SOPKAMANJU's SparkPeople Blog SOPKAMANJU's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community good day Today is going well I just talked to my husband he has been out of town for a week and will be back on wednesday. I really miss him but I am focusing on the positives of this seperation I enjoy the quiet at home and being by myself with the dog and the cat. I am really happy with how my exercise sessions are doing. I have been working out at home on my treadmill and doing yoga poses that specifically targets healing my back....I have two books on how to heal your back with Yoga I am doing ... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 19:11:21 EST exercise and food I am doing well with my exercising averaging over 1000 minutes a month to almost 2000 at the end of the month. My food is doing well but I did overeat yesterday. I need to clean up my food and get tighter with it.....This is possible.....I am eating under what sparkpeople has recommended and I am yo yoing in weight but that does not worry me because I am still doing everthing the right way....I think I need to weigh myself at the same time every day maybe that will give me a true weight. <... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 20:04:03 EST WEIGHT LOSS Today I feel good the weight is starting to fall has been alot of hard work but I am finally out of my stalled platuea.....It is hard work to get over that 277pds hump but I am outta of there. I was thinking to myself weight loss takes a lot of work but sitting on a plataeu is harder emotionally and mentally...... persistance and diligance is it own reward.....I am glad I did not give up before the miracle happened. Sat, 23 Mar 2013 14:41:26 EST OMG Stairs II 2 weeks ago my husband started me off walking up the stairs at 50 Penn Place I started out doing 4 flights.....Yesterday I did 20 flights and my blood sugar is getting wacky all the exercise I am doing is leaving me with low blood sugar. Today my nurse lowered my insulin...... things like that make want to exercise even more. Now I just need to get my food under control... <em>441</em> <em>440</em> <em>137</em> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 18:15:59 EST OMG STAIRS my husband has been walking up flights of stairs for 3 weeks now and has lost 12 pds in that time so yesterday I started to walk them..... yesterday I walked 4 flights today I did 6 flights.....It was great I worked up a sweat despite the small amount of stairs I can do...I am still going to the gym. I never thought I would enjoy working out like do now but it is more fun that when I was younger and in shape. Thanks a-lot and Bye <em>137</em> <em>440</em> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 21:17:56 EST feeling good To day I beat the scale after a relapse and a long plataeu I lost four pounds and I am back to losing weight and heading for my goal weight....Of course I am feeling very good about this development. My husband is very proud of me and I am very proud of my self. Sun, 27 Jan 2013 21:05:30 EST good news and good intentions After many years of not having one on New Year's eve I have made a New Year's Resolution this year. I am going to join a gym and get a exercise routine going. I also am going to commit to working out every week. I am happy to be getting off the pot and doing something about the shape I am in....THANKS FOR YOUR ATTENTION, BYE BYE <em>410</em> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 01:49:07 EST I am back today I am going to practice saying no to food that I want but feel I should not have.....It is easy to say no to food if you hate it .....but it is the comfort food and the sweets that are hard to let go of... I find that keeping the pantry and the refrigerator barely stocked with foods that I like is helpful.....this time of the year keeping away from sweets is does not help ones willpower to also buy sugary I have to behave myself if I am going to make it to my goa... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 21:36:50 EST good, bad, indifferent well this week is starting out indifferent, I overate on thursday had A whole box of cheerios.....well maybe 2/3 of the box....Last week was terrible saturday I overate again. My calorie count was lowered to under 1800 calories a day. I want to get back to the clean days of I have a challenge My husband and I are going out to eat....I need to get into the right frame of mind to handle dinner....Well thanks for being out there and reading my words. bye bye <em>442</em> ... Mon, 17 Dec 2012 01:51:40 EST happy days after a long time getting my head together after a relapse I am back with a thirty pound weight loss <em>244</em> I have learned alot being out in the cold, frosty world of relapse. Like the little guy in Adam Sandler movies says " <em>306</em> " . Thanks for being here now that I am Back. <em>443</em> <em>442</em> <em>446</em> Fri, 7 Dec 2012 21:15:07 EST weighting game Welll today was a good day I weighed myself and I had a 4 lbs. weight loss so I have returned to being a happy camper. It is stange how such small thing like weighing yourself can make or break ones mood. <em>9</em> Fri, 23 Mar 2012 20:02:07 EST Much Ado about Nothing NOTHING MUCH TO WRITE ABOUT: just checking in the cat is still walking around like a princess because she lost 3 pounds. I know because after she eats she weighs herself. My husband is working out like a mad man....he wants