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Happy Sunday! Let next week's preparations begins . . .

Sunday, June 10, 2012



Happy Sunday to all my spark friends! Let's get prepared mentally and physically for the week ahead! Today is house cleaning and laundry day for me. Lots of around the house activities! I might even squeeze in a little Leslie Sansone walking time! We will see how the day progresses. If Pooh sticks close to home, we will most likely be watching some afternoon movies on the lazy box instead! Oh well, I will have plenty of time this week to walk, walk, walk! :) I am happy with my successful weigh in this week and the inches lost, so I will be on track for next week and looking forward to next week's weigh in! Well gals I am off to start the first load of laundry and prepare snacks and meals for the week! Have a great Sunday ya'll!

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HEYITSLISA 6/10/2012 1:24PM

    Is it even possible for laundry to get caught up? It seems like i wash and fold, wash and fold, and there is always still more!!

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FREEME1980 6/10/2012 12:38PM

    Have a great Sunday and keep on walking! emoticon

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BMW9295 6/10/2012 12:13PM

    You have it all together! Sounds good to me. Spending time with Pooh is a really good thing... it helps us decompress and that helps as much as anything.
Laundry is just part of life..... housework the same, but it all burns calories so that is a good thing.
Walking with Leslie may be what I do today..... lots of rain that came from your direction *LOL* we need it! I will bike if I don't do a video... right now there is a bit of an issue with room to walk in my room and the living room has been taken over by my hubby and son.... late night of games and movies for them.
Oh the jobs of wives and mothers... *LOL* we do it all.
Have emoticon Sunday in all you do today..... you are doing emoticon. I am proud for and of you! Keep it up!

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Beth from Bama

Oh and one more thing..... ROLL TIDE ROLL!!!! ( 4 National Championships! WOW! Is the Tide
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JACKIEANN1968 6/10/2012 11:55AM

    Hi Jackie,
I absolutely hate house work. I consider it a necessary evil and I don't think I could ever sound as enthusiastic about it as you do. Your enthusiasm is amazing and refreshing. I love your plan to get mentally and physically refreshed for the week ahead. You are doing awesome at building these healthy habits. Have a wonderful Sunday. (By the way, reading your enthusiastic approach to your day's chores is like a kick in the rear, for me. I feel the need to tackle emptying the dishwasher and emptying the sink. My lovely daughter was up until midnight, last night, baking cakes for a barbecue she's attending today, and though she washed SOME of her dishes last night, guess who gets to finish cleaning the kitchen?) So for the kick in the pants, I thank you. Otherwise, who knows how long I may have attempted to ignore the kitchen.
Have a great one, my friend.

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CHESAKAT41 6/10/2012 10:06AM

    You sound like you have a plan to me - still going in the right direction to a healthier lifestyle. Best wishes to you for the coming week...Happy Sunday to you, too!!!
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The Payoff! :)

Saturday, June 09, 2012



I am happy to say that I have lost one more pound! That makes a total of six pounds in a month. But I am more excited about the two inches off my waist and the one inch that I carved off my hips this month! Woo Hoo! :) Although I am not losing huge amounts per week, I am slowly edging towards my first goal to be below 200 lbs by the first week in November! That will be the first time that I have weighed less than 200 lbs in eighteen years! :0 Wish me luck!

  
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ONLYONEPEA 6/11/2012 4:45AM

    YOU DON'T NEED LUCK my sparky friend.. you WILL do it :) xxx

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FREEME1980 6/10/2012 12:36PM

    Hey, how did I miss this? emoticon emoticon
emoticonon the emoticon ... Another pound bites the dust!

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HEYITSLISA 6/9/2012 9:21PM

    emoticon You got this!

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HONEYPOT319 6/9/2012 5:45PM

    As usual, thanks to my spark ladies for checking in and leaving sweet comments on my blog! :)

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DARWHOHOO 6/9/2012 5:06PM

    Congrats dearie!! emoticon!!!

