HRTBRKR2013's SparkPeople Blog HRTBRKR2013's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Dreary day dreary weather. I really dislike winter and cold I am not a Bear but in the cold winter months i tend to stay inside and hibernate just like a bear. I tend to love to bake alot in the cold seasons and this is hazardous to my waistline. I am gonna have a drastically hard time bith this season. with trying to watch my food intake. so I have devised a plan to make use of my talents and use the recipes on here to the fullest of my abilities. I am gonna make healthy foods. I just still have to stick to my control... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 19:01:29 EST Beautiful day Beautiful day <BR> Worked outside for several hours trimming trees and bushes by hand. <BR> getting ready to dig up flower beds and tree roots so that I can put in new flower beds the raised kind. Plenty of outside work to do and perfect temperatures for doing it. <BR> <em>376</em> <BR> <em>125</em> <BR> <em>375</em> <BR> <em>379</em> Sat, 28 Sep 2013 23:59:41 EST A new Question to answer. How will you recommit to your program this fall to get a jump on the holidays and keep your program fresh and exciting? <BR> I am recommitting to my program by restarting again with new vigor and gumption to stick to it this time and not fail again. I am making plans to start walking in my neighborhood tomorrow and do it at least once a day every day to start. I have been back for 6 days now and I have been keeping track of my food intake and water and watching my self closely to keep me hon... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 01:59:22 EST A question to answer. How do you feel right now about your prospects for becoming a consistent exerciser, and using fitness as a springboard to lose weight and get healthier? <BR> Right now I am excited to be starting this Journey. I have come to a point in my life that I want this and I need this journey. <BR> I want this because I am tired of looking at my self in the mirror and seeing someone who I do not recognize. because in my mind I see myself as a skinny person not this big woman who I see looking back at... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 00:53:38 EST Spark points first I am only 38 points from accomplishing everything on my points page for today I am gonna Max out my points today. <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <em>345</em> <BR> <em>250</em> <BR> <em>243</em> <BR> <em>380</em> <BR> <em>248</em> <BR> <em>205</em> Sun, 22 Sep 2013 19:07:34 EST Here I am again. It has been a rough year and a half. Last year in 2012 May I lost my daddie. and that started a chain reaction I guess. my mom was not in good health and she gave up when he passed away. I lost Mommie in August last year too. that kinda took its toll on me. I have been in a downward spiral since. I am at a point now where I am totally sick and tired of being in this life. so I am determined to put a stop to it. I am changing my life with the help of God by my side I am going to succeed this t... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 13:29:11 EST Today is day one. I am more serious than I ever have been before about achieving my goals for loosing my weight. I do have a good support system with my health care professionals and this time it is going to work. I am awesome!!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <em>334</em> Sat, 15 Oct 2011 11:41:41 EST It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand days as a lamb. It is better to live one day as a lion, than a thousand days as a lamb. <BR> - Roman proverb <BR> <BR> Are you a lion or a lamb? <BR> I look at myself right now as a lamb, because I am very timid and shy I do not like to stir up problems and I see that I tend to let others lead and I follow. one of the things I am trying to learn and working hard on putting into my life is to be more of a lion. I see a person as a lion who is a leader, who is not afraid to speak their mind, and someone who d... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 23:34:04 EST Today I feel.... Today I felt pretty good about my eating and exercise but at the end of the day I see my food log and I am way over in alot of my fats , carbs and cholesterol and falling short with the good stuff that I need to eat. <BR> But I give myself a plus because I did do the 10 minute exercise video for boot camp day one. so I guess today was not all bad. Wed, 6 Jan 2010 22:35:35 EST My New years resolutions. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> Well here it is 2010 and i have not acomplished anything in the last year. I fell off the wagon and became depressed and lost sight of me and my goals . I am gonna start this year off with a new outlook and work on me harder than I have because I have reached a weight that I am truely discusted with. I cannot do this anymore. I am gonna climb up this ladder again and start over and this time I... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 17:31:24 EST Happy Thanksgiving My day is busy, I am taking a break right now, while stuff is cooking. <BR> Not expecting any Family to come over except my mom. My kids are all off doing their own things with the other halves of their families. My youngest daughter is in Dayton Ohio at Job corp and was unable to come home But I am going to visit her tomorrow. Just my Boyfriend and I are here at home. <BR> I have made most of the dinner from recipes I got off of here. so far everything is going well. worst thing to happe... Thu, 26 Nov 2009 13:02:24 EST Ever feel like your day could not get any worse? Well this is one of those days. I got up in a good mood and feeling really good had a good nights sleep and it was early good time to get up and start my day. As the day wore on it slowly got to the point that you just wanted to crawl back into bed and start again hopefully with a better day then what this one is. <BR> Even though it is not possible there are days when I wish I could just copy the whole day and do it over again the next day and the next ect... <BR> It just seemed that today e... Sat, 7 Feb 2009 16:17:19 EST What a week. This has been a very stressful week for me. Last saturday my sister and I went to visit my father, and about 5 hours after we left My brother found him passed out on the floor of his wood-shop. I have spent everyday this week in the hospital holding my dads hand and praying that God will do what ever is best for my dad. As much as I am not ready to lose my dad I cannot be selfish and ask for God not to take him I have to Think of my dad just as he would think of me first. My dad has taught th... Fri, 16 Jan 2009 21:59:21 EST I may not be online for the next week ..... .....due to moving so my internet will be off. But I will be back as soon as Possible. Keep me in your prayers. Thanks Blessings to all. I will miss you. Tue, 6 Jan 2009 23:10:37 EST Making a Choice. Today's Blog Questions. <BR> Do you feel unmotivated a lot? Do you think that’s really true, or could you be sabotaging your own motivation by expecting that “being motivated” means it will be easy to make the “right” choice all the time? <BR> Answers: <BR> I do feel unmotivated often. but I do not usually tell myself that I am. my biggest problem with motivation is not me telling myself that I am but my boyfriend tells me that i am not motivated alot and likes to tell everyone we know that ... Tue, 6 Jan 2009 18:25:58 EST I have had a good day. I ate sensibly and stayed within my limits. I got my excercise. and I got some of my housework done. Sun, 4 Jan 2009 23:48:41 EST My introduction continued... well I will keep you all in suspence for one more day. catch me tomarrow. Sat, 3 Jan 2009 23:42:40 EST Finally a proper Introduction. <em>43</em> <BR> Well I have been wanting to do this for a couple of weeks. So here it goes. <BR> My name is Angela. I am 42 years old, divorced and involved with a man who is 10 years younger than me. I have 4 children with my ex-husband. We were married for 21 1/2 years. <BR> My oldest is 25, she is married with two boys. So I am a grandma of a 4 year old and a two year old and there is a third on the way in May of this year. We do not know what it is yet. LOL. <BR> My oldest is a grad ... Fri, 2 Jan 2009 22:00:03 EST New Years Resolutions or Revolutions, as someone on Spark said it. My new years resolution is to Watch what I eat better than I have been. excercise 30 more minutes a day. Work on my organizationial skills and try to make my life better.I will fill this in more tomarrow. Thu, 1 Jan 2009 23:56:02 EST One of them days. We have all used the phrase , "Have you ever had one of them days...", I am sure. Well sometimes it seems like they tend to just run together into an endless week. I know it is a slump that I am going thru. I just try that much harder to get out of the hole and back onto leval ground. I change my habits to bring myself up and I feel better for a period of time but then the old ways try to take over and I slowly slide back down. sometimes I am able to catch myself and stop the forward momentu... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 13:14:18 EST Struggles to Triumphs At first when I started it was a struggle to watch and log everything that I eat and do on a daily basis. but as I go along everyday finding myself looking forward to getting online and coming to this web site I get excited . I feel more confident daily and it is more of a triumph for me to be able to look at all I have accomplished so far in just over a month. I am more conscience of everything I say , do and eat and alot more changes that I have implimented from things that I have been lear... Mon, 29 Dec 2008 23:53:36 EST Decisions, Decisions! ! <em>250</em> <BR> Thanks to SP for the excellent web site. I have found it very useful. I have been using it every day for my first two weeks and I have decided to stay with the program and to make better use of it. I have been mainly reading and learning and now it is time to start applying the lessons learned. So this is why I decided to stay in the start up mode a little while longer and actually Institute the things I am learning. Thanks to all for the words of encouragement I have love... Sun, 30 Nov 2008 15:45:19 EST