MINORCANLDY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MINORCANLDY MINORCANLDY'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/ Woo Woo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5393162 I'm on track and losing weight. Yes, I did take a bit of time off. We had lots (and I do mean lots) of stress here. I did not have the energy to even take care of myself properly. After being diagnosed with RA, it seemed my whole life just went weird. <BR> <BR> Taking control of the reins again, it's time to move forward onto a new part of life. I mean, I'm fairly sick of the old one so, I'm finding new ways to change what I believe I am, and begin to form a new ME <BR> (A healthy happier o... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 09:20:15 EST What's Different? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3473873 I was sitting here thinking just a bit ago and wondering why "this time" I feel in more control of my eating habits? <BR> <BR> Well, what has changed since I last tried to get a grip on my eating is that certain foods have been almost totally eliminated. They all had the same reaction in my body when I ate them. I wanted more. So, I went ahead and took the plunge and eliminated (all or mostly), white flour, sugar, milk, white rice. <BR> <BR> I don't really have a lot of breakfast or lunch... Tue, 27 Jul 2010 08:41:27 EST Control Freak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3467083 <BR> "they say" ... Control Freak is a society situation where a feeling of loss of control of ones environment seems certain unless overseen strictly with much persistence (paraphrased of course)... <BR> <BR> Um... is this really a bad thing? I suppose if you look at it with the light of regaining control of something running "out of control" its not bad. <BR> <BR> Soooooooooooooo.......... I feel in control of my life now. Then I'm sitting here wondering why choosing to eat better and ... Sun, 25 Jul 2010 10:31:22 EST Time Date Stamps and Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3422506 When I feel like I actually can contribute a nugget of insight I try to come here and type. Sometimes, I just come here to self-medicate my brain and RaNt. I'm entitled... <BR> <BR> Derailing a train usually means it jumps the track where it's wheels are gliding. There are no locks on these wheels, but they rest precariously on top of metal tracks that guide their travel. Ah.. so am I. <BR> <BR> Occasionally I get some bug up my rump about "time". To do this or that before "so-n-so" happens... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 07:29:22 EST Grill It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3399766 Not that this is new but my recent renewed addiction is my Grill. No not gold or silver plated teeth. I have this cool little grill my husband had made for me about 5 years ago. It's made of stainless steel pipe (huge pipe). It cooks like none other I've ever used. Amazing little Trojan horse of a grill. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure why I never grilled Veggies before, but this year I've been practicing with whatever the good earth has in season and is chubby enough to withstand the heat. <BR> <B... Mon, 5 Jul 2010 07:36:34 EST Good For Breakfast or Brunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3394982 <BR> Can enough be said for the satiety of eating a chubby potato? <BR> <BR> Often times we leave the table not having a "full" sensation and then find ourselves eating again an hour later. I find the Potato a good source of that sensations gratifying feeling. <BR> <BR> The Golden Russet potato has '100 calories per 5 ounces'. To me that's heaven because I love potatoes. Too many people have omitted these lovelies because of their fear of CARBS. Go read the label on the bag. It's lower t... Sat, 3 Jul 2010 09:26:52 EST Kayaking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3381719 About the only thing that gets me outside to exercise is my Kayak. The second thing is my garden. I do love to work outside around the Koi Pond garden. <BR> <BR> Yesterday we had the pleasure of Kayaking an ancient river in Florida. <BR> <BR> What I think is so amazing with this river is that "IF" you are wise enough to go where the people are not, you will see a vast array of nature you won't see in the channel of moving water. <BR> <BR> A shallow water savanna area has animals in abun... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 09:22:55 EST Public Places http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3381468 I've officially gotten "Old". The things that bugged my Mom now bug me...Oh man. <BR> <BR> As kids we just don't get that "thing" that makes parents crazy. Then, we get older; the light goes on in our mentality, and we suddenly "see" the things that they saw and knew was improper; or out right wrong to do, or act like in public. <BR> <BR> I really don't know what's happened to a vast majority of kids in this country. Perhaps a lack of respect? Lack of education about how to behave in pub... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 07:56:12 EST Too Good Not to Share http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3372278 I wrote this to another Goonie Member Blog and it sounded so relevant for myself daily and others so I'm sharing it here. <BR> <BR> The motivation comes in different forms for all of us. Maybe that dress you want to get into. The jeans that use to button. The stairs you "could climb"... <BR> <BR> My "Thinspiration" came when I watched "RUBY" on TV and realized, "she's me"; just with a different weight and face. And if I didn't get control of myself I was going to be old and have my life end... Sat, 26 Jun 2010 07:39:52 EST Still hanging Tough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3366876 I have an infection around the tooth's root. My face hurts. The root canal has to be redone. I go next Friday for a redo. Oh fun. Till then Antibiotics and Pain Med. <BR> <BR> I'm on track and not binging even though I'm under a lot of stress with the pain of this tooth and a husband who's constantly eating tempting goodies in front of me that I want to shove in my face; AAAHHHH! But, it's not his problem; it's mine. He's only doing that which has always been alright to do. It's me that has... Thu, 24 Jun 2010 12:45:52 EST Krystal Burgers and Hell http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3362361 I feel like there is a special place in hell for people who warm up Krystal Burgers in the house when I'm starving and haven't eaten dinner yet. It's the same hell that the people who eat Chips and Dip at 9'Oclock at night go. It's owned by the NABISCO/OREO franchise and my husband is the manager... See him for your corner. <BR> <BR> Yes, I know I can't change the dude, and I love him to pieces but good lord, he can be so frustrating. <BR> <BR> This man has no concept of dieting or eating... Wed, 23 Jun 2010 08:17:16 EST Ruby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3360216 I had an "Ah Ha" moment... <BR> <BR> Looking at the show "Ruby" I felt like I knew her... I was her. Every tear struggle and battle she'd fought, I fought. Watching her take off so much weight made me feel like such a putz for not keeping up my good effort. <BR> <BR> If Ruby can do it.. I can too. Shut up ... Get UP and Do it. <BR> <BR> Thank You Ruby.. I love you :) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 22 Jun 2010 15:01:56 EST Life As I know it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3359683 Ever Lose Hope? Oh .. I did. Tail Spins happen and it happened to me (again). <BR> <BR> While sick I lost hope that I'd feel better ever, not need injections, and stop taking a bunch of pills. I was doing so well too... I lost focus after I went back to work writing and doing other things. Along with tailspins, which I'm good at; evidently I'm not good at Juggling... <BR> <BR> So, I'm starting over again! Honestly I began the 1st of June to get my mind and body back in gear. My one effo... Tue, 22 Jun 2010 12:24:31 EST Living Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1712039 Real Life On a Journey... <BR> <BR> Ya know, what derailed me in years past was my inability to cope with real life challenges and manage my weight. I had begun viewing my success as a person relevant to how much I weighed (I know I'm not alone here). When I'd gain a few pounds instead of knuckling down and getting myself back in control, I'd just get depressed and bleak and eat my way up to another few pounds... I did try to rally a few times, but got frustrated because I didn't know how to... Sun, 18 Jan 2009 09:32:27 EST Out of the Fog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1686258 Hiya :) <BR> <BR> Well, I'm out of the Christmas Fog now. I've been back on the wagon for a week now and have lost 4.5 pounds of the 8 I packed on. 5 pounds was fine but eight no... but, I blew that. <BR> <BR> As long as I stay my rump home I'm alright. Eating out is my downfall. I will eat out occasionally but it's very limited now. No more baking..(sigh). I will again one day, but for now it's "Back in the Saddle Again"..... <BR> <BR> A bunch is going on right now. Recently I was hi... Sun, 11 Jan 2009 16:38:35 EST I still hate the word DIET http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1569510 I call this life... " Diet" is a short term word. Sort of like the 1/4 mile on a race track - when you get to the end you begin over again... No Thank You. <BR> <BR> Practice Practice Practice.... Alright so this does take practice. When getting to a number on the scale you might look down and think, "Alright lets see if I can keep this number peeking back at me", then change your intake to reflect the adjustments you are making. So, you might go from eating 1200 a day too 1500 a day. For ... Mon, 17 Nov 2008 08:44:15 EST Not A -Hat Person- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1567921 In life you meet many people. I think sometimes we instantly categorize them and pigeon hole them without even noticing we have done so. Right or wrong we all do it almost involuntarily. <BR> <BR> To bear out this mentality my young daughter and I were shopping and after a while in which she was pensive, observant (and for a brief heavenly moment) quiet, she finally announced, "Mom there's a hat person!"