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Told not to gather in lobby I checked to see if others were as were told. This is the lobby at the time we have coffee hour.I am asking my Spark Family to join me each day at 2pm Pacific time to raise a glass to Spark People and Spark Friends. Come join me with what ever you like to drink. I am having a an iced French vanilla latte that I make at home.I bought these plants a few years a go and don't remember what they are called, i believe they grow wild in Hawaii, i am in California. I don't know a lot about plants but care for and love my little indoor garden i have more photos on my page.Your life is only as good as your mindsetHaving fun doing the Spring 5% challenge. In this stressful time it is good to keep working on our goalsWhat keeps tempting me Subway. I love the bead a sub is on. I like all the sandwiches even the Veggie Delight that is like a salad in a French roll.I sat a goal today of doing 120 minutes of exercise and I met that goal with weights, walking and my peddler. I am going to be stronger going out of this month than I was going in. Now to just get my eating under control. LolI live in downtown surrounded by high-rises and long some days for grass and hardens. I as increasing my exercise and set out to walk for 60 minutes. I set out walking a street i had not gone down before and 3 block away i found grass and gardens.Best exercise equipment i have had. This one i really use. I put it down in front of me, put my feet in it, turn the TV on and peddle away. I do 120 minutes a day in two sessions of 60 minutes. My nutritionist says i am burning 800 calories. I do 6x a week, taking Sunday as a rest day.#BeforeAndAfter the out break of the virus in my city at first sent me on a binge of junk food and than i said no i am not giving up. I borrowed my Hubby's peddler and started exercising, i joined WW and now the weight is coming off again. I use to weigh 210 before Spark People.I have been doing most days a total of at least 120/minutes of exercise. It is helping with my weight loss to but mostly it is getting me strongerIt is coming off slow but it is coming off. I am after all a turtle. Lol. I have increased my exercise now to just get a hold better of my eating. I have had some rough dealing with stay at home but am trying and that is the best i can do.Today's lunch
2 cups spring mix
1 oz chicken breast
1 oz cheddar cheese
1 TBS poppy seed dressingA team mate posted this and i thought yeah that's right no one else is doing it so i had better get on track and stay there!!!#BeforeAndAfteri started st 210 in 2011 and noe weigh 160. I wont say it was any set diet that helped me lose weight it was all i learned about nutrition from reading, classes and here on Spark. My advice learn as much as you can and than put it to work.Fitting in to size S clothes, i use to wear size XL . i feel great and i tell everyone Spark People to get the right advice and education. Losing weight is part what goes on in your mind way before that food gets to your mouth#BeforeAndAfterbefore before photo from 2011 before Spark. I reached my small goal of weighing 159 woohoo. I have no set diet just a lot of changes in my eating habits. I eat few carbs except fruit. I rarely have fast food. I eat a big salad once a day and mostly eat fish and chicken with lots of vegetables. What helped me this month was not binging on sweets.What does today's quote mean to you "Little by little a little becomes a lot"My favorite mealI just finished my latest painting. I really enjoyed doing this one.I paint to relieve stress and boredom. Here are my latest two paints. One is called Carnival ladies can you see the two ladies?#BeforeAndAfterbefire photo is from Sept. 2011 before i joined Spark People. I went from size 20 jeans to size 8. I did it by eating good 80% of the time and ate junk food 20% of the time. I do love to take walks and use my peddlerI met a goal for this month of being in the 150's and not go back to the 160's by the end if the month and i did it. My reward will be a nice new mask.This is how i feel today wanting to freely go as i want but i can not with this virus. I need to go out as little as i can. Just going out for food and than only in my neighborhood, i am not riding the bus or light rail train.
