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Our grandson made it thru the jnite but is still critical and if he makes it they can't predict how much brain damage there might be. Neurosurgeon sent my son and his wife hiome to get some rest if they can. Waiting is hard on the body. One thing, I sure am not thinking of food. Family came over last nite, I had brandy and it did its job and I slept or passed out, whichever. OK this morning, just answering the phone, Ipad and computer messages. So thankful for a stron together family and all of our friends. Another cold gloomy day , heard the furnace running too.
we are all the same with food and drink. I still associate alcohol with fun and/or relaxing times so those are triggers all the time there. Especially enjoy wine while i cook, maybe I should stop cooking? Ha! Don't want a drink or wine this morning now the shock has passed. They are saying Brandon's car got hit from behind and it pushed him into the path of car that hit him. They are looking fir the one that hit and ran. It was on a bad corner but usually accidents happened there in the winter.Going to be very hard to get thru the coming days. Sorry to share my bad news with you 2. Georgine





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Georgine, so sorry to hear of all the family troubles. Sometimes this kind of stuff just seems to just settle in with us and stick around awhile. Hope your GS is ok; that must be just awful waiting for news. emoticon
Jen, I only had 2 left and we live 5 miles from town. If I had had more (which I did over the weekend), I would have drank more (which I did over the weekend). I'm having A LOT of trouble staying away from the liquid calories and the sugar this summer. The more I read about how our diet affects us, the more I want to eat and drink every kind of 'non-food' I can find. I guess I need to quit reading that stuff.

I wish I could find, and afford, a retreat of some kind where I could go and get away from all the temptation for awhile even just a couple days. I don't think I'd miss any of it if it wasn't there, but if it's available I'm going to consume it. Stupid! emoticon

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I was just going to emaill you gals and got a message from my youngest son, bo. His youngest son, my grandson, just got hit by a hit and run and is in the hospital badly hurt. really shook up!! Now could use as couple shots of something. So hard to wait to hear he will be all right. Hospital is 2 hours away so won't hear anything for awhile, the kids are on their way. So worried!!
I didn't do anything yesterday, cold , rain, bad winds so just caught up on reading etc. and sipped wine. Today is the same tho I see it quit raining but that wind is so cold I admit I don't care to be out in it, feels like it could snow!!
I am struggling yet to stay on track. This weight I gained from the prednisone has me so frustrated!! I have been able to lose not easily but sooner than this. also had oldest son in the hospital over the weekend, has one of the digestion diseases and was bleeding but home now and better. Enuff already!!!!
Right away I think of having a drink or wine. was just going to put the wine back in the basement. I won't over do if I do, wish I could go down there and be with them but can't leave John. Later, georgine



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So I have been kicking back and not worrying about working out or the foods I eat. I am maintaining my weight but I have been drinking way too much! Kids went back to school today so it is the perfect time to set a new schedule and try to stick to it!

Linda, how do you just drink two beers? I envy you. See, that is my problem. If I could just have a couple and stop I might be ok, but I need to get to a certain buzz point and it is usally about 5-6 and a few shots of goldschlager.




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Well, I didn't make it through the week; finished off the last 2 beers last night. I've been on a major sugar kick for the last week and trying to get off it. I guess I replaced the sugar with the beer. On a positive note: I came to work after lunch with nothing to snack on. Snacked on the rest of the trail mix this morning so this afternoon will be snack-free.
I got some Cosequin tablets for the dog and they really seem to be helping him; he's got a lot more energy and isn't limping as much. I'm thinking of trying them myself emoticon

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That's pretty cool! Is that a praying mantis?

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Thank Linda!

No I do not teach, I work in the students accounts office for a college. Had a nice chat with my boss yesterday and was able to get my fustrations out. Even though he made me feel a little better about my situation I still went for happy hour. emoticon

So this is funny, while we were at the bar I went out side with my husband so he could have a smoke and we are just standing there talking and all of a sudden I feel something on my head. I first thought it was just the wind blowing my hair but no.....it was this!






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That's pretty good, Jen! I didn't realize the Dept. of Education had been around so long. Sorry about the test score, you'll do better next time. Those benefits sound pretty good, but not worth it if the job is driving you crazy. Hope you find something better. I assume you work at a school of some kind; do you teach?

Back to AF for the week. I'm doing pretty good having a couple left in the fridge and not thinking I have to get rid of them.

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So, I ended up leaving work early on Friday. I almost took all of my personal belongings with me and debated on coming back this morning. This place and the students just make me so mad sometimes. So many things have changed over the last couple of years and its just not the place it used to be. I try to be supportive and go along with all the changes and be part of the "team" but I dont agree with the things they do. I think it might be time to move on. The only thing stopping me is I am getting free classes, I have vacation and sick time, 401K, health, dental and life insurance. My husband says he can get insurance if we need to. He hates seeing me unhappy. Plus it starts to seep into my personal life and literally drives me to drink!

