JANEMITCHELL12's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JANEMITCHELL12 JANEMITCHELL12'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/ Fatsplaining, It's a thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154557 You may have heard of mansplaining, coined when a woman at a party had a man authoritatively explain to her the details of a book. Despite the woman stating several times that she had written it! <BR> <BR> It's the same for us fat people. On social media, friends and family; people explain to us that we are fat. They tell us being overweight is bad for our health and we don't look attractive. <BR> <BR> I haven't met one person yet who was fat and didn't know it. <BR> <BR> We shouldn't eat... Mon, 2 May 2016 08:19:32 EST Giving up Food. What I have learned. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5977756 It's not the food,it's the company that makes the meal. <BR> Vegetables, especially just picked in the garden, can taste great. Thanks vegetarian daughter. <BR> Exercise works better than food for getting rid of stress and calming anger. <BR> A walk alone outside is relaxing. <BR> Telling people what's wrong or needs to change or working on a solution is better than stuffing it down with food <BR> A good massage therapist can help you get rid of pain and stress <BR> Picking up grandkids, wa... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 09:42:08 EST I have lost 42 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967240 Well I'm under 200 pounds! Never thought I would see it again. Will I be no longer obese by Dec 31 st? A new exciting goal. Mon, 27 Jul 2015 07:03:18 EST 40 pounds lost! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965817 I have lost 40 pounds! Part 30 day plateau buster, part a bit of flu. So i may gain a bit back. But i'l take what i can get! Fri, 24 Jul 2015 07:18:54 EST Day 3 plateau busting. Changes other than the scale! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961303 I don't stress eat very much anymore. <BR> Putting my Beanito chips in portion bags <BR> Exercising for about an hour everyday. <BR> If have a treat like chocolate it is portion sized <BR> tracking my food and exercise <BR> Trying to work on having snacks so don't get over hungry <BR> Into xl and other regular size clothes- too small for the special shops <BR> Can see muscles, veins and the bones of my hands and wrists. <BR> Can go easily up and down stairs with occasional knee pain <BR> Lif... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 16:23:13 EST 30 day plateau busting challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960715 Day 2 inch down at waist, hips, thigh. Massage therapist says I have more muscle! Tue, 14 Jul 2015 13:07:52 EST Staying the same but staying alive! 35 pounds lost http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957712 I have lost 35 pounds but have stayed the same for several months now. I have been stewing over this, as I am so close to getting under 200 pounds. <BR> Then my best friend got a lump and it looks like it's cancer. I am angry and sad for her. <BR> But then I realized. I am alive, I don't have cancer today ( or in the past), my health is much improved. <BR> I no longer have bursitis due to my massage therapist and exercises. Today at aquacize, I enjoyed my workout, all of my body moving. Our ... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 20:00:00 EST I have lost 30 pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883075 Never thought I would get here! I have actually lost 30 pounds. Despite the cold winter and I can't walk outside. I am now at my lowest in 20 years. Hurry up spring so I can break 200 pounds! Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:08:26 EST 23 almost 24 pounds lost! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854253 Well the weight I gained back is gone again! Plus one pound more. I have been having councilling to help me with my stress. I now know that exercise isn't a frill or something that goes to the bottom of the pile behind everyone else. It is a life saver for a diabetic. And wow, lots of times walking outside, aquafit and zumba are actually fun! <BR> Still working on ways to deal with stress without eating and portion control. But hey, when you can have a glass or wine or an ounce of chocolate a... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:26:03 EST How Can I keep going? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847586 So as you can see by my posts, it's stop and start for me. Now since the end of October I have lost 15 pounds. It's January and I am tracking my food and exercising. But how do I keep it up for the long term? That's the question I grapple with everyday. Tue, 6 Jan 2015 11:27:24 EST Gained http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770947 Didn't write down my food, didn't exercise, got stressed and gained 6 pounds. Starting again. As flylady.net says: <BR> You are not behind <BR> Don't try to catfch up <BR> Jump in where you are. <BR> <BR> Starting over. Again <BR> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 08:12:23 EST I'm Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754886 A year since I posted. Why did I quit using Sparkpeople? Because it took up time for a busy person? Because everyone else came first? Bad, bad reasons. <BR> This past March I began seeing a counselor for stress due to a number of family and professional stresses. After a few months, she finally convinced me to put myself first. She said to me, "You think exercise is a waste of time, don't you?" <BR> I had to have a deep look into myself and admit that yes I did, even though I have diabetes ... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 07:42:00 EST Walked in my first http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436014 I actually walked 3 km (2 miles) in my first "race" ever yesterday, the practice run for Run for the Toad. Lots of hills! I was sweaty at the end but did it. Now I have signed up for the actual walking part of the "Run for the Toad" . It is 25 km but I am aiming for a single round of 12.5 km. I can't believe I am actually doing this. Got out the eating clean book because it will be better with some weight off. <BR> this is the first time I am getting in shape not for medical reasons or "to l... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 09:21:58 EST Update to 10 years ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335379 A member of my church told me this morning that she wil be 70 in a few weeks. She is my goal person. She is in great shape, full of good humor and hikes 10 km every weekend. Yes! Thu, 25 Apr 2013 14:04:14 EST 10 years ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334356 Next week I turn 60. I'm having a party and I have no bones about telling people I'm 60. Because 10 years ago, it looked like I wouldn't make it. In the last 10 years all my eating and no exercising sins caught up with me. High blood pressure, diabetes, sore hip and knees, asthma, insomnia, incontinence what a dreary list obesity presented me with. <BR> But now I've lost 20 pounds and I exercise for 40 to 60 minutes a day. My goal, 20 more pounds gone this year by staying in my calorie zone a... Wed, 24 Apr 2013 16:15:54 EST Woo hoo lost two pounds! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5289824 This week I lost two pounds. How did I do it? For me jumping on the scale is misery or joy or just a great big addiction. This week I put it under the bed and I didn't get on it from Sunday to Sunday. That's right, I weighed myself once a week. <BR> Exercising has become a routine and instead of emphasizing the scale, I have decided to get eating well within my calorie range as automatic as exercising is. I found the spark calendar under the pounds lost reporter on the left side of my home pa... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 12:28:41 EST Why I want to lose weight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274357 It's winter and the weight is not coming off. I know why but can't seem to kick the bad habits. <BR> On Sparkcoach today, I was asked in the video to think about why I want to lose weight. <BR> Well it's not to look good, though that is a great benefit. <BR> Why? <BR> 1. I am turning 60 in a month or two. I want an active old age and I must say that the 20 pounds gone and the exercise are working on that score. <BR> 2. I want to live longer to play with my grandchildren and watch them grow up... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 13:06:10 EST Stupid scale, I kicked it under the bed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5255888 Stupid scale, I kicked it under the bed. Working hard and it didn't budge. Fortunately, Spark Coach today was about that very problem. So here is my list of ways spark is working for me that isn't the number on a scale. I think some of this is the crappy winter weather around here. Minus 20C and today, sleet and slush when walking the dog. <BR> Positives: <BR> Doctor reduced my diabetic medication. Woo Hoo <BR> My blood sugar AIC is normal and has been for 6 months <BR> Overall I have lost 20... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 08:49:20 EST Why am I letting a nasty person control my eating? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241482 The other day my dieting buddy said to me, "I had to swallow a comeback to that person." I said, "And we do that literally! Eating when someone upsets or stresses us." <BR> I have a job where I have to be nice to a few people who feel it is their right to be nasty. <BR> Yesterday one of those people made me so mad, that I came home and binged. Not as badly as the past, but bad enough. <BR> Then I suddenly asked myself. Why am I letting this nasty person control my eating? <BR> I am actuall... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 11:31:07 EST Pee when YOU want to! Sharing the miracle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214381 One of the side effects of pregnancy, menopause, even weight gain and lack of exercise, is having to wear Poise pads because when you laugh or sneeze or even bend over or squat, you leak. It means not wanting to drink 8 glasses of water a day. Menopause means no more period, hurrah! But then your muscles change, particularly "down there" and you are back to a pad. <BR> I had visited my doctor and a urologist about this and they basically said "Live with it." -- Male doctors by the way. <BR> ... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 14:03:39 EST One week later http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197311 I am down three pounds. <BR> But more to the point, I stayed in my calorie range for two days AND one day I was even below my calorie range. Exercised for 45 minutes to an hour except Sunday. <BR> Not easy but not hard either. <BR> Goal for this week: try to weigh myself every other day rather than each day. <BR> Stay in calorie range and work out. Tue, 8 Jan 2013 16:56:55 EST Scaling Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188021 I have a problem with the scale. It is not helping me lose weight. I jump on it every day and then feel good or bad depending on the result. <BR> I make a goal, then fail to reach it or sabotage myself and feel bad. For instance, in November, I said to myself, "I will lose 30pounds by New Years" This seemed reasonable as I only had one pound to go. But NOOO, I gained 9 pounds over Christmas. Or I will say that I will lose such and such by the time of my next doctor's appointment. Never works... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 11:20:33 EST New Year's Day, Continuing last year's resolutions! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180797 On New Year's Day, I am going to measure and weigh myself and put it down in the correct area. I am going to take a picture of myself at the start of this new year. I am going to change my yearly exercise goal to 60 minutes a day (I am very close to this now) and make my goal weight for the year 174 pounds. That is the weight I must reach to no longer be obese! <BR> This year I have gone from morbidly obese to obese and lost 10% of my weight. <BR> I have gone from 15 minutes of exercise to ... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 11:30:48 EST Plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178997 I have been on a plateau for a long time, really several months. I move between 25 and 29 pounds lost. Still a great start, losing 25 to 29 pounds this year, but more needs to be done. So I am working on the plateau section of Spark Coach. I haven't paid yet, but it looks like no more than 48 dollars for the year and considering the thousands of dollars I have spent on weigh loss over the years with no results unlike Spark People, I'd say giving a few Christmas bucks is fine. <BR> My New Year... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 16:05:27 EST Confronting Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176485 My grown daughter told me she loved Christmas this year. Must have been all the candy and cookies and stuffing and trifle and cake and fixings. Nope. She loved being with family and friends and Skype with friends and family far away. <BR> I am confronting Christmas. A nine pound gain and high sugar. Do I need to do all that baking, do I need to go to so many events that I don't have time to exercise? <BR> This year I gave little notes and cards to people instead of the plate of baked goods.... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 09:45:29 EST Grab Life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5046672 My friend is dying of cancer. She is fighting the good fight but this rare form can't be beaten. I, on the other hand, at this point in time, have diseases that I can easily beat. Diabetes and high blood pressure. <BR> All I have to do is keep eating right and exercising as I lose weight. No chemo, no pain, no sadness. <BR> Last night my friend came to our book club for what may be the last time. You may remember my blog where at the last book club I despaired at still looking fat. This time... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 07:49:15 EST Meeting Food Horror http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5018492 This morning I went to swimming lessons and learned again how to do the crawl. Then aquacize and walking the dog. My snack a banana and peanut butter, breakfast great. <BR> I walk into my lunch meeting and what are they serving? <BR> <BR> Ceasar salad. Lasagna, veggie and meat, and bread covered with cheese and I do mean covered. <BR> Not to mention squares for dessert, no fruit. <BR> Basically I could have the diet coke. <BR> <BR> Some of the people who attend this regular meeting are dia... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 18:46:41 EST Learning to Eat at Meetings and Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5016161 Half a large sandwich or wrap. No potato salad or living dangerously, one scoop. Potato salad is a binge food for me, so to have just a half scoop is amazing. Especially at a high stress event. <BR> Salad instead of fries or fancy cheeses. Dessert I don't eat, so no accomplishment there. <BR> But this is a BIG breakthrough. <BR> Now to work on not eating after 8 o'clock. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 07:17:39 EST Not going back to fad diets! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5002146 Took my older daughter's wedding gown to the consignment shop yesterday. A sad story I won't relate here other than to say that after a year of tears, she is now happily having adventures with E-Harmony. <BR> The ladies at the shop were all about a new diet regimen where you drink two protein shakes a day and that's it. <BR> I thought "But I'm making permanent changes to my diet and exercise." <BR> I told them about Sparkpeople.com but they weren't interested when I told them about writing... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 15:57:44 EST Woo Hoo Olympic gains for me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4996390 I just hit 10,000 Sparkpoints! Earlier in the week, I went for my diabetes check up with my doctor. <BR> I had, of course, lost weight since my last visit. He was thrilled at my AIC. (Sugar for the last three months). It was 6 (Canadian numbers). Normal!! My good cholesterol was high and my bad very low. <BR> I have lost 2 inches everywhere, hips, waist, thigh, etc. and am down two dress sizes, sometimes three depending on the make. My bathing suit has gone from size 24 to size 18. <BR> I'm ... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 12:52:42 EST Back to tough times http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4985017 Last week I went to my book club summer party. I was wearing new slimmer clothes. Feeling great. This was at the house of the woman who pointed out to me that I had gained weight when I was at the top of my weight. (cause you know I hadn't noticed.) She is always beautiful. <BR> Well looked at a picture taken after the party and it looked like I hadn't lost a pound in stead of 26. I felt devastated. My week since has been rough. And I daren't tell my weight loss buddy. She's doing so well, I... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 14:59:53 EST Bad day turns good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4969692 Was trying to keep in my calorie range, but I just got too hungry and ate in the evening. Not badly, cheese, rice cakes. But enough that my sugar is up in the morning. I got so depressed about it. I went out in the garden and weeded for an hour instead of eating more. (We finally had rain)Then I changed my exercise goals to what I actually do in a day. My recommended calories went up in my food tracker! So now I'm going to eat more throughout the day so I don't get starved at night. This shou... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 08:35:10 EST One day your inner voice will become your child's inner voice. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4959012 Just saw a picture on facebook that said "Be careful how you speak to your children, one day it will become their inner voice." But I have learned something much more important. Be careful of your own inner voice, one day it will become your children's. <BR> For many years I did not think well of myself. My inner voice said, "You aren't good enough, too fat, no one likes you, bad mother, etc, etc." All untrue, as you can tell from my bio. <BR> Even though I have said positive things to my d... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 09:16:54 EST Exercising with Everyday Tasks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4954740 You don't have to go to the gym or run to get exercise as I just found out. Over our long weekend (July 1st for Canada), we've been cleaning out the basement. The exercise tracker lists "moving boxes" and boy is it a lot of calories. We had bags for the garbage and a car full of heavy boxes for the thrift store. Not to mention the stuff moved to another part of the basement. I got to over 600 calories spent at exercise! <BR> I'm also spending calories gardening and even the "super clean for ... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 08:47:28 EST How Did I End up Exercising So Much! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4939910 30 to 90 minutes a day. How did I end up exercising so much? It's an amazing change. 3 years ago, the lounger was my friend and my obesity was out of control. I was either sitting in meetings or sitting at home. <BR> Then at a conference, I went to a seminar about our busy lives. One of the exercises was to list what I liked to do. To my surprise, I listed that I liked to walk my dog. So why didn't I? <BR> <BR> I started out with 15 minutes around the block first thing in the morning. My d... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 09:42:06 EST Eating too Many Calories Means You Don't Lose Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4928714 If you eat more calories than you use, you won't lose weight. Well duh! But until I started recording every bite, I didn't know that was happening. Yesterday I picked away at a container of hummus until it was all gone. Yes, I ate container of hummus in one day without even realizing it. 700 calories. What a shock. And how I fool myself with my eating. <BR> <BR> These few bites will not hurt. Hummus is good for you! Part of the Mediterrean diet! No one pigs out on hummus, it is not ice cre... Sat, 16 Jun 2012 08:47:22 EST Giving up my Scale Addiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4918074 I have been hopping on the scale almost every day since I was 15 years old. When I was 15, it was two to three times a day and I weighted 115 pounds. I was 128 when I married, 164 after my first girl, 184 after the second and I was 230 to 240 for twenty years. I even had to find scales in stores to jump on when I was on holidays. Did all that hopping on the scale help me control my weight? I think not. <BR> Then I noticed that my daughters have gotten in shape and they hardly get on the scal... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 17:59:59 EST Went shoppng, down two sizes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4913233 Very excited. Down two sizes and got a great outfit. Also got new bras! Down two inches (not a down a cup size,thank goodness). I was away and walked from my hotel to the convention centre everyday! 15 minutes each way, sometimes twice a day. I used to think that walking from session to session was more than enough exercise. And each day I walked down the three floors of stairs from my room. <BR> <em>345</em> Tue, 5 Jun 2012 13:04:06 EST One of these things is NOT like the others! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4904110 Dear people giving me friendly advice on what works for you in your diet. <BR> I have discovered that what works for you, may not work for me. <BR> I need more calories than you because I work out more and I'm fatter than you. <BR> I'm diabetic and I tried to be vegetarian but it just doesn't work out for me. I need meat once a day due to the whole carb thing. <BR> I tried running, it just doesn't work for me. Walking and aquacize does. The jury is still out on weight machines. <BR> Yes milk ... Wed, 30 May 2012 10:34:02 EST Stayed within my goal range for 4 days last week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4900098 Last week I stayed within my range for 4 days, which was my goal. It can be hard when I have to eat at events. My exercise was 60 minutes a day, which is fantastic! Off for another 30 minute walk today. We have a festival of music and acting along one of our rail trails today! Sun, 27 May 2012 15:30:56 EST Foods I can't have in the house, but hubby wants them. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4895795 I found a solution to the chips in the house problem. If my husband buys a bag of chips or Doritos, he only eats half the bag. Then it is waving at me from the cupboard. I talked to him about no chips in the house, but he felt deprived. <BR> Instead, I went to the convenience store and picked up a snack size of chips. This size was bigger than the tiny bags but not as big as a regular bag of chips. It was actually the amount he eats. I gave it to him to try during his hockey game. <BR> It wo... Thu, 24 May 2012 08:58:51 EST Gaining not the end of the world http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4888311 So I gained weight this week but I'm actually not devastated. Why? I've been tracking my food and can see where I went wrong. Measure the oil I put in the pan or use spray. Eat so I don't get over hungry. Eating out, even with good stuff is still very difficult. And it raises the salt. I have to eat at functions that only have wraps with hidden calorie mayo for instance. One day I just took my own lunch and it worked much better. <BR> I've ordered some low cal noodles and sauces to eat. <BR>... Sat, 19 May 2012 09:04:08 EST Going over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4878670 Instead of not writing down when I go over or feeling depressed, I am looking at my food intake to see where the trouble is. Today, I found it with 2 tablespoons of olive oil in the stir fry. The other day it was whole wheat tea biscuits with raisins. Both of those foods are OK. But not in the quantity I had them. <BR> Trudging along Sat, 12 May 2012 20:01:58 EST Lost 10 pounds, what a difference http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4873642 On my trip to China and getting a cold after led to me losing 10 pounds. What a difference! <BR> My sugar is three points lower, basically normal in the morning. Going up stairs is easier (All that stair climbing China also) <BR> But I still feel my weight dragging me down. So working hard on recording my food and exercise on Sparkpeople. Don't want to gain this weight back! <BR> Actually chose a half bagel rather than a full one this morning at a breakfast meeting! <BR> Go me. Wed, 9 May 2012 09:34:19 EST I'm back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4739658 Now almost vegan due to milk and egg sensitivies. But still not losing weight. Got to get back on the exercise trail, winter stops the walking. Have to work on portion sizes. Off we go again. Wed, 15 Feb 2012 08:13:13 EST Fat Running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4426733 Further to my post. I was driving to church with my daughter this morning and I saw a fat woman jogging very slowly down the path beside the road. I spontaneously cried out, "You go girl!" Then realized the car window was open. <BR> Did she hear me?Maybe not. Did she think I was someone mocking her? I hope not. <BR> If I see her again, I really will make sure she hears me!!! <BR> Sun, 14 Aug 2011 19:45:03 EST Shush! I'm Running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4425860 My daughter is a runner. She's going in a half marathon in the fall. It has helped her so much, not only physically but as a non-medication solution for depression. She had a nasty breakup with her fiance (the rat) and I have to say she is doing well, reacting as a normal person would. I give credit to the running. <BR> <BR> She would love me to run, but I am obese. I have been walking however, a half hour, a mile in 30 minutes with the dog. I've been doing that for quite sometime. <BR> Yes... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 09:49:12 EST Inspiring woman http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4424431 Read an article in the paper about the Premier of Newfoundland and hwo she has lost 100 poounds in a year. Posted it on the fridge! <BR> <BR> Ran for the first time in a long time, just a minute or two. Went better than a year ago. I think my walking has made me in better shape! Sat, 13 Aug 2011 11:05:36 EST A small goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4397368 I'm hitting my exercise goals. Now to look at nutrition. <BR> 1. stay in range <BR> 2 Lose 5 poounds by fall <BR> <BR> Doable Sun, 31 Jul 2011 11:02:19 EST Summertime and the living is Healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4380628 Only in summer can I walk the dog for 35 minutes with no problem (IF I do it early in the morning) <BR> Next off to the farmers' market for fresh local fruit and veg! <BR> Hope to lose a pound this week. Sat, 23 Jul 2011 08:30:09 EST