TEDYBEAR2838's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TEDYBEAR2838 TEDYBEAR2838'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/ 1/29/15 Thursday Still on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865505 1/29/15 Thursday Still on track <BR> <BR> Still on track logging my calories and <BR> eating so much better than I have for a long <BR> time. It's been a great January. <BR> <BR> TODAYS TOTALS: <BR> <BR> CALORIES 1298 {1230-1580 GOAL } <BR> <BR> CARBS 127 {154-198 GOAL } <BR> <BR> FAT 74 {41-53 GOAL } <BR> <BR> PROTEIN 60 {62-79 GOAL} <BR> <BR> FIBER 29 {25-35 GOAL} <BR> <BR> I have walked 85 miles so far this month. <BR> That's 2.9 miles per day. I like that. <BR>... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:32:26 EST Wednesday 1/28/15 Another good Day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864770 Here it is the 28th of Jan already! <BR> <BR> I had another good day. I'm building one day onto the <BR> next one, which eventually adds up to SUCCESS! <BR> <BR> I am successful. I am strong. I am able to make CONSCIOUS <BR> decision about my food and other areas of my life. <BR> <BR> I can visualize myself at my goal weight. <BR> <BR> I WILL SUCCEED! <BR> <BR> My stats for the day: <BR> <BR> TODAYS TOTALS: <BR> CALORIES 1251 {1230-1580 GOAL } <BR> <BR> CARBS 98 {154-198 GOAL } ... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:24:19 EST 1/27/15 Tuesday....5 days since I checked in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864049 1/27/15 Tuesday <BR> <BR> It's been a few day since I checked in. <BR> I was away from Friday till afternoon on Monday. <BR> House/Dog sitting and visiting other friends over <BR> night on Fri & Sun. <BR> <BR> It was a great weekend. Love the little dog I sit for. <BR> He's 3 and such a fun loving one. <BR> <BR> <BR> TODAYS TOTALS: <BR> <BR> CALORIES 1424 {1230-1580 GOAL } <BR> <BR> CARBS 160 {154-198 GOAL } <BR> <BR> FAT 60 {41-53 GOAL } <BR> <BR> PROTEIN 77 {62-79 GOAL} <B... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:53:08 EST 1/22/15 Checking In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860550 1/22/15 Checking in & signing off for the night. <BR> <BR> It was a good day. Was home almost all day. Did <BR> a few short errands but that was it. <BR> <BR> Here are my stats for the day: <BR> <BR> TODAYS TOTALS: <BR> <BR> CALORIES 1490 {1230-1580 GOAL } <BR> <BR> CARBS 208 {154-198 GOAL } <BR> <BR> FAT 45 {41-53 GOAL } <BR> <BR> PROTEIN 81 {62-79 GOAL} <BR> <BR> FIBER 26 {25-35 GOAL} <BR> <BR> I also got in 7367 steps for 3.28 miles. <BR> <BR> I try to get over... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 21:06:34 EST 1/21/15 Another good day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859858 Food Stats: <BR> <BR> TODAYS TOTALS: <BR> <BR> CALORIES 1272 {1230-1580 GOAL } <BR> <BR> CARBS 115 {154-198 GOAL } <BR> <BR> FAT 65 {41-53 GOAL } <BR> <BR> PROTEIN 84 {62-79 GOAL} <BR> <BR> FIBER 20 {25-35 GOAL} <BR> <BR> Very pleased with my progress. Staying accountable. <BR> Working my program & making the best choices <BR> under the circumstances. <BR> <BR> Weight is coming down slowly, but I can see physical <BR> changes & I like that. <BR> <BR> Hope you are all ... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:34:57 EST 1/20/15 Good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858968 It was a good day <BR> <BR> My food was on the low side, so that is a nice thing. Still <BR> have a small snack to go. I think I'll make my fruit smoothie <BR> mix tonight. <BR> <BR> Here is the sweet potato I made for the next 4 days. <BR> I washed, scored on 4 sides, wrapped in wet paper towel <BR> & put in the microwave for 13 min. Then let it sit in there <BR> when done for about 20 min. <BR> <BR> This one was 2 pounds. $ .58 a pound <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkp... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 19:10:36 EST 1/19/15 Checking in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858215 Ate VERY WELL! <BR> Enjoyed my food. <BR> Was not hungry. <BR> <BR> Stats for today: <BR> <BR> TODAYS TOTALS: <BR> <BR> CALORIES 1274 {1230-1580 GOAL } <BR> <BR> CARBS 176 {154-198 GOAL } <BR> <BR> FAT 43 {41-53 GOAL } <BR> <BR> PROTEIN 50 {62-79 GOAL} <BR> <BR> FIBER 25 {25-35 GOAL} <BR> <BR> It's been a good day. Made myself go back to the mall. <BR> Was a bit apprehensive, just a bit, but was find. I walked <BR> the entire mall & stopped to talk to the folks at our... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:01:55 EST 1/18/15 Blog 4 - last one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857445 My totals for eating today: <BR> <BR> TODAYS TOTALS: <BR> <BR> CALORIES 1293 {1230-1580 GOAL } <BR> <BR> CARBS 152 {154-198 GOAL } <BR> <BR> FAT 43 {41-53 GOAL } <BR> <BR> PROTEIN 81 {62-79 GOAL} <BR> <BR> FIBER 18 {25-35 GOAL} <BR> <BR> Fantastic Day! <BR> Feels Great! <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> <BR> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 21:45:50 EST 1/18/14 Blog #3 - Lunch Goals Met! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857127 LUNCH GOALS & ACTUAL <BR> <BR> CALORIES 330 {308-395 GOAL } <BR> <BR> CARBS 32 {38-49 GOAL } <BR> <BR> FAT 14 {10-13 GOAL } <BR> <BR> PROTEIN 24 {15-20 GOAL} <BR> <BR> FIBER 7 {6-9 GOAL} <BR> <BR> just sharing my goals for today. <BR> <BR> loving it! <BR> <BR> lunch <em>248</em> <BR> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 12:42:18 EST 1/18/15 Blog 2 - Breakfast goals! Right ON! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856991 Here are my totals for breakfast. <BR> Just got back from a 1.4 mile walk. <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST GOALS & ACTUAL <BR> <BR> CALORIES 305 {308-395 GOAL } <BR> <BR> CARBS 38 {38-49 GOAL } <BR> <BR> FAT 11 {10-13 GOAL } <BR> <BR> PROTEIN 12 {15-20 GOAL} <BR> <BR> FIBER 1 {6-9 GOAL} <BR> <BR> On track, plan to keep it that way. <BR> <BR> The food tracker is a really great tool <BR> If you don't use it, give it a try. Once you <BR> get the hang of it, you can learn to add... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 09:48:13 EST 1/18/15 Saturday Most Scary Day in My Life--so far. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856935 Many of you heard about the shooting at the <BR> Melbourne Square Mall, in Melbourne, FL. <BR> <BR> I was at the food court with friends, like most <BR> Saturday mornings. Mall walkers get in at 9AM. <BR> <BR> We were sitting there, chatting as usual. My purse <BR> was laying on the table & I had a cup of Auntie <BR> Ann's Iced coffee in front of me. <BR> <BR> Then it started. We heard a LOUD noise, we all <BR> looked in the direction where the sound came from <BR> and wondered what t... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 08:05:44 EST Jan 16, 2015 Friday Evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856090 It was a good day. Worked from sun up till <BR> about 8PM on Ebay. Listing, etc. It was a <BR> good work day. <BR> <BR> TODAYS TOTALS: <BR> <BR> CALORIES 1575 {1230-1580 GOAL } <BR> <BR> CARBS 226 {154-198 GOAL } <BR> <BR> FAT 53 {41-53 GOAL } <BR> <BR> PROTEIN 64 {62-79 GOAL} <BR> <BR> FIBER 38 {25-35 GOAL} <BR> <BR> I am pleased with my totals. I have been doing <BR> pretty well in these categories. <BR> <BR> Everyone have a wonderful, safe, weekend. <BR> <BR> Make... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 22:19:40 EST Jan 9, 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850673 Jan 9, 2015 <BR> <BR> A week has gone by in the new year already! <BR> Wow, time flies weather or not you are having <BR> fun. So let's have fun this year. <BR> <BR> Let's put ourselves in overdrive and do something <BR> GOOD FOR US! Good for our Bodies. <BR> Good for the Environment. <BR> Good for Humanity. <BR> <BR> Let's make this a year of stretching ourselves. <BR> <BR> I'm working on doing that. <BR> <BR> Have a Fantastic New Year 2015! <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Fri, 9 Jan 2015 22:30:27 EST 60 Yr Old World Record Gymnast! Amazing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849032 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailysp<BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=123 </link> <BR> <BR> Hi Everyone, just wanted to share this with you. <BR> She is amazing. Subtitles below pictures. <BR> You can pause, read it, then resume. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is having a wonderful, Spark kind of beginning <BR> to 2015! <BR> <BR> Wed, 7 Jan 2015 22:23:32 EST Friday 10/31/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808202 Friday 10/31/14 <BR> <BR> I am away house sitting. I am making my own food, <BR> eating on program, not nibbling in between meals <BR> except for what is allowed on my program. <BR> I eat 3 meals and 3 snacks most days. <BR> <BR> Staying well within my calorie range. <BR> <BR> I'm happy about that. Exercising as much as I can. try to get <BR> at least 5000 steps in during the day. Have been able to do <BR> that pretty well. <BR> <BR> Have a great HALLOWEEN. Be safe out there. <BR> <BR... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 14:15:14 EST 10/27/14 Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805896 10/27/14 Monday <BR> <BR> Another day of making OVER 10,000 steps. <BR> I'm so excited. It's hard for me to do that. <BR> 5,000 no problem if I try hard but the 10,000 <BR> hopefully will be more common place. <BR> <BR> With my eating on program, I think the 2 will really <BR> help me lose the rest of my weight. <BR> <BR> Let's DO IT! Mon, 27 Oct 2014 19:05:55 EST 10/26/14 Exercise Minutes/Miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805223 <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> 10,985 steps today <em>311</em> & <BR> 5 miles <em>84</em> Sun, 26 Oct 2014 20:30:09 EST Sunday 10/26/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805026 Sunday 10/26/14 <BR> <BR> Not feeling well today, not really sick, just off center. <BR> Many people say I am off center all the time. <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Anyway, did 2 loads of laundry, ate 2 healthy meals. <BR> Tracking my food as I go along. Eating healthy! <BR> <em>291</em> <em>258</em> <em>550</em> <BR> <BR> Enjoyed a walk, 1.5 miles, at 7AM. Brisk 66 degrees. <BR> Needed a sweater, I do live in FL... <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Enjoy your Sunday. <BR> I'm spendi... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 12:27:41 EST Saturday 10/25/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804736 Saturday 10/25/14 <BR> <BR> Nice day. Weather is great in FL. Not overly <BR> hot as it has been, but still warm. Cool mornings, <BR> Cooler evenings. <BR> <BR> Watching everything I eat. Being careful. <BR> <BR> Happy with my progress. <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a beautiful Sunday. <BR> <BR> Sat, 25 Oct 2014 22:01:05 EST Friday 10/24/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804157 Friday, 10/24/14 <BR> <BR> It's been a great week for me. <BR> <BR> I lost 2 pounds. I am under 210 finally <BR> after so long. Last week was 209.5 <BR> today 207.5. <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> Watching what I eat, exercising regularly, <BR> most days 2.5 miles & some 5. Feels great. <BR> I told the Lord I will do this as long as He <BR> gives me the strength! <BR> <BR> I walk in the grocery store and look at fresh <BR> foods, things I can make and create myself without <BR> too mu... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 19:42:37 EST 10/18/14 Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800310 Had a good Friday, watching my cute little puppy that <BR> I am sitting. Much better than watching kids :) ... .. <BR> My opinion of course. <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend. I'll be home Monday evening. Then I can <BR> get back to sparking more. <BR> <BR> I have religiously stuck to my eating program. Took most of my <BR> own food. I am DETERMINED! <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 10:45:51 EST 10/17/14 Away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799892 10/17/14 <BR> <BR> I'm away from home dog/house sitting. Doing well. <BR> Puppy is a pleasure and so easy .. Has a doggie door <BR> so I don't have to be there all the time. <BR> <BR> I'm tired and don't feel too great, not sure why? <BR> <BR> ANyhow, everything is ok <BR> Enjoying life away from home. <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend. Fri, 17 Oct 2014 14:12:17 