JANLYNN32's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JANLYNN32 JANLYNN32'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/ new beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6164640 Sometimes life does not just throw you a curve ball sometimes it picks you up and shakes you and then drops you on your head. Since my life has been completely rearranged, things are slowly getting back to some kind of normal. It will never be what it once was but hoping it will be better. I am now a twice divorced mother of a 14 year old and and a 21 year old. I am slowly working on eating healthier and working out. I have lost 17 pounds since January. I started college last night so thi... Tue, 17 May 2016 07:25:30 EST June 27,2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403993 I am really enjoying eating more fruits and vegetables and less processed food. I got excited about blueberries at the store. I have also discovered a great app that is like having a personal trainer right there while weight training. It gives you a list of exercises and there is even a timer for rest after each set. I just got back from walking and boy do I feel great. My legs are sore but that is not a bad thing. I sit on an exercise ball all day at work and that helps too. My stomac... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 21:46:50 EST june 19, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5395074 Today I woke up craving water. I also cannot wait to get my work out in. It is so amazing how life can change. I lead my health and wellness group yesterday. The topic was eating healthy on a budget. I hope I helped the other members of the group. Life is about choices and sometimes making the right choice is hard but if you keep at it and remember what is important those choices become easier to make. I love having a salad or a piece of fruit and I would not want to trade that for pot... Wed, 19 Jun 2013 10:36:39 EST today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392623 I am enjoying eating healthy and working out still. I am still excited about eating better and working out. The scale has started to move and that makes me happy. I am still reading the spark book and i am amazed about the new information I am reading. I am excited about life and fitness and healthy eating. A friend at work and myself have started a group at work about healthy eating and wellness, fitness group. i Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:33:35 EST today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389478 Today I spent some time with my two girls, and my grandmother and one of my cousins. We had pizza for lunch but I brought fruit and vegetables to be healthier. I felt better for it too. after I got home I dropped the girls off at my ex mother in laws house for a shopping trip tomorrow. I came home and worked in the green house and garden. I forgot what hard work that was. I really enjoyed it. I have lost weight this week but what is more amazing is the feeling I get from eating better ... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 22:08:09 EST new starts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387356 I have been exercising more often and eating a much healthier diet. I have a much better feel about the journey this time than the times before. I have been reading the spark and this time things seem to make much more sense. I know it is about the little steps and about changes and not giving up even when I make a misstep. I have walked or done something everyday to exercise and feel better. I do feel better and I am coping much better with the stress in my life. For the first time in ... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 21:19:05 EST day 5 of the new me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5114096 So, I started on Monday and it is now Friday night. So, my eating I have done really well eating more vegetables and fruit and choosing the healthier items to eat. I have also exercised Mon., Tues, Thurs. and Friday which means Wednes was the only day I did not do anything and I had a miserable headache!! I have drank a lot more water than diet coke. I did splurge on two things but I really wanted them and I made sure to exercise and I still watched my calorie count. I am pleased with my... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 20:46:51 EST revelation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5107586 So this weekend, I had a revelation. Most people it would not have taken this long but sometimes I am just slow. I have lost lots of weight before so I know I can do it. Thanks to a new husband who can't eat everything and still be skinny and not making the time to workout I have gained it and then some back. I keep saying I will start working out soon. Maybe tomorrow and I can't eat better tomorrow. Well, here is the deal I have only a few clothes that fit and I am tired of my belly s... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 20:58:45 EST doctor's visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4913833 So, I finally went to the doctor. My thryoid is not working right. The reason I am soo tired is my vitamin d and vitamin b12 is very low. So now I am taking a vitamin d supplement once a week and a shot of b12 once a month. Hoping this gives me the energy to work out again and watch my food intake and just want to do something other than sleep. she increased my thryoid meds too so I am hoping I feel better soon. I have went on walks for several days in a row now and I have also gone swim... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 20:59:06 EST Feb. 6, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4725935 I have not blogged in a while, I have been going through a very rough patch and I am glad things seem to be getting better. <BR> My husband quit smoking so, I am going to quit drinking diet coke. I am hoping things continue to settle down here and I will be able to go to the gym more often. If not I know I have equipment at home to use and I can always go for a walk. Today, I have had one diet coke and the rest of the time water with lemon. I was worried about the cost of lemons but I re... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 20:13:08 EST new year and hopefully a much healthier me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4640761 I have not blogged in a while because I have not been doing really well. I am hoping that the new year and a new doctor will truly make a difference in my life. The doctor because I need someone to truly monitor my thyroid and I know I need medicine for depression again. Just not handling life's downs the way I should be able to. I was seeing a doctor earlier in the year and she asked how I was doing and I told her this was a really bad time in my life and she looked at me and said hope t... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 21:10:48 EST not giving up Yet!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4592188 I am not giving up! I know it has been a while since I posted anything but I have had a run of bad luck and amazingly I don't want to give up. First I had a strange virus and then I hurt my back and then I had a sinus infection and then I pulled a muscle in my back. I think everything is now better. I am still have issues with my sinuses because of the weather but I am hoping to get past that today. Even though I have not been working out I have been watching what I eat and for the most... Sun, 20 Nov 2011 09:12:46 EST Week in review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4559066 <BR> Monday, my workout was a 3.5 mile walk. <BR> Tuesday, my workout was a 3 mile walk away the pounds workout. <BR> Wednesday, no workout <BR> Thursday, workout was 3 mile walk away the pounds workout. <BR> Friday, 3.5 mile walk <BR> Saturday 3.5 walk and walking around pumpkin patch. <BR> <BR> I am proud I worked so hard at making sure I got my workouts in. I have a lot of work to do in the nutrition department but you have to start somewhere So, I will keep working on eating better ... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 20:07:27 EST I am so very happy!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4553146 I don't really have a reason to feel so happy but yet I do. I worked 9 hours today and when I got home went to the garden and cut collard greens, and checked on the chickens and collected the fresh eggs and then went inside and got to cooking. I really love to cook and tonight was one of those nights when I really enjoyed it. After dinner was cooked instead of fixing my plate, I went for a walk. It was suppose to be a 30 min walk but I kept thinking maybe a little further and before I kne... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 20:24:56 EST my busy life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4551401 You ever feel like your life is just too busy and you wonder how you do it all. I have been having that feeling a lot lately. And things are about to get busier for me. My husband is going to have to work the next several saturdays. Which means he will be working 6 days a week. We can use the money but he won't be here to help around the house and my youngest has decided she wants to play rec basketball which will be a first for us. I am glad my oldest is busy with clubs and school and ... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 19:34:32 EST starting slowly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4540499 I am slowly starting to exercise again. I went for a bike ride with my youngest tonight. She is very fast and very inpatient. It was a good workout. Yesterday I worked in the garden and went on a short bike ride with Grace. I am looking at exercise a little different. Yes, I want to go back to the gym but I don't really have the time or gas money for that so I will try this for now. I am going for walks around the neighbor hood and riding bikes and working in the yard. I am getting exer... Mon, 17 Oct 2011 20:33:54 EST update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4527343 I know it has been a long time since I have written anything. I don't know exactly what happened whether I hit a wall or fell in a very deep dark hole. Not sure what happened but glad I am no longer there. I just really reached a point where I no longer had any drive or motavation and I really did not care about much. I have been given a job on top of the job I already have and that has really stressed me out and instead of having someone train me for this job I have to learn it by trial ... Sun, 9 Oct 2011 20:35:53 EST recap of my day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4491552 First thing this morning, I did my first 5k, which is a great feeling. I can't wait to do another one!! I walked most of it and jogged some. It was mostly uphill which I had not trained for. It made for a rough walk. I am not going to lie, there were many times I was ready to give up. Especially when we made a wrong turn. I do really doing it especially the finishing. I completed it in 51 mins. I was fourth in my age group and I am very proud of myself. I know that sounds big heade... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 19:19:52 EST recap of my day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4491551 First thing this morning, I did my first 5k, which is a great feeling. I can't wait to do another one!! I walked most of it and jogged some. It was mostly uphill which I had not trained for. It made for a rough walk. I am not going to lie, there were many times I was ready to give up. Especially when we made a wrong turn. I do really doing it especially the finishing. I completed it in 51 mins. I was fourth in my age group and I am very proud of myself. I know that sounds big heade... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 19:19:37 EST loving this weather. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4487210 I love the fact that both of my girls know what days I like to go to the y and both are very encouraging and love to go with me. My youngest normally asks to go to the childcare room so that I will go work out on the elliptical and lift weights. After I am done with that I go get her and then the three of us swim laps and race each other and sometimes just hang out and talk. Also, because of the 20 min car ride it is a great time for us to talk about all the stuff going on in our lives. I... Thu, 15 Sep 2011 21:17:45 EST OH My!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4485312 Not sure what to title this blog! But definitely feel the urge the blog tonight. I realized yesterday was my two month anniversary of spark. I am feeling very mixed things. One I know I have made a lot of progress on my fitness level. Like a month ago I would not have been able to jog at all without needing oxygen and I did it today without any pain and think if I had tried I would have been able to do more. But I am thrilled I did what I did. My weight loss is not that great could be b... Wed, 14 Sep 2011 20:21:13 EST enjoying my workout and gardening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4481618 Tonight I worked in the garden. I planted spinach, lettuce, beets, broccoli, and english peas. I love working in the garden and getting my hands dirty. I then worked out on the elliptical for 20 minutes. I have to admit I have not been documenting my food like I should and I have eaten way more junk than I should so today is the day I wipe the slate clean and start over. I am not weighing as I am just days away from that TOM. I hurt my back a few days ago and that has made workouts and... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 21:58:40 EST Loving the weather. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4472381 I had an amazing birthday weekend. Friday, my girls took me for pedicures which was really nice to just sit and talk with my girls while being pampered. Then my oldest drove us to my aunts house for a surprise birthday party for me. I cannot believe all the work they did just for me. My husband bought me a kindle which I love. I can now read while working out which is just awesome. I have always loved to read and now that I can do that while working out is just amazing. I have read the... Wed, 7 Sep 2011 20:55:40 EST Tomorrow is the beginning of a new year. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4461333 I know that every day is a new beginning and a clean slate but tomorrow is my birthday. I will be 37 years old and that just reminds me of all of the reasons I joined spark. I looked it up today and I joined spark on July 13, 2011. To be honest and fair, the weight has not just fallen off I seem to fight every single pound. I am know below 200 pounds and I was so happy I did a happy dance at 5:30am in the kitchen. I have lost a lot of inches and my clothes fit better and my exercise lev... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 20:19:42 EST I don't think this at all!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4457053 Yesterday, when I got home from work I was very tired and my head and stomach hurt. So, I took a nap and then cooked dinner. Today, I woke up feeling awful. My head hurt and so did my shoulders and back of neck. I so do not want a sinus infection and I can tell that is where this is heading. I recently bought a neti pot and sinus rinse bottle because I have had issues with sinus infections for a while. I know the feeling bad is just everything draining( I know disgusting). I want to ex... Tue, 30 Aug 2011 18:31:04 EST Everyday is a new beginning. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4453075 Friday night I signed up for a 5k on Sept. 18. I cannot believe I how excited I am about doing that. Saturday morning, hubby and I got up and went to the Y to walk the track to make sure I could do it. We did it in under an hour and then ran some errands and went to help my aunt and then my grandmother. Then we went to my first ever keg party. I had one glass of sangria and very little food. I watched what I ate and jumped on the trampoline with my cousin's little girls and had a blast. ... Sun, 28 Aug 2011 16:37:46 EST made a lot of bad choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4446745 Today was the first day I really did not want to track my food because today I made a lot of bad choices. I was just really really hungry and wanted everything in sight. I know it is that time of the month and I know