WHITNEYLD's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WHITNEYLD WHITNEYLD'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/ Fall 5% Challenge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240962 The Fall 5% challenge starts today. This morning, I weighed in at 144.5 lb. Yay! I am excited to start this challenge. I joined team <em>283</em> Firecrackers. <BR> <BR> It has been a really busy month. I can't believe it is already fall! Fall is my favorite season. I was definitely feeling it on several of my evening walks for the past month, though! <BR> <BR> As I stated in my last blog, I surpassed my October goal. Since October 21 is in a few short weeks, I have decided to make my... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 06:50:20 EST I surpassed my October Goal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6239677 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aab3c11f-dce8-40f0-aed1-10d9b6c28f69.jpg"> First, a picture of me and my babe. I haven't taken many pictures of myself and I finally feel better enough I can feel okay about myself. I surpassed my October 21 goal this morning. I actually met it a few days ago but water weight took it away again until today. The goal was to be 148 by October 21. I am 147.5 today. That is 26 lbs down from July 14! My new goal for October 21 is 139 lbs. Wed, 21 Sep 2016 13:03:39 EST In the 140s! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6236355 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/187dbcb7-1f0e-485e-902a-882324e1bd96.jpg"> This is my munchkin taken this morning. She is my angel! I want to be healthy for her and to be in her life as long as possible. I am on my way to a healthy BMI, which I haven't had in like three years (lasted a month), and before that it wasn't maintained for like five years. I weighed in at 149.0! I am in a challenge group and when I posted my weight yesterday, it was 149.5, and my starting weigh... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:04:35 EST 150 Lbs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6235211 I am at 150 lbs. working on breaking out of the 150s for good! I haven't gotten this low in years. Sorry for radio silence. Been busy with life. I have continued to track and exercise, though. I had two days of bingeing this past week. Not sure what that was about, but put my best efforts in at the gym yesterday and today and eating on point. I want to be in a healthy weight range by Halloween. That is my new goal! That means a ten lb loss from now until then. Very doable in six weeks, ... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:32:27 EST Progress pic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229022 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f84d4e5f-262a-4919-9753-e711d3e4022e.jpg"> My face on the left is from last year at my highest weight (or two lbs more than when I started back on track Jujy 14, 2016). This could have been taken a couple months ago, apparently. The other pic was taken on my vacation a couple of weeks ago when I was about five pounds heavier than I am today. Today I am 152.5 lb! Almost out of the 150s. I can't believe it! I just hope I don't get stuck here.... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 13:54:59 EST Twenty lbs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226602 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/69fdd2e7-1038-4b7a-8a91-4c6d31e430fa.jpg"> I am half a pound away from twenty lbs lost. I weighed 153.0 lbs this morning. I feel good about my progress. I haven't lost this amount of weight in a consistent time period in soooo long. A coworker said I looked slim in my scrubs this morning and then asked if I lost weight! My parents can tell a big difference. My husband? Not so much. A little maybe now. He sees me every day. I still feel t... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:21:27 EST This Much is True. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224344 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9cebf1ee-a195-4e56-8c79-47ce63ab951f.jpg"> Read a blog by AUTIEJ today. She said something that resonates with me. I made this quote image out of it. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:20:22 EST Keep pushing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223271 I feel like I have had a breakthrough. I have been on this site for years. YEARS. Memorably, at least since 2011. I was in the 130s then and wanted to lose. Ha! Six weeks ago tomorrow I made the choice to really do something. REALLY change my eating. Now I love salads, even without dressing. I like veggies. They fill me up. Fruit is a food group I could write poetry about. I weighed in this morning at 157.0. Six weeks ago I was 172.5. 15.5 pounds. Today I ran errands and purchased party... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 18:03:52 EST 14 lbs in 5.5 weeks. