DEBI160NOW's SparkPeople Blog DEBI160NOW's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community November Chestnut I go blank...not sure what to write. I am more of a listener than a talker. Getting this extra weight off and getting into shape is important to me. I get a lot from this site, it has helped me learn how to take care of myself. <BR> <BR> Tell tomorrow, good night and never give up. Wed, 9 Nov 2016 21:01:05 EST Daily Read Never Quit Pledge <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am. <BR... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 20:35:54 EST Bad team member!!! I am so sorry for not keeping up with my team commitments. I work full-time, have only a 30 min. lunch, lots of after work "stuff" to do. I love Sparks and all the wonderful friends and tools. So thanks for listening. <BR> <BR> <em>422</em> Tue, 6 Oct 2015 19:30:34 EST June Bloggin 6/2: I had a great two days of spring cleaning. Not all windows are done yet but the tough ones are and it is back to work tomorrow. Tue, 2 Jun 2015 19:31:45 EST Focus.... I think way to much about food and for my health this has to change. I have a high white cell count (not crazy high) and going in tomorrow for a bone marrow and bone extraction. The waiting 2-3 weeks will be hard on all of us. I have gained about 6 pounds from the stress eating since being told I need the test. I have been through cancer before and surgery took care of it. Please Heavenly Father not again. Mon, 13 Apr 2015 07:18:57 EST Tulips Week 3 So far this week has been one with a lot of fatigue. The weather warming up has brought it on. I am looking forward and not staying down over it. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:50:58 EST Tapping Tulips Week 2 Starting off this week in a good way. I have suffered with ab pain from over eating cookies and pizza. The pain is slowing going away. <BR> <BR> 5 things I look forward to in the coming in of spring: <BR> 1. Outside walks <BR> 2. Windows and doors open. <BR> 3 Hearing birds and kids. <BR> 4. Easter <BR> 5. Mothers Day. <BR> <BR> Outside walks and maybe this year bike rides with be additions. <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 21:06:45 EST Tuesday, March 3, 2015 Co-workers and me had a good day. I work in a nursing home in activities and love it most days. <BR> <BR> Eating went well today!!!! Tue, 3 Mar 2015 20:26:00 EST March challenge week one... This months focus is to be less lazy and more disciplined, after work is really hard for me. I have all the tools and thank all of you for being there too. Mon, 2 Mar 2015 15:59:18 EST week 3... Off to a good week. How do I paste this to the chat room? <BR> <BR> <BR> Cardio... I use the treadmill most days, elliptical and bike once in a while. I walk at a brisk pace and backwards for five minutes at the end of the workout. I am always thinking and feeling better after each workout. <BR> <BR> Least favorite: not sure <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Mon, 16 Feb 2015 20:42:24 EST Tuesday, Feb. 10, 2015 Love getting points for blogging. Well this has been a good day at work. My job is very physical (activity aide) and I love it. I will have a great nights sleep. To make it even better, I would like to work a few less hours per week, but can't right now (not old enough). <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:37:48 EST New week & not giving up... Taking it a day at a time and just for today I will...stay focused and keep in touch. Sun, 11 Jan 2015 09:03:21 EST Thanksgiving... Is there anything you are planning on doing differently this year to try to mitigate any weight gain from Thanksgiving? <BR> <BR> Keep in mind my dear sister-in-laws wedding and buying a new outfit for it. MOTIVATION!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:43:57 EST Day went... well. I know cards and wrapping needs to be bought. <BR> <BR> Now to learn how to add a link. <BR> <BR> OMgosh I did it right. Mon, 17 Nov 2014 22:36:28 EST Next two days off... so I can get my Christmas stuff out of storage and see what I have to buy. Loving this kind of day!!! <BR> <BR> I did not over eat yesterday and feel very good about that. <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 07:09:38 EST I failed Last night & tonight I failed. I ate candy compulsively and feel so sick. How do I become rigid with control? Thu, 13 Nov 2014 21:40:59 EST Left some teams... I am not good at posting to the Firecracker team so I have exited for now. Keep up the good work folks. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Tue, 7 Oct 2014 18:58:42 EST Clothes after weight loss. Keep one top, pair of pants and donate the rest. I will be making room for new smaller ones. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:42:51 EST Eaters remorse... Why?? I ate to much candy and junk after work last night. I have been in this bad habit more days than not and it is why morning exercise is not happening. I feel so bad at bedtime and then "hung over" in the morning. There is a void I am trying to fill, and sweets is what I am turning to. My food tracking at night is not happening and that would help a great deal to keep me in reality. <BR> <BR> The "void" I have is from the fatigue, frustration, and sadness in my life. The first thi... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 06:47:19 EST Ladies, How in the world do you stay focused with working full-time responsibilities, home responsibilities, and having enough time left in the day??? <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> Thu, 16 Jan 2014 08:15:18 EST MIA because... the computer I was using was tired after a short time of being on. Today is my birthday and my family blessed me with a new great one. Back to Sparking!!!! Wed, 18 Dec 2013 23:36:45 EST It has been awhile... How have I been spending my time: <BR> <BR> September 10-19 DH and me were in Colorado visiting our oldest daughter. Loved every minute. <BR> <BR> Came home to a broke I have my husbands old one till we can get me a new one. <BR> <BR> October 4th. I had a hernia repaired. So I am home recovering. <BR> <BR> I am going to spend some quality time catching up on things around here. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Mon, 7 Oct 2013 07:33:05 EST Why do I... give up control at night at times. At the end of some nights, I feel like a binge drinker. The nights I stay in control are wonderful. What is wrong that I am unwilling to stay with that and lose this weight? <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 05:39:24 EST Back from... Idaho for my brothers' celebration of life. I reconnected with family, meet new family, and know my brother was loved and he is at peace now. Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:00:11 EST After today... I won't be back here till the 23rd. My mom and me are flying out early tomorrow a.m. for Idaho. I feel so sad for my sister-in-law, she just lost a niece yesterday too. Her husband (my brother) now a niece. <BR> <BR> I will miss you all. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 05:54:02 EST I have been in the dumps since October 4th. when I got the call (from my mom) that my brother had a heart attack. He was taken off life support yesterday and passed to be face to face with our loving heavenly Father & Savior. He lived in Idaho and I will be going out there Tuesday. We both have MS so I have to jump through some hoops before going that far from home. His MS was the worst kind and mine has been very mild. His family has been his care providers through all the 31 years he had been sick. Many prayers... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 06:26:11 EST Joined the "Determined Daisies in Fall" Team :) The team looks great and I am excited to get started Oct. 6th. Sat, 29 Sep 2012 07:49:33 EST Fall 5% Weight Loss Challenge: Trigger foods & situations Food are salty, sweet, cold <BR> <BR> Situations are: <BR> Watching T.V. alone <BR> Bored <BR> Lonely <BR> Soothing myself <BR> <BR> Of course the total regret that follows. Sun, 23 Sep 2012 17:32:01 EST Fall 5% Challenge Reasons Why do I want to loss in this challenge: <BR> <BR> To be healthy, ready if a knee, hip, or anything else brings me to surgery. I would love to go clothes shopping out of the plus size and have my family proud of me. My oldest daughter lost over 100 lbs. and we are so relieved she is healthy. <BR> <BR> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 17:29:08 EST 5% Challenge Day All the challenge posting will done this weekend. I am planning on a fresh start and success. I am learning some things about myself, with out a plan I don't do so well. So having it in writing, will allow me to look at it and stay in touch with what my goals are and why. <BR> <BR> <BR> DESIRE+ PASSION+ GOALS+ COMMITMENT+POSITIVE ATTITUDE=RESULTS <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <BR> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 07:12:21 EST Didn't... reach my goal loss for this week. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> This week, I will write out what I will be eating for the whole week. The calories will be in range too. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 07:31:19 EST Starting a new month!!! August will be great :) Well this is a big month. First off I have been married to a great guy for 30 yrs. today (the 1st). We haven't come to far in these 30 yrs. so all we can do is eat at home tonight (maybe go out this weekend). No big celebration. <BR> <BR> My goals for this month is to be down a few more pounds, sleep 7 hrs. each night, track and plan well. Wed, 1 Aug 2012 06:54:27 EST May 1 & starting a new chapter My oldest daughter has moved to Colorado to live with the love of her life (married first would of been my wish, still in my prayers). So that means, my baby is home and getting all my daily mommy goodness and her dad's goodness too. I have a wonderful job to go back to tomorrow after two days off. God has been good to me & my family. Thank you. <BR> <BR> I have more time to focus on my health & fitness now too. Great workout this morning "Slim Sculpt" w/Ellen Barrett. Tue, 1 May 2012 12:43:33 EST Happy Easter!!! May this blessed day be a happy one for all of you. Remember it's not about the bunny. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> It's about the Rose. Sun, 8 Apr 2012 09:09:56 EST Happy Saturday!! Today is a day for cleaning up the house, making my menu for the week, workout plans, & enjoying having two days off from work outside the home. I am a Fly Lady fan. I read today about getting enough done through the week so Saturday can be for fun. I work every other weekend so either that week will be Friday or Monday for fun. Sat, 7 Apr 2012 06:46:12 EST So ashamed I go MIA when not doing well. Why is it after getting home from work some nights I stuff myself??? I get completely out of control and end up feeling sick by bedtime. I have everything needed for success so why do I do this to myself??? Fri, 6 Apr 2012 05:52:38 EST Calories from yesterday... I had way to many. So today's goal will be to keep track on the spot. Mon, 2 Apr 2012 07:53:34 EST Good bye March and hello April. <BR> <BR> My goal for April is to be on Sparks at work (from phone @ lunch time), end of the day to log in everything & keep in touch. Sat, 31 Mar 2012 05:58:26 EST Thursday, March 29 Computer is back <em>30</em> and I am so glad Katie could fix it. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 05:43:45 EST Sunday, March 25 I am without my computer for a bit longer. Today is a fresh a start. I am going to keep a hand written journal and write out my food take on paper. Plan, Plan & more planning and going by what I plan. <BR> <BR> Sun, 25 Mar 2012 06:23:18 EST March 21- My computer is down, the power source needs replaced. So I have to use my husbands and that means not much time on it. My will be fix at the end of the month. I miss it!!! Wed, 21 Mar 2012 05:50:23 EST Monday, and starting with a weight gain. I am such a compulsive eater. So this weeks goal is to have a plan & be accountable. My down fall is when I get home and don't workout. Today is going well so far. My workout was the treadmill, ab roller, and stretches. Mon, 19 Mar 2012 07:30:44 EST Monday, March 5, 2012 Today is my day off and will be getting a wisdom tooth out in the afternoon. So afterwards lots of sleep I hope. <BR> <BR> I have been weighing 193 and today 191. Happy dance goin on!! Before working out there is a bible lesson to study, dishes to do, and some vacuuming. But I have all day before my tooth appt. Love days like this. Mon, 5 Mar 2012 08:51:25 EST Starting of a new month :) Things to do better this month: <BR> <BR> Bedtime early enough to get 7 hrs. of sleep. <BR> Exercise every morning. <BR> Track daily food intake <BR> Stay in touch with Spark friends <BR> Celebrate each day <BR> <BR> more to come :) <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Tue, 31 Jan 2012 21:26:11 EST Next two days... I get to be a full time homemaker. I have yet to master working full time & keeping my house as clean as I'd like. My hubby is helping more this time & I am very grateful for that. Our two grown daughters could help more of course. <BR> <BR> I have plans to get the Christmas stuff put away, track all food, & totally enjoy this time off before working the weekend. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 08:47:39 EST Writing... I once again am writing out a daily plan for my work & church days. The big down fall is getting on the computer while drinking that first cup of coffee. So it will not be turned on till I am eating breakfast. My daily plan is written. It looks so doable on paper, if only.... <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great day!! Mon, 16 Jan 2012 07:36:42 EST Starting off the New Year kinda slow I really thought my enthusiasm would be stronger. It is not and all I really want to do is take a day off from work & clean my house. I am taking two days off at the end of the month but that is not helping me now. Whining time is over and time to get ready for work. <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 Jan 2012 06:22:52 EST