TRUE-NESS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TRUE%2DNESS TRUE-NESS'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/ Brief Update: What I've Been Up To... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739898 Hello Sparkfriends! <BR> <BR> I haven't really been active on SP that much lately. I'm sure I'll get back into it at some point. But, honestly, I seem to not have that many active sparkfriends, so I'm not really feeling as much support on here as I used to. And, without the support, it's kind of just a personal blog space. I've really been finding support on Instagram and in a Facebook group that I joined last month. I share my fitness goals, motivations, achievements, and pictures on t... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 08:31:44 EST My Experience: 10-Day Green Smoothie Cleanse (JJ Smith) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727394 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1781887632.jpg"> <BR> <BR> How many of you have heard of this detox cleanse?? The author was recently on the Steve Harvey Show and The View. <BR> <BR> Well, after I saw her on Steve Harvey, I said I would buy the book for my husband for Father's Day. He's been drinking smoothies since the beginning of the year and it's really allowed him to get more fruit and veggies into his diet that he's ever eaten. I've seen positive changes, but I ... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:08:36 EST March Roundup (Hits and Misses) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661310 In March, I set the following goals: <BR> <BR> - 1000 Fitness Minutes Trophy <BR> - Strength Training 3x/week <BR> - Water 8 cups/day <BR> - Cardio 16x/month (4x/week) <BR> - Burn 7000 Calories <BR> - Step 200,000 <BR> <BR> So, how'd I do? <BR> <BR> FITNESS MINUTES: Well, I gained a 2000 Fitness Minutes Trophy this month! Yay! That goal was met! <BR> <BR> STRENGTH TRAINING: I only did strength training about 4x this entire month. So, I still have some work to do in that area... as usu... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 23:42:27 EST My New Favorite App: Lose It! (short blog) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659115 Last Saturday when I was watching the weekend Today Show, Jenna Wolfe spotlighted an app called, Lose It!, stating that she thought it was the best app out there for tracking and weight loss. Well, I can't attest to that since I've not tried a lot of them. But, I can say that it's the best one that I've used so far. It's absolutely great! <BR> <BR> For me, what makes the app so great is it's EASE OF USE! <BR> <BR> When you first download and open the app, it'll ask how much you weigh, yo... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 07:40:35 EST My experience with Kelp Noodles!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635347 Last week when I was grocery shopping I saw something in the organic section at Wegmans called, Kelp noodles. I've been trying to limit my consumptions of breads and pastas so I thought it might be nice to try. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1471506591.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1104700976.jpg"> <BR> <BR> They don't require cooking and you can eat them right out of the bag. So, last night, I finally opened them up and tried them... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:21:10 EST For only the second time in my life... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600228 Hello Sparkfriends!! <BR> <BR> For only the second time in my life, I have worked out in a gym! The first time was as a guest at my sister's gym a few years ago. But this time, I worked out at MY gym!! <BR> <BR> I joined Gold's Gym on Friday and today (Monday) was my first workout!! It was so GREAT! I absolutely loved it! <BR> <BR> I never knew how much I was missing out on by not belonging to the gym. I've always been content (or so I thought) to workout on my treadmill in the baseme... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:28:06 EST Ready for 2014!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577946 2013 was not a good year in regard to health and fitness for me. It was miss after miss after miss. But, that was THEN. That was 2013. I'm not even going to spend time writing reflections about it. It's over. <BR> <BR> Its 2014!! And, I'm MEGA-excited about it!!! <BR> <BR> I'm finally ACTIVELY engaged. I feel the change within me and I'm finally READY for it!! <BR> <BR> HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! <BR> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 13:25:55 EST New Page, New Me, New Beginning... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5525710 This blog will be short... like status-update short. LOL It's really just for me to document my reboot. <BR> <BR> I am beginning again... <BR> <BR> I have updated my page, my ticker, my attitude, my pantry and my fridge. <BR> <BR> I won't stop. I won't quit. I won't give up. I won't settle. <BR> I will continue. I will move forward. I will succeed. I will be healthy. I will be happy with ME... in the skin that holds me right now. I will trust the process... I will trust the Lord.... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 15:37:13 EST I Thought About Deleting My Account http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524303 I seriously thought about deleting my account... actually I'm still thinking about it. I'm not sure I've resolved it in my head yet. The thought is on pause for now. <BR> <BR> It's kind of sad and frustrating to see where I started, where I've gotten to and then where I've spiraled down to again... Revisiting the same places is not cool. Not cool at all. <BR> <BR> So, I figured, if I'm practically starting over, maybe I should have a fresh new sparkpage... reach out to new friends... ... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 00:19:44 EST I've Missed... Everything and Everyone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335594 Hello Everybody!!! <BR> <BR> I've missed you all!! It's been FAR FAR FAR too long!! I'm telling you... I have MISSED you guys! <BR> <BR> I can't use my sister's wedding as an excuse any longer, but honestly, that threw everything way off. All my normal healthy habits.. all my routines... all my goals... they had all taken a backburner to her wedding. But, it's been over two weeks since that blessed event and it's PAST time to get it in high gear and start moving again!! <BR> <BR> There... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 18:51:57 EST My Sister Wed Today!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5314078 Hello Sparkpeeps! <BR> <BR> I don't have much to say... I'm tired. BUT... <BR> <BR> My sister's wedding was TODAY!!! WooooHooooo!!!! It was so awesome and I'm so happy for her!!! I'm also happy for ME... because IT'S OVER. LOL My life can get back to some semblance of normalcy. LOL <BR> <BR> This was me, TODAY at the wedding: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1601544473.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ======================== <BR> Remember how I looked in my dress bac... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 22:25:00 EST SHRED Update and Other Realizations... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267717 I know many of you have been waiting for an update on how I've been doing with the SHRED Diet. <BR> <BR> Well, I had been taking a break from SHRED because I had been so busy with planning my sister's bridal shower and various other wedding planning activities. I did partially do Week 2. I kind of hit and missed my way through it, the same as I did Week 1... but it was more miss than hit. Nevertheless, I managed to maintain the weight I had lost that first week. No loss, but no gain. No... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:34:36 EST What’s New?: SHRED Week 1 (PRIME) Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251515 I started a new program last week: SHRED: The Revolutionary Diet, by Dr. Ian Smith. <BR> <BR> I began the program on February 8th! <BR> <BR> BRIEF SYNOPSIS OF PROGRAM: <BR> <BR> The program is divided into six cycles, each cycle lasting a week. Each week is designed to stand on it's own and to be different from the weeks before. The weeks are Prime, Challenge, Transformation, Ascend, Cleanse, and Explode. <BR> <BR> SHRED strongly focuses on two components that might not be talked about... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 11:28:06 EST Stagnant... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5019807 Stagnant: characterized by lack of development, advancement, or progressive movement. <BR> <BR> That one word pretty much sums up how I feel right now and how I'm doing as well. I've been struggling and my inconsistent efforts leave me in this stagnant condition. <BR> <BR> I'm TRYING to stay motivated. But, with me, I lose motivation very easily when I don't see results of hard work. It doesn't take long either. If I work hard ONE lil ole week and I don't see immediate results on the s... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 18:04:03 EST I Forgot How Big I really WAS... (w/PICS) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4940577 I was flipping through some photo albums today and I was shocked to see how big I was in some of the photos. I had forgotten... <BR> <BR> You see when your weight goes up and down, you forget when you were huge and when you started losing... AGAIN. Well, I had been focusing on this CURRENT jourmey and I had THOUGHT that I was my heaviest back in November 2009 when i weighed in at 192 lbs. This is me then... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l560319468.jpg"> <BR... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 19:40:19 EST A Wonderful Memorial Day Walk with my Daddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4901103 Yesterday, I went to a Memorial Day cookout at my father's house. Before leaving, we made plans to meet up this morning so that we could FINALLY walk the Woodrow Wilson Bridge Trail. I have been wanting to walk it for so long, but I just couldn't figure out where the trail began. Since he rides his bike across the bridge sometimes, he knew exactly where to park and where the trail started. <BR> <BR> So, I left the house at 6:00 a.m. and headed to his house to pick him up. Can you believe... Mon, 28 May 2012 11:31:24 EST The Aftermath of Boot Camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4890954 If you read my blog from Saturday, you know that I participated in my first ever boot camp workout session. I listed the things I liked and disliked about the experience. But, at the time of writing my blog, which was the same day of the boot camp. At that time I was only experiencing pain in my glutes, so I was still on a relative high from the experience. <BR> <BR> BUT THE AFTERMATH on Sunday is that my body hurt ALLLLLLL OVER. It hurt in places that I wasn't even aware there were musc... Mon, 21 May 2012 09:55:53 EST OMG!! BOOT CAMP: What I Liked and Disliked http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4888372 Today was my first live bootcamp experience. I feel like I worked out, but nothing too over-the-top. I think that tomorrow, I'll DEFINITELY feel it in my glutes and probably triceps the most. But, for today, I feel pretty good. <BR> <BR> There are definitely some things I liked and some things that I disliked about this particular bootcamp: <BR> <BR> CHEERS: <BR> <BR> <em>48</em> It was outside and it was a gorgeous, cool, spring morning. <BR> <BR> <em>48</em> The class was mostl... Sat, 19 May 2012 09:54:06 EST A Mother's Day Message http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4879955 I had an absolutely wonderful Mother's Day today! I spent the day with my hubby, my children, my Mommy, my sister and her fiance. We had such a wonderful time of fellowship. <BR> <BR> We went to church in the morning and then to a restaurant to eat. I had the seafood fettucine alfredo. I'm not even going to attempt to track it. The portions were so huge. But, I only ate half. I could have probably ate just a third of my plate and been fine. LOL But it was a delicious meal. No desse... Sun, 13 May 2012 21:57:26 EST Getting Back on Track Attack http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4874456 As I mentioned in some of my status updates, I've been struggling to regain consistency every since having achieved my 5K goal. I ran the 5K almost a month ago (April 14th) and hadn't worked out AT ALL from that time until YESTERDAY. Key word: YESTERDAY. <BR> <BR> Last night, I sat up and wrote (or re-wrote) my goals on paper for this week (baby steps) and started implementing plans to achieve them TODAY. One component of those plans is to workout EVERY single day for at least 35 minutes... Wed, 9 May 2012 19:07:08 EST Milestone #4: I Can't Believe I RAN a 5K!!!! Wow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4834562 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l833377438.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I did it!!! I can't believe it!! I actually did it! I set a goal at the end of 2011 to run a 5K in 2012. When I signed up in March, I was left with only 5 weeks to train. Those 5 weeks were aggressive. But, I actually did it!! Me??!! Unbelievable! <BR> <BR> My husband, children, mother and best friend all came down to support me. It was great knowing they were there.... They are the absolute best!!! <BR> ... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 10:23:21 EST I Did It!! I Ran for 35 Minutes Straight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4818566 I wasn't sure that I was going to be able to do it. I mean, 5K Training has NOT been going well. <BR> <BR> Week 1 - I trained 1 day. <BR> Week 1 repeat - I trained 2 days <BR> Week 2 - I skipped altogether. I didn't do any training. <BR> Week 3 - I trained 1 day and then another day I just walked the entire time <BR> <BR> And, now, it's week 4!! I am supposed to RUN (no walk intervals) for all of my training days! Day 1 is supposed to be 35 minutes; Day 2, 35 minutes; and Day 3, 40 minut... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 12:51:32 EST What's Been Going on With Me?... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4784283 Well, I've been kind of quiet for about a month and a half... That's because I've been BUSY BUSY BUSY. <BR> <BR> At first, I was busy getting in trouble... (I gained 10 lbs in about a week during the first month in February). <BR> <BR> Then I was busy celebrating (My birthday and my son's birthday and Valentine's Day... which didn't help to get rid of the 10 lbs.) <BR> <BR> And then, I got busy losing... <BR> <BR> Finally, TODAY, my ticker reflects the truth of my weight again!! WHAT HAR... Mon, 12 Mar 2012 19:05:55 EST Milestone #3: I'm 3/4 of the Way to Goal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4709772 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l742195335.