LOS_ANJELOS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LOS%5FANJELOS LOS_ANJELOS'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/ Fortune Cookie Advice to Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6476466 So my thought and advice to myself today will be: <BR> <BR> If you're going to binge on anything, make it TV. (without the chips). <BR> <BR> Current guilty pleasure: "Lost", full series, chip-less. Tue, 27 Mar 2018 16:54:42 EST Stalled and Fluxing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6476462 This is the slowest, most yo-yo journey ever. I have gone through spurts in life where I dropped a ton of weight fast to steadily and this is just...ridiculous. <BR> <BR> So I've been yo-yo-ing the same 6 to 10 pounds since January. I am not centered in healthy motivation. I have become...stubborn, I think, in my recent years where I am not interested in changing for other people AT ALL, which I think is as it should be. Problem is, interest in changing FOR ME is kinda like, out to lunch, t... Tue, 27 Mar 2018 16:36:42 EST Older Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452490 So I found this online when looking up female body building. Apart from the page being littered with a bunch of other [crap], it was very inspiring. It's actually from two years ago but makes no difference to me! <BR> <BR> So...what was my excuse? <BR> <BR> http://people.com/bodies/oldest-female-b<BR>odybuilder-celebrates-her-80th-birthday/ Wed, 17 Jan 2018 01:07:20 EST Edit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6421915 You know, I just saw my goals (to update them). The first was "Get to a size 18". <BR> <BR> I have been a size 18 for a while now. <BR> <BR> The other thing is, when I updated my tracker, I have lost 41 pounds since I started this. <BR> <BR> That's a big deal. <BR> <BR> So this is me, telling me, you're moving! <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>---------------------------------------- <BR> The daunting part? There's another 50 - 70 to go. That's a big mountain to look a... Mon, 16 Oct 2017 02:09:14 EST Yooooo (Yo) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6421897 So I have been stuck at 200 for a while now, and for the past month and a half I kept playing with the same 5 or 6 pounds, up and down. Irritating. I went to 206, now I'm back to 200. I don't know what the scale will tell me on Tuesday, but my expectation is either no change or a pound down. <BR> <BR> If I do see 199, I should be ecstatic because I haven't seen that number in yeaaarrs but of course I really want to see more than one pound down. I was starting to feel like I'd never get past... Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:44:05 EST So CLOSE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394691 Well, I didn't see under 200 exactly...unless you count the idiosyncrasies of a non-digital scale. <BR> <BR> 200 pounds and wavering to 199. You TEASE! <BR> <BR> Anyway, the goal I set out the other day overall was 2 lbs a week. That's five pounds this week. So I'm happy, (though ten would have been better - I think this is going to be a slow go) and aware that ... <BR> <BR> ... NEXT WEEK I SHALL NOT BE DENIED!!! Tue, 1 Aug 2017 13:05:13 EST It's possible. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393894 I mapped my goals today...yes, on a calendar. Get this, a PAPER calendar, and marked each Tuesday with a weekly weight loss goal as well as an "actual" loss listing. If I can manage two pounds a week until Christmas, I will look to be in the "average" zone, with a technical need to lose 20 to 30 more pounds. (I'd be at the high end of my weight range). The good? It's possible and not asking too much. The bad? Won't help my case for hottie of the month...he'll be seeking someone else come Dec... Sun, 30 Jul 2017 15:47:42 EST Parts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392744 I have a few body parts that I have not been on speaking terms with since the eighties. However, for some reason last night I could envision my most hated becoming my best friend. The belly. The gut. The rolls. The bakery. The flop stop. All of the above. I think she needs a better name than all that. Maybe Jazzmin. I don't know what changed, but suddenly I could imagine her being a little less "hilly" and with a navel ring! For me, that's unheard of. I have spent my whole life finding new ... Thu, 27 Jul 2017 12:01:18 EST Two Week Freak Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391839 Well for the past two weeks or so me and the 'King have been on a first name basis. (As in, the Burger King). But I'm getting back on the horse. Good news is, no gain. Bad news is, as could be expected, no loss either. My goal for this next week is to drop the five in 205. Not sure I can because loss has been slowww between my body being my body and me, myself, and I. But I have been staring at this number for too long so I am at least going to try. Oh, and only four months before hottie-... Tue, 25 Jul 2017 10:36:15 EST Motivation on Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377936 Stalled out for a week cuz frankly I am just sick of it. And when hyper-stress comes, this quickly takes the backseat. It shouldn't, but shouldn't is irrelevant. I just keep reminding myself that this will not be a straight run. It will be a series of stops and starts...and to just make sure that I get back on the horse each time. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 13:40:42 EST New Things That Derail My Workout (And Why I Will Never Meet Mr. Wonderful at the Gym) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372593 So - I am a total of 32 pounds down since I resurrected (again). I still have not broken the 200 lb mark, and I am looking to do that in the next two to three weeks. That being said, I thought more cardio (or ANY cardio) and strength training daily may accelerate my deal over here. In that spirit, I also got my *** to mars (the gym) yesterday which I have gone to about three times over my almost-year-long membership. Sixty mins of treadmill plus another 30 with a friend in the park afterward... Thu, 8 Jun 2017 14:49:47 EST One Day Moooore!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350309 Okay so because I was in kinda disbelief of my scale yesterday I tried again today... <BR> <BR> 4 pounds down. <BR> <BR> Now THAT's more like it! Tue, 18 Apr 2017 18:19:04 EST Same as Before http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349674 So has anyone experienced weight loss stopping when you began with eliminating all sugars and carbs (other than veggie carbs) and then added some (and I mean some) of those things back in from natural sources - while keeping within the prescribed calorie range? <BR> <BR> This makes no sense to me. I know people on this program are losing weight without taking out what I did - just by staying within calorie range. Can anyone think why the scale would not have moved from last week to this whil... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 11:00:54 EST The endless journey into the navel... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346500 So as I am learning more and more about internal things being connected to eternal things, I have marked my weight today. Twenty-two pounds down. I decided I'd like to see 190 before July 1st. The last time I saw that number was 1994.... <BR> <BR> And then I looked at my ticker. One of the markers is 181 pounds. <BR> <BR> 181. That was where I was when I dated a guy I just could not get over. <BR> <BR> Could it be that I bailed out because of this? Like in life, on me? Because every time... Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:38:57 EST Buried Treasure??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316727 What-is-my-DEAL??? <BR> <BR> I have asked this of myself many many many times. Today, I got an answer I was NOT looking for. <BR> <BR> So I started a new jo...I mean, "position". The short version? I began volunteering somewhere I thought I wanted to work, and in this little package of experience is everything I ever hated about me and life and other people in general. All are represented there in one place, EVERY-DAY-I-GO. <BR> <BR> Needless to say this brings up a lot of drama internal... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 22:25:27 EST And we're back in three...two...one... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238802 Seven and a half, really. Seven and a half months. <BR> <BR> I have been feeling that pull again, that nagging, "you need to get this right" from the peanut gallery that waves my life's to do list like a cue card in front of my face. It's okay, really. I mean, somebody has to do it. And I need to see it. And I need to get it done. So... <BR> <BR> So tomorrow I will remeasure, review, and revisit this goal which got put on the back burner again by "hi my name is ______ and I am overwhelmed ... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:25:32 EST Personal Revie of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856583 I had a personal revie. Something I needed, and something I don't plan on going back on. <BR> <BR> I will NOT be a slave to make-up, hair care, or any other "thing" that is the "thing" of the day. <BR> <BR> I dress, or not dress, for me. Oprah, Wendy, and whoever the *bleep* else can kiss my butt. Believe me, there's more than enough room. <BR> <BR> Pucker up. <BR> <BR> ;P Sat, 17 Jan 2015 17:23:45 EST Go you. Go me. Go We. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856015 So I'm kinda bummed that I didn't get into my calorie range today, but not so bummed because I still have the desire to keep going. In all this time I really haven't had that, and I hope it sticks around. <BR> <BR> However, since I was here a while back I have achieved one of my goals consistently, and that is I rarely get fast food anymore. I eat out at times, but Wendy's McD's, BK, all that - almost never. And that's a good thing, cause it used to be a good chunk of my diet. <BR> <BR>... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 20:05:59 EST Woooow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851722 ...I actually fell within my program calorie range for a day. <BR> <BR> WOAAAH. <BR> <BR> Watch your heads. I think the sky is falling. Sun, 11 Jan 2015 11:16:03 EST Gifts for EVERY Mom? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681480 Today Amazon made me laugh. Well, I made me laugh, but it started with Amazon's advertising which reads: <BR> <BR> Gifts for Every Mom! <BR> <BR> -Fun-loving Mom <BR> -On-the-Go Mom <BR> -Crafty Mom <BR> -Home Entertainer Mom <BR> -High-Tech Homemaker <BR> <BR> And I thought, that's not every mom! They forgot the "Angry b*t@$ on wheels" Mom! <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>----------------------------------- <BR> <BR> (The cats, however, entertained themselves with ... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 09:51:45 EST Shock and Awe (Lessons from the King) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677941 Being someone coming from a seriously high calorie diet (mostly fast food and take-out, re- inspired by 1. my unwillingness to spend hours cooking every few hours and 2. being totally sick of sharing a kitchen with five other people) I was amazed to see just how many calories fast food (in this instance, Burger King) brings me over the 1500 Spark recommends daily. Yesterday, one BK meal hijacked my ENTIRE DAY of calories and I thought, "you must be joking!" <BR> <BR> It explained a lot, but... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:28:25 EST Such a BUM! ( A majorly rambling catch-up) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676310 Man, what a bum. Looked at my goal and it was from LAST YEAR??? <BR> <BR> So, good morning from the least consistent person on the planet. (Or, at least a very competitive second. ) <BR> <BR> A goal I remembered did bring me back here, even though this has been a very slow getting-with-it morning. Cats are running around and I think, "do we have to keep going with this day?" <BR> <BR> It's not a bad day at all. Grateful, really - but noticing internal weights, (never mind external) that a... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:20:34 EST Sidenote: Fireflies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4928385 While on our treck today I saw those little jars with the "fireflies" that respond to your touch on the jar and flutter around for your entertainment. I don't see much these days that really inspires me (as in, spontaneous wow thoughts) but today this little toy meant something to me. I told my husband I wanted one, because fireflies are light (and comfort) in the night, and they always seem to just float free yet say "I'm here. I'm here". Like...hope, somehow, too. Not exactly profound, but ... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 22:49:41 EST Things to Remember: CDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4923481 I just remembered something I noticed while working the circus. There were several much older men participating in many of the acts. So...when my brain starts the "you're too old" thing, I need to remember that, because it's not a theory, I witnessed it, for real. <BR> <BR> Good to know. Great to remember. Good inspiration of the day, and better sword against non-reality (i.e. "you can't".) <BR> <BR> So much for retirement. :) Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:54:22 EST