I am so happy you are doing well!!
You are in awesome!!


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PUDDLEBY 6/9/2012 1:19PM

    Slow and steady, that's the way to do it! Congratulations on your progress so far. I know you can do it. I started at 226.5 and am now hovering around 180 and it feels terrific. Still a ways to go, but we just need to focus on a few pounds at a time and we will get there. Glad you had a nice evening with Pooh. Was the movie good?

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TIBI183 6/9/2012 12:22PM

    emoticon You are doing great. Yeah I get more excited about losing inches, too. I would be totally fine if I was skinny and would still have to carry around the weight I have right now haha.It is not like I want someone to pick me up and carry me around lol.

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JACKIEANN1968 6/9/2012 11:52AM

    Hi Jackie,
I also haven't weighed below 200 pounds in about 23/24 years. My goal in to be in one-derland by Feb 2013. We are on the right track. We can do this, together, 1 day, 1 pound at a time. I have been planning and working towards 1-2 pounds per week. That's why I am so shocked when a larger loss pops up. Of course I'm thrilled. I hope you have some of those awesome, pleasent surprises every now and then.



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BMW9295 6/9/2012 11:51AM

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Okay enough. *LOL* I love the emoticons.... but seriously that is fantastic.
You are well on your way.....
So proud for and of you. Keep it up....

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LINDAK25 6/9/2012 11:29AM

    You are doing GREAT! I'm in the same place. Wouldn't it be nice to lose 30 pounds at a time? I have set a goal for myself of half a pound to a pound a week average, though. It's healthier. But that inner child wants it now! Now! Now!

Good Luck to you. Good Luck to us all.

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CHESAKAT41 6/9/2012 9:55AM

    I do wish you luck - to a healthier lifestyle. Isn't it a grand feeling to see those measurements get smaller. You go girl - you got everything on your side to make this happen. 6 lbs in a month is fabulous...
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SOFT_VAL67 6/9/2012 9:02AM

    we are very similar, i havent weighed under 200 in about 14 years....so i am really looking forward to the day i see ONEderland.
keep losing slowly, i have always been told that slow weight loss tends to stay off.
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WALIDGAZALA 6/9/2012 8:51AM

    I am very pleased to know what you did

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Just Me and Pooh! :)

Friday, June 08, 2012



Just wanted to blog a little before cozying up to my Pooh Bear! It's just me and Pooh tonight! Woo Hoo! Piglet is at a friend's for a sleepover! Dinner was awesome (steak, broccoli and sweet potato) and dessert is going to be better! Strawberries! I am excited (and fearful) about the weigh in tomorrow. I have been pretty good, exercised a lot this week ~ but there were a couple higher calorie days! Hope it all evens out in the wash! :) I am ready to settle in and watch a movie. Have a great evening everybody! :)

  
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CHESAKAT41 6/9/2012 9:53AM

    Beautiful heartfelt message here. I am so happy you have such wonderful love in your life - Baby steps, it all will come off in due time. I am at a constant stand still as I am Diabetic and the Insulin won't let me lose...Best wishes to you...
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HONEYPOT319 6/9/2012 7:57AM

    Good morning and thanks my spark friends! I am up and having my coffee. Had a great night! Celebrating today . . . one more pound gone! Heading for the measuring tape, it's also measurement day! :)

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FREEME1980 6/9/2012 7:53AM

    It's not all about the scale numbers. Muscle weighs more than fat. So don't let those numbers get you down.

Dinner sounds yummy!

Hope you enjoyed your evening with Pooh!

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JACKIEANN1968 6/9/2012 12:14AM

    Enjoy your night together. Wish you the best with your weigh in.

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NAHZEEJUNE 6/8/2012 8:02PM

    Have a GREAT evening with you Pooh Bear.

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Friday Energy!

