MISSUSRIVERRAT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MISSUSRIVERRAT MISSUSRIVERRAT'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/ 58 Consistency Blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6454922 I started my series of Consistency blogs with the idea that daily blogging & tracking would give me information about myself. Blogging was supportive of change because it kept my concerns in my mind, kept a record, held me accountable, and because I got much support from other Sparkers. Many times I would think, “Oh, I can’t do this because I wouldn’t want to have to report this in my blog!” <BR> <BR> Here’s what I feel I learned: <BR> --It is very helpful to track for a fairly extende... Tue, 23 Jan 2018 07:38:55 EST Consistency -- # 58 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6454082 re 1/20/18 <BR> <BR> After blogging so consistently for a fairly long period of time, I feel the need to do a review of my status, goals, methods. I am going to do some thinking about the whole series and come to some general conclusions, then share those. I have definitely made progress in some areas and not in others and want to think about what has been going on. This will kind of wrap up the consistency blogs series. Then I will see where to go from there. <BR> <BR> Many thanks to ... Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:39:25 EST Consistency -- #57 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6453735 Re 1/19 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 2111 Calories <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> Cleaned 1 hour <BR> Shopped (Hobby Lobby & Wal-Mart) 1.5 hour <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> Doing better with emotions. Decided to spend only 15 or so minutes maximum per day in basement handling old paperwork, photos, & memorabilia since it is so obviously triggered negative emotions. I spent 15 minutes on Friday and also went to the bank and cleaned out the contents of Mom's safe deposit box. <BR> <BR> Other: <BR> Went in t... Sat, 20 Jan 2018 08:55:47 EST Consistency -- #56 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6453341 re 1/18/18 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1780 Calories <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> Deep cleaned bedroom for 1.5 hours <BR> Did laundry at the laundromat - equivalent of 18 loads of laundry at home <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> Spent 45 minutes in the basement shredding financial records. On 1/17/18 I spent 1.5 hours doing the same thing. Unfortunately going through the storage in the basement is triggering depression in me. I am feeling some very unhappy and negative emotions right now. I am trying t... Fri, 19 Jan 2018 07:07:52 EST Consistency -- #55 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452919 re 1/17 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1665 Calories <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> 1.5 hours at Wal-Mart. Burned up some calories and $270.00 (not just food but also some clothes and hh goods), <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> Plan for handling of memorabilia/old paperwork/old photos is working. <BR> There are 6 happy face stickers for January 17 (one for each 15 minutes). <BR> Spent 1.5 hours in basement shredding old paperwork. Went through other things and figured out where they will go. <BR> <BR> Other st... Thu, 18 Jan 2018 06:52:46 EST Consistency -- # 54 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452547 re 1/16 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 2066 Calories <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> Leslie Sansone 4 mile walk <BR> Oxycise Work-out # 2 <BR> Upper Body Strength Training <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> Various reflections and mini-meditations. <BR> <BR> Other stuff: <BR> --Appreciate yesterday's comments about memorabilia. Also read some articles on internet about dealing with it. Made me realize that I am not somehow flawed or a failing human being because I can't deal with memorabilia. Got an idea for a... Wed, 17 Jan 2018 07:29:55 EST Consistency -- # 53 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6452117 Re 1/15 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1730 Calories <BR> Trying to drink more water. <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> --.5 hour shoveling snow <BR> --2.5 hours cleaning (projects that I don't like to do) <BR> <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> --Am getting the message that husband will be taking more responsibility for things he has been avoiding (or ignoring or not seeing ?). <BR> --Asking for guidance about how to proceed with memorabilia, etc. in basement. <BR> Need a strategy or plan. I just can't emotion... Tue, 16 Jan 2018 06:26:59 EST Consistency -- # 52 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451733 Re 1/14 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> Calories =2045 Included a VERY big afternoon snack, so I just ate a very small portion at dinner. Average calories for the last 16 days is approximately 2026. <BR> (This emphasizes the need to track calories on those days that seem out of control.....so one can get a true average). I am not gaining weight at this level. I am down another 1/2 lb. (2 lbs. total since Thanksgiving). More importantly, I feel like I understand my