SEWINGMEG's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SEWINGMEG SEWINGMEG'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/ 2 weeks = 3 pounds lost!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5025614 Well, I have been back on Spark People for a little over 2 weeks. My weigh-in days are on Tuesdays, so I was VERY excited to see 3 pounds lost today! I am not sure if I will weigh every week or every other week. Weight lost is always a big motivator, but I know I need to stick with it, even on tough weeks!! <BR> <BR> Faithful and Determined is what I chose for my Spark Page 3 1/2 years ago, and I really need that to be my motivator regardless of weight loss or not! One day at a time an... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 22:38:11 EST Starting Over is TOUGH!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5007481 Well, a little over three years ago I started Spark People. I remember reading blogs of people who had started, lost weight, put it back on, and then came back to Spark people to do it all over again. I remember thinking, that is NOT going to be me! Funny how life can be so odd and change so much from day to day, month to month, and year to year. I had a lot of things get in the way of my weight loss goals: death in the family, injuries, house fire, etc... then last summer, I had poison... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 22:59:11 EST House Fire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3882229 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l591600340.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l389595570.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l231253284.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here are our pictures from our house fire. It happened on Tuesday, December 21st. It made for an extra hectic Christmas. One of my children had made a microwave chex mix recipe, but after just 3 minutes in, it started smoking... not wanting to fill the house with smoke, it was p... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 22:09:48 EST My Puppies... My walking partners!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3719844 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l526421118.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l11114756.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My dogs are my walking partners and I love it!! I have something that MAKES me go, no matter what I feel like!! I walked 17.39 miles this week! YAY!! Sat, 16 Oct 2010 21:27:54 EST Words cannot express.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3605195 Words cannot express the deep feelings a mother feels when dropping off her teen at college for the first time. It is like leaving a part of you... and an overwhelming sense of pride when thinking back how God has worked through their lives through the years to come to this point!! May God work in our children's lives to grow to love Him more and more!! <BR> <BR> Thanks to my friends who have prayed for me the past two weeks!! (((hugs))) Fri, 3 Sep 2010 22:02:29 EST We can't always jump in where we left off... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3560622 With a funeral 1300 miles away and lots of plans before, traveling during, and catching up afterward... I was not able to keep up with everything on Spark People. I missed it, but knew that when life settled down, I would jump back in with no trouble... <BR> <BR> BUT, let me give a little bit of advice... don't expect to be able to jump back into something full steam after we have been away for several weeks. We almost have to take a few steps back, just so we don't get discouraged whe... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 18:29:46 EST Great Healthy Flavored Water Idea!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3460028 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l841998713.jpg"> <BR> <BR> One thing I learned on my trip to Florida, was to make icy cold fruit flavored water. It is great!! You simply layer your choice of fruit and ice to the top of your dispenser similar to what you see above. Then add cold water. Keep in fridge for two days adding more cold water as needed, or if you are having a party, you can leave it out on the table for a few hours. <BR> <BR> Here are a few ideas: <BR> 1) ... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 22:10:46 EST I WON A DVD ON SPARK PEOPLE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3442222 If you ever wondered if anyone really wins those occasional prizes on the Spark Wheel... THEY DO!! I won a DVD today!! I have won a few others small things in the past, like 500 spark goodie points, and seen many other great prizes that I wished I could win, but never won something this nice!! For your info... I have been on Spark People now for a year and a half, and have spun the wheel everyday except about 4 or 5 days when there was no way to get to a computer. <BR> <BR> SO, keep l... Sat, 17 Jul 2010 21:03:16 EST When tragedy comes... it changes ones mindset. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3424531 On July 4, 2010 at 9:40 pm. I heard news that both my husband's brother and his wife were killed in an accident earlier that afternoon. It was just a little over a week ago, yet, it has left an impression that I will not soon forget. <BR> <BR> When I used to wait in heavy traffic on the highway because of an accident, I felt frustration and impatience, and would think of the inconvenience.... now I feel compassion for the people and for the families involved and for how and who all it w... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 16:23:53 EST How do you drink water, while running a 5k?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3372973 Okay... so... I have run a 7 mile race, a 2 mile race, and two 5k's... and looking at them again this year. But, there is one thing I can't quite learn to do... and that is drink water while jogging. I choke almost everytime!! LOL One place they gave us bags of ice, and I enjoyed the ice more... but didn't like jogging with a bag in my hand - with that said. Any advice would be helpful - except to stop and drink... I want to keep moving and get a GREAT TIME! LOL... Sat, 26 Jun 2010 12:39:33 EST Bad Storm.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3348646 I was sitting on my computer checking email when a storm came up. The tornado siren went off and the wind was really bad. It was really dark, green, and the trees looked like they were going to fall. It was a bit scary and I wondered if I should have been sitting in the basement. But, as soon as it came, it seemed to leave... with just about a 15 minute rain storm after the initial scare. <BR> <BR> Sitting here, watching, thinking... it made me think of the storms of life. How things h... Fri, 18 Jun 2010 20:27:56 EST My son will be going to a Mission's Camp this summer... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3257766 I wanted to share with all my friends to be praying for my oldest son. He will be at a missions camp for 3 weeks this summer... seeking God's will for his life. He began looking into missions this past year, and is looking at third world countries. This camp is specifically geared to teaching missionaries heading to a third world country. The camp setting is very primitive, and they will teach everything from cooking, vehicle maintenance, living off the land, water sources, etc. I appre... Sat, 22 May 2010 20:47:22 EST A Rough Week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3233356 This has been one of those weeks... I thought about listing out everything for you... but... decided not to burden you with it all. The Lord knows all and is going to work out everything for His honor and glory and I praise Him for that. I just need to rest in Him!! <BR> <BR> I missed SP when I was so busy the past few weeks, and thought I would just jump right in with both feet... but I think one foot stumbled just a little!! LOL I have done okay with most everything, but am not in fu... Sat, 15 May 2010 20:24:36 EST I got together with two Spark People today!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3203202 Today I met with two of my friends from Spark People. We had such a nice time visiting, sharing, and taking a walk together too! One lives MANY miles away, the other lives just across the Mississippi River from me. What a blessing to actually sit face to face and talk!! It was a precious time!! Thu, 6 May 2010 22:14:21 EST Streak Blog - Days 6, 7, and 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3142814 Day #6 - Sunday <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range <BR> 2) Day off of exercise <BR> 3) Drank - 8 cups of water <BR> 4) Ate - 4 fruits/vegetables <BR> 5) Vitamins <BR> <BR> Day #7 - Monday <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range <BR> 2) Exercise - Strength (lower) and Cardio (3+ mile walk) <BR> 3) Drank - 8 cups of water <BR> 4) Ate - 6 fruits/vegetables <BR> 5) Vitamins <BR> <BR> Day #8 - Tuesday <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range <BR> 2) Exercise - Strength (upper) & Cardio... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 22:22:52 EST David Playing the Piano http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3138580 Here is my son, David, playing the piano. Mon, 19 Apr 2010 21:59:48 EST Joseph Playing the Piano http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3134573 Several people asked about hearing my boys play... this is Joseph and it is only a part of his song. Hope you enjoy it! Sun, 18 Apr 2010 23:17:43 EST Piano Celebration and Day 4 &5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3131180 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l114864438.jpg"> <BR> David <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l182094656.jpg"> <BR> Joseph <BR> <BR> My boys played at the mall today at the Piano Celebration for the Ronald McDonald House. They both did great!! I was soooo proud! <BR> <BR> Day #4 <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range <BR> 2) Exercise - Strength (upper) and Cardio (2+mile walk) <BR> 3) Drank - 8 cups of water <BR> 4) Ate - 5 fruits/vegetab... Sat, 17 Apr 2010 21:53:04 EST I am so grateful for Spark People! (Day #3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3124792 I am SO grateful for the Spark People site and for all the people I have met through the past 15 months! This has been an incredible journey in losing weight and feeling better than I have in YEARS... I really never thought it would be possible! I tried so many times and failed over and over! Here I find support, encouragement, and challenge myself more than I ever did before! A special thanks to everyone that have helped me a long the way!!! (((hugs))) <BR> <BR> Day #3 <BR> <BR> 1) S... