KAT1212's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KAT1212 KAT1212'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/ Love my New Bike! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200329 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f24efc28-50e0-4254-b0f6-da08f9cbdc2a.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday I got a brand new coral Townie Electra bicycle and I absolutely LOVE it. I haven't gone cycling since I was in my 20's, in the Toronto area. <BR> <BR> I tried riding my old mountain bike but I've shrunk, height wise, and it was too big for me. My uncle gave my Mom and I a bike and I couldn't ride that one either; I am very unsteady on my feet and have poor balance. <BR> <BR> I did... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:30:33 EST Loving the Map My Route app! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184320 Well, I did the 2 week low carb challenge and lost some weight; between 6-10 Ibs, depending on the day and my water retention. <BR> I also started walking again, and it was slow going because I was in a lot of pain physically and having trouble breathing to boot. I had to start with only a block, then two blocks, then 3. Then I discovered the Map my Route thingy on the fitness tracker and wow, does that thing motivate me! I absolutely LOVE it. I can walk for an hour now...while pushing a 5... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 23:11:28 EST Starting a 2 week low carb challenge today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163668 I haven't blogged here for awhile because I've been focusing on my personal blog <link>craftkat.blogspot.ca/ </link> . <BR> That blog is mostly about arts and crafts, crocheting, making miniatures, etc., so I figured I'd pop in to say that I started a 2 week low carb challenge today. <BR> It's from dietdoctor.com, and it seems doable. I did some shopping today and made my first meal (mushroom bacon cheeseburger lettuce wraps), and it was yummy. <BR> Shopping was weird because I felt judged... Sun, 15 May 2016 21:21:09 EST Kinect-ing again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4209796 My breathing is finally good enough to use my Kinect again, and I bought the new MIchael Jackson Experience game last night to celebrate. <BR> Last night I danced/sang to "Thriller", and it was most definitely an experience, lol. Michael Jackson had his glove....I had my ventolin in one hand as a surrogate glove. I probably would have breathed better if I could have stopped laughing, but it was so funny, and so much fun , that I couldn't. I could only do that one song last night, but today... Wed, 4 May 2011 12:39:04 EST Down 30 Ibs!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4009264 Woohoo!!! I got on the scales this morning and i'm now down 30 Ibs. The last 10 Ibs seems to have just melted off. <BR> I haven't been able to work out in over 2 weeks because of my asthma, and i'm still on prednisone, so I was afraid I'd gain weight back. I lost weight instead; woohoo!!! <BR> I can really see the difference in my face, and I can feel the difference in my body. <BR> <BR> On Wednesday, I had my last therapy session ,after over 10 years of therapy. I felt sad because I'll ... Fri, 11 Feb 2011 10:48:59 EST Down 25 Ibs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3998174 I'm so happy! I'm down 25 Ibs. When I restarted this weight loss thing, I was 285 and miserable. I was afraid I'd never be able to lose the weight again, or worse, I'd lose it and gain it back. <BR> I asked God for help, and i visualized lower numbers on the scales. I kept getting to the lower numbers and then visualized another lower number. I'm so happy to be at 260, after visualizing it. I am now visualizing 240 as my next goal weight. <BR> <BR> I've been really sick for over a wee... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 13:37:47 EST Losing weight; woohoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3974438 I'm down 17.5 Ibs. I can see the difference in my face, and in the way my clothes fit. <BR> <BR> I really love my Xbox Kinect. I ended up buying the Kinect Sports game after renting it for over a month...I should have just bought it in the first place, but I couldn't find it in town. As it turned out, the video store went out of business so they sold it to me. I really love it; it's turned out to be my favorite game out of all of the ones I have so far (Your Shape, Adventures, Sports).... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 15:31:59 EST Still Kinect-ing with my inner active person http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3842265 I rented some new Kinect games because I wasn't sure which one to buy next. <BR> <BR> For the past few days I was playing Kinect Sports Active, and I enjoyed it, but today I tried Kinect Sports and was blown away. I really like the "feel" of that game, if that makes sense. It's so upbeat and colourful. <BR> <BR> First I tried bowling, and I had to laugh to see that, even with Kinect, my ball pulls to the right, lol. I was really impressed with the bowling game. It wasn't as active as ... Mon, 13 Dec 2010 20:26:22 EST Kinect, Day 10, with more embarrassing pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3833872 Well, I've had the Xbox Kinect for 10 days now and I've worked out for 9 of them. I only missed one day because I was writing (on the last day of a deadline). <BR> <BR> I still can't believe that I've been moving this much. I hate sweating, and normally stop any activity that makes me sweat, but at one point in a particularly sweaty game (I think it was the Dance Central demo) I paused the game, went into the bathroom, doused my entire head in cold water, put my wet hair in a ponytail, and... Thu, 9 Dec 2010 09:56:13 EST Kinect is AMAZING! Now with photos, lol. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3819293 I bought an Xbox Kinect last night, and played for over an hour and I had so much fun I didn't even realize that I was ...gasp...getting a work out. <BR> <BR> I am 46 years old, I have asthma, and an I'm in horrible shape. I recently lost 15 Ibs, but I knew I had to add work outs to keep losing. <BR> <BR> I like swimming and walking, but I've always hated gyms, aerobics, sports...anything like that. I'm about as sedentary as a person can get. I love reading, writing, crocheting, and pl... Thu, 2 Dec 2010 11:37:45 EST A picture is worth a thousand words...and 15 Ibs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3808234 I had my first book signing last month, at Coles book store, in the Cambrian Mall. I'm shy, so I was really anxious, but it ended up being a lot of fun! I met so many nice people, including one elderly lady who bought a copy of my book for every member of her writing group. I thought that was so cool! <BR> The manager said that I did really well; I even sold 1 more book than the last author who came in for a signing, and he was a well known author of a series! <BR> <BR> Last week I got ... Sat, 27 Nov 2010 11:37:01 EST What a year!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3643401 I can't believe it's been over a year since I've posted. What a year it's been; wow! <BR> <BR> God has blessed my family by letting us keep my mother here. She has beat cancer...last year she beat stage 4 throat cancer, after over 6 weeks of grueling treatment. This year she beat bladder cancer. <BR> <BR> While she was very sick, she asked me to bring one of my book manuscripts over so I could read it to her. I decided then and there that the normal routine of sending out a query and ... Thu, 16 Sep 2010 09:36:21 EST My Mom's battle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2194617 Well, my Mother is going to have day surgery today, to have a feeding tube put in so that she'll be able to get her nutrients after they start radiation and chemo. The cancer is in her throat and they think the radiation might make it impossible for her to swallow; thus the feeding tube. <BR> It still seems like a nightmare. It's been 2 weeks since she was diagnosed but I keep expecting to wake up each morning to find out it was all just a bad dream. <BR> My Mom has to go out of town for ... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 09:21:07 EST Please Pray for my Mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2192294 My mother was diagnosed with stage 4 throat cancer 2 weeks ago. It's been a nightmare. <BR> She lost her voice before Christmas, and it didn't come back. On April 9th she saw a doctor and he told her it was "nothing". He prescribed antibiotics. <BR> When the antibiotics didn't help, my mom went back to see him and said "I'm a smoker; shouldn't I have xrays?" He said "If you think you need them". He later told her the xrays showed a "thickening" in her throat. Again he said it was "no... Tue, 30 Jun 2009 12:23:23 EST "Like a Yo-Yo" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1565630 When I was a little girl I loved the Osmond's, Donny in particular, and one of my favorite songs was "Yo-Yo". Little did I know that it would become my theme song...my weight has been yo-yo-ing up and down for years now. I was 280 at my highest. I lost 20 Ibs on my own and then joined sparkpeople to keep it moving down. I went down to 230, then up, then down, then up, then down...now up again...almost to as high as I was before. I bought new scales yesterday and I weigh 271 Ibs on them. ... Fri, 14 Nov 2008 11:38:21 EST Fun new hobby and new babies, furry and vinyl, lol. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1114746 I adopted a new baby this week; a toy poodle named Benji who needed a new home because his original owner is dying of cancer, and the lady who first adopted him only kept him for 2 months because she developed allergies. Benji is 8 years old, and very cute. He's got a big personality for such a little dog. My 3 year old standard poodle Mac is tolerating him, and my 17 year old miniature poodle Annie loves him. I think he reminds her of Sandy, my miniature poodle who died of cancer 2 years... Wed, 2 Apr 2008 13:45:02 EST Down 16 Ibs...again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=718221 Well, I've managed to re-lose 16 Ibs. I have 12 Ibs to go to hit the weight I was before I regained it all with the prednisone. I'm happy I'm losing again; I can't wait to lose more. <BR> <BR> I went through an emotional upheaval since I last wrote. I couldn't sleep for over a week...only one or two hours here and there, and then I got into a stage where all I wanted to do was sleep. I slept for 18 hours one day! I think I'm all caught up now though, and I'm starting to have normal slee... Sun, 26 Aug 2007 17:21:38 EST Doing well but... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=683099 I'm going crazy! I've been staying within my calorie range, usually at the lower end of the range, and swimming like mad. I lost 8 Ibs, the same 8 Ibs I gained the week before, and I was so happy. Then I went to my therapy session and asked my therapist for help with binge eating. I told him that I think I binge eat because it causes a surge of chemicals, just like it does for other addicts, drinkers and druggies, and he said I was right. Binging does cause a surge in opiates. I suggest... Thu, 2 Aug 2007 12:24:23 EST Back on Track :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=674931 I'm feeling so much better. I've been eating right, swimming, and staying within my calorie range for 3 days. I'm down 3 pounds and I feel better now that I'm eating properly. More energetic and upbeat than I have been in awhile. I need to go grocery shopping, and I need to start using my good fridge in the basement, instead of the icky fridge the house came with, in the kitchen. It keeps freezing my fruit and veggies, no matter how I set it. I wish I knew someone to move my good fridge... Sat, 28 Jul 2007 09:25:17 EST OH NO AGAIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=672538 I swam for 6 hours in my little pool so far this week, but I'm not eating right and I'm up 8 Ibs...in 5 days. I now weigh more than when I started. I started at 250, went down to 230, went on prednisone and went back up to 250 in one month, and have now gone up another 8 for a grand total of 258. I am so upset, but it could be worse, as a friend pointed out. If I hadn't lost that 20 Ibs in the first place, I'd be 278 now from the weight gain, instead of 258. I'm hoping some of this week'... Thu, 26 Jul 2007 14:43:59 EST OH NO AGAIN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=672536 I swam for 6 hours in my little pool so far this week, but I'm not eating right and I'm up 8 Ibs...in 5 days. I now weigh more than when I started. I started at 250, went down to 230, went on prednisone and went back up to 250 in one month, and have now gone up another 8 for a grand total of 258. I am so upset, but it could be worse, as a friend pointed out. If I hadn't lost that 20 Ibs in the first place, I'd be 278 now from the weight gain, instead of 258. I'm hoping some of this week'... Thu, 26 Jul 2007 14:43:08 EST OH NO, June 28, 07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=627546 I swallowed my last prednisone pill yesterday and got on the scale this morning. I am up 21 Ibs...I've gained it all back!!! <BR> <BR> I knew I was gaining, I knew a month of prednisone would make me gain, but even knowing it, how depressing!!! <BR> <BR> I'm going to change my ticker and psyche myself up to start over again. <BR> <BR> I'm going to