CHANGINGSEASONS's SparkPeople Blog CHANGINGSEASONS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Fall break My youngest is on Fall break this week and I'm really enjoying having him home. He's such a good kiddo. I was feeling sorry for myself on Monday and so I decided to go rake and burn my mom's leaves. Doing a good deed for somebody else does really help you feel better. She has a ton of maple trees and never gets her leaves raked. I do this every year. lol. But, it was enjoyable and got my mind back on track. Nothing bad is happening to me personally just negativity from others has been botheri... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 08:47:20 EST Hoopla It seems as though we are having an influx of negative people trying to drive us crazy, lately. Mainly my oldest son(has the negative people). Not gonna get into all the details because why even give them the satisfaction. I finally exercised yesterday and I could really tell it's been 2 weeks since I have done my workout dvd. I got a text last night from one of my hubby's friend's wife telling me I should go with her on Monday to a gym in town for a workout class. ugh. I do appreciate her th... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 08:59:20 EST Gluten free I'm biting the bullet and sticking with gluten free. I keep going gluten free and feeling wonderful then thinking "maybe that's not REALLY my problem" and then eating gluten again. And, then feeling horrible..again. What got me started back on eating gluten was when we picked up papa johns pizza this past weekend. I didn't eat first. I had a salad. And, my salad was good but its not pizza. The next day..I had a slice of the pizza. Then, I had a slice the next day also. And, that star... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 13:43:38 EST Friday 10/3/14 Diet: My eating has been pretty good with the exception of a couple gluten free brownies(with icing)yesterday. I have been craving sweets like mad and I finally just gave in. But, I feel a bit sick today(nauseated)so I probably over did it. And, it's probably the diet pepsi's that I've been having once a day that are making me crave the sweets so badly. That's a reaction I've had in the past. So, I know what to do regarding that issue..ditch the diet pop and don't eat anymore brownies. It pro... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 09:08:02 EST Thursday 9/25/14 Diet: So last night after dinner I decided that I'm going to stop eating crap food. It's not just that it's bad for me. Honestly I could overlook that. lol. Just being honest. It's mainly that it makes me feel like crap!! You are what you eat right?! So, today my eating has been spot on and I feel good. I went to the good grocery and stocked up on all kinds of, good for me, food. Tonight I'm going to make balsamic chicken with mushrooms with barilla plus rotini and roasted asparagus.. YUM. Ho... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 14:23:58 EST Wednesday 9/24/14 Diet: I've been tracking on spark. I have been missing some items each day..mainly dinner..because I don't get on in the evening but it's progress. It does help me be more aware. I was really overeating a lot. I didn't think so but the totals speak for themselves. So, I've been trying to make better choices. <BR> <BR> Exercise: I've been being more active. And, I did get the spark activity tracker and started wearing it late in the day on Monday. I like it pretty well. I did have it clipped ... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:00:52 EST Sunday 9/21/14 Diet: <em>550</em> I made a scramble this morning with lots of veggies and one egg. I served it on top of a whole grain light english muffin, split and toasted. Then, sprinkled with a T of organic mozzarella and 2 T of homemade salsa. Pretty tasty. I'm trying to avoid sugar and white flour. I've realized that I am a sugar addict..well maybe NOT addict but I eat way to much of the stuff. And, it's been making me feel a bit loopy here and there. Caffeine is also. It's probably because my t... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:11:07 EST Friday 9/19/14 Diet: I ended up just making tacos for dinner. Hubby was taking to long mowing and my youngest and I were starving. lol. I made us taco salads with a little organic cheddar cheese and the crunched up shell, taco meat(lean ground beef), lettuce, and homemade salsa. It was good. <BR> <BR> Exercise: I'll do a workout today but probably either the cardio one or a 2 mile walking workout. I'm a bit sore and tired. But, not real bad or anything. <BR> <BR> Personal: So hubby's brother tried makin... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:42:15 EST Thursday 9/18/14 Diet: So far so good. I had a bagel for breakfast but it was one from the grocery so not horrible. Then, lunch was a 6 inch from subway. I did have a mountain dew but I earned that baby! I'm probably making spaghetti for dinner. <BR> <BR> Exercise: At least 2 hours of kayaking..paddling the entire time. It uses my core and my arms and is a good workout. <BR> <BR> Personal: So, the meeting with the attorneys went good. I couldn't make it since the time had been changed last minute. But, hubb... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 16:47:03 EST 9/18/14 I'm going to start by asking...Do you ever just feel totally and completely uncomfortable?? That was me yesterday. I have no idea why really but I just felt so uncomfortable all day long! My clothes were uncomfortable(even though it's stuff I wear all the time and it fits just fine), my skin was uncomfortable(itchy feeling), my hair was uncomfortable(kept tickling my face and falling in my eye), just everything was uncomfortable. I forced myself to sit here and get all of my advanced doc. pro... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:44:46 EST 9/16/2014 Diet: Still a work in progress! I'm making up some 'salad in a jar' today so I have easy healthy lunches to grab. No excuses when they are the the fridge staring me in the face..waiting to be eaten. My breakfast is generally 500 calories, on average. I'm thinking I can cut that down at least maybe 4 days out of 7. I don't want to totally restrict myself because I do enjoy a good breakfast. I seem to be just fine with's maybe 500 cals..usually less. Then, dinner and after dinner are... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 09:17:59 EST Day 5 Sunday 9/14/14 <BR> <BR> Diet: Yesterday was one of my husband's family reunions. The BIG one. I didn't have breakfast and enjoyed myself at the reunion. I mainly had salads and a small piece of fried chicken. The chicken was totally worth it because his cousin fries it and it is delicious! I did have a piece of pie and it wasn't really worth it but was ok. lol. If the person who made it hadn't been watching me eat it I would have tossed it away after half. But, that's ok. For dinner I had a... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 08:19:52 EST Day 3 Diet: Last night I ended up making a beer and beef stew recipe I had found on pinterest before. This is the second time I made it and changed a couple things. It was excellent! I also put it on spark recipes. Here's the link: <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2799395 </link> It's wonderful! Today, I had my breakfast sandwich(whole grain light eng. muffin/egg/slice of organic american cheese) and coffee. I had some salsa and tortilla chips for a snack. I'm not sur... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 12:45:49 EST Day 2 Diet: Last night for dinner I made Ham and beans with cornbread. It was good and hit the spot. Pretty healthy because I use lean ham in the beans and don't add anything besides spices. My cornbread is homemade and does have 3 T. of butter added but uses a dab of honey for a touch of sweetness. This morning I'm wishing I had a bagel because it just sounds good but I don't so I'll probably make my stand by: whole grain light english muffin with some natural peanut butter and grape jam(that I ma... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:47:05 EST Fresh Start Day 1 After yesterday I really felt like I had been ran through the wringer. So, I'm declaring today a Fresh Start. I deleted all of my past blog entries. They are the past and today is a new day. <BR> <BR> I haven't been using this blog to talk about diet/fitness/health very much. I tend to just use it for my personal diary. And, I don't want to totally change that but as this is a weight loss/fitness/health website I feel like I should use my blog for more than just my personal diary. So, I'm g... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:18:11 EST