JUSTA123's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JUSTA123 JUSTA123'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/ Feeling Terrific! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804348 Got a nice surprise yesterday, GD got home early <em>244</em> so we had a great Friday, they have to leave this evening, but it is so great to have us all together! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was good for me, while my food choices weren't great,I managed to not stray to far off my calorie goals for the day, in fact, according to Spark I was in their calorie goal, so my plan today is to stay in the goal I've set for my self, even though we will be going to lunch, I will choose wisely. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 06:52:24 EST Fun is coming.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803755 So the weekend is approaching, and with it brings the inevitable temptations, but this week-end also brings some fun. GD is coming home, only a day but we are all missing her especially her little sisters, wish it could be for the whole week-end , but her BF finally got a job, and being low man on the pole he was lucky to get a Saturday. <BR> <BR> I am still on track, last night I had a subway veggy sub delicious and low fat , low calorie, but most important it filled a craving. Secret in t... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:29:51 EST Made it.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803200 <em>244</em> I made it through another day of staying on track, another step forward to improving my health and mobility, and yesterday I managed to move this body a bit more. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Today I need to get home quickly after putting kids on bus, TV repair man is suppose to come back today, and finally fix the TV love the fact that I did have the insurance on the set, but The Geek Squad is a bit slow. <BR> <BR> Well , my plan is to continue eating healthy, watch my sodium a... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:24:31 EST Mid -week.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802761 So it's Wednesday, and a beautiful one it is, the sun is shining and the temps are pleasant in the high 80's, when your used to high 90's and humidity, today is cool <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday was good, stayed on track didn't get much exercise in, because for some reason the arm was killing me, but I didn't over eat, and I got all my water in so I'll take it. <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Just got back from wally world picked up a few staples for GD to take back with her, she coming ho... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:26:13 EST Doesn't matter.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801936 So, I tired, oh well the day waits anyway. Doesn't matter, if these bones just want to stay in bed , the sun is coming and it's calling my name. I can do this yesterday was good, and I will make today better. <BR> <BR> Hope each of you has a positive day today, I know that I will be trying to be the best that I can, healthy eating , some exercise and smiles are on my agenda! <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday! Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:58:10 EST Yes, I can! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801293 So Monday begins, a new day a new challenge, can we do it? yes we can! Can I do it Yes! I can. I have made it through a weekend, and stayed on track. Was it easy? No, but I just walked by that mirror and remembered the worse part of breaking my arm wasn't the break, it was not being able to get up. I live by myself, yes people are just a phone call away, but what if I can't reach the phone? Getting back my flexibility isn't just for my health, it's necessary for me to live. So today I will st... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 06:59:52 EST The scale Fairies were kind! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800785 Inspite of a really bad nights sleep , I am in a good mood. Happy to be starting my second week back, and happy that the scale fairies <em>188</em> were kind, by following healthy habits I am down a little less then 10lbs <em>244</em> , I am extremely happy <em>104</em> . <BR> <BR> Sleep last night was awful , so bad I wound up turning the TV on for backround noise, hopefully the day will not be bad, and tonight will be better. <BR> Sleep yesterday may have been bad , but I was able t... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 09:43:23 EST Good and bad.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800282 So let me begin by, saying Friday was a good day with a little bad mixed in, the positives were I stayed <em>244</em> on track, got my fruits and veggies in, and most important kept the sodium level why below the limit <em>104</em> . <BR> <BR> Went to Dr, looking at the x-ray he was amazed at how well the arm is doing, so much that he didn't put a full cast on , but braced it instead <em>104</em> means showers and a dip in pool is fine, absolutely no lifting. Thank you my dear dad, f... Sat, 18 Oct 2014 09:47:18 EST Good so far.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799904 So Friday and so far so good, just waiting on going to the Dr later. Kids had no school so they helped me get around sam's lifting the heavy stuff.Yesterday was good met each goal I set <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Have a good day, can't wait till I can move around a bit better! Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:33:25 EST On track.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799197 Such a beautiful day, the humidity is down, arm is mending, but painful, tomorrow we'll see what Dr. says. Stayed on track and feeling a bit more energetic <em>211</em> The plan is to stay the course, wish I could do some yard work , but that isn't going to happen. Need to keep arm elevated, as much as possible. <BR> <BR> So my friends have a terrific Thursday! Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:45:27 EST always find the positive. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798489 Bad nights sleep, the arm was killing me, worse at night, and this humidity isn't helping <em>24</em> Positive I stayed on track yesterday, and hope to do the same today <em>104</em> Have a great day my friends. Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:26:32 EST Stay Strong.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797962 So , yesterday was good, stayed ion track. Wish the whole day would have been as positive, had to order new lense for glasses <em>39</em> and the TV guy came to check out TV , had to order part,which will be here in a couple of days, but he can't get back till next week. <em>39</em> . Fortunately I took extended coverage when I purchased, when you live in the lightening capital of the world its a good idea. So far my trip to Boston, while it was fun, has escalated to a disaster <em>246... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:54:58 EST Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797302 So Monday begins and I am proud to say I stayed on track yesterday, hopefully today will be the same. Daughter is driving me to the eyeglass place to see if they can buff the lens on my glasses, they got pretty scratched up, fortunately the lens aren't to much different from my previous ones so if they have to keep them I'll still be able to see. <BR> <BR> I can drive since I am right handed but I am trying to stay out of traffic, other then that I'm surviving <em>246</em> So friends have ... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 09:16:35 EST Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796741 Well, I have returned, I am starting from scratch, but I am back. won't be making long blogs , I have broken my arm. One of the reasons I'm back , not because I broke my arm, but because I couldn't get up. So my friends today is the first day of my journey to getting healthy. Have a great day! Sun, 12 Oct 2014 09:57:32 EST Saturday.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707416 Missed a day blogging, just didn't have time to sit by the computer, but that's good, combined with the power going out for about 2hours, due to sever thunderstorms, it was a non computer day. <BR> <BR> Continuing on with my goals , along with getting chores done, have a great day my friends! Sat, 31 May 2014 10:56:32 EST Thursday Happenings.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706362 Such a busy day today didn't have the kids, since daughter took off for all the end of year award ceremonies. Used the opportunity to get an oil change and an eye check-up, I have decided not to leave the house anymore , just seems everytime I leave it it cost money. <em>246</em> in 10 days there will be new glasses for these peepers. <BR> <BR> Went to the 5th grade celebration, can't believe that she will be in 6th grade next year time flies by so fast, we ended the day with a group of fr... Thu, 29 May 2014 22:09:01 EST So far so good.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705274 So just a quick stop, busy today one of the kids has an ear infection, so I have to take her to the DR. for mom who can't get off work , because she is off tomorrow for all the school award ceremonies. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Handling things pretty well so far, definitely getting exercise in , water and yesterday was a good food day. Today , is okay so far. <BR> <BR> Have a good day off to see what the Dr. has to say! Happy Sparking! Wed, 28 May 2014 13:53:05 EST Still moving forward.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704093 Well, the sun is up, got a short walk in with the dog , more to come later, yesterday was a good day, food on track, water in, and while I didn't get my 5000 steps in, but I did get 45 min of concentrated activity in pool , and another hour or so lounging, so exercise was covered. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Having a cup of joe now, got to go put kids on bus only another week of school left , then they will be here all day through the summer. got to go pick up some advantage for the dog the fle... Tue, 27 May 2014 07:13:05 EST Pool calling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703510 So today is Monday, and yesterday I managed to meet almost all goals set even did almost 7000 steps along with some pool time, got my water in but food was a problem, but I did have a pleasant day. So I'll take it. <BR> <BR> So today I will try to keep to the game plan, not sure if I'll get the steps in, because the plan is to hang by the pool not to say, I won't get a walk in , but the sun and pool are calling. <BR> <BR> So my friends have a good day and keep the Spark going! Mon, 26 May 2014 12:18:52 EST Sunday starting day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702600 So Sunday is upon us , and I must say Saturday was a 10 for me all goals I set were met and I am feeling positive! <em>104</em> Today the goals are the same, I will be at a barbeque this afternoon, so choices will be harder , but I am feeling good after meeting my goals for 7 days now,fingers crossed. <BR> <BR> Still not sleeping well, so as soon as the sun started to break through, I took the dog for a thirty minute walk, listening to the news good thing I did temps will be in the 90's ag... Sun, 25 May 2014 07:29:03 EST Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701964 Starting the 7th day of the comeback and I have a lot of positive energy, yesterday was a great day tracked all my food, stayed in range, got all my water in, and reached 6500 steps <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Still not sleeping well, in fact I have been up for hours..sigh, but I am ready to get a move on, going to finish cleaning house and get my steps in,hopefully I will be able to stay on track this holiday weekend. <BR> <BR> So my friends enjoy your holiday week-end and please remember th... Sat, 24 May 2014 09:02:22 EST Friday day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701390 So we're at day 6 of the comeback, yesterday was a 10 I stayed on track food wise, got 5000 steps in and spent 45 minutes mowing the lawn, blogged and got my water in <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Today the plan is the same, I have already tracked most of the day food wise, got the water almost in , and am more then 1/2 way to 5000 steps, starting to feel a bit better about me. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Did some grocery shopping, got some peppers , mushrooms, bananas, watermelon, yogurt, and so... Fri, 23 May 2014 10:27:06 EST Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700650 So on a scale of 1-10 yesterday was an 8, got my blogging in, got my water in , got 5000 steps in , and stayed pretty much on track food wise. Today I have tracked my food, and will continue with the fluids, and pushing myself to make time for exercise. <BR> <BR> This is all I can do at this time, doesn't look like the personal sitiation is going to improve anytime soon, so I must push myself to think a little bit about me. <BR> <BR> Thanks so much for your support, sometimes we don't rea... Thu, 22 May 2014 10:01:50 EST 4 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699995 Well I am still here day 4 and a small blog streak, water is good and yesterday I got 5000 steps in, first time in a long time, I made a conscious effort to do it., probably could have done more, but I just don't have time. Sometimes I feel like I'm being pulled in 50 different directions, and the stress level is high. Food is a struggle but I'm hoping by the end of the week I'll have it under control, each day is better then the one before. <BR> <BR> So today is keep moving forward, one ste... Wed, 21 May 2014 12:10:40 EST Tuesday.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699264 Tuesday begins a little slow not sleeping well at night which means when that alarm goes off I'm struggling to get up. Yesterday was good got water in and calories were good and managed a bit more then 10min. <BR> <BR> Today I will move forward I already have quite a bit of water in, had a brunch today so calories are good, going to get the dog walked and hopefully reach at least 5000 steps today. <BR> <BR> Tiny steps but sometimes that's the way it needs to go Have a great day, 3 days 3 bl... Tue, 20 May 2014 13:39:32 EST The trying continues.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698143 Ok day two and my second blog in a long time , hopefully I can get a streak going. Yesterday was better then days have been in a long time, didn't do to bad food wise, and did get a bit of exercise in. <BR> <BR> Today I will blog, I will drink 8 glasses or more of <em>194</em> , I will track my fats intake and I will get 10 minutes of serious exercise in. Little steps , but a move in the forward direction. <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Have a marvelous Monday my friends! Mon, 19 May 2014 07:11:59 EST Trying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697583 Oh my it has been so long since I blogged, and I have fallen pretty far. <em>39</em> I have allowed my family to pull me back to bad habits , and extreme stress, I pretty much need to start over, but I think I'm ready to put myself back on track. <BR> <BR> So one day at a time I will try to get back on track, I will try to limit the stress factor and start caring more about me. It will be a hard road, but quite frankly my health depends on me doing this. <BR> <BR> So my friends, there wi... Sun, 18 May 2014 10:30:32 EST Mid week.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601961 So as we enter the middle of the week, time to realize how much better I'm feeling, oh I still have body aches , but over all pretty good. I am returning to my positive self, honestly, that is not just saying I'm ok but actually meaning it <em>48</em> Oh I have stress, but that isn't from my diet sometimes no matter how much we try things happen, but because I am taking care of me I am better able to handle the stress <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> So today in spite of the cold I will bundle up... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 06:52:29 EST Tuesday.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600915 So Tuesday is here and I am dragging, most likely the weather, the bones are aching <em>24</em> but I don't have to time for this, so I will pull up the big girl panties and get on with the day..As they saying goes, miles to go before... <BR> <BR> Stayed on track yesterday got plenty of exercise in and had fun with the kids, baked some cookies , which went home with them, <em>246</em> and hit the sack pretty early, only woke up once, so don't know why I'm dragging. <BR> <BR> Plan for t... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 07:26:02 EST The scale was kind... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599705 Well, Monday and we know what that is yep weigh in day. Glad to report I am down 2.5 lbs which brings the total so far to 10lbs <em>244</em> . Feeling better each day, and ready to face the new week. <BR> <BR> No school today so that means I have all the kids, told the SIL not to wake them up let them sleep as long as they want <em>246</em> Suppose to be a pleasant day today we will see, Fl. weather is a little bi-polar this month, seems she just a high low wreck. <BR> <BR> Well, I've g... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 07:06:36 EST Sunny Sunday.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598805 Sunday and while the morning started chilly, it is warming up and that sun is shining, have I told you I'm solar powered? Doesn't matter if it's cold if that sun is shinning I am full of "life" <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Well the dog is walked and I am energized, have a few things to pick up in the house, but this Sunday is mine. Probably just going to putz around, but it's nice to have a day to yourself. <BR> <BR> I am getting excited in 11 more days my sister is coming for a long week-end,... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 10:17:12 EST Whew... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597832 Well it's Saturday, and after a night of food issues, I woke this morning determined to get some timed exercise in, been awhile, but I put one of Lesilie's dvds in and did a mile! Guess what? It felt good! Not going to say it was easy, but when you don't use different muscles for awhile you do feel it <em>24</em> but I did it and cooled down and stretched, and it felt good. <BR> <BR> I also realized something yesterday, when I begin to get over tired I can't keep my mind off food, <em>... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 10:16:09 EST Whoopie Friday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5596738 It is Friday! Normally I would be bouncing off the wall , because while I love my grandchildren dearly , I look forward to the week-end when it's not so intense. This week-end however is a different story. <BR> <BR> Tonight is DD brother-in-laws 50th birthday so they have been invited out, mom can you sit? <em>246</em> Tomorror is DD anniversary,mom can you sit? <em>246</em> I will be sitting tonight , but the other grandpa jumped in for tomorrow so I will have some down time <em>250... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 08:57:43 EST Thursday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5595552 Wow it's Thursday already, and I am feeling positive, inspite of eating something not in my plan yesterday(chicken wings) While I ate them I didn't indulge in the beloved French fries, or dessert or a cocktail, so I am happy. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Stayed pretty much the course yesterday water, exercise and positive outlook, feeling better each day. Still not sleeping well, but still have energy so I'll take it. <BR> <BR> Have the baby today, and need to get to sam's and pick up cat litt... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 07:28:48 EST The middle... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594517 Well it's the middle of the week, and so far so good! Each day I feel a bit better, now to figure out why I can't sleep more then 4 hours at a time.fortunately my body seems to be ok and my energy level is high <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> The plan for the day is to stay on track, get my steps in , drink my water. I have a tone of GS paperwork to do and since I don't have the baby, today I guess I should tackle it! <BR> <BR> Have a great day my friends, stay positive, and don't give up always... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:41:55 EST Wet day ahead.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593203 So Tuesday brings rain with it today, means I'll need to get vreative to get those steps in <em>211</em> but I will move. Getting ready to jump in shower, take the dog out, get the car serviced , then pick the baby up. Today should be a fast one! <BR> <BR> Did well yesterday was well within calorie range and got exercise in, along with the fluids, so far so good! <BR> <BR> So my friends have a good day, stay dry, stay warm, and please stay positive! <em>381</em> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 07:18:42 EST It's been a week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591932 Well, it's been one week since I returned to faithfully trying to stay on track and I am down 8 lbs <em>104</em> There are many more to go , but this is a good kick start as they say <em>211</em> As I said yesterday, I am not a number I am just trying to stay healthy, to paraphrase "along with age. comes the realization that ya can't keep going the way you were!" The body ages and a life style needs to adjust. So onward to week 2, and again I am facing it not for the weight loss, but for ... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 06:22:00 EST Sunday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591106 Well Sunday has arrived and I am proud of myself, I so far have stayed the course through most of the week-end! <em>244</em> Hopefully today will be an easy one, got to admit downing a lot of water and moving more, basically, cause I can't seem to keep my mind off food,and not real food junk food <em>101</em> Good thing I have managed to purge the house of pretty much all except for some stuff the baby likes <em>246</em> So tomorrow is weigh in day, hopefully the scale will show a downw... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 10:57:52 EST Made it through Friday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590290 So it's Saturday and I made it through Friday with out screwing up <em>244</em> now to make it through today, started with a high protein breakfast so that should help. <BR> <BR> Had a quick meeting this morning with someone wanting to see GS cookies, and a nice morning chat with my son, who has decided to return to school, getting tired of what he's presently doing and wants to move forward, He is an MRI supervisor at the hospital, I believe he's going to study internet security, of cours... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 13:11:57 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588896 Well I made it to Friday, and my energy level is improving daily, keeping busy so my mind stays off food, feeling hungry grab a water, feeling hungry run around with the baby, make sure baby eats healthy so when she wants me to taste , I can guilt free! Double benefit there, baby acquiring taste for healthy food! Baby napping read a book! Well you get the picture <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Today is a later start SIL doesn't have to leave till 9 so I got to sleep in <em>211</em> Baby and m... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 07:39:31 EST Energy level higher.