SNOOKUMS19's SparkPeople Blog SNOOKUMS19's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community So not so good yet... I was doing so well today. Yogurt with berries for breakfast, cottage cheese with salad for lunch and a small piece of chicken parm with broccoli for dinner....then I remembered the chocolates....ugh. My sister in law made them for the party and left them all HERE!!!! ugh. So they weren't sent to work with Joe. :-( So I have to figure out points for all of that.... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 18:28:53 EST Now life will officially get back to normal!!!! We had my inlaws 50th wedding Anniversary party at our house yesterday. 70 people! Lots of swimming, singing, dancing...and EATING! It wasn't to bad for me because hosting a party makes eating almost impossible. Drinking as well...nobody likes a drunk hostess ;-). So today is back to healthy eating. Joe brought all of the leftover cake and desserts to work. Better them than me...:-). I have plenty of fruit and veggies in the house until I get to the market to shop some more. Even th... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 08:35:47 EST Happy Birthday to me! Yesterday was my birthday! It was a very nice day but the food choices were crazy! 6 chicken wings for lunch...shared cheesecake for dessert....6 chicken wings for glass of wine...Wow! Very fun though. Back to healthy life! I'm hitting Zumba tonight. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:32:36 EST Not too bad.... I actually lost .4 pounds this week. Wow! I wasn't expecting that. I do know that I need to be accountable for everything I eat. I will work on getting back to basics this week. My birthday is tomorrow and we have this party Sunday so it may be a struggle but I am ready. I'm going to Zumba soon so that will be good. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 16:48:43 EST Going to meeting Thank the Lord! I am pretty out of control....I need some accountability. I'm not feeling strong or together. I have a 50th Anniversary party at my house this Sunday. I am so stressed. That does not help my emotional eating. Ugh. So I am blogging it out. I am getting the rest of my groceries in the house that I need for healthy eating. I am starting my birthday week with healthy thoughts and actions. I am going to Zumba tonight. I am working and planting in the yard today. breathe... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 08:57:38 EST Saturday Bad day.....Bad few days!!!! Starting back to basics tomorrow. Definitely! Sat, 16 Aug 2014 20:09:08 EST Tuesday Feeling bad. Feeling off. The death of Robin Williams is hitting me. So sad. It makes me think about depression. How awful this is. It keeps a human a prisoner in their body and mind. It's hard to see on the outside. No symptoms that can be viewed by others. But inside the turmoil.... I will drink water today. I will take vitamins. I will work on me. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:04:34 EST Sunday Another not so great day. I'm feeling defeated lately. I'm getting stressed about a family party. I'm feeling stressed about Adam starting college. I'm feeling not in control of my eating. I weigh in tomorrow so that should put things in perspective one way or another. We were supposed to go to NYC today but unfortunately our plans changed. So I'm trying to wrap my brain around the day. I didn't get any exercise in this week...ugh. That will mess with my mind...and body. I will be ... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 08:48:09 EST blog 2 I'm feeling yuck. The weather is very ominous and dreary over here. I'm trying to be very good here with the food. I'll make a cup of tea. That will help. I have a busy night ahead of me but not until 6:45. So I have 2 hours of distracting myself. We have a lot of errand to run tomorrow so I should be happy to rest while I can. Thu, 7 Aug 2014 16:49:23 EST Trying something new I'm moving from counting points to Simply Filling on Weight Watchers. I need the feeling of volume and fullness lately. I will give this a go and see how I do. I had my 2nd day of work today! A little more stressful but that is ok. I am ready to be done with training really. I just want to get to it! I'm thrilled to have a job to start when the school year begins! Yay! Thu, 7 Aug 2014 13:34:50 EST doing better I was supposed to go to training tonight but the computers are down...So at least I can rest up for the night. Food choices not great but still on track with points. So I will rest up and eat healthy tonight. I did get quite a bit done today. So that is good. I will get some more