RONOSOF's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RONOSOF RONOSOF'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/ cooking more at home but.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4901200 FAIL! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I tried to make chicken with feta and spinach (roll-ups.) I didn't make it by the prep. I eat chicken less than once a week and no red meat. I just have trouble stomaching food with veins, ligaments, etc. As I was pounding the breasts, the ligaments and stringy somethings separated from the meat (muscle)- I'm not trying to be gross, just sharing how my brain operates. I had to stop because I was ill. I asked my husband if he wanted to cook the chicken and h... Mon, 28 May 2012 12:43:06 EST old age http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4890303 Too bad I didn't remember my list from my previous blog when I went grocery shopping... argh <em>52</em> Sun, 20 May 2012 21:26:57 EST go-to shopping list and a new personal affirmation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4887771 Today I am choosing to love myself through my food choices. <BR> <BR> vinegar <BR> sunflower oil <BR> pickles <BR> olive oil <BR> <BR> kelp <BR> Vit C <BR> Vit B <BR> magnesium <BR> calcium <BR> Vit E <BR> daily vit and mineral <BR> <BR> Proteins <BR> avocado <BR> walnuts <BR> cashews <BR> sunflower kernels <BR> all natural peanut butter <BR> tuna <BR> swordfish <BR> chicken (when I have no other choices) <BR> <BR> Lean Proteins <BR> cod <BR> egg <BR> scallops <BR> shrimp <... Fri, 18 May 2012 20:09:01 EST Irishbeaner's monthly challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4880558 May 2012: <BR> a late start so I will do half... <BR> <BR> 1550 squats (averages to 50 a day) <BR> 775 push ups (averages to 25 a day) <BR> 774 lunges (averages to 24 a day - 12 each leg) <BR> 1550 crunches (averages to 50 a day) <BR> 351 minutes of planks <BR> <BR> Doesn't look bad when she does the DAILY totals... either way I did more pushups last month than I have ever done before! <BR> <em>320</em> <em>137</em> Mon, 14 May 2012 09:54:40 EST Baby stepping -external to internal beliefs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4879769 Monday- walk and ST <BR> Tuesday: walk and ST <BR> Wednesday: ST <BR> Thursday: Zumba <BR> Friday: walk <BR> Saturday: Zumba <BR> Sunday: Zumba <BR> <BR> I accept myself with my strengths and my limits. One limit I have is <BR> differing levels of energy due to chronic illness. I accept that I regularly have one week where my energy is high and the next where I have days I sleep more than I am awake. I accept I need to honor how I feel in the low energy weeks because I have been sick many ... Sun, 13 May 2012 19:32:49 EST reading this until it's internalized http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4871644 Tuesday: walk or ST- no <BR> Wednesday: walk or ST- no <BR> Thursday: Zumba -done! <BR> Friday: walk or ST- walk <BR> Saturday: Zumba- hours of yard work <BR> Sunday: gym- rest <BR> <BR> I accept myself with my strengths and my limits. One limit I have is <BR> differing levels of energy due to chronic illness. I accept that I regularly have one week where my energy is high and the next where I have days I sleep more than I am awake. I accept I need to honor how I feel in the low energy w... Tue, 8 May 2012 04:23:23 EST raise a glass! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4864409 TODAY <BR> Thursday: rest (done) <BR> Friday: Zumba! (no, too tired) <BR> Saturday: Zumba! (yes) <BR> <BR> <BR> Sunday: Zumba! maybe yoga (walked instead) <BR> Monday: rest (done) <BR> Tuesday: ST <BR> Wednesday: ST <BR> <BR> I am trying to accept coping myself with my strengths and my limits. One limit I have is <BR> differing levels of energy due to chronic illness. I am trying to accept that I regularly have one week where my energy is high and the next where I have days I sleep more ... Thu, 3 May 2012 09:42:41 EST I MET LAST WEEK'S SASSY CHALLENGE GOALS! This week's plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4837277 THIS WEEK'S EXERCISE GOALS: <BR> Sunday: lots of walking in 2 enormus garden centers, planting for 75 minutes, walk <BR> Monday: looong walk(at least 60); yard work; elliptical- 45 minutes and ST- 20 minutes <BR> Tuesday: ELLIPTICAL- 30 minutes <BR> Wednesday:elliptical- 30 minutes <BR> Thursday: elliptical- 30 minutes or long walk before work <BR> Friday: off <BR> Saturday: cardio/ ST <BR> <BR> ST on T, W or Th before work <BR> <BR> Have a good week everyone! Mon, 16 Apr 2012 09:23:30 EST I eat when... or sorting my head out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4834776 I eat when I am alone and feel powerless. <BR> I eat when I am alone and feel lonely. My sister was my first friend and then she began playing sports and staying after school when I was 11. Food was my second friend. I miss my sister. <BR> I eat when I am