LOTUSBURGER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LOTUSBURGER LOTUSBURGER'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/ BlaH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576972 I can't believe how bad I've been. <BR> That is all. <BR> <BR> Too many cookies and sugar coated things. <BR> I'm done, I'm back, I've made too big a deal and <BR> been too sad about it. <BR> <BR> going down to get on the TM :) <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:47:04 EST New Book http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567426 It's really interesting and has some great ideas in it. <BR> The Ultimate TEA DIET. <BR> <BR> I like his quote "If I say I can, I will; if I say I can't, I won't" <BR> <BR> I also thought some of the teas I've been drinking were teas when in fact <BR> they are just HERBAL. SO this is all so very interesting to me. <BR> I really like rooibos and chamomile and they in fact are not teas. And if <BR> I would of thought about it I know that but, it was the warm mug and putting the <BR> herbs in ... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:49:06 EST :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566928 Well, I got back from vacation and have not felt like doing anything. <BR> I did get the Christmas tree up and that has helped! <BR> <BR> I did well today and I am ready to get back to my regular workout. <BR> My stomach has been very weird since I got home, so I'm <BR> cutting out the cheese and bread I have become addicted to again. During <BR> vacation I was eating a little too much of that, it will help tremendously I'm sure :) <BR> <BR> I DID fantastic drinking my tea while away and s... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 00:46:03 EST READY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566167 I AM READY Tue, 17 Dec 2013 01:59:30 EST Roasting in front of the fire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564635 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l133506398.jpg"> <BR> My poor baby was wanting his fire! <BR> He loves to sit in front of the vent and feel that heat. <BR> It's the first one I've lit (well I had to lite the pilot lol) this year and he was so happy!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 15 Dec 2013 03:59:49 EST I'm home! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562560 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l631386054.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1691871380.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l557330378.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l272034007.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l125888734.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1840000909.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1530745628.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 00:57:42 EST minerals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546203 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l785082815.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Interesting, I might try to eat something on the list when I have that craving! Wed, 20 Nov 2013 14:24:19 EST yippy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5544789 Driking tea still so far so good. <BR> A great day, treadmill still working :) <BR> Actually looking forward to bed after a long nap today! <BR> <em>315</em> <em>244</em> <em>102</em> Mon, 18 Nov 2013 23:15:38 EST :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543591 SO far so good! It's nice to drink something warm at night. <BR> I'm doing ok not having so much caffeine in the morning and I'm not missing <BR> the creamer. No caffeine headaches yet :) <BR> I had to stop drinking coffee early in the day because of the caffeine. <BR> Tea doesn't really bother me that way. Well that and I drink <BR> light teas, Chamomiles' and white tea and rooibos. I have a few darker ones <BR> but I grab these when I want some. <BR> <BR> I made a smoothie for breakfas... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 16:12:26 EST To tea or not to tea http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542053 I'm going to try an experiment now. <BR> I drink coffee everyday with nondairy creamer. <BR> I like the taste of cream and sugar but the milk I cant do. So I use the creamer. <BR> I get the one with no partially hydrogenated soybean oil and no fake sweetners. <BR> I read an article by foodbabe and that type of creamer is still toxic for my body. So, the next 7 days I'm going to drink tea instead of coffee and see if the rock in my gut (which I picture as a petrified ball of creamer) leaves... Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:41:48 EST Next knitting project http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5541246 <link>www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/croch<BR>eted-wedding-bouquet </link> <BR> This is so COOL! And it uses up a lot of left over pieces. This is just going to be a <BR> floral pendant to hang. It's fun trying to find all the different flowers to use on this! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l294277974.jpg"> <BR> Ahhhh I should of been sewing in my tails..... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 16:40:42 EST I love this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540371 I'm making this for my friends baby! <BR> I really love it and want to keep it for me lol <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l323594325.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Made for Nessie. I made her a smaller one last year while she <BR> was a preemie. She's a little miracle <em>236</em> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 18:00:07 EST :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538628 Well, I found a treadmill on our local classifieds. <BR> Going to check it out tomorrow!! Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:19:23 EST Church lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5537580 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l394732881.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We had so much fun, great speakers and good food. They served lasagna which I didn't want to even try. So I made a big quinoa salad. lol most people don't even know what quinoa is. SO surprising. I just wanted to share the recipe I used, it is SO GOOD! <BR> I combined 3 different recipes. <BR> <BR> I tried for the first time soaking the apples in ice cold water and 1/2 c apple cider vinegar and 1/2 c pineapple jui... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 19:21:27 EST SO SAD :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535972 My Treadmill is acting up again. I'm scared because I quit everything last time I had a problem with it. YES I am a one hit wonder! I stick with what I like and when things change I have a hard time adjusting. I need to think of things to do OTHER than my Treadmill. I have a recumbent bike but I don't like it. I don't like to go to the gym to work out either. I have my yoga dvds and pillate dvds. I guess I just need to know it's ok not to be on the Treadmill. I can do cardio other ways, like ... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 16:20:11 EST Orange http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535116 Orange you glad I didn't say banana <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Orange peppers make me smile and they taste so good in my salad too!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1232556842.jpg"> Thu, 7 Nov 2013 18:24:04 EST mmmm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534229 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1382688803.jpg"> <BR> <BR> shrimp, mushrooms and asparagus! <BR> It's amazing how delicious it is with so little fat. <BR> Seasoned with 6 cloves of garlic, red pepper flakes, lime juice, cilantro. <BR> Sooo good. I made super thin pasta but next time spaghetti squash noodles!! Wed, 6 Nov 2013 19:37:04 EST yum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532552 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l183855323.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I love this quote I saw today on Spark Coach!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l76885984.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Dinner last night....it was really GOOD!! baked at 375 with a spray of olive oil over everything. 40 min for beets then I added the asparagus for 10 minutes more with the beets, mmmm mmmmm Tue, 5 Nov 2013 03:19:48 EST Later http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532284 I AM really thinking about morning workouts....I'm just not there yet. <BR> I like waiting till the end of the day. At some point I would like to get <BR> up and WO first thing in the morning. Reading all these articles it makes <BR> me feel like I am missing something that will turn me around. I do feel <BR> great about getting my WOs done right now and even though it's later <BR> in the day it working for me right now <em>104</em> Mon, 4 Nov 2013 20:01:52 EST :s http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531236 Ok here I go. <BR> I am so cold, I drank 2 mugs of tea to warm me up. I hate changing clothes when I'm cold but I need to get down and do my WO!! <BR> <BR> I CAN DO THIS>.....I know I will get hot in a few minutes on the TM. I can do this. <BR> <BR> Big snow today <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1030646196.jpg"> Sun, 3 Nov 2013 19:40:39 EST :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530416 What a beautiful day! It was in the high 60s ALL DAY!! I love that. <BR> <BR> I had a great work out....I know I need to figure out my routine for the <BR> winter. I slept really good last night and my eating is under control!! <BR> So happy to be in a good place. OH and the scale moved!! <em>224</em> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 21:33:43 EST NOV 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529233 NO, I don't want the year to end. It goes so fast this time of year. <BR> I want it to last a little longer. SHOOT I want the sun back and nice <BR> afternoons in the warmth. <BR> <BR> Feeling nice and refreshed today. Going down to get some yoga on and <BR> a little TM. :) Not overdoing it :) Fri, 1 Nov 2013 12:11:41 EST ok http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526732 I've had a bad last few days, so I thought <BR> BUT <BR> I'm handling them. I got out 2 days and walked and <BR> I have been eating well "). I haven't eaten breakfast <BR> so I need to work on that tomorrow! <BR> I was feeling down because I wore myself out with my <BR> work outs. I thought I was doing fine. I was working too hard. <BR> When I started getting headaches along with the fatigue, <BR> I read another article about letting my body rest... <BR> I feel much better, a 3 day rest fro... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 18:21:16 EST :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5525118 New start for the week. <BR> WOO HOO!!!! Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:40:31 EST yum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5523652 <link>www.elanaspantry.com/betsys-multi-gr<BR>ain-crackers/ </link> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 05:42:51 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5523461 Oh my I am so tired and sore today. <BR> I'm going to take it easy tomorrow. <BR> Maybe go for a walk around the neighborhood? <BR> Go find some acorns and leaves for decoration! <BR> Have a great weekend!! Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:56:22 EST :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521870 I am going to concentrate on doing yoga in the morning. <BR> I do yoga and then the treadmill and then weights and <BR> then more treadmill in the late afternoon. <BR> I think I might benefit from early yoga. <BR> AND maybe the scale will move :) Thu, 24 Oct 2013 00:35:56 EST Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5519596 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l21278691.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I think I'm bored of the photo a month. I missed fridge, spark, and today is snack. <BR> <BR> Oh well, I saw this picture of Bruce Lee and LOVE IT! <BR> He is one of my most favorite people. <BR> <BR> Going to do my YOGA and then some Treadmill :) Mon, 21 Oct 2013 17:27:06 EST Workout shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517255 My next pair will be those cool black and pink ones!! Nike maybe, I like saucony <BR> because they seem to be a little wider at the foot bed. I love my 5 fingers too!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1749856146.jpg"> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 19:34:33 EST Smile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516353 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1410314146.jpg"> <BR> <BR> WOO HOO <BR> I did my yoga today. I finally felt like getting <BR> back into it. I'm so glad it really does make <BR> me feel good :) Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:36:09 EST Apples http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515703 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l339399508.jpg"> <BR> <BR> yum Thu, 17 Oct 2013 01:48:19 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514778 haha I don't like that term selfie <BR> so this is me <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2017292933.jpg"> <BR> <BR> no make up <BR> no coffee <BR> Good Morning <BR> <BR> Wed, 16 Oct 2013 00:28:00 EST Harvest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513771 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l824291261.