SIMPLYDEE's SparkPeople Blog SIMPLYDEE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Starting over Why am I always starting over? In the morning I start again . <BR> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 23:13:03 EST Dr appt Today I went to the Drs and we are going to be changing a few this. I will not be able to have white flour,. I will be eating Oatmeal in the morning. Fish and large salads without corn. <BR> <BR> Today she told me to not worry about calories and to focus on less Carbs. Well lets see how this is going to workout. <BR> <BR> People please offer insights and suggestions. I need help!!!!!!!!!! Thu, 1 May 2014 14:03:25 EST I back !!! I just got back! Just got my laptop fix. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 20:37:49 EST Happy New Year What are my plans for the new year? My plan is to always try to be a better person. This is my plan everyday. I don't wait for a certain day to try to love and treat myself better. I may not always be successful at this but my goal is to always try. <BR> <BR> I have had some set backs as far as my weight , but this is my fault. I didn't stick to planning like I should have. I became overwhelmed with all the changes happening in my life and I forgot about me. If I don't take care of me no one... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 09:46:22 EST Help with blending. Please help. I wish to start blending. I would like do it maybe 2-3 times a day in conjunction with eating healthy. I would like one in the morning for around 6am , then I will have breakfast around 9 or 10am ,lunch is around 12 or 1pm but sometimes I really am not ready to eat so sometimes I skip. Dinner is late so I could use a something around 6pm. Dinner is between 9-1030p depending on what time I get home from work/school. Must be healthy and nutritional packed with veggies/ fruits, and... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 02:41:30 EST dont know if I have it in me. I don't know if its just today or what but I don't think I can handle this weight loss journey. I don't feel like I have it in me. I don't understand whats come over me, where these feeling came from . <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> P.S. I didn't eat anything today that would wreck my plan but I just feel blah about weight loss Sun, 10 Nov 2013 08:21:24 EST Workout I have decided I will start working out a little tonight. I was going to wait until I hit 240 to start but I guess there is no time like the present. I cant say that I am going to be a workout junkie but I am going to start. I have some videos that I plan to take with me to work tonight to get started. I will keep yo <img src="">u posted. Sun, 27 Oct 2013 12:38:19 EST Wow moment My wow moment is that I am watching my calories and I am really not missing any food. I am not hungry. I realize I am an emotional eater. I just have to be careful of my stressors. <em>521</em> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 16:33:27 EST No Stopping me Good evening, Today was a good day. I stayed within my caloric range and I didn't drop a class that I am having difficult time in. I am a fighter. I will keep on fighting until I can not fight anymore. <em>530</em> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 21:20:00 EST 1st day Today wasn't so bad. I stuck with my eating plan and I and under my calorie count. I am so proud of myself. <BR> <BR> I will pat myself on the back when no one else will. <BR> <BR> I did it! <em>521</em> <em>521</em> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 23:40:29 EST Team Leader Today I learned that I have become a team leader of SP Class of March 11-17, 2007 <BR> . I wonder if its a sign. I say that because this is my 1st day back to charting. I think I am up to the challange . I know I am up to the challange. I think this was meant to be because I requested to be a team leader back in Feb and today I looked in my mail and on oct 16 she made me one. <BR> <BR> <BR> Wish me luck. Mon, 21 Oct 2013 14:09:49 EST Shopping I started some of my shopping for healthy eating. On Sunday I will purchase my greens for a salad. <BR> <BR> Not much to say ,only that on Sunday I will portion my breakfasts and lunches for the week. I am so ready. My food intake wasn't bad today at all but I aam not going to start counting again until Monday. I will also chart my weight and adjust my plan as needed Sat, 19 Oct 2013 21:13:52 EST Same Story Different Day Good afternoon everyone. I hope everyone is having a productive day. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to say, I know I do better with my weight when I chart everyday. <BR> I know I do well when I read other peoples blogs. <BR> I like when I get responses from follow Spark members, but its not required <BR> <BR> <BR> I could go on and on and on about the benefits I receive from Sparks. <BR> Sparks is a great toolto use and when used properly it can make a difference. <BR> <BR> I just wanted you ... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 18:45:25 EST Should I chart? Good morning, I have gained a few pounds some of it is from eating and some of it is water retention. I feel bad when I come to the site and look at the last weight that I charted. I started to put in the new weight and also adjust my eating plan but I wasn't sure if I should. You see I know I was eating a little more than I should and I was weighing myself constantly so I wouldn't get out of control, but then my Dr started playing with my medication dosages and I only take a water pill 3 tim... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 05:41:14 EST Good morning Feeling kinda numb,I. Guess I know I have not put forth the proper effort to lose weight.I have no one to blame but myself.I haven't gained weight but I am not really losing anymore. Its time for me to step up my game. I know what I do, I know that I am the only one that can make the changes that need to be done. <BR> <BR> I love myself so I know I will do this!! <BR> <BR> Love you all,keep up the good work Thu, 4 Apr 2013 10:42:27 EST Please weigh in Good morning,Happy Easter. <BR> Please tell me what you think. I don't always stay within my caloric range, I eat what I want sometimes. I am still losing weight but its at a slow pace. I haven't started excerising yet,but I plan to. My reason for asking this is because I want to know if you think this is stinking thinking. <BR> OK, I see alot of people give up sugars,breads,meats and a host of other things. I don't plan to do this. I think you should enjoy food. I see people follow a... Sun, 31 Mar 2013 11:11:53 EST hello Getting ready to eat chicken breast cooked on George Foreman grill. I didn't bring anything else because I was going to go out at lunch and get salad but couldn't. Not to happy because I didn't prepare. Thu, 14 Mar 2013 13:25:11 EST Red Robin Yesterday I went out to eat, I had a burger from Red Robin. The calorie county was high,but it didn't bother so much because I had only eaten 460calories throughout the day. My only problem was that I had obsessed over the burger all day, the burger that was on my mind all day was much better than the one I actually Sat, 9 Mar 2013 09:50:32 EST new old jeans Hello, my last video blog had me in jeans that I could no longer fit. So this morning I looked into the closet and pulled out a pair of jeans that,still had the tags and had been in there for about two years. They had been in there that long because I had purchased them small. Well guess what? You guessed it, they fit. Yay!!Just thought I would share that with you. Fri, 8 Mar 2013 18:31:33 EST Weightloss 2 Wed, 6 Mar 2013 15:42:44 EST confused Good afternoon, I have been trying to upload pictures and videos to avail. Not sure what's going on, but anyway. Today I was suppose to start taebo and I was excited packed my clothes and mat,even tried to upload a vid. Well I just found out I can't take the class, when I asked about the scheduling they said you had to follow set days and times. My scheduled sometimes changes. I realize our new schedule comes out next week and guess what. I am on 4-12 so I will not be able to do it. So sad!!... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 13:30:50 EST mindless eating Today I notice for a few days I have been eating things that I really didn't crave. I had a donut today and I don't really know the reason behind it. Normally I could say I was craving it,I wanted it so I ate it.And that was OK for me. At least I had a reason why. Lately I can't say that. I need to know the reason behind it. Not liking how I am feeling. About this,when I know more I will post. Tue, 26 Feb 2013 20:42:55 EST Scale Oh how I love stepping on the scale and seeing those numbers decrease. I know that I shouldn't do it as often as I do but I enjoy it. I know that during the course of my day, my weight will fluctuate. These numbers make me smile anyway. The numbers only really count to me when they break into a lower 10. Ex 250 240 and so on. Don't get me wrong, I know the numbers game can be detrimental to some but its not to me. I also get pleasure in seeing my clothes start to sag. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 08:01:06 EST shift change Good morning spark friends <BR> <BR> Today I started working mornings again. I hope eating habits can adjust. This morning I was able to prepare my breakfast and lunch. I also packed my snacks, 2 oranges and a yogurt. I also have some healthy snacks in my draw just in case. Keep me in your prayers. Tue, 19 Feb 2013 09:15:34 EST Feb 13 2013 1st video blog 1st video blog Wed, 13 Feb 2013 04:59:36 EST yesterday Yesterday I worked overnight plus an additional 4hr ot .I had not planned on working extra so I had no food. I ate a fiber bar.While driving home I started craving an cheesesteak with french fries. I had only planned on eating half for lunch and half for dinner but that didnt work. I ate the whole sandwich in one sitting.Now I don't feel guilty and the sandwich was good but then I thought I shouldn't have eaten it. I should have ate a Danish instead.My brother brought over some Mac and che... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 09:29:44 EST not meeting calories What do I do if I have a difficult time meeting my calories. Sometimes I just can not meet them when I am eating properly. I become full off of all the food I am eating. If it is an issue I could get a hi calorie snack but I don't want to. So what am I to do? Tue, 5 Feb 2013 22:17:39 EST craving Good morning, <BR> Today I had a craving for a donut. As I was going to buy my coffee I debated with myself,should I or should I not.Well I am happy to say I didn't purchase the donut. Instead I went home and made french toast and turkey sausage. it satisfied my craving for something sweet using ingredients that I already eat in the morning. My breakfast usually will go over my allotted calories but that's my favorite and best meal of the day. <BR> So with that being said, I am proud of mys... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 08:49:07 EST working nights I started working my rotation of 12-8am, Its been a little difficult eating. I haven't gone over my calorie s but I haven't tracked them as well as I do when I work days. My problem is I find that I am not hungry and I am making myself eat. I eat breakfast before I go to sleep and I tend to not eat until I go to work at midnight. PLEASE HELP!! Tue, 29 Jan 2013 17:01:00 EST grocery shopping This evening I went shopping. I planned on picking up 1 PC of fish which I did. I also was going to buy some more Smart Ones. I wanted the waffles and turkey sausage 270 cal they are on sale for 1.88 for one serving. Then I had an ah ha moment. 1 box of Aunt Jermima blueberry waffle 1.99 10 pcs. 2 PC's=170cal so 5 servings. .39cents a serving. Sausage 10 in box for 1.19 3links per serving at .35$ a serving total for meal total .75$. I rounded up. Anyway I put each portion in a plastic bag. N... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 20:37:53 EST food Good afternoon. I have been using Smart Ones and Lean Cuisine as my meals of choice. I know they contain alot of sodium but right now its easier. As I get accustomed to the potion sizes and have more time to plan, I will incorporate regular food. I find that its best if I go this route. If I don't plan,I find that I will grab fast food more often. So far I have been staying within my calorie limits. Today I will cook a piece of fish and eat a bag of pictsweet frozen vegetables. <em>244</em... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 12:51:06 EST home today I was home today and I am proud to annonce that I stayed within my calorie count. My Honey is also on board now with my eating plan. I told him and my son that this is what I am doing so if they wish something else, they would have to get it Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:16:57 EST made a mistake Was on track with my calories until I misread a label Read the servining size wrong so I went over by 241 Cal. I started to throw so of the food away but then I wouldn't know how much I ate,but when I became full I gave the rest to my dogs Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:35:31 EST I am back Really, How many times can a person say that? I am going to try this again. I went to the drs again and it is now just hitting home how really sick i am. I cant believe a person could be in denial for 12yrs, but guess what? Thats me! I have to take my health serious or i wont be around. I believe I had the best progress when I used sparks and so I am going to try to stick to it this time!!!!!! I love my sparks family Wed, 12 Dec 2012 11:44:35 EST test result I had a Celiac Disease panel done. Results Iga, serum is 545 which is a little hi nornmal 81-463. So tell me what does this mean. I have had anemia for over 20yrs. My vit d is always low Tue, 25 Sep 2012 08:09:10 EST Endocoscopy and Colonoscopy Yesterday I had an endoscopy and colonoscopy. The procedure went well . I have diverticulosis, and she biopsied 4 places to try to determined why I am anemic. Well we will have to wait for the results to come back. Wed, 12 Sep 2012 18:44:38 EST Been gone too long. Hello everyone. Its been such a long time. I miss you all. My life has been crazy these last couple of months but I am back ,again. I weighed myself this morning and I am 271.7lb <BR> . Hope i can stay for a while. Wed, 5 Sep 2012 17:32:01 EST water weight I know I felt swollen but to go from 284 to 274.3 in two days is alot. But I don't feel tight any more so maybe it's correct. I will weigh myself in a few days. Sat, 14 Apr 2012 17:37:18 EST Hello Hello everyone I have been gone for a little while I wish I could say that I continued to make progress but I didn't. I had my medication changed and it caused me to eat instead of suppressing