GETMYSELFBACK1's SparkPeople Blog GETMYSELFBACK1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community More Motivation I am not much of a blogger, but I am so excited I just want to write this and maybe I will want to come back to read it for motivation at a later date. Hopefully I won't "need" to. <BR> <BR> I have been on a semi diet since the beginning of the year and I was training for a 10k the end of March. We had such a crappy winter that I really didn't stick to it the way I should have. I still did the 10k, but walked a lot. I never trained in the rain because I was a wimp, but the 10k starte... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 13:03:50 EST Getting to know me A is for Age: 50 yes the big 5 0 <BR> B is for Booze: White wine - been trying different kinds and cutting back <BR> C is for Car: 2010 Toyota Corolla with 207,000+ miles <BR> D is for Dad's name: Jim <BR> E is for Ego: Not so much <BR> F is for Favorite song or music: Love the Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam and The Black Keys <BR> G is for Goof off thing to do: Go to wine tastings or binge watch a great series on DVD <BR> H is for Hometown: Escondido, CA, but lived in Manassas, VA for a very lo... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 12:50:13 EST I'm back (again) I did really well when I first started on Sparkpeople and it was working. Then life and excuses got in the way. I had my best friend out to visit from CA for two weeks and we had a lot of fun. Of course it all included eating and drinking. Then my birthday came and went. I will be 50 next time (OMG!) . I want to look the way I used to on that next birthday. I have 336 days to get that done. That ought to be more than enought. <BR> <BR> I joined a gym last week. I never wanted to ... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:29:35 EST The scale Well, I weighed myself this morning. I was trying to wait until Tuesday which will be one week from the last weigh in. Weekly. That's how often we're supposed to do it. <BR> <BR> Before joining this sight I hadn't weighed myself in at least a year. I didn't want to know. I knew it was getting worse and worse and I knew that I would be horrified. I joined the site in the morning and guessed at my starting weight. That evening when I got home, I decided to find out the real number and ... Thu, 24 May 2012 09:55:16 EST Bringing the groceries in is exercise I have been on the site for 4 days. I joined and threw myself into all of it. My family is super supportive. I am the mom of 4 kids, but only have a 16 year old daughter at home. She is hardly ever home. <BR> <BR> I started this journey this past Tuesday and not when I had ton of good healthy food in the house. Today I went to the store and 1) fresh fruits and veggies are expensive and 2) they are heavy. I arrived home at 7:00 pm. I left the house at 7:00 am. to go to work. Thankfully young ... Sat, 19 May 2012 08:04:28 EST Day Four Well I just finished my lunch halfway through day four. A small/medium lettuce & spinach salad. "Borrowed" some lite salad dressing from a coworker since all I had in the frig were heavy creamy dressings. It's been a challenge to figure out how much of each thing I'm eating, but it's starting to feel normal to look at the nutritional facts of everything. <BR> <BR> On Wednesday (day 2) I had purchased some organic almonds and some cajun sesame sticks for snacks from the health food st... Fri, 18 May 2012 13:31:58 EST Starting on a Tuesday Whenever I start something new I usually start on a Monday. Even if it's a New Year's resolution I start it on the first Monday after New Year's Day. BUT I never stick with it. Ever. <BR> This time I started something on a Tuesday. <BR> <BR> I had had three of my four kids at the house for Mother's Day. One now lives close by, one just returned from her freshman year at college and the youngest still lives at home. The oldest is dealing with a health issue and couldn't make it. We... Thu, 17 May 2012 12:15:20 EST