HEALTHYLU1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HEALTHYLU1 HEALTHYLU1'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/ I got to walk with my buddy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733298 I am very happy I got to walk with my buddy today. I am afraid I may have talked her ear off! I am lucky, she's pretty forgiving about that kind of thing. It's been a while since we were able to walk together. <BR> <BR> It really is a highlight of the week to walk in the park, and enjoy the company of someone else who I like and respect. We don't have a million things in common, ours is more a friendship of common purpose (getting healthier) and support. <BR> <BR> I am doing fairly well wit... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 19:24:25 EST A successful day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724455 I tracked all my food, I walked, exceeded my steps goal (14295!), did a little weight workout, drank my water and I still can get to bed at a reasonable hour. At work I made progress on an old thing that's been bugging me that I haven't worked on it. Pretty great day! Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:52:09 EST walking commitment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723715 Well today I did not let excuses and changes of plans derail my walking commitment. I made it to 10,314 steps today! <BR> <BR> I also did some chores and some sewing. I wanted to dance, but with the spasm and my chronic knee issue, I just knew I had better not. Yeah it's depressing, but I am going to focus on what I can do, not what I can't. <BR> <BR> I am starting a work program tomorrow for 10,000 steps a day. I am going for it! Sun, 22 Jun 2014 22:45:21 EST Back Spasms http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720706 This morning before work my back started to spasm. This is my first time, and is very painful and scary. I took a couple of tylenol and a prescription anti-inflammatory, and headed off to work. While at work I called a masseuse and got an appointment at 2 PM. I am hoping this takes care of the issue, but I may have to make other adjustments. Wed, 18 Jun 2014 13:42:22 EST Green monster http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718898 I find myself feeling jealous a lot. I am all over the map with this - I am jealous even in situations where the other person clearly does not have it "better" than me. That is, whatever they have that's different and good, but I never take into account what the "price" is. So if they have it better because they have more free time, but have otherwise more limited resources, I am jealous of that time. I am jealous of other people's relationships, even though I have good relationships. <BR> ... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 07:32:45 EST Tired Sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698819 I have had a stomach bug since Friday - I am so ready to be over it! I haven't been able to eat much, but really, who wants to lose weight by being sick? <BR> <BR> I missed the heck out of activities I planned, and now I need to figure out how to catch up without too much challenging myself. Because I do not do that great a job of keeping up normally, well, a few days and I feel even worse because I know if I were more organized, the sense that I am not going to be able to catch up would b... Mon, 19 May 2014 23:25:48 EST Using Quotes as inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695448 Sometimes I find quotes inspiring, other times I find them - well sort of shallow and lazy. I ask myself, am I integrating quotes or just spouting them? If it's not going beyond finding and posting, it's probably the shallow and lazy thing. <BR> <BR> A Sparkfriend who I really like and respect posted this quote from Vincent Lombardi "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will." <BR> <BR> It struck me t... Thu, 15 May 2014 07:21:04 EST Moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628900 Well, I am moving in the right direction - I am down 4 pounds since January! What am I doing right? Eating real food mostly, and a moderate amount of exercise. <BR> <BR> I heard Chris Crowley speak, and I'm reading "Thinner This Year". I'll all about sensible eating, so this is helping me nearly eliminate the crap I was eating! As Michael Pollan put it "Eat Food, Not Too Much, Mostly Plants" <BR> <BR> I am going to a quilt retreat, I hope all is well with everyone! Thu, 20 Feb 2014 06:01:02 EST Weather and Cats http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606053 In spite of having the challenges with weather, (in Columbus Ohio - we are having snow and extreme cold) I'm moving in the right direction (down or stable). I am focusing on doing what I can from where I am right now. <BR> <BR> A few weeks ago we adopted 2 cats. We understood them to be adults, but learned that they are more like teenagers! They are both very loved, in spite of this. I love being a catmom. <BR> <BR> I won't mention any details, but work has been challenging. <BR> Sun, 26 Jan 2014 10:58:34 EST Reflections on Cancun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586495 Well, Cancun was fun and interesting. The outstanding parts were Chichen Itza and swimming with a trained dolphin. We were actually in Playa del Carmen at a resort. To some extent, being at a resort is like summer camp or Disney. Fun, sort of like the reality but with some of the edges sanded off. I'm not sure I would spend the money again, but it was nice and low key. <BR> <BR> The good news is that I did not gain but a couple of pounds, which I have already lost. <BR> <BR> On to the new y... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 06:51:19 EST About to go on Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563805 You won't see me Sunday through Saturday. I'm going to Cancun! In the meantime, I am trying to wrap up all my work and pack. That won't be me in the sun, I'll be in the shade with sunscreen so I won't get burned. <BR> <em>534</em> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:30:33 EST Bad eating choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561653 I started out ok, with yogurt, fruit, pb and a mini waffle - then I got to work. The big boss brought in "breakfast" - I had a asiago bagel and veggie cream cheese - and a salad at lunch. But then I had 1/2 a chocolate donut, then a honey donut, then a pecan roll - plus about 6 pieces of candy. So I came home and had 6 almonds, then I ate about 1/2 cup of granola ( I served half, then ate the other half). <BR> <BR> No shock, I am feeling sluggish. <BR> <BR> I have stopped eating for today. ... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 21:41:35 EST Thinking about love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559961 When I am not thinking about all the things I haven't done yet that I need to do, I am thinking about love. I have been listening to "Tuesdays with Morrie" by Mitch Albom. One of the themes and quotes in the book is “Love wins, love always wins.” <BR> <BR> Am I being loving enough? Am I choosing kindness most of all? That is, am I mostly choosing to be kind over choosing to pass judgement? I want to be the kind of person that is attractive because I am interesting, kind and engaged in livi... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 19:05:58 EST Knee Frustrations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5557359 I went to the doctor, and my knee, while still seriously swollen, will get better if I am smart about activity. She gave me a stronger anti-inflammatory, and told me that I would need to limit activity in the next two weeks, especially involving twisting. That puts a huge hitch in my giddy-up! <BR> <BR> She also wants me to make sure not to sit for more than an hour without getting up. That is often a challenge. <BR> <BR> I am thinking very much about exercises I can do that are not going ... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 07:03:31 EST Scary Knee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556540 Well, I am having trouble with my right knee. Any time I exercise with any intensity, I use a support on my left knee. Well, I am not sure why, but my right knee is swollen and painful. I worked from home yesterday to stay off it (mostly). <BR> <BR> I see the doctor later today. This weekend I planned to do a lot of activity, with WinterFair (art show), Winter Warm up (contra dance weekend), my regular walk in the park with my buddy, and then a ballroom lesson on Monday. I have to figure out... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 07:05:55 EST Yay Betty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532418 Some time ago, I bought "Betty goes Vegan" - well, tonight I actually cooked up one of the recipes (vegan Beef Brisket and Cabbage). Actually I was so late from work, we both ate something quick and just had a some of the cabbage when it was hot. I also tasted the "beef" part (using Gardein's Beef tips - which is not actually a meat product). Well it was terrific! <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to eating this tomorrow! <BR> <BR> Also, for the last 4 days in a row I have gotten in 10,000 ste... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 22:15:09 EST One woman's early.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524428 My walking buddy and I get together weekly to walk (Sundays). Funny thing is, that for me, the time we walk is much later than I get up. For her, it's early! I am not sure we are in sync for today. <BR> <BR> Yesterday we were part of a memorial service and also went to a costume party. Both were positive experiences. A good friend's brother, whom we knew but were not close to, passed last week. It was sweet to see how much love and kindness was present in the room. My dh helped his friend r... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 08:01:21 EST WIP (work in progress) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515485 I've had some ups and downs lately, but I am feeling pretty positive. I paid my visit to court for speeding in a school zone (had to appear because I was going that fast). In my defense, the route is new to me since I moved offices, and it's very close to a highway on ramp. Court was fascinating, and I felt like I learned a little bit from the experience of being there. The judge was very interesting to observe with the different cases, he was very reasonable. <BR> <BR> I paid the fine. It ... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 20:06:54 EST Making Choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503904 I'm struggling with my eating choices. I have had a lot of change lately, from the dishwasher breaking down to moving to a new office location (where there is no cafeteria). However, that is all part of the landscape that I am dealing with, and it's really not a good reason to make bad choices (and really, there are no good reasons for making bad choices). <BR> <BR> I need to find the right way to make this work for me. I am not typically one to plan meals. I haven't been tracking either. Ac... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 22:18:04 EST Talkin' Turkey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498892 Today my walking buddy invited me to do the Turkey Trot with her (a 2.5 mi walk on Thanksgiving). I am going to do it with her. She's very good at blogging and I am inspired by her attitude and progress. <BR> <BR> Today I attended a knit-in for Warm Up Worthington, and had a nice time chatting with several women of all ages and backgrounds. I am very proud of the 8 blocks I turned in that I had already done, and I had one almost finished that I finished there. Then I worked on a knitted one... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 22:40:17 EST Gee, how lucky can you get? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492773 I am feeling pretty good. My new fitbit is really giving me insight into my incidental exercise and sleep patterns. Yeah, I don't sleep enough, but this gives me quantitative information. I am looking for details on napping, but I haven't figured out if I need to do anything special. I guess I will try setting it like I do when I sleep. <BR> <BR> I got together this morning with my walking buddy and we had a lovely walk in the park. I was surprised by two things 1. My fitbit counted last nig... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 12:46:30 EST Struggles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484305 My weight has been seesawing, but the general direction has been up. Things that I handled with ease before have become challenging. My work has been particularly frustrating and stressful. <BR> <BR> The bright spots: Support I get from fellow sparkers! I have not given up. I've done it before, I know I can do it again. DH is supportive and sympathetic (also needing to work on his program). <BR> <BR> On the other hand: I still miss Katie tons. My work is going to stay problematic. I am cha... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 07:10:21 EST Goodbye my lovely http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5449594 On Wednesday, we took Katie to the vet for the last time. <BR> <BR> It's so very hard to face these decisions and then live with them. <BR> <BR> Although Katie was only with me for 3 years (having adopted her at 10) and she was sometimes a difficult personality to live with, she could also be very endearing. I loved her and love her still and miss her terribly. <BR> <BR> I know that I will remember all of her characteristics, good and bad. Over time the less desirable ones will become me... Fri, 9 Aug 2013 07:19:25 EST Sadness to come http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423602 My cat Katie got a cancer diagnosis today. It's quite extensive, pancreas and bowel. I brought her home to love and care for her. I will bravely face up when it's clear that she is suffering and do the honorable thing so she won't suffer too long. <BR> <BR> For now I just will be kind and gentle, giving her favorite foods, petting her and treating her like a queen. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 23:10:10 EST I want to make consistent, good choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381142 I have been struggling. Food is so available, especially junk. I mostly do not keep bad things at home. <BR> I have trouble after lunch, and often through the evening. It's not a big binge problem, it's a little of this, a little of that, and not keeping track. <BR> I want to be consistent without being rigid. Fri, 7 Jun 2013 07:47:04 EST OMG! Fast food experience http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5366349 Yesterday I had a lunch at Jersey Mike's. I had a "mini" veggie sub, baked chips, and a diet soda. Imagine my shock when I realized I ate 600 calories in the sandwich alone. Thank goodness I chose the baked chips. <BR> <BR> I did record it, so yay about that. It will be a while before I choose that sandwich again! Fri, 24 May 2013 05:39:45 EST May goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343987 1. Eat a good breakfast <BR> 2. Drink 8 glasses or water <BR> 3. Eat 6 servings of fruits and vegetables <BR> 4. Participate in SparkPeople <BR> 5. Do some exercise every day, no matter how small <BR> <BR> This is what I decided yesterday - they are pretty much easy-peasy for me, but I need to work with easy-peasy right now. I can adjust with more ambitious goals when I am ready. <BR> <BR> So far in May, I am doing fine with this. I need to do a better job of tracking though. Fri, 3 May 2013 06:35:21 EST Finishing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5341578 Finish each day <BR> And be done with it. <BR> You have done what you could. <BR> Some blunders and <BR> Absurdities have crept in. <BR> Forget them as soon as you can. - Ralph Waldo Emerson <BR> <BR> I love this quote. I am great at starting, but not so much at finishing. I tend to complicate things and get stuck, sometimes even just before finishing. It really makes no sense. Further, even when finished, I do not move on very easily. Wed, 1 May 2013 07:05:37 EST Returning to normal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340346 I'm doing tons better, and getting on track with eating and exercising and living. I have my share of challenges, of course. Work can be stressful, and there are always lots of things to do. <BR> <BR> I walked in the neighborhood this morning. Nothing strenuous, just something. My eating has been off-track, but I am working on that also. <BR> <BR> I am feeling optimistic about the challenges ahead, known and unknown. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 07:17:55 EST I've been sick, really really sick... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291733 For those who hadn't heard, I came down with pneumonia about a week and a half ago. I got the diagnosis a week ago, and spent all week coughing. I am back to work 1/2 time for this week, and should be back to normal in a week or so. Still coughing, but not like before. <BR> <BR> Coughing enough to tire my core muscles! <BR> <BR> So I have been losing weight, and I can't exercise at all right now. I hope to be back to normal in another week or so. The main thing right now is to take it slow... Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:36:50 EST March 1 - working on doing just 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268085 One of my Sparkfriend's doctor gave her instruction to lose 5 in March. I thought I would do this also. I have been drifting, and it's showing. <BR> <BR> I chose 5 because it's not radical. It will not require radical changes, just doing a little better. It is being a little more consistent on the path, just a little bit more often than I am now. <BR> <BR> It's gentle. I like that. Fri, 1 Mar 2013 06:39:46 EST The girl I want to be... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250020 I want to be the girl who changed everything. <BR> the girl who made a difference. <BR> I want to be the girl who gave you a story to tell. <BR> <BR> I was searching around the internet for a quote for valentine's day. I couldn't find who wrote this, but I really liked it. Thu, 14 Feb 2013 07:16:12 EST What causes this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235526 I am an analyst. What that means is that I am always looking at what is happening and trying to figure out the underlying reasons why something is, or is not happening. Often you can change something short-term, but still have to figure out the root cause in order to stop it from happening in the first place. <BR> <BR> Well, it's true for health and weight-loss also. When we chose a quick-fix diet or exercise program, we can often get those short-term fixes. However, there still needs to be ... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 10:16:47 EST Streak in progress - day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5219706 After the last post, I still floundered for a few days. Then on Sunday, I started to track - seriously track, my exercise and eating. So far, it's going extremely well! <BR> <BR> Here's to Day 4, today! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 08:31:30 EST New Year - going in the right direction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5204833 Well, we are well into January. Here are some things that are going well. My walking buddy and I are doing a good job sharing, so thus becoming friends as well as walking buddies. She came to the farmer's market with me yesterday, and that was fun even though I couldn't hang around long! I am not just excited to get to be friends, I am also honored to be part of her making her own life even more wonderful. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I spent time with my DH and 4 different friends (including my bu... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 10:42:07 EST Cheerful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5172627 I am feeling the Holiday spirit. It's not that everything is wonderful, I am feeling positive because, well it's just good to be alive, to be able to breathe deeply and remember that life is really really good. <BR> Fri, 21 Dec 2012 07:13:23 EST We have met the enemy and he is us http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171415 Here I was, contemplating things not yet done, feeling imperfect in a bad way, and reading my walking buddy's blog. As I was reading, I thought about myself and all the things I could be doing but am not. Not just my health, but also at work and in my life. <BR> <BR> I realized that having things not complete and what I am not doing in the back of my mind discounts what I am doing. Although I have known this all along, in some way this was a new insight. This way of thinking holds me back. ... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 20:34:26 EST A very busy, good weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5161588 It was a very busy but good weekend! Friday was my birthday, I worked and then we kept it low key by going to Aladdin's for dinner - where I had a wonderful Lentil Soup (a personal favorite) and Hummus and then some cheesecake (but I didn't eat the whole thing). Saturday morning I met with my girls for quilting and a potluck then later went to Martha's birthday party which was more food and was wonderful and included a concert and contra dancing (yay!). My husband danced! Today I went for a w... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 22:49:08 EST A window opens http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150208 Because I needed to back off on exercise, I focused on eating. This turned out to be a win, because I started paying attention to the plan and actually eating like the plan - mostly. It's paying off, as I am at a 6-month low and down 2 pounds from a week ago. I hope to have another week with these kind of results! <BR> <BR> Clearly, the title of this is about a door, closes a window opens. Yeah, that's me climbing through the window. <BR> <BR> Another cool thing - I am taking my lunch to w... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 06:31:45 EST Rocks in the way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5142239 Well, I am having issues with my knee that are showing up as pain going up steps - so after 13 step aerobics classes (3 x a week), I did not go today. I did a little bit of exercise (less than 15 minutes), and took a shower. The shower cheered me up. <BR> <BR> This is frustrating, but not debilitating. <BR> <BR> On a technical note, I can open the blog page to write in Firefox but not in Chrome. What's up with that? <BR> <BR> Note to self - it's ok to make adjustments for practical purpose... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 07:21:56 EST I am exercising http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126930 This week I did my step aerobics class Monday, exercised for 1/2 hour Tuesday on my own to videos, and did step aerobics (and increased my hand weights from 2 to 3 pounds). I'm counting the number of step aerobics classes, calling it a streak so this is #7 and #8. I think it's ok not to consider the 2 classes I skipped because I was too sick as "breaking" my streak. Wed, 7 Nov 2012 07:25:25 EST Timeout - for healing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5119372 Well, I missed the last 2 aerobics classes, because I was sick. (I worked from home one day and missed yesterday and today). The cold I had turned into bronchitis. Now I am focusing on following doctor's orders and resting. I am not worried, I will be fine. <BR> <BR> I am reading Gretchen Rubin's "The Happiness Project". I am thinking about how my thinking about the things I do or say affects my life. One of her points is that there is a difference between goals and resolutions. Goals have a... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 17:25:39 EST The concert I'm living http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5112018 I have continued going to the step aerobics class - now I have done it 6 times in 3 weeks. YAY! <BR> <BR> I am reminding myself that each choice affects the outcome - what I eat, what I drink, how I sleep, how and how often I move. It's a concert, where every part adds to the total sound. If the violins are not tuned, or not playing the right notes, then the overall result will be discordant. Sometimes, the violins might not be playing (rest) but then they do not do other things during tha... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 05:44:02 EST One Word Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106970 Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? <BR> purse <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> Sleeping <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> Blonde <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> deceased <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> deceased <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? <BR> living <BR> <BR> Your dream last night? <BR> forgotten <BR> <BR> Favorite drink? <BR> tea <BR> <BR> What room are you in... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 11:07:59 EST Your fat cells don't know you are on the wrong foot. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104607 Since I have returned from China, I have been going to a step aerobics class at my gym at 5:45 AM. Today was my 4th time in 2 weeks. <BR> In order to do this, for now I have to be willing to mess up, and willing to be not very good at it. That's the really hard part. I want to be impressive, and I am not. I am grateful I can do it, but I still get caught up in trying to be fabulous. I also have the litany of reasons why I am too busy, but really, that's not the point. If I want the results, I... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 07:40:20 EST New Day, Back at it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5039901 So yesterday I recognized that I am having stomach challenges - that is IBS-like symptoms, and that my eating was at least exacerbating the problem. So I didn't eat so much yesterday and most of what I did eat was generally healthy. I am still having some symptoms, but I feel tons better. <BR> <BR> Oh and my scale number was down 2 lbs, too. Yay! Sat, 1 Sep 2012 11:13:14 EST Getting Honest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5038400 Well, I need to get honest with myself. I've been casual about what I am eating and what I am doing. It's showing up on the scale and in how I am feeling. <BR> <BR> It's time to be thoughtful and careful, as this is not the result I want. <BR> <BR> I am up at least 14 lbs since December and I feel bloated and draggy. It's not too late to get back on track and get the results I want. <BR> <BR> I won't whine about how hard it is or any of that. At the end of the whine, I am where I am and i... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 07:26:18 EST It's like Clockwork http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5034201 The time of day when I do a little damage (after lunch 2:30 ish), and the time that I really overeat (after dinner) is very consistent. I had in the past, tried to concentrate on that first time period. I think I will change strategy. I will plan for that time of day. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 06:44:34 EST making it work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5013945 I am still on streak for exercise and daily sparking. Again the gym, even without rain. Eating is inconsistent with goals. Not giving up. <em>4</em> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 17:16:00 EST Staying on Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5009303 Raining again, gym again. I work a little harder at the gym than I do at home, so I think it's actually good for me that it rains. <BR> <BR> The scale is not my friend, but I am ok with it for now. Yeah, my weight's not going anywhere, but I have started a streak exercising every day this week. I would love for this to show on the scale, but for now, my body fat measure is down a little, and my husband thinks it's starting to show on my body, so I will take comfort in that. Fri, 10 Aug 2012 07:54:18 EST