GIGISINGS68's SparkPeople Blog GIGISINGS68's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community wow Well, gotta say I'm impressed so far w/Nutrisystem. I've been hungry, but I think it's only mental at this point and I'm sure the first week will be hardest. But, it's been pretty easy to stay on course, the first day is behind me. I can't believe how filling those little portions have been and so far the food is pretty easy to prepare and not to bad. I've grabbed some salad fixing and veggies to snack on and it recommends having a salad with their soup or other lunches. I've got 5 long 10 hr... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 03:40:42 EST redundant Ok so the items arrived and guess what, they also have their own website w/a blog and food tracker. And, since all their food is already loaded into their system, its much easier to log. So, in effort to not be too redundant, I won't be in SP much for a while. I plan to use the NS site and give it a real go. <BR> I'm close to making my next trophy so might come back a day or two more to get that done then will be off SP for however long. Sun, 8 Jul 2012 07:42:48 EST nutrisystem 2 So, it should arrive today in the mail. I hope it doesn't taste like cardboard!! I plan to start it tonight (my morning) & get fresh grocery things to add, like salad, fruit, veggies. Sat, 7 Jul 2012 06:45:29 EST Nutrisystem So, I need more help and decided to try nutrisystem. It's about one of the ONLY things I haven't tried so far. My first order should be here by this weekend and I'm excited. I plan to use it for a month or so and get better at my portions and knowing what to cook then kick up my working out and hopefully it'll all come together and be just dandy. Fri, 6 Jul 2012 09:36:28 EST nothing much Another fun day in paradise Thu, 5 Jul 2012 05:42:00 EST hungry hungry hippo Yup, thats me today. Nothing seems to be satisfting my tummy. However, my brain is still in control, not my grumpy tummy. I'm drinking lots of water, I'm making myself wait at least 2 hrs between any food and if I'm still hungry, I made good choices. Wed, 4 Jul 2012 05:53:32 EST so much for that... I got my weeks oops'd and don't work overtime tonight, it's not until next monday. YEAH. <BR> food = I made my kale salads before I didn't have to go to work tonight and managed to scrape up some other food so I didn't need to get something pre made at f&e. What I can't figure out is why does my jaw feel worked out after I eat kale? It's not that it's chewy but it definitely fibrous. <BR> <BR> exercise - thought I had to work tonight so my plans went out the window. <BR> <BR> sleep - I o... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 02:57:35 EST Updating my blog format I noticed another sparker had a great format for her blog. She has a section to just comment about her day, then broke it into additional categories, food, exercise, sleep, other. I love the idea. I know myself and simply thinking about what I'll blog/journal later in those categories will help me to achieve whatever goals I set for myself that day. So, this concludes my notes section and onto the remainder... <BR> Food: I still haven't gone grocery shopping. i have a long week, 5 10 hr work ... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 04:09:47 EST pizza So, I ordered a pizza for the first time in a while (because I still haven't gone grocery shopping yet - too busy). But, the great part is, I couldn't even eat 2 pieces. I love that my tummy is shrinking and that I'm paying attention my bodies cues and stopped eating when I was full!! Sun, 1 Jul 2012 02:35:31 EST short weekend I still need to figure out a way to keep cooking meals for my week during my weekend when my weekend plans fall apart. Sun, 1 Jul 2012 00:33:18 EST being around negative folks Is hard! <BR> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 05:48:21 EST cook I really need to grocery shop & cook!! After i do this morning, hope to have enough gumption to ride my bike a bit. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 05:58:12 EST monday Had a good one :-) found out good news @ work from chi & bill. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 10:30:38 EST bike ride I'm planning to take my bike and dog for a ride once the sun comes up this morning. Probably only 2 miles so I can get back on the saddle more gracefully. Tue, 26 Jun 2012 04:54:25 EST Weekend Well, for having a 4 day weekend I've gotten a lot accomplished. I still need to get groceries and cook but since I've been trying to incorporate more raw food they do not last as long in the fridge so I'm postponing it to make it last through the work week. <BR> I found a great post on one of my groups about needing buddies. I actually subscribed to it in hopes to make more of my own friends and help support each other. I'm looking forward to participating with the others and staying on tra... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 05:53:03 EST Starting off on the right foot Awesome day heavy duty cleaning. Got my closet and the refrigerator spic and span and it feels very good. I'd work for like 15-30 minutes then take a break because my back couldn't take much more than that. I still need to get groceries and cook but still have 2 more days of my 4 day weekend left to enjoy and shop/cook. Sun, 24 Jun 2012 08:28:00 EST taco So, instead of going grocery shopping, I got fast food. However, the 5 taco's I ordered I only ate 2 and quit because I was full. I can go shopping shortly and hopefully stay on better track this weekend. Sat, 23 Jun 2012 03:01:46 EST Weekend finally! Tore my closet apart looking for my work hat so it'll be my first project this weekend. Only got 3 hours of sleep before a quick turnaround shift and man those 10 work hours