MARYANNSQUEST's SparkPeople Blog MARYANNSQUEST's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Starting over: Doc and Nutritionist wants daily records Hi <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I have been away from Spark People for about 6 months with working on me and some family issue. Time to take care just me now, family is totally doing lots better. I have missed so many of my Dear Friends and I truly need to apologize to all of you. Why? Because I went off line with out so much a word. I hope you forgive me. <BR> <BR> Today is the start of a new week, so here I go: <BR> <BR> I am only 16 pounds from my target weight and the Doc wants to ... Sun, 19 Nov 2017 12:01:22 EST Ready, Set , Go ! Hi Everyone, <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> On July the 1st , I will be enjoying the start of the Summer 5% Challenge!. It is an awesome adventure to do. What happens on the Challenge: <BR> <BR> A. You meet Awesome <em>345</em> Team mates and others who all have the same idea! What's that idea. " Making a Healthy Lifestyle". <BR> <BR> B. You and your Team Mates go on a Plane Ride to a Destination of a lifetime and collect miles by exercise minutes. The first three teams get extra poi... Sat, 17 Jun 2017 18:20:28 EST 5% Spring Challenge Hi all you wonderful Spark People, <BR> <BR> Well its almost about time for the 5% Spring Challenge to start, They are still accepting membership as of today. <BR> <BR> Please come join us for the support we give each other, the friendships we grow, and the achievements we have for a healthier lifestyle. <BR> <BR> The Team goes on an plane trip and are awarded miles for exercise, and etc. <BR> <BR> I have been a member for a few years now, and have enjoyed it so much. Why you might ask... Tue, 28 Mar 2017 16:51:00 EST 5% Challenge to Start on January 2nd! Woo Hoo! <em>244</em> the waiting is almost over!!!! <BR> <BR> One of the best Teams I have been on here at Sparkpeople is the 5% Challenge Teams. The Winter Challenge will be starting soon. What makes this Team so great!. <BR> <BR> 1. The support and encouragement of Team Members is awesome! <em>223</em> <BR> <BR> 2. The friends you make is beyond the universe. <BR> <BR> 3. You are accountable for what you eat! <BR> <BR> 4. You are accountable for daily entering your foo... Fri, 18 Dec 2015 13:04:45 EST 5% Fall Challenge Countdown Activity #11 What can you tell yourself every morning that will give you a sense of purpose for your day? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> What can you tell yourself when you are thinking of skipping a walk or a workout? <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Is there something you can tell yourself when you are reaching for that second helping or that cookie? <BR> <img s... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 13:25:08 EST 5% Fall Challenge Countdown Activity #10 Spark People has a Quiz to take and ask the Question . <BR> <BR> Are You Prepared to Reach Your Goals? <BR> <BR> Here's the Link to the Quiz: <BR> <BR> <link><BR>_results.asp?quizid=52 </link> <BR> <BR> I TOOK THE QUIZ AND I AM PREPARED FOR SUCCESS <em>244</em> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 20:42:20 EST 5% Fall Challenge Countdown Activity #9 HI All <em>213</em> <BR> Does your exercise plan include 'intentional exercise'? <BR> <BR> <BR> I mostly do walking and DVD's., but when I do Heavy cleaning and work in my yard I count that too. I have a Treadmill and also some peddles I use if I have to sit for a period whole <BR> <BR> Hugs, <em>247</em> <BR> Maryann Sat, 19 Sep 2015 16:21:57 EST 5% Fall Challenge Countdown Activity #8 3 reasons/excuses on why lifestyle (diets and exercise) plans have not been well executed in the past : <BR> <BR> 1. Eating more nutritious meals- Not checking the Nutritional Facts on the back of labels <BR> 2. Not following a good exercise program <BR> 3. Not working with my PCP and Nutritionist, like I should <BR> <BR> Strategy. <BR> 1.Reading the nutritional labels when panning my meals. <BR> 2. Plan a time for the exercise and make it a routine daily. <BR> 3. Following the progra... Thu, 17 Sep 2015 07:59:42 EST 5% Fall Challenge Countdown Activity #7 Trigger situations and foods that trigger my over consumption of calories. <BR> <BR> My triggers are – watching anything that is sugar and salt <BR> <BR> Plan - replacement habit or behavior I have reduced my sugar intact, and finding ways to sweeten things and have not used salt for a long time. I have replace my sugar and salt with other herbs, and Seasonings, like Mrs. Dash. <BR> <BR> My positive behaviors – My positives are really watching what I place in my mouth. <BR> <BR> Ha... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 13:37:48 EST 5% Challenge Countdown Activity #6 Ten Reasons to Commit to the 5 % Challenge: <BR> <BR> 1. I want to eat a healthier lifestyle. <BR> 2. I want to be more active for my children and grandchildren <BR> 3. I want to be able to look in a mirror and see me with a smile. <BR> 4. I want to sleep better <BR> 5. I want to be off my meds <BR> 6. I want to fit in some smaller clothes. <BR> 7. I want to enjoy my old age ( even thou I feel young) <BR> 8. I to run and play with my furbabies. <BR> 9. I want to fit in an airplane sea... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 15:13:57 EST 5% Fall Challenge Countdown Activity #5 <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Get water bottles ready <BR> Have healthy snacks ready <BR> Plan 3 meals for tomorrow <BR> Have workout clothes and sneakers ready <BR> Schedule tomorrow's workout in on calendar. <BR> Bedtime 10 PM lights out 11 PM <BR> <BR> Check List <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Do you already have a daily routine that includes preparation for a successful tomorrow? <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you have it where you see it often? <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> P... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 12:13:01 EST 5% Fall Challenge Countdown Activity#4 - Win Today Check List Check List <BR> <BR> Do you already have a daily routine that includes your healthy meals, fitness and your well being? Yes <BR> <BR> Do you have it where you see it often? yes <BR> <BR> Please tell us what works for you. Have a Notebook with my nutrional recipes and plan etc. <BR> <BR> Do you have questions Team Members can answer for you? No <BR> Sun, 13 Sep 2015 09:30:20 EST 5% Fall Challenge Countdown Activity #2 Nutrition Plan Do you know what diet you will follow? Protein and Less Fat! 1200 cal a day <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Found some recipes? You Tube, and Pinterest <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Grocery list? started doing it last week emoticon <BR> <BR> Shop? started last week <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Do you have the food on hand to get started? Yes <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Have you followed this diet before? No <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Did you clean up your kitchen? Yes <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 11 Sep 2015 12:05:17 EST 5% Fall Challenge to start September 26, Countdown Activity #1 Hi, <em>213</em> I am the CL of <em>208</em> The Champions in the Kitchen <em>104</em> ! This Challenge I plan to eat more protein and less fat. My exercise will mostly be walking. I can't wait to start the challenge! Have lots of new recipes to share with the Chefs of the Champions that my new nutritionist has given me. <BR> <BR> Maryann <em>247</em> <BR> Countdown Activity 1- <em>248</em> <img src=" Wed, 9 Sep 2015 16:11:26 EST 5% Fall Challenge Sign Up for Members New to SparkPeople Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> I decided to write a blog, because I was honored to be the Leader of the SP Class of August 30th to Sept. 5th members last week. It was fun reading all the new members pages or just looking at the unique names they have come up with. I am taking this oppurntinty now to invite the new group and anyone else that is new to join the 5% Fall Challenge. <BR> <BR> The 5% Challenges has done so much for me with encouraging me and motivating me to do well on my journey... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 09:50:34 EST 5% Summer Challenge 1 - Introduction & Exercise Plan/ thru #4 Win Today Countdown activities have started and Here is : <BR> <BR> #1. Introduction and Exercise Plan <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Check List <BR> <BR> Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? Yes <BR> <BR> What is your exercise plan? Walking, DVD's <BR> <BR> Did you post your Summer 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page? Yes <BR> <BR> #2: Check list <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Do you know what diet you will follow? Portion control and not more th... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 16:46:25 EST June 1st Hi All <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Well I am going to try to start Blogging daily. I need to be more accountable for my journey to a healthier life style. So here goes: <BR> <BR> The Summer 5% Challenge Spark page is up , so I can't wait for it to start. I hope to see all my chefs back for the Summer. I went shopping yesterday for groceries that I needed for my planned meals for the next 2 weeks I was kinda worried that it would be a high grocery bill , but I was really surprised that i... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 06:33:34 EST Meet our New Furbaby Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Saturday I went to PetsSmart with my DD and my puppy Maxi, Maxi to get her a toy since she was so good at the Vets. We always go look at the puppies that need adopted when we go . I saw this cute one that was in the corner of her cage and I noticed everyone was just passing her cage. I went up and put my finger next to the door and she came up and starting licking it. I was hooked. The foster came over and asked if I needed any help and I just said, "I would like ... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 20:30:10 EST Happy Meter is high with New Test! Today I went to my 2nd Doctors visit with my new doctor! It was a good one! All my blood work came back good. No Diabetics, all the counts where in the good range. (Happy Meter went up <em>334</em> <em>334</em> ) He said all we need to do is get the weight off to make me feel better. He discontinued two of my meds, because he said I didn't need them anymore. So now instead of two blood pressure meds I am on one and he said I will be taken off the other one when I hit the 100 # g... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 17:13:18 EST In between Challenge- Space Scuttle Bustle Even thou I am sadden that the Winter Challenge is ending today. I am so excited that my team mates are continuing on their journey to a healthier life. <BR> <BR> Today is the first day of the In between Challenge before the Spring Challenge Woo Hoo! The Theme is traveling the Circumference of the Earth. What team will be the first to journey around the earth first. Its only 24,000 miles. We are going to see the beautiful universe and the earth below. <BR> <BR> I am so tickled that 8 ... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 14:24:44 EST New Doctor! Good Visit! Today, I went to see my new Doctor, since my wonderful fantastic Doc retired as of the first of this month. I picked a good one. All my test came out great!. He was amazed at all the test results. Then we talked about my weight. <BR> <BR> 1. He was proud of me for losing the amount of weight I have lost in the 3 months after my hospital visit. <BR> 2.He loved it that I was eating Nutrisystem <BR> 3. Told me that 70% eating habit, 30% exercise. <BR> 4. No salt what so ever! <BR> 5. ... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 15:07:24 EST 5% Winter Challenge #1 Check list for Getting Started! <em>213</em> ALL <BR> <BR> CHECK LIST <BR> <BR> Have you got your gym clothes, runners, water bottle, etc. ready to go? YES <BR> <BR> What is your exercise plan? LOTS OF WALKING AND UPPER BODY EXERCISE <BR> <BR> Did you post your Winter 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment on your Spark Page? YES <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Maryann <BR> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 01:25:59 EST Day Seven Hi all, <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Well today was a good day, My champions had a great day. <BR> <BR> I meet my calorie range <BR> I was below my sodium range <BR> Did my exercise (had to do indoors Tons of Rain) <BR> <BR> Then I had a restful day, I came to the conclusion that it was one of those rainy day,sleep ones. The Bad part is I am up right now and its like 3 in the morning. So I am going to add to my goals going to bed at a decent time. <BR> <BR> I am feeling really good w... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 04:54:44 EST Day Five and Day Six HI all , <BR> <BR> Well Day Five and Day Six are combined, Yes I forgot to Blog, Why well, I was busy trying to get everything in order for the Challenge that starts Today! Woo Hoo Champions!!!! Even being Busy like I was I am so proud that I didn't waiver from my meal planes and exercise. <BR> <BR> So here's the Basics: Day Five <BR> <BR> Was in my Calorie Range <BR> Was in my Sodium Range <BR> Enjoyed and Did my exercise inside , Totally rainy day. <BR> Feeling Awesome about me. <BR> ... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:07:05 EST Day Four <em>213</em> <BR> Today has been a rainy day! So did all my exercise inside! Got really creative for dinner tonight and made MeatBalls ! <BR> <BR> Stuck to my meal Plan <BR> Was a little off on the low side of my calories, <BR> Didn't go over in sodium! <BR> <BR> Accomplished all my Champion in the Kitchen post done for today! We are really going to have a great challenge, Being CL is really awesome. <BR> <BR> Hope all have a great tomorrow. <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR>... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 23:52:29 EST Day Three <em>213</em> <BR> Today, was a nice day, thou we were expecting Rain, and it came around 6 this evening. So all in all it was good day. My new plan has survived 3 days and I really feel real good. <BR> <BR> Everything went well! Today <BR> <BR> Followed my meal plan! <BR> <BR> Calories were in range <BR> <BR> Sodium was in range <BR> <BR> Exercise was good! <BR> <BR> Had fun with the fur babies, and presently crocheting some hats for my daughters, and grand kids hope to g... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 23:10:18 EST DAY TWO hI ALL! <BR> <BR> Day two was fastastic ! <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> Met Calorie Range <BR> Sodium under Yea! <BR> Exercise was great! <BR> Played catch outside with my furbabies! <BR> <BR> Two days of eating clean is so awesome! I really thought it might be hard, but I have really got it going! <BR> <BR> Hope all have a fantastic tomorrow! <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 15 Sep 2014 21:38:43 EST Day One Ok, I decided to revap my eating, so since I do portion control. I bought the 21 day fix plan. <BR> <BR> 1. Was in my Calorie Range <BR> 2. Was in my Sodium Range ( <em>244</em> , I am so amazed) <BR> 3. Got my 30 minutes of exercise done! <BR> 4. DH is on it too! ( want's to lose 20 pounds) Double <em>244</em> <BR> 5. Did some Heavy Housecleaning!! <BR> <BR> <BR> I can tell the difference in the Clean Eating. Once I get going, I know it will be Awesome when I get used to eve... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 19:29:28 EST Starting again from day one <em>213</em> I remember when first joining Spark people I was so accountable on making sure I did every thing on the page of getting spark points. I would start from the bottom and work my way up the list. That slowly went by the way side in the years to come. I still tracked, watched what I ate and watched my calories. I truly believe now is the time to get back in the habit of reading the list and accomplishing the list. So as of today I am setting a goal. <BR> <BR> The goal is to mak... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 05:36:53 EST YESTERDAY WAS DOC'S DAY Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Well yesterday, was my 6 months check up with my neurologist and all sorta went well. My coollid cyst hasn't grown <em>224</em> Yea!!!! But the disk in my neck aren't doing so well so I am now required to wear a neck brace <em>39</em> Then now I am on some pain meds , YUK all who have know me well know how I hate pain meds , because of my brothers experience with them. <BR> <BR> Anyway I am very happy cuz then we went to my PCP. He's my favorite doc ever ... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 15:14:24 EST Boc Choy = 0, Grandsons trying = 2 I have the most adorable two young men staying with me this weekend! My grandsons last day of school was yesterday and they were so excited to tell me what fabulous day they had! They wanted to cook dinner tonight and I love watching them when they are in the Kitchen, so they made pork chops, corn, a fruit salad and some bok choy . They never had bok choy before so it was a delight to see their faces when they tried it . Zeak doesn't like any thing that's green, but he said it was whi... Fri, 30 May 2014 02:00:33 EST COOKING IS MY PASSION Today, I went grocery shopping for some new recipes that I found on the web! They seem easy to prepare and looking at the nutritional facts they seem to fit my journey to my healthier lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I've always considered my journey a lifestyle change not a diet from day one of my journey. I first started it with the Biggest Loser cookbooks, in fact I have all the cook books that have come out. Then, I was looking for a recipe and found SparkPeople. My DH says that we are goin... Sun, 25 May 2014 22:11:59 EST 5% Summer Challenge The 8th week of the 5% challenge has started today! The challenge has been a rewarding one in many ways. I've always loved Spark people because you are with many friends that are going thru a similar situation that you are. Learning how to start the journey to a healthier lifestyle can be hard or even boring, but with the your Spark Friends and the 5% challenge it brings a lot of becoming more at ease with the long journey you may have ahead of you. <BR> <BR> It challenges you to hel... Sat, 24 May 2014 23:05:32 EST Maxie visit to the Vet Yesterday my puppy Maxie ( she is really almost 15 years old) went to the vet because she wasn't feeling well. Blood work done. Her Awesome Pawesome Vet said the count showed a possible of two things. One: a very low immune system or Two: Liver Cancer. The second one is scary. Dr C said that also cataracts are forming over her eyes. He said, she is doing super good for a 90 year old women. LOL. Maxie will always be my puppy. So Maxi is now on two meds., prednesone for her low count an... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 01:40:42 EST SPIRITED UNDERDAWGS ARE SO PAWESOME AWESOME!!!! Hi all you new PUP's and Dawgies, <BR> <BR> It is so Pawesome Awesome to see so many new Pups in the Kennel. I am so excited for the start of the Journey of the 5% Challenge this Spring. We are so wonderful, and I know your paws are ready to travel to really neat places. <BR> <BR> Let me Introduce Myself: I am Maryann, (Maryannsquest) the teams Motivational Leader, Now what does a motivational leader do. My happiest time is to make sure you are having fun , but challenge yourse... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:45:02 EST Tribute to my Big Brother This week has been a very stressful week for me and my family. On Dec 1 I lost my dad, Dec 10 I lost my Uncle Kenny ( the last of my dads brothers),Jan 8th my DH nieces father pasted and then suddlenly by big brother passed away on Jan 18th. <BR> <BR> MY brother was my protecter when I was young. He always made sure that my friends knew he would be there to make sure his little sister was well protective. He was a veteran and served in the gulf war. <BR> <BR> Then he became a computer spe... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 23:19:38 EST TODAY HAS BEEN A SAD AND HAPPY DAY! Hi Everyone, <BR> <BR> Well today started off sad, I found out that my Dad's brother, my Uncle Kenny passed away. So my family has lost some wonderful family in the last couple months. I know they are in a good place, playing football like they did when they were together. So, tonight instead of routing for the Saints or the Seahawks, I betting the 4 Daniels brothers are winning their game. <BR> <BR> The good news, We adopted a cute little 14 month furbaby . Her name is Lucy Bell... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 00:12:30 EST Winter 5% Challenge "Countdown to Challenge Assignments" #6 Today's assignment for the Winter 5% Challenge is to list all the reasons you want to lose weight in a blog. <BR> <BR> What do you want to change? <BR> I would like to continue to change my lifestyle to a healthy one! <BR> <BR> How do you want to look? <BR> Healthy <BR> <BR> How do you want to feel? <BR> Happy <BR> <BR> What things will you be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body? <BR> I would like to really have a fun day with my kids, grandkids, and family <BR> ... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 14:28:59 EST The Tribute To A Wonderful Man Today at 1:00 p.m. we laid my beloved father to rest. I was happy he was no longer in pain and that he is with my mom. The saddest part was when the taps were played and hearing the 21 gun salute and the color guard folded the american flag and presented it to me with saying that wonderful message, " On behalf a greatful nation". <BR> <BR> <BR> It was such a beautiful tribute to a wonderful man that served his country for almost 30 years. This wonderful man was a great husband, father, ... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 19:03:31 EST A TRIBUTE TO MY DAD <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My life began in a family of two wonderful parents and a older sister and brother; Today was a day of saddest when my father passed away. I am thankful that he now has no more pain and that he is with my mother now. <BR> <BR> He was a very wonderful man, he taught me right from wrong, and asked that I be strong and I would go a long way in life. The military was most of his life, and he fought in the Vietn... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 22:42:13 EST Pawesome Awesome Spirited Underdawgs <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I feel in love with this little Dawgie, when I was browsing for some Dawgie Pictures! It says it all, because my fellow SUD's mean so much to me. This Fall Challenge Team has been a blessing, they have worked hard and achieved a lot! One more week to go and they all have always put their four paws forward and Keep pushing! <BR> <BR> How much fun it will be in the Winter Challenge and I hope that all ou... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 23:06:23 EST Day Four- THREE WEEK BLOG CHALLENGE ( 11-4-13) 4. What motivates you to stay committed to a healthy lifestyle? <BR> <BR> I get motivated by really just following thru with everything that I need to do for my healthier life style, Plus my Spark buddy has really been helping a lot. My family is stepping it up to o and following thru with eating (just wish I could get them to follow thru more ) but I know if I keep up with my meeting my goals they will get motivated to follow me. I can't forget all the motivation I get from all the n... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 02:01:28 EST Day Three- Three Week Blog Challenge 3. What is your big picture, long-term goal? Why is this goal the one you work towards? <BR> <BR> My long term goal is to see my great- grandchildren. That is going to take a journey of staying healthy and lively. My mom missed seeing her great grandchildren by 3 months. That hit all of her children hard. Because She asked to see her great grandchildren before she passed away from Lung Cancer. We made plans for all the family to be together but her one wish was all in our minds w... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 00:36:52 EST Day 2 -THREE WEEK BLOG CHALLENGE Question # 2: <BR> <BR> Imagine you have met your new short- or medium-t2erm goal or challenge. What would you like to say happened for you while you were working toward that goal? <BR> <BR> I would be able to do more fun activities with my entire family. Not have sad thoughts when I look at myself in a mirror. All in all just maintain all my healthy figures, such as my blood pressure and cholesterol. <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------- <BR> Read my l... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 23:53:15 EST Starting a new Challenge 3 WEEK BLOG CHALLENGE One of my fellow Dawgies blogged about a three week blog challenge. So here we go. <BR> <BR> Question Number #1: <BR> <BR> Have you set a new short- or medium-term goal or challenge recently? Do you have a goal or challenge that you have been working on for a while? What is it? What do you hope to gain from it? <BR> <BR> My first and top goal is to make my journey to a healthy lifestyle! I have recently been very diligent in tracking, calorie watching, and exercising . My 5% Cha... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 21:29:02 EST OVEREATING IS IT A WASTE ? Today when I was reading the Beck diet Book, I was surprised when today you were to over portion your plate. Though, when you eat just eat the portion. Then the leftovers throw it in the trash. The thought that needed to come across was if you have to waste food that you don't eat you have a choice to throw it in the trash or throw it away in your body. Each is a waste of food! If you think about this daily your road to eating portions will be a fantastic journey to your weight loss. ... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 00:40:47 EST UNPLANNED EATING YOU HAVE A CHOICE I had a choice today when my DH asked if I would like to have a breakfast sandwich or stick to my plan of eating oatmeal. <BR> <BR> One of my biggest challenges thru the years has been avoiding the food that is not on my meal plan!. I now choose to not eat unplanned meals! Since I have been creating my daily plan of things I need to do, its been a lot easier to say no to unplanned meals. If I know I am going to be out for lunch I will plan to eat healthy when in a restaurant or eve... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 23:38:21 EST GETTING READY FOR TOMORROW! Tomorrow we start on a new LTGL (Living the good Life) with our journey to Amsterdam on the 5% Challenge. <BR> <BR> The LTGL is to eat 3 meals a day! The best way I make sure to eat the 3 meals is plan ahead! So tomorrow I am going to have a nice bowl of oatmeal to warm me up in the morning, and a pumpkin spice muffin. For Lunch, I am going to have a Salad , and for Dinner I will be making a Roast in my slow cooker. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow morning I will get everything ready for each meal... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 21:39:37 EST LEARNING THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN HUNGER, DESIRE AND CRAVINGS! Today I charted my just wanting to eat, actually being hungry and having a craving. <BR> <BR> Since being on SparkPeople, I have worked on these three feelings pretty much daily. I an proud to say that thru the years I now can tell if if is a desire to eat, a hunger pain or just a craving for something that looks fantastically Yummy. <BR> <BR> Today I reassured myself that my desire,hunger, and cravings still can be noticed by me. <BR> <BR> Today: <BR> I read my list of reasons w... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 23:11:27 EST Two Days Blogging put Together! Dad/Ready Set/ Time Mgt The 18th: <BR> <BR> I read my book, and it had us organizing, so I just checked my cabinets and stuff ( I had already done it so many times, plus do it monthly just to make sure there is no bad unhealthy food in the house, plus make sure there is lots of vegis, and fruit. <BR> <BR> Yesterday (the 18th) I got a call from my sister and they rushed by dad to the Hospital because the VA Home is staying at thought he was having a heart attack. We were blessed thou because it wasn't one, but his... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 21:27:28 EST