LUCKYGIRL7771's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LUCKYGIRL7771 LUCKYGIRL7771'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/ Starting a new sparks streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602018 School, work and life are in full gear right now. I just signed up for the February challenge to get at least ten minutes of exercise every day. I have to post my success to my blog to be accountable. I just want to thank everyone for their support it mean a great deal. <em>58</em> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 08:07:35 EST I tried something new http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585221 Yesterday they had a free weight loss hypnosis session at the local library. My husband and I went to try something new and it was free. We have no idea if it will work. It was relaxing and eye opening. He talked about the importance of drinking water, eating only until you are full, leaving half of your food on the plate, sleeping well and being more active. Most important you have believe the hypnosis will work. All of the information was reinforce on the sparks page. It is fun to try new t... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 06:18:53 EST The new year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582593 Dave and I signed up for a five k in our town. We have to start training for it. The last few days it has been really cold so we have been exercising together inside. This is the year that we have decided to get our health in order and get things done. I read that you should not set to many goals at one time to be successful. While we have broke that rule because we set a goal in every area of our life. I will keep track of our journey and see how we do. One is to go to church more often and ... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 04:03:47 EST Find a way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475294 I just read a inspirational quote by a women who swam to Cuba. She stated to find a way. I need that right now because I am trying to study, work and keep up with exercise and diet. It has been hard. Graduate school is demanding. I want to enjoy it so I need to exercise and watch my diet. I need to stop making excuses and find a way. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1003563061.jpg"> <BR> Wed, 4 Sep 2013 03:20:46 EST Some Needed rest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5456333 After school, work, exercise, home and family. My husband and I had some much needed time playing Dungeon seize two. I don't like video games that much but, I had fun and had time to spend with him. It is one of my favorite things to do. So off to the races I go again. One bad thing that happened today is I had planed a healthy breakfast as part of my eating plan. Well it was spilled on the way to school. I am sad to say my husband and myself each ate a pop tart. This was not my first choice ... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 16:08:37 EST First day of graduate school http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455539 If you ever told me that I would be in graduate school and training for five K's last year I would have told you that you need to see a doctor. I have never been so excited and afraid at the same time. I also had a double middle ear infection. I was glad that I kept up with my exercise routine with the help of my sparks couch. Ten minutes at a time. I dropped two pounds and the doctor said it helped my ears drain so I did not get as sick. I felt like staying in bed but, I got up <img src="ht... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 22:36:44 EST I love the sparks coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5450173 I love this new coach part of sparks. I guess I will have to work overtime to order it. I also want a tee shirt. So off to work I go Fri, 9 Aug 2013 17:55:28 EST Using a sparks coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5448330 I am trying out the sparks coach. I really love it. My goal from my couch is to plan my meals ahead of time today because today I will be eating out for every meal. for breakfast I plan to have egg whites with local veggies and wheat toast. At lunch a bowl of soup with crackers. For dinner a salad. I even saved enough calories for a small Italian sugar free icie. I can eat out with my family during our local food festival at still stay within my calorie range. Thu, 8 Aug 2013 01:11:04 EST Been gone for a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4993778 I have to get back on track. I did not reach my goals. I had a allergic reaction to something and my eyes have been swollen shut for an entire week. I had high temps. I did not keep on my 5k training schedule. I did not track my food, or even exercise. I am a little disappointed. I will get back up and start again today. The only high point is I did loose two pounds. I was just to sick to eat. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 21:06:21 EST No excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4945738 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l487734727.jpg"> <BR> Today I was looking over he inspiration on sparks people and this one particular image really struck home. Because really I am the only obstacle standing in the way of having a healthily life. I can make excuses like there is housework, homework, family time, bad day at work, you name it but, that exactly what it all is a excuse. I am standing in the way of a goal that would only improve all those areas of my life, my he... Thu, 28 Jun 2012 07:16:17 EST When a mountain seems to high to climb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4933411 I have entered another 5k. This time it is a virtual 5k on sparks people. At 300 pounds I never thought I would complete the first one, let alone sign up for a second. I have been living a life of excuses. I have decided to change that. If I goof on my diet one day I start again the next. If I can't exercise for a hour then I at least try for 10 minutes. I am putting one foot in front of the other to see how far I can get. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 15:43:04 EST a confession http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4914180 I skipped working out for the past five days because of long shifts at work 14 hrs. I was so tired and frustrated after the three of them I spent one day resting. The next day it was cold and rainy, I only did a little light swimming. I noticed that my attitude was becoming more negative the stress from the weekend was not leaving. I then did aerobics and the wii fit and I could not believe how the blahs left and I started to feel happier, full of energy. The stress had left. I am finding tha... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 04:55:24 EST Thank you all for your support and kind words http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4914178 One of the greatest things I have found about sparks people is all the kind words and support <BR> it is much appreciated and helpful. Thank you everyone Wed, 6 Jun 2012 04:48:38 EST I did a 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4905359 I walked for two hours strait yesterday and completed a 5k. I did not think this was possible one month ago. <em>198</em> Thu, 31 May 2012 07:26:52 EST Emotional eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4882244 I had a terrible weekend at work. I was exhausted I felt like I could not please anyone. I came home and I was about ready to go off my diet when my husband said stop. You are doing this because you are upset. I know this is true. He gave me a foot massage ( he really is the best). I went to bed early. When I woke up I had such a great feeling of self esteem for making better choices. I can't change that weekend but, I can be proud of the fact that something good did come out of it. I made on... Tue, 15 May 2012 09:35:08 EST Combining house work and exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4882224 I was watching the local news one day and it was talking about a women who wrote a book after loosing one hundred pounds, cleaning her house. She did lunges while vacuuming, push ups, bands, weights while doing dishes, laundry, dusting act. I could not find her book but, I took some exercises I found on the sparks people site, from a book I had and women world. I do this everyday I clean. I feel tighter and very sore. I feel great though. I love the fact I can combine two things at once. <em>... Tue, 15 May 2012 09:27:09 EST Hiking the Appalachians http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4853433 I did a video today were you set your elliptical to hike different parts of the Appalachian trail. It was a hard workout but, I felt great after I did it. The video was beautiful. It lasted 40 minutes and I completed the entire video. I can't believe it. The next video hiking the grand canyon. I can't believe the difference exercise makes in my attitude. I was having some anxiety last night but, with intense exercise I can see possibility's open up. This is the last day of my vacation so I ho... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 13:48:31 EST Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4850657 I started this new exercise routine that you exercise and do house work at the same time. It is amazing that when I first started the routine tonight I did not want to do it. After I got started I felt amazing. I was tired now I am full of energy. My house is getting clean also. It is a win win deal. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 21:44:09 EST Joined a challange http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4850543 I joined the diabetes challagne. My goal is to loose sixteen pounds by June,21,2012. I went away on vacation and got alittle off track. I am going to work hard to get were I need to be. I am worried about my energy levels in the upcoming weeks. I need for them to be high. I have to make a commitment to start taking care of myself ( no matter what) I tend to be the care taker but if I don't start taking care of myself I will not be able to take care of anyone else. I did not gain any weight on... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 20:39:52 EST Hiking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4839967 What a wonderful day that refreshed my soul. Hiking lettuce lake then Hillsbough state park from 0900 am untill 1500 on a perfect cool day with blue skies is what makes life so great. Spending the day with my husband and friend even better. So far sticking to my goals. Having a picnic in the park with squirells attacking us pricless.Trying a new recipe tonight Tue, 17 Apr 2012 20:40:32 EST I have kept up my goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4833788 A long nap. A walk after dinner with friends. Yard saling in the morning with my husband and Friend Herbie. Being put on call and staying home. Vacation coming up. All is good with the world. Fri, 13 Apr 2012 17:30:10 EST bowling with friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4831324 What could be more fun then bowling and dancing for four hours with friends. It did not even feel like exersise Thu, 12 Apr 2012 03:17:11 EST