ANGORAAMORA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ANGORAAMORA ANGORAAMORA'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/ Love hate relationship with food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831061 Love love love food. Tooooo much! lol Yet as the advertisement says, Ya gotta eat! <BR> I have realized though, a bit late in life, that I have some food allergies. I went vegetarian last year and felt better than I ever had. I started to reintroduce foods, and lost control and back to feeling yuck. <BR> I will soon end a juice fast. On day 7 now. Then I want to do vegetarian and introduce gluten to see how I do, then introduce goats milk. I know I can not handle regular dairy. I have a stro... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:45:09 EST Making a life line http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826711 I think life line may have originally come from tying a rope on a pathway you walk during a snow storm, so you don't get lost... I'm not sure. <BR> But in knitting, when you have a lacy intricate pattern, it is wise to put in a life line every so many rows. It's a different color thread, to mark a row that designates a certain spot, one that you know you have it right up to that point. This way if you make a mistake, you don't have to redo the whole thing. You put a life line in, so when you... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 00:11:41 EST Tweeking things to Make them work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556205 I have changed my eating. That resulted in a 50 lb loss this past year. I joined the YMCA and that helped to have a more active lifestyle with my boys. But....things just were not working. Since August I had lost very little weight, and I wasn't truly getting exercise for myself. <BR> This sounds crazy, but in addition to my YMCA membership, I joined anytime fitness. It just wasn't working before. When I go to the YMCA I am busy with our sons, not exercising for myself. I do feel it is impor... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 19:40:29 EST Sticking to it in a difficult time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463265 I have lost 46 pounds. I am so thankful, because the things I have had to manage the past couple of weeks, I would not have been able to. Our adopted son, has many challenges. Unfortunately that include causing harm to others and himself. Things have escalated to where we had to have him admitted for mental health. This has been the most difficult thing I have ever gone through, and I have not lived on a bed of roses. <BR> I had to physically restrain him...if I had been 46 pounds heavier, i... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 16:28:01 EST Progress Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5312865 I am 5 days into eating healthy with the Eat to live program. Today I woke up with out a migraine. Water retention is pretty much nil! My knee pain is almost gone. Which I am pretty sure was from swelling from all that water. I have learned a few new recipes that I do like. But, do not know enough recipes to be really happy with what I have to eat. <BR> My next goal is to learn more recipes. Pick up some light exercise. I think I can get back to hooping. Also will be walking Gigi more, espec... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 17:07:36 EST Having a Buddy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311744 On my own I am not likely to get the exercise I need. I have to many excuses. But one thing I will do is, do for others. I think that is why a buddy is good. I don't want to let them down. I will think about their needs as well. <BR> My boys will be starting dog training with Gigi tonight with 4H. Then we go to their first class in agility on Saturday. At ages 6 and 7, I will have to be right there with them. So no sitting in the car, waiting for class to be over. It is a win win for everyon... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 17:58:06 EST April Fools and I ain't Fooling! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5308234 Been a while since I have posted. I am a bit far from my goal of losing a 100 pounds by September. But I have not given up. I have come to the realization though, that what I have been doing is not enough. <BR> I have come to accept that the way I eat is just going to be different from others. I just can't go where they go with food. My body reacts as if it is totally toxic. <BR> My family is glad that I am coming to this realization and are hopeful that I will indeed do what I need to for... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 23:17:51 EST Fear http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199763 Never before have I been at the place I am now. Went to the Doc. Well that asthmatic bronchitis thing back in September, is actually asthma that will have to be treated for now on. And my knees have popped from the time I was a small child. But now the pain isn't going away, and today I nearly fell on my face trying to step up one stair! <BR> I'm 49 and I can't hardly walk up the stairs. Yes, I'm scared. The best thing I can do for myself though, is let this fear remind me not to eat someth... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:27:06 EST 30 Commitments for 30 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186352 That's right.... I will be posting my progress on my blog if you would like to check it out. angoraamora.blogspot.com <BR> <BR> What would your 30 be? <BR> <BR> Here is the short version of mine, more in depth explanation on my blog <BR> The title really says it all. I am picking 30 things I want to be doing every day, and committing myself for the next 30 days to make sure they happen. I hope to add some pics and videos to make this a bit more interesting. But...I am going to be very bus... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 14:23:52 EST Dancing in the Storm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5091891 Ok...I think I have been battling depression. I thought it was from feeling to overwhelmed when my house got overwhelmingly messy. But today it is as clean as it has ever been, even decorated for the fall. But I felt that awful feeling of depression kicking it. <BR> Some say depression is suppressed anger. Some say a chemical imbalance. Some say a spiritual problem of ingratitude. Some say a feeling of not being able to control your environment. Dr.'s say overweight people are depressed peop... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 21:15:30 EST I own a hula hoop!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5065141 I did it! I made a hula hoop...well 3 of them. The last one a bit to small, the first a bit to big. I also found some mood music. I had these love song cd's I purchased as a gift for someone else, and forgot them when I mailed their gift to them...coming in handy now. <BR> This is fun.... and yes, it's hard to not do to much to soon. But...breathing still a bit difficult so, I can't push myself to far anyway. <BR> The big hoop...I will have to go outside to do it. I'm trying to get brave en... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 15:51:19 EST Ok.... I am ready to really begin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5064033 I haven't been perfect on program. Just kind of easing my way into things. <BR> I am familiar now with how to track exercise and food. <BR> Still haven't figured out how to send spark goodies to others. I can send them to myself... <BR> I cleaned out my kitchen cabinets and fridge. Froze up a few extra portions of some recipes I found on here. <BR> Tomorrow, I need to restock my cabinets with good stuff. I am looking forward to really beginning. I feel this sight has given me the tools I ha... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 22:09:58 EST Loving IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5060863 Ok...the recipes here are just awesome might I say! I love how the tracker works. Though I am still messing up sometimes when tracking and it takes me a while to get it right. <BR> Every recipe my family has liked. Not one has been a yuck moment. <BR> <BR> I checked out the exercise tracker...though still waiting because of illness. Though I may try some of the exercises tomorrow. Just today is first day after finished antibiotics, and I am feeling a bit worse...sigh....me thinks I need an... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 21:05:35 EST When it clicks..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5059415 It clicked... like a piece in a puzzle.... <BR> <BR> I was washing dishes, just thinking. I turned to pick up some more dirty dishes off the table and there sat that box of blasted doughnuts and it clicked..... <BR> This is it.... I feel I came to that place where it just all clicks. I'm never going back. I've got this. It was a wow moment.... <BR> You read peoples success stories, and you wonder when it will happen for you...how will you know if it is theeeee time it will happen. <BR> I k... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 17:26:04 EST When it clicks..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5059414 It clicked... like a piece in a puzzle.... <BR> <BR> I was washing dishes, just thinking. I turned to pick up some more dirty dishes off the table and there sat that box of blasted doughnuts and it clicked..... <BR> This is it.... I feel I came to that place where it just all clicks. I'm never going back. I've got this. It was a wow moment.... <BR> You read peoples success stories, and you wonder when it will happen for you...how will you know if it is theeeee time it will happen. <BR> I k... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 17:26:03 EST A box of doughnuts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5058186 I don't get it. Sweety pie has brought home the largest box of doughnuts I have ever seen. Cute ones too. I don't know if I am more angry at him...or me that I had blown my diet on cookie dough earlier. <BR> Stress eating...perhaps he does understand just how hard today was... he must... because <BR> that's got to be the hugest box of doughnuts purchased. <BR> Looks like it's going to take some time to convince hubby ...and myself...there are better ways of dealing with stress. <BR> Today ... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 20:59:31 EST My First Blog Post (here that is) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5056554 Wow...what a day. Filled with appts. While in town decided to pick up a few things for puppet making. Went for allergy shot. Couldn't get it because they noticed my cough and wheezing. Sometimes you just don't realize how sick you are until someone says something. I had been like this for over a month. They loaded me with meds and some breathing treatments. Perhaps that's why I have felt so very terrible this past month. I am glad it "Sparked" me to get with it about my weight, but sometimes ... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 19:01:58 EST