LUVSBULLDOGS's SparkPeople Blog LUVSBULLDOGS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Goals to the End of 2014 My goals forward to the end of this year are simple. <BR> <BR> Follow the Good Nutrition Basics as closely as possible. <BR> <BR> Do a cardio workout daily. <BR> <BR> Go to Curves regularly. <BR> <BR> Fit in ST videos (I love Spark's, they're short and convenient.) <BR> <BR> Continue to read every night before going to sleep. <BR> <BR> Enjoy my volunteer work, but don't let it over ride taking care of myself. <BR> <BR> Maintain current weight. <BR> <BR> No more than 1500 mg so... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:08:08 EST Don't give up Tuesday, July 30, 2013 <BR> <BR> Tuesday, July 30, 2013 <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I wo... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 23:28:37 EST Survey Saturday, October 20, 2012 <BR> <BR> Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? tab;e <BR> Spouse? Yes <BR> Your hair? brown <BR> Your mother? Teacher <BR> Your father? carpenter <BR> Your favorite thing? work <BR> Your dream last night? None <BR> Favorite drink? decaf <BR> What room are you in? bedroom <BR> Your hobby? gardening <BR> Your fear? ... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 21:24:26 EST AN INVITATION to 100 DAYS OF WEIGHT LOSS BOOK CHAT;) In a few weeks Jules (TRUHART) and I will be hosting a private team and chat of this book: 100 Days of Weight Loss: The Secret of Being Successful on Any Diet Plan: a Daily Monitor, by Linda Spangle. You and your friends are invited. If you are interested, order the book and SparkMail me. I'll send an invitation to the team. We'll read the book 5 days per week, Monday through Friday, with weekends off. It works out to 20 weeks and a break over the holidays. <BR> <BR> It's a motivatio... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 12:48:34 EST ASSIGNMENT #3 for the 5% FALL CHALLENGE Today's assignment is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight. To look better, have better health, have better mobility. <BR> <BR> What do you want to change? I want to change my weight, my intake, and my exercise plan. <BR> <BR> How do you want to look? Looking good will be an added benefit. I'd much rather keep my cholesterol and blood work numbers in normal range than look good. It would be nice to wear a size 10 or less again. <BR> <BR> How do you want to feel? Actual... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:04:43 EST Sharing a Blog about Transformation Over the years my lifestyle has changed considerable. Changes are from drinking nonfat milk, using whole grain products such as bread and cereals and changing to healthier carbohydrates like from quick to old fashioned or steel cut oats. White rice to brown rice and down the line of carbohydrates. I've limited sugar, started drinking 8-12 glasses of water, exercise at least 30 minutes daily, added strength training a couple times a week and so on. I eat 5-10 servings of vegetables dai... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 16:02:17 EST TRANSFORMing BLC 18 WEEKEND CHALLENGE <BR> TRANSFORM yourself this weekend with the Spies! Fri 1/27 - Mon 1/30 <BR> <BR> The 80’s were full of transformations in TV, Music, Fashion, Politics, Computers and more. Join us this weekend to celebrate the 80’s while TRANSFORMing YOU! Dig out your jean jackets, mini skirts, leg warmers and off the shoulder shirts. Shake that big hair! Pop in your favorite cassette tape of Micheal Jackson or Madonna. Finally check your Swatch watch to be sure it’s the weekend and you are ready to PART... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 22:20:30 EST TNT Challenge (Tone and Tighten) DECK OF CARDS This is a Thursday challenge sent to my Biggest Loser Challenge 18 team by the team captian, Paula, FTLSWEETIE. She is always working towards fun and effecient challenges to keep us interested. THANKS PAULA!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Good Morning Beautiful Bombshells! <BR> <BR> Panthers invited teams to join them in the TNT this week. We will be doing the Deck of Cards challenge since we are snowed in! What better way to pass the time? Playing Cards!!! <BR> <BR> Deck of Cards Challenge <BR> ... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 12:46:23 EST I HAVE A DREAM WEEKEND CHALLENGE THIS IS A WEEKEND CHALLENGE FROM THE BLC 18 TEAM <BR> <BR> <BR> I HAVE A DREAM WEEKEND CHALLENGE <BR> This Challenge will run from Friday, Jan 13th Midnight 12:01AM thru Monday, Jan 16th <BR> <BR> D = DO! It is that simple! Stop delaying your progress! Make a plan for this weekend and stick to it! This can be a New Goal each day OR you may work on the same GOAL for the entire Challenge. Avoid something that has been hindering your progress. Could be Sugar, Alcohol, Tobacco, Stress, This ... Fri, 13 Jan 2012 13:42:20 EST Wednesday Today has been a pretty lazy day. We're on vacation and staying in a condo. I've been swimming daily and visiting with my friends. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow, I'm going to the local thrift stores with my friend, Verna. Maybe I can find some dress clothes. I'd like a long skirt and red and pink blouse. Also, a jacket that goes with a long white skirt and one for the black. Thu, 8 Dec 2011 00:22:39 EST Spark Blog of Thanks Here is an assignment from the BLC 17 week 11 (I think) <BR> <BR> GIVE THANKS to YOU with one Spark BLOG of THANKS. <BR> ~ expressing the positive things you’ve accomplished in this round. NO NEGATIVITY! (50pts ONE TIME) <BR> <BR> So here we go. I'm thankful that I found SparkPeople and all the friends I've found here for inspiration, support and fellowship. <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the friendships and positive motivation, exercise and nutritional help with recipes to go with the kinds... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 18:17:25 EST Giving Thanks Challenge I've had many team mates ask about the BLC 17 challenge for the weekends. Here is this weekend's challenge. We all try to get as many points as possible. The BLC is divided into several sub teams and we compete against each other (teams) The team with the highest score, wins the weekend challenge. The team with the highest weight loss has their name up in lights. I'm on the Light Blue Bombshells, our team was up in lights this week. Hoorah!!! <BR> <BR> Tis the season for “GIVING THANK... Sat, 26 Nov 2011 13:27:43 EST Thanksgiving Was Fun Our visiting and eating are over. Our company has gone home, except for my son in law's parents who flew in from Los Vegas on Wednesday night. The leftovers have been put away and stock has been frozen. I'll make soup out of it later. <BR> <BR> We had less guests than we thought were coming. Our neighbors were invited to family members on the coast. So everyone at dinner were family members. We had a very pleasant day and good food. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone's Thanksgiving Day was as ... Fri, 25 Nov 2011 13:55:18 EST ANSWERS ABOUT ME 1. Were you named after someone? <BR> My grandmothers Bertina, Josephine <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? <BR> Yesterday, good movie. <BR> <BR> 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? <BR> yes <BR> <BR> 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? <BR> pistromi <BR> <BR> 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? <BR> 4 girls <BR> <BR> 6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? <BR> Heck yeah... <BR> <BR> 7. DO YOU USE SARCASM ALOT? <BR> Not much. <BR> <BR> 8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR ... Fri, 18 Nov 2011 19:40:12 EST ANSWERS ABOUT ME WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> grandmothers, Bertina and Josephine <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? <BR> Yesterday, good movie. <BR> <BR> 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? <BR> yes <BR> <BR> 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? <BR> pistromi <BR> <BR> 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? <BR> 4 girls <BR> <BR> 6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? <BR> yup <BR> <BR> 7. DO YOU USE SARCASM ALOT? <BR> not a lot <BR> <BR> 8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? <... Fri, 18 Nov 2011 19:24:48 EST BLC 17, Bingo Board Explained This blog is for my friend, Clare. She asked me to send her the Bingo board that we used on last weekend's challenge. Since I'm not a techy and can't figure out how to send a live link (several friends have tried to help me with this and I just don't get it). <BR> <BR> Anyway, this was our Bingo board. To