NEELIXNKES's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NEELIXNKES NEELIXNKES'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/ Lentil Chili http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809391 I made this recipe for a potluck. I thought it came out pretty good. I added a can of original rotel and 3/4 of a medium green pepper chopped. <BR> <link>jeanetteshealthyliving.com/?s=lentil<BR>+chili </link> Sun, 2 Nov 2014 14:12:40 EST Terrific Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801932 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1703812244.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Going for a terrific day - <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> 12+ glasses of water <em>248</em> <BR> <em>421</em> No candy today <em>248</em> <BR> <em>286</em> Make planned dinner <em>248</em> <BR> <em>331</em> Take at least 1 walk today at work <em>248</em> <BR> <em>252</em> Log in results for Rocktober challenges <em>248</em> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 06:52:02 EST Manic Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801383 I seriously need to find my focus again. One of the hardest things right now though is figuring out what is causing an almost daily sour stomach. It doesn't matter what I eat, I wake up with horrible indigestion. I thought it was the new GERD medicine I was on but now that I have gone off of it for more than just 3 days, I still have the problem. I don't understand at all. It seems worse when I eat fresh veggies too which is not good. I have to schedule an endoscopy. I was hoping to put it ... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 09:23:57 EST Dinner Plan 10/19 - 10/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800919 Sunday - Leftovers - <BR> <BR> Monday - Birthday party left overs now that the other ones are out of the fridge. <BR> <BR> Tuesday - Actually making the mungbean veggie soup this time <link>www.savvyvegetarian.com/vegetarian-r<BR>ecipes/crockpot-mung-bean-rice-soup.php </link> <BR> <BR> Wednesday - Fend for yourself <BR> <BR> Thursday - Grab something out or grilled cheese sandwiches when we get home - we have dentist appointments <BR> <BR> Friday - Homemade pizza <BR> <BR> Saturda... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 14:04:18 EST Weekend Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792311 Pretty simple this weekend. It is cold and windy outside. Fall decided to make a big entrance finally. <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> Meet my water goal each day <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> Work on my reports and complete at least 2 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>341</em> Inventory both freezers - little one is already done <BR> <BR> <em>190</em> Make the dinner plan for the upcoming week <BR> <BR> <em>331</em> Get in at least 3.5 miles between the two days Sat, 4 Oct 2014 14:55:04 EST Dinner Plan 09/28 - 10/04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788385 Sunday: Out somewhere <BR> <BR> Monday: Macaroni and cheese, tuna, and peas <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Left over chicken chili over potatoes <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Fend for yourself <BR> <BR> Thursday: Mung Bean soup <link>www.savvyvegetarian.com/vegetarian-r<BR>ecipes/crockpot-mung-bean-rice-soup.php </link> <BR> <BR> Friday: Tacos <BR> <BR> Saturday: TBD - if home, homemade pizza otherwise out somewhere <BR> <BR> - Had to change the order a bit - didnt get to the grocery store Sunday as p... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 11:34:50 EST Oh Boy - Time is flying! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768547 Wow did I slack off on my August goals. I really need to create a routine. <BR> <BR> Goals for today: <BR> <em>311</em> At least 3500 steps <em>248</em> <BR> <em>274</em> 96oz of water or bust <em>248</em> <BR> <em>436</em> Complete 1 load of laundry when get home from work - started but didn't finish <BR> <em>334</em> Remind myself that I am only one person and there is far too much work to do for me to complete in one day. <em>248</em> <BR> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:44:50 EST Two for Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758011 My foot pain was really bad yesterday. I stepped weird on the stairs and got a shooting pain in the morning. I'm hoping that today it is much better. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l832399805.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Goals for today: <BR> <BR> <em>17</em> Finish report <BR> <BR> <em>190</em> Eat dinner at home even if just leftovers <BR> <BR> Have a healthy day! Tue, 12 Aug 2014 05:38:36 EST Monday 08/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757402 So I missed my first day of daily goal blogging. Whoops. I wasn't tracking yesterday so I guess I didn't really think about it. <BR> <BR> Goals for today: <BR> <BR> <em>140</em> Make the veggie soup in the crock pot <em>248</em> <BR> <em>149</em> Drop off books at the library that are overdue <em>248</em> <BR> <em>52</em> Finish the report I am working on <BR> <em>311</em> Figure out a way to get in at least 2500 steps with the rain and foot pain <BR> <em>274</em> 96 ... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 08:58:16 EST Goals for August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756473 I know I am late posting this but I have already started working on some of them. <BR> <BR> My main goals for August are: <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Walk at least 20,000 steps per week <BR> <BR> <em>203</em> Read The Spark (I got it free with a Sparkpeople.com order) <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> 96 oz of water at least per day <BR> <BR> <em>301</em> Track my food no less than 3 days each week <BR> <BR> I have a bunch of little things that I haven't been doing but really need to get ba... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 17:56:11 EST Goals for the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746829 Today I will track my food and Today I won't drink any pop even though I am craving it. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow - I will get in 3000 steps and I won't slack on my water intake. <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> Work on 2 reports - have worked on 1 <BR> <em>17</em> Work for full time job at least 3 hours - 2 hours done <BR> <em>274</em> 96 oz of water at least each day - Only 64 on Sat but 60 oz of tea <BR> <em>190</em> Plan dinners for the week <BR> <em>311</em> Log at least 3000 steps bot... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:19:32 EST Goals for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725654 I haven't done one of these in awhile and I am really floundering. I have gained about 14 lbs back and am at a number I swore I would never see again. GRRR. <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> At least 80 oz - at 48+ right now <BR> <em>267</em> Freggie with each meal and snack <BR> <em>311</em> At least 3000 steps. <BR> <BR> Have a healthy day! Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:28:40 EST Me A To Z http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723440 I did this for one of my teams so thought I would share. <BR> A - Age: 40 <BR> <BR> B - Bed size: Queen <BR> <BR> C - Chore you hate: dishes <BR> <BR> D - Dog's name: None <BR> <BR> E - Essential start your day item: Cat cuddles <BR> <BR> F - Favorite color: Purple <BR> <BR> G - Gold or Silver: Both <BR> <BR> H - Height: 5'8" <BR> <BR> I - Instruments you play(ed): Piano and Clarinet <BR> <BR> J - Job title: In transition <BR> <BR> K - Kid(s): all furry <BR> <BR> L - Living arrang... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 14:02:43 EST Tuesday 04/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677823 Today is the wake for my Aunt. <BR> I know there will be Subway to eat for dinner. I didn't bring a lunch as I was trying to get out of the house early for work and didn't make one. I'm not that hungry today. <BR> I ended up not tracking everything yesterday. <BR> I probably won't end up tracking today or tomorrow. My goal is to track on Thursday and Friday 100%. <BR> <BR> Today - I just want to get through the day without shoveling food in my face because of stress. <BR> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:07:29 EST New Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677004 I enrolled in the weight loss challenge at work. If for nothing else than some added accountability. Today I am tracking my food and drinking my water. <BR> I CAN do this if I put my mind to it. <BR> <BR> Starting weight is 246 ugh.... but hopefully will be back in the 230's before I know it. <BR> <BR> Have a healthy day! Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:08:11 EST Goals 04/07 - 04/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666045 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l78506464.jpg">Well I didn't do great on last week's goals but I didn't do too horribly either. <BR> This week I need to focus again on water, walking, and freggies. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Minimum of 2500 steps per day <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> 102 oz of water per day <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> Freggies first. For each snack need to have a freggie before eating anything else. <BR> <BR> Sun, 6 Apr 2014 22:16:12 EST Goals for 03/31-04/05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660394 So this is going to be a crazy week. The place where I am temping is mandating overtime for this week. I've already been working at least 45 hours a week up to 55 hours a week but this week I have to do a minimum of 48. We are getting even further behind since some new projects came in. I got a promotion and didn't think temps could do that so that is good but it's still going to be crazy. <BR> So.... <BR> <BR> Goals for this week: <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Minimum of 3000 steps per day <... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 22:27:58 EST Happy St Patrick's Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650002 <em>137</em> <em>438</em> <em>440</em> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> May love and laughter light your days, and warm your heart and home. May good and faithful friends be yours, wherever you may roam. May peace and plenty bless your world with joy that long endures. May all life's passing seasons bring the best to you and yours ~ Old Irish Blessing <BR> <em>137</em> <em>438</em> <em>440</em> <em>437</em> <BR> <BR> I'm working to get back on track so goals for today: <BR> <... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 13:42:05 EST Dinner Plan 01/26-02/01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605459 Sunday: Homemade pizza <BR> <BR> Monday: Takeout or cereal <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Smoked Turkey leg, mashed potatoes, green veggie <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Cube Steaks either as sandwiches or prepared a different way <BR> <BR> Thursday: Broiled Chicken Kabobs and Spinach Feta Quinoa <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=319999 </link> <BR> <BR> Friday: Takeout or Grilled cheese and soup <BR> <BR> Saturday: TBD <BR> <BR> This week I will be making veggie stoc... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 16:42:29 EST Dinner Plan 01/19-01/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599030 Sunday: Ribs and fries <BR> <BR> Monday: Enchilada Cheese Roll ups <BR> <BR> <link>www.emilybites.com/2014/01/enchilada<BR>-cheese-rolls.html </link> <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Slow Cooker Creamy Chicken <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=1326428 </link> <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Steak sandwiches adapted from Pioneer Woman <link>thepioneerwoman.com/cooking/2007/06/<BR>marlboro_mans_f/ </link> and salad <BR> <BR> Thursday: Soup and Grilled Cheese or Fend for you... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 14:17:57 EST Dinner Plan 01/12-01/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591133 Sunday: Pizza <BR> <BR> Monday: Quinoa Meatballs and broccoli <BR> <link>skinnyms.com/quinoa-meatless-meatbal<BR>ls/ </link> <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Foreman grilled, lettuce wrapped burgers and steak fries <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Slowcooker Italian Creamy Chicken <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=1326428 </link> <BR> <BR> Thursday: Grilled cheese and soup <BR> <BR> Friday: Chili over baked potatoes <BR> <BR> Saturday: Ribs and salad Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:23:52 EST Weighin Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556568 Down 1.6 from last Wednesday and only up .3 from Saturday. Hoping to keep the downward trend moving towards 235 before the holidays. Dinner plan for the week is all messed and DH doesn't want me to make the crockpot soup because he didn't want me to cook sausage before going to work. I think I am going to have prep the crockpot dishes the night before and go from there. <BR> <BR> Goals for today: <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> 80oz water and 16oz tea at least <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>3... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 07:34:09 EST Motivation Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5554814 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l789718335.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Goals for today: <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> 3k+ steps <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> 80oz of Water <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> 5 servings of freggies <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> Stay calm and sane <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Have a healthy day! Mon, 2 Dec 2013 07:18:24 EST Dinner Plan 12/01-12/07 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5554348 Sunday: Macaroni and cheese with tuna and peas (comfort food) <BR> <BR> Monday: Fend for yourself <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Crockpot Potato and Sausage Soup <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=714485 </link> <BR> I'm going to skip the milk and put it on auto shift since it will cook more than 6 hours. <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Grilled Chicken, Quinoa with Spinach and Feta <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=319999 </link> <BR> <BR> Thursday:... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 16:59:26 EST December Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5554324 My goals for this month are pretty simple. <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> Drink at least 80oz of water per day if not more <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> Decorate the house for the holiday before the 16th <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Find a way to get in extra steps each day <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> I would like to lose at least 2lbs but really I would be happy to maintain this year. Ideally I would lose 8lbs this month. <BR> <BR> I'm starting a new job tomorrow and I really have no idea what life ... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 16:27:10 EST Weighin Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551607 Down .5 from last Wednesday and down almost 5lbs from Saturday. Got to love that water weight. Again, still trending down overall. Hopefully Saturday will be the last time that I weighin in the 240's ever. I have a plan for Thanksgiving. Fortunately we only have one place to go on the actual day even though we have two other "Thanksgivings" over the weekend. I will skip the white potatoes and the bread. Don't need the jello either even though it is sugar free. I will limit my intake of win... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 15:12:06 EST 11/26/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550675 Yesterday I didn't meet my goals. I think I'm eating out of fear about my temp job for the winter. I need to just mellow out and things roll the way they will roll. <BR> <BR> Goals for today: <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> 128oz of water and tea <BR> <BR> <em>180</em> Five servings of freggies at least <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>436</em> Work on office project for at least an hour <BR> <BR> <em>414</em> Complete gratitude meditation <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> 3k+ steps minimum ... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:24:32 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549861 I've been off the rails for the last several days. I did get in over 3k steps yesterday. <BR> Just trying to focus on the basics for now. <BR> <BR> <BR> Goals for today: <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> 128oz of water and tea--96oz so not bad <BR> <BR> <em>34</em> Complete 2 sets of PT exercises---1 complete set done <BR> <BR> <em>180</em> Freggie with each meal and snack-- I had a marshmallow Santa without any freggies so that messed up the day. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Walk at least 3... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 11:14:58 EST Weighin Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5545999 Down a bit from last week to 239.3 but up a bit from Saturday. That seems to be the trend that the Wednesday weighin is higher but at least they are both trending in the same direction right now. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I did not accomplish any of my goals yesterday. I ended up having to pick up my sister and niece downtown at the Children's Hospital. Thankfully for the time being she is okay. It sounds like it was a wild and crazy situation but at least they have her seizures under con... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 10:12:31 EST Two For Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5545048 Yesterday was a bit haywire of a day. I didn't meet most of my goals. In the morning I was having a bit of a pity party and then in the afternoon I was panicking because I did get the job as well as because of some family stuff. <BR> So encouraging thoughts for today: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l446588495.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1589555097.jpg"> <BR> This job is a temporary winter job but in the end... who knows it could tu... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:56:05 EST 11/18/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5544235 Have you ever had career amnesia? Where you remember things one way but that isn't entirely how it happened? yea, I had that and now I'm freaking out because my titles on my resume don't match what they may say if the employment is verified by the corporate office. Crap. I had been recommended to hire but never got the call. I don't know how to handle this. I guess use it as a learning experience and revise my resume-applications to reflect those insignificant title changes that they made ... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 11:14:03 EST 11/14/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540950 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l276244567.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Goals for today: <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Minimum 3K Steps <BR> <BR> <em>180</em> Freggie with each meal and snack <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> Finish report <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>34</em> Complete 2 sets of PT exercises <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> 128oz of water and tea- 64 oz water 32 oz tea <BR> <BR> <em>414</em> Complete gratitude meditation <em>248</em> <BR> ... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:59:09 EST WooHoo Wednesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540129 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l463301070.jpg"> <BR> <BR> NSV for the week: Drumroll........ <BR> <BR> I'm wearing a pair of jeans I haven't worn in at least 5 years! <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> They are definitely not the height of today's fashion and it may be closer to 7 or 8 years but they are free from shopping in my closet! I know that I only got to wear them a few times before I started repounding last time I was around this weight so now...I want to wear them un... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:22:51 EST 11/12/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539077 Lot's of weddings are going to be on today I hear. There is only one more consecutive date so soon this craze will be over. I wonder how many babies are being planned for that one <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Anyhow! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l709240899.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm not getting my steps in. 3 days in a row. I need to work on that. It snowed yesterday so winter is upon us even if the winter solstice isn't for weeks. Today I have a bit of a weird day ahea... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 10:05:27 EST 11/11/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538255 Thank you Veterans and Active Troops for your service. <BR> <BR> I have an interview in just over 2 hours. I'm really trying not to freak out about it. I've been very shaky the last few days. Not sure if my tremor is getting worse or if they messed something up during my pt. Hoping it is just a temporary situation and that I can get it to calm down before the interview a bit. A friend just gave me a tip to eat some cashews on the way there as they can help calm you down. <BR> <BR> Goa... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 12:25:24 EST Dinner Plan 11/10-11/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5537417 Sunday: Rosemary Chicken and Mushrooms <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=1540684 </link> <BR> <BR> Monday: Bean and Macaroni Soup from the freezer stash <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=9 </link> <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Pizza Night <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Fend for yourself night <BR> <BR> Thursday: Chili over baked potatoes <BR> <BR> Friday: Out for Indian Food <BR> <BR> Saturday: Steak, potato, broccoli <BR> <BR> Sun, 10 Nov 2013 14:58:31 EST 11/08/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535664 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l652137285.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Last night dinner was not as planned. The chili was still frozen and I just didn't have the umph to cook it properly so DH stuck a frozen pizza in the oven instead. Tonight will be chili over potatoes or sweet potato fries. I thought DH was working at the office tomorrow but it seems he just may be working on his project at home. Perfectly okay with me. I have to work all weekend as well. I may make up a batch ... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 09:56:53 EST 11/07/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534677 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1001416245.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Goals for today: <BR> <BR> <em>301</em> Track every bite <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Minimum of 3000 steps <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> 128oz of water and tea - Nope, 112oz <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> Apply for at least 1 job- No but set up interview for Monday. <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> Make needed phone calls <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>387</em> Keep to recreational sc... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 09:03:44 EST 11/06/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533755 Weight is back up to 242.7. It's water. I can feel it in my hands. Dinner last night was chain pizza and I ate too much. Compounded with extra carbs during the day and another 3lbs of water weight. So far 6lbs is my swing. I hope that at least a few of them are gone by Saturday's weighin. <BR> <BR> Goals for today: <BR> <BR> <em>301</em> Track every bite <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Minimum of 3000 steps- Nope, only 2050 <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> 128oz of water and t... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 09:56:25 EST Dinner Plan 11/4-11/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532150 Monday: Pasta with Veggies and Cheese <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Pizza with salad <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Rosemary Chicken and Mushrooms, broccoli <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=1540684 </link> <BR> <BR> Thursday: Chili over sweet potato fries <BR> <BR> Friday: Breakfast for dinner with bacon or chicken sausage <BR> <BR> Saturday: TBD (DH is working) Mon, 4 Nov 2013 16:59:01 EST 11/4/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532025 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1626222488.