JKPONYGIRL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JKPONYGIRL JKPONYGIRL'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/ sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795063 Good Morning! (Positive thought to start the day!) <BR> <BR> Yesterday was SURPRISINGLY <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> I hardly slept at all, so I thought it was going to be a looooong, dragging day, but it turned out really good. I woke up at about 1:30am, wide awake. I decided to just make the best of it, so I went downstairs and started doing "STUFF". I did 3 loads of laundry and folded 4. I made lunches and snacks for the morning. I sorted and bundled Box Tops. I cleaned the bathroo... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 06:53:57 EST on a roll http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794123 I have been super active this week! I have something planned for everyday. Sunday I walked and rode. Monday I worked out and danced. Today I ran and rode. Tomorrow is Yoga. Thursday is a run and Friday is a walk. The next 3 days are all planned activities, each with a different work out buddy. Each day is a different activity to avoid sore muscles and achy joints. I am so pleased with the schedule and hope I can keep it up. <BR> <BR> I am back on track with my vegan diet. I just ... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 15:06:40 EST positive post http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791783 I am having a positive day! I am trying very hard to see the world in a brighter light, trying to make the world around me a better, more positive place. I started my day off getting dressed, putting the kids on the school bus and got myself dressed for a walk outside. <BR> <BR> I added a tomato to my breakfast banana. It was just kind of a fun idea. The tomato was yellow and ripe and looked so inviting on the counter next to my yellow banana that I decided to eat them both. I sliced ... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 14:43:43 EST streak ended http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788251 I am back to day 1 on my streaks. <em>249</em> <BR> We went away for the weekend and I missed my log-in. No big deal right? Part of me is sad about it, but most of me knows this is just another chance to beat my last record! The part that really bothers me is how badly I have been eating even though I am trying to make healthy choices. I guess now that I am home (and the apple pie is gone), I will get back into my healthy habits. I am going to shop this morning and fill the house wi... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 07:35:29 EST fall changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786769 There was an article on SP this morning about changing things up for fall today. I think this is such a great idea. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=get_back_on_the_wagon_5_tips_to_sta<BR>rt_fresh_this_fall </link> <BR> <BR> All of the tips are great, but the ones I am focusing on right now are reinventing my fitness program and refreshing my meal plans. <BR> <BR> I love walking outside. It is so beautiful out right now. The temperature is perfect for outdoor exe... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 12:04:02 EST day off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786097 I'm giving myself the day off today, well, the night off anyway! I am only tracking through 4:00 and then I am going to enjoy a family meal filled with cream and butter and pie and bread. I'm not even going to think about it!! Tomorrow I will go back to my rigorous tracking and continue on my journey. <BR> <em>4</em> <BR> Wed, 24 Sep 2014 11:38:55 EST 43 days and counting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780166 I just checked my login streak. I have consistently checked in for 43 days IN A ROW! <BR> <em>347</em> <BR> The other things that I have been tracking are exercise, # of veggies, water and sleep. I am not quite as consistent on veggies and water mainly because I forget to move my tracker. I eat LOTS of veggies. I don't really need to have a tracker for it. And I drink LOTS of water, but I like to see the tracker there just as a reminder. <BR> <em>371</em> <em>210</em> <em>368... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 09:15:28 EST nutrition feedback http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776646 I just ran the nutrition report for yesterday. over 12% of my calories for the day was from the olive oil and vinegar dressing I put on my salad!! <BR> <BR> I used 2 tablespoons instead of one and it made a really big difference. I don't think the taste was much better. I think another dash of vinegar would have been tastier. I also have to remember that I DO need a little bit of fat in my diet since I am not eating meat or dairy or eggs. My mission for today is to find out exactly how ... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 15:00:29 EST half way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775761 I just noticed that my ticker is past the half way mark. Yay Me! <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> 11 pounds to go. I already feel great. My body has a completely different shape than it did 6 weeks ago. I fit into most of my clothes and I am only a little self conscious in a bathing suit. I am off to the trainer today to help create more muscle and burn a few calories. I must say that my **Positive Sparkers** and Motivation and Positive attitude teams have been so helpful in keeping me focus... