SASSENACHSLAVE's SparkPeople Blog SASSENACHSLAVE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Horrible weekend for health Well, this weekend it seemed like nothing worked out. between being invited out to dinner TWICE, my son going to stay with his great granny, all healthy choices just simply went out the window as we slipped back into old habits. On the upside, Sunday I made a healthy meal for my in-laws and they loved it. My son and I..well, not so much lol. We got the bowflex set up, now all I have to do is figure out how to use the damn thing. but its another week and hopefully i can get back into the groov... Mon, 23 Aug 2010 07:58:47 EST Yippee!! Today I met my nutritional goals again, second day in a ROW!!! Now i just need to my bowflex set up so i can get down to serious workouts, and my 10 year old son is getting involved with me, helping create a really great playlist for our workout days. Saturday the in-laws are coming here for dinner and my father in law is on a very strict diabetic diet. I have NO IDEA what to cook for dinner, only that I really want to impress them and make him a truely enjoyable meal (as he has been kind of ... Thu, 19 Aug 2010 20:52:15 EST Wow! I feel like this whole Spark thing has just given me a wake up smack in the forehead! I can't believe how much it makes me WANT to track what I'm eating, doing....I spent what must have been two hours at the grocery store yesterday just reading labels! I'm finding it very hard to balance my foods though, like yesterday I made my fat intake goal, but was way below on my calories and carbs and protein. I really don't worry about the water part since that and coffee is all I normally drink. Of c... Wed, 18 Aug 2010 08:32:11 EST Good Morning Everybody! My Mom once told me that the Good Lord gave us so many days in our lives so we could take things one day at a time. Me, being me, could always come up with an argument about things like that, simply because I'm going through a religious crisis (meaning my family is Christian and i'm not sure what I am anymore, but that's a whole other story). Anyway, No matter what or who you believe in, have a little faith in yourself, and take things one day at a time. That's the best we can do...and..shhh... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 08:24:03 EST Well....First day nearly done... Today was a little stressful, trying to write down everything that went into my mouth, then grilling my husband and son about everything that they put in their mouths and trying to keep up with them too. The day is over and I've counted that I smoke over a pack of cigs a day! 20 smokes to a pack, and i've had 29 today!! Yikes. That's something of an eye opener. Getting my water intake today wasnt hard considering I pretty much drink just straight water all day long and rarely have a soda any... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 23:10:49 EST Today is the beginning.... Okay, I've been, scouring recipes for ways to change my family's eating habits, trying to get them to eat healthier, think healthier...and so I figured i'd try to find a way to make some of thier favorite breakfast splurges a lil more healthy at home. I made Sausage, Egg and Cheese "Mcmuffins". I ran it through the nutritional counter and was still shocked at the numbers, which made me realize I still have alot to learn! In any case, I still feel a little better, it was a good star... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 08:31:05 EST