COUNTRYMOM31's SparkPeople Blog COUNTRYMOM31's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Back for my 8000000th start I put In goal of losing 12 lbs In 6 weeks. The calorie reccomendation seems low to me and the protein very high. How do I verify these? I thought spark automatically calculates this based on what you want to lose but I still think these are wrong Fri, 4 Mar 2016 20:17:53 EST 9 count em 9 I drank 9 glasses of water today. It's the little things !!! Thu, 12 Mar 2015 21:59:04 EST start where you are Some basic but good advice I read yesterday. Instead of looking back to how long I've been on SP and not really prigteprogressed,I'll just start where I am now ! Tue, 10 Mar 2015 22:39:04 EST How to make the change From eating when I"m stressed to exercising instead? Some people love to exercise for stress - I'd love to be one. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 10:30:44 EST Hanging on I'm still here - barely - but its okay; When things get stressful at home or work I eat. and I did that yesterday. Nothing horrible, but not the best either. But unlike other times, I just started today as a fresh day. I will get there. Slowly but surely. Thu, 6 Feb 2014 14:33:51 EST Good dinner Made this last night; easy, good and healthy <BR><BR>r/light-lean-lots-of-flavor-chopped-as<BR>ian-chicken-salad/ <BR> <BR> I think I'm more frustrated than unmotivated. I find it hard to track my food and as you see, I usually make through 1/2 the day and stop. Its almost impossible to use sparkpeople on my iphone with the browser and apparently the app doesn't work well on Iphone 4. Maybe I"m just making excuses, but it is frustrating! <BR> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 12:23:49 EST unmotivated self esteem is low today. motivation is low Sun, 26 Jan 2014 11:01:51 EST Do you use the iPhone app Do you use the iPhone app? I am having a lot <BR> Of trouble using the web version on my phone <BR> So I was going to buy the app. But I have a 4s and have read that <BR> People have trouble with it on their iphone 4. I would love some feedback. <BR> Thanks Sat, 18 Jan 2014 12:39:02 EST Staying awake I literally nod off multiple times a day at work. It can't be a coincidence that it hasn't happened this week. I have not gotten any more sleep, and I don't get enough, but I have <BR> -eaten better <BR> -tracked my food <BR> -gotten on sparkpeople <BR> -had more water <BR> - gotten up from my desk and walk a bit when I feel sleepy Thu, 16 Jan 2014 23:04:56 EST Again My entries are just all the same. every few months (or longer) i get motivated again. Part of me says that I'll just never keep with it, but the other part of me won't give up.. so I"m back again! Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:00:45 EST Furlough - fat or fit? Ive been furloughed by our wonderful government for the past two weeks. The whole thing is nuts, but I've been trying to make the best of the situation. I've been cooking and baking a lot. Too much. I mean we are eating a lot more home cooked meals which is great but the sweets, not so great. <BR> <BR> So today I took my first walk in quite some time. It was probably 30 minutes or so. I"m really glad I did! Sun, 13 Oct 2013 13:38:42 EST What would happen if.. I took care of my body? <BR> I ate better? <BR> I exercised? <BR> I slept? <BR> <BR> Imagine the person I could be <em>30</em> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 08:58:57 EST Too Complacent If you look at my goal of exercising at least 10 minutes a day, you will see a pattern. I walked today but it had been 3 days. That's the longest I've gone between exercising. Don't worry - I'm not obsesive about it - its ony 10-20 min of walking - but rather the opposite. I figured out something about myself today. I lost 4 lbs - which is GREAT! but since my clothes feel a little bit bigger, I slacked off. I want to lose at least another 15 lbs so I have to keep going. Now I see, prob... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 09:03:14 EST Nice nature walk Took at 22 min walk today before my sons baseball game. Gorgeous day Sat, 8 Jun 2013 14:24:05 EST Friday update Walked for 12 minutes at work today :) hope to do more tonight! Fri, 7 Jun 2013 14:48:55 EST Not a setback Didn't walk /exercise yesterday and ate poorly today. Yes it's 8 am and I've already had too many calories. But my mindset is much better than normal. It doesn't mean I'm fat and unmotivated or a loser , it just means tonight I exercise and eat better the rest of today. Fri, 7 Jun 2013 08:02:03 EST Proud of me Trying to relish the small accomplishments <BR> Walked every day for a week <BR> <BR> <BR> 10 min thurs w1d1 <BR> 22 min fri w1d2 <BR> 16 min sat w1d3 <BR> 15min sun w1d4 <BR> 15min mon w1d5 <BR> 15min tue w1d6 <BR> 24min wed w1d7 <BR> <BR> --------------- <BR> Wed, 5 Jun 2013 19:39:47 EST Moving along Have walked five days in a row so far :) Mon, 3 Jun 2013 19:21:51 EST Walking I decided I could walk ten minutes a day. It seems like nothing but i figure it has to beat doing actually nothing. So for the past 4 days I've waked 10,22,15 and 15 minutes Sun, 2 Jun 2013 16:37:44 EST Sick of everything Ever have a day when you are just disgusted by everything about yourself <BR> your looks <BR> your hair <BR> your weight <BR> your attitude <BR> your commitment to yourself <BR> your determination <BR> <BR> Welcome to today Tue, 30 Apr 2013 08:31:12 EST TGIF I'm very happy its Friday! trying to find a job closer to home because the commute is killing me. but, trying to stay positive. <BR> <BR> Had a few times in the past few days where I wanted to go for the junk food but didn't. I'm doing well since I"m accountable to you and me. I do notice though that I am more hungry. not because I'm eating less, but more because i'm so focused on food as I'm watching what I eat. Oh well............. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 09:19:37 EST Now its time Everyone in the family but me is on a health kick. I think its time to join LOL. I had crap for breakfast and decided thats it. I"m done with all this junk and putting all these chemicals into my body. It won't be easy, but I'm really going to try to change that. <BR> <BR> Its hard because I have such a sweet tooth. but I've got to do something! Wed, 20 Mar 2013 08:36:33 EST Halloween Wow, the year is almost over - seriously! so many changes in our life , some good, some not so good, but we've stuck together. Now, I just need to get on track with eating. I find that I don't eat a lot during the day - I've probably said that before- and then am really hungry when I get home so I grab junk - and then I'm not hungry for dinner. I KNOW I'm not getting the nutrition my body needs. Gotta change that. <BR> <BR> Happy Halloween! Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:07:17 EST im back to try again Tue, 3 Jan 2012 12:55:40 EST NMW No more whining- I'm back on the wagon AGAIN Thu, 21 Apr 2011 11:40:22 EST I must win the award For starting and stopping the MOST of anyone and not getting anywhere! I'm really disappointed in myself.. I feel fat , I look fat, I'm hungry - hey, I guess I"m whiney too :( Wed, 20 Apr 2011 21:33:33 EST back on the wagon I always write when I'm down or doing a crappy job - this is good becuase you guys are a great support system. But I decided to pat myself on the back today and post because I have been doing well for a couple of days :) Sun, 27 Feb 2011 21:08:07 EST food You guys asked what I've eaten the past two days - here you go. I have not exercised and I've had some water - not enough - <BR> ----------------------- <BR> <BR> What I"ve eaten today <BR> Kellogg's Special K Cereal, Chocolaty Delight, 0.75 cup 120 25 2 2 <BR> mineola tangelo, 2 serving <BR> Lean Gourmet Santa Fe Rice & Beans, 1 serving <BR> Breyer's YoCrunch Vanilla Yogurt with M&Ms, 1 serving 200 35 4 5 <BR> Special K Bar, chocolatey dipped raspberry bliss, 1 serving <BR> alm... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 17:13:27 EST day 2 and I"m starving I swear I"m eating more and am hungrier. and I'm having pizza for dinner which okay , sucks, but what's weird is that I looked - I bought a cheese pizza and a meat pizza and they have the same sat fat- maybe cuz its 5 cheese pizza LOL <BR> I could use some good snack ideas guys! Tue, 11 Jan 2011 16:27:45 EST 3 years wow, I've been here for 3 years and haven't made any progress. thats depressing and also telling - like right now I think, its going to take forever to lose the 25 lbs I want to.. but wow, if I had actually tried harder the last three years, I would have done it.. time passes whether we want it to or not. Mon, 10 Jan 2011 09:24:23 EST It sucks It sucks to be totally in control of something, still fail and then be miserable. I know what to do , I just don't do it.. and then I feel fat and crappy.. what's that all about? Okay, yeah, its about all the candy that I keep bringing into the house.. but its also about lifestyle. I have my good and bad breakfast days at work, lunch is almost always bad, and if we are home, I might make a good meal...... Sat, 23 Oct 2010 09:33:18 EST I think I'm wishing for the wrong thing I took a walk today with my kids on the beach. It was great and I am beat. I keep wishing I was in better shape.. maybe I should be wishing that I had the motivation to be in better shape. It comes naturally to so many it seems.. sigh... Wed, 4 Aug 2010 15:36:53 EST thank you Thanks for all the comments and support I got! You all are great. It reminds me that I"m not alone and I shouldn't give up! Fri, 11 Jun 2010 21:08:53 EST 2 months - I'm ashamed I haven't put anything up here in two months.. its no wonder I feel like I can just roll out of here. I have done way way too much emotional eating and nothing good.. why is it some people exercise when they are stressed but I eat? OMG.. Its not that Im beating myself up too much, its just that I feel so physically uncomfortable! Thu, 10 Jun 2010 09:01:18 EST backsliding gained weight.. no surprise, and I guess its good that I can say I ate like crap and dind't drink enough water. It would be at lot worse to gain and be doing all the right things. <BR> <BR> I was pretty bummed this morning, but then I changed my attitude and went to the store and bought healthy stuff! Sun, 11 Apr 2010 13:36:47 EST another pound up Yes I admit it, I ate choclate cadbury eggs last night.. but I feel bloated - not just from that.. I know my wanter intake has been bad.. where is my motivation? I'm really