I didnt concentrate too much on eating right this weekend. Just tried to relax and get my mind right. Nothing seems to be going my way latley. I had to take a test yesterday. 50 questions and one hour to complete. Next thing I knew I was only on # 21 and I had 7 min left to finish. I just went as fast as I could and ended up getting 21 out of 50. erg! so mad about that too!

Ok, sorry I will stop complaining now. I am really going to try to make the best out of this week but I have a really bad attitude right now.

Linda, I copied my paper into this message for you if your still interested in reading it.

Georgine, I will be searching for my spark as well. Hope we all find what we are looking for! emoticon

Education was never meant to be controlled by our national government. In fact it is never even mentioned in the constitution. What is mentioned is the separation of national and state powers. Though the powers over education did not fall under the nation, there was still a department created to look over the educational systems in America.
“The original Department of Education was created in 1867 to collect information on schools and teaching that would help the States establish effective school systems.” (The Federal Role in Education , 2012) Overtime the Department of Education has assisted and created over one hundred and fifty programs to help students with funding, early education and school lunch programs. One of the first funding programs was the creation of the GI Bill. This helped veterans pay for college.
In the 60’s and 70’s there were a lot of civil rights issues being addressed. There were children and adults that were being discriminated against and the department was forced to look at its mission statement. Their mission is “to promote student achievement and preparation for global competitiveness by fostering educational excellence and ensuring equal access.” (The Federal Role in Education , 2012) Allowing equal access meant that the discrimination had to end. To do so laws were passed, amendments were made, and more programs were put into place to ensure that all citizens had equal rights to education.
The cost for college can be overwhelming. Thanks to our government we have the FAFSA. A FAFSA is a free application for federal student aid. It is a free application for federal student aid that is “filed with the US Department of Education”. (What is a FAFSA ) The application determines a families Expected Family Contribution (EFC). This number determines how much the student is eligible for in grant money. The FAFSA also determines what the student qualifies for in government issued loans.
When doing my research I came across a video of an interview with Bill Evers. Bill Evers is the Former Assistant Secretary of Education. Bill explained that under the Obama administration, Obama wanted the national Department of Education to basically “micro manage” (Federal Education Policy with Former Assistant Secretary of Education Bill Evers, 2011) the school system by making all forms of teaching, curriculum and books universal. Evers also speaks of educational funding being taken away if states refuse to incorporate national policies. We have seen this before in other areas of government.
While I do not agree that it is fair of the national government to pull funding to get the states to do what they want, I do think that some of the funds are going to good use. I was once low income and because of this my children qualified for free and reduced lunch. I understand the benefits is has on low income families. Of course I would never allow my child to go hungry but some families do not have that choice.
In 2010 Obama signed the National Hungry Free Kids Act. This act insures that students are receiving one to two healthy meals a day. Not only is this important because of poverty and children going hungry. The school meals are sometimes the only meals these children have to look forward to. It has been studied and proven that a hungry child does not do as well as a child that has eaten a good breakfast and lunch. When a child is hungry they will be thinking about being hungry and will not be able to focus on their studies. The schools who meet the standards received federal funding to make lunches for students that fulfill their lunch calorie requirements.
I do think the government has good intentions when it comes to educational policies and programs but in some cases I also feel some things should be left up to the community, parents, and teachers. All communities are different and may not require the same curriculum as the next, so making all fifty states and billions of children follow the same rules just seems ridiculous.





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Georgine, I hope you find your Spark! I know it's really hard to keep track of sometimes. My heart goes out to you, knowing the struggle of being a care taker. My SO (Tom) has had some issues over the last couple years but is doing ok now. Most of the time he's able to care for himself but there have been times that he's needed a lot of help and I'm not sure I could do that full-time.

It's been really hot here the last few days; yesterday topped off over 100. Today is much cooler and our humidity here in western NE is pretty low most of the time. Over 70% is pretty uncomfortable, we're usually lower than that.

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I will just say it has not been a good week for me. I am still dealing with the hip so usually had wine while I made supper as that is when it bothers most at the end of the day. And I think I just got tired of the weight struggle, the hip, the weather, dealing with pills for all 3 of us, including Brandy. and everything else!! Lost my spark somewhere. We are living in AC which I don't like but we are in the 80s and going to be close to 90 over the weekend so have to live with AC. Our humidity is always the problem. I am having trouble sleeping so get started walking late etc. etc. etc.I plan to exercise and do yoga but Brandy uses my exercise mat more than I do. Where did my spark go??? care taking doesn't help but at least no really bad days. Enuff of that.
When I was still working our store was 2 blocks from the school and our manager wouldn't let Pepsi or others put energy drinks into our store figuring it would cause havoc once the kids were in school. I have never had one, don't need them as coffee jazzes me up enuff without calories.
I don't remember how long ago Linda and I started this challenge but we had as many as 12 people at one time. As I said, then it would go down to just her and me and then up again. People give up, go on to other things or trying other plans etc. We are simple, no gimmics, just limit and choose when to have whatever.
Our friend was here today with his bottle of wine. I hadn't wanted to do that when taking the pain pills and prednisone but gave in today thinking a day with some wine and visiting maybe would help my hip (cause I might actually sit still, having trouble relaxing) and my attitude. It was all right and think I need to snap out of this tho this weekend is not going to be enjoyable. Back in the 70s on Monday emoticon
You gals are doing well and keep me going too. Have supper in the oven so best i watch it and post to another team wondering why I haven't been posting. After what happened with Linda I don't want others concerned about me .
Have a great weekend and hope it isn't this hot where you all are, I forget. just now. emoticon together--off I go looking for my Spark




