TRIPLEGODDESS's SparkPeople Blog TRIPLEGODDESS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community making progress Hey I want to update everyone on how my weight loss is going. As of today I am down to 196 pounds! In December I started at 208 pounds! I've been exercising since then and I am so proud of my progress. I'm hoping to meet my goal of 180 pounds by July. Wish me luck Sun, 23 Mar 2014 16:12:28 EST Turning over a new leaf. This journey has been hard for me. When I joined this site with my sister, I was 220 pounds and miserable. During this time, I have let emotional stress dictate my diet. <BR> <BR> Emotional eating is a hard habit to break. Here is the new leaf part. I followed the stress busting challenge here on sparkpeople. What I have learned is that I control what happens to me. I can not let other crap destroy me. <BR> <BR> Lately, I have been tested by one of my two step kids. She does things that ... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 02:56:13 EST New beginnings! For the last 3 weeks I have been working on A 30 day fitness challenge. putting in the effort has paid off. I have lost 9 pounds. 2 inches of my waist,And slowly my core is getting stronger. <BR> <BR> it has been challenging but well worth it. Now the only thing I need to change is to make sure I stay motivated. I do not wish to stay the woman I was before. The wait has been amazing I enjoy my progress. Being 208 pounds was not healthy for me. let's see if I can reach my goal of 180pounds b... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 02:15:45 EST Walking the plank! EEEEK! Today is day 2 of my planking challenge. I will admit that my body is arguing with me today. I had to take a hot bath, just to relax my muscles. <BR> <BR> So today, I will continue to do my planks and maybe add a walk in the mix as well. I hope many of you will join me in this challenge. I could really use some encouraging to stay on track. <BR> <BR> Plus, I work better when others are around who want the same thing. Let's work together to become a more fit you! Wed, 2 Oct 2013 11:03:01 EST 30 day planking challenge Day 1 <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> Today begins the first day of my planking 30 day planking challenge. <BR> <BR> In the last two years I have had surgery done to remove some of my female baby making parts, due to cyst. My stomach muscles have been cut into twice in the same location. Due to these surgeries my core is weak and causes me major back and hip pain. Plus my weight gain has not helped either. <BR> <BR> I made a vow, that for the next 30 days that I would do my planking daily to help str... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 10:43:28 EST Kids birthday parties are the devil! Nothing gives me greater joy, than seeing a child celebrate this wonderful milestone in life. <BR> <BR> What I don't like, the super sugary, carb laden, fat dripping foods, that are served at these wondrous occasions. My niece just celebrated her 13th birthday yesterday. It was a wonderful, beautiful day to have her party. The menu consisted of: <BR> <BR> Sloppy Joes <BR> Chips and dip <BR> Cake <BR> Ice cream <BR> Loaded potatoes <BR> Velvetta cheese dip ( my ultimate weakness ) <BR> P... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 11:31:07 EST Back on track! I have come to realize that I can not face this life choice alone. I challenged myself to use the sparkpeople tools to help keep me on my course. Weight went from 206.5 to 202.6. I feel awesome. Thank you to TLRANEL and REBIRTHDIVA for reminding me to forgive myself. <BR> <BR> Now to get back into an exercise routine. Wish me luck! Thu, 29 Aug 2013 10:43:37 EST Falling off hurts! Lately, things have been spiraling out of control, along with this so has my eating. <BR> <BR> I have been battling emotional eating for quite some time, years in fact. I had almost reached my goal of 180, when my husband lost his job. Now it seems like my emotional eating has taken over my life. Just this month alone I have jumped back up into the 200+ mark again! I feel so ashamed for letting my brain push me to eat any and everything. <BR> <BR> Now I feel I have to take control of my l... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 10:46:08 EST Dance Like no one is looking :-) Today's challenge was to dance like no one is looking! I have to admit, I am rhythmically challenged, so this was quite hard to do. <BR> <BR> My husband bought dance central 2 for the xbox for the kids, so i decided to try it out. Imagine my amazement when I saw it had a fitness mode! So I chose cardio. Sad to say, I only made it through 28.21 mins of the 30 min routine, but I got up and moved today. Slowly my spark is coming back. This is day 2 of my workout routine, and i will keep pushi... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 02:04:25 EST Get up and Get moving! Today I have to say was a little easier. My Little brother called to motivate me to get up and get moving. He gave me three goals that I had to reach today, no excuses! <BR> <BR> First thing was I had to do some heavy yard work and send him pictures of what I had accomplished. So I mowed the grass, edged the yard, pulled weeds, planted flowers and watered the whole yard. Took a picture when I was done. <BR> <BR> Second thing was I had to exercise. Since we are both gamers, i chose to use da... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 01:39:29 EST Feeling a little better today Since my last post, I have made some positive changes. No junk food remains in the house. My husband bought some healthier options for me to choose. Popcorn seems to be my favorite. I pop it in a brown paper bag in the microwave, which eliminates the fat and salt, that is found in pre packaged popcorn. <BR> <BR> More fruits and veggies are available, which makes things a lot easier. I have also been walking more when I feel sad and want to reach for food. Emotionally it has been hard on me,... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 17:37:13 EST Emotional eating is a curse! My religious mentor and her husband passed away earlier this year, which lead me to become depressed and start to soothe my grief with food. I went from 196 pounds back to square one at 208 pounds. This had me pretty discouraged. <BR> <BR> Recently I lost another really good friend, and I realized that I was starting to follow the same pattern as before. that made me start to really be concerned about my health. He was 36 years old, just like me, so I started to wonder "What am I doing to en... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 03:32:23 EST