LILSHINE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LILSHINE LILSHINE'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'm okay surgery went well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737799 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1856608013.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Everything went as planned. Been doing well,with recuperating!! A bit of pain but I made it. My honey was my hero yesterday and Friday. He's been taking such good care of me. I'm blessed. <BR> <BR> Today I'm still on limited movement with ice packs every 30 minutes. I get to take dressing off later today. My first therapy session is tomorrow morning. Hoping this is over soon. Thanks girl your prayers Sun, 13 Jul 2014 10:07:26 EST Weigh in and the day before http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735913 Good morning....my weigh in is and is not what I expected. Why? I haven't been focusing on my diet but I haven't been going wild either. But it's not all too bad! I've gained 2#s this week and it placed me right 270. I'm sure by the next weigh in I'll be back to the 260s. <BR> <BR> I'm excited and weary about my arthroscopic knee procedure tomorrow. I was doing some research on it yesterday after talking to a friend that had the surgery 5 years ago. I couldn't remember if I discussed t... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 09:12:33 EST Coasting for the moment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735142 That's pretty much how I feel about my journey today. In two days I'll be down for a week or more. I've been a little off with my eating this week. Really haven't planned well. I'm hoping to be juicing or on smoothies while I recuperate but I know how I am at home. My discipline is not that great. But I remain optimistic about making efforts to stay consistent. I'm going grocery shopping today and hopefully do my B.J.s run tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Im still not exercising. Pretty much staying o... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 08:14:54 EST What is it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734500 About up coming medical visits that cause our bodies to react differently? I'm scheduled for arthroscopic surgery on my knee Friday. My knee/leg has been better and I've been walking without the cane for a few days now. Not much swelling. It seems the closer I get to Friday my knee/leg is giving me pains I haven't had since this issue began. I'm like so over this I can't wait to be on the other side of this journey. <BR> <BR> It's like my motivation to do exercise is over the top but....I... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 11:15:05 EST The morning after...a long weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733666 How you doing?!! <BR> <BR> My weekend was boring and slow. Didn't do anything. Didn't go anywhere...so no cheating at any bbqs. Just lazed around...moping...and longing to get my knee back in order so I can get back to a little more life. <BR> <BR> I typed this from home this morning. Doctors office called Thursday and someone lost a tube of blood. So I have to go back today so they can have the results and prepare my clearance letter. It's been a rainy weekend and it looks like rain gain ... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 09:41:49 EST Yaaayyyy is Friday....weigh in day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731148 Missed posting yesterday, had a doc appt and I finally applied for my passport. Ready to hit the travel circuit when it comes back! <BR> <BR> Weigh-in this morning...down .02 ounces. Hey I'm at 268.0 so I'm happy with the .02. Brings me a step closer to 265. I didn't make that goal for June but I did get out of the 270s. So I keep pushing forward. <BR> <BR> I did pretty good with my eating yesterday. I drank all my water yesterday. I cleaned and mopped for my exercise. Today I got allergie... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 08:51:21 EST Moving in the right direction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729750 Which is...forward. Each day is new and fresh and the opportunity to improve on prior days is at hand. So no matter what damage I did over the weekend I'm moving towards renewal and progress. <BR> <BR> I did well yesterday. I completed 75 wall push ups. Drank half a gallon of water, and ate well. I didn't go to the gym. I decided to run to costcos, gas station, grocery store and walgreens. By the time I left costcos I was done. That place is huge and my knee was getting tired. I brought 3 ... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 10:13:09 EST Sleepy, weight gain, weekends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728894 So yeah...I'm super uber sleepy! I took a pain pill yesterday and I'm guessing I didn't sleep long enough. Drinking a big cup of coffee right now. Grateful I'm leaving early today for appt. then I can get a nap after the gym. <BR> <BR> My honey takes such good care of me ...even better now that my knee is down. He cooked BBQ chicken for us Friday, I had veggies on the side. Then I ate breakfast Saturday and lunch and dinner and snacks all the wrong foods but I drank my gallon of water. <B... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:53:47 EST Pre prep is becoming a must... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726963 No smoothies today as I was running late and that would have made me much later. But I did pack my lunch and water. One day won't kill me. Hopefully I can make up one day this weekend. I haven't been doing smoothies on the weekend so I can hopefully substitute a few meals this weekend. <BR> <BR> My coworker just brought me some mangos. They're really ripe so I guess if I don't eat them right away I'll have to cut them up for my smoothies. My brother in law/sister are bringing me mangos an... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 09:13:29 EST Smoothie day back on and my weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726265 I'm in a better mood today. I realize that if surgery is what I need to get back to my normal life then it will be so. I shall keep taking the weight off and refusing to give up during this slow period. Devil can't keep me. Ultimately the more weight I carry the more prone to knee injury I will be. But prevention and intervention can change any situation <BR> <BR> So today I'm back to my smoothies. I had kale, peaches, strawberries, flaxseed smoothie. Boiled eggs and toast, watermelons for... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 10:17:12 EST Disappointed...no smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725586 Got the results and I've officially torn my meniscus cup. Well the doctor said I didn't just tear his words were "Vanessa you've shredded" your meniscus. So I'll be having surgery on the 11th which means two more weeks of limping. Then 3-6 weeks of additional limping. Which means no cardio basically for the summer. So diet focus is mandatory to continue losing weight. So I'll be continuing my smoothie regimen for the summer and my mini meals along with my gallon of water. I'm researching othe... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 11:47:51 EST Week 2 day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724705 Oh boy...I'm hanging in there. I've added some healthy mini meals to go with my smoothies for breakfast and lunch. For breakfast I have some turkey slices on a piece of toast. And for lunch I have a small salad with some cut up chicken breast. No need to starve myself. I can't live a lifestyle on just smoothies, especially since I'm not adding protein powder to them, I get a bit munchie before my snack time if I don't. <BR> <BR> As for yesterday I did okay. I was challenging myself to do 2... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:47:44 EST Smoothie week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723937 Skipped my smoothies this weekend...had company... <BR> <BR> Overall my weekend was good. I drank my gallon of water daily. I didn't overindulge in foods I shouldn't eat. I pretty much chilled all weekend. It was raining a lot. I meal prepped and made a big bowl of tuna salad for my dinner or lunch which I will place on top of some greens. Target has Tyson chicken variety of flavors on sale 2 for $12 or $6 each. So instead of buying chicken breast and grilling I brought a few bags of chicke... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 08:55:24 EST Smoothie day 4 skipped http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721933 Not today...didn't feel like it, didn't have time either. I got to pre make my smoothies so I can just plop them in the bullet and go. <BR> <BR> Meal prep and planning will have to be on my agenda this weekend. Our office is finally getting with modern day times and doing a 6 month pilot program allowing us to utilize flex time alternatives. I now work 8 to 4:30 but I'm going to switch my hours to 7 to 3:30. I think I can do that instead of working the long days to have one day off every t... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:39:32 EST Day 3 smoothie challenge and weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721265 Today's smoothie includes: kale, spinach, 2 apples, banana, and lots of blueberries, flaxseed with water. So good... Drank half for breakfast along with some toast. I try to add a little more food since I'm taking extra medication for my knee. Last time I tried just the smoothies I felt a bit nauseous. <BR> <BR> My weigh in: down 2.8 this morning!!!! I didn't make it to the 260s officially today but I'm hanging right on the edge (270.4) and look forward to falling over soon. I haven't b... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:48:52 EST Day 2 smoothie challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720471 Good morning!!!!! <BR> <BR> So beautiful outside. Sun is shining and it's a bit hot but nevertheless it's not raining as it has been for the past week. I completed yesterday's challenge without any problems. Ate well but did not exercise insert sad face and pouty mouth here. I'm really missing my workouts! Yeah surprising I know. But when you can't do something it seems that's when you want to do it most <BR> <BR> I didn't complete my gallon of water yesterday. I decided to cut back a bit... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:01:43 EST Back to smoothies day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719708 Hey there. I have tried to log on for days now but it would never load. At least while I'm at work it wouldn't. So I finally got on this morning so I'll give a brief update. <BR> <BR> My friend and I have decided to do smoothies twice a day for the remainder of this month. She has 7#s to lose to get her promised surprise from her boo. As for me my goal is to stick 260s and head strong towards the 250s. So this is my day 1 of our challenge. <BR> <BR> I went to the orthopedic doctor on las... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:19:43 EST There's no excuse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716364 That you can make that will get you where you desire to go. I've learned that excuses are meant to help you fail at whatever the desire of your heart is. It's a tactic that the devil uses to crush our dreams and make us believe that we can't accomplish our weight loss goals. I can confidently say that I have made excuses and I have failed each time the minute I dig my claws and grit my teeth determined to finish something the devil will come at me. A prime example of that is this past few w... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 09:26:33 EST 20 days left in June ...what can you/I accomplish in 20 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715585 What can I accomplish: <BR> Keep eating healthy <BR> Perfect my eating and meal planning. <BR> Get in more exercise that will strengthen my body <BR> Drink gallons of water <BR> Improve my health <BR> Lose pounds and inches <BR> <BR> I can go on and on but there's still time to meet my goals and get closer to healthier, stronger and wiser. <BR> <BR> There are so many times where I focus on the scale and not really pay attention to other things. Since I've been really consistent with weig... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:16:56 EST It's Tuesday ahhh I feel joy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714839 Good morning. Had an early morning strength training session and I feel good in my spirit. I got up without a problem and went and got it done. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I attempted an outside walk around a park near a store I was going too. Killed two birds without a lot of road travel. I managed to make it around the park once. It was sprinkling so I wouldn't risk a second lap due to my knee hobble. Plus the gnats were no joke either. But I got it done. My knee was really giving me grief by the... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 09:53:11 EST Back on my smoothies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714027 I've been terrible last week and I need to check myself. The best way for me is to go cold turkey and quit everything. I'm suppose to be on a no sweets challenge for the remainder of the month and then yesterday came. We had an event at church and I was cutting up all this cake and well let's just say two pieces and a Pepsi later I'm broken. <BR> <BR> My shattered pieces are in my hands and I'm working towards bring them back together. So it's back to smoothies, veggies and fruit along with... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 09:26:57 EST day 8 gallon water day -yoplait Greek 100 omg! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712582 Okay I'm trying to keep drinking this water. So far no problem. The bathroom trips is another story...lol. My friends fitness group has started another challenge today. No sweets for the rest of the month. Oh how I need this challenge. So no sweet beverages or any other junk. No donuts calling me when I go get coffee either. So I'm on that now. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I did a double workout. A.m workout was body pump DVD challenge. Last nite gym and rode recumbent bike for 20 minutes, elliptica... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 08:41:52 EST Day 7 final day of my gallon a day challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712028 I'm gonna make it to the end. The last few days have been a end of the day guzzle. It's kind of hard to time out the gallon versus the bottles. Yesterday I finally marked my gallon jug so I knew by 3 I had to have that much drank. <BR> <BR> I've been doing wall push ups with every trip to the bathroom. Yesterday mid day one of the people I follow on Instagram sent out a challenge to do 25 squats with every bathroom break for those drinking the gallon. So I joined that but only did 10 due to... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 10:56:03 EST Day 6 water challenge and weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711135 Yesterday I posted it was day 4 but when I checked my jugs I found that it was day six. My challenge is for seven days so tomorrow will be the end but not really. I'm hoping to keep this up daily. I wanted to see if it affected my weight loss when I do everything right. However this week has been a bust since I couldn't workout the right way. <BR> <BR> My weigh in was a gain of almost 3 pounds. Not gonna say it could be this or that but it is what it is. I keep it moving. Keeping it posit... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 09:13:23 EST Day 4 one gallon of water and workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710449 Starting day four of my personal gallon a day challenge. Proud to say I've gulp a gallon a day for three days now. Oh wait a minute I think this is day five...it is! Oh boy the bathroom trips I'm making...lol. I wanted to cancel the challenge since I hurt my knee and it's harder to walk there but...I didn't. I can't left ole satan defeat me. His eye should be good and black today. I've been knocking him out for days now. <BR> <BR> I went to the gym yesterday and tried a workout. I did 25 m... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 10:46:59 EST I cannot be shaken http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709584 Finally went for an X-ray of my knee yesterday. Not so good news. Thought it would be a great idea to go get it checked before I go to my doc appt. on the 12th. Yeah it was a great idea as I didn't want to keep going and do more damage. Well, turns out I need an MRI to see what type of damage I did to my meniscus. ER doc definitely thinks I injured it due to my symptoms. After doing some research when I got home...I have to agree. So for now I'm only allowed to do biking and recommends I limi... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 09:18:26 EST June is here and I'm ready with my goals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708770 Good morning, afternoon, evening to you! <BR> <BR> It's June and I did make my goal of getting into the 260s last month. Now did I stay there? Nope. I've gained 3#s over the last few days. The knee injury sort of derailed my workouts but my eating was bust too this weekend. Honey took me to breakfast Saturday morning before he left and let's just say it was good and I didn't play skinny woman with it. <BR> <BR> Today I'm back to basics. My knee is still bummed but i shall keep pressing for... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 09:45:30 EST Starting anew day 1 of 1 gallon. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706639 Ok yesterday I mentioned I was gonna try and consume a gallon of water daily for one week to see if I could drink that much water. Well I wasn't feeling myself all day yesterday so I didn't really have a appetite let alone wanting to drink water. I got in some bottles but not the gallon I was hoping for. Today I'm gonna start anew and drink up. <BR> <BR> I feel a b better today. Just trusting that I'm healed from everything. I didn't ur or walk yesterday. I went home and rested. Around 9... Fri, 30 May 2014 09:03:15 EST What gives? And day #1 of 7 days gallon of water daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705834 I felt great yesterday until about lunch time. The bad feeling came back and continues this morning. What the heck is going on with my body? Ugggg <BR> <BR> So needless to say I let this feeling derail my workout yesterday. I was thinking perhaps my body was fussing because my eating changed. I thought maybe I had too much sugar and it was going through change. Could be true :(. Then I was like what's wrong with you.... <BR> <BR> So today I'm starting my morning off with some protein aka... Thu, 29 May 2014 08:47:37 EST Rounding the corner to June http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705066 Howdie! It's hump day and I'm finally back at work. So far so good. Not coughing yet...prayerfully it will stay away. <BR> <BR> I've finished my morning smoothie. I started over with my smoothie recipes. I'm back on day one of week one. I've also started my detox tea again. I thought since I was taking all that medication my body needed another cleansing. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I walked my two miles that I was hoping to get in later. I was feeling pretty good. I washed my fruit that I broug... Wed, 28 May 2014 09:44:54 EST Okay I think I'm on a come Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704439 While fighting to make myself get up today I planned my day. At the top of this plan was going to the gym. I'm off today. I got up around 10 made it out of the house and went to the gym. Did my walk run c25k week 2 day 1 and I completed the entire thing, 6 runs and the walks. I put in 10 extra walk minutes. I had a green smoothie before i left the house. I just finished my lunch some grill turkey wraps I made at home. <BR> <BR> I walked yesterday and did 3 of the six runs prior to putting i... Tue, 27 May 2014 13:53:32 EST While I'm awake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701956 Good Saturday morning! I'm still in recovery mode. This medication keeps me drowsy. I'm sleepy all the time but can't seem to sleep long. I've had some of the weirdest dreams omg! Most about people in my life that are now deceased. Weird gotta be the medication. <BR> <BR> I did run yesterday. I felt pretty good so I decided to run. I started on week two day one. Which is 90 second funds and two minute walks. There are five runs but I only ran four. I'm still dealing with my knee and last ... Sat, 24 May 2014 08:46:41 EST Change and weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700617 Okay today should be smoothie day #13 and day 8 of 100... But after my doctors visit yesterday that changes things. I'm on 3 additional medications and two of which I have to take with food. Smoothies I don't think will work. So I'm focusing on my eating really hard for the next few days. I'm also not working out until I'm feeling better unless it's a gentle walk. I can work on making right eating habits...drinking