bummed Fri, 26 Mar 2010 11:30:13 EST Gain???!! I gained a pound.. I have barely been eating.. which I haven't been meaning to do, its just worked out that way. .So I guess I better eat more of the right stuff, drink more water and get some walks in...........sigh Wed, 24 Mar 2010 09:50:35 EST Weird feeling I feel weird.. part of me is psyched.. I've lost almost 6 lbs.. okay, so you may not think its a lot, but I'[m excited! <BR> but then I get afraid.. afraid I'll mess it up, or afraid to feel good because what happens when I stop losing .. I still have another 20 to go. <BR> <BR> i'm also getting so tired of thinking about everything I eat.. i don't know.. see even when its good I find something to worry about Sun, 21 Mar 2010 15:36:39 EST Knee pain I really must have hurt my knee the other day when I ran on the grass. It killed me today when I ran for a minute and then walked and then ran again. Guess I better figure out some stretching Tue, 16 Mar 2010 21:51:31 EST just so frustrated I'm just so frustrated I want to cry. I've been trying this couch to 5K thing.. this is like the 8th time Ive done the days of week 1.. I cannot even get past the 1minute run part.. I was hoping that my stamina would get better. Its just disheartening.. my knee hurts too. Sat, 13 Mar 2010 19:15:29 EST Rainy Saturday Good day to stay home and catch up;; probably won't happen :) Right now I'm listening to the rain hitting the trash can as our roof is leaking.. sigh. I feel fat today - I hate that I feel different every day. Sometimes I also hate having to consider everything that goes in my mouth. Other times, I'm psyched and ready to do really well. I guess its normal. Sat, 13 Mar 2010 09:20:24 EST any thai food experts out there? I tried to pick something healthy - its called Yum woon sen <BR> and here is what is in it <BR> Ground chicken, shrimp, bean thread noodle, onion, <BR> cilantro and peanut mixed with spicy lime juice <BR> <BR> any idea? Fri, 12 Mar 2010 23:19:40 EST the day of food so went to burger king for dinner. This time I got a tendergrill chicken sandwhich. I took most of the mayo off and it was really good. The sodium, of course, was high. but I know that we do eat out a lot and try as I might, it won't change. So I'm trying to make the best choices I can with what is there. Thu, 11 Mar 2010 20:18:20 EST minimized damage a bit I drank 3/4 of the coffe, so I threw the rest out and then changed my nutrition to .75 serving. <BR> <BR> Another thing that shocked me was yesterday I had 'healthy request' soup - the sodium was outrageous! <BR> Its so hard to find food that is good , good for you, and low in all the right areas. <BR> I even made a yummy salad for today - unfortunately, its in the fridge at home! Thu, 11 Mar 2010 11:57:45 EST starbucks disaster I knew going to starbucks today that I was gambling - but I decided to go there anyway. <BR> Im not going to feel bad or guilty since I knew I was taking a chance going in. Sounds silly when I say I was gambling, but the gamble was that I had no idea the nutritional info , esp. for the scone. So, this trip will be only very very rare. Used to be a couple times a week. Seemed innocent enough to get skim coffee and a scone. <BR> bottom line, 900 calories just for breakfast today. YIKES Thu, 11 Mar 2010 09:38:31 EST went from happy to blah NOt sure why.. I was so excited about losing weight.. and I still am. but I seemed to be hungry all day - I munched, but at least most things were good. I did my c25k tonight but I just feel blah.. Wed, 10 Mar 2010 20:06:17 EST Lost 2 lbs Yeah, I'm so excited... the scale went down today !! Wed, 10 Mar 2010 12:16:41 EST Oh my aching feet it was gorgeous outside today. Usually I have sneakers at my desk , primarily because if I go to certain parts of my company i need to wear closed shoes, but also to take that occasional walk. Today I was wearing mules with a couple inch heels. It was over 60F and I had to walk with my friends. We coldnt' have walked for more than 15 or 20 min tops. My feet were hurting after that; <BR> the girls had soccer and I was going to do my w2d1 but I walked, in my sneakers, instead. My feet just h... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 21:50:34 EST Sunny and beautiful Good morning! I'm the only one awake - I can't describe how nice that is. I have 3 teens (well 1 is almost a teen) and I can't remember the last time I was alone , at all, at home. I love love love, my family, but its so nice to be just me! <BR> <BR> Today isn't going to be too busy, compared to usual. Just basketball and baseball. I want to go to Kohls and shop. <BR> <BR> Proud of how I've been doing this week; need to find a strength training workout and eat better. <BR> <BR> At least... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 08:35:34 EST W1D4 Not sure if there is w1 d4 but I did it again today.. I was really proud of myself. I took the kids everywhere today but I brought some workout stuff and walked outside. It was an adventure.. mud, gravel, snow.. but it was great to be outside. <BR> <BR> I'm haivng trouble with my eating - I do really well all day, but I think I don't eat often enough.. then I nibble and eat too much in the evening. Gotta work on that. Sat, 6 Mar 2010 20:20:27 EST