JANINEBOBUNNY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JANINEBOBUNNY JANINEBOBUNNY'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/ sunday Oct 28,2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116223 thank you everyone for your encouragment in staying on my diet. But I do love <BR> candy near Halloween. If I break down and eat some than I pay for it myself. <BR> My stomach is so used to optifast it doesn't like other foods. I remember when <BR> I went back to eating after being on optifast it was really difficult. I don't want to have those problems again. Sun, 28 Oct 2012 23:55:22 EST saturday day 67/140 to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5114943 <BR> It is hard to be on this diet near halloween. with candy everywhere. Sat, 27 Oct 2012 18:58:17 EST day 66/140 optifast returning for 2nd time on optifast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113985 I am very determined that I will succeed on this diet and be in this new lifestyle <BR> for life. I never can go back to my old habits of eating and drinking anything I want. If I do that my weight will be to high and all my labs will be to high. I would like to hear all of your stories with the struggle in life. Fri, 26 Oct 2012 18:15:14 EST optifast day 57 have 140 days total on 20 week program http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5102502 Optifast <BR> 57/140 Wednesday october 17th. I am getting back on track with optifast and daily life style changes into a healthy way of living. <BR> Feel frustrated that I started eating food with optifast and it messed me up. <BR> wanting food, thinking of food etc. I need to get back to not thinking of food and redirecting my thoughts to other things. <em>431</em> Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:19:59 EST returning week 8 =56 days on optifast 56/140 total days for 20 week program http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5101772 I am back with spark now. I will blog now everyday. I am doing the kaiser optifast plus eating. I stopped loosing weight. No more eating just doing optifast. <BR> I have to get back on the program. Tue, 16 Oct 2012 20:35:53 EST menopause problems...scotto pelle wellness center http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3126279 does any one know about the sotto pelle wellness center-it does bio-identical hormone therapy??????????? Fri, 16 Apr 2010 11:02:08 EST day 111 on optifast with 29 days remaining http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3059553 I am really having a hard time staying just on optifast. I am having a body fat test done on wednesday. to see how much more weight I should loose. Tue, 30 Mar 2010 07:19:22 EST day98/42 days to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3009473 I feel like I am on the countdown now. I have had a hard time staying on the program when it is hormone time. A friend told me to try the wild yam cream, she said it did <BR> wonder's for her during menopause time. I purchased some yesterday, I will give it a try and see if it helps. I sure hope so, It feels good staying on the program, I hate when I get so hormonal that I just want chocolate and saltie foods to the point that it drives me crazy. Anyhow if anyone has any tips for me duri... Wed, 17 Mar 2010 01:37:59 EST day89/51 days to go, until first 20 weeks is over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2977337 today I felt really good- I love getting on the scale and see it go down. Tue, 9 Mar 2010 10:16:15 EST day 88/52 days to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2970716 I must stay strong, I still have a difficult time when my husband cooks and the whole house smells like his fresh homemade food. He loves to cook and he tries not to as much although his strong passion for cooking pulls him back into the kitchen or cooking shows, books etc. In my weekly weight loss class at kaiser our instructor told us to embrace the smell of food and enjoy it. You don't have to eat it to enjoy it. <BR> Sun, 7 Mar 2010 21:14:29 EST day 81/59 days to go--Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2941378 today is my birthday. I was born on february 29th. so I celebrate on march 1st and <BR> pre-celebrate on feb 28th. I was bad today with my diet. This is my hormone period and I crave chocolate. I always want mud pie on my birthday. so my husband and daughter bought me a mud pie and I had a slice for my birthday and enjoyed every bite. Oh well--- Happy birthday to me!!!!!! Mon, 1 Mar 2010 07:02:03 EST day 74/66 days until 20 weeks are over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2910833 today I was very good with my diet and I even exercised some with my air-stepper. <BR> that is so easy to use and move around from room to room. It makes working out so much more convenient. I sure hope I can complete my task in this 20 weeks. I have to loose at least 3 lbs per week to complete my goal. 1 lb is 3,500 calories so I