LANADIA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LANADIA LANADIA'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/ Missing the mark http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632120 I got sick with a stomach bug last week, and my weight has been all over the place --down 5, up 10. not too sure what's going on, but I need to get back on track! <BR> <BR> Starting simple this week: <BR> <BR> re-committing to 3 days of exercise (MWF) and will walk every day <BR> re-committing to tracking every day <BR> re-committing to eating clean paleo food with lots of veggies <BR> <BR> on the up side, I cooked some healthy meals in advance and have been avoiding sugar over the weeken... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 02:24:14 EST SMART reflections: I need more sleep! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619154 Checking in on my progress last week. I've started eating low-carb paleo pretty consistently, and am rooting out that pesky sugar habit! <BR> <BR> My goals are: <BR> <BR> 1. Lose 12 lbs (1 lb/week) during the next 12 weeks, so by April 9th. <BR> a. Staying within my range for calories: <em>248</em> Paleo high fat, low-carb is really helping! averaging 1700 cals per day <BR> b. Being active almost every day (hiking, barre, weights, running): it's been a low workout week, partly due ... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 04:26:50 EST SMART reflections : time to stop hiding from bad choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616196 My goals are: <BR> 1. Lose 12 lbs (1 lb/week) during the next 12 weeks, so by April 9th. <BR> I have lost 2 lbs so far, although I should have lost 3. I'm behind! pretty sure the problem is overeating on weekends. Also I haven't been good about tracking every BLT, especially when eating sugary foods. so I'm essentially "hiding" from poor food choices. time to come clean! <BR> <BR> 2. Complete a Whole30 starting on February 1st--start date changed to Feb 5th <BR> <BR> I cleaned out my... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 18:43:37 EST SMART reflections week 1: Weekends wreak havoc with my diet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605979 So I promised to track my SMART behaviors this week. <BR> <BR> My goals are: <BR> 1. Lose 12 lbs (1 lb/week) during the next 12 weeks, so by April 9th. <BR> 2. Complete a Whole30 starting on February 1st <BR> 3. Get in the habit of 8 hours sleep/night by the end of February. <BR> <BR> I'm doing these things to be happier, healthier, love my husband, be a good example for my daughter, and get ready for baby #2. <BR> <BR> This week I worked on my "a" behaviors. here's how I did. <BR> ... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 09:42:13 EST my S.M.A.R.T. Behaviors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600845 well I have my goals all set: <BR> <BR> 1. Lose 12 lbs (1 lb/week) during the next 12 weeks, so by April 9th. <BR> 2. Complete a Whole30 starting on February 1st <BR> 3. Get in the habit of 8 hours sleep/night by the end of February. <BR> <BR> But how am I going to reach them? For that I need some smart behaviors <BR> <BR> To lose 12 lbs, I need to burn 500 more calories than I eat every day. That means: <BR> a. Staying within my range for calories <BR> b. Being active almost every da... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 05:17:01 EST My SMART goals for the BLC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597345 Goals are put down in writing: <BR> 1. Lose 12 lbs (1 lb/week) <BR> 2. Be a streaker! so 30 min of exercise, 6 days/week <BR> 3. Get off sugar again <BR> 4. Complete a Whole30 <BR> 5. Get in the habit of 8 hours sleep/night <BR> <BR> Goals are Specific and Measureable: check <BR> <BR> Goals are Attainable and Realistic: <BR> Well, I don't think goal #3 (getting off sugar forever) is realistic, however getting off sugar for a month (by doing a Whole30) is something I've done before. And Go... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:12:34 EST Goals for the BLC24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5596406 This challenge 'round, I'm looking to: <BR> <BR> 1. Lose 12 lbs (1 lb/week) <BR> 2. Be a streaker! so 30 min of exercise, 6 days/week <BR> 3. Get off sugar again <BR> 4. Complete a Whole30 <BR> 5. Get in the habit of 8 hours sleep/night <BR> <BR> Simple things that will add up over time. greasing the groove! Thu, 16 Jan 2014 22:11:53 EST BLC goals: week 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281814 Checking in with my Biggest Loser Goals <BR> <BR> 1. Keep up my streak with tracking my food, exercise, and goal progress on SP. <BR> 2. Build up to exercising daily, starting with 5 minutes/day. <BR> 3. Clean up my diet by: <BR> a -Adding 5 servings of veggies to my daily intake, 1 veggie at a time <BR> b -Building towards a week without any sugar, starting 1 day at a time <BR> c -Cutting my caloric intake down to SP limits, 1 day at a time <BR> d -Doing a whole30 in March **extra cr... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 22:51:27 EST My Goals for the Biggest Loser: Week 6+7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274779 Checking in with my Biggest Loser Goals <BR> <BR> 1. Keep up my streak with tracking my food, exercise, and goal progress on SP. <BR> 2. Build up to exercising daily, starting with 5 minutes/day. <BR> 3. Clean up my diet by: <BR> a -Adding 5 servings of veggies to my daily intake, 1 veggie at a time <BR> b -Building towards a week without any sugar, starting 1 day at a time <BR> c -Cutting my caloric intake down to SP limits, 1 day at a time <BR> d -Doing a whole30 in March **extra cr... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 19:04:30 EST My Goals for the Biggest Loser: Week 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260445 Checking in with my Biggest Loser Goals <BR> <BR> 1. Keep up my streak with tracking my food, exercise, and goal progress on SP. <BR> 2. Build up to exercising daily, starting with 5 minutes/day. <BR> 3. Clean up my diet by: <BR> a -Adding 5 servings of veggies to my daily intake, 1 veggie at a time <BR> b -Building towards a week without any sugar, starting 1 day at a time <BR> c -Cutting my caloric intake down to SP limits, 1 day at a time <BR> d -Doing a whole30 in March **extra credit***... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 21:11:21 EST My Goals for the Biggest Loser: Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248417 Checking in with my Biggest Loser Goals <BR> <BR> 1. Keep up my streak with tracking my food, exercise, and goal progress on SP. <BR> 2. Build up to exercising daily, starting with 5 minutes/day. <BR> 3. Clean up my diet by: <BR> a -Adding 5 servings of veggies to my daily intake, 1 veggie at a time <BR> b -Building towards a week without any sugar, starting 1 day at a time <BR> c -Cutting my caloric intake down to SP limits, 1 day at a time <BR> d -Doing a whole30 in March **extra credit***... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:03:48 EST My Goals for the Biggest Loser: Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235550 Checking in with my Biggest Loser Goals <BR> <BR> 1. Keep up my streak with tracking my food, exercise, and goal progress on SP. <BR> 2. Build up to exercising daily, starting with 5 minutes/day. <BR> 3. Clean up my diet by: <BR> a -Adding 5 servings of veggies to my daily intake, 1 veggie at a time <BR> b -Building towards a week without any sugar, starting 1 day at a time <BR> c -Cutting my caloric intake down to SP limits, 1 day at a time <BR> d -Doing a whole30 in March **extra credit***... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 10:36:45 EST How my life will change when I reach my Goal Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227887 My current goal weight is to get under 200 lbs---just the first step in my weight loss journey! <BR> <BR> My life will have to change to even get there---I've been stuck around 220 since about a month after having my baby. How will it be different? <BR> <BR> I will feel whole and active again. <BR> I will get plenty of restful sleep every night. <BR> I will be hydrated every day. <BR> I will crave freggies and protein as snacks. <BR> I will model positive eating behaviors for my daughter <... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 22:09:05 EST My Goals for the Biggest Loser: Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224947 I set out with the following goals for BLC21: <BR> <BR> 1. Keep up my streak with tracking my food, exercise, and goal progress on SP. <BR> 2. Build up to exercising daily, starting with 5 minutes/day. <BR> 3. Clean up my diet by: <BR> a -Adding 5 servings of veggies to my daily intake, 1 veggie at a time <BR> b -Building towards a week without any sugar, starting 1 day at a time <BR> c -Cutting my caloric intake down to SP limits, 1 day at a time <BR> d -Doing a ... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 22:27:42 EST Reflections on healthy habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4593628 So this fall I actually got pretty into my healthy habits, which I stated in my last blog: <BR> <BR> Every day, I want to: <BR> -sleep 8 hours: <em>248</em> <BR> I've started sleeping 8-10 hours a night, it's done wonders! <BR> -eat 8 serving of fruits and veggies: <em>248</em> . <BR> -get outside and move around in the sunshine for 20 minutes: <em>248</em> <BR> this has been wonderful an inspiring--a lot of times I just walk the mile from the commuter rail to work instead of taking t... Mon, 21 Nov 2011 09:45:13 EST healthy habits, week 1: my progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4491578 New challenge, and a new set of goals! <BR> This fall, I'm hoping to put the following healthy habits: <BR> <BR> Every day, I want to: <BR> -sleep 8 hours: <BR> -eat 8 serving of fruits and veggies <BR> -get outside and move around in the sunshine for 20 minutes <BR> -do my simple exercises (3 rounds of 5 push-ups, 10 squats, 15 sit-ups) <BR> <BR> This week, I've slept 8 hours for 5 out of the past 6 days. it feels terrific and I want to do more of it. I've also been eating 6-8 servings ... Sun, 18 Sep 2011 19:37:21 EST Biggest Loser Challenge: Team Jade http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3819432 I'm excited to be back with the Jade Team this winter! <BR> <BR> It's been a rough year and I want to build up some small successes in the next few months. <BR> So I'm keeping my goals pretty simple: <BR> <BR> -eat healthy foods within my calorie range <BR> -complete the C25k program this winter <BR> -start weight training 2x/week again <BR> -bring my weight down to 177 <BR> <BR> For December, I'm setting the following mini-goals: <BR> -eat 6 servings of fruits/veggies per day <BR> -drink ... Thu, 2 Dec 2010 12:42:23 EST Finding my Spark again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3808862 So it has been over a year since I have been on Sparkpeople, and I'm wondering...what happened? <BR> <BR> I'm looking through my blog posts and it started coming back to me.... <BR> Last fall we moved out to the country to a house where we don't have internet, I started having serious back problems and stopped exercising, and my brother had a bout with heart disease, which sent me in and out of the ICU for about a month. Then I got a new job which has kept me pretty busy. all changes....I ... Sat, 27 Nov 2010 19:38:11 EST Work it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3002071 This song motivates me a lot, mostly because the music is so catchy, but also because the girls in this video seem so fit and coordinated. I'd like to feel that way too. <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=lLYD_-A_X5E </link> <BR> <BR> Here are the lyrics (pretty simple) <BR> <BR> "Harder, Better, Faster, Stronger" -- Daft Punk <BR> <BR> Work It <BR> Make It <BR> Do It <BR> Makes Us <BR> Harder <BR> Better <BR> Faster <BR> Stronger <BR> More Than <BR> Hour <BR> Our <BR> Never <B... Mon, 15 Mar 2010 12:46:56 EST Nutrition and Exercise, Sept 20-26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2435109 So this is my first week off fasting, it's a little different getting back to eating again <BR> <BR> Here were my goals: <BR> ------------------------------- <BR> Food Plan: Avg 1480-1830 kcal per day. <BR> Avg 100g protein/80g fat/100g carbs. <BR> Eat 25-35 g fiber daily <BR> Avoid and minimize sugars <BR> drink 8 glasses of water/day <BR> Sleep 6 hours/night <BR> -------------------------------- <BR> Calories: 1882. I am eating more now that I am not fasting. <BR> -Avg P/F/C: 97/92/152. Wo... Mon, 28 Sep 2009 11:23:24 EST Paleo Ramadan, Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2413349 So this was my last week of my cycle of fasting and trying to eat more paleo. I have to admit we were moving this week and I was not very conscious about my eating or exercise. It showed up on the scale with a locc of only 0.5 lbs. Oh well, a loss is still a loss! <BR> I sort of remember getting a lot of veggies in, but I don't think I tracked them properly. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is Eid-al-Fitr, which is a big festival we have at the end of Ramadan. There is a lot of food and cooking invo... Sat, 19 Sep 2009 23:25:06 EST Paleo Ramadan, Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2395182 This felt like a good week. I lost 1.5 lbs and learned some important lessons. My only regret is that I didn't exercise as much as I would have liked. <BR> <BR> Lessons learned: <BR> -------------------------- <BR> 1. SLEEP COUNTS <BR> 2. Buy single-serving sweets (if any) <BR> 3. Walk in AM, workout right after breaking fast. <BR> <BR> Here were my goals: <BR> ------------------------------- <BR> Food Plan: Avg 1480-1830 kcal per day. <BR> Avg 100g protein/80g fat/100g carbs. <BR> Eat 25... Sun, 13 Sep 2009 05:59:16 EST Paleo Ramadan, Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2376980 Just starting this entry, without going through my reports, I can already tell that I made poor food choices this week. I ate far too many sweets at night. This also affected my temperament and made me very irritable during the day. it makes me sad...I only have the chance to experience this special time one month out of the year, why not eat a healthy diet that supports it? <BR> <BR> Here were my goals: <BR> ------------------------------- <BR> Food Plan: Avg 1480-1830 kcal per day. ... Sun, 6 Sep 2009 05:38:59 EST My Goals for the Fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2370968 I've gone over these before, but I want to re-iterate them for the start of the Fall challenge: <BR> <BR> 1. NUTRITION: I've been eating healthy about 50% of the time, and eating poorly the other half. I'd like to bring myself back to 100% clean, paleo eating, because I know how good it feels. <BR> <BR> 2. EXERCISE: I want to get into stretching in a big way and bump my calorie burn up to 3000-4000 calories per week. I'm going to sign up for a pilates or yoga class this fall, and I need ... Thu, 3 Sep 2009 13:41:38 EST August in Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2357756 so....this has been an interesting month. I did not gain or lose this month, rather I went up and down by the same 2-3lbs. Nor did I lose or gain inches. <BR> <BR> Here's the rundown: <BR> <BR> I ate about 1920 calories/day (down 120 cals from last month, yay!). <BR> I burned 380 calories/day (down from 640 cals/day from last month, yipes), primarily due to a series of back problems that tamped down on my exercise. Going by the numbers, I should have lost 2 lbs in there. I think I am un... Sun, 30 Aug 2009 06:44:18 EST Paleo Ramadan, week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2357731 This week marks the first week of Ramadan, where I've been fasting from dawn till sunset. The fast is for religious purposes rather than weight loss, and there are a lot of cultural pressures to gain weight during this month, due to the traditional heavy foods and sweets that get prepared (a bit like the christmas season, for those who celebrate it). Plus my metabolism goes down with what is currently a 15-hour fast, and its a challenge to maintain the same kind of exercise routine. <BR> ... Sun, 30 Aug 2009 05:33:07 EST Nutrition and Exercise, Week 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2348203 TSo this is as much as I could remember of last week.....there was a wedding over the weekend which involved a lot of running around and then eating a lot of really good food. Anyhow, the week started poorly, then ended up on what I think is a high note. <BR> <BR> I will be making a new plan for the fall challenge next week. <BR> <BR> ------------------------------- <BR> Food Plan: <BR> Avg 1350-1690 kcal per day. <BR> Avg 100g protein/80g fat/100g carbs. <BR> Track and Reduce nighttime e... Wed, 26 Aug 2009 12:50:26 EST When I eat good, I feel good. When I eat bad, I feel bad. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2326311 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/3/b339622206.