JCRAFT6's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JCRAFT6 JCRAFT6'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/ This Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917808 I have made some progress in this journey. out of 19 days I have exercised 17 days. That is a big accomplishment for me. My eating is getting better also. I think I am getting tired of just not feeling great and need changes.. These are small changes mind you.. like an apple instead of a cookie or nuts instead of a hand full of chips. Parking a little farther from the store, taking the stairs. I have realized in order for things to work they need to happen in small amounts. I can't beat m... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 07:52:03 EST Food ... Oh why do you taste do good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912800 I have been faithfully tracking my food for a few weeks for better or for worst. Lately it has been for worst. I think I am doing well only to find I have over eaten again. I thought tracking would curb my eating and maybe it has. If I haven't been tracking maybe I would have eaten more. <BR> <BR> But my outlook is still imperfect progress. SO I will continue to track and continue to cut down until I get it right. I will make small changes lasting changes healthy changes. <BR> <BR> I... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 08:15:19 EST Spring brings forth new life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912221 I love spring. It renews my mind and attitude. It brings tings to life and energizes me. I went for a nice long walk yesterday and it felt so good to feel the sun on face. <BR> <BR> I have been doing really well these days and being accountable to my daughter with my exercise has been good. On days when I don't feel like exercising she is there to encourage me and I do the same for her. <BR> <BR> Now as far as my eating goes... It is a work in progress. I am trying to be more conscience o... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 07:42:34 EST Lies I tell myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909273 <BR> I am reading Made to crave and this chapter has me dwelling on the lies I tell myself and the truth of the lie. It was a hard exercise to do because I had to open myself up to truth and not just excuses I make to justify why I am where I am. <BR> <BR> I had to really think about the lies I tell myself. I guess I don't even realize I am doing it. one thing that hit me as I sat quiet was I often feel God has let me down. He hasn't taken the desire of food away. He hasn't helped me lose w... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 08:12:52 EST The journey continues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908190 I am finding myself excited for each new day. I really am trying to spend more time on God and changing my focus. I have been exercising well and my eating hasn't been bad. God has taken away some of the desire to bad food by making me feel ill after I eat them or not finding satisfaction in them. <BR> <BR> This is Thursday and so far I have done goals every day this week. <BR> The weekend is the challenge.. will be gearing up for that Thu, 9 Apr 2015 09:32:38 EST April's goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905714 I have 4 goals in mind for this month (well I have many but narrowed it to 4). <BR> 1. Track my food everyday <BR> 2. Have a green smoothie everyday <BR> 3. Exercise at least 10 min everyday <BR> 4. Reach my step goal everyday <BR> <BR> My focus this month is to crave my Savior more than the food I put in my mouth and the reasons for putting it my mouth. I have been wondering why I can't lose my weight for good and I believe He has showed my why. My focus has been on the wrong things. 1st I... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 08:42:42 EST A mother's mind set http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900055 Today is Thursday and I have exercised every day this week. I feel so much better when I do it. Today was a struggle I just didn't feel great and it is rainy and gloomy but I have made a deal with my daughter that I would text her when and what I did for my exercise and she would do the same.. You see we both are trying to lose weight and need the motivation so we are going to try this to see if it works.. My other daughter wants to start eating healthy so we are checking each others food... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:11:09 EST long term goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892695 I really hate making long term goal I never reach them in fact my short term goals never seem to get reached either. I haven't figured out the life style change yet but I will keep plugging away. really want to get down to where I was a Year ago. Makes me so mad that I was almost in the 100's and not I am almost at the highest weight I have ever been. Sat, 14 Mar 2015 09:03:32 EST The sun is shining again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892175 After such a long cold winter here in NY It feels so good to see the sun. I am feeling better today after spending a much need time with God and a nice walk outside. I am working on taking small steps to get things going in the right direction.. The biggest thing I am going to try to so is track everything. I have found the really helps me stay on target. Also with the nicer weather I can get out and go for a walk. The other thing I want to do is meet my step goal each day. <BR> <BR> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 09:49:30 EST well here is to a new day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891651 I didn't not meet any of my goals from the last post. Not sure how to really make this stick in my life. I know it is a life style change but not sure how that works. I am good for a few months and then fall back again. I really hate the way I feel and look but it doesn't seem to be enough for me to change. Not sure what it will take and I am afraid to wonder what it will take. I know my health is balancing on a high cliff and I just can't seem to pull it back. I have all the head kn... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:14:15 EST I am back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886049 I am back again... I have not only gained all my weight back but a little more... I now feel the need to really change. Taking it slow and little changes at a time and not beating myself up when I slip. <BR> <BR> Goals for today: <BR> 10,000 steps <BR> strength training <BR> green smoothie <BR> Tue, 3 Mar 2015 08:04:45 EST new season day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781934 Yesterday was a good day. I ate well and exercised and drank 9 glasses of water. <BR> <BR> Today: I exercised and worked in my flower garden. I also ate 1 more veggies was I got up to 4 drank 9 glasses of water. <BR> <BR> My body is sore. The muscles in my legs are really sore and tomorrow is my ST day. I am not sure how that will go but I will do my best. <BR> <BR> I am feeling good <BR> Wed, 17 Sep 2014 21:58:51 EST new Season day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780807 Yesterday went well. Did the 1st day of my exercise challenge and that went well. Then I move a cord of wood up on our deck to get ready for winter. Sore muscles today. I only drank 9 glasses of water and had 3 freggies. I guess I need to work on that some more. <BR> <BR> Goals today: <BR> Exercise <BR> drink 12 glasses of water <BR> eat 5 freggies Tue, 16 Sep 2014 07:51:40 EST A new season Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780159 I am starting a new exercise challenge. It is a 30 day challenge. I am excited to see how this works. I also am going to meet with someone about an eating plan. I hope to start a new life style. I know I have said this many times but I feel a new resolve. It is funny how Fall is when I do my best... then Christmas comes and it is down hill till fall again. SO I am hoping this year will change it. <BR> <BR> Goals today: <BR> Exercise <BR> drink 12 glasses of water <BR> eat 5 freggies Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:05:36 EST Day 4 of healthy living http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730466 Yesterday's Goals: <BR> 1 Track and measure everything I tracked and stayed in my range <BR> 2. 10 min of exercise I had planned on swimming but got called into work and it was storming when I got home... super hot <BR> 3. 5 freggies 4 I did got to the store and bought good fruits and veggies <BR> 4.Nothing after 8PM I did this <BR> 5. vacuum Nope got called into work <BR> <BR> I guess my goals weren't met very well but I still feelgood about myself and being to help ou... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 10:28:47 EST Day 3 of Healthy Living http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729715 Yesterday's Goals <BR> 1. track and measure everything (measure better) Tracked but went over <BR> 2.10 min of exercise ran in the pool for about 20 min <BR> 3. 5 freggies I only had 3 :( <BR> 4. nothing after 8 pm I did well at this <BR> 5. vacuum didn't vacuum but I started cleaning the garage <BR> <BR> I wasn't a perfect day but I am happy with what I did and today can be better. <BR> <BR> Today's Goals: <BR> 1 Track and measure everything <BR> 2. 10 min of exercise... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 09:26:01 EST Day 2 of healthy living http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728814 Yesterday's goals <BR> 1. track and measure everything did track but not really measured but stayed in my range <BR> 2. 10 min of exercise (swim) did not <BR> 3. 5 freggies did <BR> 4. nothing after 8 pm did <BR> 5. pick up house did <BR> <BR> I did 4/5 I was busy working with my husband so I didn't get exercise in. <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 1. track and measure everything (measure better) <BR> 2.10 min of exercise <BR> 3. 5 freggies <BR> 4. nothing ... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:11:53 EST day 1 of healthy living http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728205 My goals are going to simple but most likely hard to do since I have to form new habits again. <BR> <BR> Long term Goal lose 5% of my weight by 9/21/14 <BR> Short term goal lose 2% of my weight by 7/31/14 <BR> <BR> today's goals <BR> 1. track and measure everything <BR> 2. 10 min of exercise (swim) <BR> 3. 5 freggies <BR> 4. nothing after 8 pm <BR> 5. pick up house Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:21:45 EST Thurday 5/8/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690419 Yesterday I only got 4 freggies in but I stayed in my ranges and I ate well. I also did my planks and I went for an hour walk with my daughter. I am loving this warmer weather. <BR> <BR> Today is going to be super busy. I will really have to plan my time well. I have already made out my food choices so I am good on that. <BR> 1. 5 feggies <BR> 2. plank <BR> 3. go for another walk <BR> <BR> We are headed to KY tomorrow so there will be a lot of sitting. I am going to watch what I eat and tr... Thu, 8 May 2014 09:43:34 EST Wednesday 5/7/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689528 Yesterday was a good day. The sun was shining and the temps were warmer. I was able to be outside and went for a walk and worked in my flowers. I also ate well. <BR> <BR> today's goals <BR> 1. planks <BR> 2. 