PORTIAWILLIS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PORTIAWILLIS PORTIAWILLIS'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/ Here I go again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880446 Well I have been gone for about a month. Needed to take a break. I really am just tired of worrying about losing weight. I try to focus on other things but it really always come down my weight and how I think about myself. It seems that no matter how hard I try I lose a few pounds than something happens and they are back even quicker then the time before. As I face turning 60 this year I have started to wonder why I even care. I tell people I want to be healthy and I do but I also want to lo... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 11:03:08 EST A new day is here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854974 Thank the Lord I am almost back to normal. I am feeling so much better. No nausea, no headache, energy up this am. Wow I didn't realize how much my mood is affected when I am sick. I feel like a different person. I am eager to work on my mind, body, and spirit. Started the day with reading my bible and meditation. Now for my exercise during lunch. <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Read a good article on Spark yesterday about how you can never be successful at losing weight till you fix the re... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:27:06 EST Good Morning World http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852682 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1433682849.jpg"> <BR> Just a reminder of how wonderful our God is. He provides everything we need if only we look for it in his word and the world around us. I can't wait for this season to begin its change. I am so looking forward to spring and the hope of renewal it all ways brings. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 12:41:54 EST I Quit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852215 Today is the worse day I have had in a long time. These words are my ramblings to myself and not meant to discourage anyone else. So please don't read this if you are having a bad day. Nothing here will motivate you. <BR> <BR> I don't understand what went wrong?? I was going along pretty good even with not feeling the best. Stayed on my eating plan with Whole 30, just didn't get in my exercise. Then Friday night I got really sick and started throwing up. Had to take nausea meds and they knoc... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 22:21:12 EST Whole 30 day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848072 Better day today. Less cravings and I stayed on plan. Lord please let this sugar withdrawal be over soon. Now if I can just get my energy back. Walked over 9,000 steps but none of them counted as exercise. Might have something to do with the fact I woke up at 3 am and could not go back to sleep. I did not go to bed till 11 pm and 4 hours sleep is not sufficient rest. <BR> <em>102</em> <BR> Ok this is what I accomplished today <BR> Daily devotional, read 4 chapters of my bible, meditation ... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 21:56:30 EST Whole 30 day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846890 Well I can say for sure this is not an easy way to eat. I am feeling very weak, tired, craving a coke so bad I can taste it and nauseated. Fun Fun Fun <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> On the other hand I am looking forward to the day food does not control my actions. I will be strong, lean, and full of energy if I do the necessary steps. <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> On this journey I am sure to learn a lot about myself. I will meet and become friends with lot of people just like me. We are all trying ... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 17:49:11 EST Whole 30 pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844928 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1267383720.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l361569491.jpg"> <BR> Well I started. Enough said for now. Day one has not been too bad. I am craving sugar but that is the whole point of this. HaHa guess that's the whole point of the program. Sat, 3 Jan 2015 16:40:15 EST Jan 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843723 Well you have to laugh at God's timing. I have one thing in mind and he has another. The meds I am taking have made me sick as a dog. Not able to eat much less worry about what I am taking in calorie wise. I have decided to wait to start Whole 30 till I get over this nausea. No use starting something when I know I can't do it. The only thing I could tolerate yesterday was crackers, salty chips, and chicken broth. I even tried to eat a cookie and took one bite and just threw it away. You know ... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 10:11:57 EST Happy New Years http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842815 I DECLARE 2015 TO BE MY YEAR <BR> <BR> I am so excited about the goals I will be working on. Yes some are a little scary, some huge changes and some will be just plain hard but all are easily doable. My main focus this year is completing my aromatherapy certification, learning to live each day as if it might be my last, and to take each day as it comes. I have some issues with control that I need to work on. HaHa is that an understatement? Yes I know this is not really how I am supposed ... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 12:26:06 EST December 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841278 Well I am trying to get the kitchen ready for my Whole 30 eating plan. I am so very nervous about this but if half what I have read about the results are true I NEED THIS. My DH is going to do this also. I want to limit eating out. I know this will be a real challenge on the days I work but I believe that is the only way I will stay on track with Whole 30. I don't have a lot of will power and will eat if I am around others. Also the wine or margareta will be calling my name. <BR> <BR> Anothe... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 13:03:58 EST december 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839562 Really doing some hard thinking about what I want to accomplish this next year. I see some real changes in my future. I am excited but scared also. This means stepping way outside my comfort zone. I want to focus on changing the inner me to help me be happy with who I am. I think when this happens maybe I won't focus so much on the outer appearance and maybe that will be when everything clicks. I might be wrong but I've been wrong before and what can happen if that's the case. Nothing, but th... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 22:09:00 EST December 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839030 Went to see family today in Chattanooga Tn. Great day and still managed to get in a walk around the lake where my brother in law just bought a condo. Pictures to come later. Guess we will be spending a lot of time with them this summer. It's back to work tomorrow. Hope things have settled down some. Broke my month long streak of no cola's today. Had half a coke at breakfast because McDonald's was out of tea. Oh well back on the wagon tomorrow. <BR> Hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:42:00 EST December 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836770 The move is complete and boy am I glad. I managed this without any weight gain. No loss but no gain so that is pretty good in my opinion. I let the stress really bring me down. One of my goals for the new year is to learn how to handle the stress better. Hope everyone is having a great Christmas. Mon, 22 Dec 2014 10:30:19 EST December 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832473 Well this is the first time in a long time that I ate and just keep eating or at least that's how I feel right now. I ate a 6"roast beef subway sandwich and baked chips for lunch. Not to bad but as I walked past Ben and Jerry's ice cream shop that brownie called my name and I didn't resist. Good news is I at least didn't get the ice cream. Bad news is now I feel like my stomach is going to burst. Is it the guilt I feel or is it real discomfort? I don't know but I have a suspicion that it migh... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 15:52:54 EST December 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830539 Well the day started out good and went well most of the day. My DH called and said lets eat out tonight and I jumped at the chance and there went all my good intentions. At least I didn't drink alcohol or coke. I had fried fish and 2 biscuits from Cracker Barrel and ate baked potato with sour cream. Afraid to add up the calories. Why did I eat all that? Guess I just wanted to. I know I was hungry and got caught up in all the traffic for the President's visit so we didn't get to the restaurant... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 22:44:57 EST December 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829894 Back to work tomorrow and I am kind of looking forward to it. I miss knowing how my patients and their families are doing. This is a hard time of the year for them. I really get mad at myself for all the complaining I sometimes do. I have so much to be thankful for and yet if I don't get my way I get all depressed and down in the dumps. How much harder it must be to face the daily challenges some of the children and their parents go through. As I look forward to the new year I want to focus o... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 20:48:24 EST December 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827778 Another complete day of packing and moving done. Managed to cook 2 meals from scratch. Not the healthiest but at least not fast food. Almost have the entire house packed except for what we will be using till the move. Garage almost clean. Tomorrow I am taking a complete day just for me. I hope that the sun shines even if just for a little while. I truly am in need of some sun and hiking at Radner State Park. Thu, 4 Dec 2014 20:53:06 EST December 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826634 Dead tired tonight. Moving is really no fun. Tue, 2 Dec 2014 21:23:46 EST November 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825211 Decided to quit whining and just do it. I have an excuse for everything but hope that with time and dedication I can overcome this personality trait. Going to work on little steps instead of jumping off a cliff. Day 22 of spinning the wheel to get my spark points and day one for no sodas. Lets see how long I can keep this going. <em>249</em> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:48:04 EST November 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823273 Boy has this been a week from you know where. I was so afraid that we would have a hard time finding some place to live. I have been so stressed and upset that I literally could hardly think straight. I think the worst part of this whole week was the sense of betrayal I felt. I am sure that my landlord was upset also but it could all have been avoided if he had just keep his word or at least explained why he changed his mind instead of trying to put the blame on me. Any way I guess it has wor... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 10:01:41 EST November 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820303 Better day but still not good. Ate with in calorie range but fast food not healthy eating. Walked 15 minutes. Got some news today that set me off on a tangent. Enough said. Got to get better. Off this weekend and I am going to climb a mountain even if we have a blizzard hit Nashville. Thu, 20 Nov 2014 20:51:16 EST November 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819750 Not my best day. Lets say nothing went as I wanted today. I learned that I need my sleep. if I want to stay on track and need my oils for my mental heath. Praying for the strength to stay focused on my goals and keep on trucking. Wed, 19 Nov 2014 21:33:11 EST November 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819210 Getting ready to try to go to bed. Still having trouble getting to sleep. Any way a good day. Walked 2.5 miles but didn't enjoy it as much as usual. I was trying to increase my milage and just took some of the pleasure out of it. It was also very cold. I did get a good picture of 5 deer in the grass beside the parking lot but didn't download to the computer yet. May be I will get that done tomorrow. Started tomorrows dinner in the crock pot. Hope it turns out good. See you all tomorrow. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 22:51:57 EST November 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818627 A great day today. Meet my challenge, exercised. lost 1lb, ate within my nutritional range and spent the evening with some wonderful friends and meet some new friends. Had my Zyto scan done. Very interesting concept. It is supposed to measure the different areas of the body that the electrical vibration is off. Then tell you which oil or supplement will raise the vibrational energy of that organ on system of the body. I have to admit that it was accurate as to the issues I have been dealing w... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:36:20 EST November 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817993 Had a better day. Only worked 1 floor at the hospital instead of 2. Less walking but having a hard time with new shoes hurting my feet and was kind of glad for the slow day. Did a lot of reflecting today and hope it will help me to be more focused on what is really important to my piece of mind. My BBF daughter invited me to a zyoto scan tomorrow night. I am pumped about this. It is supposed to tell you just what essential oils your body needs to help balance your energy system. I will let yo... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 22:50:16 EST November 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817503 Well another day bit the dust and my plans went out the window. To all my spark friends old and new know that your encouragement makes me keep coming back when I screw up. It has been a very busy 2 days at work and eating has been hit or miss. Will be starting my first challenge with Campwanabfit Monday. Looks like fun. I like the fact that we can do or not do what ever we decide but as someone said today, it is all about our choices. We choose. Tonight I choose comfort food over my desire t... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 23:26:41 EST November 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816977 Another day of cold weather here in Nashville. Got cold too quick and I am having a hard time dealing with it. Makes me lazy and want to stay inside. The arthritis pain don't help either. Well that's enough complaints for one day. Now for the good stuff. Meet some very nice families at work today. Talked with my granddaughter for a bit before she went to her fathers for the weekend and planned a trip for a train ride with my daughter. Picked my grandson up so he can spend the weekend with my ... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:14:38 EST November 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816442 Not my best day but not to bad either. Bailed on taking a walk as it was really cold and my arthritis really kicked my butt today. Ate well in the morning and afternoon but lost it at Dinner at Olive Garden with my best friend. We had a great time and when I started entering my meal on my tracker I realized I didn't really do to bad. Probably not completely accurate but close. Tomorrow is another day. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 23:08:17 EST November 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815774 Boy did the weather turn cold in Nashville today. I meant to go for a walk at lunch but walked the halls of vanderbilt instead. Not my favorite way to exercise but did 10 minutes anyway. Meet a new friend on Spark today. Tomorrow I plan on going to exercise with my BF then hitting the hot tub. Taking a day just for myself. If it warms up I might go for a short hike also. Being outside in nature calms me and helps me look at my life in a clearer way. Add some Young Living Essential Oils and ... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 21:13:05 EST Nov 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815135 Within all my parameters for my daily totals. Walked 10mins slowly but did it anyway. Still having abdominal pain but guess I just have to get used to that. It was a rainy dreary day today. Hope tomorrow is better. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:39:24 EST November 10th walk at Radnor Lake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814333 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1558124315.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What a glorious day today was for me. Love hiking the trails here at Radnor Lake. No matter what kind of mood I am in when I start, I am in a much better place when I leave. Here are a few of the other pictures I took. Hope you enjoy them as much as I did. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1682056469.jpg"> <BR> This picture does not really show the beauty of this scene. The sun was shi... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 15:21:32 EST November 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814159 Well here I am again starting over. I have to believe that someday I will get this right. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 10:52:49 EST Oct 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799225 DROP THE FATITUDE AND GET A WINNING ATTITUDE <BR> <BR> CHANGE YOUR THOUGHTS TO WIN THE WEIGHT LOSS GAME <BR> <BR> WOW WOW WOW <BR> <BR> Did the words above grab your attention? They sure did mine. With out even reading the article I new that this was something I needed to hear. As I read this article all I could do was say to myself, she's talking about me. Every point she made fit me at some time in my weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> It's not my fault <BR> I just can't help myself <BR> ... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 10:32:11 EST Oct 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798966 Busy day tomorrow. My aroma therapy class is this weekend in Knoxville. Will be gone all weekend. No husband, children or grandchildren. Kind of looking forward to a weekend by myself. I do not know anyone in the class or the teacher either. Now to eat on program and get in my exercise. I am making my plans and my menu's for the weekend. I am staying at a friends house who is out of town so will be easier to keep on track. I am hoping the rain is gone by Friday. The mountains will be georgous... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 23:00:41 EST Oct 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798345 Well my good intentions went out the window tonight. Didn't get done with dinner and tomorrow's dinner till 9:30. was just to tired to do another 10 minutes exercise. Up at 5am tomorrow and work 2 floors at the hospital. Got to get some sleep tonight. On the positive side I stayed with in my calorie, fat, carb, protein and fiber limits today. I think that is the first time every that I managed to completely stay in line with what Spark People set for my nutrition goals. I also got in 15 minut... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 22:19:27 EST Oct 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797711 Not a bad day except I didn't eat enough. Got to figure out how to divide my calorie allotment up better. Did 2 different 20minute walks. I was really busy at work and had to walk from Children's hospital to the main which is a good little walk. Mon, 13 Oct 2014 22:08:29 EST Oct 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796911 Rough weekend. Failed at just about every goal I had. OK time to get serious. As I was eating my lunch of taco bell grande nachos I was hating myself for not following through on anything. I try and try but just fail to do what I plan. Oh well as I was tracking my food I read the new mini book by Sparkman. Basically the same as his book the Spark but one thing caught my eye this time. He was talking about people like me who start out really motivated and exercise a lot than just get discourag... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 15:33:53 EST Oct 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794254 Walked 2.25 miles today with my grandson at Long Hunter Park. Good walk but am aching in every joint in my body today. Hope I am not getting sick. Stayed on program today I am heading to the bathtub for a good long soak in detox bath salts with essential oils. Hope it helps with the pain. See you all tomorrow. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l953938615.jpg"> Tue, 7 Oct 2014 20:08:17 EST Monday OCT 7 TH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793522 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l935850680.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This beautiful girl is one of the reasons that I intend to make some positive changes in my life. I want to be healthy when she gives me my first great grandchild. Hopefully I have plenty of time to accomplish this. <BR> <BR> Today I decided to really keep tract of what I am eating. I bought a food scale and some other measuring equipment. I am taking it one day at a time just like a alcoholic or drug addict does... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 16:22:14 EST Starting over again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792913 Here I go again. Back up at 180 and eating everything in sight. I am always a emotional wreck and eat when I let life's troubles get to me. Don't understand why I am like this. Any problem with money and the first thing I do is run as fast as I can to the comfort foods. I use the excuse that it cost to much to eat healthy but that is just what it is, A EXCUSE. Other than worrying about money my life is great right now. Oh well got to keep positive. My grandchildren are doing great, worked a v... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 17:37:06 EST Today's walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784854 Just home from my walk in the neighborhood. What a beautiful day here in Nashville. The sun is shinning, the wind gently blowing and all is right in my day so far. While out walking I meet a nice young lady and her 2 year old daughter. They live just up the road from me. We meet half way up THE HILL. It is a brutal hill that I had to stop 3 times, to just make it to the top, when I first started walking. She was pushing the 2 year old up the hill in a stroller. She was talking to herself and ... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 15:21:50 EST Peace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784318 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l73626337.jpg"> <BR> <BR> God is always with us. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 21:26:07 EST Great Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783771 Back at work and on target with eating and exercising today. H2o 8 glasses. One diet coke(bad me). Did 90 minute massage for friend which got in my workout minutes and still walked over 9000 steps per spark tracker. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l652079813.jpg"> <BR> <BR> picture from recent vacation in Florida Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:06:41 EST Reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783030 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l257747160.jpg"> <BR> This was the first thing I saw during my walk this morning. It was so innocent and beautiful. It was also very trusting. Made me think of how this should be the way we trust the Lord to provide for all our needs. I am working on trusting that he knows just the right time for me to finish what HE has in store for me. I am struggling with wanting to lose weight and get healthier when I should be thankful for all the Lord h... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:47:35 EST week 2 ,6th day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781755 Short and sweet. Still sick. Missing work, and walking. Gona get off here and do some Yoga to at least get in some exercise. Might help my mental attitude too. See everyone at weigh in tomorrow. Wed, 17 Sep 2014 15:40:23 EST Bad day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781153 I have never had migraines but believe I have one today. This headache started last night, was dizzy and slightly nauseated. Tried to do the holistic route with peppermint essential oil, also did the raindrop therapy treatment with the oils, used hot pack to neck and base of skull. That finally relieved me enough to go to sleep this am at 1:30. Up at 5:00 and started right back up. It is 5 pm and still can't hardly think it is hurting so bad . Took 2 BC powers without relief. Hope I can find ... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 18:11:33 EST My hike today at Radner Lake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779914 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1665004182.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1677935509.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1609337368.jpg"> <img <BR> <BR> src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l346625876.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1345951525.jpg"> <BR> These pictures say it all. Have a wonderful week. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:50:55 EST week 2 day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779288 Kicked my butt at work today. Now to soak in the tub and relax with my homemade Lavender essential bath salts and diffuse Release as I read a good book. If only I could have a glass of wine. <BR> Sat, 13 Sep 2014 20:18:38 EST Weel 2 of challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778789 Not a bad day. Cravings gone most of today. No snaks at all today and no hunger in between meals. Got in 36 minute walk during lunch. Foot still hurting but just keep on going. Really got sore after the walk. Home now and going to read some more of the new book The Metabolism Miracle. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 20:44:45 EST Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777835 Lost 3 pounds this week. Pretty good but not going to get too excited. I always lose more the first week or two. My challenge is to continue eating sensibly and to keep exercising. It has helped tremendously that my husband is eating the same way as I am. Also it is helping to be accountable to our STOP group <BR> <BR> WHAT I DID WELL <BR> 1. Ate every 2 or 3 hours till I got my blood sugar stable <BR> 2. No Alcohol <BR> 3. Tracked everything I ate <BR> 4. Bought the battery for my Spark Tr... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 09:40:18 EST