I will not stress eat!!!!I whipped up a Spring painting to put a bright spot in my Hubby's bedroom/living room. I put it near our indoor garden. Can you see the lady in this one?Here is my latest painting, can you see the girl in it? It is an abstract and you see what you want in it. I just painted as my feeling flowed down my paint brush. I had a lot of fun with it and can't wait to start a new canvas.This is not me this who i was before Spark People. I have changed my eating habit and i exercise most every day. I am 44 pounds lighter. It is easier to do most every like trying my shoes.day 834 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 2/2/2020I fast 3x s week and have been being bad lately and not fasting and eating high calorie foods so was not surprised that the scale was up again today. 167 on the scale today and I was so upset when I rI thought s waist poach was going to make me look so fat and was feeling fat until i caught site of myself in the bathroom mirror in the restroom. I use to weigh 210 i now weigh166. Hard to get out of that mind set of being a big fat women. Have others of you felt the same way? #BeforeAndAfterI gave myself a Christmas i worked hard on my fasting days and got back to my small goal weight of 163 #BeforeAndAfter my before photo date is wrong it is September 2011I am going to have an awesome week!!!Here is a my before photo from 2011 where i put a lot of weight on my 5'2" frame and here is a photo of what i look like now. I put on this weight by eating out. I pledge to myself and my Spark family to eat my meals at home or meals i pack from home fallowing the plan i made of healthy meals. I will remember that these are meals made from food i like!! #BeforeAndAfterNew week great chance to eat healthy, lunch 1 oz cheese, 1 oz almonds, 1 cup lemon cucumber, 1 cup red bell pepper and 1/4 pearMy hobby a little table top indoor garden. I have had one for years and did nit know how this one would take with the move in May. They were moved in the bed of a pick up through town. They had a lot more light in the old apartment and were on the first floor. They are facing a different way to the sun and are 12 flights up. They seem to love it and are thrivingday 37 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 9/11/2019day 690 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 9/11/2019I have reached a new level in the Summer 5% Challenge team by exercising every day, posting with my team and doing other challenges. I want to thank all my Spark Friends for their support, THANK YOU!!!!Last week i won a medal in the 5% weight loss challenge for losing 50% of my weight loss goal. I did this even though i have a sprained knee and had chocolate cake most every day. I did it by walking 30+ minutes a day and counting calories. If i can do it so can you !!!Reached a new level in the 5% Challenged by tracking my exercise and doing other simple challenges every day. I like the challenges as they are helping me to get healthier and strongerWell some weight is coming off with Summer 5% Challenge. Have sprain my knee but still taking my walks. Am eating on track staying in my allotment for the day.Reached new level in the Summer 5% Challenge from doing my challenge task everyday. The reward of Ruby level is nice but what is nice is i am getting healthier and losing weight.Got my 10,00 miles in today walking to the supermarket and around the Farmer's market. I got good buys on white peaches, plums, hot peppers, corn, two kinds of grapes and treated hubby and me two big whole wheat oatmeal cookies. #BeforeAndAfter the dates under my photos is wrong, the before is from 2011 before Spark People.I lost some weight again this week. I took off 2 pounds i put on last week. I am not doing good on the 5% challenge because i am smoking weed and getting the munchies. I am snacking to much in the evening. I am going to stop smoking weed. It was fun but not as much fun as losing weight i want offReached a new level for tracking my exercise every day all week. I may only at this time be walking for 30 but that is with a leg that hurts so i am doing pretty good!!!!!Doing good on the 5% Challenge. Now to keep it up and not have a lot of carbs.week 4 of my streak for "Exercise for at least 200 minutes per week" earned 7/31/2019day 21 of my streak for "Track food or water" earned 7/31/2019day 648 of my streak for "Log in and spin the SparkPoints wheel" earned 7/31/2019Mid week and i have reached my goal of weekly exercise. I try to do ,180 minutes of walking a week. I try to walk for 30 minutes every day but some days that doesn't happen so i make up for it by walking more on days i can get out for the day. I am the main caretaker of my disabled hubby. He is a functional quadriplegicI sm going to wear my bracelet to remind me to eat rightEarned a badge with the Summer 5% challenge for posting and keeping on task all weekSummer goal lose 5% that is 8.6 pounds.Every day should be filled with doing things that keep you happy and away from stress and comfort foods.
