YANDI4LIFE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=YANDI4LIFE YANDI4LIFE'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/ It feels good to be home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473618 I've been away from home too much. I feel like it's holding me back. This week the scale didn't move for me, but I'm not too upset because that means that I didn't gain weight. That might change by my next weigh-in because it seems like all I did at work this weekend was eat. I'm still feeling stuffed. I was able to get some exercise in, so it might balance out. I'm still trying to figure out a schedule that will allow me the time to do all that I need to do. I didn't realize it would be so d... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 14:53:38 EST Creeping but moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5456629 Today I posted on FB that it was a Murphy's Law day for me. My day started off crazy. By noon I was ready to throw in the towel find my bed and cry into my pillow. Yes, it was that bad. And that had nothing to do with my pain issues. I just felt like someone somewhere hated me and was making me pay (for what I have no clue). The sun did break through a little. Grades were posted, and I did very good. I'm still an 'A' student despite everything that is going on. I did manage to get some walkin... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:24:08 EST My garden; my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436140 For the last three days I've been working on getting my front yard together. Yesterday while pulling weeds I realized the garden was a lot like life (my life). There were so many weeds in there that the life was being choked from what belonged there. Yes, I admit had neglected the garden for quite some time (much like myself). As I began to pull the weeds, I saw that there was a lot of good in there; it just needed the mess removed (much like myself). I missed the first bloom because I put of... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 11:35:58 EST I think Yandi is back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5435352 What a day. I got a few things accomplished. I'm happy about my garden coming together. I was embarrassed every time I walked up to my house. I just wasn't in the right mindset to get things done. Ever since that phone call on Thursday it seems like an "S" has appeared on my chest. I feel like I want to do things again. I'm looking forward to my morning walks and my strength training. I'm smiling again. I just feel normal again. Don't get me wrong; I still have other stuff popping out at me,... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 15:08:08 EST Trouble don't last always http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433552 Today I received good news. I have a job. I have not worked since January 2012. For a while I was unable to work. Then when I was able to, I couldn't find a job. I began to feel bad about myself and lose hope. Though I would pick myself up and try to be positive, I would have my bad days and sometimes weeks. But to God be the glory, that's behind me now. I'm not out of the woods (financially) yet, but in time that will be okay too. As I already posted this evening, I have rejoiced to the poin... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:55:45 EST Trying to pull myself together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431002 It has been a very long, very emotional, and very exhausting week for me. I thought I was over my whatever this is that I'm going through, but I'm not. One minute I'm up, the next I'm down. I'm not really in the mood for anything. I won't lie; some days it takes everything in me just to log on, but I manage it. I haven't been exercising or eating right. I'm not overeating. I'm not eating enough. I keep telling myself, "Trouble don't last always." I try to focus on positive things, but the neg... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:30:14 EST Major distractions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420521 This has not been a good week for me. There is a lot going on with me, and to be honest most days I felt like I just wasn't going to make it. Today I am thanking God for his loving kindness because He brought me through. Today I will try to take my eyes off of my troubles and focus on my victories. I haven't won them yet, but I am trusting that I will overcome. That is my positive thought for the day. Sun, 14 Jul 2013 09:00:27 EST In pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414756 I don't know what's going on, but my body is not my friend today. It seems like everything on my right side is striking out at me. The only exercise I had today was my morning walk, and I haven't done strength training since Friday. It's bad...so bad in fact that I'm thinking of going to see a doctor. I hope it's nothing serious. I don't want any setbacks. Mon, 8 Jul 2013 20:11:13 EST Good start to my day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413054 I got an early start today. I knew my granddaughter was coming this morning and wanted to get some exercise in before she got here. I walked around my neighborhood incorporating some hills and got quite a workout. My knee didn't like the big hill and started squawking about it (no pain though). When I got in, I ate a decent breakfast. I'm feeling positive today. I guess digging deep yesterday helped. You can't resolve issues if you don't know what they are. Sun, 7 Jul 2013 08:59:08 EST Self evaluation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412629 I know that I read a quote before that said, " Doing the same thing and expecting different results is insane" or something like that. So why do I think that I can keep doing the same thing over and over again and see results. I do good for a few days, and then I lose my mind. It's like I get bored and don't know what to do with myself. To cover up, I won't track what I'm eating. And that's my problem- the eating. I will exercise, but I'm not good about being mindful about what I choose to ea... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 19:08:08 EST Getting back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411212 The holiday is over. I don't think I did to bad getting through it, but I need to tighten up a little bit. This week has been kind of slow for me. I had too much time on my hand. I lost focus a little, but I woke up this morning realizing it is not to late to regroup. Fri, 5 Jul 2013 07:09:10 EST Couldn't resist the urge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407430 I was standing in the mirror getting ready for a balletone class, and the urge hit me. It won't be a month until the 22nd, but I just had to pull out the measuring tape. I wanted to know if my eyes were playing tricks on me. They were not. I have lost a total of 2.5 inches <em>100</em> One inch from my waist, one from my hips, and a half inch from my chest. Talk about motivation. I'm ready to start pulling my summer dresses out of the closet and play dress up. Mon, 1 Jul 2013 12:49:43 EST Feeling guilty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406276 I haven't done anything wrong. Yesterday I didn't exercise. It was my day off from exercise, so why do I feel bad about it? It's just that it has become a regular part of my routine, and when I don't do it, it feels like something is missing. I feel like I've fallen from grace, and I'll never get back to exercising again. Am I crazy? I hope I'll feel better once I get to the gym today. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 11:36:50 EST Progress....yeah baby :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405332 Today I weighed in at 234. That's 2 pounds gone <em>104</em> I've also noticed some other changes. I can see my clavicles peeking through, and it looks like an hour glass shape is beginning to take form around my waist. I'm so excited <em>334</em> I guess I'm doing something right. There are still a few things I need to work on such as drinking more water, logging my calories, and planning out my meals. But overall, I think I'm doing ok. Sat, 29 Jun 2013 09:42:47 EST Feeling good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403927 Just got back from a great workout. I'm happy about the progress I'm making. I had a few moments this week that I kind of fell of the wagon where my calories were concerned, but I'm not going to beat myself up over it. I know those moments will occur. The important thing is, I moving past it and getting back on track. During my workout this evening I had some crazy thoughts going through my head. I felt like a weakling at first because my muscles were getting tired, but then I remembered that... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:31:25 EST I'm exhausted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399368 It has been a day. It's not that it was busy, but what I did has whipped me out. I had my usual morning walk, did some homework that's due tomorrow (I can be such a procrastinator), and went to the Y. I'm tired! <BR> I got on the scale. I lost .5 pound. I was so excited. The scale is moving in the right direction. My reward....a nice hot bath and a good night of sleep :) Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:57:40 EST Healthy is enough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398258 Was wondering why I decided to lose weight, get fit, get healthy, or whatever it is that I'm doing this time around. And I honestly can't remember the reason. I know that sitting in class learning about the heart and the cardiovascular system has made me quite happy that I decided to do it. It's important that I take care of this delicate machine (my body) regardless of the reason behind it. Actually, the class might have been what started it (now that I think about it). <BR> I can tell that... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 12:31:19 EST Trying to stay focused http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392384 Today I am feeling everything. I know that I have been working out. I also feel like my appetite has increased. I am trying to make good choices. It was so tempting when I went to the market after class this afternoon. It was like the cookies, cakes, and donuts were umping out at me. I kept telling myself, "Just keep walking." I know that if I had bought any of that stuff into the house, I would not have been able to stop at 'just a little.' I'm feeling tired, but I have one more thing to do.... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:36:08 EST I'll get it right next time :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390906 I was so determined to get to the gym this morning that I was there at 7 and they didn't open until 9 <em>198</em> what was I going to do for 2 hours. I decided to get my cardio in another way... walk my buddy. We had a good time. He was tired and so was I when we got back home. I decided to go back to the gym for my strength training. Half way though my workout my daughter called. I had to leave because I had to watch my granddaughter. Completely my fault...again, I was confused about t... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 14:26:12 EST WOW....it's been a long time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389477 Sitting here wondering where to start. It's been so long. I'm not sure what to do or how to do it. I just know it needs to be done. Guess I'll dust off the walking shoes and see what happens. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 22:07:52 EST Letting go of the cola http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4871046 Here I am sucking up empty calories again. One day I will break the spell coca~cola has over me. It just wasn't today. Every time I leave them alone, I drop a few pounds. I do good for a while, but something happens (just seeing one- lol) and I find myself downing one. Looks like I need to write a Dear John letter to Coca~cola and regain control. Mon, 7 May 2012 18:27:35 EST My Awakening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4868671 Today is a new day. That means new beginnings. A chance to start over and correct yesterday's mistakes. That's how I will begin each day from now on. I'll review the day before but only to see what adjustments need to be made. I will not dwell in the lows of my yesterdays. I'm not perfect nor will I ever be. <BR> For years I've been tearing myself down trying to be something that was impossible to be- perfect. And when I would fail at the attempt, I would beat myself up terribly. Dur... Sun, 6 May 2012 09:48:55 EST Learning to move on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4867335 I'm still depressed, but I feel like I can move again. Sometimes life just gets the best of me, and I can't function. Today I prayed and decided to trust God. No matter what the situation is. I just glanced over at my wall, and I saw many smiling faces. Most were of me. Thinking of the times when the pictures were taking, I can say the smiles were genuine. I know that problems existed during those times, but I didn't let the problems overwhelm me. I'm tired of living in the past. Mos... Sat, 5 May 2012 08:55:50 EST Stuck in depression http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4861112 Don't know when it started this time, but this morning i realized I've been in bed all weekend and not doing anything of the things that need to be done. I've shut myself off from everybody and just been shut up in my room. I can't shake it. It's so hard to to push past this. I just feel stuck. Tue, 1 May 2012 11:35:44 EST Blogging and posting keeps me accountable http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4853296 I won't lie; sometimes I just don't feel like doing it. But when I don't, boy do I fall by the wayside. This is what keeps me on point. That's why i have to blog, post and track. Without it I'm lost. There was a time I tricked myself in to believing I could do it alone, and I found my self back up to 270 pounds after getting down to 225 pounds. Some of that was from medication, but I had started packing on the pounds before the meds started. Now that i know that I can't (some people ... Thu, 26 Apr 2012 12:13:55 EST Just a small setback http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4852180 I've been in pain for the last two days. I tried walking this morning but didn't make it any further than walking my little one to school and back. I'm glad that I did that because it did give me a mile. I'm trying to watch what I'm eating since I have to cut back on exercise temporarily. I'm not going to let this get me down. Eventually this pain episode will die down. I'll just have to wait it out. In the mean time, I'll be doing a lot of calorie counting. There's more than one way t... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 18:47:46 EST Working on a new me...mind and body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4849723 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l316376993.jpg"> <BR> It's funny to me how I can look at myself in the mirror and like what I see, and when i look at that same self in the mirror ten minutes later, I don't like what I see. Am I crazy? I think I'm just mixed up. I want results, and I want them now. When I'm in that mindset, nothing is pleasing to my eyes. That's the mindset I want to lose. That's the mindset that will cause me to self destruct. It's not healthy. I l... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:20:01 EST Rainy day (UPDATED) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4847561 Well it looks like I will be exercising on the inside today. We have another wet one. It would be ok if it were warmer out, but I can't do wet and cold. I have no excuse because the site offers plenty of exercises, and I have a lot of DVDs. I know I can do this, and hopefully by the end of the day i will have a good report. (UPDATED) I made it outside and did my 3 miles. I felt sluggish this morning. Usually I don't eat until I come back, but this morning I felt like I wouldn't make it i... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 06:42:23 EST Sunday blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4846181 It's Sunday, so it's my rest day. No exercise. After the way I felt yesterday, I should be filled with joy about it; however, I feel like I'm cheating. My body feels all of the waloking I've done over the past week, but I still feel like something is missing. It's probably because I'm a little down this morning over a few things that's going on. I'm trying to keep my head up, but it feels so heavy that I don't know if I'll be able to pull it off today. Hopefully food won't become my com... Sun, 22 Apr 2012 07:06:25 EST It was a battle this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4845300 It's Saturday, so there's no school. Why should I get up and walk. The bed was so comfortable. I looked out the window...what no rain! It was suppose to rain. Could'nt use that excuse. Nothing was working. The battery in my heart rate monitor had died. My phone needed to be charged. I should just stay in. That's what I kept telling myself, but I found myself