DEBPRE16's SparkPeople Blog DEBPRE16's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Reaching my Goals These were my goals starting Feb.23 <BR> <BR> 1. I have an activity tracker and my goal is to reach 4000 steps 3 times a week right now. <BR> <BR> 2. Continue to read The Spark by finishing a chapter a week. <BR> <BR> 3. Use the food tracker twice a week. <BR> <BR> 4. Stay on the Turtle team and enter my weight each week. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> These are my results March 23 <BR> <BR> 1. This is the only goal I did not meet - one week I only walked 4000 steps 2 days instead of three days... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 13:30:04 EST Setting Goals I got the book The Spark and it says we should set goals. So here are my first goals. <BR> <BR> 1. I have an activity tracker and my goal is to reach 4000 steps 3 times a week right now. <BR> <BR> 2. Continue to read The Spark by finishing a chapter a week. <BR> <BR> 3. Use the food tracker twice a week. <BR> <BR> 4. Stay on the Turtle team and enter my weight each week. <BR> <BR> They seem small but I want to be able to do them. I will work on these goals for one month. <BR> <BR> <e... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 15:13:10 EST Janet1012 this is for you <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am this way about yarn. Sun, 14 Jul 2013 15:48:51 EST This is funny. Made me laugh. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 16:46:10 EST My foot, my foot, my foot. My foot hurts. I have plantar fasciitis in both of my feet and my right foot is usually the bad one. My right foot is fine now but my left one is hurting. I have done my stretches for it and iced it but it won't settle down. I can't do my walking and I never thought I would say this - I miss it and it's only been one day. So this morning I rode the stationary bike - man that was a workout. I need to ride the bike more often. I went 1.86 miles and rode for 15 minutes. I will have to see if I c... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 13:21:22 EST Having a great time I have been feeling so good lately. The exercise I have been getting really improves my mood. I even lost 0.3 lbs over Thanksgiving week. That surprised me and encouraged me. I love Christmas too. It makes me happy. I love the decorations - although I don't have my tree up yet - I love Christmas carols and have been listening to them on the radio. I love all the Christmas cookies too but this year I am really going to enjoy just a few. Not going to go hog wild on them. I know if I tell myself... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 14:40:30 EST Discouraged Today is my weigh in day and I gained 1.7 lbs this week. I had lots of rice ( made two boxes of rice pilaf ) with my chicken this week and I think that was the culprit. I didn't have any yummy desserts or anything special. I am so discouraged and down. I tell myself it is just one week. I have been losing well. I can get right back on track. I didn't miss exercise this week either so I guess it could have been worse. <BR> <BR> Just can't seem to shake this down feeling even with my self pep ... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 15:52:59 EST Guess What? Yesterday I went to the Doctor for a checkup - I told him I had lost 39 lbs and he said well lets check your A1C - it was 5.7 down from a 6.1 in July. Guess what he stopped my diabetic medication - metformin. In 3 months they will check my A1C again and see how I am doing. Such a nice reward for losing the weight. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 20:28:09 EST I love myself final day So today is day four of naming 3 things I love about myself. Join me in naming 3 things you love about yourself and if you want to accept the challenge then name 3 things you love about yourself for 4 days in a row. <BR> <BR> 10. I love that I am creative. <BR> <BR> 11. I love that I do not get caught up in my husbands thinking everything is going to pieces. I try to take each day as it comes and not worry about the country or whatever falling apart. I do worry but not about that. <BR> <BR... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 15:55:05 EST I love myself - part 3 Today is day three of naming 3 things I love about myself. Please join me and if you want to join the challenge name 3 things you love about yourself 4 days in a row. <BR> <BR> 7. I love that I have faith in God - I could always use more that is for sure but I love the faith I have. <BR> <BR> 8. I love that I am learning how to change my attitude on a bad day. <BR> <BR> 9. I love I am willing to try new things. <BR> <BR> To me this is a little harder each day but I am going to stick with ... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:22:59 EST I love myself - part 2 So today is day 2 of writing 3 things I love about myself. <BR> <BR> 4. I love myself for not giving up on myself as far as eating right and exercising go. I used to mess up and give up. This year I have kept going even after I mess up. I am proud of myself for this. <BR> <BR> 5. I love that I am a good wife to my husband. <BR> <BR> 6. I love that I am intelligent. <BR> <BR> So join me in naming 3 things you love about yourself and you could also take the challenge I took and write 3 thi... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 21:06:44 EST I love myself Please join me in listing three things you love about yourself, and if you feel up to the challenge...list three things everyday for 4 days! I think you'll be surprised at how awesome you really are! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. I love my sense of humor. <BR> 2. I love that I am caring. <BR> 3. I love that I am kind. Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:05:09 EST Junk Food Today at church we had a women's luncheon and had salads which were good. As a take home gift they gave each lady a bag of caramel popcorn. I decided that I would go ahead and have this treat and I just wanted more junk food after I finished. It's like it opened up this door of wanting. I did well - had a diet soda and watched a show and it passed. So glad I didn't give in to the craving. It surprised me how much it woke up the junk food junkie in me. Sun, 9 Sep 2012 22:29:18 EST My Answers to fifty questions August 22, 2012 <BR> 50 Things About Me <BR> <BR> 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> No. My name is Deborah Sue and my mom doesn't remember why they picked the name. <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? <BR> I don't remember probably a good thing <BR> <BR> 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? <BR> Sometimes, when it's nice . <BR> <BR> 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? <BR> Roast beef, Runner up is a salami <BR> <BR> 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? <BR> No, and it's the biggest regret of ... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:23:06 EST Things have changed When I went to bed every night I would think about food and what I wanted to eat. A lot of the time I would get up and go to McDonalds. I would have a quarter pounder with cheese, a large fry, a large coke, a six piece chicken nugget with honey and a oreo mcflurry. Talk about mega calories. Some nights I would have half a carton of goo goo clusters ice cream and half a bag of chips. Mexican fast food some nights and this was after 3 heavy meals during the day and snacks. <BR> <BR> Now I don'... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 16:48:20 EST Grocery Shopping <BR> <BR> A new supermarket opened near my house and it has an automatic water mister that keeps the produce fresh. Just before it turns on, you hear the sound of distant thunder and the smell of fresh rain. <BR> <BR> When you pass the milk cases, you hear cows mooing and you experience the scent of fresh hay. <BR> <BR> In the meat department, there's an aroma of charcoal grilled steaks with onions. <BR> <BR> When you approach the egg case, you hear hens cluck and cackle and the air is f... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 21:55:56 EST Ran my first marathon <img src=""> Sat, 21 Jul 2012 11:00:57 EST Woman's Church Retreat I went to a retreat this weekend at my churches camp called Pinecliff and ate way too much food. Hopefully the little bit of hiking we did will prevent me from gaining too much weight. It was such good food. I thought I would post some pictures I took. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We couldn't hike up to this cross the trail still has ice and snow on it. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 12:11:42 EST Cup Holder Tech Rep: "Yes, it is. How may I help you?" <BR> <BR> Caller: "The cup holder on my PC is broken and I am within my warranty period. How do I go about getting that fixed?" <BR> <BR> Tech Rep: "I'm sorry, but did you say a cup holder?" <BR> <BR> Caller: "Yes, it's attached to the front of my computer." <BR> <BR> Tech Rep: "Please excuse me if I seem a bit stumped, it's because I am. Did you receive this as part of a promotion, at a trade show? How did you get this cup holder? Does it have ... Mon, 30 Apr 2012 10:51:24 EST Flowers from my yard So I took a few pictures this morning. <BR> <BR> This is my bleeding heart bush. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Such a pansy. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have no idea what this bush is - it was here when I moved in but it's pretty. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> and my tulips <BR> <BR> <BR> <img sr... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:39:53 EST My dinner <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I ran out of calories for the day so I am having a bowl of strawberries, blueberries and a banana for dinner. <BR> <BR> Yummy <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Apr 2012 20:08:52 EST Did well today This morning I did seated cardio for 11 minutes with the video and then I walked 16 minutes and I did some strength training exercises. I haven't walked except for once in the last two weeks so this was a good morning. It made me feel good too and gave me some energy today. I don't know why I forget that it makes me feel good when I don't want to exercise. <BR> <BR> I ate well today also. I stayed within my calories. Could have eaten more fruit and veggies though. I have been tracking my foo... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 21:51:31 EST Robin Chicks A couple of years ago a robin built her nest on our patio. I was so excited because it was low enough to take pictures of the inside of the nest. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I love the color of the eggs - she laid one a day for a total of 4. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> They are so frail when they first hatch. Makes you rea... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 12:23:13 EST I just wanna eat I just want to eat. I am so use to eating all the time. I watch tv I eat - I want popcorn every time I sit in front of the tv - which is often. I am not hungry - I just want to eat. I eat dinner and am full but I want to eat more. I am so use to eating and eating all the time. I really miss ice cream - I use to sit with the carton of ice cream and eat a lot of it. I did buy some ice cream sandwiches last week and had one for dessert and counted the calories but I used to eat half the box of t... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 10:54:44 EST Bananas My New Best Friends So I have been eating 2 bananas a day because they fill me up. Well I had heard if you slice them and freeze them it gives them an almost ice cream texture. So I tried it last night and put some yogurt and grape nuts on it and it was a pretty good dessert. Wondering how to make other banana treats. Tue, 24 Jan 2012 12:02:29 EST