**CHARLIE**'s SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=%2A%2ACHARLIE%2A%2A **CHARLIE**'s Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Day 38 of 90 (Thursday 7/18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426495 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>248</em> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:25:57 EST Day 37 of 90 (Wednesday 7/17) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425081 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>46</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>46</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>46</em> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 09:11:23 EST Day 36 of 90 (Tuesday 7/16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424676 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>248</em> Wed, 17 Jul 2013 22:14:04 EST Day 35 of 90 (Monday 7/15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423440 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>248</em> Tue, 16 Jul 2013 20:51:45 EST Day 34 of 90 (Sunday 7/14) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421794 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>248</em> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 12:05:44 EST day 33 of 90 (Saturday 7/13) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420900 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>46</em> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 16:56:51 EST Day 32 of 90 (Friday 7/12) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420899 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>46</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>46</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>46</em> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 16:56:01 EST Day 31 of 90 (Thursday 7/11) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5418828 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>46</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>248</em> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 11:11:08 EST Day 30 of 90 (Wednesday 7/10) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5417756 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>46</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>46</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>46</em> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:05:09 EST Day 29 of 90 (Tuesday 7/9) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5416662 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>248</em> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 11:24:19 EST Day 28 of 90 (Monday 7/8) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415759 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>248</em> Tue, 9 Jul 2013 16:22:06 EST Day 27 of 90 (Sunday 7/7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414894 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>248</em> Mon, 8 Jul 2013 22:21:26 EST Day 26 of 90 (Saturday 7/6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413275 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>248</em> Sun, 7 Jul 2013 13:31:12 EST Day 22-25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412491 Tuesday (7/2) Day 22: <BR> Stayed within my calorie range - <em>46</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Wednesday (7/3) Day 23: <BR> Stayed within my calorie range - <em>46</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Thursday (7/4) Day 24: <BR> Stayed within my calorie range - <em>46</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>46</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water -... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 15:29:04 EST Day 21 of 90 (Monday 7/1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408963 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>46</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>248</em> Tue, 2 Jul 2013 20:54:32 EST Day 20 of 90 (Sunday 6/30) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407340 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>46</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>46</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>46</em> Mon, 1 Jul 2013 11:31:10 EST day 19 of 90 (Saturday 6/29) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407337 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>248</em> Mon, 1 Jul 2013 11:30:01 EST Day 18 of 90 (Friday 6/28) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405310 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>46</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>46</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>248</em> Sat, 29 Jun 2013 09:17:29 EST Day 17 of 90 (Thursday 6/27) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404520 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>248</em> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:08:58 EST Day 16 of 90 (Wednesday 6/26) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403872 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>46</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>46</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>46</em> Thu, 27 Jun 2013 19:20:05 EST Day 15 of 90 (Tuesday 6/25) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402969 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>46</em> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:57:08 EST Day 14 of 90 (Monday 6/24) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401192 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>248</em> Tue, 25 Jun 2013 10:11:54 EST Day 13 of 90 (Sunday 6/23) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400270 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>46</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>46</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Saw Monsters University which was great. I didn't need to eat 2 lbs of skittles and popcorn though <em>24</em> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 13:34:28 EST Day 12 of 90 (Saturday 6/22) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398919 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>248</em> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 08:45:22 EST Day 11 of 90 (Friday 6/21) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398353 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>46</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>46</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>46</em> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 14:34:46 EST Day 10 of 90 (Thursday 6/20) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398352 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>46</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>248</em> Sat, 22 Jun 2013 14:34:13 EST Day 9 of 90 (Wednesday 6/19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396433 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>46</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>46</em> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 14:56:37 EST Day 8 of 90 (Tuesday 6/18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5395274 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>46</em> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 13:48:31 EST Day 7 of 90 (Monday 6/17) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5393207 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>46</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>46</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>46</em> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:49:03 EST Day 6 of 90 (Sunday 6/16) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391947 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>46</em> Wasn't even close. <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>46</em> Mon, 17 Jun 2013 11:50:56 EST Day 5 of 90 (Saturday 6/15) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390593 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>248</em> Sun, 16 Jun 2013 08:39:14 EST Day 4 of 90 (Friday 6/14) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390084 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> Exercised - Does playing in the pool for 1 hour count? <em>237</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>248</em> Sat, 