putting on my walking gear (clothes and shoes because nothing else was working). Out the door I went. One mile down and then... Sat, 21 Apr 2012 11:52:55 EST Another 3 miles and still sparking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4843932 I walked another 3 miles this morning. I love walking and have'nt been able to do it for at least six months (probably longer). It still hurts to do it, but I'm determined not to quit. I might have to go slower and not push myself on some days, but I'm not giving up. I was looking thorough the videos and saw some chair exercises. On days when the pain is too bad, I'll use my spark resources and keep it moving. Thanks to SP there are no excuses <em>2</em> . That's a good thing becaus... Fri, 20 Apr 2012 10:51:38 EST Just blogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4842865 I don't know why I did it, but i did it. Today I walk 4 miles. Three this morning and another one this afternoon. Well two were taking my little one to and from school. It's thre other two that has me in disbelief. I can tell that I have'nt done it in a while. I can feel it in my hips. Now I'm ready to start going to the track again. I really believe that if I can't lower my weight, I won't be in as much pain. At least that's what I keep telling myself. I had to have an MRI done tod... Thu, 19 Apr 2012 16:11:45 EST I can see it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4840455 I looked in the mirror this morning, and I saw a smaller me. FINALLY!!! I had been hearing people tell me that I was getting smaller but I could'nt see it. I showing my daughter the pictures from my Barbados trip and stumbled across a picture of me from about six months ago...I was HUGE! I think seeing that helped me see the progress I have made. It feels good, and it looks good. I'm down to 245 pounds. I've started walking my little one to school again. I know there are days that I mi... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 06:45:44 EST still moving forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4823593 so what's going on? i'm not complaining, but i noticed i can't each as much. that's a good thing right? i've been making making sure to put the good stuff on my plate. maybe that's why. making the healthy choices is filling me up faster. at least that's what i hope it is. i feel different... not sure it's all good yet. it probably is, but i'm not used to feeling this way, so it feels weird. although i'm enjoying my vacation, i can't wait to get back home to get the ball rolling. Fri, 6 Apr 2012 17:13:32 EST feeling better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4821788 although my back is trying to cause problems today, i am feeling a little better about myself. my number one enemy is lack of control with the plate and fork. i love to eat. i realize that i must have control since i will not be able to exercise the way i want to. i can not eat everything i see and want. i try telling myself food is fuel...plain and simple. i need to start using high octane fuel... more fruits and veggies and healthy lean meats. Thu, 5 Apr 2012 11:58:19 EST Not sure what I'm feeling about myself these days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4818294 I know what the scale says, and I know what my clothes say, but all I see when I look in the mirror is a very fat girl. I have had to stop working because of several illnesses, and my best friend became food. I'm ready to take control and begin to get this weight off of me. No matter what I put on, I don't feel comfortable with the way that I look. I can look at other plus size woman and think, "She's beautiful." I want to be able to look at myself and feel the same way....no matter what s... Tue, 3 Apr 2012 10:18:35 EST Bad case of the blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4391031 Don't know why I feel so down today. Physically I feel the best I've felt in a long time. Emotionally-I'm a mess, and I can't shake it. I know the medicine I'm taking can cause mood swings, so maybe that's it. I see my doctor in the morning. Hopefully he can can shed some light on what's going on. Wed, 27 Jul 2011 23:58:23 EST Making the best out of a Prednisone situation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4386613 Last week my doctor started me on Prednisone <em>198</em> I must tell the truth. My first thought was, "I'm already fat." I must admit it has helped with the pain, and it will be only be short term. Because I know about the weight gain that can happen due to the medicine, I researched ways not to gain weight while taking it. To my suprise, it's everything I should be doing anyway <em>2</em> . You know things like watching my sodium intake, exercising (when able), watching my caloric i... Tue, 26 Jul 2011 05:37:22 EST Horrible ER experience http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4374417 It was my first time going to the hospital for the pain. I won't say it will be the last, but it will be last for the hospital I went to. I had been in pain all day, but sometimes I try to work through it to get things done. I had to pay a build for a friend that's out of town and decided to take the bletway to get there. I only made it 3 exits from where I got on before the pain had intensified so bad that I was on the phone calling my doctor and turning around to go back home. By the t... Wed, 20 Jul 2011 09:31:23 EST Long painful night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4369328 1 Hour left. It's been a long one. Pain has been shooting through my body everywhere. Yesterday I did some light exercises-nothing to strenuous, but it has set my body on fire. I hope this doesn't last to long. My meds don't seem to be working. At one point I thought I was going