SparkPeople Member Blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_recent_blogs.asp These are the most recent public blog entries from SparkPeople Members. SparkPeople Member Blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_recent_blogs.asp May 4, II Samuel 3:12-15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155999 May 4, II Samuel 3:12-15 <BR> <BR> Just as noted in yesterdays study, having the concubine of the last king will bolster one's claim, so also having the daughter will do similar. Was David really missing Michal or was he too trying to bolster his claim to Israel's crown? We also see how people... Wed, 4 May 2016 05:09:04 EST Bluebells http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155998 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/da6704d1-193d-4a6a-8848-343ef21640f0.jpg"> <BR> The sun is shining and the bluebells are out. Had a lovely peaceful walk in woods. What a good start to the day. Wed, 4 May 2016 05:04:57 EST Daughter's birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155997 Our baby daughter turned 33 today. We had a nice gathering to celebrate. Happy sparking! Wed, 4 May 2016 04:58:54 EST d http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155996 d Wed, 4 May 2016 04:56:32 EST Day 9 : 60.6gs (morning after the night before, lol!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155995 Poor Fluffy, so tired (his batteries have run out) <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6de9c81f-b967-4d07-a965-d9c4c2be633b.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Breakfast (early): 1 white chocolate muesli protein bar (145c), 25g (x39c) soja milk for tea (9c) = 154c <BR> <img src="http://photosaws... Wed, 4 May 2016 04:55:27 EST A Better Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155994 Yesterday was a better day. I ate well, had a good walk, had all my water and got all my preparation done for Sunday. I had a nursing home service last evening followed by a choir practice and a visit with friends. Wed, 4 May 2016 04:55:08 EST Zzzzz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155993 New job today and im awake 7 hours early! Nerves.. Lol back off to bed.. Wed, 4 May 2016 04:19:49 EST Just for the record . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155992 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/56394fc4-e348-48d4-9f0d-d0ed4b511f60.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 4 May 2016 04:15:27 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155991 Had not a bad day today even though I had to go over to the other hospital as we had no list this morning then came back to do the list this afternoon still great weather. Wed, 4 May 2016 03:55:35 EST The day that Albert Einstein feared http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155989 Planning their honeymoon. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/36b29b05-d50f-4072-8a7c-23ce40e857cd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A day at the beach. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c3fc9853-c4a2-4ad0-8a65-71156f045c37.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Having dinner out with your friends... Wed, 4 May 2016 03:41:37 EST Pressing the Restart Button (Again!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155988 For as long as I can remember I have wanted to see the number 60 on my scales. At my heaviest I saw 84 and at my lightest I saw 62. (Then I got pregnant). <BR> <BR> I have recently lost sight of my goals with the change in routine of going back to work after maternity and with my son being poorl... Wed, 4 May 2016 03:31:55 EST Happy Anniversary to Obie's mom & dad! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155987 first thing - DH & I have always had the toughest time remembering our anniversary! The year is easy (2000). <BR> <BR> One year, DH called me at work. When I answered the phone, he said "Happy anniversary!" I was confused for a minute...oh, yeah. I guess it is today. The only reason he reme... Wed, 4 May 2016 03:30:33 EST Daily Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155986 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/18a073dd-ce7b-4641-b6a2-b1c006fc492e.jpg"> <BR> Weightloss, getting healthy and staying healthy is also a journey!!! I hope everyone is making progress and not giving up! My test is coming up soon and I have to admit I'm scared. I won't be able ... Wed, 4 May 2016 03:19:55 EST Ticker tricks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155985 Good morning all ..or whatever time it is where you live! <BR> <BR> I was pleased to get yesterday sorted and into my little bed, an unusually manic day, even by my standards, but hey, I survived and today is another day! and hopefully a more relaxing one, Wednesdays is my, wishlist easy day. ... Wed, 4 May 2016 03:15:44 EST Examples of "Famous Last Words" 25# last one in the series folks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155984 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/32d16100-6a9d-4454-a0c4-6a047d513d87.jpg"> Wed, 4 May 2016 03:12:22 EST My journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155983 I have started to workout and switched my food to mostly raw fruit and vegetables. I am just not happy with myself for letting my body go. I am hoping this will help me and keep me accountable to myself. Wed, 4 May 2016 03:00:09 EST Intensity! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155982 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/77da3a19-1031-4bf1-bacb-c6c5880c9ec1.jpg"> <BR> According to the Calorie Needs Calculator at the Mayo Clinic website, I need about 2050 calories a day. I am eating about 1580 calories a day, so it will take me about 8 days to lose a pound, which is... Wed, 4 May 2016 02:58:41 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155981 The sun is shining it's a beautiful day and we're half way through the week. I'm try to maintain my weight but I seem to be loosing more lol. Not complaining cause I know this app works for me and I get to eat more. Ha Wed, 4 May 2016 02:57:25 EST Recovery and weight gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155980 So I recently had knee surgery to repair torn acl and cartridge in my left knee. It's been 6 weeks and still got mobility issues but I am improving slowly. The main issue has been the weight I've gained. I'd managed to lose nearly 2 stone and since the surgery I've put nearly 1 of that back on so... Wed, 4 May 2016 02:42:47 EST Vegetables http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155979 Apparently I don't seem to be able to make lots of changes at once. The exercise has slowed down but I'm trying to drink more water because work is busy and hot and last week I ended up dizzy and dehydrated so this week I am filling my water bottle and drnking it. <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get bac... Wed, 4 May 2016 02:35:18 EST Diabetic dilema http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155978 Biggest sweet tooth = high A1C No will power doesn't help either Wed, 4 May 2016 02:32:06 EST 143: 3 pounds left. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155976 This is a strange new place to be. I'm now smaller than my mother was in her 20s. Smaller than I've been in some 20 years, with one extremely brief exception (as in, one day if not less!). In appearance not much feels different, but the sheer amount of old clothes that are back in active duty tel... Wed, 4 May 2016 02:25:36 EST A new beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155975 Going to join the YMCA gym tomorrow which I am so excited about but I know getting back in shape will not be easy but I gotta get over this optical before my body can get used to this exercise which is always worth it in the end. I cannot let myself jump off the wagon on this goal though just got... Wed, 4 May 2016 02:21:26 EST May the Fourth Be With You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155974 NATIONAL STAR WARS DAY - May the Fourth Be With You! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/26d1ccec-b768-4132-a500-2c937fbe3610.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL CANDIED ORANGE PEEL DAY - bakers love this stuff for cookies and fruitcakes <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/g... Wed, 4 May 2016 02:19:04 EST Kickboxing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155973 Kickboxing is a great cardio exercise. Our instructor was very encouraging. He gave us challenging exercising that he knew we would have difficulties accomplishing. He pushed us to the end. I can't wait for the next class. Wed, 4 May 2016 02:14:44 EST Day 2 - Lose the Belly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155972 I did pretty well today. Not as well as yesterday, but still pretty well. I walked 15 minutes at a faster pace than yesterday. I went slightly over my calorie range but nothing terrible. My biggest victory was another day without any Dr Pepper! I had set a goal to skip it for one day this w... Wed, 4 May 2016 02:11:16 EST Meal photo journal 4HB slow carb method http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155970 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f58fd2f4-9669-4c11-866b-ba33fd5c8241.jpg"> <BR> Day 15 Dinner Ground beef bowl with beans, lettuce, homemade guacamole and kimchee Wed, 4 May 2016 01:51:42 EST Meal photo journal 4HB slow carb method http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155969 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/95403ea2-af97-4035-a0da-419bd49c695c.jpg"> <BR> Day 15 Lunch I was craving eggs, so today was "breakfast" for lunch Wed, 4 May 2016 01:49:11 EST Looking in the future http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155968 Hey guys the past is the past and today is the beginning of a fantastic life! Working on portion control and water. Life's great! Wed, 4 May 2016 01:45:31 EST Movie Night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155967 I went to see The Jungle Book with my daughter and grandson Friday night. I ate so much poocorn, Pocky Sticks and Bon Bons. I had to lol when I tracked it all because those items were in the list! Wed, 4 May 2016 01:40:18 EST Do I REALLY Believe? REALLY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155966 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3654a46b-a9f2-45cf-af16-583bc82c5117.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do I really believe God's Word? If so.......I need to claim it and live like I am His child. <BR> <BR> Psalms 62:1 <BR> <BR> The word wait means "waits silently"......Do you know how HARD tha... Wed, 4 May 2016 01:29:03 EST Nervous about my Dr. Appointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155965 In a couple of days I have to go in for an endometrial biopsy and I am nervous about it. They are going to give me something for anxiety and numb me up. Hopefully everything turns out and I can sleep better. <BR> Tomorrow is the last day of BLC and I will miss the Ferocious Vikings. It has bee... Wed, 4 May 2016 01:20:30 EST Today's Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155964 " You can create miracles in your own life, <BR> and in the lives of those around you - <BR> because you are a miracle, <BR> and you are connected to the source of all miracles." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, with link to <BR> DreamThisDay.com Wed, 4 May 2016 01:16:35 EST Day 123 ~ I've done this... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155963 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/296853ce-daed-4ec0-af16-1b9a9c57b6a6.jpg"> What I am doing to record my journey... 1. To blog everyday and include: 2. How many calories I consumed: 1777 3. How much I weigh: 234.0 (I must be bloating) 4. How many steps I took: 11,383 5. How muc... Wed, 4 May 2016 01:16:08 EST No Excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155961 It's been almost 1 month since I joined SP. After tracking my training (exercise) and my fuel (food) the past month, I found that developing healthy habits IS possible, even with my varied work schedule. There is no way I can keep a set routine with my job, but I can plan each week and each day... Wed, 4 May 2016 01:03:57 EST A good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155960 I am proud of myself today. I ate well, I had my 8 glasses of water. Walked a mile and strength trained. One day at a time. Wed, 4 May 2016 01:03:07 EST Transforming Tuesday year of MERCY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155959 Transforming Tuesday <BR> <BR> May 3, 2016 <BR> <BR> Gifts from God <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> “The grace conferred by the Sacrament of Confirmation is more specifically a gift of strength. This gift corresponds to the need for greater zeal in facing the 'spiritual battle' of faith and charity in... Wed, 4 May 2016 00:56:56 EST Chipotle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155958 Ehhh gotta stay away from chipotle food I suppose even though I work there....moderation I say...I've done good on calories so far today.....just drank vodka then work in the morning...bleh Wed, 4 May 2016 00:54:20 EST Need a push some help sticking to your goals.? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155957 Message me and I will provide u with the information to get you on track with your health and fitness goals. Wed, 4 May 2016 00:48:11 EST Gratitude May 3 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155956 Number 1: A wonderful day of sleeping until 7:15. What a difference that extra half hour is! <BR> <BR> Number 2: The ducks let us get within a few feet of them today. They were very pretty. I didn't see any ducklings, but the adults were nice too. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I did day three of th... Wed, 4 May 2016 00:43:32 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155955 I found spark two days ago. Today was my first attempt. It kind of scary committing to a lifestyle change. The coaching and quotes really helped me get it in my heart. When the doc told me the meds he is putting me on cause weight gain Spark was all I could think of. My candle in the darkness. ... Wed, 4 May 2016 00:43:05 EST More fencing today, May Goals and road trips.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155954 Hi... <BR> <BR> We had an interesting day today...after chores we went to a near town to get a filter for our tractor...had got the mail and had a fun lunch out...I even had some Birthday party ice cream. <BR> <BR> When we got home hubby went out fencing and I went to a different town to pick u... Wed, 4 May 2016 00:40:37 EST My quick nutritional meal replacement Shake. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155953 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/974f3e44-3298-4b66-80d6-efd3369edc59.jpg"> <BR> My Shakeology shake is a line of “nutritional” shakes that are claimed to improve your health, boost energy levels, reduce food cravings, enhance digestion and assist with regularity. To give you... Wed, 4 May 2016 00:39:55 EST QUOTES AND MINDFUL MONMENT FOR WEDNESDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155951 "Unless you get over the past, it will keep you from the fullness of your future. Start moving forward. This is a new day." - Joel Osteen <BR> <BR> "Sometimes life will test you but remember this: When you walk up a mountain, your legs get stronger." - Unknown <BR> <BR> “If you want it, become ... Wed, 4 May 2016 00:36:04 EST My fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155950 So my go to lunches are usually subway or something similar. Not always as bad as like McDonald's, but still not homemade. It's hard to eat healthy when I can't go home and make lunch. I work two jobs and both are in the food industry, so I don't have anywhere to store fresh food during the day. Wed, 4 May 2016 00:33:15 EST Binge eating and slipping up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155949 So today I haven't really kept up on tracking my food intake. I've pretty much ate anything I wanted and I believe it's because I was on the go all day..i didnt even take my insulin..yea no good..but I'm not giving up..i have a wonderful support system here. #cantstop #wontstop #iwil... Wed, 4 May 2016 00:32:39 EST Working hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155948 Worked out to day did some strength training and some cardio .wow i feel so 👍 Wed, 4 May 2016 00:29:43 EST Presidential campaign http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155947 It looks like it is going to be Trump vs. Clinton. This is going to be a campaign that we have not seen in a very long time. It is going to be very dirty because we know what Trump can do. Wed, 4 May 2016 00:26:25 EST Testing my luck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155946 A big part of my plan has been to go low-carb, high-protein, high-veg, high-fat. It's been successful. Tonight, while traveling, I tested my luck and ate two pieces of bread with butter. <BR> <BR> Consequence? four hours later, I'm steal dealing with massive bloating and cramps. <BR> <BR> Les... Wed, 4 May 2016 00:26:14 EST Getting Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155945 I did better today stay in range on all metrics. I still would like to decrease my carbs to 100 grams max. Wed, 4 May 2016 00:24:40 EST Fire Season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155944 Our weather has been cool for about 3 weeks now. If this weather can continue for another 3 months, it will mean that our fire season will not happen. I hope that it will stay this way. Wed, 4 May 2016 00:24:15 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155942 Ive been trying for weeks to really get this life change going but something during the day always trips me up. I mean i have the time, but that 8 seasons of Greys Anatomy is calling my name. And for once, I'm alone in the house without anyone needing me to do something. I just want to sit and c... Wed, 4 May 2016 00:23:28 EST Another cool day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155941 It is cool again. This has been our coolest trend this year. I hope that it will continue. Wed, 4 May 2016 00:21:38 EST Buffeting the buffet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155939 Today I had a work lunch; 6 of us went to an Indian buffet. There were lots of syrup-soaked sweets, deep-fried appetizers, fluffy bread, fragrant rice, and assorted rich saucy dishes. All of which my colleagues piled on their plates, but I managed to stay away from. Instead, I covered my plate... Wed, 4 May 2016 00:16:57 EST Motivation Reward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155938 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/722bcb14-e57f-41f3-a6fa-f429f65a5f96.jpg"> <BR> New shoes! Wed, 4 May 2016 00:11:32 EST April goals met May goals to meet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155936 <em>41</em> Stayed within my calorie limit in April for 13 days. Hope to double that for May. I have lowered my calorie intake limit because I am not losing weight and I think for my life style 1200 to 1500 calories are too much for me so in May I am going to try 1000 to 1200. <BR> <BR> <e... Wed, 4 May 2016 00:05:23 EST Feeling better. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155935 I felt better yesterday morning when I woke up. I felt great when I woke up this morning. I don't have pink eye. No infection! Hooray!!! I must have just irritated my eye with my moisturizer. I will have to make sure I don't get near my eyes when I moisturize my face. Thank God I'm better. Thanks... Wed, 4 May 2016 00:02:50 EST Fun day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155934 I was every hot day Wed, 4 May 2016 00:01:11 EST Shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155933 The only exercise I got today was shopping in three stores chasing my lady lol Wed, 4 May 2016 00:00:49 EST Dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155932 Steak sweet potato's and corn on the cob stayed under 1600 cal today Tue, 3 May 2016 23:59:05 EST Bad day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155931 I need to stay way from Dutch bro Tue, 3 May 2016 23:58:42 EST Long day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155930 It has rained for ever I need to climb a hill Tue, 3 May 2016 23:57:49 EST Endorphin Watch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155929 Day 1 Tue, 3 May 2016 23:57:23 EST 5/3/16 - Bedtime http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155928 Today is one of my brother's birthday. On Sunday, my other brother and I will also be celebrating birthdays. He's two years younger than I am. Yes, we were all born one year apart. <BR> <BR> I was given a scratch off lottery card as an early birthday gift, and actually won some money. <BR> ... Tue, 3 May 2016 23:57:12 EST ...12 month streak if I... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155927 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/894dca0c-6ea2-4d9f-bac3-0ec2bf1ced26.png"> <BR> If I get 250 minutes exercise this month that will give me a year old fitness streak!!!! <BR> "ohmmm" <BR> Tue, 3 May 2016 23:56:28 EST Oops http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155926 Wow... I was over 50 calories today and today being my first day I felt good with that BUT then I realized instead of adding 0.25 of a cup of half and half to my log I added 2.50 cups! so I fixed it and had 300 ish left so I made myself a drink to treat myself for being so good today and I'm stil... Tue, 3 May 2016 23:55:35 EST Twas the night before http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155925 ive made up my mind for the last time tonight. I dont care if every bone inside of me aches. At 31 i refuse to do this any longer!!! the change has to come sooner rather than later. I am doing this for my future!!!! Tue, 3 May 2016 23:52:06 EST Once Upon a Time...Oscar Goldman asked, "Can We Rebuild Her?" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155924 Dearest Sparksters, <BR> <em>125</em> <em>271</em> <BR> Well. <BR> See...it's like this. <BR> I STINK at self control. <BR> Yesterday, I decided that, since I wasn't ready for exercise, I would challenge myself in another way. That way was going without my Dr. Pepper for one day. LOL. I... Tue, 3 May 2016 23:51:54 EST Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155923 Not lost in my measurements or my weight but i feel slimmer, more like the old me. Had a really positive day, now looking forward to the challenge of eating while on all inclusive holiday :-) Tue, 3 May 2016 23:50:34 EST Day 41 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155921 Went grocery shopping today, ran some errands and ran out of time for anything else by the time dinner was cleaned up. But I think that's okay since I was on the move all day. Posted a couple of recipes to spark, also. I invented this casserole with Brussels sprouts and TVP... It was deliciou... Tue, 3 May 2016 23:48:34 EST Dinner 😋 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155920 Healthy and so good ... Asparagus, holinday sauce and a poached egg <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ddc652c5-57ff-4a2d-a10f-d51933fc05d6.jpg"> Tue, 3 May 2016 23:47:13 EST Rainy Day People http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155919 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5a03f43-518d-4b43-af61-cbd5625b3cab.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> I woke to the sound of the rain, and I felt joy. I love grey, rainy days. I find them both calming and energizing, if that makes sense. <BR> <BR> I easily met my goal of doing five things for... Tue, 3 May 2016 23:47:08 EST Grandkids Make for a Fun Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155917 Have you ever seen small children comfortable in a garden??? It's so fun! <BR> <BR> We always had a backyard garden while my children were growing up, so much so that when the youngest went to meet his future in-laws for the first time, he described to them how he had grown up on a tomato planta... Tue, 3 May 2016 23:45:21 EST Today was a good day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155916 Today was a very busy day. Busier than I have been. I decided it was time to get back into working my home based business more and so I scheduled a bunch of projects for today, I got them done, was happy with that. Spent time with the kids, took them to acro class, then got home, made dinner, tuc... Tue, 3 May 2016 23:44:13 EST Day 124 - 11 Days Until Recital! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155914 3 Things I'm Thankful For: <BR> <BR> 1. Lunch with a friend <BR> 2. Making progress at rehearsal <BR> 3. Meeting new dance teachers Tue, 3 May 2016 23:42:12 EST Just started yesterday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155913 952 calorie intake yesterday. 980 today. Not hungry. Was tempted eat that guacamole and chips i was offered. Said no. And my daughters icecream looked really good. But still said no. Tue, 3 May 2016 23:40:32 EST A meandering look back...and forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155911 I realized today, at Week 11 Day 1 of running, that my initial goal mileage (to run a 5K) has become my base mileage. My training runs are now between a 5K and 4 miles. My pace is slow. I can run a 14 minute mile for the first run segment, but I cannot sustain it for the full hour. Not yet. F... Tue, 3 May 2016 23:34:57 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155909 Cooler weather today, but still managing to track up steps! Tue, 3 May 2016 23:32:23 EST Help I'm stuck and My guy is running full Marathons. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155908 I have been stuck at the same weight for at least a month now. Changing up things and different work outs, Walking 4 miles nearly every day. I also work in a factory and on my feet all day. Yet my very thin Marathon Runner of a man who I failed to mention is 6 years older than me .. yep he is ... Tue, 3 May 2016 23:30:43 EST Still "Hangin" out at the Hospital... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155907 My son is still in the hospital but hopefully will be discharged tomorrow...then the fun begins...taking care of him myself at the hotel...I did better today eating, only had time for a banana for breakfast...ate a late lunch at 1:30 in the hosp. cafeteria & then met a good friend for a late dinn... Tue, 3 May 2016 23:30:15 EST Walking Dates are best http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155906 Hubby and I have been been walking everyday for almost two weeks now , and Geocaching on Saturdays, and munzees when we walk. So this is 2 fold , workouts and time together. <BR> A friend of mine helped me today with a strength training list that hubby and I will be doing 3 or 4 days a week al... Tue, 3 May 2016 23:30:01 EST 😢 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155905 Had a great day... or so I would think. Only worked a half-day because I had a dentist appointment. That went great! No cavities! Ate great today--stayed under my calorie limit. Had a GREAT workout... but I've been feeling down all evening and can't shake it. One good thing is that I'm not lettin... Tue, 3 May 2016 23:26:54 EST Day 124: A New Way to Eat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155904 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/54e80300-5e9e-4414-94aa-acacc110e537.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn't matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we em... Tue, 3 May 2016 23:25:35 EST Day 258 Sidetracked not blogging! Leaving things up to God. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155903 Wow I noticed I haven't been blogging and it feels better to do it. My son won the gold against junior high students in kumite and some of them were wearing plastic shin pads. My son was bruised but was extremely tough but couldn't move his arm after two days. Did karate today and our sensei will... Tue, 3 May 2016 23:22:41 EST 5/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155902 Today was an okay day i guess. I did go workout late night but i overate. So i haven't had any soda in days but i eat like there is no tomorrow. I need to limit myself. I pray for an better day tomorrow :) Good Night Spark Friends! Tue, 3 May 2016 23:22:34 EST Wiccan Weight Loss Group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155901 Merry Meet! <BR> <BR> If you are Wiccan and are not part of a group yet, Wiccan Wight Loss is accepting new members! This is my group. Feel free to join anytime. It is new so please bear with me as I update and add new stuff to the forums! <BR> <BR> Merry Part and Blessed Be! Tue, 3 May 2016 23:21:47 EST Thinking positively http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155899 Giving all glory too God and tell my self I can do this!!! Tue, 3 May 2016 23:17:04 EST Tireless Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155898 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4391d803-a5f2-44cb-baf3-03a7be452606.jpg"> <BR> Have been on the go since I got to work and I'm finally getting a break...lol. Anyway spent yesterday resting up for a new week and today the sun was shining....yay. I've been outside planting flowers... Tue, 3 May 2016 23:14:00 EST Whole30 Results...so far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155897 I lost 8lbs in the 30 days. My other measurements didn't seem to change much though. Struck me as odd lol. Will continue to follow the diet plan with a few less restrictions. Want to get dairy back in my meals and some grains from time to time. Tue, 3 May 2016 23:12:22 EST Just started yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155896 Weigh 203. Goal 145. Wish me luck. I was skinny when i was younger! Actually use to drink weight gain shakes. What was I thinking! All that trying to gain weight caught up to me. Tue, 3 May 2016 23:11:58 EST Uh-OH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155895 https://www.yahoo.com/gma/biggest-loser-wi<BR>nner-said-regaining-weight-felt-shamef<BR>ul-162203838--abc-news-wellness.html <BR> <BR> How many people have heard the news about the "Biggest Loser" winner who has gained back over half of his weight? <BR> <BR> It wasn't only him. Only ONE person... Tue, 3 May 2016 23:09:30 EST Reintroduction-dairy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155894 I love my dairy. Had a hard time cutting it out of my diet for the 30 days. Today I reintroduced it. Before I did remove it I learned that drinking chocolate milk makes me bloated and gassy. Still does lol. Will see if I notice anything else the next couple of days before moving on to the next gr... Tue, 3 May 2016 23:09:19 EST Ay! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155893 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4403813f-b73a-4340-a879-8a7eee9e2799.jpg"> <BR> I really think my hair looks like this after packing ALL DAY! Started at 6:30am and just sat down about an hour ago (9:00pm). Whew! Bed time! Tue, 3 May 2016 23:07:46 EST Starting Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155892 I started today and I learned that I've got a long way to go.... I'm laying in bed hungry because I only had 900 calories today. It's a process I'm learning. Tue, 3 May 2016 23:07:00 EST Happy Hump day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155891 Sending love be kind to everyone hugs Tue, 3 May 2016 23:06:34 EST Hunger?!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155890 I have been on Spark for about 5 weeks and so far so good. I have lost 13 pounds and am trying to make better choices. I have learned a great deal (especially how bad I had been eating and all the calories! ). I still have tough times. About once every 10 days I feel like I could eat anyth... Tue, 3 May 2016 23:04:17 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155889 Today I walked 3.4 miles at lunch time. I also did a lot of walking in the course of my job. After work I walked half a mile to the bus stop and when I got to the transit center I walked almost half a mile to meet my husband. When we got home my husband and I walked 3.6 miles. We even had a l... Tue, 3 May 2016 23:02:54 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155888 OK, so today I woke up with more energy than I have in a while. I was able to run errands in town and come home to complete several important tasks before heading to work without needing a noon nap as I usually do. I pray this keeps up. I followed my meal plan, exercised, and logged everything.... Tue, 3 May 2016 23:02:01 EST Not the answer I wanted. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155887 I made the annual trip to the doctor. However, mine was over 18 months ago. I make an appointment and a couple of weeks before it, I'd get a call saying the doctor was going on vacation at that time. <BR> <BR> I found out why I've been feeling so tired, why I've gained weight, and I discovered ... Tue, 3 May 2016 23:00:30 EST Thank Goodness for Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155886 Hello Sparkers! Long time, no blog. My health has not been priority this last year. Time to fix that. Need to get healthy now. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cebdffa7-d7f7-47f1-b1c9-b592e95fe660.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I haven't felt good the last year and I didn't kno... Tue, 3 May 2016 22:58:06 EST May 3 Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155885 "You can't blend in when you were born to stand out." -- RJ Palacio <BR> <BR> That's us! We're all making an effort to step out of our comfort zone; we're trying to break the mold; we're attempting to stand out. Don't try to blend in; be proud of what you're doing! Tue, 3 May 2016 22:57:46 EST Jump start metabolism http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155884 I'm trying to jump start my metabolism by eating more one day and trying to eat less the rest of the week any suggestions I HAVE really low metabolism and I don't sweat too much either Tue, 3 May 2016 22:53:36 EST Still around http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155883 Hello out there SP's! I hope everyone is having a great week so far! I have been so busy lately that I haven't had time to blog and log anything! This week is especially busy being Catholic Education Week at school. I have something going on every day and twice nightly this week. Trying to squeez... Tue, 3 May 2016 22:53:28 EST Tip Top Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155882 I was at the top of my game today. SIL was <BR> at an all day meeting but texted me and called <BR> twice so we stayed in touch just fine. <BR> I attacked my to-do list and cut it in half. <BR> The other half will come tomorrow as I <BR> had other duties mixed in with a very full day. <BR> I too... Tue, 3 May 2016 22:52:49 EST POS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155880 That's me Tue, 3 May 2016 22:45:49 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155879 Got up and hit the gym before work (there at 5 am), then and after work function....got home a little bit after 7pm...I'm TIRED... Goodnight! Hope you had a great day! TTYL Tue, 3 May 2016 22:41:57 EST Try and Error http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155878 I'm beginning to see the logic and need to make small changes or goals. Doing it all at once is too overwhelming and a sure way to failure. Or even disappointment and giving up. Why does it seem so easy to some and a chore to others? <em>40</em> I'm by no means Quitting! <em>192</em> Tue, 3 May 2016 22:41:54 EST What an eye opener this was for me!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155877 "A study of contestants from “The Biggest Loser” found their metabolisms slowed during and after the competition, making it difficult to maintain weight loss." Scientists are shocked and stunned at how the body fights to gain the weight back. It turns out that those of us who have lost an... Tue, 3 May 2016 22:40:07 EST 156 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155873 I did not expect to see that number on the scale. I reluctantly went to my doctors appointment this morning knowing I would have to step on the scale. I've been avoiding that thing for over a week now. Last month on that same scale I weighed in at 162. Doc said last month my breathing problems, f... Tue, 3 May 2016 22:31:05 EST Wonderful sweet day: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155872 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6245e9b2-f7ba-46d3-866d-3e45e0f17dbb.jpg"> <BR> My day has been bright and productive living well and eating nutritionally and very well in my calories drinking lots of water and seein results. Loving what I am seeing in the weight loss Tue, 3 May 2016 22:30:37 EST Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155871 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c62d0f8b-2e7f-41af-82ef-d8f4fc08d7f4.jpg"> <BR> My phone is full of photos like this to keep me focused. How do you guys motivate? Tue, 3 May 2016 22:30:33 EST Mall walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155870 New exercise routine started. I go to the mall and walk before my weight loss support meetings every Tuesday morning. Kind of boring but getting in the steps. Tue, 3 May 2016 22:28:13 EST Love Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155869 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f494b967-ac8f-4267-b40e-e2b1c8220bb4.jpg"> <BR> Love me like you did last night, <BR> Every day for the rest of our lives. <BR> <BR> Hold me close to your heart, <BR> So our hearts beat as one. <BR> <BR> Whisper how much you love me, <BR> So it r... Tue, 3 May 2016 22:28:10 EST Beach Cruiser http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155868 I got a beach cruiser bicycle for my birthday. It is complete with a basket for my pup. I've always wanted one. It is a blast to ride!!! I might resemble the wicked witch of the west, but I don't care! Now all I need is someone to ride with. :) Tue, 3 May 2016 22:26:14 EST No Fear - Changes Start When You Choose to Embrace Them http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155867 Greetings from Argentina. I've just joined SparkPeople. If I had to name the reason why I joined, I'd say only 2 tiny but, yet, powerful words: NO FEAR. Changes start when you no longer fear them, when you choose to embrace them, when you decide to make your life a little bit better, one step a... Tue, 3 May 2016 22:25:26 EST Tuesday..yay Person of Interest is back!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155866 It was a good day.Leg is improving, kind of slowly but steadily. Dinner was easy, leftovers. <BR> <BR> Decided to order another mp3 player. The new one is cranky and the old one is filling up with songs. Trying to delete duplicates. <BR> <BR> Been reading a bit..always fun! Still raining, I hop... Tue, 3 May 2016 22:24:37 EST Tentative date for trip to Wisconsin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155865 Well, I got an email from my uncle who will be taking me to Green Bay and Door County. I have no idea on when we will leave to go up there but I do know when the shareholders meeting is going to be. July 21st. So it looks like we might leave somewhere between July 16th and July 18th. I am not sur... Tue, 3 May 2016 22:22:46 EST Beautiful day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155864 I slept in longer then I should of. The weather was beautiful. I took my dog for a ride. Had lunch with my bf and the dog. Played outside with the dog. Then did some cleaning. All in all it was an amazing day. Tue, 3 May 2016 22:18:52 EST Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155863 Started off the day weighing myself before work. I'm down another 0.8 pounds which isn't muc, but I have lost inches and a lot of stomach pudginess. Went to work and got in a mile and a half. Went and helped my mom wrangle two dogs to the vet. Got home to some home made beef stew and quality time... Tue, 3 May 2016 22:15:25 EST Mission Accomplished! Got my Dots! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155862 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b962e7a9-b204-4ff6-b2b2-6ca177a56e5d.jpg"> <BR> Started out this morning with the goal to get 10 dots. When chaos ensued and I couldn't leave my desk for almost two hours, then I got asked to do an interview last minute, I wasn't certain I was go... Tue, 3 May 2016 22:10:57 EST APRIL & MAY UPDATE & TENTATIVE PLAN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155861 APRIL <BR> <BR> This month was still applying for jobs, following up with applications, hoping for interviews. <BR> <BR> On the 26th my late husband would've been 33. My roommate celebrated a birthday on the 30th. <BR> <BR> On Wednesday, the 27th, I got an unexpected call from McDonald's HR.... Tue, 3 May 2016 22:07:42 EST Hectic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155860 This morning was really hectic. My niece had to have surgery, so my other niece and nephew spent the night. I had to get 5 kids up for school instead of 3. What dfference. It didnt stop all day. Was running all day at work. Then I got home and didnt stop till now. I a soo ready for bed. I still... Tue, 3 May 2016 22:06:57 EST Tuesday's Words to Ponder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155859 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ccacfeff-768f-4ba5-9633-af4590d15caa.jpeg"> Tue, 3 May 2016 22:06:50 EST Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155857 I got home way to late to go out for a walk tonight. I have been doing great with calorie intake though. I will get a second workout in on Thursday. Aiming for at least 1 lb off this week. Tue, 3 May 2016 22:05:03 EST Weight loss. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155856 Haven't been on in a while, very happy to say I am now down 35.6 pounds since I started a healthier lifestyle. Tue, 3 May 2016 22:04:57 EST Day 8... The acclimation continues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155855 So, day three of being grain free and I'm starting to feel much better. As my energy levels have improved, I've been getting more things done throughout the day and becoming more physically active in general - a good thing. <BR> <BR> But now my muscles are so mad at me. They are mad at me for le... Tue, 3 May 2016 22:03:31 EST Wt loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155854 Lost 1.5 pounds since last time I weighed <em>244</em> Tue, 3 May 2016 22:03:02 EST getting help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155853 Pick up form. <BR> Get it filled out, go to deliver it. <BR> Didn't fill out second page. Go back. <BR> Closed early, wait till Monday. <BR> Too sick, wait till Tuesday. <BR> Go back. Filled out second page, go to deliver it. <BR> First page filled incorrectly, go back. <BR> Office closed, wait. ... Tue, 3 May 2016 22:00:41 EST Travelling today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155852 On the road. Even with two glasses of wine and a steak, I stayed in my calories due to walking. Another non-weight sign of progress happened today... intuitive eating. Eating healthy whole foods, stopping when full, not taking more than I needed, and feeling grateful and satiated when I was don... Tue, 3 May 2016 22:00:25 EST Is been a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155850 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f007df85-4a1c-4294-a2b0-28324d804eb3.jpg"> And while the Staind by the same name is a great song, I'm not taking about that lol. It's been a while since I've been on spark. Not sure why I left but I did. But I'm back. I've been in and out of the... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:55:43 EST Day Two, today was a good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155849 I said I was going to take one a day at a time, but today I was feeling anxious. I know this is not going to happen over night but I want results like Now. But will say did pretty good today with my snacking , only ate what I packed for the day. That's a big deal for me, because I CAN SNACK, lol... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:54:27 EST May is my month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155848 Did 2 30 sec full planks one in the am one in the afternoon. Ad they get longer I'll go to modified. Also did Leslie Sansone 30 super burn, 5 10 min mini walks and 2.5miles of her 4 mile power walk. Pretty good day. Tue, 3 May 2016 21:52:00 EST Optimistic newbie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155847 I just signed up this evening, I've been slowly modifying my diet the past month or so to decrease the amount of sugar I consume (which was an obscene amount). I've been doing pretty well so far but I totally have an addiction. Up until January 2016 my diet was never an issue because I had a pret... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:49:33 EST A visual aid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155846 One of my challenges, being 6'3 is that I can gain quite a bit of weight before it becomes noticeable. The flip side is that it also doesn't show much when I lose it. So today, as I drug in the box from Amazon with the 35 lbs of dog food in it, I realized, this is the amount of weight I was car... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:49:32 EST Exercise clothes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155845 I'm really excited about some Reebok pants I just got from Dick's sport goods. I was hoping to get warm, water shed pants for my school trip to Canada, and after today's damp soggy day I realize I'll be wearing them a lot for jogs!! What is your favorite thing to wear while working out? Tue, 3 May 2016 21:48:58 EST Eating light is eating right http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155844 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/804c5470-d886-4019-9d4d-72c5a7156aae.jpg"> Today I ate 1284 calories. Right now I want to eat my purse, but only losers eat their purses. Hot women like Ivanka Trump don't eat their purses. They sell them to get rich. Ivanka is a role model. I will... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:48:28 EST Body beast day one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155843 Oh my gosh I just finished day one of body beast. I'm going to hurt on the morning for sure. I feel good that I was able to do it. Tomorrow I plan to start couch to 5k. I will keep you all posted. Tue, 3 May 2016 21:47:27 EST Still recovering http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155842 I was so busy last week that it finally got me. Friday wasn't feeling well then Saturday, I cleaned a house with a bunch of cats. So of course even wearing my nose guard, I don't think it helped any. Sunday after church, I knew I wouldn't be able to work. My body was screaming, rest ...sleep. So ... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:46:03 EST First week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155841 Today marks my one week since I started. Didn't have much time for excersice but kept my calories around 1k and drank 2 bottles of water. Lost 1 inch off my belly so far! Tue, 3 May 2016 21:46:02 EST TEAM BONUS POINTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155840 On the Team Leaders Team there was a new message thread today questioning the need for and randomness of Team Bonus Points. For those of you who don't do it, it's a section low in the Start Page that allows you to click on Pennants for Teams and both the Team and you get that many SparkPoints th... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:45:12 EST May 03, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155839 I am getting in some extra walking taking my G-GD to school. Although we have to drive from our home to the school, we walk to the back of the school to the door she goes in. I also meet her there after school. There are about 10 different doors for the different classes and there are 5 classes t... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:44:15 EST GREAT DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155838 Well I am enjoying my time. I get up in the morning, doing my own thing? Up sipping green tea, having some Greek you art and sitting with Miss Coco. Then at mid morning in all the things that need to be done around our home. We are planning to move this summer so I am tossing thing I would n... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:41:08 EST What's up with my furnace? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155837 I'm a 46 year old woman that's had a hysterectomy, yet I have been getting these hot flashes, but only from the neck up. And they make me feel dizzy for a minute or two. And just as quick as I get them, they're gone. I have an appointment with my doctor next month. Should I wait and ask then, or... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:40:44 EST Day 628 Not good because I overdid it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155836 Of course after walking with the boot rubbing on my toe last night was miserable. So today I don't have the boot on I'm just staying home. But I'm still in lots of pain. I've iced but I've also sewed, read in the sunshine, baked rhubarb crunch, done some laundry and tried to crochet. But coul... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:40:17 EST Food Network Shows http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155835 We watch a lot of the Food Network shows in our house. Sometimes they show some really good and healthy stuff, but then there are other times..... They make me want to experiment with my cooking. For the most part I do good so long as I stay away from the desserts. I am definitely learning about... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:38:52 EST Month 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155834 6 moths ago I never thought I would last this long but I have I'm so proud thank God for all the support of my husband and spark people family. Tue, 3 May 2016 21:37:22 EST 1 month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155833 So it has been 1 month since i started using this app and i haven't really lost any weight. I'm just not into the app like i should. I know what my problem is but its so hard to give up old habits. 5 more wks and school will be out. I'm very excited. I need to get on the ball. Tue, 3 May 2016 21:37:17 EST May 3, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155832 As I mentioned yesterday, today was a crazy day. It started with work. That ended up being interesting. First off, I started working on some things and then decided that I needed to head to the bank and the post office (both work stuff and personal stuff to take care of), so off I went. I'm glad ... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:33:30 EST Almost Hump Day!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155831 I went to the gym today and got to do my favorite PF360. Tomorrow is my least favorite the treadmill so I decided when I hit one mile (a big deal because I have only done it once in 2 months), I get to do a double hydro massage. Double because I go so early and it is not busy so I do the 20 minut... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:29:39 EST Day 92 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155830 Beautiful day. I had a wonderful day! I was able to start planting some of my seedlings. 8 green bean plants were ready as well as 4 cantaloupe, and 2 cucumber. I'm doing something different this year with my green beans, I'm planting the first 8 in front of a piece of lattice so they can run u... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:29:38 EST Road trip to UNC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155829 Today DH had his appointment with the liver Dr. at the University of North Carolina. We have to go back Monday so he can have a MRI with contrast on his liver to find out what the mass on it is. My DD flew back home this morning and I miss her already Tue, 3 May 2016 21:29:36 EST Another day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155828 Today was a slow day. Got 2 miles in going grocery shopping. Park far away, and walk around a lot. Have a wonderful evening. Tue, 3 May 2016 21:24:28 EST made it to the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155827 I did go today. Yay. Was a challenge but my daughter went with me. She is 17 and while she looks very slim and trim she hasn't done much exercise over the years. She was on the treadmill and trying to see how long it takes her to go one mile. She wanted a much lower number but a few times I ... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:23:58 EST Good/Bad Doctor News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155826 My foot doctor told me to get an insert for my foot with the bunion to see of that helps. It took a couple days to get used to it, but it does help. <BR> <BR> My Knee and Hand Doctor told me my cartilage is wearing away especially in my thumbs. He gave me a prescription that worked good the ... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:23:21 EST 5/3/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155825 Total mileage today: 6.84 miles <BR> Other fitness: 15 minutes on the swings at the playground and I mowed the lawn with my hand push mower (57 minutes burned 505 calories) and day 2 of the fab fib workout with my husband. <BR> I looked up my fitness for May 1 and found it was 2.44 miles outdoors... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:23:18 EST Make a Difference MAY - Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155824 What did I do today to make a difference? <BR> PHYSICALLY: Completed day 3 of 30 Day Shred on top of 50 minutes of walking :) <BR> <BR> MENTALLY: Had a belated birthday dinner with my extended family <BR> <BR> CHORES: All lunches packed, kiddos snack bags packed and school folders checked. My... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:23:06 EST Day 2 - PUSH Challenge (and I felt SHOVED) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155823 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/da99d930-7704-4875-837b-f82690ebc2a9.jpg"> <BR> Today was one of those days... the bumps in the road of life kept moving me around and I could feel my stress levels rise. <BR> <BR> Today's PUSH challenge was to write 10 goals for myself and well ... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:22:55 EST My Mantra http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155821 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9dd8e078-c770-459e-a838-3ea309e47185.jpg"> <BR> 1) Stop listening to that voice that tells you..... O I should do this but I want to do that.... If I don't do it now I can pick it up later...... If I eat this I can skip that...... 2) Realize you a... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:18:20 EST Camden Running Club http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155820 Ran with the neighborhood running club for the first time today. I went with the they miles group, rather than the 3 milers. I need to get into better shape. However I did run all but a 1 min walk break. 4.09 miles in 38:17. I'm looking forward to getting better and meeting up with the group ever... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:17:46 EST Going Strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155819 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/084b6d25-c564-4cf9-871e-4c37c20f8878.jpg"> <BR> I've officially been back on a diet for the past week. I have been very good, but today I almost broke. I really wanted to just take today off and enjoy a big fat burrito. Instead, I didn't. I had a h... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:15:19 EST Lost on the Treadmill http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155818 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b2c39e4c-719b-4501-94d3-027a5a1ca447.jpg"> <BR> Walked on a treadmill tonight for the first time! Definitely a different experience! I started out SUPER slow because I was TERRIFIED of falling off! Thank God for those life-saving clips -- just in... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:09:44 EST Sometimes. Annoyed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155817 I decided to do this journey on April 23 and I really wanted to do it to get my self confidence back to enjoy the way I look again.but most importantly to be healthy for my kids and hubby. At times I think he actually cares. The first time I weighed and lost 8 lbs he didn't say anything until he ... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:06:19 EST Kept on track today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155816 I don't want my blog to become "oh, I walked another mile today". But honestly, I did walk another one today. <BR> The difference was I didn't want to do it. At all. I was so tired today and sore. My husband went with me and we went to his favorite walking spot. It is near a river and unfort... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:05:46 EST Next step http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155815 Making better choice in my meals. I need to keep working on logging my meals. My next step is to add more moving. Tue, 3 May 2016 21:05:10 EST It was a good day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155814 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dc1eae88-337b-4624-a00b-82ae64ac65ec.jpg"> Hubby and I both got official job offers from the places we both want to work for ... With in the same 24 hour period! Talk about uplifting and motivating! :) That takes the cake! All of a sudden, it's... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:04:19 EST 10 mins twice a week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155813 So, once I planned out what my workout routine would be and did it, I felt great! It was just a short 10 mins but it really got my blood going. After I tracked it all I was a little disappointed that it only burned a measly 58 lbs. ..but hey, right now it's just about get into the habit. I'm al... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:03:45 EST First day back here in years! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155812 First off my name is Ashley. I'm a 22 year old wife and chef trying to get healthier for my family and my job, I thought comming back here could be what I needed to kick myself into gear :).. Secondly today went great! I had 8 cups of water so far and I ate very healthy. I tried miracle noodles f... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:03:00 EST So much fun, so little time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155811 I'm having such fun on vacation with my son, his wife and their two little girls. Keeping to mostly healthy food choices and getting lots of walking and other exercise. Today we did some dancing games on X-Box. I really felt the burn. Then my sweet dil made a yummy dinner of spaghetti squash,... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:01:43 EST Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155810 Hi everyone!! I hope you had a great Tuesday! I am sick today 🤒 boo 👎 For me, being sick means a lot of ginger ale and carbs. I am not really worried about it though. Just trying to focus on getting better. If that means I gain back a few ounces then so be it. I will just play catch up tom... Tue, 3 May 2016 21:00:32 EST Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155809 I'm working HARD to get those 8 glasses of water down the hatch, but I'm determined! Tue, 3 May 2016 21:00:11 EST I'm over today :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155808 This is me grumpy and tired :( Sorry guys. Tue, 3 May 2016 20:59:59 EST Hind Sight is 20/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155807 That's what we all say.... If I only knew then what I know now. Here's what my hind sight is telling me (screaming) "I made the best choice, to move!! I don't miss SoFlo, at all. It was 84F at 8AM, today.... sitting in bumper to bumper traffic... the construction... the crazy drivers...The Chaos!... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:59:27 EST Day 11: too much time on Facebook again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155806 Facebook is a time sucker. <BR> Spark people can be a time sucker too. <BR> I complain I'm tired but then get sucked into reading " just one more" article and here it is 10:00 and not sleeping and very tired. <BR> Technologie is supposed to be helping us but sometimes I think they really hinder... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:59:05 EST 21 Day Fix - Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155805 So, I've been good for 2 days but week days are pretty easy for me. It's the weekends that usually do me in. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11579d33-b8e6-4ffc-b7d8-5ef8171b4ddb.jpg"> Tue, 3 May 2016 20:58:20 EST Down 2 pants size http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155804 I have went from 4x down to a 2x Tue, 3 May 2016 20:58:07 EST Moms http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155803 I had a nice dinner with my mother in law at the Mother's Day Gala at her retirement center. This was after she complained very heavily to my husband this morning that she had to literally crawl to get out of bed. <BR> <BR> I also had a not so pleasant 2-hour conversation with my mother in th... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:51:59 EST JESUS HAS THE FINAL WORD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155802 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/73fe980b-11d8-4bdf-9f05-73ee7cf6cd6f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Revelation 1:8 <BR> "I am the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End," says the Lord... <BR> <BR> The doctor has just told you that you have an incurable disease. The X-rays and blood ... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:51:49 EST His Birthday Is My Rest Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155801 <em>236</em> <em>26</em> <em>409</em> <em>236</em> <em>26</em> <em>409</em> <em>236</em> <em>26</em> Tue, 3 May 2016 20:47:52 EST Day eighteen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155800 Just another day of living the dream!! Tue, 3 May 2016 20:46:06 EST Teachers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155799 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1af820b-677f-4f16-88eb-7ae57073c37f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Everyone is a teacher to someone! <BR> <BR> Pray for Peace. <em>459</em> Tue, 3 May 2016 20:45:38 EST Meanderings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155798 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dc049029-704a-4c0b-8235-9c19b3dc481c.jpg"> Gelato!i'm actually just trying to figure out this app! Tue, 3 May 2016 20:44:17 EST I just don't know http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155797 I'm not in the best of spirits at the moment. I feel stressed, ashamed, etc.. yes I have been away. but not so much away...but trying to run away with no where to run. Yet, there is a part of me trying to push on. So much change is coming. I'm not sure if I am ready for it. Even if I reme... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:43:24 EST Small Successes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155796 Talked to my mother last night and she kept bragging about how well my niece is doing on weight watchers. My niece told her she had lost some weight and walked 14000 steps. All could think about is that I walked over 16000 and Spark People doesn't cost anything but i a genuinely happy for my niec... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:39:48 EST Somewhat a rest day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155795 Today i failed a bit. I made funnel cakes for breakfast for my daughter and I. For dinner I'm having a Walmart salad (with a little bit of cheese). I didn't workout today cuz my body was just exhausted so I napped. I was so tired that I was slurring my words. Tomorrow and Thursday I'm off so I ca... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:39:34 EST I need some help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155794 I know not doing to much of exercise today is not bad since I got a new job today. But it feels like I fell off really bad. I need help on meal preping please? Plus I need assistance on putting in the work. Thanks in advance. Tue, 3 May 2016 20:38:55 EST Beyond Not Happy With Myself, but Not Giving Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155793 So since I last posted in April I did loose some weight, but I gained back some. I had a bad week last week. I'm not too worried about the pounds. I know that I did bad. I'm not making excuses. I'm changing things again for the rest of the week. I'll weigh in on Friday. <BR> <BR> I'll star... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:38:26 EST Day 284 - Polls http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155791 I was working the polls all day today. It was very slow so I got up and walked as much as possible. I ate all healthy things but I snacked a lot today. Still in my calorie count for the day but feeling kinda sluggish tonight. I need more sleep, I have been going to bed too late at night. I'll... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:36:27 EST Down 4 more pounds!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155790 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/57b2e2c9-0240-4440-b989-00aaa42e8ce4.jpg"> <BR> 18 more pounds to be under 200!! I can't belive 26 pounds are gone already!! It feels amazing!! Tue, 3 May 2016 20:36:17 EST Sometime you just have to do it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155789 I was lazy to exercise yesterday but I made myself do it anyway. I did a 25 minute aerobic dance workout with a further 20 minutes of stretching! It felt wonderful when I was done! I even sweated! <BR> <BR> I have to remember this feeling the next time I feel lazy to exercise! We had a good disc... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:36:14 EST Hair color http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155788 Workout is done! Barry's upper focus and advanced abs. That was hard. My "flabs" are weak so I was grunting and between reps I would grunt "why am i doing this so hard what is wrong with me oh no" lol But I did it, maybe not as fast as the folks on the video but I did it Edit haha I called this ... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:35:28 EST Endurance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155787 Why is the last 15 mins of the workout your wanting to stop but I tell myself you got this keep it going. Day five workout everyday for an hour. Made healthy dinner from my spark recipe love that App I downloaded. Tue, 3 May 2016 20:32:34 EST Day 27- Running errands and stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155786 I got up before my alarm... without Cooper's assistance... this morning, did my yoga, made ,y coffee, drove to my parents' house, drank my coffee, walked the dog and set off to run a month's worth of errands. First stop was the Credit Union. Got the transfers and withdrawals taken care of, then... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:30:25 EST Running to win http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155785 The hands of Zerubabbel has laid the foundation and his hands will finish it. Tue, 3 May 2016 20:26:57 EST Spark People 2 week celebration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155784 Well....I have lasted two full weeks being very dedicated and counted every gram and ounce of food that entered into my body. No out of house meals to help me be good. My exercise progam still needs some work. So, for my 7 lb loss, I purchased a Gold's Gym upper and lower body cycle. Starting... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:22:18 EST ~May goals~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155783 Ten health goals to accomplish this month: <BR> <BR> 1. Go to the YMCA for swimming at least 3 times a week <BR> <BR> 2. Track my Food and exercise <BR> <BR> 3. Log into spark everyday and keep in contact with friends! <BR> <BR> 4. Read and Journal <BR> <BR> 5. Stay off the scale!!!!!!!!!!! ... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:21:40 EST My dinner today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155782 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5f8e05c4-c3eb-479d-9960-c5a4e394d047.jpg"> I took a pic of my dinner today as proof that I didn't cheat. Lol don't know exactly how healthy it is with the egg and that much cheese but its better than the hot dog I was tempted to eat today. Lol oh a... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:16:17 EST Ha, ha, ha, you and me, Little brown jug, don't I love thee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155781 Ha, ha, ha, you and me, Little brown jug, "I don't" love thee! <BR> <BR> "Little Brown Jug" was an old song about drinking. I am talking about the jug I had to put my urine in. My Mom used to sing the chorus of Little Brown Jug as she did her chores. She would go into a sing-song mode as she... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:11:37 EST Six Week Crossfit Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155780 The Six Week Cross Fit Challenge was kind of sabotaged by my kidney issues in the beginning. But, I feel like the real reason that this Challenge was not a success at all is that it was only three times a week for one hour a day; which was many times really only a warm up, stretching, and a fift... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:11:25 EST Summer Strong • Day 19/56 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155779 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/96335f0d-22b6-4f18-8261-5d8a4c69639e.jpg"> Summer Strong •Day 19/56: Total Body Chisel (05/02/16) #wow #tired #squatsgalore #lungesgalore Tue, 3 May 2016 20:08:49 EST Spark Motivational Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155778 I really like this. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/08270deb-a078-4977-aad2-2cfe4273fe2d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Action is the only way anything ever gets done. Sitting around and waiting for life to happen to you will only guarantee one thing: that you’re not going to end up wit... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:06:58 EST How true! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155777 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a2a535fa-4284-4b04-98ab-2b24db22b675.jpg"> <BR> True but cute Tue, 3 May 2016 20:06:39 EST Pride! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155776 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/10dbb9a0-afb9-4230-9640-84f9ed54091b.jpg"> <BR> So my weight loss buddies and I ran a 5K today, in 85 degree heat, after teaching all day, and it was our best time ever. We left sweaty, hot and sore but filled with pride. Gotta keep it keeping on... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:05:42 EST Words of them day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155775 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b7f07505-cdf3-4aeb-9b96-d84b9cb32e58.jpg"> <BR> Motivational speaking.... anyone agree? Tue, 3 May 2016 20:04:59 EST Sitting here waiting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155774 I've had a busy day packing sorting and cleaning the garage. One thing I know I sure have been collecting more than I have been enjoying living life. You can see a pattern of 30 years of finding comfort in fabric and crafts to pass the time by while hubby was serving his country. While getting... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:03:56 EST Maybe this time will be different. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155773 Always excuses for being overweight. Always excuses why I can't lose weight. Real reason is I can't fail in losing the weight if I don't try! I don't want to fail at losing weight. I love food just the wrong food. You know the food that contains that dreaded S word. That's right SUGAR there I sa... Tue, 3 May 2016 20:00:35 EST Pink Oster Blender http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155772 I returned the Farberware blender yesterday. I have been without a blender for so long I was willing to accept it, and then I was like, what was I thinking?! I guess I needed to sleep on it. And today, I ordered online the Oster Blend-N-Go My Blender in pink from Walmart (In store, they only o... Tue, 3 May 2016 19:59:49 EST D - I - E - T http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155771 D - I - E - T It's a 4-letter word. <BR> <BR> It can stand for "Did I Eat That?" <BR> <BR> Most people think of a "diet" as a temporary thing that will come to an end at some point. When that end arrives, the person following the "diet" usually returns to former (unhealthy) eating habits. D... Tue, 3 May 2016 19:57:30 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155770 Doing ok, but just wish I was not so hungry. I was wondering if anyone has any ideas or suggestions? Tue, 3 May 2016 19:55:19 EST Whole30 and Piyo...Day 63 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155769 Monday was an okay day. It's been stressful at work because there has been so much going on but I am managing to get through it. <BR> <BR> Noticed today that one of the fur babies has a large mass in his abdomen. It doesn't seem to hurt but I know it was not there last night. I made an appointm... Tue, 3 May 2016 19:55:05 EST A Weekend I'll Never Forget! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155768 https://youtu.be/uB54ZfxPvMI <BR> ^The clickable link didn't work but copying and pasting this one seems to work! <BR> <BR> Those are two of my favorite videos of the night! They aren't as clear uploaded as they are on my computer but what can you do?! PS. If you are bothered by drinking/alcohol... Tue, 3 May 2016 19:50:34 EST Water - challenging myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155767 So far my "drink a bottle of water every hour during my work day" self challenge is going well. Extra trips to the fridge from my desk adds up more steps too. Tue, 3 May 2016 19:49:26 EST Made all my goals today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155766 Even water and walking. Tue, 3 May 2016 19:44:36 EST 🌞🌞🌞🌞 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155765 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7e6724af-e3a1-497c-b964-d27a1fbf15a2.jpg"> <BR> Days not done yet but my feet hurt like hell lol Tue, 3 May 2016 19:43:04 EST Terrific Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155764 Today I awoke with sunshine and it felt so awesome. <BR> We have seen the sun on and off today and the temperature has remained moderate at56F with low wind. <BR> <BR> I worked with hubby in the kitchen today prepping for the painting. Patching spots and sanding, cleaning dist from places we had... Tue, 3 May 2016 19:34:34 EST Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155763 I'm just so irritated today. Nothing is going right. I'm eating taco bell for dinner because none of the dishes are clean to make dinner. My fiance isn't helping really. I'm behind on dishes on laundry on cleaning my house I want a giant burger with cheese and fries. I'm so tired. Tue, 3 May 2016 19:30:02 EST Work Frustration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155762 I pretty much have my dream job... so I am not truly complaining...okay, I am. My work situation is perfect. I work part time, can have as much time off as wanted, and I work at a place I believe in and support. But I guess that is where I get in trouble. <BR> <BR> I have a lot of passion tow... Tue, 3 May 2016 19:27:07 EST 5/3/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155761 Today was a ho-hum day. Nothing spectacular and I really didn't do much. I had such a headache when I went to bed, which I went to bed early, so naturally I got up early. To the tune of 5:30 a.m. The morning was gray and gloomy but not raining. This afternoon the sun came our but temps are ... Tue, 3 May 2016 19:25:31 EST Just go with it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155760 I am taking each day as it comes... Nothing will keep me down. I am on a good path right now and I am plan on keep on keeping. I am going to see 200 by my son's 4th birthday! Just believe in yourself. That is all that matters! Tue, 3 May 2016 19:24:24 EST Happy and Fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155759 " If you want to be happy, be. " Leo Tolstoy <BR> <BR> Do you feel the need to eat more because you exercised. Well you don't. Just don't call it exercise call it fun, It's been proven that you'll eat less. <BR> <BR> Just another of the many things that make me happy , I don't exercise anymor... Tue, 3 May 2016 19:24:20 EST Cinco de Mayo and other bad ideas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155758 I hosted my yearly Cinco de Mayo happy hour this past weekend and I will just say, I'm glad that's over for the year. Now, I could have gone light and healthy but sometimes I have to live up to expectations. I won't go into all the really ".bad" food, just let your imagination run away with you, ... Tue, 3 May 2016 19:24:08 EST Transforming You. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155757 As you already know by now, a subject that I bring up very often is about "DE-CLUTTERING!" My wonderful friend, CarbMonster11 commented on my blog yesterday and she hit the nail on the head. I would like to share a marvelous bit of what she wrote. <BR> <BR> "I think the obsession with acquiring ... Tue, 3 May 2016 19:23:46 EST 85 pound journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155756 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/36d23eb4-ad88-472f-9651-bf5f9eb4877c.jpg"> <BR> I lost the first 25 lbs dieting while building a kayak. It's a Chesapeake 18. I used it as something to do besides eating. Now I use it to go kayaking instead of eating. I still have 40 lbs to lose... Tue, 3 May 2016 19:22:20 EST Hard Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155755 Today was a hard day. I passed by chocolate chip muffins in the break room and I wanted one so much. I left the food reception part of an event because I wanted the fried chicken. It took all my will power not to stop for Mexican on my way home where I would have gorged on chips...I can't do "mod... Tue, 3 May 2016 19:22:04 EST Day 2. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155754 Got up 15 mins earlier and did more than stretches. I jogged! Yay me! I also ate one serving during my lunch with yogurt & lots of fruits as snacks. I feel so much better than yesterday. Will do a few more exercises tonight. Tue, 3 May 2016 19:19:42 EST Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155753 Today I ate Chinese food. I logged it anyway. My biggest fear is when I give in once it is easier the next time. I'm hoping I can keep going. I really want this to work this time! One day at a time Tue, 3 May 2016 19:18:43 EST Three weeks, many more to go. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155752 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/95ff3c60-4be3-4414-aff1-56c446e44f73.jpg"> <BR> Alright, I'm new to this blog/social thing with my fitness challenges, and not sure if anyone will see it or not. I guess if anything this will be something for me to look back on. Usually when I tack... Tue, 3 May 2016 19:14:36 EST Sunny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155751 Beautiful summery day today. Tue, 3 May 2016 19:13:43 EST Biggest Loser Summer Challenge!