LIZARDREAMING's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LIZARDREAMING LIZARDREAMING'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/ Its Hard! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768017 Just remembering to keep up my SP posts, my eating, my spinning the wheel, my journal. How easy it is to get out of the habit! <BR> <BR> Right now, am working those things. Letting my eating come down gradually. Eating like a pig for the last month, we all know how cranky and hungry one gets when suddenly you're eating 1/2 that much food! with the journal and tracking, I'll gradually bring it down so I remain comfortable. At the same time, I'm upping my calories used! Not that I just ... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:00:53 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766648 At least I hope so! What a month it has been. Stress, stress, and more stress. and like many of the people here at SP, I'm a stress eater! Haven't gotten on the scale to see what its done to my planning, but it doesn't matter. Getting back on track. <BR> <BR> As to the good things that have happened: <BR> finally finished the sweater that I've been knitting for two months. Not exactly as I was envisioning, but looks good anyway <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:20:03 EST where does the time go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751595 blogged last on the 30th, but discovered I'd not recorded my mileage for nearly 2 weeks! Thankfully the activity tracker keeps posting my steps and mileage, but I'm just getting lost in the swirl of craziness around here. <BR> <BR> Still, a pound down for July - not bad if you knew what I've been eating! Sat, 2 Aug 2014 09:49:01 EST lost time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749572 somehow managed not to post in my journal for almost a week! the SP activity tracker kept reporting of course, except for the day when I had it off after getting into the shower with it! but it did keep working. and had posted my food for some of those days too. thought it had only been a day or two, so was surprised when I opened my journal and seen how long it had been! Wow how time flies when you are having fun!! Wed, 30 Jul 2014 10:35:44 EST and? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747849 have been sitting here for 15 minutes and my SP activity tracker has not updated - its almost 8:30 and it says last sync was 5:37. I've tapped, I've waved the tracker near the green light. but it is staying solidly at 5:37p <BR> <BR> pfft! Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:27:58 EST update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746329 Eating has not been consistent and neither has my activity tracker. It seems low on some days, not recording my WATP exercises. Other days, they show up. Hopefully it is just showing the difference between getting out there and hustling vs not such an energetic workout. <BR> <BR> SP start page - am I the only one seeing inconsistency here too? some days it gives me a place to award points to my team, some days it doesn't. I track about the same each day but sometimes its giving me few po... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:09:55 EST strange http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740636 Activity tracker's battery has suddenly gotten very low, considering I've had it for less than a week!! and what seemed like originally everytime I moved it recorded a step, now I'm suddenly doing less than usual. my 30 min WATP work out only shows up as 16 minutes - but that happened with the fit bit too. Fit bit showed more total calories used also, think they figured in your BMR + exercise calories, activity tracker only figures in step calories unless told otherwise. <BR> <BR> ankle h... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 09:39:51 EST not the best start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740082 not the best start to a day, BUT, after having my activity tracker hit the dirt yesterday (and being so small was damn hard to find!), decided my ankle holder had to get priority. Despite my intention to knit one, found a little bit of non-roll 1" elastic - enough to go around my ankle one and a half times, and some Velcro. Made a band with the elastic and fastened it with the Velcro then made a pocket with the smaller piece of elastic. The activity tracker clip fits over the elastic entir... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 12:42:52 EST SP activity update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739234 adjusting my record keeping accordingly, the SP activity tracker is just fine. Clip is really tight which is great, but do feel it is loosening up. think I'll knit myself an ankle pocket to hold it securely - and then I won't lose it, especially as I change outfits from my exercise clothes to my going out (or in) clothes. Tue, 15 Jul 2014 09:51:25 EST tracker vs fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737837 Its going to take me awhile to decide if I really like the SP tracker. Of course, if I'd never owned a fitbit it would be great! Then again, the fit bit is more than the tracker by quite a bit! One of my concerns is the step and mileage total. Is this accumulative? the fit bit was daily and used those numbers for several things. its only 8am and the tracker is saying I've already walked 3.7 miles and some 7000 steps! With the fit bit I set my stride, so I walked about 2200 steps / mil... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 11:14:22 EST SP tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737420 Received and installed <BR> <BR> Will miss being able to check at any point at any time for my step count. must log into SP to see actual data <BR> <BR> At this precise moment am wearing both units. Know my Fitbit was fairly accurate (had compared that initially with 2 different pedometers). <BR> <BR> Back on board for steps! Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:28:05 EST home again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736609 Home again, back on track again. <BR> <BR> Did not hit the BUY button for the SP activity tracker so it won't be here until tomorrow. Meanwhile, back to AM exercise and food tracking. <BR> <BR> May not have reached my interim goal, but it doesn't mean not to keep trying Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:51:54 EST ordered http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733362 Should have just gone ahead and ordered the SP activity tracker last week and I'd have it on Monday (tomorrow). As it is, it won't get here until after I've left. running away for a few days, out of touch with TV, telephones and computers. Taking my input with me: MP3 player, kindle and knitting - leaving the DVD player at home - it is only for 2 nights! <BR> <BR> Planning on napping, sleeping under the starts, and just being mellow for a few days <BR> <em>32</em> Sun, 6 Jul 2014 21:26:34 EST fit bit dying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732862 The fit bit did not take well to being washed, and will not hold a charge. Looks like I'll be getting the SP activity tracker. bummer, but do better with than without Sun, 6 Jul 2014 01:14:43 EST I'm BAAAACK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729800 what a strange month was June! Managed to wash my fitbit, after not wearing it for days, & not even noticing! DH was away and I at terribly, although kept my calories within some sense of reason, it was just an unbalance of food choices. Then again, he's decided to go low carb to lose some weight and that doesn't really work for me. While he was away, basically carb loaded. But still am not into an exercise schedule yet, so a definate lack there. <BR> <BR> Weighed in today as I should a... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 11:42:48 EST here we are http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726508 Its the 26th of a the month. a change is schedule has eaten up my morning exercise time, combined with being a stress eater and right now a lot of stress. so its been bad eating - not just too much, but bad choices. so here we are. Not much hope to make my birthday goal, lets just hope I've just held my own and didn't take a step back. No weigh in until Monday and will hold off until then. DH is away for a few days and that's usually also a period of time when I tend to glomm food! <BR>... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 16:35:18 EST This is it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719017 It is June 16th, have been barely keeping a balance between eating and exercise for the first 15 days of this month. If I want to be even near my goal of 199.5 by my birthday in 3 weeks it has got to be honest eating and hard work every single day! <BR> <BR> EVERY SINGLE DAY - there is no room for wiggle, I've wiggled enough this month <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>326</em> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 10:26:10 EST BREAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718795 Ever since I've been gluten free, probably the only thing GF that has not been satisfactory is BREAD. There are a lot of alternatives or variations of most things that I enjoy, except BREAD! <BR> <BR> and periodically I just lust for - jones for - gotta gotta have - BREAD. <BR> <BR> So today found several new recipes and tried the one for which I had the ingredients on hand. <BR> <BR> AND IT WAS GOOD! surprisingly so! <BR> <BR> and I ate BREAD. and BUTTER and PEANUT BUTTER and CH... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:25:45 EST catch up post http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714044 Lost my "log on streak" yesterday because I DID NOT SPIN THE WHEEL. Posted my exercise, posted my food, but because the streak depends on spinning the wheel, lost that streak! HEY, Spark People, sometimes we have other things to do!!! <BR> <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> Last week has been too much food, and/or not enough exercise. Have at least kept my calories used to be MORE THAN the calories eaten, so weight is still 207.5. If I'm to meet my goal and I WILL, have to cut back on the food st... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 09:48:41 EST stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711654 STRESS <BR> <BR> EAT <BR> <BR> STRESS <BR> <BR> EAT <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 22:29:09 EST garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709716 instead of exercises this morning, spent the morning in the garden, moving heavy stuff, cleaning up, arranging, planting. no cardio, but lots of sunshine and fresh air Tue, 3 Jun 2014 11:56:36 EST still losing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708984 Am NOT on track to meet my goal of under 200 lbs by my birthday next month (199.5 will do), BUT it is not out of the running yet. It all depends on how hard I work this month. Weighed in at 207.5 which is only 2.5lbs down. yes, I know where I went wrong - there were 5 days of heavy forest fire smoke in which I did not exercise, there were TOO MANY days where I ate more than my maximum "allowance" <BR> <BR> Despite there still be smoke in the air, its much less than it was and hit the street... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 13:49:21 EST how long http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706749 Is a TV show? <BR> <BR> Though Eureka is off the air, picked up several episodes on DVD at our local thrift ($1.99/double disc DVD) and have been watching them as I do my AM cardio. Each episode has a little "what happened previously", opening credits and then the show with only blank moments for when there had been commercials. From the first, to the closing credits, they run 42.5 minutes! Since Eureka has been off the air already for a while, can only imagine that shows are getting shor... Fri, 30 May 2014 11:29:33 EST smoke gets in your lungs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705897 smoke is even worse today. For us, who live near a forested area, this is doubly scary; not just a reminder of what could be in our neighborhood, but an inability to know if there is a fire closer. we'd never be able to tell one lot of smoke from another!! <BR> <BR> Of course, it does make it difficult to do any cardio. Even with the A/C on (and thankfully, we can indeed turn it on thanks to our trusty A/C guy from down the street) there is still a lot of smoke in the air. at least inside ... Thu, 29 May 2014 09:48:36 EST smoke gets in your eyes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705130 Wind has shifted again and smoke and ash fill the valley once more. Know it sounds petty while so much destruction rages, but it is, as it is. <BR> <BR> So its back to WATP <BR> <BR> Do consider myself blessed that I'm able to just buckle down and exercise on my own everyday. Talking to my neighbor yesterday and she says she belongs to a gym where its one on one work - that she'd never go if it wasn't for knowing someone is waiting for her. I'd rather use the driving about time for worki... Wed, 28 May 2014 10:40:36 EST heat is on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703432 smoke has lifted from the valley - fire rages on but as it moves north west and the wind shifts, it blows in another direction <BR> <BR> four days without any exercise that would necessitate deep breathing. visitors have left and this morning heading out to the garden and weed clean up <BR> <BR> summer is now hear with highs going into the 90's. <BR> Mon, 26 May 2014 10:25:01 EST strangeness of this journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702074 Thursday, Friday, and again today, our skies have been filled with smoke from the "slide fire". Though well to our north, the natural cycle of heating and cooling from mountain side to valley brings the smoke down in the night. So no exercise of note. <BR> <BR> and while Thursday was pretty much a no-hold bars day on the eating, friday was tempered and journaled. <BR> <BR> And is the way of these things, from 209 on Thursday morning - as it was the week before and the week before that - ... Sat, 24 May 2014 11:13:23 EST plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700733 as far as I'm concerned, its too early in the weight loss cycle for this to be happening BUT despite regular workouts, careful food tracking, am logging a calorie deficiet of about 600 calories a day - that should be giving me more than one pound a week, instead have reduced only A SINGLE POUND in the last three weeks. <BR> <BR> KNOW that there will be a sudden WOOSH of weight flush, but am dealing with the right now <BR> <BR> So today am taking a full day off from formal exercise. Will ... Thu, 22 May 2014 11:39:58 EST more journaling! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698244 Every year our city has a 5k to marathon event. The first couple of years did the 5k as a walk (first year came in fourth in my age group). Then I got Bell's Palsy and it totally upset my balance AND composure. Its been 8 years since the last time I did the event, and while I'm not always on balance, a lot better than I was. <BR> <BR> Have decided to go for the 2015 5K, and depending on how on track I keep myself, the 10k instead! Right now, I'm pretty beat on 2 miles, but its months a... Mon, 19 May 2014 09:29:06 EST walkin' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696964 a neighbor has asked me to feed her cats for a couple of days. its not far, even taking the long way around, but that has become my daily walk - twice a day. <BR> <BR> am looking forward to getting back to straight fitness walking; building up miles and pace. for the couple of days that I did that, noticed I was getting very fatigued after about 20 minutes. may have to find a way to eat something before I head out. will have to experiment as so far I've not found anything that sits well ... Sat, 17 May 2014 10:51:31 EST am I the only one? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694844 to notice that "log in streaks" are based on spinning the spark point wheel? You can log in your food, your exercise, you can blog and post. But if you don't spin that wheel, you're "Log in streak" is broken! Twice in the last three months at least I've missed that wheel and seen my log in streak reduced; currently its 6 days! Yet I've been logging food and exercise every single day continously! My trophy shelf is groaning under the weight of the trophies SP awards, yet that log in stre... Wed, 14 May 2014 11:09:16 EST takin' it to the streets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694103 While my exercises do get my heart rate up and do make me sweat, they are pretty much all done inside. Have long known there is a huge difference between inside and outside workouts. Last night, after the dogs last walk, went back out to visit with a neighbor and walked home, up a slight incline, at a much brisker pace than I do with the dog. and I was huffing .. . . <BR> <BR> So this morning, picked up my Mp3 player and hit the street. <BR> <BR> Yes, it was worth it. What a differenc... Tue, 13 May 2014 10:55:14 EST yesterday/today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693330 Yesterday DH wanted Pizza. I only eat the toppings, no crust. As it turned out it was a high calorie day ( lots of fats in that pizza) and a low carb day. <BR> <BR> Back to basics this morning. kickboxing and some watp and some yoga and my less than 300 calorie breakfast. <BR> <em>213</em> Mon, 12 May 2014 11:11:56 EST depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691960 Major depression has settled at our house. We have a situation that has developed due to poor judgement by DH - we needed to turn some assets into cash and the person trusted to do that has, basically, ripped us off big time. DH's (and my) depression are not just effecting us emotionally, but have brought our business to its knees. We can and will survive this, but at what cost? If person involved would at least face up to what they have done and return what they have left of our assets -... Sat, 10 May 2014 12:54:51 EST 10 min cardio http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691222 Have come to really like the 10 min cardio workouts. Several reasons, the first being they are short enough that my inability to handle the choreography does not become an issue. Longer workouts I'm falling over myself so much trying to keep up that I usually give up! Second is they sort of force you to do intervals! each segment starts with a warm up, gets into a high pace and then a cool down. SInce most of these videos are 4 to 5 segments that gives you four to five cycles. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 9 May 2014 10:43:29 EST cold laser and kickbox http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690505 have been a little lazy and only doing WATP. burning some calories but it just does not hit the high burn or do the toning. So pushed a little harder this morning for 30 minutes of kick box work out <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Which put the usual strain on my joints. <BR> <BR> DH has been having success with cold laser treatments from his chiropract (@$35 a pop!). so splurged and bought one for our own use. Treating knees, carpal tunnel thumbs, his back and the poor old dog's painfu... Thu, 8 May 2014 11:26:58 EST Chop wood, carry water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688948 Did not have to chop wood, but did carry water. <BR> <BR> Here in the desert try to conserve as much water as possible. Without a grey water system, use the bath tub to catch the water we run in the bathroom until its hot for the shower. Then it gets transfered to water butts on the property where it (1) dechlorinates and (2) gets used to water plants, especially seedlings. <BR> <BR> I use a fountain pump, hose, and 3 gallon water jugs. Do not fill the jugs to the top, BUT at 8.64 lbs / ... Tue, 6 May 2014 12:33:12 EST exercise rules http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686377 All kinds of personal / emotional upheaval going on, has been for months. Major depression and anger yesterday thru to today. Started exercising and the gloom and doom began to lift. Obviously, this is how I've been making it through the uproar, though really didn't notice it until this morning. <BR> <BR> As I started to sweat could just feel the change in my brain!! Things still not good, but sooo much better able to cope without that grey and dismal weight! <BR> <em>39</em> Sat, 3 May 2014 10:35:09 EST carb cycling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685650 Fats are really my downfall, but am going to try some carb cycling and see if that helps. Spark People's nutrition tracker is a real help here, keeping not just calories but also the amount of protein, carbs and fats that all breaks down to. Yesterday was a low carb day, will make an effort, a point of, having more carbs today. Will try this simple cycle for a couple of weeks and see how it goes Fri, 2 May 2014 10:21:42 EST restart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684896 monthly weigh in accomplished and goal of 210 reached!! <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> but somewhere I messed up on my measurements as waist and hip UP, by many inches!! So either misread last month or misread this month <BR> <BR> OR <BR> <BR> Tight muscles with an outside layer of fat measures more than when they are interconnected <BR> <BR> What is important is where I go from here and that is on to my goal. 205 WILL be achieved at the end of this month, which leaves no room for 'bad... Thu, 1 May 2014 12:02:01 EST calories, scales, exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683976 We all know that while those three things have a relationship, it is sometimes not a smooth one! Tomorrow is my official weigh in, and knowing that weight is not consistent, I'll weigh myself for a few days in a row and take the lowest reading. Is that cheating? doubt it. as it is unlikely I've gained or lost the anywhere from 1/2 to 2 lbs difference the scale will show over the course of those few days. <BR> <BR> Case in point, yesterday weighed in at 210.5, while today, AFTER having h... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 11:45:03 EST virtual journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683555 Did you all know that there is a virtual walk/run/cycle across america group? and even without joining the group, you can just sign on through the web page itself?? <BR> <BR> <BR> http://exercise.lbl.gov/index.html <BR> <BR> I'm going to walk across America!! Tue, 29 Apr 2014 22:13:02 EST carb cycling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683540 Find it so easy to eat too many carbs, so in general try to stay low carb. Today, there was a 'smashed' potato at lunch (it was the topping for the beef pot pie I'd made) and a couple of hard candies. So dinner was pancakes! <BR> <BR> Once upon a time, we'd have pancakes for sunday breakfast but it was too much sugar for DH - yes, he loads them with butter and syrup. and did the same tonight and felt sick about half way through. <BR> <BR> Not to pat myself on the back, but have gotten ... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:50:41 EST chris powell and gardening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683144 Back in the garden this morning. wind blowing cold, but made it okay for shoveling and raking. got the new bed area pretty much finished except for the planting. did get all the roma tomato seedlings, black beauty eggplant and basil seedlings in the ground. <BR> <BR> Still reading Chris Powell's book and see some stuff from him I can pick up, and some I can't. His ideas about setting little goals and little promises so they can be kept and build positive reinforcement are great. Reframing ... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:12:29 EST Monday Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682445 Went right to work in the garden today. Saturday was cool and rainy. Sunday went out and bought flower seedlings for the new - still incomplete - garden bed and elsewhere in the yard plus some chinese veggies. <BR> <BR> So this morning started hauling bags of dirt, moving pots of dirt, redoing fencing, and filling in the hole dug over a week ago. Chinese veggies and chard are planted, planted out my winter squash seedlings. then pretty much finished off the new bed with fencing. Still muc... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 13:29:15 EST sunny sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681543 Heat is on for the first time in over a month. 30F out there this morning after a rainy, snowy, hail filled Saturday. Snow on the mountains at 7000 feet around us. <BR> <BR> Have a friend several thousand miles away who likes to chat on Sundays. So this morning put the phone on speaker and Walked Away the Pounds for 45 minutes while she did. She never even knew I was breathing hard . . .lol . . .got in a few words while doing my yoga stretches. Can now talk while holding a plank position.... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 11:07:07 EST more of the same http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680844 cool and rainy today - well rainy by our standards anyway. more drizzly. Maybe can still get the new garden bed filled. <BR> <BR> This morning was a 1/2 hour of WATP. Am totally bored after about 20 minutes of any kind of exercise routine - those 20 minutes go by quickly. The next 10 require concentration and PUSH <BR> <BR> Eating wise, have been in the negative all week, but not by much. with weigh in next week, need to concetrate. Everyday of laxness (is that a word?), means that muc... Sat, 26 Apr 2014 10:51:07 EST back to basics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680131 Dentist appointment this AM, so just a quick 30 min WATP. And believe me, I did hustle through those 30 minutes even if the fitbit wants to say it was only 17 - actually, see there is quick the lag between the fit bit and SP, even though I'm sitting right here. <BR> <BR> Oh well, posting done, on to the rest of what needs to be done before I hit the road! <BR> <em>312</em> Fri, 25 Apr 2014 10:20:53 EST beware what you ask for http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679447 Back when I was young and stupid, there were a lot of things I thought about my appearance and weight. Like many young women, thought I was fat - of course, what I was, was out of shape, untoned, no muscles. I was also shy and introverted making me invisible. and I was taller than average, and like many, had unique proportions. <BR> <BR> As to being invisible, I thought being BIGGER would answer that and had vowed to one day weigh 200 lbs!! Naturally, once that process started, I got to ... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 11:47:03 EST no more treat days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678666 Since I'd burned so many calories on Sunday, had allowed myself some extra goodies. No cake, or ice cream. Just some of my favorite dried fruit and nuts. It was a 2000 calorie eating day. <BR> <BR> But the next day was too. <BR> <BR> Just couldn't put the brakes back on right away!! If I hadn't indulged on Sunday, Monday would have been no problem. But it was. yesterday back in the zone. <BR> <BR> Am just one of those people who can't open the door and close it again. So treat days ... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 11:54:59 EST