MOOGIEBEE's SparkPeople Blog MOOGIEBEE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Didn't track for a couple of days.... doing something different this time..... instead of trying to backtrack and get all the entries in .... i'm letting it go and picking it up again today. <BR> <BR> if i was only one day behind.... i would go ahead and enter it... <BR> <BR> reducing stress while reducing weight. <BR> <em>29</em> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 16:00:03 EST No Sugar Tonight...... I was really CRAVING something sweet after dinner -- so I ate raisins. ok, still CRAVING something sugary... raisins were sweet but not sweet enough. <em>494</em> <em>475</em> <em>495</em> <BR> <BR> I waited it out... 5 min, 10 min, 15 min.... <BR> <BR> I go to the kitchen... I'm thinking of vanilla yogurt... yeah, that's the ticket... (knowing full-well that it wouldn't satisfy.) <BR> <BR> Then I spotted the sauerkraut juice that I drained off the bag of Boar's Head ... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 22:23:55 EST "Just for Today" I am listening to an audio book: "How To Stop Worrying, And Start Living" by Dale Carnegie, copyright 1951; I didn't realize that the original "Just For Today" was written by Sybyl F. Partridge in 1916 and was printed in Carnegie's above mentioned book. I just heard it "read" to me and I just had to share: <BR> <BR> "Just for Today" <BR> Sybil F. Partridge <BR> <BR> Just for today I will be happy. This assumes that what Abraham Lincoln said is true, that "most folks are about as happy a... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 17:42:44 EST Pound gained instead of lost shock.... I know, I know, I know...... it happens. it's ok. Just keep moving in the direction of self-care, choose healthy snacks, keep to the program's calorie intake suggestion, exercise......... just keep doing what I'm doing (with a little more ice cream portion control - please) Just don't give up!!! <BR> <BR> But I feel crummy and sad and defeated about it anyway. <BR> <BR> Well, I'm going to allow a pity party of about 30 minutes this morning and then move on. Darn. I wanted to ... Sun, 10 Jul 2011 10:25:07 EST Skipped Food Entry for a Few Days...... Yikes!!! I had a busy weekend and didn't log my food intake........ from Friday to Monday!!! <BR> <BR> I sat down at the computer this morning and started to backtrack logging in my meals. Well, I wrote down most every thing on paper, but I don't remember some of it. Also, I need to get ready for work in a few minutes so -- the truth is I don't have enough time to backtrack with the logging in. I had to realize that and move on. It's ok. I know where I overdid it the last few days. ... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 11:15:00 EST Restart -- TODAY! I lost about 28 pounds when I committed myself to following the SparkPeople program. I started June 22, 2008 and by July 2009 -- I was fitting into size 12 jeans, feelin' great! I felt more comfortable in my clothes because there weren't a bunch of fat rolls under and over my jeans waist band, and I could breathe! Oh, I still had some fat rolls -- don't get me wrong, but they were normal.... female-over-50 rolls... <em>2</em> . <BR> <BR> Well, my weight is creeping up again. I wrote i... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 17:58:53 EST Same-o Same-o since March... oh yeah.... same o same o.... trying to get back into the momentum of losing the final 10-- now 12 pounds. had the flu again.... that knocked me down for a while.... but ya know.... my eating habits during that time were horrible. Is being sick any excuse for overeating chocolate, sherbet, ice cream.... comfort foods??? no. <BR> did I do that? yes. <BR> I recognized that I was eating for comfort and feeling better.................... finally.... <BR> I didn't really fully understand that... Sun, 26 Apr 2009 12:44:05 EST 2 Steps Forward... 