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222309 I have lost 14 lbs total as of this morning since July 14. I had one week where I didn't lose anything and then I weighed in this morning. My vacation must have broken my plateau. I am down to 158.5!!! I haven't seen the 150s in like two years!! I have to go back to work today. I am feeling good though! Mon, 22 Aug 2016 05:50:47 EST Home Sweet Home. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222148 My blog has now crashed twice when about to publish. Not rewriting it again. Are very well today on ten hour drive home and did my walk tonight. Ready for bed now. Will officially weigh in tomorrow. I was 160 when I left for vacation. I hope to be 160 or under. Have a good night! Sun, 21 Aug 2016 20:41:32 EST I can see my belly button. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220746 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6ddc0a03-768d-4365-90ff-1474e8cbeeaa.jpg"> This is somewhat embRassing to admit, but I wasn't able to see my belly button really Over my stomach a month ago. My Stomach pretty much overshadowed my chest, which automatically Led people to believe I was significantly pregnant. Yesterday I wore a swimsuit to a water park we took our daughter to. There was no getting out of it. As I looked around, though, I was physically similar to most of the m... Fri, 19 Aug 2016 07:34:16 EST 2 Calabash Buffets. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219877 So, let me preface this blog with a reminder that I am at the beach. Specifically, Myrtle Beach in SC. I bought some mostly healthy groceries and have been making good choices. Eating salads with no dressing or five cal vinaigrette, fruit, etc. My husband loves buffets and we love seafood. There is a cornucopia of choices here to eat at these massive 130+ item seafood buffets. Calabash buffets - whatever that means. From the looks of the buffets, this means fried stuff. Me being celiac dise... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 19:53:50 EST Arrived at the Beach. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218645 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1bf7e11c-247d-4a52-b7b4-d2304271de48.jpg"> We arrived at our beach house today after a couple nights visiting my inlaws. It's gorgeous. We went to the beach and Bella played and ran and played more. I walked to the pier and back as well as a significant jaunt to the beach itself and back. I would say about an hour walk. Yay. Haven't exercised in a couple days since we have been staying with my inlaws and they don't have a walkable road. I hav... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 21:27:48 EST So Much Saddness. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216585 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/80340ae5-45f2-46e9-8492-114976d3f570.jpg"> I haven't been on social media much this week. I went to a funeral yesterday. It was a baby's funeral. My stepmother in laws daughter came home from vacation and went to sleep after a long drive. She had her 7 month old in the bed with her. At some point between 3-6am, he fell off the bed. He was found at six unresponsive. Passed away at the hospital. This baby I held for hours this summer. Just gone. ... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 08:03:00 EST Dinner out. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215803 My husband's birthday is today. We went out to a nice dinner. I ordered a big steak - 14 oz New York strip. I cut almost half of it off and have to my husband when it arrived. I ordered no butter steamed broccoli instead of a potato or rice. Also I had a small salad from the salad bar with only veggies and no dressing. I had a bit more wine than I should have, but I still went for a walk tonight. I walked briskly and even jogged and sprinted at times for 40 min after I got home. Calories un... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:17:27 EST My week and NSVs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214793 So, I don't like my new scale. I will be returning it. It doesn't work right. Ufh. I am too stupid to figure out the features. Going to get a different one. Used my old scale today. Weighed in at 160.5. This means that according to my old scale, I am down 12 lbs since July 14. We have had a house guest for most of a week. It has been tough, I have been having wine in the evenings a lot. Way too much. So no alcohol for a bit since they are leaving this afternoon. I have only had one or two... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 09:03:59 EST New scale. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212870 I bought a new scale today. It's a Homogenics scale. I am excited to weigh myself on it tomorrow and my old one and see the difference. My scale has been acting wonky and sometimes tells me obviously wrong weights. I decided since I have stuck to this for a bit I would reward myself and invest in a new scale. The one I have is from like 1995. According to my old scale, I have lost 11.5 lbs since July 14. We'll see. This one had a body fat thing and some other features I am looking forward t... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 17:38:26 EST Ten lbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212010 I am officially down ten lbs since starting back here on July 14! I started at 172.5 and weighed in at 162.5 ( it actually flickered between 162 and 162.5). I feel great. I am sleeping a lot harder lately. I definitely feel like my stomach "flap" is smaller Sorry for the visual, I had a c section and it created some weirdness there. Anyway, woo hoo! Family dinner for out of town relatives and not at my house so am planning on bringing a big bowl of that Dole chopped salad with pepitas a... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 08:30:08 EST August Will be My Month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210973 Yesterday, I walked a briskish 3 miles in the evening on the golf course - double my usual. I invited my neighbor to come with. She is my goal - very, very fit. Her body is amazing, and she eats well naturally, doesn't count calories and exercises daily. What I want for my life! I think it is motivating to walk with her, because things seem so easy for her when I am struggling. We walked and talked, and let me tell you - it is so much easier to walk without talking. I can hardly converse wh... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 12:13:36 EST Yoga Pants. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210268 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/83ac63c5-7a3e-4812-90f3-da629d718760.jpg"> Ok, so I recovered from my mini binge the other day. Yesterday I did a lot of exercise and my hubby and I went out to a Mexican place. Mexican isn't healthy. At least this place wasn't. They had one salad on the menu and it had sour cream and cheese and lettuce and tomato. Ultimately I went over on my calories but with the exercise I did, I don't care. Back on track today. We took Bella to Chuck E. C... Mon, 1 Aug 2016 10:09:29 EST Derailed by a Binge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6209456 I just binged. I was excellent on my stats despite having a get together tonight. I only had chicken and salad. I felt fine. Went for a brief walk after but still exercised. Then I drank excessive wine. Still counted the calories. Then I binged. I ate some leftover taco meat from the other nights turkey taco salad. I ate some tuna salad that was store bought so horrible for you - 260 cal per 1/3 c. I even got into some Fritos. After a few mouthfuls I stopped that and said what are you doing... Sat, 30 Jul 2016 21:41:14 EST Still Going Strong! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6208941 I am still here, tracking every morsel eaten after over two weeks. I am really proud of myself. I haven't binged or gone crazy on any food item in that time. Stayed within range aside from one day. I just returned from a walk on the golf course. I haven't missed a day since I started adding exercise to my routine. Yesterday I took Isabella in the stroller and walked to the park. We have lived here for two years and I have always driven. It is under a mile but involves a giant hill. I even... Fri, 29 Jul 2016 20:57:09 EST Insatiable Hunger. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207694 I feel this animal inside today. I haven't been able to stop eating and have eaten almost all of my allotted food and calories for the day already. My problem the past few days is that I purchased some powdered sugar doughnuts for my hubby and Bella. I don't buy a lot of treats very often and I don't want to give any food issues to Bella. I have been salivating over the doughnuts now for days. I can't even eat them as I have celiac disease and can't have wheat. Is ridiculous. I have just re... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 14:38:34 EST Comedy and hypnosis. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207337 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5d4c7f70-80ea-49ff-86b4-84ea10486fbb.jpg"> Tonight I saw a hilarious comedy act where the comedian hypnotized some of the audience and made them do stuff. I never believed it could work so well, but a friends husband was totally hypnotized and I am one hundred percent sure it was real. I always feel a lot of anxiety when I think about hypnosis. It would be nice to feel so free as to relax in front of strangers. At any rate, I had two drinks... Tue, 26 Jul 2016 23:43:48 EST Scale Standstill. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206111 So I had lost five lbs within a week on my cleaner eating and counting calories. Now i have also been been exercising for the last five days AND continuing to track. So the day after I worked out I was up a pound. Then half pound. Then I haven't changed for 3-4 days. It feels frustrating. So yesterday I had 1700 some calories in defiance of the scale. I didn't need all of that. However, I went for two walks and burned some extra calories so I was still within range. I have been pretty spot ... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 23:46:31 EST Red Curry & Calories. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205543 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7f1d1314-57f8-437e-8de7-fea710108430.jpg"> I went to Columbus today to see a dear friend and my former college roommate. We had lunch at an Indian place. I ordered grilled scallops and lots of crisp steamed veg with 3/4-2/3 c brown rice. It was in a serving bowl that appeared to be one cup leveled off, and I didn't eat all of the rice. Four delicious scallops and about two cup veg. There was a thin watery sauce on it as I ordered it gluten free... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 20:25:19 EST Obese No Longer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204949 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f64dcbaf-539b-4076-bd62-2e6d7623618b.jpg"> I don't try to dwell on certain thoughts, but to be honest, I was medically considered obese at 173 lbs just last week. I put my weight into the tracker and my BMI came down to the overweight range yesterday! Wow. It feels good. The contrast of this is that at 141 lbs, I will STILL be considered overweight for my height of 5'3. I choose to look at the positive today! I am no longer obese! I hope th... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:24:10 EST 7 for 7. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204571 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/32773182-2cba-4f4a-ab60-1d32adf9e880.jpg"> I visited my sister and saw my baby nephew today. He is so cute. I held him for like two hours. And played with him. Ahhh. He fell asleep in my arms. Two months old! Miss that age. In other news, I feel like I am on a cloud today. I made it through a week of cleaner eating and keeping within my ranges. Also, I have lost FIVE pounds! The past two days I have also incorporated exercise into my day. A... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 22:20:07 EST 1200 Calories. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204046 I was going to eat more today but work prevented that. I feel hungry at the moment, and no wonder! I pre-track everything the night before or morning of and change entries as needed, so when I got home from work I removed the foods I didn't eat. What a difference a couple fruits make. I feel really strong. Visiting my sister tomorrow, so hopefully I can keep things together away from home. Wed, 20 Jul 2016 22:42:41 EST What do your macro ratios look like? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203397 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2033e86b-38cc-4fca-aa8d-bc6d9fd78f6f.jpg"> Mine look like this lately. Sometimes Protein or fat will be over 35-40% and carbs around 30%. What do your ratios look like? Do you think they affect your satiety and success day to day? Tue, 19 Jul 2016 21:23:14 EST Five Days. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202830 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d1ae6ee-d5d1-44cd-b70d-9acfa5f3e882.jpg"> I have been successfully sticking to the plan for five days now. I feel pretty good. I haven't stuck with these changes for five days in a row in a long time, which is a pretty sad fact but definitely true. I haven't been exercising much aside from work related exercise and some little bits of walking and playing with Bella, but one thing at a time. I am still off the cigarettes and not craving them ... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 21:41:24 EST Insomnia and Dieting? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201786 Does anyone else have a hard time sleeping when they are really on track? I haven't eaten this well in ages, and it's only been three days. Today is officially day four, and the insomnia has started. I often find this happens to me. Unfortunately, I always blow it soon after due to eating from tiredness. Being tired makes me snack and eat more. I am afraid to screw up again and fall off into oblivion. Ideas? Sun, 17 Jul 2016 02:29:51 EST Summer Goals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201379 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/58ca5650-0614-4eb6-873c-d928e3fa2a31.jpg"> I have been MIA for a while now. I have checked back on my weight and it has been pretty much the same for a year now, aside from a brief loss of five lbs that I found again. First, good changes. I quit smoking two weeks ago. Seems to be a lot easier than ever before! I am happy about that. I have quit a lot, but I always started back. Now it feels like I am really done. In other news, I have over... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 09:43:33 EST New Year. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6066762 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0c2825b6-12a1-4aef-abd3-e1b93e1ff457.jpg"> Same old me. I didn't gain anything really over the holidays, but I have been holding around 168-169. I haven't exercised, but I have been working a lot and sort of eating less. I haven't lost anything though. I think I am not eating while I'm at work and then I overcompensate by eating large amounts due to feeling ravenous. I plan to go to the gym Wednesday. Hope everyone had good holidays and is ... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 13:32:46 EST NSV! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6030272 Happy Veterans Day to the veterans out there. In other news, today is the start of day four with no wine. Hasn't been done for a while now! I am waking up earlier and more refreshed. Also going to bed earlier. The past two days I have also eaten really well. I don't regret anything I've eaten this week, which is a good feeling! I went to the gym yesterday and competed the morning strength class. It was a circuit of four exercises done four times. First, I put my feet on a paper plate and g... Wed, 11 Nov 2015 07:00:57 EST Starting to find my way. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6029077 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f5248162-f36f-422f-95a2-d1fa2a701225.jpg"> Mentally, at least. I am getting to the point where I was just asked last night when I was due. By someone at work who I haven't seen for a couple months. But I don't feel I have gained weight really in that time. I've been like 172 for a while, although I am up from the 167 I was hovering at for a long time. Five pound difference and I have been in the mid high 160s for a year. If I am honest, I hav... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 06:25:32 EST Halloween, Gaining weight and lost momentum. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023616 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d409b12d-18d0-411d-80c6-951cb15e95e1.jpg"> I missed two weeks at the gym while my husband was gone (first week missed) and then another just because. Then I only went one day for a week. Then one day again and then no days again. Now this week is gone and no days exercised. I have been eating horribly as well and have regained the six lbs I lost. I am sure. I was up to 170.5. From 167. I hadn't been in the 160s for months. I just don't know w... Fri, 30 Oct 2015 09:07:27 EST Back to the Gym. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012209 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8556b678-bd32-44f6-9948-9faaa31b59b4.jpg"> I was so sore after Monday's workout. I never went back to the gym this week. I didn't even feel like I could carry my own child or walk down the stairs without pain until yesterday. I still didn't workout. Also my calories have increased a lot on the tracker. It must be from the days I work out! I went back to the gym today and did 25 min of weight lifting and stuff. Triceps dips, machines, Dumbbell... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 14:25:57 EST Replacing Fattitude with a Winning Attitude! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009688 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7df13684-0578-4603-bf76-605d2a00d941.jpg"> I went to the gym today and caught the end of a weight lifting boot camp type class, maybe the last 20 minutes, and then decided to take a spinning class that had just started. Beginner's cycling was a misnomer for me! There were geriatric cyclists doing a much better job than me. It was so much more difficult than j thought. I wanted to walk out - and did for a minute. I got a drink out of the fountai... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 11:12:04 EST New leaf. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005550 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e704425f-0656-4876-9384-934086d2691c.jpg"> I weighed in today and I was 169. That is two lbs up from week before last. Last week did not go well. The county fair led to me eating some gluten and just more calories than I needed. Also it is that time of the month, so who knows what I actually weigh. I will re weigh next Monday. Today I went to the gym again and did the elliptical for 30 minutes. That doesn't sound like a lot, but I went reall... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 12:32:08 EST County Fair. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002707 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/42a161ad-6149-4048-a25e-55304295a1d8.jpg"> We went to the fair yesterday. Bella had so much fun! She rode the carrousel twice and another ride as well. She ate a foot long hot dog in two minutes! I had a gyro and I usually go nuts for fried Swiss cheese on a stick. I got one and took two bites and gave a bit to Bella and my hubby ate the rest. Not worth it anymore with being gluten free as well as the calories. It didn't taste as good as I rem... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 11:43:01 EST Monday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001398 This week the county fair is going on. I also work longer hours depending on how the person I help care for is doing. We will be going to the fair tomorrow and possibly another day. It will be fun for Isabella to see the sights and perhaps ride a few kiddie rides. I met my sister for lunch Saturday and she had news! She is pregnant. She is 33 and had started trying in July unbeknownst to us. I am the second person to know, the first being her hubby of course. I am excited to be an aunt! So ... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 11:31:54 EST Zoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5998145 it was fun and exhausting! The zoo was great. Walked for about 4.5 hours. Up hills. Briskly at times and pushing a stroller! Lots of pics but I don't have any. My sister in law came with me and brought her three year old. She had the camera. Will post soon! Came home and hadn't eaten since seven am so at seven in evening I had the most delicious dinner. Ate too much but still in range. 1500 for the day and burned almost 700 with only tracking a few hours of walking instead of the whole amou... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 20:43:42 EST New week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997520 It's a new week. Yesterday I worked at both jobs. Seven to nine am at private health job and then nine til six at the cleaning job. About five hours of actual cleaning I'd say. I tracked two hrs as exercise. Today I worked home health from four to eight. So tired. I am taking Bella to the zoo tomorrow. It will be a full day of walking. Not sure what I'll do for food but tracked my dinner I planned tomorrow. I have been eating 1200-1400 pretty much daily for a while now. At least a couple week... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 21:04:32 EST Friday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5995429 I woke up very early today. Up and out of bed by six, read for an hour in bed before that. Cleaned the house and did some laundry that I've been putting off. I feel good going to work tonight because all of this is done, even if the house is trashed by Isabella by the time I return. I made a seven layer salad last night to accompany dinner. I didn't have time for lunch or anything all day so after an early breakfast, ten hours later I was starving and ate tons of this salad. It consists of ... Fri, 11 Sep 2015 11:53:06 EST Tired. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5992649 Yesterday I cleaned for my stepdads mom from about ten until three nonstop. I was sweating so much! It's an older farmhouse and its huge. It hadn't been cleaned much at all for years when I started. I have been doing it every other weekend on Sunday. This was my third time. It is heavy duty cleaning as they have a working small farm and track in all sorts of dirty. There is so much stuff in the house too so it's a lot of moving stuff to clean under. Also they have two huge dogs. Like one is a... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 11:14:57 EST Hello, September! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988880 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/17215194-eda2-46ba-bf8e-8e84cbc7661e.jpg"> I have had a productive day. I organized my pantry somewhat, which was a total messy disaster dumping ground of stuff. I vacuumed the house and cleaned some kitchen. Put away several loads of laundry and washed two others (don't judge me! I have been working a lot :) ). About to do some carpet shampooing on some Bella created stains. I was feeling excited about the coming fall and felt justified in c... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 14:14:02 EST New Month - September. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988383 Tomorrow is the first day of a brand new month. Looking forward to a fresh start. I feel like I have been eating a bit less and more healthy as well. Just started a new job last Monday. I work 4-8PM Monday Wednesday and Friday. And I also worked this last Sunday and next Saturday and Sunday. So busy week this week. I am trying to earn some extra money because we have a lot of bills due this month including homeowners insurance car insurance etc for the year. Isabella turned 2 officially last ... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 21:52:27 EST August Goals & Updates. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980813 Well, the summer is slipping away and I am still in the same spot. I am 171.5 lbs. my mom went alcohol free and has been eating much smaller portions. She hasn't weighed herself in a month and went to the doctor to check up on that. She lost 15 pounds this last month! She has never had this much success. I hope to take a page from her book. I have sort of been trying to eat a little less and I haven't continued to GAIN weight as I had been. So there's that. I did walk this morning with my mom... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 10:46:22 EST Broken Scale & Exercise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967235 Well, I was feeling pretty low the past couple of weeks. My scale continued to rise and I was looking at 176 last week! WOW. Mind you, I delivered my 8.3 pound baby at 186, lose 45 pounds in 3 weeks (it was almost all fluid and baby), was down to 142 or so and then gained a lot back. I recently have gained 10 pounds after hovering around 160-163 for almost a year. I was up to `171.5 or 172 when the summer challenge started. Anyway, then my scale told me about five different weights. I realiz... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:51:48 EST