ATV-NANCY's SparkPeople Blog ATV-NANCY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Weekly Weigh In day. It's my weekly weigh in day my wt. is the same I remembered that I'm down #12 now so I am encouraged with the results. Logging food seems to be working. Thu, 2 Feb 2012 11:27:44 EST Super bowl menus Super Bowl Menu; <BR> <BR> White house super bowl menu [last year] <BR> wings <BR> cheese burgers <BR> pizza chips and dip potato salad <BR> no veggie tray <BR> <BR> high carb <BR> ---- <BR> <BR> Our super bowl menu; <BR> wings, [baked w/ ranch seasoning] <BR> deviled eggs, <BR> veggie tray <BR> crab dip <BR> humus dip <BR> cheese dip <BR> little smokies <BR> chili <BR> <BR> lower carb not low fat how ever Wed, 1 Feb 2012 15:13:56 EST Ill I've been fighting a cold and not been tracking stuff on line that I consume. <BR> Trying to stay on it off line in my note book but it is more of a challenge when you do not feel well. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 11:33:05 EST Sick day Having a sick day today fighting a cold it's kicking my butt. Ack! <BR> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 13:29:32 EST Snow! Today's news in a word snow! I've been able to use it as an exercise opportunity clearing snow from the driveway patio and front walk, as has hubby and son in law! Wed, 18 Jan 2012 14:33:25 EST Stormy / Snow day It's stormy here we have some changes in the weather as another cold front of winter-y weather rolls through b-r-r! Winds snow in the forecast not my favorite time of the year. I'm glad I have the exercise bike so I can continue with me exercise routine. <BR> <BR> Grand kids were here yesterday they wanted to make cookies I sent most of the cookies home with them. It reminded me of a snow day when I was a kid they did some of the same things we did played out side in the snow, put puzzles ... Tue, 17 Jan 2012 14:03:09 EST Paula D. I've been reading about the Paula Deen announcement that she has type 2 diabetes I"m not surprised at all by this. My realitives that live in the south that eat like that all have type 2 also. Her son is doing healthier meals on a new show on the food channel it's about time! Duh; love her show but looks like she can't eat that either now. <BR> Sat, 14 Jan 2012 15:28:11 EST Monday Monday Monday my weigh in day wt. is the same ~sigh~ oh well. I'll keep on plugging away and try to get past this plateau. More water, yard work is good exercise, so as soon as the frost melts off and it warms up a bit. I'll be outside doing leaf removal, bagging up some leaves. My back is better so that helps yea! <BR> <BR> What's your week looking like? Mon, 9 Jan 2012 11:45:44 EST Ex. Did my walk & ex. bike after church today weather was warmer than yesterday so it was good but I really had to make my self get up and do it I really wanted to just veg. out today. Glad I did how ever after I always feel so much better! Sun, 8 Jan 2012 21:43:23 EST Back from the dump I tweaked my back today helping hubby with a load of stuff he was taking to the dump so now I"m trying to take it way easy. I did get a walk in today. Weather is great and I'm in better spirits today so that is good. Sat, 7 Jan 2012 15:10:43 EST Stress It's been a stressful day here this morning with the house on the market, as well as other things going on challenges faced, but the good news is that at least I'm not stuffing food in my face stress eating. Time to think about a walk. Fri, 6 Jan 2012 13:27:10 EST Recipe Tweaking Recipe tweaking here going on I'm trying to get more fiber in some of the cooking around here. First attempt was not so good, but the next two were more yummy! <BR> Now I need to write down what I did. Thu, 5 Jan 2012 21:21:32 EST Back on track I'm doing good today back on track bs is in my target range, of course it's easy to say that before I eat! LOL! At least I have a better attitude today about life. Wed, 4 Jan 2012 11:46:39 EST Yea! No rants today yea! <BR> <BR> Hubby got the gutters cleaned. <BR> <BR> I've been sorting boxes of stuff that came out of offices and other rooms upstairs when we moved stuff out to put in the carpeting. I did not have time to sort it all so this feels great and