NKING1982's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NKING1982 NKING1982'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/ A new track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6251421 I keep setting goals, in which i never accomplish, then i get disappointed in myself. So, I decided forget it, no more challenges, no more goals, i'm just going to do what makes me happy. <BR> <BR> Then a read a blog that made me re-think everything all over again. Then I stepped on the scale......All that hard work and I let myself go. I do need to get back on track, but this time it will be a different track. I am going to start off small and work my way up. <BR> <BR> I am going to stop... Fri, 14 Oct 2016 10:23:03 EST Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6249280 Big oops for the weekend. Did not do as planned. I will make it all up today and get back on track. <BR> My Goals for day 10: <BR> -at least 30 min of exercise <BR> -make up day 8 & 9 of my challenge <BR> -do today's challenge <BR> -track all food <BR> -stay within my calorie range <BR> New Goal-more fruits and veggies!!! Mon, 10 Oct 2016 10:15:39 EST Happy Thursday (my Friday) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6247360 Day 1-no exercise, no tracking, drinking and junk food eating, very lazy <BR> Day 2-went to the pumpkin patch, lots of walking but no exercising, didn't track food <BR> Day 3-got in 40 min of walking, tracked some food but not all <BR> Day 4-got in 85 min of exercise, finally finished day 1 of my challenge. Tracked all my food/drinks, but went over my calories. <BR> Day 5-got 41 min of exercise, finished day 2 & 3 of my challenge. Track all food and stayed within my calories. <BR> <BR> D... Thu, 6 Oct 2016 12:22:56 EST One day at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6246696 I'm going to call this my day 5, even though it's more like day 2 because i'm a slacker. But i will get caught up. I guess i'm just tired of seeing day 1 over and over again. <BR> <BR> Day 1-no exercise, no tracking, drinking and junk food eating, very lazy <BR> Day 2-went to the pumpkin patch, lots of walking but no exercising, didn't track food <BR> Day 3-got in 40 min of walking, tracked some food but not all <BR> Day 4-got in 85 min of exercise, finally finished day 1 of my challenge. ... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 09:45:54 EST Goals on the Daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6246197 Well never started with day 1 like i said i would...of course....again..... <BR> This has got to stop. I'm falling back into old habits and routines and it's hard to get out. <BR> My goals for today <BR> -Walk at least 20 min twice during work <BR> -At least start with Day 1 of my challenge (i want to catch up to day 4 though) <BR> -Track all food and drinks <BR> -Portion control!!! Measure if i have to <BR> -Stay within my calorie range Tue, 4 Oct 2016 10:43:33 EST Tomorrow is Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6244094 Okay, I gave myself plenty of time to screw off. Tomorrow it's time to get back on track. I need to get back to tracking all food, exercising every day, and practice good portion control. This month i have slacked off with more excuses than i knew i could come up with. <BR> I have a busy month ahead starting this weekend with a baby shower and a trip to the pumpkin patch with my kids. <BR> My daughters 13th birthday is coming up too, we are planning a candy theme. I love Pinterest, there are... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 09:30:20 EST Fresh Fall Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6242539 Okay so i keep saying how i am going to get back on track, but haven't yet. So i am going to go ahead and give myself a few more days to screw off, then it's back to a healthy routine. <BR> October 1st is on a Saturday, this gives me all day to pick a time to exercise, same with Sunday. No excuses, once i start exercising, i know i will enjoy it and get back into the routine. I also want to try a few healthy crockpot meals and what better time then the weekend. I have my sisters Baby Shower o... Tue, 27 Sep 2016 09:05:07 EST Happy Fall... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240088 I am losing energy and motivation, and getting out of routine. I can't even count how many times I started with "Day 1". I am still eating healthy, still maintaining the weight that I lost, which is good. But I haven't been able to finish a 2nd 30 day challenge or even daily challenges. I keep using my leg (i have stitches in my calf) as an excuse. But the truth is, there are lots of things i can do that doesn't involve a leg. And I need something to get me back to my happy self and get motiv... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 09:29:07 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238369 I have been very lazy all week, and once the weekend hit, it got worse. I used the stitches in my calf as an excuse. This week was fun, but it's time to get back on track. No more pop, no more fast food, get back to exercising, and tracking my food. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great week Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:51:35 EST Stupid stitches http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6235677 Well i got stitches on Saturday night from a fence. I was helping load fire wood, climbed back over the fence and it caught my calf and ripped it. <BR> So i decided not to engage in any leg exercises. Well I had to go grocery shopping yesterday and just by walking, one of my stitches came undone. The thread is still in there, it's just untied....like a shoelace. So i'm trying to take it easy so i don't rip anything. I didn't get around to doing my ab and arm workout last night. <BR> I'm afr... Wed, 14 Sep 2016 09:44:24 EST Challenge not going so well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6234610 Well I slacked on Friday, didn't do my 28 day challenge. Saturday I was helping someone load wood over the fence. Then I jumped over the fence when I was done. Not a very smart move. The fence caught my calf and tore my leg open. Had to go into the ER and get stitches. <BR> So I'm not going to do the 28 day challenge. But I am still going to work out the rest of my body. Just gotta take it easy on the leg. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a great weekend, and a great week ahead! Mon, 12 Sep 2016 12:09:55 EST Day 3-looking for a new recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6232183 So far, so good. On day 3 of my challenge. <BR> The kids and I are bored with our normal meals, so I'm looking for something new. The problem is, my 13 year old loves fresh fruits and veggies, but it's hard to get her to eat meat. My 9 year old loves meats, but not a fan of fruits and veggies. And they are both VERY picky eaters. <BR> The type of dinners we usually eat are tacos, spaghetti, hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, mac n cheese, chicken. We are not fans of any food from the water, like ... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 09:08:24 EST Starting over my 2nd challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6231201 I started my challenge before i decided i was going to go camping, and now i'm thinking it was a mistake. I was pretty lazy, ate a lot of junk, and lots of sugary drinks.....oops. <BR> So here we go....again....Day 1 of my 28 day challenge. <BR> Oh, and i did a little garage saleing before i went camping and found a brand new yoga mat for $1. I was just using blankets on the floor, so i'm excited that i finally have one again. <BR> Hope everyone has a great day!! <BR> Tue, 6 Sep 2016 16:00:43 EST Day 7-slacking, but no biggie, i will make it up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6228272 Well I skipped my workout last night (even though i said i wouldn't do this) I will make it up today. I also had a few beers last night. Nothing too bad, just a few, but it did put me over my calories for the day (otherwise i would have been good on all nutrition for the day) <BR> I'm not going to beat myself up, I deserved a little break. <BR> Tonight, I finish shopping, start packing, pre-cooking, and getting ready!! Because tomorrow we go camping!!! And I wont be back til Monday. I don't ... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 09:18:10 EST Camping this weekend!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6227627 I have plans to go camping this weekend with family. I am so excited!! We go every year for Memorial Weekend, but I wanted to go a second time this year. I pre-make a lot of my meals, but they are not always healthy. However with all the exercise I will be getting, i'm sure I can make up for it. It's so nice to see the kids up and moving, playing games and running around, instead of laying around with their face glued to electronics. There will be other kids there this time, so it will be eve... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:12:52 EST Day 6 of Challenge #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6227624 So far so good. There are days where I don't want to do it, and I tell myself that I can make it up tomorrow. But I promised myself I wouldn't do that with this challenge. <BR> With school starting, I don't have as much time as I would like. You know when the kids schedules change, so does yours. So by the time I get off work, pick the kids up, get home, we only have so much time to make and eat dinner, clean up, showers, etc. <BR> So I think i'm going to set aside 1 or 2 hrs on Saturdays a... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 09:04:23 EST Day 4 of 2nd challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226626 So far so good. I'm still on track with the exercising. However, I did eat dinner with my family last night and may have had some pop, chips and lite dip. Oh and I also had a huge New York strip steak (and yes, i ate the whole damn thing), corn on the cob and cottage cheese with seasalt. I passed on the Hershey Chocolate and Hershey Strawberry pie, but i did have some cherry and lemon poppy seed bread. <BR> Hope everyone is having a great day!! Mon, 29 Aug 2016 16:21:35 EST Done with 30 Day Challenge onto new 28 day challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224776 I finished my 30 day challenge!! I have lost between 5-10 lbs in the last month! <BR> So onto my next challenge, the 28 day Home Challenge. My goal is to make sure i find time to do the challenge every day. (instead of skipping a day or two then making up the work later, like i was) <BR> Another goal, is to just keep moving. I found that once i hit the couch, i don't want to move. So i just gotta keep on moving. <BR> Hope everyone has a great day!! Fri, 26 Aug 2016 09:17:04 EST Day 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223040 I have a cold and wasn't really feeling up to exercising, so i didn't get in as much as i wanted to yesterday. I still feel kinda crappy, but i will make it up tonight. <BR> Tomorrow school starts, so new schedule and new routine for all of us. My kids spent most the summer at friends houses, so i was able to go walk/jog a few hours a few times a week. So I will need to come up with another plan. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a great day!! <BR> <BR> Tue, 23 Aug 2016 10:07:01 EST Day 24 of my challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220786 Well since I skipped a couple days, I made up the exercise yesterday, plus some. I like to walk around a park called Copper Creek. So last night I decided to get some better running shoes. When i first started my challenge, I walked around the lake twice within 1 1/2 hours. Yesterday I went around four times in 1 1/2 hours. It was between 84 and 88 degrees and very humid so I was pouring sweat like crazy. But it felt so good!! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day! <BR> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 08:42:39 EST Day 20 of my 30 day Challenge (can't blame the state fair) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218248 I went to the Iowa State Fair on Friday. And yes I did snack on some fried foods, and I had a few drinks. However I couldn't believe how much walking i got in. <BR> <BR> My fitbit Goals: <BR> 8,000 Steps 4 miles 30 active minutes <BR> <BR> So the results on Friday: <BR> 22,963 steps 9.28 miles 115 active minutes <BR> Total of 2,699 calories burned <BR> <BR> But, my body was so sore that i slacked the next day. Then i had a very busy day yesterday. But today is a new day, i will make up m... Mon, 15 Aug 2016 09:04:25 EST Day 16 of my challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216021 So I've been sticking with my goals, well sort of. If i miss a day of exercise, i make it up the next day. If i splurge a little on the weekends, i make sure I stay moving. I have noticed a big change in my pant size, but not the scale. I try not to stress over the scale, so i try to only weigh in once a week. Well today it happened!!!! Maybe it's because I have only had a protein drink for breakfast so far, but I will take it!! Down 5 lbs in the last month. <BR> Hope everyone has a great da... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 08:58:13 EST Day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214798 Well i didn't make up the exercise last night, that i missed over the weekend. I live in a apartment and there were issues with a short in my electric. I didn't want to exercise with the maintenance guy there and no electric. The short might have happened because my daughters metal bed frame was rubbing against an outlet. And my kids' room is a huge mess So we need to clean and rearrange. By the time he got it going, i made dinner, cleaned up, then passed out. <BR> But today is a new day, got... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 09:08:57 EST Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214439 Kinda slacked on the weekend again, so i got some extra exercise to make up. <BR> Still haven't gotten around to making that recipe book with the kids. <BR> I'm thinking of making a motivation board for my bedroom, (this is where i exercise) hmmm maybe i just need an entire wall of motivation lol. <BR> Hope everyone has a great day Mon, 8 Aug 2016 16:20:35 EST Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212063 So far so good. I seem to be doing the minimum, so i would like to see myself push a little harder. But still, i'm sticking with my plan and my challenge. <BR> Exercise Daily (day 9 <em>248</em> ) <BR> Skinny Jeans Challenge (day 