TIRED49's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TIRED49 TIRED49'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/ A Good Awakening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943594 I hope the link below works. This sparker has written a blog about the pressures that are out there for our teens today when it comes to being "thin" She has so hit the proverbial 'nail on the head' as far as I am concerned. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5943470 </link> <BR> <BR> This was my reply to her and I thought I would share it as part of my journey through this world of fighting obesity. <BR> <BR> <BR> As a 56 year... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 17:06:14 EST Last Day of May http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937394 And I can't believe it. Tomorrow is the beginning of a new month and I feel encouraged to start anew myself. <BR> <BR> This afternoon I have rested and walked, lifted some weights, and spent some time getting my iphone to sync and update on this computer. I finally did it! I need to delete some apps and pictures. I know how to delete pictures. Not sure about the apps, but I will figure it out. <BR> <BR> DH and I have both ate light today and it feels so much better than being stuffed... Sun, 31 May 2015 17:46:52 EST On Blogging Daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937054 It's been ten days since I blogged about blogging daily. <em>40</em> Did that make any sense? <BR> <BR> I have been busier than ever since I posted that one. After a week of vacation I have done nothing but work. Night and Day. Up at 8:00 AM each morning, work by 9:15, home at 7:00 pm, quick dinner, wash some clothes, do a little bill paying or catching up, try to relax, in bed by 12:00 and then start all over again. <BR> <BR> Tonight I am proud to announce that I will be keeping r... Sun, 31 May 2015 00:37:46 EST Fell Off That Wagon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931512 Well as you can see, I fell off the daily blog wagon. Life went downhill after the Greenhouse opened and I got new help. Well, if you call it help. It has been so stressful I thought I would have to get back on BP meds. But I got a grip and calmed myself down. It will soon be over. Hopefully we are closing it the last day of May. <BR> <BR> BLC28 started today and with it my renewed desire to keep moving forward. The last few weeks I have been drinking more water, less cola. Went to ... Wed, 20 May 2015 16:18:25 EST Day 75 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901472 This is terrible! I have been 8 days since my last blog. But I do have a reason, called my job. When I started this job the last week of December 2012, I knew it wouldn't be easy. I have never been a bookkeeper after all. I began to soon learn that I would be working with an outdated computer system. My computer was one of those giant mammoths. (We have since updated, thank goodness) and the program is AS400 if you are familiar. For your sake I hope you are not. And the program hasn't... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 01:31:34 EST Day 67 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897290 That crazy time of year has started. The greenhouse is beginning to fill, orders are being made, the new person is being trained, my many hats are falling off my head. <BR> And...I want to eat everything in sight or not eat... ugghh. <BR> <BR> I really want to get a grip on this, but right now I am so tired. It is 11:10 and I don't think I will have any trouble sleeping tonight. <BR> <BR> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 00:11:11 EST Day 64 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895501 I did finally get some sleep last night. I went to bed at 10:30 and read a little bit. I was sleepy when I went upstairs but when I turned out the light that was it. Awake again. I decided if I was still awake at 12:00 I would go down and take a melatonin. I didn't have to-I went right to sleep after that. <BR> <BR> This morning I did not have trouble getting out of bed and I have been hyped up all day long. I worked from 9:30 to 6:30 today. Did not eat the best, but I'm going down t... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 20:52:40 EST Day 63 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894932 No sleep Monday night and worked 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM. <BR> No sleep last night, up at 6:30 AM and still awake. I am getting sleepy though, so hopefully I will get some rest tonight. It has been like I am wired on caffeine which I wasn't. <BR> <BR> Computer working again, fingers crossed, it appeared to be my computer cord. We had an extra and switched it out and it is working great. Thank goodness. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow will be a full day, time to talk to the greenhouses about getting some ... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 23:15:58 EST Day 60 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893089 Time is flying by again! I have been really busy at work. This is the time of year that I get so busy it is hard to find time for me. We will open our greenhouse in two weeks and that is my extra work besides being the bookkeeper. <BR> <BR> The previous greenhouse worker quit and I will be training someone new. I have decided that I will not get stressed, but in order to do that I will have to slow down and that means more hours. We will see how this goes. It is usually a time when I... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 23:32:25 EST Day 56 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890793 I chose a not so good lunch today and I am going to pay for it at weigh in tomorrow. <BR> DH and I went for pizza at lunch. It's not that I ate so much, I ate less than I usually do. It's that we do not eat pizza a lot anymore. Maybe twice a month. By the time I drove back to work-my ankles looked like softballs. That is what pizza does to me. <BR> <BR> But this day will not define me. I still exercised. I still logged all those calories regardless and I almost made my steps. <BR>... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 23:21:56 EST Days 54 and 55 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890181 We have left the land of snow for the land of rain. Wish it would stop. Days without sunshine are so depressing. <BR> <BR> The time change is not a favorite of mine. It will take some time to get used to it. <BR> <BR> On coke today. Did not make all my steps but close and did 41 on the bike and 15 on the elliptical again. <BR> <BR> Now I am going to go log my calories an see how bad it was. Hopefully, not too much. <BR> <BR> Later... <BR> Mon, 9 Mar 2015 23:31:35 EST Days 54 and 55 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890180 We have left the land of snow for the land of rain. Wish it would stop. Days without sunshine are so depressing. <BR> <BR> The time change is not a favorite of mine. It will take some time to get used to it. <BR> <BR> On coke today. Did not make all my steps but close and did 41 on the bike and 15 on the elliptical again. <BR> <BR> Now I am going to go log my calories an see how bad it was. Hopefully, not too much. <BR> <BR> Later... <BR> Mon, 9 Mar 2015 23:31:34 EST Day 53 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889005 This weekend was the daffodil festival in Camden AR. Not a lot of those blooming with all this bad weather, but a few are. DH and I went a couple of years ago and he asked me last night if I wanted to go back. It was still in the cool temps yesterday and I told him no, he had some things he needed to do and I had to work until noon, and then I needed to do taxes and so on and so on. <BR> Well this morning I got to work and it was slow and I didn't have to wait on customers so I wore my bo... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 00:12:25 EST Day 52 Friday, March 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888449 Well technically it is 12:03 March 7th, but didn't want to blog for Saturday yet. <BR> I must get to bed in a few minutes, I have to work tomorrow and will probably get some overtime too. <BR> I had a good day, not with food necessarily. I made some good choices, only one coke today, but some bad choices--too much fried food. <BR> But I was great at exercise. I rode the bike 40 minutes and on the elliptical I did 15. It was a killer to do that one. Haven't spent that much time exercis... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 01:08:02 EST Day 51 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887787 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l293934934.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today was a 'snow' day for me. Most of it was ice and by the time DH took this picture it was starting to melt. We get very little of this stuff around here and usually only one time a year. Well three times is enough! And this is the worst. I got to sleep in and be lazy. <BR> <BR> I didn't eat lunch until 1:00 but I wasn't hungry until then, probably because I over ate yesterday. And I ate too many tacos... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 21:56:34 EST Days 49 and 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887239 I am sitting here typing my last thing before bed and listening to the wind blow and hoping it blows a lot of this ice and snow out of here. I really don't know how you all that live in the north deal with it. <BR> <BR> I have been very busy at work but still getting in my steps and exercise. I have made it up to 33 minutes on my bike and 8 on the elliptical. <BR> <BR> I have not missed any days logging my food and it still needs work. I used to just look at the bottom line (too ma... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 00:23:22 EST Day 48 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885929 More craziness today. I love my DH but as I called and told DD #1 <BR> You know how your Dad just up and decides to drive to a car lot to buy a car. <BR> Well today was no different. <BR> We have been talking about selling our house and moving and now that he is retiring (there will be more on this in the future) we are thinking of moving about 20 miles to the town we worship in and it has a little more to offer in the way of shopping. That means it has a Wal-Mart. <em>20</em> <BR> <B... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 23:56:55 EST Days 46 and 47 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885190 Whew! It's already March! And I am not where I wanted to be weight wise, but I'm not going to beat myself up. I am so much more than what I was a month ago. My eating is better and most times I eat less. Notice I said, most. I am having less cokes. I will never judge a smoker again for why they can't just quit. I am moving more. I am exercising more and I am reading my bible again. <BR> <BR> Just have to keep making baby steps I guess. I know in the end I will be glad I took it slo... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 00:06:11 EST Day 45 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883666 I usually find time to blog at night, but this morning I have a few moments at work and decided to do a little housecleaning on my page. <BR> <BR> Beginning with changing my background. March is here in a few days and I love the daffodils and the festivals that begin to crop up around that time. Actually some daffodils began to bloom before the snow. <BR> <BR> I looked over my goals listed and they are all still good and then I changed my profile picture. I really didn't like the one I... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:20:45 EST Day 44 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883463 One of my 3 goals for this BLC was better sleep. I almost think that should be everyone's number one goal. I am still having some good nights and some bad nights. <BR> <BR> Remember my eating plan for today? Well last night was a bad, bad night. Today after several feeling good days and better sleep I could really see a connection. I didn't throw my good intentions out the window, but I didn't eat the best and my calories were way over. All because I was tired and no time to catch a na... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:28:34 EST Day 43 The Snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882812 The snow came down around 10:00 today. By noon we were sent home because the streets were getting slick. By 3:00 it had warmed up, but even though it was still snowing it wasn't sticking too much. Hopefully there will be a few rough patches in the morning and it will be gone by noon like the last one. <BR> <BR> Today was my off day. At least that is what I am going to call it. Like Sunday, Wednesday is full of rushing around trying to go to worship (which takes and hour going and coming... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 23:27:08 EST Day 41 and 42 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881881 Monday we finally got our sleet and snow. Just enough to make the roads a little slick. I left work at 3:30 and went home and made my husband a good dinner. He works in a lumber mill and I knew he would come home cold and hungry. I had put on a roast Sunday night. So I made homemade rolls, mashed potatoes, deviled eggs, and avocado salad to go with it. I know not the best thing to be eating to lose weight. But he needed it. I don't cook meals like that very much anymore since I work. ... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 14:21:43 EST Day 40 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880857 Cold and dreary here today. <em>27</em> <BR> Sunday is worship day and it has become a day I don't allow myself to get to caught up in the weight thing. <BR> <BR> It is also the day I take off my fitbit and charge it. I have been having issues with tracking sleep so I reset it last night. I have not done that before so we will see how that goes tonight. <BR> <BR> After worship we had some Mexican food and then tonight we had leftovers. Took a long much needed nap. <BR> <BR> Put on ... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 00:21:36 EST Days 36-39 Catchup Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880257 Let's see if I can do a little catching up. <BR> I lowered my calories on spark. <BR> Gave up several of my colas for water. <BR> Added a healthy granola bar and banana for breakfast instead of my bacon and cheese. <BR> By Thursday afternoon, I hit rock bottom. Literally. <BR> Didn't want to eat if you can imagine that. <BR> I could barely put one foot in front of the other. <BR> Friday I slept in for an hour. Went back to bacon and eggs for breakfast. <BR> Had a hamburger for lunch. A... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 00:58:05 EST Day 35 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877752 So last night I was thinking about how tired I was of looking at the same number on the scale over and over. And I know it begins with me. I started over on Spark, resetting everything including my calories. <BR> <BR> I weigh a lot so it surprises me how low they want me to go, but I thought I will give this an honest try. That was last night. I fixed one oz of cheese, took a banana and 3 cups of water and off to work I went. Didn't die because I wasn't guzzling my large Sonic coke. ... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 23:16:52 EST Days 31-34 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877061 Had a quiet Valentine's Day. DH had to work, I slept in then we got up and had lunch together and did some dreaming about our future and plans that we have. Always good to do that. <BR> <BR> We finally had some wintry weather today. Not much thank goodness but enough to cause some or our neighbors to lose limbs from their pine trees. It is cold, but the roads are clear. <BR> <BR> I have consistently been over my calories and no exercise. My knees hurt so much last night I felt lik... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 21:59:42 EST Days 29 & 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874786 It is amazing how days get away from me. <BR> As I thought no loss, no gain, but again I'm ok. I remember when no loss meant gain, every day. <BR> <BR> I did not get on the bike or walk yesterday although I did get in my 9,000 steps, even when I thought I wouldn't. <BR> <BR> Tonight after a night off I did 16 minutes on the bike and tried the elliptical but could only do 2. But it tired me out so much I may not finish my steps tonight. Eating still off. I know that is the clue but di... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 22:53:00 EST Day 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873512 Black bean soup was a success! DH loved it and told me three times. I am so glad he was willing to try it. And it was good, we had some avocado and salsa with it. Along with cornbread which we probably should have left out. I will say I have counted every calorie the last few days. And while most days I have only been a little over today I was over a lot. Not because of the soup but other unwise choices through out the day. <BR> <BR> I have a feeling that tomorrow will be another n... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 23:13:14 EST Day 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873511 Black bean soup was a success! DH loved it and told me three times. I am so glad he was willing to try it. And it was good, we had some avocado and salsa with it. Along with cornbread which we probably should have left out. I will say I have counted every calorie the last few days. And while most days I have only been a little over today I was over a lot. Not because of the soup but other unwise choices through out the day. <BR> <BR> I have a feeling that tomorrow will be another n... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 23:13:14 EST Day 27 Getting There http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872878 <em>353</em> Good day today. Fairly good night's sleep, not tired all day, 9,000 steps, 6 cups of water, strength training, and only 200 over on my calories. I am not complaining. <BR> <BR> I will have an even better day tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Later...... <BR> <BR> Mon, 9 Feb 2015 23:52:35 EST Day 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872163 Today was the first time I have felt like going to worship in weeks. It felt good to be back. I was more rested and more of myself again today and that was encouraging. <BR> <BR> Sunday has always been my day off and even though it probably wasn't a good idea the way my eating has gone. I stayed the course. Enjoyed some Mexican food and took a long nap this afternoon. I made burgers for dinner and then tried out a new recipe for tomorrow. Black bean soup. I like black beans, my husban... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 23:22:43 EST Day 24 & 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871553 <em>41</em> I am feeling so much better. I had 8 hours of <em>102</em> last night for the first time all week and got up and went to work for a couple of hours and then came home and got my living room all cleaned up and some clothes washed and some cooking done. <em>521</em> I also got in 9,000 steps today. So today I reached two of my three goals. Sleeping and steps. Didn't make it for mindful eating but I am putting that out there for tomorrow! <BR> <BR> The weather was bea... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 23:47:20 EST Day 21-23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870206 Whew how have I gone so many days without blogging? <BR> Monday I could not get on Spark or most webpages for that matter. My antivirus was updating or scanning or something and I have trouble every time so I finally gave up. <BR> <BR> Tuesday, DH was home from his travels and we had to catch up and first thing I knew it was time for bed. And I didn't sleep well Monday night so I was tired. <BR> <BR> Didn't sleep well Tuesday night either and then last night I was so tired. I told my husb... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 17:47:53 EST Day 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867395 I finally did my cooking today, planning on a better week ahead food wise. <BR> Washed some clothes, took a nap and trying to drink more water. Just not myself. This coughing is so hard on me. My husband left on another out of town trip and I told him, if this doesn't let up soon, I may have to go back to the doctor. Just so tired I can't seem to lift a finger. All I want to do is sleep or sit. Just folding clothes or cooking takes all my energy. I pulled a stool up to the stove today ... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 19:49:31 EST Day 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866821 Well I didn't get to do my cooking my I did eat with every bite in mind of whether I was full or not. I got plenty of rest last night and I did not make all my steps but I did climb up and down the stairs a lot today. My knees are telling me I did. <BR> <BR> There is tomorrow to do my cooking and cleaning. I spent some time with my DH instead today and that is something we don't seem to get to do very often. So no regrets. <BR> <BR> I'll check back in tomorrow. <BR> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 23:23:07 EST Days 16 and 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866163 How do I let the days get away with me? I can't believe I didn't get on here last night. <BR> Still under the weather and this cough. Oh please go away! Yesterday was my first day without a sore throat in a week! <BR> <BR> I have not been pleased with my eating or bedtime routine. But tomorrow is another day and I am not going to get down about it, it's a be positive year! <BR> <BR> I don't have a plan for the rest of the evening but I do for tomorrow. Going to get some cooking done ... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 20:53:35 EST Days 14 and 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864433 Trying to blog everyday is hard. <BR> I remembered last night as I was putting my head on the pillow. I left work and went home, then we went to see 'American Sniper' It really was a good, make you think kind of movie. When we got home, we went straight to bed. <BR> <BR> Today was weigh in day and no loss, no gain. I could find that acceptable, but I don't. <BR> I got off track. I need to get back to my goals. <BR> <BR> 1. Work on quantity and quality of sleep. <BR> 2. Listening t... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:59:53 EST Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863384 Not a lot to say tonight. I knew I would have a hard time getting back in the swing of things. Went to work to find out no one helped me out with anything so I worked until 7:00 trying to get a dent in things. It will be a long week and I have promised DH we will go see American Sniper tomorrow night. <BR> <BR> Did not log calories, did not get much water, drank TWO cokes, no 9,000 steps. But I will not let that define me. <BR> <BR> I did get to have a good chat with our oldest daught... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 23:29:41 EST Days 11 and 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862536 <em>244</em> I don't have anything to say about Day 11 but I am definitely on the mend. I have some coughing still. I hope it doesn't linger long and my appetite is still off a bit but definitely mending. <BR> <BR> I missed out on most of the weekend challenge but will get some squares checked off tomorrow, I hope. I am starting over with water and exercise. I don't want to do too much in the way of exercise again and I am in need of retraining on the water I think. Just not sure how ... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 22:15:14 EST Days 7 - 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861334 <em>527</em> <BR> I hope that says it all. I remember when I didn't know what a migraine really was. After having a few I had more respect for someone that told me they had a migraine. <BR> Now I feel that way about the flu. I've never had it, but that was then, this is now. <BR> I had a cough on Monday and didn't think much of it. Then on Tuesday I felt a little worse and the smell of a co-worker's lunch had me feeling nauseous. Wednesday morning my fever was 102. Time to find a doc... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 01:14:47 EST Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858368 Short blog. DH left on a trip to Florida today with business and won't be back until Thursday. He does so much when he is here and he is the major dog walker, feeder, and entertainer of them. So I will need to get up earlier and take care of them in the morning. <BR> <BR> I am also trying to finish up my quarter reports at work and get ready to finish W2s for employees. So I am feeling a bit overwhelmed. <BR> <BR> I was a little over calorie range but did get in my exercise and water.... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 23:43:28 EST Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857475 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l464459598.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I found this on my cousin's FB page today and it really spoke to me. <BR> <BR> I don't remember when I quit considering my body my friend. Maybe it was when I married and my mother-in-law thought I was too skinny and was offended when I didn't eat her food. So I ate. Maybe it when there was no money, and we got in debt and my husband worked all the time. I remember telling him once, "you are never here, so the... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 22:19:24 EST Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856750 Thought I better get with this daily blog or I would be typing it at midnight and have my days mixed up--again. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Slept in today, later than I should but I was tired and I didn't sleep well last night. Overtired maybe. I apparently carrying around a lot of water as I lost 5 pounds of that. I know it is back on me again. I have a tendency to retain a lot. <BR> <BR> I had my usual breakfast but this time I made an omelet and added some tomatoes and jalapenos. I have... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 22:34:17 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856162 Ok, I went and finished logging my calories for yesterday and I wasn't over too much. I am realizing listening to my body and being conscious of what I eat can bring good results. I just need to tweak things a bit. <BR> <BR> Today was worse than yesterday, in regards to Spark. I only worked 1/2 so I could go to the funeral of my friend's son. And because I didn't prepare last night, I didn't have breakfast or my water ready. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I picked up my large coke and my hu... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 01:28:39 EST Day 3-January 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856146 Ok, I went and finished logging my calories for yesterday and I wasn't over too much. I am realizing listening to my body and being conscious of what I eat can bring good results. I just need to tweak things a bit. <BR> <BR> Today was worse than yesterday, in regards to Spark. I only worked 1/2 a day so I could go to the funeral of my friend's son. And because I didn't prepare last night, I didn't have breakfast or my water ready. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I picked up my large coke an... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 00:20:18 EST Day 2 January 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856134 This is my 3rd time to try and write this blog. My computer doesn't like me tonight. And yes this is Day 2, the day after. I really wanted to keep a record of my day this BLC so I decided to go ahead and write two blogs today instead of one. <BR> <BR> I had my usual ham, cheese, and coke for breakfast. Then for my working lunch I had a Subway chicken, bacon melt, chips, unsweetened tea and a cookie. I am on my 2nd day of only one coke a day. <BR> <BR> I did remember to take my 3 glass... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 00:05:30 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854233 I didn't exactly jump out of bed this morning. Back pain always stops that but I did wake up feeling less tired than usual and felt like I slept well. <BR> <BR> I stopped for my usual large coke. But don't beat me up for that. I made the choice willingly and without regret. I will include it in my calories. I'm a big woman and right now it takes lots of calories to maintain. I hope I get to a point I need to cut out the coke to save calories. But that's on down the road. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 11:08:25 EST Last Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853928 This is it! This is the last time! <BR> This is the last time I am going to look at the scale and weigh what I do today! I will never see that number again! <BR> <BR> Whew! That didn't hurt a bit, and neither will doing what I need to do to get where I want to be. <BR> <BR> I am looking forward to 2015 in lots of ways and weighs <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Goodbye old-hello new! <BR> <BR> BLC 27 begins in a few short hours, now get some rest, it's going to be a journey <BR> Goodnight o... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 23:49:53 EST I'm Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849077 I could be ashamed for not being on here or leaving my last BLC Team like I did. But if I let myself feel that way I will just quit again. <BR> <BR> In May I was just finishing up about 8 weeks of extra work in the greenhouse I manage during the summer as part of my job. Let's just say I really overdid it this year. We made $20,000 profit in that short time but the lady that runs it and I worked nearly night and day. I bent and twisted, and pulled things more than I should have. By the ... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 23:18:06 EST Wednesday 5/14 Progess http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695299 It has been crazy the last few weeks at work, but some of the craziness is over and today I recommitted. <BR> <BR> Exercise--Only 7,000 today so I fell short of my 9,000 goal. Will work harder tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Tracking--Done and stayed in range. <BR> <BR> Cola--too many. <BR> <BR> Sleep--Did get seven last night but I was up and down a lot. <BR> <BR> Bible--Bible study tonight--so that is considered my Bible time. <BR> <BR> Home--Cleaned on the bathroom counter, trying to keep it in... Wed, 14 May 2014 23:22:11 EST