AUNTWILLIE's SparkPeople Blog AUNTWILLIE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community The Suggestion Box is Open Five days of Fat Fast. Started at 161.8. (I'm only five feet tall, so that's definitely obese.) Yesterday, after four days of FF I was at 160. Ok, that's not great, but I'll take it. Today, day 5, I'm at 161.2. <BR> Yes, I'm drinking lots of water. <BR> Yes, I'm weighing and measuring everything. <BR> No cheats. Not a bite, not a taste. <BR> Yes, I'm taking a good multi, plus fish oil, plus vitamin D. <BR> I've got to start getting a little more protein. <BR> I'm open to suggestions, as ... Fri, 10 May 2013 15:32:18 EST Whew! Finally! Back to where I was last week. It took a day or two longer than a week, but I'm glad I didn't change my ticker this time. I'm generally pretty rigorous about that sort of thing. If I get sloppy then I record the results.... the thing is that I still can't figure out what happened last week. I didn't stop exercising. I didn't blow my diet. No doughnuts. No pizza. None. Maybe additives in that store bought salad? Maybe. I guess there comes a point when you just have to let it go and ... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:55:27 EST Well, it's about half gone. That's a start, I guess. Thanks for the supportive comments. I think I'll just try not to worry about it, and, if it's still hanging on at the end of a week, I'll try the fat fast for a bit. I SHOULD be too old for hormone fluctuations to be messing with me, but I guess we're all hormone soup of one kind or another, huh? I'm doing all the right stuff, so I'll just remind myself that it's too soon to worry. <BR> It's too soon to worry. <BR> It's too soon to worry. <BR> It's too soon ......... Thu, 18 Apr 2013 20:00:08 EST Bad, BAD Nasty NASTY SCALE! I posted this over at one of the Atkins teams, but it's not all out of my system, yet. So I'll say it again: <BR> <BR> Woke up yesterday AM and I was up 9 lbs. NINE! In a day! <BR> Ok. I know, I didn't gain nine lbs of fat, and certainly not muscle. I didn't change my salt intake. Everything I ate was right in line with what I've been eating.... very low carbs. I don't really worry about calories, but they were right in line, anyway. <BR> I'm back down four today (I've been drinking... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 15:39:38 EST Nothing exciting going on Had a little "whoosh" reading on the scale this am. Thank goodness! Yeah, I'm eating to get healthy and yada yada yada, but it's really great to see a little positive feedback on the scale, too. <BR> Gotta get going. The foster-pups need their bedtime walk. It's amazing how I'll do for them what I've never consistently done for myself. They need walks. It's part of their healing (and no, that's not a spacy new age theory, it really helps them) so we go for walks. At least two a day. G... Mon, 20 Feb 2012 00:13:48 EST Survived that little poke in the eye.... There's another one next week, but I'll think about that tomorrow, Rhett. <BR> <BR> Hitched a ride down with my BIL and we had a great talk on the way back about Zane Grey. Louis L'Amour, where did they really shoot the old Wagon Train series, why he really needs to go see the old Yuma Territorial Prison and that magnificent old saloon in Old Town Yuma, who were the real bad guys: the Earps or the Cantons, just how completely bonkers was Doc Holliday, and did anyone who survived the civil wa... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 22:33:01 EST Cranky day.... Nothing terribly wrong, but the insomnia caught up with me and I slept way too late, so now I feel cranky and tired and generally icky. <BR> <BR> Mama Foster-pup has been throwing up all over everything, and I mean everything in the bedroom, so I'll be doing laundry the rest of the day and beyond. I have no idea what started this, but I've had enough dogs not to worry about vomiting unless I see blood or it continues too long, so for right now I'll just keep an eye on her between trips to t... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 21:09:00 EST One foot in front of the other. Ok, now this is better.... <BR> <BR> Had my pedometer with me all day. Lost a chunk of that weight from yesterday, so the scale is moving in the right direction again. <BR> <BR> I got in a mile with the dogs this morning, which is good. I'll sure be good when walking a mile doesn't hurt, though. It hurts my feet, my lower back, the top of my shoulders. I've got a long way to go. <BR> <BR> Just for today, though, I've got to finish my roast pork and broccoli and take the pups for their e... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 22:29:02 EST icky day (that's the technical term for it.) I woke up to find I had gained 1.5 lbs. I know all the reasons. Water. Muscle. Yada yada yada. My brain knows all that. But the rest of me is very disappointed and annoyed. <BR> <BR> Then I couldn't find my pedometer. I LOVE my pedometer. I remembered taking it off, but had no idea where I'd put it. Took the pups on their AM walk with no pedometer. Finally found it. In the pouch where I keep my vitamins. In the kitchen. Of course. In case my vitamins wanted to go for a walk d... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 22:20:33 EST I Heart Spark.... I really appreciate the comments on my first blog posts yesterday. It means more to me than I thought it would. I've never been much of a joiner, but I guess that joining the right group and the right time makes all the difference. <BR> <BR> I was freezing last night under a pile of comforters and I'm still cold today. I'm guessing my thyroid is having issues. I'm not depressed. Not discouraged. I just feel like I'm walking under water. Cold water. I'll bet it'll stall my weight los... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 15:51:44 EST Finally! Made it a mile! Finally got my first walk of the day up to a mile. Whew! It's embarrassing, you know, because I can remember a time when a mile was just a warmup. I really don't recognize myself anymore. I don't look like me. I don't feel like me. <BR> You know the phrase, "sick and tired of being sick and tired," well I am, and I'm doing something about it. The lbs started coming off before I started using Spark, and since the two foster pups came, I've been walking at least a couple of times a day wi... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 01:48:43 EST