IAMBIZI's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=IAMBIZI IAMBIZI'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 need new shoes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832195 60 degrees for our walk around the neighborhood. It was nice but my hands got cold but my raynauds did not flare up surprisingly. <BR> I have a busy day for tomorrow. see one client the out for lunch as usual with hubby to chris's por boys for gumbo. the hair appointment for retouch of color and a gloss and hair cut if time permits then another client. then art walk with friends, have not been downtown if a while. then dinner somewhere. We ate left overs tonight for dinner then went to the pu... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 00:54:07 EST I will make it so! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829195 Getting ready to go to a music and merryment fundraiser. I will be the designated driver for my girl friend who never gets to drink escorted. So she is excited. there will be 3 houses on display, a trolley shuttling us from house to house with different set of music in each house. Hubby is playing jazz in one of the houses with a trio, chorus singers in another house and other musicians in the third house. Hubby got us complimentary tickets $75 dollars a piece because he is playing. <BR> I am... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 17:39:57 EST Reward good behavior with computer time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822535 Came home from work and hubby was at a rehearsal and then he was going to a concert. <BR> I ate chicken salad for dinner. <BR> at 6 pm I plunkered down at the computer and was going to get on line and do my thing. but knew that I was trying to change my computer usage....using it as a reward. So I got up and went to my desk and made out a deposit which took about an hour. I was going to break down then and have a cider and not go to the gym but I had already stated that I was going to the gym... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:42:45 EST Please don't judge me.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820922 Well..... <BR> The truth of the matter is that I have been lieing to myself and my doctor about how much alcohol that I am drinking. You guys know the truth as I have been documenting it for some odd months now. <BR> Last week I met with my psych doctor and told her that I was drinking 3 times per week 3 drinks each time. She asked me specifics..... <BR> She said this was moderate drinking, and that she was happy that I was doing so well being moderate. I told her that I could not afford my t... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:54:30 EST I don't feel good..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817089 It is 4am here and 32 degrees. burr for the south!My anti histamine stopped working so I got up and took some more meds. Perhaps I am over loading them: <BR> <BR> First thing Friday morning 9 am: <BR> zyrtek 10mg ( supposed to last all day!) antihistamine for allergies <BR> Allegra- D for allergies and congestion: 12 hour Decongestant withpsedoephedrine 120mg and fexofenadine hcl 60mg,antihistamine <BR> This Does not last 12 hours more like 6-7. <BR> mucinex-DM- 12 hour for cough and expecto... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 06:14:26 EST Finished my first 10 k!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813134 I finished my 1st Cajun Cup 10 K in 1 hour and 31 minutes! <BR> I even jogged some on the last half. <BR> ate 2 bowls of jambalaya with chicken and sausage that was fantastic!!!!! <BR> then came home and hubby and I went out for lunch I just had a bowl of cabbage and remulaude dressing, think a spicy coleslaw. I have a smoothie to finish just could not finish drinking something so cold when I was getting ready to be cold. <BR> I started out with 2 shirts and a sweater and scarf and mittens an... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 14:07:35 EST Made it through day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809677 I have been updating my medical journal of sorts a one page document that I created showing my medical history, meds, and tests etc. I have many md visits the next 30 days. Pap, mammo with screening ultra sound, colonoscopy consult and prcedure soon, right thumb evaluation by OT this week(with treatments of unknown duration), my pdoc ordered labs but they are too soon, am allowed them one time a year so will have my Mdoc order them when I see her the 26th and then just give a copy to my pdoc ... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 00:30:37 EST Happy halloween! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808796 halloween was great fun and the kids loved the decorations and special effects, fog machine, crank ghost, skeletons on the roof! spiders in the trees hanging bat in the bush, in the yard full of tombstones, hanging ghouls, lots of kids and parents complemented us, we were dressed as dead bride and groom. this old wedding dress is falling a part but I love it. It is too small and I can only breath shallow breaths so when it is time to be done I can hardly wait to unzip it and be able to breat... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 16:44:48 EST Great day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806668 Great day today! <BR> thankful for my job. I only saw 3 clients. <BR> I started off the day with a blueberry spinach smoothie and 2 cups of coffee with half and half. <BR> Had lunch with the gang at the health food store... ate grilled shrimp fahitas ( with out the carbs), quinoa tabouli, sauteed kale with peppers and onions and fresh boiled beets. I love their food! <BR> Dinner: I cooked teryaki ginger salmon in an 450 oven baked for 12 minutes and then I cooked fresh sliced beets with a co... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:08:50 EST Great day and My first real 8k walk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804597 Went to bed last night at 930pm which is a first as I am up after midnight usually. The alarm went off at 5;30 got right up and made a smoothie using frozen blueberries and fresh strawberries and pea protein powder. Drank 2 cups of coffee and I left the house at 610am met paula at a mcdonalds at 630and and she drove us to the town of opelousas for the veterans walk. For a 7;30 check in time. This was the first year for it and it started at 8am. Why does it have to be that early????? <BR> Ther... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:06:17 EST thanks for your support! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802499 I have been such a sloth.... <BR> have been drinking way too often and too much. <BR> This is my 2nd day in a row (Alcohol free) this month. <BR> Geesh! <BR> Jeff is at the Football game. <BR> The house is an absolute mess. Halloween things all about, his favorite time of the year. Hoping that the weather stays nice as it has been this week. <BR> Am afraid to look at the forecast....it poured last year....even so we still had about 30 kids come thru. <BR> On my second load of laundry and have... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:58:20 EST I have a problem with alcohol.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801508 July 30 days AF, August 19 days AF, September 21 days AF <BR> <BR> 9- 30 AF tred mill 7.0 miles at 3.5 mph and at 3% incline for 3.5miles! <BR> 10-1 mod 2/3 rds (750ml)bottle of cider dumped out the rest on 10-6! <BR> 10-2 AF tred mill... 7.0 miles at 3.5 mph and at 3% incline for 3.5miles! tired tonight <BR> 10-3 DD 2 pints of cider and 3 twisted teas <BR> 10-4 AF walked an outside track 7 miles in 2 hours. yeah! <BR> 10-5 DD 2 pints of cider 1 twisted tea then 3 beers at home...walked in t... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:24:03 EST great food day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797145 Great food day. <BR> 2 cups of coffee with half and half. <BR> 3 scrambled eggs with spinach and black bean salsa and a side of brocolli and a cup of fresh fruit for lunch(bananas, pinapple, melon, grapes. yum! <BR> then for dinner 4oz of grass fed beef with goat cheese and an avocado, tablespoon of hummus. <BR> one strong beer tonight about an hour ago. <BR> walked on the tred mill this afternoon 7 miles 2 hours 0%incline. <BR> Listened to my music on my iphone but it kept falling off, my ha... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:26:45 EST 8 miles!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793767 This was how september played out: <BR> 9-1 DD So many margaritas at a cook out! had fun! <BR> 9-2 very mod 1 drink <BR> 9-3 DD 3 drinks in one hour. heart is pounding <BR> 9-4 AF <BR> 9-5 DD black cherry mikes hard lemonade, wine tasting, beer tasting, whiskey tasting then pumpkin stout! yum! <BR> 9-6 AF <BR> 9-7 DD 2 pints of cider and a shot of cinnamon whiskey for the cider yum! <BR> 9-8 MOD one pumpkin stout ( 10 1/2% alcohol so really it was equal to 2 beers.) <BR> 9-9 DD 2 pumpkin stou... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 00:09:08 EST what a great day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793082 what a beautiful day. read the newspaper on my swing and sat outdoors for 3 hours! <BR> takes me along time to read the paper. <BR> then hubby came home and we walked around the neighborhood. and talked to one of our neighbors about halloween coming up. He decorates his front lawn fabulously. so we admired the decorations that he had up already. they were great. We noticed that he is on a bird migration path so we watched as spoon bills flew over head as well as egrets and ibis. it was great.... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 23:00:04 EST I should sleep well tonight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792449 WE ate lunch early because I had to work today. Had chicken and sausage gumbo and a bowl of cabbage that I make slaw with a remulaude sauce. Later had an apple. <BR> I saw 2 sweet demented clients new to me. Both of them really needed their toe nails trimmed and she let me paint her toenails at the age of 92. Love it! <BR> <BR> I did it! I was able to walk OUT SIDE on a track at the gym 7 miles <BR> in 2 hours!!!! It was not that hard...It was a beautiful day perfect weather 70's and low hum... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 21:04:29 EST 7 miles!