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9/21/17 10:07 A

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I know it's really past due, but better late than never:

September goals:
*Fast 16 Hours daily
*Stop Eating by 8pm nightly
*Stay in calorie range
*Exercise at least 5 days a week
*Drink 16 cups of water
*Only 2 or less snacks per day. Must stay in calorie range and be the correct serving size
*Aim for 1000 daily calorie deficit

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9/17/17 8:49 A

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Michelle, I have a 64oz bottle that I use for water throughout the day. Goal is to finish 1 before I leave work and then another before I go to bed. Some people find it intimidating, but by seeing this in face keeps me drinking. With that said, I need to go grab my bottle. emoticon

I had a dream last night that I was out shopping with my mother in the dressing room. She looked at me and said, I have to be honest and tell you (meaning me) that, "You are the fattest you have ever been." I had a few words for her and we ended our wonderful girls day with an argument. These are my inner thoughts, which make me sad. I'm not happy with how I look and I need to do something about it.

I need to go back to the basics,

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9/16/17 11:17 P

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Hey D!! You've got this. I find myself falling off often and I wander why it is so darn hard to keep going when I know I'm doing great. Then it is so darn much harder to get back to it. I have been walking every day and am trying to hit my 10000 steps every day. I need to add a good sweaty workout and I will just gotta get it in and keep it in.

I have found that when I prep for the week or atleast a few days it helps me stay on track with my eating. I also bring a bottle with me to work to try to get my water in. It doesn't always work but I definitely get more in when I do this. Dr. has water in the lunchroom so I take advantage of it. I have been taking it with me on my walk and I try to drink it all before getting back to work. That way I get 2 glasses in during my walk and then I will drink 2 more after easy from walking and then I fill it up again when I gojus home and then I try to drink 2 more after I get home from work. That is my goal but I don't always get it all in.

Have a fabulous night. I will be back tomorrow morning to chat about our Dinosaur Quest we went to today. I'm so tired now I just want to go to bed. Night

"Michelle"
Baby boy born 1/31/12
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9/16/17 7:49 A

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I'm trying to get myself back in the right frame of mind for this journey. I can do this, but it's hard these last couple of months. I keep having these amazing months and then I fall hard. When I fall hard, I need a trigger to get myself back up and going. It's all about getting into a routine and I totally haven't found it again.

Why am I doing this?
1. For my family - I really want to be around for a really long time
2. For my health - Trying not to get diabetes, a stroke & heart attacks that run in my family
3. To be happy - Sometimes I find myself depressed over my weight. I feel like I'm getting too old not to have this under control.
4. To be comfortable in my body -



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9/12/17 9:30 P

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Alright, Alright, Alright! I am back and I promise this time, lololol. emoticon I ate in my calorie range, no junk/bad snacks and I got in a workout. What else can I ask for? Now I need to do it again tomorrow. Working on one day at a time, which will turn into a week. And so on! And so on! emoticon Wish me luck this go around.

I have still lost 22 pounds this year and I need to celebrate that. I am now working on my next 8 pounds. I can't wait to see 30 Pounds gone. I can do this!! emoticon emoticon Gotta emoticon

I have purchased healthy choice meals to always have something healthy to grab if I don't have food made. No more excuses! That means it's time to head to bed to get back into my morning routines. I am just too lazy after work, which means I need to get moving early.

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9/9/17 9:15 A

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Alright Alright, I am getting back in this. I mentally took about a month off and my knees are feeling it already.

Every time I want a bad snack, I am going to eat a fruit. Much healthier snack option than what I have been eating. About to call Harold to take some meat out the freezer for me to cook when I get back home from work.

I am going to jump on my treadmill this afternoon because I know it will make me feel better. I actually enjoy exercising and feel amazing when I am in a good routine. If I don't workout first thing in the morning, it's hard for me to be motivated to do it after work. I just need to get moving again. I have the time and really need to get past the excuses.

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9/8/17 9:14 P

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Been struggling this week trying to make a routine now that Gavin is in Kindergarten. Not working well this week. Dinners were planned but took to long by the time dinner was done it was time for bed. Two nights were quick meals that were full of sodium. So I know I have retained water this week. Hoping this weekend won't be to bad of a weigh in though considering.

I'm looking up menu's that don't have to many ingredients for dinners. Also looking up freezer meals and meals to make ahead. I am not giving up. I will find my happy space and run when I find it.

Hope you are doing well!! Take care!!

"Michelle"
Baby boy born 1/31/12
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NEOhio(Eastern Timezone) USA


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8/30/17 9:16 A

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What a wonderful morning!! When I woke up I was quite tired but then after some much needed coffee on my day off up early it is turning into a wonderful day. Woke Gavin up for school got him ready gave him some milk and a hostess donut (don't judge he ate it) and headed out to school. We live within a mile (I will track it when I pick him up as long as it isn't raining) we walk if he wants to walk. So I took a small walk already this morning. Baby is up and Anna is sounding really tired and wanting her to go back to sleep. I will help her in a few min.

Just wanted to say Hi and wish you a wonderful Wednesday!! Be back later to chat again!!

"Michelle"
Baby boy born 1/31/12
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NEOhio(Eastern Timezone) USA


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8/27/17 10:29 A

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This morning I woke up early because of Mr. Kitty. Must not have been fed before bed last night. She was trying her best to wake me up. She even crawled under the blankets to get my feet. Then Phil decided that he wanted to move Gavin into his room at 8am......well that made Gavin wake up and now Mel is up too. Early wake up for the family today LOL

I have been sleeping alittle more this week and only drink 1 cup of coffee a day now too. Trying to cut out pop but it is hard to do. I didn't realize pop had a lot of sodium in it I thought it was mostly sugar. I retain water with all the sodium I eat/drink. I try to keep an eye on the sodium. I really wanted to have a hot dog last night at a function we went to but I had a hamburger instead. Today is prep day so I will be getting my menu for the week done and off to the store for groceries. I am on track and ready to get more me time.

How'd the kids do on their first day of school? Gavin is going to go to a public school close to our house instead of St. Joe's this year. There are 3 classes of Kindergarten. One went Wed, one Thurs, and the last went Friday. Then they all go Monday. It is like a trial run to show the kids how things are going to go. He went Thursday and came home and said he likes it and thinks it is going to be fun. He even colored the name hat he had that the teacher had for each child. He wouldn't color in preschool he refused LOL. As long as it isn't to cold we will walk to school on Wednesday and home since I'm off. He wanted to walk Thursday so we walked to and Phil picked him up and they walked home. We live within a mile radius of the school so it isn't bad. By 1230 today I need to run to the church to sign Gavin up for PSR (It's like Sunday School) since I'm not sending him to the Catholic school this year. It may be a good thing to get Gavin to bed early on Sunday night too since he will have to be at PSR prob at 10. We will find out shortly.

Enjoy your day. Be back later!!

"Michelle"
Baby boy born 1/31/12
SW 189#
GW 125#

NEOhio(Eastern Timezone) USA


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8/26/17 4:32 P

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So we did get to move the kids rooms Wednesday. Moved the toy box/book shelf up to Gavin's room Thursday and nothing yesterday LOL Phil is also still alive so that is a plus LOL

Melony is doing great. She enjoys to be awake more then asleep. Anna is doing well minus the boy she likes now. Phil and I don't like him one bit. You would think that would mean something other then ok I like him more now. She's blind I just hope she wakes up before doing something stupid.

Anyway I have not worked out this week and my water intake is slowly going down. But I'm not beating myself up and I'm not giving up. Tomorrow is my day off before a new week starts. I will do better this week. I won't be going home for my lunch this week either. So I will get my walk in now. Anna can take care of the baby better now. She is healing well now too. Time for me again.