Friday, June 08, 2012



Started this Friday off right ~ at the gym! Baby girl and I have really got into the swing of our weekly routine. No more procrastination! :) Last day of school today though, so it should be interesting to see if she manages to stay with me through the summer. That would mean her continuing to get up Mon, Wed and Fri at 5am. Not holding my breath about it! :) But I WILL go without her! Skipped the tanning this morning, as I am still a little pink from Wednesday. The legs are no longer scary white, still white, but just not scary white. :) Trying to look a little bit tan for the July 4th vacation week with baby girl #2 at the Disney theme parks. :) She promised me (threatened me) with lots of walking, so I am glad that the girls at work have helped me to keep up with the daily walking. I figure that by the time my vacation gets here I will be used to a lot of walking and will hopefully not run out of breath keeping up with them. I hope everybody has a healthy and active weekend planned. Have a wonderful Friday!! :)

  
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HONEYPOT319 6/8/2012 4:53PM

    Thanks ladies! :) Child-free evening for me and Pooh! Woo Hoo! Making steak, broccoli and strawberries for dessert! :) Hope everybody has a nice evening!

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BMW9295 6/8/2012 2:37PM

    So happy you got up early to go to the gym. I too was up early and rode the bike again.... feels good!
Walk, walk and walk some more... don't forget to stretch. You will be more than ready for DW and also tan so you will not burn when you get there.

You are making wonderful progress. Keep it up and and keep us posted!

Have a GREAT weekend!

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JACKIEANN1968 6/8/2012 1:06PM

    Hi Jackie, (Yup, still wierd for me too)
I have no doubt that you'll be keeping up, no problem, at Disney. You have been very committed to your exercise routine-Awesome!! Have a wonderful Friday!!

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SOFT_VAL67 6/8/2012 10:52AM

    i was listening to weird al sing the song white and nerdy, i have taken that as my theme song, as i too am whiter than sour cream..... emoticon

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HEYITSLISA 6/8/2012 9:01AM

    Congrats on getting the exercise in already. I'm still sitting here procrastinating! I need to decide soon or I'll be too late for my water aerobics class!

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Fighting the urge to binge

Thursday, June 07, 2012



The last few days have been kind of a blur. They have gone by really fast! I have fought the urge to graze and won! But have not really felt like blogging. I have been spending some extra time in the evening watching TV with Pooh and trying not to be depressed. As I have said before, I am an emotional eater. Except for anger, which makes me want to clean everything around me, just about every other emotion makes me want to eat everything in sight! I have had yet another emotional upset, but so far so good (on the eating part anyway). For those who do not know, my Pooh Bear was diagnosed with terminal liver cancer two and a half years ago. At that time, they gave him a year to live. Transplant is not an option and neither is surgery. With radiation, chemo and a lot of prayers, he is still with us and doing pretty well. He went to the doctor again on Tuesday for blood work and his tumor markers are way elevated again. Which either means the tumor is growing or metastasizing to some other place. :( They also found a hernia near his navel that they think is serious enough to do surgery on. Surgery! Are they kidding! The man is not currently receiving any kind of cancer treatment because his platelets are way too low. He could bleed out with any bump or fall, yet somebody over there thinks if they give him a few (temporary) platelets they can do surgery on him! This concerns me. But then so does the possibility of tumor growth and spread! :( Anyway, we go back on Tuesday for CT scan results and their decision on whether they will do something about the hernia. Praying for good news. ~sigh~ One good note, my emotional roller coaster has not prevented me from continuing to exercise. The gym yesterday was great! We have also added two more people to our walking group at work! I hope all my spark peeps are having a great week! Your prayers would be greatly appreciated.

  
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FREEME1980 6/8/2012 7:46AM

    My heart and prayers go out to you. I lots many loved ones to cancer. I also gave up on myself and my goals. It's difficult when your heart and head are not in it.

