DIANEMAR's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DIANEMAR DIANEMAR'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/ Christmas at Sparkpeople. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564774 Hey, looking at the season emotions, I noticed that they really do not have any of 'real' christmas emotions, no crosses, manger, christmas star ect. I wrote to the spark email as follows: <BR> <BR> I have used Sparkpeople for many years, probably going on a good 7 at least, if not more. I just realized with your emotions for seasonal, that you have none for the Christian Holidays. I noticed you had a menorah for Hanukah, but no cross or manger scenes or Christmas stars to help us share t... Sun, 15 Dec 2013 10:18:31 EST fasting? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4785864 I am interested in having a day of fasting for our general group. This would be up to each person and the Lord, determining what type of fast, and would be in their own hands. It could involve, food, drink, technical, or whatever you feel led to do. I am thinking a saturday or sunday when most are not working and would have the time for prayer and meditating. Please let me know any thoughts or prayer requests or prayer concerns. I will have a thread under 'girls of god' labeled 'fastin... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 16:03:29 EST wii 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4682413 HI all, been working with the wii for around 3 weeks now, and thought I would let you know how it is going. I felt miserable for around 2.75 weeks, my leg hurt pretty bad(pulled something) and just felt bad. Where were those endorphins everyone talks about? Finally I was talking to my son and he said that feeling of sickness has a specific name that some people get when they start exercising when they haven't done it in a while and are out of shape. some kind of syndrome, and I continued d... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 16:15:45 EST wii http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4647136 Wow I had given up thinking I would ever find something that would encourage me to get more exercise in my life. My sister in law had given me her wii plus a year or two ago and I never got the wii system till last weekend(christmas) it is helping me so much, it is enjoyable, and is getting me off the couch!!! <BR> <BR> I had been doing ok with the calories and stuff but my muscle tone was getting dangerously bad and I had been tripping and falling this year and all because i am not moving... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 19:52:22 EST healing from stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4525553 I have permission to repost this, enjoy!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Healing from Stress <BR> <BR> <BR> A compilation <BR> <BR> <BR> The way to beat stress is to live a healthy spiritual life and to keep your spirit clean, doing the things that bring faith, praise, positiveness, humility, love, and unselfishness into your life; and fighting the natural but destructive qualities of pride, fear, selfishness, self-centeredness, and independence. When you open up your life to Jesus and others, and when... Sat, 8 Oct 2011 13:41:43 EST wow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4491340 Last entry was in march, stressing about the upcoming vacation in the outerbanks in may, worried about my weight. Since then i have come down to 285, of which i am thankful and though it fluctuates at time, it is progress. Here it is , september, and after a few set backs i am still happy with it. <BR> <BR> I had a wonderful time on vacation, determined and happy I was able to get in the ocean and swim, and generally after a very long winter, embraced the warm and hot weather like never be... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 16:36:45 EST measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4131518 started documenting my measurements today, this is essential to add to the equation!! i am above what i was in 2008, but a doable redo if you catch my drift. hopefully when the scales don't reflect my progress my measuremens will. Thu, 31 Mar 2011 11:31:46 EST vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4123498 On May 21st we start our vacation, we are going to the outerbanks with our kids and grandkids. That is only 7 weeks away!! I have made a personal commitment to lose 3lbs a week(am I really writing this down?). I need this pressure to keep me motivated and fighting, cause as my friend on sparks says constantly, I am a weanie!!! I stay on track but am not always fighting and stretching to do more, and my progress shows this. I lose my focus and kind of drift into some sort of 'all is well' la... Mon, 28 Mar 2011 10:08:29 EST learning, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4087918 I wrote this in response of a blog on here, dealing with the issues of what we think about. <BR> I went through something like this a month or so ago, all I could think about was food, what to make, what not to make, what to plan, what not to plan, how much i ate , how much I didn't eat,ect, ect, ect. One of my prayers was to get my mind off me, I am beginning to see it is a way of self worship, notice it is all about what 'I' am doing. Not thinking enough about what He has already done, fo... Sun, 13 Mar 2011 10:54:42 EST warning, sensitive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4064284 sorry, i am posting this because of its insight and it's pertinent <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> For Some, Weight Issues Are Linked to Sexual Abuse <BR> By diane_petrella on Mar 03, 2011 10:00 AM in Dieting & You <BR> <BR> By Diane Petrella, MSW, CPCC <BR> <BR> It is estimated that one in four girls and one in six boys will have experienced some form of sexual abuse by the age of eighteen. These exploitive behaviors range from exposure to more invasive forms of sexual assault. If you were sexually... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 19:48:32 EST weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4055694 We have had so much snow lately and it has been usually the worse when I am on my way home from work at 11pm. I just got another car on the road this week also, and so I am not sure yet how it handles in bad weather. Well, by the fourth night in a row I was pretty tired of the whole situation and bypassed the busy highway for a slower, more windy route. As I was driving, I was able to observe the beauty of the country side with the new fallen snow casting shadows and contrasts, who's beau... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:30:00 EST farewell http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4047188 You have become a part of my life, <BR> comforting me in times of stress, <BR> in times of laughter, <BR> in times of regress <BR> <BR> AT midnight when i seek you, you are always to be found. <BR> When i am bored you are always around. <BR> You are never far from my mind, <BR> you come off as being quite kind. <BR> <BR> then when i saw we were becoming too close. <BR> I tried to pull away,I saw in strength you had the most. <BR> <BR> I tried to be gentle, giving in, in small ways. <BR> ... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 13:24:36 EST evil weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4040722 just recopying this from our devotion's page, as i do not have the energy to go over it all again!!!lol <BR> <BR> HI, Ladies. So i so looked forward to my long weekend!! sat-Tuesday off, Wednesday back to work. Little did i know the evil that awaited me. After the beautiful 50-60degree weather on Thursday and Friday, i opened the door to the side porch and what did i see? snow, and FREEZING temps. Ok that was bad enough, but i was able to put on a happy face and looked forward to the birthda... Wed, 23 Feb 2011 08:55:14 EST speak faith? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4032220 I posted a devotion on our devotion page a few days ago, and part of it said we should speak faith, reaffirming our faith in Jesus's power to do what He said He would do. <BR> <BR> It brought up some memories and an attitude that i was brought up with. the general idea is that if you do say something good will happen , it will curse you, so it won't happen, cannot think of the saying right now, but I had the good fortune to lose a significant amount of weight in the last month, and yes, as ... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 11:27:48 EST hunger issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4027274 I am dealing with HUNGER. I mean to the point it is all I think about at times, which is interesting because one of the things i wanted to clarify in my mind is the difference between hunger and cravings. That line has been blurred way to long. My dear friend lisa who passed away last year, feb 26th, who died of obesity complications at a hemeroid surgery, talked often of being hungry as a child, when i would go to her house she would have her freezer stuffed and cupboards running over an... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 09:05:29 EST wow, down 18 lbs in a month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4026795 wow, it is hard to believe it is happening!!! will duck under the big 300 this weekend , Lord willing. <BR> this is seeming to be doable after decades of not seeing it or believing it. It is finally happening as i hoped it would, without any surgery or gimmicks, i am hoping to use this victory to encourage low income ladies in my area who have let their food habits to get the best of them. there are so many young women who have YEARS to gain, but if they don't change, they may not see the... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 00:17:31 EST good nite http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4011062 tired today, did a cake but it did not turn out how i wanted, should have prayed a little more, just real tired and cold today,oh well, it will taste good, of that i am sure!!!still doing well on calories, and drinking water, still losing, nitey nite all Sat, 12 Feb 2011 01:01:42 EST ahhh winter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4000365 Drove home at 12 midnight last night, now i am not a stranger to snow, in fact i learned how to drive in the winter. (many, many, many years ago) However last night was probably the worse in recent history for me. I have two ways to get home, the highway (lots of tractor trailers) Or the back way more solitary. I chose the back way because there is no traffic and though the speed limit is 55 i can go as slow as i like in bad weather because of little traffic. the problem yesterday weather w... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 09:07:25 EST AAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3991999 I am so frustrated , decided drs. and scientist LIE!! I have drastically reduced calories, everyday for three weeks, first two weeks lost 11 lbs, then the last three or four days, i have gained 5 lbs????? sodium good, calories well within or below range, the only thing i cannot do is exercise because of knee. But the whole thing of calories in and calories out is not working!!! I am finally getting used to not having to eat at every time a craving pops into my brain, i eat at set times, basic... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 09:12:18 EST it's february!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3985034 wow, one month till march! woo hooooo. I am doing well, the weight isn't falling off like i thought it would, but i am persevering. I fasted one day 1/31 in synchronization with a group of people who have a ministry in Kosovo, so it wasn't for dietary reasons, but i had a carb meal before and a carb meal at the end which is why i didn't lose any weight. i am soooo tired now, worked on my day off, so i will be working for 15 days straight, which i am not used to. i fell at work last saturday... Wed, 2 Feb 2011 19:43:40 EST feeding the woman within. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3965837 wow, one lb more till i am down 10 lbs. I am going to express my ideas of 'feeding the woman within'. this has more to do than just physical, but also spiritual and mental. This can have alot to do with tapping into how Jesus sees me and how i act and respond as the woman i aspire to be. I know this is a journey as is all of lifes lessons and journeys. I know when i get down to my target weight i will still have to watch what i do. so i might as well get the mind set that i learn these less... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 12:00:31 EST wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3962444 am excited that i am 313 this morning, i reached a mini goal of 7-10 lbs lost in two weeks. i still have till friday to lose a little more, i am hoping for ten, still eating healthy but small, i am visualizing what i will be eating when i am at my target weight, might as well get used to the routine now!!!!wonder what i will look like? already lost a 5 lb bag of potatoes, weight wise. plus two lbs of butter. lol what a way to look at it!!! Wed, 26 Jan 2011 10:57:16 EST tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3958140 Finding myself more comfortable coming in here, lost 2.2 lbs yesterday. still on track and feeling good even though i don't exercise too much cause my knee isn't too good, mri is tomorrow am, and i will know more by then.did ok today, grandson was here and i finished his plate.bad choice but chose more wisely the rest of day, skipped pm snack as a result. <em>436</em> Mon, 24 Jan 2011 23:44:38 EST sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3953442 thought i just did this but it must not have taken. now lets see if i remember. making homemade pot pie, and a spinachdip bread bowl. will be having little of this and have soup or something to off set this type of dinner, we have 3 extra people in our household right now and this menu should stick to people's ribs. brenda, thanks for the encouragement!!!!you are great, diana <em>43</em> Sun, 23 Jan 2011 17:07:08 EST camp accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3929547 DID WELL YESTERDAY oops left caps on. had one egg and one egg white omelette with veggies in it and 1 oz of cheddar cheese. two slim peices of whole wheat toast with margerine and a touch of syrup. for lunch i had progresso chicken noodle soup with a handful of mixed veggies thrown in and some left over turkey and 5 saltines. for dinner i had left over baked chicken and potatoes, veggies, 6 tortilla chips, salsa, 4 bean salad 3/4th cup. I had a snack of cottage cheese,6 tortilla chips and sal... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 08:50:29 EST camp accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3928308 well, it has been awhile since i wrote here. The girls are getting pretty desperate to lose much needed weight and i believe we are going to see some real progress with all of us. We are only responsible for our own choices but it feels good to know we are all pulling in the same direction. I have had to get brutally honest with myself and come to terms with my own lack of progress. Maybe that is not the best way to say it as i have learned a lot and have made changes, but it is time to ... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 18:46:55 EST schooner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=175594 AS I wrote on thread I went on schooner ride with daughter and we had a ball!!!I had some cheese and crackers and pepperoni. and a half of a chicken sub(terriaki) from subway cause we were cramped for time. not good for salt! came home and watched american idol. go taylor! and couldnt keep my eyes opened. I gthink i will keep schooner ride for points for my excercise, as one had to use muscles to keep from going over.not really kidding here,had to brace feet on side of boat to keep body fr... Wed, 24 May 2006 11:40:32 EST may 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=175018 Just started my vacation friday, finally got to the gym monday night and worked out for 45 minutes on weight machines and swam for around 20 minutes. I always feel so good after the weight machines, oxogen must really be running through my muscles to my brain.lol. I had a pretty big breakfast yesterday but calmed down by lunch with a bowl of soup and a bit of pudding for late afternoon snack, I didnt really have dinner but had a chicken salad sandwich around 2 am, while chatting with my o... Tue, 23 May 2006 15:19:16 EST