KSHAGGY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KSHAGGY KSHAGGY'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/ Spring Challenge #4 is One I Need http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4260918 Glad to see that eating breakfast is a part of this challenge, this is something I neglect to do more days than not. Maybe after a week (hopefully) of eating breakfast this will become a habit and hopefully it will have a positive impact on my weight loss journey (a journey that has been stuck this year)! Sat, 28 May 2011 01:13:23 EST I Will Catch Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4247315 I joined 2 challenges in the past 2 weeks and in the last week and a half have not participated. One of my sons came home from college, another came a few days to visit, relatives came from back east and the bottom line is I lost track of everything including my mind. I was cooking my sons favorite foods (not all that healthy), going out to eat with the realtives...anyway the bottom line is I am back and will catch up and not disappoint my teams! Sat, 21 May 2011 14:44:42 EST Thanks to My Fellow A-Teamers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4226671 Just wanted to say thank you for all the support I have been receiving from my team-mates on the A-Team (even a Teddy Bearmember has stopped by). <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> Wed, 11 May 2011 21:50:13 EST Challenges - Doubling Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4223629 Okay, I never have done a Spark Challenge before & now I find I have doubled up and am on 2. I signed up awhile ago for a May Challenge and just received my assignment, I am a Sapphire Butterfly; on the other Challenge I am a member of the A-Team. <BR> <BR> I am going to give it my all to try to keep up with both challenges successfully! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Tue, 10 May 2011 17:18:54 EST Day 3 and All is Well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4222056 Things went much better today, on target for everything including sodium (that hardly happens)....feeling great, now tomorrow I need to get some exercise in! Tue, 10 May 2011 00:34:40 EST Day 2 & Things Are Not as Good as They Should Be http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4219335 No excuses but when you have men (who are all in shape) that run and plan a day for Mother's Day including a meal you get pizza and Dairy Queen Ice Cream Cake, beer for the guys and champagne for the gals; and bowls set out with chips and other such foods. <BR> <BR> I kinda planned for the dinner, by not eating breakfast and eating half a lunch. But my habit for the week was to get my 5 fruits and veggies in......not a veggie or fruit to be seen; not even a veggie on one of pizzas! Not eve... Sun, 8 May 2011 23:48:07 EST On the Way to Hobart, Tasmania http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4217462 Today is Day 1 of the 5% Spring Challenge and apparently we are on our way to Hobart, Tasmania. The way to get there is to earn miles for exercising. <BR> <BR> The challenge also offers points for blogging, reading team mates blogs and much more. <BR> <BR> A suggestion of the challenge is to add a new habit each week, this week I am choosing to add "must eat my 5 fuits & veggies on a daily basis'. Today is day 1 and it looks like I will achieve my goal......have strawberries planned for ... Sat, 7 May 2011 23:57:21 EST Count Down to the Spring Challenge - Assignment #4: Trigger Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4213414 I have many trigger foods, the biggest is chips, almost any kind......once I start I really can't stop. <BR> <BR> I really don't know what set it off though, I can be great and on track and grab a little of a treat. Usually I can manage with the little bit, sometimes I just go buzerk and eat way too much. <BR> <BR> That is problem something I need to work through as I continue on this journey. Thu, 5 May 2011 22:53:49 EST Spring 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4206282 As you know, I have been kind of stuck lately and have just been getting back on track. Thanks to the Spark I got an email from a random member inviting me to participate in their Spring Challenge to loss 5% of my weight. I think this is just what I need, I am pretty excited.....today I received my team info & am on the ATeam. This seems like a fun motivational challenge and am looking forward to it's start on May 8. <BR> <BR> If anyone else is interested, this is the name of the spark te... Tue, 3 May 2011 00:07:39 EST Nest not going to be so empty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4203059 My son will be coming home from college in the next week or so, he is bringing home 2 buddies to spend a week. It will be a bit hectic around here, but I can't wait! Sun, 1 May 2011 19:43:27 EST Day 2 - Getting My Spark Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4196511 Well 2 days in a row is a bit better than I have been doing. Went over just a bit yesterday on calories, carbs & sodium. Today is a new day and I will be on track, plus have a 30 minute walk scheduled (maybe I can get a second one in tonight too)! Thu, 28 Apr 2011 12:46:40 EST Why Can't I Get Going Again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4194834 Every time I try to get started again, I get sidetracked....I need to get back on. Why do I keep doing this to myself? Wed, 27 Apr 2011 18:32:57 EST Back Again with New Resolve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4173014 Don't know why or how it happened, but I have been away from Spark for the last few weeks. I just feel like wasn't going anywhere & I really haven't since the end of November. The good news is I am managing to keep what I lost off. <BR> <BR> I am resolved to get moving again and see some results. Sun, 17 Apr 2011 23:11:34 EST Sodium is a Real Killer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4086772 I have been pretty good most days staying on track, etc. But in sparking the other day, I was reading about sodium and decided to add that to my tracker. OMG I do not put salt on anything but everything is full of sodium, even milk has sodium. Now my focus is going to stay on track for sodium although it is not easy. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was the only day I was on track with sodium but I fell way below on fat & protein. Hopefully when I learn to find the balance, I will see some progress... Sat, 12 Mar 2011 17:39:54 EST Spring Break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4085280 Well it is that time of the year again, where college kids go off to party and leave their parents even more worried than we normally are. It is bad enough when they are away at school, but you get used to that somehow. <BR> <BR> This is the week that gets me, I have 1 kid on a cruise in Mexico (extra worry because of the Pacific and the earthquake in Japan). Then I have another on a 20 hr drive (straight through) to Panama City in FL. He does have 3 other drivers with him, why doesn't ... Fri, 11 Mar 2011 22:49:53 EST Blogging for Spark Points http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4060421 In an effort to be more involved Sparking and motivated, I set my goal on achieving at least 100 points per day....this means I need the 3 points for blogging. Problem is I really don't know what to blog about. <em>30</em> Wed, 2 Mar 2011 12:29:05 EST I am Not on Maintenance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4059084 Since about Thanksgiving I have pretty much been the same weight, I guess some would call it maintenance. However, I still have at least 60 lbs to go so this is not maintenance. Although, it is good to know that I have not gained, even though I am straying a bit here & there.....I am not going overboard so I have learned things from Spark that are life changing. <BR> <BR> Well it's a new month and today was another new start.....going to kick it and get moving again! <BR> <BR> I am going ... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 22:58:56 EST How Can A Week Pass and Not an Ounce of Difference? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4032937 My scale weighs you to the ounce, I really don't understand how a week can pass and not even the ounce changes (up or down).....I guess I should be happy because I had a couple of oopses (is this even a word?) this week; and am the same however it is still amazing to me. Sun, 20 Feb 2011 17:00:29 EST 1st Week Over, On to the 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3955871 Last week I created a blog to make me more accountable by putting it out here and I had mixed success.....now that I am into the 2nd week I will look for more success: <BR> <BR> My First Week's Goal was to Track Everything & Stay within Range on all (Carbs, Protein, Fat, Calories) - I was successful 6 out of 7 days. On the day I was not went over in calories by almost 100, but was in range for everything else. This week I continue on this goal and add week 2 goals as a priority, while work... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 11:35:11 EST First Week of First Goal of New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3938724 This is to make me more accountable, by putting it out there: <BR> <BR> Every Day - Participate on Spark & earn at least 50 points <BR> Day 1 - <em>248</em> <BR> Day 2 - <em>248</em> <BR> Day 3 - <em>248</em> <BR> Day 4 - <em>248</em> <BR> Day 5 - <em>248</em> <BR> Day 6 - <em>248</em> <BR> Day 7 - <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Week 1 - Track everything eaten and stay on track in all (calories, fat, carbs & protein) <BR> Day 1 - <em>248</em> <BR> Day 2 - almost 100 calories over... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 21:05:54 EST First Goal - New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3934619 I have been away pretty much since Thanksgiving, came back for a few days here and there since but now I am back for good. The good news is I finally got on the scale and have just gained about 3 lbs since Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> Now I am ready to get started again and have set my first goals. <BR> <BR> By 2-15-11: Lose at least 12 lbs <BR> <BR> I will get back on track slowly, each week adding another important step. <BR> Week 1 - Track everything eaten and stay on track in all (calor... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 18:45:54 EST Back for 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3878374 For some reason not really eating and accountability I haven't really been following Spark since about Thansgiving. It has been an extremely busy month for me <BR> 1 - Started a part time job (in addition to full time) - 11/23 <BR> 2 - Moved on 12/1 <BR> 3 - Son graduated University on 12/17 <BR> 4 - Son's graduation party - 12/18 <BR> 5 - Christmas 12/24 <BR> - Lots of parties and dinners all month to squeeze in between. Still working 70 hrs/week (so literally no time for working out) <BR>... