INGMARIE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=INGMARIE INGMARIE'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/ My town. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718399 <BR> Wanted to share with you some of the pieces of the town I live in. <BR> <BR> <BR> http://youtu.be/eNCp8jS-zIE Sun, 15 Jun 2014 11:24:00 EST to save us all? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695076 <BR> Is this the way we should save ourselves and Mother Earth <BR> some good id eas for sure. <BR> <BR> <link>youtu.be/lcAl4evwK3o </link> Wed, 14 May 2014 17:02:01 EST The Magnolia trees are Blooming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691981 The trees are so beautiful now. It is a shame the flowers do not last long, <BR> Here are some flowers from beginning to end. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1648698646.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l533644235.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l684237124.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1951519496.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1293847079.jpg"> Sat, 10 May 2014 13:29:11 EST I am just saying...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685559 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l783083071.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone. Fri, 2 May 2014 08:33:06 EST Day 5 of Quitting (Wednesday 30th.) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684803 I must be better than I thought <em>100</em> <BR> I only gained 0.2 Lb during my quitting. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I think instinct takes over when it comes to food choices after being watchful for so long. <em>101</em> <BR> I did eat chocolate and cheeses in excess for sure, but I think after about 2 days of "pigging out" that was enough, and I went back to healthier choices again. I was back down to mid range of calorie intake and fat was about 22% carbs 52% and protein 26% th... Thu, 1 May 2014 10:35:34 EST Day 4 of "Quitting" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683993 Day 4, Tuesday, woohoo stayed within my calorie range. <BR> I even went out for lunch with a friend ,we tried a Vietnamese restaurant <BR> this time. <em>481</em> <BR> I had beef and noodle soup, very good. It came with a side of bean sprouts and a green herb that tasted like basil/mint with a anise after-taste, interesting flavor, brought some home to see if I can get some roots going there. <em>378</em> <BR> As for my quitting, well I am not. <em>224</em> <BR> I will start keep... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:04:06 EST Day 3 of Quitting. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682990 I must say I like it better when I actually am mindful about what goes into my body. <em>198</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l15706211.jpg"> <BR> The only healthy thing yesterday was my snack and the only reason for that was : I went shopping for my veggies and bought too much ,so I had to eat some older ones in order to fit the new produce in the fridge. <BR> <BR> Way over in calories on Monday some 1800 WOW <em>15</em> <BR> the % was ok, 48 % carbs, 26% each ... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:07:36 EST Day 2 of "Quitting" (yesterday Sunday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682152 Well, ,I think soon I have to quit this quitting LOL <em>198</em> <BR> I ate lots of bread and cheese yesterday, love Brie and the one I had yesterday was double cream and with mushrooms, YUMMY. <BR> Now it is all gone <em>24</em> Less veggies and fruit. <BR> <BR> I ate fairly healthy, ended up in the upper region of calorie intake, went over in fat%, (cheese) under in carb%. <BR> <BR> The thing that makes me want to go back and quit the quitting is ,,,, <BR> my tummy, it is not hap... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 08:11:15 EST Day 1 of Quitting (yesterday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681521 Went straight to ,,,you know where, 1 cup of M and M's for desert <BR> and 1 bottle of wine. Needless to say I went over my calories. <BR> But it was Yummy <em>4</em> <BR> I started this at the weight of 123 (usually I am between 121- 123 so we will se where this goes. I feel great, went to gym this morning ran 5 miles. <BR> I will record my food in the evening, so I can't adjust as I go along. <BR> Tomorrow you will hear about todays choices. <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> Sun, 27 Apr 2014 10:43:32 EST I am Quitting. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680848 Not really, I have decided to end this streak today, I am taking the rest of the month off from controlling myself. <em>230</em> Ahead? maybe , we will see. <BR> I have been on Spark since 2010 ,m done great lost weight ,kept it off and I am healthier <em>363</em> but the last year seems to have been nothing but a fight and a struggle with myself, <em>216</em> so I decided to take the last 5 day of April off. <em>213</em> <BR> I can eat whatever I want when I want and drink whatev... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 10:53:35 EST La Chua Trail http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664061 A walk on the prairie with a spark friend yesterday had some extra bonus <BR> you will se later. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1590487449.jpg"> <BR> The nature out there is so beautiful <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l47980898.jpg"> <BR> a little pond with some ducks swimming. We have had some nice rains lately and the water is up. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l789184191.jpg"> <BR> Theses are some of the birds out there... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 07:42:51 EST A visit to Talbot Island http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640589 Walking on the beach at Talbot Island <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l481850061.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l906029497.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l31039843.jpg"> <BR> As you can se there is lots of drift wood and overturned trees along the beach, the fog kept rolling in all day, so visibility was not so good but it made for some eery pictures <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l41895... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 15:44:55 EST I "stole" another good one. from FaceBook. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635232 <BR> <BR> February 26, 2014 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> in <BR> <BR> Share <BR> . <BR> <BR> 3,019 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This post is part of a series in which LinkedIn Influencers share the best advice they've ever received. Read all the posts here. <BR> <BR> About three years ago now I sat in a New York deli across from a good friend Glen Nelson. I had formed my own compa... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 11:56:18 EST Protein article from Runners World http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622904 <BR> <BR> This article I found in Runners World ,worth passing on. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Not sure how much protein you need or how to get it? Here's a runner's guide to this powerful, essential nutrient. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> By <BR> Pamela Nisevich Bede, M.S., R.D. <BR> . <BR> Published <BR> <BR> February 4, 2014 <BR> .. <BR> Media: Eat More Protein <BR> <BR> <BR> It’s time for another session of Fuel School, and this time we’re heading back to the classroom for Intro to Pro... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 08:40:17 EST A new Leaf http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604120 Good Morning team. It is 8:10 and I have been up for 30 minutes <BR> <em>102</em> <BR> Had a glass of wine too many last night,so no gym this morning <em>24</em> <BR> But I have 2 of coach Nicole's video to do for the challenge. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Today I am turning over a new leaf, to a healthier me again. <em>521</em> <BR> Gym 5-6 days a week 3 weight days and 5 running <em>362</em> <em>315</em> <BR> eating healthy , lots of fruits and veggies. <em>551</em> <B... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 08:19:26 EST Maxine on 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601545 <BR> Maxine wishes all a good year <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> As we progress onto 2014, I want to thank you for your educational e-mails over the past year. I am <BR> totally screwed up now and have little chance of recovery. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I can no longer open a door without using a paper towel, nor let the waitress put lemon slices in my ice water without worrying about the bacteria on the knob or lemon peel... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:31:02 EST 20 things. for 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574629 I found this on Facebook. <BR> <BR> Here are 20 things to let go of in order to reach unlimited happiness. <BR> <BR> 1. Let go of all thoughts that don't make you feel empowered and strong. <BR> <BR> 2. Let go of feeling guilty for doing what you truly want to do. <BR> <BR> 3. Let go of the fear of the unknown; take one small step and watch the path reveal itself. <BR> <BR> 4. Let go of regrets; at one point in your life, that “whatever” was exactly what you wanted. <BR> <BR> 5. L... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 12:53:32 EST Niagara Fall as I have never seen them. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5493947 A friend sent me this footage. Just amazing. <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=cfoLY<BR>TKObiU <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 14:46:01 EST And while I am at it again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5435992 The blogs about the detox never got finished due to no internet , <BR> 10 whole day in limbo <em>40</em> wow <BR> <BR> Anyway the detox was really good ,never hungry and absolutely more alert too. <BR> I will try to do this one maybe once a month. <BR> Lost 4 LB, but gained 1 back ,still ok. <BR> The coffee withdrawal was not bad ,guess what? it was hard to go back to drinking coffee after this ,it did not taste good at all. <BR> All in all the foods were really tasty and filling very he... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 08:59:42 EST Never quit pledge. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5435986 Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am. <BR> <BR> I pledge to... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 08:52:02 EST OOPS , day 3 of Detox was actually day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413117 I just realized the mistake, I usually write this the morning after, <BR> but yesterday I went to the beach and wrote in the evening, so you got day 4 before day 3.Here is the real day 3. <BR> Smoothie breakfast w/kiwi, banana, whey protein, chia and flax seed. <BR> <em>194</em> <BR> Lunch was Big green salad with chickpeas and millet, tomato and peppers. <BR> <em>140</em> <BR> We had family for dinner ,they got pasta and seafood. I was a good girl <BR> <em>43</em> <BR> My dinner:... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 10:08:56 EST Day 3 of Detox http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412652 Still going and going and really not tired by 3 pm anymore <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Breakfast , another wheat smoothie with kiwi, blueberries and flax seed. <BR> <em>194</em> No lunch ,but a lot of munching, because friend and I went to the beach,It was lovely <em>298</em> sitting in the sun reading a book. <BR> <BR> I ate 1 apple, 10 nut thins multi seed crackers(gluten free)and really crispy <BR> some guacamole ,sliced red bell pepper and tomato.. <em>258</em> <BR> <BR> Dinner... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 19:49:51 EST Day 2 of Detox http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411243 Still not enough protein, but I am eating really good food <em>4</em> <BR> Breakfast was something I never eaten before, Polenta and mixed with nuts and fruit. <BR> Quinoa , cabbage and edamame with carrots and mixed greens for lunch. <BR> Apple and mutt butter for snack. <BR> Dinner was a big salad with chickpeas onions kale and carrots. <BR> And best part as I stepped on the scale at gym I was down to123.8 <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> I think I will start having a whey protein shake at le... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 07:45:15 EST Day1 of the Detox http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410450 The first day of 7 in this detox, I decided to weigh myself <em>29</em> <BR> oops, did not see this coming (or feel it) I am at 125 instead of 120 - 122. <BR> <BR> Day one food intake was yummy and absolutely enough ,but listing it on SP <BR> shows that there is too little protein. <BR> Morning : oatmeal, apple, flax and almond milk <BR> <em>481</em> <BR> Lunch:Blk.Beans , brown rice , broccoli salsa and scallions and yeast. <BR> <BR> Dinner:Blk.Beans , red onion, tomato, millet, lett... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 09:39:55 EST A walk at Paynes Prairie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322713 Went walking on the prairie with a spark friend the other day, <BR> we had a great time, and really enjoyed the nature and its creatures.wading birds and alligators. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l47394786.jpg"> <BR> . <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1454309024.jpg <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1184080172.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l601292488.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 11:14:42 EST Cruise to Hell and back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5285327 Leaving Tampa <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1488134430.jpg"> <BR> This is what we did a lot of on the ship,the 1st day was a bit chilly <BR> . <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l779854143.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l767602624.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1767505553.jpg">These are some of the "kritters" on our bed every night. <BR> We finally got warmer weather,arriving at Cayman Island <BR> <i... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:46:24 EST Iced coffee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4961876 I ran across this recipe the other day,tried it and loved it. <BR> So here it is, and cheaper than running to <em>8</em> bucks. <BR> <BR> 1Lb Ground coffee, (rich roast) <BR> 8 quarts cold water. <BR> <BR> In large container mix the coffee grounds with water,cover and allow to sit at <BR> room temp. 8 hours or overnight. <BR> Line a fine mesh strainer with cheesecloth,set over a pitcher or other container <BR> Pour coffee mixture over strainer and let seep through.Discard grounds,place co... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 10:02:11 EST Our trip to Italy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4921668 wiev from our first hotel <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l487857453.jpg"> <BR> The countryside is really beautiful,lots of flowers for DD to take photos of, and lots of windows for me <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l740253058.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l903550635.jpg"> <BR> We did tour Rome on bus and hopped on and off <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l50356841.jpg"> <BR> .Collosseum and the Vatican a ... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 12:53:10 EST Darn,Drat and Oh Nooo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4854664 As some of you might know I have had a neck ache for some time,. <em>24</em> <BR> I finally went to my Dr. he sent me for x-rays ,he wanted me to have an MRI <BR> (being claustrofobic I declined) <em>39</em> <BR> so off i go to have my "pictures" taken. <BR> Tuesday I went to hear the news ,not good c 2,3,4,5,6 and 7 has some damage on them and I have to stop running. <BR> I had just started back running 6 weeks ago, and loving it. <em>312</em> <BR> and on top of that I still have to have... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 10:22:23 EST My project is finally done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4736994 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l370369438.jpg"> sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l47686553.jpg"> <BR> I finally finished the sweater, <em>104</em> <BR> I do not think i will do this one again <em>246</em> to hard to work infront of the tv. <BR> My next project is this picture, i will make a rya-rug from it, <BR> that will probably take another year or two,it will meaure 52" x 75" apx. when finished. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l727497725.jpg"> Mon, 13 Feb 2012 14:51:28 EST A walk at Payne's Prairie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4578099 went for a nature walk with Joyce this morning at Payne's Prairie. <BR> we had a nice time out in the fresh air, first we ran into there 2 guys <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l200593313.jpg"> <BR> <BR> then we walked on to the observation deck, lovely view <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l664818261.jpg"> <BR> no buffaloes or gators. <BR> On the way back however,, we ran into a stunning male specimen,just gorgeous <BR> Take a look: <BR> <img src="h... Thu, 10 Nov 2011 13:37:45 EST 2 days with a friend. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4432953 My friend from Ohio came down to visit her family and to look for housing. <BR> So while her daughter works I am in charge in the fun dept. <em>334</em> <BR> So,, we went to the beach on MondayIt was beautiful as usual. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l192006192.jpg"> <BR> On our way home we stopped in Palatka, at Corky Bell's <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l229001182.jpg">(right on the st.johns river.) <BR> for a late lunch Of favourites: <img src="http... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 15:45:49 EST Bargain table http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4225799 The books People write ,,,and read? <em>149</em> <BR> Went to Barnes&Nobles today, needed a book for dummies (haha) <BR> My daughter gave me her Mac Powerbook so I needed Mac For Dummies <BR> to really get a hang of things. <em>24</em> Found Mac for seniors (looks easy to grasp) <BR> They had a bargain table with 'for dummies' books (not the one I wanted) <BR> but now we have "Sex for Dummies" w/ Dr.Ruth? <em>2</em> <BR> can we not figure that outourselves we should not attempt it.Maybe... Wed, 11 May 2011 14:29:03 EST May Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4204140 Ok,this is it. <BR> With a lot of time on my hands it is easy for me to squander it away <BR> so I have to get organized <em>24</em> Clean off my desk, organise my recipes and get started on the spanish lessons again. <BR> Also this month i will try to eat clean, <em>267</em> <em>492</em> <BR> no processed stuff,and as much whole grain as possible. <BR> ( husband not to fond of that) <BR> I will only drink healthy stuff , <em>194</em> <BR> I will NOT give up my daily cup of java however... Mon, 2 May 2011 09:02:52 EST I am sacrificing my tomato plant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4188689 I went to water my hanging potato plant last week ,it looked a bit droopy. <BR> Well to my surprise while pouring water on the poor thing, a rustle and a flutter <BR> was heard and seen there is a female cardinal living there now. <BR> , <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l229003805.jpg">and I had to check it out and there was eggs too,it seems she has kicked one egg out.I dont know why ,but i left it alone. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l649423039.jpg">.She... Mon, 25 Apr 2011 08:34:05 EST visit to Washington http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4144392 I went to visit my daughter in Washington this past weekend ,took lots of pix <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l937126644.jpg"> <BR> the cherry bossoms are all coming out,and the Tulip trees are blooming too <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l858358339.jpg"> <BR> We had a great time walking about in the city and down by the waterfront. <BR> She also got me a 3day pass at her gym,so we worked out together, fun fun fun <BR> Ah yes and we ATE also <em>4</em> a ... Tue, 5 Apr 2011 13:59:58 EST went to Publix ,yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3965535 I went to Publix yesterday, Dear Old Hhubby needed Ice cream for his morning shake. <BR> (you will not beleive what he has for breakfastlooks like 200000 cals.in a tall glass) <BR> No fat on that man, <BR> Anyway, i wanted my fav. chocolate Lindt's dark jalopeno chocolate. none to be found <BR> so cheese cake was 2nd choice, ( <em>18</em> sweet tooth kicking in) well they had that a 400calories per slice, Even my tooth said WOAH oh no you dont.Ii settled for a small <BR> elephant ea... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 10:29:08 EST Stupid is as Stupid does. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3909438 Certainly applies to me . <BR> I have too many watches, some people collect shoes, i have a thing for watches. <BR> I decided to sell one of them (did not wear it much) <BR> Got contacted by WATCHBROKERS.COM they could sell my watch on consignment, <BR> Seemd like a good idea,I was strapped for time,December in retail will do that to you. <BR> I checked them out and could not find anything bad about them (should have been more thorrough) <em>40</em> <BR> All said and done I mailed my watc... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 09:56:55 EST Stupid is as Stupid does. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3909437 Certainly applies to me . <BR> I have too many watches, some people collect shoes, i have a thing for watches. <BR> I decided to sell one of them (did not wear it much) <BR> Got contacted by WATCHBROKERS.COM they could sell my watch on consignment, <BR> Seemd like a good idea,I was strapped for time,December in retail will do that to you. <BR> I checked them out and could not find anything bad about them (should have been more thorrough) <em>40</em> <BR> All said and done I mailed my watc... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 09:56:55 EST who, me confused????