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, due to a perfect storm of TOM, finishing my master's thesis, and being stuck at my in-laws house without a car, I've been sitting on my behind for the last 5 days, sleeping 5 hours a night, craving sweets, and eating junk food. As an example, yesterday my fogged mind decided the fridge was out of food, so I raided the junk food cupboard and ate tortilla chips for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. I must have eaten ... Tue, 18 Aug 2009 15:34:43 EST Nutritiona and Exercise, Week 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2319090 Another awful, awful week. I just want to write it down, note what went wrong, and get it over with. I am in the middle of a diet meltdown...please hear my call for help! Or at least let this be a cautionary warning to us all. <BR> <BR> -------------------------------- <BR> Food Plan: <BR> Avg 1350-1690 kcal per day. <BR> Avg 100g protein/80g fat/100g carbs. <BR> Track and Reduce nighttime eating <BR> -------------------------------- <BR> -Calories: 2037. Not as bad as last week, but sti... Sun, 16 Aug 2009 01:37:04 EST Nutrition and Exercise, week 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2299974 This week was not awesome...I'm trying to finish my thesis up and end up eating a lot of carb-y, sugar-y food to give me writing energy bursts....it sucks for my diet, but really works for my writing! I'm shocked that I didn't gain, but according to my reports, my calories in=calories out this last week, so maybe I'm ok. we'll see about the last weigh-in! <BR> <BR> -------------------------------- <BR> Food Plan: <BR> Avg 1600-1800 kcal per day. <BR> Avg 100g protein/100g fat/100g carbs.... Sun, 9 Aug 2009 10:41:52 EST Nutrition and Exercise, week 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2280224 This week I had trouble sleeping and made poor food choices on several nights. it showed up on the scale with a 1-lb gain at weigh-in <BR> <BR> Here's my plan of attack: <BR> -------------------------------- <BR> Food Plan: <BR> Avg 1600-1800 kcal per day. <BR> Avg 100g protein/100g fat/100g carbs. <BR> Track and Reduce nighttime eating <BR> -------------------------------- <BR> -Calories:2013/day. <BR> -Avg P/F/C: 98/110/146. net carbs were ~113 g. a little high in carbs... <BR> -Fiber: 2... Sun, 2 Aug 2009 11:50:32 EST July in Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2280155 In the past month, I lost about 3 lbs. In June, I lost 5 lbs. Why has my weight loss slowed down so much? <BR> <BR> I ate about 2060 calories per day (up 30 cal/day from last month) <BR> I burned an 19,400 through exercise (up almost 5000 cal from June), or about 640 cals per day. Just going by the numbers, I should have lost a pound more than I did in June. So my hypothesis about slightly bloated with water weight at my end-of-June weigh in is probably correct. <BR> <BR> Here's the deal:... Sun, 2 Aug 2009 11:33:35 EST Reflections: Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2262491 Thinking about this challenge, I think the biggest change I've made in my dieting habits has been accountability. <BR> <BR> First of all, every week we have to report our weight loss (or gain), which makes us accountable to eachother. <BR> <BR> Secondly, I set general dietary and exercise guidelines for myself, which I report publicly every week. Despite my best efforts, this keeps me from hiding my bad habits from myself, because I have to accept and face their effect on my body and w... Mon, 27 Jul 2009 08:47:24 EST Nutrition and Exercise, week 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2259849 The paleo-style eating seems to be working well for me: I lost 3 lbs last week and am continuing to lose. One thing I've noticed is that the increased fat intake and drop in sugary foods seems to have curbed my appetite, I no longer get hunger pangs and my overall caloric intake is lower. Also my sodium intake has dropped a lot! <BR> <BR> Here's my plan of attack: <BR> -------------------------------- <BR> Food Plan: <BR> Avg 1600-1800 kcal per day. <BR> Avg 100g protein/100g fat/100g carb... Sun, 26 Jul 2009 06:00:04 EST Nutrition and Exercise, Week 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2241837 So this week I decided to switch up my diet to "paleo-style" eating, which means no grains, sugars, and dairy, and all I want of garden veggies, meat, nuts + seeds, + fruit. This new way of eating has totally changed how I eat---I now find myself eating tons of fruit and vegetables(9+ servings a day), way more fat than I'm used to, and very few carbs. <BR> <BR> After a few days of feeling like the hungry hungry thing and eating everything allowed in sight (right before my TOM), I've adju... Sun, 19 Jul 2009 17:59:47 EST food, cavewomen style http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2226811 So i was browsing my favorite blogs tonight, and came across a month-long challenge to eat paleo-style: <BR> <link>www.byersgetsdiesel.com/2009/07/chan<BR>ge-your-life-in-thirty-days.html </link> <BR> <BR> For those of you who don't know about eating Paleo, it is based on the types of food that hunter/gathers have eaten for thousands of years. The blog author summarized it with these 7 rules: <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> <em>492</em> <em>69</em> <em>496</em> <em>291</em> <em>53</em> <e... Mon, 13 Jul 2009 23:54:36 EST Nutrition and Exercise, Week 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2223234 Here's my progress last week. This week was a little different because of all the mountain climbing, I both ate more and exercised more heavily. back to a more normal schedule this week! <BR> -------------------------------- <BR> Food Plan: <BR> Avg 1600 kcal per day. <BR> Avg 100g protein/25g fiber/ 170g carbs. <BR> Track and Reduce nighttime eating <BR> -------------------------------- <BR> -Calories: avg 2326 cals/day, still starving tho. <BR> -Avg P/F/C: 109/106/197. <BR> -Fiber:19g/d... Sun, 12 Jul 2009 19:48:55 EST 4th of July picnic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2215774 So my 4th of July picnic was a little bit more caloric than this week's challenge suggested. The reason for this is that I was going on a major camping/hiking trip the next day and I knew I needed to stockpile some extra calories. Here's how I'd re-envision it, without the high-calorie trimmings: <BR> <BR> bolied lobster on a finger roll, with lemon squeezed on top. <BR> 2 slices turkey over romaine, chickpea, and tomato salad. <BR> lowfat ricotta refrigerator fourth of july pie: <BR> <li... Thu, 9 Jul 2009 14:29:45 EST Nutrition and Exercise, week 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2212052 Here's my progress so far: <BR> -------------------------------- <BR> Food Plan: <BR> Avg 1600 kcal per day. <BR> Avg 100g protein/25g fiber/ 170g carbs. <BR> Track and Reduce nighttime eating <BR> -------------------------------- <BR> -Calories: avg 1851/day, way down from last week, hooray!! <BR> -Avg P/F/C: 97/87/167. getting in range, lowering carbs and fat tho.. <BR> -Fiber:17g/day. still way too low, need to add apples/other high fiber foods <BR> -Nighttime eating: I did not eat at nig... Wed, 8 Jul 2009 09:38:37 EST Climbing the Great Mountain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2201900 My husband and I got married on 7/7 , so we're celebrating our anniversary this weekend! we went to a national park on our honeymoon and have been keeping up this tradition for our anniversary ever since:) <BR> <BR> This year, we're going to Baxter State Park in Maine, where we are planning to Summit the great Mt. Katahdin: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/3/b932247348.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's a mile high and there is apparently a trail along the top called Knife's edge... Sat, 4 Jul 2009 09:05:39 EST June Results: things seem to be working!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2195808 In the past month, I lost about 5 lbs (weigh-in is tomorrow). In May, I gained 7 lbs. <BR> <BR> I ate about 2000 calories per day (up 50 cal/day from last month) <BR> I burned 14,730 calories through exercise (up 1700 cal from may), or about 5oo cals per day. Just going by the numbers, I should have lost 3-4 lbs last month. So I must have been slightly bloated at my original weigh-in, or lost some water weight. <BR> <BR> I'm having less desire to eat this month, so I'm hoping to lower ... Wed, 1 Jul 2009 15:54:29 EST Nutrition+ Excercise Report, Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2187605 Here's my progress so far: <BR> -------------------------------- <BR> Food Plan: <BR> Avg 1600 kcal per day. <BR> Avg 100g protein/25g fiber/ 170g carbs. <BR> Track and Reduce nighttime eating <BR> -------------------------------- <BR> -Calories:My avg daily intake finally went down this week to 2044. It needs to keep dropping if I want to drop pounds, too! <BR> -Avg P/F/C: 126/98/154. My net carbs are now averaging 136g/day, which seems a little low. I'd still like to eat less fat. <BR> ... Sun, 28 Jun 2009 19:56:03 EST the Great Outdoors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2187552 So, this weekend my husband and I took a spontaneous trip out to the countryside. It was really beautiful, the sun came out from thundershowers, and we took a bunch of hikes! <BR> <BR> the first one we took was to this place called crow hill, which has a big rock wall for climbing: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/9/b497631303.jpg"> <BR> We're planning to go there later this summer. It will be my first time doing serious rock climbng outdoors (away from the safety of the ... Sun, 28 Jun 2009 19:29:02 EST Workin' Day and Night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2184035 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/7/b379994753.