MAMASPRIDE7711's SparkPeople Blog MAMASPRIDE7711's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Going good... It's the end of the week; I feel great about this week! I did at least 20 minutes of exercise everyday except Wednesday! Food intake is getting better, I am doing good with fruits, but veggies are still a struggle for me. The only veggie I ate this week was lettuce on a few sandwiches and salad with tomatoes. These veggies can get pricey and they go bad in a few days but I'm gonna try harder to work my way up to 3-5 veggies a day! I had spinach in a salad last week from a salad bar at the res... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 22:04:59 EST It's a new Week! Today is Monday! I only walked 3 days last week and as you know didn't keep good eating habits over the weekend. Although when my hubby took me out to dinner I had a nice grilled steak and grilled shrimp, but the appetizer was fried and I couldnt resist! I didnt have dessert so I didnt over-do it too bad. <BR> <BR> Well this week has started off pretty good. My son kept me up til 1 am so I slept in and didnt have breakfast but I did have a turkey sandwich and baked chips for lunch! Dinner w... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 20:39:27 EST Busy Week.... First I'd like to say Sorry I haven't been here for a few days, it was mine and my husbands birthday and we were spending time together. My husband also had some dental work done and I was making lots of soups and keeping busy taking care of him and our son! This week hasn't been good food choice wise or exercise, but I will say this, I Did Not Give Up, as you can see I am continuing my journey. I just need a good nights rest from all the celebrating with hubby, who returned to work today. To... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 02:10:56 EST Busy, blah day..... I had more things to get done today than any regular day. Therefore I was challenged today with my food choices. On the run all day, for lunch I made a wise choice with salad, but it was self serve salad bar so I added a few extras from the bar(like pudding)....not so wise but not extremely bad. Dinner on the other hand was before I went grocery shopping and the salad had really worn off and my gut was twisting! I had tacos :/ 340 Cals for 2! Wow I really have been hurting about that one bc i... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 00:42:41 EST Feeling the love.... My husband was off today and we spent the entire day together! We even went for a mile walk together and he helped me keep my pace! We also spent some time walking around the duck pond and just enjoying the day! IT WAS LOVELY! We dont get many days like this bc he works many hours and is tired when he comes home. He has a goal now to complete a mile and half run in less than 15 minutes, I am glad he is setting a goal for himself! So after having a nice, relaxing day with him and our son, I fi... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 00:18:32 EST Weekend is over! I always use to think of weekends as FAT because for us it was usually eating fast food or unhealthy takeout! This weekend I feel so GREAAAT!! Why? Because for the first time in YEARS, I prepared my own meals at home and they were completely healthy for me! The weekends use to be lounging on the couch with a soda and bag of chips or candy.....This weekend was moving around the house, watching and actually DOING workout videos(since it was too cold to take my son outside)! When I did sit down ... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 21:26:45 EST Health is Important! I'd like to start off by saying it feels great when you know you are doing something GOOD for your health! In the past I have not taken charge of much in my lifestyle. I ate fast food 3-4 times a week! I've always enjoyed cooking but making it healthy was a challenge! Through SparkPeople I've gained knowledge on recipes and guidance along the way with meal planning! Today was a lazy day for me, my husband is working so my son and I just took a stroll at the park. I still did a 20 minute walk ... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 21:39:22 EST Feelin Great! Today I have been feeling happy & uplifted! As I see the scale move down, it elates me to know that I am doing a great job and I am a long way from my goal but I am Sticking to it! My hubby and I had a discussion and he is right along with me, he tells me he is by my side even when he's at work, he's just a phone call away! I feel 10x better knowing that he will always support me. SP has helped me tremendously this first week that I started so I am very Thankful to have found it! There are ma... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 19:34:50 EST Better days ahead....... Today was tough.......I wish I had more support at home. Its just me, my husband and son. I am trying to be strong and do it on my own but I'd like some input every once in a while. I guess that is why I joined SP so I will have that support and motivation. My husband works very long hours, and being a firefighter/EMT and a Police officer, he is usually under stress so I dont want to add to his load. I am thankful that I have to ability to stay home with my 15 month old son and being able to ... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 21:28:09 EST Nighttime Snacking! I did so good the first few days, my calorie intake is just a little over the limit, but I am trying hard! What gets me is the late night snacks before bed! When my son is playing and watching TV I tend to grab a handful of nuts or chocolate! I can't seem to stop it. My calorie intake was great today but then comes boredom.......I am reading weightloss stories and just grab a snack from the table next to me.....How Sad! My husband has been working alot and I have no one to talk to, so I turn ... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 00:20:55 EST