done tonight. Tue, 5 Aug 2014 16:33:52 EST feeling yuck exhausted this morning. Not the way to start the day. I have things to get accomplished today. Just feeling so tired. Food was not good last night. Starting over today. I will drink lots of water to flush out all of the salt from last nights dinner. tired tired tired <BR> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 09:29:23 EST Feeling good I went to a family friend get together and I was thrilled! They have 4 daughters all around my age and all tall in shape and pretty. We all grew up together and I always felt...let's say...not as pretty. Well yesterday I felt awesome! I could tell the sister who is the most conscious of her appearance looking awkwardly at me...:-)..That is a good thing...:-). It was awesome to hold my own with them for an entire afternoon. Huge Score!!!! Mon, 4 Aug 2014 15:41:53 EST Yay! Down 1.4 pounds! What a score! Especially after being away for 3 days! So today is a good day! We went to the movies yesterday to see Guardians of the Galaxy! It was so fun!!! Loved it! Mon, 4 Aug 2014 11:45:13 EST home I'm so happy to be home! Josh and I went to 2 drum corp cometitions with my parents. Rutegers and the next day Allentown Pennsylvania. So a lot of driving and not so great food options but it could have been much worse. We are headed to a family friends party today. That will be nice. Hope my Sparkies are well. Sat, 2 Aug 2014 12:42:28 EST Light at the end of the tunnel... Adam is pretty much moved!!!! Yay! He is very happy with his new freedom. We are working on Josh's room now. Progress!!! My stomach is much better. Note to self...Don't run out of stomach medicine!!! Ever again!!! Drinking my water and heading to a Zumba class tonight. The weather is so gorgeous here today! Thank God!!! Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:43:30 EST Tuesday Long day. I have so much to do. Ugh. We are in the middle of changing 3 different rooms! Adam is moving to the basement, Josh is moving to Adam's room and Josh's room will be his percussion room!!!! OMG! My brain is going to blow! Our house is trashed!!!!! Trying to breathe through it. Drinking water, eating pretty good. Say a prayer for me.... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 18:15:13 EST today is a new day Feeling better. Feeling stronger. I went to my WW meeting this morning. That always helps. I went grocery shopping and made yummy turkey meatballs for dinner. I also used that Veggetti. It makes Zuchinni into noodles and it was yum! I sautéed them up and it worked great as healthy pasta substitute. I went to Zumba despite myself and I'm feeling pretty good. I have my stomach medicine so I should feel better each day. Thanks for being here Sparkies! Mon, 28 Jul 2014 20:35:34 EST Keep checking in I'll just keep blogging until the feeling passes. Ugh. I don't want to eat but I just feel bad. I had an upset stomach earlier today. So that didn't help. I waited to long to refill the prescription. So my stomach was a mess last night. I got the medicine this morning but it was too late for my stomach . Oh well...ugh. I'm drinking my chamomile tea. So that should help. Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:15:50 EST All out Binge First one since I started WW in November. Yuck. I feel awful. Just sick. I know the variables that brought this on. No food in the house, my inlays stopped by, I saw a friend I haven't seen in a while that for no reason of her own I feel very inferior to...oh and I am PMSing like crazy. Like crazy! I made myself a cup of tea. That should help. I had half a bag of Doritos, some chips, pretzels with Nutella and peanut butter and a bagel with healthy butter. ugh. that is a lot !!!! W... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:01:58 EST Thursday Tired today. I actually took a nap! I never do that! I am also starving today! I haven't felt this hungry in a while. We also don't have all of the groceries we should have in. We are shopping for food tomorrow. I've made pretty good choices for food even though I'm so hungry. That is good. Hope my Sparkies are doing well. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:06:35 EST Feeling better there is nothing a little Zumba can't help! :-) I got an email back from one of the managers. I will send out some paperwork to her and things should be back on track. So that is good. Josh is away at Boy Scout camp. We are headed there tonight for a parent dinner. I'm happy that he is having a good time. He deserves it. He works so hard in life. Camping is such a good get away from everything. Adam and I will run some errands for college stuff and he will work on thank you notes f... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 12:39:21 EST Wednesday Blogging. I definitely messed up my paperwork for the new job...ugh...Feeling kinda inadequate...working on it over here. I'm heading out to Zumba Toning. That should help. FYI I went to training yesterday in a new size 4 skirt and cute blouse! Yay! So I may have felt quite afraid but I looked awfully cute!!!! Yay! Score!!! Hope my Sparkies have a great day! Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:13:12 EST It's been a while I haven't blogged in a while. So here I am. Adam graduation party went well. I just can't believe he is a high school graduate! It's been a bit emotional to say the least. I'm still wrapping my brain around it. I start my training with Weight Watchers tomorrow! I'm exited about that. Food has been ok. A lot of eating out and parties. I'm adjusting but it's messing with my brain a little. I'm glad I'm back to regular eating today. I have a lot of cleaning up to do around here. Zum... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 11:39:09 EST Thursday Feeling good! Now officially lost 32 pounds. Yay! I finished the paperwork for my Weight Watchers job! So thats good. I should start truing soon. We are having a 4th of July party here tomorrow. That should be pretty quiet and good. Hubby has Saturday and Sunday off this weekend! Woo Hoo! We will work on the food and paper products for Adam's graduation party for next weekend. I'm actually getting excited about that now! Adam is working tonight. We are hanging out watching movies... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 22:00:08 EST Thank the Lord Graduation over! Yay! It had it's trials but Adam was very happy! Food has actually gone pretty well considering. Today we went to a friends graduation party. It went well but I think I said something that may have offended someone...ugh...It's not something I should really bring up to him but I feel a bit bad. The hubby thinks he was probably so drunk that he didn't notice...but ..not sure. He will be at Adam's graduation party so that should be interesting. We went out with friends ... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 18:01:58 EST stressed out day Mom called this morning to see if I would go with her to the dr. this morning because she was worried that she was having a heart attack. She wasn't she had fallen on Saturday and the dr. thinks she was having pain from that. They did an EKG and it came back normal and she got an X-ray to check her neck and back from the fall. So a tough morning. I have some errands to run and hopefully get to Zumba tonight. Stressing about food and invitations for Adam's graduation party....ugh. I'm no... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 13:55:08 EST I got the job! Yay! I'm officially a receptionist for Weight Watchers! Yay! Now for the paperwork...ugh. I've very happy about all of this! Adam graduates one week from today!!!! Wow!!!! I just can't believe it all. So much. I"m getting my exercise in. So that is good. My food has been not so good this weekend. Ugh. Yesterday was my 22 wedding anniversary. :-) So we went out for lunch and later dinner...and later drinks. So there is that. Thursday night we went out to see a friend play in h... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 17:43:48 EST Good Morning My interview went well. That is good. Now I will wait to hear. Today is busy. I have to get the dog to the groom and get to the dermatologist. I have Zumba Toning at 6:30. I'd like to get some gardening done too. Adam is officially done with high school. His last exam was yesterday. Wow! I'm so emotional over here. It's a lot. I'm not eating my feeling sooooo....I just have to feel them. Not as fun..:-( but much better for me. I know that once I feel it I won't be feeling guilt... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 07:12:35 EST Saturday Feeling ugh today. Tomorrow is Fathers Day so I have to get over this blah feeling. We are having breakfast with both dads. That is good. We are going to the movies with the boys. That will be nice. I'm trying to give myself a moment. I'm very hungry. Ugh. The boys are busy tonight. Adam's working and Josh is helping a friend studying for finals. Food has been good today. Despite myself. Sat, 14 Jun 2014 16:53:06 EST .6 down So I'm back to my number! Woo Hoo! Very Happy! I'm feeling very lean. I am thankful. I have to get Adam's graduation invitations made tomorrow! Chinese for dinner. Yum. What a beautiful weekend here. I went to Zumba tonight! Yay! Life is good! Mon, 9 Jun 2014 21:25:52 EST feeling down I'm so happy I can come to Spark when I'm feeling this way. I am not one to put my emotions on Facebook. No excuse really for the mood. A lot going on here I guess. That could be it. Adams last high school concert is tonight. The boys are both in it. I'm going to Zumba toning this morning. I have a haircut this afternoon. That is good. I have been good with food but I feel the desire to binge. I know its PMS stuff. Ugh. Adding more because its better than binging....I'm dressed a... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 09:03:19 EST .6 up Not bad at all considering my monthly cycle so messed up. My online interview went really well! I have a meeting with the new area manager on the June 16th! Yay! We are getting a lot done around here. Score! I prepped my fridge with lots of cut up produce for yummy summer salads! Woo Hoo! I have found the love of flavored vinegars! Yum! We have Grapefruit flavored balsamic vinegar...Wow! Mon, 2 Jun 2014 14:09:30 EST Change up day. I've already changed 2 plans for the day. Oh well. I am going to go to a Zumba fundraiser with Adam today. That should be fun. We are also going to see X Men 2 tonight. I'm concerned about weighing in tomorrow. Food choices and continuous pmsing will probably show on the scale. Ugh. I'm looking forward to normal eating tomorrow. Two hours of dancing should help. We are getting a lot done today. That is good. Sun, 1 Jun 2014 08:59:28 EST We will see... A bit nervous. I have a phone interview with WW today. Wow! I'm sure it will go well but nervous. I'm waiting until tomorrow for my WW meeting. My stomach is still recuperating from the weekend and one more day of healthy eating should do it. I have a lot to get done around here so I will work on that. I went to a wake last night for a 57 year old. It was so sad. It was a freak boating accident and to see his wife and young adult children....just awful. So I'm struggling with my moo... Wed, 28 May 2014 08:52:39 EST Holiday weekend done... Back to healthy normal eating....Thank the Lord!!!! The boys are home and back in school. Yay! Today is running some errands. My stomach is a mess but whatever....I have to get things done here. Taking a moment. I haven't gone to a WW meeting yet this week. I'm such a routine person so it is messing with me a bit. I'm going tomorrow morning so that will help. Tue, 27 May 2014 10:36:15 EST Another holiday I got through the Christmas holidays so well. This holiday weekend is hard for some reason. Maybe its because the boys are away. My stomach is off but it could be because of my food choices. We seem to be going to restaurants that I love but don't really have many good options on the menu. Bummer. Today is a picnic at my sister inlaw's house. We will see. I am bringing a veggie plate and a fruit plate. So I will be prepared. Yesterday went ok with points but I still didn't love my c... Sun, 25 May 2014 08:34:50 EST feeling off Tummy isn't great. I'm not sure why but yuck. I've gotten not much done today. I went and did a little shopping. The boys are doing well on their little vacation. I would love to over eat today. I haven't but...Yesterday was tough for food choices. I did ok. Not great. This is a tough weekend with picnics and going out with friends. Sat, 24 May 2014 16:40:59 EST How weird is that? I'm at my perfect size and I feel anxious. Ugh. I know I am a week late in my is all perimenapausal and so annoying. So I want to eat bad and don't want to get anything accomplished here. I'm a mess. I am eating very healthy fruits and drinking a cup of coffee. The boys are leaving tomorrow for a school trip to Bush Gardens Virginia for 4 days! I'm so excited for them but I'm bummed out that they won't be around for the weekend. Adam graduating is taking its toll on me men... Wed, 21 May 2014 12:55:57 EST 30 and lifetime! Woo Hoo! Officially 30 pounds lost! I have maintained a healthy BMI for 6 weeks now and am Lifetimer for WW. Which means it is free for meetings and online tools from now on as long as I maintain within 2 pounds of that number! So happy! I am applying now for a position with Weight Watchers and am thrilled about it! A great way to start a Monday! Josh has a percussion performance tonight! Yay! I can't wait! He is just amazing! Adam had his senior prom on Friday night! He looked so ... Mon, 19 May 2014 11:51:14 EST Weigh in.... So it could have definitely been worse. Only up .8 pound and I am so PMSing that this number is a huge score. I am still in maintenance range and I will be a Lifetimer next week which means I can apply for a position with the company