DEVSANGEL1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DEVSANGEL1 DEVSANGEL1'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/ Subway sandwiches...not always what they seem... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5557770 Went to subway thinking I was doing myself a favor...boy was I surprised after the fact that I ate a whopping 1000 calories, and 37 grams of fat!!! That was for a 12 inch honey oat chipotle sandwich.... <BR> <BR> Well, sad to say, I have learned my lesson!! Just because it's chicken, doesn't mean the other stuff is good for you!! That's what I get for five bucks right?! <BR> <BR> Next time, I will not let my hunger get in the way, and the sale get in my pocket book!! Thu, 5 Dec 2013 16:57:20 EST Sparkalicious.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555224 Today I find myself feeling sparkalicious!! How do you like my new word? It means I feel sparking delicious!! <BR> <BR> I am psyched! <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Thanksgiving was a win for me!! <em>209</em> <BR> I was able to stay on track all through the Thanksgiving holiday!! <BR> <BR> Here's a word of wisdom, when all else fails, and nothing else can be done, look up, the party has just begun!! <BR> <BR> Here's to a new week, a new beginning!! Life is what we make of it, ... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 16:21:37 EST Hump day happiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534765 I made it through hump day pretty well. I stuck to my plan, and felt I went to bed a winner. <BR> <BR> I looked for the camel, but never did see him!! LOL!! <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a terrific Thursday!! <em>292</em> Thu, 7 Nov 2013 10:22:50 EST Feeling psyched... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533964 Have you ever felt like today is the day? I will accomplish everything I set my mind to? I will get through the day without dying because I didn't have that cookie, that I won't die if I don't go to McDonald's, or somewhere else that is fast food? <BR> <BR> Well, that my friends is my day today. I feel like I can get through the day without going out and getting my fast food, and that I will be ok with that. With that being said...I was a gal that likes me some fast food. There is a M... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 13:31:33 EST Picking myself up again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532184 In July, I was feeling sorry for myself. So, what did I do? I fell off. I quit logging, I quit caring, and that was frightening. I don't know what I was thinking. Through all of this I now realize something. I am only hurting myself. I CAN do this. i WILL MAKE IT. I know it is harder because I am older, and so overweight. I will just have to make my goals smaller, and more achievable. Is there anyone out there that will help me along? <BR> <BR> I don't have any "real" friends, s... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 17:53:32 EST Feeling sorry for myself.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430776 Today, I am the same size I was six weeks ago. Not one pound lost. So, I have my dr run my blood work to see if it is my thyroid, and all the numbers are within range. I don't know what i am doing. I feel like such a failure right now. Not a pound, not an inch, and after trying to do the carb cycling....I am so disappointed in myself. I feel so very stupid... <BR> <BR> I have stopped eating out for breakfast everyday, I have started to drink at least 160 ounces of water a day. Fruits ... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 15:35:49 EST Friday Find http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404553 Today I find that I am so tired I can't even see straight! I am so glad that it is Friday....and I am so glad that I will be off work next week!! <BR> <BR> I have started my day right...with my protein shake. <BR> <BR> Have had 1 bottle of water so far(16.9 oz)....have four bottles waiting.... <BR> <BR> Remembered to bring my snacks. I ordered from gobites.com....they have some tastey treats!! <BR> <BR> Salad for lunch today..... <BR> <BR> Today is my low carb day, so here's to hope. ... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 11:35:37 EST Here I go again on my own... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403810 Going down the only road I've ever known....like a drifter I was born to walk alone.... <BR> <BR> Anyone know that song? Iguess that it reflects my age... <BR> <BR> I am so glad that everyday I have the chance for a do over. I started then stalled, started back then stalled again. Not knowing quite what to do with myself...so here I am again. <BR> <BR> I have had a pretty good two and a half weeks. I am trying to carb cycle following Chris Powell. I have to say, it is kinda hard for m... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 17:49:07 EST Mexican food.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5243006 So, today I went with my sister to one of my favorite mexican restaurant, and I was sooo proud of my self. I ordered the lunch fajita taco's...I asked the waitress if she had wheat tortilla's, she said that she thought that they did but wasn't for sure. I told her if they didn't have any that I would like corn tortillas. When they brought out my food...I was very thankful, they had the wheat tortilla's!! I think I did really good being out there in the "real world". I think I selected we... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 15:06:46 EST New Year new me!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207102 Isn't it easy to say I will start over again this year? Isn't it easy to think that we can overcome the world, with the stroke of midnight on January 1st? I have been working on being a better me for several years now. I haven't lost weight the way I have wanted to, but I am not giving up. I know that my life is an adventure, and that with some encouragement, that I will be able to obtain the goals I have set for myself. <BR> <BR> I too have new Year's goals. I do plan to lose 20 poun... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 17:15:50 EST Morning!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043925 The day after labor day....the last long weekend for a while....sure did enjoy it. We did good too. I served up some turkey burgers on whole wheat buns!! Family didn't even notice it wasn't beef!! We had a really nice day! <BR> <BR> My oldest son is back out on the road. Really do hate it for him. Tried to talk him in to going to teen challenge, or job corp. He just doesn't want to listen to me at all. Sure do wish he would get off the road. <BR> <BR> Tue, 4 Sep 2012 12:15:36 EST Houston....we have a problem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4979206 Never have I ever had such a bad week as I have this past week. It has been such a roller coaster week...I did something very stupid, that hurt my husband very badly. I hope we can recover. <BR> <BR> On the bright side...my prodigal son is returning today! I haven't seen him since Christmas....that is the good. <BR> <BR> The other good...even with as much stress that is in my life, I have not turned back to food for comfort. That is saying a lot. I just know that through my journey in ... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 12:15:30 EST Pop a top again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4965363 I am thankful to say, that I am no longer popping my top...don't have super tight shirts anymore, and that makes me feel better. I know I still have a long ways to go, but it is nice to have wiggle room again in my clothes. <BR> <BR> My co worker made me feel very good on Monday, she told me she was talking about me over the weekend, about how great I was doing with my weight loss...almost made me cry. It is nice when people start to notice the weight coming off...gives you that extra b... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 11:15:44 EST Fantastic Friday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4957967 I have taken my weight journey more serious...I have added the positive little quotes to my wall at work, so that I remember what I am doing while I sit at my desk. I am more than a conqueror!! Now I have positive things around me to remind me, and keep this old brain in check. I try to say positive things about myself throughout the day. <BR> <BR> I have gotten up for two mornings to do the sparkpeople bootcamp!! For it to be just a few minutes...I feel better throughout the day. I c... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 12:37:24 EST New me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4952225 July. We celebrate our nation's independence. I want to also exercise my independence. I have gotten enthused again watching Biggest Loser on ABC. Chris Powell rocks!! I was so motivated last week, that all I could keep saying to myself, was, "she lost a pound a day!!" It made me take into consideration the amount I have lost, and the amount that I have left. A pound a day. I know that working full time, and having a family to tend to, I can't exercise the time that she does, but....a... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 16:01:40 EST So, here I am...again!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4926600 Water, water, tea, water, water, water. You would think that by now I would realize that it should be: water, water, water....but, for some reason, it is easier not to drink, than it is to drink anything. I will get in all my water today, but then tomorrow, for some reason, I won't drink anything except a cup of coffee at breakfast time...I am trying to work on making sure that I get water in every day. My step daughter came to live with us, and when we have dinner every night she always d... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 16:19:25 EST Mixed blessings... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4917504 I am so thrilled at my weight loss!! It is something that if you watch what you put in your mouth, weight can come off...I still have a very long way to go, but I am so excited to have off what I do. <BR> <BR> Now, on Wens. night our house was hit by lightning. It scared the whoopee out of all of us. My two year old son cried for an hour. Needless to say, it fried something to our air conditioner. So, we didn't sleep well that night. Luckily, we have good neighbors that know a lot of... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 10:02:32 EST My son engulfs me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4914476 I just spoke with Chris. he is an hour away from Wyoming. I am thankful that he called me this morning to let me know. I never know where he is, or where he lays his head at night. He said last night he slept on someone's porch. He said it got down to about 32 degrees, so he didn't sleep much. He said he got about two hours of sleep. He said he was too tired to pitch his tent, and the person was supposed to let him crash on the couch, but...I don't know what happened. Chris is now in ... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 09:40:31 EST Friday again...my son continued http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4907456 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l425056217.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was able to speak to my son yesterday. I once again asked him to come back this way, and to discontinue his walk westward. I also asked for him to send me a picture of his face because I needed to look at him. This is his picture from yesterday. I do admit he looks somewhat happy, but to me, his mom, he looks so very tired. I can tell he is dirty, and is very tanned. I miss him so much, and haven't been abl... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 13:11:33 EST Wednesday warrior http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4904081 Today, I am a mom that is trying to accept the calling on her son's life. My son, my first born son, is out there in the wilderness. My heart aches for his safety. My Spirit cries out to God to keep him protected. He has been off the radar for about 12 hours now. His phone is off, and he is in the middle of Colorado, with mountains, drop offs, and terrain that he really has no business in. How much my heart hurts that I can not reach him. I didn't know that I could cry so much. I am t... Wed, 30 May 2012 10:23:21 EST The day after Memorial Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4903011 What a weekend it was. My son got from a little town called Levelland to Boulder, Co. He walked and hitched rides. At one point he wanted to come home, and I want him home, but my current spouse, well, he said that Chris could not come back to the house due to my son's previous behavior. Never. I have been devastated since I asked him. That was yesterday. Memorial Day...My son told me though, mom, I am ok. I know what I have to do. I am now faced with the choice of choosing my curren... Tue, 29 May 2012 15:23:45 EST My son... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4894694 I am having such a hard time right now. My oldest son, he is 19. He is high functioning Autistic, and was living with his dad and paternal grandmother about 9 hours away from me...trying to build some type of relationship with his dad because we had been away from his dad for about 10 years...anyways, my son has it in his head that he is wanting to walk "for a cause", from the panhandle of Texas, to Seattle Washington, pushing a Wal-Mart Cart with his belongings. He left his grandmother's ... Wed, 23 May 2012 14:00:01 EST Monday is starting again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4759875 Hello again. Today I start a new week. Hoping that this evening I can actually work out again for the first time in about three months. Got to get this gut going off of me again!! This morning has been pretty good, have been super busy. Our lobby was so full, that I couldn't even see where the customers would end....anywho... <BR> <BR> Had a wonderful message yesterday at church. They are teaching in Nehemiah, which boils down to team work. I think one of the reasons that I failed the... Mon, 27 Feb 2012 13:52:28 EST Hello...it's me, Angela http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4751364 I have been trying to get back in to my rhythm...but am having such a hard time. I know what to do, it is just doing it. I feel really tired and drained all the time. I know this week has to do with Aunt Flo visiting and with her bringing much aggravation....lol. <BR> <BR> I feel something good coming, I really do. <BR> Just that today I am totally bummed. My sister isn't speaking to me at all. She is eight months pregnant, and refuses to talk to me, or even text me. My heart is hu... Wed, 22 Feb 2012 12:28:27 EST Again, and again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4728741 Here I am again. Haven't been on in a few months, and feeling every pound of it. What a bad girl I have been. I had foot problems, that led to the dr giving me an injection of steroids, and it is finally, after two months, feeling somewhat normal. I have to get back in to my exercise routine. I haven't exercised in two months!! eggghhh!!! Shame on me. But, here I am again. Hoping to get my butt back in gear!! I signed up at work for a challenge, so hope I can live up to it!! <BR> ... Wed, 8 Feb 2012 11:00:47 EST One step forward, two back... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4583863 Was doing what I thought was pretty well. Getting my walk in at work on my morning break, and afternoon break, and sometimes even at lunch. I was eating ok, not quite where I needed to be, but not too bad. I was drinking water everyday, some days I would have my eight glasses, some days not, but was getting in almost every day, which was a big deal for me. Didn't see much changes on the scale, but, was feeling better. Then it happened. My foot started to hurt. Hurt every day. I thin... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 13:48:08 EST Made it through mad monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4573649 <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Work was busy. Got my walk in today. Walked this mornig for 25 minutes, and this afternoon for 20 minutes!! <BR> <BR> So glad, because the stress in my life right now, is off the chart!! My nineteen year old son wthdrew from college....attempted to walk to Michigan from Tx...needless to say, he is now back in Houston with my sister. Trying to see if he would be interested in job corp. He is a lot of prayer. <BR> <BR> My family is better today. Here's hopi... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 21:38:59 EST MY 41ST BIRTHDAY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4555843 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l351788765.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is me this morning. Here's to hoping to a beautiful day!! <BR> <BR> Co worker's decorated my office, made me a cake...brownies... <BR> <BR> what temptation!! Thu, 27 Oct 2011 12:09:01 EST Monday...before my 41st birthday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4551555 Three days away. I will be 41. Not 14. I remember when I used to count down the days, and think that my birthday would neeeeeeever get here, and now, so many have flown by. I still get excited for my birthday, but age has shown me that: <BR> you should never rush a birthday...the more you have, the less you will get in the future...I look forward to my birthday, and I hope that I have a better one than last year. Forty was such a hard number to take in. I stood in the mirror on my birth... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 21:20:26 EST Who knew? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4541480 Who knew that a new sports bra could be so exciting?! <BR> <BR> Not me. So, I am in the big W, and see this sports bra with the front zipper...I think, what a terriffic idea! I need one of those for my girls!! So, I take it home, and boy, do I love it!! The girls get to be super supported, and easy to take off!! No jumping up and down, and wiggling around like a loon trying to get a sweaty, elastic girl holder over your head!! Who'da thunk?! LOL <BR> <BR> I know that I am going to ha... Tue, 18 Oct 2011 11:12:38 EST Sunday done again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4527720 I made it through with very little incidents. I did fold and have a piece of halloween cake....Don't know why I made it, well yes I do. Made it for the boys. I had a slice...licked my fingers and all. Now I am feeling gross. Was hoping that I could say that I made it through the weekend without any slip ups, but not the case today. <BR> The rain fell almost all day, and it seemed to have a gloomy effect on me. Not to say that I didn't like the rain, but, got kinda blusey. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 00:13:21 EST Feeling better today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4522742 I hate it when I get sick. It really does bite. I felt awful yesterday, but am feeling better today. Probably should have stayed at home another day, but can't afford to miss too many days. <BR> <BR> That was one way to lose weight.....never is fun though. Thu, 6 Oct 2011 14:51:38 EST Hello tummy bug http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4521357 I got two blocks from being at work when it hit. BAM!! My tummy did a dance that didn't agree to the tune that was playing!! I have been in bed all day!! My stomach hurts, my head hurts so bad I could just cry!! I asked God to let me get down a few more pounds, and boy this is not the way that I meant it!! I haven't been able to eat much all day!! Lucky for me, my DH is making me some soup for dinner, and keeping the kids at bay...nothing like a sick mommy.... <BR> <BR> That's it for ... Wed, 5 Oct 2011 19:16:21 EST FridayFriday!! So good had to say it twice.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4512306 I am eating much better. I have a little book "CalorieKing Calorie Fat and Carbohydrate counter" that I use when I eat....keeps me in check!! <BR> <BR> The exercise is good. I have been exercising even when I don't feel good...which says a lot for me. I used to make every excuse to skip working out, but, have finally gotten to where exercise is now a "habit"?! Did I say "habit" out loud?! <BR> <BR> I have learned, I have more than I thought that I did, and it doesn't take quite as muc... Fri, 30 Sep 2011 14:49:20 EST Gosh...monday madness! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4505885 Made it through another monday. Had a pretty good day. Ate better, exercised, just wish that I would get that energy that everybody tells me they get after they start working out. I just stay so so tired. I also feel like I am getting a cold, but, hoping to get that worked out! Well, another monday down, on to tuesday. Here's hoping this week I see change in my weight!! NO loss last week. Here's hoping for a better week!! Mon, 26 Sep 2011 23:28:20 EST turning Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4495075 Today I am a whole lot better than I was yesterday. I am having a hard time accepting that my son is away at college. It is his first time away from home. Never have I ever had a heart ache like the ache that I have now that my son is no longer under my wing of protection. <BR> <BR> Men are better today. I think he had a bad day yesterday too. He doesn't share my feelings, as this is his step son, but.....anywhooo.... <BR> <BR> I realize that I am working on being a better me. Healt... Tue, 20 Sep 2011 14:44:46 EST Monday blues... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4493209 Why do men have to be so mean? Why do I have to be so fat? I am having such a bummer day. Men can sure say things that make your whole day go upside down.... <BR> <BR> <em>42</em> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 15:37:42 EST New week again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4491045 I sure do hope that I can do what my mind says to do with how I eat. I am working out great, just can't seem to choose correctly all the time. I feel like I can't get this weight off!! I got here, and the scales just won't get below that 30...please, I am ready for 29,28,27...etc!! <BR> <BR> I work out at least an hour a day. Don't eat after eight...just need to get my foods together. <BR> <BR> Here's to the beginning of a better week! <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> Sun, 18 Sep 2011 12:43:29 EST Wanting to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4486745 I am feeling groovy today. My energy is better than it has been. I guess I can contribute that to all the exerciseing I have been doing. I have done more this week than I have in quite some time. Hope that is a good sign. <BR> They say it takes 30 days to create a habit. Hope that I create good habits from being here. Only time will tell. Here's to being healthy!! Thu, 15 Sep 2011 15:16:51 EST Sunday blah's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4479767 Having a house full of sickies, it kinda brings you down...I am feeling sniffly too, but stil got up and worked out. Back to work again tomorrow. Here's hoping that Monday will bring about good things!! Sun, 11 Sep 2011 23:38:24 EST Saturday morning...up and at 'em!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4476977 How good I feel this morning. How strange is that, considering that I didn't sleep much, and am getting a cold. I can say that working out this past week was good. I feel modivated, and feel like this is the day. This is it!! My day to tun it all around!! I sure hope I feel this way at the end of the day, but right now, I feel super!! Sat, 10 Sep 2011 10:27:53 EST