Have a great day!! Great job getting back on track!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Baby boy born 1/31/12
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NEOhio(Eastern Timezone) USA


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8/26/17 6:00 A

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Ended last night on a high note with keeping my day simple. My nutrition was practically on point and in my range. I was tempted with a lot yesterday and proud to report that I just turned my head. One of my coworkers said, it's Friday! Meaning, that I should give in and just eat what ever. Glad I listened to my inner voice and did what I know is right for my body.

This morning, my body is telling me THANK YOU for getting back on track. Even my tendinitis that has been acting up is starting to recover slowly. My body tells me when I am out of control.

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8/25/17 11:30 A

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My stomach is doing all kind of flips this morning. It's telling me I need to do better and it really didn't like what I have been putting inside of it. If this doesn't get me together, I don't know what will. I still haven't been able to eat anything. I have salmon waiting for me to get home.

Of course my sales department just ordered pizza that smells delicious. Actually glad I feel sick because it's stopping me from wanting a slice.

Promising myself to also get in a workout once I get home. I just wasn't able to get up this morning before work.

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8/24/17 10:16 P

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Where you able to get the rooms changed as planned? Did you have to kill Phil? Lol. Aww, I just love babies too! Can't wait to see pic or both Melony and Gavin. Wow, you have 7 Grandkids? Did I read that right? Enjoy them all! emoticon

I have been out of control this month and can't wait to get myself back on track. Not sure what it's going to take for it to click again that I can't eat 1600 calories of junk. Yes, you read correctly. Lol. Between ruffles, popcorn, donuts & chocolate. What's wrong with me? emoticon

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8/23/17 10:21 A

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So today I am off. I woke up at 8am fed baby Melony and took the dog out. Drank my one cup of coffee which now I am really wanting another but I am only allowing myself 1 cup a day. I bought water jugs a few months back and now I bring them to refill them for 25 cents each gallon. I drink much more water now that I do this. I also do much better when I prep for the next few days. When I don't prep and plan I am out of control with my eating and I make more excuses not to get my movement in. So with that said I am about to go in the kitchen and make some oatmeal to prep and all I have to do is add apple and raisins when I eat it and mini blueberry muffins. I need to go to the grocery store to pick up fruits and to the market at the fairgrounds to check out the fresh veggies. I have a nice size eggplant yesterday from my garden along with 2 smallish yellow zucchini. So I need to come up with a couple recipes for those two.

I have a walk (maybe alone even) and need to mow the yard today for my workout. Planning is happening today and moving Gavin's toyroom upstairs and moving Anna and Melony in his toy room. We finally got her room downstairs ready for the baby and Anna decides that it is to cold down there. I already told her that but she didn't want to listen to me. LOL Now she decides since the baby is here now it is to cold LOL Fingers crossed I don't have to hurt Phil in the process of moving toys LOL He doesn't like to do things he doesn't want to do.

Here's to a great Wednesday!! Have a great day!!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Baby boy born 1/31/12
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NEOhio(Eastern Timezone) USA


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8/23/17 10:11 A

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Before I go into my thing I just wanted to say: You are doing emoticon !!!

This is my first biological grandbaby. She makes #7 total now. She is so precious. Makes me miss my babies. Gavin looks so big now compared to her. Oh how the time flies by us. She named her Melony Christine Hutton and she was born 8/14/17 @ 10:18pm weighing in at 6# 10 oz. Yesterday we went to WIC for formula and she has gained 2 oz already. Anna was in labor for about 5 hrs and pushed maybe 12 times. Her epidural didn't kick in until after Melony was born. Poor kiddo. She was severely anemic and needed to get 2 bags of blood after having the baby. She had a reaction to the blood which was a really bad cough. The doctor ordered a chest xray just to make sure it wasn't something serious. The radiology Dr. said it could possibly be a reaction to the blood and ordered a steroid since she isn't breast feeding and it went away almost immediately. She is now home and is on an iron pill 3x a day for probably 3 months or longer. She is doing just fine now too. Nurses took really good care of her for me. She is staying with us until she can get her own place (probably a long while but I'll take it LOL) Baby is doing excellent. She likes to be awake more then asleep. She is so precious. I will upload a picture soon for you to see.

As for me.....I am continuing to be sleep deprived helping Anna with the baby but I let her do more at night then in the day. The office is closed until Thursday so I only worked 1/2 day Sat, Monday, and today. I only lost 1 day pay so I'll take it. I have been off my game for 2 weeks now and keep seeing my number go up. I am not bummed to bad though because it is just a little and I am back home and ready to kick it into gear again. Never giving up. I will be updating my SP page too. It is old and I am a new person today then I was when I updated it last.

"Michelle"
Baby boy born 1/31/12
SW 189#
GW 125#

NEOhio(Eastern Timezone) USA


 current weight: 151.8 
 
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8/23/17 5:59 A

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Yesterday was a rough day for me. I just felt out of control with my nutrition. I know I am human and will make many mistakes through this journey. I just really don't want to gain back my 27 pounds lost this year.

I am really fighting to get in the right mindset. Thank goodness for my Fitbit, that helps me to stay in track. Seeing everything right in front of me is awesome. It's all about being honest and true to yourself.

Well, today is a new day and I have started today off right. I got in an hour on my elliptical and ended with a 20 min walk. Now it's about keeping my mouth shut for the day and tracking every single bite. I pray to not go over 1300 calories.

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8/21/17 8:46 P

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Michelle emoticon emoticon emoticon to Anna and yourself. Is this your first grandchild? What's his/her name? How much did he/she weigh? How was Anna's delivery? Where are they staying? I am soooo excited and want to wish your family nothing but the best. I want to hear all about your experience.

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8/21/17 10:09 A

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Wow, I lost a pound this weigh in to see 177 and I am totally shocked. I totally did not stick to my diet plan and thankfully I was able to exercise. If I didn't, I know I would have gained weight.

This week is going to be a new week! I am determined to log every single bite and stop eating when I reached my goal. Calories in vs Calories out is the key to success. I can do this! emoticon

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8/21/17 4:57 A

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August has not been a good month for me. I have been trying to fight through, but it's not working. I guess on a short positive note, I have been maintaining my weight.

It's depressing to keep having to see the same 2 pounds over and over and over again. I go down to 178 and then back to 180. I could only be upset with mys of because I know my eating hasn't been what it should be. One day I'll be on point and then next I would think I could eat what ever I want. Crazy!! You know what's helping me out? Exercising! I have been getting in my steps and keeping myself moving. If I stopped doing that, then I would have gained 10 pounds.

What do I need to do? I need to force myself back on track and do what I know is right. I need to fight the many many many temptations around me on a daily basis. I need to meal prep today for the week to make sure I know what I am eating each meal.

I have lost self control and I need it back. Come back to me self control please. I am asking nicely because I really need your help, lolololol.

The month is not over and I am determined to make some kind of progress.

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8/16/17 2:53 A

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Workout done and I feel AMAZING!!!! emoticon

Now I am looking for an open grocery store at 3am in the morning. I found a super walmart that should have some fresh fruits. I'm determined to keep things healthy today and for the rest of the week.

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I am totally off my grind to lose weight and I need to get it together before I gain back all of my weight. I am bouncing back and forth between the same 2 pounds and this is not cool. I need to get my act together and today is the day to do it. I can't keep doing what I'm doing because I'm afraid of what may come out of it. It was sooo hard for me to lose these first 26 pounds and now it's time to make it 30 pounds down. It's going to take a lot of willpower because there are many many many temptations all around me on a daily basis. I can do this!! I will do this!!

I need to stay honest with myself and that's what this thread is all about. A little frustrated with myself, but I am back on track today!!

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8/10/17 12:54 A

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Alright, I am all about being honest with myself throughout this journey. This is the only way I will be successful.

Ever since I took on extra hours at work because tomorrow will make day #10 straight without a day off. I haven't been able to get back on my schedule because I sleep any time I can. This means my sleep pattern is way off, thus my workout schedule is all screwed up.

