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Nutrition is on Track Today!

Thursday, November 20, 2014

So far today my nutrition has been simple but yummy. Apple with a tsp. of melted caramel, & tablespoon peanuts, an orange, steamed spinach, coffee, 5 waters, almond milk, hummus, & some light crackers. Veggies would have been better for the hummus but I didn't get them cleaned & cut since I bought them last night. Next time. Anyway 2 meals done for the day & I have over 1/2 of my calories left. I feel full & satiated. I also tracked everything. My menu is simple & healthy for tonight. I vow to get 45-60 minutes of exercise tonight. Still working the morning exercise thing. (Insert excuses.) More reorganizing & getting rid of things planned for the weekend. That includes organizing me & getting rid of my pounds.

  
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EVER-HOPEFUL 11/23/2014 9:12AM

    that is great love but for some reason i am not getting spark notifications of when you blog.have resubscribed so hopefully this time will work. emoticon

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APPY-LAURIE 11/20/2014 1:53PM

    Love the picture...Sweat is Fat Crying! For SURE!

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Love the Spark App

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

I have only had a personal smart phone for a few months. I love it. What I love it best for is the Spark People Mobile App. I'm just beginning to learn how to really use it. I decided to log my food yesterday. Novel idea to success huh? So much quicker on the app! I also scanned something. Didn't know it had that capability. Wow! I also love tracking exercise on the app. Did I just say that? If I keep this up I might find myself experiencing wt loss! Imagine that! Carry on Spark Friends. Have a great day!

  
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NOTREBLE 11/19/2014 11:43PM

    I put the app on my phone a couple of weeks ago. I wasn't sure I would get much use from it, but it getting it was worth 250 spark points. emoticon

Turns out I do use it. I love the scanner! And now I have no excuse not to track, because I'm away from the computer.

Di

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KRISTA987 11/19/2014 11:40PM

    The app is great, I'm also a big fan.
Funny story, I kept getting an error message when trying to track my dinner tonight & it ended up tracking a HUGE number 5 times! Notice something wasn't right when it said my total calories for the day was over 40k! LOL!



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CYBRARYCARD 11/19/2014 7:23PM

    The "probably" is if your library is a participant in the Overdrive thing. Not sure all libraries do it.

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CYBRARYCARD 11/19/2014 7:22PM

    Cont.....If you like audio books you can get the "Overdrive" app and (probably) check out audio & e-books directly to your device FOR FREE from your local library & the books automatically return themselves so never any late fees. Neat! Eh

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CYBRARYCARD 11/19/2014 7:18PM

    :) smart phones are great! Although I've gotten lazy about tracking even with my smart device :( Smart phones require smart (& disciplined) users. Hopefully you're smarter & more disciplined than me. On another smart-phone-ish note--cont.....

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ACTIVEGRANDMAP 11/19/2014 10:16AM

    I love the app too. I've been tracking on it for almost 2 years. Even when I think maybe I will skip a day I find myself putting in all the food. Pam

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I'm so Thankful for Spark Friends

Monday, November 17, 2014

I have some wonderful Spark Friends new & old that believe in me. It means so much. We all have goals & aspirations that sometimes last for only about one more day after you write them. Only one time in my life did I follow consistency that took me very close to my goal. Can't call me a YoYo dieter anyway. :(. That was over 25 years ago. Somehow I still have that Spark in me that knows I will get this done & meet my goals. It means so much to me that strangers from around the globe take precious time to encourage & coach me along. Thank you dear Spark Friends for being there. You are a major part of my success. It's nice to know someone is listening. This battle is to big to openly fight with people in my life closer to home. I have wonderful people in my life but I just don't want to go there. On Spark I don't have to wear shiny amour.

  
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EVER-HOPEFUL 11/23/2014 9:22AM

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NOTREBLE 11/18/2014 9:24AM

    I understand about fighting this with people closer to home. I'm with you girl on this girl! Thank goodness for SparkPeople!


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KRISTA987 11/17/2014 9:45PM

    This! So much this! One of the best things about spark people is how everyone is so positive and encouraging! Glad to hear you still have your spark. You can do this!!!

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LEANIE64 11/17/2014 9:34PM

    Ha Ha..I love the line..skinny armor..Ain't that the truth..You can be you..and I can be me. Love the encouragement on here as well..Being thankful too for the skinny armor thing..It is a blessing. Have a good day..and keep on sparking.

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Short Term Goal

Friday, November 14, 2014

I vow to not have to lay on the bed to button these jeans by 12/31/14! emoticon emoticon

  
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NOTREBLE 11/15/2014 6:38PM

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EVER-HOPEFUL 11/14/2014 2:20PM

    i will want photo as proof,lol.just joking emoticon

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MCFITZ2 11/14/2014 12:00PM

    Great goal. Made this one myself sometimes. emoticon

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I'm standing on the Borderline.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

I was scared this year to get all my lab & x-Ray results. No call for a week seemed like good news. Mammogram was normal. I'm relieved. After my modified neck resection a few years ago I'm always a little nervous. At that time they found no cause for my enlarged lymph nodes. But it was a terrifying time. No one seemed to believe me that I wasn't sick. Praise the Lord I was right! I knew it in my heart but everyone else thought I was in denial. All seems in check there.
I never had an elevated cholesterol level before. But now I'm borderline high 204. TSH is elevated at 5.24. Apparently the MD needs to tweak my dose of Thyroid medicine up a titch. Thankfully my glucose etc is still normal. My B/P was 134/84. Its usually closer to 110/70. WT 248. HT 5 ft 4 inches.
So the challenge is to get all my numbers in perfect (or at least better) order before next year. Borderline now could = HIGH next year. It's all pretty much in my control. Which road do I choose to follow? I'm Standing on the borderline. The choice is clear. The road to my personal good health is outlined on my Spark page. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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EVER-HOPEFUL 11/14/2014 2:19PM

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KELLIEBEAN 11/14/2014 11:19AM

    I'm so glad everything you were right!

You have a great plan in place. You are correct, it's all up to you and you have the power to make this happen. Don't let anyone or anything stop you.

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DJ4HEALTH 11/13/2014 8:34PM

    I heard that red yeast rice helps with getting the cholesterol down naturally. No side effects except for weight loss for some

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