LUCINDARW's SparkPeople Blog LUCINDARW's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I Finally Got The Scale To Move! I can't believe the scale finally moved in the right direction! I lost only 4.5 pounds and 1/2" to 1/4" in some places but it's a start. I've been using the food tracker for some time along with all the other trackers SP has but started with better choices on what I ate and upped the walks I took with my yorkie Toruk. Toruk has been a great motivator because he always wants to go for a walk no matter what time of day. Next I have to work on doing my strength exercises regularly. That wou... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 20:52:39 EST One of these days One of these days I'll win a sweepstakes from Publishers Clearing House. <BR> One of these days I will lose 5 pounds. <BR> One of these days I will love to exercise. <BR> I'll keep trying which one do you think will happen first? I will keep trying and hoping and know I will get results on at least two of the three. What more could we ask for? Lucinda Fri, 6 Apr 2012 10:17:17 EST Daily Quote The daily quote from today really hits home. "If it's meant to be it's up to me". I have been with SparkPeople since Sept. 2011 and decided to get healthy before I concentrate on losing weight. I bought the new cookbook then found out I needed to be on a gluten free diet so I've been going back and forth between regular food and gluten free foods because of the price of pre-packaged gluten free foods. I haven't lost any weight and the scales are going up and down according to what I eat. ... Mon, 26 Mar 2012 16:23:49 EST Free Internet? I use the free internet all the time. Lately it's been a nightmare! <em>40</em> I cant' seem to get on the internet and finish any activity I'm doing like Sparkspages which is pretty annoying. All of the "high usage disk" or other net work providers try to make it difficult to use by popping up and you have to log on to their sight to use it plus join their plan. It' has become quite time consuming trying to look at the different pages, complete anything, delete advertisement emails, look ... Mon, 19 Dec 2011 19:37:19 EST Friends Friends are a wonderful thing! I feel so welcome to all the groups that I have joined. They each have something to offer and they make a complete support team. I have enjoyed every reply to my blogs and feel loved and included in other peoples lives. I hope I can do the same for others and want to say a BIG THANK YOU to all of you! <em>304</em> Lucinda <em>223</em> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 15:10:46 EST Time, will it ever stand still? Time there never seems to be enough of it to go around. I find if I go on the computer I loose track of time only to look at the clock and see several hours have gone by. Then it's a scramble to make it out the door on time for an appointment or pick up the grandchildren from school. I seem to get lost in the Sparkspeople web sight trying to read every article, blog, e-mail and earn points for the next trophy level. There is so much to learn plus great advice and support on here I don't wan... Sat, 12 Nov 2011 23:45:35 EST Is This Right? I'm not sure what a blog is suppose to be composed of but here goes. It's raining off and on today and gloomy, it curtails a lot of outdoor activities and exercise. I have to go sit with my grandchildren in a few hours while my single daughter works so I'm trying to conserve my energy. I am on SparksPeople as much as I can be because everyone is so upbeat and supportive! It really helps to be accountable to something or someone when you live alone. I also bought the cookbook and love it! So m... Tue, 8 Nov 2011 16:06:47 EST