TRACY-BEARSFAN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TRACY%2DBEARSFAN TRACY-BEARSFAN'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/ You fall, you get back up and do it again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686433 That's what I tell myself anyways. Although, for breakfest, I didn't make a good choice. I guess it was out of guilt?? <BR> <BR> Son had friend stay over, I was up early and made my healthy breakfest. Boy's got up, cooked like crazy, ( I think they were feeding an army). And they set a plate for me. Told them I had eaten. BUT then, the biscuits they made looked so good and they were dissapointed I didn't eat with them,...you can figure it out from there. I am sure that if I hadn't final... Sat, 3 May 2014 11:47:25 EST Spring Colds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684713 Spring colds are for the birds. Raw throat, stuffed nose, doesn't make it easy to feel good about things. Go away cold, I did not invite you into my home, you hitched a ride on my son's shoulder and decided to make a go of life here. Your not wanted, please leave as quietly as you came in. I don't have time for feeling down. <em>39</em> I have better things to be doing. <em>311</em> Farewell cold, and don't bother visiting other member's of my family or my friends, they don't want... Thu, 1 May 2014 09:17:34 EST A success for Easter Dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676819 Had my Mom over for dinner, and she brought a scrumptious ham, and I provided all the yummy side dishes. My Mom has never filled herself to the point of FULL. And I generally try not to as well. There have been times. But since this new me, I am able to walk away much better. It's really not even a thought now. Smaller portions, and will power. (I really wanted an easter egg, but was full and figured, why now? Why not later for my snack? ) Perfect. And that's what I did. We didn't indu... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:23:29 EST McDonald's YOU Lost today~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673018 AND I WON! I think it's a stress thing....stress eating...and yes, a cheeseburger and small fries from McDonalds...SOUNDED so good. Then I sat at the traffic light and changed my mind. Ate that apple and drank that can of sparkly water! Not only did I save myself from the wrong choice, I saved a bit of money too! Phew....(it wasn't easy, but....it happened) <BR> <BR> As far as wall squats...today will mark 25 seconds. OMG.....burn and shake....phew. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Have a goo... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 18:44:32 EST Need to focus on staying focused. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671029 This past week hasn't been my greatest week for making the right healthy decisions. I guess I should say, it's been since Thursday evening the choices could have benefited me more. I didn't make good choices in the foods that I ate for dinner, or the beverage that I included with them. I feel once a week is ok, but another set of friends invited us out and well, Friday night, round two. And then lastnight, I gave in to the munchies. AND another glass of wine. SO.....Lesson learned, once ... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 09:31:12 EST Recruiting Friends to Sparkpeople. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659858 I noticed a friend of mine was posting about walking and swimming, which, wasn't like her. SHe is a busy Mom, and good Mom, but has neglected herself. So I decided to give her a call, and we chatted. Am so proud of her for some of the decisions she is making, baby steps. I gave her tips, ideas and tried to lead her to Sparkpeople. I do hope she will join as I know it will help her as it is helping me. ( I have been on this new journey for a month) I have more energy now, more push, more des... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 09:03:25 EST Junk Night carried over to the next Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659462 Ok, I can't win everytime, I realize that, and I can't kick myself for some of my choices. Well, I could, but you know... <BR> <BR> Let's just say, breakfest was at Elmer's, and I had the Avocado Egg's benedict and fresh fruit. That was the good choice, the fruit <em>277</em> . Egg's Benedict, not so much....AND....your going to go....AHHH! nooooo....yes, I did it, Lunch, I am embarassed to say....consisted of ONE KRISPY KREME apple fritter.....And that is not my normal style. SO off I go... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 17:30:09 EST Junk Night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659175 Maybe not so much JUNK night, but lastnight, was an endulgence night. I had cookies and wine and went over my calories, but they tasted so good!! SO back to it today. <em>315</em> Sadly though, meeting some friends for breakfest, praying I make good choices and don't choose badly. I am sure I can, think positive. Afterwards, were heading to the hospital for a dear friend who has been in ICU for over a week now. If you can send a prayer, she really needs it. Thank you Have a great day... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 09:05:05 EST Feeling Groovy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653735 <em>224</em> It;s working! I am so excited that I am sticking to this life style change. I look at food differently, in terms of do I really want to put that in my body?? I am making healither choices, and I am excercising a lot more. I have LOST 7 pounds! AND my clothes are looser on me. I can't wait to drop my pant size for work. I had bought a pair (uniform pants) ones with elastic in the waist because I could no longer fit into my smaller pairs. And said to myself at the time, this... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 07:52:15 EST 10 days in...and doing ok. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644574 Well, lets see, where to start. 10 days ago I decided to take this journey and try to lose some weight. I have lost a pound and am happy with that loss. I have tried real hard to track food and use mostly sparkpeople meals for breakfest, lunch and snacks. As for dinner, I eat in moderation, more vegetables that sort of thing. <BR> <BR> I realize how HARD it is right now to make healthy lunches. I brown bag everyday so finding creative meals is challenging. I find I am sticking to the same... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 14:47:16 EST Oh My Gosh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637135 I am back, I figured I better start this again. It's been over a year I believe since I was involved with sparkpeople and my body is showing the lack of motivation and excercise. <BR> <BR> It started out with going to the mall to spend a gift card...and I really need undergarments and man...I don't want anyone to see me. Its time to crack down. I can't handle this body. I ended up with some things, but frustrated and glad that's over. (I HATE SHOPPING). <BR> <BR> I need this for me,... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 19:39:33 EST Day 2 of C25K http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295358 And I MUST say today, after working out, I feel great. I can feel my energy coming back. I know it's soon, but believe me, I sit and drive a city bus for 8-9 hours and this feels groovy!! <BR> <BR> I finished W1 D2 from warm up to cool down on the treadmill 1.73 miles. I also hit the boxing bag for a few minutes. (that's more fun with hubby), so I didn't go as long as I could or should have, and the heater was on, which was right in front of the bag, and Phew tooooo warm for me! <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:41:52 EST Wow, almost a month inactive, BUT....don't count me out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5292440 I take a day off and then another, and then I get out of the routine. I do that with a lot of things so it seems. I joined a team C25k, and I really, Really want to complete this. I am almost afraid in mentioning it because so much of what I do, I don't finish. I am tired of not finishing, completing, losing, etc. <BR> <BR> I did W1D1 of the program, and feel good, then did about 10 minutes of beating a punching bag to all get go! That felt GOOD! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> So anyways,... Tue, 19 Mar 2013 13:17:22 EST Didn't make the water total. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5264016 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1475700895.jpg"> <BR> Today could have been better, but then it could have been worse. <BR> <BR> This one isn't all my fault, I blame my employer for not providing us a restroom when the lock on our's broke, making access non-existent. You see, I drive a bus for a living, a city bus, and we have restrooms available, but my route only has one of those restrooms, and when that one is down, um ya......We were asked to ask the local business'e... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 22:05:28 EST Feeling Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261829 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1952048648.jpg"> <BR> Up and at em, and feeling good about myself and my achievements so far. <BR> <BR> I worked out longer yesterday, I did 45 minutes on the treadmill, burning 276 calories, earlier in the day I walked around a scenic path that hubby and I stopped at for 15 minutes, and after the 45 minute workout on the treadmill, my neighbor and I walked about 20 minutes in our neighborhood. It was cold. I had texted her to see if sh... Sun, 24 Feb 2013 08:22:37 EST Day 5 and feeling good. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260504 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l102032991.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I didn't get to work out, and tonight, it was almost looking like I might not either, part of it mental and part of it the lateness. WELL, Mind over matter, and the mind wins and so does my body! AND it feels good. I am loving this!! <BR> <BR> Food intake, was good, not great, I didn't go over, but I could have made a couple other choices, BUT it's all in learning to teach my brain it can overcome ... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:24:15 EST Day 4, on a roll http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5259393 Well, at least I did fine with my foods. I did eat a cheese burger after work, which I felt guilty afterwards, but then dismissed that as I had hit the calorie range, and I can allow myself to eat those things. <BR> <BR> I did not get to excersise, too busy running kids around this evening, and I wanted to get on the treadmill before bed, but was afraid it would keep me awake longer. ( I get up at 4am), need my sleep! <BR> <BR> So tomorrow is another busy day, but I can do the treadmill a... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 23:11:11 EST Day 3 completed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5258033 <em>104</em> Yay, I finished day 3!! Whoop Whoop! I am sticky and sweaty and probably smelly, and I love it!! It is feeling good on that treadmill. <BR> <BR> I ate well today, and am working on those 8 glasses of water, I am at 6 now, will probably get in 7, 8 if I push and want to get up in the middle of the night! <BR> <BR> Anyways, I am feeling good! <em>244</em> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 21:49:03 EST Oh Look, Day 3 again, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5256860 Well, my last time was Oct 9, 2012, and I just gave up. Yea, 3 days into it. I am dedicated, I am going to do this. <BR> <BR> Watching my meals, counting my calories, and have exercised two days in a row, whoop whoop. <BR> <BR> My pants for work are just about ready to retire or rip out, and I am NOT buying a bigger size, forget that!! <BR> <BR> So I will go beyond day 3, I know I can do it, I have what it takes for ME! <em>41</em> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 23:14:27 EST Day 3 - Tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093309 This is not upbeat, but I just wanted to take a moment to journal my adventure. Work today, and I am HAPPY that I was able to take care of the water I needed, I was concerned with my occupation. So Hip Hip Hooray! <BR> <BR> My food was spot on today, so I can't complain there even! <BR> <BR> What I can complain about, is this dang headache that has visited and won't leave. I didn't do cardio today mostly because of the pounding headache. <BR> <BR> Off to bed early for me in hopes that ... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 22:14:35 EST Day 2 - Learn as I Go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5091688 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l914953003.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ok, lesson learned. So today, well, let's say it didn't go as planned. My alarm for work did not go off as I reset the clock after a power outage, but hence forgot to reset the alarm and went to bed a tired pup and used to my normal routine, did not bother to check the lil switch for the alarm. So....I got a lucky day home, you see, in my line of work (seditary, line of work)...BUS Operator for a transit agency, ... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 18:08:54 EST Day 1 - Full Day of SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089768 Today I am at it, everyone in the house is asleep, including the dog snoring in the room where I am at. I have all kinds of things running through my mind. <BR> <BR> 1. My first glass of water is setting beside me. I should drink it as I poured it 10 minutes ago. Oh wait, here I will do that while I am thinking about it..... <em>194</em> , ok, first glass is history. 7 more to go. <BR> <BR> 2. The treadmill and I are going to get to know each other again. I am sure the dust will fl... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 09:30:04 EST