JUSTMOLLY13's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JUSTMOLLY13 JUSTMOLLY13'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/ Eat like a Bird?.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4243200 Its springtime with alot of rain here in Michigan, I haven't been able to get out much to walk, but i have spent some time getting my flowers ready and my birdfeeders filled, i attached a golf umbrella with a zip tie to my shepards hook to protect the orioles and hummingbird feeders from the rain. i spend alot of time with a book looking out the window at my bird friends. my Oriole's have brought some of their family this year,and the red breasted grosbeaks,and hummingbirds,cardinals and chic... Thu, 19 May 2011 11:40:07 EST March coming in on a positive note! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4046448 Finally things are going better for me!! i feel like its a beautiful morning today, and it is!! <BR> there were a few potholes in the month of february,but i got through them. the scale and me"we're not talking right now". but i have exercised everyday. i love leslie sansones walk away tapes and dvd's and 3 days a week i do 4 miles and when i'm home i do the 2 mile even on weekends when we don't go to the clubhouse for the 4 mile. its so fun with others and the time just flies. but i can ... Fri, 25 Feb 2011 09:19:42 EST No pity party for me ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4007625 I want to thank you for the kind words of encouragement and "you can do its" <BR> I know what has to be done to get back on track i just am having a rough time . I even posted my fat picture inside my fridge,and i open the door look at my picture and say <BR> "hello old friend" and grab something to eat anyway. <BR> and here i am trying to be open and honest about my failures, confessing my sins(well not all my sins)...lol... <BR> i just realized today what this is really about. you se... Thu, 10 Feb 2011 18:23:49 EST Eating Humble Pie.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4002145 well i'm here and want to tell you the truth about the last 7 days, first my friend went in the hospital and her husband died in may and there was no one to stay with her so i volunteered. <BR> hospital food was not good, i ate things i should not have. and then went without meals, then was famished and ate some more. then she came home and i babied her and got her the favorite fast food she likes she didn't want me to cook. ( and i ate with her). <BR> and then here came superbowl thats what... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 20:12:08 EST chain letter a NoNO!! sorry... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3960760 all who enter here be aware that sending beautiful person message is a NO NO!! I have been warned or is it informed of the fact that its a chain letter and connot be sent on sparkpeople..so those who sent it my way i truly thank you..those whom i sent it to i'm sorry if i got you in trouble!! It didn't even occur to me that this was considered a chain letter. but i think your all beautiful..so there ya go!! no more chain messages...... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 20:34:36 EST Happiness is a state of mind!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3956570 This was part of my Spark email today and it really made me think: <BR> <BR> Happiness is a state of mind, not a way of life or a destination that you'll reach one day. Bumps in the road of life are to be expected, and we cannot let them ruin our days. We often think that if a combination of factors would just fall into place THEN we would finally be happy. Satisfaction can only come from within, through truly accepting yourself, your life,your destination. <BR> <BR> I use to wonder when wi... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 15:04:40 EST A Gift I will not Exchange.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3864673 Today I am going over my List of things I need to change and want to achieve in 2011. and sometimes I feel overwhelmed by the teams and challenges and goals and streaks and huddles and message boards, and emails and blogs. and not because I don't like them but because I want to read them all. I absolutely still love sparkpeople as much as I did when I started on sept 5th,2010. and I have to agree with some of you that have stated it takes up alot of time on the computer to answer emails,and h... Mon, 27 Dec 2010 12:01:51 EST twas a week before christmas: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3852627 for the last 4 days i have been sick with a cold, flu , croop. what ever you want to call it, i had it and still do. here i sit looking at a empty undecorated tree, no baked goods for when my son arrives from chicago. i have refused to leave the house i refuse to spread this on to any unaware person. you see i never get sick, ever!! i am very good about washing my hands ,and using the wipes at grocery stores to clean carts before i push them and i have just been a lucky person when it comes t... Sun, 19 Dec 2010 18:35:13 EST my granddaddy use to say: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3823674 ok, it seems ever since the cake fiasco, i have gone in the wrong direction. i should never have allowed myself that piece of cake i'm not strong enough!! <BR> its to early in my relationship with Spark to have sweets. i am doing all the walking and yoga and bowling and now tai chi. i am moving more now then i have in years, but my calories are the culprit, like my granddaddy use to say "just because you work like a horse doesn't mean you can eat like one" and he is so right . <BR> my appet... Sat, 4 Dec 2010 13:44:48 EST my secret weapon...