BIGMAMAT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BIGMAMAT BIGMAMAT'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/ feeling blue http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901984 So, My last status was 19 days ago. ugh. I have had a big set back again. I feel like a broken record. I cycle so badly. I was doing soooo good and BAM. set backs happen. I hurt myself at work. long story. pulled a hamstring and hurt my back. Super sad. I was off a week and then had to go back because I don't have FMLA, haven't been there a year yet. Anyway, Still having major pain issues so could use some extra prayer. Love you lots. And please pray I get a handle on this eating! ... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 22:59:34 EST work, work work.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890685 So I got on to spend a little spark time and realized that I hadn't been on for 6 days! what's that. lol. Then I realized that I worked Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 12 hr shifts. So that explains my absence . I need to get back on track. Not that I have been bad, exactly, just not good. lol <BR> I went to the gym today but only for 40 minutes. Just busy. <BR> <BR> The good news is that I found a buyer who wants to buy all of my eggs. lol. I sold 5 1/2 dozen today! Yay!!! . So once... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 20:01:01 EST busy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887013 Feeling accomplished today! woke up early. Enjoyed to morning solitude. so nice. might be my favorite time of the day. Sent the boys off to school. Delivered 5 dozen eggs. (which cleared out my fridge a good bit) Went to the gym and did one hour of cardio. A friend saw me in the locker room and asked me if I showered. Um, no, that's sweat! Yay!! <BR> picked up the boys from the bus since school let out early due to rains/ and flooding in the area. snow in the forecast tonight. made sup... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 15:33:35 EST Last day of February http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884101 I can't believe February is gone! Looking forward to a wonderful March full of mild weather(insert optimism hear) It has been a bitterly cold February full of snow. <BR> <BR> As I wrote in my last Blog, Not the weight loss that I wanted but moving forward. 9 in January, 4.5 in February = 13.5. I'll take it! Double digits baby! Woot, Woot. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Every pound gone is a victory! Thinking positive thoughts. <BR> <BR> My goals for March? Thinking positive. Movin... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 07:53:10 EST moving forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881682 Moving forward. Straight ahead. The road is rocky, lots of hills but beautiful all the same. <BR> Extremely slow weight loss and progress.... With today being the 24th, reality is hitting hard. Not going to meet goal this month. THIS is ok. Moving forward. <BR> <BR> What could I have done differently. Honestly, I think the sweet splurges (sugar cravings, ugh) got me this month. Cold and snowy.... I hate to even step out of the house on those days. Just coming off a big work stretch. <... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 09:18:22 EST Triple Yoke(non weightloss related blog from Crazy Chicken Lady!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876253 Ok, no question what this one is about! <em>30</em> might as well have been a golden egg. I'm so darn excited. <BR> <BR> TRIPLE YOKE!!! No joke. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l583605449.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l370018899.jpg"> Sun, 15 Feb 2015 15:46:24 EST Mid February Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875855 Happy Valentines day! So this morning I weighed in at 12 pounds down since the first of the year. Yay! Right on target. February loss has been slow. I was one pound past goal in January so I am right where I need to be. 9 last month, 3 this month =12. Goal for the end of February is 16 total. <BR> <BR> 4 more pounds. <BR> <BR> I think I can, I think I can, I think I can..... <BR> <BR> Hubby bought me a fit bit for our anniversary today! Woot, woot! so excited. Maybe this will he... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 21:38:57 EST Hello February!!! Come share your goals with me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867120 Welcome February! Statistics show that people who write down there goals are more successful. So here we go! Let's share. <BR> In January I lost 9 pounds. Yay! My goal was 8 pounds down so I am soo happy to have met that. <em>104</em> <em>521</em> <BR> I would like to add that my 11 year old has been carefully watching what he has been eating and he lost 10.5!! So proud of him. <BR> <BR> So that brings me to February. <BR> <BR> I am hoping for an 8 pound weight loss. <e... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 12:00:12 EST favorite things. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865049 I always seem to go in cycles with my food choices. I get a favorite thing, eat the heck out of it, get tired of it, then move on to something else. Does anyone else do this? <BR> <BR> Thank goodness I have left the donut phase. <em>473</em> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> So I have discovered that I love coconut oil. Just a little dab will do ya, and its suppose to be good for you so I have been using it will my scrambled eggs and sautéed shrimp in it the other day. Yummmy! <em>4</em> ... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:33:17 EST Mid January http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852867 Mid January update. Its cold here. I guess it's cold most places, it is January! <BR> I was so excited to get my Spark activity tracker, but of course after a couple of days its gone! I've lost it. The crazy thing seems to come and go from my kitchen where my computer is, because it is syncing periodically? I think my dog ate it! <em>40</em> <BR> I have done well but the last couple of days made some poor eating choices( I am tracking them even though I'm not proud of them).Trackin... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 17:27:12 EST January http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847129 Hi friends! Happy New Year. Looking forward to see what 2015 brings. 2014 brought some big changes for me. I resigned my position with Hospice and went back to work at the hospital. I am finally adjusting to my new job and settling in. love the 12 hr shifts. more days at home to enjoy the things that really matter. <BR> I got a Spark people activity tracker for Christmas and joined planet fitness! So excited. looking forward to great things to come this Year and moving forward with you a... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 22:39:44 EST Why not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816333 No better time than the present to be mindful of my eating . Most of you know that I am a nurse and I work at the hospital. With the holidays fast approaching, everyone visits their loved one in the hospital. AND to show their appreciation, they bring food, and LOTS of it. And you guessed it, Candy , cakes, pies, cookies, cookies, cookies. All, my weakness...... <BR> So I have a choice, I can gain the Holiday 10 or I can lose it. I am choosing to LOSE it. My goal(success rate goes up when ... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 19:00:03 EST weight loss and work update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772741 Hi everyone! Missing the good old days. Hope all is well with all of you! I haven't been on here for a while so I thought I would blog to let you all know what's going on with me. <BR> I started Midnights (3 12 hour shifts a week) and I am much enjoying my days off! Today is the first day of 6 off, happy girl right here! <em>100</em> <BR> I am planning to enjoy some of this "almost fall" weather. <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> As for the work, I have always enjoyed being a nurse. Hands on... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 16:12:46 EST First day at my new job http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729236 Hi everyone! How was your Monday? I am blogging to update you on the changes in my life. I am so happy to say I survived my first day at my new job! <BR> <BR> It felt so strange to be the new kid on the block.. But, I survived and it was good! I am home early(which never happened at my other job) AND I ate good today! Soooo Happy! I finally feel like I am going to turn my life around. <BR> <BR> Happy Monday everyone. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:13:18 EST Time off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706525 Well Ladies, I've finally taken the plunge. I have been incredibly unhappy for about a year now. Struggling with with decisions. I have excepted a new job! <BR> <BR> I am going back to the hospital where I started out my nursing career. I am going to work 3 x 12 hr shifts . I need my life back! I need time off! Right now I am finding myself working 5x12 hr shifts, so anything would be an improvement. <BR> <BR> I don't start till June 30th so I am waiting a couple of weeks to put in... Fri, 30 May 2014 05:56:58 EST Time passing by http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687425 Hi sparkfriends. I cant believe its been a month since I've been on. Hope everyone that's on and reading this is enjoying the signs of spring. I thought I would write a blog to let everyone know what's been going on in my life. <BR> <BR> As some of you know, I have been struggling with my job since starting with the new company in November. Lots of changes, difficulties and challenges. Working long hours. adjusting to full time. <BR> <BR> I am finally settling in to my new role. I h... Sun, 4 May 2014 19:40:11 EST reaching out for recipes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619857 Hi everyone! I am working full time now and I'm reaching out for support. I am struggling with how to get everything done. I have always been fortunate to work part time but recently upgraded to full time status.... I have been putting in 40 hrs plus a week and I am praying that as I get the hang of the job, the requirement will be less. I miss you all bunches.... I miss time at home taking care of things and I hate delegating . <BR> I really am looking to you all for your go to rec... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 22:30:42 EST Instant weight loss plan.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559284 So, Unfortunately I have found a weight loss plan that is fool proof. At work Thursday, I was eating a small candy cane, and the cap on my tooth came off. It's a back tooth and it has had a root canal so it doesn't hurt but they can't get me in until Monday. This happened Thursday . I'm thinking, REALLY? I think it's a crazy that Monday is the first day they can see me??? What the heck. Ok. So I made a big pot of "skinny soup", put it in the blender and poof. Instant weight loss pla... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 18:39:00 EST busy life.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498784 I don't know how we could be busier!!! This is cooper. Our new pound puppy. Boxer and???? Anyway. The good news is I am walking more, the bad news, I have no time!!! lol. I still miss my beloved LAB Sandy more than i ever thought I would, but this little guy is easing the heart ache. Hope this finds you well. Hugs. Tricia <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1202200875.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l922479033.jpg"> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 19:39:12 EST Haven't blogged for a while. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5447443 Just wanted to share a little of what's going on with me. It has been a little crazy this summer with the job search. I know I shared a little with some of you and I just wanted you to know that I will be staying with the company that is buying out our hospice. Effective Sept first I will be with the new company. I received 5 job offers but that one ultimately was the best opportunity and fit my into my life and schedule. fingers crossed . Thought I would include a couple pictures. Our p... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 09:46:08 EST drum roll please.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344733 Yep. That's right. I had a very successful weigh in on Monday! 7 pounds gone. Bam. <em>244</em> If you read my last blog, you know that Monday was my weigh in, in which I needed to demonstrate the ability to loose to get a discount on my insurance. So Monday was great. The rest of the week, not so good. <BR> <BR> Luke and I both have sinus infections.... When I get a sinus infection it triggers a flair up of my Trigeminal Neuralgia which means pain in the left side of my face. Who... Fri, 3 May 2013 20:44:49 EST Weigh in tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338057 So tomorrow is a big day for me. I have to meet with the wellness coordinator at our hospital and I have to have lost weight in order to get a 600 dollar discount on my insurance. Part of me thinks it's crap that this is required but what ever. I should show a weight loss. However, not all scales are created equal. We'll see. I lost 1.6 pounds this week. <em>104</em> <BR> I went on 2 big bike rides this week(20 miles each), and did yard work ALL day yesterday. Hours of strenuous manu... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 09:28:02 EST Time for a blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330845 Gosh, Totally can't believe I haven't blogged anything since early February! I'm still here. Doing my thing. Living life, day by day. One day at a time. <BR> After my blood work revealed my LDH was up in January, I had to meet with the wellness coordinator and dietitian at our Hospital to get a discount on my insurance. A total of 7 visits. <BR> Since January, I have lost 10 pounds! Yay me! <em>104</em> It has been a slow process but slow and steady wins the race, right? <em>134... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 18:09:11 EST Out with the old, in with the new. Welcome February! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235558 January's gone. Bring on February! Who's ready? <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I'm just sitting here this morning, drinking my coffee and reflecting on the past month. It's snowing here in WV. ( I was going to upload a picture but my computer is being silly). Anyway, I have lost 6 pounds since we came back from vacation! Yay! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I have made great improvements in my intake and I am 13 days into my 100 day challenge. I have exercised at least 20 minutes a day. I hav... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 10:41:14 EST In pursuit of happiness. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209566 Are you happy? In general I think I'm a happy person. God has blessed me beyond reason. I have happy well rounded kids(that drive me crazy) In general I'm a healthy middle aged woman with a career, a beautiful family . <BR> <BR> What affects your happiness factor.? <BR> Well my happiness factor seems to be affected BIG TIME by my FAT factor. lol. Maybe it's the fact that I eat better when I am in pursuit of healthy. And when I am in pursuit of healthy, I am exercising, I'm outside mo... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 08:19:09 EST Back to the real world. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199639 Vacations are nice aren't they? No cooking, or cleaning. Someone else doing all the work. I could get use to that. Well I spent the entire year getting ready for our big trip to Cali. <BR> <BR> It was the vacation of a life time for us. Our 14 year old son marched in the Rose Parade. Talk about a proud moment. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> He made the front page of the paper here in Morgantown. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l770458688.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> We arriv... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 22:33:17 EST Just a little update. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5122881 Just wanted to blog and let you'all know that we got off pretty lucky as far as the storm goes. The electric was off for a short time , had some tree limbs down, but that was it. My parents and a couple of people I work with still do not have electric. I am feeling blessed today for things to be back to normal. <BR> We had a band meeting this week and are finalizing the trip details for the Rose Bowl Parade. I am really excited now! They have raised 218,000 dollars with the fundraisers and ... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 20:18:04 EST waiting for Sandy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117311 Hi everyone. Sending much love to you all. <BR> <BR> We are anxiously awaiting the arrival of Sandy This evening. The flashlights are ready. The massive snow is going below us on the map and they are just calling for winds with gusts up to 50 mph, rain, and flooding here in Morgantown. They have already called school off tomorrow.Thanks so much for checking in. Will check in soon. Stay safe. Love you. T Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:57:42 EST poached eggs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100625 So I tried poached eggs for the first time today. Yummy! I think I have a new favorite. I asked my daughter if she new what they were. <BR> <BR> ME: Do you know what a poached egg is? <BR> <BR> MY DAUGHTER: An egg killed out of season? <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I nearly died. <em>211</em> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 23:03:58 EST peace of mind.(non weightloss blog) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098023 Ok. I am warning you all that this is not about weight loss. This blog is about a break in attempt at my house the other night. <BR> Thursday morning at 1215am someone was beating on my front door. I was still awake and Shawnee was up working on a paper. They could see me through the glass. It was a young couple. The girl looked like she was crying . I didn't open the door but walked over to it and said, can I help you?? He said"we need help" I said what's wrong? He said we broke down. ... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 21:52:22 EST Fall is here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5070414 I simply love, love, love fall. <em>465</em> Anyone else? <BR> I'm sitting at the table for a few minutes sparking, and I noticed the leaves are starting to turn. The windows are open and there is a slight breeze coming in. I can hear Football in the background and there is a nice yummy pot of chili on the stove. Gotta love it. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> We had a parade Thursday evening and a highschool football game Friday night. My eating hasn't been the best but I'm tracking. AND exe... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 13:36:49 EST Fall Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5064964 We started a fall challenge yesterday at work. Weighed in, pounds written down. goal on paper! There is something fun and exciting about making a plan. <BR> <BR> Pencil, paper, and goal. It's that easy. Now an action plan to make things happen. <BR> <BR> There are 102 days before my vacation. (don't laugh girls, you know you like to look good in your pictures. lol. ) 102 days . I want to exercise 100 days . I will give myself 2 days off if need. 30 minutes a day. That's not hard to ... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 13:28:28 EST Chicken wing dip and stuff.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4932625 Well It's confession time. I probably ate 5000 calories yesterday. Yes, it is possible, and YES I blew it. BIG TIME. <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> My husbands cousin was in from Indio CA, and he visited with us last night. I started my day out with a nice berry smoothie, followed by a chicken/spinach salad which was to die for. Then it all went down hill from there. I had 4 peanut butter cookies, <BR> <BR> <em>495</em> <em>495</em> <em>495</em> <em>495</em> <BR> <BR> On my way home, ... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 07:19:23 EST Down 17.6 pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4899662 Ok, Now I'm excited. The momentum is going, the pendulum is swinging in the right direction! <BR> <BR> One month ago, the lightbulb came on, <em>3</em> and I discovered something about myself. <BR> <BR> I NEED GOALS!!!! For me, that goal is to slim down before our trip to California in December/January. It is a huge trip for us, and there will be lots of picture taking ect and I want to be smaller. LOL (so that's the long term goal. ). Gotta set my eyes on the prize. <BR> <BR... Sun, 27 May 2012 08:16:32 EST Woke up looking like this... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4868659 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l646928108.jpg"> <BR> <BR> HAHAHAHA. I WISH. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> A girl can dream, can't she. <BR> (You asked for a picture, lol.. ) <BR> <BR> I may feel like this, but that body left me long ago. hahaha. I laugh. <BR> <BR> I did however, have a great week. I was successful at tracking every day , I ate lots of fruits and veggies , exercised 5 out of 7 days as planned. I drank water. Not 8 glasses every day, but its a start. <... Sun, 6 May 2012 09:40:52 EST Woke up looking like Shrek... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4866818 Maybe I looked more like Fiona. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l479968004.jpg"> <BR> I woke up with my left eye almost swollen shut. lol. It doesn't hurt but I just look ridiculous.My family couldn't stop laughing at me. (They are so compasionate) <BR> <BR> To celebrate my wonderful new face, I had a swamp smoothie. <BR> (it looked like a a green mess) <BR> <BR> (yogurt, wheat germ, spinach, flax seed, milk and a large granny smith apple). <BR> <BR> It r... Fri, 4 May 2012 19:56:23 EST mama's got a plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4856693 Ok, go ahead and say it. Its about darn time!!! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I had to take the vehicle to get the oil changed today so I had some time to myself to think. ( Alot of time. I'm not sure but I think everyone except my husband was out doing that today)... Anyway.... <BR> <BR> What's missing in my life? A PLAN!! OMG. total light bulb going off here. <BR> <BR> <em>189</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> So instead of continuing to kick myself for backsliding, I am going to create some ... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 20:16:56 EST Stink bugs and other random stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4800719 Ok, its 1230am and I am still awake. Partially because my daughter 19 took my 13 year old to the midnight premiere of the hunger Games, partly because I am snotting from the sinus infection, AND partially because the stink bugs are keeping me awake! I can hear them flying and it drives me crazy. I watched an ER once were they picked a bug out of someone's ear. Call me crazy but that sounds very unpleasant. hahaha. I laugh. I just evicted 4 of them from my house. <BR> Does anyone else hav... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 00:48:40 EST all is well. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4698560 OK, I am able to breathe now. I went at 9 to see the guy at the bank about the fraudulent charges to my account. He was beyond helpful. He said he will have my money back in my account by Noon. I didn't even have to threaten his life. lol. He told me that this happens at least weekly... I asked him before I left when the lecture was coming, and he said " It's happened before to me so how can I lecture you??" <BR> <BR> The police officer came yesterday to pick up the narcotics that w... Mon, 23 Jan 2012 10:14:22 EST I feel violated... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4696824 Gosh, I don't even know where to begin....It's been a really crappy weekend. <BR> Friday they caught a criminal in my back yard hiding behind our building(shed).... My kids were at the neighbors and looked out to see 3 police cars with lights in our yard(driving on our lawn) arresting someone ... <BR> So my husband took them for a walk yesterday (tracking and recreating the whole capture thing, you know, csi...) and found drugs. We called the police and are expecting them to come this a... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 12:26:14 EST I have a dream. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4683671 Many years ago a brilliant man had a dream..... <BR> <BR> <BR> In Martin Luther King Jr.'s speach he wrote <BR> <BR> " I say to you today, my friends, so even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. It is a dream deeply rooted in the American dream. <BR> <BR> I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: "We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal." <BR> <BR> Beauti... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 08:26:13 EST Choices. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4681662 Yep. I'm still making them. lol. Some good, some bad. Mostly good!!! Yay!! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> This week(due to peer pressure, lol), we switched to greek yogurt. sprinkle with a bit of granola and 1/2 cup of berries and I must say this is my favorite meal! <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> I had salmon, salads, brown rice, stirfry. YUM. <BR> <BR> I tried a hot tottie for the first time! <BR> <BR> <em>469</em> Was feeling like I was getting a cold, but thankfully that passed. <BR> <BR> I ... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 09:26:48 EST Peer pressure. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4677937 So my husband comes home from work the other day and says, " I want to try the yogurt in the little short round containers..." Why honey? I asked. "Cause that's the kind Danny and Michelle eat." OMG. I say to myself. You're a 49 year old man. lol. <BR> <BR> So after some thought, I bring out the paper and point to the Chobani yogurt. "That's it!" He's so excited at this point I am laughing to myself. <BR> <BR> I picked up some the next day and so there you have it. We have caved in ... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 09:47:45 EST Choices. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4666905 Choices. Yep. I'm making them. Had a great week! 3 pounds bite the dust! Yay! <BR> <BR> There are veggies in my house again. <BR> <BR> I passed up Mcdonalds and went home and made eggs with peppers and spinach. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I survived the week without any chocolate oatmeal cookies from sheetz. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Ate my favorite fruit with my daughter last night, a pomegranate! We finished looking like we had massacred a small animal with the juice everywhere but we ... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 19:32:22 EST And so it begins again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4657748 No New Year resolutions for me. just a fresh start. <BR> A new beginning. <BR> Everything is new again. <BR> A new calendar on the wall. No marks, no appointments, just days, open for adventure. <BR> What are you going to accomplish this year? <BR> I just want to eat healthier. It's all about choices right? I want to make good choices. better choices. <BR> <em>491</em> <em>492</em> <em>267</em> <em>274</em> <BR> No weight goals, <BR> no lose 10 sizes or lose half my weight, and m... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 18:57:34 EST Quick weekend update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4564009 Just wanted to stop by and blog to fill you'all in about my horrendous weekend. My beautiful daughter was in a bad wreck on Saturday night. NOT HER FAULT. She's ok but it was really scary. She had a mild concussion, neck strain. You know, the usual wreck stuff. She has an irregular heart beat now that she never had before?? so we have an apt set up with a Cardiologist. Dealing with insurances. The other insurance claimed responsibility. Now it's insurances, bad estimates and such. so this... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 21:46:11 EST Are you making healthy choices, come share with me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4546196 Ok, Let's hear it! I know your making good choices so come and share with me! <BR> <BR> Yesterday, not so good here but back on track today! I have found a new breakfast favorite. Cream of wheat with 1 tbs of peanut butter, 1/2 of banana and a tablespoon of pecans. Yummmm. <em>4</em> Home today with a sick kid so hopefully will stay on track. I am making a pot of chili for dinner tonight, great for a cold rainy day. <BR> <BR> <em>257</em> Fri, 21 Oct 2011 09:37:58 EST I killed it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4541586 Yep. That's right friends. I've killed another sweeper. Ugh. I've already texted my husband to confess so I am sure the grief is coming. lol. I usually buy 3 a year and it doesn't seem to matter how expensive it is. They just die. I can't help it. <BR> <BR> Since I cant vaccum any more today, I decided to use the elliptical machine which I would like to say I enjoyed.. lol. Hope everyone is having a good Tuesday. hugs. Tricia <em>247</em> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 12:11:23 EST Chocolate. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4540585 I love Chocolate. <em>493</em> In any form. I even like chocolate vitamins. What's wrong with me??? lol <BR> <BR> I am eating my serving size of mini chocolate chips. 1 Tablespoon, 14 grams , 70 calories. For all you curious people out there this is 127 mini chocolate chips. Hahaha. <BR> I laugh. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> So do you Love chocolate and if so How do you get your chocolate fix??? Hum??? <BR> <BR> Mon, 17 Oct 2011 21:20:41 EST Ok, suggestions please. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4523244 Ok sparkfriends. I need to know what you make for dinner on nights you are in a time crunch? <BR> So my oh so precious daughter(can you feel the sarcasm???) pissed me off this evening. The new guy she's dating was telling her how lucky she was to live at home because she doesn't have to eat that dorm food. Well shawnee shared with me that she laughed and said"oh don't think what we have is better, we have take out 3 times a week.!" Why did this make me mad? Well It's like this. <BR> 1... Thu, 6 Oct 2011 21:35:19 EST