POETLKNG2LOSE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=POETLKNG2LOSE POETLKNG2LOSE'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/ New Refrigerator and the Blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321847 Well we got the new refrigerator yesterday. It is smaller than our old one and we had to get rid of some food and reorganize other stuff to make it work. Despite losing weight and inches I have the blues today. The sun is out but inside I am not feeling very sunny. <BR> <BR> The Blues <BR> Down in the dumps <BR> Feeling like a grump <BR> Have you ever bee... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 15:05:22 EST My Earnest Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320483 My Earnest Prayer <BR> <BR> Alas! My heart is weeping <BR> Over sins that keep creeping <BR> Into my very life <BR> Cutting me like a knife <BR> <BR> Oh God, where are you now? <BR> Do you even know how? <BR> How much I am hurting <BR> The effort I am exerting <BR> <BR> Trying to stay afloat <BR> Keep my feet in the boat <BR> \That I feel so all alone <BR> I have no place to call home <BR> <BR> No one on whom I can depend <BR> Will it ever end? <BR> Why did my desert me? <BR> Couldn’t the... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 18:19:32 EST IBS, Diverticulitis, Refunds, and First of Two Poems http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320468 Well if one does not get you the other will. I have diverticulitis as well as IBS and if I do not chew nuts well enough I lose out too. I found that out when eating protein bars from Aldis that have a lot of peanuts or almonds in. I found out that Immodium is stronger than the store brand diarrhea medications. Waiting to get refund from state as they want proof of how I paid my taxes now. I guess you have to go through hoops to get any help now a days. <BR> <BR> A True Friend <BR> <BR> I d... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 17:26:02 EST Rain, IBS, and Depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319111 I hate this rain it just makes me feel more depressed and makes my bones ache. Long for some sunshine and for people to stop leaving stupid comments on my blogs. Comments that do nothing but make me mad because they do not get it. Long haul with IBS; still losing meals and snacks at times. Depresses because it is going on 11 weeks now since we have been in church. I feel all alone at times and I cannot even hardly pray anymore. I wonder is anyone out there/ Can anyone feel my pain? I need to... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 23:52:30 EST Tax Refunds, gastroenterologist visit, and Sodium http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313603 Well we are getting our money from the Federal in tomorrow. The state is being a pill and wants to see the proof through my property taxes that I own a house. Now we can look into a different refrigerator to replace the one we have. also we need to order another set of furnace filters for the furnace. We are on the last set and I told my daughter it needs to be changed this month. She is the only one who can do it since she is not allergic to fiberglass. although the whole process is murder o... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 19:10:05 EST Nasty Weather and Refrigerator Problems and IBS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312044 Well once again it says we are supposed to get ice again. And another Tuesday trip will be canceled . Lucky for me I bought extra food last week and I will have enough to last until Thursday. My daughter will go on the Thursday van in my place as I have a a gastroenterologist appointment that day. I have been having trouble losing what I eat again. Today I lost both meals and some snacks. The stuff the other one gave me is ineffective. <BR> <BR> We might have to get another refrigerator be... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 23:28:40 EST On and On it Goes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6304309 Weather is better but the stuff for our dog is not working anymore. She is scratching too much again and we had to buy her steps cause of arthritis. I had shots in both knees yesterday. On going IBS issues. Recurring bladder trouble and plantar fascitis in right foot. Going on 7 weeks now without church. Please pray for us with all that is happening. Having trouble praying anymore. Just too much. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 08:59:42 EST Venting Season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299994 Every now and then a person has to vent about stuff that happens and things that go wrong. Well now it is my time to vent. I am so disgusted with this weather that I want to move down south! Is there going to be an end to this snow and ice bit? For 2 weeks in a row now the Tuesday van has been canceled. We have just enough in the house to tide us over till Thursday. <BR> Once again I had to order from the local grocery store that delivers. I needed salt to clear it off once this rain stops. ... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 12:31:01 EST BLC 33 Weekend Challenge and Food Situation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299450 The Weekend Challenge has 3 parts to it. Nutrition, Fitness, and Healthy Habits. One of the activities is to try and eat one meal slower than usual. I finally remembered to do this today. I took my time and worked on a zig saw puzzle in between. Other activities is logging calories, planning fitness for the day and doing it and planning goals that will help you achieve your objectives. I have decided to try and limit my sodium intake. Because last week for 2 days my sodium was way over the ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:46:47 EST My Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299403 Well so far it is not a good year <BR> More bad weather I fear <BR> Snow and nasty ice <BR> Worse than lice <BR> <BR> Our dog is hurting bad <BR> Making us really sad <BR> Cold is hard on the bones <BR> Causes me to groan <BR> <BR> Still no place to praise <BR> Your holy blessed name <BR> Feeling all alone <BR> Without a church home <BR> <BR> Day after dreary day <BR> Find it hard to pray <BR> Hard to believe <BR> Even harder to see <BR> <BR> Lord won't you come through? <BR> It would be ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:53:10 EST Weather and Inane Comments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296638 It is still cold and we are still waiting for a call from someone we know. the stupid snow plow barricaded us in with snow and ice and we do not even know if we can get out that way. First I have to get out of the house without falling on my butt. <BR> <BR> One thing I hate is when people post comments about having a good day when everything is going wrong. I will not have a good day then so do not even post it. Because it just irritates me and is completely inane or senseless. As the sayin... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 10:46:18 EST Weight gain, BLC 33 and Icy Sidewalks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296172 Well I gained a pound this week. The only thing I can think is it is water weight and I have been drinking 8-9 glasses of water and tea a day. It is kind of depressing starting out the new BLC with a weight gain. <BR> <BR> I am in the same team this round as the last round; the Powerful Prism Panthers. The leaders are very supportive and so is the whole team. That is just what I need right now since I am dealing with eye problems and other things too. One day I can see to read my bible well ... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 17:52:32 EST Update on Resolutions and Other Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292234 Well I am keeping to my exercise regimen so far. My weight is going up and down cause of my IBS. I had 3 days in a row where I was under 1300. Today i finally made it to the 1400 range. I have been eating breakfast every day. I have been getting my water in daily too. and waking up earlier than before most days. I also made an appointment to see my primary about my cortisol level cans see what can be done about my lack of sleep. <BR> <BR> I think I need to add rubbing hand lotion on my hand... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 22:15:23 EST Changes in the New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292226 This year will be different than before <BR> I am fighting a war <BR> A war against belly fat <BR> I don't want that <BR> <BR> I want to be fit and lean <BR> Not fat and mean <BR> I want to wear that dress <BR> Oh my oh Yes! <BR> <BR> Win the battle against cravings <BR> It's better than savings <BR> Learn to love yourself <BR> Put excuses on the shelf! <BR> <BR> Kick some major butt <BR> Suck in that gut <BR> Run catch that cab <BR> Show off them abs <BR> <BR> It's a new year baby! <BR>... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 22:05:27 EST 2017 and Songs about Abuse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288668 Well it is a new year and we are hoping a better one. We are praying that someone from the new church will volunteer to give us a ride to church. It has been 4 weeks since we have been in church now. And we need that fellowship and accountability. We need that support and we need people praying for and with us. <BR> My resolutions for this year: <BR> 1. Drink more water <BR> 2. Get up earlier <BR> 3. Keep exercising like before <BR> 4. Make new recipes <BR> 5. Write down or journal my feelin... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 13:08:34 EST Running on Empty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285747 Running on Empty <BR> Like a drained gas tank <BR> I am running on empty Lord <BR> I cannot afford another trial <BR> I cannot even smile <BR> <BR> Where do I go for relief <BR> To start a new leaf <BR> Who will help me out <BR> I am ready to shout <BR> <BR> No more darkness <BR> Send me some light <BR> Give me some sunshine <BR> Anywhere and anytime <BR> <BR> I need a boost Lord <BR> I can read your Word <BR> Yet I cannot pray <BR> Harder each day <BR> <BR> Need some love and support <BR... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 22:52:32 EST The Blues and Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285628 I am kind of in a funk after Christmas now. I guess i thought more people on Sparks would reply to my funny songs too. Sometimes I wonder what a person has to do to get people to respond. I know there is one Sparker who is a runner who gets tons of responses. I am wondering what her secret to popularity is. I never was popular in school either. I was always a loner and very shy and the few friends I did have in one high school made an utter fool out of me one year. Some others who were Christ... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:18:07 EST Christmas, Serious and Funny Poems Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284278 Well the last week of BLC is over and BLC 33 will not start until the new year has already started. I miss it already because of the camaraderie and the challenges. Sometimes it is hard to keep going without a lot of support. This is especially true of someone's spiritual life. It is hard to stay focused and close to God when you do not have a church home anymore. 2016 did not start out well when we broke it off with our former friends and now 2017 is not good either. Pray with me that God wi... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 19:06:02 EST Meeting Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6283264 Today we are having the meeting in Marinette to settle the dispute between the other two on the senior van. Please pray for me to speak the truth in love and not be dissuaded or coerced by the one lady to say what she wants me to. Pray for me to have courage to speak out and tell them what I have seen and heard on the van and outside of it. Especially to tell them of how she treated my own daughter before. The one lady likes to get her own way and cannot see the truth about herself. Pray that... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 08:50:20 EST Church Hopping, Eyes, and Other Issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6282654 Well the good news is I lost 2 pounds this week. The bad news is we have not been to church for 2 Sundays now. Last week the party I called never called me back. This week the same person who happens to be the church secretary put it off on the senior pastor. He is out of town and will not be back until tomorrow. It seems she is just avoiding the whole issue and we are starting to think that our former friend said something to her about us. They both belong to the VFW and my former friend who... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 20:50:05 EST WEC 12, Housework, and Losing Hair http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6272591 Well we are in week 12 and in the WEC we have to log in to Sparks, change our status each day, post on someones blog, give goodies, and other things too numerous to mention. I am doing good so far even with having to do 5 burpees each day of the WEC. I have to modify them cause I cannot do them normally. On Monday I have surgery on my left eye so I will not be able to eat or drink until I get home. I have one more TnT to do and I am going to do that tomorrow cause that is the Turkey Burner Wo... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 23:33:19 EST Another Class Done Amazing Race Done and Housecleaning Project http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6269877 Well today is the last day of another class and I submitted my last assignment this afternoon. I am waiting to see the report on it yet. I finished the Amazing race for BLC it was fun! I just could not get the 7-8 hours of sleep in; no matter what. Now is the week in between classes where I can get some housework done. I need to clean cupboards and straighten out the spare this coming week. I have books to read and a ton of puzzles to do. I should work on them they are good for the brain too.... Sun, 20 Nov 2016 16:15:34 EST What Are You Trying TO Bury? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6269429 In doing the amazing Race this week for the BLC; one of the tasks was to do something creative for 5 minutes. Well my creation was writing an essay about emotional eating and her it is for you to read. <BR> <BR> What Are You Trying To Bury? <BR> When you eat after supper, even though you are not hungry. What emotions are you trying to bury inside of you? And what things are you trying to forget? Like a bird in a cage, ... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 14:32:30 EST LCW and Moronic Men http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6260471 Well I gained a pound last week and before that I stayed the same. I am hoping to lose something this week. Maybe the LCW challenge will help. This week we have to to total all our fitness minutes for it for the last seven weeks and divide it by eight to get an average. Because one of the weeks the LCW was for Monday and Tuesday. Then we are supposed to either try and be the one with the most fitness minutes or the one who has the biggest increase over their amount of fitness minutes so far. ... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 18:08:33 EST Learning Curve, Stomach, and New Exercise Video from Library http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6256566 Well I am learning a lot in this class about the brain and memory. I am learning that I am clueless when it comes to mentally turning shapes around to match each other. I also am learning that I am very disorganized when it comes to shopping. I have decided to write the items on my list in the order that they have then in the stores i go to. I have Walmart and Aldis figured out; but not the Dollar Store or our local grocery store yet or Dollar General. <BR> <BR> My stomach has been a problem... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 20:13:51 EST Opted Out, Heartburn, and Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6251977 I just found the challenges I was in too much and opted to get out of them. I already went through them and I was not really following the rules for the sweet challenge as far as only having 1- 2 sugar servings. I like my chocolate and candy now and then. I also like flavored yogurt. I have things under control more now and that is all that counts. I am trying to keep my protein in range while not going over my calorie limit. <BR> <BR> Dealing with heartburn again today. I have been taking ... Sat, 15 Oct 2016 13:20:03 EST Day 12, 3 Pounds Gone, and TnT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6250704 Well it is day 12 and we learned about artificial sweeteners and were encouraged to drink more water. i drank 11 glasses today. I lost 3 pounds this week too. On Friday i go in for an MRI on my lower back again. They want to recheck something to make sure it is not cancer or something. I did my first TnT today and had to do 20 minutes of cardio for a warm up. I did Jessica Smith and Sparks. Going to bring water and apples to the Ladies Meeting tomorrow night. No coffee or sweets for us. Wed, 12 Oct 2016 23:28:20 EST Day 11, Perkins Menu, and Class and Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6250080 Well I guessed I miscounted before yesterday should have been day 10 instead of nine. Today they want us to get enough chromium in our diets. I do because i ate broccoli tonight made with garlic! Yum! Also made fried mushrooms as well and fish taco wraps. I had 4 servings of sugar instead of two but I am in range and protein is good. I can not always get fiber in range though.I plan to do another walking workout to Leslie again. In the 5 day one she really makes you work by incorporating stre... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 20:08:24 EST Day Nine, Quiz and Eye Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6249535 Well it is day nine of the challenge and now they want us to think of a way we can reward ourselves for going a long time without any sweets. All I could think of was a new top or something. But I know I probably will not last that long cause I am not really into it like some are. I think that variety and moderation is the key. I also think that when you go totally cold turkey like that you will end up binging in the end. For some it would not bother them but for me i am different. <BR> <BR... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 20:23:47 EST Day Eight and Protein, Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6248935 Well today is day eight but I will not get full points again seeing I have more than 1-2 servings of sugar and I did not substitute something else for the sweet stuff. Yet today i am dong better in protein than yesterday, Yesterday I was under and went over in calories to make it up. Today my calories are good and so is my protein. <BR> <BR> I will have to do finish the studying for quiz after church. I had no time this afternoon cause i had to observe my daughter making a bed with hospital... Sun, 9 Oct 2016 18:04:41 EST Day Seven and Good Abs Workout and Quiz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6248348 Well it is day 7 of the challenge and i cannot do part of it today. I ran out of protein bars and I am not throwing away or giving away my Nips. They want us to clean out our cupboards. It is enough that I journal and try to get more fruit and veggies in; especially on days when i do TnT. Then I try to eat cleaner. I cannot afford to make my own protein bars either like I seen on a clean eating site. Ingredients were too expensive. I always say moderation is the key. <BR> <BR> For TnT today... Sat, 8 Oct 2016 13:34:18 EST Lawn Mower Trouble, Day 7, IBS, and School http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6247917 Well now the stupid throttle on the lawn mower broke off! If it isn't one thing it is another! I cannot afford another one now either. As it is it is day 7 of the Sweet Tooth Challenge and I ate snacks that were not that healthy. I had a piece of angel food cake with whipped topping. Probably because I was upset. In day 7 we are supposed to come up with plans to avoid eating sweets at certain situations like at work or functions. My problem is eating at church potlucks and Ladies Meetings. T... Fri, 7 Oct 2016 15:33:55 EST Day Six Of the Challenge and BLC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6247332 It is day 6 of the Sweet Tooth Challenge and I am doing pretty good. I only had one Nips candy and one chocolate yesterday. Otherwise I had angel food cake with strawberries and whipped topping. You cannot totally escape sugar in foods. And I cannot totally go for clean eating cause my daughter is supposed to eat simple and complex carbohydrates according to what her doctor said. I figured out a way to get full points for the whole grains by having one of my snacks 2 slices 12 grain bread w... Thu, 6 Oct 2016 11:28:43 EST Day Five of Sweet Tooth Challenge and Doctor Visit and Friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6246854 Well it is the fifth day and today we learned about hidden sugars in foods. We had to talk about how many grams of sugar we found in foods. It seems 4 grams = 4 teaspoons of sugar and regular soda has 40 grams in or 10 teaspoons of sugar! I found 3 grams in peanut butter and 8 in my Nips and according to a chart in the Hidden Sugars article I am only supposed to have 20 or 21 grams of sugar a day. We are having angel food cake for supper with strawberries and whipped topping. Which we all kno... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 15:19:57 EST Day Four of the Sweet Tooth Challenge, LCW and specialist http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6246403 Well I did buy some chocolate and candy today. But I did not overdo it with either. I ate one a half pieces of turtle candy and only 2 pieces of licorice bites. So I am doing pretty good with controlling my sugar intake. I took a quiz about sugar and only got 5 right out of 10. <BR> <BR> In the Last Chance Workout this week we have to total up all our fitness minutes for the last 3 weeks and then divide y 3 fro an average. If we beat our average by 14 minutes we get 5 bonus points. If we be... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 19:11:22 EST Three Challenges Plus BLC and Class http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6245666 Well I have joined three new challenges this week. One is the Sweet Tooth Challenge to get control over eating sweets. I struggle sometimes eating too much chocolate or candy. Donuts and other stuff is no problem cause we do not buy them usually. <BR> <BR> I also joined the Realistic Resolutions Challenges where we learn to build healthy habits. I need to keep logging my food and exercise or I might slack off. I need to see where i gained weight by not eating right or not drinking enough wat... Mon, 3 Oct 2016 11:31:16 EST Shopping. Emergency Room and Movie Night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6244404 Well I went shopping but it did not go as planned. Because within a half hour I started getting this terrible headache that started in my sinuses and then went in the back of my neck and between my shoulders. I barely managed to shop at Walmart and the Dollar Tree. A kind passenger there let me borrow her phone to call my doctor's office. After them asking me questions I found out I had to wait to get in until 2:40. I knew I would never make it to wait that long. So I just told them I was goi... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 22:46:52 EST Obey God Rather Than Man http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6242049 It is better to obey God <BR> Follow His staff and rod <BR> Than to obey man <BR> Better to take a stand <BR> <BR> Than to sit on the fence <BR> Reside in His presence <BR> Than to cave in to fear <BR> Instead keep God near <BR> <BR> Trust in Him to provide <BR> In Him we must abide <BR> Listen to His voice <BR> Then make the choice <BR> <BR> What He says we will do <BR> For He is true <BR> We can count on Him <BR> Through Him we will win <BR> <BR> People might think we're lazy <BR> Or ev... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 10:10:46 EST IBS and WEC and the State http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6241808 Well I had a bad day today due to my IBS. I lost 2 meals and 2 snacks today and my calories are lower. I see the gastroenterologist on Friday. He might have to put me on Robinol what she is on. It has been happening a lot lately. I go on the van on Thursday again seeing that the Tuesday van driver will not be back until October 4th. <BR> <BR> I have been organizing the house this weekend because of the WEC or weekend challenge. Although I should do that more often but I tend to let it go wh... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:13:24 EST Favorite Songs and WEC for Week Three http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240324 The prompt for next month's writer's prompt is to write about why a song is your favorite. I have many hymns, songs, choruses, and praise songs I like. I decided to use the song I first heard in my friend's church after I was let down by my former pastor. It is called, Cover Me, by Mark Congdon. The chorus goes like this, Peace of God, cover me, cover me, <BR> cover me, cover me, Through the storm cover me. In the verses it talks about our safety is found in Him. Our security and peace is fou... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:16:39 EST I Will Not Give In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240293 I Will Not Give In <BR> <BR> I will not give in to my feelings and eat <BR> I will not be dragged down and beat <BR> My body belongs to Him <BR> To destroy it is a sin <BR> <BR> I will not give in to despair <BR> Because I know He cares <BR> I will not give in to depression <BR> Let food become an obsession <BR> <BR> I will not use food to comfort me <BR> When i walk on the sea <BR> Jesus will reach out <BR> He will hear my shout <BR> <BR> I will not give in to rage <BR> Like a tiger in a... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 18:49:00 EST When Will It End? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6239941 Sometimes when it rains it pours. It is bad enough that the house is falling apart with the carpet and mold in the roof. It is bad enough that my class will end and I am unsure of the future. But now I think in a few months we might have to leave the church. The pastor keeps preaching on being fruitful and productive and active. He talks about finding out your purpose and being used. Yet he will not use us because of his doctrine. He should practice what he preaches. Now i feel like my friend... Thu, 22 Sep 2016 00:20:39 EST LCW, My Dog, My Class, and Other Things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6239228 Well the WEC is over and I made all my points for it a full 30,000! Now it is Last Chance Workout Day and we try and rack up as many minutes as we can for exercise today. But the captain in charge is making it more interesting. She is making us hike through parts of Israel. You can rack up as much as 90 minutes and end up by a beach in Israel. I already have 60 minutes in and only need 30 more. I did 20 this afternoon and 40 this morning. <BR> <BR> My daughter and a friend had to take our do... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 18:02:43 EST Day Four Of WEC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238645 I am on day four and doing good. I have been staying in my calorie range. I have been drinking all my water and exercising for 30 minutes or more every day. Today i walked a little and I ran for 3 minutes. My left hip is a little sore now. But it felt good. I have not done it for years. I did not even know I could do it yet. I am going at a slower pace but I am still moving! I have not had any problems today losing my meals. <BR> <BR> Today my daughter and I used a new formula for split end... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:01:54 EST Day Three of WEC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237948 It is day three and I am doing pretty good. I have not given in and done any emotional eating. I am trying to use prayer or other things instead to decrease stress. And stressful is the way it has been with trying to be a leader in a group. Having to work with different personalities and deal with one who is a know it all and cannot understand what I am telling him. It is at the end now and I am finding out that one did not give any references for her part. This does not look good because we ... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 14:36:14 EST Fiber is not Working http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237446 Well I lost two meals today. My breakfast and lunch I do not think the fiber is working. I had a half of a glass with 2 tablespoons in and about 12 ounces of water drank with the meal. I finished drinking it within 5 minutes. Within 5-10 minutes later I had to go to the bathroom.My daughter thinks I should cut my carbs down instead. Now I have to figure out what snacks I am going to have to make up for it. Sat, 17 Sep 2016 15:03:44 EST BLC and Gratitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237306 Today I am working on not doing any emotional eating at all. I am sticking to my 2-3 snacks. I am up to 4 tablespoons of fiber in my water now, It gets very thick too. Yesterday I ate air popped popcorn to help my food stay in me. I am planning on getting all my Bingo card filled for WEC and getting 30,000 points! <BR> <BR> I have joined the 30 Day Small Challenges and I am on day 17 of writing down 3 things you are grateful for. I wrote I am thankful to God for loving me. I am thankful for... Sat, 17 Sep 2016 09:50:30 EST New Week in BLC and the Carpet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237114 This week in our WEC challenge we have to come up with mini goals. <BR> I have chosen to only eat 2-3 snacks and only if I am hungry or low in calories. Today I was low cause I lost my breakfast. <BR> The mini goal for fitness is to do another TnT tonight. It will be a higher impact one from Chalean that has cardio in it and uses combination ST exercises. <BR> I have chosen to try and lose another 1-2 pounds this week. I think it is doable if I keep logging everything and work hard at it. <... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 22:13:59 EST No Longer a Slave http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6236585 No longer a slave to wrath <BR> It will not be in my path <BR> No longer a slave to rage <BR> I will not live in a cage <BR> <BR> No longer a slave to bitterness <BR> In Christ I have found forgiveness <BR> A slave no more I am free <BR> For now He lives in me. <BR> <BR> Laura Strnad 9-15-2016 Thu, 15 Sep 2016 23:09:46 EST School and Stress Busting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6236484 Well will the story never end? One party tries and tells me he has done the right part but the title of his slide says it all. He did th wrong part and I had to copy and paste off the whole steps or parts the professor wanted us to do to prove it to him. Sigh! <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I had to fork over money for another rug shampooer today too. The old one died and the dog peed in my daughters room last night, So it was a must! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I need to do some of the stress rele... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 20:07:24 EST