TEXASJENNE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TEXASJENNE TEXASJENNE'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/ Resetting the ticker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6444026 I actually have lost several pounds the past 30 days, but when I reset the ticker today it took me to zero. Nonetheless, I am having great success with Spark People. Thank you! Thu, 28 Dec 2017 11:38:13 EST Desert Living http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6435488 Moved out here to the Chihuahuan desert in October. Really got serious about dieting yesterday and I can already feel the difference. Spark People worked for me last time I used it so going to be very selfish this holiday season, will cook what I can eat and buy the pies and cookies or make the dough and let others roll and cook them. Tue, 28 Nov 2017 11:24:37 EST I'm in control now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6355133 Letting go of the past, journeling, taking control of my health (all the pills the dotors prescribed for my high blood pressure made me sick), and forgiving myself and others has been a long five year journey since my mother passed five years ago. I'm downsizing my life and my body for good now, this is going to work this time, I will not sabotage my new lifestyle. Good news is I only gained back 3 lbs in a year, so at least I'm pretty stable, and I only gained that weight back this spring... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 09:50:37 EST Sticking to it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6251584 I eliminated beef and chicken, just have fish now, and venison. Have walked four out of five days, and hope to lose the ten pounds I gained back this year. Won't give up this time or stop using Spark People, it works. Fri, 14 Oct 2016 17:50:15 EST Lowfat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688299 I was using whole milk Bulgarian yogurt and whole milk, having read it would curb hunger pangs. However, I am not losing any more weight, so today bought 1% milk, lowfat yogurt, and diet dressings, as well as no fat mayo. I refuse to use artificial sweetners and have some stevia on hand, but just avoid sweets as much as possible. We'll see how this works with the walking. Mon, 5 May 2014 19:29:56 EST I'm a Loser http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674623 Lost two more pounds this week for a total of 12 pounds since January. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 20:55:40 EST Magnesium Miracle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539231 Was listening to an interview of Dr. Carolyn Dean whose newest book is titled "The Magnesium Miracle". I bought some epsom salts and took a soak bath, was relaxing, and am now taking one 500 mg magnesium pill a day to bring down my blood pressure. I walk my dog every day along the river for a mile or more. <BR> I am going to get off this bp meds. <BR> Also listened to an interview of Paul Stamets on Coast to Coast AM - he is doing amazing research into mushrooms - mycelium to be exact. The... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 12:57:09 EST Year of Downsizing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473274 Robert and I have spent the Labor Day weekend fixing up the house in order to sell it in a few months. We removed the front doors in order to repaint them and had to hang a sheet up as it got up in the nineties. Today it is supposed to be 102 so we may have to turn off the air conditioner when we removed the doors for a second coat. <BR> <BR> We plan on getting rid of half our belongings. There is too much stuff and I think it gets in the way of losing weight and having time for leisure a... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 09:18:56 EST Set my ticker tape http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405347 Thank you for instructions on setting my ticker tape. I keep bouncing up and down but am determined to succeed this time. I am so inspired by other Spark People! Sat, 29 Jun 2013 10:02:48 EST Ticker Tape http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403326 How does one get a ticker tape started on their spark page for measuring weight loss? Thu, 27 Jun 2013 09:31:21 EST Where did the year go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402708 When I use Spark People, I lose. Anyway, my clothes fit again and I feel lighter, I think I have lost five pounds this spring. I'm much more aware of what I eat now thanks to Spark People. Hopefully in the fall things will settle down around here and I can start getting out and meeting other Spark folks in the San Antonio and hill country area. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 17:38:47 EST Busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125701 I finally have begun the task of sorting through my mother's closets (she passed this year). I am saving many of the smaller sizes and packing them in suitcases as motivation. My mother was a consummate thrift store shopper and has beautiful clothes. She even saved a beautiful gown I wore to my junior high dance - not sure I'll ever get back into that outfit though. Tue, 6 Nov 2012 04:01:12 EST Back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063598 I missed a few days of tracking. It was hectic. My husband had a slew of medical tests and ended up having biopsies for prostate cancer which fortunately came back benign on Friday. He has a torn rotor cuff and had a large skin cancer removed on his arm. I am going in next week for my 100,000 mile checkup. We also were repairing our rotted out balconey and discovered 80% of the southside of our house was dry rot, so ordered lumber today to fix that. Then had insurance adjustor out today... Mon, 17 Sep 2012 17:03:08 EST Ethnic Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5034229 Following a doctor's visit yesterday I stopped by a grocery named "The Himalaya Store" at Wurzbach and Fredricksburg Road. I was so lost looking at the Indian food - I had no idea what I was looking at, but I finally bought some red lentils and a few other items. Then I went down Wurzbach to Blumeil to a mideastern market called "Ali Baba" and bought some of their delicious pita bread (made fresh daily except Tuesdays), hummus, baba ghanoush and some Karoun's yogurt drink. All the food the... Tue, 28 Aug 2012 07:20:19 EST It's already working http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030731 I've already lost two pounds since I began listing my foods on Spark People. It really works. Sat, 25 Aug 2012 16:48:53 EST I won't fail this time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027042 I gained back some of the weight I had lost when my mother went into the hospital, but I have gotten back to my Spark People Trackers and will succeed this time. <BR> I hiked the Cattail Falls trail last weekend and was out of breath at first. I have to get the weight off before I have a heart attack. <BR> Writing down what I eat and getting immediate feedback is working so well for me. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 21:56:02 EST