LORI_S's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LORI%5FS LORI_S'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/ Riding in Monterey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3104499 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l376847270.jpg"> <BR> I never thought I'd really do this...Joel and I had a great time. I was excited that we nearly got from Cannery Row to Asliomar. <BR> Yesterday was heavenly! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l703721017.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sat, 10 Apr 2010 23:22:22 EST A start to that healthy goal on the vision collage... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3096740 Just did a 30 minute "training" ride. Since I'm still very uneasy and aerobically challenged on the bike, I kept it easy and flat around Livermore. Finished on the easy part of the parkway home. Finally had the guts to use the front gears as well. <BR> I wonder, will we go to Monterey tomorrow and ride? <BR> <BR> <em>332</em> <em>502</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l580444438.jpg"> <BR> Isn't this a beautiful path? <BR> Thu, 8 Apr 2010 18:03:48 EST Take a look at the vision collage... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3086285 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l640397049.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What's on the vision collage? <BR> <BR> 30 years with my husband, my son and his wife, our new grandchild due in May, a dream of going to Hawaii, teaching and leading Bible study, God's girfriends, staying active, getting healthy, and feeling glad to be alive. <BR> <BR> How's that? Tue, 6 Apr 2010 10:23:30 EST Rehab Walk #1! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3076579 I am so excited about just a 20 minute walk! <BR> It's been since January since my plantar fasciitis has allowed me the simple joy of a WALK outside. 5 weeks in a boot after a cortisone shot did no good on my right foot. It's been so frustrating to watch my favorite time of year slip away. <BR> I did use a bike, but, quite frankly, I had to worry about my safety more than enjoy the sweetness of nature and all the beauty in my neighborhood. I did get some pictures from those trips, but just ... Sat, 3 Apr 2010 16:05:32 EST Helmets are for MOTORcycles! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2877364 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/1/6/b168671632.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, probably not.... <BR> <BR> My foot has been so painful that I've even had a cortisone shot. Not helping. I finally got a outside bike yesterday. Spring is so beautiful, I hate missing any of it. <BR> Had a good first ride! Went about 4 times as far as a half hour walk. I will calculate it after I get done with this post. Sat, 13 Feb 2010 12:34:01 EST Go Idita-Walk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2802370 <link>www.idita-walk.com/idw/index.asp </link> <BR> <BR> Join me for 1049 minutes of walking in February and March. Check out this site from Boy Scouts in Anchorage, AK. One of the cute things is that your canine can also participate! <BR> There is also a swimming version! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/0/b405701637.jpg"> Tue, 26 Jan 2010 23:54:44 EST Pre-boot camp measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2680938 Weight: 201.8 <BR> Bust: 44 1/2 <BR> Waist: 40 <BR> Hips: 48 <BR> Thigh: 27 <BR> Upper arm: 14 1/4 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/6/3/b6383340.jpg"> Sat, 2 Jan 2010 14:09:55 EST Goals for 2010-not resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2678977 On the first day of this year, I set these goals: <BR> <BR> To spend quality time with God and in the Word. <BR> To follow the 80/20 healthy/fun ratio as I choose and eat food. <BR> To work towards and achieve my goal weight of 140 pounds. <BR> To read at least one book a month. <BR> To pay attention to my finances. <BR> To be more open and caring in my relationships. <BR> To seek God's will about some type of advanced degree and begin pursuing it. <BR> <BR> That sounds like enough to me! <... Sat, 2 Jan 2010 01:32:59 EST another great quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2515325 "I already knew to eat clean and listen to my body, to only eat when I was in a calm mental state. Everyone knew. But when you're fat in the head, it's never about knowing the answers. It's about living them." Stephanie Klein <BR> <link>www.quotationspage.com/quote/40508.h<BR>tml </link> Wed, 28 Oct 2009 12:54:24 EST McLesson Learned!