to try senior bodybuilding competitions.... me I am stuck at 3 pounds gained....So I am not a happy camper....but I am happy for my husband after working hard for 4 years at the gym finally he is seeing the results he wanted....The cat is another story she preens after w... Tue, 20 Mar 2012 22:11:14 EST my BFF Well my glucose meter just needed a new battery, so my husband fixed it. He is so nice to have around....He is real handy with hands and can fix almost anything except car related things. All I can say is he is a lovely man and a real catch I have been lucky. <em>342</em> Wed, 7 Mar 2012 15:48:50 EST Hi weekend Hi feeling good this weekend. Monday I have to go to the VA Hospital and get a new blood glucose meter mine stopped working and I am using my husbands....It is an annoyance but I'll be fine I am not going to let that ruin the weekend <em>342</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> PS. losing weight at a slow pace but that is better than no progress or worse gaining weight <em>9</em> Sat, 3 Mar 2012 16:15:00 EST kitty follies my husband just told me the funniest thing. sumo our cat just ate and after she finished eating she hopped on the scale and weighed herself....It seems that all the family are watching their weight and keeping track of their weight. <em>239</em> Wed, 22 Feb 2012 16:33:26 EST good news well all my careful eating is showing results acquaintances are seeing a difference in my weight...Now may I get busy and clean up as much of my eating as possible....I need to also get back to exercising regularly....I have confidence I can accomplish the goals I have set up for myself.... <BR> <BR> Today I went to see a scary movie The woman in black and it was scary....I like ghost stories set in the 1800's...the atmosphere make them extra scary...So if you want to see a good movie....go ... Mon, 6 Feb 2012 18:25:13 EST good night <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> <em>102</em> Good night ffffolks Tue, 24 Jan 2012 23:36:03 EST Make up follies Well last night I was all gung ho about getting rid of my make up....Not much got thrown away...The lipstick mostly all remains, same with eyeliner and Eyeshadow nothing got thrown away....My romance with Eye shadow is that I love the colors whether they match my skin tone or not....Silly but that is a quirk of mine I'll buy any eyeshadow IF it is cheap enough and with pretty colors...Well tonight and tomorrow I will work on throwing away more make up I promise <em>39</em> Sun, 15 Jan 2012 19:44:39 EST make up blues Hi I am bored so if you are reading this blog it will probably ramble. Consider yourself lucky I am giving you a brief a very brief look into my life...I have decided to throw away all my make-up, well accept for three lipsticks and anything not open...I do not wear make-up daily and I would like to have more room in the bathroom, Well there is the exciting news....BYE bye <em>33</em> Sat, 14 Jan 2012 18:21:20 EST piggy cat At one time our cat was so shy and gentle she liked hugs and was good cat. But since our last dog died She has become bossy demanding that me and my husband stay up or go to bed on her schedule....Food must be delivered immediately when she wants it and if she wants wet it must be wet, if she wants dry it must be dry. My husband calls her Sheba now or our highness. I suppose piggy cat is to harsh to call her..she still is a sweetheart. <em>24</em> Mon, 9 Jan 2012 18:00:05 EST too much hope I like new year's resolutions. It means to me that I still have hope. That there is still time left to change. It IS A life affirming action... HAPPY NEW YEAR'S <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>412</em> <em>410</em> Sun, 1 Jan 2012 00:58:20 EST tis the season of complaints and resolutions <BR> well today I am sick as a dog. Croupie and feverish and still with another holiday party to go to ....exercise has gone out the window. I am expecting a bag of holiday treats as a gift, just what i need , grumble grumble. Now I know how the grinch felt like...He probably was stopped up with allergies. Like I am. Who would have thought allergy season would last until winter. I have fresh green grass in my back yard. WELL this complaining will end right now. I have looked at the ... Thu, 29 Dec 2011 15:23:26 EST get it together sophia I really need to get it together with my food I am acting like I weigh 130 not 300 lbs. I am eating treats like I can do a a intense cardio when I can barely walk 20 minutes....I want to cry. Sometimes I cannot trust myself. that is a scary feeling that lack of confidence. today I am going change but will it stick or will my resolve go out window. next time I see a specialty seasonal candies and cookies. I don't know why I do this to myself I must really hate myself that it the only th... Wed, 28 Dec 2011 21:49:20 EST Resolutions Any one Christmas is gone and the New Year is coming up....resolutions any one....My resolution is to lose weight and not gain any more....All things I can do if I concentrate and keep my eye on the prize....I want to workout the way I did last week strength training and cardio. It is time to get serious about my health....Resolutions --yes....Motivation--yes....One step at a time. <em>15</em> Bye Bye Fat <em>9</em> Mon, 26 Dec 2011 23:20:28 EST good day well my knee really hurt bad yesterday so today I took the day off of walking....Instead i concentrated on doing an upper body