take the weekend to read and get myself into the right mind set...I still can't walk but maybe I can try to swim my laps. Walking still trigge... Thu, 28 Jun 2007 09:53:57 EST Mac's OK :-) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=532112 Well, my dog's surgery went well. The lump was just a cyst, thank God. He's sleepy but recovering nicely. He's taking his antibiotics without complaint too; what a good boy! I'm hoping he'll calm down now that he's been fixed; maybe I'll be able to walk him around other dogs again. I socialized him with other dogs until he was 1 and a half, but then the other dogs started growling at him and wanting to fight him. Their owners said it was because Mac wasn't fixed. Hopefully his dog fri... Thu, 26 Apr 2007 08:23:07 EST Anxious, my dog's at the vet :-( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=529339 Well, I'm trying to calm myself down. My dog Mac is at the vet. He's getting fixed, and he's also having a suspicious looking lump removed from his side. He's only 2.5 years old, and I noticed the lump last year. I asked the vet to remove it then, but he said it wasn't a problem because it was smooth and round. This year he said it has to come out because it changed shape. I'm hoping it changed shape because Mac chewed at it. Maybe it's just scar tissue. I'm praying he'll be OK. I'm... Tue, 24 Apr 2007 13:01:09 EST Feb.28/07: When positive is negative. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=446418 I just read today's healthy reflection. I find the reflections hit me the wrong way sometimes. I can almost see an annoying mother-face lecturing. <BR> <BR> Like todays; be positive. <BR> <BR> It's great to be positive, but not if it means not allowing yourself to feel what you're feeling. <BR> <BR> All feelings are not positive, so we try to avoid them, and often, that means eating cookies while putting on a happy face and hiding from the negative feelings. <BR> <BR> Negative feelings ... Wed, 28 Feb 2007 09:44:57 EST My first "Intro Text", written Jan. 1st/07. I want to change it, but I want to remember what I wrot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=439462 Hello! I've lost 30 Ibs on my own, basically by swimming 5 times a week. I gained 5 back over the Christmas holidays and I want to get back on track. I've been using weight to hide myself and avoid relationships, and I'm tired of hiding. The world is full of nice people, and it's time to stop being afraid. Plus, my health is deteriorating. I am going to do this, and I'm willing to give/receive support on this journey toward weight loss and improved health. <BR> Take care, and good luc... Fri, 23 Feb 2007 11:01:53 EST Feb. 20/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=435720 Well, I didn't eat enough again today. I just ate an oatmeal to go bar, a banana and drank a glass of milk and managed to get it up to almost my lower end of the range. I'm still about 50 calories under, but that's OK. I was at 700 calories, so I ate an orange and a yogurt, but that only brought me up to 900 so I had to keep eating. It sure is weird to have to eat more calories. It's hard though, because by eating fruits and vegetables, high fibre foods, drinking water, I'm full! I'm g... Wed, 21 Feb 2007 00:26:39 EST Feb. 17: 20 Ibs down!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=430664 I'm down 20 Ibs! Yahoo! Whippee! Insert other adjectives that describe happiness and excitement here:___________!!!lol. <BR> <BR> My body is so weird. I know I'm supposed to be losing 1-2 Ibs a week, but my body doesn't work that way. I stay within my calories etc. and the weight doesn't move for weeks, then suddenly it comes off in a clump. Often it goes up again by 5 Ibs, then down again, then the long wait, then another clump. I don't know if it's because I retain water or what. I... Sat, 17 Feb 2007 13:50:27 EST Still the 16th of Feb: lost 15.5 inches!