Friday, February 19, 2010
Okay, this is freaking me out. I was initially supposed to eat 1,400 cals daily. Then I started working out a little and I was supposed to go up to 1,510 a day. And then I up my workout and the system wants me to eat even more??? 1,630 seems like SO much food. I will do it... I will make my minimums.
It just seems that if I work out to burn 300 - 400 calories, I should not have to EAT 1,000 more calories. It just freaks me out that I'm trying to lose weight and this crazy program keeps telling me to eat more food. I know, I know the body needs food like a car needs gas to run.
Must trust the Spark!!
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
So, I up my workouts to doing Wii for about 30 minutes (plus silly games) and doing the 28 day challenge on EA Sports Active, and walking 2 1/2+ miles on my 'rest' days. This change is from pretty much sitting on my behind all day. Oh yeah, and I was on the low end of my calorie range for a whole week. So why is it I only lose half a pound in a week???
Because it was also a couple of handfulls! When I bought 2 new pair of jeans just before Christmas, they fit my like a (nice curvy) glove. Now, I get a handful of fabric off both cheeks. WOO HOO! As much as I hated going up one size, I'm gonna LOVE going down one!
Sometimes the proof is not in the scales, not in the lbs or kgs, ladies and gentlemen! Sometimes, it's in the handfulls!!
Friday, February 12, 2010
It's been a long difficult week. I lost a very dear friend. He was only 40 years old. Healthy, worked out, played sports, didn't drink, NEVER did drugs. He was kind, giving, loving person who would never hurt a fly (I watched him carry a spider outside the house once!). It's hard enough on we, who knew and loved Oleg to lose him. He also just brought his mother over from Ukraine, was married a few years ago and had a 2 1/2 year old beautiful baby girl.
With a little help from my friends, in person and online, I will get through this. With a little help from my friends, we will teach little Sasha what a special man her father was. With a little help from my friends, we will remember Oleg and live to be better people, to take care of each other and our selves.
Thanks to SparkPeople for being there when what I really wanted to do was bury my head in a pint of Ben and Jerry's, for getting me to drag my a$$ out of bed in the morning and work out when I really just wanted to drag my blankie over my head and hide.
Monday, February 08, 2010
Who would you call if you knew tomorrow wouldn't come? What would you do? What would you say?
I lost a very dear friend last week. He was 40 years old, didn't drink, didn't smoke, ate healthy, worked out. He was married almost 4 years ago and has a 2 1/2 year old beautiful daughter. He was one of those people who always helped others. He saw the good in people that sometimes nobody else saw. Strays, whether people or cats, always found their way to his open door and open heart. I think that's what happened. He gave away so much, that his heart just stopped. He died suddenly and without warning last Tuesday.
For the last 2 years, we called and spoke regularly about how busy we were. How much we miss each other, having dinners together, going skiing, little weekend trips. We always said would get together next week, next month, tomorrow. We just ran out of tomorrows.
Spark friends, I am handing you a task. Call that old friend from high school/college, your favourite Aunt, the little old lady down the street... Whoever it is on that list we all have. I have always called it the "I'll call them tomorrow" list. Stop thinking about it. You DO have 15 minutes to chat, write a letter, post an email.
Don't wait for tomorrow, it might not happen.
Friday, February 05, 2010
A is for Age: 42... and counting
B is for Booze: Beer, wine, vodka, rum... just nothing served with pop!
C is for Career: Manager of Handicapping and Course Rating (Golf Courses)
D is for Dad's name: Norman
E is for Essential items to bring to a party: Artichoke/Spinach dip
F is for Favorite song or music: anything I can dance to!
G is for Goof off thing to do: ROLLER COASTERS!!
H is for Hometown: Marshfield, MA
I is for Instrument you play: Cello
J is for Jam orJelly you like: Grandma's strawberry rhubarb jamMmmmmm.
K is for Kids: none
L is for Living arrangement: just Me and an orchid I have somehow kept alive for 3 years
M is for Mom's name: Pat, Patsy
N is for Best Friend's Name: DNise
O is for Overnight Stay in a Hospital: Hysterectomy (almost 6 years ago!!)
P is for Phobias: Serious fear of public speaking
Q is for Quote you like: "Do or Do Not, there is no try!" ~Yoda
R is for Relationship that lasted longest: 6 or 7 months... *sigh* (I don't get it... I'm a catch!)
S is for Siblings: 2 older brothers
T is for Texas, ever been?: Just the airports ;-)
U is for Unique trait : I love to go to the movies alone!
V is for vegetable you love: zuccini
W is for Worst traits: Not good about finishing things. I have so many projects started...
X- is for X-rays you've had: broken collar bone '87 when I tried to fly instead of riding my bike
Y is for Yummy food you make: chocolate chip, oatmeal cookies *sigh* now it's veggie soup.
Z is for Zodiac sign: Gemini
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