BBTHOM1's SparkPeople Blog BBTHOM1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Day A day without a smile is like a day without sunshine**** <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> <em>67</em> Thu, 23 Apr 2009 20:25:05 EST Week b y Week Ideas Week 1: Are You Ready for a Change? .. <BR> <BR> starting a food diary where you record everything you eat and drink—and how many calories these foods and beverages contain. <BR> <BR> Week 2: Set goals <BR> <BR> you don't want to lose more than 1 to 2 pounds per week. And no one can eat perfectly all the time so it's important to focus on setting realistic short-term goals, each of which will bring you one step closer to achieving your long-term weight-loss goal <BR> <B... Thu, 12 Feb 2009 18:02:41 EST Remembering someone's ABC's Motivation <BR> <BR> ABC's to Success <BR> <BR> A = Avoid negative sources, people, places, things, and habits <BR> B = Believe in yourself <BR> C = Consider things from every angle <BR> D = Don't give up and don't give in <BR> E = Enjoy life today, yesterday is gone, and tomorrow may never come <BR> F = Family and friends are hidden treasures, seek them and enjoy their riches <BR> G = Give more than you planned to <BR> H = Have courage to do what needs to be done and consideration for o... Wed, 11 Feb 2009 01:58:50 EST Exercise Today, I made an extra effort to attend our Senior Center's exercise class. Well, I like to monkeyed but I made the 3 mile walk exercise even tho I sat down to keep moving my feet. Next was another hr of Arthritis exercise class. Just know I'll have sore muscles, but its worth it, more energy now. <em>68</em> Mon, 26 Jan 2009 13:47:56 EST Lost Yes , lost keys before <BR> Yes, am I losing my mind <BR> <BR> Now I've been lost without having internet service for 4-5 days. Just received a part-installed and now I'm not lost any more. But really have you lost weight not using finger exercises/computer use? Sat, 24 Jan 2009 23:41:19 EST New Day Today, is a new day-new recipes -new friends - new President Tue, 20 Jan 2009 20:28:28 EST Improvement “When you improve a little each day, eventually big things occur … seek the small improvement one day at a time.” <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> lost another 2.2 lbs that makes 4.4 total for 2 weeks Wed, 14 Jan 2009 09:56:58 EST … About Small Eating Changes … About Small Eating Changes <BR> <BR> a reminder to me from a Weight Watchers e-mail....I want to remember this! <BR> <BR> 28 Small Changes That Will Make a Big Difference <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Small changes can make a big difference in your weight-loss efforts. Here are some baby steps that will get you far. <BR> <BR> Hey, slow down! Weight loss is no sprint, it's a marathon. So abruptly and drastically changing your routine is only going to leave you breathless and worn ou... Mon, 12 Jan 2009 10:07:13 EST Snowflakes The W8Watchers Superb Healthy Recipes team members is like snowflakes... <BR> <BR> Snowflakes are one of natures most fragile thing, but just look what they do when they stick together. <BR> <BR> Visit & join our team ..... <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=10495 </link> page <BR> <BR> You'll find a informative, motivating Weight Watcher group. Mon, 12 Jan 2009 09:46:16 EST Take Charge 2009 ...."The year of health on my terms — I've decided to take charge of me!" <em>52</em> Sun, 11 Jan 2009 11:39:43 EST Lick & Stick "Be like a postal stamp, stick to something until you get where you are going" Sat, 10 Jan 2009 21:24:41 EST Success is setting goals Success is setting goals <BR> <BR> The retail company I retired from had goals -yearly/monthly/weekly/daily sales goals. Daily meeting with employees always mention goals. Setting goals = Success in my daily weight loss. Today I strive to eat more filling foods . Fri, 9 Jan 2009 13:01:11 EST T is For: T......T.....1st letter of my last name <BR> T......Thursday.....enjoy each day like it is your last day with family <BR> T......Time.......use it wisely today <BR> T......Take..... the time to get silly today <BR> "butt" sitting today <BR> at the table not viewing TV <BR> T......Tackle....boxing up Xmas decoration <BR> an encouragement to someone today <BR> T......Tangerine-yummy fruit <BR> T......Tankard...large water drinking con... Thu, 8 Jan 2009 13:18:33 EST Last few days of 2008 Tonight, I'll rejoin Weight Watchers as a lifetimer who has let my weight increase to an undesirable, uncomfortable in my size 14 clothes. <BR> <BR> Now in the last few days, started having extra pains in my left knee, it doesn't want to hold up this extra body weight. I'm afraid that I will find myself lying on the floor, or even fall down the steps. you find walking painful or you fear your joints might buckle beneath you, each step might as well be a mile. <BR> <BR> Your knees and h... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 13:23:00 EST Food Thoughts <BR> The two biggest sellers in any bookstore are the cookbooks and the diet books. The cookbooks tell you how to prepare the food and the diet books tell you how not to eat any of it. ~ Andy Rooney <BR> <BR> How true "Andy". I've printed off recipes just about every day either from someone at Sparks or thru numerous web sites I receive email. I have shelves of magazines from Healthy Cooking, Cooking for Two, just about any Taste of Home they produce. Even shelves of Cookbooks all showi... Mon, 25 Aug 2008 20:00:17 EST W8Watchers Superb Healthy Recipes Team site W8WATCHERS SUPERB HEALTHY RECIPES TEAM <BR> <BR> BELOW IS SOME OF THE BENEFITS OF TEAM <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=10495 </link> <BR> <BR> HEALTHY RECIPES WEBSITES AND MORE Websites <BR> <BR> In addition, to view many more healthy recipes, please click on the topic called "HEALTHY RECIPES WEBSITES AND MORE", which is the first topic under "General Team Discussion Forum", and enjoy four pages of Websites that provide healthy re... Fri, 20 Jun 2008 17:05:03 EST Remembering those "little" words I had my Sacrolpopexy surgery at Duke with Dr. Visco Surgery over a week ( in about 12 hr from now) ago on June 2nd 3pm-7:30PM.. Bill stayed overnite with me in an short stay room getting absolutely no sleep. About 3 AM, Tuesday morning, Nausea finally hit me after eating a cup of diced fruit. It took getting injection of phenegan to finally got 2 1'2 hrs of sleep an overcome the nausea. Recovery is going well. First day home, I thought " OH! This is a piece of cake". That thought qui... Mon, 9 Jun 2008 06:44:51 EST Healthy Thoughts Keeping overall fat intake between 20% and 30% of daily calories <BR> Choosing good fats over bad (unsaturated fats in salmon, nuts, seeds, olive oil over saturated fats or trans fats found in red meats, full-fat dairy, processed foods and fast food) <BR> Eating more fruits, vegetables, legumes and whole grains <BR> Cutting refined carbohydrates (the white stuff!) <BR> Limiting sodium intake <BR> Practicing portion control <BR> Increasing physical activity <BR> Staying hydrated <BR> Wed, 21 May 2008 15:50:22 EST Burning desire to be a "Winner" Now on May 20th, I've accomplished a goal of eating more vegetable, fruit and 8 glasses of water daily. <BR> <BR> Instead of giving myself reasons why I can't, I give myself reasons why I can. My next weight loss motivation is more exercise. I've just joined another team with A focus on GOAL #4 "EXERCISE". <BR> <BR> I will FOCUS on my GOALS , WITH EVERLASTING COMMITMENT, and take PRIDE in my weight loss journey. Winners have two things: goals and a burning desire to achieve them. <B... Mon, 19 May 2008 15:29:01 EST Easter Menu ideas & Southern Crockpot/slowcooker I was checking for a crockpot recipe on and found: <BR> <BR> Easter Menu-pages showes different types of meats-sides-desserts. I just had to print both pages off for future reference. <BR> <BR><BR>ipes/a/eastermenu.htm <BR> <BR> And....SouthernCrockpot/slow cooker recipes.... <BR> <BR><BR>ock/blcpidy.htm <BR> <BR> could hardly wait to give this info to everyone.... Sun, 16 Mar 2008 17:17:04 EST Eating Slow I must REMEMBER TO EAT SLOW <BR> Did you ever notice that thin people take an awfully long time to eat their food? Eating slowly is one method that can help take off pounds. That's because from the time you begin eating it takes the brain 20 minutes to start signaling feelings of fullness. Fast eaters often eat beyond their true level of fullness before the 20 minute signal has had a chance to set in. The amount of calories consumed before you begin to feel full can vary significantly dependi... Sun, 9 Mar 2008 14:09:47 EST Crockpot Recipes Sites Page Two CrockPot Recipes Sites (with NO nutrition no points) <BR> <BR><BR>p <BR><BR>aspx <BR><BR>pes.htm <BR><BR>ker.html <BR> <BR><BR>y/crock/blcpidx.htm <BR> <BR><BR>ckpot/crkpot-coll-... Sun, 24 Feb 2008 13:00:23 EST My Crockpot Recipes Sites Crockpot Recipes Sites (with Nutrition or points) <BR> <BR><BR>les/Crockpot/Crockpot..html <BR><BR>l <BR> http://tinyurl. com/b87/o6 <BR> <BR><BR>atchers.htm <BR><BR>ht-watchers/crockpot/ <BR> <BR><BR>.html <BR> http://www.angel... Sun, 24 Feb 2008 12:44:19 EST January 26-Friday Only one more week in January. One month from today, 2nd daughter BIRTHDAY. Hey, I've got a shelf full of cookbooks to make it special for everyone to fellowship. Maybe get other daughter to try out new recipes from the Taste of Home magazines/cookbooks collecting dust. <BR> <BR> Just thinking: Retirement is just the beginning. I must keep busy <BR> I'm only retired from a job not from life. <BR> <BR> Remember Others: I can make a difference... Fri, 25 Jan 2008 10:09:11 EST Logging Meals Finally I did it-logging meal-now to start drinking more water Thu, 24 Jan 2008 10:32:27 EST Jan 22nd Today is.... <BR> Watch your thoughts; they become your words. Watch your words; they become your actions. Watch your actions; they become your habits." <BR> <BR> Tue, 22 Jan 2008 15:44:18 EST jANUARY, 2008 ADD---Know the true value of time; snatch, seize and enjoy every moment of it. No idleness…never put off till tomorrow what you can do today- Mon, 21 Jan 2008 11:27:04 EST