alone and feel abandoned. <BR> I eat when I am alone to make myself feel shameful, powerless, and lonely. Who wouldn't abandon someone like that? <BR> <BR> <BR> I eat for nutrition and energy and pleasure when I feel emotionally healthy. Sat, 14 Apr 2012 13:27:28 EST what gets in way of going to the gym in the morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4826059 This past week I began forming a new habit: going to the gym before work on Tues, Wed, Thurs. I am proud to report that I did this on Tuesday and Wednesday! I was just too too beat by Thursday morning. I did notice, on Tuesday what may have prevented me from getting to the in the morning and likely many other times.... <em>17</em> laundry <em>274</em> filling the dishwasher... paying bills, organizing, the same stuff as everyone else, minus the kids (been there, done that!) <BR> <BR> So... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 20:50:56 EST what gets in way of going to the gym in the morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4826006 This past week I began forming a new habit: going to the gym before work on Tues, Wed, Thurs. I am proud to report that I did this on Tuesday and Wednesday! I was just too too beat by Thursday morning. I did notice, on Tuesday what may have prevented me from getting to the in the morning and likely many other times.... <em>17</em> laundry <em>274</em> filling the dishwasher... paying bills, organizing, the same stuff as everyone else, minus the kids (been there, done that!) <BR> <BR> So... Sun, 8 Apr 2012 20:12:27 EST Forming my next new habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4817424 Begining tomorrow I will go to the gym at 8am on Tues, Wed and Thurs. I am working a shorter schedule so I CAN do this, I just haven't made it happen. So tomorrow is the first day of my newest healthy habit. Please cheer me on, offer support, advice on how to make this stick... <BR> <BR> NAMASTE Mon, 2 Apr 2012 19:53:33 EST warning: difficult subject matter Painful Memories- a 1983 "cousins" professional photo resurf http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4815553 What everyone else see: <BR> a beautiful mature young woman; beautiful eyes and mouth; perfectly sized nose, dark flowing hair, alabaster complexion <BR> <BR> What I see- what I KNOW <BR> no one knows the evil lurking beneath those white teeth and sparkling eyes <BR> evil under that tender spot between the point of the collar bone and the bottom of the neck <BR> <BR> Evil pulsates, barely contained by my very small body. I know because he told me so. before I understood language and before ... Sun, 1 Apr 2012 19:44:53 EST SPARK'S FLIPPING FRAPPING FOOD LOG and SASSy Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4811782 <em>341</em> One of the goals in my current SASS challenge on the fab team <em>47</em> Bahama Mama is to track food. I usually do this in my head or in a journal aptly titled "food I ate today." I do this because I can become crazy about numbers,fixated and over the top with math. I dislike math. <em>42</em> I dislike being crazy <em>40</em> <BR> However, I couldn't help but notice an ahem upward trend... so I began tracking on Spark to see where there MAY be room for improvemen... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 07:28:40 EST My Ideal Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4796516 <em>67</em> ...is sunny. I wake and feed the fish and cat, let the dog out and make my coffee. <em>469</em> or caffeinated tea. I sit in a sunny spot and take that first fulfilling fantastic sip of coffee. (I do love my coffee!) I check my email and catch up on Facebook and Spark, for about an hour- shhhhh, it's a gulity pleasure <em>17</em> Then I clean up a bit and then go for a 90-120 minute walk. I live on the Boston Harbor so it's ALWAYS beautiful. I come home and get ready for wo... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 09:51:54 EST reset and thank you Spark friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4793348 <BR> Began my restart last night using all of the below to feel better. Thank you for your kind wishes <em>26</em> <em>252</em> <em>46</em> <em>198</em> <em>102</em> <em>91</em> <em>274</em> <em>140</em> <em>498</em> <em>319</em> <em>311</em> Sun, 18 Mar 2012 12:53:34 EST difficult week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4791127 This week is the worst this year thus far. <BR> <em>39</em> significant marital strife over very real problems ongoing problems <BR> sooo, not sleeping weel, eating poorly and soooo sad. <BR> <BR> My daughter was visiting my sister and has been with her BF since she arrived home. No calls from friends this week... <BR> <BR> Thank goodness for Spark. Thank you to everyone that sent kind thoughts and gifts. Fri, 16 Mar 2012 19:09:04 EST Lunch with a fat friend prompted a reality check http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4769084 What I think I eat every