NWILKER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NWILKER NWILKER'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/ Monday - after a long weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956337 Scale was not as terrible as i had anticipated... I think mainly cause there were only 2 meals a day... <BR> <BR> I got a suggestion that my "this" - picture me flailing my arm around my belly area - might be due to wheat... "Wheat belly" so they say. I got some books from the library, and in addition to some other books i've been reading - the omnivours dilema, and fast food america etc etc.... we might try it... replace the wheat/white flours with other kinds... we don't really eat bread... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 11:07:55 EST Hump day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953900 Well last week got away from me... and now it's already half way through the next one! <BR> <BR> Weekend went well - i ended up only a small smidge above where i started the weekend and I think that was salt! <BR> <BR> We did a hike that nearly killed me! The description said 800 elevation gain, 500 elevation loss... on would that that would be a nice pleasant jaunt through the woods... nope... It was 800 over and over and over again! Rolling hills or inclines or small decline for miles w... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:43:17 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949751 Had an "image" consultant with the gals at an "upscale thrift boutique" and they found some interesting outfits and styles i would never have chozen.. as in - i'm supposed to wear skinny jeans - well dangit... i've got like 7 wide leg boot cut... gonna have to wear those puppies out and then i'll consider skinny jeans! <BR> <BR> I ended up home late and at some left over lentils i had made over the weekend and a bizarre caprese salad - sliced tom, brie, and some vietnamese sauce i also made... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:31:22 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949135 I was playing wiht my lenses and some flowers i got a couple weeks ago and thought i'd share a couple <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f6b65528-6434-4894-8f13-f97dc066e000.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ebdd7caa-6e15-4368-b48d-89eb79550922.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Happy monday! The scale is up, but not a terrible amount and still under the 160 mark - woot! This week will be amazing! <BR> <BR> Goals <BR> <BR> Water: got my green tea sun ... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:10:21 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947726 Well, finally we got here, almost to the finish line! <BR> <BR> So the week go away from me, deadlines, new windows installed (can you say oh the noise and dust and dirt??) But i made it! The scale is co-operating! <BR> <BR> Water: still going, think i got almost the full 3 yesterday, and some carbonated water with some lavendar simple syrup i made as a treat! <BR> <BR> Tracking: so/so, just filled in yesterday, and started today! <BR> <BR> Stay in range: doing pretty good <BR> <BR> Me ... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:24:13 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5946168 One of those weeks that is going to take forever to get through! <BR> <BR> Scale remaining under the 160 mark, but up a smidge... as i was putting away the brownies... they called to me... <BR> <BR> Water: got in maybe 2 bottles, sip sip sip... on my second one for today... <BR> <BR> Tracking: just finished up yesterday, and got in all of today so far <BR> <BR> Stay in range: doing pretty well <BR> <BR> Me time: i took a couple minutes to journal before bed. better than nothing.. <BR>... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:51:06 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945574 Ah monday... such a long way till Friday... <BR> <BR> Started the week on a good not, below Saturday, which was below Friday on the scale! Woot! <BR> <BR> Water: sipping sipping sipping... i'm averaging only 2 bottles a day... but i'm sipping! <BR> <BR> Tracking: I tend to skip the weekends... probably on purpose... but i have this morning in there! <BR> <BR> Stay in range: i think the weekend i did ok. Friend and i had dinner friday night - i had a greek salad wiht gyro meat and only... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:56:16 EST Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944010 Thank goodness it is finally friday! <BR> <BR> Water: with this sipping thing.... i think i got through 1 bottle, a glass later and a cup of tea... <BR> <BR> Tracking: just finished up yesterday, in range, but the scale wasn't moving, so i added sodium to my tracker... i think that in combo with not enough water... i'm holding on!! <BR> <BR> Stay in range: yup! <BR> <BR> Me time: more orange is the new black, i also had the 4 legged kids at daycare yesterday so i rand around the house... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:35:57 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942954 Oy - was hungry for something last night, but couldn't figure out what... so epic fail across the board, but today will be amazying <BR> <BR> Water: got about 2- 32 ounce bottles. slow sipping (that's hard). One was green tea! Gosh is that some tasty stuff! It is sunny enough to do it in denver in the winter, but i'm just not sure the bottle wouldn't freeze... <BR> <BR> Tracking: got all of yesterda in there, and the offending snapea crips (they are not officially gone!) and that was a wa... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:58:36 EST Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942313 The goal that isn't listed is accountability - getting my bootie out here and admitting failures and reveling my joys is just that! Hope everyone else is focusing more on the joys and less on the failures. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: i've been reprimanded by imustloseit on more than one occasion when i try and ramp up my water intake. I did do some reading and the way i am guzzling, vs sipping is bad for my kidneys, so thank you my dear and i'll make more of an effort to sip more vs guzzle... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 11:34:21 EST Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5941873 Made it through the weekend, wasn't sure i would! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: going strong and aiming for 4 bottles, 3 was tough... <BR> <BR> Tracking: back to the grid, back to tracking <BR> <BR> Staying in range: again, it's a tough thing to stay in range and try and up the protein... ever time i think i chose well, the carbs keep winning the race! hhahahaha <BR> <BR> Me time: got in a couple chapters reading at lunch and i need to hit the bank, so i'll have a little walk later today... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 16:05:45 EST Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940295 Made it through the week, ended poorly thuresday, but feeling successful again this morning! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: doing pretty well, although flying when you drink 90 or more ounces or water a day can be tricky... think i went pee 4 times before my flight left, just so i could be sure to make it through take off! <BR> <BR> Tracking: doing my normal, i know i was bad, i wont track, yesterday i only tracked through where i did well! Today more on track! Even entered a recipe! (in my ... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 15:04:21 EST Wednesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5939046 Chuggin along, getting in some nice walks and hikes! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: doing pretty good! got in all 90 ounces plus some yesterday! <BR> <BR> Tracking: doing pretty well, focusing on protein, but not sure i'm getting where i want to be. I'm getting more, but it seems to be a losing battle with the carbs... Everytime i think i'm getting high protein the carb are like 2 behind it... I know it's a learning curve and traveling doesn't help... <BR> <BR> Stay in range: pretty good! Pr... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 11:47:31 EST Hello monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938004 Ugh! It's monday and i'm at the client site. And i just had a meeting where pretty much it was decided that why i'm here we aren't going to do... le sigh... <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: got almost 2 down, will get my last one in soon! Did a hike yesterday and ended up not drinking enought - thought i was... but i wasn't... apparently... so i need to make up for that and get more in <BR> <BR> Tracking: got everything tracked for today so far <BR> <BR> In range: not sure, i've been focusing... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 16:53:44 EST Metabolism - i'm coming for you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936758 My lovely ladies that used to/still do run some of the teddy bear challenges had a great article for combating the metabolism slow, so i'm adding new goals to my normal ranges. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: gotta keep that up, apparently that helps metabolism too, so luckily that was already a goal! <BR> <BR> Tracking: gotta keep that up. did some yesterday, but now i need to finish up yesterday and add in today <BR> <BR> Staying in range: one of the things they states was not to starve,so ... Sat, 30 May 2015 11:48:10 EST And then it was Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936347 Man these short weeks are pretty nice! <BR> <BR> Been a rough week. Did a little pity party eating. Work is really a pain in the bootie... <BR> <BR> Today i'm chuggin my water, had some left over crockpot chicken pot pie (pretty easy, good use of left over chicken, and with enough veggies, not too terrible in the calorie count either!). Got the hubby to join me in a little walk and now back to the grind! <BR> If i finish my work early i can cut out early! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: need... Fri, 29 May 2015 15:28:33 EST May is almost over... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935118 Man does time just go crazy when you aren't paying attention! <BR> <BR> I'm stuck in a motabolism rutt. I'm the heaviest i've been ever/in a long time... <BR> <BR> Seems no-matter what i try and and do it's not working and then throw in vacations and bam... bootie be getting bigger! <BR> <BR> I'm gonna try and focus on ramping up the protein. I've also brought back some old snacking thoughts from ages ago - cheese sticks, wheat pretzles, almonds and fiber one granola bars... Also going t... Wed, 27 May 2015 11:32:53 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917014 Not the amazing finish i had hoped for, but less than the week started.. i'll take it! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: doing pretty well, already one bottle in! <BR> <BR> Tracking: just went and did it! :) <BR> <BR> In range: i can't actually remember all i had, but the scale was up a smidge. Assuming it was the salt!! <BR> <BR> Me time: walked to a "business" meeting, so got a nice 10 min jaunt... <BR> <BR> Extra Exercise: walked to my meeting... hoping for a walk to hh this evening. <BR... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:26:43 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915177 What - only the second day of the week... dang! <BR> Scale did cooperate this morning - woot! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: it's not lunch yet, gotta get on it <BR> <BR> Tracking: did ok for yesterday day, ate more than was tracked but there were still calories available <BR> <BR> Staying in range: yup <BR> <BR> Me time: did a little studying at home. No amazingly me time, but close <BR> <BR> Extra exercise: nuttin for yesterday, hoping for a walk with the hubby to the bank in a bit <BR> ... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:52:26 EST New day monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914798 Back home after a weekend away (last stair race of the season), and then a week away for work! <BR> <BR> Scale is pretty much where it was when i left, whew! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: let's get hydrated. Did very well today! <BR> <BR> Track food: dooing well <BR> <BR> Stay in range: so far, so good <BR> <BR> Me time: study day is monday, trying to get motivated... ugh <BR> <BR> Extra exercise: it's back to being chilly. Gotta find something interesting... maybe some squats or lunges.... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:29:11 EST Weekend, where are you??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904212 Making it through the week in a relatively successful manner. <BR> <BR> Been keeping my recipes in the "known" category, so the nutrition is already in my spark tracker! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: so so, gotta ramp up the full bottle before lunch thang! <BR> <BR> Tracking: bout at 3 in a week, need to keep up the pre-tracking! added some additional groups today so it is easier to get that items in! <BR> <BR> Staying in range: kinda sorta, better than it could have been! <BR> <BR> Me t... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 12:12:57 EST Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902342 Let's kick this week's bootie! <BR> <BR> My friend posted a blog - Make positive decions, which was based off an email from the spark itself... so i got to thinking! <BR> <BR> Ended the weekend better than i thought i would, but not as good as i could have. <BR> <BR> Positive decisions - i've got my menu's planned through the end of march and into april. I use google calendar so i can have the link in there and it's easy to move the menu item if something else comes up! <BR> I've decided ... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:17:11 EST Just a little something to move you into the weekend (and me) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900250 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1320557734.jpg"> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:42:39 EST Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898160 So friday got a little out of control... i needed some wine for my french onion soup... and ooopsie... got some in a glass at my desk! hahahah! <BR> <BR> Then hubby wasn't home when i thought to head to the home show, so we (pups and i) sat down for some house of cards, more wine (not sure how that glass keeps getting filled...) and some amazing goat cheese with honey... mmmmm <BR> <BR> Anyway - a long lost friend then pulled us into hh... home show was out, but we did get home and still e... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:30:22 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896458 I'm always happy when it's friday, but today... super happy! <BR> <BR> Tuesday i cooked thursday's dinner, last night i cooked sunday's dinner and tonight i talked so much about the crock pot french onion soup hubby assumed that was the plan - so now it is. And i'll make some baguettes later as well! <BR> <BR> My eyes are still stinging from cutting up 5 pounds of onions. oy! It filled my 6 quart crockpot! <BR> <BR> Original recipe called for all sweet onions (obviously cheaper), but i did... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:33:56 EST Almost the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895913 The week is winding down... i'm ready for the weekend! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: doing pretty well, the goal of finishing a bottle before lunch can get tricky, as in sometimes i'm chugging 30 ounces before lunch! but hey, goal met! <BR> <BR> Tracking: i pre-tracked a bit for my sushi dinner, then corrected this morning. Sushi is defniitely a tough one! <BR> <BR> Staying in range: a smidge over, and with all the salt the scale agreed this morning. Anticipate a full recovery tomorrow! <BR... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:32:55 EST Well... hello march, i didn't notice you there... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895209 Been a rough couple weeks, lots of things throwing off my normal schedule.. <BR> <BR> I did complete my 2 other stair races, at the bottom i'll put my letter to united airlines regarding trying to get to boston... for march 7th... <BR> <BR> The time change is always a killer for me to and i think i'm kind of recovering from that and my over night drive (below). <BR> <BR> I'm by far the heaviest i've been in a while, but over the weekend and this week hubby and i made a plan. We are going ... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:41:55 EST and almost friday again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883102 So another week has gone by! Yikes! Guessing i knew i was making bad choices, so i didn't come admit it! <BR> <BR> I did complete my first climb of 2015 - not an amazing time... but not terrible! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1992100358.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My bib and medal! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l568921161.jpg"> <BR> <BR> View at the top - another snowy race day <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l309370069... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:47:23 EST Almost friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878892 So... the scale isn't co-operating... <BR> <BR> Had an event last night at a local distillery - tried a whiskey sour, and a cinnamon bouron (i'm not usually into hard alcohol, but these weren't bad) - and i'm sure those extra calories and then left overs from sunday which included black rice did me in! Think the carbs got me, and then i didn't want to drive to the gym so i did p90 cardio and an arm video... so no my normal morning calorie burn. <BR> <BR> Alas - i'm still feeling good and s... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:54:49 EST Hump day, and i'm pooped... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878265 Woke up tired, still tired... <BR> <BR> Stayed out a smidge late last night, nothing too terrible, met up with a girl friend we hadn't seen inf FOREVER and enjoyed another beverage! <BR> <BR> Been having to get up earlier to make some early morning calls. So even a little bit out late hurts. And the lowered calories this week is also making me tired. All in all a bad combo, so i'm pooped! I know, no need to lecture, but my goal is to be lighter when i truck up the stairs on sunday - then i'... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:54:18 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877495 Much less snowy, but still chilly... <BR> <BR> Had a pretty good day yesterday - i really can't do the juice thing, i just need to chew... <BR> So i snuck in come left over salami and cheese from the party sat night... scale still cooperated, but not exactly what i had planned! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: yup! Kept trying different things to over come my need to chew... <BR> <BR> Tracking: yup <BR> <BR> Staying in range: indeed <BR> <BR> Me time: we went to a coffee shop to "force" our... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:01:24 EST And it's monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876768 Not really sure where all my time went! Work is crazy and making me hate everything. Not really awesome for my self esteem and not stress eating, but i'm doing what i can! <BR> <BR> Hubby had a bday on friday - so i had a mini surprise bday for him so between chatting and sharing food i didn't over eat! Woot! <BR> Saturday instead of focusing on us and v-day - we invited a couple neighbors and a girlfriend currently unattached for some snacks and some wine i wanted to taste! <BR> 4 cab franc... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 12:57:08 EST Thursday - already? thank goodness? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870071 So i seem to have lost a week here... hm? <BR> <BR> Got in an amazing day of skiing on super bowl sunday! Mountain cleared out at 2pm... we took the last lift up at 3:58 - color me tickled pink! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: sorta kinda. I'm drinking alot of tea, but not sure it's enough water. As i mentioned my tea cups are extremely large... Gotta kick that up. <BR> <BR> Tracking: yeah, not so much... <BR> <BR> Staying in range: most likely, the scale is going down <BR> <BR> Me time: i ... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 12:39:39 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865937 ok, so beer and cookie dough no condusive to a healthy dinner? hmmm <BR> <BR> Hubby went out, i got the house to myself, had eating out for our date lunch - although i picked a spinach salad with some skirt steak - delish! (those near boise or denver - Matador - just do it) <BR> But also helped hubby with some amazing stuffed jalapenos wrapped in bacon, but declined the chips. Small victories! <BR> <BR> Scale still went down, but i could have done better! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: doing... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:58:40 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865171 Almost the weekend! Excited! i've got a snow shoeing date with the hubby and skiing with a girld friend! Woot for the great outdoors! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water - yup yup - peeing up a storm. Mostly tea, cause i love my electric kettle and tea dude and giant tea cups. I usually do the 2 bag through 2 rounds, so by the second round it's like a 3rd time thru, so every second cup of tea is mostly hot water! <BR> <BR> Tracking - didn't pre-track yesterday casue i didn't know what was for dinne... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 11:03:16 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863778 Monday was a check mark in the success column - woot! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: i got in 2 bottles - so 60 ounces, plus 3 cups of tea (and as you can see, my cups aint dainty!) and then 2 additional cups of tea at a study sessions! So i call it a yes! <BR> <BR> Tracking: i did pretty good, ok i went and finished, so i'm good <BR> <BR> Staying in range: success! <BR> <BR> Me time: got in a walk at lunch with the pups - crazy that is was 70 in january! <BR> <BR> Extra exercise: see abo... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 13:00:53 EST New week, bring it on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862929 Back from 2 weeks on the road for work - with a long weened with friends and the hubby in between - so you know what that means... <BR> <BR> Under the 160 mark, but much too close for comfort, i mean seriously i was so close to 140 this time last year. grumble. <BR> <BR> I've got 4 stair climbs this year - 3 in a row at the end of february/early march and carrying less of me up those stairs is my main objective! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: back on it, in addition to tea and get in a bottl... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 11:48:55 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847634 Still feeling successful - overcame the "need" to eat at 9pm <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water - doing well with water, and my mom got me the cutest "dude" to steep my tea with! He hangs on the side like he's in a hot tub! I even use it with my tea bags, not just lose tea! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l886609722.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tracking: got it going on for 2 days in a row, we'll see how i do when i'm on travel for work and am more restricted with meetings etc <BR... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 12:16:36 EST 2015 - I will own you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846763 Feeling pretty gung ho and ready to take it all on today! Think it's cause between the 2 times i weight myself i was down 4 pounds, granted still 3 pounds over when i went on vacation, but hey i'm gonna take my win! <BR> <BR> I've got 4 star climbs this year - 3 all within 3 weeks starting at the end of february! Yikes! So one of my main motivators is to not have this fat bootie to drag up all those steps with me! Pretty good motivation! <BR> <BR> I'm back on track with my recipes - i did a... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 14:49:18 EST Where has the year gone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840573 I started the year out well... end meh... <BR> <BR> We went on a cruise and then spend christmas in and it got super cold... so the weight has packed on! I'm back on my cooking light recipe binge, so things are looking up there. Also saves cash instread of eating out! <BR> <BR> Year Goals: <BR> Determine how to control myself eating at mom's. I've got a couple more trips there. There is no gym, and i try to spend time with dad early before mom gets up (my normal workout time), and then l... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 12:22:18 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827498 Woah - where did december come from! Yikes! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: been doing pretty well with tea and water. Cold weather makes the warm cup in your hand so much better! <BR> <BR> Tracking: meh. I've been having trouble having an appetite. I know, poor me. I'm a smidge worried cause i never am not hungry! Figure i'll worry about it after our crise - yup - yeah me - happy pre-christmas adventure! <BR> <BR> Staying in range: yup. Not eating many meals makes that easy. Again not super ... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 10:47:42 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822942 Wow - a week has passed - yikes! <BR> It was second week as single lady (hubby returned last night from a trip to hongkong) <BR> <BR> I ended up busy every night - so no free time for me. Boo. <BR> I had a study session, hoa meeting (gosh neighbors can be annoyng), professional meeting, hh, then friday a friend arrived for the weekend! Yowqza! I could us a nap! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: gotta keep on top of it. Doing pretty well <BR> <BR> Tracking: got todays stuff in! :) <BR> <BR> St... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 18:18:13 EST Tuesday - woose day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818922 Not sure what that little rhyme means, but it made me smile!! <BR> <BR> ok, so the scale is heading in the right direction and i've obviously up-ed my water to appropriate amount cause i'm in the restoom a lot! <BR> <BR> I'm also back on track with my blogging - so i can be accountable to myself and my spark peeps that watch after me! (which i love you all for that, by the by!) <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: check! Gotta get onto my first bottle for today - being single mama with hubby out o... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 12:20:26 EST Pity party for 1 please?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818343 oy vey - no need for patting me on the head or telling me it will be all right, this is all my own doing and i'm not sure how to find that wagon that i fell of of! <BR> <BR> I am the heaviest i have been in ages. I'm cracking the whip today. Luyckily hubby is out of town, so i can just eat veggies! I off the "extra" morning snack, back to just water and tea till lunch after my breakfast of naked! Lunch i've got my salad items back in the house - hadn't gotten the veggie shop done in a while!... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 12:56:46 EST Monday monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805660 Weekend of busyness and exercise! <BR> <BR> I did my normal workout sat morning then walked the botanical gardens with a afriend. Sunday i got up and went and did a practice run of my stair climb exercise thing at red rocks! I'm def feeling it today! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: not terrible, not amazing! <BR> <BR> Tracking: in my head? hahaha, i know, bad on me <BR> <BR> Staying in range: unknown... since the scale went up this morning, assuming not... <BR> <BR> Extra Exercise: heck ye... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 11:36:16 EST Hello thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803387 It's almost the weekend!!! <BR> <BR> I made a terrible dinner last night, so it was a hard to stay on track! <BR> It was a learning experience, there is a gal who's picks on cooking light i NEVER like and she NEVER likes what i like. This was he final try - so now it's a good indicator, if she says yes, then i know to just skip over it! :) <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: pretty good, at least 60 ounces of water, a couple big cups of tea <BR> <BR> Tracking: kinda sorta, it's hard to find reci... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 12:16:28 EST Hump Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802792 The world is finally spinning in the right direction and the planets are starting to line up! <BR> <BR> The scale is finally heading in the correct direction, my meal planning is back on track, and my water is going better! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: got it going on! Got some lovely limes 10/$1 - i will be squeezing them all into "ice cubes" for some fun once a day going forward! <BR> <BR> Tracking: doing ok, not amamzing, but better! <BR> <BR> Staying in range: kinda sorta, working on ... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 12:08:12 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799229 Feeling overwhelmed and not successful - mainly because i'm not being successful. <BR> <BR> It all started in august, we went camping and there was no hike, and i brought a ton of snacks and there was a restaurant near by, so we ate like pigs and continued. I was eating cause it was there and i was bored... sigh. So i balooned up after that weekend and i haven't really overcome that yet. Then i "cleaned" the pantry and decided on meals based on what was in the pantry vs healthy choices, so ... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:36:15 EST Week one fall challenge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784704 Man, when i change things up, it was go horribly wrong. <BR> <BR> I decided to try and empty out the pantry (i read you should clean it all out and re-organize every 3 months... ) so then i had a bunch of stuff i figured ishould use, including cereal... So i swamped out my normal naked juice breakfast for fiber one cereal with milk and fruit... but then something happened and it wasn't really a swap and i've continued to just keep gaining... It's week one of the challenge, let's get this t... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 11:20:49 EST Heading toward the light... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781669 I was going to say the right direction but this spoke to me more! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: did pretty good eysterday, lots of water - 64 ounce, couple big cups of tea. Let's aim for 90 today! (I find if i get the first one right after my first cup of coffee i'm def set up for success!) <BR> <BR> Tracking: i did pretty well at getting everything into the tracker! Not always before eating it, but in there <BR> <BR> Staying in range: I did! whew! Even with a beer at HOA (i needed it!) <B... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 13:28:25 EST