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/ 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 "T" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137514 Today's letter is "T" inspired by my morning Tea. <BR> <BR> Thank You <BR> Thanksgiving <BR> Turkey <BR> Tea <BR> Tomato (oh boy do I miss summer tomatoes) <BR> Turnip <BR> Tangerine <BR> Tabouleh (yum) <BR> Tofu <BR> Terrific! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday everyone. <BR> <BR> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:49:12 EST autumn blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132537 what a crazy couple of weeks! <BR> <BR> hurricaine, flooding, halloween, nor'easter, snow, birthday, sun, Veterans' Day <BR> <em>422</em> <em>27</em> <em>423</em> <em>257</em> <em>425</em> <em>409</em> <em>67</em> <em>652</em> <BR> <BR> What's next??? <BR> <BR> The kids have had 1 (yes that is a one) day of school in 17 (yes SEVENTEEN) days. <BR> <BR> As you can imagine, the emotional eating has been at the high end. I can't wait to get back to normal this week.... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 10:13:11 EST october http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113959 This has been a really hard month for me. Some of you know I have had some family and personal medical issues that have been keeping me from really sticking to my plan. I love my plan. My plan works for me. It really stresses me out not to be ON THE PLAN. <BR> <BR> I have slowly been adding some walking to my routine. I did a big walk last week and was a little sorry for it. So, today I only walked for about 20 minutes. I think I will try to keep this up for a few days and then star... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 17:53:07 EST EZ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5101375 I am still trying to take it easy. It is so hard though. I am fine if i stay in my room, but the second i open my door, i start to pick up and fold and sort and sweep and clean. My house looks like a pack of wild animals live here. And forget about the barn. I can't just pass it by. Must be a personality thing. I can't just walk by chocolate either! <BR> <BR> The good news though, is that I am being careful of what I eat. My weight this morning was actually lower than my ticker! y... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 13:41:03 EST road block http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096739 Did you notice? <BR> <BR> I redid my sparkpage. <BR> <BR> I needed a little reminder that even when the road is blocked, we somehow push through. <BR> <BR> I had to have semi emergency surgery 2 days ago. Semi because they didn't make me have it saturday night in the emergency room. It was OK to wait until wednesday. Everything went well, as you can see I am here typing to you! <BR> <BR> However, I am now recuperating from abdominal surgery. This does not look good for my exercise... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 17:17:29 EST livingston http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084813 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l661485230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.nydailynews.com/news/national/tv<BR>-anchor-blasts-viewer-criticized-weigh<BR>t-article-1.1173067 </link> <BR> <BR> I saw this on the news this mornig. <BR> <BR> What a beautiful woman. Wed, 3 Oct 2012 08:11:54 EST thank you sfs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5083062 a special thank you note for SCARS2BEAUTIFUL, GAYLLYNNE, and CHRISTINATOBIAS, <BR> <BR> Each of you gave me such good reminders that I carried with me in my head all day. <BR> <em>52</em> <BR> It wasn't a perfect day of eating, but it was heading towards normal. I had a veggie sandwich for lunch (breakfast was a disaster) and I had veggie rolls for dinner. Eggplant, peppers, tomato, carrots, cucumbers, avocado, lettuce and asparagus. I also had more water today than i had all week. <BR... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 22:43:27 EST crazy eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081157 We have been having a tough time of it around here. DH is back in the hospital. He has been there since Tuesday. I have been trying very hard to be in 2 places at the same time, but for some reason I still can't figure out how to do it. Of course my mom takes the boys as much as she possibly can. She had them from 9:00 this morning until 7:00 tonight. I bet she's going to sleep well tonight! <BR> <BR> The crazy thing is, that I have not gained any weight. I have been eating just about... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 20:51:43 EST not really missing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5059776 I am here, just kind of having a rough couple of days. I am sparking in my brain though, and thinking of all my spark friends. <BR> <BR> DH is in the hospital with pneumonia. He's not a very good patient so I hate to leave him alone there. As you can imagine I have been running around like a crazy person and so has my mother. I could not do this without her. She takes my kids at the very last second and feeds them and plays with them and changes all her appointments so she can help me... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 22:51:09 EST Fit Test http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5052339 <em>362</em> <BR> Here are the results of my fit test! I think you are suppoaes to take it every 2 weeks. I last took it 6 months ago lol. The results are great anyway! <BR> <BR> test 3/9 / 9/10 <BR> switch kicks 90 / 89 <BR> power jacks 27 / 40 <BR> power knees 63 / 87 <BR> power jumps 21 / 28 <BR> globes 7 / 10 ... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 10:34:45 EST 2 wheels http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5048416 I took my littlest one (4yo) out for his 2nd try on a two wheeler this morning. His first attempt was 2 weeks ago . It wasn't so successful. He really wanted me to put the training wheels back on. <BR> <BR> So, today I asked him if he wanted to try again and he said the same thing. "I want my taining wheels back!" But I reminded him that he used to ride a scoot bike with no training wheels when he was really little so he said he would try again (yay). <BR> <BR> We drove to a park tha... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 11:11:48 EST Beach BBQ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5037177 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l282015753.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We have been trying to make as much use of our local beach as possible this year. This week end, I am hosting a beach BBQ. We had one on the Fourth of July and it was so successful, I wanted to do another one. <BR> <BR> The good news on the eating front is that most of this group is very health conscious and will appreciate my efforts to keep the calories in check. <BR> <BR> Of course, the main food will be hot... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 09:43:22 EST dinner tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5033283 I am making dinner tonight for my mom and her SO at their house. <BR> The menu is Linguini with Shrimp and Lemon Oil <link>www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/giada-de<BR>-laurentiis/linguine-with-shrimp-and-l<BR>emon-oil-recipe/index.html </link> <BR> Not really on my plan, but I will have mine without the shrimp <em>492</em> <BR> <BR> I am also making a big salad with baby spinach, mushrooms, peppers, hearts of palm, fresh peas, tomatoes and cucumbers. This will serve as MY main course. <BR>... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 13:51:11 EST vegatable tian http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5031333 I have not been able to log in my dinner the past two nights becase Spark Recipes was being difficult. However, I wanted to share this yummy make over version of Martha Stewart's recipe. It was in last month's Living magazine. I will put it in SP Recipes as soon as I have time and it is cooperating so we can have a calorie and nutrient count! <BR> <BR> Martha's recipe calls for 6 Tablespoons of Olive oil. I replaced each tablespoon with a spray of spray oilive oil. <BR> <BR> The basic... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 08:12:21 EST