LWADE1963's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LWADE1963 LWADE1963'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/ Facebook pause http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743478 I have decided, after much thought, that I am taking a Facebook pause. I am realizing that I am spending way way too much time on this. <BR> It is a lot harder than I thought. This is idle time that I could be doing something more productive. <BR> This is only my first day but so far, I have made dinner, exercise, read bible. <BR> I have been listening to my half size podcast, and it is what Heather suggests. <BR> This is gonna open a whole new world where I am more active. <BR> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 13:41:10 EST Happy 4th of july http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731899 Independence day!! A day to be thankful for the freedom we have living in this great country! <BR> <BR> I have joined the"half size me"community. If you don't know what it is it is a great podcast and community of people that weightless and getting healthy as their goal. Heather is a great leader who has lost 130 lbs I urge everyone to check it out <BR> She was blogging about how she turned her life around on 4th of July. She used independence day as her day to break free from things in he... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 11:26:36 EST another day of negative thoughts is teaching me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731657 my second day of observations and i statements. i think it is time to take action on these things'' <BR> i have tried to be positive today but it just didnt work so well. <BR> <BR> you know what, that is ok. i am reading a lot of blogs from people to help inspire me and help motivate me. <BR> <BR> my first blog was a turnaround for me. it is time to start taking action. i need to take action and get this done. i am important enough that i need to do what ever i need to do to stay m... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 00:59:35 EST observations about myself--need help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731000 i really paid attention to myself today...my thoughts and actions a i was going about my day. these are some of the thoughts that i had regarding my negative self. i must work on these <BR> <BR> 1. my husband wanting to know why i dont want sex anymore...at first i didnt tell him but eventually i realized it wasnt fair for him to not know how horrible i felt about my body. i told him i have gained weight and didnt feel sexy. i needed to lose some weight to feel sexy again. <BR> <BR> 2.... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 01:13:59 EST i am in control of me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730671 i read a great article on my 100 day challenge group that puppies4me posted. it was about making "I" statements. so i need to start this because i have not been doing so well with excercise and eating. i doing better with the eating part than the excercise tho. <BR> <BR> i have not put excercise at the top of my list. i have put it on back burner. i need to do this first thing in the morning. i feel better about myself when i excercise and tone up. i <BR> i have been wanting to do ... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 15:12:13 EST can I survive 2 more days? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727154 2 more days till a week off. I feel like a slow moving turtle seeing the finish line but it will never get here. <BR> <BR> Haven't been feeling so good. I take effexor and I took some benadryl for about 4 nights. I think the phenaldrymaine in it contradicts my effexor. After doing research found out a cream Dr gives me for my feet also causes problems. <BR> Try asking a pharmacist or Dr if they cause problems and the answer will be"no" I been on the medication for a long time and I know ... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 13:32:44 EST gonna change my grumpy attitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719105 i have a lady at work that is lazy. just plain lazy. always trying to skate by, while i pick up the slack. i work in a factory and i dont mind hard work. i just dont like it when someone else takes easy route making me pick up slack and always do hard work. <BR> in past few days, i have really let this get to me. i go to work, immediatly get in bad mood, and am grumpy all day. <BR> <BR> i dont like being like this. i like to be happy. so starting today, ,my new mantra is: i cant c... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 12:43:43 EST havent given up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716506 so hello to everyone that reads my blog <BR> <BR> i havent given up on my health and wellness challenge that i previously blogged about. sorry i havent blogged lately but i am gonna start doing this at least every other day cause i feel so much better when i do. <BR> <BR> i am still in process of giving up sugar and processed food. i still have days when a binge starts by eating a candy bar but i can say that they are few and fat between,. i feel so much better when i stay away from suga... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:49:15 EST health and wellness phase one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696405 how many phases does my new health and wellness challenge have? i am not really sure yet. i do know that if i research and read article every day about health and wellness, i tend to be more active at applying these principals to my life. it motivates me to keep going. so this is first. every day, find an article( which is not hard cause spark has tons of them) and blog and apply it to my life. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1460839711.