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3794052 WOOOHOOO!!! got my New Bowling Ball today and what a hoot!! <BR> <BR> i collect mermaids in case you haven't figured that out. and this ball was on ebay so i called my son and he grabbed it up for me for xmas..i know , i know its kinda childish but i love it!! <BR> it won't make me bowl any better but it will make me smile <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l37346459.jpg"> <BR> now i will want to go bowling all the time, and i will be moving more, burning calories, so this i... Fri, 19 Nov 2010 11:47:34 EST humor for the day.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3788301 LADY'S YEARLY EXAM <BR> <BR> I went to the doctor for my yearly physical. <BR> The nurse started with certain basics. <BR> <BR> "How much do you weigh?" she asked. <BR> "135," I said. <BR> The nurse put me on the scale. <BR> <BR> It turns out my weight is 180. <BR> <BR> The nurse asked, "Your height?" <BR> "5 foot 4," I said. <BR> The nurse checked and saw that I only measure 5' 2" <BR> <BR> She then took my blood pressure and told me that it is very high. <BR> <BR> "Of course it's high... Tue, 16 Nov 2010 16:45:18 EST part 2 "The Cake!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3784628 unfortunantly no one would take the cake, here i am trying to keep myself healthy by giving a cake full of fat and sugar to some unsuspecting soul. never thought about my neighbors being diebetic and high cholesterol medicated people. well anyway i brought the cake home and thought , thats okay i'm having friends for dinner that will be dessert(they would be shocked it wasn't my tofu cheesecake). after dinner i brought out the box and opened the cake, they ooohed and aaahed and each had a pie... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 08:31:21 EST she takes the cake!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3782658 yesterday(saturday ) i went to a 1st annual hoedown for the south lake animal league where i volunteer, there was a band , dancing, silent auction, raffles , live auction, tour of the new facilities just built for the dogs( cats haven't arrived yet). animal rides , barbecue lunch and a cake walk.. did i win any raffles? NO! did i win any auctions? NO! did i win the 50/50? NO!! DID i win a CAKE? "of course i did!!..can you believe that? i spent $40.00 trying to win a haircut ,groom for my... Sun, 14 Nov 2010 09:20:04 EST Am I Drunk!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3773205 I really feel drunk with excitement of how well i am doing with sparkpeople, I am so Happy and full of energy that i am almost embarrassed to say it out loud. I am sure my friends are tired of me asking have you checked out sparkpeople.com yet?? I am dragging neighbors and friends to places they have no interest in but i think they are trying to appease me. does this euphoric feeling fade soon? will i have the same enthusiasm next month as i have now? i don't wanna look a gift horse in the m... Tue, 9 Nov 2010 15:23:29 EST just for the fun of it!! cute http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3769550 Dear Lord <BR> <BR> so far today Lord .. <BR> I have not went off my diet <BR> i have not gossiped or lost my temper <BR> i have not been greedy,grumpy,selfish or self indulgent.. <BR> i have not whined,complained cursed or eaten chocolate <BR> BUT I'll be getting out of this bed in a minute and when my feet hit the floor Lord I am really gonna need all the help you can give me... <BR> thank you...... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 08:58:37 EST 2 month Anniversary... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3764986 today I reached my 2 month anniversary with sparkpeople, i know I have a long way to go, but when i read about people that have lost 50-100 pounds and they are still keeping track and are in good spirits its rewarding to see the smiles on their faces in thier new photo's. and with them rooting for me, and helping in daily struggles that we all have at this time i know i can succeed. today i went to the library and i picked up every paper they had on programs and classes about tai chi and yog... Fri, 5 Nov 2010 21:06:50 EST i am an Aries.....hear me roar!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3757557 Aries tend to jump in with both feet, don't look forward and never look back, just JUMP!! i cannot tell you how many things i have started in my life and never finished. I get so excited about something, like the time i was going to write a book, or when i was going to do ceramics in my basement and bought a kiln,or the time i paid good money to go scuba diving only to freak out and wouldn't leave the boat. and then there was the time in hawaii i wanted to zipline talked about nothing else f... Tue, 2 Nov 2010 17:41:35 EST kidnapped by terrorists?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3753776 Today is November 1st, a new beginning..and I am pretty well settled into my lil home here in central florida. i have discovered some about myself in my journey with sparkpeople, and that is I am not alone. i Have been divorced for a few years from a alcoholic, i was his enabler for 20 years and unfortunatly i still rescue him from time to time. i didn't realize how much of myself i lost along the way in trying to care for him. i don't go out, or dance anymore i use to love to dance. now i fe... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 10:55:35 EST remember to ; http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3728053 This morning I was reading blogs and looking for my morning lift,to get me up and at em..and I came across this paragraph I just wanted to post it here for me not to forget it.. <BR> <BR> Sometimes just for the heck of it – it’s important to show appreciation through rewards that just say ‘thanks!’ and build morale. Remind yourself how wonderful you are and give yourself a pat on the back for no reason. Show appreciation for your good efforts and do something nice for yourself. <BR> <BR> n... Wed, 20 Oct 2010 10:16:17 EST home alone ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3712285 In the last 12 days I have been on a tour of Italy with 36 other people. The bus dropped us at 9am everyday and picked us up at 5pm every afternoon. We walked the ruins in Rome, we walked the Vatican and was blessed by Pope Benedict, we walked the American college, the streets of Rome, of Florence, of Assisi, of Pisa. We walked the vineyards of giovanni. We walked and walked somemore. <BR> I love water, I carried 4 bottles in my backpack everyday, but it cost 50 cents (euro) to use their toil... Wed, 13 Oct 2010 09:18:00 EST my bucket list... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3679338 tomorrow is the big day, tomorrow I fly to italy, tomorrow I cross 1 thing off my bucket list . it's always been my dream to visit italy , to tour through tuscany's vineyards and visit Rome. I am so excited . This was a last minute trip, but I'm so glad I have this opportunity. I will do my absolute best to stay focused on my diet, but I will taste the cuisine and of course the wine...lol. we will be doing a lot of walking and the hotels both have a pool. If I Can use the internet I will pos... Wed, 29 Sep 2010 11:24:12 EST Ding Dong sparkfriends calling... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3676655 Everytime I get a message from my blog, or my sparkpage, or my team, my Android my (phone), has this catchy chime that goes ding dong. I can hear this from everywhere in my house. Making a bed, brushing my teeth ,cleaning house. Last night when I was cleaning up the kitchen after dinner I heard ding dong, I'm loading the dishwasher I hear ding dong again, this makes me smile. After the 3rd ding dong I start to dance across the kitchen floor. I have met so many great friends on sparkpeople th... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 11:26:19 EST there was an ol'woman who lived for her shoes!... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3674636 She had so many choices she didn't know what to do..... <BR> <BR> As some of you know I'm leaving for Italy on Thursday, and today I started to pack. Well ... <BR> <BR> Went to my closet and there are flip flops, tennis shoes, canvas slip ons, maryjanes,loafers,dress shoes, heels,sandals,golf, bowling,slippers, skechers, walking and running shoes... <BR> <BR> Now I haven't golfed in 3 years, haven't bowled in 10 (but those styles never change)...lol ...now here's the thing , I do not have ... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 16:27:38 EST day 2 of 5% challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3671420 This morning starts my 2nd day of my first challenge and I find I've still got a lot to learn. I weighed in, and I walked my dog before the rain started but at the end of the day I did not add my exercise minutes or my blog results. Still not sure where or when, but I'm persistent i'll 'get er done'..its not easy on this Sprint evo phone. Have a great day ! Sun, 26 Sep 2010 12:30:06 EST does this chair make my butt look big? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3669798 Recently I bought a pedometer, set it on the 10,000 step goal. I have a small home, I clean house , I work in the yard, I shop, I walk my dog,and I cannot get over 5000 steps. So I started to journal my every move and guess what? I sit for breakfast, I sit at the web, I sit 1 hour round trip to go to the store, I sit for lunch, I sit for dinner, I sit and read, I sit in the yard, I sit and watch tv..need I say more....time for change!! <em>252</em> <em>249</em> Sat, 25 Sep 2010 15:35:17 EST the scale? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3665802 I'm not expecting a miracle , but every morning I weigh. One day I'm 188 next day 191, I stay on my diet and I walk and walk somemore. I weighed 196 when I signed into this website, so I should be happy I'm down these 8 pounds. My Dr. Says its because I cut my diet to slim that I need to eat 1500 calories to lose weight. She wants me to lose just 1 pound a week. She is very happy with my 8 pound loss and I am too don't get me wrong, In the past I would lose 1 pound a day. I know my metabolis... Thu, 23 Sep 2010 17:52:46 EST day 14... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3652757 In the beginning I thought this was just a place to journal my food intake, and keep track of the walking I did. It wasn't until last week I noticed the recipes and the teams and the blogs. I'm on my cell phone and everything is so tiny. I have spent the last 2 days reading everything I can, and making friends and adding recipes to my cookbook. This is a great website. I just want to say thanks sparkpeople, I lost 8 pounds the 1st 10 days,and I believe that was water weight. And i have been c... Sun, 19 Sep 2010 19:06:03 EST COMING OUT OF THE CLOSET.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3649157 Today I walked into my closet to find something to wear. And I tried on jeans after jeans and I was starting to put clothes in separate piles. This sweater way to big, those jeans way to small. I started checking tags and to my amazement I had 4 sets of clothes, seriously! I know people keep fat clothes but this is totally ridiculous. I have some 10's, 12's, 14's and 16's..so right now at this point in my life I am wearing the 14's, so I made a challeng to myself, I said "self" I bet someone... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 10:01:52 EST