LALATIDAH's SparkPeople Blog LALATIDAH's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I DID IT! Well, it's been a two year journey to get here, but I did it! I lost 70 lbs! Actually, 60 lbs were lost in the first year. <BR> How did I do it? I changed my way of eating: I still ate WHATEVER I wanted, I just made sure I was eating healthy portions. <BR> I drank a gallon or more of water everyday. I used to NEVER drink water cuz I hated the taste. I found that I would drink it if it was in a cup I Iiked, so I started collecting purple cups & sports bottles. I also found that I had to hav... Tue, 4 Apr 2017 17:56:46 EST It's Friday Just another day for me! But I like any day that ends in "Y"!! <em>334</em> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 16:12:42 EST 200 POINTS TODAY!! Wow! I did it!! I gained 200 SparkPoints today! I try to get at least 100 everyday and I usually do! But today, I really TRIED to reach 200 and I DID!! YAY ME!! <em>521</em> <em>334</em> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 13:16:57 EST Staying home day... It's Wednesday... hump day... half way through the week day... <BR> It's a usual day for me... alarm company admin work, setting up an online Tupperware party that starts tomorrow, getting confirmations for a few other parties for Younique biz and a lil housework... typical day... <BR> Karaoke tonight! It's almost official.... we'll soon be in our new venue at the bowling alley Weds - Sunday nights! I think we find out our start date tonight! <BR> Well, sorry today's blog is so BLAH... but I... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 13:08:38 EST Tuesday is here! Nothing unusual about this Tuesday. I have a Jamberry party starting online today. We are having a "practice" karaoke show in our soon to be new venue. The sound system is just about ready so we've invited a few of our karaoke peeps to give it a whirl tonight. <BR> I see I forgot to blog yesterday. I hope nobody missed me. Yesterday was hecka busy! I finally finished at 1am! wow! talk about a FULL day!! Today is full of "clean up" ... small projects, running errands, a nap (definitely!!... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 12:41:54 EST FUNday Sunday! What a blast we had at the 8th Annual Golf/Bowl Tourney. We haven't missed one yet and this one was the best so far as far as the event's flow went. It was so smooth... everything was ready from the start and ON TIME! The food was good except I didn't get much to eat - trip-tip & salad - cuz the other foods had onions in it... BLECH! Oh well... I didn't NEED to eat more than I did anyway. LOL <BR> The best part of yesterday is.... I got almost 12K steps!! <BR> We're going to the State F... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 13:20:29 EST Friday! It's here! Doesn't really matter to me what day of the week it is, because every day is Saturday for me. My jobs don't make me punch a clock or wait for a payday. Ask me about them if you would like to have 7 Saturdays a week! <BR> Anyway... back to SP... I really need to get back on track and go to the gym. I'm beginning to feel like I keep finding excuses not to go! and that's what they are...EXCUSES!!! <BR> So, how do I get my butt in gear? <em>24</em> <BR> The State Fair is here (Cal Expo in ... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:45:19 EST YAY ME! I passed the 100K SP points mark!!! I try to get a minimum of 100 points everyday! Some days it comes easy due to the Bonus Flags from Teams &/or the Bonus wheel, but when those points are low, I have to actually WORK to get there! Blogging, messaging, posting, learning... it ALL makes a difference.. more than just the points! <BR> Thank you to all you who visit my blog, my page, have become my friend on FB &/or have become one of my Younique customers. I really appreciate you! Thank you... Thu, 14 Jul 2016 12:22:46 EST Owie!! I haven't been blogging in..... forever!! No reason... just excuses! Well, I guess I can just get back on track!! huh? YES! <BR> I had a coughing fit sometime during the night and tweaked my back! I am in great pain! But, this pain is much worse than my usual sciatica.. <em>24</em> <em>46</em> I have a golfing/bowling tourney this weekend... I BETTER BE ABLE TO PLAY!! <em>521</em> <BR> I hope you have a mahvelous Monday! <em>334</em> Mon, 11 Jul 2016 13:17:07 EST lost count! Well,I lost count and don't really feel the need to go back and figure it out. Just got my Mac set up with Chrome and I am on my way to ending my relationship with my dying PC. I just need to get a flash drive stick thingy to transfer some files from my PC to my Mac (hoping they convert as everyone has told me will happen!) <BR> I guess we shall see.... <BR> have a great day! <em>334</em> Wed, 25 May 2016 14:48:23 EST Day 137 of 2016 Well, I've missed about a week of blogging. I lost my SP streaks in all areas due to being busy with fam, out of state, no cell service at times due to location, etc. <BR> But... I'm back!! AND... getting back on track!! My hubs and I will be going to the gym tonight! FINALLY!!! <em>334</em> Mon, 