KAREN91's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KAREN91 KAREN91'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/ Going out to eat at Golden Corral Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771195 I have been eating right lately. I have been eating according to my diet plan. We have family here from out of town. We are taking her out to eat at Golden corral. The whole family is looking forward to it. I want to track my food and stay on plan while I'm there. Any advice would be appreciated! Mon, 1 Sep 2014 13:41:39 EST First appointment was yesterday with weight loss surgery DR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749700 I went to the appointment yesterday. I met with the Dr and the dietician. I'm learning a lot from the process. I have started a more healthy diet and better eating habits. The Dr thinks gastric sleeve would be better then gastric bypass. Less invasive and less time on the OR table would be better for my heart. He thinks weight loss would improve my heart, sleep apnea, and joint pain. He wants me to ask my cardiologist for clearance for surgery. I'm going to ask him at my regular appt next we... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:41:51 EST Thinking about weight loss options-surgery ? If so sleeve or bypass? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747744 I made several healthy choices today. I had 5 glasses of water instead of drinking diet pop. I went on a walk with my daughter after lunch. If I could make healthy choices all the time I wouldn't need surgery. If I did go through the process and have surgery, I'm leaning toward sleeve because it allows your digestion to be more normal and able to digest nutrients. It just makes your stomach smaller and takes away the part of your stomach that produces hunger hormones. The gastric bypass is m... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 20:57:59 EST Excited about new job but weight gain has me considering bariatric surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744585 I learned even more about dementia and I am looking forward to using my new knowledge on the job. We learned that verbal is the least effective way to communicate with dementia patients. We should greet them with a smile, shake their hand or hold their hand before we talk to them. As dementia progresses and they lose their words they will communicate with their behavior. We need to look for unmet needs when we see wandering, restlessness, angry outbursts, or yelling out in dementia. I lik... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 00:00:55 EST Depressed and trying to make a come back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720640 I have not made a blog entry or done very much posting for awhile. I have been very depressed and stressed. I have gained weight. I still walk and keep adding steps with fitbit but I eat too much. Its been hard for me since my oldest son is still not speaking to me, I lost my mom to cancer, two of my teens are having problems, finances have been hard because of reduced hours at work due to low patient census. My son Kyle was supposed to graduate last May. Because hes lazy and unmotivated he... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:14:02 EST Remembering Mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660240 My mom passed away at 3:45 AM Eight of my nine children, my husband, and I were with her most of the night. Here are some pictures to remember her last days. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l901816634.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1903859082.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1227989290.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l623166407.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 19:01:43 EST Pictures of mom and family http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638309 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1148294574.jpg"> <BR> Mom, me, and aunt Jean <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1325995430.jpg"> <BR> mom and aunt Jean Mon, 3 Mar 2014 08:17:43 EST Moms prognosis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637223 I'm spending a lot of time at the hospital with Mom. Dr says her liver is mostly cancer , her lung has a spot that might be cancer also but we are not going to biopsy it. We are going to get hospice involved and keep her as comfortable as possible until the end. The Dr doesn't think it will be long just months. The Dr and I told her about her cancer this am. She said "I'm going home to heaven soon" We spent most of the day together. My daughter Melissa and I sat in her room visiting with mom ... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 21:52:05 EST Bad news about mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636330 I went to work today. My mom is a patient on my floor. I helped her get set up for breakfast then I left to take care of my patients. Her Dr stopped me in the hall before I saw my first patient. He told me that my mom has metastatic liver cancer. She had breast cancer 14 years ago but we thought it was over. He recommended hospice for her. I cried right there in the hallway. My nurse manager was very nice and found another nurse to take my patients. I spent the day with my mom but I haven't t... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 18:45:18 EST Stressed!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635249 I have had a lot of stress in my life lately. Some of the ways I have dealt with my stress has caused me more stress. I have overate, spent too much money shopping, and bottled up my emotions. My mom is not doing well and her increased confusion has been one source of stress. Shes in the hospital now and I had to miss a class at work while I was taking care of her yesterday. My 18 year old son Kyle is a senior in High School. He failed 3 classes last semester and I am paying $240.00 for credi... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 12:16:27 EST I loved zumba class! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563193 I loved dancing and moving to the music! It was fun and I didn't notice that I was working out. Everyone was very nice since I don't do much of it right yet. They said it gets easier to get it right with time and I believe them. I will go again on Monday! <em>244</em> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:16:19 EST Holiday weight gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562101 Recently in October I lost 15 pounds without really trying through more exercise and healthy eating habits. I have been eating more lately- thanksgiving, my anniversary, Christmas brunch with the Bible school ladies etc. I have gained 2 pounds back. I want to get back on track before I am back where I started. I had a healthy reasonable breakfast of 300 calories this am. I'm going to go to Zumba class tomorrow with a friend from Bible study. If I go with her I can try it free and see how I li... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 11:49:58 EST Great weekend off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560029 I was off this weekend for my anniversary! My husband gave me a vase of Roses and a few other flowers. They were beautiful! We went out for breakfast and we went to a movie in the afternoon. We went out for dinner. Then today we went to church, I love going to church because I'm not off work on Sunday very often so its rare to go. Then tonight I went to Wiltons Christmas window walk! I took my 3 daughters and a little neighbor girl whose parents were too busy to go. The neighbor girl was 8 an... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 20:57:24 EST Terrible weekend at work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512587 I'm supposed to work 7AM to 3:30 pm with 1/2 hour lunch Fri Sat and Sunday. Friday I had no lunch, no breaks and got off 20 minutes late. Saturday I had no lunch no breaks and got off 1 hour late. Sunday, I had no lunch, no breaks, and I got off 1 1/2 hours late. By the time I got off today my mouth was so dry from not drinking anything from 7 AM to 5 pm. Nursing management would say they encourage us to take our lunch and breaks but you can't get it all done now with no time off! Today one o... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 20:17:32 EST Back procedure tommorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462587 I'm having a Radiofrequency ablation tomorrow for my back pain. I recently had 2 medial branch blocks as diagnostic procedures to see if radiofrequency ablation would help me. The medial branch block gave me short term relief from my back pain both times I had it done. This is their sign that radiofrequency ablation will most likely help, 80-85% chance that it will. The nerves in that area of my back will melt away over the course of the next few weeks after they use electrical charges on th... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 00:00:08 EST We lost Fia Too http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437814 Fia died last night. The kitten started acting strange that day. She wouldn't walk anymore and acted like her back legs were paralyzed. She was shaking and she wouldn't eat. We donated our unopened cat food and our cat toys, cat bottles etc to the local animal shelter. Elizabeth and I visited all the animals there. We fell in love with one of the kittens and one of the puppies but we aren't ready to adopt any. Elizabeth wants to take their training class so she can volunteer there. I miss Fia... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 20:43:42 EST Fias doing well - Vote on name http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431619 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1572253594.jpg">Fias lively, climbing all over people and his/her box, purring, snuggling up to stuffed animals and people. We are not totally sure if Fias a girl or a boy. The girls like the name Fia. The boys and their dad like the name Jitterbug because of the kittens high activity. The family wanted my spark friends opinion- Fia or Jitterbug? Wed, 24 Jul 2013 09:28:13 EST Rest in Peace Aussie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430711 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1485119774.jpg"> We lost Aussie at 1PM. She was my son Nicks favorite. He held her when she died. We only have 1 kitten left now. I hope Fia lives. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 14:18:10 EST I miss my favorite kitten Blackout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429612 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2059605379.jpg"> We just lost my favorite kitten Blackout. Blackout died on my chest while I was petting him. I hope I made his death more comfortable. I'm still crying as I type this. We are down to 2 kittens now. I'm so afraid that they will die too. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 16:42:57 EST We lost Lilly today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5428524 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1276158248.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1140266414.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l339640020.jpg"> <BR> Lilly died this afternoon in her sleep. My daughter Elizabeth cried and blamed herself. I told all the kids that they do the best they can and its no ones fault. Its hard to raise kittens without their mom. I hope we can raise the other 3-Aussie, Blackout and Fia to be go... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 18:40:10 EST Rest in peace Bee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425690 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1405005730.