MRSTUGGY's SparkPeople Blog MRSTUGGY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Had a good day! We have been in quarantine for a week tomorrow and probably until some time next week at work. Its been nice for us in the kitchen because we get done with the room trays and that's it. I feel bad for the residents though because they can't go anywhere but the unit. Other than that its been a good day and not a bad week. Hope everyone has a great weekend. Thu, 9 Mar 2017 20:25:46 EST What weekend So I find that when I have 2 days off in a row I struggle the most. I get every other weekend off and if we stay home I'm ok. Well this weekend my husband drove my daughter her friend and I to Detroit for a concert. Even though we live in Lansing we don't go there very often so she wanted to go early. We found a family friendly bar and instead of healthy I went to my go to food of BBQ burger. It was good and that is pretty much all I ate all day. Had a great night at the concert and glad we w... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 21:28:28 EST Great day with the family. Got up and did my mile walk off YouTube and then went to the malls to get shoes for my daughter and then to lunch. Came home to watch the the NASCAR race. Hope everyone has a great weekend Sun, 26 Feb 2017 18:48:02 EST Had a good day a good day!! Still on the process of finding the right calorie count for myself. Going to start doing better at exercing this week and get all the way on track. Sat, 25 Feb 2017 19:42:16 EST Getting better at controlling my food intake. So today I actually started making sure that I watched what I ate. I stayed in my points range and going to get back to exercising. Water intake is getting better. I am hope to get to my 161 ounces that I'm supposed to have. We now have 29 people signed up for the biggest loser challenge a t work. I'm pretty excited that they are all doing it. Well I hope everyone has a great night. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 18:59:03 EST It was an OK day I went back to work after the weekend off and boy do I need to get myself under control. Its somewhat hard since I am around food all day and I can grab anything I want. We have cookies for the residents and its so easy to just grab one and keep working. Today we started our biggest loser challenge at work so its time to discipline myself. Going to start exercising at night and maybe something in the morning. Just got to get into a routine that fits me. Hope everyone has a great night. Mon, 20 Feb 2017 19:17:28 EST Did good today So I started out with 32 oz of water. We had brunch today so I kept track of all my cal intake and then for dinner I finished off with venison. Tried some new thing that I am going fto continue to do. Even though the I work I can make my salads there but I decided its better if I take my own so I can put what I want instead of only what they have. I hope everyone has a great week. Sun, 19 Feb 2017 20:32:28 EST Way to long since I've been on here <img src=""> <BR> Well I hope all is well for everyone I have been extremely busy with a new job I've had for a year and my teenage daughter. I have not been doing good on my eating habits so its time to change that. I have been pop free for a year (give or take a couple days). The only thing is I replaced with sweet teas, and frozen coffees. For about a week I have been doing more water and less of everything els... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 21:02:06 EST Once again getting back on track. Well it's been way to long since I have been on spark. I have stayed pretty much the same weight and now thanks to work I am getting back on my journey. As of last Thursday I quick drinking pop and as a family we have stopped eating out so much. We have been trying to eat a veggie or salad with meals. At work we are doing the biggest loser challenge and in a week I have lost 3.6 pounds with a 1.53%. Here is to a new year and another fresh start. Sat, 16 Jan 2016 14:24:59 EST Going to try something new. I have a few friends that have started a product called Thrive. There is a patch a shake and a pill. There is multiple use for it. Some friends have stopped smoking drinking pop and sleeping awesome. Like everything else i know i have to be careful. Not everything works the same for everybody. I need to get back to my old self where I would get up in the morning and actually start my day and sit and watch t.v. and say I need to get stuff done. Hope everyone has a great day. 😀 Wed, 3 Jun 2015 11:05:34 EST So far so good. Well even though I missed 3 days in a row I went back to the gym yesterday and it felt great. I pushed myself a little harder than I have been and didn't stop for nothing. Today wasn't feeling all that good but got a good work out in. Now I have to get the bad eating habits out of the way and I should see some results. I did no pop today and hoping to keep that up again for a couple of months. Well everyone have a good night. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:07:58 EST what a weekend. So even though the gym I joined is open on the weekends we never made it in. They close on the weekends at 6:00p.m. and I of course didn't get out till about that time yesterday. Boy did I miss it so back at it tomorrow. I will say that I still have a long way to go to get my eating habits under control. I figured one step at a time. For now I am signing off and getting some hoping to hit the gym before I have orientation for my new job. Good night all and kick some butt this week. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 23:02:21 EST Day 4 No pain no gain Well yesterday I stepped up and went to the gym solo. Husband was not feeling good so I went and did my workout. Rocked it to if I do say so myself. See I learned a long time ago not to be a fraid to do some things alone. So that's what I did. Next week will be the same way. Also I have started tracking my food. I figured why waste a good day at the gym with a bunch of crap. So tomorrow husband and I are going to the store and get our healthy food and making diner every night a... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:56:29 EST Day 2 at the gym I wasn't as sore as I thought I would be this morning. I was able to get a better work out In today. Walked a mile did the bike for ten min and got some weights in. I am starting out low and going to up it every other day till I am at a good spot. Having the husband there motivates me a lot. Thanks to him I don't give up and push myself even further. I supreme myself on certain things. Good luck everyone on the rest of this week. :) Wed, 14 Jan 2015 22:06:47 EST Gonna be sore in the morning. So today I joined the gym. If felt good to start working out. Plan is to go everyday and keep going. So glad that I did and proud of myself. It will be nice to have husband there with me as much as possible. Now just got to start eating healthier and I will be all set. Good luck everyone this week we all can rock it. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:28:42 EST Going to make a difference. So talking to my husband tonight we both agree that it's time to do a lot of changes. I got a new job so I will be working 2 jobs for a little while. Also going to start eating healthier. We have said it before but time to actually do it. Well that's it for now. Going to bed hope everyone has a great week. Sun, 11 Jan 2015 00:14:17 EST Time to make a other goal and try to stick to it. Every once in a while I start to blog and keep track of what I eat and start exercising. So here we are again starting a blog and promising to stay with it. Found out that my husband joined a gym and I am going to do the same. Maybe together we can get healthy and lose weight together. We that's it for tonight I will have more. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 22:14:30 EST so far so good. Well in my last blog I mentioned that I was going for a mamagram. That came back normal but I still haven't heard anything on my papsmear. I know they say no news is good news I just don't agree with that right now. I'm calljng tomorrow to see if they have the results for me yet. <BR> <BR> Mean while I have been doing a little better on my eating habits. We have been eating at home except on Fridays when we get together with a couple of guys my husband used to work with. Even then I eat ... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:54:08 EST Enjoying my Sunday so far Having a nice relaxing Sunday with little bit of cleaning up. Made breakfast this morning and trying to clean up from that and then getting ready to work for a whole 4 1/2 hours. <BR> <BR> Thinking this week is time for a change in a lot of ways and finding a new job is on top of my list. The second is just getting the house a good deep cleaning and keeping it tbat way. I am the worst at cleaning and I have to change that. <BR> <BR> Well better get off of here and gwt started. He... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 11:45:47 EST Told doctors office their scale was broke. So today was my doc appt.. I so didn't want to go it was my first yearly in 5 or 6 years. Since I am 40 I get to have mamagrams to a little scared since the np said of what I was telling her I have signs of maybe having cancer. So next week I will go and have that done and see what happens. <BR> <BR> So like always the first thing they do is check your weight it said I had lost 6 pounds since last week.I was like ya your scales are broke and the the ma laughed. Don't get me wrong I am very... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:31:11 EST Another day come and gone!! Today was an okay day not much going on and finding I have no motivation. Going to tey something different and hope it works. I get up every morning with the husband between 4:30/5:00 and then after he leaves I go back to sleep. I am hoping that I will start stayi g up and gwt things done. <BR> <BR> <BR> I was very proud of myself today I did get my yard mowed and it felt great. Of course I thought I was going to keel over from the heat and the back yard not being mowed in a couple wee... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:01:33 EST Family walk is an awesome thing. 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! 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. 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. 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. 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! 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!! 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!!! 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!! 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! 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! 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. 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. 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. 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!! 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!! 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!! 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!! 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. 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!! 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!! 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! 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!! 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. 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! 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 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 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! 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 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