JAYLENEE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JAYLENEE JAYLENEE'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/ Weekend went way too fast. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139542 Today my daughter and her boyfriend came over to help lay new vinyl in my bathroom. It is almost done. It looks wonderful. I'm going to have to get some vinyl adhesive as it is not all sticking as it should. Jesse took the toilet out so that we didn't have to cut the vinyl in a circular pattern. I didn't have enough vinyl so I have to go get some more. <BR> <BR> I took the family out for breakfast this morning. I was pretty darned good. I had a shrimp omelette and gave the hash browns... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 00:39:23 EST I am a stress eater http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138805 I didn't realize just how bad I am. This past week has officially been the week from hell at work. We had the trial from hell. The Judge kept siding with the defense, would not allow one of our experts to testify, would not allow some evidence into the record, and kept sustaining the objections. Defense counsel apparently started to tell our expert that he was incompetent, luckily outside of the jury. The jury took one entire day to pick. <BR> <BR> Then, I had a former client call and... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 22:45:38 EST Another weekend speeds on by http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6134362 Yesterday was spent cleaning house, doing laundry and grocery shopping. I also got my car washed. I made beef enchiladas for dinner. They turned out great. I slept very well and didn't get up until 8:30 a.m. I think that I needed the rest. My URI is still with me. I was still coughing and hacking this weekend. I hate being sick. I did manage a two mile walk with the dogs. My old man Brawt (15) decided on the third time around the park that he was tired. He laid down and did not mo... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 23:54:14 EST Strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6132412 What makes you a strong person? I feel that I am a strong person, for the most part. I have an addiction. It is an addiction to sweets. This is not good as I am diabetic. I love chocolate. Well the fact is anything that is sweet. I could list and list and list all the yummy things I love. Yep, LOVE. That is a strong word too. <BR> <BR> I am a strong person. I will beat my addiction to sweets. I know I can beat it. I just have to say no. My other strengths I can lean on. I'm ver... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 09:46:13 EST Upper Respiratory Tract Infection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131626 I've been so sick since Sunday. I've not tracked or exercised. I've tried to work, but have been coughing, sneezing, achy, icky. I finally went into Urgent Care yesterday morning. After x-rays to determine that I don't have pneumonia, I was diagnosed with an upper respiratory infection. Currently on an inhaler and cough meds with Codeine. Have to say that I have slept closed to 14 hours since yesterday afternoon. I've not been eating hardly at all. No appetite. Anyway, I plan on goin... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 09:55:36 EST Happy Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128858 I got up this morning with the intention of going to church. I'm not a very religious person and I oftentimes question my beliefs. However, I went to a celebration of life last week and really enjoyed the sermon and clergy. What do they say about best laid plans? I woke up coughing, sneezing, sore throat, achy all over and just couldn't get my stuff together. I ended up going to Walmart and getting a bunch of cold stuff and allergy meds. I'm not sure if they will help, but I can't get s... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 20:03:51 EST Happy Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128857 I got up this morning with the intention of going to church. I'm not a very religious person and I oftentimes question my beliefs. However, I went to a celebration of life last week and really enjoyed the sermon and clergy. What do they say about best laid plans? I woke up coughing, sneezing, sore throat, achy all over and just couldn't get my stuff together. I ended up going to Walmart and getting a bunch of cold stuff and allergy meds. I'm not sure if they will help, but I can't get s... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 20:03:51 EST Zumba http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128136 I made it to class and we had a sub. I really enjoyed it. She was great and I was able to get most of the moves down. I actually got all hot and sweaty. Also, got my heart rate up there a bit. Then went to Subway and slip a chicken breast sandwich with my ex... Long story there with him. <BR> <BR> Still feeling a bit icky. I'm hopeful that it is not the stomach flu coming on. I'm thinking nap right now <BR> <BR> Three loads of laundry done, front room, den, bedroom and bath room cle... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 16:28:41 EST Out of control http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6127941 I've been doing fairly well with my eating until this week. Seems that I am constantly eating. It started on Monday when we went to a Chinese Buffet. Granted I pretty much at nothing but seafood, but then I had fried wanton, and a donut. We had someone bring cupcakes on Thursday and cake. I ate them. Then yesterday cookies. I've managed to gain 10 lbs back of the 15 I had lost since the beginning of the year. <BR> <BR> Now that my eye surgeries are over I enjoy is no reason for me no... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 10:10:02 EST Oh my aching back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598476 All the carpet is pulled up from the floor in the bedroom. Thankful that ex came over and pretty much did it. Got it rolled up. I see a trip to the dump soon. Discovered a soft spot in the floor of dry rot about 8' x 12 inches. Went to Home Depot and they told me what epoxy to use. It is down and curing overnight. Hopefully it will work <BR> <BR> . In the meantime I've been pulling staples out of the floor and the carpet trim. Only 1/4 done and my back is killing me. I love my crow bar, bu... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 23:00:23 EST No sugar - Day 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5595716 I'm feeling a lot better without the sugar. I cannot imagine how out of control it must have been this past year. I've got them under control. I am learning what foods I can eat, and what I need to watch out for. <BR> <BR> For example, I pretty much have Cheerios and a banana with Almond Milk for breakfast. My sugars go up with it and and I need to take more insulin to cover it so it does not spike. <BR> <BR> This morning I made an egg white omlette with spinach, low fat cheese, mushr... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 09:49:48 EST Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593934 I’m a stress eater. I recognize that. <BR> <BR> Today, I went home at lunch with the intentions of cooking the ground turkey and cutting up my veggies for my pizza tonight. I walked in the door and immediately my 25 year old son and my 22 year old daughter start arguing. It was a stupid argument. <BR> <BR> I picked up my keys and purse and walked out. No lunch. <BR> <BR> I went to Burrito Boy. I had a Chile rejelleno burrito with a wheat tortilla. Once I added up the calories it wa... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:52:33 EST My aching........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593332 So I did Zumba last night at the new gym. I tried to talk myself out of going, but I knew I need too. The room is way too small to fit 40 people in. It was only wide enough to fit two people in each row that we formed, but we were crowded in at four people each. I still managed to do most of the dancing, although I tried to stay in my own space when I saw several people bump into each other. I know that we are all there to have fun and get our cardio in, but it really is frustrating to ... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 09:36:50 EST Up 4 lbs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592074 I got up this morning and weighed. I am up four pounds since the first of the year. Even with the exercise and watching my calorie intake. My doctor warned me that this would happen once I got my sugar levels under control. <BR> <BR> I'm reading a lot more about diabetes and the effects that various foods have on my sugar levels. I've always liked pasta, not to the extreme, but unless it is wheat, then up goes my sugar. Not much of a rice person, but am am getting used to brown rice. <... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 09:11:46 EST Great weekend. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591729 It was very busy and although I ate way too much yesterday, today was a good day. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I went grocery shopping. I bought lots of fresh fruit and veggies. Also ground turkey. Four different kinds of sugar free syrups for my coffee. I spend way too much at Starbucks so decided to do it on my own. <BR> <BR> I went for a long ride with a friend of mine and played catch up. It was wonderful and I forget how much I enjoy his company. <BR> <BR> Home and then my ex took son a... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 22:18:53 EST First Temptation of the Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589017 Yesterday was the first day my boss was back from two weeks in Hawaii. So, it was extremely busy and stressful. I started to feel the stress of him buzzing me, emailing me and in general being a demandingish boss. He wanted something done to go out, but I finally said to him and not meanly, I am not going to get it done today because I have had way too many interruptions. Mmmmmm that sort of put him back a step or two. He tends to forget that I work for two others as well that had things... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 09:51:27 EST Disappointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587851 Day 8. I've stayed within my calorie limit and have have exercised one hour a day for four days. I am up 3 pounds. I know that it is just a glitch in my body as a result of constipation. More information that any one needs, but it is frustrating to me. <BR> <BR> I need to reorganize my snacks. I've been having celery and an apple, but I have been having peanut butter on them too. This has made my fat limits go over by 10-25. <BR> <BR> I went to the gym last night. I did 40 minutes ... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 09:31:10 EST Pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586598 Yesterday started out as a very positive day. I got up and actually put make up on, did my hair and wore a nice outfit to work. I felt really good and it was reflected in my attitude. I smiled a lot yesterday. Our clients were happy to talk with me. I truly believe you can hear a smile through a person's voice. I really did get so much accomplished. <BR> <BR> Around 1-2 p.m. my legs started to have the shooting pains, burning feeling like there were needles being stuck in them. Seri... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 09:00:46 EST My journey continues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585958 Throughout my lifetime I have had major weight loss four times that I can remember. <BR> <BR> The first time I was 13 or 14. My family moved away from where I had grown up and all my friends. I would be starting high school in the fall, but that summer I was extremely depressed about the move. Back then in the early 1970s, they really didn’t have medication for depression for kids. I remember my mom taking me to the doctor and he put me on a 1000 a day diet. I counted my calories and ... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 18:03:30 EST Goal met http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585026 I met my exercise goal for the day. Also food goals and glucose goals. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 22:54:27 EST working it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584691 I was horrible tracking my food yesterday. Today, I have been very good at it. I have to get off this titter-totter if I am going to make my goals. This year, I am going to lose the last 38 lbs. This year, I will get my diabetes, cholesterol and blood pressure under control. Actually, my BP has been really good. <BR> <BR> I had planned on staying at work during my lunch hour, rather than going home. When I go home I tend to gobble my food, let the dogs out and then sit and watch TV. T... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 18:12:11 EST Yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584024 I did absolutely nothing yesterday but read my book. Seriously, I didn't even get dressed. Sometimes I need those days just to rest. <BR> <BR> I'm packing my workout clothes and going to the gym right after work. Well, have to pick up my son and drop him off at school and then go. But as long as I don't come into the house, I will make it to the gym. <BR> <BR> It is cold outside and the weather man is saying there are icy roads. At least it is not snowing and we are supposed to warm ... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 09:09:30 EST I did it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582044 Made my goal at the gym. 25 minutes of weights, 20 minutes of walking and 10 minutes of stretching and cool down. Yahoo me. <BR> <BR> Home watching a movie and then I'm going to walk the dogs. Sat, 4 Jan 2014 15:49:47 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581793 My house is clean so I have no excuse not to get to the gym today. My goal is 20 minutes of weights and 20 minutes of cardio. I hope after being away for almost two months (other than walking the dogs) I will be able to do it. I'm also going to sit in the sauna and hot-tub as a "reward." <BR> <BR> I am feeling pretty good today. It has been several days since I have had sugar and my glucose levels are finally evening out. That makes me happy. <BR> <BR> I made an egg white omelette wh... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 11:12:51 EST Good deed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580882 I want to try and do some good deeds this year like little things that would make someone’s life a little easier at the time or share information. <BR> <BR> Today I unloaded the dishwasher for one of the gal’s at work whose week it is. Anonymously. I also shared with two of the gals at work a photo of how to tie a scarf that gives it an extra nice look. They both loved it! <BR> <BR> Small things and I feel a little reward knowing that I did it. <BR> <BR> So yesterday was not a good f... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 14:52:01 EST A very productive day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578549 I started cleaning around 7:30 a.m. today. I have spent the majority of today cleaning, resting, cleaning, resting, and cleaning some more. It is now 5:30 p.m. and my Christmas decorations have been taken down, packed and put away in the shed. I had to clean the shed so that I could get them back in there. My house smells like pinesole. Laundry is all done. I'm very pleased with having it cleaned. Now to try and keep it that way. <BR> <BR> I took the dogs for a one mile walk. It ... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 20:52:38 EST Food Obsessions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577579 My son recently told me...."mom you post the silliest things on Facebook." So, I went through my posts. I could ot believe that I posted so much about food, what I am going to eat, about cupcakes and cookies and sweets. Well you get the picture. . <BR> <BR> I deleted about 90% of my postings there. This is a new year and I have a clean slate. Really, every day is a clean slate, it is what I am making of it. <BR> <BR> This year I have a few resolutions: <BR> <BR> 1. I will walk my d... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 09:38:42 EST The year from hell http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562847 Well actually not all of it was. Everyone tends to do reflections upon their year so here I go. <BR> <BR> I’ve been having a lot of difficulties at work. My boss is a difficult man to work for at times. I thoroughly enjoy what I do, but sometimes I want to run screaming from the building. I had a lot of problems in March/April on cases with him. He does not have patience at all. He wants to know the end result and not how you go there. I, on the other hand, want to explain so that if ... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 11:22:15 EST Sore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465768 I woke up this morning and my incision was hurting. I went to check it and there was puss and blood everywhere. I cleaned it up and put another large bandage on it. I think that it is still draining on occasion. In any event, I'll make an appointment to see my primary care physician tomoorrow to take a look at it. Also, I need more pain meds, although I am going to request that he give me soemthing other than the Oxi. The Oxi makes me constipated and it makes me have such vivid wild drea... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 13:13:55 EST I almost died last week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5464008 I have pretty much had the last two months from hell. The absolute worst at work in the three years that I have been there and then a health scare that could of cost me my life if I had not gotten into the emergency room. <BR> <BR> As soon as I was out of the hospital I tried to se whether stress could cause my appendix to burst. Doesn’t happen that way. SIGH <BR> <BR> I’m not going to address the stress issues at work as I think that I have addressed them with my boss and we will be abl... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 11:59:49 EST Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3427157 I never thought I would become so addictive to working out. Now, that I am accurately tracking my food, I believe I will be a success at my weight loss journey. I met a gal yesterday at the gym that told me she lost 120 lbs. She is a tiny thing and oh my gosh is she toned and muscular. Took her a little over a year. I'm going to do this! Tue, 13 Jul 2010 10:46:04 EST Sore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3421808 My daughter and I hiked Mt. Pigsah yesterday. 1.8 miles up and oh my goodness! It took me an hour and 20 minutes. The 1.8 miles coming down only took 35 minutes. Oh Joy! It is pretty darned steep, but I made it Marissa was cheering me on. Gotta love that girl. Come on mom, you can do it. It was an amazing hike. Part way up I came upon a doe and fawn. They stood there just watching me watch them, not four feet from me. It was so amazing! Then on the really steep part another doe ca... Sun, 11 Jul 2010 22:43:44 EST Busy Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3327052 Although this week was totally insane and stressful at work I still made it to the gym every night. Yahoo me. I'm finally starting to lose weight as well. I've obviously gained muscle the first two months. I got into daughter's size 14 jeans yesterday and wore them to work as it was jean day. I got a lot of compliments on how I looked. Very happy with how I feel too. Although I did not make it to the butte this morning to hike, but maybe this afternoon. Sat, 12 Jun 2010 12:27:09 EST Eye Candy & The Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3297491 I admit it, I love to go to the gym and watch the guys working out. 20-60 years old. It is all good. My daughter and I have been going fairly consistently. About 5-6 times a week for the past two months. We have certain "cuties" that we check out. We even name them. Daughter is 19 today. My best friend. <BR> <BR> Anyway, the gym that I work out at has all the cardio equipment upstairs. There is a line of about 20 treadmills. You can walk on the treadmills and watch people working o... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 16:24:12 EST Challege Met! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3288895 On Sunday, my husband, daughter and I hiked Silver Falls State Park. The loop and side falls totalled approximately nine (9) miles. We saw 10 waterfalls altogether. It took us approximately 3.75 hours. <BR> <BR> We hiked the canyon trail first. It is up and down and there are two falls that you have to take steps to get down too and one that you have to takes steps up to get out of the canyon. It was so very beautiful and peaceful. I took my Ipod with me, however, the sound of the rush... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 13:30:56 EST Another great workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3157131 Hit the gym today and did 50 minutes of cardio at 3.5 mph and 30 minutes of weights. Then a 10 minute cool down and 60 crunches. I've increased my time, weights and endurance. I feel very good about this. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I am going to go early in the morning so I can weigh. The scale there is not very good. <BR> <BR> I had planned on hiking the Butte, but ended up going with hubby to fix mom's computer. Came home, picked up daughter and went and bought new workout shoes. They are ... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 22:32:39 EST Fabulous http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3154278 I worked out this week six times! Yahoo me. I averaged 40 minutes of cardio and 20 minutes of weights every day! I'm so proud of myself. Of course, the eye candy is very nice indeed.c <BR> <BR> I have not lost any weight but I can see my body reshaping. I'm tired, need to shower and go night night. Tomorrow I am hiking the butte and it is a killer. Fri, 23 Apr 2010 22:31:38 EST Sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3055149 My blood sugars have been doing really well of late. By reducing my carb intake and only having whole wheat has helped a lot. <BR> <BR> No weight loss. However, I did make it to the gym both Saturday and Sunday this past week. Two hours total workouts. Cardios, weights and stretching with several situps. <BR> <BR> Guess I'll have some more coffee. Mon, 29 Mar 2010 07:26:15 EST Not good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2977053 I did not make it to the gym last night. I need to figure out how to work working out into my daily routine. I did have some bad news yesterday though. I am spilling protein into my urine. Dr. Jones has ordered that I take my sugars four times a day for the next week. I need to record them and am going to see him next Tuesday to discuss them as well as my cholesterol. Yep, Jaylene is outta control. Although since I have started really eating right and exercising I feel so much better. ... Tue, 9 Mar 2010 09:18:56 EST Starting Anew http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2969427 Tomorrow I start a new job. I'm very excited about it. It is a type of law that I absolutely love. <BR> <BR> A new beginning. <BR> <BR> I have been exercising and eating right for the past three weeks. No weight loss. However, my sugar levels are coming down. Now that I will be working full time I will be able to control my eating much better. When I was working part-time I got off schedule and ended up eating a lot at night. <BR> <BR> I am close enough to my job now that I can wal... Sun, 7 Mar 2010 14:49:18 EST Weekends are the hardest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2358836 I went over yesterday on my calorie count. Not bad. By 5, and I did walk for 40 minutes total. <BR> <BR> Today, I have not even had dinner and I am up to 1100 calories. I plan on walking this afternoon or bike riding. One hour outside. It is a beautiful day. Oh yeah down by..... <BR> <BR> FIVE POUNDS!!! <BR> <BR> Does a little happy dance. <BR> <BR> Dinner tonight is BBQ chicken/steak, baked potatoes and salad. <BR> <BR> I am craving steak and I don't usually like beef. <BR> <... Sun, 30 Aug 2009 16:24:14 EST Sugars http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2353444 This morning it was 176. After a fast of 13 hours. That is with my insulin and medication. Still way