LARAINE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LARAINE LARAINE'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/ I hate this weather! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332757 I was lying bed this morning and I could here birds sing outside, then I got up went to the kitchen and what do I see out my window but a raging snow storm...GESH!! I thought this was April nearly May but I guess mother nature forgot to set her clocks up this year don't she know to spring forward. Heel is still killing me so I guess its a chair workout again today. Was down another pound today lap band fill this last week seems to be right this time that makes 12 pound in a week. I would imag... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:05:51 EST OH! BOY! :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5331731 Well I sure did it this time the back of my heel is in major pain, I have it wrapped with a salonpas patch and it's still killing after yesterdays treadmill I when shopping for 2 hours all that time on my foot did me in, now I wonder how long I'll be down with this. Sure is going to put a crimp in my fitness routine I guess I'll have to focus on the upper body for a while which I need to work on my arms and shoulders anyways but, I like an all over workout best. The weather here today is blah... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 12:27:43 EST Up and at it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330584 Up at 5:30am made breakfast for hubby, father in law and my self fixed banana puff pancakes (76cal per muffin cake) in my muffin tin with bacon and a bird nest scramble. Then did some web surfing and logging on my trackers, then it was off to the treadmill did 15 min at 15% incline at 2 mph. if my heel hadn't started killing me I think I could of did more but, I could hardly take another step so other than injuring it further I quit. Now it's time to think about what to fix for lunch and dinn... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 12:32:31 EST Starting out on a new me journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5329831 Well it's been a while since I blogged in December I had lap band it has been and up hill battle I tried here at Sparks did good but the weight loss always stopped and then I'd pack the pounds back on again so I decided to have the surgery. I have had some trouble with getting it filled just right to help me with my weight loss but I think they finally got it so it's a great tool to help me with my weight loss. I'm finally seeing the numbers fall. Sat, 20 Apr 2013 16:13:36 EST April 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3140463 Well got up this morning without a headache for once in 3 days had a pancake w/ honey, a tangrine and some almonds. Now I’m going to get dressed and work out with my Wii for a bit. I have to run into town later and go to the store running out of everything around here. Then this evening I’m going to watch the Biggest Losser. WooHoo! moment I was down 2 more pounds this morning to start as a member of Team 300+ BL challenge that is starting today going until end of May. So I hope that keeps m... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 11:19:04 EST Past few months of the new me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3138099 Over the past few months I have lost 25 pounds. In addition to changing what I eat and exercising more I've also spent this past few months dealing with some of the emotions related to my weight. Losing 25 pounds is a huge accomplishment for me but I had already lost 130 pounds in my Sparks past only to gain it all back feeling sorry for myself after hurting my knee. But since get things back on track I have found a great team that keeps me moving right along TEAM 300+ and their Biggest lose... Mon, 19 Apr 2010 20:03:04 EST Vision http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3128454 Hiding inside this fat body of mine is a beautiful, vibrant woman who is aching to be released and freed from her prison of fat. She's not sure what is holding her back from being released. Her prisoner has a fear of the unknown of life as a thin woman. She's been cooped up in this fat body for so long that she's forgotten what it's like to be thin, but she wants to be free to experience it again. <BR> <BR> This woman loves the outdoors, hiking, running, boating, swimming, horse-back riding,... Fri, 16 Apr 2010 23:51:42 EST Do you ever just feel FAT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3056980 I feel fat alot I know I'm overweight but there are those days when I wake up and feel my word what happened while I was sleeping I feel fatter than when I went to sleep. I can wake up feel FAT FAT FAT but the good thing is the scale hasn't moved. I feel just bluh! like I just gained 20 lbs over night. What is it anyway the fat fairy is getting us while we sleep or what? Mon, 29 Mar 2010 14:24:10 EST Tips for an Exceptional, Superb & Powerful Life! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3027500 <BR> <BR> 1.) Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. And while <BR> you walk, smile. It is the ultimate <BR> antidepressant. <BR> <BR> 2.) Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. <BR> Buy a lock if you have to. <BR> <BR> 3.) Buy a Tivo (DVR), tape your late night shows and <BR> get more sleep. <BR> <BR> 4.) When you wake up in the morning complete the <BR> following statement, 'My purpose is to________ <BR> today.' <BR> <BR> 5.) Live with the 3 E's -- Energy, Enthusiasm, and <BR>... Sun, 21 Mar 2010 23:20:37 EST OH MY Visit with the Dr. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2982156 Had a Dr. visit yesterday well I been having migraines everyday for a week or so now so I went to see what was wrong. I have never had one thing wrong with me healthy as a horse just as big as the barn I do get migraines and I'm 200lbs overweight. So I go to Dr. I'm thinking fine just got a bad migraine maybe get shot and come home I'm hyper-tensive and diabetic and now on 3 pills that is the reason for the weight gains the last few weeks I guess that's what she says anyways OH!! and NO!! s... Wed, 10 Mar 2010 10:56:22 EST PEEPS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2952401 What does it mean to be a Biggest Loser PEEP <BR> <BR> P--PEOPLE <BR> E--EMPOWERING <BR> E--EVERYONE <BR> P--PLEASANTLY <BR> <BR> <BR> Mirror Mirror on the wall <BR> Why do you have to tell me all? <BR> Why do you make my clothes look so tight? <BR> Could you make me look a bit more light? <BR> <BR> I thought I looked fine But I can see <BR> You won’t let me be <BR> <BR> You say I have a double Chin <BR> But I say it’s just the way the light comes in <BR> <BR> If you’re not hanging ... Wed, 3 Mar 2010 10:04:24 EST Feb 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2848838 Well what a couple of stessful days Thursday the day I generally don't watching of the grand children here comes my oldest daughter with the baby and grandson ask can you watch while dad and I go fix hot water heater at her rental okay well that turned into all day and as soon as that bunch left here came the youngest daughter with my 2 granddaughter can you keep them over night mom and watch them tomorrow while shes working okay but then there is the other two to watch also on Friday so this... Sat, 6 Feb 2010 14:24:19 EST Feb 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2836033 Well I had a great morning got up cleaned house loaded dishwasher and hit the Wii for 30 mins then after a light lunch of a salad and some grilled chicken left over form the night before Hubby and I headed to Wichita we went to Wal-mart for about 20 mins then Sam's for about an hour went to Applebee's for an early supper and the to Super Target to finish off our shopping in total I got in over 8000 steps while we was out. home to fix dinner for father in law some tv and off to bed. Had a gre... Wed, 3 Feb 2010 14:28:38 EST Feb 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2829894 Well yesterday I got up and had breakfast did 45 mins of Wii bowling and then cleaned the house used the broom to clean my big throw rug in the front room to give myself a bit more of a workout and save a watt or two electisty from my vacuum. then the rest of my day was pretty boring there is so much snow here and so cold I hate to get out. Stay in cal range drank 12 glasses of water and tea was up all night running to bathroom ..lol well maybe not all night but at least 3 x not near as many ... Tue, 2 Feb 2010 09:49:52 EST Week in review 1/31/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2821845 Well since last Saturday’s start over I sure have had a lot of water I'm drinking about 88 oz a day got me one of them 44 oz cups and sipping on 2 a day spent a lot of time running to bathroom. I was down 8 pounds this morning WooHoo!! For me. Mom started over again too so that got me thinking I best get back on track I have let me self go too long. Now she is down 7 lbs. I was told by Dr that the heavier you are the faster you lose in the 1st few weeks then it drops back to the 1-2 lbs a we... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 18:28:08 EST Starting over again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2795516 I am trying to get back to my diet of eating healthy foods. I used to weigh 375 lbs. I started exercising and walking. My diet consisted of counting calories and eating lots of veggies, pasta and chicken lean red meat and fish. I stayed with this diet as well as counting the calories and staying within that limit. I started walking from a couple blocks to 3 miles a day (injured knee) now I'm doing nothing (today I tried my walking video and my hips gave out on me after 5 min). I went from 375... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 16:41:35 EST Motivator of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2522759 WOW!!! 193 emails with comments on my page, my blog, my photos, I can't begin to Thank everyone of you for all your kind words <em>304</em> Sat, 31 Oct 2009 16:27:48 EST Today is the first day of the rest of my life isn’t it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2406934 Today is the first day of the rest of my life isn’t it, I tell ask myself this today and everyday as I get ready to drive into town to watch my grandchildren or run errands. I am going to be 50 years old in less than 2 months. I am nearly 200 pounds over my ideal weight. I can barely even bring myself to type the numbers in this blog. <BR> Dieting is nothing new to me. I've gone up and down and up and down on the diet roller coaster forever. But, I find myself missing out in life due to the... Thu, 17 Sep 2009 10:03:13 EST Diet fears and Self sabotage! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2350743 Everyday I feel like a Great Big Binge waiting to happen I don’t know what comes over me. Well, yesterday I ate way too much. We had lunch at Long John Silver big mistake to start with but I had this awful craving for it. I couldn't stop even when my brain was screaming "you are full, your full stop eating dummy” my daughter actually took my plate away from me cause I kept picking at the crumbles. Then last night I was so tried from running all day with my daughter trying to get things done f... Thu, 27 Aug 2009 10:30:53 EST Woohoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2336833 Well after a much too busy summer with caring for my mom after knee surgery back home a couple weeks and then off to see my sister in Colorado and a whole lot of weight gain I have got back on track and dropped 20 lbs since the end of July. Now if I can get under 300 by my Daughters wedding the 17th of October I'll be a happy women!!! I know I was there once but life happened and I just got off course but I'm going to get it done this time for sure!! Sat, 22 Aug 2009 13:10:18 EST Man Have I been Busy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2317568 Sorry everyone I have been running around like the old saying like a chicken with her head cut off. Daughters getting married October 17th and we have been working on things for that and I been watchin my grand babies plus my SIL to bes nephew for the past few weeks, plus trying to help with company business at home. I had a few days and decided to paint front room and move furniture in there and my room so today I'm not doing much but watching grandson watch cartoons and make up some soup fo... Sat, 15 Aug 2009 11:06:02 EST UGH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2243272 Well I'm a big loser again and not in a good way! doing with out my scales and being gone to my folks for 2 weeks wasn't a good thing I gained 6 pounds so back to the grind stone we go. Mon, 20 Jul 2009 09:05:22 EST MIA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2157299 1st I'd like to say I'm sorry I haven't been on as much as I'd like lately I'm just so busy it the busy time of our business year and there have been so many storms and so many roof repair to do and it's not going to get any better for the nextfew weeks I'll be out of town caring for my mother while she has knee surgery so I hope you all understand I'll be back as soon as I can and I'll jump on line if I get a min or two to do so. <BR> <BR> HUGS YOUR SPARKS FRIEND ALWAYS!! Tue, 16 Jun 2009 22:55:24 EST These pounds won't go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2143456 There will be those days when we feel we're never going to lose any weight. No matter what we do, the pounds stick with us, and we begin to feel foolish for ever supposing we could lose weight. We find ourselves ashamed for believing that we can lose weight and ashamed at having such defeatist thoughts. It's a very hard position to be in. Luckily, we never really have to feel ashamed of the things we try to do that are good and right. Even though we sometimes lose heart, we still have the lov... Thu, 11 Jun 2009 17:50:20 EST Fat is the enemy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2132473 Fat is the enemy. We have declared war, and it takes every ounce of strength we have to wage the battle. Yet, it is a battle well worth fighting. We sometimes need to look at fat as an enemy. We need to think of it as evil, in order to stay serious about battling it. If we allow ourselves to believe that it is anything less than evil, we stand in danger of learning to live with it. That can never be. It is an effrontery to the Christian life to allow evil to overcome that which is good. Rathe... Mon, 8 Jun 