ALISHAB3's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ALISHAB3 ALISHAB3'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/ The neck bone is connected to the toe bone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966144 So, just don't mess up your feet, it will hurt your neck. And, oh, btw, don't sleep wrong, that will mess up your knee. Gah. I'm so ready to move on, get this show on the road. Get out of this 'I'm always healing from being sick' rut. Take a swing, and get me out of this sand pit!!! <BR> <BR> My neck is looking great after visiting the chiropractor. Snap, crackle, and pop. My feet are awesome. I'm not turning them out anymore!! My chiropractor says that I need to foam roll and stretch. Yoga ... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 20:08:54 EST My neck is fixed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951557 OMG!! Went to the chiropractor/PT on Thursday, and he truly fixed my neck!! The hump is gone! My pain is mostly gone (still little sore)! My hump where my neck wasn't properly attached to my spinal column, was like the Hunch back of Notre Dame. Sheesh. I always thought it was fat!! It was bone! I can't tell you how amazing this is! Its been 26 years since I had a flat transition from neck to back!! <BR> <BR> Lets Dance!!! <em>355</em> <BR> <BR> Its so much easier to concentrate! My hea... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 23:32:28 EST Sum, sum, summer time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950015 Sing it with me now <em>335</em> So, things are stagnant. I'm not weighing in. I'm just feeling like I just don't care. Meh. Its hot. Hot is not my favorite. I even count down the days until Fall starts. Yep. See, when I was a kid I had a horrendously bad burn and the hot days are associated with that in my mind. <BR> <BR> My Mom says I am looking a little thinner. Yippee. I am watching what I eat. I have reduced the amount of dairy I eat to just one day a week. I am taking fish oil, gar... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 23:16:45 EST sick can make you fat; and my new stylus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934129 I went for a whirlwind trip to Santa Ana. Had a good time scoping out a potential job location. I hope we get some work. Its all up in the air. Unfortunately, I had come down with a cellulitis infection. Awful. Anywhooo, my dr. put in for a prescription of cephlaxin. I picked it up, but did not take it, I decided to try turmeric. It worked!!!! OMG, my ears haven't looked this good in over 3 years!!! Now, be aware that it will thin your blood, raises blood pressure, and increases bile producti... Mon, 25 May 2015 18:28:29 EST Shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922346 I bought shoes yesterday! Went to Big5, and bought a pair of New Balances, they feel so great on my feet! I have super wide big feet, size 9 w, and I'm only 5'2". When I am lighter I wear a 8.5. Did you know feet can get fat? yep. They can. <BR> <BR> I have been struggling with not eating in the morning when I get up. I'm so hungry first thing that working out on an empty stomach is very painful. Hunger pangs are awful. So, I give in and eat something. I know I need to do a meditation for th... Mon, 4 May 2015 10:22:28 EST Marina and the Diamonds 'Happy' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920198 That song is stuck in my head. Not bad. I kind of like that quasi melancholy alternative style music. <BR> <BR> It is a beautiful, sunny day. The weather service expects it to be 88 degrees. Summer arrives early in my neck of the woods. I did 35 minutes of yoga from Shiva Rea's 'Beginner's Yoga' dvd this morning. Yoga is best in warm temperatures, the tissues in my body seem more pliable on a warm day. <BR> <BR> My weight is stagnant. I had thought I might come down a few pounds after com... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:18:50 EST 'I did it my way!' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917413 Frank Sinatra <BR> <BR> This past week has been surprising, serious, and uplifting all at once. Two friends, one cousin, and one aquaintance have passed away. Uncle Bill, an old friend of my father's that saved my Dad's life, passed from emphysema. We had expected that for about ten years, but Bill didn't know how to die, so it took a long painful while. I really like his wife Than Thuy. Cousin Frida has passed, we hadn't heard probably for a while because we aren't close. But, she is the bi... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 10:22:32 EST Second times the charm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913193 I tried to post this blog earlier, and it spontaneously deleted itself. <BR> <BR> Anywho, things aren't too bad. <BR> <BR> I am focusing on weight loss. <BR> <BR> Quit taking hormonal birth control to see if it was preventing weight loss. So far, not too bad. But no weight loss yet. <BR> <BR> Had a tough chiropractic appointment yesterday. I am recovering from that today. It always digs up junk from prescription antibiotics that was hidden away in fat. I couldn't find my milk thistle to... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:15:03 EST Acceptance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908379 I am learning to accept people as they are and learning how to not internalize somebody else's distress. There is no reason for me to do that part. Just because you are upset, doesn't mean I need to be. <BR> <BR> I bought a bunch of fun DVDs on TotalFitnessDVDs. I love new ones. I'm a DVD addict. Lol. I got two Leslie Sansone DVDs, might have been 3, I needed an extra one for free shipping. They have a great DVD sale through the 10th. Its a great way to use a small refund. <BR> <BR> I am ... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 15:13:12 EST family members http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905458 Can be challenging. <BR> <BR> People that I used to think so very highly of, I am now discovering they are just humans, not gods. Woops. My bad. I'm pretty sure there is something in the bible about not worshipping false idols. I wasn't raised reading the bible though, so thats my excuse and I'm sticking to it. <BR> <BR> Said individual has shown their true colors. They are more needful than I realized. Apparently, the fact that I struggle with depression makes them feel the need to chang... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 18:15:25 EST April 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904233 Moving on up to the East side <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> Just thought I would start the day with an oldie. <BR> <BR> I had some bad news on Friday. Family garbage that I hope never rears its ugly head, but my money is not on that. I can't fix it, I can't change it, and I hate being helpless and hopeless at the same time. I just have to put it out of my mind. It was very emotionally draining. <BR> <BR> I went to see my PT/chiro guy on Monday and boy did he work me over. Ouchie! No fun at al... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 12:43:18 EST Peace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897579 I am now 37. Actually, 37. Not just a few days before. But rather more than a week after. I am 37 years old. I live with my older brother and my folks in a nice community on 6 acres. I have a very nice cat who has been attacking ankles lately. <BR> <BR> My friends threw me a nice birthday party. We met up for dinner at a Mongolian BBQ place (great for me because I get to pick what to eat.) and went to a show. They bought me a balloon, a Pi day tee shirt (birthday is 3/14) and a candle that ... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:19:16 EST Sick much? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884035 I'm dealing with dementors. There is a viral bug that has swept through my house. I am bloated with water retention due to it. Two pounds at least. My mind is dredging up bullying I dealt with in school. Mostly, I was just the fat kid so I was an easy target, ever notice how bullies prefer to knock down the weakest ? Yep. I wasn't allowed to get in fights. Its too bad in some ways because I could have done serious damage, but it was just as well in other ways because I could have killed someo... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 01:45:53 EST fiber? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880728 Anywhoo, I had lost a few lbs then I gained them back with one meal. Typical. I learned that food plumps me. So, no more of that. <BR> <BR> I am working on adding more fiber to my diet. I don't think I will ever get 35 grams in a day like in the Fiber 35 program. However, I am aiming for over 24. I seem to be able to hit 24 in a day. I am allowing myself some fruit. But, interesting thing: my skin reacts to juice but not to whole fruit. So, it might be the pasteurizing process that makes it... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 19:46:22 EST Spring has sprung at my house http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874705 <em>375</em> It is beautiful and sunny outside. It makes me feel optimistic. <BR> <BR> I had written a blog post and it was eaten up by cyberspace. The emoticons and my ipad didn't work very well together. <BR> <BR> We have been struggling with a virus in my household. Everyone has been ill. My glands are swollen. Its ttotm. But, the sunny day makes me feel a bit better. <BR> <BR> My current situation is that I am rededicating myself to participating in life. I am choosing to opt into... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 19:49:28 EST Fat Doctor TV show on Youtube http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862439 When I work from home I often will make a playlist of youtube videos to listen to as I work, it makes my day go faster. I have been binge watching Fat Doctor on youtube. The doctors are kind and from the UK. The patients are desperate. The interesting thing about gastric bypass surgery is that you have to prove that you can lose weight before you are approved for the surgery. Most of the people say that they don't ever feel full. I'm not surprised by that. Obese people can have stretched stom... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 19:36:51 EST Its 2015 part II http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851407 My current plan is: <BR> <BR> 1. <em>4</em> eat as clean as possible <BR> 2. <em>216</em> Low Impact cardio 5x/week <BR> 3. <em>319</em> Low Impact strength training with weights 1x/week in a ckt <BR> 4. <em>401</em> Low impact strength training with body weight 1x/week in yoga, pilattes, or dance <BR> 5. Daily weigh ins (so I don't get complacent!) <em>192</em> and Sparking <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> As for other things in my life: My business has one contract which my seni... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 22:41:11 EST Wow, its 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851395 And I haven't written a blog yet. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> So, I'm back at it. I'm back to Sparking. Was away for a while. But, now I'm back. <BR> <BR> The last year was very tough for me. Started with learning how to cope with food sensitivities that were expressing themselves as cellulitis and eczema. Had to be on steroid creams, gained weight <em>15</em> with that and the antibiotics. I have discovered several alternatives to steroids that really help. I have EczemAway spray from Oja... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 22:15:54 EST New book (to me) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807766 I picked up a copy of Leslie Sansone's book Walk Away the Pounds hard bound 6 week program used at the library for $1.50 I love a good bargain <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I am down a pound, yippee. <BR> <BR> My brother is making progress. He is down 20 lbs. My mom is also down 27 lbs. Everybody is working together to be supportive <em>220</em> Thu, 30 Oct 2014 20:32:51 EST The temperatures rising, she certainly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792186 Can, can! <em>353</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ok, enough show tunes. <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> I have been doing well until this week. I ate something which didn't agree with me ( veggie popchips.) and now my insides are all tore up and my candida rash came back. Gah! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> So, back to my anti candida regime: <BR> <BR> Activity: <BR> 2 showers per day and sleep nude ( for the rash) using colloidal silver soap and nystatin topically <BR> <BR> Cardio <em>216</em> 5x per... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 10:40:21 EST It has been very challenging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755062 I was only able to do one workout of Jillian's body revolution, I turned out that I was not as fit as I remembered. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I have been struggling with a skin infection problem. It seems to be tied to an overgrowth of Candida perhaps. What this means is that my insulin resistance has reared its ugly <em>234</em> little head, and I need to ratchet down the <em>301</em> calories, the <em>495</em> carbs, and increase the cardio. It's kind of hard to do when you have an... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 11:25:54 EST body revolution http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743324 I am starting Jillian Michaels' body revolution this morning. She also includes a balanced diet that has focus on healthy fats <em>482</em> and proteins. <em>492</em> So I'm going to give it a whirl. Today we start with weight training for 30 minutes. <em>362</em> The program covers 90 days. I may add some of my other cardio workouts to fill it out. Her workouts are only 30 minutes each. But, as my mother reminds me, I need to ease back into this. I had a terrible fall several weeks a... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 09:57:23 EST I forgot that triscuits were fattening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702330 Dang it. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> 2 pound penalty. <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> I hate it when I make mistakes like that. <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> This is so frustrating, because I have just really been very good about watching my portion size all week. But one mistake, can lead to a couple of pounds gained. <em>100</em> Sat, 24 May 2014 19:40:18 EST Moving moving moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693391 For the last couple of days, I have been helping my friends move from one apartment to the next. I am really sore from moving boxes. <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> I am being good about watching what I eat. When we stop for <em>29</em> food, I drink iced tea, <em>194</em> unsweetened. And, I eat half the entrée not the whole thing. <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> My goals for the summer are to study for a professional exam in the fall and to lose weight. I am taking some time off from work to focus... Mon, 12 May 2014 12:16:40 EST The only way out is through http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689795 Sometimes, the only way out of the situation is to go through it. That applies to weight-loss too. I am finally done with my big projects. So now it is time to focus on myself. I have cleaned up my room. It's nearly impossible to work out without space to do it. <BR> <BR> I have a bunch of new DVDs. And today I am trying Kathy Smith's flex appeal. <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> This is the last week of spring for us. We expect to see the low 90s <em>67</em> by the end of next week. <BR> <BR... Wed, 7 May 2014 12:40:43 EST Acceptance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684041 I am really tired of being obese. My feet hurt. My skin hurts. I hated that I had to take steroids. I am 101 pounds overweight. <BR> <BR> But, I am not giving up on myself! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I am in it to win! <BR> <BR> I am starting with my easy workouts like Leslie Sansone, Kathy Smith, and Petra Kolber. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> It is summer now. Today will be 92°F. <em>67</em> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:56:36 EST Collage Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647312 So super sad about Collage Video closing. They were how I discovered new and interesting instructors. Dang it. That is where I found Shiva Rea. That is where I learned about Billy Blanks Jr. Gah. <BR> <BR> I am not losing weight right now, but I'm not gaining. I have 98 lbs to lose. I was out of town for a week. I learned to just eat healthy prepared entrees from the grocery store. I also used the hotel gym throughout the week. I was so pleased with myself for that. <BR> <BR> I am struggl... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:30:07 EST Arms, cakes, and rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609746 Oh my! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> My right arm is not broken <em>244</em> <em>104</em> went to see the physical therapist and he fixed me up. I'm a cleared for take off. I am good to go to start working out again. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> My best friend is getting married! <em>336</em> And she asked me to bake the cake! I have never actually done a wedding cake, but I'm stoked because I had always wanted to do one. How much fun is this! The theme is magically in <em>129</em> love... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 00:07:59 EST very warm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598337 Its in the low 70s here. The sun is shining for all its worth. It feels like April. We are officially in a drought. <BR> <BR> I exercised today!! I did 30 min. of low intensity cardio. Then, I was interrupted by my brother who was not feeling well and needed me to take care of the cat. I was mad at him for not being more responsible. He was up all night (again) and wouldn't even make a phone call to find out if our regular vet was available or not. I got mad <em>100</em> But, we patched t... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 19:47:52 EST Challenges, successes, and feelings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588036 Yesterday was one challenge after another. I started the <em>67</em> morning with a <em>311</em> hike (the first this year!). I even did it before breakfast! I love <em>248</em> hiking. Its the best. And, I was a bully. I hopped in the shower first, before my brother, because I'm required to now by my doctor, to get the sweat off right away, it irritates the eczema. <BR> <BR> I've been having Asian style veggies for breakfast. That has been working for me. Its filling, completely ad... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 12:04:29 EST Mulligan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585161 I did not start my new <em>198</em> plan today, I will start tomorrow. I had to take care of Kitty <em>239</em> this morning and I distracted myself instead. Kitty <em>240</em> is doing a bit better. She is eating voluntarily some cat <em>492</em> food thinned out with water <em>194</em> and her fever <em>527</em> seems to be down. <BR> <BR> I did watch what I ate at lunch. We ate at an Asian restaurant, I had soup, one spring roll, and a single mu shu vegetable roll. Dinne... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 02:01:14 EST My devious plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583024 I have persuaded my dr. to get me a reduced rate on my current BC prescription. Yippee. I will pick it up on Monday. I get three months per prescription. I have one and a half months left so that comes out to 4 months plus two weeks. My plan is to loose as much weight as I can in the next 4 months (goal being 40 lbs) so that if they try to force me into changing my meds again, and I do have to change (which made me gain weight before.) that I would at least not be starting from this weight, b... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 13:19:48 EST Christmas gifts, health, and weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574094 I had a good Christmas. I spent it at home with my Mom, Dad, and brother. I bought my Mom & Dad a dvd player and a mattress topper for my brother. The topper is just like the one I have, its a cool gel. It feels really good. I got 5 pairs of pants, a few workout tee shirts, workout socks, a workout bra, a cranberry red jacket. 3 of the pants are too tight <em>15</em> I plant to make good use of my new workout clothes <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> My cat <em>239</em> had to be on antibiotics... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 20:54:16 EST Olive de olive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561258 Lol, oh, come on, don't you remember that old vaudeville bit? No? I am drinking a shot of 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil and the juice of one lemon wedge and some water before breakfast every morning. It seems to be helping me with my skin, keeping it moisturized from the inside out. I am taking the olive leaf, but I don't know what to think of that, I haven't been off the steroid cream long enough to know if the olive leaf is helping yet. I am taking triphala, I still deal with some IBS disco... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 12:00:56 EST Onward and upward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5557873 Ward? hmm. <BR> <BR> My rash has improved with the steroid cream. I still feel a bit tired. My right eye lid has flaked a bit. It doesn't hurt but I do have an appointment tomorrow to see my dr. anyway. You can't use the steroid cream on the eye because it can cause cataracts and blindness. I would like to avoid that. <BR> <BR> I'm working on cleaning up my diet. I have eliminated dairy for the past week. I will be going back to coconut. I am also eating mostly home cooked foods. I have no... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 19:46:56 EST Eczema, ouchie, itchy, no fun even http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553686 Ok, I have been dealing with a very itchy rash, redness, and swelling for the past two weeks. I went to the doctor, she told me that I have 'eczema' and that it was unlikely to find out what caused it but that it is the most common type of skin problem to have and that she had a cream that really works to help alleviate the symptoms. I now have 'traimcinolone acetonide' cream. I put it on two times a day. Two of my areas have dramatically improved. The largest rash on the back of my left knee... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:23:50 EST Negative motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546032 My negative motivation to get me moving and off of fattening food is the prospect of being heavier than I already am. I am terrified of being so obese that I am in a wheel chair. <BR> <BR> The good news is that even if I am not up to exercise, that diet is the primary thing that controls and alters your body fat composition. This is both good and annoying. Why? Because you can control what you eat. But, you eat a lot more than you exercise. Even if you exercise 2x/day, most people still eat... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 10:43:26 EST Day 1: count down to Jan. 1, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5541210 I have started to take better care of myself again. I did wake up and put on my outfit but thats as far as I got. I went back to bed. But, I did delay breakfast to the time I would have eaten if I had done the workout. I'm trying to get used to that. <BR> <BR> I have done some chores, dishes/laundry, taken care of the <em>240</em> kitty. I also took a shower and before I got in the water I tried 'Dry Brushing'. I bought the brush at vitacost for less than 10$. Here is a pretty good video... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 15:47:37 EST Growing up is hard to doooooo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540137 Bleh. <em>20</em> I'm 35 and I'm still working on growing up. I'm very close to being done with this current project. <em>104</em> My Mom is retiring, tomorrow is her last day at work. This is <em>250</em> and its also necessary, she is losing her vision. Its not enough to give up a driver's license, but it is enough to not work as a graphic artist. <BR> <BR> I realize now that I have a tendency to drag my feet any time I perceive something as being 'hard' or 'work'. I am doing med... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:37:50 EST Back to the basics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533387 I never thought I would be the person that doesn't take care of themselves because work is so hard. But, I am that person now. I haven't been eating right, I haven't exercised in a month, I am so sick its ridiculous. I had a nervous break down on Sunday, tears, wanting to die, went to bed at 7 pm. Just a wreck. I've been having caffeine and not getting outside. I haven't been eating enough veggies. I haven't been well since 10/1/13. My glands have been swollen the whole time. This whole past ... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 22:25:44 EST Don't get emotionally involved http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517129 My Dad said that to me this morning. Apparently I have too many feelings. I just need to focus on getting things done and not on the final outcome. How am I supposed to know what to do if I don't know what the final outcome is supposed to be? Not sure. For me its a two edged sword, if I am not emotionally involved, then I just don't care at all. It doesn't matter. I will do a meditation to set aside all feeling regards this current project. I can sense a 'butt' in there somewhere but I don't ... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 15:51:43 EST My new Cathe DVDs have arrived!