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I want a greenhouse or hydroponic plants for fresh veggies during the winter.... <BR> I could take a hint and can stuff..... maybe I'll start Mon, 14 Oct 2013 23:54:08 EST Fall Sport http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512716 hmmmmm does knitting count? <BR> FOOTBALL?! I have not played football in SO LONG. <BR> We used to play flag football in CA all the time, 10 years <BR> ago, ugggh, but what fun it was. My church is going to have <BR> a kickball game!!! I'm so in on that! We got t-shirts made and <BR> everything. So I will post a photo of that when we do it :P Sun, 13 Oct 2013 22:41:46 EST Feeds Your Soul http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511742 <BR> <BR> My favorite thing to do, hang out with my tortoise <link>youtu.be/4wRj3RA-3UQ </link> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 18:51:51 EST pumpkins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510972 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l337236820.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.elanaspantry.com/pumpkin-custard<BR>/ </link> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 17:57:50 EST Drink http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510031 My favorite, almond milk, a banana, a peach, a little cinnamon, a little vanilla and some ice, WHIRL. It was going to be a photo but my blender bottom has a crack. <BR> <BR> Superglued it! Awwwww no more peaches. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1056386994.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> love this...... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1779606800.jpg"> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 16:54:52 EST Pantry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509177 How you sweat was yesterday <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l666555205.jpg"> <BR> Today is pantry <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1183297452.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I had a bad day yesterday, I was so SORE I could not move. <BR> I did 1/2 hour of kettlebells on Monday, I did the same thing last week <BR> and I was fine. <BR> I don't know if I was doing deeper squats or what but I was <BR> so sore I couldn't move yesterday. Today I'm going to t... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 18:11:33 EST Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507324 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l864595899.jpg"> Mon, 7 Oct 2013 19:54:28 EST My View Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506191 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1674325909.jpg"> Sun, 6 Oct 2013 17:41:44 EST Signs of Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505280 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l953526327.jpg"> Sat, 5 Oct 2013 14:49:56 EST sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504605 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l979150134.jpg"> Fri, 4 Oct 2013 17:07:54 EST Breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503618 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l142332765.jpg"> Thu, 3 Oct 2013 15:21:19 EST Play http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503012 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1628563863.jpg"> Wed, 2 Oct 2013 23:17:50 EST lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501794 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1869621260.jpg"> <BR> <BR> baby spring mix lettuce, Chia Seeds, Cucumber, Cabbage, Carrots, Celery, <BR> Pear, Onions, Flaxseed oil, Oil and Vinegar Salad Dressing <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 1 Oct 2013 20:41:45 EST YEAH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500453 My scale moved! <BR> I am down 4 lbs since I got back on Sept. 14th ;) <BR> But the great thing is I lost a lot of inches since the last time I <BR> measured in March of this year! YAHOO! I am so happy!! Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:51:41 EST Dress day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499485 It really is nice to work out and WANT to keep going. <BR> It's true once you start it feels good and you just keep going. <BR> <BR> I am visualizing me at the end of the year.....NEW YEARS EVE <BR> in a DRESS!!!! WOO HOO!!! Maybe that's why I want to keep going and <BR> going and going. <BR> <BR> I have a dowel and I'm not afraid to steer a tortoise Sun, 29 Sep 2013 17:40:14 EST Day after http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498815 I had a rest day yesterday. <BR> I am really proud of myself for getting back on my TM AND <BR> I did 1.75 miles with NO PROBLEM! I can't go to much because <BR> I can feel my shins starting to hurt so I don't push a whole lot over that <BR> but YEAH I did it!! I feel so good tonight. :) Sat, 28 Sep 2013 20:35:01 EST I can do THIS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497930 why oh why, <BR> It's almost time. I know because I can't stop eating. <BR> Good thing I am working out. I am trying not to stand in front of the fridge, <BR> I decide what I want, go get it and don't stand there. One day I will STOP the <BR> MADNESS. I'm getting ready for tonight.....maybe a bowl of soup, it'll fill me <BR> up and then I won't be able to fit anything else in, ugggggh. <BR> <BR> I made teriyaki chicken last night. It was so GOOD. Leftovers <BR> tonight. Kind of sweet, next ... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 16:22:05 EST My inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496120 I have hung up the tshirt and shorts I want to be in next summer!! <BR> I have been doing lots of visualizing and I'm hoping this will help me! <BR> I will be in those shorts next year! and I will be hiking in them!! <BR> Without huffing and puffing. <BR> <BR> I really have been pushing myself to get up and move. I am starting to feel <BR> so GOOD! I noticed less bulge under my WO bra WOO HOO!!! Even though <BR> the scale WILL NOT MOVE my fat is leaving :) Wed, 25 Sep 2013 17:42:21 EST