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 22:47:29 EST Day #1 and #2 and Great Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3119910 Day # 1 - <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range <BR> 2) Exercise - Strength (upper) and Cardio (1+ mile walk) <BR> 3) Drank - 8 cups of water <BR> 4) Ate - 5 fruits/vegetables <BR> 5) Vitamins <BR> <BR> Day # 2 - <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range <BR> 2) Exercise - Strength (core) and Cardio (2 mile walk/jog) <BR> 3) Drank - 8+ cups of water <BR> 4) Ate - 4 fruits/vegetables <BR> 5) Vitamins <BR> <BR> <BR> "When gratitude dies on the altar of a man's heart, that man is well-n... Wed, 14 Apr 2010 18:26:09 EST Tomorrow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3107869 Well, after a vacation... I am ready to start blogging and getting back on track. I did okay on vacation, considering 4 days of traveling, a lot of visiting family around food, etc... I gained a few, but not as much as I thought I could have. Woohoo... I will start a new streak again too... looking forward to a normal schedule again! Sun, 11 Apr 2010 22:54:37 EST Plans for this week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3081876 Well, I did not do too well this past week. We are visiting with family and friends, and although I have not thrown everything out the window, I know I have gone overboard with some things. For my health sake, I can NOT wait until after this visit to get back on track, because I do not want to gain back 10 pounds and get discouraged. So, today, I walked and logged all my food... and plan to continue ALL WEEK!! Lord willing! I hope all my friends have a GREAT week too!! (((hugs))) <BR> ... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 10:51:25 EST Day # 20 - oops... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3049502 Well, day #20 was going great. I had a great 45 min. walk at the mall with my daughter. I did 8 upper strengthening exercises with a stretch at the end. I watched my water and food intake logging it all. THEN... after our church service last night... we were all sitting and standing around talking. We all decided to go to our house where it was more comfortable. One of the men decided to stop and get pizza on the way over. I thought... no problem, all meat pizza or pepperoni pizza won't ... Sat, 27 Mar 2010 13:10:14 EST Day #19 and Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3044461 Here is my public streak... Day #19 <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range <BR> 2) Strength - lower <BR> 3) Drank - 8 cups of water <BR> 4) Ate - 5 fruits/vegetables <BR> 5) Vitamins <BR> <BR> Revival is the spiritual, powerful manifestation of the presence of God that leads the saints to brokenness and a restoration to spiritual life, and that awakens and leads the lost to a reception of eternal life. -- John VanGelderen Thu, 25 Mar 2010 23:29:09 EST Day 18 and Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3040404 Here is my public streak... Day #18 <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range <BR> 2) Cardio and Strength <BR> 3) Drank - 8 cups of water <BR> 4) Ate - 3 fruits/vegetables <BR> 5) Vitamins <BR> <BR> The education of a man is never completed until he dies. -- Robert E. Lee Wed, 24 Mar 2010 23:17:47 EST Day #16 and #17 and Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3036164 Here is my public streak... Day #16 and #17 <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range both days <BR> 2) Cleaned house on #16 for most of the day, cardio on #17 <BR> 3) Drank - 8 cups of water both days <BR> 4) Ate - 3 fruits/vegetables both days <BR> 5) Vitamins both days <BR> <BR> “Our doubts are traitors, And make us lose the good we oft might win. By fearing to attempt.” -William Shakespeare Tue, 23 Mar 2010 23:16:33 EST Day #15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3027638 Here is my public streak... Day #15 <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range <BR> 2) Day off from exercise <BR> 3) Drank - 8 cups of water <BR> 4) Ate - 4 fruits/vegetables <BR> 5) Vitamins Sun, 21 Mar 2010 23:59:54 EST Day #14 and Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3023690 Here is my public streak... Day #14 <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range <BR> 2) Strength - upper <BR> 3) Drank - 8 cups of water <BR> 4) Ate - 4 fruits/vegetables <BR> 5) Vitamins <BR> <BR> “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence.” - Calvin Coolidge Sat, 20 Mar 2010 21:25:11 EST Day #13 and Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3020985 Here is my public streak... Day #13 <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range <BR> 2) Heavy cleaning - almost done <BR> 3) Drank - 8 cups of water <BR> 4) Ate - 4 1/2 fruits/vegetables <BR> 5) Vitamins <BR> <BR> A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse. - Stephan Dolley Jr. Fri, 19 Mar 2010 23:17:03 EST Day #12 and Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3017170 Here is my public streak... Day #12 <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range <BR> 2) Cardio - over 4 miles <BR> 3) Drank - 8 cups of water <BR> 4) Ate - 5 fruits/vegetables <BR> 5) Vitamins <BR> <BR> “Goals that are not written down are just wishes.” -- Unknown Thu, 18 Mar 2010 22:27:39 EST Day #11 and Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3013106 Here is my public streak... Day #11 <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range <BR> 2) Heavy cleaning - 3 1/2 hours <BR> 3) Drank - 8 cups of water <BR> 4) Ate - 3 1/2 fruits/vegetables <BR> 5) Vitamins <BR> <BR> “There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.” - unknown Wed, 17 Mar 2010 22:18:23 EST Day #10 and Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3008578 Here is my public streak... Day #10 <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range <BR> 2) Heavy cleaning - 10 hours!!! <BR> 3) Drank - 8 cups of water <BR> 4) Ate - 5 fruits/vegetables <BR> 5) Vitamins <BR> <BR> “It's hard to beat a person that never gives up.” -- Babe Ruth Tue, 16 Mar 2010 21:06:08 EST Day #9 and Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3004225 Here is my public streak... Day #9 <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range <BR> 2) Cardio and Strength <BR> 3) Drank - 8 cups of water <BR> 4) Ate - 5 fruits/vegetables <BR> 5) Vitamins <BR> <BR> Success is going from failure to failure without a loss of enthusiasm. - unknown Mon, 15 Mar 2010 21:55:22 EST Day # 8 and GOOD Quote for Emotional Eaters!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3000146 Here is my public streak... Day #8 <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range (although VERY close to the top!!!) <BR> 2) Day off of exercise - good thing, my foot is hurting a lot today!!! <BR> 3) Drank - 8 cups of water <BR> 4) Ate - 3 fruits/vegetables (not very good again... need to work on this tomorrow!) <BR> 5) Vitamins <BR> <BR> If hunger is not the problem, then eating is not the solution. ~Author Unknown Sun, 14 Mar 2010 23:55:05 EST Day #7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2996604 Here is my public streak... Day #7 <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range <BR> 2) Exercised - heavy cleaning!! <BR> 3) Drank - 8 cups of water <BR> 4) Ate - 2 fruits/vegetables (not very good, but considering I only ate one meal, it is good!) <BR> 5) Vitamins Sat, 13 Mar 2010 22:58:35 EST Day #6 and Quote of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2992734 Here is my public streak... Day #6 <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range <BR> 2) Exercised - strength and cardio <BR> 3) Drank - 9 cups of water <BR> 4) Ate - 5 fruits/vegetables <BR> 5) Vitamins <BR> <BR> A DIET IS WHEN YOU HAVE TO GO TO SOME LENGTH TO CHANGE YOUR WIDTH. Fri, 12 Mar 2010 18:59:11 EST Day #5 and Quote of the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2989493 Here is my public streak... Day #5 <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range <BR> 2) Exercised - strength and cardio <BR> 3) Drank - 8 cups of water <BR> 4) Ate - 5 1/2 fruits/vegetables <BR> 5) Vitamins (I thought I should add this one!) <BR> <BR> Rich, fatty foods are like destiny: they too, shape our ends. ~Author Unknown Thu, 11 Mar 2010 22:52:10 EST Day 4 and Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2985048 Here is my public streak... Day #4 <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range <BR> 2) Exercised - strength only <BR> 3) Drank - 8 cups of water <BR> 4) Ate - 4 fruits/vegetables ( a little low.. sigh...) <BR> 5) Vitamins (I thought I should add this one!) <BR> <BR> Don't dig your grave with your own knife and fork. ~English Proverb Wed, 10 Mar 2010 22:50:12 EST Day #3 and Quote of the Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2980063 Here is my public streak... Day #3 <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range <BR> 2) Exercised - cardio and strength <BR> 3) Drank - 9 cups of water <BR> 4) Ate - 6 fruits/vegetables <BR> <BR> Take care of your body. It's the only place you have to live. <BR> – Jim Rohn Tue, 9 Mar 2010 21:45:35 EST Day #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2975597 Here is my public streak... Day #2 <BR> <BR> 1) Stayed in my calorie range <BR> 2) Exercised - cardio and strength <BR> 3) Drank - 9 cups of water <BR> 4) Ate - 5 fruits/vegetables <BR> <BR> "Nothing tastes as good, as what being thin feels!" <BR> <BR> Today was pretty easy... partly because I was busy and away from home some. Looking forward to tomorrow already!!! Let's GO! <BR> <BR> Mon, 8 Mar 2010 22:05:00 EST Day #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2971095 Here is my public streak... Day #1 <BR> <BR> 1) Staying in my calorie range <BR> 2) Exercising 6 days a week (Mon. - Sat.) <BR> 3) Drinking 8 cups of