need to burn 105,000 calorie's - sounds strange putting it that way. that means I must exercise and do my optifast shakes to the 1oz to be on target. Well at l... Sun, 21 Feb 2010 21:48:08 EST thanks to my spark friend--I'm back---day 73/67 more to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2906886 well it has been awhile since I was on spark, feels good to be back. today turned out to be a good day dealing with my diet again. I had some rough spots for awhile but I am hoping it is all in the past. I want to get back on my normal routine with only being on optifast and exercising daily. that is what makes me feel the best. It isn't easy doing the program for 20 weeks but with my good friend encouragement and support and knowing she did it will help me along the way. I just hope I ... Sat, 20 Feb 2010 21:05:53 EST 64/76 days to go to complete 20 weeks on program http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2872624 I weighted in on wednesday and lost 3 more lbs this last week. which I am happy about. <BR> today was my daughters birthday and she is 21 years old. I took her out to breakfast and she ordered chicken fried steak and eggs and I had coffee. I am getting used to going out to restaurants with family now and not eating. It was really hard in the beginning. I can see why this program is 20 weeks, it really makes you evaluate your lifestyle in so many ways. I am working out every morning now ... Fri, 12 Feb 2010 02:01:44 EST day 62/78 days to go. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2863931 tomorrow is weigh day again. I hope the scale says good news. It really makes me feel good when I notice my weight going down. It is depressing when the scale doesn't hardly move at all in a week. some weeks are better than others. wish me luck, at least I am feeling better now. Life is like a roller coaster going up and down, but sometimes like a marry-go -round very smooth and easy. I guess you have to have the downs to appreciate the prize of being up and happy along with feeling gr... Wed, 10 Feb 2010 00:34:51 EST day 60/80 days to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2853831 Couldn't blog because of back problems- to difficult to sit at computer <BR> back is getting better-- <BR> I can't wait to get back to my blog routine Sun, 7 Feb 2010 21:43:16 EST DAY 56/84 DAYS TO GO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2836634 today is my weight loss class. I don't really feel like I lost weight this past week. I will ask at the class if the weigh loss slows down after losing 30 lbs already. Or maybe some of you know. I have a really difficult time during hormone time on <BR> this diet. I want chocolate and salty foods. If I exercise to much during this time, I get really light headed. well wish me luck. Wed, 3 Feb 2010 17:02:04 EST day 54/86 days to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2827314 today I was really tried. I think it is hormone related, or I just need a break from work. One thing about having your own business at home is it is always there. I practice time management which works pretty good most of the time. <BR> I try to schedule my days off on saturday and sunday since all the government agencies are closed those days. Some times when I am really busy with work it runs into the weekend. I will go watch a movie so I am forced to just relax. Does anyone recommen... Mon, 1 Feb 2010 19:12:54 EST day 53/ 87 days to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2822488 53 days on optifast and 87 days to go.... when I look at the calendar, it seems forever until I am finished with the program. I put the dates on the calendar to see when I am over my 20 weeks and I can't believe it/ it isn't until the end of april. I might as well realize that this is my new life. I don't think it was a good idea to do that, I should just take one day at a time. today I got up and exercised for 40 minutes, 20 minutes on the stair stepper and 20 min with core dancing. the... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 21:08:58 EST 52 days/88 days to go ( I feel like a new person) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2818342 I am starting to feel different in clothes now. I can fit into clothes so much easier than when I am overweight. When I feel really fat my clothes just don't ever fit good. I still have 30 more lbs to go, I can't imagine how good I will fill when I am down to my regular size. What a waist of time being overweight and depressed!!!!!! What was wrong with me feeling like that for so long. I guess I just wasn't ready for the big life change. I am not stopping now................... Sat, 30 Jan 2010 20:47:22 EST I did it finally- 51 days on optifast/89 days to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2812648 Finally I got a blog --- I am so excited to get back on track---I don't even know what to write. Let's see if I can post it. Fri, 29 Jan 2010 10:25:26 EST blog problem this site is not