JANDLP's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JANDLP JANDLP'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/ Delish! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405483 Lunch today was the absolute best! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1369186596.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Salad with red peppers, yellow peppers, sweet onion, strawberries, blueberries, feta, chicken breast and a few croutons.....yummooooo! And a fruit salad on the side..... <BR> <BR> Happy sparking everyone...... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 12:56:15 EST Any food ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399157 I'm looking to see what kinds of good foods spark members consume...... <BR> <BR> There are a couple of foods that I cannot stomach: <BR> <BR> Yogurt (I've tried every kind and I just can't stomach it) <BR> Oatmeal (I think it's a texture thing for me) <BR> <BR> I'm looking to add new food items so that the foods I'm consuming aren't so repetitive.....so, any suggestions are welcome! <BR> <BR> Thanks <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> Sun, 23 Jun 2013 13:31:03 EST Bye, bye plateau! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5360364 Finally, I have busted through this dreadful plateau! <BR> <BR> It lasted just over 5 months......and believe me when I tell you, it was very discouraging......! <BR> <BR> I tried everything I could think of to bust through......I stepped up my workouts.......lowered my calorie range......raised my calorie range......incorporated new foods......and nothing really worked. I actually thought that my body was rebelling on some level......but i stayed focused on my goal....... <BR> <BR> I k... Sat, 18 May 2013 16:20:40 EST Plateau...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322570 This has been the longest plateau I've been in...... <BR> <BR> As I enter my fourth month of it, I find myself "lingering".......it's almost as if I need to put things into a new perspective.......this journey that I am on has been great, but I am in a rut so to speak......it's almost like I need to start fresh......wipe the slate clean and focus on what's ahead and not how far I've come....... <BR> <BR> The spring is finally here.......and I am going to take advantage of it..... <BR> <BR>... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 08:55:54 EST Reflections...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182784 As I sit here thinking about how much I have accomplished in 2012, I am confident now more than ever that I will finally reach my goal weight in 2013. <BR> <BR> It has taken me 11 months to lose 46 pounds.......slow and steady......... <BR> <BR> I have changed my eating habits totally......I guess that you could say I'm a bit of a food snob.......I eat a lot of veggies now! I don't eat as much fruit as I'd like to though.......I love it, but it's winter and I love fruit in the summer when ... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 20:32:07 EST Plateau.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5174296 <BR> I am so frustrated with this stinking plateau....... <BR> <BR> I was so excited to get on the scale this morning,too! I did super good this week! I even kicked up my morning treadmill routine in hopes of busting through it! But to no avail...... <BR> <BR> Needless to say, I cried my eyes out on the scale........then I said "why?"...... <BR> <BR> I'm just tired of up 2 down 3 up 1 down 1........each week! <BR> <BR> Same numbers..... <BR> <BR> Going forward, I've adjusted my calor... Sun, 23 Dec 2012 09:34:50 EST Motivated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134437 As the holidays are quickly approaching, I find myself more determined to reach a 50 pound loss by 2013! <BR> <BR> I have been very motivated lately and there is nothing I want more than to reach that goal. I am only a few pounds away......and I know it's been a long journey (10 months now) so far, but slow and steady is a good thing! <BR> <BR> Sure, I've hit a few bumps in the road......most of August was a plateau for me.......quite depressing I must add......but I overcame it and dr... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 19:55:25 EST Good morning..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5091093 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l676704142.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Started the day with this awesome breakfast.....only 287 calories! <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Mon, 8 Oct 2012 10:17:41 EST Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089732 I have had a very hard time these last 2 weeks...... <BR> <BR> I'm finding myself slipping back into old habits with my eating......I'm not sure why though......I find myself waking up in the night and picking at healthy things but just overdoing it......and I'm not sure why I wake up and eat......it could be that I have been under a lot of stress lately? <BR> <BR> I have continued to do my daily workouts and measure the foods I eat......I am doing everything right.......it's just the sna... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 08:43:39 EST 40 lbs gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041648 Well, I have finally made it over the 40 pound mark! <BR> <BR> This Summer has been something else......since July, each week has been either up 1 or down 2 or up 3 down 1.....I hate plateau's....... <BR> <BR> Finally I have seen 2 consecutive weeks of loss! I'm hoping that I have beaten it because it's been working on my nerves for awhile! No place to go but down! 25 more and I'll be at my 2nd goal..... <BR> <BR> Woohoo! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I want to thank all my sp friends for supporti... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 21:12:52 EST Re: weigh in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4960182 Well, I am super excited! <BR> <BR> I lost almost 5 pounds this week! And to think that I was worried about weighing in..... <BR> <BR> It's a total of 39 pounds! <BR> <BR> I'm speechless right now.......39 pounds are gone since january......WOW! <BR> <BR> As i reflect back, determination and perserverence have played a huge role here.....and small goals really work! Just knowing that I have made it this far gives me the confidence needed to continue this journey and reach my goals....... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 08:13:44 EST Weigh in..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4959616 Well, tomorrow I will weigh in......and I'm hoping to have lost the 2 lbs I gained last week......this month has been so difficult for me.......I have been consistent with my tracking...... <BR> <BR> I have committed to the treadmill workouts every day except Sunday.... <BR> <BR> And yet, the weight just isn't dropping as I had hoped it would...... <BR> <BR> I'm not stopping this journey until I have reached my goal, so I hope you are listening oh body of mine.......this plateau is not bri... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 18:49:35 EST Almost at first goal.........:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4918106 Well, I can honestly say that I am 2 pounds shy of my first goal! <BR> <BR> I am so excited about this! This is probably the longest streak for me.........you know how you get in a slump and fall off the wagon?..........Well, I can honestly say that I have not deviated from my agenda at all. I have a routine now........I get up early and do the treadmill for 25 to 30 minutes every morning (except Sunday). When I started, I had all I could do to walk 2 mph......and NO INCLINE! Now, I am... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 18:53:21 EST Scale set back..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4846561 I am so upset......... <BR> <BR> I have been doing so well with my daily calorie range and the treadmill 6 days/week...... <BR> <BR> I don't know what the heck happened to my scale.......last week, I was down 7 lbs.....and was super-excited!! This week, I was UP 3.........so, I got off the scale and then got back on it......it gave me a 5 lb increase.........by this point, I was furious! So, I got the 5 pound weight and made sure that the scale read the 5 pounds...... <BR> <BR> Once it s... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 12:56:34 EST Back from Surgery.......:) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4480782 Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Well, today makes 4 weeks since I had my hysterectomy......I am soooo glad that's over with! I was really nervous in the weeks leading up to the surgery, but everything went well! The doc said that the pathology lab confirmed it was endometriosis and some other word that I am afraid to even attempt to spell.......lol. She said that the fibroids had started to attach to all the organs around the uterus......that's how many of them there were! She said that my fallop... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 13:31:09 EST Summertime.......with a fresh start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4367940 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Just a quick one......I've kind of taken a little "break" from my goals lately....been really nervous about the upcoming surgery.....when I get nervous, I EAT!! Anyway, I decided yesterday that enough is enough........I have put my priorities in order and have made today a brand new start! <BR> <BR> I have less than 4 weeks to go before my surgery and I DON'T want to be uncomfortable with my body.....so, I am moving forward.....I went to the track this morning (yes... Sun, 17 Jul 2011 11:48:16 EST Serious Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4345583 I am so sorry that I haven't been on here in such a long time...... <BR> <BR> I have been in some serious pain, lately.......I haven't been able to do my treadmill workouts.....the pain is immense......in fact, I had to leave work early today...... <BR> <BR> I cannot wait until I have the hysterectomy! The cramps are unbearable......I literally cried all the way home today......I have exceeded the recommended dosage of Tylenol for the day already......and the day is not over yet! I have b... Wed, 6 Jul 2011 19:14:57 EST Surgery date set.......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4316259 Well, I finally have a surgery date........ <BR> <BR> August 15th <BR> <BR> I cannot wait to get this whole ordeal behind me! Just the thought of NEVER having to buy femine products again is exciting me! (Sad, huh?) Anyway, I'll be able to live my life without black pants and knowing how far the bathroom is from me....... <BR> <BR> I haven't done very well with my eating over the past few days..........I think that I was anxious about finding out when the surgery would be..........I am ... Wed, 22 Jun 2011 19:17:52 EST Haven't blogged in awhile.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4289959 I haven't blogged in awhile.....been way too busy! <BR> <BR> I have alot of things going on in my life right now.......I am getting ready to have surgery......I don't know when, but I would imagine it will be soon......I have to have a hysterectomy......and I am scared to death over it! I have had a biopsy done.....and an ultrasound done......and I got the results the other day..... <BR> <BR> I have 2 large masses of fibroids in my uterus......which doesn't surprise me because I had an abl... Fri, 10 Jun 2011 11:56:59 EST Lost the 3 lbs I gained........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4247142 Well, I am pleased to announce that I did in fact lose the 3 pounds that I gained, last week! <BR> <BR> I am very excited about that..........I just need to stay focused on my measurements.......ya know? <BR> <BR> I did step up my treadmill routine, too! <BR> <BR> I am contemplating doing a workout today........I just haven't been able to get up the motivation....I didn't get to bed until 2:00 this morning......