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/ doing the hills http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6423922 not getting as much biking in as I'd like. Its either round and round on my local streets or hit the highway. Finally felt enough confidence to do that yesterday and this morning. 3.7 miles and 4.4 respectively with lots of HILLS! Thighs are quaking! <BR> <BR> the Trike has only 20" wheels so on the uphills, even with power assist, you feel like you are going no where fast, especially as 2 ton vehicles are whipping by you!! Did add a rear view mirror so they don't surprise me, but you... Sun, 22 Oct 2017 13:41:52 EST still pedaling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6417290 while the hills are good for my thighs, the downhills do little for me - except give me another hill to climb! But have to figure half my mileage is just coasting <BR> <BR> And am still learning how to read my odometer. So today only did 1.2 miles which still included some good hills, some are short, some not so. Did the big hill that used to have me huffing and puffing when I walked it. Only now I was pedaling. Able to keep it in second gear with minimal assist. Yes, my thighs feel it.... Mon, 2 Oct 2017 12:49:05 EST amazing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416920 before I bought that bike, about six weeks ago sat on a stationary set up they had at the shop to try the manual gear shifter and feel the difference with the pedal assist. after only 5 minutes my thighs were hurting. <BR> <BR> So came home and began working out thighs and abs with bicycles, leg lifts, curls, etc. <BR> <BR> Yesterday got on that trike and did a little over 3 miles. It wasn't in one swoop as neighbors wanted to know what I had, what it was, what it was like, could they see... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 11:33:27 EST new wheels http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416584 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/05f2f3c5-11cb-475f-9516-90f9b9397a47.jpg"> <BR> <BR> its been over 35 years since I've been on a bike. I'm not young and fit anymore, so have downscaled that to something not just fun, but practical too Sat, 30 Sep 2017 10:51:10 EST took the hill! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6415672 Yesterday commented on the little hill, today took the BIG hill. <BR> <BR> First off, I was wrong, it is 2.5 times bigger than the little hill. This morning walked straight up, not slowly, but not fast either. was almost to the top when I stopped because the dog was way behind. While I'd not been feeling discomfort in the walking, once I stopped my heart was pounding hard enough that I could count the beats by the pulsing in my eyeballs (you all know what I mean). but recovered fairly ... Wed, 27 Sep 2017 12:34:33 EST Its working! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414916 this month have refused to beat myself up for gaining all that weight back. <BR> <BR> Instead have been watching the sugar, cutting down the fats, and most of all EXERCISING. <BR> <BR> Regardless of what the "studies" say about the role of exercising in losing weight, exercising helps build strength, improve posture and makes exertion a little easier. <BR> <BR> and as the muscles get strong the fat jiggles more! <BR> <BR> Now that might not seem like a positive thing, but it is. The mu... Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:40:38 EST next stage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413858 So earlier this month began cutting out sugar, reducing butter and cheese, and began exercising. Calories in about equal calories out, but still lost 6 lbs. Have increased stamina, and see some slight changes due to muscles. <BR> <BR> Seem to have gone as far as I can go, time to reduce butter and cheese even more and reduce calories. Still a lot of obvious extras that I can eliminate, then it will be serious reductions in portions. Just one step at a time. Get used to that, and then the... Fri, 22 Sep 2017 10:25:54 EST Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410379 Only day 11. But have done this so often it feels like forever sometimes! So still struggling with the sugar cravings, but not so much. <BR> <BR> Butter cravings definitely subsiding, yeah! <BR> <BR> in general though, struggling to get my daily calories to 2000, which is my bmr, much less get them below! <BR> <BR> HAVE started doing daily walks, though short ones AND have started doing a little weight work, using a 10lb weight with both hands to start energizing my muscles. <BR> <BR... Tue, 12 Sep 2017 09:38:53 EST not yet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409102 still struggling with the sugar. Still having to use the willpower everytime Hubs says Want some ice cream? Finished lunch today and WANTED chocolate. <BR> <BR> One day, it will pass Fri, 8 Sep 2017 17:05:52 EST protein! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6408398 this morning had fruit and cereal, but no real protein and after a couple of hours in the sun working in the garden (early AM, not heat of the day) felt super shaky. <BR> <BR> A quick protein drink helped that, but a not so gentle reminder to make sure to keep that lean protein going. <BR> <BR> Lunch was spaghetti squash with chopped tomatoes and LEAN pork sausage. Before you say there is not such thing as LEAN pork sausage - I make my own from pork loin. so its less than 5% fat, maybe m... Wed, 6 Sep 2017 18:22:36 EST the one step http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407883 as the longest journey begins with just one step, my one step is giving up sugar. <BR> <BR> Have done my BMR and that should be 2000 calories a day. Am still over that, but have begun exercising, so have at least, hopefully, slowed down my weight gain. <BR> <BR> Am not going to push too hard, too fast, because that way lies failure. We've all been there done that. <BR> <BR> This MUST be for the rest of my life. <BR> <BR> Have found myself at a weight and health level I'd sworn I would... Tue, 5 Sep 2017 10:46:30 EST sugar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407612 Am struggling to give up sugar. Not sweets as in fruit, but SUGAR. <BR> <BR> As bad as quitting smoking. Hopefully, the cravings will ease sooner than they did with cigarettes Mon, 4 Sep 2017 14:56:54 EST yada yada yada http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407284 since February have gained 26 lbs. <BR> <BR> Nothing else to say. <BR> <BR> Have revamped my physical trackers as I'd made too complex a system. In March have to go back to CA, Refuse to buy new jeans as I only wore the ones I bought for the 2017 trip the one time. So better be back to the 219 (or better) by March 1st or I'm NAKED in the City of Angles. <BR> <BR> And I doubt that it would be good for business. Sun, 3 Sep 2017 17:17:37 EST fit bit ap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383791 got the replacement fit bit flex 2 and it is now hooked up through my computer and phone. <BR> <BR> and to be honest, find I'm using their trackers more than SP's. They are all there, right on the dashboard; how many steps I've taken, how many miles, how many calories, what intensity of exercise and direct links for food, water, and sleep. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 20:16:39 EST frustration thy name is FitBit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380836 Got my new fitbit Flex 2. won't connect through the computer, got it finally sync'ed with my phone (when I got my fitbit charge HR they didn't have an ap for my android phone) <BR> <BR> But it won't sync! <BR> <BR> So am returning it for for a replacement. <BR> <BR> Meanwhile have re-sync'ed my old charge HR after gluing it together. While I've ordered a replacement for the flex am re-thinking that and wondering if I should just forget it all together and go with something other than fit... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 12:28:46 EST whew! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379203 first - my fitbit one does not connect to the computer anymore <BR> <BR> second - my fitbit charge HR literally fell apart. Its glued together now, but know it doesn't have enough togethers to be worn on my wrist. <BR> <BR> third - have ordered a fitbit flex <BR> <BR> four - record breaking heat!! this week we went up to 110 (in the shade!) which is far and away the hottest I've seen it in this part of AZ. a mere 106 now. maybe it will go up another degree in the next hour, but usually ... Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:09:04 EST kettle ball http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372047 got up a little late today so used that as my excuse to skip my WATP and do some kettle ball. Just a little old 5lb ball, 2 sets of 15 reps each. Am really glad I didn't push through a 3rd set! Felt fine at the time, but as soon as I stopped, felt the ache. Its been awhile, and was going to wait before picking up the weights, but it is as it is and am glad I walked through that door. <BR> <BR> Am looking to be STRONG for my 68th B'day!! Wed, 7 Jun 2017 09:53:10 EST connected again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371139 Think this was a software failure at FitBit, though they are not admitting it. <BR> <BR> When my fitbit One failed to connect - just stopping completely after working fine for months - Switched to my fitbit Charger HR. it took multiple tries on Sunday before THEIR program would recognize the unit even when hooked up directly to the computer through the charging cord. <BR> <BR> Have had occasions previously when nothing would show up on SP, but it would still show up on the Fitbit site, bu... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 10:36:23 EST fitbit dongle? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370651 After my fitbit one failed to connect, dug out my old charger HR and that won't connect either. <BR> <BR> So am going to replace the dongle. We'll see Sun, 4 Jun 2017 10:07:26 EST FIT BIT WON'T SYNC! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370403 have done all I'm supposed to do, but the fitbit WILL NOT SYNC with the computer!! Followed the directions and rules. Have had this one for a long time now, has the fit bit itself lost its stuff? It worked Thursday, but not since. The unit itself seems to still be working, but no connect with the computer. <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> Sat, 3 Jun 2017 16:33:43 EST making a habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369959 Just getting back to the habit of being with SP each day, and posting something, even if there is little to say, is part of it. <BR> <BR> DID do a session with a Leslie Sansone DVD this AM. Supposedly 3 mile walk, though my pedometer said less than 2 miles by footfalls. <BR> <BR> Still, got my heart rate up, made me reach for a breath (which is good for me), and woke me up thoroughly Fri, 2 Jun 2017 14:09:56 EST weights and measures day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369406 okay, gain of (depending on which number I'm looking at) from 14.5 lbs - 21.5 lbs. My last weight recorded on SP was 211, last in my book was 219. Scale read 233.5 this AM. <BR> <BR> Measures are worse! Because I'd stopped exercising - haven't done 10,000 steps a day minimum in about 8 months!!! - gained 2" EACH bust, waist, hips and each thigh. Plus 1" each calf and each bicep. No wonder my jeans don't fit!! <BR> <BR> Out came the Leslie Sansone WATP DVD's. Did what she termed 2 mile... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 08:57:29 EST I'm back, again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368674 Know I'm not the only one who disappears for awhile, letting the weight roll back on. This was the WORST! Over 235 now. Health issues appearing; some minor, some just a hint of what can/could come. Last night said, that's it. It begins, again, NOW!! <BR> <BR> Started up, AGAIN, with my food diary. Thursday, the first, will be weights and measures for the record. <BR> <BR> Did a little 1/2 hour WATP type exercise. Thought, Oh wow, got that done, no problem. Then about 15 minutes late... Tue, 30 May 2017 16:24:15 EST new low http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344101 Yes, have sunk to a new low since being on Spark People. <BR> <BR> What started out as a holiday excess is still on going, bigger and more intense than ever. <BR> <BR> One of the things they don't tell you when they say give in to a craving and pay attention to the taste, and after a bite or two that taste isn't so good anymore - well sometimes it IS! and you just keep on going! <BR> <BR> Not even exercising, because of that downward spiral of eating too much not good food, without exer... Wed, 5 Apr 2017 09:45:42 EST still pushing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317839 Good morning Spark People <BR> <BR> Still feeling weak and light headed, but with our big once a year business PUSH trip coming up, have so much to get done. Trying to find the balance between getting the work done and getting rested. <BR> <BR> On the other hand, Hubby thought he felt so good yesterday and overdid it and is miserable and sick today. <BR> <BR> Arguing over his obsession with FOX news and political reporting. I just cannot watch it at night. It ends up bouncing around my h... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 11:26:21 EST it was flu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317618 and it has enabled me to lose the bloat that kept me out of my size 20 jeans, forcing me to buy those 22's for my trip in 10 days. <BR> <BR> There's always something good to be found in any situation Fri, 17 Feb 2017 21:12:38 EST missed a day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315954 Good morning spark people! <BR> <BR> Yesterday morning there was not enough room in my head for my brain, my eyeballs and my allergy inflamed sinuses. Know you all know what I was talking about! <BR> <BR> Am still sneezing, sniffling, and coughing, but am dosing myself with nettle tea all day long and its brought me down to some level of normalcy. My eyes prefer the dark, but I can cope without meds! First step. <BR> <BR> and I'll be the first to admit that I've not been religiously sti... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 11:03:18 EST allergy season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314845 Good morning Spark People! <BR> <BR> A sure sign of spring, allergies. we've had a wet winter with more on the way and temps are already rising. Pollen is thick already. Started coughing yesterday, woke up with sinus pressure along with the cough. Eyes struggling to stay open. Broke down and took some allergy stuff. Seems to be working and though its supposed to be non-drowsy, I am. Of course grey skies and poor sleep can make that happen too. <BR> <BR> First year in the 20 we've liv... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 10:16:16 EST weekend work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314405 How is it that weekends are even busier than weekdays?!?! Work from home so there is a blending of what needs to be done - no being stuck at a desk wishing I was getting the laundry done. <BR> <BR> Still <BR> <BR> Weekends just seem to be so jam packed!! <BR> <BR> Have a good one SP! Sat, 11 Feb 2017 10:47:06 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313837 And good morning Spark People! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was one of those calorie Plus days, as well as being a high carb day. <BR> <BR> But its all good Fri, 10 Feb 2017 08:14:20 EST new jeans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313312 With an important few days coming up in march - important to our company - decided to bite the bullet and buy properly sized new jeans. Usually I'm a thrift shopper as well as more of a skirt wearer. But this event calls for jeans; two shows in two days plus running around to shops in between. Lots of stuff to load up, set up, pack up, load out, load in, set up, pack up, load out. Jeans. <BR> <BR> When buying jeans at the thrift, don't really get bent out of shape if they are a little t... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 08:54:13 EST wednesday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312757 The Sous Vide machine is here, made swordfish yesterday and a New York Strip on the menu for today. Depending on what I make for supper tonight, tomorrow will be either pork chops or chicken parm - cook the chicken breast with the sauce with the sous vide and then melt the cheese in the oven as the finish. <BR> <BR> Good Morning Spark People! Wed, 8 Feb 2017 09:14:05 EST whew! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312244 Good morning SP!! <BR> <BR> Like a lot of older people, its easy to forget how old the body is until we need to use it. And age is like a cascade. When you are 20 you don't even notice losing your muscle tone and stamina, cause its right there when you need it. You might feel a little sore the next day, but then you're over it. at 30, maybe two days to recover. by 40, you realize its really slowing down. at 50, you become aware that you have to use it or lose it, but you can build it b... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 10:08:58 EST monday monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311796 can't trust that day . . . . <BR> <BR> lousy nights sleep, upset guts and freezing cold (probably from what ever was upsetting my guts. <BR> <BR> Making refried beans (cooking onions, garlic, pork and beans today). Will can and/or dehydrate <BR> <BR> Accountant cancelled our appointment this morning, she's not ready yet. Hubby needs shoes so guess we're going out anyway. He always waits for the last minute, when he has absolutely nothing left. <BR> <BR> Got most of the seeds in the dir... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 13:19:49 EST sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311225 Good morning Spark People! <BR> <BR> Got most of my Saturday To Do List done yesterday and now its on to todays. So far, its coming along nicely. Just got to keep on moving! Sun, 5 Feb 2017 13:43:41 EST saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310688 Good morning SP! <BR> <BR> Have just ordered a sous vide recirculating machine - the kind that sits in your saucepan/stock pot. Am tired of tough meat. If I have to eat less, want it to be tasty and satisfying. <BR> <BR> That is all Sat, 4 Feb 2017 11:44:19 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310137 there's another winter storm on its way, but right now, we've been having nice weather. Will be a busy weekend with getting the garden cleaned up, getting seeds started in the greenhouse, getting caught up on wood cutting and the dog needs a bath. <BR> <BR> Have to admit I'm looking forward to all that outdoor work after too long being trapped inside with cold damp dreary days. Know it sounds like I'm whining, but living in Arizona, that's not what we expect for weeks on end! We love it w... Fri, 3 Feb 2017 10:03:06 EST it begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309540 the weirdness that is dieting. <BR> <BR> Two days running, the weight is creeping up though the difference between food in and out is very much in the negative. Know this is just one of those quirks of nature having more to do with moon phases than actual weight gain. <BR> <BR> and it makes me wish I could be happy with NOT getting on the scale every day. <BR> <BR> BUT <BR> <BR> I know that I do so have to keep this in perspective. <BR> <BR> Depending on where you are, the groundhog say... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 09:12:35 EST good morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308964 and it IS a good morning <BR> <BR> So bright blessings to all you Spark People! Wed, 1 Feb 2017 09:06:51 EST hard day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308369 you know what I mean. you are mouth hungry. Walking around like a dinosaur, gnashing teeth, WANT. SOMETHING. TO. EAT!!!! <BR> <BR> Not about hunger. Not about thirst. Mouth hungry. <BR> <BR> But knew, if I gave in, all would be lost and it could be months before I saw reality again <BR> <BR> That's when I found out that snack BARS are not the answer! Things like measured trail mix or balanced breaks work better because you can DRRRAAAAGGGGG them out. The bars you open, break off a ... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 09:54:32 EST monday monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307844 Just establishing the routine, the pattern, the habit <BR> <BR> So Good Morning Spark People! Mon, 30 Jan 2017 11:43:05 EST working on it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307261 Lets get serious - well, most of you are already, I'm working on it <BR> <BR> Stocking up with essentials, at least essential for me; butter buds for one. Gives me the taste of butter I want (and unlike sugar, that one doesn't seem to dissipate with abstinence!) without the calories so I can have a baked potato, or on my what ever low fat something. <BR> <BR> Stocked up yesterday on packaged snack foods. Found some small packets of trail mix 130 and 140 calories per. Occurred to me tha... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 12:59:16 EST SATURDAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6306638 okay, so its been a whole week back to this. Right now, seem to have settled down to an easy average of 1700-1800 calories a day. Not quite where I want to be, but a lot less than I was doing. So will let my body get comfortable here before cutting back again. <BR> <BR> Have been getting back into the routine of doing exercise every day and increasing my water intake. <BR> <BR> Can tell my success in one measure - didn't go through a pound or more of butter this week! Had been buying tw... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 09:04:38 EST premeasured snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305628 am not big on BUYING premeasured, individually packaged, snacks. <BR> <BR> But until I get a lot better on my habits, have to. Making my own, right now, would lead to too much nibbling as I work. <BR> <BR> Sargento makes one called Balanced Breaks. And yes, they are expensive; approximately $5 for a package of 3 servings. a mix of nuts, dried fruit (raisins or craisins) and cheese. 170-180 calories per serving. While we can put together our own mixes, preserving cheese so its edible, t... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:13:57 EST premeasured snacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305627 am not big on BUYING premeasured, individually packaged, snacks. <BR> <BR> But until I get a lot better on my habits, have to. Making my own, right now, would lead to too much nibbling as I work. <BR> <BR> Sargento makes one called Balanced Breaks. And yes, they are expensive; approximately $5 for a package of 3 servings. a mix of nuts, dried fruit (raisins or craisins) and cheese. 170-180 calories per serving. While we can put together our own mixes, preserving cheese so its edible, t... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 12:13:57 EST moving forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6304944 it takes constant awareness. <BR> <BR> This morning was putting cheese on DH's breakfast sandwich and next thing I know, cheese is in my mouth! <BR> <BR> and planning <BR> <BR> There will be calories for lunch, so kept breakfast calories down. <BR> <BR> Now I have to remember to keep drinking water so I don't get hungry before. <BR> <BR> Am re-reading Bob Greene's Make the Connection. He's right, we have reasons we eat, and it takes some deep searching to find out why <BR> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:46:58 EST reversing the trend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6304333 a little thought, not much effort, and the calories in are LESS than the calories out! <BR> <BR> Okay, a lot of thought <BR> <BR> it IS all in the mind. The mind controls the hand, the mouth, the feet <BR> <BR> High calorie breakfast today, but balanced nutrition and filling. It was the fresh orange juice that put it over the top - along with the quarter avocado. But it also had grits and cottage cheese - so there was fruit, protein, and grains (Bob's Red Mill coarse grind for polenta/g... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 09:40:45 EST day two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303620 with care, but still enjoying all I ate - just in measured quantities, down to 1850 calories for the day (1600 is my goal for daily calorie consumption) and TWELVE glasses of water. A huge increase. <BR> <BR> Woke up hungry, and am actually grumbling right now. BUT we have company who will likely want to go out to eat. Unlikely they will be ready to do so for another hour or so. We may just eat anyway and go to work and let them fend. <BR> <BR> Today began daily weigh ins again. <BR> <... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 08:40:46 EST after the first day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302973 yesterday set up my manual food diary. <BR> <BR> You know how when you are overeating, even though the weight is piling back on, you think, oh, I'm not eating THAT much! <BR> <BR> Oh yes I was! <BR> <BR> Yesterday just ate meals, kept the snacking (and my favorite thing to snack on while I cook is butter on chips) to a minimum. It was a BIG breakfast, but in general, just kept it to everyday meals less snacks. and it was still almost 2500 calories for the day! What must I have been ea... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 08:56:38 EST still struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302410 So in 5 weeks I have to be at an event in CA. This is business and its a busy two days with two different shows for presenting our product as well as running around LA to visit shops. <BR> <BR> Earlier last year had lost enough weight to go down a size in jeans AND HAD GOTTEN RID OF MY FAT JEANS. Now I have nothing to wear! <BR> <BR> Yet, I can't pull myself together to even cut back on my food. <BR> <BR> Time for a serious reality check!! <BR> <BR> First - the on line diary isn't worki... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 08:58:07 EST