BRONZNCOLOR's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BRONZNCOLOR BRONZNCOLOR'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/ Scale not moving yet my clothes are loose lol. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5285519 I have not lost much weight in the past two weeks yet my clothes are a lot looser than usual. I lol when I didn't have to wear my spanks with these one pants I always were them with. Going to do my measurements soon it must be the inches I don't usually track changing. <em>211</em> Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:46:22 EST Appreciating Life. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276369 Today I watched my friend grieve as she buried her husband. I thought wow it's so crazy how one day your here and the next day your not. You know loving myself enough to get healthy is totally about me and what I want. It's just hard when I see a person like Tom fight for his life needing a new heart. Not win that fight and here I complain about doing exercise to protect the one I have. My thought while at the funeral was am I living life or am I so caught up in it that life is living me... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 18:56:46 EST Lazy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269999 Really having a lazy day today monitoring my food intake since I have decided not to move much today. I will still do my Zumba and my crunches and push ups just feeling like today I will get a later start than usual lol. Sat, 2 Mar 2013 16:45:25 EST Insanity Program http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269225 Ummm not to sure this is the right time for this program. There is a so much jumping and use of the ankles lol that I may need to wait. Even with the adjustments I was in a little pain. Sat, 2 Mar 2013 00:32:32 EST Insanity Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266640 Now that I am back on both feet I have decided to begin my Insanity workout this Saturday. Making adjustments for the left ankle still not 100% going to try it! <em>356</em> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 23:14:11 EST Seeing the Healthier Me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5263609 Trying really hard this time to get this weight under control. Yesterday was a hard day as far as motivation for me. Today I am back on task doing my exercise and thinking of the upcoming warmer days. Not having to wear that moo moo this summer or anything that has a tag on it that says "Just My Size". Today I felt the sun on my skin and thought of the upcoming summer months and event planned for our family. It will be so nice showing up a thinner me and feeling more comfortable in my ski... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:45:03 EST So Unmotivated Today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5262647 OK. Today was long and full of movement here and there I am just tired. As I sit here in my bed knowing that the day I decided not to exercise was yesterday. I can't move. I thought well get in 30 minutes of something anything! I'm just tired and don't feel like doing anything just sitting here. I didn't want to even log on to write this lol. It is now almost 9pm and I sit here typing about not wanting to exercise....argh. <em>39</em> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 21:41:40 EST Even When I Didn't Want To... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260542 Today I was feeling really lazy so much so that I decided to have about 25 Lays Chips, 12oz of Pepsi and 6 squares of a Hershey chocolate bar. <em>40</em> So the positive things for today...I drank more water than I have in months, I managed to eat my salad for dinner and I worked out for 1 full hour! Now the interesting part is that I did not want to exercise I thought well I can do it tomorrow. Only to have my daughter come in and say "Mom are you ready?" At that point I was looking ... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 23:04:33 EST Weight loss and Clothing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257386 Today I decided that I would donate my clothes as I get smaller. My gut is saying you better hold on to those clothes lol. My head is saying it's a wrap get rid of that stuff. <em>40</em> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:03:53 EST Upset Stomach After Exercising. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5256915 I have noticed that my stomach always hurts and I feel like throwing up after exercising. Is this normal? <em>24</em> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 00:28:37 EST Staying on Track. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5190977 Yes it has been a lot easier to stay on track for the last few days. I have managed to get my exercise in and even meditate. I have been feeling better taking some daily vitamins and calcium tablets. Drinking water down to one home made soda a day if that. Whew I can get this done I know I can it's just a change that has to become part of my life. Not just a now thing. Sat, 5 Jan 2013 00:58:48 EST Wow That Was Quick! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5187162 I fell of the plan on the second day! I thought come on now good thing it was in the evening whew. Back at it tomorrow! <em>4</em> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 22:28:22 EST 2013 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184195 Woke up today and was ready to post, blog and get started with my updated plan for 2013. I knew that I had updated all of my SP goals yesterday and could not wait to get started. I realized that my carb intake is really high and needs to be adjusted as soon as possible. I need to located an outfit that I can take my daily pictures in for the next year. Thinking of doing a VBLOG not sure just yet. Good luck to everyone on your journey! <em>381</em> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 15:21:36 EST 2012 Greats and Debates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182531 As 2012 comes to an end I adjust my goals and remember some of the great things I accomplished. Reflected on some the thing I debated if I could have done better or with more effort. I realize that as a new calendar year starts my journey is a continuous one. Appreciating all of my greats an debates they all got me here today. My plan to do better in the next year is just that a plan. Unless I apply myself it will be a plan with no action. With that said Happy New Year my SPF I wish you... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 16:44:44 EST How Often Do You Meditate? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171551 If you meditate how often do you do it? I have been trying to make this a part of my daily routine. Adding more time each day that I sit still with myself. Wed, 19 Dec 2012 23:25:43 EST When did you join SP and how close are you to your goal weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5169155 Member since 10/15/2008 total weight loss to date 20 pounds. Typing that was a real reality check for me. It shows my inconsistencies with the program and lack of dedication. Have been the most focused recently I need to get healthy. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:36:06 EST How Often Does The Weather Determine Your Workout? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5167291 How often do you change your workout due to weather? Do you run no matter what the weather is? Do you take a day off because the day is gloomy? <em>357</em> Sat, 15 Dec 2012 12:06:52 EST Sleeping hours how many do you get? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5165999 How many hours do you sleep during the night? Thu, 13 Dec 2012 23:43:22 EST Butter, Sugar, Salt or Sour? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5164871 Which one do you like, love, limit or leave? Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:20:59 EST Would you give away one of your five senses to be thin? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163822 Would you give away one of your five senses to be thin? Just a thought lol. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 23:37:51 EST Does Lemonade Count as water? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5162351 OK I struggle with getting my water in I drink a full glass of water with 1/4 piece of squeezed lemon and 2 tsp. of sugar. Can I count that towards my water intake? Mon, 10 Dec 2012 16:10:17 EST Drink One Glass of Water Right Now. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5160470 Well I don't care for water so I thought if I could get some other people to have a drink with me. LOL. <em>91</em> Sat, 8 Dec 2012 20:20:20 EST Turkey Burger Came Out Both Ends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159840 OK so I thought of trying to re-add meat to my diet today. Tried a plan turkey burger with ketchup only to find myself still lying in my bed 10 hours later and up at 12:32 am with an upset stomach. It went down OK not the same when it came out of my body. There has to be a better way I am not sure if I got sick from the actual meat or the thought of eating the meat. Anyway I don't want to have that feeling again. <em>24</em> Sat, 8 Dec 2012 01:34:16 EST I am a vegetarian thinking about eating meat again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158794 I have been a vegetarian for over 25 years. Today I thought that I am a carb crazed nut trying to get food in. I thought if I had some kind of turkey or chicken maybe the protein will help my weight loss? I do eat three types of fish currently yet not often. Your thoughts. <em>4</em> Fri, 7 Dec 2012 00:08:32 EST I have a lot of belly fat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5156648 Worried I have a lot of belly fat and now I am doing sit ups daily. (They hurt my back.) Wed, 5 Dec 2012 01:36:17 EST I CAN NOT QUITE THE NOISE. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5153502 I am trying to learn to meditate and my brain even in a quite space keeps moving. Can anyone help me figure this out? Sun, 2 Dec 2012 11:58:54 EST I ATE THE CHOCOLATE CAKE !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5152228 <em>40</em> It was good...it was a slice...did it with water instead of milk and yes I felt horrible after I was done. It felt like eww yuck and now I wish I demonstrated some control. Oh well back to my plan. Sat, 1 Dec 2012 03:03:54 EST Stress Relievers I Need Suggestions Please. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151024 Trying to learn how to meditate any suggestions? <em>234</em> Thu, 29 Nov 2012 21:21:37 EST My cravings are really strong today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149542 All I can think of is stuffing my face with junk. I don't know why yet I would love a Ding Dong, Sneakers, Lays Chips, Baked Macaroni & Cheese, Bailey's Irish Cream Ice Cream, Twizzlers, Hershey Chocolate Bar, Nut Roll, Chocolate Cake w/Milk, Blizzard w/Oreo Cookies and Bananas, McDonald's Egg Nog Milk Shake and a large glass of iced Pepsi....whew. Wow just writing this helped me know why I don't need it that it's just a want. <em>198</em> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 13:21:32 EST Struggled today with anger. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149005 Today I was so frustrated and angry I did manage to have a soda. Usually I would have a Pepsi, Lays chips and a Hershey bar. Today with all my frustration all I had was a Coke WTH...LOL. <em>28</em> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 00:12:28 EST Monday After Thanksgiving Weigh In. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146935 So today I arise to see what I have done to my weight lose goal the Monday after thanksgiving. I managed to watch what I ate on Thanksgiving day yet the constant snacking on left overs over the weekend....well not to well. So I think I am sure I have gained at least 3 pounds only to find that I only gained 4 oz! So do I celebrate the small weight gain? Or think about the potential 2 lbs I may have lost if I watched what I ate a little better? Ummmm. <em>40</em> Mon, 26 Nov 2012 10:25:21 EST Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! Yes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138286 Officially into a new set of numbers by ONE GREAT POUND!!! <em>244</em> Sat, 17 Nov 2012 10:37:33 EST Feeling So Motivated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135822 I am 8oz away from a new set of numbers! I am so filled with anticipation that I can't be still. I have been getting my water in all day today and had baked fish and broccoli for dinner. Wanted a snack so I had about 20 Teddy chocolate Teddy Grahams and I as if I had a banana with oreo's I was fine. <em>30</em> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 23:45:31 EST Determination...Determination...Determination!