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This will be short and sweet... <BR> <BR> TODAY, I'm praising God because I've reached the 3/4 point of my weight loss journey!!! <BR> <BR> WOW!! <BR> <BR> I have 5 pounds to lose before I reach HEALTHY and my wedding-day weight! I have 15 more pounds to lose before I reach GOAL!!!!!! What?!! <BR> <BR> WOW!! <BR> <BR> Honestly, this kind of scares me though...especially right now. You see, February is a cel... Sun, 29 Jan 2012 07:35:03 EST I'm in the 140's!!!! - 2012 Milestone #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4697183 This morning, I weighed myself and the scale said 149.8! That means that I hit Milestone #2 for 2012: I am in the 140's!! <BR> <BR> I do know that I really weigh 150 if I'm rounding off and that the .2 pounds that keeps the scale from saying 150 may be back as soon as tomorrow. But, I don't care. I won't weigh myself tomorrow. I will hold on to the fact that I see 14__ TODAY. I AM in the 140's TODAY and I haven't seen 14__ in a very long time. So, I am going to celebrate that milestone... Sun, 22 Jan 2012 16:10:10 EST 40 LBS GONE FOREVER!!! - 2012 Milestone #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4676224 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l239439385.jpg"> <BR> <BR> At the end of 2011, I wrote a blog and I proclaimed to you all: <BR> <BR> "I'm not gonna talk about my goals. I'm not gonna blog about my goals. I'm just going to report that I've achieved them. My motto has become, "Less Talking, More DOING!" In 2012, I'm all about the SHOW!" <BR> <BR> So, this is the show.... this is my celebration of Milestone #1 - 40 lbs GONE! I am soooo happy! I can't even hide it. I'm on... Thu, 12 Jan 2012 13:24:00 EST Reflections... and The Last Weigh-in of 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4646265 2011... what a year! <BR> <BR> As I report my mere 9 lb weight loss for the entire year, I would have to say that those are pretty dismal results... BUT, I CAN'T say that it was a disappointing YEAR. I just can't say that. My health and fitness journey for this year cannot boil down to weight loss only. <BR> <BR> I've had a great year! In fact, although I lost more weight in 2010, I had more personal successes in 2011. <BR> <BR> * I walked in my first official 5K (SGK Race for the Cure)... Sat, 31 Dec 2011 10:48:20 EST Food Picture Tracking - Dec. 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4610195 BREAKFAST <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l564179703.jpg"> <BR> Quaker Old Fashioned oats (made w/milk), pure NY maple syrup, blueberries <BR> 302 calories <BR> <BR> MID-MORNING SNACK <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l255543426.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l750248577.jpg"> <BR> Apple wedges w/ 1 tbsp peanut butter <BR> 125 calories <BR> <BR> LUNCH <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9... Sat, 3 Dec 2011 05:16:52 EST Food Picture Tracking - Dec. 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4608602 BREAKFAST <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l131169049.jpg"> <BR> Scrambled eggs; turkey bacon; Activia yogurt <BR> 255 calories <BR> <BR> <BR> LUNCH <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l46826637.jpg"> <BR> Sandwich w/deli meat, cheese, spicy mustard and kale green leaves; sweet mini peppers; apple <BR> 327 calories <BR> <BR> <BR> DINNER <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l118050127.jpg"> <BR> Boneless chicke... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 22:24:09 EST Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4606548 BREAKFAST <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l882540596.jpg"> <BR> Kashi GoLean Crisp Toasted Berry Crunch cereal w/blueberries <BR> 282 calories <BR> <BR> <BR> SNACK <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l162184144.jpg"> <BR> 6 Newtons Fruit Thins (3 Citrus Cranberry; 3 Chocolate Raspberry) <BR> 280 calories <BR> <BR> <BR> LUNCH <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l108090550.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-a... Wed, 30 Nov 2011 19:30:23 EST Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4604953 BREAKFAST <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l317139933.jpg"> <BR> Scrambled eggs; turkey bacon; whole wheat bread w/Polaner All Fruit; milk <BR> 375 calories <BR> <BR> <BR> MID-MORNING SNACK <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l482700996.jpg"> <BR> Snyder's Old Tyme pretzels <BR> 180 calories <BR> <BR> <BR> LUNCH <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l730844883.jpg"> <BR> Tuna salad <BR> 342 calories <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 20:03:17 EST Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4603320 BREAKFAST <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l36359109.jpg"> <BR> Fruit & Yogurt Parfait (made with Fage Greek yogurt, Kashi GoLean Crisp Toasted Berry Crunch cereal, blueberries and strawberries) <BR> 323 Calories <BR> <BR> <BR> MID-MORNING SNACK <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l510876884.jpg"> <BR> Small apple <BR> 63 Calories <BR> <BR> <BR> LUNCH <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l840788202.jpg"> <BR> ... Mon, 28 Nov 2011 20:09:43 EST Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4601866 BREAKFAST (6:35 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l550690935.jpg"> <BR> Kashi GoLean Crisp! Toasted Berry Crunch and milk <BR> 282 calories <BR> <BR> SNACK (9:15 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l554043577.jpg"> <BR> Pistachio blend <BR> 160 calories <BR> <BR> SNACK (2:35 p.