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790096 Chicken salad(chicken, walnuts, apples and raisins) salad(kale, carrots, tomatoes) for dinner. <BR> I asked a trainer about walking on the tred mill instead of on the floor. At first he said I should walk on the tract. (14 laps is one mile) I balked at that. He said to start walking on an incline to improve my training no more than 5% and to go up to 8 miles. But not every session. He said training 3 times a week was good, to vary the lengths each time. I watch tv while walking. <BR> I walked... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:26:05 EST very proud of myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788721 Got up late 1030 and had a cup of coffee. <BR> Brunch consisted of 3 scrambled eggs with spinach and a side of black bean salsa that I dumped on top...it was delicious! a side of brocolli and a cup of fresh fruit, (bananas, cantelope, grapes, and pinapple). yum! <BR> WE ran several errands that took forever. Picked up my print that we finally had framed it is beautiful! <BR> I went to the gym and walked 10K on the tred mile...6.4 miles for 110 minutes at 3.5 mph. <BR> That is the first time I... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:12:10 EST Happy sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784294 I read the paper this morning had a cup of coffee. <BR> went to brunch with hubby. Had 2 scrambled eggs with spinach and a side of brocolli and a cup of fresh mixed fruit. <BR> I scrubbed the kitchen floor and part of the back door area and then shook out some dusty rugs. took about an hour. Finished my charting and filing. I still have some billing to do....jeff swept about 2/3rds of the house. He has been sneezing alot lately. <BR> I went to the hazelden chat room and talked a bit about my ... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:43:56 EST internet addiction rearing its ugly head.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784099 It is not good that I spent 5 hours on the internet yesterday, <BR> it is becoming a problem again. <BR> I am avoiding other responsibilities, house is a mess, yard has been neglected. my paper work continues to be behind. <BR> So for this afternoon I will so some house hold chores, cleaning and get caught up with my paper work. There is an on line support chat room for AA people with dual diagnosis at 4pm. I think I would like to join them on that chat. Hazelden.... I don't think I am an al... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:06:29 EST Great day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783695 Up at 7am...wanted to read the newspapers...4 of them.WE don't normally get 2 newspapers, one of them is trying to sell us their paper...one month free, they just pile up. (I walked outside in my jammies to pick 2 of them up)That took me 3 1/2 hours to read them and 3 cups of coffee later. Got dressed folded a load of clothes and off to an early lunch. a small bowl of chicken and sausage gumbo and a bowl of cabbage with sauce that I like, a remulaude. Ran by the eye glass place to have new no... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 20:31:15 EST Alcohol free since setember 10th, it is making a difference! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782861 I made it to the gym again last night!! <BR> Walked a 5 K in a little over an hour. <BR> I am feeling good this morning. <BR> 146.5 this morning. happy about this, it has taken me 6 months to get back to this weight. Geesh so easy to gain weight and hard to take it off. I think I will work hard to not regain my weight this time. I am such a yo yoer dieter. Being alcohol free is really making a difference. <BR> Up then down. It wasn't that long ago that I weighed 139.5, I can be there again I ... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 09:28:17 EST Alcohol intake journal for september so far.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777151 9-1 DD So many margaritas at a cook out! had fun! <BR> 9-2 very mod 1 drink <BR> 9-3 DD 3 drinks in one hour. heart is pounding <BR> 9-4 AF <BR> 9-5 DD black cherry mikes hard lemonade, wine tasting, beer tasting, whiskey tasting then pumpkin stout! yum! <BR> 9-6 AF <BR> 9-7 DD 2 pints of cider and a shot of cinnamin whiskey for the cider yum! <BR> 9-8 MOD one pumpkin stout ( 10 1/2% alcohol so really it was equal to 2 beers.) <BR> 9-9 DD 2 pumpkin stouts, 2 pints of cider and a shot of cinno... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:59:13 EST monday was labor day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772168 September 1st was labor day. <BR> WE went to a friends house for a gathering that they had. A cook out and pot luck, WE brought 3 pounds of broccoli and pecan salad($25). IT was good. Jeff and I ate a late lunch because we knew he was fixing kebobs which are low calorie and we are big eaters. WE went over there at 4 and did not eat until 6. The hostest wss serving margaritas and kept my glass full. Needless to say I was tipsy before the evening was thru. It was fun and we were joking around t... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 21:08:49 EST It is Saturday, labor day weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770104 Good day today. <BR> weighed 150 so happy about that. drank 2 cups of coffee with half and half and liquid stevia. <BR> Slept in late, went to chris's for our usual lunch: chef salad with only turkey because I am trying to not eat ham, over a bed of cabbage instead of ice berg lettuce. white and yellow cheese were also on the salad, I used a remulaude dressing, yum! <BR> Saw a couple of clients this afternoon. last little lady is 98 and loves bright red polish! We always have a nice visit, I ... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:55:18 EST Back from the beach.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761790 Friday We packed up my red honda fit and drove 6 hours to pensacola beach florida! Santa Rosa Island to be specific. <BR> Beautiful weather. Checked in to our room for the next 48 hours of vacation. <BR> Put on my customary blue floral floor length mu mu and headed to the tiki hut next to the water. <BR> Dawn, our favorite bartender was still there, she seemed to recognize us.... <BR> Started right off with my favorite rum ice cream drink the famous "bush whacker". and then another favorite: ... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 00:11:58 EST great food day! but my back is hurting me.....don't know why. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753896 Breakfast: <BR> 2 cups of coffee with half and half <BR> kale, brocolli, carrots and blueberries and milk. in nutribullet. <BR> wow! Had to add stevia...the brocolli was so over powering...I could not taste anything else. With the stevia it was drinkable. <BR> I think I prefer cooked over raw. <BR> lunch: <BR> grilled shrimp spinach salad. With berries, strawberries, blueberries and cranberries. with a little cheese. It had a balsalmic vinegrette with some honey which was very good. <BR> dinn... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 21:00:13 EST drank tonight...am ok with it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752524 After an afternoon at the movies we went out to a local bar called brewskis 2 blocks from our house and had a few drinks and played pool. It was fun! <BR> Came home and had a good dinner of salmon ( I used a ginger teriyaki sauce) and fresh steamed asparagus. Hubby ate some left over cucumber and feta cheese salad from yesterday. <BR> yummy <BR> Have a great week! <BR> bizi Sun, 3 Aug 2014 22:15:09 EST 149 this morning!~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751987 Yesterdays lunch consisted Of grilled wild caught salmon, <BR> collard greens and squash and purple cabbage <BR> For dinner we went to a cook out last night. <BR> (grateful that we did not have to cook) <BR> they served kabobs: <BR> small amount of beef tips, sweet onions, and red peppers and mushrooms. <BR> hubby brought not good tabouli from some place other than sandras and it was not good. plus it had wheat so did not even try it, it looked mushy..... Before we went over there I had eaten... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 23:53:00 EST Hubby is home!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750052 Hubby is home and I am so happy to see him!!!! <BR> Fixed a great supper tonight for dinner: <BR> sauteed talapia in grapeseed oil and lemon pepper, and a tiny bit of red pepper. <BR> at 450 degrees baked an italian egg plant light lavender in color <BR> baked a tomato cut into halves and then cut up a pink lady apple and a juicy peach and baked them as well, for 20 minutes. <BR> everything came out great and hubby liked it. <BR> WE are heading to bed earlier...he is exhausted did not sleep m... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 00:10:24 EST hubby comes home tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749286 Making my smoothie was difficult this morning. My blender could not mix it up I think the blender doesn't work any more. <BR> So time to get a new blender. <BR> Breakfast smoothie: kale, yogurt, milk, blueberries and raspberries. <BR> For lunch I had shrimp creole over tabouli and chard. <BR> For dinner I ate chicken salad and tomato, organic and very good. tabouli left over so that is gone now. Ate a juicey peach yum! <BR> Hubby is due back at 4;30 tomorrow. Happy to have him home he has bee... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:46:31 EST Good Morning all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747432 I got my hair done, I like it, the first thing to start showing gray again are my eye brows so they are done too.( I look like grocho marks while the color is on my eye brows lol) I was there from 1-3;30, she was sweet and that is the last time I will have her she graduates soon. So start with someone new next month. It costs me 50$ including a tip regular prices. twice a year they have customer appreciation days where if you pre book they give you 20% off your next three months so the is a c... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 10:26:01 EST Shaklee products? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747271 Anyone use shaklee products weight loss shakes, vitamins and supplements? <BR> I am looking into using theirs....seems really expensive though. <BR> bizi Sun, 27 Jul 2014 00:55:41 EST I love Good Food!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746594 sometimes I work saturdays, tomorrow I just made a 9am appointment earliest one in a while. So that is 2 clients in the am, then home for lunch then hair at 1 and then another client at 4. I was hoping to get to the farmers market before lunch will see. <BR> <BR> I stopped by a coffee shop and had 4 cups of coffee with splenda and half and half at around 3:30pm...it still did not perk me up! <BR> <BR> Lunch: <BR> Grilled ginger salmon, fresh wild caught and delicious! <BR> steamed kale with... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 20:14:43 EST 24 days Alcohol free and I am losing weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745967 I ate a lot today! <BR> and it was all good for me. <BR> I split this lunch and had it at dinner too. <BR> <BR> Mousaka: ground grass fed beef, egg plant, onions, red peppers, small white potatoes with Mediterranean spices, so good! <BR> steamed purple cabbage <BR> boiled beets that were delicious <BR> all of the veggies were organic. <BR> some left over chicken from last night that had chimichurri sauce on it:garlic and parsley and crushed peppers. That was even better tonight! <BR> fruit s... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 21:48:02 EST 21 days Alcohol free! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743700 I had a reasonable lunch then had a big dinner. <BR> <BR> lunch: <BR> tabouli made with quinoa instead of wheat <BR> chicken salad with apples and walnuts <BR> blue berries <BR> <BR> Dinner: <BR> roasted califlower(Mayo, chili powder, parmesan cheese) <BR> small thin egg plant roasted little grapeseed oil and spices <BR> spicy cat fish with crab stuffing <BR> a baked tomato <BR> fresh mango <BR> <BR> all of the veggies and chicken salad and tabouli are organic. <BR> <BR> I ate about half ... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 20:44:59 EST Food glorious food! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741723 Had great food today! <BR> <BR> lunch: <BR> Wild caught salmon with slices of mango on it-yum! <BR> purple cabbage <BR> collard greens <BR> chard with onions and peppers <BR> (all organic veggies) <BR> <BR> Dinner: <BR> organic chicken salad with apples and walnuts <BR> organic carrots salad with golden raisins <BR> a whole avacado with some apple cider vinegar <BR> an organic tomato with sour cream <BR> <BR> I think I will have a cup of coffee about ready to fall asleep. <BR> yawn! <BR> b... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 20:19:05 EST july 16th...16 days AF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740008 Still at 153.5 this morning after a weekend of not healthy food while I was out of town for my father in laws funeral. <BR> But I am back to eating healthy and can perhaps make it to the gym sometime...I will work late tonight and have more paper work to do, charting that I am behind on...like usual. Still AF since 7-1-14 so am happy about that, probably the reason I can lose weight. I need to fold a load of laundry that has been sitting there for over a week, it nags at me. Last night I made... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 10:53:20 EST July 10th...10 days AF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736368 well today has been a whirl wind. <BR> I worked a normal day got home at 5;30 then made a bunch of phone calls to reschedule clients from sat, sun, mon and a couple of new clients. one to a client who really needed to be seen so I ate a few bites of a curried chicken salad and drove like crazy to get there by 7pm and he really needed my foot care so i felt good about going. now I am worrying that I did too much, took the dead nail off and it had been infected so told the nurse about it and sh... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:08:21 EST July 6th.... 6 days alcohol free, down 2 pounds :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733338 I worked friday but I love my job so that is fine. Had a girl friend over to share dinner. It was good! We had a chicken salad with walnuts and apples and raisins very good and cucumbers and tomatoes and strawberries and raspberries and grapes for dinner with a friend then went to see fire works in another town as our town was not having any <em>24</em> She brought white wine for dinner and had a margarita at the fair grounds. mini-mid way rides, fair food. It was fun and different which is... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 20:40:33 EST Taking back control! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730091 July 1st, new month, new mind set. <BR> My scrubs are so tight that they are cutting into me at the waist. and these are draw string pants!!!! <BR> This is the heaviest that I have been in a very long time. <BR> I have been eating and drinking too long now and want to be healthier. <BR> Today is my first alcohol free day in a long time. <BR> I stopped at an organic local produce stand and picked up some corn on the cob(which was very good, and I was not grossed out by the little worm that I f... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 20:39:38 EST weight up.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712584 I should not be surprised that my weight is up because I have been drinking. 152.5 this morning that makes for a total of 13 pounds gain in 7 months. NOT GOOD! <BR> We are leaving on vacation and this would be a good time to really watch what I eat and maybe even do a diet with protein shakes and such. Something to think about. Usually I gain weight on vacation. We leave in a week next friday am not ready need to get the car serviced before then. WE are taking my new car, hopefully all will ... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 08:46:11 EST weight is down some but am a bit dehydrated so.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701387 well I had 3 beers last night the ultra michelob light pomegranet. 95 calories, they were tasty and I am out of beer now so maybe I won't buy any more for a while. <BR> I did make it thru the work out class at the gym yesterday, I feeel it today. That was the first fitness 101 class in years that I have done. I could only do about 3/4 of the class. I just can't seem to do squats or lunges and I can't balance on one foot where we are supposed to stretch our legs. I fall over. every one else st... Fri, 23 May 2014 10:18:45 EST I am back..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700363 I started posting again and feel good about that. <BR> Initially I stopped posting because I thought that it was taking too much time on the computer. I had deleted all of the blogs, websites, forums that had anything to do with alcohol. I really was spending a lot of time going to those sites. But what I discovered was that I was still spending the same amount of time on the computer just going to diffferent links and staying more on facebook. <BR> So I decided to check back in here. <BR> I ... Wed, 21 May 2014 23:12:53 EST I need to get a life.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665027 I keep wondering what I am doing with my life. Maybe I am depressed? <BR> I can't seem to get motivated to do much of anything. I am getting my hair colored today. I did make coffee this morning. <BR> I am relying on jeff more and more these days to do the cooking. <BR> neither one of us clean so the house is a mess. <BR> I sit here in my jammies.... <BR> I should be more active... <BR> I should read the newspaper and watch the news... <BR> I should know my local politicians and current event... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 12:37:29 EST Day 13 of lent, St Patty's day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650366 WE went to my friends house for St. Patty's day dinner. <BR> I ate desert. a big piece of cho french silk pie. <BR> Ate corned beef and cabbage and mashed potatoes and bread so ate a lot of starches tonight, <BR> NOT ON MY DIET! <BR> I have been doing really well and forgot that I was not eating sugar for lent. OPPS! <BR> Honestly I forgot! <BR> 12 days of sugar free at least. <BR> And I am still AF which is the most important aspect of this lent period. <BR> WEll actually I am doing Belles... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 22:52:04 EST Lent starts day one... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640023 As Mardi Gras comes to a close I remember the fun over the weekend we had at the parades and cook outs and king cake party. It was definitely a "Fat Tuesday" with all of the eating and drinking that took place. <BR> But alas, It is now Ash wednesday and although I do not consider myself a religious person, I think that I am more spiritual. I recognize that for the majority of people in my town who are catholic, today is a big deal. And I respect that. This is the perfect opportunity to sacrif... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 01:07:43 EST Food Glorious Food! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634751 Oh I love being on a low carb diet when we go out to eat at Dwights. <BR> Our favorite restaurant. <BR> Piping hot Char-broiled oysters with a buttery, slightly spicy cheeseyness that is delightfully sinful! First of the season. I had the crawfish ettouffe with cheese over mixed brocolli/califlower and carrots instead of a baked potato. <BR> Jeff had 3#s of boiled crawfish with baby red potatoes and a piece of corn on the cobb. <BR> They only opened last night for crawfish and we are so happy... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:47:39 EST survived day 3..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632062 This time around the days are just dragging, can't believe it is only day 3 down. <BR> I thought yesterday was day 3. <BR> sigh <BR> It is so much harder not drinking this time. <BR> Wolfie came strong on me tonight I actually told hubby that I was going to get some beer. said good bye to him he was out the door to see a concert and I left to the grocery store. <BR> I walked in and went to the bathroom there and came out and talked myself out of the beer and instead bought myself some raspb... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 00:12:50 EST Day one...(again) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629068 good morning, I too need to get back on tract of dieting and watching what I eat. have put on a couple of more pounds...slowly creeping back up again. Have been eating these wonderful donuts int he mornings they are all gone now. clients have been feeding me, need to politely say no that I am on a diet. <BR> But the scarey thing that I read last night is how sugar feeds cancer cells and more specifically can contribute to breast cancer risks. I knew that alcohol did this. <BR> It was called a... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:10:18 EST