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Progress Not Perfection

Saturday, November 21, 2009


FR 11/20/09 CRAVING CONTROL By 700pm I was wanting to munch. I started with a mini-bag of popcorn, then pretzels, some chocolates, then ice cream. I weighed and measured each thing and ate it slowly. I had banked points to cover it.
SA 11/21/09 CRAVING CONTROL Reflecting on last night, I think I needed more water or weak tea for one thing. I have been relying too heavily on diet soda and crystal light. I have also not been cooking meat and vegetables, but have been eating WW pizza and soup instead. That has too many simple carbs. I need more protein and complex carbs. I have also been resisting movement. I am so tired of sitting all the time, but have been unwilling to dive into any kind of exercise. I need to start slow with 3 min. consistently, then worry about adding minutes. I am living and learning. I have been faithful to myself and have tracked my food. I can do that every day no matter what. I am proud of you, Janet Lynn. You are taking responsibility for your actions. You are growing up.

  
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LUCKYLADY777 11/22/2009 6:01PM

    tracking food seems to be a controlling factor for me. I really have a hard time with that portion control thing. You are doing a great job..... keep on the track. How about a mini walk during a commercial? Like they say every little bit helps. emoticon

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-WISPY- 11/21/2009 6:34PM

    Woo hoo, wtg. Progress not perfection is key for me in just about everything I do. Being a perfectionist this is a major lesson I have had to learn. It allows me to enjoy my life as I go along instead of waiting for that "unreachable" day when everything will be "just right".

Have a wonderful weekeend.

Hugs wispy.

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ME2448 11/21/2009 7:54AM

    You are learning lots.

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NANCYRUBIO 11/21/2009 7:52AM

    You are taking control of your life back. Keep this blog and read it each day. It is a great blog, get reinforcement from it. I wish you happiness.

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TCLARK319 11/21/2009 7:00AM

    Way to go! Tracking your food is a real big step. If I were to log what I used to eat I think I would be shocked. Patience is key and not every day will be as you wish. Keep up the great attitude! Keep it positive - Happy Sparking!

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MY THOUGHTS IN PRINT

Saturday, October 10, 2009

The only thing that stands between you and what you want from life is simply the will to pursue it and the faith to believe it is possible. AUTHOR UNKNOWN but GREATLY APPRECIATED

The real problem with me is I just don't know what I really want from life. I won't have the will or the faith if I can't even verbalize what it is I want. I am retired now and have the time to pursue anything. I spend my days creating journals on all sorts of topics. I also love to go garage saling and search for that certain treasure I just can't live without. I guess I am searching for that one thing that clicks in my mind and makes me aware that "this is it." I do enjoy my searches; maybe that is a point. Enjoy the journey, whatever it may be. But I was reading a blog yesterday about what kind of legacy do you want to leave. I didn't really have an answer to that.

What is my contribution to the betterment of human existence? Am I just here to learn a few things and move on? What is the real point of life and then death? Please feel free to share your thoughts. Thank you for taking the time to read my thoughts in print. I appreciate you. Hugs from Janet

  
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JULSISGOOD 11/9/2009 7:00PM

    I too like to search for that one thing - but the problem for me is that even when I find something wonderful, especially food, it's never enough. I guess I'm in the process of teaching myself that I can be enough, but I'm not there yet. I look forward to seeing where your questions lead to!
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JOYATLAST 10/19/2009 8:07PM

    I allowed other people to be my "guide" for so long that I didn't know what "I" wanted either. My advice is to start somewhere and do something. Confidence comes with positive experience. Open your eyes to new possibilities and put yourself out there.

I didn't know what web design was, but I signed up for a class and LOVED it!! It fits my personality for details.

You can discover your passion and life will never be the same!

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JAE_HENNINGTON 10/15/2009 6:57PM

  these are important questions, I to have wondered where my place is in the world and am I suppose to be doing more. I feel like everyday prepares you for something greater. And maybe what we consider great arent really great at all. perhaps purpose is to be found in the small things...the thing I try to remember is this, at the end all that will really be important and left standing is how did you love God, other people, and yourself...because after all, Love is the most important thing of all... take care and have a great day

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RAMONAFAY 10/10/2009 4:24PM

  I too have pondered these things!

