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Another Monday....must mean another video!

Monday, January 27, 2014


I'm back again...in a much brighter mood and with some more insight into my approach to losing the weight this time around.

  
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CLPURNELL 1/30/2014 4:20PM

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ANNIESADVENTURE 1/27/2014 10:03PM

    The book sounds interesting. I'll be looking forward to your insights here.
Grocery shopping makes me uncomfortably warm, too, so I understand how easy it is to grab something cold to drink.


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GOALWTIN7 1/27/2014 9:06PM

  I would really enjoy hearing about each chapter and thank you for sharing the book with us. I also need the sun to lift my spirits. Did you ever try a sun lamp? I'm in California and if there's no sun for a few days I get depressed and I do not have a problem with depression unless there is no sun.

Have a good week

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STR458 1/27/2014 4:34PM

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anyway, lol to look through the windows you'd never know how cold it is
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January 20 - my birthday

Monday, January 20, 2014

Not much to say, but at least I said something! emoticon

  
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BUCS1221 1/27/2014 9:49PM

    Hi Jill.
Hang in there. Try to find something that can brighten up your day and I am glad you are on spark people to. My birthday was Jan.11 and i just joined one week and learning so much. great video and I will be praying for you as you are on the weight journey too.
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1DERLAND14 1/25/2014 2:38PM

    Happy Happy Belated Birthday!!! I hope you are feeling much better.
I know this journey isn't easy, but try to take it one day at a time. emoticon

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_BABE_ 1/21/2014 2:43AM

    I am sorry you are feeling blue and especially on your birthday. Let`s do this and I think we both know we will feel better the more pounds we peel off. I am not quitting and I don`t want you to quit either....we can do this!

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STR458 1/21/2014 1:11AM

    this is a come as you are gig! says the lady usually in her robe & pjs....(me)
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NYARAMULA 1/21/2014 12:11AM

    Happy birthday!

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PATIENTSAM 1/20/2014 8:04PM

    emoticon Happy Birthday! Sorry you are having such a bad day, but I liked what you said in the beginning about trying and not giving up. You can do this and I am so glad your daughter will join you. One day at a time, one moment at a time. You will get there.

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LOLA_LALA 1/20/2014 7:01PM

    I hope you feel much better...medical stress is very difficult, I know, as are depression and anxiety. I'm sorry you have to go through these... emoticon Little is more painful than depression, especially when medical stress is added to the mix. It'll be helpful to have this straightened out. You have such soft, pretty brown eyes and gorgeous hair...and pink is your color! All the same, a very Happy Birthday to you today, and good luck with that great new cookbook. You're trying hard, and I believe you're on the right track. Keep on keepin' on, and I predict a much sunnier future for you emoticon emoticon emoticon Susan

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SPARK-PPL-GIRL 1/20/2014 6:50PM

    emoticon Happy Birthday! emoticon A new age, a new outlook :-)

I find exercising regularly helps keep my mood better. Enjoy the cookbook :-)

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NANASUEDEE 1/20/2014 6:34PM

    I admire you for doing such a difficult blog - I'm sure it wasn't easy for you.

Happy Birthday and keep on Sparking!!!!!!!

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FRAN0426 1/20/2014 5:55PM

    Happy Birthday today. Hope tomsrrow is a better day for you. Get up and move, that always seems to help somewhat, and even small steps add up. Will enjoy hearing what new recipes you are trying to eat healthier. Best of luck, and hope the doctor has some answers for you tomorrow.

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KRITTEN1 1/20/2014 5:03PM

    First, emoticon Happy Birthday!! emoticon

You may not have felt like blogging, but you did! That is emoticon !

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and never, never give up!!


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LIVINGLOVINLIFE 1/20/2014 4:49PM

    Every day counts. It does not matter really how good or bad we feel. I deal with depression have for along time. But I do know I feel better the more active I am. Every day I have to make up my mind I will make it through the day, I will eat healthy, I will do some fitness etc. I usually find getting outside is better for me. But remember every day is a new day in our life. We can do this. We deserve to be happy and feel good. I hope you will feel happier tomorrow. Know you can drop a note anytime I am really a good listener and I give hugs freely. emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon ....Pat

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COASTAL6 1/20/2014 4:10PM

    Happy Happy Birthday to you, my friend! emoticon
Don't give up!
Keep Sparking!
One step backward, two steps forward, that's my motto for today.
I'm rooting for you!
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Stay tuned...

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Things have been going along pretty much the same. My daughter and I have been trying so very hard to eat well, buying the best ingredients and making soups and other healthy dishes that have leftovers.