my appetite,also the Blood pressure Med causes me to retain water. Although I take a water pill it still doesn't get rid of all of the edema. My Dr has now tried another Med and I think it is better because my glucose levels are now within a decent range. OK I have brought me a tablet so I can sta... Thu, 12 Apr 2012 12:00:35 EST Monday Monday my honey and i are going to get back on track. We are going to my a effort to stay within our caloric range. I have a range he really doesn't. He just eats better because i do. I will try to get a 10 min of workout in. I am going to be painting my livingroom and sheetrocking a wall but I don't think 10 min will be hard. Sun, 19 Feb 2012 22:54:39 EST What has happened I am not a slacker anymore. I have officially fallen off the cliff. I am trying my hardest to climb back up. Once my daughter had the babies and I started slacking , I have not been able to stop. I also started a new med not sure that's helping the problem, had a cold and now i don't want water as much as use to. Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<BR>!!!!!!!!!!! Wed, 15 Feb 2012 16:12:29 EST Slacking Hello everyone. Hope you enjoy the Superball. Well every since my daughter had the twins and I was sick,I have been slacking. I have not followed my plan as closely as i use to. i have not been able to drink my eight glasses water. Water just doesn't taste as good. I started a new med on the same day as my daughter had the twins, the Dr said it should take my appetite but it didn't it makes me hungry . I don't know if i am just reacting to the nasty taste i get when I take it. It also stinks.... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 13:08:57 EST zumba Just finished doing zumba with my grandson. Not great with the moves but at least it had me moving. Fri, 27 Jan 2012 18:53:01 EST Down two lbs Well I weighed myself today and was shocked that I down 2lbs. last week I eat whatever I wanted. This week have have my monthly so it was a big surprise I lost. <BR> <BR> I really dont have much else to say other than i am glad to be back on track. its hard drinking the water and eating because i am sick and everything taste nasty. This just started yesterday. Hopefully i will be able to enjoy my food soon. <BR> <BR> The twins are doing great . I haven't been able to hold them , and I only ... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 16:42:41 EST I am back Sorry to all my sparkfriends and team mates. I have been missing for the last week. I had no computer access and also my daughter had the twins. This past week has been hectic for me. My eating and emothions have been all over the place. I miss coming to the page for support. I realize this site really plays a role in keeping me on track. <BR> <BR> I wont be on long today because i now have a cold and I am leaving work early. I havent had a cold in ages so its taking its toll on me. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 11:04:32 EST Thank God Thank God I know that I am not perfect and this I am making a lifestyle change. If I thought otherwise i would have certainly set myself for failure. I am glad that I use Sparkpeople as a learning tool. It helps provide insight into some of my behaviors. Sometimes I can look back at my calorie tracker and tell how i was feeling that day. I cant stress this enough. If I don't have my water I am lost <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> This week the Dr has changed all my meds. I am now taking ... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 17:11:15 EST Birthday Today my granchildren will be born. <BR> <BR> I went to the Drs yesterday and I weighed 275 but what surprised memost is that my last visit in Oct I weighed 291 for a total of 16lbs Fri, 6 Jan 2012 12:20:49 EST Gone I will be back in two you sparkers Wed, 4 Jan 2012 00:00:20 EST Hot dog All things are not created equally. Today was running around food shopping and I went to Costco. I hadn't eaten anything , so i decided a beef hot dog was not going to hurt me. I mean I have had hot dogs before that I tracked and the calories weren't that bad( 180 cal). I could handle that and do better the rest of the day. I came to work and looked up kirkland beef hot dog and bun, well I was stunned 1hot dog was 460 cal and the bun was 100 cal for a grand total of 560 cal. I WILL NOT EAT ... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 21:37:35 EST It is okay It is okay that I am far from perfect <BR> It is okay to love myself just as I am <BR> It is okay if I sometimes go over my calories <BR> Its okay if I can't stand my kids sometimes <BR> It is okay <BR> It is okay <BR> It is okay <BR> It is okay <BR> It is okay <BR> <BR> I feel better now . <BR> <BR> P.S I can't stand my 19yr and 17 yr old sons right now. Love them to death but this is a new year and a new me.. I will Love Myself 1st then them. <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Jan 2012 07:38:35 EST