GEORGIAGIRL26's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GEORGIAGIRL26 GEORGIAGIRL26'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/ 13 Ways to Stay Cool In Summer Weather, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936095 How are you all? I am doing fine. Can't believe its the last day of VBS. <BR> Seems like it just started. Been doing fine with the exercise. <BR> And been able to keep up with the 5 freggies a day. <BR> I am starting to walk some outside. Summer is here. <BR> There was a good article I read this morning. It shows 13 ways to stay cool. <BR> I say Amen! These are easy to follow. Definitely make sure you talk to your doc. <BR> And drink plenty of water and go inside when you get too hot. <BR> W... Fri, 29 May 2015 06:56:17 EST Be True to yourself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930597 Good morning everyone, I hope that you are all doing well. <BR> And that you have been having a good week so far. <BR> It is going fine for me. A little busy and a bit sore but good. <BR> As to the soreness it has to do with my BLC28 Team. <BR> It is a 12 week exercise program that focuses on being fit. <BR> And all those good habits. It is good that they don't focus on the scale. <BR> Plus, you can do it at your own pace. I am giving it my all!!!!!! <BR> About being true to yourself that is ... Tue, 19 May 2015 06:31:55 EST Encouragement and Forgiveness, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926173 Last Sunday we went over how Encouraging someone is a blessing. <BR> It helps you to take the focus off yourself and help another person. <BR> That is turn helps you feel better, or at least it does in my case. <BR> Yesterday was on Forgiveness how it is sometimes difficult but needed. <BR> For God forgave us of what we have done. So we should do the same to others. <BR> We read about Corrie Ten Boom who was in a Nazi Prison Camp. <BR> She was able to forgive one of the cruelest guards there.... Mon, 11 May 2015 07:00:33 EST 5 Food Mistakes Wrecking Your Workout, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920056 I found a good article that tells what you are doing to wreck your workouts. <BR> It is for both athletes and those who are exercising for whatever reason. <BR> I didn't know that you can keep up with bone density. <BR> And you needed to drink 16 to 24 Fluid ounces of water when your sweat heavy. <BR> You can pull it up by taking the link below, putting it in your browser, and hit go. <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutr<BR>ition_articles.asp?id=2003&page=2 <BR> I will be doing a few... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 07:11:29 EST My Goals and VBS, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916794 I am wanting to tell you a little about myself. <BR> I am 32, live in Georgia, and love helping others. <BR> However, I don't seem to be taking care of me. <BR> Its not that I don't want to its just that I don't hold myself in high regard. <BR> Sad but true. I suffer from over eating and being self conscious. <BR> That is the reason why I joined sparkpeople in 2009. <BR> I was close to weighing 200 pounds and not feeling good about myself. <BR> My mom Jeanut invited me and I have been a membe... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:25:58 EST Joining BLC Summer Challenge, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911592 Hi guys, how are you all? I am doing alright. <BR> Just waking up and trying to drink some coffee before I go. <BR> I was looking though the challenges for Summer and find the BLC one. <BR> It was listed on another Sparkers page and it looked interesting. <BR> So I wrote her and asked her how to join. She sent me the page yesterday. <BR> Read through it and took the quiz. Will take about 24 hours to get the invite. <BR> (Or training sheet can't remember which hone is it is). <BR> It will be ... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 05:53:47 EST Pink Slip, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907960 Well I no longer work for Wal-Mart. They claim I don't fit the job so back to drawing board. I am kind of sad and disappointed but I am going to make it. <BR> Just keep me in your thoughts and prayers guys. I really need it now! <BR> I thank you so much for all of your encouragement and support. <BR> If you have any advice feel free to share it. As for Chris and I we are doing good. <BR> Been together for 6 months now. Looks like we are doing VBS together this year. <BR> Hope you all have a g... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 21:31:38 EST Getting Others Involved In Exercise Goals, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900499 I just read a good article about how important it is to have an exercise buddy. <BR> Mike who is a writer for Spark people said that it helps both of you out. <BR> I am thankful to have wonderful Sp friends who have encouraged me. <BR> As well a wonderful family and boyfriend who is extremely supportive!!!!!! <BR> If you need a buddy feel free to add me! Have a good day guys! Holly <BR> <BR> Get Others Involved in Your Goals <BR> Don't be a Weight-Loss Loner <BR> By Mike Kramer, SparkPeop... