MARYMOO's SparkPeople Blog MARYMOO's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community need to get back on track Well I'm back at work again and while I've only been eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner, I need to watch what I'm eating. Lunch is the problem. Not having the right foods to eat and little time to eat in. Each day I tell myself I'm going to make my lunch and each morning I get busy and forget. Tomorrow is 8/27 and I have a new 10 week challenge for myself to help me stay aware. We'll see how it goes. Sun, 26 Aug 2007 23:02:14 EST End of personal challenge--week 6 Well my personal challenge is at an end. I have changed my habits some, but I need to keep working at it because on some things I'm still fighting myself so I do not overeat. Also that funny thing called life intervened and walking even such a short time as 20 min. a day was not always possible. I am being consistent with my belly dancing workout though so that is good. I also ended with a 3lb. loss, even with week 5's 1 1/2lb. gain, so I am happy about that. I do feel that I learned alot ab... Mon, 13 Aug 2007 03:42:05 EST challenge update, week 5, 8/4/07 <BR> Well after 4 weeks of no gains, I went and stressed out and sabotaged myself and gained 1 1/2lbs. I just need to get my head back in the game and stay on the right track. Tue, 7 Aug 2007 05:04:57 EST weekend challenge day 2 & 3, 8/4 & 8/5 Breakfast - 8/4 <BR> slim fast - 220 <BR> banana - 73 <BR> Lunch <BR> chicken salad - 290 <BR> biscuit - 190 <BR> Dinner <BR> Spaghetti - 296 <BR> Dessert <BR> ice cream - 340 <BR> Snack <BR> Banana - 73 <BR> Day's total <BR> 1,482 <BR> <BR> Breakfast - 8/5 <BR> 2 pancakes w/pb & lite syrup - 347 <BR> egg 92 <BR> <BR> Lunch <BR> Chicken ramen soup - 296 <BR> <BR> Snack <BR... Mon, 6 Aug 2007 04:01:36 EST weekend challenge, day 1, 8/3/07 Breakfast <BR> frozen waffles, 2 w/ 1tbs. pb, lite syrup 335 cal. <BR> tea <BR> Lunch <BR> Suddenly soup, cheddar/broccoli w/ 5 crackers 190 cal. <BR> can diet vanilla pepsi <BR> Snack <BR> sm. banana 50 cal. <BR> Dinner <BR> kfc chicken strip, 1 100 cal. <BR> kfc popcorn chicken 5 100 cal. <BR> kfc mashed potatoes w/gravy .25 serv. 30 cal. <BR> kfc bbq baked beans .25 serv. 50 cal. <BR> kfc biscuit, 1 180 cal. <BR> Diet pepsi, 20 oz. <BR... Sat, 4 Aug 2007 05:08:04 EST My personal challenge update: week 4 Update for 7/28/07. <BR> Lost 3 1/2 lbs.!!! That makes 4 1/2 lbs. in 4 weeks. Not bad. Eating less and doing my belly dancing tape, which is alot of fun and really works. I also took my measurements, while my waist and hips have not changed any, have lost another 1/4in. on my neck. I'll try to keep the momentum going. :) Almost forgot..... looked through my weight book and this is the lowest weight I've been since 6/06!!!!!!!! whoo hooo!! Mon, 30 Jul 2007 04:57:51 EST Very happy! 7/21/07 <BR> Am very happy today, on week 3 of my personal challange and lost 3/4lb. to make a pound in two weeks!! Some people may think that's not much but I'm happy with it. Anything that is not a gain is GOOD. <BR> Slow and Steady wins the race :) Sun, 22 Jul 2007 03:15:45 EST walking Started my walking program yesterday, pushed Raine, my grandaughter, 1 mile in her stroller. Even jogged once between telephone poles just to see if I could make it. Woo Hoo! Today is strength training but I might do a little belly dancing too, we'll see. Tue, 17 Jul 2007 23:01:46 EST Another good week 7/ 15 /07 <BR> Well, after staying the same weight wise last week, I lost a quarter lb. this week so for me week 2 was a success. I'm going to try to start on my walking tomorrow to help keep the momentum going, also I got a belly dancing tape from which is really fun. So we'll see how it goes. Sun, 15 Jul 2007 22:58:41 EST Good week July 7th <BR> Well after my scary night, the rest of the week was good. Weigh-in was today and I turtled, which after going to a family bbq on the 4th is a really good thing. So I consider the first week of my challenge a success. Now I just need to keep the momentum going and see if I can lose a bit, but as long as I don't gain, I'll be happy. Sun, 8 Jul 2007 02:41:33 EST Scary night July 3rd. <BR> Had a very scary time last night. I'm extremely anemic and haven't been taking my iron and vitamins daily like I should. They have to be taken with food and I either don't have them with me or I forget at the time. At any rate one of the effects of anemia is heart palpitations. I had a very bad episode last ight when I went to bed my throat closed up and my heart started jumping around all over the place. It was a very long and draining episode, I even took two nitro table... Wed, 4 Jul 2007 04:41:47 EST My personal 45 day challenge July 1st. After months of health fears I have been given a clean bill of health, wanting to keep it that way, I am throwing off all the stress I have been living with and giving myself the 45 days until I go back to work to make some changes that hopefully will become habit like they used to be. <BR> Now that I can exercise I am going to walk at least 20 min. a day, eat more salads and fruit, drink more water and make time for ME each day to unwind. I am going to try to blog my progress ... Sun, 1 Jul 2007 23:02:38 EST