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 1. ... Fri, 16 May 2014 12:29:07 EST healthy habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684036 i love spark people!! let me say that first <BR> <BR> the hardest healthy habit for me to stick with is nightime eating and excercising <BR> <BR> my goal for may is to track every day and excercise, even if its just a walk. i need to stay in my calorie limit, which when i get home from work at 11 pm, i can look and see how many calories i have left i also am gonna plan better for snacks <BR> <BR> today is off to a great start i started a day early <BR> <BR> i also am trying to d... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:49:07 EST active and healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677907 being active and healthy feels so good. i believe it is Joyce Meyer that says "fake it till you make it" that is what i am doing. every day i try to add more and more activity or healthy habits to my life. <BR> <BR> yesterday i walked my dog up 2 really steep hills. 30 min walk. today i walked my moms 2 dogs--just a nice easy walk. i am eating healthy and staying in my calorie range. <BR> <BR> they say to have a plan. my plan for tmr is walk my dog and doing a workout dvd. i have... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 12:51:46 EST 3 positive things i did today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661773 Took a walk 2 days in a row-yesterday 11,000 steps and 13 flights stairs!! <BR> <BR> Fixed healthy lunch and dinner <BR> <BR> Visited my mom <BR> <BR> Sometimes its hard to think of positive things that you do each day. But if you know you are going to write itdown, it becomes a challenge that you think on all day Tue, 1 Apr 2014 13:00:13 EST 3 good things i did today for my health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657254 1. Ate more than enough protein to meet my daily quota <BR> <BR> 2. Chose healthy snacks all day <BR> <BR> 3. Read my scripture of the day Wed, 26 Mar 2014 18:54:21 EST review of march goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652369 as i look back on my goals i set for march, i have made improvement but still need more improvement., my activity is still not real good. i got to do better. <BR> been going to church and spending time with God. <BR> <BR> i still have a few weeks left and i will do better. <BR> <BR> my challenge lately has been that my son moved out. he is 24 so it is time. but i got to be honest. i am going through empty nest syndrome. i have cried several time and have felt like i am in the o zone... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:41:16 EST in one word, motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644533 Hello spark friends. I am starting another 6 day workweek which i am very tired of. But i will keep on trucking cause i have no choice <BR> In one word, today i feel motivated. Motivated to keep eating right and to keep excercising more, and to keep on praising my Lord and savior, Jesus Christ. <BR> I am getting my praise songs on my phone in anticiaption of nicer weather and long walks with my puppy. I love to praise my Lord while i am walking. My mind gets totally off walking and i dont ... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:56:46 EST march goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636922 gonna work on my nighttime eating. i have lost a lit control in this dept <BR> <BR> increase excercise to 30 min 6 days a week. i have improved in this category but i still need more improvement <BR> <BR> decrease my sugar and sweets. once again, i have made progress but have slipped back a little into old habits <BR> <BR> stay on plan and in calorie ranges every day. this includes limiting processed foods and eating healthy <BR> <BR> increase my jogging and walking times and speeds. a c... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 13:09:00 EST feeling enthused http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635301 I am feeling very enthusiastic bout my weight loss goals and program. A step at a time and i will get there <BR> <BR> I an feeling stronger and empowered. Hubby sees my new way if eating and excercising and asked if i feel didnt. Its only been 4 days so maybe its in my head. But yeah, i feel great physically and mentally Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:12:57 EST back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634447 Back on track and feelin great. Did an old tae bo tape today. It was a lot easier 25 yrs agobut i got thru it. <BR> <BR> Now i must decide- continue tae bo, turbo fire, or 30 day shred. Any opinions? Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:28:11 EST checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618621 so it is sat and i have to work again. so thankful for my job but so tired of working 6 days <BR> <BR> i did c25k today. week 2 day 3. and i even made a new recipe. i made buffalo chicken mac and cheese. it is ok. i had to substitute cottage cheese for yogurt. i think it is pretty good. not sure if i would make it again tho. <BR> <BR> had a healthy breadfast and just finished my berry green smoothie <BR> <BR> not much else going on. just wanted to blog for a minute and check in so... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 12:40:57 EST consistency http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616968 i need to remember to be consistent. <BR> <BR> the scale was up a lb this morning. i was doing better when i weighed myself 2 times per week. dont know why it was up but i need to be consistent. dont get off track on weekends. i need to count calories and track them. just eating certain healthy foods without countin calories doesnt work for me. at least not yet. i can eat 500 calories worth of healthy foods when i dont count. <BR> <BR> today is a fresh start from yesterday. i am ... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 13:51:00 EST some rules to live by http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589167 <BR> i found these rules on someones message post. i thought i would share them <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Don’t half-ass anything. Give fully and deliberately to work and rest. <BR> <BR> <BR> Examine every choice in the context of your goals. <BR> <BR> <BR> Spend the energy before your body saves it. <BR> <BR> <BR> Make each calorie worth it. <BR> <BR> <BR> Hunger is ok <BR> <BR> <BR> Push harder <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Think bigger. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:03:03 EST winter challenge goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589071 194-9.7=184.3 <BR> <BR> this is my 5% goal for the winter challenge <BR> <BR> i can do this <BR> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 10:49:16 EST i need support spark friends. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581920 my spark friends: <BR> <BR> i feel like i can be honest with you and you will not judge me and berate me. i was having such positive thinking the past 2 days and even yesterday up until bed i did really well. <BR> <BR> i have a rather personal medical problem right now that is too embarrassing to discuss. it is not deadly, just a problem that could have been prevented if i would have been smart 10 yrs ago., now i must suffer a little due to my stupidity. so, as i was going to bed, i c... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 13:14:37 EST strategies for why i cant stick with healthy eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580803 one of the big reason is my love of peanut butter. i know you can eat it if you portion it out. i just cant do that. i love it. i love it on sandwiches and by the spoonful---i am going to just not eat it. i might have it one day a week on weekends. <BR> <BR> another reason is i eat too much after work at 11 pm-- i am sticking to 200 calories after work. i am gonna do crossword puzzles, blog, or just go to sleep. <BR> <BR> i have joined gym and that is increasing my motivation. <BR> ... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 13:36:13 EST my plan for the coming new year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579409 this is the first day of new year challenge. a blank slate. a chance to start again. i want this year to be full of accomplishments for me. i dont just want to sit around. i want to set goals and reach them. <BR> <BR> i love spark people for giving me the guidance and support i need to do this. the motivation here is awesome. <BR> <BR> i have on my bucket list for this year to run a 5k. i plan on completing my c25k. i will be doing it at home mostly until weather gets nice. i w... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 12:30:45 EST motivation--from 5% challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578136 i have a lot of reasons for wanting to lose weight. being thinner is a definete reason but not on top of the list <BR> <BR> the main reason would be for my health. my dr told me my triglycerides are high. he told me this about a year ago. i just cant seem to eat right for any length of time for it to make a difference. so i have labeled this "the year of change" i am scared to death i will get diabetes, or die of heart attack, or have to go on cholesterol meds. <BR> <BR> so that is ... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 15:22:34 EST again????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565704 i am once again on the right track. i have come to realize that the road to success has a lot of failures. the difference is getting back up and keeping on versus quitting and not trying. <BR> i choose to keep trying and get rid of things that dont work. <BR> <BR> i have started several streaks. peanut butter is a weakness. i can no longer control it. i have to just get rid of it. i will be using pb2 for a taste of peanut butter. <BR> <BR> i also have come to realize that certai... Mon, 16 Dec 2013 13:26:43 EST encouragment from spark friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534916 all the support i received from yesterdays blog about my husband saying after 50 you could not be sexy really gave me some motivation. <BR> <BR> as i was thinking about this, i realized that this is one reason i am afraid to lose weight. i am afraid that i will feel sexy and my husband will not realize that i am alive and sexy.. we had problems in the past when i lost weight. when i lose weight, i want to do things and feel alive. my husband is like a bump on a log . i love him, dont g... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 12:57:16 EST getting my sexy back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533957 <BR> <BR> i havent blogged in quite a while. i thought this topic is a good place to start. it is helping me to become motivated to see this through this time <BR> <BR> i am 50, almost 51. my husband is 57. i had on a pair of jogging shorts this morning and said to him , i know these are sexy arent they? and then i laughed. <BR> <BR> he replied back to me, well, at our age it doesnt even matter. sexy is gone and not coming back. <BR> <BR> that really irritated me. i believe you ... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 13:25:19 EST i really love this great website and the people http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531997 i have flubbed up big time but it is never too late to start living a healthy life. i will learn from mistakes of the past month <BR> <BR> i have ate practically everything bad in sight. a bunch of junk food, havent excercised, havent really cared. <BR> <BR> it all started when i decided to go off effexor ( my anti deppressant) if you know anything about this drug, it is great and really will help with anxiety. but what the dr doesnt tell you is that once you are on it, you will go ... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 13:35:25 EST its the weekend, after all http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491173 in past weekends, i dont have a plan. <BR> <BR> i dont have to excercise, after all, its the weekend <BR> <BR> i dont have to track food. after all, its the weekend <BR> <BR> WRONG!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l452126287.