60,000-79,999 SparkPoints
CHARTHESTAR's Recent Blog Entries

2nd Nike walk with Elizabeth

Monday, September 03, 2012

2nd Nike walk with Elizabeth today. I went father & went faster than before.3.88 miles in 87 minutes.
Beat my last Walk in distance also.
Is so nice when the sidewalks are smooth and I can go a little faster!If they're really rough and I'm on side streets- I will walk in that in the street facing traffic.
I headed towards a new walking area. And made it there in just less than two miles. My goal was to go all the way around it and walk back. however it started sprinkling and didn't want to take a chance of downpour so I turned around went home.
It's a real nice area that was redone just a couple years ago and part of the walk you can walk around on the 'small island' in the river.
A lot people walk/run . Walk their dogs ride & their bikes. Most People are friendly. However most people are friendly when I walk around the neighborhood too.


Unplanned dinner invitation

Friday, August 31, 2012

Days I work I usually have my morning drink and my lunch is my main meal and then a snack in the afternoon and another small dinner snack.
Ballet at work as usual and when I left work I ended up getting an invitation to go out for a barbecue.
So I went and splurge and had grilled hamburger with one slice of cheese and tomato and mayonnaise and ear of corn and a very small serving of potato salad- like I fourth of a cup.
Before dinner and a little guacamole and chips and after dinner magnum ice cream bar.
That one meal had my calories for the whole day and I didn't plan on it.
It's much better to plan ahead for meals.
But if I have spare the moment dinner invitations in the future I need to decide before I get there when I'm going to have. Most of time if I get a dinner invitation and it worked I go out and just get a side salad for dinner and that works just fine.
I absolutely love fresh grilled hamburgers and I hardly ever have a bun. So next time I'll skip the bun and just enjoy the good hamburger.

Plus I didn't get my exercise and like I had planned.
Tomorrow definitely is my make up day!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

CHARTHESTAR 9/1/2012 12:27AM

    The other thing I learned about this experience is this is how I was eating the majority of the time.
I never used to track my food salad and it is big eye-opener. so this is just another eye-opener that tells me how much better I been doing these last couple months. And I proud of myself because the majority of the time I'm in within my limits. I had that is something to be proud of.
I do better when I was on vacation. However yesterday I was off and I ate pretty light so if I combined the two days I can still be on track.
Plus I heard it is a very good idea to mixup your calorie intake from day-to-day so your body doesn't know what to expect and won't go into a starvation mode because you don't eat very much on one day.

Now I'm way past bedtime and I have to be up in four hours so I better get to sleep

Report Inappropriate Comment
NANCYPAT1 9/1/2012 12:01AM

    The BEST way I have found to treat an UNPLANNED special invitation is to ENJOY yourself, make the best choices you can with what is available, enjoy the company and do NOT feel guilty regardless of what you ATE. You can eat a little less tomorrow and maybe the next day, but don't punish yourself or beat yourself up over a wonderful meal. You are ALLOWED to eat and ENJOY your food even when it is a little bit off your plan - as long as it is not every day or every meal - once in a while is OKAY and the REALLY important thing is NOT FEEL GUILTY - if you are not thrilled with your choices, plan for what you are going to do next time (oh, that's right, you ALREADY have a PLAN and you rock!!)

Report Inappropriate Comment

3rd Nike Run-Best so far!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

I really didn't feel like doing anything today but I made myself go for 10 minutes. So I turn my Nike app and it says your last mileage or something to that effect. Okay fine I said yes. I haven't started it right away so I guesstimated how far I really walked the first time which was 2.5 miles. even though it said 2.11 miles.
So Michael for today was 2.25 miles to start walking and I was really not feeling good and started sprinkling . I started thinking I should just go home. But thenstarted my music and off I went. Finish one Miles then two then hit my goal and kept walking Luxor and meet my goal by over a mile.
Office with ankle weights wrist weights on. boy do I feel good and proud of myself.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

THE_NEW_MELISSA 8/27/2012 10:05AM

    Awesome job!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TRICIAE2 8/27/2012 8:31AM


Report Inappropriate Comment
MARATHONDAD 8/27/2012 8:27AM

    great job

Report Inappropriate Comment
WINNIE1978 8/27/2012 5:18AM


Report Inappropriate Comment

Spark is not a diet-- but a life plan

Saturday, August 25, 2012

I wrote this on my daily challenge A(which is a small challenge to accomplish everyday to improve your well-being). Someone asked what was spark when I wrote I had been more active on this site.

