TEACHERLIN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TEACHERLIN TEACHERLIN'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/ Beware the evenings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6172495 I really did well eating the right way yesterday until dinner came. My major weakness, hot bread and real butter attacked. I had made a pan of cornbread to eat with homemade beef veggie soup. It was to die for. All of the salt brought on swollen ring fingers and half a pound on the scales. So far I've been eating right today. Hopefully I won't cave at dinner. I need cheer-leaders. Sun, 29 May 2016 13:55:13 EST Sparking again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6170973 I've taken a break from watching calories, so, of course, I've put on the 16 pounds I'd been so proud to drop. Looks like I'd learn. I've been putting off SparksPeople but now, I wonder why. Thanks, Sparks, for making it so easy to use. Since I've been active here, I've been relieved of taking care of my 90 year old invalid Mom. My younger sisters and a niece are now sharing responsibilities. My challenge now is that I'm moving from my home of 30+ years near El Dorado, Arkansas, to a small... Thu, 26 May 2016 20:34:13 EST Adjusting my Words http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336236 I'm a member of several groups on Facebook that emphasize the power of words. I've just realized that when I drop weight, I indicate that I've "lost it". It just occurred to me that saying you lost something implies that you are looking for it. LOL Well, I'm down another 2 pounds and I don't want to find it again. <BR> <BR> I'm down 16 pounds now, and haven't changed my activity level, at all. I know that's a mistake, but I'm a couch potato. I can make up so many excuses not to get o... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 10:27:08 EST I've got to get real. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5300187 In looking at my nutrition chart for the last few days, I'm getting off track. Let's admit it, I'm a chip-aholic. Chips are still around from our last family gathering. It's really hard for me to walk past them. Duh. I just got smart and put them out of my easy reach. I've lost 12 pounds. I want to keep them lost. And I have that many and more that I still want to shed. <BR> <BR> I was really getting excited about getting out and enjoying this early Spring, but I must have scared it... Mon, 25 Mar 2013 23:29:51 EST Weekends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5297628 Do you kind of go crazy on the weekends? I'm so religious with my salads and baby carrots during the week that I feel that I can reward myself on the weekends. Last night (Friday), I went over my 1500 limit by about 50 calories. I think that went pretty well. <BR> <BR> But how do you stay within reason when invited to a fish fry? How can a word as small as 'fry' be so calorie laden! Yes, a friend had a fish fry today at lunch. I ate with reason and still bagged in at over 1200 calories... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 21:16:26 EST Who was I trying to fool? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5293694 I reluctantly got on the scale this morning and find that I'm still losing weight! 178.5 as opposed to 190 In mid February! Finally, I think I've got this. <BR> <BR> I've been told by instructors that I have an analytical mind. By being honest with my nutrition tracker, document each and every uh-oh, I am seeing results. In the past, I'd use my ::guesstamation:: at the calories that I was probably ingesting. I'd try to mentally block all of the ::slides:: to the wayside I made with poo... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 12:33:04 EST Attempting Some Resemblance of a Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5285851 I've never blogged before, but I journal regularly, so how different can it be? <BR> <BR> I'm so glad that I have found SparkPeople. It is definitely helping me. I'm enjoying the posts, blogs, informative articles, and the Spark Tools. My favorite is the Nutrition Calculator. I'm really getting an education on calories. <BR> <BR> I'm 63, so I've spent probably 50 years on a diet at one time or another. I was a skinny child until third grade. As it turned out, I was a sickly child, w... Wed, 13 Mar 2013 22:20:40 EST