FREIDASTUPKA's SparkPeople Blog FREIDASTUPKA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I am back, (again)! I am back and so happy to be here,again. I have really missed you all, so much. Well, it is sad to say that I gained a substantial amount of weight, but, it will not get me down. I am already starting to lose it. It has proven one point to me, which is, Sparkpeople really works. The support you find here, you really don't find elsewhere. I have gone to different places, and paid a lot of money, and never felt the support that I feel here. I truly believe that you are all my friends, ev... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 07:32:00 EST I miss you all sooo much Well, I have taken some time off, due to the death of my computer. I am using my daughters iPad today to send you all a message. Please bear with me, as I find it very difficult using this iPad. But, I am grateful. I have gained a ton of weight and try to get motivated, every day, but I tend to lose my motivation,by mid afternoon. I am disappointed with myself! The past 6 months have been quite stressful, my husband of 33 years became quite ill and I was so af... Wed, 15 May 2013 07:48:01 EST AND THEN LIFE HAPPENS Hello all you lovely Sparkpeople, whom I dearly love and respect. I was so proud of myself, finding what works for me. You were all very generous with your awesome comments, singing my praises, it was great! I love you and thank you all from the bottom of my heart. <BR> I don't want to say I blew it, but, I am disappointed in myself. I could not physically manage only 20 g of carbs, so I had to increase it a little, which is fine I know. I found myself with very low blood sugar, and t... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 09:10:25 EST I HAVE FOUND WHAT WORKS FOR ME. Good morning all you wonderful Sparkpeople out there. I have been very busy this past week trying to find what really works for me. I guess you could call it soul searching. Well, I found it! I have decided to go low carb, Atkins. I have done it in the past and had great success, however, I went back to old habits. That was my own fault, I just made up every excuse in the book, how deprived I was, yada, yada, yada. <BR> <BR> Well, I did start it, three days ago, and I have lost 6.... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:56:23 EST Good Morning Sparkpeople Well. good morning to all you lovely Sparkpeople out there. I hope and pray you are all well. I am great this morning. Last week, or so, I don't know, time just seems to fly, lately. Anyway, I did a Kickboxing video and I couldn't move for about a week after that. I did contact my doctor and she told me to take it easy for a while to see if the pain would subside, and it has. I suffer withh chronic pain, but lets just say my pain is at a level I can tolerate, soooooooo, today I will g... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 06:48:09 EST Something great has happened today! Something great has happened, today, which makes me very happy. Let me start by saying that the past week or so, I have experienced a great amount of stress, depression, and ( for lack of a better word) "blahs". I was really down and it showed in how I took care of MYSELF. Not cool! But, last night I received an email, from a Sparkfriend which merely stated "how are you doing?' That really touched me. It touched me so much, I got to thinking about why I let things get to me. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 10:59:37 EST 2013 is going to be the best year ever, for all of us! I truly feel that 2013 will be the year for all of us. I have a good feeling going into this year and intend on keeping that feeling. I have decided that I will allow no one, to ruin this feeling. Believe me, I know they will try, But it is up to me to let it roll off my shoulders. Life is to short to analyze everything, and to get upset. You never know what is around the corner. So, all my dear Sparkpeople I wish you all a very Happy New Year, and I pray, most of all that everyone is s... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 17:46:46 EST Excuses, excuses, excuses. The past week or so, it seems that the most exercise I got was to think up new excuses not to exercise. It started, 'I have a backache", "I am so busy", etc. When really all that happened was I talked myself into a slump. And now I feel tired, cranky and overwhelmed. Yes, we all fall into these these little traps, which we create ourselves, and by the time we realize it we try to dig ourselves out, but we can't find the "shovel" and that is when we find someone or something to motivate u... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 04:12:55 EST Looking for Sparkfriends I have been to find buddies who share the same interests with me, but I can't seem to figure the computer stuff very well. Now, lets see, I have at least 130 pounds to lose, I love to sew, knit, crochet and I love. love to quilt! I am 63 years old, physically, but I remain young at heart, which sometimes annoys my family, but it keeps me young. Freida Wed, 19 Dec 2012 16:49:12 EST Please don't think I am rude. I was kind of tired and bored this evening, so I decided to go thru SP and explore. So, I figured I would start with my Sparkmail. Well, I have been going through and reading my emails but tonight I really took a good close look and saw that I had messages dated back to 2009. For all of you I have never answered, I want to apologize. I never saw the messages. I had taken a long break for one reason or another and then I rejoined in September, and my computer broke, so I never really sta... Wed, 12 Dec 2012 21:02:27 EST