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=429700 I can't believe it! I took my measurements for the first time since joining, thinking maybe I'd lost a half inch here or there, and wow, was I shocked to see I've lost 14.5 inches! <BR> <BR> I lost 4" off of my waist, 4" off my hips, 1" off my bust, 3" of my upper thigh, 1.5 inches off my calf, 1" off my upper arm, and 1" off my ankle. If I did the math right, that's 15.5 inches, yahoo! <BR> <BR> I was so thrilled with that news that I walked my dog, even though I don't do so well walking ... Fri, 16 Feb 2007 16:20:16 EST Feb. 16/07: 18 Ibs gone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=429264 Yay, I lost more weight even though I haven't been feeling great or working out. I've been eating my breakfast and lunch though, and trying to get my fruits and veggies in, and I guess that makes all the difference. Plus the water of course. <BR> <BR> I really lost 20 Ibs, but I'm not putting that on my ticker or my blog title because, for some reason, whenever I drop weight it's like an advertisement of things to come. I go back up immediately the next day, and then it takes a few days t... Fri, 16 Feb 2007 10:37:36 EST Tues. Jan.30/07: 14 Ibs gone!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=403995 I'm so happy! I got on the scale this morning feeling heavy and yucky, for no reason as I've been following the plan, but that's how I felt. I was so surprised to see I've lost more weight! I'm down 4 more Ibs, yahoo! <BR> <BR> My little ticker fish is swimming to it's little Island, and then beyond, and like the little ticker fish, I'm swimming my way to good health! <BR> <BR> I'm planning on going on a vacation to a hot, tropical beach once I've lost the weight. I went on a cruise a fe... Tue, 30 Jan 2007 11:51:31 EST Jan. 27/07: 11 Ibs gone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=399430 Well, I've gone below the 240 mark to 239. I haven't done that for a while. It's weird, for the longest time I weighed 165 and thought I was disgustingly fat, and now I'd kill to get there again. But when I was 165, I was up from 145, which was up from 128. I was 128 when I joined Weight Watchers years ago, and I've never been thin again. I kept losing and then gaining back more than I lost. Plus the sickness and the prednisone piled it on. I clearly remember those weights though, and... Sat, 27 Jan 2007 14:55:38 EST Jan. 19/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=385669 Well, it's another cold and snowy day here. I miss the sun so much. I find it's way easier to eat right and exercise in the summer months. I always feel so down in the winter. I really need to move away from here, one of these days. It's too cold. I love walking, and I'd love to live somewhere where the weather allowed for walking daily throughout the year. I wonder, where is the climate temperate for most of the year? I can't move now, but eventually I'd really love to move to a warm... Fri, 19 Jan 2007 09:33:20 EST Jan. 16/07: 10 Ibs gone! Yay!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=380487 I am so happy I stepped on the scale today. I wasn't going to, because yesterday, I ate chocolate. <BR> <BR> Yup, chocolate. <BR> <BR> I'd been having a rough day. I don't see things properly; my perception is off just enough to make me walk into things, drop things, and knock things over, and it can get frustrating. Usually I can laugh at myself, but yesterday, after the can I was reaching for landed first on my head and then my foot; after I walked into the wall and practically took of... Tue, 16 Jan 2007 00:00:00 EST Jan. 12/07: 8 Ibs gone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=373996 Yay! I lost 2 more Ibs for a grand total of 8 Ibs in 16 days!!! I was really hungry last night, and I ate more calories than I should have, BUT...I ate healthy foods. I had an extra fruit, and 2 cups of extra veggies, and a can of tuna with some miracle whip and crackers. The veggies barely cost me any calories, which means I really need to be eating them more. I am eating them, just not enough of them, I guess. The 10 crackers, at 90 calories per 5 crackers, and the miracle whip put ... Fri, 12 Jan 2007 13:01:12 EST Jan. 11/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=371869 Well, I had a few setbacks but I'm back on track. And really, I didn't do too badly, just made some errors. I'm still down 6 Ibs, still exercising/drinking water/eating breakfast. Yesterday I didn't get my fruit/veggies in, but today I will. I ended up going to an appointment and then swimming and by the time I got home I just put a frozen fish entree in the microwave and ate it. Had popcorn as a snack, which is too high in sodium. I was just about to eat some veggies when my friend call... Thu, 11 Jan 2007 11:22:46 EST Jan. 8/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=366641 Whew, I'm glad today is almost over. It's 8 o'clock, and I'm eating supper; a salad with chicken breast. It tastes alright. I ate 2 payday candy bars today. My best friend bought them for me for Christmas, they were included in my gift, and