VERLOREN1983's SparkPeople Blog VERLOREN1983's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Week 3 Check In Official weigh-in day! Good news and bad news on that front. The good news is that I lost .4 pounds. The bad news is that, even though I've been really good on calories and stuff, I only lost .4 pounds- and that means I've lost 1.5 pounds in three weeks. That's pathetic. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to remind myself of a few things- one, I've been drinking a lot more water (I actually had 8 glasses yesterday, holy crap!), so I could be retaining. I'm also due for my period sometime this week, so tha... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 12:09:17 EST Yes, I'm still alive! <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> Long time no see! I am, once again, trying to get back into the swing of things now that it's summer and I don't have classes/papers/grades to be freaking out about constantly. This is... okay, going better some days than others, I'll admit. I could be doing a lot better, but I could also be doing a whole lot worse, so I'm trying to not beat myself up about it. So, let's have a short highlight reel of the stuff that's been going on, shall we? <BR> <BR> <em>141</em... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 20:10:01 EST Week 2 Check In~ I did do a check in last week, I just didn't do a journal because... well, I never got around to it, and then there's been a lot of drama in my personal life that I really don't feel like getting into. <BR> <BR> My scale has been on the fritz the last several days- it would error out half the time, and when it didn't the weights were really weird and it took a long time to get one that actually repeated. And yes, I did try changing the batteries, it didn't help. For this morning's weigh in, ... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 09:57:35 EST Insomniac Update I know it's only been a few days, but I can't sleep, so I figured I'd post. <BR> <BR> Things are going reasonably well. I'm using the food tracker here on Spark, which I've never actually done- I always kept a rough running count of calories going in a note on my phone or something and that was about it. So this is new and different. The first day, I wasn't actually trying to restrict anything, just seeing where I was. I was... over a bit for where I would LIKE my calories, but it wasn't out... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 06:14:17 EST Apparently "coming back" means "slide back into bad habits and don't post for over a year" The good news, since I've been gone? I quit my soul-sucking job and finally, FINALLY went back to school. I finished up my first year of college with a 3.87 cumulative GPA, an award in Biology, and a writing award. Oh yeah, and I somehow ended up being the president of the school's GSA. <BR> <BR> The bad news? It came at a high price- the "freshman 15" was more like 35. Basically, I've gained back 35.4 of the pounds that I lost since the last time I recorded my weight in SP, which was 183.2.... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 04:15:56 EST Slowly coming back Haha, so much for journaling. Whoops. <BR> <BR> Things have been better, behavior wise. I'm taking vitamins again, cutting down on the soda drastically (not that I was drinking a ton of it or anything, but it was sneaking in again. XD), and I am, once again, keeping track of my calories. Meh. I still don't like that part. So tedious. Unfortunately, it's something I need to do if I'm going to lose weight and not just maintain where I am. While maintaining would be FINE if I was a foot taller,... Fri, 2 Mar 2012 04:28:16 EST Refinding the Spark Well hello there. <em>334</em> Happy Holidays, by the way, whatever you celebrate. Here's hoping 2012 is better than 2011. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> To quote a song I really like... it's been a while. Too long, really. I'd love to tell you that I've been keeping up with everything and just not posting, but that would be a lie. There are a lot of reasons that I disappeared, from boredom to embarrassment- I wasn't progressing, I knew I wasn't progressing, and I was mortified posting the same bas... Fri, 23 Dec 2011 04:52:20 EST Week 8 Check In I've been really terrible about journaling here for a while now. I don't even know what that's about, really. I've been sick and haven't really felt like it, that's true. I've also been stagnating since I did my restart and I've been a bit embarrassed. No worries, though, I've still been doing my weigh ins and keeping track of things there. I did hit 177 even on the bathroom scale today (er, yesterday, technically), which is the lowest ever by a little more than a pound, so hopefully I've bro... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 02:07:48 EST Week 3 Check In 161.8 on the Wii today, guys- I'm so close to that 160 mark I can TASTE it. I lost 1.1 pounds on that and .6 on the bathroom scale (which brings us to 180 even today). I've been kind of all over the place on the daily weigh ins... it's like whenever I break the 180 even a little bit, my brain goes, "whoops, need to fix that." It's getting a little frustrating, but as long as <BR> I'm losing in the big scheme of things, I'm trying not to let it bother me too much. <BR> <BR> I keep hearing th... Tue, 26 Apr 2011 19:26:05 EST Week 2 Check In I gained this week, at least on the Wii, which is not a surprise- my eating was crap this past week. I blame that mostly on the fact that my sleep was crap too. We all know how lack of sleep can affect your eating and your weight. You end up eating more because your body is screaming for the energy it's not getting from sleeping. I've also just been really stressed and needing a vacation, which doesn't help matters either. I have a couple of extra days off this week- I'm hoping a mini-vacatio... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 22:51:58 EST Week 1 Check In- Better Late Than Never, Right? As promised, I'm starting over everything- and keeping track of my weight a bit differently, too. My ticker now reflects the bathroom scale weight. My official weekly weigh in's, however, are going to continue to go by the Wii scale. That's what I started out on, so that's what I'm going to keep doing it on. And this way I can keep track of both in a tangible way. <BR> <BR> The Wii finally sorted itself out, I think- it weighed me at 162.5 this week, a nine pound loss. Let's just hope it doe... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 05:18:55 EST Week 52 Check In: It's Been a YEAR! Holy cow, it's been a year... not since I started on Spark, oh no. I hit my third Sparkversary in January. But it's been an entire year (okay, technically minus one day, but whatever) since I started the most recent journey to do this and stick with it. So let's recap, shall we? <BR> <BR> In one year I have: <BR> - Lost 44.8 pounds <BR> - Lost 9.02 BMI points <BR> - Dropped TWO WHOLE DRESS SIZES <BR> - Gone from a 42F bra to a 40G (probably not accurate, either, I know I need to get measured... Tue, 5 Apr 2011 17:00:45 EST On Vitamins/Supplements Alright, so I've been hearing a lot about supplements lately, so I thought I would come here and talk about them a bit- specifically, what I take, how much, and all of that. Maybe it'll help someone else. :D <BR> <BR> *DISCLAIMER: I am not a doctor, nurse, or anyone with any medical training. Everything you find in this entry is a mixture of personal experience and reading. Any significant / medical questions should go to your doctor, not me. This is just what I'm doing currently, I make no ... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 03:55:17 EST Week 51 Check In Yes, I know, I've been horrifically lazy with these updates. I don't even have an excuse besides that I haven't felt like it. I have just had... absolutely NO energy whatsoever. I have still been doing my weigh ins though, which is the important thing, even if the Wii scale is still acting really screwy. Seriously. Just to give you a clue: when I weighed the lowest on the Wii at 169.3 pounds, I was 186.8 on the bathroom scale. My official weigh in for Tuesday was 183.2 on the bathroom scale- ... Wed, 30 Mar 2011 02:50:09 EST Week 47 Check In Happy March, everyone! Thank god, there's light at the end of the snow tunnel that has been this winter. I can't wait for spring! (Remind me of this in June when I'm complaining about how hot it is, heh.) <BR> <BR> This week I lost .6 pounds on the bathroom scale, 1.4 on the Wii, putting me at 184.4 and 172.8, respectively. I was pretty up and down this week, but then my body decided to be female on Monday, so clearly I've been PMS-ing and that would explain that. Cramps haven't been too bad... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 23:57:01 EST Week 46 Check In- On Time! <em>311</em> So I signed up for that 5k. Because the conditions outside aren't condusive to training, I think I'm probably going to walk it. That's more realistic anyway, being my first 5k and all. There's pushing yourself and then there's ridiculous. Maybe if this goes well and I decide that it's something I'd like to do more of, I can do something in the fall. That would give me more time to work on it, and then it also won't be in the middle of summer and hotter than hell out. <BR> <BR>... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 23:47:54 EST Week 44 & 45 Check In Once again, I haven't been doing too well with these updates. Meh. <BR> <BR> <em>15</em> Last week was okay- lost .9 on the Wii, 1.2 on the bathroom scale, bringing me to 169.3 and 186.8, respectively. This past week... quite honestly, sucked. All I've been wanting to eat is sugar, and I'm not sure why. NOT GOOD. Regardless of what scale it's on, the sugar was reflected. Bathroom scale says I gained .6 pounds. Wii says I gained... get this... 8.9 pounds. WTF. I think it's one of the weird ... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 23:21:18 EST Week 43 Check In <em>425</em> I actually have a legit excuse this time for my entry being late- I was bribed into coming to work on my day off because everyone who was supposed to show up called out. What kills me is that we're getting a big storm tonight, worse than what we got last night... so what do they think they're going to do, exactly? I'm not coming in for Wednesday, I don't care, and I told the manager that much. She seemed to understand completely. <BR> <BR> <em>344</em> Aside from us getting ... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 04:10:13 EST Faaaaail Check In- Week 41 & 42 I don't have week 41's info because my computer ate it, but this last week I weighed in at 175.9 on the Wii, 188.2 on the bathroom scale. So I officially lost .7 pounds. I was actually a bit upset about this, because I was under 175 for a few days that week, but... oh well. <BR> <BR> I don't have much else to say about those weeks. I purchased a slow cooker, which I've mostly been using to make macaroni and cheese that's entirely unhealthy. Whoops. On the upside, I've been having small porti... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 02:47:22 EST Vloggers Challenge 12- Good vs. Evil I look like a mess in this, apologies. That's what I get for waiting until the last day to record this. <BR> <BR> Edit: Well, the part about "not needing a man" probably should've been "not needing a WOman" in my case, but still the same idea, really. ^_^;;; Wed, 19 Jan 2011 23:20:15 EST Week 39 & 40 Check In I really haven't been doing very well on actually getting these check in's done. I don't even have an excuse, really, just... I've been concentrating more on the getting back on track of things as opposed to writing about it, I guess. <BR> <BR> Last week I gained .9 pounds, but I was also female last week, so that should've been taken with a grain of salt anyway. This week, I'm down 3.1 pounds. Yaaaaaaaay! I was also 189 on the bathroom scale (176.4 on the Wii)... I haven't seen anything bel... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:17:21 EST Week 38 Check In (From Tuesday) We got about a foot of snow dumped on us from Sunday into Monday... hooray. -_- On the other hand, this is the first REAL storm of the winter season- being that it's so late (I mean, it's almost JANUARY!)... I guess we really don't have room to complain, huh? ^_^;;; <BR> <BR> I've officially lost .4 pounds this week! Quite a surprise, actually, to have lost anything... though I -am- up 2.7 pounds since Friday. Which isn't bad, considering the holiday and that it could've been so much worse, ... Thu, 30 Dec 2010 00:44:53 EST Spark Vloggers Challenge 10: This is Hard Tada~! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Wed, 22 Dec 2010 20:59:12 EST Week 36-37 Check In I skipped last week. Did the weigh-in, of course, but I just didn't do a write up about it. I had every intention of doing it, and then... I don't even know. Work has been chewing me up and spitting me back out again, and I haven't had the energy to write. I haven't been writing in my Livejournal, either, the entry I put up yesterday was the first real one in quite a while. I just can't WAIT until Christmas and all the mess that comes with it is over. <BR> <BR> (That being said, I took a jus... Tue, 21 Dec 2010 16:22:32 EST Week 35 Check In Wii Fit says I gained 5.1 pounds this week. UGH. <em>198</em> In all fairness I do have my period this week, so I don't know how much of that is actual weight and how much needs to be disregarded... still, I knew it was going to be a gain week because I -feel- heavier. Also I'm avoiding the scale again. <BR> <BR> <BR> The bathroom scale weighs me at 192 even. I haven't been weighing myself on that either, but the last thing I have (from five weeks ago) was exactly 191, so I really haven'... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 15:32:26 EST Week 34 Check In I lost 1.6 pounds this week. Yay! Not quite as much as I would've liked, but also very good considering that Thanksgiving was this week. I also ate a lot more than planned for the holiday... one of the managers brought in Boston Market, and it was DELICIOUS. So yeah, we went kind of nuts on that. Whoops. ^_^;;; <BR> <BR> On a good note, however, is that I did some shopping on Amazon for Black Friday. Well... okay, not good for my bank account, but nevermind. It was made completely of DVD's a... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 23:57:34 EST Week 33 Check In (Really, really, REALLY late) I don't know, maybe I should just skip it, since I've been putting it off all week... oh well. I weighed in when I was supposed to, it's just been a crazy week and I haven't had the energy to deal with making an entry here to talk about it. At least I'm doing it, even though "week 34" is going to be tomorrow. Pffft. As it is, this is just going to be a quickie because I've got to leave for work soon. <BR> <BR> I gained a half a pound for Tuesday's weigh in, which wasn't a surprise because I'... Mon, 29 Nov 2010 14:37:42 EST Week 32 Check In I'm up from a couple of days ago by .6, but as of today I've lost 5.1 pounds according to the Wii Fit. That brings me to 173.9. Not the lowest I've ever weighed in on it, but getting close! Bathroom scale puts me at 191.6, which means I actually gained on that one. Bah. I do feel "heavy" today and I'm not sure what that's about. Can't be PMS so soon. I think I'm just... tired, this has been the week from hell at work, and food the last couple of days hasn't been fantastic either. Probably not... Tue, 16 Nov 2010 15:42:21 EST Week 31 Check In Not a perfect week by any stretch, but better! I haven't weighed myself today, but I did weigh in yesterday (the official weigh in day) at 179 on the Wii board- meaning that I lost a half a pound from the last official weigh in. YAY! Also considering that I've had my period this week too, so yeah. I'm definitely feeling better about that. <BR> <BR> My food is still a challenge. I've definitely had a few days that were not good at ALL, but some days being on target for calories is better than... Wed, 10 Nov 2010 13:32:55 EST Week 30 Check In (Again, sort of) I've been avoiding the scale, which is not a good thing. I gained another pound this week on the bathroom scale, but then, I didn't eat any better, either. That brings me to 191 even on that scale and god knows what on the Wii Fit. UGH! I've just... yeah, been having a really hard time starting up again here. I didn't think it would be this hard. Once you've lost the momentum... apparently your brain just goes "Nope, don't want to do it anymore." Sigh. <BR> <BR> I bought rechargeable batteri... Thu, 4 Nov 2010 13:50:35 EST Vloggers Week 6 Challenge- Halloween Haunt This is actually from Halloween and I'm just now getting around to posting it. Also! I misspoke about the shaped Reese's, they go until EASTER, not Valentine's Day. Bah. Wed, 3 Nov 2010 21:46:48 EST Week 29 Check In (Sort of) Reference notes for later: Gained a pound on the bathroom scale (190 even), need batteries for the Wii board. :/ <BR> <BR> Also this took absolutely FOREVER to load, so it's actually from the 26th, but this was still uploading past midnight. Thu, 28 Oct 2010 00:50:46 EST Week 28 Check In Yes, I know my hair is a disaster, I need to get it cut. Again. :/ <BR> <BR> (For quick reference when I'm looking for it next week- bathroom scale says 189 even, Wii scale says 179.5) Tue, 19 Oct 2010 20:40:15 EST Week 26 Check In (Okay, TECHNICALLY it's Wednesday, but I haven't gone to bed yet, so to me it's still Tuesday. So there. :P) <BR> <BR> To the women: Ever feel like you just want to get your period already so the crampy bloaty thing can stop? Yeah. That's where I am this week. Blah. I was really hoping I would get it today, because I'm going to be super pissed if I end up having it while I'm on vacation. Knowing my luck, I probably will, because my body hates me. At best I'll get it tomorrow and have Sunday ... Wed, 6 Oct 2010 05:29:25 EST Week 25 Check In- Yes, put in late again... This is a long one But I DID do the actual weigh in on time. I just didn't get around to posting about it. I'd done a video blog, but it was over 12 minutes of me rambling, so I thought I'd spare you all from that and just write a long entry of rambling that you can skim as you please instead. :D <BR> <BR> As much as I was dreading this week's weigh in, because it's only been four days since the last one (but I have to get back on schedule at some point, right? ^_^;;;)... it wasn't as bad as I thought it would... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 04:54:34 EST The REAL Week 24 Check In Okay, I promised I'd keep this short, so we have a quickie. The weigh in... was not good. Bathroom scale put me at 190, Wii scale put me at 178.1. So on the Wii I gained 3.1 pounds and on the other scale I gained 1.8. *sigh* Now I feel really guilty for putting in that order for my 180 reward... even though the Wii scale is still under 180, so it's still totally legit. Next weigh in probably won't be that much better, since it's only four days from now and not a full week. I guess I'll have t... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 14:37:27 EST Spark Vloggers Week 4 Challenge- My Anthem "It's My Life" by Bon Jovi and "Mada mada dane" from Prince of Tennis, because I'm a total geek like that. <BR> <BR> Also don't mind the background, I'm not at home. Also that's why this is getting posted at the last minute, internet isn't great here and it took FOREVER to upload the video. Wed, 22 Sep 2010 18:54:00 EST Week 24 Check In (Sort of) There's no weigh in today, as I'm not home and don't have access to my scale. I'm actually staying over at a friend's house for a couple of days, which is cool because that's usually the only time I scrapbook, so I'm hoping to get some scrapping done while I'm here. It's a goal that I finish my senior year scrapbook before the ten year reunion! XD So yeah, weigh in will be Thursday or Friday, then, and I'll probably just do a really short entry for that when I do it. I'm not skipping this wee... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 23:58:33 EST Week 23 Check In (Late) I had this sitting on notepad since tuesday, whoops. ^_^;;; <BR> <BR> More Wii Fit weigh in weirdness- I actually lost more weight on the bathroom scale than on the wii fit board for the week. What the crap. Wii Fit says I lost 0.7 pounds, bathroom scale says I lost 2.4. The Wii scale is still more generous though... I'm 175 even on that, whereas the bathroom scale weighs me at 188.2 as of today. I think I'm really going to have to start keeping track in here of Wii Fit vs. bathroom scales, ... Thu, 16 Sep 2010 00:00:23 EST Spark Vloggers Week 3 Challenge- Show & Tell The challenge:<BR>ssageboard_thread.asp?board=14745x3721<BR>5x36593975 Tue, 14 Sep 2010 16:21:50 EST Spark Vloggers Week 2 Challenge: Taste & Tell<BR>il.asp?recipe=1198916 Wed, 8 Sep 2010 05:52:11 EST Week 22 Check In Lost 4.2 pounds this week. I think it's pretty safe to do the 180 reward now? :D <BR> <BR> I'd wanted to lose 30 pounds by October 10th... which okay, was a bit ambitious to begin with, but I just realized that at this point, I'd have to lose more than 4 pounds a week to get there. Which is HIGHLY unlikely. So that particular goal? Is not going to be met, but I'm okay with that. It kind of sucks, but I wasn't counting on staying on my little hiatus as long as I have, either. And really, cons... Tue, 7 Sep 2010 23:59:03 EST Week 21 Check In So I officially "gained back" exactly what I "lost" last week- no surprise there after last week's freak loss. I'm debating whether I want to start using a different scale for my weigh ins... but then we have the whole issue of there being a difference in the weights to begin with and... ugh. I don't want to autogain just because I switched scales, you know? I weighed myself on both today and there's a 12.3 pound difference, the bathroom scale being the heavier one than the Wii one. O_o Maybe... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 19:33:20 EST Vlogging Team Week 1 Challenge Sorry about the lighting, it was really late and the lamp near me decided to die. x_x Tue, 31 Aug 2010 05:31:06 EST Week 20 (and arguably, 19) Tue, 24 Aug 2010 22:41:26 EST Week 18 Check In Nothing's changed, but I managed to lose a half a pound this week. No idea how that happened, but hey. Until I'm back on the wagon here, I'll be happy as long as I don't gain a ton of weight back- I'm figuring 190 is the limit there. That's just under 10 pounds higher than where I am now, so I think that's a more than fair safety net. But -losing-, even? Score. Seriously. <BR> <BR> Not much else to say here, really. I'm obviously doing the maintenance thing right now until I feel like moving... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 23:59:25 EST Week 17 Check In I somehow managed to not gain any weight this week. I didn't lose anything, either, but hey. It -feels- like I've gained weight and I've been snacking WAY too much lately, more or less eating whatever I want, so I'll take the not-gaining at this point. I was expecting a pretty large gain, seriously. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I just don't have the motivation right now. At the moment I can't bring myself to care enough to not eat just because it keeps me occupied. And really, I'm trying to do e... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 23:56:08 EST Week 16 Check In- Quickie Video Blog Really nothing to say, but making a vlog anyway. Yeah, that's a good idea. XD Tue, 27 Jul 2010 16:11:50 EST Week 15 Check In (Late) Fail, I was supposed to do this Tuesday. In my defense, Sims 3 has kind of eaten my brain. <BR> <BR> I lost 1.8 pounds this week, though I've gained back 1.5 as of today- so I still haven't gotten rid of that 3 some odd gain from last week. That doesn't surprise me. I've been swinging between not eating enough and binging with no in between. I'm trying to stop doing that, but... if there was an easy answer to emotional eating (and not-eating), it wouldn't be such an issue, would it? <BR> <B... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 23:18:23 EST Week 14 Check In I gained 3.6 pounds this week, but all in all, I'm not surprised- I'm a girl this week, and I'm still not convinced that the 7 pound loss last week wasn't some kind of fluke. <BR> <BR> As it is, I discovered something interesting: the Wii board weighs me differently depending on where it is in my living room. O_o We're talking about a five pound difference here... so that may have had something to do with what happened last week as well, since that's when I had the board in a different spot.... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 23:48:27 EST