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> this weekend is different. i am gonna track <em>370</em> <em>267</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1236041386.jpg"> <BR> <BR> i am gonna start my saturday morning ... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 13:34:45 EST favorite fall food- a & i challenge blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5490229 awww fall!! <BR> <BR> i love this season. the changing colors of leaves, the chilly days and nights, bonfires, pumpkins, and fall comfort foods <BR> <BR> one of my favorite foods this time of year is pumpkin coffee and pumpkin muffins. luckily, i have a healthy way of making the muffins. i use spice mix, can of pumpkin, and 2 egg whites. i also love homemade vegetable soup and i am planning on making more soups this year. <BR> <BR> i love the cool weather so i can jog outside. i j... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 13:05:16 EST a new challenge for me--a jogging test http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5488346 so here i am again. havent blogged for about a week. i always feel better when i blog and i am more active on spark people. <BR> <BR> i have been really getting into my c25k. today was a beautiful sunny mild day so i took it outside. i was feeling spunkier than usual so i went from week 3 to week 4. i have done the program before so i knew what to expect. <BR> <BR> like i thought, it really challenged me, which was a good thing cause i needed a good challenge <BR> <BR> here is where... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 13:53:00 EST wake up, workout, be happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474627 a new week has begun. i am glad cause i did really horrible over the weekend. gained a few pounds due to past, pizza, etc. thank goodness this is a journey and i can learn from my mistakes. i will not let this keep me off track <BR> <BR> went to 2 barb-b-q yesterday and they both were great. one of the barb-b-q was a reunion of sorts between part of my family and myself. after my sister died in nov, my sister and brother and i quit talking to each other due to some stupid stuff. i rec... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 12:50:19 EST day 3 of daily excercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468932 i have 2 more days this week for work. we are slow so they are giving us friday off. that is ok with me , it is hot and i work in a factory so i will def take it <BR> <BR> my enthusiasim is coming back with a vengeance. i have worked out every day this week. i have wore my fitbit and i am eating right. <BR> <BR> i started my c25k over cause i was just playing around with it. back to the begining and i must say that i am struggling with week 1. but i am confident that all my hard wo... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 12:52:13 EST ahhh!! its a beautiful day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5456193 ok, i am off to a great start today. <BR> <BR> i hate to get up late. i went to bed at 1am, which is normal. i slept great,but decdided to roll over at 8:15 when i woke up. the next thing i knew it was 10:15. crap!! i hate to get up that late <BR> <BR> so i drank my coffee and decided since it was nice and cool out, to take my dog on our 30 min walk. it was great. i had my praise tape on and i was praising God the whole time. <BR> <BR> i need to keep up my walks. i love them. i am n... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:20:45 EST oh crap!! i did it again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455121 well its hump day. <BR> <BR> i did horrible food wise yesterday but i did great excercise wise. i need to get it together. i am only hurting myself when i eat bad. i have figured out what works for me. i just need to stick with it. points dont work, extreme dieting dont work. the only thing that works is counting calories on spark and making sure i get in all my nutritional components <BR> <BR> i bought a really good snack mix at sams club. i knew when i bought it that it was a mist... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 13:28:20 EST everything is sunny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453682 Things turned out OK yesterday. <BR> <BR> My union president called my boss and asked what was going on. My boss literally had honey dripping from his lips. So things are good <BR> <BR> Its a nice cool day in Ohio so I am going to drink my coffee and go for a jog. My training and eating right is gonna get serious cause I want to do the turkey trot in Nov. It will be my first 5k that I have signed up for. <BR> <BR> Have a great day Tue, 13 Aug 2013 08:24:13 EST a nervous wreck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5452795 I had a week off work last week. I went in on Wed night to file a grievance. I was told I was not allowed on company premises while I am off work. I really want aware of that. The boss knew I was coming in but he might deny that now. <BR> I go back to work today and I am a nervous wreck wondering if they are gonna fire me. I have a really good job making good money. I always do things on up and up to avoid these situations. <BR> <BR> So I am sitting here at noon wishing it was 3 so I cou... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 11:56:49 EST another re-start--hey, life happens http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443054 it has been a while since i have blogged and i always feel better when i do. <BR> <BR> i am officially on vacation now. i have a whole week off. just me. no hubby or son. i love them both dearly, but this is gonna be so nice to have every evening to myself. they both work afternoons. <BR> <BR> i am using this week to get back on track. that is why i love spark peoples new get back on track challenge. i used to think that when i had to take time to focus on getting back on track ... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 09:08:20 EST another on plan day-- did i say that?