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/ Things a-changing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6165772 So i've been mia, but things are going good! <BR> <BR> I changed jobs, took a 2 week stay-cation, and am 3 weeks into my new job! <BR> <BR> I've also been working on law of attraction type stuff, letting the universe give me suggestions and doing some telesummits on "light your fire". <BR> <BR> I've also started a new blog that might turn into a business - i'll share my website eventually... i need more content first. <BR> <BR> As far as my goals they are still firm and i just need to ge... Wed, 18 May 2016 18:49:43 EST Friday - again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6122272 The planets are aligning and things are heading in the right directions. How great is that!! <BR> I'm reading another booked called - broadcasting happiness and one of the things is to start all conversations with a positive. So that's my newest goal! (so far so good in this blog post!) <BR> <BR> Did I do my best to: <BR> Drink my 90 ounces Water: didn't do fabulous yesterday, but getting better <BR> <BR> Track my food: i gotta get my butt in gear, the spark people reminders are too early.... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 13:51:02 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6116737 Now how did we get here? <BR> Time flies when you are.... wasting time? who knows! <BR> <BR> It's been a successful week! Hubby is off working so i was able to do a veggie meal without guilt of what he would eat! I've been reading the well fed cookbook and think i will do some pieces parts prep on the weekend and he can create what he wants from the meat and sauce! Me too for that matter! <BR> <BR> Did I do my best to: <BR> Drink my 90 ounces Water: got in 2 bottles yesterday, a couple cl... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 10:38:43 EST Photos from chicago and the stair climbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6109796 Denver stair climb with my pit crew: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ce74b3a0-b89e-4966-bbf1-a949f82c9230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My awesome nails - new items for this year! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2d5f863a-b2ba-40fe-a255-d2c83749d908.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Me and my climbing team <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cbf57ff2-833c-4038-a97f-dce008fde152.JPG"> <BR> <BR> What i climbed <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 20:56:28 EST Wednesday - Hump Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6109540 My goodness does time get away from me! <BR> <BR> Second Stair climb complete! Hancock Tower in Chicago - 94 flights, approx 1600 steps - 23 min! Not too shabby <BR> <BR> Enjoy some delicious food and paid for it on the scale monday morning! Did get 30,000 additional steps over the weekend with sightseeing etc! <BR> <BR> But we are back on track and the scale is moving down again! <BR> <BR> Do have this weird side effect from this climb - tight around my chest, so i'm stuck with baby brea... Wed, 2 Mar 2016 14:11:10 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6096412 So birthday and v-day celebrations were out of control! Back on track this fine monday! <BR> Got my menu planning ready, breakfast meals ready and on deck!! <BR> <BR> Did I do my best to: <BR> Drink my 90 ounces Water: was light yesterday, back on it today and i got a sack of lemons at costco! <BR> <BR> Track my food: so far so good today! <BR> <BR> Stay in range: indeed, gotta make it a thing! <BR> <BR> Make/Find Me time: hubby is away tonight so i'm hoping to get some studying done! <B... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 11:26:30 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6093484 Things are starting to look up, i've reverted to how i used to think about my eating, not too many of the new changes i was trying. Went back to weights instead of body weight, so we'll see how that goes! <BR> <BR> Did I do my best to: <BR> Drink my 90 ounces Water: i got in 2 bottles yesterday <BR> <BR> Track my food: yup yp! <BR> <BR> Stay in range: according to the info no, but i also skied for 4-5 hours, so i burned a bit off! <BR> <BR> Make/Find Me time: listening to an interesting... Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:37:35 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6090864 Well the broncos won... i'm not a sports ball fan, so i took advantage of everyone being busy with the big game and hit the slopes! My ski buddy and i went to the furthest mountain anticipating a quick drive home and we were correct! Granted 2 hours each way is still a kick in the pants, but not stopping is awesome! <BR> <BR> Skiied all day. All day. I'm tired folks. These old bones can't take all day! :) <BR> <BR> Did I do my best to: <BR> Drink my 90 ounces Water: i did a bit after i g... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 11:17:27 EST February - already http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6087631 So i traveled for work for 3 weeks in a row, skied one day every weekend in january, i'm popped! <BR> But feeling good! And successful! <BR> <BR> Ramping up for my stair climbs! Denver - Feb 21, and Chicago Feb 28th! Finally getting my second Hancock building under my belt (i did Boston Hancock last year!) <BR> <BR> Did I do my best to: <BR> Drink my 90 ounces Water: getting in tea, lemon water, and water! still need to think about it more! <BR> <BR> Track my food: been a slacker, but i h... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 11:49:35 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6063083 Oh the love spark gives is so amazing! I love my spark peeps! <BR> <BR> Saw a bit of movement on the scale, that's always a wonderful sign! <BR> <BR> Last night i went to my friends hours, her plan of one of those delivery services - purple carrot - like blue apron but for vegitarian - but they didn't deliver so we had a random dinner of what was in her fridge, she chopped, i created! it was fun! Ate more than i should of, but it was tasty! (tofu, daikon radish, soba noodles, jalapeno, tof... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 12:07:57 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6062170 Midway through the week and the scale finally shifted! woot! <BR> <BR> I am enjoying one of the breakfast recipes - "raw oatmeal" - you let it sit overnight in the fridge with almond milk and chia seeds. And i think i can change it to be "wheat free" for future meals - that is pretty exciting! <BR> <BR> <BR> Did I do my best to: <BR> Drink my 90 ounces Water: got through some water and whole bunch of tea! <BR> <BR> Track my food: yes!!! <BR> <BR> Stay in range: indeed! what a good feel... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 13:07:32 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061128 Got through the first day of the week! <BR> The "cleanse" juices are good, and i did some much needed research on how they work... apparently they other packages that have more juices. I like the idea of chewing... when we have tried just juices i miss the chewing! <BR> <BR> Got an interesting "zen boost" video this morning and she suggested 4 questions to de-stress and focus you for the day - 4 questions to ask yourself: <BR> <BR> 1. What is the one thing i need to achieve today <BR> 2. W... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 13:29:53 EST 2016- here i am! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6059978 So the "grieving diet" is now officially over. No more excuses. <BR> <BR> Trip to mom's for xmas was tough on the eating healthy - she gets cranky if you don't want what she has made for you to eat, or has put in the fridge thinking you will eat it. It is easier to just keep eating than to fight it. If i work her up to it she is ok, but i didn't remeber to do it this time, and since i was just there a month prior, i thought it would be ok... alas... nope. But i did enjoy quite a bit of delic... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 12:03:44 EST Almost christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6048879 Goodness where has the time gone? <BR> <BR> I've been having a heck of time getting back on track, mentally, emotionally, etc (i've kept it close to the chest, but my dad passed in november, it was not expected, but i was able to be there) <BR> <BR> The weight has been hovering at 160... and i seem to be actively sabotaging and at times when i'm not, it just isn't budging. <BR> <BR> Still "thinking" about the wheat free. The house is nearly cleansed of that kind of stuff, except for the w... Thu, 17 Dec 2015 12:36:34 EST Short week monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6036635 Short week and entry to the overeating month of the year. Ugh! <BR> I did have a over exuberant weekend, but ended up not too too terrible. Not amazing, but something to give me hope the week to come! <BR> <BR> Did I do my best to: <BR> Drink my 90 ounces Water: I did get a couple bottles of water on <BR> <BR> Track my food: new neek, new tracking <BR> <BR> Stay in range: i did not, but this week is a new week <BR> <BR> Make/Find Me time: i did spend some nice time in the kitchen, so tha... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:32:01 EST Back to monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6033101 I am back home after an extended trip with the family for an emergency. <BR> <BR> I did pretty good for most of it, either ran the couch to 5k program or hiked in the local park. Then... shenizzle hit the fan and lots of bad food choices, lots of comfort food and wine... <BR> <BR> Anyway- i'm back home, i'm ready to focus, i'm ready to get to the grocery store since we have absolutely no food here! <BR> <BR> Did I do my best to: (am i going to do my best today to....) <BR> Drink my 90 oun... Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:38:24 EST Pause http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6026180 I'm kind of on pause... I had a last minute trip out to see dad and i've not extended it another week. <BR> <BR> I'm getting in my exercise... hiking, and couch to 5k. Although couch to 5k without my running buddies makes me sad... <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the notes and thoughts and i'll get back to the land of spark eventually, but i do appreciate the love, just can't get on as often as i like. <BR> <BR> And here is a little bit of one of my hikes... very halloweenie! <BR> <img src="ht... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 18:44:30 EST Wednesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6018794 Well, kudos for me that i made it back in the same week! <BR> <BR> Having a concrete plan seems to be working for me this week, so far! <BR> <BR> Did I do my best to: <BR> Drink my 90 ounces Water: i got throug h2 of my big mugs of tea, and 2 bottles of water - so yes! <BR> <BR> Track my food: got yesterday in, just now... <BR> <BR> Stay in range: yes! <BR> <BR> Make/Find Me time: hubby is away, so it's all me time, all the time! <BR> <BR> Do Extra exercise: took a walk to the library ... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:30:03 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6017511 Now where are my weeks going? <BR> <BR> I was away for work last week and did get in an extra exercise and my couch to 5k run, so that was good! <BR> <BR> Decided to get new hip packs to try with the pups! Not too bad, but my dog runs straight out from me, not on the side, so i have to shift mine to the side... but that's ok! I'm not running far enough to worry about needing anything from my pockets! Hahaha <BR> <BR> Rough weekend and not really wheat free... friday was - we did cauliflow... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 10:59:49 EST Monday again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013702 Long week and a roller coaster ride for me. Back in the saddle! <BR> <BR> Aiming for a great day and then i'm off on travel for a couple days. Hoping to keep on track <BR> and do what i need to do. <BR> <BR> Hubby and I started week of couch to 5k. Got him new shoes since his achilles was acting up with the minimalist shoes. We'll see how that all goes! <BR> <BR> Since we wont be home together on wednesday we'll try and each do that day seperately. <BR> <BR> Also have started including th... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:17:55 EST Monday monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009728 Week of social events every night is done, hubby is gone, i can get on with my plans! <BR> <BR> Joined a "lose 10 in 10 (october) challenge" - really it's just lose something, but it's a good name! <BR> <BR> Bob berg this week is "Physical Health and eat in moderation" - to accomplish this i'm aiming to pre-track this week, and focus on my workouts <BR> <BR> Some have asked how my wheat-free-ish is going and how i'm feeling. I've had some set back, some good weeks, some bad weeks. This las... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 11:59:34 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007533 Feeling a smidge more centered and like i have a way to head forward! Woot! <BR> <BR> Did I do my best to: <BR> Drink my 90 ounces Water: 8/10 - got in 2 bottles, some tea <BR> <BR> Track my food: 10/10 (i did it today!) <BR> <BR> Stay in range: 8/10 - thought i had tried, but fact is better than fiction and dang... <BR> <BR> Make/Find Me time: 1/10 another walk to another event hubby was putting on. Just sort of fell into it, didn't plan it <BR> <BR> Do Extra exercise: 10/10 the walk ... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 16:12:46 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006758 I've been doing a lot of soul search regarding other parts of my life and journey and recently am working through the book Triggers - by mark goldsmith and there is a section regarding active and passive questions and now i'm going to paraphrase - but if we can blame someone else we will, so i'm going to mix up my "goals" with the phrase: Did I do my best to... i haven't decided if i'll rate it from 1-10 or just yes and no with an explanation. I think i still need the accountability to know... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:22:21 EST Tuesday - reboot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006267 The last 30 to 90 days has been experimentation. Wheat free-ish, up the protein, lemon water, ignoring tracking, and other random things. To which, i have remained, returned to where i started the experiment. No loss, no real gain, so back to basics <BR> <BR> Accountability: <BR> <BR> Water: got through 1 bottle, gotta get that going on, yesterday was 2 <BR> <BR> Tracking: today i'm on it <BR> <BR> Stay in range: we shall see! <BR> <BR> Me time: got in a nice walk to an event hubby was... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:50:21 EST Vacation photos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002397 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a5a0b314-13d5-469c-b078-ae5be7fe08ff.JPG"> <BR> coming in for a landing at the bahamas <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e8edc6eb-93ee-4d16-bab8-a2f6c764bc10.JPG"> <BR> first day - on the beach - mmmm lovely <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4a844d67-ffc2-42fa-b83f-21c7462a45d3.JPG"> <BR> sun setting on our last day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee868bbe-1ab0-49e1... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 23:29:24 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5977806 Thanks for hte love my spark peeps. <BR> <BR> Have returned home. Dad seems to be going up and down, and i'm living a roller coaster emotional rollercoaster trying to determine how to motivate an old man. <BR> <BR> Had some quiet and heart to heart chats with him and told him that passively aggressively not doing what my mom said was not helping anyone. <BR> <BR> I said, dad, she's always been a nag... that is not new... you can't think that will change... She does care, just doesn't show ... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:04:50 EST Hello Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973717 This week was a week on travel in idaho. <BR> <BR> Definitely stayed the wheat free - ish road, except for some beer with dinner... <BR> Managed to pretty much maintain through the week and it's also "that" week, so i'm sure there is some water gain there... so i'll take it! <BR> <BR> I've not really mentioned it before, but my dad is not doing so hot, and my sister had been shuttling mom to the hospital and now the rehab center for the past 2 months, but she needs to head out of town to c... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 13:00:16 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968650 Hump day!! <BR> <BR> Been working the week as wheat-free-ish. Adding the extra protein. Lemon in the morning. Appetite is not spiking, cravings are down, and thankfully the scale shows some progress this morning! <BR> <BR> Water: got in quite a bit yesterday, a number of mugs of lemon juice (if you do this take care to trade out with reg water, acid in lemon can do a job on your teath!) <BR> <BR> Tracking: got yesterday done! <BR> <BR> Stay in range: mostly! <BR> <BR> Me time: not toda... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:09:17 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967401 MAde it through the weekend and the scale didn't boy cott! <BR> <BR> I"m stll not feeling 100% healthy wise, stupid summer cold. I did make myself get up and i got in 25 minutes on the elliptical before the hubby came down and kicked me off. But i figured it was a good start! Maybe a walk at lunch! <BR> <BR> Status on the wheat free front: <BR> Finished the first book, and have been looking through the cook books - pretty interesting stuff on where wheat is and how it is. Kinda follows the ... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:50:37 EST Friday...(pictures and excuses) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965985 It's been a heck of a week... on my travel last week it was beyond hot on the plan and i know better and never do this... but i put the blower on me... Alas by sunday afternoon i was coming down with a nasty bug. Grumble. <BR> <BR> Luckily i had already done a midnight bike ride saturday night and a hike saturday morning! The midnight ride is something we do every year, they shut down the streets of denver and we get to do a 10 mile ride in the dark. I love it! And the charity it support i... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:05:43 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960696 Another week, another week on travel! <BR> <BR> So i managed to make it through the weekend with very little wheat. And i felt like possibly there was a difference! Then i got my "groceries" here at the client site and one of my favorite beers was in the store, so i got some and after a kicker of a hike i opened one to enjoy with my meal... immediately i got stuffed up.. and my face turned red. i've had this sort of thing before with different wheat beers... and sometimes wine so i thought i... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:46:32 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958072 So the scale moved a smidge, whew. Back under 160! <BR> I stocked up on my non wheat/gluten flour staples this morning. I have almond flour, chickpea flour, flaxseed, and coconut. I'll eventaully swap out for braggs soy sauce alternative... i have the coconut aminos, but that is pretty pricy per ounce. Still reading through the book, so i don't really know all that i need to know, but figure i can make small step for now! <BR> <BR> <BR> Water: got through 2 and half bottles (32 oz each) ... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 11:44:26 EST Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956868 Well hello there second day of the week. <BR> <BR> Thought i did ok yesterday... alas the scale did not agree. After i tracked it all... i saw that i was a couple hundred calories over... i did get my protein, yeah! So we'll go with small victories!! <BR> <BR> The wheat belly book is fascinating! I've got a list of things i need to pick up slowly to add to our repitour of food stuffs! Again some things will have to wait - like soy sauce, i have a gallon of it... just can't toss it!We use ... Tue, 7 Jul 2015 10:34:01 EST 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