I have decided to live each day as it comes; and to do the best I can with each day and then to just let it go! emoticon

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PANSYGAL 10/10/2009 10:10AM

    I've also asked all those questions. Can't say that I've come to a decision. I only know that interactions with others and how you relate to them is very important. You never know what that one thing you say or do may strike a spark in another. I quess the golden rule applies more than we realize and the important thing you leave behind is the people you love. So make sure those memories are good, for that is where you live on. Those people are your legacy. Hugs, Gail

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UNWILLING TO BE WILLING

Thursday, October 01, 2009

I have to be honest with myself and someone else; so if you are reading this, thank you for being that someone else. I do not want to weigh and measure my food. I do not want to use the nutrition tracker. I do not want to cut back on my crutch of eating. I do not want to start exercising on a regular basis. What hope is there for me ever accomplishing my goals? I am willing to sit at my computer and read about other people's success. I am willing to try and get in 3 milk servings a day and 5 fruits and vegetables. My willingness steps seem so small compared to the immenseness of my weight problem. Thanks for listening. Janet in dreary central Illinois

  
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LMSTRAW 12/20/2009 2:47AM

    I don't think anybody really WANTS to do this stuff. It's just what we feel is best for US. For our well being. I do want to feel better, physically and emotionally; feel better about myself. And, this is what it takes to do that. It's okay to feel this way. I resent like hell that my younger sisters can eat a half a chocolate cake for breakfast and never grow out of a size 6. It ain't fair; so what? You've given yourself permission to be abusive to yourself; now talk positive to you and give yourself permission to be good to you!
It helps me not to look at the big picture, just look at right NOW. Don't worry about tomorrow's wreckage; it ain't wrecked yet!
Linda
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TRECECOOKS 10/2/2009 1:48PM

    I know where you are. I'm there a lot, too. God bless, and know that we love you anyway!!

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RAMONAFAY 10/2/2009 1:40PM

  We all have days like this!
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FLASUN 10/2/2009 8:03AM

    Janet,
I know what you are saying 100%.....but all it takes is one baby step at a time....You can DO IT!!! If you Want to get Healthy, and lose the weight, you will put forth the effort and try to do your best! I know you can do it, keep reading everyone's post, join in our October challenges on the team and you know I'm wishing you the BEST!! Love ya, Janice emoticon

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JULSISGOOD 10/1/2009 10:53PM

    I can really relate to this right now - I don't want to...fill in the blank! But I think that even just one step towards living healthier is moving forward. Of course there are all the motivational and inspiring phrases, like you only have to take one step at a time, and you didn't gain this weight overnight...which help, but can seem like mere words in the moment. So I guess for me, I just do as much as a know I can, and try to be patient with myself until I can reach for that next goal. I'm here to help cheer you on, even if it's only in baby steps right now!
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JANRTEACH 10/1/2009 2:47PM

    Please start using the CAD program. I don't weigh or measure anything and I can have the carbs I truly want during a reward meal!! Hang in there.

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JANRTEACH 10/1/2009 2:47PM

    Please start using the CAD program. I don't weigh or measure anything and I can have the carbs I truly want during a reward meal!! Hang in there.

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THE ULTIMATE PARENTAL LOSS

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Someone in my extended family has committed suicide. He never got over his injuries and mental traumas from serving in the Iraq war. His vehicle was hit by a roadside bomb and his two buddies were killed instantly. He felt so guilty about having survived. His parents are so devastated. He must have been braver than me, because I am in no hurry to enter the "dark unknown" of death no matter how strong my faith is. But what can help console his parents?

  
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11-RENEWAL-20 10/1/2009 2:52PM

    Above all his parents, family and friends should not feel guilt. When a person makes the decision to end their life; they honestly feel that is the best choice for them. I'm so sorry. My grandson just returned from Iraq after a year at Camp Bucca...he witnessed things a person should never have to see. I hate war and the after effects for all involved.
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SASANDRA 9/29/2009 12:10AM

    This is such a sad thing to hear...my prayers and thoughts this young man's parents and family.
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REBECKY44 9/28/2009 10:43PM

    I'm so sorry to hear that.

I had two sons server in Iraq, one was on the ground the first night they went into Baghdad when bombs were flying. War is terrible. My son still has battle fatigue once in a while from the trauma of the fight.

As far as what you can say to console the family... I don't think there is anything you can say, except maybe that now he is out of his pain.

Hugs.

