PEANUTSMOM96's SparkPeople Blog PEANUTSMOM96's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Two, two days ah ah ah ahhh Two days in a row I dragged my but to the gym for some fitness, tracked my nutrition and day one for tracking water. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I could have made better choices while eating but happy I tracked it all. <BR> <BR> Now for a good night of sleep. I slept so good last night. Didn't wake at all! Hope to do it again :0) sweet dreams Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:41:50 EST Back at it, all focused and stuff... for now (and forever I hope) So today I was extra good as far as tracking goes. Still have ways to go as far as the decisions I make. One step at a time. <BR> <BR> Got back to the gym and made an effort to finish goals on fitbit. Had 4.95 miles and walked more to get over five. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Logged my nutrition for second day. Obviously need to make better choices but stayed in calorie range so it's a start. <BR> ... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:39:45 EST Seriously, I'm an unorganized mess, even this blog is a mess. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm ready. I'm going through craft supplies and making my own version of the following. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm done with excuses. <BR> I'm done being whatever with where I am. <BR> I'm not self hating or anything. <BR> I'm not comfortable but I might be. Anyone understand what I mean? Like y... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:54:22 EST A.M.A. vs D. - Is it the same thing or different I have had a quote in my kitchen for years and while I always hoped it would encourage me on my journey not just here on Spark but other endeavors as well. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When you compare definitions from dictionary I wonder if I need to change it. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I think all I need is determinati... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:04:50 EST Portion Control tips I'm gonna try Found this on Pinterest. Thought it might help others. <BR><BR>ss/amp51036/healthy-cleanse/ <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:25:31 EST What's a girl to do? The bar across the street finally shuts down and silence fills the night. No more music and chatter, the karaoke machine is off. <BR> <BR> Snuggled in bed I can open the window and allow the cool breeze in. It's a beautiful 57 degree night in March. <BR> <BR> I drift to a place I've longed to be for hours. Dancing on the edge of sleep a sharp bwup bwup cuts the night and startles me awake. <BR> <BR> Toss and turn for a while. <BR> What's a girl to do? <BR> <BR> Finish a book, that's wh... Mon, 14 Mar 2016 04:36:25 EST Day 32 - wow, what a month Well, I survived January. Peanut is moved in to Canada from U.S. I'm emotionally settling through it but so excited for the opportunity she is being given. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am still creating habits, I totally craved veggies while I was travelling and didn't always have access to them. I think not being able to track hurt me too (no data / internet at times). I also missed the gym, felt so good... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 22:31:14 EST why I prefer paper <em>149</em> <em>387</em> <BR> <BR> I finally figured out exactly why I prefer paper books over reading on a tablet or phone or other. <BR> <BR> I've read a couple books on the Nook App. <BR> I'm reading one on the Kindle App now. <BR> <BR> I'm getting to the juicy part. I feel the climax building. Something important is about to be revealed... I know it! but I can' look at the stack of pages in my right hand that are left to read. I can't judge how many pages left. I am suddenly ... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 02:25:35 EST Day 27 - it's even worse So try to eat healthy and get in fitness and ugh tracking it all can be a struggle. <BR> <BR> I've been getting pretty good at it. Focusing and making good choices. <BR> <BR> Throw in.a vacation.... blah. <BR> <BR> Getting fitness is going okay.. ish. I miss the gym. Been getting better than I expected steps in. <BR> <BR> Nutrition has Bern my.struggle and I think not tracking is the culprit. Not always around internet. <BR> <BR> I'm trying though. I haven't said chuck it all, not ca... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 23:04:40 EST Day 21 - zzzzzzzzzz Still tired from before, busy day, more to come. <BR> Didn't eat healthy but stayed in calorie range. <BR> Not enough water. <BR> <BR> I'm too sleepy care. Sweet Dreams SparkFriends <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 22:38:40 EST Day 20 - kiks and crazy and reports I got new kiks and took them to the gym. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Peanut and friends drove me crazy which made the dogs extra crazy but good times were had. They dressed up all anime cute like for part of the day which included mall or whatever they took off and did lol. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have been poking around... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 03:00:11 EST Day 19 - need to step it up <img src=""> <img src=""> Tue, 19 Jan 2016 22:19:43 EST Day 18 - brr but beautiful <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well, single digit weather didn't stop me :0) <BR> Stay warm, stay cool, stay focused :0) HUGS Mon, 18 Jan 2016 23:48:30 EST Day 17- feeling cold but good It is currently nine degrees here in central Ohio. My apartment just doesn't seem to be keeping any heat :( oh well. Happy winter :0) <BR> <BR> I am feeling pretty good though. Got fitness in, stayed in calorie range (which is super impressive because I had supper at my parents). <BR> <BR> Any way, hope anyone reading this had a great day. :0) HUGS <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 17 Jan 2016 22:54:16 EST Day 16 - rest and success Relaxing day with naps but ate right and went to gym. <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 16 Jan 2016 23:26:43 EST Day 15 - better Well, stayed in goal range and got my fitness in. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Guess SparkPeople decided to reward me. <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 15 Jan 2016 21:25:30 EST Day 11 - another fail <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Mon, 11 Jan 2016 22:31:19 EST Day Ten - water success <img src=""> <img src=""> Sun, 10 Jan 2016 22:44:42 EST Day Nine - what a day Started day moving boxes of Peanuts stuff from storage unit. Spent four plus hours removing old and installing new dishwasher at parents place, gym and now to help Peanut with boxes and sleep. <BR> <BR> I do wish SparkPeople would have a six to eight glass of water goal instead of just eight. I can do six regularly but eight is just to much. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=" Sat, 9 Jan 2016 22:55:12 EST Day Eight - Yay! Went to gym today - yay! <BR> Came in under calories. I'm calling it a yay. I was planning on having ice cream sundae. Had one bite and said ick. It tasted awful. Guess eating healthy is working :0) I'm having mug of cinnamon hibiscus tea with honey instead. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> Sat, 9 Jan 2016 00:09:04 EST Day Seven - Rest <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sparky had a fatty tissue removed. <BR> Haley has a hot spot. <BR> I'm gonna be bruised up from cones. <BR> Because my fur babies needed me I took a day of rest. <BR> <BR> Thu, 7 Jan 2016 22:59:31 EST Day Six - Sweat and Short Whew, I actually sweat and am sore today. <BR> Feel good about my day. <BR> Phone or SparkPeople are giving me fits uploading photos so this is it. Sweet Dreams :0) Thu, 7 Jan 2016 00:07:19 EST Day Five - off schedule <img src=""> <BR> Not sure how I feel about working out so late. I have been trying to get on a schedule where I go to bed earlier. Glad I went but kinda awake now (and hungry). I have been eating a decent breakfast, doing what I need to, working out, eating a hearty lunch, doing what I need to (when warm enough walking dogs), decent lunch, doing stuff, maybe a small snack. Oh well, lesson learned. <BR> <img src=... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 00:36:46 EST Day Four - class and more I didn't spend as much time at gym as I wanted but got some spend good time with nephew instead. I have a hike planned for tomorrow so it will balance out :0) <BR> <BR> I took a class on how to use some equipment. I look forward to going back and doing again :0) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Temperatures are below freezing and I hate taking dogs and / or kids out if I don't have to. Not meeting step requireme... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 20:47:18 EST Day Three - rest-ish <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Doing okay on calorie range and getting fitness in but could make better choices. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Declared today a rest day and treat day. <BR> Oh well, I feel good about what I've done and / or not done. Not proud, but okay with it. <BR> <BR> Guess this is what they call baby steps. <BR> I'm jus... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 21:52:17 EST Day Two, smile... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Jan 2016 21:39:24 EST 01/01/16 - new year, new gym, new me ... yada yada. Many are discussing what they are going to do. I'm going to talk about what I did. <BR> <BR> I started day by resetting my goals and streaks (except my log in spins streak, got a pretty good one going hehe). <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Then I updated my sparkpage. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I walked my fu... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 22:56:54 EST To buy or not to buy, that is the question. <img src=""> Mon, 28 Dec 2015 17:55:43 EST To reset or not to reset, that is the question. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm debating on resetting goals and trackers. I've been debating on this for a couple months. <BR> <BR> Part if me doesn't want to give up work and streaks accomplished. Even though it shouldn't really count. I have to admit there were days when I spun the wheel and did nothing else. I've figured out that you don't have to be honest about tracking. Log a glass of water and POOF, streak is ... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 11:07:29 EST 12/20 meh So I hardly ate all day so I could eat out with family for dinner. I know, not the smartest or healthiest thing but I was able to indulge and stay in calorie range. I say worth it. Made mostly good choices till dessert but split it with Peanut. Any way, it was pretty good day. Had a decent walk with dogs in addition to food range so feeling better about things than yesterday. Hope everyone is having a happy day. Hugs :0) Sun, 20 Dec 2015 21:47:42 EST 12/19 maybe March Well, I think if I burrow into my home and don't go out, don't have any one over, only buy limited planned food, don't do anything outside of a rigid plan I can do this. If I am introduced to anything else I fail, epically. I'm thinking of giving up till March when I can isolate myself some and get into routine. Sat, 19 Dec 2015 23:03:02 EST 12/18 I gave up I didn't do anything right today, no walking, no tracking, no eating right, I didn't do anything right. I did get to spend some quality time with my Peanut though. Tomorrow will be a better day, especially since I found my water bottle. I'm such a baby about it but I enjoy my water now. Hugs all :0) Fri, 18 Dec 2015 23:03:18 EST 12/17 spiral Epic fail today. I did walk dogs but didn't drink water, didn't eat right and should have done much more. I think.I know where this is coming from but not sure how to combat it. My kiddo is back from.visiting grandparents for a few weeks. Peanut has a small business online doing digital art. Spends a lot if time sitting. I think I am trying to spend time the way I can and being sedentary is messing me up especially since I'm starting to refocus. Thu, 17 Dec 2015 22:24:29 EST 12/16 ugh, well didn't eat planned meals, didn't track all food, didn't make it to.gym did walk dogs, did stay a focused and made healthier food choices, Knee still a mess but I'm working through it. No other choice. Had bad knees since fourth grade and car accident made one really bad. Doc talking about steps to take. Had xray, supposed to get mri but can't right now. Anyway, hope y'all did better than me :0) Wed, 16 Dec 2015 19:05:48 EST 12/15 day two Skipped gym today, knee could barely handle basic walking today. Going to start with every other day at first. I am under in calories but I'm not hungry. I've eaten good meals, lot's of veggies, and a few sweet snacks. Oh well, I think sp wants me to eat too much anyway lol Sweet Dreams Sparkers Tue, 15 Dec 2015 22:32:47 EST 12/14 day one of seriousness <img src=""> I went to gym today. 30 minutes on bike. I could have done more but my knee couldn't. Mon, 14 Dec 2015 23:23:45 EST Getting serious 12/13/15 Gym membership started .... check Filtering 32oz water bottle ... check Meals planned/shopped for.. check I'm ready. My goal this week is to go to gym every day, eat as planned, drink my water, and sleep well. Sun, 13 Dec 2015 16:39:27 EST Picture shows about half of it all <img src=""> Love my family and friends but why is it when a loved one passes everyone wants to give you stuff from their homes. I have a family history of hoarding and I struggle too. I think because I am aware of it I make more if an effort to manage it. I have my things, like all do, and I have a pattern. I, without noticing, collect up whatever ( book, junk mail, and clutter are my big ones ). Bring mail in set... Sun, 6 Dec 2015 09:25:14 EST Brr, oww, ugh <img src=""> Last temps dipped below freezing by almost ten degrees. That happens and my knee hurts worse. Ugh, so frustrating because it has warmed just over freezing but I'm hurting and limping. Knee hurting so bad my ankle and hip hurt too. Sat, 5 Dec 2015 13:54:20 EST Affording Medicine I recently lost a my job, kinda glad because that place stressed me out and my doctor says I already look healthier and younger for it. My concern is I haven't found anything else yet and am thinking of finishing school first (just a few classes left for a bachelor degree). I have money in the bank to live but how can I keep cost down.on medication and afford to continue to see my doctor for necessary checkups? I am due for all my annuals including mammogram. I don't want to blow savings on a... Thu, 3 Dec 2015 08:08:47 EST Amazing what you can do... ... when kids are out of the house. Finally getting place cleaned up just the way I want it. I'm going to have to send them away more often. Now if my parents could take furry kids for a day I could clean up the hair lol. Guess you need something to remind you are home. Hugs :0) Wed, 2 Dec 2015 12:55:43 EST Frustrated with former employer Ugh, I have recently separated from the company I was working for. Been two weeks of bliss as I did not enjoy my last seven of ten years there. Every year got worse. Trying to get information about pension, insurance etc is just as miserable. It is taking all I have not to publicly state name of company and be honest about it all. Anyway just wanted to vent. Thanks for listening. Hugs all :0) Tue, 1 Dec 2015 14:56:11 EST Seriously, who did this and why??! <img src=""> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 07:07:14 EST I would love this! Can I do this for my groceries and rent? <img src=""> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 07:04:59 EST the funny thing about change is One change (say getting laid off from a job you haven't enjoyed in years and was nothing but stress) leads to others. I actually tracked nutrition today and made better choices this morning. Not great but better. Sun, 15 Nov 2015 09:42:37 EST He's got high hopes! Wed, 28 Oct 2015 10:04:23 EST Actual conversation With my fifth grade nephew. First off I can't believe he has texting app on a tablet. Secondly, really! Crushing and dating??? I'm glad I grew up in simple days. I'm also glad I waited to give my daughter a phone when she was.older and texting the latter years of high school. <img src=""> I did excuse myself from conversation so he could get back to her. Wed, 7 Oct 2015 07:00:13 EST Any Offer I Can't Refuse I'm not sure which one to choose. Any advice? <img src=""> Tue, 29 Sep 2015 06:10:52 EST Love It!! <img src=""> Sun, 27 Sep 2015 21:39:52 EST Not Working<BR>ll-asleep-in-under-1-minute-every-night/ Thu, 24 Sep 2015 23:32:29 EST