PEACHTEACH50's SparkPeople Blog PEACHTEACH50's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Does anyone else feel this way? I have a strange problem. I am ALWAYS hungry. I eat breakfast and immediately I am hungry. I eat lunch and I am hungry. This doesn't happen as much when I am at work but at home I am starving all of the time! <BR> <BR> I had a physical and everything is fine...sugar, thyroid etc. I am tending to think it is emotional hunger or maybe even boredom. Does anyone else have this problem? What do you do besides eat all day????? <BR> <BR> Thanks for listening! Sat, 24 Nov 2012 17:25:33 EST Beautiful day and so grateful Walking on the beach this morning I was thinking about how blessed I am to be in such a wonderful country and wonderful family. It's so great having the kids (20 and 16) together with us. I know that it won't be long until my daughter is off on her own and not able to join us for these family times. I am really going to enjoy the time we have together and try not to focus on the food. <BR> <BR> It's so great to be back on spark and feel accountable for my choices. Thanks for being here. <... Wed, 21 Nov 2012 07:38:07 EST It's been awhile... I am sparking again! Its been a rough couple of months. I have been eating with absolutely no control. I have ot been exercising. I have been making excuses. And I feel physically awful. <BR> <BR> I know that if I don't start practicing some self control, the holidays will be terrible for my health and weight. <BR> <BR> I hate starting over. It makes me feel like a failure. But I guess failure would be ignoring the problem and continuing what I've been doing. <BR> <BR> It's interes... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 07:30:15 EST I'm Baaaack! After a little break, I'm sparkin again! I've missed the community and accountability. Had a great summer and school has been nuts. I haven't been eating well, and havent really exercised much either. I am ready to start again! <BR> <BR> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 08:03:27 EST Back from a LONG vacation! Just got back from a 2 week vacation in California and Washington state! It was amazing but I ended up gaining 4 lbs...guess thats not too bad, considering we ate out almost every meal! <BR> <BR> I just have to get back in the right mindset. School starts back on Monday so that will provide some structure too. <BR> <BR> Heres to a new start! Sat, 28 Jul 2012 21:29:07 EST Thinking about Freedom... When I think about what freedom means to me, it means being able to pursue any path I desire...and that includes my weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> I have freedom to take care of the ONE body God gave me, <BR> I also have the freedom to abuse it with the wrong choices. <BR> <BR> I have the freedom to MOVE...walk, run, jog,... <BR> I also have the freedom to sit on the couch and do NOTHING... <BR> <BR> Nobody is telling me what I MUST do with my health. But I know what I MUST do to live a ... Wed, 4 Jul 2012 08:14:14 EST 15 inactive days can make you think! Well I think my ankle is almost healed. This has been an interesting couple of weeks. I have had time to really reflect on things during my less-active 15 days! I have realized that: <BR> - I want to be healthy and mobile. I could not imagine being severely limited on a permanent basis due to problems that could be avoided by being at a healthy weight. <BR> <BR> -Pain is no fun, especially in the joints. Therefore, I need to get rid of this weight that puts excess stress on them. <BR> ... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 08:57:30 EST Does anyone else have these 2 problems? OK, I am noticing a pattern.... here goes... <BR> <BR> Problem #1- When I am eating correctly I keep on having the urge to shop. Online, offline, consignment, etc. When I am eating like there's no tomorrow, the urge is much less. Wondering if I am transferring something...hmmmmm.. <BR> <BR> Problem #2- I stay on plan all day, and around 9 pm I blow it. Most of the time I am still within my ranges, but I just can't stop eating. I think I need to go to bed around 8! But in the summer I ... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 08:15:59 EST Fun with my adult daughter and some thoughts... Yesterday was really fun. My daughter Erika is going to be 20 next month and goes to college in Nashville...she is home for the summer and is working, so we have not had much time to connect. Yesterday we went to see the "Bodies" exhibit in downtown atlanta and went shopping afterwards. We ac <img src="">tually got along all day, which those of you with adult daughters will appreciate as a rare occurance. Not even bickering! <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 08:40:22 EST My husband is my hero. I just have to write why my husband of 28 years is my hero in my weight loss efforts. <BR> Everyone in my family is very overweight and unhealthy. I married a man with unbelieveable discipline and drive to be his best. We are both 50 and yesterday he completed a 115 mile bike ride in the mountains of Tennessee. He works out 5 days a week at 5 am before work. He eats very healthy, but enjoys food immensely in moderation,He is an inspiration to me and an example for our kids, who are also... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 10:02:40 EST Cans and Can'ts of my ankle injury I can't: Work out to the level I would like, power walk. <BR> <BR> I can: <BR> drink my water <BR> do a chair workout <BR> do a resistance workout <BR> stay within my calorie range <BR> have a POSITIVE attitude <BR> not get frustrated if I gain weight this week. I have been very inactive so I need to expect it. <BR> <BR> can list is pretty long! I am going to make it a great day. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 08:49:36 EST A challenge.... Well, I sprained my ankle and am laid up on the couch. It has derailed my workouts and now I am getting really down about it. I'm wondering how long it will be before I can get back into my routine. <BR> <BR> Hey I know there are much worse problems to have but this is annoying.... <em>24</em> Sat, 9 Jun 2012 19:59:45 EST Rules for a Teacher's Summer OK, so now the summer really begins. I need some rules to follow (yes, I am a 2nd grade teacher!) <BR> 1. Every day is NOT a weekend just because I am not working! <BR> 2. Because of above rule, I will limit my wine intake to REAL weekends only(this is the hardest rule for me....I LOVE my cold crisp white wine in the summer!) <BR> 3. Cookout does not mean pig out. <BR> 4. Watermelon is mostly water but still has calories (I ate half of one yesterday!) <BR> 5. Staying up late does not mean rai... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 09:39:24 EST what a beautiful day in the ATL! Wow...70 degrees in June! I feel like I'm in California! <BR> <BR> I'm about to walk to the Y and exercise for 30 mins. My husband and son return today from the beach. <BR> <BR> Tonight a bbq at our pool...more temptation. Sumer is so hard for me. I can do it though! Sat, 2 Jun 2012 12:28:59 EST Home from beach and a little depressed... I had a great time at the beach, and really worked hard to eat right and do my exercise...stayed within my calorie range, on the scale and I am up 2 pounds. I know it could be something I ate, etc but it doesn't make sense. <BR> <BR> Sometimes it's just so hard and goes so slow. I know all of you can relate. <BR> <BR> I'm off to the gym this morning and will make this a great day. Geting my hair cut and colored today so that will be a lift in spirits. <BR> <BR> I have to look... Fri, 1 Jun 2012 08:21:51 EST day 5-shopping and fun Went to charleston today...for lunch we went to a deli and ordered sandwiches to take to the park to eat. I got a roast beef and told them to leave off the ciabatta bread and sub wheat bread (it was so yummy!) and leave off the cheese. <BR> <BR> Then we went to a frozen yogurt place and I opted for fresh fruit on it over candy, etc. <BR> <BR> I feel great about my choices. Plus we walked around for 4 hours straight. <BR> <BR> Here's to a great day! Tue, 29 May 2012 17:11:24 EST day 4- a cloudy rainy but great start to my day... well the weather is crappy here...windy and cloudy...but my hubby, daughter and I took a long walk on the beach, then biked for an hour. I'm actually really doing well so far. There was a cocktail party last night and I drank too much wine but my eating stayed pretty under control. <BR> <BR> I've been drinking TONS of water here...I feel pretty good so far. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 28 May 2012 12:45:03 EST summer day 3-a rainy beach day! Well day one at the beach is a wash...literlly. Tropical storm here at Kiawah Island...but ltos of time to read and blog! Sun, 27 May 2012 10:45:35 EST summer day 2 Off to the and stress....I'll be blogging every day to share my family drama and food drama! <BR> <BR> Wish me luck! <em>198</em> Sat, 26 May 2012 08:03:00 EST summer day 1- a little nervous As I said before I have a love/hate relationship with my summer break as a teacher. First, I have a problem with lack of structure. I think that it would help to make a daily schedule so that I get some structure in my summer. <BR> <BR> Also its the constant availability of food. Both kids are home, thus more temptations. At school I can control my eating during the day and also control more what comes in the house. My daughter is 20 and buys her own food and sometimes it is NOT what I ... Fri, 25 May 2012 05:33:14 EST Love/Hate relationship with Summer... I always have trouble in the summer. Because I am a teacher, my school year is very structured. When summer comes, everything is so loosy goosy! Soooo.. my eating tends to get that way too. <BR> <BR> I have always gained weight in the summer. I am determined this summer to be down 10 pounds by the beginning of school in the fall (well, summer....July 30th we go back!). I need to make a plan for accomplishing this. <BR> <BR> The problem is that we are travelling quite a bit this summer a... Sun, 20 May 2012 08:49:26 EST proud of me! I went to a cinco de mayo party last night...make a whole plate of brownies. Not as many folks showed up so at the end of the party I got some ziploc bags and made take home bags for everyone. I am really proud that I didn't take them home. <BR> <BR> Of course my teenage kids are angry at me (they wanted the brownies...but Iknow who would end up eating them all...MOM!) but so what??? <BR> <BR> Just very proud of myself. woo hoo! Sun, 6 May 2012 09:05:06 EST "diet" that all my co workers are doing... It's by a guy named Jorje cruise ... there is a 3 day diet and my friend has lost 6 lbs in 3 days. <BR> <BR> It's basically a very low calorie low carb deal. I'm wondering if it could jump start my weight loss... <BR> <BR> sounds too good to be true! Tue, 17 Apr 2012 17:39:03 EST Chocolate for breakfast for weight loss???? Well today I am home from school (I'm a second grade teacher) with massive stomach cramps and feel really nauseous(no, I'm not pregnant!). <BR> <BR> I just heard on the today show that chocolate for breakfast helps you lose weight! How weird and wonderful is that? They suggested that you put chocolate chips in your oatmeal or melt it on your toast! <BR> <BR> WOW <em>4</em> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 09:07:52 EST ate way too much today! Good news: I ate really healthfully till dinner <BR> bad news: from dinner on it was not so great...coconut cake, wine, coffee cake, baked brie cheese... <BR> my tummy hurts! Sun, 8 Apr 2012 21:17:18 EST I think I finally get it... OK, I'm not losing weight quickly. In fact it's ridiculously in 10 lbs in 100 days slow. But I can eat this way ther rest of my life! <BR> <BR> I can be at my goal sometime in the future...and along the way I'm getting healthier each day. No more worries. Just living and eating one day at a time. <BR> <BR> I GET IT!!!!!! <em>244</em> Sat, 7 Apr 2012 07:45:53 EST Weight loss surgery for teens? What do you think? Hmmm...just saw a piece on the TOday show on teens having weight loss surgery... <BR> <BR> These teens were 16 and over 300 lbs...I don't know how I feel about this...part of me thinks it is a good idea for the morbidly obese teens who have permanently altered their metabolism already. Also they lack the maturity to do what it takes to lose weight sensibly. <BR> <BR> If it were my daughter or son, what would i do??? Wed, 4 Apr 2012 08:16:37 EST slow and steady... I will not get discouraged when i don't lose weight every week. I am on a downward trend and this is what is important. <BR> <BR> When I see other ppl losing quickly it frustrates me, but I know that this is the only way to make permanent changes. <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 Apr 2012 08:49:52 EST