LINJEN48's SparkPeople Blog LINJEN48's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Learning I too have learned to step back and look around. Right now I'm letting my batteries recharge. Life have been building up around me and trying to take over. Just like a garden I need to do some weeding. <BR> It's hard when you want to help your children and can't. Sun, 27 Feb 2011 11:15:27 EST Big Night! I did a big cooking show in Westfield last night. <BR> 15 guests and almost $900 in sales. The hostess was able to get $165 in free product and 3 half price products as well as the product of the month at 60% off. It was my best party so far, We made the Grilled Chicken Penna pasta al Fresco. She picked the basil out of her garden minutes before putting it in the recipe, it was great. <BR> I think I'm off to watch the girls so Vickie and her friend can go see Sex in the City this afternoon. S... Fri, 28 May 2010 08:55:35 EST Email trickle email is making a slow trickle into my box. I got a repeat on one so I'm hopeful! Sat, 20 Mar 2010 09:41:57 EST Doing I yourself! Well my husband got scared off by the guy at the Ins. office. He was told that my rates would double for the nest 6 years. So now he has decided to fix the car ourselves. I'm so mad! Why do we have to have Ins. if we can't use it. I told him the accident was weather related and it is covered and my rates wouldn't change but he is afraid to chance it. UUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHH! Thu, 18 Feb 2010 09:54:09 EST Bad day to Yoga! Bad yoga day yesterday! I call to see if there was still going to be a class. because it was snowing pretty good. They were still having it so I felt guilty and went. The class ended up be very small because of the snow. On my way home I slid around the corner of my street right into a mailbox. Smashed the passenger fender took out their paper delivery box and missed the telephone pole by inches (thankfully)! I'm a little sore but ok. Now I neeed to see how bad my car is. Wed, 17 Feb 2010 07:20:26 EST Hang in there! I have been at this with sparkspeople for over 4 years. I got down to 160 pounds and then my husband had a heart attack. I started taking care of him and not me. You guessed it pounds went on a few at a time. Then I lost my walking buddy, (my 16 year old dog)and best friend. She would nudge me to get of my duff and go for a walk no matter the weather. I lost my interest in walking. Yep right on more pounds! <BR> Now my husband is told he is borderline type 2 Diabetic and needs to lose weight.... Fri, 12 Feb 2010 10:11:09 EST Tired Retired and very tired. When I was working nobody ask me to do anything because I was working. Now I have all the time in the world because I'm not doing anything. I Wish! Wed, 14 Oct 2009 09:16:06 EST Dumb scale Dumb scale said up 1.2 pounds and I am doing everything the same. Oh well move on! Mon, 31 Aug 2009 09:00:29 EST long day Helped my daughter with her spa on Friday night and spent the night. My grand daughters love to have me have a sleep over. The only problem is their schedule is non existent and it throws my program off wack. Oh well it is worth it. Sat, 29 Aug 2009 23:42:27 EST up a pound Not happy today up a pound. This week has been a wreck so I guess I should be happy it is only 1 pound. Fri, 28 Aug 2009 09:41:36 EST making it work I have to make time to get my exercising in. The day gets away from me and I didn't do my workout. Thu, 27 Aug 2009 09:18:16 EST Not so good today I didn't get to do my program since Monday afternoon and it shows. Energy level is off and body hurts. Hope to be back on track soon. Wed, 26 Aug 2009 14:55:12 EST Tired I did back to back Pampered Chef shows on Monday and Tues evening. They were good about 10 people at each show, but boy am I tired. Tue, 25 Aug 2009 23:13:41 EST Tired I did back to back Pampered Chef shows on Monday and Tues evening. They were good about 10 people at each show, but boy am I tired. Tue, 25 Aug 2009 23:13:41 EST Got on scale anyways~surprise We went out to dinner for my birthday yesterday. We wanted to go to the golden corral but the line was to long and we had our 2 and 5 year old grand daughters with us. My son-in-law picked a place called Famous Dave's. It was a barbecue house ~ sign said welcome to hog heaven~ I thought there goes the diet. I shared with 2 others so didn't pig out but there was no way it was healthy. When we got home my daughter had made me a cake so there it goes again. I also went out to breakfast with my ... Mon, 24 Aug 2009 09:15:21 EST 61 today I turn 61 today and still don't know what I want to be when I grow up <em>20</em> Sun, 23 Aug 2009 08:27:57 EST Sticking to it but seeing