LEANIE64's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LEANIE64 LEANIE64'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/ Busy..but getting healthier day by day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892305 I have practically abandoned my Beck plan ...for the last few days that is..Well, not the plan but readings I have put by the way side. I am very busy with a new job..well its an old job that I have been subbing for..and the full time employee is taking a leave of absence ..so I am filling in for the next few weeks. I don't relish the full time thing..but I am helping out . <BR> Yesterday was at a meal for the community..I have never done this before,that I can recall . I took part of my mai... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 13:30:10 EST HELP...I'm drowning in negativity..but the good news is..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888634 I have been working very hard at exercising five days a week..watching my calorie intake (keeping it at 1200 cal. a day)..Reading my Beck Diet Solution book and following the advice.So this morning I get the bright idea I will weigh..I haven't weighed in a few weeks..When I step on the scale it registers that I have gained 2 lbs ..WHAT THE HEY!! GAINED....that hit me like a ton of bricks. With the 45 min. or recumbent biking and the 10 min. of rebounding..I was certain that scale would be ki... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 11:04:18 EST Day 6 Beck Diet Solution..Diet Coach and ramblings. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879858 Today's lesson is about finding a diet coach...I have yet to decide on one..but will keep plugging along through out the day considering my options. <BR> Yesterday I pretty well being mindful of how slowly I ate...plus, how the food tasted. I must say I felt good about myself when the day was finished. <BR> Today is a good day..We got a little snow last night. We sure need it in the mountains for irrigation water this summer. <BR> I have to gather all my resources together today for a l... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 10:53:44 EST Day 5 Beck Diet Solution..Eating Slowly and Mindfully http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879547 This day five is really a CHALLENGE for me..I eat fast..very fast..Reading day 5 challenge has me realize that this is one habit that has contributed to my weight gain. Now to back pedal and change that behavior..well, my sabotaging thoughts are..There is no way I can do this. I like eating fast..I like not changing..But the helpful responses are..I can do this..start out slowly and be mindful of the food that is going into my mouth..chew and enjoy that food..and chew some more till all the f... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 18:03:56 EST Day 4 Beck Diet Solution..Giving myself credit.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878812 I thought this would be difficult..but I have to say..Its been fun. I don't think I have ever consciously credited myself in much of anything.It feels nice to find the little / big things and say to myself ..I did it,Congratulations, that was good, I'm proud of you for doing what ever..etc. <BR> I almost feel guilty for rewarding myself in this way..Yes , guilty, or is it shame?Like I'm not worth it?..I don't know , but this I do know..I am finding joy in rewarding myself. Its a sweet feeling... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:00:46 EST Day 3 Beck Diet Solution.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876984 Today's reading requirement is..eating while sitting..including snacking and piecing..Surprisingly to myself, I was more conscious of what is going into my mouth. Before I would piece while cooking..today I waited till I was seated to begin eating. Since this is the first day..I found myself a couple of times piecing on a piece of food..but for the most part I did good. <BR> Too , I have read my cards twice..It is all moving along. Excited for changes to take place. Mon, 16 Feb 2015 19:50:31 EST Continuance of Day 2 Beck Diet Solution... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875624 I choose my diets..one is a diet from the Prism program..and the other is The Spark Solution's eating plan. I have read my cards this morning and am reading more of the book later today...had a yummy breakfast ..and now to do either the walking or the recumbent biking..Think I will do the biking as I want to watch Rehab Addict while biking. <BR> Hubby is working on filling wood stove, then outside to work on raised beds in garden. Me..I'm involved with laundry, making dishes for tomorrow's ... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 12:10:03 EST Beck Diet Solution Day two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875210 Got my cards wrote out and reading them..have planned to do this 3 times a day..which shouldn't be difficult. To me its amazing the power these cards have to motivate. <BR> Tracking my weight and exercise once a day..not weighing other than once every other week..I get too involved with how much I have lost..or not lost and loose my main desire ..which to to be healthy..so I limit my scale viewing. <BR> I am working on a quilt..got my squares cut out and am piecing them together..ironing th... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 15:52:07 EST Beck Diet Solution Day one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874843 I am excited about the program..I have wrote out the cards..and moving slowly on this because of many happenings on this end..But find it exciting. <BR> Thanks for all the replies about the book and I will get back to you all...Just remarkably busy right now..May God bless all you Sparkers. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 01:52:02 EST Beck Diet Solution.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868900 I just got the book a couple of days ago..looking forward to reading ..and implementing. Let me know if you too are doing the program..and what your story is ..Thanks Tue, 3 Feb 2015 19:41:47 EST Spending good time on SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866126 I enjoy Spark alot..its motivational on so many levels..Thanks Sparkpeople for the wonderful , free service..You are the best ! <BR> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 19:50:36 EST tracking.