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 08:22:14 EST Divine Desserts For One, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898601 I read a good looking recipe page filled with friendly desserts from dieters. <BR> I thought that I would share them with you and ask what is your favorite. <BR> (Thought that it would be good for Easter or whatever special occasion you have). <BR> I'm posting the article below hope you enjoy it: <BR> <BR> Divine Desserts For One, <BR> By Alicia Capetillo, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> It’s happened to all of us: The 13 x 9 pan filled with brownies calls to you. ''Eat me!'' it pleads. You ... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 06:53:11 EST Divine Desserts For One, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898600 I read a good looking recipe page filled with friendly desserts from dieters. <BR> I thought that I would share them with you and ask what is your favorite. <BR> (Thought that it would be good for Easter or whatever special occasion you have). <BR> I'm posting the article below hope you enjoy it: <BR> <BR> Divine Desserts For One, <BR> By Alicia Capetillo, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> It’s happened to all of us: The 13 x 9 pan filled with brownies calls to you. ''Eat me!'' it pleads. You ... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 06:53:09 EST Work and Food Logging, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897351 Wal-Mart has been going well so far. I am on day 6 or 7 of 90 day trail period. <BR> Hadn't had too many problems or set backs. (Never let someone open fingernail posith). <BR> No one saw me or anything but I think that one is a no no I Won't repeat it. <BR> Other than that things are going fine. Just trying to find a way to log my food. <BR> And not eat junk every time I turn around. On sales floor so can't chew gum. <BR> What do you guys suggest? Don't want to do anything that doesn't look ... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 06:04:12 EST Leaving Some Spark Groups, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888536 I am having a bitter/sweet week this week. Started Orientation from Wal-Mart yesterday. <BR> It went well. We took the ABC Alcohol Test (I am sure I passed). <BR> Don't have to sell alcohol but maybe helping unload it since I am a Sales Associate. <BR> Will be working Cosmetics all the way to Groceries. <BR> (Depending on the schedule and what they need help with that day). <BR> Don't have a schedule yet will get it after my training is over with. <BR> (Will be doing my computer based trainin... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 08:17:10 EST Working At Wal-Mart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886248 I just got a call telling me that I will be training in 2 weeks at Wal-Mart. <BR> Will be in the grocery department and I am so excited! Its an answer to prayer! <BR> Already gave my two week notice so March 10th will be my last day. <BR> Will miss them but I'm going on to better hours and the change for insurance. <BR> (That was the store I told you about I wrote the letter to and threw it away). <BR> If you missed it, look at the Let It Go blog from Feb. 17 and you'll know what I mean. <BR... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:35:49 EST Health and Fitness Boosters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880945 I read a good article that I wanted to share with you. <BR> It is how you can feel good in a matter of 60 seconds. <BR> Going to be attaching the link since it is 3 pages long. <BR> Hope that it helps give you guys a few ideas. <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/well<BR>ness_articles.asp?id=1557&utm_source=s<BR>parkpeople&utm_medium=email&utm_campai<BR>gn=best-of-sparkpeople <BR> Let me know what you think and what you'd like to try together. <BR> Be glad to try some of these with you.... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:07:37 EST Walking For Exercise, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878658 I have decided to walk for exercise and found out that I really like it. <BR> It is going ok so far. Haven't been able to walk the last two weeks. <BR> Been really cold and windy because of that front that's been blowing through GA. <BR> (That is Georgia US not Georgia Russia). Found a good article on walking today. <BR> It gives you 8 proper ways to walk. I copied the tips down for you guys. <BR> Just in case you wanted to know a little bit more about walking. <BR> <BR> The 8 Keys to Proper... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 09:50:17 EST Let It Go, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877208 Have you ever seen Frozen? It is cute, got that song stuck in my head this morning. <BR> What I was thinking of wasn't the song but something I did yesterday. <BR> I was in my room writing a letter to my Employer. (Which I didn't mail). <BR> It was therapy for me. Anyway it was explaining my reason for wanting more hours. <BR> I have been with Harvey's for almost a year. I love the customers and co-workers. <BR> However I have only been getting 3 hours one day a week. Which I am happy to have... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 06:58:16 EST Silence Your Inner Critic, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873659 Have you ever thought "Your Stupid" Nothing you do is right, or I'm fat????? <BR> If so you have trouble silencing your inner critic. I know I do. <BR> I have a You won't do anything right, why even try! etc <BR> However, I have realized I can't reach my goals or help others thinking this way. <BR> So I was happy today to read the Spark Article 11 Ways To Silence Your Inner Critic. <BR> I am attaching the article now for those of you who would like to read it. <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 07:08:34 EST Measuring after Super Bowl, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868936 How are you doing guys? I am doing alright. Just getting back on track. <BR> I had to get back into the habit of using my measuring cups. Those are helpful. <BR> Can't say I didn't fall of the wagon a little during the Super Bowl. I did. <BR> Had 5 mini rese peanut cups and some Rotel Dip. The dip wasn't bad. <BR> Kept it at a minimum. Yet, I think maybe a guacamole dip would have been better. <BR> Got to introduce that to my boyfriend and the kids. Maybe they will like it. <BR> Hopefully! ... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 20:38:53 EST The Boys and Exercise, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860103 Letting you know that the healthy snacks and water is working well. <BR> I lost 4.6 pounds plus I found out that I really like walking. <BR> It is a great way to relax, get exercise, and enjoy what God made. <BR> I am a lover of nature like change of leaves, birds, butterflies ect. <BR> Chris and I are getting along pretty well. Will be dating 4 months come February. <BR> He has two teenage boys. Alan (Lan) is 17 and Ridge is 13. <BR> His oldest lives with him and Ridge lives down in Florida... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:41:04 EST Boyfriend and Exercise, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853302 Hi guys how are you doing? I am doing fine. Been busy since last time I posted. <BR> Met a really nice guy last year. His is Chris and we started dating in November. <BR> He is very sweet and supports me in my weight loss. Chris also likes to walk. <BR> The only problem I have is he loves to eat out a lot. And keeps junk in his house. <BR> (He has two teen boys so the junk is for them). However I find myself eating it. <BR> Can you please give me some ideas on how to not munch junk mindlessl... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 08:19:13 EST Getting Back On Track, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794513 Sorry I haven't been on in a while. This time of year is busy. <BR> Been helping mom around the house. Plus, celebrating birthdays. <BR> (And going to family reunion and church activities). <BR> Been eating bad last couple of weeks and gotten out of habit of dily exercise. <BR> Will be trying to do better and eat a lot healthier today. <BR> (And figure out a wy to not eat anything if I help the church this month)> <BR> They have a Fall Festival every year. Which is like a Christian Carnavial... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 08:09:02 EST Incentive To Walk/BTS Challenge Post http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674918 I have been slipping a little on the eating. Kind of fell off the resolution wagon. <BR> Not been writing my food like I should and gained some weight. Yikes! <BR> Good news is as soon as it stops raining(dries up) I will be outside walking. <BR> Walking is a great way to get exercise and reduce stress. <BR> Not to mention it is also good for all kinds of people (beginner to expert). <BR> I decided to start walking a few times a week for my health. <BR> What is the incentive you ask? Well my ... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 08:55:29 EST Love Your Selfie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636998 My beyond The Scale team is working on Self-Esteem this week. <BR> We are to talk about our selves and the journey that we made. <BR> Hearing about this made me think of the Today show. <BR> They were doing a series on loving themselves and all. <em>247</em> <BR> I thought that was a great idea (that I wanted to share with all of you). <BR> It is so easy to talk about things that we all don't like myself included. <BR> However, I do like being there for other people. They know I will liste... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 15:24:02 EST My last two days: Busy and Stressful! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613342 Saturday was my mom's birthday. My family and I were going to go shpping. <BR> However, we spent the day in the ER waiting room. <BR> My grandmother's heart was skipping beats. Found out blood pressure was high. <BR> She has been in the hospital since yesterday. Good news, she's feeling better. <BR> Today we visited her in the hospital.And had a chipotle jr cheese burger and side salad. <BR> We also had the chips and dip. (Not sure but I am sure I went over the salt content.) <BR> Oh well, we... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 19:39:08 EST Day 4 and 5:Ice Melted,Now to work On myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611536 I am glad that the ice has melted from outside. It is getting warmer. <BR> The high is going to be around 67 or 68 tomorrow which is really nice. <BR> However, I can't say that my weight is melting off. Did a bit more carbs today. <BR> Topped with some sweets. Yes had a little bit of a slip. <BR> Yet, I think that it will get better. I am planning on really measuring. <BR> And getting something health or healthier at the restaurant tomorrow. <BR> Wendy's' has some good salad and I can ask for... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 20:48:33 EST Day 3: Food Blog/Snow?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609585 This is the 3rd day of my week 3 food blog. <BR> I did fair today I do believe. Had a little bit of chips with my tomato soup. <BR> I love tomato soup and cheese but decided to leave it off today. <BR> (I got to watch that cheese too or I will be eating on it forever!) <BR> We also had mashed potatoes and mini meatloaf for dinner tonight. <BR> It went good with a salad and fruit cocktail. (Don't worry not together!) lol <BR> A little over the salt again today. However, all of our tortilla chi... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 20:28:15 EST Day 2: Chicken Soup, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5608566 This is my day two blog for the sweet tooth challenge. <BR> It is getting cold over here. Will be 35 degree again tomorrow. <BR> So we made up meals just in case the lights went out. <BR> We live in the country and anything can cause the lines to break. <BR> Today we had chicken soup for dinner. It was really good. <BR> Also had a spaghetti bake with no meat and wheat noodles. <BR> That wasn't too bad either. The only bad thing is that the salt was up. <BR> Just a little bit though. Need to s... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 20:09:49 EST Week 3: Sugar Swaps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607527 This week is swapping sugary foods for non sugars. <BR> Will be having veggies or fruit this week for snacks. <BR> And toning down on the granulated things..... <BR> (Had cinnamon toast today) will definitely do better tomorrow. <BR> Just got to keep going and think healthy (fruits are our friends). <BR> Hope that you guys have a great night! Holly <BR> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:49:17 EST Food Blog: Day 7/Final Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599334 Well, I think today didn't go too bad. We did have pear salad at the church dinner. <BR> (Sorry to say it was for missions over in Romania. So it was like a fun raiser thing). <BR> I did read all of my suggestions. All of them are very good. <BR> I did eat a salad with my dinner (had kale, tomato, and carrots on it). <BR> The raspberry vinaigrette salad dressing is really good. <BR> Will also think about packing raisins and bringing apple when I can transport them. <BR> (Hard to do when you a... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 19:50:40 EST Food Blog 6: Veggies Are Your Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598363 I am doing better with the veggies. I had at least 6 fruit and vegetables today. <BR> This is good for me since I am a person who loves meat and potatoes. <BR> I do believe that regarding them as my (friend) is good. It is ok to eat them. <BR> Trying to fit them into a busy day is hard to do sometimes though. <BR> Got any advice for fast portable things for someone on a budget???????? <BR> Thanks for the support and the suggestions. Holly <em>247</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spar... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 20:16:53 EST Day 5: Food Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597376 Seems like I like to eat carbs a little too much. <BR> (Just like I mentioned in the last blog that I wrote yesterday). <BR> Had chips and toast again today. I guess that tortillas are fast. <BR> And goes well with Turkey sandwich. popcorn is the favorite for us all. <BR> Time to do some swapping and not eating so much at one time. <BR> What do I do when they eat at church and have nothing but starch? <BR> And well yes, the staff cooks meat too. Just not as many veggies as they should. <BR> J... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:47:23 EST Day 3 and4 Food Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5596322 Didn't eat when I was bored or when parents were out of the house. <BR> Today was a bit better not as many starches though toast can be fixed. <BR> (Still eating too much of that). Good news is I made mixed fruit for today. <BR> Had it with a scrambled egg this morning. And cooked turkey breast tonight. <BR> Will finish it up with Shredded Wheat cereal tomorrow. <BR> Sorry I didn't blog until today. Was sucked into the Nova episode on WWI. <BR> How the Germans used the zeppelin to cause a lot... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 20:28:06 EST Day 2: Food Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593957 Mom and I made a good veggie Quiche with no crust this morning. <BR> It was absolutely delicious. I enjoyed helping to cook it. <BR> (Getting better with that as the days go by). And Lunch was ok. <BR> Wed did have the last of our trail mix today. <BR> The potatoes and corn came with the chicken tonight. <BR> A little over on the carbs. But, I did get all my 5 servings of Fruits and Veggies. <BR> Baby steps, thank you for your support and encouragement. I appreciate it! <BR> Your friend in Fi... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 20:13:18 EST Week 2: Food Blog DAY 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592799 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1487542046.jpg">I am in Taming Your Sweet Tooth. We are on week 2. <BR> Which asks us to blog about our food and our progress. <BR> Had a busy day with appointments so I did eat fast food. <BR> BBQ Sandwich, Fries, Diet coke, and chocolate ice cream for desert. <BR> Yes, not a good choice (despite having carrots with it). <BR> I am trying to not over eat, eat too much sugar, or eat emotionally. <BR> (If I get too frustrated, sad, ect I eat m... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 20:12:02 EST BTS Week 1-Getting Back To Basics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584156 Looks like we are going to be making our plans out. <BR> And getting to the basic planning we need for our Ten week program. <BR> I was thinking about what I needed to do. And discovered something. <BR> (My goals will go well with both of my challenges). <BR> You ask what I want to do well it goes like this: <BR> I would love to be 135 which is my long time goal weight I was once at. <BR> However, I know that I can't hit it in one time. <BR> So, I'll go to 164 by April 17, 2014. I will do thi... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 10:51:36 EST Getting Back In The Saddle/BTS Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581278 I have been trying to break my goal to eat healthy already. <BR> My grandmother offered to buy me chips and hamburger. <BR> I told her it was ok with me. And yes she could give me Swiss Rolls, <BR> What am I thinking? I need to be eating fruit not Little Debbie! <BR> Darned if I didn't sabotaged myself again! When will I say no? <BR> I am so glad that tomorrow can be different. It will be different. <BR> Since I know that I have a weigh in tomorrow and one on Monday. <BR> That is right, the ... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 21:54:59 EST 2014 Goals For The Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577534 I am labeling this goals instead of New Year resolutions. <BR> (I can never keep the resolutions to save my life!) lol <BR> <BR> 1) Get closer to family and God always. <BR> <BR> 2) Do 30 minutes or more Cardio three times a week. <BR> With Spark Videos, my Walk and Jog. <BR> Or walking outside when it is not raining. <BR> I will also do at least 15 minutes of Strength training a day. <BR> <BR> 3) 8 Cups of water and Yoga daily. <BR> <BR> 4) Learning something new and sticking wit... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 09:06:57 EST Merry Christmas/Happy New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569158 Hey guys, can't believe this year is almost over. <BR> (Boy did the days fly by). I do believe 2014 will be a good year. <BR> For me- Will be a lot of good choices and exercise. <BR> Will be getting ready for my first Fun Run/5K. <BR> (Will take any advice that you my have). <BR> I am also looking forward to the Winter Challenge starting in January. <BR> Hope that you all have a great weekend . <BR> And a Very Merry Christmas and Happy New year!! <BR> Your friend in Fitness and Healthy Eating... Sat, 21 Dec 2013 08:14:11 EST Doing This For Me, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492502 I have a question for you? Are you doing this for you? <BR> Or are you getting healthy for someone else? <BR> Maybe a boss or a loved one? It is not uncommon to do this for others. <BR> I know I have tried to lose weight and keep it off for some one else before. <BR> And needed up putting almost all of it and then some back on. <BR> I didn't do it for me. And I didn't get rid of the negative/your no good thoughts. <BR> I kept eating and getting depressed. And a little bit heavier along the wa... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 07:20:04 EST Better Sleep/Taming Your Sweet Tooth Challenge.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443855 I joined these two challenges last week. <BR> The first one is the Better Sleep Challenge. <BR> It is a four week challenge to help you learn the tips to sleeping better. <BR> On week one have to chart your sleep habits for seven days. <BR> The questions they ask are What time did you go to sleep? <BR> What time did you wake up? Did you exercise today? etc. <BR> The other one is the Taming your sweet tooth challenge. <BR> It is a four week challenge that helps you to curb your sweet tooth. ... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 06:32:25 EST Homework #7 Over All Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5428451 This is one I didn't like. I had to measure from my neck to my calf. <BR> However, you can't change it if you don't know what it is. <BR> I am hoping this will help you and we can both do this thing together. <BR> (If you decide to do what I post, you may blog it or keep it private). <BR> What you do with the information is up to you. I am here for you either way! <BR> Here are the measurements: <BR> <BR> Neck- 14 3/4 inch <BR> <BR> Chest: 35 38 with Boobs <BR> <BR> Upper Arm- 12 3/4 inch... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 17:25:25 EST 5% Day Number 4: Triggers to Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427059 Today's homework is figuring out why you eat. <BR> I am an emotional eater. I eat when I am happy, sad, frustrated or to celebrate. <BR> I also sometimes do it because I don't want to hurt my grandmother's feelings. <BR> It is hard to turn down brownies and other junk she sends over. <BR> (And she does know mom and I are trying to lose weight.) <BR> Here is my answers to the questions. Hope they can help you. <BR> <BR> Let's assess the Triggers - <BR> <BR> List ALL your trigger foods. Is ... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 06:18:19 EST 5% Challenge Count Down number 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426073 I am doing the 5% Summer Challenge. It is a community challenge. <BR> It lasts for 8 weeks and you are placed on the team of your choice. <BR> You have questions to answer before the challenge beings on July 27th. <BR> Here is the questions for Day Number 3: <BR> <BR> What do you want to change? <BR> I would like to be at peace with me. <BR> No matter what my weight is. <BR> Continue to eat healthy and exercise. <BR> And one day try Belly or Bolly Dancing <BR> <BR> How do you want to look... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 07:02:04 EST Are You Ready Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413642 Ok, here is the quiz I said that I would post later on. <BR> (sorry it took this long. Have been posting between T-storms). <BR> It is 20 questions and you have to answer them honestly. <BR> (It is a Yes, No, or Undecided. There is no lying on this thing!) <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) I am ready to eat differently even if it hurts my family's or <BR> my friends' feelings, or causes conflict. Yes, I am willing to do this. <BR> <BR> 2) I am ready to throw/or give away clothes that are too big <BR> ... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 21:27:58 EST Realistic Weight Loss Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412256 As you know I am doing the Dr. Phil Ultimate Weight loss Challenge book. <BR> He is talking bout setting goals that you can reach at a healthy pace. <BR> One of the things that you should do is to recognize your body shape. <BR> And that you can be healthy no matter what size you are. <BR> The way you should measure is with a measuring tape as follows: <BR> Use a measuring tape to measure your hips and your waist. <BR> The way to do this is to:. <BR> Measure from your waist to your belly bu... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 10:18:26 EST Dr. Phil And Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410737 I have been on Spark People for a while now. It is a great site. <BR> No only do you make friends. You also get support and encouragement. <BR> The food/exercise tracker comes in handy when you are trying to live healthy. <BR> Another good source to use would be D.Phil.'s Ultimate Wight loss Challenge Book. <BR> He shows you how to not only eat right but make peace with yourself. <BR> Dr. Phil gives you 7 Keys to put bad habits to rest and stay on track. <BR> I do believe Dr. Phil would real... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 14:59:16 EST Food Tracking Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406640 I believe that I did pretty fair today. <BR> Went under calories and protein but didn't go over anything. <BR> I am still using my measuring cups to help me learn my portion sizes. <BR> Which is the best thing to do when you don't know the correct ones. <BR> Do any of you have any trouble trying to remember the measurements? <BR> Spark People has a lot of articles dealing with food and how to log it. <BR> The Common Measuring Comparisons they give are: <BR> 1 Cup= A Baseball <BR> 1/2 Cup= Sta... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 19:37:40 EST Measuring Food/Losing Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405599 How are you? I hope that you guys are well. <BR> I am not too bad myself. Lost my first 5% this week. <BR> I feel good about that. Went from 187 to 177.2. <BR> I think it has to do with not only exercising but measure the food. <BR> And journaling/doing yoga instead of eating. <BR> I am going to start tracking my food next week. <BR> Hoping to get all seven days logged in. (Which is hard when you are busy). <BR> I have go to go for now. Have a good day/night my friends. <BR> Your sister in Fi... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 15:35:50 EST Do You Believe In Blessings? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392139 How are you doing guys? <BR> I am doing alright. Just been busy job hunting. <BR> I came back from running errands with some great news. <BR> I will be helping the library with their summer vacation program. <BR> It will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1:30 PM to 4:30 PM. <BR> This is a great way to get my foot in the door. I am happy about this. <BR> I do believe that I have been blessed with this opportunity. <BR> And being able to have great friends like you helped me get here. <BR> Tha... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:25:52 EST 5% Challenge Count Down/Dr. Phil http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349536 I am getting ready for the 5% Spring to Summer Challenge. <BR> It is an 8 week community race that helps you lose weight and encourage others. <BR> I am going to give it 100% to this group and the challenges that lay ahead. <BR> The pre-activities are why are you losing weight? what is your food addictions? <BR> And then they ask how you get past it. My answers where these: <BR> I am an emotional eater and I eat when I am sad, happy, frustrated, or bored. <BR> I like eating chocolate, bread, ... Wed, 8 May 2013 08:46:58 EST