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  • Friday Check In

    1/30/2015 3:52:52 PM, by NOREGRET2010

    I found myself beating myself up with negative thoughts today. Thoughts like: "No wonder you're fat - you have no self discipline!" "You can't control yourself. You don't deserve to have a loss this week". Not good. Unhealthy thinking. So I'm going to list what I've done well this w... Read more

  • Thursday Check In

    1/29/2015 11:34:46 AM, by NOREGRET2010

    Out sick yesterday, slept the majority of the day. Better today, still feeling congested but at least no pounding headache! I've noticed I run an average of 2200 calories a day. SP would like me to eat 1920 or less. At 1920....I'm hungry. There are some work arounds here - adding more bulk with... Read more

  • Tuesday Check In

    1/27/2015 8:02:37 AM, by NOREGRET2010

    Well, I overate yesterday. By about 475 calories. Fresh french bread at dinner and a half a cup of ice cream pretty much did me in. The bread....I warred with myself at the grocery store. It was fresh and smelled sooooo gooooood. We were having my daughter over for dinner. I told myself, now ... Read more

  • Eating Healthy

    1/26/2015 8:15:37 AM, by CHUBBYCAT2

    How many people have a hard time eating healthy? I start out ok but I can never seem to stick with it and after a while I just get bored with it. What is the best way to eat healthy and stay with it.... Read more

  • Monday Check In

    1/26/2015 8:07:22 AM, by NOREGRET2010

    Yesterday's weigh in showed a 3 pound loss! I'm happy, but you know i've lost that same three pounds several times in the last year. I do feel that it was from watching what I ate and moving more, as opposed to the dumb luck it was likely before. Puts me spot on goal too! That was a ple... Read more

  • I'm proud of me!

    1/24/2015 8:36:55 AM, by NOREGRET2010

    I tracked every bite and every sip all week long. This is the first time I've consistently tracked in.....years. Yes, years. I tracked when I was in line with my calorie goals, and more importantly, I tracked when I ate over my calorie allowance. In the past, if I went over, I stopped tracking. I di... Read more

  • Friday Woo Hoo!

    1/23/2015 9:03:46 AM, by NOREGRET2010

    Tracking - 100% CPAP - yep 10 min exercise - 100% Calories - I have two words for you: Red Robin. I tracked it tho, painful as it was. It ended up putting me about 800 calories over. But, you know, it was a one-off thing. I ate it, I enjoyed every bite, I tracked it. Today, I'm back to... Read more

  • Thursday Check In

    1/22/2015 8:48:35 AM, by NOREGRET2010

    Everything continues. CPAPing, tracking, moving when I'm in the red zone. Yesterday was hard because I didn't eat enough at lunch. So when I got off work at 4 pm? I was STARVING. I ran to Costco for chicken and salad mix, and it was all I could do in the car, smelling the chicken, to not pull ... Read more

  • Wednesday Check In

    1/21/2015 8:32:19 AM, by NOREGRET2010

    2 days tracking every bite, every sip: 100% 10 min exercise: 100% Increase steps to 6K : Blown out of the water both days around 8K CPAP: 100% Mood: 8 on scale of 1-10. So, yesterday, I got hungry. And I got a little anxious. See, this tracking every sip thing? Yeah. In the past, I d... Read more

  • Tuesday Check In

    1/20/2015 8:19:17 AM, by NOREGRET2010

    So, yesterday was a pretty big deal for me. Why? Because I tracked every bit of food/beverage that went into my mouth. This is not something I'm great at, and to do it for the entire day was a big deal for me. If my Fitbit said I was in the red (too many calories in for output of calories), I ... Read more

  • Getting serious here!

    1/19/2015 1:31:33 PM, by NOREGRET2010

    Woke up feeling great this a.m. That is fabulous, let me tell you, after several months of NOT feeling fabulous, well rested, happy, motivated....feels good to feel good! Facing this encroaching gain-instead-of-loss thing, I began tracking every bite and every sip this a.m. I watch my Fit... Read more

  • Great day!

