SparkPeople Member Blogs These are the most recent public blog entries from SparkPeople Members. SparkPeople Member Blogs "Day -27" "Day -27" <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here I am on day-27 of my 2nd Challenge and I am here because my life depends on it, <BR> so I try to tell myself that I can do this and I will prove to myself that it can be done in,... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:41:57 EST Thursday! Been a cool day with misty rain most of the day. Made it to the grocery store this morning, we stopped at Subway after for some lunch. Went to my 2:15 foot appointment, came home picked up DH and then went to pick up A.J., he'll be staying with us tonight and tomorrow night, mom is in Florida wit... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:38:21 EST Samhain is coming... And trying to convince your extremely religious father to allow a firepit in the backyard is surprisingly difficult.. i got in trouble for having this <BR> <img src=""> <BR> In their home (a cabin).. so I said if they... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:38:16 EST 21 Day Fix Day 11 Wow what a day today was! <BR> Had my alarm set for 4:25 a.m. so I could get up and do my workout before work, out of no where I woke up and looked at my phone and it was 4:21. Might as well get up and get that workout in! <em>41</em> <BR> Today was Pilates Fix. Today was a little harder to ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:38:14 EST Fabulous Thursday! Sometimes my days are that fabulous but I do believe if we think positive, we create titles that are positive then our minds will be in a more happy state. It helps me. <BR> <BR> I was bummed yesterday because of my migraine, I missed work, my workout, ate not so healthy and felt crappy. <BR> ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:36:51 EST ouch Doing good today but just dropped something on my foot. Now it is swelling and purple. Grrrrrrr that will teach me to pay attention. Gardening tomorrow. Picking the rest of the tomatoes and jalapeño peppers and making a hot sauce. ice on the foot is in my future tonight Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:29:25 EST My Next 100 Days - Day 36 Thank you for stopping by. Your encouragement means more than you know. <em>247</em> <BR> I can do this! <em>311</em> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Day 36 - 20 minutes yoga, 30 minutes on the rebounder, 30 minutes ST and... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:25:42 EST The Bump In The Road Is No Longer The Bump In The Road......... Well, hopefully the car replacement for our son who was involved in an accident on October 7 is complete and all is well. <BR> <BR> My husband and oldest son drove down to pick up the car today and my husband drove it home at several different speeds and the vibration is gone. The dealer kept h... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:25:35 EST Thursday!!! <img src=""> <BR> Truth!!!! Hope you had a great day! TTYL Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:23:31 EST Wheat Belly 10 Day Detox – Day One 10/26/16 I decided to de-grain myself to see if that gets my head back into place in regards to weight loss. Pasta, bread, muffins...the root of all evil for me. <em>40</em> Need to eliminate them for now. So I am doing the Wheat Belly 10 Day Detox to get back on track. No grains, single ingredient f... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:14:38 EST I'm confused!!! <img src=""> <BR> This is what my goal says for calories per day yet it shows 1,7?? To 2,0?? Under my food entry's? So should I follow this or the other one ? Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:07:10 EST Busy busy Boy have o had a busy day I am so happy I burned a lot of calories and did eat healthy Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:07:09 EST Goal-Setting I need to sort out my life. I know that I can't meticuliously plan my future, because who know what it will bring. I can't do too much at once, or I will overwhelm myself. So for now it's baby steps. Moving forward, slowly but surely. <BR> <BR> I want to be able to take care of my whole self. I ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:07:08 EST Ready To Try As I'm setting realistic goals, I find myself ready to try new healthier meals. From the latest SparkCoach video, I gained some ideas for incorporating more tuna into my diet. This will really help me boost my protein intake. I've always had problems with eating too little protein. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 20:06:04 EST Love this app Thank you all very much for your support. Weight loss and eating healthy is a hard thing to do. I may have ate a little bit more than I wanted to today but I am definitely a stress eater. I have used other apps before but this one just seems so much easier. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:57:49 EST Timeless Watching TV and wishing I could go back in time too. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:56:37 EST Day 155: Hitting the Reset Button! I'm seeing some red flags in my behavior lately, I've been slacking off on the exercise and going over my calorie range too often. I need to start practicing self-discipline again, but at the same time not put so much pressure on myself. <BR> <BR> I keep losing sight of the reason I started this... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:56:29 EST Bellydance goals Reached my goals today best free practice ever Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:55:39 EST Day 1 Here I am, Day 1. I was at my 5 yr anniversary doctor appt for my diagnoisis of cancer today. If I can get through chemo I can do this. Hailey is doing it with me. <em>345</em> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:54:26 EST Throwback Thursday I am ready to look at ME TV to see the old shows. Happy Days and Mayberry RFD Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:52:16 EST Weight No More: MexiCali Chicken Stew Recipe It seems I always have a story that goes with the foods I cook. This MexiCali Chicken Stew is no exception. <BR> <BR> I created this recipe because of a garden explosion I had the summer of 2015. I had scads of tomatoes, California Wonder red bell peppers, kale, and parsley ripe at the same t... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:47:58 EST Small goals. .. In my journey, I have learned to make small goals.....makes it easier to obtain! ☆ Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:34:54 EST Lunch Today I made a yummy chicken dish today...pounded out chicken breasts (2 of them were huge, so I cut them in half. I seasoned them with S&P and Italian seasoning on both sides, then spread each with a T of organic tomato paste. I sprinkled with more Italian seasoning, sprinkled with some mozzarella a... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:33:41 EST Thursday, 10/27/16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> My sore throat that began last night did continue to develop into a cold. I have officially caught Maegann's bug. Spent today on cold pills, vitamin C, water and sleeping. Oh well.... <... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:31:55 EST Goals! I've never had a bucket list, I'm 34, so I feel like it's time. I want to add things like back packing hikes with hidden beach destinations. Maybe a trip through the red woods, or kayak down a long stretch of river :-) I'll be working on this list for the next couple weeks. :-) Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:28:30 EST A CUT ABOVE Be still & know that I am God. PSALMS 46:10 The word holy means " to separate ". The ancestry of the term can be traced back to an ancient word which means a cut above. to be holy , then is to be a cut above the norm, superior , extraordinary ... The Holy One dwells on a different level from t... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:23:22 EST My Sleep Diary, 10/26 -10/27 This is my 3rd required sleep diary entry for the "Better Sleep Challenge". I've fallen so far behind, it's pitiful <em>39</em> I should be in week 3, but have yet to complete week 1. But, I keep trudging along! I do not like to leave things undone! <BR> <BR> Somewhere in these past 2 wee... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:20:43 EST A little bit of jogging Today, I packed my walking clothes to go walking after work. I headed to the local hiking trails and walked, but during the walk I added in some jogging. It felt good. I actually jogged!!! Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:20:35 EST Thursday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This one says it all! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Pray for Peace. <em>459</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:20:30 EST Ready For Halloween! <img src=""> <BR> Pippa is a going to be bumblebee for Halloween...she does not want to wear the hood! She started trick or treating early and went next door to get a biscuit. So she doesn't think this is nearly as hu... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:18:20 EST Catching up Is what I've been doing on my classwork. I got everything done for the accounting 2 project, got it turned in on time and managed to pull an 86 on it! WOOHOOO!!! I got my supply chain chapter questions finished and turned in on time (even with a migraine!) and also got my lean manufacturing artic... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:11:47 EST LOVE <img src=""> <BR> Love the one you're with and be with the one you love. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 19:05:37 EST Dinner Chicken breast baked in ff ranch dressing and steamed veggies. Yummy. I'm full! Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:58:17 EST More phone time... ack! I had to call my insurance company today to see how many more PT sessions are covered in this fiscal year (no problem, I am nowhere near my limit), and I ended up calling my neurologist's office, because I got a bill in the mail that I shouldn't have received. So, I had to call their billing off... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:58:10 EST Love You I love you. You are the most important person of my whole life. We went through so much together. We began our lives in a difficult environment. Our family had its problems but it did not stop us from thriving. But not at first, no, at first we did not thrive, we just survived. It was not always ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:53:35 EST The journey It has been such a long journey since I started on July 1. I have lost 40 pounds and have 12 to go. I am happy where I am, but I am fearful about long-term maintenance. I have had off days, but I didn't let my failure derail me and push me off my diet. I continued on. Every day is/was a new day w... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:46:24 EST Trying😁 Good luck with the exercise today everyone! Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:45:49 EST Mirrors The tricky thing about mirrors is that they never lie. You may convince yourself that you look one way, but step in front of a mirror and it'll tell you unapologetically if you're wrong. Some people swear off mirrors for this reason and make the decision to live as though they are exactly who the... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:44:50 EST no stevia Well, best of intentions to start exercising, but instead I am stopping using stevia. I read a couple of articles that suggested that may be my problem. <BR> <BR> The only problem now, is that means nothing sweet and I am going nuttso. I am hoping it will just be a day or two of withdrawal, but... