JUNESHOPE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JUNESHOPE JUNESHOPE'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/ To busy to track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984573 <em>198</em> Ug...I've been so busy with my daughter's first day of school, I haven't tracked for about 3 days now. <BR> <BR> <em>301</em> I think I've been doing fine with the 'eyeball' method, but it still worries me. <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> I've decreased my weigh-ins to once a week now. <BR> <BR> <em>150</em> Hopefully once a good schedule has been achieved with her school stuff, I will be able to track again on the computer. For now, I'll just try to start writing it ... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 14:17:08 EST Another POUND Bites the Dust! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983790 <em>353</em> Happy Dance <BR> <BR> The weight is continuing to come off, and that makes me so happy. I'm staying on this no matter what, but it is so encouraging to see the weight coming off. <BR> <BR> I know there will be periods when the weight will plateau at times, but I also know that sticking with this, is the only way to see results. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> It's happening and I'm not stopping this time. Someday I WILL be adding my story to the success list. <BR> <BR> <e... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 11:23:50 EST Blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5981534 <em>195</em> I blog almost every day just because it keeps me focused. <BR> <BR> <em>535</em> I'm happy that I'm losing weight, and I know how fast time flies, so even if it takes over a year to reach goal, when I finally reach it, it will seem like I just started yesterday. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> And I always remind myself that I won't have to wait until I reach goal to enjoy it. Especially when I get to 190-200 I will be able to wear a size 18, and being in average size clothes... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 13:14:07 EST 20 lbs down! yeah!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980829 <em>208</em> 20 lbs down total, 15 lbs down since restart on June 12th. So I'm pretty happy that calorie counting is working, and the SP food tracker makes it so easy. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Last year on December 3rd, I was at 244...(which I gained all back)..., but instead of seeing the negative, I choose to see the positive and say that since I'm at 248 now, I'm ahead of last year, because by December 3rd, I should be even lower than last year...AND THIS TIME I'M NOT GAINING IT BACK!... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 11:04:51 EST Daughter starting school http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5979863 <em>90</em> Well, my daughter is getting ready to start school on Tuesday. Life is going to be soooooo different starting next week. It's Pre-K, but it's still 5 full days. 7:50-3:00. <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> Right now we sleep till 8:00, and I don't go to bed until around midnight. Having to get up at 6:00 am, will cut that whole routine out for sure! <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> The only benefit from it is that it'll probably kick my weight loss progress up a little. <BR> <BR> I'... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 21:56:19 EST Broke through!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978869 Yeah!!! I finally broke out of the 250's and now in the 240's. whew! <BR> <BR> 260's....-GONE <BR> 250'S.... GONE! <BR> now in the 240's!! ... and NOT FOR LONG! <em>9</em> (HEY I MADE A RHYME!) LOL Sun, 16 Aug 2015 10:46:39 EST Running Total http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978414 <em>192</em> Running Totals of my weight loss. <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Heaviest: 268 <BR> Current weight: 250 <BR> <BR> (2014) 268-265 3 lbs <BR> <BR> (2015) (restart on June 12th) <BR> 6/12 - 7/12 (265-254) 11 lbs <BR> 7/12 - 8/12 (254-250) 4 lbs <BR> 8/12 - -1 lbs so far (as of 8/16) Sat, 15 Aug 2015 13:08:00 EST Staying within calorie range http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978059 <em>211</em> Staying in calorie range proves to be easier than I thought with the tracker. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> I just hope to see the 240's tomorrow or at least by Sunday. It feels like I've been at 250 forever! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 14 Aug 2015 20:56:19 EST OMGoodiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5977501 <em>473</em> <em>483</em> I was riding in the car with Mom today, and we passed a donut place that my husband and I used to get donuts at, several times a week. We also used to eat pizza, sometimes 3-4 times a week. (always getting 2 larges each time) I know.... OMG right? <BR> <BR> <em>2</em> It's hard to to think of just how poorly we were eating. It's actually embarrassing to confess to. <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> But now all that is behind me. Also behind me is high blood... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 21:45:17 EST Fitness Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5976334 Accountability. <BR> <BR> <em>387</em> I just set my food & fitness tacker to be available on my own spark page for anyone to see. I think it will diffidently hold me accountable to work-out more. That's my most challenging part of this program. <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> I've learned that as long as I keep my calories under 1,500 calories, I lose weight. If I go over that, I don't. If I keep it closer to 1,300 calories, I lose the most weight. <BR> <BR> <em>362</em> I'm sur... Wed, 12 Aug 2015 00:31:33 EST Movie food...yuck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974133 <em>272</em> Well, went to the movies with my Mom & Daughter to see "Shaun the Sheep". Cute movie. It's Just like watching a 'silent film'....not ONE WORD spoken in the whole movie. It was very interesting. <BR> <BR> <em>477</em> However, Mom wanted a movie hot dog, and I hadn't had lunch either, so I got one too, (makes it more fun for her...nobody wants to eat alone.) plus popcorn and a cappuccino. <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> So after the movie we went to Hobby Lobby and walked... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 11:27:28 EST On my way... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973687 <em>387</em> I pulled up my weigh-in report using spark, and since 2010 I have been yo-yoing between 268-233. My lowest at one point was 233, which I had forgotten about. Boy, if I would have stayed on my program back then, I would be long at goal by now. <BR> <BR> <em>2</em> It's really a shame to see how many years I have been doing this, and that I'm still in that same weight range. <BR> <em>442</em> Last December, 2014, I was down to 244. I was doing so well, and then Chri... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 12:14:51 EST Burn while you sleep. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972856 (tip from Spark) Johns Hopkins researchers found that while aerobic exercise burns more calories at the time you are exercising, your metabolism returns to normal about 30 minutes after you finish your workout. Individuals who perform strength training, however, elevate their metabolisms (burn more calories) for two hours after their workouts end. <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> I never have an issue with sleeping. Doing a little strength training before bed, might keep some people up. <BR> ... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 23:04:54 EST Food taste soooo good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972294 <em>550</em> <em>4</em> Since I have been eating "clean", food is starting to taste sooooo much better. <BR> <BR> <em>492</em> I just had a fabulous dinner!! And it was so simple. Normandy blend of steamed veggies, salmon, and couscous. But it all tasted amazing. <BR> <BR> <em>474</em> Today I was about to reach for chocolate ice cream, but instead my hand went to 1/2 of a grapefruit I had in the fridge. OMGoodness, that was so good. As I was eating it, I was thinking to... Tue, 4 Aug 2015 23:22:38 EST seeing my calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5971541 <em>17</em> I've really began to crack down on my tracking, and using the spark daily food tracker, I see just where calories can sneak in. Little sneakers!! <BR> <BR> <em>387</em> This is truly motivating me to work harder to stay within my range. It's much easier to plan ahead, and stick to what I've already logged, than it is to track it 'after the fact'. <BR> <BR> <em>145</em> becoming a new me. <BR> <BR> Mon, 3 Aug 2015 17:04:18 EST earn 500 points http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970996 If you haven't done this yet, I highly recommend it. I saw it, and decided to do it for the quick 500 points, but once I was going through it, I was very happy I did. <BR> <BR> Spark people offers so many different avenues to increase weight loss and motivation. I'm motivated even more, just after reading all the things this website offers, that I wasn't taking advantage of. <BR> <BR> Check it out: (hope this link will work). It's not just for new members, like it sounds, it's for an... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 20:15:03 EST I'm in LOVE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970569 <em>129</em> I just discovered the Spark recipe-calculator... IT IS WONDERFUL! I can type in any made up recipe, that I've concocted, and it will tell me all the nutritional values & calories. It's amazing. <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-calcu<BR>lator.asp </link> <BR> <BR> <em>17</em> After keying in my favorite meals, I've discovered that I am not eating enough calories. However, I also discovered that my smoothies are waaaaay more calories than I ever expec... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 01:03:16 EST stuck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970336 <em>198</em> Ug....I'm stuck between 253-254...driving me insane! <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> I'm trying to not be to bothered by it because of this months prescriptions for the pneumonia I've had.....which I AM FINALLY OVER!! I know they caused water weight, and the steroids caused weight gain as well. BUT STILL!! NOT EVEN 1 POUND....REALLY???? <BR> <BR> <em>208</em> "Non Scale Victory" NSV is that my blood pressure is normal! It hasn't been there in years. I wasn't pre-hyperten... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 14:53:04 EST Cutting my hair! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967574 <em>67</em> <em>259</em> ARRRGG...it' so hot. I do like the look of my long hair, but it's so sticky hot that I just can't stand it. I've never had such long hair before, it goes down past my bar-strap now. So I'm kind of stoked that I FINALLY grew my hair out!!!.....BUT I CAN'T STAND HOW HOT IT IS. I just live with it up in a pony tail....what good is that?...just gives me a headache. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> I really do hate to cut i off, and just don't see how these young girls ... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 18:57:54 EST what a difference http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966450 <em>204</em> I wrote a week or so ago that I was noticing my face in the mirror seemed to glow with good health. <BR> <BR> <em>551</em> I thought it was just from healthy eating. I also had not been eating any bread. I had decided earlier this week to add small amounts of bread/wheat back into my diet. I noticed my rosacea was flaring up, and my cheeks were all red again. That's when I realized that my face hadn't been red and that is why I thought my face looked so healthy previo... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 13:21:44 EST low calorie/low carb cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965156 Just wanted to share something that my Mom brought over today. She got them from Marshalls. <BR> <BR> They only have 60 calories for 7 wedges (cookies), and only 12 carbs. <BR> <BR> They are fairly large wedges too... and yes 7 is a serving! <BR> <BR> They are very light, lightly sweet, lemon flavor. They taste really good. (wafer type cookie) <BR> <em>254</em> <em>469</em> They go really good with a cup of tea. <BR> <BR> And for 60 calories with 12 carbs, you can't beat ... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 23:00:06 EST a clean house http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964899 <em>436</em> I love a clean house.... and I actually enjoy cleaning to a certain point.... but for some reason, I put it off until even I can't stand it anymore... LOL It's a really strange cycle. <em>435</em> <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> The one great benefit of needing to clean all day, is that I usually lose weight while doing it. When I have my 'full day clean-days', I always weigh-in a pound or 2 less the next day. That's a pretty good motivator to clean my house.. LOL But stil... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 12:13:35 EST OMG...the whiskey cake from http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964542 <em>4</em> Went out to lunch with my Mom today. She wanted to go to a restaurant called "Whiskey Cake". They are known for their roasted veggies, and of course their Whiskey Cake. I told her I would love to have some roasted veggies, but I wasn't going to eat any cake. <BR> <BR> Well, I reach to get my credit card to pay for our meals, both ordered nice healthy baked fish, and then she tells me she's not done yet. So what does she do??...she orders Whiskey Cake. <BR> <BR> <em>35... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 21:13:20 EST Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964120 Monday & Friday <BR> <em>354</em> - Zumba (LA Fitness) <BR> <BR> Tuesday & Thursday <BR> <em>237</em> - Aqua-fit (water aerobics) (LA Fitness) <BR> <BR> Monday - Friday <BR> <em>307</em> Walk-away-the-Pounds with Leslie Sandstone DVD <BR> <em>328</em> & weight training (at home) <BR> <BR> Getting Fit! <em>362</em> <BR> Tue, 21 Jul 2015 01:51:29 EST Things are changing..and that's ok. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963921 <em>204</em> The last few days when I've looked in the mirror, I've noticed my face looks more pure & clear. I just thought I was having a couple of 'good' days. But when I got up today, and looked in the mirror again, that 'look' is still there. I'm not thinking about it when I glace in the mirror, I usually just look up for a second, then go about my way, but these past few days I've actually caught myself doing a 'double take'... That's when I put it all together and realized that m... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 18:49:21 EST maintaning while sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961798 <em>527</em> Blasted walking pneumonia. I've had 2 steroid shots, and am also on a number of other medications. I have another follow-up doctor appointment tomorrow to go over blood work. I'll probably be given another breathing treatment since my lungs still sound awful. <BR> <BR> <em>273</em> The doctor is trying not to use oral steroids with me because it causes weight gain, but I don't think the z-pack is helping, so he may wind up putting me on prednisone tomorrow. <BR> <BR... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 14:57:54 EST low blood sugar...scary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960148 <em>467</em> I'm not counting carbs, I'm just not eating pasta or wheat, and not a lot of grains, like rice. My carbs mainly come from fruit, veggies & what's in dairy. <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> However, for the past few days I began having pretty bad dizzy spells, and yesterday started feeling quite nauseous while in the car with my Mom. It was getting pretty bad so I started to think of the carbs I had eaten, and realized that I most likely wasn't eating enough carbs, so I quickly tol... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 13:21:33 EST FINALLY! 254! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959077 <em>224</em> It feels like I've been at 255 forever... but actually I weighed in at 255 on July7th, and today, the 11th, I hit 254. For some reason it just seemed longer than it actually took. <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> But I am very pleased to be on the 'lower' side of the 250's....which means that the 240's are just around the corner! <BR> <BR> <em>44</em> So 1 pound down during the week of my daughter's 4th birthday, and my husband's hospitalization, is a nice surprise to receiv... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:08:34 EST Husband in Hospital http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958514 <em>234</em> So it's been a whirwind for a couple of days. My hubby fell on the racquetball court & broke his wrist/arm. <BR> <BR> It was broken in a way that it could not be reset, so they had to go in and do surgery and put a plate & screws in. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> My husband is a TERRIBLE patient! He's sweet as can be, but if he's in pain....forget about it! LOL. "Give me my water.....turn down the air.....get me pain meds....etc. etc". But I know in that much pain, the p... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 09:29:08 EST staying on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957498 <em>44</em> I got through my daughter's birthday party with success. I only ate 1 small piece of cake, and froze the leftovers for a treat on occasion, & for my daughter's sweet tooth. <BR> <BR> <em>480</em> I had about 2 bites of pizza...it wasn't good, so it wasn't hard to say no to it.. It was at chucky cheeses, but luckily they had a salad bar, which turned out to be really good. <BR> <BR> <em>205</em> It's actually been almost 1 month since I began my "restart", and I've ... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 11:32:56 EST My 1st attempt at cake decorating. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957282 So I made my daughter's birthday cake. This is my 1st attempt at cake decorating. I had crooked lines all over the place, but over all..I guess it did the job. LOL I had a very small piece, and the left overs went into the freezer for occasional treats. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8452d0e1-cc86-43d6-a2f7-60cfa77377d5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fd6caa98-bd8e-41b4-bf7f-515260b3c319.jpg"> Wed, 8 Jul 2015 02:15:28 EST shedding the pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956922 <em>9</em> <em>192</em> The scale is continuing to go down and it's filling me with more & more motivation. <BR> <BR> <em>90</em> <em>19</em> <em>179</em> <em>409</em> <em>410</em> <em>44</em> Today is my daughter's 4th birthday. Last night I was up until midnight making her layered cakes to decorate today. I hope it turns out cute. I've never made a tiered cake before. It smelt sooooooo good while all of them were baking. I made a few cupcakes too, but I didn't... Tue, 7 Jul 2015 11:58:08 EST July one...making it fun. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953894 <em>283</em> <em>530</em> <em>298</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <em>249</em> So It's July 1st... A NEW MONTH <BR> <BR> <em>76</em> Holiday's always bring on weight loss challenges... tons of food & drinks. Fourth of July cookies, ice cream, cakes, ribs, rolls, and alcohol. <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> Extra planning & portion control is an important tool for holiday's like this. Fresh fruit, healthy nuts, and limiting to 1 alcoholic drink will work for me. The protein part is no pro... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:39:28 EST 9 lbs down for the month of JUNE. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953614 <em>4</em> Went out to eat lunch today at a very fattening place. But found a grill 'bowl' on the menu and ordered it. Turned out to be absolutely wonderful. One of the best things I've had in a restaurant in a long time. <BR> <BR> <em>58</em> I left feeling so good with the choice, knowing I didn't blow the diet, and can eat out and still LOVE it.. It seemed so natural when I was looking at the menu, to order something healthy. My body doesn't want to 'feel yucky' anymore after... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 23:16:40 EST Staying Strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952467 <em>361</em> <em>535</em> <em>534</em> In the Midst of a lot of family visiting for an extended visit, I have found myself challenged by the food choices they continue to want to make for their time here. We're in San Antonio TX....they want good Mexican & good BBQ! LOL and of course pizza & desserts. <BR> <BR> <em>36</em> The good news is that I haven't been fazed a bit. I let them make their choices, and then I find a healthy alternative WITHOUT EVEN BRINGING ATTENTION IT I... Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:26:31 EST Down 8 lbs since restart! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950739 <em>244</em> Down 8 lbs since my restart earlier this month! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Noooooo <em>227</em> ING Me! Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:57:10 EST Poison http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949476 <em>341</em> <BR> Walking down the isle's at the grocery store, and seeing foods that I used to eat that did nothing but make me gain weight & feel terrible, just made me think about how toxic they are, and that they are truly poison to me. <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>491</em> <em>45</em> I'm trying to retrain my eating habits. Every time I want something sweet, I'm making myself reach for raw fruit. I'm planning that this will reset the switch in my head, that... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 23:24:44 EST Another great day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947771 Healthy Eating <em>551</em> <BR> a little walking <em>313</em> <BR> <BR> Good Choices make for a guiltless head & a good nights sleep. <BR> <BR> Staying strong and doing it right! <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> NOT <em>521</em> ... but ...I AM doing it! <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> Fri, 19 Jun 2015 13:19:20 EST Is feeling great, strong & determined. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947244 <em>104</em> I have been feeling great. The more the weight comes off, the better I feel, and the more I want to stay on track. <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> Yesterday I looked at my weight charts on SP that showed all my weigh-ins since 2010. From 2010-to now, my weight has fluctuated between 233-268..over & over again. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> I AM SOOOOO READY TO BE OUT OF THE 200'S. There is no looking back. Seeing all those years honestly put it into prospective for me. When I wa... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 13:15:04 EST Clarity already! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945739 <em>224</em> I've only been back on the low carb plan for a couple of days, but already feel so much clarity & energy. <BR> <BR> <em>353</em> It's amazing how much more energy I have when I don't eat starchy carbs, like bread & pasta. I expected it after a week or two, but after just a few days it's amazing. <BR> <BR> I'm so glad to be back on this plan. No acid relux or heart burn, feels great! <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> LOVING IT! Mon, 15 Jun 2015 20:25:01 EST free diet books http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944506 Did you know you can get free entire book downloads from amazon, for weightloss stuff? (maybe other subjects too, I've just always looked up health/diet stuff) <BR> <BR> (do not click 'kindleunlimted'...you have to pay a monthly service for that.) <BR> <BR> To get free books, follow these directions: <BR> <BR> Once on the amazon sight........, <BR> 1) click the drop down menu on the search bar & choose 'books'. <BR> 2) type key word like 'low carb', 'atkins', 'diet', etc. and click se... Sat, 13 Jun 2015 14:37:57 EST Great Success Stories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944477 Great success stories with "Walk-Away-the-Pounds" DVD's. <BR> <BR> Scroll down and see all the stories listed underneath the "submit your story" bar. Lots of motivational before & after photos. <BR> <BR> <link>www.walkathome.com/success-story/ </link> Sat, 13 Jun 2015 13:09:59 EST So I am now at 49.