THEODORE1958's SparkPeople Blog THEODORE1958's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Minor Success I got back on track August 13th and as of today I'm down 9 lbs. My mind set has changed from thinking of dieting to making changes I can live with for a life time. I'm not doing anything extreme but I have watched how much junk food I eat. And since then my goal is make sure I eat healthy wholesome foods 80-90% of the time. I'm starting to find that joy I had previously from working out. I think the fact that I took baby steps didn't make it feel so daunting. I'm anxious to see how much I acc... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:26:01 EST Updated Photos I removed all my photos except for one and my weight loss awards. Since I gained the weight back I feel I need to start at ground zero. I will be posting recent pictures with progress photos to follow. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 06:07:12 EST Day One Was Good Yesterday was a good first step. I recorded everything I ate and made sure everything I ate was healthy. I plan on easing back into my weight training on Sunday. I may even post some "before" pictures to remind me why I have to make better choices. Fri, 14 Aug 2015 05:59:39 EST Here We Go Again I had gotten my weight down to 240 lbs (from 291) and then I tore my meniscus. I subsequently had surgery and had to stop exercising for a short time. The problem was I got lazy. That was a little over a year ago and I have ballooned to 283 lbs. The surgery is not to blame. It was me getting lazy and then getting down on myself. Once I got down on myself I stopped counting calories for extended periods and my workouts diminished to almost nothing. I am tired of this up and down treadmill of l... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 08:32:59 EST