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I feel so secure!

Thursday, July 03, 2014

Today was my Weight Watcher meeting. My regular leader has been on vacation and the substitute is awesome! I have heard so many great ideas from her. The one I got today I just have to pass on!

She suggested that you choose some computer thing that you have to log into with username and password every day and set your password to a thought you have to remember. We all went around the room and suggested new passwords like:

Iamsk!nny - I am skinny
NoSw33ts - No sweets
PlzTrack - Please Track with a less than caret instead of the c
Etc.

I wasn't really thinking about this much until I realized that I haven't had enough Wa+3r2day so I changed my password and I can hardly wait for the next time my screens locks.

  
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KAYDEN45 7/15/2014 10:56AM

    AWESOME!!

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EJOY-EVELYN 7/12/2014 4:24PM

    I-heart-beans! I-heart-vacations! -- Have fun! Naturally, the less than sign with a 3 = heart

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PHEBESS 7/4/2014 9:31PM

    Gr8 idea!!!!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 7/3/2014 11:49PM

    Great tip.....Thank you for sharing

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JEANKNEE 7/3/2014 7:29PM

    Love the tip. Thanks for sharing it.

Clever blog title too.

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STUDLEEJOE 7/3/2014 5:35PM

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Sabotage, over and over again

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The next 5% challenge starts this weekend so why did I do it?!? Last night was my yoga class' monthly eat dinner out evening. We went to the Rok Bistro in downtown Sunnyvale. This is NOT a place for a diet www.rokbistro.com/

My husband who is way more active than I am and has a huge appetite came with us this time and while the rest of my yoga buddies ordered just an entree my husband insisted on the Rok n Pot "A Three-Course option with your Entrée includes, Salad and your choice of either Cheese Fondue or Chocolate Fondue for only $16 more per person
(Two Entrée and Two Person Minimum)" We opted for Chocolate Fondue.

*I had the citrus salad Baby spinach with Mozzarella, Mandarin oranges, Strawberries and Almonds with a sweet vinaigrette dressing.
*We split the Chicken and Ahi Tuna entries
****and then my major down fall! the Snickers Chocolate fondue: Milk chocolate with Peanut butter, caramel and heavy cream served with fresh fruit and pastry delicacies like mini Rice Krispy squares, mini cream puffs and pound cake.

It was so delicious, I couldn't stop. By the time we do our baseline weigh-in for the 5% challenge, I'm sure I'll be up at least 5 lbs from usual weight.

There is no way to track this. I can't even guess what kind of calorie tax I could add to my tracker to accurately guess how much damage this has caused.

I have to get back on track or I am going regret it for a long time!! Luckily these 5% challenges really motivate me and if anything can get me anywhere close to be where I need to be it is that. We start this Saturday. Wish me luck! I've done it before I CAN do it again!

  
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FLORIDASUN 6/24/2014 6:38PM

    Oh gosh....I so feel for you with those impossible delicious temptations. I find if I have sugar I'm impossible to rein in. Sometimes those hubbys can be terrible because they can eat so much more and not pay for it the way we do. My hubs is exactly the same!

BUT...you can't beat yourself up over one incident...all you can do is learn from the experience and move on. You are such a tiny thing I don't think this will be a little slip that you can't bounce back from and quickly!

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BEAUTY_WITHIN 6/23/2014 12:22AM

    One over calorie day isn't the end of it all. Start fresh tomorrow!

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PHEBESS 6/19/2014 12:08AM

    Sounds like my DH - he loves his food and wants to share it with me, whether I'm hungry or not.

So, chalk it up to a learning experience. (And hey, you didn't eat the whole thing, right? It was a shared treat.) And work on doing better for the rest of the week, or month.

(I always feel better when the splurge is planned, such as for a special occasion.)