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:34:43 EST New dinner ideas this week I like to try new recipes for dinner - hubby likes the same old stuff. I just wanted to keep a record of what I fixed this week to look back on. Hubby liked the meals and doctor told him to only have red meat twice a week. <BR> <BR> Sunday - grilled pork chops <BR> Monday - cheeseburger sal... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:27:49 EST Just starting! I am new to this whole thing and just seeing how things work. I have spent lots of time on this site today and found many new fun things to do. I was really excited to find a quilting team here. I read an excellent article with exercise tips. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:17:49 EST October Question #27 Do you read labels when you go grocery shopping? Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:12:49 EST Bittersweet I just got a call from one of my little sisters. She told me she's pregnant again. Her firstborn was born less than a year ago. As much as I'm happy for her, I am frustrated. My husband said we can start trying in December, but I know he's not excited about it. He doesn't even want to talk about ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:07:11 EST I Can Do It! On 10/1, I fell and hurt myself enough to warrant a trip to the ER. They looked at me (no x-rays or anything), told me that I had just pulled muscles and bruised myself, then sent me home with pain meds and a muscle relaxer. Thing got worse. I've gone to urgent care (they seem to care mor... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:04:28 EST Thursday and 3 days to go Today I was rota'd in for the Simulator ride with Jess. However, Jess left yesterday because she is pregnant. 10 weeks pregnant, with no issues but feels that sitting on her bum and working is too much of a risk to the baby. Heigh ho. <BR> Not too bad, they gave me Kyle to work with, who is eye c... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:01:32 EST Life Hasn't Slowed Down Yet Well, I discovered my boyfriend was a complete snake, so he's history and I'm back with an old flame who knows me really and appreciates me for who I am not to mention is someone who I have real and genuine passion with. He told me, "You know we aren't getting married." I told him, "You always sa... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 18:00:17 EST Dawg Days, small steps edition You know what they say: if you can't run with the big dogs, you gotta stay on the porch. Well, the NJ Triathlon is running with the big dogs. I don't expect to do anything more than land somewhere in the middle of my age group, but I want to at least make an effort to do my absolute best. So... <... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:52:47 EST I am ready to eat the arse out of a horse... I'm bloody starving. Seriously, I am. Nothing I eat is keeping me satisfied. I want to feel full and happy and good, but instead I feel like unsatisfied. My stomach is growling, and I am a total grump. Three months of this crap. *Sighs* I need some real food... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:40:53 EST Taking Vernita to the Doctor for Radiation Yesterday Du drove a lovely older lady, Vernita to her radiation treatment as part of his volunteering with the ACS's Road to Recovery program. What a delight she was. I rode along, sitting in the back. Vernita is the grandmother of the wife of one of Du's co-workers. Her granddaughter's husband ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:40:33 EST Beauty and the Bulge - Hang Tough Guys, I was SOOOO close to cracking both last night and today at lunch. <BR> <BR> I got home from work last night and started to prep some things for dinner. Hubby then tells me he's working late, so my dinner options open up. We have a small grill and we were going to grill burgers. I'm 100% c... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:36:23 EST Apology Earlier today I responded to a chat or blog written by a lady who planned to eat a peanut butter sandwich for dinner while serving her family pork chops. I have a rule that my comments will be positive or I won't post at all, and on reflection I think my observation was not supportive. Now I ca... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:32:52 EST Day 4: Sharing My Weight Loss Goals With Others Today, I weighed in 2lbs less than when I started on Day 1. Seeing that number... I kind of stared at it for a while just to make sure it wasn't just my imagination. Afterwards, I got ready for work and shared with my grandmother about my goal. She was surprised. I was too. I mean, we live toget... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:32:31 EST Snow in Mid MIchigan As soon as I left Sparks yesterday, I looked out and saw big, fluffy snowflakes descending! <BR> It stuck to the ground until it began raining this morning. Joy. <BR> <BR> I had a very easy day at work today, but hustled to get the stack of bills paid when I got home. When did the bills sta... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:31:16 EST Day 13 Gratitude Today I'm most grateful for time to work in my garden. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:28:19 EST My non-negotiable ultimatum Bill Phillips has said that change comes with a decision. A decision to change. A conscious choice. "Mindfulness" as Nancy calls it. A deliberate act. Nothing really works unless you have a plan. I would not need to shed bodyfat if I had been following a plan. This is something that has to be do... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:21:49 EST Do You WANT To Get Well? In the early months of 2008 I found myself struggling to stay on my weight loss plan in spite of being extra motivated (my doc had told me in Dec. of 2007 that I was pre-diabetic and needed to lose weight to avoid diabetes). One day I was thinking about the Biblical story in John 5 of the man by... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:18:57 EST Well waddya know... My father used to say that. ♡ So woke up this morning determined to be more optimistic...about everything. There is nothing in my life right now that is yucky soooo... Anyway, I woke up and it was indeed a new day. And I aced my workout and my intake and its amazing how peaceful you can fe... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:18:02 EST Spark Message for the Day <img src=""> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:15:40 EST I think it is about time that I get off my BUTT and STOP PROCRASTINATING I think that it is about time that I get off my BUTT and STOP PROCRASTINATING. I used to not know what procrastinating is, but looking it up in the dictionary gave me clarity. So the meaning of PROCRASTINATION: is the avoidance of doing a task that needs to be accomplished. It is the practice... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:15:06 EST Today's Chef Meg breakfast Ate breakfast around 10:30. Less than 200 calories. Still full. It's 2:13 pm. I'm a happy camper! <img src=""> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:13:56 EST Attacking weight loss by hitting it softer I have been in the 170's for what seems like 6 months. I just can't sustain a lower weight right now. I went up to 184 recently and it really scared me. The truth is that the previous week I had been working my arse off trying to lose weight. I upped my 40 minute exercise to 2 hours a day. I star... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:09:38 EST Boomerang I am just not feeling it today. Or I am, but I am feeling sick and tired of everything and like I can't turn my brain off. I can't focus on work, I am jittery, and my fuse is ready to light at the briefest flicker. I don't know if this is part of my usual October-January swing, stress, or just me... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:08:55 EST Back at it <img src=""> Well I fell off the radar because I was failing and beating myself up and sabotaging my days. So I decided to just give up all together. BUT I kept getting app updates and I kept thinking about this sup... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:04:42 EST My weight with no shoes. Blood glucose: 142 <BR> <BR> I got on the scale today and I have dropped some pounds. 241 pounds on Tuesday and now I am 234.8 pounds, a loss of 6.2 pounds. <BR> <BR> I know walking is helping. I get IBS from eating Fresh Express Spring mix, but figure if it has gone through my system, I h... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 17:01:12 EST Under the weather I feel like crap. I have a cold and it's really starting to get to me. I haven't been to the gym in a week so I feel like I'm slacking. I promise myself I will take this day...and tomorrow as relax and enjoy the weather and read a book. I'll feel better soon and I'll be back to normal. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:59:06 EST Frustrated I keep falling of the healthy wagon and seeing my weight creep up and my activity decrease. I'm at the heaviest I've ever been, including when I was pregant! By only a pound, but still. I've tried jumping in (and I burn out quickly), doing baby steps and building on that (which works, until life ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:58:27 EST Frustrated I keep falling of the healthy wagon and seeing my weight creep up and my activity decrease. I'm at the heaviest I've ever been, including when I was pregant! By only a pound, but still. I've tried jumping in (and I burn out quickly), doing baby steps and building on that (which works, until life ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:58:23 EST A walk in Washington. <img src=""> <BR> Hi everyone, the rainy season started early here in Washington, but today it stopped and I was able to walk one hour. I have learned; there is no wrong weather, just wrong clothing. ;)Fresh air wakes... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:55:21 EST Doctor Appointment Had a physical and a pap today. It has been almost five years since my last pap and something like two or more years since my last physical. <BR> <BR> For the first time in my life, my cholesterol is normal! (Barely, but I made it.) The doctor also gave me some stretches to do to help my knee pa... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:53:34 EST Blood Pressure????? DH and I are not sure We are getting an accurate reading with the blood pressure machine We got last week. My blood pressure is still very very high. I am going to get My SIL's machine tonight and try it. I want to see if it maybe the machine. It may just very well be all the wonderful stress... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:45:05 EST Day 301: Tuckered Out Man, I'm feeling beat...probably something to do with the fact that I seem to have had so much interrupted sleep lately, and that I had to trek to San Jose to walk precincts on Sunday instead of getting a day off, and did I mention I phone banked last night? <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> <BR... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:38:18 EST Kettlebell Snatch Practice Plus Some Outfits I'm practicing 20 lb kettlebell snatches. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> I got this at Kohl's for $6.80! <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:37:10 EST Beginning an Extended Fast I don't know how many people here are familiar with extended and intermittent fasting, but it's something I learned about last year from Dr. Jason Fung, a nephrologist from Toronto, through his blog, <link> </link> . <BR> <BR> Fasting is a protocol that Dr. Fun... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:37:09 EST back again Ok, been gone a long time, having gone back to school full time last September, feeling very anxious about it and honestly angry, and eating myself through the last year back to 200 lbs. I am very disappointed by this, but I know what to do. Oddly I have not stopped the basic ETL kinds of foods, ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:36:57 EST Starting fresh Second day without sugar. I can feel the cravings just sitting in the back of my mind. I feel like if I can make it through the holidays then I will be able to make it through life with better eating control. Today, I am just taking it day by day. If I make it through today I have succeeded in b... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:36:37 EST My feet are aching I buy Asics Gel. They normally are very good but lately my feet have been aching. Of course it could be my weight and where I am more active. Arthritis in my feet and ankles don't help but I thin the weight I carry has been bothersome. Am working on that. Nasty weather coming tonight and tom... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:36:05 EST Keeping fit I've been working hard to keep fit. Honestly, it doesn't feel like I'm doing enough right now since I can do anything that involves standing or my foot in any way. As much as I try to be positive about this situation I have to admit it is getting me down. Bands don't stress my muscles like weigh... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:29:25 EST Rainy Day ☔ <img src=""> <BR> It's cold and rainy today so it's a great day for the gym. My husband has been showing me how to do strength training. I'm hoping it will help firm up my arms and legs. They are very flabby looking... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:28:30 EST Thursday Tonight, I have a Skype interview with a church. We will see if this one goes anywhere. <BR> <BR> Prayers appreciated. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:26:25 EST NO MORE CONSTANT "Run Nutrition Report" popups! Hi! How many of you click on "Never show this again" and the prompt window to run your nutrition report just keeps popping up? I realize this doesn't happen to everyone but it sure does happen to a lot of us, and cookies have nothing to do with it. <BR> <BR> I found a way around it! Sure, you h... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:21:04 EST Back on track Left spark for a while gained wieght now back with spark and trying to lose 100lb Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:18:57 EST Day 1 Day 1.. Doing great so far just a little after lunch and still have a lot of calories left..yay me! Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:12:38 EST Oct 27 Quote "Problems are not the problem; coping is the problem." -- Virginia Satir <BR> <BR> An interesting way to look at the obstacles that rise up to challenge us. It's not the obstacle, but how we manage it. I need to remember this... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:06:22 EST Am I Really Worth It??? A few months ago, my mother put a little light blanket into our trusty washing machine. It seemed harmless. Then, within 10 minutes, we heard banging and clanging going on from the washer. After frantically pressing all sorts of buttons, we finally got the lid open to find the inside of the washi... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:03:12 EST Halloween Nails ... Boo! My friend did my nails for me. I LOVE them!!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Did anyone else get their nails done for Halloween? If so, let's see! :) <em>422</em> <em>423</em> <em>275</em> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 16:01:11 EST 1782- What They Don't Tell You About Pregnancy First off, I don't know who "they" are that I'm referencing. Especially since I've spent hours upon hours reading pregnancy forums comparing symptoms, looking at ultrasounds, asking for advice. <BR> <BR> However, today I decided to come back to SparkPeople. For many reasons. One was that a very... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:59:39 EST Ten days I shattered the screen on my iPad week before last. I liked it way better than my phone or the desktop computer! The app is so limited and the desktop is stuck in the office. <BR> What happened is that I wasn't nearly as faithful at recording food or really any aspect of Sparks. <BR> In ten days... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:53:16 EST Time for a new +/- We just got back from a lovely cruise from New York to New England and Canada. The Fall colors were lovely and we had some awesome step day in the <BR> 20K range+ <BR> But the food on the cruise was so tempting. everything had cream and butter in it - <BR> I didn't deny myself + <BR> I ate what... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:51:49 EST New C & J 1RM <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I got a new 1 Rep Max on my Clean and Jerk :D <BR> <BR> It was a rough workout, but kinda fun cuz I learned a new move with the kettle bell. <BR> The day went well as far as ea... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:44:06 EST Be brave! <img src=""> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:33:12 EST Yes!!!! All done.... Finished my fence's oil treatment. Took 4 hours, with 2 breaks, but it's all oiled, the mess cleaned up, put away the heater, and the remaining oil. It looks even better, the wood soaked it in, so I will definitely do it again in the spring. It makes the house and yard look so good, it kind of... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:27:38 EST 24g net carbs by lunch?! I'm still surprised I'm only getting under 30g by lunctime LOL! I do it on purpose, in case I get snacky later I can have something before bed. Today was: Breakfast - Coffee with homemade LCHF creamer, half a medium red apple (it tasted funny, fed it to dog haha) Lunch - 4oz shrimp in a hwc sauce... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:26:40 EST Day 18 - Retrain eating Habits This day is about leaving a tiny bit of food on my plate to try to avoid the CLEAN PLATE CLUB ideas. I hate leaving food but of course did so today, only a little. <BR> <BR> I try to only buy and cook the food needed by the family, I do so hate waste though! <BR> <BR> Eating - has been tota... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:26:14 EST On The Straight And Skinny -- Where The Green Grass Grows Remember those chicken nachos from Monday night? The weight gain that I registered on Tuesday morning is falling away quite nicely. I'm sure that yesterday's giant salad with a greens mix, yellow bell pepper, cherry tomatoes, cucumber, and 2 oz of steak helped tremendously. It was such a prett... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:23:11 EST I'm having cravings This is my 6th day dieting and exercising. I'm cooking pork chops for the family and our son had corn dogs for lunch. It's so hard to resist temptation when it's right in front of you. What do one do to not be tempted? I can't make my family go on a diet when their all fit. Today for breakfast I... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:14:39 EST Why do I let the scale dictate how I feel? Why do we do this? I had been in a great mood this week, I know that the scale would be up because I could feel it. So I weighed...and there you go <em>15</em> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Now I feel horrible and quite depressed. Why should I "feel" different than yesterday? I sure don't thin... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:11:48 EST Functional Foods? This was a new term to me until I read an article found here on Spark People. As I understand it these are foods that have something added to the food to make it healthier for our use. <BR> <BR> Several foods claiming this were mentioned and the proof, or lack of, were analyzed. Wow, we see ad... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:11:47 EST THURSDAY Well this is the day I usually take Coco for her grooming. There is a restaurant that has good fresh food and I love to go there and have oatmeql. Sometimes a small freely made bagel with cream cheese, chicken salad, tuna salad, half sandwich and salad or soup. Ever thing is made fresh everyday... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:10:54 EST Tried Everything Day 1 - I have made up my mind that this time I am going do everything I need to so I can get the weight off. I am 56 and want to LIVE. I have tried all types of diets, I have had a lap band procedure several years ago, in which I lost 135lbs. Problem is that I have gained most of it back. I am... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:10:32 EST Back Pain, Bruising and Perioral Dermatitis I just can't seem to get a break, no matter how hard I work. My back has been hurting a lot lately, which makes exercise a nightmare (though, I do push on), my perioral dermatitis has made an angry return due to all the sweating I've been doing and now, today, I found mysterious little bruises on... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:10:05 EST I'm just gonna leave this here <img src=""> <BR> ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:05:42 EST Be Real. It is all about adjusting, yes, I mean just that, adjusting to your surroundings. Going with the flow. Easy does it. Making nice nice. But most importantly, doing it for yourself, not for others. <BR> <BR> Do you say yes to things only to keep people happy? <BR> <BR> Do you fear saying and doin... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 15:01:33 EST Taking Control - Day 161 I have been absent from here for about 2 months. I've been sick for over 3 months with a sinus infection. I'm on my 4th round of antibiotics. I had to quit swimming when I got sick and that put a stop to my weight loss. I actually gained about 5 lbs. back. <BR> <BR> But, I feel better now and e... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:57:46 EST worked out hard today - have lots of energy Good afternoon; Signed a petition to shorten the election cycle. this one has gone on too long. <BR> hopefully it will be over soon and everyone will remain calm. I am really organizing my home again. I had stopped earlier this year, but it is time to get going again. I have not heard from D... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:53:53 EST Change is Scary The reality is that changes are coming . . .They must come. You must share in bringing them. <BR> --John Hersey <BR> <BR> Change. It's scary. It's hard. It's needed. Sometimes it feels good; other times it feels bad. But one thing is for sure: it keeps on happening. <BR> <BR> Just when our life... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:50:11 EST All comming together As I look at this month I feel positive. Got a lot of things accomplished. As that is done I look forward to making the same happened the next month .plan to crank it up for November 4days a week in the gym.keep diet tight time to see the scale go down. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:49:35 EST Question everything <img src=""> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:47:01 EST What Our Pets Can Teach Us I have been struggling not to gain for the past few years. My weight chart looks like a clogged sink that just won't drain. So far I have kept it in Onederland, but the fear of going back over is terrifying. I long for a larger margin of safety, which makes me realize I seem to have given up hop... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:46:09 EST Day 15 Late start today, lots of running around to do but gonna boogie n get a workout in before it's time to get the kids so I don't feel like a failure the rest of the day...I feel like crud when I skip Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:43:18 EST Unfinished Business I wish I could write that my "4 of more" was successful, but . . . as you can see from the previous entry, I was not. Life got in the way in a major way and threw my enter schedule off. It also threw me off emotionally, so much so that I was still recovering over the weekend and am still trying... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:41:35 EST How I get my water <img src=""> <BR> I put an elastic on the glass each time I fill it up. This glass is 2 cups. I also do this with my water bottle. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:39:13 EST First big GOAL My first big goal is now in place. I want to be back in my size 10 pants by Christmas if not Thanksgiving. I've wrote it now I have to live up to it. Need all the motivation I can get. Let's do this today! Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:34:06 EST Visualization “How different our lives are when we really know what is deeply important to us, and keeping that picture in mind, we manage ourselves each day to be and to do what really matters most.” ~Stephen Covey <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:32:48 EST This is how I got in the condition I'm in <img src=""> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:31:52 EST Pedometer goals <img src=""> <BR> I'm so proud that I've really stayed on track. I'm now on Day 11 and I'm still logging every thing I eat, even when I've indulged, and I've managed to stay within my calorie limit. I have been honest... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:31:23 EST Thursday Good afternoon sparkers in a nice day here in south Texas. Had a decent workout last night not a hard one but a good one. Today's plan gym after work treadmill,arms and chest. I hope everyone has a blessed and healthy day. Now drink a glass of water and lets get moving. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:25:00 EST Day 1266 Gym Day. Did light workout. Did 3 of 6 exercises. Feeling good. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:24:10 EST thursday... got up got my wedding cakes built for the weekend..will decorate tomorrow. came home fed Lucy, she stayed in with me for a while..then i put her out, meaning to go work on the closet..but it was getting dark, so i decided to take her for a walk before the predicted rain hit. <BR> <BR> to my sur... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:23:53 EST Fit By 50 - Week 7 - Halloween Horror - Up a pound <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So, I am up a pound at this morning's weigh in. I am really not worried about it but I certainly don't want it to become a trend. My goal is to get fit by my 50th birthday. I am on a 50 week ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:21:06 EST Holiday Time!!! Does anyone take a break on holidays or even more stricked on what you eat? I know thanksgiving and Christmas is coming up and I love food, lol. But I don't know if I should eat normal or take it easy. Any suggestions? Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:19:48 EST Day 39 (TMI) Just a little warning for all the men who might read this. It may be more than you can handle. <BR> <BR> So next week my monthly visitor is going to be stopping by which means that my weight will be showing 2 lbs. heavier this week. How do I know this? Because it happens, every time. Like clock... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:16:42 EST Turbo Jam'in Day! <img src=""> So rough night very little sleep due to a couple having a domestic dispute outside my window! Ughh. So got up for work and felt super tired headache naseau so decided I'm not going in-called in sick to tak... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:13:26 EST Beck Ch 26 Challenge irrational thoughts Thoughts are ideas but those ideas are NOT ALWAYS true. Thoughts can be true, partially true, or false. Thoughts can easily lead you to false conclusions. <BR> <BR> This looks yummy. I'm hungry. All true. I need to eat because I'm hungry. False. Hunger is not an emergency. You CAN wait for your... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:12:46 EST Halloween Getting ready for pumpkin carving party. Now to resist temptation. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:09:28 EST Holidays Have Me During your journey and path to healthy living do you find yourself saying, "The Holiday's Have Me?" <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What exactly is the pull to Holiday eating? Is it the family tradition? Is it th... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 14:06:00 EST Great check up at the doctor, 2016 Hello! It's been too long since I've written, but I've been on SparkPeople, logging my activity and sticking with eating better. <BR> <BR> Every October I have my annual physical with my primary care doctor and have blood work done. I've long been on a statin due to family history, and despite ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:58:48 EST Nothings changed My diet is still not going well, I am trying but feel so stressed at times I just eat without thinking about it, I am still exercising as much as I can and I do feel different afterwards. <BR> On the whole my diet is good but just tend to go overboard with my favourite foods(bread, cheese and pea... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:56:04 EST A fast note Just a quick note before dashing off to work, so this is a fast note in more ways than one. <BR> My first fast day for quite a while went so well yesterday. I felt strong and good, the body likes a break every now and then. <BR> Well, mine does, anyway! I slept wonderfully, too. <BR> No doubt the... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:56:04 EST Lucky I am here. Boy, the day has not gone as expected today. Thought a quick trip to the dreaded Wally-World would not end up with such a experience it took my heart about an hour and a half to settle down. First off, found out that they are no longer going to carry hubby's milk, now I only have one place in t... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:52:25 EST Day 1 Today is my first day on this program! I am recently married, in college, and work at a desk all day. Needless to say, the pounds have started creeping up on me and I want to find a way to change that. I think this program will work out great because I can see how man calories I have eaten during... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:52:07 EST Should I? Should I blog here or not? That's the question of the moment. I can't seem to make up my mind. I'm getting a little tired now so I guess I will decide some other time. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:49:33 EST Day one Today, I begin. I want to feel better and look better..... for me! Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:47:21 EST Colds Sunday night I came down with a cold. <BR> <BR> But although I feel bleugh in some ways its a good thing. It's made me eat better, and drink a tonne of water (apart from today which is why I think i'm coughing). My skin is much better as a result. And the scale reckons I am 20 stone 6.4 . Whethe... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:45:56 EST TWO WEEKS OF WONDERFUL HEALTHY SOUP RECIPES!!! Just giving you a heads up...I have been saving up wonderful healthy and delicious soup <BR> Recipes! Such as Skinny Mac & Cheese Soup with Broccoli, Chicken Pot Pie Soup, and <BR> Two kinds of Butternut Squash Soup!!! Starting this Sunday, and running for 2 weeks, you will get 14 recipes, plus ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:35:54 EST Day 18- Retraining Eating Habits <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today's lesson is to help us become defectors from the Clean Your Plate club. It teaches us to begin by leaving a small amount of food on our plate, even if it's just one pea. <BR> <BR> We are... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:28:12 EST 14wks 6 days Class last night went much better I think. Now if I can get caught up on grading tonight and start prepping for next week's lecture... <BR> <BR> Had a Dr. appt today. Got to hear the heartbeat. I miscarried last time at ~14wks, so I think reality is starting to kick in that this is really hap... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:12:59 EST --Reminders-- I need to do full body stretches every morning. Streching helps wake you up and motivates you. Definitely more water, less soda. Any headaches or pains i have seem from being dehydrated, im sick of getting shoulder pains and headaches almost everyday. Time to change that! Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:08:39 EST Yikes! Silly, silly me....thought I'd try the Overnight Peanut Butter Oatmeal on the Quaker Old-Fashioned Oats box. MISTAKE!!! 793 calories!!!! That's over half of my daily calories! <BR> <BR> So I've done a little strength training and now I'm going to go for a LONG walk at a fast pace to burn some... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:07:49 EST Love the Fall... I love the Fall but I know these are just way too cute not Share.. But I just had to do it.. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:06:52 EST Day 91 Obesity is a Condition & Cooking For One 100 DWL - There is no permanent fix for obesity. Once you have been obese and taken off the weight, you are still in a life long battle to maintain a permanent weight loss. Just like a diabetic condition, obesity is with you forever and must be managed. You are never done with losing weight! <BR>... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:04:53 EST Thursday Preparation Day It was a sunshiny start to the day tis morning with temp in the sixties. I had a great doctor visit yesterday. He was very pleased with my weight progress and all other vital signs that wee fantastic. We agreed on a treatment schedule for the rough hands that I have developed and what to try t... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:01:40 EST Here we go again Got lazy, gave up, starting again...I can do this, I can and will. I have no options. I need to get healthier before it is too late. One day it will be and I will wish I could have just got the motivation to begin. <BR> <BR> We start again, Monday October 31 is the day, the plan Lose 50 pounds b... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 13:00:05 EST Goal setting: I like to set a long term goal: to lose 35lbs and short term goals: to lose 5lbs per month. Doing this keeps me motivated. So setting goals is one thing, but what are you going to do daily to reach those goals? 1. Drink 8 cups of water 2. Get at least 30 minutes of exercise 3. Get proper rest ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:58:50 EST October 26 Accountability - Just say "no" to sugar <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here's how I did for Wednesday, October 26 - <BR> <em>248</em> Read Proverbs for the day. <BR> <em>248</em> Eat 225 calories fewer than I burn daily. I ate 1,827, burned 2,368. <BR> <... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:54:59 EST Feeling thankful! My lab work was so good. I am thankful to Sparkpeople!! Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:54:07 EST Walking !!! <img src=""> <BR> So, the Halloween candy still lingers. However, I make sure to ration lol I have been doing enough to enjoy the Halloween season but Maintain :) I will take that. Now, it's on to the next goal fo... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:53:30 EST Weight training after 60 I just read an article on weight training after 60 shown on the front page of the spark app. I have been looking for an article like this because I am over 60 and would like to start weight training, but I have been concerned about hurting myself. If you have the same concerns, give the article I... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:47:13 EST Breakfast <img src=""> 2 eggs, half flat out wrap and protein drink total calories 265 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:44:28 EST Blood, blood, blood, candy (as said by a vampire) Why all the blood and candy? Blood for my A1C and candy for the sugar I need to run away from. With Halloween around the corner, I know I find myself reaching into the Halloween bowl. The problem is that there is not going to be any candy left by Halloween. AHA moment. Don't open the bags until H... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:40:52 EST Day #257 of my adventures in Spark Land Day #257 here in Spark Villa <BR> <BR> <em>147</em> 'It's a great pumpkin Charlie Brown' premiered 50 years ago today! <BR> <BR> This week I have felt discombobulated. So I tried to set up a flexible schedule. I started out with a morning schedule for 6 hours. Monday and Wednesday were o... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:40:20 EST Exercise <img src=""> <BR> #FitForLife Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:40:03 EST Finally home... Well we made it home after 6 weeks in europe....4 in Sicily and 2 in Belgium....of course we had to go see my husbands relatives... even though we were leaving 28, 32C weather - Belgium was cold and rainy...yuk ! <BR> But we managed .... ..and shopping for warmer clothes....yes... ( i purposeful... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:37:48 EST Hoping for a Hail Mary pass Well time is ticking away. I have to come clean with my error tomorrow when my boss comes back from his trip. My stomach has been in knots and my nerves completely shot all week! I have figured out what I am going to say and I think I have found a solution. Not a great solution but one that ma... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:28:43 EST Getting stronger I'm feeling so good after having started working out regularly, that I'm tempted to try running again. The last thing I want to do is bench myself again, though, so I'm going to take it very, very, easy, and back off if any of the old joint issues rear their ugly heads again. <BR> <BR> Kung fu i... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:18:31 EST Have you trained your brain today? One of the many miracles of our bodies is our brain. No matter your age, but especially those of us who have reached (and passed) a certain age, it's important to include a few exercises just to keep our brains at their best. What's even better is that many of the so-called brain exercises are ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:12:51 EST 10-27-16 vacation 10 more days. Can't wait. Been at the tanning bed trying to get a tan so I don't blind ppl with my pale skin. This is gonna be my first time on a cruise ship and I'm so nervous. I can't swim. I didn't get to lose all the weight I wanted, but I will continue my journey when I get back. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:09:49 EST New Goals, New Me! Goal setting keeps me on track and makes me push a little harder. I love to do lists: there's nothing like the rush of crossing something off or checking the box. My goals this year are centered around holidays because I am choosing to focus on success at the holidays, not fear of failure. <BR> ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:07:44 EST Discipline is... Oct. 27th <img src=""> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 12:02:59 EST Boredom & Burnout Occurred But I Found My Formula ! This journey definitely isn't paved on smooth surface, it's bumpy baby ! With trial & error though, your path will become laid right before your eyes but you gotta listen to that inner voice, to your body and your own self so to say that is to say this " it's all up to you " ! Now, I've recently ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:56:30 EST October 27, 2016 Today is a very cold day to me 39F/4C. I am not a winter person and I am not looking forward to it coming. A lot of areas around us are getting some light snow. <BR> Last week I didn't even need a sweater. <BR> <BR> We have decided what phone hubby wants and we will pick it up today. <BR> <BR... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:55:45 EST We are Winners! <img src=""> <BR> Hubby and I took first place in costume contest at today's dance. I don't have a pix of us in costume yet but mamy people took them so just be patient. It is a thrill!! Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:46:47 EST Today I am learning to let go. I was on an app that was post to be supportive for women. If i meant my miscarriages or anything they went off on me. Calling me namesand using god in the sentences. They said i am crazy and they wanted to prevent me from adopting. I got rid of that app. Cyber bullying... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:46:06 EST Weetabix with banana slices... "breakfast of champions" <img src=""> Needless to say my breakfast wasn't exactly filling or satisfying. What I would give for a delicious meal from the Cracker-barrel. But, alas, I have to settle for two blocks of wheat that fall apart and ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:45:30 EST StepBet Week 5 update - Moving on to the last week! Another successful week! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I'm now officially working on my final week of the challenge! I'm thrilled I've stuck with it and now I'm able to see this through.... the finish line is up ahead and in view!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I started the final week out with a st... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:44:13 EST Focus of the day Relaxing Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:40:27 EST 206.6 10/27/16 <img src=""> <BR> Well two days ago...I reached 204! The scale is reading 206 now...crap. However, my size 15 jeans fit. AND I'm wearing an XL comfortably. I used to wear a 3X! Thinking of eating one raw meal a day. P... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:39:05 EST Question......... Does tea count as a glass of water? I know some add sugar so that would go against it but im prfer nonsweet so was wondering if i could count it as a glass or no Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:37:11 EST Time to rest This morning I felt the winter chill. I got the children's lunches and breakfast on the table made sure they made it out the door safely and went back to bed to meditate on the day. I took a long warm shower and started the day. I am going to go for a nice long walk at lunch and enjoy the nice fa... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:30:39 EST Where Does My Joy Come From - 10/27/16 Where does my joy come from today..... <BR> <BR> ... I found out that one of my favorite co-workers has put in her notice. She is going to be the manager of a cosmetic store, something she went to school for and has taught classes in. She is such a wonderful girl, and to see a young woman with s... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:30:12 EST Goal Jeans I bought a pair of jeans a while back that were my size on the label, but apparently, they're a brand/style that runs small. It was one of those quick purchases because of the price tag, so I didn't try them on at the store. When I got home and put them on and I couldn't even button them. Instea... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:27:57 EST Celebrating Halloween - 10-27-16 We are a town that goes CRAZY for Halloween, closing off the main street through town to let kids trick-or-treat while the adults (AND OUR DOGS) parade up and down in costume. Folks are already getting ready, putting together the finishing touches on their costumes and giving their dogs a "test-... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:23:57 EST More road tripping We're packing up this morning and leaving South Lake Tahoe. It was cold, but beautiful. Next up, my aunt and uncles house in Sonoma. More time on the road and not much me time today, but that's okay too. I love spending time with family. <BR> <img src=" Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:09:56 EST Motivation and Rewards Today my sparkcoach program talked about rewards to motivate. Finding rewards that are not linked to food are ideal. Before my days gets too crazy, I thought I would write down some rewards that I can give myself as I meet some milestones. <BR> <BR> Weight Rewards: <BR> 179 (Breaking out of th... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:09:13 EST Day 30 Taking today off from exercise, I managed to do something to my lower back yesterday and it feels just awful. Last night was Trunk or Treat at church and I spent most of the time in a chair because I could not walk around. I don't know what did to it, I was fine after my C25K training, it didn't ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:07:50 EST No parking anytime. Thanks Joyce. A couple days ago I wrote about being in a funk. It was a bit of a doozy if I am being honest. I cannot for sure point to exactly what put me there or to exactly what brought me out. I'll do my best to briefly cover both. And my prayer is that wisdom wins the day. <BR> <BR> If you've ever read a... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 11:03:10 EST Time for me Starting over again is so hard, isn't it? Now I'm needing to change my lifestyle. Plantar fasciitis and arthritis has actually changed it for me. I am thankful for my job since it keeps me moving on a daily basis. Probably too much sometimes. My job is maintaining the wet wall in the produce ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:59:44 EST October end of month reconciliation I can't believe it's already the end of October! Today was my last weigh in of the month, so time to look through my reports and see how I really did. <BR> <BR> -This month I lost 6.2 lbs, which is a bit astonishing for me. I surpassed my goal of 5 lbs! For November, I am aiming for a more modes... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:57:49 EST friend visited a friend who has cancer of the lungs but she is so upbeat about it wants to enjoy life till she is unable to do much she was telling me about a book she had read in a Book Club & it felt so good to be with her Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:55:22 EST Halloween Feetloaf <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 2 pounds ground chuck <BR> 2 eggs <BR> 1 sleeve of saltines, crushed <BR> 1 small onion, minced <BR> 8oz tomato sauce <BR> salt, pepper, & g... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:55:17 EST Dog Adoptions/ Saving Animals If you have been wondering if you should adopt an animal stop and ask yourself these questions: <BR> 1.Do I have an unconditional loving heart? Having the patience to realize that dogs and cats need to be who they are & play, need attention daily, & need exercise, and make mistakes as they grow. ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:55:00 EST Happy Thursday to all Trying not to get to bummed, raining today. But I have 2 little girls and my baby grandson to keep me busy. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:54:13 EST Day 4 Starts Day 4 starts with me waking at 6 am, getting teenager off to school, feeding animals, feeding myself THEN: I went back to sleep. WHAT. I don't feel guilty because that's what we do then we cheat to feel better. I worked hard yesterday and I have Rheumatoid Arthritis which comes with fatique.... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:44:10 EST <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Romans 8:16-17 (WEB) <BR> 16 The Spirit himself testifies with our spirit that we are children of God; <BR> 17 and if children, then heirs; heirs of God, and joint heirs with Christ; <BR> if i... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:43:29 EST Closet Shopping ... & Eating (Not in the Closet) I have a giant stack of jeans in my closet ranging from size 10 to 16. Every once in awhile after weight loss/gain, I go through them. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I realized the 10s are still too small. That's not very surprising. But all the 12s are working well, and the pair I'm wearing today is bord... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:40:02 EST Trying to eat better Start today by eating healthier by eating oats, banana, and black coffee. I am total off pop. I am very proud of my self and so is my family. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:39:18 EST My life New workouts ready added weight workouts and more floor workouts Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:38:50 EST 2016-10-27 from today's Healthy Heart Newsletter from SparkPeople <BR> <BR> 4 unexpected ways to track your progress <BR> You're committed to a healthy lifestyle. You started exercising, ditched the soda for water, and brought healthy fruits and vegetables back to the center of your plate. Then you step on... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:38:47 EST My life <img yesterday's workouts need a change src=""> I need to change my workouts Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:36:02 EST My favorite view of the garden <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Love my new water feature...splashing and dripping and calming. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:35:24 EST My life <img yesterday's workouts need a change src=""> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:34:12 EST Week 16 Back on track and feeling good!!! <BR> <BR> I have been given a new lease on life by our Heavenly Father. The doctors told me just a few months ago that at the rate I was going, I would be dead within 5 years from a massive heart attack. I was wheelchair and bed bound, was eating whatever I fel... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:33:41 EST LA BAMBA--RESTAURANT REVIEW--FT. LAUDERDALE <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> With opening day offering a '50% off your complete check special' it was surprising that we only had a 10 minute wait plus everything, as far as I could see, went smoothly. I believ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:31:15 EST Very true <img src=""> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:28:46 EST Allergies I may sound crazy but would like to know if there are any specific foods that can help in curbing allergies. It seems this year i have added a new seasonal to what i normally have. I do take zyrtec. The problem with taking it is i have to take it at night and even then i can barely function du... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:22:56 EST Victory <img src=""> <BR> I wanted to share with you all that hard work does pay off.. Meal prep and 6 days a week in the gym! And I am down 2 pants size! Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:16:21 EST Distractions instead of reaction! Stress and boredom eating is a big problem for me. So today I plan to write a list of "distractions" to hang in my refrigerator. So maybe in my times of stress I can distract myself from my usual reaction ; which is to eat and feel sorry for myself. I also plan to make a list of "boredom buste... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:11:05 EST Make today count! Yesterday was bad. I was in a bad place. I'm still not in the best place, but I'm trying to keep my mind focused on SP, my health, and my job instead of all those negative things I was thinking yesterday. <BR> <BR> I have an appointment with my counselor on November 8. Yep, election day. I'm su... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 10:11:05 EST The "Plateau" <img src=""> <BR> How do you overcome discouragement at this point? ? I lost 20lbs in just a couple of months, now I'm stuck! I have to admit I did start giving up and ate fast food here and there once my "plateau " h... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:58:01 EST A Huge Surprise! I'm have to quit trying to lose weight. <BR> <BR> I'm pregnant. <BR> <BR> No one is more shocked than me to write those words. <BR> <BR> A little history on me if you haven't read my blogs. <BR> <BR> Over a year ago, we were struggling to get pregnant and I went on fertility drugs. We were o... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:55:32 EST the right tools.. I was making myself breakfast this morning.. took an overly ripe banana, mashed it up, added 1/4 cup kodiak pancake mix, water and cinnamon.. yummy!!! Because of the banana in the mix, it can be challenging to make and hold together especially if you need a new frying pan... which I absolutely do... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:41:40 EST Teeter totter It seems like my weight has been like a teeter totter this last week or two. It has been vacillating between losing two or three pounds and gaining the same. I must have hit a plateau. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:37:13 EST Really getting fired up Gotta say it.... I am not dropping the weight quickly. I am not seeing the scale doing what I would like. It is frustrating. HOWEVER I AM learning more about myself and my body every day. I AM changing my habits with food. I AM consuming less - including less sugar. I AM feeling better abo... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:35:22 EST For Fun: <img src=""> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:31:55 EST Found it just lying around... <img src=""> <BR> So last week I made a trip to Siesta Keys Beach, but we also went a bit further south to Shark Tooth Beach. Now I didn't find any shark teeth, but I did pick up a couple shells that were in pretty go... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:29:35 EST Weigh-in Day <img src=""> <BR> Round and round and round she goes! Sad news: No weight loss this week. Hopeful news: No gain. I have had 10 days of limited exercise due to joint pain flare up. Feeling better now and ready to start ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:29:16 EST Thyroid I have been carrying 30 lbs too many on my short 5' frame for tooooo long. I've tried so many diets and pills it is damn near impossible to lose with thyroid issues hopefully this will be last diet for me! Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:24:34 EST Iron <img src=""> <BR> Trying to I crease my iron intake. I heard it's good. Do you have any experience with it? Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:24:12 EST Getting it in <img src=""> <BR> Great walk this morning.I love listening to my music and having that peaceful walk.This morning a young lady kept texting me during my walk.Slowed me down but I texted her back several times.I knew sh... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:23:08 EST Pumpkin craving last night <img src=""> My son did a good job on his pumpkin this month is going by to fast. 🎃 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:18:57 EST 10/14-27/16 Okay, so I may have gone 2 weeks without blogging!!! I was gonna get better at updating but instead got worse! Life has been very busy. My mom got out of the hospital on the 19th (after 20 days of being there). She got mad at me the 21st for selfish reasons and we haven't spoken since. Pleas... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:18:06 EST Odd Day Yesterday Was feeling my normal, motivated self all day - and then not so much. I was up late the night before with work, got up early to go back to the office to turn in the pager and some paper work. Then home and ate a healthy breakfast and we went to vote. We then did some errands and got a great, ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:17:21 EST Legal issues today While this is generally boring it is necessary. Today I showered and dressed to feel good and be alert on what tends to prove to be a challenging day. The food has been great each day at lunch and well I just have eaten what is there. It will be time to get serious again once I get home from t... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:17:03 EST Upsit So had to start all over and make a new account. Bc some how a got logged out and forget my stuff Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:16:02 EST Mix-up in Cards A new business was opening and one of the owner's friends wanted to send him flowers for the occasion. They arrived at the new business site and the owner read the card, "Rest in Peace." <BR> <BR> The owner was angry and called the florist to complain. After he had told the florist of the obvio... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:14:36 EST Of Human Bondage <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> Bondage is - subjection to external influences and internal negative thoughts and attitudes. <BR> ~ W. Clement Stone <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:12:19 EST ~THANKfilled~ ~Thursday~ <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> TODAY <BR> I AM Choosing <BR> to make it THANKfilled <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> An Attitu... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:11:56 EST October 26th & 27th Had a bit of a stress out yesterday, Morgan, one of our young furbabies, went missing. Both boys went out at about 2pm, Rossi came back in about an hour later after spending his time around the immediate area. Morgan however, still hadn't come home at 5pm when his food was put down. He's never be... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:09:58 EST SPOILER...Hymns Preface to Hymns <BR> Some of the greatest sermons are preached by the singing of hymns. Hymns move us to repentance and good works, build testimony and faith, comfort the weary, console the mourning, and inspire us to endure to the end Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:09:09 EST Before & AFTER! <img src=""> Okay . . . something I've NEVER really liked . . . "full body shots" of me (probably because I've always struggled with my weight and my body image). But I'm posting these side-by-side shots today . . . be... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:06:59 EST Today! Good morning Sparkers! Hoping all of you are making the most of this day, getting your exercise in and enjoying the day. I'm working to keep that positive attitude going forward through today and listening... <BR> <BR> Carpe Diem <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> <em>390</em> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:06:13 EST I am starting over! Yesterday was a monumental day for me. I walked a mile for the first time in over 17 years. It felt really good and I was extremely happy. I know of at least 15 of you walked with me and several others cheered me on from the sideline. There was no way I could fail with that much joy in my heart! ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:04:19 EST New tires.. Hubby's getting new tires today. Hope you all have a great Thursday!! Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:02:38 EST Motivation, where are you? I am drained. I feel terrible about it, too. In my mind, I picture myself getting up early in the morning to get in a walk before work. I see myself going to the gym after work a few days a week for that Zumba class I enjoyed so much a few years back. Close my eyes and open them again, and t... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:01:58 EST On The Lighter Side <em>40</em> I just did a week's worth of cardio after walking into a spider web. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <em>386</em> Sparkers Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:01:26 EST My 3 OK, so I just started yesterday but I 1) got oatmeal instead of a fast food item for breakfast 2)avoided fast food yesterday morning and 3) only got a grilled chicken sandwich on lettuce for dinner Thu, 27 Oct 2016 09:00:46 EST Good morning day 3 Ok to start I haven't made it to the gym yet. However I have been sick. I am planning on getting back to the gym once I am over the flu or whatever it is that has been hitting everyone. But on a happier note I didn't dip into the candy bowl at work yesterday. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:55:18 EST Sore!! Worked out for the past 3 days in a row... it's time for a break! I feel great though 💪 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:53:39 EST Teenagers I've got two 16 and 13. Sometimes I think they are harder to do anything with than my toddler she 3. They think they know everything and I just don't understand. Oh and why don't they know the word no. If my little act's like them I pick her up and put her in time out. Maybe they need to make tim... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:52:07 EST Don't give up <img src=""> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:51:18 EST Quote of the Day: October 27, 2016 "Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I’ll try again tomorrow.” - Mary Anne Radmacher Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:50:45 EST Back to walking today!!! Yesterday we took a break from walking our normal walk. I wasn't feeling good and I had such a rough night the night before. Thunderstorms came rolling through, when I say rolling I mean rolling!!! The thunder was continuous for like 30 mins. The lightening was continuous so the thunder rumbled l... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:46:23 EST Woke up having a fat day I ate good yesterday. I should be happy but I woke up this morning and put on my leggings and my legs looked so large. I didn't look good in them. My husband sent me pictures from Halloween last year and I can really see the 10-15 lb weight gain in the picture! I put on my new 4 inch Marc Jacobs... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:43:26 EST 5 Weeks finished! <img src=""> <BR> My (initial) 5 Steps / 5 Weeks plan is completed! I learned some interesting things about myself, I'm feeling better (stronger, healthier) and I lost a total of 14 lb. Started on this path to a healt... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:42:58 EST HELLO Day 50 AF - Alcohol Free!! <img src=""> <BR> I can't believe the day is here... I blogged over here and included a link to my video on YouTube: <link><BR>/hello-day-50/ </link> <BR> <BR> I also posted on ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:41:20 EST WLS - My Journey - 114 Days Post Today is a great day. I exited Obese Class III this morning. Now I am in Obese Class II. <BR> <BR> For some this is not a big deal but for me this has been 128 pounds in the making. I will celebrate this milestone and keep chugging towards the next one. <BR> <BR> Lately many people who do ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:40:58 EST One more day... staying home I'm not as bad as I was yesterday, but still tire easily, and still don't trust myself to drive, so I'm going to stay home again. Funny how the "older" I get the more I'm willing to make this decision... I used to force myself to work almost "no matter what". Part of that is the denial of the C... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:36:44 EST LED I'm going shopping for light bulbs. It was easy before led. I found the kind that gives bright light but not available at superstore nor walmart. They're available at home depot which inconvenient for me but I need the bulbs so off I go. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:35:48 EST 10/27/16 Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success Quote of the Day <BR> <BR> Wisdom outweighs any wealth. <BR> Sophocles <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> <BR> Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love. <BR> Lao Tzu <BR> <BR> Art Quote of the Day <BR> <BR> Art... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:32:45 EST Operation: F.B.F. - Day Three! Seriously how does everything hurt this much. It's like that scene in Indiana Jones where Mariam is touching Indy and everywhere she touches he says "Ow!" and she asks where it doesn't hurt so he points to his elbow and says "Here!" - Only the ending to my soreness and pain doesn'... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:32:21 EST Have a great day!! <img src=""> Wishing everyone a great day!! Be blessed!! Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:31:53 EST I have so much work to do 4 years ago I was active in every sense of the word. Working out 4 times a week, consistently logging calories and workouts, keeping up in school, volunteering, working. I made it to 124 lbs and never felt better. I felt like I could do anything. <BR> <BR> Last night I ate a pint of ice cream in... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:30:53 EST question Does anyone see this blog??????? <em>333</em> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:29:35 EST A Giggle for the Day Lighthouses <BR> I live in Texas. I have two friends that are blonde and sisters. One day, they approached me and asked where the lighthouses were. <BR> <BR> When I tried to probe a little bit, I was told, "Yeah, they're good paying jobs and have lots of ads in the paper, but we don't know where... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:25:18 EST a mixed weather day in some areas here, it is actually snowing. in others, it is raining. my daughter and other students from her school are heading to the zoo today. woo hoo! she is all set and ready to go. this is not her first time going to the zoo. she went once before with a different class and once before with... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:19:44 EST Why Can't This Journey Just Be Easier??? I will never give up on this journey...NEVER! <BR> <BR> BUT, that doesn't mean I don't get frustrated. I am at the point where I am SO frustrated. And, of course, it's me. Why can't I just do what I know to do. I know how to eat right. I know what I shouldn't eat (but I eat it anyway). I am goin... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:19:21 EST Guilt setting in Since my last blog, I have blown it. I haven't recorded anything. I didn't want to count the candy. I haven't been working out. I don't have a scale, but I sure can feel the chocolate piling up. Today I have a doctors appointment. So I get to know the new weight. Before, it felt like a 1... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:17:16 EST Good Trip! Freedom! Made it to DS's house in North Carolina. It was about a 9-hour drive. It went pretty fast. I only stopped twice. It's so good to see my little GD. She is doing better with her speech. She's 4 and on the autism spectrum and has been non-verbal. Now she is starting to say some words, a few s... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:16:29 EST Rough seas Like parts of our lives, we have hit rough seas. Lots of groaning, heaving, tossing, crashing waves. Absolutely glorious! Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:15:42 EST "Diet" history...or rather horror story... Here's a little history. If there is a fad diet, I've done it. I've taken every "diet pill" on the market at one point in time or another. I hate needles and I've even stuck myself daily with a needle full of magic diet potion that promised weight loss success. You bet it works, as long as you st... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:11:51 EST Weigh in I get so nervous every week for weigh in. I've been doing everything I'm suppose to but still scared of the scale. Today is weigh in day and since last week I've lost 4.4 pounds! Making my total weight loss 18.2 pounds gone. I'm so happy. Hard work and determination pays off. I still have so far ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:05:50 EST Happy Thursday The weather is still the 90:s but we got the central A/C unit and new furnace install. not sure when we will use the furnace but I know there can be a chilly morning or two.. <BR> <BR> My eating seems to be doing better, I have been so busy no time for mindless eating <BR> I am about 95% unpacke... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:04:49 EST Blesssings, October 27, 2016 My goal is to list at least three blessings each day. <BR> <BR> Here are today's blessings: <BR> <BR> 1. We have a wonderful DJ. <BR> <BR> 2. Books. <BR> <BR> 3. I have two fitbits, so I can wear one while the other is charging. <BR> <BR> 4. Family, friends, and faith. <BR> <BR> Feel ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:04:05 EST Food talk all shift! I work with this nurse who talks about food all night long! I try to stay busy and ignore it but we work in a small office. Any ideas on how to deal with this one guys?? Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:02:06 EST Wednesday 25th October Had a good day until last night had too much white bread!! Cleaned kitchen/house 3 hours!! Thu, 27 Oct 2016 08:02:06 EST Navy Day October 27, 2016 <BR> NAVY DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NATIONAL AMERICAN BEER DAY <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> In the Na... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:59:03 EST Have you got your flu shot? Getting my flu shot today. Have you gotten your flu shot?0 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:58:51 EST Off to see the Wizard! It's almost 8am here--and it's still very dark! <BR> Our clocks change Nov.6th---"Fall back"--- <BR> In Canada, we are entering the darkest time of the year---especially in the North here! <BR> From now, until the end of December, our day light hours will be less. <BR> <BR> I've had to change my... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:58:02 EST Question <img src=""> <BR> Does anyone know the distance 830 steps would be. Walked my long driveway this a.m. was just wondering. Feels great to b out that early, when it is so quiet Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:57:22 EST Forgiving myself One thing that I learned from SparkPeople & reinforced by the Willpower book that I read was the silliness of not forgiving yourself for failures of willpower. And I'm forgiving myself for not being perfect/better at logging in my stuff when I travel. When I started SparkP, I tried to log thing... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:56:00 EST Permission To Be Real When we present ourselves to the world without a mask and keep it real, we offer the same opportunity for others to do the same. <BR> <BR> <BR> Most of us are familiar with the idea of keeping it real and have an intuitive sense about what that means. People who keep it real don't hide behind a... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:54:02 EST How Do You Measure Success? Like many people, I've experienced a few setbacks on my healthy lifestyle journey. Like many people, I've beaten myself up more times than I care to count and like many people, THANFULLY, I've used the tools and inspiration I've found on Spark People to dust myself off, and get back to work! <BR... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:51:44 EST Hope I'm busy today; because it was a BAAAAAAD night sleep !!!! *sigh* !!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic ho... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:51:24 EST Eight Healthy Habits <link><BR>and-fitness/health/eight-healthy-habit<BR>s-to-develop-while-in-your-20s/article<BR>32533142/ </link> <BR> <BR> OK: these are healthy habits researchers believe that 20 year olds should develop -- so that they stay healthy into their elderly babe ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:49:50 EST Chocolate I have been reintroducing foods into my diet after several weeks of eating very clean foods. So far the fatty foods I have reintroduced have been fine with no nasty effects or inflammation responses. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I tried dark chocolate. It played havoc with my digestive system. I was so ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:49:40 EST Better than I used to be One non-scale victory that I can celebrate is that I make much better choices than I used to. These last two days I was away from home for work. Although I didn't exercise this trip (which I do sometimes), I did well on the nutrition front. Instead of going crazy at every meal, I ate a reasona... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:48:45 EST My Cocoon I spark, I run, I sing and I play scrabble <BR> <BR> Monday will be 2 months since Joe's brain surgery. We have so much to be thankful for. For all daily activities our life is back to normal except he is supposed to avoid stress and anything that would cause vibrations in his head. <BR> So, <... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:47:57 EST Mmhmm Soo even though I had half a cup of cereal and 1/2 a cup of whole milk I weighed 123 this morning, add that with 10-20 min of jumprope I think I'll lose a few more ounces today^_^ Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:44:42 EST Added weights to my walking... Of course from the very beginning I have done indoor walking but now since i have lost 45 pounds it seems as i am not getting the workout that i was when i was heavier.So today i add 5 pound weights and i was actually sweating and my heart rate has gone up and so i think out of the 7 days that i ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:43:11 EST Going to be proactive today! Want to try and get out in front of the things I need to do/get done. <BR> I'm tired of reacting - need to be more assertive. <BR> Hope everyone has a great day and go get something done! <BR> <em>386</em> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:43:04 EST Make Someone's Day <img src=""> <BR> OK friends we all know how we feel when someone says a kind word to us, it feels wonderful! Let's make somebody feel that way today too.Happy Thursday, you are all awesome. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:37:47 EST Inservice and PTC's.. Getting ready to head out the door... today we have Parent Teacher Conferences from 12-7, but have in-service from 8-11!! <BR> <BR> I look forward to PTC's as it gives me a chance to meet my students parents/guardians and learn their perspective on their child... <BR> <BR> Going to be a LON... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:32:34 EST Day 83......Thursday October 27, 2016 I can't believe today is Thursday already! The week has flown by! Today is our annual Harvest Supper at church. It's a 100 year tradition, and we make the same food as they did way back when. It's a creamed chicken casserole that is very yummy but I am staying away from it. I am going to foc... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:30:08 EST Thursday - Fueling Up for a STRONG week finish 10/27/2016 <img src=""> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:20:55 EST Dedication is faltering... I have had two cheat meals this week, after not having one for two weeks. I have only had one workout all week. And I'm just slowing on how carefully I'm watching my food even though I haven't gone over my calories. I have got to get a hold on myself, and soon! I have come way too far to let myse... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:20:44 EST Day 27 - 100 Days of Gratitude I am so grateful that my car problem did not happen to me while driving on the highway in the rain. I was very close to a dealership, but still had to be towed. I am trusting that the problem will be resolved today. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:18:11 EST Find What Works For You Our weight loss journey does not last just for one day, but we are making healthy lifestyle changes to last a life time. I don't know about you, but my journey has good days and bad days. I have experienced weight loss, weight gain, and no weight change at all. My emotions have been all over the ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:16:47 EST Lilly and I making Rice Krispies treats Picked up Lilly Tuesday after school. Read a book to her, had dinner, then Lilly and I made Rice Krispies treats. She loves to help and I want her to learn how to make things. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img s... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 07:07:45 EST Thursday! Well I hope everyone is having a great morning so far! After a weird off week or more and little exercise done I'm fixing to get in some zumba. Hopefully. Nora is awake which is why I'm up so early. She's only sleeping 5 hours now instead of her 12. She's teething and hurting and its hard on her ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:57:37 EST Blah.... I've been feeling rather blah this past week. I can't quite put my finger on it. I'm actually going to the doctor today to see what's going on. My cycle has been off and I just feel blah. Keep me in your prayers. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:56:21 EST 10/27 Feeling good this morning, so far in the last 4 days I've had 3 different people notice my progress and tell me I'm looking good. I normally don't like the attention but I'm soaking it up, my self esteem needs it. Happy health all♡ Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:50:07 EST Next Chapter <img src=""> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:48:48 EST Thought and Prayer for Thursday, October 27, 2016 October 27, 2016 BOLD FAITH <BR> <BR> Many of us know what real faith is. We know when we have faith in God, we don't worry, doubt and lose hope. We know we don't waver. We aren't afraid. We aren't shy to share His Good News. We know who He truly is so we wait patiently having faith that He will... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:41:06 EST Happy Can't wait to loose weight! Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:37:01 EST Early morning workout I just finish my work . Thank God God he got me up and allow me to workout. I got on the scale I only lost 1 pound. It wasn't much but ir better then nothing. Well now I have to get ready for work. Everyone have a bless and wonderful day. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:36:18 EST Wednesday Thursday Good news is the compressor on my broken refrigerator seems to be working just fine so it's just going to be a relaying capacitor only a couple hundred dollars but probably won't get repaired until Friday other than that relatively nice evening at home I was tired and crabby. Feel like I slept be... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:32:42 EST Spirit Time Just a thought this morning as my day starts and I think about the season ahead. <BR> <BR> Halloween is approaching and it might be fun to take a 'night walk' in the spirit of the season: vampires and trick-or-treating both happen then! I won't be hunting for blood or candy, but the feeling of ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:29:04 EST Bible Verse for Today... Ephesians 6:10-11 <BR> <BR> 10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might. <BR> <BR> 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:27:32 EST Spreading our Wings... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning <em>524</em> Everyone, <BR> <BR> Wishing you a happy Thursday ahead. Let's spread our wings and fly to new heights accomplishing our goals that are before us. <BR> <BR> Let's Spread our Wings for Je... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:25:45 EST Today's action steps Ways I know I'm getting healthy and fit without the scale. My clothes fit better I'm more comfortable im front of a mirror I'm in a good mood I have more energy I make healthier food choices It's easier to complete a workout I feel more organized I get more accomplished I want to exercise more... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:22:08 EST Just not feeling it anymore <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I know we all have them. Days that we just aren't feeling it anymore. The days where we want to give up on the journey we have either just started or the one we have been on in what seems to be ... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:20:12 EST Quote for Today We have a God who delights in impossibilities. <BR> <BR> Billy Sunday... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:20:04 EST PSALM OF THE DAY AND MORE=10/27/2016=THIS IS GOD'S BLOG NOT MINE <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="">For the word of the LORD... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:19:44 EST Happy Happy trick or treat sparkpeople🎃🎃🎃🎃🎃 Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:16:44 EST 10-27-2016-JOLLIES FROM JUDY-HALLOWEEN 7 <img src=""> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:13:10 EST Results Well I can finally see the transformation, I'm down 60 lbs and the scale shows it, my clothes are loose everyone is telling me that I look great but I couldn't see it till today while getting ready for work. And I like what I see. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:12:51 EST My Morning Cup Of Solitude <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Nothing is more frightening than a fear you cannot name. <BR> <BR> Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:12:39 EST Challenges and setbacks....... Did not do well with eating last night, but there *were* a lot of veggies involved in the evening meal, so I guess it wasn't *quite* a total loss*...... <BR> <BR> Will now focus on how to deal with the weekend - it's gonna be *very* busy and *very* physically active, but I think I may be able to... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:11:32 EST Navy Day Navy Day <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : October 13th or October 27th <BR> <BR> Many nations around the world celebrate their navies, with a special day dedicated to them. Each country selec... Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:07:45 EST The little things... <img src=""> <BR> Focus on the small goal and the large goal will follow! #Goals #Tunnelvision #Weightloss #GetGoodnFit Thu, 27 Oct 2016 06:01:53 EST Staying Strong I didn't have a good day yesterday. I only burned 223 calories. Not giving up. This is my 6th day, of changing the way I eat and going to the gym. Hoping to burn 500 calories today Thu, 27 Oct 2016 05:55:57 EST