    1/15/2015 10:20:18 AM, by KATIBUG49

    Yesterday went great, got up, took the kids to school & then went to the community center to workout, loved it. I could get use to this part about not having childcare kids during the day - the only problem is, "Money". Oh well we can do it, just change the way we spend money & the good point is now... Read more

  • Thursday Check In

    1/15/2015 7:41:57 AM, by NOREGRET2010

    CPAP: 100% Mood: Much improved Fatigue: Still causing problems, but slowly getting better with CPAP use, I think? Organization goal: Missed yesterday, but otherwise good 10 Min exercise: Missed yesterday The good sleep, mood improvement and less fatigue are pretty much vital to the... Read more

  • Day 7 out of 100 days of healthy changes

    1/13/2015 8:03:28 PM, by CYNTHIUSS

    I went for a great walk yesterday and today, I'm on 5 straight day of 40 minute intense PT circuits, I made 8500 steps on fitbit yesterday, my goal is 7000 (post knee injury...minimal mobility, etc). I should make that goal easy today. I'm still withdrawing from candy crush, scramble with friends, c... Read more

  • Life

    1/13/2015 1:48:37 PM, by KATIBUG49

    Wow, it's been a long time since I posted a blog or even got on SparkPeople. Life has been busy &a little crazy, I haven't' had time for anything. My mom was visiting for the last 3 weeks, so I made sure all my free time was spent with her. We took her home to Texas on Saturday & Monday she ended up... Read more

  • Tuesday Check In

    1/13/2015 8:38:37 AM, by NOREGRET2010

    Well, here we are....Tuesday. Yesterday step goal was 7K, didn't make it. This is a bit deceiving. I danced about 1.5-2 hours yesterday and I sweated my butt off.. The nature of belly dance is to dance with bent knees, the feet glide. So steps don't register the same. I'm happy with my exerci... Read more

  • NOT MEASLES! Heat Rash! (Millaria Rubra)

    1/13/2015 5:52:00 AM, by LEXIE63

    Heatrash! (Miliaria Rubra) Tara got overheated and this was the result. Her temp did get quite high, and she was sleeping under a blanket with the heating on higher than it should have been. Anyhow, the rash is not spreading, and we are keeping her less bundled up. She is still very poorly, with ... Read more

  • And here it is Monday again...

    1/12/2015 10:23:02 AM, by NOREGRET2010

    So, yesterday's weigh in had me up 1 pound. This is okay, because the week before I'd lost 3. So I am exactly on track for my 1 pound a week goal. Thinking about that one pound, I know the culprit. Safeway oatmeal craisin cookies. They come in packs of two and are delicious. Really delicious. ... Read more

  • Tara has Measles!

    1/10/2015 6:05:07 PM, by LEXIE63

    Oh dear, what started as apparent flu on Wednesday took a turn today when a rash appeared on Tara's upper body. She has measles. Lots and lots of them! Poor kid! She is not a happy camper! And I've never had measles myself. Didn't catch them when Bry had them as a toddler. Didn't ... Read more

  • Saturday Check In

    1/10/2015 8:05:29 AM, by NOREGRET2010

    6K step a day goal: Floundering. I think I need to revise it. Rather than "rise to 6K steps a day in two weeks" Perhaps "Increase step count by 10% each week". Thinking on it 10 Min organization goal: Hit and miss, but more hit than miss. CPAP: 100% - though I have played a bit with taki... Read more

  • New food discovery...

    1/9/2015 11:45:46 AM, by LEXIE63

    I've been following that January quick start thingee, and getting the emails each day. One of them was about finding a new food. Well, that remains to be done at this time, but I have re-purposed an old favourite of mine. :-) Cheese on toast can be pretty hefty, calorie-wise, with little t... Read more

  • Day 2 emotions seesawing..Make a Wish..

    1/8/2015 6:20:11 PM, by CYNTHIUSS

    I had no idea how much 'candy crush' and 'scramble with friends' kept my emotions at bay! When I was overwhelmed I zoned out in games, forgot I was overwhelmed and happily moved into my next tasks. Now I'm like a fish out of water floundering, reaching to munch and numb on salt, sugar, crunchy, I'm... Read more

  • I crocheted a hat...

