SHERLYN-WILL's SparkPeople Blog SHERLYN-WILL's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 3 things: I. AM. BACK! Roasted Veggies. A Big Thank you!<BR>e_magical_cooking_technique_that_will_<BR>get_you_to_eat_your_veggies <BR> <BR> I put this on my feed but not sure if you can see it all <BR> <BR> <BR> I ran upon this today... on spark and was tickled. <BR> <BR> I love veggies BUT this makes them sound amazing! <BR> <BR> Have any of you guys ever 'ROASTED" your veggies? <BR> I have not but will be doing so this week. <BR> <BR> <BR> BE sure and read lots of the comments on the article... th... Wed, 27 Jul 2011 15:46:29 EST LIVE FOR TODAY--STAY IN THE PRESENT (most of you can relate to this blog) I read a blog of a dear friend and was praying for her. I didn’t know how to comment on her blog. I got back out this book and God led me to this page and I thought allot of people could probably benefit from me sharing this. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Live for Today—Stay in the present <BR> <BR> “I will be happy when ________” - You fill in the blank. How many times have you said these words: “I will be happy when I lose weight”, “I will be happy when I get a new job”, “I will be happy wh... Wed, 13 Apr 2011 18:00:09 EST I love this little boy singing Mickey Mouse song!! Have you guys seen this on Americans Funniest Videos?.... I just love to watch him! <BR> <BR> <BR> Such happines and full of life! Fri, 4 Mar 2011 20:57:50 EST 10 yr. old boys and 'love' Oh my! Funny but serious! Well this child, MY SON, pictured below (with my grandson): <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Innocent.. YEAH right~! LOL <BR> <BR> pulled a good one this week! <BR> <BR> I get a text from his teacher this morning: <BR> <BR> "Sherlyn, did you know Lane brought your husbands' 10K wedding band to school and gave it to Haley ?" <BR> <BR> <BR> My text: <BR> <BR> OH MY GOODNESS!!!! NO!!!!! I DIDN'T KNOW THAT!!! BUT my husband is wearing ... Thu, 3 Mar 2011 16:26:22 EST Flowers are teasing me.... see pics! They whisper <img src=""> <BR> Taken February 27th, 2011 "Crocus" <BR> <BR> GORGEOUS HUH? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> See the tenderness emerging! I love this representation of 'new life'! <BR> Kind of indicative of us on our weighloss journeys... "NEW LIFE"!!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 2 Mar 2011 13:30:49 EST Vitamins for the Mind: Discipline-The Bridge Between Goals & Accomplishments Vitamins for the Mind <BR> by Jim Rohn <BR> Discipline <BR> <BR> <BR> Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment. <BR> <BR> We must all suffer from one of two pains: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret. The difference is discipline weighs ounces while regret weighs tons. <BR> <BR> All disciplines affect each other. Mistakenly the man says, “This is the only area where I let down.” Not true. Every let down affects the rest. Not to think so is naive. <BR> <BR> Disci... Tue, 1 Mar 2011 11:20:55 EST Emotional Eating and a Few Praises on my journey! PICS too! Just some FYI for you: <BR> <BR> ”Food Addiction” is a term used to describe a physical and emotional addiction to certain food substances, usually process sugar, flour, caffeine, sometimes fats, and wheat. <BR> <BR> “Emotional Eating” is used to label the condition of using food to manage feelings. <BR> <BR> While all food addicts are emotional eaters, not all emotional eaters are food addicts. In other words, it is possible to emotionally eat without being physically addicted to food. <... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 19:46:59 EST How Much of YOUR TIME Involves FOOD? I have written blogs about food addiction since Monday, Jan. 17th. It would probably be good to go back and read those too. <BR> <BR> I got back on my eating plan a week ago and have dropped 4 lbs. I feel SO MUCH BETTER in every way and my energy has gone through the roof! My face puffines has gone away again and I am sleeping so much better. Sugar, caffeine, breads, (white and wheat), really turn the cravings on for me. I am eating lean proteins, veggies, fruits, and a good carbs an... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 20:45:20 EST Addiction to Food: Am I Dishonest? Addiction to food: Am I Dishonest? (this blog ties to yesterday’s blog about your food journal) <BR> <BR> <BR> THIS is a continuation of my blogs that I started on 1-17-11. <BR> <BR> It would probably be helpful to read those before this one. <BR> <BR> Are you dishonest? <BR> <BR> One of the most obvious signs of food addiction is dishonesty. Ashamed by excessive eating behavior, most food addicts lie about the amount and types of food they’ve eaten. The pattern of lying becomes so ... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 18:30:33 EST Daily Food Plan for Food Addicts & Emotional Eaters I have written blogs on addiction to food since Monday January 17th. IT would probably be very helpful to go back and read those too or even FIRST. Today I will blog about a <BR> <BR> DAILY FOOD PLAN FOR Food Addicts or Emotional Eaters and I will touch on Bingeing and Grazing. <BR> <BR> First though let me post my weigh in for today and this week. <BR> If you have read my blogs you will see I got off track in Dec and part of January but got back to my eating plan on 1-17-2011 <BR> <B... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 18:10:14 EST Dealing with DENIAL in food addiction / emotional eating I SUGGEST reading my OTHER BLOGS prior to this one. I started writing about Food Addiction on 1-17-11 and have written one every day since. <BR> <BR> If you have read my blogs you will see I got off track in Dec and part of January but got back to my eating plan on 1-17-2011 <BR> <BR> 1-17: Wgt 180.5 <BR> 1-18: Wgt. 179.2 <BR> 1-19: Wgt. 176.4 <BR> 1-20: wgt. 175.4 <BR> 1-21: wgt. 174.8 <BR> <BR> Today I will blog about DENIAL! I have been really finding out just HOW MUCH DENIAL I... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 19:24:26 EST Food Addiction Study: Rats prefer Sugar over Cocaine! If you have read my blogs you will see I got off track in Dec and part of January but got back to my eating plan on 1-17-2011 <BR> <BR> 1-17: Wgt 180.5 <BR> 1-18: Wgt. 179.2 <BR> 1-19: Wgt. 176.4 <BR> 1-20: wgt. 175.4 ( My body definitely responds to not eating sugar and junk!) Thank you God. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a continuation of the subject about being addicted to food. It might be good to read my other blogs first before this one. <BR> <BR> The Paragraphs below are REALL... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 19:21:41 EST ADDICTIVE SUBSTANCES and how it all works PLEASE NOTE: THIS is a continuation from the last 2 days of blogging about Food Addicts. <BR> You might need to read those too! <BR> <BR> This information was taken from Kay Sheppard’s website. She has a book called “The Food Addiction: The Body Knows” <BR> <BR> I will be ordering her book to read. <BR> ________________________________ <BR> JUST SO YOU KNOW <BR> <BR> I follow the Why Can’t I Stop Eating plan. I did notice that Kay’s plan is very, very similar. <BR> The Plan I do is... Wed, 19 Jan 2011 17:41:19 EST Could You be a Food Addict like me? Read on..... This is a continuation on the subject of Food Addicts. My first blog about it was last night. <BR> <BR> Could you Be a Food Addict? <BR> Your answers to the following questions may help you identify whether you have a food addiction problem: <BR> <BR> 1. Has anyone ever told you that you have a problem with food? <BR> 2. Do you think food is a problem for you? <BR> 3. Do you eat large amounts of high-calorie food in short amounts of time? <BR> 4. Do you eat over feelings? <BR> 5. Can you ... Tue, 18 Jan 2011 17:30:50 EST "I am Sherlyn and "I AM A FOOD ADDICT!" Are you? My name is Sherlyn and I AM A FOOD ADDICT! Are you? <BR> <BR> <BR> I am a Food Addict . I AM A FOOD ADDICT! <BR> <BR> “FOOD ADDICTS are people with a physiological sensitivity to certain foods that react negatively in their system. Willpower has nothing to do with it, and neither does moral character. Pg. 12 of the “Why Can’t I Stop Eating” book. <BR> <BR> “You can’t change your biological makeup, but you can change your tendencies. As a person with cancer must undergo radiat... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 19:47:35 EST Pictures Galore, Complacency BEGONE! Size 8 goal ALMOST met! Does Almost count? Mini goals too! I have had a goal to fit into 8's by the New Year! I can fit into them.. but I won't be wearing them in public yet! LOL <BR> NOT what I had hoped for but I am still happy about it! <BR> <BR> <BR> What a month...... down 3 up 3 down 3 up 3... Last time I measured about 2 wks ago I was down a few inches but don't know if that is still true to today! TOM came to see me... and it would be just plain stupid to measure right now..... (right?!!!) <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Here I am in som... Wed, 29 Dec 2010 17:08:49 EST Drove this car into the ditch, BUT I am driving it out today! Sz 20 to a 10 pics too! I have done so well with staying on plan and following the no sugar and white flour eating plan called “Why Can’t I Stop Eating”… (see my 9-17 blog if you want to see the actual eating plan) <BR> <BR> <BR> I have no doubt this is the plan for me! <BR> <BR> IT is EASY, SIMPLE and I feel SO GOOD on it! <BR> <BR> Other than a few tiny bumps in the road (bumps I created LOL.. ) I have stayed on the plan very well! IT has not been hard for me… it has actually been such a “NO BRAINER” way... Mon, 29 Nov 2010 20:12:42 EST Weightloss pills, scales, strength training~! What is success? pics 2~! Weightloss pills, scales, strength training~! What is success? <BR> <BR> Well, I debated blogging… since I don’t have much to report.. <BR> <BR> BUT then it hit me…. I am staying on track and still strength training so that is really counted as SUCCESS! <BR> <BR> On Nov. 7th I “revamped “ my plan which means I cut out the wheat cereal that I had been eating because I noticed it was hindering my weight loss. I obviously have a problem with wheat but this was discovered after losing at a... Fri, 19 Nov 2010 19:21:50 EST Don't waste time, Don't lie to yourself, DO START TODAY! PART 1 <BR> I have had this blog on my mind for some time lately! <BR> <BR> IT may seem pretty “in your face” pretty DIRECT! <BR> <BR> This is just my take on things and I have to tell you that I could not have written it 2 mos ago… <BR> <BR> I have learned the following: <BR> <BR> <BR> YOU can waste allot of time saying the following: <BR> <BR> I will start my new plan NEXT MONDAY! <BR> <BR> I will eat HEALTHIER TOMORROW! <BR> <BR> I will GET BACK ON TRACK after Thanksgiving. <BR... Tue, 16 Nov 2010 16:36:32 EST T-47 COWBOY UP BABY! A little secret about MUTUAL SPARKFRIENDS (wink) T-47 Cowboy Up Baby! A little secret about MUTUAL SPARK FRIENDS (wink) <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Don’t you just love how one of your friends on your friend feed comments on someone blog or page and then you go check out that page or blog and find a new friend! I love how it just branches out and branches out to all kinds of great people here on Spark! <BR> SPARK ROCKS!!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I use to be hesitant about adding more friends because I would think “HOW ... Sun, 14 Nov 2010 11:44:47 EST T-49 "NO LONGER A HERMIT!" I love seeing old friends NOW! T-49 Days til New Years. Not the HERMIT I once was. I now LIKE bumping into old friends… <BR> <BR> <BR> I am a very social and friendly person. I love people. My weight gains changed all that. <BR> When I would go places I avoided eye contact for the most part and that is SO unlike me. <BR> I just hoped and prayed I would not see anyone I knew because of how I felt about my weight. <BR> <BR> Can any of you relate? <BR> <BR> Back in 87-2000 I worked in the Personnel Office of a ... Fri, 12 Nov 2010 22:06:58 EST T-50 days! Burn, baby Burn! SEE pics of MY NU-WAVE OVEN! T-50 days til New Years Day 2011!!! I am on FIRE BABY! I Love my NU-WAVE OVEN! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have done great… I am on track… eating as I should. No sugar or flour and following the Why Can’t I Stop Eating food plan now for 3 ½ mos. <BR> <BR> It is just a normal way of eating for me… no diet here! <BR> <BR> I bought the neatest cooker I have ever seen about 2 mos. ago. It is great! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="http:... Thu, 11 Nov 2010 18:36:29 EST T-51: SET YOURSELF ON FIRE!!!! "I DID" T-51 SET YOURSELF ON FIRE! I DID! <em>2</em> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Success isn't a result of spontaneous combustion. You must set yourself on fire. <BR> Arnold H. Glasow <BR> <BR> <BR> Hey sparkies… <BR> <BR> I had a great day! I stayed 100 percent on track with eating but that part is not hard with this plan. <BR> <BR> IT is a no brainer , simple eating plan and I DON”T HAVE ANY CRAVINGS and that is why I find it so ... Wed, 10 Nov 2010 15:47:16 EST T-52 OOH BABY, I'm on fire! T-52 I am on track and on fire baby! 52 days til the New Year! SIZE 8's here I come! <BR> <BR> Blogging Sunday, writing all of it down and putting a plan in motion… that has really sparked me to get my second wind! <BR> <BR> <BR> GOALS: <BR> <BR> Water 8 glasses or more: DONE each day (forcin' it but doin' it) <BR> <BR> Exercise: DONE each day ( not lovin' it but that is not the point! LOL) <BR> I am doing ST and some cardio too <BR> <BR> Staying on eating plan: no problem... ea... Tue, 9 Nov 2010 16:02:20 EST REVAMPING MY PLAN! T - 54 days to get in a Size 8 with pics too OK, TIME to make some changes and figure out why I am not losing! <BR> <BR> I have gone back over my notes of what I have been eating and tried to mark changes I have made in the last 3 wks. <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is what I have documented: <BR> <BR> 9/24 176.5 <BR> <BR> 10/1 175 <BR> <BR> 10/7 173.4 (10-8, I started working out for the first time since Feb, 10) <BR> <BR> 10/15 174.8 (not surprised since I worked out 10-8 thru 10-14) <BR> <BR> 10/22 172 (back down since my body ad... Sun, 7 Nov 2010 16:27:03 EST Progress blog with pics, I hit the Big 5 - 0 and I don't mean age! LOL <img src=""> <BR> This picture is just to show you the same shirt and how it looks with weight lost. There is about a 20 lb difference is this picture. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> The 2 pics above do not show the whole 50 lbs down I have lost. <BR> The one above and below show about 40 lb difference. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> ... Sat, 23 Oct 2010 18:35:08 EST BMI questions PLEASE respond to my blog! I wonder about this BMI thing? According to Sparks BMI calculator, I need to lose 17 more to even get in a healthy range for my weight and height! <BR> <BR> I am ok with that... it would put me at 158 and I am 5 '7" <BR> <BR> BUT what is weird to me is that <BR> IF I were to get down to 118 then I am still in the "HEALTHY RANGE".... <BR> <BR> DOESN"T that seem super low? <BR> <BR> I weighed 108 before and I was same height as now. I LOOKED LIKE I WAS SICK! <BR> <BR> I was so th... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 14:30:04 EST WHAT a delicious meal! Spaghetti squash. See pics! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> SO cool to find a veggie that resembles pasta! HOW cool is that. GOD outdid himself on that one! LOL <BR> <BR> THE picture above is 1 cup of spaghetti squash, 1/2 cup of 100% Natural Chunky Ragu Roasted Red Pepper and Onion sauce, 3 ozs. 93% lean ground beef. <BR> 1/2 cup has 80 calories, Fat 2.5, Sodium 500, Carbs 13, Fiber 2, Sugars 10, Protein 2. <BR> <BR> Sugar is listed as # 6 in the ingredients so allowe... Sun, 17 Oct 2010 12:17:05 EST Before/After Pics to encourage me as I keep losing! Just threw some pics together today to document my journey! I was up 1.4 lbs this week and I want to recheck myself and see if it was something I did to cause that. I did start working out and that has included strength training. <BR> <BR> I hope that is why I am up... but either way I will lose it and kick some buddies of that 1.4 lbs to the curb as well! NOTHING can stop me now..... this is a way of life for me now. I eat for fuel, I follow the WHY CAN'T I STOP EATING PLAN, I sta... Sat, 16 Oct 2010 20:05:05 EST 146 Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health <BR> <BR> 146 Reasons Why Sugar Is Ruining Your Health <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> By Nancy Appleton, Ph.D. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Author of LICK THE SUGAR HABIT and LICK THE SUGAR HABIT SUGAR COUNTER. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Sugar can suppress the immune system. <BR> <BR> 2. Sugar upsets the mineral relationships in the body. <BR> <BR> 3. Sugar can cause hyperactivity, anxiety, difficulty concentrating, and crankiness in children. <BR> <B... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 18:07:07 EST Weightloss slowed the but inches still falling off;see pics, also food, puppy and baby pics! Last Friday (24th) I lost 1 lb (well day before it was down the lb and day after on the 25th it was too... just some funny reason it was just a 1/2 lb down on the actual weigh in day... LOL <BR> <BR> Anyways 1 lb down last weigh in and the week before 1 lb then too. <BR> <BR> I am at 23 in 2 mos. I am very pleased with that. <BR> I feel so good and I am THRILLED by that! Eating healthy sure makes a difference! <BR> <BR> I was at 21.25 inches lost on 9-9. <BR> I measured again on 9-26 an... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 15:03:34 EST SUGAR: Is it a sweet old friend that is secretly plotting your demise?<BR>/archive/2010/04/20/sugar-dangers.aspx <BR> <BR> The above link is where I got this information. <BR> <BR> Death by sugar may not be an overstatement—evidence is mounting that sugar is THE MAJOR FACTOR causing obesity and chronic disease. <BR> <BR> · In 1700, the average person consumed about 4 pounds of sugar per year. <BR> · In 1800, the average person consumed about 18 pounds of sugar per year. <BR> · In 1900, individual consumption had ri... Sat, 25 Sep 2010 12:21:00 EST PART 2 MY story: How I came to give up sugar and white flour You should read my previous blog first... PART 1 <BR> <BR><BR>_journal.asp?id=TWO%2DTOO%2DMUCH&page=3 <BR> Here is the link above to my friend Nancy's blog that she posted on July 22. <BR> ON JULY 24 I started this plan. <BR> <BR> The first week I lost 5 lbs, 4 lbs the next week and every week thereafter I have lost weight. <BR> <BR> By 6 wks I was down 21 lbs and over 21 inches too. <BR> <BR> I don't have any cravings at all! I did have some ... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 09:28:56 EST MY story: How I came to give up sugar and white flour (QUIZ included) PART 1 <BR> My friend TWO-TOO-MUCH posted the blog that I got my eating plan from. I encourage you to read all her blogs. I know I have. LOL THANK you Nancy for sharing your plan with me! <BR> (On my PART 2 blog I will post a link to her page and the one blog I got my plan from) <BR> <BR> <BR> It comes from the book, "Why Can't I Stop Eating?" by Debbie Danowski and Pedro Lazaro <BR> Here is a link to Debbie’s website <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I had bee... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 09:11:32 EST Pics of me in my old "FAT" clothes and a progress blog too I got this idea from our wonderful "TEENYBIKINI" here on spark! I just love her! WHO doesn't? LOL <BR> <BR> She had pics of herself in her biggest clothes... and I was blown away... my pics are not quite as dramatic as hers... but show the some weightloss nonetheless! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 14 Sep 2010 15:55:50 EST God's Blessings, Clothing jackpot, kissin' chickens, tiny feet pedicures,& ice cream! Well by now you know me pretty well... I like posting pictures...! LOL I love other people's blogs with pictures too! <BR> <BR> GOD has really blessed me with health. I have a beautiful family (yes we have normal family problems LOL but we work through them!) <BR> <BR> One of my 3 sisters recently lost almost 40 lbs and looks amazing. She went from 14's to 10's and 8's. <BR> She was going to donate all her bigger clothes and asked me if I wanted them. PRAISE GOD! <BR> I needed t... Wed, 8 Sep 2010 15:52:47 EST Progress blog, pics new hair do, BD's, food,& sunsets! OH! & puppies! Here is my new hair do.. I got yesterday... I had her do some blond with some light browns to have some contrast... AND COVER the GRAY! LOL <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I like it but husband says it looks like a skunk LOL he always says something off the wall when I get my hair color changed... I just ignore him... and laugh it off! After all it is MY HA... Sat, 4 Sep 2010 11:57:56 EST The weight I used to think I was fat at sounds so good today..any of you been there? Sometimes when some of my sparkfriends hit a new weight range like 180's or 170's or any of the ones I am not in yet... <BR> <BR> <BR> I will comment in support and then say or think "AWWW the 180's I can't wait" <BR> <BR> "Aww the 160's that is a dream" <BR> <BR> I DID THIS TOO WHEN I WAS 221 and someone weighed 210... then I couldn't wait for 210 or ONDERLAND..... <BR> <BR> <BR> Well today I noticed one of my sparkfriends is almost in the 150's.... <BR> <BR> and I smiled to... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 19:56:53 EST I am surprised with face pics taken yest. & belly ones too! U should take pics... I took this yesterday, August 25th before I headed to town to get groceries. It seems like my neck has been looking longer so I wanted to snap some shots LOL <BR> In my Tuesdays' blog this week I just used the August 14th pic because I felt it was recent enough to use... but this shows you that 11 days later... my face has changed or at least my neck. <BR> <BR> Here is yesterday's pics up against August 14, 2010 pics. <BR> <img src=" Thu, 26 Aug 2010 12:35:20 EST PROGRESS BLOG for last month since I quit sugar and white flour. Starting weight on 7/24/10 was 199 Wgt. 1 mo. Later on 8/20/10 was 185. <BR> I lost 14 lbs!!! I was a size 16 and today I am a 14 but the 14's are pretty loose. 12's HERE I COME! <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> I gave up Sugar and white flour so of course ALL processed foods. THANK YOU to my friend TWO-TOO-MUCH that shared her eating plan with me. I was so ready to be done with these cravings I constantly dealt with. I am happy to say I no longer have ANY CRAVINGS except for veggies and fr... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 12:59:45 EST You moms out there will relate! Stitches and Boys! oh--and pics! <img src="">My 4th grader, Lane was on his 2nd day of school and fell off the Merry-go-round at school and cut his head open yesterday. (don't worry I won't share the pics of the stitches and bloody shirt!) <BR> <BR> The nurse was trying to call me and I had somehow hit silent on my cell phone... ?? <BR> She called my husband and he called my 18 yr old here at the house and told me that he needed to be picked up and taken to ER. <BR> <... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 20:50:45 EST Wonderful 350 cal. dinner w/ pics;10 mins to fix, mountain,pond,PUPPY & BABY pics too! Great Dinner tonight. I thoroughly enjoyed it. <BR> <BR> Here is a pic: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The ground turkey patty is 93% lean (the only kind I buy). <BR> Sweet potato is my new rediscovery! I love them! Been years since I have eaten them except for Thanksgiving and Christmas and then they are loaded with butter and brown sugar! This one tonight had 1 tb. of "MOVE OVER BUTTER" I love that product! It tastes so so good! ... Mon, 26 Jul 2010 21:26:58 EST Eating well,butterflies,maypop passion flower,baby on horse, clouds,sunset,& oatmeal Calories Fat Carbohydrates Protein Fiber, total dietary Sodium, Na <BR> <BR> 1,300 42 138 97 22 1,400 <BR> 1200 - 1550 32 - 56 163 - 236 60 - 127 25 - 45 500 - 2300 <BR> <BR> sorry this didn't post spread out like it typed it... HUMM??? top row is what I did today and bottom row is my ranges of each! Oh