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506114 I have been fairly <em>282</em> sick for about two weeks now. I have a virus <em>527</em> like thing. The glands under my chin, I have a low grade <em>259</em> fever that comes and goes, a runny nose that comes and goes, and I'm <em>102</em> tired. I have been watching what I <em>4</em> eat. I have been eating at home most of the time. This past week I only had two meals out, one of them was a breakfast with a newly retired friend of my Mom's and the other was a split plate of ... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 15:28:31 EST New week, new month, new plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499516 Ok, back to my old plan, nothing really new here, just posting to stay on track. <BR> <BR> 1. Eat South Beach Style <em>265</em> <em>485</em> <em>371</em> <em>492</em> <em>373</em> <em>22</em> <em>498</em> <em>370</em> <em>369</em> <em>368</em> <em>367</em> <em>210</em> <em>284</em> <em>474</em> <em>490</em> <em>487</em> <em>470</em> <BR> <BR> 2. 1300-1400 <em>301</em> calories/day 5 days/week <BR> 3. With 1-2 higher calorie <em>493</em... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 18:30:09 EST Acceptance & Poor kitty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496909 I have weighed myself. <em>192</em> <em>192</em> The new scale seems more accurate and doesn't fly all over the place 15 pounds within 2 minutes. I'm not thrilled <em>39</em> with the weight, but it seems true. I'm doing well with staying more focused on my diet. Today is belly <em>344</em> dancing day. I already did a ton of chores and I will be doing <em>17</em> paperwork all day long. <BR> <BR> Eats: <BR> Breakfast: 2 english muffins/organic butter <BR> lunch: south beach... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:11:54 EST Soon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5488798 My new scale <em>192</em> has shipped. It should be here soon. Then, the <em>46</em> crying, and then the: <BR> <BR> Daily <BR> Weigh in <em>193</em> <BR> Food journal <em>387</em> - calorie counts <em>301</em> and weighed food is best but just writing it down is ok. <BR> Meditation <em>414</em> <BR> Mantra: Eat with the intent of losing weight <em>321</em> <BR> <BR> Eat on plan: <BR> South Bear Style: <BR> fruits <em>474</em> , <BR> vegg... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:26:01 EST work work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485259 Cathe says 'Work work!' <BR> <BR> I have to go to the store, then do paper work work all day, then maybe do an inspection work work, and do a workout work work, and then chill, work work. <BR> <BR> Sat, 14 Sep 2013 10:23:40 EST Nerves http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485019 It has been a while since I was on the <em>11</em> scale and I finally ordered a new one from a plus size catalog, I'm hoping that its a bit more sturdy than the one from BBB, that one has died. Now, I'm feeling <em>15</em> fat and scared <em>39</em> of when it gets here. <BR> <BR> I need to start counting <em>301</em> calories again. <BR> I need to make my own meals <em>191</em> <BR> I need to get that 500 <em>33</em> calorie burn in the AM <em>67</em> 5x/week <BR> I n... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 23:38:40 EST One smokey day at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5480453 The smoke is improving. I plan to do Cathe's Step Moves and Desi's Solar Yoga this afternoon. I am a bit tired. I was up late. I need to do a meditation, do a bunch of paper work (luckily today is a work from home day!), and then my workout. Not necessarily in that order, but probably in that order. I also need to do some chores around the house, laundry/dishes/trash. At least now I'm not scared to go get the can at the street (long driveway!). With the bloody noses I have been getting the no... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 10:50:28 EST Smoke, smoke, smoke http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479358 The Rim Fire smoke is in my house. <em>234</em> My nose bleeds intermittently, my throat is sore, my brain is foggy. <BR> <BR> Here is my tentative rotation for this week, subject to change without notice <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday: Rest <em>102</em> <BR> Monday: Cathe Step Moves <em>206</em> + Solar <em>414</em> Yoga <BR> Tuesday: Slide n'Glide <em>344</em> Cardio drills + Shiva <em>414</em> 1st half of Yoga for Beginner's <BR> Wednesday: Cathe Athletic <em>206</em... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 10:10:49 EST Confessions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474837 I'm an orange juice addict. Its true. For the past week or so the only things I have wanted to eat were french toast and orange juice. I want the oj to be watered down. I don't really know why. I think this is about potassium. I am a little embarrassed because I am part of teams South Beach and Low Carb and Smart Carbing. Jeez. But, I will say this for myself: I am keeping it to just 1-2 small glasses thinned out with water. Yikes. Who knew that OJ should be a controlled substance. Thats new ... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 16:43:27 EST