were hard to get through. But, got a 3 hour nap and getting ready to go bo the lab for an appt. Fri, 22 Jun 2012 08:09:30 EST motivation lacking When will I go to the gym? Injury almost healed. Hopefully try this weekend!! Wed, 20 Jun 2012 07:04:51 EST leftovers I love leftovers Tue, 19 Jun 2012 04:56:36 EST Vegetarian success Well, did it! Cooked for the parents on Fathers day a beautiful vegetarian meal and it was wonderful. When they started to complement the foods I shared how they just had a vegetarian meal. Mon, 18 Jun 2012 08:11:07 EST Fathers Day Making a raw meal for dinner tonight, wonder if they will notice. Sun, 17 Jun 2012 04:01:59 EST Boop Had a busy but nice day. Had a visit to the spa first thing, relaxing. Then had doctor appt, had blood drawn, met Drew for lunch, saw a movie, took him shopping for a bday gift, got home and slept. Now my sleep schedule is messed up but life goes on. Sat, 16 Jun 2012 05:36:00 EST level 9 hitting level 9 in sp tonight Fri, 15 Jun 2012 05:38:45 EST down a size Down a pant size this week Thu, 14 Jun 2012 02:41:33 EST hiccup I have the hiccups Wed, 13 Jun 2012 06:38:12 EST gym Going this morning, first time since joining Tue, 12 Jun 2012 07:43:42 EST dinner and a movie Went out tonight w/the parents. We had dinner at one of our favorite sit down places and I got my susual chicken fried steak, eggs, biscuit, potatoes, and side of gravy. However, I only ate 1/3 of the meat and potatoes and 1 bite of the biscuit and stopped because I was full. I ate the biscuit and side of gravy for a snack about 6 hours later. <BR> We also did a movie, saw Mirror Mirror. Odd section at the end when the main character breaks into the Indian themed dance and song. But, all in ... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 05:14:02 EST kitchen I've got company coming later this month and my time is limited at home to actually clean. I'm glad to say the kitchen looks awesome and I've cooked several times over the weekend and have kept it clean. Feels good. When I'm in school and working full time graveyard shift it's not easy to do but I'm glad schools out for the summer. Sun, 10 Jun 2012 03:10:49 EST Nice lunch I went to a buffet today w/Drew. It was nice to see him again, has been since xmas. I figured he'd be starved so we did a buffet and he got more than 3 plates full and said he wanted more but I talked him out of it. I only got one plate full and a few bites of desert. I stopped when I was full. Sat, 9 Jun 2012 03:45:08 EST Drew Looking forward to seeing my son for the first time since Xmas Fri, 8 Jun 2012 10:16:04 EST bday Planning outing with friends for their summer beats Thu, 7 Jun 2012 07:18:05 EST nuttin Not much to say Wed, 6 Jun 2012 06:42:16 EST kindle Love my fire Mon, 4 Jun 2012 05:49:27 EST blah I don't like short weekends. No time to meal plan, clean, cook, etc Sun, 3 Jun 2012 04:30:23 EST weekends aren't as fun, gotta fix that So, I'm out of school for the Summer and had tons of plans to make up for all the fun I'd missed with my friends while I was getting my BS w/honors (1 more semester until done) and so far it's been blah. I've had a bunch of things to do and seems like I'm still treading water. I've met with friends and gotten alot done but my house is suffering and my sleep is suffering worse. I think I need to get off of the night shift because I don't enjoy doing anything during the daytime hours. However, ... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 08:16:08 EST blogs are cool But, the only reason I do it es for the points. Fri, 1 Jun 2012 05:29:13 EST sleep and lack thereof Wondering if eating 'raw' foods has given me too much energy. I've only gotten 3-4 hrs of sleep each day for last 2'ish weeks since I've been bringing more raw foods into my diet and don't feel tired or wired. But, sure don't feel right only getting that much sleep since considering the 2 weeks prior I was sleeping like a log and getting 9-12 hrs a day and feeling lethargic when I woke. <BR> I know it'll catch up w/me so trying to keep sleep 8 hrs but it's hard when I'm wide awake Thu, 31 May 2012 03:21:39 EST hiking again Nope, this doesn't mean that I went hiking again, just that I want to now that I'm almost recovered from the last time. My knee is still painful and my lower extremeties are still puffy but don't hurt as much. <BR> I think I need to start smaller Wed, 30 May 2012 07:54:02 EST hiking I made it to the mountain yesterday!! It's the first time in 2 years that I've been able to go hiking. I only went about 2 miles (1 mile less than the people I was with) but I will do better next time. My knee is killing me today, it feels very puffy and painful. I might have to skip yoga and the gym this week because I don't want to hurt it. I also felt puffy for most of the day afterwards in my lower legs and feet but that part has subsided almost completely. <BR> I can't remember when I w... Sun, 27 May 2012 08:02:33 EST blog Well hell, just figured out that all my prior entries into this blog were overwritten instead of new entries. Now I know and can fix it. For some reason when I try to create a new entry, it won't let me unless I go into my blogs actual entry first then create from there, hence this entry. Wed, 23 May 2012 05:59:52 EST migraine Was woken up about 2 hrs after I fell asleep w/a killer migraine. Took excedrin migraine, used head-on and icy hot on the back of my neck and it still killed. About an hour later started throwing up. Tried to get back to sleep but it took a while and couldn't use my CPAP and had to sleep on my side instead of my usual comfy on my back position. But, I slept. Headache never completely went away but at least I got some rest and was hopeful to go to work until I got out of bed and got sick to my... Fri, 9 Mar 2012 05:28:37 EST