2NEWSTARTAGAIN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=2NEWSTARTAGAIN 2NEWSTARTAGAIN'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/ Changes are in Order http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5008497 There are two parts to every goal: First go for what you want, and second, ENJOY it!---Denise Austin <BR> Life is pulled by goals and pushed by drive. Make sure you have both --Denise Austin <BR> There is noting more rewarding than taking care of yourself--Denise Austin <BR> <BR> August! Where did January thru July go? <BR> Change, it is hard and sometimes a long road with many obstacles in the way. My life so far has been a muddy road getting me stuck in the mud, a gravel road with deep po... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 16:16:09 EST Okay, Need motivational Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4993339 I know what works, I have done it once before, so why oh why is it so hard to get myself to do what I am supposed to? <BR> I have been on SP for over 5yrs now and I have never made my goal, its not like I have a lot to lose….only about 36lbs. I have lost and I have gained many times over the years with my lowest weight getting within 3lbs of my goal. Last year even though the scale didn’t show the number that I wanted I had more definition and felt better than ever. I completed P90X and f... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 14:57:24 EST Two Months Later: Will I really ever get started again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4989419 Here I go again, or at least I hope to be going and getting on track. These last two months have been extremely hectic and no matter how hard I try to get back on track it seems to be impossible. <BR> <BR> When I last wrote in May, I was hoping to get back into a routine since the weather was breaking and I was starting to feel a bit better. I tracked my food and watched my water intake for about a week and a half before I stopped once again. Don’t ask me why I stopped I just know that ... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 14:32:06 EST Starting Again.....SLOWLY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4899930 Here we are, almost half-way through the year already, and what do I have to show for it, well nothing much. I haven't really done anything since November of last year...not consistently anyway. My health has been up and down along with my moods these past months and I closed myself off once again and gained back nearly all that I worked so hard to lose. I am not where I started but "it" keeps on sneaking back on and at this rate I will be back where I was within 6months. <BR> I have got... Sun, 27 May 2012 12:23:34 EST A&I Goal Challenge for January and for the year of 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4664178 I have been sitting on this all week long. My year has not started out as well as I would have hoped. In one month I have gained 8.8lbs back! I am starting out the year still sick from December but my silver lining is that even though I gained so much in the last month of the year I have lost 19.2 lbs for the whole year from Jan 11-Jan12. I have sat and thought long and hard what I would like to accomplish this year and even though my goals may seem simple they are hard for me so all I can ho... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 14:16:45 EST A&I Challenge Blog Week 3 (Holiday Strategies to stay on Track, eating plan) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4591366 How do I plan to stay on an eating plan during Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> In my case, I do not really see an issue sticking to my eating plan. Over indulgence of the wonderful foods for some reason that everyone believes consumed only one time a year, no longer appeals to me. The upset belly and just that “ over stuffed” feeling for days, just is not worth the pain. The food will still be there tomorrow and the day after, maybe even more. <BR> <BR> First in my own home, I have plans on... Sat, 19 Nov 2011 13:34:38 EST A&I Challenge Blog Week 2 (Holiday Stress) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4576833 Holiday Stress- Family holidays can be extremely stressful. Talk about how you handle stress and what you do to keep your cool when things get hot. <BR> <BR> Up until 2008 I loved the Holidays! They were not a stressful time for me at all, I enjoyed them to the fullest. I would dress up for Halloween and go trick-or-treating with my kids. I decorated for Halloween, except for spiders(yuck) and Thanksgiving. I LOVED to decorate up for ALL the holidays. Cooking thanksgiving, I enjoyed i... Wed, 9 Nov 2011 18:19:10 EST Updated about last weeks experiment with metabolism http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4565918 <link>travelingmind-lotsaluv.blogspot.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> on my external blog I have posted this last weeks journey as far as my BMR/RMR experiment is going. I have been at it for a little over a week now so I hope that this will work for me in this forum. I do put a copy of my food and exercise logs on my blogs as well. It seems to be working as far as I can tell since I lost a lb but it is the same one I have lost twice in October but I will keep it up and see where my adventure ... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 23:41:30 EST Metabolism and weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4559008 If you want to check it out I have done a blog on blog spot about metabolism and weight loss with my own journey <BR> <BR> Thank you. <BR> <BR> <link>travelingmind-lotsaluv.blogspot.com/<BR>2011/10/metabolism-and-weight-loss-how<BR>-it-works.html </link> Sat, 29 Oct 2011 19:03:10 EST Trying something just a bit different http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4557855 I have decided to go ahead and start a blog out of spark, to which I will express all my feelings on along with my weight loss journey. I have had my Blog spot account for nearly a year now and havent posted a single thing , figured it was about time. different venue and maybe I wont have to feel like I need to "filter" so much of my thoughts. <BR> <BR> Todays blog was more of an introduction to me and the last 5 yrs of my journey so if you would like to stop on by please feel free to do... Fri, 28 Oct 2011 18:58:53 EST Venting off All Sorts of Frustrations and..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4543530 misgivings. This is a rant so if your sensitive in any way DO NOT read any further, of course you will make up your own mind to read or not, but you have been forewarned. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I know I haven't written in a while but it was becoming more of a "chore" that a relief. I have even thought perhaps it may be time to hang up my towel with this weight loss business and stop sparking for a bit. I just dont know though, I am not a quitter unless I know for... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 14:36:37 EST “THINGS I LIKE ABOUT MYSELF” Week 2 A&I Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4535212 “THINGS I LIKE ABOUT MYSELF” - We sometimes have difficulty seeing the good in ourselves. Write about 10 things you really like about yourself and how they help define you as the unique and special person you are. <BR> <BR> I was not planning on writing this blog at all, it just seemed way to difficult to accomplish. It is particularly hard for me to find good things about myself since almost everything I do or have has been criticize at one point or another. <BR> <BR> 1. I am extremely ... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 10:46:49 EST So Many New Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4529435 Yesterday as I was out shopping I got to looking just a little closer at some of the constant things that I eat or drink. I found an oatmeal thats called Better Oats Oat revolution. It has Flaxseed in it and has 3grms of fiber. I ALWAYS have a hard time getting in all my fiber...and I found that there was more nutritional value to it than my regular instant oatmeal. The second thing that I bought is Yogi Detox Tea, it tastes just so wonderful and warms you on the insides. It has an awesom... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 23:05:07 EST LONG Weekend. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4527494 Personal Goal--Well didn’t sleep real well last night, my day just had to much to reflect on. First didn’t get home last night till 10 but then had to try to relax myself back on down so I didn’t fall asleep till nearly 2am, I did a little computer time and then I read from my book. I didn’t drink my tea last night I was just way to thirst for something cold so just drank nearly 24 oz of water before bed instead. I did not turn on the TV and put a movie in even though my mind wouldn’t shut... Sun, 9 Oct 2011 22:01:20 EST Trying to Keep a Positive Attitude….but not working well. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4524985 Some days I just find motivation almost impossible to find or to keep. I get the feeling of just giving up, why do I get this way well I am one that puts forth my whole being into what I want to accomplish but sometimes that just isn't enough, is it? The last three mornings I have gotten up and pushed myself to exercise, to keep going and why ….well because I KNOW that it works and I KNOW that no matter what I am going to hurt anyway so might as well do something that will benefit me in the... Sat, 8 Oct 2011 00:45:03 EST Just Goal updates for tonight..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4523405 …my day just got away from me and now its late at night once again and I am just one exhausted person. <BR> <BR> Personal Goal--I did not take a sleeping pill last night, but I will be taking one tonight so I need to hurry and get this blog done…since it kicks in pretty fast, 30 min MAX. I did finish Pacific Vortex and tried another one by a different author "Along came a Spider" however I just couldn’t get into that one at all, to me it just seemed very poorly written. So my DH had put o... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 23:39:08 EST Off on a Tangent of Purpose (and goal update) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4521808 What is my purpose? Why am I here, now, what is it that I really want? Well I am not really sure at all. I know that I would love to lose weight and get down to 105 lbs but that would be totally unrealistic of me and its just not going to happen. So what would be a realistic purpose for why I am here? Family? NO way not MY family, they are so negative and NOT behind me I don’t want them anywhere near my purpose! Not even for "revenge" Friends? Well I am here for friendship, its my only... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 00:39:02 EST Just one of those Tuesdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4520004 I got so much done today but yet nothing really at all done....does that make any sense? Doesnt to me either but that is what my day has seemed like. Here it is 11pm and I am so ready for bed but need to get my goals updated for today since I think I did really well all day long! <BR> <BR> Personal Goal-- <BR> I did take a sleeping pill last night and I seemed to have slept pretty good and despite the fact I woke up just barely able to move too. The TV was turned off as soon as the Footb... Wed, 5 Oct 2011 00:20:41 EST Did I over push myself? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4518023 Okay so today is day one back in the saddle of exercising once again. Now I know that I had a gap of last month of not doing consistent exercise the entire month. I did do little strength exercises here and there and mild aerobics when my body would allow or slow walking...so I feel I at least keeps a steady "hold" on my stamina and such. That was until I went to workout this morning. Now I did eat about 45 min prior to exercising. I had my morning cup of hot water w/ honey and lemon fi... Mon, 3 Oct 2011 22:58:39 EST Regular Lazy Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4515770 Not much went on today really. Watched Football and Baseball from this afternoon to this evening. I made chili in my crock-pot at about 12 today and just let it cook itself all day long. It ended up really good, and tasted wonderful. As for my goals today <BR> <BR> Personal Goal--The "movie" continues to stay off at night. Last night I did not take my sleeping meds, and I did drink my tea, however I didn't go to sleep. I ended up reading until 545 am this morning. I ended up so into ... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 20:57:26 EST Goals for October(AI Challenge Wk 1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4514076  What are your goals for the month of October? What do you want to have accomplished by the end of this month? These can be any type of goals you want to strive for - personal, nutritional, exercise - they can be large goals or small goals - any goals that are important to you. (I realize this is the same way we started last month, but it’s a good idea to get a clear view of what we hope to accomplish.) <BR> <BR> Personal Goal--Now that I have made it through a month without needing to use ... Sat, 1 Oct 2011 19:06:10 EST Taking care of what matters most (Reflection) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4511854 A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison--Francis Bacon <BR> <BR> Right now I would have to say my body is a prison. My mind and body keep on locking my soul away. <BR> <BR> <BR> Take a preventative approach to your health. By eating a healthy diet, exercise regularly, getting plenty of sleep and dealing with emotions. <BR> <BR> I have to say I did start to do all of these things, all before health issues began. In 2007 when I started my journey the onl... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 10:26:52 EST Never Give up (Today's Reflection) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4510183 Be not afraid of going slowly; be afraid only of standing still--Chinese Proverb <BR> <BR> Failing is only failure if you quit, otherwise it’s a learning opportunity <BR> <BR> Concentrate on building a solid foundation and learning from your back steps. <BR> <BR> Sometimes going slowly can be very depressing. A constant reminder is needed that it is okay to go slow. I know I at times feel as if my hard work is doing nothing on the outside by the scale or by my appearance. I have to reme... Thu, 29 Sep 2011 11:18:33 EST Not much to say http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4508678 Well I didn't get on to blog yesterday. And I would have missed today to but thought I had better at least "check" in. Not much but the usual has been going on here....continuing home schooling. Still fighting with the weather changes and my Fibro. Now on top of that all this week I have been fighting afternoon migraines that seem to last for hours on end. So anyway that is about all that is happening on this front. Kind of feel like I am slipping on the exercise front but I am hoping th... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 13:55:08 EST I have done WHAT in a year? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4505079 As I sat in contemplation and my usual mind wanderings of deep thinking, I began to turn to my usual thoughts of how bad I have been at getting in my exercise and just how such a horrid person I was being to myself because of it. Mind you, I know that some of the reasons for this lack of exercise is medical, okay a lot of it is, but that really is no excuse. So as I continued on this thinking pattern a random thought appeared to me, one year ago , almost exactly to the day, I was in a very ... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 14:54:15 EST Getting ready for a new week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4503984 Today was quiet. I got all of our laundry done this morning at the mat. I did our bedding as well today, but I was still done by 1030. Eating today was actually pretty good, but it did help that I took about a 2 hour nap this afternoon. Water is still on the low end but I will work on this this week. Exercise well I would count loading and unloading (twice) 6 laundry baskets and caring them up and down stairs. As well as the two hours of washing /drying and folding. Well I am really ti... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 00:02:35 EST Another Saturday done and gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4502441 This will be a short one tonight, I have a migraine starting again...I think its all this weather changing. So anyway, today was a lazy day, didnt really do much or accomplish anything. My eating was good today, but with it being so cold I had a hard time wanting to drink all my water, tomorrow will be better. No exercise was done today either. I think I am going to head to bed since I must be up early in the AM to go to the laundry mat, oh joy. And its supposed to rain....just better. ... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 00:19:09 EST Its Friday, start of the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4501035 Not much went on today, was a quiet peaceful day till I got a migrane this afternoon again. 2 in 2 days, UGH. I cant stand those things, and body pains on top of that does not make for a happy camper, but I survived. Eating was okay and I didnt sabatage, even though I had the munchies I didnt give into them. I did do a few strength things today 50 wall pushups, 30 squats and 25 Steam engines(would have done more of theses but my hip said no way!) Water intake, not so good today, instead o... Sat, 24 Sep 2011 00:26:18 EST Oh My , its Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4499280 Today was going pretty great. Instead of doing pre-algebra we did about 5 lessons of History....pretty easy stuff...artifacts and cave paintings and such. I spent most of my day getting my grocery list and menus planned for the next two weeks (since I only shop that often). **side note tangent*** Why is it that kids refuse to tell you when their Underwear are getting WAY to tight! Yesterday I watched my son literally BOUNCE and DANCE his way into his underwear, so I politely ask " son are ... Thu, 22 Sep 2011 22:58:41 EST Wacky Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4497569 Dont know if it was really wacky or not...just sounded like a fun title. Today was one of those laid back slow days. DH stayed home sick today, sick of his office NOT having heat and FREEZING all day long(a good way to get really sick if you ask me). So daughter spent the day doing Art, her favorite subject in the world and some reading. Tomorrow though it is lots of Pre Algebra and History (blah...lol....shhhh....dont tell her I said that). <BR> Today I stepped up on the scale just to ... Wed, 21 Sep 2011 22:07:07 EST Another day done and gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4495789 Started the day with coffee and a little quiet time. Then it was school time, today we did World History, Earth Science, of course Grammar and Vocab. It was a really long day today, but very productive. As far as for me...I did get some strength exercises done, i did 50(in 3 sets)reps of each bicep curls, lawnmowers, and triceps extensions. Eating didn't go as bad as it has been the last 3 days had so that is a plus. I drank LOTS of water today in the form of my herbal hot tea....very ca... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 22:51:16 EST Slow Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4493787 I have just had a really slow, long drawn out Monday. One of those days where nothing is going right. /sigh. I know I havent been sleeping the best but this is just ridiculouse.....its taking me forever to type one sentence without mistakes as well. So just reall quick....water:good, Food: not so good, Weigh in today: downright awful. Sleep : bad enough to need sleeping aid tonight. <BR> <BR> Well heres to a better tomorrow. Mon, 19 Sep 2011 22:05:33 EST "My Spark Story" Questions answered for AI weekly Challenge Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4491143 Tell us a little about your spark story - How you came to be here, what it means to you-just tell us a little about your time with SPARK <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> How did I find Sparkpeople?-- Well ~ one day at work I had an epiphany, I needed "help" with tracking in my weight loss journey that I had began January of 2007. I went "Googling" for exercise charts for calories burned, food tracking that would have ways to track my food , and a way to track my progress easier than the excel spreadsh... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 14:08:55 EST Quiet, Sleepy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4490490 Today I didnt do much of anything. Slept in since I didnt get to bed till 3 am and slept till around 11. But it didnt stop there....as I was watching College Football I evidently fell asleep again and slept another 2hours about....so today was a Sleepy day. However it was a HORRIBLE eating day...seemed like no matter what I didnt feel full. I have drank about 54 oz of water today so I am okay there since I have another 16 oz sitting here waiting to be drank. I am still hurting from my Fi... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 00:52:37 EST For Friday....wasnt home to be able to post http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4489142 Had to make a last minute trip to WM....My remote control to our TV broke!! Now normally it wouldn't be a big deal but these new dang type of TVS they HIDE the actual buttons BEHIND the screen....WHAT is up with that. And the only way to get the Blu Ray player to work is to be able to switch the input to the HDMI cable thing by the remote....UGH . Just had to break down and go get a new one...what is up with my "electronics" stopping! Hope this is IT. Well anyway, after going to WM hubby an... Sat, 17 Sep 2011 01:37:46 EST So wanted to Get back into the Swing of Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4487386 Well I really thought I was doing well but then ......FLARE UP!!! Dang nabbit, woke up this morning barely able to move. This nice new cooler weather really needs to "get set" so that My body can "get set" and then I can go go go....until the next REALLY big weather change to winter. Anyway short and sweet tonight...I so wanted to get back to my "full" writing, maybe tomorrow. Hubby bought me an Green Bay Packer notebook tonight so something special to write in. I did only okay eating tod... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 22:55:16 EST So much done today , Wish I had gotten more though http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4485533 We did so much for schooling today, we were on a roll. Did Lit assessment today, which was an essay, and DD really hates writing so it was a HUGE accomplishment. Then we did 3 lessons of Vocab, one of Grammar/Usage/Mechanics and a lesson in History AND Science. And we STILL had time to get out for a short walk with Shorty. While she was doing work for each I typed up 3 recipes into word to eventually stick onto my Color Nook, one place and cant get all messed up and lost. I wanted to get... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 22:25:41 EST More done today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4483559 Well got more done today. Did schooling, Had some fun with Science and Art. I did get in about an hour of exercise walking Shorty but that is about it for the exercise part. I have drank at least 32oz of water and then some. I think I ate pretty good but it could have been better. Well I dont have much time tonight....Spending time with the hubby tonight. Have a great evening all. Tue, 13 Sep 2011 22:02:51 EST Need more time In a Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4481760 Well I actually did get some things done today that I havent in a while. 1. we schooled for 6 hours today. 2. went for an almost hour walk with Shorty. 3. I sorta ate okay....except for the pizza at dinner...should have stopped at 2 pieces but ate 4 instead...granted it was chicken pizza. . 4. went out to WM ...had to buy me a new cup/blade for my mixer for shakeology...my other blade decided it was time to leak my drink out. . 5. I didnt get meditation in BUT I feel very relaxed today.... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 23:02:29 EST feeling better but still tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4479807 I am finally starting to feel better although exhausted.I am hoping to be able to exercise tomorrow even if its only for a few minutes. I also hope to feel up to updating my goals again. Until tomorrow. Mon, 12 Sep 2011 00:05:31 EST Still Sick but getting Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4478123 Has been a slow day and I am still not up to par but I am starting to feel a bit better. I hope to be back on track at least with blogging my goal updates and eating right and exercising and such very soon. I am heading back to bed and will have to get up early to head to the laundry mat for our Bi-weekly wash/dry day. Hope it goes smoothly then I can come home rest and watch some football(YAY). Sun, 11 Sep 2011 00:26:38 EST Didnt want to break my Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4476503 I have such a great streak going of blogging every single night that I cant make myself mess it up just because I am sick. So just a short note to say I didnt do very good today, ate what I could so the selections were not the greatest...along with drinking sprite/7up instead of water(it would not settle). So I dont even want to