My goal this week is to just try and workout every day for the rest of the week. I miss my morning workouts, but I have been sleeping for an extra 2 hours instead. Right now, that's most important.

With that said, I have just finished my workout for yesterday. That gave me almost the calorie deficit I wanted for the day. Now it's all about getting one in tomorrow.

Off to bed I go! emoticon

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I made it through my 14 hour shift, crashed for about 6 hours when I got home, made lunch for tomorrow, took care of my family, paid some bills and now about to head back to bed.

I have to force myself back into my regular morning routine and getting in my steps. I need to do what I know works and I need to stick to my consistency. Due to my work schedule, I have chosen sleep over exercise these last couple of days. Tomorrow, I'll be up by 3:30am to workout before heading to work for the day. Plus, I promise myself to get in my steps that I have been lacking these last couple of stays. I need to do this for me!!

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Lasts night I worked the over night shift into my regular morning shift. I will be leaving at around 12p to then go right to bed. I am surprised not to be totally exhausted. I had a little bit of Monster, but then I couldn't drink any more. I moved onto coffee instead and I don't have anymore heartburn.

I am trying to make this my regular long shift to get extra needed hours. This week I worked myself 7 days because I picked up his shift and another one. Looking forward to ne t pay check because I will be getting time and a half on all these extra hours. Let's see if it's worth it.

Yesterday was a rest day and I don't think I will get in a workout again today. It depends on when I wake back up after I crash once I get home.

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Weigh in day went as planned and I saw a new low of 178. Woop Woop!! Now off to a new week to be successful. This journey is just one big circle. It gets a little old! Something to still get use to.

Hubby has once again pissed me off. He's supposed to of done something since April and it still isn't done. Asked every month since and he keeps telling me it's going to be done. Last week I got the info for him. All he had to do was mail it out and make the phone call. I asked him again today and nothing has been done. He keeps letting me down and disappointing me. If I can't talk to him, then who do I speak to. This is when I hold things in and get sad/depressed. I now feel like crying, but I can't because I have to stay strong for my family.

So what do I do? Pick up more hours at work and get out the house. I am tired of seeing him. He just sits around and it drives me crazy.

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We definitely motivate each other, which is why I always enjoy when your around. I totally understand that life gets busy and we fall off the wagon. Always glad when we get back on and feel good again. We will make it through this journey. I just know you will break through to the 140's and I to the 160's. Trying to catch up to you, lolol. emoticon

Did I tell you I had my daughter hide the scale from me. I am really trying to stop jumping on the scale daily and only once a week. My goal is to keep it healthy, get in my fitness, log my meals consistently and I should see results. I know I worked hard this week.

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8/5/17 1:45 P

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Home from work now. I really didn't want to wake up early today but I made it. Planning to go on a walk today after Phil goes to the part store for the truck. I'm about to go find something to eat I'm hungry. Skipped breakfast again. I am getting a menu ready for the week and I put Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, and snack areas to jot things down for the week. I'm also going to clean out the pantry and fridge again. I want to find pretty cling wrap to put down on the shelves so I can just wipe it out weekly. May just take a look at Walmart or Target next time I go. I'm so excited to be on track and keep making small changes to continue my success.

You are rocking this weight loss my friend!! I al always looking forward to weigh in day to see how you do. You keep me going for sure.

Off I go to get a bite for lunch before it is to late to eat because Phil's going to grill steaks for dinner tonight. Last night was a fluke that mom and dad invited us and my brother's family to their house for Skyline Coneys. They made the sauce we don't have a Skyline here closest is in Cuyahoga Falls. It was not on the menu but it was delicious LOL

Talk to you soon! Enjoy your day.

"Michelle"
Baby boy born 1/31/12
SW 189#
GW 125#

NEOhio(Eastern Timezone) USA


 current weight: 151.8 
 
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Michelle, if I can do this, you definitely can too! It's awesome to have you back and you sound extremely positive. You know that I am here for you through thick & thin. You got this! emoticon We got this! emoticon We just have to keep pushing through and not let anything discourage us. emoticon

My body is extremely tired and I don't have one to be tired. I picked up extra hours at work and I need he drive to keep plugging away. We need the money and I will do anything to help bring in more funds. I will do any and everything for my family.

My sister said, you can only change yourself not anyone else. With that said, I cant keep waiting on Harold to find a job. I need to find a way to make more money. If it's going back into management, then that's what I will do. If it's working 7 days in one week, then that's what I will do. I pray that I could keep getting these extra hours. As people call out or need days off, I have been picking up their hours.

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Anna's due Aug 12. Dr said that if she doesn't have her by 8/17 he'll induce or csection. Hoping for inducing.

I can't wait to put my clothes on and feel them looser. LOL it will happen. I'm back in the right frame of mind. I feel so much better about myself when I walk and I want to add to that. Getting my meals planned and grocery shop Sat. Plan to make some breakfasts and lunch prepping to make my life easier. Victory will be mine at the end of August. I so want out of the 150's. I get close and goes back up. Never under and when it did I found out I eas pregnant LOL not this time.

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I am just exhausted and want to go back to sleep. I tried to workout, but ended up doing a 30 minute walk. No intervals, just walking on my treadmill. I aim for 60 minutes, but that wasn't happening this morning.

I am trying to keep myself awake because I have to get ready for work. I need a source of energy to get me through today. Not sure why I am soooooo tired. I need to get back into taking my vitamins. Maybe my levels are low, not enough fruits & veggies. Who knows!!

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Michelle, baby steps and I know you'll be back to your routine before you know it. WTG, on your loss by getting your nutrition in order. Once you get in your workout, you'll continue to have positive results.

I am all about non scale victories, like measuring monthly, taking monthly pics and the way my clothes feel. It's nice being able to get in my size Large shirts again. I also had to bring in my work pants. They were starting to fall down. That's awesome especially because I couldn't even button them before.

Glad to be home from work and I think I am going to go to bed early today. For some reason, I am tired and fighting to keep my eyes open. Don't think I slept well last night.

When is the baby shower? When is Anna due again?

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Lunch time. I brought shorts and tshirt to go on my walk today. I found I cool off faster when I chg before walking. These smocks must hold heat in LOL. About to eat my left overs. Salmon and a corn on the cob with an all natural applesauce and kiwi. I'm more a sweeter salmon flavor person but it'll do. It was preseasoned when I bought it lol.

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Hang in there D. Great things will come. You're never alone. Praying your hubby lands a job soon. Great job keeping up with your gealth through all this stress. You are a rock star!! I've been pluggin away slowly. Changing this and that. I know I need to get my workouts in and I will but I've been so busy with the baby shower and school starting I once again put me on the back burner. Atleast I didn't completely stop I've lost a few pounds last month so this month I'll add to it. I did wake up alittle earlier today then normal so no rush rush and it felt great. Little positive steps at a time.

Gotta go to work Dr here. Have a fantabulous day!!

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It was really hard waking up this morning, but I am glad I did. I got in an awesome walk/jog routine on my treadmill. I miss my incline, but started jogging more. Interval training does boost your calories burned. On a real note, exercising makes me feel better. It gives me a reason to stay on track throughout the day.

I am sitting in my car praying for a good day at work. I picked up an extra shift next week and actually hoping that I could eventually pick up 2 extra shifts. I wanted to pick up extra hours slowly. I am just thankful to be able to get the extra hours.

My sister made a good point the other day. I can't change how my husband is searching for a job. Or when he'll find another job. But I can change my own actions. It's time for me to try and find ways to make more money and stop waiting for him to find a job. This is why I have really been thinking of going back into management and picking up more hours. I need to do what's best for me and my family. I can't just think about myself on how tired and worn out I might get. Trying to stay positive and make it through the tough times.

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Last couple of weeks since my birthday, I felt off my nutrition game. These last couple of days, I could officially say that I am back and it feels good. I am still stressed because of my current situation, but I cannot have that affect my healthy lifestyle journey. This is the only thing right now besides my babies that keep me happy.