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Actually Jen, that paper does sound interesting. Can you post it somewhere so that I can read it?

After I made the statement yesterday that I only have one can of No Fear a day, I had a second one. I wish they came in smaller cans so I could just drink one serving at a time. They come in 16 oz. cans and the nutrition info says that is 2 servings. So, 2 cans = 4 servings, 520 cal. and bunches of sugar and carbs. At least it's not alcohol, right? emoticon I got through the afternoon without falling asleep at my desk, though, so I guess they do help.

Looking forward to a beer tonight or tomorrow. We're mowing a lawn for an elderly friend tonight so I might need one when I get home. It's been pretty hot the last couple days. We're going to a state park tomorrow for an event with the Legion Auxiliary and some local vets and it's supposed to be almost 100 with a 20 mph wind. Yuck! They need to have this event some other weekend; it was hot last year so we didn't even go.

Have a great Friday!

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8/14/15 9:00 A

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TGIF!
Yesterday was such a long day. I am grateful to have work but sometimes this place really gets to me.

I went to a luncheon for the business students. They catered in Jason's Deli. It was really good and they had brownies.....I ate 1......and a half of another one.

Finished my paper for the week on national policies on education. Sounds real exciting right? HA!

Had a light dinner and relaxed for the night.

No plans for the weekend. Just laundry...oh my exciting life!
Have a great one girls!
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Wow! Jen, that sounds like a lot of running just to get the kids enrolled in school. Glad I don't have to do that anymore. I would have been drinking after that, too. emoticon Hope you're feeling better.
I've been really trying to cut back on the calories and have actually lost a couple pounds this month. The food calories aren't so hard; I could probably do a whole food kind of thing if it weren't for the energy drink and beer. I am more addicted to the energy drink (No Fear) than I am to anything else. We order it from the Pepsi supplier 3 cases (12 cans per) at a time. I only drink 1 can a day normally and it really doesn't seem to help the fatigue issue (REALLY!?) but I really like the taste. I think it clears some of the brain fog that is probably caused by the sugar consumption in the first place. So, it kind of cures (temporarily) what it causes. Yeah, that excuse sounds just as dumb to me as it does to you, but it sounded better in my head.
It's a work in progress; No Fear is really hard to find around here and someday I'm not going to be able to get it at all so I'll quit drinking it then.

On a more positive note: I went to a Legion Aux. meeting last night and did not get a drink.

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so my "going to be a little late for work so I can register my kids for school" turned into a whole day event. Running around all over town for physicals and birth certificates. Geez! Oh well it was nice hanging with the kids all day. Afterwards decided to have a few cocktails. Bad idea on an empty stomach. Not feeling great today but I got up and did my 20 on the treadmill. I think I will try to do as little work as possible today hehehe....dont tell the boss! My husband is picking me up for lunch so that should help the day go by too.

I think we have pretty much gotten our drinking down to 2-3 days a week. Its not always on the weekend and I would like to aim for that but I always get the end of the week itch by Wednesday or Thursday.

Georgine, I still think of Linda everytime I come here. I am grateful you girls started this message board. I think there are probably a lot of other people out there that would enjoy our chats but maybe too afraid to admit the drinking thing...I dont know but it sure helps me. If anything it makes us realize our habits!