to have to call it a night and go home, but I'm making it. When I get off, I have a early dentist appt. then I'm going home to bed. Hopefully after some sleep my body will fill better. I want to do some garde... Mon, 18 Jul 2011 05:41:03 EST Just thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4367465 It's another day. Wasn't sure if I would make it in to work after hurting my ankle yesterday, but I'm here. I just keep telling myself, "you can do it." That's an overall you can do it. Health, fitness, wealth, children, work, etc. Sometimes it seems like a never ending story. For me it was realizing what 'Yandi' could do. I had to tell myself, "everything is not for everybody." Now that I understand that, I think it's going to be ok. Don't get me wrong. I wasn't trying to 'keep up w... Sun, 17 Jul 2011 02:29:45 EST Gone fishin' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4366533 To kill the blues I decided to gather up the gear and the children and go fishing. Umkay- it was an adventure. We caught several throw backs, a few bring homes, a mild headache and a sprained ankle (for me). It was still better than sitting in the house doing nothing. I think I need to get out more even if it is just to go to the library. It gets my mind off of the things that have had me down lately. And it keeps me out of the fridge. Sat, 16 Jul 2011 14:16:42 EST Sweet tooth driving me nuts!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4364697 It's driving me crazy!! I can't get rid of this craving for sweets. I tried to ignore it. I've tried working in my garden. I've tried going to sleep. Nothing has gotten rid of it. I've even tried eating something sweet-just a small amount. That only made it worse. I thought after a while it would just disappear. Ha- no such luck. I don't know if I have the willpower to wait it out. My eating has gotten out of hand. Just getting it under control this week. My youngest son told me I'... Fri, 15 Jul 2011 13:30:13 EST Fibromyalgia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4323129 That's it- my diagnosis. So many different ailments over the last few years, and this is what is has been from. I'm not crazy. The pain was/ is real and everything else I've been through. At least I have an answer. Now that I know finally know what it is it can be treated 'properly'. <BR> I know one thing I would like to do is start with a very short term goal of dropping 5 pounds. I'm hoping that losing some of the extra weight will relieve me of some of my symptoms. I'm going to deal... Sun, 26 Jun 2011 06:35:23 EST Motivate me.....PLEASE!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4042090 Need some motivation. I know what I should be doing, but getting started has become a problem. Think I'll start with my WATP program. Wed, 23 Feb 2011 16:53:14 EST Loving my mood http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4002935 This is the best that I have felt in months. Nowhere near any of my goals, but I feel great! I feel like a mountain has been lifted from my shoulders. There were some things that I had been dreading, but now that they're done, I can breathe again. Maybe I'll be able to get back on track. I'm sitting hear at work listening to my music and enjoying the moment. For the last 2 days I have had KC's "Keep it Comin' Love' on mind my. Okay, I'm telling my age, but it doesn't matter. I feel goo... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 02:19:49 EST Back pain is back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3964897 OUCH!!! Why, I haven't been doing anything over the top. I was doing so good. Anyway, I'm not going to have a pity party. I'm going watch my calorie intake (which is what I'm supposed to be doing anyway), and I'll do some light stretching. I'm not giving up. Some heat and rest should do the trick. Thu, 27 Jan 2011 04:36:51 EST Just an overview of my day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3958158 Another day gone, and it wasn't too bad. Okay, so I went too far over in my calories ( I was sooo hungry), but I did get my exercise in. Hopefully it evened out. I was trying so hard to stay within my calorie range, but I just couldn't shake the hunger beast. It's not like I'm doing a super dooper work out (just low impact aerobics), but I've been extremely hungry for the last 2 days. I'm eating every 3-4 hours. I do know my 1st and last meals today were very high in calories. For the mo... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 23:52:35 EST I'm glad that's over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3951928 Three birthdays and a back/ hip injury in one week**SCREAM*** was more than I could handle. Cake, cake, cake and more cake...and don't forget the icecream. If one more cake had entered my house, I would have moved out. It didn't help that my exercise was hindered by the back/ hip injury. I hurt myself making some emergency deck repairs (yes, I'm a DIYer). <BR> I know that I should have kept the fork on the plate considering my condition, but I wanted to feel sorry for myself and have a pi... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 05:18:02 EST Tiny steps to break the cycle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3873298 Taking some good advice, I decided to just start small. I just completed a 10 min walk at work around the building. I plan on doing this when possible every hour until I get off work. I decided yesterday no matter what happened/ happens I was going to keep a positive outlook. Going through this separation, my financial woes, the weather, and the holiday season has really had me down for the last couple of weeks, but I'm tired of my pity party. Things are going to happen in life- not all of... Fri, 31 Dec 2010 02:11:30 EST