WALKINCHIK's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WALKINCHIK WALKINCHIK'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/ Kindness of strangers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433861 One of the unexpected yet lovely experiences on my journey of.weightloss, has come from the kindness of strangers. I am determined to be a success this time around. And while I realize "That if it's to be, it's up to me", I also realize that this journey can't be travelled alone if I am to be successful. So many times, I've tried to take this journey alone to only end up in one of its many pitfalls and failed. <BR> Then last week, after a few short days of recommitting to my goals, I became... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 03:42:21 EST Feeling the shame of weight gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427890 7/20 Today was not a good day. I didn't do what I wanted to do and I did what I didn't want to do. Will I ever change? How is it possible that the day starts off with good intention and ends up in disappointment. I say this as if I have no control over my actions. And somedays that's how I feel, like something has taken over me. So rather than exercise, I eat too much of a bad thing. Now I'm supposed to weigh myself tomorrow and probably wont see the results I was hoping for. <BR> So after n... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 01:51:43 EST One day at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427012 7/19: I think the hardest part of this journey is staying in the moment. Living each day, and building on my little triumphs and challenges as they arise. Challenge for me was getting through the day without eating junk. I found myself bargaining with myself, "OK just one more time AND THEN I will be good." I really wanted something sweet and fattening. Thank goodness for peanut butter. I have individual servings that I pay more for but it prevents me from eating half a jar. For me that wa... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 02:28:01 EST Day 2 Trying to get some momentum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425986 I made it through the day, 7/18 without any junk food! I really didn't think much about it. I know its gonna get harder before it gets easier. I worked out for 1 1/2 hrs (30 min Jillian Micheals day 2 of body revolution and 60min of fitness walkin.. It was hot as hell outside, 85 degrees at 9am and very humid too. Today was not a good day for walking, my feet hurt, knees hurt, lower and upper back hurt all at the same time. But, I pushed through it, wasn't aiming to break any records, jsut wa... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 01:54:17 EST Renewed motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424874 Yesterday I recommitted myself to my weightloss journey. I've been sliding down this slippery weightloss slope. I've regained 23 pounds since last on this site. I'm was so disgusted with my behavior. I have not exercised and eaten EVERYTHING and needless to say the weight did not creep on overnight. It has taken months of bad habits found. I think I've hit bottom. I can't regain all I've lost and I never want to see 300 ever again. I'm so embarrassed with myself. <BR> But I have forgiven mys... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 02:23:47 EST Staying on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3087081 Man I tell you it's so hard to stay on track. There are so many pitfalls on the road to good health. Life rushes in and I get so easily derailed. It's like I am fighting against the universe and ME. It sometimes feels like a losing battle. Two steps up and three back. I am on this slippery slope trying to gain momentum and and makes some real gains forward. I guess in the beginning it can be that way. It's just hard not to get discouraged. Went for a powerwalk, that used to be my short walk a... Tue, 6 Apr 2010 13:09:15 EST Day#3 The Daily grind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3072645 I am on vacation and boy it's going to be a trick not to over do it with the eating the wrong foods. I started my day well, I got up and went for a really good walk. I pushed myself and got a good sweat. I also was mindful not to push myself too hard and not want to get out tomorrow. Worked out for one hour, mI feel good. Yesterday was good, at work I didn't stress eat. I am always so stressed out at work that at the end of the day I want to pull out my hair or run over some small animal...l... Fri, 2 Apr 2010 10:56:54 EST Day #2 The beginning of my Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3067829 I had a good start yesterday, I wasn't as "perfect" as I had wanted to be but at least I didn't go hog wild. Ate a couple of things that I hadn't planned on eating but at least I didn't go hog wild. To be able to stop at 2 slices of pizza is HUGE for me. So I applaud myself. I've been trying new foods, yesterday I had raw coconut nectar, a natural sweetner that has a vry low glycemic index only 35. I put it in my plain yogurt and it was yummy! I'm actively phasing the artificial stuff, like ... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 05:30:16 EST Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3063666 Day#1 275.6 pounds.Today I am starting over, recommitting myself to improve myself by taking care of my body and loving myself again. I got up this morning and exercised for 1 hour to turbo jam and I feel great! I feel motivated and energized. I am going to work today, and I plan not to abuse my body by overeating and/or eating the wrong foods when I am stressed outFor Today, I resolve to love me as I am. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l104362756.jpg"> Wed, 31 Mar 2010 05:29:13 EST Day #14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1566032 Today is day #14 . I started this journey again on Nov 1st and today I am lighter and more motivated than I was 14 days ago. I decided I will only weigh myself once a month. So, therefore, my first weigh in date is Dec 1st. This is good because it will allow me to handle Thanksgiving successfully. No matter what the scale says, I will be a success if I continue to do what I have been doing. I feel like a success right now because I have been staying on program, exercising faithfully and drink... Fri, 14 Nov 2008 15:39:29 EST I'm never giving up. Keeping my eyes on the prize http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1553875 A week ago I started over my weightless/ health journey. In 1990 I weighed 330 pounds and vowed to lose weight and stop hating myself. I started walking and lost weight pretty easily with following a low carb plan. I was able to get to 215 lbs and somehow I lost my way. I think it started with dating. Anyway, I got hooked on fitness walking and I was doing 10.5 min/mi. On a short day I walked 5 miles(3x/wk) and on my long days 7mi (3x/wk). I lifted weights 3x week. Yes, 3x a week I worked o... Fri, 7 Nov 2008 11:41:10 EST