Sunday, September 29, 2013
Here it is my 2nd day of being back on the "Spark wagon" and I tracked all my food and fell within my ranges on calories and fat grams only went over by 9. Carbs in line. Fantastic.
Well here's where the trouble begins...I just went to the fridge, and pulled out a container of Duncan Hines Buttercream Chocolate Icing and started with a spoon eating spoons of icing. Don't even know how much ate. I was so proud of my success earlier and now I have blown it and don't even know by how much. I was craving chocolate....well needless to say, I'm not craving it now, but I sure feel like a big cheating failure. Oh I know tomorrow is another day, but all day long I tried so hard and in 10 minutes time BLEW IT! :(
Saturday, September 28, 2013
Well I tracked all my food today and was in line with everything except went over about 50 something in calories....when I look at my food log, (yes I planned the wine) but the big tablespoon of Breyers Ice Cream put me over the top. OK OK it's better than sitting down with a big bowl and I figure that tablespoon would satisfy me. It did, but now I wish I had planned for it. That's ok. I can tell by my log I am serious again. I plan on stopping at the store tomorrow after church to get some lunches to take to work and some bananas to add to my diet as my potassium is rather low. I hardly ever eat fruit and bananas are good for blood pressure (which I take a pill for) and also good for fighting depression. Not my favorite thing, but I am getting serious again. I planned on exercising today but that's ok too...for tomorrow is another day and I plan on starting my day with 15 minutes on my elliptical. Happy evening everyone....let's do this Spark thing together!!
Wednesday, March 28, 2012
Well this morning, I have had a cheese omelet made with Egg Beaters, Turkey Sausage & Coffee with Fat Free Half & Half. I feel like I'm doing better after yesterday being a whirlwind bender!
I got up yesterday morning and had a Protein Shake and Coffee. Worked at the little branch of bank near my house that has the Huddle House restaurant and Baskin Robbins Ice Cream and a convenient store of goodies all under one roof. Well it hit me about 10 a.m. I was sitting there with my internal struggle going on within my brain and stomach. I announced "Who will go in with me on a pizza for lunch?" Knowing we were getting pizza, I still wandered over to the market and came back with a big bag of Ruffles Potato Chips and Mayfield's French Onion Dip. I did drink water with my so called "SNACK." small.....miniscule victory! So after taking my lunch hour to come home and check on my dog and do a couple things in the house, I went back to work and asked, "Has our pizza been ordered?" 1 hour later, I sat in the back with the co-worker who split the order with me. We got the Pizza Hut $10 deal of a medium one topping pizza, bread sticks with marinara and cinna sticks with frosting. After 3 pieces of pizza, 3 breadsticks, and a couple of cinna sticks, I was content. Or so I thought.
Around 4 pm, I announce, "I'm craving cheesecake." Off I wander to Huddle House to buy a piece of cheesecake. They are out. Should have scurried back to the bank, but 10 minutes later find myself with syrup scented breath, after having substituted a waffle instead.
I was feeling sick, had a headache and very tired. YA THINK? All those carbs and calories after having done so so well. After 5 pm and coming home, I let the dog out to potty and feed her and go upstairs to sit in the recliner. Feeling like garbage!!!!! Wake up around 10:30 and decide to get ready for bed. So all that food and it basically destroys my evening, the way I feel, and how good I have been.
Today is a day of eating healthier again, doing some yard work, laundry and getting back on track.
Bless me Spark world for I have sinned...in such an excessive way!
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
I have been thankful many times in my life (at later times for unanswered prayers. I wouldn't have thought so at the time...old boyfriends who made the relationship to toxic...jobs I thought I wanted but didn't get to find out later they weren't as good as I thought, etc. (YOU GET THE PICTURE!)
But today I am extremely grateful for the news Jack got. Many yrs ago, before we were married, he had his daughter in a Volkswagon Beetle with him. This was in the early to mid '70s. They were coming home from a baton competition she had been in. Someone hit him in another car. No major injuries they thought at that time. Ya know back then some cars didn't even have seatbelts...the hit knocked him out of his seat & his head hit the roof inside the car very hard. He went to the hospital. All they did then was give you a brace for you back & some pain meds & tell you to take it easy.
Then later, in the 80s, he was working on "The Living Christmas Tree." This is a program at a church they do almost every year & they build this huge stand for the members that sing to stand in & they decorate the wood to look like a tree. He was helping construct it & and something gave way. He was at the top which was very high in the air & fell & had to have a steel plate put in his leg.
Later, in the late 80s, he was building the two story cabin we live in. We weren't married at that time, because I would have had a stroke, but he was on top of the metal roof tied off with a rope. His shoes slid & before you knew it, he had slid off the roof. The rope swung about 4 times & then SNAP...the metal roof cut it & he bounced off a block wall with his forehead and onto the concrete below.
Earlier last year (or maybe it was the year) before his back started really hurting him. It hurt to the point he would be on heating pads & and taking Acetaminophen for pain and going to the doctor who also prescribe pain meds. Finally he said something was going to have to be done. They x-rayed his back & said it was a mess. He has bones in his spine that need the insides scraped out and the alignment of this spine is a nightmare. They said it should have killed him or paralyzed him. The treatments that were advise were: 1. Physical Therapy Exercises (which he has been doing for almost a year); 2. Epidurals in the back (which he has had about 4 in 1 year); and 3. Back Surgery.
It has gotten to the point he went to see his doctor & was told due to his age (he's 68 (25 yrs older than me)) that his surgery was very serious and could leave him on his back for up 4 to 6 months. Well of course he didn't want that, but the pain has been so bad that he decided to talk to another doctor.
A neurologist was recommended that we were told was very good & does this kind of surgery & Jack had an appointment this morning. He saw the doctor and the doctor check him out & everything and told him this is a surgery that he performs 2 or 3 X per week. That he would be in the hospital for 2 to 3 days & come home and be able to do almost any activity...just not lifting or anything strenous for 6 weeks...6 WEEKS...it's a heck of a lot better than 6 months.
I just want to give God the glory for answered prayers by Jack, myself, and our church. I am sooo happy & so is Jack!
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