DAZELLYN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DAZELLYN DAZELLYN'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/ 7 Days of Spark Blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201364 Trying to light the fire under my arse. As always I know for sure where I want to go I just wish my confidence in how to get there was as certain. Actually, that's right either. I'm pretty clear on how to get there maybe it would be more accurate to say I wish my will to get there was as solid. Any way what can you do but keep trying? <BR> <BR> My sweety and I are going to try a "real food"challenge and today marked day 1 back to the gym. I little elliptical a light weight lifting and ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 23:06:33 EST Week 2 Summary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3443461 I'm calling it a good week though not without challenges. It's been frustrating with the baking spree around here lately, banana bread, choco chip cookies etc but if I am struggling with the food I am at least moving more. <BR> <BR> Monday turbo jams, tuesday was insanity (omg hard) wed/thur off, friday turbo jams, Saturdaybrisk walk with the hubby around the neighborhood and sunday walk around the park with Meriam. Good stuff there! I noticed the brisk walk was easier than it was last ... Sun, 18 Jul 2010 10:50:45 EST Sweet Scent of Torture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3427813 My daugther in law has been baking banana bread this morning. It smells like a delicous bakery and the scents are wafting directly over to my "office" I love that she's taking on a more active role in the kitchen and trying new things and at the end of the day it's up to me whether any of it crosses my lips butin the mean time it's the sweet sweet scent of torture! Tue, 13 Jul 2010 13:30:33 EST Week Ending 7/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3424934 I didn't move as often as I thought I would but I did move more than I have in months pasts. Turbo Jam 20 minute on Mon/Sat, Turbo Fire Tuesday & Sunday Walkies made up my week's physical activities. Make a concious effort to eat cleaner and cut down on crap, a couple bites of my hubby's ice cream instead of my own bowl and such. No noticeable changes for the week, scale or otherwise, but that's ok..it's one week among many and I'm confident next week will be better. On another note.. I am... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 18:54:00 EST Sunday Walkies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3420880 Up at the butt crack of dawn to have a walk around the park with a buddy of mine. It was nice; there wrere ducks geese and some other birds I didn't recognize. It wasn't a fast paced walk ..more like a stroll really but better than sitting on the ole butt at home I reckon. Sun, 11 Jul 2010 17:20:11 EST Turbo Fire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3408610 I had the opportunity to try Turbo Fire last evening, talk about a challenge! There were many moments of me having to tone it down quite a bit. I couldn't keep up with all the moves at all but I did give 110% and at the end of the day I feel like I got in a great work out. Not sure I would invest the $$$ to purchase at this time but I'd for sure act on the chance to enjoy it for free again. Wed, 7 Jul 2010 17:59:10 EST Saturday..Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3395237 Turbo Jams 20 minute done and out of the way..Chalene says exercise is a mood regulator and I'm going to be in a good mood all day. I don't know about that but I am ready to go back to sleep :O) Sat, 3 Jul 2010 11:01:31 EST Turbo Jammin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3391369 Dusted off the ole dvd tonight; gonna be sore on the morrow Thu, 1 Jul 2010 23:47:07 EST Wrapping Up Oct http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2512330 It's been a hopping month, most of all because our first grandchild arrived on 10/23/09. His name is Michael, he weighed 6lb 14ounces and is 19 inches long and I was very blessed to be in the delivery room and see him come forth into the world. <BR> <BR> I've also had some health concerns being that I've been experiencing menstrual bleeding for almost 4 months straight now. I saw the doc recently (the soonest they could squeeze me in) and they've done a biopsy and been to the radiologist fo... Tue, 27 Oct 2009 12:53:16 EST Happy Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2490837 So today is weigh in night after Zumba class, my home scale isn't too happy atm so I'm interested to see how the official weigh in looks but either way I'm pretty happy, some pants I was nearly grown out of are fitting fairly comfortable again WOOT! <BR> <BR> Glad to be half way through October and still marching toward a healthier me. I restarted in August with a local biggest loser challenge, I didn't lose anything the first month but I kept at it and ended up losing 10 in September, may... Mon, 19 Oct 2009 12:57:12 EST Sack of Potatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2487522 So..I was lugging around a 10lb bag of potatoes yesterday and thought gee this is kinda heavy; the 10lbs I've lost seemed a bit insignificant but the idea of lugging that 10 lb bag of potatoes around with me everywhere quickly made me revise that idea! Sun, 18 Oct 2009 08:20:42 EST What about? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2483997 I read something very inspiring this morning on MRNOTABOUTFACE's blog. <BR> <BR> "This journey that we are on is long and you need to have some points of interest along the way, but none are as important as simply staying on the journey." <BR> <BR> I found it particularly insightful because like many of us I've lost and gained and lost and gained and so on.. and like many of us I'm sure; I don't want to live like this any more. At some point, I get tired.. just tired of it all, of tracking,... Fri, 16 Oct 2009 13:21:48 EST Great weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2473222 Went for all you can eat sushi on Friday, oh so yum to the zumba party on Saturday and out for coffee with friends on Sunday, after walking and then another coffee with my sweety later in the day. All in all a good week, probably too much in the way of half and half, a little higher then I'd like on calories for the week but no guilt, really not even any regrets yet will see on the weigh in later hehe. Actually, I was just grateful that the stop at McDonalds yesterday (hubby was driving, I t... Mon, 12 Oct 2009 15:12:57 EST Zumba Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2467285 Tomorrow I'll be attending my first zumba party and fitness fair at the fitness center where I work out, pretty excited it sounds like it will be alot of fun with much zumba goodness to go around! So zumba tomorrow, a nice walk at the park with a friend on Sunday and looking forward to the Monday weigh in. Wish I had a calorie counter to track what I'm really burning every day! Maybe that will be my 20 lb goal reward Sat, 10 Oct 2009 01:08:32 EST Out Sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2448828 After a sleep filled strep throat week I'm about ready to get back on the exercise train not sure I am up for zumba just yet but a walk at the very least. Sat, 3 Oct 2009 11:11:30 EST Choosing my battles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2426557 I am running an dietary experiment this week testing a low wheat nutrition plan. I don't think I have gluten issues but I am interested in seeing what low wheat is like. To that end, I've tried some brown rice pasta (not horrible but different) some gluten free cookies (still small portions) they were also not horrible but they were kind of tasteless, I've kept snacking veggies on hand, as well as, corn chips & gluten free cheetos type snack. <BR> <BR> I'm still getting plenty of good car... Thu, 24 Sep 2009 17:48:42 EST Good times http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2414475 It's been a good week, I've worked out 5 days over the last week. 3 times with Zumba, 1 Leslie Sansone kick boxing, 1 Walk around the park with a friend. Not so great on the food side but not so bad either, all in all. Looking forward to another good week ahead. Zumba is a lot of fun, can't wait till my new shoes get here if it weren't for the sheer agony of the leg cramp on the left side I would be in love hehe Sun, 20 Sep 2009 14:30:48 EST Ugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2135326 Made it through 6 out of 7 days for excercise last week. Upping the length from 15 to 30 at least 3x this week adn shooting for at least 15 on the other days. Day 1 w/30 minutes is down. I shed the vacation water weight over the last week and went from 249 to 243.. here is to under 240 and making it through excercise without a charlie horse or other cramp. Tue, 9 Jun 2009 00:21:24 EST One month down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1740618 First month back with it, things are going well. Been pretty busy with work and not getting as much exercise as I'd like but I'm trying to get at LEAST 3 days in if not more. Eating habits are going better. I started playing the grocery game and signed up for a low carb menu mailer thingy. So far so good; it's nice to have dinner all ready most days. Eating out is becoming less frequent and I'm trying to make so when we do eat out I only eat half of what's ordered. That doesn't always w... Mon, 26 Jan 2009 12:17:55 EST Backslide http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1629273 But back on the train again, +8lbs for the month of December.. alot of not good choices there, here is to a better year in 2009... starting today! Mon, 29 Dec 2008 10:55:30 EST Thankful it's