HJFOGARTY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HJFOGARTY HJFOGARTY'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/ Day ????? I can't keep up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6304474 This is terrible. I really hoped I could make some time every single day to just blog a little bit about what's going on and how I'm doing. And I haven't been able to make the time. Trying to get my house ready to sell. The thought of moving and all the packing I'm doing. Still working 48 hours a week. I'm running on empty. I've lost almost 12 pounds. Not really where I had hoped to be but it's better than gaining any of it back. I've managed to stay away from dairy for the most part. And mo... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 13:46:31 EST Day 17: working hard to get things done. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300004 I'm going to keep it short and sweet today. I'm working hard to get things done. Every day is one day closer to moving day. And once that happens life will decompress. Stress will be gone. And I will have the ability to concentrate on myself more. So I'm just going to take one day at a time. Do the best that I can each day. And move forward. Knowing that my future is bright. Things will go well. On a side note. The weekend weight that I regained which was only a pound. Has come back off plus... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:53:27 EST day 16: weekend kicked my butt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299343 well - I suck! LOL I said I would try to stay on track on the weekend and I failed. <BR> <BR> This morning I hopped on the scale and yup - up a pound. I know it isn't much and it will come back off - but really! why do I do this to myself? weekends tend to get so busy and I forget to eat or drink my water - I am in the get it done mode and I don't stop. Yesterday I spend the day painting my house. I can't list it until I have the cosmetics done and it needs to get done. Listing mea... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:37:20 EST Day 15: missed the day completely http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299334 Well nothing much to say other than I hate weekends!! not really! but I do hate that I'm so busy that my life basically stops. I lose track of myself and am on the get it done now train. which means I'm off the stay on track train. <BR> <BR> This is why working is good for me - I stay focused and on track. <BR> <BR> end of todays blog - note to self - STAY ON TRACK! even on weekends. LOL Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:24:36 EST Day 14: weekends are too busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298183 I sit here knowing that today is Saturday. And find myself falling back into my old habits. A busy day. No time to stop. No time to think. Just keep going. Errands to run. Things to pack. I just keep going. I did get in the water today but not enough yet. Thankfully there's still more time. I did eat today. And I actually had no time for mindless snacking. So that alone saved me a lot of problems. But I have so much to get done. And I need to keep going. Normally I wake up in the morning an... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 19:56:20 EST Day 13: TGIF it's all about follow through for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6297381 Today is Friday. I am gearing up for yet another busy weekend. Weekends are when I fall off track. And undo all the progress I've made. But I'm not going to allow it this weekend. I've set the timer on my phone. So I'm reminded it's time to drink my water or time to eat. I don't want to get too busy that I forget. I haven't seen the scale move anymore this week. But I'm not gaining even though I'm not removing. I'm not going to beat myself up about it. I know the first week is a huge loss. ... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 12:56:45 EST Day 12: make the time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296941 So today is day 12 of being back on track. And all in all I think I've done pretty well. I did miss blogging one day, yesterday. But I'm determined to stay the course. I know missing one day of blogging isn't a big deal. But it sets me up to miss more days. So I know I need to stay the course. Be diligent and make sure I follow through. Tonight was a test for me. We were invited out to dinner. In my mind I passed. I got a small turkey dinner gravy on the side which I did not use. I usually... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 20:07:04 EST Day 11: missed a day blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296471 Ug! I missed blogging. I don't want to fall into that routine because that means my mind is off on something other than making this work. And yes I was really busy yesterday. No excuse! I thought of it right before bed but once I'm tired I'm out like a light. So today you get a double dose. Here is my scolding myself for not making this time for me to reflect about what I'm doing and feeling. It helps me sort it all out. And yes stay on track. It's important to find a direction to succ... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:32:17 EST Day 10: staying positive is key http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6295404 Today is day 10. I don't like roller coasters! But it appears that is exactly what life is. one really big roller coaster! The ups, the downs, the fast turns, the slow climbs, it's all there. And really most of a roller coaster ride I don't mind. The part that gets me is the sudden drop. That makes your stomach feel like it's going to come right out of your ears. I hate that!!! And that's why I don't ride roller coasters. But trying to get myself healthy again. Get myself back on track.... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 14:41:50 EST Day 9: finding my way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6294651 Today is a milestone. I've been a whole week without dairy products. And I survived. Lol. It's been a really good week for me. I haven't really craved sugar and sweets. And I've cut all of that back drastically. I've stuck hard and fast to the straight narrow. Making sure I'm getting in my vegetables plenty of protein and I've even limited the carbs. Another big one for me was increasing my water intake. It was something that I needed to do. And I'm feeling better. One day at a time that'... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 14:10:32 EST Day 8: change can be hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6294045 Today has been a long day. I have held onto some of my mothers things since she passed over 26 years. Ceramic molds. Tons of ceramic molds. I was hoping to one day have a shop of my very own to carry on her legacy. But it won't be happening. Today I gave them all away to a young girl who has big dreams. Because I've taken a job out of state I have to move and I don't want to move or store them again. So it's time to let go. And although I'm a bit sad. I'm relieved to have it over. She was t... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 17:48:23 EST Day 7: weekends worry me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293122 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c92cef5b-0c2c-4bd3-8d2c-ef21dd6999c0.jpg"> Today I woke up and I do my morning thing and I take my morning weight. I used to write it down and hide it in a drawer. Just for me. But lately since starting this new year, I take a picture of it. I know it's weird. But today I was below 200 pounds. When I'm having a weak moment I can look at the picture and feel proud for what I've accomplished in just a week. Weekends are where I blow it. Are u... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 10:08:06 EST Day 6: one day at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292409 Yesterday I blogged about stress eating and making sure I pay attention to what I'm eating. Being mindful of my meals. Making sure I drink all my water. And I did just that. This morning when I stepped on the scale as I have every morning since I started this renewed journey. The scale read 200 pounds. I haven't been there in a long while. Honestly this has been the heaviest I've ever weighed in my entire life. Not only regaining what I had previously lost but gaining more and it wasn't stop... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 07:37:12 EST Day 5: working hard to keep stress eating at bay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6291943 I've been here before. Stress. It can get to you. It's not like I'm really stressed. It's more mental for me at the moment because I'm going to be changing jobs I'm going to be moving out of state i'm going to be tipping my life upside down. All for the better. But it doesn't change that it's stressful. For me, I tend to fall back to my old habits of mindless eating. Something I do not want to do. So I be sure to pack my lunch. healthy snacks. And I set out my water so I know I'll drink it... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 13:24:00 EST Day 4: 2017 is my year to make things happen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6291390 Today I'm at an all-time high. I weighed in this morning and I've dropped 5 pounds since I began. Makes me feel great but I'm staying the course and I'm on track. I'm eating healthy I haven't been having cravings I'm drinking my water I'm doing the right things. Life has been a bit stressful the past few years between getting divorced, moving, changing jobs, it's been a struggle at times. This was a large part of why I regained all my weight. So wanted to get back on track this year was a ... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 19:21:59 EST Day 3: making it work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6290358 Today I'm feeling good. I'm excited to be back on track and my attitude is strong and positive. The scale was good today and I'm down 4 lbs. I realize that the first week back on track you drop a "big" number so I know this won't be a normal amount. But it sure does make me smile. It gives me strength to keep going. I packed my lunch this morning and Jim even asked me to help him along. He is a coffee drinker and likes his sugar. He asked my help in finding a good alternative and was able t... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 11:54:07 EST Day 2: making positive choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6289577 So it's day two and I stayed on track yesterday which makes me very happy. I'm down a pound. That also makes me happy, but I realize it's just water weight and the first week is just your body adjusting to the changes you're making. Honestly I'm just happy to see the scale move in a downward direction. I've been watching it go up and up and up for so long that this is a good thing. Today's food was packed and ready to go no second-guessing and that's the type of accountability I need. I'v... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 13:48:11 EST Day 1. A new start for a new year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288686 I realize the first of the year marks a lot of firsts but for me it's not a first I've been here before. I started the journey in 2006 to get healthy and it took me several years but I was there, I made it. But then life happened I got divorced, I injured my knee,I change jobs, I moved, I changed jobs again, and I regained all the weight I had lost, Plus some extra pounds. I'm not healthy, I'm not happy, and I need to make a change today. So I'm starting over. One day at a time. Makin... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 13:32:33 EST 10/10 ready to vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510209 this one will be quick - I'm packed and ready for my vacation - one more day of work and we leave early Saturday morning. I'm excited to get going and enjoying the week of relaxation and then when we get home we talked and we are going to re dedicate ourselves to us and healthy lifestyles - he wants to feel better and so do I <BR> <BR> my food was ok today but again no workout to speak of - walking and that was all but it wasn't a straight 30 minutes it was scattered here and there throug... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:27:45 EST 10/8 no results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508298 this blog isn't about weight loss this week - I've been holding my own and i'm ok with that. <BR> <BR> this one is about my hearing. something I've not talked about. I have hated to even think about this much but I am losing my hearing. I have been having issues with my ears for a few years - last march before my vacation I had a mild infection and went to the doctors before we left - I didn't want to cause damage flying if it could happen. they looked at my ears and said your fine - i... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 20:13:02 EST 10/7 rainy day blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507044 I really don't enjoy rainy days but we need them. Today is rainy and cold and just damp to the bone. makes my body ache more than usual. a sign that yes, I'm getting older. it does happen to us all one day or another. lol on the bright side I'm leaving for my vacation on Saturday and the temps there have been in the 80's - yup - I've been watching! lol I can't wait to be on the beach enjoying that sun and just relaxing!!! I need it! <BR> <BR> If there was a reget to be had about thi... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 13:37:27 EST 10/6 getting closer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505938 well today is a rainy day here and I'm busy volunteering at the assisted care facility. we have been enjoying the morning with coffee and donuts - both of which I don't eat. I've never been a coffee drinker at all - when I was expecting my daughters I couldn't even have it in my house just the smell of it made me sick. thankfully that doesn't happen now - lol - but I still don't drink it and probably never will. But I do enjoy hot chocolate and tea from time to time. today being wet and ... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 11:41:42 EST 10/4 head colds don't help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504569 yup it's true - a head cold doesn't help at all!!! I had such great intentions today - and wham a full blown head cold complete with sneezing and coughing and the pressure behind my eyes is incredible. It has, however, hampered my eating because nothing at all tastes good. so one bonus no junk food - lol although I have been good lately I do drift to the bad side every once in a while. lol <BR> <BR> but I also had plans to walk at lunch today and just couldn't my head is pounding and my... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 16:02:34 EST 10/2&3 changing your mindset first http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503166 I know this sounds like a broken record - but for me it is so true. I have to change my mind set first. . . . <BR> <BR> I'm not young anymore - I don't bounce right back into shape. haha not that I ever did bounce into shape - haha but my mind does terrible things to me. it allows me to become complacent and relaxed. not a good thing when you are fighting for better health. <BR> <BR> so for me - I lose a few pounds and figure sure I can have onion rings - really???? no I can't. bec... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 06:37:52 EST 10/1 a new month and a new day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501836 I always believed in making the best of what you have been given. I have found over the years that I haven't always done that. I have allowed myself to feel down and not worthy. I let my sadness take over and really believed that I just didn't deserve to be happy. well I do deserve to be happy. I have been given a second chance at happiness and I for one am going to capitalize on that second chance and new day. <BR> <BR> Now I have to keep moving forward even if it is only one step at... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 21:08:51 EST 9/29 volunteer day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499281 here I am volunteering at the assisted care facility today and loving it. we do coffee and donuts in the morning and then today I get to make some apple pie cup cakes. Everyone seems excited about them and I'm happy to make them too. It is one thing I do enjoy - baking. <BR> <BR> It has been a good weekend - we had great weather yesterday and got to get out and grab a few things needed to wind up the packing for our trip in a few weeks. 8 days away will really do us both some good. I'... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 12:27:37 EST 9/26 feeling stronger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496711 today was a good day - I got up earlier than usual and took my time making my morning plans - my sweetie had my breakfast ready to roll and even packed me a great lunch he sure does take good care of me. it set me up for a great day and I have a positive attitude going into my day - work will be full and busy but I have the confidence needed to make it happen the right way. <BR> <BR> isn't it funny how an act of sweetness can really make your day just that - sweet! I have alot to get done,... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:29:43 EST 9/25 a long long day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496285 well today just was long - work was not fun and my boss has been like a crazy person lately and because of that he makes me crazy too. I can't seem to get anything done because as I get started he is right there giving me something else to do or adding more to my plate - today I was on my last string. not a good day. I did however, stay strong with my food - stuck to the plan. no extra exercise but I did get in a bunch of walking. so it felt good. had to grocery shop tonight and was hap... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:12:24 EST 9/24 taking the time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5495200 well I'm sure we all know how precious time is. but do we all realize that even on a busy day we can take the time for ourselves? I'm working on relearning that. I've been trying to regain my footing and relearning about myself and what I need to succeed. it isn't always easy. I have a lot going on and sometimes I just forget about taking care of me. this can't happen any longer. I need to be strong and make my day happen to keep my eye on my goal of better health. my food has been g... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 19:18:43 EST 9/22 another busy weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492685 well I have had one busy weekend!!!! food has been ok considering I didn't have much for choices. My daughter closed on her house on Friday so after work I headed that way to help her finish up packing the apartment before the movers arrived on Saturday morning. So I ended up with a sub sandwich for my dinner - it worked. then Saturday I headed back to help with the movers before I headed to fenway for the Red Sox game!!! sad to say they lost - but for my first time ever being there - it... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 11:08:30 EST 9/18 keeping the spirit going http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5489069 well as I mentioned yesterday I'm going to weigh in every morning and today just as i expected no huge removal - hahahaha - but still it was down a bit and i'm happy to see any progress in that direction - even if only a fraction of a lb - it is still moving. I'm happy for that. Yesterday I didn't get in as much movement as I wanted but I matched what I did the day before so I'm ok with it. Today I will get in atleast 45 minutes of either walking or spinning - that is my goal. I packed al... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 08:49:15 EST 9/17 a good start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5488601 well I always did better when I weighed in every morning. If I were up a bit it motivated me to work harder and if I were down a bit then I had a mini party and was able to stay strong throughout my day so I wouldn't fall off track. <BR> <BR> so this morning I'm down 3 lbs - lol - I also know that is it mostly water weight and isn't a true removal - however, it made me feel good and kept me strong during my day. <BR> <BR> another day of good eating - right on track and no cheating at al... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:40:58 EST 9/16 another new start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5488594 I know I'm sounding like a broken record - I've had a rough couple of days. doubting myself and thinking poorly - then I took a good look at what I need out of life - and it was simple - good health and happiness, and the rest will fall into place. well I have the happiness finally so now I need the good health. <BR> <BR> I think for me some of this stuff is due to my lack of self esteem and my fear of failure. so therefore, if I fail quickly then I don't have to worry about failing - i... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:34:02 EST 9/12 changing your goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5483565 well this week has just flown right on by!!! and I've missed posting my blogs again - man this is hard to keep up with - lol - not really - I've had major computer issues again and then internet issues at the house. My boss doesn't like when I take personal time on the company computer and so I try not to do that - but when I have no other choice (like today) I sneak a minute. so I have to rethink my goal of posting everyday - some days it just isn't possible - I run of out time and energy ... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 10:23:36 EST 9/5 finding inspiration through others http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5477077 well, I have been down a long road lately. Only just returning to spark to find a new direction back towards better health now that I've found happiness. However, as some of you know I often have to fight back the negatives and find positive in my day. Yesterday I had an amazing comment and I just have to share it again. . . . from MJRVIC2000 and he said - Remember that there is a BIG difference between making a DECISION and making a COMMITMENT! God Bless YOU! Vic. <BR> <BR> WOW ... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 19:36:43 EST 9/4 finding my way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476158 each day is a new experience. I'm working hard to find my own path everyday. today we had such a busy day at work and I had to make time to eat. it is easy for me to get busy and side tracked and forget to eat regularly then by the time I realize I haven't eaten I'm so hungry I either can't eat or I go for the wrong things. which isn't good for me at all. I try hard to stay on track and today I won that little test. I didn't get lunch til after 2 and I never got a morning snack either. ... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 21:48:14 EST 9/3 one day at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474962 well I know I said I would blog daily but wow do things happen!!! yesterday we had such a tremendous rain storm with lightning and everything - flash flooding - so we kept the computers off and took the day off too and I got to read my book - and do my homework - it was a lovely day of relaxation and recovery. much needed too. <BR> <BR> I stayed on track with food and am feeling ok about it all - which is good. <BR> <BR> I fixed the pictures I took of the birthday party cupcakes and ballo... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 20:00:17 EST 9/1 a new month and new goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472480 YEAH a new month!!! I was so busy yesterday I didn't get time to post! I was making cupcakes for a 5 year olds birthday party - she loves princess' and pink - so this one was easy!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l123010782.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1523279388.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1268776616.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1696956052.jpg"> <BR> ... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 10:56:39 EST 8/30 looking ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5470788 today is a busy day at work but I'm hoping it passes quickly. I have so much going on this weekend but it will be great! <BR> <BR> I made cupcakes for my partner Jim to take to work - he is a nurse and I didn't want to keep them in the house! lol so they loved them so much I had one girl order 2 dozen for her daughters birthday - a princess theme so I'm excited to make 1/2 of them pink with crowns on top and the other 1/2 pink but looking like little dresses on top - all sparkled up of cou... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 11:33:57 EST 8/29 finding my own way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469615 good morning friends!!! and yes it will be a good day <BR> <BR> I'm planning ahead - have my lunch packed - all good things - I'm within my calorie ranges and I'm really hoping for some sort of workout at lunch as long as we aren't super busy at work. I have to go shopping after work so my frig will be stocked up for the weekend and I won't be tempted to grab and go. weekends are my hardest times to stay on track and I know it so if I plan ahead I can make it work!!! <BR> <BR> staying po... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 07:52:27 EST 8/28 moving forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468858 today is a great day - I woke up feeling good and strong! I am ready to take on the world! lol <BR> <BR> so I packed a great lunch all healthy stuff - have the plan of a mini workout at my lunch break - but we are busy today so I'm going to modify if needed and not stress over it - tonight I have to log into my class for an extra credit opportunity and I'll take all extra credit I can get that way I will be sure to stay above water - I don't intend to need extra credit but one never knows a... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:33:52 EST 8/27 Happy Birthday to my baby brother http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468212 well today my baby brother turns 42 - it was awesome that I got to see him before his birthday this year! it doesn't happen often at all! <BR> <BR> today was a much better eating day - I started it off right and kept it clean all day long!! no cheating and not extras at all. I did hope for a workout today but walking was all I could manage but it counts! <BR> <BR> I have a few things going on but all is well - I've finished my first week of class for my activity director certification ... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 20:21:58 EST 8/26 a bad day but not giving up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467009 well as most of you know I went to TN for the weekend to visit my grand daughter who left in June - she is 2.5 now - lol and just a love! when I arrived very late friday night we called to say we arrived safe and sound and would see them in the morning - but I was quickly informed she was still up and waiting at the door with her back pack on to go see nana. so we said ok even though we were so exhausted from traveling. and when she saw me she ran to me yelling nana!!! I had all I could ... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:26:56 EST 8/22 Thursday day 8 not a good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463361 well it started out hurried and I was hungry all day long!!!!! I dislike days like this - I've done well up until today and I tried to eat healthy. When my snack attack hit I chose a granola bar instead of chocolate. lunch time I was starving and my salad just wasn't good - so I was good and had some healthy cereal instead. it worked and I didn't feel like I cheated. but tonight I'm going to have some pizza. I did plan for it but I know it will put me a bit over in my calories. but be... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:44:48 EST 8/21 day 7 trying to get things done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463356 I am late again with my blog - I have all good intentions and then wow time slips away from me. I've been super busy this week - work is going crazy and I'm leaving for TN on Friday so I'm trying to get so much done in a short time frame. <BR> <BR> UG is all I can say - but i'm logging my food daily and so far I've done well. Exercise isn't where I'd like it to be but baby steps is all I can say. I'm moving forward and staying positive. <BR> <BR> this blog will be a short and simple on... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:37:45 EST 8/21 day 7 trying to get things done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463355 I am late again with my blog - I have all good intentions and then wow time slips away from me. I've been super busy this week - work is going crazy and I'm leaving for TN on Friday so I'm trying to get so much done in a short time frame. <BR> <BR> UG is all I can say - but i'm logging my food daily and so far I've done well. Exercise isn't where I'd like it to be but baby steps is all I can say. I'm moving forward and staying positive. <BR> <BR> this blog will be a short and simple on... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:37:45 EST 8/21 day 7 trying to get things done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463354 I am late again with my blog - I have all good intentions and then wow time slips away from me. I've been super busy this week - work is going crazy and I'm leaving for TN on Friday so I'm trying to get so much done in a short time frame. <BR> <BR> UG is all I can say - but i'm logging my food daily and so far I've done well. Exercise isn't where I'd like it to be but baby steps is all I can say. I'm moving forward and staying positive. <BR> <BR> this blog will be a short and simple on... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 18:37:43 EST 8/20 day 6 making it stick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5461360 Hi everyone!!! <BR> <BR> so far so good here. I've been trying really hard to stay strong and keep logging and I'm doing well. I was rushed this morning so didn't get to weigh in but I will tomorrow. Wednesdays always did work a bit better for me in that department. I wanted to get in that elliptical at lunch today but my boss had me super busy. he wanted me to go back to January and give him a report to date and man that had me busy all afternoon - but I'm happy to report I have only o... Tue, 20 Aug 2013 20:19:12 EST 8/17 - 18- 19 days 3,4,&5 not giving up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460844 sorry everyone - I didn't fall off the face of the earth again!!! I had a funeral in West Port MA on Saturday that went all day long - it was a life celebration and they really do celebrate! lol it was very different but very good and I'm glad I was there for my friend. However, there is no internet service there at all - and I had no way to log in. Sunday I volunteer at an assisted care facility and that was going to be for 1/2 a day but they were short handed so I didn't leave there til... Tue, 20 Aug 2013 10:05:03 EST 8/16 day 2 - new journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457121 well it is day 2 and I'm still alive! lol <BR> <BR> I'm a bit off today - this morning I was awakened by a hot flash early and just couldn't get back into a good sleep. I also have a busy weekend with a dear friends fathers funeral to attend - they are doing a life celebration so I have no idea how all that will go. <BR> <BR> I'm also a bit hungry today - been quelching it with water and will have a good cup of soup for lunch and I know that will help <BR> <BR> so far I've had <BR> <B... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:30:14 EST