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm feeling pretty sad tonight hearing about MJ...But one thing that is inspiring is remembering how hard he worked at his artistry and music. If we could bring just a little bit of that passion into our own lives and efforts to better ourselves, it could be tremendous. so tonight i bow my head to the King of Pop, who worked it, day and night: <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzlRrZPxdaI </link> Fri, 26 Jun 2009 23:49:31 EST Livin' clean, that's my calling.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2180028 Hi All; <BR> <BR> I kow I am a big dork with my constant numbers analysis on here! But I feel like I have got to hold myself accountable if I want to make a real difference in my weight. So today I'm reviewing the past week and figuring out how clean I ate. By clean I mean no sugar, added sweeteners, or heavily processed foods. <BR> <BR> The results are actually pretty exciting, because I had two days which I would consider to be 100% clean eating days!! some of the TOM days were pretty... Thu, 25 Jun 2009 11:26:59 EST Weekly nutrition report: nighttime munchies still holding me back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2176509 Here's my progress so far: <BR> -------------------------------- <BR> Food Plan: <BR> Avg 1600 kcal per day. <BR> Avg 100g protein/25g fiber/ 170g carbs. <BR> Track and Reduce nighttime eating <BR> -------------------------------- <BR> -Calories:My avg daily intake went UP again last week, to 2100. argh! <BR> -Avg P/F/C: 112/103/165. <BR> -Fiber: 24.5g. almost there! <BR> -Nighttime eating: TOM last week, so this happened every night except saturday. total damage =2653 calories. So nighttime... Wed, 24 Jun 2009 08:29:06 EST Confessions of an Emotional Eater http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2172758 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/8/b386586549.jpg"> = <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/7/6/b76453897.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So I was having a great day yesterday, even made a sugar-free peach + pineapple pie, when I got into a disagreement with a loved one. harsh words were exchanged, tears, you name it. Afterwards, did I go to the gym? did I work my frustrations out though healthful movement, or journalling, or asking for help on here? No. Instead....I had a big old sli... Mon, 22 Jun 2009 22:26:18 EST success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2168177 so yesterday was a 100% clean eating day--nothing with added sugar, mostly whole foods--and for once I did not have uncontrollable hunger in the night. even tho i couldn't sleep until 2 am--I was not hungry! And I ate a reasonable amount of food, just above my alotted amount. Sun, 21 Jun 2009 08:35:40 EST Accountability time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2161284 So it's weigh-in day and time to look at how "clean" I ate in the past week. By clean I mean no sugar, added sweeteners, or heavily processed foods. <BR> <BR> <BR> 06/11/09 preventia cookies, tonic water= 362/1971 =82% <BR> 06/12/09 dunkin donuts coffee, ice cream, thin mints =350/1658 79% <BR> 06/13/09 ice cream, cobbler cake, choc almonds=540/2472 78% <BR> 06/14/09 praeventia, ice cream , choc almonds=460/2066 78% <BR> 06/15/09 praventia, ice cream =720/2470 71% <BR> 06/16/09 cupcake, ic... Thu, 18 Jun 2009 10:15:11 EST Weekly nutrition/exercise review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2155719 This is <BR> Here's my progress so far: <BR> -------------------------------- <BR> Food Plan: <BR> Avg 1600 kcal per day. <BR> Avg 100g protein/25g fiber/ 170g carbs. <BR> Track and Reduce nighttime eating <BR> -------------------------------- <BR> -Calories:My daily intake went UP last week, to 2053. I'm going to try cutting 200 cals/day this week, mostly fat. <BR> -Avg P/F/C: 97/95/201. going to bring avg fat intake down to 75 g/day <BR> -Fiber: 24 g. almost there! <BR> -Nighttime eating:... Tue, 16 Jun 2009 13:09:17 EST