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l398371161.jpg"> <BR> Carrots <BR> 30 calories <BR> <BR> DINNER (5:30 p.m.) <BR> <B... Sun, 27 Nov 2011 22:18:33 EST Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4600440 BREAKFAST (7:15 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l804273924.jpg"> <BR> Special K Red Berries cereal and 1% milk (not pictured) <BR> <BR> <BR> SNACK (11:15 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l158414031.jpg"> <BR> Newtons Fruit Thins (Cranberry Citrus Oat) <BR> <BR> <BR> LUNCH (1:00 p.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l186436377.jpg"> <BR> Wegmans: Shrimp purses, shrimp (something, I can't re... Sat, 26 Nov 2011 20:38:35 EST Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4599225 BREAKFAST (9:20 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l946086890.jpg"> <BR> 2 scrambled eggs; 2 pieces of turkey bacon; Fage Greek yogurt; blueberries <BR> <BR> <BR> LUNCH (12:30 p.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l254666463.jpg"> <BR> Jerk pork chop sandwich on wheat; baby carrots; an apple <BR> <BR> <BR> DINNER (6:30 p.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l917469988.jpg"> <BR> My version of hot w... Fri, 25 Nov 2011 18:42:51 EST Thanksgiving Day Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4598360 BREAKFAST (7:45 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l222279627.jpg"> <BR> Old fashioned oats w/blueberries, Fage yogurt, maple syrum <BR> <BR> SNACK (12:45 p.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l200566014.jpg"> <BR> <BR> SNACK (3:00 p.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l229905444.jpg"> <BR> <BR> THANKSGIVING DINNER and DESSERT <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l186802588... Thu, 24 Nov 2011 22:04:18 EST Inquiring Minds Wanted to Know... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4597726 <em>38</em> <BR> "Now that you've done the food blogs for a while, I'm curious about what you think about the experience. How do you feel about your progress overall? What appeals to you specifically about the food blogs? Are you happy with the kinds/quantity you're eating? Any insights you've gained? Inquiring minds want to know.... " <BR> <BR> That's what my dear, supportive Sparkfriend, TEMPEST272002 asked me a couple of days ago. This blog is my response to her and any other "inquirin... Thu, 24 Nov 2011 09:09:29 EST Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4597673 BREAKFAST (9am) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l502653470.jpg"> <BR> 2 scrambled eggs; 3 slices of applewood smoked bacon; black and green grapes; slice of wheat bread w/Smart Balance Light buttery spread <BR> <BR> <BR> SNACK (12:15 p.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l525204885.jpg"> <BR> carrots <BR> <BR> <BR> SNACK (2:30 p.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l66831980.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> DIN... Thu, 24 Nov 2011 08:15:56 EST Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4596452 BREAKFAST (7:30 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l393376054.jpg"> <BR> Kashi GoLean Toasted Berry Crunch cereal w/blueberries and milk <BR> <BR> <BR> SNACK (10:45 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l530171084.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l926916667.jpg"> <BR> Sweet mini peppers and an apple <BR> <BR> <BR> LUNCH (2:15 p.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l731748907.... Wed, 23 Nov 2011 08:29:20 EST Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4594817 6:45 a.m. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l922272929.jpg"> <BR> grapes (pre-workout) <BR> <BR> 9:45 a.m. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l375416461.jpg"> <BR> collard greens <BR> <BR> 1:00 p.m. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l716247409.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l328458079.jpg"> <BR> pretzels w/ garlic and herb cheese spread <BR> <BR> 6:45 p.m. <BR> <BR> <img src="http:... Tue, 22 Nov 2011 00:51:00 EST Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4592878 BREAKFAST (7:40 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l895276141.jpg"> <BR> Old Fashioned oats w/ .25 cup Kashi GoLean cereal sprinkled on top, a Tbsp of Fage Greek yogurt, a few blueberries and 3 tsps pure maple syrup <BR> <BR> <BR> SNACK (11:00 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l729367344.jpg"> <BR> black and green grapes <BR> <BR> <BR> SNACK (2:45 p.