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  • Day 480 - I've Learned What Doesn't Work

    3/3/2015 5:25:17 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 170.4 Our minds are such fickle things. The time that I spent off the wagon I indulged myself in all the foods I thought I wanted: pizza with extra cheese dipped in ranch, fully loaded nachos from my local Mexican restaurant, soft drinks, candy bars, etc. At the time I could have sworn ... Read more

  • Day 479 - Losing Weight Is Like Collecting Napkins

    3/2/2015 1:29:03 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 171.4 It's funny how inspiration can make an appearance when you least expect it. (And probably when you most need it too.) For some reason, as I have a history of doing, I was doing a phenomenal job at staying on track and losing weight...until I wasn't. I'm starting to feel like a pro... Read more

  • Day 472 - My Body Isn't The One That Failed

    2/23/2015 5:02:56 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 170.8 Hey all. I'm back. After 14 days of showing complete disregard for my body and my health, I'm back on the horse and ready to ride again. I got my wake up call yesterday when I looked in the mirror and my belly looked huge. I wanted to cry. I stood in the mirror and started analyzi... Read more

  • Baby Steps

    2/20/2015 12:21:15 AM, by CHEERS4REVENGE

    Like always I feel like I'm not doing enough. Not enough healthy food, not enough gym time. But I did take a few minutes to think about the small successes I have had over the past week. I'm packing my own lunch/ dinner for work so no impulse Chinese food. Once I go to my new job, I'll have a micro... Read more

  • Awake!

    2/12/2015 10:56:08 AM, by CHEERS4REVENGE

    Alright first mini success in awhile! Got my lazy butt outta bed for a pre-work gym session. I usually plan on doing these and then roll back over. What can I say, it's hard to wanna get outta a warm, cozy bed. Tomorrow, grocery shopping! This way I can start packing a lunch and save some money an... Read more

  • Day 460 - Never Assume Our Struggles

    2/11/2015 5:33:03 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 168.2 I've been mulling over my thoughts for the past 2 days trying to figure out what to write. As much progress as I've made in my journey of self-trust and self-acceptance, I still struggle with depression. I've had depression since puberty and, even though I've gotten better, it sti... Read more

  • Well that failed

    2/11/2015 1:49:16 AM, by CHEERS4REVENGE

    And like I assumed, I didn't stick to it. I have no idea how people stay motivated or how they don't give up after they slack. How do people make the time to be healthy? I want to. I really do. But it seems like something always comes up. That or I'm just too damn lazy. Ughhh. ... Read more

  • Pretty Darn Satisfied

    2/10/2015 12:19:23 PM, by ANNABELLISABEL

    Hello Spark Family! So super awesome news, I weighed in this morning, 228.0 lbs, I am officially 80 pounds down since starting with SparkPeople! Since VSG I am down 63.6 lbs (21 weeks post op). I feel great, like I have set myself up for success here! I can taste the under 200, I am so close, i... Read more

  • Day 457 - Finding Strength Within Myself

    2/8/2015 3:17:51 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 165.6 One of the big points that SparkPeople discusses is the concept of having support. Weight loss is a huge undertaking for many and very difficult to go it alone. I completely agree. The nice thing about support is that whenever you want to throw in the towel and give up there's alw... Read more

  • Day 456 - Today Has Been A Day

    2/7/2015 6:38:19 PM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 165.8 A couple months ago my 9 month old puppy Sirius started having some difficulty in his hind right knee. At first it was just a misstep every now and then so I didn't think anything of it. As time went on it started getting worse and worse. I finally set up an appointment a couple w... Read more

  • Day 455 - "Have You Lost Weight?"

    2/6/2015 10:39:07 AM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 166.4 "Have you lost weight?" Ah, those four magic words. The words that every person on their weight loss journey wants to hear. This morning as I was getting ready to leave for work, my roommate looked at me and said, "You look like you've lost weight." I looked at her beaming an... Read more

  • Day 454 - The Problem With Food Addiction And Why I'm Not Buying It

    2/5/2015 11:37:50 AM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 166.4 In the 5.5 years I've been a member of SparkPeople, I have read a lot of comments of users who say they have a food addiction. They lament over their weight loss troubles and blame it on their appetite and food impulses that are controlling their lives. While I have no doubt that ... Read more

  • Day 453 - Perspective And An NSV!

    2/4/2015 10:01:21 AM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 166.6 I've written about this before but it's a topic that always resonates with me. The way we view our bodies is all about perspective. For example, this morning I weighed in at 166.6. When I saw the number I was over the moon excited. However, when I saw that number as the scale was ... Read more

  • Day 452 - Today Is A Wonderful Day!

    2/3/2015 10:44:07 AM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 167.0 Good morning, everyone! Today is a wonderful day. I don't really have a reason. There's nothing special or spectacular happening. In fact, I'm sitting in my cubicle at work typing this blog out in between dealing with plenty of unhappy customers. I can't say why I'm in such a good... Read more

  • Day 451 - February Goals

    2/2/2015 11:50:40 AM, by KENTUCKYMEL14

    Weight: 168.0 I spent some time last night thinking about my progress in January. I thought about my food choices, my exercise (or lack thereof), and my relationship with food. I've grown leaps and bounds the past month as far as loving my body. In fact, I grew more in 25 days than I did in 11 ... Read more

  • February Planning

    2/2/2015 10:49:37 AM, by ANNABELLISABEL

    So typically I don't make any monthly goals, I just do my best every single day, if I fall I pick myself back up, I try not to get discouraged, I push for success. This month however...I need some structure. Last year I tore my ACL in February for my birthday weekend, I spent the next (pretty ... Read more