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/ 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 Last Day: What I Want You To Know http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279310 This is the last day of our develop a healthy habit challenge. <BR> I have been blogging about how I would stop mindless eating. <BR> How I need to be more cautious of what I am doing and what's going on. <BR> I am still not using my measuring cups. But not over doing it either. <BR> Today I have been taking care of my mother. Who caught the 24 hour bug. <BR> (That is the same thing I came down sick with last weekend.) <BR> I've been feeding her chicken noodle soup and giving her liquids. <BR... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 19:25:05 EST Measuring Cup/Serving Size Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277984 Though I didn't measure everything I still kept within the right size today. <BR> I was careful to only eat two prunes instead of a 1/4 of a cup. <BR> (Just got over a stomach virus this past weekend). <BR> So, being very careful not to over due the fruit and high fiber right now. <BR> Thinking about getting familiar with the serving sizes and go from there. <BR> (Then add all the measuring cups and things in there with it). <BR> Maybe I would do better if I do it in baby steps. What do you t... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 21:07:08 EST Day 3, Do You Use Measuring Cups? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276452 I posted that I would measure my food for my healthy habit challenge. <BR> I have been doing good so far in the Stop The Mindless Eating Habit. <BR> However, I have only been measuring my cereal. <BR> I don't usually measure out my food or follow the proper serving sizes. <BR> I have no excuse for it since we do have measuring cups at home. <BR> I mean you are suppose to know how much you eat and eat the right size right? <BR> So it sounds like I need to start staying within the serving size.... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 20:08:02 EST Day 2- Be Mindful.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274721 Being mindful helps to keep mindless eating from happening. <BR> I am starting to understand I need to start being aware at all times. <BR> This morning I measured out my cereal and added my banana. <BR> (I went only one cornflake over so that isn't a big deal.) <BR> We also had a good baked potato with ham and cheese for lunch. <BR> Didn't really over do the toppings and stopped at one potato. <BR> Plus, the TV dinner I ate had one lasagna in it under 300 calories. <BR> (Desert was one thin ... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 18:24:54 EST Day1-Stop Mindless Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273370 My healthy habit was to stop the mindless eating. <BR> Today I did pretty well with not over eating. <BR> Had to run errands and pick up some chicken soup. <BR> Poor dad caught the stomach virus I had this past weekend. <BR> When I was in the store, I didn't give into the candy bars or other junkfood. <BR> Thanks to all of my Cat and Non Cat friends for your comments. <BR> I appreciate them all and will definitely give them a try. <BR> We can reach our healthy habit this week together! Holly... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 21:15:41 EST Mindless Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271591 I have a very bad habit of mindless eating. It has been going on for a while. <BR> It doesn't matter if I am cooking, putting food away, or eating at a party. <BR> I can over due the food if I am not completely careful. <BR> (I know it feeds into my emotional eating I have told you guys about earlier). <BR> Since it is Develop a Positive habit week, I thought I could work on this problem. <BR> Instead of eating when I am cooking i can drink water or chew gum. <BR> I will measure out what I a... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 19:20:29 EST Winter Assignment 6- Exuses/Dr.Phil/SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5244011 Today's homework is telling why we failed to reach our 5% goal. <BR> We have to list three and give a strategy for success for this year. <BR> My exuses that I have told myself countless times are: <BR> <BR> 1)It doesn't matter if I have another cookie, I can start over tomorrow. <BR> Haha on that one! It is a bad thing to say to yourself. <BR> <BR> 2) I am too tried or feel just plain lazy so I won't exercise today. <BR> <BR> 3) Stress or joint pain is another reason why I don't exerc... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 13:38:05 EST Winter Assignment #4- Trigger Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242514 I love chocolate, carbs, and peanut butter. <BR> I eat them when I am happy, sad, or just wanting to celebrate. <BR> When I eat to celebrate its because something good has happened. <BR> Like a graduation or a family get together. <BR> Sometimes I do eat another helping to keep from hurting feelings. <BR> I can also eat when I am frustrated like when I don't get a job. <BR> Started doing this in school when I was being bullied...... <BR> It is not a good thing to keep when I am trying to get... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 08:15:05 EST CW Assignment: 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241354 During this time I am to list what I want to look like ect. <BR> I am going to admit that I have not met my goal weight yet.. <BR> However, I do believe that this time around will be different. <BR> I am willing to put the exercise and all into practice this time. <BR> (Mostly the portion control and putting an end to mindless eating!) <BR> <BR> These are goals I would like to accomplish this time around: <BR> <BR> What do you want to change? <BR> Mind, body, soul,and spirit. I believe tha... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 09:54:34 EST Cat Winter Challenge: Assignment 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237765 I have posted this on my main page but will do it again since it is homework. <BR> During the Cats challenge I will be doing the following things: <BR> I will be exercising 30 minutes or more (more during days I don't work) <BR> Will make sure that I rotate WIO and Leslie Samson ect don't get bored. <BR> I am going to eat 5 or more freggies a day. <BR> Will drink 8 cups of water daily too (limit my soda intake.) <BR> Make sure I journal and do yoga when I am tempted to stress eat. <BR> (Will ... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 20:40:47 EST Food Tracker/Interview Tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5082672 I know that we are going to start our 5% Challenge soon. <BR> One of my goals is to track my food. It is important. <BR> I decided to start tracking today. Didn't do too bad. <BR> Was only 75 over my highest calorie amount. Yahoo! <BR> Started back to exercising as well. Did 73 minutes. <BR> And tracked all of it on my page. And I got some good news. <BR> I have an interview with the Huddle House tomorrow. <BR> If all goes well, I will be one of their Servers. <BR> Going to go for now. Have ... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 18:53:23 EST Fall Challenge: #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5070023 I am so glad that I signed back up for the 5% Challenge. <BR> I haven't been doing so well with my eating and exercise lately. <BR> This past week I have been eating more than I should. <BR> For those who don't know me, I am an emotional eater. <BR> I have been eating when I eat to celebrate, when I feel depressed, <BR> or just because others are eating. My trigger foods are chocolate, peanut butter, and bread. I can get really out of control when I am not careful. <BR> I have been having th... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 07:53:15 EST Count Your Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5040837 It is so easy to get distracted by the negatives of your life. <BR> I can count the times I have failed or felt let down by others. <BR> Like recently, I was going to a place that helped you train for/obtain a job. <BR> Was hoping to get into the kitchen but that chance never came. <BR> My time ran out before I got there. Which was disappointing. <BR> I felt disappointed since I don't know anything yet about working in the kitchen. <BR> The blessing (positive thing) I know how to work well wi... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 07:39:28 EST My Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5021480 I am in a new group called Struggling But Determined. <BR> We are suppose to tell a little bit about ourselves under My Story. <BR> For those of you who don't know me, I am 29 and live in SW Georgia. <BR> I have been struggling with my weight since I have been in middle/highschool. <BR> Been also struggling with the emotional eater inside of me. <BR> I think I have been paying too much attention to the negative talk. <BR> (And not enough to the good things that is going on in my life). <BR> S... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 07:55:12 EST The Never Quit Pledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5002444 I have seen this in at least two other blogs. <BR> It is a pledge that you take to let others know you aren't quitting. <BR> (Promised one of the ladies I would sign it in a blog and on paper). <BR> It reads: <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> <BR> I pledge ... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 20:27:09 EST My New Hair Cut http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4990891 Hey how are you? I am doing alright. I got a new hair cut today. <BR> It is cut shorter, and off my neck. Which is what I really need. <BR> Not only is it cute, my neck won't burn up while folding laundry. <BR> ( It is part of the program that I am in. They try us in different places.) <BR> Good news, my car is going to be fixed next Friday. Yahoo! <BR> Hope that all of you are doing well. Have a great day/night. Holly <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l528459120.jpg"> ... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 20:02:01 EST Busy Week, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4968858 I have been having a busy week this week. <BR> I feel like it is one of those times when you say am I going or coming? lol <BR> I had a doctor's appointment and had to get estimates for my car. <BR> (I got hit going into work 2 weeks ago.) <BR> Since the guy was driving a company car they have to pay for it. <BR> Good news is it just messed up my bumper and took some paint off. <BR> No one was hurt. Which is a blessing in itself. <BR> More good news, I had a job interview with Gap yesterday... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 14:24:02 EST Soul Searching, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4959756 I remember putting that I was taking Self Inventory in my last blog. <BR> I do believe that I need to find out what I can change about myself. <BR> And how to answer others when they ask Who Are You? <BR> Or What do you like? I know that I am a Nice Person. Who loves all people. <BR> I love God and others no matter their views/religion. <BR> I believe in encouraging others and being a positive member of society.... <BR> This is going to be a good time for me to help myself while helping other... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 21:31:10 EST Cats Team/Personal Inventory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4939399 I am so glad that this is the first day of our 5% Challenge. <BR> Before our challenge starts, we have pre assingment questions. <BR> One of the questions was what diet plan will you be following? <BR> We were also suppose to be looking at our pantry and get rid of bad stuff. <BR> This made me think of personal inventory(burdens). <BR> You need to think about both your mental and physical self.... <BR> Do you have trouble forgiving others or yourself? <BR> Do you have trouble with patience? D... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 20:30:29 EST WIO Double Dare Blog, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4919381 I went to go visit my family in Florida today. <BR> When I was there I did a few different walking techniques. <BR> I walked backwards up the ramp of my grandmother's house <BR> and walked around the neighborhood. Which gave me a change of scenery. <BR> I also chased my sort of cousin around the house and played hide-in-seek. <BR> I am attaching some pictures so you can see us playing. <BR> Enjoyed this challenge but really tired at present. <BR> Will be going to bed early tonight. Have a go... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 20:50:18 EST Getting Ready For Cats Summer Challenge, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4917907 I am doing fine with the WRC Market. I like working up there. <BR> I am stocking three days a week. I take my lunch and try to stay away from the junk food. Lost 2.4 pounds already. Yahoo, to the good eating and water drinking. <BR> However, I know that I have to stay on top of my game. So, I rejoined the <BR> 5% Summer Challenge. I do believe that it will help me to stay in shape. <BR> Not only for myself, but also for the boss and the people up there at work. <BR> I look forward getting to ... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 15:09:31 EST