This journey is keeping me focused on other things besides my financial situation. I am going to work through this and I just know things are going to get better. The question is when will it get better. No one has that answer. This situation is totally out of my control because my husband needs to put forth the effort to make this situation better. I can't control him because he's a grown man.

I have just finished my morning workout that helps me to set the tone for the day. I know this morning routine works during the summer break, but hoping could keep it up throughout the school year. We shall see come September.

Off to get ready for work and pray my boss has put me on at least an extra shift this week. I really need the hours and the money.

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Trying to make this week a better week. I am glad I was able to stop my stress eating because I was waking up feeling awful. It was a bad cycle and now I feel that I am back on track.

I tracked every single bite today in my Fitbit and got in my total steps for the day. I have prepped my meals to giv myself no excuses to eat poorly. I can do this! I am going to stay positive and try not to let my stressful situation take over.

My stressful situation hasn't gone away, but I can't let it take over. I have to keep pushing forward. The same way I have to make it through the bad days of my weight loss journey, I have to do the same for my every day life.

Off to bed to get in a good nights rest before having to wake up to head to work. I also have to stick to my early morning workout routines. It has totally been helping me to stay on track with my nutrition. I also don't want to ruin all the hard work I put in bright and early.

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Stress is real!! I don't think I have really spoken to my Husband in like 3 days. We've communicated through text, which is just fine with me. He has been annoying me these last couple of days, so I distance myself. I don't want to say or do something that I can't take back. We know how it goes when adults argue.

Today is my off day, but I really feel like going to work. I can't believe I am saying that, but I enjoy getting a break from my home life right now. It just sucks in many different ways. I am really trying to get out of this funk I am in, but having difficulties.

I am totally trying to keep pushing forward and reach my short term goals. I made it into the 170's and now it's time to make it to the 160's. It takes me about 2 months to get their the healthy way. Let's see how I do! Challenge is on!! emoticon This is what keeps me happy these days. My weight loss journey, keeps me focused on something positive. Is it hard? Absolutely, but totally worth it. I am determined to make it and I will reach my overall goal. emoticon

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If it's not one thing it's something else. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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I get really quiet when someone has made me upset or feel stressed to prevent any further conflict. Is that a good quality? Some people know how to respond and ask what's up. While others just don't know what to do or say.

My current mood lately is that I just want to be left alone. At work, I put on my smile to do my job, but once I am home I just want to be left alone. When will I get out of this funk? Only the Lord knows! I pray it's soon because I don't know how much longer we can survive like this. I am trying to be strong and push forward, but it's really hard and extremely challenging.

My neck and body is constantly hurting, which means I am stressing. I have no one to really talk to. Yes my Mommy and BFF know what I am going through, but what can they really do or say. They could just be comforting and supportive, but words only go so far.

Well, off to exercise and release some of this stress.

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As I was working out, I was thinking. I really need to changed my actions when sad, depressed and/or stressed. I normally eat, eat and eat some more. I need to start exercising or cleaning or just find a way to keep myself busy.

Being a mother I feel as though I keep a lot in to prevent conflict. I have to find solutions to problems and keep my family happy. This is a lot of pressure on a mother and/or parent. Why does life have to be so difficult. I guess life wouldn't be life if we didn't have bumps in the road.

With this said, I am about to put on my headphones and deep clean my bathroom. Then get ready for work.

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My last couple of days I have been really stressed. I have never had financial difficulties before in my life since I graduated college. I have never not been able to pay my bills. I have never had a husband not have a steady income. I have never been looking for more hours at work.

Harold had been out of work since October and I don't necessarily think he's giving his all into looking for a new job. Thankfully, he brings in money DJ'ing, but that's just not steady money and it's really stressing me out.

I am just use to being able to do what I want, when I want. Being in this situation, I can't shop or purchase anything that I want. We can only get what we need to get by. Our main priority are the kids in not changing their routines. We will always find the money for what they want/need. That makes it even more difficult for us because money is so tight. We have to take from Peter to pay Paul.

Harold just pisses me off lately because their are many days where he just sits around on his laptop. What the hell is he doing? In my eyes, he needs to be a better house dad. He wants me to work and do everything around the house. It just isn't right! I shouldn't have to ask him to clean and/or make dinner. He's a grown man and should know what he needs to do. He drives me crazy!

Last night I didn't even want to see or deal with him. So, once I got home I ate and went to bed at 4p. Now I am awake at 1am, but glad to have gotten 7+ hours of sleep. About to get in my morning workout.

I am also trying to pick up extra hours at work. Praying that works out because I need the extra funds. Since I don't want to be at home these days anyway, I might as well stay at work and make more money.

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Feeling a little down this morning, but trying to keep pushing through. Yes, I had a fun 4 days off but my body is having trouble bouncing back. I need to really get back on track. I always find myself having excuses for falling hard off the wagon.

I just have a long way to go to reach my goal and I need to stay on track. I guess I can't always expect to be on the wagon all the time. I guess, I just wish I was stronger. At times I just have trouble with fighting temptations. Should I feel bad for enjoying my birthday weekend? Or should I have just had fun for 1 day? I guess that's what my brain is fighting over.

Guess what? What's done is done and I just need to keep pushing forward. Consistency is what I need to work on going forward. Birthdays and celebrations are done until the holiday season. No excuses!!

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My birthday weekend was awesome! Family came over and a lot of laughs. I never realized I like parties, especially when I am center of attention. LOL.

I am proud of my 25 pounds lost and happened to mention it. My mother said, you weighed 25 pounds heavier? I just laughed it off because she hardly has anything nice to say about me. I feel that I am never good enough for her. Fat is fat to her and I guess she's right about that. I am working on my next 20 pounds and then another to reach my goal. I can do this!

Last week was an off week, but determined to get back on track and focused this week. I can do this!

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Onc I got home, I wrapped up the cheese danish and got it ready to bring to work. I refuse to eat it tonight. I am really addicted! I don't like it when I lose control of what I eat.

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After starting my day off strong yesterday, I ended very weak. I just couldn't stop eating cheese danishes that tasted delicious at the time. So, now I had 2 bad days in a row which is not good for someone who's trying to make progress. Have I ruined my week? Not yet, but going to try real hard to keep today together and on point. Doing Intermittent Fasting really gets my in the right mindset and gets my cravings out my head from the previous day.

My problem was that I was righting to stay awake and started munching and just couldn't stop. I need to find a way to keep my mind occupied that doesn't involve food

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It's all about positive thoughts today.

I can do this!
I need to do this!
We can do this!
I can make it!
I will reach my goal!
Slow and steady will win the race!
I will be successful!
I will continue to make progress!

You always have to fill your head with positive thoughts. This is the only way you make it through the rough times of this journey. Always remember that you're never a quitter and that you will be successful.

Never give up because you're not a quitter!

Woke up this morning, got an awesome workout, and now heading to work. The earlier I get in my work out the more likely I am to do it.

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My steps are complete for the day, rice & beans are cooked along with some veggies. Now waiting on my ribs to finish, so we can chow down on some delicious food. I look forward to Monday's, to eat something different from seafood, chicken or turkey.

Next week might be lasagna or mac & cheese, since I have been craving it for a little while. I might make the healthy versions. Not sure yet! I don't eat like this throughout the week because I lose control when it comes to these comfort foods. I don't know how to just have the right portion and then stop. I guess it's all about doing what works.

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OMG emoticon OMG emoticon OMG emoticon I have finally seen 179 on the scale. I can't believe that I have lost 3 pounds this week. That's just amazing! I normally lose 1-2 pounds, but these last 2 weeks have been awesome. I need to remember what I have done and keep it going.

If you could see me now, I am jumping up and down in total shock with what I saw. I had to step on the scale multiple times to make sure it was real. It's real alright!! emoticon

It took me 7 weeks to get out of the 180's. Woohoo!! Total focus and consistency is what's getting me these numbers. I have been tracking everything, even the butter I put on my potatoes. When I say everything, I mean everything besides seasoning. Holding myself accountable is key.

