TRACYKHOLM45's SparkPeople Blog TRACYKHOLM45's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community So So True <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> Fri, 5 Apr 2013 20:26:41 EST MIA and OAMC Sorry I've let the Daisies down but this mental stuff seems to be getting the better of me. My diagnosis is Bi-Polar Depression and adult ADHD. Finally got to go see the med. lady and started on my meds today, yay. But I had an interesting few days, since sat. I cooked a 14 lb. turkey on sat. picked it sun. and today I've blanched and froze 3 lbs. of potatoes and now I'm making and gonna freeze hashbrowns. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 19:09:26 EST Which Flower are you? I borrowed this from fellow Daisie LYNNIERN. It asked a few questions and came up with this, <BR> You are a Sunflower! <BR> In the language of flowers, the sunflower is synonymous with devotion because the blossoms of these mammoth flowers follow the path of the sun across the sky. In a similar manner, you are known for your loyalty and steadiness. You value meaningful relationships, wisdom, and always seek to become the best possible version of yourself. Your friends can count on you for i... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 22:00:09 EST Dealing with the Blahs I've been having a rough time with my depression, so much so that I had to start seeing a therapist. She seems to think that I have a slight form of bi-polar and that I'm addicted to my computer, <em>246</em> . I'm doing the 5% winter into spring challenge with my Daisies, but taking it slowly so as not to overwhelm myself. And now with all this snow it's gonna be hard to find a job,I wish I was a migrational bird so I could be in the south in winter and north in summer, <em>334</em> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 23:14:57 EST Me: A-Z (I've had several of my Sparkfriends post this, so I decided to join in the fun) <BR> <BR> <BR> A - Available or married: Married <BR> <BR> B - Book: I love reading; esp. Anne McCaffrey & Nora Roberts <BR> <BR> C - Cake or Pie?: Either one, I'm not picky, lol <BR> <BR> D - Drink of Choice: Coffee with cream & sugar <BR> <BR> E - Essential Item: My computer <BR> <BR> F - Favorite Color: Purple <BR> <BR> G - Game to Play or Watch: To play: I'm now hooked on Pirate101 <BR> <BR> H - Home... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 22:59:16 EST Nov. 4, 2012 Day 4 Still having troubles with my sinuses and my head, took it easy most of the day, but I did get my laundry done. Really having trouble with the time change woke up at 5:00 this morning <em>40</em> and now I want to go to sleep at 9:30 pm <em>102</em> but I still need to take my shower, lol. <BR> Have a good night everyone. Sun, 4 Nov 2012 22:45:42 EST Nov. 3, 2012 Day 3 (gross stuff inside) Had a good weigh in today, the scale is still moving in the right direction and I made my quota for food today, yay! but did not get much exercise in today because I can't breathe and I have green snot coming out. I had sinus surgery back in 2008 and ever since then I have trouble breathing out of my nose and I get sinus infections at least 2 to 3 times a year and it's about time for the fall one to show up. I will figure it out on the exercising and breathing, but if I stay at my goal on cal... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 22:44:41 EST Nov. 2, 2012 Day 2 So it's the 2nd day of my personal 30 day blog challenge, just found out today what the next challenge for the 5% team is, we have to log our food and stay in calorie range, that's gonna be hard for me since I won't have money to buy food til Monday, right now I have 1" pork chops, bacon and sausage for meat and can vegetables, just trying to figure out what to make to eat that is in calorie range is giving me a headache, lol. I also need to get on the ball with my exercise. This week my weig... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 22:16:08 EST Nov. 1, 2012 Day 1 Well I went for my interview and they said that they would contact me some time next week.I've been having a rough time of getting my freggies in and now I have sprained ankle, it feels like I'm letting my team down.I've decided to try and do a 30 day blog challenge (gonna be hard) so you'll be hearing from me a lot more (not sure if you'll want to, lol). Can say that it was really nice out today Thu, 1 Nov 2012 19:44:19 EST Oct. 29, 2012 Just wanted to say that I'm sorry I haven't blogged in awhile, have been stressed about finding a job and also moving furniture and shampooing my living room carpets. I have a job interview tomorrow (YAY!) hopefully I get it and will be moving furniture and shampooing my bedroom this coming weekend unless I have to work. Mon, 29 Oct 2012 22:10:55 EST One Word Challenge Copied this from my 5% Fall Challenge Leader Leslie_2B_Less! <BR> <BR> Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? <BR> desk <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> no <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> grey <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> heaven <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> heaven <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? <BR> computer <BR> <BR> Your dream last night? <BR> unknown <BR> <B... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 15:57:13 EST Day 3 Oct. 8, 2012 Did my 15 min. of cardio, my upper st, and even got the right calories, but my stomach is protesting, real bad upset tummy tonight. Seems like it's always one thing or another. <em>40</em> <em>24</em> Mon, 8 Oct 2012 23:12:02 EST Sunday Oct. 7, 2012 Didn't do much today other than laundry and syncing some music from my laptop to my desktop (it dosen't recognize it's drive) and running to the bathroom every 15 min. My legs are still sore, but in the words of Miss Gloria Gaynor "I will Survive" and who knows maybe this health stuff will get easier. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 8 Oct 2012 00:01:04 EST Day 1 of the Fall 5% Challenge Did pretty good today on my exercise and water, but my muscles are talking back to me. Just wondering what next weeks LTGL challenge is going to be. Sat, 6 Oct 2012 23:38:01 EST Tuesday Oct. 2 Spent most of the day dealing with a migraine, but I did work this evening. Tue, 2 Oct 2012 22:56:49 EST Last Day of Sep. and alot has happened. Yay, I was on track for my calories, although that Blizzard from DQ almost sent me over. My car is finally acting right after needing jumped all last week, because of that I missed a whole week of my Curve's. I just hope that I can find another job, this mot having money to buy groceries SUCKS (excuse my language) Sun, 30 Sep 2012 21:23:04 EST A Question Just a mini blog to say, If I doing my math right I need to lose 9.5lbs for the 5% Challenge. If that's not right, will someone please let me know. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 09:05:55 EST Countdown Assignment #3 All the reasons I want to lose weight. <BR> 1. To be as healthy as I can be. <BR> 2. To have it not hurt as much when I walk. <BR> 3. To fit in my favorite dressy outfit again. <BR> How do I want to look? <BR> 1. I would really like to get rid of my flabby gut and breasts. <BR> How do I want to feel? <BR> 1. I would like to feel healthy instead of achy all the time. <BR> What things will I be able to do in the future with a slimmer, healthier body? <BR> 1. I will be able to go swimming witho... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 20:42:58 EST Countdown to the 5% Challenge Assignment 1, a. Have you got your gym clothes, tennies, water bottle, ect. ready to go? Yes I do. <BR> b. What is your exercise plan? My plan is to use my 1 month free membership to Curve's on Mon, Wed, and Fri's til it's over then switch to the 28 Day Bootcamp dvd and on Tue, Thu, and Sat's I'll walk. <BR> c. Do you know what diet you will follow? Found some recipes? Have you stocked up on the food? I'm planning on trying to stay at goal and making some of the... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 23:23:58 EST Call Me Ishmael or better yet call me STUPID, just got through walking just over 1 mile in 95 degree heat, I'm melting and my feet are killing me. <em>198</em> Wed, 1 Aug 2012 14:13:08 EST Bad Ending What a way to end the week, was fired from 1 of my clients because I wouldn't go to the store for her on my own time. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 18:17:19 EST A Trip to the ER Had to go to the ER for my blood pressure, it has been running a little high. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 22:38:13 EST The Tax Man Cometh! Getting a little bit back from Federal but had to pay state. <em>24</em> Fri, 13 Apr 2012 21:01:36 EST Wow, Where did time go? It's hard to believe that it's April already. Have not been doing so good in the program. I keep procrastinating about eating and exercising. It's gonna be a hard month for me, since my daughter who passed would have been 21 on the 11th. Maybe I'll just hibernate. Sun, 1 Apr 2012 17:24:45 EST Whew! Long Day! Today seemed to be a very long day and I really didn't do anything. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 22:38:37 EST Huh? What is that Still having to march, march , march, lol. I really think that I got passed over on the balance gene. And now I'm trying to figure out what cross training is. <em>33</em> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 22:30:14 EST Bootcamp Day 1 Today I found out that I really need to work on my balance and coordination, did the day 1 of the 28 day bootcamp and was marching for most of it, kept trying to fall over on the lunges (did not feel good on the ankles or knees). <BR> <em>198</em> <em>33</em> Wed, 14 Mar 2012 17:52:42 EST Spring is here! I really like and HATE this time of year. I like it being so pretty with the trees starting to bloom, but the building that I live in has boiler heating and a/c and they won't be turning the a/c on until the end of May, so those of us that would LOVE the cool have to suffer. <em>198</em> Mon, 12 Mar 2012 17:15:10 EST AACK!! Just got back from the dr.s, got some good news and some bad, lol. My weight has gone down since my last appointment and now I get to go to an ENT about my throat, been hoarse for about a week, but just a little redness. Not enough to be causing the voice change that she could see, so not good news. Thu, 1 Mar 2012 12:26:57 EST Yay! Did good today! All right so I didn't eat lunch or walk enough steps for my counter but, I did use the wind cycle and got my cardio done today. I think that that machine and i will become very good friends, it beats walking around the elevator shaft, which by the way if I walk around it 49 times I will have walked a mile, but that gets BORING. Tue, 17 Jan 2012 00:41:33 EST Time to get Serious Ok, I'm not gonna listen to my negative mind or my aching body anymore. I have a goal, I want to get healthy! Mon, 16 Jan 2012 00:48:29 EST Uggh! The 3rd is here I really do not like the 3rd of the month, it means paying bills. <em>46</em> Tue, 3 Jan 2012 11:37:52 EST Happy New Year Not sure why but I believe that the coming year will be a good one, at least until I step on the scale tomorrow, haven't weighed myself since the end of October. <BR> Had a real good time tonight at the party, but of course it ended early like all the other years. Sat, 31 Dec 2011 22:47:45 EST 2 Days to go Only two nights left in this year. Not sure if I can get to my desired weight by July 1st. Fri, 30 Dec 2011 21:35:27 EST I'm doing it Ok, did great on my food tracker, I still haven't started on the exercise yet. But now for some reason tonight I'm feeling super sleepy and it's only 20 minutes after 7. Hope I can stay awake until bedtime. Thu, 29 Dec 2011 20:21:15 EST Getting Excited! I'm actually starting to get excited about doing the jumpstart, but I'm also nervous about being able to keep with it. It seems that every time I do this I give up and I don't know how to get over this. Wed, 28 Dec 2011 21:34:08 EST Trying for the gazillionth time Well it's almost New Years and I'm back up to 190 lbs. I have decided to get serious about this starting on New Years day, but I'm not sure how to finance all the food. Tue, 27 Dec 2011 12:15:15 EST Trying to get back on Well, what with my birthday, and the 4th my eating went all to pot.But I seem to be getting better at the calorie counting, yay. Mon, 5 Jul 2010 14:59:15 EST I found a Secret, lol. The secret that I found for not eating so much is to wear my partial, lol. The thing makes my gums hurt and everything gets stuck in the wiring, but I'll take anyting I can get. Tue, 29 Jun 2010 12:47:10 EST 1st Day ! is Great Did a lot of walking at least according to my feet, but not according to my pedometer, which blows. Mon, 28 Jun 2010 21:20:42 EST