BRASKIN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BRASKIN BRASKIN'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/ July 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965297 clearly changing the nature of the food I eat makes a difference. I have lost 3 lbs <em>244</em> in the four days I've eaten vegan. I feel fuller longer, have more energy, sleep better. Why is this so hard for my brain to comprehend this and keep this lifestyle? <em>198</em> Seems when I control food, I also control everything else personally and take care of things that have just been "hanging". clearly taking care of me is work... rationally I know I deserve it, have to figure out... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 07:44:01 EST July 20,2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963591 I wonder if I review all of the blog posts how many times it says, "starting again". <BR> <em>334</em> In some ways that's comforting.... you can always start again. On the other hand, it's very frustrating <em>24</em> how MANY times can you start again? <BR> Basic things I've learned....sticking as close to vegan works for my body. <em>265</em> <em>368</em> <em>551</em> . <BR> Going to the gym on a consistent basis works for my body <em>327</em> <em>34</em> <BR> the ... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:12:19 EST june 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948142 starting again.... again. <BR> not sure why I spun out of control.... but I did. today is another day...and another start. <BR> dr. fuhrman's way of living works... I've done it. how do I convince myself that this is the way to go? Sat, 20 Jun 2015 10:17:08 EST Man (woman) plans and G-d laughs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945377 Ok.... so the best laid plans. Thought I was on track and of course life got in the way. <BR> Too much going on at home, at work, in life in general. I need to figure out how to catch the emotional eating...which is what I do. Yo-Yoing is not healthy ... I've gained and lost the same 10 lbs for the past three months. Starting to take the control again today, food is an addiction and staying nutrient healthy is the goal. Mon, 15 Jun 2015 08:33:52 EST five days down.... 70 to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936718 less of a lox.... busy with things to do and less procrastination Sat, 30 May 2015 10:23:10 EST four days down.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936074 have to go to dena this a.m. so far, weight is coming off... food is controlled and been to the gym everyday. Have to go later today as I'm taking maddy to school and picking her up. Fri, 29 May 2015 05:46:50 EST two days down... 73 to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935162 out of bed at 5... cooking... gym by 6.. home by 7.... work by 8 <BR> all good. Wed, 27 May 2015 12:55:02 EST one day down and 74 to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934401 went to the gym this a.m. <BR> had tofu and veggies for breakfast. <BR> collards and beans for lunch. <BR> working on 75 days of good health and activity. Tue, 26 May 2015 07:51:46 EST may 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924100 no more steroids. Lets see what happens with the cough and the food. <BR> Thu, 7 May 2015 07:41:43 EST May 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922877 last day of steroids. Hope the cough is finally done. Feeling energized...hope its not the prednisone! Tue, 5 May 2015 07:19:52 EST Sensational Sixty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922251 Think that's the title for this year.... <BR> I've got food under control and now I've got to work on activity and rounding out life. A challenge, but I need to do that. <em>43</em> Mon, 4 May 2015 07:58:44 EST march 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897902 146 and counting.... preparing for Passover.... it will be a bit challenging without beans and soy...but I think I've got enough of the menu worked out. leaving at 1 today to get mom and do her shopping...and mine. <BR> not much sleep last night...maybe due to the meds that I started to take again for asthma. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 05:01:48 EST march 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895103 at 148 and counting down. body clearly does NOT like foods that are not vegan.... get nauseous and wieghted down when I eat other items.... not worth it! Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:35:35 EST february 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880390 under 150.... and counting. no cravings to have things that I know are not healthy for the body..... <em>345</em> Sun, 22 Feb 2015 09:40:41 EST February 12, 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874360 10 lbs down by becoming a healthy eater... in 6 weeks...weigh in again on saturday. <BR> since coming back from the cruise... its a grand total of 17 lbs!! <em>104</em> Thu, 12 Feb 2015 08:56:52 EST February 6, 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870524 It's 4 weeks since I switched to a vegan ....was going to say diet, and then thought better of it. Its a way of life. I'm almost unnerved how much better I feel with the food I'm eating and the resulting weight loss... it's 12 lbs since I saw the dr. in early December and since cleaning up the eating.. it's 9 of those lbs in the past month. <em>104</em> . Now if I can get KOKO fitness into the week, I'm sure that the shape of my body will change dramatically too. <em>386</em> Fri, 6 Feb 2015 08:21:13 EST january 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864747 all good.... will see about getting to the gym tomorrow.... maybe first thing in the a.m. <BR> too difficult to try to get there after work. <BR> waiting for Dena to "pop the bun" from her oven! <em>73</em> Wed, 28 Jan 2015 19:58:50 EST January 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863587 <em>425</em> snowday. everything is shut down. working from home.... amazing how much better I continue to feel. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:57:11 EST January 25, 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862192 Been vegan since early January.... was going to write...lost 7 lbs, but more importantly... feel so much better. Amazingly better, unbelievable. Which can only mean that my body was not happy having the things I put into it. <BR> So.... I'm sticking with the vegan, going back to the gym and looking forward to turning a healthy 60! Sun, 25 Jan 2015 11:51:48 EST January 18, 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857003 started Vegan living again... feel incredibly better... the message is... my body can't handle dairy or meat,,,, but it man manage fruits and vegetables with ease. <BR> go Dr. Fuhrman. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 10:09:27 EST september 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777020 marathon day yesterday....15 hr work day. and the same may be true today Wed, 10 Sep 2014 06:21:33 EST tuesday, september 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776309 long day today and tomorrow... some stress, but nothing that time at the desk can't resolve. Tue, 9 Sep 2014 06:24:42 EST september 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775610 up early to make breakfast and lunches. early morning meetings begin at 7:45. Prepping for two long days...tues and wed. Having control over food may help Mon, 8 Sep 2014 06:41:00 EST September 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774990 back to tracking food, moving more and getting under control. <BR> 8 months until 60 and that's the time frame to lose the weight and shape up. if it's sooner... great, it just can't be later. Sun, 7 Sep 2014 07:28:47 EST week 3- day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754112 trying to control the various stress's of life. Biggest is work.... followed by mom...followed by everything else. Wed, 6 Aug 2014 06:08:24 EST week3- day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753666 day off...tisha b'av. <BR> went to the gym, ran errands....staying the course. Tue, 5 Aug 2014 13:47:28 EST week 3- day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752705 had meat last night. It smelled good, first bite tasted good... but then, nah.... could have left it. Re-programmed Koko for another 24 week burn session and will look into pilates class . too much condo drama, too much life drama. Mon, 4 Aug 2014 07:55:02 EST week 3- Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752152 continuing with diets to go. easy, eating more veggies than I have in my entire life. <BR> haven't had meat in 17 days... anchovies once.... in a greek salad. <BR> back to the gym and trying to regain the muscle tone. Sun, 3 Aug 2014 09:56:25 EST week 3- day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750887 skipped yesterday's blog. Today is 8/1. Agreement with myself... <BR> go to the gym each day for the next 31 days. If I can get to work every day and I can get home every day.... why can't I get to the gym everyday? Fri, 1 Aug 2014 07:58:36 EST week 2-day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749419 trying to take care of small items so they aren't hanging over my head. Completed going through the photo album that dad kept. Sending photos to Marcia Stern and if jeffrey responds to me...to him as well. <BR> still working my way through diets to go. Its not bad, easy in fact. Still feel good and just suplementing with some seasonal fruits. <BR> Have photos to send to everyone with Dad's stuff that I packed for preservation. <BR> answer to the calorie situation.... the daily cout is buil... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 06:37:07 EST week 2- day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748705 calorie total on the plan is way off....1760. Ate breakfast and will have lunch. <BR> probably have to alter dinner. wrote to dtg and await their response. Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:48:05 EST week 2-day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748054 Had mom over yesterday..... packed up dad's stuff for preservation, sorted through his scrapbook of pictures. Have to send some to Marcy Stern. Got the nighttable drawer sorted out. Went for a walk with mom... took a look at the options for tours for the curise. <BR> back to work today...but moving things forward slowly. <BR> Like the diet to go program. It is so easy to do. Weigh in on thursday. Whatever the scale says, I do feel much better. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 08:48:48 EST week 2-day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747369 walked the boardwalk last night with David squared and adrianne. <BR> helped make me feel better for eating the lunch. of pizza and ceaser salad. <BR> not sure what today will bring... have things to do in the house, want to get mom ouut of her house.... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 08:18:57 EST week 2- day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747100 out for lunch and ate too much. small ceaser salad and 4 pieces of mini veggie pizza. Sat, 26 Jul 2014 19:17:42 EST week 2- day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746165 it is amazing how easy the food program is.... defrost, heat and eat. <BR> trying to get organized to deal with everything.... so perhaps one night is mom's work, one night is LATCP, one night is condo...and the rest of the nights are mine. <BR> have to get to the gym today, and over the weekend. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:19:14 EST week 1 - day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745466 one week down... and of the 21 meals, didn't like one breakfast. Not bad. <BR> lost 2.4 lbs int he week. have to do a combination of food and exercise to keep the weight loss going. Weigh in only one a week on thursdays. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:27:42 EST week 1- day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744737 found the first food on the diet to go that I don't like. Asparagus and swiss fritata and v-8 fusion. v-8 is too sweet and I just don't like asperagus. Roger ate it instead. <BR> I had the old standby...chobani yogurt and blueberries. Went on the dtg website and changed the meal to waffles for the next cylce of week three. <BR> Down 2.4 lbs in 6 days. <em>244</em> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 07:58:49 EST week 1 -day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744028 slept a bit better.... woke up at 3, went back to sleep until 5. Got up at 5:30 and went for a bike ride on the boardwalk. 2.2 miles.... don't really like bike riding, but will continue it through the summer for exercise. I REALLY feel better. Went to the gym yesterday and took care of several things around the house. <BR> <em>306</em> <em>243</em> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 08:39:33 EST week 1-day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743220 back to the gym today. Feel so much better. Who could imagine that food has such an impact on your body? You can read about ...but feeling it is amazing. <BR> vegetarian life works. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:57:24 EST week 1 - day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742538 Timing meals. Breakfast at 7, lunch at 1, dinner at 6. <BR> Have to decide on fruit snacks. Probably between breakfast and lunch and dinner and bed. Sun, 20 Jul 2014 07:25:23 EST week1 day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741963 diet to go meals kept me full. along with water. <BR> motivated to do things that have been put on hold Sat, 19 Jul 2014 08:40:36 EST Week 1- day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741278 on a 5 week vegitarian program. Committment of 5 weeks of eating the appropriate calories and going to koko fitness 5 times a week. On the other two days, walking at least 5 miles. <BR> I know I will feel better and look better. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:30:06 EST going to re-do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738409 had enough. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:17:06 EST The ability to start over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733579 I'm grateful for the ability to start over. Watching the food intake, setting up an exercise routine, working on destressing... learning to say no. <BR> no promises, just short term work for longer term results. <BR> today is day 1... again <BR> <BR> Mon, 7 Jul 2014 07:46:35 EST streak day 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713668 walked over 15,000 steps today. worked in the back yard, nails done, beach time. Sun, 8 Jun 2014 20:22:03 EST streak day20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712560 checking in, but only half heartedly. have to get back to the swing of things. Sat, 7 Jun 2014 08:02:21 EST spark streak day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710361 very tired and its all emotional and mental...not physical. off today and tomorrow... let's see if I can play catch up with myself. got the night guard so hopefully the mouth clenching at night will stop. Wed, 4 Jun 2014 09:01:55 EST streak day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706561 had veggie lomein for lunch and greek salad for dinner... have to add them to the tracker to see what the impact was for yesterday. Thank goodness its friday. Fri, 30 May 2014 07:18:08 EST streak day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705865 long day yesterday, I'm really tired. Got to yellow lanyard level at koko. will get to the gym today otherwise the muscles will remain sore. popped on the scale, it hasn't moved but I'm remembering the nsv and sense that my clothes feel a bit better... that's progress. Thu, 29 May 2014 09:15:36 EST streak day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704919 Dentist friday. check that off as done. Roger sabotages weight loss with cookies...and I of course ate them. re-start today. Wed, 28 May 2014 06:11:49 EST