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 21:04:38 EST Reward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3785521 When I started Spark, I had decided that for every 20 lbs lost I would buy myself a new outfit as a reward. Last week I finally reached the the 2nd 20 lbs lost. I started in January in a size 26 and was hoping that I would be purchasing size 20 (last purchase was size 22). Well the biggest reward was not the new outfit, it was that the 20's were too big! I got 18's thinking they would be too tight......but they are the perfect fit. I am so thrilled. Mon, 15 Nov 2010 14:00:01 EST Not a Good Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3755046 I really went into the weekend thinking that I would be strong and do well. Saturday I went to a football game and ate a soft pretzel with cheese (wow....when I checked the calories after); and I had McDonald's for dinner. I did order a Happy Meal and it was just the right size (amazing). Sunday was Halloween and I had 4 snack size kit kats and we also celebrated my brothers bthy. Went to my Mom's and she made chicken cutlet parm, italian sausage and pasta (whole wheat). All in all could... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 18:26:49 EST What I found out I learned from a roll...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3745411 I guess I am learning things that I am not even aware of. Today when I was cutting a roll (yes whole grain) in half for my lunch, I took the smaller half. It was automatic and I don't know when I started to do this but I realized it today. <BR> <BR> I know that before embarking on my healthy spark journey, if I were to even cut a roll in half I would have taken the bigger piece. It is all this little changes that are adding up to make the big, long term changes. Thu, 28 Oct 2010 01:27:27 EST Finally.....Time for My 2nd Reward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3742944 After 10 months at this; as of today I finally have lost 40 lbs. I believe that because this is the first time I ever lost so slowly I am going to keep it off. I have not been depriving myself which is why I feel this is it for life. I still have 60 lbs to go, I am hoping to loss 10 by the end of the year and the other 50 next year. <BR> <BR> When I started I decided that every 20 lbs meant a whole new outfit....can't wait for the weekend to go and buy it. My brother is having a big 50... Wed, 27 Oct 2010 00:20:32 EST A Good Weekend & A Not So Good Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3721925 The good - my youngest (twins) officially turn 21 tomorrow. So this has been a birthday weekend. My oldest came home for the weekend too.....yesterday my ex was taking my 3 boys to brunch along with his wife, his brother & her wife; he invited me and I went. This is the first time I took him up on his offer because turning 21 is a big deal and really means they are done. Since I knew I was going I did not eat breakfast or dinner, so it was a big meal Saturday but the only one. Then about... Sun, 17 Oct 2010 22:10:39 EST 2 out of 3 Aint' Bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3649501 My oldest son is on his way home from school and will spend the night, another son will be here visiting and the 3rd son is in Wisconsin playing a college football game. Me and the 2 that will be here will watch the game together & when we see him on TV, it will be like we are all together. Sat, 18 Sep 2010 12:20:57 EST Food Court Stop at the Mall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3604470 I never go to the food court at the mall, but went today to see what they are offering now a days. Wow....alot of places have figured out how to make the most unhealthy even more unhealthy and delicious looking. There were pretzels turned into pizzas, cookies the size of cakes, free samples of mini churros, all sorts of fried foods including veggies on sticks. Amazing, after much looking I stopped at a Cajun Grill and ordered bourbon chicken (signs said grilled), rice with beans and a side... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 16:23:22 EST Another Month, Another Opportunity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3598805 Well here I go again, I am going to try to focus on just 1 goal this month which is 1350 fitness minutes for the month and have joined a challenge for this. Good start today with 60 minutes....only 1250 to go! <BR> <BR> I did not meet my August goals, but did wind up 4.5 lbs lighter for the month. No matter what I try or how I set my goals, it seems I am on average just losing about 1 lb a week. I am ok with this though, continuing at this pace would have me at my major goal of losing 100... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 23:53:43 EST I was bad, but feeling good..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3575501 Have been good all week (means on track) including today, however I had such a stressful day that I had a few martinis tonight.....I feel so much better, but that made me over in calories and short on fat. But I feel good, this is the first time in +20 years that I have made myself a drink when was home all alone. I was so stressed that I was really shaking, how bad was I? For those who might think I have an alchol problem, thank God that is not the case.....I drink very rarely (at this po... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 01:08:52 EST Third Week of the Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3562292 Third Week of the Month <BR> <BR> Boy is time flying, I cannot believe it is almost September. Anyhow my main focus this week was to stay in range for everything everyday (easier said than done): <BR> Calories - 6 out of 7 days (1 day went over a lousy 34 calories) <BR> Fat - 5 out of 7 days (2 days went under a little) <BR> Carbs - 7 out of 7 days <BR> Protein - 6 out of 7 days (1 day 4 grams short) <BR> <BR> My other focus for the month is to eat breakfast everyday: 5 out of 7 days (g... Sun, 22 Aug 2010 11:47:29 EST Week 2 of August Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3551585 The second week of August closed a few days ago and I ended the week in a very-unspark-like manner. However that has passed & don't want to discuss or think about anymore. I am working on getting my spark back and getting back on track. <BR> <BR> The focus for the 2nd week in August was to have at least 5 fruits and veggies/day, I did 4 out of 7 days. The first week was dedicated to eating breakfast every day, I managed that 4 days this week and had only managed 3 times in week 1 (did a... Wed, 18 Aug 2010 20:47:09 EST Sometimes I hate myself..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3547088 I do not know why, but it seems that eventually this keeps happening. I was doing so well and getting on track with everything and had even lost 4 lbs last week, so I was motivated. Then Saturday night comes, had a party to go to and I made the best of plans to stay on track. Had even allowed for a drink or two, well I had a few too many drinks which then lead to lousy food choices. But I had a good time, Sunday morning I jumped on the scale scared to death & I gained 2 lbs. Then I thoug... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 14:48:57 EST ABC's of Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3518496 I saw this on a friends Blog. It was a fun little tool to get to know her better - so I am doing the ABC's of me as well. <BR> <BR> A - Age: 51 <BR> B - Bed size: Queen (just like me) <BR> C - Chore you hate: Steam cleaning carpets <BR> D - Dog's name: Yoshi <BR> E - Essential start your day item: Coffee <BR> F - Favorite color: Green <BR> G - Gold or Silver: Gold <BR> H - Height: 5'11" <BR> I - Instruments you play: Not a one <BR> J - Job title: Dir Affiliate Sales <BR> K - Ki... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 14:24:06 EST Week 1 - August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3515213 I am so excited, I lost 4 lbs this week. I have not done that since week 1 of Spark back in January. At the end of July I really started examining what I was doing right and what I wasn't and found that there were 4 things I was't doing consistantly and decided to focus on 1 a week in August. The first week was to add breakfast every day....only managed that 3 out of 7. It sounds easy to do, but I have thyroid issues and cannot eat for 2 hrs after taking the meds, by then my day is off an... Sun, 8 Aug 2010 13:34:10 EST French Fries....how eating them made me know I am on the way to a healthier me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3493194 I have been craving delicious, crispy home made french fries for awhile now. Welll today was the day, I planned for them and they fit into all ranges for the day. I ate my alloted portion and absolutely loved them while I was eating them. Delicious....now an hour later, I feel the oil in my stomach and it is actually making me a bit naseous. I am looking at this as an amazing change for the better. I have not had anything deep fried this year and now I see my body is rejecting it! Somet... Sun, 1 Aug 2010 23:04:54 EST Goals for Last Days of July Lead to Realistic Plans for August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3483135 In trying to meet all my goals for the last 10 days of July, I learned a few things and I am going to take this information to prepare myself for success in August. <BR> <BR> The following seem to be automatic at this point, so I will just make sure I keep up but are not necessarily goals. <BR> - drinking 8 glasses of water each day <BR> - engage on spark daily and earn at least 50 points <BR> - weigh and track food <BR> <BR> These are the things I need to make part of my everyday habit and... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 17:36:24 EST Meeting Goals for Last Days of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3459377 DAILY: <BR> <BR> - Eat breakfast every day <BR> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>42</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <BR> DAY 1: granola bar <BR> DAY 2: granola bar <BR> DAY 3: granola bar <BR> DAY 4: granola bar <BR> DAY 5: granola bar <BR> DAY 6: ---------------- <BR> DAY 7: granola bar <BR> DAY 8: bluerries, yogurt & granola <BR> <BR> - Eat 5 fruits & veggies a day <BR> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <em>42... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 18:03:09 EST First Day for the Rest of the Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3454998 DAILY: <BR> - Eat 5 fruits & veggies a day: Done - onions, carrots, kiwi, strawberries & watermelon <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> - Eat breakfast every day: Done - granola bar <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> - Eat within range on calories (and try to hit ranges on carbs, fats & proteins): Done - ate within range in calories, carbs, fats & proteins <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> - Drink at least 8 glasses water (not a problem) : <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> - Engage on Spark daily and earn at least 50 po... Wed, 21 Jul 2010 13:33:41 EST For the Rest of the Month..