EDELWEISS33's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EDELWEISS33 EDELWEISS33'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/ overcoming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723848 Finally-I've lost more than I dared believe I could. This reminds me of the children's story, I'm not a Loser. By the end of the story, it turns out the main character is a finder. <BR> So, I lost my way... I worked on my weaknesses and now they are my strengths. <BR> I am a finder too. I found my divine nature. I am inherently more than I ever thought possible. It is possible to still learn and grow at my age. I am free. I am American. I have every opportunity. This life is hard, I feel li... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 06:12:45 EST Surviving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718282 <em>519</em> <BR> Marshall Jensen, Survivor of the year 2014. <BR> Love his talk about how Babe Ruth may have hit around twice as many strikes as he did home runs, but he is remembered for the home runs! <BR> My Nephew is the best!!!! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1170469549.jpg"> Sun, 15 Jun 2014 08:01:10 EST starting again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660069 I was getting measured for a dress for my daughter's wedding and was shocked. so my waist was over 38 and I'm prediabetic. I started exercising last week-5 mins. I'm on day 9-35 mins. I lost 3 lbs. I am also quite proud of myself because I consciously gave up the whole grains again. I gave up sugar for honey. I have made sure my food options were on hand. I stand up and walk around as much as I can. <BR> I work with children. I bought stickers and Iphone sticky notes. for the older ones, I ... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 13:56:00 EST Going Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414651 My daughter has known a young man for years. His family is stalwart in a family church in which his family has been preachers and the family entrenched in their traditions. He never wanted to be any more than friends with my daughter because of his family and their background. They talked over the phone and visited each other and struggled in him feeling out of her league. He went off to the Naval Academy. After 2 years of college, they finally began boyfriend and girlfriend status. <BR> <BR... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 17:48:35 EST SouthBeach Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396786 I had a coworker on the diet let me read some of the book. I thought I'd never be able to give up the bread. Boy was I mad when I found I was allergic to most grains. I was bloated. my fingers even swell up. I wondered why nexxium wouldn't work for me. <BR> This week I logged onto Sparkpeople and remembered that southbeach diet. <BR> I MADE myself a wonderful cREPE and was so proud of myself for having a different breakfast!!! Thu, 20 Jun 2013 22:23:55 EST birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098937 I got a noodle attachment for my kitchen aid for my birthday. I am making noodles and chicken soup for dinner today! yay me! Sun, 14 Oct 2012 18:10:12 EST HELP I still need help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080720 elimination diet. no wheat, corn, soy, peas, beans, potatos, latex. <BR> <BR> What can I eat? <BR> <BR> cleared foods are strawberries, oat, and spinach. <BR> can't find a good oat flour recipe without wheat flour. Sun, 30 Sep 2012 14:56:39 EST I'll do that again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5060966 scooted around slide rocks. that algae stuff is slick. fun times! <BR> hiked the south rim of the grand canyon. didn't go down. that's a good 16000 steps! Sat, 15 Sep 2012 22:37:11 EST wonderful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5057662 saw a bobcat after the little hike this morning. wonderful! <BR> realized barley is not for me. eliminated spelt, wheat, rye. next I will try quinoa. <BR> head hurts. not sure if its allergies or the diet. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:24:15 EST Is it right? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5036622 I bought Oat Flour not processed in a place with nuts, wheat, soy, etc... I had a fun evening making parmesan tilapia and a microwaved cheese biscuit. I am so Happy! Wed, 29 Aug 2012 21:24:20 EST so far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030896 so far I can't have wheat, most grains, soy, corn, peas, beans, potatoes, most fruits and veggies, nuts, latex things like avocado,watermelon,nuts,bananas. what can I have? more importantly what flours are out there that I can have? I have tried potato, spelt, gluten free had almonds, I am at a loss. <BR> <BR> we have established that I can have spinach, strawberries, dairy products, chocolate, and oatmeal. how do I get stuff like oatmeal flour or something. the breads have wheat flour mixed... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 19:57:36 EST new goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030448 read the labels, the scriptures, and one other book. <BR> jog endurance and farther, more situps and pushups <BR> learn about diabetes, teach piano <BR> watch the portions, watch the hygiene <BR> help others <BR> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 11:39:24 EST result http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5026970 I have reflux. I have to do the elimination diet now. the only foods I can have=strawberries, chocolate, oatmeal. I am on my own to discover what the other two foods are for the next month. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:08:47 EST national jewish http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5020538 on Monday, I Started the week with a normal visit with a doc. Scratch test with all the 4p ratings. placement of a patch test. went for a long walk. watched a movie. <BR> Tuesday I had a barium swallow and lots of stuff kept coming back up. went to a german restaurant and was pleasantly suprised to have a good meal-spargel, torte. <BR> Wednesday, walked around the zoo. I had a unpleasant dinner at a chinese restaurant and promptly threw up when I got to a bathroom. <BR> Thursday, I had a di... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 11:11:58 EST swimming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4976640 Today, I went swimming. I got tired-splashing and holding my breath, so I rolled over to my back. The sun was bright. Then the clouds rolled in. Beautiful white and cottony. I then noticed little dinosaurs and chickens flying thru the sky joyfully! I love imagining the little things in the clouds. They didn't look like spilt milk today! Wed, 18 Jul 2012 19:16:49 EST Comes the Dawn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4974776 Jogged and walked farther than usual. As i walked the last little bit, my legs ached and I sweat like a dog and wheezed like an old lady. Reward: watching the sun rise. As it peeped over the mtns, i remembered God's love. Then i saw the sidewalk sparkle and smiled. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 15:21:17 EST volunteering http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4248081 so rambling on again. <BR> volunteered at a food storehouse. I am glad my brain works, although not great, i interacted with a lot of needy people today. It is fascinating how some of the helpers were born leaders, directing people here and there. Some people are born to support, letting the people pick their own food even when it wasn't along the guidelines that were set. <BR> I liked how some helpers got one set of information, others got another set. The people knew what to do. they were ... Sun, 22 May 2011 00:09:55 EST weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4239672 I think it's ironic that now I weigh about as much as i did when I was pregnant. <BR> About when I was 30, I wondered how fat I was getting, but kept on eating what I wanted. My weight wasn't an issue at all, but my diet and genetic precursors were a worry. I hated that I had to buy a bigger size clothes. I felt I could exercise once a week for about 15 minutes and be maintaining my weight. <BR> About two weeks ago, I noticed I'm struggling every day to maintain an even keel. It's crazy! But... Tue, 17 May 2011 21:11:24 EST starting over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4188394 making a better effort! went for a bike ride twice as long as the other times. Mon, 25 Apr 2011 01:10:31 EST Great Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2945715 just when i was about to say all mondays were kinda ugh. <BR> That all changed! Great Monday! great things happening all around me! so wonderful! <BR> I even don't see the big bulgy tummy i saw last week! <BR> went for a walk and heard the noises, smelled the smells, saw the colors! This day was perfect! Mon, 1 Mar 2010 22:16:45 EST Time Flies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2929463 I love how my friends on facebook are friends too! or just meeting each other through me! <BR> It is awesome! Fri, 26 Feb 2010 00:53:23 EST keep on truckin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2924807 muscles hurt. mustve done the right workouts. Wed, 24 Feb 2010 23:32:41 EST Better day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2919508 Such a hard workin day, but did my best! <BR> worked out. muscles sore. <BR> work went ok. <BR> kids fed, fine. <BR> hubby fine. <BR> life iz gr8! Tue, 23 Feb 2010 20:05:52 EST starting a new week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2912285 tripled the wkouts <BR> everyone seems late this morning. <BR> trying.... Mon, 22 Feb 2010 09:45:21 EST great day off! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2884888 worked out on wii, got kids to work out. <BR> cleaned up a little and played the piano. <BR> talked to my husband <BR> great day! Mon, 15 Feb 2010 15:20:50 EST The wii says I am half my age! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2878268 Exercised 1 hr 15 min on the wii <BR> took my daughter to the ymca and worked out another 25 min <BR> my husband loves me. Things are going to be allright! Sat, 13 Feb 2010 18:38:22 EST new positives http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2869403 feng shui <BR> clean one room=financial success, another room is romance, one is social standing, family, wisdom, career, travel, and creativity. <BR> so I need to get the kids to clean their areas. no, i need to clean up too. that way the kids will clean up. fun fun! <BR> gung hay fat choy! Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:20:14 EST havin fun yet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2862815 Flat Stanley strikes again. my deployed hubby made little flat people of our family and will be taking pictures of himself out there with the little flat people. how cute! That is the most coolest thing he's done for us ever! Tue, 9 Feb 2010 19:49:52 EST walking on air http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2852448 Things are going well this week already. although my body is in pain, my self-esteem is intact. <BR> Hate alabama allergy stuff. my head is killing me. no one should live like this. we are that we might have joy. love music. <BR> reciting mantras helps. Sun, 7 Feb 2010 14:33:19 EST keep on keepin on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2847733 makin an effort to exercise. doubled cardio workout. <BR> so proud of my deployed hubby losing 20+lbs <BR> trying to ensure the kids aren't neglected. <BR> feeling pretty. like my clothes & makeup and hair. Sat, 6 Feb 2010 09:17:13 EST rambling on. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2845059 today, I feel weak. <BR> Tired, nauseous. <BR> depressed at work environment <BR> <BR> Fri, 5 Feb 2010 13:31:36 EST happy to be me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2842658 Glad for my health. <BR> Glad for my spirituality. <BR> glad for my family. <BR> glad for my faith. <BR> glad for having what i need. Thu, 4 Feb 2010 22:36:16 EST fabulous! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2838148 I feel great! exercising and all gave me great confidence. I was really offended when the boss called me in to say they were cutting my hours because they think I'm unreliable for being out a month and a half and having a migraine and doc appts for the kids. <BR> <BR> At least I put in for leave beforehand. and how does emergency surgery and a mother passing away make me unreliable? how come I call in when I am going to be five minutes late? Does that make me unreliable too? <BR> <BR> That ... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 23:16:44 EST eve of son's birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2833121 remembering what it was like before kids and having the first child. <BR> wow, time flies. and I'm still in love with the hubby and the kids are still awesome! Tue, 2 Feb 2010 22:19:36 EST rainbows http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2828560 Colorado has sundogs <BR> alabama had little tiny spectrum dots on either side of the sun yesterday. <BR> very busy lately. haven't seen many rainbows like I did when I was young. <BR> Miss that time. <BR> Reflect on successes, evaluate progress and reassess goals. <BR> Remember God's Promise to Noah. <BR> Mon, 1 Feb 2010 23:14:47 EST ending january with a bang! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2823230 had fun losing weight, exercising twice as much, cooking, cleaning, doing good at work, ensuring kids are safe. making sure I drink water. making sure I eat veggies. Sun, 31 Jan 2010 23:45:50 EST woohoo morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2816106 just started concentrating on fitness this month. Lost enough weight to redo my goal. and have been documenting positive affirmations in my life in a journal. have been focusing on getting nutrition to avoid headaches in the family. Sat, 30 Jan 2010 09:05:45 EST Almost Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2811468 Enthusiastic! Enthusiasm! <BR> H-A-P-P-Y <BR> I Love My Job! Thu, 28 Jan 2010 23:39:25 EST Still trying! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2802100 Even though it was cold and windy outside, I exercised twice today! <BR> Exercised indoors, but did more minutes than ever in my life. I may reach my goal within the next month! Tue, 26 Jan 2010 22:49:26 EST sparkpeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2797282 Sparkpeople is Awesome! <BR> I am more conscious of what i'm eating. <BR> I love playing the word association games. <BR> I like getting points. <BR> the end. Mon, 25 Jan 2010 23:03:35 EST rainy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2791043 still gettin things done, yet takin a break <BR> it'll be allright from here on out. I am great, the kids are great. what more could you ask for. <BR> Sun, 24 Jan 2010 19:46:01 EST new motto http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2787218 If it is to be, it is up to me. william h johnson Sat, 23 Jan 2010 20:45:07 EST My kids are the best! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2775704 They wrote I luv u mom on the minivan windows <BR> They cleaned the house <BR> They fixed things i couldn't fix myself <BR> They said prayers with me <BR> they ate a meal with me. <BR> They talked to me <BR> They even look too cute! <BR> Thu, 21 Jan 2010 06:50:48 EST My kids are the best! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2775703 They wrote I luv u mom on the minivan windows <BR> They cleaned the house <BR> They fixed things i couldn't fix myself <BR> They said prayers with me <BR> they ate a meal with me. <BR> They talked to me <BR> They even look too cute! <BR> Thu, 21 Jan 2010 06:50:48 EST wonder if im anemic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2775209 still tired. takin iron supplement. eating only beef. Thu, 21 Jan 2010 00:10:03 EST feelin good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2769239 I didn't mind that I didn't meet my weight goal. I was glad my muscles had some tone. The wii games say I am improving... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 20:53:40 EST what's the Yellow Perspective? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2760818 I love this day. MLK, colors of the rainbow. <BR> I used to make the kids do the crayon box coloring page for this day and talk about neat goals. <BR> I am too too happy that we know the family whose son is now the first black eagle scout in alabama! 2010 rocks! We have come so far! So we live in a town where the schools are K, 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, 9-12. this was to promote segregation. but now the tables are turned. the numbers are pretty much completely turned around. <BR> I love visiting... Mon, 18 Jan 2010 09:29:10 EST challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2760052 motivated to be more positive. <BR> comment on friends walls of their skills, talents, gifts. <BR> compliment people face to face. <BR> ensure my children know of their worth. Mon, 18 Jan 2010 00:48:00 EST wii games http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2754265 now the wii says I'm younger than I am <BR> I did some cardio for the first time ever <BR> wearin my nice jeans <BR> bought two new shirts to celebrate. Sat, 16 Jan 2010 16:48:29 EST 15th. a new day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2751300 still enjoyin the wii games. <BR> watched the sun rise three days this week. <BR> takin time for myself to read books, listen to good music and write letters Fri, 15 Jan 2010 20:45:08 EST