RABBITART's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RABBITART RABBITART'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/ Breaking Up With My Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6337898 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/35ede791-f183-4d66-9a02-62c6ff5d5203.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I finally made peace with my scale. Two weeks ago I removed my scale from it's time out spot. I weighed myself and forgot to put it back underneath the dresser. I realized one morning I had no desire to step on or even check my weight. For me, it was the best thing I did because I noticed if the numbers were too high I would set myself up for a bad day. I still have bad days, but now I have... Thu, 23 Mar 2017 15:18:41 EST Continued Success - NSV http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331611 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f56eeddb-3bf2-46b1-82df-d2439ac773f5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Saturday morning is the day of my weekly weigh-ins and only Saturday. This morning I did not have the desire to weigh myself. About a month ago I was almost in a melt-down mode for not stepping on the scale at least once a day or more. <BR> <BR> I did take my measurements, and I am down 1/2 inch on my thighs, 2 inches off my waist and 1 inch off my hips. The exercise plan is working! I am... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 00:32:50 EST Acceptance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331098 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/16a648e1-d17a-46a6-b19a-c5b5165619b3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've had an insanely busy week with appointments, my personal family issues and I was asked to help out a military friend during a tough time in his life. I told this friend to "Embrace the Suck". I know it may sound coarse to say a statement like that to someone going through a difficult time. But understand, I can speak to my military friends in a way they will not be offended or hurt. Wha... Fri, 10 Mar 2017 23:52:51 EST Failure or Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6327938 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/514a0879-86aa-4a45-9b01-86243c08b906.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I stepped on the scale since my big project. I did not lose any weight nor did I expect too. What I did lose was inches, 1 inch off my waist, 1/2 inch off my hips and 1/4 inch off my thighs. I did notice my body fat percentage decreased and my muscle mass had increased. <BR> <BR> I know, in the past I would have considered I failed in my goal for the week and beaten myself up over it... Sat, 4 Mar 2017 22:37:29 EST Final Thoughts - Scale In Time Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6323962 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3454c696-93d6-42b5-9784-272957273331.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I want to say a humungous thank you to all my Sparks family for supporting and encouraging me on this project this last month. <BR> <BR> I learned a great deal about myself in the last month with my scale project. I realized I don't need to weigh myself every day. I know that works for some people but not me. I end up hating myself more rather than accepting it is just one of many tools. I... Thu, 2 Mar 2017 12:42:22 EST Day 29 - Scale In Time Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6322051 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/967ce8d7-05e1-497b-b1b8-da1de86a82da.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This morning, I finally pulled out my scale and stepped on it. It was what I expected no changes. But I am continuing to loose inches. I think I have done lots of processing since my last blog and why I am so attached to the scale. I realized my mood could be made worse if the number is not what I expect. <BR> <BR> All day I worked on setting new goals and writing them down. I am going to ... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 23:53:03 EST Day 21 - Scale In Time Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6318145 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62da402f-5ed5-48f1-9c0e-9d6f7e7398fe.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> I am still staying the course and refusing to get on the scale. I had great intentions of getting in a yoga workout and other self-care types of activities instead I was on the computer most of the day trying to get a virus off my computer. I am thrilled to say my computer is fine. I am not going to beat myself up or restrict for missing a workout....nope. No guilt here. <BR> <BR> This mo... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 01:12:12 EST Day 18 - Scale in Time Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316539 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c7a3f4e5-800f-4362-943b-d3407a7154c3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am very proud to say the scale has been in time out and I am past the halfway mark of the month-long experiment. Somedays, it has been tough to resist the urge to step on the scale. It is strange how we can have one tiny little number can control so many aspects of our lives. Monday, was tough I wanted desperately wanted to step on the scale. I did not because I want to keep myself account... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 13:36:25 EST Day13 - Scale In Time Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314141 <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/75774daa-b507-4f6e-9575-cbb856ec3744.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> I am happy to say I have still not stepped on the scale. The mornings I find most difficult. I did take my measurements, and I am thrilled to say I have lost an inch around my waist, 1/2 inch off my hips. Things are starting to go in the right direction. <BR> <BR> I feel, my thoughts are very much like a hamster running on a wheel. I starting worrying about the number on the scale ... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 20:29:54 EST Day 11 - Scale In Time Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6312838 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4f77d6f7-9fa5-4c6a-811c-6721a4f1c787.