JUJU3434's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JUJU3434 JUJU3434'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/ Dining out and healthy choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179388 Chose a honey crisp chicken salad for lunch today at uno chicago grill. Just checked the nutrition. 960 calories!!! I need to be more carefull, that is not a very healthy choice. I will check their nutrition guide first next time and not just assume. <BR> Fri, 28 Dec 2012 23:28:54 EST Clothing getting loose! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148173 Since I am only weighing in at dr's visits once a month, I am not sure if I have lost weight. However, I do know my clothing is feeling a little bit on the loose side? Let's hope that is a good sign. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Tue, 27 Nov 2012 09:44:39 EST 4 Wheeling and Rock hounding. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146585 Staying super busy this past week 4 wheeling and rock hounding in the desert in Arizona. This girl is definitely not a couch potato this week. Eating is a bit iffy, but always on my mind and always choosing healthy options when available. Besides, no fast food joints in the desert, so it's mostly what I pack for lunches and protein bars. Sun, 25 Nov 2012 23:55:08 EST Small steps and eating healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136584 Trying to stay on trac today with eating healthy and reaching my 5,000 step goal. 3pm and exceeded my daily step goal. Right where I wanted to be. Still going for a swim tonight and steaming up some great vegi's for dinner. Feeling good and luvin the temps here in Mesa! <BR> <BR> Just a small note added. I seem to be drinking a lot of pop today, not sure why. (yes it is diet pop) <BR> <BR> <em>241</em> Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:05:45 EST WOW!!! Voted featured blog entry :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135596 Thank you, each and everyone. I am honored. I have not been back to check e-mails or blog entries in the past 2 days because we have been exploring the area trails and looking for our next camping spot. I could not believe my eyes when I saw the e-mails for comments! <BR> <BR> So as not to let you down, (and to stay on trac), my small steps for the last 2 day's has been making the right choices at the drive thru windows and packing my lunches and snacks, and I was able to log my food i... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 20:12:10 EST No promises, just small steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133875 Small steps and small goals. That is where I need to start. Reading back on past post it is obvious that I need to work on following through on goals I start. So for now I will just aim for a small goal of 1 week of tracking food entries and walking whenever I have the opportunity. Great day goals of 10,000 steps and average days of 5,000 steps. Walking and step goals are hard to keep when traveling and living in a motorhome. <BR> <BR> We are currently camping in a RV resort in AZ, an... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 10:35:00 EST Here I am back again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4388068 Life gets crazy when we least expect it. But excuses can run on forever. Ready to get back on track. Counting calories and getting Bob and Julian back out. Thought I'd start a ticker for steps walked instead of pounds lost. Maybe two, minutes exercised? We will see. Tue, 26 Jul 2011 18:20:58 EST Who better to kick me in the butt? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3934417 Wow, I love it. Just purchased Biggesgt Loser challenge with Bob and Jillian. I just finished my first workout. Push, push, push. Even though I don't see results on my scale lately. I am still pushing myself and not giving up. No news from the Dr. about my test results. I guess it means nothing to alarming. I seem to have solved my constipation problems. I started to take the ACAI Berry Cleanse a couple days ago. What a relief..... <BR> <BR> I have been trying to clear my mind of... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 17:37:09 EST Fully charged! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3903221 Today I feel fully charged. Yesterday is behind me and I am moving on. It is 11:30 am and I already have 7,000 steps in and 90 minutes exercise. And mother nature has blessed us with some beautiful snow that needs to be shoveled and snow blown from our 800ft driveway (husband is working 18 hr shift today). A little snack and out the door I go. Burn baby burn! <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> Sat, 8 Jan 2011 11:35:25 EST Dr's appt .. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3901301 Well do I feel like I accomplished nothing today at the Dr's? You bet. I felt like a child lectured about how I eat and should exercise. She never heard a thing I said. I brought a menu sample of what I eat and told her how I exercise. And she picked apart every little thing she could find. Looked at me and said its about calories in and calories out. Well I think 2,500 calories out and 1340 calories in, I should be seeing some results after 2 1/2 months. She said the reason I gain... Fri, 7 Jan 2011 18:11:01 EST Monday's Oh monday's... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3885184 Pretty boring day. No gym, didn't leave home at all. Steps are down today, so I guess back on the treadmill tonight. Starving, can't decide what to eat for dinner. Just feeling lazy and don't want to cook for everyone. Ho hum, now that I've laid a load of self pitty, time to screw my head back on and head to the kitchen. Gym tomorrow. I know maybe I will do a bootcamp video tonight too. <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> Mon, 3 Jan 2011 17:38:43 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3878212 Starting the year out great. Cleaning and prepping food for the week. The scales finally said I lost a little weight <em>244</em> . .7lb Waiting for my Dad to be released from hospital. Dr. said yesterday, he could go home today, however no Dr. showed today to release him. He's ready to walk out. <BR> <BR> Husband has been a great support for me, this past year. And continues into this year. To the gym in the morning. Going to push myself outside my comfort zone. I think I need to... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 20:13:20 EST Checking my thyroid and calcium levels. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3864207 Today I am calling my Dr to make an appointment. I have to look into why I keep gaining weight instead of losing even though I am dieting and exercising. My body aches all the time and has not improved with consistent exercise. <BR> <BR> My husband and I managed to make it to the gym 3x's a week over te holidays. And I did not give up the treadmill either. <BR> <BR> This week I am going to spend regrouping and setting goals and awards for the coming year. And cleaning out the fridge... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 08:26:15 EST Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3833232 Day 8 and doing great 5 miles on the treadmill and ready to hit the gym in the morning after 2.5 on the treadmill. Eating good and feeling good. <em>104</em> <em>244</em> Wed, 8 Dec 2010 22:58:48 EST Day 6 of 31 reflection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3828760 I realized that by counting the days, I am self defeating the mentality," not a diet, a way of life". However, it is the progress of my little goal of staying on track for one month. I took a moment to reflect on that today. I thought can I live like this for the rest of my life? And I said absolutely. I enjoy eating healthy. I love the way I feel physically and mentally. That is what my whole goal is anyway. <BR> <BR> I have to spend some time remembering to take time for myself without gu... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 22:17:11 EST Amazing video http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3824172 I ran across this amazing video of Helen Phillips, season 7's winner of Biggest Loser. It is rather long but what an inspirational video. I was so energized and wow, I had no ideal she was such a great speaker. I will make it a must watch video every time I get discouraged and need the motivation to kick it up a notch or to stay on track. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure if I can do this but here is the link, I hope it works for you and I hope I'm not breaking any rules. http://www.stagnes.org/big... Sat, 4 Dec 2010 19:41:24 EST Cut down my Christmas tree today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3822625 Up early again today. 50 minutes on the treadmill. Then dragged my old man out of bed to go get our Christmas tree. Glad I wore my rubber boots today. The ground was way soggy. We were able to get two trees today. One for us and one for my daughter. They were huge, but I enjoy using the extra greens in my out door decorations. <BR> <BR> Again my husband was in sabotage mode. Just had to stop into that little chineese restaurant downtown. I did fairly well considering they had no... Fri, 3 Dec 2010 22:01:20 EST 2 Days on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3819872 Day 2 on track. I had a long talk with my hubby again about sabotaging and shared my goals. Here we go again right? <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was a little off track because we lost power for 5 hours and I also had to take two cats to the vet. What an adventure that was. I have am 8 yr old cat who is my baby. She does not like to be touched by many others and is very jealous and thinks I belong to her alone. We have a new kitten who was under the weather and needed extra loving from grandm... Thu, 2 Dec 2010 16:10:16 EST Happy Thanksgiving Spark people http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3805119 Happy Thanksgiving to all my new spark people family. An thank you for being there to help and support me on this quest to be healthy and thin. <em>429</em> <em>430</em> <em>426</em> Thu, 25 Nov 2010 08:41:54 EST 3 turkeys and 50lbs of potatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3801298 Getting ready to hit the kitchen for two days of mega cooking. I am cooking and de-boning 3 turkeys for