and get my meetings and membership for free!!!! Yay! Mother's Day was a bit hard this year. The boys are growing up and it's just different. I love them so. I will adjust. sigh...It is gorgeous here today! The weather is outstanding! I am going for a wa... Mon, 12 May 2014 11:41:18 EST ugh We had a party last night for my nephew and someone that I detest with everything in me was there. He brought his daughter who brings just as much drama and she is 15 years old! It was awful!!!!!!! I didn't over eat at all but today.....ugh today.....We went out for brunch and I just ate.... then we got chinese for dinner and I ate things I don't eat. I'm ready to now have an frozen yogurt cup with no sugar chocolate syrup and fat free cool whip. So that is better than it could be. I am... Sun, 11 May 2014 20:18:35 EST Saturday Stressed. My nephew is leaving for boot camp with the Navy next Wednesday. Tonight is his going away party. I am so sad that he will be leaving us. It's a 6 year program. I know it is probably best for him because he has quite a volatile situation in his family. So I want to eat a lot....bad....Tomorrow is Mother's Day and my mom pushed all my buttons today. All of them. So I am blogging. Just blogging. My stomach is a mess really. The party isn't for another two hours and I just u... Sat, 10 May 2014 17:13:52 EST Nice! Down another .8 pounds! Woo Hoo! Well in my goal range and feeling strong. I am getting over a stomach bug so resting on the couch now. I was asked today at my WW meeting if I would be interested in applying for a position with the company! Wow! Very excited! The timing is perfect! I need something new. I"m thrilled. I will apply tomorrow when I'm feeling better. Tough weekend but I got through it. Hope my Sparkies are feeling well. Mon, 5 May 2014 12:34:21 EST Success... I got so much done on my list since Monday! Score! I'm still working on whittling the list down but I'm happy with what I've done and not binging. I could have ate it out so many times this week. Thank God for my Sparkies and blogging. It really is making such a difference right now. Having the right foods in the house has made a huge difference. I am living on the fruit when I am having a moment...or two. I got to the dentist, emailed the photographer. I made some decisions with my ... Thu, 1 May 2014 08:38:09 EST Feeling inspired I went to my WW meeting and I lost 3.6 pounds! Wow!!!! So I am below goal by 2 pounds!!! A little room to play with us awesome! So I came home and made some calls and appointments that I needed to get done! Score! Feeling better and didn't binge! Thank the Lord for blogging and my Sparkies! Mon, 28 Apr 2014 11:42:56 EST Blogging it out... Feeling overwhelmed here today. Adam is graduating in June and there are many things between now and then. We have to hit the tuxedo rental place today to get him fitted for senior prom! Go to the florist to get flowers ordered for his date. We are making a quilt for him with pieces and pictures from all of the musicals he has been in. I have to book the photographer for family photos. Make reservations for Mother's Day brunch. Get to the dentist. Get Josh set up for physical therapy ... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 08:46:47 EST Up 1.6 Well not a total fail....I was away in California with the family for 10 days and then got home and had 20 people in my house for Easter that my mom and mother in law prepared. So kinda crazy. 1.6 not bad at all. I already feel much better eating healthy back home. I went to Zumba on Monday and I'll be hitting a class tonight. Score. The vacation was amazing! Just perfect! It was so awesome to have that time with my boys! This is going to be such an emotional time with Adam graduatin... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:02:50 EST getting it together So I'm supposed to add some points to my day now that I'm on maintenance. We will see how that goes. Stressing about getting things done here before we leave in the morning. So I will get started. Here we go! Wed, 9 Apr 2014 08:37:31 EST Woo Hoo!!!!! Goal! Yes! I hit that magic number this morning at my Weight Watchers meeting!!!!! So now it maintenance! This is the struggle. We are leaving Thursday for a California vacation. That should be interesting in maintenance. We will see. I am so thrilled! Now it's all about packing a laundry and cleaning. My parents are staying here with the dog while I am away. That is good but I want the house together for them. Also we are coming home to Easter dinner at our house! Crazy! Hope m... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 11:25:10 EST