CAR58OLE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CAR58OLE CAR58OLE'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/ four more weeks... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673009 and it hasb't been good news!! <BR> <BR> I have had two gains the past 2 weeks... not quite sure why, except that I have added alcohol back into my day(s) and I am seeing this as not being a good thing!! <BR> <BR> I am feeling fine, as far as the neds go. No side effects... and no "cravings"... <BR> <BR> I have been avoiding sugar (most days) still, but giving in once in a while... <BR> <BR> Trying to learn from all these experiences, but somedays I feel "defeated"! <BR> <BR> I am not ... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:33:41 EST and Another two weeks... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651799 and I am down another 2# for a total of 9.8! I was hoping for the full 10#, but I am not angered or disappointed in the 9.8#! I have been doing very well at limiting my sugar, and controling my alcohol! <BR> <BR> I am not feeling "deprived"... I allow myself treats and drinks when the mood strikes! <BR> <BR> I am learning a new way of cooking/serving meals... I now measure the meats I cook... realized very "late" in the game that some of the chicken breasts I was serving were 6-9 oz EACH!!... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:20:19 EST Another two weeks... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640572 have gone by... I am down a total of 7.8 pounds now!! I am not losing at a high rate per week, so I am still convinved this drug is the best way to get my first 10% OFF! I still have a way to go, but feeling more in control and comfortable with my losses! <BR> <BR> I am noticing a difference in the way some of my clothes fit - obviously not HUGE differences, but trust me, after wearing the same clothes for 2 years now, with them only getting tighter - this is a welcome change!! <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 15:25:38 EST Two weeks later... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629013 well I knew my first weigh in would be better than the next ones, but seriously after my 2nd WI being UP 2#, I was devastated! <BR> <BR> I had an appointment that day with my PCP anyway, so we could discuss a med to help with weight loss. <BR> <BR> She said I am a "perfect" candidate for a drug, Phentermine... my only health "issue" is my weight! <BR> <BR> My blood pressure and heart rate are actually on the low side of "normal" so even if either goes up, it won't be up to harmful rate!!... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 09:03:23 EST Back again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616573 I have completed a whole week back to tracking and Spark People... and this week has been a GOOD one!! <BR> <BR> I am "limiting" my sugar and carbs... NO I will not say I am cutting them, because for me that is not an optioon at this time! <BR> <BR> However, I walked away from the box of donuts that were brought into work the other day...I keep walking by the birthday cake sitting on my kitchen counter...I know where the leftover Christmas candy is...for some reason this week, going without... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 06:22:01 EST "I Will NOT Quit" Pledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4952547 Monday, July 02, 2012 <BR> "I Will NOT Quit" Pledge <BR> <BR> borrowed from DeNell (onenel) <BR> <BR> Share and spread the Spark! <BR> <BR> <BR> "Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 20:34:12 EST "Tame Your Sweet Tooth Challenge" Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4796211 I joined a team - and joined the "challenge"... <BR> <BR> I am giving up sweets this week - just to see IF I can manage to stay away from them... and see how it affects my weight - health - and mindset!! <BR> <BR> Day 1 went fine... I didn't "crave" anything... I was even able to walk right by a tray of cookies a co-worker brought to work... AND walked right by the HUGE box of fancy frosted cookies that was delivered to work yesterday from a vendor!! <BR> <BR> I admit to looking at them..... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 06:07:58 EST Ready to lose? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4641675 I feel like I AM "ready"... I re-joined Weight Watcher's last night, up quite a bit from the bwginning of the year... but.. not dwelling on that - need to focus on staying on track - eating right - getting exercise... then the weight will come off, and I will be a happier and healthier person! <BR> <BR> My clothes are getting tighter and tighter with each passing day... I got new clothes (same size) for Christmas, and I am NOT allowing yself to try them on yet! I refuse to put myself throug... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 12:46:03 EST Afraid... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4554414 SO - lately I have been feeling really blaaahhhh. I know it is "that time of year" for me... the family drama with the upcoming holidays - the financial burden of living in the Northeast in the winter time - constipation - less sunshine and Vitamin D - my upcoming birthday - missing my parents more around the holidays then most other times of the year...I am depressed - and I KNOW it! <BR> <BR> However this year has been a little different.. I am already FREEZING with the temps in the 40-50 ... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 14:43:51 EST October - Birthday Month ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4524576 So... I turn 53 the end of October... it has been 13 years since I have been truly "happy" with my weight! I lost most of what I wanted before I turned 40... gained a lot back... by 50 I was doing OK - but still trying to be where I was at 40. <BR> <BR> Not age wise - I do NOT mind getting older... but I want to be a happier weight! I say "happier" because I AM healthy - yes you can be "obese" and be healthy - but I wouldn't recommend it! <BR> <BR> So for two months I have been "practicin... Fri, 7 Oct 2011 18:20:23 EST One month later................. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4439623 Well here I am one month later... my When I am thinner blog all but down the toilet!! <BR> In one month I have NOT lost a thing - actually gained again! <BR> * Therefor the aches and pains that go along with being overweight are still here... <BR> * my self esteem and self confidence is at an all time low - went out last night and that re-affirmed how bad I feel about myself! <BR> * Certainly not more loving of myself... <BR> * shopping - NO FLIPPIN' WAY! Would have to go UP a size... so I ... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 10:00:56 EST When I am thinner.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4371776 WHEN I AM THINNER, I WILL: <BR> 1. Lose the aches and pains that go along with carrying extra weight! <BR> 2. Re-Gain some self-esteem and self-confidence. <BR> 3. Feel more loving of myself – and therefor more loving to Ken and the kids. <BR> 4. Be able to shop in ANY store, not just Plus Size stores. <BR> 5. Be happy – leave my depression behind me! <BR> <BR> <BR> IF I CONTINUE EATING OUT OF CONTROL, I WILL: <BR> 1. Continue to gain weight. <BR> 2. Hate myself even more – if that is possi... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 05:56:25 EST VERY Frustrated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4236666 I am feeling very frustrated with myself right now. I "had" lost about 15#, in the past 6 months I have done nothing but GAIN! I have gained it all back plus a few extra! <BR> <BR> I seem to do fine 3-5 days a week, then there are those TWO days that I just let it go - and wind up very sick of myself!!! Why can't I just learn to SAY NO!?!??? <BR> <BR> Hell - I can't even blame it on anyone but ME... I am the one that does the shopping and most of the cooking, so why do I keep doing this ... Mon, 16 May 2011 15:14:16 EST Back to Day ONE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4146753 Here I am again - having gained all but 1# of my 2010 weight loss, BACK, I am ready to start again! <BR> <BR> This morning I treid on four outfits until I settled on the ONE that I think I can get through the day in. I feel fat - my clothes are getting tight (again) - I know losing weight isn't all about the "look" - but damn it I WANT to look better - so I will FEEL better!!! THEN maybe I will see that eating right and being honest about my eating and drinking IS paying off!!! <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 6 Apr 2011 12:23:29 EST Winter Doldrums http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3992857 Oooohhh, here I am the first week of February - in New England - and am so sick of winter already!!! I cannot get past the cold - the snow - the ice... it just brings me down!!! <BR> <BR> I had a fairly good week - with eating, and been burning calories left and right - with the shoveling and roof raking and chopping ice - my fly by shows me down so far this week - so why am I not happy??? <BR> <BR> At work this past week we got sent home early on Tuesday - the banks were closed on Wednesd... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 14:52:04 EST One year later :-( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3958465 Here I am almost a full year since "re-starting" WW meetings with my son. <BR> <BR> My "net" loss over (almost) 52 weeks is a loss of 3.2#! WOO HOO!!! <BR> <BR> I am sooo sick of being fat and lazy - can't stand the way my clothes fit - can't stand going to work with all the young thin people I work with... just not liking myself or my life these days!! <BR> <BR> I even bought a new pair if jeans - UP a size, so I could be "comfortable" and even they are not LOOSE like they should be! <... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 06:02:16 EST Happy Holidays ? ? ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3823692 Here it is December 4th, I am so not "in the spirit" of Christmas! <BR> <BR> I miss my Mom and Dad and other family and friends, more so at this time of year I think... or it is just that I miss them more all the time, than I have in the past, and I just keep saying it's because of this or that... like I need a reason to miss them! <BR> <BR> I am so thankful for the husband, children and family that I still have, so I need to NOT get bogged down in the misery of missing the ones that are ... Sat, 4 Dec 2010 13:56:58 EST Back to work Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3780919 Well my vacation is almost over...I have not gotten much "done" around the house, which is what this vacation was supposed to be all about! It makes me feel crappy to see all I didn't get done... but know that feeling better is a good thing... so if laying low all week got me feeling better, than screw housework!! <BR> <BR> I was also supposed to work on a wedding album for my niece... that didn't get done either... feel bad, but it couldn't be helped! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I finally got out... Sat, 13 Nov 2010 08:57:26 EST Back from vacation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3772875 So, I got home from California yesterday. We gained the one hour DST Saturday night in CA, then flying home Sunday night / Monday morning, we lost three hours, so to say I was tired is an understatement! <BR> <BR> I also came home with a bad head cold, so I took plenty of NyQuil, had soup for supper, and slept for 12 hours!! I feel a little better today, but since I don't go back to work yet, I will indulge in naps and laying low today! <BR> <BR> I have a healthy dinner planned... need to... Tue, 9 Nov 2010 12:50:43 EST Back again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3757157 I am not even sure how long I have been gone from Spark People, but here I am back on Day 2! <BR> Day 1 didn't go so well... I didn't eat enough of any of my goals... didn't feel well, so didn't exercise... but hey, not looking back, just looking ahead! <BR> <BR> Today I am on track! I have had all my water, gotten 15 minutes of walking at lunchtime, got all 5 of my F?V, so yes folks I am on a roll! <BR> <BR> I leave for a mini vacation Thursday, and want to maintain my focus while in Calif... Tue, 2 Nov 2010 14:24:34 EST Gained this week!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3546549 Well I went to WW to WI last night, and I'll be damned, I was up 5 whole pounds! YES 5#! Can I attribute some of that to my still swollen leg?? I sure hope so!! <BR> <BR> Aside from that I can also say that I had been discouraged a lot in the past week... and truly didn't track everything, everyday... so starting today I have to find my way back to tracking, and planning, and tracking some more!! <BR> <BR> I am over my points on WW today, but I have logged it all and can survive! <BR> <BR... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 12:29:02 EST Day 4 - feeling stronger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3529867 Well this is Day 4 of being back on track, and man do I feel good! I feel stronger about my choices and decisions... it is a great feeling! One I hope not to be a fleeting one! LOL <BR> <BR> I went out to dinner with my husband last night, I stayed "pretty much" on track, logged it as best I could, not perfect, but who IS in this journey, huh!??? <BR> <BR> I got word late yesterday that I indeed got a new position that I interviewed for last week... mixes my emotions right up! I am happy ... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 13:06:28 EST Third Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3525608 Well I have to say that the past two days have been good... even with having wine with dinner, I still underate most of my daily requirements! <BR> <BR> Having said that... today is different! I have my day all logged... and IF I can stick with my "planned" meal going out to dinner tonight, I will fare OK! However... IF I have one more beer, or an extra helping of ANYTHING it will definitely put me over my calories for the day! <BR> <BR> Will I worry about it? Not really... I will be consc... Wed, 11 Aug 2010 12:57:08 EST DAY TWO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3522281 Well I have been on SP for quite some time, but today I am back to Day 2! <BR> <BR> Day 1 went well... ended my day under on some nutrients but OK on my WW plan... so all was well with my life! <BR> <BR> Day 2 is going along as planned... I still need to figure out dinner, but my son usually cooks "healthy" on Tuesdays... if he isn't cooking then I will find something healthy and quick when I get home! I will not let it derail me back to Day 0!! <BR> <BR> The girls at work were ordering f... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 14:22:04 EST Serious question... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3518206 Well I am curious if a swollen lower limb, can lead to a gain at the scale! I am serious... I fell last Monday, down half a flight of stairs. <BR> <BR> The good news is nothing was broken! <BR> The bad news is, I am bruised more than I ever imagined would happen!! My knee is a "good" 2" bigger than normal... my calf is the same size as my knee at this time... my foot doesn't fit in very many shoes that I own!! I checked the scale this morning and I am deeply saddened by the huge gain I a... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 13:15:05 EST Feeling Blaaahhhhhhhhhhhhh... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3436167 I can't explain why I am in the funk that I am in... but... I am! <BR> <BR> Tonight I am giving in to a few of my challenges of the day... <BR> <BR> I went grocery shopping today, I bought: salad fixings, grapes, bananas, light breads, Bagel Thins, FF Cottage Cheese, WW Cream Cheese, Yoplait Light Yogurts, tuna, and light microwave popcorn! <BR> <BR> I stayed out of the potato chip aisle... looked at ice cream but decided I can't go there right now... just followed my list and feel good a... Thu, 15 Jul 2010 19:39:15 EST 4th of July! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3397370 Well friends it is the 4th of July. I have had an OK week, and do NOT want it to be totally unraveled on one holiday!! <BR> <BR> I am "planning"...on plenty of water... get in the pool and get some exercise... I have "lightened" some of the traditional foods... I do NOT need large portions of anything... I have fruit to serve (totally non-traditional at our house)... and I will be mindful of my choices all day! <BR> <BR> I will NOT sit back and not enjoy the family day, I have to remember... Sun, 4 Jul 2010 08:49:35 EST Death of a Friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3386038 My dear friend passed away yesterday. She has been battling cancer for about 11 months ow, and yesterday she finally lost the battle! <BR> <BR> I am deeply saddened by her passing... but I do feel a sense of comfort, knowing she is not in pain anymore! I saw her on Sunday, and I know that she would never want to be "alive" like that! She couldn't talk... she could barely move... she was alert enough to smile during a (one sided) conversation with me... it gave me pleasure to know I was s... Wed, 30 Jun 2010 12:40:42 EST Not enough calories??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3348557 Please.............. when WAS the last time I didn't eat enough??? Now I seem to be in the "rut" of not eating enough!! I am sure I am tracking everything I eat... not feeling hungry... but it says I have only hit about half my daily calorie range!! <BR> <BR> HOW can that be??? <BR> <BR> I also track everything on WW, and have been OVER my points the past few days... some days it feels like I cannot win, no matter WHAT I do!!!! <BR> <BR> I have also been to Curves 3 times this week... ap... Fri, 18 Jun 2010 19:40:11 EST Relay for Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3330234 I just completed the local Relay for Life event. Well we walked from Friday night around 6 PM to 2 PM Saturday. They shortened it a bit with the heavy rains that we had! <BR> <BR> I walked 10 laps = 5 miles, over the coarse of the event. I shared walking "duties" with the rest of the team... but we kept someone on the track during the complete event. <BR> <BR> I got plenty of exercise, but... we also don't have the healthiest of foods while there! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I opted for a McMu... Sun, 13 Jun 2010 17:11:30 EST Friday June 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3299170 Feeling better about myself... and that I can and will get healthy! <BR> Actually I must say I will get healthier... as I am already healthy... loosing weight may improve that, but it isn't a medical issue that requires losing weight! <BR> <BR> I get tired sometimes... I know it's all about my choice... somedays I am just too tired of it all, to make a better choice! <BR> <BR> I know that losing slowly is the best way... so I just have to reassure myself that what I am doing, no matter how ... Fri, 4 Jun 2010 06:12:44 EST Hanging on... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3295436 Well here it is June 3, 2010! I am hanging on with my weight loss... Monday holiday meant no WI this week! My home scale shows a constant loss this week, but I am not "feeling" it! <BR> <BR> I did well over the holiday, as we had no big BBQ plans... just a family breakfast, and then plenty of exercise with opening the pool!! Seriously it is a lot of work!! <BR> <BR> I have not been as faithful to logging and tracking every day... a habit I can so easily fall out of! I want it to become ... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 05:46:57 EST Ready for the weekend?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3252675 I hope I am ready for the weekend!! I know I need these two days of not setting the alarm, and getting some fresh air and getting things done around the house!!! <BR> <BR> I am NOT sure I am ready to remain healthy and in control though! I usually blow it on weekends... not enough water, too much alcohol, too many wasted calories!!! <BR> <BR> THIS weekend though, I have no "plans", except to get housework done... maybe some yard work... I will plan healthy dinners, so for me that is half... Fri, 21 May 2010 05:59:37 EST Need to pick myself up!