LIVINGDEAD_GIRL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LIVINGDEAD%5FGIRL LIVINGDEAD_GIRL'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/ Fish Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6082765 01-29-2016 <BR> Weight: 286.4 <BR> <BR> The sun finally came out today! Was a nice day all in all. Made a trip to Whole Foods for some olive oil and was hoping to find a big bag of course ground yellow corn meal but no such luck. Apparently they've discontinued the corn meal I had gotten there last time. So will just have to take a good look around my local grocery stores. <BR> <BR> For breakfast today had the regular coffee and milk. I've switched to whole milk because I noticed that 2% ... Fri, 29 Jan 2016 23:37:59 EST Another day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6081968 01-28-2016 <BR> Weight: 284.8 <BR> <BR> Getting things back on track. It was a very blah and rainy day, some local areas getting over 2 inches of rain. Not sure what my neighborhood got but wouldn't be surprised if it was around there. Woke up much later than I wanted to so big surprise breakfast has coffee. Lunch was leftover onion soup and dinner was leftover chili with a slice of toast and some greek yogurt in place of sour cream. <BR> <BR> Last night I got in a short exercise video that... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 23:36:03 EST Over the weekend up to midweek http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6080848 01-27-2016 <BR> Weight: 286.6 <BR> <BR> It's been crazy and frustrating series of days. My weigh in this week was 284.6, that's a 0 lb difference. The following day? 282.4! What the hell! Was I really that weight on Sunday and just weighed myself too early in the morning? Did I lose that in a day? Is my body re-adjusting itself? I know I know that weight fluctuates through out the week but come on, it's just frustrating. I know why my weight shot up too, yesterday was my birthday and well le... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 17:59:45 EST Fish Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6076665 01-22-2016 <BR> Weight: 285.5 <BR> <BR> Woke up later than I wanted to, had the rest of my steel cut outs with a little pumpkin spice mix I made and a drizzle of maple syrup along with 2 cups of coffee and my homemade gingerbread simply syrup. Lunch had the rest of my caldo verde or portuguese green soup. Dinner I pan fried a fillet of salmon and had some of the tomato avocado salad I made yesterday on the side. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1f1ff287-1b8e-411d-baee-70... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 23:09:21 EST Repetitive Meals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6075909 01-21-2016 <BR> Weight: 285.1 <BR> <BR> So the last few days have been a bit repetitive over what I've been eating. Pretty much laziness and forgetfulness on my part. Monday night/Tuesday morning I took out my crock pot and made some ham bone stock from the ham bone from xmas. One of the main reasons why I must buy a bone in ham for xmas really. All to make this, and no not the stock but CALDO VERDE!!! For those who aren't portuguese or are not aware of portuguese food, it translates to gree... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 23:46:32 EST Meatless Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6073249 01-18-2016 <BR> Weight: 285.5 <BR> <BR> Starting to feel like I am getting my eating better under control today, or was it because it was meatless Monday? I started having meatless day as of Jan 1st 2015 and glad that I have kept it up, honestly I don't see a reason to stop. Who knows maybe in 2017 I'll add in another meatless day as a resolution, but for now I am going to focus on the resolutions I have set for this year and continue the ones I successfully completed from last year. <BR> <... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 00:22:35 EST Need to get back to it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072234 01-17-2016 <BR> Weight: 284.6 <BR> <BR> So I am already falling behind with my goals for the year. I'm not quite making those 3 walks a week and I've haven't been keeping up with my minimum of one blog a week. One of the reasons why I wanted to push myself to blog is to also document my eating habits through pics. <BR> <BR> Lets see if I can completely recall those meals I've missed with these lost blogs. <BR> There was a homemade ham and pineapple pizza, just olive oil on the crust no sauc... Sun, 17 Jan 2016 22:57:05 EST Pushing against myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061678 01-05-2016 Weight: 289.9 Today was kind of a bust, sort of. Had a late night and didn't get up until around lunch time. No real breakfast except for coffee, hmm I'm detecting a pattern that I really need to change. Had the rest of my salt cod consoada for lunch, dinner was the rest of the gnocchi from the other night. I really didn't want to go out for my after dinner walk but I made myself and so glad I did. Tue, 5 Jan 2016 23:53:32 EST Tomorrow is a new day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6060622 01-04-2016 <BR> Weight: 291 <BR> <BR> I'm not surprised by this, I knew all the chip eating yesterday was gonna catch up with me, and sadly tonight I have not done any better. Just need to start fresh tomorrow and make it better than I did today. <BR> <BR> Today was meatless Monday. Coffee for breakfast cuz uh yea that's all you need right? I really need to get better at that. Lunch was the oatmeal I should of had with my coffee. Dinner was left over sauteed green beans and mushrooms with l... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 23:23:43 EST Weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6059515 01-03-2016 <BR> Weight: 287.9 <BR> <BR> First off I am loving that number for a weigh in. No where close to what I wanted it to be at this moment in time but happy I'm going in the right direction. I had lost 50lbs and since the holidays hit starting with Halloween, and I think even before then, I've gained 20 of them back. I know I didn't gain it overnight and I know I won't lose it overnight either, just as long as I have solid negative weekly weigh-ins I'm happy. <BR> <BR> Again today wa... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 23:57:20 EST Day 2 of the new year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6058408 01-02-2016 <BR> Weight: 291.2 <BR> <BR> Today started off pretty much like yesterday. Woke up a little before 10, had some coffee and left over steel cut oats with cranberry sauce. For lunch had leftover salted cod consoada. I still have one more serving of it left so probably will have that for lunch tomorrow, not really freezable and I don't want it turning on me and having to throw it away. I just hate it when I have to throw food out. <BR> <BR> I ended up having to eat some cookies thi... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 21:44:16 EST First day of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6057437 01-01-2016 <BR> Weight: 292.1 <BR> <BR> Today woke up late and pretty much had a lazy day, First day of the new year, not really much to do, especially not after all the food and booze I had last night. <BR> <BR> Breakfast was overnight oats mixed with homemade cranberry sauce that I still have. Thank you pectin! This is the 3rd year I've made my own cranberry sauce and I have been converted, I will never go back to the can again! <BR> The oats that I used are steel cut oat, I just love the... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 21:45:41 EST 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6056362 So this time last year I made the resolutions to have meatless Mondays and fish Fridays all through 2015 as a way to help myself lose weight instead of going "this year I'm making the resolution to lose weight!" And you know what? I've kept it up for the whole year!!!! <BR> <BR> So 2016 is just a few hours away and since Halloween I've put on 20lbs, what resolutions shall I make to help myself get back on track. Realistic resolutions that I know I can commit to that will help my changing li... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 20:46:01 EST 2015 Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853068 Ok so this is what, 12 days late? Better late than never as they say! <BR> <BR> So this year I am NOT resolving to lose weight, get fit, exercise, get up early, walk Hally ect ect. I'm gonna work on these things regardless and know I will faulter and pause and stop and start up, I know this about myself no need to resolve to do these things. <BR> What I AM resolving to do this year is Meatless Mondays and eating fish once a week, particularly omega-3 rich fish...calling it Fish Friday. <BR>... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 22:05:07 EST Stage 1 for Thanksgiving : Menu planning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816399 So sat down last night to hatch out the menu for turkey day, gobble! gobble! <BR> <BR> So as it goes, the plan is for breakfast to make cinnamon rolls with icing (bad bad bad but it's only one day!) and to have green tea (metabolism booster! so they say) and possibly some coffee (who can NOT have coffee!?) <BR> <BR> For the main meal: <BR> Corn chowder - want to make this a few days before and warm up a serving or two on the stove top <BR> <BR> Roasted brussels sprouts <BR> <BR> Mashed po... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 21:44:04 EST Getting ready for THANKSGIVING! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813086 That's right! OMG am I crazy?! It's only 2 people! Mom and I, but I am such a budding foodie and I love love love food!!!!! LOVE watching food shows and food competitions. And I have noticed since I have been cooking food from scratch, real food, butter and olive oil, SALT! That's right people SALT!!! It draws out moisture and brings out flavor, I salt everything during cooking, a pinch here and pinch there and no processed foods and my sodium last time it was checked was right on point to wh... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 12:28:56 EST #FitFood Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700338 Breakfast: Cottage cheese with peaches <BR> Called for: 1 cup low-fat cottage cheese with 1/2 cup canned peaches. Toast 1 slice whole grain bread with 1 tsp butter and all fruit jam <BR> <BR> What I did: Used 1 cup 2% cottage cheese and cut up 1 peach instead of using canned peaches. Forgot all about the toast.... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l893003066.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lunch: Souped-up veggie soup <BR> Called for: 1 serving vegetable soup and boost with chopped he... Wed, 21 May 2014 22:26:23 EST #FitFood Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700286 Breakfast: Pear-fect english muffin <BR> Called for: 1 toasted whole grain english muffin with 1 tbsp almond butter and 1 sliced pear and milk <BR> <BR> What I did: Used a sprouted grain english muffin, ended up using 2 tbsp of Earth Balance coconut oil peanut butter and sliced a pear, think I had a large cup of coffee for the beverage. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1326425382.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lunch: Creamy BLT pasta salad <BR> Called for: 1 cup whole wheat p... Wed, 21 May 2014 21:38:18 EST #FitFood Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700263 Starting Week 2 of the 30 Day Challenge, woot! <BR> <BR> Breakfast: Greek breakfast scramble <BR> Called for: 1/4 cup onions and peppers, oregano, 1 egg and 1 egg white; 1 small tomato, 1 oz feta cheese and 1 slice whole grain toast <BR> <BR> What I did: For the bread, used sprouted grain. Kept everything the same except I used extra onion and green bell pepper. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l701605187.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lunch: Tofu and veggie stir fry <BR> Cal... Wed, 21 May 2014 20:58:47 EST #FitFood Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700252 Breakfast: Berries and cream french toast <BR> Called for: combine 1 egg white with 2 tbsp milk, 1 tbsp orange juice and 1/2 tsp cinnamon, use 2 sliced bread. Combine 1 tbsp orange juice with 1 tbsp low fat cream cheese and 1 tsp powdered sugar; 1/2 cup raspberries. <BR> <BR> What I did: Basically kept everything it called for, used whole wheat sprouted grain bread and organic neufchatel cheese. This was so good, the perfect breakfast to start a Saturday or Sunday <BR> <img src="http://pho... Wed, 21 May 2014 20:29:09 EST #FitFood Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697336 Breakfast: Rise and shine breakfast sandwich <BR> Called for: 2 slices bread, 1 cooked egg, 1 slice ham, and 2 slice cheese <BR> <BR> What I did: I made an over easy egg, used sprouted grain whole wheat bread, used ham and cheddar cheese and also added a slice of tomato <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1506576925.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lunch: Grownup grilled cheese and tomato basil soup <BR> Called for: butter on 2 slices bread, then jam or dijon mustard on the other ... Sat, 17 May 2014 22:57:23 EST #FitFood Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696716 Breakfast: Hash brown haystack <BR> Called for: 1 serving frozen hash brown, 1 egg, 3 slices of tomato and 1 slice of cheese <BR> <BR> What I did: Well instead of buying a bag of frozen hash browns filled with preservatives and seasoning and who knows what else, and then leave it to rot in the freezer...I made my own from scratch. Grated a baking potato last night into a bowl and filled it with cold water for it to soak into, to help remove some of the starch to insure crispy crunchy has bro... Fri, 16 May 2014 23:33:34 EST #FitFood Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695976 Breakfast: Bacon 'n cheese oats <BR> Called for: 1/2 cup oats with 1 slice bacon, 1 green onion, 1/4 cup shredded cheese and paprika <BR> <BR> What I did: cooked 1/4 cup steel cut oats with 1/4 cup scallions, 1/4 cup mozzarella, cooked a slice of Applegate Farms bacon with no nitrates added and added in some paprika <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1649117718.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lunch: Very veggie hummus wrap <BR> Called for: 1 tortilla, 1 oz hummus, 1 oz fet... Thu, 15 May 2014 21:56:11 EST #FitFood Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695283 Breakfast: Scrambled breakfast taco <BR> Called for: 1 tortilla, 1 scrambled egg, 2 tbsp cooked black beans, 1 tbsp shredded cheese, 2 tbsp salsa and 1/2 cup chopped veggies topped with 1 tbsp greek yogurt. <BR> <BR> What I did: Used a whole wheat tortilla, scrambled an egg, omitted the beans, blech blech blech nasty gross things they are. Hmmm is that a hint that I HATE beans? Chopped half of a green pepper, used 2 tbsp chopped tomato for the salsa and topped with mozzarella cheese and gree... Wed, 14 May 2014 23:05:05 EST #FitFood Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694517 Breakfast: One minute microwave muffin <BR> Called for: whole grain english muffin, 1 egg, slice of ham, slice of tomato, slice of cheddar