KDAILEY70's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KDAILEY70 KDAILEY70'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/ Starting anew http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754781 It has been several months and 22 pounds later but I am going to give it a go once again. I am not making any promises. I have been down this road several times before. I am disgusted with myself. It is truly time for a big change. I now am pre-diabetic and quite frankly I am scared. I have seen the effects of diabetes and of those who aren't taking care of themselves. I do not want to be one of them. I have the most wonderful husband and I want to be around for a long time to be with him. S... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 00:31:15 EST 2nd blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626632 Today is the day! I feel motivated! I shall overcome! Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:45:07 EST blog 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624079 I was diagnosed with pre-diabetes. I am determined to get it under control before it becomes type 2. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 15:06:10 EST day 34 blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295398 today was weigh-in. I had a small loss. I am pleased. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 19:25:40 EST day 33 blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5294030 tomorrow is weigh-in Wed, 20 Mar 2013 18:02:16 EST day 32 blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293017 It never rained today much to my surprise. I managed to get some of the ivy pulled out so that it wouldn't be encroaching my new blueberry bushes. The back yard needs so much work. One section at a time. The front only needs a few more bushes, after we remove all the rocks. cutting out the old dead lawn and laying new sod. Hopefully, the front will be done soon. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 22:50:14 EST day 31 blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291757 I am beat. We ripped out bushes and plants. then planted 4 blueberry bushes and an orange tree. There is just so much more to be done. I'll get a break for there is rain in the forecast. Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:54:24 EST day 30 blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5290443 It's been a long day. <em>24</em> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 23:05:24 EST day 29 blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5289267 What a beautiful day before the rains come in. Sat, 16 Mar 2013 22:30:10 EST day 28 blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5288311 <em>213</em> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 23:37:02 EST day 27 blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286840 Today is the date that I set aside to reach an important goal. I can honestly say that I have been successful. I was lacking a tiny bit in one area and need a small tweak but nevertheless I came out on top!! I used the SMART goal-setting worksheet from SP. I found it very helpful. I plan to use it again for another goal. I keep this sheet where I can refer to it often to keep my goal fresh in my mind. It holds me accountable and motivated. <BR> <BR> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 18:09:12 EST day 26 blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5285623 One day left until my goal deadline. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:35:42 EST day 25 blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284616 <em>24</em> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 23:19:42 EST day 24 blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5282494 A new attitude is all I have left to offer. It is time, when all else has failed that something has got to give. Time to change strategies. I've had a bad attitude for far too long. I'm picking up what's left and moving forward with what I have to work with. I am starting a new streak today with just exercising for at least 10 minutes a day and staying in my calorie range. A renewed strength I didn't know that I had until now. A new commitment. I'll continue my blogging streak 'cause it keeps... Mon, 11 Mar 2013 12:16:32 EST Day 23 blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281570 We've been getting our front yard landscaping done. We bought our new home in October after being vacant for over a year. Everything in the yard died. We have all of our flower beds in and have planted 9 of 15 bushes and have planted 2 of 4 trees. It's been a lot of work. I finished putting the mulch down around the flower beds this afternoon. Next weekend we'll finish the planting of bushes and trees. Then after we eradicate the bermuda grass, we will cut out the dead sod and lay new sod, th... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 19:22:40 EST day 22 blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280687 It's been 3 weeks that I've been blogging. I've had some successes and some setbacks. I seem to be struggling more than anything. I know that I can do this. I just have to work on my attitude. A sparkfriend is working on her attitude so I'll follow suit. I can get control. I am not a quitter. Sat, 9 Mar 2013 23:40:07 EST day 21 blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279239 Today is day 2 of renewed commitment. Fri, 8 Mar 2013 18:17:37 EST day 20 blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277372 I had a big gain this week. How awful. I have no one to blame but myself. I will pick myself up, dust myself off, learn from my mistakes and move on. Thu, 7 Mar 2013 11:57:36 EST day 19 blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276127 life is good. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 15:16:32 EST day 18 blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274652 I am desperately trying to stay positive today. Tue, 5 Mar 2013 17:18:57 EST Day 17 blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273584 What a beautiful day it was today. I spent most of the day outside working in the yard, enjoying the weather. It'll rain the rest of the week. We sure need it. It'll help my flowers and bushes grow. I love the spring warmth. I hope that it is here to stay and not a tease. Mon, 4 Mar 2013 23:12:16 EST day 16 blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271962 Today another good day. Sun, 3 Mar 2013 23:40:43 EST day 15 blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269318 It's late, I can't sleep. again. Tomorrow, or I should say today will be another busy day. We will be doing more work in the front yard getting the it ready for new sod. I planted one flower border garden yesterday and hope to get another done today. I love the spring. The weather has been gorgeous but the rain will be coming in the first part of the week. Hoping everyone has a wonderful day. Sat, 2 Mar 2013 05:17:31 EST 14th day blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268108 March 1st- a new month- a new beginning. Fri, 1 Mar 2013 07:10:40 EST 13th day blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267426 I'm feeling encouraged. I weighed in today and had a loss. I am pleased. It is my son's birthday so we will be having a celebration tonight. Also, I am to be a grandmother again in late October. This will be my third grandchild. All good news. