DOLPHINNUT's SparkPeople Blog DOLPHINNUT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Happy New Year Hope all my Sparkfriends have a Happy New Year! May you all be blessed in 2014 and reach all your goals for the year! <BR> My resolutions for the year are:: <BR> Stop exercising <BR> Gain weight <BR> Spend all my money <BR> <BR> Yea I know your thinking WHAT?? Well I always give up on my New Years resolutions pretty quick and do the opposite. SO I'm doing it backwards this year and hoping I give up on them just as quick and do the opposite but if I don't well I can at least say I kept my... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 15:48:05 EST Wow, its been awhile. I haven't been on in about a year now but I am still on this journey and am doing ok. I have lost 50 pounds in the past year!! Could have been better but oh how good it feels! I have reached a few milestones as well and just wanted to share with my sparkfriends. I no longer have 100+ pounds to lose, the day I realized this I was soooo excited!! I have 80 pounds to go which is another milestone, I am halfway to my goal weight, woohoo! I am also 20 pounds away from onederland, I absolutely cann... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 11:19:41 EST Good News!! I am at work and can't get on the computer much here but have a few minutes and wanted to share a few things. First at doctor visit last week they Lowered my dose of sugar meds!! YES YES YES, on my way to beating this thing! Also need inspiration watch this video, that should do it! Tried a couple of times and it didn't work, hope this one directly from youtube will. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope all my Sparkfriends are doing great and ... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 22:07:32 EST Hey Sparkfriends Hey everyone, I am gonna be MIA for a bit. I don't have internet access at home right now and won't be on much. I will check in from time to time from the library. Will miss hearing from all of you and I am gonna have to sit out the upcoming Holiday Challenge. Really gonna miss that but unavoildable right now. In the meantime I am gonna take advantage of this hiatus to get my sleeping patterns changed. I usually get on the computer when I get home from work and am up really late so I sleep la... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 12:38:15 EST My Empty Nest My son is getting married tomorrow or rather today since I am writing this in the wee hours of the morning (Saturday). Although I know I am not losing my son, but gaining a daughter. I will still see them and spend time with them but I know how people feel after they are all grown and the nest is empty. He's my youngest and the last to leave and I am not sure how I feel about that. I know I will FINALLY get to clean that room and unfortunately it will stay that way. No more having to collect ... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 02:13:02 EST Weigh in I had been getting a little frustrated lately with the one to two pound loss a week and sometimes with a dial scale its really hard to tell. I know that losing one to two pounds a week is the best way to go but it can be a little frustrating. Anyways after last challenge was over I told myself I wasn't gonna weigh in anymore till next challenge but I got curious and weighed in this morning and was down 5. Its been two weeks so that is still just 2.5 pounds a week but it sounds better, LOL!! F... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 02:41:51 EST September Goals Making a blog of goals to keep myself in check this month. No longer have a challenge to do each day so gonna put this in writing to keep myself from slipping(hopefully)! <BR> 1. Change my sleep habits. I am a night owl but want to be an early bird. I am gonna try to change my habits so that I go to bed when I get home from work and get up early the next morning <BR> 2. Make strength training a habit by doing at least 10 minutes a day, I started the 10 minute daily exercise streak challenge ... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 09:18:33 EST What the future holds Had to take my Mom to the doctor today and didn't have time for supper before church, the old me would have gone through a drive thru either before or after church but I talked myself out of it. My mom needed me to do some shopping for her while she was in the doctor's office so I got me a snack to hold me through church and even then was thinking of stopping somewhere after but I didn't. I started thinking of the future and about what life might be like if I get this weight off and talked my... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 23:03:26 EST 50 Things about me <BR> Stolen from a Spark friend. ;) <BR> <BR> 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> Yes, Amanda Blake--Kitty on Gunsmoke <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED <BR> yesterday <BR> <BR> 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? <BR> Yes <BR> <BR> 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? <BR> Turkey <BR> <BR> 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? <BR> 1 boy and 1 girl <BR> <BR> 6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? <BR> Yes <BR> <BR> 7. DO YOU USE SARCASM A LOT? <BR> Yea, sometimes too m... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 02:17:01 EST Kinda in a rotten mood, need to snap out of it. Don't know whats wrong, nothing really happened to change my mood. Maybe its all the rainy and dreary days. Maybe its thinking on things I shouldn't. Ok started to put my thoughts down but can't even do that. Feel like why should I bother others with my stupid thoughts!! Duh, boy am I in a mood. Really need to snap out of it! <BR> <BR> This quote is what I am trying to think on!-- <BR> <BR> I am still determined to be cheerful and happy, in whatever situation I may be; for I have also lea... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 02:53:35 EST My feel good day! I feel really good today! Not even sure why!! Was thinking as I was walking today that I am more determined to get this weight off now than I have been in years and I think I just might really win this battle this time. I know my feelings may change tomorrow or next week but I do want this more this time around, so just hoping to stick to it and I think when I hit that 40 pound mark (my usual quitting point) this time I am gonna find a few challenges and join them, maybe even do a bootcamp ch... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 00:14:08 EST My chance to LOL this morning! Weigh in day-- my digital scale told me I weighed 161.4 pounds this morning!!!!! <em>40</em> That's a loss of 128.6 pounds for the week!! 21 pounds away from my goal weight! Hey Yellow Rays I got this one, we are definitely biggest losers this week and for the whole challenge!! <em>224</em> <em>20</em> Unfortunetly my dial scale will not agree no matter how much I try it is just stubborn and tells me I only lost 2 pounds, but, but, but!! <BR> Seriously it gave me a reason to get a good lau... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 10:27:41 EST My new digital scale My new digital scale--don't like what you weigh,just get off and back on again!! I tried making sure I stepped in the same spot and still got different readings every time. Think I'll stick with my old dial scale, it says I'm holding steady--no loss, no gain but at least it tells me the same thing every time! Mon, 28 May 2012 12:12:36 EST The Black Horse of Alcohol May 20th is the anniversary of my dad's death, he passed away in 1997. Even though it has been 15 years he is always on my mind this time of year. He was an alcoholic and was in and out of jail many times over the years. He wasn't the greatest dad but he was my dad and he is partly what has made me what I am today. Like I can't stand alcohol and have never wanted anything to do with it, was never tempted by it because I seen what it done to his life. No matter what he did I will always love a... Fri, 18 May 2012 02:23:11 EST Week 8 Mental Challenge 1. I have made the most progress in this area so far-- eating more fruits and veggies <BR> <BR> 2. What I have done best this challenge is--communicating and participating more. <BR> <BR> 3. What I still need to work on the last few weeks of this challenge is--Strength training and my poor self image. <BR> <BR> 4. The progress that I've made makes me feel-- OK, not the greatest and could have been better but I am doing a lot better than I did 8 weeks ago. Wed, 16 May 2012 23:50:44 EST Six months from now This is a visualization tool from one of my team challenges. It is to visualize your life 6 months from now. OK, I know I am a little late and won't be getting any points but I really wanted to do this just couldn't find the time. So I am doing it now so I will have it to look back on in six months. I also hope to do the other ones in the next few days. <BR> <BR> The day is October 1, 2012 <BR> <BR> I start my day off every day with time studying the Word of God and Prayer, I am a much stro... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 00:24:15 EST Week 2 - I am worth it because-- OK been struggling with this one seems simple enough but to find 5 things about yourself that make you worth it is harder than it sounds. Then I thought hey I am a child of a King, that makes me a princess!! <BR> <BR> So I am worth it because-- <BR> 1. God thought I was worth sending His only Son to die for me. <BR> 2. Jesus thought I was worth dying on the cross for. <BR> 3. Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. <BR> 4. He came that we may have life and have it more abundantly. <BR>... Wed, 4 Apr 2012 22:17:07 EST Starting over Been gone awhile, long enough to gain back the weight I had lost. Gonna try and get back on track even though it means starting all over. Don't know why but I always seem to give up after losing 40 pounds and I done it again. Gonna make one of my goals to focus on getting past that point. One bit of good news. I have a Granddaughter now, she is 6 months old and so precious. Wed, 8 Feb 2012 05:28:42 EST Having a common name I apparently have a very common name. There are so many women out there with my name, I have gotten the wrong medicine at the drug store, overdue fines because the library mixed us up, this one has happened both ways I got overdue fines for a book I didn't have and was wondering how until I went in one day without my card and they asked my name and I just give my name and they checked out the books to me but I when I tried to renew one online it wasn't there so I tried to renew it at the libr... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 20:13:12 EST Thanks friends I have a challenge today in my BLC challenge to thank the person who has been my biggest supporter. I have to say that would be my Spark friends. I couldn't pick out one certain friend there are so many who encourage and support me. So I am posting this blog to say thank you all my sparkfriends for the support and encouragement, I could not do it without you. THANK YOU an GOD BLESS YOU!!!! <em>304</em> <em>247</em> <em>334</em> Tue, 13 Jul 2010 12:44:40 EST Grandfather Mountain I have to drive a ways to work the town I live in borders the NC line and I actually have to drive out of state to work but really its just 30 miles! One nice little perk I get though is getting to go to Grandfather Mountain for a dollar a person for me and my guests in April during their dollar days. We went today and it was nice, got me away from the computer and outside for some exercise! It was really foggy, that's why some of the pictures look the way they do, and really windy up at the... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 20:49:30 EST Blogging for points Wish the snow would go away. The snow from before Christmas hasn't all melted yet and it just when I think its over for awhile it snows some more. Got up this morning not expecting anything, planning on riding to Duke hospital with a client(which is almost four hours away). Its snowing some when I leave as we get further away there's less snow and none when we get there. Hoping for there not to be anything when I get home BUT no such luck get close to home again and roads are bad and traffic ... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 02:25:10 EST The scenes from my house today! <img src=""> <BR> My kitty out in this mess! <img src=""> <BR> My driveway is under there somewhere! Glad the boy is home to help shovel! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Uhh!, MY steps <BR> <img src=""> <BR> My buddy, love this dog! <img src=""> <B... Sat, 19 Dec 2009 14:59:18 EST Learning to read those labels! I stopped by the store to pick up a few things on my way home last night, peanut butter was one. Always an easy thing to pack for lunch when in a hurry and better than eating out. Anyways the store brand of less sugar added peanut butter was on sale and I stared to get it thinking it would be less calories and better for me with this diabetes but I looked at the label and was shocked. It has more calories than regular peanut AND more fat, wow. I have read that they do that to make up for suga... Tue, 27 Oct 2009 10:16:26 EST Indulging in my cravings. Sounds like I am being naughty uhh! Not really, I have given in to my cravings today, two of them, but I'm still not being naughty. Why? Because I have been craving apples and craisins today!!! It feels good to want good food. Ok I know I will probably want ice cream and chocolate cake tomorrow but for today I can indulge! WooHoo! Sat, 24 Oct 2009 21:09:05 EST The Secret of Making Money! I found out tonight what the secret to making money is! No joke, this is not a get rich quick scheme but it really works. I am not kidding this is not a scam, millions have tried it and had it to really work for them. My sources can be trusted. This has really been tried and it really works! <BR> The secret is- drum roll please..................... <BR> <BR> Go to Work! <em>100</em> Wed, 23 Sep 2009 22:24:41 EST Summer and fall I just love this time of year, gardening and putting things away for winter. I think that the way nature works is just another way to see what an awesome God we have. The way foods have their own little season getting ripe at different times and spaced out enough so that we have enough time to do work on each one before the next is ripe. Like the berries first there's strawberries, then cherries, then blueberries and blackberries, then its time to can the things in our garden and they too rip... Sat, 27 Jun 2009 05:25:00 EST Grandkids, Ya gotta love them! Just blogging about some silly things my Grandkids have done lately. The oldest(almost 3) was watching me cut up a watermelon and said quote"That's a big apple". Last week when I had them for the day they got to play outside most of the day(something they don't get to do much of at home because they live in an apartment and don't have a yard). When I took them home and their mother(my daughter) opened the door the youngest who is 1 and 1/2 just politely shut the door in her face and turned ar... Sun, 14 Jun 2009 22:38:44 EST Dieting and getting closer to God Anyone out there who has ever fasted for any length of time knows you need to rely on the Lord for strength. Possibly why prayer and fasting go hand in hand? Isn't it possible to use that same type of thinking on this diet. To take our struggles to him.Not saying we should fast to lose weight but to rely on Him to help us make the changes we need to make and rely on Him to help us eat less and go to Him in prayer when those cravings start. Wouldn't it be great to not only become slimmer but a... Tue, 2 Jun 2009 15:34:23 EST