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863215 I am so thankful for the SP trackers..I can know before hand what my calorie intake is..and know too what the nutrition values are..great tool..This one tool is what saves me from over eating. Thanks SP Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:28:00 EST 1200 Calories a day.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861820 and no cravings. I don't have time to post more...other than I am thankful..!! Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:59:40 EST Disappointed I didn't get any takers on my journey... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861127 So I will go it alone.. <BR> Today I haven't exercised yet..but have done mundane stuff..laundry, vacuuming, dishes, meals, etc. <BR> Nothing much to report..Oh I take that back..I feel energetic..Yes, energetic is a good thing. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 18:00:35 EST Wanting some serious loosers out their.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858029 I'm 67..weight is 240 . I want to take off 6-10 lbs a month to get to my desired weight of 180... I exercise 5 days a week on recumbent bike (45 min.)..plus I am wanting to track my walking starting out at 5 min.building up to at least 30 min. daily, over the next few months. I eat healthy most days..consuming 1200 cal a day..but trip up when I have company or we go out to eat..I would really appreciate some help on this journey. Just some people to check in each day and share how they are do... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 15:26:48 EST quote for the day...by Richard G Scott http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857881 <BR> <BR> Make the Exercise of Faith Your First Priority <BR> <BR> <BR> "Don't yield to Satan's lie that you don't have time to study the scriptures. Choose to take time to study them. Feasting on the word of God each day is more important than sleep, school, work, television shows, video games, or social media. You may need to reorganize your priorities to provide time for the study of the word of God. If so, do it!" <BR> <BR> —Richard G. Scott, "Make the Exercise of Faith Your Firs... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 11:59:01 EST Quote for the day..by —Dieter F. Uchtdorf http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855844 "The very moment you begin to seek your Heavenly Father, in that moment, the hope of His light will begin to awaken, enliven, and ennoble your soul. The darkness may not dissipate all at once, but as surely as night always gives way to dawn, the light will come." <BR> <BR> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 14:16:21 EST Quote to lend a hand in the journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855316 "So much in life depends on our attitude. The way we choose to see things and respond to others makes all the difference. To do the best we can and then to choose to be happy about our circumstances, whatever they may be, can bring peace and contentment." <BR> <BR> —Thomas S. Monson Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:46:15 EST Finally got on the scale after the holidays... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854489 Drum roll please ...!! I didn't gain..well , I am not sure if I gained or not ..because I was too frightened to jump on the scale..but today's (after a few weeks of no scale ),results showed that I lost 2 lbs over the holidays. That's doesn't seem huge..but for me it is..Generally I gain about 10-15 lbs. So excited to not have gained. What I did differently was eat..but be conscious about what went into my mouth..and for the most part I didn't go back for seconds. I wasn't 100%..but that's ok... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 18:20:42 EST Feeling absolutely DOWN... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851199 I am working diligently on getting healthier.With that said..Why do I feel so down today? I'll tell you why... I just got back from a baby shower and no one noticed that I have been loosing..not one. I expected someone to at least acknowledge my weight loss..but NOTHING.I guess I had my expectations too high with wanting a reward for all my hard work.Now I feel fat as ever..I feel discouraged and eating a tub of ice cream would be my old," go to, feel good for a while, antidote"..but I'm pas... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 16:56:22 EST Excited for New Year.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847216 So much to be thankful for..First off, the Lord is the top of my list. I am so blessed by Him and His teachings. Next is family..oh how I love my family. Then third on the list is country..I love my country. It is far from perfect..but it is MY country. <BR> Sparkpeople is on the list as well..so thankful for all the people who support me in my quest to get healthier..and hopefully I support them in my small way. The trackers are some of my favorite things about this site and help greatly in... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 00:27:56 EST preparing for great year... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840704 Just sayin..as I don't have time to post much else..happy new years to you all..!! Mon, 29 Dec 2014 16:07:42 EST Stratedgy out the window.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835684 The plan was fantastic..but I wasn't ..! Urr ! Sat, 20 Dec 2014 01:27:52 EST Wow...lots of parties and choices..what stratagy is best ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832162 Over eating this time of year can be a HUGE problem..There are all kinds of parties to attend and people to see. It certainly seems everything is centered around food. I am WEAK when it comes to these temptations..So I just choose a small amount from each dish, concentrating on healthy choices mainly..but not skipping the unhealthy either if I desire . But the secret for me is ..don't go back for seconds and eat slowly, putting my fork down between bites..drinking lots of water during the me... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 23:24:46 EST back to feeling somewhat better... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828140 I did go to the Clinic here in town yesterday..the PA discovered that I have bursitis..She gave me a shot in the joint and said I need to take it easy..No more recumbent biking at such a high level..since I am agitating the hip. <BR> Now I have to cool my jets with exercise for a week and a half..But I feel I can do some walking..I need to do something. <BR> Today is a wonderful..overcast day. Low cloud cover is hovering over us..not a day that is remarkable in any way..But it is a wonderfu... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 13:19:25 EST Big bump in the road... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827501 My hip gave out last night..Oh..what to do??? <BR> I am limping around with a cane. In lots of discomfort. I'm calling a Dr. today. I never go to Dr...but this has me very concerned. <BR> I think I am doing too high of a level on the recumbent bike..and its putting alot of stress on that hip..so todays plan is doing "chair exercise". I haven't done those in years..but I do have the DVD..and I know that they give a complete body workout. <BR> Hope all of you are staying safe in this winte... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 10:51:46 EST natural cure...seems to be working.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827104 I have drank the milk/turmeric for two and half days now..I am reporting that the stuff seems to be lessening my discomfort. My nights have been more restful..not the constant leg aching. Too, I notice some lessening of my inability to walk well..I am definitely not 100%..a long way from it..But I do notice a improvement. I am hoping each day will see me doing better..I will keep you posted..For you who didn't read my yesterdays post..its 1/2 t. turmeric and 1/2 c. warm milk ,drank morning an... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 17:20:31 EST drinking natural cure for arthritis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825950 1/2 t. turmeric and 1/2 warm milk..This is my first day at trying that remedy.Morning and night supposed to take the drink..Actually it isn't bad tasting..I mixed in some stevia for a little sweet..I liked the taste. Hope it helps..! <BR> I did my 45 min. on the recumbent bike..still have to do the walking.. <BR> We are getting a light snow..hope it doesn't accumulate too much. ..Oops! I just looked out the window..its changed..now heavy snow. Mon, 1 Dec 2014 18:10:03 EST rebellious hair and turkey soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825339 I woke this morning to a chilly , sunny, clear, welcoming day. I honestly didn't want to get out of bed and face the day..but bound out of the soft cozy bed, I did. Actually bounding isn't a fair description..I drug my legs over the side of the mattress and slid them down to the cold unwelcoming floor. <BR> Shower taken, undies pulled on, dressed and hair done..It is one of those days that my hair didn't want to co-operate..I used the curling iron..but to no avail..the strands of hair had th... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 18:56:07 EST On the other side of Thanksgiving.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824830 I ate the meal..even dessert.Yesterday I got back on track eating healthy and exercising again. I can do this..!! Sat, 29 Nov 2014 18:57:33 EST ..lots of temptations.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823394 Doing the Community Thanksgiving Dinner is a great opportunity to enjoy those who don't have family around, eat a wonderful meal, and play some board games after. The down side is...I am tempted to nibble on those goodies I am making..I decided I am stronger than that piece of pie...but how to I become so..Well, I drink lots of water, exercise (45 min. on recumbent bike, 15 min. walking), and eat healthy. I have to be honest I am nibbling some,.but for the most part I am limiting that ..and r... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 14:33:13 EST Beautiful morning... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821149 I read a blog post this morn..about this gals challenge..I am going to join it. Now I can't recall the name of it..going to have to go and search it out..ha ha ! Hope all are doing good. Sat, 22 Nov 2014 14:26:55 EST Whoo hooo..I am loosing..Thankyou Lord !Thank you Spark ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820673 I hadn't got on the scale for a few days..as I didn't want to be discouraged..But when I stepped on this morning..I dropped below 240..not in years have I seen this..Years!! <BR> It makes me so thankful to the Lord for this tender mercy..Through Him I am doing exercise and staying on a 1200 a day calorie eating plan. Yes, the Lord is good..and I am listening to Him when I feel the nudge to eat right and exercise..! Thankyou too for Spark..for all the good people involved in this program. You... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:56:44 EST I am increasing the exercise..but don't know if I should increase calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820173 I am afraid to increase calories..I am up to 45 min. recumbent biking..and another 15 min. walking..Does any one have a answer for me? I consume 1200 calories daily. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 14:38:11 EST I did it..I over indulged..but back on track tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818556 For some reason I have not been able to control my eating ..I over did at noon meal...No one to blame but me..If blame is an issue. (I guess it is..if I posted it). Anyway on the positive side..I used the recumbent bike for 50 min. this morning..Still have to walk a few minutes..then the exercise is finished for the day. <BR> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 21:17:21 EST 17 min of walking..Yippee !! Thats a huge milestone for this gal. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817281 I have increased my walking time..when I began..I was only able to do 5 min. at best. Now a few days later..I am up to 17 min. I am so excited !! I know I can do this..No recumbent biking today ..yet...But I will . Yesterday I did 45 min..Today I plan on the same. <BR> Today's chores include writting an article for the paper ..its an invite to the Community to come to a free meal that our church puts on each year. It is so nice helping others so they won't have a depressed time that day. Pl... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 13:31:59 EST corn cakes and maple syrup w/over easy eggs.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816808 I was so hungry for some thing yummy this morning..I fixed myself and hubby breakfast.The dog even got some of the yummy fare. I decided I better track the calorie results before I forget all I had..It was a whopping 608..but thats okay..As I am on a 1200 calorie eating plan..self imposed. Boy, were those corn cakes ever good..I have been hunry for them little darlings for days. <BR> I have found if I go without my cravings..I get out of control..Today I was mindful of that..and only had 2... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 14:39:05 EST Up to 45 min on recumbent bike..and walking for 10 min. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816429 Working up to walking more..its a challenge for me..as my joints very much hurt..I am hoping and praying that taking off more weight will make it easier to walk. I so want to enjoy hiking and general moving around. <BR> When I do the recumbent bike..I start off at a high level..I just reached level 12..after 5 min. I drop down to a low level..then in 5 min..I jack it back up ..jumping around every 5 min..helps me stay motivated..Plus I understand its best for that type of workout. <BR> I a... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 22:51:09 EST I amDoing the unthinkable..Changing..actually changing for the better !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803997 I am excited to share that exercise is becoming a part of my daily life. I don't think with dread ..like I used to. I just do it..one of the first things off my daily to do list. <BR> First I get on the recumbent bike..which I do for 30 to 35 min..I vary at 5 min. intervals..today I began with a 9..and then jumped down to 3, up to 7, down to 5 ..etc. I watch one of my favorite shows on tv..Price is Right while biking..Then into the spare bedroom where I have the mini trap set up..doing 5 mi... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 13:46:18 EST feeling yucky http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799336 I have a cold and a root canal yesterday..my face is swollen on the right side..eating very little..on meds..Looking forward to getting better. Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:51:44 EST working on me.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797473 Boy I need alot of work..working on a life time of changing for a better/ healthier me. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 14:03:09 EST Up and at um..! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796338 Feeling some better today..At least I'm up and moving. <BR> I have yet to exercise..but I am upping my time on the mini tramp by another minute..maybe more once I get on it. <BR> Lots of plums to dehydrate ...still. So working on that and hoping to get in some genealogy work as well. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 12:38:18 EST not feeling too great. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795965 This morning I am trying to come down with some kind of illness..I feel lousy. I did do my 30 min. or recumbent biking and 5 min. of mini tramp...but other than laundry..I don't feel like doing much. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 17:23:46 EST Yippee !! a loss this week, after a few weeks of no loss..! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795259 Pleased that I lost 3.4 lbs this week..it has to be the exercise and healthy eating combined. So happy to see the scale moving in a downward way.. Thu, 9 Oct 2014 12:38:10 EST didn't do badly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792470 With the eating..staying within my calorie range..Now to do the recumbent bike for 30 min.. Sat, 4 Oct 2014 21:53:42 EST Back feeling better emotionally today.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791730 Today is such a beautiful day out..A perfect fall day. <BR> I ate healthy for breakfast..now I am going in and turn Price is Right on..to recumbent bike by. After that..there is spaghetti sauce that needs to be made for canning. Plus, some other projects..like wandering into the garden to check on the corn. We got a pretty heavy frost last night..and I want to pick the corn ..knowing this is the last hurrah for the garden. I might be able to find some green tomatoes that need rescuing as wel... Fri, 3 Oct 2014 13:09:30 EST Not coping well with emotions.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791364 Tonight I just feel like crying..Life is what it is..I can't change it..But reality is HARD. Our son was injured in Afghanistan 3 years ago. He has TBI..He is starting to make sounds. He recognizes us and can make gestures..He's only 28 yrs old..He can't ;walk;eat; do anything that he used to be able to do..You would think I would be able to handle this..its been 3 years..We got to skype with him tonight. I know I can't change anything..only the Lord can. I usually find peace..but tonight..it... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 22:18:43 EST Mini tramp is calling my name.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790515 Today I am committing to doing a 2 min. jump on the mini tramp..Its alot for me..because I dislike it so..but its so healthy My thought is.. if I only do 2 min. a day I will get in a habit and not dread it so awfully..building up to more time. Wed, 1 Oct 2014 15:03:10 EST Still working on canning..exercising...and eating right. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789115 Plums and tomatoes are on the canning/dehydrating agenda today. <BR> Right now I am going to recumbent bike 30 min. Tracking my food as well..I love the food tracker. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 13:37:25 EST Excited about all the suggestions on sleeping better. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787548 I am going to combine them all..and see if I can't start sleeping better. I think I have been exercising before bed, working on the computer, drinking too much water before retiring..and the list goes on. Fri, 26 Sep 2014 19:25:06 EST