DINGDONG55's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DINGDONG55 DINGDONG55'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/ Leeting my mind know there will be changes for the better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422304 Dear mind, <BR> <BR> This is a letter to inform you that I am taking over and enriching my life by getting healthy. I will eat healthy and not listen to you when you try to get me to eat something that is bad for me . If I find myself getting weak I will do something constructive so I don't listen to you trying to do something that I will feel bad about later on. <BR> I will exercise and tune you out when you try to get me to not finish my exercise for today , saying you can make it up later... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 20:55:57 EST It was a very good day today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5262488 Well day 6 and I am very proud of myself and no stress, which is rare for me and I thank God for that and all the blessings you give me each day. Weather is suppose to start getting bad about 1 in the morning, so I will be going to bed early before it starts. It will wake me up Im sure. Hope everyone has a great week! Stay positive and do something positive for someone else. I like to send random goodies, because it makes me feel good when I get one too. Sun, 24 Feb 2013 19:35:53 EST day 5 and doing good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261564 Well its been 5 days since the visit with the doctor and was told I need to get the cholesterol down or its meds for me in 6 months. the first 4 days was hell, but now i am starting to feel better and am watching the diet for sure. I dont want anymore meds to take and that's all to it. I t has been raining cats and dogs here for the last 2 days and more is expected. I live in lower alabama in case you wonder where all the this rain is I'm talking about. They said this should get us out of ... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 22:48:04 EST cholesterol problems! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5256587 Well went to the doctor today for one problem and he was more worried about my cholestoral. Gave me a wake up call. Get it down or go on meds in 6 months. YUCK! Of course told me I needed to drink more water which I have a problem getting it down. No more caffeine either, Well double YUCK! Well so I went to the store and started reading labels. Boy was that fun NOT! Well gotta do it because I dont want meds to take. Hope all is having a great day! Thanks for listening to my venting. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 19:25:15 EST back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254141 It has been a stressful time for me the last 2 weeks. GRRRRRR! Cant really talk about it but I think things are setteling down for now and hope to get back to where I left off. Will be off part of next week, which one day is doctors appts. Worried about one so please say a prayer for me please. Hope all has a wonderful week next week! Sun, 17 Feb 2013 22:08:18 EST not to bad a week with goals but it was hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5243395 well the end of 2 weeks and down 4 lbs. It was truly hard because of the stress in my life, but I am working at it. Have to work tomorrow than off for 1 whole day! Whoopie Doo! lol We had a food day at the workplace and I only ate fruit and veggies even though they tried to get me to taste the cake. Told me a little wont hurt me, but before I was saying oh ill start after this holiday or this special occasion and as we all know, there will always be a special day to fall off the wagon .I... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 22:48:21 EST day 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5236653 Happy Monday everyone! ( wishing it was Saturday again) lol <BR> Well I am pretty happy about the Ravens winning the Superbowl, but even more happier I am down another pound. Thats a total of 3 in 2 weeks. Yah for me! Except for Friday night I have really been good since I started back again. Going on here and blogging and keeping track of my food and holding myself accountable for exercising has really helped me. Monday is always a long and stressful day for me and I have to pray al... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 07:04:26 EST Saturday day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5234511 Well its Saturday! 2 whole days off from the busy busy stressful week. I wasn't good yesterday but back on it today. That's whats so good about a new day. Its always a day of new beginnings. I found a new snack I really like. CRASINS! They hit the spot! I hope all have a great weekend and do something physical today! i am. Going walking later on at a beautiful peaceful place. Sat, 2 Feb 2013 12:57:20 EST day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229287 Well back again and still doing alright, but having trouble not getting the support I need. you tell others look I am trying to lose weight and they just dont get it. Its tiring to keep telling them NO to food. Just needed to vent alittle and feel better now. <BR> Have a bless night all! Tue, 29 Jan 2013 20:21:52 EST day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224922 Spent most of the day with my sister getting our hair and nails done. Thank you God for the great day! Met my sister at Golden corral today for breakfast and had a healthy omelet and fruit. I did have a biscuit without butter of course. lol Was still full at lunch so when I came home I had a healthy meal cottage cheese and pineapple. Kept myself busy doing chores after I got home and don't feel a bit hungry. Hope all had a great day also and will see you tomorrow! Dont forget to count you... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 22:04:19 EST day7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222609 got on the scale and I lost another pound thats 2 this week and all i have done is cut back. Trying to get the exercise part going. I was good about walking for 2 days but than the last 2 Ive been busy with my mom and getting her errands done she wants done after I get off work. I promise to my body that I will do some ecxercise for you today. Ok getting off and am going to make me a eggbeaters southwestern omlet with some spinach. Its yummy to my tummy and so good for you! have a great Frid... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 07:21:51 EST day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222170 Stayed on track today! Yah! I already feel better eating better and not overdoing it. Portion control is a great thing! Hope everyone is having a great night! Thu, 24 Jan 2013 20:27:34 EST Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220616 Well fell off alittle but stay in range. My mom has a spaghetti night I take her too on Wednesday night. Im not sure how I am going to handle this every week. She is 87 and loves going there every week. Will have to think on this. Ate very little at lunch just for this reason, but it can be hard doing that. Hope all had a good day and will see you all tomorrow! Wed, 23 Jan 2013 19:30:29 EST day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219130 Got on the scales today and it was a pound! Hey Im happy with it. Slow and steady as the turtle to the finish line! Hope all had a great day! <em>244</em> Tue, 22 Jan 2013 20:02:34 EST back again today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5217258 Well went for my walk and got my daily word from the lord listening to the book of James. Than did a 10 minute video with Nicole. Feel pretty darn good about it all. i hope all is having a great day and tomorrow its back to the old grind. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 15:31:30 EST Third day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216848 Well on 3rd day of trying to be good. So far Ive done ok and need to not forget to write my food down. I havent done any exercise. I have had a bladder infection and just could not do anything mch except some leg lifts and strengt training for arms. Very short time on that. <BR> Will be walking later on today. i usually take a mp3 to listen to. either the bible or radio. Think ill go with the bible today. <BR> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 10:42:20 EST Been on here almost 5 years and still havent gotten motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4955012 Next month I will be turning 60 years old. I started on this site on my 55th birthday and it is a wonderful site. I come on here everyday and spin the wheel if nothing else, which usually is nothing more. I tell everyone about it so maybe they can find the help that seems to elude me. Sparkpeople gives me all the tools to use to fight the battle of the bulge but I still have the bulge. I wont give up but I sure wish I would get started but I just cant get my mind to agree with my body that I... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 11:47:50 EST ONE MORE DAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4650983 Back to work tomorrow and trying to get all ready for a better healhy way body and mindwise. Got up early and already did my walk for the day. Will be getting up at 5 am tomorow and walk before work. wish me luck ! I had bought me a small mp3 player for my walks and it has been a big plus for me. Well thats it for now............. Mon, 2 Jan 2012 11:28:54 EST First day to sucessful year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4648794 Well here we are again. A new year with old resolutions fom the years past. LOL I never quit trying anyway. First thing i have on my mind besides losing weight this year is to learn to play a instrument. I have always wanted to do that but dont have a piano to practice on after I take lessons or the money or room to put it in my house. Long story so wont go there. I cant make up my mind what I want to learn to play. A flute maybe. Harmonica??? Something small to start with. That would keep m... Sun, 1 Jan 2012 15:47:21 EST So many sucess stories on here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4452519 Over the last few days Ive read many sucess stories on here. Some have made me tear up ,while others have made me smile and sometimes even giggle. All of us come from so many walks of life but one thing we have in common is we are all on the journey to a healthier life. I have learn something and been inspired by every blog I've read so far. With the world going crazy and not knowing what to expect next, its nice to be able to come on this site and connect with others. I love sparkpeople a... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 10:04:38 EST My family is eating pizza in front of me!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4381612 We have this pizza place that is out of this world here in my little town. There is one kind that is called FAST TRACK. It is piled with all sorts of things and is very delicious! But..............I am not eating any of it. I ate my healthy dinner and thats all to it! <BR> <em>480</em> Sat, 23 Jul 2011 19:53:20 EST just a little bad but thats all. lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4380557 Well Friday is over and the week-end is here. Yah! Had to take my mom grocery shopping after work so I did eat after 6:00 which is my cut off for food each day so than my dinner wasnt very healthy but I did eat and stop right than and there and didnt gorge myself. So I think pretty much I did good and am going to take that as a sucessful day due to the fact before I would have kept eating until my stomach hurt . <BR> Everyone have a awesome day and I know its going to be another hot day so dr... Sat, 23 Jul 2011 07:10:24 EST A great rainbow walk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4377888 Well I started out the door to go and do my walk and it was sprinkling and thought for a minute and said well its not lightning or anything like that so I am going. I got down the street a little ways and there was the sun on one side and grey clouds on the other side with the most beautiful rainbow. I kept walking and it started raining more steadily and it felt so good that it wasnt so hot outside and there was no one but me walking so I really enjoyed having the rain coming down on my fa... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 20:37:52 EST So far the week has been a good one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4375037 Here it is hump-day and its been a good week so far. I have been doing my walking and watching my food intake. I always feel better when I eat right, so i cant not even understand why I would go off of my healthy journey even just one time. Oh well water under the bridge I guess. I am going to Vegas in October for 5 days and I have pledge to stay on it till than. So If i can get some of you Sparkpeople to keep me in check I think I can do it. PLEASEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!! <BR> Thanks as usual for... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 13:52:21 EST Monday is a new day and the start of a new week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4369508 Tryin to get positive again after a long last week of being negative. This is only a guess but i was off last week and i really thought i would jump start myself again and get into my healthy journey, but it didnt happen. Sooooooooooooo ok im back to work but need to just get started again no matter what day or time it is or if i am on vacation or not. Any day is a good day for new beginnings or to jump back on the wagon and continue my journey. Since I havent gained any weight I am going t... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 08:28:10 EST well here i am again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4368488 I am at my wits end. I start everyday saying this is the day and I track my food but by afternoon I am done in. I get inspired everyday by something i see. hear or read and than few hours later my monster mouth takes over. I just dont know what to do anymore about it. Yeah I am having a beat me myself up day that has turned into a weeks worth. <BR> Thanks for letting me vent! Sun, 17 Jul 2011 18:05:58 EST Thanks so much! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4068173 Yesterday after I got off work, I was so stressed out I almost started eating whatever was in the fridge. I came on here instead and posted a blog and 2 wonderful sparkers commented on my blog and gave me encouragement and I didnt go off my diet and now I have lost 6 lbs in 2 weeks and feeling strong again and i have them to thank for it. Thank you wonderful ladies! Sat, 5 Mar 2011 11:41:48 EST I want to eat everything in sight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4066847 It has been a very stressed out week to try to forget. I am a stress eater so I want to eat anything that is in front of me. I am here instead trying to release that sress so I dont blow my first 2 weeks of being good . All I can say is pray for me. <BR> Fri, 4 Mar 2011 18:32:17 EST Starting my 2nd week of N.S. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4055634 Ok Monday was a day that it says it is. YUCK! Very stressful day but got through it. Except for my little opps I did Sunday I did darn good for the 1st week. Mon, 28 Feb 2011 21:14:56 EST Just thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4050672 i started reading all of my old blog entries and it was like reading my diary. I remember once I put all my troubles on paper in a box and looked at it a year later and most of those problems had gone away, but of course new ones took their place. lol Sun, 27 Feb 2011 00:45:02 EST First week on Nutri-system and doing great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4049060 Ok first week of my nutri-system and 4 lbs. YAH!!! I wasnt hungry at all and it has been very beautiful down here the past 2 weeks so have been making the most of it by walking and holding 2 lb weights that you can slide on and hold