BYEPOUNDS's SparkPeople Blog BYEPOUNDS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 early woke up early today <BR> completing my sparks early <BR> got a tai chi video <BR> today will be a good day <BR> cleaning the kitchen Thu, 3 Jan 2013 04:42:01 EST Watched granddaughter today and went to the park Helped me walk, just by keeping up with her Wed, 2 Jan 2013 21:15:35 EST New Years eve I found a single's dance that I could have gone to, and instead ate out at an oriental restaurant, won ton soup,, rice and a soft drink. <BR> <BR> Then I took a nap, and said if I woke up, I'd go to the dance, and instead I woke up at 12:30 am, Happy New Year 2013. <BR> <BR> I read that the mideval folks sometimes had two sleeps in the dark winter nights. Sounds ok to me. <BR> <BR> Best to you! I feel refreshed. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 01:17:43 EST . . Mon, 31 Dec 2012 00:07:32 EST I lost 12 lbs in 2012. What does this mean? <BR> <BR> Clothes--I look thinner. Total lost so far is 38 lbs. I'm really glad that I have posted my weight loss here on Sparks, because, since I am losing it so slowly, it is hard to remember that I have been making progress. <BR> <BR> Laughingly, I sincerely asked when I was at my highest weight, how I would know when I was losing. The answer is that while tops will hang on the shoulders, pants will eventually fall off at the most inconvenient time. And I've had ... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 23:56:02 EST Goodbye 2012--Hello 2013 I lost 12 lbs in 2012, good for me! <BR> <BR> In 2013, I'd like to lose 10 lbs. Sun, 30 Dec 2012 23:23:25 EST Weight loss pattern Last summer I got my weight down to 150, and then through the summer my weight went up to 159. Been working on the weight and then, it yo-yo-ed, and now it is down to 152. I got low-grade ill and after the heating pad from last week, I went to the family restaurant in a nearby neighborhooe and got the breakfast bar yesterday and ate a humble amount. Then I sat for nearly an hour, before the booths filled up, and I kept asking for ice water and drank the coffee. I stayed until the waitresses... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 09:21:34 EST had a bad day so I went shopping ..for a heating pad, and a couple of pieces of make-up, some mouthwash, <BR> <BR> and a polyester cloth and some window spray <BR> <BR> got home and sprayed the patio door, and the inside car windows, I tried the two different kinds of mouthwash and then put a bottle each in the different bathrooms, I gave my cats some canned food, they share a can, and then I turned on the radio and the tv and then I turned on the heating pad and covered up with a blanket <BR> <BR> Hm...a sun shining day... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 08:56:18 EST back to the pool Back to the pool today, <BR> <BR> Talked to my yoga coach about how I was leaving school and then thinking about things there would not turn it off and then I would drive by the road to the pool <BR> <BR> He suggested writing it into my planner like I was scheduling for a friend. <BR> <BR> Was going to leave school for trick or treating which I did and walked through Sandy's rain with the little ones dodging cars, raindrops and slippery leaves. <BR> <BR> It was great. <BR> <BR> Guess wha... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 21:06:14 EST found Spark Coach Interesting, <BR> Answered that I don't like grocery store shopping <BR> <BR> My grand daughter is spending the night <BR> <BR> She says that nothing changes at my house. Sun, 28 Oct 2012 06:19:26 EST grocery shopping for cat food grocery shopping and Wendy's chili <BR> <BR> then ice tea and raspberries at the store <BR> <BR> bought this big white catnip rat for my felines <BR> <BR> only, they were interested in the food <BR> <BR> I hope they don't drop it at my feet while I'm sleeping <BR> <BR> Sat, 27 Oct 2012 00:18:54 EST blank not sure what to say <BR> <BR> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 21:54:49 EST "don't run amok" Someone posted this on my blog, and it makes sense. <BR> Wed, 24 Oct 2012 00:56:48 EST gone for 60 days I was down to where I am now, picked up five pounds and then got busy with a ton of paper work for several months thinking that I could stop exercising. Went back to exercising today and I was at first stiff and grumpy. Thank goodness I was with someone who partnered with me and yoga, and I ached all the way through, and I thought I was aligned and she kept saying that I wasn't. Then I went along with others to Coco Keys and I splashed with others and couldn't focus on me, and I feel great t... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 05:06:19 EST Fall schedule Exercise, went to exercise class this am, then got anxiety ridden and thought that I had to run to book and mortar building so I wouldn't miss my class there. <BR> <BR> I wish I could learn faster that the exercise won't prevent me from succeeding elsewhere. <BR> <BR> Take care! Tue, 28 Aug 2012 13:43:43 EST Jenny Craig Can't get my food in check. <BR> <BR> Has anyone tried Jenny Craig with success? Mon, 27 Aug 2012 18:12:37 EST Tai Chi and confidence Surprisingly one of the side effects of the Tai Chi class is that I'm feeling more confident. <BR> <BR> I finally had enough gumption to say I was busy when I was instead of doing what someone else wanted me to and silently changing my own plans. It's scary when I'm doing it, because I think that the sky is going to open, get dark and angry at me, and then I will be alone forever. <BR> <BR> Thanks (I think) Tai chi <BR> <BR> The other person's plans was fun, don't get me wrong..... <BR> ... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 14:27:10 EST Computer down, not blogging as much I've been making a priority list this summer and focusing on the next thing on my list (isn't there a tv show about Earl who does the same thing?). <BR> <BR> Anyway, been having problems with a reliable and well thought of auto-repair shop, with heating and air conditioning, so last week, I went to the dealer. It was hard to pay for the small part and the large labor, and the first visit they fixed the air conditioning, and then it was blowing cold air for the heat. <BR> <BR> So, I made an ... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 18:16:29 EST computer down--fewer visits to Sparks then the airconditioning went out in my car, so I had it fixed <BR> <BR> only now the heater doesn't work <BR> <BR> work up at 4:30 and went swimming <BR> <BR> after I swim or exercise, I am not hungry, but still fixing the same amount of food, <BR> <BR> take care Fri, 10 Aug 2012 07:59:09 EST Hello August Today I went to two classes and swam <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Aug 2012 00:26:55 EST Hungry for fresh tomatoes I need to gather some tomatoes and other fresh fruits and veggies with some peaches from the local produce section of area stores <BR> <BR> I'm hungry for the stuff that should be on half of my plate <BR> <BR> <em>237</em> Tue, 31 Jul 2012 01:54:15 EST Watched most of the opening of the Olympics When Brazil entered the stadium, that's when I turned the tv on. <BR> <BR> Really good. <BR> <BR> <em>345</em> Sat, 28 Jul 2012 00:22:45 EST My name should be Pollyanna I'm realizing that someone close to me is stabbing me in the back. And I am so gullible that I've been totally ignoring it. This person is clever enough to orchestrate some things and make it look like I'm the bad guy. <BR> <BR> I wonder how I can change and protect my back. Fri, 27 Jul 2012 04:44:32 EST blog post Yep, it's that time of day, today I've exercised by my exercise class and then swimming,, <BR> then I ate lunch <BR> then I took a nap <BR> then I gathered Sparks points <BR> now I need to get ready to watch my grandchildren <BR> <BR> Tai Chi, I'm working on bending my body like the others in the class. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 16:51:09 EST Baking soda and vinegar, has any one used it for hair Swimming coach once said her team used it for their hair, never tried it, but wondereing. <BR> <BR> Need to get motivated on some projects in the apartment, goofing off and not doing them Wed, 25 Jul 2012 01:41:29 EST Tai and six <em>516</em> <BR> <BR> Hey, Ifound the emoticon for the sixth anniversary, so here it is. <BR> <BR> tomorrow, I'm looking forward to my Tai chi class. <BR> <BR> Tue, 24 Jul 2012 00:22:57 EST