SWEETANNY99's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SWEETANNY99 SWEETANNY99's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ 15 days that saved my sanity :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4599007 I'm back on the diet. <BR> Yep, after 16 weeks of planned efforts and follow ups with the dietician and the doctor at the weight loss clinic, we all agreed it was time for me to take a break. A REAL break.. like 2 weeks of 'normal' food. <BR> So I happily spent the last 2 weeks enjoying all the benefits of having lost 60 pounds and, as a bonus, having my apetite reduced! <BR> <BR> NO more being hungry and thinking about food all the time! <BR> <BR> I went to my favorite all you can ea... Fri, 25 Nov 2011 13:35:43 EST Determination. A little can go a long way, with help from your sparkfriends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4572484 I have now lost 60 pounds! <BR> wooo hooo for me :) <BR> and, best of all, the fat% on me has dropped by 9%, so only 6.5 pouds of my overall weightloss is not fat... YES, 53.5 pouds of FAT are gone from my life forever!! <BR> All of that because I found a little determination in me, and in my Sparkfriends. <BR> <BR> I'd been having a hard time for the past 3-4 weeks, what with a cold that almost turned into sinusitis, I was always tired, no energy. No excercise, no will to keep it up. T... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 09:43:48 EST disbelief :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4555981 I'm still staring at the tag in disbelief.... <BR> I've been sooo cold at the office in the last couple of weeks, it's not even funny. Hot Coffee, Hot Tea, a cardigan AND a shawl worn over top and still my hands were frozen to my elbows... <BR> <BR> so I went shopping at lunch, as my office is located on top of a small shopping center. I went to my favorite store, Reitmans, wich carries women's regular and plus sizes. As usual, I headed to the small plus section all the way at the back t... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 13:40:12 EST In only 40 minutes, 25 Pounds GONE !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4553286 WOW! <BR> I must have just lost another 25pds!!! <BR> yes! in about... say... 40 minutes??!! <BR> YES! 40 minutes, 25 pounds!! at least!! <BR> Actually, it's not pounds off my body, but pounds of clothes out of my wardrobe :) <BR> GOTCHA! <BR> you can't lose that much weight from your body so fast...! <BR> but that's all the time it took for me to try on all the clothes I suspected/knew they were too big for me... <BR> and lose them all! all the too big jeans, dress pants, shorts, skirts, cit... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 21:55:09 EST A Mayonnaise Jar and a couple of Beers... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4539830 This is a version of something I've read many times over the years. I will not claim to have written it, but this version I like more than others I've read... read on, you'll see... <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>------------------ <BR> When things in your life seem almost too much to handle, when 24 hours in a day are not enough, remember the mayonnaise jar and the 2 Beers. <BR> <BR> <BR> A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. ... Mon, 17 Oct 2011 13:12:49 EST conquering the pm munchies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4519193 Well, like you have probably heard too, I had heard that it takes 3 weeks (21 days) to integrate a habit.... <BR> <BR> I guess I must be a slow learner, cause it took me 3 months to integrate the "do not snack right after lunch" habit into my hard head <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> but I think I'm finally there, I can face 2h of not eating in the pm at the office! you'd think it was easy, what's 2 hours, right?? <BR> <BR> WRONG! it felt like an eternity was passing every 5 minutes between 1pm ... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 15:12:49 EST back to losing.. phhheewwww! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4509958 I'm so happy to be back on the losing weight path... that time of the month made me sooo stable on my weight I was starting to get discouraged! <BR> <BR> After about 10 days of stable weight, I was wondering if I had hit a real plateau!! <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> THE DREADED PLATEAU!! the one that makes you lose confidence in what you are doing, re-examining every gram of carb, fat and protein you ingest! <em>140</em> <BR> The one that makes you wonder if you are excercising enough (I hate ... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 09:29:28 EST TGIF! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4500892 ho boy, I did soooo much better today :) kept within my goals, and actually got 30 minutes of eliptical. <em>208</em> Fri, 23 Sep 2011 22:23:00 EST yesterday: Senator's hockey game, dinner out... oups... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4498207 had a bad moment at dinner yesterday... <BR> <BR> went to Scores for dinner before the hockey game... man, I went over my fat, protein and calories for the day with that meal. I had a whole chicken breast rotisserie style, actually ate the crispy golden delicious skin... FAT!!! god I love fat sometimes. <BR> <BR> Also had something like 4 cups of romaine, with ceasar dressing, bacon bits, cottage cheese (how much you bet it was full fat 14%?) and crumbled whole eggs... <BR> <BR> at lea... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 10:10:28 EST 2 days in a row!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4495750 I actually did 15 min of eliptical after doing 52 mins yesterday - man WTF has gotten into me?? did an alien kidnap me and replaced me with a clone that actually wants to work out?? I don't recognise myself !! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> and that, my friends, is a good thing <em>334</em> Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:29:51 EST stress eating... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4495227 ok, I had a stressfull situation at work this pm and immediately looked for a snack! OMG I soooo eat my stress... I eat to relax, to have fun with friends, to pick myself up when something is not going the way I want it to, I eat when I feel down, when I want to celebrate!!! <BR> <BR> FOOD ADDICT - that's what I am... <BR> <BR> BUT!! I was able to eat a BBQ soy snax (7gr carbs, 15gr prot and 2.5gr fat) and that helped. Still wanted to visit Joanne's office and have some junk, but a couple ... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 16:22:28 EST logged my first work out session! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4493684 <em>236</em> <BR> I have the hardest time actualy getting on my eliptical and doing it... <BR> <BR> And tonight, I actually DID IT!! <em>244</em> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 21:14:56 EST made it to 4pm :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4493250 I made it through another afternoon <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> As I have chron's I can't to raw veggies for snacks and on the low carb, fruits are off limits (and they don't agree with chron's anyhow) <BR> <BR> It seems that even if I pack my lunch with protein, between 2 and 3 is the hardest. I have my scheduled protein snack for 3pm, because I don't get to dinner before 6pm. On the low carb, I have to eat every 3h max to stay energized. <BR> <BR> So, I hereby congratulate myself for ha... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 16:02:13 EST afternoon battle! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4493116 Well, this my first blog entry EVER... I mean anywhere at all :o) <em>30</em> <BR> And it's about my daily afternoon fight with snacking. <BR> EVERY DAY I'm at work, I have to refrain from visiting a co-worker's office. She keeps on her desk for everyone some snaks and goodies. Like fudge, cookies, whippets, sour gummies, chocolate macaroons ectc... <BR> <em>494</em> <BR> OMG it's hard not to visit and have some !!!!! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> But every pm, I bargain with myself and ha... Mon, 19 Sep 2011 14:48:51 EST