BETTY1164's SparkPeople Blog BETTY1164's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Doing more, thinking about it less. Working on mellowing out while stepping up pace of activity. Less should-a, more did-a! <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:00:06 EST Eating and Exercise Plan for 2/20/14. 1 cups black coffee <BR> 1 chicken ramen pkg plus sesame oil, garlic, and flaxseeds (because I have a cold) for breakfast <BR> 3 apples <BR> 1 banana <BR> 1.5 glasses of low sodium V8 juice <BR> 8 glasses water w/lemon <BR> 1 glass green tea <BR> 2 Lean Pockets for lunch <BR> 1 veg, beef and rice teriyaki bowl for dinner <BR> 1 small bowl oatmeal + 1/2 cup milk, natural honey <BR> <BR> Moderate walking 40 to 60 minutes total <BR> Lifting 5 lbs weights, ab roller, push ups, sit ups (number un... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 11:29:13 EST I really over did it on Valentine's Day. Feasting like I was out of my mind, which I was. Back up in the saddle, Betty! <BR> <BR> <em>15</em> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 15:04:23 EST I have a case of hives. I don't know what caused it. It does not seem to be getting worse. Tue, 4 Feb 2014 13:34:44 EST I made Peel a Pound soup with all the leftover vegetables. I'm still working on Mind Over Matter (MOM)! Ha! So I will tell myself to rely on MOM and that is what I really mean. The mind controls the body, so there's the answer. <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> <BR> <BR> This soup contains the following: cabbage, edamame, broccoli, grape tomatoes, celery, red onion, and lots of herbs and seasonings. I thought I had some mushrooms but I can't find them in the refrigerator. <BR> <BR> I'm also having a half cup of cotta... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 14:06:48 EST I just posted this on one of the team threads... I am a stressed out woman who is noticing that (most) everyone in my family and at work seems to be losing weight... except ME! I do a lot of stress eating and wine drinking. Terrible habits... and I don't even want to say how long I've had these issues. I am afraid of failure and I am afraid of success! I am here on Sparkpeople to try to work out some issues in my mind and to get encouraged. I have two teen boys and a part-time job and a husband with some small health issues and not a very g... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 13:43:53 EST I got way off track for Superbowl Sunday but it is over and it is a new month! Back on it! <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Mon, 3 Feb 2014 12:26:49 EST Mind over matter. I am turning off my thoughts of hunger with my mind. <BR> <BR> If you tell yourself something often, it becomes your reality. So, if I tell myself I'm not hungry consistently, it has to become my reality. <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 14:47:33 EST Must conquer that old stress eating response... ... that wretched source of Blubber Most Unacceptable! <BR> <BR> Sixteen weeks to an event I want to attend. Three simple plates of food per day with 3 apples (or 2 big apples) plus green tea and water and exercise per day... Sounds like it is going to work. <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> <BR> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:49:32 EST No alcohol for 4 days now, no junk food but... no weight loss! However, with all the illness in my family, there's been a lot of stress and I have not started on any exercise. I'm psyching myself up right now to go do a walk. I don't have to work this morning so I should make the exercise a priority. <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Walked for 25 minutes, I am starting the 8 glasses of water per day plus the 2-3 apples per day. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 10:44:53 EST One glass of champagne last night! Down 1.3 pound since Monday. Not bad for a holiday! Wed, 1 Jan 2014 15:22:33 EST Starting over again with my blogging. It's almost a new year and I sure don't want to go back and read the old stuff. I want fresh starts in almost every area. I am starting the process of seeking a f/t job while maintaining the p/t one. Much better than being completely unemployed and desperate like I was one year ago. 2013 was a better year, and 2014 is going to be phenomenal! <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:16:02 EST