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The painting night with my co-workers so much fun. We had a great time! <BR> <BR> These last few days, I have been so busy with appointments at Veteran's Affairs and other family issues I did not get an opportunity to blog. <BR> <BR> Some days are better than others with my problems with the scale. This morning I noticed I was feeling very anxious about not weighing myself. Yesterday was... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 11:55:11 EST Day 7 - Scale In Time Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310761 I want to thank everyone for their kind and encouraging comments on my blog. I appreciate the support. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f472a632-6737-4f2e-9bb8-17cef951fbe0.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> This morning started out very hectic; my cell phone started going off at 730am. I need to take care of some urgent matters. I spent most of the morning on my phone and the computer. I was grateful for the distraction I did not think about the scale until 1 pm. <BR> <BR> <img... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 14:56:56 EST Day 6 - Scale In Time Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310259 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/43af9a1a-b73c-4511-9820-d6b62d48ed86.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I missed blogging it was a very busy day. This morning I woke up feeling in an off mood. My mind instantly thought about the scales and the need to weigh myself. I noticed the scales sticking out from the under the dresser. I honestly thought about stepping on and having a peek. But I am committed to seeing this project through and resisted the urge. <BR> <BR> I have noticed some... Fri, 3 Feb 2017 14:34:13 EST Day 4 - Scale In Time Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309156 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a21e9c1-dc2c-45b4-8f16-a61eee782fe9.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> We all know that person you can't function in the morning without their cup of coffee. I have to admit I am one those people. I finding with my scale in the timeout I am like that person needing coffee. Weighing myself had become such a habit and mood at times did reflect the number on the scale. I needed to know that number every morning, and because of that number at times my entire wardr... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 15:15:21 EST Day 3 - Time out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308799 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f8ae8219-3820-4397-a517-e34e83d1cd21.jpg"> <BR> I am happy to say my scales are still in time out. It funny how weighing my self everyday on two different scales became such a habbit. Today, I didn't think about the scales as often because I so busy at the Veterans Affairs Office for appointments all day. Didn't get in my yoga work but definitely did well getting in my steps Wed, 1 Feb 2017 01:25:00 EST Day Two - Time Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6308191 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/43144635-420f-49f6-836e-b1060705d313.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today was the second day without weighing myself. I am happy I made it with stepping on it once. At breakfast, I told my husband why the scales were missing. He said he wondered but did not want to ask. He said he was very glad to see the scales in time out. <BR> <BR> I found it harder resisting the urge to step on the scale harder than it was to resist eating chocolate right now. I ... Tue, 31 Jan 2017 00:08:22 EST My Scale Is In Time Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307310 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d3c32828-f6c8-4fc5-989e-12137ad905ed.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I've experienced some good and some very stressful changes in my life these last couple of years. I am struggling right now with an increase in the number on my bathroom scale. I am sure I have gained a few pounds, but for the most part, my clothes still fit the same. I honestly believe stress and water weight is the big culprit plus I have been working on more muscle building as well.... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 14:46:17 EST Big Changes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292723 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b66de2a1-9b72-48d8-9db7-ac7332fab659.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> The last few months have been a whirlwind of changes. I was accepted by Veteran's Affairs to go back to school and finish my degree. I have quit my job in retail. I am now able to focus on getting better from my OSI I received while serving in the military. I am now able to concentrate on my workouts and hopefully get myself in a better place not only mentally but physically as well. I have... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 17:21:13 EST Body Shaming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225174 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/81d5952b-426e-4995-96c1-d0b73a956cd3.jpg"> I have mentioned in previous blogs, I was a university student and I dropped out because of the economy and found a job working in a woman's clothing store. I meet so many wonderful women of all shapes, nationalities and ages. I am in a position to share with women a size label in the clothing does not and should not define who you are. I want to give each woman I met a compliment and try to help the... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 01:24:07 EST Feeling Blessed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6196738 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/63b08c45-f743-4717-af4d-1581ee3f914e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This past year and half has been extremely trying and emotionally draining on our family. We've had endured my husband being out of work for a year and half. We've had numerous expected death and illnesses. I personally had to give up university and go back to work. When things were looking exceptionally bleak we had a massive break through about two weeks ago not only did my husband get one... Thu, 7 Jul 2016 23:46:03 EST Letting Go. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6175485 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f014e9a1-8c37-4196-862b-93468d8cdaf3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I seemed to be a good time for an update on my blog and pass on the things I have been learning. For years, I thought losing weight, was about eating right and exercising I never thought too much about the mental side of my weight loss. I am an Army veteran. I have an Operational Stress Injury, most commonly called PTSD caused by my time in the military. I am working towards moving forward... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 00:15:01 EST Life In Persective http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6129740 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8ffe1d16-c3f4-4e88-83bd-72111413a234.jpg"> The last few months have been incredibly difficult for me. Our family has dealt with three friends and a family member passing away within the last five months. These friends were a variety of ages and my cousin was only 25yrs old. My cousin was a single dad of a little girl only two years of age. He succumbed to a heart attack just before St. Patrick's Day. He was exercising at the gym when he collap... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 22:42:35 EST No Apologies Need... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6106486 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c6ae3ac-a14e-484c-a22f-de976e481966.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I had been struggling the last few weeks with "feeling of being fat" and then a coworker of mine called me fat. After the incident with my coworker I did not have a feeling of being fat but I did question my my size and my wardrobe. Today it was just myself and this particular coworker together in the store. I have to admit last night I spent hours trying on almost every piece of clot... Sun, 28 Feb 2016 01:40:26 EST Feeling Confused and Frustrated.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6103967 I have a very physically demanding job, I am on my feet all day and I can easily get in 5000 steps just at work. Lately everyone has been telling me, my bosses, my doctor, friends and family how great I look and they tell me I look like I have lost ten pounds. <BR> <BR> In addition to the movement I get at work, I also workout at home. I have been focusing on muscle building and strengthening my core. I know something must be working because I used to wear a size 16 jean forever and I have ... Wed, 24 Feb 2016 17:37:17 EST Feeling Fat - Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6096633 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/51999d70-4dcd-4a6a-93a6-387b3a5cf025.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I continue to struggle with the concept of feeling fat and keep telling myself and those around me I feel fat. I need 20 minutes to get dressed in the morning because I am constantly changing my outfit because of my feelings. Everyone around me tells me I look amazing and look as if I have lost ten pounds lately. My scale says I have gained about 10 pounds since stopping a medication. It cou... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 16:29:27 EST Fat Is Not A Feeling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6090497 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b7af039e-557d-45b6-865a-113fe8556aa8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lately I have not been feeling good about myself. Last week I was discussing with my husband I was feeling fat and not attractive. I gave it some serious thought and realized fat is not a feeling but anger and sadness etc are. So what was I feeling? <BR> <BR> I realized I was feeling stressed out, overwhelmed and sad with situations in my life and it was easier to admit to myself I felt fa... Sun, 7 Feb 2016 23:20:33 EST Mindset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6076723 This past year I had to drop out of university because of my husband being laid off from this job for nearly a year. I found a job working in woman's clothing store. I love all the beautiful women I get to meet on a daily basis. <BR> <BR> We have women of all different sizes and ages who come into the store to shop. I've learned so much from serving these beautiful women. Most every woman I work with no matter the size hates something about their bodies. <BR> <BR> I love when I can help f... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 00:29:19 EST Problems Of Eating When Tired or Hangry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6073705 This morning I had every intention of sleeping in but my cats decided to wake me up because they were starving death and missing a few kibbles in their bowl. I ignored the cats tried to go back to sleep when my daughter came in telling she needed a ride to school or she was going to be late writing her exams for her diploma. I took my daughter to school and came home and fed the cats before they called the SPCA on me. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7a895317-2294-... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:59:11 EST Lack Of Food Makes Me Grumpy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072022 This morning I started out in a grumpy mood feeling overwhelmed with the cleaning, painting and trying to find room for all of my son's stuff. He is moving back home and we having to shuffle bedrooms and make room. I am happy to say I did find my tracker about an hour later. I also decided rather than be grump all day I need to take care of things for myself. I had not eaten breakfast so my first task was to feed my body. I needed the food and water to put me back in the right frame of mind.... Sun, 17 Jan 2016 18:49:58 EST Counting My Blessings... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6070649 I am a happy to say am I still on track with eating and getting my steps. Most days I've eaten the goal on calories which for me is a big deal because when I am under stress I have a habit of not eating or I under eat. <BR> <BR> I am feeling so happy and grateful my husband is finally back to work after getting laid off about a year ago. I will be able to start focusing on my schooling again and I eventually working out more. <BR> <BR> I am grateful to have a job that keeps me moving and ... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 00:08:57 EST Must Put On My Oxygen Mask First... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6065381 I am trying to get back on track with my eating and exercise but I want to do it slowly and no pressure on myself. It has been a very stressful 2015, I've been told numerous times I need to take of myself first. A friend once told me, if I was on a plane and the oxygen mask came down I would be so busy making sure everyone my family, elderly people, the entire crew and the animals in cargo had their oxygen before I had mine. lol He was correct in his statement. For me not only is eating and e... Sun, 10 Jan 2016 00:35:59 EST Making Progress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6062629 Since I have decided to back on the track with my eating and excerise. I wanted to focus on one thing at time since I have tendency to under eat when under stress my main focus has just to eat. I happy to say, I am not feeling as tired but I am hungry all the time now. <BR> <BR> For now am going to focus on the food and trying to get my steps in then I will start to add additional work outs when I am in the habit of eating calories. No pressure or stress. Wed, 6 Jan 2016 23:00:21 EST Feeling Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6060522 I've not made any health or fitness goals for quite a few months. It feels good to just even have little ones again. I have decided I am going to work on eating the right amount of calories for me. I have a tendency to under eat or not eat all when stressed out. Food, is number one goal. <BR> <BR> Exercise is my second. I have a job where I am on my feel all days and spend a great deal of it walking or going up and down stairs. My goal right now is even 5mins a day of my workout and see wha... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 21:54:33 EST Happy For A New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6059216 I am so glad to see 2015 finally leave and for 2016 to start. It has been more than a difficult for me and our family. We have dealt with job loss, the deaths of dear friends, I dropped out of university to go back to work to help support the family. <BR> <BR> Even though it has been a difficult year I have still managed to loose weight. Somedays were better than others some days I ate fruits, veggies etc and other days I ate what ever I wanted. I moved my body and I am now down almost 20lb... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 19:15:28 EST Lost My Sparktracker... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984550 It has been a very busy summer for me, I have a great part time working in amazing clothing store which helps keeps me getting in my steps and and the days I have to steam clothing. i get in about a million squats. lol <BR> <BR> My goals for weight loss have been more due to stress and not because of proper diet and exercise. I am honestly try to make that more of goal right now to eat better and exercise more. I was so sad, I lost my Spark tracker in the hotel at my sisters wedding but tha... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 13:39:42 EST Sucess http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913464 I am happy to say the pain I was having from the antibiotic is just about gone. What is really making my day is another pound gone and more inches. <em>104</em> My tall boots are fitting better each time I try them on. I even had to retrieve a pair of jean I had put in a bag ready to give away because they were too tight at Christmas now they are fitting just right and my current jeans are getting to big. I may have to go back and go through the give away bag and give it a second look. lo... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 13:09:59 EST Feeling Much Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905075 I am very happy to say most of the muscle and joint pain is going away, I still have a little bit of pain in my calf muscles. I was able to see the doctor on Wednesday, he said for me to stop taking the antibiotic and he is going to send me for CT scan to try and find out why I am having so many issues with my sinuses. I am still having pain in my left eye but is nothing compared to the muscle and joint pain I was experiencing. <BR> <BR> At least that part of life is looking up, looking f... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 23:49:27 EST Having A Setback http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902666 Today was not a very productive day for me. I have been struggling with a sinus infection for almost 12 weeks now my doctor finally but me on antibiotics last week. I have discovered this past week in taking them it is not the right medication for me...Oh boy, I've been having the worst muscle pain, joint pain and headache all week since starting this med and not mention it has not even helped the sinus infection at all. <BR> <BR> This morning I finally decided I could not longer deal with ... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 00:28:45 EST Feeling Less Stressed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900940 Today I am finally starting to feel less stress out about my husband getting laid off from his job. I have been worried sick I was going to have to give school completely but for now we received a very healthy tax return which can keep us going for quite awhile plus the job he is currently doing is lasting longer than we thought. I have applied for a couple of part time jobs so hopefully I can get one and keep my schooling going. <BR> <BR> With all this stress I have been under it has ki... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 00:01:14 EST Rollercoaster Type Of Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895396 It was so nice having my husband home on days off. I was very busy going places with him and eating out. I was happy to say I was able to keep up on my steps and ate moderately healthy. <BR> <BR> The big problem of this past week was my stress levels, my husband's full time job has been put on hold to the fall and we felt extremely blessed for him to been able to have found a contracting job with another company. On Monday we were just getting ready to leave for the airport and he received... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 17:14:40 EST NSV and Inches Going http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888947 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1020169268.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am having a much better day than the other day. I measured myself and I have lost 1/2 inch off my calves and thighs! <em>104</em> All my walking and leg work is paying off. I noticed the difference in my calves when I went to put on my rain boots for the first time this year. The boots slid off and on. <BR> <BR> I love lifting weights but some days I get so hungry I want to eat the paint off the walls. I m... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 22:04:08 EST Bad Day, Skipped Meals And Stress Ball http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888120 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1312890022.