... Huh? What's a "Hat Person"? She looked like she'd just won the lottery as she explai... Sun, 16 Nov 2008 07:58:35 EST Rutabaga http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1553049 ROFL... OK I just felt I had to put that here because it took me 10 minutes to figure out how one spelled it. "Rutabaga" Who named this vegetable???? huh??? Were they drunk? BTW.. the food tracker had problems figuring out what I was trying to find too. But, when I finally spelled it right, it was there! YEAH... <BR> <BR> Anyhow.. I used it in place of carrots tonight. It's superlative over carrots too which can get bitter... <BR> <BR> Alright I'm over with my rant... <BR> <BR> Mino... wh... Thu, 6 Nov 2008 18:32:41 EST Roots http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1549812 This morning I'm thinking about having a new President. Actually... I'm excited about it. With all honesty I can say I'm ready for some new ideas and new energy sitting in that seat. I have no real criticism about our past administration. Surely if I was sitting in that chair, I'd make more mistakes than they did... So I don't pick. It's a tough job. <BR> <BR> What I wanted to say though is that... in America we are all immigrants. Very few of us can boast having original Native roots. The ... Wed, 5 Nov 2008 07:13:25 EST I hate Eggs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1531111 :o) <BR> <BR> As you have likely guessed, this is about unconventional breakfast foods. Just a list from my food tracker... <BR> <BR> Mon- Eggplant casserole <BR> Tues- (more conventional) Oatmeal and golden raisins <BR> Wed- (grin) Oyster casserole (yes for breakfast) <BR> Thrus- LOL Back to Oatmeal and raisins <BR> Friday- Spaghetti and meat sauce <BR> Sat- Chicken Enchiladas <BR> <BR> I'm sort of laughing here because it looks ridiculous. But the only way I can gag down an egg is to g... Sat, 25 Oct 2008 09:04:02 EST Learning Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1527797 I wonder sometimes why we are always in such a hurry? Then when we get to where we were headed we just pause and look around sort of puzzled and say, "OK now why did I come here?".... Ever do that? You know, walk into a room and just stand there wondering why you walked all that way, because you forgot what you were going after? It happens to me often... <BR> <BR> Life can be such a distraction and along the way our purpose gets foggy. Our goals get foggy. We just forget what we want... <B... Thu, 23 Oct 2008 08:52:00 EST Self - Self - Self http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1497099 I have 100 and 1 things to say here.. really. However the entry I began is looking more like a chapter to a book... God help me. I really don't want to post all that here. Most would leave before they even got to the reason I was writing it in the first place. So, I'll skip the other stuff and just type out this... <BR> <BR> Take time to love you... Why? <BR> <BR> Well, you are here on this planet and in the flesh... You may as well figure out a way to be happy. Being happy is only rea... Mon, 6 Oct 2008 08:26:54 EST Obesity Monster http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1465477 Obesity Monster <BR> <BR> What people will do to lose weight is sort of scary. I am no different. <BR> <BR> In 1980, with my weight ever increasing and being the tender age of 23 I felt my life was doomed to be one filled with Fat Clothes and Plus size everything. I was desperate to be smaller and live a normal life. <BR> <BR> I walked into the Doctors office and felt horrible about myself. I would have sacrificed a kidney at this point in my life. I'd just given birth to our first daugh... Thu, 18 Sep 2008 06:49:22 EST And the Beat Goes on... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1465452 Remember the song? I love Cher.... She's timeless. <BR> <BR> With resolve to keep healthy and keep moving forward, life is different. Fattening foods, I once loved, I don't really enjoy as much. My taste buds are even being reprogrammed. Portions are being adjusted and so is the size of my tummy. LOL It's weird. When I want to be intentionally bad and eat a large meal my stomach almost gets sick. Just too much food inside it's newly acquired size (They do shrink you know). What was the s... Thu, 18 Sep 2008 05:53:31 EST Just a Rant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1465447 OK, I'm gonna rant a little... <BR> <BR> GRRR... People... I think the older I get the harder it is to deal with people who refuse to take responsibility for their own life. Maybe it's because I can see from the sidelines what is happening and how easy it would be to turn things around. (I'm talking about family members now, not SPers). <BR> <BR> If things are bad, then one needs to figure how to make it better... There is usually a way, Honestly. <BR> <BR> This week I went out of ... Thu, 18 Sep 2008 05:36:33 EST Panic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1454925 Giving credit to the artist <BR> <link>joshstaiger.org/images/DontPanic_102<BR>4.