REFORMDEB's SparkPeople Blog REFORMDEB's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community BLC35 FALL ROUND SIGN UP LINK HERE It' time to sign up for the BLC35 FALL ROUND! If you want a challenge that works this one is for you! Just click on the link below to get started you won't regret it! <BR> <BR> HURRY THE LAST DAY FOR SIGN UPS IS AUGUST 26TH!!! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>eam_messageboard_thread.asp?board=0x68<BR>423x66641053 </link> Fri, 4 Aug 2017 17:48:31 EST 2017 GOALS I have been thinking about my goals for 2017 a lot the past few weeks. Thinking about when I was successful with weigh loss and when I wasn't and the same with exercise and healthy eating too. <BR> <BR> I know I do best when I have a solid plan in place for food, water, exercise and support. Being part of a challenge really helps keep all of these things going in the right direction. <BR> <BR> The challenge that helped me the most was BLC so I am excited that I have signed up for BLC33 and... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 12:56:14 EST Time to leave the excuses behind Confession time... I have been yo-yoing in a 15lb. range for a long time now. Yes I have health issues and issues with my knees etc. but I can still workout and eat right and lose weight. Time to stop making excuses and get busy getting to a healthy weight! I am the only one that can do this for me <em>521</em> I know I need support from others who understand what the struggles are so I am back in the best place to get that support. Fri, 23 Dec 2016 16:57:48 EST Science of Silver Resting heart rate:68 <BR> Target heart rate: <BR> 55%: 122 bpm 75%: 142 bpm <BR> 60%: 127 bpm 80%: 147 bpm <BR> 65%: 132 bpm 85%: 152 bpm <BR> 70%: 137 bpm <BR> Blood pressure:138/84 <BR> Hip to waist ratio:0.86 <BR> BMI:39.5 <BR> Measurements:done <BR> <BR> No real surprises here. I need to stick to my healthy eating, avoid stress and exercise consistently to lose weight and to get my blood pressure back down. Mon, 19 May 2014 11:23:27 EST ME TIME Well I do admit I don't always get me time but when I do I savor it! <BR> <BR> The best me time for myself is having the house all to my self (a rare event) and just enjoying the peace and quiet. <BR> <BR> I also love reading as me time. I do get some me time each morning when I do my prayer and Bible study. This helps me make it through the day. <BR> <BR> I enjoy reading other things too. Reading engages my mind totally an in doing so gets my mind off everything! <BR> <BR> I will admit... Thu, 8 May 2014 12:52:53 EST BLC25 Smart Goals My BLC25 Smart Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Lose 15 lbs. <BR> 2. Lose 8 inches. <BR> 3. Minimum 45 minutes of exercise 6 days each week. <BR> 4. Track everything that enters my mouth. <BR> 5. Meditate 15 minutes each day. <BR> <BR> My mantra for BLC25: Do not make excuses, just get it done! Sun, 4 May 2014 11:57:05 EST Day 119 2014 Yes I know I didn't make it back Sunday like I was supposed too. Life has been hectic the last few days but I am back now! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to the official start of BLC25 in the morning! Will be back tomorrow to blog about my goals and other stuff.... <BR> <BR> ...but right now I am tired and need to get in bed. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 21:35:30 EST Day 115 2014 Wow it's been so long since I blogged. I need to get back into the habit because it helps me to work through things... <BR> <BR> I have been struggling the past 2 weeks and am not losing which is very disappointing as I had hopes of being at 229 or less when BLC25 officially start and now I don't have much hope of that happening. <BR> <BR> I am working on tweaking my exercise and food plans for the start of the new round but am going to implement them on Sunday to get a head start before W... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:10:41 EST BLC25 THE SILVER ROUND REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!!! If you are looking for a wonderful challenge to help you reach your goals while having fun BLC25 is the challenge you are looking for! I just completed round 24 and can't wait for round 25 to begin! This round I will be one of the Co-Captains of Azure Destinations which I am very excited about! <BR> <BR> CLICK BELOW TO CHECK IT OUT: <BR> <link><BR>ndividual.asp?gid=62777 </link> <BR> <BR> I hope to see you there soon! <BR> <BR> PS: Don't forget when ... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 11:27:36 EST Day 94 2014 Decide to write in my blog this morning since I am not getting them done at night. I have a bit more time in the mornings now since I have no transportation to play at being a taxi driver <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday went well plan wise I drank 120 oz of water, did well with food, and got 30 minutes of exercise (which should have been more but I did exercise). <BR> <BR> Emotional I had a few ups and downs but the swings were not severe and I managed them well. Not very long ago this ... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 08:28:01 EST Day 92 2014 Wow I can't believe it's already the last week of BLC24! It's been a wonderful experience for me and I am looking forward to BLC25 and my new role as co-captain of Azure Destinations! <BR> <BR> If any one reading this is looking for an awesome challenge that will motivate and challenge you and give you excellent support please check out BLC25 you will be happy you did! <BR> <BR> I hadn't realized it had been so long since I did a blog post. I am going to get back to my regular posting of m... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 22:04:35 EST Day 84 2014 Well I am behind on my blog and I think it is not a good thing because in addition to the tracker the blog helps keep me on track. <BR> <BR> I have been struggling with my water since Friday. I have been eating sweets although in my calorie range for the most part. I have been doing ok with my exercise but it could be better too. <BR> <BR> I had a great NSV Sunday which you would think would motivate me to be on track all the way but it really hasn't... self sabotage maybe??? <BR> <BR> Th... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 11:59:29 EST Day 78 2014 Wow I keep not getting to my blog... <BR> <BR> First I am happy I lost another pound this week. 90 minutes of exercise and 90 oz of water today. <BR> <BR> However for some reason I CHOSE to eat donuts for breakfast this morning and of course they made me ill and made me way over on fat and calories too. I don't know why I have these lapses. If I had just ate one it would be ok but no I ate three. <em>15</em> I have to learn moderation with all foods including sweets! <BR> <BR> In the b... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 22:31:41 EST Day 75 2014 I just realized it's been two days since I did a blog post, oh how times flies <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I had a wonderful Sabbath yesterday great messages and the fellowship was awesome as always! Today has been a good day too, mostly at home with a brief trip to buy a few groceries. <BR> <BR> I went to do my WATP and decided I wanted something different. So (don't laugh) I dug out my old Sweatin to the Oldies video and was surprised that I kept up with it pretty well and it was fun exerci... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 21:27:13 EST Day 72 2014 I was to tired to post last night. I did lose 2 pounds for weigh in yesterday!! <BR> <BR> Today was a crazy day. I have had the kids I keep on and off this week because they had company this week so they stayed there with them some. So today I had them all day and they were awful. You would have thought they had never been with me before and had no clue whatsoever what a rule is. Mind you I am the only daycare provider either one of them has had and one is 51/2 and the other one will be 7 i... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 22:21:45 EST Day 70 2014 <em>248</em> Made it today! <BR> <BR> Weigh in tomorrow morning I peeked this morning and was down 1 so I am hoping to have a loss for official weigh in tomorrow morning. <BR> <BR> Food went very well today and I drank my water. <BR> <BR> Still coughing and tired so going to bed now. I will be so happy when I am 100% again! <BR> <BR> TOMORROWS GOALS: 30 min Cardio, 20 min Strength, 10 min Stretch Tue, 11 Mar 2014 21:55:27 EST Day 69 2014 <em>248</em> Barely made it! <BR> <BR> Being sick is wearing me down. Even though I am getting better I am very tired. I still have a lot of congestion, sneezing and coughing. I know I need to be patient and give it time, the problem is my patience level still needs more work <em>334</em> but I guess if nothing else I am working on it right now... <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I am going to try and walk outside as it's supposed to be near 80 for the high before plummeting back to a high in the 50... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 22:00:08 EST Day 68 2014 Didn't quite make my goal only 15 min of cardio but I did do 15 of stretching and 20 of strength training too. I also caught up with my teams so it was a pretty good day. <BR> <BR> I drank my water (80 oz) and stayed in my calorie range too. And dinner is over and there is no more eating tonight! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow morning I am going to try and get going with my full 30 minutes of cardio again. Since I have been sick I haven't been able to do it all at once because I get winded. I am hopin... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 21:14:41 EST Day 67 2014 Missed posting last night. I was crazy busy all day yesterday besides still being sick and then it was sunset before I knew it. <BR> <BR> I am managing to stay on plan with food water and exercise. Made it to Sabbath services today and heard an awesome sermon and had a great time with the brethren during the potluck (ate on plan - no dessert) but I am really tired now. I get winded easily from all the congestion <em>198</em> and today seemed worse for that especially after the temperatur... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 21:34:31 EST Day 65 2014 Well I didn't make my goal of 45 min of cadio but I did get 30 min cardio, 30 min strength and 15 min stretching so I don't feel bad about it. <BR> <BR> My plateau has been busted!!! Lost 4 lbs this week but I am technically down 2 as I was going up and down those other 2 during the plateau but I am really excited and happy anyway! <BR> <BR> Now I plan to up my exercise a bit, keep closing the kitchen after dinner, drinking 80 oz of water a day, and staying on plan with food. I am so ready ... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 21:35:03 EST Day 64 2014 <em>248</em> 45 min walking + 15 min stretching <BR> <BR> Done well with both food and water (80 oz) too despite being ill. Am continuing on with no eating after dinner. <BR> <BR> I am going to take some meds and go to bed soon in hopes of feeling much better in the morning. <BR> <BR> Cautiously optimistic about my weigh tomorrow morning. Hoping the plateau is a thing of the past! <BR> <BR> TOMORROW'S GOALS: Do not get upset with whatever the scale says. 30 min cardio + 15 strength + 1... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 21:07:53 EST Day 63 2014 I wanted you all to know that I did really enjoy the trip. We always have a great time when we are with brethren and the ones we stayed with are always enjoyable to be with! <BR> <BR> The fundraiser was awesome and we raise almost $3000. on Friday. Which turned out to be a good thing because we didn't get to even open on Sunday due to the rain that later turned to ice. <BR> <BR> I am not feeling well but had a great day despite it. On plan all the way! <BR> <BR> TOMORROWS GOALS: 45 MIN C... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 20:41:07 EST Day 62 2014 Back from my trip and will resume posting and activities tomorrow. Right now I am tired and am headed to bed. Sun, 2 Mar 2014 22:21:16 EST Day 59 2014 <em>248</em> 45 cardio + TnT <BR> <BR> Didn't get to post today as I have been going non-stop since I got up this morning. The only time I really sat down for more than a couple of minutes was when I went to pick up the kids form school. I had to go to the store twice, bake 2 batches of muffins and cookie bars, make pasta salad, take kids to school and pick them up, had the neighbors baby part of the day in addition to my regulars and just got through packing as we are leaving at 6 am in t... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 22:25:37 EST Day 58 2014 <em>248</em> All exercise done! <BR> <BR> Well weigh in was 2 lb. down which I am happy about. But it's still one pound up so I will have to wait til next week to see if the plateau is over. <BR> <BR> I had a good on plan day but it was a crazy one though and I am exhausted. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow will not be any better because I have to get everything ready to be gone out of town Friday thru Sunday. We are having a fundraiser yard sale for church Friday and Sunday. We will attend Sabbath ... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:52:29 EST Day 57 2014 <em>248</em> 45 min cardio and 15 stretching! <BR> <BR> Today has gone well with water and food except for my calories being below my range because things got crazy and I never got to eat my lunch salad. Glad that doesn't happen too often because I was very hungry by the time dinner was ready! It also makes it harder to stick to my commitment to not eating after dinner but I am sticking to it! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is weigh in and though I have been doing well the past few days I am not coun... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:17:21 EST Day 56 2014 <em>248</em> Had a great on plan day! Food was healthy and did not go over my fat range. 80oz of water and will get in a bit more before I get in bed. Cardio, stretching and strength training done for exercise! <BR> <BR> I have recommitted to not eating after dinner. That's what I used to do but I had started up again. Even though I have calories left to cover the snacking it's not good for me so I am done doing it! <BR> <BR> Didn't get to do my juicing today but will do it again tomorrow... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:43:58 EST Day 55 2014 Had a great day/ Was a bit under my calorie range and fat range (shocking) so that will make up for being over yesterday! <BR> <BR> Today I took my measurements. I was supposed to have done it last Sunday but forgot so it has been 5 weeks. Even though I haven't lost any weight I have lost 6.5 inches and 3 of that was from my waist! <BR> <BR> Now I know why my slip fell off yesterday <em>2</em> thankfully I was in the kitchen with a few of the ladies and not out in the meeting room were t... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 22:12:49 EST Day 54 2014 This post is for yesterday as it was after midnight when I got home. <BR> <BR> I got some stretching and walking done but was almost 300 over on calories. I was awake 20 hours though so I guess it isn't that surprising I was over on calories. Hopefully I burned up a few of them just being awake that long <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I had a wonderful day, this was our week for our once a month combined services and it's 3 plus hours drive each way. We normally get back much earlier but the ... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 13:57:00 EST Day 53 2014 It's been a crazy hectic Friday but I was able to stay on plan and get my water in and 75 min of exercise! <BR> <BR> Not much time for this post as sunset is almost here. <BR> <BR> I am feeling much more in control thanks to the help of my Azure accountability group, thanks! <BR> <BR> So happy the Sabbath is here!!! Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:15:58 EST Day 52 2014 I squeaked by barely in my calorie range and was over on fat... the culprits, avocado, cheese, peanuts and a bit of chocolate. But this is still much better than Sun - Tues so I am ok with it. <BR> <BR> Got my exercise 30 min walking and the TnT done. <BR> <BR> Didn't get to post like I wanted to today <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I am very tired, didn't sleep well last night and it's been a long crazy day. I have to get in bed soon. <BR> <BR> TOMORROWS GOAL: BE IN THE LOW END OF MY CALOR... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:02:50 EST Day 51 2014 Today started out with the "weepies" but they went away and it ended up being a good day overall! <BR> <BR> I was well within my calorie range today and even squeaked by in my fat range!!! <BR> <BR> I am feeling back in control and am really to be totally back on track. <BR> <BR> TOMORROWS GOAL: STAY IN MY CALORIE AND FAT RANGE. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 22:25:19 EST Day 50 2014 Although I had great intentions to be back on plan today it did not happen. Once again I am over on calories and ate some things I should not have. <BR> <BR> I did exercise and drink my water. <BR> <BR> I am irritated and disappointed with myself because I know what I am doing and just have not been able to stop. I must stop now and be back on track tomorrow, this just can not continue! <BR> <BR> I haven't weighed since Sunday and am expecting a bad weigh in. I am somewhat bloated and my a... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 21:51:13 EST Day 49 2014 Over on calories and ate things I should not have <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Did get in some exercise and drank my water. <BR> <BR> After some thought I think I am self-sabotaging. I think some of my negative thinking has crept back in and is saying"your weight isn't moving anyway so you may as well eat whatever you want too" <BR> <BR> Now that I know this the trick is to get rid of that "mind junk" and get back on track and in a positive mindset again. It's funny how I always think I have c... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:45:19 EST Who inspires me.... I have to say that each person on Azure Destinations (my BLC24 team) has inspired me in some way. They always find time to post and encourage anyone who needs it no matter how much is going on in their own life, if someone has a death in the family they all rally around them, if someone needs help with their food everyone posts suggestions and recipes and the same with exercise or any other issues. We have even had a couple of members help someone with their resume! The Azure team really is a... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 21:31:02 EST Day 48 2014 No strength training today but 45 min walking and 15 min stretching. <BR> <BR> I went 200 over on calories today and was over on fat too. Did drink all my water. <BR> <BR> I am still not feeling very well and still feeling tired. I am going to bed when I post this. Will still be getting up at my new time in the morning so I can get the LS video and stretching done then will hopefully do strength training later in the day. <BR> <BR> There is no school tomorrow so I will have both kids all ... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:31:48 EST Crochet hat pics <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 16 Feb 2014 13:18:12 EST Love letter to me... ...this is a hard assignment for me but I will give it a try... <BR> <BR> Dear Self, <BR> <BR> You have learned many things in the past years. On of the best things you have learned is that through God strengthening you all things can be accomplished. You have grown in character since returning to church and obeying God's other laws but you still have a long way to go. <BR> <BR> The same is true with your weight loss journey. You have come a long way and lost almost 100 lbs but you still h... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 12:54:09 EST Day 47 2014 I had a very nice Sabbath. We had an awesome sermon followed by a potluck and a Bible study! <BR> <BR> 20 min walking and 10 min stretching for exercise, food in calorie range, water all in. <BR> <BR> My throat is scratchy and my ears hurt they were hurting last night too. Hopefully they will be fine in the morning. Really tired so I am going to bed in a few minutes. <BR> <BR> TOMORROWS GOALS: 30 MIN LS VIDEO, 15 MIN STRETCH, 15 MIN STRENGTH. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 21:37:59 EST Day 46 2014 <em>248</em> TnT Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:29:10 EST Day 44 2014 Didn't get the TNT done so I will have to do it tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I haven't had a very good day and I am tired so I am going to bed. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 20:52:53 EST Day 43 2014 <em>248</em> STRENGTH TRAINING DONE (Butterflies TnT was just the thing), LS 2 MILE VIDEO , 15 MIN ADDITIONAL WALKING, 15 MIN STRETCHING <BR> <BR> Had a great exercise day which is good because even though I was in my calorie range the food choices were not the best today. But that is ok I have a good plan for the rest of the week so today wont' matter. <BR> <BR> I am upping my exercise this week and I am going to be eating more fiber and less fat. I don't eat a lot of bad fat but I do l... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 21:44:02 EST Day 42 2014 <em>248</em> LS 2 mile , 30 min additional walking, 15 min stretching! <BR> <BR> I am really loving getting my exercise done early, it feel so good! However getting up earlier has caught up with me today. So I am going to get in bed earlier tonight because I am going to keep getting up at the earlier time! I know I will adjust in a few days. <BR> <BR> Did very well with food today. I have figured out a way to get the taste of a burger without the bun. I cut up romaine and spread it on a p... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 21:17:34 EST Day 41 2014 <em>248</em> Got my prayer, Bible Study and LS Video and stretching all done before 7am!!! <BR> <BR> I loved doing the exercise <em>311</em> this morning so that is probably going to stay. I don't know if I will do strength training that early though. However hubby ended up getting up when I did so I am going to have to reset the coffee pot a bit earlier too. <BR> <BR> Food in calorie range and NOT OVER ON FAT today!!! Water done! <BR> <BR> I am working on more hats I have an order fo... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:27:04 EST Day 40 2014 <em>248</em> 30 MIN WALKING + 15 MIN STRETCHING <BR> <BR> Had a really nice time at sis-in-laws. Fun time with family and good food! Was bad on the way home and got a small ice cream but miraculously squeaked by in my calorie range, however I was over on fat again. <BR> <BR> I got compliments on my weight loss from 3 different people today and it felt good but I am not letting it go to my head as I still have a long way to go! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I am going to get up 30 minutes earlier a... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 21:27:01 EST Day 39 2014 <em>248</em> I did having a relaxed Sabbath and enjoyed extra fellowship with the ladies while the men had their Spokesman Club! <BR> <BR> I was worried I was over on calories but to my surprise I was well within my calorie range and IN MY CALORIE RANGE FOR FAT too!!! I had allowed myself to have 1 cookie at the potluck and really wanted more but did not go back and get them! Finishing up my water now. Got 20 minutes walking and 10 minutes stretching done too. <BR> <BR> Also the top I wo... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 23:15:32 EST DAY 38 2014 <em>248</em> Got my 10 things done for the Jeopardy WEC! <BR> <BR> Will squeak by in my calorie range today but barely and am over on fat again <em>198</em> as happens quite frequently. Water is good. <BR> <BR> Today has been extra hectic and I have been out of sorts all afternoon. However the kiddos got picked up a few minutes early and now the Sabbath is about to start so I am starting to feel more peaceful even though I am tired. Looking forward to dinner then some Bible study and re... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 19:01:27 EST Day 37 2014 <em>248</em> TnT and 30 minutes LS Video <BR> <BR> It has been a very hectic day, I seem to be having a lot of those lately.... ahh well such is life! <BR> <BR> My stomach is feeling better each day and the soreness has eased up some today which I am thankful for! <BR> <BR> I was in the low end of my calorie range but went over on fat <em>198</em> it was the avocado that did it <em>4</em> Water was good. <BR> <BR> I get up early each morning to do my prayer and Bible study beca... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 21:38:27 EST Day 36 2014 <em>248</em> I am very proud to say that even though the scale said I was back to 241 I didn't let it bother me! <BR> <BR> Of course it helped that after I weighed I put on a pair of jeans that fit perfectly last week and now they are loose <em>9</em> in fact I will have to wear a belt with them if they get any looser. So crazy how this happens but I am saying the jeans don't lie! It will be interesting to see what my measurements are when I do them on the 16th. I am doing them every 4 ... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 22:12:38 EST Day 35 2014 I am feeling better today but am having to be real careful about what I am eating for a few days. Even some healthy things are bad when the ulcer flares up. <BR> <BR> I am under my calorie range for the today but I expected that to happen. I drank my water and did the 2 mile LS video and 10 minutes of stretching. Strength will have to wait a few days because I am so sore from all the vomiting yesterday. <BR> <BR> I am a bit worried about my weigh in tomorrow because my stomach is still puff... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 20:23:28 EST