NINA379's SparkPeople Blog NINA379's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Unsuccessfully coping I've been having a hard time with my weight loss and workouts. I don't know what it is. I'm trying to eat healthy but sometimes I feel like eating all those sweet or fatty or salty things that are just sabotaging me. And as soon as I lose some pounds I feel like I don't have to watch out to much and gain it all back. <BR> <BR> I feel sad a lot. I think about my Dad who passed away almost one year ago. Sometimes I just smell something or see something that reminds me of him and I start crying... Thu, 24 Feb 2011 11:51:17 EST Survey copied from Acrosonic Survey about me. <BR> <BR> 1. What time did you get up this morning? <BR> 6.45 <BR> <BR> 2. How do you like your steak? <BR> Medium Rare <BR> <BR> 3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? <BR> Tangled <BR> <BR> 4. What is your favorite TV show? <BR> I got a lot, but I for sure like 30 Rock, The Office, Outsourced, Big Bowl of Love, Anna and Kristina's Grocery Bag. <BR> <BR> 5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? <BR> Right now I'd have to say Germany... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 11:38:33 EST Christmas vacation and ulcerative colitis (pretty graphic!!!) We spend two weeks in Florida and five days in Georgia. Neither of them I could enjoy to the fullest because of my ulcerative colitis. <BR> I had a colonoscopy the week before we went on vacation. The doctor told me that it's only a small inflamation and prescribed me some cortizone foam. Some other doctor prescribed me that stuff for another issue I had and it didn't really work for that so I tried to call the docs office to get him to prescribe me what I got for a flare-up last year. Some R... Mon, 10 Jan 2011 07:13:25 EST Regrets So David and I went shopping with my friend Julia yesterday while Josh was helping the guys in his office getting some stuff ready to move to Fort Benning. <BR> <BR> While I was out Josh called me and told me that he's gonna eat Saturday's leftovers and that David and I should get something to eat while we're out. Julia and I have been debating forever to come up with something we want to eat. We finally settled for Captain D's. End of the story, I totally regret that choice. At one point i... Mon, 25 Oct 2010 09:19:52 EST Lots of prayers needed for a little boy... My friends two-year old son is very sick. He has Nephrotic Syndrome. It started a few months ago. He started retaining lots of water and his blood pressure was out of control (sometimes as high as 200 over 100). He got medication to get the water out of his body and also some protein. Then it got even worse. One day he started vomiting and having a seizure while doing so. My friend is a nurse so she knew what to do so he won't get vomit in his lungs. When the ambulance came he stopped breath... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 20:10:42 EST The area I grew up in Germany.... Thought I'd share some videos and pictures my home state.... Bavaria. <BR> <BR><BR>MA <BR> <BR><BR>qU <BR> <BR><BR>KQ <BR> <BR> Prichsenstadt is the town where Josh and I got married: <BR> <BR><BR>wo <BR> <BR> Bimbach is where I grew up and lived until we moved to the States in 2008: <BR> <BR> Mon, 16 Aug 2010 19:32:15 EST My dinner today... I just bought a new camera yesterday because David started school today. We took some pictures for that. <BR> <BR> Then I cooked dinner today and thought that maybe I should start tracking my food in pictures too. I bought a "Cooking Light" magazine cookbook and tried one of the recipes in it. <BR> <BR> So here's a picture of my dinner: "Mushroom-Crepe Cannelloni" <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> They're really creamy and one serving... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 17:21:06 EST A to Z all about me..... A - Age: 31 <BR> <BR> B - Bed size: King size <BR> <BR> C - Chore you hate: cleaning the bathrooms, especially the bathtubs <BR> <BR> D - Dog's name: Don't have a dog. <BR> <BR> E - Essential start your day item: my electric kettle <BR> <BR> F - Favorite color: blue <BR> <BR> G - Gold or Silver: silver or white gold <BR> <BR> H - Height: 5'4" <BR> <BR> <BR> I - Instruments you play: recorder <BR> <BR> J - Job title: Mama ;) <BR> <BR> K - Kid(s): Son David, 4 years <BR> <BR> L - L... Fri, 13 Aug 2010 07:08:18 EST F.....g neighbors! Josh went to work early this morning and he said there was this little kitten outside. When I went outside probably about three hours later it was still there. I know our next door neighbors have a kitten so I went over there. First of all it took forever for her to get out of bed and open the door. Then I asked her if it's her cat and she said yes and she had to put it outside cause her kids couldn't sleep with it in the house. So there it is now, 9.30 am, outside, no food. It almost ran out... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 09:31:53 EST THANK YOU SP!!!! I was struggling forever to get back on track with my weight loss. I joined SP twice and still didn't manage to lose weight. Six weeks ago I finally made it. DH was gone for two weeks and I had the goal of losing weight until he comes back. I really started tracking my food, staying in my daily allowances on the tracker. And voila... I lost some weight. Then DH came back and I didn't really watch what I'm eating anymore. That's when I stopped losing weight. <BR> <BR> Long story short, I sta... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 07:50:07 EST 07/10/2010 Today wasn't a great day and it wasn't a bad day either. My cough is still whooping my butt. I managed to workout for about 25 minutes, but had to give up cause I just started to feel pretty weak. <BR> <BR> I'm on track with my 8 glasses of water. I also drink a lot of herbal tea. I've been drinking nettle tea for about four days now and it gets the water out of my system pretty good. I only put one tea bag in a tumbler of 24 oz instead of just a cup, so I don't think I'm drinking too much ... Sat, 10 Jul 2010 22:49:20 EST So much about my 2-week plan... I met with two moms whose kids go to summercamp with David. We went to a place called Blazer's Fun Zone. They got inflatables for the kids, and they really enjoyed them. <BR> <BR> I'm not really a big pizza fan anymore since I ordered some pizza this year and felt all sick afterwards. Well, we decided to get some pizza, so we ordered one large BBQ Chicken Pizza and a large Pepperoni one. Of course they didn't have a salad bar or anything else that's healthy. I ended up eating THREE slices o... Tue, 6 Jul 2010 21:38:42 EST My 2-week plan So today my husband left for Korea. Just for two weeks, but David and I are already missing him alot. I don't know how I made it through two deployments. <BR> <BR> The day started good and I actually felt energetic, but then later in the afternoon I got back to feeling tired and not having any motivation what so ever. I'm not going to be like that forever though. I got a plan. For the next two weeks I'll try to workout at least three times a week, cut back on meat as much as possible, drink... Mon, 5 Jul 2010 22:22:11 EST P90X Every time I used to work out something on my body started hurting really bad. Mainly my lower back and sciatic nerve. That's why I never really thought about doing the P90X workouts with my husband. Now I' glad I gave it a shot. <BR> <BR> I started last week after I did level one of Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred the same day. I feel like I'm already getting stronger (though my endurance is still not great) and my back almost doesn't hurt anymore. I hope that I'm going to build up my core m... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 20:10:04 EST Sisters serve it up Just wanted to let you guys know that my sister-in-law Meredith (Meredie02) and I started a food blog last year. <BR> <BR> Check it out here: <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Jun 2010 08:58:53 EST Hello Frustration, my old friend! So we are leaving for Florida on Friday. We're gonna spend a couple of days in Orlando and then some in St. Augustine. Because we are planning to go to the beach I set a goal to be down to 145 pounds till then. Yep, didn't happen. I just can't get below my 150 pounds. I am so frustrated and disappointed about myself. <BR> <BR> I have weeks that I feel like working out two days in a row, followed by many days without doing so. I feel so tired sometimes, and it seems the longer it takes for m... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 09:16:38 EST Neighbors So we got this neighbors that are just making me upset sometimes. Last year my husband and I got back from dinner. As my husband got out of the car there was this cute boxer puppy walking up to him. She didn't leave his side so we took her inside. It was about 9 pm and nobody else on the street. First thing we did was to look our cats away and then we gave her some cat food, hot dog and water. She didn't wear a tag, but I remembered that I saw our neighbor across the street playing with a box... Fri, 14 May 2010 09:50:23 EST My Dad... Monday it's going to be one week since I got the phone call I've been worried about to get since I moved from Germany to the States. I just got out of bed when my brother called to let me know that my Dad passed away. I didn't want to believe it. He just got picked up to go to the hospital for his dialysis. Probably not even five minutes later he broke down in the ambulance. His heart was just too weak. I talked to my mom yesterday and she said that in the morning he tried to do his exercises... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 22:24:02 EST A flareup? My husband was gone for two weeks. During this time my son reduced our meat intake and I tried to stay away from dairy. I love almond milk so that's what I had. I was feeling great. Not bloated and I finally lost a little bit of weight. <BR> <BR> The hubby got back on Friday evening. Saturday we grilled some Jerk Rib-eye and had it with plantains and collard greens. Sunday we had BBQ baby back ribs. I was already doing worse than the two weeks before. Then, yesterday for my birthday my husba... Fri, 5 Mar 2010 08:37:34 EST 50 things about me... 1. What time did you get up this morning? 6:40 am <BR> <BR> 2. How do you like your steak? Rare to medium rare <BR> <BR> 3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? I seriously can't remember <BR> <BR> 4. What is your favorite TV show? Dexter, Weeds, Californication, House, Biggest Loser, Family Guy (really love that one) <BR> <BR> 5. If you could live anywhere in the world where would it be? Ireland, Britain, Scandinavia, Iceland, New England, Cananda <BR> <BR> 6. What did you have... Tue, 16 Feb 2010 08:15:55 EST Frustration So I checked my weight this morning right after I got out of bed. 150.2 pounds. Awesome....not! <BR> I started with 148.4, went down to 146.4 and back up to almost 154. I really don't know what I do wrong. I don't eat different. Ok, I admitt that I really haven't been working out or going for a walk. <BR> <BR> It's like a cycle. I lose weight and I get lazy, then I gain weight and get frustrated and lose all hope that I'll lose weight and don't watch out what I'm doing either. <BR> <BR> I... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 07:41:20 EST