over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1590009 The scale shows a 6lb gain for the last week. Thank you, that is all. <BR> <em>15</em> Mon, 1 Dec 2008 09:52:07 EST Over a week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1582812 It's been a bit since I posted and I wanted to get back to it. I ate out a lot last week not all choices were great but in most cases I brought home half the dish for a meal the next day and we shared desserts if we had them at all. Still it's hard to track those places so I pretty much didn't track food last week. I also didn't exercise much last week but I'm getting back to this week. Last night the dogs took us for a nice long walk, it was a good pace .. I wouldn't call it cardio but I ... Tue, 25 Nov 2008 13:48:33 EST The Melting Pot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1572771 Yummilicious. Celebrated here last night, it was a wonderful evening.. I wouldn't even begin to know how to track it. Fonduliciouness with a pitcher of Sangrias.. Alas, all I can do is confess my over indulgence here and be grateful the Melting Pot is a far and few between treat :o) Tue, 18 Nov 2008 20:51:47 EST MmmMmm Greek food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1563259 So we went to My Big Fat Greek Restaurant tonight. I'd been wanting some greek food for a long time so when the hubby heard we had a placed opened up here he called to see if I'd like to go. It was very tasty. Some good choices, some not so good. I oredered the soulvaka (sorry I know I'm mangling the spelling) and boxed half the entree up to go. Not so good.. I ate all the spicy hummus, I ate the equivalent of 3 pita breads..let's not talk about the Baklava with ice cream on top, though w... Wed, 12 Nov 2008 22:44:55 EST Pondering http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1559426 So here I am trying to think back over the last couple years and think about what brought me back to this weight. A couple years back I was doing really well and lost about 60lbs. I felt and looked so much better.. what happened? I wish I knew since I think it's important if I don't want it to happen again. I am so focused in other areas of my life, why do I let my health go? Part of it I know was just the tedium of it all, the tracking everything etc really just wore me down after a whi... Mon, 10 Nov 2008 21:28:03 EST Going steady http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1557935 Down two more this week which brings me to 221. While I remember that there will come a week, and very likely more then one week really, where the scale doesn't budge in the right direction I am hoping it's not soon because I'd like to break the 20's this month just 2 more to go. Mon, 10 Nov 2008 07:47:31 EST About last night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1554057 We went out to Marie Calendar's and some choices were better then others.. I ended up not even being sure how the heck to track it since they have no nutritionals but I gave it a go. I'm pretty sure it's off by 200 or 300 kcal to the wrong side of the road. Still it could have been worse .. I'm ok with it. What to do for fun this weekend? Fri, 7 Nov 2008 13:35:05 EST So glad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1551132 I didn't have bread in the house today! Bread is definitely my identified trigger food, I love bread.. not only do I love bread, it always seems like it's not complete without butter so bring on the butter.. slices later I'm left feeling so bad but today all I could think when I sat down to my yummy lean cuisine lunch (yes I actually enjoy these things) was oh look at that gravy, wouldn't some bread be divine? Alas, I've not purchased or baked bread for a while knowing it as a weakness and I... Wed, 5 Nov 2008 19:13:13 EST Going down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1547448 Down- 3 from last week, too bad a good deal of it was likely muscle loss from the flu and inactivity. Halloween was nice, we went out to a local event called Nightfall out at Old Tucson (a tourist attraction where they've made a lot of western films) There was kettle corn.. it was good but it was balanced by a lot of walking around so all in all fun and it was nice to avoid the halloween candy. <BR> <BR> Back to excercising this week... yay? 3 lbs to go for this month's goal. Mon, 3 Nov 2008 20:41:46 EST Frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1542377 I came down with the flu last week just as I was getting back on track with regular exercise again. Today's the first day I was able to get back to it.. irritated that I have to restart getting the habit formed again. *grumbles Fri, 31 Oct 2008 17:41:31 EST Going well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=997746 I don't want to jinx myself but things are going fairly well, I still tend to not do so well on the weekends but I try a lot harder :) Getting