We've officially decided to work on weight loss together, and our new start date is Monday, which coincidentally is my 44th birthday. I'm trying to get her to start her own Spark page to keep track and use all the wonderful tools and support I've found here. I'm seeing my endocrinologist the following day to get updated labs and see where I'm at on that front. We're also going to talk other strategies to keep the momentum going with overall weight loss.

Finally, I'm going to start back with my video blogging...it's very therapeutic for me and hopefully my friends will get some benefit as well.

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COASTAL6 1/20/2014 4:12PM

    I believe you can do this!
Keep Sparking, my friend!
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JDDAIRY 1/19/2014 8:50AM

    Together, you and your daughter will be able to do amazing things.

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ANGORA4 1/16/2014 12:08AM

    How exciting! Wonderful news.
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CLPURNELL 1/15/2014 9:38PM

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SEAFLOAT 1/15/2014 6:48PM

    That's great that you two can be support and accountability for each other. My husband and I have been working on it together also, and it really has been wonderful. I wish you two the best! emoticon

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FRAN0426 1/15/2014 5:34PM

    How nice to have a buddy to work through your journey with. You can keep each other accountable for keeping on track. All the best to both of you.

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Keepin' it clean

Monday, January 06, 2014

My main nutritional goal for this year is to eat clean as often as I can. I'm pleased to say that it's been working out pretty well so far.

This noon, my daughter made some bean and rice burritos that were to die for...and made plenty for days to come. Filled with pinto beans, brown rice, corn, cilantro, and spices, we wrapped them up in whole grain tortillas and topped them with some avocado and some Greek yogurt. TASTY!

We find a lot of our recipes in All You magazine, which I LOVE to read from cover to cover as soon as I get it in the mail. Tonight, I decided to make Ginger Soy Tilapia with some stir-fry veggies on the side.

The fish was so easy-peasy...I have found a 3-pound package of tilapia at our grocery store that will give us 3-4 meals for under $8. I thawed out the fillets, then put each on a square of tinfoil. I topped each with fresh grated ginger, a Tbsp of soy sauce, a 1/2 tsp of sesame oil, and fresh cracked pepper. Then I tightly wrapped each in their own little tinfoil packets and popped them in the oven for 15-20 at 425 degrees.

While they were cooking, I took a couple teaspoons of minced garlic and warmed it in a Tbsp of EVOO. I added a bag of frozen stir-fry veggies and some bottled teriyaki sauce to make a quick side dish.

I know that the veggies could have been "better" without the sugary sauce and that I didn't have low-sodium soy sauce on hand, so the fish was a tad on the salty side. But this is how I'm planning things from here on out...trial and error.

For a snack tonight, I had a couple small Honeycrisp apples with 2 Tbsp of my peanut/coconut spread drizzled all over them...heaven!

Tomorrow's my dad's 86th birthday, so there will be pizza and my daughter's famous sweet potato pecan pie for dessert tomorrow night. No big thing. Light lunch and portion control at dinner is the plan!

Until tomorrow....take care of yourselves!!!



  
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COASTAL6 1/20/2014 4:17PM

    I love your blog,
your doing great!
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DIANER2014 1/9/2014 6:36PM

    The food sounds great! Keep up the good work! Good luck!

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ROMANTILLY 1/7/2014 4:05PM

    Eat a big salad or something before dinner so you won't be hungry to tempted. That's what helps me out. If I don't have salad, I'll have a big bowl of steamed veggies like broccoli or Brussels sprouts. They fill me up with nutrition so I don't want junk later. Good luck to you.

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DAWNRHARV 1/7/2014 10:59AM

    That sounds really good... last summer I figured out how to grill really good fish, but I've never been able to successfully bake it.. so I'm going to have to try this! I love tilapia! :) Thanks for sharing it! Keep up the good work... a day at a time. :)


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SPARK-PPL-GIRL 1/7/2014 12:28AM

    Sounds all good. Cooking is such an experiment but just have fun with it and you'll get all the values to what you want over time. I just made Greek Yogurt Mac & Cheese with Spinach in it for my first time. The recipe was simple yet I messed up every step lol Still looked so tasty that I wanted to eat some but the lick of a spoon had to do because I made it late tonight in prep for tomorrow :-)

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LINDA! 1/6/2014 11:57PM

    Yum...the food sounds great.

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GRIMMSUE 1/6/2014 11:53PM

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Short n' sweet...

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Not much to say today...did stay up all night then felt awful in the a.m. Laid around most of the day trying to recoup my energy but had a tummyache and headache, which is likely from not enough water and the screwed up day/night.

Feeling a little better after a couple of scrambled eggs and toast with a big glass of H2O. Tomorrow is a new day and I hope to get the measurements done and up and also plan on setting up a doc appt to get lab work done.

Until then, my friends...

  
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JAMBABY0 1/5/2014 10:07PM

    thanks for sharing

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