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/ Summer Pantry Challenge Redux http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213860 So instead of calling it a failure since we did get some items cleaned out - DH and I just decided to change the start date until Monday August 8th. We see the light at the end of the tunnel for busy weekends and family functions so hoping that we can spend some time getting things accomplished around the house that have been put off this year. The big one is meal planning. I went through some of the snacks today and got rid of things that were picked out free from work but were past the expi... Sun, 7 Aug 2016 17:31:51 EST My Summer Pantry Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198984 So it seems that we have let a bunch of items build up again and I don't want to have to throw anything more out. Work had slowed down so there really wasn't an excuse for not cooking except for the actual action part of it. I've been very, very lazy on all fronts lately with very little energy besides that needed to actually get up and leave the house in the morning for work. I need to get up and move more so part of that is going to be actually cooking again. <BR> <BR> Week 1 - Clean out t... Tue, 12 Jul 2016 00:26:07 EST Feb Recap/March Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6108922 So during the month of February I didn't do too badly. I tracked my food intake more than I have in a long time but I didn't meet the 5 times a week goal except for 2 of the weeks. I did log at least 4 days a week the rest of the month. I didn't do that well on the reducing sitting on the weekends for a variety of reasons. This is something that I definitely want to work on again in March. It is tough though because I am working a bunch of overtime at the moment and have a feeling it will be... Tue, 1 Mar 2016 21:00:36 EST February Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6084313 Hello Blog World - It's been awhile. <BR> <BR> I really need to buckle down and get some work done this month. It is going to be a bit hard because I do celebrate my birthday this month but hopefully I will be able to limit the celebrating to 2 days. I think it is doable. <BR> <BR> My birthday present to myself was finally getting highlights - it is one of my 16 things to do this year. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/65d1a20b-12f7-4e47-bc2a-bfcb998ee25e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I ... Sun, 31 Jan 2016 21:34:23 EST September Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989408 <em>17</em> Finish CE by 9/15. <BR> <em>311</em> Min 4 flights of stairs a day - 160 flights for the month <BR> <em>273</em> Take fish oil and iron daily <BR> <em>140</em> Gluten free daily - I've been slipping again. <BR> <em>331</em> 50 miles logged for the month <BR> <BR> I'm in a step challenge this month. Since we can convert other activities to steps, I'm hoping to actually meet the goal. I did walk more than the final total of steps last year but with my "stress reaction... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 08:22:29 EST August Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989399 My Goals for the month were: <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Get outside and walk 2x per week this month. - I did well with this until I didn't feel well. <BR> <em>436</em> Complete at least 150 flights of stairs this month. - My fitbit was acting off for several days this month - it's time to look for a new one but it logged 153 floors for the month and I have 158 recorded. <BR> <em>301</em> Track food at least 4 days a week this month. - Failed miserably <BR> <BR> ETA - I just realize... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 08:09:42 EST Goals for August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970846 So I'm a bit leary setting up a lot of goals for August since I'm still not feeling that great but I think these would be good ones - <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Get outside and walk 2x per week this month. <BR> <em>436</em> Complete at least 150 flights of stairs this month. <BR> <em>301</em> Track food at least 4 days a week this month. <BR> <BR> ETA - I just realized that I have to complete 21 hours of CE this month and can't take any time off from work to complete a whole day class.... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 14:13:04 EST July Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970832 So July did not turn out the way that I had hoped. I noticed a pattern - I tend to get abdominal pain issues around the middle of July - just about every year. I wish I knew if there was something that triggered it. This time I'm not so sure but I did have to have a ct scan. So far everything is clear but my dr thinks I split my ab muscles either from vomiting or exercising/lifting incorrectly and that is part of the problem. I have to go to physical therapy but I also have to follow up on an... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 13:51:23 EST Goals for July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955977 I am trying something a bit different with my goals this month. <BR> <BR> These are the goals I set for the July Challenge for the 40 somethings team. <BR> <BR> Daily Goals: <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> 4 servings minimum of freggies per day <BR> <em>311</em> 2 - 10 minute walks per day <BR> <em>436</em> minimum 3 flights of stairs per day <BR> <BR> Weekly Goal: <BR> <BR> <em>149</em> Read a minimum of 75 minutes per week <BR> <BR> I'm adding one more here because I really nee... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 19:02:38 EST Trying not to panick - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954896 I was just sitting here - enjoying a lazy morning off and then it dawned on me - I have exactly 3 months until my niece's wedding. <em>39</em> so much for being in Onederland by then. I will be very lucky if I can just get back to under 240. <BR> <BR> Focus - Determination - Sweat - Tracking - <BR> <BR> Those will get me at least there right? Fri, 3 Jul 2015 11:07:36 EST What a week - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925410 It wasn't a bad week in terms of family issues or work issues (though there were some) but dang it was a hard week food craving wise. I have spent most of everyday this week fighting off onion ring and pizza cravings. I haven't wanted bread more in this gluten free journey than this week. Everything that is yummy about grains and foods with gluten came to light this week and yet somehow I managed to make it to this point without indulging. I was so close yesterday to just throwing in the to... Sat, 9 May 2015 17:21:23 EST Made it! 8 weeks Gluten Free!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921774 I didn't think that I would make it to this point. I really was struggling to get started earlier this year. It took me almost 5 months to really get on track to stay gluten free long term. I have at least 4 weeks left since the Dr said to try for 90 days minimum (she would rather I went 6 months) and then do a challenge to see how it effects me weight wise and heartburn wise. At the moment I am using less heartburn meds and I am down about 15lbs since my heaviest point of this year. I hones... Sun, 3 May 2015 11:16:29 EST Only 5 months left, how did that happen? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921266 So my niece is getting married in 5 months. I had wanted to be in One-derland by that time but I doubt that will happen. I can try though right? At the moment, I am just happy being out of the range that I have been stuck in for over a year. Now to keep it rolling. I don't know if it is the gluten free diet or if it is the change in blood pressure meds or a combination. Whatever it is, I will take it. <BR> <BR> I don't really want to relax my goal though because I'm afraid then I will lose ... Sat, 2 May 2015 10:46:31 EST Not really feeling it - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917546 Today I am pretty bummed out. The day started out okay but is going downhill quickly. Lots to do and no desire to do it. I'm back in the darn robo boot for at least another 2 weeks and for the most part it helps my foot feel better. It still is depressing. Why is it that as soon I as I start making progress with exercise and/or house projects that need to be done standing up - the foot just says HaHa fooled you, you aren't capable. I'm grateful at the moment that it is not a stress fracture... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 16:36:49 EST Fake it until you become it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913530 Amy Cuddy did a Ted Talk a few years back and I ran across it today. It's pretty powerful and motivating. I tried power posing for a few minutes a few times over the past month (blame Grey's Anatomy) but what I learned is that on those really rough days - it did make an impact, even if it was to stop me from adding to my misery for the day. <BR> <BR> Here is the link to the Ted Talk. <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWZl<BR>uriQUzE </link> <BR> <BR> I think I might use the power p... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:08:57 EST Dinner Plan for 04/12 - 04/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909702 Sunday - Cornbeef and cabbage at parents <BR> Monday - Split pea and ham soup in the crockpot with homemade veggie stock (gets 2 things out of the freezer <em>41</em> ) Drop biscuits <link>www.genaw.com/lowcarb/almond_cheese_<BR>rounds.html </link> <BR> Tuesday- Fish packets, seasoned broccoli, rice/quinoa mix <BR> Wednesday - Fend for yourself <BR> Thursday - Gluten free pasta with avocado, caramelized onions and garlic <BR> Friday - Forgot going to family dinner <BR> Saturday - Slo... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 00:52:59 EST April Goals Accountability Record http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904528 I hope you don't mind - I need a bit more accountability at the moment, if I know I have to post it - it will get done. <BR> <BR> 04/01 - Picked up around the dining room and the living room, tracked, 15 fitness minutes. Dinner was take out. <BR> 04/02 - Cleaned off the bathroom sinks, wiped down all of the appliances, got rid of a bag of recycling from the office, tracked, 25 fitness minutes, made cheese stuffed meatballs for dinner with assorted raw veggies/dip <BR> 04/03 - Cleaned out one... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 00:16:30 EST Goals for April http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904478 I honestly don't remember if I set any goals for March. I have only lost 2.4 lbs this year so I am striving to be more consistent and work on overall healthy habits during the month of April. <BR> <BR> While it doesn't have anything to do with weightloss it most definitely impacts my mental well being which in turn impacts how I behave on the the weight loss front so in April one of my main goals is working on decluttering our house. I have been depressed about the condition of our home for... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 22:55:13 EST Dinner Plan 3/15 - 03/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893351 Sunday: Out or Hunt and Peck <BR> Monday: Left over red gravy, sausage (cooked in crockpot) and pasta <BR> Tuesday: Green Pepper Chicken <link>crockpot365.blogspot.com/2009/ 12/slow-cooker-green-pepper-chicken-recipe<BR>.html </link> <BR> Wednesday: Fend for yourself <BR> Thursday: Baked Fish (Swordfish & pierogies for DH, Swai and GFF sidedish for me) <BR> Friday: Puffy Pizza Casserole <link>crockpot365.blogspot.com/2010/05/slo<BR>w-cooker-puffy-pizza-casserole.html </link> <BR> Saturd... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 13:00:28 EST Cauliflower Pea Soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892856 I made this the other day to help boost my green veggie intake. <BR> I enjoyed it - DH not so much, however, he is willing to try a new version of it that I found that adds lemon and mint. <BR> <BR> <link>www.epicurious.com/recipes/member/vi<BR>ews/-creamy-cauliflower-pea-soup-50167891 </link> <BR> <BR> I'm not sure where I found this recipe originally but I found it posted on epicurious. I didn't enter it into sparkpeople to figure out the calories but since there really isn't anything... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 14:09:33 EST Dinner Plan 03/08 - 03/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889427 Sunday - Out or Loaded fries <BR> Monday - Beef stew in crockpot <BR> Tuesday - Cauliflower pea soup *new recipe* <BR> Wednesday - Gluten free pasta with onions and broccoli <BR> Thursday - chicken and mushy peas <link> recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detail.asp?<BR>recipe=2675614 </link> - Made the chicken but not the peas <BR> Friday - Sloppy joes on gluten free buns and spinach salad <link> http://lexiscleankitchen.com/2014/08/24/th<BR>e-ultimate-paleo-sandwich-rolls/ </link> Moved ... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 19:35:27 EST January Recap/February Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867740 January seemed to go by in a flurry. I don't know if it is just because I have been sick for a week or what. I didn't accomplish much this month at all. <BR> <BR> I didn't finish cleaning the cabinets or the freezers. I did earn over 2400 sparkpoints. I did finish the challenges I was in but didn't have a great last week in either of them. So sparkwise - this was a good month but not stellar. I am down about 5 lbs but still in the same bouncing range I have been. Hopefully next month I will ... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 09:32:34 EST Sunday 01/25 - goals and such http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862226 Wow - it is noon here already and I haven't made it very far today. I have several things to accomplish today so I am writing them down for accountability purposes. <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> 96 oz of water - 64 oz <BR> <em>267</em> Minimum 4 freggie servings -1 <BR> <em>195</em> Finish reports - 1 done <BR> <em>286</em> Plan dinners for this week <BR> <em>294</em> Make sure the Wii is set up - Wii is set up but need to charge batteries <BR> <em>312</em> Find WATP DVD <BR... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 13:03:29 EST January Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851649 My goals for the month are pretty simple: <BR> <BR> <em>542</em> Finish cleaning out the kitchen cabinets - including the garage cabinets <BR> <em>497</em> Go through both freezers and clean out anything that needs to go away - got about 50% cleaned out of the big one 01/11/2015 <BR> <em>347</em> Earn at least 2400 spark points this month - changed I am already over 700 whoops for not checking first <BR> <em>195</em> Complete the 2 monthly challenges that I am in <BR> <BR> That... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 09:37:48 EST Happy 2015! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845582 Hope that everyone had a fabulous holiday season. I don't know about you but I need to buckle down and get to work. I don't want to be the weight I am right now at my niece's wedding in October. I am embarking on the gluten free experiment requested by my doctros and actually made it completely gluten free yesterday. My weight was down about 1.6 lbs this morning so this may be interesting. It was back to my previous weight from last week. <BR> <BR> We have been working on cleaning out the ca... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 12:09:39 EST So - another month has gone by... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825255 and I gained weight again I'm sure. Hopefully the scale will be slightly nice to me tomorrow but I doubt it. I didn't eat well for the past few days. <BR> <BR> December is already looking to be a bit of a crazy month but hopefully I will still be able to make great strides. I joined a simple challenge that is just dancing 10 min per day and drinking my water goal daily. I think I can handle both of those. I have a bunch of silly stuff and not so silly stuff to do around the house but I h... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 15:23:18 EST 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