SYDLETZIII's SparkPeople Blog SYDLETZIII's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Gray day Today I ate well and walked at least 60 minutes, but my tracker fell apart. I tried to rebuild it, but the damage was too extensive. Indeed sad, but it will not keep me from exercising. <BR> Sweet dreams my friends, sleep well and God bless Wed, 28 Jan 2015 00:01:32 EST What a day This morning I got up at 4:30am and did a 2 mile walk. I taught 1st graders that reminded me I have LOTS of energy and made me thankful that school does end at the end of the day. <BR> Yesterday I decided that all the chocolate fudge my sister and father brought into the house needed a new storage area and I found space in the dumpster outside the house-temptation is gone and no one realized it was gone. <BR> It is time to relax <BR> sweet dreams my friends, sleep well and God bless Fri, 23 Jan 2015 23:39:10 EST Onward and downward I was up at 4:30am, out the door by 4:55am to walk two miles in order to be back in time to get ready for work. <BR> Today I taught Chinese (they taught me more than I taught them)at an IB school. I learned how to write the date, and I learned Chinese chess (which) they played. I taught them Chinese customs associated with sports and life. <BR> Ate within the low limits of my calories, but still had some fudge for dessert, which I ate before dinner. But I am back on track with exercise and c... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:55:31 EST A work in progress I ate within my limit, but I could have and should have went for a walk today. I also had chocolate for no other reason than it was there. <BR> I will not stress over the choices I made, but they are areas where I can improve. <BR> Now it is time to relax, then read, then sleep. <BR> See everyone at 4am for a walk <BR> Sweet dreams my friends, sleep well and God bless Wed, 21 Jan 2015 20:57:51 EST A Good Day Got 6 hours sleep. <BR> Ate well within limits (low end) <BR> Walked an hour <BR> and I got my hair cut (The highlight of the day) lol <BR> Relaxed and now it is time to rest <BR> Sweet dreams my friends, sleep well and God bless Mon, 19 Jan 2015 23:36:31 EST Static My weight has frozen, neither going up or down. I have managed to return my eating to normal and balanced, now I need to do the same for my exercise. <BR> Sweet dreams my friends, sleep well and God bless. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 00:09:44 EST Better than nothing Today I did not get to walk as planned, the temperature was below 20 degrees and the roads and walkway were ice, but I did eat healthy today and I had 2 bananas so I a happy peacock. I reserve happy roster for walking and eating healthy lol. I also passed on deserts, the chocolates my sister bought, the ice creams, and the doughnuts smothered in chocolate screaming "eat me," all were resisted and avoided. <BR> I will now relax for 1/2 hour and go to bed <BR> Sweet dreams my friends, sleep wel... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:00:23 EST Life is difficult so put on a helmet Weather and family have made my diet very difficult. The temp recently got to a wind chill factor colder than -20, so it was not safe to walk. My well meaning sister has been buying donuts daily. My father brought home 2 pounds homemade chocolate fudge, 2 pound homemade chocolate turtles, 2 pounds homemade chocolate covered peanuts, 2 pounds chocolate covered pretzels. On a positive note, I had a vegetable sandwich for lunch, and a large salad with my spaghetti for dinner. Dessert was Grapes.... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 21:59:00 EST For all my friends Thanks for the special Goodies Vtoria3, DJ4Health. Tiny67, and Habitatvitality. For the comments from Cat-in-CJ, and Platinum 755. <BR> I am getting better, I am starting to walk further. Keeping up my health and rebuilding my strength has taken longer than expected and my mothers condition while much better still needs to me monitored for a few more months. <BR> While I may not be blogging everyday I thank each person who comments on my blog, my page, or my small successes along this journe... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 00:40:28 EST Whirlwind Walking/exercise is back, but controlling eating is not. This has been a hectic time, I work for two different section of the school district and I have to be extremely flexible with my schedule, next week is finals testing and I have to find a way to make sure all my students have enough time to complete the exam and the times I meet them can change as quickly as 15 minutes before I teach them. My mother returned from yesterday from being in the hospital for 3 weeks and 2 hours ago she had t... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 23:45:32 EST Soup day Took my Bell pepper and Mushroom Turkey Premavera and turned it into a soup by adding 1/2 pounds Dried Norther Beans (soaked 24 hours) and 8 cups unsalted chicken stock. Also made a large batch of ham and bean soup from scratch add celery, carrots and potatoes. 