it's good exercise too. I've been getting Christmas stuff put away also. <BR> <BR> Did my 5 mi. on the ex. bike this morning. <BR> Loving the sunny day out today and it's pretty warm that is a plus too. Tue, 3 Jan 2012 18:19:27 EST Cool! I am able to get this to load up properly now so that helps. <BR> <BR> I'm frustrated with the tracking on this can't get the page with calories etc. to load up fiber content so I can track that. One of my new years goals increase fiber content. Mon, 2 Jan 2012 15:20:11 EST New Years Eve Party Went to a New Years Eve party what a fiasco, did not drink but the late dinner really messed me up for insulin doses and bs are all out of whack today no breakfast for me! <BR> <BR> Hubby has done 2 mi. on the ex. bike two days in a row yea! <BR> Back from my walk, I did some exercising while I watched star wars this morning! Sun, 1 Jan 2012 11:54:57 EST Big sigh Up two pounds this would make a lesser person suicidal eat right exercise more and add weight what's right about this equation! So frustrated!!! Sat, 31 Dec 2011 11:56:15 EST Ack! Not a success today. Well it looks like the only way I can loose wt. is to got clean and lean not sure how balanced that is and it will involve tweaking my meds. going green is NOT my preference. I over-did it last night so NO breakfast for me. <BR> <BR> I did 5 mi. on the ex. bike took two walks, with a new year's eve party looming in the near future making me think I'll fail yet again on my calorie restriction. This is NOT working for me. The problem is me and I love food sigh don't know how I can do this i... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 13:22:40 EST Yea blogging is possible today got it going! I tried to blog yesterday but could not get it to post but today after the third try it successfully loaded! <BR> <BR> Today my bs is down a bit more today so yea for that. <BR> <BR> It helps me to read and know what others are going through and to be grateful for the simple things in our life this week. I am hoping those of you that have been fighting illness are feeling better on the mend and return to health soon. <BR> <BR> They got to enjoy the pizza for the afternoon snack in the t... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 13:34:09 EST Merry Christmas Merry Christmas wishing you health and happiness & success with your food and exercise this holiday season! Sat, 24 Dec 2011 12:21:20 EST Grats A gratitude list for today ~ <BR> 1. I am so grateful that we did not have to do the cookie white elephant exchange at church this weekend hubby was on the mend. 2. I had enough going on with out worrying about getting two more doz. cookies to turn out perfectly! ACK! <BR> 3. I'm so grateful to have seen both the sun rise and 4. sun set yesterday. <BR> 5. Also grateful for the Christmas light display at the park we stopped by to see after and excellent movie we saw footloose =D <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 19 Dec 2011 12:25:03 EST Yea! I totally forgot about taking that spill my aches are gone! So happy about that. It's a lovely sunny morning here today. Frosty and cold but lovely out. I have fish thawing for our main meal this weekend. <BR> <BR> Change in the plan cookie dough I did up this week the batch for the older tweens test cookie did not turn out as well as planned so I've baked up five batches of various kinds and they are packaged up and ready to go for the bake sale. <BR> <BR> I don't think we are going to d... Sat, 17 Dec 2011 11:47:21 EST Yea it's working! Yea I can add a new entry. <BR> <BR> My bs [blood sugar # ] was awesome this morning. <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm gimping a bit after my spill last night but at least I slept great and my perspective on life is better. I may have to scale back my activities today just a bit. <BR> <BR> <BR> Folks may just have to bake their own cookies! They can have the dough! Now there's an idea and I don't have to smell it cooking removing the temptation! Teens and tweens are perfectly capable of baking them a... Fri, 16 Dec 2011 11:32:09 EST Updating this Blog Not Easy Today. Okay it's frustrating when I have to click multiple times to get this screen up so I can make a new blog entry ack! I'm trying to get a handle on my day so far and it's making it take longer to do this part of it not a good thing. <BR> <BR> At least my blood sugar was a good number today after tweaking my meds. that's always a good thing. <BR> <BR> Cold weather is upon us for the week now for the indoor exercises that I've planned can begin again today. <BR> <BR> Getting ready for the ... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 12:01:12 EST Movie We saw the movie Dolphin Tale this weekend it was touching. I'm still learning how to deal with going to the movie w/out getting snacks that put me over my calorie intake for the day. It's a challenge I've had to learn to brace myself against the smell of popcorn wafting through the movie house, the sound of others crunching on it in the theater was harder the first few times now it is not so bad. So I am getting better and my attitude has greatly improved. <BR> <BR> We made snicker doodles... Mon, 12 Dec 2011 19:23:35 EST Say what? Well the showing was a bust the Realtor called an hour before the showing to cancel just as we were putting the finishing touches on the place and getting ready to head out the door. So we just relaxed and enjoyed the sparkling house. <BR> <BR> I went for a walk and got my exercise bike time in the evening while watching a video with hubby in the basement. <BR> <BR> I made meatballs baked them in the oven with half turkey sausage they were very yummy. Sun, 11 Dec 2011 11:00:22 EST Ack! Ack! I just lost a post. So I ran a diagnostic and need to update some thing on the p/c the good news is that I did not eat b/c I was frustrated. My post was about a low blood sugar in the night so that was breakfast for me. I have a meal plan for the weekend. <BR> <BR> We have the house on the market and have a showing today, plus my exercise plan not unlike the rest of the week. <BR> <BR> Hubby is cooking his breakfast he gets to eat today turkey sausage was so lean it burnt and stuck ... Sat, 10 Dec 2011 13:37:44 EST Cooking Success! I made humus the first time it tasted great! I did baked chicken breasts w/ canned crushed tomatoes, and already prepped veggies on top for dinner that was a hit and so yummy! Hoping I'm getting the hang of eating healthier now at least part of the time. <BR> <BR> Made a positive change at church after my request for less sugar they sent out an e-mail for more protein in the things for the gatherings. Yea for that. Fri, 9 Dec 2011 17:34:47 EST Dr Oz. YOU on a diet Got the YOU on a diet book at the thrift shop to check out the exercises he's doing yoga in those as far as I can tell I've not read that chapter yet however. Some of the recipes were inspiring. <BR> <BR> It is eye opening when I log food for the calories, carbs., fat etc. content! But I like it that I did not have to do all the calculating myself. Wed, 7 Dec 2011 11:25:33 EST Coconut Crab Dip Coconut Crab Dip <BR> <BR> 2 pkg. cream cheese {softened} <BR> 1 Cup crab meat flaked <BR> 2 handfuls shredded coconut <BR> Dash garlic salt <BR> <BR> Soften cream cheese, crumble cooked crab meat, <BR> and coconut in cream cheese, add garlic salt <BR> stir and chill. Great with veggies. <BR> Low carb and easy! <BR> <BR> I took this to a ladies meeting for Christmas at our church last night yummy! Tue, 6 Dec 2011 11:57:23 EST Red & Green Soup Red & green soup <BR> <BR> One can each, collard greens pinto beans, one quart broth or stock; one cup sliced pickled beets; one package frozen stir fri veggies. Meat your choice or you can leave it out! Cooked mine in the crock pot. <BR> ---- <BR> I'm still tweaking my Coconut Pumpkin Smoothie today I tried it with <BR> 3/4 c. milk {that's all we had in the house.