EVERYDAYCHOICES's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EVERYDAYCHOICES EVERYDAYCHOICES'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/ Monday motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6134690 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/affe6a88-6665-48b3-b87c-50122359c619.jpg"> <BR> I didn't run this weekend and I ate all the carbs but today is a new day and I will make better choices. Mon, 4 Apr 2016 11:26:42 EST Month's end progress update. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131851 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e98bf910-2821-40f8-8dc2-bd01e7882ef9.jpg"> How I felt this morning. I wanted 3 miles today but didn't get up early enough. tomorrow... No trigger foods: 3 days complete! Doughnuts in the office this morning. There's always something... Monthly weigh in today and I'm down 4 pounds this month. April is when the real challenge begins. Can I keep this up? Can I keep going. I think I can. #2016goldchallenge (1000 miles ran in 2016) total mil... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:34:44 EST Getting back in the game. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6130787 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8ecf902d-7a06-4610-a807-7bea3cfcd27c.jpg"> <BR> RSD 2. Got up and got it done. Burpees. ..not my favorite but let's face it I don't really have a favorite unless eating counts as exercise because that's my favorite! Monthly weigh in tomorrow. Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:37:58 EST Changing my relationship with sweets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6130262 I've been doing this weight loss thing for years. I always get close to that final goal before I lose my momentum, binge, and put the weight back on. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f9d95fae-08b2-46f7-96a3-aaf10844d473.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know what to eat and what not to eat. I know the exercise gig. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/03d1e780-2828-4d7d-b237-9fdbe551a694.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's all right there in my head so why can't I jus... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 16:01:45 EST The struggle is real. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6118639 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cc777196-4784-4b82-81f7-6f019ac750d1.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday was the hardest day I've had in a long time. I've got a paper due and after 2 classes in the morning I spent all day on my paper. I almost didn't run. I almost let it go tonight but then I looked at my instagram and saw all my hard work and couldn't let it go. So a very slow and painful mile to keep the streak going. Streak day 66. Today I worked on my paper after church some more. Then... Mon, 14 Mar 2016 00:11:52 EST Goal met! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6111895 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/49096118-7006-4998-8b4c-cc1b2295f21a.jpg"> <BR> Pr'd my mile and 5k on this very windy and hilly race! Thanks to the nice runner who was using me to pace and ended up pacing me <em>41</em> I didn't place this year but maybe next year. If I was 40 I would have placed. it was a beautiful run. I can't believe I ran a sub 10 minute mile! Now if I could hold that pace for a 5k. With each pr I'm getting closer to a 30 minute 5k Sat, 5 Mar 2016 13:19:01 EST Feeling good with before and after pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6111023 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/40e50f21-ee48-4e89-ba67-35d053c55e34.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> One rest day mile to keep the streak (day 58) and arm work for today. I have a 5 mile race tomorrow and I expect to feel yesterday's leg work tomorrow. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/486e49b6-71e4-43b9-95f0-65158ea50ddc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This looks like only one month's worth of work but it is so much more. It's a combination of years of trial and er... Fri, 4 Mar 2016 09:48:02 EST Run streak day 57 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6110343 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b4a3e1c1-ac2b-4689-b4ef-eb85f4f27d95.jpg"> A beautiful outdoor run a rare weekday occurrence <em>41</em> I never thought I'd be a daily runner but I am and I love it! <em>521</em> I'm stronger than I've ever been...well except maybe when I played soccer in high school <em>131</em> Thu, 3 Mar 2016 13:00:22 EST Meeting my goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6108553 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/389b7fae-9850-483e-a4d8-3e84614f6c8b.jpg"> <BR> Running 1000 miles in 2016 is no small task. I'm a little short of my monthly goal of 83 miles a month but considering that I'm running more than ever I'm proud. This month I hope to get 100 miles to make up my shortage of 20 miles for January and February. Started March off with a 2 mile run. Tue, 1 Mar 2016 12:47:56 EST Self talk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6106248 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/406922a3-ec83-4721-b0cc-a3b237b222cc.jpg"> <BR> #RWRunStreak day 52: There was a lot of self talk today...it went something like this : Mile 1: first mile always sucks...this sucks 5 miles you can do it! Mile 2: feels better it's beautiful today. Maybe 10k. Mile 3: it's so hot maybe just 5 but half way to 6. Shut up brain your legs are not lead Mile 4: I think just 5 but run 6 route just in case and can head home at 5 if I want Mile 5: tur... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 17:57:01 EST Twice as nice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6104952 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1c44277-965c-4340-8a02-e887312c7127.jpg"> <BR> Much needed therapy run tonight. I don't run twice often but I needed it tonight. Thu, 25 Feb 2016 21:19:48 EST Treadmill running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6104472 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/58432bc2-1a36-4559-b319-762e6303c0c8.jpg"> <BR> Running on the treadmill is hard. I'm faster outside. I can't wait for earlier sunrises! Short run today so I would have time for abs and legs too. Keep sparkling! Thu, 25 Feb 2016 09:39:57 EST Every step you take http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6103997 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8cb7f8a3-e63e-4218-b3e9-7f80f4bbc630.jpg"> <BR> Gets you closer to where you want to be. Wed, 24 Feb 2016 18:35:19 EST 150 day streak! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6102036 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76ea4d5f-fcb6-4905-8144-b71de9ee97c4.jpg"> <BR> That's a record for me and proof it can be done. Daily tracking even when I'm not eating well helps me maintain my goals. If I can do it, you can too! Mon, 22 Feb 2016 12:08:25 EST Run streak day 44, no sugar day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6099697 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b184972e-b9c4-43cf-8d21-3717e710531a.jpg"> <BR> Today I'm tired, got to bed too late because I have a paper due. No motivation. But I know I must keep my run streak going. So one very slow mile today. RSD 44. No sugar day 3 complete! I survived a birthday party yesterday. This no sugar challenge has been easier than my one before valentine's day (see previous blog) saying no thanks has become a good habit. Fri, 19 Feb 2016 09:37:13 EST No Sugar Challenge: Who's with me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6096929 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d030f83a-3ce8-4c7f-9016-9ae82fcf9656.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I made it January 4 to February 13 (40 days) with no sugar/junk/trigger foods and no alcohol. During that 40 days I learned that I can say no. Not just no but not until Valentine's Day. Having a goal day was really helpful. So I'm doing it again because I need to learn to live with less sugar. I need to say no more often because every time I say yes to these foods my other fitness goals... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 23:14:22 EST Emo eating. Kummerspeck. Not today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6092859 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b62d4b88-9d56-4911-b531-a5e61691c1b1.jpg"> Current mood=hungry I know hungry isnt a mood really but all I want to do is eat my feelings right now.ý So how am I really feeling.ý Im tired from lack of sleep.ý Im tired of crisis.ý Im tired of drama.ý Im tired of stress.ý Im stressed. Today is day 38 of no sugar (candy, pastries, cakes) and no alcohol and say no is easier than in the first few days but it is still a challenge.ý Withý the ran... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:28:24 EST Sugar free & running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6073604 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7aedb0fe-a275-4e25-92a4-61a627aaa7fd.jpg"> Sorry about the photo...sp app is having issues with photo upload. I run because I like to eat. Today was not fun, running on the treadmill after 3 days on the road was hard. Vertigo is worse in the morning so there was that too. I had planned on doing an hour but twas not to be today. Did my arm workout and 2 :60 planks. 1 mile to keep the streak going. Streak day 13. On another note, I tried a g... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:49:58 EST Just keep going! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6042839 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/691c50f4-f95a-4710-a9e8-225760fcf079.jpg"> Proud moment today. I'm on again off again with running and Monday I started #RWRunstreak which is 1 mile a day until January 1. And today just happened to be global 5k day according to Runkeepeer. I ran my fastest 5k and mile today! #RWRunSteak day 6 for me and #Runkeeper #Global5kchallenge AND PR 5K at 34:46 and PR mile at 10:31 😎 Sat, 5 Dec 2015 17:38:07 EST Working my plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6030882 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3cd084ca-94fe-43d8-96de-8acbe901ecff.jpg"> It's amazing how simply laying out a plan can keep me going. I'd like to hit my goal weight by the new year but that isn't realistic anymore especially with the holidaze coming so...don't gain weight is my goal. Weight loss is welcome but I just don't want to gain any more. I'm working out now for the food I know I will eat in the coming weeks. Thu, 12 Nov 2015 09:29:50 EST The Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6027099 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ffde4e8-86d1-4820-82ce-00ff8a9dca55.jpg"> I came across a neat little fitness plan on instagram and loved it so I made my own. So there it is. Today is done. Run/walk 30 minutes every other day and strength train in between. I'm using 30 day plank and squat challenge to get started. Thu, 5 Nov 2015 09:04:38 EST Because why not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6022899 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6fbf5300-6a57-4c58-8b21-99031fcb2155.jpg"> Tracking