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133401 Today I weighed myself and down almost another 2 pounds! Stuck in this bed has not deterred me for some reason I have been more motivated on crutches lol. I think it's because I only eat what is given to me lol. In the house there are only healthy things, having use of the car provides access to snacks! One and half pounds away from a new set of number! <em>244</em> Mon, 12 Nov 2012 22:42:14 EST Control. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130154 Today at my extended family gathering there was pizza, pasta, coconut cake, French silk pie, soda and a host of other things. I had a small slice of coconut cake and left the frosting on the plate. Yes!!! Sat, 10 Nov 2012 01:18:39 EST Crutches have only slowed my walk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129028 I have been on crutches for three weeks now. I am not able to put any pressure on my left ankle at all. This two days after my insanity video set arrived...lol. So ready I was and I was depressed managing not to gain any weight. Lost two pounds while lying in my bed with my foot elevated. So I realized a little over a week ago that not being able to exercise using my legs. Is just an excuse so I began doing arm weights in the bed and sit ups. Well guess what my stomach is looking small... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 23:19:42 EST Update. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094439 Wanted to let everyone know I have not posted a blog in a few days trying to do some extra family things. Yet I have remained focused and dedicated to MY plan. Really excited! Back on the regular in a few days. Thanks. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 19:45:03 EST Day Four. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086813 OK I had an a ha moment last night I realized that when I get home everyday I want a snack. My routine daily is I watch my food calorie intake during the day, and as soon as I hit the door I go to my room and grab one or two my kids lunch snacks. As I not only at the chips laying in the bed I realized that it was very familiar. So today no snacking. <em>39</em> Thu, 4 Oct 2012 16:05:42 EST Day Three and Counting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085593 Really the thought of being accountable for everything I put in my body stops a lot of my mess....lol. I have said "NO" to at least 10 things today that normally I would partake in. Some where harder than others yet not as hard as it was the other day. Also, I have told all of my food friends that I am really trying to take the weight off. Not t be offended if I say no thank you it is totally about me meeting a goal for myself. Tonight I go home and take my pictures...ouch. I thought at... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 18:36:21 EST Day Two. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084113 OK so really proud of myself for tracking yesterday and getting in the right food and water! When I got home I had two bad items logged them in still within my points. Just really disappointed that I knew as I stuffed them in my mouth that I should have stopped. I am starting my Insanity program today I even managed to do some walking today. I always start off really good almost great then something happens. Going to try and blog daily to see if I can catch my beginning of my end and not... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 17:16:06 EST Back Again and Again and Again and Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5082573 OK so it's been 64 days since I have been here. <em>39</em> The good thing is I did not gain any weight I actually lost one pound. I have to figure this out why I start to lose weight and then drop off. I know I could say my motivation needs a lot of work. <em>39</em> Hopefully this time I can get some more weight off and reach the goals I set for myself. <em>334</em> Mon, 1 Oct 2012 17:19:14 EST Bad Day Today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4991085 With the stress of my daughters surgery coming up I had for the first time in over 5 months....Lays Potato Chips...Hershey Candy Bar...Coke Soda...so disappointed. Well back on track tomorrow. <em>46</em> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 23:10:07 EST Stuck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4979581 I have been the same weight for the last 3 days. <em>46</em> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 17:52:27 EST It's the toppings...lol. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4978675 So as a vegetarian I don't eat most things that have faces. I have BBQ'd for the last week noticing that it's the TOPPINGS I LOVE! I had all the vegetables one could eat for one day with really great toppings...lol. Paying better attention now. <em>46</em> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 01:41:16 EST Finally 10 pounds and 1 oz gone!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4969027 I have been here before this is the point that I say wow and slack off. Made a mental imprint that this is another beginning! The beginning of losing another 10 pounds! Fri, 13 Jul 2012 17:04:07 EST Garage Sale Hours http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4960646 I was thinking I was up at 6:00am...moved everything outside...put up the signs...stayed outside all day on my feet until 6:00pm...moved everything back into garage...BBQ'd for friends and did not go to bed until...11:00pm. How should I calculate that? Sun, 8 Jul 2012 14:05:44 EST Walking...Walking...Walking and still walking...lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4950174 Trying to get my 10,000 steps in daily I have managed to do that for the last 3 days only because I am not a the desk. It's really easy when I'm not at the desk I enjoy walking in summer activities. Sun, 1 Jul 2012 11:20:30 EST Going No Where Fast. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4882715 Can anyone tell me how to blink the weight away. LOL Tue, 15 May 2012 14:09:29 EST Natural Oils http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4873954 Today I found a website that promotes natural oils (Young Living) I love the concept. Has anyone had any experience with natural oil or this company? Wed, 9 May 2012 12:47:11 EST Wasting My Life. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4869490 Today I realized that I could be doing so much with my life, if I lived each and every moment as if it were my last. Need to make some changes. Sun, 6 May 2012 21:35:23 EST