DHALYIA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DHALYIA DHALYIA'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/ Sleep time diary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4747009 Good luck recently, I have been doing all the right stuff. Quiet, no tv, no stimulants, etc. <BR> <BR> Also, I have been sick, so sleeping 10 hours a night isn't unusual when I am sick. <BR> <BR> My run diary has me coughing uckies around 2-12...just now feel better. <BR> <BR> Going to start back to my run diary on 2-20...I have a test due tomorrow!!!! Arrrrgggghhhh. Mon, 20 Feb 2012 02:13:15 EST Sleepy time Diary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4651914 Forgot/avoided my valarian root capsules...and I was up until 5am. Well, There ya go. <BR> <BR> I guess I should take it around 11pm and see if I can get sleeping around 1am. Mon, 2 Jan 2012 17:35:53 EST Sleepy time diary!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4650243 Well, exercise and valarian root have got me going to bed on time. As long as I take the valarian root around midnight. It relaxes my muscles. <BR> <BR> In bed by 3am every night is still my goal. A couple of times I have been in bed around 1am, which is great!!! Mon, 2 Jan 2012 01:47:53 EST New Years....continuation of a theme. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4645153 Completed my new years resolution from last year...kept off the 30 lbs I lost! Yay! Maintaining was my biggest fear. <BR> <BR> I learned that I am really, really lazy if I want to be so. <BR> <BR> Finished all of my academic goals. <BR> <BR> I stopped reading like a fiend. <BR> <BR> Started adding veggies to every meal. Kept my portion control up. Ate pretty much what I wanted to eat and kept the weight off. <BR> <BR> Soooo, the new goals... <BR> <BR> *****Get under 25% body fat****... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:29:05 EST Sleepy time Diary!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4645147 I went to bed by 3pm..Yay me! Closer to my goal. I had taken two capsules of valarian root....an herbal muscle relaxer. Well, I turned off my 11am alarm. Didn't remember even doing it. <BR> <BR> I have to move my alarm further away.... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 15:22:58 EST Sleepy Diary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4638960 Well I noted that any caffeine after 5pm in the afternoon will and can keep me awake at 3am in the morning. <BR> <BR> I had a nap yesterday at 3pm till 5pm. Wonderful!!!! <BR> I went to bed at my usual time at 3am...tossed a bit till 4am, and didn't remember anything till 1pm in the afternoon. Perfect! Soooo, I am drinking my tea now at 3:30pm and I will have decaf after 5pm. <BR> <BR> Mon, 26 Dec 2011 15:40:14 EST Sleep diary...pretty boring stuff here. #1...trying for a good account every other day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4635799 Wish all this boring stuff could put me out. <BR> <BR> What time did you wake up today? 11:00 am <BR> <BR> What time are you lying down to go to sleep? 3:00 am....toss/turn till 6am. <BR> <BR> What, if any, was your bedtime routine? a roll in the hay and a shower. <BR> <BR> What were the last food(s) you consumed tonight? (Include type, amount, and time you ate.) <BR> 1:00am Roast chicken about 4 oz. Baked yam....4 oz, i think. Butter, yum. BBQ sauce on the chicken. <BR> <BR> Did you exe... Fri, 23 Dec 2011 02:24:17 EST Thinspiration! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4603778 http://soon2befit.tumblr.com/archive Tue, 29 Nov 2011 01:20:45 EST A t-shirt I want!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4471556 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l591115039.jpg"> <BR> <BR> http://tshirtgroove.com/zombies-hate-fas<BR>t-food-tee/ Wed, 7 Sep 2011 12:50:34 EST Another Nike Ad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4441025 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l147048857.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I love this. I don't aspire to be thin, just strong and capable. Mon, 22 Aug 2011 01:57:22 EST Hiking...really hiking. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4427410 I knew I was getting fit when I power hiked 6 miles with a 10 lb pack, no stopping. Yay! Pat, pat, pat on my back. <BR> <BR> We are talking about really doing a full day hike. 20 miles anyone? Mon, 15 Aug 2011 03:09:38 EST Harsh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4425648 I work with geriatrics and I get to listen to families, what they say while their parents are passing. They tell stories. <BR> <BR> No one is going to stand up at my funeral and say... <BR> <BR> "Thank goodness she never went outside, I am so glad she stayed fat! I am so glad she stayed inside where no one could see her. She never accomplished anything either. What a beautiful life she had, watching tv, eating whatever she wanted, and she never exercised either. How wonderful!" <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 05:00:51 EST My new go to...gotta have sweet treat. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4410086 I don't do it often. Maybe once a month, I want something sweet and delicious. This is the winner above all. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l307889114.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 60 cals for 1/2 cup of thank goodness. Sat, 6 Aug 2011 02:09:08 EST Just a heads up about Walmart... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4405087 Meat and Fish: <BR> <BR> I buy local, if I can't find local...I buy US farmed or caught. I will pay more, so be it. Anywho, I was in Wally world and was going to by some US caught Whiting (all called Pollock, Hake, etc.) <BR> <BR> I saw that it is USA wild caught, then it would be named Pollock or Hake. So I lifted the sticker, and it was from CHINA! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l513956477.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l916... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 16:22:31 EST Sexy breakfast (inspired) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4405059 I don't care if I get any lower than 190 lbs, I am not gonna beat my self silly over it. But I do get to eat beautiful sexy food that I didn't have before! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l436533389.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The tomatoes are organic, pulled from my garden just prior to nom nom. And so is the basil, yes I did chop it up, it looked so pretty whole like that. Wed, 3 Aug 2011 16:07:50 EST Dexter's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4369274 I have been work obsessed for a bit...here is the skinny on Dexter's. $800.00!!!! For 4 months!!!! That doesn't even include the zumba classes. Uhhh, no thanks. I am not blowing my savings...and the next couple paychecks. <BR> <BR> I went back to Planet Fitness in Cumberland and told the manager about my experience. Got a very nice sign up sheet and gave the man my credit card number. I am in! Been going here a couple days a week till I got sick with the icky Bronchitis. <BR> <BR> I like i... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 03:39:15 EST With despair riding my back... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4127994 I glanced down repeatedly at the not so obtrusive camouflaged gut dun-lapping over my belt. I haven't gained weight, but there it is. Horror, disgust...just plain *arrrgggghh* <BR> <BR> I went out to Planet Fitness, ready to sign up, lock in bag, workout clothes on...money in hand. Determined to get a workout in. The place in Cumberland was a bit ways away from home, but at $10 a month, easy to afford. Clean, happy people...got the tour...feel good. Ready to sign, and the guy tells me all... Tue, 29 Mar 2011 23:14:15 EST Getting serious again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4118701 Didn't lose any ground, but I haven't moved forward...just to think about the lost opportunity to lose weight, sigh. <BR> <BR> Went to my fav store Dave's Marketplace..."Big Dave's" they call it. <BR> <BR> Bananas <BR> Red Bell Pepper, sweet <BR> Baby red and gold Potatoes <BR> Celery <BR> Green onion <BR> Baby clams <BR> Salmon <BR> Scallops <BR> Uncured bacon (1/2 slice can make an egg sandwich heavenly!) <BR> Lemonade...guilty pleasure here. <BR> Chobani greek yogurt (Enjoying one right ... Fri, 25 Mar 2011 22:35:28 EST Weird episode... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4118266 Trying on jeans at Kohl's. No winners, but anywho...some chick popped open my dressing room door and just took a look. Seriously? Hello...back off. It wasn't a quick, whooops, wrong door thing. It was a one count two count...wth! stop looking at me. She shut the door. I am thinking, maybe she really liked my underwear? <BR> <BR> Huh. It was the sexy legs? Yep, sexy legs! Fri, 25 Mar 2011 18:22:32 EST Bally Total Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3953343 Signed up online for the 7 day tryout. Printed the coupon. Had my locker, my clothes, my running shoes...so excited! Only 1 miles from my house! Yay! Visions of me running happy on a treadmill, the cold unfortunates on the sidewalk outside slipping in slush. <BR> <BR> Got there, the smell of sweat, the sound of treadmills, and the ever present young kids at the counter. Anywho, the kid ignores me, so I am looking around...hmm, dingy. ok. The people look normal, so good there. The... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 16:29:19 EST My day off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3902491 I am planning a run tomorrow...says snow, but hey...that's why I got the cool Nike cold weather running gear huh. I am gonna strap on the orange safety gear, the 4 different layers...and go running thru the soft snow. Wish me luck. <BR> <BR> I'll be a good girl and post a pic later. Proof after the fact. Sat, 8 Jan 2011 02:54:11 EST Things I loved today...and a guilty pleasure. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3652674 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l252910689.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I love the smell of all my hard work...I was stretching after my run. Cool breeze, smell of pine, wood burning, mowers, someone cooking enchiladas or something with lots of cilantro, tomatoes, chilis, and beef. I love the smell of my clean sweat. I earned every drop. <BR> <BR> My guilty pleasure for today --- <BR> <BR> I am a grocery store snob. I will go out of my way to pay extra to shop somewhere nice. No... Sun, 19 Sep 2010 18:32:40 EST How many restarts are we allowed? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3641811 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l558498427.jpg"> <BR> I am restarting again...recommitting. lol, being committed? 5150 for sure. <BR> <BR> There ya go...the battle cry! 5150! (A 5150 is a 24 hour psych hold instituted by a Dr to protect a patient from themselves or protect others from the patient.) <BR> <BR> I half heartedly restarted earlier in the week...Monday? wow, that was so long ago... <BR> <BR> --Goals: <BR> <BR> One mile a day, five days a week...if i am r... Wed, 15 Sep 2010 19:17:14 EST Nike sensors... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3641707 I love gadgets...I am a go-go-gadget girl. Sensors that judge speed, touch screens in my kitchen that keep me updated on my tivoed shows, ultimate remotes that ask you what you want to do...little finger monitors that can sense your heart rate and your oxygenation. (my newest toy) <BR> <BR> Bliss is a seamless, un-glitchy life. (pretty sure it isn't a real word, yet) <BR> <BR> I was so lost when my Nike sensor went glitchy...then mad, steaming hopping mad...despondant, then resigned to ge... Wed, 15 Sep 2010 18:32:54 EST Nike can suck my big toe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3623061 Nike... Can you hear my scream of frustration? Do you know that I hate all things Nike because of a sensor that refuses to stay connected to my beloved iPod? The hour I just spent pounding the pavement for my Nike flavored cookie has been ruined. <BR> <BR> Hitting my favorite half mile check point I hit the button and expect to hear the happy voice tell me all is well. No! It says I have run .09 miles...What!!!? Further more, it shows me running a 29 minute mile pace...I am freaking runni... Thu, 9 Sep 2010 19:41:45 EST It is a horrible funk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3601705 Everything has just been awesome this week, but I am in a funk. Must be that I fell headlong off my happy diet, into my quick eating diet. BLT's, PBJ's, and Grilled cheese. Uggghhh, too much bread and fat.... <BR> <BR> Trying to fix the problem from here forward. Healthy oatmeal tomorrow morning, banana snack, salad for lunch, banana afternoon snack, and ??? for dinner. Maybe chicken... <BR> <BR> I am gonna flush my system tonight and hope for the best, I feel so bloated. Like I swall... Thu, 2 Sep 2010 20:25:45 EST Cutting out sugar, at least down to a minimum. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3591153 My sweety and I went to a family birthday party. Three birthdays at once. Enough food for an army, and sweets all over. The day after we are both wiped out, I at the regular food just fine, but overdid it on the dessert. I feel sluggish and unable to start my day. <BR> <BR> Sooo, cutting out sugar. I figure that was it...the difference in our diet. When we are home I rarely make dessert, usually we have grapes or no sugar fruit cobbler. I don't like heavily sugared foods...but recentl... Mon, 30 Aug 2010 23:46:41 EST Blood pressure oddity. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3580644 I normally have a good blood pressure...118/70 or so. For the last two years I was in nursing school and had my blood pressure taken pretty regularly. I had recently given blood and had a normal BP at the donation clinic. Even when I was 30 lbs heavier, my blood pressure was fine. <BR> <BR> One month ago I went to P.P. Clinic for birth control. They measured me at 157/110. What!!!??? <BR> They prescribed me a birth control for a woman over 35 with high blood pressure, then put that I ha... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 14:20:51 EST The job offer. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3571089 I finally got a job offer. Told me that we just clicked! I got it due to my maturity, lol. Yay....I knew it would be worth something someday. <BR> <BR> They like me, they really like me!!! I always believed that if I could just get my tootsies inside the interviewers office I could seal the deal. woooo hoooo <BR> <BR> Just waiting on my background check and a physical exam. Ohh, and I passed the drug test, lol...it must be cut-throat out there. I guess they weed out the druggies at th... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 20:18:20 EST the green stuff you just chopped up is edible? scary man on drugs and cowgirl without her boots http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3561567 I recently moved to Rhode Island, before that, I would go back and forth every couple months. I have many hurdles to overcome in relocating my life this far from family. Growing up I moved alot with my family so I am used to living on less...less money, less clothing, less resources. I am proud of being able to live on less. <BR> <BR> In eating healthier, I have to shift from buying cheap pasta, cheap rice, and cheap chicken to expensive veggies. I love eating healthy. I hate all the pr... Sun, 22 Aug 2010 03:07:10 EST Is it just me, or should we all be avoiding the soul-sucking vampires? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3554822 In my head, a rather sunshiny place, I dance thru green fields dotted with big daisies. A reward for my adherence to the PLAN. <BR> <BR> The PLAN: <BR> --Listen to the music <BR> --Dedicate time to goals, but no more than reasonable, then walk away. <BR> --Do something fun everyday. (even if it is only kinda fun) <BR> --Tivo and enjoy it. <BR> --Keep a clean house, within reason. Comfortable <BR> --Keep moving. <BR> --Eat foods that are whole/unprocessed. <BR> --Cook from scratch <BR> --Wo... Thu, 19 Aug 2010 19:16:34 EST 50 things that you now know about me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3522411 1. What time did you get up this morning? 10:36am <BR> <BR> 2. How do you like your steak? NY strip - med rare... Prime rib - rare <BR> <BR> 3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? Netflix!!! Monster, Inc. <BR> <BR> 4. What is your favorite TV show? Psych <BR> <BR> 5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Montana <BR> <BR> 6. What did you have for breakfast? Chai tea with creamer <BR> <BR> 7. What is your favorite cuisine? I seriously eat anything except or... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 15:10:07 EST Here is some whining. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3449570 It has been sooo fricking hot! And humid!!! I can be up at 6am for a run, but golly...I am hot and sticky just walking to the bathroom. <BR> <BR> I can't sleep till I get a job. I am taking Tylenol PM two hours before falling asleep...then I am drugged for 10 hours and feel like crud. <BR> <BR> The wonderful state of CA is holding up my endorsement application for RI over $60. I sent in my application to RI over two weeks ago....waiting, waiting...finally, CA BRN (board of reg nursing... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 02:51:55 EST Some favorites... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3393232 1. Yahoo mail...it links to everything in my life. <BR> <BR> 2. Nikerunning...who can do without that awesome little coach program? Links my runs then shoots them over to facebook to show off my miles! <BR> <BR> 3. sparkpeople...my fellow warriors in action <BR> <BR> 4. facebook...guilty pleasure, or sick addiction? <BR> <BR> 5. bing images...anytime i need a reminder why I am doing the getting in shape thing...type in "Abs" <BR> <BR> 6. yellowpages...nuff said <BR> <BR> 7. 43things... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 14:45:37 EST Fixed the blogging button and found lettuce velcro! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3393203 Red leaf lettuce...i thought you had no surprises for me...till I went to open the green twist tie and found velcro! Green food velcro gently holding my lettuce leaves together. wow...the gal that came up with that use needs a pat on the back. Very cool! <BR> <BR> Ohhh, and I updated to Windows 7. Mr. Man did the honors...spending two days reinstalling every single thing on my computer. What a wonderful, hardworking man. Computer knowledge is very, very sexy to me. <BR> <BR> Now, I h... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 14:33:52 EST Rich foods make me queasy now. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3354412 I had a wonderful dinner at Marchetti's. I had Calimari Siciliano. Mmmm. Very good, but unfortunately, I am paying. <BR> <BR> I am sipping ginger tea trying to settle my tummy. It works, but I feel bad. I only ate one cup of pasta...and about a cup of calimari. Sigh. Mon, 21 Jun 2010 01:53:24 EST I learned to make the Mexican Restaurants help me lose weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3328497 Simple: <BR> <BR> 1. I call ahead with my order, that I have written down exactly as I want it. --Keeps me from making changes at the counter last minute!!! <BR> <BR> 2. I order togo...no chips...no salsa!!! --Avoid the deep fried chips at all costs!!! <BR> <BR> 3. I order a burrito with the stewed/shredded meat. And make sure to ask if they refry it...don't let them do it! --Cut out more oil calories. <BR> <BR> 4. I order the burrito...Shredded chicken, tomato, onions, cilantro...that... Sat, 12 Jun 2010 23:51:50 EST I love taking pictures now. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3324600 If I knew now, how happy I would be with my new lifestyle...I would have started sooner. I know I was being a self pity monster...blaming others, well...not even a bit of a victim survived the big purge. I purged tons of things from my life that were bad for me... <BR> <BR> And now I take pictures. No purpose other than to enjoy my day. Document my life. See my progress. <BR> <BR> Here is what I did yesterday... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l845254318.jpg"> <... Fri, 11 Jun 2010 14:10:53 EST Meals on 6-10-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3322131 First I had a banana and coffee. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l536553787.jpg"> <BR> Tuna salad sandwich, made with greek yogurt on a Thin Bun. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l478753500.jpg"> <BR> Meatloaf sandwich, ketchup on a Thin Bun. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l396233977.jpg"> <BR> Bulgar Wheat and Yellow lentil salad...I did add some turkey burger, crab, broccoli, and teriyaki sauce to this. <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Jun 2010 20:27:17 EST Meals on 6-9-10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3322121 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l179360830.jpg"> <BR> Eggwhites and imitation krab scramble. Added red pepper flake and paprika. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l629348852.jpg"> <BR> Fruit and plain yogurt. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l21096685.jpg"> <BR> 99% fat free Turkey burger with , sesame seeds, red pepper flake on a thin bun. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l631836035.jpg"> <BR> Bulgar wheat... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 20:22:10 EST Poor Lotus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3319220 My Lotuskitty with a gooey, closed eye. I tried to open the eye, but thought I saw part of the inside of the eye, not the outside. Ugggh, what a nurse. I was grossed out. <BR> <BR> I put on my big girl panties. Went back in that room with a warm compress, sterile syringe, and some Neomycin opthalmic. If she lost her eye, I can irrigate it and get her to the vet. If she didn't lose it, I can still irrigate it and save myself $250! <BR> <BR> Eye was fine, she had a scratch across the c... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 22:41:19 EST I still want to be a fairy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3318407 I want to run swiftly thru a forest of huge flowes and sunshine. I want a lithe strong body. I want to sing and not care about the old geezer giving me a hairy eyeball. <BR> <BR> I thought fairies were so cool...Small and sneaky. I didn't like Tinkerbell, I think she lacked depth of character in Peter Pan. <BR> <BR> So hairy eyeballs aside, I think it is totally doable. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l811309894.jpg"> <BR> Wed, 9 Jun 2010 17:57:12 EST Gary's quiz that he got from someone else...and so on, so forth in eternity. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3317975 JGARYP's blog provided this little tidbit. I like these...not sure why. <BR> <BR> 1. Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed? open <BR> <BR> 2. Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel? always <BR> <BR> 3. Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out? Out and half off the other side of the bed. <BR> <BR> 4. Have you ever stolen a street sign before? no. <BR> <BR> 5. Do you like to use post-it notes? uck, itouch notes <BR> <BR> 6. Do you cut out coupons ... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 15:17:24 EST Porn (This isn't that racy.) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3315982 What about food addicts? Why...we watch Food TV. And torture ourselves with recipes we will never cook, or attempt to adjust... Work ourselves up with the thought of making that food. Wide-eyed watching of some cutie hunk stirring pasole. It is so mesmerizing. Why? Can we smell, taste, or enjoy the food? Are we going to write down the recipe and attempt it at some later date...after we buy the ingredients...set aside time in a busy schedule...for what? <BR> <BR> I have stopped recor... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 01:44:50 EST Arrrrrrhhhhhhgggggggg! Carb attack, I saw it coming, and said...OK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3315921 Frick, frick, frickity frick! <BR> <BR> I got ahead of myself didn't plan well, got a little heavy on the stress, and felt the stress get worse and tried to forge ahead and get stuff done. ARRRRHHHGGGG! I am an idiot! <BR> <BR> Ok...the screwup. I had a CPR class I paid for scheduled for today. I came home from school and dinked around and missed the first hour of a four hour class. $50 down the drain! So, I am pretty good at talking myself out of trouble, so I drove down and talked m... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 01:05:18 EST Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3312134 Thankful 52 different ways...here are 9 <BR> <BR> 1. Kisses at dawn <BR> 2. Soft breezes <BR> 3. Cut grass <BR> 4. Sound of my feet hitting the ground <BR> 5. Air in my lungs <BR> 6. Puppy snuggles at night <BR> 7. Sound of rain on the roof <BR> 8. Sleeping in <BR> 9. Getting up early <BR> Tue, 8 Jun 2010 01:32:05 EST Meals today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3304961 Breakfast <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l485101156.jpg"> <BR> Lunch <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l118066280.jpg"> <BR> ---another cuppa coffee too. <BR> Dinner <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l326950200.jpg"> <BR> Snack <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l337945409.jpg"> <BR> PM Snack <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l908975015.jpg"> <BR> Sun, 6 Jun 2010 01:12:33 EST I want to be THAT girl. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3304882 You know who that girl is...the one that has her crap together. She just finished something big...like a marathon, or a 20 day hike thru the mountains...something extraordinary. She has her career and she loves her job. <BR> <BR> She looks healthy. She is nice to everybody, but doesn't fall victim to anyone. Self reliant. Eats well. <BR> <BR> Has a nice home, good man. Good family. <BR> <BR> And she has a kick ass butt! One of those butt's that fights gravity and makes other people... Sun, 6 Jun 2010 00:27:23 EST Motivation....Awesome motivation and HARD workouts!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3297311 http://www.bodyrock.tv/ <BR> <BR> This is Zuzana...and her hubbie. She does these killer workouts. Try just one of these moves and you will know why she looks so good. I found her about a year ago, she blogs about her diet and her workouts and even challenges us to beat her time. <BR> <BR> Go Zuzana, Go! Thu, 3 Jun 2010 15:19:43 EST Television...box o' hell. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3295397 Some people get rid of their tv's to live a more spiritual life. Live a more active life. Reduce rude noise. Lessen the chance of butt spread. Maybe, encourage a healthier environment. <BR> <BR> I want to get rid of my TV just because of food commercials! It is the bane of my healthy existence. They need to invent a little box that has a switch...ON DIET...OFF DIET. Every food commercial is replaced with a blue screen...or a motivational message...or even a mini workout. ANYTHING but... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 04:40:55 EST