Sunday, July 26, 2009
Looking over what I've accomplished so far this summer, (based on the summer challenge I've been on with a Spark Team) I have to say that I haven't accomplished what I set out to do.
However I must remain positive in all that I do, so here are my positive thoughts with regards to my challenge.
I always challenge myself to lose weight. I started with Sparks at 295 lbs and am now in the 220's so this in itself is positive.
I always challenge myself to be active. With osteoarthritis in both knees and tendency to get tendonitis in my heels and arches I am very challenged at times with being active. However my activity level has increased, I now workout at a local hotel using their weight machines, recumbent bike, swimming pool. I can go for much longer walks and have my own workout regime in my home, which includes my Wii Fit, stretchy bands, dumbbells, and anything else I can find that will work my body.
I always challenge myself to eat healthy, and my "diet" is very healthy. I do not eat anything "white", all grains, veggies, fruits, fish and chicken, low fat dairy products.
So now reflecting back on what I challenged myself to I can give myself a pat on the back for a job well done.
Now what I do need to do to finish the challenge off with a big bang..... watch my healthy portions..... don't stray to treats too often..... my treat day has always been Saturday and I need to make sure I limit it to Saturday.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
So far I am enjoying my time off.... and I am using it for ME !
Yesterday I spent most of the day in town, worked the weight machines, rode the recumbent bike, went swimming, soaked in hot tub and did 5 min. in Sauna. Then did some shopping, what a great workout. Went out visiting with Shannon, normally I stay home as I'm tired from working and have things around the house to do.
Today, I have been home all day, been playing on the computer, doing laundry, cleaning the house. I pushed myself on my recumbent bike to do 30 minutes, burned 200 calories. Sasha and I have been for a nice walk around our lane once the sun came out this afternoon. I've been eating right on program and downed 8 glasses of water.
Now I'm off to the dentist for a checkup and cleaning.
Yes I am very, very happy.
Sunday, July 19, 2009
We were asked on our ITC challenge this week to decorate our Spark Page to reflect our team.
Please check out my Spark Page !
So how did I do ????
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
So I couldn't go for a hike in the mountains or in the hills, so I chose to go to our park on my drive home from the city.
Parked the car and the dog and I started to walk along the path, first thing we spotted of course was another person walking a dog. Sasha just loves to meet people but isn't too friendly with other dogs, so we had to walk around them. For a little dog (she's a yorkie) she thinks she's a bull mastiff in size.
We continue along the trail and sport a chipmunk scurrying across the path, that's sets her barking. But we keep going. 15 minutes to the end of the trail and we are now going down the grassy hill down to the beach. I live right beside the Atlantic Ocean, and this is a beautiful sandy beach (of course I forgot my camera home so no pics to share). It was overcast and not to warm so there were no swimmers or sunbathers on the beach.
the tide was out so it makes for a wonderful walk, we walked as far along the beach as we could, then came to the rocks and turned around and headed back to the path that leads through the grass back up on the trail.
Along the trail there are other trails that go down towards the beach, and I glance back at one of those trails and I couldn't believe it.... there was a fox scooting down the trail. Sasha didn't spot it, don't know why, maybe the wind was in the wrong direction, but we kept on going.
It was a nice invigorating walk... but after my 7 hour return trip to the city and then my walk, tonight I'm played out.
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