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/ Buds & blooms with weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901724 <em>126</em> As spring time appears, and I see buds on all the trees, and flowers blooming everywhere, it gives me a new awareness of starting fresh. <BR> <BR> I worked outside all day yesterday, on my backyard, and I can't wait to work out there more. I have made that "my new healthy hobby"....landscaping my backyard like a southern plantation garden. It will take many hours, and even years, but I think it's a great healthy hobby to have. I want to make it my peaceful haven. <BR> ... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 13:55:16 EST so many irons in the fire. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896713 <em>198</em> I've got so many things going at one time, that my weight loss program seems to be stuck in neutral. <BR> <BR> <em>328</em> I am in the process of getting my home gym up & running, but it all hasn't been delivered yet. <BR> <BR> <em>378</em> <em>379</em> I'm trying to get my yards back in shape, now that spring has sprung, and still working on getting our home settled, after our big move from Seattle to San Antonio. (yes that was in July, but we've been playing ... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 22:03:05 EST Home Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891536 This is HUGE for me. I've wanted a home gym for as long as I can remember. <BR> <BR> I am in the process of setting up a small home gym. It won't have a lot in it, but enough for me. <BR> <em>314</em> Stair stepper <BR> <em>549</em> Mini-tramp <BR> <em>314</em> Elliptical Machine <BR> <em>324</em> Stationary recumbent Bike <BR> <em>328</em> and a weight machine/home gym. <BR> <BR> We have joined up with the YMCA, so occasionally I will go there. But I honestly enjoy... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 06:22:54 EST healthy v.s. unhealthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883781 <em>180</em> <em>45</em> v.s. <em>489</em> <em>486</em> <BR> <BR> I actually enjoy "healthy eating" so much more than "unhealthy eating". So why is it soooo easy to fall back into a rut? CONVENIENCE!! <BR> <BR> Unhealthy food is so freaking convenient. It's fast, it's cheap, and usually finger food, so easy to eat without messing up the kitchen. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> oh brother! It's a love/hate relationship for sure! <BR> <BR> 1 bite of healthy food is soooo yum... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 13:27:57 EST My mission http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880776 <em>149</em> When at Boarders Books the other day, I picked up a book about the works of Mother Teresa. I am not Catholic, but because of a poem she wrote, I've always been interested in her. She was a kind hearted woman, with one of her main goals being to "lift people up' with positive words and actions. <BR> <em>251</em> I started wondering what my mission is supposed to be here on earth. And the biggest thing that came to mind, is that I want to raise my daughter to have a *he... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 21:26:36 EST Great Article http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862897 I found this article to be surprisingly helpful. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.yahoo.com/health/9-ways-<BR>to-wake-up-slimmer-108487717653.html </link> <BR> <BR> Hope all my SPARKLES out there are doing well. <BR> <BR> Keep on keeping on! <em>381</em> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:14:47 EST Joined Weight Watchers Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859559 <em>40</em> Well....I did it. I joined weight watchers AGAIN!... 3rd time's a charm right? <BR> <BR> LOL .. Actually I only joined for 3 months (1 month free), just to use as a 'cheer leading team' to jump start me back on track. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> I've done that before, where I just used their meetings as motivation, but didn't actually use their 'plan', and I lost crazy weight really fast. So I thought I would just do that again, but after reading their success stories o... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 13:36:10 EST Thank you for your prayers & well wishes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857573 <em>304</em> <em>214</em> Thank you all so much for your responses to my "sick" blog. I was soooo sick, but finally got a break in it today. <BR> <BR> I still can't taste anything, which I don't guess is all that bad...LOL. But I still have 100 temp, and frequent nausea. But the constant cough is gone, and I can breath & sleep again. <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> I'm going to start counting my calories again, to help me stay on track, for a while. Once I see I'm consuming the right... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:24:42 EST Sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855112 <em>527</em> prayers please... I haven't gotten sick in a very long time. I used to get this every year, and always felt like I was dying! But I've been blessed with around 2 yrs of clean health. <BR> <BR> <em>273</em> <em>282</em> What doesn't make since is that I'm already on steroids & antibiotics for an ear infection, so how can I get sick while already in the treatment of that? <BR> <BR> <em>288</em> Anyway, my experience from the past is that what ever I have is progres... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 14:15:54 EST Kicking it up a notch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849504 <em>216</em> Well, it's time to kick this plan up a notch. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> I've been trying to get back on track, but I am so super busy lately that I've fallen back into "quick" foods, and "I deserve it because I'm so tired" syndrome. <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> After weighing myself this morning, and seeing it up another pound, I know it's time to just stop and GET REAL with it again. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Time to step it up and plan ahead. I do much better when I pl... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 12:45:03 EST Daily changes make a difference http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847654 Just read an article about making daily changes, and how it has helped this person lose almost 100 pounds. I agree with that for sure. I make small changes slowly. <BR> <BR> <em>313</em> Even with exercise. I don't go 'all-in' in the beginning...I add exercise slowly. The reason I do that is so that when I hit a plateau, I have 'room' to increase it a little to get over the plateau. If I start '90 miles to nothing', when a plateau hits, I don't have anything left to give, to get ov... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 12:32:08 EST Helping others also raises our feelings of purpose. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846604 <em>195</em> I read an article recently about 10 steps to emotional happy health, and one of those steps was to volunteer and help others. This gives a since of purpose, and builds self esteem. But after I read a story this morning on FB, see below, it also made me see that it's something God has directed us to do. God knew all along that we need purpose in our life, and one way to achieve that, is by helping others. <BR> <BR> You may ask what does this have to do with weight loss. I... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 11:47:01 EST History http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844994 Looking over my weight chart. <BR> *I've lost 15 pounds for the whole year of 2014. <BR> *12 of those pounds were lost since September 2014. (4 months) <BR> <BR> It wasn't until last September that I've gained such a huge excitement and strength for losing this weight. It was different and stronger than in the past, and it's STILL GOING STRONG. <BR> <BR> My heaviest is 268, which was some time between 2007-2009. I could get down because it's taken so many years just to lose 24 poun... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 18:27:57 EST Big Women Big Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843866 <em>272</em> Anyone watch this show? It premiered last night. I haven't really watched it, but I have it recorded on my DVR. I scanned through it quickly to see if I would like it, and it looked like some women had good esteem, while others didn't. I feel so bad for those that feel inferior, because I know that is the way I feel when I'm around people. However, I can feel that emotion starting to disappear with the more weight I lose and the healthier I get. <BR> <BR> <em>90</em> ... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 12:38:49 EST Happy New Year Everyone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842844 <em>409</em> <em>410</em> Happy New Year. <BR> <BR> <em>15</em> I wasn't quite the rock I should have been over the holidays, but I wasn't to bad either. <BR> <em>192</em> I gained 1 pound back over Thanksgiving, and last time I weighed, I'd gained 2 lbs back through December. I will weigh tomorrow to see if I've gained more. I speculate that I've gained back 4 lbs total since before Thanksgiving...but we'll see. I forgot to weigh-in this morning. <BR> <em>344</em> I s... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 12:56:53 EST Made gingerbread cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829079 <em>443</em> Ok...so I made gingerbread cookies for the first time. For some reason I had been wanting to try a gingerbread cookie, but mostly I've been dying to decorate some for other people. <BR> <BR> <em>442</em> I've never made, or decorated gingerbread. For some reason I was having a difficult time decorating them. I think my regular Christmas cookies are easier to decorate. <BR> <BR> <em>443</em> <em>443</em> After I made them, they smelt soooo good that I really sta... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 11:46:46 EST Christmas Season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826411 <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <em>19</em> <em>144</em> <em>425</em> <BR> It's Christmas Season and I still feel so strong about getting healthy. Every year in the past, I've always said "I'll start on January 2nd". Well, not this time. History IS NOT repeating itself. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> I have no temptation to cheat, or go off program. I allow myself small portions of 'holiday specials', from... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 12:38:40 EST Going Well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825788 <em>426</em> Well, everything is going well. I weighed in when we returned from Nashville, and I had only gained about a pound over Thanksgiving, but when I weighed in this morning, I already lost that pound and was back to where I was when I left on Sunday...242. <BR> <BR> So looking forward to getting into the 230's. <BR> <BR> <em>527</em> But I've got a nasty cold, and it's getting worse, before it gets better. So I'll just ride it out. ug <BR> <BR> <em>433</em> Thanksgi... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 12:09:34 EST Happy Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821079 Super busy... Expecting overnight guest today for Thanksgiving. Wish I had time to read everyone's blogs. I probably won't be back until after Thanksgiving, so I wanted to say Happy Thanksgiving to everyone. <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> Stay strong. I don't intend to over eat this holiday. I've already worked up a response to people who say.."oh, don't diet on Thanksgiving, you can diet later"... <BR> <BR> <em>428</em> <em>446</em> <em>409</em> <em>129</em> I'm going to te... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 11:11:54 EST Feels Confident http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817247 <em>49</em> <em>55</em> <em>321</em> I've been yo-yoing since 1998, and I've never felt more confident about my weight loss as I do now. <BR> <BR> <em>296</em> <em>188</em> I feel like a head strong powerful being, like the ArchAngels above. I have no temptations and I'm thinking RATIONALLY about food. <BR> <BR> <em>185</em> I don't feel like I'm on a diet, I just feel like I'm living a healthy lifestyle now. It's actually hard for me to even remember or think of the ... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 12:18:19 EST Be Happy NOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816758 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1755289361.jpg"> Fri, 14 Nov 2014 13:04:16 EST NSV today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815743 <em>208</em> So I had a NSV today... (Non-scale Victory) It's pretty cold here, so I was looking for a long-sleeve tee, and came across one that I bought a few years ago, but could never wear because the arms were way to tight... (still had the tag on it.) I put it on and WALL-A!...it fit just fine. I enjoyed wearing it soooo much today. It has sparkly snowflakes all over it....perfect timing for the weather. <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <em>55</em> <em>192</em> So currently, it lo... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:00:30 EST Surprised to be happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814211 <em>20</em> I used to never be happy about losing 1 pound, because I always felt that 1 pound fluctuations on the scale could be anything, and not really fat loss. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> But this go-round I've been so happy to see each pound lost. I'm happier when I weigh-in the next day and it still reads that the 1 pound is gone. Then my mind believes that it was truly fat-loss. And each pound keeps adding up, and I'm starting to see the results. It seems like just yesterday I w... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 11:54:32 EST Comfort & Joy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813599 <em>335</em> sitting here with Christmas music in the background, and the Christmas tree glowing across the room. I would say it's peaceful except that my 3yr old is going bonkers... LOL Having a toddler in my late 40's sometimes seems like a piece of the puzzle that is trying to fit where it doesn't belong.....in a funny way... LOL <BR> <em>445</em> This is her time of year, which is fitting since her name is Noel. She tells everyone her name is Noel Christmas, but of course it's n... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 12:36:13 EST Photos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813111 <em>55</em> <em>192</em> Down a pound... sooooo happy. 5 lbs to the next level, and I'll be in the 230's.. I haven't been in the 230's since 2005. <BR> <BR> So here are the Christmas tree photos. (9' Montana fir) It's so nice to see see such a beautiful sight in the living room. We threw the flake snow over the tree and it looks really nice, but hard to photograph. Still need to get the hook for the wreath, and garland for the fireplace. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 13:19:07 EST Suicide - say NO. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812306 I research diet programs constantly. I read about people that have lost tons of weight on different plans. And it all boils down to what works for you........is what works. <BR> <BR> There is no right or wrong. The secrete is to pay attention to how the body reacts to what we are doing. <BR> <BR> I've been weighing myself daily to see how my body is reacting to what I have done, eaten, etc., the day before. And it is quite interesting. One of the biggest keys for me is to make sure ... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 01:05:12 EST Stand Strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810996 <em>102</em> Over the entire weekend, yesterday & today, I have been extremely tired. Not sure the cause of it, but speculate low iron & less water consumption than my normal amount. I had a lot of errands to do with my Mom, and I don't like drinking a lot of water when I'm out & about, because of the lack of bathroom breaks. <BR> <BR> I'm starting to feel better tonight. <BR> <BR> Galatians 2:22-23: But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 23:26:51 EST Lost weight over Halloween!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809138 <em>100</em> Hahahaha... I can't believe it. As you know I weighed in on Friday, instead of Saturday, because I knew I was going to have 1-2 drinks on Halloween, so I wasn't going to dare weigh myself the day after. <BR> <em>181</em> Well, 1-2 drinks, turned into 5-6! LOL <BR> <em>480</em> But I only ate one tiny piece of chocolate from my daughters Halloween candy, & 2 small squares of my Mom's homemade pizza. I stuck to my guns and didn't weigh in on Saturday morning, because... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 07:38:07 EST Maintained http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808076 <em>192</em> <em>9</em> So instead of my usual weigh-in being Saturday morning, I decided to do it today, since my Mom is coming over, and my neighbors stay outside to handout candy, sort of like a 'block party', and we'll be having a drink or two. <BR> <em>480</em> Mom wants to make a vegetarian homemade pizza tonight, and I haven't been eating 'bread stuff', so I'm going to try to eat a very small piece, or maybe even make mine without crust....which is basically just veggies, sau... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 10:53:17 EST Evil Furby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807633 <em>86</em> Our community had a neighborhood garage sale a couple of weeks ago, and I came across this purple furby, and the lady only asked for $1. These things used to be $60 new! We have a white one at home, and I heard that they can talk to each other, so I bought this one to watch them talk. <BR> <BR> <em>18</em> While we were driving around, looking for more garage sales, it was going off talking, burping & farting. I thought that was strange, as our white one does not do tho... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 15:05:11 EST Since 1997 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807155 <em>150</em> I have a journal I have written in since 1996. (actually I have 4 of them.) I decided to read through them to remove any remarks that my loved ones would be hurt by, if they were to read it after I'm gone. <BR> <em>40</em> (we all vent...and I knew I had a few hurtful words in there about some people, so I wanted to get them out...lol) <BR> <em>198</em> I just finished the first one and I cannot believe how many times I said I was "STARTNG A NEW DIET", and that "THI... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 20:01:40 EST My baby girl. Costume Photos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804601 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1105958704.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1476634655.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1152575022.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l194045531.jpg"> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:18:52 EST Going Down. before/after pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804522 Before/After pics.. helps to see the transformation my face is going through. So excited. <BR> 21 pounds down. I seem to always lose it in my face first. weird. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1211098667.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1248034473.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 13:03:35 EST Still in the 240's! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803920 <em>224</em> When I reach a new '10' (260, 50's 40's, etc.) I always get so nervous that I'm going to do something wrong that's going to throw me back up into the previous 10. But so far so good, and with this 'program' I'm on, it's been relatively easy. <BR> <em>192</em> When I reached 249 on Saturday morning, I was sooooo excited to finally be in the 240's. <BR> <em>234</em> Yo-yoing so much in the 250's almost drove me crazy. But then I started the 'frozen entree' thing, and... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 11:21:22 EST My favorite (picture posted) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801471 This is my favorite type of Christmas tree. I'm going to try to manipulate a fake tree to look like this one, since I can't find any artificial ones out there that look like this already. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l447277519.jpg"> <BR> Mon, 20 Oct 2014 11:30:37 EST I'm gonna POP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801127 <em>446</em> This blog has nothing to do with weight-loss.. Well, maybe it does in a round about way. <BR> <BR> <em>447</em> I'm so excited for Christmas I just feel like I'm going to pop! I can't wait to put up all my Christmas stuff. I think as soon as Halloween is over, I'm going to drag everything out and start putting it up. (Yes, even before Thanksgiving!) <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> I've got to check with my HOA and see what the rules are about when we can put out Christmas l... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:47:31 EST OMGoodness!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800311 <em>55</em> <em>192</em> <em>208</em> <BR> I FINALLY GOT INTO THE 240'S!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <em>58</em> I graduated into the next level of the 40's... then the 30's, 20's 10's & ONEDERLAND!! <BR> <BR> <em>346</em> Yesterday afternoon I realized I sure do keep pulling my pants up all the time, and then I noticed just how big they were on me. So I went to my closet and pulled down the next smaller size, and they FIT! SO I'M DOWN A WHOLE PANT SIZE. <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> So... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:47:18 EST From the heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799265 <em>32</em> I feel at peace with things, even though life is throwing us a few curves. My eyes seem to be open more to where I'm starting to enjoy the actual daily steps of life. <BR> <BR> <em>39</em> Sometimes in the past I've wondered "what's the use", "does anyone really enjoy life", is 'happiness a true thing'. Don't get me wrong, I wasn't depressed, It just seemed like everything was such hard work, and hard on my body, that I just didn't see how I could ever actually enjoy doi... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:32:43 EST Derailed a little http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798036 <em>40</em> So yesterday I went off program. Not sure what happened, but I binged a little on 1 & 1/2 cupcakes. They were the gourmet kind, made at the bakery with lots of icing. Very sugary. <BR> <BR> <em>489</em> I ate a huge Carl's Jr. Burger, which actually made me incredibly sick. I haven't eaten fast food in months. What used to taste good to me, tasted sooooo gross. So why did I keep eating it?... YUCK! <BR> <BR> <em>435</em> Weight loss is not happening as quick as I ... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:34:44 EST Staying clear from Agave http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796272 <em>227</em> No more Agave sweetener for me! <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> Last year when I was dieting, and things were going along well, I changed from using organic honey to organic agave, and my weight started creeping back up rather quickly. I wasn't sure if it was the agave or not, but suspected it, so I stopped using it. <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> Almost 2 yrs later, I decided maybe it was just a coincidence, so I decided to give it another try and started using it again at the beginn... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:07:20 EST Thank YOU! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795376 <em>304</em> Thank you all for your encouragement on my last blog. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> I have a sneaky suspicion of what was causing the extra cravings, and scale changes, but I'll share that later once I have a little more evidence. <BR> <BR> I honestly feel that nothing is going to stop me from trying. I think that I am actually going to go the long haul this time, and "get-er-done". I was driving home, after picking my daughter up from school, and I just started thinking abo... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 16:02:04 EST Lord give me strength http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794825 <em>494</em> <em>421</em> The past 2 days I have been having more sugar cravings than normal. I'm not sure what triggered it, but its been pretty hard to fight off. I'm doing fairly good at it though. <BR> <em>192</em> You would think me being so close to the 240's that I wouldn't want to jeopardize that, but I've had some tiny bites of a few things. (I shouldn't have bought Halloween candy so far in advance) ug. <BR> <em>311</em> I also haven't exercised this week. My hu... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 18:47:49 EST Great motivator phrase http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793049 <em>249</em> <BR> There are 7 days in the week, and SOMEDAY isn't one of them. Sun, 5 Oct 2014 21:59:06 EST 2 pounds this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792338 <em>55</em> <em>192</em> 2 pounds... yeah! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> This week was a little tough. I had some pretty big temptations, but I was able to thwart most of them off. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> I exercised for the first time!! 3 times this week! By the 3rd time, I could tell it was already getting easier. But boy did I try to make excuses not to do it....every...single...time! Proud that I didn't give into any of them. <BR> <BR> Was hoping for the 240's. ... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 16:01:56 EST Eye opener http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791091 <em>40</em> OMG... while driving my daughter to school yesterday I saw a city worker trimming the grass & pulling the weeds on one of the medians. When he walked under a tree branch coming towards me, I saw him in full form. He had a large belly hanging over his jeans, a big white t-shirt, and a cigarette hanging out of his mouth. <BR> <BR> <em>270</em> I felt bad for him because, not only is that a hard job in the TX heat, but being over weight, and having impaired lung function, ... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 11:36:43 EST Amazing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789896 <em>341</em> Well, going to the grocery store can be a big trigger for me. <BR> <BR> <em>475</em> In our grocery store, the bakery is right when you enter the front door. And it's not just any bakery....it's freaking gourmet and marvelous. <BR> <BR> <em>35</em> I usually look, and will occasionally purchase a single slice of something. But what I noticed today was amazing. <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> I did my shopping, went out, put my things in the car and started driving awa... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 17:43:02 EST Risky game, I know http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788510 I woke up this morning and felt compelled to weigh myself. Yesterday was my weigh-in day, which showed a 3 1/2 pound loss for the week. When I weighed today, I was down another pound. <BR> <BR> That's exciting, however, weighing in on days other than weigh-in day, is a risky little game to play. If it showed even he slightest gain, it 'could' have thrown me off on a binge. But luckily, it showed another loss, which inspired me to be even better on program today. <BR> <BR> I'm 2 poun... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 15:52:12 EST 3 1/2 pounds down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788009 <em>185</em> yipeeee!! <em>55</em> 3 1/2 pounds! <BR> I haven't even added exercise yet. I ate really healthy all week, and was not hungry. I would say my carbs were probably moderate to low this week. Aside of a spaghetti dinner with a small bit of noodles and 2 slivers of garlic bread, my carbs only came from fruit & veggies. <BR> <em>106</em> (& a little honey in my coffee) <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> I'm going to continue to tweek the plan to make it fit for my life, unt... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 17:39:09 EST Carbage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786362 <em>343</em> A fellow sparker said it best.... How great they feel from not eating crappy "Carbage" anymore. <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> I'm not cutting the carbs down as low as I thought I would. They are around 60 per day. But I'm not eating 'bad carbs' either. I'm eating very few carbs from bread. Most all my carbs are coming from fruits, & veggies. <BR> <BR> <em>10</em> My Dad came over for dinner last night, so I made my famous spaghetti. I had very little noodles, and mos... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 20:27:39 EST Confession http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784141 <em>2</em> Ok...so for the last 4 days I've been carb overloading (binging) because I knew I was starting my low carb plan today. <BR> <BR> <em>49</em> <em>192</em> I knew doing that would most likely put the 3 lbs back on, that I lost over the last 2 weeks, but I did it anyway, and sure enough, they're back. <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> And it's a shame I did that, because I could have been ahead 3 lbs before even starting the new program, but I'm not now. And that's ok....no sinc... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:37:15 EST