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2512863 Yesterday-glad it's over! <BR> We've been needing a new car, and we spent most of last night getting it. <BR> Most of, I say, because we went from 6-9:30 PM getting it. Needless to say, we didn't even get dinner in before hand. <BR> SOOOOOO... <BR> we ended up at McDonald's. <BR> This was my first fast food "Old Style" since joining Jenny Craig. Big Mac, fries, Diet Coke. <BR> Didn't eat all the fries-they weren't crispy hot. The Mac just wasn't as I remembered, and I ate as mindfully as I c... Tue, 27 Oct 2009 16:10:07 EST Compassionate Observer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2483781 <BR> I just started watching the Touchstones DVD and I am finding that just working through the first component-compassionate observer-is difficult. My therapist calls it self-care. <BR> <BR> I need to be that compassionate observer in all areas of my life. When I realize how much I have beaten myself up over all those quarts of ice cream or the beer and chips or the cookies or the huge cheesy burgers and onion rings, my Restrictor just goes over board. <BR> <BR> I KNOW WHAT I'M DOING ISN... Fri, 16 Oct 2009 12:06:10 EST Did I end a vicious cycle for the time being? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2476523 <BR> The last Haagen Dazs I ate was the week before I started JC. Finishing that quart gave me 2 feelings/thoughts. <BR> 1. I ate way too much. I could have stopped. <BR> 2. I don't want to stop. I still don't feel anything. What is wrong with me? <BR> <BR> I have to say I grew up in a home with a person who was so dangerously underweight due to illness that doctors prescribed for her to gain 50 pounds. (my mom after a particularly bad bout of pneumonia) It took her 30 years to get t... Tue, 13 Oct 2009 17:03:55 EST It's a CHOICE, not a lapse! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2471478 Time to come clean. <BR> Pesto Pizza--not so good when everyone else is eating a full on veggie or meat pizza. It's never been one of my faves, but today probably cemented it. Sorry, JC Kitchen. <em>245</em> <BR> <BR> I was hoping somewhat that they would leave a slice for me, but no dice there. <BR> Dan and I were both looking for a date out. He allowed me to choose, and since by 6 PM I had really coveted a great burger and beer, we went to the local alehouse (1st Street). <BR> I had ... Sun, 11 Oct 2009 23:46:29 EST - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2471470 - Sun, 11 Oct 2009 23:44:29 EST Doing it Valerie's way... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2468459 I love how honest Valerie Bertinelli was in this interview <link>abcnews.go.com/Video/playerIndex?id=<BR>8796492 </link> <BR> I will need to be that honest all the time as well. <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> Sat, 10 Oct 2009 16:28:18 EST If I get to 95, I want to do it like Jack LaLanne! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2463062 I read this article 5 or 6 times yesterday. <link>www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f<BR>=/c/a/2009/10/07/MNAH1A2IRP.DTL&feed=r<BR>ss.news </link> <BR> <BR> First off, I wonder how much more life he's put into his body by watching what he put into it. <BR> Secondly, he saw the waste of life his poor choices were doing to himself at a relatively young age. <BR> Thirdly, I remember him swimming with those boats in tow in SF Bay. I would wager he can still move a few of them. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 12:27:11 EST I am so glad to not have cravings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2450138 <BR> This was my 3rd weigh in from start-down a total of 13.2. This week was only 1 pound. It's ok, because I know I can't lose 6 lb. every week. <BR> Wine lovers-do what you can to make a glass a special occasion! I had my first glass this week, and enjoyed it with dinner. <BR> I think we get so used to the wine (my weakness is fine beer-even worse ) that we forget that every glass is at least 100 calories (beer for me is 200). Somehow the calorie count gets my attention and helps me to ... Sat, 3 Oct 2009 23:09:57 EST Evening Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2448177 Absolutely wonderful! <BR> The smells of early autumn greeted me at the first left turn on my route. It's something one tends to forget. <BR> Enjoy your evening walks. <BR> <BR> Be safe-stay well lit! <BR> Watch your path for bumps and cracks. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your evening! Fri, 2 Oct 2009 23:54:26 EST YaHOOO! Week 2: -12.6 and a BIG SPLURGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2431525 I am so stoked! <BR> Losing this much makes it much easier to continue and pay for the JC food. <BR> I still love all the food. <BR> <BR> And I also did my first splurge in 2 weeks! <BR> <BR> Val's Hamburgers in Hayward, CA is not for the svelte of body or the person looking to eat healthy. It is the quintessential burger joint of the '50's. No apologies, no prisoners! <BR> <BR> Sometimes you need fun food! <BR> <BR> I did change some of how I usually order: <BR> Instead of 1/2 pound ... Sat, 26 Sep 2009 22:20:14 EST Interesting weekend of challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2415027 Well, this was a very interesting weekend. <BR> Since we went camping with our friends to Monterey, this made for some interesting ways to do the food and not stray from plan too much. <BR> First challenge-Costco. Dave wanted to stop there to get something to BBQ for the evening meal. Everyone was already hungry, so they did the hot dog thing there. I had water and diet Coke, waiting to get back into the car for the apple I had. <BR> Next challenge-the place we wanted to go camping was ful... Sun, 20 Sep 2009 19:33:58 EST change is in the air.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2407534 <BR> "If you keep on doing what you've been doing, you'll keep getting what you've always gotten..." <BR> That's what has motivated me to do this instead of everything else I've done in 20 years of weight management. <BR> Wonder how the scale will be tonight? <BR> We go with Dave and Sheri to Monterey tomorrow, and I don't know how to deal with the food prep there. No power, no microwave, and lots of temptation. So far this week the only 2 not allowed things were 5 tortilla chips and the par... Thu, 17 Sep 2009 13:48:42 EST stay away from the magazines! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2251215 <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> It's rough coming home from vacation. The real world smacks you around and all those mundane tasks rear their ugly heads-the laundry, meals, dumb other things you gotta do like get a car to pass the WHOLE ugly California thing for the want of one light....ooops...trying to be better, not bitter... <BR> <BR> When the realization hit today that we were OUT of a few things, I took on my Procurement role and headed to the local Target for retail purchase and walking/sh... Wed, 22 Jul 2009 18:34:25 EST do something nice for a stranger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2174864 <em>81</em> <BR> <BR> One of the things I've chosen as a weekly goal is to be kind to a stranger at least 4 times a week. It's not really all that hard, you know. First, it can be the attitude you take behind the wheel. Just letting the pedestrians walk, not screaming at the guy who cut you off who doesn't care and can't hear you, and parking further out are just some of the really easy ways to do this. <BR> <BR> Next-just the open door and friendly greetings make you a much happier to... Tue, 23 Jun 2009 15:52:15 EST a small start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2152690 I finally tracked a meal today. Glad to see it's very easy to get the information or add it in myself. <em>224</em> <BR> Still spending much time thinking about doing something rather than actually doing it. Hoping I can get out of this habit. <BR> <BR> The next place to start small-clean something. I have the choice to clean down to 3 rooms of the house: the bedroom, the "sewing room", or the bathroom. Bathroom takes the least effort, but most rewarding-not really-and I need to see so... Mon, 15 Jun 2009 14:00:20 EST gotta get simpler http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2148813 i think I've come upon a thought that might explain why the healthy eating thing is so overwhelming. <BR> <BR> I need to simplify. <BR> I quit Weight Watchers. <BR> I need to stop buying books about motivation and weight loss. <BR> I am so overwhelmed with every thing in life, that I have just shut down. <BR> <BR> My house overwhelms me. <BR> My lack of purpose and goal overwhelms me with shame and guilt. <BR> <BR> No wonder I don't want to go on with life. <BR> <BR> so <BR> <BR> I am st... Sun, 14 Jun 2009 00:49:49 EST