JEANETTESTING's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JEANETTESTING JEANETTESTING'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/ Today's Inspirational Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633362 <BR> <BR> "It doesn't matter what happens to you. What matters is, what are you going to do about it? Are you going to complain and shrink or are you going to step into your greatness?" <BR> <BR> -- Robert Tew Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:06:41 EST Drinking calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632529 It is amazing how many calories you can drink in one day if you are not careful. I normally only drink coffee, brewed teas and water, occaisionally a diet soda. Today with my lunch I saw Ocean Spray Cran-Grape drink in the vending machine and that sounded awfully good and sweet. Lordy, it has 120 calories per serving, if you drink the whole bottle, that is 240 calories just in a bottle of juice! It is only 15% juice on top of that. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:42:20 EST Progress and Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592416 Slowly but surely I am making progress with the blood sugar control. I went to the doc in September and the A1c number was 10.5 which is extremely too high. Normal should be betwee 6.5 to 7. I went to the doc again on Jan. 3. She had put me on insulin and I got scared and depressed. I dropped from 277 pounds in September to 246 in November. I packed on 10 pounds, mostly because i felt discouraged and depressed because my blood sugars were what I though were too high. Granted they are high but... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 13:15:19 EST Added some weight, not going to fret! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584049 I added some weight over the holidays and during my 3 months of mandatory overtime. Not going to worry about it though. Just have to buck up and get back on track! Mon, 6 Jan 2014 09:23:29 EST Holy Cow, I can jog! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5519421 I didn't think i could but I did! Last night my blood sugar was a little high because i bartended at the Legion Post for the Bengals game and ate some junk food. When i got home after dinner it was high so i decided to go for a fast, brisk walk. I walked a mile then started back home and thought what the heck, let's jog and see how it feels. I jogged for about 1 minute. Not fast, just enough to get me out of breath lol I did that in short spurts all the way home. It wasn't much and i didn't f... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 13:06:30 EST Finally found something to replace my diet soda addiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504291 I have been trying off and on for years to kick the diet pop addiction. I swear it is harder then quitting smoking. We get free coffee and tea at work. I rarely drink tea. When I am sick or when my stomach is having issues, I drink organic peppermint tea or lemon tea with some honey. I tried all the teas at work but was reluctant to try the chai. Chai has cinnamon, cloves, cardamom, star anise, fennel, and another herb i can't think of right now. I thought this all sounded pretty gross. I sta... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 10:33:15 EST What's working for me.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497873 September 3rd, I was told my A1C was 10.5. I was put on insulin, upped metformin. This is to track what I have been doing and what is working... <BR> <BR> 1) No bread - I have had bread maybe 5 times this month. <BR> <BR> 2) No pasta - I had pasta twice this month and it was in the form of Weight watchers frozen lunch and a Kashi frozen lunch. <BR> <BR> 3) No red meat this week - I have been eating chicken in place of red meat. I had pork once this week. I have felt great this week without... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:56:24 EST Today's Inspirational Quote: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497843 <BR> <BR> "Accepting responsibility for your life means understanding that YOU are responsible for creating the life you want to live. If you don't do it, who else will? This is a tremendously empowering realization, or at least it was for me. When I realized I was responsible for myself, I stopped making excuses and I stopped waiting for others to help me. Instead, I started changing my life. I'll say it again: YOU can decide what you want your life to be about." <BR> <BR> -- Ryan Murdo... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:14:09 EST Today's Inspirational Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5495710 "Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain." <BR> <BR> -- Joseph Campbell Wed, 25 Sep 2013 09:44:28 EST I was bad today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5490054 I had a cheese danish today but I am ok with it. First sugary treat I have had in a week. I went for a follow up with the doctor yesterday. My blood sugar is coming down but she is switching up the meds a bit. She is uping insulin by only 5 units and giving me a different kind of metformin. My morning glucose level is still high for her liking so that is why the switch. My blood pressure is great but she said my sodium is low and so are my electrolytes. She likes that I lost 5 pounds but said... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 10:08:06 EST Ugh, so tired of food.