2009 08:44:53 EST Great Weather and GrandBabies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2108720 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/7/3/b736579564.jpg">Well this has been a wonderful week great weather great holiday and a new grandbaby to play with, then the old computer decided to go crazy on me took it to Wichita and had it fixed so we are back in business this morning and it looks to be another great weater day here I'm off to get ready for church so...Believe in God. Put your faith there. Whatever you find you cannot do, remember that God can do it. <BR> <BR> Today's though... Sun, 31 May 2009 08:16:08 EST 5/12/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2056838 Well the doctors visit yesterday was great all my test came back fine and he gave me a shot in my knee yesterday too, today I took my niece and my pregnant daughter out walking we did a 21 min mile woohoo! I haven't done that in months. We went out for lunch and I came back home a played in the drizzle in my garden planting flowers and tilled for about an hour maybe a little more but I only counted an hour. Well it's about time for the biggest loser so Night everyone have a great evening!!! M... Tue, 12 May 2009 19:44:10 EST Hump date update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2039842 Well we walked, and walked, and walked again today this time I walked 5 miles where yesterday we only got in 3.5 miles. We hit 2 zoo's today the first Tanganyika Wildlife Park not worth the $60 I had to pay to get 3 adults and 3 kids into, half the stuff they said they had was roped off so you couldn't see them. Walked about 45 mins there, so we opted to head to the Sedgwich County Zoo in Wichita spent another 2.25 hours there. My knee was pretty good had to sit down a couple times in the sha... Wed, 6 May 2009 17:59:42 EST Happy Hump Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2038115 Well I walked, and walked, and walked, yesterday at the Rolling Hills Wildlife Park in Salina, Kansas then at the Coronado Heights Fort outside of Lindsberg, Kansas Other than my knee I feel pretty good this morning. I don't know how well my almost to deliver daughter feels this morning though. She is due anytime and is talking about going to the New Wildlife Park they just opened in Wichita, Kansas today I'm game if she is I guess with lot of Biopfreeze, and Napoxen then I get to push the st... Wed, 6 May 2009 09:02:45 EST Day after Dr. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2034753 Well acorrding to his scales I've lost 11 pounds in 6 weeks, not to bad I thought. He wanted 25 but geesh! isn't 1- 2 pounds a week the goal around here I guess cause I weigh so much he thought I'd lose faster. Doctor wants me to eat more protien and good fats less carbs. I thought he would have my mamogram but they hadn't sent it from the lab yet so back again next Monday for that and my other labs they did yesterday, if all levels are good then I can get a shot in my knee for that pain, s... Tue, 5 May 2009 09:37:09 EST Today's the doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2030875 I don't know what the out come will be, he asked that I lose 25 in the 6 weeks, but it was only 14 on my home scales. I also did a mamogram will find out about that today also. <BR> <BR> Diets! Diets need to be taken one day at a time. Each new day means a new diet. If yesterday's diet didn't work, it doesn't really matter. Whether we diet tomorrow or not doesn't matter, either. What does matter is today. Too often we get caught up thinking about all the things we haven't done or dreaming o... Mon, 4 May 2009 09:10:51 EST Who's to Blame... I'm to Blame http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2024995 We blamed the diets. We blamed our friends. We blamed a bad childhood, glands, communists, and a government plot. We blamed everyone but ourselves. We try and we fail, but we never learned to take responsibility for our obesity. We can never hope to get anywhere unless we are willing to take ownership of our own problems. God has given us freedom of choice. We have the ability to abuse that privilege if we so desire. It is our choice, however, and we control our own destiny. Dieting is nothin... Sat, 2 May 2009 09:16:48 EST May Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2022632 I'm soo peeved at myself this morning I got on the scale with a 5 pound gain from yesterday what gives? Oh well Sundays my weigh-in date and then Monday the doctor so we will see what it is then. How can we seriously feel sorry for ourselves when so many people have so little? Certainly, dieting produces discomfort, but it's very slight. We shouldn't let ourselves get carried away, making our diets a bigger deal than they need to be. However, the good news is, if God can take care of the real... Fri, 1 May 2009 11:11:28 EST