16 May 2016 15:57:06 EST Day 137 of 2016 Well, I've missed about a week of blogging. I lost my SP streaks in all areas due to being busy with fam, out of state, no cell service at times due to location, etc. <BR> But... I'm back!! AND... getting back on track!! My hubs and I will be going to the gym tonight! FINALLY!!! <em>334</em> Mon, 16 May 2016 15:56:56 EST Day 130 of 2016 Taking some time for vacay is awesome, but I lost my streaks here in SP! Oh well... Mon, 9 May 2016 11:38:53 EST Day 126 of 2016 Going to Reno! Bowling & fun to be had!! Fri, 6 May 2016 09:20:13 EST Day 126 of 2016 GRRRR!!! Computer issues make me <em>18</em> Thu, 5 May 2016 20:36:27 EST Day 125of 2016 I don't know what happened to my blog yesterday!! I posted one, but it's not here!! oh well... <em>247</em> Wed, 4 May 2016 13:13:08 EST Day 123 of 2016 Our trip to Denio's flea market yesterday was a complete success as far as spending money goes! The ONLY thing we bought was produce! For $23 we got a watermelon, guavas, mangoes, oranges, cucumbers, apricots, eggplant and caramel... what a haul!! Mon, 2 May 2016 14:56:49 EST Day 122 of 2016 It's FUNday Sunday! We're going for a walk.. a long walk!! We're going to Denio's - our local flea market! I love browsing thru the "garage sale" section. Maybe I'll find some purple things! Then we go thru the produce and buy yummy homegrown fruits & veggies! <BR> Hope you enjoy your day! <em>334</em> Sun, 1 May 2016 12:27:58 EST Day 121 of 2016 This wind is driving me nuts!!! <em>40</em> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:56:40 EST Day 120 of 2016 Well my baby girl was a lil unhappy yesterday. Roommate situation... but, I am so proud of her! She thought long and hard about different solutions and one panned out! I am very excited & happy for her! <BR> Today, I am going to get my baby Kia Soul washed... it better not rain! <em>334</em> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:52:00 EST Day 119 of 2016 YAY! No leg cramps last night! I think the salt did the trick! Sunflower seeds! YUM! <BR> Today is errands day - the ones I didn't get to yesterday cuz it hurt too much to walk! What a crybaby!! <em>198</em> <BR> Gonna take my baby Kia Soul through the car wash now that the rain is gone for a while. She needs a good vacuuming too! I'd like to get my window decals applied to the back window. and finally use my magnetic door signs! <em>104</em> <BR> I hope you have an awesome day! ... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:23:07 EST Day 118 of 2016 Today is an errand running day, but I won't be doing any running! I had some cramps in my shin last night and today, I can barely walk!! OUCHIE!! <em>198</em> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:09:18 EST Day 117 of 2016 It's Tuesday and my day will be filled with makeup! I'm sitting down and making makeup samples packets. FINALLY! <em>334</em> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:48:56 EST Day 116 of 2016 Are we there yet? <em>198</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:34:18 EST Day 115 of 2016 It's FUNday Sunday. I'd love to say I'm going golfing, but I'm not <em>39</em> but that's okay... we're still going to have an enjoyable day! <em>334</em> It's too windy for golfing anyway! <BR> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 14:30:07 EST Day 114 of 2016 All I wanna do is.... GOLF!! <em>278</em> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:13:26 EST Day 113 of 2016 Well, the rain <em>27</em> has once again interfered with my plans of playing golf! <em>278</em> <em>39</em> <BR> Oh well... I guess I'm supposed to be getting some work done! <em>334</em> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:36:23 EST Day 112 of 2016 It's a day of appointments! I guess ya just gotta have them once in a while! <em>334</em> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:40:45 EST Day 111 of 2016 Wow! What a fun biz trip we had in Reno! Worked a little, played ALOT! Came home with a lil $$ <em>244</em> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:23:38 EST Day 110 of 2016 This is Tuesday, but it feels like Friday! Perhaps, cuz we have an overnight business trip in our happy place, Reno! <em>334</em> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:24:26 EST Day 109 of 2016 109? I think I got the number right?!?! Hmmm... I'll take the point! LOL Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:23:36 EST Day 108 of 2016 It's FUNday Sunday! and it's a beautiful day!! <em>334</em> Sun, 17 Apr 2016 14:40:22 EST Day 107 of 2016 YAY! It's the weekend! Well, that makes no difference to me since I work my 3 businesses from home M-F 24/7/365.. but it does mean I get to see my friends! <BR> It's BBQ <em>302</em> weather and we're getting together with friends to enjoy these beautiful days! <BR> <em>334</em> Sat, 16 Apr 2016 14:44:22 EST Day 106 of 2016 It's FRIDAY!!! <em>334</em> What are YOU doing this weekend??? Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:58:29 EST Day 105 of 2016 Thanks for stopping by! I wish you an awesome day! <em>334</em> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:36:14 EST Day 104 of 2016 <em>244</em> I WON!