JLOVESDOGS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JLOVESDOGS JLOVESDOGS'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/ BLC 36 WEC: SMART Goal and Action Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451831 We all need a goal once in awhile to give us something to strive for. Alot of times I have a bunch of action steps with no real #1 goal to strive for. I find myself thinking....how ever this turns out is how it turns out. As a result, I accomplish nothing when it comes to my health. <BR> <BR> So time to do a SMART goal and work towards that. Here goes!! <BR> <BR> MY GOAL: To lose 30 pounds by my birthday in May. What better birthday gift to give myself and hit a major milestone in my... Mon, 15 Jan 2018 12:51:35 EST Wheat Belly 10 Day Detox Day 6 10/31/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6260372 Tiredness was better today thankfully. I actually have energy. Doing a StepBet challenge which ends on Tuesday so concentrating on getting these last two days in. I have been doing it for about 6 weeks and I am not going to blow it now just because of not eating grains. <BR> <BR> I cannot believe I am halfway through the 10 day detox and quite proud that I have made it this far. Usually after a couple of days I am giving up. But last night I was close. I wanted to give up. Scale was up ... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 13:54:18 EST Wheat Belly 10 Day Detox – Day 3, 4 and 5 10/28/16 to 10/30/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6259816 One word for these three days....Tired!! <em>102</em> So tired I couldn't even do a blog on any of the days so combining all into one. Friday was the worse. It didn't help that it was raining because that made me even more tired. I did manage to go to a function at my church that evening but the rest of the day I just wanted to lay down and sleep. Good thing work was quiet . My brain was not functioning. <BR> <BR> Saturday and Sunday were a bit better but I spent each of the afternoo... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 12:56:54 EST Wheat Belly 10 Day Detox – Day Two 10/27/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6258491 One thing I learned on this day is to not write down what you plan to eat for the day in PEN. <em>198</em> I had planned out what I was going to eat for the day in my Daily Planner book based on the meals for the day in the WB 10 Day Detox book the day before. DH and I plan our dinners for the week every Friday but breakfasts and lunches are “decide at the time” (better known as just grabbing anything out of the refrig) type of meals. Thought I would be proactive and write (in pen) the... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 15:27:04 EST Wheat Belly 10 Day Detox – Day One 10/26/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6258078 I decided to de-grain myself to see if that gets my head back into place in regards to weight loss. Pasta, bread, muffins...the root of all evil for me. <em>40</em> Need to eliminate them for now. So I am doing the Wheat Belly 10 Day Detox to get back on track. No grains, single ingredient foods, and managing carbs for 10 days. I can do it for 10 days right? <BR> <BR> On Tuesday I had prepared things for my first day yesterday. I already had made the WB Broccoli Soup a few months ago ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:14:38 EST Thinking, thinking....What I am doing right for BLC32 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6249333 Week 5 of BLC 32 and the question is....what am I doing right this BLC? <em>40</em> Hmmm...I have to think about this. I shouldn't have to think about it but I do. All the things I am doing wrong pop right into my head. But the things I am doing right? Still thinking. It shouldn't be that way though. I should be able to just rattle off about about good I have been tracking every BLT, how I faithfully wake up each morning, jump out of bed and dash down to the basement or off to the gy... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 11:52:50 EST Getting My Act Together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922552 The past 4 weeks or so have been a bit rough and stressful for me. My parents, who are divorced and live in different states, have both been in and out of the hospital. My father was in once but as he refuses to do what any doctor tells him, he ends up in a hospital and rehab every so often. The family text goes out that once again he is in the hospital with the details (thank goodness for modern technology). So visits to him in the hospital 50 minutes away and time spent cleaning and organi... Mon, 4 May 2015 16:41:44 EST Almost like starting college… http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772744 Although I have been out of college for awhile, I still felt a little excited when the end of August came around. I watched as friends and relatives packed up and went off to school. They had spent the last few weeks getting things organized, buying new clothes <em>346</em> , things for their dorm rooms and supplies to get them through the semester. <em>150</em> Then off they went hoping that what they had brought with them prepared them for the school year and anything that came up. ... