TANNERZ's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TANNERZ TANNERZ'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/ Slowly going insane.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837446 I'm exhausted, exhausted by the entire situation. I love having my parents here but my brother is a whole different story. In the mornings is the only time I have to myself to get ready for work... I find him sitting at the table- he proceeds on telling me that he hasn't even went to bed yet; it's 7:30 in the morning. <BR> <BR> I have to shower, I have to get dressed, dry my hair, straighten it and go. I don't have time to have a conversation.. yet alone watch you eat the fajitas I packed f... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 10:46:34 EST They're here! Family for a week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836805 My weekend was fairly hectic, starting off by cleaning for a majority of it. My mother is a clean freak so I try to have it almost spotless by the time they come. My parents and brother got in at 8PM on Sunday and are probably staying until the following weekend. <BR> <BR> I'm happy that they're all here but it does feel slightly cramped in our 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom house. Even to the point that my brothers bedroom is currently the living room (couch!) so he's sharing that with my bigger do... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 11:19:48 EST Feeling like a whale... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833336 I'm seriously getting to the point where I'm just plain tired of having a 'gut'. It feels like everytime I look down at it, it's there staring me straight in the face. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l368722899.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I guess there are perks to being fat, like when you drop your phone while you're on the toilet and it doesn't fall into the toilet, instead it gets stopped by your thunder thighs. I mean that is really the only benefit I can think of, but... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 10:47:19 EST The progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831895 Even though I haven't lost too much weight for the past few weeks it feels like my waist is getting smaller. I don't really measure myself because I just never really felt like it. I just trust my eyes and when it looks like I'm getting smaller.. I generally am. <BR> I guess I just hate putting so much work into losing weight, so I don't want to be measuring each part of my body on a monthly basis. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l538592203.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I f... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 11:16:46 EST I think I've kicked my sour candy addiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830896 I've read only good things about pomegranates and I'm totally addicted as of lately. I can pretty much call it my go-to comfort food... I've been finding myself eating two of these a day. Seems a bit excessive? but totally addicting! <BR> <BR> I didn't know that eating them regularly can prevent some form of cancers, help with your heart, prevent diabetes, aid in weight management, etc! <BR> I can honesty say that this is probably my favourite fruit to consume. <BR> <BR> If you haven't t... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 13:45:37 EST Mistakes are only proof that you're trying. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830370 My fiance has always been completely supportive of my weight loss journey and has been helping me stay on track by asking if I’ve worked out yet on a daily basis. Around 8PM he’ll ask me, “Babe, have you jumped on the treadmill tonight?” and then I’ll think to myself, “Why no I didn’t.” he gives me just the right amount of push that I need to keep going on. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1492884638.jpg"> <BR> <BR> However, my healthy choices haven’t been so h... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 14:58:12 EST Motivational Opportunity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828084 I've had a rough week at work but I never let this stop me from getting my daily exercise in... if anything it made me push myself even more. (You know... Release the rage!) <BR> <BR> I was given the opportunity to help co-lead a sparkteam a few days ago which completely changed my runty mood to feeling completely fantastic. <BR> I feel as though, this helps me push myself even more to become the person that I want to be. <BR> Healthy, strong, less blob.. haha! I know some of you can rela... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 11:26:38 EST Oops, I wore baggy pants today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827453 I was hurrying to get ready to go to work, I'm not used to having pants that are now loose on me and I had to grab the biggest pair (obviously)... I hurried out the door without really taking much notice until I found myself grabbing at them while getting into the car this morning. So now I'm at work worried that my butt crack will be exposed for all to see through out the day and I don't normally like to give people shows. <BR> Honestly, I don't know why I hold on to these, maybe in fear tha... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 09:39:48 EST Still here :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820576 I haven't gone anywhere, just been super busy with a few games that recently came out. I still enter my calories daily but I'm finding that I'm just not posting as often. <BR> <BR> Between World of Warcraft WoD, Sims 4 and this eye infection.. I just find myself not wanting to blog, go on the spark forums or really be of any motivation to others. I feel kind of bad about it. People that confided in me to help them and I feel like I've let people down. I'm sorry for that. <BR> and honestly ... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 09:28:31 EST If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816700 Alright so I have to get back on trackskidoodles, been eating pretty horribly these past two days (1700 calorie days to be exact) although I don't think it's too bad considering I'm 5'11" and still incorporating 30+ minutes of cardio in. I just know it's slowing my weight-loss journey quite a bit by doing that. Ah well! this journey isn't meant to be a short one. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1726182035.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've been taking strolls in this cold w... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 10:59:37 EST I don't consider them mistakes I consider them lessons :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816097 Hey guys! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2144540031.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Enya here, I would like to start off my entry with, I messed up yesterday but that's okay. My eating was completely out of control (5 slices of pizza out of control) but even though I took 1 step back, I took 2 steps forward. <BR> <BR> I accept the fact that mistakes will happen and that you can't get discouraged over them because they are hardly considered obstacles to me. <BR> <BR> The... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:20:40 EST These boots were made for walking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815606 Well finally, after hours of shopping for boots turns out payless is always my go to place but I always seem to go there last. I'm one of the unfortunate ones to have huge calfs and size 11 feet... (fantastic!) can you hear the sarcasm through these words? hehe. I kind of wanted ones that almost go to your knees for the longest time, a few years at least.. but I never quite got around to finding a pair. <BR> <BR> Until now! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2146... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 15:01:06 EST Hello, realization! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815494 It's been 2 days since I've weighed myself and I'm not sure I even want to for a while. I've had a pretty rough day yesterday in terms of food, I did exercise for 50 minutes but I feel that the food might have outweighed the working out. <BR> <BR> Picture of me walking yesterday during lunch! (bright sun is bright..) <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1567266202.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Most of it was healthy but in larger than normal quanities. I usually eat 1350 ... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 11:25:50 EST It's not easy but eventually you'll get there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814164 I started this journey at 247 pounds back in August and now I'm at 208 just 3 months later. I was in a pretty tight size 14 and now I'm in an extremely loose 12 - I think I might even be able to fit in a 10 but it'll be tight. Friday I'm going to go check out some size 10 jeans and see if they fit. If they do, that'll be exciting.. and my goal of size 7 will seem more realistic. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1348540197.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've always been worrie... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:56:32 EST Really dislike Evian water... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812632 I finally decided to try Evian water after being completely hooked on SmartWater and well I completely regret it. I took a sip and automatically thought, "ugh this tastes like horrible tap water!" I'm actually shocked that so many people like it.. I guess it's spring water so it has that rocky taste to it that I absolutely despise. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1981126023.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I guess in a way it was worth trying because now I know never to try it... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 13:55:15 EST Depressing turned to AMAZING! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812196 Well today I didn't get to go walking at lunch because it was pouring, which always seems to put me under the weather. I kind of felt unmotivated.. that was until I got home! I quickly hurried to the kitchen and started making homemade chicken noodle soup with the leftovers from one of those pre-cooked chickens you can buy at the grocery store... and well my soup came out amazing! <BR> I have plenty of leftover soup for Friday and the weekend :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 20:47:37 EST Batch cooking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811260 I'm pretty excited for my lunch today, I don't normally make batches of food but I figured I'd make some chili so that I can have it for the rest of the week... plus I love chili! and it's cold so it only makes sense to eat it contineously. <BR> My batch ended up filling 5 tupperware containers, enough for 3 lunches and 2 dinners since my fiance doesn't really like spicy it's all for me! hah! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1293992871.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Anyway, i... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 10:36:16 EST Progress 30 pounds seems to make (Pictures!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810907 Alright so this will be my first progress blog entry. I finally put pictures next to each other to compare. <BR> I definitely notice the difference and it makes me ecstatic.. I'm kind of excited to see what 180 will look like on me, that will be my next set (209 difference to 180) and then my last set will be 180 compared to 150 and 150 should be my final number! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l874393531.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So side shot seems like the most obvious... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 20:22:30 EST I wish you'd change.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810578 I'm going through a lot of stress right now in my life and hopefully it doesn't effect my weight loss too much. I find myself eating a bit more than usual at night; which I'm trying to get under control. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My brother keeps digging himself into a bigger hole as days go by, causing the entire family stress. Recently he decided to take my grandmothers car out (without a license) and stole his friends daughter's electronics, afterwards smashing up my grandma's car. <BR> <B... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 09:39:16 EST The turning point http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809886 Most people have a turning point, where they look at themselves and go, “Enough is enough, I can’t live my life like this anymore.” Well what exactly was mine? I look back almost three months and remember looking into the mirror and staring at what looked like a double chin forming, I examined my face from every side and couldn’t help but notice how unflattering it was. It wasn’t always like this, there was a point where I looked bearable to myself and I’m almost to that point again. <BR> <B... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 10:13:01 EST Ohm Bar Review - So gross!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808177 I don't normally try protein bars, or bars in general but this one apparently the proceeds go to charity. I can't clarify the legitimacy of that though... I can tell you a bit about this. <BR> <BR> I got Chai flavoured, this is apparently a date & seed bar.. gluten & dairy free with 5 grams of fibre and 25% daily value of iron. <BR> The fibre part intrigued me because I'm always low on Fibre at the end of the day. So I figured I would give it a shot.. yeah basically I put my mouth to it an... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:25:15 EST PCOS isn't controlling me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808044 Living with PCOS has never been easy, I even went years without not even knowing what it was and I never knew I had it until about a year ago. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l12600291.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Actually I knew there was something wrong with me when I was 16 and I still hadn't had my period. They basically had to give me a pill to unnaturally have it and then go straight on the worst brand of birth control possible; Yasmin. Which years later caused me to h... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:01:08 EST When do you start looking for another job? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807541 I'm in a temporary contract until December 5th of this year, which is completely freaking me out because that means my last pay will be on the 12th.. two weeks before Christmas. When do you think it's too early to start searching for another job? I've already applied to a few positions but I'm worried that I might be doing it too early? what if they are hiring for two weeks from now? <BR> <BR> I'm just so stressed out right now! I wish I could just find something permanent so I didn't have t... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 12:08:54 EST Exercise while at work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807462 There are a lot of people out there that work in an office and feel as though they are sitting all day. I’ve started incorporating fitness into my daily work life. How and what exactly? <BR> <BR> Well there are hard surfaces around my office that I can easily do dips on. What are dips? Basically you lean backwards with your hands on the surface and bring yourself down with your knees bent, I use this cabinet at work, but a chair works like in the image. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spark... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:01:12 EST I'm ready to throw it out the window http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806841 I'm seriously fed up! This morning my scale thought it would be really funny to have me weigh 3 pounds heavier. Like it was purposely trying to ruin my day. Well you know what, you're on a time out for 3 weeks. I shouldn't be weighing myself twice a week anyway... I was reading an article about how you're most accurate weight is the day after your period (for women, obviously) but I'm thinking since I set my goals to the 25th, I'll just weigh myself once a month from now on, or at least try t... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 09:31:19 EST Different waters do taste different! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806382 I never realized this but before I was healthy I always thought all water tasted the same until I began drinking water on a frequent enough basis. I usually will get a bottle of water from a shoppers drug mart or corner store near my work. Having tried different kinds… there are some that I’ve absolutely loved and others just seemed so plain. For example, my favourite at the moment ended up being SmartWater it’s vapour distilled water with minerials added and I never thought I’d like it since... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 14:25:28 EST Motivation - What fuels me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806257 There are so many times where I just wanted to give up and it seemed like it would be easier that way but I came to the conclusion that I’d never get to my end result if I did that. I constantly look at motivation, which includes weight loss transformations on google images. I find myself glancing at them on a weekly basis and saying to myself, “This could be me.” Because in reality, it can be. It can apply to almost everyone if they just work at it. <BR> <BR> I tried jogging yesterday but ... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 10:35:05 EST Success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805658 I sit here thinking, “It’s Monday, I shouldn’t be as happy as I am.” Usually Monday’s are a ‘Blah, got to get up and go to work.’ Type of day but when I stepped on the scale this morning I was down a pound. I had been not moving from 213 for almost a week.. but finally it had went down. I’m starting to think that I need to incorporate more exercise in my routine because the pounds seem harder to get off… even though I’m still 60 pounds away from my goal! Definitely hoping I won’t be losing a ... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:35:35 EST Good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804542 I had a pretty decent day today, it's not even close to over but so far it started pretty good. I ended up getting my hair dyed and trimmed and love my new look, it's definitely refreshing for winter. Before I had blonde and black but I wanted something more eye popping so I decided to go red, orange and black and absolutely love it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1842901645.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As for fitness, I walked to this outlet shop near my house to buy hair... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:57:24 EST I'm getting there... slowly... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804079 I’m exhausted today, just mentally mostly. I’ve been sitting at work waiting for the clock to strike 5… ready to just bolt out the door. Half my day has been busy and the other half not so much. <BR> I’ve promised myself I wouldn’t weigh myself as often but that has seemed to fail me, go figure. I just always want to know what I am. Over the past few days I had gained a bit (1 pound) but ended up going back town to exactly what I was (212.7) 4 days ago! Which is weird, but better than gainin... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:26:33 EST Reminiscing with old blog entries.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803378 It's been over a year since I've posted on my blog. I can't say that it put me in a runt at all because I've been working really hard these past few months, I've been tracking with an app for my phone but decided it was time to come back to sparkpeople since I've had so much good progress using this site. <BR> <BR> Going based on my last post in August 2013, I had gotten down to 205. But just a few months ago I had managed to get myself up to almost 250 pounds all over again! I'm down to 213... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:04:12 EST Day? I have no idea! But I'm not gone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5449008 So it's been almost a month since I've posted, but I'm still around. Still tracking my food daily and working towards my goal .. maybe just not as hard as I was. I'm currently 205. 3 weeks ago I was 208. So a difference of 3 pounds which is not a bad thing.. Still lost a pound a week. <BR> Now back to being fierce and focusing on a bigger weight loss goal per week. 40-60 minutes a day on the treadmill and less junk food. <BR> My goal is still to be around 165 which is definitely looking mor... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 15:51:10 EST Day 107 - I'm still here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422347 I haven't been posting a lot lately, but I'm still dedicated to working out. I have lost 40 pounds now. (207) My size 10/11s are starting to feel like they are getting loose. I've been walking 40-60 minutes each day on the treadmill because it's so hot out at the moment and trying to eat better. My sleep pattern has been messed up so I eat late at night and don't start eating until 2pm.. I really need to find a job to fix all that. <BR> <BR> I really appreciate my mother in law, she motivat... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 21:37:13 EST Day 97 - Overweight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379241 I've finally done it! I've hit under obese according to my bmi. I am now at 29.69! Which is 212 pounds for me. It feels really great.. now I only have another 5-6 bmi points to get out of overweight and hit normal range! and hopefully can be close to my goal weight by November! 35 pounds gone. Next goal is 50 or 199 whichever comes first in 2 months! Goal deadline August 4th. <BR> <BR> Todays start weight: 212 <BR> BMI: 29.69 <BR> <BR> Bring on the new goal! :) <BR> <BR> Wed, 5 Jun 2013 14:06:06 EST Day 92 - I'm not gone I swear! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373925 So I haven't posted in a bit over a week but I'm not gone I swear, I just haven't really been losing anything in terms of weight. I lost track a bit but I'm back on it and almost out of obese. Hopefully tomorrows scale will tell me so! I got in 105 minutes of fitness (Wii Fit 60 minutes and walking 45 minutes with my SO). My new size 11s are getting loose.. they were a tad tight when I purchased them so yay! I've been also trying to go to the gym when I can with my friend Val. However, I don'... Fri, 31 May 2013 18:22:47 EST Day 84 - Shocked! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365761 So one of my spark friends wrote on my previous blog entry that my 4.5 pounds weight gain could have been water weight.. well I think it was becuase it just hadn't made sense that I gained so much by eating a bit worse.. I did exercise tonnes that weekend! the kayaking, mountain walking (so lots of uphill) and swimming.. well I'm back down to pretty much where I was. 1 pound weight gain that's it. Which is totally fine! I'm back on track now, doing my 1+ hours of exercise a day and not eating... Thu, 23 May 2013 14:09:37 EST Day 82 - Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5363232 Ended up going to my parents cottage which is 8 hours from here from Friday to Monday. It was kind of frustrating to say the least. <BR> <BR> The people next door are building their cottage extremely close to my parents, which has my mom bitching CONSTANTLY. Which kind of started to getting to my head.. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1063282226.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Also I hate pretty terrible, lots of marshmallows, pies, cakes.. and hoping my 3 hours of walking,... Tue, 21 May 2013 09:44:04 EST Day 75 - BMI http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356369 Almost out of Obese. I'm at 30.40 which is crazy! Probably another week and I'll be in the overweight category. I don't really look into it too much since I find it inaccurate due to my height. I don't even look what they consider me to be obese. <BR> <BR> I've been at this sort of plateau for a while but I'm not letting it bother me since I know I haven't been eating the greatest. I've reduced my calories again, getting upset that they keep changing the recommended amounts on me. Grr! <BR... Tue, 14 May 2013 13:46:06 EST Day 70 - Strength http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5351018 Had a lot of pain in my left upper thigh due to running and over doing myself in aerobics. Changed it up and did some strength exercises but realized I could only do 15 minutes before getting too tired. <BR> <BR> Jackknives - 20 Reps (3 Minutes) <BR> Planking - 30 seconds <BR> Arm & Leg lifts - 20 Reps (3 Minutes) <BR> Tricep Extensions - 20 Reps (2 Minutes) <BR> Abdominal Hip Raises - 20 Reps (2 Minutes) <BR> Abdominal V-ups - Legs Straight Or Bent 15 Reps (1 30 seconds Minute) <BR> Abd... Thu, 9 May 2013 13:30:58 EST Day 64 - 2 months in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344554 So it's officially 2 months into my weight loss journey and I've managed to lose 29 pounds and 5 inches off my hips! I feel great and know that the next 2 months I probably won't end up losing that much, but maybe aim for 20 or at least 200 pounds which is 18 pounds away. <BR> <BR> I still don't really see much results, however, my SO says there is a big difference.. I guess it's the people around you that notice it more than yourself because I find I am still trying to process it, process ... Fri, 3 May 2013 15:36:40 EST Day 54 - Woot. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335451 I feel pretty fantastic today, I woke up, not hesitant and just got my butt to work out! Actually got in 79 minutes today which is quite the accomplishment. After yesterday, with the scale going up by 1.5 pounds ... I figured I had to push myself more today... which is what I did! and I'm back down to 220 again.. so that's a relief. <BR> <BR> Oh yeah, thought I would share what I woke up to this morning. Riley is so weird sometimes lol. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 15:22:33 EST Day 53 - Won't let it discourage me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334652 Did my usual hour+ work out. Scale went up by 1.5 pounds but I try not to let it discourage me since I know it fluctuates. <BR> I have to keep on focusing on how much success I've been having, more than 25 pounds gone and almost 1/3 of a way there. <BR> <BR> It almost makes me wonder how much I will lose by the end of May when I go visit my parents. I'm hoping for at least 40 pounds down. My SO says that he notices a difference but I don't really see anything except for the fact I can fit i... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 21:52:00 EST Day 52 - Success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5333101 I woke up and started exercising, 73 minutes this time - Sometimes it's hard to get motivated but I just got to push myself to succeed. <BR> <BR> I did 22 minutes of Hula hoop - 154 Calories <BR> 15 minutes of free running - 132 Calories <BR> 26 minutes of boxing - 166 Calories <BR> 10 minutes of free step - 60 Calories <BR> <BR> for a grand total of 512 Calories. <BR> <BR> Weigh in for today was 220 pounds (99.8kg) I AM FINALLY UNDER 100 KG! yes! Now my next huge goal is to be under 20... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 15:10:15 EST Day 50 - Skipping cheat day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330850 Who says you need to have a cheat day once a week? It's been 2 weeks now and I haven't been cheating on healthy eating. I feel fantastic, I am almost out of what BMI standards would call "obese" but I don't even look it so I can't really believe that of being too truthful. 31.20 is my BMI currently. That is 223 pounds. Which means I am 24 pounds down and almost 1/3 away from my total goal. <BR> <BR> I have also reached 41 hours of Wii Fit in these past 50 days, and yes I fit in my size 11's... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 18:12:09 EST Day 45 - First Goal officially reached! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5325271 Got up this morning, felt good, decided to work out right away. Did my usual 60-80 minutes of fitness and weighed myself and reached my first goal of 10KG lost (22 pounds) .. I had set it for 3 months and lost it in only 7 weeks! Not even 2 months! Incredible! I have set another 10KG weight loss goal in 3 months which would take me out of obese and put me in overweight.. I can't wait! That will almost put me out of the 200 pound mark. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:23:42 EST Day 43 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5323106 I had a baby shower to go to today and it ended up not being as bad as I thought considering I thought I would eat food like crazy.. but turns out it was alright.. had a plate of some veggies with tip, a tiny bit of lasagna, 1 triangle sandwich and some crackers with crab dip of some sort and a few desserts at the end. <BR> Ended up coming home and feeling a little bit guilty over the desserts so I decided to throw 102 minutes of fitness in the works. <BR> <BR> Work out plan was; <BR> <... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 19:13:53 EST Burger! Day 42 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322066 Basically had a burger today and don't really mind it one bit. At first I felt a bit guilty but instead of drowning myself in guilt.. I worked out for a solid 75 minutes. The old me would have given up by now, however, the new me doesn't want to.. wants better for herself. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l85366240.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I think I'm starting to notice my stomach get a bit smaller.. and soon enough I'm really hoping to lose that bit of pudginess that I ... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 18:52:00 EST Day 41 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5320934 It's Friday! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l484811085.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Which means, this time next week I'll be in Ottawa celebrating my dads birthday.. sometimes I hate living so far from them.. since I can't go see them whenever I want. <BR> <BR> So today's accomplishments: <BR> <BR> 110 minutes fitness <BR> <BR> Jackknives - 10 reps <BR> Hula Hoop - 20 minutes <BR> Boxing - 30 minutes <BR> Free running - 5 minutes <BR> Free step - 10 minutes <BR> <BR> W... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 14:24:08 EST Day 40 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319807 Start Date March 3rd - Goal set at 22 Pounds loss by June 1st. <BR> Start Weight: 247 (BMI of 34.46) <BR> Current Weight: 226 (BMI of 31.67) <BR> <BR> Weight loss: 21 pounds, duration; 5 weeks 5 days. (One month and a half ahead of schedule) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l211621338.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today's workout - 76 Minutes: <BR> <BR> Jackknifes - 10 Reps <BR> Full Body lunges - 10 Reps <BR> Planking - 30 Seconds <BR> Hula Hoop - 20 minutes, Approx. 800 s... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:51:27 EST and I'm back at it.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5314800 So much has changed in so little time, break ups, new love, gaining weight and trying to lose all over again. <BR> <BR> a year ago I left an abusive relationship, where nothing seemed right and I only felt miserable from day to day. I finally decided to end that 2+ year torture and move on with my life in a positive way. 2 months after that, I met someone that is entirely different in the most positive of ways and it has felt so good. <BR> <BR> However, I was struggling with having gained... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 15:51:36 EST