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/ 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 CICO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695291 5/14 (840) <BR> 5/15 (1144) Wed, 14 May 2014 23:16:02 EST Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690952 Exercise--Only my 9,620 steps. <em>42</em> <BR> <BR> Tracking--Done, only over 200 today. Don't laugh, I've been ov er a lot more. I did have only one quesadilla, instead of two. And I measured my ice cream! I know I am doing better when I have that 'not so full' feeling. <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> Only one cola today! <BR> <BR> Did not sleep my 7 last night. <em>42</em> <BR> <BR> No Bible tonight--by the time these clothes get dry it will be past bedtime. <em>42</em... Thu, 8 May 2014 23:57:58 EST Wednesday--Goal Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690465 Exercise, Tuesday--I crawled around and planted more flowers-that was my exercise, but it is the best. I enjoy it and it makes me sweat and I use muscles I never use, which was evident when I woke up Wednesday morn. Did not exercise last night unless you count unloading the flower truck at work (which I don't think to do) and I can tell I twisted certain way this morning unloading those flats and baskets and bending and turning because I am sore in new places. I met my step goal on both d... Thu, 8 May 2014 10:41:13 EST Monday--How I Did Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688543 No exercise today. Monday's are the worst. <BR> Tracked today, but still went over. Caved in and went out to eat, have to stop that. <BR> One cola today, not three like several days last week. <BR> Did not sleep 7 hours last night. I stayed up to late, washing clothes. <BR> No Bible reading yet, taking my Ipad to the bedroom with me and that will close my day. <BR> No house cleaning today--I worked late for one, unless you count getting some of the dirty dishes out of the sink. <BR> <BR>... Tue, 6 May 2014 00:05:00 EST Goals For BLC25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687898 I always seem to be a day late when it comes to getting things done, but here goes. <BR> <BR> My goals for BLC25 <BR> 1. Lose 10 lbs. I did it the first time I participated in BLC and then I let the holidays wipe that out. I haven't been able to get that momentum back, but I know I can. <BR> <BR> 2. Exercise at least 5 times a week, not including the 9,000 steps a day goal I have set for myself. This can be my stationary bike, working outside, heavy cleaning, or other get myself moving... Mon, 5 May 2014 10:04:17 EST CICO 5/05--5/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687890 5/05 (786) <BR> 5/06 (1180) <BR> 5/07 (970) <BR> 5/08 (680) Mon, 5 May 2014 09:56:38 EST CICO 2nd Try http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683175 4/28 (418) <BR> 4/29 (628) <BR> 4/30 170 <em>227</em> <BR> 5/01 950 <em>230</em> <BR> 5/02 (668) <BR> 5/03 (1131) <BR> 5/04 774 <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> Total (9.51) And I wonder why I am maintaining? Hmmpph. I have to do better than this! And I will. <BR> I did meet my goal of tracking every day regardless! Tue, 29 Apr 2014 12:58:35 EST CICO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673172 4/15/14--(923) <BR> <BR> 4/16/14--(1119) Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:59:18 EST I Must Be the Slowest Turtle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640681 I must be the slowest turtle but that's ok, when I get it I get it. <BR> Everyone's race is different. I've been observing for a long time as I watch all the people pass me by on their way to their goals. <BR> I've read over and over what works for them and wondered why it didn't work for me, or why I could do this one time and crawled as fast as I could only to hit a rock in the road or something. <BR> So this year I seem to be hitting a lot of rocks. But I keep crawling up the hill and do... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 17:49:46 EST BLC24 Week 8 CICO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640667 BLC24 Week 8 CICO <BR> <BR> Wednesday, March 05, 2014 <BR> <BR> BLC 24 Week 8 CICO <BR> <BR> Wednesday <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 2,806 <BR> BMR* 2,190 <BR> Exercise 560 <BR> Total Burned 2,750 <BR> Differential 56 <BR> <BR> Thursday 6 March: <BR> Calories <BR> Eaten 2,655 <BR> BMR* 2,190 <BR> Exercise 928 <BR> Total Burned 3,118 <BR> Differential -463 <BR> <BR> Friday 7 March: <BR> Calories Eaten: <BR> BMR: <BR> Exercise: <BR> Differential: ... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 17:27:38 EST BLC24 Week 7 CICO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634858 Wednesday February 26, 2014 <BR> <BR> BLC 24 - Week 7 - CICO & Tracking Reports <BR> <BR> Wed: <BR> <BR> Eaten 2,955 <BR> BMR* 2,190 <BR> Exercise 0 <BR> Total Burned 2,190 <BR> Differential 765 <BR> -Food Tracking: yes <BR> -Fitness Tracking: 0 <BR> <BR> Thurs: <BR> Eaten 2,425 <BR> BMR* 2,190 <BR> Exercise 0 <BR> Total Burned 2,190 <BR> Differential 235 <BR> -Food Tracking: Y <BR> -Fitness Tracking: 0 <BR> <BR> Fri: <BR> <BR> <BR> -Food Tracking: <BR... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:49:56 EST Week 6 CICO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629375 BLC 24 - Week 6 - CICO & Tracking Reports <BR> <BR> Wed: <BR> -Food Tracking: no <BR> -Fitness Tracking: no <BR> <BR> Thurs: <BR> <BR> <BR> -Food Tracking: <BR> -Fitness Tracking: <BR> <BR> Fri: <BR> <BR> <BR> -Food Tracking: <BR> -Fitness Tracking: <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat: <BR> <BR> -Food Tracking: <BR> -Fitness Tracking: <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun: <BR> <BR> <BR> -Food Tracking: <BR> -Fitness Tracking: <BR> <BR> Mon: <BR> <BR> <BR> -Food Tracking: <BR>... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 15:34:31 EST Pleasantly Surprised http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628356 Surprised by weigh in this morning. This has been a hard BLC. I was full of such great expectations in January when we started. <BR> <BR> Then I had the cold and sinus problems. <BR> Then it was just cold. <BR> Now it has been my knees and feet. <BR> Then the scales were down 1.4 this morning. And I <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> They were down earlier in the challenge but that was before the above mentioned items. <BR> <BR> But I mostly believe they are down now, because I just won't stop... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 12:54:22 EST Overwhelmed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626945 I am overwhelmed and humbled by the comments on my last blog. <BR> <BR> It was kind of hard to come back and read but I am thankful I did. <BR> <BR> Everyone was so supportive. I worry too much about what others think, even those that don't know me. Silly huh? <BR> <BR> Spark is made up of the best kind of people. I'm so glad I found it. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:52:20 EST My Love Letter (Not) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625986 When I saw the wec I stopped when I read 'Write a love letter to yourself" <BR> I thought about it for a moment wondering what I would write. <BR> And then I realized I couldn't. It bothered me for a bit and I put the thoughts aside. <BR> Then yesterday while exercising I thought about it again, and it brought tears. Because I thought about my past and my upbringing and the challenges or rather 'sheer hell' times I have been through and I thought I can't do that square on the challenge, be... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 23:37:50 EST BLC 24-Week 5 CICO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621843 BLC 24 - Week 4- CICO & Tracking Reports <BR> February 12 <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed: Calories <BR> Eaten 2,398 <BR> BMR* 2,190 <BR> Exercise 0 <BR> Total Burned 2,190 <BR> Differential 208 <BR> -Food Tracking: yes <BR> -Fitness Tracking: 0 minutes <BR> <BR> <BR> Thurs: <BR> Eaten 2,387 <BR> BMR* 2,190 <BR> Exercise 0 <BR> Total Burned 2,190 <BR> Differential 197 <BR> -Food Tracking: yes <BR> -Fitness Tracking: 0 minutes <BR> <BR> Fri: <BR> Eaten 2,841 <BR> BMR* 2,190 <BR... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 00:00:42 EST Borrowed from a Sparkfriend (with permission) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617405 Copied from Triangle-Woman <BR> <BR> I wanted to keep this in front of me because I have had some of these same feelings. I am learning to rethink some of my negative thoughts and am a lot further up this rung than I used to be, so that is an accomplishment. All my teenage and young adult life. I was so negative, about myself and everything and everyone. I don't want to be that person anymore. I want to love me. I'm getting there. Thanks Spark and thanks Triangle-Woman. Power Pose! ... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 23:45:29 EST BLC 24-Week 4 CICO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616783 BLC 24 - Week 4 - CICO & Tracking Reports <BR> <BR> Wed: <BR> Eaten 3,238 <BR> BMR* 2,180 <BR> Exercise 0 <BR> Total Burned 2,180 <BR> Differential 1,058 <BR> -Food Tracking: yes <BR> -Fitness Tracking: 0 <BR> <BR> Thurs: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> -Food Tracking: <BR> -Fitness Tracking: <BR> <BR> Fri: <BR> Eaten 2,294 <BR> BMR* 2,180 <BR> Exercise 905 <BR> Total Burned 3,085 <BR> Differential -791 <BR> -Food Tracking: yes <BR> -Fitness Tracking: 68 <BR> <B... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 10:33:10 EST