TIFFANIGETZ's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TIFFANIGETZ TIFFANIGETZ'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/ Carb karma http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191721 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3d88d66a-3669-4a9f-bd80-477d9ce8b934.jpg"> <BR> Yup! Totally blew it last week. Actually I was really good even dropped to 190 on by last Friday with a 2lbs weight loss. But it also happened to be my baby's 14th birthday. We went to red robin and I ate a wedgie burger (sooooo good). Then I had ice cream cake for post dinner birthday celebration and then we went to California for the weekend. On Saturday I had 3 apple cider beers, a small sli... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 10:38:55 EST Bragging on my husband http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184831 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a7154a00-1973-490d-a345-42307494a9b9.jpg"> <BR> I just have to take a minute to show you what my two months of hard work & self care has inspired my husband to do in the last months. He's down 23 lbs. I'm proud of myself for not following his example and allowing his lack of inspiration to deter me from my own personal goals because as you can see my determination caused a ripple affect that rolled over to him. Now, neither of us have to revel ... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 19:47:34 EST When a girl NEEDS a medium rare cheeseburger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183088 Well I tracked my good Went to my weekly weigh in appointment. Got my jet fuel After working 10 hours today (1/2 of which I spent in and out of car & driving around phoenix chasing clients who have not come to group in 110 degree heat) I decided I wanted a medium rare cheeseburger and by God that's exactly what I had. The difference between today's cheeseburger and cheeseburgers from the past is that this one was made at home. Yeah yeah the beef was 80/20. So what! I squeezed as much fat ... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 23:15:50 EST WARNING OFFENSIVE LANGUAGE BELOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182413 What a horrible freaking week! I have exercised at minimum 3 times in the last week. I have not tracked my food all week. I am only down 1 lb since last week's weigh in. I just needed a break. I needed to feel normal and be like every one else for a minute. I didn't break my eating habits. I'm still following a very strict paleo diet. But I have not followed my eating schedule. I have not eaten as many times as I should. Instead I eat when I'm hungry and not because it's time to eat... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 23:25:37 EST PASSIONATE ABOUT LIVING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178622 Today started with the news of a tragic passing of a client lost in her addiction of alcohol. We did everything we could to help her but her addiction was even stronger than the love I know she had for her daughter. Her demons greater than any one monster I could ever dream up. Her daughter has never known "sober mommy" and now she never will. Today, I am reminded of just how short life truly is and how important it is that I continue (along with my co-workers ) reaching for the hand of th... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 22:07:35 EST 13 hours, dishes, laundry & a 40 minute walk. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6175511 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/53f224f1-b2bb-4885-ad6c-18204527467e.jpg"> <BR> Needed to sleep I guess because when the alarm went off I did not wake up until my husband woke me up to help him get ready for work. PSA - I am experiencing emotions of extreme agitation and annoyance. I mean who the hell picks out my clothes, makes my breakfast, packs my lunch and gym bag and makes sure I get off to work on time. I will tell you who, ME! That's who. Any who, I work 12... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 01:25:13 EST Haven't seen my bakini area since. .....idk? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174812 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7ffe30ad-bf7c-41d7-9ce2-3cc8583d47cb.jpg"> <BR> Yep! I said it. Last night while on my way into the shower standing in front of the mirror with nothing but my birthday suit on I suddenly noticed 2 things. 1) my lower belly fat was lifting quite drastically and in fact had completely lifted from my bakini area. I was excited, confused, curious as to when that had actually happened and why I hadn't noticed it before. It was like sometime d... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 23:58:19 EST 4lbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174115 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/83f1f9bb-e579-4fcf-91b1-4e60e7bbbd48.jpg"> <BR> Hey yall! Weighed in today 4lbs lighter than last week! Woo ooooo hooooo! I officially have confirmed that you don't have to blow your diet when traveling. Sure, this means spending a little more on each meal and actually getting out of the car and eating your meals the way they were meant to be eaten; at the table, not behind the steering wheel. But it also means more quality time with your fr... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 00:10:20 EST Be honest. ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6173446 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/93e0026e-a111-4cdf-8d7e-2e67f88ac691.jpg"> <BR> Is there change in my mid section? Picture on left is today. Picture on right is about a month ago when I discovered I could get into a size 14. Tue, 31 May 2016 00:44:00 EST Oops! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6173339 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4765f009-0d08-46bb-a2b8-7e25e419ad47.jpg"> <BR> Well, we got home from our 1300 mile 4 day trip about 2am this morning. There was NO WAY I was going to the gym at 330 this morning. But we found our way to beautiful Jerome Arizona where I did really good. The oops comes in with the oh so good pecan praline ice cream I ate. It was only 5 spoons worth but it was a cheat. Not going to be too upset though. I was really active and walked a lot (u... Mon, 30 May 2016 21:30:35 EST Oops! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6173338 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9d17aaa3-a370-454e-a888-02c3af30f09c.jpg"> <BR> Well, we got home from our 1300 mile 4 day trip about 2am this morning. There was NO WAY I was going to the gym at 330 this morning. But we found our way to beautiful Jerome Arizona where I did really good. The oops comes in with the oh so good pecan praline ice cream I ate. It was only 5 spoons worth but it was a cheat. Not going to be too upset though. I was really active and walked a lot (u... Mon, 30 May 2016 21:30:25 EST Oops! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6173337 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4029b667-98ae-49e2-9864-f1ad9ff9e1dd.jpg"> <BR> Well, we got home from our 1300 mile 4 day trip about 2am this morning. There was NO WAY I was going to the gym at 330 this morning. But we found our way to beautiful Jerome Arizona where I did really good. The oops comes in with the oh so good pecan praline ice cream I ate. It was only 5 spoons worth but it was a cheat. Not going to be too upset though. I was really active and walked a lot (u... Mon, 30 May 2016 21:30:13 EST Hover dam & grand Canyon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6172827 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/edc12c50-fcae-415b-b7a2-67749ad482a6.jpg"> <BR> What a freaking day! Up at 5 (not because I wanted to be but because my body thought it was time). Listened to the other 3 snore for the next 2 hours until I had had enough and decided to go downstairs & get some hot tea from The Perq. Those pastries looked sooooo goood! But of course I passed them up. Anyway, long story short we finally made our way from the vegas strip to the Hoover Dam (after a... Mon, 30 May 2016 03:38:41 EST When you wind up at swinger hotel in Vegas with your mother in law & 14 yr old son...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6172361 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5124b44-238d-4035-bdce-452408c668bb.jpg"> Yesterday was fantastic! Walked over 11k miles. Went to breakfast in the morning. Stayed on track. Went to paramount pictures studio for a tour of how movies and shows are made. Walked on the set of Dr. Phil and a Nickelodeon show called Ricky, Nicky, dicky & Don. Saw where Lucille Ball used to live when Paramount actually housed movie stars. Saw the real Forest Gump bench that Tom Hanks used in the... Sun, 29 May 2016 09:35:40 EST Well I won't do that again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171817 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a9d75df-1d27-4dea-8f80-0d0016990575.jpg"> <BR> Last night I gave into my craving for sweet, sweet, ice cream. I didn't completely fall off the wagon and I was certain that I had everything under control so I can handle my cravings & give in a little. It was beautiful! I had acai sorbet from Rita's Italian ice. It was covered with banana slices, strawberries, blueberries, granola, and coconut flakes. It was soooo good and I didn't even ea... Sat, 28 May 2016 09:13:44 EST San Juan Capastrano mission http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171691 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/84f9dc0f-2450-434d-8ee5-be404fa530e6.jpg"> <BR> What a day! Up at 6 with about 2 hours of quiet time. Enjoyed my first cup of hot tea & honey in 49 days. Went to Ruby's diner for breakfast had eggs, 2 b turkey sausage and 1 of the 3 multi-grain pancakes I ordered & no syrup (that's what the eggs are for). Then we went to the mission and I had not planned on it being so darn cold s o of course I did not pack a jacket or anything warm. I'm from ... Sat, 28 May 2016 00:41:50 EST Day 49 and going strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171326 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7d33c986-ad22-4f2c-8f0e-c2792aada21d.jpg"> <BR> Today is day 2 of