1DRWOMAN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=1DRWOMAN 1DRWOMAN'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 1: 22 Nutrition Vegan Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582106 My goal for 2014 is to be vegan by 2015. It's not too far off what I love or enjoy eating, but I will need to give up dairy, eggs, and revamp by makeup stash...I will not be a hippie looking vegan! Lol so I give myself the year to get and locate things I love that taste yummy and make me pretty :) <BR> <BR> I decided to look into the JayZ and Beyoncé thing because...well.... They are hip hop royalty and look great and even though she made a big "oh no she di'nt" in the process, they did br... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 17:25:01 EST Meant To Be http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555556 Today I had my first face-to-face meeting with my elderly person for "Age Concern" as a visitor. I have been waiting to get paired with someone for several months. I had a possible 2 before today and they ended up having some unfortunate health issues and had to go into nursing homes etc. <BR> <BR> Several days ago I rang "Maria" and set up a time to come over and give her some company and meet. I heard her Dutch accent and it made me happy and excited. I was raised in a German and Dutch fi... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 00:39:41 EST Feeling better and back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552952 After my last blog, i still waffled with my food intake a bit...my brain has been a bit fuzzy...been an emotional couple of weeks and this time is really hard for me since moving to New Zealand. BUT I attended a Christmas party for Age Concern (who I volunteer with) and it was the first time in 7 years I felt a little Christmasy :) It was nice. I don't know why but it FELT like the holidays...and that's what I'm usually missing...THE FEELING! I can't get use to warm weather, BBQ and Christm... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 18:43:31 EST A funny thing happened when I listened to my gut... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5545687 As some of you know I have been going through some wacko things with my muscles and nerves and that "they" want to reboot my central nervous system... <BR> <BR> Well...I said no to all the drugs they were giving me to try...yes, some helped the pain, yes, some helped my anxiety, but it made me feel like an emotionless turd...that is so NOT me. No thanks! <BR> <BR> I decided to try something...I stopped drinking green tea everyday (caffeine makes your nerves active...I didn't need that), I... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:18:57 EST Back to ME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527025 I have been missing in action for several weeks...they tried some medication to try and reboot my brain and I did not react well...missed work..didn't work out...ate whatever whenever...finally I stopped everything and said NO! I may be in pain, but at least I'm myself...with these pills I am a numb version of someone that isn't me. So I listened to my body once again and went back to simply taking Celebrex for the back pain and all is better...just getting back in the swing of things with f... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 01:53:58 EST FIND SOMETHING ELSE! Brain & Body Connection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515714 I have always known that your brain controls everything...change your attitude and change your thoughts patterns and change your life! <BR> <BR> Well...the findings on my condition are sort of like that. It seems when you have pain for so long, that when damaged nerves grow back and are more sensitive so your brain sends the signal to tell you it hurts, when maybe it's not so bad. Makes me think of Aunt who always has something wrong with her! LOL If she reads about it, she has it! <BR> ... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 02:42:11 EST Headaches and Happiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5489834 Well...It's Thursday and I have been trucking along quite nicely with my walking and getting my burn in on my BodyMedia armband without staying at the gym (work) to workout. It's a bit boring...I LOVE THE GYM :) But I am following orders (for once?!). <BR> <BR> My Physio said quite simply "You have this much $ in the Patty Body Bank...DO NOT spend any extra on yourself...just spend it on your clients until we figure out how to get you back to Wunder Woman status" - So that's what I've been ... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 03:12:42 EST Stress Blog Homework http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486810 I joined the Stress Busting Challenge and we are suppose to blog or journal about our stresses and how we handled them...etc <BR> <BR> Well...I live with my major stressor...my man! LOL I wake up and find stuff on the floor all over the house...he just leaves things lie and doesn't pick stuff up. SOOO I am immediately ticked off. Knowing I have back issues and have been in bed for 4 days you'd think he'd pick stuff up...NOPE...wanna know why? <BR> <BR> Heart Doctor appointment today for ... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 02:03:11 EST Time To Take My Own Advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485899 "Just show up..." <BR> "Do what you can when you can" <BR> "Listen to your body" <BR> "Don't be so hard on yourself" <BR> "Patience" <BR> <BR> These are just some of the things I tell my clients. Well, the universe has once again given me a learning curve with my body. I finally felt normal, and then started doing resistance training, not even really heavy weights like I love...and wham! After 1 week, I was in bed for 4 days. <BR> <BR> The good news is I went and saw my Physio and she look... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 04:43:03 EST Acceptance, Compliments, and Bloating :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5434643 Oh what a week. <BR> <BR> Those who follow my rants know that I was trying to "hurry up" my calorie burn 2 Monday's ago and ended up re-jarring my back....OUCH....so ended up "just walking" and getting my burn in that way the rest of the week...then Freaking Aunt Flo (period) arrived after only being gone for 7 days...WTH? And my physio is out of the country until the 3rd of August! I'm taking codeine every 4 hours, plus my daily Celebrex and even a double dose one day that I was in tears ... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 20:54:10 EST BodyBugg love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424871 As most of you know I wear and love my BodyBugg which was it was called before it was launched as BodyMedia Armband etc. It motivates me and informs me and educates me...all the things I need and enjoy. Well...after being a bit restful ( :) ) for a day and a half (I slept 13.4 hours last Saturday night) I needed to get my body back in burn mode...so I thought I'd try running a little on the treadmill to speed up the process...it did...and then it slowed down the process again for this week. ... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 02:07:49 EST Stop using "hope" in your goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421248 One of the things that drives me a bit nutty and makes me shake my head...BUT I UNDERSTAND...is the phrase "I hope this works"...or "I hope I can do it this time" <BR> I know my education and background isn't like the norm and the average overweight person that has tried a zillion "diets" have this feeling of..."Here we go again...maybe this one will work...I hope it does...", I get that...I do! But what I have learned and can share with you is that DIETS will ALWAYS fail you...YOU DON'T FAI... Sun, 14 Jul 2013 23:42:09 EST Nobody Is Looking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415078 As most of you I work in the fitness and weight loss industry and I love it. Sometimes it makes me sad though. This is what happened a couple days ago when a woman and her friend came into the gym looking to join. <BR> <BR> I will preface this by saying we are a WOMENS ONLY gym and have every shape and age here and truly the kindest environment of any gym I've worked in! (I've worked in a few!) <BR> <BR> Friend 1: Nope...it's too open...everyone will see me and stare. <BR> Friend 2: let'... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 03:17:53 EST Binge Avoidance Advice Pic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398868 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l887304122.jpg"> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 07:22:42 EST Focus On Protein http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396769 I have decided that it would be easier if I could pop my blog in here on what I teach clients when I have nothing new and exciting to report :) Trying to not have to rewrite things in 4 different places LOL Copy and paste from FB page to Blog to SP. So...today's was about Protein. :) <BR> <BR> Try focusing on protein. When I am going through my clients food journals/trackers, it's the common macronutrient that they aren't getting enough of. 100g per day minimum is what I have them aim for. ... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:13:21 EST PART 1 DONE - GYM INSTRUCTOR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5353378 This week I completed part 1 of my studies and now I can start working on the gym floor and helping people with their programs etc. I will be coming in on my personal time to "shadow" some great trainers, and then get some more hours in the gym. I have been offered 2 other jobs in the last couple weeks that are in the industry and would work with my hours here...but I got to decline both offers because of how quickly things are happening...I'm so excited! :) <BR> <BR> Had some emotional st... Sat, 11 May 2013 19:59:35 EST Busy Busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340225 Well, I am loving my job at the gym and I am trying to get my studies completed so I can do some training of clients as well. I am going to be teaching the reShapeme program which is about nutrition and fitness and there are so many opportunities here for me to grow and make my dreams come true. I am so grateful. I wasn't sure if I wanted this job but I think it was put in my path for a reason now. <BR> <BR> Still doing grocery store demos and will start volunteering with elderly people ... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 00:59:54 EST Attacking April http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5308362 True to form for me, I am shrinking in measurements, but not on the scale. I am okay with that! My clients are the same. It's such a weird thing for people who are obsessed with that number to let go of. <BR> <BR> I want my clients to learn how to eat properly...the RIGHT foods 80-90% of the time, the right portions 100% of the time, and to identify what send them into a spiral...we all have been there...DIETING IS NOT THE ANSWER! Yet so many people believe that eating healthy means diet... Tue, 2 Apr 2013 02:19:48 EST March Magic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5290663 Well, my March has been a rollercoaster...good, bad, appreciating, heartbreaking....it's a bit strange. I'm still on the job hunt...grrrr. <BR> Still studying and loving it! :) yea! <BR> My Morph Assist Clients are shrinking and learning how to eat healthy! Whoo hoo! <BR> I have a man who loves me! :) yeah! <BR> I have a roof over my head and our bills are paid. Thanks to my man :) <BR> I am stronger and shrinking too! Not on the scale as much but by the tape measure! <BR> <BR> I am try... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 07:02:05 EST Still Here Just changing some things up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273244 I know I seem like I'm not really here...well, I've been trying something new...NOT counting calories but sticking to the portions of things and my nutirtion checklist that I give to my clients...just to see what kind of results I see :) <BR> <BR> Still tracking exercise on here for my points and trying to welcome new members and such :) Been pretty busy. <BR> <BR> Lots of studying and my business Morph Assist as well. Trying to find the balance and get it all done! :) <BR> <BR> Hope ev... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 19:40:38 EST Morph Assist http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242383 Well, I haven't written too often because I am studying and I launched my new business! First online and in the next serval months I will be mobile. Since I couldn't find work yet, I decided to do what I love and am passionate about. It is also something that keeps putting itself in front of me...like Oprah says...first you get a whisper and if you don't hear that, then you get a pebble upside your head, then a brick..and then a Brock wall...yup...it took all that! <BR> <BR> For the last tw... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 05:36:26 EST Bounce http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201016 I'm back working at the gym a couple days a week for now and due to my hip...and using my fitbit like crazy...I started a new habit. I replace the office chair with a swiss ball...everyone should do that anyway...better for your back, your core, and all around form! - But I have been bouncing while I'm at work...and boy can I feel it in my butt, thighs and even calves. I move backwards and forwards on the ball while boucning to work different muscles...maybe side to side for my waist...etc. ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 19:05:04 EST Brand New Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199807 If You haven't heard this song or seen the video yet...I highly recommend! <BR> Stong, confident, indepedent GIRL POWER! <BR> <link>youtu.be/wOSv1TIa58M </link> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 01:26:19 EST Wednesday January 10, 2013 - checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198178 Just checking in to get my points before bed :) I got a Biggest Loser Workout off iTunes today because we have company staying with us who was camped out in the living room, and it was 81 degrees outside so I did a workout in the bedroom with Bob Harper - giggle...... <BR> <BR> It was a good workout! Walking and cardio! Really enjoyed it...as far as exercise is concerned :) hope everyone had a great day! <BR> <BR> Good night! Wed, 9 Jan 2013 06:15:02 EST Ever Want to Just Pound Someone Over The Head With A Mallet like the Coyote did?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194244 THIS IS A RARE VENTING BLOG....APOLOGIES...HAD TO GET IT OUT!!!! <BR> <BR> I was listening to a Jillian Michaels Podcast today while making dinner and I feel more normal when I hear her voice, her struggles, her frustrations...etc. <BR> <BR> PERSON WORTHY OF SLEDGEHAMMER-ING: <BR> This person is 40 years old <BR> a little overweight <BR> sits on computer and sleeps and has a sales job <BR> never exercises <BR> falls asleep in the car after he puts it in park in the driveway! <BR> can barely... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 03:07:20 EST 10,000 steps - finally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192581 Did you know in 2008 the place I worked has a 10,000 steps a day campaigne...I think I got up to 7000 one day and thought I was gonna die! <BR> <BR> I've never been a pedometer kinda gal. I love weights and circuits and this year I WILL do cross fit...that gets me excited. Walking is like killing time by doing something not unhealthy. :) but not being able to do something doesn't sit well with my type A personality...so I thought by the end of February I'd get it done...I guess I was annoye... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 05:05:40 EST Movin' Right Along..... The muppets :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187108 3 day streak for 2013 rockin along nicely. I am happy, positive, and feel confident again. I think I really struggle with my life when I'm not working full time and I MISS MY OWN MONEY! I suck at budgeting and sort of feel useless if I'm not being a mover and a shaker ...well maybe it's time to just worry about being my own body's mover and shaker. And in the process of studying to be an International Fitness Professional puts a little extra hitch in my giddy up because I feel it's my job no... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 21:59:48 EST Lucky Number 13 ......2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183226 This is my year! <BR> I Will reach my goal weight...or size! <BR> I Will graduate from Max International College For Fitness Professionals <BR> I WILL start my own business helping obese people change their lives <BR> I WILL start doing cross fit by June 2013 and compete in a CrOSSFIT challenge in early 2014 <BR> I WILL have sex at least 2 times a week with my man! <BR> I WILL REACH 10,000 freaking steps by 28 Feb 2013! Man...it seems ridiculous doesn't it? Lol <BR> I WILL pay off my stude... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 07:13:43 EST Refocus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5177311 I have been a bit down the last couple of days - hurt my back again and taking pain pills which make me tired and crave not so healthy things...or I just don't feel like cooking, so have been eating cheese pizza for dinner! So NOT me! I need to get out of this funk and get back to my norm. It's frustrating and makes me a Lil sad too. I mastered all this crap, and then all of a sudden I act like its not important...but it is! I did get a good walk in today! :) it's not about the size of the do... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 03:57:57 EST Girl Stuff.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171701 Whatever you want to call it...aunt Flo, TOM, crimson tide....the older I get and now being off the pill due to blood clots after my broken ankle...had a Jadelle implanted and love it...but dang!!! I finally have all the symptoms everyone complained about but I personally never experienced. I am soooooooooooooooooo hungry all the time (abnormal for me), 1 whole day on couch each time and staying close to the Lil girls room...and of course exhausted with the Huge blood loss on top of having F... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 05:41:31 EST Fitness Challenge Fun For The Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158580 Awhile back I found and bought two of these board games called "THE FITNESS CHALLENGE GAME"...one for me and one for my BFF. Well, she wasn't in the right headspace and so I tucked it under my bed until yesterday...when I felt she was ready :) And she is!!!! <BR> <BR> If you google the game name, you will see what I am talking about. Basically you challenge a friend for 8 weeks to exercise at least 3x a week and you wager...the goal is to get 40 points by the end of 8 weeks. Whomever wins ... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 20:10:55 EST Max International College Of Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5154254 The last couple of weeks I have been consumed with the application process to get accepted to this school! I got accepted on Friday and I just broke down into tears! I am so excited. I have a PT certification from ISSA but this will get my certified here in NZ, REPS NZ certified, and a fitness business degree as well! I got sick of waiting for the right job and decided to design my future instead! Life is too short to always be Woking for someone else! At least that's my opinion! <BR> Have a... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 04:35:14 EST Quickie bits about me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146714 Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. (Try to) use one word answers, get an easy three SparkPoints, and help your SparkFriends get to know you. <BR> <BR> So here goes… <BR> <BR> Where is my cell phone? <BR> next to me on the nightstand <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> No, but a special someone name Earl :) <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> Natural is dark blonde, preferred is pink, and right now is platinum <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> Hardworking but doesn't believe in... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 06:35:20 EST Oh Where Oh Where Have I been? :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133201 Well...I have been MIA from SP for awhile...mostly because I simply use the iPad and iPhone apps everyday and not the website. I have been trying to build my Stampin' Up! business and have become a Sr. Supervisor with them and on my way to Manager now which is a goal! I was made redundant at the end of July and have been looking for work since. I started doing demonstrator work for Product promotions as well...where I stand and stalk you at the grocery store...but they pay $20 an hour so w... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 19:49:04 EST Sidetracked again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4969147 I know that weight loss is a journey and life happens but dang! In the last 16 months this is a list of my "sidetracks" - <BR> - Major Earthquakes ( continue since 2011) - no water, electricity, grocery shortages etc. we are great but the city is destroyed and things are moving along nicely - the big ones just put a dent in everyone's lives for several months...some are still struggling with no power and it's winter here. It didn't derail me long, but it did effect my journey. <BR> <BR> -Ap... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 19:01:34 EST Progression http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4890403 Well...my 100 days challlenge is coming to an end...and I didn't reach what I wanted to reach so far, however, I busted through so many plateaus my body had just by switching my protein to pasteuruzed egg whites 1-2 times a day that I am so proud. This past couple of weeks I sort of went back a bit and then forward a bit...based on medication, pain, lack of sleep, and other female factors! Again, the patience I learn while my spirit and mind are ready but my body is saying - nope - sit your b... Sun, 20 May 2012 22:35:59 EST Vitamins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4852701 I am still amazed when I hear people trying to lose weight and not taking vitamins. You are restricing your calories and your body of specific things...even fit people do...and the only way to make your body work it's best, is to give it what it lacks. Trust me...you can't everything your body needs on calorie restriction by just the foods you eat! <BR> <BR> I'm quite fortunate. I work next to Dr. Patterson Stark, and antiaging specialist Doctor and he makes you get a FULL BLOOD workup...LIK... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 03:23:00 EST Ch Ch Changes are coming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4847048 Wow...haven't written a blog for WAY too long! I miss my SP time but Life has been busy in a VERY positive way! I just need to spark a bit more...have to schedule sparktime I think. :) <BR> <BR> On The 9th of April I started a "Stripped In 6 Weeks" Challenge through a New Zealand Company called EggCel (www.eggcel.co.nz) who sell pasteurized liquid egg whites...and I started incorporating them into my daily diet before the contest...and LOVE THEM!!! So much better than all the egg separati... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 20:00:26 EST Squeaky clean and feelin' keen to be 40! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4806580 Since starting the 100 days challenge in the Power Of P!nk team here on Sparkpeople it has given me a new motivation. Turning 40 on June 3rd and finally being off my bloodthinners so I can re-enter my fun life (karate, roller derby, tattoos. etc) is so exciting. I have just purchased a skydiving day for myself as well, and my 40th Birthday party will be held at TimeZone...which is an arcade here in New Zealand and I will have a Jem & The Holograms cake and we will have fun. I can't wait. t... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 00:25:32 EST NON-Scale Victories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4770691 How do I reward myself with non-scale victories and what are those victories? This is our homework from the SP LIVE meeting. <BR> <BR> I have to say, being laid up recovering from surgery or broken bones, etc I do use scale victories a bit more as it comes off easily on the scale when I'm not active. I am good with my food...I prefer to eat clean, it's automatic and easy at this point. This past weekend, my man and I went to the spa for a couple hours and had facials, sauna, etc...we also... Sun, 4 Mar 2012 20:43:01 EST What the Jadelle!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4762683 I have been doing fan-freaking-tastic on my 100 day challenge...seriously...Totally committed! This morning I felt really off and had extra trips to the little girls room at home, at work and even at an appointment. <BR> <BR> Since finding the bloodclots in my leg, they made me go off the pill which I thought I would be on until I died...and I had Jadelle put in. I have loved it. It's fabulous, but I don't know when Aunt Flo will make her appearance or how heavy her bags will be! Well, ... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 04:05:12 EST Doing What I Can http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4759022 So since I'm still a wee crippled I am just doing what I can but trying to push myself. Ummm not always the smartest blonde on the planet....now have back pain, knee and ankle lol a couple days of resting my lower half and I should be sweet! So frustrated...my brain wants to do so much but my body says " not so fast sister busy britches! <BR> <BR> So that's me! Doing great on the 100 day challenge and excited that my friends are doing it too! <BR> <BR> I was suppose to list my 5 favorite ... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 03:37:01 EST Join The 100 Day "18 Wheeler" Challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4755897 My team has started a challenge and I am trying to spread the word! Come join us! If you need it emailed to you, please private message me your email and I'll send you the info and tracking sheet! Here's the link as well! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/team_mes<BR>sageboard_thread.asp?board=0x44620x467<BR>34553 </link> <BR> <BR> Imagine what you could change in 100 days! <BR> Xo <BR> Patty Sat, 25 Feb 2012 00:05:55 EST I have come a long way :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4750447 The last couple of weeks I haven't blogged much because I kept reaizing things and wanted to write a long and lovely blog...well...it never happened...so I am going to do my best to relay my thoughts and findings and why I am really proud of myself. <BR> <BR> I started doing the 100 Days of weight Loss by Linda Spangle and realized: <BR> 1. I don't ever feel guilty about not eating everything on my plate...never have! <BR> 2. I don't care if I offend people for saying NO THANK YOU. - I ne... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 23:04:43 EST Some pics of SP Cookbook Recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4736130 Trying to take pics of the recipes from the cookbook <BR> I can't seem to upload photos from my iPad so here's my FB page where the pics are posted and the tips. <BR> <link>https://www.facebook.com/pages/Weigh<BR>t-Loss-Girl-Patty-Wunder/116020228441732 </link> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 03:08:24 EST Should've known better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4736120 I always plan ahead...I always eat healthy...I make healthy choices because it's natural now..not forced! I tried doing the 100 days of Weight loss and got bored because I don't do or have those problems anymore. I am so proud of where I have come, what I have learned, how I have changed, and how much I will move forward once I am off this stupid medication and can move my foot and actually move my body the way I like to....But tonight...I felt hungry for a little Indian...and I didn't get ... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 02:50:53 EST TOO LONG TUESDAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4713576 Ever have one of those days that just dragged on and on and you think it's later but then look at the time and it's 2 hours earlier....UGH...painful! That was my day! LOL Nothing too exciting to report. Sinuses and allergies are kicking my butt and I am sleepy! So I am heading to bed...with my laptop to respond to some SP love I received. <BR> <BR> Have a great night! <BR> sleep tight :) <BR> xo Tue, 31 Jan 2012 02:23:29 EST Laughed my booty off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4711493 So attended my SP LIVE meeting today and I honestly have to say I think I laughed more than I actually learned at this one! LOL BIG class too!!! 19 people! We covered Cold Weather Exercise tips but most people hated outdoor exercise...me included and I'm in summer...however I LOVE winter and I actually am more active outside in winter. But the tips were funny...they used the wors " "if weather becomes too treacherous" LOL Like we're gonna climb Everest or something....maybe one day...but... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 04:29:09 EST WHY I LOVE SP LIVE MEETINGS AND YOU SHOULD TRY IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4706392 As part of Homework from the LIVE meeting I made my first ever VLOG. Sorry it's about 7 minutes long! LOL Fri, 27 Jan 2012 03:25:32 EST Thursday and Can't wait for Friday at 5 PM! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4704447 This won't be a big exciting blog...I was actually going to do my "Assigned" Vlog for the SParkpeople LIVE meeting homework, but my hair looks weird and I have had a long day...LOTS O' Pain! So I just wanted to check in with SP and earn my points and say hi. <BR> <BR> Last night I used the Sparkpeople Cookbook and made the Maple glazed Salmon. YUMMY!! And tonight I made the Slow cooker Salsa Chicken. Everyone enjoyed it even though that texture isn't a favourite of my man. Kiwis tend to ... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 00:38:36 EST