EST 10/15/14 FINALLY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798629 Finally under 210! <BR> <BR> This AM weight is 209.5! <BR> <BR> Been a long time coming, but I'm watching everything. <BR> My computer is down, but I'm conscious of what I'm eating <BR> and making note. <BR> Making wise choices. Sugar #'s are coming down also. <BR> Very pleased with the progress. <BR> <BR> Will be away till Monday. Leaving today. Taking healthy <BR> stuff with me. <BR> <BR> Hugs to all! Wed, 15 Oct 2014 09:59:40 EST 10/9/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795514 10/9/14 <BR> <BR> My goodness, it's been almost a month since I blogged. <BR> <BR> Someone wake me up please!? <BR> <BR> I been doing so-so. <BR> <BR> I just went to the Dr & asked for some blood work. I know <BR> my sugar is out of control & I am just eating terribly! <BR> <BR> well, today that stopped! In my tracks. Bloodwork was not <BR> good and Dr wants to see me on Monday to discuss it. I got the <BR> results from the nurse so I can look them over and have somewhat <BR> of an... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 22:22:01 EST 9/15/14 Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780421 9/15/14 Monday <BR> <BR> Hurt my back, sciatica attack, yesterday. PAIN! <BR> Sent out a prayer request. Thank you Lord for your <BR> Goodness & Healing! <BR> <BR> Today went to chiropractor & it's feeling a lot better. <BR> Got a tens machine from my GF. Dr said it was OK. <BR> Uses those impulses but uses batteries. <BR> <BR> Feeling 90% better. <BR> <BR> Shipped 6 boxes today. <BR> <BR> That was a blessing. <BR> <BR> Have a blessed week! Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:56:50 EST 9/10/14 HI http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777415 9/10/14 HI <BR> <BR> Calories in check, but food choices <BR> still not the greatest, but I'm keeping <BR> those calories down... <BR> <BR> Not a lot of exercise but walked about <BR> an hour at a moderate pace. Having trouble <BR> with my ankle & leg hurting a lot today, <BR> so did not want to aggravate it. <BR> <BR> Staying home tonight and off it much as <BR> I can. <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a blessed day. <BR> <BR> Took a few pkgs to FedEx & listed a few things <BR> On Ebay. <BR>... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 18:19:07 EST 9/9/14 Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776778 9/9/14 Tuesday <BR> <BR> Had a good day. <BR> poor food choices, but I think I'm ok Calories <BR> Wise. Got to start to eat more healthy. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Walked over an hour <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> took a lady to Dr appointment in the AM. <BR> Then a little shopping <BR> <BR> Swam for an hour in the pool, actually moved for an <BR> hour, arms legs and talking :) .... <em>237</em> <BR> <BR> SO got in over 2 hours exercise. <BR> <BR> I'm a bit tired. Listed a ... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 19:39:49 EST 9/8/14 Good Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776133 9/8/14 Good Day <BR> <BR> Stayed in my calorie range. <BR> Choices were not necessarily the best, <BR> but I can work on that. I try to adjust. <BR> If I eat too much one meal, I'm trimming <BR> back the rest of the day. <BR> <BR> Got in exercise. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I have a morning drive for a client. <BR> I've been able to take more drives again. I missed <BR> it for a while, only doing a few here & there. <BR> <BR> Had brakes & rotors replaced on front of car. <BR> Labor $100. {Aweso... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 21:31:17 EST 9/7/14 Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775312 9/7/14 Sunday <BR> <BR> Had a great morning working on Ebay & moving some <BR> stuff around in the apt. Much more to do, but it's a start. <BR> <BR> Did a little shopping, got a good amount of walking in. <BR> over 2 hours. <BR> <BR> Ate all 3 meals and still in budget for calories, even enough <BR> for a nice snack later. It's already 6:50 ... <BR> <BR> Took my car to the shop and my GF picked me up. I went to <BR> Walmart, GPS & Dollar Tree with her. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow when car is d... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 18:20:04 EST 9/6/14 Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774692 9/6/14 Saturday <BR> <BR> It was a great day. Stayed home all morning <BR> & did Ebay & tried to straighten up the apartment. <BR> Made a little headway. <BR> <BR> Met GF for lunch at Taco Bell. <BR> <BR> Then went for Ice Cream, counted the calories. <BR> <BR> Got in a nice walk, but not enough steps. <BR> <BR> Taking car in tomorrow night to drop off to get <BR> brakes & rotars done on Monday. <BR> <BR> Locked keys in car at Taco Bell. I live close to there <BR> so my GF took me t... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 16:50:10 EST 9/4/14 Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773548 9/4/14 Thursday <BR> <BR> I decided to drop out of TOPS club. <BR> <BR> It just did not fit my lifestyle at this point <BR> in my life. Great Club & I love the concept <BR> of TOPS. It's a great organization. I belonged <BR> for about 20 yrs. Thought I could go back but <BR> it's just not for me. <BR> <BR> 3 hours from time I leave home till I get back <BR> home every THursday....just too long and other <BR> things I need to do. <BR> <BR> I LOVE my SPARKPEOPLE family. This is where I... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 20:40:01 EST 9/3/14 New Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772700 9/3/14 New Month <BR> <BR> 3rd day of the new month. 3 months till ???? <BR> If I say it you'll yell at me. I have already bought <BR> 3 things.... Getting a jump start. <BR> <BR> It has been a good day. I'm pleased with how I am doing <BR> but could be doing much better. <BR> <BR> Small steps. <BR> <BR> We are in this together & <em>381</em> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 14:39:04 EST 9/2/14 Good to be Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772139 9/2/14 Good to be Home sleeping in my own bed! <BR> <BR> Nice visit with the grandkids. We survived each other :) <BR> <BR> Ate pretty good today, not great, but better than I have been. <BR> <BR> got over 10,000 steps!!!!! <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> I am very happy about that. It's very hard to me to do. I can usually <BR> get 5-7,000 but boy pushing that 10 is hard work! I'm glad I did it. I gave <BR> it that extra push after dinner tonight. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> T-O-G-E-T-H-E... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 20:18:33 EST 9/1/14 Hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771381 9/1/14 Hi <BR> <BR> It's been a long 2 days. Watching my <BR> 3 grandkids from Early Sun Morning till <BR> at least midnight tonight. Longer than I <BR> was supposed to. <BR> <BR> Was supposed to get up 5am tomorrow to <BR> take a man to Dialysis. Fortunately for me <BR> that was cancelled. <BR> <BR> SO that's good I can go home and sleep in my <BR> own bed, after I lay down here for a bit, <BR> till they get in. <BR> <BR> I'm tired, its just exhausting to be responsible <BR> for ... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:00:32 EST 8/30/14 Car better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769962 8/30/14 Car better <BR> <BR> Guy came to tow the car today and he was <BR> able to get the tire off and change it to the spare. <BR> Now I have the donut on. WOn't be doing much driving <BR> this weekend with watching the grandkids so that is good. <BR> I can use my daughters car also while I am there. <BR> <BR> I'm tired, made some chicken noodle soup, the old cheat <BR> way, but I just need to go sleep. <BR> <BR> Going to be a hectic next 2 days with 3 grandkids. <BR> <BR> Thanks for ... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:39:34 EST 8/29/14 New Dawn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769219 8/29/14 Friday - New Dawn - New Day - New Start <BR> <BR> I decided I got to change things up. Do thing different, <BR> or do things that I used to do when I was consistently <BR> losing weight. <BR> <BR> I MUST get back under 200 to the One-derland. <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> I miss them! I want them Back, but Only I can make <BR> it happen. <BR> <BR> Will track my weight, write it down. <BR> Will track my sugar, write it down. <BR> Will track my steps & miles walked, write ... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 08:03:35 EST Thursday 8/28/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769021 Thursday 8/28/14 <BR> <BR> Went to TOPS this AM. Gained 1.75#. <BR> Bummer! <BR> <BR> This too shall pass. <BR> <BR> When I started Dec 19th last year at TOPS <BR> I weighed 207 pounds <BR> Now I weigh 215.50. <BR> Definitely the wrong direction. <BR> I am definitely going to regroup, change <BR> direction, change my mind, do things different, <BR> need to set goals etc. <BR> <BR> Other than that, I'm on the mend, still somewhat <BR> off center, but making progress. <BR> <BR> It's late ... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 22:42:56 EST 8/23/14 Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765704 8/23/14 Saturday <BR> <BR> Up & down eating Day. Actually, <BR> Terrible! <BR> <BR> But it's over, on to better days to come. <BR> I keep saying that & it will happen. <BR> <BR> I hope you've had a good weekend. My <BR> exercise is less than normal today. I am <BR> usually pretty good with that. <BR> <BR> Church services tonight were AWESOME! <BR> <BR> My grandson is preaching at his church tomorrow <BR> night so I will be going to that. <BR> <BR> He will attend Pensacola Christian ... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 21:53:25 EST 8/18/14 weather changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762296 8/18/14 weather changes <BR> <BR> Look at earlier this afternoon: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1543673627.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l247198424.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l757245248.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1420921377.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In Florida, if you don't like the weather one minute, wait, it will <BR> change shortly. <BR> <BR> N... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 17:21:25 EST 8/17/14 Time Slips Away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761724 8/17/14 Time Slips Away <BR> <BR> well, it's been a few days since I wrote an <BR> update. <BR> <BR> I gained a pound at TOPS this week. I'm going <BR> in the wrong direction, but about to change that. <BR> Have had a really good week, keeping my calories <BR> lower and happy with that. Should be a loss this <BR> week. <BR> <BR> I made some split pea soup. <BR> Olive Oil; dry split peas; onion; garlic; smoked pork <BR> neck bones. Not a lot of meat, just great flavor. <BR> Pick sma... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:27:48 EST Monday 8/11/14 In the Middle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757739 Monday 8/11/14 <BR> <BR> Not the best week on record, but not the worse either, <BR> so I guess I'm in the middle of the road. Hope to not get <BR> run over.... <BR> <BR> Up & down food wise. <BR> Exercise is good. <BR> <BR> Let's turn this around and go in the "right" direction! <BR> <BR> Mon, 11 Aug 2014 18:20:43 EST SATURDAY 8/9/14 THANK YOU http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756546 SATURDAY 8/9/14 THANK YOU <BR> <BR> Today was a great day! Had a really nice long <BR> leisurely breakfast, just my daughter & me. <BR> SHe has 4 kids, from 7 - 19 so it's hard to get <BR> time alone with her. So that was good. <BR> <BR> Made her a nice card, told her how I am so proud <BR> of the Woman she has become. <BR> <BR> I got together a pkg of Her baby album I kept, <BR> notes from doctors, weight when born, time when <BR> born, stuff like the. Gave her photos of a dear frien... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 21:02:03 EST Friday 8/8/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756005 Friday 8/8/14 <BR> <BR> Stayed the same this week at TOPS. So that, in itself, <BR> is a good thing and a motivator to do better. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is my daughter's 43rd birthday. I told her <BR> I am going to have anything I want for breakfast. I'm taking <BR> her to Bob Evans, her favorite breakfast spot. Anyway, I <BR> said I didn't get breakfast 43 yrs ago tomorrow, so I'm just <BR> making up for what I lost. <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> I guess any excuse right. Then, right back ... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 22:13:36 EST Tues 7/29/14 Been 5 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749152 Tues 7/29/14 Been 5 days <BR> <BR> Been 5 days since I made a blog. Bout time. <BR> <BR> Keeping really busy with Ebay. Buying a few <BR> things here & there, but basically trying to list <BR> what I have. If it's inexpensive, worth a lot more, <BR> then I'll get it. <BR> <BR> Food is NOT going well. Most of the rest of my life <BR> is fine. Getting my act together consistently is the <BR> main problem. I know What to do now I just have to <BR> DO IT! <BR> <BR> Sort of forgot about... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 19:20:50 EST Thursday 7/24/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745979 Thursday 7/24/14 <BR> <BR> Tuesday night I watched <BR> Extreme Weight Loss on TV <BR> I enjoy the show & I realize it's not <BR> realistic for us to do that. <BR> THey are in special situations; trainers; <BR> Doctors supervising, etc. Get to go to <BR> a controlled environment etc. <BR> <BR> BUT, Chris looked right in the camera <BR> and said TO ME {Well it seemed like he <BR> was talking to ME} <BR> <BR> "WHERE WILL YOU BE IN 90 DAYS} <BR> <BR> Wow, made me stop and think. 90 days ... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 22:07:44 EST Monday 7/14/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738875 Monday 7/14/14 <BR> <BR> Monday was a pretty good day for me, <BR> not perfect, but who is. <BR> <BR> I had a good weekend, pretty much kept at <BR> the high end of my calorie range, but still <BR> concentrating on making it better. <BR> <BR> Had a big gain at TOPS last Thursday. This <BR> week WILL be a loss. <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Mon, 14 Jul 2014 20:37:26 EST Friday Already! 7/11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736919 Friday Already! 7/11/14 <BR> <BR> Where did the week go? It was not the best week <BR> on record for eating, but I had a good week otherwise. <BR> <BR> I am back on track today & that feels good. <BR> <BR> Have a Wonderful Relaxing Weekend!Q <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Fri, 11 Jul 2014 19:30:20 EST Monday 7/7/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733982 Monday 7/7/14 <BR> <BR> Well, today is the last time I get to see <BR> my son, but so much better than not seeing him <BR> at all! Love him & his GF. They are so sweet! <BR> We are going to a Bar-B-Q place for dinner. That will <BR> be nice. Not far from their hotel. <BR> <BR> They are leaving early in the morning. Need to be in <BR> Orlando for flight takes off 10:30. They really need to <BR> leave the hotel before 8 as they have a rental to return <BR> also. <BR> <BR> I have not se... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 17:25:41 EST Sunday 7/6/14 Surprise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733345 Sunday 7/6/14 Surprise! <BR> <BR> On Friday, the 4th, I spent the day at my daughters. <BR> <BR> I was going to stay at my GF's 45 miles from here, since I was <BR> already up there house/dog sitting for another person. My daughter <BR> invited me for a bar-b-q and I didn't commit, saying I would probably <BR> stay at my GF's. So I mentioned it to my GF and she said, maybe you <BR> should go to your daughters. My daughter had called her and told <BR> her the following: <BR> <BR> My son, ... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 20:55:31 EST Saturday - Still Sparking, Still sticking with my program http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727849 Saturday - Still Sparking, Still sticking with my program <BR> <BR> In the middle of week 3 watching my intake & working on <BR> getting 5000 - 10,000 steps a day. Doing very well in that <BR> respect. <BR> <BR> Happy To be back on Program! Feels great! <BR> <BR> Happy weekend to all! Sat, 28 Jun 2014 16:22:13 EST