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MOMMA48 9/15/2009 10:43PM

    I'm so sorry to hear of your loss in your family. Having gone through the attempts my son has made -- I'm not sure there is anything anyone can do to console the parents at this time -- other than to be there with an understanding and supporting heart and to keep praying for their strength at this tragic time. Give them the shoulder to cry and lean on, but a parent losing a child has to be so heart-wrenching as they've lost a part of themselves. Time, memories and prayers -- and knowing they'll see him again some day -- he'll always be in their hearts and in their prayers until they meet again. You and yours are in my prayers.

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MOV4WARD 9/10/2009 2:50PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticoni am so sorry to hear this and will keep them in our t&p's that their grief will ease. (hugs)

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JULSISGOOD 9/9/2009 8:13PM

    I am so sorry. I can't imagine how hard that must be.
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GIGIDEANA130 9/9/2009 1:57PM

  I am so very sorry to hear this. My son in law did 2 tours in Iraq in combat zones the whole time, the last tour his best bud died in his arms shot 7 times he still has nightmares but has got some help dealing with it. My prayers are with your family.

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DIFROMWYOMING 9/9/2009 1:39PM

    emoticon So sorry to hear this.

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LKWQUILTER 9/9/2009 1:32PM

    Don't know what to say--sending prayers and good thoughts your way. ((((HUGS)))) Linda Kay

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RONIH2O 9/9/2009 12:56PM

    I am so sorry for your loss. My son just went off to boot camp last week and I dread every day where he will end up and the things he will see.


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GOSPELCLOWN 9/9/2009 12:52PM

    His parents will have to allow time to dull the pain. You could let them talk and remember (you will hear the same stories over & over) but giving them a listening ear is something you can do to help.

So sorry for your loss...
Karen

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MEMPHISMICHELE 9/9/2009 12:49PM

    That's so heartbreaking. My prayer's are for your family.

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A GIFT SENT FROM HEAVEN

Wednesday, September 02, 2009





Our mom, whose nickname was "Cookie", was a talented artist and seamstress. She passed away from cancer in September 1974. My sister, Debby, is now facing a cancer battle of her own. It is a stressful time for us, but some comfort came today in the form of a quilt sent from heaven.

About a month ago I saw a baby quilt at a garage sale for 50 cents. It looked like new, so even though we aren't expecting any babies in the family, I bought it to snuggle with while I rock this winter.

It has been a little chilly the last few days so I got it out to keep me warm while I took a nap in my chair. I noticed some writing on the bottom corner of the backing. I got my magnifying glass so I could read it's message. It says:

This quilt has been designed and made in honor of "Cookie" for all of her relentless and unselfish time and energy, making a time of illness less frightening for so many past, present and future. It was designed as a child might have drawn and colored it. May you enjoy the quilt as much as I have in making it. Signed Opal L. French

This gift sent from heaven is meant for my sister. It will comfort her and warm her soul as she fights her own battle with cancer. Yes cancer sucks and I hate to see her have to go through all the procedures; but it is such a blessing to feel our mother's presence again.

No amount of time or space can separate you from your mother's eternal love.

  
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SLIMMERKIWI 9/3/2009 5:11AM

    That is definitely no coincedence. What a beautiful thing to have happen at this time. My thoughts are with you and your sister!
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JULSISGOOD 9/2/2009 9:08PM

    Wow, that is so cool! It couldn't have been planned any better!
I pray for strength and comfort for you and your sister.
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NO_SNOW_BODY 9/2/2009 7:49PM

    Wow the is a true gift from heaven and may your sister feel your mother near as she battles. I hope as you held it you also felt the spirit of someone watching over you.

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DAWNWATERWOMAN 9/2/2009 7:19PM

    God is good... all the time. Thank you for sharing your miracle with us. I trust that your sister will love the quilt. I have already put you on my prayer list for the upcoming surgery. I will include your sister on the list as well my friend. Lots of love, Dawn emoticon

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BOOPBETTY7 9/2/2009 6:53PM

    Oh my the Lord is watching over you and may he also grant you your wish. Cancer is an awful disease I too lost my Mom from cancer over 26 years ago this past June. My prayers and thought go out to you and your sister.

What a coincidence many would say NO!! I believe that it was meant for you to get this out and see this message to help you and your sister on this journey dealing with cancer.

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SLIMQUEST 9/2/2009 6:21PM

    What an amazing and inspirational story. I just wrote "A Shout Down from Heaven" blog entry. Your title caught my eye. I guess we both had some miracles today come from heaven huh?........how cool is that??????

Thanks for sharing!!!!! I will pray for your sister too.

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