MANDIETERRIER1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MANDIETERRIER1 MANDIETERRIER1'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/ Gratitude #23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6423093 Getting into eating five servings of fruit and vegetables Thu, 19 Oct 2017 19:39:06 EST Gratitude #22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6420859 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11bdcb27-3cb1-4ad0-a883-91c37ceebe68.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6420428 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/00593de6-e7dc-45cc-a2ef-fa880d868e9e.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6419711 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6418812 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6418449 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0b94d294-b68a-45be-b091-84b503d121b7.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6417763 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3616e46f-313e-47ce-9d61-d684c05533cb.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6417480 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6415688 I love getting my hair donr Wed, 27 Sep 2017 13:58:16 EST Gratitude #14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6415445 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aa80917e-b3ce-4ae6-82b2-e2d35ce48bdf.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414919 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dab8a882-9d50-4acb-bfba-f28047b9cf25.jpg"> <BR> It's amazing how something ugly. Can transform into something beautiful Mon, 25 Sep 2017 12:46:30 EST Gratitude #12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413906 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412576 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/edb74966-24f7-4926-967c-527599b36194.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411900 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411537 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f244bed5-494a-46b5-b821-ca23bad694cf.jpg"> 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411260 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/24b5bb76-3ac9-4ec9-8226-4bc9421159fb.jpg"> 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409425 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/da7c05d9-6aa8-4f87-8cc9-974f0b833f46.jpg"> 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404744 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7d74fbf5-c086-4225-bd91-92fd52ad5968.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404239 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3499a129-6de8-4832-aedb-3c39510c956b.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404020 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403489 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6a4f1b15-e0e1-437e-98bd-eb27c42bfb0f.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403093 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7fa24eaa-c8b3-4bab-b500-7024635f98c9.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402786 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/df345f04-1c42-43dc-bc67-58f4b088b7de.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402449 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ca915d71-3527-4c30-9951-b70f2a27d7f6.jpg"> 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401457 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399772 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398773 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397224 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76c3723f-11c8-43ed-bb0a-d5a5b2d39da6.jpg"> <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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396310 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394794 It has been 13 days since my last binge! Still doing great! Tue, 1 Aug 2017 18:49:34 EST Mean Girls! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393547 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393199 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392824 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e12f7286-80fc-4c3c-9df8-3e8d49a7ebf9.jpg"> <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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391924 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d48cf080-5a9a-4c92-88df-c65a7cd790c4.jpg"> 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390245 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7891c6bc-2a6d-4136-b01f-25b241a66142.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386552 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383659 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/74d90a7f-67da-4984-8374-8134af6f3f89.jpg"> <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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382055 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0ddabc17-1c67-43ff-843e-e1a8cf37a352.jpg"> <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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381704 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/afd08e7d-62f1-4320-8b91-bd1dcbc5a28e.jpg"> <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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374278 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9a308def-d3ae-4620-8058-b76bf26bad82.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373404 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ef33e659-2e47-4c7f-8463-69fbf23c0eaf.jpg"> <BR> I love my flowers. Next to my dogs. They are my children Sat, 10 Jun 2017 17:29:09 EST Better Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372635 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3ef4ce69-1d5e-411f-9388-6e490756d0f9.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371872 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8b32588e-6de6-4c4d-bb17-c7cd516371ca.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371156 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a0b065ee-5ab5-4687-a931-ed4158b5bc77.jpg"> <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 Was Feeling Awful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6370139 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4830c390-c0ec-48e3-91d7-128e916db404.jpg"> <BR> I thought I was doing well. Then I gained two pounds this week. I felt really awful. Then I got my "ladie times" So that explains the weight gain. I'm just hoping that I don't gain two pounds every month. Or else I'll never make any progress Sat, 3 Jun 2017 00:17:43 EST Garden of Remembrance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369570 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c743d57-74b0-48c5-bb4e-4e474537afd9.jpg"> <BR> I was looking at Rosie's Garden of Remembrance. Decided she needed a flower. To fill in the spot where the daffodils are dying. I ordered a Lavender Stardust Day Lily. Will photograph, when it grows and blooms. Thu, 1 Jun 2017 16:21:10 EST Hamster Wheel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368566 Don't mind me. I sometimes feel like I'm on a hamster wheel. Not getting anywhere with my goals Tue, 30 May 2017 12:48:03 EST FOR LADIES ONLY! GROOMING SECRETS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6367902 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b4ad2a3f-4a8d-48be-85f0-a92784bb2eb4.jpg"> Seriously men fellows. You don't want to read this 😂 You know how certain parts of your body can get rather hairy? You may feel the need to groom during swimsuit season? Then it gets itchy as the hair grows back? I found a product that helps with that. It's in the baby care aisle. It's works really well. They even have an all natural version. And certain times of the month. When certain a... Sun, 28 May 2017 23:34:57 EST Roses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6367332 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd39a992-c9e2-4087-a9c0-d95225b0e4eb.jpg"> <BR> We need to care for ourselves. Just like we would care for a prized rose bush. Lots of water Lots of sun Good food We need to cut out or prune things that aren't good for us Most of all If the weather is harsh, cover ourselves in a warm blanket Sat, 27 May 2017 14:18:15 EST On Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6366144 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ab4e9263-b19d-4887-b20a-a1f4b9daec2f.jpg"> <BR> Even though I haven't blogged every day. I have stayed on track. No binging. I have finally come to the realization. No matter what the circumstance is. Eating myself out of house and home won't change the situation. I have a snack at night. Then if I want more, it has to be fruit or vegetables. Which I still track. The weather really bums me. We had nice weather for about a week. Then it went... Wed, 24 May 2017 15:44:27 EST