My spark I do is the spark people web site. I JUST LOVE IT! and the more I do the most I love it. It says it is a diet plan. BUT IT IS NOT. It is a life plan and you plan it!. it has information, resources, video. IT IS FREE. which is amazing for all that it provides. and spark friends. I am not sure what is more valuable. the information, trackers or the support from other spark people. When it comes down to it I would say... in that order. TO START WITH. now that I have become more active in giving myself a healthy life the tracker are helping me but the support from the spark friends means so much. some people are really busy- have finished the tough part of getting to there goals but still stay active to help motivate others. that truly impresses me. I get tears in my eyes when I think of some of my spark friends because they take time out of there busy lives to make a difference to others. It really mean something to me when they like or comment on something I have written or done.
This is my link:
you get points for things and get to use them to give yourself and others little (or big) goodies. they are just virtual but- they actually mean something to people on here.
I don't have many regrets but I wish I gotten active when I first found it. then again maybe the time was not right for me then but is now. I am just glad it is making a positive difference in my life!


A new sign of ageing and I need advice (it is not what you think)

Friday, August 24, 2012

This is not what I was going to blog about but it is the main thing on my mind right now.

There are many signs of aging. I have several and have had them for some time now and neither have made me be sad or upset. Those are wrinkles and white hair. Is bruising more easily another one? I seem to have that more also.

I just found one and I am not happy about it and I am wondering if there is anything I can do about it. I looked down at my forearm and saw a blood blister. I think that is what it is called.
My mom seems to get them a lot. Don't know when I got it or how I got it. Is it caused by your skin getting thinner?

The reason I am so upset about it is because I am a picker. While that is not necessarily a bad thing- I tend to scar easily which THAT makes it a bad thing. Plus when I pick and pick I tend to get Keloids or Hypertrophic scars which I do not like.

Any one have suggestions on what I can do to help my skin not get these? If I don't have them I won't be tempted to 'pick' at them.

Just questions. Advice welcome!

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LE7_1234 8/26/2012 11:10PM

    For better, for worse, I'm addicted to Wikipedia....

The entry for blood blisters didn't say anything about increasing with age. In fact, it mentioned where professional pitchers usually get them.

There was a link to cherry (hem)angioma, which does seem to be age related:

"The underlying cause for the development of cherry angiomas is not understood, much because of a lack of interest in the subject. "... probably because they're not dangerous.

If this is what you have, it doesn't sound like they go away on their own, but they can be removed. (My daughter was born with a type of hemangioma that's basically gone now, but left a puffy patch of skin.)

I'd stick with the blood blister theory--and claim it's like the pitchers. You're just so active, your skin can't keep up. :-)

Report Inappropriate Comment
WINNIE1978 8/26/2012 7:19AM

    I don't know about the skin issue... but I've been noticing several white hairs lately and it's bugging the heck out of me. I am only 33 years old! =(

Report Inappropriate Comment
1BEACHWALKER 8/25/2012 12:22AM

    I asked two Dr.s why my arms are like that! I hate it! They did say aging, the skin gets thinner. My arms are the worst- I just bump something and it bleeds underneath. My husband accidentally scratched my arm with his fingernail while walking out a door and there it happened again. I can't even carry a purse on my arms anymore or I will look awful. Mine doesn't look like blisters. My one Dr. suggested taking vitamins that help the skin (A) and blood (K). It may help, but I don't know....haven't tried it yet - he just told me recently.
Growing old sure isn't for sissies! It is hard! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Last Page