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 16:15:10 EST Whole30ing – Day 16 (Tuesday) – Danger Will Robinson http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763755 I started the day off rushed to eat breakfast as our living room rug was being replaced. After 15 years, multiple dogs and people in and out of the deck that is right off the living room, it was time for new one. The old rug was a white-ish speckled one and we replaced it with a darker tan/brown one with specks of lighter tan and blue. The guys who came to do the work were there at 7:30am so I barely had time to walk my dogs and try to grab something to eat. But I did manage to fry a couple ... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 18:21:55 EST Whole30ing – Days 12 – 15 (Friday – Monday) Up in Maine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763483 One of my dogs was sick (thinking something happened with his tail…bug bite or maybe he whacked it??) Thursday night into Friday and I spent Thursday night into the wee hours of Friday hugging him and holding him up. He yelped every time he tried to sit or lay down. We both did not sleep (except for maybe an hour) so I started off Friday exhausted and knowing I still had to pack and then travel for 3-4 hours up to Maine. My mind just couldn’t wake up so I had some Lipton Chicken Noodle soup... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 09:57:30 EST Whole30ing – Day 11 (Thursday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760178 In preparation for going away this weekend (leaving Friday), I cleaned out the refrigerator and my meals were based around what I found. That probably sounds like it was a bad plan but the leftovers were protein and veggies so I could incorporate the items easily. I had thought I would have time to run to the store and get some things to bring with me this weekend but with work being insane this week, that is not going to happen. So I am not sure what this weekend will bring food wise and t... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:50:38 EST Whole30ing – Day 10 (Wednesday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759538 I had one of those mornings where nothing sounded good to eat for breakfast. All I wanted was some kind of bread or carb-y thing. I saw the leftover Paleo brisket we had a few days ago so went with that instead but still wanted a bagel. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> It is such a rainy day here today. I decided to try out a new recipe. For lunch I made a Paleo Portuguese Sausage and Kale soup which was good and surprisingly low in calories for the size of portion I had. I have been getting s... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:29:51 EST Whole30ing – Day 9 (Tuesday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758775 This morning I started the day with a couple of fresh eggs from one of my brother’s chickens. <em>490</em> A few years ago he thought it would be cool to have half a dozen egg laying chickens. We grew up with chickens but it has been a long time since I have had anything but eggs bought in a store. I was a little shocked when I cracked them open and the yolks were a brilliant orange. Like what? I know eggs from free range chickens can be more on the orange side but I just didn’t expec... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:30:16 EST Whole30ing – Day 8 (Monday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757808 Wow! Day 8! Week two…. I have gotten into a groove in what I can eat and what to have for meals. Issue is trying to get those foods….. <BR> <BR> If there was ever a day I wanted to stress eat, it would be today. Right now in MA, NH and ME there is a major grocery store boycott involving 71 stores and of course there are 3 of them in my city of 60,000 and I shop at one of them. Not getting into details, it is now very, very hard to grocery shop. The other grocery chains are mobbed and ... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:34:38 EST Whole30ing – Day 7 (Sunday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757456 I subscribe to the Whole30 site’s daily Whole30 newsletter. It is sent out each day in the wee hours of the morning with thoughts and helpful hints for that particular day of the Whole30 day. Today’s Day 7 had a blurb on Cheating. An appropriate subject for the first weekend and especially for the weekend I have been having. They talked about tweaking the program and acknowledged that some do still put cream in their coffee or have a glass of wine. But they indicate that you are only che... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 10:14:05 EST Whole30ing – Day 6 (Saturday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756976 I started off the day doing my “official” weigh in and saw I had lost almost 3 pounds for the week (of which 5 days were on Whole30). <em>244</em> The “rules” of the Whole30 program state not to get on the scale for the entire 30 days. That is one rule that will be broken. I not only weigh my self daily but I do a recorded weigh in on Saturdays and that will not change. I was elated to see that the scale was moving in a direction I like and with an extra spring in my step I ventured off... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 15:50:47 EST Whole30ing – Day 5 (Friday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755930 I cannot believe it is Day 5 and I am still hanging in! <em>104</em> Usually after the third day I have waved the white flag and dug into a bowl of mac and cheese. Not that I haven’t been tempted. Lord knows I have been. But I think writing these blogs is keeping me in line. I have to fess up any missteps. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> My upcoming challenge is the weekend (as it is for most of us). That is when things tend to fall apart. We have not even got to the DH’s weekend requir... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 19:35:12 EST Whole30ing – Day 4 (Thursday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755627 It was an insane day at work (I work from home). For lunch, in between conference calls, I just grabbed things. Luckily I had salad items ready and could just throw them together along with a couple of drumsticks which basically was a repeat of Wednesday’s lunch. However I did glare into the refrigerator and see foods not on plan and my mind went racing. I did not cave in thankfully. <em>104</em> The key to everything is planning and having things ready I know and I do need to work on th... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 09:13:58 EST Whole30ing – Day 3 (Wednesday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754996 I was catching up on emails the other day and I saw a blog with all types of deviled eggs. I love deviled eggs so I decided I would cook up a batch of eggs and have them on hand to have as part of a meal or even a snack. With a homemade Paleo mayo and other Paleo approved toppings, I knew I could make something tasty. <BR> <BR> One issue I always seem to have when making hard boiled eggs is getting the shells to come off without taking half the egg with it. <em>234</em> I have read num... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 09:55:34 EST Whole30ing - Day 2 (Tuesday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754337 Subtitle: Is it worth stressing the marriage for ¼ cup of corn? <BR> <BR> Sometimes the best laid plans encounter a little snag. <em>40</em> I had my Day 2 planned out for food and it was a good plan. Breakfast and lunch were planned and dinner definitely was planned as it is done the Friday before. Dinner was to be grilled pork chops, roasted potatoes (for DH) and steamed green beans. Then….the call from DH in the afternoon. Call goes as follows.. “hey remember that dish we would m... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 11:37:40 EST Whole30-ing Day 1 (part 2) (Monday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753537 Survived the rest of the day. <em>104</em> Although I had a thought to do the “night time open the refrig and eat anything” around 10pm, I did not and just drank my green tea. I love my cup of tea at night, hot or cold weather. <BR> <BR> I usually drink my coffee black but a couple times during the day I do make what DH and I call “dessert coffee” which is putting cream and sugar in it. This name came about early in our relationship. Anytime we went out to eat, when we ordered dessert... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 10:17:06 EST Whole30-ing: Day 1 (Monday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753066 Today I started doing the Paleo Whole30 program. No sugar, dairy, alcohol, grains, beans, processed food or baked foods for 30 days. I need to get back on eating in way that my body feels good. It hasn’t felt good lately. I have been eating a lot of carbs and processed junk food and have allowed myself to do it. And I feel awful. So I need to change this. <BR> <BR> I like eating the Paleo way and feel good when doing it. I started eating that way last fall on and off and but lost focus on... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 16:53:56 EST Becoming an Organ Donor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695039 I recently had to renew my driver’s license. As I worked my way through the online renewal form I came to the question on whether or not I wanted to become an organ donor. Usually I just fly right by this question because I didn’t want to do it. But this time I stopped and I asked myself….well why not? <BR> <BR> I lost a good friend unexpectedly a couple of years ago that was too young to have been taken from us. At the wake and funeral it was mentioned that she was an organ donor and so... Wed, 14 May 2014 15:48:49 EST Remembering the 2013 Boston Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672920 At approximately 2:49pm today, the city of Boston observed a moment of silence. It was the one year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings when 3 people died, one more later in the week and 260 people injured. Being from the Boston area, I watched the ceremonies on TV with heavy heart and tears in my eyes. At 2:49pm on April 15, 2013 our lives were changed. Something that was such a fun event was at that moment changed forever. <BR> <BR> I remember working that day and although I work... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 15:43:32 EST After BTS1, Vacation and the plan for April http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653187 I finished Beyond the Scale round 1 with the last weigh in this past Monday. For the 10 weeks of BTS, I had two goals….to lose 15 pounds and to consistently have 10,000 steps each day. <BR> <BR> When I put that I would lose 15 pounds I did it with tongue in cheek. Ya right I would lose that but I needed to put something. 