POEDAUGHTER7's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=POEDAUGHTER7 POEDAUGHTER7'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/ Weight Watchers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6429892 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b2759acb-0f76-45b1-9ab5-6576c7835bd0.jpg"> <BR> Made it to my first Weight Watchers meeting this week. Lost two pounds! Thu, 9 Nov 2017 22:24:33 EST Joined Weight Watchers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6427994 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5cb2c42d-71a6-4a30-907a-7303e146d9e4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Joined Weight Watchers and am going to my first meeting Sunday. This time I am really going to do it! Stupid Halloween candy, I ate waaaayyy too much. I will need to work it off as of now. Many people go on a health kick in January, but in November is when the bulk of the damage gets done. Sat, 4 Nov 2017 01:22:42 EST Still on the diet plan. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410131 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/651152b0-7351-4f7f-948f-9102a0fbc111.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> So far I have been back in College class hours at Tyler College for a month now. I got into honors society making all A grades on the classes I did not need to drop. I also wrote a new book that is published on Amazon. I have been on the Alli diet plan and diet pills for 11 months non-stop since November of 2016. 11 full months three pills daily without even one skipped week. I... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 17:11:31 EST Apple Cider Diet Start. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400012 I have been on the Alli diet plan and diet pills for ten months non-stop since November of 2016. Ten full months three pills daily without even one skipped week. Now I am adding the Apple Cider diet to it. You drink 2 table spoons of unpasteurized Cider twice daily before meals and research says you lose more weight. Plus going to the gym or outdoor jogging two hours daily as always. Lets see if I can drop dress sizes by Halloween! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2... Tue, 15 Aug 2017 03:27:37 EST Pokemon Raids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379900 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7bb8389c-f435-4661-b37b-c84c57d295df.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Pokemon Raids updated this week. For all the fans of the fitness and walking game Pokemon Go check it out. Also, join the group listed on my profile page. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 11:10:08 EST Change parking lot. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377672 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aa88b51a-9450-4fb4-9c9d-7fcb0e4aec90.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Having a change my parking lot sort of a day. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 23:05:31 EST Down a pound. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377224 Poedaughter7 Lost 0.5 lbs since last weighing in! Poedaughter7's lost 14.5 lbs so far. Woot, down a bit since I re-started class. The best diet plan in the world is being AWAY from the fridge. It is important to be so busy you only eat when you are really hungry, and not just bored. Extra work and school helps that a bunch. Mon, 19 Jun 2017 20:56:34 EST Happy day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375700 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/176422ee-24e7-4793-9657-f6f39aa119c7.jpg"> <BR> Made it to class AND the gym today. Woot happy day. I had a cold a little while ago, so it was not easy. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 22:57:36 EST Fun with filters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373162 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e81775a5-3efc-42a1-a487-ac5bc92d0a93.jpg"> <BR> Fun with filters: This is the Urban filter on Prisma on a selfie I took last May. People have been pushing me to put some new photos up online, so here ya go. Sat, 10 Jun 2017 01:04:13 EST Items Missed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6371840 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c24a91c3-c84d-4fb7-9c9d-02877e9c45af.jpg"> <BR> These are fitness items I missed using when I was sick last week with a long horrible Summer cold. Thank you doctor antibiotics for making me alive again. Tue, 6 Jun 2017 22:00:49 EST Still working. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368368 I have been on the Alli diet plan non stop since November of this year, and lost 15 pounds. Check in time Tuesday to see if it is still working. Tue, 30 May 2017 01:16:23 EST Lost 16 pounds. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6359831 Progress, at long last! Going back to school, and going to Gold's Gym from Planet Fitness, plus using the Alli diet plan, and the low fat cookbook has really been the magic thing. Tue, 9 May 2017 16:41:13 EST Hit 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6356393 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ff6f3091-29d8-4eff-9a2a-3f52288b6139.jpg"> <BR> Hit the 19 mark on steps. Mon, 1 May 2017 22:52:55 EST Step Count http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351615 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/39fc7888-c1f9-45da-8a05-ad3546677782.jpg"> <BR> High step count day on my Fitbit. Fri, 21 Apr 2017 15:11:11 EST Lost 15 lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6336118 Progress report, I lost 15 pounds total by this point. It has reached the part where you can see it in a photo, and so I took an update photo. Then I cut and pasted it by the start photo. The tricky part in this process is TAKING the start photo. When you look bad you do NOT want to take any photos. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6e9212fe-12b3-4e7a-8527-87c898010d9a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Funny Facebook moment of the week. <BR> <BR> Having that "I just lost 15 p... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 02:25:12 EST Ten pounds down. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333179 Ten pounds may not seem like a big loss, but lift a ten pound dirt bag in a garden to know it is HUGE. Or dirt covered potatoes as this photo shows. I lost 10 pounds over the last few months, and I feel like it is hard to tell some days. Yet the ten pound dirty potatoes really shows how big that is in size. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b36ff1b7-23a7-4a7a-9925-e95a077d6a43.jpg"> Wed, 15 Mar 2017 01:52:05 EST Down one pound. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6329359 I have been on the Alli diet plan non stop since Nov. 15, and I lost another pound today! I have ate 90 percent low fat foods from the diet book, took the Alli pills, and used Gold's gym as normal. Down 11 pounds since the plan start, in fact on some apps it is listed as 12 "lost 0.8 lbs since her last weigh-in! Poedaughter7's lost 12.2 lbs so far." ! It is pricey, but it really works. Plus I got a new Fitbit, and my step count is working again! At long last my fitness app use is going well a... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 16:44:57 EST Down by half a pound. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6322870 Still on the Alli diet plan, in addition to the Gold's Gym join and going back to college. Down another half pound this week! <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <em>224</em> Tue, 28 Feb 2017 13:31:42 EST One pound lost. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312860 I started the Alli diet plan with diet cooking book and pills on November 15th. Here is my latest update: Poedaughter7 lost 1 lb since her last weigh-in! Poedaughter7's lost 10.8 lbs so far. Poedaughter7 3 minutes ago has logged in for 20 days in a row! At the second month it started giving me about a pound of weight loss per week. Using a low fat non oil cooker, the low fat cook book, and the pills has gotten results when going to the gym alone has NOT been working. I had been going to Go... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 12:37:12 EST Good News. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308506 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5069e71c-9977-4448-b31c-f74836bd5c74.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I woke up to this good news today on my profile: “Poedaughter7 lost 2.8 lbs since her last weigh-in! Poedaughter7's lost 9.8 lbs so far.” Woot, progress! The first 5 pounds could just be water, but when it gets to be 9 or 10 there is real progress going on. The Alli diet plan with book is fully the best thing on the market. It is pricey, but one of the few things NOT a scam in the vitamin s... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 13:40:51 EST Lost a pound. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6283428 I lost another pound this week! I am glad to get a better arm and leg ratio. However, I do NOT want to drop too many sizes around my bra area. A natural double D sized bra area has to take up some size, and space somewhere. <BR> <BR> Now I am off to hear music in another town. Gotta drive to have some fun some days. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/33762d7d-b6ef-4252-a52b-49213a461e39.jpg"> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 15:53:09 EST Lost 5 pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6277192 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5ec0bb90-d913-40e1-ae95-bd7d58e74ca3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I lost 1.7 pounds over the Thanksgiving break! Since I got on the Alli diet plan Nov. 15th I have lost a total of five pounds. Part of the loss happened over Thanksgiving, so that part was hard to do. Alli costs more than many of the other diet vitamins on the market, but it REALLY works. I am glad I bought the full hard back book that goes with the plan on Amazon. The low fat cookbook f... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 13:55:51 EST Setbacks of the holidays. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6269842 The scale says I am more heavily sized than I thought. Setbacks you have to deal with them on the holidays. Sun, 20 Nov 2016 14:37:31 EST Alli loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6268554 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8f61ac50-e598-4d28-8897-6af23ee27b98.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have been on the Alli diet plan for a few weeks now, and I already lost 5 pounds! I was battling a very bad weight loss stand still, where I could not lose weight. Yet Alli turns out to be atomic weapons for weight loss. Yes it does cause stomach cramping. Yet it also gets real results. Very few things sold over the counter at Walmart in the diet section really have results, and so I... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 16:53:17 EST Started the Alli diet plan this week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6261676 I started the Alli diet plan this week. I bought both the pills and the fitness book before I started. It does cause some stomach cramping, and so I was hesitant to start using the product. Yet so far it has been giving me the empty stomach feeling of fewer calories, and yet I don’t have to feel fully hungry. I can see why they keep this diet aide under an anti-theft case at Walmart, and they do this with no other diet product. All the online reviews say it is the one strong and fully wor... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 01:29:19 EST My bike hero of the week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238832 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62836ca4-b670-4d0a-a374-f36ab3b168e1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My bike hero of the week. I wish I could get my dog to sit this still on rides. Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:39:12 EST POEDAUGHTER7 is sleepy after my bike ride on my fixed bike. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224082 POEDAUGHTER7 is sleepy after my bike ride on my fixed bike. I fixed the flat tires on the broken bike, and took a good ride. I need a new bike the speeds are busted on my mountain bike now. In Europe folding bikes are all the rage. Youtube search folding bikes Europe to see many funny videos. I have tried the ones with tiny tires, they are not that great. Yet the full sized ones ride just like mountain bikes, and fold so that you can put them in the back trunk of even a tiny Uber taxi c... Thu, 25 Aug 2016 01:07:24 EST Great Apps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214995 A great app for use with Pokemon Go is Map My Ride. One does not block the other, and the Ride app shows you walk time, miles walked, and calories. Also Macy's is giving away a $300 gift card to log runs on the Map my Ride app challenges right now! Tue, 9 Aug 2016 14:17:43 EST More on Pokemon Go. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198417 Pokemon Go, it will make your legs really really sore. I got a new high step count for the week. <BR> <BR> Fitbit Tracker <BR> Steps: 13604 <BR> Calories Burned <BR> Exercise: 807 <BR> Total: 1992 <BR> Minutes: 100 <BR> Distance: 5.72 Mon, 11 Jul 2016 02:36:26 EST Gold's Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6196198 Now a member of Gold's Gym Richmond. I looked at many gyms, and this is the one I think I can use the most. The one by my house has so many great things, and I am amazed. It has a sauna, a hot tub, plus many fitness items, and great TVs with subtitles in many languages. It is easier to get fit if the gym is not horrible. Thu, 7 Jul 2016 00:19:58 EST New gym shopping. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191838 I'm still looking for a new gym. My family has a YMCA membership yet the hours are really bad. They close by 9 most days. Wed, 29 Jun 2016 13:59:32 EST Looking for a new gym. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191134 I am looking for a new gym this week. Many people switch gyms at New Years when the holidays have been extra cruel to their bodies. Yet because of this the summer switch has extra good bargains. Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:01:00 EST Got out of Hospital Today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183776 POEDAUGHTER7 is at last able to work out again after being in a hospital a week. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 02:11:07 EST Progress. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6080237 3 inches lost on my belly this month! Woot, happy day! Wed, 27 Jan 2016 00:50:45 EST POEDAUGHTER7 is STILL sticking to the New Years Resolutions of 2016. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6068963 POEDAUGHTER7 is STILL sticking to the New Years Resolutions of 2016. As I jam to 80s music. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c160733c-8118-4a55-a58c-8d9af35e9e53.jpg"> Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:30:15 EST New Year's Resolutions Setbacks. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6052953 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ede76c7f-9503-47ec-819f-a79df061b0bf.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Planet Fitness Richmond, VA has now charged me 2 unauthorized deductions of $50 and $74, and triple once a month fees. I am giving the least stars on Yelp for them that I can. I could not buy my family many gifts for Christmas due to their use of my bank account as their own personal ATM. I complained to the manager. They could give me NO explanation of the unauthorized deductions. When... Sat, 26 Dec 2015 15:00:47 EST New Years resolutions 2016. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6050042 Odd, I started using Sparkpeople and step counters as a New Years resolution in 2010. I have used step counters to get ten thousand steps a day every two days since that time. I have kept my resolution for five years, and at New Years it will be SIX. Sun, 20 Dec 2015 01:27:59 EST Fat loss and corsets, the lost truth. It really works! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6046188 I am reading books & blogs on tightlaceing, and how to get small using corsets. It really works! <BR> <BR> It turns out steel boned tightlacing corsets can make you go down many dress sizes. They do not JUST shrink the mid-drift. They cinch down the top of the stomach causing you to crave less food. You have to wear them an inch tighter than your normal waist, and you have to wear them to sleep every night. A good personal report on a lady who did this task is the book "Victorian Secrets,... Sat, 12 Dec 2015 01:18:53 EST Vitamin D and fat burning, the research link. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6044612 A great deal of new research has been done on vitamin D from the sun, and fitness. It seems sun screen advertisements have done too-good of a job at making people hate the sun, and it is bad for people's health in some ways. It also explains why so many people go on health kicks for fitness at New Years, in the depth of winter when it is dark with no sun. So getting a bit bronze if you do not do it in overkill can be good for fitness. <BR> <BR> http://fitnessone.net/how-tanning-can-he<BR>... Wed, 9 Dec 2015 00:46:14 EST Richmond area points. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5998110 Oh no, somehow I forgot to join the Richmond Sparkteam. No longer will I forget to give team points here. Richmond will win the points game for the area! Tue, 15 Sep 2015 19:42:31 EST Switch to Fitbit One from Fitbit Zip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996861 Switch to the Fitbit One from the Fitbit Zip <BR> <BR> This month I switched from the Fitbit One to the Fitbit Zip step counter. They are both great gadgets for increasing your activity levels. There are many studies internationally confirming that 10,000 steps per day increases health. In addition 12,000 or more can greatly improve fitness. It has been a few weeks, and I have had a chance to understand the workings of the One. <BR> <BR> So far I like that the One has a watch with ala... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 21:33:26 EST Skinny Olympians eating 5 Eggs Daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996842 Here is a good article on "How the Olympic Athletes Eat" online. There seems to be popular myth online that to be small you must eat no more than 1,500 calories per day. “There is no fitness that can counteract diet.” However, these athletes featured are NOT huge in weight, are in prime activity condition, and yet eat FIVE eggs a day for breakfast! In addition they log that they eat 6000 calories per day in their food journals. In many verified studies high activity is more advantageous in ... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 21:11:38 EST A good article on Soup Diets. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994353 Here is a good article on Soup Diets. <BR> <BR> http://www.marieclaire.co.uk/blogs/43362<BR>9/cabbage-soup-diet.html <BR> <BR> What is the Cabbage Soup Diet? <BR> <BR> "It's quite self-explanatory. You spend a week, and no more, eating unlimited amounts of low-calorie cabbage soup, which you cook yourself at home. The cabbage soup makes up your staple diet for the week but you are also allowed a small selection of other foods, all designed to help you shed fat fast. People claim to have lo... Wed, 9 Sep 2015 20:33:39 EST A great article on Tuna Fish for diets. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988986 Here is a great article on tuna fish, and use in diets. It turns out it is a great diet food. <BR> <BR> http://www.livestrong.com/article/546006<BR>-tuna-sandwich-diet/ <BR> <BR> "Tuna Sandwich Diet <BR> Last Updated: Jan 28, 2015 | By Eliza Martinez <BR> Tuna Sandwich Diet <BR> Tuna is a healthy diet choice. <BR> Tuna fish is an inexpensive food that is also low in fat and calories, making it a good choice for a weight loss meal plan." Tue, 1 Sep 2015 17:42:34 EST I lost 10 pounds this month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988984 I lost 10 pounds this month! The new personal trainer I have at Planet Fitness Gym is working out great! Worth the time. Tue, 1 Sep 2015 17:39:13 EST Updates on things. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949821 Darn you PMS I gained one pound this week. Oh well, last week was a good one. And water does help in the long-term. Tue, 23 Jun 2015 15:34:19 EST Boxes Packed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935294 I was using my Tony Little Gazelle Elliptical and a fitness bike. Now it is packed into boxes for the new house, and I can only use the bike. I miss the Elliptical! Gazelle Elliptical, plus Slendertone belt, plus fitness bike warm-up works REALLY well at causing results. (All available on Amazon.com) I have asthma so I am a bit of an extreme cardio wimp, and I have to hunt down the things that work around the slowness. That will be one of the first things I unpack and use. Until then I will... Wed, 27 May 2015 17:27:58 EST Flood of 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935293 Biked 2 miles yet my house was half flooded from the Memorial Day Floods in Austin, TX of 2015 Wed, 27 May 2015 17:26:43 EST 9.6 mile walk. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931763 My Fitbit step counter for today showed 22901 steps for a 9.6 mile walk. Busy day! Thu, 21 May 2015 04:05:49 EST Down by 5. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921967 5th month in a row of using the Tony Little Gazelle Elliptical 4 times a week, down by 5 pounds! At least I did no GAIN dress sizes. Sun, 3 May 2015 19:15:57 EST