9 <em>248</em> ) <BR> Stay within my calorie range (I went a little over a day or two) <BR> 8 glasses of water every day (I had a couple days where i didn't make it) <BR> AF (day 5) <BR> Thu, 4 Aug 2016 10:01:54 EST Just an fyi for myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6211639 I did this back on 1/20/2015. So I thought I would do another comparison. <BR> (sorry for those who don't understand what this is. I'm posting so I can keep track and compare) <BR> So here is the newest <BR> <BR> July 2016 AF27 MOD2 DD2 <BR> June 2016 AF22 MOD3 DD5 <BR> May 2016 AF21 MOD2 DD8 <BR> April 2016 AF17 MOD6 DD7 <BR> March (4-31) AF7 MOD3 DD8 <BR> Feb 2016 <BR> Jan 2016 <BR> <BR> Dec 2015 <BR> Nov 2015 <BR> Oct (1-11) AF2 MOD5 DD4 <BR> Sep 2015 AF9 MOD5 DD16 <BR> Au... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 14:45:50 EST Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210246 Oops, slipped up a little on the eating and exercising over the weekend. So it's time to get back on track today. <BR> I will make up my challenge that i missed yesterday today, plus do today's challenge. <BR> I haven't gotten around to making my family's healthy recipe book yet, maybe we can tonight. <BR> I am also going to plan this weeks dinners with the kids <BR> Hope everyone has a great day!! Mon, 1 Aug 2016 09:29:57 EST Onto Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6208062 Yesterday i finished Day 1 of my Skinny Jeans Challenge. I made healthy choices and used portion control. Then pre-cooked some chicken for today's lunch. And i dusted off the old fitbit from the closet and yay it still works. <BR> So onto day 2. <BR> Hope everyone is having a great day! Thu, 28 Jul 2016 09:00:28 EST Starting a new challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207582 Well i was going to wait until the 1st of the month, but why wait right? <BR> I really need to get my Fitbit out of the closet and start using it again. Today I am starting the Skinny Jeans Challenge. My problem is, every time i start a challenge, i never finish it. I skip a day or two, tell myself i will make it up, then give up. <BR> I am also going to start tracking my food better. I track during the day and make healthy choices, but once i get home, it's a different story. I stop tracki... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 11:23:17 EST Lots of changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206347 I have been going through a nasty separation that is now turned into an even nastier divorce ever since March. However, I have to say, some good has come out of this. I have a closer and better relationship with my two girls. I quit using my vape (e-cigarette, no more nicotine!!). I quit drinking every night. In fact, I have only drank a few times this month and they were special occasions and within a certain limit. I am so glad to be out of the routine of bad habits with my husband, and int... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 10:18:13 EST Happy Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184011 Well I haven't been exercising or doing my challenge, but I have been on my feet and very busy. And I have been making healthier food choices and sticking with them. No more stress eating for me!! (the stress is still there, just not pigging out like i used to) <BR> I live in an apartment that has a swimming pool, plus my daughter has swimming lessons, so we have been outside a lot. I always thought I had 3 choices, Lobster Red, Ghost White and Freckled. But guess what?!? I am actually gettin... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 12:24:57 EST Thanks SP!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177718 I have been off and on SP (under different names) for years now and it has always helped me. I have been through some really tough times lately and decided to hop back on. And I am so lucky to have such wonderful support. For as long as i can remember, i have always had trouble staying AF. I was lucky if i had 4 days a month. But i recently decided to get my life together and get healthy again. I have a long ways to go, but for now, i couldn't be happier. <BR> May- AF21 MOD2 DD8 <BR> April-... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 15:35:33 EST Happy Monday and Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177543 Friday night-had a few too many drinks, too much pizza and didn't exercise (big oops) <BR> Saturday-recovered from the night before, laid around eating junk (double oops) <BR> Sunday-Laundry, cleaning, shopping, errands and swimming! Ran around all day! <BR> Monday-Time to get back on track. Back to healthy choices and get caught up on my exercise challenges!! <BR> <BR> I am thinking about trying a new recipe tonight too. Maybe something with Chicken and Veggies <BR> <BR> Mon, 6 Jun 2016 11:31:27 EST Day 3 So far so good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6175668 I am actually doing it, i'm going through with my challenge. Okay, so it's only day 3 and the beginning of the weekend. Which is usually where i give up, but not this time. <BR> Hope everyone has a great day and a fantastic weekend!! Fri, 3 Jun 2016 09:22:36 EST Happy Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174344 Still can't seem to stay with a challenge. So here we go with day 1. Maybe starting on the 1st of the month will help me stay on track. Worth a try <BR> Hope everyone has a great day Wed, 1 Jun 2016 10:16:31 EST Today is my Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6170078 Then it's time to get ready for camping! <BR> Thursday- <BR> I do last minute cleaning, dishes and laundry <BR> Pre-freeze water bottles, yogurt, and popsicles. <BR> Pre-cook Taco Meat (for walking tacos), Bacon & Eggs (for breakfast bowls). <BR> Pre-cut and package lettuce, tomato, smoked sausage and Ham. <BR> Any last minute shopping for supplies and food <BR> Have the kids pack their clothes and activities <BR> <BR> Friday- <BR> Pack everything into the car <BR> Pack the coolers and pi... Wed, 25 May 2016 10:49:47 EST Camping soon!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6165692 Every year my friends and family go camping for memorial weekend. Since my husband and i are separated, he's not going. <BR> I LOVE camping, and I am so excited that i get to plan and control the whole thing by myself!! (with my girls help of course). It isn't until Memorial Weekend, but i almost have everything ready already. <BR> I just have a few more groceries to get, and some precooking to do the day before. I precook and pre-cut things for like Walking Tacos and Breakfast Bowls, so al... Wed, 18 May 2016 16:13:18 EST The Mondays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6164102 The Mondays....when you realize how badly you screwed up over the weekend. But every day is a new day, time to start over. I have not been following my goals, especially on weekends. I have not been doing my challenges. So i'm just going to take it day by day. <BR> Today- <BR> I will stay within my calorie limit <BR> I will not have any alcohol beverages <BR> I will exercise for at least 20 min when i get home from work <BR> I will take the stairs everywhere i go today <BR> I will start a j... Mon, 16 May 2016 11:58:42 EST I will call this Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6160005 Exercise: <BR> I have not been sticking with my exercise routine, however i have been moving more. In March i moved from a 1 story house to a 3rd floor apartment. This has actually helped a lot. I am taking the stairs at work again instead of the elevator. Taking walks on my work breaks. And walking to someones desk at work versus messaging. And when the kids and i go shopping, we kind of race to see how fast we can do it. We tend to miss a few things, but it's fun and they dont get so bored.... Tue, 10 May 2016 10:13:10 EST Day 1?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156251 Starting with day 1 again. My weight is going up and the motivation down. I really need to do something about it. Joined a challenge, hopefully i will stick with it everyday. Choose better food options, and portion control. I need to get off the couch and get moving. Well, here goes nothing. <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a good day Wed, 4 May 2016 12:38:59 EST Day 1...again....gotta start somewhere http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6132456 Once again I am starting with Day 1. One day at a time. <BR> 4/1 Day 1 (no April fools joke here) <BR> I am not going to make any goals quite yet. Since it's been a long time since i tracked, and I have gained a few or 20 lbs. I want to see what I can do my first few days. Then set my goals from there. <BR> It feels good to be back already. I am already feeling motivated. I hope everyone has a great day!! Fri, 1 Apr 2016 10:31:15 EST I mean it this time!! Today is day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6120672 Day 1 <BR> FOOD <BR> Breakfast: Coffee, sugar, non-salted butter and 2 slices of toast <BR> Snack-Tea, sugar, Dark Chocolate Lindor with caramel and seasalt.....oops (this replaces my fiber one bar) <BR> Lunch- Green Beans, mashed potatoes, Salad with lite dressing and turkey with a diet pepsi.... oh and another Lindor (damn those things) <BR> Dinner-The plan is pasta salad w/chicken (diced chicken, edamame, tomatoes, cucumbers, black olives, greek dressing and pasta) <BR> <BR> EXERCISE (goa... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 13:45:49 EST 117 days later-Starting with day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6119788 I haven't been on SP in 117 days. Pretty much the same goals as always. Eat healthier, and get more exercise to loose weight. I am in the middle of a seperation and I have two girls. Going from a big house to a small apartment. The whole process has been very stressful and I am Stress Eater!!!!! <BR> 1. Choose Healthier Foods <BR> 2. Portion control <BR> 3. Start wearing my fitbit again <BR> 4. Walk more <BR> 5. Start with 20 min of (mild but intense) workouts a day (fast movement i guess is... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 11:15:44 EST I am back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6034651 I am back and ready to make some changes. I haven't been on SP in quite a long time. I haven't been using my fitbit. Haven't been tracking anything. Haven't been exercising. So when i stepped on the scale and realized that i have gained back almost 20 lbs since September/October, i decided i needed to get back on track. So here I am. <BR> <BR> My goals- <BR> At least 30 minutes of exercise per day <BR> Reach 10,000 steps per day <BR> Stay within my calorie range <BR> 8 glasses of water per ... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 09:11:45 EST Glow party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6010942 My daughter will be turning 12 next week so for her birthday she wants a glow party. We will have little kids there too, so we decided to do it inside and just black out the windows. We have a couple of black lights, but i think i might pick some Halloween lights up too. <BR> <BR> FYI, these do NOT glow in a black light-flavored tootsie roll wrappers, laffy taffy wrappers, clear colored plastic cups (i got green from the dollar tree) <BR> <BR> But these do-tonic water (will use this in je... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 10:23:42 EST New food ideas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6010924 I'm working on making more home cooked meals and not so much prepared frozen crap. So last night we had Smoked Turkey Sausage, Twice baked potatoes and Bacon Apple Brussel Sprouts. I even got the kids to try it all. I need to find a good recipe for a homemade sausage gravy for a biscuits and gravy for dinner tonight. We are all going to try apple cider too. (one more thing to cross off our fall bucket list) The next nights dinner will be Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and green beans. <BR> Any o... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 09:53:16 EST Fall Bucket List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009840 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e633432d-5582-40d4-8298-2104924b9a23.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So i saw this picture and sent it to my daughter, and now we are determined to check each one off. <BR> The hubby, girls and I went to the pumpkin patch yesterday. I still don't know how we spent $30 on pumpkins but it was fun!! They did have a corn maze, but by the time we finished everything else including the hay ride, the girls were cold, tired and ready to go. <BR> I think i might just ... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 15:02:02 EST Busy Weekend...again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5999586 My hubby, the girls and I have a busy weekend. <BR> Tonight, I am going to make homemade chicken nuggets and french fries for the girls. Then we are going to make jello that glows in the black light, using tonic water. (my oldest is having a glow party soon, so we are experimenting) <BR> Saturday there is a fall festival, but we are only going to the parade at 10am. Then boating with my family from 12pm-3pm. Then my twin nephews bday party at 4pm. <BR> Sunday is usually our grocery shopping... Fri, 18 Sep 2015 08:54:19 EST Day 164 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5998440 It's hard to quit drinking if there is alcohol in the fridge <BR> It's hard to quit eating junk food when there is so much of it around <BR> It's hard to find "me time" when you are constantly running around for your family <BR> It's hard to find time to make healthy dinners that kids will actually eat <BR> It's hard to count calories when you are at a picnic, or potluck <BR> It's hard going out to eat with others and still making healthy decisions <BR> It's hard to say "no" when someone of... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 09:23:35 EST Day 150-Almost at my goal!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989470 My goal was to lose 20 lbs. I weighed in yesterday at -16, so almost there!!! <BR> My corgi weighed in at 33 lbs yesterday. (he needs to go from 34 to 22 lbs) We are still working on this, but i have noticed a difference in his energy level already. <BR> <BR> Breakfast- <BR> Coffee protein drink (1/2 scoop chocolate whey protein powder, 1 cup skim milk, 1 cup of coffee, ice) <BR> 2 slices wheat toast with lite butter <BR> 2 more cups of coffee <BR> Total 296 calories, 28 carbs, 10 fat, 26 ... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 09:34:36 EST