personal eating patterns and ne... Mon, 15 Jan 2018 09:32:42 EST Consistency -- # 51 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451280 re 1/13 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1413 calories <BR> (said no to cookies at lunch) <BR> <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> Turned into a Rest Day <BR> Vacuumed a little <BR> Very little standing for cooking or doing dishes <BR> Visited with friends <BR> Watched football <BR> Read book <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> Appreciated my health and mobility. <BR> <BR> Other stuff: <BR> Legs stopped hurting Sun, 14 Jan 2018 07:55:57 EST Consistency -- # 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450908 re 1/12 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 2549 Calories <BR> Overeating due to eating 960 calories in the evening. <BR> Not sure what is going on. I have not done anything like this in a few months. <BR> Overexercise? Nuts? Tired in evening? Really hungry? Worried about cold weather? <BR> I don't know. Going to avoid nuts for a few days and see what happens, then reintroduce them. You might read "other stuff" below and think it is due to that. However, I deal with the issues that I described on a da... Sat, 13 Jan 2018 06:20:25 EST Consistency -- # 49 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450542 re 1/11 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1871 Calories <BR> Lots of fruit and vegetables. You can eat a heck of a lot of food in a day when much of it is vegetables and fruit. Considering nuts almost like medicine to keep control of them. <BR> I ate 14 almonds which I counted out and ate with a meal. <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> --No formal movement. That's OK because I perhaps needed a break. <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> --Getting thoughts about relying on the presence of masculine energy in the univers... Fri, 12 Jan 2018 07:24:42 EST Consistency -- # 48 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450153 re 1/10 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 2112 Calories <BR> Using nuts and seeds for a snack really bumps up calories & fat. I think this is why I used to forbid them. They are so calorie dense and not filling for me. Plus one leads to another and it is easy to keep eating them. But I do know they are recommended for nutrients. Need to learn how to include them. <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> -- Laundry at laundromat. Equivalent of 17 loads of laundry at home. <BR> -- Leslie Sansone 2 Miracle Miles DVD <BR... Thu, 11 Jan 2018 07:57:43 EST Consistency -- # 47 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6449726 Re 1/9 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1707 Calories <BR> Trying to switch to include healthy fats and lots of fruits and vegetables. <BR> These changes resulted in 49 grams fiber for the day and a higher fat percentage than usual of 44%. <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> Leslie Sansone DVD -- Burn 30 (30 minute) <BR> Upper body weight training -- increased dumbbells to 8 lbs. <BR> Oxycise Work-Out # 2 <BR> Stretched -- flexibility improving <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> Noting how dependent I am on the interne... Wed, 10 Jan 2018 06:21:33 EST Consistency -- # 46 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6449314 This is a catch-up for days that I was at Kentucky cabin with no internet. <BR> <BR> I did write down what I ate in a little book and estimated calories. I averaged about 2000 per day with the exception of yesterday 1/8/18. <BR> <BR> After checking out the Kentucky cabin and finding that everything had held --heat stayed on, no pipes frozen, well pump didn't freeze-- I come home to find out that our heat was off in Illinois. It was 49 degrees in our house. We still had power and water r... Tue, 9 Jan 2018 07:37:23 EST Consistency -- # 45 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6447516 re 1/4 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> --1919 Calories <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> --Leslie Sansone 5 Mega Miles w/ bands <BR> <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> --Meditated before bed <BR> <BR> Other: <BR> --1/2 hour light therapy <BR> --worked 3 hours at old job to help new person <BR> <BR> Fri, 5 Jan 2018 07:24:21 EST Consistency -- # 44 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6447059 Re 1/3 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> Calories 1510 <BR> Included Mind Healthy: egg, avocado, pineapple, mango, pistachios, roasted edamame, raspberries, lean beef, whole grain bread, butter. Honestly, those were the best raspberries I have eaten in my whole life ! <BR> <BR> For the present time, my strategy is to include in my food consumption as many foods as possible that are considered to be Mind Healthy and stay withing 2000 max calorie limit. I am gradually going to convert over. <BR> <BR... Thu, 4 Jan 2018 07:38:54 EST Consistency -- # 43 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6446534 Food: <BR> --2100 Calories <BR> --Includes 8 servings fruit/vegetables <BR> --Maintaining 1.5 pound loss <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> --Took down Christmas decorations (up & down basement stairs) <BR> --Leslie Sansone -- Walk & Kick (30 minutes) <BR> --Upper body weight training <BR> --Stretched <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> --Feel a bit at loose ends after the holiday. Partly the weather that doesn't allow a lot of activities. Still have clean-up after MIL visit. Our week-end guests cancelled, ... Wed, 3 Jan 2018 07:02:04 EST Consistency -- # 42 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445991 re 1/1 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1767 Calories <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> No formal movement <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> Reflected on last year and coming year <BR> <BR> Other stuff: <BR> --1/2 hour light therapy <BR> --Took MIL back to her house. My husband and I decided that if we are to be watching her again that we will probably do so at her house, not ours. However, all her kids agree that nursing home care is appropriate in the near future. They are worried about what it will do to her. B... Tue, 2 Jan 2018 05:55:59 EST Completed afghan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445800 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8bc61b90-7c42-4934-b975-28ad8c1f6918.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> For those Sparkers that have been reading my blogs and wondered what this thing looked like! <BR> I designed it myself. It was done one a circular needle, all in one piece (kind of like a huge, wide scarf). The circular needle is needed because there are 100 stitches and regular needles would be too short to hold the whole thing. There was no need to piece anything together. ... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 19:53:53 EST Consistency -- # 41 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445375 re 12/31 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 2033 Calories. I didn't track til this AM, but made notes during the day yesterday. <BR> Prefer tracking throughout the day so I can see the calorie totals and macro breakdown. That way I feel that I can understand my hunger levels a little better and determine whether it is real hunger or false hunger. This is especially a problem in the evening for me. <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> --No formal movement <BR> --MIL still here. <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> --Reflec... Mon, 1 Jan 2018 07:56:28 EST Consistency -- # 40 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6444942 Re 12/30 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 2197 Calories <BR> Could have been a lot worse! <BR> However, I should also note that I have undereaten the past couple days. So, maybe this is just my bodies way of getting an average. Still need to work on quality of food. Too much holiday junk around ! <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> Nothing formal <BR> I did a lot of standing for cooking, washing dishes, and taking care of MIL. <BR> She picks things up and walks around with them, then puts them in strange plac... Sun, 31 Dec 2017 08:02:20 EST Consistency -- # 39 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6444597 Re 12/29 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1679 Calories <BR> Food percentages nearly identical to Spark recommended. (Good thing I ate that cookie to bring up the fat and carbs, right? <em>40</em> ) <BR> Never fear....the nutrition book is on the way. I ordered one from Amazon. <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> Leslie Sansone DVD -- 30 Minutes <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> Considering the thought to "pray without ceasing" <BR> Googled that and read ideas about that <BR> <BR> Other stuff: <BR> 3 hours RT... Sat, 30 Dec 2017 07:07:15 EST Consistency -- # 38 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6444277 Re 12/28 <BR> <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1319 Calories -- This is unusually low for me. I just wasn't all that hungry. <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> Oxycise Work-out # 1 -- I did a lot yesterday, so I am OK with just that. <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> Had very nice conversations with brother and then sister on the phone. They and their families are doing well. We planned to get together when my sister is in the area. <BR> Still feeling the need to pray for relatives. <BR> <BR> Other stuff: <BR> ... Fri, 29 Dec 2017 07:36:52 EST Consistency -- # 37 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443948 Re 12/27 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1496 Calories <BR> I have consistently been blogging and tracking my food for one month. <BR> I feel that I have tracking and calorie intake under control. I have consistently been under 2000 calories per day with the exception of a few days. There are some days when I am significantly under 2000. The only day I drastically exceeded the level was Christmas celebration day and I allowed myself that. I have kept weight down and lost approximately 1.5 pounds ov... Thu, 28 Dec 2017 06:51:09 EST Consistency -- # 36 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443636 re 12/26 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1521 Calories <BR> Coincidentally, macro percentages worked out to be almost exactly what Spark recommends. <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> -Grocery shopping in morning <BR> -Laundry at laundromat in afternoon <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> -Drew