MALACHAINN1's SparkPeople Blog MALACHAINN1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Back to Back So I attend physical therapy three to four times a week, for a chronic back-ache. Today I also have scheduled right after therapy to meet with my oldest daughters' teacher, due to some problems we're experiencing at home and at school. I have no idea how I'm going to get dinner on the table in time as well as get in a small walk, all before bedtime. <BR> <BR> Reminder to Me: I have a wonderful husband who is willing to do things for me, even cook. LET HIM HELP! I don't have to do this alone... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 15:03:32 EST The days of the week What do you have that is equal to or more than the days of the week? At the moment, what I have is doctors. Let's count them, shall we: <BR> 1) Primary Care x 1/month <BR> 2) Hematologist/Oncologist x 1/2months <BR> 3) Neurologist x 1/month <BR> 4) Pain Management specialist x 1/month <BR> 5) Physical Therapist x 4/week <BR> 6) Counselor x 1/week <BR> 7) Nutritionist x 1/week <BR> <BR> I can definitely state that I am feeling very out of control of my life right now. The only thing that hold... Fri, 7 Sep 2012 00:54:28 EST I tell you three times This is a strategy that my family has used for years. It comes from the tech industry where if one or even two system paths fail, you still have a backup. So I have been doing this with my nutrition trackers, through the lovely SparkPeople, then saving a copy of the daily reports, as well as writing everything down for my nutritionist, whom I see almost every week. (She's not tech-y.) <BR> <BR> My new feel-good method of hitting my daily nutrition goals is to play a game, where the objective... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 13:22:13 EST One small step So yesterday was an achievement day for me. I had eaten at home for lunch early, but we, the family, were out-and-about when the kids wanted to eat. They decided for Subway, without my promting, and (I am proud of myself for this) I only ordered a snack of apples and a small tea. NOT a full meal. We've always been social eaters, and it was easier than I thought it would be not to eat (or order) that sub. Yea me! Tue, 4 Sep 2012 11:35:20 EST A new start Five years ago this weekend, my Hubby and I bought our first (and last) home. This weekend, we bought a new mattress, a big cal-king, and all but finished putting together our bedroom. This seems to be a good weekend to start and finish new things. So my goal for this weekend next year is to be at a healthy weight, about 120-140 pounds lighter, and (hopefully) 10 sizes smaller. I am working at this goal by breaking it down into more manageable goals, 2 pound weight loss every week, and I get ... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 00:05:10 EST