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3824158 i saw an ad the oter day on this site, about tee shirts and other clothes with fruit and veggie prints has any one of you the link? <BR> <BR> I am also a bit confused (what else is new <em>246</em> ) <BR> <BR> I have changed gyms and the precor or elliptical is different, when it calculates calories <BR> it used to be 35 min and 345-350 cal. <BR> now it is 35 min 125 cal. <BR> and i need to change my calorie burning but cant get there either. <em>24</em> Sat, 4 Dec 2010 19:33:52 EST OUCH I've done it again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3816432 well I have not behaved, i have sabotaged myself again. <BR> the scale is up ,down, up.Seems like I can not help but ruin my good intentions ,there is obviously "trash-talk"going on in my mind without my permission. <BR> soon I give up <em>18</em> <em>227</em> <em>230</em> <BR> Got to fix this somehow <BR> i have not measured since sept. I did this morning and I still measure the same <BR> I need 1 -2 more inches off the waist. . <BR> I also need not to become depressed, it is that time o... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 09:36:22 EST New bathroom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3788011 My daughter is selling her condo and we have painted added new carpets etc, the bathroom is the last thing to tackle and we were thinking Bath fitters or Re-bath <BR> do any of you know about them? <BR> any recommendations? Tue, 16 Nov 2010 14:01:19 EST Hello again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3681625 Hello again <BR> i just want to say Welcome to all the new members and there is a lot of you too,I usually send a personal welcome to team members. <BR> I have been on vacation and just got back to 700+ emails WOW some got deleted right away <BR> all the spark ones i am reading now. <em>198</em> <BR> I will tell you all about my trip next week,and even post pix. <BR> Have a great weekend. <em>104</em> Thu, 30 Sep 2010 09:26:50 EST I'M BAAAACK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3677495 Hi you all, so happy to tell you I'm back to Fla. and the USA <BR> Dont get me wrong I love Europe ( my home) but living here 30 years , it is my home too. <BR> it was great visiting family,and Florence,,,, lovely. Pictures and the whole story to come later <BR> <BR> Ingmarie <BR> <BR> Tue, 28 Sep 2010 16:56:22 EST the transitions program http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3570062 Went to hear about this today. it seems you eat the same stuff as the GI diet, but with experts to teach nutrition and healthy eating and an exercise program 12 week course is <BR> $ 800.00 <BR> <BR> Does any of you know more or have you tried this? <BR> $800.00 seems a bit steep, since we get spark advise and food suggestions for free? Tue, 24 Aug 2010 13:58:00 EST Oh,Nooooooo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3541776 OK here i go again <BR> i have been eating and drinking too much it seems. <em>33</em> <BR> this got to stop,i always seem to reach my goal and then BOOOOM i self-destruct. <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> I have to be better to myself,so i have to figure out how to. <BR> <BR> Amy ideas out there?? <em>189</em> Mon, 16 Aug 2010 09:36:06 EST DC and we walked and walked ,,walked wa...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3408618 Yup <BR> having great time . we walked bout today, the hubby and i all the way to all the things you have to see ,that i have not seen in person before, must say Lincoln memorial is most impressive . <em>345</em> <BR> The white house, was ok too <em>246</em> <BR> Blisters on my toes (thanks Naturalizer sandals) forgot my tennis shoes. <BR> going shopping now so i can sight see on friday sat. sun. also <BR> I have a few museums to do. <em>198</em> Wed, 7 Jul 2010 18:03:26 EST trip to washington.dc http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3406985 the car trip up to dc went well,even if the car in my opinion was small , <BR> remember we had to take my daughters great dane up to her. <BR> well, he slept all the way ,exept for the potty stops. <BR> I was antsier than he , after about 6 hrs in the car some body parts was asleep and muscles i did not know I had was aching. <BR> well ,we got to my daughters, woke up this morning took a long walk around the area <BR> georgetown is nice really quaint. <BR> now its time for a work out with... Wed, 7 Jul 2010 09:41:16 EST cholonoscopy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3320324 Alright I'm having a colonoscopy on monday and just going through the do's and don't's <BR> I will be skinny (lol) can't eat any of my foods no veg.no fruit,and no dairy <em>39</em> .Well there is still some meat i can eat until the day before after that i guess I will have to sniff the foods only. <em>267</em> <em>45</em> <BR> WOW now , all I can eat is Jello and clear juices and broths just great, I am not to fond of Juice or Jello but I guess i will live (others have survived to te... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 09:55:22 EST Im sleepy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3270416 My hubby woke me up this morning with his usual "are you ready for gym"? <em>319</em> <BR> <BR> Yes hon,what time is it ?. <em>128</em> <BR> well he tells me it is already 6 am because the alarm went off, so i rush out of bed get dressed and go down stairs where i hear our grandfatherclock strike .... dong...dong...dong... <BR> I keep waiting for the rest but NO it is only 3 AM ouch so now he tries to tell me I changed the clock . Yeah right. Well I go back to sleep until the real 6am... Wed, 26 May 2010 13:37:12 EST