    1/7/2015 5:39:46 PM, by LEXIE63

    Link to the pattern:
    xt-challenge-january-2015/ It is Canadian, the group, and the pattern is American, but easil... Read more

  • 100 days, another 100

    1/7/2015 12:49:34 PM, by CYNTHIUSS

    What did I do with my last 100? There were some jewels in there... October, November, December... Traditions, holidays, starting/facilitating a young adult group 'transitioning into adulthood' group, poetry, child's health improving, doing more physical therapy, joining pagan women's group, fitb... Read more

  • Wednesday Check In

    1/7/2015 8:37:16 AM, by NOREGRET2010

    6K step a day goal: Up and down, hit and miss. CPAP goal: 100% 10 min organizing goal: Little hit and miss 10 min exercise goal: 75% Depression - better, slow climb out of the tar pits of blackness. Stress: This continues to be an issue. Work stress is high. Supervisi... Read more

  • candy crush stole my life

    1/6/2015 2:55:13 PM, by CYNTHIUSS

    Today I deleted the game....I'd spent an hour on it before 9am, before I'd even had breakfast! That was an hour of my life I could have spent doing so many other things. I then realistically looked at my time on electronics. Facebook, words with friends, pintrest, scramble with friends, scrabble, ca... Read more

  • Making mistakes is not such a bad thing...

    1/5/2015 6:03:50 PM, by LEXIE63

    Just a very quick share. I spotted this on Facebook, and thought it was a lovely way of looking at mistakes. Instead of beating ourselves up, we should celebrate that we tried at least. :-) Here's to making lots of mistakes ... Read more

  • Monday, Monday

    1/5/2015 7:55:27 AM, by NOREGRET2010

    I've been doing the 1 pound a week loss challenge over at 50 somethings with 50-99 team (or something like that anyway!) and so far, so good - 3 pounds last week. This is, however, recycled weight. I keep losing and gaining the same 10 pounds since fall. I'm hoping with the challenge I can get ... Read more

  • Bolly Sauce: The Results!

    1/4/2015 6:01:33 PM, by LEXIE63

    The answers to the weird words are as follows: Peggie Stuff - toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash (think toothy-pegs from childhood) Tin Toms - Tinned Tomatoes Smellies - Deodorant Sos Cass Stuff - Sausage Casserole ingredients Yarg - Cheese (no one has heard of Cornish Ya... Read more

  • Two Pounds Down!

    1/4/2015 5:46:34 PM, by LEXIE63

    Well, that was a pleasant surprise at my first Sunday weigh-in of 2015. :-) Started the year at 14 stone, 2 1/2 pounds, and I'm now 14 stone and 1/2 a pesky pound. :-) I know that was partly because of the diverticular 'flush' (polite way of saying very upset tummy), and partly because my ... Read more

  • The light at the end of the tunnel

    1/4/2015 8:55:37 AM, by NOREGRET2010

    i don't think I realized how depressed I really was until a friend was over yesterday and for no real reason at all I wanted to bawl my eyes out. I'm not a fact, I think it might be helpful for me if I COULD release some of my stress etc in tears. So to just well up with tears out of nowh... Read more

  • Bolly Sauce and other oddities...

    1/3/2015 8:06:35 AM, by LEXIE63

    It seems I have confused a few peeps with my reference yesterday to 'bolly sauce'. LOL It is just the way I shorten the words Bolognese Sauce. Sorry for the confusion. When I write out my shopping list I shorten lots of words or use other names. If I ever hand it over to my dau... Read more

  • Why 10 minutes matter...

    1/2/2015 6:29:04 PM, by LEXIE63

    Day 2 of the 30-day challenge, and I had to do 10 minutes of exercise. Well, I don't get the emails until lunchtime, but I decided that as far as possible I would do as they say, whether or not I'd already done somethign to qualify. Obviously, I shall find this sentiment tested as I go through the ... Read more