APROUDWANNABE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=APROUDWANNABE APROUDWANNABE'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/ NSV.. taco bell-less http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150641 I was REALLY wanting taco bell during lunch, but I got a great parking spot and I didn't want to move my car. (I know that sounds stupid, but I feel so lucky when I get a good parking spot- it totally makes my day! <em>334</em> ) Also, part of my trying to declutter is eating up the cereals/frozen meals that we've collected and got tired of so we didn't eat. So instead of going to taco bell I came back in to work and fixed my lean cuisine and my veggie chicken patty that I had in the fre... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:26:22 EST 24 Ways to Lose Weight Without Dieting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149610 I got this in an email and I just wanted to share. :-) <BR> <BR> <link>www.webmd.com/diet/ss/slideshow-no-d<BR>iet-weight-loss?ecd=wnl_wlw_112812&ctr<BR>=wnl-wlw-112812_ld-stry&mb=d7qvD545swe<BR>w1O%401YEJJh%40HnVev1imbCWIn6cR%40g5%2fw%3d </link> <BR> <BR> I particularly like the tip to watch for a "natural pause", and I know the pause they're talking about. It's when I suddenly find I'm more interested in something OTHER than eating and I have to refocus if I want to continue munching... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 14:25:04 EST salted caramel apples http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148139 I was reading an article last night and they were talking about mini salted caramel apples. This sounds AWESOME! I love caramel apples, and I love salted caramel. They suggested that if you don't want the dipped apple on a stick experience, then you can just cut up an apple and dip the slices in caramel sauce with a sprinkling of sea salt. <BR> <BR> It's not the healthiest snack ever, but it's better than pudding pie, so I may have to try this soon. <em>334</em> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 09:16:42 EST The cell phone diet, banana pudding for dinner, and gonna do it anyway http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147339 I'm still around, doing my thing. <em>41</em> Still been decluttering, but I keep forgetting about it so I'll end up not throwing anything away for three days and then throwing away three things at once. I think I'm pretty much caught up, though. <BR> <BR> I was searching on youtube today for videos about "fast five", and I came across a video about the cell phone diet. I hope the link works! <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gg5brRz47XA </link> It's pretty good - it basically help... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 16:14:22 EST 60-second health boosters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140604 I love this... printed it out and have it hanging on my desk. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=1557 </link> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 16:10:21 EST Thanksgiving and fasting and coffee and soup and... well.. stuff. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140594 Thursday is Thanksgiving. My SIL hosts it every year, and this year they're outsourcing some things because of a death in their immediate family, and some health problems that her husband's having. I was asked to bring my husband's family-famous pudding pie, a cherry cheese cake, and pineapple upsidedown cake, so those are on my list, but then I wanted to volunteer to bring something savory that both hubby and I can eat... with me being a vegetarian and him being anti-vegetable, there's ver... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:59:32 EST Declutter Your Life - free kindle book http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137340 I just thought I'd share that I saw a kindle book that's free for the moment, called Declutter Your Life. I can't say if it's any good, but it's free, so I figured I'd give it a try. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Here's the link if anyone's interested: <BR> <link> http://www.amazon.com/Declutter-Your-Life-<BR>Productivity-ebook/dp/B009AIEZPY/ref=z<BR>g_bs_digital-text_f_32 </link> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:42:02 EST one in, one out. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137283 So I told hubby about wanting to cut the clutter and live more simply, and I think I stressed him out because he's a pack rat by nature - <em>246</em> ! But after he took a couple deep breaths, he readily agreed that he will try to let things go for me, and I agreed that I will be sensitive to his desire to hang on to things. I plan on throwing/giving away one thing a day, every day, and will start with things that truly are pure trash (like the collection of empty boxes that we have dow... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 09:59:24 EST ok.. shake it off. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136215 I haven't been around for a while. Basically it boils down to the fact that the place in my mind has not reflected who I want to be, and I've been having a hard time trying to deal with it. Let's just say that. <BR> <BR> I felt bad about disappearing, because I feel that sparkpeople has become important to what I'm trying to do with my life, but I felt that a little solitary was important to me for a while, so that's what I gave myself. And now I'm like a turtle, trying to poke its' head ... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 10:26:27 EST I hope this post makes sense... I'm writing and watching TV at the same time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5105965 So, I did end up making cookies today, but it was for dad, hubby, BIL, SIL and FIL - not me. <em>211</em> I made chocolate chip pancake cookies, and they were really easy! Just take 4 tablespoons of unsalted butter, 2 tablespoons of agave nectar, 1/2 cup light maple syrup, and mix it all together really good. Then gently mix in 1 1/2 cups just-add-water type dry pancake mix until it's all mixed up into a nice dough. Finally, fold in 1/3 cup chocolate chips. Scoop out onto a baking s... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 12:04:50 EST Good enough? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104654 Evidently I've decided, somewhere in my brain, that 212lbs is where I want to be. <BR> <BR> I don't mean that my BODY'S decided, as in I'm doing everything I'm supposed to be doing and still not losing weight... I mean I'VE decided, as in I weighed in this morning and saw 209lbs again and my first thought was "cool! wiggle room! I'm making cookies!" <em>495</em> <BR> <BR> WUT??? <em>40</em> NO! This is not your goal weight, self! There is no... "wiggle room". I still have anothe... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 08:15:46 EST Breaking up with food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5102325 Dear Food, <BR> <BR> Sit down – we have to talk. <BR> <BR> We’ve been through a lot together, haven’t we? Remember when I started seeing those commercials from Taco Bell about “4th meal” and I took it to heart, and ended up having late night meals instead of snacks after dinner because of the fact that enough time had passed and I was hungry again, so I figured it was time for another meal? <em>246</em> Or when EVERY SINGLE emotion caused me to want to lose myself in you? We were to... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 09:56:08 EST I will remember. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099766 I will remember that one day I will not have some of the opportunities that I have today, and I want to look back and be satisfied that I took advantage of every opportunity that I was given. I don't want to regret not doing so when it's too late. <em>125</em> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 11:14:07 EST Do you drink protein shakes? And my new banana cream pie oatmeal recipe ROCKS! :-D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099648 Does anybody drink protein shakes? Do you have a particular brand that you like that you want to share? <BR> <BR> I want to start drinking protein shakes again - I think it will be a gentle way to break my fast. I'm particularly interested in whey. Speaking of protein shakes, I'm kind of excited about my break-fast today... I got some plain oatmeal, and I'm going to put in a scoop of banana flavored spirutein, and then mix in a container of vanilla flavored greek yogurt, and have a prote... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 09:50:33 EST My first long term fast! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093698 Well... it's not THAT long, but after a rough couple of days I think I'm going to go on a 43 hour water-and-coffee fast. That's basically starting my fast when my eating window closed yesterday (at 7p), fasting today, and then breaking my fast when I would normally break it tomorrow (at 2p). I just feel like my body wants a break! TMI, but I'm sharing anyway - it's around my TOM and for the past couple of days I was afraid that I'd eat my phone if I tried to use it to log in points, so I j... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:41:26 EST winter munchies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5090907 Bah... I hate winter so HARD. <em>234</em> And I found something new that I'm going to have to watch. It's not really new, it's just new to me because... well, I just never realized that I needed to watch it before! But I've been wanting to munch SO badly. <em>40</em> Gaaaaah! I let myself munch a little bit last night because I had lots of points left over for the week, but I need to not do that. I need to say "Yay! I have points left over! This is really going to boost me tow... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 07:54:20 EST ZZZzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZzzzzz... sleep on it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086360 Last night I made the pumpkin cake, and it ended up looking reeeeeeally good. <em>334</em> It was out of my eating window when it was finished, and I was tempted to have a little piece. Not even a piece, really - just a taste. But I didn't. <em>104</em> I told myself that a taste of cake wasn't worth breaking my window for the first time since starting IF. The cake will still be there during my next window and I can have a little piece then. So I decided that no matter what, if I... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 09:54:26 EST Pumpkin cake in my future http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085464 Today at the store I bought a cake mix that includes a cream cheese drizzle. When I get home I'm going to take that cake mix and add a 15 oz can of pumpkin (nothing else) and mix it up and then bake it in my cake pan until a toothpick comes out clean. After it cools I'm going to LIGHTLY drizzle it with the drizzle and share it with hubby and dad. <em>334</em> It's a delicious, lower fat pumpkin cake, with fiber because of the added pumpkin! <BR> <BR> Usually I'll use spice cake + ca... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 16:12:41 EST APWB 4-evaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5083414 I banned myself from SP yesterday! But I had a reason for it... I have a bad habit of deleting my accounts on SP on random "bad days", and yesterday was a bad day. I always regret doing it afterwards, I never have a good reason for doing it, and I decided that enough's ENOUGH! I'm not going to regret ANYTHING on SP anymore. I love all my spark friends, and I'm so proud of you all that you've met so many goals and accomplished so much, and I want to be there when you accomplish even more!... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 08:19:24 EST what's something that you've learned? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079065 Please - give me a tip or trick that you've learned since you've been on your road-to-healthy? Maybe a "safe food" that helps to crush cravings.... or a motivational thought that keeps you going.... or - whatever! Any tips/tricks would be greatly appreciated and cherished. As many as you want to share! <em>30</em> Sat, 29 Sep 2012 00:12:50 EST GAWD, self! Just let go already! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5078252 Dear self, <BR> <BR> Just let go of food already! Seriously! I give you snaps because you've got the IF thing down pat, but what's with this "OMGTHERE'SRANDOMCOOKIESINTHEBREAKROOMTHAT<BR>MUSTGOINMYMOUTH!" attitude you have? Before you eat stop and ask yourself "Hm... am I hungry? Will I benefit from eating this by either nutrition or even pleasure?" If the response back from your body is "OMG I'm so full I couldn't eat another bite or I'll be miserable!" or "Wow that last thing I ate wa... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 10:33:03 EST warning: just a post with me rambling about my crazies... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5076767 Yesterday my cousin called me and told me, out of the blue, that my uncle was going in for brain surgery because of blood on the brain. <em>40</em> What??? My uncle's had... no brain issues. It shocked me so much that I almost told my cousin he had the wrong number until I realized who it was! <BR> <BR> Hubby and I went up to the hospital to sit with the family after I got off of work, and I realized how much I did NOT want to be there. I could have stayed home and sent much stronger ... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 08:20:59 EST Right... Now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5074257 RIGHT NOW... I am grumpy because I want to eat. I'm not hungry, but for some reason I'm teasing myself that "doritos and hummus would be reaaaaaaaally tasty right about now" or "hey yanno you could go out for qdobas today". I find it funny that my stomach is even rumbly in anticipation of food because my mind has me so worked up! But I'm NOT HUNGRY! I guess it's just the urge to binge rearing its' ugly head. At least I can recognize that the urge to binge isn't hunger, and I don't listen... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 10:46:55 EST A good (free) book for kindle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5072530 I've been reading "Hungry:Lesson Learned on the Journey from Fat to Thin" by Allen Zadoff... I got it free for my kindle (and it's still free as of right now!), but I would have paid the $3.00 for it, because it's very funny, very informative, and I relate to it very much (being addicted to food myself). <em>30</em> It's basically about the author who is an obsessive overeater, and his life before and after his realization of this fact, and what he's done to try to get better from his add... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 08:28:02 EST NSV... HUT! HUT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5070598 Okay, not a direct NSV, but maybe an indirect NSV. <BR> <BR> I was just watching football with dad and hubby and I realized something... for the last few years when they would be talking about the football players' weights they'd say "Yea, he's a BIG guy... he weighs (insert weight that is about 20lb LESS than what I weighed)." <em>234</em> I HATED that! I HATED weighing more than a friggin' 7 foot tall powerhouse who's SUPPOSED to weigh a lot because he works out for a living to turn ... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 16:55:51 EST At least I know what I wanna be! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5067545 Okay... I admit that my blog is full of "I'm going to do THIS!" and then I never do it. I think it's just part of my thought process... getting something out in the open. Kind of my way of getting myself excited about something or jotting down ideas. However it probably comes off as me looking like a quitter most of the time. <em>246</em> But that's okay... I am just a "wanna be", after all. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> And today I've been thinking about how I wanna be more active. ... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 09:18:33 EST I am somebody's starting weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5066062 I was just sitting here thinking about how proud I'll be to hit 199lbs and finally be under that 200lb mark. <em>30</em> And how proud I'm going to be to see every pound melt away down to my goal weight of 160lbs. Shoot, I'm proud of the weight I am now, and I want to tell EVERYBODY how much I weigh! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> And then I started thinking about how the weight that I am now is SOMEBODY'S starting weight. Somebody stepped on the scale today and said "212?? How did I le... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 09:43:31 EST ..Q-R-S-Tea-U-V... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5065954 Anybody who reads this and feels like responding - do you like tea? If so, what flavor? Which do you like best over ice? <BR> <BR> I want to like tea so HAAAAAAARD... but I can't seem to bring myself to like it. <em>29</em> I try to like it, and sometimes I PRETEND to like it, but I never actually like it. I drank some yesterday and it felt like I was drinking flowers! I KNOW there has to be a tea flavor out there for me... I just have to find it. <em>334</em> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 08:24:45 EST Applesauce http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5064493 I was looking at "Healthy Inspiration from Spark People" and I saw this one: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l40916241.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And I read "Work for a cause, not for applesauce." <BR> <BR> I thought "Not a problem. I hate applesauce." <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> (alllllllllright... time for coffee <em>106</em> haha! <em>211</em> ) Tue, 18 Sep 2012 08:15:26 EST K.I.S.S. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063120 Okay... not much to talk about, but I'm going to ramble anyway... I want the spark points. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I'm still enjoying my approach to a healthy lifestyle, so I decided to think about where I want to refocus, instead of trying to bring NEW focuses into the equation. Keep with what works... K.I.S.S.! (Keep it simple, stupid!) <BR> <BR> I FINALLY dled the free Fast-5 ebook and I'm going to READ it. I'm also going to refocus on my steps... I'm still wearing my pedometer ever... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 11:51:27 EST At least I'm here... ( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5058861 Today is a "down" day. I knew it was coming because last night was a "down" night. But - at least I'm here, so I guess that's all that matters. <BR> <BR> This morning a part of me wanted to say "screw it!" and start my day with sugar - but I didn't. And I won't. On "down" days I rely on routine. I say "okay... I KNOW I want to stay in bed all day... but I can't. I have to go to work." or, if it's during the weekend "I can't stay in bed all day... I have to clean the house/do laundry/... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 10:03:55 EST I made brownies! :-D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5057205 I decided to make brownies last night (which I didn't eat because my window closed <em>334</em> ). Hubby has been enjoying when I make cupcakes verses cakes lately, because they're better portion control... he can grab a cupcake, feel satisfied, and not try to eat half a cake in the process because his eyes are bigger than his stomach! So when I made the brownies I made them muffin style in a cupcake pan so that they're already individually sized for him. <BR> <BR> We got to talking a... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 07:59:11 EST I -heart- youtube, but SP can go take a leap. (Not my sparkfriends, just the site itself ;-) ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5055619 I'm so mad right now. <em>46</em> I just had a whole post made out about how much I love youtube, and how I've been watching the Hodge Twins recently (aka the fasting twins), and when I tried to post it SP deleted it and made me start allllll-lllllll over just because I put a symbol heart ("less than sign" and a 3) in my title. It didn't even give me the chance to revise and resubmit, and now I have to get to work so I can't retype everything. <em>234</em> grrrrrr SP. Why are you m... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 08:27:04 EST I'm not supposed to be so attached to a shirt... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5054049 I have three shirts that are my "fat" shirts. These shirts have been with me through thick and thin... literally. <em>334</em> I have a white one (that's comfy but you can see my bra through <em>40</em> ), a black one (also comfy but is uber faded) and a blue-and-green one (which really is the only one I should still be wearing because it's the only one in semi good shape <em>246</em> ). ALL these shirts are waaaay too big on me. If I wear them with shorts, it looks like I'm not we... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:16:31 EST crustless pumpkin pie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5053120 I made this: <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=454777 </link> <BR> <BR> It's good. <em>471</em> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:45:28 EST This is NOT official... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5052555 I try not to watch the scale too much, because I know how weight can bounce up and down, but I admit - I'm kind of addicted to my scale! Basically I weigh myself every morning when I get up, and every night when I take a bath, but I consider Thursday mornings my only "official" weigh in, so that I only "officially" weigh myself once a week. This is the weigh in that I actually log into SP. <BR> <BR> So all this? It's unofficial. BUT, it's consistent. <em>334</em> (even if it is only... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:56:23 EST Hazards of IF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5046692 So for the past week or so I've been breaking my fast at work with a snack bag of microwave popcorn. It's filling, it gives my mouth and my stomach something to do, and... I just plain like popcorn. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Honestly it's getting annoying to eat at work. <em>29</em> My lunch (aka the time I escape my desk and hide out in my car with my kindle) is at 12, but I don't have break-fast until 2, and then I'm trying to eat and work at the same time. I dunno... I've thought a... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 08:08:53 EST I've probably said it before, but I STILL can't believe it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5039805 I know I've made similar posts, and it feels like my posts are in repeat, but it amazes me every single time I'm able to say no! <BR> <BR> Last night after my window closed, I grabbed my kindle and was going to do some reading... hubby was downstairs playing guitar and dad was in bed. Nobody was around to supervise me with the huge bag of M&Ms on the counter. I actually tried to talk myself into having a few... nobody would know anyway! Or maybe even grab some chips. Just a handful of ... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 09:54:27 EST S.S.D.D. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5038457 I haven't been talking a lot lately, but I really haven't had much to say. I haven't changed it up much because I've been enjoying what I've been doing, so I haven't had anything new and exciting to say. <BR> <BR> I have been losing and gaining the same pound for the past few weeks... and even though I'm happy with the fact that I've literally been eating anything I want and maintaining at a lower weight than I would normally be maintaining without F5, I want to continue losing weight so ... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 08:19:51 EST Fat Lover's Burger?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5032724 On the way into work I pass a Rally's, and it seems like forever that they've had listed on their big sign "$1 - Fry Lover's Burger". EVERY SINGLE MORNING I pass that sign and do a double take because I read it "$1 - FAT Lover's Burger". <BR> <BR> Okay, maybe not blog worthy, but I figured it was an appropriate misread, so I thought I'd share. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I can't talk, though... I used to love cheese sandwiches with doritos. <em>246</em> Mon, 27 Aug 2012 07:58:49 EST A meal, a snack, and a bite http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5032303 Okay... so for the last couple weeks I'm not seeing much of a weight loss. I seem to be hoovering right in the same area. I've seriously thought about going back to counting points while on fast 5. I know I should, and I mentioned it before, but I just haven't yet because I'm going to be honest- I hate counting ANYTHING! <em>46</em> I just don't have a big enough attention span to keep track of stuff. <em>29</em> But I know that it works, and it's what's going to make me aware of WH... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 21:34:27 EST An elephant's heart! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5031937 I was browsing around SP, and found where someone had posted this list, and I stole it. <em>334</em> It compares how many pounds you've lost/want to lose with a real life thing. i'm hovering just shy of a 50lb weight loss, and it amazed me when I scrolled down and read "a small bale of hay" right next to the 50lb mark! I've firmly lost an elephant's heart, however. <em>334</em> And when I'm done, I'm going to be able to say that I've lost a 2 month old horse! Wow! I can't wait! <... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 16:36:14 EST change of thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030318 Yesterday my window closed at 5:00. I knew that today I wouldn't be eating until we met with the SIL for dinner, which will be at 6:30. So I thought to myself "A 25.5 hour fast. That's not bad. And a 24 hour fast would be nice to do anyway. <em>30</em> " <BR> <BR> This is a big change in thinking for someone who would, not too long ago, finish lunch and then start daydreaming of dinner only 5 hours later. Sat, 25 Aug 2012 09:55:50 EST New discovery... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027833 Yesterday there was garlic bread left over from a meeting at work. It smelled sooooooo good and it made my mouth water, but several people who ate it said it was dry. And today there are cheese danish, and they look very sweet and yummy, but I know from my past experience with such danishes that they're not actually as good as their looks may lead you to believe. <BR> <BR> Maybe I'll simply accept the fact that sometimes food tastes good... sometimes food smells good... sometimes food look... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:54:12 EST Just me complaining, and what I plan to do about it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5026579 Before I start, I just want to say that this is a pointless blog. I just want the spark points, and had to blog about something, so here it is! haha! <BR> <BR> New fun fact about me that I don't think I've mentioned yet! <BR> I have tourettes. <BR> <BR> Okay, maybe not "fun" fact, but a fact nonetheless. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> So anyway... the past few days my anxiety's been acting up, and therefore so have my tics. When I don't feel good, either mentally or physically, it's like a... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 15:13:49 EST mac and cheese... yay!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5024532 I've been trying to get on SP everyday, even on "bad days". I think a routine helps me during those days, and SP is a valuable part of my routine. I seriously appreciate all the encouragement that my wonderful spark friends give me, and I want you all to know that! <em>247</em> I can read about what's going on in your life, and blog about my own life, and it always makes my day better, no matter what kind of day I've been having up until that point, and I want to thank you all for that.... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 08:27:20 EST Get outta my head! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5018413 Okay, so I don't know if I've been posting about Fast 5 too much or not, but lemme tell you a secret... I don't care. <em>334</em> Haha! <em>211</em> It's still new and exciting to me, and blogging about it is keeping me from driving my family and friends TOTALLY insane by talking about it all the time, so I'm going to keep talking about it all I want. <BR> <BR> So there. <em>20</em> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Anyways - I found another change that I'm crediting to F5. Yesterday... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 17:15:38 EST The Public Humiliation diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5016860 <link>deadspin.com/5545674/the-public-humi<BR>liation-diet-a-how+to </link> <BR> <BR> Totally I didn't write it... I just found it while clicking around, but it's funny as hell so I had to share. <BR> <BR> There's some cussing in it, so if you can't handle it you should probably not read it. <BR> ((You should probably be careful reading my journal, too... sometimes I censor myself better than other times. <em>20</em> haha! <em>211</em> )) Wed, 15 Aug 2012 15:48:22 EST WARNING! QQ ahead... You've been warned! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5016534 Right now, I'm fat and unhappy. <BR> <BR> But I'm losing weight! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> So soon I will be skinny... and unhappy. <em>29</em> <BR> <BR> I need to start realizing that losing weight isn't going to solve all my problems. Losing weight isn't going to make my depression and anxiety go away. Those are problems that I'm going to have to deal with separately, but I'm still going to work on losing weight. Because when it comes down to it, I'd rather be skinny-me battling de... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 11:36:28 EST what's the rush? slooooooow down... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5014894 This morning I stepped on the scale and noticed that I've tentatively lost another 1lb, despite the large pizza that I ate over the course of the weekend. <BR> <BR> So did I say "215lbs?? I haven't seen 215lbs in so long!! <em>321</em> Way to go, me! <em>321</em> " O no, not at all. What I said instead was "1lb a week?? At 1lb a week, it's going to take me 45 WEEKS to get to goal!! <em>29</em> " <BR> <BR> Really self?! REALLY? I'm making a lot of changes, and slowly losing weigh... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 10:20:13 EST