BYEPOUNDS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BYEPOUNDS BYEPOUNDS'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/ hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776592 hi Tue, 9 Sep 2014 13:27:03 EST Eating healthy today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775993 but I'm craving carbs...breads and pizza <BR> <BR> usually I want ice cream, not sure why not today <BR> <BR> best to you Mon, 8 Sep 2014 16:31:58 EST seasonal house cleaning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774605 I found someone who I think I can work with about helping me clean at least for one time. I've tried to get it organized enough to have someone help me. And I've been patient enough for long enough and I haven't been able to improve it more than what it is today. <BR> <BR> So, I need to bite the bullet and ask for help. Rather like plateaus in weight loss. <BR> <BR> Best to all of you! Sat, 6 Sep 2014 13:48:37 EST saw someone who strongly resembles my dad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774034 The moderator at a book club I attended this week looked just like my dad who passed away in the 1990's. Physically, they resembled each other. Differences were in their mannerisms, and age. Also, this moderator was much more verbal than my dad. <BR> <BR> I wasn't freaked out or thinking that there was a ghost here, it was just a nice experience. Both noses were the same, lines of where the whiskers grew, the cheekbones of slight pink, the ears, the intense blue eyes. (Well, my dad's were... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 14:14:46 EST bummer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773354 had some crappy news this am <BR> <BR> now I'm posting cheery things to others til the sting of what I learned doesn't hurt so much <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> to me <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> bravo to you <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> making a note to drink more water....best to you Thu, 4 Sep 2014 12:46:41 EST Cincinnati Walks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772710 On Monday, the rainy day, I realized that these walks--it's not etched in blood or glold that I follow them as printed. I drove the path only I had to improvise a couple of times and backtrack to find the path that the book suggested. It took me three times to complete the path that I tried to walk on Sunday. <BR> <BR> Now I had to take the book back to the library. Someone else has a hold on it. <BR> <BR> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 14:53:05 EST too much energy today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771900 stayed to long at a party and didn't go to the fireworks was disappointed in my self....oh well, I'll get over it <BR> <BR> Then I wanted to walk a new route yesterday but thought I was made of too much sugar and that I would melt in the rain, where is my thinking process, not in gear for sure. <BR> <BR> But I did drive the route and came upon a beautiful neighbor hood, and I found the steps and I had to backtrack a couple of times. <BR> <BR> I vegged out on tv last evening and got an ice ... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 12:44:36 EST new schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769860 focusing on an eating schedule <BR> <BR> so far...omlet at 7am; more at 10 am; continue at 2pm; finish off in the evening--at 6 pm. <BR> <BR> take my food with me Sat, 30 Aug 2014 10:21:54 EST making omlets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769424 for the second day, I've tried to imitate my sister's omlet that she made for me using cheese, spinach, tomato, mushrooms, egg whites and margarine. Might I add that her's was truly delicious <BR> <BR> Not going to bore you with the details but her omlet on both days were better than my attempts. But I ate at home on both days <BR> <BR> I have many more days to make an omlet to my liking. For two days I have not eaten breakfast away from home. Fri, 29 Aug 2014 13:31:55 EST At the library http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768739 The lady at the next computer is homeless and trying to put her life together by going to school. <BR> <BR> I'm not meaning to listen, except she's only a few inches from me. I am inspired by her attitude, assertiveness, and willing to move on. It's a small price for me to listen, or try not to listen to her one sided conversation while she is on her phone. She's in a situation where she needs to use the computer and communicate to those on the other end of her cell phone. <BR> <BR> I wi... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 12:48:27 EST Grumbly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768077 Things that didn't go my way today: <BR> *yoga class did't happen and the y manager didn't know why <BR> *Tuesday's pool is closed for a few weeks cause no lifeguard <BR> *better swimmers kept entering the pool for the lap lanes, so I kept smiling and letting people go ahead <BR> *didn't eat breakfast before I left, so didn't want to walk very far, so postponed my walk <BR> *I was so happy that Subway had a breakfast sandwich that was portion savy and calorie wise, on... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 12:42:50 EST Masterchef, I have a dream http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767354 I want to be a home cook like they are on the tv show, only with planning my diabetic meals. You know, chop chop chop, stir and taste, and yum yum yum, how pretty and tasty with complements from the three gentlemen who will enter my kitchen like Mr. Clean does and then let me go to my balcony. <BR> <BR> I noticed that I am chunking on some pounds, and I went through my diabetic guide sheets last evening and realize that I will need to toil, toil, toil, and plan better, then go to the groce... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:25:42 EST Summertime, school starts next week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765463 Today, I ate at Subway for breakfast, the first time in a very long time. I had their steak, egg and cheese for breakfast with the server telling me that it was a very small portion. Only it was good for me, and I told him it was ok. Price was nice at $3.25. <BR> <BR> Before my discovery of diabetes, I would have skipped breakfast this am because I'm going to have lunch with friends at noon today. <BR> <BR> My doctors keep asking me if I feel better now that I am on meds, and how that cha... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 11:28:33 EST today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762892 not much new, just wanted to say hi Tue, 19 Aug 2014 12:28:07 EST Egg white omlet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762131 I visited my sister who has had diabetes a lot longer than I have and she served me a homemade omlet which was simply delicious. I've not had good and tasty egg white omlets with spinach, mushrooms and onions. Hers was simply a real treat and delicious. <BR> <BR> Now I will try it at home again. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 12:30:32 EST lol, banks, bless them http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760210 ok, thought the problem was me yesterday <BR> <BR> low and behold--I have a limit on how much daily that I can use of my money Fri, 15 Aug 2014 10:33:34 EST walked three miles today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759736 not that it was such a gallant thing to do, I had to retrieve my car from the repair shop.....could have called a cab, but walked instead <BR> <BR> then had to reschedule a doctor's appointment <BR> <BR> then I went to another appointment, but becauseI carried a smaller purse this am while walking, I didn't have the right payment card with me, so that involved a red face and a mad dash to get some cash...never ending, lol Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:38:06 EST car repairs etc http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759007 today, i got my oil changed, one of the dash board lights wouldn't go out, so the technician said I needed a new gas cap, got that, they put it on <BR> <BR> got my tires rotated, they said I had 1 mm left on my brake pads so my garage took the car today as long as they could keep the car overnight...nice day...so I walked to the library where I am now, and then will walk 1 mile more in a little bit <BR> <BR> so I will have new brake pads and rotary cuffs <BR> <BR> then I ate breakfast at j... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:57:13 EST back from vacation, motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758304 on the beach <BR> in the pool <BR> walking to the convention center <BR> keeping up with an eight year old <BR> good snack food in the room <BR> sunshine <BR> good mattress <BR> <BR> very grateful <BR> <BR> Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:36:53 EST vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751612 cabbage and caltiflower (sp, sorry) <BR> <BR> this week I didn't try to cook a variety of veggies, but more of the ones that I did cook <BR> <BR> and what I didn't eat, I disposed of from the refrig faster, I don't need the guilt <BR> <BR> I like just plain cooked veggies, so all of those neat recipes which look so pretty....no thanks <BR> <BR> just a plain jane here Sat, 2 Aug 2014 10:39:18 EST walking in the neighborhood http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749659 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748984 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748394 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746926 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746421 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743625 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742018 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741405 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 Amazon.com 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740074 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737225 disappointed in myself, Sat, 12 Jul 2014 10:27:04 EST Called a radio show to get help with my meal planning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733896 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732455 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730027 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725781 when making cookies can you substitute soy powder for flour? Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:07:37 EST sausage, saurerkraut, green beans, coleslaw http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722853 a wintertype meal on the first day of summer <BR> <BR> it was good Sat, 21 Jun 2014 14:20:20 EST common ground http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722048 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720648 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717805 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717160 -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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716496 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712195 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707594 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706872 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702184 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695738 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679515 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413853 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413617 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408173 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406653 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