my water and healing my body completely. Doctor says I have bronchitis and ... Thu, 22 May 2014 09:36:00 EST Smoothie day #12 and 7 to 100 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699882 Yesterday I skipped my workout completely. No run, nothing. Between my knee and the coughing returning I decided to give myself a day off. I just made a doctors appt to see what's going on and get rid of this cough hopefully for good. <BR> <BR> I did well with my eating and water consumption though. I felt a bit sad that I couldn't workout. I missed not being able to. I'm glad that I'm entering into a renewed frame of mind when it comes to eating. I'm definitely paying attention to what I'm... Wed, 21 May 2014 09:54:52 EST Smoothie day #11 & day #6 of 100 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699081 I don't believe this...I was on the mend from this cough and it's trying to come back. I went to our church outdoor tent revival last night and it was really windy and cool. I wasn't prepared for that and the coughing started. I finally got up and went and sat in the doorway of our fellowship hall to avoid the wind. But I guess it was too late. Coughing is here again. Honey was not happy about that :(. <BR> <BR> So on top of that my knee is crying I'm guessing from the jogs. I did day #5 ye... Tue, 20 May 2014 09:29:01 EST Smoothie day #10 and day #5 of 100 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698272 Good morning spark friends: <BR> <BR> Gosh the weekend flew by! I'm so looking forward to a long weekend. I think I'm going to extend it a bit. <BR> <BR> This weekend was pretty good. I didn't do my smoothies over the weekend but I made wise choices and ate well. I'm back to it today. I'm still doing my liver detox and that's going great. I'll spare you the details ...let's just say it's detoxing me. <BR> <BR> I finally started my give it 100 days challenge. My challenge is to jog/run b... Mon, 19 May 2014 09:45:53 EST Smoothie day #9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696239 Another yummie recipe! I finally started my 100 days yesterday! I recorded my first video and I did my first jog. It was pouring rain yesterday so I knew outdoor walking was out of the question. I felt like I could workout a little so I said why not start today. So I got on my treadmill, plugged in the c25k week one, day one and started walking. It's a five minute warmup and then 8 sixty second jogs/runs with 90 second walks and then cool down. So I set a goal to do at least four of the eig... Fri, 16 May 2014 09:00:53 EST Smoothie day #8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695534 Still going strong!!! Did well yesterday. Got a bit nauseous after my smoothie yesterday. I guess my meds didn't have enough food to dissolve in and it made me feel yuck. So I got some toast to try and balance it out. Not sure why it happened then and not the other days. Oh well... I ate well yesterday and drank plenty of water as well. did not workout again had a headache yesterday. I haven't quit. I'll get back to it soon <BR> <BR> Weigh in today ... Down another 1.6 pounds woohoo!!! C... Thu, 15 May 2014 09:21:41 EST Smoothie day #7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694770 Still enjoying my smoothie challenge. Weigh in day is tomorrow and I'm looking forward to that. I didn't workout yesterday. Besides being lazy and the windy sprinkle weather that is my truth. <BR> <BR> I ate well and drank my beverages yesterday. I think I spent almost half my day in the bathroom yesterday. Water in water out was my story. I've been drinking yogi detox tea in the mornings on my way to work. The smoothies are for detox but I'm not following the food intake strictly to detox... Wed, 14 May 2014 09:40:20 EST Smoothie day #6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694009 Morning sunshine! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a good day! Ate well, drank my water but no exercising. I made it without coffee also! Today I get to drink coffee. I drank one cup of detox tea in the morning and had a cup of green tea with my morning snack. <BR> <BR> I'm still coughing although yesterday was much better than the past days/weeks. I just finished my morning smoothie another yummy one. I think this was my favorite so far. Not sure if I'll be exercising today since I'm still hacki... Tue, 13 May 2014 09:09:32 EST New week, new beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693245 Hope you had a fantastic weekend. I was able to get plenty of rest hoping this cough would fade away but...it lingers. I'm not feeling bad at least for now. <BR> <BR> I did pretty good over the weekend as far as eating. I didn't stick with my smoothies for two meals though. I drank one on Saturday morning and that was it. I'm back at it today. Scale continues to show positive numbers. I haven't worked out either. As I said I spent my time resting trying to get better. <BR> <BR> Hopefull... Mon, 12 May 2014 09:37:17 EST Smoothie day three http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691129 Blueberry, banana, spring mix and apple ooh so yummy. Today I added a bit of protein powder. I got a lil hungry yesterday so I need a lil boost. <BR> <BR> No exercise yesterday wasn't feeling like I had the energy to sustain a walk. I'm at work now but I'm feeling a bit worn by the coughing. Hoping I can last the entire day. I basically sit in my office with the door closed all day. Hopefully my coworkers won't visit too much. I found that the more I talk, move around I cough. So I'm trying... Fri, 9 May 2014 08:54:17 EST Smoothie day #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690378 Hello!! Was out again yesterday. I won't share the TMI of why but it's related to my cough cold thingy. <BR> <BR> Thanks for the support. I will go to doctor if it doesn't go away. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I didn't do smoothies since I was home. I ate really light though. I'm back on it today. Today's flavor is apple strawberry and it's delicious too! The recipe makes enough for both my breakfast and lunch. I haven't added any protein powder to these yet. Actually I just read that I can ad... Thu, 8 May 2014 09:12:19 EST Feeling a little better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688806 I'm back but still coughing and all that goes with it. I've been home sick since Thursday afternoon. I rested and did all the stuff they say do for a cold. Drink plenty of fluids, rest, take your meds but yet I'm still at it five days later. <BR> <BR> So since it's not cooperating with me doing the right things I got up yesterday and went for a 3 mile walk! Funny thing I walked it faster than I ever have. Hmmm must be the meds lol.... <BR> <BR> Today I'm starting my smoothie venture again... Tue, 6 May 2014 09:54:57 EST I got the blahssss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684702 I really detest being sick especially with a cold. I've gone from the nagging cough to a full blown head cold with the nagging cough. Yet I'm here at work wondering why I got out of my bed and came in here. Maybe an early day for me. <BR> <BR> So this is short and sweet just to say hey and no workout but I did weigh in. I'm down a total of 1.5#s this week which brings my April total to 3#s!!! Hey I'll take it since I'm three less than I was in March. I'm 275.6 or .4 today! Closer to my ... Thu, 1 May 2014 09:03:50 EST Darn it I'm ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683781 Sick :(. I don't even know what to say about this thing. Never had a cough chest cold without the stuffy nose thingy...so weird. The cough is enough to send me to my bed. <BR> <BR> I went to see my nephew graduation and couldn't make it to the celebration dinner. I won't share why because it's TMI... No appetite either. I know I was feeling bad when honey brought me a strawberry shake and I sipped a few and it's still in fridge. Since I didn't have an appetite he figured the shake would... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 08:39:54 EST Ewww I'm not getting sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683033 Cold, cough ewww <BR> <BR> Yeah it's honeys fault and I'm not letting him forget it...lol. I got a new iPad so I'm back to normal yaaaayyyy. <BR> <BR> No workout yesterday. Tried finishing my hair but still got a ways to go with that. Putting plaits in so....my fingers are sore so I'm on a break a few days. I'm at work but not feeling my best. <BR> <BR> My eldest nephew is graduating from college today so I'm leaving early to attend that. I love when they graduate but I hate the long ce... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 09:57:08 EST morning after http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682204 The weekend that is... <BR> <BR> Don't know where my first attempt at this blog disappeared to but let me try again. <BR> <BR> Weekend was good. Got in a 3 mile walk Saturday morning. Eating wasn't so bad think bronchitis. Isbtrying go get me again. Honey has been sick since last Tuesday ...I never started a cold with a cough. So far that's all I have. Ive felt nauseous for days but...I'm trying to attack it early. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to eat but I feel like I'm losing my appetite. Stay... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 09:18:37 EST im here...adjusting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680227 My ipad is in the hospital sonic haven't been able to Bligh as usual. Today I brought my kindle to work sooooooo....here I am. <BR> <BR> I'm still adjusting to this smoothie challenge. Started off wrong bynot being prepared with groceries. So ive purchased the boathouse smoothies and they're not keeping me full. So I added a meal at lunch very lite. So I'm onnit but half way. Just haven't wanted to go to the store after the many trips I made last week. <BR> <BR> I did start the c25k. The... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 12:25:28 EST 50 and Fabulous was awesome!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677707 Heeeeyyyy!!!!! I'm back and feeling fabulous. Had an awesome weekend, birthday celebration. My daughters came in Thursday...we ran errands both days. You know some folks don't do their part as promised so we took up the slack. The gathering was Saturday...we had a wonderful time. Everyone met honey and liked him "for me". My sister in law said my brother was like he's a good guy I like him. So were over that hurdle. He liked my family as well. <BR> <BR> I didn't do a lot of damage as far a... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 09:20:27 EST