DEBC2320's SparkPeople Blog DEBC2320's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 03/18/2013 This note will be short...had a 5 a.m. workout this morning and have another in the morning...busy day at work and then baseball with the grands! I am tired tonight and I still have to log my exercises BUT I might wait til after work tomorrow....I am too busy some days... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:40:12 EST 03/17/2013 Happy St. Paddy's Day Sparkers!! <BR> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <em>137</em> <BR> <BR> I lost this week and I am down 16 lbs!! The plateau I hit hopefully is gone! I am so excited!!! I can see the results, I can feel it in my clothes and I feel amazing! This has been a busy but fun weekend...I cleaned house all weekend and yes, my husband helped and we did enjoy it together. We started the day out with breakfast and it has been a... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 18:21:24 EST 03/15/2013 It was another busy day is favorite day of the week. Not because is is the last work has always been my favorite day... <BR> <BR> I am a bit sore from my workout with Jen yesterday and gave myself a break at the gym but will go back goal is 4 days a week and I am going to stick to that. After work I went to the whole food store and tomorrow I am making butternut squash soup for our dinner. I have to say since I changed my eating habits, I feel a ... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 21:37:35 EST 03/14/2013 Today was a busy day...I started with my workout with Jen, then work was insane...then I went to the whole food store and my veggies and I tried seaweed chips...very tasty. Very low calorie and a new organic snack for me...gonna head back tomorrow and get several packs to take to work as a snack... <BR> <BR> I stepped on the scale this morning and it looks like I am down but of course until I weigh in on Sunday, I don't count it. But I feel as if my hard work is paying off. I am hoping by th... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 21:43:55 EST 03/13/2013 I started today off with a workout with Jen...I did a series of dead lifts with 115lbs!! WooHoo!! It was a good workout. Work went well and I met an old co-worker for coffee. The thing I am most excited about is I am having to go down a size in my scrub pants! The ones I have been wearing are big and I am having to roll down the waist band to keep them up. This is a reward. Of course since I have a slew of scrub pants the same size and a few of the smaller, I will have to purchase more but wh... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:58:49 EST 3/12/2013 Had a great workout at the gym and am tired...but a good tired. I am going to take time to read tonight. Have some great Paleo books I want to start on. Busy day at work but that too was a good busy. <BR> <BR> My youngest stayed with us last night and I showed him the WIS interview and he put his arms around me and told me how proud he was of me for being faithful with my trainer (3 years) and losing weight. I can't tell you how much that meant to me... <BR> <BR> Well going to get ready f... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 18:41:53 EST 03/11/2013 Haven't written since the 6th...I feel bad. My life is busy. I thought the older I got, it would settle down some but...I am busier than I have ever been. I am still recording my food but haven't been to the gym since last Thursday! I will go tomorrow after work and then every morning for the rest of the week. Tuesday was my workshop...I had to work late Wednesday, Thursday, I volunteered for the Cancer of many Colors, Friday I worked late, Saturday spent the day at the baseball fields with m... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 21:49:55 EST 03/06/2013 Today was crazy busy...I started with work...went to the gym after work...stopped and the whole food my nails done and came home...tomorrow I have a 5 a.m. with until the Cancer of Many Colors event tomorrow night that I volunteered to work and then home...I feel a good tired...getting ready for bed since I have to get up at 3:30...I shopped for the first time at the whole food store and I am going back over the weekend to explore...eating healthy feel... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 20:30:11 EST 03/05/2013 had a great workout with Jen...had a busy workshop tonight..I am tired! It has been a long day....tired but feeling great! Tue, 5 Mar 2013 22:30:31 EST 03/04/2013 Well I overslept this morning so didn't make it to the gym...but will go the rest of the week. I feel pretty good today... I have alot to do this evening so this will be the way I am feeling and my clothes are fitting it!! Mon, 4 Mar 2013 18:26:16 EST 03/03/2013 I was gone all day yesterday...meeting an old friend for breakfast and lunch and then spending the evening with my husband. I didn't have a loss this week but I am okay with that. I have been losing steadily and knew it would slow but that doesn't mean I won't still try hard. My goal for March is going to the gym 4 days a week....I will go Monday-Thursday this week and maybe even make it an even 5 days...but that is my March goal. Sun, 3 Mar 2013 09:36:48 EST 03/01/2013 Since coming home from life has been crazy busy...I am down 14 lbs...have been exercising and has just been so busy...February is gone and it was a great month with wonderful memories! March is a new month and I am still moving toward my lb at a time! <BR> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 20:38:50 EST 02/26/2012 Yesterday was my birthday and I am feeling so great at 58! How is one supposed to feel at that age?? I don't feel 58 and I have never felt better. I was on vacation for 5 days and lost!! 14 lbs down! I had the best time with a very old friend whom I have known since I was 13...we shared memories...laughs and a few tears and it was worth it...Had the best time... <BR> <BR> Working out with Jen in the morning and back on my routine! I am ready!! Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:31:03 EST 02/20/2013 Well...tomorrow morning I am heading to Snow Shoe, W. Va with my BFF and a few girlfriends and can't wait! Meeting up with a very old friend from 40 years ago so it is going to be a great weekend...I will stay on track....I will log my food...and enjoy the weekend...I saw my interiew with WIS this morning and all I can say is ewwww....could I have looked any heavier?? But it was a good interview and I am proud of my progress....If I inspire 1 was worth it. <BR> <BR> Well...headin... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:12:02 EST 02/19/2013 Well, tomorrow is my last day of work for 5 days and I can't wait...the mountains here I come!! I am so ready to relax among the snow...and the fresh air...I am ready...and I can't wait. Packing the food I will eat and if we go out to eat...I will be good...I have worked too hard not to be! Early workout with and then at 4...I am off!! YEAH!! Tue, 19 Feb 2013 17:46:57 EST 02/18/2013 Had a busy day but a good one...I am still losing my voice but still don't feel bad...but boy was I hungry today but I didn't get off track as much as I wanted to...the nice thing about habit is I have gotten so used to recoding my food and following my food plan...and with the consistent weigh loss...I am afraid to go off track...I am feeling so good and very proud of my progress... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:22:52 EST 02/17/2013 I haven't posted in a few days...came home Thursday not feeling the best...not sick but just tired. Woke up Friday with half a voice, which was gone by Friday night..yesterday it was going and coming and today it is gruff. But, I don't feel bad. <BR> <BR> I weighed this morning and I am down 11 lbs!! WoooHoooo!! I made it to the gym 4 days last week, will go this afternoon and Mon-Wed...then heading out of town until the following Monday for my birthday...I am so excited at my weight loss.... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 08:53:58 EST 02/12/2013 I started my day with walking on the treadmill for 50 minutes and had I more time in the morning I would have stayed another 50 minutes. I promised myself I was going to go to the gym every morning during the week and take the weekend off or make it optional. <BR> <BR> I feel inspired...I feel good...and I feel I am on the right track and I am feeling the results...I have so much energy...I feel great...I don't get t hose afternoon slumps...and when I am is a good tired. I am eat... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 18:57:29 EST 02/11/2013 Going to keep this short...I had a great day...nice morning workout at the gym...busy at work...stamping tonight...a busy but amazing day! Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:11:34 EST 02/10/2013 WoooHooo!! I lost t his week and I am 1 1/2lbs from my 10 lb goal. I have alot more to lose but 10 lbs, 1 lb at a time, is my goal...I know I can do it and not bad for 6 weeks! I am excited....I know my hard work will pay off but it is nice to say I am doing it! <BR> <BR> Working in my craft room today and have to work some work stuff this evening...but it is a good day!! <BR> <BR> My challenge for the week is getting past Valentines Day...piece of cake! Well not literally...but piece of ... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 11:13:55 EST 02/09/2013 Well...I didn't realize I didn't blog yesterday....It has been a great week...I followed my meal plan...worked out several days...and I feel great! Found out my sister lost 52 olbs and I am so proud of her. We are on this journey together and are very supportive of each other. She has worked so hard and I am proud of her. My journey is slower but I am okay with that...I have come to learn over the years slow is good. It is nice to share the joy with someone though. Not everyone seems to be as... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 10:15:01 EST 2/7/2013 Well I have alot to do tonight so this will be was a good day...I started my day at the gym...kept to the meal plan...even treated myself to 2 squares of Dark Chocolate (90% cocoa of course). <BR> <BR> Thank God it's Friday....since I can't go to the gym tomorrow because I have to drive the Hubs to work since his truck is in the shop....I won't have my car until later. So, I may take tomorrow off and head in early on Saturday....I am goin gto try to make this week a "cleaning" we... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 19:26:34 EST 2/6/2013 Today was a good day...went to the gym this morning and kept busy with work all day...then had to pick the hubby up from work because his truck was put in the shop. He took me to dinner and I had the best cabbage salad with grilled shrimp...very good and very healthy... <BR> <BR> I have an early workout with Jen and then it is getting close to Friday...I can taste the weekend...and it's tasting good...nice and! <BR> <BR> I am feeling so good these days...I am finally starting ... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 21:15:14 EST 02/05/2013 Had a workshop tonight and I am tired...I worked out with Jen this morning but I think I hurt my should during my last workout so we took it easy but going to the gym in the morning to walk on the treadmill and the elliptical. Am tired so heading to bed. It's been a long day...Sweet Dreams SP Tue, 5 Feb 2013 22:40:45 EST 2/4/2013 Had my physical today and I am so disappointed that he is puttig me on blood pressure meds...I have tried so hard with diet and exercise to stay off of it but I think it is hereditary because my whole family had that issue...well I will keep at it with my weight loss and exercise and see if I can't eventually get off of it. But I am in good health otherwise... <BR> <BR> Today was a good day overall...I am feeling so positive about my weight loss journey and I hope this feeling never goes awa... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 20:49:01 EST 2/3/2013 Walked 5 miles on the Dam with Karen this morning and spent the afternoon working around the house and grovery shopping. For lunch I made a Spark recipe that is delicious and so easy! It has been a good day and my official weigh in is 7 lbs loss!! I love it!! 7 down and 43 more to go! Sun, 3 Feb 2013 17:45:33 EST 2/1/2013 Happy Groundhog Day and it looks like we have 6 more weeks of Karen and I walked the Dam and we only did 4 miles since I am getting over being sick...It is a good day...I am busy with stamping but I want to get it over with since my workshop is Tuesday... <BR> <BR> I am feeling great today and look forward to weigh in tomorrow.... Sat, 2 Feb 2013 16:30:34 EST Hello February! <em>311</em> Today is the 1st of February and okay...I am feeling crazy, bubbly and feel like screaming! I am down 6 lbs and am so excited I want to scream! My official weigh in date is Sunday but today...I am down 6 lbs! Month end went great at work, I am over the funk, at the end of the month for my birthday weekend I am going to spend the weekend with an old friend and I am so excited to see her!! This is a good way to bring in a new month. <BR> <BR> I met my friend Karen for dinner to... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 22:49:15 EST Goodbye January 2013 Well...January is almost behind us and I have to say, I am always sad to see the time pass but...there is so much to look forward to. Had a great workout with Jen this morning and I signed on for another year training and another year at the gym. This is the year that I am going to reach my goal...I know I will have my moments but I have tried to journal and I have logged my food in every day so I am on the right path. I weigh in every Sunday and it is so hard not getting on the scale every d... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:29:31 EST 01/30/2013 Well today, I am feeling like my old self...with the exception of a stuffy head...and a little bit of congestion but I feel great! Today was the WIS interview and altho I felt like a hippo working out in front of a trainer gave me so much encouragement, she is the best. They wanted to interview me regarding my weight loss journey....It has been a journey but honestly, I feel this is the first time I have the determination. I had it before but for some reason this feels different..... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:07:45 EST 01/27/2013 Well, I officially have the flu and yesterday...I was in bed all day and think I was awake 3 hours out of the entire day. I still feel horrible but not as bad as Friday night and yesterday. I have to let this ride out its course but it doesn't make it any easier. Every muscle in my body is aching and it hurts to exist. LOL! That laugh hurt but I am not going to let this get the best of me. I have the filming on Wednesday and this is not what I need right now so hopefully this won't mess thin... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 08:03:41 EST 01/24/2013 Had a good day today...My energy level is great but...I think I am getting a cold...but I feel good overall. It has been busy but I am proud that I take time to record my food and my exercise! Now I don't always get a chance to journal but I am okay with that. I am also proud I am STILL not eating my grains, oats, breads...etc and am amazed at how I don't get that afternoon slump. I am eating my vegetables, fruits and getting my protein and I feel great. Well I am not being discouraged by my ... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:12:30 EST 01/23/2013 Thia has been such a busy week for me! I have recorded my food all week but haven't had a chance to journal. Thinks are going well and I didn't lose this week but I am okay! I feel great and I am okay with my progress... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:45:58 EST 1/17/2013 I had my early morning workout with Jen and I have to say I feel great today!! <BR> I am feeling very motivated. I am making time for me, making time for tracking, exercising and writing in my make me feel good to be on track...I have to say when I am stressed, I am hard on myself and I shouldn't be! I wish I felt this good 20 years ago...but...better late than never! Thu, 17 Jan 2013 07:17:54 EST 01/16/2012 Today was a good day...I started my day working out with Jen and honestly, she is the best. She is so encouraging and makes working out alot of fun. They are coming to film us January 30th during my 5 a.m. workout so that is great because no one is at the gym at that time...after they film us working out, she will interview both of us. I am nervous because I am so not near my goal but they said they want people to know how hard it is to work out and how you have to be committed. I admitted th... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 17:29:26 EST 1/15/2013 The week is getting better and I have some exciting news to share! My trainer said a local television station is doing a piece on weight loss and working out with a trainer and how challenging weight loss and training can be and she asked me to do it! How exciting...not that I want all these people to see me sweat but if it encourages one person...that is rewarding... <BR> <BR> Today was a good day considering the past few days...but the week is getting better! <BR> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 17:52:44 EST 01/14/2013 I am a Stampin Up demonstrator and have been for the past 5 of my stamp club members died tonight and I am so sad...I lost my dog...then a friend..but I don't be discouraged...I am just sad Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:01:55 EST 01/13/2013 Today is the beginning of another week. I am not one who likes to cook but since starting back to SP, I find myself actually enjoying the different foods I eat and enjoying cooking. I promised myself I would start cooking more and also for my husband. He is not a healthy eater and my goal this year is to make him become a better eater. Next weekend is out 34th anniversary and when we reach our 35th, he will be down in weight himself without realizing what I have done! hah! I have a devious bu... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 09:05:10 EST 01/13/2013 Today was a hard day but I have been trying to stay busy. I miss Jake...he has been the best dog and I was blessed to have him be a part of my life for so long. I still have 2 more furry babies that I will cherish...I know they miss him as much as i do. <BR> <BR> My eating was on track today and I will weigh in tomorrow...I hope I do well...I have stayed on track with my exercise and eating with the exception of yesterday but I am going to do okay....Today was a better day.. Sun, 13 Jan 2013 00:23:41 EST 01/11/2013 Today we said good bye to our old and faithful friend and I am very sad but knows he won't be suffering. Last night, I ate chocolate...I try to stay away from chocolate because it is a red light food...I ate several small mini bars and felt guilty afterwards but I didn't care at the time. I guess I was grieving, knowing we would say goodbye today. I am back on track, not looking to yesterday. My heart hurts today but I am going to stay focused. Fri, 11 Jan 2013 09:51:30 EST 01/10/2013 I am sad today because we are having to put Jake down tomorrow. He has been our baby for the last 18 years and I am so sad....I don't feel like saying much tonight.. <img src=""> Thu, 10 Jan 2013 21:27:35 EST 01/09/2013 I am sad today because Friday we are putting our 18 year old Lab to sleep. Today...I wanted to eat but I didn't...I wanted to eat chocolate (one of my red light food) but I didn't...I have stuck to my meal plan....but...I am sad Wed, 9 Jan 2013 17:46:42 EST 01/08/2012 Happy Birthday to my first born...He is 32 today and sometimes I just can't believe he is 32. Where did the years go? I am ready for another workout with Jen...feeling good today...a little tired because I stayed up too late getting ready for my workshop which is tonight..... <BR> <BR> Once more my challenge to myself for the day is staying on track with my eating plan...I can do this and I will do this...Jen is helping me a lot and I am learning the food that are good for me and not so good... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 04:21:07 EST 01/07/2012 Had an early workout with Jen and really feel good today...we work out every week, twice a week and have for the past several years..she never gives up on me..even when I have given up on's gonna be a good day! <BR> <BR> Had a great workout with Jen this morning...getting ready to go to bed because 3:45 comes was a good day! Mon, 7 Jan 2013 07:22:32 EST 01/06/2013 3.9 pounds this week...WOOHOO!! I thought I lost but thought maybe a more than 2! I know I won't get this every week but I will take it! <BR> Heading out to meet my friend and partner in crime for a nice morning walk across the Dam and then a day of working around the house. I am feeling good this morning...3.9 lbs!! Love it....I am back! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Karen and I walked 5.50 miles today and my feet hurt but it feels great to know I did it! I feel so good w... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 07:44:28 EST 01/05/2013 I started today with a 4 mile walk with husband took me to breakfast...I picked up a shelf I have been waiting to get and now I am working on getting packed up for a workshop I have Tuesday. Karen and I will walk again tomorrow and then I will work around the house. <BR> <BR> I am feeling good....I made some decisions today to let some issues go in my life and it makes me sad but it was for the best...I love the way I am feeling and am excited to weigh in tomorrow. If I lose it w... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 17:25:07 EST 01/04/2013 I made a promise to myself that I would take one day at a time, one meal at a time. I won't eat anything that is not on my meal plan and today was the first day all week I did but I documented it and I am still under my daily calories! I feel good and my weigh in day is Sunday but I feel day at a time Fri, 4 Jan 2013 22:43:04 EST 01/03/2013 this has been a good week so far...I am on my 5th day of giving up grains and breads...I am feeling good...I am exercising more than I was...I hope I keep it up...I have some decisions to make that seems to be getting easier each day...I feel good about my choices...alot going through my mind but I need to focus on me once and for all...I need to let go once and for all... <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 3 Jan 2013 07:16:49 EST 01/01/2013 Well...Happy New Year everyone! Happy New Year to me! Every day is a new beginning but THIS is a new beginning...Another year behind us...with it all the times I tried but the beginning of a new year of success... <img src=""> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 10:02:27 EST 12/30/12 I am starting over...I have let myself lose track over the past 9 months and I am almost 20 lbs heavier and I have to stop. I don't like the way I feel and I want to feel good again...I want to look good by this time next year I would like to be down at least 40 lbs...I need help Lord...please help me to have the strength to do this... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 21:09:12 EST