The good thing these last couple of weeks is that I have daily snacks of my choice. This week has been ruffles, cheetos, pistachios and nutrigrain bars. The key is portion control. The nutrigrain bar, I just ate the bars and factored in the calories. For the other snacks I measured out either 100 or 150 snack portions per serving. I plugged them into my tracker before eating any snacks to make sure I could fit them in. If I couldn't, I would leave them in a snack bag for the next day. I actually portion out the huge back to prevent over eating and just grabbing from the bag. I could eat the whole bag if you let me.

Today is cheat day when I could have pretty much anything. In hopes to stay in my calorie range. Last week I went way over and just lost control. This week will hopefully be different.

I have some ribs in the slow cooker and looking forward to an early lunch. Not sure on the sides yet. Probably, brown rice & veggies.

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Why do I want to lose weight?

I am trying to be healthy for myself and to extend my life span for as long as I can. I currently do not have to take any medicine or have any major heath problems. I am really trying to prevent ever having to. I have realized heart attacks, diabetes, high blood pressure and more run in my family. Hoping to never have any of these or any other heath issues.

I am doing this for my family. I always want to be an all around role model for my kids. Through my lifestyle journey, they are learning how to exercise and eat healthy. Hopefully one day or as they get older they pick up on these healthy habits. I also hope they look up to me as an awesome mother who never gives up. They are my biggest cheerleaders! They help to keep me encouraged and motivated.

No matter how hard this journey is! No matter how many times I fall off the wagon! I will always keep pushing forward. I will never give up! One day I know I will reach my goal and make myself proud.

I am doing this to prove to myself that I can do anything in life.

I am doing this to one day be able to maintain a healthy life style.

I am doing this to show others that this can be done through hard work.

I am doing this because I am tired of being the over weight one in the room.

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I feel like having a total lazy day, but I know I need to at least get in my steps. My days off are my problem days, but I can do this today. Just came back in from a walk with the dog.

My days off are my low intensity workouts. To give my body time to recover and rest. This includes, light walks with intervals on my treadmill or just walks around my community. I also walk to different places, like Wal*Mart. Some times I wish I liked yoga because these days will be perfect. I might incorporate some ab workouts to these days too. Hmm! I have to find the right DVD or combo that I will like.

Not sure if I told you, that my mother & sister took the kids to Disney. They should be at the park right now and I am extremely excited for them. This is their first time. I wish I could have gone with them, but the funds just weren't available. Adult life! emoticon

With that said, my house is extremely quiet because hubby has been working long hours these last couple of days. So, it's been me and the fur animals. Peanut has been keep me active because he needs to be walked at least 3 times a day or more.

Well, back to my motivational weight loss YouTube videos and try to get in my morning workout.

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Getting a new water bottle helps me to stay focused on drinking my water. When I get something new, I want to use it. Hubby laughed, but knows it's true. It's like getting new clothes or an item. You want to use it or put it on right away. Little things that trick your brain into doing what's right.

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It's a shame that I have to think sooo hard about my sleep pattern. My problem is that my alarm clock goes off at 3am every morning to get in a workout before having to leave for work. I have to leave the house by 5:15am to get in by 6. Once I get home after working an 8 hour day, I want to take a nap. Here's my problem because if I do nap, I am then up until 11pm sometimes 12a. When my alarm clock is going off at 3, which leave me with 3 maybe 4 hours of sleep. I was pretty much breaking up my 8 hours of sleep, which isn't healthy for my body.

Now, I force myself to stay awake after work and hit the sack at a decent hour and get in about 6-8 hours of sleep. My body then crashes and gets a full nights rest. This is my new focus, but it isn't easy. My body loves this routine and I am totally trying to make this my new behavior.

Well, gotta go or I am going to be late. Hav a great one!

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Here trying to plan the rest of my meals and snacks for the day. I have to log everything first to make sure I don't go over. Thankfully I did because I was way over with all that I wanted to eat tonight, lol.

I definitely have not masters eyeballing my food. This is why I have no choice but to measure everything. I surely am getting my money's worth out of my food scale and measuring cups.

What do you use to measure your food? Do you measure or keep track of your food intake?

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Wk#24 day#3

So I looked down at my scale and said, "I am in control." The number on the scale is reality. The key is to keep listening to my body and doing what's right. I keep listening to my Fitbit too! Eating healthy allows me to stay within my numbers sooo much easier.

One day! One week! One year!

I have to stay focused & determined!

I can do this!

This fat girl needs to be healthy!

Time to get in my workout!

Insanity week continues!

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I was able to get right back in track today after enjoying my cheat day yesterday. I have definitely grown throughout this journey and it feels amazing. Before I would have 2,3,4 cheat days in a row before I got myself back together. Sometimes a weigh in would come around and I wouldn't understand why the scale would move or in the wrong direction. I didn't really understand the tracking of the calories in vs calories out. Plus my Fitbit totally helps with this and makes my life tons easier. I can't thank my sister enough for getting it for me. She's one of my biggest cheerleaders and I love her for that. She never judges me for how I look and what I chose to do in life.

I am tired, but tying not to go to bed too early. My alarm clock goes off at 3am 5 days a week. I get in my morning workout, pack my meals and then get ready for work. Sometimes, I still don't have enough time but I refuse to wake up any earlier. Lol

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Weeeell, yesterday turned into a full blown cheat day. I didn't step on the scale this morning because what's the point. I will see if this affects my progress for my next weigh in day. Even though I ate way too much, I still logged every single bite. I have to keep track of my calories in vs calories out daily. This will let me know if I am on track to my 2 pound weekly weight loss.

I have no time to worry about over eating one day of the week. I know for the next 6 days, I will be on point with my fitness and nutrition. I have heard by having cheat days, it prevents you from binge eating and as many cravings. It gives you something to look forward to. Will this work for me? Not sure yet. I just know I need to stay on course with my Journey. I am more focused now than I ever have been.

I already have shrimp and chicken in my fridge waiting to be cooked. I can't wait to get home and eat. I am always thinking of food. Fat girl problems! Lol. I always have to know what meal is next and that helps to keep me focused.

Just finished my modified insanity and treadmill intervals this morning. They both really kicked my butt, but I have to keep up with the intensity to see this weight come off.

Off to work I go and wishing everyone a wonderful day.

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Scale was on point this morning and I finally saw a new number 182. emoticon Next week my goal is to see 180 or less of course. I am to stay in my calorie range and continue to track every single bite.

Today is my some what cheat day. I say this because I am eating what ever I want, but I must still stay in my range and track. I have been wanting a burger and fries and my pancake breakfast. Sounds simple enough! Now that I am saying this out load, I am doing this throughout the entire week. How is this a cheat day? I am afraid to go all out on my cheat days because I do not want to go backwards. I am on an end of year mission. I set a goal and I want to see how close I will get.

I am making 2017 a success! I am looking forward to the upcoming weeks. I will be in the 170's by the end of the month.

Short term goals will get me to my long term goals. 2 pounds a week is all that I am asking for and I pray my body keeps reacting in a possible way. It's all about being honest with myself.

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emoticon It's great to have you back again. Can't wait to hear about your trip. When did you get back? How are the kids? And hubby?

I am just trying to keep my goal in mind. Now that I know it's actually realistic to reach by the end of the year. It's just going to take determination and consistency. I don't know how I started but it just clicked. I am ready to be successful and to maintain. This struggle to lose weight has gone on for too long.

It's almost been 11 years since I have been trying to focus on my weight loss. A lot of ups and downs, but I have definitely learned a lot. I know what I need to do, I just need to do it. I am really and truly tired of being the fat one in the crowd. I want my family to see me around the holiday season and be surprised with my progress. I can do this! My 2017 goals! I just can't believe the year is more than halfway over.

