CHARMIN944's SparkPeople Blog CHARMIN944's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community It's True!!! I heard on an old Bally's commercial "to give us 30 days and you'll see results." This month for the very first time in my 55-year-old life, I stuck with the tried and true formula....healthy eating, drinking water, and fitness. I actually seen results in the way my clothes fit, my energy level rising, my sleep pattern getting better...I could go on and on about the changes! <BR> <BR> I'm so excited and proud of myself for doing this. It was so tough at first, but I stuck it out and its f... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:13:31 EST Moody Blues For me, that's depression in a nutshell. But it's also deeper than that. It's a legitimate physical and mental illness. It's not something you can shake off. It doesn't mean you're weak or lazy or looking for excuses not to do things. <BR> <BR> The worse part of depression for me is my family's lack of understanding. I feel judged. I feel like the unpopular girl in school. I'm jealous that it's so hard for me to make friends as easily as my siblings. <BR> <BR> My way of coping is t... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 15:11:58 EST What's His Motive? I have a significant other that's constantly offering me sweets and fast foods. He does more than offer. He pops up with the stuff. He knows that I'm trying to lose weight. He keeps saying that he prefer that I'm heavier. I'm kind of thinking that he's getting a little insecure as I lose weight. How do I deal with him? Wed, 24 Jul 2013 14:58:07 EST Messed Up Sleep Patterns Boy I'm off track. Fell asleep at 4am. Woke up at 6:30am. Feeling sleepy at 7:30 a.m. I'm either going to be groggy and fight off the sleep during this long day...or I'm going to fall back asleep and miss out on a productive day. Neither is good. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 07:50:07 EST Anemia Can anyone recommend an exercise for those that have anemia? I'm on interferon (sp?) therapy and one of the bad side effect is anemia. I feel lightheaded and winded sometimes. I hate having something interfering with my goals. <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:12:13 EST Anyone Knows How to Reset Completed Quizzes? I remember seeing someone saying they did it, but don't remember who. Fri, 26 Aug 2011 16:33:19 EST Three Things I read this on several blogs today and found it interesting. goes. <BR> <BR> The names I go by: <BR> * CHARMIN944~ here on SP <BR> * Susan Williams Dean on FB (connect if you'd like) <BR> * Grandma courtesy of my 2 beautiful little granddaughters <BR> <BR> <BR> Three places I've visited or lived in the past: <BR> * Brooklyn, New York and nearby areas <BR> * Orlando, Florida <BR> * Nassau, Bahamas <BR> <BR> <BR> Three things I love to watch: <BR> * My granddaughters play... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 08:56:34 EST Tsk, Tsk, Tsk I would have had a great day yesterday staying within my calorie range if I didn't eat that 280 calorie Captain D fish Casinda offered. I wasn't even hungry. <BR> <BR> And again, although I fell asleep promptly around 8:30, I awakened, got bored and ate nachos. If I hadn't taken that 3rd Restoril, I would have eaten a 200 calorie granola bar. <BR> <BR> I know I need to go to sleep like I should to avoid the snacks, but on the other hand I don't want to depend on the pills! <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 15 Dec 2010 12:02:55 EST But God.... I'm so thankful for God's grace and mercy. I'm learning that the mind is indeed a battlefield. The devil knows this. If I keep entertaining temptations, it will come to pass. I must always stay in the Word if I want to enjoy an abundant life that Jesus died for. <BR> <BR> I keep turning to the wrong things to get over boredom. I sometimes think I sabotage myself. Why do I do that? Lord, I need an answer. Wed, 1 Dec 2010 10:38:50 EST Tried new recipe I tried the Feta and Spinach Scramble. I loved it! I have simple taste and was reluctant, but glad I did it. I'm tickled pink to have gotten 2 servings of veggies so early in the day! Thu, 30 Sep 2010 11:45:58 EST