SMYLEERED's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SMYLEERED SMYLEERED'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/ Are You A Frequent Scale-Weigher? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834564 I mean do you weigh yourself every single day? Don't you get disgusted or upset if you gain even an ounce? I do, that's why I hesitate to weigh myself. My visits to the doctor's office are enough for me. <BR> <BR> Here's some great advice from Jillian Michaels. Thought I'd share it with you all. <BR> <BR> <link>www.everydayhealth.com/weight/jillia<BR>n-michaels-best-way-to-weigh-yourself.<BR>aspx?pos=1&xid=nl_EverydayHealthWomens<BR>Health_20141217 </link> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em>... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:22:03 EST Temporary Setback http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834108 Because of something called burning mouth/tongue I had to go on a BRAT type diet for awhile until my blood work results are in for a possible B-12 deficiency. I was on Nexium for close to 2 months, they weren't doing a thing for the burning mouth. I will be taking Clotrimazole for 10 days and have a follow-up with the doctor. <BR> <BR> Life goes on so do I. <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 21:01:29 EST Eat Your Heart Out For The Holidays!!! NO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830506 I followed my food plan today, the same one I had for Monday because yesterday I fell off the wagon. I wasn't even thinking to try tapping- duh! <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> So today I was busy, that's the secret, keep busy. There's no reason to overeat especially when you aren't hungry. So why do it? Looking inside to find the answers helps but the reasons are well hidden from view. Maybe it will take forever to figure it out. It could be anxiety about the preparations for yet ano... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 21:48:03 EST All Is Well -- Yeah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828324 <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> The food plan is successful. I do it in SP first then I send it in e-mail to my sponsor. I have 3 days of abstinence. Still having a hard time trying to avoid my husband's goodies, but I did it. God sees that I am making a real effort for recovery from this awful disease. He's been helping I know because I have no willpower at all. <BR> <BR> Today - one day at a time til tomorrow. <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 5 Dec 2014 21:40:54 EST Day #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826945 On the food plan, with a new sponsor, I am beginning over again, hopefully with the blessing of God I will be abstinent. That is my goal -- to follow the food plan and refrain from sugary foods that trigger a binge. <BR> <BR> Pray with me to get through this day. I admit I have no will power and I rely on God who has all power. <BR> <BR> Have a great and successful day! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>243</em> Wed, 3 Dec 2014 11:11:23 EST SP Has A Plan To End Sugar Addiction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826446 c <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1663 </link> <BR> <BR> I guess if you do the work, it will work for you. That is my downfall with all the programs I begin and never follow through with. <BR> <BR> I know and admit I am an addict when it comes to sugary stuff. Not all kinds of food make me want to eat too much, it's only sugar products. What the heck is wrong with that? Wonder how or why I got to be this way? Anybody have any suggestions or answers?... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 14:16:34 EST Compulsive Eaters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823259 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l22881635.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:31:44 EST Happy Thanksgiving -- A Reminder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823020 A friend in Face Book posted this about addiction, I guess it was about drugs but it can be applied to food addiction also, see what you think --------> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>dangerousminds.net/comments/short_an<BR>imation_describes_what_drug_addiction_<BR>is_like#disqus_thread </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> A perfect time to remind myself and everyone here not to go overboard on the food for Thanksgiving. Easy on the fatty, sugary stuff. If you pray at the table, ask your God to make one he... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:11:25 EST Urge For Chocolate -- GONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818967 <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> What a wonderful way to stop a craving....I just released a desire for chocolates....it really works, it really works. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6YML<BR>bvd61Cg </link> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 13:38:47 EST Thanksgiving Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818779 Thanksgiving can be one of the highest calorie intake days of the year --- if you let it. Don't let it throw you off balance. Stick to following your food plan. <BR> <BR> I found this great article in Spark to help -- <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1238 </link> <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> <em>429</em> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 08:12:08 EST Food Plan On Schedule and Tapping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818625 <em>43</em> <BR> I've been keeping to my food plan, eating less sugar, Yay! <BR> <BR> I had a book on the bookcase that I never quite finished, "Stop Eating Your Heart Out" by Meryl Hershey Beck, MA, MEd., LPCC. I decided to read it again, especially the section on EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique). As an emotional eater, it isn't unusual to reach for food whenever I have big feelings. It never made sense to eat even if I wasn't hungry but I did anyway. I am learning that besides using... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 23:34:43 EST SUGAR -- Bad Stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816994 There must be some way to end a sugar addiction. I know personally there is no EASY way. I've been trying but not hard enough. <BR> <BR> First I have to rid the house of all the foods that I "live" on that have added sugar. That would be: pastries, candies, granola bars, jelly, marshmallow. Even some yogurts have way too much sugar. <BR> <BR> OK -- Pick 5 things that have lots of sugar that I love to eat. Those are the things to eliminate from my daily foods. <BR> <BR> Make sure ... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 22:54:17 EST It's Really Hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790494 <em>24</em> <BR> I ought to confess and pour my heart out about all the things I ate today that weren't in my plan, but that won't make me stop. Only I can do that, with God's direction. I am weak. I am addicted. Need I say more? Wed, 1 Oct 2014 14:30:50 EST I Tried http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789314 I really did but come 2 PM I got antsy and went for a couple cookies....tsk tsk. I definitely have a sugar addiction, already aware of that. I followed the rest of my food choices as chosen. <BR> <BR> Having a regular planned menu for my three meals plus a PM snack gave me the desire to keep trying. I have to continue with this program. One day down, forever to go. Mon, 29 Sep 2014 20:24:48 EST Need A Big Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788616 I am being plagued with health issues. I truly need a 100% turnaround soon. Being away from SP doesn't help either. My loss. I tracked my food for tomorrow, that is one foot forward. <BR> <BR> I am doing something drastically wrong....gained some weight, eat less veggies and fruits, and too much sugary stuff. That has to change now. <BR> <BR> Hoping for some grace from above to make this journey. Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:20:34 EST Getting Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689259 It's good to be here where everyone is so supportive. Thank you to those who take time to comment here and on my SP page. It means a lot to me. <BR> <BR> Today's food was better than yesterday. Monday went to a meeting, did service, talked to another member on the phone, and put my food in the SP tracker. I am doing the best I can to keep aiming for abstinence and recovery. It will come! <BR> <BR> Hope you have a terrific evening and a nice day tomorrow. <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR>... Tue, 6 May 2014 21:11:32 EST On the road to recovery -- again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688479 It's been a while since I posted anything in SP. I admit turning to food as a last resort when I felt stressed out, which isn't the way to go. I've been attending my meetings thank God for that and I started reading the literature again. I fall by the wayside every so often. I am not abstinent, but each day is a new journey to recovery. I need to do that very badly. My husband had hand surgery recently. Food doesn't help him or me but sometimes I think that's the answer. Not! <BR> <... Mon, 5 May 2014 22:49:09 EST Happy Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675170 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l382903634.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wishing all my SP friends and their families a beautiful, holy and blessed Easter. Fri, 18 Apr 2014 15:02:53 EST Sniff Sniff--Smell the flowers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651684 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l676079684.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am so waiting for Spring to arrive. Even if it snows tomorrow (it better not), I will still celebrate the beginning of the season we are all waiting for. <BR> <BR> Hope your day is fulfilling and that your plans for tomorrow include appreciating the new season. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 15:32:26 EST Have a Happy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650382 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1547370139.jpg"> <BR> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 23:26:17 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648633 <BR> Got up late this morning.....ahhhhh good to sleep longer once in a while. Went to confession before 4 PM Mass, then to visit MIL. Had Hungarian goulash on rice with a salad and coffee for dinner at our favorite restaurant....yum it was sooo good even brought home half of it for tomorrow's lunch. <BR> <BR> That's all for my exciting day. Hope you had a lovely day! Sat, 15 Mar 2014 19:30:20 EST Eat Just Enough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648008 A whole week went by and here it is Friday, beginning of the weekend. A good thing to remember is don't stuff yourself with food other than what's on your food plan. And don't forget you only want to keep yourself alive and your body healthy. Anything over that is unnecessary. <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1166910765.jpg"> Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:47:39 EST Weak but determined! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644448 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l448393935.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Monday rolls around quickly after a nice weekend. It's time to get serious about keeping with the program as if I haven't been up to now. I try very hard to stick with it and still manage to get on the wrong trail. That's past now, a new beginning starts with each morning. It's not easy if there's stuff that I shouldn't eat around the house. I must also be strong when I go to the store and avoid going near can... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:35:01 EST "Not this time" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642929 Thanks to a SP supporter who wrote in my blog yesterday for her comment and suggestion to never say never to food temptation and instead say "Not this time". I am giving that my all today. I have thought about candy already and the day is only halfway through. It's hard to believe for normal eaters I'm sure, but to those of us who have the disease, we can relate. <BR> <BR> I put my food in SP's tracker, and I want to stick to the menu!! The sun is shining brightly, I plan on going out. ... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 13:34:04 EST Candy won http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642540 Saturday I will begin my abstinence all over again at day 1 and counting. Temptation was too great. Candy is always the culprit. Beginning over again I will try harder to turn to God instead of sugar. <BR> <BR> Fri, 7 Mar 2014 23:39:22 EST Shovels Ready? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637631 Sunday morning, the sky is grey, the temperature is cold but not frigid....The quiet before the storm. Last night the weather report downsized the amount of snow we're getting to possibly 3-6 inches. The heavier stuff is moving southward toward Philly, Jersey and Delaware. Whatever we get is not welcome. Most of us are tired of being cooped up in the house, others dread the shoveling, kids like it cuz they have off from school. But they'll be making it up in June when they wish they could... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 11:59:34 EST Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635937 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l500953804.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ready, set, gooooooo. A brand new day, a brand new challenge. Whatever happened yesterday forget it. I am learning to commit myself to doing the best I can. Starting out with a morning ritual to give my life special meaning, a real purpose to be positive. <BR> <BR> I start out with a prayer* thanking God, my protector, for all the good things in my life, and asking for help with anything that is beyond... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:05:26 EST Huh? What'd you Say? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635657 I cancelled the apt I had with the family doctor Monday 3-3-14 because I heard we're in for a winter storm....oh really, what's that? I am so sick of hearing those words, it's enough to make me want to go and eat everything in sight...but I didn't. Maybe back in the day I would have, but I think I'm getting my emotions pretty much under control. I pray a lot in my weak moments. <BR> <BR> Back to the doctor, I've had a blocked right ear for almost 3 weeks during the bout with sinusitis. ... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:07:16 EST Walked 1.05 Miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633812 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l16525411.jpg"> <BR> Isn't he a cutie? LOL Wish he was really mine. <BR> <BR> <BR> Besides being my 7th day of no added sugary goop in my food plan, my husband took me out in this utterly cold weather and we walked Wegman's entire store. We came home with lots of goodies....no, not that kind. It was boneless chicken breast, ground 80-20 beef, a big bag of oranges, roasted almonds, no fat milk, greek yogurt. <BR> <BR> I couldn't believ... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:57:54 EST ~~Sugar-Free Day 6~~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632916 I am praising God, I have gone through another day, 6 in all, free of any added sugar like candy or goodies. I happily refuse all addictive foods that are not good for my health and body. I could never have done it on my own. <BR> <BR> ..I made a list (again) of all the foods that cause me to go off my program. <BR> ..I strive to keep any of those foods out of the house. <BR> ..I began journaling again. <BR> ..I am tracking my foods here in SparkPlace . <BR> ..I increased the fruits and ... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 21:45:42 EST Monday Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632537 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/assets/quote_ima<BR>ges/loveyourbody.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> Looking forward to a great day! Join me friends, you owe it to yourself. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:49:23 EST Peaceful Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631981 Another 2 days without candy or sweets, that brings me to 5 days abstinent. Amen. <BR> <BR> I have been tracking food as I said I would and noticed that I am eating more vegetables and fruits than I was before. That seems to be working out well for me. It is healthier than chocolates, maybe not as palatable, but lower in calories. Better choices have left me happier and more peaceful about a lot of things. And, mind you, it's only 5 days just think what 10 days will bring. Not wanting t... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 21:59:51 EST No Sugar - Phew http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630079 Day 3 without sugar. Chocolate candy is my weakness. None in the house that I know of - my husband keeps his stash hidden from me. He has no problem eating just one piece and forgetting about it. Not me, it calls to me like a ghost in the night and you know what happens if you eat just one. The END of recovery. It's so easy to give in. With this disease you cannot rely on willpower because we have none. We have tools in OA -- and need to use them even if it's midnight. It's a lot better than ... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 11:53:32 EST Blessed Be This Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629638 The day was filled with A pluses -- I feel happy, healthy, and hopeful. It's my 2nd day of no sugar. My main goal for recovery is to refrain from added sugars and sweets in my daily life. I think recording my foods here in SP the night before (I did tomorrow's already) has been instrumental in my abstaining from sugars. I am cautious of what I put in my mouth, and have been eating mostly turkey for dinner and chicken with lots of vegetables. I can't say for sure what's keeping me from bi... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:03:14 EST The Sun Is Beautiful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626600 It's so nice to see the sun shining brightly. Snow in my neighborhood is piled everywhere. Our backyard is getting as high as the fence (that's where my dear husband takes it in the garbage can from the front of the house). We have no place to put the snow except in the backyard. It's a chore for him. <BR> <BR> 10 days have gone by since I started the antibiotics for a sinus infection/inner ear inflammation. Took the last caps yesterday morning. I feel almost the same as I did when... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 16:01:28 EST I Am Not Alone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620469 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l424421456.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Right here in SP is a great place to share my food with all my friends. I will be truthful with the food plan I cannot fool myself so why try? It takes long for me to do it in the tracker but it is more accurate and gives all the nutritional values...I just made another big decision...the tracker it will be. <BR> <BR> So, from now on, you can all check to see if I'm doing okay. I will post the foods I intend ... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:38:30 EST Food Planning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620458 Did some exercises, mopped the kitchen floor, called a friend, now I'm ready for lunch. What to have is the question? <BR> <BR> I used to plan my menus on the day prior to the actual day and give it to my sponsor. I don't have a sponsor now so I just wing it, but that's not always a good idea. I really need to be better at following a stricter food plan. Maybe it would be more effective doing my planning right here in my blog. <BR> <BR> Settled! I will do that! Why didn't I thin... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:28:05 EST Thinking Spring : ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618864 The icy streets are pretty bad here. The only thing to do, I reluctantly admit, is to grin and bear it. Still trying to follow my food plan. It's a bit easier because I haven't been able to go shopping with all the icy pavements and streets. God is on my side! <BR> <BR> How are you doing - food and health-wise? <BR> <BR> Keep your chin up, thinking Spring will help. Sat, 8 Feb 2014 18:35:03 EST February Blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614463 Today was like many other days before this -- SNOWY!!!! I am totally sick of seeing it. <BR> <BR> Now now keep calm the animal who predicts the weather for the rest of the days before spring told us we are getting more of the same ---- the poor groundhog saw his shadow. No kidding, we're having more of this awful weather. Winter is not yet over...drat! <BR> <BR> Food is going pretty good, had Caesar's pizza this past Saturday. It was so good. I'm not giving everything up....that only... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 22:12:23 EST Happy Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604265 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1758166673.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The food plan is going along as well as it can considering being stuck in the house for days with this frigid weather and snow hanging around and more on the way, drat! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is doing well. Just keep up the good work, it always pays in the end. Fri, 24 Jan 2014 10:27:47 EST A Snow Bird Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601576 The snow came around 8 a.m. and it hasn't stopped yet. The temperatures and wind chill are well below zero. <BR> <BR> Food today was so-so, maybe because of the weather, I really don't know. I found myself grazing for more food than my regular meals. I tried to keep it low cal, but that's not the program. I needed to divert my attention so I went outside on the back porch all bundled up with ice creepers on my boots and did a little shoveling. I got some taco chips that were outdated,... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 19:04:07 EST New Stockings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598041 I am lucky to be getting 2 pairs of compression stockings next week some time after the paperwork is completed. I was measured and chose two different colors. The Medical supplemental insurance plan I have allows 4 pairs per year, not 100% paid. Talking to the sales rep, I found out how many items they provide that are being ended due to provisions in the new government healthcare law. It's pathetic. Stuff like hospital beds, wheelchairs, oxygen tanks just to name a few. Customers will... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 13:30:19 EST Need To Make Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5596036 The doctor prescribed new compression stockings, the ones I have lost their elasticity. Also wear the brace for my left hand - carpal tunnel. I had no idea the numbness was that. With edema I must stay away from sodium, wear my stockings and elevate the legs whenever necessary. I gained 3 pounds. He wants me to take that off and more when I see him again in March. <BR> <BR> I have to make a couple changes in my lifestyle, and I will do whatever I can to make things better. <BR> <BR> Phew... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 14:37:17 EST Finally Made A Decision..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594669 ......to see the family doctor about the swelling in my legs and tingling in my hands. I am afraid but I think it's best to track down the cause. Tomorrow will tell what's happening. <BR> <BR> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:43:25 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594028 <BR> How was your day? Mine was pretty good. Walked -- but overdid it, over 2,000 steps. I haven't been walking that much. The upper part of my leg above the knee was numb and swollen. I'm icing it now. <BR> <BR> Food was good today. <BR> <BR> Good night fellow SP friends. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:09:58 EST Beautiful Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591788 No problems to write about! Yay! Surprised me also. Going to Mass today with my DH meant so much, it really made all my troubles vanish! I must go more often. <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a wonderful day. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 23:22:17 EST Candy Called To Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589225 I slipped, but back on track the rest of the day hopefully. <BR> <BR> We got more snow -- drat! I am so sick of being cooped up with bad weather and swollen legs and bad knee. Pity party huh? I need to turn away from temptation and rely more on God's presence in my life. I will try harder. <BR> <BR> Take care SP friends. You mean a lot to me! <BR> <BR> <em>376</em> Wishing for Spring-like weather LOL! Fri, 10 Jan 2014 12:51:45 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588205 A sunny day at last, and not so cold. Left knee is annoying. Food plan going well, thank God. Onward we go. Hope everyone has a wonderful, Sparkful day! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Thu, 9 Jan 2014 14:26:12 EST Frigid Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585901 It's warm inside, I am no way going outside. The food plan is going well, the knee isn't. The day isn't over and I want to keep doing what I'm doing. Gotta read my OA literature, it helps me stay on track. <BR> <BR> Stay warm and have a great evening! <BR> <BR> <em>444</em> <em>26</em> Tue, 7 Jan 2014 16:56:31 EST Rain Rain Go Away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583752 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1587958553.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> The 3 Kings Sunday ----- What an ugly day it was. Sleet then rain, yuk. I watched the Mass on TV. <BR> <BR> As far as food, I ate three basically balanced meals, no snacks and no sweets. Another day to thank the Lord. Giving up extra food is not my plan alone, it's His plan for me I believe. Instead of wasting time overeating, it's amazing how cutting down on unnecessary food gives me more energy t... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 00:21:45 EST