up and going to the gym at 530 in the morning 5 days a week is not much fun but there are some benefits to it and I often find if I don't do it in the morning I usually just won't do it at all.. so ungodly hour of the AM it is. The first month of the year had some good progress, I'm looking forward to what the second month brings. I will be travel... Sat, 9 Feb 2008 15:41:57 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=890498 Just for today I will make better choices <BR> Just for today I will excercise, at least a little bit <BR> Just for today I will drink at least 8 glasses of water <BR> <BR> Even I can do anything for just one day.. Thu, 3 Jan 2008 20:50:42 EST Kick start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=774255 Things have been a little crazy this last month and I've been away from the spark but I've come back to reality, a little heavier but ready to start anew, again before it gets worse. <BR> <BR> So breakkie today: <BR> 1 Egg <BR> 3 Egg Whites <BR> 1/4 Chopped Onion <BR> 1 Chopped Green Chile Pepper <BR> <BR> 1 Homemade Biscuit made with half whole wheat Fri, 5 Oct 2007 13:00:38 EST Working hard all week but http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=738932 Come the weekend ..I lose it. I feel like I'm busting my rear all week just to maintain because come the weekend every piece of junk food I can find gets stuffed in my face. Mon, 10 Sep 2007 11:57:15 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=735895 We got our first CSA harvest today. In it were some pinto beans, wheatberries, tomatillos, a medium watermelon, some cucumbers, some okra, roasted green chiles oh and cherry tomatoes I have been looking forward to it since we signed up late last month and was very excited with our goodies. I already tried my hand at a salsa verde but I am sad to report it did not work out too well, I over cumined it and it's a tad bitter but there is always next time. <BR> <BR> The hubby went to pick up... Fri, 7 Sep 2007 22:11:04 EST 09/06 Entry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=734583 Today's calorie intake totalled out at 1423, a little higher then usual but I finished off that leftover porkchop since I was eating alone and there was just one left, the chop with shake n bake kills me with about 600 cal in one shot. I got in a total of 40 mins exercise with a morning and evening session. I don't know if I will make it for four days of double sessions but I'll try and squeeze them in. <BR> <BR> I stopped by trader joes on the way home and grabbed some stuff for a healthy... Thu, 6 Sep 2007 23:37:21 EST September goals - Help? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=730633 I'd really like to see the backside of the 190s this month. I have goal set for 188. To help achieve this goal I plan to add an additional excercise segment into my evenings at least 4 nights a week. I am usually really unmotivated to work out in the evenings but that's the plan ( I do work out in the mornings already) <BR> <BR> *I already consume 8-10 glasses of water on a daily basis. <BR> *In general I consume between 1200-1500 calories a day. Some days it's around 1800 some days it'... Tue, 4 Sep 2007 15:11:38 EST Off the wagon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=730158 Fell off in a big way over the weekend. Back with it now but so so sooooooooooo not looking forward to weigh in. Tue, 4 Sep 2007 10:43:11 EST Cravings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=725845 So there I was last night, reading my book (A Stroke of Midnight) minding my own business when it hit me! The Craving! I don't acutally understand why either, I'd had a wonderful filling dinner, I'd excercised and got a good work out in, then had a relaxing shower and picked up my book, but it was like I could not get my mind off the sweet craving I was having, what is up with that?! I was thinking I'll just have one of those chocolates in there, no I'll have some yogurt and granola.. I ac... Fri, 31 Aug 2007 15:50:37 EST Bleh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=724422 As expected this week was a gain, hopefully next week will be better. One of my peers at work brought in cake today, it was sugar free but there is still flour, oil and cream cheese to account for. I am not sure what the kcal count was. I will enter it into the recipe thingy and see if I can get an estimate. Thu, 30 Aug 2007 14:34:59 EST Feeling bloaty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=722858 That time of the month is coming soon and I can feel the bloat building, rings are feeling snug as are my jeans. I'd be surprised if the scale showed a loss for this week, but I am not going to stress it if there is a gain. I'd have like to have met my goal for this week but I am hopeful that next week will be better either way :) Wed, 29 Aug 2007 13:59:50 EST WOoOOoOt! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=714535 I am not exactly sure how but the scale showed 3 less today(for the last week). It was a very nice if unexpected surprise after last weekend, additionally so because it put me beyond my first short goal of 195. I have set a new short term and long term goal and I look forward to working toward them both. Can you show me how to get ..how to get to 180ville.. teehee. Have good day folks :) Thu, 23 Aug 2007 16:54:47 EST Wednesday, wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=713007 Half way through the work week here and cruising right along. Even though the scale may inch in the wrong direction I am looking forward to tomorrow's weigh in. Whatever the scale may show I can say that my jeans are a little looser if nothing else ..not a lot looser but a little bit and I'll take it! I've started doing the adding some additional cardio into the evenings, I'm not sure how consistent I will remain with it but so far it's not been too horrible and I am still waking up with G... Wed, 22 Aug 2007 17:08:18 EST Choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=709651 I would think that being so close to this first goal that I would be super focused to stay on my path but it's just not so.. I made some pretty poor choices eating wise over the weekend. I made a lot of home made bread over the weekend ..about 6 loaves all told and gave one loaf away. I am sure in that time I probably consumed the equivalent of 1 whole loaf on my own and we mustn't forget the butter! (no not all at once - there was no binging involved or anything) Was it worth it? In the big... Mon, 20 Aug 2007 16:19:01 EST Almost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=703654 Well I am lagging a little behind my scheduled losses but with a 2lb loss for this week I am stoked to keep pushing. I am 1lb away from my current short term goal and I look forward to moving the goal ticker a little further down the way. I am listening to James Blunt's new release track called 1973, it's very 70s sounding ..I love this man's music! Can't wait to weigh in next week Thu, 16 Aug 2007 08:54:28 EST Feeling Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=700940 It's been a good week so far and I am looking forward to weigh in this week. That Gilad is giving me a tough workout each morning courtesy of fit tv ( I hate the commercial breaks) <BR> <BR> Even if there are no positive changes this week I will try to take heart in the fact that I am staying on track and doing what I am supposed to be doing to maintain and achieve good health. Tue, 14 Aug 2007 15:02:30 EST Vroooooooooom! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=693915 Finally busted the 200 mark (again)! Ironically enough I weighed in today at exactly the same weight I did on January 5th 2007 so I've certainly not managed to get very far this year but I am proud of myself for not giving up. In February I actually got allllll the way to 191 which was the low point for the year but all in all it's been this big 10lb yo yo. Time will tell if I have actually let the lessons sink in. <BR> <BR> On a bad note my DVD player has broken.. and so I confiscated th... Thu, 9 Aug 2007 16:58:11 EST No loss No Gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=685893 I have not made much progress lately, kinda hanging around with 201 like it is my new best friend but all in all that's not so bad. My eating has been less then stellar but I have kept up with daily exercising and proper water in take at least. <BR> <BR> I've started trying out new workouts on the FitTV cable network. I don't like how they break in the middle of the workout but other then that it's been good to do something different. I still love my walk away the pounds and the TurboJa... Sat, 4 Aug 2007 12:58:56 EST Another week down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=671494 Coming up on another weigh in, it's been a mostly good week with a few detours into some not so goodness, hello dark chocolate milky way..Yesterday a pretty nasty binge hit, I am still not quite certain why. I wasn't depressed, upset, angry..maybe bored? Whatever it was I felt like nothing I ate was quite satisfying and I just kept eating. Glad that does not happen too often! I am thinking tomorrow will be a gain but I am fairly confident most if not all will drop off the week after. (I h... Wed, 25 Jul 2007 22:49:45 EST Ruh Roh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=660304 Not so great eating this week and heading into pms territory. I think I am looking at a 2-3lb gain for the week but tomorrow morn will tell. I am grateful I have kept up with working out, I have been good about getting enough water. I've tried to have at least 2 servings of veggies and 2 servings of fruit every day. All is not lost. The hubby made chili tonight (lean turkey chili) yum-o. Wed, 18 Jul 2007 22:50:43 EST