FAIRYFANTASY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FAIRYFANTASY FAIRYFANTASY'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/ i dont like this pic. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574640 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l745056321.jpg"> <BR> i dont like this pic. my clothes are baggy and they make me look bigger than I am. however it does serve as inspiration to work toward a better body for the spring clothes that will be coming out soon. also had to shop for underclothes this week. those big mirrors in dressing rooms are harsh!! Sun, 29 Dec 2013 13:08:56 EST grocery store visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573770 tuna, eggs, string cheese, pizza flavored cheese, pretzels, salsa, low fat salad dressing, mayo, and sour cream. fat free refried beans. first visit to grocery store to get started on my new life. i am surrounded by junk food so I have an extra challenge to change to healthy eating. I can do this! Sat, 28 Dec 2013 12:28:37 EST 181.5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4904560 181.5 today i went hiking. I increased my water before the hike. ate out and stuck to my diet. so good going for me! think I will add the tote back to my day at the beach since it was major for me to stick with the diet. Wed, 30 May 2012 15:27:18 EST sparkgoodies to self http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4902298 I am going to select a goody to gift myself with for each step of the journey. starting today i will be working to earn all the goodies for a day at the beach. todays treat a beachball <em>141</em> Tue, 29 May 2012 08:36:04 EST advice to me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4902290 okay i will help to push you to the goal. first order of business. how much water are you drinking? sometimes we eat when we are really thirsty and water can fill you up. so for today give yourself permission to snack 20minutes after every 20 oz of water. flavored water helps.drinking the water can refocus you and in the 20 minutes you might decide not to have that snack. Tue, 29 May 2012 08:32:28 EST 181.5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4902245 181.5 losing it by the points. slow but steady. reminder drink lots of water. . get some more exercise in. walk walk walk. this continues to be a struggle but stay in the fight. think how good you will feel in dec 6 months and 30 lbs to go! Tue, 29 May 2012 07:52:23 EST bye 184 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4900760 when the scale seemed broke at 184.1 i looked at what was happening and what I could do. so I got a bigger glass. and drank more water. it was easy because the glass was only a couple of ounces bigger but those few extra sips really added up. and bye bye 184. hello 182. but 182 dont take a seat cause you wont be here long. I am going to give you the boot ( hiking boot lol) too. <em>253</em> Mon, 28 May 2012 07:03:35 EST water did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4899636 183.0 yes! bye bye 184 you have overstayed your welcome! Sun, 27 May 2012 07:37:05 EST .1 is gone !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4898841 weight today 184.0 i know it was just a .1 but it is gone yeah!! Sat, 26 May 2012 12:50:08 EST .1 is driving me batty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4897631 I stepped on the scale to see 184.1 again today. .1 dang why want it go away? plan for today use a bigger glass to get more water in. maybe then that .1 will disapp.ear. keep moving forward Fri, 25 May 2012 13:01:04 EST moving down the bmi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4895689 i mved down the bmi chart from obese to overweight. wow! i have been hovering at the border for years. now lets get to the middle of overweight. keep moving toward goal. good job me!! <em>306</em> Thu, 24 May 2012 07:50:50 EST encourgement needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4888303 please send me encouragement. I feel like I have spent my whole life trying to reach a goal weight and be healthy. with two skinny siblings and a skinny spouse I feel all alone in this battle. lose 10lbs, gain it back. enough already! thanks Sat, 19 May 2012 08:53:36 EST 05 17 -12 restart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4885153 starting again. I have been in maintaince for a while now it is time to get started again goal 30 lbs. i can do this!! Thu, 17 May 2012 05:12:28 EST sweating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3487839 went to gym this morning 30 mins on treadmill@ 3.5 mph. good start. Sat, 31 Jul 2010 08:49:32 EST joined a gym cause it is hot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3486365 it is so hot i have been letting myself slide. enough of that i joined a gym <BR> current stats <BR> 185lbs <BR> bust 41 <BR> waist 35 <BR> hips 47 <BR> okay going to check out exercise to do at gym. i cant afford a personal trainer so sparks is going to have to train me. any ideas? Fri, 30 Jul 2010 17:05:31 EST hot summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3337906 