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587697 Well here it is Thursday and I am up and showered and ready to face the day! Energy level is a bit higher, as the body returns to a healthier form of eating. <em>250</em> Getting ready to walk the dog, then it will be time to get the baby and put the girls on the bus. <BR> <BR> Need to head to the store today need to pick up some supplies, maybe some finger paints today for Vanessa, she is so much fun to be around and by the end of the day I must say I'm a bit pooped. Suppose to be in the... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 06:43:42 EST Doing Okay! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587025 So yesterday was good and so far today I am on course, other then not being able to get up in the morning, a combination of cold and not sleeping well, seem to hear every noise in the house <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Baby is napping and I am having a little me time going to get a little exercise in and then read awhile, looking forward to tomorrow our temps here will be more normal for Fl. I really hate the cold. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Got a couple of pictures of birthday pictures of baby... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 14:41:11 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585259 Life here will return to normal, or as close to normal as one can get the kids go back to school today <em>244</em> Pretty cold out here in sunny Fl, but I'm not complaining at least it's not below zero. Please my friends stay warm. <BR> <BR> So far having healthy food in freezer ready to go is working <em>104</em> and I am making a conscious attempt to get exercise in! Stayed on track and am drinking that water <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Today I must get to the store the cats are out ... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 07:20:19 EST Monday..starting over.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583991 Well, I got on scale and it wasn't pretty, but I knew that.After all when you just say "the hell with it" what can you expect? So the journey begins not so much for a beautiful body anymore, just to be healthy to feel better, to grow old with energy in this body <em>41</em> . Yesterday was a good day, got some house cleaning done in spite of this cold and stayed on track. <BR> <BR> Don't have the kids until later , but I do have some GS people stopping by to get trained cookie season start... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 08:37:07 EST Back and ready to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582843 So today is January 5th, and this isn't a resolution, cause we know no one ever keeps them this is a goal. A simple one really..I need to start taking care of me! 2013 was a year that brought much joy, but also many family problems and unfortunately , I reverted to bad habits to cope with them, I turned 65 and another reality hit, do I want to spend those golden years stressed, or do I want to live them with smiles instead of tears? It is time that those around me realize, they need to solve ... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 10:51:01 EST Tuesday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538923 Busy day yesterday, kids were all off from school, so not much time for me <em>246</em> . Weather was beautiful, and state parks were free admission on Veterans day, so off we went, almost got 10,000 steps in so a good day all around! <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a great day, I will be busy we have begun potty training, <em>211</em> Hopefully day goes well. Later my friends and Happy Sparking! Tue, 12 Nov 2013 07:22:07 EST Sunday.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5537170 Sunday is off to a good start! <em>104</em> Hopefully it will continue to progress in that mode. Doing a little spark time , then going to read the Sunday paper on the porch. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I rocked, stayed in goal, and accomplished much, actually got everything I wanted to do done <em>250</em> So It's possible, seems I need to be firm with myself <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> GS cookie training is about to begin, so I have a meeting with someone who is going to help get the booths at ... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 09:14:34 EST Saturday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536590 Saturday begins and I decided to make it my day, do things at my pace , I ave a bathroom and bedroom cleaned and a load of wash in. <em>211</em> Didn't have breakfast , but more of a brunch, large salad with turkey breast and tomato with a couple of croutons and Raspberry hazelnut vinaigrette, all weighed and measured <em>551</em> It was delicious and filling. I have left the measuring spoons and scale out in open and when I finish cleaning the kitchen it will be placed in view. The secre... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 13:13:12 EST Thursday...Goals set http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534784 Well, it's Thursday and I am struggling, I realized this morning that part of my problem is I really don't care, oh I care about how I feel, but just not enough, so I went back and thought what was different this time ,why I struggling. <BR> <BR> I came up with the main reason is I don't have time for me, I am back in that doing everything for everyone else, and forgetting that the # 1 person I should be worrying about is me. <BR> <BR> So I have set a personal goal to lose 4 lbs by thanksgi... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 10:44:55 EST A better day.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533206 Tuesday, brought a better day , the weather was beautiful and while the knee is still a problem I have been able to get some steps in <em>104</em> Have stayed on track, food and water wise so I'm good! <BR> <BR> Tonight I made broccoli, sautéed in olive oil with toasted walnuts and whole wheat pasta, it was delicious and I am full, and well with in calorie range, something about chewing those walnuts I think. <BR> <BR> Have to hit either lowes or Home depot tomorrow I have a few light bu... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 18:54:11 EST