MRSTUGGY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MRSTUGGY MRSTUGGY'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/ Family walk is an awesome thing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735621 Well today is the first day that my husband, daughter and I went for a walk. Not very far but, far enough to get us started. My husband has a bad toe for now but, as soon as it heels we will go farther. I am very excited to go for more walks with them and for us to get healthy. <BR> <BR> Thank ypu to everyone who comments on my blogs it is awesome to seecthat support. Hope you all had a great day today and staying on track. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 21:31:44 EST what a week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734994 Hope everyone had a great 4th of July. Mine was okay of course I had to work 4 hours but well worth it. I am still pop free and down to fast food to 1 maybe 2 days a week. Just reminding myself one day at a time. <BR> <BR> My husband is finally getting back on track with his diabetes and blood pressure. We have both had a struggle but getting better. Daughter is also taking control oved what she eats and don't eat. Well yhats it for now going to try to write everyday. Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:26:29 EST What a day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727990 We today was just crazy. Half hour or so into opening the store I was waiting for the atore manager to call me and a lady comes out from the womans bathroom saying she needed help that her daughter was passed out on the toilet and needed the door opened. I was able to yell for another worker to gwt the manager and I went in and was able to shimmy thelock to open it. I felt bad for the young lady and her mom. Abulance came and took her in. I think she had a seisure. <BR> <BR> Well after tha... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:00:45 EST Going without pop and feeling good about it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726857 I didn't plan on it but, I have been pop free for 36 days and feel pretty good aboutt it. Not sure how long I will do this for but, for now I am proud of myself. The funny part I don't think about ordering is I don't think about ordering one when I eat out. <BR> <BR> I also have cut down on fast food a lot. Only have that when I am out and about with the family. We are actually changing our eating habits and feel good about it. Time will tell on how good we are actually doing. My husband ... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 06:39:24 EST Been to long. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716786 Well it has been over a yesr since I have blogged or even got on here. Trying to do different things for myself and family. I am 14 days pop free and don't miss it. My husband has taken a salad everyday this week and starting to eat healthier. Now I need to start tracking my in take and exercise. More tomorrow. Night all. <em>521</em> Thu, 12 Jun 2014 21:40:15 EST So over the snow here in Michigan! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5270389 I have lived in Michigan all my life. No matter what happens every year that we have to much cold and snow and then in the summer we complain about the heat. At least I will be able to get out and walk outside and not be cooped up inside. <BR> <BR> I have been noticing a difference in my husband as far as him losing some weight. Since he has started hes pills for his diabeties. He also says he is starting to feel different has in feeling good. We have changed some but, have a ways to go... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 22:07:24 EST Happy Sunday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5253896 Ok so it's been a while since I have blogd and I should've a long time ago. Just about 2 weeks ago my husband was diganosed with type 2 diabetes. I was in shock he has been doing good on certain things and all. He has had high blood pressure for a long time and because I had lost my insurance he hasn't been to the doc. Well guess what it happened. He is on medication only right now. He goes back in March and hopefully we have some more news on what he has to do and judt how bad it is. <BR> ... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 18:19:00 EST What a way to spend a snow day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228058 Today the family actually got to spend an extra snow day together and boy am I glad. Not only did we get some extra cleaning done but, we also got to sit and watch some shows and have a decent meal together. For lunch we had subway and we all enjoyed that and for dinner we had breakfast. Sometimes the simplest meals are the best. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow my daughter decided that we are having salads for dinner and I can't wait. She sometimes surprises me with what she wants to eat and her cho... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 23:55:35 EST Keep it fun and intresting!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224824 I remember when the physical test was a requirment in gym. Our elementary teacher was so into all that. Not only was he a teacher he was also the boys track coach and the assistant varsity footcall coach. We had to the sit ups push ups and what every else we had to do. No matter what he would push us and be proud. Now a days they have a hard time with that. Victoria was so excited when she told me that they have to run for 4 min. and she was able to do it with out stopping. <BR> <BR> I ... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 20:40:54 EST Going to keep on going! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220964 Just found out that in June my class is going to have their 20th reunion and I have decided to get more motivated and lose the weight. I have always been big and thought maybe when I go to see some of my old friends I can be smaller. Not for them or anyone else but, for me and me only! Everyone has been very supporting of me and I need to continue with that and go from there. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is a new day and I am making a change for the better. My daughter has been a great motivator f... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 00:03:28 EST Here's to another week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216580 Had a great weekend and looking forward to a awesome week. I was able to see an awesome friend that I hadn't seen in 2 years. Next Sunday her family is moving to Hawii for 3 years (her husband is in the military). Had a great night out without the husband and daughter. I wish my husband could've went but, his job made him work later than usual. <BR> <BR> I broke down last week and ended up having a sandwhich from Wendy's and I kicked myself in the butt. I am very proud of myself for not... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:38:21 EST It's Sunday and I feel blessed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5205887 I know that I have a long way to go and nobody to blame but, myself for the way I am. I have a lot to work out within me and I can only do it. I still want to pick up the phone and call my mom and let it out and get advice from her. It is going on 6 years since we lost her and there is not a day that goes by that I don't think about her. <BR> <BR> Today my daughter was having fun lifting my legs with hers and till the end I don't think she was excersing and I just let her do it. Tomorrow... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 23:09:35 EST One more day down and I am feeling pretty good. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5204375 Even though I have been getting breakfast sandwhiches from a gas station I have not been doing fast food. I am trying to eat breakfast at home and I have been doing good at it. I know I have a long way to go and I am pushing myself to do more. <BR> <BR> <BR> Last night Victoria (my 9 year old) decided she wanted to make dinner. I asked her what she was making she said we were having a salad. My husband decided that he also wanted a loaded baked potatoe so thats what we did. I see more o... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 23:34:04 EST Proud to get everyone on right track. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5200993 Took my husband shopping with me to get some stuff for dinner the other night. Well needless to say we walked out with more than that. On the good note we did get some ground turkey and salad. I have been making dinner everynight for us and boy does it feel good. I have not been going to fast food all week. Next goal is going to do more excersing. <BR> <BR> Victoria came home from school today and was proud of herself because she was able to run for 4 min and not stop and feel like she ... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 18:39:13 EST Finally my daughters eyes are open!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198038 After years of trying to explain to my 9 year old that she can't sneak food and she can't eat all the time and get off the pop, she finally sees it. We started watching the Biggest Loser and seeing the kids she relized what she looked like. <BR> <BR> She weighs more than I thought she did and I am so ashamed of myself for letting her get like this. She decided to do something about it and I am going to be right there doing it to. We have a goal a piece and we are going to meet that goal. ... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 00:45:27 EST Looking forward to the new year!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185292 As we start the new year I have decided to do what I can to get healthy and lose some of this weight I have gained. I have told myself over and over that I need to lose the weight not only for myself but, for my 9 yr old. I have taught her all my bad habbits and have not stopped her from doing things that I did. <BR> <BR> I remeber growing up with mom having a pop in the morning and a cigarette where I would get a pop and no cigarette. I would go to my grandparents to help do different t... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 02:13:44 EST Getting ready for the new year and the new me!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5180155 Well last year I knew what I wanted to do. It didn't go as planned but, I am going to try my hardest to do better. My goal is to be able to buy a smaller size pants and top. I have set that goal other times and I kick myself every year that I don't do it and this year I hope to be different. <BR> <BR> <BR> Tuesday I plan on starting fresh and I plan not to stop. I have to move forward if it is the last thing I do. Hope everyone has a great New Year and be safe no matter what you a... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 19:38:58 EST Can't believe it is almost Christmas!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171514 Well I know what the day is I just can't believe it. There is no snow on the ground and not looking like christmas. Time flies when your busy and trying to get things done. I have a lot more to do and time is not on my side. <BR> <BR> Tonight my family went to dinner at one of my cousins house and it was so nice. This summer I babysat for them and we try to stay in touch. I loved the time that I got to spend with. I don't get to see family very often and I love to. I know I can call anyo... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 22:42:56 EST Live laugh love. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168402 I have a lot of stuff going through my mind and not sure what to think about it. NO matter what I do I can't stop thinking of how my life has been filled with love and laughter. My parents have taught my brothers and I that you don't have to drink to have fun. Also that life can throw you curves in a split second. <BR> <BR> For example those young kids that were killed because Of one person who didn't care what or who he was killing. I was shocked that it had happened and they were... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 19:55:45 EST Getting better!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5110627 Tonight I am starting to feel like my old self. I have done a lot of thinking and realized that I need to start doing things for myself and not sorry about others. I have a lot of things I need to go through and not look in the past. Tomorrow is another day and I am so ready to tackle it and go with the flow. <BR> <BR> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 23:44:04 EST Day by day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5107844 As I sit here tonight and think about what's going on the last few years. I think of the greatest things that have happened to me and my husband. We have to best daughter in the world always keeping us entertained one way or the other. Watching our nieces and nephews grow up, We also have watched many friends and family get married and start their own family! I have always loved family. One thing that my parents have always showed my brothers and I that family comes first no matter what! <BR... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 00:42:55 EST Time to make some changes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086260 Well yesterday I went to Lane Brayndt to get an outfit for wedding. I haven't been dressing up like I want to because of the way clothes fit me. Well the clerk that offered to help had me try on a wrap around dress that was a size 26 and I am 22. Red with white polka dots or something and I wanted to get sick. It looked horrible and she said it looked nice. I ended up getting a cashmere with a black sweater. Went to JC Penny's and found a mint green skirt. I am very happy with that.... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 08:45:52 EST Been grieving and now to get back on track!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081174 I know I keep saying this but, I need to get to get back on track once again. No matter what I do I keep going off track. I have been telling myself that I can lose weight without keeping records of what I am doing and I have proven I can't. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I caught myself wanting to eat and not stop. I am the only one who can make me change for the better and if I don't start now it could be to late. Tomorrow is a new day and I am ready to get back on track!! <BR> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 20:59:10 EST NOt been going good. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5037217 Well it's been a month since I have blogged, and I have been off the wagon so to speak. We have had a lot going on. I let myself get off track thinking that I can lose the weight without logging and not watching calories. Nope I certainly can't. So I will be starting over and getting back on track. <BR> <BR> Last week we lost my mother in law and I gave in to drinking pop. That is my comfort when depressed so I will be getting off that again to. Sometimes I feel like I can do it and then I... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 10:12:09 EST Going to be a long week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4992896 It's going to take lots of will power but, I will get back on track this week. I gained 2.5 lbs less than I thought but, not proud of myself. I did a lot of eating and no exercising and that's what always gets me into trouble. Last night took daughter for a walk. Wasn't sure how she would do but, she kept up with me and even talked the whole time. So next time I can pick up the pace and go. <BR> <BR> As I write this I am thinking to myself that the only thing stopping me from doing my exerci... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 10:31:36 EST It's been some week for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4981990 Lets just say I fell off the wagon this week. Mother nature decided to visit and I let her win this time. I will win next time. Another thing is I realized that I didn't blog like I should have. The old me would of said forget it and went back to my old habbits but, I didn't let that happen. I stayed away from going to fastfood everyday I did do it a couple of times though and kicked myself in the foot afterwards. <BR> <BR> I am very happy today though cause my daughter decided to come home... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 17:18:06 EST Starting to see the bad choices I have been making http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4970687 This morning my husband and I met a friend for breakfast. We went to a place called Sparty's Coney Island. I was looking at the menu and realized that they had nothing healthy. I asked the waitress if they would do egg whites and of course she said no but the could poach eggs.So that was great with that I now know that I am aware that I need to ask instead of making bad choices. <BR> <BR> Another thing that I have been doing is bloging and keeping track of my calories and I see what I eat an... Sun, 15 Jul 2012 00:02:08 EST The weekend is here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4968471 Well one more week down and it's been okay. I have come along way and still have a long way to go. I have come to realize that no matter what I say on here it don't mean anything unless I do it and accomplish it. <BR> <BR> This journey is the first one that I have actually made sure to stick to. I might not blog every night but, I do it as soon as I remember to. It has helped me in so many ways that I could not begin to say. I have been a lot better about eating out. Just got to continue to... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 10:07:10 EST Clearing my mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4967189 Never did I realize that the first thing I have to do is getting mentally set. I have been in my own little world since my dad has passed in Oct. It took my husband telling my brothers fiancée that I need them to start calling me more often. We got into a fight about the house and I pretty much snapped at him cause I have lost both parents I am the baby of the family and both brothers have their families and I don't talk to them cause they are busy. My oldest brother is married and has 4 step... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:51:14 EST Today is going to be a good day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4963824 Yesterday was a better day then I have had in a while. Even though I had Taco Bell for dinner I stilled stayed in my calorie range. Did a small workout and going to stay up on that and start walking again. <BR> <BR> I found that I do have will power and I can say NO to good. <em>230</em> I went to Kroger Sunday about 11:30a.m. and did not have breakfast so I grabbed a bag of pizza rolls and thought again and decided that there was no way I could only eat 6 rolls. So I grabbed a package of... Tue, 10 Jul 2012 11:57:30 EST Good things to come http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4961935 Well I weighed in this morning and gained 1.5 pounds. Not excited to say that but, glad it wasn't anymore than that. I am not going to get down on myself and give in I am going to move on to this week and reach all my goals. I have a ways to go and not going to stop for nothing. <BR> <BR> For those who read these and comment I would like to say thank you and I do take what you say and let it sink in for a min and remember that there is support wherever I look. Thats it for today!! Mon, 9 Jul 2012 10:30:49 EST No problem getting my water in today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4958718 As far as I can remember I have always drank pop instead of water. Today was 2 weeks and 4 days since i had my last pop. I don't miss it at all and I don't crave it like I used to. Tomorrow I will continue with the water and nothing else not even tea cause it can be just bad sometimes. <BR> <BR> Tonight I tried the 28 day boot camp by sparkpeople and it kicked my butt, I have a lot of pratice to do and working out on. Thats okay and no matter how hard it will be I will get through it. Hope e... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 00:05:54 EST Had a great fourth of July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4957324 Hope everyone had a great holiday I know I did. I was with the husband and friends both nights and it was awesome!! Been doing okay on the food thing have more to prove to myself and nobody else. <BR> <BR> I have come to realize that I have been making it harder than it is and if I could get control over my mind I would be better off. NO matter what I tell myself I have to put it behind me and keep moving forward. I love to do lots of things and it's time I start and not look back. Thu, 5 Jul 2012 23:57:25 EST Fresh new start to the week ahead. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4951643 Good morning all. Babysitting this morning and have some time to myself while the baby sleeps so I figured since I missed writing last night I would do now. Yesterday I was at work and I realized that everywhere I go I am surrounded by support. I guess sometimes it pays to stop and listen to the people around you. I now know that I have control on what I decide to put in my mouth and how much. It took me 38 years and I can say I am proud of myself. <BR> <BR> If there was one thing that my pa... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 10:05:34 EST Getting better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4949659 Well this morning started out rocky but, ended on a good note! Love my people I work with always know hoe to have a good time and when to make me laugh. Of course I started my food on a good start with a oatmeal with fruit from mcdonalds and a manogo/pineapple smoothie very yummy. The rest of the day was okay. <BR> <BR> Went to Target and picked up the 28 day boot camp and excerise stuff. Came home and walked around 6 blocks and it felt great since I haven't walked since Tuesay. Had to push ... Sat, 30 Jun 2012 23:53:32 EST Fighting off bad feelings!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4948371 I won't go into details but, I have a rough last couple of days and I am in a funk. Thought I was doing better till I seen a comment on my facebook status from my sister in law wrote and then it I went right back. I should have just stayed on my plan and having a healthy dinner instead i blow it. <BR> <BR> Only 1 day I have a bad day and getting back on track tomorrow! Bought a food scale today and maybe actually use it and start the shedding! Thats it for today more tomorrow!!! Fri, 29 Jun 2012 23:31:28 EST