it is such a hot summer that it has been hard to eat. maybe i will lose some weight. Tue, 15 Jun 2010 18:45:01 EST i have a new computer and moving toward tomorrow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3232078 i got a new laptop for my birthday! now i can go online more often, with all the resources available today it makes me wonder why more people are not trying to improve their health. i have a couple of people at work that are obese and not doing anything but complaining about being sick. why? i have always had weight issues but i always try to keep the weight under control. now more than ever i want to live to be 100. get up get moving toward a better tomorrow. also a big thank you for all th... Sat, 15 May 2010 10:34:00 EST less of me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3123965 there is 2lbs less of me. i went hiking today. we saw a blue heron. they are beautiful birds. Thu, 15 Apr 2010 18:30:05 EST frustrating scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3117404 i know i should worry about day to day changes on the scale, but why doesnt it go down? i want to be skinny and i want it now. ok tantrum over. i need to start recording my food intake and watching the diet. i am on vacation next week so when i return on sunday i am going to sit down and look over my food lists and make out menu choices before i go to grocery store. Wed, 14 Apr 2010 07:48:13 EST was good today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3116135 another good day Tue, 13 Apr 2010 20:48:09 EST what i did today to change my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3111695 today i met all my exercise and diet goals. i love when i do that. night sparks Mon, 12 Apr 2010 20:02:26 EST my prince charming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3105956 i am off to work after walking outside all morning. it is a beautiful day today. my hubby told me my behind was not blocking as much of the sun today. he is prince charming in disguise. lol Sun, 11 Apr 2010 13:14:57 EST tgif http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3101297 tgif long day a work see u tomorrow Fri, 9 Apr 2010 22:32:58 EST success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3096933 Success! i lost 2 lbs this week. i found the heels i want. now i just have to get this weight off so i can earn them. i know i could just go buy them but these are some really wicked heels that i will probably never wear except when i am feeling really naughty and them just in the house. but the feeling they give will be worth the effort to slim down and look the way the shoes make me feel. got to go get in an exercise tape before bedtime. later sparks. Thu, 8 Apr 2010 19:06:53 EST GOALS AND REWARDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3092600 180- NEW PAIR OF SHORTS <BR> 170- NEW PAIR OF HEELS <BR> 160- STONE MOUNTAIN SEASONAL PASS <BR> 150- WHITE WATER PASS <BR> 140- SHOPPING SPREE FOR NEW CLOTHES. <BR> <BR> I HAVE TO STICK WITH THE PLAN BECAUSE I WILL FREEZE TO DEATH WEARING SHORTS AND HEELS IN DEC. IF I DILLYDALLY AROUND WITH THIS WEIGHT LOSE. Wed, 7 Apr 2010 18:31:57 EST keep moving towards goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3088321 i am still moving toward my goals. even if i dont lose weight if i eat healthy i am successful. <em>41</em> Tue, 6 Apr 2010 19:11:16 EST REFLECTIONS ON WEIGHT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3084123 I WAS UP LATE LAST NIGHT AND I GOT TO THINKING HOW DID I GAIN THIS WEIGHT. WHAT DO I DO THAT MAKES ME GAIN WEIGHT. SIMPLE ANSWER I EAT TO MUCH. BUT IT IS REALLY MORE COMPLEX THAN THAT. I USE FOOD LIKE A DRUG. TO CHANGE MY MOOD. I DONT GRAB FOOD WHEN I AM HAPPY AND HAVING FUN. IF I AM OUT HIKING I DONT STOP FOR A CANDY BAR. NO I USUALLY OVEREAT IN RESPONDS TO THINGS GOING WRONG. SOMEONE YELLS AT ME OR HURTS MY FEELINGS AND I REACH FOR COMFORT FROM THE REFRIGERATOR. BUT WHILE I CANT CONTROL OTH... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 20:12:38 EST happy easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3079268 happy easter! the bunny was good to me. he brought a basket filled with eggs fruit 2 oz of dark chocolate and nail polish. such a smart bunny. then he spent the day grilling steaks and chicken for dinner next week. i love the support i am receiving this time around. how did you spend today? Sun, 4 Apr 2010 16:26:37 EST i am at peace. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3075940 as i write this blog i stopped to evaluate my mood. how am i? funny how life gets so busy so much responsibility that i do not often stop to think how i am doing. weight i worry about. health i worry about. but emotionally? my kids are grown and the grandson i was raising is back with his mom. that leaves me to think about the changes in my life. i love being a wife and mother. grannie too. but now it is time for me. where am i going. whats the next step? as i ponder on this i realize i do no... Sat, 3 Apr 2010 11:51:11 EST i need quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3074083 i need quotes for motivation <BR> <BR> one bite taste like the rest. <BR> the best exercise is pushing away from the table. <BR> tgif. Fri, 2 Apr 2010 19:12:02 EST black rock mountain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3070719 i hiked the tennesse rock trail at block rock today. it was a beautiful day. the only bad thing was the insects flying around. it was 75 and sunny. we saw 4 deer coming down the mountain. they were so funny when they stopped and stared at us like they were hidden behind the trees. we also saw a hawk soaring in circles when we stopped for a snack. get out and enjoy nature soon. Thu, 1 Apr 2010 20:30:04 EST wonderful wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3064488 its wed. so only one more day till i can go to the mountains. i need the time for hiking but also to relax. it is only two weeks til vacation. i think i will post on a message board to find out how other handle vacations. i dont want to go without a plan. mindless eating and i will regain the weight i lost. but i am planning so activities to stay busy. good wishes to all my spark friends to day. Wed, 31 Mar 2010 10:14:23 EST terrific tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3062258 worked out and stayed on track today. i am so proud of myself for sticking to this plan. i have almost stop drink dt coke and it wasnt one of my goals, lol i guess it is focusing on health choices that has me reaching for water instead of cola. i was a 3 liter a a day drinker so this has been a big adjustment. do you have a food habit that you are trying to quit? Tue, 30 Mar 2010 19:07:47 EST monday madness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3058108 monday madness means i spend 12 hours at work. today i unloaded a truck and put out freight with only a 30 min break. i wonder how many calories i burnt. i stayed on track with my healthy eating and drank water all day. have a great one sparklers. Mon, 29 Mar 2010 19:57:59 EST sleek sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3053180 sleek sunday means i do a dance dvd. i make sure the curtains are closed because i wouldnt want any of my neighbors to die laughing. i just dance and enjoy the music. i think how beautiful the dancers are. how graceful. then i think about how sleek i am becoming as i move. to realize that even at 190lbs i can still sway to the music and enjoy it as much as anyone else. i think i tend to place less value on myself so i am really looking for ways to appreciate myself. you do something special ... Sun, 28 Mar 2010 17:04:42 EST 190 break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3049147 you know how it is when there seems to be a setpoint of weight that you cant get past. well for the last year 190 lbs was mine. i just couldn't motivate myself to work on it long term. i would get close then back to the pattern of eating and not exercising. it is almost like i didnt want to go below 190. but today i did it. i should say this week because it was a week long effort. BUT I DID IT! 189 this morning now on to 179. and i will make it because of the support from each of you. tha... Sat, 27 Mar 2010 11:07:29 EST tgif http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3047358 today was a good day. i worked out and followed the clean eating plan. <em>43</em> tommorow i plan to walk before work. Fri, 26 Mar 2010 18:44:47 EST rain x3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3043146 i drove to black rock to hike today and it was raining when i got there. so i turned around and drove to oakwood and started to hike . i got about 1/2 mile and again it started to pour rain. but i didnt give up i went to the mall and finished my walk. then i went to lunch. i ordered the veg plate and so did my hubby. i was suprised to see the spark jump to him. he has never sat down to a meat free meal before today. Thu, 25 Mar 2010 16:39:05 EST HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE SCARE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3037223 I RECENTLY HAD MY BLOOD PRESSURE CHECKED AND IT WAS HIGH. SO HERE I AM READY TO BEGIN A NEW ADVENTURE TOWARD A HEALTHIER LIFESTYLE. <em>40</em> I WILL BE COMING ON LINE DAILY. Wed, 24 Mar 2010 09:29:05 EST if my life was a movie it would be a horror/comedy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1227397 after a very trying year i am ready to focus on my health. i have got to get fit because i am tired and depressed and getting lazier as i get older. this is not the life i ordered so i am going to change it. i started walking last year and it worked i just need to reach a few more goals. i want to be kicking up my heels on social security not sitting on the sidelines. i can do this. Sat, 24 May 2008 17:50:16 EST i cant do this alone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=499013 i cant do this alone. i have been trying to get back on track for months but i just dont seem to be motivated. well i am not going to let myself keep going with this nonsense. so here we go. please post and help me stay accountable. Wed, 4 Apr 2007 19:16:44 EST