BOOKWORM2004's SparkPeople Blog BOOKWORM2004's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Back to routines... Hi all, <BR> <BR> Well it is that time of year again...Back to school, Fall coming with cooler weather, change of season for food, yummy delicious Fall recipes. :o) <BR> <BR> So I have made up my mind to "get back at it" again, lol. I need to lose some weight before our vacation in October too. Hubby and I are headed to Dallas, Texas for 10 days. :o) It should be fun, but I would love to be in better shape for all the walking around in the warm weather, ha ha! <BR> <BR> It's time to take ... Tue, 8 Sep 2015 10:30:36 EST Starting September off fresh and new!! Hi all, <BR> <BR> Well, I hadn't realized that I was gone from Weight Watchers for THREE whole months...WOW! <BR> *shocked* Lol! <BR> <BR> I guess the summer just flew right by my, lol. <BR> <BR> Anyhow...I just started back at W.W.'s again...I was only up 0.6lb, not bad considering my absence. <BR> I am starting September off right, eating right, following Bob Harper's "Skinny Rules" and exercising a lot more than I have been. <BR> <BR> I'm on vacation right now until September 8th..... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 12:44:10 EST Finally on the right track again... I'm down 2.5 pounds this week and finally today I'm not feeling so cruddy, (was feeling pretty yucky yesterday and stayed home from work) and I'm happy about that. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I'm eating better and doing some exercise, but now my oldest sister (she lives in Toronto) wants to run/jog/walk around our 5.2KM lake with ME when she comes to visit this summer, lol. <BR> <BR> SO...I guess that means I had better "kick it up" in the exercise and strength training department until then... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 10:43:00 EST A nice sunny day and I'm... inside doing housework...go figure!! Lol!! <BR> <BR> I am getting in lots of steps though with my lovely little Fitbit pedometer. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is back to the grind stone and work, work, work!! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I have enjoyed my mini vacation (four days off of work, lol) so no complaints from this old gal, lol. <BR> <BR> Now it's time to get some stairs in...Later!! Tue, 4 Feb 2014 13:57:53 EST Day 2 of exercise...Ouch!!! Lol! Ok so I got in a 30-minute walking dvd today and boy oh boy are my legs protesting that, lol! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I think I will survive <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Mon, 3 Feb 2014 16:36:01 EST Here's to a active February... Well, so far I have two days of exercise in... <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I just finished doing a 3-Mile walking dvd!! now walking around the house doing chores too for more walking. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I weighed in on Saturday and was down 2 pounds so far this month and hoping for more by next weekend!! <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Take care all! Sun, 2 Feb 2014 15:31:31 EST I'm doing GOOD!!! I had my weigh in today at W.w.'s and lost 3 whole pounds!! <em>9</em> I'm finally back on track and losing good again, hooray!! <BR> <BR> I CAN't WAIT to get under 200...only 4.6 lbs to go!! Woo hooo!! <em>334</em> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 20:01:36 EST "HAPPY CANADA DAY!" :o) Hi all!! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to wish everyone a very "Happy Canada Day!" <em>334</em> <em>636</em> <BR> <BR> I hope you are all out and about wearing your red and white today! Enjoy!! Have fun!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Jul 2013 12:24:47 EST A sunny day... but pretty cold out too!! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> No outdoor walking for me today...also feeling sick too! Drats!! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is enjoying their St. Patrick's day! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Later!! Sun, 17 Mar 2013 19:20:08 EST Hoping for Spring... I'm SO hoping Spring gets here soon so I can get outdoors and walk and enjoy the lovely weather. <BR> <BR> We received some more snow here yesterday and I am SO done with it now, lol. Ugh!! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I'm a bit sick right now too and I'm also hoping it goes away quickly...A lady at work has been off all week due to a virus of some kind...Yikes! <BR> <BR> So far I think it's just a cold, but who knows... <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Sunday everyone! :o) God bless!! Sun, 10 Mar 2013 13:23:29 EST Feeling fiiiiine today.... I just finished doing an 80-minute work out (5 Miles)!!! YES!! <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I'm SO ready to tackle my day and get lots of house work done and stuff...Yeah!! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Sunday all! <em>334</em> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 11:42:25 EST I worked out.... ALL weekend long...Woo hooooooo!! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> YES!!! Feeling goood! <em>211</em> Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:48:41 EST My work out is done and... I'm feeling pumped!! <em>104</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> YES!!!!!!! <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Feb 2013 12:16:37 EST I weighed in and... lost 2 pounds this week!! YES!!!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> 36.2 pounds all gone forever!! <BR> <BR> Woo hooooo!!! Loving the W.W.'s program and Sparkpeople which keeps me accountable every day! Fri, 15 Feb 2013 19:02:00 EST Just did a new work out dvd... by Leslie Sansone called Just Walk, "Belly Blasting Walk" and it was great! :o) <BR> <BR> A good half hour sweaty work out, lol! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Yay!!! Tue, 12 Feb 2013 21:18:44 EST A nice walk workout today... I'm feeling pretty good right about now b/c I went out today to meet my sister at Wal-Mart, walked there in about 20 minutes. Then we had lunch, and then we went right back to Wal-Mart and did some grocery shopping and then I walked home with three bags of groceries and I got a good work out in huffing and puffing my way home in the snow. <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I'm glad I decided to go out with my sister today! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I came home, put all the groceries away and... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 16:36:25 EST A good report from... my diabetes dietician. <BR> <BR> I went to see her today and she was very impressed and happy about my progress so far. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Since I was last there a month ago I have lost 9lbs!! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> She said I was doing great and to keep on doing it! She also gave me some resistance training exercises to add to my workouts. <BR> <BR> Hopefully by next month I will be down even more...Can't wait to get there! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 6 Feb 2013 19:26:54 EST Great weigh in this week... Yes I had a great weigh in on Friday morning. <BR> <BR> I was down 3.2 pounds!! <em>334</em> My grand total weight loss is now at 35.4 pounds GONE!! <BR> <BR> I have gone from 245 to 211 and I'm getting closer and closer to the 100's...I can't wait to get there! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> SO pumped about getting healthier!! <BR> <BR> I'm going to make a doctors appt to get my knee checked out, it had been bothering me for a good while now and it is starting to annoy me when it k... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 11:38:53 EST What a storm... I was at my sister's house last night babysitting my 9yo niece while my sister was a t work and by the time I went to leave the visibility was almost zero with lots of VERY cold blowing snow. <BR> <BR> So we had a sleepover!! <em>334</em> It was fun! <BR> <BR> This morning my wonderful sister made my niece and I homemade pancakes from scratch and some bacon and we even had some REAL maple syrup...One word...YUM-O!! <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> It was delicious!! I sure got spoiled, lol. <... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 15:44:37 EST Weigh in today... and I lost 2.8 pounds!!! YES!!! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> My total loss is now 31.6 pounds gone FOREVER!!!! <BR> <BR> Sweeeeet! <em>211</em> Can ya tell I'm excited by this weeks weigh in, lol. <BR> <BR> I also received a "5lb star" sticker for losing an additional 5lbs and a "bravo" sticker for all my good work. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Yep, floating pretty high right now, ha ha! <BR> <BR> Thanks for letting me share and brag just a bit. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 19:47:01 EST I got my new Fitbit and I'm SO excited!! I'm SO pumped about trying out my new fitbit pedometer tomorrow at work...My son went to the border today and picked it up for him and I. we got one each and we are going to try and challenge each other to see who can go the furthest!!! <BR> <BR> Yes!! <em>334</em> Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:33:07 EST Weighed in and... lost 0.4....Better than gaining! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I went out today and got in an hour long walk with my kids even though it was yucky and cold out. <BR> <BR> Feeling good just cause I walked today! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Enjoy your weekend all! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 12 Jan 2013 18:26:49 EST Tomorrow morning is weigh-in time!! Here's hoping and praying i can be down on the scale this week since I lost such a small amount last week. <BR> <BR> I know, I know, it ALL counts, but I'm hoping for a nice number this week, lol. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> wish me luck... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 20:18:26 EST Just finished my FIRST workout of the New Year... YES!!! Feeling pumped and ready to do this!! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Bring it on...!!! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 14:53:26 EST Happy New year to all!!! Hi all! <BR> <BR> Just wanted to wish you all a very "Happy New Year!" <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> I hope this is the year WE all reach our goals no matter how big or small they may be. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Lots of good health, happiness, friendship and love to all.... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 02:17:18 EST I succeeded in my goal for Christmas... By NOT gaining any weight!! I weighed in on Friday morning and was actually DOWN 0.2, now I know it's not much, but it is NOT a gain either...Woo hoooo!! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> So now for New Year's Day and hoping by this coming Friday that my weight will be down even further. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Time to get some more exercise in...Water, water, water and move, move, move!! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Enjoy everyone and all the very best for the New Year to you all!! God bless! Sat, 29 Dec 2012 21:27:22 EST I enjoyed one Christmas dinner and now... I have one more dinner to go! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> We had a lovely dinner at my sister's house with her 'famous' glazed ham, turkey, stuffing, potatoes, gravy and steamed veggies and one thin slice of pie too! <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> We opened presents after dinner and then we all watched "Miracle on 34th Street", it was a lovely evening! <BR> <BR> Now onto dh's side of the family on Boxing day...Then back to work on Thursday, ugh! But only two days of work and then the weekend aga... Mon, 24 Dec 2012 23:11:36 EST I cheated a bit and weighed myself today... Lol! This morning as I was going to take my shower and get ready for the day, I decided to weigh myself on my W.W.'s scale and see how well I have or haven't done so far this week. My official weigh in isn't until this coming Friday morning, but I was curious so... <BR> <BR> The scale said I was down 3.6 pounds!!! <em>334</em> Holy smokes!! <BR> <BR> I'm sure it may just be what you might call, "water weight", but I thought it was GREAT motivation for tonight's Christmas dinner at my... Mon, 24 Dec 2012 13:30:47 EST Christmas is almost here... I hope everyone is ready??? <BR> <BR> I think I am ...FINALLY!! Lol! <BR> <BR> I'm all done work until next Thursday, yeah!! <em>334</em> I sure could use the break, *happy sigh* <BR> <BR> I just have a few more presents to wrap up and I'm all done. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> We are going to my sister's house for Christmas Eve dinner and then spending Christmas Day either here at home or at my mother-in-law's place visiting her for a bit. Then on Boxing Day we are having everyone o... Sat, 22 Dec 2012 20:50:14 EST I'm freezing... Holy cow! I'm so cold today, I can't seem to warm up, ugh! *shivers* lol! <BR> <BR> Does anyone else find that the more weight you lose the colder you feel especially in winter? <BR> What the heck is going on? lol! Brrrr! <BR> Right now I have my running shoes on and my hoodie, acck! <BR> <BR> I'm off to make myself a nice hot cup of decaf tea...sounds delish and HOT!! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Ciao for now... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 19:57:00 EST I lost.... I lost 4.8 pounds this week!!! <em>334</em> <BR> I'm now down 29.2 lbs in all! Woo hooooo!! I'm SO thrilled about that! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I'm loving the NEW me! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I'm off to relax and enjoy my weekend...Ahhh! T.G.I.F.!!! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Take care everyone! <BR> Fri, 14 Dec 2012 19:46:49 EST I went to my meeting this morning.... and it was pretty interesting too! They have revamped the W.W.'s program again and it seems pretty exciting and new. I'm looking forward to giving it my all and see how this week goes. I weighed in yesterday and was up 0.8, dang it! Two weeks in a row, I was up, but no more than that from here on in. <em>211</em> <BR> I'm going to read over all the new info and see what happens from there. I have some planning to do for the week according to our leader at the meeting, so here we go.... <... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 13:35:29 EST Weighed in this morning... and I was only up 0.6 lb from two wks ago, not bad at all really! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Now I can enjoy the weekend and relax a bit... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 20:24:35 EST Tomorrow morning is weigh-in time!! First thing tomorrow morning I will go and get weighed in. I missed last Friday due to the weather, we had a big snow storm here, so I'm hoping it will be a good weigh-in, fingers crossed and my toes too, lol! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Wish me luck... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:40:16 EST I accomplished quite a bit today... Yes, I managed to get lots done today even though I woke up later than usual, lol. <BR> <BR> I got up, showered, dressed, had breakfast and talked to my sister on the phone for a while. Then went out grocery shopping for an hour with hubby, spent almost $400.00, yikes!! <em>40</em> <BR> We came home, reorganised the cupboards, fridge, big stand-up freezer downstairs too, whew! I'm tuckered out. Lol! <BR> <BR> Then after supper was done and dishes all got done I moved a big dresser down... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 18:53:46 EST A quiet Saturday... I'm enjoying a quiet Saturday just lazing around, playing on the computer, reading and watching some t.v. too. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Later I will get motivated and do some more chores, already did dishes, swept floors, fed dogs, made breakfasts for dh and myself and cleaned up. <BR> <BR> I think I might even get outside for some fresh air later with the dogs if my dear son will agree to walk them, lol. <BR> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 14:25:20 EST SNOW DAY!!! Well we FINALLY got the white stuff this morning and I'm not too happy about it either, lol. <BR> We got snowed in today, so no work, no school and not much happening here today. <BR> <BR> I managed to get two suppers done today, tonight's dinner and tomorrow's too. <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> I didn't feel that great all day, but I'm finally feeling a bit better now. My stomach has finally settled down thank goodness! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I'm hoping I have more energy for tomorrow so I... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 20:49:42 EST I've lost 10% of my body weight now and... I'm feeling GRRRREAT!!! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I weighed in on Friday morning and was down again, 2.8lbs this week! A total of almost 8lbs in two weeks, wow! That is HUGE for me! <BR> <BR> At W.W.'s I received my 5lb sticker, my 10% keychain and a 25lb medal (for the keychain) all at once, a pretty awesome day over all! It sure made my weekend! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> So my total weight loss is now 25.8lbs gone forever!! YESSSS!!! I'm loving the 'new' me! <BR> <BR> I'm heading ... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 11:31:58 EST WW's weigh in!!! :o) I weighed in this morning at Weight Watchers and changed my WI day to Fridays now, yay! <BR> I am happy to report that I have lost 4.9lbs this week, yay!! <em>244</em> My grand total weight loss is now 23 lbs!! <BR> <BR> I'm VERY happy about that!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 9 Nov 2012 23:42:08 EST I weighed in this morning... And I'm happy to report that I am down 1.5 lbs, yay! <em>30</em> My grand total is now 19.6 lbs gone, almost, but not quite at twenty pounds gone. Hopefully, next week. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 Nov 2012 21:32:27 EST I think I may be getting a cold...drats!! Aww darn it! I think I may be getting a cold or at work my throat started to hurt, got all scratchy and I kind of lost my voice, yikes! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> My daughter is also saying she doesn't feel well today, uh-oh!! Double trouble!! Lol! <BR> <BR> I sure hope I don't end up sick cause that means I will probably end up with bronchitis and that really stinks... <BR> <BR> I'm off to get some hot tea with honey and lemon in it... <em>30</em> <BR> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 21:03:50 EST A nice lazy Sunday afternoon... I've had a fairly busy weekend so far. I went out to a hockey game with hubby on Friday night, picked him up from a friend's house later on that same night, (he was celebrating a friend's wedding) than on Saturday I went out with my best friend, did some shopping and lunch, a very nice day spent with her. :o) <BR> After that, I went for a walk with our friends/neighbours down the street to a new Wal-Mart that opened up just up the street from us and we walked around for a few hrs, joked aroun... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 13:40:22 EST My niece's 9th birthday today! We went to my sister's house for my little niece's 9th b-day. My sister made a lovely dinner for us too. We had lasagna, pork cutlets, salad and a very yummy apple cinnamon raisin bundt cake with caramel sauce for dessert (niece's b-day cake), it was all delish!! <em>4</em> Yum-o!! <BR> <BR> I didn't pig out or anything, but everything was very yummy and tasted awesome. I was kinda hungry, but ate most of my salad FIRST then continued on with my meal, it sure made a big difference in how... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 23:43:39 EST Gorgeous weather today.... Ahhh!! The weather here was just gorgeous today! It felt like a beautiful summer day. *happy sigh* <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I worked all day and as soon as I got home I decided to go for a nice long walk with my daughter and our dog while the weather lasted. It's supposed to rain tomorrow, major bummer after a day like today, lol. <BR> <BR> As we walked my 17yo daughter told me about her day at school and we chatted, it was nice to spend some one-on-one time with her. <em>30</em> <BR... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 21:04:24 EST Weigh in went GREAT!!! My weekly weigh in was tonight and it went GRREAT!! <em>244</em> I lost 3.2 pounds this week for a grand total of 19.2 pounds, yippeeeee!! <em>104</em> I'm SO pumped right now about this weight loss of mine. I'm FINALLY getting on the right track and it's going steadily downward on the scale and I'm just loving it! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I feel good...Na na na na like I knew I na na...LOL! I just felt like singing, ha ha! Wed, 17 Oct 2012 22:38:57 EST Enjoying my weekend! :o) Well, I sure was glad to see Friday here yesterday, lol. Work was very busy as usual. It was a short week, but it sure seemed to last long, ya know? Lol ;o) <BR> <BR> I stayed up reading until quite late last night and woke up very late at 11:20am, wow! I usually never sleep past 9am even on weekends, ha ha! I almost fell out of bed when I saw the clock, lol. <BR> <BR> I ended up making a nice brunch for myself and the kids, son, 18 and daughter 17, hubby was at work unfortunately. It was n... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 19:38:37 EST Long weekend is over.... Well, I survived the Thanksgiving weekend with not just one meal, but TWO meals at two different houses and NO cooking...yeah baby!! ;o) Lol! I loved it! <BR> <BR> I weighed in today and only gained 1 pound, not too bad at all, lol. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping by next week, the one pound will be history and then some...Here's hoping... <BR> <BR> I think some extra walking might just help me out too, lol. <em>334</em> Wed, 10 Oct 2012 21:05:28 EST Thanksgiving Dinner.... Well, we had our Thanksgiving dinner tonight at my sister's place and it was delicious! <em>4</em> <BR> We had a lovely glazed ham, we call it my sister's "famous ham", lol. She has made it the same way for many years now and we just LOVE it!! ;o) We had all the trimmings too. I must admit I'm pretty darn proud of myself for not overindulging at dinner. I had some ham, mashed potatoes, LOTS of veggies and salad and a small piece of pumpkin pie, yummy! <em>30</em> <BR> I ended my mea... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 22:57:30 EST Long weekend here I come.... :o) Ahh...the long weekend is FINALLY here, work is all done, amen!! Lol! ;o) <BR> I'm looking forward to just relaxing and enjoying my 'down time'. <BR> <BR> I think I got my weekend off to a good start by taking our dog for a very brisk 30-minute walk/jog tonight and boy let me tell you it is VERY chilly and windy out there right now, brrr! Ha ha ha! <BR> But hey I STILL went out anyhow...So I say "Good for me!" :o) <BR> <BR> I'm hoping and praying that the 'white stuff' stays away, but we... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 21:40:59 EST The weight is FINALLY coming off....Yay!! I'm finally heading in the right direction with the scale...AMEN!! ;o) <BR> <BR> The old saying about if you work the program, it will work for you...Guess what? It's true!! Lol! <BR> Who knew? Ha ha ha! <BR> I think I finally got my 'wake up' call and decided to just get it done as the saying goes. <BR> As of today Oct. 4th, I have lost 17.2lbs, gone forever, never to return. YES!! I'm so pumped!! <BR> Thu, 4 Oct 2012 07:38:52 EST