MISHMOM's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MISHMOM MISHMOM'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/ Law of the harvest and ditzing around http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611973 1. Law of the harvest - we reap what we sow. <BR> <BR> 2. Ditzing around... procrastinating about exercise, eating great in the day and then losing it at night... equaled a 1 lb net loss in the month of January. See #1. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> OK, so it's a new month. I'm signed up for a 5k on March 1, 2014 in Provo, UT for the International FOP Association and I'm walking in honor of my granddaughter, so time to put my trainers on and go for a walk. No more procrastinating. Sat, 1 Feb 2014 10:38:54 EST This Beautiful World http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549072 It has been raining since Thursday in Southern Nevada, non-stop. This morning I woke up early, and while it is overcast out, no rain! I laced up my shoes, put on my "Sparkie" (activity tracker) and headed outside. I headed towards the park; you would never know that I lived in the middle of a desert. The emerald lawns were lush and verdant; the air smelled so fresh - it reminded me of Herbal Essence shampoo, it smelled so good! The rain knocked most of the deciduous tree leaves off, and ... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 12:17:45 EST Revisiting Perfectionism http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338910 A long time ago a therapist told me I was a perfectionist. This really shocked me -- because I had never thought of myself as a type A, driven kind of person. I procrastinate a lot, I often don't complete things that I start -- again, this really shocked me. When we delved into it a little deeper, I came to realize that I have a tendency towards "all or nothing" thinking -- if I can't do an A+++ job on something, then I just won't do it at all. I call doing nothing my F job. <BR> <BR> As... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 00:47:38 EST A new treat... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5313112 I found a new treat when I was shopping at Home Goods last week -- Dark Chocolate Covered Goji Berries. They're kind of expensive - $7.99 for a 6-oz bag. Goji berries are supposed to be really good for you -- this from WebMD - <BR> <BR> "The goji berry is also called the wolfberry. It is a bright orange-red berry that comes from a shrub that's native to China. In Asia, goji berries have been eaten for generations in the hopes of living longer. <BR> <BR> Over time, people have used goji b... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 22:24:07 EST My April Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5308100 1. Lose 7 lbs by May 1st (I seem to fall a little short each month, but that's ok -- better to have something to shoot for than not) <BR> 2. Keep up with my BSG group goals/points. <BR> 3. Water - ugh. Hard. Shoot for 3 days a week of 8 glasses per day. <BR> 4. 75 minutes of exercise per week. Mon, 1 Apr 2013 21:38:11 EST 1 Corinthians 10:13, 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268216 "There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. <BR> <BR> Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatever ye do, do all to the glory of God." <BR> <BR> I'm trying Lord! I backslid a lot this week. You sent me these scriptures just when I needed them so I thank You! <em>224</em> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 08:52:36 EST That Crazy Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257945 We're having the Biggest Loser competition at work and it's the Middle Official Weigh-in. We have to weigh in every week but we get to use our home scale results. The work scale makes me about 6 lbs heavier than the home scale. At home I weigh when I wake up, after a pee, in my undies (don't we all?). At work I have to weigh in my clothes, after I've eaten breakfast, yada yada. Beginning of the competition, middle and end of the competition, we have to weigh in on the "official" scale. ... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:30:32 EST Back To Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5252532 I hadn't blogged for almost a year -- mostly because I totally abandoned eating healthy for almost a year as well. I started on SP faithfully January 15, 2013 for the third time. I decided I would give it a month before I blogged in case I bombed again (that's stinkin' thinkin', I know). Thankfully, I made it to a month of consistently tracking my food here on SP. Not sure if I will reach my goal of 16 lbs by March 1st, but had I not made the goal, I might still be sitting on those 9 lbs ... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 11:16:01 EST Energizer Bunny? What happened? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4803309 This afternoon Hubby asked me if I wanted to go for a walk. Without missing a beat, I dropped what I was doing and said "Sure!" and bounced out the door. <BR> <BR> What happened to the girl who said, <BR> <BR> I'm tired <BR> My legs hurt <BR> I'm busy <BR> Let's go tomorrow <BR> It's too cold <BR> It's too hot <BR> I can't find my sneakers <BR> <BR> Etc, etc, etc. <BR> <BR> I hope THAT GIRL is gone for good! <em>100</em> Sat, 24 Mar 2012 22:32:02 EST Starting the "Tame Your Sweet Tooth" Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4794581 Wow, perfect timing. I have been weaning off sugar for a month. By weaning, I mean, going from Living in Little Debbie Land (and candy and cookies and what have you) down to a Nugo Bar (protein bar) and 2-3 dark chocolate Dove eggs per day. But having just returned from a vacation weekend, I fell into old habits and ate what I felt like, and this morning I'm feeling it... not good. <BR> <BR> So ready to jump right back in the saddle. If you are interested, look up Challenge Central on Sp... Mon, 19 Mar 2012 09:10:33 EST A Helpful Book http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4783312 I have a stressful job and the belly fat to prove it <em>100</em> I know that stress = cortisol production = fat storage. I am reading this wonderful book right now. So wonderful, that it's the kind of book you want to tell EVERYBODY about so that they can benefit from it too. <BR> <BR> It was actually a pop-up when I was web surfing. 99 times out of 100 I won't bite when I get those but this one was worth it. It is from Rodale (publishers of Prevention Magazine), and it's called The ... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 09:29:42 EST Chocolate Cinnamon Bears http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4777136 One of my FAVORITE treats in the whole wide world are Chocolate covered Cinnamon Bears from the BYU Bookstore in Provo, UT. I was just there over the weekend visiting our youngest son who is a student there. I very mindfully and purposefully avoided visiting the bookstore for that very reason. I didn't say anything to my husband about it though. I have had a string of really good days eating and exercising. <BR> <BR> Last night, hubby brings home a big box of BEARS! "Look what I found a... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 10:07:15 EST Sheepish, but back and motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4666089 After Thanksgiving, eating got out of control and exercise went out the window. So back to square one. I litereally stepped on the scale for the first time in over a month this morning, and frankly expected a lot more damage that what the scale revealed... but I marked it on my little ticker anyway, and posted a 3 lb gain. No point in berating myself, it's just time to work on being healthy again. <BR> <BR> I have a big goal to work on, as my hubby and I are taking a trip to the Alps in S... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 12:17:31 EST The Learning Process http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4586906 I have been doing pretty good lately, but yesterday my eating wasn't too good... for whatever reason, my breakfast and lunch were minimal and I had a counseling appointment right after work... so after my appointment I was starving!!! I chose the drive-thru at Jack In The Box... one sourdough steak melt and regular pumpkin shake later, as I guiltily posted on my nutrition tracker - I realized in 20 minutes, I basically consumed 2 days worth of fat grams and went over my calories for the day.... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:42:40 EST Emotional eating vs. self control http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4558550 Last night we got some bad news that we have been dreading. My sweet granddaughter has been diagnosed with a devastating illness that is so incredibly rare. It's the kind of lottery you don't want to win - less than 200 people in the US have it. I am still trying to process this. Why do I bring this up? Because it is so typical of me to run to the cupboard and start stuffing my face. Find the Halloween candy, have a giant bowl of ice cream, or a mixing bowl full of popcorn in an effort ... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 11:23:54 EST The tortoise and the hare http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4551781 I am determined to be a tortoise this time around. I'm going to try very hard not to put time constraints on myself. I'm 51... I started packing on the pounds with baby #1 in 1984. It's taken me 27 years to get to where I was last week, and while I don't wish to take 27 years to take it off, it's not going to happen in 27 weeks either. I am not going to set myself up to unrealistic expectations. Like the tortoise, I will just keep on keeping on. My food tracker is keeping me honest - I ... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 23:39:24 EST