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l122000862.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l698327363.jpg"> <BR> Bee died at 6:16 pm today. We took him to the vet to try to save him but he died anyway. We are washing all the bedding for the others in case it was a virus. The rest still seem lively. We are hoping for the best. The girls cried about Bee. Bee is with his mom now. I pray the... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 19:47:31 EST Picture of Orphan Kittens http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423692 These are the kittens at one and two weeks old, one-eyes are open, two- eyes are closed. <BR> This is what the kids named the kittens, still not for sure names. <BR> Aussie <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1503401373.jpg"> <BR> Fia <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1557534107.jpg"> <BR> Aussie <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1757287825.jpg"> <BR> Blackout <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l418682320.... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 01:10:41 EST Orphaned newborn kittens http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410175 My cat Phoebe a stray I took in recently died today. She left behind 5 baby kittens. They will be a week old on Sat. My kids have eyedroppers, baby pet bottles, baby cat formula and plan to try to keep them alive. Phoebe was a outside cat but they brought her orphan baby kittens in the house. Any advice from cat loving spark people would be appreciated. My girls cried because they lost Phoebe I'm hoping they can keep some of the kittens alive. I don't know what happened to Phoebe, she started... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 00:12:20 EST My church is not a building http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406733 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2076251522.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2072491139.jpg"> <BR> I went to my first church service since Last Mondays F1 tornado hit my church 11 miles away from my house in Muscatine Iowa. No one can enter the church because its walls are not on its foundation. The walls are unstable because of this. We had a service outside in a huge tent the church rented until we can get back in a building. The sign outside was o... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:24:55 EST Walking with my daughters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5380717 I have found a better more healthy family tradition for those drama moments with my girls. Last night my teen girls tried out for next falls cheerleading squad. One girl Melissa made the squad and my older girl Elizabeth didn't. This has been very hard on Elizabeth. When I was her age or younger is when I first turned to food in moments like these. Instead of suggesting comfort food we have been on one long talking walk last night and 2 more today. My daughter and I have become fitter, became... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 20:07:41 EST Random thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376469 My new plan is working. I'm concentrating on what I should do- Exercise, eating fruits and vegetables, lean proteins, and healthy carbs. Drinking water and getting enough sleep without thinking about what I shouldn't eat and I lost 3 pounds on weigh in day which is today. Today is the last day of school and I'm going to a school assembly in 1 hour. My daughter Melissa is getting awards for honor roll and sports. They are also going to honor school volunteers. I volunteered at the school this ... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 09:05:27 EST My husband http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370974 I was reading a book that encourages concentrating on the best most positive parts of our lives. I have a great husband and a wonderful marriage. Before you think that I must be a newlywed I'm not. We will be married 22 years next anniversary and we met 28 years ago this month. When I get up at 4:30 AM to go to work he gets up too even though hes retired now. He makes my breakfast, starts my car and in the winter he shovels a path to my car. He takes me to work if he thinks the roads are bad.... Tue, 28 May 2013 23:51:58 EST Depressed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364523 I'm having a hard day today. I've been thinking about my oldest son, my first born. He hasn't had any contact with me for over 2 months now. He said I'm not his mother anymore. No one can hurt you quite like your kids. He says I've never been there for him but I raised him it's his dad that left when he was 4! He still talks to his dad and he never does this to him! Hes done this to me before, when he was 17 he didn't have any contact with me for 2 years. Now hes 32 and hes doing this again e... Wed, 22 May 2013 11:33:50 EST Protesting school board decision to eliminate German program http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355428 I'm very nervous about tonight. I'm going to speak at a school board meeting to protest the boards decision to eliminate the German program and the teacher from next years electives. I want this decision reversed very badly or I wouldn't even consider public speaking. The closer it gets to speech time the more nervous I get. Pray that I will do a good job representing my protest against this decision. Mon, 13 May 2013 17:08:59 EST Stray cat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332162 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l708449731.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1143543214.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l328209877.