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/ long http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6417376 It's been a long time since I blogged. I got a little inspiration from a wonderful blogger here on SP. She is one of the most supported and dedicated sparkpeople I have met on my long journey here on Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> Yup, almost 10 years. My weight has been up and down. Of course this is my own fault. If I have even the tiniest slip, it turns into a landslide. I am one of those people who cannot just have a taste or a cheat day. If I do, I just tumble down the hill to oblivio... Mon, 2 Oct 2017 17:04:40 EST ski trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6105493 My family took a trip to CO. last week. It was amazing. We skied and ate and walked and shopped. It was amazing how hungry I was every day. I ate SOOOO much! then I logged my skiing into my fitness tracker and it turns out I was burning over 1700 calories a day just skiing. I also walked miles each day that I didn't log. It is amazing to me how my body knows when it needs to eat!! Fri, 26 Feb 2016 15:31:03 EST winter sports http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6090980 Once again it is snowing here. This world has become my winter wonderland of exercise. <BR> <BR> When it is not snowing, my "walking wife" and I hit the pavement and get out bums in motion. We are up to 3 1/2 miles now and have added in some hills and short jogs. We hope to be up to four miles in another week or two. <BR> <BR> Once the world is white, like it has been for the last 4 days, I am off skiing, snowshoeing, sledding, hiking, building snowmen and snow castles. I can't believ... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 13:51:01 EST walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6086073 I have been walking 4-5 days a week and exercising 6 times a week. I feel great! My husband even asked me what the lump on my arm was. I got so worried and then we realized it was a MUSCLE!!! Happy Happy Happy! Tue, 2 Feb 2016 17:31:21 EST 4 months http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6074463 I have been back (I started in August, 2008) on Spark People for 4 months now! I have been logging in, tracking my food and tracking my exercise. I am now going back to interacting with spark teams. I have some old friends here and I am trying to make some new ones on more appropriate, active teams. <BR> <BR> The reason I stopped online sparking was because it took up too much time. I would sit down at my computer to log, and I would get stuck here for hours. It really is a fun place t... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 11:05:18 EST good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6069476 I just took myself out for a walk because I was feeling kind of down. I planned 25 minutes. I wound up doing 43 minutes and the last 1/2 mile I ran. I was so revved up, I even did some work fixing the tarp on the wood pile which blew off in the windstorm the other night. <BR> <BR> I feel so good about myself! <BR> <em>252</em> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 15:10:45 EST 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6067741 <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> Funny thing happened to me this morning. I had to make an appointment for next year and actually had to write 2017???? I can barely write 2016 yet! <BR> <BR> I've been doing a lot of cooking lately, trying to get those veggies in. I have been making cream soups left and right. The cool thing is that I can add broth instead of cream to most of these soups and the rest of my family can have a nutritious meal. So far I have done... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:50:04 EST ketosis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6053319 Hi! <BR> Just a little tidbit about my ketogenic diet. First of all, I love it! My weight has been steady, but good. I originally lost over thirty pounds, partially due to anxiety and depression and then from the diet. I feel good and I get compliments all the time, which I know is not the point, but it feels good. I like going into stores and buying clothes that actually fit. The hardest part is calculating the ratios, but SPARKPEOPLE is the perfect tool. I have figured out how to ge... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 10:05:10 EST dilema http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6003217 Good morning, <BR> <BR> I have this crazy thing going on. I am taking a new medication which makes my stomach upset, well, nauseated, every time I even think of food. I have had so much trouble finding food that I can stomach or even think about. The one thing that goes down pretty easily at the end of the day is yogurt with berries and nuts!! Sometimes I can get a really yummy meal in and then I try to replicate it for the next day and as soon as I sit down to eat it, I have to leave th... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 09:40:28 EST seem to have extra time on my hands http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001528 I have had some extra time the past few days and I am enjoying updating my sparkpage and leaving some blog notes behind. I am home with my little one who is a bit under the weather so I am trying to take it easy and relax myself. Of course little one has NO interest in letting that happen!! Oh well! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 14:43:24 EST ketones http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000112 I did a Spark People search on Ketones this morning. I got such a long list of articles and stuff to check, but most importantly I got a whole bunch of <BR> <em>250</em> blogs to check out. I got so much information and articles to research <BR> from this community. It just amazes me. I also added a whole bunch of Spark Friends. <BR> <BR> Spark has an amazing wealth of information. Everyone is so helpful It's awesome! <BR> <BR> Happy Sparking, and "Hi" to both new and old Spar... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 08:17:10 EST i'm here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996234 I'm here - mostly <BR> have so much going on. <BR> I am OFF the internet still mostly just a quick peek here and there so that is why no posts. <BR> I was running quite a bit this spring and summer without loosing a pound lol! <BR> now I am dropping weight in a worrisome way. I have a new med that has taken away my appetite--blah <BR> I now trying something new--I'll let you know how it goes. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Sat, 12 Sep 2015 20:47:47 EST january http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852525 Hello Spark People! <BR> <BR> I am trying to figure out why am having so much trouble getting into the groove this month. I have lots of good intentions but I have not been following through on them very well. I have been exercising, but not enough, and I have been snacking way out of line. I guess I just need to refocus and write it down (hence the blog), and make myself accountable. <BR> <BR> Breakfast is easy. 1/2 cup of yogurt with berries and nuts or seeds <BR> <BR> lunch is a lit... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 09:52:24 EST 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