it better. I know people think i am crazy walking and doing hand weight exercises with my arms as I walk , but I live in small towm and know everyone so they think it anyways with me. I can be a silly person lol Hey but it works. Hope everyone has a great weekend... Sat, 26 Feb 2011 10:15:06 EST Things are looking up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3816823 Wow its been 3 months since I wrote on my blog. Well since than My daughter has done a complete turnaround with her bad back. SHe is doing so much better and back to work 3 days a week. God is good! He send other earthly angels to help us when we are down and I praise him for it. Sometimes we dont get things we think we want and find that out pretty fast when we dont get them. I had one of those times and knew right away it was best for me not to receive. Still having to work on my skills at ... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 11:51:19 EST Boy its been a rough few months http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3797173 Where can I start??? I am 58 and feel like a 100. Job is very stressful and wish I could retire but this fast overpopulated and crazy work has made it impossible for anyone to not work. I keep saying to my myself, quit griping you have a job and a roof over your head. <BR> Secondly my daughter that is 30 has back problems , sciatic nerve bulging and no insurance. Had doctors that overdose her on steroids, and than had to give her meds to counteract the effects. The steroids were making... Sun, 21 Nov 2010 09:42:36 EST work work work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3582410 Havent posted a blog in awhile because of being so busy at work and being too tired to do it or think about what to say. Have you ever been so tired and cant stop because of so much going on in your life. ( mine is work mostly, and daughters illness) How do you handle this sort of situation? I was exercising but it was such a hot summer where I am at like others have had one also. I need to find my groove but dont see it happening till work settles down. Im all for suggestions to help me fi... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 08:31:15 EST Had a good day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3476619 Yes it was hot but it is everywhere it seems. I am almost afraid to see what August is going to be like. I did pretty good today and did my Zumba tonight. I am looking for a good pedometer and looked online and ordered one but am not sure if it is the one I want so cancelled the orfer . I have had two but they were cheap and werent veru reliable. Will have to just look around for one I like. I just want a easy simple one.lol Is that too much to have? Tue, 27 Jul 2010 22:28:16 EST back again ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3471715 I have been picking blogs at random to look at and everyone of them is so wonderful! to be able to pour your heart out about anything is great and looking foward to comments from others that have read them really makes me feel good that we are a community where everyone cares. <BR> I am really starting to get into this blogging and I just found a 10.000 step club on here that I joined. I already had a pedometer but got slacked on it, so wish me luck. I am looking at all ways of making me ac... Mon, 26 Jul 2010 15:47:40 EST blew it ! But back on it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3465855 Well I blew it yesterday somewhat, but am back on it full force gain. Was it worth it? no I felt yucky because I went Mexican and had 2 mexican beers sooooooooo all that salt did me in. I felt bloated and sorta achey. So I really dont have any desire to do that any time soon. I do go to Vegas in 20 days and I will be a little bad of courseLOL, but dont think i will be real bad. I walk alot when I am out there. I always get my exercise in even if I am on vacation. Sat, 24 Jul 2010 20:43:26 EST A good day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3452417 Got up and weighed this morning and had lost 4 lbs in 11 days. YAH! Went to Zumba tonight and had a very good work-out. I have a family that loves me. Soooooo what more could I ask for? <BR> Have a great night all! Tue, 20 Jul 2010 21:03:18 EST July 19th What a Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3448390 Well thank God Monday is over with for the week. I work at a bank and it is pure heck on Mondays. I got weak a few times and thought about eating a no no but i said NO to the no no. :) I have 3 more weeks till vacation and sure wouldnt mind losing 5 at least before it go. I will be going walking in a hour when it has cooled down some and than I hope to hit the sack early tonight. Have a good nite all! Mon, 19 Jul 2010 19:01:47 EST Back to blogging! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3444697 I have blogged before but quit until today I was reading someone else's that made me want to get back to doing so. I also read something today that goes like this. Loving others is giving without expecting anything in return. Well I will have to say I have most of the time never ever expected anything from someone else for doing something for them. The few times I expected something in return was very depressing to say the least. I sent 2 goodies today to others after reading their blog tha... Sun, 18 Jul 2010 19:18:35 EST