Balanced Life challenge - Day 1
Why am I feeling unbalance?
I just haven't felt motivated to do those things I need to do to make myself feel better - the idea of watching what I eat, tracking, exercising regularly, etc. just feels overwhelming right now. My weight is up, u... Read more
I've noticed a change in my perception of my looks.
As the scale was climbing, I hated the way I looked. By the time I hit 215 pounds, I was absolutely disgusted. "Look at those rolls! Your back and your legs are especially gross. The c... Read more
I've been doing Zumba for about 6 months now. With just the exercise, I didn't lose anything. It wasn't until I got serious about my diet that the weight started to go down.
Tonight, the girl who leads my Zumba class announced that she wa... Read more
A week's worth of ATTABOYs.
I've done exercise 5 days this week and it wasn't a struggle. - YAHHHH!
I've stayed within my nutrition limits and I wasn't hungry. - OUTSTANDING!
I accomplished everything I wanted to at work this week. - WELL DONE!
I'm doing volunteer wo... Read more
How many times do I need to start over? At least one more.
I've been on and off the program for years, but this time is going to be different. I'm going to lose this weight and I'm going to get in shape. Maybe not athlete shape, but at... Read more
Trying. . . . again
Well another year has gone by and guess what - I still am overweight. I am so tired of this. I get motivated for a while, lose a few pounds, and then I lose all motivation. And needless to say, back comes the weight. Sparkpeople seems to hel... Read more
Whoever said that life was fair?
I've been back on the program for about a week. At the encouragement of my husband, we entered a biggest loser competition at work. My gut told me this wasn't a good idea, but I thought I could use the competition, which runs until April 1st, ... Read more
The best of intentions
Well, I've been back from my trip for about a month now and I still haven't gotten back in to exercising regularly. I have decided that I need to move my exercising to the morning. It is said that people who exercise in the morning are more ap... Read more
Picking up where I left off
I went to visit my daughter and new grandson in Okinawa and I just got back home on Thursday night. The good news is that I even though I didn't eat well, I am actually down another two pounds. I need to jump right back on the band wagon again... Read more
Better every day!
Things are going well. As expected, the weight loss has slowed down, but I've finally reached a point where I'm not starving all the time. In fact, I have to consciously make an effort to eat enough calories each day. I just pray that these f... Read more
Keeping the streak going
I feel great! I've followed my eating plan for 13 straight days. I haven't gone over on my calories even once and I feel that I've accurately recorded everything I ate. And it is starting to show. Working out is getting to be more enjoyable.... Read more
Weighing every day
I know a lot of people say to only weigh yourself once a week, but I've decided to weigh myself every day or two. The reason is that I've found that my weight fluctuates greatly - down two pounds one day, up four pounds the next. I was afraid ... Read more
One win, one lose
I continued to be good with my eating plan. I got home from work late and I still managed to whip up a healthy low-cal meal for myself. Probably one of the best things to come out of this whole plan is that my daughter is eating healthier as w... Read more
Does it ever get easier?
Four days done and I feel like I'm doing well. BUT I am a little surprised that I'm still really hungry every day. I thought after the first few days I would adjust to not having as much to eat and my hunger would subside. Unfortunately that ... Read more
Two days done
Well, I've stuck with it for two days now. I'm sure that to most people this wouldn't be much of a landmark, but to me it's a big one. I never seem to be able to stick with a healthy eating plan. I think it really helped that I used the SP su... Read more