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 15:27:17 EST 12th day blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266006 Didn't sleep last night. So I am pretty tired this morning. I've been able to do my sparking and exercising done. I have lots of errands to run. I'll be on the go all day long. One of those hectic days. <BR> Thanks for reading my blog. Have a wonderful day. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 12:54:47 EST 11th day blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5264862 Life is good. That about sums it up. A good positive outlook can help get you through a tough day. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 14:49:43 EST 10th day of blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5263904 Today was a great day for me. I spent the whole day with my daughter. I didn't get my exercises in but I managed to stay within my calories. Mon, 25 Feb 2013 20:38:50 EST 9th day of blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5262609 I slept really well last night, finally. Today was a productive day. I was able to get some more gardening done. We went to a local nursery and bought a bunch of shrubs. We'll be planting them next weekend. We still need to strip what's left of our lawn and prepare it for new sod. Our home had remained vacant for over a year before we purchased it several months ago. Just about everything died. It all needs replacing. That'll keep us busy for quite some time.lol Sun, 24 Feb 2013 21:20:30 EST 8th day blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260782 Today will be a long day. I've been having a terrible time sleeping for 5 nights now. I'm running on fumes. lol I feel that today will be productive. Sat, 23 Feb 2013 08:39:22 EST 7th day blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260386 Today turned out to be a gorgeous day. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:31:21 EST 6th day blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5258890 Is there really hope for me? The answer is yes but I need to work really hard if I truly want it bad enough. Do I????? Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:50:31 EST 5th day blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257239 I sat down several hours ago and set some specific goals. It helped me to make a commitment to myself to get healthier. Something that is long overdue. I am the type of person that needs a lot of motivation. I'm not usually a go-getter. I need time to think things through and weigh all my options. Pretty silly, especially about getting healthy. Anyway, it's the first step in the right direction. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 09:23:57 EST 4th day blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5255831 Well it's early and I can't sleep, again. I've an appointment with my therapist this afternoon. I've been considering an IOP program. I'll see if she still thinks that that would still be best option for me. So far I've been really resisting it. <BR> Anyway, have a wonderful day. thanks for reading my blog. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 07:49:36 EST 3rd day blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5255360 Today was another decent day. A bit chilly though. We were able to get the roses planted. I didn't do too bad on my eating, it could improve. I need to drink more water. I would like to incorporate more exercise into my day. All in all I wouldn't call today a failure. I am trying to be gentle with myself and do the best that I can. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 20:37:16 EST February 16th, day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5253617 Today has proven to be a better day so far.... The sun is shining. I've spent the morning with my husband and enjoyed it completely. My daughter is coming for the day. I so enjoy her company. <BR> I am on track with my intake of food so far, but it is only 10 am. We'll bbq later for dinner, yum. <BR> Positive attitude today. Sun, 17 Feb 2013 12:55:59 EST February 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5252788 I haven't been able to blog, until my wonderful and technical son fixed my computer. So this is my first blog in a long time. <BR> I have been away from SP for awhile and had returned several weeks ago. I am trying to get back into the swing of things. Like many people I had a weight loss only to gain it back again. I find that it is harder to get motivated this time. <BR> I suffer from severe depression and have been stuck in an episode since the beginning of the holidays. I know that seve... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 16:03:51 EST Sept 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5047010 We met and had dinner with my son's new in-laws. They are nice people. It sure is hot, hot, hot here in Phoenix. Thu, 6 Sep 2012 11:55:54 EST Sept 5th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5045609 Having a wonderful time with family members. I love being on vacation. Wed, 5 Sep 2012 13:28:59 EST Sept 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043794 We head to Chandler, Az. to hook up with our son and his soon to be bride this morning. The wedding is on Saturday. Tue, 4 Sep 2012 10:39:38 EST Sept 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041723 Today was a travel day. We drove from Northern California to Pheonix, Arizona. I has been a long day. Sun, 2 Sep 2012 22:19:00 EST Sept 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5040673 Today was a wonderful day. The sun was shining, the weather was gorgeous and I got to spend the whole day with people I love. Sun, 2 Sep 2012 00:12:54 EST Aug 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5039517 <em>211</em> Sat, 1 Sep 2012 00:45:25 EST Aug 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5036320 I feel blessed to have all the support from my sparkfriends. Thank-you. Wed, 29 Aug 2012 16:28:28 EST Aug 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5035408 Today was my three week weigh-in day. I am down another 5 pounds!!! I am so excited. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 23:26:58 EST Aug 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5031796 have a great Sunday everyone. Sun, 26 Aug 2012 14:23:52 EST Aug 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5031083 <em>248</em> Sat, 25 Aug 2012 22:59:09 EST Aug 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5028822 It is early, can't sleep again. Just another restless night. It'll be a long day. Fri, 24 Aug 2012 05:36:30 EST Aug 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5028557 Today was a good day. I did some yardwork and stayed within my goals. Thu, 23 Aug 2012 22:22:25 EST Aug 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5026862 Today was a good day although I need to exercise more. Something other than walking would be prefered. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 19:34:56 EST