MARYANNGI's SparkPeople Blog MARYANNGI's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Did you just see that plane? Spring is now gone <BR> and summer is here <BR> So eat those salads <BR> and be of good cheer. <BR> Make them pretty <BR> and make them fun <BR> Add some fruit <BR> and more than one. <BR> I love some mango <BR> and kiwi too <BR> or maybe strawberries <BR> how about you? <BR> <BR> Its not so hard when <BR> you dress them right <BR> and make them pleasing <BR> to the sight. <BR> <BR> You think one serving of <BR> dressing is not enough <BR> get it served on the side <BR> i... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 21:59:17 EST DO YOU WANNA BE CHINESE?? CHECK OUT THIS AWESOME BLOG AND SEE Tonight I checking out one of the Featured Blogs and found the most amazing Spark member's blog. It's titled "Wanna-be-Chinese". Now you would think that a blog with that title would have a great life lesson and be so funny, but is was. Then I went from one blog to the next and kept learning and laughing. So take a few minutes to click on the link below and check out LEANJEAN6's blogs. They are so well worth it. <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l_individual.asp?blog_... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 23:13:41 EST THE BLOG I DON'T USUALLY WRITE! It's true and my friends in the kennel will agree. I never blog. it's like pulling teeth. But looking forward to another New England winter, Brrrr. Who wants to even think about all that snow piling up? Or for you snow birds, not enjoying the outdoors. <BR> <BR> Need something new and interesting to try? Tired of doing the same exercise routine and not learning something new. Then why not try the 2017 Winter 5% Challenge. Lots of people to meet, new challenges each week. who could ask for mo... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 23:31:58 EST JOIN US FOR THE 2016 FALL CHALLENGE! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the Fall 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges that focus on exercise & healthy lifestyle habits. Let’s have fun, make new friends and get in shape! Challenge starts in September 24th. Please click on this link to join the Challenge and pick your team. <BR> <BR> <link> ndividual.asp... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 21:32:06 EST MAGGIE AND HER 2-LEGGED GRAMMY My name is Maggie and today I went with my human Grammy for a wonderful walk. I said good bye to my dad and off we went. <BR> <BR> We hadn't gone very far when I saw these very funny looking things. They had long, dark brown shaggy hair and I didn't think much about it. Then they started to come closer to check me out and I noticed that they were bigger than me. I looked at Grammy and she said that they were Miniature Ponies - whatever that is. So then we kept on walking. There were so many ... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 21:38:16 EST SPRING WILL BE HERE SOON!!! LOOKING FOR A NEW CHALLENGE???? I don't know about you, Spring makes me think about so many things, Planting a garden, going for hikes, losing those 5 pounds that I gained over the Winter. Oops did I actually say that?? LOL <BR> <BR> If you are interested in a new challenge, then check out the 2016 Spring %5 Challenge. The Challenge is an 8 week challenge and the goal is to lose 5% of your body weight. There are 12 teams on the team. You can choose your team or click on the "Any Team is Great" thread. There teams that are... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 22:04:42 EST IT TOOK ME 5 YEARS TO FIGURE IT OUT! I have been feeling kind of down the past couple of days. Someone posted something on Facebook titled "7 Things I Learned When My child Died" and for some reason I read it through. It really helped but it also made me a bit sad. And then I took a good look at how I wasn't doing my best to live my life in the present. <BR> <BR> Diane and I often watch a My 600 lb Life. The other night my DH and I finally figured out why. My reasons aren't like many of those who have gotten to that weight, it ... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 00:22:52 EST RE-WORKING THOSE LIFESTYLE CHANGES I NEED TO MAKE Well it happened again. Labor Day Weekend I had 3 seizures back to back, fractured the top part of my humerus and tore my rotator cuff all to heck and back again!! And again it's all due to stress!! <BR> <BR> Hey wait a minute, haven't I been working on this since last September???? Yeah, I have!! Seems like maybe not enough or maybe there is just a different type of stress that is causing more trouble than I realized. Namely a MIL with dementia who stays with us during the day. <BR> <BR> S... Sun, 27 Sep 2015 21:53:49 EST MY FIRST HIKE SINCE HIP SURGERY TODAY!! What an awesome day I had. Taking my first hike since my surgery on June 16th was incredible. Unfortunately would you believe that my cell took better pictures than camera!?? So I have only 3 pictures to for my blog. <BR> <BR> Mary and I went to Crawford Notch in Northern New Hampshire this morning and what a beautiful morning to hike. Temps in the low to mid 70s with a nice breeze. We started off by hiking around the pond (which is where I used that darn camera) before heading to the Beec... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 21:15:23 EST WOO HOO!! I'M THE MOM OF A CHEF!!! The past 2 years have all been leading up to this day! It has been a roller coaster of a ride let me tell you. Each and every high and low have been leading up to this though. <BR> <BR> For the past 2 years my son has been going to culinary arts school. Cooking is has always been his first love, but there were so many other things out there that interested him. There were also some really stupid things that led him to a 2 year jail term. But if you were to ask him, it was the best wake up... Wed, 6 May 2015 22:09:24 EST GOT IN AN EXTRA 10 MINUTES OF EXERCISE! On Tuesday, I dared my Spririted Underdawgs team to do an extra 5 minutes of exercise a day. I am proud to say that today I got in an extra 10!! <BR> <BR> That may not seem like a lot, but due to an upcoming surgery and chronic pain, any exercise done is a great day. My current short-team goal is to be able to to walk 1-1.5 miles by May 30th, the end of the Spring 5% Challenge. I am proud to say that today, I walked .7 miles. It may not be what I used to do, but it felt awesome. I have a bud... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 21:46:00 EST IS THERE A HAPPY MEDIUM???? My doctor called the other day and said that he was concerned about my cholesterol levels and had some blood work done. My cholesterol is high, but manageable with diet and exercise. High cholesterol runs on both sides of my family which means I should have been paying better attention. <BR> <BR> So last week, I started seriously tracking everything I ate. It seems like if I get calories, fat, cholesterol right, then I mess up on carbs and fiber. If I get something else right, then something... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 21:36:14 EST SOMETIMES THINGS AREN'T WHAT THEY SEEM! This evening a fellow Spark member and I were discussing a friend. The friend is having difficulty with self image and asking for help. My friend said that this person doesn't blog about her feelings so others aren't aware of what is going on. <BR> <BR> My reply was this: " Maybe she is a lot like me. I have a very difficult time asking others for help" Her reply was you usually figure it out. But what she doesn't realize that sometimes I really need the support from others but don't know ho... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 22:59:58 EST SPARK HAS SOME VERY AMAZING PEOPLE Today is one of rare days that I read through blogs. And boy did I learn some awesome things. <BR> <BR> I learned that looking at the big picture can make things seem bigger than they are. Member STEPH-KNEE said she needs to lose 32 pounds. But instead of that number staring her in the face she said "I just have to lose 1 pound, 32 times!" <BR> <BR> Another member's blog made me realize that what I see and feel inside is so much more important than what I (and other's) see outside. That I ... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 22:47:33 EST WILL THINGS EVER LEVEL OUT??? OK, seizures dealt with, I have been working on my 4 very important life changes. Had my levels checked and only 1 needs to be tweaked. <BR> <BR> Now I am having to deal with some strange side effects to my new meds. I go from wanting to cry, to very angry, or wanting to sleep sometimes 12 hours a day. I am really hoping that these things even themselves out soon. Some of the things I was angry about were justifiable, but they were extreme to the max. <BR> <BR> I have started walking eve... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 18:52:31 EST SOME MAJOR LIFE-STYLE CHANGES I NEED TO MAKE. This entry has taken a while to figure out how to write what I wanted to say. So here I go and I hope it comes out making sense. <BR> <BR> Many of you may not know that I am an epileptic and have 2 types of seizures. It's not something I generally share because is has cost me jobs, friendships and relationships. I actually had 1 gentleman friend tell me if I had another seizure, he would leave me. Needless to say, I left him! <BR> <BR> Occasionally stress or lack of sleep might trigger a se... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 20:43:02 EST MY FALL 5% CHALLENGE COMMITMENTS Ok Diane, I know that this will be a shock to your system. I am blogging!! This is so unusual for me. <BR> <BR> Fall 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment: <BR> <BR> Minimum of 20 minutes of cardio daily. This will probably mean that I will be doing 2 10-minute walks at first, but I will get there and more. I am also rejoining the gym. <BR> <BR> Strength training every Monday, Wednesday & Friday. I will find exercise videos that work for me <BR> <BR> <BR> Check List: <BR> Gym clothes - ch... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 22:40:53 EST I AM OFF AND - - WALKING!! I had my first cortisone shot on Monday and I almost danced out of the Orthopedic clinic! <BR> <BR> What a huge difference. No pain when I walk, go up the stairs, and even when I tie my <em>331</em> ! I couldn't do the sneakers before. <BR> <BR> I went for my first real walk in almost 4 months today and it felt wonderful. It was a short walk - 15 minutes - because I don't want to start to quickly and mess things back up, but it was the best walk in a long time. I felt so energized when ... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 21:44:55 EST FROM FEAR TO HOPE! Fear can be a terrible thing, but when you let it control you it can be very destructive. And I learned this the hard way. <BR> <BR> In a previous blog, I learned that I was going to need hip replacement surgery very soon. I let this take over my life. But sometimes the wise words of friends can point you in a different direction and mine was to get a second opinion. I am so very glad that I did. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I met with a different surgeon and he advised that I not have surgery and t... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:25:35 EST FEAR is something I never expected! Not in a million years. Now let me explain. <BR> <BR> In November I started having severe pain in my hip. It was effecting my workouts and getting progressively worse. So I went to my primary care physician and he sent me to a specialist. <BR> <BR> But sometimes ignorance is bliss!! I had e-rays taken and met with the orthopedic specialist. He looked at the x-ray and asked me if it (the hip) was worth saving. Saving???? Was he really saying what I thought he was. The shock must have shown ... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 19:47:11 EST I PROMISE. I WILL NOT QUIT! Special thanks to SPARKLINGHOPE & JBASKETT63 for this great pledge. I am signing this and hoping that you do the same. <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, to forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 18:44:55 EST DEPRESSION REALLY STINKS!! For the past couple of months I have known that things weren't right, but last weekend things hit the fan. Depression kicked with a kick to the gut and it knocked me for a loop! Didn't want to get out of bed, didn't want to get dressed, had to push myself to exercise, and had no real appetite. <BR> <BR> This was my DD's favorite time of year from a couple of weeks before Halloween to mid-January. She even went trick or treating when she was 17. She and a friend dressed up, went out and then ... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 20:56:36 EST I CAIN'T SAY NO AND I NEED TO LEARN HOW!! Yesterday I missed something very important to me and I am so angry with myself. It has nothing to do with food, but a commitment to myself and my BLC22 team the Spies. I let them and myself down. <BR> <BR> Between volunteering in our Kiwanis food booth for 14 hours over 2 days cooking, driving a friend to 240 miles round trip in Monday, working Tuesday & Wednesday all day, I was completely wiped. Plus taking MIL to the doctor's on Wednesday AM. I had one commitment to myself and I blew ... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:36:31 EST I TOOK THE BLINDERS OFF AND FOUND ME! Something happened the other day that helped me realize that for the past 55 years many of the things I did were to please others. From the cut of my hair, to grades in school, to in some cases my appearance! Wow! Is this really what I had been doing?? <BR> <BR> Yes, I lost weight for myself. But there was also that little voice in the back of my brain thinking that finally I would have my parents approval. It's not that they don't love me-don't get me wrong there. But no matter what I ha... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:39:34 EST 11 7/8" Gone - BLC22 is Awesome Last night a friend of mine listened to me whine (no cheese with that please) about being "stuck". Well sort of stuck. I stress ate the other night and when I weighed-in for BLC22 this week, I had gained 1.4 pounds. The good news is that when I weighed-in for the 5% Challenge today, I was back at the same old number - 175 pounds. <BR> <BR> So the really smart woman says; "Do you have a tape measure?" Me being me of course I did! She said to take my measurements! And with a really big sigh,... Sat, 10 Aug 2013 22:43:26 EST STRESS EATING - AGAIN! For the past 2 month I have been doing well - no stress eating! But yesterday was a different story. Things at home kept piling up and the pile just got so big that I turned to food. What a stupid thing to do. <BR> <BR> Instead of relying on my Spark Friends from several teams, I turned to food for whatever reason. And the result wasn't pretty. To much food, junk food eaten that I don't usually eat=severe stomach cramps all day! Should have remembered what happened when I ate those stupid Du... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 22:08:20 EST THE BEST NSV EVER!! Saturday I went to my family reunion and had a great time. Remember those things where you see people you haven't seen in forever?? <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Lots of family members came up and said how great I looked and what was I doing to get to this point in my journey. Told them all the same thing - lots of hard work, watching what I eat and the great support I get from the wonderful site I found online. <BR> <BR> But the best to things that were said were what topped everything. O... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 14:57:00 EST I'M SABOTAGING MYSELF!! Tonight I came to the realization that for the past couple of days (maybe even longer) I have been sabotaging myself. While talking to a friend (DIANDOESSMILES), I knew the only way I could figure out why was to put it into something I could read when and if this ever happened again. <BR> <BR> Don't get me wrong, I'm not going to blame anyone but me. Granted, my weight-loss has made my DH nervous, he bakes to tempt me, he thinks that when I get to my goal I might leave (foolish man). But ... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 23:58:42 EST THE STRANGEST THING IS HAPPENING! Recently I have been exercising more and losing weight. My Spark Nutrition Tracker in its infinite wisdom decided it needed to increase my calorie intake. So I have been tracking consistently, but the strangest thing is happening! <BR> <BR> For some reason my brain (and maybe my stomach) seems to think it's OK to eat things that I haven't even thought about in a long, long time just because there are more calories to eat. For example, tonight instead of having my usual healthy dinner, I g... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 23:09:42 EST My BLC22 GOALS - TAKE 3! 1. Track nutrition daily and stay within my calorie range - good or bad. I recently tracked faithfully for 1 week and exercised for 6 days with 1 day of rest. I lost 2 pounds that week! Nutrition tracking is a must for me. <BR> <BR> 2. Be consistent about exercise. Exercise 6 days a week with Wednesday as a rest day. I will exercise a minimum of 30 minutes a day and walk or hike daily. If the weather isn't cooperating, then I will use the treadmill to complete my walk. <BR> <BR> 3. T... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:48:35 EST I'M SUPPOSED TO EAT HOW MUCH!!! A few months ago I started using SparkCoach. I have used each different program as I needed them About 6 weeks ago, I hit a plateau and it started right after Spark changed my calorie intake. <em>234</em> GRRRRRRRRRRR <BR> <BR> So I talked to my trainer, and changed it back to the old settings. Simple right?? I started to lose again, but about .2 pounds a week. So - - I joined the plateau part of SparkCoach. I also joined BLC22. Between the 2, I am down to 180 pounds and am begi... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 13:34:28 EST I LAUGHED AND THEN I CRIED!! That may sound totally off the wall, but I did! <BR> <BR> For the past couple of weeks, all of my pants have been fitting horribly-especially in the legs and butt. It never occurred to me that it might be the size. We all know that for some reason manufacturers figure if you are plus sized, then you must have big legs. <BR> <BR> Well, my DH has an appointment in another town. Low and behold, there was a WalMart there! I figured what the heck I will try on a size 14. I grabbed 2 pair-ea... Sun, 5 May 2013 16:09:38 EST A THANK YOU TO SOME SPECIAL PEOPLE Although I still have a ways to go until I reach goal, I would like to say thank you to some very supportive people that have helped a lot during the last 6-8 months. That may sound strange since I haven't reached goal yet, but they have me supported me when I needed it most! <BR> <BR> First off, my parents. They have been there every step of this journey. They are the first ones I call when I hit the scale for my weekly weigh-in. And lose or gain I have their support. <BR> <BR> My son... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 14:18:48 EST -45 POUNDS AND COUNTING! WHEN DID THAT HAPPEN? While volunteering at a local emergency food pantry the other day, one of my co-workers noticed that I had lost quite a bit of weight. She asked how much I had lost and I told her I honestly didn't know. Sounds strange you might think, but I have always looked at the scale or how my clothes fit-not how much I had lost. <BR> <BR> Well yesterday, another person asked me the same question. So I figured I might just as well do the math. When I started my lifestyle change journey (about 2 wee... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 21:52:45 EST DOES WALKING 2 DOGS COUNT EXTRA??? I recently started walking my HS's GF's 2 golden retrievers Zelda and Tanus. They are great and once we get away from the road they are allowed to run free most of the time. <BR> <BR> But let me tell you, until I get to the point where I can let the loose, I get some pretty good exercise. Not only am I walking 2-70 pound dogs, but to keep them from taking off I am using all of my core and upper body muscles. Core especially it feels like right now! Top that off with muddy trail condit... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 19:26:54 EST WOOHOO!! 3 MORE POUNDS LOST! This morning I weighed-in and I was shocked. I am now down to 186.4 pounds! Between Jacob - my personal trainer, the Biggest Loser Challenge, the 5% Challenge and tracking like fiend, the scale is starting to move again. YIPPEE!! <BR> <BR> But all this hard work has come with a strange price tag. Because I am exercising more, my calorie limits have changed. Who would have thought that an extra 100-175 calories would feel like so much more. I have felt like a stuffed turkey the past c... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 22:21:54 EST 5K YOUR WAY & MARCH EVALUATION!! WOO HOO! For some reason, this month's evaluation with Jacob had me in a minor panic this AM. I know that the weight loss was a bust due to over compensating after 2 hpyoglycemic episodes. But I didn't gain! <BR> <BR> Here are this month's figures. I am pretty darn proud of them. <BR> Plank: 56 seconds +20 seconds <BR> Modified Pushups: 20 +3 <BR> Mile: 15 minutes down 22 seconds <BR> Weight: stayed the same <BR> Body Fat %: 40.6% -.6% <BR> BMI: stayed the same <BR> Waist: 41.75" -.75" <BR> H... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 12:53:57 EST THIS WILL BE TOUGHER THAN I THOUGHT! Tonight I started the 5K Your Way Walk/Jog Program. I only got about 2/3's of the way through though. Could be because I had just eaten or it could be because my asthma was bothering me. Who knows. All I know that it is going to be tougher than I thought. <BR> <BR> So, I will try again on Tuesday. I have never been a quitter, so it's back to the drawing board I go. The good news is that I didn't make a fool of myself and fall off the treadmill. That would have been most embarrassing ... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 20:37:42 EST THREE THINGS I ACCOMPLISHED TODAY One of my SparkCoach assignments today was to put down 3 things that I accomplished today. So, here they are: <BR> <BR> 1. Completed 3 planks <BR> 2. Tried a new exercise. <BR> 3. Did 3.5 miles in 14 minutes on the bike at the gym. <BR> <BR> Wow. Putting things in black and white makes the accomplishments made me realize that I am doing positive things for a healthier me. <BR> <BR> Then I stopped to think about what I did at the gym yesterday. Let's see: <BR> 1. A 15.5 minute mile <BR> ... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:54:24 EST WHAT A TWIT I WAS TODAY!! I am hypoglycemic and today I did a very foolish thing. <BR> <BR> I went to the gym to weigh myself. Only thing it was at 9:30 AM. I hadn't had enough protein in the snack I had the night before. To top things off, my hubby took me out to breakfast as a surprise because I lost 1.6 pounds in the past two weeks. Dummy me had pancakes for breakfast. No protein. All those carbs burned off really fast. <BR> <BR> My husband says about 1 hour later, I turned dead white and looked like I was ... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 21:36:36 EST NEW WORKOUT CLOTHES!! Today I bought some new workout clothes (in a smaller size of course) and equipment. Namely a couple of sports bras and tees. Yoga mat and a foam roller. <BR> <BR> The tees were a must. I am soooo sick of my current workout clothes. Everything is either black or some shade of gray. YUCK! kind of depressing if you ask me. Well no more. I got a pretty blue and a nice spring green. The only thing I forgot to get was some sneakers to wear when I exercise at home. Seems kind of sill... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 22:41:49 EST TWO GREAT EVALUATIONS & WEIGH-INS! Thursday I had my monthly evaluation with my trainer Jacob. He does weigh-ins, measurements, endurance and body strength checks. I lost 1.6 pounds this month, and a total of 3.5" off my waist & hips (since starting in December). I completed a walking mile (including warm-up) in 15 min 20 sec, at 36 second plank (a miracle since I could only do 15 seconds when I started) and 20 push-ups. Whew! But it's all worth it, <BR> <BR> Friday, I met with my doctor for a recheck. In December, I ... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 15:09:06 EST ME AND MY BIG MOUTH! When doing cardio at the gym Wednesday night, I noticed that my personal trainer was just finishing up with another client. (I hope that I don'!t look like he did after his workout!) I commented that I hadn't felt as sore as after some of the other workouts after Monday's session. I thought this was I good thing right? Boy was I wrong!! <BR> <BR> When I met with him yesterday (Thursday) he had changed my workout. Tweaked what he calls my warm-ups (NOT) and added a short set of push-up... Fri, 21 Dec 2012 05:17:18 EST WHAT HAVE I LET MYSELF IN FOR??? Today was the first time meeting with my personal trainer. Our first day was spent doing testing - leg press machine, chest press machine, planks, push-ups and the checking to see how fast I could walk a mile along with the dreaded Body Fat measuring and waist/hip measurements. <BR> <BR> I did better that I thought I would. I can do 6 reps of 90 pounds on the leg press machine, 5 reps of 50 pounds on the chest press machine, hold a plank for 15 seconds with great form (better than I even i... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 19:59:26 EST Health issues and major decision Today I got some very surprising news. I am anemic and my PC isn't sure why. And the anemia is also very recent. In October I donated blood and your iron is tested. My iron was 13.6 which is very good. When I had my blood tested this month things were off, so I had a more complete blood panel done. So far, all I need is iron supplements. Keep your fingers crossed. <BR> <BR> Now for the major decision. I don't know how many times I have tried doing the 28-Day Bootcamps - and I don't m... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 21:51:35 EST EXCUSES, EXCUSES & WHAT I AM DOING ABOUT THEM Today's SparkCoach lesson is about "mistakes" in my health lifestyle journey and how I perceive them. I will be the first to admit - I am a perfectionist about most things. When I mess something up, it will drive me nuts. Not quite OCD, but darn close at times. <BR> <BR> For the past week I have been slacking off when it comes to eating healthy, exercising and tracking things. My excuse has been that the Fall 5% Challenge would be starting on Saturday and I would begin then. Ha!! <BR>... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 10:33:05 EST Stress is affecting my sleep!! ONe of my assignments this week for SparkCoach is reporting how stress or anxiety are affecting my weight loss. <BR> <BR> Boy is that an understatement. For the past 3 weeks, my amount of sleep has been so far off, I have been considering joining the Sleep Challenge! I know that I need a certain amount of sleep due to a medical condition, but this is getting ridiculous. There are some nights where I only sleep 4-5 hours. It has gotten so bad that I will be taking a prescribed sleep aid w... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 23:34:15 EST NO MORE FAT PANTS!! YOO HOO!!! Yesterday I got the shock of a lifetime! I walked into a local restaurant and said hello to a couple of people I know. One of them has always been a smart alec, but what he said kind of shocked me. He said; "Hi there miss baggy pants." I didn't know whether to be angry or happy. I know that he didn't mean it in a cruel way because he was absolutely right!! <BR> <BR> I had 3 pair of pants that fit right. Everything else is either falling off or close to it. They are also extremely b... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 13:56:29 EST IT'S WORKING!! -1.2 POUNDS THIS WEEK! Ok folks - this may be a record! Two blogs in one week! DIANEDOESSMILES is going to have a heart attack! LOL <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> A couple of weeks ago I joined the SparkCoach Team. What a difference it seems to be making. One on one help if I need it, daily videos with plenty of tips, check-ins for myself, and lots of great info. What more could anyone ask right. <BR> <BR> I will admit that I can be a sceptic about anything that sounds to good to be true. But I was at the point w... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 13:03:41 EST What a Difference Eating Healthy is Making For the past week, I have been planning my meals the day before. My DH isn't to crazy about it, but it is making a difference for my <BR> <BR> 1. I have more energy. Things are getting done around my home. Which also means I am sleeping. <BR> 2. I am losing weight again and my clothes are fitting bettter. <BR> 3. I am starting morning exercises. Now this may not be permanent (I am a bit of a night bird <em>211</em> ) but who can tell. <BR> <BR> Using SparkCoach is keeping me more ac... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 17:09:29 EST