well! <BR> <BR> Pretty happy with m... Sat, 24 Jul 2010 21:46:33 EST Pics of FLOWERS with my new camera, Blog #1 I have lots of flowers in my yard. Some years I spend allot of time working on the beds and other years not so much. <BR> Here are a few I have: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Bigger picture of this climbing rose. I planted it 15 yrs ago with one bush on each side of the arch but as you can see the one on the left thrived and the one on the right... fizzled out! LOL <BR> <img src=""> ... Tue, 13 Jul 2010 16:53:50 EST Adventures with my new camera Lots of PICS I got a new camera April 14th, 2010. I have always loved to take pictures but never invested more than 160 in a camera. <BR> <BR> Well now I did (kind of a forced splurge) LOL ReALLY it was. <BR> I will tell about that later... but seriously... it was forced... but I was happy! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I love to take pictures of animals and nature. Just recently I have enjoyed taking them of people too! <BR> <BR> Here was my very first subject that day. My Morkie we call "Bab... Fri, 2 Jul 2010 14:31:56 EST Don't fall over but I finally did blog! JUNE UPDATE! June update: <BR> <BR> I came out of the gate like a BULL and ended like a steer… LOL <BR> <BR> I am still happy with my accomplishments for June. <BR> <BR> Starting weight May 24th, 2010: 201.4 <BR> Ending weight June 30th 196.0 <BR> Lost 5.4 lbs <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Measurements on left were taken 3-8-10 <BR> Then I hit the plateau end of March and most of April. Then I put on that 7 stinkin’ lbs in May. <BR> Hit the restart button May 24th. So ... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 21:20:50 EST How Low Can you Go? Sodium that is! Pics included. Ok, so I have been trying to watch the sodium on most days. Days like yesterday with hotdogs and pizza make me look like a liar! LOL <BR> <BR> Tonight I fixed stirfry veggies and chicken and loved it. Anybody cn fix it and then season it to your tastes. Let me say right here… THANK YOU MRS. DASH! <BR> <BR> So glad there are seasonings without the salt added. I love all of Mrs. Dash seasonings. <BR> <BR> Here it is cooking: <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 14 Jun 2010 21:33:25 EST 50.9% Fat GEEZ LU-EEEZE! 50.9% Fat… not too pretty Not my body fat..... ok.. admit it you were wondering weren't you... <em>100</em> I mean 50.9 % fat on my nutrional tracker today! <BR> <BR> Boy, I have had an off day of eating.. nothing bingy at all. Just my choices all wrapped up into one day are not good. <BR> Started out with 1 slice of wheat bread with peanut butter and SF strawberry preserves and lots of water. Ok, good start! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Then I had some almonds for a snack.. so that i... Sun, 13 Jun 2010 20:30:06 EST To WEIGH or NOT TO WEIGH; that is the ?! Weigh in was today. I lost 1 lb. <BR> I lost 2.5 last week. <BR> I lost 2 the week before. <BR> 5.5 in 3 wks is good. <BR> <BR> I was not happy with just losing 1 lb this week though! <BR> <BR> It hit me today that is is silly to be unhappy with this. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am still working on mentality and changing my way of thinking. I keep having to remind myself this is a journey to change your habits, to get healthy, to get fit. <BR> <BR> <BR> I kept thinking this is not a race or a ... Fri, 11 Jun 2010 23:03:12 EST Weigh in is tomorrow, I do look forward to it! I have kind of had an off day... not hungry or thirsty.... I have drank some water with lime in it but not the amount I should be drinking. <BR> I have cleaned house allot today... <BR> I was having company for supper and it needed a good cleaning. <BR> <BR> I ate a big salad at lunch and fiber one cereal at breakfast. <BR> <BR> I ate a little venison at dinner and a little cottage cheese coz my granddaughter Jada (22 mos) wanted some and so I had some with her. She was eating beans and ... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 22:36:00 EST