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l9113817... Sun, 20 Nov 2011 19:33:48 EST Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4591630 BREAKFAST (7:15 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l93167575.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l194581351.jpg"> <BR> Spinach and grapes <BR> <BR> <BR> LUNCH (11:15 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l832158106.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l130681125.jpg"> <BR> Carrots and an apple <BR> <BR> <BR> SNACK (1:30 p.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l... Sat, 19 Nov 2011 19:06:51 EST Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4590513 BREAKFAST (8:00 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l599476497.jpg"> <BR> Old fashioned oatmeal w/Fage Greek yogurt, apples, blueberries, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice and NY pure maple syrup <BR> <BR> <BR> LUNCH (2:45 p.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l842832880.jpg"> <BR> Shrimp salad <BR> <BR> <BR> SNACK (5:45 p.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l218891818.jpg"> <BR> Skinny Cow cookies n crea... Fri, 18 Nov 2011 19:27:36 EST Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4589267 BREAKFAST (8:50 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l344599194.jpg"> <BR> Kashi GoLean Crisp Toasted Berry Crunch cereal and milk <BR> <BR> <BR> LUNCH (1:00 p.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l965291028.jpg"> <BR> Turkey sandwich on wheat w/light mayo <BR> <BR> <BR> DINNER (6:00 p.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l191773734.jpg"> <BR> Digiorno pizza slice and salad of mixed field greens, cucu... Thu, 17 Nov 2011 21:24:34 EST Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4588341 BREAKFAST (8:00 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l374653522.jpg"> <BR> Old fashioned oatmeal w/apple pie seasoning (cinnamon, allspice, nutmeg), NY pure maple syrup, Fage plain yogurt, and apples. <BR> <BR> THIS WAS SOOOO DELICIOUS! <BR> <BR> <BR> LUNCH (11:45 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l473375254.jpg"> <BR> Grilled chicken breast sandwich on wheat w/spinach and Wholly Guacamole <BR> <BR> <BR> DINNER (5:30 p.m.) ... Thu, 17 Nov 2011 09:27:22 EST Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4586669 BREAKFAST (7:30 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l125492780.jpg"> <BR> turkey bacon; scrambled eggs; cheesy grits <BR> <BR> <BR> LUNCH (1:00 p.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l807866117.jpg"> <BR> Salad of mixed field greens, tomato, cucumber and Bolthouse yogurt dressing <BR> <BR> AND <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l250364677.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l13170310... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 08:24:31 EST Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4584397 BREAKFAST (8:15 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l487037949.jpg"> <BR> Kashi GoLean Crisp Toasted Berry Crunch cereal and milk <BR> <BR> <BR> SNACK (11:15 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l185254357.jpg"> <BR> Blue chips <BR> <BR> <BR> LUNCH (1:30 p.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269901945.jpg"> <BR> 6 inch Subway club on wheat w/spinach, onions, tomatoes, black olives, hot peppers, p... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 20:34:10 EST Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4582870 BREAKFAST (8:30 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l562193259.jpg"> <BR> Turkey bacon, 2 scrambled eggs, and fresh spinach on toast; apple wedges; a cup of milk <BR> <BR> <BR> SNACK (3:30 p.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l849142031.jpg"> <BR> Blue chips <BR> <BR> <BR> DINNER (5:00 p.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l109513610.jpg"> <BR> 2 chicken legs; collards; brown rice w/sharp cheddar ... Sun, 13 Nov 2011 21:55:15 EST Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4581310 BREAKFAST (7:30 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l687146398.jpg"> <BR> Kashi GoLean Crisp Toasted Berry Crunch and milk <BR> <BR> <BR> LUNCH (11:00 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l515057792.jpg"> <BR> Polaner All Fruit (raspberry) and peanut butter sandwich; apple wedges; Garden of Eaten blue tortilla chips <BR> <BR> <BR> SNACK (2:30 p.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l107319564.jpg"> ... Sat, 12 Nov 2011 20:02:30 EST Food Picture Tracking - Nov. 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4580080 BREAKFAST (9:00 a.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l469486886.jpg"> <BR> Oatmeal w/blueberries, NY pure maple syrup, Fage Greek yogurt, cinnamon, allspice and nutmeg <BR> <BR> <BR> LUNCH (1:25 p.m.) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l74521217.jpg"> <BR> Lunch at Wegmans! LOL Greek chicken pita <BR> <BR> AND <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l43698585.jpg"> <BR> Carribbean black bean soup (12 oz) <BR>... Fri, 11 Nov 2011 21:01:51 EST