KIM22211's SparkPeople Blog KIM22211's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community When will I ever learn my lesson??? I really need to stay off the scale except for weigh in day! There are too many fluctuations thru out the week! Earlier this week I showed a 1 lb gain. Stresses me out to no end!!!! <BR> On weigh in day I ended up with a 1.4 lb loss! <BR> All that stress for nothing! <BR> Stay off the scales Kimberly!!! <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great week end!!! Fri, 27 Feb 2015 02:30:56 EST gearing up for the Spring blc!! I joined the challenge for Spring. <BR> I had to write a letter to myself for goals to look back on at the end of the 10 weeks (it starts in a couple of weeks!) <BR> I set some great goals for me! Very reasonable. I think goals really do need to be realistic so that you will be able to not only achieve them but more importantly maintain your results/rewards! <BR> <BR> Hold on.........Spring IS coming!!!!! Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:39:49 EST Weigh in tomorrow Thank goodness the Spring challenge has not officially commenced because I don't think tomorrow is going to be a happy weigh in. But I will just keep on keeping on! <BR> Have a great evening all! Wed, 25 Feb 2015 22:41:38 EST Dinner is served! It is unbelievable how eating healthy changes this up. I fixed breakfast for dinner and My dinner was sooooooooo much healthier than my husbands only because of simple choices I made to change things up! I thing I will take the time to do the math and figure the caloric difference. Nobody would believe it though. It was just astounding to me as I was doing the math in my head! I will let you know if I get it done! <BR> Here is my delicious dinner! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 21:22:13 EST feeling feelings This was not a good day for my healthy eating. Oh, it started out good but later went to the pits. <BR> As a learning tool, I realize that I am still prone to feeding feelings. Need to work on different coping skills. <BR> But as they say, tomorrow is a new day. <BR> Learn from the bad. <BR> Grow with the good. <BR> Hope your weekend went much better than mine! <BR> Here's to today! Mon, 23 Feb 2015 03:23:39 EST taking it to the next level Hubs and I have been going back and forth on what type of exercise equipment to get. With it being winter, I basically have been pacing through the house and going up and down stairs and using some little dumbbells here and there. <BR> He is wanting an elliptical and I would rather have a total gym or treadmill. But I want to be able to use it watching tv. We can not have that big equipment in the living room! So I am trying out this new little portal system. I can pedal on it while I work a... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 03:30:03 EST the big finale Well my total loss for the 10 weeks is 11.7 lbs! Not too shabby Considering there were so many obstacles during this time.I am thrilled to pieces about it! <BR> Now to try to stay in the groove until the new challenge! <BR> There have been a couple of stressors today that have not been directly related to me but very hard times for a bff of mine and also my sister so believe it or not, that has caused me to want to raid the kitchen! <BR> I have to stay out of the kitchen for the night! <BR... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 02:35:13 EST The final Weigh in Today will be the final weigh in on the Winter Challenge team I have been on for the last 10 weeks. Up to this point, I have lost a little over 10 lbs on it. Mind you, this went back in to the Christmas/New Year/ Super bowl/ sons birthdays/Valentines Day/you name it! <BR> So I encourage everyone to join a challenge. It helps hold you more accountable and keeps you focused! <BR> I have never moved so much in my life! I am really hoping to get a last good weigh in for this challenge! I will le... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 03:09:39 EST Routines I am a very Routine person by nature. I am not necessarily an organized person. I want to become more organized! <BR> But when my routine is messed with, I become all out of whack! yet I will not let this hiccup in my routine derail me from my health goals! <BR> I sure hope hubs gets back to his regular schedule sooner rather than later! I don't know if I am coming or going with the crazy changes! <BR> Keep a routine as best you can! <BR> Have a Wonderful Wednesday! Wed, 18 Feb 2015 01:45:06 EST small cuff!!!! Went to the dr today. She took my blood pressure......using the small cuff!!!!! Who knew! woohoooo! <BR> When I got there she was talking about how one of the elevators was messing up and she asked me if I took the 3rd one up to her 8th floor office. I said "are you asking the girl that took the stairs what elevator she used?" <BR> She did a happy dance! lol She said I am doing AWESOME and she can't wait to see my lab work that will be done in April. She said I was her inspiration! <BR> Hol... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:32:38 EST Pegs for the legs Hubs is putting on his Valentines gift! He wanted highway pegs for the Sturgis trip coming in July. <BR> I figured he would end up getting them anyways so why not kill 2 birds with one stone,right?! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Keep warm! I hear we are getting some ugly weather coming in our neck of the woods! Sun, 15 Feb 2015 21:07:49 EST Happy Valentines Day! Hope you all are enjoying this day! Remember, you are your own Valentine! Love yourself! You were fearfully and wonderfully made! Not my quote. God said it! So it must be true! <BR> <BR> Take care of you! <BR> <BR> Sat, 14 Feb 2015 04:35:20 EST She knows better! Hubs is a freak about letting my baby get on the furniture. But when he is at work, she seems to know. I had the tv on and I was working in the kitchen and I turned and saw her sitting on the sofa, posed, watching tv, like she owns the place! <BR> I had to snap a pic! <BR> Don't tell hubs! lol <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful weekend! <BR> OH! I lost 1.2 lbs this week on the BLC! Next week is the final weigh in for the Ch... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 02:30:17 EST Schedule Changes Hubs usually works days and he is on this weird 12 hour shift and constant days changing. But now thru April he is going to nights, 11p-7am Monday thru Friday. I don't know how well this is going to go for him! I do over night hours and I adapt well. He, on the other hand, does not! <BR> This is going to put a kink in my little routine! errrrr!!!! <BR> As soon as I get use to the change, he will be back to the other schedule again! <BR> is inevitable! <BR> Have a w... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 03:40:25 EST cornbread in a skillet! <img src=""> first time trying it and it was a hit!!! Wed, 11 Feb 2015 01:37:47 EST Challenge My sister formed a fitbit challenge and invited me. I can't hardly keep up but I am at least moving more. I guess it lasts for a week. Last time I checked I was in 1st place but my nephew is hauling close by as is my sister! <BR> At least it is keeping me moving more! <BR> That is the key! <BR> Don't be afraid of challenging yourself! <BR> Have a great week! Tue, 10 Feb 2015 23:40:17 EST Stepping it up! Just popping in to say hi to everyone! Going to go get steppin'! So far, every day I have gone over my 10000 steps a day goal since Thursday! The more I move, the more calories I burn! Burn baby burn! <BR> See ya! Go get movin'!!! Sun, 8 Feb 2015 15:35:47 EST recipes Going thru all my old recipe collections from over a year ago and so many good ones I forgot about! looking forward to making them this coming week again! <BR> <BR> Enjoy your weekend! Sat, 7 Feb 2015 21:43:00 EST Sturgis bound... There are always dates and goals I like to meet but this one is kinda a biggie. <BR> Well, my son and his wife are expecting their first baby. You know that means pictures and lots of them. What is something I don't like? pictures!!! So I am preparing for pics! vanity! <BR> <BR> Second, The very end of July, hubs says we are going to Sturgis. It is the 75th anniversary I guess and he has never been and he wants to ride the Harley. I am not trying to ride on back all fat and uncomfortable! ... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 03:00:22 EST Pugshot We are babysitting my sons baby boy. <BR> Spark friends, meet Tank. Is he the cutest thing ever!!!!?? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> If you are having a bad day, just look at this face, it will make you smile! <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Feb 2015 03:27:35 EST organizing my home one room at a time! little here and a little there. Every day just little by little getting rid of the clutter! <BR> Have a good night all! Tue, 3 Feb 2015 22:50:23 EST cupcake............ My sister makes the best cakes known to man. I would put them against any baker I have ever tried. I said, okay, if I get to 20000 steps, I am going to enjoy me a cupcake.....well, I decided to sit down and log my food ya, I won't be eating a cupcake, well, tonight anyways. <BR> I killed it with moving though. Had one of my sons dancing up and down the stairs and he was acting like my coach saying, "Come on Come on, 20,000. You got this" lol It was sweet. But who knew t... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 21:54:07 EST Day Trip It is so hard to eat right when traveling but we had to take about a 3 hour drive to a funeral. That meant eating out. <BR> Over all, it wasn't the best day calorie wise, but I know for a fact, if I were not at least aware of my choices, it would have been 3 times AT LEAST than what I ended the day with. I think I was able to stay under 2000 for the day but because I was sitting most of the day, there was a decline in my steps as well. <BR> Glad to have the day done. <BR> Went to a yummy res... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 06:03:46 EST Titles As many of you know, my oldest son and his wife are expecting their first baby in April. <BR> I have always said my title will be Nonni. I like the sound of it. Don't want granny tagged to me! lol <BR> But my sister, knowing I am a glam girl, said "You will be called Glam-ma" <BR> I have to admit, I do kinda like the sound of that. It is different and with me being a girlie girl, it might work out! <BR> Have a great one <BR> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 05:12:12 EST weekly weigh in I have been trying to aim for a 2lb loss for this week. I put in way more steps than I usually do and tracked tracked tracked everything. Kept calories at about 1100-1400 a day. <BR> Results................3.2 loss. <BR> I know, 2 lbs a week is what is recommended for long term "keep it off" but when you just stay on track and keep consistent and plan properly, sometimes the results are more. <BR> I am going to celebrate that loss! <BR> Have a great Friday! Fri, 30 Jan 2015 01:15:16 EST Love is in the air......... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My mom likes to decorate her whole house for each holiday. This is her bathroom decor for Valentines Day! <BR> <BR> She's so "Martha"! <BR> <BR> Have a great Day! Thu, 29 Jan 2015 02:24:53 EST Trying to Prep I am having a small,well,let's face it, with the size of my family,nothing is small!! But we are getting together for the Big Game and also to celebrate my 3 son's birthdays. Since their birthday all land within a week of each other, it is easiest to just get them all together! <BR> I have one son and myself that are on the healthy eating patterns and so I am REALLY going to make sure he and I are taken care of. There will be plenty of other junk I am certain of that! With my family, food is ... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:04:12 EST 29 years ago today I got the new title of mommy! My oldest son was born! <BR> <BR> Have a great Evening Tue, 27 Jan 2015 22:52:34 EST Monday Monday Today we are going to have breakfast for dinner. Hubs loves it so it makes it real easy to want to do! <BR> I think I will try the oatmeal in a crockpot as well. Sounds so delish! <BR> <BR> Have a great day all! Mon, 26 Jan 2015 14:24:38 EST Gotta Brag a little........ My son and his wife recently bought their first home. It is a big old house. They purchased some curtains and one set cascades over a staircase so my son cut it and angled it and sewed it to give a smooth finish! How adorable is that?! <BR> Here are some pics of their new (old) place. <BR> <img src=""> the front angle <BR> <img src=""> side view <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spar... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 16:25:35 EST Weekend Plans I have to say, I love it when hubs has to work weekends sometimes. It is relaxing and yet productive as well. <BR> This weekend target........ clean out the old antique hutch that is going to my sons new home! It's going to be quite an undertaking and I am going to involved my teenage daughter. WARNING.......There may be kicking and screaming involved with this process! lol <BR> Have a wonderful yet productive weekend all! Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:24:44 EST Headed the right direction..........finally It seems like I pretty much wasted a year but I am back in action! Lost 2.6 this week and am fully committed to keep doing what it takes to get healthy again! <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday! Take care of you! Fri, 23 Jan 2015 04:25:41 EST Healthy Goals Been taking vitamins and all kinds of healthy things. I really hope it is going to make a difference in my labs next time I have to go to the Dr! <BR> Goal for this year........get off all prescription drugs that I possibly can! <BR> Goal for this year also, by December 31, all labs look wonderful! <BR> <BR> <BR> Make your healthy goals then make them happen! <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 01:32:39 EST 10000 Finally moving more and I hit my 10000 steps goal today! In fact, I went over 11000! I am so glad! <BR> <BR> Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday! Wed, 21 Jan 2015 01:39:25 EST the secret is to keep changing.. I tend to get in ruts. Eat the same old thing over and over because I know the amounts,calories,healthiness etc it is for me. When I invest more time in my healthy lifestyle choices, I seem to be more successful <BR> Recently my daughter talked me into buying this yogurt dressing. I LOVE IT! Going to try different versions of it next time! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I got the ceasar one but this is my next one I am going to get! <BR> ... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:03:09 EST Gave it a try my vanilla drink and oooooooooooooohhhhhhh wow!! I think I like it even better than the coffee one! So glad I got 100 servings size! Heres to eating healthy! Sun, 18 Jan 2015 16:47:17 EST Vanilla!! Just got my vanilla drink and so ready to try it mixed with some fruit! It is my meal replacement/vitamin drink and I was getting tired of the same old one. Coffee flavored. I like it but I like a variety more! <BR> Can't wait to give it a try! <BR> Have a wonderful weekend! Sat, 17 Jan 2015 03:15:33 EST YAY!!!! It is Friday! yay! My mom told me about a sale on ground turkey so I am running up to the store and getting a nice hook up! $1.88 lb. Unheard of. How sad is it that that is considered a great price! <BR> Also, the weather today is going to be around 60 degrees! Unheard of as well! Hubs is getting out the Harley and going to go for a ride! I am sooooo thankful! It is great thing for one's mental health! You know how winter can cause the crazy to come out in us!!? <BR> Have a great day all! Fri, 16 Jan 2015 02:30:34 EST What a loser! I lost 3.4 this week! woo hoo! Looks like my breakfast drinks are doing the trick and I am getting in all the vitamins that I need too!! Thu, 15 Jan 2015 22:55:32 EST First time in a long time I have been "off" for a while as far as my healthy choices and weight loss have been. But for the first time in a lonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnng time, I am actually looking forward to a weigh in tomorrow! <BR> It feels good to be back. <BR> I am okay if I don't see results, because I FEEL results. My health is better and I can really tell! <BR> Have a happy hump day all! Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:13:53 EST Great Start! Great start to this week! I am drinking a vitamin/replacement meal for breakfast and it was delicious! I got some running done and even a little house work to boot! Feeling productive.......even with hubs off today! <BR> Have a great Monday! Mon, 12 Jan 2015 14:42:22 EST Nice and quiet I (almost) feel bad saying this but on the Sundays hubs has to work, I really do enjoy my quiet time at home. Doing what I want. Nobody to cater to. Nobody to have to entertain!! <BR> I enjoy doing for him, but it is just nice to get to sit down at my pc and not worry about having to do this or do that! <BR> Hope your Sunday afternoon is peaceful! Sun, 11 Jan 2015 17:34:11 EST Christmas with the little ones When we went down to Joplin to see the family down there, the little ones and I made a gingerbread house. It was a hot mess! But they had fun so it was worth it! <BR> javascript:void(0); <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful weekend! Sat, 10 Jan 2015 03:20:27 EST 2015 I want to make some goals for the new year. I am ging to keep it real simple. <BR> <BR> 1. Drink my water everyday <BR> <BR> 2. Do my devotions daily <BR> <BR> 3.Take all my meds/vitamins daily. <BR> <BR> 4. weigh in once a week <BR> <BR> 5. Shop smart <BR> <BR> These are just reminders for me and I know I can do it. Simple yet sometimes I don't manage to get them all in. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful Friday! Fri, 9 Jan 2015 16:22:47 EST Where there is a will........... there's a way. <BR> For me, it is to save some money. Well, not exactly save per say but managing it. <BR> Insurance increase starts this month and so I am looking for ways to shuffle money from here to there and I decided we can cut back on groceries. <BR> I am going to try to feed this family of 3 on 300 a month. I think I can! Won't be too easy but with the right sales and coupons I believe it sure can be done! <BR> Off to look up recipes for the week! <BR> Fail to plan, plan to fail! Thu, 8 Jan 2015 01:57:30 EST Back in the saddle! I can not begin to tell you how thankful I am for my home!! It is so true, there is no place like home. <BR> Made it back safe and sound. Well, safe anyway! <BR> Was greeted with some pretty snow once we returned. <BR> I was never so happy to get back in my own bed! <BR> Hope you are doing wonderful! <BR> Wed, 7 Jan 2015 01:22:32 EST heading out Will be a little distant for the next 2 or 3 days as I will be out of town celebrating Christmas with the in laws. <BR> Hope you all have a wonderful safe weekend. Fri, 2 Jan 2015 01:30:47 EST ready set go! Ready or not, 2015 is here! I am feeling empowered and excited for finally a new year! <BR> Here's to 2015! <BR> Have a wonderful new year all! Thu, 1 Jan 2015 03:23:24 EST bye bye 2014 no big plans for 2015 new years day because I have to work. So hope you all have a safe and wonderful ringing in the new year! Wed, 31 Dec 2014 00:46:11 EST clean up! Time to get things all back in order and get rid of all the junk food around here!!! Daughter and I have been busy cleaning all day! The more we get done today, the less we will have to do tomorrow after church! <BR> <BR> Question...when do you typically put away all the Christmas decor? <BR> I usually do it the 1st of January or the weekend after if I am working. In this case, we will be going out of town that weekend so I opted to do it early. <BR> <BR> Have a great evening all! Sat, 27 Dec 2014 18:52:42 EST