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3218386 Here I am another week gone... and up 2# this week! WHY?? Well... I have let my emotions take control of my sensibility!! <BR> <BR> I had a plan for Saturday... it got derailed! The weather truly did dampen my spirits, so I let myself go to the mall... got a mani - pedi... but had a cookie with lunch, ice cream on the way home, and Chinese for dinner!! <BR> <BR> Sunday my family put on a fundraier... breakfast... raised over $500. for our Relay for Life Team... but let myself eat leftove... Tue, 11 May 2010 13:07:17 EST losing motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3196815 It has been almost a week since my last blog... reading it is weird... last Thursday I was sooo motivated and in control, but today... have no focus or motivation whatsoever!! <BR> <BR> My work week has been crazy... it started last Friday and just hasn't let up... I have a good friend fighting yet another battle with cancer, and haven't been in touch with her for a month!! <BR> <BR> I send emails, and cards... but she hasn't the strength to respond... I hate the feeling of being so far... Wed, 5 May 2010 09:45:10 EST Mid week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3176736 Here it is the middle of the week... I have been to Curves twice this week, I lost at WW weigh in Monday night... and I am wearing clothes that were tight a few weeks ago!!! <BR> <BR> My measurements have gone down... but not by much... so I know I have a long way to go... BUT... am enjoying the way I feel this week, and that means more to me than a pound or two on the scales!!! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Thu, 29 Apr 2010 20:36:55 EST Still learning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3157769 Well I am obviously still "learning" through this life I live! The family went out for dinner last night, and as USUAL, I overate!! I knew I was going to be uncomfortable... but just didn't stop myself!! <BR> <BR> I have logged it all... and while I was "over" some of my daily goals, I was still "under" in a couple!! The numbers are not as "bad" as I "feel"! <BR> <BR> Today will be plenty of water... fruits... veggies...proteins... and try to curb the carbs! <BR> <BR> I have weigh in t... Sun, 25 Apr 2010 07:55:46 EST What a day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3146459 So toward the end of my day YESTERDAY, at work, I get a call... wait here, your husband is on his way... <BR> <BR> OK I KNOW he was supposed to be working... so of course I panic!! With good reason... made a couple of calls, to find out that he was feeling short of breath, and had a slight pain in his chest!! <BR> <BR> So I get out of work, drive to the ER to find that he is "registered" but waiting in the waiting room!! EXCUSE me, chest pain and shortness of breath and he is told it might... Wed, 21 Apr 2010 20:56:19 EST Not a great week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3132065 Well I thought I was back on track Tuesday... but here I am on Sunday, and feel a little disappointed with myself! <BR> <BR> I am having trouble "tracking" some of the restaurant food I ate Friday night... then Saturday I didn't eat "right"... meaning I didn't eat "enough" to be honest!! <BR> <BR> I am feeling like I will never get back on track like I had been... I think my "streak" today is 6 or 7 days, but I am just not feeling it this week!! I log on - I track (what I can) - I message ... Sun, 18 Apr 2010 09:13:21 EST Back on Track - Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3115848 Wooo Hoooo.... I am on target with most of my daily goals! <BR> <BR> Over in fats and Under in Carbs and Fiber! This IS OK... It is a learning tool for me to use, and learn from!! <BR> <BR> I bought lots of fresh produce today... so my healthier habits are coming back!!! <BR> <BR> I went to Curves today... burned more calories than Spark People give me credit for... but I will continue to log and see what this week brings me!!! <em>244</em> Tue, 13 Apr 2010 19:22:45 EST Back on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3111694 So I went to my WW meeting tonight, had weigh in... up again! Vacation gained me 1.2#! I know that isn't a lot, but.... I also had a gain of 1.8# LAST week, befpre vacation... so tomorrow IS time to buckle down, and get back on track. <BR> <BR> I had good losses while I was logging into SP every day, and WW Online... but in the past couple of weeks I have been too lax in that! It is time to get logged in EVERY day... and get back to my "mini goals" that I had set every day!! <BR> <BR> So ... Mon, 12 Apr 2010 20:02:24 EST VACATION :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3102308 Well here I am home from a (too short) vacation!! Didn't track well... ate OK, but without tracking do I really KNOW how well I did??? I know my "fly by" today is UP... but we were also on the road from 10:30 AM Friday until 3 AM Saturday... got about 6 hours