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> Hey.... last night I panicked... I'm a panic eater and didn't know that. <BR> <BR> Sigh... so I ate and ate and ate.... Not nearly as badly as I could have no, but I sure did eat too much. I'm back on track this morning, but it sort of freaked me out thinking that I could lose control so easily. <BR> <BR> Manda my daughter was dog bit yesterday at work. She's Shelter Manager at the ... Fri, 12 Sep 2008 09:03:39 EST Healthy Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1453097 This blog has been erased a few times this morning. Nothing is coming out sounding like I want it too. So, if you get here and think.. "Man she sounds harsh"... I'm sorry. That is most certainly not my desire, but this is very hard to clarify. <BR> <BR> I'm sitting here thinking, What has our country done to us? I mean eating and food wise?.... We seem to no longer know how to cook for ourselves in a healthy manner. Heck! We don't even know how to EAT right! This was never a problem before... Thu, 11 Sep 2008 09:04:05 EST Feelings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1433821 Well, I've had a rough week. Not program wise, no. It's just been very busy and I've had so many people bugging me. To keep focused on one thing at a time has been a chore. Relaxing mentally has been a chore too. I've really had to work at keeping some measure of peace and quiet. <BR> <BR> .... Yesterday I had to clean out some more closets in my on-going effort to get my spaces back! ... I really needed some kind of motivating music. I pulled out "PINK". She's radical, enthusiastic and bub... Mon, 1 Sep 2008 07:29:32 EST Fat People http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1427293 I don't use the word FAT much. Hated it as a kid and still think it's a demeaning word. If that word comes out of my mouth, it's usually with my own self attached to it. .. Amazing how we view ourselves isn't it? <BR> <BR> I was having a talk with my youngest daughter not long ago. She was saying that she felt so bad about herself and that it seemed like everyone in the whole world was skinny but she was fat... Everywhere she looked she saw normal size people. She was the one who didn't fit... Thu, 28 Aug 2008 06:39:52 EST Trees http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1424211 Could a tree be a friend? (grin).... <BR> <BR> There is a tree in our yard, I call her "Friend". It's sort of funny now to think of it but I feel her energy. When the tree was a small twig in the ground I almost ignored her totally and planted another tree which I desired more next to "her". It was a Mulberry Tree. I fed the tree, watered the tree and made sure no one messed it up with the mower. Every week I was faithfully nurturing the sapling I planted. ... Always overlooking my actions ... Tue, 26 Aug 2008 15:52:28 EST Stuff We do To stay sane http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1420807 Florida and storms... <BR> <BR> It looks pretty enough doesn't it? You'd really never think of it looking like a Scowling Menace, with Ravaging winds and torrential rains... Ahh... One never knows does one? <BR> <BR> I keep thinking back to the Gulf Coast when Katrina's hand wiped away everyone's life. Then the process of rebuilding. My heart goes out to them and every day I am thankful for my home. Living in a harsh situation like storms devastation reminds you to be thankful. It could ... Mon, 25 Aug 2008 07:01:33 EST Tropical Storm Faye http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1418736 Trout River, Jacksonville, Florida <BR> <BR> Hi all :) <BR> <BR> Storm has past... We were without power for three days.. Well almost three days. It went out Thursday night. It felt like forever. The power folks (who worked like crazy), got it on for us about 8 PM this evening. I would have kissed their boots if I could have chased down the truck as the left the neighborhood. <BR> <BR> Just popping in to tell you we're alive well and exhausted :) <BR> <BR> I'll catch up on the Totals ... Sat, 23 Aug 2008 21:49:06 EST SPARKPEOPLE and tools for success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1410574 On my journey into weight control, and finding SparkPeople, I wish, I had known a few of the tools and how they worked. I'm a hands on person though, and I could read manual after manual, and honestly, I'd still have to work through it. <BR> <BR> Food Tracker - Additional Food Selections <BR> <BR> When you used your food tracker, you can manually add in food you eat daily or weekly that you can't find in the list of foods. <BR> <BR> For instance- Idaho Potato. The kind that I eat has 100... Tue, 19 Aug 2008 14:56:01 EST Five Pounds of Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1406859 I was thinking about all the wonderful people out there who have lost 5 pounds this month, and how sad they are that it wasn't "significant''. <BR> <BR> Well, I'm here to tell you it is Quite Significant! I went and hunted up a photo of how much FIVE pounds of human fat looks like... Just so you never think, it's insignificant again. It's AMAZING you have lost that! <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Mino Sun, 17 Aug 2008 22:13:30 EST Changes and Those Pants... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1406363 Stuff has certainly change in the last month. I spent today adjusting my pants on the sewing machine. Had to take them in 4 inches in the waist and then 3 inches in each leg. <BR> <BR> I got into the "One Day I Will Be Able to Zip These" Pants today... They've been sitting on my shelf since godknowswhen. I took them down today to perhaps try it out and see if (since last month) they would zip. Well The Did! I could still loose 5 more pounds so they'd be totally comfortable, but last month t... Sun, 17 Aug 2008 16:59:41 EST Ancient History http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1400389 We all evolve from one thing and into another. It's life's process. If we stagnate and do not change and grow then our whole reason for being here is less than what is desired. Purpose, is to be positive and be healthy while enjoying what our planet has to offer. <BR> <BR> Along the way from that initial glowing purpose we meet up with negative forces. Our bodies react in a negative fashion when we begin to absorb all of that negativity. How does the body react? It either gets sick, mentall... Thu, 14 Aug 2008 07:05:49 EST Another Brick in the Wall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1398681 ------- Long Silence---- <BR> while my Pitiful state of Negativity is dismantled brick by brick--- <BR> <BR> I know from reading blogs lately, that I'm not the only one who can feel overwhelmed with the responsibility of life or of taking charge of it. Oh it's so easy to just let the emotions of each day or the situations which hit daily, over come us and our resolve to be better, get healed, or just outright loose weight. <BR> <BR> We want too so bad, but how bad? For everyone that answer... Wed, 13 Aug 2008 11:11:05 EST "There's Got To Be A Morning After" - Marueen McGovern http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1391648 I woke up hearing this song this morning. ... I don't know how many of you have a song list playing in your head, but mine goes 24-7. I have no idea why, but any time of day you can ask me what's playing and I can go into that section and pull out the song playing in the background. ... I thought I was weird, but both my girls have this too. OK so maybe we are all three just weird. <BR> <BR> Anyhow, this song was playing this morning repetitiously, and it was pretty insistent that I go loo... Sun, 10 Aug 2008 07:41:05 EST (no title) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1383885 So, What's next? <BR> <BR> I think there is a place where most of us sit and question, what we are going to do next along our process of life... It's the place of reasoning. We are trying to make life style changes and along the way we see results of that challenge... <BR> <BR> Having met the challenges head on and having worked our ways through each one, we suddenly find ourselves outside of the fog and mist of the battle. <BR> <BR> Then looking over our shoulder at the scenes left be... Wed, 6 Aug 2008 08:03:52 EST A New Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1377218 Hey.. I just remembered, that I can actually SLEEP again. I've been going over the last few years, and I remembered how I use to have such a hard time sleeping. I'd wake up so much in the night- so much so- that often I'd just get up and watch TV till I fell back asleep. I hated that. It felt like I was always trying to catch up with sleep. I was also grumpy most of the time. <BR> <BR> So... for the last two weeks, I'm not waking up every hour or two. I'm not tossing and turning, and I don'... Sun, 3 Aug 2008 09:16:13 EST Weight Reassignment Issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1375557 I could have edited the other blog to say this but I figured it would make more sense if I added another post.. :) <BR> <BR> Well... on my Weight Reassignment Issues at hand I'd say it's progressing. Let me tell you a frustrating point I got into recently. <BR> <BR> I'd weighed about 10 days ago, and the scales said.. 203 Woo Hoo! Man, I'd not seen that number in a decade. Then... I was all jazzed up and excited about it, and did a dumb thing. I weighted again two days later on. Guess wh... Sat, 2 Aug 2008 08:00:38 EST Encouraged