Today i am taking walks and hanging out at Starbucks doing my Sparking.Woke up blue and not wanting to get out of bed until i read this thst a team leader posted. It made me see that my life is really great,!!!Reached new level in Spring 5% challenge by exercising every day and getting out in the sunshineI bought myself a reward to celebrate my reaching a goal. I love turquoise, it is my birth store, and turtles are my spirit animal. This bracelet was the perfect reward for a job well doneDoing low carb reached goal of being what I weighed before hubby fall. Also May 6th got marriedI stopped a binge before it happened by getting on Spark People and reading posts from team mates on my Spark teams.Went up a rank in Spring 5% challenge for posting my exercise every day. I am doing good on the challenge having lost a little over my 5% weight loss. I am doing low carb. I talked to my nutritionist and he is happy with what i am doing and my results.Doing great on 5% challenge team even though i was busy with a wedding and move to new apartment.Posted a photoWe did it tied the knot. After 14 years together and living together for over 6 it was time to get marriedLost 14 lb in April doing fasts 3x weekGood week, Two out of three fasting days, lost 3.2 pounds for a total of little over 11 pounds since i started liquid fasting againI asked my hubby to support me in my fasting and on eating days my not snacking all evening. I was able to not binge for over a week now, my goal is a streak of 21 days. You do some thing for 21 days it is s habit. I can do this with the help and support of my loving hubby.Keeping my hands busy so no mindless snacking i made hubby a Native American inspired necklace using bison bone beads and wood beans. Hubby and i ate part native.Starbucks today, first a chicken sausage and bacon biscuit for breakfast/lunch and than got my star reward a free salad to have for dinner. I am also going to have an apple and a cutie for my two snacks. I have my meals planned for the day. I think planning my meals is a good idea.Fasting from lunch Monday to lunch Tuesday with only and apple for dinner, a small apple. Drinking lots of water.#BeforeAndAfter from blond to what was to be brown but looks black lol. Oh the fun of coloring your hair#BeforeAndAfter I have done a lot of progress since joining Spark People . I am a Grandmother 61 years old. I set a goal of 135, my collage weight. Should I keep going to that goal? My doctor says I am fine at this weight. What do you think? Should i keep going to that goalSetemper 2011 not happyForget the mistake remember the lessonDream bigToday I went to Meals on wheels café and had a nice chicken meal.Sensible dinner, crock pot chicken thigh with red potatoes and sliced tomatosSensible eating, tuna pack with 1 teaspoon Mayo on toast with a plumYesterday's breakfast was a bottle of Starbucks coffee today i am eating more sensibly. I had two eggs 1/4 cup cheese scrambled topped with Sriracha sauce and a slice of dry whole wheat toast. I had a glass of sparkling water with that.BreakfastNew month new start to get it right. Have been off track for some time. I am going back to doing what i was doing before, rewarding myself with stickers on my calendar when i stay on track. And only having two days a week that i eat one treat food.My hubby is a functioning quadriplegic regaining use of his arms legs slowly. Today i am going to be grateful for the simple things i can do that he can not. I am going to thank the great creator and fell truly blessed.I drink way too many caffeine drinks in a day and am having problems with anxiety attacks. I saw a Native American herbalist and am drinking herb teas in the afternoon and only 4 Starbucks green teas in the morning.Today's goal drink lots water!!!! Wash away carb/water weight gain that might happen when i get on the scale. Today is weigh in day.I am tracking all my foods for the day and was glad to see my cake for today has calorie count on it. Will eat half todayToday's goal eat on the low side of Spark people allotment for the day for me. I started with Starbucks reduced fat turkey sandwich and ice green tea with sugar free raspberry syrup.Today is Hubby's birthday and i am have a thin slice of cake and small bowl ice cream. Goal is to not go back for seconds. I can do it!!Made my vision board yesterday and have it posted right where I can see it right where I am most of the time. I will be able to see it clearly so I will be inspired to stay on track. Started the day with a healthy bean and egg burrito on a whole wheat tortilla.September 2011, not happyTonight's dinner big salad. Most vegetables taste very better to me but I love salads. Spring and summer are my favorite time of year to eat salads.Keeping busy my DIY project painted old weather wooden TV tray tableMy wedding set designed by me!!! I used the three rings dear hubby bought meMy idea of s healthy breakfast 2 medium eggs 1/4 cup salsa and dry tosstEven though I love my hubby dearly today I am taking some time for myself. I am taking a long walk up town, going to the library, out to brunch, shopping for a new ring, to the library and Starbucks.Have to get up early to take hubby to doctor appointment woke a few minutes before alarm went offAm having fun playing the game of tracking everything i eat or drink and staying in my calorie allotmentI am doing a streak of 100 goals doing one a day. Yesterday's was tracking my food and staying in my allotment for the day. I did very good and the scale is down 2 pounds today . Today's goal is to communicate my feelings. There is to be no emotional eating out of anger.Indoor garden, bought some new plants to put in the back instead of junk food#BeforeAndAfter.
