BYEPOUNDS's SparkPeople Blog BYEPOUNDS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community walking in the neighborhood This morning I chose one of the neighborhoods with things within walking distance. I had some lab work done at the doctor's office, then I walked and ate breakfast, then I went to the post office, then I went to the bank, then I returned two library books. It was nice <BR> <BR> Then I changed my mode of transportation to driving a car. For, I took a suit that was too large to a consignment shop and picked up a payment for slacks that I took there last time, and then now am working on the c... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 12:20:57 EST dr scale vs ymca scale would you believe that my doctor's scale is four pounds lower than the y scale? <BR> <BR> Who would have thought. <BR> <BR> Back in gear of testing my blood sugar in the morning and throughtout the day. <BR> <BR> I have some cabbage to cook and some protein to make <BR> <BR> For a snack, I got a plain meatball from a trendy little deli that I pass, ususally. <BR> <BR> Best to you Tue, 29 Jul 2014 13:37:23 EST waiting for my a1c test results my nurse practitioner was pleased at how well I have responded to the diet and exercise <BR> <BR> she will be calling me with the scores soon then I can share the numbers with you Mon, 28 Jul 2014 17:00:56 EST Reunion wondering if I should attend a family reunion <BR> <BR> about a year ago me and my sister had a falling out and she hasn't spoken to me since. My other sister phoned me about the reunion and said, "I want to warn you that (angry sister) is going to be there" <BR> <BR> ????? <BR> <BR> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:19:36 EST lost 30% of me did the math and my weight loss is 30 per cent of me <BR> <BR> not big enough to get on biggest loser, lol, but then who is counting <BR> <BR> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:44:25 EST got a plan for my dining room table need to get one of those organizing boxes and put my incoming mail in it <BR> <BR> I will store it in a closet when not in use <BR> <BR> I've been setting my timer, neighbors might get tired of hearing it ding Mon, 21 Jul 2014 18:20:02 EST trying to be a past clutterer slowly, I'm getting my routines in place <BR> <BR> what comes I think for many organized home people doesn't happen to me <BR> <BR> and when it does, it's a great ah-ha moment <BR> <BR> I always remember to feed the cats, both morning and evening <BR> <BR> today, an ah-ha moment when I realized that as they eat their morning meal, I can pick up any other of their dishes in the area and wash any dishes in the sink <BR> <BR> and as a bonus, I can make several swipes with the broom and pic... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 10:15:14 EST Cola chicken Recipe This I want to try: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 3 chicken breasts <BR> 1 can (12 oz) diet cola <BR> 1 cup ketchup <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Top-Rated Olive Oil$26.18 by Swoop <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <BR> <BR> Put chicken in a non-stick skillet. <BR> Pour ketchup and diet cola (any kind) over the top. <BR> Bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat cook for 45 minutes. <BR> Uncover, turn up the heat and continue to cook until the sauce becomes thick and a... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:21:42 EST to wish you a good day wishing you a good day with motivation, diet and exercise. best to you Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:32:51 EST Slept in, didn't exercise disappointed in myself, Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:27:04 EST Called a radio show to get help with my meal planning We have a lady who has a Saturday talk show and asked for help with meal planning. <BR> <BR> She was able to help me plan a generic menu for three chicken meals, and two fish. <BR> <BR> It was a big help. Mon, 7 Jul 2014 14:38:54 EST Yoga class Well, went to a yoga class today, felt good. <BR> <BR> Got breakfast waiting for me, as soon as I'm done here. Sat, 5 Jul 2014 10:58:21 EST hot summer day I'm being a companion to my eight year old granddaughter this summer, and trying to stay appropriate to the rest of the family. <BR> <BR> I don't always know what's happening and they sort of fly by the seat of their pants. They have a lot going on. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 18:20:42 EST soy powder for flour when making cookies can you substitute soy powder for flour? Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:07:37 EST sausage, saurerkraut, green beans, coleslaw a wintertype meal on the first day of summer <BR> <BR> it was good Sat, 21 Jun 2014 14:20:20 EST common ground a very special lifeguard has guided me with better swimming techniques and life coaching. <BR> <BR> Today, without thinking, as we chatted, I told him that I have this relative whom I'm always in conflict with and I just can't win with her. The guard told me not to try to win but to find the common ground. Duh, that makes sense, and I've lost a lot of time fussing over this problem. Thank you to my favorite lifeguard. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:56:16 EST Day off, reading i have a dining room table full of half started projects and I'm reading. I have things to clean, and I am reading. The pool is calling my name and I'm reading. <BR> <BR> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:22:52 EST Yoga and Tai chi 8-30 to 9:45 today I was in a yoga class and then went to a tai chi class but I only stayed for a half hour for the tai chi,. <BR> <BR> It is what it is. <BR> <BR> I was exercising a lot from March through April then stopped going. Then this last week, I began attending again. Monday's yoga class was cancelled, and I went to Wednesday morning and Thursday evening yoga. I went to Tai chi for a half hour on Thur am. <BR> <BR> Golly, am I ever stiff. As much as I loved to move when I wa... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 11:32:57 EST today -not sure what I want to do with my 'no computer at home' situation <BR> <BR> other than that, can't think of a whole lot to say.... <BR> <BR> contemplating going to a Sun Do Retreat......wouldn't that be fun...wanted to go on a vacation, and this is nearby. I'm rather excited about it. Been researching it on line. Fri, 13 Jun 2014 10:53:03 EST Book is helping me do yoga at home I finished reading <BR> <BR> The Warrior Pose <BR> <BR> and it is helping to motivate me to do more yoga at home. <BR> <BR> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:26:34 EST printed out Sparkpeople weekly menu Looks good, so will try it. <BR> <BR> Last week I dreamed about me stealing someone's hard boiled eggs, lol, what is that all about. <BR> <BR> Best to you today! Fri, 6 Jun 2014 15:14:22 EST Grocery shopping day this evening, I'm going to focus on my kitchen and mealplanning <BR> <BR> I found a recipe for flourless peanut butter cookies. I'm not interested in artificial sweetners and will try a batch without the sugar, wish me luck. <BR> <BR> Egg and peanut butter ....basically... <BR> <BR> I want something to eat and go, cause that is what I do in the morning Sat, 31 May 2014 17:31:08 EST A quiet day I've lived with diabetes for a whole two months and the medical people are starting to wean me off the insulin in exchange for another medicine. This is the second type of pill that I am taking. <BR> <BR> I have put on four pounds in the two months. <BR> <BR> I have been more organized in my kitchen, with the eating of meals home. <BR> <BR> I have cut down on eating out, because it's hard to order the balance of protein, fat, and carbs that I need. <BR> <BR> It's getting better at eating... Fri, 30 May 2014 14:48:03 EST wrong week-end for lunch with my friends opps, went today to the restaurant only to find out that we are meeting next week. Oh well, ate a salad and some soup. lol <BR> <BR> didn't exercise this am, so I would have more time to get ready...not a wise decision, oh well <BR> <BR> Sat, 24 May 2014 13:47:42 EST Diabetic Lost weight and then discovered that I am diabetic <BR> <BR> Glad that it was found even though it turned my world upside down for a bit. <BR> <BR> Couldn't understand how I could eat smaller meals and more often. <BR> <BR> If I try to cheat, my blood sugar spikes and I feel bad...... <BR> <BR> Had a cupcake at a relative's birthday party this past weekend, probably won't do that very often. <BR> <BR> I always had problems eating out a lot, am learning to eat at home. And learning to co... Thu, 15 May 2014 13:42:46 EST Diabetes well, I was having a doctor's checkup for another reason on March 13, 2014 and KABOOM they found diabetes <BR> <BR> My life has changed including the diet and increased exercise. Thank goodness I had been counting things and I had lost almost 60 pounds. <BR> <BR> still, even though I have a diabetic educator and a nutritionist, I still struggle with what to eat and how often <BR> <BR> One good thing--if I feel grouchy or strange, and it's been longer than 2 hours, I say, oh, it should prob... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 13:14:15 EST quiet weekend a lot of not sharing with others, keeping my opinions to myself, <BR> <BR> <BR> but I also know that taking a step backwards and being quiet the way that I have for the past few weeks over the July 4th weekend is good <BR> <BR> taking a rest is ok, now I need to get back and be sociable again! Mon, 8 Jul 2013 01:58:20 EST Happy Anniversary to me, 7 years today with Sparks Nice huh? <BR> <BR> Joined seven years today and am 44 pounds lighter. <BR> <BR> Change has been slow, but it happened. I'm still throwing clothes which are too large for me. <BR> <BR> Strangely, I didn't feel large when I was at my largest. <BR> <BR> Best to you! Sun, 7 Jul 2013 21:16:28 EST pictures been copying a box of old family pictures to prints and cd <BR> <BR> I've decided on three prints to enlarge and hang in my bedroom <BR> <BR> they were taken by my mom and one of the pictures is of a basket of her peach crop <BR> <BR> In all of the pictures that I'm copying, she would take the pictures but never wanted her own taken, such a shame--she was a beautiful woman Tue, 2 Jul 2013 05:40:14 EST June 30, 2013 Thinking of my upcoming anniversary with Sparks--7 years. <BR> <BR> Procrastinated with a project, and am spending a few hours on it each day. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 19:59:01 EST TGIF got a load of laundry done and other routine things <BR> <BR> had started a new job in April and things got waylayed in my home <BR> <BR> getting back on track <BR> <BR> eating healthy, for sure Fri, 7 Jun 2013 15:56:57 EST 144 lowest since the 80's been a long time that I weighed 144. <BR> <BR> Really surprised, and it's nice <BR> <BR> Hope all is going well with you! Mon, 3 Jun 2013 08:55:06 EST Memorial Day What do you do when the waitress puts the wrong order in front of you and then disappears. <BR> <BR> Answer: <BR> I looked at it for a while, then ate it. <BR> <BR> When she took my order to that table, she realized her mistake, and she freaked out. <BR> <BR> oh, well <BR> <BR> Mon, 27 May 2013 14:49:12 EST down two more pounds, yeah it's nice for sure Sun, 26 May 2013 23:18:40 EST Summary I had written this a while ago, and want to save it: <BR> <BR> Another sign of success! Swam and exercised lots this week, and I, today was really hungry for pasta. So, I was ready, willing and able to eat to excess at the local spaghetti restaurant. Started right with the salad and that was gone quickly. Then the spaghetti and the meat balls came and I said, echk, good as it was. I could only eat a portion size. Not their portion, mine. The same with the bread sticks, only one. <BR> <BR... Fri, 17 May 2013 03:09:32 EST A new way to exercise I made my own exercise routine this morning. <BR> <BR> Had thee radio on, the tv yoga program and my computer's spark video with Coach Nicole. <BR> <BR> I focused on one set of exercise and then another from a different source. Then I did something from my morning routine. <BR> <BR> Been away from exercising since April 1--April Fool's day <BR> <BR> Thu, 16 May 2013 08:04:59 EST April 11, 2013 Smiling, because I'm at 147. <BR> <BR> Thu, 11 Apr 2013 05:32:49 EST maintaining around the 150 lbs. Maybe I will slowly go lower in 2013 <BR> <BR> in 2011 I lost 24 lbs; in 2012 I lost 12 lbs; my bmi says I should go lower, not sure if I will or won't <BR> <BR> I'm eating healthy, and I exercise in moderation Tue, 19 Mar 2013 01:32:59 EST a new look at the city moved here several years ago <BR> <BR> a lovely old city with lots of neighborhoods and connecting roads <BR> many with different names <BR> <BR> this past weekend, I discovered a new route to a Y that I don't frequent very often <BR> <BR> two miles each way shorter and the route has fewer travelers <BR> I save time <BR> <BR> There is also a nearby carwash, grocery store, and library <BR> <BR> the y has better hours to meet my needs and <BR> I'm overcoming the maze of hallways to realiz... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:54:45 EST When others notice In 2011 I lost 24 lbs. <BR> In 2012 I lost 12 lbs. <BR> <BR> No one noticed. <BR> <BR> Today, people are beginning to notice. <BR> <BR> Not in this for other's eyes, but it surely is nice when it happens. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 11:26:05 EST experimenting Dr. Oz talked about the clean diet and there are some sample meals on his website <BR> <BR> I tried the powder protein shake and with berries and spinach it's good <BR> <BR> ....also, I tried the coconut oil and milk <BR> <BR> I like cococonut and it was a real treat <BR> <BR> I also tried the cold water fish taco's and had boc choy, really good <BR> <BR> Didn't overload myself with too many recipes and getting the supplies at the store. Moderation. <BR> <BR> It was good Thu, 7 Feb 2013 00:18:01 EST hours changed Saturday's water aerobics class doesn't have a place to meet because the Y closed on Saturday <BR> <BR> So the group went walking outside and it was great. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 19:34:44 EST to the pool soon I'm awake now <BR> will go to the pool soon Fri, 11 Jan 2013 03:36:01 EST Exercising well this week and reading reading a book about world war ii <BR> and one about habits <BR> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 00:52:32 EST Turned down some tutoring Just seems that I have a bunch of lose ends that I'm not facing. Thought I would be adding some extra to my life instead of using the time to get some things in order. <BR> <BR> Went to two different tai chi exercise programs today. <BR> Wanting to rest more. Wed, 9 Jan 2013 00:33:04 EST SWAM TODAY tomorrow, tai chi <BR> <BR> looked into school and while the school I interviewed today isn't for me, they helped me with some goals <BR> <BR> Tue, 8 Jan 2013 00:24:26 EST went to a new points level rather nice, I must say! <BR> <BR> My kitchen, however, is out of whack, and I need to get it back into order so that I can eat out less <BR> <BR> have to admit that I'm choosing pretty wisely as I eat out, thought. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 00:15:38 EST wishing you the best hope your new years is eventful and to your liking Sun, 6 Jan 2013 00:23:12 EST enjoying that I am at 149 really happy, <BR> reached a long time goal of breaking 150 for I have been working at it for a long time, someone suggested that I give myself something, like weight watchers did when I lost my first set of weight. <BR> <BR> Hm..wonder what it could be? <BR> <BR> <em>323</em> this is for the "big weight" on the sliding scale that I no longer have to is so great!!! Sat, 5 Jan 2013 08:02:09 EST Swam today and weighed myself 149, a new low! 149--awesome for me <BR> <BR> Now I can join the 140-ville <BR> <BR> A new low!!! <BR> 39 lb loss Fri, 4 Jan 2013 09:45:31 EST