I've been craving them ever since. I didn't go over my calories; if anything, I've been under or at the low end every day. It's just, I have to be careful because eating something like that can trigger a binge for me. I didn't binge though, so that'... Mon, 8 Jan 2007 20:07:14 EST Jan. 7/07: A sunny day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=363971 I'm feeling a lot better today. I stayed on track yesterday, depsite feeling down, and for the first time in my life didn't eat to make sad feelings go away. I admitted that I had them and I accepted them and I made it through them. Dr. M. would be proud! <BR> <BR> Yesterday I found two really cool software programs, Photo Plus and Page somthing or other, by FreeSerif. I was able to finally get the dates out of my photo's; something I haven't been able to do in any other program. I cr... Sun, 7 Jan 2007 14:05:52 EST Jan. 6/07: Feeling down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=362431 I had a good day yesterday. I swam for 2 hours, less the 15 minutes in the hot tub, of course. I drank my water, 10 cups, actually. I ate breakfast and lunch but missed supper because I was swimming, then went shopping and didn't get home until 10PM. I ate some crackers and hummus, and some fruit and almost made the lower end of my cutoff; I ate just under. <BR> <BR> I woke up feeling OK, sort of headachy, but now I've got a full blown migraine and I feel terribly down. I got a nasty... Sat, 6 Jan 2007 13:18:14 EST Jan. 5/07: Resisted temptation... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=360588 I resisted temptation yesterday...in the form of baked goods/chips/chocolates. <BR> <BR> I was feeling frustrated due to taking my dogs to the groomers, who lives down the highway, past the next little town. I got there and she had MOVED, without telling me, even though we had an appointment. I felt frustrated/angry, and that usually makes me want to binge. I told the groomer I felt frustrated when I finally found her new location (in the town I had driven past!), and she apologized and g... Fri, 5 Jan 2007 11:02:52 EST Jan. 3/07: 5 Ibs down! Yay!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=356576 Yay!!! Wahoo!!! <BR> I lost the 5 Ibs I gained back over Christmas. This site is awesome! One of my biggest problems is that I get distracted and forget I'm trying to change my eating habits/lifestyle, and I slip back into bad habits (skipping breakfast and lunch, not getting enough fruit or veggies or water). I write every day, and I'm at the computer, so this is great for me. I just log in here first, and it gets me into the proper mind set. The site reminds me of my goals, and it mot... Wed, 3 Jan 2007 11:38:28 EST Jan. 2, 2007 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=354507 Well, I feel pretty good about myself. Yesterday I drank my water, walked for an hour and fifteen minutes, and stayed within my calorie range. I even had some chocolate and stayed within, yahoo! I really like this site. It's way better than sites I've paid for in the past. I just wish it had a chart for comparing calories eaten vs. calories burned, but I can still log on to fit day for that. <BR> <BR> I really believe 2007 will be my year. I'm visualizing success in writing and weight... Tue, 2 Jan 2007 09:55:13 EST Jan. 1st 2007! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=352821 Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> I can't believe it's 2007! I have a really good feeling about this year; I think good things are going to happen. <BR> <BR> My New Year's Resolutions: <BR> <BR> 1) Find an agent or publisher for my children's manuscript. <BR> <BR> 2) Meet small goals of drinking water and eating breakfast, then adding 2 more, then after following for 2 weeks, adding 2 more... <BR> <BR> 3) Lose weight...in increments of 10% of totol weight...first goal, 25 Ibs. <BR> <BR> 4) To ... Mon, 1 Jan 2007 10:54:46 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=348533 I'm so glad I found this website! It is so awesome; I spent close to 4 hours just looking through it! I like the idea of starting slowly and making small changes until they stick. I'm working on: drinking 3 glasses of water, eating breakfast and lunch, as well as supper (I usually skip breakfast and lunch), and listening to music. I drank the 8 glasses of water today, but I spent so much time online I haven't listened to the music yet, lol . I'll have to download some music onto my com... Wed, 27 Dec 2006 23:08:59 EST