NICK42S's SparkPeople Blog NICK42S's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SUPERBOWL SUNDAY.......AT LAST IT'S HERE!!!! I've been on a CHICKEN ITALIAN WRAP kick. Can't get enuf of it! <BR> The grilled chicken breast with romaine lettuce with my italian dressing-wrapped up in a tomato basil wrap. SO GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOD! <BR> <BR> I'll be having that for lunch again. I am starting to miss my taco's! <BR> <BR> And then I'll be eating hot spicy chicken strips later today. <BR> I'll be a little FOWL today. <BR> <BR> HAVE A GREAT DAY..... <BR> who dat!................GO SAINTS!!! <BR> <em>104</em> <em>2... Sun, 7 Feb 2010 09:08:12 EST Ate 2 eggs......... I read somewhere you should start your morning off with 2 eggs. <BR> <BR> My favorite breakfast now is: <BR> 2 egg omelet (with dash 1% milk, sauted onions & mushrooms) and 1 piece of 2% American cheese <BR> 1 slice of 7 grain toast <BR> fresh fruit <BR> <BR> It keeps me full till in the afternoon. I'll plan on eating a yogurt..maybe soup--something lite. <BR> <BR> And for my late dinner, I'll have a Blue Cheese Chicken wrap! <BR> The 1st time I'll be trying one! that kind anyway. <BR> I'... Fri, 5 Feb 2010 11:55:43 EST Thursday progress............ Started out with doing a 1 1/2 mile SUPER FAT BLASTING walk with Leslie Sansone. <BR> Feeling good now. <BR> And now I need to plan my snacking for SUPERBOWL SUNDAY!!!!!!! <BR> ......................... <BR> I know I'll be making HOT CHICKEN STRIPS for sure!!! <BR> Chicken breasts cut in pieces and breaded and baked. <BR> <BR> Think I'll make some pizza's with whole grain tortilla's, turkey pepperoni, low fat mozzerrella, mushrooms, onions & green bell peppers. <BR> OR <BR> cheese crisp! t... Thu, 4 Feb 2010 08:52:13 EST Watching the Grammies Good music and "shows!" <BR> And I'm still drinking water and its almost 9pm. <BR> I know what that means!!! <BR> I'll be up real early. <BR> Still doing good with my eating. I feel great not overeating! <BR> Could still be doing more exercise. <BR> Sun, 31 Jan 2010 21:53:20 EST happy TUESDAY I just weighed myself and lost 10 lb. since Jan. 03rd! YAHOOOOOO!! <BR> <BR> I'm not going to weigh myself every week anymore. I could tell I lost from my spare tire! <BR> It went down and got firmer!!! <BR> <BR> Tue, 26 Jan 2010 07:24:35 EST How time flies....... Still doing GREAT on my calories. <BR> And I'm doing little bits of exercise all day long. <BR> So I am improving on that. <BR> I'm happy! Mon, 25 Jan 2010 08:41:16 EST Saturday already....... And here I've wanted to blog everyday. <BR> Still going GREAT with the eating part! Not overeating nor eating after my evening meal. <BR> I Feel great and proud of myself. <BR> <BR> The exercising is going ok. Not doing as much as I wanted to. Every other day its been. <BR> At least I'm doing some! Sat, 23 Jan 2010 08:28:39 EST WEDNESDAY...... I need to break out of my habit! I don't exercise all the time like I should. <BR> <BR> In the past: Whenever I am following a WAY OF EATING, I don't keep up with the exercise. <BR> and when I would exercise everyday--I didn't follow a WAY OF EATING. <BR> <BR> TODAY...I blew off the dust on my LESLIE SANSONE tapes and just finished the 1 mile. Thought I'd start at the beginning again. I bought the balance board from SP and want to do exercises on it and my favorite exercise is (I don't... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 09:18:49 EST TUESDAY--- I felt the best when following SUGARBUSTERS, way of eating. <BR> No WHITES, sugars, high sugar items such as: flour, sugar, brown sugar, corn, beets, white potatoes......... <BR> No sugars listed in the 1st 5 ingredients. <BR> .............. <BR> I'm not going that extreme, right now anyway! Just trying to eliminate the white flour, sugars. <BR> NOT WHITE POTATOES YET! I've come to enjoy potatoes! HA! <BR> <BR> As soon as I read where I can't have something........I WANT IT! Except w... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 09:38:04 EST GOOD DAY on MONDAY............ No over eating touch place and I survived! <BR> Stuck to the healthier choices and drinking my icey water. <BR> <BR> Week has started off very good. <BR> Here's to a good tomorrow! <BR> <em>250</em> Mon, 18 Jan 2010 22:04:08 EST Should have been keeping up with BLOGGING!! I've been doing FAIRLY good! <BR> Sticking with my calorie range MOST DAYS! <BR> <BR> But there was a few days when I went a little over. <BR> And 1 day when I went WAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY OVER! <BR> PIZZA! But I know what kind of pizza I'll be getting next time that is much lower in calories! <BR> <BR> And I was once more inspired by an honest friend that blogs about her setbacks & owns up to them! THANK YOU SHEILA! <BR> <BR> I must own up to the fact when i SPLURGE! After all, I'm not f... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 10:18:19 EST 4th Day...Still on Track! YES! I'm making awesome food with lots of spice and even making myself eat <BR> ONLY 1 PORTION!!! <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> And that hard to do for me! When I like the food, I WANT MORE! <BR> I was satisfied; not overly full from indulging. <BR> I wanted a second helping last night but instead, I weighed out a portion for lunch today. <BR> <BR> Fri, 8 Jan 2010 15:00:28 EST 3 Days.....Going Good! Here I am on Day 3. <BR> <BR> For the last 2 mornings, my breakfast was- <BR> 2 egg omelet with a dash of 1% milk, <BR> sauted onions & garlic chunks (in canola oil) <BR> and 1 slice 2% American cheese on top. <BR> <BR> 1 slice of 7 grain bread with 1 t. butter <BR> and <BR> 2 oz. total of cajun turkey & turkey pastrami lunch meats <BR> .................... <BR> This fills me up! Lots of protein. <BR> After eating my WONDERFULLY DELICOUS breakfast, <em>4</em> <BR> I'll suck down a 2... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 14:38:26 EST MONDAY............. I made it thru the day without stuffing myself! YES! During the holidays, I was doing alot of that. I am starting all over again. From the beginning. I didn't exercise enough today so I must work on that. Too tired now-ready for bed shortly. Mon, 4 Jan 2010 22:29:44 EST HAPPY NEW YEAR!! This means a NEW BEGINNING. <BR> I want to successed this year in following the SPARKPEOPLE plan. Fri, 1 Jan 2010 18:21:03 EST TGIF!! I LOVE FRIDAYS............... My favorite day of the week. <BR> Cold this morning (30's) <BR> Got to around 68 degrees........ <BR> and then the wind started. <BR> THAT'S OK... <BR> IT'S FRIDAY! Fri, 15 May 2009 20:22:32 EST Twas a cold one last night and this morning..... My heat is still kicking on. Mon, 11 May 2009 12:31:14 EST HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY all you mothers out there in SPARKville! I hope everyone is having a splendid time. <BR> Sun, 10 May 2009 16:00:23 EST Another great day..... with lots of sunshine and it didn't even get to 70. <BR> WARM.... Fri, 8 May 2009 18:41:01 EST After the early morning rain............ it turned into a real nice day. 73 degrees right now. <BR> Sun and a little wind to make it feel great! <BR> LOVE THESE DAYS.... Thu, 7 May 2009 17:51:19 EST Busy crafting day today.... Finished up some projects and started new ones. <BR> I still have loads of boxes of crafts items started and never finished. <BR> OODLES........ <BR> It was a pretty nice day again. Up at 70 and then a downpour of rain & hail and the temp dropped to around 58. And went back up around 64 and now its around 55. Wed, 6 May 2009 22:17:11 EST Nice day today....on the kool side.... Around 64 degrees today. Sunny---than the clouds moved in and we were threatened by rain. Few drops came down and that's it. <BR> <BR> Took a nice drive this morning. Had to deliver 5 big boxes of handmade crafts to my craftshop: WINKS WOODS in Crystal Falls, MI, so they can get ready for the big Mothers Day bash thursday- Sunday. <BR> <BR> Now I have to get busy and make lots more. I only have 2 weeks to make the stuff for the Memorial Day weekend.......THE BEGINNING OF SUMMER! WOOH... Tue, 5 May 2009 21:09:45 EST Better day than yesterday.... headed my way. <BR> Nice blue clouds--right now I don't see any clouds heading west. <BR> Suppose to get around 70 today. YES!!! <BR> I must enjoy today for tomorrow could be rain. <BR> <BR> I must make a bunch of dollies so I can put them outside to dry in the sun! <BR> Give my oven a break since it has been on for over 1 hour now. <BR> Mon, 4 May 2009 08:58:28 EST Suns and clouds today........ The temp was better than expected. <BR> <BR> Today was a sort of splurge day. <BR> Started with going out for breakfast. <BR> Then pizza for dinner----no lunch. <BR> <BR> And I am waiting to go to the late show tonite. <BR> So that means I'll probably get popcorn. <BR> But I shall make it a small if I do get some. <BR> <BR> I'm going to see THE GHOSTS OF GIRLFRIENDS PAST. <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 May 2009 21:03:51 EST I don't see the sun............... and its 7a.m! <BR> <BR> I am suppose to get rain today. Thu, 30 Apr 2009 07:57:32 EST I don't see the sun............... and its 7a.m! <BR> <BR> I am suppose to get rain today. Thu, 30 Apr 2009 07:57:30 EST The Sun is out again today........... Shining brightly and blue skies. <BR> Temp is only 44 right now but should get to the 50's. <BR> <BR> NICE not to be raining or snowing! Wed, 29 Apr 2009 09:54:31 EST The Sun is out again today........... Shining brightly and blue skies. <BR> Temp is only 44 right now but should get to the 50's. <BR> <BR> NICE not to be raining or snowing! Wed, 29 Apr 2009 09:54:31 EST OLD WISCONSIN SNACK BITES--TURKEY I just tried them. <BR> They are WONDERFUL and only 10 calories each. <BR> If you liked the beef sticks, try these!! Sat, 25 Apr 2009 16:03:40 EST I'm happy today in my dreary gloomy and rainy day! I lost 11 lbs. <BR> I'm HAPPY. <BR> <BR> Since my sister called me yesterday telling me my niece's hubby lost 12 lbs. <BR> We are competing in a WEIGHT LOSS bet! <BR> <BR> Now I need to call them and tell them I lost 11 lbs! My actual weigh in day is Monday, but I just had to check this morning!! <BR> Sat, 25 Apr 2009 09:40:14 EST Weird day today.... Sunshine for a little while early...but still the 20's. <BR> Then rain........ <BR> Windy.............bring in some warmer weather. <BR> Got up to around 54 degrees around 6pm. <BR> 40 is suppose to be the low and it is 46 at 9pm. <BR> Nice day tomorrow! Thu, 23 Apr 2009 22:18:16 EST Rainy days............. I knew that nice warm SHINEY SUN wouldn't last forever. <BR> <BR> It is 37 degrees and rainy outside. All day forecast--high of 44. <BR> I'm glad I got outside the last 3 days to enjoy the SUN! YES!! <BR> <BR> Not suppose to see it again until Wed.--I hope the forecasters <BR> are WRONG! They usually are. <BR> <BR> So I shall stay inside today and plan my meals for this week: <BR> do some cooking for the week <BR> and do some SPRING PURGING & CLEANING! <BR> <BR> So I must get going.... Sun, 19 Apr 2009 09:02:54 EST Saturday.... I went under cal's & carb's yesterday. <BR> And today I'm headin outta town. <BR> ROAD TRIP....Just a short jount away....50 miles. <BR> <BR> Shopping & EATING---here I come. <BR> Already know where I'm going & what I'm having. <BR> And it isn't good but I'll only get a 1/2 order. <BR> Hereford & Hops for <BR> CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD <BR> and it is OH SO GOOOOOOOOOD! LOVE IT! <BR> Handmade every time someone orders it. <BR> They also make an awesome BOCK BEER, but I <BR> wouldn't be drin... Sat, 18 Apr 