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what is working

Monday, March 30, 2009

Well I went on vacation for a week I did not gain or lose. I did eat out a lot. Eat things that I normally would not have. I think what kept me stable with the weight is that my sister and I did a lot of walking. you know what they say about vacations "it is to get away but even better to come home". I had a lot of fun but I missed my bed.

Now that spring is here the snow is almost gone I can start working in the yard and I know that always helps to jump start the activity. Fruits and veggie in season are fresh and cheaper . I always like to eat out of the garden, this year we are trying a few new things to plant I don't know how it will work but we will see this fall.

I am walking outside more. some times Leaha will want to take a walk 2 or 3 times a day which helps yet our walk unusually are much slower and several stops to look and the water or a bug or some kind of wild life. You know little ones are distracted by the littlest thing. I think that is why I like our walks so much. Seeing the world through her eyes. You can see so much that you once had forgotten.

  
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JIBBIE49 3/30/2009 3:38PM

    Taking a walk is GOOD. emoticon

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BLUESTARMOM 3/30/2009 10:48AM

    A slower pace isn't always a bad thing. You are exercising your mental health by taking time to smell the roses. Don't you just love this time of year?

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STUDIETWO 3/30/2009 10:46AM

    Vacations are tough on diets, but you came through with flying colors! Good for you! Keep up the great work! emoticon
Pat

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Me

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Well here I am telling you again about the things I have learned over the last year about ME. I can say it in just a few words. I love me I may need to shed a few pounds but that does not make ME. I have a wonderful family and a very active grand daughter who fills every empty moment with joy. You could ask for more!!! Life is great and I love ME.

  
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JIBBIE49 2/28/2009 5:29PM

    Hey, we are looking at a first start as the NEW month arrives!!! emoticon

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get to like who I am

Saturday, February 21, 2009

It has been almost a year since I started Spark. I have not reached my goal fell short by 20 pounds. In that years time I have changed my way of eating to a more healthier way. DD and her family moved in and we have improved their eating habits. By doing this I have been able to lower my cholesterol. I am walking more. And I have learned to eat healthier snacks.

I guess I am at a place in my life that can finally say I like who I am. I do not like my weight but I know I am changing that even if it is taking me longer than I have hoped.
I also have excepted the fact that I will have to work harder as I take many meds that I take have the side effect of weight gain.
I have learned that when you get past that magic age you have to work harder to shed pounds.
I have learned that my Grand daughter still loves me even when I have extra pounds on my mid section.
I have learned that it is the little things that count not the big things.
I have learned that it is not over for my diet just because I eat candy today.
I have learned that it takes more time to loss the weight from one piece of cake than one apple.
I have learned that I can not skip meals to loss weight That in fact I have to eat more .
I have learned that I can feel full after eating an apple on a small dish of cottage cheese.
I have learned that I still feel hungery after eating a full box of good and plenty's.
I have learned that I no longer look for food to save me from my stressful live.
I learned that a good long walk makes life easier to deal with.
I have learned that a new hair cut does wonders for the soul.
I have learned that it is ok to like me. That I am fun. I have a great way to laugh
I have learned that I do Love me.

  
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BLUESTARMOM 2/23/2009 5:58AM

    You are very wise! Regardless of how much or how little we weigh, we have to learn to love ourselves. All the pounds lost in the world isn't going to make a bit of difference if we don't feel good about ourselves. And I love the comment about the box of Good and Plentys- I used to LOVE eating those things!

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JIBBIE49 2/21/2009 11:23PM

    I really do need to get a new hair cut and to dye my hair which I haven't done for nearly five years. The gray needs to go emoticon emoticon emoticon

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AQUAGIRL08 2/21/2009 10:09AM

    Congratulations in advance for your upcoming one year anniversary!!! Way to stick with it. You have learned so much in the past year. Things that you've learned will stay with you for a lifetime. I really admire what you've accomplished! I know that you'll lose that last 20 pounds too. With all you've learned it would be hard not to.

Have a great day!

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Spring

Sunday, February 08, 2009

This time of year I think that I can not stand any more snow than the seed catalogs start coming in!!!! Whoo Hoo spring will be here soon and I can work in the garden!!! All the unfinished winter projects will get packed and all the summer projects start. This summer the “girls in the hood” wants to help with my garden . I guess you would say we are going to have a community garden. I don’t even care who helps I love to work in the garden. Every year I give so much away and every year I say I will not make the garden big and year it gets bigger. So this year will be fun having others helping. We are even going to get the kids working. My grand daughter loves to work with me no matter what I do she wants to have her hands in it. So she will have her own garden tools. I am one who hates to wear gloves when I work in the dirt. I want to be able to feel the dirt in my hands. My hands end up a mess but I do not care I figure that soap and water is cheap and so is lotion. So today I will look for seeds and start planning the garden. Spring is coming spring is around the corner. Whoo Hoo spring spring spring if I say it enough it will be spring MAYBE? emoticon emoticon

  
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JIBBIE49 2/9/2009 1:57AM

    Spring WILL come.

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MSUEQUILTS 2/8/2009 8:30PM

    You're not alone! I am anxiously waiting for spring too! My favorite day of the year is December 21, because the days start getting longer each and every day!

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changes

Friday, January 09, 2009

Well went to the Dr today in hopes that I would get good news, but I didn't he changed my meds because they are not working as well as they did. I also have new things going on that I need new meds for and with all This the side effect for the must important one says in big bold letter will increase appetite mostly for sweets. How could this be he knows I am trying to keep my weight in check. I guess I just have to work harder to eat the right foods. I will work out harder and walk more.

  
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JIBBIE49 1/9/2009 8:45PM

    My brother has some bi-polar medicine he is on now that has a side-effect listed for sweets. I told him, I've had that since I can remember, but I just have to keep the food OUT of the house. He's a Meat N Potatoes eater, so sweets aren't his interest. emoticon

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