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/ 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 enough already! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210226 Today is the beginning of BLC21. I have joined this team to really be accountable for what I put in my mouth and when. <BR> <BR> I have been having a VERY rough week. Things are ALWAYS crazy around here, but this week has just been out of control and so have I. <BR> <BR> It started with DS7 getting into a bit of trouble at school on thursday and having to meet with the principal on friday. Then saturday he woke up with a stomach virus. DH has been coughing all week and getting worse... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 14:57:47 EST k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203789 K <BR> This K is officially the K in OK! as in... <BR> OK I am ready to Knock off these last ten pounds. <BR> <BR> BLC21 starts on wednesday. I cant wait. I am in the process of meeting so many new friends. I can't wait to get to know you all better. <BR> <BR> I have been having trouble controlling my night time snacking all week. Lots and lots of stress equals night time snacking to me and for some reason it is never just one thing at a time. "when it Rains.... I really need to think... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 15:09:48 EST BLC 21 weekend #2 challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193643 here is a re-cap of my goals for BLC 21 <BR> <BR> The main goal is to be healthy. <BR> <BR> Here are some of the steps needed to be healthy: <BR> *obtain and maintain a healthy weight <BR> *keep my body moving <BR> *keep my brain happy and calm <BR> <BR> <BR> Quantifiable Goals: <BR> 1. healthy weight. or loose 10 pounds! <BR> current stats: waist (the skinniest part) 31" belly (at the button)38" hips/bum (widest part of me) 45" Thigh 24" calf 14.75 <BR> goal stats: waist >30" be... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 19:02:17 EST J is for Jennifer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5190476 January, jet, japan, jetty, jelly, jam, jicama, july, june, Jack, Judge, justice, Just, Jump, jewelery, juniper, juicy, jerusalem artichoke, jeans, jade, jaguar, jambalaya, jello, juice, Jamaica, jockey, jolly, JOURNEY! <BR> <BR> Just when I feel a little disapointed, or that I am not connecting, You all show up to support me. Thank you for all of your comments on my to do list. <BR> <BR> Here is today's lit of accomplishments: <BR> 1. library - yay new books for the kids' bedtime stories.... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 18:38:38 EST to do doing done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188402 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l821990845.jpg"> <BR> todays to do list <BR> <BR> gym - 20+ minutes on the treadmill <BR> dinner - saved the slow cooker recipe <BR> stairs - basement to 2nd floor 5+ times in a row <BR> clean sink - check! <BR> <BR> water - 5 so far <BR> dance - jumping jacks at the bus stop. more to come <BR> tree - need a ladder lol! <BR> gas - oh, I hope I don't run out! <BR> make bullgar salad - there's still time... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photo... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 14:58:11 EST Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186298 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1436852512.jpg"> <BR> Igloo <BR> Indigo <BR> Ice <BR> Ironic <BR> Ingenious <BR> <em>76</em> <BR> Indicators <BR> Illusion <BR> Independent <BR> Irish <em>438</em> <BR> iceberg lettuce <BR> italian seasonings <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l165254620.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am starting the week with wednesday since that is the official weigh in day for BLC21. <BR> todays # is 162.5. I realise that I gaied 5#... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 13:56:23 EST H - Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183744 Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> January 1st is always a good place to begin or begin again! <BR> <BR> Happy <BR> Heart <em>26</em> <BR> Hope <BR> Healthy <BR> <BR> Yesterday I put all of my goals and ideas into a blog with ideas to help keep me on track. Today I have been working on a meal plan for the week. My household consists of 1 meat and potatoes man, 1 super picky 7 year old, one not so picky 4 year old and myself. My meal plans try to combine my goal of healthy, low calorie, vegan ... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 11:57:07 EST G" is for Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182168 <em>411</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>410</em> <em>409</em> <em>236</em> <BR> Happy New Year Everyone! <BR> <BR> Good <BR> Great <BR> Gone <BR> Goals <BR> <BR> Here I am on New Year's Eve working on my goals for 2013. <BR> <BR> The main goal is to be healthy. <em>205</em> <BR> <BR> Here are some of the steps needed to be healthy: <BR> *obtain and maintain a healthy weight <BR> *keep my body moving <BR> *keep my brain happy and calm <BR> <BR> Grace <BR> grapes <... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 12:04:44 EST f http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180798 i am going to start tracking today. <BR> <BR> Fun <BR> Free <BR> <BR> I am allowing myself until Wednesday to ease into my plan. It is too hard to be super ridgid during the holidays. <BR> <BR> Friends <BR> Fruit <BR> Freggies <BR> <BR> Monday will be the last night of eating out and Tuesday the last day of school vacation. There will be no room for excuses after that. <BR> <BR> Foward <BR> Figs <BR> <BR> I have let dairy and eggs and chicken into my diet for the holidays (not to ... Sun, 30 Dec 2012 11:32:14 EST E http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180433 egg nog <BR> eggplant <BR> elliptical <BR> Effort <BR> easy <BR> earth <BR> evaluate <BR> endless <BR> endives <BR> escarole <BR> Energy <BR> eliminate <BR> elbows <BR> escape <BR> emotional <BR> endurance <BR> evolve <BR> entertain <BR> eat <BR> enchanting <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 00:30:01 EST D http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148106 D is for: <BR> <BR> Day 2. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1854707085.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I started my juice cleanse. It was an easy day to start because I had my annual physical and I needed to fast until my appointment which was not until 1:15. I took a few weeks off from healthy eating. I had surgery almost 7 weeks ago and have not really been following the plan since then. Having a jumping off point always helps me get back to my routine. Ha... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 08:51:26 EST C is for... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146072 C is for Cookie.... oops! <BR> <BR> Sorry Cookie Monster! <BR> <BR> C is for: <BR> Carrots <BR> corn <BR> counting calories <BR> cauliflower <BR> caution <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get back into the spirit. I gave myself 5 days off and allowed myself to eat anything I wanted. Today is the last day and tomorrow i begin a juice cleanse. I have to fast for a doctor's appointment, so I will be half way through the day before I can start juicing. After not eating for that long, I will be loo... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 14:55:06 EST B http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139189 I feel like Sesame Street (actually we are watching it right now) <BR> <BR> Today's Letter of the Day is "B" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l339711444.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Butternut Squash (My girlfriend dropped two off at my house from her garden) <BR> my Boys <BR> Back to the plan <BR> Bulgar wheat <BR> banana <BR> Berries <BR> Breathing <BR> BMI <BR> Beans <BR> beets <BR> basil <BR> blueberries <BR> broccoli <BR> brussels sprouts <BR> baby carrots <BR> Bicycli... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 10:37:02 EST Letter Blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138261 I'm having lots of fun with my letter blogs. <BR> <BR> The idea though, is not to just find any word that starts with that letter, but to find motivating words and healthy foods and new ideas. Today's letter is... <BR> <BR> A <BR> <BR> Apples <BR> Autumn <BR> Acorn Squash <BR> Abs <BR> Almonds <BR> Asparagus <BR> Avocado <BR> Arugala <BR> Artichoke <BR> Aerobics <BR> After pictures <BR> Ability <BR> <BR> Let me know if you have any other good "A" words! <BR> <BR> Spark on! Sat, 17 Nov 2012 10:12:48 EST