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424248 i have had another day of staying on plan. i am becoming more aware of the foods i put in my body and the way they make me feel. <BR> <BR> i have got on some weight watchers threads and am following the beck diet solution. it is awesome for helping you to deal with your emotions and helping you control your eating. the message boards are a tremendous help. other people are writing in and saying things that help them. i have wrote down some of the quotes and read them before i get off wo... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:30:26 EST a not so good week so far--need support http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5393411 not doing so good this week. <BR> <BR> i am so aggravatted with myself. <BR> <BR> did so good last week. i did everything right and by the end of the week, i was exhausted. <BR> <BR> sat i decided to treat myself but i didnt track anything sat or sunday. <BR> <BR> i went to 2 parties and said no to cake and a lot of other goodies. i ended up haveing an ice cream cone early in the day and 2 donuts in the evening. i guess that might have been too much of a treat. <BR> <BR> sund... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 12:17:51 EST a huge non scale victory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388068 yesterday i had an awesome non scale victory. <BR> <BR> i am not sure my dr thought so, but i did <BR> <BR> normal triglyceride level is 150. 3 months ago, mine was 425. yesterday visit it was 345. i know that is still bad, but i have been trying a little harder the last 3 months. <BR> i thought that was great because i am trying even harder now. i know in 3 months, it is gonna be normal. <BR> <BR> i am reading and concentrating on eating right and excercise and getting all the i... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 13:35:50 EST what an awesome start to tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385850 my first great thing that happened today-- i got up at 9 am --right when the alarm went off. i have been wanting to do this cause i want to take some 10 am classes at the ymca <BR> <BR> 2. another great thing- i had the courage to go to the class at the ymca. it was high low aerobics--things like kickboxing, and then they would do weights, and then up the intesity again and then weights. the only thing i didnt do was wear a sports bra. those babies get heavy. next time, i will wear a s... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 12:57:29 EST a new week!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384576 i havent blogged in about a week. <BR> <BR> last week was a bad week nutriionally. why oh why do we do this to ourselves?? <BR> <BR> i was psyched to stay on track but my emotions of a bad day at work or frustrated with my hubby or just a bad day took over. but, i am not giving up the fight. <BR> <BR> i am back on track and more motivated than ever. <BR> <BR> i am learning from my mistakes and i wont make them again. <BR> <BR> i love how eating right feels. i love being a good e... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 12:59:11 EST another epiphany http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378011 need to do a quick blog before i go to work <BR> <BR> over the weekend i was shopping and found a really cute pair of shorts. i wear a 12 or 14 in shorts. however, in shirts, i have faced the fact that i need to go to plus size due to the fact that i am wide.( my dad, God rest is soul, would call me wide clyde). <BR> <BR> so as i was looking for a pretty purple top, i couldnt find one. so i started going to other stores. my husband was looking in sears at the tools ( dont all men). ... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 13:36:47 EST another lesson learned in eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5375722 i have several things to blog about. thats one for today and one for tomorrow . i find myself getting hooked on this sight. when something happens or i have a thought , i think about blogging and sharing it with my spark friends <BR> <BR> i had an epitamy. this is my weigh loss journey. i can join 100's of gyms and weight loss places. but until i figure out what works for me and i do it, nothing else will work. weight watchers can tell me to eat so many points, ymca can tell me what... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 15:48:11 EST things that make me smile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372057 -spending time with my mom who is 76 <BR> <BR> having coffee with my husband- he makes me laugh <BR> <BR> walking my shih tzu, luci <BR> <BR> watching my moms 3 shih tzus play with each other in the yard- this is a big one. i love love this <BR> <BR> friday at 10 pm knowing that in 30 min it will be the weekend <BR> <BR> meditating on how good God is to me <BR> <BR> Wed, 29 May 2013 23:44:46 EST 10 things my future self would say http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364578 these are my ten things that my future self would be saying about reaching my goal <BR> <BR> 1.i am so glad i stuck with my running and weight lifting? when i started weight lifting, it really helped my running to be better. and that in return, helped me to eat right. that is just what sparking is about <BR> <BR> 2. i feel so positive and self empowering. like i can do anything <BR> <BR> 3. i am so glad that spark guy made this incredible weight loss web sit-spark people <BR> <BR... Wed, 22 May 2013 12:34:32 EST my weekly goals for 5/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361654 these are my weekly goals: <BR> <BR> *stay in my daily calorie goal of 1300 calories <BR> <BR> *no more than 300 calories at night <BR> <BR> *eat at least 3 veggies per day <BR> <BR> *jog at least 3 times this week <BR> <BR> *do jillian micahels at least 3 times this week <BR> <BR> my reward for doing this perfectly all week is to get a pedicure <BR> <BR> Sun, 19 May 2013 23:21:51 EST