TINA4791's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TINA4791 TINA4791'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/ Pushing Forward..New chapter ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335606 Good day to you all! It has been a while since I wrote on here. I miss it to be honest with you. It was always my way of "venting" or letting out my frustrations along with my celebrations. When I hit my 100th pound lost, I kind of fell away from here and I have not lost anymore weight since then. I have not gained any of it back THANK GOD!! but I am tired of being stuck so I thought I would come back. I still have just about 80 pounds give or take to my overall goal weight. I am still workin... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 19:09:11 EST I did it!! I FINALLY hit my 100 pounds lost!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170344 <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Yep you read it correctly! I finally hit my first major goal of losing 100 pounds. I started this journey on January 3, 2012. So in less than I year, I lost 100 pounds. I cannot tell you how excited I am. This was VERY difficult and at times I did not think I was ever going to do it but I DID! Unbelievable! I am so thankful for my friend who began this journey with me and has been such a tremendous support system for me. She stuck by me and not once ever got tired o... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 17:14:58 EST 7 away from 100...getting SO CLOSE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134628 Still fighting for the 100 pounds lost!! Inch by inch and little by little I AM getting there. I am losing not gaining so that is always a good thing! <em>211</em> When I think back over this past year, this time last year I never would have dreamed that I would be 93 pounds lighter and still going! It is amazing to shop for clothes and actually get something I like instead of settling because that was all they had in my size! I love the way I feel! This has in no way been easy and the wor... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 22:33:03 EST Playing tug of war... mentally. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093369 Well it has been a little while since I wrote anything here. My weight loss is still going great. I know that I am winning each time I choose to workout and with each good choice I make with my food. This blog is going to be totally off the weight loss topic. When we went on out vacation in August, we decided that we would be moving our family to Tennessee. I am having a very hard time being excited about it. My problem is that I cannot make everyone happy that is involved. My parents do not ... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 23:05:18 EST Guess what's moving again!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5070366 ...... the <em>192</em> <em>244</em> ...... <BR> So yay!!! Finally some good results!! Lets just hope they continue in this direction!!! <BR> I have been thinking lately about something that has really scared me from the beginning and that is excess skin. Is there really any way to avoid excess skin? I know that I am never going to be able to afford surgery to remove it. So am I still going to be ugly even after I lose this weight? Its just really been on the front of my mind and it s... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 12:49:48 EST Feeling blah! BUT moving forward with no doubts! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5068558 Well this week is about over with. I am glad, I love weekends. I love my job but like to be home too! Who doesnt? lol! I have done very well this week with both my eating and my workouts. I am STILL not seeing any results yet but maybe soon I will. I confided in my friend today of my stuggles. I felt like I needed to tell her because she has put a lot of time and energy into helping me plus trying to talk to my husband about it only gets an argument started. Losing weight is REALLY hard espec... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 23:54:57 EST Picking up and moving on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5064916 Well I had my first weigh in since our vacation with my "trainer" today..I am still up about 6 pounds. <em>29</em> Ok that's the bad news. Good news is that I am not going to let it get me down. I know what I need to do and I just need to do it. This week has been really good so far. I have pulled my calories back to where I had them before and I am adding something different each time I workout. I am trying new things and have found that I really shouldn't be afraid to try new things, I m... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 12:49:34 EST Frustrated and time to regroup and figure things out. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5062214 So we have been home for almost a month now and I have not lost hardly any weight at all. I have been back in the gym but I feel like I am having such a hard time re-breaking old habits that I picked back up on vacation. I know that its mind over matter here and I just need to find my determination and will power to get back on track. I am really frustrated and its hard to talk to anyone about it especially my husband. I will tell him that I feel like giving up (which I know I am not going to... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 21:25:18 EST Back from our Trip with new goals and new deadlines http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5039339 Well we are back from our trip. It was AMAZING! We really had a great time and you know I didn't worry so much about my weight. Yes I did gain but I know that it will come back off. While on our trip we made the decision to move our family from Wyoming to Tennessee in June 2013. We will be starting our own church. This brings a whole new year of excitement and oh yes some stress. But even with the challenges we face ahead of us, I have set some new goals. <BR> 1. ) To reach 100 pounds lo... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 21:44:08 EST MIA for awhile but haven't stopped working! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4985234 Busy Busy Busy!! <em>148</em> <BR> <BR> Well we are down to just a few more days until our trip. I did not make it to 100 pounds which makes me a little sad but at the same time, losing a little over 80 pounds isn't something to take lightly! I am very proud of this accomplishment! Now its time for a new goal! I am working on an coming up with an achievable goal but one that will make me work hard just like this one did. I know that I would like for one of my shorter term goals to be to ge... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 18:39:46 EST I used to think that being fat was my destiny. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4963168 Being overweight, you often have thoughts of this is just how you will be for the rest of your life. I thought that for the longest time and even had a shadow of that thought today. My weightloss has slowed way down as I am told that it will. I thought to myself that this is it...this is as far as I am going to be able to go. These kind of thoughts only sets the stage for failure. I am still losing and I am active and I eat the right foods so as long as I am doing that, I cannot be hurting my... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 00:03:11 EST Only 31 days until our trip!!! ANXIOUS!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4948037 <em>298</em> <em>67</em> <em>298</em> <BR> <BR> Well I made through graduation!! What an experience!! Let me just say that everyday I am amazed at what I am able to do now that I have lost some weight! We got the to the theatre where the ceremony was held, it was over 100 degrees! We had to walk to the theater from the parking area then I walked all over to try and find where I needed to be. After locating my area, we lined up and walked all the way around the theater and I notice that w... Fri, 29 Jun 2012 18:03:47 EST 1 year since joining SP..why I began this journey... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4933544 <em>503</em> <BR> <BR> I joined Sparkpeople on June 12, 2011. At that time I was at my highest weight ever. I thought that there was no hope for me. I had so much weight to lose that it just wasn't worth trying. I have spent my entire life being overweight. I was the fat kid in school. I was never the pretty girl and definitely never in the popular crowd. My parents and those closest to me would often make statements that they thought were being helpful but they ended up actually hurting. ... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 17:28:41 EST I now have 28 pounds to go before I reach 100 pounds lost!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4932099 I have lost 5 pounds between last week's weigh in and this week. How I lost 5 pounds in one week is beyond me!! Maybe I am finally coming off of this plateau!! I am SO glad for that!! <em>244</em> 28 pounds to go is much better than 30 something pounds to go. Now I feel like I just might have a chance at meeting that 100 pound goal!! We only have 43 days to go, this is not impossible!! I am so stinkin' close I can't hardly stand it!! I did something yesterday that I haven't done in about 15... Mon, 18 Jun 2012 19:42:57 EST Fighting the urge to snack all the time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4928279 Ever have those days where all you want to do is snack? I sure do! <em>495</em> <BR> Boy have I been struggling with that the past couple of days. I eat my wonderful healthy meals and I even allow room for a snack but man oh man I just get the munchies sometimes! I usually try to get up and do something when I get those urges or if it is later at night, I just go to bed. The scales are still holding steady at 253lbs. Which is good, I have not gained! Need to get in some good workouts this w... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 20:56:58 EST 2 more pounds gone; 33 to reach my 100 pound goal!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4923903 My ticker is moving again!! YAY!!! <em>244</em> Hopefully this is not a fluke and that little ticker will just keep on moving!!! I have 49 days until our vacation which means I have 49 days to lose those 33 remaining pounds!! I told my mentor today that I am SO close yet somedays, especially lately, I still feel further away than ever before! I have been working super hard lately. Tonight I am going for 3 days in a row at the gym. I will likely go one more before taking a night off. I have... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 21:23:06 EST One Goal Accomplished!