SUNSPOT_BABY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SUNSPOT%5FBABY SUNSPOT_BABY'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/ 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Sixty-eight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5153042 Day 68.... <BR> <BR> This was a very long and stressful day. My son had a wrestling meet. Wrestling meets are extremely stressful. My computer is slow. My body is sore. I am tired. I can't reach one of my sons and I am worried about him. I am pretty disappointed in the behavior of one of my children. Loads of stress. I think I need to go to bed and start over. <BR> <BR> Eating right is really hard when you are stressed out and full of worries. I made my calorie goal today, but I can't say ... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 22:10:14 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Sixty-Six http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150940 Day 66 is today! <BR> <BR> Well, after a TWELVE DAY vacation, I am back on track. Due to some recent stress-induced problems, I have not done very well lately. The big straw that broke the camel's back and opened the flood-gates was not being able to get internet hooked up at the new house. I got so discouraged, I gave up. I hate that. So here I am, after twelve days wasted, back on track, hopefully. <BR> <BR> Today, I made my calorie goals. I feel a little bit better about that, anyway. I... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:49:23 EST 100 lbs. in 300 Days: Day Fifty-four http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138614 Day 54... <BR> <BR> A couple of nice things to say about yesterday. Number one: I exercised! I swam for half an hour. Yay! Number two: I lost a couple of more lbs. I'm down 19 lbs. now. Yay! I'm pretty happy about that. I'm still ahead of schedule. Yes! <BR> <BR> So my day yesterday was swimming with my dad, shopping with my mom and my daughter and I went to get new tires on the car. <BR> <BR> Food - I went over on my calories a little. This no internet thing is killing my diet, but the sw... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 18:21:03 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Fifty-three http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137973 Day 53.... <BR> <BR> I think I am going to perish if we don't get internet service at our new house pretty soon. It's too hard to try and keep track without the computer to help me know how many calories are in things! I did manage to keep my calories under control, yesterday, but it's because I starve myself all day until I can get some internet service. As you can see, it's now 11:31 and I'm camped out at McDonald's with a Diet Coke. Ugh. Yesterday I had an Anatomy Exam. I passed! Yay! A... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 23:34:12 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Fifty-two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136562 Day 52... <BR> <BR> It was a pretty low key day. I rested some as I was tired. I took my husband to work and visited with my parents for a while. I also got to see my middle son who was unfortunately home for the funeral of a friend. I also got a wonderful phone call yesterday. My daughter's back surgery has been CANCELLED! She will not have a permanent rod put in her spine! Hooray! So went went out to dinner last night to celebrate. That also means we will be able to go to Lafayette to vis... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:29:08 EST 100 lbs in 300 Days - Day Fifty-one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135684 Day 51... <BR> <BR> Very short blog tonight, as I am STILL without internet and am typing with my thumbs on my phone. <BR> <BR> Long story short... I went over my calorie limit AGAIN, but only by 150 this time. So I'm doin better. No exercise, but hoofed it all over the hospital with my daughter. <BR> <BR> Peace and love, <BR> Lisa Wed, 14 Nov 2012 21:29:51 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Fifty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134536 Day 50.... <BR> <BR> I spent the day with my husband.. always a good start to the day. We kind of relaxed during the morning. We ran errands in the afternoon and he dropped me off at school. While I did my Creative Writing class, he picked up our daughter and ran some errands. Then we went to my son's soccer banquet. I was very proud when he received the academic award. <BR> <BR> Food.... boy did I foul that up! I went over calories by 504! Ugh. I wasn't doing too well because I STILL ha... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 21:28:41 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Forty-nine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133220 Day 49... <BR> <BR> ...was fun! My parents came for breakfast. So I had all my kids and my parents at the house together. That was so nice. I always regret that my husband misses most of these meals. I appreciate his hard work so much. I can't say how much I love and respect him. <BR> <BR> After breakfast it was just me and the kids. Nick and I beat everyone at the card game KEMPS. Then later on, Nick, Kelsey, Matt, Sara and I went out for lunch. Afterward, we played a game called BUZZWORD.... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 20:04:06 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Forty-eight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131864 Day 48... <BR> <BR> My mother and I traveled to Hanover College to attend a "Medicine Buddha" seminar given by Rinpoche Chongtul, a Tibetan Monk. It was EXTREMELY enlightening and very interesting. I learned a great deal. The thing I found the most interesting and (coincidentally) most lacking in Western medicine is the fact that the bless the medication while they are making it and before they take it. How obvious was that? Why don't we do that? We bless our food before we eat it. Why not b... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 19:13:10 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Forty-seven http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130943 Day 47... <BR> <BR> My Friday was busy and wonderful! I went shopping with my Mom in the morning. I spent the afternoon cooking like crazy with my brother, sister and daughter. We made rosemary bread and salad and this awesome "meaty mushroom lasagna". My son Josh came home for the weekend. We had a wonderful time with my parents, siblings and kids. I love days like that. <BR> <BR> Since the supper food I was cooking was extremely calorie laden, I had very little to eat until supper time ye... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 21:06:03 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Forty-six http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130018 Day 46... <BR> <BR> Yesterday was very busy. I moved a lot more things from the old house to the new one. I did a lot of housework, and went to anatomy class. I had lunch with a friend and visited with my parents. All in all, it was a good, productive day. So was today, but I'll talk about that tomorrow. I have a very busy day on Saturday, so I'm going to make tonight's post very short. <BR> <BR> For food: Breakfast: an orange. Lunch: I had half of an incredibly awesome cheeseburger, a h... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 22:02:39 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Forty-five http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128959 Day 45... <BR> <BR> Wow. Now that was a bad day. I woke up jubilant over the election results. My joy was quickly doused by people who were attacking my son on Facebook for simply typing our president's name. Whether you are pleased or disappointed about the election results, there is no reason to attack your fellow man. I honestly did want President Obama to win, but I have NEVER made a nasty post about the Republican party. And I wouldn't. It makes me sad to see people tearing into each ... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 22:12:17 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Forty-four http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127698 Day 44... <BR> <BR> Not too bad. I was happy to get out and vote, and I absolutely LOVE watching the results on television. It's so exciting to see our election system in process. I stayed up way too late. I watched at my parents house with them, and it was midnight before I got home. Boy was I tired! We also took our daughter to Children's Hospital for her upcoming spine surgery for some pre-testing, consultations and a spine care class. So it was a big day. <BR> <BR> I am going to cut thi... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 19:50:57 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Forty-three http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126526 Day 43... <BR> <BR> Ah... I love Mondays. Have I mentioned that before? I love them because I get to spend the day with my sweetheart, but yesterday I didn't get to as much as I would have liked to. We are all still pretty busy with this move. He and I spent the morning making phone calls, changing services and trying to get things in order for our daughter's upcoming surgery. Then I had my wonderful writing class. I just love that class. We listened to some essays that our classmates ha... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 19:10:01 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Forty-two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125399 Day 42… <BR> What a nice day! My daughter does Special Olympics bowling, and my son volunteers with that program. Yesterday was the first time I got to go watch. I had a great time! I have rarely seen such sportsmanship in people. There was clapping, fist bumping and high fives all over the place! I was thrilled by the joy in the faces of these wonderful people. They allowed me to take their pictures. They welcomed me into their world and I was amazed at the goodwill and happiness that envel... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 20:58:12 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Forty-one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124011 Day 41... <BR> <BR> Saturday was a pretty productive day. First, we had some surprise visitors. My wonderful father-in-law and his lady friend, Vera. It was a great visit. Afterward, the kids and I cleaned the floors, baseboards, and window frames. Then my daughter and I went and worked at the old house for a bit. In the evening, Matt's girlfriend, Lauren came for supper. I made chili and peanut butter sandwiches. It was a very pleasant evening. <BR> <BR> So, as you know, supper was chili... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 20:00:19 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Forty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5122936 Day 40.... <BR> <BR> Oh the big four-oh. Sounds a lot more exciting than it was. Not too bad though. I visited with one of my cousins, my parents came over and helped me with some things. They are so amazing! I picked up my daughter from school, shopped a little bit and ran some errands, and went home. We decorated the porch with some chrysanthemums that I scored for a buck a piece and had leftover chicken spaghetti for supper. It was really good. <BR> <BR> So speaking of food, this is wha... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 21:12:49 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Thirty-nine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121730 Day 39... <BR> <BR> Not such a good day. I overslept for my class because I didn't sleep well the night before. I was weakened by a lot of joint pain from my colitis. Didn't get a lot accomplished, aside from some housework. <BR> <BR> Food - I met my goal easily. I had a cup of Chobani pineapple yogurt for breakfast, some chicken and noodles for lunch, and for supper my daughter and I made paninni and soup. That was awesome. We made the paninni from good bread, turkey, Hoffman's extra sha... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 17:19:47 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Thirty-eight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5120633 Day 38... <BR> <BR> Great day! I went to Math first thing in the morning and was pretty sad, because there was a test and I didn't think I'd do too well. I surprised myself and got an 84% so I was pretty pumped. I was dressed for Halloween, so I took off my wig and make up before going home so as not to alarm my dog. :) <BR> <BR> I picked up my daughter after school and we went home to prepare for the trick or treaters. It was our first Halloween and our first holiday on Walnut Street. Sar... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 18:59:02 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Thirty-seven http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5119228 Day 37... <BR> <BR> Yesterday wasn't too bad. More busy, busy type of stuff, but I think it's going to be that way for a while. That's okay though. I'm grateful for all the blessings in my life. That's important to keep in mind for all people, whether they are trying to lose weight or not. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's food - I had half of a banana and a cup of milk for breakfast. Some mixed fruit, cottage cheese and an oat muffin for lunch. (That was actually pretty filling.) And for supper I had... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 14:44:58 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Thirty-six http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117989 Day 36... <BR> <BR> It was a Monday, but not really like I'm usually have. There was no Creative Writing class. My husband and I didn't get to spend it together enjoying each other. Instead, I shopped for items we needed for the new house while he continued to sort through things at the old house. I stopped for a conference with my CW teacher and did end up at the old house helping my hubby. <BR> <BR> Food... interesting, I guess. I had a ham and cheese sandwich for breakfast, an ice cream ... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 13:40:43 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Thirty-five http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117242 Day 35.... <BR> <BR> Ah,Sunday. I welcomed my husband back home from the road and we went to our new home. It was nice to have my little family there. It feels more like home since Al is back. He makes our home complete. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a bit stressful though. Unfortunately, I went over my calorie goal by about 150. The didn't really bother me though, because it still wasn't horrible. I didn't binge or anything. I was mostly stressed from all my physical pain. I felt some better af... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 20:46:36 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Thirty-four http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116032 Day 34 <BR> <BR> Saturday was completely busy with moving. Not all done, but we have taken a big chunk out of it. Had a lot of trouble sleeping last night. My blogs will continue to be short until I can get wireless set up, so I apologize. <BR> <BR> I didn't eat much yesterday, as I was wayyyyyy busy. I had an apple, a few mixed nuts, a ham and cheese sandwich, some multigrain soup, a slice of cheese and six crackers. Oh! And two peanut butter cookies. <BR> <BR> My energy (read exercise) ... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 20:57:19 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Thirty-three http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5115133 Day 33... <BR> <BR> Sorry, but another short one again today. It was a very busy day today, but I will tell you about that tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was rough on me I felt very sick and tired all day. I'm attributing it to my wonderful "day off". I slept almost all day and was in a LOT of pain. <BR> <BR> Food for yesterday.... I had milk and 2/3 of a banana for breakfast. For lunch I had a small container of Oikos mango and apricot yogurt and a weight watchers chicken enchilada thing... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 22:49:40 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Thirty-two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5114087 Day 32... <BR> <BR> Oh... where to start? The beginning will do, I guess. I had originally planned to give myself the day off after accomplishing a month of behaving myself, diet-wise. Well, I thought, I will not count calories, but I will not go crazy either. I made it until the late afternoon and I went crazy. I am not going to write down all of the things I ate. Suffice it to say that I went way over my calories. Ha. But that isn't all that happened. I. Felt. Like. Poo. Oh my goodness. I ... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 20:35:49 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Thirty-one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113057 Day 31.... <BR> <BR> This will be very short, because I almost forgot to write my blog and I'm dead tired. <BR> <BR> I made my calorie goal. I didn't exercise. I did a lot though. Got to see my wonderful bestie. That was the best part. <BR> <BR> Food - Breakfast: Steak and carrots (yes, I know), Lunch: Green beans and chili, Supper: Subway Tuscan Chicken Melt 6 inch, 1/2 serving of broccoli and cheese soup and a cookie. Snacks: 1/2 a banana, a cup of milk and 1/2 of a york peppermint pat... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 22:54:42 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Thirty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111771 Day 30.... <BR> <BR> Wow! What a great day! I did my weigh in. I am 10% of the way through my 300 days. I found that I had LOST 5 lbs. this week! Yay! That puts me a week ahead on my weight loss! <BR> <BR> I had a great day with my husband yesterday. I love him very much. The new house is shaping up. We got the first load moved there yesterday. It's starting to look like home! <BR> <BR> Breakfast was light and fast. I was running late. I had 105 grams of pineapple. So about 51 calor... Wed, 24 Oct 2012 21:43:56 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Twenty-nine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5110530 Day 29... <BR> <BR> Ahhh.... I do love Mondays! Time spent with my awesome husband, Creative Writing class and the beautiful fall weather make them wonderful! I know a lot of people hate Mondays, but mine just rock! <BR> <BR> This Monday was no exception. We visited our new house and took window measurements for curtains. We went to my Creative Writing class. Al brought me supper and we ate it together... very quickly then I went to make up my Anatomy class that I missed when I had surgery.... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 22:02:29 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Twenty-eight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5109216 Day 28... <BR> <BR> Good thing number one.... Alfie came home! Yay. Monday is my favorite day of the week, usually, but I sure do love it when he comes home. I missed him really bad this time, so I was extra happy to see him. <BR> <BR> I felt really horrible yesterday! I don't know what was wrong with me. I was weak and tired and slept almost all day. I slept until about 10 in the morning and then I got up and made breakfast (cinnamon roll pancakes) for the kids. I had milk and half a ba... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 22:51:23 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Twenty-seven http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5107544 Day 27... <BR> <BR> Holy Cow Batman! I almost forgot to do my blog today! I would have been so disappointed with myself. But I'm here now and it's all good. <BR> <BR> Saturday was a pretty good day. I got to visit with Nick and Kelsey some more and I managed to weed through and sort out my library full of books. Half got taken to my mother and the other half are settled into totes for the move. <BR> <BR> I did okay yesterday. I made my calorie goals and got a little closer to balance on... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 20:22:27 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Twenty-six http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5105883 Day 26... <BR> <BR> What a difference a day can make! After laying around trying to heal, yesterday I was much more active. That made me feel better mentally. Lots of good progress on Day 26! <BR> <BR> Food - Not only did I make my calories, but I defeated the pizza monster! Yay! I had apples and peanut butter for breakfast. For lunch I wrapped ham and cheese in a high fiber tortilla and heated it on my pannini press. That was really delicious. I love that sandwich press because I can mak... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 10:51:37 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Twenty-five http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104860 Day 25 <BR> <BR> This was another low key day.... Just resting and healing. I did purchase a table and chairs from a good old friend of mine to put in our new house. I'm pretty excited about moving! <BR> <BR> Food.... I did fine with calories again. I even had room for an ice cream sandwich for dessert last night! Not the healthiest thing in the world, but it was yummy. For brunch (I find this is a really great thing to do, combine breakfast and lunch) I had roasted turkey with some bb... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:23:17 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Twenty-four http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104245 Day 24... <BR> <BR> Not much of a day. I spent half of it sleeping on the couch, icing my leg and half of it amusing myself with the computer. I did manage (with the help of the kids) to start crate training Dozer. It seems to be working out well. He responds well to his crate. <BR> <BR> On the food front, I did fine. I met my calorie goals again. For breakfast I had a juicy delicious Honeycrisp apple with some creamy smooth peanut butter. Lunch was macaroni and cheese, ham steak and som... Thu, 18 Oct 2012 21:08:23 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Twenty-three http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5102616 Day 23.. <BR> <BR> This day started sooo early. The alarm rousted me at 3 a.m.! Up and at 'em for knee surgery. Today was the day that would release me from the pain of a pesky bone spur that has been holding up my progress to some extent. We arrived at the hospital by five. Surgery began shortly after 7:30. While the doctor was in there, he took off several other spurs that looked like they had potential to break off. So today I am pretty sore, but I am anxious to get healed up and get on... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 14:14:56 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Twenty-two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100536 Day 22 <BR> <BR> Well, I'm going to write this blog entry today since I am having knee surgery tomorrow and who knows what kind of crazy stuff I might write in the haze of anesthesia and pain medicine! Ha! <BR> <BR> So! Today was pretty low key. I really like days like that. I slept in and then dressed in comfy jeans and a soft tee shirt. I made myself some scrambled eggs, goetta and toast for breakfast. I worked on some homework and talked with my hubs for a while then we went to Batesvil... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:51:48 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Twenty-one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100507 Day 21... <BR> <BR> This was a pretty good day as well. It was SOOOOO busy! I woke up around nine a.m. and started working on decorating a cake for my cousin Nikki's baby shower. It was a lot fun to see it come to life as I worked on it. It kind of morphed from one thing into another, but you'll have that with cake. (And I DIDN'T EAT any of it!) <BR> <BR> Then it was gift wrapping, showering, painting and powdering getting ready to go to the party. Once we got there, (Sara and I) we had s... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:27:28 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Twenty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099146 Day 20... <BR> <BR> This day began early. I got up and showered, etc. I went to help with the biscuit and gravy breakfast that my husband's lodge was sponsoring. It was REALLY HARD not to eat a great big old plate of biscuits and gravy, but instead, I just drank a big bottle of water. Afterwards, my daughter and I came home and made sandwiches for lunch. I had a turkey sandwich with tomatoes, cheese and spinach on it. It was truly delicious! I snacked around on some mixed nuts later in the ... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 21:37:55 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Nineteen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098115 Hmmm.... Day 19 started out a little rough. My dog fell down the steps... ALL 15 of them. I was so scared. Fortunately, he wasn't hurt. Unfortunately, the day didn't get a whole lot better. I (against my better judgement) weighed myself, and found I was up a pound. While I have had a couple of off days, I couldn't understand being up like that. Was it water? Undigested food? I couldn't figure it out. Then, as I was working on my spark points, my eyes fell on the exercise points. It occurred... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 23:04:51 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Eighteen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5096837 Well now, Day 18 was so much better! I got up very early and picked up my friend Amy. We went to school and I aced my Anatomy Quiz! Yay! I was really excited! <BR> <BR> After school, I made up some signs for my husband's lodge. They are having a breakfast tomorrow, and we were concerned about there being enough advertising for it. My daughter and I hung up signs around town, and then went to visit my parents for a little while. When we got home, I baked some cakes and froze them. I will be d... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 19:38:46 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Seventeen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095742 Day 17.... I did a spectacular job... until supper. Then the pizza sucked me in. Happens every time. I love pizza like no other food. I don't know what it is about it. Anyone have any suggestions on how to eat pizza without being a maniac? I ate FOUR pieces. Now, I will say, in my own defense that I used to eat a WHOLE LOT more pieces than four. I certainly have toned it down, but honestly, I had to MAKE myself stop at four. And it was SUPER HARD. <BR> <BR> On another note, I still did not ... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:54:19 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Sixteen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093927 Day 16... <BR> <BR> What a busy day! I had to take my dog to the vet... he has a UTI. Poor pup. Unfortunately, it's an hour ride to the vet's office, so that was my whole morning. I grabbed a banana on the way out the door and hit the ground running. I came back home and I had a hamburger patty, some chips, onion dip and some baked beans for lunch, and then it was back out the door for a pre-op physical at my doctor's office. Fortunately, he's only about 20 minutes away. After the doctor vi... Wed, 10 Oct 2012 11:39:35 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Fifteen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5092879 Day 15... <BR> <BR> Halfway through one month of this journey.... <BR> <BR> Five percent through the 300 days..... <BR> <BR> Six percent through the 100 lbs. I want to lose.... <BR> <BR> Ahhh..... can you tell I'm getting ready to do my math homework? Yesterday was a very busy day. It went at a break-neck pace. I got up with intentions of taking the dog, and myself to our respective doctors. As I was getting ready for my appointment, I got a phone call. The doctor was not in today. Cou... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 15:37:25 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Fourteen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5091842 Day 14 <BR> <BR> It wasn't a bad day, really. I did, however go over my calories... by about three hundred. I'm not going to beat myself up over it though. I thought about it a while and I just don't feel like berating myself. <BR> <BR> A. I still didn't go over my BMR calories (Basal Metabolic Rate). And I didn't spend the day sleeping, so I still probably lost a little. <BR> <BR> B. I did okay for most of the day. I just got a little crazy at supper. <BR> <BR> C. It's not the end of t... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 20:32:51 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Thirteen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5090568 Day Thirteen worked out okay. I met my calorie goals. I didn't really have a lot of trouble at all. I STILL didn't exercise. *sigh* I have a big problem with that. <BR> <BR> I went grocery shopping and visited the second hand store with my Summer Rayne. We had a great time together, picking through the used books, etc. I really was happy to get to spend some time with her. I miss her so much. <BR> <BR> Food followers... Breakfast was some yogurt and out the door. For lunch I had some turk... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 22:06:47 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Twelve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089373 Day Twelve.... Another disastrous calorie day. I did well at the start of the day. I had some scrambled eggs for breakfast with a glass of water. (My dad said that sounded like prison food to him. hee hee!) But it suited me just fine. Then I was at Mom and Dad's for lunch, where I had a small piece of steak and a small portion of spaghetti with meat sauce and some unsweetened tea. Still doing well. After that I picked up Matt and Sara and we headed out to Seymour to the Ocktoberfest and to ... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 20:59:23 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Eleven http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5087552 Day Eleven was not too bad. There were good parts and bad parts, but I managed to get through it just fine. I made my calorie goals, but still haven't gotten any exercise in. Why is it so hard just to get started? I think I am partly frustrated because I know I'm going to have a few down days when I have my knee surgery on the 16th. That does make me pretty grouchy. <BR> <BR> I am hoping that after that, I will be more motivated. I have a lot of personal issues going on in my life right now,... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 08:21:44 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Ten http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086845 Day Ten.... Ohhhhh my goodness. What a rough day number ten was! Anything that could go wrong, DID go wrong. Wow. I'm not going to whine out all of my worries here, but suffice it to say, it was REALLY bad. <BR> <BR> I did not make my calorie goals. By the end of the evening I went completely insane and didn't even care. I even ate ice cream with hot fudge sauce on it. I just completely gave in. But THAT'S OKAY. I'm sure of it. I weighed myself this morning to survey the wreckage. It wasn't... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 16:43:25 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Nine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085237 Day nine was just kind of there. I didn't feel a great sense of accomplishment about anything really. I went to see my therapist again. Even that didn't feel like much. My husband and I did find a neat little gourmet shop in Madison (the town where I see my therapist). That was nice, but when I got home I found one of the bottles of olive oil I had bought wasn't what I was intending to buy so BLEAH. It was kind of rainy yesterday and the gray of the sky seemed to match my mood. My spirits wer... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 12:56:45 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Eight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5083551 Yesterday was back to the daily grind. The euphoria of the weekend had worn off. I did get to spend part of the day with my husband, though. That is always nice. I love him very much! Mondays and Tuesdays are his Saturdays and Sundays. We had a bunch of financial work to wade through though, so it wasn't pleasant. Then I went to my writing class and it wasn't as fun as normal and I was pretty frustrated by it. It's very hard not to eat when I'm frustrated. No matter how frustrated I am, ea... Tue, 2 Oct 2012 09:57:38 EST 100 lbs. In 300 Days - Day Seven http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081840 Day Seven was a change of pace for me. I got up and made biscuits and gravy and bacon for my family. I ate that with them and had some orange juice to drink. Then, I realized my son, who had spent the night with my parents had forgotten his winter coat and was heading back North that morning. I packed up his coat and some chili and pumpkin roll for him to take home with him. I went to my parents house and visited with them until my son and my dad left (for different destinations). Then it was... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 09:28:16 EST