LORREE63's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LORREE63 LORREE63'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/ A Need to Find Myself Again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4355867 I haven't posted a blog in over a year, and thought it was a good day to start again. <BR> <BR> My weight has ballooned to all time high. I am afraid to get on the scale but the "new" fat clothes I bought a couple of months ago are beginning to to not fit. <BR> <BR> I feel I have hit an all time new low. My house is never clean and I can't seem to get caught up with my business orders. The only thing I feel I have a handle on is taking care of my kids. <BR> <BR> My marriage has been on the... Mon, 11 Jul 2011 15:54:49 EST Quick letter to myself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3345183 I have let all my newly acquired habits go by the wayside this month. <BR> <BR> Did my grocery shopping this morning and picked up the foods that have helped me eat right. I also picked up junk that I had no business buying. Ugh! <BR> <BR> I already ate the junk so it's a done deal. <BR> <BR> I was talking myself out of exercising like I told my husband I would, but miraculously I got on the treadmill and did 2 miles 35 minutes. Not fast but it made me break a sweat! <BR> <BR> So now that... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 18:49:38 EST Getting it Under Control. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3282167 Today feels like it will be a good day. <BR> <BR> Had a really crappy week but I am hoping to have it under control again. <BR> I told myself a couple of days ago I was was going to stop feeling sorry for myself, but I guess I had to have a couple of more days to implode. <BR> <BR> Ok, now I feel like the implosion is over. Or at least to a manageable condition. <BR> <BR> I know that I have gained back a couple of pounds by the way my clothes fit. But I can still get into all the clothes I... Sun, 30 May 2010 12:30:17 EST Needing all the Good Karma I can Get! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3273883 Well, the day I have been dreading since my daughter's scoliosis check up last December came yesterday. <BR> <BR> They have to operate again this summer. Again! I can't believe it. <BR> I knew in my heart that this was going happen. They told us in December that it cured one problem, but caused another. AAAAHHHH! <BR> <BR> And she is so brave. She has become much older than her 13 years. It's not fair. <BR> <BR> I am not one to talk about such things. I tend to keep things to myself. ... Thu, 27 May 2010 13:13:24 EST Settling in to a routine....I guess. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3229582 The last couple of weeks have been the toughest so far. <BR> <BR> My body just doesn't seem like it wants to give up this weight without a fight. Or maybe it's my head. That's probably more accurate. I can be a total head case at times. <BR> <BR> I have managed to stay on my eating plan and have exercised consistently, so that is good. I was able to fit into a pair of capris that had been my goal since I started SP in February, so that is good. <BR> <BR> However, the scale is not being ver... Fri, 14 May 2010 13:00:52 EST I hate dressing rooms. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3154226 I decided I needed to go shopping for a couple of bras. Had a fabulous coupon, so I figured it would be a good idea to buy the next size down. <BR> <BR> Well, I guess my fat self must have stretched out the the bras because I had to buy the same size I had been wearing. Ahhhhhh! <BR> <BR> The mirrors in the dressing room only made me feel worse. I looked at all the fat I still have and the new sagging skin, I wanted to leave and go home. <BR> <BR> Managed to find two that weren't too ugly ... Fri, 23 Apr 2010 22:15:29 EST A Good Morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3129446 Well, it's Saturday morning and I just sent my husband and 10 year son off to a fishing derby with the cub scout troop. <BR> <BR> When I woke up and my first thought was - what can I eat. (I haven't quite made it past this thinking yet.) <BR> <BR> On a whim, I thought, "Let's weigh yourself first." I have had a good "eating" week and was curious to see if there was a payoff. So I put in my Wii Fit disc and discovered 2 more pesky pounds were gone. <BR> <BR> What a motivator that scale can... Sat, 17 Apr 2010 10:59:10 EST Ate too much! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3101239 This has been a tough week with the kids home on spring break. <BR> Not to mention that there was easter leftovers for a couple of days. <BR> <BR> Got myself back on track by Wednesday but am struggling to get into the place I had been for about 6 weeks. <BR> <BR> Today I had been doing so well. Then about 4PM it all went out the window. I started "picking" at things. Not a full blown binge but just enough to tick me off, but not enough to make me stop. What gives?!?!?! <BR> <BR> Ate too m... Fri, 9 Apr 2010 22:08:53 EST Getting hard to be good. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3087877 I have been doing great for almost 6 weeks. Haven't had too much touble up until now. <BR> <BR> The kids are home from school and there are Easter leftovers in the fridge. And leftover pizza from my son's sleepover with a friend. Not a good combination for me. <BR> <BR> The weather is horrible. It is pouring as I write this with the wind pushing the rain almost sideways. I'm not going out there. <BR> <BR> So I just ate my celery and drank a ton of water, yet I want to eat. It doesn't matt... Tue, 6 Apr 2010 16:31:11 EST Feeling Good About My Success, but....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3082682 Well the Easter weekend eating fest is now over. <BR> <BR> I didn't do bad at all and I find myself pleasantly surprised. <BR> <BR> Saturday was a breeze, I brought a turkey hot dog and cut up fruit to the pot luck at my parents home. (They were having hotdogs.) I filled my plate with veggies and fruit and just had a small spoonful of baked beans. Skipped the cookies that everyone was raving about and just didn't worry about food. <BR> <BR> Sunday was a little harder. I have two kids at h... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 13:29:24 EST This is making a difference. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3025386 What a difference eating healthy has made so far. <BR> <BR> I am at about 4 weeks of eating according to the sparks plan and yesterday was a big test day for me. <BR> <BR> I routinely volunteer for activities surrounding the school band that my kids are involved in. My oldest son graduated 3 years ago and now my daughter is in junior high which has put me back into the thick of things again. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was an all day Jazz festival held annually at the junior high. I was there from... Sun, 21 Mar 2010 12:36:40 EST Five more gone!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2948215 Wow! <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> I am so excited. I decided to weigh myself this morning hoping to have lost the 2 pounds I was shooting for. Five pounds, yes 5 pounds gone. <BR> <BR> I know it comes off quicker the first two weeks and then tapers off, but I was't expecting this much. A nice surprise for my morning. <BR> <BR> Last night I was feeling "hungry" all evening long and I was struggling not to eat over my calorie target. Now I am remotivated for sure! <BR> Tue, 2 Mar 2010 12:17:29 EST What an eye opener! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2936066 <em>40</em> I have been tracking for only about a week and have been reading the articles sprinkled throughout sparkpeople.com. I am amazed that I have learned so much about nutrition. Just knowing what nutrients are in each of the foods I eat, and knowing what my body needs every day have given me a whole new outlook on this "diet" journey. <BR> <BR> I don't think of this as a temporary way of living. I think I am finally starting to understand that I CAN change my habits. I know I have a ... Sat, 27 Feb 2010 20:16:39 EST