JLAPRADD's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JLAPRADD JLAPRADD'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/ 10/29/2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116948 My son and I arrived back home from Lake George, NY. I visited my family and friends. I didn't realize how much I missed everyone till I had to say good bye. While I was down there everyone complimented me on my weight lose apparently it is noticeable. lol. I haven't been loosing weight but my mom informed me that my boobs are getting even bigger. Great just what I need lol. <BR> <BR> Anyway. On my mom's Birthday we were getting dinner situated and my son was playing with their new puppy an... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:28:34 EST 10/19/2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5105460 Today I went 50 calories over my calorie intake and I'm so paying for it. Now that I've been watching my calorie intake my stomach can not handle any sugary food. I ate one of my son's pop tarts they are good but now my stomach is mad. I actually have to rest for a little while because my stomach is doing turns. <em>33</em> So the sugary food we will leave for the hubby and the little guy next time for snack Apples and yogurt sounds like a safer bet. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Hope everyo... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 22:06:55 EST 10/18/2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104023 Well it's been a busy couple of days. Tuesday I had to take my son to the Asthma and Allergy Dr. that is 3 hrs away from home. I packed my self 1/4 cup of raisins and I brought many Apples in case I got hungry. Since my son was well behaved I promised him ice cream at Stewart's. I ended up having one scoop of Frozen Strawberry Yogurt and it was delicious. Plus I did awesome on my calorie count and still had enough calories left to have dinner when I got home. <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterd... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 17:11:12 EST 10/15/2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100383 Yesterday I went out and bought light chocolate silk (soy) which is 90 calories for a cup. Now that it's getting chilly out everyone is wanting hot chocolate and the little guy drinks more strawberry and chocolate milk so I figured since it is 100 calories for 2 Tbsp of Strawberry syrup that was out of the question. <em>46</em> So I got the soy for a somewhat healthier treat. <em>43</em> At least that way when my sweet tooth strikes I don't feel as guilty to giving in. <em>4</em> ... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 19:35:11 EST Day 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5097966 Did an awesome job on my calorie count today. I've been cleaning the house today. I ran up and down my stairs a total of 10 times and my hands were full each time. <em>198</em> lol. Had to change the master bedroom bed and the little guys bed. I don't know why I did this but I brought one piece of bedding up at a time. lol. Gonna do a couple more things around the house then play WOW. (World of Warcraft) Tomorrow the hubby has off <em>18</em> Lets just say he's gonna wish he was work... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 21:01:55 EST Great Idea ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5097162 I was going to go a month and get away from caffeine. My husband told me if I do that it will actually slow my metabolism down even more. So I decided I will allow myself 1 cup of Diet Mountain Dew a day. My only question is even though it's diet what would you put for calorie intake because there is no way there is a 0 calorie Orange Juice and Orange Juice is the second ingredient in Diet Mountain Dew? Third Ingredient in regular Mountain Dew. Is there any ideas? <BR> <BR> I know it's 2:04 ... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 02:12:13 EST Day 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096937 I had to come up with a really big decision today. Unfortunately there is something more important than my calorie counting and exercise. So I will be taking a month or so off this way of eating. In December 2011. I quit smoking. Now I have to suffer the next month or so to get my body away from caffeine. I was so sick this morning. I had horrible pressure in my temples, I had to wear black sunglasses just to function in my already dark house (Husband and I both have a sensitivity to the sun.... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 21:22:30 EST Day 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095631 Today was a good day. I did the DVD Walk away the Pounds with Leslie Sansone. This was the first time I did the 2 mile walk since I was pregnant (5 yrs ago). I got more of a workout on the DVD than if I walked out side. It takes me 45 min to walk a 2 mile outside and with the DVD it takes 30 min and you use weights to work on your upper body as well. <em>198</em> Can't wait for 8pm so the little one goes to bed so I can take a shower. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I did really good on my ca... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 18:47:44 EST Day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094586 Kept with my calorie intake today too. Didn't get a chance to exercise planning on doing it more tomorrow instead. Little guy wasn't feeling good today. Got all my laundry folded and put away today. <em>198</em> The school still hasn't figured out what they are going to do to improve my son's experience at school. I'm sending him tomorrow and see how he is. Depending on his behavior and experience there will depend on what I feel is best for him. Don't have to go any where tomorrow so pl... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 21:58:56 EST Day 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5092947 Doing good on the calorie intake and the exercise. My biggest problem write now is my little one. I know head start is suppose to be a good step for him but I don't want him to go. I might just be a mother hen, but Everyday is a temper tantrum there. The teachers are not helping him. I keep trying to tell them that with his diagnosis they have to speak to him differently. That if he's not listening use the Chinese word for listen (Ting) [don't think I spelled it right] instead they tell him. ... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 16:34:18 EST Day 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5091758 I'm back on track. <em>104</em> Gonna try to get some exercise in today. Try to get a mile in but we will see. If not the mile I'll be dancing with the little one for about 30 min. I don't usually log in my time with the little guy. Well hope everyone had a good Monday. To all you Canadians reading, Happy Thanksgiving <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Talk to ya'll tomorrow <BR> JRL (Jalene) Mon, 8 Oct 2012 19:16:57 EST Day 13 and 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5090089 These two days I'm not worrying about my calorie intake. I'm actually trying to get everything else that is stressing me out all organized so Monday I can start back up on a clean sleight. Since I'm a stress eater I figured this way I won't have the excuse I'm stressed because I will have it all on paper. Man I love my lists. lol. Tomorrow I have to get an EKG done. Apparently one of the Med. I'm on isn't good for my heart so they want to make sure it's not putting to much stress on it. I als... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 14:11:54 EST Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088439 Feeling a little better. I was gonna exercise but my husband said I should give it one more day to make sure I don't have another Asthma Attack. I did good on my calories and got some chores done in the house. lol. I know doesn't burn a lot of calories but better than nothing. lol. I really have to work on drinking more water but I'm kinda struggling on that topic. I'm working on it though. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a nice Friday and Please have a safe, fun Weekend. <e... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 22:42:18 EST Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5087038 Today was an ok day. I did great with my calories. I woke up in the middle of an asthma attack and been fighting with my breathing all day. 3 treatments, puffer, and robitussan later I feel a little better not ready to talk much though. I feel like I have some one sitting on my chest. I did sleep a lot more than usual but I did do some activity and I took it easy. Hoping it rains tomorrow so the air isn't so thick. lol. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a good day. <BR> JRL Thu, 4 Oct 2012 20:02:34 EST Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085742 Well I'm not doing real good this week. My head isn't in it. I'm so worried about my son's behavior at school that I'm not paying attention what I'm putting in my mouth. I'm a stress eater. I crave the greasy fatty foods to sooth my anxiety. I know it isn't good. I'm working on it but it's hard to control it when I'm getting blamed about his behavior and I know my husband and I are not the reason. We are more strict than our parents combined. You have to be when your child doesn't understand ... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 20:55:45 EST Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084411 I'm back <em>20</em> Well I did get a mile in today. I'm pretty proud of myself for that. The only thing is I'm really craving fatty foods and I'm not sure why. It isn't very helpful. <em>4</em> I'm not sure if it's because I don't eat enough protein. I try to but meat and I don't always go well together and I have to be careful with milk and eggs because I'm allergic. <em>29</em> My husband jokes and says I should become a vegan but I don't really care much for Tofu. <em>24</em... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 21:41:19 EST Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5083982 I'm a day late for blogging my day 8, but I have great news. I lost 2.2 lbs my first wk. I know I can do better but I'm not pushing myself because of the infection. I'm still making sure I keep with the calorie count and I am doing some light exercise. I am still in pain. The infection is almost completely out of my system but I still have the side effects of the meds and it makes me even more tired than usual. Yesterday I didn't do any exercise but I did clean the house a little. It's better... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 15:23:13 EST Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081223 Well tomorrow I get to weigh myself in the morning. I feel very confident about my weight lost , I did get some cleaning done and I danced with my son a little but I'm still not quite feeling up to par. However I did do great with my calorie count even though I felt like I was starving. lol. Well I hope everyone has a good night. <BR> <BR> JRL Sun, 30 Sep 2012 21:32:24 EST Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080362 My day six was actually Sat. but I couldn't get on the site. Yesterday I was in a lot of pain and didn't move much because it brought tears to my eyes. Between the pain from the infection and the side effects of the antibiotic I had all I could do to stay awake. I did do decent with my calorie intake. I did accidently go over but it was only 60 calories. I am feeling a little better today. I won't be walking a mile yet but I am gonna be doing some cleaning around the house. I hope everyone ... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 09:42:24 EST Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5078927 This week I didn't reach all my goals. However I did accomplish more than I have since I tried to loose my weight right after I had my son. I'm working on getting up to 8 glasses of water but I am drinking 5 cups more than I use to. I didn't get all the minutes in for my exercise this week but I did burn 10 more calories than was needed in the hrs I did exercise :) <BR> <BR> These next couple of days I will be watching my calorie intake but I will be taking it easy on the activities. I caug... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 22:02:32 EST Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5077432 Today is a good day so far. I came to the conclusion that I will have to exercise at night because when the little one is at school is when I do most of my cleaning and starting in Jan. I start my classes back up :) <BR> <BR> My one question I keep asking myself is how am I suppose to eat all the calories? Between drinking the water and eating most of the calories I really can't eat anymore. I have to force myself to eat a yogurt by snack time at 7:30pm. I guess I will have to eat breakfast ... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:49:11 EST Day 3 part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5076279 Over all I had a good day. I got a good portion of my cleaning done but I ran out of energy for the exercise. <em>46</em> However tomorrow I'm gonna do it while little guy is in school then do a fun cardio DVD when he gets home. That way I can work on the hard stuff with out becoming a jungle gym. I have no upper strength. <em>246</em> Thank you everyone for your feed back <em>224</em> it means a lot :) <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <BR> JRL <BR> Wed, 26 Sep 2012 20:38:08 EST Day 3 part 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075542 Well it's morning and I weighed myself even though I was suppose to do it once a wk. I already lost 2.2 lbs since Monday. I wanted to only loose 1 lb a wk. I hope I'm not loosing my weight to fast. However I'm not complaining because I do need this weight gone. I now have a total of 59.6 lbs to loose. It's amazing how much better I feel knowing that I am trying and I am loosing. Now I have to add my diet plan into my cleaning the house <em>246</em> I'll let you know how today went tonig... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:56:39 EST 2nd Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5074904 Today I went over my calorie count because I ended up grabbing one of my husbands sodas. Very stressed out about my son's behavior at school. However it was only 60 calories over and I know tomorrow I have to pay more attention to what I'm grabbing as I go through a stress meltdown. I also have to remember that even though I went over today it's not the end of the world. Just try harder tomorrow. <em>211</em> I'm not going to give up because I need to get healthy for my family. Since I wa... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 20:26:30 EST My first day :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5073579 Today I learned some knew things about me. First I don't drink enough during the day so I will have to remind myself with an alarm to drink a cup or so of water. Second, Not a good idea to try to do certain exercises around the little guy. I end up turning into a personal jungle gym. <em>20</em> However my son does love to exercise with mommy. <em>244</em> lol. Plus I also have to time my eating differently because My smallest meal is Breakfast and My biggest is dinner. When I think T... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 21:20:12 EST