http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1375530 Not had a lot of time to write here lately, but I wanted to take a bit and just let you know how Encouraged I feel with you all around me. <BR> <BR> I pushed last month to see myself break past this plateau but nothing happened to the numbers. So, I just looked at the fact that nothing bad was going in my system so that meant my body was running efficiently and working on building healthy cells and booting out old icky ones that had been abused with the poisons I was eating daily. Eventuall... Sat, 2 Aug 2008 07:17:40 EST Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1372877 I was going to write about this in the morning, but it's on my mind now, so I'll just touch on it... <BR> <BR> When I began the Goonies I didn't understand "Weight Loss Challenges" Not even why I should bother. I really wanted to sit and loose weight alone and not be bothered (healing from some nasty hurts). Then out of curiosity I began reading your blogs and hearing your voices in each word. It just did me in... My heart just melted and I knew that not only did I need the Goonies but some ... Thu, 31 Jul 2008 21:53:45 EST Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1371778 OK, I was talking with a friend this week; Same day I went kayaking and figured out my head has already set my next goal. It's really sort of odd because I've tried very hard NOT to think about a next goal. I really like to concentrate on 1 goal at a time. .. but hey, that's just me. <BR> <BR> However it was looming up in front of me and before I knew it - It had popped out of my mouth! Oh boy~~ Is that really what I want? Well, I guess so. <BR> <BR> My next goal is to get to 180. <BR> ... Thu, 31 Jul 2008 12:30:47 EST Mood... Bored http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1371224 Bored Bored bored bored bored.... <BR> <BR> So, I'm sitting here wondering why? .... God knows I have enough to keep me moving all day. Why am I bored? <BR> <BR> I'm tired of looking at the scales and it reading the same 203 too... I've been working my butt off and keeping busy. Logging in food, and exercising, drinking my water.. So, I do know it's just a matter of time before my good work catches up with me. The Prenazone isn't exactly helping my weight reassignment either. Of course I k... Thu, 31 Jul 2008 08:59:02 EST Journey... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1370550 Well, here I am almost 30 lbs lighter. .. See I can see my own feet again! <BR> <BR> This is not just a short trip, but it's a life long event. Sometimes we find things we temporary do; whether it's a hobby or outing but something that so effects every aspect of your life, I call an life event and it's a theme that is laced through the pages of your years. <BR> <BR> I will get this right.. and keep going onto the goals. <BR> <BR> Goonies, we can do this! <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Mino <BR> Wed, 30 Jul 2008 22:09:11 EST Blue Heron http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1369148 I rowed right up to this bird. He stood there looking at me like, "come any closer and I'll peck your eyes out". He was easily 4ft tall and could have done so nicely. <BR> <BR> Anyhow, I wanted to share at least a couple photos of my outing with you guys. <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Mino Wed, 30 Jul 2008 10:59:16 EST The River http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1366308 Hey :) <BR> <BR> I'm just posting this photo in blog so you can see how pretty the river is. I had a blast. Of course.. It's 7 miles and takes about 3 hours to kayak. I feel pretty good this morning and actually want to go back out and paddle some more! <BR> <BR> I guess when you find an exercise you love you just stick with it. <BR> <BR> Goonie Hug <BR> Mino Tue, 29 Jul 2008 08:39:32 EST Kayaking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1365654 Hi Guys :) <BR> <BR> I was gone this weekend Kayaking. Had a blast and put in several hours out in the water daily. <BR> <BR> Just popping in to tell you where I was. It was surprise trip but one I'm glad I could get to go on. <BR> <BR> I'm sure I must have burned up some calories because I sure am sore tonight as I sit here typing. I'll post a new pix in the gallery for you to see.. :) <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Mino Mon, 28 Jul 2008 21:58:36 EST Feet and life changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1360056 One would never guess feet get fat huh? Well they do! Since I've lost almost 30 lbs, my feet have gone from a size 10W too an 8.5 W. Now I have a boodle of shoes which won't fit! hum..... this is weird. And as I'm sitting here thinking about it, I remember that happened last time as well. Ended up being a size 8W. <BR> <BR> Ah well... My bra won't fit now either but we won't go there this morning. Poor Puppies... <BR> <BR> I was talking to my eldest daughter last night. She's frustrated ... Sat, 26 Jul 2008 06:41:13 EST