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Back in the game

Monday, January 23, 2012

I've been looking through my page and progress (or lack thereof) over my years at Sparkpeople. I am constantly sending people to this site and don't follow it myself. No wonder it took colon cancer to jump start my weight loss. I don't want to sound flip or off handed about the big C, I'm just trying to take all situations of my life and make the most of them.

For the first time since my twins were born, I am no longer in the obese category, but I'm still no where near where I want to be. I know the weight I lost wasn't done in the healthiest way, but it's not like I choose to do it that way. So, now that I'm done with chemo/radiation, what do I do? I know I'm going to put back on some of the weight I've lost, I've already put almost 7 back on, but that's because I'm actually eating.

How do I learn to eat healthy? How do I take where I am today and move forward?

I still have so many unknowns in my life, I feel the need to be able to control something.

I can control the food that I put into my body. I can choose foods that promote health. I can choose to get off the couch and stop feeling sorry for myself. I can choose to enjoy life and those I share it with.

I can choose life and all the wonders it includes.

  


off to a good start

Thursday, August 06, 2009

today is day 3 of my training for the walk. Day 1 I walked once around the lake (1.23 m) Day 2 I walked it twice, today I did it 3 times! My legs are very sore and I need to look into real walking shoes, but I feel good about the start I've made.

On the flip side, my eating is somewhat out of control. I'm feeling very alone these days and still stuck in the pity mode I feel like the men I love have all left me and the ones that are left aren't worth the $4.50 the human body is worth (up from the $1.98 in 1985) But at least I still have my sense of humor. I'm also feeling guilty for being unemployed for 8 months and feeling like I'm stuck in this rut that will never go away.

Luckily I have friends who walk this path with me and I'm working real hard on finding the silver lining of my life!

  
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LGALLO71 8/6/2009 3:13PM

  There are many of us in the same situation at some time in our lives......keep up the walking and if you fall off the wagon with your eating just get back on, its never to late to keep trying - just never give up and you'll be that much further ahead.

Good luck - I've been doing Spark for under a month and I absolutely love it - I'm not perfect everyday but I'm getting there.

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overdue

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

Well I'm back on SP - again, and again and again. I still haven't lost any weight and am sick and tired of myself. I seem to lack the ability to do anything good for me, which really sucks since I do good stuff for everyone else in my life. Since my dad died, I've been in such a funk and can't seem to pull myself out. So I go back to the start - again. I'm sick of starting over, but I can't seem to put a streak of good together.
Today, I'm taking care of me. The kids are at day camp this week and school starts soon. After I dropped the kids at the bus, I walked a mile. And it hurt. I am so out of shape. I signed up for the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer. The walk is May 1 & 2, 2010. So I have 9 months to get ready to walk up to 39 miles over 2 days and I really want to walk the whole thing. I'm doing this 1st walk in honor of my dad who lost the cancer battle on Father's Day this year.

  
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LUNAADMIRER 8/4/2009 3:38PM

    It's always a great day to keep fighting for your health. Good for you. I'm sorry for your loss, but what a lovely way to honor your father in participating in that walk.
*hugs*
-Lorena

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KITTIKATKITTY 8/4/2009 2:50PM

    Welcome back to SP and perfect timing. We are going to kick butt this time in Doing It Again (the right way) team.

Please join us daily. We are here for you !!!!!!

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sodium

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

So this week we're working on keeping sodium levels low. My goal is to stay below 1500 mg daily. That's really tough to do some days. Today, I didn't feel like cereal AGAIN, so I had my good ole standby of hummus on a tortilla (YUM) I make my own hummus from organic chickpeas, light red kidney beans, EVOO, low sodium chicken broth, tahini, lemon, garlic and pepper. I put a tiny dash of kosher salt into a HUGE food pro of beans, so I know my hummus has less than 100 mg per TBSP - but the torilla! Each tortilla has 440 mg of sodium hiding out in it! When I plotted my food plan for today, including 2 tortillas w/humus, I thought the nutrition tracker was playing an April fools joke on me! My 1st attempt at today's menu contained 2576 mg of sodium. So I changed everything. Out went the ham sammie for lunch - mixed greens w/some shrimp I have left from Monday and need to eat today took it's place. Out with the marinara and parm for dinner - plain chicken on pasta (herbage of course) And I slashed the breakfast serving to ONE tortilla - added fruit and tea. And so I was able to get the sodium down to an awesome 1088 mg for the day! I considered adding the parmesan cheese back for the chicken, but I need to question "is it worth it?" I am so glad I look at this stuff early AM BEFORE the damage is done.
Now to work on that extra cardio - oh well, baby steps!

  
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JANETMS 4/1/2009 11:28AM

    I just got home from the grocery and I found a low-carb, high fiber tortilla with only 210 mg of sodium! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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REBUILDFIT 4/1/2009 10:29AM

    Wow! Great job playing with your tracker and numbers to factor in that sodium! that's what this challenge is all about! Great Job Girl! Enjoy your meals today..they sound yummy!

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PEACHYCYN 4/1/2009 10:27AM

    I was also having sodium issues lately, but I have been really keeping an eye on it the past week and I lost 2.8 pounds becuase of it. Today I had no food so I ended up getting a can of soup for lunch and there is way too much sodium in it, but i'll just compromise and have some salad for dinner tonight. The sodium is still high for today, but I'll do good the rest of the week. Keep up the great work, you look awesome.

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WYOWILDDEE 4/1/2009 10:25AM

    I blew the sodium yesterday! 2811 grams. Then my weight was up today and I don't think it's totally coincidence. So... I have to become more diligent. Been doing great on the cardio but that is obviously not the only piece to the puzzle. So, better get back to the grindstone! Good luck to you fellow Hot to Trot girl! emoticon

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sodium

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

So this week we're working on keeping sodium levels low. My goal is to stay below 1500 mg daily. That's really tough to do some days. Today, I didn't feel like cereal AGAIN, so I had my good ole standby of hummus on a tortilla (YUM) I make my own hummus from organic chickpeas, light red kidney beans, EVOO, low sodium chicken broth, tahini, lemon, garlic and pepper. I put a tiny dash of kosher salt into a HUGE food pro of beans, so I know my hummus has less than 100 mg per TBSP - but the torilla! Each tortilla has 440 mg of sodium hiding out in it! When I plotted my food plan for today, including 2 tortillas w/humus, I thought the nutrition tracker was playing an April fools joke on me! My 1st attempt at today's menu contained 2576 mg of sodium. So I changed everything. Out went the ham sammie for lunch - mixed greens w/some shrimp I have left from Monday and need to eat today took it's place. Out with the marinara and parm for dinner - plain chicken on pasta (herbage of course) And I slashed the breakfast serving to ONE tortilla - added fruit and tea. And so I was able to get the sodium down to an awesome 1088 mg for the day! I considered adding the parmesan cheese back for the chicken, but I need to question "is it worth it?" I am so glad I look at this stuff early AM BEFORE the damage is done.
Now to work on that extra cardio - oh well, baby steps!

  


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