When you feel like snacking, grab an apple and the crunch may help or a mini bag of popcorn. or ... you can make your own popcorn with a paper bag, popcorn, pam spray and a microwave. You can sprinkle it with cajun spice or Molly McButter flavorings. (The recipe is here on Sparkpeople) Try to keep away from salt.

Ultimately it is your DH decision whether to go through the surgery or not.

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SOFT_VAL67 6/7/2012 10:13PM

    i didnt quite make it, i didnt binge, but snacked, oh well.

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LINDAK25 6/7/2012 8:43PM

    Cancer really does suck! Y'all are in my thoughts and prayers. I'm proud of you for continuing to exercise. I've found that exercise really helps me deal with stress, so it's a good thing to do for yourself. Take care.

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LOSINIT36 6/7/2012 7:40PM

    I'm so sorry to hear this. Awesome job on fighting the urge to graze during such a trying time. I'm sending positive energy, thoughts, and prayers your way my friend! emoticon

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HONEYPOT319 6/7/2012 7:26PM

    Thanks ladies! I needed that! :) An optimist at heart, I usually look to the good side of everything. But like everybody else, I have my days. This just happened to be one of them. Ya'll are all really great! emoticon

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SOFT_VAL67 6/7/2012 2:18PM

    sorry to hear you are dealing with these emotional issues, could be what is making you want to graze, congrats on beating that desire....

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JACKIEANN1968 6/7/2012 12:57PM

    Sending you lot's of love and prayers. Hang in there. I'm proud of you for remembering to take care of yourself as well.

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PUDDLEBY 6/7/2012 10:23AM

    I can tell from your writings that you two have a great love for each other. You can face Pooh's health challenges together and know that there are lots of people out here praying for you both. Try not to let the doctors and the cancer consume your thoughts and time. I know that is easier said than done, but just continue to make sure you have your quiet time together as you have been all along. I hope it turns out that the hernia surgery is not necessary!
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BMW9295 6/7/2012 9:53AM

    OMgoodness! All I can do is offer you support, encouragement and prayers! I know nothing I can say will help. I really wish I could be there for you both and give you HUGE emoticon !
I am so very proud of you and for you for not letting your emotions control you and for not binge eating...... I too do the same thing so I completely understand.

Just know I am with you in thought and prayer!

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ONLYONEPEA 6/7/2012 9:46AM

    Ah my lovely some days are just pains in the bum, but they do end.. we're lucky that every 24 hours we get to start afresh and move on. I don't blame you at all for feeling so emotional, and commend you for not giving in to temptation. I'm a firm believer that there is always a positive, even in the most negative situation.. did you ever watch "Pollyanna"? If you did, do you remember the glad game? if not, perhaps utube it.. Cancer is a terrible thing, i lost my best friend to it fairly recently, my father to it, just a couple of months ago and a cancer scare closer to home in the last couple of months.. fortunately it was just a scare. BUT if we have to have cancer in our lives, we MUST think of the positives that can come from the negative.. eg, you see life as more valuable, and can say all the things you want to say to those you love, spending more time together, laughing - as loudly as you can as often as you can.. because you can.. Some people spend their whole lives together side by side and never express how they feel about a person, not in the true sense..
So i'm truly hoping things don't take bad turns, but if they do, take the most positive route you can, if you need a sparky support, i'm right here.. Cancer make take our bodies, it won't take our souls, or our memories xx
Keep smiling my sparky friend ;)

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AROHRBACH 6/7/2012 8:38AM

    Sorry to hear about your hubby, you're in my prayers..both of you. emoticon

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1PEACEBUNNY 6/7/2012 8:23AM

    I'm praying for you and your hubby...that you get as much more time with him as you can. Try to keep your spirits up to keep him motivated, it may help his insides. Sending positive energy your way. emoticon emoticon

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DESERTJULZ 6/7/2012 8:21AM

    Good job on avoiding binging. So sorry to hear about your sweetheart. What a difficult time for you.

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