my food is all I'm really doing still. I'm so not motivated. Really just wanted to share the funny. Wed, 28 Oct 2015 23:32:30 EST Today's tip=baby steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014999 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/818d4e59-384e-49ec-8463-f9c736979ce1.png"> Yesterday met my nutrition goals. Today I rediscovered that there's no point in exercise if I'm not controlling my food intake. So now that's my focus. Wed, 14 Oct 2015 15:40:09 EST Finding peace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012162 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/29133d05-5b5c-4f24-8aa7-9616831a9c00.jpg"> 4 weeks ago the #ButteFire began. My home was never threatened but my place of employment was evacuated and I was part of the crisis response team. Between the extra crisis hours and my school work on have really struggled. My emotional eating is out of control. Exercise has stopped. I'm exhausted, depressed (I think), and struggling with motivation. But this photo really hit home. I need to re-cent... Fri, 9 Oct 2015 12:15:33 EST Cupcakes and balance? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000302 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ed22d06a-0a26-4dbb-b11a-97d9b50ef3d0.jpg"> It's been 9 days since my last run 😕 I need to get back to it. Too many cupcake days. Very little balance here. It's hard when I'm stressed. We have been affected by the #ButteFire but only emotionally. That on top of my internship and school has made things extra stressful. I did get 2 workouts in thanks to the ladies at work. Starting this week meal prep plans resume. 150# by Jan can be done sti... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 14:20:49 EST running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994504 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c54834bf-16bb-4a64-9ccf-d6d7841ba10f.jpg"> I love it and hate it. I'm training for a 10k but have yet to sign up for one. It had been 7 days since I ran last. 3 times a week is my goal but some weeks it just feels like too much. I lose motivation. Everyone I miss a few days it sets me back. I was close to a 30 minute 5k but now I'm much slower 😕. But I haven't given up... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 01:07:42 EST again and again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5993291 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/10635713-32ad-484f-9d7d-67538a8885ce.jpg"> Isn't that the truth. That's all I really wanted to share. We all fall off and need to get back to it. As long as we come back to healthy we are making progress. Keep trying. You can do it. Tue, 8 Sep 2015 09:24:28 EST no sugar challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954226 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5dd62d62-9318-423a-849a-485e9f542e7c.jpg"> no sugar challenge! Today marks one week of no junk! I said no to chocolate chip cookies today and that's a pretty big deal for me. I should clarify that I'm not trying to be completely sugar free just candy and junk food free. I can eat a 2lb bag of jellybeans in one day with no problem. I'll eat 4 candy bars in the course of the day. It's an addiction for me and I need to control it so I don't e... Thu, 2 Jul 2015 00:35:21 EST I should be running right now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936686 My dilemma is getting my schedule right. I was up too late finishing an assignment last night in part because I didn't use my time wisely last weekend. Then there was life this week that also threw my plans for homework off. So I'm behind. And I'm tired. 5.5 hours of sleep isn't enough to get up early and run before class at 8 today. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3f372ab9-4503-4833-9cbb-f514ba0c0cef.png"> Maybe an evening run is in order. I don't usually run in the eve... Sat, 30 May 2015 09:41:55 EST Making Plans for a 10k! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936408 I used to want a fitbit surge but after joining a facebook running group it appears that Garmin is the the best running gadget. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19702f0a-99a8-4476-ad14-028e88384fd7.png"> Today I also learned about a local 5k coming up that is on a day I can go. I'm excited because I think signing up for a race will help motivate me again. I need to get my schedule locked down better. Summer is here and the sun is up early enough or me to get a good long run... Fri, 29 May 2015 18:48:12 EST Dieting: What I've learned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919755 My weight loss journey really began in 2002. I have had many ups and downs and I struggle with it still today but I thought I'd share what I have learned from the various diets I have tried or read about. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l286594903.jpg"> <BR> Weight Watchers. There are so many calories in food! I really had no idea how much I was consuming. Weight watchers helped me understand healthy eating and healthy choices. I learned the point system and t... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 15:12:07 EST Finally Friday (almost) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874784 I had a jam packed stress filled week and I've finally made it to the end. I have been successful in my daily goals and feel good about this weeks weigh-in on Saturday. I'm tired but proud. My job interview went well. Now I just wait for the results. My perpetual headache is still simmering in the background but with the reduction in stress it's getting better. I have the weekend to study and get my class work done. Tomorrow is rest day. I will still walk to get my steps in which is what... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 22:50:37 EST I did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874178 This morning I achieved my first 35 minute jog without walking!! I'm so proud of me. I've worked very hard to get here. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1788277392.jpg"> <BR> (Warm up and cool down are included in my time.) <BR> <BR> Another very positive I did it event...People are noticing and commenting about my progress. The last 6 weeks or so I've been very consistent with eating and exercise and it shows. People keep telling my how good I look and that feels ... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 23:24:56 EST 7 days junk free! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872103 Not feeling so good today. I've had a very emotional day. But I controlled my eating. <em>244</em> Ending day 7 of no junk food. <BR> <BR> I couldn't workout today. I didn't get up early enough this morning. I tried to workout this afternoon but I couldn't stream the video I had planned to do because my Internet sucked <em>28</em> and I've been experiencing a head change...feels like I've had a couple drinks but haven't. <BR> <BR> Today just sucked. I'm ready for it to be over. ... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 21:29:05 EST sometimes I get on the scale at night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871546 Because it makes me happy to see an evening weight that's lower than where I've been stuck for so long! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1054983090.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know it's not just about weight. I've had plenty of non scale victories. People are noticing my weight loss. I feel thinner. I'm seeing definition in my arm and legs. It feels good. <em>104</em> Sat, 7 Feb 2015 23:36:54 EST 10k steps on rest day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870853 <BR> Today is my rest day. I’ve been doing this for a while and when I get to rest day I’m not really sure what to do with myself. Walking is often my crosstraining to running. Yesterday I walked on the treadmil and met my goal of 10,000 steps. With today being a rest day, do I not get on the treadmil and walk? I didn’t this morning and enjoyed the extra 30 minutes in bed <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> I did take a small walk break at work but I feel like I should still get my 10k steps in. ... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 18:47:16 EST dessert redefined http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870209 Last night I was starving. I was really hungry. It was an all-day thing really, I just couldn’t shake it. I made it through the day with my usual snacks and a couple extras. Maybe I miss tracked some foods because at the end of the day I still had 150 calories to spare. Now, I’ve managed to make it 3 full days without bingeing on candy or blowing my calories with sweets at the end of the evening. Last night I was starving. My family was enjoying a tray of brownies. My husband was cuddli... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 17:49:36 EST making time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868462 Sometimes making time for fitness is difficult. After years of struggling I'm finally getting up early to make it happen. It's not always easy. Some days I have to talk myself out of bed. Most days I start that talk before I go to sleep. I sometimes sleep in workout gear and I always get my stuff together the night before. Sparkpeople article that I read this morning that reminded me how far I've come http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/f<BR>itness_articles.asp?id=1675 Tue, 3 Feb 2015 08:28:57 EST yay! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867947 I'm so excited to discover I can blog from the sp app! I don't know how long this has been available. I'm super stoked! I've got 30 days of fitness routine under my belt. I'm working hard at keeping that streak. I have over 700 consecutive meals logged (different app) and I'm feeling good most of the time. I did get super stressed on Wednesday/Thursday and ate an entire bag of Pepperidge Farm cookies and a soda. I need to get that under control. I tried distraction. I tried gum, tea, breat... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 13:54:11 EST I'm all talk..quick update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147841 I'm working full time. Have gained back most of what I lost...was at 182 point something this AM. Dont' get much PC time to blog or track but I'm working on it. Tues/Thurs quick gym trip. Meals= more lean protein less bad carbs. <BR> <BR> Step one....Coffee out of the picture...too much extra sugar and unnecessary dairy. Tea instead. Meals breakfast-eggs and veggies with fruit. Lunch chicken Caesar with fruit/vegs on the side. Dinner turkey noodle soup.... <BR> <BR> Here I go...again Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:08:35 EST I am an athlete... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5026162 ...at least I used to be. <BR> <BR> <em>132</em> Playing softball left me wanting more. Although I did notice that when game time came around, I was looking for an excuse not to go. I'd go anyway, have a great time, and wonder why I didn't want to come in the first place. <BR> <BR> This is a reoccurring theme in my fitness life. I bet you have seen it in yours too. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l10795394.jpg"> <BR> <BR> But sometimes knowing the truth... Wed, 22 Aug 2012 10:26:46 EST Why “I Don’t Have Time” is a Big Fat Lie... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4997294 I found this on a fellow SP friend's blog. It really is a MUST READ article. You'll be glad you took the time, I promise! <BR> <BR> <link>www.nerdfitness.com/blog/2012/07/26/<BR>priorities/ </link> <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Aug 2012 23:54:31 EST Challenges and solutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4996273 Oh dear it's been awhile. <BR> <BR> I finally got over the vertigo and then pulled my quads. I've been down and out and lost my momentum. <BR> <BR> I also realized that the kids being gone changed my momentum. I had all this free time and didn't even use it to my advantage. <BR> <BR> I went to the gym yesterday for the first time in a while. I realized going to they gym was me time. I get to drop the kids off at childcare and have me time! I didn't need me time when they were gone and... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 11:39:11 EST fake health food to the untrained eye http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4985033 Changing plans sure throws me for a loop. <BR> <BR> We are in Reno today. I knew we would be but it wasn't until last night that I learned we'd be leaving in the morning. <BR> <BR> By the time I got things packed and ready to go, hubby wanted to get on the road. OK I wanted to fix breakfast real quick but hubby wanted to grab something on the road. UGH. OK. <BR> <BR> 2 and a half hours later we finally stop at Jack in the Box. I did pack an apple but by this time I was starving! Hu... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 15:15:24 EST Foods for thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4983712 I have been experimenting a lot with food and learning about food recently. <BR> <BR> Wild rice, I've discovered that it is very good! I cooked it in the rice maker with chicken bullion (I know too much salt) but it was really good. The leftovers went really well with fresh veggies and some beans. We don't have a microwave so I have to get creative while trying to reheat foods. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l216069419.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Quinoa. I have no idea what t... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 18:45:30 EST still woozy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4982966 I still have the feeling of being on a boat in rough water. I don't know what it is but it's annoying. I always goes away after about a week so I should be feeling better in a couple of days. <BR> <BR> Fitness minutes: 0 since Thursday. Maybe I'm just making excuses but I'm scared to go to the gym feeling like this. I wanted to go to Zumba this morning but I am concerned I'll fall over. LOL <BR> <BR> Food: This is the first weekend in several weeks that I didn't track all my food. I mad... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 10:10:53 EST Picking myself up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4979074 I neglected to mention yesterday that while I was wallowing in my uh...despair and not feeling good Wednesday, I did take time to pamper myself. I did a full body mud mask, took a bath, and gave myself a pedicure. <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> But I didn't really feel better after that. <BR> <BR> I didn't make my class at they gym yesterday either. I felt like such a slug, literally, I was slow moving and down. <BR> <BR> I went to my sisters house and vented a little with her. Then I played ... Fri, 20 Jul 2012 10:53:11 EST Feeling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4977803 Yesterday, no exercise. I wasn't feeling right. I don't feel sick but I just don't feel right. <BR> <BR> This morning I felt ok but now I'm feeling off again. <BR> <BR> I think it might be a combination of a lot of stressors in my life. <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> Hubby's job stress. That's all he talks about and it's not pleasant to hear your hubby tell you he's a failure. I support him as much as I can which is considerably draining. <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> On going custody battle with... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 13:02:58 EST Eating out and the real food pyramid. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4975400 Today I wrestled with going to the gym in the morning and then going back again in the afternoon for my Zumba class. I wanted to do some strength training this morning but decided to get the groceries I needed instead. I figured I could do my strength training before or after Zumba. <BR> <BR> My busy day went well. I had lunch out with a friend I haven't seen in years. We ate at Daphne's. I'd never been there before, they have excellent salads. <em>368</em> <BR> <BR> Later in the day... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 23:46:40 EST MAKE TODAY A GREAT DAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4972756 At the fair, healthy foods are there, you just have to look though the junk. I didn’t buy food at the fair but I did see fresh fruit cups, steamed artichokes (or fried ewe). <BR> <BR> They had a huge garden there too. We walked thought the garden collecting stamps from various stations. At the wended we were rewarded with a piece of free fresh fruit! YAY! <BR> <BR> Beverages was an issue too. I brought my water cup, I always have my cup. <em>91</em> Hubby wanted lemonade to drink. ... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 11:43:10 EST