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Goals for today: <BR> <BR> <em>135</em> Complete Gratitude Meditation <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> 96oz of water and tea at least <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>17</em> Plan this weeks dinner menu <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> At least 3000 Steps <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <em>56</em> Spend 30 minutes working on house projects <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> <em>386</em> ... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 14:03:53 EST November Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532021 October was not horrible, but it wasn't epic like I wanted it to be. I could have tried harder so I am the one to blame. I didn't really set goals in October except to work on cleaning out my pantry. I did fairly well with that but then I stopped focusing on it. One of my focuses for November is to get back to regularly planning our dinners. I did it a few times in September and October but I have not been doing it every week. One of my other focuses for November is to get back to a da... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 13:59:06 EST Motivation Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5525561 “Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt. In other words, a wish is a good place to start but then you have to get off your butt and make it happen. You have to pick up a quill and write your own damn story. (Mimi Wallingford)” <BR> &#8213; Suzanne Selfors, Saving Juliet <BR> <BR> I'm slacking today. Though at least I did get at least 1 thing accomplished before noon. <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Goals for today: <BR> <BR> <em>274</em> At ... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:06:47 EST Weighin Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521183 So... down 4+ pounds and back to 240. Do you know what I thought as I was sitting here contemplating breakfast? Well I lost 4lbs, I can have pumpkin pie cake for breakfast. Seriously? <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l265119960.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I guess I still have lots of work to do on that. I have been fighting a candy urge for the past few days. Fortunately I have taken a No Candy Halloween pledge and will keep going forward with that until Nov 3rd. My problem will ... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 10:00:24 EST Two for Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515080 Oreos can be addicting! I woke up to this statement on the radio. Well DH and I had bought a package of double stuff golden oreos two weeks ago. Once that package was open, it was like we couldn't stop. Maybe it was our moods or maybe it was the food. Either way... we are only buying oreos in smaller packages from now on if we even buy them at all <em>334</em> <link>www.today.com/health/addicted-oreos-<BR>you-truly-might-be-8C11399682 </link> <BR> <BR> Here is another article that... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 10:56:19 EST I've been Stuck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512869 Well, actually I am still stuck. I reached my 240lb goal at the end of the July, dipped a bit lower than that but have been stuck in a 5lb range since then. Most of this is because I have not been working my plan the way that I should. September was a lost month and October has been off to a better start but I haven't been staying in my carb range. So in all, I have done this to myself. Time to pick it up again and get back to doing what I know works, even if it works very slowly. <BR>... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 05:55:58 EST Weekly Plan 10/13-10/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512408 This week is going to be a bit slower than last week but I have a bunch of house projects I want completed before a party on Saturday. I'm struggling to get exercise in as usual. I don't know that this is the week to tackle that but I can at least try. I picked up two exercise dvd's from the library and will renew them if possible when needed. <BR> <BR> Goals for the week: <BR> <BR> <em>292</em> Develop a morning and nighttime personal care routine <BR> <BR> <em>414</em> Comple... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 15:31:50 EST Personal Pantry Clean Out Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506159 I am embarking on a personal pantry clean out challenge during the rest of October. My goal is to use at least 3 of these things each day as several of them will require several uses to deplete the stash. I was inspired to create <BR> this personal challenge because I was trying to clean out my small freezer anyhow but it is mostly filled with frozen bananas and little bits of other things. When I went looking in the fridge and two cabinets in our kitchen, I realized we had a lot more lit... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 16:53:35 EST Weekly Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506087 Dinner plan for the week: <BR> <BR> Sunday: Cranberry porkchops with salad and rice <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=153785 </link> <BR> <BR> Monday: Lentil/Veggie Stew and garlic beer bread <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Beef/Pork/Veggie soup with noodles <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Fend for Yourself night <BR> <BR> Thursday: Baked fish and spinach/feta quinoa <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=319999... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 14:39:10 EST Saturday Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505211 Breakfast was two low fat eggos topped with chobani orange vanilla yogurt and chopped walnuts. I also had some hot apple cider. I made a good choice for the topping of the waffles but I should have opted for hot tea instead of cider. <BR> <BR> Lunch is planned to be two bean and beef tostadas (homemade) and a salad. <BR> ---- Didn't happen. DH wanted to go to a local sandwich shop instead. I made an alright choice but should of probably had a salad. <BR> <BR> Dinner is homemade mushroom pe... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 13:11:43 EST