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4920750 <em>248</em> <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <BR> Well! One of my goals besides losing 100lbs by August 1, 2012 was to be able to run a mile...that goal has been met!!! I ran that mile today!!! I did have to stop occasionally to catch my breath but I ran the ENTIRE mile!! <em>344</em> My next goal will be to run it without stopping to catch my breath!! After the struggles with the scales lately this really made my day. I have lost 2 pounds of the 3 that I had gained so the scales are atleast ... Sun, 10 Jun 2012 22:18:10 EST Could this be the kick start that I needed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4918473 53 days and counting until our big trip. The anticipation is killing me!! <em>246</em> I am SO ready to go!! <em>141</em> I had a REALLY good workout tonight. I did change it up again. Tonight I did 90 minutes on the treadmill versus the 60-75 mintues that I was doing. I also used one of the treadmills that has the hill programs so I was walking between a 3.5 and a 6.0 incline the entire 90 minutes. I burned ALOT of calories!!!!! <em>315</em> I feel great and my legs are REALLY sore! LO... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 01:23:19 EST Psyching up for a GREAT workout! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4916899 <em>182</em> <em>182</em> <em>182</em> <em>182</em> <em>182</em> <BR> GET READY!! GET SET!! GO!!!!! <BR> Do you ever feel like you are giving yourself pep talks before you head out to exercise? I do it ALL the time!! <em>246</em> I try to always have a "plan" before a workout. Otherwise I feel like I am spending valuable time figuring out what to work on. I failed to make my plan last night and I felt like a chicken running around with its head cut off!! <em>145</em> As a result, I ... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 21:44:39 EST Facing Fears http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4915675 Stepped on the scales today and they still haven't budged!! WOW...all I can say is that I am doing everything right, I just need to stick with it. Tonight I wanted to run a mile but couldn't do it. I get scared to go past the 1 or 2 minutes that I know I can do. I have to face my fears eventually and just do it! Am I expecting too much of myself at this stage of my journey? I know they say to push just a little further than you think you can go. So I have been going with that mentality as I ... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 01:32:23 EST Ups and Downs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4913892 Today I am struggling with the ups and downs that this weightloss journey is showing me. Right now I am on a down. <em>198</em> I have been working so hard and I just am not seeing the results! I have gained 3 pounds back and I don't know why. <em>38</em> I know that this sort of thing happens, I just wish it wouldn't happen with less than 2 months to reach my goal. On the upside, I have decided to make a list of 10 things I can do now that I couldn't before I began losing weight. So here... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 21:47:22 EST Late night at the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4908281 Yay it's Friday! It is also June 1st which means that I have less than 60 days now until our big trip and until my 100 pound goal deadline! Yikes!!! I had another awesome workout tonight. This time I did 60 minutes on the treadmill with 12 minutes of that running. I could sure feel it burning in the back of my legs and in my calves! <em>315</em> I also did 30 minutes on the Stride Stepper ( not sure if that is the accurate name for it??) So I burned about 750 calories tonight! <em>244</em>... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 01:44:20 EST Building Endurance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4906762 Today has been a good day! <em>104</em> I ate everything that I was supposed. I got ALL my fruits and veggies in and ALL of my water in! <em>265</em> <em>194</em> I had a very good workout at the gym. I am working on building up my endurance. <em>182</em> I have found in the past that I tend to give up too quickly. It has been the case with my weight loss journey and has shown up in my workouts. I can push myself and set guidlines or a plan for my workout but I get a little winded and ... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 01:15:43 EST Today could have spun me out of control!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4903549 What a bad day today!!! I was tired this entire day. I felt like I could not get a thing done at work and to top it all off my husband and I have spent the evening arguing about everything! This could have caused disaster where my diet is concerned. I felt like not going to the gym and going somewhere to get something "GOOD" to eat. But after arriving at the gym, I worked off the frustration of the day showing me that I am learning to control my emotions instead of letting them control me. In... Tue, 29 May 2012 23:11:54 EST 64 days and counting!