WORTHART's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WORTHART WORTHART'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/ Where oh where have I gone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626696 Long ago in another galaxy I was doing very well using SparkPeople and I lost 30 or 40 pounds, and then (drum roll here) I stopped. I remember getting depressed, which is nothing new for me, but I especially have that problem when I try to restrict my food. I also got tired of entering food and fitness and all the other things they recommend you doing here on SparkPeople. And then I had neck surgery and while recovering from that I really fell into a black hole. When I climbed out of that... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:11:53 EST clean and fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178349 I am going to start 2013 with a week vacation and I am so looking forward to that! I think I will use some of that time to get in lots of fitness, maybe I will go to the fitness center every day as well as walking my dogs for an hour. I long ago gave up New Year's resolutions but I will continue with tracking my food and fitness minutes and read more motivational blogs. I've kind of stopped doing that and maybe that is why my enthusiasm was dwindling. <BR> I will also spend time cleaning h... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 01:22:22 EST send me enthusiasm, please! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5177277 I've been on a little vacation from SP while I was working on a commission for some of my art work and also working on Christmas stuff. So now if's back to working on me! I actually did okay even with the holiday goodies that came my way at work. I'm ending the year only 3 pounds from my goal of 236 and while that is wonderful I'm still thinner than at the start of December. I need some enthusiasm though, some of that "I can't wait to get on SP and log stuff and read blogs" enthusiasm. L... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 01:37:19 EST Asking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5167774 I found this on Hippichick1's page and I'm all for helping out the Universe. <BR> Official Top Ten Spiritual Ways to Defeat Boredom, Make Friends, Find Love, Trim Down, Shape Up, Discover Your Purpose, Make a Fortune, and Shine Your Light, are... <BR> <BR> 1. Take action. <BR> 2. Show up. <BR> 3. Lean into it. <BR> 4. Start anywhere. <BR> 5. Keep busy. <BR> 6. Get out more. <BR> 7. Ask for help. <BR> 8. Shake more hands. <BR> 9. Give more hugs. <BR> 10. Don't stop. <BR> <BR> You were alread... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 01:08:28 EST Happy light http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5165022 I've been working on my Christmas cards and here is a picture. They are made of cut paper layers. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2091463810.jpg"> <BR> I'm also painting a watercolor snow-laden tree on the envelope. <BR> No exercise today, it was snowing heavy wet almost rain-like snow so I wimped out and I couldn't leave work to go to the gym but I'm all set for tomorrow. <BR> Today was a big milestone, I saw 239 on the scale, a sight I haven't seen in years! Even ... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 01:51:48 EST crazy lady http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163531 I think I lost my way there for a while and it was making me crazy. But the good thing about this crazy episode, and there have been many, is that I think I've found my way back without gaining 50 pounds. I finally stepped on the scale this morning and I had a lovely surprise! I was expecting to see another gain but instead I've gone down and I've almost lost 30 pounds. Yay! <BR> <BR> I had read here on SP that maybe the best plan for the holidays is to not aim for weight loss but to jus... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 18:23:16 EST food porn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5156650 Another cookie opportunity reared its ugly head and I am pleased to say I didn't listen. Tomorrow's story time is about snowmen and while I was preparing I ran across the cutest cookies that looked like melting snowmen. I wanted to make them in the worst way but I stood firm! This time of year is so challenging with all the magazine that have beautiful pictures of delicious foods and for me, sometimes all it takes is a picture or a book that talks about food for me to binge on something. ... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 01:46:33 EST the hard part http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155482 I've not felt like sharing I guess, which is why I haven't posted in a while, that or I'm just plain tired. I've got my 40 hr a week job plus my art teaching job and then all the hours it takes to prepare for the art classes and I often prepare for my two story times for the library at home. Sparking also takes a fair amount of time and so not much is getting done at home, not even reading which is one of my major passions. BUT! I must get a grip because I don't want to NOT do ANY of thos... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 02:02:38 EST Big girl panties http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151213 So, what happened? It all started on Tuesday when I was planning out a story time program for Wednesday about cookies. I had a couple of cute books on the theme and I decided to make a cookie match game the kids could do and then I thought it would be fun to bake cookies in our toaster oven using prepared cookie dough from the store. So far so good. I went to the store on the way home from work and bought the dough and I decided to leave it in the car so I wouldn't be tempted to eat it. ... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 01:05:34 EST Looking for love in all the wrong places http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5146621 I feel like that commercial where the lady is crying "help me I've fallen" but where I've fallen is into the rabbit hole of eating. Today was better though so maybe I've found my parachute or magic potion. I'm trying to understand why I feel so deprived when I can't eat what I want. I wasn't starved of food as a child, just affection, so maybe that's where this comes from? Food is always there, good old reliable food, it never turns its back, never leaves you and never tells you that you ... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 01:12:07 EST food frenzy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5145563 I imagine many of us have experienced weight gain from turkey day so I am in good company. I didn't gain too much from Thanksgiving dinner it was the food frenzy I experienced afterwards. I was stuffing food into my mouth like I had been starved! Unfortunately, that is what happens to me when I deny myself food. Even though I did not have much in the house in the way of high fat or sugar food, it is amazing the damage you can do by overeating "healthy" foods. <BR> Despite my food binge ... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 00:18:22 EST I can! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141055 I didn't think I had anything to say today until I unearthed a handwritten projected weight lose graph I made when I first started SP. By golly, I'm meeting my goals! I still have a couple of pounds to shed before December but I'm sure I can do it. Yes, I CAN! Tue, 20 Nov 2012 01:25:44 EST Forward-------> http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138035 It was a very long day. One of my staff called in sick so I had to cover her evening shift; it sucks being the boss sometimes. I'd rather be the boss though, if I'm honest. I like running my own show. Every now and then I think I should have more ambition and move on up the ladder in library land, but if I moved to a larger library system I'd just be a worker bee and frankly, I like being the queen. I think it's a good thing to be happy where you are at and to recognize your limitations ... Sat, 17 Nov 2012 01:45:15 EST Providing love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137004 Yesterday was a bleh day for a number of reasons. Grey gloomy weather, I didn't go on my morning walk for no good reason, I had gained back 3 pounds, and was having an tantrum. My inner two year old was in charge and she was just kicking and screaming and refusing to behave, much like the girl with the curl on her forehead, who when she was bad, was very, very bad. I don't wanna walk! I don't wanna eat right! I want pizza! <BR> I managed to rein the bad girl in and went to work and had a... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 01:34:37 EST Bleh. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135900 Bleh. Thu, 15 Nov 2012 01:58:53 EST Battle of a lifetime http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133479 I've mentioned before I've been sober for going on 23 years, a really big accomplishment for me. When I was drinking that's all I thought about; did I have enough to last the weekend, did I have money to buy more, or how to control my drinking. One of the best things about being sober is I no longer have to thing about that stuff. At first I did have to be careful not to walk down the liquor aisle at the store or hang out with people who drank, but now those things don't bother me. I had ... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 00:36:39 EST Weather weenie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132216 I walked today, but only for about 10 minutes as the wind was blowing and my face felt like ice plus I had forgotten my gloves so I went back home. I know, I'm a weather weenie and why aren't I better prepared for awful weather? I need to buy a stick-up-mask, those knitted things with the eye and mouth cut-outs. <BR> I read a blog earlier with beautiful pictures and a lovely description of a walk the blogger took and I was inspired, yet this is all I've come up with, sigh. I am not a write... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 02:51:16 EST Good blood http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130163 Snow, damn snow, we got too much of it, prolly 8 to 10 inches overnight and this evening it turned very cold and the last time I let the dog out the wind was picking up so now we will have a blizzard. Yay. The older I get the less enthusiasm I have for winter. When I was a teenager I used to love walking at night in a snowstorm, now, not so much. <BR> I was talking to a diabetes educator today, trying to set up a time when she could come to my library to give some classes and I had to brag... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 01:45:44 EST Death and siren songs. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129096 Today I read the obituary of a woman my age who used to live in my town and come to the library and I kept thinking, that could be me. I know, I should have been thinking about her and her family, but instead it was all about me. I know she was a drinker and a smoker and she was overweight too, all problems I've had or still have (overweight). I'm not afraid to die, I just don't want to die yet! I feel like I've finally started to blossom and I want to keep growing. But, I guess we go wh... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 01:28:15 EST I like work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127990 We are supposed to be in for a lot of snow in the next few days but it has been so nice, in the 60's, that it is hard to believe. The weather is like that here, one hour it's 65 and another hour later it's in the 20's so you'd think I'd be used to the changes after all these years but I'm not. I don't have to drive far to work so I'm not worried about that but I sure hate to shovel snow at the library and did my car out of the snow. <BR> Some day, after the money truck stops by my house, ... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 01:56:02 EST Artistically speaking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5125640 Today was the big day for me, my first time teaching art and I felt such a great sense of accomplishment afterwards. Me, little old me, teaching art! And getting paid for it! I ran into a mother of a student later that day and she told me how much her son enjoyed the class so that made me feel good too. These classes have been good for me in another way too, I'm having to brush up on my own art skills and that feels great! <BR> What does Sparkguy Chris say, something about the crisscross ... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 00:44:10 EST Formidable adversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5123946 Well, after getting down to 244 my brain must have gotten scared of the changes and remembered the bag of brown sugar in the fridge. Brain could not rest until the sugar was all gone. I guess that's one way to get rid of unhealthy food but it's kind of scary to feel that out of control. I suppose if I took a drink of alcohol after all these years of being sober I would behave that same way. One drink is never enough if you're an alcoholic and I guess sugar works the same way with me. I w... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 19:00:51 EST Remembering to be thankful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5122096 Today I am thankful I had money to pay for a month of time at the fitness center. <BR> I am thankful I have a job and a place to live and food to eat. <BR> I am thankful for SparkPeople and the new friends I've made here. <BR> I am thankful for my talents, for books, music and my pets and my friends and family. Sat, 3 Nov 2012 01:01:03 EST Life is good. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121007 Another pound today, I had to look twice at the scale as I thought I was dreaming and then I grinned from ear to ear. Life is good! Fri, 2 Nov 2012 01:21:22 EST Hooray for me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5119714 I did it! I got to 245 this morning and I am tickled pink! I don't think I've ever attained a weight goal before and for that matter I've never stuck with a program for this long. This is strange territory for me, making and keeping goals and being so positive and upbeat about possibilities. I've had a life-long struggle with depression and the belief I was a failure; a fat, unlovable, loser failure. Ha! I'm not! Hooray for me! Thu, 1 Nov 2012 00:27:22 EST Hibernation mode http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118597 I'm very close to one goal I made for myself, that of teaching art to children on my day off. Next Monday is the big day and so far I have 21 signed up, which is way more than I thought I'd get! That is amazing for our small town so I hope this goes well. <BR> I'm also close to 245 but I'm not going to make it by tomorrow. Today was 246.6 I think, still, I am thrilled! I bought a new pair of pants the other day and they were 20's, something I haven't seen in a blue moon. These last few... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 01:17:26 EST Trick or trot day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5115884 Today was the virtual Trick or Trot 5k race and I walked 3.39 miles. My time was pretty bad, 110 minutes, but that was because I kept having to stop to rest my feet, dang shoes! I wish I could find walking shoes I like or don't hurt in one place or another. I have one pair that is a little too small and makes the ends of my toes hurt and another pair that makes the balls of my feet burn. It's no fun to walk when each step hurts <em>331</em> <BR> I was sure I was going to gain today bec... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 18:16:24 EST Replacement parts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5115201 Today was shopping day and all in all I did pretty well at the first grocery store, just bought fruits, veggies and other healthful things. I did buy Rice Krispies and marshmallow fluff so my story time kids could make Rice Krispie treats on Wednesday, and I don't like marshmallow anything so I think I'm safe. I did think about buying apples so we could dip them in melted caramels but I realllllly like caramels so I didn't go there. <BR> At the second grocery store I did pretty well to exce... Sun, 28 Oct 2012 00:20:06 EST Life is to precious to waste on negativity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5114296 I did another boot camp session at lunch today and mostly kept up except when there was a lot of knee bouncing and then I did the modified version. I think I will buy the SparkPeople videos for the library too. I think I am becoming quite the bore about SP. I tell everyone I know how wonderful I think the program is and I did get some folks to join but I don't think they've done much on the site. I had really hoped to get my sister on board but she said it wasn't her "thing." I think I'v... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 01:17:05 EST My first video fitness experience http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113187 My how time flies when I get on SP! Another benefit of SP is I spend much less time on Facebook and I have a better attitude after being here. <BR> The other day at lunch I went to our physical therapy fitness center and they were following a SparkPeople video, the 28 day boot camp. I've never really followed along with a fitness video, I've always felt to uncoordinated and unfit as well as not wanting others to see all my fat flopping around. This time I decided to try and I surprised mys... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 02:12:27 EST Don't have 100 points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5110697 247.9, admittedly I had to get on and off the scale twice to get it to say that, but still, 247! (we won't mention the .9). <BR> Ack! Look at the time, just around midnight and I don't have my 100 point in, dang! Wed, 24 Oct 2012 01:27:10 EST Grey and gloomy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5109342 It was a very grey, gloomy day today and this evening it started to rain and snow higher in the mountains. I think the change in weather kicked me in the butt because I was a grumpy bear all day today and didn't want to do anything. I finally did take the dogs out for a abbreviated walk but I was grumpy! I think bears have the right idea about sleeping through the winter, at least in this climate. I never thought I'd want to be a snowbird but there are times when it seem rather appealing... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 01:13:48 EST no helpless women here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5107872 Busy day today, besides a 3 mile walk with the dogs I spent an hour chasing a neighbors horses all over the neighborhood trying to get them back in their pasture. Another neighbor just stood in the road bleating helplessly. I asked her several times to just stand in front of the horses to turn them down our road but instead she stood at the entrance to the road, keeping the horses from turning there and then she told me we couldn't do anything to help and why bother? I finally went to the... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 01:28:28 EST Grateful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106634 I am grateful I am here. <BR> I am grateful I've been given another chance to get healthy. <BR> I'm grateful for my abilities. <BR> I'm grateful for my efforts. <BR> I'm grateful for a positive attitude (mostly). <BR> I'm grateful for those that help me. <BR> I'm grateful for book, music, art, my pets, my friends, my family and my job. <BR> Good night! Sun, 21 Oct 2012 01:21:41 EST ship-shape http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104452 I did it! I reached my October goal of getting under 250! Today I am at 248 and I was very proud of myself. I joined SP on Aug. 10 so It's taken me a little over two months so that's pretty good. There have been times when I thought I was going backwards but I didn't give up on me. Two months is hardly any time at all, really, so I have hope now that if I stick with this I can get to 190 by my next birthday in August. Of course the holidays are coming up but I have a plan this year. I ... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 01:03:38 EST Not my fault! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100505 Fatatude, I think I've got it, OMG! Reading this article opened my eyes: <BR> http://www.sparkpeople.com/resource/moti<BR>vation_articles.asp?id=1366 I didn't think I was blaming others for my fat but now I see where I have. I have been blaming those who sexually and emotionally abused me in past years and using that as an excuse to bury myself in fat. Ya, they did bad things to me but they are not here anymore nor do I have anyone in my currently in my life who is abusive so I need to re... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:26:56 EST Complainers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098774 Here's a little article on why it's bad to hang around complainers: <BR> http://www.geekosystem.com/complaining-m<BR>akes-you-dumb/ Sun, 14 Oct 2012 15:42:03 EST Snot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098223 While out walking the dogs today we came across another dog walker and our dogs got to playing and WHAM, they ran into my knee, my knee that was replaced some years ago. It didn't seem too bad but as the day progressed it got more painful. And now my back is killing me but I don't see how the two could be connected so maybe I've caught the flu. So tonight I made my super flu killer ginger, garlic, onion, broccoli, chicken soup and I hauled out the heating pad for my knee AND back. <BR> I'm... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 01:33:49 EST Traps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5097119 The plan was to spend my lunch hour at the fitness clinic but as I was about to walk into the building someone stopped me and we talked the hour away and I didn't have time to take the dogs on a walk this morning. Then I worked too late and got too hungry and I overate when I got home <em>39</em> And then I made the mistake of looking at some old weight loss records and was reminded how much I've gained. I mean, I know how much I've gained but seeing it in black and white is a lot more co... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 00:35:26 EST A good thing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095984 I didn't go to the store and buy pizza! Tonight I had to stay late at the library for a library board meeting, which I find stressful anyway, and it ran late and I was starved when I left for home. Now, in the past I'd go get a pizza and eat the WHOLE thing but I didn't tonight. Instead I made some broccoli soup and for something sweet I had some prunes. Haha, kind of an odd combination! <BR> And another good thing, the pants I was wearing today kept falling down! I need new underwear ... Fri, 12 Oct 2012 01:43:37 EST Won't you be my friend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094743 I didn't get in much exercise today other than my 45 min. walk with the dogs. Today was my first day back at the library after being gone for a week attending conferences and you should have seen the work waiting for me. There were about 15 boxes and packages of books to be processed and they filled my office. It's good to know I'm needed I guess. <BR> My assistant and I are both following the Spark program and I really like having someone to talk to about this and we both encourage each o... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 00:38:35 EST blur of fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093176 I have been a blur of fitness today! I walked 45 min. with the dogs, rode my bike to town to do errands and then to the fitness center where I did 30 min. of strength training with 20 pound weights, the elliptical, leg lifts, and a machine with water in it that you pedal with your hands. THEN I did a two mile bike ride. I can really feel the workout in my arms and shoulders and they are kinda shaky right now. I've done laundry, took care of all my plants and emptied all the trash cans. <B... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 20:38:34 EST 16 bottles of beer on the wall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5091908 Well, I didn't gain back as much as I feared, only 3 pounds. Only 3 pounds, sheesh, that's a lot really but I'm trying to keep positive. This is just a minor pothole on my road to fabulous, right? <BR> I got in a long walk with the dogs this morning and that combined with going shopping gave me 8769 steps today or 3.72 miles. Shopping was a sore trial when I got to the bakery/produce area. I could hear the cupcakes calling me, no, they were shouting at me to come and get them. I resisted... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 21:31:44 EST Home sweet home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5090719 Finally, I am home from the endless conference. The very first thing I did after hugging and kissing the dogs was to take them out for an hour walk. It felt so good! The wind was blowing like crazy but it was warm and beautiful and it made me happy to get outside with my boys. <BR> Tomorrow I will start anew on my journey of revitalization. <BR> It just occurred to me that I spend to much time thinking about how to make my library a wonderful place but I don't spend enough time working to ... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 01:03:46 EST Fat librarians http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089521 I've gone to a lot of library conferences and I sure have seen a lot of fat librarians! Maybe it's a occupational hazard? Most of us would rather read than just about anything else and a lot of our job involves sitting at a computer so I guess it's understandable. However I think I'm going to talk to the conference organizers about providing healthier food options and having fitness breaks. I did walk around the Helena library today during break but there should be more fitness worked int... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 23:44:54 EST I want to live http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088530 My true reasons for wanting to get fit? I think it all started on my last birthday and feeling like I was running out of time. I'm not ready to die yet and I was feeling like I would not be around for much longer if I didn't get healthier. Or that even if I was arond I wouldn't be in very good health and that would really curtail what I could do. I don't want to linger for years not being able to participate in life like my mother did. I want to have the time and health to make art, to s... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 00:11:22 EST Tiredness is a diet killer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088223 Okay I'm on day three of a six day meeting marathon and I'm exhausted. I left the last meeting at 2 to rush to the next one and about 3:39 I started to crash. The snack bar had no fruit and i had not brought any with me to this new meeting so I have now had three cookies and I've also had very little exercise today and meetings go until 9 tonight. I know I should not beat up on myself because of this but the temptation to do that is almost as great as the cookies were. Fri, 5 Oct 2012 18:17:11 EST No scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5087033 Meetings, meetings, meetings with one tiny break to use the bike in the workout room. I plan to do more after dinner. Something that's making me nervous is the fact that the wireless in my room is not the best so I haven't been able to get my 100 points a day. Ha, that's a funny thing to be nervouse about I suppose. But, if being semi obsessed with getting 100 points a day take the place of eating, I'm okay with that. <BR> I'm in Helena Montana for a week of library meetings of various so... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 20:00:48 EST Remaining strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085744 Please help me be strong folks! I've checked into my hotel and I brought lots of fruit and my breakfast granola but now I'm sitting in Chiis and have to remain strong. I ordered the grilled salmon and a salad but I must resist dessset. After dinner my plan is to go to the workout room and then the pool. <BR> As I was shopping earlier I was thinking that I felt better than I have in quit a while and that I felt thinner too. To a stranger I probably look pretty fat but I felt thin inside an... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 20:56:10 EST Yippie-skippy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085447 Two good things: yesterday I made up my mind to join the local workout facility and they told me that I had a month free coming because the last time I was there for physical therapy they had given me a free month that I never used! Second good thing: I'm down to 251.2!!! <BR> At the gym I did strength training and that was fun. The one I had trouble with was pulling a weight down behind my head. Wow, I couldn't do it so I'll have to work on that one. I tried the elliptical and that will... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 16:03:31 EST