LADYBIOS's SparkPeople Blog LADYBIOS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Getting motivated Found a power walk dvd and did it for the first time today. Boy did I feel it. Had to use my knee brace halfway through. If I can walk tomorrow without pain I will use it again. <BR> Doing well on my food tracking not always on sparkpeople but on a program in my ipod. Sat, 25 May 2013 17:00:27 EST Finding reality I never wanted to track my food. I just knew how much I was eating. Well yesterday showed me why I am not losing weight. I eat more than I think I do. So reality check, I need to chart my food to become more aware of calorie intake. Tue, 19 Mar 2013 11:13:43 EST My issues Need to be consistent on tracking my food and water consumption. I know I do better on life style changes if I keep a log. Will reward myself for every day I track. Sat, 2 Feb 2013 11:23:55 EST Looking at where I am I have been an on and off user of for years. Pain and emotional problems have taken their toll. I once again found time for me as I start my program anew. <em>104</em> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 12:00:55 EST A good video to watch when you need affirmations <BR> <BR> <BR>!v=ia5nAojC<BR>FGM Tue, 16 Mar 2010 12:40:01 EST Good morning What a morning, sunshining, birds singing, turkey's gobbling, cattle mooing, spring is here. Tue, 16 Mar 2010 12:12:46 EST A wonderful to start the day. This is a good video to start the day. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>feature=player_embedded# </link> Wed, 20 Jan 2010 20:09:30 EST On track This morning when I weighed myself I was 166.2, I could hardy believe it . I am on track again, and feeling great. I think it is time to post a new photo of me. Sat, 16 Jan 2010 21:26:41 EST My Done List Two weeks ago I gave up TO DO LIST and began a done list. While reviewing my done list I realized I had not included my health journey. So, yesterday when the scale said 169.6 lower by 2 pounds 3 weeks ago. Well it appears as if the lessons of the past are becoming life styles of the day. <BR> <BR> To my done list I must added: <BR> I drink water, eat fruits, vegtables, and whole grains everyday. <BR> I no longer have a cocktail before or after dinner. <BR> I have upgraded all my fav... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 11:11:11 EST Continuing This time I did not have to began again. This time I only had to continue. Here I was 6 months of out of sync and only 2 pounds over where I had halted my journey. Fri, 18 Dec 2009 16:15:12 EST I am grateful I was reading one of the post on the high blood pressure page, when I noticed the signature of one of the comments was from Buddha. Basically it said be thankful for what you have cause you are not yet dead. Later this morning as I sat watching the fog retreat over the far mountain top, I could only say thank you, thank you, thank you. I am surrounded by the wonderfulness of nature and growing things. I believe "I am healthy, wealthy, healed and whole and I am blessed". I have everything I n... Sat, 1 Aug 2009 12:41:06 EST Shopping in my closet Today I tried on a pair of pants size large and if I didn't mind wearing tight cloths I could have worn them. I not only got them over my hips I could button them. Sun, 26 Jul 2009 19:21:29 EST Nervous ninny Today I am getting ready for my first show. I have sold my photos at fairs and on the internet, but today I am going to the preview of my photo being hung in a gallery. The feeling is heady, and I feel weak in the knees, and just a little proud. I know I will be a surprise to some who are coming they have not seen me since I've become healthy. <BR> <BR> The only down side is I have nothing to wear. All my dress cloths were size 2 X, now I have to go back in the storage room to find a size 1... Fri, 22 May 2009 17:39:35 EST April goals I will continue to live a healthy life style, toward that goal I will: <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 1 Continue to drink 8 glasses of water. <BR> 2 Journal all water drank. <BR> 3 Journal breakfast, lunch, and dinner. <BR> 4 Somatics 3 times a week. <BR> 5 Continue to meditate 15 minutes each morning <BR> 6 Continue to use my Resperate for 15 monutes each night. Sun, 29 Mar 2009 12:53:58 EST Thank you to food <img src="">Dear Food, <BR> <BR> I want to thank you for the meditation, entertainment, and nourishment you provide to me. You reinforce for me the power of spirituality in the giving of your life for mine. As I prepare your fruits, and herbs for cooking, I meditate on the life experiences of your growth. I am