BIRDBRAIN222's SparkPeople Blog BIRDBRAIN222's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Starting over! I admit it, I got lost. I lost part of my incentive, got depressed and lost my motivation. I stopped eating right, stopped exercising, gained back 14 pounds and didn't really care. But now I am ready to start over again. I also have a new incentive; I'm going on a birding trip to Arizona in April! I and fourteen other ladies from my local Audubon club are going on an eight day trip to south-east Arizona. We will be hiking around canyons and mountains, and if I don't get in shape I won't... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 13:07:39 EST Warning: This blog contains complaints! I am so sick of having a headache!!!!!! I have had chronic headaches for over ten years. I stayed in bed until about 3:30 pm today. I still did my bike ride and walk today, though. I just started exercising again yesterday. I haven't been on a bike in years, so I am starting out with a mile and a half and then walking a mile and a half. So far it has been two days in a row. <BR> <BR> I had an amazing sight when I stepped on the scale this morning (I'm obsessive about weighing myself al... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 23:58:58 EST Low Sodium? I added sodium as one of the things I'm track on my nutrition page. It's surprising how much we consume without even realizing it. I've been working on cutting back my intake. I pretty much stopped eating frozen dinners and most processed foods, although I still have a long way to go. I also stopped putting salt in my food when I cook. I don't want it, and if anyone else eating the food does, they can add it themselves. We went to dinner at our friends' house Friday and I noticed someth... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 23:58:58 EST Swallow-tailed Kites and 4,000 Spark Points! My friends have a pair of Swallow-tailed Kites building a nest in their yard! The are so lucky. I haven't seen them yet, it rained most of the day today, so I didn't get to go over to look. They have a huge yard with lots of big trees and a lake with an island in it. Sometimes I wish I could move in with them. Their yard is also where I saw my first Black-bellied Whistling Ducks. The picture on my Spark Page is of those same ducks. I hope I will be able to get some pictures of the kite... Sun, 18 Apr 2010 23:50:25 EST Two months and twenty pounds! (and little twinkly lights in my eye) <img src=""> <BR> It's official! I've been on here two months and I've lost twenty pounds!! I'm so excited! I'm planning an all-day bird-counting trip to Clewiston (FL) STA-5 for the Spring North American Migrant Count to celebrate. I can't wait, they get flamingos there sometimes! Also Snail Kites and lots of other goodies! I love counting birds, I did five CBC's this year. Actually I love anything that has to do with birds. That... Fri, 2 Apr 2010 01:21:29 EST Oink Oink!! <em>15</em> <BR> Yuck! I feel like a disgusting fat pig tonight. I ate too much and now my stomach hurts! The funny thing is, I didn't even reach my goals for calories and fat tonight. Not even 1200 calories today. I am having problems getting my daily meals/food balanced correctly. I had salad (with cheese)for lunch and salad (with chicken) for dinner and was short so many calories tonight I ended up eating a frozen dinner, ice cream and pancakes all between 10:30pm and 12am. Ove... Fri, 19 Mar 2010 01:29:40 EST Spark Trophy! WooHoo!!! When I am finished typing this and post it, I will have 2,500 SparkPoints and get a new trophy! Not bad for for only having been on here for 44 days. I am doing pretty good with my eating, but for some reason I was ravenous today. I still managed to stay within my goals, except that I went a little over on my fiber. I don't know how you can get 8 servings of fruits and vegetables without eating more than 35g fiber. Tue, 16 Mar 2010 01:56:06 EST One month down I've got my first month down and lost ten pounds already. Now if I could just get the exercise part down. I did really well the first couple of weeks and then I got sick and stopped walking. <BR> <em>515</em> Wed, 3 Mar 2010 23:58:29 EST