373 cal for a large bowl 6g Fat 28g dietary fiber and 32g protein also lots of carbs for energy. had lots of fun cooking. <BR> Sweet dreams my friends, sleep well and God bless. Tue, 9 Dec 2014 00:37:55 EST Today did not go as planned The day started out wonderfully well with lots of sleep. <BR> I got a call for a full day assignment which is rare, but that good fortune also had some setbacks. They needed someone who could get to the assignment in 15 minutes and that meant I would be buying lunch and dinner on the road. I made good choices, but the fat and calories were still higher than I wanted, because I was not able to exercise today. tomorrow and Friday I have the same assignment so I will be able to work in exercis... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 00:40:00 EST Today has ended and tomorrow begins Today my stitches came out and I was finally able to regain control of my portion sizes. <BR> Tomorrow I want to start my exercise programs, but a busy day and last minute schedule changes may make that impossible. <BR> Sweet dreams my friends, sleep well and God bless Wed, 3 Dec 2014 00:44:08 EST December 2nd it begins a new Typing is difficult so I will keep this short. On December 2nd the stitches in my elbow and arm come out and I will once again be able and very willing to return to exercising and losing weight. I will also be able to reconnect to friends who may have thought me lost due to the absence of my daily blog, which I look forward to creating. <BR> Have a great day and when you retire for an evening of rest, <BR> sweet dreams my friend, sleep well and God bless <em>30</em> <BR> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 13:38:59 EST Remove a Part and Gain Weight Surgery went well, everything is being done left handed till December 2. Tomorrow i get to return to work, but I am only allowed to wear pull-over shirts, which I have never done while teaching. For the last two days I have not been allowed to exercise, not allowed to use right arm (the surgery was to remove an unidentified lump in my right elbow). So all day I TRIED to play solitaire on Facebook and I snacked on junk food and I DID gain weight in the last two days, so I am glad to be returni... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 00:16:18 EST Help with food identifaction My sister misunderstood what I wanted her to make. We had rice, but the sauce was a gravy base using the grease from the steak, the steaks with green and red bell peppers, sweet snap peas and onions. Not sure what terms to use to find something similar. I do not know the amount of any of the ingredients. Any ideas? Thu, 13 Nov 2014 23:29:05 EST Still Alive lol I have been overly busy, but today I found an hour to walk and I am back to writing. More later when I find more time. But for now I am doing Okay <BR> Take care my friends, sleep well and God bless Mon, 10 Nov 2014 00:03:12 EST Quick-update Doing well weight wise, some small loss and no gains, but I have been very busy with work and unable to get even the smallest amount of walking done because I do need sleep and before my closet friends ask, I have not been able to do what I love most and that is writing my books. I am trying to get everything caught up but medical procedures has been making it difficult. I have the last surgery within the next two weeks and then I can hopefully get my life back on track. <BR> Sweet dreams my ... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 00:26:17 EST Another Good Day Could have slept two more hours (needs work-tomorrow will also be less than I want) <BR> <BR> Walked 10000 steps (goal reached) <BR> <BR> Needed 6 more grams of fiber (tomorrow I will be getting some cereal that will help me reach my goal) <BR> <BR> I am now off to bed <BR> <BR> Sweet Dreams my friends, sleep well and God Bless. <BR> <BR> Perseverance is the key to success for losing weight, we must never give up for that is when all is lost. Together we can all succeed. Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:51:58 EST It is a new and sunny day Today's goals were simple: <BR> <BR> 1. Eight hours of sleep <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> 2. Eat at least 25grams of fiber <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> 3. Walk/Jog 3.1 miles (this is less than 10000 steps, but more than doing nothing, so I am happy) <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> 4. Eat Healthy <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I met all my goals today <BR> <BR> Success is having the perseverance, strength, and vision to overcome the limitations of the day when everyone including yourself is telling you th... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:33:50 EST Friday's Blog I had my Colonoscopy, Moderate diverticulosis, which means I am not eating enough fiber. I will fix that starting in the morning. They also found two polyps, I will know later the results of the biopsy. But I am not worried. Sat, 25 Oct 2014 02:11:07 EST Last normal day of eatting Today I did not track and I ate what I wanted. <BR> <BR> Starting tomorrow for two days I will be restricted to canned carrots, plain boiled potatoes, egg whites, bananas, banana flavored pop cycles, water, and coffee. <BR> <BR> On Thursday I will only be able to drink water and coffee. <BR> <BR> I can return to regular food on Friday after my medical procedure. Mon, 20 Oct 2014 21:54:41 EST Ordinary Boring Saturday Today was boring. <BR> <BR> Ate breakfast <BR> Change the blades of a ceiling fan <BR> Created a file for bills and important