FLORIDASUN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FLORIDASUN FLORIDASUN'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/ It's official...this Easter we are breaking away from the pack & going to Key West with friends! Y http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674135 <em>452</em> <em>453</em> <em>450</em> <em>448</em> <em>449</em> <BR> <BR> I LOVE <em>26</em> Easter! For the miracle of the biblical learnings...and also because when we lived back in snowy Iowa Easter marked the true hope that Spring was just around the corner. Also in days gone by...for the chocolate eggs and baby chicks! <BR> <BR> No more on the candy..I haven't had the least urge to even look at it since I started my Fast Metabolism Diet back in January. This diet r... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 08:27:18 EST Fast Metabolism Diet still perking along! Yummy Slow Cooker meal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672705 <em>334</em> This is me on day 93 of my Fast Metabolism Diet! This is the BEST and most balanced nutritional diet I've ever been on. You can't really CALL it a diet because you are CONSTANTLY and CONSISTENTLY EATING! <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Who in their right mind can argue with that? No me...for sure, for sure! <BR> <BR> I went through two cycles of the 28 day rotation where you ate in phases. Phase 1 - 2 days of healthy carbs, moderate protein, low fat meals. On these days you must ... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:17:08 EST 5 more days til I get my permanent new choppers! New consignment pics! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670319 <em>334</em> I'll be grinning ear to ear showing off my new EXPENSIVE pearly whites in about five days! Can't wait. <BR> <BR> The last pic I posted of the hubs and me had some serious issues with my smile. It was NOT pretty. And it was a chubbier image of the NOW...newer more slender me. I'm still plugging away on my Fast Metabolism Diet and managed to lose a pound this last week in spite of my less than 'sterling' efforts to follow the nutritionist Haylie Pomroy's advise to the tee... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:25:05 EST It can ONLY happen in a Florida court room! But happen it did! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669321 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l604768840.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So today the hubs and I would have rather been ANY WHERE other than where we were! I'm telling you...I'd even take the dentist's chair...for which I have to go back on April 17th to get my permanent new choppers and more work on my bottom teeth. <BR> <BR> As torturous as that little visit seems to be it will be pure heaven compared to marching yourself down to the courthouse in the 'la la land' of Lee County FL t... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:43:36 EST To all my sparkling friends...to attend or not to attend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668841 <em>24</em> This is me...all tied up in knots and frazzled with worry! I have trust issues as far as the legal system is concerned...and why the heck wouldn't I after 4 years of fierce fighting to save our beautiful home from foreclosure? <BR> <BR> We have encountered every crooked 'stacked against you' scenario the whole housing industry of corrupt bankers can cough up. <BR> <BR> We've had paperwork filed on our foreclosure from the now disbarred king of the foreclosure mill's attorne... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 09:15:56 EST Weird goings on...and the save our home fight heats up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667191 So...it's been a strange three days past. <BR> <BR> First I was taking out my soft contacts on Sunday night and a slight sliver of the left one was gone as I put it in my contact case. <BR> <BR> GONE! <em>40</em> A tiny little sliver off the radius...where the heck was it? I suspected in my eye somewhere! Because the contacts are soft...it's hard to get a true read on where it could have parked itself. The eye has a lot of nooks and crannies to it and try as hard as I could putting ... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 09:06:08 EST Thursday at 4:30 p.m. brings fear to my stout heart! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665753 <em>24</em> Have you ever feared something so profound to the life changes it will impact in your life that you dread the day, the hour, the situation from ever coming? <BR> <BR> That is me my friend..this Thursday at 4:30 will affect the hubs and my life in a VERY big way! <BR> <BR> It will most likely be our last dance in defending our home from the evil empire's gripe in Florida foreclosure action. It's been a long and fierce fight..but all fights do have a climax don't they? <BR> <B... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 14:25:47 EST The Fast Metabolism Diet...it makes me HAPPY! :-)) Observations...