no results! I'm back to the beginning, sticking to the diet and exercise plan. Down 2 pounds since Tues but that is all. I did expect to lose a little more than that. NOT GIVING UP! Sat, 22 Aug 2009 09:38:02 EST New Start ~ again I have decided to get serious about weight and exercise. No More Excuses! <BR> Back on program. <BR> Curves circuit training 3 days a week, core workouts 3 days, walk 30 min daily, Thu, 20 Aug 2009 10:23:25 EST 2/13 no posting from spark today Tue, 13 Feb 2007 08:33:39 EST 51 I weighed in last night and weight watchers scale was different from mine I weighed my 2 2-lb weights and they weighed 4# so I weighed and it was 174 but weight watchers said I was 180.4. I think I am going to go by my scale otherwise I think I would be to discouraged and I use my scale when I started sparks so that is the one I should go by. Thu, 11 May 2006 08:23:06 EST 36 Reflection of day is be a good listener.hat is something my mother taught me a liong time ago. Sometimes it is tempting to lead with our mouth. Yesterday was a day to do noting and it felt good. Today another day and I'm going to excercises that I was to sore to do yesterday. Sun, 23 Apr 2006 11:26:02 EST 35 The insperation message today asked what would you be leaving behind when you die. Well I don't know if the family would be happy or even proud of all my crafting supplies but I think they will sure find them.LOL. To day is going to be a very rainy day and that is ok with me. I over did the exercising this week and have very sore thighs am even having difficulty sitting. other than that am feeling great. Sat, 22 Apr 2006 08:00:33 EST 34 days I increased my strength training excercises and tuned up my cardio and can really feel it in my upper legs and upper arms today.My scale says I am down 2 pounds hope to kep it that way and weight watchers' scale agrees on Wednesday. Fri, 21 Apr 2006 09:21:30 EST 33 days Well my weight is up not sure why but it might be all the frozen yougurt I ate last wee got to watch that. Thu, 20 Apr 2006 09:13:02 EST 32 days Yesterday was a better eating day but didn't do the raking I had hoped to, just didn't have the energy. Just relaxed for the afternoon but didn't eat anything I wasn't supposed to.Today is my busy day so no raking today but my arm muscles are thanking me. Today is weigh in and after easter I am a like nervous not because of candy (just had 2 small pieces on on 2 seperate days) but not sure of the ham, it was lean but ham can do funny things to weight. Wed, 19 Apr 2006 09:07:55 EST 31 days went to daughters today brought breakfast fruit and yogurt eglis and edd at McD's and did lite lunch leftover ham for dinner.Not sure if I did good or not. Walked 30 mins before going and raked for 2 hours there very tired now no curves today, just to tired. Mon, 17 Apr 2006 18:36:59 EST 30 days Well it has been 1 whole calender month, there have been times that it was very hard. I am now learning to change the menu to fit me better. Planned out the menue for the week and think I covered Easter and Monday (away) very well.I think more about exercieses and less about sitting around. I have to remind myself to sit and rest from time to time. Sun, 16 Apr 2006 07:53:35 EST 29 Days This is easter weekend.Planning lite lunch menu. Monday have to be up and out by 7 not sure wha I am going to do about meals need to due a lot of planning this weekend. Sat, 15 Apr 2006 07:42:58 EST 28 days Been doing this for 28 days now, they say if you do something for 21 days it is a habit so I hope this is a habit that sticks. Somedays it is a little harder than others. Fri, 14 Apr 2006 09:18:35 EST 27 days It looks like all the extra work was worth it, not the biggest weight loss but at least it wasn't a gain, down .4 pounds. I just need to watch the snacking when tired. I am now taking my multi-vitamins. Thu, 13 Apr 2006 09:55:22 EST day 26 today is weight watchers so will see if the bad days were as bad as I think and if the extra walking and raking helped. Wed, 12 Apr 2006 09:56:32 EST 25 days WE went to ct. yesterday and did well until we got hom it was very late and made a few changes to menu but I think I stay in range tomorrow is weigh in so we will see. Didn't get to walk the dog but raked for 1&1/2 hours. Tue, 11 Apr 2006 10:48:23 EST day 24 Have taken vitamins 3 days and they seem to have helped. Going to daughters today and taking food with me. Mon, 10 Apr 2006 09:46:13 EST day 23 Yesterday was much better, not so tired. Got lots of exercise and a lot of walking even though it was not very warm. Today should be a quiet day and that is good. Sun, 9 Apr 2006 08:53:33 EST 22 days Today is the begging of my 4th week, The programs is