oracle card Cernunnos (again). Symbol of fertility & earth. <BR> <BR> Other stuff: <BR> -Caught up on paperwork <BR> -Knit more on afghan <BR> -Watched football <BR> -1/2 hour light therapy <BR> -Trying new face cream Wed, 27 Dec 2017 06:25:33 EST Consistency -- # 35 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443358 Re 12/25 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1938 Calories <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> Rest Day <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> Grateful for family <BR> <BR> Other stuff: <BR> Did a lot of cooking (cookies, bread, and nice dinner) <BR> Husband and I were at home. <BR> 1/2 hour light therapy. <BR> Almost done with afghan. <BR> Enjoyed our decorations. <BR> Enjoyed the view out the window -- icy Mississippi River & eagles flying. Tue, 26 Dec 2017 06:44:41 EST Consistency -- # 34 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6443116 re 12/24 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1779 Calories <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> Leslie Sansone -- miles 1 & 3 on 3 Mega Miles <BR> Leslie Sansone -- mile 4 on 4 Fast Miles <BR> (total 3 miles done) <BR> Oxycise Work-out # 4 <BR> Stretching <BR> Put away Christmas presents from yesterday. <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> Very quiet Christmas Eve. We celebrated Christmas yesterday with family. <BR> Time to be reflective about Christmas past and our blessings. <BR> <BR> Other Stuff: <BR> --Got snow in th... Mon, 25 Dec 2017 07:41:44 EST Thought-provoking Spark Articles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442880 Should you maintain your weight before you lose? <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo<BR>g.asp?post=should_you_maintain_your_we<BR>ight_before_you_lose </link> <BR> <BR> About being thin and unfit <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blo<BR>g.asp?post=megan_fox_doesnt_work_out_e<BR>ats_once_a_day </link> Sun, 24 Dec 2017 08:14:08 EST Consistency -- # 33 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442873 re 12/23 <BR> Celebrated Christmas with kids and grandkids <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> Didn't count calories. I never watch food on a family holiday. Those days are <BR> Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I count as holidays those days that we actually get together with family to celebrate, not what is on the calendar. Those are my days to eat whatever looks good and not worry about it! I But I limit the totally free days to just those three days a year. I think that helps me eat healthier t... Sun, 24 Dec 2017 07:46:16 EST Consistency -- # 32 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442615 re 12/22 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 2046 calories <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> --Cleaned main living area of house <BR> --Leslie Sansone Walk & Kick (30 min. DVD) <BR> --Leslie Sansone Tone Every Zone Upper Body <BR> --Oxycise Work-out # 2 <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> Drew oracle card, Joan of Arc-about speaking out about beliefs. <BR> <BR> Other stuff: <BR> --1/2 hour light therapy <BR> --Out to favorite restaurant with husband and friends <BR> --Cut up fruit for holiday celebration with family on ... Sat, 23 Dec 2017 07:29:25 EST Consistency -- # 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442349 re 12/21 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1919 calories <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> --Leslie Sansone 2 miles (very peppy miles) On this DVD Leslie really goofs around a lot. Everyone laughs, teases, has fun. The music is fun songs. Felt like a party. <BR> Wish all her DVD's were like this. Read reviews of this DVD on Amazon just to see what others thought. Some love this and respond to it. Other don't like it. The style reminded me of when I used to teach line dance and how my friends and I acted. ... Fri, 22 Dec 2017 06:56:29 EST Consistency -- # 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442047 Re 12/20 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 2265 calories -- could have been a lot worse-- trust me. <BR> Only 265 above my self-created daily maximum and I have been under every other day. <BR> I have just been focusing on calories and trying to include enough protein & fiber. <BR> Feeling the need to work on more details of nutrition. <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> Leslie Sansone DVD 30 minutes <BR> Oxycise Work-out for arms & back <BR> Walked around Wal-Mart <BR> <BR> Thought about my leg issues. I did r... Thu, 21 Dec 2017 06:49:50 EST Consistency -- # 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441757 Re 12/19 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1784 calories <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> Leslie Sansone DVD -- walked one mile <BR> Leslie Sansone DVD -- upper body work-out on Tone Every Zone (w/ 5 lb weights) <BR> Oxycise Work-out # 2 <BR> <BR> Legs seem to be feeling much better. All I can say is that they are gradually healing from whatever strained them while doing the fall leaves. <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> Was inspired by Spark blogs. There are a lot of reflective ones at this time of year with holid... Wed, 20 Dec 2017 05:49:25 EST Consistency -- # 