JOY2425's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JOY2425 JOY2425'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/ One Month's Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4731318 1) I have returned and tuned in <BR> 2) Doing better at taking my vitamins...still am <BR> 2) Back to the gym >2x per week....yes 1 to 2 <BR> 3) Found that yoga pigeon type poses and pyramid really helped my knees and hips and practicing at home a few times. <BR> 4) Learned I still get overconfident: when I begin to lose wt., I relax my resolve and give in. Or it could be that I really am ok where I am at....perhaps do not have a real resolve, but only a "keep it in check, but not really to l... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 20:58:50 EST This weekend - Eating Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4682878 I will rate my weekend from 1-5....3 <BR> <BR> NOTE FOR NEXT WEEK: PLAN!!!!!! <BR> <BR> PLANNING IS IMPORTANT DURING TIMES THAT ARE MOST DIFFICULT. WEEKENDS AND NITES. <em>198</em> Sun, 15 Jan 2012 20:21:52 EST Weekends are for winners http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4681039 Weekends are where we get the "end of the week" exam. Will you pass? I almost gave in to the temptation of buying Klondike bars during my Fri nite grocery run, and believing I was strong enough to eat just one. I have believed that before and consumed all of them by Monday. But I don't want to restrict myself totally, and then perhaps becoming deprived and succumbing in weakness one day with a binge. So, I got a box of Lugi lemon ice/strawberry ice (cups). They are not as tempting as the cho... Sat, 14 Jan 2012 21:51:00 EST The Crafty Ways of the Mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4677181 I was glad that I had reinforced a healthy attitude toward food, to my co-workers when I received a compliment about how good my salad looked. It was scrumptious! I got it at a loca grocery store that sold salad by the pound. When I used to buy this salad, I only extracted from it the lightest items...however, this time I got exactly what I wanted, even though it was $5.99 a pound. I got alot of good greens, favorite selections, then topped it off with some great chunks of turkey! YUM. And I ... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 21:54:12 EST Concentrating your ATTENTION, and your EFFORT, on achieving a particular Outcome! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4672678 ATTENDING TODAY BROUGHT FORTH MY EFFORT. THERE WERE ABOUT 5 CHALLENGES THIS EVENING, WHEN THE CRAVING THOUGHT CAME TO MIND TO GO INTO THE KITCHEN AND SEE WHAT I COULD FIND.......BUT EACH TIME I DID NOT SUCCUMB. THAT WAS THE EFFORT. IT FELT COMPLETELY UNNATURAL TO TELL MYSELF NO. AN OLD PROVERB GOES LIKE THIS: A CROW MAY LAND ON YOUR HEAD, BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO ALLOW HIM TO BUILD A NEST THERE! SO, SHEW AWAY. HE WILL PROBABLY COME BACK AGAIN, USUALLY IN THE EVENINGS. I WILL HAVE TO SHEW HIM AW... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 23:00:17 EST Here I am Again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4670140 CONGRATULATIONS SELF....YOU HAVE NOT QUIT. AND HERE YOU ARE AGAIN. I REMEMBER A FRIEND SAID, "A DIET IS NOT SOMETHING YOU START, IT IS SOMETHING YOU FINISH". <BR> <BR> ~ I HAVE NOT FINISHED YET. LIKE FOCUSING ON THE FINISH LINE...A BEND HERE, A HILL THERE, OOPS, A FLAT STOPPED ME UNTIL I REPAIRED IT SUFFICIENTLY TO CONTINUE THE ROUTE. <BR> <BR> HI! I AM 10 POUNDS TO THE PLUS SINCE I LAST WROTE. IT IS JANUARY 9, 2012. THIS YEAR I HAVE ONCE AGAIN, FOR THE SECOND TIME IN MY LIFE, ESCAPED NEAR... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 23:02:34 EST MY 3 DAY GOALS: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3859928 SHORT TERM GOALS FOR ME FOR 12/23, 24, 25: <BR> <BR> NEXT 3 DAYS: 1800 CAL, <BR> LIMIT OF 2 DESSERTS PER 3 DAYS, <BR> LOG FOOD DAILY <BR> DRINK 8 DAILY <BR> EX 90 TOTAL <BR> <BR> HOW? LOTSA VEGIES, PLAN AHEAD. <BR> FRI: LUNCH ALREADY PLANNED WITH WENDY SALAD, FRUIT FOR SNACK; <BR> DINNER BIRTHDAY: 1/2 SWEET POT AND 1/2 BURGER; ~~EXER A.M.45 <BR> CHRISTMAS: STAY AWAY FRO... Thu, 23 Dec 2010 22:11:07 EST