responding most of the time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2784066 this site is not responding most of the time can it be fixed <BR> and who do I ask If I have can't find an address to administration?? Fri, 22 Jan 2010 23:18:03 EST why does it take so long to create a blg---day 41/99 days to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2769627 It seems like it takes forever to create a blog---- <BR> I almost say forget it.................. <BR> come on I had a hard time today and I can't even bl0g....... <BR> I will blog tomorrow........................... if I can get on the site to blog.................... <BR> good night. Tue, 19 Jan 2010 22:04:51 EST Monday day 40/100 days left on optifast diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2764552 I'm back after the birthday party for my husband. Friends are still visiting until tuesday. Then I get back to my normal work week and exercise plan. I am still on the optifast but had a hard time not eating all the wonderful food. what got me in trouble is if I am serving food and taste it without really thinking and then I realize how good the taste of food is and want a little taste. It is better for me not to taste anything. I need to stay away from food for awhile to not want to e... Mon, 18 Jan 2010 22:05:10 EST bad day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2751267 bad day------ <BR> -can I make it through this??????????????????????????????????????<BR>? Fri, 15 Jan 2010 20:37:03 EST thursday an 14,2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2747285 today was very busy with my husbands birthday prep. I did allot of running around getting stuff for the big party on saturday. while I was driving and looking down at my directions I got in an accident. Luckily only the car's were <BR> hurt. I wasn't happy...................... so much for a happy day............. Thu, 14 Jan 2010 22:18:30 EST wednesday day 35/ 105 days to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2743216 today was very busy getting ready for the party. Hussel bussel the count down is near. We put up decorations ordered food, party prep............................ <BR> My husband will be 50 on saturday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thu, 14 Jan 2010 06:01:08 EST thank you for any comments and your support http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2736871 today is tuesday Jan 12,2009 (Day 34 /106 days to go on optifast diet) <BR> It was a positive day today. I woke up feeling happy and my husband felt good also. I didn't have a hard time today with food or moods. I can tell that hormone time passed me by for about 1- 2 weeks. I call it the dark cloud which visits me <BR> during my ovulation time and period time. Even though I don't have periods I still have that dark cloud which still floats into my life a couple of times a month for no... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 21:24:47 EST Monday Day 33 /107 days to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2732515 today was a better day, my husband is feeling better. I am so happy when he feels better. I feel so helpless when he doesn't feel good. I had a hard day today <BR> on my program. When there is an change with my hormone level I always get very hungry. Especially want chocolate or salty things to eat. It was difficult today smelling food and wanting to eat food. I really do miss eating certain foods <BR> like good salads and mashed potatoes, mexician food etc. I better stop thinking abo... Tue, 12 Jan 2010 00:25:45 EST not a good day ----my huband is sick-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2725183 I got depressed having him feel sick with the flu. <BR> Maybe I am a baby.....but today doesn't feel good. I just want to go to bed... <BR> Do you guys ever feel like that?????? I make's me feel horrible.... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 19:09:25 EST Saturday (Day 31 on optifast/109 days to go) until I reach my goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2721774 Well I finally feel good enough to write again. The last couple of days were very difficult since I had some bad hormone headaches. I was also moody and extremely tried for about 3 days. Also I really wanted to eat. Hormone times are and have always been the worst time for me in eating . I am glad I made it through staying on my program. I went to little Italy today to purchase some fish for my husband. <BR> I love Italian food but even went to an Italian restaurant with him and his b... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 23:54:46 EST friday-getting over headache http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2717634 doing better getting over hormone headache <BR> -hope to to back to writing normal tomorrow. Sat, 9 Jan 2010 00:32:05 EST Thursday can't blog tonight bad headache. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2712791 can't blog bad headache Fri, 8 Jan 2010 00:04:12 EST Wed Day28/112 days to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2707206 Today was a good day. I weighted myself today and lost 3.5 lbs this last week. Which was a delight for me. I am so excited about my goal to go back to my weight in my IBW range. I have been overweight for so long that I have now <BR> realized how unhappy is was actually making me feel about myself. I went to the positive choice class tonight at kaiser and really enjoyed it. I look forward to <BR> these meetings every week. Wed, 6 Jan 2010 23:22:00 EST Jan 5,2010 day 27/113 days to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2701514 today was a good day. I kept to my program as usual. I went to the club with my daughter and husband to exercise. I exercised on the stair stepper for 30 min. <BR> Than we all came home to work for the rest of the morning and early afternoon. <BR> Tomorrow I get to weight in and see if I lost any more weight this last week. I go to my weight loss class to report on how I have been doing over the past 2 weeks <BR> when my regular positive choice class was on holiday break. I sure ho... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 23:22:26 EST Monday day 26/114 days to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2695858 today was a pretty good day. I woke up this morning and exercised with dancing <BR> video's for 40 minutes. I also practiced my dance steps that my husband and I <BR> learned on sunday at our first salsa dance class for couples. It was allot of fun <BR> but also allot of exercise. I was surprised how tried I got, with my heart rate up <BR> and sweating. I don't sweat that much on the bike at the gym. I think the dancing will really help with my weight loss. Tue, 5 Jan 2010 00:30:03 EST sunday ( day 25/115 days to go) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2687142 somedays it seems like it would be easlier just to go back to my old ways. especially when I get upset with things in my life. I always do that, it's about to try new things in my life. Something positive that will make me feel better about myself. Sun, 3 Jan 2010 18:03:43 EST day 24 /116 days to go. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2682801 today is Saturday Jan 2,2010. day 24/116 days to go.... <BR> I had a much better day today. It seems like my work -out days are the days I feel great and positive about everything. <BR> I guess that tells me to work out everyday. <BR> I want to start dance class with my husband this month. I have always wanted to <BR> take dance with him but he really doesn't want to. He finally agreed to try it with <BR> me. I just need to find a good class and start with a dance which isn't to hard ... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 21:52:11 EST Day 23/117 days to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2678481 today wasn't a good day. I didn't sleep good because I took my daughter and her friends to a party and picked them up to make sure they were safe on new years eve. <BR> woke up my regular time which meant I only slept 3 hours. Felt tried and restless <BR> all day. My husband cooked for new years day which also made it hard. I was hungry and tried all day. I hope tomorrow is better. Fri, 1 Jan 2010 23:07:15 EST Dec 31,2009 Thursday day 22/118 days to go on optifast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2673295 Today is the last day of the new year. I am glad I started this 22 days ago so I have a good start for the new year. This year will be great, I feel I am off to a good start. <BR> I am already 21 lbs lighter than last Dec 31,2008. Today we went to the car show down town. I saw some people I know and they could already tell I lost weight which <BR> made me feel good. Every bit of encouragement helps me push toward my positive goal. I went out to lunch with my family and had my Optifa... Thu, 31 Dec 2009 19:25:31 EST Wednesday Dec 30,2009 day 21 / 119 more days to go on optifast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2670095 Today was weight day and I lost 3 lbs last week -which kinda upset me but I knew I needed to even out in the program. Total weight loss is 21 lbs in 3 weeks. I shouldn't <BR> ever expect more than 3 lbs a week now. I still need to loose 37 lbs to be in the weight <BR> range I want. With 3 lbs a week, it will take 12 weeks to reach my goal weight which is 84 days. My 20 weeks will be up in 119 days. I seems kinda like a race against the 20 week program and what my body will loose being... Wed, 30 Dec 2009 21:46:57 EST Tuesday December 29,2009 Day 20/120 more days to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2666673 Today is Tuesday Dec 29,2009(Day 20/120 more days to go) <BR> I went walking today with a friend and walked 10,000 steps total by the time I got home at 9:20 a.m. <BR> I don't think I have ever walked that much in my life. I didn't think I would be so sore from walking, but I am. I can even feel it in my upper