day: <em>488</em> <em>491</em> <em>301</em> in a smoothie; <em>470</em> <em>190</em> <em>140</em> <BR> <BR> What I actually eat: all of the above and one of the following: <em>493</em> <em>473</em> <em>468</em> sigggghhhhh... <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Stupid reality (stamps feet) perhaps I should add this food in my mental gripings about comparing myself to others? could it be one of these xtras every day is preventing weight loss? DOH! <em>198</em> <BR... Sat, 3 Mar 2012 20:22:57 EST LUNCH WITH A FAT FRIEND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4762877 If you clicked to read because your big girl panties are in the washing machine, just hold on a sec... <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> A FAT person to me is not about size, mass, or how squishy someone is; FAT is a few of my friends who say, "oh no, I don't exercise!" when I invite them for a walk or to the gym for FREE!My fat friends eat whatever whenever they want. Their choice, I accept everyone as they are, no judgement. SO back to lunch. <BR> <BR> I typically dine alone, with my husband or... Wed, 29 Feb 2012 08:04:42 EST Celebrating Babysteps84 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4741317 Babysteps84 is a grat spark friend! She offered to be my workout buddy from "far away." I wonder if she lives in a castle near Fiona's parents?... geeky Shrek reference, my apologies... <BR> <BR> To begin, she asked a simple question that makes all the difference, "what are you fitness goals?" I haven't isolated my goals recently and I needed to. How did she know? <BR> <BR> My goals:8000 steps a day; continue 10 minute exercise streak tues/ wed thur; 60 minute exercise streak fri/sat/s... Thu, 16 Feb 2012 07:38:26 EST Addiction, pride and progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4735338 Greetings my sparkly friends <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> For the past two years I have worked with people who are addicted to alcohol or opiates. My views of addiction have changed mightily. My daughter's boyfriend (EX) recently OD'd, for a second time, on Heroin. She is naive and did not know when he was using and when he was not. I am very proud of her behavior. Her way of dealing with this latest blow is to ... wait for it... go to the gym!!!!! I have made a difference, while I was re-te... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 15:21:36 EST Healthiest Superbowl Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4724200 Healthiest Superbowl Menu Ever <BR> <BR> Spinach cakes <BR> Turkey meatballs and quinoa angel hair <BR> Quacomole, salsa, Tostitos <BR> Fresh fruit with a spot of Ore cookie mousse <BR> <BR> <BR> Congrats N.Y. <BR> Oopsie N.E. <BR> Here's hoping I don't have to speak to any Patriot fans tomorrow ! <BR> Peace Sun, 5 Feb 2012 22:19:52 EST Sugar shark attack- feeding frenzy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4707778 <em>4</em> <em>262</em> <em>471</em> <em>475</em> <BR> Read about the recent shark attacks in Boston Harbor? Only crazy people are swimming in the frigid water! They swam safely... but any carb in and around Boston- not so much. <BR> <BR> Off- plan during Christmas led to needing to trot back to my necessary eating plan. It took three or four "do-overs" but the carb and sugar frenzies are over. <BR> <BR> Desserts, pasta, cheese, and all sugars: it is safe to get back in the water <... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 20:59:24 EST How YOU doin'? (with those 2012 goals) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4668117 I have a goal to "show up" for the goals I have floating (flooding) my thoughts. <BR> such as more: <BR> <em>236</em> <em>236</em> socializing; <em>416</em> , <em>247</em> , <em>67</em> time spent outdoors; <em>4</em> cooking; <em>218</em> dancing, writing and other creative activities. I have so many activities I like to do and ways I would like to grow, but rarely write them down. My goal is to DO what's in my head. <BR> <BR> I made major changes at the end of 2011 to the pres... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 09:22:36 EST Moving after a dozen years... new beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4639078 <em>12</em> My family and I are moving in a week. It is TIME. My husband and I have never liked the home we are in; we ended up here by chance, forced to move quickly. We will be closer to Boston, 6 minutes from Logan Airport, which my husband is thrilled about. My son will stay in the town we are in. (He moved out once before and came back;) SO we'll see how long that lasts... My daughter will move with us, but likely spend a lot of time at her BF's. <BR> <BR> <em>229</em> I am c... Mon, 26 Dec 2011 17:44:54 EST Day 2 of exercise streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4581187 Towards the end of my Ayurvedis cleanse I stopped exercising. I wasn't hungry, but I had no