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good morning! As usual I am giving my pills time to work before walking. I couldn't sleep last nite so am not exactly gung ho to go! Every once in awhile I have a nite like that and I read.
Saw the chiropractor and have yet another exercise to add to the mix. I may have to give up sleeping to get everything done emoticon I gave in to 2 glasses of wine instead of a pain pill trying to avoid the narcotic but then the wine has calories so neither is better I guess. I will stay on track and decided when I get the urge to eat I will do some exercises. I hope the urge to eat goes down with the prednisone dose. It is an awful feeling always looking for something to eat and I really don't want anything???? Especially when I can't sleep I look for sweets. Ugh!
Sometimes we all have to take time off from pressures and feel better and ready to get ready to start again hopefully with a new attitude.
Yes, enjoy the kids while they are little as I can't believe how fast they grow and are gone. My oldest daughter will be 54 this Dec. and my oldest granddaughter was 34 in March. They are the only ones I can remember as the 3 of us turn that second number together every year. I turned 74, Shannon turned 34 and Robin will be 54. Youngest boy is in his 40s and has helped us so much now John has health problems. 2 boys, 2 girls and I have never counted grand and great grands. Anyway, the 2 girls are living in town, the one boy 20 minutes away and the oldest boy in central Min. They are all supporting me taking care of their dad. Enuff of that.
I try to keep the challenge going. as i have said, many people have come and gone and I hope Linda and I helped them all. I am still stunned at her passing and want to keep the challenge going.
Too much blabbing, need to get walking. after today we go back into the 80s so I will need to get up earlier. It is harder to walk with this knee and now the hip but i enjoy it anyway and the pain pill helps as well as the Salonpas patch.
Have a good day and don't beat yourselves up for a bad day, take time to recover, learn from it and go forward. emoticon togetherGeorgine




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Yes, Jen, you will miss them, but don't ever look back; enjoy each moment of their lives as they grow and mature. My sons are in their 20's and I enjoy them more all the time.

AF last night but hit the sugar pretty hard all day. I would really like to do a Whole Food plan of some kind but just can't give up my energy drink. Thinking maybe one day a week I could do it. Not sure if that would do any good, but it can't hurt.
Will stay AF at least until Fri. Drinking only on Fri., Sat., and maybe Sun. works pretty well for me.

Thanks, Georgine, for keeping this thread on-topic. I've really enjoyed chatting with you here.

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Georgine, you hit the nail on the head when you said you feel like your banging your head on a brick wall! Yesterday I did not worry about a think. I had a muffin for breakfast and a healthy lunch and dinner. I didnt lose any pounds but I didnt gain either so I am fine with that. I think I just need to take the pressure off for awhile.

The kids are almost all ready to get back to school. Registration is this week then orientation next week. My son is going into 6th grade and will be in the (CAPA) Creative and performing arts program. I am so pround of him and I am looking forward to see what he does this year. My daughter is a geek and proud of it! lol she will be in 8th grade. I am so proud of them both! Next year I will have a high schooler, middle schooler and a grade schooler! The thought is exhausting but I know I will miss these days when they are gone.

Well have a great day everyone!




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Just finished a 35 minute walk with Brandy so am guzzling water and eating my yogurt and will have some coconut almonds. i have an appt with the chiropractor at 1:30 so need to hit the shower and give John his eye drops and change his Ace bandages.I will be glad to be done with that!!
Your 30 plan does sound like my doctor's no sugar, no bad carbs plus exercise plan and it does work. I have also been thinking I am tired of trying to lose these 8 pounds that came on when I started prednisone. Feel like I am batting my head against a brick wall!! Saw my doctor and he has cut the prednisone back further and it will continue to go down a month at a time. A month seems so long!! but when I think about giving up i can picture more pounds coming on so I won't give up but I will forgive myself bad days. I realize I am letting myself go on weekends, after all the challenge gives us that except not permission for me to grab a half glass of wine from the box every time i go by so I know I am over doing all 3 weekend days much of the time so I will stop that. That is the trouble with buying a box of wine. Even when I put it in the downstairs fridge there is always a reason to go downstairs. Playing mind games with myself!!
I did start the yoga, beginners as this ole bod isn't as pliable as it was years ago when i did yoga. The leader is also very good and there are lots of tips but I always think I have heard them all after all these years but there is always more to learn.
Gals, don't let the bad days knock you off track, we all have them. The drinks and beer won't disappear.
Better get moving and do a few exercises. Had to ask Brandy to get off my mat so I could use It!!
Everybody have a great day, Georgine



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PLEASE!! If you do not drink alcohol please do not comment on this challenge that should have no interest for you. In the years since this challenge began I have actually had to go to Sparks for help twice to stop non drinkers from posting here. I am sure you all have other interests where your posts would be welcome. Have a nice day!



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BELIEVE
Tomorrow never comes, so enjoy today!
You have come to far, to be controlled by a cookie!
The first step to resisting temptation is wanting to!
Let us give thanks this month and each day.


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So, obviously I have really good intentions and then I just want to forget about all of this eating right and losing weight stuff. I just cant seem to stay focused lately. I am sure my motivation is out there somewhere. Right now I am just going to take it day by day and just try "eating clean" The more I tell myself no alcohol the more I want it. I really really wish I could feel like I did back in January when I quit for 33 days and lost that big chunk of weight. The more I try and the more I fail, the more depressed I get and the more I want to drink. It is a viscous cycle.

A friend of mine is going through some stuff and is thinking about attending some AA meetings. I told her I would be there for her and I would go with her if she wanted me to. It cant hurt, that's for sure!!




