RAINDANCERJESS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RAINDANCERJESS RAINDANCERJESS'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/ Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6064962 I did yoga twice this week, and I'm now taking a weekly dance class and taiko drumming which is surprisingly just as much of a workout as dancing. I even got in some dance practice while doing housework this morning. I have kept below 150 for two months now so I think the little things are finally adding up to make a difference. Now to nudge just a little extra into each day so the scale starts moving down. I can do this. Sat, 9 Jan 2016 14:24:32 EST Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6054480 Well, the tiredness hit me yesterday so I did not make it to the gym. I did make my smoothie for breakfast so yay! :) Tue, 29 Dec 2015 08:00:43 EST New Year-ish http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6053901 I'm feeling very motivated today. Might be the excitement of seeing the scale nudge down to 147 this morning. I cleaned my gym shoes last week and have them with clothes in my car, ready to stop at the gym on the way home TODAY. I have a streak going of over two weeks of logging in every day, which makes me think about my healthy choices more often than when I don't log in. Yesterday I lifted something very heavy and remembered to stretch first, and did not injure myself. Yay! This morn... Mon, 28 Dec 2015 10:06:03 EST Long Road http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6042162 It feels like a whole lifetime has passed since I wrote that last entry. Since then I've been through several surgeries - one of them major and several life-threatening - 50+ kidney stones - moved to a new state - had my body go completely haywire and my thyroid shut down... it's not been fun. I'm now around 150 lbs and struggling to keep the weight from continuing to go up, while battling massive sugar cravings and some frustrating food allergies that limit my options. I live in a little ... Fri, 4 Dec 2015 08:09:10 EST Thursday 8/30/2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5037471 This summer I've been doing well keeping below 118 but I inched above that this morning... time to get back to what I know I need to do! <BR> <BR> I am adding tracking water to my list too, because I think I'm ready to add another good thing and the app on my phone makes it easy. <BR> I successfully stopped crossing my legs - my knees still hurt sometimes but at least I'm not making them worse now. <BR> Good sleep: Focus on going to bed on time and not reading one more chapter. Do my befo... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 12:54:38 EST Plan for July 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4946667 I want a trophy for July. I am going to earn the 250 fitness minutes trophy this month! <BR> <BR> It's far too hot in the evenings to go walking now, but if I go to bed early then I can get up early and maybe convince myself to go walking in the morning. Just half an hour. <BR> <BR> Another goal I am working on is not sitting with my legs crossed anymore. It is bad for my hips and knees and I know I can stop if I make the effort to break the habit. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 18:17:11 EST GOOOOOOAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4926021 I didn't post the other day but I hit my goal weight! YESSSSSS! I rewarded myself by buying a pair of shorts and a skirt, neither of which I've been willing to wear until now. Even an extra 10-15 pounds looks like a lot when you're short and it all goes right to my thighs and tummy. Let's not let that happen again! <BR> <BR> Today is day four in a row of doing morning yoga. I have discovered that if it's the very first thing I do, even before making coffee, it's actually pretty easy to ... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 09:45:16 EST Saturday 3/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4792100 I ate breakfast for two days in a row, and tracked my food every day this week. Getting back to SparkPeople has been a lot easier than I expected! The iPhone app makes it easier. If I don't want to record my food right away I am trying to remember to take a photo of it. <BR> <BR> Moving day is in less than a week. The good side of this is that I'm getting a lot of weight-lifting exercise! It is very challenging for me to recognize that there are so many things we will not have access ... Sat, 17 Mar 2012 13:17:52 EST YES! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1517380 This morning I dropped below 119! I regretfully have not been doing much exercise since starting school back up, but I am working hard to make good food choices. <BR> <BR> I am also now going to regular chiropractor appointments to get my neck fixed, which is something I should have done years ago but I am doing it now and proud of that. Better now than ten years from now. Fri, 17 Oct 2008 11:17:53 EST Back on the wagon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1394763 I have been mostly ignoring my Spark Page since moving. My eating and exercising habits are improving - I have lost a pound and a half - but I need to get back to tracking things. I feel so good physically when I make all my numbers, and I'm feeling tired and sluggy lately so it's time to pay attention again. <BR> <BR> Today at Subway I got apples instead of cookies. I love apples. I love the crunchy and the tart and the juicy. It is so much easier to make the effort to stop eating junk... Mon, 11 Aug 2008 16:33:22 EST Doing well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1261711 I am happy to discover that for the most part, it isn't my meals that throws my diet out of whack. It's the candy and pastries in between. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I had a massive craving for french fries. I have been doing well and had a pretty light breakfast, and somehow the small fries were okay with my calories. Made the fat go way high but I've been low on that so maybe that's why I had the craving. I felt SO much better after eating them. :) <BR> <BR> It is not easy to do working o... Tue, 10 Jun 2008 14:18:37 EST Burgerville kicks butt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1248364 Burgerville's website makes it very easy to find nutrition information. Kudos to them! I was REALLY craving their fish & chips yesterday, as that is a usual Monday habit for me, but I didn't want to eat that without knowing how many calories were in it. <BR> <BR> Suprisingly, not nearly as many as I thought! Only 320 for the three pieces of fish I eat, and I can easily pass on the fries as it's the fish I really want. And I don't have to give it up, YAY! I love discovering that foods I ... Wed, 4 Jun 2008 01:31:58 EST Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1248327 I forgot my workout clothes this morning. I came home with the intention to change clothes and go back, but noticed on the way past the apartment complex's workout room that it was empty (as usual). Why drive back to the gym at work when I can try this one out for the first time? <BR> <BR> I did my stretches and hopped on the treadmill. Nothing. It won't turn on. I decide to ride the stationary bike - I can't reach the pedals or adjust the seat. I've never used an elliptical trainer be... Wed, 4 Jun 2008 01:07:12 EST Evening munchies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1243212 It's 9:15pm. Time for wanting evening munchies. I am very proud of myself today for being within my calorie range and hitting almost all my other goals - for the first time since starting back on SP last week I might add - and I am determined to not ruin my great nutrition day by giving in to temptation. <BR> <BR> How to fight the munchie desire? I'm not hungry. It's just a habit, and I like the motion of eating. Of chewing. Of crunchy things. Is it because I'm feeling lonely? Or bor... Mon, 2 Jun 2008 00:25:31 EST