TANGO5617's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TANGO5617 TANGO5617'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/ The Latest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4085522 Here it is! My latest post: <link>www.turkeylists.blogspot.com </link> Sat, 12 Mar 2011 01:56:48 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4057278 The star chart is working!!!! I'm on my 10th day of enthusiastic (and consistent) Sparking!!! Happy New Book To Me!!!!! <BR> <BR> Speaking of books, I've got a new blog post up too, which is also wonderful! I'm really enjoying this blog thingy: <link>www.turkeylists.blogspot.com </link> Tue, 1 Mar 2011 11:39:46 EST External Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4032495 In the name of getting myself back on track, my new (sweet) husband and I have agreed on some external motivators. :) <BR> <BR> Drumroll Please! <BR> <BR> 1. Henceforth, I will buy one beautiful dress for our anniversary, each year. This will be a good motivator for me, and will also build up my collection of symphony-worthy dresses! (This one was my idea!) <BR> <BR> 2. For each 5 pounds lost, I will buy a pair of jeans / shirt / etc. as a celebration. (This one is my husband's idea.... Sun, 20 Feb 2011 13:38:18 EST Goals and Resolutions for 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1653047 1. I will give at least 5 hugs each day. <BR> <BR> 2. I will learn to do the splits. (ballet class?) <BR> <BR> 3. I will mindfully exercise 5 days each week. <BR> · dancing <BR> · gym <BR> · videos <BR> <BR> 4. I will track my expenses daily. <BR> · YNAB <BR> <BR> 5. I will take at least one quilting class. <BR> <BR> 6. I will finish at least 3 quilts this year. <BR> <BR> 7. I will log on to Sparkpeople each day. <BR> <BR> 8. I will continue taking lunch and snack to school at ... Sun, 4 Jan 2009 15:00:32 EST Time-savers for eating healthy . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1562944 Ok, here goes . . . my first blog entry using a prompt! <BR> <BR> My grocery list has a new category . . . "Snackums" . . . by which I mean things that are prepackaged, or easy to subdivide, are healthful, and can be grabbed in moments as I hurry out the door. As I'm now packing my lunch with me to work every day, some mornings I have time to make a sandwich, and some I don't. "Snackums" make sure that even on the really REALLY fast mornings, I still have time to pack some sort of lunch. ... Wed, 12 Nov 2008 19:28:55 EST Restart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1297480 Well, my friends, today is the new beginning for me. Dealing with tons of stress and a lot of heartache, I'd let Sparkpeople slide to the point that I wasn't even logging on to spin the wheel anymore. It just seemed too much extra effort. And yes, I started gaining weight again, as my anti-depressant of choice is ice cream. <BR> <BR> So, the good news is that I spent a lot of time this week catching up on sleep, and I woke up this morning ready to do a restart! Those new consistency s... Fri, 27 Jun 2008 10:35:18 EST Insanity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1274936 So, this is just a quick note to update everyone . . . my schedule is INSANE right now. <BR> <BR> Saturday: teach from 9 am to 5 pm and then drive 200 miles. <BR> Sunday: teach 10 am to 7 pm <BR> Monday: teach from 1 pm until 10 pm <BR> Tuesday: teach 9 am to 5 pm <BR> Wednesday: drive 200 miles back home <BR> Thursday: Before it changed, I WAS teaching all day this day too. <BR> Friday: collapse in a heap, then pack to do it all over again. <BR> <BR> Yup, that's what I'm up to for the ne... Tue, 17 Jun 2008 01:25:35 EST Good Habits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1127456 Well, I've just checked, and as of April 4th, I've been a member of Spark people for over two years now. What has changed? <BR> <BR> I've lost nearly 40 pounds so far, most of it in the first 7 months with Spark people. Then, I maintained that weight loss through about 7 different major life stressors (ended an engagement, quit a job, moved, death in family, serious illness in family, moved again, started new job). It's been an interesting year or two. What helped? My new good habits that S... Mon, 7 Apr 2008 23:41:10 EST Update - body image http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=846800 Ok, so here it is. I just spent HOURS online playing with My Virtual Model. And I've discovered something. When I put in my start weight, I was shocked at how heavy I was. Truly gasping-out-loud shocked. Then, when I saw how far I've come, I was really surprised. <BR> <BR> Now, the interesting bit . . . I don't see much difference between my current weight 165 (ISH) and 135 . . . at least not on the virtual model. <BR> <BR> I know (and pray) that the additional weight loss will (co... Sun, 2 Dec 2007 02:23:19 EST Blue http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=302231 I'm really blue today. Thus the page color change. <BR> <BR> I really need to call a friend and go exercise. That will help. <BR> <BR> <BR> It must. Tue, 31 Oct 2006 16:57:45 EST