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663406 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1792995984.jpg"> <BR> <BR> See how I literally used to HIDE from the camera? Not fun times at all when you feel so overweight! <em>39</em> Here is the hubs and I on a cruise several years back. This day is SO clear in my mind. I felt sooooo miserable! Dressing up was no fun...I was constantly trying to hide myself! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l712474306.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Being a normally thin person...... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 11:12:34 EST I got some MAD cute clothes at the clothing exchange! Another pound down that's 22 to date...yip! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658137 <em>9</em> I'm still losing on the FMD...slower than before when I followed the Phase 1,2, 3, but staying on Phase 3 feels like a holiday for me! I can have a combo of good carbs, proteins and healthy oils and it is SO do~able! If I keep this up I should be at goal weight hopefully around Christmas. <BR> <BR> NOW...I COULD be pushing things forward a little if I'd move my tushie more...BUT I just don't seem to be able to do much more than 30-60 minutes of sustained exercise every day. I... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:28:00 EST Sunday, Sunday...why do you have to go by so quickly! A crazy busy week ahead! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654898 <em>410</em> Last night we celebrated a birthday for the ex-husband of one of the members of our dine in/dine out group. Don't ask...she still includes him in most everything the group does...with her new husband of course. <BR> <BR> Yep...in Florida they do things differently. I would never even THINK of going within 10 feet of my ex husband, let alone expect my new husband to go along with it...but evidently it seems to work okay for this threesome. Not to say that it isn't good to ge... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:42:54 EST The 'save our home fight' has my attention again FRONT & CENTER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653855 <em>18</em> I'm SO sick of the David fight's Goliath chapter of my life. It has been playing out for the last FOUR sorry years and it's energy sapping, mind numbing, soul stealing intrigue! <BR> <BR> I'm ready for a chapter that finally says...."AND...the little guy FINALLY prevails!" <BR> <BR> This my darling sparky friends is a one in a TRILLION chance! <em>24</em> As I told a dear sparky friend just this morning..it's just another classical example of the great American story...an... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:14:50 EST It's a good thing that I know how to check the court calendar...I'd never know what the heck is go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651594 <em>24</em> The 'save our house' fight is gearing up once again...the WORST possible news for me during such a crazy busy time at the consignment gallery. I'm adding a CeCe Caldwell Chalk and Clay paint to my inventory and clearing out the front section of our gallery so that I will have room for paint workshops. This is no small feat. I have 'STUFF' everywhere! I never can decline really awesome furniture and now I must! Sad face! <em>29</em> I need every inch of that 700 sf for pain... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 13:11:23 EST Chalk paint LOVE....and another pound down on P.3 of the FMD...woot woot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649054 Yesterday's workshop up in Tampa for new retailers was SO much fun! <BR> <BR> The hubs and I hit the road EARLY...about 6:30 a.m. and made it to Tampa with time to spare. Since I've gotten so much better about planned eating I had a nice breakfast of oatmeal, with turkey bacon, (nitrate free and my new fav) and fresh blueberries with a dab of coconut oil for my healthy fat. Most DELISH! And it really sticks to your ribs until snack time, celery with a little cashew butter and some nitrate... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 11:13:46 EST Tomorrow is my chalk paint workshop...big trip to Tampa in the wee hours of the a.m. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647726 <em>433</em> I will be a traveling' girl tomorrow with the hubs driving up to Tampa to attend my CeCe Caldwell Chalk paint workshop! Woo~hoo...it's been a long time coming! <BR> <BR> It always takes me a few months to ponder things before I decide to bite the bullet and GO FOR IT <em>530</em> I've thought about this endeavor for about 6 months or so. Knowing that it's a risk...but then isn't EVERYTHING in this business climate...I really hated to cough up the cash for the initial shipm... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 12:18:50 EST Butterfly background for my Ms.Eleni I miss her SO much! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646906 Spring is right around the corner and I wanted to change my page to something festive and representative...what better than a beautiful butterfly? <BR> <BR> I will never see another butterfly without thinking of my dear and beautiful friend Ms. Eleni who we lost a few months back. <BR> <BR> She LOVED her butterflies! Yes she did and she even drew some that I thought were absolutely awesome...she might still have them on her pic page. I go to her page every so often because I'm hoping to k... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 11:27:39 EST Hanging in on Phase 3 of FMD...this is SO much easier..but will I continue to lose..that's the ques http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646081 <em>24</em> This is my nervous face. I've transitioned through two 28 day cycles on the Fast Metabolism Diet. I did really great and lost a good 17-20 pounds...floating up and down on some days. But I count the 20 as a 20 because I held it for a good week and in my book THAT counts! <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> I knew towards the end of the second 28 day repeat that there was no earthly WAY I could do another cycle with my insane work schedule...BUT I want to keep losing another 30-40 poun... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:24:20 EST Yes...dear one's Florida IS a 'let's party' state! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643624 <em>236</em> It's so nice to have friends that want to be with you on your special days. We've heard from 3 separate sets of friends beyond our normal group to get together today for DH's birthday. <BR> <BR> But....he overdid it last night so he politely declined. I told you the group was a little crazier than usual last night...it's easy for that to happen once the wine and the other stuff...I don't even know what some of the guys drink...but it's some kind of hard stuff...beyond my i... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 13:41:02 EST Ai~yi~yi...this Saturday night group is somethin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643261 <em>20</em> Sooooo who likes to be the only sober one in a group of 20...step forward! <BR> <BR> That would be me...rather reluctant...but sober never the less! <BR> <BR> Sober and no bread and no dessert...my hubs favorite and mine too...peanut butter chocolate pie for his birthday! <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> But I was true to my own sweet self and the other wonderful sparkies~that I know are counting on me to be a good example on following The Fast Metabolism Diet. <BR> <BR> I've had ple... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 23:31:06 EST WHAT happened to this week...last time I looked it was only MONDAY...it's crunch time in FL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642426 <em>259</em> <em>67</em> Warm weather and sunny days have brought every single "I've HAD it with winter!" humanoid world wide to FL. I don't EVER remember seeing it this crowed in March. Maybe January, maybe February...but never this busy in March. <BR> <BR> Hey...I'm not complaining...we have been so busy at the consignment gallery that my days literally evaporate before my eyes. <BR> <BR> Of course this throws a BIG wrench in my FMD eating plan...many days for lunch I eat while I... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 20:10:17 EST A big heart felt thank you to all my sparky friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641287 <em>211</em> My last blog started quite a stir...so this time I'll try to be a little less controversial. I really don't mean to 'step in it' with my blogs...seriously...I don't ever mean to offend anyone. I respect that everyone looks at situations from their own perspective and I just blog along telling my own personal truths. Sometimes I might not be completely and fully informed on subjects but I still do have the personal freedom to blog about areas of importance to me and mine. <BR... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 10:55:54 EST We are all busy...but the FDA NEEDS to hear from us on this one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638345 <em>58</em> <BR> <BR> I like to stay informed on stuff. Especially stuff that affects my health and well being...and you know if I KNOW about something I feel that will be helpful to you as well...I'm CERTAINLY going to share it with you. <BR> <BR> Well...here's the latest from the good ole' FDA...after 20 years they are giving our food nutrition labels a new look. It's a step in the right direction. They are showing portion sizes that seem to be a little more reasonable as to what th... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 08:55:37 EST Day 49 FMD repeat cycle...busy day @ our consignment gallery~:-)) I likey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637088 <em>67</em> Today's weather was ABSOLUTELY the reason the hubs and I moved to FL in 1979! The weather was totally perfect...low to mid 70's nice crisp breeze flowing through our gallery...ahhhhhh PERFECT weather! I wish I could ship it to all of you...or better yet hire a plane to jet you all down here for a week or two! <em>535</em> <em>534</em> <em>536</em> <BR> <BR> We'd have a GOOD ole time...straight to the beach! <em>298</em> <em>67</em> <em>462</em> <em>141</em>... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 18:18:24 EST Day 47 on FMD coming to the finish line of 28 day repeat cycle :-)) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635960 <em>137</em> Call it the luck of the Irish...I'm sure there's some in my background somewhere but I'm coming up on the end of my 28 day FMD repeat. Will I do another cycle...no...it's just too time consuming on the cooking end of it and I know if I force myself to repeat again my Irish spirit will REBEL! <em>20</em> I'm just not hard wired enough to stick it out again. I may do the Phase 3 for awhile since that is the most balanced with the carbs and protein and a little healthy oil....... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:26:00 EST Day 46 on FMD..yesterday a comedy of errors diet day and still down a pound...huh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635252 <em>4</em> Anyone who reads my blogs and knows me by now knows I LOVE <em>26</em> to eat. You also know that I'm very social and lots of my social world revolves around friends...and you GUESSED it FOOD! <BR> <BR> Now one would think that since I've been doing The Fast Metabolism Diet for 46 days that I would pretty much have the certain Phases and foods for those phases down by now. <BR> <BR> NOPE...yesterday purely attests to that! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was Wednesday and I am always i... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:17:53 EST What's the point of a monster screen she asks her DH...if the stuff on it is still weenie size? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634292 <em>20</em> Soooo here's my question. We got our new Mac and at DH's insistence got a monster size (well to me) screen 27". It's overkill to the ninth degree...but you know MEN and their toys. <BR> <BR> But...we've adjusted the font to a larger size and that is fine...but when I spark my background is eye blowing size and my spark page and my comment boxes are still weenie size. <BR> <BR> Oh sure...DH showed me how to use the button to make the information larger so the screen isn't... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:24:26 EST Half way through the FMD plan repeat! Day 14! I'm DOING it! Dine in group survived! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631633 Hi Sparklies...I survived my turn at hosting a dine in dinner for 18 motley crazies last night! <BR> <BR> AND I did NOT break my FMD plan...NOR revert to guzzling wine...holy tomatoe...I'm SO proud of me~self! <BR> <BR> With this group of crazies...who by the way ALL love to have their numerous glasses of wine or Jack or Grey Goose..this is becoming somewhat of a miracle for me! <BR> <BR> The first few hours aren't too bad...but once everyone gets 'lit' and they certainly do if they know t... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:15:14 EST Day 13 of FMD repeat 41 days in....wow...I'm STILL doing it! Dinner tonight for 18...WOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630738 <em>24</em> I have to tell you my sparksters...this week has been a MAJOR challenge to remain on my FMD. I've almost given up on it TWICE! <em>28</em> But at the last minute I remembered how my dear amigos who are on it with me are probably struggling also and it's one for all and all for one...so you keep on keepin' on! <BR> <BR> DH has been on a BIG driveway so he's been unable to be at the consignment gallery...so it's been me, myself, and I...and we've had some big items come in tha... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 10:21:23 EST Another fine howdy do...'season' in FL...noooo fun! Day 8 of FMD repeat 36 days total..whoop da! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626422 <em>29</em> Another fine howdy do in FL during the crush of tourists and snowbirds! <BR> <BR> Securing dental services when needed. <BR> <BR> You'd think we'd get a pass to go to the front of the line like we do at our fav restaurant Mel's Diner. As a full time resident we SHOULD get a little somethin' somethin' for toughing out 102 degrees with 100% humidity at 6 a.m. round the clock from May-October! <em>527</em> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> I mean everyone thinks...you lucky... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:30:14 EST Day 7 FMD repeat 35 days total..ANOTHER pound down...WHAT? Shocked face! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625509 <em>410</em> This is me doing the happy FMD dance! <em>335</em> I lost a pound yesterday for my Teddy Bear challenge weigh in and just because I was feeling pretty smug this a.m. and wanted to make sure it 'stuck' I stepped on that bad boy scale again. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Eureka...another pound down! Holy tomato..this makes a total loss of 15..or is it 16 now pounds down since I started my new Fast Metabolism Plan 1/13/14! <BR> <BR> Okay...I know I'm gushing here..but wowie...can... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 12:03:13 EST Tipping a toe back into our Friday/Sat. nite group event~15 pounds DOWN on FMD day 34..YIP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624722 <em>192</em> <em>24</em> I used to DREAD my Saturday morning weigh ins for my Teddy Bear Team on our 5% weight loss challenge. Just really cringe at the fact that I had to face my arch enemy meanie man scale~meister. <BR> <BR> I'd fidget and stall and find ways of thinking I was going to get a different number if I just stepped back on for the 10th time! <em>20</em> Didn't work...his digital numbers always rolled right back to the same...disappointing number. Sometimes I'd even mo... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 11:57:43 EST Day 5 of round two repeat FMD~Valentine's Day special FMD meal planned! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623925 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1605379352.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Valentine's Day my wonderful sweetheart sparkies~! <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> I get today 'off' from the consignment gallery so that I can shop for a special Valentine's meal that complies with my Fast Metabolism Diet plan. We usually brave the masses of people that go out to eat for Valentine's Day...but not this year. It's romance and candlelight at home! <em>212</em> <BR> <BR> Sounds...SUPER yummy! ... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:44:46 EST Day 4 FMD of repeat cycle...it's still all good. Awesome new consignment pics! :-)) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623052 <em>29</em> I NEED more space! Our consignment gallery is bursting at the seams and I just have the hardest time declining BEAUTIFUL stuff. We have about 3,000 sf and that should be enough...but it's NEVER enough for display. I don't want to be like the other consignment stores that stuff stuff in willy nilly and customers can't see a thing because it's all so smooched together. But I get it...they can't decline items either. It's the nature of the beast. <BR> <BR> Last night we went ... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:09:03 EST Day3 of round 2 on FMD...another pound down...WHOOP DA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622201 <em>334</em> Happy FACE! <BR> <BR> Another pound down the crapper! <em>104</em> That's a total of 14 pounds lost in 30 days...how do ya like them apples? <BR> <BR> It's all due to The Fast Metabolism Diet...eating REAL food in REAL time. Opps...I have to go grab my protein snack as of this moment! I'm bad about getting my snacks in on time and if I don't it runs into lunch and then into dinner. You can't skip ANY foods so if you don't get the hang of spacing things out properly you a... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 11:23:24 EST Day 2 of Round 2~FMD...still loving it...getting better at being organized! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621090 <em>4</em> I've got to tell you sparklers..if you LIKE to eat..and who doesn't otherwise we wouldn't be here...I've got the diet for YOU! <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> I have NEVER ate so much and been so full and still lose weight...EVA...NEVER...EVA! <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> I feel like I'm cheating...all day LONG! <BR> <BR> Breakfast: (within 30 minutes of waking up) in the beginning this was HARD for me...I'm NOT a breakfast person. I used to make a bee line straight to the coffee pot and ... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 08:34:03 EST The Fast Metabolism Diet completion~13 lbs down in 28 days eating like a HORSE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620232 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1995565446.jpg"> <BR> <BR> See that smile on me mug? Well...the Fast Metabolism Diet and it's wonderful author Haylie Pomroy put it there! <BR> <BR> I've completed the first go round of the 28 day metabolism reset diet and am starting the program anew. I don't know if I'll be able to hang in for the next full 28 day cycle but I'm going to certainly do my best in trying! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Losing 13 pounds has certainly motivated ... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 10:05:58 EST The FINAL day...of the Fast Metabolism Diet...I DID it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619641 <em>104</em> Let's hear if for ME! <em>236</em> <em>244</em> <em>242</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I've always been a starter...but rarely a finisher...it's what we creative types do. Big dreams, big inspiration, big plans....short attention span...pitiful and dismal follow through...to run over the finish line...nearly impossible! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Until NOW...the 62nd year of my crazy patchwork quilt of a life...I've done it...I've carried myself over the finish line o... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 17:43:17 EST Fast Metabolism Diet day 27 twelve pounds down...yip, yip, yippee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618550 <em>362</em> So I'm feeling pretty spunky this a.m. Hopped on the scale and eureka...12 pounds down! <em>192</em> <em>55</em> <em>104</em> It's a mini miracle of sorts...for me at least! My poor ole' insulin resistant body is finally realizing it's not going to be put through starvation, or caffeinated into oblivion anymore. <BR> <BR> It's starting to trust me and release the fat storage it's always held onto so fiercely. Our bodies do that when we deprive them of food. They go... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 11:04:07 EST My Missy Mac is ailing...I'm attempting my blog~hold your breathe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616624 <em>527</em> My Missy Mac is in a bad, bad way...she's been ailing for the past year or so and I think she's giving up the vapors. It might be time to bite the bullet and go Mac shopping. STICKER SHOCK! <em>40</em> My husband always has to have the biggest and the best in electronics...so it's coming out of HIS biz account! <BR> <BR> Good strategy right...he pays...I get to enjoy! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I'll have to save this blog as I go along...so if I get cut off mid sentence yo... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 07:51:50 EST A mighty short blog...my Mac is ailing! Day 24 of my FMD...woo~hoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615909 <em>234</em> My trusty Mac is NOT happy today! Not in the least bit is she happy! <em>29</em> She making groaning sounds that are faint but with my 'newly nourished with good foods ears' I can hear her saying...enough already. <BR> <BR> You TALK too much...with your fingers that is! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I've got this baby loaded down with pictures out the kazoo~she is full of blogs to the point of gut busting...well YOU know that already now don't you? <BR> <BR> I'm coming to t... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 12:32:24 EST Starting day 23 of FMD~feelin' great! New painting adventures forthcoming! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614856 <em>268</em> I don't know about you my sparkling friends...but I'm always looking for the NEXT big adventure! Maybe it's because I just need that new juzzsh~ in my world. Or maybe it's because I have a short attention span and love to go to something new and unfamiliar. <BR> <BR> I get all of this BEAUTIFUL vintage furniture in our consignment gallery. Stuff other places would easily turn away. But I see character in these pieces! Beyond that I think the whole premise of consignment i... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 10:20:23 EST Woo~hoo made it through Super Bowl with NO cheating..that's something BIG! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613711 <em>381</em> Yes we CAN. If we really get our head 'in the game' SuperBowl analogy here.. <em>250</em> we can get through events without doing damage to our integrity and acheive our long term goals. <BR> <BR> Now this is much easier if you aren't at a big party where bad examples and temptations abound. That's why this year the hubs and I elected to forego the hoopla and enjoy the game out of the comfort of our Laz-Z-Boys at home. I had a Sloppy Joe concoction that was in my Fast ... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 08:25:20 EST Woo~hoo 10 lbs down on FMD in 21 days! This plan is SO awesome it's da' BOMB! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612877 <em>321</em> Let's hear a big WOO~HOO and a WHOOP DA...for Bobbi Anne bear! <BR> <BR> Honestly...I know I'm bragging a little here and I might break my arm for slapping myself on the back in congrats. <BR> <BR> But dang it...I deserve it! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I weighed in for our goal of losing 5% Teddy Bear Challenge within a six week timeframe and I just KNOW I'm going to achieve it! I think my goal was to lose about 9.5 pounds. Yesterday I was 9 lbs. down today another pound GO... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 09:45:37 EST Yesterday was a wake up call on how your perspective can change in a milla~second! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611158 <em>27</em> Do you remember my blog of yesterday when I mentioned that it was rainy, and cold? I mean to say, rainy and cold by SW Fl standards. <BR> <BR> When DH left to go into the consignment gallery while I stayed behind to finish up paperwork the last thing I called out to him after our hug and kiss goodbye...was "Drive careful, when it rains like this people go nuts on the road, I'm hearing sirens up on US 41!" Whenever I hear a siren I always say a prayer for the people involved. ... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 12:26:06 EST TA ~DAH...look what beauty just came into our consignment gallery..woo~hoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5610100 <em>334</em> This is me when really COOL stuff arrives in our consignment gallery...I'm telling you it's JUST like Christmas to me! <em>446</em> The problem is finding space so that it can be displayed well...presentation is EVERYTHING in my book. <BR> <BR> That's why I've been hard at work on my FMD to make a better presentation of ME! <em>414</em> I'm working on becoming calmer in the hurricane of my active life, and more resilient to the things that I can't control but EVER thankful... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 10:43:32 EST More positive reports on day 17 FMD..this is the BEST plan eva for me! :-)) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609105 <em>104</em> I LOVE it when I can hold to my commitments! And as we all know our single most valuable commitment has to be to ourselves! We need our health and vitality to move through life in a positive way and to have the energy and optimism that good health gives us...makes everything so much easier. This healthy journey supports US...so that in turn WE can support those around us that we love and cherish. <BR> <BR> I've been on my diet plan for 17 days now and I've lost 8 pounds as ... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 11:25:21 EST Day 16 of the FMD~better energy lighter weight and better sleep..all GOOD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607984 <em>380</em> She says to herself with a smile! <BR> <BR> I've managed to wrangle my way through a completely FOREIGN way of new eating! And I've worked this new plan to the very BEST of my ability! It's working...very slowly...very subtly...but it IS working! <em>104</em> YAY me! <em>104</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Yes, I need to be more stringent about my water drinking 83 oz of water is a CRAZY amount to me to drink each day. That's about 5 (17oz) water bottles and that's a LO... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 09:08:03 EST My bumpy journey back to joy~~Day 15 Fast Metabolism Diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607005 <em>189</em> I've been doing LOTS of soul searching lately...lots of lightbulb moments on certain things that trigger reactions I'd rather not deal with but must. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a JAM PACKED day. We had to take the furniture we had picked up Saturday night over to the gallery to get it unloaded and placed so that DH would have the covered trailor we use empty for a construction job he has scheduled today. I HATE working on our one day off...but what are you gonna do? You just d... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 10:05:04 EST Sunday...wish it were my day off but too much to do! Day 14 FMD -7lbs. YIP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606075 <em>141</em> <em>416</em> Happy Sunday Spark~sters! <BR> <BR> Gosh...I LONG for a Sunday where I can just laze around with a cup of green tea and work on my jewelry...or just finish a GREAT book I'm reading now "The Goldfinch" by Donna Tartt. <BR> <BR> Being a lover <em>26</em> of words this writer has got it DOWN! <BR> <BR> But "rest isn't for the wicked...and the righteous don't need it" a favorite saying of my dear sweet momma who was a worker bee all of her 90 some years. <em>... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 11:21:51 EST Feelin' pretty proud of me~self today! Another pound down that's 6 lbs DOWN in 2 weeks...:-)) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605062 <em>213</em> Good Saturday a.m. my sparkling buds! I hope you are as pleased with your own little selves as I am today. <BR> <BR> I've been on this new Fast Metabolism Diet absolutely STUFFED to the gills at ALL times for the past 2 weeks. Food, food, and MORE food (all healthy, no additives, home cooked) and I have to say I'm still smacking myself on the head wondering HOW this works to eat SO much and still lose 6 pounds in 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> I haven't had this kind of success since... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 08:49:08 EST 12 days on the Fast Metabolism Diet...I think I'm getting this plan DOWN! :-)) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604181 <em>91</em> I'm doing pretty good on my FMD. If I fall short in any areas it's probably the water drinking requirement. I've successfully kicked my beloved Don Pablo coffee addiction to the curb and this was so much easier than I ever imagined possible. I mean Don and I were in a good long strong relationship! <em>106</em> I'd start the day with a fresh jolt of the freshly ground brew...poo poo breakfast, take my travel mug into work and continue the sipping. Skip lunch...easy to do... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 09:14:58 EST