I need a new Day 1
I don't even know where to begin. I'm sure like many members, the effort and desire to work towards our goals waxes and wanes throughout time. We're doing really well, and then all of a sudden something happens, we don't have as much time as we ... Read more
Acknowledging Effort and Progress
So I read about a nifty little strategy to develop greater self-discipline by doing things everyday. That is, get a calendar, and put a big "X" through each day that you do that thing. This, at least for some, will be a visual motivation to keep... Read more
A new incentive!!!
So, I have the most wonderful friend in the world who surprised me with a very generous belated birthday present - a $166 dress that I fell IN LOVE with to wear for my vocal recital this fall, but could never afford. I really can't believe that ... Read more
New major(s!), new graduation year, new outlook, new goal, NEW DAY!
So, not gonna lie, my goals have been thrown by the wayside recently, and my weight has reflected that. I did really well last summer after I joined, and I was very proud of my progress. Sure, I had some setbacks, but I took them in stride and l... Read more
Discouraged? Look to your four footed furry friends!
This is rather silly, I realize, but I wanted to know how much the cat weighed. (Got her as a kitten a number of months ago, and has definitely grown A LOT) She doesn't weigh enough for the scale to register her weight (nor does she like sitting... Read more
So my aunt got me started on making to-do lists on paper. I thought I was all cool doing it on the computer in my google calendar and whatnot (and it still is cool) but I have re-discovered the beauty of a paper planner just like I used in the g... Read more
Re-lighting the pilot-light
Oh woe is me....I am beginning to fall off of the wagon.
Okay, I'm done with that now.
Yes, I have been "slacking off" as some may put it or "struggling" as others may see it, but I like to see it as I have not been doing what I know I ... Read more
I came up with a reward for myself!!!! (finally)
So I finally thought of a good reward for myself for meeting my final goal. My goal is to have lost 100 lbs by my college graduation day (the end of April 2013), and my reward is to save up enough money to pay for having some professional pictur... Read more
Convincing others I have changed
I am finding that one of the hardest parts of changing, is getting the other people in my life to accept that change. Having them "accept it" does not necessarily mean to me that they "like it" or "approve" or whatever - just simply respect for ... Read more
So....I was on a roll, and first day of blowing it
Yeah, so it's a tad depressing. I'm about 1,600 calories OVER for the day. Then again, that's 1600 calories over what sparkpeople tells me to eat, not what my basal metabolic rate is and how much I need to maintain my current weight. (The Americ... Read more
So the 2000 calorie binge I saved myself from...
I am sooooo proud of myself tonight. I had some really stressful financial news today (but it really will be okay, it just stressed me out a ton), and I REALLY wanted Little Debbie Zebra cakes in the worst way. In the past when I have gone and b... Read more
My incentive idea!
Well I just signed up for the American Cancer Society "Choose you" program to set up and work on goals and educate yourself against preventing cancer. I'm personally leery about doing more stuff than Sparkpeople - not because other things are ba... Read more
The bad news, the good news, and the bad news
The bad news (and yet good at the same time) is that this pain in my leg, and chronic back pain that I have been experiencing since August of 2010 is from a herniated disc in my back. I get an MRI next Tuesday, but don't see the doc again until ... Read more