2 Steps Back... I got stuck I was going strong..... <BR> <BR> Logging my food EVERYDAY!!! <BR> <BR> Working out... adding exercises and variety to avoid burn out and make my exercise routines enjoyable...... <BR> <BR> I was working! I was pumped! I lost 28 pounds since June 08. <BR> One thing after another came up. I hurt my back and had to stay away from the gym for a while. I got the flu.... My computer (my life line to Spark People) died..... <BR> <BR> The days turned into weeks... the weeks into months....... Sat, 7 Mar 2009 11:06:35 EST I'm back!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My computer died after 5 years of faithful service. Not bad for an emachine. <BR> <BR> I had it in the shop for over a week... it looked like it was going to be ok, but before it left the shop... it breathed its final electronic breath. <BR> <BR> The tech guy at the PC Man... a small business in Shillington PA... is a super hero. He had a refurbished motherboard with a new cpu housing unit, and a new cd/dvd reade... Sat, 29 Nov 2008 11:33:37 EST I got what i needed and wanted... in spite of myself!!! <img src="">I started a new exercise program this week. <BR> <BR> I changed it to Mon-Friday... every day. <BR> M W F strength training... light cardio planned <BR> T R cardio -- 40 min <BR> <BR> I planned for 5 straight days because i was blowing off my weekend workouts that i had planned. <BR> <BR> yesterday... i almost talked myself out of going to the gym. I had been taking this day off from exercise on my previous schedule becau... Thu, 6 Nov 2008 10:08:24 EST Where Does Your Motivation Go When You Lose it? This article is from the SP Blogs. I copied into my blog because I want to quickly refer to it later and also to share what I read here. <BR> <BR> I was feeling like I was losing my motivation. I felt it coming on like I feel a cold coming on. I was not even motivated to find a way to ignite my motivation. <BR> <BR> But what I have been doing is ... exercising away. Logging food anyway. Trying to make choices that will help me reach my weight goal anyway. <BR> <BR> After I read this a... Mon, 6 Oct 2008 18:57:31 EST I'm making progress! 9/27/2008 Total Pounds/Inches since 6/28/08 <BR> <BR> *current weight: <BR> weight 172 - 16 lbs <BR> <BR> *current measurements: <BR> Waist: 34 -4.5" <BR> Hips: 42 - 3.5" <BR> Neck: 14.8 - .2" <BR> bust: 40 - 3" <BR> high hip: 42 -3.5" <BR> upper thigh: 23.75 -1.25" <BR> upper arm: 13 -1" <BR> <BR> I've got a ways to go.... <BR> <BR> Thank you everyone for support and sharing your thoughts, exprience and insight!!! <em>252</em> Sat, 27 Sep 2008 12:47:26 EST exercise when you have a cold? I'm feeling puny. My DH was sick the last few days and now it looks like my turn. <em>282</em> <BR> <BR> This really doesn't fit into my plans. <em>39</em> I just started a new work out plan. That's the way it goes, right. <BR> <BR> I turned to the Spark People articles for advice on exercising when you are sick. I copied this article for myself to refer to... and for any one who hasn't read this yet~ <BR> <BR> <BR> "Is it okay to exercise when you have a cold? <BR> <BR> Grea... Thu, 11 Sep 2008 13:49:56 EST dont wanna dont wanna dont wanna, ok i'm going <BR> I didn't work out as planned yesterday... I did grocery shopping and errands after work. <BR> <BR> Bought some Blue Bunny Natural Vanilla Ice Cream for my honey last night ... mm --- humm. I decided to have some. BUT it was so delicious.... it was so close to my favorite ice cream back in Texas (that we can't get here in PA) -- Blue Bell Natural Vanilla Bean. So I had a 1 cup serving. THEN I had another 1 cup serving. (me and DH finished off the whole 1.75 qt) This is nothing unus... Sat, 30 Aug 2008 14:41:42 EST Re: Healthy Reflections 8/23/08 Are you able to focus on your goals? <BR> <BR> "Concentration is the ability to think of absolutely nothing when it is absolutely necessary. "- Ray Knight, professional athlete <BR> <BR> ***** Calm your mind. Quiet all of the distractions surrounding you. Concentrate on the one task at hand. ...silence your brain and allow yourself to stay focused.... Now is