water <BR> 4) Eating at least 3 fruits/veggies <BR> <BR> I need to make it public... and let my friends know, I need their help!! Anyone want to join me?? (and Mona)?? <BR> Sun, 7 Mar 2010 22:53:26 EST Picture of Laptop Computer on Treadmill http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2917259 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/0/l301423977.jpg"> <BR> <BR> For those that asked how I used my computer while walking on the treadmill... here is a pic of how it is set up. You can't do it while jogging... and you cannot type... but you can read articles and emails! <BR> <BR> There is a clear plastic piece that holds it tight at the bottom of the computer, so it will not vibrate off or fall. (You really can't see it that piece.) I do not know if all treadmills have this... Tue, 23 Feb 2010 10:41:20 EST The New Mother Skit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2844519 Here is a skit we did at a baby shower last night for a lady in our church. I am the one with 16 children... and just to let you know... I AM NOT THAT FAT! I stuffed my clothes with polyester filling and wrapped fleece around me. Hope you enjoy! Fri, 5 Feb 2010 11:34:05 EST What I have learned in one year on Spark People!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2785656 Today is my one year anniversary of Spark People. It truly has been a fun and rewarding adventure in so many ways! I have learned sooo much about myself and proper nutrition! Let me share with you some of these things! <BR> <BR> 1) Fad Diets Do Not Work <BR> <BR> After trying every diet out there... diets just do not work!! I would lose the weight, only to regain it all again and a little more weight each time. Getting on Spark People taught me more about proper nutrition and learni... Sat, 23 Jan 2010 12:26:29 EST BOOTCAMP BLOG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2687860 I want to lose 5 pounds this month, and get over 1000 fitness minutes again this month. Although I got 1000 fitness minutes last month, with the holiday foods... I did not lose weight. SO, I really need to work on my food and nutrition, and lose some weight this month!! I am SOO ready!! Sun, 3 Jan 2010 19:58:40 EST Great Tip for New Year's Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2666337 WOW, it has been a long time since I have blogged!!! Maybe because the holidays are here, and I felt I was having to work so hard at keeping off what I had lost! LOL! <BR> <BR> I am working on my goals, and I thought I would share a secret to succeeding in yearly new year's resolutions. Many years ago I added my goals to my prayer list. It really does help to pray about your resolutions/goals at least once a week... It keeps it before you, and with asking God for help and wisdom in a... Tue, 29 Dec 2009 20:13:28 EST New Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2468370 My new goals that start on Sunday, October 11, 2009: <BR> <BR> 1) Stay in my calorie and fat range - NO EXCUSES!!! <BR> (Which means I have to log all food with no exceptions.) <BR> <BR> 2) Do 35 minutes of Cardio 5 days a week - NO EXCUSES!!! <BR> (With only 5 days, it does give me one day off besides Sunday. This will help, since my schedule is a busy one!) <BR> <BR> 3) Strength Training 3 days a week - NO EXCUSES!!! <BR> (This is probably my biggest struggle... sigh... Keep me... Sat, 10 Oct 2009 15:27:52 EST Lost 3 pounds in one week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2463538 Okay, for those that do not know me... I was struggling to lose weight the past month. After eating right and exercising for 8 months, my body had decided to STOP losing. I am losing weight that I have not been able to lose in many years!! SO... I went on a low carb diet for an experiment for 7 - 10 days. Today is my 8th day and I was actually going to go OFF of it... but... I have lost 3 pounds and after very little the past month, I am sooo excited about losing again! I have decided t... Thu, 8 Oct 2009 15:40:23 EST New Focus... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2444673 Well, after three weeks of eating right and the past week of consistent exercise... I have only lost a half pound. I am treading new territory, since I have not been this size in many many years, and to think about losing more is hard for me to believe, and evidently my body does not want to let that weight go either. I have had no motivation the past 5 days, and have been SOOO discouraged!! I talked to my husband about it this morning, and he thought that maybe I needed to shock my body ... Thu, 1 Oct 2009 15:43:26 EST Weekly Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2415599 Well, the past two weeks I have not been able to do a weekly report, because we have been so busy and I always have one or two days each week that I miss a meal... The bad thing is, I have done SOO well on my nutrition, that it makes me sad that I can't show everyone how well I have done! sigh... I will work hard to complete it all this next week and stay focused. It was SUCH a busy week, that I also could not exercise as much. (Which is a good thing that I kept my nutrition in check!) ... Sun, 20 Sep 2009 23:02:36 EST