MANDIETERRIER1's SparkPeople Blog MANDIETERRIER1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Grateful I'm just happy and grateful. Fri, 26 Jan 2018 15:54:31 EST Gratitude #28 <img src=""> <BR> It's November. Can't believe it! Now we are coming into a really tough part of the year. Must stay strong. Must not undo last month's progress. When I am feeling meh. I like to exercise and help others. Wed, 1 Nov 2017 13:31:38 EST Gratitude #27 <img src=""> <BR> I finally made it back to 139.6. That's where I was at in January. Next goal is 136.9. That is where I was at, at some time in the late Winter/Spring. I spent most of 2017 yo yoing. Now I'm finally getting back on the right track. I will stay on track. Reaching my goals! I wish I had a picture of my scale victory. I didn't even think I would be here. So I didn't take my camera Edit: I went bac... Tue, 31 Oct 2017 13:13:20 EST Gratitude #26 <img src=""> <BR> I spend way too much time online. It's such a nice escape though. Except for twitter. Twitter is the cesspit of the internetz. 😁😂 Changed the color of my red kindness rocks to purple. Who would have thought that it would take so many coats of paint. I figured since they were in the same color family. It wouldn't take that many coats. I was wrong 😩 Fri, 27 Oct 2017 13:13:28 EST Gratitude #25 I was watching TV with my mom. I saw yet another commercial for fast food. I turned to mom and said, isn't it really sad that I can't afford fast food? She said, no it's bad for you. I wish others would decide that they couldn't afford fast food. I love my blunt momma Wed, 25 Oct 2017 11:40:58 EST Gratitude #24 <img src=""> <BR> Working on my kindness rocks. That will be shipped to other states Tue, 24 Oct 2017 19:30:49 EST Gratitude #23 Getting into eating five servings of fruit and vegetables Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:39:06 EST Gratitude #22 <img src=""> <BR> Mandie is still with me. I was so worried about her. Her anxiety is like a roller coaster. Took her to the veterinarian. Her medication has been adjusted. She's already doing so much better Thu, 12 Oct 2017 19:10:35 EST Gratitude #21 <img src=""> <BR> After a brief hiatus of floating on a nebulous sea to no where. I'm back on track. In a month I will be posting solid progress pictures Wed, 11 Oct 2017 13:05:32 EST Gratitude #20 I don't need validation from others. I will just do my thing. Doing it well Mon, 9 Oct 2017 11:39:34 EST Gratitude #19 I have made it to another day. I exercised even though I wasn't feeling it. No more excuses! Fri, 6 Oct 2017 18:56:34 EST Gratitude #18 <img src=""> <BR> I don't feel well. That time of the month. I am glad that I was able to exercise today. Even though I have uncomfortable cramps. The exercise helps a little. Thu, 5 Oct 2017 18:02:10 EST Gratitude #17 <img src=""> <BR> I am grateful for the tough times. They make the good times all the sweeter Tue, 3 Oct 2017 18:45:22 EST Gratitude #16 For the first time in five months. There isn't a lake behind my house. Which means that all the leaks have finally been fixed! Mon, 2 Oct 2017 23:05:44 EST Gratitude #15 I love getting my hair donr Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:58:16 EST Gratitude #14 <img src=""> <BR> I wondered why no one posted when they found my rocks? No one had found them. I had to hide three of them again. Just so that they could be found. I have to remember that this hasn't caught on in my little town. I need to hide them in plain sight. This one I hid today. We all need this reminder. Every once in a while Tue, 26 Sep 2017 22:33:48 EST Gratitude #13 <img src=""> <BR> It's amazing how something ugly. Can transform into something beautiful Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:46:30 EST Gratitude #12 Just found out that Downton Abbey Script Books. Were only made for seasons 1-3. None for 4-6. Such first world problems. The sifting has begun again. Seems like no time in between the last crisis and this one. Still, I hang in there. God's got this! Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:56:20 EST Day 11 of 100, Gratitude <img src=""> <BR> I should probably stop numbering the days. Since I haven't kept to a regular schedule. Even though I don't always blog. I remain extremely grateful 1. Downton Abbey Complete Script Books 2. The weather has been glorious 3. I have plenty of food and water 4. I have nice clothes, bras and underwear 5. I have a roof over my head Mon, 18 Sep 2017 18:21:14 EST Day 10 of 100, Gratitude I never want to run out of things to be grateful for 1. Time with my dad 2. Places to hide my rocks 3. Raffles 4. Salmon cream cheese 5. Spark People Sat, 16 Sep 2017 19:50:10 EST Day 9 of 100, Gratitude <img src=""> One Spark Person said, my rocks are to nice. To be stored in a plain cardboard box. So I went and found my angel box. They will sit in there. Until it's time. To release them back into the wild. 1. Nice walks 2. Good walking shoes 3. Gut instinct 4. Peanut Butter and Jelly 5. Angel boxes This box was made from a repurposed Christmas Card. It was handmade and to pretty to throw away Fri, 15 Sep 2017 14:45:49 EST Gratitude Day 8 of 100 <img src=""> It will all work out in the end. If it hasn't worked out. It's not the end. Finally coming out of the mist. Things were happening. It wasn't like I was waiting for the other shoe to fall. It felt like I was being hit by an entire rack of shoes. 1. Bad things that happen. Make the good all the sweeter 2. People who comment on my blogs 3. Resolutions 4. Time I get to spend with my mom 5. Warm weather Thu, 14 Sep 2017 19:23:46 EST Gratitude Day 7 of 100 <img src=""> So much going on. Not much of it good. Been hard to be grateful. I have my moments. 1. Nobodies died 2. I got over my cold 3. My hair accessory business seems to be doing well 4. The sun is out 5. I was able to hide a couple rocks Sat, 9 Sep 2017 18:46:00 EST Day 6 of 100, Gratitude <img src=""> <BR> 1. More doggy snuggles 2. Comfy blankets 3. Iced coffee 4. Sunny days 5. Great places for a walk Sun, 27 Aug 2017 23:01:29 EST Day 5 of 100, Gratitude <img src=""> <BR> 1. Doggy snuggles 2. My other shelter doggy loves me, too 3. Quiet Saturdays 4. Taking my dogs for walks 5. Crock pots Sat, 26 Aug 2017 15:12:05 EST Day 4 of 100, Gratitude 1. Able to get a hold of the appliance people. So that I know that I need to unplug my stove. 2. My busted stove didn't burn the house down 3. Pleasant customer service agents 4. I didn't have to cook today 5. Pizza Fri, 25 Aug 2017 22:32:17 EST Day 3 of 100, Gratitude <img src=""> <BR> 1. The beach 2. Dramamine 3. Rocks 4. Acrylic paint 5. Paint brushes Thu, 24 Aug 2017 13:20:11 EST Day 2 of 100, Gratitude <img src=""> <BR> 1. I get to put a sticker in my exercise journal 2. I have plenty of healthy food 3. My sweet doggy girls, Mandie and Olivia 4. Spark Friends 5. Warm weather Wed, 23 Aug 2017 11:54:27 EST Day 1 of 100, 100 Days of Gratitude <img src=""> <BR> I want to have an attitude of constant gratitude. So I'm going to write what I'm grateful for. Every day for 100 days 1. To be able to walk to hide my rocks 2. I have no shortage of rocks to paint 3. For finding Spark People, many years ago 4. New Spark Friends 5. This warm and beautiful day Tue, 22 Aug 2017 15:08:39 EST Decisions <img src=""> I decided to do weight watcher Points Plus. To see if I can lose the additional weight. And use a calendar and stickers. To track my exercise progress Mon, 21 Aug 2017 17:43:44 EST Still Holding I am still at 140 lbs. I know that I will get there some day. I was going to post a very sweaty after work out selfie. It was just too terrible looking. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 21:44:07 EST Goals! I have reached my exercise goals for the past seven days. Will work on logging into spark and tracking for seven days Mon, 14 Aug 2017 12:27:43 EST Hanging in There Last Week the scale finally said 140. This week the scale hadn't moved. At least I hadn't gained. One pound away from where I started. Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:44:41 EST Kindness Project <img src=""> <BR> Visiting some family in Pensacola. The city has this project called Pensacola Rocks. I was so inspired by it. That upon coming home. I searched for something similar in my town. No such luck. I did find Dundalk Rocks, but that's quite far away. So I'm going to start my own town rock project. It will help me since I have to get out and find the rocks. Then I have to get out and hide them. I hope it... Mon, 7 Aug 2017 21:20:56 EST Happy! It's a beautiful day! I'm about to go exercise. It's all good! Sat, 5 Aug 2017 12:26:44 EST Still Doing Great! It has been 13 days since my last binge! Still doing great! Tue, 1 Aug 2017 18:49:34 EST Mean Girls! I have run into a few. And they can make your life miserable. It's not high school and we are truly to old for drama. Spark People is such a wonderful place. Not many mean girls. Well there are a couple. They shall remain nameless. Just remember you all. A little kindness and empathy go a long way. In the real world and online. Sat, 29 Jul 2017 15:03:38 EST So Far Eleven days since my last binge. Didn't feel like cooking. So I got Panerra for dinner Fri, 28 Jul 2017 17:28:14 EST One Day at a Time! <img src=""> <BR> So far ten days since my last binge. Just hanging in there staying strong. It was so depressing. To remove the marbles from my progress jar. I don't want to have to do that ever again Thu, 27 Jul 2017 18:23:33 EST So Far, So Good! <img src=""> I haven't had a binge. Since my last disastrous one. It was Sunday, July 16th. I have to work hard. To train my brain to know that those are counterproductive. If losing weight was ever easy. We would all be able to accomplish it. I know there are several perfect spark people. I'm *not one of them. The landscapers removed the tree. I had to clean up the debris under it. A broken flower pot, grill and... Tue, 25 Jul 2017 14:01:55 EST So <img src=""> <BR> I've been planning to write this blog for a while. It's just been really hard. To admit a small defeat. I weigh the most that I have in ten years. Part of this is due to my menstrual cycle. I am retaining water. I can feel it. Part of it is due to a very bad day on Sunday. I really need to get the binge eating under control. Just when I think I have. It rears it's ugly head. And I eat everythin... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 13:12:45 EST What to Do I have to admit that I am feeling kind of bummed. Like I will never, ever reach my goals. I'll always be 142 and a couple ounces. 😢😭 Still I keep on. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:19:48 EST Vacation and Holidays are Over! <img src=""> <BR> Now it's time to settle down and get serious. I couldn't track or exercise while on vacation. I was staying in someone else's house. And it's hard to keep track of everything you eat at a holiday. So today I begin with new fervor! Wed, 5 Jul 2017 13:13:02 EST Turns Out! <img src=""> <BR> It turns out that most of my weight gain from vacation. Was just water weight. Must have been because I had a lot of sodium recently. I really only gained 9/10's of a pound. Sat, 1 Jul 2017 14:03:57 EST Starting Over After Vacation! <img src=""> <BR> I had a nice vacation. I gained 2.4 pounds. I had finally gotten to 140. Oh well! Here's to starting over. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 15:40:03 EST Comparison is the Theif of Joy! <img src=""> <BR> I Googled and Theodore Roosevelt said that. Instead of being happy with what you have. You sit there and look at what everyone else has. Then you're not happy with your many blessings. Same with weight. When someone started at the same time. And looks more fit. Or has lost more weight. I should know. I'm still struggling to get under 141. And keep going down Mon, 12 Jun 2017 17:19:48 EST Flowers <img src=""> <BR> I love my flowers. Next to my dogs. They are my children Sat, 10 Jun 2017 17:29:09 EST Better Day! <img src=""> <BR> Even though it's still below average temperature wise. It is a lot warmer. And the sun is shining! That makes the whole thing much, much better. Although Wednesday was bad. I didn't ache as much as I thought I would. Thu, 8 Jun 2017 17:54:27 EST The Weather <img src=""> <BR> I look at the calendar. Tomorrow is June 7. I look at the weather forecast. The temperature won't crack 70. What the? I look back at the calendar, it's not April. It's June, June 7th. I really despise this weather. February was great! March, April and May? Hateful and unseasonably cold. I don't know what I despise more? The hateful gray pall of death. Enveloping everything in suffocating gloom? ... Tue, 6 Jun 2017 23:25:30 EST It's Not for Everyone <img src=""> <BR> Personally, I choose to weigh myself everyday. That seems to be what works for me. That way I can get a better picture of my weight loss Mon, 5 Jun 2017 11:16:12 EST