JUSTWHISL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JUSTWHISL JUSTWHISL'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/ Really? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631862 Well, I've gone and done it now. Got on the scale today and YAY me! I'm at an all time high.....I talk a good talk but I don't walk. At all. I don't do anything but laze around. Granted I have medical issues but they aren't going to go away and in fact will become worse if I let this continue. I have to make a change. I HAVE to. I give and focus on everyone but myself and it's biting me in the butt. My husband is going to have to help support me on this one. He has to stop bringing... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 18:50:56 EST Back ... and with a diagnosis! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580868 Changing your way of life is hard. It gets harder when you have an undiagnosed illness. I started off really well last year. 2 weeks, 6 pounds gone like *SNAP*. Then I had surgery. Waylaid for 6 weeks. Then...I just couldn't do it. Extreme fatigue. Forgetful. Made it to work OR cleaned the house...had to choose. Turns out...I am severely anemic. I also have a vitamin D level of only 4 and my B-12 while in the normal range...is very low normal. On top of this...I have hypothyroidis... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 14:38:22 EST What did I do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500866 I signed up for Color Me Rad....and I'm going to participate in a 5K this February. I can't believe I did it....and I can't believe I posted it on Facebook. Now I HAVE to do it. LOL. I may have to crawl the last mile...but I'm going to pass the finish line! Mon, 30 Sep 2013 23:33:59 EST Slipping.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430458 So, I gained a few pounds. I expected it. Once I headed back to work, I knew it would be harder to Spark. Lunch breaks are occasional and can last anywhere from 5 minutes to an hour. By the time I am able to eat some days...I'm no longer hungry and end up skipping the healthy lunch I prepared for myself. I'm exhausted and stressed and am making poor choices when I get home because then I AM hungry and want food RIGHT NOW. Oh, Hello new bag of Ruffles.... <BR> <BR> On top of that...goin... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:36:07 EST 6.2 pounds gone~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422886 Hooray! Despite not eating enough fat several days last week and having a stressful day yesterday where I barely had time to eat, I have lost another 2.2 pounds, I almost forgot to weigh myself this morning...something I saw on a team page reminded me. This is working....now I just need to continue to increase my exercise levels. <BR> <BR> Also need to purchase new walking shoes...not the cheap ones from Payless either. Going to go to Big 5 and see what they might have. Next week, ma... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 10:13:14 EST Leftovers? What leftovers? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421298 I grilled 5 chicken breasts for dinner tonight. I had a 6oz breast, made 3 more for my husband and teenage son and set one aside for part of my lunch tomorrow. After dinner, I came in the kitchen to prepare my meal for work tomorrow...there was no chicken left. Grrr...my teenager ate 2.5 pieces. Of course, he has the metabolism of a cheetah on speed who freebases caffeine so I'm sure it won't show on him. <BR> <BR> I'm now thawing another breast to grill for my lunch tomorrow...and thin... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 00:47:20 EST Meh~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419240 Today wasn't a great day. 2nd day of not feeling well and found out my disability insurance is going to fight me on paying me for this week. My doctor took me off until the 15th but they feel I could have gone back this week. I wish the insurance company would trust the doctor's decision seeing as how he met, operated on, called me in twice due to problems with the incision and felt that because of my job, I needed the extra week. To the insurance company, I'm just a number. Hoping this ... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 20:53:54 EST Turning Down Temptation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5417134 Last night, I wanted to eat. I wasn't hungry, I wasn't thirsty, I just wanted to eat. <BR> I didn't. Instead, I watched a little tv. Cleaned the kitchen (again) and went to bed. <BR> <BR> I knew I wasn't hungry, I was just bored. <BR> <BR> OTOH, today I wanted a bite of macaroni salad. I knew I had room for it in all of my nutrution categories so I had about 1/4 cup. It satisfied my craving and it was all I needed. <BR> <BR> I know there are going to be days where I will make e... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 20:42:59 EST Bought a Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415992 One of the things on my to do list for the week was to buy a scale. Today, I was able to cross that off my list. I have to be honest, I'm kinda curious as to what it will say. I weighed myself at the surgeon's office last week to get a baseline for my Spark page. I really don't want to get on it. On the other hand...I have been sparking for 5 days and staying with in my limits so maybe (please and thank you, God) there will be a positive change. I'll be right back...... <BR> <BR> Sooo... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 21:28:37 EST Getting ready to go back to work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414259 I had surgery on June 17th and I'm still currently out on disability. But, in one week, on my birthday...I am returning to work. I'm amazed at how quickly the time has flown by. The first week was really hard. The second week, I slept. This past week, I started to feel like my old self and now, just one week left of my "medical vacation". <BR> <BR> I plan on decluttering the house a bit this week, getting my outfits ready for work and "sparking". Planning meals will be important as I... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 11:26:42 EST I'm NOT lovin' it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413381 So late last night, a commercial came on the tv for Breakfast after Midnight at McDonalds. Yea, I caved. So my "breakfast" was at 12:30 this morning. I wasn't hungry...it just looked so good. Not happy with myself but...it is what it is. I can't uneat it so I am just moving forward with the rest of my day. I added it to my tracker and somehow, it's still allowing me to stay in my goals for the day. Today's goal...more fruits and veggies. Lunch will be a nice chicken "taco" salad, an a... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 15:46:25 EST Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412498 Set a goal to get to bed last night before 2 am...and met it. Also slept for about 7 hours which for me, is miraculous. Had yogurt for breakfast. Heck, I ATE breakfast. I've been cleaning the house and moving. My goal for this next week, my last week out on disability, is to slowly get rid of the junk in my house that has, pardon the pun, been weighing me down. If my husband truly needs something....he best find a home for it as I am taking no prisoners in the battle on clutter. Sat, 6 Jul 2013 15:36:00 EST Getting started http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411926 So, it's day 1 of SparkPeople. I've set up food, water and exercise tracking. Here's the thing...I get bored with tracking. I'm going to set a current goal to track (and I'm trying to be realistic here) of 4 days a week. I know if I say 7...I'm setting myself up for failure. As I become used to tracking...I'll up it in increments. It's going to be day by day and I know there are some days I'll forget, some days I'll fight myself to just say no to something....and some days when I fail. ... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 22:37:24 EST