vacation in San Juan capastrano, CA with my husband, my youngest child (the older one has to work this weekend) and my mother-in-law. After yesterday's win at the home town buffet we found our way to the air B&B apartment we rented, hung out for a while and decided we needed to find something to do. So we went to the mall & bumped around there, picked up my husband some new san... Fri, 27 May 2016 10:49:17 EST Home town buffet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6170908 Yup! We drove from our home in phoenix to San Niguel, CA. The drive was great and my mother in law from PA got to see some of the west coast for the first time. And then it happened, lunch time came, bellies growling and what does everyone but me vote on? You guessed it, home town buffet. Instant panic attack. I intentionally avoid buffets & fast food because they have always been my weakness. Well my husband who is still going strong on changing his eating habits decided that we could s... Thu, 26 May 2016 18:18:35 EST What is a binge eater to do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6169169 Today was a struggle from the get go. I stepped on the scale for "sneak peak" before my official weekly weigh in on Tuesday morning. I quickly regretted that choice as I found myself 2lbs heavier than my last weigh in. Well, I obviously didn't let it stop me from hitting the gym. I went & carried on with my workout routine but I fought (mentally ) for the whole 28 minutes on that damn treadmill & up every hill. Thoughts of "you aren't doing any good, you might as well stop". "Your ass has ... Mon, 23 May 2016 23:28:25 EST I don't look like me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168668 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/132566c3-39d9-41f0-aff3-945606b033c5.jpg"> <BR> I took this photo this morning and I surprised myself because I don't look like I did over a month ago. The photo on the right is from a month ago. I definitely like the changes. Mon, 23 May 2016 09:37:59 EST Keep pushing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6167847 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/331f0cd3-5fbb-41ca-b186-2038dce75ab6.jpg"> <BR> This week was awesome! I went to the gym every day didn't skip a beat with my cardio/strength training program along with my ab workout. I have made a goal to do at least 1 more leg raise than the day before. Today I was able to do 7 fairly easy. This is progress because on day one it was all I could do to complete 5. The second day was even harder. After the gym we dropped my new car off at... Sat, 21 May 2016 23:24:33 EST Ripped abs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166633 Day 41 in the books Day 2 strength training & abs. Leg raises 5 max (for now) Had a pretty productive day. Up at 3 am and in the gym by 330. Killed a 30 minute treadmill /hill climbing session & then weights. Back at home by 445 am just in time to hit the shower & make my breakfast before the rest of my household wakes from slumber & begins to demand of me one thing or another. But hey, that's why wives & mother's sacrifice their adult lives and go to bed early in efforts to meet their o... Thu, 19 May 2016 23:43:14 EST GUILTY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6165908 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/61cb959f-d11b-426c-b4a9-bc0465944214.jpg"> <BR> Nothing serious of note worthiness today. Started my strength training this morning after 30 minutes up hill on the treadmill. Spent over an hour at the gym & didn't want to leave. My arms were all warm & tingling after lifting & doing all the arm exercises my trainer planned for day 1. It felt so good, it was almost a high. I really hated to feel the warmth leave on my way home. But I had in... Wed, 18 May 2016 22:38:39 EST 6.6! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6165220 When I started this journey 39 days ago (and yes I will continue counting my days of "sobriety ") my A1C was 8. Uncontrolled diabetic taking medication. Today I got the results from labs that were taken this friday. My A1C has gone from 8 to 6.6! 6.4 is the marker for pre-diabetes & 7 and over the marker for full blown diabetes in need of medication to control blood sugars. I am reversing my diabetes with diet, exercise & honest to goodness hard work & personal accountability. So to revi... Tue, 17 May 2016 23:53:21 EST Day 38 in the books http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6164535 As far as my nutrition goes it was horrible. I ate small breakfast because I woke with a stomach ache that cleared itself in a few hours. I ate my morning snack 2 hours late. Skipped lunch because I was in the field & I wasn't hungry anyway. By the time I finished my home visits for clients not engaged in services it was time to head home & make dinner. So no PM snack either. My gluten free, baked not fried chicken parm & spaghetti squash was a success all around. I have made chicken parm ... Tue, 17 May 2016 00:50:34 EST A headache? What headache? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163783 I woke at 0600 this morning with a headache. I checked my blood sugar (101) took my meds, ate my breakfast and sat around for a while hoping that my sinus headache would go away. By 0700 it was still there. So many thoughts ran through my head. So many excuses. It's Sunday, you walked yesterday, twice as a matter of fact, your headache isn't going away, go to back to bed, you got up too early. By 0730 I had my walking clothes on, ear buds in my ear & I was gone. I walked 2 miles whil... Mon, 16 May 2016 00:23:28 EST 36 days sobriety! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163130 Today was one HELL of a day. <BR> <BR> got up 5am (on my day off) to hit the gym before meeting a friend for breakfast at Cracker Barrel. i am still mad that they refuse to add plain greek yogurt options to the only healthy breakfast meal on the menu. grrrr! come on Cracker Barrel. Get it together. despite that, breakfast was great and the company was even better. she wanted to know all about my lifestyle changes (notice i didn't say DIET). we talked about her housing projects for ho... Sun, 15 May 2016 00:23:03 EST size 14! not since middle school...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162448 Today was a very exciting and emotional day for me. <BR> <BR> I went to the gym and met with a personal trainer for the first time in my entire life and then..... i drove straight to my doctors appointment. I knew it was going to be a good appointment but it went a lot better than I could have ever imagined. Dr. Aranas was speechless! He had no idea the transformation I had made since I had been in his office just 6 weeks ago. The last time he saw me I was pale, bloated, swollen and so ... Fri, 13 May 2016 22:39:10 EST "Self care" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161895 I have been working in the field of behavioral health since I was 18 years old. I'm 36 now. Half my life! God, I'm old, or maybe I'm just wiser. My current role in this field is to case manage clients who have been diagnosed with substance abuse & have open cases with child protective services. These mom's and dad's for the most part bust their butts, jumping through the near impossible hoops that CPS has set up for them just so they can reunify with their families. As if fighting a drug pro... Fri, 13 May 2016 02:04:56 EST What do you mean I am not eating enough! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161194 I am finding that prior to contrary belief eating enough calories in a day is essential to weight loss. Prior to beginning this journey I never ate breakfast, I rarely ate lunch & I was lucky enough to find the energy to scarf down some unhealthy, processed garbage for dinner with mt family. No wonder I worked my way up to 222lbs. Now I find that my body burns about 1300 calories just on its own. And only eating whole, unprocessed, gluten free, high protein meals 5 times a day is a r... Thu, 12 May 2016 00:29:00 EST Hi! My name is Tiffani and I am 32 days sober http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6160518 By sober, I mean from processed foods, refined sugars, gluten & most dairy products. I started this journey many years ago (weight loss) but always fell face first into the same pile of crap I had just crawled out of. This time, it's different. I was suffering. So much so that I could swear I was dying. My type 2 diabetes was uncontrolled, my fibromyalgia flares became so frequent it was hard to tell if it was the same flair or a new cycle of pain, my joints hurt, my chronic fatig... Wed, 11 May 2016 01:41:15 EST what the hell is wrong with me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5971353 Dear God, I am frustrated with myself. Why do I want this so bad, yet I fail to hold myself accountable. My binging habits have cost me quite a few things in life. I have come to a point where now I am $150 short on rent due to $280 worth of binge foods. Of course no one knew because I used my child support from a separate account. And now I have to confess to my husband and I have no idea how to do that. I am hoping he doesn't judge me too harshly & will finally see that I have an illness. ... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 11:03:16 EST it's been a long time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4866267 I needed a break, but not this long of a break! I digressed, I quit working out, and now I am out of control. So I decided to give me a little boost, I would start the HCG diet. So as of today, I have started it. <BR> <BR> I am too tired to exercise these days, because my blood sugar is out of wack, I have a vitamin D deficiency , and I just don't want to do anything but sleep. I have no motivation, the circulation in my legs are horrible and they get achy and restless. I have gastri... Fri, 4 May 2012 12:03:19 EST measurements all around - 5.5" in 6 days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4745893 <BR> LAST ENTRY <BR> Weigh yourself (weekly) 204 - 2/16/2012 <BR> Measure your Waist (monthly) 41 - 2/13/2012 <BR> Measure your Hips (monthly) 46.5 - 2/13/2012 <BR> Measure your Thigh (monthly) 24 - 2/13/2012 <BR> Measure your Upper Arm (monthly) 12 - 2/13/2012 <BR> Measure your Neck (monthly) 13.5 - 1/31/2012 <BR> Measure your Calf (monthly) 15 - 2/9/2012 <BR> Measure your Waist to Hip Ratio (monthly) 4 - 2/13/2012 <BR> Measure your Body Fat % (monthly) 28.67 - 2/2/2012 <BR> Measu... Sun, 19 Feb 2012 10:36:53 EST All up hill! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4736830 Yesterday my room mate, my boys, and I went to North Mountain to climb the shaw butte trail. It's a four mile trail all together and the highest elevation is at 2,149 feet. I honestly could have never made it up that mountain if it had not been for my kids. Half way up the mountain I had had enough and was ready to quit. My kids cheered me on, clapped for me and push me up that mountain. They kept their energy high and never showed me that they were even the least bit tired. I made it t... Mon, 13 Feb 2012 13:17:33 EST no more double knees http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4730515 I was sitting in my chair this morning trying to wake up, I looked down at my knees and realized that the little pudgy (extra knee) I had on the sides of my "original" knees are gone. WOW! what a great feeling to actually see that they no longer exist. This mean I am one step closer to having that long awaited for space between my legs. You know that space that all the skinny people have when they stand with their feet together. Yeah that one! <BR> <BR> 20 minutes of kickboxing yesterda... Thu, 9 Feb 2012 11:29:55 EST Struggles suck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4720703 Really struggling today with food and motivation. I cry at the drop of a hat over anything. I can't even watch a diaper commercial on TV without crying and for no good reason. I have been fighting urges all day to eat the whole bag of potato chips in the pantry that my husband insisted on buying to go with lunch last Sunday. I have been thinking about the 1/2 gallon of smores ice cream that until today I was just fine with having in the house and enjoying a special treat once in a while w... Fri, 3 Feb 2012 16:04:58 EST Less than 210 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4718119 I have been waiting a whole week to lose 5lbs and now I can have that wonderful diet Dr. Pepper in the fridge. Oh, I just can't wait. But first I must drink all of my water for today before I can have it. <BR> <BR> I came home from my workout with Tiff yesterday, driving like a mad woman because I was not feeling well at all. Who knew that eating well would stop your body from "moving" like its supposed to if you get my drift. Well last night it caught up with me and my stomach was giv... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 08:52:09 EST VICTORY is mine; because I say so! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4716090 I have a pair of jeans that I have been holding onto for about 3 years now. I could just barely wear them when I bought them and until yesterday I couldn't even button them. Just for fun I wanted to see how far I was from buttoning them. I tried them on two months ago and I had about 2 inches to go before the button could even touch the other side. To my surprise, I could not only button them but wear them comfortably. It's safe to say that I had an emotional break through. I was so e... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 09:51:45 EST P90X I hate you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4713845 Yesterday was day 3 of t^2. We did the first DVD of P90X. I am hurt this morning and so does my workout buddy. <BR> <BR> I must say that I am quite discouraged by the scale this morning. I am completely addicted to weighing myself every morning. I probably shouldn't pay so much attention to the scale. I have maintained the same number for going on the third day in a row. <BR> <BR> I watch what I am eating, I drink at least 8 cups of water everyday, I workout for at least 30 minute... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 08:32:49 EST day 2 of T^2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4710650 So, Tiff and I had a good work out this morning before church. It was quite chilly but we didn't let that stop us. We walked for about 30 minutes and then went to the playground for some floor work. It was good. I am down another pound this morning; 211! YEAH! So close to that 200lb mark. I have two more pounds to go and I can drink that wonderful diet Dr. Pepper waiting for me in the fridge. <BR> <BR> I took the advice of some wise Sparkers and I am no longing "denying" myself little... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 17:01:37 EST the other half of T^2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4709509 My friend Tiffany and I are called T^2 because we are both Tiffani and Tiffany. Today we started working out together. Although we only walked for 30 minutes today, it was definitely motivational to have a friend to walk with and talk with, and out kids got to spend some time together as well (which they don't really get a lot of time to do). Tomorrow before church we are working out at 0700. O boy, what a fun packed day tomorrow will be. <BR> <BR> My eating has been really good. I ha... Sat, 28 Jan 2012 23:21:46 EST january 26, 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4704922 Yesterday went well. I stayed on track with calories, I worked out with Richard Simmons yesterday. I know it sounds corny and no one uses him anymore, but I love him. When I was pushing 300lbs, I lost a lot of weight working out at home with Richard Simmons for two hours a day. Not quite to two hours yet, but this morning I am taking my exercise outside. Going for a long meaningful walk. Making it count one day at a time. I had a long talk with my husband yesterday. Turns out that the... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 10:05:12 EST fell off the wagon, but I am back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4702964 I get so mad at myself when I fall off the wagon. But, when I fall off I find it hard to get back on. So sick of the rebellion against myself. I tell me it's okay to cheat, but I know that the minute I give in to temptation it will take me a very long time to get back in. I tell me it's okay to not walk one day out of the week, but every time I do take a break I can't get back to it the very next day. When I stop walking I hurt, then I don't want to go for several days. When I continue ... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:13:00 EST Emotional Support! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4675872 When changing the way your mind thinks about food, and making serious lifestyle changes emotional support is of the utmost importance. <BR> <BR> Wish I could get my husband to see that. I am uber frustrated with the way things are right now. I was seriously ready to give up. <BR> <BR> What I knew would happened, did, just yesterday afternoon. Let me explain. Every time my husband and I have tried this "diet" thing, I get accused of "nagging" him. We were discussing the jeans he wor... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 10:53:36 EST 5.75 miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4673922 HOLY COW! I decided to push myself today and go a little further. I hurt, but in a good way. My blood sugars are staying even, and right where they should be. yay! I went 5.75 miles today, and I so glad I took the route I did today. I found some quite entertaining things. I saw a german sherpherd standing on a 5 foot brick wall barking at the passing cars from his back yard. LOL! that was quite a sight. I took a picture but not sure that it was good enough to post. I will try though. ... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 13:14:55 EST Fuddrucker's = diet wrecker! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4670882 Yesterday was a disaster, but not food wise. I stayed on track and it wasn't easy. I picked up my husband and my room mate from work yesterday. My room mate decided to by dinner at Fuddruckers. I was starving but refused to eat there. So my husband is also on a diet, jumps at the chance to eat whatever he wants. I was not happy. I walked 4.32 miles yesterday and was not about to ruin the 527 calories I had worked very hard to burn off. <BR> <BR> Let me tell you what he got. Swiss a... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 09:52:46 EST day 9 of the rest of my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4669096 Went for a 4.32 mile walk today and did it in 77 minutes. Once again legs are tingly, and it feels good. Thinking I need to get some new shoes though, my feet are hurting. <BR> <BR> Fell off the no smoking wagon, but I am back on it again. <BR> <BR> I need to research natural remedies to relieve my high blood sugar. I can't get it under control. The meds I take are not helping, and if I can go natural I should and I will. The truth is that I should be taking insulin, but I hate nee... Mon, 9 Jan 2012 15:14:35 EST 210 calories burned, and under my calorie intake by 85 calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4657919 So I went for a walk after work (not the norm). My thighs are tingly, feels good. Even with my flavored coffee creamer today and my three cups of coffee, I managed to stay under my max caloric intake of 1400. Feeling pretty good about that right about now. Day four of counting my husbands calories for him. Not sure how long I am going to be able to keep up with him and myself. But I am willing to try as long as it takes to get him off the ground and encouraged enough that he wants to lo... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 20:12:27 EST no exercise for me today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4653806 I moved the piano yesterday, and messed up my back something terrible. so no exercise for me today. That makes me a little sad, because now I am afraid I will fall off the wagon. I went over my calories yesterday not watching what I was doing, and now since I can't go for my 3 mile walk today, I will certainly have to be more careful about what goes in my mouth. Tue, 3 Jan 2012 10:45:28 EST