papers <BR> Ate lunch <BR> fell asleep working on student reports <BR> Ate dinner <BR> Relaxed <BR> Later around 10 I will go to bed <BR> Sweet dreams My friends and God bless <BR> <BR> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 21:36:53 EST New I got new shoes : ) : ) : D . Going to go for walk today <BR> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 11:10:50 EST Medical day 1 Today I got dental work and was told to eat soft food, so for lunch I had a banana, baked potato (Mashed-nothing added), Spinach, canned carrots. For Dinner Mashed potatos covered with cream corn, spinach, 1 egg over easy fried with Pam and for dessert I had 30g animal crackers and coffee. Every office mentioned the weight lose because of my picture on the Driver's License (Most asked how and I mentioned my friends on <BR> I got new glasses in the evening. At the end of the ... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 00:13:50 EST Morning has broken I awoke at 6am with but a mere 4.5 hours sleep. My eyes hurt, I am very tired and want nothing more then to doze for another few. <BR> <BR> But work beckons me to rise, for I must be ready to teach at 8am for 3 hours and then drop off completed work to the home school. I no not yet whether I will be teaching a half day in the after noon. <BR> <BR> I do have however a second student that I teach between 3:00 and 4:00pm; If I have no after noon assignments, I will schedule the student for an ... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 08:17:19 EST Cold For the last week everyone in the family has been sick and I have been able to stay healthy till last night and today. I will return when I am feeling better, I have the Common Cold <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sweet dreams my friends, sleep well and God Bless <BR> <BR> STAY HEALTHY Tue, 30 Sep 2014 21:19:20 EST Productive and Busy This continue to be a very productive yet busy month. I have not gained weight and on a few weeks have lost small amounts, which is good because I have not had time to exercise, it comes down to sleep time or exercise time and sleep is more important because I can control my eating. I will try to blog more, but it is difficult given the lack of time (I am doing this blog at 3:42am and I am going to bed). <BR> <BR> Sweet dreams my friends, sleep well and God bless <BR> <BR> <img src="http:/... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 04:45:27 EST Positive Challenge The song that says it all. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I have faith in all my friends Sat, 20 Sep 2014 04:11:46 EST No ordinary day Very Tired, going to bed soon. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> No opportunities to exercise <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I am eating in the low end of my calorie range. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I what to re establish my routine, but doctor visits and surgery are making that almost impossible till November <BR> <BR> Sweet dreams my friends, s... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:39:38 EST Normal day Got 4 hours sleep (Yes I need more) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Need more hours in a day <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Taught Advanced Biology students for a half day (They were great) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Fell asleep watching TV before support <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Good Supper <BR>... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 23:21:14 EST And the day begins Up at 5am. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Doing laundry and eating breakfast (one load washed and folded and a second load started, 4 more loads). <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Relaxed for 10 minutes with solitaire <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Off to work <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a gr... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 07:28:42 EST Its Monday I had a good day, I ate within the lower limits of my range. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I feel full. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I need energy. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I need sleep (have to stay up till 10:30pm (To receive assignment for the next day). <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Tak... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 22:07:40 EST Quick note I am walking, but not enough at one time to count as exercise, just too much to do. I am eating correctly and I am therefore still losing weight. Hope things will stabilize so I can return to walking. On the plus side during my last week of walking, I was beginning to blend in jogging up to 1/2 mile without difficulty. Sat, 6 Sep 2014 00:29:14 EST The end of the day It has been busy preparing to teach tomorrow. So I was not able to walk today. <BR> I have to go to bed now, I am going to be up at 5am. <BR> Sweet dreams my friends, sleep well and God bless Mon, 1 Sep 2014 23:45:07 EST Things were going well My sister has returned, but with lots of restrictions. I am hoping this stay will be a lot less stress than before. Time will tell Mon, 1 Sep 2014 18:49:29 EST It just got much better My sister, which was a stress and made it difficult to exercise and stay on track decided to move out and move on with her life. I can now get back on track. <BR> The picture says it all <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sweet dreams my friends, sleep well and God bless Sun, 31 Aug 2014 04:20:06 EST Very quick update I have not had the time to be on sparkpeople this week. I am hoping next week will be better, I may be moving back to Michigan within the month, I will know within two weeks. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 22:38:28 EST Sometimes things do not go as planned Woke up to go for a walk <BR> <img src=""> <BR> then to teach <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Thunderstorm and rain so no walk <BR> <img src=""> <BR> My student was sick so no teaching today <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Relaxed all day talking to my better half <BR> <img src="http://pho... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:53:26 EST A much better day The Lazy bug is not dead, but he is severely injured. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Today I was back to teaching, very glad summer break is over. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I reached my walking goal, this is the first time in seven days that I walked over 10,000 steps. I walked over 11,000 today, 10,000 of those were exercise steps. <BR> <img src=" Mon, 18 Aug 2014 23:36:12 EST Bitten This week has been the worse. I have been bitten by a big lazy bug. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> He is full of excuses for not walking. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Need to get back on track <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:59:49 EST Update blah School starts on Monday which is good. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Having an a semi permanent guest (sister) who needs my help has not been helpful <BR> <img src=""> <BR> She shares in the cooking, but is just starting to understand why I want everything weighed <BR> <img src=""> <BR> She is however irresponsible where time is concern... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:28:22 EST Today- BORING Donated plasma <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Exchanged shirts (I have lost enough to wear fitted rather than regular fit <em>30</em> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Relaxed watching TV while playing Bingo and Solitaire <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Then to bed <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Swee... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 00:17:18 EST It can go from good to bad Today Was great all the way to dinner. My sister decided she wanted to make dinner. I told here how to weight everything so I could track my food. when it was done I learned she had not weighted the veggies, sauce, butter, flour, or milk and did not know how many serving the dish had. She said she could not see how they could have that much calories so not a big deal. So I decided today might as well be my off day, had a bowl of ice cream and will start over tomorrow and my sister will NEVER ... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 01:04:59 EST For those in love I was thinking about and missing my girlfriend and I found this. The poster says it all <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sweet dreams my friends, sleep well and God bless Sat, 9 Aug 2014 05:21:34 EST Cinderella Day Today has been CRAZY. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Woke up feeling fat. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Wanted to go for a walk and before I stepped outside the Cinderella effect started. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Three members of the family wanted scrambled eggs with toast. <BR> <img src="">... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 00:38:12 EST Morning Blah For the first time I woke up and felt like I had gained a lot of weight- I actually felt fat, which is new for me and to top it off I am at my lowest weight in 3 decades. I plan to go for a walk after the cloths are washed and see if that makes the day better. Wed, 6 Aug 2014 13:26:03 EST Tuesdays Blog: A day for a Journey Woke up to a day full of potential. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Today's journey was full of obstacles with opportunities to learn, grow, and succeed. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Achieved my goals for today. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Off to bed soon <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Sweet dreams my f... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 01:16:54 EST Happy productive day so far Detailed washed my car, got off every tar and sap spot (160 minutes) <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Two coats of wax. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Late lunch <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Going out to walk for 2 hours <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today has so far been great Sun, 3 Aug 2014 17:43:51 EST A wonderful Saturday <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sweet dreams my friends, sleep well and God bless Sun, 3 Aug 2014 00:38:31 EST