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Fiber Bread Shenanigans
Sunday, September 04, 2011      3 comments

In my attempt to get more fiber into my diet, ala Sparkpeople, I bought 2 different fiber breads, but did not read the label ahead of time. One is called Double Fiber by Orowheat I think, and it is 70 calories. The other is called something som... Read more
Muesli Digressions
Sunday, September 04, 2011      1 comments

Calories are very interesting. I had fun playing around with my muesli recipe. I tried to measure everything, the measure the total, then divide by half cup servings. The Spark Recipe Manager is getting easier for me to use, and really it is ... Read more
2523 Calories
Saturday, September 03, 2011      3 comments

Okay, I am shocked at yesterday's calories. I was hungry, really hungry at 11pm. But why was I hungry when I already had so many calories? I don't get it. I am going to analyze yesterday as a typical day. At breakfast I thought it w... Read more
Disaster Day
Thursday, September 01, 2011      4 comments

It is 2pm and I have already eaten more calories than I had planned for the entire day. I checked last week's records and I never get enough fiber, except on the day when I really went over my calories. How can a person get enough fiber on only... Read more
Check in
Wednesday, August 31, 2011      6 comments

Checking my Spark journal, I eat about 2400 calories a day. It is very hard to get under 2000. I do not understand how anyone can eat only 1000 a day, like some people do. It is 4:30, and I managed the 300/300 thing, but I did eat almonds... Read more
Plan for Monday
Monday, August 29, 2011      2 comments

Goals 1. Institute 300/300/dinner plan. 300 calories for lunch; 300 for breakfast; and don't worry about dinner??? hmmmm....this will be a work in progress 2. Add to morning routine: After shower, while waiting as hair air dries a bit ... Read more
Brown Rice, again
Sunday, August 28, 2011      3 comments

Thanks for commenting on my search for the perfect brown rice. What I mean is this: every time I try to cook it by itself, it sticks, it is too hard, or too mushy, and it does not taste that good. So, I was looking for a special recipe that woul... Read more
Brown rice
Saturday, August 27, 2011      4 comments

Well, I am trying a brown rice recipe tonight. Yes, eventually, will change to w w pasta, but at the moment the thought of it really does not appeal!! Later-- got the recipe from a website called All Recipes, and many, many people rated it... Read more
Six Pound Goal
Friday, August 26, 2011      4 comments

My goal is to lose six pounds by October 1, 2011. Is that unreasonable? How to do this: Limit breakfast to 300 calories, lunch to 300 calories, and really how could a regular dinner ever be more than 1000? That would give me 1600 for one ... Read more
Thursday, August 25, 2011      8 comments

I weighed myself (finally!) and I had gained back 1.5 pounds that I really thought I had lost. On top of that, I put on some regular jeans (I have been wearing knit jeans that are so comfortable!!) and they were too tight, very uncomfortable, bu... Read more
A Breakthrough
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      5 comments

I had a big breakthrough today. There is a burger place we always go to, that has just great burgers and fries. Tonight I ordered a veggie burger on whole wheat bun, and coleslaw. This was a hard thing to do, and it all was good. (I was very... Read more
Tuesday, August 23, 2011      0 comments

I am babysitting again, stopped at a cute lunch place when I got off the train and had a healthy spinach salad lunch.. Plus walked from train to daughters house.. We have to find ways to integrate Spark into Real Life.... Feel good!... Read more
Spark Running Slow
Monday, August 22, 2011      3 comments

Spark seems to be running slow right now and so am I. I just do not feel motivated to get out and walk. That 500 calorie breakfast really put me off my schedule and I am not hungry at all right now and it is lunch time. ... Read more
Monday, a great new day
Monday, August 22, 2011      3 comments

This morning I made up a practice nutrition tracker day to see how I could ever possibly get the huge amount of fiber that is recommended. From my calculations, I see if I increased the fiber, it would be much harder to go over the calorie limi... Read more
Sunday, August 21, 2011      2 comments

Just got back from overnight babysitting gig at my daughters. It was fun, but out of my routine. Then I talked to my mother and she sounded so sad, and I felt annoyed because of all these demands on me. I feel guilty. What else is new?... Read more

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