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So I am back from CT now and slowly losing again. We are about to go out and get our water jugs filled. Then I'll be back to let you know how things are going with me.

You are a rock star girl!! My inspiration!! emoticon

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I've thought about low carb dieting, but I don't think I could keep it up long term. I might rhave code one day to do carb cycling, which is a moderate version of low carb all the time. That might be more realistic for me long term and throughout this journey. Not sure yet because just by eating what I want with the correct portions is working just fine too. Every bite gets added into my meal tracker.

Intermittent Fasting really forces and helps me to stay in control. Since I only eat 8 hours of he day, it makes it harder to over eat. Plus, I plan my meals before I start cooking and/or eating. I don't just start eating because that's when I run into problems.

Like last night, when I really didn't need to I grabbed a handful of cashews. Which turned into 5 or 6 or 7 handfuls. As we know, nuts add up pretty quickly in calories. Thankfully, I didn't have any more in the jar or I probably would have eaten even more.

Well, off to make a late lunch! Ground Turkey Stir Fry with mix veggies and a bake potato.

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Time to be real and frustrated. Alright, so I stepped on the scale this morning and I am on my way to my 2 pounds for the week. I really thought I wasn't all that bad while I was in St Vincent, but I gained and went from my 183 to 187. I thought it was water weight, but it was real. I really gained 4 pounds. Last week Monday was a week later and I saw 185 and I think this Monday I will finally see 183 again. I need to stop thinking that my body will lose more than 2 pounds in 1 week.

I have realized, the less I eat my weight loss actually stalls. The key for me is to stop trying to trick the scale and just eat within 1200 to 1500 daily. Portion control consistently is key.

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Feeling depressed this evening, but trying for it to now get me down. I tried on my swimsuit and I looked awful. Me and my YouTube videos! I wanted to take before pics to then show after pics later on down my journey.

I know I have to realize that I am not going to lose this weight overnight. This is my reality! emoticon I looked ridiculous, but I know through hard work and dedication I will get to my goal. One day I will reach the end of my struggle and be able to start a new journey to maintain. I am trying to get there by the end of the year. Or at least close to the 130's.

Maybe I am just putting too much pressure on myself. I know that even if I don't make it, I know I would have definitely tried. I am already healthier than I ever was last year in 2016. That in itself is a huge accomplishment in this journey.

I have always push myself to be a better person and mother. I need to show my kids what happens when you don't give up.

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Feeling Strong this morning. I really feel as though I could make it to my goal this time around. My goal is to be in the single digits size 8 or Mediums. No set a goal of 139, but I really don't know what that looks like. I have never made it or seen my adult self at this weight. How do I know how I would look or feel?

There are many days when I don't think I will ever get there. I have to keep pushing myself to do what I know is right. I have to do this for me.

How will I get there? By continuing to make healthy food choices and getting in my nutrition.

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Wow, I haven't stepped on the scale since Monday. Time really does fly by, but we know this is huge for me. It's all about wanting to make the change. If you want it bad enough, you will do it and make it work.

Last night I was setting some short-term goals to help keep me motivated to reach my long-term goal. I was watching this lady on you to who is extremely motivating with explaining her weight-loss journey. I I realized that I have 25 more Wayans till the end of the year. So I have reset my 20 pounds in 20 weeks thread to challenge myself to lose 2 pounds a week. I'm hoping with this challenge that I'll be able to keep it going till the end of the year. Then in 2018 I'll set a completely new goalto keep pushing myself.

As we all know this journey is the mind game, which is why I keep sending these little challenges.

I've also decided to keep changing up my workouts daily instead of weekly. In hopes my body never get used to one particular exercise routine. As they say or as I've heard you have to keep tricking your body. Also trying not to kill myself with workouts because it's really only 10% of this journey. I am completing one good workout and getting in my 10,000 to 15,000 steps daily with 1-2 rest days depending how I feel.

My partial cheat day is Monday's. I say partial because I still measure and track everything and I make everything myself. This way I know exactly what's in it. For instance I feel for burgers and French fries and pizza and pancakes. On Monday, this will be my breakfast, lunch and dinner. All items will be made healthily and tracked to make sure I stay in my calorie range. Can I do it? Absolutely!! This gives me a day to look forward to and it helps to keep me on track the other 6 days.

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I have 25 more weigh in's before the end of the year. If I lose 2 pounds a week, that means 50 pounds, which equals 135 pounds. If I do the math and stay consistent for the rest of the year, I could actually reach my goal.

Is it possible? Absolutely! I just need to keep my goal in mind always.

I was watching this weight loss documentary on YouTube and it was extremely motivating. Elle said, the key is to never give up no matter how hard it gets. Am I a quitter? Absolutely not! I need to stay consistent and keep doing what I know is right.

I don't have to exercise like crazy because this journey is 90% nutrition and 10% fitness. I need to work in strength training to build muscle and lose the fat quicker. More muscle helps to speed up you metabolism.

I watch these videos for motivation because their are many times I believe I cannot do this. I feel like giving up all the time, but this time around I can't. I feel stronger than I have ever felt in a very long time. I CAN DO THIS!! emoticon emoticon emoticon

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No scale stepping this morning emoticon We all know that's a big deal for me. Trying to really change this bad habit and step on it only once a week. Trying to make this my norm. So far, I am doing better than I thought.

Just finished a modified Shaun T Insanity workout. Even though I physically can't do all the moves, it's still an awesome workout. I will get stronger and be able to do the moves with more intensity.

There are soooooo many temptations throughout every single day. Yesterday, French fries, Hershey chocolate bar, Doritos chips. Should I go on? Sunday, I wanted McDonalds with the kids, but instead I had a banana. I also opted for a Turkey Burger the other day to help with my need for a burger. So, I am really fighting through and trying to make better choices.

One of these days, I am going to make my own French fries or baked potatoes crisps. I am learning how to remake foods to keep it healthier. It's all about being able to track my every single bite and holding myself accountable.

Well, I gotta get ready for work before I am totally late.

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So, I stepped on my scale this morning and it wasn't worth it. I didn't see a change on the scale. I am stuck! I do know I am losing inches because clothes are fitting me that couldn't fit me before. Thank goodness I use other measurements besides the scale.

I would have normally been frustrated, but not today. I am growing as a person through this journey. I know that I am eating right and doing what I am supposed to be doing nutrition and fitness wise. Maybe my change in exercise is why the scale stalled this week. We shall see what happens going forward.

Well, I am off to deep clean and change up my kitchen. I need to reorganize things.

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Good morning! I realized the key to not stepping on the scale and is to drink a lot of water as soon as you wake up. I drink about 2 to 4 cups every morning since I started my challenge to not step on the scale daily. It's so hard for me not to know how my progress is going throughout the week. I'm totally trying to develop a new habit and just weigh in once a week.

I'm trying to use of the measures to see how my progress is throughout this journey. For work I purchased some black pants instead of wearing my regular work pants because I was too embarrassed to let them know I needed a larger size. This morning I tried on my work pants and they fit! They fit around my waist and my thighs and my hips! Wow! That's huge! Now it's time to get them hemmed which is a very very good feeling. I also have a work skirt that I couldn't fit into but I was able to button it up this morning. It's a smaller size than the pants so I'm not quite ready to wear it to work or outside. Small steps keeps you motivated and very inspired to continue through this hard hard hard journey.

I keep telling myself one day at a time will get me to goal. I just need to stay patient and consistent.

Wishing everybody a wonderful day! We can totally do this!

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I totally ate my allotted meals for my Shred challenge. Day #1 was a success in my eyes. Praying that I see progress on the scale and inches. This means I nailed my nutrition for the day. Woop Woop!!

I am totally feeling my workout from this morning. I did intervals on my treadmill, I changed it up by walking at a 10 incline, to no incline, to running. Normally I run for a minute at a 4 or 5 speed. This morning I amped it up to 6 speed. Just by adding these changes, I feel it in my abs/ribs area and legs. Pretty awesome. Realizing through this journey, change is good.

