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I'm back to SparkPeople

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Gosh...looking at the last entry, it's been a long time. I went on a month long trip to Italy May-June of 2008 and came home to nothing but a lot of packing and moving. All the stress from moving from a home of 41 years over to the farm has not been kind to me eating as I should.
We have an old house now with the front being built in 1832 and the back and my studio apt in 1930..........so lots of work has had to be done. We gutted the kitchen and remodeled one bathroom and repainted EVERYTHING since it had been smoked in for 50 years...now one more bathroom and we can rest a little.
My husband is really bad about what he eats...fried foods, candy and stuff like that. NO...HE will not change but is skinny with no health problems at 68. It really is hard to prepare for two different kinds of diet in a family,especially if you don't have a lot of energy. That said, I HAVE TO GET BACK TO A BETTER DIET for me............so back to Sparkpeople and the food journal.

I'd gotten down to the 168 # and now am up to 184# again.........not as bad as when I started SparkPeople but still it takes a long time for me to lose a pound or two.

Today is the day for my change back to a healthy lifestyle.

  
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JOEGIRL6113 6/10/2009 1:15PM

    I am in the same boat with you. Too much travel and eating out. I have gained back and cannot seem to lose a pound. Sounds like you have been really busy with your house. Doesn't that make you mad when some people can eat all the fattening things and never gain a pound? Good that you have a healthy husband anyway. Keep plugging away as I will do. Rosy

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CAROLJ74 3/31/2009 12:33PM

    Welcome back and good luck! You have done it once before! I know you can do it again!

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Busy busy busy

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

I got all my paintings shipped out to Seattle at noon. Now I'm babysittig this afternoon with the grandkids. I felt a little guilty for not doing much with them lately so we made some brownies that they like and their grandad. I'm sending the rest home with them and had myself a banana, blueberry silk smoothie for 210 calories instead.
I need to go drink more water as I forget when I'm busy...good thing I write them down.

  
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REDHEAD7 7/26/2007 2:55PM

    HI THE BLUBERRY SILK SMOOTHY SOUNDS NICE HOWS IT MADE I LIVE IN SCOTLAND BULEBERRYS ARE EXPENSIVE HERE BUT I WOULD BUY SOME TO MAKE THE SMOOTHY AS IT SOUNDS SOOOOOOOO GOODDDDD
AND AT 210 CALS EVEN BETTER
TAKE CARE
SCOTTISH JEANNIE
I FIND DRINKING WATER HARD AS WELL BUT JUST KEEP IT ALL OVER THE PLACE SIPPING HERE AND THERE IM SURPRISED HOW IT MOUNTS UP

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PATRICIA441 7/26/2007 8:33AM

  Good Morning Busy Lady, I bet you were glad to get your painting off but is it like sending a child off to camp or something, a part of you goes with them. !LOL. Making those brownies and sending them home was a smart move. Those type foods " talk" to me so I never have them around either. Hope you are getting some quiet time today and having some "me" time. Enjoy your day and may it be full of healthy food choices,exercise and lots of water. Pat from Delaware

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JOEGIRL6113 7/25/2007 11:05PM

    Cheryl, glad the paintings got shipped out. I know the grandkids really enjoyed the brownies. Good for you for having the blueberry silk smoothie instead of the brownies. Do keep drinking the water as it is very important. Rosy

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First journal entry

Sunday, July 22, 2007

As a challenge at the 60+ community....I'm making my first blog/journal entry. Who'd a ever thought that I'd be at a loss for words.????

I've been encouraged a little over the past month and a half to have lost a few pounds. It is coming off VERRRY slowly. I know part of that is due to lack of exercise. However, I can remember, that for me, exercise also increases my appetite. That's poor excuse for a lack of working out. I keep thinking of it every day....it hovers there in the back of my mind. I just don't get myself to the gym. I guess I'm like that person I read about who is "all or nothing".

It's been a year back on June 10 since I joined SP....in the first six months I finally lost 10 lbs....now I've lost 16....When I hear of people losing 60-80 or more, I'm amazed. None of my loss has been water weight at least as it's coming off slowly. I'm lucky when it's one lb. in a week.

Lots of times I'm still very hungry....portions had gone waay out of control. I keep writing it all down and that helps me keep up or down I might say.

  
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RRGAT97A 7/23/2007 4:11PM

    Cheryl, are you using the nutrition tracker to help you keep track of what you eat? I've found drinking plenty of water and getting enough fiber will help keep those hunger pangs at bay. Try not to go below your calorie range. SP set one up for you. Good luck! Ramona

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JOEGIRL6113 7/22/2007 8:30PM

    Cheryl, congratulations on your first blog! Good job. You just keep on trying like you have been and you will continue to see the pounds drop. It definitely is better to see them drop slowly. Then they will stay off! It is changing those habits that is helping and watching the portions. Keep up the good work. Rosy

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