MRSHONEYCOMB's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MRSHONEYCOMB MRSHONEYCOMB'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/ Another attempt at Day #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398265 I got up at 6:30 AM mowed my lawn at 7:01 😉 then I fed the birds breakfast the guy that finished my basement showed up at 8:30 to fix the wall we had to remove last week because of water damage😕 I ran my daughter over to mow her grandma's neighbors lawn then I came home took a shower now me and whiskey my parrot are sunbathing. Hopefully I will have time for breakfast soon and hopefully I can get in my 14 cups of water, 10,000 steps and less than 2000 calories. Here's too Day #1 🍻 Thu, 10 Aug 2017 11:49:51 EST Day #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397493 I gained back 1.4 pounds from my 4 day break I had intended on restarting yesterday but my endometriosis started Sunday afternoon and Monday afternoon I started having so much pain I thought maybe my appendix was going to burst long story short I only drank 8 of the 14 cups of water and I didn't log my calories although I only ate breakfast and dinner. From about noon-8 PM I couldn't move so I only got around 3000 steps for the day. *I'm starting over today Day #1 at 237.0 Tue, 8 Aug 2017 12:06:24 EST Break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396775 I took a 3 day break and will be starting with Day # 1 again in the morning! 😎 Sun, 6 Aug 2017 19:25:28 EST Day #8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395474 I'm up at 6:30 getting ready to mow my lawn. ☀️ The lawn is mowed and I collected 3600 steps. I wish I felt motivated today 😕 Thu, 3 Aug 2017 08:55:03 EST Day #7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394986 Starting my day at 4am it's going to be a very busy day...... I hope I can make good choices because I still haven't made a plan past 2:00......😡 In a positive note I'm still at 235.4 🙃 I hit my 15,000 step goal, got in 14 glasses of water and logged all my food. I did how ever go over my 2000 calories goal because I ate too many chips. Wed, 2 Aug 2017 06:16:38 EST Day #6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394613 I'm almost a full 5 pounds down from the #240 I saw on the scale last week. My goal is 130 but I would be happy to just get to 145 so I can finally say I'm no longer over weight. I got so close in 2007-2008 (159.0) but reality is that was 10 years ago..... since then have have been going back and forth from 180-230 occasionally dipping below and currently above. Hoping for a good day today where I can reach all my goals! *Depending on if I work or not I typically get up between 4 and 7 AM thi... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 09:59:04 EST Day#5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394318 My day started at 4 AM I was at work today so I took one break and had two cheese sticks and a full serving of almonds it seem to keep me full this time now it's 2 o'clock I'm home and I need to figure out my food for the day I've only drink three of my 14 glasses but i've got 13,500 of my 15,000 steps. I reached my step goal, for all my water and finished the day under 2000 calories. Once I got home from work I got pretty lazy..... I did manage to do a few things around the house eventually ... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 16:02:10 EST Day # 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393789 It's just after 8 AM and I'm heading out for a walk before it gets too hot, I will update yesterday's blogwhen I get back. * I collected about 5000 steps on my morning walk which is halfway to my 10,000 steps goal for the day. I just got done feeding the birds, cats, dogs and now whiskey and I are headed for the shower! 💦🐦 * it's just after 11 AM I have done a load of laundry and sunbathed whiskey and I am finally logging in eating my breakfast. *I finished a few more house tasks and ate a... Sun, 30 Jul 2017 10:13:10 EST Day #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393474 I Woke up around 6 AM put my bird whiskey in a different cage put my earplugs in and went back to sleep it's now 9 AM I just crawled my butt out of bed. Even though I didn't stay under my calorie goal last night I weighed in this morning at 235.4 that's down 1.8 pounds from yesterday🤗 * The dogs, the cats, and the birds are all fed my breakfast is made and logged. I didn't get up early enough to walk this morning before the hot sun came out so hopefully I can hit my 10,000 step goal today w... Sat, 29 Jul 2017 11:20:42 EST Day #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392974 Starting my day at 4am I'm down .2 at 237.0 * I'm halfway through my work shift I just stopped to take a quick breakfast break I decided on a half a serving of almonds and a string cheese I've collected 7000 of my 15,000 step goal today and I've drank three of my 14 glasses of water. * it's almost 1 o'clock and I'm on a second break I don't usually take two breaks but I didn't eat enough on my first break apparently so I now know that I need at least a 300 cal breakfast if I want to make it u... Fri, 28 Jul 2017 06:12:38 EST Day #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392662 Alright my alarm went off and hour and a half ago... so I'm finally dragging my ass out of bed I am 238.2 pounds and I'm heading out to mow my lawn. *8:18 am Lawn mowed 3,151 step down and walked off some water weight 237.2 🤗 * it's 9:41 I have dropped my daughter off to mow someone's lawn that she is trading for a car ....came home took a shower with my beautiful bird (I wish the add a photo option worked on my phone so I could share a picture of my beautiful bird) we are now sitting outsid... Thu, 27 Jul 2017 09:33:54 EST Setting goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377427 This morning I had planned on mowing my lawn and then taking a quick jog but before I went to bed last night I decided to just take the jog so instead of getting up at 6 AM I set my alarm for 6:30 AM long story short it took me an hour to get going and since I have a busy day that only left me with 30 minutes I hate setting goals and then not completing them it seems to affect the way I behave the rest of the day😡 Tue, 20 Jun 2017 09:55:40 EST Blog Photos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373926 Why does it give the option to add a photo but when I click it nothing happens 😭 Sun, 11 Jun 2017 21:54:46 EST Good news and bad news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6355631 The good news is I'm down 2 pounds this week! 