MSMOUSIEMOUSE's SparkPeople Blog MSMOUSIEMOUSE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community My Pep Talk! I so often need to remind myself (especially lately) of the things I can do and stop thinking on the things I am not able to do. I have been dealing with some medical issues that has stopped me from pretty much all exercising ok, pretty much moving. I allowed my mind to sink into self pity and stopped thinking on what I was eating and I guess you can say giving up. It has been a rough 8 months since my surgery but you know what?!? I am alive. I am not the worst off person thank you God for th... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 09:39:44 EST Weight loss is a journey Weight loss is a journey. It's taking me through many peaks and valleys and I am learning that I have a choice. I have a choice as to how long I want to spend in my valleys before I reach my next peak. I mustn't give up! No matter what hurdle I have to climb it is worth it to get over it because I am worth it. I have given in to my pain and given up to my pain but no more. While my physical therapist helps me get rid of the pain only I can get rid of my excess weight. Buckling up for a ride t... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 07:38:21 EST BLC 22 Fitness Test for week 6 June 19,2013 My BLC Fitness Test for week 6 is just going to have to wait but I am going to kick it's butt just as soon as I can move again!! LOOK OUT Fitness Test you have a target on your back! Sat, 20 Jul 2013 00:27:09 EST Half way through the BLC Challenge and although..... I am half way through the BLC Challenge and although I am not any where near where I would have liked to be I am accepting where I am. Accepting, that is an odd word for what I am doing. I had surgery in May and was really excited about the timing of the BLC challenge starting just as I am released to resume all activities and exercise. I was doing great with the exercise up until about 2 weeks ago when my body decided it wanted to have a major set back. I have been hurting hurting to the poi... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 00:24:19 EST CICO June 26-July 2, 2013 June 26, 2013 <BR> <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 930 <BR> BMR* 1,973 <BR> Exercise 499 <BR> Total Burned 2,472 <BR> Differential -1,542 Wed, 26 Jun 2013 22:58:56 EST CICO June19-25, 2013 June 19.2013 <BR> <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,194 <BR> BMR* 1,973 <BR> Exercise 715 <BR> Total Burned 2,688 <BR> Differential -1,494 <BR> <BR> <BR> June 20, 2013 (5 mile walk) <BR> <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,261 <BR> BMR* 1,973 <BR> Exercise 813 <BR> Total Burned 2,786 <BR> Differential -1,525 <BR> <BR> ( <em>24</em> I don't know how to subtract the calories for my cheeseless pizza <em>198</em> ) <BR> <BR> <BR> June 21,... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 16:46:37 EST Staples Grocery List Apples <BR> Oranges <BR> Bananas <BR> Strawberries <BR> Lemons <BR> Red leaf lettuce <BR> Cucumbers <BR> Tomatoes <BR> Sweet peppers <BR> Onions <BR> Broccoli <BR> Asparagus <BR> Cauliflower <BR> Boneless skinless chicken breasts <BR> Quinoa <BR> Eggs <BR> Oikos blueberry,black cherry, strawberry banana, plain <BR> <em>4</em> <em>4</em> <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> (I have to add that I have a completely different staples list for DH, DS and DD, one you might not want to see) <em... Fri, 14 Jun 2013 22:32:19 EST BLC 22 Fitness Test for week 2 June 13,2013 For one minute...... <BR> <BR> Push-ups 50 (with knees bent) <BR> Crunches 53 (with knees bent and feet flat on the floor) <BR> Lunges 30 (alternating) (Oh how I HATE lunges) <BR> Bicep Curls 42 (5lb weights) <BR> Squats 34 <BR> Plank 48.9sec <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 12:01:29 EST CICO June12-18, 2013 June 12, 2013 <BR> <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,397 <BR> BMR* 1,973 <BR> Exercise 541 <BR> Total Burned 2,514 <BR> Differential -1,117 <BR> <BR> (I tracked all my BLT's today!! It is my goal to make tracking a habit) ...One day of victory tasted better than any of that food I'd given up ever could. <BR> <BR> June 13, 2013 <BR> <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,549 <BR> BMR* 1,973 <BR> Exercise 596 <BR> Total Burned 2,569 <BR> Differential -1... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 22:44:03 EST CICO June 5-11,2013 June 5, 2013 <BR> <BR> <BR> June 6, 2013 <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 557 <BR> BMR* 1,973 <BR> Exercise 432 <BR> Total Burned 2,405 <BR> Differential -1,848 <BR> <BR> <BR> June 7, 2013 <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,707 <BR> BMR* 1,973 <BR> Exercise 597 <BR> Total Burned 2,570 <BR> Differential -863 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> June 8,2013 <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 1,102 <BR> BMR* 1,973 <BR> Exercise 778 <BR> Total Burned 2,7... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 23:44:39 EST Starting a 12 week BLC Challenge and my goals are.....week one My goals for the outcome of the next week challenge is something I have not really narrowed down to specifics. I do not even have specific goal for the end of my journey. Over the next 12 weeks I want to get my focus back, the habit of tracking and I to lose 10 pounds. I want tracking to be a way of life even when I have reached my goal of a healthier lighter me to avoid anything creeping back on me. The predetermined "healthy weight" for my size is 125lbs and I am picturing myself as looking... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 14:30:48 EST It's a new month and although I can't resume my workouts yet..... It's a new month and although I can't resume my workouts yet.....I am making a solid commitment to MYSELF that I am seriously going to work seriously at attaining my goal. My doctor has released me to resume working out on Friday and I am really looking forward to that. I know I won't be at the pace I was prior to my surgery but I know it won't take me long to get there. I have my focus and determination and I have a 12 week challenge to get me started with my new habits. I need to track, tra... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 01:25:25 EST IT'S 3am.....I should be sleeping What can I say it's 3am and I am NOT sleeping. I don't know if it is from lack of exercising but I am awake. I had surgery 2 weeks ago. My ovaries were missing my uterus (which was removed January the previous year) anyway my ovaries were missing my uterus and were putting up quite a ruckus. They left me with no choice but to evict them! What could I do...they didn't seem to be happy with each other alone. They are now gone and here I sit still hurting as if they were still lingering around b... Sat, 25 May 2013 03:46:16 EST Fitbit...Yes Please! Fitbit friend.....Oh Yes Please! I got a fitbit but wasn't sure just how much it would motivate me to reach my goal but it wasn't long before that question was answered. A few days after getting my fitbit I got me a fitbit friend :-)! Yay me! Why would that be so exciting you may ask well let me tell you while you sit back and read along. On the fitbit website it gives you the opportunity to challenge your friends with your steps. We bot were unaware of that ability until we both got a message stating that She passed me by s... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 16:11:49 EST My First Blog...... OK readers not sure if you are ready to read what I wrote and I do not blame you for leaving now. This is my first blog.....ready? Here goes! I am I suppose not considered new to spark people, I joined in July but have not really jumped in with both feet until a few days ago. I am also doing weight watchers but am looking for someone to hold me a little more accountable/push me that little extra. I had lost 67 pounds the 1st time on WW (after the birth of my daughter whom is 11 now) and got p... Wed, 5 Oct 2011 00:58:50 EST