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943501 <em>535</em> Oh how time flies..... <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> I had to actually use the calculator to see how old I really am... My husband is always upping my age by a year, so he can say I am 2 yrs old than him... So I double checked on the calculator to see how old I really am.... LOL Once, for the whole year, I thought I was a year older, until my birthday when I used the calculator and found out I was just turning that old.. I could have killed him! LOL <BR> <BR> So I am 49 with ... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 13:02:05 EST being left out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943218 Family came to visit and 'they' enjoyed playing together and going to Sea World, going swimming, etc., <BR> <em>312</em> <em>342</em> <em>361</em> <em>363</em> <em>185</em> <BR> and then theirs me..... <em>15</em> feeling huge... staying home because these activities just are not fun for me at this size. <BR> <BR> <em>90</em> My 3yr old actually caught an upper respiratory infection, so I got to stay home with her, without much humiliation. <BR> <BR> However, it wou... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 00:47:26 EST Good link with easy to read pictures. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930509 <em>272</em> This link is a pictorial with short easy explanations on each picture of why carbs cause weight gain & a rise in Triglyceride levels. <BR> <BR> It's been a help to me. After you click onto it, just click onto the top of the first picture, and that will blow it up, then just scroll down from there. <BR> <BR> <link>blogs-images.forbes.com/bethhoffman/<BR>files/2012/02/Carbs_Are_Killing_You.png </link> Tue, 19 May 2015 00:14:40 EST Before & After pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930191 Sadly, not of weight loss, but of my backyard! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/968f574d-9b23-43ba-9817-433803c9b887.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b53a8a4b-e920-4793-b2b4-bcf27fe46344.jpg"> <BR> Before Photos: <BR> <BR> AFTER PHOTOS: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d9bdd8ba-1557-46ef-abbd-32b17543ffc2.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0871eea7-a59d-4827-b881-fe3838cd8701.jpg"> <B... Mon, 18 May 2015 12:58:49 EST Eating Crow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930167 <em>40</em> Well, that sounds pretty gross. But it means fessing up. I did lose a pound a couple of weeks ago, but since then, I've gained 2. <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> back up to 261. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Why am I having such a hard time with this? Weight loss has never been so hard before. <BR> <BR> I've got my backyard looking great. I can't believe that soooo much work didn't yield more weight loss. But truth be told, I've been eating horrible. <BR> <BR... Mon, 18 May 2015 12:18:19 EST Gaining my life back while losing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922050 <em>55</em> <em>192</em> <BR> So it's been a long 'break', but I'm finally back on track. <em>435</em> <BR> <BR> I am feeling stronger daily and more confident about staying in a healthy lifestyle. <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> <em>319</em> <em>301</em> It's my new life, and after a couple of weeks, this new way of life will become a natural habit. <BR> <BR> <em>58</em> I'm educating myself of healthy eating, and what foods have benefits for weight loss and good health.... Sun, 3 May 2015 22:10:20 EST Interesting Facts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921581 <em>469</em> Facts about the benefits of Honey (with warm water) <BR> <link>www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/<BR>9-benefits-honey-water-you-never-knew.<BR>html </link> <BR> <BR> Benefits of eating a diet without limiting fat. (except no transfats) <BR> <link>www.lifehack.org/articles/lifestyle/<BR>the-5-surprising-benefits-eating-more-<BR>fat.html?utm_content=buffer29e3b&utm_m<BR>edium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&ut<BR>m_campaign=buffer </link> <BR> <BR> For Cellulite Reducti... Sun, 3 May 2015 00:08:17 EST Yum...for low carbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915490 6 More Ways to Use Cauliflower Instead of Carbs; CLICK LINK BELOW <BR> <BR> <link>tiphero.com/6-more-ways-to-use-cauli<BR>flower-instead-of-carbs/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> AND HERE IS 1 OF THEM! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l879674299.jpg"> Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:01:22 EST