the munchies were going to hit me. I just wish I had been a little better prepared. I started off with a great breakfast but then just could not seem to stop eating. I think it may be all the extra workouts. Plus I have been increasing the weight for strength training and... Wed, 24 Aug 2011 21:49:13 EST One tough day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4442781 I was not going to blog today but I realized it had been awhile and every other time I was frustrated or sad, blogging most definetly helped. So here goes, today was one of those days, straight out of my nightmares. It is that time of the month so, I was awakened by killer cramps and I was starving. I hate those kind of mornings. I tried to eat a good breakfast but by the time I got to work I was starving. All the candy bars and such made it that much harder to decide what I wanted to eat... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 21:55:52 EST I cheated and I liked it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4433561 So, tonight I worked out for an hour on the elliptical trainer. It is the one I have at home so it is not as nice as the gym. But I made it for a complete hour and it felt wonderful to be able to do that. Now, to the cheating part, I weigh myself a few times a week, I have not recorded the weight into spark for quite some time. My weight goes up and then comes back down to the 200 mark but never lower. I have been disappointed at times and very frustrated and a few times angry and sad. ... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 21:47:34 EST Truly a new beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4426722 I have to admit I was afraid I would be close to giving up by now. Without weight lose to show and that time of the month just around the corner I thought I would be throwing in the towel. But I am not and don't want to. I feel stronger and healthier and happier now. I can feel my sore muscles after a workout. I can tell there is less jiggle and my face is slimmer now. I know the scale will catch up one day until then I will continue down this path of good health. <BR> The most amazing... Sun, 14 Aug 2011 19:37:52 EST New discovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4425074 I love working out and that is not a new thing. The thing that happened to me today is after my work out and the fact that I had been eating really well this past week. So I went to one of my fave fast food places. For those in from Georgia it is the varsity which I love their onion rings and french fries. I could eat them everyday or so I thought. Well, today I ordered them and due to their high fat content all I tasted was the fat and nothing else. It was like eating vegetable oil. I w... Sat, 13 Aug 2011 19:38:07 EST Lesson Learned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4417507 Today was an extremly stressful day. Work was crazy at best. Then my youngest got home and had lots of issues with her homework. I wanted to go to the Y and workout and I ordered a computer for home and it needed to be signed for so I had made arrangements to pick it up in Athens. So, we get my daughter's homework done, we load up in the van to pick up the computer, then workout and I had told my 16 year old that we would get her a lunch box since the price of lunch has gone up to the poin... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 21:41:22 EST cannot believe how bad I needed to exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4415360 Today, was very stressful at work. Then I came home to first day of school drama. My oldest daughter cooked dinner and then I cleaned up the kitchen. My youngest had started her homework the second she got home from school and today was not a battle to get her to complete it. Yet for some reason I felt so very stressed, so after dinner I told everyone I was going for a walk. I am planning on going to the gym on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday so today was not one of them. So, I put on my... Mon, 8 Aug 2011 21:09:46 EST Had a really good day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4412967 Spent the day getting the girls ready for school tomorrow! Yesterday, we went to the Y, so I could workout and my youngest could go to her yoga class. I love the fact my whole family is into exercising with me. Today, I went grocery shopping and bought healthy food for lunches and great food for dinner. My husband grilled steaks and squash with onions. It was a great dinner and we had salad too. The girls are excited about school tomorrow. One is going to 4th grade and the other a junio... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 20:23:41 EST wishing things were different http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4405337 Today is one of those days when you just want to pull the covers up and go back to sleep. I made a woman I work with mad today because she is playing on doing this 17 day diet and said I needed to do it too. I listened to points of the diet plan and told her that did not sound healthy to me thank you very much but I would just keep doing what I was it seemed to be working just fine. You would have thought I slapped her. My boss/friend was thinking of doing it with her and I just looked at... Wed, 3 Aug 2011 19:04:08 EST so glad I decided to measure myself this am http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4399970 I had been feeling a little frustrated as the scale is not moving. I know I have two weeks until I actually need to take measurements but due to my frustration I did today any way. I have lost inches maybe not where I wanted to but any is better than none. I was planning on working out anyway but somehow I feel better that the inches are going. I knew my body felt better and I was able to do more but still I feel better knowing I am eating and exercising is working. My husband told me he ... Mon, 1 Aug 2011 13:31:51 EST I should have known cookie monster was not really my friend. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4397711 I am so loving the fact I can go to the gym and zone out. It still amazes me all the problems that are worked out during that time. I am glad my youngest looks forward to going to the y so we can swim, she even likes the child watch room while I work out. My oldest is enjoying working out too. I don't want the girls to become body obessed like so many others, so I keep telling them it is all about being healthier. <BR> I have always had issues with food esp. sweets since I was a young g... Sun, 31 Jul 2011 14:23:22 EST The scale is not my friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4396156 I can feel a difference in my body, the what it looks and the way my clothes fit. I know we are not suppose to weight everyday and that it takes a while for the scale to show results of your new lifestyle but sometimes and I get on the scale and I am like are you kidding me! I love working out and the I feel afterward. Eating differently actually just feels right to me. I have been down this road before. This time is a little different before I ate because I was soo unhappy. This time I... Sat, 30 Jul 2011 16:10:21 EST So glad my girls want to work out with me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4394570 I have two girls, 9 and 16 and after going to y with me yesterday my youngest asked today if we were going back. I had to tell her no because we will be there most of the day tomorrow. They offer a yoga class for her age group and she wants to go. After the yoga class we are going to go swimming. My oldest is going too. She is planning to work out with me while Grace is in her yoga class. So instead of going to the Y we are going on a walk. Right now Faith is walking her friends dog an... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:25:04 EST The sun will come out tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4392855 Feeling so much better today!! <em>20</em> After work, I came home and got my girls and we went to the Y! My youngest went to the child watch room while the oldest and I worked out. After I completed my workout on the elliptical, I went and got my youngest and we went swimming. She was on the swim team this year and we are hoping swimming year round will help her. Also, she is like her mama and hads a weight issue and we are hoping working out with me will help both of us. Boy, did she ... Thu, 28 Jul 2011 20:58:13 EST I hate this time of the month. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4390507 Today, I have a headache and I also had a headache on Monday. I should clarify it is a migraine not your run of the mill take a few aspirins and you'll be fine kind of headache. I have taken advil, had some caffeine and took a nap and this is not letting up. I know it is related to my period but that does not make it easier to take. I think the reason I had two migraines this month is our ac is broke at work and in my office it is really hot. I don't handle the change in temperatures we... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 19:32:05 EST Today is a new day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4380844 Sometimes I need the reminder that every morning is a new day and a new start! What happened yesterday is the past, and you can't change it so why let yesterday affect what you do today! It is not that I had a bad day yesterday! I worked out and went swimming! I had a great dinner with my husband and a pretty good day. So why would I need a new day today, some may ask? It does not matter whether or not yesterday was good or bad, Today is the day, moment we are living in! <BR> My girls com... Sat, 23 Jul 2011 10:39:50 EST Not sure what today really is!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4376741 I woke up feeling pretty good today. Slept well last night minus the leg cramps which only woke me up once. I got to work on time and things were really busy when I first got there. I just feel very blah today. I know next week is my TOM and not really looking forward to it. My pms symptoms seem to be greatly reduced by the exercise so I should be feeling better but not so. I am hoping my day gets better. Planning to go work out today to maybe help the blahs. A swim might due to the tr... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 10:32:53 EST YO-YO dieting is not for me!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4373395 After my divorce I lost tons of weight and trained for the three day which had me in the best shape of my life. I stayed at that weight for several years and then I got remarried and was happy and content and exercise was not a high priority add to that my husband has the metabolism of a race horse. I have never in my life seen any eat so much and not be overweight. But back to me so here I am at the heaviest I have ever been and tired of it. I went on vacation and come home to the scale ... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 20:27:21 EST