POKIE1's Blogs

Shirataki Noodles
Monday, September 12, 2011      3 comments

OK, I said I would try the noodles and then share my experience. I used them in a recipe by Hungry Girl, mixing them with mushroom soup and tuna....and I was surprised by the results! Not because I found that they tasted good, but because it w... Read more
Wierd and wonderful foods!
Sunday, August 14, 2011      2 comments

Ok, so I said that I wasn't going to start eating "diet" foods....But I have changed my mind. Really, I don't see them as diet foods. Why? Because if I like them, and my DH likes them, then they will be added to our diets Forever! First I tr... Read more
My Fitness and Nutrition Trackers
Saturday, July 09, 2011      2 comments

I made a big discovery the other day.....on each of my tracker pages there is a little button that says "how do I use this page?". Out of curiosity, I clicked on the one on the Nutrition page-and boy was I surprised!!! I learned so many new th... Read more
Battle of the Programs
Saturday, June 25, 2011      3 comments

I am just so amazed that not only have I lost 10#, but it has stayed off! It's gone! And I feel great! Not like before, on another wt. loss program. This got me to thinking-what is different this time? I know it's the way that the Spark Pro... Read more
Weight lifting at the Grocery Store
Tuesday, June 21, 2011      0 comments

I found something that really helps to put things into proper perspective, and to motivate me-anytime I feel like quitting, or think to myself "what is the use" I need to do the following (either at home or at the store): --Find something t... Read more
Day 22!
Monday, June 20, 2011      0 comments

Well, here I am, still Sparking!! I'm finding that my days off are the hardest-I'm not as active as when I work, and food is more of a temptation. So I switched it up this weekend. I walked over 2 miles on Saturday, and then on Sunday did so... Read more
Some things Spark People didn't mention...
Saturday, June 18, 2011      3 comments

Well here I am in day 21 of my Spark Journey, and I am still motivated! It's not that I haven't had my down times, it's that I am finding new ways to deal with them and I am so excited about that! I am also seeing some things that I haven't... Read more
I'm seeing things and I'm not crazy!
Thursday, June 16, 2011      0 comments

Today I realized that I have been using a "tool" that I hadn't used in a long time! Back when I was in nursing school, I used to "see" myself doing procedures. I always made sure that I visualized every step, and that I ended with a success... Read more
Mistakes I've made and Lessons learned!
Wednesday, June 15, 2011      0 comments

It's Day 18 and I am still Streaking! The main goals I wanted to do everyday-walk at least 1 mile every day and keep track of my calorie intake-I have kept! I have even added more goals, such as 5 serving of veg/fruit and some type of exercise f... Read more
Florida National Cemetery
Sunday, June 12, 2011      1 comments

Today has been a tough day for me...we visited my DH's Father's burial site. Jim was a good man, and I loved him dearly. Not long after I married his son, he told me "You have made my son the happiest that I have ever seen him. Thank you for ... Read more
The A to Z Express
Thursday, June 09, 2011      0 comments

I was born and raised in the beautiful state of Oregon. Every year we took a week's vacation in the Cascades Mountains, at a place called Big Lake. It's a wonderful place to go to, but I had one problem with this vacation-my Dad! Dad is the... Read more
Where did my "Self" go?
Tuesday, June 07, 2011      0 comments

Yesterday was an odd day for me-I felt fat. It was odd because nothing had changed, not my weight or diet or exercise. I just felt fat. Not only did I feel fat, but my DH forgot that Monday was our day to walk the course in front of the tow... Read more
I hope I am becoming an addict!
Monday, June 06, 2011      1 comments

I remember that a couple of weeks ago I was reading an article on exercise-I just couldn't believe that anyone really looked forward to it! Well...I am on day 9 of my new life, and I couldn't wait to do my walking. All day I thought about it, bu... Read more
Weigh-In Day of my Spark Journey!
Sunday, June 05, 2011      2 comments

I know that I have only been at this for a week...but I have met every single one of my goals and am still feeling good! ... Read more
Enjoyable Eating isn't for thin people only
Thursday, June 02, 2011      0 comments

I know...seems like a silly thought, one of those "Duh" things. But this is a new realization for me. Last night I was sitting on the couch with my DH, watching a program and eating a Weight Watchers ice cream bar, when I suddenly realized I W... Read more

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