SHAWFAN's SparkPeople Blog SHAWFAN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Quote for the Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone!! Be Blessed!! Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:12:58 EST Quote for the Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a Great Day everyone!! Blessings!! Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:18:00 EST This weekends progress Saturday was a good day nutrition and exercise wise. According to my body bugg, I burned over 2600 calories. <BR> Today hasn't been that great. Woke up just wanting to relax, which is what I did most of the day. I did do a lot of walking, but didn't hit my 10,000 step range that I strive for every day. <BR> Tomorrow is the beginning of a new week, and will be a much better week than last week. I'll make sure to make it to the gym at least 5 days and I WILL do some weight lifting also. ... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:32:30 EST Quote of the Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend!! Fri, 11 Apr 2014 16:52:47 EST Todays Progress 6 servings fruit and veggies - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 9 cups water - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 70 minutes elliptical - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 45 minutes walking - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> ST - None - <em>24</em> Still having trouble talking myself into doing it. <BR> <BR> 5 1/2 hours sleep - <em>24</em> Would help if our granddaughter would sleep at night. <BR> <BR> Have a good night. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 21:02:44 EST Todays Progress 6 servings fruit and veggies - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 9 cups water - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 65 minutes treadmill - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 30 minutes walking - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Strength training - <em>24</em> Didn't make it to the gym this evening <BR> <BR> 6 hours sleep - <em>24</em> Really need to work on this. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow will be better. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 20:24:33 EST Todays progress 6 servings fruit and veggies - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 8 cups water - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 95 minutes walking - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 11,526 steps taken - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> ST - <em>24</em> Didn't make it to the gym today. <BR> <BR> 6 1/2 hours sleep - <em>24</em> Tonight will be better. <BR> <BR> Have a good night everyone. Mon, 7 Apr 2014 22:10:33 EST Todays Progress 6 servings veggies - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 2 servings fruit - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 9 cups water - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 75 minutes walking - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 0 minutes ST - <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> 5.5 hours sleep - <em>102</em> Need more of this <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend everyone! <em>381</em> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 20:45:52 EST Todays Progress 5 servings veggies - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 1 serving fruit - <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> 8 cups water - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 45 minutes walking - <em>24</em> Could have done better <BR> <BR> 5 1/2 hours sleep - <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Not a very good day. Tomorrow will be better. Thu, 3 Apr 2014 21:12:59 EST Todays Progress 6 servings - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 10 cups water - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 95 minutes walking - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 0 minutes ST - <em>24</em> Really need to work on this one <BR> <BR> 7 hours sleep - <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Not too bad a day. Heading to bed now. Have a good night everyone. Wed, 2 Apr 2014 20:31:38 EST Today's progress 6 servings fruit and veggies - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 10 cups water - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 150 minutes walking - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 8 hours of sleep - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Had a great day, other than being very busy. Maybe being busy helps me focus. <BR> Have a great night everyone! Tue, 1 Apr 2014 20:51:15 EST Today's progress Water tracked - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Food tracked - <em>24</em> Not enough fruit today. <BR> <BR> Fitness tracked - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Sleep - <em>24</em> Only 5 hours. Gotta do better than that tonight. <BR> <BR> Sweet dreams everyone. Mon, 31 Mar 2014 21:12:14 EST Today's progress Water tracked - <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Food tracked - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Fitness tracked - <em>248</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Sleep - <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Not too great on a couple of things today. Will do better tomorrow, provided I get better sleep tonight. <BR> Good night everyone. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 20:30:10 EST Today's progress Water - 10 cups <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Veggies - 4 servings <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Fruit - 3 servings <em>24</em> Could have been better <BR> <BR> Fitness - 120 minutes <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Sleep - 7.5 hours <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Not too bad of a day. Thank goodness it's Friday! Will have a busy weekend. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 21:21:31 EST Thought for the Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday!! Have a Blessed weekend! Fri, 28 Mar 2014 17:12:09 EST Today's progress Fitness - 156 minutes <em>248</em> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Water - 10 cups <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Fruit - 4 pieces <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Veggies - 5 items <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Made it through the day without going overboard on anything. Waa a good day. Hoping for another tomorrow. Good night everyone. <em>247</em> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 20:49:50 EST Quote for the Day "This is my wish for y ou: <BR> Comfort on difficult days, <BR> Smiles when sadness intrudes, <BR> Rainbows to follow the clouds, <BR> Laughter to kiss your lips, <BR> Sunsets to warm your heart, <BR> Hugs when spirits sag, <BR> Beauty for your eyes to see, <BR> Friendships to brighten your being, <BR> Faith so that you can believe, <BR> Confidence for when you doubt, <BR> Courage to know yourself, <BR> Patience to accept the truth, <BR> Love to complete your life. <BR> -Anonymous <BR> <BR>... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 07:37:48 EST Todays progress 1. 90 minutes gym time. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 2. 10 cups of water. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 3. 3 fruits. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 4. 3 veggies. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 5. 45 minutes yard work. <em>248</em> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 21:33:34 EST Quote for the Day <img src=""> Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:44:27 EST Quote for the Day.... What you do today is <BR> important because <BR> you are exchanging <BR> a day of your life <BR> for it. <BR> <BR> author unknown <BR> <BR> Have a Blessed Tuesday everyone!! Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:49:58 EST Quote for the Day The only person you should try to be better than....... <BR> <BR> is the person you were yesterday. <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a Blessed day, everyone!! <em>247</em> Wed, 5 Mar 2014 09:04:37 EST Quote for the Day "Don't lower your expectations to meet your performance. Raise your level of performance to meet your expectations. Expect the best of yourself, and then do what is necessary to make it a reality." <BR> - Ralph Marston <BR> <BR> Have a Blessed Monday everyone!! Mon, 3 Mar 2014 09:58:03 EST Quote for the Day Life is too short <BR> to wake up in the morning <BR> with regrets. So love the <BR> people who treat you right. <BR> Forgive the ones who don't, <BR> And believe everything <BR> Happens for a reason! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed Day!! Thu, 20 Feb 2014 10:08:35 EST Quote for the Day.... Always remember <BR> you are BRAVER <BR> thankyou believe <BR> STRONGER <BR> thank you seem <BR> SMARTER <BR> thank you think <BR> & twice as <BR> BEAUTIFUL <BR> as you'd ever <BR> IMAGINED <BR> <BR> Have a Blessed Friday everyone!! TGIF!! Fri, 7 Feb 2014 10:07:25 EST Quite for the Day... Sometimes I just look up, smile and say, <BR> "I know that was you God! Thanks!" <BR> <BR> Have a blessed evening, everyone! Tue, 4 Feb 2014 18:42:47 EST Quote for the Day... "Sometimes beautiful things come into our lives out of nowhere. We can't always understand them, but we have to trust in them. I know you want to question everything, but sometimes it pays to just have a little faith." <BR> - Lauren Kate <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a Blessed Monday everyone, and stay safe!! Mon, 3 Feb 2014 10:55:03 EST Quote for the Day.... "The most memorable people in life will be the <BR> friends who loved you when you weren't very loveable." <BR> <BR> -Anonymous <BR> <BR> Have a Blessed Wednesday everyone!! Wed, 29 Jan 2014 09:14:56 EST Quote for the Day... "One small crack does not mean that you are broken, <BR> it means that you were put to the test and you didn't fall apart." <BR> -Linda Poindexter <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a blessed Thursday everyone!! Thu, 23 Jan 2014 10:27:47 EST Quote for the Day.... "One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it's guilt, anger, love, loss or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go." <BR> - Lessons Learned In Life <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a Blessed Tuesday everyone!! Tue, 21 Jan 2014 09:47:14 EST Quote of the Day... "Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking." <BR> -Marcus Aurelius <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a blessed Tuesday everyone! Tue, 14 Jan 2014 09:46:23 EST Quote for the Day... 3 Simple Rules: <BR> <BR> 1. If you do not GO after what you want, you'll never have it; <BR> 2. If you do not ASK, the answer will always be NO; <BR> 3. If you do not STEP FORWARD, you'll always be in the Same Place. <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a blessed Monday everyone!! Mon, 13 Jan 2014 10:16:52 EST Thought for the Day.... Waiting for <BR> Someone else to <BR> Make you happy <BR> Is the best way <BR> To be sad. <BR> <BR> -Unknown <BR> <BR> Have a blessed Friday everyone!! Fri, 10 Jan 2014 09:28:24 EST Holiday weight gain.... I can't wait until ALL of the holidays are over and I can get back to healthy eating again! There has been so much candy and chocolate and JUNK in our office, and I can't seem to keep my hands off of it, which has made me gain a lot of weight since the beginning of Thanksgiving week! Not to mention the medication change that I had before Thanksgiving, which I think is causing water weight gain as well. <BR> I need to get a handle on my eating problem, and I can't seem to with all of the j... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 12:49:52 EST Quote for the Day... Wanting and doing are not the same things. <BR> Don't say you want something. DO what's necessary <BR> to get what you want. <BR> -Anonymous <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a blessed Wednesday everyone! Wed, 18 Dec 2013 08:07:16 EST Quote for the Day... "The difference between perseverance and obstinacy is <BR> that one comes from a strong will <BR> and the other from a strong won't." <BR> -Henry Ward Beecher <BR> <BR> Have a blessed Wednesday everyone!! Wed, 11 Dec 2013 07:20:24 EST Quote for the Day.... When you're tempted to lose patience with someone, think how patient God has been with you all this time. <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a blessed Thursday everyone! Thu, 5 Dec 2013 11:35:50 EST Quote for the Day... Having a rough morning? <BR> Place your hand over your heart... <BR> feel that? That's called purpose. <BR> You're alive for a reason; <BR> Don't give up! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed Wednesday everyone!! Wed, 4 Dec 2013 09:27:31 EST Not a bad day....however.... Today started out well with an hour on the treadmill this morning, followed by a normal breakfast. Then I really didn't do too much other than went to the doctor with my grandson for an hour then got him back into school. <BR> Eating wise, I haven't done too bad today. I did have some peanut M&M for a snack before lunch then are two sugar free donuts my mother–in–law made while we were visiting her. I have no idea on the nutritional value of those, considering they were fried. <BR> Other... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 20:02:58 EST Wasted weekend... We returned home today from a trip up to Iowa to see our mothers and brothers. We took two of our grandkids with us, as well as our daughter. <BR> This was a long trip up and a long trip back. <BR> Before we left home, I promised myself to find a gym near by that wouldn't charge a lot just for a few hours. That never happened. It seems that we have a hard time with any kind of exercise while we're out and about. <BR> Now it's all about getting back on track and not letting the food get the... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 20:32:04 EST Quote for the Day.... "Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: Love, Prayer, and Forgiveness." <BR> -H. Jackson Brown, Jr <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a blessed Tuesday everyone!! Tue, 26 Nov 2013 09:08:48 EST Better days... I'm doing a bit better lately, although I still have terrible cravings. It's very hard not to give in to them. <BR> We're traveling up to Iowa tomorrow and staying until Sunday. I'm really hoping to be able to control my cravings while gone. It will be harder in a different environment. <BR> I did call my doctor today about my medication change, which is what is causing my weight gain. I haven't heard back from him yet, and I doubt I will until after we leave tomorrow. Maybe he'll liste... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:36:00 EST HELP!!! I don't know how others are doing it, but I have GOT to get a grip on my eating habits!!! <BR> For some reason, all of a sudden in the past 4 months I can't seem to get enough chocolate or junk food, and it's always around me, so it's so hard to resist!! <BR> How can I get a handle on it all!! How can I get back to where I was with my eating habits?!! <BR> How can I find the motivation to get myself moving again, and really work to lose this weight?! <BR> I've got to come up with the... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 21:32:08 EST Quote for the Day... "Remember, if you're headed in the wrong direction, God allows U-turns!" <BR> -Allison Bottke <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone, filled with many blessings! Mon, 18 Nov 2013 09:37:45 EST Quote for the Day... "Worrying about the things you have no control over will cause you to not take care of the things you do have control over." <BR> -Bill Keller <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a blessed Tuesday everyone!! Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:45:11 EST Thank you.... I want to thank everyone who commented and encouraged me on my last blog, even though I went off the deep end on the chocolate. And I'm sorry I haven't responded to each of you individually. <BR> Life is what it is and mine has been very busy lately. <BR> I haven't exactly been on the straight and narrow where food is considered, but I'm doing a little better. Still have a ways to go, and I'm not getting much help from home, or situations I find myself in. This week in particular is go... Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:01:20 EST There I go again!!! This is NOT my week!! The halloween candy is still in my office! I get to work 2 hours early because I ride with my husband to work and I am alone for those 2 hours. This morning the chocolate was calling me, and frankly I didn't care. I ate 5 of the small things!! Now I'm regretting it! Should have drank a glass of water. Should have chewed on some gum. Should have done SOMETHING to keep my mind off of the candy!! <BR> I have GOT to relearn control over these cravings!! They are n... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 10:56:00 EST Help!!!! I'm in my office surrounded by halloween candy and all I want to do is eat it!!!! I can't throw it away cause of my co-workers who brought it in!! <BR> Please give me some inspiration to LEAVE IT ALONE!!! I don't need to gain any more weight!!! <BR> <BR> Thank you for any help you can give me!!! Wed, 6 Nov 2013 07:21:45 EST Quote of the Day "Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." <BR> -Carl Bard <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday everyone!! And Thank you all for your wonderful Birthday wishes!! Mon, 4 Nov 2013 10:01:12 EST Thought for the Day.... "How often we fail to appreciate what we have already accomplished. Take a moment, right now, to congratulate yourself on what you have accomplished today, this week, in your lifetime." <BR> -Annonymous <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful Wednesday everyone!! Wed, 30 Oct 2013 10:20:33 EST Quote for the Day... "My therapist set half a glass of water in front of me. He asked if I was an optimist or a pessimist. So, I drank the water and told him I was a problem solver." <BR> - Unknown <BR> <BR> <BR> I would ask for prayers as I'm going through another medication change and am having difficulty. <BR> Thank you. Tue, 29 Oct 2013 09:53:09 EST