COACHMOMMY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=COACHMOMMY COACHMOMMY'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/ Am I really committed?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6103630 I had my official weigh in this morning and I lost 1 lb. (from the 1.6 gain from the previous week). In the 7 weeks of my "Back to Goal" push, I have lost 6 lbs. and 9 inches. Normally I would be pretty excited about these numbers, but the fact that the last couple of weeks I have been gaining and loosing the same 1+ lbs., I'm questioning my commitment. <BR> <BR> It's really nothing new. I do well with breakfast and lunch and then I get home and I'm either really busy or feeling pretty la... Wed, 24 Feb 2016 09:52:06 EST Long weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6098886 ended with a 1.6 lb. gain! I decided to take Friday off and our office was closed on Monday for President's Day. Again, I know I didn't eat 7,000 extra calories, but the combination of being off schedule and lack of exercise probably accounted for the gain. I didn't even want to write it down, but yesterday was my "official" weigh in day, so I did. I'll just move on and get back on plan (which I have). <BR> <BR> The long weekend started on Thursday day night with a birthday dinner for my... Thu, 18 Feb 2016 09:47:39 EST Good Weigh-In and Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6092655 I'm pleased with my weigh in this week, especially after the 2 lb. gain overnight on Sunday! <BR> <BR> I lost 1.6 lbs. and another 1.5 inches. That's 7.4 lbs. and 9.5 inches in a month. That's a great first month and I'm on track to be back at goal by mid-June. That would be a steady 1 lb. a week. With the inches I'm losing, I hope to be back to my "goal clothes" in time for Spring. <BR> <BR> I found myself almost 20 lbs. over goal last January and needed to buy some bigger pants. I... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 11:36:59 EST Week 3 (sort of) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6091672 Last Wednesday started Week 3 of the meal replacement shakes, however, I ran out of the powder last Monday, so have gone 7 days without the shake (the delivery is coming in today). DD#2 & #3 were also making a smoothie in the morning, so it didn't last as long and I waited until the last minute because my last order came in 2 days. Apparently they had a back log (which was noted on the website) and it took longer. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I continued to count calories and exercise so we'll see ho... Tue, 9 Feb 2016 09:41:44 EST Week 2 of Meal Replacement Shakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6086637 Week 2 went pretty well. I lost .8 lb. I was hoping for at least 1 lb, but I'll still take it! I also lost an additional 3 inches, so in 2 weeks it's 5.8 lbs. and 7 inches. Not bad! <BR> <BR> I feel pretty good too. I have more energy and am not as "sleepy" as I was before. Part of that is I'm coming off some medication I've been taking for over a year for peri/menopause. I'm hoping to be completely off in a couple of months and only taking the natural supplements. This might also he... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 09:51:51 EST The "strange" eating habits at my house http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6082326 First of all let me say I am still doing well with the meal replacement shakes (or smoothies). I peeked at the scale this morning and I'm down .4 lbs since Wednesday. Not monumental, but I'll take it. I can definitely feel a difference in my clothes too. If I could just get the exercise going, that would great. <BR> <BR> I'm definitely not getting my 10,000 steps a day in. Because of my sedentary job, I usually only get about 1,500 - 2,000 steps before I get home in the afternoon. I w... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 12:02:20 EST It's Official http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6080470 my weekly loss is 5 lbs.! I'm thrilled - 19.8 lbs to go! Which sounds better than 20+. I also lost 5 inches which I'm even more thrilled about! 1 inch around the waist which is good because I have my health assessment next week for DH's insurance and they measure circumference. <BR> <BR> I'll be curious to see all the results and compare with the last 5 years, Last year was the only year I was overweight and everything was still pretty good except for the waist circumference. Total ch... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 09:40:35 EST Pretty good weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6079534 I mentioned last week that I started a meal replacement shake with DD#2 to help her with nutrition and weight loss. Although tomorrow is my "official" weigh in day, I've been using the shake plan for 7 days now, so I thought I would comment. I lost 4 lbs. which is pretty good. I usually expect a 5-7 lb. loss the first week of "changing things up". I already drink a lot of water, but even increased that substantially. I was hoping for a little more (5 or 6 lbs.), but I'm pleased. With my... Tue, 26 Jan 2016 09:29:55 EST My new plan and motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6076284 As I mentioned before, I have a new motivation to get back to goal (20+ lbs). I've blogged in the past about DD#2 playing sports. She's been a multi-sport athlete for over 8 years and 3 years as a high school athlete which includes year round training (she played volleyball and basketball). She's a senior this year and decided to only play volleyball. We could tell her interest and commitment was waning over the summer. She also has "crappy" eating habits. She eats like an 8 year old an... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 12:46:47 EST It's been a long time . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6076197 It's been a long time since I blogged. It was last year! I'm still 20+ pounds over goal. I'm not real thrilled about it but I haven't given up my goal to get back to goal. To say I've "tried it all" is an understatement. A little back story - I've struggled with my weight since I was a teenager (I'm in my 50's now). I was overweight in high school, but very athletic, so it wasn't too bad. I gained a lot of weight my first year out of high school since I was working full time and going ... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 10:52:54 EST Slow Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860162 I finally weighed this morning and I lost 1.4 lbs. so that was pretty good. I guess just cutting out all of the extra snacking helped. <BR> <BR> I went running yesterday after work and did ok. It was a great evening, about 60 degrees and a nice breeze. I don't have a Garmin or anything to keep good time, so I decided to just gauge my running with the mile markers on the trail. I knew I wouldn't be able to run an entire mile straight, so I ran .3 and walked .1 for over 2 miles. I got in ... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:57:10 EST Plan of Action? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859576 I made my weight gain confession last week and was determined to start my "plan of action". I still don't have a "plan", but I am doing better. <BR> <BR> I'm eating pretty healthy, getting in 6-7 servings of freggies, drinking my water, sticking to mostly whole grains and trying to cut out the snacking. DH and I have been trying to make dinner so we're not tempted to eat a bunch of crap. I've had a couple of nights where the serving of froyo is probably more than a serving, but overall I'... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:57:41 EST Confessions of a Weight Gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853394 So it's official, I am now at my highest weight since 2010 (before my 46 lb. loss at Weight Watchers and finally reaching my goal weight). I'm still below that weight, but now have 20+ lbs. to loose. <BR> <BR> How did this happen? There are several reasons and excuses. All of them are valid and certainly made things challenging. But whatever the reason, it doesn't justify gaining this much weight. <BR> <BR> Yes I have a very busy schedule. I have 3 teenage daughters (one in her first y... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:21:13 EST New season (hopefully of change) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786107 Autumn officially started yesterday and it's been really nice in North Georgia. This morning it was 55 degrees and I had to wear a jacket while walking the puppy! <BR> <BR> I blogged a couple of weeks ago that I was "back on the grid", but I'm not really "back on track". I did start my Couch to 5K class a couple of weeks ago. This is a class that is held at a local park that I did a couple of years ago. I kept up the running until this past Winter and I just couldn't get back into it, so... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:54:30 EST Back on the Grid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776493 I've been off the "weight loss" and "healthy living" grid for a couple of months now and I know I've had some weight gain. I know if I don't hold myself accountable, I'm only going to "allow" myself to continue on this path of unhealthy snacking, periods of overeating and limited exercise. <BR> <BR> So as I sit here in my uncomfortably tight pants, I figured now was a good time to get back on track and start getting accountable again. <BR> <BR> I had pretty good momentum going into May a... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 10:33:16 EST Why are we jealous of other people's success . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726325 especially when we're not doing that great?! <BR> <BR> That thought ran through my head last night as DH and I were going on a hike. He is doing great with his weight loss and fitness. He decided last fall (when the doctor told him he had high blood pressure and wanted him to go on medication at 47), that he would try to control with diet & exercise (he has a family history of high blood pressure too). <BR> <BR> He's a big guy (6'5" and usually around 280 - 300 lbs.) and is very active... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 11:21:06 EST Pretty good week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719106 I had a pretty good week since last Monday. I set a "challenge" of at least 30 min. of exercise each day. I didn't actually meet that challenge! I walked on Monday for about an hour with DH and puppy. DD#2 started her basketball/volleyball workouts on Monday - she was feeling fine and didn't have a headache, so she went to both workouts. She said they were both "light" (her words, not mine!) and she said she felt fine afterwards. She even went to the movies in between the workouts! <BR... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:45:14 EST Week of no sweets and concussion? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714081 I blogged on Friday about how I can be a little "pushy" and a little negative when trying to "motivate" my girls (or simply to get them to do something!). <BR> <BR> DD#2 got home from basketball camp late Thursday night. They had played 10 games in 2 days and they spent Thursday walking around Nashville and the CMA and then driving home in bad weather & traffic. <BR> <BR> She was exhausted and wasn't going to go to volleyball work-outs on Friday morning. I didn't "push" her to go, but I... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 10:27:23 EST Encouraging or http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712011 just being negative?! <BR> <BR> I was watching The Breakfast Club last night (teen angst movie from the 80's) and trying to stay awake waiting on DD#2 to get home from basketball camp since I had to pick her up @ the school. They were driving back from Nashville and got a late start and hit some traffic/bad weather, so it was about 11 pm. I was thinking about the "sport-o" in the movie and how the kid complained about his Dad and how he "pushed him". <BR> <BR> It kind of hit home a little... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 10:33:22 EST Back on Course http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711229 for 2 days now! <BR> <BR> I went to my Weight Watcher's weigh in and meeting last night and it wasn't too bad. I only gained .8. I know most of the reason for that is the mega water I drink and the fact that I was pretty active (even though my eating was way out of whack!). <BR> <BR> Since I've basically not been tracking anything, I decided to switch over to the Simply Filling plan with WW. I like the "food list" (it kind of reminds me of the South Beach options, but with fruit!) and ... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 10:41:57 EST Off Course http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709748 My last blog (almost a month ago!) had me "staying the course". I'm sorry to admit, that I'm "off course" now. I went into some detail about my "stress" of the past couple of months in my last blog. But hey, there's always something to stress about and mindless snacking does NOT help! <BR> <BR> And a little TMI, but peri-menopause is also "kicking my butt"! I am hungry all the time and really craving the sweets/carbs! It's also not helping that I get up during the night with night sw... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 12:34:49 EST Trying to stay the course . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689686 I've been "off the grid" for the past couple of weeks. I've logged on a few times, but really haven't kept anything up. I've also been avoiding the Weight Watchers website and tracking! DH is a little peeved about this since we are paying for the "monthly pass"! <BR> <BR> I'm really just trying to "stay the course" and actually pretty glad I haven't gained everything back I lost this year. I'm still about 8+ lbs. away from being "back at goal", but have managed to maintain the 6 lbs. I'... Wed, 7 May 2014 10:42:32 EST Not surprised http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669024 that I gained a pound at Weight Watchers last night. I missed last week's weigh in while on Spring Break and my eating was out of control. On a positive note, I was very active, which probably accounts for only a pound gain (I even earned my little activity charm from Weight Watchers last night). <BR> <BR> DH, DD#1, DD#3 and friend and I (DD#2 was on a trip with a friend) left for Florida last Wednesday morning and drove straight to DH's niece's house to visit with her and her 14 month old... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:59:33 EST Third Year of Maintenance?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660812 I rarely go online over the weekend, just a quick look at e-mails to make sure I'm not missing anything for my girls' schedules. I was surprised with all the Spark messages congratulating me on my 3rd Year of Maintenance - thank you by the way! <BR> <BR> Once I again I feel a little like a "fraud". I am currently 9 lbs. over goal (hopefully not more after this past weekend - but that's a blog for another time!) and was 14 lbs. over goal in mid-January. <BR> <BR> My first year of maintenan... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 11:47:25 EST Gained a little, but still http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657733 I had my weigh in at Weight Watchers last night. I was expecting a gain - and I had one. It was just a little .4, so I'm ok. I had another weekend of a "crap fest" and not tracking. Again, I'm not sure what it is about the weekends except that I'm off schedule, tired and busy. <BR> <BR> Even though I'm not back to running, I am getting plenty of activity. I spent last Thursday prepping the yard for cutting grass (raking, etc.) I was going to go to the park on Friday, but DD#2 and frie... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:30:29 EST On Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652283 I had my weigh in last night at Weight Watchers and I lost 1.8 lbs.! My goal is to be back at my goal weight by Mother's Day which is about 8 weeks away. I have 8 more lbs. to loose, so I'm on track! <BR> <BR> The topic of the meeting last night was "Mix it Up" or how to "spark" your workout. I had joined the Live Life Active challenge (to earn a charm), so I'm still pretty motivated to exercise and get my charm! <BR> <BR> Our leader is very motivating. She lost 215 lbs. on Weight Watch... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:09:04 EST Strange Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649968 With my newly found motivation, I continued with my Weight Watcher activity plan on Thursday. I did about 20 mins. of a "body sculpting" workout that is part of my 6 week plan. I don't enjoy strength training, floor exercises, etc. and I didn't really like this either. It was surprisingly hard (since there really weren't many reps) and I also added in a few other exercises with weights. I have to do this again tomorrow, but I'm thinking about doing my Coach Nicole body sculpting DVD (which... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:02:52 EST Scale and Non-Scale Victories! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646942 I decided to "stick with it" and went to my Weight Watchers meeting last night. I'm glad I went because I got some much needed motivation! I lost 2 lbs.! So since I started back to Weight Watchers on 1/8, I've lost 5 lbs. I'm not going to dwell on the fact that it's taken me 9 weeks to loose 5 lbs. I'm going to celebrate the 5 lbs.! <BR> <BR> WW is very good at recognition and celebrating and my leader is great. I really like her, she's got that "sarcastic wit" and she's enthusiastic, b... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 12:03:53 EST Decided to stick with it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646256 I blogged yesterday about how I'm not "feeling it" and have been eating a lot of crap. I missed my Weight Watcher weigh in last week and have been afraid to get on the scale. After a good day yesterday of tracking and getting in a 40 min. brisk walk with puppy and pushing my great-nephew in his stroller, I decided to get on the scale this morning. Much to my surprise, it showed me down over 2 lbs.! <BR> <BR> As I mentioned before, I have been eating a lot of crap, but I have been exercisi... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 14:12:19 EST Not feeling it . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645263 I'm having trouble getting in gear and staying motivated! I rejoined Weight Watchers almost 9 weeks ago in an attempt to loose the 12 lbs. I gained last October - January. I wasn't able to go last week, but at my last weigh in on 2/26, I only lost 3 lbs. in 7 weeks. <BR> <BR> I've been eating so much crap and not tracking lately and I haven't been on the scale in over a week! Last night was another "crap fest" and I really didn't want to get on the scale this morning (so I didn't). I on... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:43:34 EST Stressful evening with teenage daughters . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640315 led to a dinner of frozen yogurt! <BR> <BR> Let me preface this with the fact that I have 3 great daughters - 18, 15 & 13. They are mostly respectful, smart and wonderful girls (and healthy - Blessed!). They all 3 do well in school and we are very proud of them. Of course they have their moments, and last night was one of them! <BR> <BR> DD#2 had volleyball weight training after school so I picked her up at 5. I had to drive her friend home, so after dropping off friend, I started tal... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 10:25:19 EST What is it about the weekends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638565 that cause me to "loose control" with eating and not track?! I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that our Weight Watchers topic was how to "manage the weekends". There were several good suggestions (none of which I used) and the leader even gave an example of how a person that takes 7 steps instead of 5 will get to their "destination" quicker - meaning if you track 7 days a week instead of 5, you will loose weight quicker! <BR> <BR> At least I was very active over the weekend! DD#1 had to p... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 12:32:14 EST Finally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636139 I had a pretty good weigh in on Wednesday. I lost 2 lbs.! So in 6 weeks, I've lost a whopping 3 lbs.! However, that's much better than the trend I was on prior to that --- gaining weight! I am 9 lbs. away from my goal! <BR> <BR> If I'm completely honest with myself, I haven't been as "diligent" as I was 3 years ago on Weight Watchers when I reached my goal weight. I was so determined to finally loose all of the "baby weight", etc. (my youngest was 10 at the time) and make good health ... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 13:37:12 EST February Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633369 so far are not going too well <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> DH and I were going over the calendar last night and I couldn't believe that Saturday is already March! So that means Spring is just around the corner! We've already experienced some spring-like weather this past weekend here in North Georgia (75 degrees!). So that means I really only have about 2-3 weeks before I need to start bringing out the spring clothes. Right now most of my pants will probably be a little tight - so I need to... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:14:05 EST Disappointed with weekly weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629174 I recorded a "gain" at Weight Watchers last night of .4. Now I know that's not much, but I was disappointed because it was my first recorded gain at WW while in "weight loss" mode. I lost 46 lbs. about 3 years ago and became a Lifetime member. During the 6 months it took me to loose the weight, I never recorded a gain. I did have a few times where I stayed the same, but never a gain! <BR> <BR> Of course I've gained while in "maintenance" (currently still holding on to a 12 lb. gain), bu... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 12:03:37 EST Finally back to routine! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627216 Between holidays and inclement weather, my girls have only been to school 1 complete week out of 6 since winter break (1/7). They are back in school today so we are back to routine (somewhat!). <BR> <BR> The weekend was great! DH and I were going to go on a "date" on Valentines Day (dinner & a movie), but we decided everything would be too crowded. He took DD#2 & #3 to the park to run when he got off work @ 2:30 and they stopped by Subway (nothing says I Love You like a yummy sub filled w... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:55:31 EST Finally back at work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623904 Like a lot of the country, North Georgia had a major snowstorm Tuesday night through Wednesday afternoon. Our county got about 5-7 inches of snow and a lot of the area south of Atlanta got ice! <BR> <BR> Originally the "first wave" of the storm was predicted to come in Monday night/early Tuesday. After the debacle of the storm a couple of weeks ago, none of the "agencies" were taking any chances - they cancelled all after school activities on Monday and school on Tuesday. We had about 2... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:29:10 EST Great weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620220 As I mentioned, DD#3 wants to try out for track next week (Middle School). My niece came by and picked up DD#2 and her entourage for a concert in Atlanta and left great-nephew (GN) with me. My sister (Granny) came by so we headed to the park when DD#3 got home. <BR> <BR> We stopped by the playground first for GN to play a little. DD#3 and I "warmed up" on the "loop trail" by the playground and then we all walked down to the outside track. DD#3 and I ran the straights and walked the curve... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 09:56:24 EST I have a new project . . . ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617681 at least for a week! DD#3 said the other day that she wanted to try out for track. She's in 7th Grade and you can only try out for sports in the 7th & 8th grade here, not 6th. <BR> <BR> She mentioned last Spring that she wanted to do track in the 7th grade and we tried "training". Needless to say, that didn't go well! She's a lot like DD#1 - not competitive and doesn't like anyone telling her what to do. We actually "trained" for a couple of weeks for the 5K at our church. I believe ... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 09:42:15 EST Weekly Weigh In & February Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616935 I had my weekly weigh in last night and I lost 1.8 lbs. My total weight loss after 4 weeks back at WW is 2.6 lbs. No exactly stellar, but it's better than gaining! <BR> <BR> I'm a little disappointed in my progress so far since I wanted to be back at goal by the end of March. It's certainly been slower than my weekly losses 3 years ago. I met my goal on 3/30/2011 and became a Lifetimer at WW in May of 2011 (I know all of this because I found my weight trackers!). <BR> <BR> I looked ... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 13:13:48 EST Weight Loss Shows?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615830 Attn: Biggest Loser Spoiler Alert* <BR> <BR> DD#2 had her final basketball game last night. Her team (JV) won the region and region tournament (20-1) so she had a good year. She was a little disappointed with how much playing time she got and she only started a couple of games. But she did get to play quite a bit and there is a phenomenal group of Freshman players this year (DD#2 is a Sophomore). They have 5 Freshman girls on the Varsity roster, 2 that start and 1 other that gets a lot o... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 11:14:57 EST Super Bowl or super indulge?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613951 My kids were still out of school on Friday for the 3rd "snow day" or "inclement weather day". Even though the temperature eventually got up to the high 40's on Friday, the morning started out way below freezing and all the side roads were still bad. Most of the school systems were still "playing it safe" after the disaster that some experienced last Tuesday. <BR> <BR> DD#2's basketball game was cancelled Friday, so she wanted to run and play some basketball at the rec. center when I got of... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 11:48:45 EST Missed Weekly Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611204 I didn't make it to Weight Watchers on Wednesday for my weigh in. As most of the nation knows by now, North Georgia and the Atlanta area was virtually shut down by our snowstorm. <BR> <BR> I live about 30 miles north of Atlanta and am one of the lucky ones that only lives 3 miles from my work. Our school system decided to initiate the 'early release" schedule early on Tuesday morning, so my girls knew they would be coming home early. My boss left early to pick up his daughters (they ref... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:29:18 EST Busy weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607076 with cake! <BR> <BR> My weekend started out busy. DD#2 had a basketball game on Friday. My niece came to the game with great-nephew (GN) and we were going to watch him while she helped my 2 sisters get the flowers ready for my cousin's wedding on Saturday (see previous blog - 62 year old cousin was getting married - her 2nd, groom's first!). My oldest sister is retired and my middle sister is a wedding planner, so they both did most of the planning/work for the wedding. <BR> <BR> As so... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 11:12:43 EST Lost 6 lbs. ,but don't recommend the method . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604297 without going into too much detail, it's the colonoscopy prep! On Wednesday I was on a clear liquid diet and knew I wasn't going to be able to go to my Weight Watchers meeting @ 5:30 because I had to start drinking the "stuff" @ 5. I had to drink 64 oz. of Gatorade & "stuff" in 2 hours (it was horrible!) Anyway, I stopped by the center after work to weigh and I gained .2 lb. I was a little surprised because I hadn't eaten anything in about 20 hours at that point. I figured it was water w... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:59:47 EST A Fasting Weigh In?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601046 I'm not going to be able to make it to my Weight Watchers meeting tomorrow. I have a colonoscopy scheduled for Thursday morning and have to start the "prep" on Wednesday. I'm really dreading this procedure. I had it scheduled right before Christmas (my 2013 goal was to get a complete physical and I waited until October and there were a lot of different tests!), but I rescheduled because I was so busy and didn't want to be "down" for 2 days. <BR> <BR> Anyway, without going into details (yu... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 09:32:34 EST Simple Start?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5595983 I had my weigh in yesterday at Weight Watchers. I started back last week after finding myself 14 lbs. over my Weight Watchers goal (I made Lifetime in 5/2011). I was a little disappointed because I only lost 1 lb. Now I know a loss is better than a gain, but I had weighed myself at home last week and again yesterday and my home scale showed a 3 lb. loss. Also, I usually loose about 3-5 lbs. the first week of "starting back". DS#1 lost 1 lb. and DS#2 lost 4.2 (she's the sister that "sort... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:31:21 EST Weekly Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587885 As I mentioned in my previous blog, I decided to go back to Weight Watchers and get back to my goal weight. I lost 46 lbs. and reached my goal weight back in March of 2011. I made Lifetime in May of 2011. Once you are Lifetime with Weight Watchers, you are "always" Lifetime, but if you go 2 lbs. +/- over your goal weight, you have to pay for a meeting (you have to at least weigh in monthly). I continued to weigh each month and go to the occasional meeting for about 6 months after achievi... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 09:55:37 EST Time to start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584117 2013 was a great year and I have too many blessings to count! I have a wonderful husband, 3 healthy & happy teenage daughters, comfortable home, good jobs, family, etc. I’m also a pretty healthy 53 year-old. <BR> <BR> I started 2013 about 10 lbs. over my Weight Watchers goal (I had made lifetime in May of 2011, so I was disappointed to not make 2 years, but I was determined to get back to goal). I got back to goal by the end of April and had a pretty good summer. I was (as usual) extre... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 10:16:24 EST How did this happen?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546122 I finally weighed myself. It's been 4 weeks since I've weighed and I knew it would be bad, but I wasn't expecting this. I've gained 5 lbs.! I'm almost back up to where I was back in January (after the holidays). <BR> <BR> I'm a little surprised with this number and I can come up with all kinds of excuses, but I know that I haven't been accountable for what I'm eating and my exercise has been sporadic. <BR> <BR> I now have to face the holidays 10 lbs. above my goal! I can't join the "gai... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 12:29:17 EST