too high, but I cannot get into the doctor until after the 20th of next month. In the meantime, I will continue to eat right, and walk. <BR> <BR> I went and got a new pair of tennis shoes. Hopefully, they will help with my walking. This weekend I told daughter that I'd like to hike Spencer's Butte even though it was a killer hike when I was in shape. I want to use it as a "jump" star... Fri, 28 Aug 2009 10:04:52 EST Bad Choice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2352376 So today I took daughter to Applebee's for dinner. I had the lime chicken with rice. I didn't eat the rice, but ate 1/2 of the chicken. I came home to enter my food over 1,200 calories for that dish. Oh My!!!! <BR> <BR> I think I will stick with green salads from now on. Went over on my calories a bit. <BR> <BR> *sigh* <BR> <BR> I did walk for 20 minutes today! Thu, 27 Aug 2009 21:28:36 EST Oreos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2350936 I did very well yesterday with my eating, although I did not walk. I sat at my desk way too long yesterday and I had very bad back pain. Heck, when I walked I almost toppled to the ground with pain. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I went over to mom’s house last night to visit. She had just been shopping and bought Oreos. They were open on the counter and I elected not to have any. I made a conscious choice not to eat any sweets yesterday and did very well at it. Three days without eating sugar. I ... Thu, 27 Aug 2009 11:26:45 EST High Sugars http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2347986 My sugars this morning were high. 296. Not good. I have not been testing them for a long time. I admit it, I'm in denial still after all these years. I had my coffee with the vanilla creamer I use and cottage cheese. I was feeling a bit dizzy at the time. I figured I had a low sugar, but nooooooo.... it was most definiately high. If I had my insulin here at work, I'd take some. <BR> <BR> I did well yesterday with all my eating, tracking and walking. It is a start. <BR> <BR> I pra... Wed, 26 Aug 2009 11:37:59 EST I did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2346338 I walked today for 22 minutes! Yahoo me! I know that it is just the beginning. <BR> <BR> My body is rejecting this healthy eating of veggies and let me just say I spent a good portion of the afternoon in the restroom. I know that I will be ok in a few days, but in the meantime, icky! <BR> <BR> Ok more information than you wanted, huh? <BR> <BR> Tue, 25 Aug 2009 20:43:09 EST 3 out of 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2344477 Yesterday I met three of my goals. I did not walk for 15 minutes, however, I did go up and down the stairs a total of six flights. Granted it was throughout the day, but I did do a little. <BR> <BR> Yesterday afternoon I got so tired. Around 4:00 p.m. I felt like I was going to fall asleep at my desk. Granted I was completely board. Boss came in for about an hour and I did two letters. Today will be crazy insane. That is good. After him being gone for a week I am totally caught up.... Tue, 25 Aug 2009 09:51:08 EST Day 1 of healthy eating. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2342143 Today I will make good choices with my eating habits. <BR> <BR> Today I will record all my food choices. <BR> <BR> Today I will walk at least 15 minutes. <BR> <BR> Today I will drink all my water. <BR> <BR> I admit it, I have a monstrosity of a sweet tooth. Really, a diabetic that can't seem to conquer the sugar addiction. I'm a smart woman. I know what it takes to get healthy and yet, do I? No. Why not? I wish I knew, but for today, I will meet the four above goals. So far, I have... Mon, 24 Aug 2009 14:23:33 EST Lack of motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2336881 I'm fat. I've been fat the majority of my life. I have diabetes, high blood pressure and a heart murmur. Truly, I never thought I would live past 50, yet I turned 50 in May. I admit that I am disillusioned with my life. I need to start anew. If I do not do it, I will die. I know, we all die, but I'll die sooner than I should and perhaps never see my grandchildren be born. <BR> <BR> Three of my friends have had the gastric bypass surgery and they all are looking very good. They were ... Sat, 22 Aug 2009 13:36:00 EST Ultrasound http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1889146 I had the vaginal ultrasound today. It didn't hurt, but I am still cramping and bleeding from the biopsy yesterday. Hopefully, by Friday I will have the test results, then I can decide the course of treatment I wish to undergo. <BR> <BR> Work was busy. I'm glad. <BR> <BR> We went to a memorial service for one of the kids that played football with my son. He was 21 and committed suicide. Such a waste. <BR> <BR> So many tears, so many memories. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spa... Tue, 17 Mar 2009 22:11:35 EST