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441483 Re 12/18 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1675 Calories <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> Grocery store & other errands <BR> Leslie Sansone walking -- one mile <BR> Oxycise Work-out # 1 <BR> Gentle stretching. <BR> Iced legs. <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> Drew oracle card Lord Shiva. Message was basically that we can create our own reality. <BR> <BR> Other stuff: <BR> Did 1/2 hour light therapy. However, I think getting outside to run errands on a beautiful day did more for my attitude. Breathing in the fresh a... Tue, 19 Dec 2017 05:36:54 EST Consistency -- # 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6441221 Re 12/16 & 12/17 <BR> <BR> Calories: <BR> 12/16 = 1726 (Babysat at daughters'. She is a healthy cook/eater) <BR> 12/17 = 1906 (Birthday party for oldest granddaughter who turned 15) <BR> <BR> 12/16 Daughter has food that I like and is healthy. OK, there was one dark beer I managed to drink ! <BR> <BR> 12/17 Included a birthday party. There was 1400 calories in what I ate at the birthday meal at lunchtime with dessert! That even includes the fact that I stretched the lasagna en... Mon, 18 Dec 2017 06:59:41 EST Consistency -- #26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440714 Re 12/15 <BR> Quick blog! Need to get going because today I am going to visit my daughter & family and babysit her 6 month old baby boy! <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1738 Calories <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> Legs aching again. Took ibuprofen which seemed to help. I rarely take pain meds but it's all I could think of to do differently. <BR> No formal exercise <BR> Cleaned main living areas of house <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> Drew oracle card Isis (Egyptian goddess) <BR> <BR> Other stuff: <BR> Went ... Sat, 16 Dec 2017 07:15:05 EST Article about increasing flexibility by increasing hydration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440468 <link>ezinearticles.com/?Can-Drinking-Wate<BR>r-Make-You-More-Flexible?&id=6527086 </link> <BR> <BR> I was researching info about increasing flexibility and came across this and many similar articles. <BR> <BR> VERY interesting. Never really thought about the relationship between flexibility and hydration. Fri, 15 Dec 2017 08:45:53 EST Consistency -- # 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440414 Re 12/14 <BR> <BR> This will sound like a pretty boring day, folks! No drama today. Just staying the course! <BR> I am recording it because there are things I am keeping track of and, well, it is about consistency, as you may have figured out. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1398 Calories <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> No formal exercise <BR> Did laundry at the laundromat equivalent of 8 home loads <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> Drew oracle card Mary Magdalene. Read about her. <BR> <BR> O... Fri, 15 Dec 2017 05:57:16 EST Consistency -- # 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6440130 Re 12/13 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1576 Calories <BR> Apparently my appetite varies from day to day. <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> Leslie Sansone Walk & Kick (30 minutes) <BR> Oxycise Work-out # 2 <BR> Stretched 10 minutes <BR> Strength training- machine in basement -- pull downs & presses <BR> Legs feel a lot better. <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> Drew oracle card and read about it. <BR> <BR> Other stuff: <BR> -- Went to doctor. Stuffy right ear was ear wax!!! As soon as he flushed it out it felt cle... Thu, 14 Dec 2017 06:33:08 EST Consistency -- # 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439843 Re 12/12 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> Calories 2110 <BR> First time I have gone over my 2000 max while doing the Consistency blogs. Didn't eat trigger foods. Just felt a little hungry. Seems my hunger varies day to day. I did a rough average over the past days that I have been doing the Consistency blogs and came up with an average of approx 1800 calories per day. I have lost approx 1.5 pounds in the same time frame. So, it would seem that 2000 is approx my maintenance. 1800 per day would sus... Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:20:34 EST Consistency -- #22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439556 Re 12/11 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1555 Calories <BR> Easily staying under goal of 2000 max when I do not eat trigger foods and eat lots of fruit and vegetables. <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> Feeling better overall but still feel very sore in legs. <BR> Need to figure out how to get over that. All I can think of is that it is a bad case of DOMS from doing yard work and then Leslie Sansone DVD's without much of a recovery time between occurrences. Noted that I certainly don't bounce back from heavy... Tue, 12 Dec 2017 06:53:37 EST Consistency -- #21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6439271 Re 12/10 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> --1621 Calories <BR> --Oatmeal makes a good bedtime snack for me. <BR> <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> --Was quite tired, legs ached, and didn't feel that well so didn't do any