of sleep... after driving - dozing - driving... all the way home! <BR> <BR> We left on Monday (April 5) at 9PM, and drove through the night to Charlotte, NC. While there I met up with an old friend / co-worker... had a nice visit wit... Sat, 10 Apr 2010 09:49:09 EST Here I go again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3081351 Well here it is another Monday! Weigh in tonight, most likely will not be a pleasant one, but will go and face the music, and hopefully it will get my head back on straight for the upcoming week!! <BR> <BR> I let myself down... by not logging in daily for the past couple of weeks. I can blame a work project... it kept me so busy I didn't get to Curves at lunchtime... that led to being lax in my eating, my water drinking, and my exercising! <BR> <BR> Work however is NOT to blame... I cou... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 09:03:50 EST Good choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3058003 Well here I am, another week... had weigh in tonight, down 1#, for a total of 7.4 in what 5/6 weeks?? I can live with that!! <BR> <BR> I was sure that I hadn't done well this week... Friday was a "Supervisor Appreciation Day" for me and 3 other Supervisors at work. Total surprise... I skipped the bagels and cream cheese they brought in, but the pot luck lunch... and the cake... and ice cream bon bons!! WOW! <BR> <BR> I managed to have a taste of most things, but not a lot of anything!! <... Mon, 29 Mar 2010 19:29:40 EST Another week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3035150 Well here it is Tuesday... had weigh in last night, down .2#! Certainly OK with me, but not quite what I had hoped for! I know that I was "out" Sunday and didn't "track" as diligently as I could have. <BR> <BR> Then Monday... very busy at work... let the day get away from me... didn't track well, ended up not eating properly, and went to bed feeling disappointed with myself! I also didn't have enough water yesterday!! <BR> <BR> Today: Had some cake at work for boss' birthday... drinkin... Tue, 23 Mar 2010 18:32:29 EST A first time for everything!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3023441 "You've gone over your weekly calories burned goal by a significant amount. If you have increased the amount of exercise you are doing, you should update your fitness settings to make sure you are consuming enough calories to support the additional activity." <BR> <BR> Now here's something I don't do very often!! Gone over my calories burned goal!! WOW... <BR> <BR> I am not however, going to change my goals... this doesn't happen very often... not sure it has EVER happened... so I will ... Sat, 20 Mar 2010 19:57:16 EST In a "funk" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3014489 Well it is Thursday, and I have been in a "funk" most of the week! I was trying to blame the time change... but seriously, it was only an hour... and I have been sleeping "enough" all week, but still feel tired and irritable! <BR> <BR> I have been meeting most of my goals, however I have excused myself from exercise all week!! WHY?? Lazy... the only word I can use... LAZY!! Today however... I am taking early lunch, so I will NOT let the nice bright sunshine call me away from my work ou... Thu, 18 Mar 2010 10:03:36 EST Feeling Hopeful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3001227 Here it is another Monday... and I am feeling hopeful for a decent loss at weigh in tonight! <BR> <BR> I had a family dinner yesterday, which I know I "overate" but not thinking I did a terrible as usual! I stopped at one plate... sat for a few minutes... felt full, so didn't have more. I DID however enjoy some dessert... but no guilty feeling about it! <BR> <BR> I didn't open any wine, so all I drank all day was water... not even any soda!! <BR> <BR> I also got some exercise, in the ... Mon, 15 Mar 2010 10:01:08 EST T G I F !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2992873 Well another week... almost over... have to work tomorrow, half a day, but it IS Friday!! <BR> <BR> I managed to get to Curves twice this week, hoping for three times next week! I am looking forward to another good weigh in Monday night... I have done well this week. <BR> <BR> I met my goals almost every day, was a little under calories, etc., one day... but that's OK as long as I don;t make a habit of it! <BR> <BR> I have had wine the past two nights, but it "fit" into my day... so no r... Fri, 12 Mar 2010 19:58:48 EST Chinese Foods! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2965002 I met a friend for dinner last night, the restaurant we chose was so crowded, we didn't feel like waiting! SO Across the parking lot to the Chinese Place we went!! I know there are plenty of "healthy" options but I succumbed to my craving and had pork fried rice... greasy chicken fingers...greasy boneless ribs...and beef teriyaki!! <BR> <BR> I had only one small glass of white zinfandel, a large glass of ice water, and a small cup of green tea. I did nibble on the noodles tehy brought out,... Sat, 6 Mar 2010 09:18:29 EST