5 freggies <BR> 3. go for a walk <BR> <BR> I am loving the sun and warmer temps Wed, 7 May 2014 07:51:43 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688685 Each day is going to start with a recap of the day before. My day was very stressful. I did well in the eating department till dinner.. I was starved and tired and had a headache and grumpy and I ate. the good thing was I felt so sick after goes to show food should not be my comfort. <BR> <BR> I had 5 freggies and I did my 40 sec plank challenge. <BR> I did go for a short walk. It wouldn't count as cardio but it was movement. <BR> <BR> today I will do <BR> 1. plank challenge <BR> 2. 5... Tue, 6 May 2014 07:40:09 EST another month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687788 well another month has come and gone.... My weight is up and my exercise is down not the way it should be. I am not giving up but I am just tired of the trend. I know this has to be a life style change I just can't seem to change. I guess I don't want it bad enough. That makes me sad that I care more about food than my life and my family and my God. <BR> <BR> May's goals: <BR> 1. plank challenge <BR> 2. 5 freggies a day Mon, 5 May 2014 08:20:41 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680064 I have had such a busy week that I have only gotten 1 day of exercise in and my eating has been fair. So many times i would like to just be skinny and healthy at the snap of a finger. This process is so long and hard and I fail so often. SO many times I just want to give up. I know I can't and I keep plugging along... even though I am not losing anything.. <BR> <BR> I can't do this on my own I know I need God's help. I am not strong enough. Then I turn around and try to do it on my ow... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 08:51:47 EST Monday a new week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666261 I lost 3 pounds this week. although I did gain a pound over the weekend and I didn't eat that great this weekend. <BR> <BR> I have looked over the weekend and made plans for correction next weekend. <BR> <BR> This week is going to be a busy week so I will have to use my time wisely. Mon, 7 Apr 2014 08:05:01 EST the end of the week review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664873 For the most part I did really well. <BR> <BR> 1.Did I overeat this week on any day? yesterday I did <BR> <BR> 2. Did I move more and exercise regularly? Yes <BR> <BR> 3. Do I feel lighter than I did at this time last week?Yes <BR> <BR> 4. Did I eat in secret or out of anger or frustration or boredom? no <BR> <BR> 5.Did I feel that at any time I ran to food instead of to God? well I didn't run to food but I didn't call on God's strength to control my eating. <BR> <BR> 6. Did I think I... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 08:34:12 EST Spring is here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663236 It has been a very long winter here in central NY. Yesterday was a really nice day so i thought I would start up my jogging again. I haven't jogged since last fall. (I'm a fair weather jogger) I jogged about 1.3 miles in 15 min and then walked home. I say that isn't to bad for the 1st time this year. This morning I am not really sore like I thought I would be. I am so excited. <BR> <BR> I also got my pedometer fixed so i will be trying to get 8000 steps in a day. My eating is going well... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 07:54:01 EST a new out look http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662393 I have been reading Made to crave by Lysa Terkeurst and it has been really good for me. I see how my focus has been on food and getting healthy and skinny. I need to be more focused on obeying God. My motivation needs to be obedience to God and not letting food rule my life. <BR> In one chapter it says we should define our week by obedience and not by the scales. Here are some questions they said to ask yourself every week: <BR> 1.Did I overeat this week on any day? <BR> 2. Did I move ... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 08:11:13 EST small success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658418 I did really well yesterday. I went out to lunch with a friend and I ordered fairly healthy. There are some improvements I could make and I will next time. but it is a start. then last night I was still hungry but instead of eating junk I had some hummus and grain crackers. I was able to stay in my ranges. Went to bed feeling good. <BR> <BR> Today is a new day and it is a rainy one. My sinuses are really going crazy but I plan to get my butt moving and have another good day. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:43:09 EST change of plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657743 After reading all the advice I got on my last blog I think I will change some of my plans of goals for April. <BR> <BR> I have been doing will with my exercising so I am going to keep that the same <BR> At least 10 min a day 6x a week <BR> 1 day is strength <BR> <BR> So my eating goals. <BR> 5 freggies a day <BR> track everything <BR> eat nothing after 8pm <BR> stay in my ranges <BR> <BR> This is going to be hard I think especially the nothing after 8. I am going to try it. But the oth... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:38:36 EST question??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655980 I have now exercised almost a week straight so I am happy about that.. It seems like I can only do one thing at a time it is either eat right and not exercise or exercise and not eat right... <BR> <BR> How do I get them both going at the same time? I eating has been bad these days and I just can't seem to stop. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:26:03 EST March 19,2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651473 so much for recording every day. I guess I will start over again... I think I have gained all my weight back so now I am at ground 0. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> today I had my Bible time and I exercised. I have started tracking my eating. We will see how it goes. <BR> <BR> I have a wedding at the end of May and I really don't want to be this big. <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 19 Mar 2014 10:38:53 EST March 4,2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639235 Yesterday was not a good day. I had a headache and just was lazy. There is no other excuse. <BR> <BR> 1. Bible Time Did that and it was good <BR> 2. 10 min of exercise nope didn't do that <BR> 3. 5 freggies did that <BR> 4. clean some of the kitchen cupboards. nope didn't do this <BR> <BR> <BR> today's goals <BR> 1. Bible time <BR> 2, 10 min of exercise <BR> 3. 5 freggies <BR> 4 clean some of the kitchen cupboards <BR> <BR> I hope to do better today. In my Bible time I was learnin... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 07:29:35 EST March 3,2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638321 Yesterday I did better than I thought I did with my eating. It felt like I ate tons of food but I guess it was good food I ate. I did manage to do 10 min of shoveling which wasn't in my plan. <BR> 1. Bible time Had a great time <BR> 2. 5 freggies 5+ freggies <BR> 3. make out grocery list didn't do this but got other paper work done that needed to be done. <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 1. Bible Time <BR> 2. 10 min of exercise <BR> 3. 5 freggies <BR> 4. clean some of the kitchen cu... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 08:26:52 EST March 2, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637460 Yesterday's goals <BR> 1. Bible time did <BR> 2. 10 min of exercise 20 min <BR> 3. 5 freggies only 4 <BR> 4. clean the bathroom did <BR> <BR> I felt really good about my day although I went way over in my cal. We went out to dinner and that was not good. I will do better. I did track everything though so even though I went over I still tracked. <BR> <BR> Today's goals: <BR> 1. Bible time <BR> 2. 5 freggies <BR> 3. make out grocery list <BR> <BR> I want to go light today since it i... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 08:26:41 EST March 1, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636694 Today is march 1st a new month a fresh start new beginnings again. I am going to post my goals for the day and then the next day mark how I did. this seemed to help my the last time I did it. So these blogs will not be interesting for anyone but me. I had thought about doing it as a journal entry but there is something about having people be able to see it that helps me be more consistent. <BR> <BR> today's goals: <BR> 1. Bible time <BR> 2. 10 min of exercise <BR> 3. 5 freggies <BR> 4. clean... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 08:32:27 EST A new day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636078 I want to thank everyone for all the encouragement. I am doing well today eating is on track and exercised 40 min with some strength thrown in there too. <BR> <BR> I am going to start small and build things up. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 12:19:26 EST The end of February http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634039 I have gone down hill from my last post. so I will chalk this month up as a failure. When will my attitude and cations change? Each month I start out with good ideas and intentions and by the end of the month it is an epic failure. My goals are not unreasonable and each month I cut them down to make it easier to do. Soon I will be doing nothing and then maybe I will succeed. <BR> <BR> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 06:44:44 EST Mid Feb look back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620131 I look back at my goals for the month I see I am doing well with my eating and water. It is the exercise part that i am not doing well at. even the 10 min a day. i can't wait for warmer weather. I feel so much better when the weather is nice. <BR> <BR> I still need to put forth an effort to exercise. i also really need to work on organizing my house. <BR> <BR> So far the month is going well. <BR> <BR> I am doing a Bible study called Seeking Him and last week was on repentance. It reall... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 08:31:18 EST A new day..A new week ...A new month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613764 I am so thankful for new days and start overs. This last week was very bad. I worked everyday and then I moved my youngest daughter (19) 750 miles away to start a new job. It was very emotional and hard. Many tears were shed on both sides. How come this kids grow up so fast? <BR> <BR> So I stepped on the scales this morning and gained 9 pounds. This was an emotional week with not much movement. There was 13 hour car ride on Friday and on Saturday unpacking and getting her settled and heade... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 09:08:04 EST Monday another long day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607475 Today was another long day at the college book store. I had no problem reaching my 10000 steps today. As of right now 12500 steps, boy does my feet hurt. I went into today with a much better attitude. I think not setting so high of goals really help. I also had a salad today for lunch and that got my freggies in. I did track my food. <BR> <BR> I love the feeling when I have had a great Bible time to start my day. It gets me in a right mood. Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:35:48 EST January .... I would call an epic fail http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605046 As I sit here and look back over the month I realize how much I need routine and when my routine changes I fall apart. I started out so well and then blew the whole month in just 1 week. I so need to get back at this. I have 1 more week of crazy work. My mind has said I will start Feb. 1st. But I can't I need to start now. I read pinkhope's blog and she said we can't let obstacles stop our progress. I may not be able to do all I would normally do but I can do some. I need to stop thinkin... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 08:31:02 EST January 15 My week so far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594529 I knew going into this week it would be busy but what I didn't know is how much it would kick my butt. I guess I am not fully over the flu. Monday I spent the day with my girls wedding planning and shopping. We walked all over. Then yesterday I spent12 hours at the hosp. for my dad's surgery. I was able to get a good walk in there too. But both days I just crashed in the evening so nothing else got done. I am very thankful my one daughter cleaned the house for me. <BR> <BR> My eating has... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:49:30 EST January 9 reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587805 This week has been going well. I have manages to get 2 days of exercise in and will exercise today as well. I read someone's blog earlier today about not being motivated. I can understand completely. I am not sure what makes a person lose their motivation but i go through that a lot. i was doing so good till Nov and then just couldn't make myself get up and go. I do know I had a lot on my plate at that time and I don't think I was getting the sleep I needed. I am really thinking sleep ha... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 08:53:00 EST January 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585340 Yesterday was a fun day. My girls and I went wedding dress shopping and we found one. My daughter looks so beautiful in it. We then checked out silk flowers for her wedding. We also went shopping for my youngest daughter who will be moving to NC at the end of the month. She has been offered a great job and feels that is where God wants her to be. I am sad she is going so far away but who can argue with God. <BR> <BR> All that shopping wore me out though so I didn't get any formal exer... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 09:00:21 EST January 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583068 Well this Flu is kicking my butt. I won't be able to do the 28 day challenge this month(at least not complete it). I am still hoping to get it started soon. I woke up yesterday and said I am done with being sick. I guess I was wrong. I did to much yesterday and that wasn't very much and just going to church today did me in. So I will try to concentrate on my eating which by the way isn't that good either right now. I hope to be feeling better soon. Sun, 5 Jan 2014 13:58:11 EST January 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577641 I had great plans to start this new year but God had other plans. i got the flu and am laid out for a little while. I am hope to get better soon to start this new year right. So I have tried to figure out my plan of attack while I can't do much else. I am going to have some long term goals and short term goals. <BR> January goals: <BR> 1. do the 28 day boot camp challenge <BR> 2. eat 5 freggies a day 2 fruits and 3 veggies <BR> 3. finish memorizing James 1 <BR> <BR> 6 month goals: <BR> 1.to... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 10:22:23 EST My plan for the holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564071 With the party seasons approaching I need to come up with some ideas so I wont get out of control. <BR> <BR> My goals are not going to be so ridged that I wont be able to keep them. My daughter and I sat down and came up with some fun challenges that we are going to do. We also looked at our schedules and tried to plan an exercise plan <BR> The eating is going to be the hardest so I have made menus out for the rest of the year so I know what I will be eating (most of the time). <BR>... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 08:44:40 EST 1 day of success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563367 I am had a good day yesterday. I was able to track everything (went over just a little). I was able to do 30 min of cardio and did 4 sets of 15 of wall push ups. had a good Bible time and worked on memorizing James. I also had 8 glasses of water and 6 freggies. <BR> <BR> It felt so good to get into it again. <BR> <BR> Today:s goals <BR> 1. track <BR> 2. eat 5 freggies <BR> 3. memorize James 1 <BR> 4. exercise Fri, 13 Dec 2013 07:16:03 EST Wednesday Again :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561847 My good intentions turned out to be just good intentions. I gained weight and ate horribly and exercised zero. <BR> <BR> I know there has to be a mind change so here it goes. <BR> <BR> Goals for this week. <BR> 1 track all my food <BR> 2 exercise 3 times this week <BR> 3 have my Bible time <BR> 4 work on memorizing James 1 Wed, 11 Dec 2013 06:24:53 EST trying to plan my new year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558923 As I look over last year I am a little disappointed. The scales didn't change much but I also realized I can't be looking at the scales all the time. I need to look at my over all progress. When I do that it was a good year. I ran several 5Ks and went down in a pants size. I feel healthier and eating better. I also was able to exercise more. <BR> <BR> The month of Dec is going to be hard. I have been in a slump in the month of Nov. I am hoping to get back on track so when Jan comes I will... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 09:06:38 EST