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Livnlife3, check out this link for the Whole 30 program.

http://whole30.com/whole30-program-rules/




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I think we all feel that 'entitlement' kick in and I'm one of those all or nothing kind of people, too. I rarely have just one, even if I've just eaten and feel like I'm about to explode. Is there a hobby that you enjoy that would take your mind off it long enough for the urge to pass? Some people say just coming on the boards here and reading some of the posts helps. I just activate every ounce of willpower I have and say 'no'. Sometimes that works, sometimes it doesn't.

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Jennifer - you have me curious about the Whole 30 plan. I haven't been on Spark People in forever, but I am back now! I need to do something as I've been gaining weight due to the darn empty calories that are in booze. :( I feel entitled to drink when the weekend comes, but I don't just have one or two - I will have more and sometimes too much! I really need to stop this stupid mentality and get healthy. I always think it will help me relax, calm down, deal with the kids, etc.

What do you guys do when you feel like having a cocktail (besides have a cocktail - lol).

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Good for you, Jen! emoticon

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Your right, I do care, but I still went out and had drinks after work on Wednesday, Thursday I felt horrible but I made a new plan. I have started over so many times that sometimes I feel ashamed but then I look back at all the little changes I make each time I start over and I know each time gets better and better.

So here goes:
I am not doing the Omnitrition thing anymore. I may go back to it someday. It did help me lose my first 50-55 pounds.

I am trying the Whole 30 plan again. I started this plan Aug 26th and only made it to day 7 before cheating. So I am starting over. The plan is not described as a diet but instead a change of life. The 1st 30days is a reset. It is meant to reset your body and basically stop eating all sugars and processed foods. You are allowed protien, (meat and eggs), veggies, and fruit. You can have olives, and use olive oil. You can use coconut or ghee butter too. I am focused and hope to lose 15-20 pounds by the end of the 30 days. The 31st day is our annual family reunion...my Italian side. I am so excited to see my family, show off the weight I have lost and to eat some good ol Italian dishes!




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I get that way, too. Then I convince myself that one (fill in the blank) isn't going to hurt anything anyway. It's all just mind games. Get out of your head and go for a walk or do an exercise video.
And, yes, you DO care! If you didn't, you wouldn't be here. emoticon

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Thank you Ladies for your tips and support. Its one of those things where you know better you just dont care to do the right thing sometimes. Just like today. I walked and jogged a little, I am eating right but I really feel like having drinks after work. I know better. I know its only going to set me back. Question is...do I really care today?

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Finished the walk with Brandy . We covered the same ground in 25 minutes that usually took us 35. she was a going machine this morning!! Now drinking water and catching my breath. Cool breeze but the sun still warm so need to cool down.
Monday was a bad day after a bad weekend. Think being able to drink on weekends I had wine every day, enuff of that!! give me a foot I will take a mile. Still battling the sweets so will not be happy at the clinic getting weighed tomorrow. worked so hard to get down below 140 and on prednisone went up . frustration.
Brandy's problems are allergies. she has been on this new med for 5 days and I can see all the bare spots are filling in. I brush her and she has very little dandruff.
The web site for the yoga/ pilates is:YogaAndPilatesOnline.com/challenge. I did some of my other exercises first and when I started the challenge my Ipad needed charging so will try again later. You can go at your own pace. I used to do yoga and took a class but I can see I need to review. It is very good for you mentally and physically and the instructor is very good at sending emails to help.
I owe myself some money again, trying to decide what to do with it eventually.
If I stay with it maybe I will save to join for the year$149. we will see how I do.
Jen, you did give up on the Omni thing then? I won't finish reading it then maybe. I didn't see that he really came to a conclusion about why some people gain weight. My mother never gained a pouind past her usual weight but she at a lot of vegies and fruit, ate meat sparingly but she also ate chocolate a lot and she walked and that seemed to keep her the same. I take after my dad's family, seem to gain weight easily so have fought this ever since I started having kids and was a stay at home mother. I will continue to stay on my doctor's no sugar no bad carbs, limit root veggies and fruit and exercise. I lost on it til prednisone and have seen many results in his monthly class and peopleI know. And he doesn't teach that you can never have goodies. everybody needs treats now and then. I best quit blabbing and do something positive.
Have a good day gals, we are doing ok, normal to have set backs, just keep it one day at a time. emoticontogether.





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Well, I made it! One day with nothing to drink but water and iced tea. Made up for it in candy but...
Will remain AF until at least Fri.

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I drink a few times a month, it interferes with my workouts

nobody said it would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it


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I know it's frustrating to keep giving in to yourself, Jen, but the 7 days that you did was amazing! Why not try an 8 or 10-day streak now rather than go for the 30 again. It might help to build up to it; that way, you're seeing results but not feeling so deprived for so long.

Because of your success, I've decided that TODAY I will not drink anything caloric. I had an energy drink, a Coke, and beer yesterday and I just really need to cut all of it. One day at a time...