In Every Thing Give Thanks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2007193 1 Thessalonians 5:18 <BR> In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. <BR> <BR> <BR> It's easy to be thankful when we have everything we want or need. It's when we're forced to do without that thankfulness becomes difficult. Giving thanks for the opportunity to do without our daily bread is sometimes very, very hard. Yet, God is sure to help us when we need help the most. When we feel weak or hungry or unhappy, He will stand beside us and give us... Sun, 26 Apr 2009 11:36:13 EST Nighttime Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2004053 The evenings are the worst. About an hour before bedtime, I always begin to get cravings. The worst possible thing to do would be to eat right before bed. Sometimes my stomach will growl so much that I think I’ll wake up the house. On these occasions, I ask God for a little quick relief and go straight to bed. Better that than to pig out and feel lousy the rest of the night and guilty all the following day! So I say Good Night and Happy Weekend!! Fri, 24 Apr 2009 23:21:45 EST My stomach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1985885 My stomach is a spoiled brat. When I miss even one meal, it kicks up a fuss and makes me feel as though I'm going to starve. Of course, I'm in no danger whatsoever, but once my stomach gets started, it is hard to ignore it. To diet means to engage in mind over matter. I need to realize that I can get by on a lot less food than I actually eat. I need to renew my mind, change my thinking, and decide that I'm not going to be made a slave to my stomach. We resent it when someone else tries to con... Sun, 19 Apr 2009 10:32:01 EST Teetering and about off the edge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1971822 I have been teetering back forth between 10 pounds for 6 months and I have come to the realization that I really need moe motivation. My doctor is no help so I am hoping that blogging on here will help me. <BR> <BR> One crucial decision I have made is; I'm not buying anymore diet food like healthy choice and south beach. I am going to eat more real food. I think that has been part of my problem. I have not been truly satisfied with the foods I have been eating for the past year. With littl... Tue, 14 Apr 2009 12:24:45 EST God gave us His laws so that we would know how to eat wisely. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1964081 Keeping these laws will not produce holiness, nor gain us entry into heaven. However, we can benefit from them and be able to serve the Lord better if our physical bodies are in good shape. <BR> We must trust the creator to know what is best for us to eat, instead of eating according to our traditions. He not only made our bodies, but all the animals as well and He certainly would not have made the distinction between "clean and unclean" in Leviticus 11 if it makes no difference what we eat. ... Sat, 11 Apr 2009 18:50:33 EST 4/9/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1958845 Well I got out yesterday with my Niece that had the lap band took my scale cause she didn't have any I'm so proud she is down 36 pounds in 2 weeks so she decided she was going to start walking a couple days a week with me. We may even start going to curves too. we walked 1.3 miles and she said she felt good like maybe she might be able to walk more every time we went. She's at KU MED today for her post op so we will see what the doctor's scales say. Thu, 9 Apr 2009 17:07:33 EST One day at a time...that’s what I’m telling myself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1948523 I tell myself: Healthy eating=weight loss …Working out=building muscles and toning up. What can I say…Life is great…I’m feeling good…….but am I ready to tackle another day on my weight loss journey healthy eating and walking. <BR> <BR> I have been plodding along on this weight loss journey for what seems like forever. I’ve been up and down more times than a Duncan Yo-Yo. Of course, I’ve never gotten close to my ideal weight. This past winter, without doing much with my knee out, I’ve... Mon, 6 Apr 2009 14:25:49 EST Snow Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1923406 Well 2 feet of snow plus the drifts and hiking in it what a work out. I've been out today taking pictures.. the hay shed roof is collapsing from all the weight. The Cardinals and Robins are happy with the popcorn and oranges I have been putting out for them, poor things wasn't counting on snow the 1st week of Spring. Still holding at that 10 pound loss since the doctor last Thursday having to eat out 2 days in KC didn't help any. My niece's Lap band surgery went well now we will see how she ... Sun, 29 Mar 2009 15:40:19 EST Oh MY!