MOONCHILD8's SparkPeople Blog MOONCHILD8's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Its Important to do Strength Training I woke up after eight hours of sleep and decided to look on Spark people for strength training. I found a workout from the generator. I started working out and feel great. I like to feel toned and fit. By working out my muscles will be a little more toned. I need to do this three times a week to reap the benefits. <BR> <BR> I hope I can keep up the workouts. Many things get in the way of working out and for me its work. I need to work out early or I may not at all. If I have a work schedul... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 07:13:40 EST My weight loss journey has been an adventure I began a few years ago wanting to lose weight for my son's graduation from college. I was over weight and did not look good in pictures. I was going to join a gym and change my diet. I did that after losing my job and going to the unemployment office. I worked out at the gym and I walked my little dog. As I looked for a new job I began to lose weight very slowly. I also realized my Mom needed me to care for her. My new job became taking care of my Mom. I went for my annual physical and my do... Mon, 27 May 2013 08:29:25 EST Shaking up my workouts I am joining a gym. I plan on doing cardio and strength training with more machines. Mon, 20 May 2013 21:32:43 EST Everything in Moderation I have been too strict with my diet. I need to maintain and stop losing. I have to add some calories and balance the exercise. I will still be exercising and tracking calories. I need to do it all in moderation. I will be weighing myself for the Bunker Hill Challenge. Sat, 20 Apr 2013 21:47:27 EST Because of Stress I made a mistake I was stressed yesterday not knowing if any of my relatives were in the Boston Marathon. I was calling my family. I was feeling so stressed that I ate a half a cup of ice cream. I made a mistake and I stopped myself. I found out the information that I needed to feel better. No one in my family was near the explosions. I am getting better than I was. I measured a portion out before eating. I really did not need to eat it at all. I should not turn to food to feel better. I should have simply ca... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 20:20:48 EST Why am I not losing now! I walked, exercised and I am eating the right foods. I feel stressed about losing the weight. Stress can keep me from losing weight. I crave sweets and before I was feeling full. What happened to bring this on? I am emotional eater and eat when stressed. I am tracking every day. I am not eating too much but feeling a little depressed. I am trying to figure this out. I am not losing but not gaining either. What should I do? Thu, 11 Apr 2013 21:26:09 EST Who is Sabotaging my efforts! I worked hard to loss weight. Then I see people eating and want to eat or I smell food cooking. It is so difficult for me not to join in with people and eat foods I have ban in my diet. I feel like I have less. I feel hungry when my son is cooking and I have to remind myself that I already ate. I drink water or have plain tea. What do you do at these times? Wed, 3 Apr 2013 07:22:37 EST Why I want to lose weight The reason I wanted to lose weight at first was to fit into my clothes better and attend my son's graduation from college. Now I want to maintain to be health and live longer. Sun, 31 Mar 2013 14:03:54 EST No Excuses for not exercising! I feel depressed or I feel tried. I can not feel depressed when my little doggie comes to me in the morning. I have to get up and exercise and take him outside for a walk. I feel to tried to do exercise but I must get better quickly to care for my Mom. I get too busy but still exercise. I want to feel my best and I can only do that by exercising everyday. Fri, 22 Mar 2013 16:23:08 EST Very Busy Today I was very busy today. I could not drive around yesterday in the snow. I went out doing errands today. I still managed to exercise and take care of my Mom. Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:17:40 EST Worked out this morning and feel great! Hi All! I worked out this morning and feel great. I am trying to get on spark coach and the Web page is still at a payment page that says I am paid until June. I click the continue button but I am still on the same payment page. What is happening? I tried to e-mail a coach but I am still on the payment page. I need help. I guess it is too early for the west coast. Mon, 11 Mar 2013 06:23:20 EST IHave pre-ordered I have pre-ordered the "Spark Solution" book. I received 500 points, 2 DVDs, and spark coach. I am so excited. I have been using the spark coach already. I joined the Maintainer and the Cats in Winter to Spring. <BR> Its snowing and I have been walking the doggie. My dog loves the snow and rolls around in the snow. I also need to shovel and it will snow all day. Sun, 3 Mar 2013 06:12:18 EST Here I am Unemployed and looking for my next opportunity! I am working on finding a new job. I worked for 20 years at a University as a Staff Assistant. I send out resumes and cover letters