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484587 So it has been 2 weeks since the Diabetes bomb fell into my lap. I have been doing really good about cutting back on eating, tracking the blood sugar, taking all my meds, trying to stay positive. Today I am just in a blah mood and need to vent I think. I am so tired of food. I feel like it is controlling my life like when I was a teenager and battling bulimia. I am tired of eating, does that make sense? Nothing sounds good to eat right now. I skipped lunch yesterday because I just wasn't hung... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 12:24:32 EST The Great Bread Experiment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5483108 I love sandwiches. This is what I am going to miss most out of my eating habits. I was eating Klosterman Homestyle wheat bread. It jacks my blood sugar really high. So I went with no bread for a few days. I thought I would try Pita Bread today with my vegie burgers. Well, whole wheat Pita bread is out of the question. It jacked my blood sugar 128 points after 1 and a half hours. *sighs* So what next? I guess I will have to try tortilla shells for my sandwich cravings. Any suggestions? Wed, 11 Sep 2013 21:40:57 EST What's that?? The scale moved!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482570 So I went to the doctor on August 30th and got the wake up call and put on all the meds. I went for my yearly female check up. I have lost 5 pounds since Aug 30. I am down to 250. I nearly cried. I have been struggling the past almost 2 weeks with everything and trying to keep a positive attitude amongst all these drastic changes I HAVE to make to stay alive. I really needed this boost. And my blood pressure has dropped too. My blood sugar readings are still high but I keep telling myself th... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:24:46 EST Getting rid of the fat clothes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5481633 So I have lost almost 25 pounds this past year. I was going through clothes this weekend for a yard sale at our American Legion Post. I had clothes I forgot about because they just don't fit anymore. Too baggy shirts and pants that fall off when I put them on. I am facing a decision that is causing me some anxiety. I never never never want to be big enough to fit into these clothes ever again. But there is my little self doubter in the back of my brain that was telling me to hang on to the cl... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 12:26:00 EST Family Yoga Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475480 Out of the blue last night my 10 year old daughter asked to do Yoga using my Just My Size Yoga DVD. I was actually feeling pretty good last night so I said I would join her which prompted my 13 year old son to want to join in too. We all did the routine before the 10 year old had to go shower and go to bed. We had so much fun together. We were giggling and helping each other stay balanced. We all woke up this morning and agreed we felt really good this morning after doing it. My son said we s... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 09:09:31 EST First Day of Insulin :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475156 So I am on a regimin of of Zocor for cholesterol, metformin for the high blood sugar, Lisiniprol to protect the kidneys from high blood sugar, and an insulin pen inject called Lantus. I was very nervous about the lantus pen. I keep having people tell me once you are on insulin injections, you are on injections for life. I was afraid of the pain too. I hate needles, i didn't know how i was going to work up the nerve to stick myself. It wasn't bad at all. It hurts more to prick your finger for ... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 23:03:01 EST Back to square one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473363 Looks like I am back to square one. I have still been walking 5 days a week. My eating habits have been so so. I am down to 255 lbs. I went to the doctor Friday because I haven't been to the doctor in several years. I was feeling fine. Of course when you are feeling fine it doesn't mean your body is doing fine. I suspected my blood sugar is out of whack. I eat way too much bread even though it is wheat, I know I eat to much. I have also started to drink V8 Splash juice. It tastes good and has... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 10:28:34 EST Encouraging Others to Keep Pushing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257536 I am a member at my local YMCA. I go there 2 to 3 times a week to work out. The past few weeks I have been going, I have noticed women complimenting other women and encouraging them along. it is really sweat to see and hear. I have had a few smaller women who have made positive comments to me and one who offered to help me make a workout plan in the weight room. We need to support each other and create a positive environment no matter the size of the person or level of activity. Negativity wi... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 13:12:53 EST Amazing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5256825 December and January were sllllooooowww on the weightloss in pounds front. I hit a platue for awhile and the scale and I were not friends. We were becoming enemies. I weighed myself on 2/11 and I was finally under 260. I was at 259. I had some running around to do tonight so i didn't work out. I went to pick the daughter up at Ta Kwon Do and had to use the little girls room. The scale is there in the locker room and I thought what the heck, let's see where we are today Jeanette. In 7 days, I ... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 22:38:35 EST Today's Inspirational Quote: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247440 <BR> <BR> "You can have anything you want, if you want it badly enough. <BR> You can be anything you want to be, do anything you set out to <BR> accomplish if you hold to that desire with singleness of <BR> purpose." <BR> <BR> -- Abraham Lincoln Tue, 12 Feb 2013 08:37:36 EST I almost cried a little tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247005 I haven't weighed myself since January 24. Honestly, I thought I had put on some pounds so I was avoiding the scale. Since February 1, I have had 3 cans of diet coke. I weighed myself tonight. I stepped off the scale because i was in disbelief and weighed myself again. I went to work out and thought I should weigh myself again just to be sure....I am down to....drum roll please....259!!!!!! I am under 260 for the first time in 10 years. Tears came to my eyes. I would have shed those tears if... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 21:41:44 EST Day 4 - No Soda Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238574 And it is killing me!!!!! I have been craving a soda since I got up this morning. I am fighting it hard. I don't have any cash on me to tempt me to go to the vending machine which is a good thing. I have a massive headache. I drank a cup of coffee thinking it was the caffeine but the headache is still there. I am also tired even though I slept about 7 hours last night. I have to get through this though because I know the artificial sweetner is bad for me. Tue, 5 Feb 2013 10:42:26 EST Today's Inspirational Quote: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238349 <BR> <BR> "You must learn a new way to think before you can master a new <BR> way to be." <BR> <BR> -- Marianne Williamson Tue, 5 Feb 2013 08:31:04 EST Wardrobe changes :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237255 Instead of having a big "I will wear this when I lose weight someday" pile of shirts, yesterday I had to make a "My goodness, I have lost enough weight to wear this again." and a "few more pounds and this will fit again!" piles <em>250</em> Mon, 4 Feb 2013 13:47:53 EST Today's Inspirational Quote: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233042 <BR> <BR> "Courage is what it takes to stand up and speak; courage is <BR> also what it takes to sit down and listen." <BR> <BR> -- Winston Churchill Fri, 1 Feb 2013 10:39:10 EST 4 weeks using Green Coffee Bean and Red Raspberry Keytones http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5231656 I have been using these for almost a month now. I haven't used them since Monday though because I am having digestive issues right now with an IBS flair up. I don't normally eat a lot of red meat. This past week I have eaten more then normal and I am paying for it the past 3 days. <BR> <BR> Anyway! I lost 3 pounds this month while using these pills. I also cut back on portion sizes as well so that could have had an influence on the weight loss as well. I have noticed a few things while on t... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 12:01:40 EST Monday Inspirational Quote: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226779 <BR> <BR> "Don't be too hard on yourself. There are plenty of people <BR> willing to do that for you. Love yourself and be proud of <BR> everything that you do. Even mistakes mean you're trying." <BR> <BR> -- Susan Gale <BR> <BR> This is something I struggle with nearly everyday. I am my own worst enemy!! Mon, 28 Jan 2013 09:18:15 EST Today's Inspirational Quote: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5225763 <BR> <BR> "You need to know what life you want (as well as what life you <BR> don't want), then you have to muster up the will and the drive <BR> to go after it." <BR> <BR> -- Bob Greene Sun, 27 Jan 2013 15:19:10 EST Dr Lisa: Yoga Blast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222758 I am so stoked! I do reviews for an Amazon.com program. This month they had Dr. Lisa's new Yoga DVD up for grabs. I pounced on it when I saw it in the list. I am really excited about this. I have the Just My Size Yoga DVD, while it is a great DVD to help you relax and gain some strength and flexibility if you are a big girl like me, I feel like I need more. I hope this is what I am expecting it to be. I am also going to try the Sensa 1 month kit. The kit includes a 30-day supply of SENSA® plu... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 09:31:25 EST Week 3 - Green Coffee and Rasberry Ketones http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5221357 I lost 1.5 pounds the past 2 weeks. I am almost out of the green coffee. I got busy at work and worked overtime a lot and in the past 14 days I only went to the gym 4 days. I think exercise makes a difference with these pills. I have am still on the cutting back portions and introducing lots of vegies. So i don't think the pills are working. I have been taken them as instructed by Dr. Oz on his show. Some people these may work and some may not. There are a lot of health benefits other then w... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 09:36:50 EST Inspiring our children http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220168 I have to share a proud Momma moment. Last night while fixing dinner, I made a salad to eat before dinner. Fiber in before dinner means less dinner in. Both of my kids piped in that they wanted a salad before dinner too. <em>104</em> Then the husband piped in "where's mine?" lol <BR> <BR> So after dinner, my son is washing dishes and i was assembling my salad for lunch today and my daughter decides she is going to pack her lunch for tomorrow too (she is 10, in 4th grade). I really didn't ... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 13:02:41 EST Dieting with young kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208304 Ok maybe this shouldn't be labeled dieting because I do not refer to what I am doing as dieting around my kids. I have 2. A boy who is 12 1/2 and in 7th grade (junior high) and a girl who will be 10 Sunday and in 4th grade. I remember growing up with an overweight mother. Her highest weight was around 375 at one time. I have never been over 300, but still I don't want my kids remember their fat mom who couldn't get off the couch to do anything with them. My mom ALWAYS tried new diets. I think... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 12:03:49 EST Week 1 - Green Coffee and Red Raspberry Ketones http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208111 I have been using these for a week now after researching it all to death. I have lost 1 and 1/2 pounds and I have more energy during the day. I have also cut WAY back on my portion sizes. Instead of a mountain of spaghetti, I have a mole hill. Instead of a footlong from Subway, having a 6 inch instead. I am also drinking more water and less coffee and diet sodas. I definitely feel better! I may not have lost a lot of pounds but my stomach is noticeably smaller. People have even noticed and ha... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 10:04:12 EST No more McDonalds ever.....ever ever I swear! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203624 I haven't had fast food in a month other then subway. I weak today and got a big mac :( i am paying for it now. I am also out of my stomach pills (I have IBS) so I am laying in bed, in pain, nauseous, and hating myself. Never again, I swear, will I eat anything from McDonald's unless it is a salad in an emergency. Ugh, why did I do this? It even tasted nasty. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:59:59 EST My Goals for 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198803 A few days late, but better late then never! <BR> <BR> For 2013: <BR> <BR> *Do not eat "food" from the vending machine at work <BR> <BR> *Eat something nutritious for breakfast every morning <BR> <BR> *Weigh 240 by the end of March <BR> <BR> *Weigh 200 by New Years Eve <BR> <BR> *Eat more fruit <BR> <BR> *Visit gym 3 to 4 days out of the week for at least an hour no matter how tired I think I am from work <BR> <BR> *Be able to use an eliptical machine without my knees hurting. ... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 12:55:12 EST Cashews :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198482 I love cashews. It is one nut I can digest without my stomach hurting but the nurtition content kills me. I had a small bag (1.5 ounces) this morning. <BR> <BR> 250 calories, <BR> 20g fat!!!, <BR> 13g carbs, <BR> 7g protein <BR> <BR> But I am not going to let that deter me from eating them because I need the protein since I am cutting back on red meat. Wed, 9 Jan 2013 09:52:10 EST Holidays over, get back to work!!! Green Coffee Pills? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197147 The holidays are over, thankfully. Nothing bad happened it is just a stressful time of year with everyone's expectations. But I am proud of myself. I only caught myself emotionally eating 3 times and I scolded myself. My weight fluctuated a little so I didn't really lose weight in December but hey, that isn't going to get me down! <BR> <BR> So I have read all the hype about Green Coffee Pills. I have done a bunch of reading and also watching the episode of Dr. Oz. I have the opportunity to... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 14:48:34 EST Today's Inspirational Quote: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5161917 <BR> <BR> "Life is an opportunity, benefit from it. Life is beauty, <BR> admire it. Life is a dream, realize it. Life is a challenge, <BR> meet it. Life is a duty, complete it. Life is a game, play it. <BR> Life is a promise, fulfill it. Life is sorrow, overcome it. <BR> Life is a song, sing it. Life is a struggle, accept it. Life <BR> is a tragedy, confront it. Life is an adventure, dare it. Life <BR> is luck, make it. Life is life, fight for it." <BR> <BR> -- Mother Teresa Mon, 10 Dec 2012 09:19:17 EST Today's Inspirational Quote: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158034 <BR> <BR> "Don't try to figure out what other people want to hear from <BR> you; figure out what you have to say. It's the one and only <BR> thing you have to offer." <BR> <BR> -- Barbara Kingsolver Thu, 6 Dec 2012 09:55:55 EST Been at this a month... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158008 We have been back on at the Y for a month now. I had to take almost a week off in November due to a nice sinus infection but the husband and I have been going straight for 3 weeks now. I think our bodies our used to the routine we created the first 2 weeks. We didn't go Tuesday and we both commented as we got into bed how much we felt like do do that night for not going. Our routine has been going Monday thru Thursday for at least an hour then while the kids are in Tae Kwon Do on Saturday mor... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 09:34:56 EST Today's Inspirational Quote: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150316 <BR> <BR> "There are hundreds of paths up the mountain, all leading to <BR> the same place, so it doesn't matter which path you take. The <BR> only person wasting time is the one who runs around the <BR> mountain, telling everyone that his or her path is wrong." <BR> <BR> -- Hindu proverb Thu, 29 Nov 2012 08:43:35 EST Weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143038 4 pound down in 1 1/2 weeks :) Instead of treadmilling today, the whole family swam for an hour during open swim time at the Y. I feel great tonight. Thu, 22 Nov 2012 00:00:37 EST Working Out Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5142393 I have been a member of the Y now for 2 weeks. I have been working a lot of overtime so i have not gone as much as I would like to but that will be changing soon. I have noticed that when I am there working out, I push myself hard, really hard. Not to the point i am going to give myself a heart attack or anything like that. For instance, last night I had an hour before water aerobics so I hopped on my favorite treadmill in the corner (still self conscience about my body, so forgive me for hid... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 09:46:04 EST Joined the YMCA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127433 We took advantage of the special our local YMCA had last month and joined. The whole family. My husband started water aerobics last night, the kids start Tae Kwon Do Saturday, and I went to the gym last night. I need to find a bathing suit so i can do the water classes too. I walk a mile on the treadmill. I got it up pretty fast last night. I was really happy when a lady walked by me and said "you are doing a good job, keep it up!" i was surprised but it made me feel good. At least she didn't... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 14:45:18 EST Today's Inspirational Quote: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5045252 <BR> <BR> "The best way to not feel hopeless is to get up and do <BR> something. Don't wait for good things to happen to you. If you <BR> go out and make some good things happen, you will fill the <BR> world with hope, you will fill yourself with hope." <BR> <BR> -- Barack Obama Wed, 5 Sep 2012 09:27:15 EST Today's Inspirational Quote: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043672 <BR> <BR> Admit to -- and learn from -- your mistakes. Mistakes must be <BR> viewed positively... because with the knowledge you gain from <BR> them, you are able to do better in the future. So much can be <BR> accomplished with a long-term vision and resilience to <BR> short-term setbacks. Not every problem is conquered overnight, <BR> but if you persist and never give in to your mistakes, you <BR> will succeed. <BR> <BR> -- Craig Ballantyne Tue, 4 Sep 2012 09:32:10 EST Running Question?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041828 How big is too big to start jogging? I have thought about starting to jog during my walks but a few things concern me <BR> <BR> 1) My size - I am at 268. I am afraid of people staring at me and laughing at me. I am also afraid that I am too big to not cause an injury somewhere like my knees or lower back <BR> <BR> 2) People seeing me - I have thought about jogging after the sun goes down so there will be little chance of people seeing me. I am ashamed of the way my body looks and if i start... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 23:58:59 EST Nervous about weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041542 I am nervous about my weigh in this week. In a way I am glad I don't have a scale at home or I would be obsessive about it. I weigh myself in the locker room at work now. Last Tuesday was the first time in 3 months that I had weighed myself. I was so excited by the number. I made some radical changes to my diet the past 2 weeks (mostly vegetarian now. I only eat meat at dinner, it is usually chicken. I have eaten meat 3 times at lunch time the past 2 weeks). Since I have done this, I am feeli... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 19:10:34 EST Today's Inspirational Quote: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041099 <BR> <BR> "I think fitting in is highly overrated. I'd rather just fit <BR> out... Fitting out means being who you are, even when people <BR> insist that you have to change. Fitting out means taking up <BR> space, not apologizing for yourself, and not agreeing with <BR> those who seek to label you with stereotypes." <BR> <BR> -- Golda Poretsky <BR> Sun, 2 Sep 2012 11:39:26 EST TGIF! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5038563 It is only 9:25 am and I am already exhausted. I walked the junior high child to school this morning, then my 4th grader to her school this morning. I walked 1.42 miles, then got on the bus to get to downtown and walked another .4 mile to get to work. I got a crazy idea of getting up a little earlier each day walk the same route i walked this morning but come back home first, shower and go to work, that will be 2.41 miles before going back to the bus stop to get to work. That will be 4.87 mil... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 09:32:22 EST