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Okay....Yesterday, was just one of those days, the night before my middle son received an eye injury at work. I told him I would go and fill the prescription for the antibiotic eye drops he needed. When I went to drop off the prescription I was told there were a couple of problems, number one the drug the doctor prescribed was on back order for months. No big deal, I asked if there was a substitution they said ye... Fri, 6 Mar 2015 12:07:13 EST Day In The Life Of My Fuzzy Alarm Clock http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887656 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l622533831.jpg"> <BR> <BR> After Scarlett wakes me at 5am she usually goes back to sleep for the rest of the day. One particular morning I found she had crawled under the blankets put herself to bed in "my bed". She is just too darn cute to move so I left her and took a picture and the cat slept there most of the day. <BR> <BR> When she is not sleeping she is sitting in my purse, dragging laundry around the house and she does like to torme... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 16:25:09 EST My Fuzzy Alarm Clock http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886991 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1157598254.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is Scarlett, my Siamese Ragdoll cat who insists on waking me most mornings at 5am to bring me her favorite toy a ribbon or she brings socks or bras up from the laundry room. She leaves quite the trail of clothes in the morning. She comes and has a little snuggle in my neck and she's off for the day. I lay in bed sometimes go back to sleep until 6am and then take my daughter to school for 7am. Even though my c... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 14:43:26 EST Successful Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885959 My day started off very early almost too early for me.... oh like at 5am my cat woke me up to come into my bedroom to say hello. Why can't cats wait until 10am lol. I tired to go back to sleep but we were having terrible winds all day today. I honestly thought the roof was going to blow off the house. Because of the wind I've had a terrible headache, the joys of living in Alberta but thankfully we will be in the plus for temperature in couple days. <BR> <BR> I go my workout in and I am plea... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 01:57:12 EST Recharged My Batteries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885223 Today was a great day, I finally had the opportunity to sleep in <em>224</em> . I was just relaxing in bed and my dad called me just to talk. I must have talked to him for over an hour then I talked to my mom for over an hour as well. I needed that. <BR> <BR> My oldest son, came over and we were talking about food and exercise and we found a recipe for cauliflower pizza. I sent him to the store for the ingredients we made the pizza and it was amazing! I was going to take a picture of the... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 01:22:38 EST Thankful For Setbacks, Weightgains and Failure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884482 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l895751994.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know the title of blog sounds funny but I am truly thankful for all of my sets backs, weight gain and failure I have have endured this past two years because I have learned so much about myself and my weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> I said to my hubby and my oldest son if loosing weight was easy everyone would be at their goal weight. I have also come realize eating differently and exercise are easy it is the m... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:43:17 EST Finding Balance In My Crazy Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872070 I am very happy to say, I just completed my latest university course Law and Legislation with a 94% <em>198</em> . Now I can take some time this week and enjoy some time with my family. <BR> <BR> I hoping to get back into my workout schedule but that went the way side with school and on top of it all I have not been feeling 100%. I did go and see the doctor and I need to go for x-rays later on this week. <BR> <BR> Even with not feeling well, I was able to de-junk my walk in closest an... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 20:50:50 EST White Carpet and My Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868804 Did you just ever have one of those days? It's seems I am having one and it's kinda funny. To start off I woke up this morning with a very sore back in the, in my kidney area, my mind started running away with it's self thinking I must have a kidney infection. Darn you Google, it doesn't help I did not sleep well last and I am feeling a little under weather today. <BR> <BR> When I got my mind to stop running away with million aliments it could be I remembered I shoveled the drive way yeste... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 16:29:24 EST Self Talk & Healthy Lifestyle vs Dieting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830966 I had to take a great big step away from the computer and many other things in my life just to reduce the stress and refocus my life and in the process I have discovered so my many things. <BR> <BR> The minute we say we are on a "diet" we instantly start thinking "good and "bad" foods. We even feel shame and quilt if we eat the "bad" or forbidden food" . I decided for myself I was going to take the pressure off myself and stop that type of talk and thinking. The word diet has always been a ... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:34:51 EST When In Doubt Wear Red Shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787453 My life has been a non-stop whirl wind since June when our youngest son gradated high school. Over these past few months, I have gained a whole new insight about myself and my weight loss journey. <BR> <BR> As with most of us, when we have special event happening in our lives we hope to loose that magic number of pounds before the event. Before my son graduated, I was busy with my university courses, trying to get things organized for son for college, planning our holidays and my parents 50... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 15:35:43 EST