Now it's time to get some well needed sleep to start all over again tomorrow. G'night!


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Tomorrow is day #1 of my "Super Shred Diet" by Ian Smith. Have heard of the book? I picked it up from Barnes and Nobles today and it looks like a pretty basic meal plan. Even though it says I do not have to keep track of calories, I will still be logging every single bite. I have to track how many calories I am eating daily. Let's see how this first week goes. Weigh in days are still going to be on Monday's. I will weigh myself tomorrow to see what my start weight is for this plan. I need to see if this woit's as well as it says.

Today was a very good day nutrition and exercise wise. I didn't over eat and I got in over 20,000 steps. That the most steps I've had since I got my Fitbit. The key is to keep challenging myself, especially on days when I work.

I made this delicious cauliflower soup that turned out nice and creamy. My daughter Maya really enjoyed it and my son didn't even want to try it. I am looking forward to trying out different soups from the book Shred.

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It's soooo hard getting back into a healthy routine, but it's something I have to force myself to do. I have finally lost my first 20 pounds since January 1st and I am on a journey to lose my next 20.

The only way to do this is if I stick to my healthy lifestyle. I am trying to stay focused and consistent because I really want to reach my goal weight of 139. I can do this! The lowest I have gotten which was a couple years ago was 145. This shows that I can do it and I will do it again.

I need to do this for me and me alone. The key is once I get there, I need to keep it off. There is no end to my healthy journey. When I reach my goal weight, I need to keep pushing myself.

I have definitely learned a lot through these last couple years. One is, I cannot be too hard on myself. I am going to fall off the wagon and the key is to just get back on. There is no point is beating myself up over what I shouldn't have done. I just need to give myself a good kick to get right back on track.

Last week was an off week for me because I am a stress eater. I still need to learn how to channel my pain and not turn to food. Maybe, I need to turn to exercise or even shopping.

I made some delicious cauliflower fried rice yesterday and it turned out delicious. You know when the kids eat it, it must be good. I enjoy watching them eat healthy with me and actually enjoying every single bite. I live my family especially because they are my motivation and support. They back me 100% throughout this journey. They help me to stay focused! I do this for them because they deserve to have a healthy mother & wife.

Well, I am off to pull out my strength training DVD's. Possibly, thinking of starting to lift weights again. I wanted to wait until I reached the 160's, but not sure yet. I just looooove cardio! And can do it all day long, day after day after day after day.

Wishing you all a wonderful Wednesday!

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Back from St. Vincent and now it's time to get back on track. My scale went up, but I know it's water weight. I didn't over eat and stayed in control of what I put into my mouth. I didn't log or walk as much as I normally do, but that's alright. I have to remember this is a lifestyle journey and I wouldn't be able to log all the time or measure.

It started to drizzle after I walked Peanut this morning, which kept me from heading outside for my walk. Instead, I walked on my treadmill for my morning walk. Now the sun wants to come out and it's actually still beautiful. I might go out when the kids ride their bikes.

I just purchased a veggie spaghetti maker and a veggie chopper from bed bath & beyond. Looking forward to using them today to prep my meals. Something else to make cooking healthy fun.

Monday was weigh in day, but I am not counting it. I know I kept myself in control and my weight is water weight. I am not going to let it bring me down because the scale shows I gained 4 pounds. I know that's impossible. I am going to make my weight as the same as last week.

Next week is weigh in #1 for July. Determined to do well this week, so I am planning every single meal. Key is being consistent and honest with myself.

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Trying to stay on track while on vacation is extremely hard. The good thing is that I fill up pretty quickly when I do eat. Hopefully, I am able to keep myself on track. I forgot my food scale and measuring tools at home. Should I have brought them? I just need to do what's right in hopes for the scale to be good to me on Monday. Only time will tell! All I know is that the food here is delicious and very hard to turn down and or stop when I know I should.

I fell asleep at around 7p last night, this I am wide awake at 3a. Hoping to be able to fall back to sleep before my alarm goes off at 7a.

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Weigh in day went surprisingly well today because I had a 2 pound loss. I actually saw 183 on the scale even after having a very bad eating week. I am such a stress eater, plus fathers day yesterday and movie popcorn.

Drinking tons of water really helps to flush out your system. Normally, I would have gained 2 plus pounds after eating the salty movie popcorn. Plus, the fried foods Maya & Alex cooked for daddy. It's nice to know that I could have an off week and still see a loss. I didn't log anything for the last couple days and I was soooo worried.

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Michelle, wishing you safe travels tomorrow. When we go to NC, we leave lat night after 10p and get in at around 7a for us and the family to go out for breakfast. The kids sleep most of the way because we keep them up all day until we leave. emoticon I know how hard it is to get back on track. It took me several times to stick with it. Once you get past your first week of being consistent, it starts to get easier. It turns into a routine, but you know that. LOL.

Yesterday, hubby had a fun day with the kids. It's great that they are old enough to cook dinner for him and the family. Maya & Alex slayed in the kitchen all day. You should have seen the mess! LOL Glad they cleaned up afterwards and the food came out delicious.

Today, I am about to get in a good workout to get my day started In hopes to actually get in my goal steps for the day. I haven't logged anything for the last 2 days, which is baaaad for me. I really need to track to keep my head in the game.

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You are doing awesome!!! Keep up the great work!!!

I don't know what happened to me. I lost my go go I think. I am up again. I am starting to think I am never going to get under 150 LOL I know I will eventually I was so hoping today to see it though. LOL Maybe next month. I definitely need to plan ahead again and include breakfast and snacks. I need to prep both as well as plan and write out my dinners. I find it helps to stay on track that way too.

Tuesday after work we are heading to CT. Gavin is not happy about the trip. He just knows it is long. Anna is ready to see everyone. I'm hoping they will sleep some on the way. I was thinking of leaving at lunch instead so we would get there around 10-11 instead of 5am. I will figure it out tomorrow at work. I have vowed to get back on track when I get back home and do my best to choose the best offered. My family doesn't eat healthy much. Lots of cannoli and polish food LOL I can almost taste it now.

I have been getting 24 glasses most days but need to keep getting more. I found a water flavor I like and need to bring it to work so I can drink more water there too. I take a 16oz bottle out on my walk at lunch and drink it on my walk and I aim for 2 more down before the end of my work day too but I don't always get it. Some days are easier then others too. Even though I am going on vacation Tuesday night I am going to plan Monday and Tuesday and bring fruits and veggies to bring for me to snack on while in the car.

Keep up the awesome job D!!! Here's to a great week for you and a better week for me then last week!!! Goal is to walk every day even while in CT and eat as healthy as possible. I'd like to see a loss but will be happy to see the number not go up. Have a great night!!

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I forgot to tell you the amazing needs. I am finally 20 pounds down since January. It's been an extremely long 6 months, but I finally made it. Now if that isn't motivation, I don't know what is.

I am actually enjoying this journey more this time around. I can't believe I said that, but I am. I find myself trying new foods and liking them and wondering why I didn't try them before. Plus, I am being a lot more creative with my meals to keeps them interesting. Plus, I was able to eat out and still stay in my calorie range, not gain weight and enjoy every single bite.

Intermittent Fasting is an awesome way of life and as long as you're eating healthy, it's hard to over eat. I plan eachbof meals prior to always know what I am going to eat when I get home. It's all about being honest with what you are putting into your mouth. I track everything on my Fitbit. I also challenge myself to get in 15,000 steps a day. I set my weekly weight loss deficit to 1000 calories daily on my Fitbit. This tracks my calories in verses calories out. This, you see a loss after you have reached a 3500 deficit. For me that seems to be around every 3 days or so.

OMG! I can't believe i forgot the most important. I drink over 16 cups of water daily. It totally helps to flush out the sodium. It's amazing how well that works.