} <BR> 1T. coconut milk <BR> <BR> The next one I"ll add 1 tea. vanilla to it! <BR> <BR> ----- <BR> My Dec. goals are gett... Mon, 5 Dec 2011 15:21:39 EST My Version of the pumpkin smoothie Coconut Pumpkin Smoothie <BR> <BR> 1c. pumpkin or squash {cooked} <BR> Dash pumpkin pie spice <BR> Dash cinnamon <BR> Splash of milk <BR> 1/3 c. {or less} of coconut milk <BR> 1 packet Splenda <BR> <BR> Pour ingredients in blender and mix until the consistency of applesauce. <BR> <BR> ----- <BR> I'm trying to keep the carbs. low and did not like the protein powder taste in my last one so I came up with this it was very tasty! I used spaghetti squash in mine as it was what we had. I... Sun, 4 Dec 2011 11:38:03 EST MyChristmas Fitness Wish List heavier wts. x <BR> pedometer x <BR> gazelle <BR> <BR> My Christmas wish list this year has partially been filled heavier weights our daughter had some I could borrow both #10 & #12 so I took the ten pound ones and the twelve pound ones will be to graduate to later I'll trade! While I was there she suggested looking at the one dollar store for a ped o meter love that idea. <BR> <BR> I'll be looking for the gazelle at thrift shops. <BR> <BR> What's on yours? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 3 Dec 2011 12:34:55 EST That whey protein powder was icky! That whey protein powder in a word is yucky I did not like the smoothie I made yesterday. I can try it again with milk. <BR> <BR> Today coconut milk in my sugar free cocoa is awesome it adds calories but very tasty I can have this for a special occasion like on the weekends not every day. <BR> I was pleasantly surprised to see how low in carbs the coconut milk was! <BR> <BR> Hubby is feeling better from the bout of flu yesterday good news there. <BR> <BR> The sun is out so I'm looking f... Fri, 2 Dec 2011 11:44:49 EST Got it Yea I got this to show up so I can put a blog entry in last night I made some soup home made had to guess on the carbs and missed it thought it had more carbs you know like beans in it. Tasty with the half of a pear hubby & I shared. Then 4 mi. on the exercise bike while I watched Dr. Oz Paula Dean was his guest. Later my bs was low so I had to have some thing to eat had a granola bar and cheese was glad I was still in my calorie limit for the day when I entered that today yea! So I'm a happy... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 10:28:20 EST 200 pounds of squash I looked up some squash recipes I have lots of squash here to use and some will be going to the church for their food thing. So menu planning is underway here now. I shopped in our freezer it needs cleaned. Found more crab to crack that's a fun activity for me. <BR> <BR> Holding my two #5 in one hand for arm workouts got me to thinking I could use the Total Gym instead of spending more $ on bigger wts. I did my 3 miles on the exercise bike while I watched Dr. Phil today. Those pink girls ha... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 22:49:03 EST Crab Dip Cream cheese one 8 oz. packet softened <BR> Crab meat one cup <BR> Ranch seasoning one teaspoon <BR> <BR> Mix softened cream cheese with crab meat and fold in seasoning. Let sit over night if you have time for better flavor mingling. We love this easy and tasty dip it is great with veggies for holiday parties! Mon, 28 Nov 2011 22:32:07 EST Dr. Oz Did you see Dr. Oz it had a bit with the spark book on it today. <BR> interesting stuff, Dr. Phil had a roll out of the new exercise program for PINK on today too more of them on The dr.'s mid. week. I"m looking forward to see if Dr. Oz can get Paula D. to go low fat with cooking that's on Wed. Mon, 28 Nov 2011 21:30:29 EST Still here Last night I had a scary episode with a blood sugar crash. Hubby went in to rescue mode and revived me with juice and the glocagun. Did every thing right that the diabetic ed. person had told us to. Snack before bed and it still happened bummer. <BR> But I'm still here so that's the good news. What does not kill you makes you stronger. Tue, 15 Nov 2011 13:50:09 EST I'm back I'm back today I did rake leaves in the back yard winds are whipping leaves off the trees here today. I got a stationary bike this summer at a yard sale after having some foot problems because I over did it on yard work one week; so I've been using that. This month I've tweaked my exercise routine for winter to include walking as I can, and I'm using our Total Gym found that used a while back, it's great for arm and upper body work outs and I'm learning new routines for that as I work out the... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 16:01:38 EST Changing things up a bit here now. I had been more active this summer <BR> and having to deal with type one <BR> insulin doses in the summer is all new to me <BR> I was having too many bs [blood sugar] crashes [low readings] and <BR> having cookies for these and putting on wt. so <BR> I had to do something different so I changed my <BR> protocol for my meds. It seems to be working for me. <BR> <BR> Getting some type of physical activity for 30 min. <BR> after each meal seems to be helping! <BR> Today I have laundry do... Mon, 27 Jul 2009 13:08:57 EST (no title) We are back from vacation; <BR> had a dr. visit before I left <BR> said my AC-1 would be down <BR> the next time I have one. <BR> It was 12 last time I was very ill. <BR> Did great on vacation lost a couple of pounds. <BR> I did not need to loose them but what I seem to be <BR> stabilizing at now. <BR> <BR> Got off the sliding scale and am doing carb. counting <BR> for my insulin; getting that "dialed in" the first week of that <BR> was rough; my blood sugar levels were up and I was ill from... Sun, 21 Sep 2008 17:37:45 EST (no title) Was at the dr. and I got a good report today. <BR> Wish I could say the same thing about the dentist. <BR> H. broke a tooth this week. <BR> I need a root canal and 3 other teeth need worked on oh joy NOT! <BR> <BR> I'm to the next phase of my diabetes counting carb and not chasing <BR> blood sugar numbers this is a more proactive approach instead of reactive. <BR> <BR> Less finger pokes too I'm really glad about that! Thu, 28 Aug 2008 00:15:16 EST (no title) I'd not been to a regular dr. in about 20 years; out lived one, another one moved. Learn from my mistake people. I've been doing the natural thing thought I had menopause. Some of the symptoms were the same hot night sweats etc. If I'd been to a family dr. for annual visit this came up in the middle of the year and might not have been caught. I was at the eye dr. in April my eyes were fine then so he said I did not have it then less than 6 mo. ago. <BR> <BR> I got to help folks move and w... Wed, 20 Aug 2008 22:48:50 EST Update I kept loosing weight and was not even trying <BR> stopped exercising got under 100 lbs. <BR> and did not look so good then had some dental work <BR> and could not eat much <BR> after that I had a health crisis <BR> had to be life flighted to the nearest big city <BR> and had blood sugar level of 1,000. <BR> I'm now a type I diabetic. <BR> Was in the hospital nearly a week. <BR> Death was knocking at the door. <BR> <BR> I've been out of the hospital a week and a half as of today. ... Sun, 17 Aug 2008 13:49:09 EST Back to the Basics! Today's goals include bake pumpkins they are cooling now. <BR> I have a recipe I'm going to try. <BR> Have a recipe for the holidays <BR> I'm going to try for apple crisp. <BR> I'm still tweaking it and have <BR> not tried it out yet. <BR> <BR> Then I'm going to work on the pumpkin version. <BR> So I'm freezing some pumpkin up. <BR> Making more food at home <BR> eating there is a good way to avoid <BR> some of the holiday blunders of years past. <BR> I need to reminder of that. <... Thu, 1 Nov 2007 10:03:48 EST Book I got the book <BR> the diet cure by Kevin Trudeau <BR> it has some pretty out there stuff in it. <BR> Don't know if I'd recommend his program it or not <BR> but there are things that are in lots of other programs. <BR> Sun, 28 Oct 2007 13:22:30 EST Calorie Burn Ideas I've been doing "evening notes" in my off line journal. <BR> These days my days are full with granny duty, <BR> errands for job site house build <BR> gives me lots of subject matter for my journaling. <BR> <BR> Shopping and walking plus wts arms and core ex. <BR> have been my calorie burn actives the past couple of days. <BR> Today house work is on the list, and some clean up at the job site <BR> too! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 26 Oct 2007 12:28:52 EST Tea I had some lemon tea <BR> and it helped me to get off some <BR> water weight from some Chinese take out <BR> food we had over the weekend <BR> having a great day here today! Thu, 25 Oct 2007 11:53:19 EST Walking done! I've been walking for my exercise this week. <BR> At various locations. Wed, 24 Oct 2007 02:13:44 EST