PAMSBUG's SparkPeople Blog PAMSBUG's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Horrible day---- I had such a horrible day......... emotionally my body is drained. I even hit McDs today which I never do I am up 6-7 lbs and frustrated with my back issues and the fact I can only walk for exercise any more. Then you have a man giving you pills to loose weight and saying who cares about the side effects if it works UGHHHHH <BR> <BR> I started this journey because I wanted to grow old and be able to move still with my arthritis and health issues-- yes losing weight is a plus because I am so ... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 22:06:14 EST My December Challenge to myself....... My GOAL is 100 Miles of walking......... Today is Dec. 6th I am proud to say I have in drum roll please............... <em>201</em> 27.5 miles <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I am excited that this week I have kept my promise to myself to move a tad bit more every month. By Sunday I should have in another 10 miles!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone takes the time to end this year STRONG <em>23</em> and start on a wonderful note for 2013. <BR> I know my arthritis Thanks me along w... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 11:51:44 EST My Grandson <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Me & Andy Jr Wed, 21 Nov 2012 13:38:58 EST 50-100 Mile Dec My plan is to walk 50-100 miles in Dec to keep my weight down over the holidays anyone else wanna join me to encourage each other? I thought 4-5 miles a day should cover it!! <BR> <BR> Enjoy Your Thanksgiving all-- Onward to DEC Soon (((((HUGS)))) <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <em>426</em> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 21:19:26 EST What is your why?? What's your why.......................?? <BR> <BR> Why are you here? What was your goal? Have you achieved it yet? <BR> <BR> Jillian Michaels says “If you have a why,, you can tolerate any HOW”-- I truly believe this. <BR> <BR> My why is a healthier life, weight loss and to help my arthritis. I never dreamt that I could lose 15 lbs and 15 inches, I never believed that I could run again or endure Jillian Michaels workouts but I can. <BR> <BR> For every journey we need a why, it has taken... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 15:39:04 EST PLUS SIZE MODEL <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I think she is beautiful and she is one size larger than me................... :-) Wed, 14 Nov 2012 21:09:19 EST Update....... and being Thankful Here are a few updates........ my back is better to the point I was walking finally yesterday. YAY!! <BR> <BR> My grandson is doing great should be home right after the holiday. YAY!! <BR> <BR> I am tired but back on track have a bad few days while down at hospital but really watching what I eat and extra water because I have been unable to exercise except taking care of grandchildren and I know that is exercise. Still haven't looked at the scale YAY!! <BR> <BR> I should be back at normal ... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:08:12 EST Food Daily guide Reminder <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Breakfast 175 Calories still digesting don't eat anything till LUNCH :) <em>4</em> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> McDonalds Snack wrap BBQ Grilled chicken on way to Hospital. 250 Calories Don't Eat anything till dinner!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Dinner 517 Calories Don't eat anything till tomorrow!... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 08:43:32 EST Starting a Spark Streak.............. The Scale I will start tomorrow my Streak to the use of NO SCALE till I fit into my size 12 Jeans. <BR> <BR> It does amaze me how much emphasis I put on the scale ; do I want to stay in check you betcha............. But, it just seems like I have put to much on that number so I am going cold turkey going to be hard because I check it many times a week LOL <BR> <BR> I am hoping by end of Jan I will be in those 12's Then look out world there will be No stopping me hehehe <BR> <BR> Off to achieve anoth... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 15:24:08 EST OH YA!! Do The dance !! Oh YA!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> It's Gone PEEPS Left in the dust Oh ya!! I am at 174.4 and FEEL Great today. <BR> I am gonna do my Strength Training and then a walk today Yesterday I took a Rest day. <BR> <BR> I also need to put up chairs for the storm and do some light cleaning. <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT and Wonderful Day......... Mine can't get any better!! <BR> <em>334</em> Sun, 28 Oct 2012 08:07:29 EST Still not down .... but never giving up!! I still have not lost that pesky pound I wonder what it is waiting for hmmmm Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas......... Maybe Next Thursday...... Well whatever day it decides it is time to leave and stick to someone else I have decided that I am not getting on the scale till after I get into my size 12 Jeans just sitting there hanging out waiting on me to say .... WHOOO RAWWWW <BR> <BR> My goal is totally a size 8 bu I will be happy with 10's some day :-) and size Medium shirts always du... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 09:29:57 EST My first NSV Blog Since I have started my journey I have noticed that my eyes have only ever been on the prize the end in site...... Just this weekend I had a chance to look inside me for a change and see the Non Scale Victories I have had over the past few months and I can not believe that there are so many. <BR> <BR> Most of us focus on that end and I feel until we notice the others we may just be STUCK in going through the motions. We have to also do the mental work along with the physical work. Mind you I... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 08:25:56 EST That pesky POUND dang nab it!! So I do get upset once in awhile............... <BR> <BR> I was sure hoping to see 175 by the end of my first Month here, I had a few bad days but I picked myself up and brushed myself off. <BR> <BR> But it just aggravates me about the one little pound; I recall when I was at 180 and I so wanted to hit 179 and 179 grrr and that stupid little pound wouldn't come off either took like 2-3 weeks but finally I seen the light of day "ahhhhhh" there it was in all its glory 179 whoot whooot so I kn... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:31:06 EST One Month............ I have been on Sparkpeople for One month. In that time I have lost 5 lbs my goal is in sight and I will never give up. <BR> I have also bought the book and the Cookbook just this past week. <BR> I have learned many things in one month, like Rome wasn't built in a day............ I did jump in and then after 3 weeks slowed myself down. I know I can walk many many miles, I know my knee still aches from the joint pain but I also know I am in it for the long haul and maybe 3 months from now I wil... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 14:24:34 EST Why Purple for October I know most people add pink in for October for Breast Cancer............ I decided to do Purple for Domestic Violence. So many are still in the dark, refuse to even acknowledged that there is an issue at all. Even many law enforcement turn a blind eye because it is so hard to get involved. <BR> <BR> I am a survivor and maybe someday here I may tell my story. I am hoping that I SPARK in interest and help even one people or maybe more to either get involved; or maybe get the help they need to... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 07:50:03 EST Adding in miles Yesterday I did 7 miles ............ I dug out my 5 mile fast DVD (12 min mile) and did 2 then hit my menu and started from the beginning to actually do 7. Today I will attempt to do 3 mile walk and Pilates then my strength training DVD "tone every inch" . <BR> Later my daughter needs a ride to the DR. she is having problems with this pregnancy. <BR> Have a great day and lets all try to make this the best day we can. Thu, 4 Oct 2012 07:16:53 EST Working out today I challenged myself and found another of Leslie Sansone's Videos with Pilates -- It was a great 3 mile and AB workout. I feel wonderful and I will be using this one twice per week to change up my routines a bit. I usually do a 3 mile then 4 mile then a 5 mile (12 min mile) dvd 6-7 days a week. I believe I am ready to get moving in different aspects. I will continue to walk but add in more ab workouts and strength training routines and post when I find really great ones for beginners of these ... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 09:51:13 EST