SOON2BETHIN's SparkPeople Blog SOON2BETHIN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Doctors -- Yuck I went in for my physical and with all the other referrals for the mamogram, the blood work, etc. it's crazy. I feel like I will be going to the doctor for one thing or another for the next several weeks. Of course with all the tests there is always the worry they might find something. So far so good but until I get all the follow ups done -- all I have to say is Yuck. <BR> Fri, 5 Oct 2012 04:35:12 EST So Far So Good Lost 3 pounds this week. I am liking the dash diet so far and using the spark tracker to keep track of sodium has been a big help. I am suppose to be tracking my BP and it seem to be up and down. When I went to the Dr. again this week it was down but when I took it a couple of days later it was up again. Hopefully by the time I go back to the Dr. again it will be down for good. Things seem to be going well I just hope to see results with the BP. Sun, 30 Sep 2012 17:30:47 EST Try Number ????? (to many to count) Here I go again -- trying number ??? -- I have been doing this so long I do not even want to think about what number try this is. Hopefully it will not get derailed with other events - knee surgery, ankle surgery and arthritis. Hopefully I will figure a way to do this because the alternative is to start taking medication for high blood pressure and if I can control it with diet that would be best. <BR> So far so good but I feel like I am spending so much time sitting in front of the compu... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 13:29:55 EST Feeling the Crunch No I am not talking about exercise or the sound of chips. I am talking about the daily grind to get everything on the To Do List done. As I sit here blogging instead of cleaning, organizing and doing all the other stuff I should be doing. I don't know about everyone else but for me I find it hard to do something I do not enjoy doing. It does not matter what it is cleaning a room, mopping a floor or exercising. <BR> <BR> I have been asking this question for years and have yet to receive... Mon, 14 Mar 2011 13:00:43 EST Starting Over Again Well it is but it isn't - I did not gain all my weight back that I lost but I have not been doing the program either. I injured my knee and unfortunately my computer is upstairs and stairs have been a problem for awhile. Now that is is getting a little easier I am hoping to be back on track. It is also helpful that the new phone gets the app for Sparkpeople. I recently started a college course on losing weight and keeping it off. The information there is pretty consistent with Sparkpeo... Fri, 11 Mar 2011 16:03:28 EST One Week at a Time Originally it was my intention to write in this blog everyday. Somehow, the time got away from me. I was concerned that I was spending so much time on Spark People reading message boards, blogs, and other articles that I was not getting enough exercise. I still think I could do more when it comes to exercise but I was happy with my success this first week - 2.6 pounds gone. I am still struggling to learn all the ins and outs of this website hoping to find ways to trim the amount of time I... Fri, 15 Oct 2010 01:03:36 EST Where Did the Time Go <em>198</em> It has been such a busy day -- I just do not know where the time went to. I spent the day with my parents helping them run errands. Before I knew it half the day was gone. When I am done here I have to put together a packet for my daughter about grad school. I have been trying to help her find a grad school program closer to home since she wil... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 20:41:15 EST Hanging in After weeks without rain it seems to rain almost every day. I have had to move my exercise inside. I prefer to enjoy the time outside at this time of the year because when it is really hot out in the summer I do not like the heat. I do not like snow or ice but at least in the winter if I am cold I can just put more layers on. In the summer there is just no way to get cooler unless you are inside in the air conditioning. Today I will try to work out with the Wii and see how that goes. I ... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 09:49:53 EST Trying Again Here I am trying again and that is going to be the first thing I change --- I am not going to try and am going to do it this time. I can not believe how long ago I joined spark people and then forgot about it. A lot has happened during that time but it is all water under the bridge. Keeping a journal has always been the hardest part for me. Yet everything I have read says that those who are most successful with weight loss are those who journal. So this blog is going to be my journal. M... Sat, 2 Oct 2010 16:45:58 EST