CAROLEE1945   20,792
20,000-24,999 SparkPoints
CAROLEE1945's Recent Blog Entries

Hip, hip, hooray 1/13/11

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Yesterday, for the first time that I started Spark, I stayed within my calorie range. And when I did the end of day checklist, I had met all my goals for protein, fat, etc.

How did this happen? Well, I did not eat in a restaurant. And I did not eat with anyone else. Does this mean I have to be solitary to stay within my calories? That is simply unacceptable.

Question: how can I eat in a restaurant, or eat with friends, and still stay within my calorie range?

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

VINGRAM 1/13/2011 12:10PM

    Check out the restaurant's web site (or one similar if the restaurant does not have one). MANY restaurants now have an "under 500" calories choice. Applebees, Logan's, and someone told me yesterday even McAlisters. Take your own dressing. It can be done!

emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

Weds, 1/12/11 Checked am 1/13

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

New Idea: Post Goals for the Day, then check off the next morning. See yesterday's blog.

1. Do exercise ball. - yes, 15 min

2. Go for walk, - no, did weeding instead, but hurt my hand, did too much

3. Put away Christmas items. - yes

4. Clean up basement. - yes

5. Sort half of computer room. -no

6. Don't forget food journal. yes, did all of it!!

7. Food shopping and visit mom - bad experience today, felt guilty

8. Plan Orin birthday gift and food. Get card. half done

9. Use beads for one new set of earrings. not done, but looked in book and decided


Tues, 1/11/11 - Goals, Reflections, and Self Advice

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Goal for week with reflections on past few weeks
1. Continue with habit of garden every day, even for just five minutes
2. Return to exercise ball, even if just five minutes, remember you are trying to establish a habit.
3. Return to weighing, measuring food and doing Spark nutrition tracker.
4. Return to daily walk, again, even if only ten minutes. Just do it, Carol!!!
5. Yoga, only did it once. Please, try to remember it. It is a relaxing thing to do at bedtime.
Goal for just today and check list
1. This blog- done
2. Walk - rained out, not done
3. Exercise ball- done
4. Nutrition tracker - done
5. Clean up computer room - not done, just a bit
6. Spend one hour on craft hobby - done and fun
7. Garden- start side yard - rained out
8. Call Verizon about bill - done, went way over minutes, what a rip off
9. Start to organize tax papers - not done
10. Put away rest of Christmas stuff - not done
11. Yoga tonight before bed - did standing yoga for 5 minutes, hard
There! ----11 goals for 1/11/11

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

VINGRAM 1/11/2011 11:38AM

    Sounds like a good plan! emoticon emoticonvista

Report Inappropriate Comment

Friday, January 7, 2011

Friday, January 07, 2011

Report on yesterday
1. Went to museum with Carole to see Impressionist exhibit--lots of walking--felt like a vacation day for the first time in six months-- Starry Night painting just exquisite
2. Was aware of what I was eating even though at a restaurant. We shared a sandwich. But it was a BIG sandwich!!! -- these restaurants want to make you fat, they want to charge more, give you a bigger serving so you feel like you are getting your money's worth. Too bad Carole is my only friend willing to do the half sandwich thing. Everyone else I know wants their own. Awhile back, Jack and I met an older couple in a restaurant, their table was so close to us that we started chatting. The wife said she and her husband always split their order. What a good habit!!!

Goal for today
1. Do exercises for knee. Internet research yesterday tells me you have to strengthen muscles on both sides of the knee. If you do too much for one side, you can make your knee worse. Oh, great, how do I know? Seems complicated.

2. Record everything I eat, even if it is embarrassing. Estimate portions if I eat out.

3. Continue to work on papers in computer room.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

VINGRAM 1/7/2011 3:12PM

    I have a brother & sister in law who always share a meal. Wish my hubby would - but he is never overweight and always orders the biggest steak on the menu, fully loaded baked potato, and blue cheese dressing on his salad. Sometimes I don't like him very much! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

Thursday, January 6, 2011 Notes

Thursday, January 06, 2011

Not sure about yesterday's calories, but, for sure, they were a lot. That is okay. At least, I recorded everything, every single thing, and that is a good start for sure. I just took a chance and used someone else's calories for an enchilada dinner I had last night. Since it is a standard dinner for me (homemade) I need to really measure and figure out what one of mine would be. So my calories are not accurate for yesterday, but probably in the ball park.

Goal for today: am going out with a good friend; she is not a big eater, so we can share a sandwich.

I want to keep my habits even though I do not have time for them, so just do a tiny bit.

1. Did just one exercise with ball this a.m.
2. Last night too tired to do yoga before bed, but at least I remembered that I wanted to do it. That is a start in establishing a habit.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

JEANNE229 1/6/2011 12:08PM

    Tiny steps still get to the ultimate goal!

Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 Last Page