LINDAINALABAMA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LINDAINALABAMA LINDAINALABAMA'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/ 1-20-17 Spark's Tips For the Day For the Workplace (or home) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302113 Hey Spark Gang, <BR> <BR> These help me and I hope they help you. <BR> <BR> Linda <BR> <BR> 1 - Poor posture gives your brain 30% less oxygen. (I suggest: Stand with your head and back against a wall for a few seconds.) <BR> <BR> 2 - Aim for 5 min. of stretching and deep breathing every hour. <BR> <BR> 3. Step up and down on the bottom step. <BR> <BR> 4. Locate any stress knots in your neck and shoulder, jaws, face and massage deep for a few seconds. <BR> <BR> 6. Do a few wall push up... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 18:41:07 EST 1-8-17 TONY ROBBINS - TRUST YOURSELF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6294244 HEY SPARK FRIENDS, <BR> <BR> 1- What does it take to be happy? PROGRESS. <BR> <BR> 2- How do we make progress? TAKE MASSIVE ACTION <BR> <BR> It's as simple as that? <BR> <BR> No matter what our complaint is - TAKE MASSIVE ACTION. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Linda <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Jan 2017 23:09:15 EST 1-7-17 7 TIMES THE SCALE IS LYING TO YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293320 Hey Spark Gang, <BR> <BR> This comes from an article today on Spark: <BR> <BR> 7 TIMES TO IGNORE THE SCALE: <BR> <BR> 1 - Right after you've eaten. <BR> <BR> 2 - During your first few weeks of a new diet or exercise program. <BR> <BR> 3 - Immediately after a workout. <BR> <BR> 4 - You just chugged a bunch of water. <BR> <BR> 5- Just before bedtime. Weigh on the same day, at the same time, wearing the same clothes, and with the same scale <BR> to get true accuracy. <BR> <BR> 6- You j... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 16:01:46 EST 1/6/17 INVEST IN MYSELF. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292629 Hey Spark Gang, <BR> <BR> Today on Yahoo News, Grant Cardone wrote an article about how to get rich. I am turning it around to match my Spark Get Healthy goals. <BR> <BR> 1 – Investing in yourself is the best thing you can do. You found SPARK. That’s one of the best choices I can make as an investment in health. <BR> <BR> 2 - Find the right vehicle (not automobile).Now that I am at Spark, make the most of it. Join a challenge or group that you like. Choose 2 or 3. Keep searching until y... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 14:03:50 EST 1/5/17 Spark Tips Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292236 Hey Spark Gang, <BR> <BR> There is so much to do on Spark. I can get lost in all the 'shiny objects' here. <BR> <BR> Today under ARTICLES I found TIPS FOR TODAY. <BR> <BR> My top 5: <BR> <BR> 1 - Set an alarm in your phone to exercise. <BR> <BR> 2 - Track your food, water, and exercise on Spark or the fantastic Spark App. You earn points. I LOVE earning points. I can even spin for points on my app. <BR> <BR> 3- Keep a list of your fav low fat or sugar free snacks as a go to. Then you ... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 22:20:19 EST 1/4/17 MY 600 POUND LIFE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6291606 Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> I watched MY 200 POUND LIFE tonight on tv. It was about twin sisters who both weighted right at 600 pounds. <BR> <BR> The doc put them on a 1200 calorie a day diet, no carbs at all, 3 meals a day, no snacks. Their life was so sad. The show lasts 2 hours and I feel like I have spent the months with them. They got the surgery and each lost 250 pounds in about a year. They smiled sooooo much at the end. <BR> <BR> It is a very motivational show. <BR> <BR> Linda Thu, 5 Jan 2017 00:19:53 EST 1/317 Today on Spark: 13 MISTAKES THAT CAUSE RESOLUTIONS TO FAIL. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6290608 13 MISTAKES THAT CAUSE RESOLUTIONS TO FAIL. THIS IS THE ARTICLE I CHOSE ON SPARK TODAY. <BR> <BR> Now – we could probably list all 13 b/c we’ve done them. So I’m choosing my Top 5 to seriously work on. <BR> <BR> 1 – MAKING RESOLUTIONS THAT ARE TOO BIG – Tip: On a sheet of paper write down your goal and as many of the tiny steps you can break it in to. …SEE BECK BOOK IN #3… <BR> <BR> 2 EATING FOOD YOU HATE – Tip: I find myself eating the same low carb foods over and over until I am sick. By... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 18:46:25 EST Jan 2 with Tony Robbins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6289611 Jan 2 - Tony Robbins - We get depressed when our lives don't match our blueprint, what we thought we should have or where we should be. Maybe we need to paint a new picture of what we want and need. To get unstuck, you can change your life and change your blueprint. <BR> <BR> Grow and give. It's about re-wiring your brain. Question your limiting beliefs. Face my fears. Push myself. <BR> <BR> Sam, who plays Jamie in OUTLANDER, did 4 screen tests for GAME OF THRONES and was turned down.... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 14:28:48 EST 2017 BL All Team New Year's Eve Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288926 2017 BL All Team New Year's Eve Challenge <BR> <BR> Questions to close out 2016 and get ready to rock 2017...... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) What were 3 things you did exceptionally well in 2016? <BR> A. Have not complained a lot with my TKR. <BR> B. Continue with my independence after the surgery <BR> C. Not gained more than my body’s dang set point weight. <BR> <BR> 2) What were 3 things that could have been done with more.... passion? <BR> D. After Total Knee Replacement I could be more d... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 19:41:56 EST Star Gate Note to My Future Self http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6232288 Star Gate Note to my Future Self <BR> <BR> I began gaining weight when I lived off the air force base in Japan. It was winter and cold so I stayed in a lot. My world was built around food. We discovered the BEST Japanese “restaurant” – aka – hole in the wall, where they made something that was from Heaven with chicken, rice and sauce. We had it 2-3 times per week. And to really celebrate, we had a large ice cream sundae on base. Then I found a great job and sat all day. When I came back to ... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 12:05:51 EST My Beck Diet Solutions 12 - 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861602 I'm recording these solutions into a blog so I can always come back to them. The Beck Diet Solutions is not ANOTHER DIET. It's a list of solutions to help keep you on track while you are dieting and maintaining. Some very helpful 'stuff' here. Enjoy! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Beck Day 12 - 23 Living Binge Free spark Team <BR> <BR> Day 12: Plan a day to skip lunch to practice tolerating hunger <BR> <BR> Day 13: Overcome Cravings <BR> 1) write down how long it lasts; 2) rate how unc... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:47:46 EST Linda's Beck Diet Solution Day 8 - 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857468 These are my plans for Beck Diet Solution Days 8 - 11. <BR> <BR> Day 8 of the Beck Diet Solution: <BR> *make a schedule <BR> *make a menu <BR> *add exercise to your schedule <BR> *add 3 - 15 minutes of cleaning <BR> *add my writing groups/classes <BR> *add my meditation <BR> *block in time for tv <BR> *add outdoor time <BR> <BR> Day 9 <BR> * Get moving <BR> * I’ll dance while I clean <BR> * time on the glider <BR> *alternate with time on stat bike <BR> *a.m. bed yoga <BR> *wall pushups <BR... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 22:11:02 EST Linda's Spark the Season Photo Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834172 Spark the Season Photo A Day: <BR> <BR> <BR> 13 - someone I love - my 3 children and 3 grandchildren and 4 dogs and sister Deb. <BR> <BR> 14 - Relaxation - I wasn’t sick but stayed in the bed A LOT for two days and woke up so rested. I need to do this more often. I think b/c I’m retired that I don’t get tired, but evidentially I do. <BR> <BR> 15 - memories - at my g’dau jazz band concert tonight I was brought back to the Christmas carol program my elementary school in Atlanta used to pu... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:45:53 EST Linda's Season Photo Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830987 Best Part of the Season Challenge: <BR> <BR> Day 7 - Best Part of the Day <BR> Sitting with my new gas heaters, the room all cozy, and write on my novel. <BR> <BR> Day 8 - Best Part of Winter <BR> Wrapping up warm and walking the dogs to the mailbox <BR> <BR> Day 9 - Best Snack - <BR> Lindt Dark Cocoa <BR> <BR> Day 10 - Best Home - <BR> Everything running smoothly. No conflicts, plenty of rest. <BR> <BR> Day 11 - Breakfast <BR> Ham and Cheese omlet at Huddle House <BR> <BR> Day 12 - C... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 17:31:28 EST Linda's Holiday Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828646 Hey Spark Gang, <BR> <BR> Here is what I have done the first six days of the Holiday Blog... <BR> <BR> 1 - Lights - got my little pre-lit Christmas tree out of its box and going to set it up by the tv so I can see it. <BR> <BR> 2 - Tradition - I have not sent out C'mas cards for two years but I am doing it this year. <BR> <BR> 3 - Morning - I need to download some C'mas music to use during my morning bed yoga. I'll add this to my TO DO LIST in #6 below. ha <BR> <BR> 4. Winter beauty ... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 14:28:58 EST INTENTIONS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817304 Hey Sapphire Gang, <BR> <BR> I have written on a sticky note INTENTIONS CREATE OUTCOMES. <BR> <BR> And here all this time I thought I had great INTENTIONS. <BR> <BR> When I must not have or I would be healthier than I am. I'd be out of the OBESE range. And I'd exercise 20 min. a day. <BR> <BR> So, then, what have my INTENTIONS been? To sit in my recliner from dawn to dusk. <BR> To eat as many Little Debbies cakes as I want. To let clothes hang on both pieces of exercise equipment. <BR> ... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 14:37:24 EST Best Exercises for Seniors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775162 I got this today off Yahoo news: <BR> <BR> Best exercises for seniors: (check with doc first, of course) <BR> <BR> * balance on one foot - even if you have to touch the wall in the beginning <BR> <BR> * yoga - any gentle stretches, not the not 105 degree yoga - haha. I do 20 min. of yoga in bed every morning before I get up. <BR> <BR> * swim - even leg lifts at the shallow end of the pool are a start <BR> <BR> * dance - put on your fav music at Youtube and have a go at it. I love... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 12:43:38 EST U-Turns http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742216 Hey Spark Friends, <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> I’m taking a writing class at WVU.com and we are studying THE WRITER’S WAY by Julia Cameron. She also wrote the Artist Way. <BR> <BR> We are on Chapter 9 about U-Turns. Now the lesson is not about weight loss but it is about using your creative powers. <BR> <BR> Here are some of my favorite highlights from the chapter: <BR> <BR> *when a creative artist is threatened, she makes U-Turns to sabotage herself. Does that sound at all familiar? <BR... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 16:53:12 EST Oprah Magazine - "Stress Relief Navy Seal Style" aka Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723436 In the July 2014 issue of Oprah magazine Kathryn Wallace wrote an article "Stress Relief - Navy Seals Style." p. 62-63 <BR> <BR> I find it's really about MOTIVATION - which I love to have more of on a daily basis. <BR> <BR> Here are some of the points the article makes that I love. <BR> <BR> *Prep for Battle - do mental rehearsals. This eases stress and gives you confidence. If you have something big coming up, mentally rehearse different ways you think it might play out. <BR> <BR> *... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 13:58:04 EST Importance of Habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717895 This article talks about the importance of HABITS. <BR> Unlocking The Weight Loss Puzzle: The Importance of Habit <BR> Posted by Rich Brugger <BR> <BR> http://newprovidence.patch.com/groups/ri<BR>ch-bruggers-blog/p/unlocking-the-weigh<BR>t-loss-puzzle-the-importance-of-habit <BR> <BR> <BR> Habit #1: Exercise The Power of Habit: “When people start habitually exercising, even as infrequently as once a week, they start changing other, unrelated patterns in their lives, often unknowingly. ... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 13:43:25 EST Do Your Best Anyway http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717549 Do it Anyway an Inspirational Poem <BR> by Mother Teresa <BR> <BR> People are often unreasonable, <BR> illogical and self-centered; <BR> Forgive them anyway. <BR> <BR> If you are kind, <BR> people may accuse you of selfish ulterior motives; <BR> Be kind anyway. <BR> <BR> If you are successful, <BR> you will win some false friends and true enemies; <BR> Succeed anyway. <BR> <BR> If you are honest and frank, <BR> people may cheat you; <BR> Be honest anyway. <BR> <BR> What you spend years b... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 23:56:37 EST Hey You, Refusing to Look in the Mirror http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648831 I 'borrowed' this from Positivehope. Thanks! <BR> <BR> Saw this and knew I needed to post it for my Spark Friends. <BR> <BR> Hey, <BR> Yes, you. The one trying not look in the mirror after a shower. <BR> The one breathing heavy from the exertion of bending over to dry your feet. You move slowly, you breathe hard and your lack of balance makes you cringe. You're sure taking a shower should be listed as exercise. You towel dry your hair and head for the door. <BR> <BR> Why won't you look at... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 01:19:29 EST Downton Abby - Mr. Bates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620634 Hey Spark Friends, <BR> <BR> While I munch on my celery with peanut butter and ride my stat bike for 30 min., I'm wondering what Mr. Bates will do to the bad guy who abused Anna. <BR> <BR> And I'm wondering what YOU think Mr. Bates might do? Let me know. <BR> <BR> Only Week 9 and 10 left in the BL Winter Warm Up Challenge. And sticking to my goals of water water every where, 30 min. exercise daily, track that food and stay within 1250 - 1750 daily. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Linda <em... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 17:02:10 EST My Sapphire BL Dream http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609325 Hey Beauties, <BR> <BR> Well, I’ve decided I’m not going to win the Lottery so instead, I’ve been working with a chemist and we are about ready to announce our NEW PILL FOR WEIGHT LOSS. <BR> <BR> These are it’s amazing qualities: <BR> *You being the Sapphire BL Challenge with great zest and zeal which continues right on to the very last day. <BR> *You are eager to drop by and Chat with your Sapphire sisters, every single day. <BR> *You have a strong desire to do every single ITC and even ... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 15:03:20 EST 2014 New Year's Resolution - Don't Start Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577014 Hey Spark Friends, <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> I had an AHA Moment last night as it was getting to be bedtime. I thought how I don’t have to make a New Year’s Resolution to start over and begin again. NO! I have been on this Spark Path for going on 4 years now so I THINK I know quite a bit (although I may not always apply what I know). <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> So…instead of starting over like a beginner, I’m going to set a Resolution to Carry On…Go Forward. When I made that decision, I p... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:37:14 EST Meal Planning for 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573832 Hope on my Sapphire BL Winter Challenge mentioned that she plans meals for a week. <BR> <BR> I thought I might give it a try. I like to cook/prepare low carb/paleo in batches. <BR> <BR> Saturday <BR> BF: Scrambled egg with cheese <BR> Grilled Oscar M. beef wiener <BR> <BR> (I scramble 6 eggs and mix with cheese then put them into plastic containers with the George Foreman grilled wieners so I can just go grab the food and heat a portion in the microwave.) <BR> <B... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:44:26 EST Do You Streak? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5545489 No, I'm not talking about streaking 'naked' through the super market like the song. <BR> <BR> I'm talking about Spark Streaks. You make a commitment to yourself to make a change and stick to it for a period of time. <BR> <BR> My Sapphire Team talked about going forward into the Winter Warm Up BL Challenge with some Streak promises to ourselves. <BR> <BR> Here are my Six STREAKS FOR WINTER: <BR> <BR> 1 - Log in my food every day. <BR> <BR> 2 - Log in my exercise minutes every day. <BR>... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 18:36:21 EST Shake Something Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500310 I think this nice fall cool weather is making me want to shake things up a bit. <BR> <BR> I've kept myself stuck in the house all summer. It was too hot to get out and do anything. <BR> <BR> But now that the weather has changed, I think maybe I can go out for a change also. <BR> <BR> I may go to the nearby state park and watch the deer. We aren't allowed to feed them. All though I have been known to break this rule from time to time. There is a camp ground where they tend to gather, a... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:32:31 EST Gray's Anatomy Quote: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497969 Gray’s Anatomy quote: <BR> <BR> We get to decide how we’re going to live. <BR> So do it. <BR> Decide. <BR> <BR> Is this the life You want to live? <BR> Is this the person you want to love. <BR> Is this the best you can be? <BR> <BR> Can you be stronger? <BR> Kinder? <BR> More compassionate? <BR> Decide. <BR> <BR> Breathe in. <BR> Breathe out. <BR> And decide. <BR> <BR> You make a decision and the world has to turn. <BR> The consequences unfold. <BR> Decide. <BR> <BR> I heard this last ... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 17:43:42 EST BEING CONSISTENT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484836 We all set goals. Drink more water, go to the gym, cut back on this or that, exercise more. <BR> <BR> And we think it's all about choices. And it is. <BR> <BR> But I'm thinking there's another, maybe even stronger, ingredient. <BR> <BR> CONSISTENCY. <BR> <BR> When we say I want to drink more water, what we are really saying is I want to be CONSISTENT with drinking more water. Not for 3 days or during the 30 day challenge, but forever. I want to be consistent with drinking 8 glasses ... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 18:24:47 EST Remember 9-1-1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482601 Today is the anniversary of 9-1-1. <BR> <BR> Let's remember everyone in our thoughts and prayers. <BR> <BR> Linda Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:53:26 EST Make It a Spa Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482597 Hey Spark Friends, <BR> <BR> I was thinking wouldn’t it be so nice to go to a spa for a month. It would probably cost about $3K to $5K or more. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Then I got to thinking like this for a month: <BR> <BR> $210 lunch at my local deli - 2 veggies and a meat $7 <BR> $35 pool/gym membership at the local hospital w/ water aerobics <BR> $75 massage <BR> $15 foot massage/pedicure <BR> $40 gasoline for travel <BR> $15 Redbox movie during the month <BR> $390 total (that beats... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:51:44 EST Body Fat Set Point http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5481841 I just read this neat article on Spark. There are several topics in the link. The two I read were Paleo Diet and Fat Set Point. <BR> <BR> Basically it said Paleo diet is about the best one going to help with fat loss. <BR> <BR> What I liked about the two articles was this: <BR> <BR> Paleo cuts out junk food, refined sugars, and wheat <BR> It adds in whole foods, eating healthy <BR> It is similar to low carb eating but not as strict <BR> Eat yogurt, kraut, and sour pickles to keep your ... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 15:59:31 EST We build our vision http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479653 In order to have any good come into your life, <BR> You must create a space for it first. <BR> This is the Law of Attraction. <BR> <BR> We establish our purpose. <BR> We build our vision. <BR> We set our goals. <BR> <BR> Your goal is something you dearly want. <BR> It’s your heart desire. <BR> <BR> We have the compass and the skills, <BR> Now all we have to do is stay on course. <BR> <BR> This is a 4 minute video with beautiful visuals: <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?a nnotation_id=a... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 15:52:39 EST BL Sapphire Team Sun=Sational Summer Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402986 Hey All, <BR> <BR> I am going to blog about my lack of motivation. I've got this new book I just downloaded to my Kindle Fire. My Kindle reads to me. Can you beat that? <BR> <BR> The book is about the 5 gears of weight loss. I haven't read it yet but I'm hoping it will be like the gears on a bike. <BR> <BR> You know the one, first gear is difficult all the way up to fifth gear which is smooth sailing, riding along with the wind in your hair. <BR> <BR> I sure am hoping it will have som... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:12:19 EST Day 16 Blog 5-13-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355453 Hey Spark Buddies, <BR> <BR> I’m on a STREAK. That word is foreign to my vocabulary. But none the less, I’m on a streak. I walked a mile 2 days, worked in the yard for hours over the weekend, and heading back to the trail for another mile today. That will make a 5 day streak. Who knew??? <BR> <BR> I read Bob’s article with Oprah today on Yahoo. For those on a plateau he suggests a treadmill b/c you can increase the time you walk and the incline. He says it’s all about letting your or... Mon, 13 May 2013 17:35:12 EST Day 15 5-2-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343099 Good Morning Spark Land, <BR> <BR> I had a little Aha Moment this week. It's too embarrassing to say, it makes me feel shallow and a bit dumb. But I got the message just the same. <BR> <BR> Today I am grateful for: <BR> <BR> *Loving myself by eating healthy foods <BR> *Eating fewer and fewer sweets as they wreck my glycemic index. <BR> *Pure, Britta filtered water for drinking <BR> *Apple cider vinegar with the "mother" that seems to be keeping colds away - the crud came on me when I dra... Thu, 2 May 2013 10:38:15 EST Tracking Day 14 4-23-13 I'd really like to know. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5333061 Hey Spark Friends, <BR> <BR> You can tell if a Spark is sticking to her plan by the way she participates...or blogs. <BR> <BR> You will see that I have not blogged since 3-13-13. I'm not doing what I'm supposed to do. <BR> <BR> I've hit a rough patch with my emotional baggage. You think you are going along just fine <BR> and then BOOM- the Universe puts some big old challenges in your path. "Get around this if you can." it seems to say. <BR> <BR> And I'll say, "I'll get around you, b... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 14:29:39 EST Beautifully Motivational 1 Repeated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5289771 http://www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id<BR>=annotation_571655&feature=iv&src_vid=<BR>ZF5bsJkp1EQ&v=YSpZZ7iEWRY <BR> <BR> This was so nice that I wanted to repeat it. It is a great, short video to watch with your morning coffee or tea. <BR> <BR> Linda <em>386</em> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 11:34:20 EST Tracking Day 13 on 3-13-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5286531 Hey Spark! <BR> <BR> Today is the first day of the BL Spring Melt Down challenge. I am geared up and ready. <BR> <BR> I did my carb cycling day - that's the one day a week I take off to eat carbs. I had some banana pudding and choc ice cream. I threw the left overs in the garbage. That way they won't SING to me from the freezer all week. <BR> <BR> I bought a smoked bbq Boston Butt roast and will eat high protein on it all week. I also plan to cook some of it in black eye peas to mak... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:31:05 EST Tracking Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5280023 Ok, I've not totally gone off the deep end, but I am standing at the edge. <BR> <BR> Lots of emotional stuff going on in my life right now but I'm hanging in there. <BR> <BR> I bought some sweets but I'm keeping them in the trunk of my car so that I have to go out <BR> there to get them and I have to stand outside and eat it. So, I didn't eat any of the chocolate last night. Yeah <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I am writing my lapband hypnosis affirmations down on a card and taping it to my cp... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 11:23:28 EST Tracking Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5243302 Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> For my Lovely Lime BL challenge this week I was asked to post about <BR> A - Have I forgiven myself for not eating healthy and exercising as much as I should <BR> B - How will I feel when I reach my weigh loss goals. <BR> <BR> A - I continue to forgive myself each day. I love it when I wake up in the morning and remember that the day before I met my Spark goals. That is such a good feeling to start the day with. I find I am doing this more and more often. And wh... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 21:15:08 EST Tracking Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230330 Hey Wonderful Sparks, <BR> <BR> Rain, rain, and more rain. But no snow and no tornadoes - Yeah. <BR> <BR> I'm hanging in there with my Lapband hypnosis which helps me remember to eat smaller portions, chew/chew/chew my food, put my fork down between bites, sip lots of water, get up and move with cardio and stg. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a blessed day. <BR> <BR> Linda <em>252</em> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:39:49 EST Tracking Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5225667 Hey All, <BR> <BR> I'm so happy that my DD has joined me in my low carb eating. It helps so much to have a buddy. She lost 5 lbs. the first week, she said a lot of that was probably water, but still - a great job. <BR> <BR> I did the 4th session with the lap band hypnosis and have been doing good with it. I sat down this morning with my 2 egg omlet, 2 slices of bacon and could only eat half. Not even half. After about 4 bites, I just didn't want any more. <BR> <BR> Before the hypnosis... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 13:59:02 EST Beautifully Motivational 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220370 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZF5bsJkp1EQ </link> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:38:41 EST Beautifully Motivational 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220364 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?annotation_id=<BR>annotation_571655&feature=iv&src_vid=Z<BR>F5bsJkp1EQ&v=YSpZZ7iEWRY </link> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 15:34:22 EST Wonderful World http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215700 Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just wanted to stop by and say I am so enjoying our BL Week 6 Challenge where we go around and send sunshine and sparkle to our team, other teams, and to our BL leaders. <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> I have already received some visits from team members and it just puts a big old smile on my face. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> There's a baby woodpecker in my pecan tree this morning, just working his little heart out for those bugs. <BR> <BR> And the sun is shining after ... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 14:40:34 EST tracking Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213499 Hey Everyone, <BR> <BR> My writing classes have started back in full force, so I won't blog every day about my lap band hypnosis. I will continue to track on my BL Lovely Lime Exercise thread. It keeps me honest. <BR> <BR> If the Team you belong to has not created an Exercise thread, you might ask for one. It is an easy way to keep yourself honest. <BR> <BR> The "lap band" is going great. I was able to post a 2 pound loss this week. This is great for me b/c I have no thyroid which mea... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 20:10:47 EST Linda Tracking Day 6-7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211601 Hey All, <BR> <BR> So, here's how my Lap band hypnosis is going. I have not felt well for two days. Not the flu just listless. I had not slept well for 3 solid nights. All I wanted to do was sleep during the day. <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> Okay, I still tracked food, did bed exercises, drank my water - even extra. <em>418</em> <BR> <BR> For My BL Lime Team weigh in today I have a 2 lb. loss for the week. That's really good for me. My big thing is keeping the protein grams up. T... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 13:27:18 EST Linda Tracking Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207729 I'm still hanging in there with the lapband hypnosis. I'm putting my food on a saucer and wind up eating only half of that. <BR> <BR> I'm chewing, chewing, chewing as someone suggested <BR> <BR> 780 cal. <BR> 30 stg. (that 100 i posted y'day was soooo wrong <em>198</em> ) <BR> 30 cardio <BR> 87 protein <BR> 64 oz water <BR> ? carbs <BR> <BR> This is great fun! <em>386</em> <BR> Tue, 15 Jan 2013 01:02:14 EST