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> So, I did something NEW yesterday. My friend does a lot of bidding at an online auction and she came across something I have wanted really badly! A makeup trunk. She told me about it yesterday, so I went to the site, registered and started bidding. The bid was at $10.25, so I bid $10.50, but someone else had put in a proxy bid, so I tried in increments of $.25 until it hit $12.50. I then placed my own proxy bid at $25 (the trunk is val... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:31:46 EST Day 103 of 2016 I'm having breakfast today!! YAY!! Back on track!! I can't believe I forgot yesterday! <BR> Today's breakfast is Multi-Grain Cheerios with 1% milk and some fruit! YUM! <BR> I have a busy day of administrative duties... UGH! <em>198</em> But it has to be done! <BR> Have an awesome Tuesday! <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:44:41 EST Day 102 of 2016 I just realized... I forgot to eat breakfast!! I got so involved in my biz stuff that I forgot!! I'm really hungry... so I guess I'm having brunch!! BACON <em>487</em> over easy eggs <em>490</em> toast <em>467</em> and some fruit <em>277</em> <em>265</em> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:38:35 EST Day 101 of 2016 Well, it's been OVER 100 days!! Wow.. triple digits! I really need to get my butt outta my chair! <em>231</em> Sun, 10 Apr 2016 16:33:03 EST DAY 100 of 2016 WOW!! 100 days!!! Time is flying by!!! <em>334</em> Sat, 9 Apr 2016 16:59:02 EST Day 99 of 2016 GAH!! I forgot to blog yesterday!! How did that happen??? I have been so busy!! <BR> Oh well.... and speaking of busy.... again today! have a great day! <em>334</em> Fri, 8 Apr 2016 14:18:29 EST Day 97 of 2016 Here it is Wednesday... Hump day... mid-week.... whatever you wanna call it. <BR> I'm busy with administrative duties today. Took some pork <em>496</em> out of the freezer for dinner. Gonna bake up some pork steaks. Not sure what to serve as sides yet. <BR> I do have some anticipation anxiety going on right now. <em>198</em> I'm waiting to hear from two ladies who are thinking of joining my Younique team! I am sooo anxious to hear from them sometime today! <em>334</em> Wed, 6 Apr 2016 12:54:15 EST Day 96 of 2016 Blah, blah, blah... HAHA!! <BR> So today from 9am-11am, I cannot use anything that requires the sewer or drains.... no flushing of toilets, no showers, no sinks. It's only 2 hours, I think I'll survive! AND I'm stuck at home. Our driveway is blocked by heavy equipment while they are putting in the new sewage system. Lucky I have enough to do right here at home. I can't wait until they finish this project. It's scheduled to be done by 3/31... oh wait!!! They MISSED their deadline!! Imag... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 12:16:04 EST Day 95 of 2016 I know my Blog Title is quite boring, but I am one of those who has trouble finishing what I start so I am DETERMINED to continue with the Day # til 365!! If it doesn't draw attention, well, so be it... no worries. I don't write here to get attention, but it's nice when someone comments! <BR> Anyway... it's Monday and the start of a new week. The first Monday of the month.. and I am hoping for an AWESOME week! I hope yours is good too! <em>334</em> Mon, 4 Apr 2016 12:39:23 EST Day 94 of 2016 YAY!! Daytrip today to Reno for service calls! Have a great day!! <em>334</em> Sun, 3 Apr 2016 10:26:39 EST Day 93 of 2016 WHEW! I made it thru April Fool's Day with no pranks! <em>198</em> Sat, 2 Apr 2016 13:08:30 EST Day 92 of 2016 No April Foolin' here and I'm hoping AT&T isn't pulling a prank.... my internet is going in and out every "2 seconds"... so annoying!! Luckily, I can work my biz from my phone! <BR> I hope you have a great day and don't get pranked too much! <em>334</em> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 12:55:42 EST Day 91 of 2016 So, I felt a cold coming on last night. I took some Nyquil (my hero) when I went to bed. Woke up all stuffed up! <em>527</em> So, in my errand run today, I will be stopping by our favorite Chinese restaurant and pick up enough hot & sour soup to last three days. It is amazing how it works and takes a cold away in 2-3 days! and it's YUMMY!! <em>334</em> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:47:31 EST Day 90 of 2016 Day 90? WOW!! Time is flying by!!! <em>334</em> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 13:55:30 EST Day 89 of 2019 Yesterday I talked about how I learned to drink water... well, not how I learned, but how I got myself to drink water.... <em>91</em> <BR> today's topic.... BREAKFAST! <em>4</em> I used to rarely eat breakfast... well at least not during breakfast time. I still have a lil trouble with it. I don't sleep well, as you may already know, so I am NOT a morning person. I get up anywhere between 8am-10am.. thank God I don't have to GO to a job! I usually get my cuppa coffee (with CoffeeMa... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:17:02 EST