JBEAUFORD's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JBEAUFORD JBEAUFORD'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/ Catching up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5309865 Well, its been a few weeks since my brother died and I'm still not quite back into the swing of things. I still have a few things to take care of for him, which I hope to do this week. I still can't believe he's gone. Shortly after he died, my husband and I both lost our last remaining grandparents. Three deaths within a month. <BR> <BR> My health problems have escalated as well, I'm sure as a result of the additional stress. My sleep issues are worse, my blood pressure is worse, and I gaine... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 09:07:37 EST Wishing today to be over. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269490 So I've been away for a couple of weeks for the most part. On Feb 12th, my youngest brother suddenly passed away. Because he lived alone and had a password lock on his cell phone, the coroner's office was unable to get in touch with our family for 5 days. My parents were travelling and out of touch, so they struggled to locate someone else in the family and I was the first one they were able to reach. I got the call on the 17th as I was preparing to head to church. My mom docked from their c... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 09:24:23 EST Cleanse is complete! Bring on phase 2. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5212593 Had the last of my 10 day herbal cleanse today. Good bye fiber drink. Tomorrow will begin phase 2 of my advocare 24 day challenge. I plan on doing alot of sewing today so I don't know how much exercise I will fit in but I'm gonna try. <BR> <BR> I've got a baby bedding order to finish, 2 purses to make, and I got another baby bedding order yesterday, that I have some shopping to do for before I can start it. The customer brought me her fabrics yesterday and a deposit but I need to find one ... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 08:05:42 EST Better day yesterday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211182 Well, I had to start the day with that Fiber drink but I added a mandarin orange Spark to it and it made it much better. One more day and I'm on to step 2 of the challenge. <BR> <BR> I almost hit my daily step goal yesterday too. My goal is 10K steps but I hardly ever hit it. I think I've only crossed it two or three times in the last couple of months. Not leaving my house and temporarily not being able to use my treadmill makes it sorta tough. I did hit 8500 steps though yesterday which is ... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 08:57:54 EST I need someone to kick me in the butt. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209198 I swear I'm my own worst enemy. Whenever I don't get a decent amount of sleep (which has been 3 times in the last 4 nights) I always end up caving to caffeine, soda, sugar and all that stuff that kills my diet. <BR> <BR> I'm still doing the 24 day challenge but I haven't done the workouts for the last 4 days. I need to have someone making me more accountable for that part. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 22:43:37 EST Chugging along! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5206262 Well, my diet wasn't spectacular over the weekend, had fast food twice. We did have a good time though and that is what counts I guess :) <BR> <BR> Still on my challenge. Fiber drink is gone for another couple of days so I'm just taking the cleanse and restore. Down a couple of pounds so far so its progress! <BR> <BR> Today is working around the house and getting moving. Took my morning Spark and I'm ready to get moving! Have a great Monday everyone! Mon, 14 Jan 2013 08:35:52 EST Day 3 Advocare 24 day challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203407 Well, I didn't get my workout in. I had some "behavioral" issues with 2 of my kiddos and that sorta took over the day. I'm about to pop that DVD in here in a few and get to work playing catch up. <BR> <BR> I am sooooo glad the fiber drink part is done, at least for a few days. Its the texture that gets me! Today is the beginning of the probiotic restore portion so I may be spending my day nearer to a restroom than normal but thats ok. <BR> <BR> Later today I have a date with hubby to see Ti... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 10:15:05 EST Day 2 of my Advocare 24 day challenge yesterday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202076 Day 2 was a little better than Day 1 for me, from an activity standpoint. I got through 2 workouts on the DVD (Core Stretch and Sculpt 1), and ate pretty well. Got my water intake in. <BR> <BR> I started the challenge actually up 2 lbs from my previous weigh in here-178.8. This morning I was down to 175.8 when I stepped on the scale. YAY! <BR> <BR> I'm so glad I'm done with the first 3 days fiber drink. It actually tastes pretty good, but its sorta like drinking wet sawdust. I have a 4 day... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:52:26 EST This is how I'm starting my day today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198155 Well...its 4am and I've been awake for nearly an hour so far. I had a bad dream which woke me up, which meant I had to use the bathroom, which meant a light on, which meant fully awake. So..I decided if I'm awake I'll get in my Bible reading time before hubby wakes up at 530 and my spark activities for the day out of the way, get my daily list together, etc. so I'm ready to jump in when the kids wake up at 715. <BR> <BR> I walk into the living room and I hear a noise that I shouldn't be hear... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 05:13:17 EST Feeling better today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5196614 Well my advocare order didn't arrive like I thought yesterday. It is on the truck for delivery today though so I will start my 24 day challenge tomorrow since it likely won't arrive till late afternoon. <BR> <BR> I feel a little better today though so I will try to tackle a few things I just didn't feel up to yesterday. Got some of my info for taxes yesterday so I will add that in, get the mountain of laundry folded that is on my couch, scrub down the bathrooms, and then attempt to rediscove... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 09:32:00 EST catching up my missed days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195121 It was a fairly uneventful weekend, except that I got sick. <BR> <BR> Saturday morning I woke late because someone (cough hubby cough) turned off my cell phone and therefore my alarm didn't go off. I rushed out the door late with my son to get to his MRI appointment. Spent 2 1/2 hours there waiting on that, and even though I didn't do anything, I left there feeling exhausted. Got home and had zero energy so I spent the rest of the day in bed doing needlework watching movies. I guess it was ... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 13:53:14 EST unproductive day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189079 Ever have one of those days where you start off raring to go, but then get sidelined by something and it becomes a time suck for the whole day? That was me today. I got in a 20 second plank and 15 pushups and that was it today. The rest of the time was spent in my email, with the exception of the 30 minutes I spent assembling 4 chairs and a table and a bookshelf. <BR> <BR> Sigh! Oh well, there's always tomorrow. Thu, 3 Jan 2013 22:20:42 EST January 1-My day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185964 Well, my to-do list had a nice long list of things, and I managed to check off almost all of them, so i call it a victorious day. <BR> <BR> Got in my daily Bible reading. <BR> Got in my 8 glasses of water. <BR> Got some lesson plans done for school. <BR> Got chore calendars written and done for all the kids. <BR> Got 8 loads of laundry done. <BR> Got the laundry room sparkling clean, organized, scrubbed, etc from ceiling to floor and everywhere in between. <BR> Got all my spark activities do... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 11:30:08 EST Happy 2013! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183400 Now if I can just get used to writing 2013 we will be good! Since I have been struggling a bit with motivation I decided I would let myself take "off" the remainder of December and try and relax as much as possible. I still ate ok, but I focused more on getting a few small things done around the house and such and made a mental contract with myself to hit the ground running again starting today. While I was off I didn't gain or lose anything so at least I kept my progress. I got my planner se... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 09:31:51 EST I haven't been doing what I need to do. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5169878 For some reason my motivation went to the toilet and I don't know why. I was doing really well, even while we were gone, and once we got back I've logged in but then really haven't done much else. I guess maybe the hectic schedule we had for a few days took my time away, and I've been trying to get other stuff done around the house etc. but I need to get back. At least i haven't gained anything back but I certainly haven't lost anything else either. <BR> <BR> I need a drill sgt standing over... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 08:28:40 EST Catching up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158136 Wow I haven't sat at my computer long enough to write a blog post in several days. Lets see what's been going on around here... <BR> <BR> Driving. Lots of driving. Our church is an hour away and we're having our Christmas concert this Saturday and Sunday. That means extra rehearsals this week. So Sunday I drove to church in the morning, drove home (2 hours driving) picked up hubby, took him to the base to go to work, picked up 2 of the kids from their dad's house, then back to church for eve... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 11:09:31 EST Back home. I behaved while I was gone-for the most part. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148814 Well, my fitness definitely suffered, because 2 of the 5 days we were gone were spent in the car. 12+ hours each way driving. I did get out and walk when we stopped so I still logged about 3K steps on those two days. We were so busy most days I didn't track all my food and such but I know I was still within my daily guidelines so I'm not concerned. <BR> <BR> Today is our first day home and I've been rushing around like a crazy woman trying to do laundry, unpack the car, etc. I crashed and t... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 20:49:14 EST Colorado. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5145843 We've been visiting my mom and step dad in Colorado since Thursday morning. I love it up here. Its so gorgeous everywhere you go. We hit the base commissary and BX on Black Friday, so I got plenty of walking in that day, and yesterday we took the kids to the Air Force Academy, and went to the chapel. After 10 years of coming here and 5 being married to an Airman, we were FINALLY there at a time when we were able to go inside the chapel. It is breathtaking. We also walked around the grounds a... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 10:31:36 EST well, I got some things done... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140973 We managed to get the bathrooms about 90% clean, and the laundry room clean, though I still have at least 2 loads of laundry to go. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we give the desk and kitchen a good cleaning before moving to the living room. <BR> <BR> I have a stack of coupons waiting to be filed. That has to be done before we leave too so I can take my binder with me. <BR> <BR> Can I get an extra 24 hours (kid-free) before Wednesday afternoon please?? Mon, 19 Nov 2012 23:24:53 EST Once again I'm living in a sickhouse. ugh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139752 I guess the upside is that I'm not among the sick. The downside is that everyone else is. Being outnumbered 5:1 in this scenario is not fun. We are supposed to visit my mom for Thanksgiving but if we have sick kids we can't go. My step dad can't be around people who are sick. His immune system is way too weak. <BR> <BR> My house is still a disaster. I guess we will forego school mon-wed while I tackle trying to disinfect the house and get it in shape so it doesn't frighten anyone who might c... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 21:31:08 EST I want to get up and go....but be lazy at the same time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138390 Half my house is sick again. I just feel blah today. I want to get up and go but then again I don't. How do you overcome that? A nap sounds so good right now. Maybe I should go walk on the treadmill for 10 minutes while I contemplate that. Sat, 17 Nov 2012 12:37:27 EST It's Friday. Nothing special today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137931 I did laundry. Alot of it. I think I did 6 or 7 loads. I even put away almost all of it...well, at least it got to the right rooms. I can see the bottom of both of my hampers in the laundry room though, which is a very rare occurance with 6 people in the house. I bet my kittens are not happy that what they thought was their bed is now cold plastic instead of the fluffy clothes they've been able to snooze on the last few days. What is it with cats and laundry? Fri, 16 Nov 2012 22:48:53 EST Did some cardio today on top of my walking and usual routines http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136712 I get winded alot faster than I'd like to admit. I need to make it a point to do more of the videos and my dvds consistently instead of just once in a while. Every little bit helps, right?? Thu, 15 Nov 2012 19:44:00 EST Moving more. I need to do it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134864 Walking is great but I feel like I need to do more than just chase after my kids all day. I'm struggling to find the time and place to be able to do that. I have dvds etc but getting through one without interruption is very rare, if not impossible. Every 2 minutes one kid or another needs something. It's getting too cold to send them outside to play now. I realize i'm finding excuses not to do it but I know if I do I will feel better. Why am I sometimes my own worst enemy lol? Wed, 14 Nov 2012 07:57:38 EST Coupons, Surveys, Product reviews, etc. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134236 I think I may have mentioned somewhere along the way that I'm one of those crazy coupon ladies you may see in the grocery store. I haul my 5 inch binder with me stuffed full of coupons to the store with me as I stroll the aisles. I don't dumpster dive for sunday inserts or anything like that, but I do buy 4 newspapers each Sunday, and I print out some coupons online. <BR> I also participate in some product review sites, survey sites, and such to earn points and rewards. Today I got my biggest... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:19:34 EST a personal best. 10 miles walked today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132096 Went for a walk this morning, thinking it would be about 4 1/2 miles round trip--i didn't look at my fit bit. I was wayyyyy off. When I got home and tracked my route I was just under 8 miles. I've never ever made it that far. By the time I got home from church and all the running around we did I had crossed over 21k steps for the day and 10 miles. <BR> <BR> I may be a little less giddy over my accomplishments in the morning but had to share anyway...oh and I dropped another pound this morni... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 22:47:17 EST Cautiously optimistic that I'm getting better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130598 I slept last night for the first time in days without constantly waking myself up in coughing fits. I woke up feeling sooooo much better today. I'm still a bit tired and still coughing though significantly less than I was yesterday. I've actually done something today...laundry...so thats a start! I may try to squeeze in a walk a little later, depending upon how long my energy lasts. Sat, 10 Nov 2012 13:48:26 EST smoothie experiment. atempting to find somethinbg to soothe my throat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129325 Well, my cough is worse than ever and shows no signs of improvement. It kept me awake again mostof the night. Since my throat feels llike razor blades every time I cough I went in search this morning of something to eat that might ease the pain a bit. I decided to make a fresh fruit smoothie. I tossed in a banana, an apple, an orange, and v8 fusion strawberry banana juice for good measure, added ice and went to town. I must say it turned out quite good. It is doing the trick on easing the pai... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 08:55:20 EST still sick....will it ever end? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127859 Everyone keeps telling me to stay in bed, rest, etc. But nobody seems to remember that I'm home with four kids and that just isn't possible. I figure if I have to be up and around might as well make the best of it. Still eating OK and meeting my water goals each day. Not hitting 10k steps but I'm making an effort towards it, walking while I'm teaching etc instead of sitting. Maybe I can sweat it away! <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 Nov 2012 22:29:46 EST tired of being sick! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126401 This cold/flu/whatever is getting on my nerves. I do not have time to be sick! Had my contractor out yesterday to give bids on the guest house remodel which will become my sewing studio once it is finished. I'm hoping we can get all the re-fi paperwork done by the end of the year. I would really like to have a functioning workspace by Spring. I hate having several of my machines crammed into my bedroom. I should have enough space in thE studio to set up a workspace for each of the kids p,us h... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 16:47:24 EST Still sick. Still congested http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124558 I stayed home and was totally lazy yesterday. I barely got up at all. I did manage to get a bunch of listings up on ebay so my day was not all for naught, but I feel worse today. I will be taking dayquil and hoping to get something done today. Everyone says to just rest but thats easier said than done with 4 kids in the house and schoolwork to be done. My contractor is coming today too, to give me bids so I guess I should at least get dressed! Mon, 5 Nov 2012 08:56:53 EST still sick, but moving around. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5122944 I had a fitful sleep last night. Not the usual insomnia but my throat hurt so bad I woke up several times when trying to swallow. I kept sipping ice cold water and managed to get several hours though. <BR> <BR> Today I had no choice but to go grocery shopping. Hubby offered but he doesn't know how to coupon like I do and I had about 35.00 in coupons to use plus I wanted to restock all my fresh fruit and salad ingredients so i took off with my daughter and we ended up being gone for more tha... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 21:25:08 EST so much for making it without getting sick. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121978 My husband woke up sick last Sunday. Daughter on Monday. Today it was my turn and I've felt worse as the day goes on. I feel like I swallowed sandpaper. I've been resting most all day so not much physical activity happening here but I did walk a little bit. Downed some orange juice and vitamins so maybe it will pass quickly. Fri, 2 Nov 2012 22:28:17 EST November...I'm so not ready for you. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5120600 I'm not ready for Thanksgiving. I'm not ready for Christmas. I'm not even ready for Fall in general. I'm working on it though... <BR> <BR> Last night we spent the evening at a fall festival with our church. I took Jacob around to all the games and collected candy. He had a blast, and no matter how much I asked him to pick out one piece of candy for me, little stinker didn't grab a single butterfinger all night! Today I'm thanking him because without them here I can't eat them but I digress..... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 18:15:20 EST 10K steps isn't as easy as it seems http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118436 I've had to really make a concerted effort to get to my goal of 10k steps each day. Thats a good thing, though...right?? <BR> <BR> I walked 3+ miles down my country road today, checking out the scenery and enjoying the sunshine. It felt really good the first 60% or so, then I started really feeling tired, but got my second wind as I rounded the last curve in the road. <BR> <BR> I need to do this more. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 21:55:56 EST Yesterday was crazy busy. Today I've been lazy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117216 Sundays are a little crazy for our family. We live an hour away from our church, and I sing in the choir, which requires me to be in 2 of 3 services on Sunday mornings. It works out because I sing then I can attend sunday school for the first service then I listen to the sermon during the second service. We leave the house at 8am and morning church is over at 12:15...so I gathered up the kids and we hang out in the general area all afternoon, as there's little point in driving home only to re... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 20:17:14 EST Spent my day sewing today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5115039 Didn't get a whole lot of exercise today, and I am way short of hitting my 10k steps for the day, but thats ok. I'll make up for it tomorrow. Today I spent the day working on baby bedding for a friend of mine who had a baby recently. I still have the bumper pads to make, and to finish the quilt but I have a pillow, bed skirt, and the quilt top completed so I made pretty decent progress. The bedding is for a little girl and her name is Scarlette Rose. What do y'all think? I'm itching to get th... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 21:01:58 EST My month-at-a-glance menu board :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113948 As I've commented a few times on several of my groups about my menu board, I've had alot of requess on how I do it, and how it works so I thought I would take a blog post and do a quick tutorial. My board is created from the basis of one I saw on pinterest a year ago and modified it to fit our family. My total cost to create it was about 20 dollars, because I had NONE of the supplies that went into making it, and I wanted it to be cute and fun, so the kids would help participate in menu plann... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 17:39:01 EST Small home improvement project today :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5112411 Today I finally got sick and tired of looking at my ugly dirty kitchen table chairs. Anyone with kids knows that this is just part of life until they figure out how to make food go from their plate to their mouth without it landing on the table, their clothes, the chair, the floor, etc. I recovered them 3 years ago and hated them ever since, but since the fabric was cheap and I didn't care about it, it suited my needs at the time. Here is what they looked like before: <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 12:06:50 EST long day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111855 Had a fun day with kids who didn't want to obey today. That always makes things pleasant. Had small group Bible study tonight and I couldn't really focus much as my pain meds were wearing off and I was unable to get comfortable and focus on the discussion. Came home and I'm tracking my last bit for the day before turning in for the night. I was fairly active today so I did get my 10 minutes of exercise in. Got some items shipped out that I sold on eBay, had a meeting with my business partner,... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 22:59:06 EST my day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5110598 So I started the day going back to the dentist. I'm still having numbness and loss of feeling in my jaw from the center of my chin, my lower lip, and cheek area. More stays done and they can't figure out why other than to say it may be a compressed nerve so I could be looking at days weeks or even months before i regain feeling. This does not make me happy. <BR> <BR> I did manage most all day without taking the hydrocodone and I felt "OK" not spectacular. I ran all the errands I needed and ... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 23:09:59 EST Monday...busy busy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108224 Well, its definitely that. My 4 yr old is crying because he can't have all the donuts (he only got 2 mini donuts which is all any of the kids got but he doesn't want to share), the older kids have been up for 2 hours and so far are still not ready to start school for the morning, my teenager insists on taking an hour long shower...my pain meds aren't kicking in as quickly as I'd like...and I need to play catch up on all the chores around the house that haven't gotten done since I had my wisdo... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 10:14:54 EST he tries.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5107375 Hubby went to the grocery store to grab a few things and picked up a few items for me since I'm on somewhat of a soft diet. God love him for trying but good grief when I looked at what he got I nearly fell out of my chair. I eat the smart ones frozen meals for lunch often so he picked up some frozen meals he thought I could eat...Stouffer s Mac and cheese and fettucini Alfredo etc...so I looked at their labels and they're more than 600 calories each. I dont think so.... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 18:04:49 EST feeling better today, sort of. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5107161 Well the pain in my jaw is better today but I still have numbness in my chin and cheek which is driving me crazy because it itches. My medications make me really sleepy but at least I'm not completely unable to stay upright a bit without getting dizzy. I hope to be able to get a little activity in today. My diet certainly hasn't suffered as I've barely been able to get close to my minimums for the day the last three days but my water intake has been excellent. I broke down and had a small gla... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 14:26:38 EST dental visits suck. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106226 Yesterday I had one of my wisdom teeth pulled after it became infected. I tolerate pain OK but there is something about tooth pain that makes me a crazed lunatic. I cannot tolerate it at all. It makes me queasy, lightheaded, and hysterical. Needless to say it was not a fun day yesterday. Today I have been in bed drifting in and out of sleep as my medications take effect so no exercising being done here. I also have no appetite whatsoever. Its nearly dinnertime and I have 250 calories tracked ... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 17:01:44 EST its hard to go it alone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5103470 I have the motivation in my mind but often translation into action is another beast entirely. Being the only person my house with weight issues and the only one with medical issues makes it rough to be good when nobody else is interested in doing what I'm doing. Being isolated at home all day doesn't help much either. I used to go out for a walk or run in my neighborhood but since moving to the country that isn't an option any longer. I need someone to hold me accountable and supportively enc... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 08:34:23 EST Been away, now I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093812 I fell off the wagon way back and now I'm going after it again. Since that time we have moved, I'm now a stay at home mom, added homeschooling and a small business venture to my plate, and all the various things that go along with home ownership, and buying a house in the country on land that was a full remodel project. We are still unpacking boxes and I guess that will be the case for quite some time to come. <BR> <BR> My biggest opponent right now is 2 fold. Too much stuff to do and not e... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 10:13:44 EST I'm starting to see progress~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2739739 Kinda surprising because the last couple of days I have been kinda bad. Damn girl scout cookies!!! <BR> <BR> Stress tends to make me want to indulge in comfort foods, and the last couple of days have been just that. When my husband left, he told me that I would feel overwhelmed at first, then get into a routine and by the time he came home I would feel like I didn't need him. Well, he got the first part right, but thats about it. I can't imagine doing this all the time on my own. I need ... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 12:23:16 EST