🤗 The bad news is I let the all or nothing mentality get to me. I made one screw up on Wednesday and I let that turn into Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday also I let it affect my walking streak. I missed one day which wasn't a big deal but now I'm on day three of not walking. I'm not going to let this throw me off track I'm going to start over like it never happened! Two pounds a week is my goal so as far as I'm concerned last week was a test ... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 13:30:34 EST Struggling but not giving up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6355112 I started struggling on day three and have been fighting the struggle ever since ...:don't worry I'm not giving up I just made a few mistakes. Sat, 29 Apr 2017 08:56:23 EST Day #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6354004 Today I am finishing my calories up at 1980 honestly I feel that's pretty good considering I almost said forget it and stuff my face five different times. I had to work at 4 AM this morning so I ate a hard-boiled egg on my way after a couple hours I ate a tigers milk bar because I have a bad habit of eating a corndog at that time and I was trying to find something to keep me from doing that. When I got home I ate the rest of the tomato mango salsa that I made yesterday with two servings of Ju... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 20:47:01 EST I made it through day #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6353226 Yesterday was my 2 week mark since I started walking "20" on purpose minutes and it was also my first day tracking food. I ended the day with 1754 calories and more then 112 ounces of water. If I can keep this up for 349 more days I will be at my goal 😉 just kidding 10 pounds at a time. I really love that I can use my phone to post my blog it is so much more convenient then getting on the computer..... however I do wish the "Add a photo" option would work so that I could bore yo... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:45:59 EST I'm ready ready to give it another shot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352497 13 Days ago I made a goal to start off slow by walking 20 "On purpose minutes" so far so good! Tomorrow I am going to attempt to start tracking food again. I'm going to start with a 2000 calories and go from there. Starting Weight 230.0 Weekly Goal 2 pounds Goal Weight. 129.9 Sun, 23 Apr 2017 17:55:53 EST Day #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6249893 I made through Day #1 <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:08:25 EST I really want to be able to blog on the go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6249337 So I finally gave in today and opened my 8 year old Laptop so that I could wright a blog ...for some reason I can read and edit my blogs on my I-phone but it wont let me create one...also it has the add a photo link but when I click it nothing happens so I gave in and decided to open the computer and then remembered that my photos are on my phone so I still cant upload a photo unless I send it to myself in an email so that it on my computer. <BR> Why are there so many steps what am I doing ... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 12:00:26 EST Kroger 2017 Test Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6227266 THIS YEAR 2017 Blood pressure 120/85  LDL Cholesterol 93 Blood Glucose 96 Body Mass index 35.9 My goal for next year is:  BMI = less than 25 LAST YEAR 2016  Blood pressure 131/85  LDL Cholesterol 86  Blood Glucose 80  Body Mass index Up from a 34 last year to a 40.1 this year.  I prepared the same for testing this year as last.  I want 2007 and 2008 back!!!!!  My goal for next year is:  BMI = less than 25  2015  Blood pressure 124/86  LDL Cholesterol 112  Blood Glucose 80  Body Mass in... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 18:05:42 EST 57 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162262 I set my goal for 211.0 I got 211.2 close enough for me considering my endometriosis has been killing me all week and I have been constipated I am not going to complain. As of today I am on vacation for 10 days. I am not going to set myself up for failure and set a weight-loss goal instead I'm going to plan to maintain so the following week which is May 27th I plan to be at 209.0 now all I have to do is figure out how to make good choices while on vacation that has never been a strong point f... Fri, 13 May 2016 15:44:54 EST 54 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6160127 I really need to start posting my blog and then editing my spelling every time I do that I end up deleting the entire blog before I post it and then it makes me feel rage because I don't have time to retype it so another really long blog about my weekend gone!