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3450982 I feel like I am stuck (again), I need to see some progress this month, so for the rest of the month I WILL: <BR> <BR> DAILY: <BR> - Eat 5 fruits & veggies a day <BR> - Eat breakfast every day <BR> - Eat within range on calories (and try to hit ranges on carbs, fats & proteins) <BR> - Drink at least 8 glasses water (not a problem) <BR> - Engage on Spark daily and earn at least 50 points (not a problem) <BR> - Weigh and track all food (not a problem) <BR> WEEKLY: <BR> - Get at least 250 fitne... Tue, 20 Jul 2010 12:37:22 EST Lousy Start to the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3432216 Woke up and went towards the kitchen to make my coffee and find the most unbelievable mess. Dog went #1 in 2 spots (on carpet of course) and #2 in 3 spots in the kitchen + had the garbage all over the living room and kitchen.....with strawberries crushed into the carpet, egg shells all over, etc. I started my coffee and meanwhile cleaned all the bathroom mess from the kitchen and living room. Then washed the kitchen floor. Then washed up and poured myself a cup of coffee and of course I k... Wed, 14 Jul 2010 17:08:19 EST Wanting to Get in the Habit of Blogging at least once or twice a week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3428978 I really don't know what to write about except to say that this getting healthy and losing weight is taking longer than I had projected and I am trying to come to terms with it. I keep saying that it did not come on overnight and will certainly not come off that way either. I know that it is probably best losing slower because I can live my life with this life style. Prior when I went on diets I could loss faster, but also gained everything back real fast + some. <BR> <BR> Initially my ... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 20:21:45 EST Getting the Goals Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3185499 I am good about eating within my calories (95%) of the time, but I am not so good with eating breakfast, exercise, fruits & vegs and getting the carbs, fats, calories and proteins all in range. I seem to have problems getting the fats and carbs in on a daily basis although calories are correct. So during this month, I am going to work on these things. Once they actual become a habit, the summer should be smooth sailing. <BR> <BR> I have the following goals for the week beginning Sunday, M... Sun, 2 May 2010 13:48:45 EST Going in the Right Direction (even if going slowly) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3118830 Well it will be 15 weeks this Friday since I started my journey to a healthier me. My goal was and still is to lose an average of 2 lbs per week. Right now I am 9 lbs behind. Rather than focus on those 9 lbs., I am going to focus on the fact that I lost 21 lbs. Had I not started I would still have those 21 lbs plus a couple more for sure. <BR> <BR> My biggest problem is the fitness, there has not been a week yet that I completed my fitness goals. Again I am going to choose to focus on ... Wed, 14 Apr 2010 13:06:42 EST Fell Off the Wagon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3089062 Now I think I know what an addict must feel like, I have had a few bumps since I started in January.....this time I truly fell off the wagon & it hurts. On Easter I thought I was doing ok, sampling the foods I really should not have, but I wanted. Also had quite a few drinks, but instead of getting back on track yesterday, I did not....I continued to indulge (no drinks though). Now I am disgusted with myself, but am back on track again. It would be so easy to stay off track and eat what I... Tue, 6 Apr 2010 22:28:34 EST Treats from Across the Atlantic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3052230 MY grandmother died last week (God bless her, she was 95); it was so sad especially for my mom. Anyway it was time for family and for some reason food. I was able to stay away from the unhealthy foods that is until yesterday. A package is delivered flown from Czech with home made cookies.....OMG ..... for hours I was happy just to look, but then I had to try (I mean I never had these kinds of cookies and probably never would again). So, I did they were incredibly amazingly delicious. I t... Sun, 28 Mar 2010 12:04:28 EST Progress on Regroup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3046062 Just a couple of days after I regrouped (yet again) and I checked the scale this morning and am down 2.4 lbs.....I am motivated to get out of the 280's before the end of the month! I WILL get this done. That's 2.6 lbs in 6 days....doable! Fri, 26 Mar 2010 11:45:17 EST First Days of Regroup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3044634 So far so good, here are my goals regrouped: <BR> <BR> - Eat 5 fruits and vegetables per day. <BR> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> - At least 15 minutes per day of fitness activity. <BR> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> - Journal or blog every day. <BR> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> - Earn at least 50 spark points per day. <BR> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> - Eat breakfast. <BR> <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <BR> Fri, 26 Mar 2010 00:46:16 EST Time to Regroup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3036430 I am doing pretty good in keeping on track food wise (do need to make sure I stay within range for everything....I seem to be short on either fat or carbs every day), but I really need to get a better handle on a few other things. Updated goals for the week: <BR> <BR> - Eat 5 fruits and vegetables per day. <BR> - At least 15 minutes per day of fitness activity. <BR> - Journal or blog every day. <BR> - Earn at least 50 spark points per day. <BR> - Eat breakfast. <BR> - I'm sure there is more... Wed, 24 Mar 2010 00:51:14 EST