cheese, an orange and one cup of milk. <BR> <BR> What I did: Used a sprouted grain english muffin, the ham, cheddar, tomato and orange all as was called for. Since I had to make mayonnaise this morning and needed to use an extra yolk, I used 1 egg and 1 egg white, instead of throwing away the white left over from the mayo. Also with the milk I poured what... Tue, 13 May 2014 23:22:20 EST #FitFood Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693799 Breakfast: PB&J Oatmeal <BR> Called for 1/2 cup oats with 2Tbsp peanut butter, 1 Tbsp all-fruit jam and 1/2 cup raspberries with a suggestion of a glass of milk. <BR> <BR> What I did was cook 1/4 cup steel cut oats which turned into a cup of oatmeal when done. Mixed in only a tablespoon of Earth Balance Creamy Coconut & Peanut spread, verified NON GMO, and a tablespoon of store brand organic concord grape jelly and topped it with a half cup of raspberries. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Mon, 12 May 2014 23:54:54 EST Starting a new and dealing with the demon within... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693381 Yet again I am trying to step on the merry go round ride of weight loss and take control of my weight and my body! I remember the pre-teen I once was, thin with a bit of a tummy, it wasn't flat so therefore I was FAT! I really wish I could go back in time and smack my former self...Since my teens I have been on a weight roller coaster and this past year I have been at my heaviest in my entire life. I always said that if I ever get to 300 I should just kill myself, but that is my inner demon t... Mon, 12 May 2014 12:06:51 EST Day 23....pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5603651 So dinner tonight was roasted broccoli and lemon brown rice <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2329157 </link> along with a cucumber and tomato salad and honey dijon mustard boneless pork chops. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1046735283.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mom is getting sick and tired of pork, sadly the freezer seems to be full of it! No chicken either, waiting for chicken to go on sale before I go out and buy some. Oh well, maybe next week chick... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 18:31:03 EST Day 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601684 For dinner today made tomato soup. Sadly my soup wasn't as good the stuff you get from the can, I'm thinking it was either I didn't have enough tomatoes or the tomatoes weren't of the best quality, not like the ones you get in the summer. Or that's what I get for buying the sale ones. Oh well. <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=756761 </link> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1864100236.jpg"> <BR> To go with the soup I made mushroom and spinach pen... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 21:20:10 EST Day 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600635 Today's dinner <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l777152959.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So I made baked potato soup <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=674260 </link> to start. Then made oven fried pork chops and sauteed garlic mushrooms to go with as a side <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=586882 </link> <BR> <BR> So oven fried pork chops may not be the healthiest thing, since I melted 2T butter, should of did one instead, to go... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 21:31:01 EST Day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597483 So really nothing going on today. Made chili the other day, today I used some of the left over chili to make chili stuffed potatoes. Used this recipe <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=40 </link> Just added the chili on top before I added the cheese. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l977446198.jpg"> The ones without chili are the ones Mom wanted, she didn't want any chili on hers. Here is the one I had for dinner, chili was a bit spicy when I ma... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:13:04 EST Day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593915 Well yesterday's dinner plan didn't happen. Got to the store late and by the time I was almost done shopping I really didn't feel like cooking at all and ended picking up some fish sticks, So bad so not good, but gratifying. Today though I got back to cooking. The french onion soup was so good! Got 3 left over containers of it in the freezer. Its my answer to Lean Cuisine, what ever left overs I have that are freezer friendly, I pack up into these freezer containers I got a Deals, 4 for $1. S... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:31:17 EST Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592488 Ok well haven't really done any of the resolutions I had set up for myself, but hey I'm a work in progress! <BR> <BR> What I have done is made up a menu for this week, I am going to have to really keep up with this. Also probably going to have to made a prep day so there are no excuses during the week. <BR> <BR> This week's dinner menu: <BR> Monday: Ham and cheese quiche with a french onion soup <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Roasted cauliflower or broccoli salad (broccoli is on sale, if cauliflower i... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 14:30:06 EST Day 1 : Resolutions and such http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578797 So it's the first day of the new year and looking forward and not back. Well back a little bit. Looking back at the wasted year, a year of falling off and getting back on, my weight going up and down, of failed commitments. The same old story that I always seem to say, well to myself at least that is. <BR> This year is going to be different, hopefully.... that's why I wanted to write this blog and get my thoughts down, so here are my resolutions for 2014: <BR> <BR> 1. Write a daily blog so w... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 23:51:02 EST Day 35: Weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354403 Started at 327 <BR> Last weigh in 310.2 <BR> Today weigh in 306.9 <BR> <BR> That's a 3.3 lbs loss! How the hell did that happen?! Does this mean I am going to have a gain on my next weigh-in or not move from where I am now??? I really hope not but I have that fear in me. These last two weeks I have had a couple days where I have eaten very little, I think that might be something I need to do. I've heard of other people doing this, I think it's called calorie cycling? Going to plan a day wher... Sun, 12 May 2013 21:19:31 EST Day 30: Falling off my excercise plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349269 I have fallen behind on my exercise plan. Just got in my core strength training which corresponds with my plan but I still have yet to do my 5k training. Was supposed to walk for 30 minutes yesterday, tomorrow I am supposed to walk 2 miles but not sure if its really going to happen. Going to try to to get up real early tomorrow and get in that 30 minutes. As for the 2 miles well I don't know. My Mom wants to go to the flower and garden exhibit at that rodent place, you know Epcot Disney World... Tue, 7 May 2013 23:48:26 EST Day 28: Weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5346467 Started at 327 <BR> Last weigh in 312.6 <BR> Today weigh in 310.2 <BR> <BR> Wow, another 2.4lb loss, hmm wonder if this is going to be a pattern. Ok, so for the exciting news......I met my first goal! WOOT! WOOT! That's right, 5% body weight loss!!! Just need to keep going and not give up. Next goal is to get to 10% body weight loss, I can do this! <BR> <BR> So what happened this week? Well after some cheating and giving in to the munchies and peanut butter addiction and gaining some weig... Sun, 5 May 2013 17:29:00 EST Weight Loss Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5346409 <em>248</em> 5% Weight Loss: 310 DONE! 5/5/13 <BR> 10% Weight Loss: 294 <BR> 15% Weight Loss: 277 <BR> No longer morbidly obese: 262 <BR> 20% Weight loss: 261 <BR> 25% Weight Loss: 245 <BR> 30% Weight Loss: 229 <BR> 35% Weight Loss: 212 <BR> 40% Weight Loss: 196 <BR> No longer obese: 195 <BR> 45% Weight Loss: 179 <BR> Normal weight for my height: 164 <BR> 50% Weight Loss: 163 <BR> Goal Weight: 150 <BR> <BR> I wanted to post an emoticon next to my weight loss goals as i meet them on my s... Sun, 5 May 2013 16:11:33 EST Day 27: A better day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5345802 Ok so after to 'unhealthy' eating days, today i got back on track. For the 3rd installment for a day in the life of my belly. <BR> <BR> Breakfast was my normal banana tropical smoothie. <BR> Snack was a cup of sliced strawberries with half cup of 2% cottage cheese. <BR> Lunch was a peanut butter and jelly sandwich on whole wheat bread, toasted. Just 1T of PB and1 T of Welch's Natural Strawberry Spread/jelly. Also had 2cups coffee with half cup skim milk. <BR> Dinner was cup of left over aspa... Sun, 5 May 2013 00:02:44 EST Day 26: Dealing with my diet, not di-et http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344876 Ok, so this is really a 2 day blog, day, 25&26. One of this week's challenge for the BLC 18 is to write about a day in the life of my stomach, 3x. I didn't get to post yesterday so I am going to post it here, but first a little bit of info as to explain what I have been eating these last two days. <BR> <BR> So Sunday I was really bad, had half of a large Pizza Hut pizza, their new crazy crust pizza with little pockets of cheese. Well that turned into well over 1000 calories. Not just that b... Fri, 3 May 2013 23:16:29 EST Day 21: Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338292 Started at 327 <BR> Last weigh in 315 <BR> Today weigh in 312.6 <BR> <BR> That's a 2.4lb loss! WOOT! WOOT! I know the tortoise won the race but AUGH! I WANT TO LOSE WEIGHT LIKE THE HARE!!!!!! I want to lose more weight than I have been losing for one reason and one reason only, the summer is coming, my nephew will likely be spending the summer with Mom and I, and that means we will be taking him to theme parks and I want to be able to fit in and ride the rides with him!!! I don't want to ret... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 13:38:26 EST Day 19: Pie crust FAIL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336710 Ok, so maybe not an exact failure.....Finally made that Strawberry Rhubarb pie that I have been wanting to make. Cut out some of the sugar, made a whole wheat pie crust and everything was going well until I had to roll it out. My pie looks like a Frankenstein pie!!!!! It still looks good though, can't wait for later when its cooled down and I can eat a piece! Just wish I had some whipping or heavy cream so I could make some home made whipped cream to go with it. <BR> <img src="http://photos-... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 19:39:29 EST Day 16: Put together a motivational weightloss collage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5333511 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1760782737.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So one of the challenges for the BLC#18 is to put up a visual motivational collage. Now Spark also suggests you do this but I never did. I didn't want to bother, didn't want to clip pictures of thin girls that just make me feel worse about myself and just make me look at those girls with disgust for something I can't see myself at the moment ever seeing for myself. <BR> <BR> Well I got brave finally and did it! ... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:32:24 EST Day 14: Failure week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330737 Started at 327 <BR> Last weigh in 317.2 <BR> Today weigh in 315 <BR> <BR> Wow, 2.2 lb loss and with zero exercising! Well except for taking my dog, Hally, out on her potty walks. I'm beginning to think this new way of eating is to credit on this. I am going flexitarian or part-time vegetarian. I love meat, especially steak, so I cannot give it up. What I am doing is eating very little meat, if I am eating it at all. The sum of my meat consumption this week was at lunch with deli roasted tu... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 15:38:40 EST Day 7: Weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5323397 Started at 327 <BR> Last weigh in 318.1 <BR> Today weigh in 317.2 <BR> <BR> Ok so it's Sunday and I have been off the Sensa pills since Monday and well I am beginning to think all the weigh loss I have had was from them. Now I did lose some weight, not a whole pound, 0.9 pound to be in fact. But hey a loss is a loss! <BR> <BR> This coming week I really need to get an exercise plan going, strength training and cardio. Also need to start planning out my meals. Going to have to hunt down recip... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 23:45:56 EST Day 1; New Beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5315749 Ok I have seen other people doing this and well it seems like a good idea. I'm going to try to do a daily blog about this journey of weight loss. I have failed so many times before, and even if I fail again I am hoping that looking back at these blogs will give me the self motivation to get back on and not shove everything under the rug. <BR> <BR> <BR> TO SENSA OR NOT? <BR> So about a few months ago my Mom bought Sensa to try out but after discovering the hidden charge and that you have ... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 11:23:33 EST Broke a promise to myself and it's a good thing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296725 Years ago I said to myself that if I ever got so heavy that I weighed 300+lbs then I should just kill myself. I have been fighting and dealing with depression on my own for probably about over 20 years now and can recall trying to kill myself semi-annually since I was 7 and stopped when I was about 20. I would like to say that I stopped because I realized it wasn't solving anything but the truth is I just saw myself as weak, a coward and lacking the strength to actually go through with it. <B... Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:53:42 EST Vlog Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4586332 I talk about Thanksgiving dilema among rambling....sorry for the rambling. Tue, 15 Nov 2011 23:39:35 EST First Attemp at Vlogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4585819 Ok, so this is going to be part 1 of 2 because Hally was going crazy and I had to take her out. Sorry for all the rambling, hopefully part 2 won't be as bad. Tue, 15 Nov 2011 16:48:21 EST Reflection Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4581854 Well its the 4th week of BLC #12 and I am not where I wanted to be. No one ever said this would be easy, but I at least wanted to be under 300 by now. Hopefully before this challenge is over I will be. Just need to focus on eating more frequently, staying away from all those lovely, yummy temptations, and getting in my exercise! I know I can do this! I HAVE to do this, for my health among other reasons. Sun, 13 Nov 2011 08:29:46 EST