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4901550 Happy Memorial Day and God bless those who have and are serving this country!! I have had a great weekend! Very relaxing but also very little time in the gym. I will be heading out here in a bit to get a GOOD HARD workout!! I have lost 4 of the 10 pounds for my 10 pound self challenge!! <em>244</em> and I have only 36 pounds until I reach my 100 pound weight loss goal! I cannot believe I am this close. Somedays though, it feels so far away!! I still see myself as being so fat. I know I stil... Mon, 28 May 2012 17:21:04 EST 1 down 9 to go!! BTW...only 69 days until the big trip! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4895244 So I weighed in today and have lost 1 more pound so that is 61 total and 1 down for my personal 10 pound challenge to lose 10 pounds by June 8, 2012. I am about to go to the gym so I am hoping to work off at least 1 or 2 more pounds tonight..we shall see how it goes! I have 69 more days to reach that 100 pound mark!! It seems like it is really going slow right now. I was averaging 10-15 pounds a month but I will be lucky if I get to 10 pounds lost this month. I hate the plateaus!! I do know t... Wed, 23 May 2012 21:25:35 EST 10 pound self challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4893272 So I have been struggling a little bit lately with the numbers on the scales. <em>24</em> It seems like I have been hovering in the same spot for 3 weeks now. I gain then I lose and it has been going back and forth like that since the beginning of May. It is really beginning to irritate me! <em>101</em> So I have set a little challenge for myself to lose 10 pounds by June 8, 2012. I think this is certainly reasonable and it will entice me to push myself a little harder. I am going to reva... Tue, 22 May 2012 16:30:29 EST Pure Torture!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4891450 So as I am writing this, I am smelling pizza which is nicely placed in front of my office and I have to physically move it to get to my mail box! This is torture! I mean talk about temptation slapping you in the face!! I keep telling myself, "I will not give in" "I will not give in" but it really smells so good!! I will go home for lunch here shortly so I will at least not be hungry in a little while. This is hard sometimes!! I have been good though with my special K bar this morning and drin... Mon, 21 May 2012 14:08:00 EST Beat my time by 20 minutes!!!!!!...+ only 72 days until our trip!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4890128 To begin this blog, I want to tell you about a challenge I set for my self in January; a "Biggest Loser" kind of challenge. In January the place where I work started a "Biggest Loser" contest. At the beginning of the contest I wanted to do 26.2 miles on the bike and then try to beat my time at the end of the contest. My first go around I did the 26.2 miles in 2 hours and 12 minutes. Today I did it in 1 hour and 51 minutes!!! yay!!! By the way, I did not win the "Biggest Loser" contest at work... Sun, 20 May 2012 18:40:12 EST 40 pounds until I get to 100 pounds lost!!! 75 Days until VACATION! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4886325 Well I have officially lost 60 pounds! WOW! I just cannot believe it!! I really cannot wait until I can report that I made it to 100 pounds lost. I'm so close yet I still feel so far away! I just need to work even harder and keep up my losing pace! Can't slow down now, there is no time for that! <em>198</em> I have maintained my calorie count pretty well today, now I need to go work them off! The other night I actually ran for 2 minutes straight. Usually I do intervals of 30 second run 30 s... Thu, 17 May 2012 20:54:39 EST 77 day and 41 pounds to go!!! (for my first goal anyway!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4882704 So I weighed in today and although it wasn't where I wanted it to be (1 pound shy of what I wanted to see) I am at 59 pounds lost now. This is so unbelievable!! I still cannot believe the success that I am finally having with this thing! <em>244</em> I have 41 pounds until I reach my 100 pound weight loss goal and I have 77 days to do it in! Sometimes I wonder if I will get there but I have to not think of the end but what is going on right now. I am doing well and I will do what I can toda... Tue, 15 May 2012 14:02:08 EST 78 Days to go...Worked out SUPER hard tonight!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4881808 Wow, so only 78 days until my vacation! I am SO extremely excited!! I have a weigh in tomorrow with my fearless leader who has been helping me along the way!! hoping to be able to move my ticker down some more. <em>192</em> I worked out really hard tonight. I did an hour of intervals on the treadmill and about 30 minutes of strength training afterwards. Boy am I feeling it!! I am so tired tonight but I always like to be a little sore and tired after a workout because it lets me know that I ... Mon, 14 May 2012 23:40:24 EST 82 Days to go!!! I CANNOT wait!!! -- not losing much this week-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4875990 Ok so the title kind of says it all. I am SO excited about our upcoming trip in August. My problem is that I have about 42 pounds left to lose to reach my 100lb weight loss goal! I am struggling to take anything off this week despite really good workouts. I have not really ate anything that would cause me to lag so much this week. Its crazy but I know that it will pass. I just have to keep working through it! I am going shopping for a few new outfits tonight. I have to because I have nothing... Thu, 10 May 2012 19:05:16 EST 84 days to go!!! CAN I MAKE IT TO 100LBS?