TATE60's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TATE60 TATE60'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/ 6 Week Body Makeover http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3659012 I'm going back to what I know is good for me. I started 6wbmo yesterday. I've had the program for about 4 years or so but have never followed through with it. I think I've never gotten past week number 2. But it really does work and I did lose weight with it but when Thanksgiving came around I just defaulted back to what I always do and instead of picking all the pieces up and starting fresh I just said the heck with it. I brainwashed myself into believing that I could never lose the wei... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 16:40:14 EST Struggling to keep on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3393112 So I haven't exercised in the last 2 days because my knee has been swollen like a grapefruit. I tried to get into the doctor this week but he is off for the next 2 weeks. I hate to not exercise for a whole 2 weeks so I think I might just try a different video. I have the Walk Fit DVDs by Leslie Sansone and I think that will be better for my knee. It's a lower impact workout and I really want to ramp it up right now. I'm still going to keep my focus on 6 weeks from now so that will give m... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 13:58:57 EST I pushed play!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3379473 So I started my Slim in 6 this weekend. I even woke up early this morning to do it be/c I know I will be exhausted by this evening. Monday's are always hard for me. I play catch up all day at work. I was able to do more of the DVD than I thought I was. I didn't get all the way through it because I have a knee that doesn't cooperate with me. I'm afraid I won't be able to finish because of my knee but I'm going to do it as long as I can. I guess I should probably just break down and go t... Mon, 28 Jun 2010 15:34:30 EST Starting Slim in 6 Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3369608 Today is the day. It's the last day of Vacation Bible School at church and exactly 6 weeks until I go on vacation. So this is the day that I'm going to start my Slim in 6. I wanted to start it sooner but I've been so exhausted all week with VBS. There's about 80 kids every night and I work in crafts so we had each and every one of them coming through. I've loved every minute of it but I am hurting in places I didn't know could hurt. Tonight is water night so it won't be so fast and furi... Fri, 25 Jun 2010 09:38:40 EST New Beginnings--Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3364056 I really can't count how many times I've started over. Is anyone in the same boat? I'm in the mindset now that it doesn't matter how many times I start again but that I just refocus and keep trying. It's been several months of off and on dieting. I'll do good on Monday and Tuesday but by Wednesday I splurge a little for lunch but eat good for dinner and then on Thursday I splurge on breakfast and lunch and may not eat anything at all for dinner. And here comes Friday which by then I feel... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 16:13:41 EST Big Splurge on Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2858958 Ok, so I am the typical american...I LOVE superbowl Sunday! Not only do I love watching the game but I love eating the food. I can honestly say that I not only planned the entire menu 2 weeks ahead of time but I planned on gaining all 4 pounds back that I lost the week leading up to Sunday. That's how much I love superbowl Sunday. <BR> <BR> And now Monday is here and I'm struggling to get back on track. I thought that it would be so easy. I would have one big day of no dieting and giv... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 22:59:30 EST Weekend Update and on my Shingles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2844660 So this week hasn't been too bad. My shingles are still healing but they don't hurt like I thought they would. I still have new spots popping up almost every day but the one bad spot that I had is now starting to heal. So hopefully I just have a smaller version of the virus. Thank you to all of you that sent me good vibes. It really helps to know that people are thinking about me. <BR> <BR> So I weighed in today and I've lost 3 pounds this week. I was really distraught over not losin... Fri, 5 Feb 2010 12:01:39 EST Diagnosed with Shingles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2831391 So I went to the Dr today to find out that this rash on my neck (which came up on Sunday) is Shingles. I've had lots of stress at work the last few weeks and I think that has a lot to do with it. I've never had shingles before so this will be all new for me. I'm mainly worried about my 13 month old daughter. She has only had the first part of her chicken pox vaccine and is vulnerable to catching the virus. I am my daughter's primary care taker during week as my husband works out of town ... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 15:13:15 EST Starting with a BANG!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2794348 So week 2 has started off much better than last week. I did my Firm exercise yesterday afternoon and made it further than what I did last week in video. I always try to push myself a little farther each time. I also cooked a wonderful meal in the crockpot. The recipe is called Slow-simmered curry chicken if you want to look it up. It's from my 6 week body makeover recipe book. I really like the way the recipes are made. They suggest using no salt added ingredients and use lots of herbs... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 12:41:29 EST Weight Loss Journey--The Beginning (Again) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2779168 Okay, so I've found that releasing my thoughts in a sort of journal type system really holds me accountable for each and everyday. So if you think I talk to much, then be glad you don't live close to me! :) My short plan is to lose 40 pounds so my husband and I can start trying to have another baby. We really wanted to start trying right around this time but I've been extremely selfish and wasn't ready to give up my comfort foods. It's been very stressful at my job lately and I am definit... Thu, 21 Jan 2010 21:08:17 EST Starting Nutrisystem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1146596 I started Nutrisystem today. It only took about 2 days to get my stuff in so I sat down in the floor yesterday and sorted through all the food. I know what I ate this morning wasn't that good. Hopefully, that isn't a pattern with this food. I am determined to keep track with my food diary and stick to it. If there is anyone who reads this that is doing Nutrisystem as well, please give me some advice. Thanks!! Wed, 16 Apr 2008 11:59:01 EST It's been a tough week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1141711 This past week has been the worst for me since I started towards my goal a few months ago. My progress has been slow but I felt good about the foods I was eating. I just can't seem to find the motivation to exercise. But this last week I drank a TON of Dr Pepper and ate a TON of stuff that wasn't good for me. I didn't even try to eat healthy. I just the things that sounded oh so good. And by doing that, I don't have the motivation to start over this week. I still have the desire to los... Mon, 14 Apr 2008 13:03:43 EST Day 1 one of 10 day challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1060370 So this is my new challenge that I'm participating in. It's posted in the The Firm Believers spark team. It's simply doing the firm exercise DVDs for 10 days and posting my measurements before I start and after I finish the 10 days. I need something that is going to motivate me to exercise. That is my biggest struggle right now. And if I have something to track to keep me going then I will be more likely to follow through. If you are interested in the challenge, look it up on the team p... Fri, 7 Mar 2008 16:52:09 EST It's been a rough one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1055904 So it's now two weeks into my program. I've slacked off a few times so I've only lost 2 pounds. Once I look at my eating patterns and how inconsistant they are, I'm actually glad that I've lost that much. But I've finally delved into my Sparkpage. I've added pictures and started looking at myself. Since I've gained my weight, I haven't taken any pictures unless I was forced to and I didn't look at them when I had the chance to. But I know that is one of the things that will keep me moti... Wed, 5 Mar 2008 17:12:06 EST Day 3 of my Program http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1025349 Well, this is officially day 3 of my diet. I didn't exercise yesterday, but that is the only day I've skipped this week. People always say that the first 3 days are the worst when you start a new diet. I can say that the first 2 days were okay. It's today that I want to eat everything in sight. I'm craving Taco Bell, Chinese food, ice cream, just anything that isn't on my diet. But I know that I've lost 2 pounds already this week and I don't want to blow it just for one moment of great ... Thu, 21 Feb 2008 12:51:10 EST Results of Week 1 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=666711 So here's an update on the first week of my challenge. I lost 1 single pound this week. But I really blew it yesterday. I had fried chicken for lunch and pizza for dinner. I went over my intake just by eating those two things. (Of course, I had to eat rolls and potatoes and gravy with my chicken!) So, after that I guess I should be happy to have lost the 1 pound. I did go to the gym. I didn't stay as long as I ususally do but I did about 30 minutes of weights and stretching and 15 of ... Mon, 23 Jul 2007 11:12:26 EST This is my Challenge!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=657787 It's time for me to set a real goal!! I've decided to accept a challenge that has been made. I'm going to lose 50 pounds by January 1st!!! I think it's time that I re-evaluated my New Year's resolution that I made at the beginning of this year. My goal was to lose 50 pounds this year. However, I've lost track of that...like most of us do. Instead of losing, I've gained about 10 pounds. It's still not too late for me to lose 50 pounds, but I have to lose 10 more. So are there any taker... Tue, 17 Jul 2007 13:38:50 EST I finally joined a gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=657781 Yeah so I joined Anytime Fitness. I joined last week and I didn't go until yesterday. I can honestly say that I feel GREAT!! I'm a little sore but that's expected. (I kind of like that feeling anyway!) So we will see how this accelerates my weighloss. I've been on SP for a month now and I've only lost 2 pounds. And in all actuality, I've probably gained those back because I didn't too great last week. I'm just afraid to step on the scale to find out the truth. So, yeah, I guess I'm s... Tue, 17 Jul 2007 13:35:31 EST