YOYOSMA1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=YOYOSMA1 YOYOSMA1'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/ Breakfast Recipe Blog seven http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296694 Eggs anyone? <BR> <BR> <link>www.tasteofhome.com/Recipes/Baked-Eg<BR>gs-with-Cheddar-and-Bacon-for-Two </link> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 22:31:31 EST Breakfast Recipe Blog six http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295476 These muffins sound yummy! <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/pear-walnut<BR>-muffins-10000001142032/ </link> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 21:02:42 EST Breakfast Recipe Blog five http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5294350 I really don't like much bread and most tortillas fit in that area. I did however find some at Food Lion the other day that are not bad. I think I will try this. <BR> <BR> <link>www.momtastic.com/cooking-recipes/br<BR>eakfast/171129-the-easy-egg-breakfast-<BR>wrap </link> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 22:44:08 EST Breakfast Recipe Blog four http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5292946 I hope to try these real soon. I like the idea of a tasty breakfast "cookie". <BR> <BR> <link>www.momables.com/oatmeal-breakfast-c<BR>ookie/ </link> Tue, 19 Mar 2013 21:54:35 EST Breakfast Recipe Blog three http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291750 I am going to go put this in the crockpot to have in the morning. I have also seen many different ways to fix this. I hope it turns out. <BR> <BR> <link>comfyinthekitchen.com/2012/08/overni<BR>ght-crockpot-oatmeal/ </link> <BR> <BR> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:48:44 EST Breakfast Recipe Blog two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5290398 This is from cooking light and I have seen variations around. I think I will try this breakfast parfait. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.myrecipes.com/recipe/brunch-parf<BR>aits-10000000642352/ </link> Sun, 17 Mar 2013 22:19:59 EST Breakfast Recipe Blog one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5289214 I found this crockpot breakfast recipe on Sparkrecipes that I hope to try next week. <BR> <BR> Crockpot Breakfast recipe <BR> Submitted by: L@DYBUG <BR> <BR> Introduction <BR> Great recipe for pot lucks. Each serving is worth 6 WW points. <BR> Minutes to Prepare: 10 <BR> Minutes to Cook: 600 <BR> Number of Servings: 12 <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 32 ounces frozen hash browns <BR> 1 pound cooked lean ham, cubed <BR> 1 onion, diced <BR> 1 green bell pepper, diced <BR> ... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 21:49:58 EST Challenge Blog seven http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279426 Finally the last day! I really did not realize how much time this weeks LTGL challenge was going to take. I really appreciate all of the hard work that the challenge leaders put into coming up with ideas for the different weeks challenges and I know that keeping up with everything must be a real pain and for that I am very thankful to them. While I have enjoyed reading all of the blogs and getting to know some of my fellow starfish, It has been more time consuming than some of the other we... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 21:31:40 EST Challenge Blog six http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5278183 Do you need motivation or advice? Ask for it!!! <BR> <BR> I probably need both! I have never really asked for either. My mother died when I was 9 and my father was blind and physically handicapped so I have always felt like I only really had myself to depend on. I have gotten some unsolicited advice before that I was not too fond of. Was it the source or the advice? I am not too sure. Could have been both. I think that I need both motivation and advice, I just need to allow myself t... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 23:32:32 EST Challenge Blog Five http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276505 What can you improve upon? <BR> <BR> Uhhhh........everything? No really. I have to constantly stay on top of all aspects of my program and my goals or I would just like to be sedentary and eat all wrong. My willpower is zilch. I do know that I feel better AFTER a workout and that helps me want to do it. I ask God every day (or hour if needed) for the strength and determination as well as the desire to do the things I need to do to accomplish my goals. Wed, 6 Mar 2013 20:51:58 EST Challenge Blog Four http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5275164 4) How are you doing day by day? <BR> <BR> I have a lot of goals but so far everything is going strong. I am drinking my water + some. I spent about 2 hours at the gym today and drank about 40 oz during that time. I take a total body workout class and the instructor makes us take a break several times during the hour to drink water. Very helpful. I had 5 servings of freggies today. The same instructor told us that cherries or cherry juice would help with the soreness after a workout. ... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 23:24:03 EST Challenge Blog Three http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273566 "What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track?" <BR> <BR> 1. Bought 2 new stainless steel water bottle with cool sippy tips with straws to encourage water, especially so I won't forget to take water with me to the gym <BR> 2. Keep fresh and frozen plain vegetables in the house, washed and ready to eat or cook. <BR> 3. Have a meal plan so I know what I will eat and will not just think "I will grab something on the way" <BR> 4. Downloads awesome new app on the ipod to make trac... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 23:00:46 EST Challenge Blog Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271812 Okay, Day two of meeting new goals. Lots of comments thought that I have too many goals at one time but to me they all seem related. What and when I eat and drink and tracking it. Today I am supposed to talk about How I will meet my goals. Since I am away from home for work from Friday morning until Monday afternoon and I stay in a call room at work, it is very difficult to take food and water for the weekend. I do have a very small mini frig but not enough room for much. It is a challe... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 21:57:19 EST Challenge Blog One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5270222 I haven't written a blog in a long time. I really need to write these more often. I have so many healthy habits that I need to work on that I don't know where to start. Here is a list of the main goals that I hope to really conquer during this challenge. <BR> <BR> 1. Drink 8 glasses of water EVERY day <BR> 2. Eat 6 servings of freggies EVERY day <BR> 3. Eat out less <BR> 4. Track food and exercise EVERY day <BR> 5. Cut the late evening eating <BR> <BR> I think that is enough for now. I ... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 20:00:32 EST One word http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108966 Copied from Persistant123. Feel free to copy and change the answers to suit yourself. Use only one word answers. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? <BR> pocketbook <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> kitchen <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> ponytail <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> Heaven <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> Heaven <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? <BR> family <BR> <BR> Your dream last night? <BR> forgot <BR> <BR> Favorite drink? <BR> water <BR> <BR> What room are you in? <BR> living <BR... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 20:15:42 EST Fitbit is so cool! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100397 I have had and used my Fitbit ultra for almost 3 weeks and I really love all of the information that little thing gives me. Well today I got a Sparkmail that you could now link you fitbit to Sparkpeople. I immediately clinked the link and connected the two and it is really cool! My steps, time of exercise, calories burned and I guess also your amount of sleep (I didn't wear mine last night) is recorded for you. What a great gadget! I am hooked! <BR> <BR> Oh Yea, and I got 500 Sparkpoint... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 19:50:41 EST Goodness I'm Tired! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099132 First let me remind everyone to post your exercise and LTGL points to the proper thread for the 5% challenge everyday. I saw the post of the top exercisers and water drinkers and was not surprised that I was not listed. Then I saw the list of folks that had posted something everyday. I was not there either! What! I posted everyday was my first thought. As I was about to send an email that a mistake was made I thought that I had better check back first. Low and behold I had not posted on... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 21:28:55 EST Week one complete (well almost) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095655 Due to my schedule and the fact that I am away from home from Friday afternoon until Monday morning, I decided to weigh and start my week on Thursday for the 5% challenge. That means that my first week is now complete. I weighed this am and ........down 2.2 pounds!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Now normally I would have just jumped right in full force and watched every bite that I took and really put in the time for lots of exercise and lost 6-8 pounds in the first week. Then maybe 3, then... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 19:10:11 EST Note to self: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5087679 Note to self: <BR> <BR> You can do this! You are a woman that has been Blessed with good overall health, a supportive husband, and 4 wonderful dogs that like to be active and spend quality time with you. What more do you need. I realize in the past that you would decide to lose weight and really watch what you eat and start walking for a week or two and then you would stop writing down what you ate and not walk as often with some perfectly accurate excuse for doing so. Then you would win... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 10:04:16 EST Getting ready to start the 5% challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086825 I started exercise for REAL this week in preparation for the upcoming 5% challenge that will be starting Saturday. Tues I walked down the road and back which is a total of 2 miles and according to my fitbit is the equivalent to 19 floors in elevation. It is downhill when I leave home and uphill coming back. I walked my rescued pit bull Petie who is estimated from 10 to 12 years old and I thought I was going to have to call my husband to come and get her. She sat on the side of the road in... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 16:23:58 EST Assignment #8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5076202 Give 3 or 4 reasons that diet and exercise have not been well executed in the past and how am I going to make it work this time. <BR> <BR> 1. I usually fail to prepare for the 3-4 days away at work each weekend. It is just easier to eat at the cafeteria each day but the selection is very limited and not always the healthiest. I am going to pack yogurt, fruit, nuts and breakfast and lunch selections (mini egg cups, tuna, boiled eggs, etc.) and plan to get the salad bar and/or soup from th... Wed, 26 Sep 2012 19:31:28 EST Assignment #6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5070778 Assignment #6 is about how I plan to cut the calories out of my diet. I will eat loads of salad (Ithankfully I really love salads) put my dressing on the side and dip my fork in every now and then, eat fruit for snacks, plan lunch and dinner on the weekend ahead and pack what I can. I work away from home on the weekends (Fri, Sat, and Sun) and stay out of town during that time so packing meals is a challenge for me. I also plan to drink a glass of water before each meal to help fill me up.... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 20:35:41 EST Assignment #5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5070770 I changed my goal to reflect the 5% weight loss by November 24 and changed my exercise goals as well. The exercise part is not correct, I don't think. I hope to burn more than that every week. We will see. <BR> <BR> Goal: lose 12.5 pounds <BR> Date: 11-24-12 <BR> Eat: 1450-1800 calories <BR> Burn: 1430 calories weekly <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> <em>311</em> <em>324</em> Sat, 22 Sep 2012 20:24:29 EST Trigger Foods and situations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5069027 Assignment #4 <BR> <BR> What are my trigger foods and trigger situations. <BR> <BR> My trigger foods are just about anything crunchy and salty. I really enjoy potato chips and french fries. I don't know when enough is enough. I really "just want something" when I get tired or am just "down" for some reason. I really like to eat all of the wrong foods when someone (usually my husband) has commented on my weight and failure to lose some of my weight. I also really like to have a snac... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 10:44:32 EST Why I want to lose weight..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5067637 I joined the 5% fall challenge and assignment #3 is to put in writing why you want to lose weight. I decided that was a good reason to post my first blog post! I am really tired of always saying I will start "seriously" losing weight tomorrow. I am tired of being tired. I am tired of not being comfortable in my clothes. I want to lose weight so that I will be healthier and feel better. I want to lose weight to be able to do a better job at work. I want to be able to move freely. I had... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 10:32:07 EST