2009 07:44:47 EST HAPPY FRIDAY!!....I LOVE FRIDAYS!! Another BEAUTIFUL sunny day here in the Upper Pennisula of Michigan. <BR> Wish all the days in SPRING were like this one!! <BR> <BR> 76 degrees. <BR> <BR> Can't believe how nice and warm it is. <BR> <BR> <BR> The snow SHOULD all be gone by now. <BR> I think I have a little ice outside yet! <BR> <BR> I must get outside more & enjoy the day for tomorrow.... <BR> will not be as nice.... <BR> Fri, 17 Apr 2009 16:28:13 EST Another beautiful SUNNY DAY!! It feels so good and lifts the spirit when its such a wonderfully sunny day! <BR> 67 degrees and I hope it goes up even more. <BR> Another day to air out my home. <BR> <BR> LOVE THESE KIND OF DAYS! <BR> <BR> Now I'll be able to start my SPRING CLEANING.......... <BR> <BR> 2nd day in a row now that I met all my nutrional needs. I met them all. No over-No under!! Thu, 16 Apr 2009 16:04:26 EST 65 degrees today!! IT WAS HOT!! WOOOHOOOOOOOO! Didn't seem like we'd be feeling any warmer weather! <BR> Had doors & some windows open airing. It smelt WONDERFUL! <BR> Wed, 15 Apr 2009 23:08:48 EST Busy days..... I walked 1 mile this morning. <BR> Had to go watch my great nephew by 730a.m. until 130p.m. <BR> <BR> My niece called me last night. Dominic is 10 months old & he's been sick. <BR> Has a cold with a nasty cough & <BR> <BR> Poor little tyke was still in good spirits for his auntie. <BR> He has a wonderful smile & a terrific laugh. <BR> I was laughing at his 1st haircut and he was laughing too. <BR> <BR> Wed, 25 Mar 2009 22:19:06 EST HAPPY SUNDAY... Tired today. <BR> Went bumming yesterday with my sister. <BR> Lots of shopping done. <BR> <BR> Also ate a HUGE CHICKEN CAESAR SALAD!! It was so good! <BR> But not so good on the calories!!!!! <BR> <BR> And when I got up this morning, I only did <BR> 1 mile/15 minute Walk away the Pounds! <BR> <BR> I should be doing 10 miles. <BR> This week I hope to do better! <BR> Last week I didn't do too good in the eating area! <BR> (the type of food I ate--not the healthiest ways of cooking things!)... Sun, 22 Mar 2009 14:27:44 EST GOOD MORNING.....I LOVE FRIDAYS! HAPPY FRIDAY! <BR> <BR> I am pumped this morning! Feeling great. <BR> Did my 3 mile/45 minute Super Fat Blasting WALK AWAY THE POUNDS <BR> <BR> And I just drank 2 of my waters then had my breakfast: <BR> <BR> 1 c. of my awesome homemade nonfat yogurt <BR> 1 t. Sugarfree DaVinci Vanilla syrup <BR> 1 orange in sections <BR> <BR> Mix all together and it was sooooooooo good!! <BR> I'll be making more yogurt tonite. <BR> I let it process for 9 hours-maybe I'll let it longer since I'd like ... Fri, 20 Mar 2009 09:44:52 EST I tried my HOMEMADE YOGURT this morning in a SMOOTHIE... I made WONDERFUL homemade yogurt last night. <BR> And I used 1% milk. Wonderfully firm yogurt; the <BR> same at the top to the bottom. <BR> I let keep it in the maker for 8 hours. <BR> (I'd still like to let it drip in cheesecloth in the frig <BR> to make it really thick. <BR> <BR> So this morning.........after my <BR> <BR> 3 MILE WALK AWAY THE POUNDS/45 minute with Leslie Sansane, <BR> <BR> I made a smoothie. <BR> 1/2 c. yogurt <BR> 1/2 c. orange juice <BR> threw in a handful of frozen ... Thu, 19 Mar 2009 08:55:13 EST Happy Hump Day! Here it is; Wednesday already. <BR> 1/2 a week gone & it seems I have nothing accomplished! <BR> <BR> I didn't walk away the pounds this morning. <BR> 1st time now since I've started counting my calories. <BR> <BR> I've been strength training, which is greatly needed. <BR> I must strengthen up all the muscles & bones in my body. <BR> I must shed pounds so my legs & back will like me again!!! Wed, 18 Mar 2009 13:46:32 EST HAPPY ST. PATTY'S DAY!! TOP O THE MORNIN TO YA! <BR> <BR> Think GREEN today!! <BR> Eat LOTS OF GREENS...........WOOOOOHOOOOOO!! <BR> <BR> I started out this morning with my SUPER FAT BLASTING ...Walk Away the Pounds! I only did 2 miles of it thou....instead of 3! <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> MAYBE I'll finish tonite!! Or do any type of exercise. Tue, 17 Mar 2009 11:00:27 EST HAPPY pre ST. PATTY'S DAY!!! Everyone's a little Irish on St Patty's Day! <BR> <BR> Well, I weighed in this weigh loss BUT <BR> I did lose more inches in the waist---which is one of the things I needed to do! <BR> <BR> I THINK I started with a 56 inch waist <BR> Now its ........,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.. 