working and yes it is work. My husband is seeing a difference in himself as well as me and feels good about my soing it. He is kind of on it with me can't get him to do his own. The past couple of days have been extra hadr and I didn't do so good. I think I need to take my vitamins that could be why I am so tired, getting plenty of sleep. Sat, 8 Apr 2006 10:29:34 EST week 3 today marks my 3rd week and down 6 pounds and 2 inches. Yesterday I came home from work very tired, even though I have been getting extra sleep 8-9 hours which is a lot for me. Gave in and ate 2 frosted sugar cookie. Took them to meeting so they are out of here. Need to watch that and find an alternative, maybe stop for flavored coffee on the way home next time. Fri, 7 Apr 2006 08:29:22 EST day 20 It snowed yesterday so didn't do any raking. Very cold today so not sure if I will rake today. Went to weight watchers last night down 3.2 for a total of 6 since I started sparkpeople on march 18th. Will measure next week at curves. Feeling great and excited doing spark. Thu, 6 Apr 2006 08:40:01 EST day 19 Woke up to snow everywhere about 1 inch yuck. No raking today. Weight Watcher is today I think I am doing good, will see. Wed, 5 Apr 2006 10:00:59 EST 18 days Ate lunch yesterday before going to daughters so no problems the but forgot snacks. Today is rainy and raw, will walk dog but no raking. Strength training and streching. Tomorrow is weigh-in. Tue, 4 Apr 2006 09:05:09 EST 17 days Did title entry wrong a couple of time should have been week 2 then day 15, then day 16 and then today. Going to daughters to help put up swing set. Need bring lunch. Steak stir-fry for dinner, first beef meal in over 2 weeks and now 2 in on Cardio today plus walk the dog and elliptical. Not sure about raking don't think there will be time. 10-12 glasses of water. Mon, 3 Apr 2006 09:05:40 EST 15 days Today was a not schedule day. Raked the yard with grandsons for 2 hours, played croquet(oldest grandson setout his own idea of a coarse, he is 8), went on a combination walk and hike with kids and dog for 1 hour, then went food and toy shopping. Day started a 9:30 and ende at 6:30. Not bad for a non excercise day lol. Took a 15 minute soak in whirlpool before eatting dinner and it felt GREAT! Sun, 2 Apr 2006 20:51:57 EST 2 weeks today Started stage 2 yesterday don't see much difference just more reading so that's good. Back still sore not sure what I did if not better by Tue. will go see chiropracter might have popped out of alinement with all the raking. Sat, 1 Apr 2006 08:32:13 EST 2 weeks Today is the 14 day of this program. My back is doing some strange muscle spasms not sur what is going on. Hope it stops soon, Not as bad today as yesterday. Fri, 31 Mar 2006 07:12:34 EST day 13 yesterday was weigh-in. Didn't lose weight but I also did measureing and am down 1/4 " in neck, 1/2 "in hips and 1 1/4"s in waist. I kwne there was going to be good results because I feel SSSoooo good. Off to walk dog and do strenght excercises. Thu, 30 Mar 2006 09:52:05 EST day 12 I took a nap yesterday for the first time in years. I was good tired and took a break and then went out and racked. I feel more alive than I have in years, this program has been great and am telling everyone who will listen about it. Wed, 29 Mar 2006 08:17:20 EST day 11 Woke up hungry in the night and didn't get up. I think that is a good sign that the body is using up reserves. Did extra yard wor yesterday and there is more where that came from over an acre of yard. Lots of excercise. Husband wants me to pack him a lunch when I pack mine, he usually makes himself a couple of sandwiches, says mine looks better.LOL Tue, 28 Mar 2006 09:07:09 EST 10 days I can't believe I have stuck to this for 10 days and still having fun and have not lost interest. It is such a nice day today going outside to do the raking and walk have already done curves. Mon, 27 Mar 2006 12:22:30 EST day 9 Went out do dinner last night and had no problems except time. Took 45 mins. for food to be delivered, I think waitress forgot to put order in. Didn't really have time to eat but drank 2 lg glasses of a few of the items on daily menu so ended up with 1068 calories instead of 1296 so all in all a good night and the basketball game was fun even if we were a little late. Sun, 26 Mar 2006 10:17:36 EST day 8 It has been 1 week and very interesting. Stayed on track for the most part and had fun doing it. Today is going to be a challenge going out to dinner for first time since using the forum, hope to do it right. Sat, 25 Mar 2006 07:45:15 EST day 6 Went to weight watchers, lost 2.8 pounds. Told members about sp. Feeling much better. Thu, 23 Mar 2006 07:13:13 EST