on a weekly basis but do not hear back. I am trying to reinvent myself. I am networking with little success. Sun, 28 Mar 2010 15:21:00 EST We must go on and live life Pete has been gone now for almost two months now I still miss him terribly. I am now ready to go on and find a new dog to love and care for but I am looking to adopt another silky terrier. I have put in my application but have not heard anything yet. I have gained weight instead of losing I am determined to go forward and not give in to my depression. I avoided eating pastry this morning at the hair dressers. Please pray for my special little pal Pete and me! Sat, 1 Aug 2009 12:04:39 EST Love is timeless I now have my little doggy Pete's ashes. I miss him so much. I still love him very much. I can still feel his wet kisses on my face. I miss playing with him and taking him on walks. I miss combing his fur and brushing his little teeth. God Bless you Pete. Linda Thu, 9 Jul 2009 09:06:59 EST Hi its the end of my Vacation week and I want to add Pete's picture! I miss Pete my daughter's little doggy. Here is a picture of Pete in December. His Christmas present from me was the little doggie coat he has on in this picture. <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 21 Jun 2009 14:05:42 EST Thank you all for your caring and support! Thank you all for all the kind words, expressions of caring, and goodies. I am appreciative of all your kindness during this hard and sad time. I am playing with Dodger my daughter's other dog and taking him for his walks. I am picking out pictures of Pete to go on his Urn. My daughter will have the final say and I am waiting for his ashes to be returned. It is comforting to see the pictures of our happy times together. Bless you all. Linda <em>247</em> Wed, 10 Jun 2009 09:32:42 EST Remembering the Good Old Days with my little doggy Pete My daughters' little silky terrier Pete was put to sleep on Sunday 6/7/2009. He was such a good little dog. Pete always barked before we came in the door to greet us. Pete buried his toys in the sofa. Pete always lick our faces and sat on our laps. Pete would remind me to take him for a walk by barking. He knew all kinds of tricks. He begged for treats and he turn in a circle. I miss his little sigh and he would jump up on the sofa to be with me. Pete did not want to be picked up but if ... Tue, 9 Jun 2009 11:50:19 EST RIP My little doggy Pete! My daughter's little dog had another seizer on Sunday and she was ready to have him put to sleep. We took little Pete to Angel Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston, MA. We all stayed with him and said our good-byes. He was the best dog we ever adopted. We will all miss him. I cried and cried until I had no more tears. I bet he is in doggy heaven. Linda Mon, 8 Jun 2009 13:50:09 EST Pray for Pete my daughter's Silky Terrier Pray for Pete my daughter's Silky Terrier he is 13 years old. He had a seizer today while I walked him. He has enlarged heart and liver. He is fine right but taking him to the Vet tomorrow. Please say prayers that Pete gets better. I love him and will be heart broken if he dies. Fri, 5 Jun 2009 14:57:45 EST Vacationing next week and will see my Aunt from California Vacationing next week and I will see my Aunt who is visiting from California. We made plans to visit in the North End of Boston, MA. This is hard for me to keep on track because we will go out to a restaurant. I love the Italian food and I will try to stay on track by eating a small salad with low fat dressing. I will try to remember that a cup of pasta is about as big as my fist. I do not know what to have? I like seafood too. We usually go to Mike's pastry shop which is famous here and s... Wed, 20 May 2009 11:15:58 EST Walking more and gardening in the warm weather. I am walking more and exercising by gardening in the yard. I am walking the dogs more. I walk three times a day. I am not eating as much as I should some days and some days eat a little to much. It is hard to stick to the 1200 calories. I tend to eat less in the warmer months. Mon, 18 May 2009 15:54:52 EST Losing weight and loving me I am losing the weight very slowly and I try to motivate myself. I will buy myself a new spring outfit. I am loving me by giving myself time to exercise and trying my best to do it early before I can think of excuses not to ride the bike or walk. Thank you spark people. Mon, 30 Mar 2009 10:08:20 EST Made it to 2009 Happy New Year 2009 I hope to reach my goal this year. I hope to see my son Graduate from College. I am going to lose the weight and I will never go back. I have a plan to weigh myself every week and if I go up even a little bit I will go back on a plan to lose it right away. I have had a hard year in 2008 lost a cousin to cancer. I thank God I am still here. I hope to help others in their goals to become healthier and lose weight. We must all help each other and not forget how far we have c... Thu, 1 Jan 2009 21:02:10 EST What a beautiful fall day What a beautiful fall day here in Boston, MA. It is sunny but not hot. People are busy working. Have a wonderful day. Thu, 25 Sep 2008 15:46:28 EST