energy, likely due to lowered calories over the 3 weeks. It took an additional 3-4 weeks for my body to release the "crap" freed up and to feel like I had energy to exercise. Eating is built up to normal over this period of time- for me anyway- and there went my work out routine. <BR> <BR> I finally have the energy now but lost my motivation. I am moving forward with a streak, using the 10 minut... Sat, 12 Nov 2011 18:17:45 EST Good lessons kept from my Ayurvedic cleanse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4580011 More cleanse habits I have held on to: <BR> <em>262</em> no more "fake" sugar of any type <BR> <BR> I switched from lotions to oils to hydrate my skin- "don't put anything ON your body that you can't put IN your body," is one of the components of Ayurvedic practice. I have used sunflower oil and now I am using almond oil. The oil to use depends on the season. Sunflower was not recommended for Fall, but I have a lot of allergies. <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> <em>4</em> <em>4</em> 3 meals a... Fri, 11 Nov 2011 19:56:30 EST We use numbers to give ourselves a sense of control http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4565495 ...another lesson I learned during my experience with my fall Ayurvedic cleanse. I was frantic on the last day of our meetings because we did not receive any numbers to aim for, stay under, etc. We simply were meant to stay in the practice of eating 3 meals a day, 4 hours apart, sticking to "fall" vegetables, non-processed foods, nuts, no sugar, good fats, no additives, soy, meat-free, etc- similar to clean eating, but not quite. (It may sound impossible but I have so many allergies I alre... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 18:56:50 EST Does your body talk to you? If it did would you be able to hear it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4563629 I haven't written a blog in almost a month. I had a remarkable experience and learned so much about myself from it, I couldn't organize it in my head. <BR> <BR> A little over a month ago I did an Ayuvedic cleanse. (Ayurveda is an ancient medicine, like yoga is an ancient practice.) This cleanse lasts 3 weeks and there are multiple steps. The most profound results were non-scale-related. I was able to comprehend that my struggle with food was completely mind related. I became aware ... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 17:04:43 EST 5 things I like about my http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4514687 <em>401</em> flexibility <BR> <BR> my face <BR> <BR> calves and forearms and collar bone <BR> <BR> My strength <em>85</em> <BR> <BR> ooh Jenn, why does no one like this assignment? Sun, 2 Oct 2011 07:26:08 EST Healthy choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4503610 <em>252</em> I got this idea for a blog from another sparkler, Beth Donovan. She didn't do this exactly but she uses lists in her blogs a lot. She is crazy inspirational, so search her name and read away! <BR> <BR> <em>2</em> Today I chose to say how I felt instead of keeping it inside AND when I was told my feelings were wrong, I politely corrected this person. <em>202</em> I am sad but did not engage in an angry fight. <BR> <em>247</em> could use some of these... <em>247</em> <em... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 20:29:14 EST MORE non-scale victories and what I can do because I am BRAVE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4500624 <em>104</em> <em>224</em> <em>312</em> <em>401</em> <em>416</em> <em>226</em> <BR> <BR> This week I was able to put clothes on 3 times... well I put clothes on daily, but these three days, I wore clothes that I bought last year that didn't fit. Yay me! I must have lost inches where I haven't been measuring. I did measure more thoroughly two weeks ago, so now I'll have the info as I get smaller <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> NOW being BRAVE: <BR> <em>17</em> I signed up for tw... Fri, 23 Sep 2011 18:26:14 EST Non-scale victory! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4492321 It's THAT time of year <em>465</em> so I pulled out a long skirt from the storage bin- one that I bought on clearance but didn't fit. You know what happened! That baby slid right up and fits oh-so comfortably. ahhhhh <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> “Smile, breathe and go slowly.” <BR> ¯ Thich Nhat Hanh <BR> <BR> <em>416</em> Mon, 19 Sep 2011 08:08:02 EST Thanks Yoovie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4490059 This challenge made me think "outside the box." While it's hard to fit in cardio on 14 hour work days, you CAN fit in ST! <em>104</em> I wanted to figure out how to meet this challenge, so I read the thread on ST ideas and went through the exercises for all muscle groups. I made a list of exercises I could do during work. I was so sick after Wednesday, I couldn't go to work, never mind