my husband to take to work on turkey day. And then thanksgiving morning I am preparing 50 lbs of potatoes to take over to the big family dinner at my dads house. Yes we do have that big a family. And then I plan to hit the black friday sales starting at midnight, and hopefully the gym in the am (if can get my husband out of bed to meet me there.) So I am pretty confident I will be ... Tue, 23 Nov 2010 09:02:49 EST Staying focused today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3797181 My goal for the day is to stay focused today. Eat only food that remembers where it came from (ie. fruits, vegetable, meat, nuts. No processed). Strive to meet my calorie burn goal. I can do this! <em>306</em> And of course watch Jimmie Johnson win his 5th Nascar title. <em>208</em> Sun, 21 Nov 2010 09:48:14 EST No drama, no stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3728688 Wow, two days no drama or stress. Hope I can get a spark streak for myself going. 30 minutes workout today. feeling good and heading back out to my garden. Wed, 20 Oct 2010 14:17:37 EST My motivation vision and reward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3715947 Today I was on the treadmill and feeling down. I asked myself "why am I here?" I closed my eyes and right away I saw my closet full of nice clothes that I want to be able to wear this winter. I think that that will be a great motivator for me this week. I'll stand in front of my closet and pull out a great looking shirt and think about where I can wear it. Then I will add the reward to my date book. Thu, 14 Oct 2010 20:36:26 EST No gym but hit treadmill http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3713345 Count on my husband to detour my plans for the day. No gym this morning as I expected. So as soon as he slipped out the door for work, I hit the treadmill. 85 minutes for 4 miles broken into 1 mile segments with weight training in between. <em>315</em> Wed, 13 Oct 2010 16:46:50 EST Recovering from flu. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3708104 Feeling better today. It's a nice day and I am able to get outside to work in my gardens. That always makes me feel like a million bucks any day. I was sick last week so I did not get to much exercise in, however being sick I also did not eat to much, I hope. Weigh in tomorrow,... <em>465</em> Mon, 11 Oct 2010 15:20:39 EST Day 2 Flu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3699829 Well Committed to the Biggest loser fall challenge. It started tues and I got the flu on wednesday. Calorie count under control, however exercise on hold. <BR> I will try light exercise and some pool aerobics tomorrow morning. Thu, 7 Oct 2010 16:47:44 EST Week 1/ 6.5lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3694563 God I love week 1's...LOL Hit them scales this morning before heading to the gym and they smiled so pretty for me. I don't care if they are just fluid pounds. They are still gone..... <BR> <BR> 20 minutes on the Eliptical and 20 minutes in the weight room. No swimming today as I forgot my swim suit. Hubby says we can go again tomorrow. <BR> <BR> My daughter brought home a new kitten last night. Man how can some people be so cruel. She said she rescued it from some boys trying to ... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 15:57:05 EST Bodybugg and Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3692329 Had me a great day today. After a really hectic summer. I finally found almost a whole day for myself. I spent the day in one of my gardens preparing it for the winter. Made a suet holder for the woodpeckers. Just enjoyed being outside hanging with my kitty. Found a treadmill for $50, will pick it up after I hit the gym in the morning. Now, for a giant step for me. I will make a pledge to join a team and commit to checking in daily and stay on track. So, please God, give me one event... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 19:36:31 EST Sunshine, Oh sunshine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3364433 I love sunny days. Washed car inside and out. Getting ready for a camping trip. No exercise today. Personal reasons. Gym tomorrow. Stayed on calorie track. Wed, 23 Jun 2010 19:02:13 EST Good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3360904 Good day of motivation. Tomorrow I am attending Zumba Gold at my gym. Today I was on the Elliptical for about 10 minutes. I am out of shape again. It does not take long for me to lose the cardio endurance I build up. I have been out for about 2 months due to 2 surgeries. I swam 6 laps in the pool, and spent a few minutes in the weight room. I did not get a walk in because its raining this evening. Maybe tomorrow night. Spent the rest of the day in my gardens. I did not track food ... Tue, 22 Jun 2010 19:14:17 EST Day 1 of great motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3355378 Day 1, Well no more excuses. I am heading out for a walk after I find the schedule for my gym. I am a member of a great gym and all my husband seems interested in doing is swimming. So I guess its time for me to head out on my own. I think I will set a goal this week to attend 2 Zumba classes. Mon, 21 Jun 2010 10:46:13 EST