VBCABELLO72's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=VBCABELLO72 VBCABELLO72'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/ Ready for the New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187101 Whether I wanted it to get here or not, I must say, I'm glad that the holiday season is coming to an end. I had a few bad weeks with Christmas and New Year's being back-to-back holidays, but oh well. I said I'd get right back on track beginning the 2nd. That's today, and here I am. I didn't doubt that I would be able to do it, but I guess I'm a little sad that I put on 4 lbs over the last few weeks. But I'm gonna get it off, and my start is what makes me certain that I will. <BR> <BR> I got... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 21:56:21 EST Hoping for Something Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5172231 With the new year, I hope that I can finally feel normal again. I hate this time of year. I wish I could enjoy it the way I once did. I loved the lights and Santa and the Christmas songs and midnight mass (getting to stay up way past my bedtime), and TAMALES >:-). Now, with so much sadness surrounding this time of year, how can one really enjoy it? <BR> <BR> Besides that, I have to say, I have been reaching for more fruits and veggies. Still working on getting it to that "five a day," but b... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:55:21 EST Finally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5162376 I am so excited to say that I have finally dropped my first ten pounds. I have set a new goal for another 10 by birthday in February. What I really am excited about, even more than losing weight, is that I stuck with this for a full seven weeks and never gave up on myself. I am doing things that I never thought I'd be doing. <BR> <BR> Today, I was lying in bed and thought to myself that I needed to get some strength training in today. I have not done any since last Sunday, and I am ready to ... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:42:59 EST What the... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155240 I am so sore from yesterday’s workout, and I guess I chalk up my small weight gain to water retention? Maybe muscle? I don’t know, but it’s ok. I know I did everything right yesterday, so there is no reason for feeling bad. <BR> <BR> Today has been an interesting day. I have had a “bad food” day. Let me explain. I have not eaten anything too high in calories nor have I gone over my calorie allowance for the day. I have just been wanting different foods (JUNK!!!), and I guess this is when my... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 21:26:01 EST Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5153687 Good news at the scale today. I have .3 lbs to go to my first goal of 10 lbs. I'm very happy about it, but some things are getting in the way of really celebrating this success. I know how hard I'm working to reach my goals, and I should be jumping up and down, but I hate that my sadness gets in the way. <BR> <BR> On the brighter side, I have not done any emotional eating. I went walking last night even though my husband was caught up in his work. He told me he was proud of me. That was nic... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 15:05:38 EST Sticking with It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5152825 It's day 7 of this week, and I feel so great about my accomplishments this week. I had mostly good days (Monday--not so good), and I'm finished in less than seven hours. I woke up this morning with a little bit on my mind, and I felt that I could just stay in bed and try to sleep away what was going on in my head. Instead, I got up, had breakfast, and got online. When I was struggling with another emotion-feeding substance, I would just have to hit a meeting to get a new outlook. As I have me... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 17:25:09 EST Forgiveness, Love, and Acceptance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151770 Usually, I am an all–or-nothing kind of person. I have been that way since I can remember. I wanted all the M&Ms from the bag my sister and I were supposed to share. I wanted all the newer dolls and the raggedy, hands-chewed-off, hair-a-matted-mess, dolls for my sister. I always “won” every single game I ever played with her (yes, I cheated sometimes to get that undefeated title). I had to have straight As OR I was a failure. Now, as I get older and see how much my attitude has impacted my yo... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 14:50:13 EST Getting Back on Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135821 I have had a few bad days. I ate way too much, drank, and didn't exercise any of those days. I really started to feel down again and began to feel guilty for my poor choices. They were poor choices, but those choices do not have to keep down. That is what I have done over and over again, and that mind set has never helped; I'm certain it's not going to. So I put away all the bad feelings and got back into the groove. I stayed on the higher end of my calorie intake today, but I did not go over... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 23:45:17 EST NO EXCUSES! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129057 I have not been feeling so well today, but I'm not so sick that I had to be in bed. Therefore, I made good use of my time and cleaned. My bathroom needed a really good cleaning. I have stuffed things in drawers and cabinets and as a cosmotologist, I have color and wax and hair in crevices that just needed to be cleaned up. <BR> <BR> I hated walking in there. I almost will never use a public restroom, but I'd be willing to bet that my bathroom was probably worse. I had every intention of clea... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 23:59:04 EST Being a SparkPeople Member http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127468 When I first got started on SP, I was just looking because I was curious. I was lying in bed one night, and saw something about SP. I don't really remember what it was or on what channel I saw it, but I was a little intrigued. To think, there was actually a website that was a lot like a website I was on, but without a monthly fee. I couldn't afford the $40 dollars I was spending each month and really doing nothing with. So I thought I'd give SP a look-see, and I signed up for emails and the s... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 15:18:36 EST "Mommy and Me" Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126388 Today has been a great day. I have spent some real quality time with my youngest daughter the last couple of days, and I am so thankful that I have had the opportunity to do so. She makes me smile, and I just love being around her. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I took her to buy something special that she and I (and my husband when he is off) could do together. She chose a picnic basket. It's pink and includes four plates, four sets of utensils, and four cups. It has to be the cutest picnic basket I... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 16:33:03 EST Something Brief http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117049 I remember a couple of weeks thinking, why is that others can lose weight, but I can not. Today, I am saying that those people who have lost weight--and better yet, kept it off--do not have anything special that I do not possess myself. We all have those days that we just need a pity party, but as all parties do, it should end in a matter of hours. I have what it takes to lose weight and keep it off, but I have to take responsibilty and stay honest with myself. I can't look for scapegoats or ... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 17:09:05 EST Something's Changing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5114840 I'd like to start this blog by describing what was typical in the past for me. I would get up and step on the scale...every single morning. Then I would either like what I saw or hate it, but I would always let the scale tell me how to feel for the day. I would actually consult with my scale throughout the day. It really didn't matter what the number was, it would be a reason to eat. If it were up, I felt bad and used that as an excuse to eat. I would say, "it doesn't matter, I will never los... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 16:34:21 EST It Really Could be Worse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111560 I hadn't planned on blogging every single day, but something happened today, and I just had to share. I feel that every thing that happens, happens for a reason. What we do with that is up to us. For so many years I have struggled to lose and have been on so many different diets and tried so many things. Most of them not for my better, even if they did help me lose the weight. The weight never stayed off because I was not doing things the way they should be done...good diet and exercise. That... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:48:58 EST I'm in the Right Place http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5110293 Before I posted my first blog entry, I typed and deleted and typed and deleted because I was so nervous about posting. I am insecure, and I always worry what others will think of me. When I walk into a room, I feel that everyone there is judging me. I went away with one of my closest friends for a Halloween party, and on the way, we talked a lot about life issues. One thing we discussed was how I was feeling anxious about the friends of our friend who was hosting the party. I told her I was s... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 18:40:11 EST My First Blog Entry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5109275 For my first blog entry, I would like to explain the title of my Spark Page. I entitled it learning to love because I believe that when we get so down on ourselves about the weight we have either been holding on to or gaining or both, we forget that there is so much we can be thankful for and really should embrace and learn to love. I have always had a hard time loving who I am because I didn't think that I was as beautiful or as thin as my sisters. They never struggled with weight, and I fel... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 23:43:00 EST