(we had company last night and they didn't leave until then).....so, I slept ... Sat, 21 May 2011 12:44:44 EST gained 3 pounds! Ugh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4237031 Well, I weighed in on Saturday.......and much to my surprise, I gained 3 pounds! <BR> <BR> I am upset about it........but the more I thought about it, the more sense it made.........I REALLY need to stop "guessing" on how much I'm eating.......I need to measure! So, I decided to take the weekend off.....I still logged in my food, but I just didn't have it in the front of my brain....ya know? I didn't work out either. <BR> <BR> I got up this morning and proceeded to go about my day....... Mon, 16 May 2011 18:21:23 EST Happy Mother's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4218409 Well, I haven't really done a blog lately.......been really busy! <BR> <BR> I did lose 3 pounds this week.......which I am very pleased about.......because last week wasn't that good (I gained 1 pound) <BR> <BR> I actually decided to take yesterday off........I did track my calories though......it's just that I haven't had a day to "treat" myself in months.......and I had a good time of it too! I actually had some reduced fat potato chips.......(yummo!) I treated myself to some beef ter... Sun, 8 May 2011 15:27:21 EST Another 4 gone, 20 lbs TOTAL!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4185078 Wow! I am ecstatic.......elated.......excited.......<BR>.and unbelievably happy! <BR> <BR> I only have 10 more to go to reach my first "small goal"! I am so glad that I decided to do small goals..........it's much more realistic........and it keeps the momentum going......... <BR> <BR> I really didn't have alot of time this week to get my workouts in...........(crazy week at work and that's a whole other blog by itself), so I felt bad about not getting them in..........now that the insani... Sat, 23 Apr 2011 06:51:05 EST More temptation, yet again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4172202 So, it's my niece's birthday in a couple of weeks.........and my sister decided to have a party for her today........ <BR> <BR> Well, I asked her yesterday what she was having for food (so that I could plan accordingly). She told me that she was having a variety of pizza, chili, chourico, chicken salad sandwiches, tossed salad, chips/etc........so, I planned on having the salad and (maybe) 2 slices of the veggie pizza. This morning, I researched the calories on spark and I knew what I coul... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 16:56:32 EST 2.4 more pounds gone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4169257 As I woke up this morning, I realized that it was weigh in day. I was a little leary on it because I have been losing pretty steadily each week and I anticipated a smaller number this week...... <BR> <BR> Did I do enough exercise? Could I have done more? <BR> <BR> Well, I guess I did do enough.....because the scale says that I am down ANOTHER 2.4 pounds! I am so happy.......because I am at the halfway point of my first "small goal".....(30 lbs)!! <BR> <BR> I have been working really h... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 06:55:01 EST Temptation all around! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4156209 Well, today was a good day. Hubby and I went to the track this morning.......what a beautiful day weather-wise! We did a brisk 20 minute walk....... <BR> <BR> Then it was off to meet the family for our annual trip to Wright's Chicken Farm in Smithfield, RI. We had reservations for the 10 of us at 2:30. I had done some research on the internet to try and find out how many calories were in most of the food. They serve all you can eat chicken/pasta/french fries/salad/rolls...........and it... Sun, 10 Apr 2011 18:34:35 EST Anticipation of weekly weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4153162 As I wake up this morning, I realize that it is weigh in day.........will there be a lower number? I hope so because it certainly feels like it..........or will I be disappointed? <BR> <BR> Alot of thoughts are running through my brain before I actually step on that scale........did I "overdo it" with my caloric intake? Did I not work out enough this week? Am I going crazy with the fact that my clothes are actually fitting ALOT better? How will I feel if the number hasn't changed? Wil... Sat, 9 Apr 2011 07:15:26 EST Spring has sprung! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4149913 Well, the weather is absolutely beautiful here in the biggest little state in the union! The birds are chirping, I can smell the salt water in the air, and the squirrels are out and about! <BR> <BR> As I get ready to prepare dinner for my husband and I, I think about going for a walk at the track! I am very excited to start it up again! I have so missed it........so, after dinner, we will be going to get at least a mile in........ <BR> <BR> I had the nurse at work take my blood pressure ... Thu, 7 Apr 2011 17:09:52 EST Positive thought for the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4145013 I am actually feeling good about the positive changes that I have made in my daily routine. It has taken me a couple of weeks to adjust, but I have made it through! I have been right on track with the daily meal input.....I saw the doctor, yesterday.....and she did end up putting me on meds for my blood pressure. She commended me for my weight loss, so far. She says that I am on the "right track" which is reassuring to me. Once I can get the weight off, she may take me off the meds......... Tue, 5 Apr 2011 19:15:33 EST Fresh Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4138399 I have been on my "Fresh Start" lifestyle change for about 2 weeks now. I only lost 3.5 pounds this week.....but I'm not going to let that bring me down.........I have worked really hard to get the control back.......ever since the death of my cat (whom I had for 17 years and loved unconditionally) last year, I have been on a downward spiral. Things have just gone from bad to worse...........enter the "eating anything I want" stage......I gained about 10 pounds........luckily, I have been a... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 10:19:50 EST