5 sounded like I was not going to really try and 10 didn't sound right either so I settled on putting 15. Well the first week I lost 6 pounds because I did everything ri... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 11:57:20 EST Thursday laugh break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635261 Just a few winter funnies to get us through today: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l766486592.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1031218483.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1864763916.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l791554111.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:32:17 EST In that moment…I’m always inspired. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634235 I recently stumbled upon Ali Vincent’s, the winner of the Biggest Loser season 5, show and have been catching up on the season. I have to watch it on my iPad as it is not on a station I get on TV. It has worked out better this way anyways as I can get on my treadmill and watch it while I walk and run. Ali has since put back on some of the 112 pounds she lost and we see her as she deals with this and tries to get back on track. <BR> <BR> One of the past week’s episodes had Ali’s mother, Bet... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 10:32:34 EST I am in Power! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633474 The other day I read this from a daily emailed newsletter I subscribe to that is sent out from Jonathan Roche founder of the No Excuses Workout. Part of what he wrote: <BR> <BR> “Just because someone was rude enough to talk you down when you were younger does not mean they deserve to keep robbing you of your happiness. <BR> <BR> Don't let the rude comments from a coach, teacher, parent or anyone else from your youth rob you of today and tomorrow's victories! <BR> <BR> When you let hurtf... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:12:34 EST Goal Board Reviewing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629363 On my Start page I have set up my goals under the section Goal Board Check-In. Every morning as part of my routine I click the button that "I Reviewed My Goal Board". The thing is….most days I don’t review it. I click the button so I can get my points and go on my merry way. HAD I been reviewing it I would have noticed that instead of putting “I will get InTENTIONAL cardio 4 days a week” I put I InterNATIONAL cardio. <em>40</em> Say what? What is even international cardio? Runni... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:17:33 EST Going for Gold! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628171 Another Beyond the Scale Pink Pirates challenge for this week is to go for a gold, silver or bronze medal by doing applicable activities for each. I decided to go for the gold and did the knee marches, push-ups, and jumping jacks (all with one of my dogs jumping up and down with me…that was a challenge in itself). <em>320</em> I tracked all my meals, ate my fruits and veggies, drank my water, wrote a blog. I was going for gold. Part of the gold was 60 minutes of cardio which I knew I c... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 09:48:27 EST Kind, Smart, Important http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627316 For anyone that has seen the movie “The Help” the three words…kind, smart and important…may sound familiar. Aibileen, the “help” says this phrase to the young girl in her charge, Mae Mobley. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1461965599.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As part of the Beyond The Scale Pink Pirate challenge group, one of our past weekend challenges included meditating. One afternoon during this challenge time, I had taken one of my dogs for a walk and due to h... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 11:40:16 EST When things break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625602 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l311972693.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Being part of the Beyond the Scale Pink Pirates challenge team has motivated me. I became focused on losing the weight that just hadn’t wanted to leave me. I tracked all my food….every bite, lick and taste. I wore my SP activity tracker and tried to get as many steps and calories burned as I could. I went to the gym. I braved my cold basement to get on the treadmill. I put on YouTube music videos and danced to them... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 14:18:07 EST Dear Skippy Reduced Fat Chunky Peanut Butter: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618798 Dear Skippy Reduced Fat Chunky Peanut Butter: <BR> <BR> You and I must sadly part ways. It may be only for a short time but for now I need to bid you adieu. You have been a good friend to me in times when I needed just a little scoop but sometimes you are just too clingy….to my hips, my stomach….well all of me. My addiction to your friendship is strong and I do hope that our parting does not cause you great suffering. <BR> <BR> I know that we have already had times of not being together.... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 16:47:46 EST FEBRUARY = FOCUS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5610164 January is almost done and although I started the month out strong, last week I started to fizzle out in keeping my stride going. And why? Because I had a bad day at work and all the feelings of negative self-worth came floating to the top. I went back to my previous coping mechanisms of comfort food, not exercising and negative thoughts. In three weeks, I had lost almost 10 pounds. More than I have in recent times and I could not let that find me again. I needed to get back on track. Wo... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 11:45:40 EST Because it’s too hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594808 Last week I went to my first spinning class with a friend of mine. I have always wanted to try it but because of a car accident a few years ago and hurting my tail bone I have avoided it. I had not been able to go on the bikes at the gym for very long because my tail bone would hurt. However in the past few years it has felt better so I decided 2014 was the time to try it. So last Friday at 10am in the morning, my friend and I climbed on the bikes in a spinning class at our gym and for the n... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 13:48:53 EST Ready for 2014! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582061 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1305432871.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I just saw this recently and I think I will make it my motto for 2014. Cause it does not matter really what I do for the time between Thanksgiving and Christmas...IF for the rest of the year I have eaten healthy and exercised. <BR> <BR> My concentration should be the other 11 months and not the month where I may go to a party or two or on Thanksgiving and Christmas I eat more than I should. If my head is not in... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 16:14:02 EST The P word....PLANNING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575436 I know to be successful I need to plan out my meals. The trouble is I am not consistent with doing this. Dinners are planned... on Friday afternoons/nights my husband and I talk about what is coming up for us in the next week and what we want for dinner meals. I then have an erasable board where I write down our dinners for the week. Not only does this avoid the "oh what do you want to eat tonight?", it also determines the shopping list for when I do the grocery shopping on Saturday morning. ... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:41:03 EST Winter's a coming... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5545258 Yesterday it was 67 degrees here in Massachusetts. Today it is 41 degrees. Burrrrrrr. I used to like the cold weather and found it invigorating. As I get older....not so much. I cannot believe it is Thanksgiving next week and then 4 weeks later Christmas. And with all this that white stuff comes. So not ready. Especially since my dog walking coat's zipper bit the dust last winter and so I need a new one. <BR> <BR> Today I was suppose to have a 6:30am conference call for work but it got resch... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 12:43:51 EST Carbo loading for the race http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5544445 <em>312</em> Oh wait....I am not running a race. If I was running a race, I definitely would be all set with preparing for it with the carbo loading part. But...I am not. I am just eating a lot of carbs lately. Yesterday I did not feel well, so as always, I turned to comfort foods. My main comfort food buddy is mac and cheese. That was pretty much what I ate yesterday....mac and cheese. Today I was still not feeling quite up to par so I laid down at lunchtime and was watching The Chew... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 15:11:49 EST Sometimes it's just a sad day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5541259 Today I just feel sad. It's a combination of things and is triggered by my father having health issues. Yesterday the pick (not sure how that is spelled) thing in his arm delivering antibotics right into his blood for the blood infection moved. They did an xray at the rehab nursing home to see if it moved out of place and could not be used. If they could not use that one then they would need to put another one it. Well the xray didn't come back as clear as they needed it to be so today he ha... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:55:29 EST Being Spark Motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540227 Last week I ordered and received the Spark Activity Tracker. <em>546</em> I felt I needed the motivation to move. Previously I had the Weight Watchers Active Link and it was a contest with myself to get the most points from activity up and above my day to day activity. The WW ActiveLink kept falling off and one day my fear of losing it actually happened. One of my dogs decided to escape from my fenced in backyard (I had the gate opened an inch to get the wheelbarrow on the other side and ... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 14:23:40 EST Doing the best I can http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533106 I faithfully log onto Sparkpeople.com everyday. I click for my daily Sparkpoints. I read the articles to get the points. I log my water and exercise so I get more points. I strive to reach 25 points so I can get the bonus points. But.....that is all I do. I lurk. I try to get as many points but I lurk. Every Monday I seem to start all over again with my eating plan for the week. And I started going to Weight Watchers once again after not going and cancelling my membership. But...I don't d... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 16:18:41 EST Wiping out the past http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4802990 Today I went back to Weight Watchers after a few months off. Well actually I think I have been off for a few years. I started (okay again..) back in July 2004 and for a few years worked on hitting that magic number of 50 pounds. I was within a pound of that but in 2008 starting slipping. My life changed a bit when my husband started working a new job and instead of nights now worked days. I didn't have the control I had before when it was just me for 5 nights planning meals just for one. Now ... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 18:06:16 EST On my way... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4684885 Today I signed up to do a Zumba class on Thursdays. It is part of the non credit courses offered by the community college in town. It runs for 6 weeks and there are two more sessions that follow that I could also sign up for. Two reasons I did not at this time...$$ and also I wanted to get a feel for the leader and venue. <BR> <BR> The gym I belong to also offers classes (at an additional cost) and I took 2 different ones for one night but they have one small room with no ventilation and to... Mon, 16 Jan 2012 16:35:04 EST I know how to do this... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4679051 I know how to do this....track my food, eat more fruits and veggies, exercise, get enough sleep....but I just don't. Why?? I have been in such a frump the past few years. Talk about no motivation. Start a healthy plan (I am trying not to say diet <em>40</em> ) on Monday and by Wednesday, maybe Thursday, I am raiding the cupboards for anything. <BR> <BR> One of my issues is that I work from home. Like I won't leave the house for a whole week especially if I do not go to the gym to work o... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 20:02:57 EST Run (?) in the park - C25K W2D1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4320315 Since it has been raining the past few days I have not gone to the park to do my C25K sessions. I am trying to do it on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays. Got the Monday one in but because it was raining on Wednesday morning those voices in my head decided not to even get on the treadmill and do it so I took the day “off”. Thursday came and again the rain and again those voices. But the voices also told me I did need to get the running in at some point during the day since the 5K is only a l... Fri, 24 Jun 2011 14:32:44 EST Run (?) in the park - C25K W1D3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4311005 I missed my park run on Friday due to a conference call I needed to be on for work. I didn't think I would make it back in time so I did not get my W1D3 in. This weekend was outside work so did not get it in then either. <BR> <BR> So today knowing I only have 3 weeks left until the 5K, I was torn about just jumping ahead to W2D1 or just doing W1 again. Thankfully I chose W1 again. Talk about sluggish today! By the time I ended the podcast for W1 I was not as far around the loop as I usual... Mon, 20 Jun 2011 15:18:17 EST Run (?) in the park - C25K W1D2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4303003 Yesterday morning the alarm went off at 5:50am and my mind said 5 minutes more. After 3 of those 5 minutes more I started telling myself that I could skip today and maybe, just maybe get on the treadmill to do C25K W1D2 sometime during the day. WHAT????? Not starting that attitude again!!! Luckily I did not listen to myself and at 6:15am I rolled out of bed and got dressed. <BR> <BR> I first have to walk my 2 dogs and the older one had nothing more on the agenda than to sniff every blade o... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 14:49:04 EST Baby Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2831660 <BR> Last week was my yearly physical and along with that the blood work they do. My cholesterol has been high the past few years and this year I knew would be no different. My first obstacle however was the scale. I wore my lightest clothes and prayed for the best. 15 pounds gained since last year…ugh. Not a surprise but still an ugh. At this point I have gained back 40 of the 50 pounds I had lost 5 years ago. <BR> <BR> My husband said he would help me change my habits and would jo... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 16:19:01 EST Start date - June 1st!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2109954 I have been very lax the past few years and have seen 20+ pounds come back of the almost 50 I had lost. So I have picked a day to recommit myself. I picked June 1st since it fell on a Monday and don't we always start diets on Mondays? So how perfect! June 1st is also the last session I have with my trainer. After two years of going and putting back on the weight (no fault of the trainer) and the budget issues, I have ended my trainer sessions. I still belong to the gym though and need to foc... Sun, 31 May 2009 17:19:11 EST