back, I wonder how I will feel tomorrow. My daughter wanted me to work- out at 9:30 but she changed her mind. Boy was I happy, I don't think I could of done a workout after such a ... Tue, 29 Dec 2009 21:53:14 EST Monday Dec 28,2009 Day 19/121 days to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2663485 Today was an ok day. Day 19 of optifast with 121 days until I finish my 20 week program. <BR> Today my brother told me he could tell I lost some weight. Which made me feel good. <BR> I wonder what he will say when I complete the program. <BR> Everyone that I know is used to me being overweight. I have been overweight since I think around age 42, which is a long time. <BR> I count the days until I can get in a size 7 jeans again. I was able to get in my size 12 jeans today, which was ... Mon, 28 Dec 2009 23:01:02 EST Sunday Dec 27th,2009 day 18/122 days to go. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2660085 Today is Sunday Dec 27,209 day 18/122 days to go until I finish my 20 week fast with optifast. Today was a better day than yesterday. Yesterday was a hormone related <BR> day, which my period would of come. I didn't realize the hungry, tiredness and, headache <BR> until the cramps set in. I should of realized that after so many years. I guess I am focused <BR> on other things now. I wasn't hungry like yesterday or short tempered. <BR> Thank Goodness.... <BR> I am excited for Wednes... Sun, 27 Dec 2009 22:13:22 EST Day after christmas Day 17 / 123 days to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2657422 Well Well today is a little challenging. I am hungry and tried today. I hope tomorrow is better. <BR> I stayed on my program and rode my bike around the block 2x's. My friend gave me my favorite bottle of wine also, I walked away without a drink. <BR> <em>230</em> Sat, 26 Dec 2009 19:00:17 EST christmas day ( Day 16, 124 days to go) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2656011 Merry christmas everyone!!!! <BR> Today was a great day for health and happiness. I was a good girl and got through the christmas meal and day with only my optifast shakes and chicken broth. I am so proud of myself that I am doing so good. I think I am stronger than I thought I was. I was so scared about going on this diet, scared I would <BR> fell. This success so far has given me courage to do anything now. I am a better <BR> person now, especially a better wife and mother. My husba... Fri, 25 Dec 2009 23:23:58 EST Christmas Eve Thursday day 15, 125 days to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2654865 Today was a fun day. I did some last minute shopping in the morning before the <BR> crowds came out. Came home wrapped presents, and put together the family <BR> stockings. <BR> My husband and I made Christmas cookies together. I didn't even take one taste. <BR> My husband than made a Christmas eve dinner for his brother and our daughter. <BR> His famous roasted chicken and rice and vegetables. The chicken looked and smelled really good. While they ate I made myself a optifast shake. ... Fri, 25 Dec 2009 01:45:01 EST Day 14 of Kaiser Optifast Program with 126 days to go . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2652998 Hello <BR> Today was day 14th of the kaiser Optifast program with 126 days to go. Today <BR> was weigh day for me. I lost another 8lbs. so my total weight loss since I have been on this program is I8 lbs. I am very pleased that the program is going so well. I just can't wait until I reach my weight goal. 40 more lbs to go until I <BR> am at 128 lbs which was my maintained weight for 22 years until I went through a horrible life changing experience. I know I will never allow my self t... Wed, 23 Dec 2009 20:42:03 EST tuesday day 13 on optifast 127 days to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2651073 I sure hope I reach this goal to be in my ideal body weight range after the 20 weeks are over. Although I am getting used to the optifast diet now. I don't <BR> seem to get hungry at all. If I go to long without a optifast I notice my energy <BR> gets low and I start getting a headache. I have found that it is best to take some <BR> optifast every two hours even if it is only 4oz. It gives my body the lift it needed <BR> to prevent a headache. When I was working at kaiser a couple of y... Tue, 22 Dec 2009 21:04:21 EST Went to Positive choice Holiday class http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2649290 Monday Day12/128 days to go. <BR> Today was a good day, I had a positive attitude towards my new plan. I find that <BR> I am happier everyday. <BR> I learned new things about myself in the class tonight. <BR> I did an art project about how food affects my life. <BR> The challenges which I encounter everyday. <BR> Being overweight caused me to have health problems which I couldn't get away from. My immune system was lowered which caused me to get sick more frequent. I couldn't fight o... Tue, 22 Dec 2009 00:13:35 EST