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 09:53:14 EST greens http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774425 I have been learning to eat some different style foods lately. My main goal when preparing my food is to add lots and lots of greens. Yesterday was a banner day for greens. For breakfast I added 1/2 cup of parsley to my smoothie. It tasted great and only 10 calories and so many nutrients (I knocked 1/2 my smoothie over and down the drain so I only got the benefit of 1/2 the nutrients, but there were so many it was still great! ) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 08:32:18 EST Farmers market http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771020 Good morning. Happy Labor Day! <BR> <BR> <em>370</em> <em>370</em> <em>370</em> <em>370</em> <BR> <BR> I am having a wonderful FOOD weekend! Saturday night I made the most delicious fish. I have not been eating any fish, or any meat or dairy, but I decided to make some flounder since my SIL is here for a couple days. I baked the flounder on the GRILL wrapped in parchment paper. It was kind of fun and easy. I also used my new kitchen gadget, the spiralizer. I sliced hard... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 09:58:11 EST eden shake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766794 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l366560211.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have found a new favorite condiment, Eden Shake. It is a combination of sesame seeds dried pickled vegetables (seaweed). <BR> <BR> <link>www.edenfoods.com/store/product_deta<BR>ils.php?products_id=109940#nutrition </link> <BR> <BR> I have been shaking a half of a teaspoon over a cup of brown rice <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l589735240.jpg"> <BR> <BR> with a splash of so... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 14:37:36 EST today's smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766617 Today's smoothie is soooo... <BR> <em>67</em> <em>439</em> GREEN! <em>439</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> 1 cup sorrel leaves <BR> 1/2 cup 5X protein almond milk <BR> 2 cups frozen peaches <BR> 1 medium banana <BR> juice of 1/2 lemon <BR> <BR> 2 8oz servings <BR> 144 calories each <BR> 480mg Potassium <BR> 6gcalcium <BR> 6gfiber <BR> 5gprotein <BR> 2g fat <BR> <BR> This is so yummy! smooth and creamy, bright and lemony. <BR> <em>368</em> <em>265</em> <BR> <BR> When I found... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 09:43:00 EST post pantry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765318 It's the weekend! Hooray! <BR> <BR> Well, I got completely overwhelmed by the pantry. I cannot believe how much stuff is in the little closet. I had designated (generously I thought) 3-4 hours to overhaul the pantry. That was not nearly enough. It took me 4 hours just to empty it! I wish I had taken a picture of my kitchen table after the pantry was empty. It was stacked so high with all the food and containers with every inch covered. There was so much stuff that I had to put the n... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 07:03:40 EST pantry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763364 Good morning. <BR> 7am here Feels like I slept late compared to yesterday. <BR> <BR> Today's mission is to clean out the pantry. It has suddenly developed a bad case of moths (YUCK!!!!) and I don't know where they came from. I plan on taking each item out, checking the dates, wiping it down and putting it on the table (or disposing of it) until the cupboard is bare. I will then clean the shelves and finally put everything back where it belongs. Hopefully this will fix the problem. It ... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:24:07 EST productive today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762973 I am having such a productive day. <BR> <BR> I woke up at 6:00, no alarm, completely rested. I fed the horses. I cleaned the paddock. I swept the barn. I folded mountains of laundry before anyone else even got up. I packed camp lunches and back packs. I helped the kids with their morning worksheets. I made breakfast for the kids. I VACUUMED! I grabbed MY breakfast. I drove the kids to camp. I went to the library. ALL DONE BY 10:35 AM! <BR> <BR> I then treated myself to a PEDI... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:36:45 EST Blueberries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760726 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2010301317.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have been drinking blueberry smoothies this week because they are really yummy, but it turns out blueberries are really good for you too! <BR> <BR> <link>www.care2.com/greenliving/12-surpris<BR>ing-reasons-to-eat-more-blueberries.ht<BR>ml?page=2 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1876101644.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My smoothie recipe is 1c. blueberries, 1c. baby spinach, 1/2c. al... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 07:57:32 EST success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760316 <em>265</em> <BR> I had a blueberry banana, spinach, almond milk smoothie to start my day with just a squeeze of lemon juice and some extra ice. I like this one a lot so I picked up a large container of blueberries at Trader Joe's today. Trader Joe's is always fun. I bought figs and a Bulgar and chick pea salad (dinner tonight?) Rice and some treats for the kids. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's planning really helped me get so much done. Trader Joe's had to wait until today due to a phone cal... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 13:25:34 EST clutter and unclutter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759443 I woke up at 6:00 today and was out of bed by 6:15. What a difference! I had a full, restful night's sleep and my mood and energy are up to a whole different level. Could this be the acupuncture? I feel like I could get so much done today. <BR> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Ahhhhhh.... Decluttering..... Most of my clutter comes in the mail. I just can't get through it. and when I see it, it bogs down my whole day. I never do get to read the magazines because they go in the "save for la... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 08:10:39 EST rainy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758729 I won 100 goodie points on the bonus wheel today so I bought myself an umbrella lol! It is finally raining. It has been so dry and beautiful here, perfect summer days. I am sure my garden is loving it. I think it rained all night. <BR> <BR> Acupuncture was interesting. We chatted a while about my health and lifestyle and picked some things to work on. Many of them are related and could be treated together. First she put some needles in my scalp and then my chest belly and legs. Then,... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 07:23:59 EST acupuncture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758053 I am going to try something new today. I have an appointment this morning for acupuncture. DH goes weekly and has had great success with it, so I am going to give it a whirl. I need to discuss with the acupuncturist all of the health issues I would like to work on. Here are a few: <BR> mood <BR> energy level <BR> hot flashes/night sweats <BR> weight? cravings? willpower <BR> ankle <BR> elbow <BR> sleep <BR> headaches <BR> dizziness <BR> tmj <BR> parathyroid <BR> I guess that should be eno... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 07:14:59 EST going to feel it tomorrow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757681 Some days, I just can't believe what I can fit in!! <BR> <BR> I started my morning with some great stretches from my "challenge yourself" team. Next I dropped the kids off at camp and met a friend for a nice hour long walk after which we decided that it was so beautiful out that we could squeeze in some time on a stand up paddle board. After an hour of that I had to RUSH (still in my bathing suit) to meet my trainer for an hour of strength training, weight lifting and dancing around. Afte... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 16:10:35 EST so much better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756817 I am SOOOOOO much better! Hooray! <BR> Part of me is wondering if it was sugar withdrawal. Has anybody ever experienced that? I did have a fever though so that is the only reason I really think it was a virus. <BR> <BR> I am sitting here drinking my green(ish) smoothie (actually a mauve(ish) color today). It has avocado, plums, spinach and almond milk in it. I usually use banana, but I wanted to try avocado today. The avocado makes it soooo smooth and creamy, but also very heavy and ... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:34:54 EST boo hoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755757 I'm missing my work out today :( because I've been sick for a couple days. I guess I have some sort of virus/upset stomach thing: headache, fever, queasy. I feel better today except my head hurts here and there. I have not been eating which I know is bad, but everything makes my stomach queasy when I think of it. I have been drinking plenty water and resting. Hopefully I will be back to normal by tomorrow. I called my trainer to reschedule for Monday or Tuesday. Don't want to slide. <... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 12:39:13 EST day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754376 whoo hoo I made it through day 0ne! <BR> <BR> The hardest part of both days 1 & 2 was making the kids lunch and NOT tasting the Nutella after I finished their sandwiches. I feel great though that I resisted (Paused). <BR> <BR> I had a nice little harvest this morning from my garden and promptly decided that my snack would be most of the cherry tomatoes and some green beans. It was a perfect little snack especially since I will have a late lunch. <BR> <BR> My plan is to have a salad f... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 12:32:51 EST pause http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753489 I just chose a motivational word for a wonderful spark team "LILMOMMY" <BR> <BR> I Chose the word PAUSE. ll <BR> <BR> It rang so true that I thought I would write a blog. A blog can sometimes be a pause for me. A place where I can think about what is on my mind. A place to pause, and reflect. <BR> <BR> pause before speaking <BR> pause before snacking <BR> pause before getting upset <BR> pause before buying <BR> pause <BR> <BR> ll <BR> <BR> pause after to reflect <BR> pause after to ... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 09:01:54 EST day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753468 today is day one (again lol) <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> today I will have a total body work out with my trainer. <BR> <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> today I will have a green smoothie for breakfast <BR> <em>550</em> <BR> <BR> today I will have baby carrots for a snack <BR> <em>291</em> <BR> <BR> today I will have fruit and yogurt for lunch <BR> <em>470</em> <BR> <BR> today I will have fruit for a snack <BR> <em>289</em> <BR> <BR> today I will have salad for dinner <BR> ... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 08:34:12 EST hello again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752926 I'm here for a few minutes. I have found that staying away from the computer gives me more time to get the things I really need to do DONE. But I do miss my SP. I am officially 100% (more or less) recovered and ready to start taking care of the rest of me now. The summer has been chock full of everything you can think of so far and I am having a great time. I now have my own paddleboard which is great fun and a good work out. I always feel it when I go out for a long paddle! I have als... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 12:53:09 EST 4/10/14 girl stuff :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669448 Had my second surgery today. All went well. Resting at home. This one was a little more painful than the first which was 0 pain. But this time was due to a bad IV experience (thought I would throw up from the pain)and then I had some cramping after the surgery. I feel OK now, just tired. <BR> <BR> 2 weeks no lifting 4 weeks no strenuous exercise. I gained a lot of weight back after the first one. I worked my bum off for the 2 weeks in between to try to rebuild some muscle. I'm hoping f... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 23:53:14 EST write it down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667270 feeling sparky today! I had an amazing work out with my trainer yesterday and have another one planned for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I know that it is always best for me to put my plan in writing to make it easier to stick with it, so here I am typing away!! <BR> <BR> I have been enjoying smoothies for breakfast: frozen cherries, banana, unsweetened almond milk, and spinach. Not quite a green smoothie, but going in the right direction and low calorie. I even made one for my hubby this morni... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 10:24:49 EST food for thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5608316 Hi! <BR> <BR> I have been trying to be really healthy in my food choices. I thought I would share some of the dishes I have made or am going to try month. They are all VEGAN or can be made vegan. Of course if you want to add chicken stock or substitute meat for tofu, I am sure they would be just as yummy. <BR> <BR> First there is VEGETABLE STOCK. Everything tastes better with homemade stock. This one is so simple and hardly even has any chopping. <BR> <BR> <link>www.marthastewart.c... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 14:26:28 EST spark team challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604302 Hi <BR> I just joined a SP Class Challenge to loose 5 (more) pounds by valentine's day. My starting weight today, 1/24 is 169.1. My 3 week goal is 164 pounds. I KNOW I can do this. I have lost 10 pounds in the last 3 weeks. I am looking forward to the challenge! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1024258740.jpg"> <BR> <em>252</em> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:02:04 EST Welcome to October http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5502347 Breathe.. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l29092067.jpg"> <BR> September was an epic fail, but now it is October. <BR> Cool, Crisp, Golden October. <BR> I AM going to make healthy choices. <BR> I AM going to make healthy choices. <BR> I AM going to make healthy choices. <BR> Wed, 2 Oct 2013 10:22:04 EST big run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485478 I did it! <BR> I ran about 3 miles with the girls. They went 4, but I walked for about 10 minutes until they were done. It felt good to be out there. I cheated a little and took a Celebrex before I went out. My ankle held up nicely and still isn't hurting 24+ hours later. My thighs on the other hand tightened up last night and haven't quite returned to normal. I could really feel it when I rode today. I'm going to try do a little extra stretching this week end. The plan is to go again... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 15:21:29 EST it's thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5483896 I missed lunch again today, BUT! It was for a good reason. and EVERYTHING happens for a reason. <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> I was meeting my mother for lunch which was an ordeal in itself because it is so hard to pick a lunch place when you are trying to watch what you are eating. We finally settled on the greek place, they make really yummy salads, and we were set to meet at 20 after 12. <BR> <BR> I was a few minutes early and texted my mom who said she would be a few minutes late and ... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:03:34 EST cranky http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5483033 did I mention that I was cranky today? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1095815984.jpg"> <BR> ahhh that makes me feel better Wed, 11 Sep 2013 20:00:55 EST first day of school http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5481462 The first day of school was great. D told me that he "actually" liked it, and J came off the bus all smiles and skipping. I love when they skip! They both like their teaches and their classmates. <BR> <BR> D's description of his school day, "I sat at my desk, sat at my desk, sat at my desk, sat at my dsk, went to the playground, sat at my desk, sat at my desk. Kindergarten is very difficult for a little boy who can't sit still. J told me all about recess and playing "mummy, mummy come a... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 09:40:53 EST day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5480584 I put my babies on the bus this morning for the first day of school! I miss them so much!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l510977612.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This has been a great week. I feel so good that I have been sticking to my plan and participating on my team. I need to add just a bit more exercise to my plan, but that should be easy now that my house is empty <BR> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I have a membership at the Y that has been very lonely so I think I w... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 12:52:56 EST is it day 6 already? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479234 wow that went fast! <BR> <BR> We took the kids for a 3 mile bike ride (that's once around the main rd in the park) It takes about an hour with a few stops at the park's "fitness stations", a balance beam, some pull up bars, a bench for sit ups, etc. We also stopped for an apple snack and some water. <BR> <BR> We spent the rest of the day at the beach fishing and digging In the sand. The boys caught a few snappers and a porgy. I think we will do more of the same today. Maybe I'll get ... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 07:27:05 EST happy new year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5477612 I was off to such a good start yesterday, but then came the holiday dinner with my mother's homemade noodle kugel and apple tart and rugelach and ice cream. <BR> <BR> it was all delicious! <BR> <BR> Today I am back to healthy CHOICES. Lots of them. <BR> <BR> Fri, 6 Sep 2013 09:44:11 EST september 5 2013 - yogurt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476604 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1617782936.jpg"> <BR> oops <BR> <BR> I just noticed that I bought (and have been eating all week) Full fat yogurt instead of low fat! <BR> <BR> like I said, OOPS! <BR> <BR> I went back in my tracker for yesterday and changed it, but it really didn't make TOO much of a difference calorie wise. My percentage of fat calories was significantly higher though. <BR> <BR> I think I only have about one cup left in the container which will be 2 d... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 09:54:51 EST good morning day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475456 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1642194455.jpg"> <BR> ginger gold <BR> <BR> <BR> day one was a complete nutritional success. <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> I spent way more time in front of the computer than I would like, but it was worth it to get things organized in my head. Oh and I did have a peanut chew before bed. oops! <BR> <BR> today I plan on the same B/L/D as yesterday but I need to add a couple snacks in. <BR> <BR> fitness wise, I only did a plank yesterday ... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 08:46:42 EST 9/3/13 is day 1... again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474606 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1229202730.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So far so good. <BR> <BR> 12:00 and I have had 3 glasses of water under 300 calorie breakfast and I'm starting lunch. <BR> <BR> I have also taken a little one to the dentist and paid some bills (still have a few to go). <BR> <BR> Here is the plan foodwise: <BR> <BR> Breakfast <em>470</em> <BR> 1/2c plain yogurt with 10 almonds 2 Tbs granola 1 tsp honey & lots of fruit <BR> <BR> lunch <em>368</em> <BR>... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 12:32:49 EST pre blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473444 getting all my ducks in a row. <BR> <BR> I decided not to make today day 1 because it is a holiday and my family is home and tomorrow will be sunny and warm and inviting. <BR> <BR> Today I am doing lots of prep work though. I do well with a clear laid path. <BR> <BR> I logged my breakfast this morning just to get an idea of where I am. Tomorrow I will do precise measurements. I am also going to get an exercise regimen and food plan started and of course do some sparking. <BR> <B... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 11:41:16 EST march http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5270939 March makes me think <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l95301600.jpg"> <BR> green! <BR> I'm looking foward to Spring <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l43144034.jpg"> <BR> and planting my own garden and eating more fresh veggies and fruit. <BR> <BR> Here's a taste to get us all in the mood <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l812672574.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l988767797.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <im... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 10:29:24 EST lazy sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261859 Good Morning Spark World! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1084429745.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wednesday's blog really helped me get my act together, so here is another one all in pictures. <BR> <BR> This week's BLC: <BR> sail away <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l254940632.jpg"> <BR> <BR> exercise <BR> treadmill <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l175957596.jpg"> <BR> exercise class <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 08:54:59 EST weigh in wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257598 <em>193</em> Seeing results on the scale can be motivating even if I really didn't do anything to achieve those results. BUT if I do something, maybe, just maybe I will be able to achieve even better results. <BR> <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> Right? <BR> <BR> So here is a little organization to keep me motivated for the week and next week too! <BR> <em>17</em> <BR> Activity <em>362</em> <BR> Day blc challenge <BR> Wed. tone and tighten (done - I did so many reps in class today I des... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 14:00:10 EST sushi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238313 i tried to post this yesterday. I am SOOOO glad I saved it before posting!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l69080545.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have not been eating very well. I am a stress eater and I am going through a particularly stressful time right now. <BR> <BR> what I really want to tell you about is the healthy meal I ate at a new restaurant 2 days ago. <BR> <BR> I spent most of saturday at the hospital with DH. The unit closes at 6:30 for a shift change so I fi... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 07:50:23 EST it's the weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224192 If I only knew then.... BLC21 Weekend Challenge <BR> <BR> What can you possibly tell a 16 year old that she doesn't already (think) she know(s)? <BR> <BR> Not much! <BR> <BR> But I do wish she had listened to her mother more. <BR> <BR> That is what I would tell myself. "Listen to your Mother!!!!" My mother is so wise and so thoughtful and so beautiful. I wish I would (and had) listen(ed) more often. <BR> <BR> One of the things my mother used to tell me was "Loose the weight now, ... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 10:25:10 EST Ahhhhhhhh, she sighed as she started to take control of her eating habits. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211717 That is exactly how I feel right now. I feel calm and centered and FULL! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l729191874.jpg"> <BR> I just ate a super healthy, vegan lunch and I feel really good. I am not hungry. I am not stuffed. I am not craving sugary carbs. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2008546950.jpg"> <BR> It really is strange how emotional eating is NOT satisfying. OF COURSE IT’S NOT!! I wasn't hungry to begin with. I was hungry fo... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 15:01:39 EST