NYNIANE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NYNIANE NYNIANE'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/ Eat Anything You Want: As Long As It's Green Vegetables, Brown Rice, or Lentils http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3321498 I took my son to the local water park today and had a lovely afternoon sitting in a lounge chair reading. I was sitting right by a group who was apparently extended family or several families of close friends. One of the women was getting out her lunch, and another was asking her about the new diet. As she squeezed lemon (the only flavoring allowed) onto a baggie containing a dozen small shrimp, she described how you could eat 3 specific items the first week, add a few more the next, and so o... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 15:52:10 EST What I Love About SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3316971 I'm Baaaaaack!! Wow, I didn't realize that I had so many entries from before! <BR> <BR> Anyway, when I started this program I weighed about 145. At 5'4" it was not obese or even officially 'overweight' but it was the most I'd ever weighed in my life. I've always been thin but not "healthy thin." Then I hit a 'certain age' and the pounds started to creep on. Then, since I was gaining weight anyway, I quit smoking. Ah... well... something like that. I had pretty much resigned myself to accept... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 10:39:59 EST Oh I Suck. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1490207 Alright, so I went off tracking 2 weeks ago for camp. What else could I do? And then last weekend for Mabon (a week late). And to eat the Mabon deserts after Mabon. Again... understandable. Now tonight, I found myself eating for absolutely no reason but amusement. I polished off half a bottle of red wine (that I could have lived without) and ate a whole batch of stuff that I could have lived without too. Now the stuff is gone and I just suck. At least this time, I forced myself to put the dam... Wed, 1 Oct 2008 22:24:12 EST Back to Normal (so to speak) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1480098 The best thing about camping is that one of my coven mates is a physical therapist. He took a look at my "wooden leg" - showed me an extension to unclamp the guilty nerve - and my legs are back to normal. He recommends avoiding crunches, but I don't think those were the culprit. It was either the yoga or the new machine (which I will never use again!) <BR> <BR> Camping was fine, too. I didn't track for a few days, had me a couple of smore's, and didn't gain. Of course, I didn't pig out on th... Fri, 26 Sep 2008 09:03:42 EST Workout injury http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1464700 I'm blogging this mostly so I keep track of how long it lasts and when it was. Late last week, my left calf lost all strength. I noticed it at Zumba on Saturday, when I could not lift up my toes... I blamed it on the shoes, so it couldn't have been going on long. I thought maybe it was the one-legged things from yoga on Wednesday... they were rough on the calfs, except that there is also a spot in the middle of my left buttock that was itchy like a bit... but there was no bite. I wonder if it... Wed, 17 Sep 2008 17:33:53 EST And on we go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1464692 So I met my first goal to make 125 by 8/29/08. Or close, I think that I was 125.6. And there I stayed for a while. But, I also started eating near the top of my range instead of near the bottom, and I took 3 or 4 'days off' - like my birthday - where I just ate whatever. There is at least 1 day this week where I couldn't bear to continue to keep track. I think it was on the unlimited planter's cocktail peanuts that I quit tracking. Oh sure, I felt guilty enough the next day to try and fill in... Wed, 17 Sep 2008 17:28:02 EST Whoo! A Monday with no gain! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1422376 Alright, it was only a 2/10 drop... but it was NOT a gain! And this after a weekend of not working out. :-) I am following that goal line right along. Mon, 25 Aug 2008 19:51:57 EST You Can't Go Back Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1420389 After 3 months of diet, with only one "pizza and beer" night a month or so ago, we went out for pizza to celebrate the end of dh's dieting contest. I couldn't enjoy it. It was sad. Maybe it was just that I didn't like the pizza. Who knows. <BR> <BR> On another tack, today is Sunday, and I've been having a pretty steady drop with only 1 small rise the day after aforementioned pizza. (I wonder if it's sodium; I did NOT eat enough to gain 1/2 pound from.) We will see if tomorrow is another Mon... Sun, 24 Aug 2008 22:08:29 EST Another Monday, Another Rise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1408681 Looking at all the bumps in my weight graph, I notice that the minimum is always on a Sunday. Even if I've been in a "bump" all week, I hit the low on Sunday. And then Monday is back up. So, it's no surprise that after yesterday's low of 127.5, I am back up to 129. <BR> <BR> The odd thing is, I don't know what I do on a weekend to achieve that! It's not like I eat any differently on Saturday than on any other day of the week, and I don't do alcohol on Saturday evenings to account for being ... Mon, 18 Aug 2008 18:00:35 EST It's 120s-land http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1400583 Breaking my usual history of only blogging when I'm disgusted, I have to say that I got into the 120's (which I haven't seen for a few years) and have stayed there for 3 days. Granted, it's the high 120's. The very high 120's. <BR> <BR> And the other excitement is, having nothing clean and very well fitting to wear today, I dug into a storage bin where I had old clothes packed. I figured they'd still be too tight to actually wear, like the capri's that I dug out the other day were. Surprise... Thu, 14 Aug 2008 09:21:58 EST Whooooo... the other side of 130! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1393020 Granted, not MUCH on the other side of 130, but it's been a year since I saw a 2 in that 10's place. We'll see if it lasts of if it's one of those preview weights. <BR> <BR> I was just analyzing the last time I had a fairly steady loss for a week (as opposed to my 132 plateau) and realized that in that time I did fall inside the calorie range every day, and not below it. So, there is that consideration. There's also the consideration that in the gym yesterday, I did the cardio at a higher p... Sun, 10 Aug 2008 22:10:10 EST Broke out of 132-hell http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1387161 Yay! Yesterday's strategy seems to have worked. Today I dropped a pound. I'm theorizing that it was from not eating before I worked out, which gave me a (temporary) deficit of calories for the day. Or maybe it was just time. Or maybe I'm jumping the gun and I'll be right back up near 132 again tomorrow! <BR> <BR> At any rate, I did the same thing though not as extreme today. Where yesterday I skipped both breakfast and lunch before the workout, today I only skipped lunch. Thu, 7 Aug 2008 15:50:58 EST 132 Quicksand http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1385082 Still stuck, see? After a low of 131 on 7/31, I've been cruising between 131 and 132 for 7 days! So far, I've been doing everything "right," to no avail. Today it snapped. I skipped breakfast and lunch, worked out in the afternoon (just cardio) and had half of a protein bar mid afternoon. Wed, 6 Aug 2008 17:22:43 EST Jumping the track again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1382773 Again, I'm stuck for no reason. For 3 days, the scale has been stalled at the same weight. I say I don't care, but in fact, I'm digging out every other scale I can lay hands on to try and get a better weight. This time, I do believe it's added muscle that's causing the weight stabilization... I threw on a lounge shift the other night, and the difference in fit is amazing. So... while I'll still be impatiently waiting (weighting?) for that next big poundage step down, I'm not too unhappy or de... Tue, 5 Aug 2008 17:03:31 EST Back on Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1365239 After that surge on pizza and beer night (I still can't get over that large a jump over one lousy day!!) I am finally back on track and even with my goal line. <BR> <BR> And about time, too. I've been working out 6 days per week! And for the past week or so, I haven't gone over 1400 cal. Some overly nice person told me that I was probably just gaining muscle. (Uh huh... 3 pounds of muscle in one day. I must have had an implant I don't remember!) But it did inspire me to add another measurem... Mon, 28 Jul 2008 18:19:31 EST Beer Magic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1343380 A few weeks back I saw, in the "secret ingredient" thread, a guy who said that beer was a secret ingredient. You can't loose weight while you drink it. I am now inclined to give him a high five. <BR> <BR> This week, with dh gone on business, I decided that me and the kid could spluge Tuesday with a pizza night. I went way over my calorie limit. The following night, I went 100 calories over, and that total included several beers. Last night, I wasn't over at all, but again, the total include... Fri, 18 Jul 2008 15:22:53 EST To Weigh or Not to Weigh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1324201 <em>192</em> <em>234</em> <BR> So, since husband replaced old scale, I've been using his new one, which I have suspected for some time was a few pounds too low. Now he's moved that into a location that's more convenient for him in the morning (the stupid new one beeps loudly enough to wake me from the next room!). Great by me, EXCEPT that since I've been using the new one, going back to the old will make it look as though I've gained a few pounds. This should not bother me, but it does. <... Thu, 10 Jul 2008 09:11:32 EST Strength Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1320858 I am playing blog catch up from starting so late, but if I don't make a record I will forget. <BR> <BR> I got started on strength training just last week, when a kindly older man (who is a center employee) took me on an orientation program, and set up a casual "program" of training. I have not yet decided whether to do every day, with an upper body workout one day and a lower the next, or go with every other day with a full body workout both times. I did not think that time would be a const... Tue, 8 Jul 2008 20:53:21 EST