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SVELTEWARRIOR 6/18/2014 11:49PM

    Adrienne, every once in awhile a splurge is well worth it. You splurged now get back on track

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TJMOAG 6/18/2014 3:52PM

    Don't sweat it! I read your post and thought about how great you were doing. I realize that might sound strange but here's my thoughts....it sounds like you consistently go to yoga where you are comfortable with going to the once a month dinner which is awesome and shows you are committed. Your husband went with you which is some great quality time and even though it was a very much splurge meal it still quality time together which can be rare when life can be so busy. Consider it your reward for keeping up the hard work and the next day is a new day. Hope that might change your perspective so you won't be so down on yourself. emoticon

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PCOH051610 6/18/2014 3:46PM

    Oh dear - does it help that I think it was worth it?! I know that isn't what you wanted to hear but I think I'm being honest! emoticon

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KELLIEBEAN 6/18/2014 3:32PM

    Wowzers! Sounds delish. Don't sweat. You've got this under control!

Here's to a successful DO OVER!

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IRISHBEANERGAL 6/18/2014 3:09PM

    I find that most of my sabotage moments involve me wanting to please someone else (ie - not wanting to disappoint your husband by refusing his choice because it required 2 people minimum)

My people pleasing tends to be my downfall - maybe you too? If you can identify why you sabotage, you will be able to be more pre-emptive!

Get ready for the next 5% challenge! You will do great.

~Irish

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Who knew we were trying to be healthy?

Monday, June 09, 2014

Over 15 years ago we remodeled our kitchen. It really needed it (old appliances, avocado colored boomerang Formica and very dark cheap cabinetry). Why am I telling you about this now? Well 15 years ago I had no idea, I’d be eating a mostly, super healthy diet, being active every day and maintaining a healthy weight, but we knew we wanted to move my kitchen sink under the beautiful sunlit corner of my kitchen. The problem with that desire was that it left a huge pie-shaped area that was pretty useless for storage. After discussing options with our contractor, we decided to install a reverse osmosis, filtration system under the sink so we could improve the taste of our water. This is the one we bought from Culligan.

Now 15 years later we are still using the filter. I use it to make my 2 cups of coffee in the morning. My husband and I go through almost a gallon of delicious cold water every evening at dinner. The remodel was for aesthetic purposes and it still looks great. Buying the filter was an afterthought but it turned out to be really important healthy lifestyle change component because the water still tastes great. It’s also really nice to avoid dealing with all of those plastic drink bottles that we would have needed otherwise.

  
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PHEBESS 6/10/2014 4:42AM

    Brilliant!!!!!

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SVELTEWARRIOR 6/9/2014 11:29PM

    Great!!!!

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GRACEOMALLEY 6/9/2014 3:04PM

    emoticon GOOD FOR YOU!!!!!!!!

I use a filter on my kitchen faucet and we have fantastic tap water - because I HATE to buy bottled water. I am in complete disgust of the number of those plastic bottles you see in parks and on the street and after ball games or public gatherings - lets not talk about the plastic "island" of trash floating in the Pacific off Hawaii. We humans certainly do seem determined to foul our "nest" as much as possible. More people behave like disgusting pigs with no respect for their environment than I'd want to admit, and saying that is actually an insult to pigs.


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MOODYKEYS 6/9/2014 1:45PM

    great job. we could use one of those. our water tastes great but has iron in it. or is that good. lol.

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One more good bye for Dad

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Last night our synagogue engraved my Dad's name on our memorial wall in their beautiful memorial garden. It feels really great to have his name there since he wanted to be cremated, it's nice to have a place to go to see his name next to my Mom and sister. It was nice to have my whole family there too. I felt really supported. The only minorly bad issue is that my kids wanted to go to an old favorite Mexican restaurant and I ate way too much fattening stuff but since it was their favorite, it's calories I'm willing to deal with.

On Father's day we will be scattering my dad and mom's ashes in a state park where they used to camp. I selfishly love all of these opportunities to see my kids and grandkids but it is bittersweet without my dad there to enjoy it too.

  
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THETURTLEBEAR 6/6/2014 11:09AM

    My dad has been gone for almost three years, but my thoughts go to him often. I am glad you have these opportunities - definitely not selfish!

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PHEBESS 6/6/2014 10:45AM

    Hugs to you - and what a lovely place to scatter their ashes!

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I refuse to let the scale own me.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

I have been really bummed out for the last three weeks and I know why even though I'm having trouble admitting it. After over two years of maintaining a one pound range around my goal weight for some reason the scale has started to move in the wrong direction. In the last three weeks I've gained 3 pounds.

