NOEL711's SparkPeople Blog NOEL711's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I'm Tired.... Tired, tired, tired, and cranky. <BR> <BR> Long day: left my house at 9 am, and got home at 8 pm. <BR> And my day wasn't spent at the mall, nor on personal diversions. <BR> I'm tap dancing as fast as I can.... <BR> <BR> I've been told I spread myself tooo thin, <BR> but that doesn't make for a 'thin' me. <BR> <BR> I want to eat bad things... I guess that's a way of rebelling without <BR> rebelling and acting out. But I won't eat bad things. <BR> I've already tracked my food and drink for ... Sat, 27 Nov 2010 20:37:52 EST The Day after.... I love Thanksgiving, but tomorrow I must get up early and go back to work. <BR> <BR> It's not like I work a conventional job; tomorrow the church roasts turkeys because its our turn to feed a meal to a local ministry for the mentally ill, the chronically ill, and those with addictions. This is wonderfully fulfilling, but its the planning and details that are demanding. <BR> <BR> So... onward and upward. Time off is wonderful. To be able to sleep beyond 6 am, to be casual at home, and not be... Fri, 26 Nov 2010 18:29:39 EST Thanksgiving Day This week I walked every single day; <BR> of course, taking a week off work helped. <BR> But as I walked this morning through my tiny, historic village <BR> little things made me grateful: <BR> Little birds flittered thru the branches of the bare trees. <BR> Every home I passed revealed kitchen lights on, people preparing for the Big Day! <BR> There was the sound of rifles from the Gun club, getting ready for deer season on Monday. <BR> And when I arrived at my door, it started to snow, lov... Thu, 25 Nov 2010 17:31:54 EST Yesterday was a day from Hell, but today is a new day... Tuesday was like a Monday on a Tuesday.. <BR> <BR> a long, trying, difficult day. Too many people needs, too many things on my 'To Do' list <BR> and not enough time for any of it. <BR> <BR> I finally pulled into the driveway at 10 pm, made a tall glass of iced water, <BR> put on my cool jammies, and logged on the record my eating for the day. <BR> <BR> Oddly.. oddly.. I only logged in with about 749 calories. <BR> and that was after a good breakfast, packing a healthy lunch with lots <BR>... Wed, 4 Aug 2010 11:55:50 EST Walking isn't so horrible...anymore! tonight's walk wasn't so bad; my first days of walking were horrendous, <BR> I was achey, creaky, puffing, and agonized. <BR> Tonight.. was almost good. <BR> I'm re-learning my pace, how use my arms, and whole body. <BR> How to stretch and prepare for the walk. <BR> <BR> I've learned to keep my head up, and see the lovely countryside, <BR> and not stare at the road, and complaining. <BR> <BR> And I'm enjoying my eating plan! <BR> Now my husband wants to get in on it! <BR> <BR> but I can't ... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 20:04:22 EST Another good day! I was excellent today: I followed my meal plan with some modifications, <BR> I drank water (got to remember to slow down water drinking at night - I was up 4 times! <em>40</em> - <BR> <BR> But vacation is over today, tomorrow back at work, <BR> and I'm hoping I can keep up the momentum when I have to take meals to work. <BR> <BR> I feel good, and very positive, so upward and onward. <BR> <BR> Must remember to stretch out before I go walking tonight: <BR> I'm stiff and sore, but need to sta... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 18:17:34 EST First day of controlled nutrition.. Yes, I followed the proscribed eating program, <BR> with a few switches (chick peas for supper? I don't think so)- <BR> <BR> I felt great this morning; afternoon was okay. <BR> I did some simple food shopping to insure I had what I needed. <BR> Supper was excellent. <BR> But its evening, a time I used to snack, and tonight, no snack. <BR> I think I'm hungry, but its habit I know. <BR> <BR> AND I took at 25 minute walk! I used to walk all the time, but... <BR> I realize how tight and inflexi... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 22:24:27 EST A Fresh Start... I jumped into the pool today, <BR> I remember how great I felt when I was taking care of myself. <BR> I spend so much time on others, it's time for me. <BR> <BR> There's a great freedom in taking control. <BR> I think of all the things I have yet to do in this life, <BR> all those things I've put off until 'later' whenever that might be. <BR> But I'm in charge of my life, <BR> and I'm tired of putting life on the back burner.. for 'later.' <BR> No more 'later.' <BR> <BR> I've done diets to ... Wed, 28 Jul 2010 18:43:42 EST