look at the calories. I am going back to bed now...still tired even after sleeping on and off all day. Time to SQUISH this BUG! Fri, 9 Sep 2011 23:48:30 EST Bugs, Why do You Have to Bug Me,(no Goal Update today) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4474612 Sept 8th(day 37, blog streak) <BR> <BR> Today I believe , and finally admit, a bug has caught me. I have slept on and off all day. I have posted here and there, but I feel like crap so I am going back to bed. I appreciate all the "well wishes" I have gotten today. I hope to kick and Squish this bug soon. <BR> Thu, 8 Sep 2011 22:45:03 EST Sick Day, Want it to go Away--And Goal Update (FOR SEPT 7th) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4473799 Sept 7th, (day 36 , blog streak…decided that I would say I kept my streak since it was a technology outage that caused me not to be able to post what I wrote last night) <BR> <BR> I hate to complain but today really sucked. First I woke up this morning with dizziness. It has progressively gotten worse through the day now I have a major headache and belly ache so this will be short and sweet <BR> <BR> Goal 1- Nutrition-Did better than I thought I had <BR> Breakfast-Banana, fresh, 1 medium ... Thu, 8 Sep 2011 14:23:46 EST Really Tired, and Trudging Through (and Goal Update) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4470447 September 6th, (day 35 blog streak) <BR> <BR> Another day done and gone, but yet I feel as if I have gone through many more without sleep. I am doing really good at Goal #6, but to what cost. I was hoping to exercise today but I just couldn’t find any energy to do it. All I can say is I hope to sleep well tonight and tomorrow is another day. <BR> <BR> Goal #1--Nutrition-think I did okay today, will see when I get it added up. <BR> Breakfast -- Shakeology 1/2 scoop, Banana, 1 cup Milk skim... Tue, 6 Sep 2011 22:01:57 EST One of Those "UGH" Days, (and Month Goal Update) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4468400 September 5th, (day 34 blog streak) <BR> <BR> So today hasn’t really been too bad, or good, or has it. I have been on a n up and down roller coaster emotional ride. I know that I have SP friends out there more than willing to help but I hate sounding like I am a whining baby when others deal with so much worse. Today I gave in, I caved to horrible eating, so I undid the exercise I did do today. I knew what I was doing and yet I did it anyway. I didn’t drink nearly enough water either. I h... Mon, 5 Sep 2011 22:32:34 EST Pain, Pushing, Persistence, Oh My (and September Goal Update) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4466657 September 4th, (day 33 blog streak <BR> <BR> I am starting off with randomness tonight. I HATE days where I so want and need to get stuff done but my body refuses to co-operate. I woke up barely able to move again so it was pills for pain (NASIDS and heavy duty)along with TOM relief pills. Got to LaCrosse and had to walk from one end of the mall to the other for DD eye dr. Appt. We get there slowly because well my legs wouldn’t allow for fast, I begin to fill out the information needed a... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 23:32:53 EST One of "Those" Pain Days (and Sept Goal Update) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4465016 September 3, Day 32 Blog Streak <BR> <BR> Goal 1-- Nutrition--To put it honestly today I felt so poorly I really didn’t care about what I ate, I felt "sick" most of the day. <BR> Breakfast--1/2 scoop of shakeology, 1 full banana,2 TBS of caramel syrup and 1 cup of skim milk, 1 cup of coffee w/ Truvia and 1 oz skim milk <BR> Snack --1 cup of coffee w/ Truvia and 1 oz skim milk <BR> Lunch- 1 cup of 1% cottage cheese, <BR> Snack - 1 serving of crackers <BR> Dinner--DQ Bacon cheeseburger, hand... Sat, 3 Sep 2011 22:40:48 EST Still Hot in the House, But Cool Outside(Sept 2nd Goal Update) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4463484 <BR> (September 2, Day 31 Blog streak) <BR> <BR> Goal 1--Nutrition, well wasn’t to bad today even through we went to McDonalds for dinner. <BR> Breakfast--1/2 scoop of shakeology, 1 full banana, 1 TBS of caramel syrup and 1 cup of skim milk, 1 cup of coffee w/ Truvia and 1 oz skim milk <BR> Snack --1 cup of coffee w/ Truvia and 1 oz skim milk <BR> Lunch- 1/2 cup of 1% cottage cheese, 1.5 cups of corn <BR> Dinner--Big Mac and 1/3 of a snack size Rollo flurry and water <BR> Snack--12oz of M... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 23:45:22 EST First of September My day /goal update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4461705 (Day 1, September 1st, Day 30 Blog streak) <BR> <BR> Goal 1--Nutrition. Well after plugging in the numbers I didn’t do BAD I didn’t eat ENOUGH…I really thought I would have been over as full as I feel. <BR> Breakfast--1/4 scoop of shakeology, 1/2 banana, 1/2 cup skim milk, .5 TBS Caramel syrup, <BR> Snack-- 1 cup of coffee w/ Truvia and 1 oz skim milk <BR> Lunch --1/2 cup 1%cottage cheese(tried the no fat and that was just gross), and 1.5 cups of broccoli. <BR> Dinner(this is where it gets... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 23:45:25 EST