I know that doesn't sound like the end of the world but I am a person who really respects trends and I am trending upwards.

Logically, I know that this small increase is not really a trend yet. There are plenty of Sparkers that swing back and forth by a lot more and probably hate me for appearing to find maintenance so easy. I am so much luckier than so many of my Spark Friends. But, since I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong I'm afraid it's not going to stop.

So I've switched up my diet and fitness. I've added some more strength exercises and I got back out all of my measuring stuff so I can go back to stricter portion control.

I am going to step away from scale for a couple of weeks between 5% challenges since it is messing with me so much and hopefully I'll be able to get back where I belong.

  
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BESSHAILE 6/5/2014 7:51PM

    "...and I got back out all of my measuring stuff so I can go back to stricter portion control. "

You got me there. I, too, am not comfortable with the 3 lbs that the scale claimed were hanging off my skeleton the other day. Nope. nada. not good.

And I got out my measuring stuff this week too.

Thanks for the blog love, btw. and hugs to you about your dad. I miss my irascible old daddy too. A lot.

Hugs to you

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SICOSH 6/4/2014 3:18PM

    Hang in there,
You got a plan, just start taking actions.

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CATIATM 6/1/2014 11:48AM

    I understand your concern. Some of us got fat in 5 lb.-increments. You're aware. Make sure you're drinking enough water, getting enough sleep, monitoring calories, sodium, etc, and exercising. It might sort itself in a few weeks. If not, perhaps a trip to the doctor is in order.

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GRACEOMALLEY 5/30/2014 1:05PM

    Hang in there, my friend. This too shall pass and most likely you'll figure out what went into creating the issue and figure out how to keep it from happening again. Enjoy the break between challenges and YES - I find the measuring/tracking is the first thing I like to stop doing and the most important thing to keep me moving in the direction I prefer.
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HEALTHYBARB1 5/30/2014 9:56AM

    Hugs...so important for us to understand our own bodies and to make choices along the way that are best for us. I know for you 3 pounds is a big deal and think you are making the right choice to reevaluate now before it continues. I agree that stepping away from the scale, changing up your exercise and eating and being detailed in your tracking will help. YOU GO GIRL!! Hoping that your effort puts your right back on your stable weight maintenance path. Staying healthy is a life long journey!!
You can do it...Smiles Barb
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JAZZEJR 5/30/2014 9:18AM

    It may just be time to switch up what you're doing every day, eating and exercising. Do something different--not necessarily more. Work different muscles -- eat some red beans & rice (that New Orleans influence is still with me :). And do you know barometric pressure affects scales? Don't stress -- may make you start mindless snacking. :)

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BBONET 5/30/2014 8:50AM

    So many blogs with problems with the scale!!! Don't you just hate these things! emoticon m emoticon emoticon I understand your frustration but it is a good plan and you seem to have it all ready to go! Good luck! emoticon

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WILSONWR 5/30/2014 8:36AM

    You know your body, and a sudden increase in weight over 3 weeks is something to take note of. You are doing exactly the right thing, though. Change things up and don't look at the scale every day. You'll be back down to your goal weight in no time at all!

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CATHYGETSFIT 5/30/2014 3:11AM

    I can certainly understand what you mean. It's good to catch it early enough though to where you hopefully will not have to do as much as you would had you gained more. Changing what you are doing certainly can't help. Good luck!

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THETURTLEBEAR 5/29/2014 11:41PM

    I know you'll figure it out and probably already have (by changing things up).

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LYNCHD05 5/29/2014 10:27PM

    I am with you!!! It is so easy to watch the scale creep up. I too have been good for a year but I need to reassess right now before it gets out of hand.

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MUSIC2HISEARS 5/29/2014 8:32PM

    I think a lot of us are trending the wrong direction right now. I'm right there with you. I think changing up things should stir the pot and hopefully produce positive results!

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IMIN2GENES 5/29/2014 7:42PM

    I can understand why you'd be bummed and a little bothered by that. Especially since you've been so very stable in your weight. Just don't panic! Keep an eye on it but don't stress. Sounds like you've got a good plan in place. I know tracking is helping me a lot. My "eyeballs" aren't as accurate as I like to think...
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