SUUZZEE's SparkPeople Blog SUUZZEE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community HEY, I AM BACK was gone for quite a while.... but now I am returning. Today is DAY 1 Sat, 30 Jun 2012 14:12:32 EST back to life OK, so I was gone for quite a while. A very busy year, way too many things going on. Have lost 30 pounds so far. Finally found a way to eat that works for me. 3 meals a day and 2 snacks. Keeps me from getting hungry between meals. My blood pressure has dropped dramatically and now I am not worried about diabetes any more. Been doing great since the middle of August. now starting to deal with Winter! Sat, 13 Nov 2010 15:40:06 EST the dreaded cold ok, it has finally caught me. Everyone else got it before me. now it is my turn. Itchy throat and ears. Run down and no motivation. hacking cough. time for hot tea with honey and lemon. take it easy. see ya <BR> Mon, 28 Dec 2009 23:38:52 EST the NEW house We sold our old house in June. moved into the unfinished new house in November, because the heater died in the motor home. Finally feel like it is turning into a home. More sheetrock, inside doors and more stuff from the storage place. Dogs and cat settled in . Washer and dryer working great. things are moving right along. what fun , I GET to start all over with decorating! Sun, 27 Dec 2009 13:32:18 EST under control finally, I feel like I have things under control again. The day after thanksgiving I went back on South Beach. at Christmas I had the goodies I wanted and had some each day for the 24th, 25th and the 26th. Didn't let it get too bad, hehehe. <BR> Now I am back on track and feel pretty good. I have lost about 22 pounds in the last 4 months. I am looking at food differently. Now it is to feed the body, not the appetite. still trying to get more exercise. Want to go for a walk around the n... Sun, 27 Dec 2009 13:23:17 EST a grandma again another grandkid on the way. This one will be named after me. want to be around to play with them so better get healthy Wed, 11 Mar 2009 14:35:21 EST exercises Ya know what? I am actually enjoying the exercises that I do. Makes the rest of the day "feel" better. Wed, 11 Mar 2009 00:34:49 EST no homemade bread? caught myself trying to sneak another piece of hot homemade sourdough. But was able to stop and enjoy what I had. Have to be careful Mon, 9 Mar 2009 23:08:41 EST pushing through seem a bit bogged down. am eating right, exercising , keep on going Wed, 4 Mar 2009 00:12:28 EST trying to maintain a good attitude Seems like a lot going on in life around me. I can't change a thing but I can change my attitude and how I react to everything. Deep breaths, count to 10 and try to put myself in a different place. I try to look at things through others eyes. maybe I'll learn something new! <BR> Tue, 24 Feb 2009 23:14:44 EST don't be afraid of food Sometimes I am afraid to eat everyday foods. I worry that there are too many calories and additives. But, I am finding that as long as you control the portions and make most of your own meals, there is nothing "scary" about it. I sat down and had real whole wheat pancakes with bananas and REAL maple syrup on them, with my husband this morning. (I let him have the breakfast sausage. ) Just weighing and measuring let me make a good breakfast . Got to learn how to be comfortable with each... Sun, 22 Feb 2009 13:44:18 EST up to the line Ok, I am close to the line where my weight loss usually stops. I am trying to keep up the exercises and stay on track for my meals. this is a wall I have hit before. Must keep on doing good every day to push through to the other side. won't let it stop me now...................... Fri, 20 Feb 2009 01:38:45 EST climbing back on the wagon Well, at least I didn't get left in the dust lying on the road. Last couple of days I went to dinner with friends. I think I will invite them to my house next time, where I have more control of myself and the food in front of me. Jumped back on the wagon and am headed down the road to success once more, gee, this is a continual thing.!!! <BR> must get all my water today also. hey, my husband gave me fruits for valentines gift. it was great. <BR> seeya all