VICTUS_GIRLANYA's SparkPeople Blog VICTUS_GIRLANYA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I know I should Blog alot more. What did you think i was going to say.....LOL <BR> <BR> The only times I really blog is when I have something to really say or it's something I am proud of and want to share it with my spark family. <BR> <BR> Blogging just seem to updated for me. Yes, I can't believe I said that. <BR> <BR> I always say I will try to go and do it more. I just can't ever seem to find something to blog about. I see other they blog 2 or 3 times a day. I just can't find a way to do that for mys... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 04:36:09 EST Already I have started my next puzzle already... <BR> <BR> Yes, you know'll be another Star Wars one... <BR> <BR> That's how I deal with my down time when I have gotten all the workout time in and the house is ready........and the pups are laid quiet on the floor sleeping.... <BR> <BR> It's my ME TIME!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Will as usual post pics when I am done and it's framed..... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 07:51:40 EST Here's my latest artwork Let me know what you think????? <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 19 Jan 2013 21:00:27 EST Schedule, Schedule, Schedule, I am such a nerd Over the time I have been back on spark. I have planned out everything single minute of every single day. If I didn't I would never stick to it. This is what I have learned of myself over the past few years. If it's NOT scheduled then it doesn't have to be done. <BR> <BR> I set a schedule from the time I wake up till I go to bed. Here is a example. <BR> <BR> 6:30am Wake up <BR> 6:35am Shower <BR> 6:45am Breakfast <BR> 7:15am Walking <BR> 9:15am Relax <BR> 9:45am Clean <BR> 12:00 Lunch <B... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 07:24:28 EST A much happier woman I am happy my computer has finally come home. <BR> <BR> They had to replace the mother board yet again and also replaced the hard drive. The computer came back and I had to re do about a million windows updates. Then play happy dappy catch up. So much fun there as the windows updates took about 3 hrs all on it's own. <BR> <BR> I however, Have kept a good keep track in a journal that I started writing on the side. <BR> <BR> Been doing pretty good. In a plateu right now. For about the pas... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 04:26:51 EST I am annoyed Haven't binged though thank God. <BR> <BR> I just got my computer back last Wednesday and now it has to go back again. They put in a new motherboard and guess what I got yesterday. The "Blue Screen Of Death". I am so angry about this. This is twice in one month that I have had to send it in for repair. <BR> <BR> I just wanted to let everyone know as my streak will drop for a bit, but when I get my computer back I will be on logging and chugging away..... <BR> <BR> Love you all. Mon, 17 Dec 2012 16:00:49 EST Feel free to add to.... In the wake of such a tragedy as Sandy Hook Elementary in CT yesterday morning. All i have been doing is praying and many verses from the bible came to my head. This is not the Lords or the Govs fault. It's WE THE PEOPLE. We scream for changes and regulations and nothing gets done. I am not saying completely take away guns. They are a privilege we all share such as driving. We just need to speak out more on what can be done. However, I do not want to make this political so I will let that th... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 15:19:04 EST just 2 pic of my tree Didn't take too many...these are pictures of our tree (has blue and white lights) with my Hanukkah presi's underneath that my sister sent me this year.... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 05:26:30 EST Hurtful words.... I watched the elections yesterday from start to finish. Also, I watched facebook as well. <BR> <BR> Both online. <BR> <BR> After each state that President Obama got and even after he was projected the winner and more so after the concession speech of Mr. Mitt Romney. The things people were saying. <BR> <BR> They just weren't political based. They were down right hatred and evil things. <BR> <BR> No one said outright they wish harm or death to Obama. However, that was the feeling I got fr... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 08:56:11 EST Well it's here........... Election Day 2012 for us here in the States. <BR> <BR> Lots of things to consider. Both good and Bad for both major sides. However, there are others running as well that you don't get to hear about. One I think is the Green party and the other Libertarian. <BR> <BR> Praying that all make choices wisely. Vote according to your conscious not what the media has said or anything that has caused you to vote just because that one is a lesser evil than the other. <BR> <BR> I know it sounds like... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 06:24:45 EST Today's Verse Wow It's been almost a month since I blogged...bad me... <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's Daily Bible Verse <BR> <BR> The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and I am helped. My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. The LORD is the strength of his people, a fortress of salvation for his anointed one. Save your people and bless your inheritance; be their shepherd and carry them forever. Wed, 31 Oct 2012 01:06:01 EST Taking Time You know we go through our lives. Thinking of ourselves first. Through out lifestyle change. That sometimes if it's not close to home we never think of it. (I am not saying everyone or pointing out anyone..this is just a thought I have had this morning) <BR> <BR> I found out some news this morning. That reminds me that even famous or Semi Famous people get sick to. <BR> <BR> I know we can sit and think that hey they can afford doctors and expensive treatments. However, they are people too.... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 14:23:24 EST Reflections I have been sitting here thinking of how my life was before finding out I was pre diabetic and now. Granted it's only been one month. But wow what a month. I have learned so much and gained even more respect for me. <BR> <BR> 16 pounds gone. <BR> New Friendships <BR> Feel generally good about myself. <BR> I begin working again this coming Tuesday. <BR> I don't mind getting out of bed. <BR> I am getting more sleep. <BR> I am not such a homebody anymore. <BR> <BR> Those are just a few of th... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 01:10:00 EST Simple blog for everyone who reads them I just want to say: <BR> <BR> THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Without your support and inspiration I may not have been able to continue. I would have become depressed and given up. <BR> <BR> Thanks to you all I have kept up the motivation and kept going. <BR> <BR> Losing 16 pounds so far is not just due to my efforts but yours as well for being such great friends and an awesome Spark family!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sat, 29 Sep 2012 01:48:55 EST BaCk In ThE sWiNg Finally am back to my full self again. Being a woman is one of the toughest jobs that can be done. <BR> <BR> I am hoping my meds soon help me with all this so it becomes a little easier... <BR> <BR> However, I was able to get some walking time in. 30 minutes. Not to shabby...just glad I didn't lose faith.. <BR> <BR> Not with friends like you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Fri, 28 Sep 2012 00:28:15 EST I got this verse in my email today and wanted to share Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me; O LORD, be my help. You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever. <BR> ( Psalm 30:10-12) Thu, 27 Sep 2012 12:11:53 EST Today was an epic fail I got up @ 1pm. I didn't get much good rest due to storms. Ate ok though. Did not exercise at all. Laid on the couch with bad stomach cramps all day. Sometimes I hate being a woman.... <BR> <BR> BUT................... <BR> <BR> Tomorrow will be day 1 of my 30 day streak and beyond challenge. That's ok. I will not be giving up. I will keep pushing to get to where I need to be for me and my health! Wed, 26 Sep 2012 21:57:14 EST Day 4 is Outta Here............ I actually did Zumba wow....that sure tires you out.......I got so into it. I did 30 minutes of it.....not so bad...just going sideways my feet do not agree...haha on me <BR> <BR> I also got 10 minutes of major housework in. Major clean of the kitchen after I got my Chicken Noodle Soup started. I forgot how much fun it was to cut alot and do it all from scratch. That should be done in the next hour. I did a major kitchen clean as chicken and salmonella scares the life outta me. I wanted to m... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 18:10:56 EST Day 3 Woo Hoo Day 3 has come and will be gone soon... <BR> <BR> I have gotten my 4 miles in. Walking over 40 min. <BR> <BR> I am working hard........ <BR> <BR> Never stop trying.....for if you don't try you will never succeed.. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 17:35:45 EST 2 Challenges at once. Multitasker that I am.... I am doing a personal one with a friend. Day 1 I got in a 30 min walk and got 3.5 miles. Felt good after. Can't wait to do it again. I never thought I would look forward to walking. Will try to shoot for longer out on the walking trail. <BR> <BR> The second Is the HLC fall challenge. It's not going to be that hard. Report #'s weekly, post, do mini challenges. (water and other things etc.) The later this week is hard for me as it pertains to math. I have never been good at math. So I am hop... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 08:52:13 EST My gosh I have opened my eyes, Help me to be accountable!!!!!!! I sit here and think to myself yes I can do that or even do it better. <BR> <BR> I look at exercise video and think ok I can do that. Then I see some that make me stop and think. Oh my...that looks like it will hurt. Then that little bit of confidence I had seems to vanish with the wind. Then I am ending up back at square one. <BR> <BR> I actually caught myself just this morning saying that out loud. I have never been afraid to try anything before. So this is new territory for me. That sca... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 07:14:51 EST Just to make you think. I saw this and went hmmmmmmmmm.... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 01:30:34 EST A Note Of Motivation <img src=""> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 03:50:39 EST Borrowed from Pixie it's fun A. Are you at all artistic? <BR> A little <BR> <BR> B. What are your favorite burger toppings? <BR> Veggies and an egg <BR> <BR> C. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? <BR> Royal Blue <BR> <BR> D. Diamond or pearls? <BR> Pearls <BR> <BR> E. What exotic pet would you like to have? <BR> Panther <BR> <BR> F. What was the last film you saw at the cinema? <BR> Pirates of the Carribean At Worlds End (we don't go much) <BR> <BR> G. What is the worst gift you have ever receive... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 07:39:57 EST 2 weeks straight....I can't believe it!!!!!!!!!! After 35 years. I think I can call it OFFICIAL!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> NO PEPSI for 2 whole WEEKS...... <BR> <BR> I don't even crave it anymore........ <BR> <BR> I can officially say............ <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 01:42:36 EST Off to a bad start I woke up 3 hours late....yes I have to play it like I am running on time. <BR> <BR> I still have to get my walk in before it rains. Housework done before hubby gets up....and a few other things before dinner......we always have one of these Mon, 17 Sep 2012 13:43:53 EST Making it Stick I am making sure this time to. I just got done rearranging my cabinets in the kitchen. <BR> <BR> Got inspired by the video on organizing spices and such. <BR> <BR> I pulled everything out. Checked dates. Sorted everything. (i.e. cans, boxes, spices, snackies and drink stuffs) then organized them with what I need on lower shelves as I am short. I pulled all the healthy stuff to the front. Make it easier to find and get to. As opposed to the all the junk that was in front. Junk in the front... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 15:18:00 EST It is Sunday so a verse that I heard today <em>335</em> <BR> Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and your plans will succeed. <BR> (Proverbs 16:3) Sun, 16 Sep 2012 11:58:48 EST Going to ask a question...... Sometimes you can't figure out things to blog about. Some are like me they don't really look at themselves to post themselves alot in a the question is. <BR> <BR> What is it that helps/motivates you for you blog writings?????? Sat, 15 Sep 2012 21:02:31 EST Get Thinking, exercise your Brain I saw this on Snowyogas blog through one of her other groups, and thought it would not only be a neat game to blog through but also a great way to be honest with yourself and exercise you brain.... <BR> <BR> It's Called MY ABC's. After you read mine. Think of what your ABC's are and pass it along for others. May truly help someone. <BR> <BR> A is for ABOVE and BEYOND...Does competition push you? ~ Yes. Beacuse, we are told we are overweight and we can't do it I show them.. <BR> <BR> B is... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 19:19:37 EST Why is it When you take meds they love to just keep you awake. I did not get a single ounce of sleep last night. <BR> <BR> My meds just had it's final uppage last night. Started at 500mg and went to 1500mg.. <BR> <BR> I just wish I could sleep... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 05:08:33 EST Let's get a little Spark feedback or advice going here: I will do this once in a while to get info for myself and other sparkers who may read the blog..... <BR> <BR> Today we'll go over Motivation...... <BR> <BR> According to <link><BR>vation </link> <BR> mo·ti·va·tion&#8194; &#8194;[moh-tuh-vey-shuhn] <BR> noun <BR> 1. <BR> the act or an instance of motivating, or providing with a reason to act in a certain way <BR> 2. <BR> the state or condition of being motivated <BR> 3. <BR> somethin... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 15:03:27 EST I ranted on another blog....realized it was what I wanted to share coffee is my daily indulgence. I have only one cup now instead of the whole pot a day (unless spark has it in my plan)........where I got stuck alot was Pepsi. I drank that all day and all night like it was the water of life. Just when I started two weeks ago here on spark. I forced myself to drink only one Pespi a day. I split it between lunch and dinner. 6 oz. each meal. Then I noticed I wasn't drinking the whole thing. Plus, after a while it started to taste differently. So I said to my... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:36:17 EST Spark Coach asked me this today Daily Visualization <BR> <BR> Today, imagine your "future self" giving your past (or current) self a hug. See your future self thanking your past self for having the courage to move forward in this healthy lifestyle journey. How does it feel to look back on your former self with new eyes? <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~<BR>~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> It was hard for me to do this at I can't see past today and getting today finished. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 12:49:15 EST I Finally Did Something I Was Never Able To Before.... I have been sick this weekend still making sure to get in what I can without going overboard. <BR> <BR> Since finding out my news of being insulin resistant I knew it was definitely, FINALLY, time for a change. <BR> <BR> Went through the cabinets and started my good byes. Some Teary and some not so teary... <BR> <BR> <BR> Good bye Chocolate I knew you well...... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good bye Fried foods....This Philly Girl w... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 17:08:09 EST A shorty today Got to bed late. Thank you thunderstorms. My older dog is scared to dang near death of them. So I stayed up with her till they majority of them passed.....ended up waking up seriously late and behind schedule. Feeling very, very warm today. It's only 63 degrees outside. I hope i am not really coming down with something. I don't wanna fall too far behind....... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 11:23:53 EST A good bible verse for today Hear, O LORD, and be merciful to me; O LORD, be my help. You turned my wailing into dancing; you removed my sackcloth and clothed me with joy, that my heart may sing to you and not be silent. O LORD my God, I will give you thanks forever. <BR> ( Psalm 30:10-12) Fri, 7 Sep 2012 10:09:40 EST Beginning to feel it Not complaining mind you. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, what was supposed to be a 30 minute walk turned into a 50 minute enjoyable walk. I walked the bike path and just looked at all the scenery and the wildlife. <BR> <BR> It was fun for me. Till hubby called me. How are ya on the way Thu, 6 Sep 2012 08:31:30 EST Catching up More like life catching up with me. I used to be able to do anything, eat anything at any time day or night. <BR> <BR> Now, If I don't eat or exercise right my pre diabetes will turn into full blown. I could eat anything. I had lost weight on Spark before. For those who remember when. So I went off of Spark for the longest time. I got tons of cardio at work running around all night. Then last February I was out of work. It's been more than a year and a half of my not working. Other than t... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 05:10:42 EST WOOOOOOO HOOOOOO First weigh in today.......5lbs...woot woot. Tue, 4 Sep 2012 06:47:44 EST Gosh Dang It I have it.......darn it <BR> <BR> That feeling of you know you were gonna write something down and then poof it magically went away the moment you opened your blog to type. <BR> <BR> OH YES, I have it today. Bloggers Block...... <BR> <BR> That's ok. I can wing <BR> <BR> I always seem to try to put humor into everything I do. It's been my best defense my whole life. I would pick on me before the others could so that way I knew for sure their words wouldn't be hurtful to me.... Mon, 3 Sep 2012 11:36:45 EST Working at it Breakfast...a meal I hardly ever did's quite foreign to me.... <BR> <BR> Total Rasin Bran <BR> Milk 2% <BR> Orange Juice (vitamin D and Calcium) <BR> Coffee <BR> Creamer <BR> <BR> Just a teensy bit over on carbs for breakfast....not much.....but enough that says work on it........ Sun, 2 Sep 2012 07:47:21 EST I can't believe I did it! It's actually nothing bad either. Unless you include the extra 40 dollars it cost. <BR> <BR> My husband and I went grocery shopping today. Yay fun and pure enjoyment. I say that with sarcasm. However, I went in with an action plan. I have never done that before. We shop at Aldi's mostly as their products are a little less in the expensive range. <BR> <BR> I am digressing. Well if you have ever been in one you know they aren't a huge grocery store like Kroger's. I did it tho. I walked ea... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 19:23:57 EST This is one of my fav verses....... September 01 2012 <BR> Rise up; this matter is in your hands. We will support you, so take courage and do it. <BR> (Ezra 10:4) Sat, 1 Sep 2012 13:24:46 EST This came in my daily email I get the daily bible quotes in my email. This one made sense to me this morning.....At least the one light bulb left came on...... <BR> <BR> Then you will have success if you are careful to observe the decrees and laws that the LORD gave Moses for Israel. Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or discouraged. <BR> (1 Chronicles 22:13) Fri, 31 Aug 2012 08:16:51 EST Wowo Really...8 hours of sleep. Who would have thought it. <BR> <BR> I haven't gotten 8 hours of sleep in ages. I can't remember the last time I had 8 hours of sleep. Usually it takes me about an hour and half to fall asleep. Then get sleep for only an hour or 2. Then up trying to find something to take my mind of of whatever was on it in the beginning. <BR> <BR> So I pray this is the beginning of a new trend for me..... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 08:45:38 EST Day two...I presume Well, I am awake and refreshed (as much as I can be) This I have noticed is a little like going back to school. You know in the beginning of the year how much fun that can be. Ah well, but I digress. I have gotten out of bed and that was a start. Planned out my meals and snackies for the day. Planned when to walk with my dog (have to on these hot summer days). Got my spark caught up for now. <BR> <BR> Just gotta keep saying to myself YES I CAN......instead of the old I THINK I CAN. For if ... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 12:06:14 EST Blog 1 This is my first blog entry. Still walking through spark people and learning my way around. There is so much to learn......and as I can see to continuously learn. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 22:10:12 EST