amazed by the texture, color, and smell of you. I image were you were grown and how you were cared for and loved. I have come to kno... Mon, 9 Mar 2009 16:33:57 EST "Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift" Today I am grateful for talking to my grandson, using my Wii, drinking water, eating breakfast, walking. <em>205</em> Wed, 31 Dec 2008 13:46:25 EST Today Today I walked twice around the house. Today I used my Wii. Today I drank water. Today I ate breakfast. <em>224</em> Today I am living my life style. Mon, 29 Dec 2008 16:24:50 EST Not exercise it's activity Two words I dislike are exercise and housework, to me it means work. Both tire me out and I have no fun. They are such a negative words I did as little of both as possible. So I looked around and found a new word. Activity. I like activity and my acitivity level has gone up. Instead of aerobic exercises, and housework, I have planned acitvites with music. I rake leaves, plant flowers, oil walls (my whole house is wood paneled, built in 1950), mop, (I only have area rugs). For warm ups I s... Wed, 12 Nov 2008 15:50:16 EST Still trying As of this morning my weight mattered to me. I am still 179 and holding. Like the fall of the year I have settled down. Movement is harder in the colder days, I tend to sit and game. On the good side I: <BR> Purchased a Wii over the summer only to find most fof the movements hard on my knees. <BR> Did yoga for most of the summer and never stopped walking. <BR> Walk appoximately 1 block each day and sometimes twice a day.(Live on ranch, use drive way to front and back gates as measurement)... Wed, 1 Oct 2008 11:46:30 EST My, oh my!! As of July 16, I have been with Sparkpeople for one year. This morning when I weighted myself I was 181.8, over 17 lbs dissolved. Like the bad witch in the wizard of Oz, "I'm melting, I'm melting!" <BR> <BR> In one year I have earned a little over 1500 points, not a lot, I don't log on often. I have trouble with structure, even the structure I devise for myself. Never the less, I keep close to my heart the sparkpeople articles, recipes, and inspiration to help me through my life style cha... Thu, 17 Jul 2008 14:41:39 EST Finally losing inches The last weigh in showed me I am losing inches. I have been watching the television show "you are what you eat" and have been taking charge of my eating habits. More vegetables more exercise. Looking into rebounding as a way to save my knees. Sun, 24 Feb 2008 14:55:10 EST It's working Today, I saw my plan working. I am now 194.5. Not much but I had returned to 200 a week ago. I drink 8 or more glasses of water easily, I even crave water when I have had only 4 glassess, no I am not diabetic. The change I made this last week was to watch the snacking, increase the time in the garden and walk the whole store when I go shopping. Now I will begin portion size. Wed, 14 Nov 2007 13:54:57 EST Learning to change my life style I went looking for the positives in my health journey. What I found, I drink 8 to 10 glasses of water each day. I am aware of the portions on my plate. I am aware of the amount of activity I do in respect to the amount of calories I consume. I am aware of my emotinal triggers and found a new way to deal with them. I come and go to this site but these things stick. Thu, 8 Nov 2007 14:13:17 EST Oct 27 Today I realized that I have maintained my weight with my past eating habits. Now I need to change my activity level. I will do 15 minutes more this week. Sat, 27 Oct 2007 20:52:40 EST I finally got it I finally got it. Today when Iooked at my Spark page I realized I had only 3 cups of water so far today. Spark is there to use as a reminder not as a punishment tool. Boy am I dense sometimes. Thu, 18 Oct 2007 17:24:06 EST Stress Eating I find that I stress eat for a number of reasons. I know I am stress eating and cannot seem to stop this habit. I think it started when I stopped smoking over 15 years ago. I can do well for a couple of days and then I seem to lose it. Does anyone out there have any good tips on how to stop myself. Thu, 27 Sep 2007 13:10:42 EST First week My first week was great until the weekend. I began to eat Jelly Bellies. I am grateful for the three days I was able to maintain a healthy life style. This week I have had 2 healthy meals a day and the third and snack are more to carbs, than protein or fat. I know I usually have to high expectations and go all out at the beginning of my projects. I hoping if I write all this out I will be able to ajust my thinking and remain steadfast in my journey to a healthier me. Wed, 25 Jul 2007 21:14:33 EST