later <BR> Susie Sat, 14 Feb 2009 14:47:22 EST ten pounds gone ok, I joined Sparkpeople a couple of years ago and gave it a "try". Then I went off and did my own thing, lost some weight and put it right back on. Tried to get going again and ended up weighing the most I ever have in my life. 213 pounds. How depressing! This time I am having fun by looking at all that is offered here at SP. I am loosing the weight, 1 to 2 pounds a week and don't feel deprived of anything! So far since January 1 2009 , 10 pounds have gone away. This time I am exe... Tue, 10 Feb 2009 01:47:55 EST It's working I am so happy that I am finally seeing some results. just put on a pair of jeans I haven't worn for quite a while. Since the first of the year I have been tracking all meals and doing better all the time , eating mostly foods from scratch. Things taste really good and I am more satisfied with amounts. good to finally see improvement. Fri, 30 Jan 2009 01:52:12 EST OK, be that way. so, going out wasn't too bad. so used to eating "plain" foods that the breading on the shrimp didn't seem right. didn't make myself eat all on the plate either. this is getting easier all the time. Sat, 10 Jan 2009 16:23:58 EST BEWARE GOING OUT TO EAT am going out for oriental food tonight with my daughter. Got to be careful . Too easy to over do it. <BR> Just like I have been over doing it at the physical therapists. they cut back on the stuff I am to do. Ice pack last night just to be comfortable. can't let my leg get me down. must keep a positive outlook. gotta , gotta, gotta...... stay away from the comfort food. Thu, 8 Jan 2009 16:28:46 EST forty below --forty below zero this am. filled fuel tanks, (oil and propane) . Trying to stay warm. Seems easier each day to stay on my diet. Cutting out sugar got rid of my cravings. Am down to less than a cup of coffee a day now. didn't need the caffeine. I think I can handle this. Now if it would just warm up a bit. Global warming ya know.... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 13:10:36 EST doing ok ok, it is back to -36 again. Ran out of propane a couple of days ago, even on "automatic" fill. Gas company got a talking to. Good thing we also have oil heat. In Alaska, you always have to have backup heat. and make sure it works without electricity. <BR> Doing great on the diet. Leg not doing so well. to much too soon. still hoping surgery is not called for. Just want to heal. <BR> ahh ..... life, it just keeps you jumping. <BR> Tue, 6 Jan 2009 14:12:59 EST Always changing hey, another great day of staying on my plan and it wasn't hard(except when my son was eating potato chips in the car) But I said no thankyou, to that and the chocolate my husband offered. A couple of hours ago the wind started blowing and it went from -24 to +3 degrees. there is light at the end of the tunnel. just keep plodding along. Mon, 5 Jan 2009 01:22:24 EST toooooooooooo cold Ok, -39 degrees is a bit much. had to go out with the dogs to get them to do anything...... <BR> The birdies are glad I feed them, poor cold little things! <BR> Big moose keeps walking by the window. Dogs don't even care. <BR> Getting easier to control portions. Planning makes the difference. Sat, 3 Jan 2009 15:23:24 EST day 2, no sugar yesterday wasn't too bad. I added no sugar. Also quit the coffee creamer. Making sure I have plenty of water. Planning meals ahead REALLY makes things easier. If I write it out the night before I can still change things and stay within my limits. Still can't walk much , but its better than it was. <BR> New year, fresh start, better outlook on life. Fri, 2 Jan 2009 15:18:08 EST years end looking forward because I can't change the past. Thankful that I am out of the wheel chair and am walking (albeit slowly). Now, if it would just warm up a bit. 35 below zero is a bit hard to take. More hot tea? Sounds good Wed, 31 Dec 2008 14:27:45 EST migraine so hard to eat with a migraine. keep plodding through the day. food has no taste. tomorrow will be better Sun, 10 Feb 2008 00:14:07 EST Happiness yep, the absence of want is happiness. There's no place like home, and home is where the heart is. Mon, 28 May 2007 23:37:58 EST