MUTHERNATURE's SparkPeople Blog MUTHERNATURE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Booze and caffiene put my body on snooze! Not anymore! <em>128</em> <BR> <BR> My husband likes to unwind with beers after work and drink his coffee in the morning. I was falling his suit, which is my fault. I recently stopped drinking (only special occasions now, not everyday) No caffeine today either, (I actually got him to drink tea this morning) just some nice CF tea! Anyhow, I'm hoping to start seeing better results and start feeling better. I could feel the inflammation inside on each side of my body from those two culprits I was us... Tue, 7 May 2013 12:10:52 EST Father Passed Away! (can't let everything go) My Father passed away and I am still going through all those stages they talk about. I did not log in during the time I was away. I live in CA, but my parents live in Utah, so I went there for 6 days f or the funeral. Tough, but will get through it! I drove up with my Sister (long drive). The first thing she said when I got in the car, was I am going to EAT whatever I want and I don't care what anyone thinks or says. She knows I am always trying to be healthy. She purchased a ton of c... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:16:10 EST Working out vs. the Kitchen! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is so true! I think working out probably is the easiest in comparison to the cravings, emotional eating, and simply telling yourself you can stick to it! I have been struggling a bit with the kitchen part lately! My husband likes to watch Man vs. Food and Drive-in, diners and dives. I told him watching those shows just make you extremely hungry and they do make me personally hungry. Change the channel. ... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 11:47:52 EST An Apple a Day! Great Idea <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I LOVE this idea. I really like sliced apples and this is a great idea for some quick slices and a healthy snack on the go! <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Mon, 4 Feb 2013 20:13:26 EST Today is my Birthday! I have gained 20 lbs back, but I am determined to get back down and start back on my goal of getting to 160 lbs. I just had a B-12 shot and they are amazing. I am glad to be back and go through the phases again to get to my goal. Thanks for all the support from Sparkies. Today is the first day of the rest of our life. Wed, 7 Nov 2012 15:05:23 EST Husbands Birthday Dinner ! Hi everyone! K, so "the family" is taking the hubby out for dinner tonight! Uggggh! I already studied the menu, so my daughter and I decided to split a grilled chicken breast meal with all veggies and salad. The thing I hate the most about this is, everyone else at the table whines that you are not eating enough or some junk like that. I don't like it when other get jealous because they have no plan of attack for their weight issues, so they eat whatever they want and than focus the nigh... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 19:45:21 EST A new day and a new start! Well my SP friends I weighed in at 182 on Saturday. 32 lbs. left to go. I really need to start exercising more to see better results. I had a corn dog this weekend and I think it made me sick too! I am not use to eating junk food. Anyhow, this marks the new start and a new day for me. I have joined a weight loss challenge and hope to get rid of more pound and gain more money!!!!! Yes, you win money, if you win 1st, 2nd, or 3rd. Wish me luck! <em>334</em> Mon, 26 Sep 2011 13:43:48 EST An Aha Moment in Starvation Mode! So I'm a little stressed out and I'm an emotional eater. I made a wonderful salad for lunch today when I made my husband a salad for dinner last night. I guess that was not enough! So, I was still emotionally starving or hungry! I call my little Wok place a few blocks away to order Shrimp Chop Suey! K, not bad and I even asked for it all steamed, no sauce with steamed rice. *patting myself on the back* When I get there it's not ready and Dairy Queen is next door. I venture into the DQ... Thu, 25 Aug 2011 18:06:00 EST 17 Days left until the Total Body Makeover Contest Ends! Blog #2, 8/10/11 - 184 lbs. <BR> 17 days left and I want to win this thing! I have the eating thing under control. I have not been exercising enough and I still like my wind down drink after work. Hmmmmm..... it's crunch time I think. The contests have really helped me out a lot. When it gets close to the end, I always come through. Hoping to be down to 183 soon. Last time I did a challenge I lost 22 lbs. and some money. Darn, I had to buy new clothes too and that was a bummer (NOT)! T... Wed, 10 Aug 2011 11:34:25 EST Challenge to Blog 3x a week. I signed up for a challenge to blog 3 x a week. Here is my first one this week so far. I am currently in a Weight loss Challenge and could potentially win some money at the end. I have lost 4 lbs. and I have 18 days left in the challenge. I don't eat after 7pm and that seems to be helping a lot. I eat pretty healthy and consistently through out the day. However, I like a few drinks to unwind at night, so that could be a problem. I'll have to nix it, if it interferes. I am one of thos... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 13:15:11 EST