routine with free weights...I worked out with my dumbbells for an hour and ten minutes I am proud of myself. Season's greetings. <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>499</em> <em>425</em> Fri, 23 Dec 2011 23:13:20 EST to blog or not to blog that is the question I do not wish to write a blog about my adventures today because nothing really happened today....I walked today and did other things to take care of myself....Tomorrow I have to strength train. Thank you all for your kind support and Happy Holiday. <em>43</em> Thu, 22 Dec 2011 23:28:30 EST winter's greeting Happy Solstice everyone and Season's Greeting. Have a beautiful Holiday season. Many Blessings to all. Four days until Christmas. All my holiday shopping is my food has been clean....Thank you for that blessing. Happy Holidays and safe Holidays. Be a designated driver or have a designated driver with you at parties....Have a safe ride home. <em>459</em> <em>432</em> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 22:34:22 EST the little things It is strange how little things can make one so happy....Today I hit the high number in the log in spin of the wheel and in the bonus spin....I needed it today because I had every excuse in the book to fall into depression or the more dramatic despair. Instead I started to clean house with my wonderful husband....He has been working hard at clean up the mess of 4 years....the last time I deep cleaned the house was when I was healthy and weighed 70 lbs less. I want to be thin again like I wa... Wed, 21 Dec 2011 00:17:53 EST Initiating re-entry into a lifestyle change Today was a good day for exercising I walked the amount I should be walking this month 20+ minutes. I also workout with the dumbbells for an hour and 4 minutes......bad news though weight wise I gained weight alot of it ....I need to re-dedicate myself to the nutrition part of my lifestyle change....I do not wish to give up on myself I know I can lose 50lbs this coming year....So there is no despair about the weight gain....Only cold stone determination to make a difference in my new lifest... Mon, 19 Dec 2011 23:28:37 EST big bummer Well two days ago I fell in the tub and now I am back to zero my knee is weak and I cannot walk...well today I will do an upper body workout. hopefully that will make up for the cardio I cannot do. <em>460</em> <em>445</em> <em>443</em> <em>460</em> <em>442</em> Sun, 18 Dec 2011 17:18:23 EST Dumbbells and the dumb bell Today I have been tired all day. So I have spent it surfing the web. I did spend an hour strength training....Making myself do that was the best present I could give to myself.....So now I do not feel guilty about missing my daily walk.....I can still feel the burn of the workout and my pulse is still elevated. I need to make strength training a 3x's a week full body workout. I promise not to be a dumb bell and use my dumbbells in weekly workout sessions. <em>446</em> <em>33</em> <em>4... Fri, 16 Dec 2011 17:55:08 EST Yeah!!!!! i do not have much to write about so i'll keep it short and sweet...Solstice is getting here sooner than I thought, Yeah. Christmas lights are being hung up, yeah. almost finished christmas shopping, YEAh Hip hip hooray tis a great season. <em>459</em> <em>432</em> Sun, 11 Dec 2011 00:08:37 EST back on track Today I am doing well my husband bought me my christmas presents. They were A nice expensive designer perfume and a statue of a little fairy holding cat in her lap....we never wait to open our presents later in the month. Solstice is the longest we have made it in keeping the presents wrapped. my food yesterday was rotten because when my blood sugar is low as low as it was I start eating uncontrollably. I promised myself that I would get back on track with my food and today it has been go... Thu, 8 Dec 2011 17:53:03 EST glucose and insulin just got through with having a reaction with my insulin it brings me the fact that every time I take insulin I need to check my glucose levels....My blood sugar went to low tonight and I need to take my long lasting insulin still. I guess I will go do that right now. <em>425</em> <em>442</em> <em>446</em> Thu, 8 Dec 2011 00:07:45 EST Bummer well I do not have the measles but what I have is a bummer. after working hard all summer to clear up a chronic case on psoriasis and it cleared up...It returned again on another part of the leg. bummer...tomorrow we will start looking for a sun lamp....bummer. Mon, 5 Dec 2011 17:52:42 EST walk in tomorrow I am afraid that I have the measles....tomorrow I am doing a walk in at the VA to see my primary care....I hope that is not the case because that means no christmas dinner for me.... there will be a pregnant girl my nephew's girlfriend at the dinner. So I do not what is going on but these blotches on my legs I hope it is a minor thing....Maybe an allergy. <em>465</em> Thu, 1 Dec 2011 19:01:42 EST look and feel Well I weighed myself for my weekly challenge and I regained 1.4 pounds back so I am back to the tenth to the weight I started at. I am conflicted at this weight gain with thaknksgiving being last week My weight could have been much worse. So, I'll go with the emotion of quietly grateful it was not worse and a higher weight gain. I REALISE now that one can choose how one looks at something or how one feels about life....Today I feel good about the look and the feel of life. <em>426</em> <... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 18:32:22 EST a side dish of happiness I have had a good couple of days my food has been on track....I am back to walking once a day.... some times little things can make you very happy....and I am very happy tonight. <em>426</em> <em>465</em> Mon, 28 Nov 2011 23:43:18 EST greetings Happy Thanksgiving have a good day and a easy time monitoring your food. <em>428</em> <em>427</em> <em>426</em> <em>465</em> Thu, 24 Nov 2011 15:35:05 EST floating past some bloat. Hi today has been a so so day My food has been light but went to the doctor and my weight was not light....after 8 glasses of water, diet soda and Sugar free kool aid, I really should not feel surprised at some bloat....The back my mind keeps telling me how bad it is and I am ignoring it....I know what my true weight is plus I bought sweat pants at Wal Mart and they were only xx-large and they fit I am not going to cry into my diet soda over some liquid retention bloat <em>311... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 18:36:19 EST pumpkin headache Today I went head to head and toe to toe with pumpkin bread. I think that the bread won but not after a hard fight on my part....but the bread will be gone by tomorrow....I can see my husband circling it like a great white shark .... so I can breathe a sigh of relief...soon it will be gone. Sun, 20 Nov 2011 22:32:39 EST good night i mean a good night ANOTHER GOOD DAY WITH THE FOOD. last night was really good I sleep eat occasionally I used to do it everyday...but that has calmed down. I had glucerna shake last night that stopped my grazing....I am happy about that... <em>102</em> <em>465</em> <em>426</em> <em>430</em> Sat, 19 Nov 2011 23:50:46 EST glucerna hi everyone I just came back from visiting the nutritionist and I lost weight...I am so relieved that the scale is moving at a good pace and going down. My nutritionist seemed happy that for the last two months I have consistently lost weight. I am trying the glucerna products I got permission from the nutritionist to add them to my diet. Instead of buying junk food, sugar free or not. They are expensive but I am worth it. <em>4</em> Thu, 17 Nov 2011 19:32:06 EST jingle all the way well here I am happily back at sparkpeople....I am now ready to lose some weight. I joined a weight loss challenge on the 300 plus team I am looking forward to being held accountable for my weight loss. I am on the Santa Sleigh Belles team. I like that name. Wish me good luck on the weight loss, bye. <em>460</em> <em>425</em> Tue, 15 Nov 2011 21:10:41 EST a weighty matter I read an article on the fact that weighing yourself everyday was the best thing to do if you wished to lose weight and maintain and keep it off.... well I tried to do it for the last few days and all I ended up with was a frazzled brain. I started this period of weighing myself daily with some trepidation....I am a scale hopper and I can not weigh myself daily without ruining my day....Even if it was a good day.... my reaction to what the scale says is abnormal. Without much left to say I a... Sat, 12 Nov 2011 10:09:31 EST good tidings yesterday was great and proves that if you have the right frame of mind you can conquer any food problem as long as it is temporary. It does not mean I can buy cookies, cakes and candy and bring them into the house....but it is good to have a victory where food is in involved affter so many defeats these last six months. No food at the movies. Oh, Puss n Boots was good for adults and children should find it funny and interesting. Ate half of dinner. Slam Dunk.Yeah Sun, 6 Nov 2011 00:50:25 EST mole hills Today I am going to have to trust that I can eat at a diet dangerous restaurant...To be honest I am a little scared and worried about it.....this afternoon is rife with diet potholes....first there is the movie and not getting popcorn and candy. Last time I went to the movies I did not eat anything I can repeat that behavior. I talked to my husband and he volunteered to eat half of my dinner. He is a body builder and eats a large amount food and stays in a 10 pound range I am jealous....Wel... Fri, 4 Nov 2011 16:01:16 EST Hope for the best Tomorrow I am going to the movies with my husband and an old friend of his...afterwards we are going to a greasy spoon to eat.... greasy spoon is not a exaggeration....I have 24 hours to get into the right frame of mind and conquer this restaurant. I know I can do it without cheating too much I have faith in myself...Whew that's a new thing trusting myself but I can do it. <em>4</em> Thu, 3 Nov 2011 22:03:24 EST A promise Hi, still hanging in there I know I will succeed I feel it in my bones. I Sophia promise to myself that I will be successful in my endeavour to lose weight. There will not be any trying but simply doing. This is my promise to myself....I am going to start a new life of, can do, instead of wallowing in ,why me. I will be resolute and strong. I will succeed. <em>104</em> Wed, 26 Oct 2011 20:58:17 EST comfort and food Today I stopped myself from binging...I said no and stopped eating...I have come to the realization that there is no such thing as comfort food....... It all ends up plastered on my body some comfort that is. I am happy and proud of myself for my accomplishments today. Insight and discipline was what I achieved today....Those are two tools i will be using more often in the future........ <em>102</em> Sat, 22 Oct 2011 03:45:07 EST