TOBESTRONGER's SparkPeople Blog TOBESTRONGER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Today i was Lion Tamer! Good Afternoon! <BR> <BR> What a beautiful day! its 72 with a breeze and it can't get much better than that! <BR> <BR> Anyways, today I ate out. I am on Depo for birth control (aka the shot). I use this form of BC because I cannot take any other form of the meds. The bad thing about depo is the fact that the first week after and the week before you're due for the shot I could eat a horse and chase the rider! It's difficult because all I think about is food, food, food. did I mention food? ... Thu, 2 May 2013 14:31:03 EST Today I was a Rockstar! Today I was a rockstar! I went to the gym as usual and typically I'm on the elliptical for 30 minutes. Since, I haven't been doing the couch to 5k because of the severe shin splints I get I felt as though I'm lacking in my exercise routine. I have found that I love to exercise. I hate missing the gym; the one day I take as my off day I'm thinking about sneaking to the gym to work out. And just think that a month ago I loathed working out. I couldn't even do 5 minutes in the elliptical witho... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:44:27 EST stressed! thoughts and prayers appreciated! So last night about 6:30 i noticed that my Coonhound is limping(see blue dog in pic with big ears). Sadie is not new to having health issues and it seems we are not done with it yet. I thought her knee cap was out of place, which happens sometimes and it rights itself in a matter of seconds. Nope.. couldn't get that lucky. I did a knee check.. looking to see if she tore her ACL or MCL. Nothing at the knee which was a relief. I even checked her toes to see if she didn't have a rock in it(we h... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 21:20:30 EST today i saw a difference Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> So far my weekend is going quite well. I did try some new insteps that are supposed to help with my plantar and boy did they lie to me! My feet killed.. my plantar felt great.. the rest of the foot screamed! Screamed! I threw them away... at the park. I walked a 25 minute mile! I was going to run, however, the way my feet hurt.. it was a no go. So I will run/walk tomorrow. <BR> So we went shopping today.. only picking up a few things. Yeah right.. $400 later we... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 20:26:51 EST i just have to keep working So i am struggling. I thought that the one thing i would struggle at would be the exercise part of the program. Instead, I actually really like to work out but the food is my issue. I will eat right for a couple of days and then binge on chinese or whatever i can get my hands on. Do i know i'm doing it. Yes, and I don't seem to care. So this is the portion that i really need to work on and keep working on. Will i stumble sometimes, yes, but i will keep on getting up and keep on working on it.... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:53:47 EST today will be a hard day Good Morning! <BR> <BR> I have been up since 3:30am this morning. Why, you ask? Because I couldn't sleep! I fell asleep some where around 11:30pmish and up that early. *Groan*. I am not a morning person but today is going to be really really hard for me. I don't function well on a little sleep and this is where my face stuffing self can take over. So i have to be extra careful today. I will not be taking any money with me while i go to school (so i cant buy anything). I am lucky that I have... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 07:18:14 EST still alive! Hi Guys, <BR> <BR> So I did week 1 day 2 of the couch to 5k today. I can honestly say ow. My shins hurt and my thighs hurt but I did it! I actually jogged/walked a 20 minute mile just like your supposed too! I am so excited and pumped (if you can't tell). I was really really good this weekend and I am keeping on being good today. I just cant believe that I did it! Woohoo! I'm sure my next weigh in will show my results. <BR> <BR> Plus, on another note, I have a phone interview / informati... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:16:47 EST couch to 5k program Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Sorry it has been so long. I am entering my finals week plus a couch binge days left me down and out. <BR> <BR> Okay the pity train is done for now. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was talking to a friend that is going to school to be a cop and she has to get into shape by December so she can be ready for the police academy. Now she is way way smaller than I am and she is looking for a running buddy to do the couch to 5k. I currently weigh 244.2lbs and yes, i can do the ell... Sat, 20 Apr 2013 14:56:34 EST exercise setback? Hi everyone again, <BR> <BR> So I have a question. One that i really can't seem to figure out. So as some of you know I have been doing elliptical for 2 weeks. i stay around the same speed and resistance. The issue I'm having is that 10 minutes in I'm struggling. I elliptical for 30 minutes and before it was hard but easy. Now its a struggle and it's not mental but my body screams at me. Has this ever happened to anyone? It's annoying really but I push through it. It's not just my second w... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 22:21:22 EST Binge day... Okay so today was a good day and a bad day. <BR> <BR> As always I like to get the bad out of the way so I can enjoy the good. <BR> <BR> Today I binged. There I said it out loud. Do I feel guilty? Yes and no. I am not punishing myself like I used to but i hate that I did it. I work out hard and then ruin what i just did. <BR> <BR> So here is the big BUT, but only binged once this week. Which for me, is huge! I usually will find an excuse to binge daily. So that is a huge gain for me! <BR>... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 20:47:10 EST guess who likes exercising? Wow! <BR> <BR> I am five days into my exercise streak and I have come to find out I actually like exercising! I know I'm shock! This is the really funny part, i LOVE and i mean Love to sleep in. I am not a morning person but when i have school all day i make the choice to get up and exercise. I don't want to not exercise and I'm willing to sacrifice my sleep! This is awesome! I never, never would do this before. <BR> <BR> Plus, I was able to do 30 minutes on the elliptical machine straigh... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:27:49 EST binge? not today! Okay so I lost 4.6 lbs this week! woohoo! <BR> <BR> On another note. I tried not to binge today. We were cleaning and cleaning today and i didn't have time to set up my meals. So i was good and ate a subway 6in chicken. However, i was out and about and my mom wanted KFC and my binge-self was like awesome! i will get Chinese! (p.s. Chinese is my favorite!). So.. this part is embarrassing. I get my moms biscuit and i ordered a second one (i love those as well!) i then stopped and to get my C... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 17:53:39 EST beating the binge! Today was a great day! <BR> <BR> Today i conquered an old enemy. Not only did i conquer him i wiped the floor with him. Who is this enemy? Binge! I am a binge eater.. there is no doubt about it. I will eat until i pop, and to make matters worse. i will talk myself out of eating something healthy just so i can get eat something fatty. It is a constant battle and it is one that i battle everyday and i will battle everyday. You don't take alcohol away from an alcoholic and call him cured and i... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 21:27:10 EST my decision So this is my first blog and I will warn you now. My grammar and sentence structure stinks and I work at it.. and it still stinks. Oh well. <BR> <BR> Anyways, now that the pity party is out of the way. I wanted to make a bold statement for my first blog. To dig down deep and ask myself why I started this journey? What was the kick in my butt to start it? I mean, I have been obese since second grade (yes, i remember that) and i have had many attempts at weight loss. However, i know it's clic... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 18:39:57 EST