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Glad to hear you girls are doing well. Me on the other hand have fallen off the wagon and need to get my butt back in gear!

Had a few drinks last night. One of them was Crown apple and cranberry. Very good! Probably added 400-500 calories to my day. I would like to blame it on my husband and complain about why I am so easily influenced by his actions, but it really comes down on me and my choices. I said I would not regret drinking on Saturday but I do. I also regret last nights drinks too. I had lost 6.8 pounds in 7 days only to gain back half of it. Now I am trying to lose what I gained. It is a viscous cycle. I cant just have a few and still lose the weight. It has to be all or nothing. I really hate to start my 30 days over again. Today is day 9 already!

I know I need to just let it go and move on but at the moment I am so fusterated with myself. I didnt even jog this morning, just a 20 min walk. I know it is still something but it could have been more if I was being more responsible for my actions and what I want for me!

Ok, sorry about the rant. I will be working on changing my attitude today. I need to be more proactive and do it with a smile on my face!




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Georgine, my dog was scratching constantly and eating all the time a couple years ago. He's a border collie/Aust. shepherd and when I finally took him to the vet she suggested shaving him when the weather was nice enough and then bathing him really good. I did that and the scratching ended. Apparently, they get so much dandruff built up that it makes them itch.
For the eating all the time, I just switched him to a higher quality (and much higher priced) food and he gets along pretty good with about 2 cups twice a day. Pet food is getting to be about as over-processed as our food anymore so you really have to watch what you're feeding them.
A yoga challenge sounds fun; is that here on Spark?

Jen, 7 days is emoticon ! I can't even make it for a day without something carbonated to drink anymore. I am so tired all the time and I know that's it's diet-related but just don't seem to be able to stay out of the sugar. I'm always preaching to my SO (Tom) about eating healthier because he has a lot of problems but I don't blame him for not listening to me when I can't seem to practice what I preach. He has been cutting the evening Coke and sleeping a little better; baby steps, I guess.

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Finally getting back here. Busy weekend starting with Friday and if course had company so drank wine all weekend, only over did on Friday and that reminded me why i don't over do any more tho can't go too far and do John's meds etc.It is in the 60s here and I am glad it is cooler and humidity is finally down but would prefer 70s they are showing for this week.
You gals are lucky to have horses. I am an animal lover but living in town doesn't give much choice tho at this age just Brandy is fine. Between her care and Johns plus everything else left to me I am busy enuff and moaning about not time for me. My fault, my choice.
Still battling the sweets and did not walk much on the weekend either. I joined a yoga/pilates challenge for a month and already it is the 3rd so need to begin. I had to find out how to get the videos on to my Ipad, need to learn so much.
I get emails comparing years ago to now for kids. I grew up playing outside all the time, our parents had a time to gt us to come back inside at nite. It is sad to see kids these days all sitting with their phones. I see mothers pushing strollers and one had on the phone. Cant even enjoy a walk without that thing in their hand. We all played together, all ages and all outside. My dad built us igloos in the winter with a slide down from the top. It weas a wonderful time to grow up, not like it is today..
Our youngest son is working on the ramp outside, I better get my feet moving, have a dog looking at me as if to say --well, we going or not! My hip is still giving me pain thru my right cheek right where I sit so i hope exercises will stop it. I will see my doctor Thursday, he wants to talk about the hydrocodone and the prednisone. I can still feel some pain in the mornings so am sure I will not get off the prerdnisone but hope I can stay on the low dose. The vet took brandy off the prednisone and I agreed after she told me what long term prednisone does to a dog. She is on a new allergy med and isnt drinking tons of water and wanting to eat all the time and I don't see her scratching and licking like she was so hope this will end with the fall weather, maybe not till the weeds are dead. sorry to blab so much, have a great day and remember we will all have bad days now and then, the main thing is to learn from them and leave them behind. Georgine



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It is sad. I get frusterated when I see my son with his phone in his face all the time. I am always telling him to put it down and find somthing else to do.

Well, My Whole 30 turned into whole 7. Day 8 I had some drinks and ate a BLT then yesterday I had a hashbrown and a few cookies. Everything else was meat or veggie or fruit. This morning I gained back 3 pounds. Oh well. Back at it today. Added 3 more min of jogging, so 13 min jogging and 7 min walking. My goal is to jog the whole 20 min or at least jog a mile. emoticon






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That's good Jen, to get your family into more physical activities. I used to bike a lot with my kids and we played croquet quite a bit. I saw a piece somewhere with 2 generations telling what they did for entertainment when they were kids and then showed the 3rd generation, who were aged 8-15 telling the same thing. When the first 2 generations heard what the 3rd considered entertainment, they were near tears. It was all video games and very solitary where the older ones were filled with friends and imagination. It's kind of sad.
I've owned at least one horse since I was in HS. Can't imagine being without one.
emoticon on the AF streak and the continued weight loss. Having the horses here will definitely help; I'll have less time to eat if I'm riding.

