DWHARLOW's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DWHARLOW DWHARLOW'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/ Getting It Together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4896821 Well, it is official. Today was my last day of work. Tomorrow begins the summer vacation. I will be resetting goals and getting my act together. It should be interesting. I am excited to get started and win!!!! Thu, 24 May 2012 22:21:38 EST Back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4891481 Another Monday has arrived and I have two more days before there are no more students here at school. I have a lot of things to accomplish during this break and the first one is to get myself back on track to being healthy. This will require prayer. I plan to journal my every move to keep myself going. Mon, 21 May 2012 14:25:50 EST Relaxing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4888794 I am just doing as little as possible today. I think I over did it at work this week/ My body needs recovery time. Not much else to talk about today. Sat, 19 May 2012 17:21:27 EST A Job Opening!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4887891 Well, I made it to Friday and the weekend.We have a teacher leaving because her husband got a promotion and they have to move. I am applying for the job. I have been working with the school system for about 11 years and I am certified in middle grades. I graduated during the crunch and they have not been hiring but I think I might have a chance. Pray for me because my husband and really could use some more income. I really would like to actually be more than the paraprofessional in special e... Fri, 18 May 2012 22:06:28 EST 3 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4885539 I am just trying to get through this week without quitting my job. I love my job, but right now the students are just ready for school to be out. They are acting up more and more. Only three days to go.. Thu, 17 May 2012 10:53:02 EST Water Logged!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4884876 Just a thought, it really is hard to drink a 120 oz. of water per day. I calculated like I read in another blog and that is how much for my body weight that I should drink a day. Well, guess what that is a whole gallon of water a day. You sure do not want to eat after all that water. <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Wed, 16 May 2012 22:07:27 EST Making Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4882700 Today has been much better than yesterday and I am feeling great and starting to think about my goals for getting back on track. The first thing I waant to do is make that collage that I started to make weeks ago. Tue, 15 May 2012 13:58:27 EST Some times Life STINKS!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4881386 I am still feeling quite tored and I gained another three pounds this week. I cannot seem to get rid of my edema for very long. My sinuses are really bothering me too. I am gonna go back and re-start putting everything that goes in my mouth down with the times,emotions, etc. Maybe, then I can get a handle on this problem.Yes, I know I should go see my heart doctor but I cannot until payday which is at the end of the month. When school gets out for the summer, I am gonna start over. When I cam... Mon, 14 May 2012 18:28:18 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4878738 I am just relaxing this weekend. I have definitely done as little as possible today. Sat, 12 May 2012 21:22:02 EST Scared http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4877543 I am so glad it is Friday. It has been a long day and I am very tired. I am planning to rest and stay off my feet as much as possible. They have been swelling a lot this week. I think I might have to go back to the doctor for my heart. I am scared. I do not think I can go through more bad news. Fri, 11 May 2012 20:46:40 EST Yea!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4876098 Yes, I have gone two whole days without any soda. I have had 12 cups of water today and yesterday. I just wanted to share. <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Thu, 10 May 2012 20:37:30 EST Elephant Legs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4874609 My legs and feet keep swelling and I am getting tired of having to put my feet up for a couple of hours everyday after work to get them to go down a little. I do not know to much standing on concrete floors or something wrong with my heart. Of course. Wed, 9 May 2012 21:24:50 EST Off The Wagon Again!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4871997 Well, today we did little to stop from drinking that soda. I will try again. Tue, 8 May 2012 10:06:22 EST Soda-aholic!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4870267 Today is Monday and I am starting over with drinking my water instead of soda. I had been doing well without soda but I jumped right over the wagon. It is my plan to be off soda completely by the end of the week. I know that I can do it. I have done it before. I believe that will help get rid of my sweet cravings too. Mon, 7 May 2012 10:33:22 EST Blessed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4869623 It has been a slow weekend. I have not accomplished many things that I wanted to, but tomorrow is a new day. I have been blessed today and I feel very happy to be alive and able to enjoy what the Lord has done for me and given me. The world is beautiful!!!! Sun, 6 May 2012 23:04:00 EST Plans By The Wayside http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4868045 Well, it was my plan to read The Spark today, but my niece was helping someone move and so I watched the great nieces. They are 4 and 8. It is a little hard to read when they are here because they demand all your time. I cannot help but excercise when they are here because they are very busy little girls. I will try again tomorrow to read my book after church. Have a great weekend Yall!!!! Sat, 5 May 2012 18:56:38 EST A Recommendation For You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4866716 I am reading The Spark and I am excited about this book. It makes me want to become more involved in the Spark Community than I am. I am enjoying the information and the stories of others. I am learning a lot. I would recommend this book to everyone!!!! Fri, 4 May 2012 18:04:14 EST Yea!!!!! I made IT!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4855599 I made it through the whole week without pigging out! It is nice to know I can do it, now if I can just keep on changing my life to what it needs to be. I think that with a lot of support I can. Fri, 27 Apr 2012 22:57:07 EST Allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4853996 I am having the worst trouble with my nose. The things that are flying through the air lately are really killing my sinuses. I have to sleep in the chair just to keep my head upright to sleep. According to the allergist, I have no allergies. I have something called non-allergic rhino-plasty. What does that mean? The allergist said your nose is just extra sensitive to the environment. I am sorry, but to me that sounds just like allergies. It is quite disturbing because I can only take Claritin... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 21:37:48 EST AHHHH!!!! My body doesn't work like it Use to!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4850453 I tried to add some new exercises to my routine and I have discovered that I cannot do them like I use to. I tried to do some jumping jacks and my legs and the rest of my body were not working together. I tried to do some floor excercises and that did not happen. I can no longer get down or lay on the floor. I will be changing my workout to fit this crazy body, who only wants to do some walking. It seems that getting older has a few setbacks, and I will have to re-evaluate my abilities to mov... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:31:43 EST A New Recipe Strategy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4848625 Today is my brothers birthday and he found a recipe where someone took a spice cake mix and prepared it and added a can of pumpkin. We decided to make it but instead of using oil we put flax seed and then used egg substitute for the eggs. We got the info off the flax seed box that you can sub the flax seed for the oil. It is thee tablespoons of ground flax seed for each tablespoon of oil. It smells really good cooking. It turned out great and it has good flavor and best of all it is healthier... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 18:01:57 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4847192 Tomorrow is Monday and I must start again to change my lifestyle into a healthy one.Sometimes I feel this is impossible, but today I feel tomorrow is a new day and as GOD says all things are possible with him. I know that with him I can do it. I will succeed as long as I remember to give it all to him. <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Sun, 22 Apr 2012 21:32:24 EST Weekends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4845704 I find that weekends are when I tend to get into the most trouble. I really fo not want to worry about eating at all. I do not care about excercise or even leaving the house.I find that I would rather sleep most of the day and not worry about eating or medicine that needs to be taken. I tend to totally get off schedule and then I have to get back on track on Monday!!!! Man, what can I do but talk to myself about this [roblem. I guess I need to get motivated to change. I guess sometimes even t... Sat, 21 Apr 2012 18:37:37 EST Roller Coaster Ride! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4843045 It seems that I am constantly battling eating things that I like and things that I do not like. I always have to really talk myself into excercise even though all this is required of me to be healthy. I guess the problem is that I never seem to see results. I loose weight and then I seem to gain. I feel like I am on a rollercoaster and cannot get off. Thu, 19 Apr 2012 18:47:39 EST HCG? What exactly is it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4841484 Someone told me about the HCG Diet, but I am not sure if that is a good idea or not. They say it is alright for those on blood pressure medicine. I take other medicines. I They also told me that a lot of people are losing weight on this diet, but you have to follow the diet to the tee or it does not work. I'm curious about this diet. I will probably stay on what I am doing but I wonder if anyone else knows any info? Wed, 18 Apr 2012 19:46:17 EST Hectic Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4839767 We have been giving tests at school and the children are very wound up. After the test you can barely keep them calm. All that standing on your feet is really hard. I do exercises while I walk around the room to keep myself from thinking about how long it is taking. I also get in a lot of steps and strength exercises this way. I am really tired so I will probably go to bed early tonight, so I can get up and do it again tomorrow. I hope everyone has a great day!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 18:05:38 EST A Great Birthday!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4838201 I have been away from the computer for a few days. My husband and I went away for my birthday. We hit some yard sales and spent the night away from our home. I had a great time just getting away from all the worries of life and spending some time with my husband. We have not been able to do that since my surgery. Turning fifty was wonderful and I have got a lot to do. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Mon, 16 Apr 2012 19:22:58 EST I Love SparkPeople!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4832469 Nobody has responded to my last blog, but I had a better day and I have read some motivation pages from others on line. I can do this with God, friends, family, and Sparkpeople. I really like this web site. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 20:41:41 EST Regression!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4830995 I came home from the hospital weighing 265 pounds. I lost 40 pounds in water weight, plus a little more. I went back to work in January. I lost a few pounds and then gained some. I just can't seem to quit eating lately. I seem to do well while I am at work but when I come home and eat dinner, I seem to eat everything in the house. I feel like I have regressed and I do not want to do that. Can anybody help?! Yes, I am fighting some hormone issue with my coming home from surgery. I cannot do ... Wed, 11 Apr 2012 21:29:56 EST Excercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4829306 Well, I did not exercise like I wanted to, but I did get some exercise. I just did not feel up to it today!!! I managed to get 10 min. on my Gazelle and I did walk a 1/4 mile of my driveway. I will work harder tomorrow if I feel better. I bought the cookbook and I am excited about trying some of the recipes. <em>224</em> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 20:32:08 EST Third Week and Moving On http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4827878 I have managed to lose 4 lbs., but I have not given it my all. I am going to work harder and give it my all this week. Yes, I drank my 8 glasses of water. Yes, I exercised but not like I wanted to. Yes, I worked on my food containment, but not as good as I would have liked. No, my sugar is still not where it needs to be. I am determined to do better. <em>211</em> Mon, 9 Apr 2012 22:34:10 EST