MOM2KATNISS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MOM2KATNISS MOM2KATNISS'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/ Meals that heal inflammation book http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473852 I'm reading this book by Julie Daniluk. Really I've been pouring over it. <BR> <BR> I want to go through the 5 steps the author outlines in the book toward healing from inflammation, which are: <BR> <BR> Step 1, lasts 2 weeks: Purge your home of all unhealthy foods. <BR> <BR> Begin by eliminating the unhealthy foods you find most easy to part with. <BR> <BR> Step 2, lasts 2 weeks: Eliminate specific foods from your diet. <BR> <BR> Step 3, lasts 8-10 weeks: Stay the course: Eat three m... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 19:48:06 EST Delayed start to my new Spark Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121773 Ugh, sorry guys, but I decided to delay the start to this new Spark Streak. <BR> <BR> I live in an area affected by Hurricane Sandy and have had unexpected house guests, kids home from school, and been telecommuting from home, so at least for right now, I can't really focus on this. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to start it for sure this coming Monday November 5. <BR> <BR> Hope you're all well and if at all affected by this hurricane, that you're hanging in there. <BR> <BR> Have a good day!! Fri, 2 Nov 2012 18:13:55 EST New Spark streak starting tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118881 Tomorrow, November 1, I'll be starting a new streak that will last straight through December 21. I'm doing it because I need something to keep me focused as the holiday season approaches. <BR> <BR> I'm calling it the 37-Day PwP Streak because it focuses on the 3 areas of Pilates (P), water (w), and portions (P). <BR> <BR> Area #1: <BR> Pilates DVD in the morning every *weekday*; on weekends, I'll visit the gym; here is my Pilates DVD schedule: <BR> From November 1 to 9, I'll be using "P... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 09:46:48 EST I'M DONE!! / 100-Day streak / 5 things I learned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5110969 Today is Day 100 of my 100-Day Exercise and no junk streak. <BR> <BR> It's so nice to have arrived here. I wasn't sure many days that I'd make it. <BR> <BR> Before anything else, I want to sincerely thank those of you who cheered me on, with or without leaving a comment. It was very encouraging and a good reminder to me that I needed to stay on course. <BR> <BR> So, here's what I've learned in the last 100 days: <BR> <BR> 1) * Food doesn't need to entertain me.* My tendency all of my lif... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 09:20:34 EST Day 99 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5109632 ONE DAY TO GO! <BR> <BR> Wow, I am actually going to miss this streak. I mean, I plan on continuing to eat well, but I'll miss writing about it.... <BR> <BR> ....SOOO, I'm starting another streak next week to take me up to Christmas...more on that tomorrow. <BR> <BR> For now, kept on track yesterday. Today is same menu and walking... <BR> <BR> Have a brilliant day!! Tue, 23 Oct 2012 09:12:48 EST Days 96-98 of 100 Day - Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5107939 TWO days to go! I'm so excited! <BR> <BR> I've been keeping my menu the same 1) because I like these foods, thankfully and 2) it just makes things easier for me in terms of food prep, etc. <BR> <BR> Menu today is the same as it's been. <BR> Did Just Dance this morning and will walk at lunchtime. <BR> <BR> Have a Sparky day!! Mon, 22 Oct 2012 05:47:17 EST Day 95 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104661 5 days to go!! yeeee-ah! <BR> <BR> Spot-on day yesterday. <BR> <BR> Ended up having whole grain english muffin for dinner. Not very hungry. <BR> <BR> Today is an exact duplicate of yesterday, dinner will probably be chicken and broccoli. <BR> <BR> Walking at lunch. <BR> <BR> Have a great day!! Fri, 19 Oct 2012 08:22:28 EST Day 94 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5103506 Had a great day yesterday. Kept to plan, even though I was dying to gorge on food when I got home. <BR> <BR> Sometimes I think my lifelong tendency to overeat has been simply out of boredom. Life can get so monotonous. Get up, go to work, do same things every night at home, go to bed, start over. Food has been my MO for entertainment. <BR> <BR> Want to have fun? Order a pizza! Feeling down and out? Get the Chinese restaurant menu out! <BR> <BR> It's such a lie. Like all other escapes fro... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 09:08:13 EST Day 93 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5102220 Got my flu shot yesterday plus my little one has a cold...I don't know if it's the power of suggestion, but I started to feel a little under the weather myself last night. <BR> <BR> Still, had a good day, stayed on track, had 1 cup of chicken corn stew for dinner, coffee for dessert. <BR> <BR> Today is literally same menu as yesterday, except having almond milk with my cereal today, not Greek yogurt (I'm all out of yogurt). <BR> <BR> 7 days to go!!! <BR> <BR> Have a splendid day!! Wed, 17 Oct 2012 08:21:15 EST Day 92 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100975 Good day yesterday...I successfully avoided piles of Halloween candy people have been leaving around. Not easy, especially after a meal when I crave sweets most. <BR> <BR> Menu today is pretty much same as yesterday's. <BR> <BR> Walking today at lunch. <BR> <BR> 8 days to go!! <BR> <BR> Have an intentional day!! Tue, 16 Oct 2012 08:23:08 EST Days 89-91 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099549 I'm closing in on the finish line!! By next Wednesday, I will have reached the end of this streak. <BR> <BR> I won't dwell on that too much right now. <BR> <BR> Weekend was eh. I ate ok but didn't get much exercise. <BR> <BR> Today's menu is the same old same old, 1 cup of pasta fagioli for dinner. <BR> <BR> Have a joyful day!! Mon, 15 Oct 2012 08:40:51 EST Day 88 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096185 Hi everybody. <BR> <BR> Can I be honest? I'm not into this streak today. I'm just down and bummed and blue and any other word you can think of that means depressed. <BR> <BR> I'm doing it, just going on automatic. <BR> <BR> I think I'm premenopausal or something. I dunno. <BR> <BR> Anyway, had cooked oatmeal with raisins for breakfast <BR> Snack: grapes <BR> Lunch: Amy's Organic tomato soup and a black bean veggieburger <BR> Snack: apple <BR> Dinner: chicken with broccoli <BR> Snack: c... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 09:00:53 EST Day 87 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095059 It's been a long, tiring week. <BR> <BR> Sticking to plan. <BR> <BR> Menu same as yesterday. <BR> Walking at lunch today. <BR> <BR> Have an invigorating day!! Thu, 11 Oct 2012 09:52:26 EST Day 86 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093733 Still truckin'! <BR> <BR> Delish Chicken chili for dinner yesterday....hit the spot on the raw, fall day. <BR> <BR> Menu today same as yesterday! <BR> <BR> Walking at lunch today. <BR> <BR> Have a splendid day!! Wed, 10 Oct 2012 09:11:43 EST Day 85 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5092354 I'm feeling stronger and more on my game today. Thank you so much for you support and for cheering me on. It helps so much. <BR> <BR> Yesterday for lunch, I had some brown rice sushi. I had planned on having soup for lunch but learned in the morning that a very dear friend had passed away. He was a former coworker and along with other good friends, we used to spend many a lunchtime enjoying sushi. So, I had sushi for lunch in his honor. It was bittersweet and not nearly as enjoyable knowing ... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 08:56:29 EST Days 81 -84 of 100 Day - Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5090816 I don't know if any of you are familiar with the old "Odd Couple" tv show starring Jack Klugman and Tony Randall...? In particular, one episode towards the end of the series was about Oscar's secretary, Myrna (played by Penny Marshall), and her boyfriend Sheldn Stimmler (played by Penny's then-husband, Rob Reiner), who had cheated on her. <BR> <BR> I'm getting somewhere with this! <BR> <BR> So, anyway, Sheldn (legally, it's Sheldn. No 'o' on the birth certificate.) returns to his faithful ... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 05:53:17 EST Day 80 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086270 Someone give me a high five! I sat with my family last night as each of them had cupcakes, luscious, juicy Red Velvet cupcakes. I had not one bite. I actually didn't want any. <BR> <BR> I'm finding this week that it's true that I like not feeling bloated and not having aches in my joints. I like it better than eating junky stuff. <BR> <BR> Menu today: same as usual up to dinner...will see! <BR> <BR> Exercise today: Leslie Sansone's Walk and Kick. I like this one. I don't love it. But it... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 08:49:54 EST Day 79 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084900 Yesterday was a pretty good day. Had my usual for breakfast and lunch. For dinner, I had a homemade tuna fish sandwich, and some coffee for "dessert." <BR> <BR> I find I don't want fruit when I'm home! How weird is that? When I'm home, I want comfort foods and not the stuff I eat at work during the week. I'm sure I'll slowly adapt to eating more fruits at home. Maybe I just need to eat different freggies that I don't identify with work so much. <BR> <BR> Today's menu: <BR> breakfast and l... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 09:18:45 EST Day 78 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5083478 Did pretty well yesterday. <BR> <BR> I feel good! <BR> <BR> Menu today: same as yesterday; exercise today: Karen Voight's energizing workout - what a great workout! I really felt like it woke my body right up! <BR> <BR> Made cupcakes last night with my kids; they each had one. I had none! woo hoo! <BR> <BR> Have a joyful day!! Tue, 2 Oct 2012 08:59:28 EST Days 74 - 77 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081798 Nothing new to report, all systems are running smoothly. <BR> <BR> This weekend was crazy, did a lot of walking. <BR> <BR> I'm so excited I'm closing in on the 100th day!! Woo hoo! <BR> <BR> This week is a bit challenging as there are a few birthdays coming up -- Must Resist Cake. <BR> <BR> Today's menu is much like every other day. Dinner is black bean soup. <BR> <BR> Did step workout this morning. <BR> <BR> Have a high-energy day!! Mon, 1 Oct 2012 08:59:22 EST Day 73 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5076781 I'm actually switching up my breakfast this morning and having Ezekiel bread (3 slices, 80 calories each) with a true shmear of pb). It's nice to have a change, although I kind of miss my greek yogurt with raw oats. <BR> <BR> For lunch, I didn't have my Amy's soup yesterday and instead had a big salad, so Amy's curried lentil soup it is today. <BR> <BR> Dinner today...dunno. Last night, though, I had pasta, 1 cup, with 3 turkey meatballs. It was heavenly. As Audrey Hepburn says in Rom... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 08:33:45 EST Day 72 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075457 Had a rough time yesterday. I earnestly, desperately wanted a donut at around 2pm. There is a donut shop 9 floors below from me!! It would have been SO easy. <BR> <BR> But I just went on automatic. I feel like that's what I've been doing lately, just going on autopilot. I'll be honest, I've been feeling depressed the past few weeks, just really down. I don't know if it's hormonal or what. <BR> <BR> And as much as french fries keep me entertained for the moment and brownies and mac and che... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 08:55:59 EST Days 71 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5074088 Not much to report. <BR> <BR> For dinner, had Shadybrook Farms turkey sausage, I bought the Italian/sweet kind. I bought it already judging it...my family won't like it...I'll try it this one time... <BR> <BR> My family and I loved it! It really does taste like real/regular Italian sausage and I regretted not buying more than one package. <BR> <BR> Will be buying it again. <BR> <BR> Same menu today...strength training today.... <BR> <BR> Have an upbeat day!! Tue, 25 Sep 2012 08:38:45 EST Days 68, 69, and 70 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5072623 Have been doing a lot of walking lately and I'm feeling a lot of hip pain. I know I have a hip spur and wow, I can feel it when I stand too much. And when I sit too much. <BR> <BR> I need to move more, meaning more natural movement. Working out for half an hour is one thing, but that can't be all the moving I do in one day. My job is a very sedentary one. If I really wanted to, I could sit at my desk the whole day (maybe just 1 bathroom break) but that's terrible!! <BR> <BR> I need to get u... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 09:32:59 EST Day 66 and 67 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5068835 I'm starting to see very slight results from a diet of whole foods: I feel more alert, my tummy pouch has decreased, my pants fit better, and I like eating this way. <BR> <BR> I saw a bagel the other morning at a deli. Don't get me wrong, it's not that I will never, ever again have a bagel or a buttered roll. It's just that I didn't have to have it. I was ok with it and actually craved my raw oats with greek yogurt. I like that breakfast right now. <BR> <BR> The weight is not dropping off m... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 08:41:08 EST Day 65 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5065989 Today is the same as it ever was, to quote the Talking Heads, same menu. Today I will be walking. <BR> <BR> Have a focused day!! Wed, 19 Sep 2012 08:55:11 EST Day 64 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5064577 Same menu today as yesterday. Will see about dinner. <BR> <BR> Last night, had grilled chicken with lettuce on a wrap. <BR> <BR> Cappuccino for dessert. <BR> <BR> This morning, did "High Reps" with Cathe Friedrich DVD. <BR> <BR> Have a meaningful day!! Tue, 18 Sep 2012 09:17:50 EST Days 61, 62, and 63 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5062814 I was going to get on the Big Bad Boy this weekend, the ginormous elliptical trainer on which I experienced my costo injury for the first time. <BR> <BR> As it turned out, for whatever reasons the heavens decided, I could not go, as I had car troubles starting Friday night. <BR> <BR> I ended up doing Just Dance for 20 minutes on Saturday morning and lots of walking on Sunday. Today I did WATP Express for 30 minutes. I sweated a lot! yay! (yes, I equate sweat with a good workout). <BR> <... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 09:12:26 EST Day 60 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5058735 Whoa. I'm 40 days away from the end of this streak!!! I'm already starting to think about what my next one will be. Whatever it is, I want it to go until Christmas and I want to end strong. <BR> <BR> That's my goal with this streak at this point: <BR> <BR> ***MAKE THE NEXT 40 DAYS MY STRONGEST DAYS YET*** <BR> <BR> Good day yesterday, turkey and cheddar cheese on Deli Thin. <BR> <BR> Today, basically identical menu, except dinner will be chicken and broccoli with white rice. <BR> <BR> P... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 08:51:10 EST Day 59 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5057263 Had a very good day yesterday. <BR> <BR> For dinner, I ended up having a can of Amy's Butternut Squash Soup. It was surprisingly light on the salt. YUM YUM. Highly recommend. <BR> <BR> I'm not a big fan of canned soups, or of canned anything, really, but I enjoy the Amy's line of prepared foods and this butternut squash soup was heavenly! <BR> <BR> Today, same breakfast and lunch, fruit for snacks, dinner will be another big question mark! <BR> <BR> Exercise today was Crunch Pilates wi... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 08:45:34 EST Day 58 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5055652 I feel like I'm getting sloppy on my streak. <BR> <BR> I do well all day and then wolf a big dark chocolate bar down. <BR> <BR> I mean, I really should pat myself on the back for: <BR> <BR> * having a healthy breakfast every day <BR> * making fruits and greens part of my weekdays <BR> * exercising daily <BR> <BR> Those are good things I need to remember I wasn't doing 59 days ago!! <BR> <BR> I just wish I were more disciplined in the evenings and on weekends. The tea idea I had a few day... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 08:48:16 EST Day 57 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5054110 My streak seems so small compared to the enormity of what occurred in our country 11 years ago. It is inspiring how far we've come. I realized this morning that most of the children in my daughter's grade school were not yet alive in 2001. Even more important to revisit the day's events---the tragedy and also the courage and the bravery---to make sure we never, ever forget. <BR> <BR> ***************************** <BR> <BR> Today I did a DVD by Cathe Friedrich called "High Reps." I loved i... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:50:33 EST Days 54, 55, 56 of 100 Day - Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5052238 I've been keeping on keeping on. <BR> <BR> As much as I like eating well, it's sometimes so darn hard. I'm just on automatic. <BR> <BR> I'd love to be more pumped about it, but right now, it's not there. <BR> <BR> I'm exercising every day and trying not to eat a lot. <BR> <BR> Portion size is so important. Help!! <BR> <BR> I refuse to give up!! <BR> <BR> Have a fantastic day!! Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:44:58 EST Day 53 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5048225 Nothing new to report here. Yesterday felt like a repeat of most days on the streak. <BR> <BR> <BR> This morning, I did Crunch YogaSculpt DVD. <BR> <BR> Have a persevering day!! Fri, 7 Sep 2012 08:55:50 EST Day 52 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5046741 Still overate a bit yesterday. Maybe if I keep some hot tea ready to drink that might quell my desire to eat? I'll try it! <BR> <BR> Did Marisa Tomei Curves and Core DVD (or is it Core and Curves? I forget!) this morning. <BR> <BR> Menu today: <BR> B: <BR> 1/4 cup Bear Naked Fit cereal <BR> 5.3 oz nonfat Greek yogurt, honey <BR> <BR> snack: grapes <BR> <BR> L: <BR> green salad with a homemade turkey burger, 4 small feta cubes, and tahini sauce, also homemade (it's a tablespoon of tahin... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 08:48:04 EST Day 51 of 100 Day - Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5045443 SUPER stressful day yesterday....mostly with trying to be there for my kids and family as school starts again and all the emotions that go along with that. Counselor-in-Chief, isn't that what moms are?? <BR> <BR> So stress >> worry >> fear >> craving for safety and normalcy!>>FOOD <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, I ate way too much yesterday, that absent-minded, eat to soothe kind of eating. It's hard seeing others in discomfort and pain. <BR> <BR> I stopped myself and realized -- again -- that F... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 11:22:15 EST Day 50 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043625 Woo hoo!! I am HALF WAY THROUGH! Wow, what a nice feeling. <BR> <BR> Observations: <BR> - I feel MUCH better physically when I eat well, when I drink water and have whole foods. When I drift from that, I feel it. <BR> <BR> - It is not easy to do this, not where I live. Not a lot of farmers' markets, instead a lot of fast food joints. I have stopped frequenting them, but I just would love to step out my door and have fresh veggies and fruits accessible to me. <BR> <BR> - I don't like vac... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 09:04:03 EST Day 49 of 100 Day - Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5042077 Nothing new to report, very busy day yesterday, didn't do as much exercise as I would have liked. <BR> <BR> Discovered a new tuna and tahini salad that I can't wait to try! <BR> <BR> Have a healthy day! Mon, 3 Sep 2012 08:14:50 EST Day 48 of 100 Day - Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5040880 I'm baaack. <BR> <BR> I did pretty well this past week; I won't lie, I had a couple of moments that weren't so junk-free (ice cream with my kids, a slice of pizza) but I'm back in the saddle now! <BR> <BR> I walked a LOT this past week, running, playing, etc., so a very active week. <BR> <BR> Hope yours was, too! Sun, 2 Sep 2012 08:26:14 EST Days 41 -47 of 100 Day - Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5031853 I won't have access to a computer for these days and will post an update on Day 48. <BR> <BR> Toodles! <BR> <BR> Have a wholesome week! Sun, 26 Aug 2012 15:15:48 EST Day 40 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5029047 It's been a stressful week. But, funnily, I'm not really that drawn to food for comfort or escape. I'm just dealing. <BR> <BR> Not that dealing has been easy. It kind of stinks. ha ha! <BR> <BR> Menu today... <BR> B: container nonfat greek yogurt w/honey with 1/3 cup oatmeal and 2 tablespoons orange juice (really yummy!) <BR> <BR> snack: green apple <BR> <BR> L: 2 cups black bean soup <BR> <BR> snack: Spirutein instant smoothie with 10 oz almond milk <BR> <BR> Dinner: I'm thinking gril... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 09:31:46 EST Day 39 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027532 Today's pretty much like yesterday - same menu and same exercise. <BR> <BR> Dinner is the only varying meal, so I try to keep it small in portion and healthy. <BR> <BR> It's been a stressful week but eating well has helped me soldier on. I used to stuff my face when a week like this one was upon me, but just dealing with it and not involving food has been very all right. <BR> <BR> Have an encouraging day!! <BR> <BR> Thu, 23 Aug 2012 08:44:17 EST Day 38 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5026026 Stuck to plan yesterday. <BR> <BR> Menu today is identical to yesterday's. <BR> <BR> I'll be walking at lunchtime. <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a hale and hearty day!! Wed, 22 Aug 2012 08:57:09 EST Day 37 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5024618 Stayed on track yesterday...having a root canal retreatment helped some! I can't chew on one side for 3 weeks and have to keep mouthfuls quite small in order to keep food on the good side. <BR> <BR> Anyhoo, I had 2 English muffins with lite butter for dinner at 5pm. I was very hungry and had not had anything to eat since noon. <BR> <BR> For dessert, I had a very, very small piece of home made fudge. Again, I had to eat very small pieces at a time. It was a good exercise in savoring my food... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 09:26:42 EST Day 36 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5022993 Two things wore down my resolve this weekend: <BR> <BR> 1) Stress - taking the kids school clothes shopping and the stress that entails <BR> <BR> 2) Unintentionally demotivating remarks people make. I was talking to 3 friends this weekend and the conversation turned to dieting and how the body stores fat if you eat too little calories. One friend was making a point when another one said to her (completely jokingly), "You're not in this conversation. You're skinny. This just pertains to the... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 09:28:51 EST Day 35 of 100 Day - Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5022131 I need a new plan for weekends. <BR> <BR> On the weekdays, I plan out what I'm going to eat, I bag my food and eat only what I've bagged. <BR> <BR> On the weekends, there is no such structure; and much more unscheduled activities. For instance, yesterday, I took my kids shopping for school clothes without having eaten lunch. BIG mistake. I was stressed out and starving when I got home and ate cupcakes someone had left my family. I ate chocolate and just wasn't vigilant at all. <BR> <BR> I ... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 17:49:54 EST Day 34 of 100 Day - Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5020434 I did pretty well yesterday...until dinner time. I had salty Chinese food. It was shrimp with broccoli and a small serving of Lo Mein. Ugh. <BR> <BR> In a way, it was a positive moment, because it showed me how much my body has grown used to better foods. I felt so sluggish and out of it afterwards. <BR> <BR> I also had some goldfish crackers and a Weight Watchers ice cream bar. Eh. Again, my body was unimpressed. Going back to my banana softserve next time. <BR> <BR> Something I had yes... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 09:43:28 EST Day 33 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5019178 Did well yesterday. Stuck to plan. <BR> <BR> For dinner ended up having an Amy's Indian cuisine curry meal. Very yummy. <BR> For snack after dinner: a square of 65% dark chocolate <BR> <BR> Today's menu: <BR> b: <BR> nonfat Greek yogurt with honey and 1/2 cup raw oatmeal <BR> snack: <BR> apple and maybe 1 tb of PB <BR> <BR> l: <BR> green salad with veggieburger, homemade tahini dressing, and a few small cubes of feta cheese <BR> snack: <BR> 2 plums <BR> <BR> d: <BR> chicken and broccoli,... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 09:24:04 EST Day 32 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5017751 Finished yesterday off well! <BR> <BR> My older daughter made fresh, gorgeous chocolate chip cookies last night....I had not one. <BR> <BR> For dinner I had 1 cup of pasta with 2/3 cup barbecued lentils over it. <BR> Dessert: Nature's Vally crunchy granola bar and 1 72% dark chocolate square. They hit the spot so I didn't miss the cookies so much. <BR> <BR> Today, did Crunch Pilates DVD. <BR> <BR> Today's menu: <BR> B: 1/3 cup almond milk, 1/4 cup raw oatmeal with raisins, Kashi bar <B... Thu, 16 Aug 2012 08:58:47 EST Day 31 / 100-Day Exercise and no junk food streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5016254 Last night, my 7 year old became my hero. <BR> <BR> I had made barbecued lentils for dinner last night and then my husband and other daughter reminded me they were going to a sports event and would eat there. <BR> <BR> My little one and I stopped at the store to get something we needed and I stopped in front of the frozen pizza display. I *really* wanted pizza for dinner. <BR> <BR> She said, "Mom, what are you doing? I want lentils for dinner!" <BR> <BR> I was really surprised. She lov... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 08:36:33 EST