begin, the board was set up like the standard bingo card. 5 spaces across, 5 spaces down, a free space in the middle. It was set up to do 24 tasks daily for 4 days. I found it fun and... Thu, 10 Nov 2011 00:22:48 EST Success My successes for Monday: <BR> <BR> My computer was off line and I didn't cave into eating. The higher my frustration level, the higher my urge to eat. So, I didn't go there. Hooray!!! <BR> <BR> So, 2 with one stone, as they say. I overcame an obsticle and was able to behave and not eat. Writing a blog is also an obstilce for me. Tue, 8 Nov 2011 14:15:19 EST Successes, Day 3 Today has been very restful. It seems strange not to have garden work to do, weeds to hoe, water to set, vegetables to pick, etc. The garden has a new look, it's filled with leaves waiting to be tilled in. It looks much different than green plants, and vegetables of all colors. We call the garden a success for this year. Our only failure was that the parsley didn't germinate. We counted 45 people that we fed this summer, maybe more as we didn't count the people that recieved food at th... Sun, 6 Nov 2011 18:41:00 EST Blog about Successes, Day 2 More successes today. I got our winter coats out of the shed, there they've been stored for the summer. Cleaned the underwear drawers, put the summer clothes away and left the shed in reasonable tidiness. For the new freggie, I ate a white carrot. The taste wasn't very impressive, but my curiosity has been satisfied. <BR> <BR> This is very hard for me, one of the obsticles in my life is blogging. My BINGO board is a blackout. Sun, 6 Nov 2011 01:20:50 EST BLC 17:BLOG ABOUT SUCCESSES Today my successes have be due to the BLC 17 weekend challenge. We have a great beach challenge with a bingo board with tasks on each square. With the free space that makes 25 squares with tasks to carry out. We claim 5 points for each square covered, 10 points for each bingo (across, down or diaganal) Max 50 points per day + 50 points bonus for a blackout. With this blog, I have earned a blackout bingo board. I think that is a great success. <BR> <BR> For tasks under B, I have Behaved... Sat, 5 Nov 2011 00:10:49 EST Baby! It's Cold Outside!! BRRR!!! We woke up to 10 degrees and wind. The temperature is suppose to drop lower tonight. We heard temperatures are suppose to be 20 degrees below average. So everyone, be careful. <em>444</em> Mon, 7 Dec 2009 20:05:44 EST Are You Shopping on Black Friday? While all of you are shopping on black Friday, we will be on our way to ID. We're spending a week and will return the following Friday. Happy shopping and Happy Thanksgiving. <BR> <BR> I've decided to make a plan and stick to it. Part of the plan is eating meat and vegetables along with a sliver of dessert. Tomorrow I'll make the rest of the dishes for dinner and clean up the leaves on the back deck. I'm also going to brine the turkey overnight. Wed, 25 Nov 2009 02:03:03 EST Class Reunion After reading Charlotte's comment, I realized that I didn't blog about my class reunion. This happened on August 1. It was the hottest day of the year to date, 113 degrees. No one seemed to mind as most stayed indoors and visited. We ended up with 49 people attending and we felt that was a good number. We had 80 graduates in our class and 13 are passed. <BR> <BR> The food was good, visiting was better. One classmate retired on July 4, 2009-his independence day. I've heard he has tak... Fri, 13 Nov 2009 15:59:15 EST Getting Excited I'm getting excited. We've been planning our 45th class reunion since January. It is getting closer. Tomorrow night we're having dinner and a play. There will be very few classmates as most are coming Saturday. We don't have a head count for Saturday, but Friday night there will be around 20. <BR> <BR> My friend called to tell me who would be murdered in the play. She didn't want me doing CPR and did want me to help put white make up on him. He has a cardiac history and it just worked... Fri, 31 Jul 2009 01:52:08 EST New Year, New Me Since it is a new year, restating my goals are important to me. <BR> <BR> 48 to 64 ounces of water daily <BR> eat 5 servings of fruits and vegetables daily <BR> 30 minutes of aerobic exercise along with Nicole's Challenge <BR> log food intake <BR> <BR> These small goals will help me achieve my weight loss goals. Thu, 1 Jan 2009 15:52:15 EST