the time for just one thing--reaching your goal. ********* <BR> <BR> Sometimes the committee in my head (the worries, the to-do ... Sat, 23 Aug 2008 11:11:45 EST Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could... I didn't carry out my plan to exercise. ALL WEEKEND! I wanted to ..... I scheduled it. <BR> <BR> I had errands to run, groceries, laundry, cooking dinner, cleaning... I took a nap. I want to work an art project. <BR> <BR> I'm running out of time!!! I was looking thru the Coach Deans Toughlove Motivation message boards... That helped me. <BR> <BR> I was all ready to beat myself up. I took the weekend off. OK It was my choice. I enjoyed my weekend. I enjoyed my trip to our little farmer... Sun, 10 Aug 2008 20:16:43 EST Ending my love affair with Kettle Corn <em>29</em> I looked at my food tracker. Kettle Korn. it was taking over my calorie quota. I have to end it...... alas <BR> <BR> <BR> Oh Kettle Korn, so sweet, so tasty, so full of fat. My Dear Kettle Korn. I must say good bye. <BR> <BR> This relationship is no good for me. You've squandered all my calories for the day. You cost me too much fat % in my daily food intake. You satisfy with your sugary sweetness -- then dash my blood sugar level to pieces. <em>51</em> ... Wed, 6 Aug 2008 11:26:25 EST Popcorn News *** <em>40</em> <BR> I got my microwave pop corn popper yesterday. I used it for the first time last night. I like it. <BR> <BR> I was eating one of those 94%Fat Free microwave popcorn bags almost every day... but I wanted to cut back on sodium and oil. <BR> <BR> I entered in the popcorn calories and carb grams myself, for this new micro pop experience. <BR> <BR> Calories... good. Carbs........ wow!!!!! The thing is.... I "knew" that. I knew that popcorn has lots of carbs. But I didn'... Thu, 31 Jul 2008 09:25:40 EST choice vs reactions I ordered a microwave pop corn popper from Amazon, so I can pop corn without oil. <BR> <BR> Today I felt anxious or hurried or something like that at work today... I felt like eating as a reaction to the feelings. I choose the popcorn... but continued to eat it even when I wasn't hungry. I ate out of that bag of popcorn until lunch, then ate my lunch, which was a rather large one. <BR> <BR> I struggled with wanting to get a "few" of the candies that some of my co workers brought in t... Mon, 21 Jul 2008 18:09:04 EST Weight up a pound -- but inches melting off today is my weigh in day.... I'm up a pound. I decided to take my measurements.......... <BR> since 6/29/08: <BR> Neck: no change <BR> Bust -2" <BR> Waist: -2" <BR> High Hip (belly): -1" <BR> Hips: -1.5" <BR> upper arm: -.25" <BR> <BR> I have been working out regularly, paying extra attention to core, and leg exercises for better balance. <BR> Muscle weighs more that fat... and I have been taking in too much salt from foods like lunch meat and popcorn... I rarely add salt to my food... Sat, 19 Jul 2008 10:46:05 EST I love Spark People!! I just got a message from my friend JAM223 -she reminded me that cutting back on my favorites and on calories is not the way to go!!! SHE IS RIGHT!! THANK YOU JAM223-- and thanks for the goodie. <BR> <BR> If I don't learn to eat healthy and learn portion control with my favorite foods.... I will be YO YO dieting. My own experience with YO YO dieting and what I've learned from others is: YO YO Dieting and "Amazing lose 20 lbs in 2 weeks diets" = fatter than ever. <BR> <BR> Thanks.......... Sun, 6 Jul 2008 12:41:21 EST one step at a time. room to move, room to live Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could... <BR> <BR> - Ralph Waldo Emerson, writer <BR> Giving It Your All <BR> <BR> "If you can do your best and forget your worst, you've already got a head start on tomorrow. As long as you lay it out there every day, you can relax when yesterday is behind you. Of course, the only way this will happen is if you give yourself permission to forget. <BR> <BR> You can use this approach in anything: Pick up a problem, do what you can... Sat, 21 Oct 2006 18:44:59 EST