Before photo from 2011.
I have come a long way but I thought I had come far enough and started eating what ever junk food I wanted and weight is going up again. I need to nip this in the bud and get back on track.I am trying some thing new to bust the Plateau I've been on for over a year now, I am going to eat off a 7 inch plate eating a little over a cup of food a meal. I am eating 3 meals and 2 snacks.Plans changed and went out to eat where i over ate on fried mini shrimp and french fries, i feel sick now. No dinner tonight!!!
Photo is before Spark People but it is what my belly feels like right now, so over fullLove my new look for Spring#BeforeAndAfter
New month new look, marching in to March with a clear mind and good attitude to get back on track and stay on truck. Eating with a plan and walking as much as I canThunder storm and hail like I have never seen in my part of Sunny CaliPositive quote for today, motivation comes and goes you need to learn to build habitsHubby's ocean wall in his man cave. Making his room fun to be in is good for his health and mineProtein shakes todayToday's meal plan protein shakes and coffee with plenty of water tooStarted up my own fitness challenge and asking my Spark friends to join me in doing 30 minutes at least of exercise, l
Let's rock this thing!!!!Me and the love of my life my hubby Ron. We have both lost over 30 poundsA dear Spark friend ported this today and I thought it sounded great. "Worry free Wednesday.
Be calm but move on and never give up"
I am going to do this todayMy sweet little apartment kitchen where i make all my healthy mealsPosted a goalPositive quote of the day
"Today id the perfect day to start living your dreams"Walked almost an hour todayHubby and I are doing greatScale my friend since i stopped dieting and just went back to the good habits that helped me lose the first 50 pounds, no fast food no junk food an except for breakfast only eating when hungry. I also eat only 3 meals and one snack. I eat my dinner and lunch on a blue 8 inch plate and do not take seconds. I have also stopped eating a snack in the evening
Before photo from 2011 #BeforeAndAfterI posted photos yesterday on the community feed, you can see the photos on my psgeHubby"s man caveSharing photos of my little indoor garden. I live in an apartment and really love to take walks and look at other peoples gardens today i walked 2.59 miles in 59 minitesPosted a photoweek 18 of my streak for "Walk/Run 5 miles per week" earned 11/2/2017week 3 of my streak for "Walk/Run 10 Miles per Week" earned 10/11/2017This shouts at me every time I open the fridge, makes me stop and make the right choiceNew vision board on fridge
Scale going down again with Sonoma diet that emulates the Mediterranean diet program. I love this way of eating am not hungry.Positive quote-Your body will not change if you don't learn to build a strong mind
Hubby and I both woke up in great moods. The scale even liked me down 2 pounds this week. I have been eating on track and getting in a few walks. We did not do our usual over eating take out food/pay day meal and I think that helped. I did not give in to chips, candy or cookies, either
Sciatica has stopped hurting, and that helps with my walks.
This is a new week let's do it right!!!!
week 7 of my streak for "Walk/Run 10 Miles per Week" earned 8/25/2017Today I think I look pretty good, scale not my friend today but mirror is. Some times you have to go by NSV too.
The old me
week 48 of my streak for "Walk/Run 5 miles per week" earned 6/20/2017Work in progress 9-16-2012June 22. 2013 work in progressOctober 2014 work in progress September 2015, 44 pounds offFeb. 2017 Mondays are for fresh startsMay 6, 2017 Hubby-Ron up and about in his man caveHubby home and happy 2-4-17Inclined Towards DessertsHubby looking good after losing 20 pounds2016 vision board showing my commitment to myselfSpring 2015, over 40 pounds lost with Spark PeopleMy handsome HubbyMy handsome hubby My hubby chilling outhaving fun with my late best friend Terry, the funny guy next to me, he is missed by so many down 20 poundswork in progress Nov. 11, 2012February 2015Vision board 3/5/2014 Connect With The WorldWise turtle
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