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4873000 Ok so no real weight loss this week so far. I gained a couple but then lost those 2 pounds. Getting ready to head to the gym in a few minutes. I plan to spend about 2 hours tonight as I ate a few more calories than normal today. I don't like going over my calories. I am getting SO excited for our vacation! We have been waiting for this for so long!! I am actually considering buying a swimsuit, not real sure on that one yet though! We will just have to see! <em>24</em> So I guess I will go ... Tue, 8 May 2012 21:30:56 EST May 3, 2012...89 days to go!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4865297 Alright..it has been a great week so far! My total weight loss as of today is 56.2 pounds which is AWESOME!! <em>345</em> I have done very well on my calorie count today. Need a little more water in but I will get that when I go to the gym. I usually go through about 3 bottles during a workout. Today my son gave me a hug and said the most wonderful thing, he said,"Wow, mom, I can hug you all the way now!" That definitely makes all the hard work worth it! Well, I will sign off for now and wi... Thu, 3 May 2012 20:23:37 EST Wow..LONG time no see...!!! 92 days until our trip!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4860164 So it has been almost a year since I have been on here. So sorry!! I got distracted as I finished up my Associates Degree and I just never had time to get back on here. I kind of fell off the band wagon shortly after I joined up with Sparkpeople. In November of 2011, I was diagnosed with diabetes as well as a thyroid disfunction. I was pretty discouraged and down on myself at that time but then I made a really great friend at work who took me under her wing and I am HAPPY to report that since... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 21:46:03 EST Day 38 only 379 days until our trip! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4373683 Alright so it has been way too hot to go walking so I got a little creative and did some exercising indoors. It is supposed to cool off this weekend so I am hoping to get a good walk in. I have been keeping up with my water intake very well and still eating lots of fruit, not as much veggies as I would like but I feel good. <em>48</em> That is what counts right? So I continue on, I really really want to lose 100 pounds. I have just a little over a year to do it now. Last night I watched Ext... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 22:36:52 EST Day 37...lagging behind and only lost 6 pounds during this time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4371526 Time to wake up and see what I am doing to myself. I was doing good and had my routine down and I just stopped out of nowhere. WHY?? do I do this to myself!! Thankfully I have not gained any weight, in fact I have lost 2 more pounds for a total of 6 pounds lost since I began on Spark People. So what I am doing to fix it?? Starting now and picking up where I left off. No starting over, just getting back on the wagon!! I feel terrible and I just want to lose this weight. Its all or nothing! tim... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 23:48:19 EST Day 19 Catching up before our weekend camping trip..398 days to go!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4334221 Well computer problems and an extremely long week has prevented me from being able to write my blogs. This week has been an odd one. I have just been so exhausted. I think I have walked 3 times this week as opposed to our 5 or 6 times a week. My eating has been pretty good we bought lots of fresh fruits and veggies this past weekend. I am setting a goal to be able to run a full mile by the end of July. So this means I am going to have to get my hiney in gear and work really hard to acheive t... Thu, 30 Jun 2011 23:52:13 EST Day 16...Just keep moving, just keep moving, moving, moving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4327271 Ok so as my status states, I am struggling this week. Well atleast since the weekend. I have not ate real well since Friday night and let me just say I can feel the difference. I just keep telling myself tomorrow is a new day and I have to make the choice to do better than I did today. Myhusband, bless his heart, has pushed me to go walking the last two nights. I went but I was a bear the whole time! Probably because I knew he was right. Grrr! <em>198</em> I just watched Extreme Makeover, w... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 00:04:50 EST Day 15 only 401 more days to go. Can I make it?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4324915 So today started off with a peach and some wheat crackers. I did have a small dairy queen blizzard. Seems like this weekend was full of splurges. Time to refocus and get back on track. Tonight I walked a mile and a half. Did not do much jogging though. I think one thing I have learned this weekend is how the bad foods make me feel. I felt sluggish and not really wanting to walk, especially tonight. I do not feel like that when I am filling up on fruits and veggies. So lesson learned! <em>3</... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 01:53:02 EST Ewww!! Weekends! Went a little crazy...back on track tonight though. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4322991 Ok so here is my blog for day 13 and 14. Did really great yesterday all the way up to the part where we ordered a pizza, yep, I had 2 slices and let me just say I had never felt so guilt about something in my whole life! <em>29</em> To top it all off, I did not walk last night either. Today didn't start off any better. Today was my sister's birthday and my dad made homemade sausage gravy and biscuits topped off with strawberry pie instead of birthday cake. So I left there with guilty feelin... Sun, 26 Jun 2011 01:38:25 EST Day 12: 4 pounds gone 96 more to go!! I am ON MY WAY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4319132 Great day today. Work went well a lot less stressful today. Less stress sure makes a difference in how I feel. I weighed today and I have lost 4 POUNDS!! <em>244</em> I spent most of the evening at the grocery store so no walk tonight per say but I think walking around the grocery store is better than sitting on my hiney not doing anything. Needed a few things and have a busy weekend coming up that won't allow time for grocery shopping. So I feel really good today!! I am excited at my progr... Fri, 24 Jun 2011 00:09:07 EST Day 11..A little stressful...pushed my limits though! 405 days to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4316858 So today was a little stressful at work. I came home intending on not going for my walk at all. I did some of my homework for school and about 8:30pm just decided to go. I am glad I did. We did not do a mile tonight....we did a mile and a half!! Yep!! <em>244</em> It really felt good to push myself beyond what I normally do. I was definitely ready for that vacation today! BUT..I guess I can wait until next year. I keep my eyes on the prize, I know I can get there, just gotta keep moving! No... Thu, 23 Jun 2011 00:22:05 EST Wow! Day 10 already! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4314527 So I am on day 10, it seems like I am doing better and better everyday. I have such a long way to go. You know I have tried this over and over again with many failures. Now, I keep trying even on the days that I do not feel like it. That is the one thing that stopped me before. I was always too tired or had too much to do. I would work really hard then weigh in and find that I did not lose anything. I know that I am doing the right things and this time I am going to keep going NO MATTER WHAT!... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 23:53:48 EST Day 9!! Moving right along! Only 407 days to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4312113 I am getting more and more excited for our trip next year! I can hardly wait!! I am working so hard to meet my 100lb goal by then. It seems like it is slow going but it did take me years to get this way, it certainly isn't going to come off overnight! <em>246</em> Today I met ALL of my daily goals. I drank more that my 8 glasses of water, ate more than my 2 servings of fruits and veggies, and I went for my one mile walk. The walk was hard tonight, not sure why?? <em>39</em> but my husban... Tue, 21 Jun 2011 00:10:14 EST Day 7 & 8 Weekends! UGH! no time to quit though! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4308881 Weekend blog Sun, 19 Jun 2011 18:02:18 EST Day 6...Feeling better today! 410 days!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4306085 Today was a pretty decent day!! I drank more water today ate my fruits and veggies and went for my walk/jog. I noticed tonight that it took me longer to get winded so maybe my body is finally liking what I am doing!! <em>224</em> I am trying to go faster but I stay right around 25 minutes for a mile. I am sure that as the pounds come off, the easier that mile is going to be. We also did some jumping jacks tonight!! 3 sets of 10. Next week I am going to add some abs exercises too. I can see ... Sat, 18 Jun 2011 01:15:41 EST Day 5..Is it ok to have a blah day? 411 days to go. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4304104 Alright this is day 5 and I feel a bit on the blah side today. I managed to still eat very well today. I lacked on my water intake though and due to storms we did not get our walk in, besides I have a lovely blister on the bottom of my foot that probably needed some rest anyway. I am not beating myself up but feel a bit discouraged, I feel like I should have done something. There is always tomorrow. I feel good and I feel like I am losing weight. We soon shall see. I am not going to lose thos... Fri, 17 Jun 2011 01:49:22 EST Day 4 Lacking energy today; did not let it stop me though! 412 days to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4301724 So today was still good. Did not get as much fruit and veggies as the past coupleof days.. need to make a trip to the grocery store! <em>24</em> I was really tired today and I find that I am tired many days. In the past I have used that as an excuse to not exercise..not the case tonight. I did it! I walked/jogged another mile tonight. Still under my calories though, not sure how to correct that yet. I don't want to feel like I am eating too much. I am so determined, I want to do this and I ... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 00:18:21 EST