😟 Tue, 10 May 2016 12:59:30 EST 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6157689 Well I set my goal at 213.0 this week and never managed to get below 213.6 although I admit I do feel frustrated mainly because it's Mother's Day weekend but seriously why does that matter long story short I'm setting my goal for next Friday at 211 and hopefully whatever kept me from hitting 213.0 this week will make up for it plus some! Fri, 6 May 2016 15:12:09 EST 46 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154869 213.6😍 Mon, 2 May 2016 14:39:56 EST 45 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154067 I have been so busy I didn't have time to check in and say I am at 214.6 as of Friday! My goal for next Friday is 213.0! Sun, 1 May 2016 13:38:38 EST 42 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152114 I had typed out a really long blog with a lot of detail and then apparently hit a wrong button and it deleted so no blog for today! 😞 Thu, 28 Apr 2016 11:19:10 EST 36 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148082 Goal met 216.8 is my weigh in for today my goal was 217.0 so I'm very happy my goal for next week is going to be 215.0! Fri, 22 Apr 2016 15:12:58 EST 34 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146570 I work the graveyard last night so I had made a plan that when I woke up today if I wasn't at least at 218.0 i was going to go jog as one last ditch effort to hit the 218 because I thought that number might have been setting myself up mentally to fail since my last weigh-in was 219.4 on Friday long story short when I got home from work this morning I stepped on the scale I didn't really care for the number that I saw although I know I usually drop down quite a bit while I'm sleeping I wasn't ... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 14:38:22 EST 33 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6145680 I had pizza Friday again and then Saturday I went to a baby shower a baby shower that I had planned so I was in charge of the food I made sure that everything there was something that wouldn't tempt me and wasn't bad for me for instance we had carrots and hummus and pita chips we had turkey slices and blue diamond crackers I believe they're called almond Thins and we had hard boiled egg String cheese and almonds anyways I had planned to log my calories there and then for some reason suddenly ... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:35:47 EST 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143005 My official weigh-in for today is 219.4 I really thought that I was going to have 219 today but I'm okay with it I did my best I contemplated taking a quick job I figured that might knock off the point for at least in water weight anyways but I'm just so mentally and physically exhausted and honestly yesterday it was just hard not to completely sabotage myself all together and I didn't so I'm proud of myself I'm setting a goal for next Friday of 217.0. Thank you for the Fruityful for being... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 15:27:53 EST Day 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142159 I am in some need of motivation today I woke up feeling sad.......... also I can feel my endometriosis pain it's tolerable at the moment but i feel like stuffing my face with carbs this whole week has been so busy that I have been planning to get my to do list done today and now here I am unmotivated I wish it was stuff that I could procrastinate but it's the middle of the month and I still have sales taxes to figure out for our home business I need to get are home business ready so that we c... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 11:21:12 EST Day 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6140804 Today I woke up and weighed myself and I am so glad I didn't sabotage I weighed in at 219.8 that puts me exactly at a two pound loss per week weight my goal for Friday morning is 219.0 im super close and I'm hoping I can do it! Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:44:39 EST Unplanned off track day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139440 Friday night I decided to start having pizza Fridays again which is fine because it gives me something to look forward to all week. I tracked it the calories fit in my tracker although the sodium did not the next morning when I got up for work I didn't feel good but I'm having some pretty bad allergies to spring when I got to work I drank water like I usually do but I don't usually get hungry until I get home this week I was hungry almost immediately probably the result of the unhealthy Pizza... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 21:47:20 EST I made it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138103 My first goal is complete! I made it through 21 days I am officially on track! My current weight is 221.8 although I wanted it to be 221.0 today I'm remembering in past years if I didn't get a two pound loss the following week I got my two pounds plus whatever I was missing so I'm just going to cross my fingers because I know I ate right and exercised enough last week! I really haven't struggled with food or exercise most of my issues were with wanting the scale to do things my way 😜 Fri, 8 Apr 2016 21:04:34 EST I've almost made it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137156 I hear it takes 21 days to make or break a habit today is day 21! Current weight 222.2 Goal weight 129.9 Thu, 7 Apr 2016 13:17:41 EST Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135813 I'm really torn right now I have 10000 steps and I want 20000 steps but I do not want to get off my butt and I feel zero motivation! Tue, 5 Apr 2016 20:17:40 EST Day 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135668 Does anyone know if it's possible to add pictures to this blog from Facebook? Current weight 222.8 Tue, 5 Apr 2016 16:14:35 EST Day 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6134927 Im on day 18 I am so close to the 21-day mark that was the first goal I set for myself. I am starting to feel a little frustrated with the scale I only want to see a .3 loss everyday or a .6 loss every other day I don't need to see big number losses I just need to see the scale moving down every day in order to keep me motivated I know that's not always possible but that is what I would like today I decided to reward myself and I purchased a $300 bird backpack so that I can take my parrot wit... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 17:23:44 EST Two weeks under my belt! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6132691 One more week and I'll have a habit! I weighed in today at 223 my goal for next week is 221 I have 13 weeks until I visit my grandbaby and my goal for that is 197! My work schedule the last 2 weeks has been horrible and will be even worse over the next two weeks I'm tracking my food and my job is physical but unfortunately I'm not getting many on purpose exercise steps hopefully in a few weeks things will calm down and I can change that! I took my eclectus parrot to the vet last week for his ... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 15:59:18 EST Day 13 is almost over! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131080 I am more than halfway to day 21. Twenty-one days is supposed to be a Habit it's definitely getting easier however I'm still struggling with sabotage During certain times of the day so far I've made it through all of them hopefully I can continue. I am down another .8 my current weight is 224.2! Wed, 30 Mar 2016 16:03:06 EST I made it to Day Eleven! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6129431 So Friday when I woke up I had zero motivation to stay on track I kept telling myself you can't blow day 8 I ended up getting through the day okay A little over my calorie range but I did log all of it on Saturday again zero motivation to stay on track but when I got from home from work I went for a walk and that helped. On Sunday I woke up again with zero motivation to stay on track my husband and I drove to Wyoming to pick up our lotto tickets and decided on the way back to pick up a Carl's... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 14:35:02 EST I made it one week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6127445 Although I'm a little upset with myself this morning I'm not going to beat myself up about it, is what it is unfortunately when I got home from work this morning I decided to have a salty snack it wasn't a lot of calories although I didn't portion it or weigh it I know about what was in the packages and it was less than 300 calories but it was about 700 milligrams of sodium so my weigh in today is 226 that is up .8 from Wednesday if I sit and worry about that this will be the end of my streak... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 14:19:34 EST Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6126845 All I have to do if make it through today and I've made it an entire week! Woo hoo! Thu, 24 Mar 2016 17:08:25 EST Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6125983 I can't believe I've made it to day 6 I hurt so bad yesterday and all last night at work I'm still hurting now and I'm hoping the pain goes away soon but it's such a great feeling to know I've made it to day 6 Iand im down another pound 225.2! Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:24:39 EST Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6125084 Made it to day 5 so far so good although I wish I wasn't fighting the stupid pain too I've only been living with it for 2 years and I'm turning 40 this year I hear about all these women that have been struggling with it since their teens I guess I should just be grateful. If I can make it 3 more days I plan to set a ghoul for my trip to Iowa to see your grandbaby. It really doesn't take a whole lot to throw me off track for instance I made a plan today to get up and take my car in for service... Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:17:19 EST Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6124444 I did it I made it through the night at work and I also made it through the morning it's just after noon I only have to make it 8 hours before day four is a success! <em>9</em> Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:11:28 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6123783 I'm on day 3 today I feel like I'm doing really good but unfortunately my endometriosis pain came back last night. Over the last six weeks I have only had 4 painful days which is not typical. I'm hoping this time is short and fast also. I'm trying to talk myself into just pushing through the pain like I wish I would have done for the last 2 years alough it's easy to say that when I'm not hurting but now that I am I feel like I have a mental disorder I'm constantly arguing with myself it's wei... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 18:55:17 EST 15 Weeks until I meet my grandchild for the first time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6122353 The reality that in 15 weeks a lot of photos will be taken that are never going to go away has set in I don't have time to get to my goal but I have 15 weeks to feel better it's too bad it's taken this long for me to get on track but I'm really hoping that it sticks this time! My starting weight is 228.8 Fri, 18 Mar 2016 16:22:15 EST Endometriosis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6063554 I was doing so good maintaining at 180 I wasn't at my goal but I didn't feel horable. I was jogging most days and then March 2014 I started having a pain in my lower back that lasted for several days we were headed out of town so I finally took a pain pill and still didn't get any relief when we got back I bought new running shoes and the pain went away or so I thought. About 21-25 days later it came back and after 6 months of this happening I finally went to the gyno who checked me for every... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 21:57:01 EST