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Lost .4 this morning....I will take it. As long as that scale keeps moving down I do not complain!

Day 7 AF

I haven't rode a horse since high school. We have a children's farm near where we live. I should check it out and see how much it would be to take the kids for a day. I am really trying to focus on our family doing more physical outings. Not only for me but I want them to learn that entertainment doesn't always have to be electronic!




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Another 2 pounds is emoticon Jen!
I feel like a whale this week. FYI: don't ever eat bacon for breakfast and ham for lunch for a week. emoticon I've never had a problem with my blood pressure, but I checked it today and it's up a little. Pretty sure it's the sodium. Duh! Also, coming up on the BEST time of the month to be a woman! Good thing we're getting the horses home tomorrow. Love to ride at the start of it; it seems to get it over a little quicker.
I'll spare you and not go into my opinions of drs. and the nightmare of meds they always seem to want us on. Georgine, I had a friend who lived on prednisone for years; it was pretty hard on her but she had no ability to make adrenaline so she had no choice.
Drinking tonight, but not much. Going to bed embarassingly early for a weekend, but I've been exhausted all week.
August, here we come!

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Day 6 AF
Walked and Jogged again today

Lost another 2 pounds! I wish I would have done this a long time ago. I also wish I would have found it before I spent all that money on the omnitrition. But oh well. I think the omnitrition taught me a lot about what foods are bad for me. So it was not a total loss and it helps me lose 50 pounds. Cant complain about that! Tomorrow we plan on going for a hike in the morning and a swim in the afternoon.

I just want to say thank you guys for listening to me everyday. I really appreciate the support and I want to support you girls too.

Georgine you are doing great, I just wish you didn't have to take the meds. I have not taken my thyroid medicine in a long time now. I know they say that is bad for me but the doctors could never get my levels right. Sometimes I really wonder if they know what the heck is going on.

Lisa your doing great too...keep it up!




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AF Monday thru Wednesday, no plan to drink alcohol today. My problem is still the sugar which I know is keeping me on this plateau along with the prednisone. Frustration. Walked with Brandy 45 minutes so am drinking water, going to help John shower. Then make myself do the PT exercises and those from the chiropractor. You would think it takes hours the way I keep putting it off and they are not hard either.
A nice morning with a cool breeze. Forecast is for all in the 70s tho some are upper. So nice to shut AC off and open windows.
You gals are doing well emoticon emoticon I don't always feel like walking but I know Brandy needs it so I go.Yeah, I need it too.
Have a great day, you both are helping me to stay on it too, thank you!! emoticon



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Still AF!

Weather is up and down here, too. After several days of 90+, yesterday morning was in the mid-40s and only low 80s later in the day. Felt pretty good. We don't have near the humidity here in western NE that a lot of you do.

Have been fighting myself to get up and walk this week. Just don't feel like it. I lost this morning but the dog (Cappy) didn't seem to mind. Usually, he sits at the back door and barks at me if I don't go walk. Did some cleaning instead. Need to get around the area where we will put our horses this weekend when we bring them home and make sure there is no loose wire. Also, need to finish cleaning out the horse trailer so we can get them in it. That will be my cardio tonight.

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wow the weather is so crazy! It was beautilful this morning in my neck of the woods. I walked ...and jogged inside on the treadmill but I wish I didnt have to go to work. Would be a wonderful morning for a hike in the woods. But gotta make that money.

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Good grief! Got up and took BBrandy out and about froze!! Bad winds and 63 degrees, I was freezing!! Goofy weather, cloudy and no rain in sight. Shut the air off, supposed to be in low 70s which will be such a relief.
AF Mom. and Tues., still having trouble staying away from the sweets. All I am doing is making it harder to get these extra pounds off.
It has been so humid and hot we cut our walk to 20 minutes which again, I don't use as many calories. When I get home I am soaked from the humidity and drink a ton of water.
Today I am waiting for the clinic to call to get my appt. with my doctor and the vet to call about the price of a new allergy drug for Brandy. Also am going to make it a priority to keep her washed down and brushed so we can dump the drug. New drug, expensive of course. I don't think I am going to get off the prednisone yet as still have soreness in the mornings at times, don't want that back full force!!
Good for you jogging!! I have not tried running or jogging with this knee but not sure I wouldn't wet my pants trying to do either. ha!! Brandy pulls me along at a good pace so will stay with her for now.
Keep up the good job Jen! emoticon
Hope all is going well for you too Lisa!
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Georgine, I cant stand the humidity either. I don't know why I even bother trying to blow dry my hair on days like this!
Lisa, Sometimes we just have to have a few. Hang in there!

Day 4 AF

Walked 10 min and JOGGED 10 min. Can you believe it? I jogged! I have to give myself a pat on the back!

Lost 2.7 pounds too!




