ROXYZMOM   72,398
60,000-79,999 SparkPoints
ROXYZMOM's Recent Blog Entries

Quick blog...

Friday, November 04, 2011

My mom is coming over to visit and I do not want to be on the computer while she is here, so I am writing this half way through my day. I am getting excited for NYC tomorrow, it should be crowded with all the marathoners. I wonder how many of them are Sparkers!

Calories are going well -- 713 right now. I have eaten a good breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack. I still have dinner and a night time snack left for today.

I worked 6.5 hours today, got an early ride home with my son when he was done classes. I picked up the house a little bit when I got home. My husband is doing a really good job with it, I just have to get one of my boys to sweep this weekend. I am keeping up with my husband and my wash. The boys do their own - their wives will thank me some day!

My foot was a little sore on top today, I don't think I wrapped it right after my shower this morning. I re-wrapped it this afternoon, it is doing better.

So, that's it - nothing exciting - which is fine with me - I like it calm!


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GMAN1952 11/5/2011 9:01AM

    Enjoy her visit, mine is gone and I miss her very much.

Report Inappropriate Comment
INFLATED 11/4/2011 5:54PM

    Have a good time!

Report Inappropriate Comment
CLIMBERS_ROCK 11/4/2011 5:19PM

    Enjoy your moether's visit. I wish I could visit with my mother again for even five minutes.

Report Inappropriate Comment

There's Always Tomorrow...

Thursday, November 03, 2011

Only ate 846 calories today -- didn't eat enough calories at dinner. I had steamed shrimp and steamed broccoli out at a restaurant. I did good with all my snacks, breakfast and lunch. I didn't get home until 9 PM and I was filled.

Oh, well, as Scarlet O'Hara said "There's Always Tomorrow" - gotta love her!


On a good note, I got in 20 mins of exercise between work (which was full time) and going out. I was going to finish my workout when I got home from the restaurant but "Person of Interest" was on - my husband and I love that show! It is too intense to watch and work-out at the same time. Now it's 10:10 PM and I am going to get ready for bed. I did get a little bit of walking in today going to and from the restaurant and my foot is doing pretty good; it didn't swell up too bad.

I am getting excited for the weekend! I am going on a bus trip to New York City with my Mom Saturday to see a play on broadway (I forget which one) and lunch. I am going to take my scooter so I can get around a little bit. I love Times Square and all the people.

It is so nice to be able to get out again!


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

FITFORMYFAMILY 11/4/2011 11:15PM

    My husband is watching Person of Interest on Hulu as I'm writing this. emoticon I like it, too, but am only halfway paying attention.

Your Saturday sounds wonderful! I hope you have fun!

Report Inappropriate Comment
INFLATED 11/4/2011 12:04AM

    I really liked what you wrote on my page about God supplying for your business so that you could keep your workers employed.

I pray you have a safe trip and an enjoyable time in New York. Thanks for the idea about putting spaghetti sauce aside for myself. Lately, anything out of sight is out of mind and I am stumbling more and more trying to remember names of places and people.

I asked my doctor to check me for Alzheimer's since my Mom has it. She said she could, but there was a strong possibility if I did have it, that my insurance might drop me. I know when Mom was seen by a visiting nurse to assess her dementia, she gave her a blank piece of paper and told her to draw a clock on it. Mom drew a circle about the size of a quarter (coin) on the paper. The nurse told me that for some reason, people with Alzheimer's never use the whole paper to make the circle.

I did remember that I bought two yams and I cooked one in the microwave and had it with salt and pepper, honey and margarine. It is like a dessert like that. I have a cauliflower and broccoli crowns too that I may cook when we have chicken.

Comment edited on: 11/4/2011 12:06:38 AM

Report Inappropriate Comment
ANDRE_CSPRINGS 11/3/2011 10:32PM

    Good focus, way to go! Your attitude inspires others!

Report Inappropriate Comment

Day 20 of Recovery and a Better Calorie Day...

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

I consumed 1183 calories today and did upper and core body chair exercises for 85 minutes before going to work this morning. It felt good to start the day out that way. I am walking on my foot a little bit now. It feels a little bit odd (still swollen). I am still using the walker a lot.

My son dropped me off at work, so I made sure to pack my lunch and afternoon snack ahead of time. I didn't want a repeat of yesterday (not enough calories)! I packed a Lightlife Smart Dog (veggie dog) for my protein at lunch -- I love them! Yesterday I didn't drink much water (drank a ton of chinese tea), so today I made sure I consumed a lot of water at work. It really fills me up.

Now I have to work on my folate intake. I am eating at least 1 cup of broccoli per day, but it is not enough. I am always "under folate" on the SparkPeople daily nutrition summary. I also eat spinach salads. Still can't seem to get enough folate!

Tonight I participated in the weekly SparkPeople LiveMind meeting. It helps to keep me focused during the week and has now become part of my Wednesday night routine. We go over visualizing our goals, woohoo moments, and a new topic/ideas each week to help us reach our goals. Some participants have been participating for a while, other are just starting out. I am learning a lot from everyone. It's pretty cool.