formal exercise. <BR> --Hoping to feel better next day. Went to bed early. <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> --Drew an oracle card and read about it. <BR> --Read about Elvis who was a spiritual seeker. <BR> <BR> Other stuff: <BR> --Did 1/2 hour of light therapy (no noticeable changes yet) <BR> --F... Mon, 11 Dec 2017 06:20:51 EST Consistency -- #20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438999 Re 12/9 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1990 Calories <BR> We ate at friends' house for supper. I had a small portion of dessert and that did not trigger more eating. I think I was motivated to keep my calorie count under goal for the day. <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> Danced freestyle and stretched to Christmas carols for about 45 minutes. <BR> Helped relieve soreness. Need to do this more often.....much more often. <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> Stretching made me cry, especially when done to Christmas ca... Sun, 10 Dec 2017 07:12:55 EST Consistency -- #19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438726 Re 12/8 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1891 calories <BR> Relatively higher percentage of carbs than I normally would eat, but still got protein and fiber. <BR> I am trying to figure out what my maintenance calorie amount is. Tracking is doable when I look at it as a research tool that provides data. <BR> <BR> Successfully avoiding triggers, although I did discover that pop corn is not a trigger food. I can control it. My husband is a junk food guy and our counter and "his" cupboard is full of ... Sat, 9 Dec 2017 07:20:27 EST Consistency -- # 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438475 Re 12/7 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1850 calories -- more carbs than I normally eat, but still met protein and fiber goals <BR> Working with the concept of "fluffy food." I made that up. Fluffy food has more water content, more air content, and/or more fiber. Fruit, vegetables, salads, soup, fruit smoothies, oatmeal, and pop corn are fluffy. They make us feel full and satiated. <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> --Oxycise Work-out # 3 <BR> --Leslie Sansone Firm 30 (30 minutes of strength training) wi... Fri, 8 Dec 2017 07:28:38 EST Consistency -- # 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6438169 Re 12/6 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1949 Calories (Whew, that was close) <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> Went to Wal-Mart and got as much exercise as it takes to spend $200 ! That was at least 2 weeks of groceries plus some things needed for the house. I also did do a lot of cooking and then dishes which did involve a fairly lengthy period of standing. <BR> <BR> Otherwise, I finally got a rest day ! Put my feet up for a while and just sat. Let my brain and body take a break. I nee... Thu, 7 Dec 2017 07:01:17 EST Consistency -- #16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437859 Re 12/5 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 1855 calories <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> Did laundry at the laundromat, the equivalent of about 12 loads in a home washer. <BR> Lots of carrying and lifting. <BR> Did some yard work -- leaf pick-up. <BR> This was to have been a rest day. Feeling very worn out (sore & almost weak). <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> Am trying to learn to "let go" of what no longer serves me.....things, emotions, foods. <BR> Am seeing the need to accept change and be flexible. The only... Wed, 6 Dec 2017 06:20:29 EST Consistency -- # 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437568 Re 12/4/17 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> Calories total 1475 & met protein and fiber goals. <BR> Noticed that percentage of protein/fat/carb is closer to the Spark percentages. Usually my <BR> fat and protein are higher and carb lower than is suggested. <BR> <BR> Changed my calorie goal on my Spark page. Some how the daily goal of 1300 - 1600 was in there. I am not sure when and how that amount got calculated and entered. However, I was able to change it to the goal range of 2000-2000. I am ... Tue, 5 Dec 2017 06:27:33 EST Consistency -- #14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6437243 Re 12/3 <BR> <BR> Food: <BR> 2052 calories -- hit protein and fiber goals <BR> <BR> Movement: <BR> Leslie Sansone 3 miles <BR> Oxycise Work-out #2 <BR> Stretching <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> Saw full moon in AM <BR> <BR> Other stuff: <BR> Knit on cowl scarf <BR> Completed Christmas craft project <BR> Began organizing craft counter in basement <BR> Made beef vegetable soup <BR> Watched Bears football game Mon, 4 Dec 2017 06:22:00 EST Consistency -- #13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6436949 Re 12/2 <BR> Food: <BR> 2,154 calories. 49 grams of fiber! Oh boy. <BR> I need to calculate an approximate maintenance calorie amount so I know what I am working with. I feel like I am missing something there. Different calculators vary so much. I got hungry in the evening. Applebee's meal was nutritious and light but not at all filling so I needed a snack which bumped up the total. Plus I did a lot of exercise which only supports my theory that it is the exercise that is making me hu... Sun, 3 Dec 2017 07:42:41 EST