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It was so nice this morning , cool with badly needed rain. brandy and I walked in the rain and it never even wet the sidewalks under the trees and we are back to hot and humid as soon as the sun came out again emoticon
AF yesterday and need to pay me $4 for my jar.
It looks like everybody is doing well , let's keep on keeping on!! emoticon



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Finished up the beer last night - 2 bottles. It was hot and I was grouchy. Today is much cooler and the beer is gone so will be AF the rest of the week.

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Morning All!

Day 3 AF

Walked 20 min at 2.6mph

The rest of my day went good yesterday. Had some almonds around 3pm. I was hungry but not starving by dinner. My husband made meatloaf. Even tho it had bread crumbs I still ate it but only about the size of a deck of cards. Then I loaded up on salad and broccoli. I am not supposed to weigh in on this plan but I am addicted to the scale so I had to! I lost 1.5 pounds :)

My daughter gets her braces on today! She is excited. She has a lot of self confidence but I think this will help too. You know ...teenagers. Only bad part is my insurance doesnt cover any of it. I guess thats life! We do what we need to for our kids.

Georgine, Im glad you were able to see your son and granddaughter. They do grow fast. That is one good thing about the internet and facebook. It lets us communicate with our distant relatives more then we could before.

Have a great day!




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Getting ready for my walk with brandy. Nearly 9 so need to get going but have to take pills, put sun screen, wait for pills to work etc. etc. before I get out the door. John still sleeping and if he gets up he will have to wait. Nearly 90 here yesterday and today going to be the same. I am so tired of the humidity with it, I am sopping wet when I get home!!My son and family went back home and I miss them already and hope it won't be 4 years before I see them again. Miss too much as my granddaughter grows.
I may have said I have an exercise area in the basement but because I can't leave John alone very much I haven't been able to use it much. I did try the Walk Fit (tread)from Nordic trac thinking I could go 10 minutes. Ha! Lucky to do 5 but it is tilted so makes it tougher. I have the old Nordic trac too but need to use it awhile to get back to where I was.
You are sure ready to get started and so am I. Got on the scale and 8 pounds are still there. Have to make an appt to see my doctor this week and not liking to go with weight gain!!I blame him for putting me on prednisone. ha! I can still feel that soreness a little some mornings so doesn't look like I can get off prednisone yet. Need to call the vet for brandy too. Never ends. Better shut up and get moving. I am a great procrastinator!
I will be thinking o you thru the day when I am tempted to screw up. If you can do it so can I and Lisa too. Georgine



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Feeling good about today. I packed peaches, strawberries and blue berries for breakfast and a snack for the day. I have cauliflower and a spicy bean veggie burger for lunch. Drinking water (no coffee since I hate drinking it black) emoticon

Day 2 AF emoticon

Walked 20 min on the treadmill at 2.5mph. I can imagine myself moving up to a slight jog at 3 mph but when I try I just feel so heavy. I just need to get over it and do it! emoticon

A friend of mine has started doing Aqua Zumba. It is only 5 bucks a session. I think I am going to try that out this week. emoticon




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busy weekend here with my oldest son and family home for his 30th reuniin. Hadn't seen them for 4 years so really was hard to see them go. They have 1 little girl due to a special procedure and she had a ball with my granddaughter at the lake and my daughter in town.then they were coming and going here too. Great weekend. Youngest son had to work as didn't know they were coming. bummer on that.
I did over do the white wine yesterday and just had a little today and that is enuff. It is so hot and humid here now it is miserable unless you stay in AC. I did walk Brandy tonite for 20 minutes but I was just soaked again. Miserable!!
Looks like you are starting off well, go for it!! i need to up the PT exercises. I don't know why I find it so hard to do them. It isn't as if I don't have time???
Well, here comes a brand new week again and here we go!!! Georgine emoticon



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AF Friday - did some day drinking on Saturday.

Whole 30 Day 1 - prepped all my veggies and fruit. Made a home made Mayo that I then made egg salad with. Also made guacamole but I need something good to dip in it...other then chips. My son helped me make the guacamole and found out that he likes it too! Made a 30 day sticky note calendar on my bedroom mirror. Little idea I picked up somewhere and thought it was neat. Had a salad with some of the egg salad I made. Then later my husband baked some cod for me and I had a sweet potato.

Walked 20 min on the treadmill.

Pretty good day. Great weekend overall. Back to work tomorrow...oh joy....




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Good morning! couldnt sleep so getting ready to walk with Brandy while it is cool.
AF Wed., Thurs., and Friday. Now to battle my 8 pound gain from pills and deal with sweets and portions. I have a feeling my eye balling some portions is not quite accurate??
I told Jen we are having the Blueberry Art Festival and have all kinds of food choices but i like the fried bread. And no Jen, they are bigger than an elephant ear, they cover the whole paper plate and then are brushed with melted butter , cinnamon and sugar. That is my favorite if I get there.
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