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

DETERMINED_SOUL 11/3/2011 12:42PM

    You are doing great! It's amazing how well you are recovering and still staying on track; it is very difficult for some people and you make it seem so easy. Kudos to you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
INFLATED 11/3/2011 4:13AM

    You are doing well.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Day 19 of Recovery and Too Low on Calories...

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

I consumed 1013 calories today. I missed eating a fruit at breakfast. I had to get a blood test (for cholesterol) this morning and didn't eat my cereal until 10 AM. I had a good lunch and ate the orange I was supposed to eat for breakfast as my afternoon snack. I was also supposed to eat a dairy or protein for my afternoon snack and did not. I had brought cottage cheese, I still felt filled from lunch. So, the bottom line is I got behind on eating and never quite caught up!! I did eat a good dinner and nutrisystem dessert. I also did not drink as much water as I should have today. I worked from 10 - 4:30 today. I have bottled water in my office. I drank A LOT of hot tea instead. (No sugar, so it wasn't too bad).

Sorry if this is bouncing around, I am analyzing it so I eat at 100/150 more cals tomorrow.

Stay Sparked!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

52WEEKSLAURA 11/2/2011 2:28PM

    I am trying to eat a big breakfast so I can start working out around 11am instead of 8pm. I have more energy at 8pm than at 11am as it is now.

Thank you for the breakfast ideas Inflated.

Report Inappropriate Comment
INFLATED 11/2/2011 12:22AM

    I eat a large breakfast every day. I like eggs, toast and coffee. I sometimes put onions in the eggs and make an omelet, or leave out the onions and put salsa down the middle of the omelet before folding it over. I add cheese on the inside of it at times too.

1/2 bagel with cream cheese or a peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

Different breakfasts for me.

My calories build up quick.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Day 18 of Recovery and The Temptation of Sugared Coated Pecans & Firebird's Bread, Oh My!!!...

Monday, October 31, 2011

Ate 1006 calories today. I went to Firebird's Restaurant for lunch with my husband. He was craving their BLT salad. I had their grilled shrimp, strawberry and goat cheese salad minus the dressing and sugared pecans. It was hard to tell the waitress to skip the pecans, but I knew if they were in front of me it may be too much temptation for me - they are so good! I ate 1/2 my salad (mainly ate the shrimp and strawberries). There was another vegetable in the salad called "jikima". The waitress said it is a mexican veggie the chef adds to make the salad crunchy. I am going to see if I can find it at the grocery store - they cut it like thin french fries. I brought my nutrisystem lunch bar and ate it while my husband ate the delicious bread they serve after you sit down. I didn't touch it. My husband told me he was proud of my will power. emoticon

I went to the foot doctor today. After looking at the xrays, he said my foot is healing nicely. I am allowed to start walking on it a little bit. He said I should get rid of the knee cart next Friday. And, I am allowed to drive in 2 weeks! I walked on it a little bit tonight. It feels like I am walking on a sponge. My foot is still swollen on the bottom so my toes do not touch the ground when I put my foot down -- too weird! The real good news is that I can get my foot wet! Yayyy! I can get a shower whenever I want...ahhh, the little things that make my day!

Tonight we had our first trick-or-treaters since we moved 3 years ago. Thank God I bought candy before my foot surgery. I do it every year and my husband always asks "why?". I would have been mortified if I didn't have any candy when they came to the door. The kids thanked me for the candy, I thanked them for coming down!! emoticon

I hope you are enjoying your Halloween!!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

52WEEKSLAURA 11/2/2011 2:35PM

    We had 4 trick or treaters and a ton of candy left over. Next year I will put up bright lights so the kids will come down our road! We saw a bunch of kids go by. We also had a great time before the night began at the movies. The kids took us to see "Puss in Boots". We had beautiful weather too!

It is good to read that you are well on your way to recovery emoticon

Here's a BIG star for doing so well! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
INFLATED 11/2/2011 12:19AM

    Ahh, the first shower! I had to wait until my cast was removed. My leg had shrunk in size and had hair nubs all over it, it was gross to have to walk out of the doctor's office office that way.

I have never had jicama. I don't like feta or goat cheese.

Report Inappropriate Comment
THISISIT-PA 11/1/2011 8:41PM

    emoticon walking AND bathing! Quite a treat! Seriously, I'm happy you're doing so well.

Report Inappropriate Comment
KAREN_NY 11/1/2011 1:31PM

    Jicama is a terrific treat! I love the crunchy texture, but seldom buy it - good idea. :)

Thanks for sharing the good news - enjoy that shower!

Report Inappropriate Comment
JUDYPOPPINS 10/31/2011 9:35PM

    Good for you making such great choices. I love jicama (I never even heard of it until we moved to the southwest)'s a big potato-like veggie. Hard to cut up, but really good (IMO).

Glad to hear your foot is healing well. Enjoy that shower!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
FITFORMYFAMILY 10/31/2011 9:28PM

    You keep writing about all these delicious-sounding salads. It's nice to feel tempted by descriptions of foods that are actually good for you!
I'm really happy to hear all of the news from the doctor. Now you could relax in a bubble bath, too. Nice!
Happy Halloween!

Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 Last Page