15 Jun 2013 15:39:06 EST Day 3 of 90 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389071 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>46</em> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 12:40:57 EST Day 2 of 90 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387417 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> Exercised - Does playing in the pool for 2 hours count? <em>237</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>46</em> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:11:24 EST Day 1 of 90 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386357 Stayed within my calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> Exercised - <em>248</em> <BR> Drank 64 oz of water - <em>248</em> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 22:33:58 EST Remember http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187822 Dear Beth: <BR> <BR> Remember when you eat healthy you feel better. <BR> <BR> Remember that eating does not solve your problems. <BR> <BR> Remember that food is used to fuel your body, not a social activity or competition. <BR> <BR> Remember that when you're at your goal weight, how happy you are and how happy you are to be wearing that smaller size. <BR> <BR> Remember how much easier it is to chase after a small child. <BR> <BR> Remember how fun it is to climb into children's for... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 09:42:31 EST Remember http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186240 I posted this blog over a year ago. What if I actually used this as motivation, I would be at my goal weight. Maybe I should make it a goal to post this same blog everyday so I will remember. <BR> <BR> Dear Beth: <BR> <BR> Remember when you eat healthy you feel better. <BR> <BR> Remember that eating does not solve your problems. <BR> <BR> Remember that food is used to fuel your body, not a social activity or competition. <BR> <BR> Remember that when you're at your goal weight, how ha... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 13:26:31 EST Remember http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4593591 Dear Beth: <BR> <BR> Remember when you eat healthy you feel better. <BR> <BR> Remember that eating does not solve your problems. <BR> <BR> Remember that food is used to fuel your body, not a social activity or competition. <BR> <BR> Remember that when you're at your goal weight, how happy you are and how happy you are to be wearing that smaller size. <BR> <BR> Remember how much easier it is to chase after a small child. <BR> <BR> Remember how fun it is to climb into children's forts. <... Mon, 21 Nov 2011 09:19:25 EST I'm struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4209690 I'm writing this as I'm sitting at work with my pant's unbuttoned. Ugh. I'm really struggling. How does one find that motivation you need to succeed? I have found it before, but how do I find it again? <BR> <BR> I have a long list of reasons why it's harder this time. I really haven't succeeded with any weight loss since Aug. 30th 2009. The day my daughter was born. Well actually, it started when she was conceived. I now understand why there are so many overweight parents. I believe most of... Wed, 4 May 2011 12:10:24 EST Day 8 and Day 9 of 100 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3885377 Day 8: <BR> <BR> I chose to have a jr. frosty from Wendy's. It was soooooooooo soooooo good. 170 calories. After dinner I didn't have any calories left over but really wanted ice cream. But since I had the frosty in the afternoon, I held strong and didn't eat any ice cream after dinner. I made my choice and was happy with it. <BR> <BR> Day 9: Holy cow. Everyone in the world was trying to access sparkpeople this afternoon. I couldn't login my food as I was eating it. Darnit! So instead I wr... Mon, 3 Jan 2011 18:34:17 EST Day 7 of 100 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3879376 It's getting easier. Whew. I fought off temptations and stayed within my calorie range yesterday. <BR> <BR> I actually updated my weight statistics on my sparkpage since my starting weight of when I was pregnant was over 16 months ago. Fresh challenge, and fresh statistics. Sparkpeople thinks I'll hit my goal weight by August. Maybe if I hit this goal, I should wear a bikini at the beach. That would be a nice reward. Sun, 2 Jan 2011 06:28:49 EST Days 5 and 6 of 100 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3874972 Well, I did pretty good on days 5 and 6. Today we had friends over and I said no to the booze. And I stayed under my 1800 calories. My husband and I thought about going to Wendy's for dinner because we didn't want to cook. I looked up what i wanted and it was 2000 calories. So yeah....we cooked. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 18:37:36 EST Day 4 of 100 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3869270 It's really weird how our stresses cause us to eat. For example, one of the stresses in my life has disappeared, and I don't feel like eating right now. How do we come across a stress free life? Wed, 29 Dec 2010 12:45:05 EST Day 3 of 100 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3866883 Ok, so Penny is having one of those days where she doesn't want to eat. The only thing i can get her to eat is blueberries and grapes. <BR> <BR> So guess who ate the 3 chicken nuggets, the pita with cream cheese, the waffle, the banana. Yup, me. Man, and I'm still hungry. Did you know those little dinosaur chicken nuggets are like 50 calories each? I seriously could eat 10 of those no problem. NO wait, I could eat like 20 of those no problem. Tue, 28 Dec 2010 12:30:58 EST Day 2 of 100 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3864624 Staying at home all day is always much harder than having something to do. Even at work, it is easier to control my eating. If I'm busy I can't think about food. <BR> <BR> Well today we have a stupid blizzard and I'm stuck in the house with a bunch of food. And wouldn't you know it? I'm starving. Ugh. Looks like water and popsicles for the next 5 hours until dinner. And with my luck the baby will sleep for 3 hours. <BR> <BR> Hopefully tomorrow Penny and I can leave the house, maybe we'll go... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 11:40:32 EST Day 1 of 100 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3863178 Here it is. Day 1 of 100 of being within my calorie range....and...I....am....starving. <BR> <BR> But it's only day 1. So it will get easier. Right? Sun, 26 Dec 2010 15:45:15 EST Fist Pump! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3841495 I lost 2.4 lbs this week. I actually tried and lost weight. Imagine that! <em>104</em> Mon, 13 Dec 2010 13:04:09 EST I did it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3836036 Last night I went a little crazy. I was hungry. So I ate trail mix. Then I ate some chocolate raisins. Then I ate a balance bar. Uh oh. I screwed up. I had a plan and didn't stick to it. I didn't even write it all down. Oh wait, I also ate those chocolate cookie dough pieces. <BR> <BR> This morning I felt like continuing my binge. But instead I logged into SP, logged in my food from yesterday. Logged in my food for today and stopped the cycle immediately. Today doesn't have to be a bad day b... Fri, 10 Dec 2010 10:39:40 EST The good and the bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3827089 The Bad: For the past 4 months I haven't been trying. <BR> The Good: I didn't gain any weight in the past 4 months. <BR> The Bad: I didn't lose any weight in the past 4 months. <BR> <BR> The Good: I have increased my endurance and can run a mile. <BR> The Bad: It's frickin' freezing outside, so I'm not sure how much longer I can run outside. <BR> The Good: We bought an XBox with kinect so I can exercise indoors. <BR> <BR> The Good: I'm back to SP and will track everyday. <BR> The Good: I t... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 09:40:38 EST The worm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3297506 Penny is doing the worm across the floor. She has been doing the worm for about 10 minutes. I wonder how many calories that burns. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l675057802.jpg"> Thu, 3 Jun 2010 16:31:03 EST