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1908652 Oh my goodness what a little pill can do I weighed before the doctor's visit on Thursday and at his office at 345 ....This morning I decided to check again it was 335 I know it's taking the water off but man it feels good to see them numbers going down for a change instead of UP! WooHOO! now if I can just make that 325 pound mark by the 4th of May when I go back to see him I hope it's better than that but at 2 pounds a week over 6 weeks that what it should be by then. Tue, 24 Mar 2009 13:41:08 EST The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1897895 Well the good news is after two days of testing the doctor has decided that I don't have diabetes but the bad part is I have a thyroid disorder and have started on a pill now the ugly part I have gained back nearly everything I had lost since I first started here in 2006 over the last 6 months. So I'm starting all over again even though I really hadn't fell off the wagon the wagon fell on me so to speak. Maybe things will get better now and since the weather is looking better here I'll be ou... Fri, 20 Mar 2009 18:00:51 EST Week 2 of Year 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1698248 We are two weeks into the New Year, and I can already tell that keeping up with my resolutions for the rest of the year will be really tough. Keith's birthday cake kept calling me saying eat me eat me so I did all 330 calories of it and over for my day so week 2 year 3 nothing lost but then again nothing gained either. On to the next week <em>134</em> Wed, 14 Jan 2009 11:22:34 EST WooHoo moment! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1667584 Woo Hoo I'm back on track I have worked really hard this week and am down on the scales to 337 this am. Wed, 7 Jan 2009 08:29:10 EST Half of Me Has to GO!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1639368 I made really good progress 2006 into 2007 lost over a 100 lbs. Then multiple deaths in the family and a knee injury occurred, Now I am back up and it's discouraging. I know I can lose the weight it came off fairly easy when I first began and I was losing on average 3 lbs a week when I was disciplined with my food and exercise. I've attempted and failed at this task many times before. I know I'm the only one that can do this and if my knee will let me I'm going back to walking because over ha... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 13:04:05 EST Happy New Year!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1635807 New Year's Wishes <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> May you get a clean bill of health from your dentist, your cardiologist, your gastroenterologist, your urologist, your proctologist, your podiatrist, your psychiatrist, your plumber and the I.R.S. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> May your hair, your teeth, your face-lift, your abs and your stocks not fall; and may your blood pressure, your triglycerides, your cholesterol, your white blood count and your mortgage interest not rise. <BR> <BR> May New Year's E... Wed, 31 Dec 2008 10:57:20 EST 10-18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1518662 2 Corinthians 12:10 <BR> Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches,in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ's sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong. <BR> <BR> <BR> Having to diet was like having a bad rash. It was almost impossible to ignore, and it never went away. It was a real test of will not to give in when the stomach started growling. More than anything he ate regularly, just not as much as he was used to. He always prided himself on being a stron... Sat, 18 Oct 2008 07:57:50 EST Pat yourself on the Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1272666 Some days we just need to stop and congratulate ourselves on how far we've come. Perhaps there aren't a lot of outward signs of our diet yet. Perhaps we aren't even close to where we hope to be. Perhaps we still have a long way to go. That's okay. Sometimes we need to rejoice in the progress we've made in order to have the energy to keep on going. The Lord created in six days, and on the seventh He rested. In every endeavor, especially the difficult ones, we need a break to sit back and enjoy... Mon, 16 Jun 2008 08:52:29 EST Mark 16:16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1269621 It is so easy to be tossed back and forth in our commitment to our diets. One day they seem worth the effort, and the next they seem like such a drag. It feels like they will never end, and nothing we do makes the time pass any faster. The sad fact is, it is up to us. If we stick to our diets, we'll lose weight. If we cheat, then we can't expect to lose. Just as the Christian who believes receives the eternal reward and those who don't believe will have no part in it, dieters who remain faith... Sat, 14 Jun 2008 10:31:29 EST