2DAGGERS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=2DAGGERS 2DAGGERS'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/ Looking forward to Fall. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5045177 I am so ready for fall to be upon me. It has been a hot and humid summer as most of us have experienced this yr. I spent almost the whole month of July in Mich and of course got way off track. I gained 10 pounds since then. It was very hard to stay on track with exercising and watching what I ate when you were dependent on others (parents did the shopping). I got to their house and my mother makes a large bowl of macaroni salad because it is something that can sit in the frig and you can... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 08:32:50 EST I am learning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4924493 I have only been sparking for close to 6 months now. I have learned a few things about myself. <BR> <BR> I am an emotional eater. I eat when I am upset with others. I eat when I am bored. This is probably the hardest part of my journey. I have to figure out how to get a hold of it and stop the self sabatage. <BR> <BR> When I am around certain friends I indulge way more than I should. I have been trying to limit my contact (hanging out with). But I feel guilty because if it weren't ... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 09:33:57 EST I have a BAD ATTITUDE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4879345 Yes I do. I start the day out great and stay within the limits for breakfast. Lunch is usually pretty good and if I leave the house I pack a cooler with things I can eat as a snack to hold me over and keep me from hitting a drive thru. Dinner .....well I am more conscience of what I cook and try not to overeat but that is when I let the stress of the day get to me and mindless eat in the evening. But wait...........I WILL JUST GET BACK ON TRACK TOMORROW! <BR> <BR> So this has become my... Sun, 13 May 2012 11:33:07 EST Walked early. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4860728 Got my walk in early this morning. Feeling good right now and still have the whole day ahead of me. i love the early morning walk because I get it done and out of the way and do not have to break up my day. My walking partner and I have to juggle around grandchildrens schedule but since it is warmer earlier and we have daylight earlier we can start at 6 am instead of around 10. Tue, 1 May 2012 08:28:02 EST Whoa! That was hard to SWALLOW literally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4852936 i opened the jar and had to stir it up. Stir and stir. That was an arm workout in itself. I had never eaten it before and thought i would give it a try since it did contain less sugar than my Jiff. Got the tablespoon out and got a spoonful. I could not eat the spoonful. It was hard to SWALLOW. I tried and tried but it wasn't something that was easy to do. I didn't notice much taste either. It is not cheap but what do you do with it if it has no flavor? Or do my taste buds just need... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 09:02:27 EST Spark People was my drug for yesterday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4851186 After my venting yesterday I read a couple of blogs and boy did they hit home and were just the medicine I needed. They were not so much about losing the weight as they were more about honoring Yourself and being thankful for what you do have. God works in mysterious ways. Anyways I walked, went grocery shopping and had the son and his girlfriend and the little ones come over for dinner (and of course to do 5 loads of laundry) and all and all it was a good day. I feel bad about all my h... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:39:04 EST I love to hate myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4849514 That's right. It is what I do. I know it and realize I am doing it when I am doing it but I just keep doing it. EMOTIONAL EATING. I will do so good for breakfeast, lunch and snacks but when the evening roles around I seem to stuff myself for what ever reason. So what are the reasons! Yesterday I came down with allergies or sinus not the cold since I feel good other than stuffy. I ate what one might consider a good dinner just a sandwich on whole wheat with mustard but then I went on a... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 09:26:43 EST Changing the weight of the Scale? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4814563 OK I just don't get how changing the weight of the scale will make any of us any healthier. For most of us we know it isn't the scale that really matters. It is the work it takes to get the scale to budge. The hard exercising (doesn't have to be hard but if you don't want to do it it is..lol). The changing eating patterns and making healthier choices by reading the labels. Cooking our own food and being more active is what is going to get us to a healthier weight. I say dump the video, ... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 08:06:50 EST I want to go Kayaking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4791896 Should I do yard work, clean house, jump in my kayak and go.... What i really would like to do is go kayaking. Not a long trip just a couple hour one. The trouble I have is finding someone to go with me. I would never go alone. Most of my girlfriends work so on the weekends they have catching up to do unless we plan ahead. The weather right now is take as you get so planning ahead is not something that works to well. <BR> <BR> Yard work is always there and so is cleaning house.........Y... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 10:59:25 EST Mule Kick 5k race http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4772191 Been pondering the thought of entering the Mule Day Kick 5k race this year as a walker. I looked at the last years entries and noticed that a girlfriend from work had entered it. It is going to be held on the 31st of the month. I entered a race yrs ago when I was about 25 yrs younger and did a mile in 12:44. I was proud of that. I do realize I am not going to be able to do that but to just say you did one would make one feel good. Now I just got to get the money up and enter. Mon, 5 Mar 2012 15:58:24 EST I guess you could say I would rather Exercise than Diet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4761187 60 miles this month is what I have logged in for walking. Some of them flat terrain but most of them have hills or inclines to walk. I guess you could call it a habit now! That part is good. My weight however has not budged since I started and it is hard to take but when I look back at my eating and am HONEST with myself, "Why should it have budge?". I can feel the difference in my legs. They feel tighter and I can step up on a chair with out having to hold onto the back (no it doesn... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 09:05:58 EST Loving myself one month at a time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4756226 There are to many outside stressers in my life. When these outside stressers cause me stress I EAT and EAT and EAT. Knowing all along as I put each bite into my mouth that it isn't good for me and I am doing my body harm but I do it any way. So maybe I don't love myself as much as I should. I like to think I do but do I really? The harm I am doing can not really be undone. After a bad bout of stress eating I think "I'll just get back with the program tomorrow". But I have to work harde... Sat, 25 Feb 2012 09:21:16 EST SparkPeople makes it SINK IN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4744649 After 20 days of sparking, analyzing my inputs I can see clearer my downfalls. I truly do not drink enough water ever. I never really eat vegetables. Certain people in my life stress me out and get me off my path (DS I thought it was the GC who I have custody of). I am what I eat (FAT, I eat a lot of Fat in my diet). The exercise or walking part I have under control and will not give that up! <BR> <BR> I have also discovered that when my grandchild is with his father and I am home and ... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 11:04:27 EST It was hard and I want to do it again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4741374 This morning I am groggy and tired. It is not because I had a wild night last night indulging in excess drink. I think I over indulged in my 3.4 mile walk yesterday. Along the way we picked up about 30 pounds of aluminum cans. That meant bending over, reaching, digging and squatting to pick them up of the ground, from under the brush and stomping on them. <BR> <BR> The terrain was the most challenging I have walked so far ever. Sure it was a paved road but there must have been three t... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 08:21:44 EST Running around http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4736350 I have a lot of running around and waiting at Dr.s offices today. I will be proactive and pack my lunch and snacks as if I were going to work and not worry about not being able to fit in my exercise during the daylight (freezing cold) hours of the day. <BR> <BR> Now I need to pack my lunch and get ready for the day Mon, 13 Feb 2012 08:49:32 EST A little bummed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4734774 Well I know better, I understand but it is still hard to accept the fact that the scale didn't budge. <BR> <BR> My pants fit a little looser and my legs feel tighter so I know my body shape is changing but I really wanted the scale to say something different. It is almost like the scale is being controlled by the wicked stepmother and one day my magic mirror is going to tell the stepmother that no she can't have her way that Cinderella has appeared. Sun, 12 Feb 2012 08:24:29 EST Disappointment didn't stop me today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4734512 The weather was extremely cold today (at least for those of us in Mid Tn). I wanted to walk outside but my walking buddy didn't think she should so she canceled on me. I was a little disappointed but I did not let that or the weather get me down. <BR> <BR> I told my husband I was going to go to the mall and walk inside and he could come and walk if he wanted to. He did and we walked for 45 min. It isn't the challenging walk i usually get but it was a lot better than nothing and I did no... Sat, 11 Feb 2012 23:39:47 EST Wondering why bother? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4730221 I guess you could say I started out with a bang. Only a little over a week into this adventure and I can't seem to get my morning glucose numbers down to where I had them before Christmas. I have logged in over 1.5 miles per day even up to 3 miles and haven't missed a day of walking since Jan 30th. I have been tracking my eating too! I am feeling like a failure. <BR> <BR> But wait! I got on spark this morning and started reading some motivational articles or ones which talk about motiva... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 08:47:56 EST She inspired me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4724653 Still feeling stuffy and I am continuing to sneeze. I now know this isn't a cold but probably alergies brought on by the early spring like weather we seem to be having. <BR> <BR> Sunday's usually have been a day that I don't walk. Yesterday I decided why interrupt a good thing and get my butt out there and walk. So I did. I ended up walking 2 miles to make a grand total of 14 miles for the week. Now that is something to be proud of. Or so I thought. <BR> <BR> When I left the hous... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 07:57:13 EST Not now I just got started! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4721530 Since 5:30 am this morning I have sneezed about 10 times! That usually means allergies or a cold coming on and I am afraid it is the latter. I can not afford a cold! I do not want a cold and I am not going to accept it. <BR> <BR> You see I joined sparkpeople only 6 days ago and have actually logged in more miles walking than I have ever done before. And all by myself. My walking buddy has been sick so I just MADE myself get out and DO IT. It isn't as much fun and there isn't anyone t... Sat, 4 Feb 2012 08:00:16 EST