exercise. BUT <em>87</em> now I have a strategy to STin every environment! <BR> <BR> Thanks YOOVIE/B... Sat, 17 Sep 2011 19:11:26 EST Last Sunday's 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4488708 <em>312</em> Oh ya! I had a great experience from the begining to the end! I picked up the timing chip, number and goodies on Saturday and when I mentioned it was my first 5k, the volunteers were VERY supportive. One guy said he thought it was awesome I chose a shadow race on 9/11 to do it. <em>652</em> <BR> <BR> The race was at 8am, so I was up and out early and the race was an hour delayed... but that did give my husband time to arrive BEFORE the event began. (lucky for him;) I ... Fri, 16 Sep 2011 18:35:56 EST Visualizing Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4466377 <em>40</em> Just like the professional atheletes, I am visualizing success for my FIRST 5k next Sunday. <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> What's most important? The outfit, of course <em>211</em> Not because I am a fashion maven <em>346</em> but because I need to be confortable to perform my best! <BR> 1) double layered running shorts- these babies do not ride up anywhere! <em>491</em> <em>491</em> 2) ta-ta holders aka, what some women can refer to as a bra. These twins will be double laye... Sun, 4 Sep 2011 20:27:26 EST doing what I'm scared of http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4463143 <em>312</em> I registered for a 5k on 9/11. Military personnel, police officers and firefighters will be running simultaneously around the world. I will be brave because so many others had no choice but to be brave. <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> I registered for another 5k on October 1. This race is a benefit for a NICU. You can't go wrong running for sick babies! <em>170</em> <BR> <BR> I intend to register for a <em>429</em> trot. <BR> <BR> Still working on a plan to <em>346</em> tango... Fri, 2 Sep 2011 19:28:30 EST September BL challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4460030 B: Bite it, write it...Track every calorie consumed 5 points <BR> <BR> L: Lift it: Strength training (10 min/day) 5 points per 10 minutes, max 15 points/day <BR> <BR> C: Cardio (20 minutes/day) 5 points per 20 minutes, max 15 points/day <BR> <BR> 1: Leave a comment on 1 fellow BLC'ers page 5 points per comment, max 10 points/day <BR> <BR> 7: 7 cups of water a day 5 points <BR> <BR> Max points per day: 50 <BR> <BR> Tracking template: <BR> B: F(5) S() S() M <BR> L: F(5) S(15) S() M... Thu, 1 Sep 2011 07:58:24 EST Think of something else you want more than ______! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4440310 <em>346</em> <em>335</em> <BR> I read a comment on the avoiding temptations thread, or something similar, that STRUCK me. I wish she had a spark page because I would definitely credit her, however the thread was old and, alas, no spark page. The comment was, ... find something else I want more than _____________ (insert unhealthy desire here.) <BR> WELL, something I want more than eating chips or dessert or vegging on my couch after a loonnng day at work is to learn to salsa dance! I ju... Sun, 21 Aug 2011 18:01:27 EST AND THAT IS WHY I AM NOT EATING THOSE CHIPS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4438899 <em>51</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l531949150.jpg"> I am not eating potato chups even though I am sad because my husband would rather watch football than spend time with me. <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> I am also not ating those chips because I like myself too and and I am just too damn smart to think there is a correlation between eating those chips, me feeling better and my husband miraculously coming in from "scouting" for his FANTASY football team. ugh <BR> <BR>... Sat, 20 Aug 2011 20:35:19 EST Motivation for this week: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4412686 *every time I get a negative thought in my head, I replace it with at least one positive thought* <BR> <BR> "If you want to dismiss a negative thought, the only way to do so is to think of something positive and constructive." <BR> Emmet Fox, Make Your Life Worth While <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>52</em> <BR> <BR> *exercise a minimum of 30 minutes a day, even if that 3 walks during my busiest work days and sit on my stability ball at work* <BR> <BR> "If you rest, you rust." Helen Hay... Sun, 7 Aug 2011 17:15:24 EST 2 difficult weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4410841 After 2 difficult weeks, I am thrilled to report that I am 95% back to being me! A difficult episode with my daughter activated PTSD symptoms that I fought through, along with teetering over thet I have the chasm of depression. I know life moves forward so I hung on and did my best. <BR> <BR> My friends IRL were awesome and I think I could have reached out to my Sparky friends, but I have a hard time doing that for myself. <BR> <BR> To keep forward momentum I am going to: <BR> <BR> drink... Sat, 6 Aug 2011 14:22:31 EST Easy coast chick... stays on the east coast and etc... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4394560 <em>40</em> So no trip for this Bostonian. Life got complicated and I was unable to leave. I took the time from work to fix my brain and move on... just about back to normal. This week I passed 10,000 points. I have lost 12 pounds over the past year and developed gained many new habits. Moving on to the next 10,000, a new week and a new month I will add the following habits to promote more rapid weight loss: <BR> <BR> - buy measuring cups and a kitchen weight scale <BR> - use them <e... Fri, 29 Jul 2011 17:15:49 EST vacation plans: East coast chick heads to Long Beach, California, baby!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4377744 <em>88</em> The hubster and I are vacationing alone for the first time in five years! <BR> <BR> <em>342</em> I ALWAYS lose weight on vacations, even stay at home or go away with my daughter vacations. I have time to make healthy food choices and I love to be active, not sitting all day. <BR> <BR> <em>502</em> I will be SUPing and hope my hub will try it! <BR> <BR> <em>324</em> <em>231</em> <em>23</em> <em>330</em> <BR> After many years of encouragement my hub is going to the ... Thu, 21 Jul 2011 18:58:33 EST 34 lbs to 1st goal... not met by set timeline. Is this ok? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4365980 I recently realized that I am not going to reach my weight loss goal within the time frame I set oh so long ago, it seems so long ago. I have no negative feelings about this, I am not going to make an unrealistic plan to lose as much weight as possible by the end of August, I am not going exercise fiendishly, I am remaining calm and plugging along. <BR> <em>41</em> <em>198</em> <em>474</em> <em>218</em> <em>12</em> <BR> <BR> I have learned that my body takes an extended period of ti... Sat, 16 Jul 2011 08:57:50 EST gross things I like now that I've gone over to the SPARK SIDE... da da da dummmm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4342054 <em>67</em> sweating in the sun doing ANY activity <BR> <BR> sweat dripping into my eyes <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>204</em> my hair so wet with sweat it looks like I just showered (from far away;) <BR> <BR> hmmm I should have used the title "Marky Mark" or "good Vibration" :) I hope someone out there enjoys my 80's humor! <BR> <BR> Yo, it's about that time <BR> To bring forth the rhythm and the rhyme <BR> (Ooohooo) I'm a-gettin' mine so get yours <BR> I wanna see sweat coming out your p... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 09:42:19 EST The Fool Proof Five http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4340875 <em>267</em> <em>69</em> <em>291</em> <em>258</em> <BR> <BR> or any combination of five <em>58</em> Mon, 4 Jul 2011 16:33:23 EST Declaration of independence from emotional eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4339325 I hereby proclaim myself separated from children and stress, which are the cause of what remains of the habit of emotional eating. <em>470</em> Even though emotional, now, means I eat a 32 oz container of soy yogurt, the #$&#^& feelings are the same <em>40</em> <em>18</em> <em>24</em> <em>39</em> stupid emotions. So, I will notice the stress my cherished daughter raises in me and breathe, walk, clean, sleep anything but stuff. I will no longer "help" the mentally children I work with ... Sun, 3 Jul 2011 19:23:22 EST what I learned from my 1st 5% challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4337650 This is the last week of the one and only 5% challenge I have done here on Spark. I learned <em>58</em> <BR> 1. to eat breakfast <BR> 2. I do not like challenges that focus on weight loss <BR> 3. there is comraderie in virtual challenges <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> <em>223</em> <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> For me, I lose a chunk ;) of weight at a time and then not much for a while and so on. The posting of weight each week made me more neurotic than usual. <BR> Also, for me, life style change i... Sat, 2 Jul 2011 18:21:33 EST BEST summer challenge EVER! ta ta alert may be TMI ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4329151 My Challenge Name: Bohemian Wonder Woman Tames the Ta Tas! <BR> My Starting Weight: 215 <BR> Four Other things I will be measuring during this challenge & their current stats: (body measurements, race times, crunch max, jeans size, whatever YOU need to track) <BR> 1. waist measurement 38 <BR> 2. hips 44 <BR> 3. # of modified push-ups 6 <BR> 4. longest length run without walking or stopping 1/2 mile <BR> <BR> If I am going to be 100% honest with myself, the reason I am doing this challenge i... Tue, 28 Jun 2011 20:38:10 EST