49 1/2 inches!! <BR> <BR> WOOHOOOO!! <BR> <BR> 6 1/2 INCHES OFF IN ABOUT 2 WKS!! YES! <BR> JUST 14 1/2 inches to go to have a HEALTHY WAISTLINE!! <BR> <BR> My neck size lost 1/2 inch <BR> And 1 inch off m... Mon, 16 Mar 2009 08:05:27 EST HAPPY SUNDAY!! Saturday I walked 1 mile/15 minutes walk away the pounds. <BR> ...................... <BR> I got up this morning and did my 2 mile/30 minutes <BR> WALK AWAY THE POUNDS with Leslie Sansone. <BR> <BR> Then I did 60 crunchs on THE BEAN. <BR> <BR> Felt great all day. Drinking my water. <BR> Made Beef barley soup. Sun, 15 Mar 2009 22:11:44 EST Friday Happy Friday! I love Friday's......... <BR> <BR> Started out with my 2 mile/30 mile <BR> Walk Away The Pounds with Leslie Sansone. <BR> <BR> Had to go shopping at a local grocery store that <BR> had a truck load sale of FRUITS & VEGGIES! <BR> <BR> Then I came home and started to wash & cut all <BR> those veggies. I have celery crisping in the <BR> frig and I made homemade PICO DE GALLO. YUM!! <BR> Love the stuff!! And I refuse to pay $5 for a pint! <BR> I can eat it alone but will ea... Fri, 13 Mar 2009 14:42:59 EST HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!..... I missed my entry yesterday.... <BR> I did get in a 1 mile WALK AWAY THE POUNDS & 30 crunchs. <BR> AND drank my water. <BR> ........................... <BR> <BR> This morning I started it out with my <BR> 2 mile/30 min. WALK AWAY THE POUNDS with Leslie. <BR> <BR> Weighed myself & I've lost 5 1/2 lbs. & 2 inches in 1 week. <BR> I am feeling better exercising everyday. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> I'm happy! <BR> <BR> AND I am drinking my water. <BR> <BR> Wed, 11 Mar 2009 12:52:23 EST MONDAY... Started out the day with my 2 miles/30 minute WALK AWAY THE POUNDS with Leslie Sansone. <BR> <BR> Very busy morning. <BR> I just finished my breakfast (its 12noon). <BR> <BR> I make my own QUAKER OATS APPLE & CINNAMON OATMEAL. <BR> I dehydrated apples-broke in small pieces. <BR> <BR> Make my oatmeal: <BR> <BR> 1/2 c. oatmeal <BR> 1/2 c. 1% milk <BR> 1/2 c. water <BR> some apple pieces <BR> cinnamon to taste-I like lots <BR> <BR> after cooking in microwave, I add some splenda. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 9 Mar 2009 13:06:39 EST SUNDAY SUNDAY Happy Sunday! New week......... <BR> <BR> I did my WALK AWAY THE POUNDS. <BR> 1 mile/15 minutes- since its Sunday! <BR> And so far, I want to walk everyday. <BR> <BR> Water is still tasting great and I don't even <BR> have to add lemon to it yet! And once again, <BR> I am craving the water and laying off the <BR> diet pop! <BR> <BR> After "typing" to a new online Sparkfriend, <BR> I took out THE BEAN (plastic exercise bean shaped object) <BR> and started doing crunches on it. <BR> Aft... Sun, 8 Mar 2009 14:55:04 EST SATURDAY Did my WALK AWAY THE POUNDS with Leslie Sansone. <BR> 2 mile walk/30 minutes. <BR> <BR> And I'm still drinking my water.......Still LOVIN IT!! <BR> Nice and icey. <BR> ................ <BR> PIZZA NIGHT! <BR> My calories are ok. <BR> Not so much on THE FATS!!!.....are way over!!!!!! <BR> Sat, 7 Mar 2009 15:50:21 EST PROUD AGAIN....with my exercising!! Did my WALK AWAY THE POUNDS with Leslie Sansone. <BR> 2 mile walk/30 minutes. <BR> <BR> And began drinking my water right after. <BR> It's going to be a good day!!!!! Fri, 6 Mar 2009 10:16:25 EST