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is the stray cat that has been hanging around our house. My husband has taken it a few miles away twice because he doesn't want it and its come back both times. I love it and wish I could keep it. Its very sweet and purs when I hold it. It rubs against my legs when I'm out... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:25:26 EST Pictures of the pink throw that I knitted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5315093 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1054604978.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1134368175.jpg"> Sun, 7 Apr 2013 21:11:49 EST Making progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311627 Back pain is improving slowly through exercise of all things. Some of the knitters challenge exercises have been good, the ones suggested by Christine aka Doveseyes have been excellent, and I have been walking more starting out slow. I've also been praying about my sons marriage and helping my daughter in law. I'm leaving the door open for my son to reconnect with me but I know I can't change him. The only thing I can change is myself and the way I react to my stressors. I'm enjoying exercisi... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 15:56:03 EST Struggling with back pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303633 I've been going to physical therapy and a chiropracter for my arthritis and degenerative scoliosis in my back. It hurts to walk, it hurts to get out of bed in the AM but it also hurts to sit or stay in one position too long! I'm still working and some days it hurts so much in the AM that I don't think I'll make it through the day. Ibuprophen or naproxen help but my cardiologist doesn't want me to take them. Tylenol doesn't help but they want me to try taking it three times a day. Hydrocodone ... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 19:44:08 EST Family Problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5285063 I've been very sad for about a week. Last thursday I found out that my son left his wife of less then a year. He told me and his wife he was leaving because her ex is a jerk and she cant move very far away from their town. It made no sense everything about her ex has been the same while they dated and during their marriage! Why leave now just before their first aniversary and when their baby is only 2 mo old. He started a business in their small town. He has abandoned the business and he has... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 10:19:24 EST A to Z about me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245714 I saw this on Claires blog and I thought it looked like fun. A- Available or married Im married to my best friend for 21 years. I met Bill when I was 23 and married him when I was 29. B-book currently reading Marty Vaughn for my book club. Its about the authors mother growing up in 19th century Iowa. I actually knew the authors daughter who is mentioned in the dedication page. I bought produce from her and talked to her many times at a farmers market. We even talked about her mothers ... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 22:28:09 EST Good news and Bad News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5194419 Bad news: I fell off the healthy eating and tracking for most of the holiday season from Thanksgiving until Christmas. Then I could tell I was gaining weight because my jeans were getting tighter. I didnt weigh in though I was afraid of what it would say. Then I faced up to it on Jan 1 and weighed in. I weighed 234 up from 221- bad news! I went back to tracking, healthy choices and exercise that very day. I have stuck with it and my motivation is high! Good news My weight this am is 227! I do... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 07:48:10 EST Pictures of my son with his new baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188888 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1764078737.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l339906388.jpg"> <BR> It seems like yesterday he was my baby and now he has a baby of his own. Time flies! Thu, 3 Jan 2013 20:34:43 EST Walking in Wilton with my daughter Melissa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186307 I went on a walk today in my town and decided to share pictures of my town with you. This is my backyard. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1854410509.jpg"> <BR> This is the front of my house. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1243657386.jpg"> <BR> This is downtown Wilton. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1797984015.jpg"> <BR> This is The Wilton candy kitchen. Its one of the last old fashioned soda fountains. Its a historic... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 14:01:11 EST Madilyn in the cocoon I knitted for her http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184462 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2012679941.jpg"> <BR> Shes almost too big for it but I didnt know she would weigh 9 pounds! Im glad I made her 2 others that are bigger then this one. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 18:02:58 EST New Years Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183493 New years day for me has always been about the resolutions and the fresh start. I dont go to parties and I dont watch sports but I make fresh start resolutions every year. Im going to 1. Read my Bible and pray daily for spiritual goal. 2. eat 5 fruits and vegetables every day. 3. track food honestly every day. 4. exercise at least 10 minutes daily. 5. weigh once a week. 6. knit 39 minutes daily. 7. be more involved in posting on my teams. 8. declutter 15 minutes every day. 9. shine my sink da... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 10:17:20 EST New granddaughter today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182350 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l848465724.jpg">My son Michael and his wife Casie had a baby girl today. Her name is Madilyn. She weighed 9 pounds and shes 20 inches long. Shes my first granddaughter. I cant wait to see her and hold her. Im going to put a picture of her up as soon as one of the kids shows me how to do it. One of my new years resolutions is to improve on my use of technology. I also want to become more faithful at tracking my food and staying in my calorie r... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 14:12:31 EST Snowed in today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5172266 We had our first snow today and it was part of a major winter storm. We got home from my son Michaels house last night just before it started. I have to work tommorrow so I hope driving will be better by then. They are still advising no travel today unless you have to. I've done a lot of knitting and reading and household chores today. My daughter Elizabeth wanted to make cookies today but I didnt want to. Im glad we didnt because I probably would have ate them since we are snowed in. <em>4... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 17:45:54 EST Becoming a knitter, Collecting really great yarn, and the stash challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5170926 Im not sure but I think most knitters probably just learn how to knit and keep knitting from then on. As with most things my own history with knitting is more complicated. I always wanted to be a knitter as long as I can remember. I can remember being interested in yarn, knitting needles and patterns in stores. Im not sure why I felt that way because I didnt know any knitters. My mom didnt knit or crochet and my aunts crocheted. One day my friend Linda and I had free time at school. I think ... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 09:45:59 EST precious ornaments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168826 My children decorated the tree for Christmas last weekend. My most favorite most precious ornaments were put up again. They hold so many memories! They are handmade ornaments my children have made over the years. There are ornaments my oldest (32 now} made when he was a preschooler. My 13 year old put her own preschool ornament on the tree when she was 4 shed written her name on it, Milzz (her name is Melissa) She also had a school picture of her 4 year old self on it. Sometimes when I look a... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 08:04:08 EST Avoiding the scale Eating too much Wanting to get back on track, Help!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163738 Ive been eating too much especially from dinnertime to bedtime. I track breakfast and lunch and eat what I should until supper. After supper I eat too much until bedtime then I avoid the scale in the Am but I can tell by the way my clothes fit that Im gaining! I cant avoid the truth anymore but why does the weight come back 3 times as fast as it goes off! Im exercising but every day I try to stop eating too much and get back on track and I fail. I dont know what the answer is! How can I get ... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:02:37 EST fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155278 Yesterday I had my record # of steps. I had 12,922 steps and 11 flights of stairs. I worked at the hospital and then I took 2 of my children to the Wilton christmas walk. Then I went on the tour of homes with my husband. I didnt even try to get that many steps it just happened. I was so tired after work I would have stayed home but I didnt want to disappoint my girls so I went. Then I walked instead of driving from place to place because I ran into my walking buddy while I was there. Then I ... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 21:58:57 EST Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134874 I got a fitbit and I'm wearing it for the first time today. I have it linked to sparkpeople. How can I track bike rides vs walking if it automatically enters my fitness. I would like to hear tips etc from other fitbit users. I'm not sure if I'm going to like it yet. Do you enter and track your food on fitbit sparkpeople or both! Lat night I had to charge the battery, When should you charge the battery if you plan to track sleep as well? Any advice on fitbit appreciated. <em>30</em> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 08:02:35 EST knitting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134471 I finished my new grandaughters baby blanket yesterday. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1989283590.jpg"> Tue, 13 Nov 2012 20:27:18 EST Why? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127035 Why do I binge on candy and pasta and other trigger foods? I feel terrible physically and emotionally when I do it ! I try not to have binge friendly foods in the house because I know what will happen! What causes me to binge? I wish I knew! I didn't binge last night because I went to bed early! I knew if I stayed up I would binge! Yesterday I had 2 pieces of candy at my friends house but if they werent there I would have ate half a bag of candy! They said they needed chocolate and they each... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 09:01:18 EST Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124575 I'm trying to quit raiding the Halloween candy! I also want to get back to exercise. I'm off work monday thru Thursday so I usually always exercise those days. I hardly ever exercise Friday, sat and Sunday when I work at the hospital on a busy medical floor! Those 3 days I literally almost never sit down at work except for lunch if I get lunch! You can only go to lunch if there is another nurse willing and not too busy to watch your people. Your patients have to be stable and not going throug... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 09:14:59 EST