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155750 If you're looking for a challenge and ready to make a commitment....I have the challenge for you! <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is the name. It's a 10 week commitment. We have several little teams (less than 15) that compete with each other. Main requirement is to weigh in each week. If you know for ... Tue, 3 May 2016 19:11:29 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155749 Done with today. Cold, grey and rainy. Stuck in the house with the girls. Have a great day! Tue, 3 May 2016 19:11:09 EST In-tuned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155748 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6f979d76-7e0e-4937-a379-627f01dfd564.jpg"> <BR> Got my 8000 plus 🚶 in to-day. 🔥 516 calories. How did u do? Tue, 3 May 2016 19:06:45 EST Weight Loss Pledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155747 Today I've decided to lose weight not tomorrow or next week, but today. Moreover I have decided to lose weight for me and not anyone else. I am losing weight because I'm no longer satisfied with how I look in the mirror or how hard I breathe after a short jog or how tired I always seem to be. I'm... Tue, 3 May 2016 19:04:18 EST Well how did day 2 go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155746 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e2a9b6d4-f170-4e83-853a-8c83a4b83b70.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, here's what I am going to say. I did fall off, but got right back on the wagon again. That I feel is a success. Usually when I fall off, I just pig out and let it go, today was different! ... Tue, 3 May 2016 19:03:17 EST HELP! I can't find my feet or waist! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155744 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19bdc4f4-9c6f-47a3-b385-13b99057d722.jpg"> <BR> So my friend just asked me to be the maid of honor in her wedding and I am freaking out because she recently lost all her weight she's like a size 2 now and I gained weight. I really don't want to be ... Tue, 3 May 2016 19:02:05 EST Melting snow - 5-3-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155743 John F. Russell got a shot of the (still) snow-covered ski mountain and its reflection in a pond of newly melted snow. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d6156ab5-6e14-495e-bba6-c6794ec08033.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I actually called a friend and went for an afternoon walk on the... Tue, 3 May 2016 18:59:54 EST Allergic reaction update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155742 I thought my doctor was over reacting. I didn't think it would hurt to work out. In fact, I was going to do a few minutes on the bike. UNTIL I carried the groceries up the stairs. I felt like I had run 5 miles. OK...I guess the doctor is right. I will follow orders. But I must say that I am go... Tue, 3 May 2016 18:59:21 EST Does anyone else have a problem with their iPhone Spark app today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155741 I love my Spark app and can record everything quickly on it. But today, it just will not open. All my other apps open, so it's not my wifi. <BR> <BR> I'm wondering if it's a glitch in the app for everyone, or if I should uninstall my app and re-install it. Anyone have a clue? Tue, 3 May 2016 18:58:25 EST May 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155740 So I forgot to blog yesterday oops. I worked out for a hour and a half at the gym. I want to get it up to two hours each time. In the last 7 days I drank all my water and more most days 10 or 12 glass and no Pepsi. Never went over my calories all week and I lost over 4lbs but not quite five. But ... Tue, 3 May 2016 18:58:19 EST Day 169 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155739 Thankful for a lot of sunshine in my day today. Thankful for the songs of the birds this morning. Thankful for a good day at work. Thankful for a good breakfast, a good lunch and a good dinner, even though it wasn't good for me. Thankful for the roast in my fridge for dinner tomorrow. Thankf... Tue, 3 May 2016 18:52:35 EST Mother-Daughter Vacation Clingmans Dome - Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155738 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7bf0fe3a-aaef-41f4-9689-0673b8b7c916.JPG"> <BR> Before we left on Wednesday, Daughter made yummy mushroom and cheese omelets. She and her husband have stayed in this type of accommodation before and she has a rough meal plan she follows. For me, ... Tue, 3 May 2016 18:52:10 EST SPOILER...Faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155737 Richard G. Scott <BR> When faith is properly understood and used, it has dramatically farreaching effects. Such faith can transform an individual’s life from maudlin, common everyday activities to a symphony of joy and happiness. Tue, 3 May 2016 18:48:27 EST Strength training kicked my butt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155735 I had my strength training session w/ my trainer. I must preface with the fact that Sunday and Monday this week I felt yucky and did not get much movement in. Today I felt better, thankfully. Anyhow, I am feeling beat now after the workout. I'm going to be getting some biking in as I'm supposed t... Tue, 3 May 2016 18:41:37 EST Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155734 It is said that the journey of 1000 miles starts with one step ... well I'm pushing myself really hard I've only lost 11 pounds in 3 weeks .. I'll admit I've been staying under the allotted calories and busting my butt on the cardio but tonight i feel like just giving up. I won't lie... I'm hung... Tue, 3 May 2016 18:37:58 EST And theThirty Fifth Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155733 Today on CNN news there was an article on how the Biggest Loser's had gained the weight that they had lost and some more than that. <BR> <BR> They wrote about how our metabolism slows down after we lose weight. That our metabolism is lower than a person of the same weight that hadn't dieted. <B... Tue, 3 May 2016 18:33:33 EST Sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155732 So I have been down for two days. I feel bad for not logging in for awhile. Major sinus infection leading to a major sore throat. But on the flip side having been eating very light due to my throat and down 2 lbs. Hopefully get back on track tomorrow. Tue, 3 May 2016 18:30:28 EST A day in May... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155731 Moving right along with spring and all the pollen. I return to work without too much stress..I must say this medication keeps me calm and focused. I know what I need to do to accomplish what I want in this life. All the lying around in bed and pulling the covers over my shoulder and moaning an... Tue, 3 May 2016 18:27:23 EST Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155730 So I haven't lost much weight, not even a pound, but I already look better. My legs feel and looks a tab bit slimmer, just like my tummy. Is this normal? Though I haven't lost any weight, I look better. Tue, 3 May 2016 18:26:17 EST Tuesdays... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155729 For some reason Mondays seem to carry on into Tuesdays lately. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Just kidding. It really wasn't a bad day, except for a raging headache. 6 glasses of water down so far. I find that making sure I'm hydrated helps with a headache anytime I get one. I just bought some gene... Tue, 3 May 2016 18:25:46 EST Mind over body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155728 Mindfulness- based stress reduction. 4 hours a week, my yoga instructor led me and other yogi in a stress reduction techniques like yoga and meditation. The key goal is to help me and other yogi to be back pain free. Tue, 3 May 2016 18:21:29 EST Starting to Pay Attention http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155727 This year has started out throwing me on quite a journey. But through all of it - loss of job, new business venture, ended a relationship, continued personal growth... I'm discovering a world of transformation. <BR> <BR> Decided to take a break from writing for a bit and took the pup for a quick... Tue, 3 May 2016 18:16:05 EST Checking weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155726 It's not easy checking your weight everyday and not seeing a change. But remember it took time to gain it will take to lose it. You can do it! Tue, 3 May 2016 18:15:08 EST Not The Day I Had Planned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155725 When I woke up this morning, I felt a bit tired, but I didn't think much of it because I had had a very busy day with my Mom yesterday. I did a few things around the house, some laundry, and dusting, etc. and then got ready to go to the Hairdresser who cuts my hair. My appointment was at 11:30 ... Tue, 3 May 2016 18:11:51 EST Hi.. it's me again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155724 Hey to anyone who reads my blog.. it's a mishmash of all kinds of thoughts and hopes. I will try to keep it honest and open.. and I may skip a day or three, but I'm human so sometimes life takes over. :D <BR> <BR> Why am I doing this you may ask. Well I'm a type one diabetic who is sick and tire... Tue, 3 May 2016 18:09:20 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155723 Well, no change in weight in three days, I thought I'd at least lose a pound. I will go back to only weighing myself every week. At least I didn't gain! Tue, 3 May 2016 18:06:42 EST Enjoy Everyday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155722 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0e9d5ccb-8b1e-408f-9f16-41f8d4663b35.jpg"> <BR> <BR> God bless & have a wonderful day! <BR> <BR> Love, <BR> <BR> Dee Tue, 3 May 2016 18:05:31 EST cool mornings and busy week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155721 Rains ended and was happy that we could eat out under the gazebo on Sunday. The youngest son and family visited our church and then came out and ate lunch with us. I fixed spaghetti and a big salad. I just ate salad and salmon since I'm still on the 21 day reset diet and no red meats are allowed.... Tue, 3 May 2016 18:00:48 EST Out with the old..in with the new http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155720 Well, today I am a few pounds lighter---not weight wise...but clothes wise. I don't know about any of you, but I tend to hold on to certain clothes in my wardrobe for the day when "I lost all the extra weight" that seems to have found its way onto my hips, thighs, and stomach..you know, my "dream... Tue, 3 May 2016 17:56:51 EST Daily eats http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155719 5/3/16 peanut butter sandwich 280 <BR> popcorn 150 <BR> ensure 250 <BR> orange 35 <BR> cheese 100 <BR> Total 815 Tue, 3 May 2016 17:55:51 EST The follow-up: lots more NSV at goal weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155718 Thank you so much to everyone for voting my previous entry ("Swimming in my Skinny Pants") featured blog post and the well-wishes! I tried to friend everyone who commented but I got overwhelmed after a while. <BR> <BR> Sunday was my birthday. I overindulged for the first time in months on white... Tue, 3 May 2016 17:46:14 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155717 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a91bca03-decc-4780-9ec7-42557020f232.jpg"> <BR> I must say, I see major improvements in today's eating. Had a hunger pan, and instead of reaching for an ice cream sandwich, I grabbed a tangerine and some water. Tried a new drink.... Tue, 3 May 2016 17:38:11 EST Tuesday - This is your journey...own it! 05/03/2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155716 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6ad33055-f9d0-4ad1-8492-226b359ec634.jpg"> Tue, 3 May 2016 17:31:20 EST Don't update your SparkPeople app on your phone yet. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155715 Today I had a notice on ITunes that there was an update for the SparkPeople app on my I phone. I updated it and guess what ......now I can't open it. There were at least 13 other Sparkers that did the same thing with the same result. So caution, my advice is to wait to update until they get it fi... Tue, 3 May 2016 17:29:02 EST Positive Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155714 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7699170a-5688-4bb8-9f34-e2fbc58d02b3.jpg"> <BR> You become what you believe so be gentle to yourself, you are enough!🙇 Tue, 3 May 2016 17:28:57 EST Happy Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155713 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c9514cb8-3fd2-48b3-8ed7-a458a9d90b62.jpg"> <BR> Today's lunch: 260 cals and delicious! Tue, 3 May 2016 17:26:31 EST After Senior College -NATURE CAME TO OUR BACK YARd, I fed the Mallards. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155712 Yesterday we did have a great deal of heavy rain. We sure did this morning it was 50 degrees and a cold breeze. <BR> DH and I went to Senior college to hear about LAOS from PAT JONES. She went to LAOS and she showed us the highlights of her trip she has retired and now in the WORLD HERITAGE CEN... Tue, 3 May 2016 17:26:29 EST Happiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155711 Hope everyone is doing well on their journies! Tue, 3 May 2016 17:25:24 EST "Just Keep Swimming" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155710 "One of the most important keys to success is having the discipline to do what you should do even when you don't feel like doing it." The alarm went off at 730 again this morning and as usual I hit the snooze button and kept telling myself I'd be rested when it went back off at 8... that didn't ... Tue, 3 May 2016 17:24:50 EST Mother's day is coming, is anyone else stressed or is it just me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155709 I was hoping to start a conversation today about Mother's day, just a conversation between friends. I'm really just curious, we all either have or had a mother, know a mother or are a mother. But really what does Mother's Day mean to you? <BR> <BR> I am curious to know if anyone else feels... Tue, 3 May 2016 17:23:25 EST Rested almost all day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155708 I rested a lot today and had a nice roasted chicken for dinner with collard greens, fruit salad and half a cup of lentil soup. Tue, 3 May 2016 17:17:44 EST Finally Working! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155707 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f07eeca1-be08-45b6-98b3-7754706c5b3a.jpg"> I finally got the app working again on my phone! Praise the Lord!! My sleeve surgery date will be here in no time. It is scheduled at 1 pm on 5/23/16. God has allowed me to loose 50 pounds since 12/7/15!! ... Tue, 3 May 2016 17:16:30 EST Smile For Today...WED. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155706 Speak Now or Hold Your Peace <BR> <BR> At a wedding ceremony, the pastor asked if anyone had anything to say concerning the union of the bride and groom. Everything quickly turned to chaos when a woman carrying a child started walking towards the front. <BR> <BR> Everybody was surprised, shoc... Tue, 3 May 2016 17:14:39 EST Haven't worn these in 2 years. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155705 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23571ebe-df93-4d31-bf9b-f338531c67f3.jpg"> <BR> These are fleece lined size 16 pants. I wore them once. I will be wearing them this weekend! Tue, 3 May 2016 17:14:19 EST Dieting Log http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155704 Since 4/18 have gained 3.8 lbs., a depressing start; have no control. Tue, 3 May 2016 17:13:57 EST Another reason to make healthy choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155702 I have been trying to focus more on eating and making healthy choices lately, since that seems to be where I am struggling more. <BR> <BR> I think the key for me is to not bring ANY junk food into my house. A while back, I read something that said that, even if you allow yourself a cheat day, y... Tue, 3 May 2016 17:02:04 EST First class today - OH MY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155701 Today was my first day as the instructor for a beginning Tai Chi class. It was different; it was a tad bit uncomfortable. I discovered that "day 1" is different from substitute teaching a class that is already well into the tai chi set. A-B-C...1-2-3. <BR> <BR> The Instructor's Handbook had s... Tue, 3 May 2016 17:00:19 EST 12 week challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155700 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1535180e-9a33-43db-8005-65aab570389f.jpg"> <BR> 12 week challenge Tue, 3 May 2016 16:55:50 EST Tuesday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155699 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5f152d85-2cb7-4a7a-8089-12a829d13ca4.jpg"> <BR> 🔩 Tue, 3 May 2016 16:54:22 EST Calorie goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155698 I have yet to stay in track with my calories. I'm hoping today is the day!! Wish me luck! Tue, 3 May 2016 16:44:09 EST grocery shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155697 I think I am going to the grocery store more often than before. I am constantly out of avocados and salad. I used to stock up on sugar, flour, and dr. pepper. Now, a variety of lettuce, veggies, wild rice, and fish. The thing is - I don't miss any of it. I tried to splurge and have a diet co... Tue, 3 May 2016 16:40:45 EST Day 85: FlyLady / FlyBaby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155696 I spent my coffee / news / laptop time re-visiting FlyLady and plowing thru the FlyLady 31 Day jumpstart. A nice refresher is you've strayed (as have I) and want to jump back in quickly. <BR> <link>www.flylady.net/ </link> <BR> <BR> I particularly like the Body Clutter Investigator which so... Tue, 3 May 2016 16:39:05 EST A commitment to fitness ~ Day 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155695 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cc39fac5-a62b-48b3-9b5c-ef0c268039e1.jpg"> <BR> Back to it today. Feeling better, just a bit snuffly. 10 minutes on the exercise bike after a long meeting at work. 😊 Happy to put a not so great weekend behind me and keep going. I will NOT give u... Tue, 3 May 2016 16:38:37 EST Cats ;-) 5/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155694 This cat wants OUT!!!! <BR> <link>www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-232<BR>3986/Witty-kitty-Intrepid-cat-easily-o<BR>pens-FIVE-doors-outside.html </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/86df463d-bf7f-4a5f-9e96-b6bd400457a4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaw... Tue, 3 May 2016 16:31:31 EST Well....whatever http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155693 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8419fc47-dea7-4004-9a5d-1bede4e260c5.jpg"> I am just gonna stop obsessing it is not helping me at all. Just do what I gotta do, stay active and things will fall into place, right? :-\ well it better I'm up to 289.9lbs....whatever! I'm doing good bu... Tue, 3 May 2016 16:29:06 EST Tuesday, 5/3/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155692 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/728d4196-ec6b-43ba-9308-a611a5bad89a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> And that about sums it up for today. Sick. Bored. Not feeling a whole lot different from yesterday other than needing an expectorant to keep the cough loosened up. I was able to finish... Tue, 3 May 2016 16:24:50 EST A year to 401 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155691 A 401K? No. 401 pounds? No. Four hundred and one (sounds a little like a dalmatian movie) times in a row logging in to Spark People. I was patting myself on the back, having reached the one-year mark, but this morning I opened my emails to find I had a trophy for spinning that fickle wheel 400... Tue, 3 May 2016 16:23:57 EST Corsica? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155690 Well I finished my virtual walk of the Florida Keys trail while I was off on vacation in Minnesota. I was pleased that I managed to hit all my step goals even with some long drive days. I was grateful that the person with me also has a step goal, so we tried to keep each other on track and snuc... Tue, 3 May 2016 16:21:40 EST Stuff:-/ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155689 I talked to my mother today, she's got herself worked into a tizzy again. And she's actually sick. I think she's afraid of being alone, this sick, and dying alone. I think she's beginning to realize she's alienated the few people she has left. <BR> <BR> I don't really know what to do for her. I'... Tue, 3 May 2016 16:21:40 EST 5/3/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155688 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e901b8a5-973b-4f03-87eb-03ff4d3c7a00.jpg"> <BR> Good hike. About 5 miles and seemingly no ticks. Tue, 3 May 2016 16:20:28 EST Feeling Overwhelmed Already http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155687 Trying to enter my meals and exercise from yesterday. I entered my meals and when I went to the bottom to see my total numbers it only said 320 calories eaten. I scrolled back up and most of it was gone. <BR> I also have a Fitbit one and it is not on the list of devices that are compatible with ... Tue, 3 May 2016 16:15:59 EST Heading Across the Pond! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155686 Just a quick update. My mother-in-law is recovering, slowly, from her pancreatic cancer surgery. They did find cancer in 3 of 9 lymph nodes, so she is facing chemotherapy once she is healed. It's been a very up-and-down ride and I'm sure that will continue. Your prayers and good wishes have b... Tue, 3 May 2016 16:13:41 EST Day 0 - Thinking about things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155684 Well I can't say today is Day1 because besides having signed up here I'm not exactly getting started with anything at the moment, however I am starting to think about things again and trying to get myself back on a more healthy lifestyle which is something I have essentially shrugged off for a wh... Tue, 3 May 2016 16:11:42 EST I'm Going to Regret That http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155683 Today I took a nice long walk at my favorite park in the world...an hour of walking, and about a half hour of sitting near the creek reading. <BR> <BR> My ankle is giving me grief lately, some days bad enough that I can't put any weight on it at all. It's tendinitis and comes from having wrenche... Tue, 3 May 2016 16:04:14 EST May 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155682 We've just discovered a TV series called 'Bake Off Creme de la Creme' which is absolutely fantastic & luckily we've been able to 'catch up' & watch it from the start. Obviously it's not good for healthy eating but boy does it look good. Meanwhile we're sitting here with a low fat yoghurt & 3 piec... Tue, 3 May 2016 16:02:21 EST So far today.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155681 Today was suppose to be yoga day. The turn of events were just so. Had a job interview then turn around and got hired and then to get myself ready for tomorrow. Now I have to reschedule my workout routine to work with this schedule. I need help please. Tue, 3 May 2016 16:00:12 EST You Can Be Confident About Your Future http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155679 You Can Be Confident About Your Future <BR> BY RICK WARREN — MAY 2, 2016 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bea56d97-93bc-45d4-86e0-99175a1dc82f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Someday your body is going to die, but you aren’t! Your body is going to end, but that’s not going to be the e... Tue, 3 May 2016 15:54:49 EST The Best Is Yet to Come http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155678 I accidentally deleted this one. <BR> <BR> The Best Is Yet to Come <BR> BY RICK WARREN — MAY 1, 2016 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ff43b3a-f2bb-4977-9b6c-39e1df74a54d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When Kind David says, “I will live in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23:6b... Tue, 3 May 2016 15:52:47 EST Where there's a will, there is a way! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155677 Our GolfCar broke down Saturday morning and so far is still broken. <BR> <BR> I came home from my morning walk and heard Ray say, "hey honey!" and I found him hoeing in the garden using the walker! <BR> <BR> Yes, we only have 2 rows that need hoeing this year, but this is still pretty impressiv... Tue, 3 May 2016 15:48:10 EST The Great Good News - Day 356 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155676 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f9b7822a-d178-4a5a-81b6-00ade0cf8527.png"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was super nervous because I had an appointment with my oncologist. It was a follow up consultation to see how my lipoma was behaving. <BR> <BR> The best most fantastic amazing and ... Tue, 3 May 2016 15:47:35 EST Depressed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155675 Depression it me today it happens that way with me, things are going fine and then I lose the will to do anything only feel like I'm not a part of this world. I could do without this when I am getting control of my weight and getting out for walks. <BR> It's going to be hard but I have to keep g... Tue, 3 May 2016 15:46:06 EST The Best Is Yet to Come http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155673 The Best Is Yet to Come <BR> BY RICK WARREN — MAY 1, 2016 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fcd6bea6-0ce3-4a97-b9f7-e762368a97a1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When Kind David says, “I will live in the house of the Lord forever” (Psalm 23:6b NLT, second edition), he’s saying that God ... Tue, 3 May 2016 15:39:41 EST It's just a number but it gets me every time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155672 I belong to a weight group so I officially weigh once a week in the evenings...however, every morning I weigh myself and seeing the scale go up by 2 pounds is very frustrating. I know I should not pay attention to that number but it annoys me that it takes about 2 minutes to gain two pounds and t... Tue, 3 May 2016 15:39:25 EST