Monday, May 12, 2014
Monday - high fiber bread slice, two eggs scrambled, one cup spaghetti with sauce and meatballs, green beans, cups of grapes, one cara cara orange, grilled hamburger with bun, american cheese, asparagus parmesan, Asian chopped salad (1/2 cup), red wine
Tuesday - same breakfast, turkey sandwich with provolone cheese on five grain bread, broccoli, apple, orange, homemade tuna casserole, North West style mixed vegs, red wine
Wednesday - FiberOne Raisin Bran with banana slices in 2% milk, tomato basil soup with parmesan cheese and a green veg (either green beans or broccoli), apple, cheese stick, homemade chicken taco soup in crockpot served on rice, other green veg that I didn't have for lunch, red wine
Thursday - Multigrain Cheerios with banana slices in 2% milk, leftover chicken taco soup with rice and leftover salad, orange, babybel cheese round, grapes, homemade mac & cheese using Velveeta, grilled chicken hot dog, BBQ Ranch chopped salad, cut up cukes and tomatoes, red wine
Friday, December 27, 2013
Here's an oldie but goodie...hope it isn't the reality for any of my SparkFriends but if it IS, please feel free to join us in the Panther den for Biggest Loser Challenge 24. Click here to join:
Twas the week after Christmas, and all through the house,
Nothing would fit me - not even a blouse!
The cookies I'd nibbled, the cake that I'd taste,
food at parties have gone to my waist.
When I got on the scales there arose such a number!
When I walked to the store (less a walk than a lumber),
I remembered the marvelous meals I'd prepared.
The gravies, the sauces and beef nicely rared.
The wine and the rum-balls; the bread and the cheese,
The way I never said "No thanks BUT yes please".
As I dressed myself in my husbandís old shirt,
I prepared once again to fit in my skirt.
I said to myself, as only I can:"You can't spend the winter, dressed as a man!"
SO------------away with the last of the favorite dips,
get rid of the fruit cake, crackers and chips.
Every last bit of food that I like must be banished,
'till all the additional pounds have all vanished.
I won't have a cookie-------not even a lick,
I'll smile and chew a celery stick!
I won't have hot puddings, bread or pie;
I'll munch on a carrot and quietly cry....
"I'm hungry, I'm lonesome and this diet's a bore!"
But isn't that what January is put there for?
Unable to giggle, no longer a riot,
"Happy New Year to all and to all a good diet!"
Monday, March 11, 2013
For my BLC Weekend Challenge, I need to blog about what's on my mind....so from a health perspective, here goes:
I'm on the last day of the last week of the 5 Week 5K Your Way Spark Challenge. This means I am supposed to run a 5K (3.1 miles) tomorrow. While I have seen a great improvement in my ability to run for several minutes at a time, balanced with gradually less time walking, I'm pretty sure that it will take me an hour to run 3 miles!
For example, the previous day's task was to walk 2 minutes/run 3 minutes for a total of six sets. Thirty minutes, right? But in that 30 minutes I only went 1.8 miles. Is it really an achievement to run a 5K in an hour? In fact, my guess is it might take me longer because I'll wear out and end up doing more walking than running.
Sigh. I think perhaps I will start this Challenge over again once I've done my virtual 5K. My daughter ran cross country and I know she was young and trained all time, but she did 5Ks in 18 minutes. I obviously need LOTS more training!
On the brighter side, I have enjoyed testing myself and starting jogging again. I used to run years ago but ended up with knee surgery and a long recovery. The ortho finally told me I should stick to walking to be safe. Blah! I'm taking it really easy this time and not pushing myself if I feel any pain at all in the knees and I do love the great rush I get when I've finished my workout.
I'll add an update after I've crept through my 5K, just to share the end of the story.
Wish me luck!
UPDATE: I ran my virtual 5k in 49:52, which is slightly better than an hour. I'm thinking of either starting this 5k challenge over at this same level or maybe trying the next level up. For now, I am going to take a few days off from heavy running and do some tai chi and weight training.
Sunday, January 27, 2013
Well now Panthers, this is a very interesting weekend challenge for me...when I was 16 years old, I weighed about 105 pounds. My father had kicked me out of the house and I was living with my boyfriend's family. His mom was NOT happy to have me there but since BF told her we would get married if I couldn't stay there, she grudgingly agreed to let me stay. I was SO sad and unhappy. The food they ate was different so I ate very little, I couldn't see my own family and I didn't know what was going to happen to me.
This all sounds very bad, doesn't it? It was very bad but there's the other side of the mountain where God is always leading us. My boyfriend has been my husband for over 30 years. My mother in law (recently deceased) told everyone that I was her "other daughter" and my father (also recently deceased) eventually began speaking to me and allowed me to be part of our family again. I have the greatest most awesome life ever and I am SO thankful every day.
What I would tell the scared little me is this: keep trusting God, it WILL be okay. HE's got you covered. He never fails no matter how bad things get.
Luckily, I knew that then, even in my most darkest days...just didn't know how very wonderful it was going to be.
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