Goal is 2 pounds a week, but if I get more than that its bonus.

Well, off to work and totally wishing you a wonderful day. Let's be healthy together!!

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Yesterday at work I had a very short fuse and didn't feel like dealing with anyone. Of course, I am in the wrong field for that becaus I wo at a hotel. There were just too much activity and guests asking a ridiculous amount of questions. We are talking about 20 questions while watching the line pile up behind them. I think that's soooo rude. At least let the line die down and then continue your gazillion questions while people are just trying to check out.

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6/15/17 9:48 P

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I can't believe I went to Red Lobster and only at a full meal of 640 calories. I had the red shell shrimp, lobster tail, wild rice and broccoli. I totally enjoyed every single bite and I wish I could do it all again tomorrow, lolol. Normally I have a meal that's over 1800 calories and that doesn't include the delicious biscuits. I like that they put the calories next to each dish now on their menu. It's been a while since I've been able to hold myself account while at dinner.

My next challenge is going to be not over eating when I go home to St.Vincent. I am soooo going to try my best to hold it together. I have made a lot of progress this month and I will hate to go backwards. That's what's going to help me keep it to gether. I hope!

I went to bed early, but then the kids woke me up. Now I'm wide awake. Grrrr, G'night!! emoticon

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6/15/17 5:16 A

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I finally managed to get in my well needed morning walk. It's been hard these last couple of days, but I'm trying to get myself back on track. Some people can eat what ever they want, as long as they stay in their calorie range and still lose weight. I have to do the whole deal, eat healthy, stay in my range and exercise all at the same time. This journey really isn't an easy road trip. There are tons of bumps on the way, but I have to make it past the rough times.

I'm such a stress eater and trying to refocus my energy on exercise instead of eating poorly. My body totally went into shock the other day because I ate too much comfort foods. I'm actually glad my body reacted the way it did because it got me back on track quickly. Yesterday, I was at least in my range even though I added some ice cream. Thankfully, that's done and out of the house, so I can't grab for it today. I'm determined to get back fully on track, not halfway.

Well, off to work!! Wishing you a wonderful day.

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6/14/17 8:23 P

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My body has been in sooo much pain after hearing about my Mama's passing. I miss her sooo much, but trying to keep pushing forward. The stress of everything is totally affecting my joints. I have been taking pain meds to help offset the pain and that's been giving me some kind of relief. It's just interesting how my body reacts to stress.

Plus you know, hubby not having a job isn't helping my stress. I try not to show it and I realized I keep a lot of my thoughts to myself. Exercising actually helps me to get things off of my mind during my routine.

I just want to be left alone, so being at work takes a lot of energy. I have to keep smiling and I"m exhausted by the time I get home.

Proud that I stayed in my calorie range, got in my workout and met my step goal for the day. I'm about to head to bed to get as much sleep as I possibly can before having to head out to work again. My days are just one big roller coaster ride. Is that good thing?

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6/13/17 5:58 A

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I ate sooo poorly yesterday, my stomach is all sorts of messed up. It won't stop rumbling and today is a total detox day. I need to drink tons of water and green tea to bring me back to my normal levels.

I refuse for my grandmothers passing and how I am feeling get me out of my zone. Yesterday, I emotionally ate and had a lot of comfort foods. I am glad I feel this way because it's going to get me back on track quickly. I can't feel like this again tomorrow morning. My stomach has a hangover, lol. emoticon

I really don't feel like going into work today. Let's see how many people know my business. I had to tell my managers because I need the time off to go to the funeral. Traveling all the way to St.Vincent just wasn't planned this year.

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6/12/17 8:57 P

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Today was a rough day for me because my grandmother passed away. It's even harder when we have to worry about the kids. I can't just break down because I want them to be alright. We are heading to go to St.Vincent for her funeral. Thank goodness, my mother is paying for us because we can't afford it.

My eating was awful today because I am a stress eater. Something I know I need to work on. I promise myself tomorrow that I will be getting right back on track because I need to continue to see progress in the scale. I am on a roll and I refuse to let this set me back. My grandmother wouldn't want me to go backwards. She would want me to be healthy and live a full life.

At around 1:30p I forced myself up and started walking. I was able to get in 11,000+ steps, which is perfect. I just couldn't get myself to do any more.

Now I am off to bed to start early. I really don't want to go to work in the morning, but it is what it is. I have to keep moving and try to keep the death out of head. No matter how hard that's going to be.

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6/11/17 10:50 P

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Glad to report that I got in my tots steps for the day. I was going to go straight to bed, but a promise is a promise. I said I was going to do it so I had to. 15,000+ steps done for the day and my nutrition was under control.

I measured and weighed out all my meals to keep myself accountable with every single bite. Monday's are normally my pancake days, but I am thinking twice about it. I might make cream cheese pancakes instead to keep the calories and carbs low. Not sure yet! We shall see in the morning.

Tomorrow's weigh in day and I am hoping for a good number. I know I have been good all week, but you never know what it's going to say for my official weigh in.

One day at a time!! emoticon

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6/11/17 9:33 A

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I had a dream that I ate an entire bag of chips and totally enjoyed every single bite. It felt sooo real! When I woke up, I really had to think twice before realizing it was a dream. Too funny! Do you think I want chips? emoticon I am extremely happy that it was only a dream.

I am about to change to get in my morning walk and get moving for the day. I have to start early because we have Maya's last day of dance recital at around 3p. Determined to get in my steps since I just missed my goal yesterday.

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6/10/17 5:08 A

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30 min Turbo Fire this morning kicked my butt. After my shower I am still sweating. I need to cool down before getting dressed for work. What's up with that? I do this because exercising in the mornings gives me energy and it helps to get me through he day.

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6/9/17 9:44 P

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My scale has been going back and forth this week and I am unsure as to why. I know my body doesn't like popcorn. I could eat a serving size and the next day the scale will still go up. I am now thinking too much cheese does the same thing. Pretty interesting how my body reacts to certain foods. I eat a serving amount of Ruffles and show a loss the next day. I am not complaining about that, but what's up with that? This is why I weigh in daily in the morning to see how my body reacts to certain foods.

I just finished my walk for the evening and soon about to start meal prepping. I have chicken and sausages to season & bake.

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Can you believe I woke up before my alarm clock and was actually able to get in a 20 min walk this morning. Such an awesome way to start the day. Soon about to head into work and planning my dinner in my head already, lol. I actually forgot to take my salmon out of the freezer.

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Glad that I had energy after returning from Maya's dance recital to get in my Turbo Fire. Also got in my total steps for the day. Now it's time to head to bed and get up early in the morning.

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Another morning without getting in workout. I actually feel lost without it. I decided to get an extra hour of sleep, which is more important this week. We have another night of Maya's dance recital, which means for another late night.

I am thinking of going low carb with my intermittent Fasting for the rest of the month. Thoughts? Have you ever tried low carb? Has it ever worked for you?

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Tired and totally ready for bed to do this all over again tomorrow. G'night! emoticon

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Maya is doing much better and able to walk slowly. She just called me from school to get permission to take the elevator. Then she still wanted to go to gym. The nurse was like, it had to be both because it doesn't make sense. Maya just didn't want to be stuck doing a report during gym time.

I am out here taking a walk on my break since I missed my morning routine. I was just too tired to get moving early enough.

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I am waiting to hear how Maya is feeling his morning. Praying that she still isn't in nearly as much pain as she was when she left school. Praying that she continues to heal and recover. She really and truly wants to be able to dance, but if she's feeling any pain I won't let her. I am afraid she's going to affect the healing process and possibly make it worse.

Well, I did Turbo Fire last night and was feeling tight this morning. I just couldn't get myself out of bed to get in my workout routine. A little disappointed in myself, but it is what it is. I just know tonight is going to be a busy one for us. So, not sure now if I will get in all my steps and workouts. Key is to keep my eating even more under control.

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