Thursday, June 30, 2011
We are lucky to have a group of volunteers who organize fun stuff for our community, The La Habra Height Improvement Association. La Habra Heights is unique in many ways. We don't have shops or restaurants we are primarily a small residential community so we don't have business contributions like most.
La Habra Heights is so breathtaking and charming, residents enjoy sticking around enjoying the natural environment. For many of us, Music In The Park is very special because we don't like leaving the Heights.
Last night we enjoyed all sorts of food and drink while we sat at the park listening to "Proud Mary" a Tina Turner Tribute band.
I thought the band was excellent!
We had a great turnout, Baily liked it alot. I saw a few dogs, took a few pictures for my Heights Life Team. Will have to work harder at getting dog photos next time. I always ask permission, most everyone says sure go ahead. I really enjoying taking their pictures and I am trying to spread the spark! You never know I may inspire someone to get off the couch and move their groove!
So I am mostly wanting to tell you my favorite part of the night. I know all of you are thinking "Hike to Heights just loves the dogs!" Well, you are wrong. The dogs were cute, but the very best part of the night was towards the end of the evening as we were leaving.
I walked around to the other side of the park where our car was parked.
There they were...... a bunch of people standing, dancing, rocking, singing looking like they were having the time of their life! Now that my Spark Friends brought tears of joy to my eyes. First, because they were up and moving and you know how much I am always saying Move Move Move.
But mostly because they looked so incredibly happy! That was a supersized treat with no calories! The way these folks were moving they could have entered it into the fitness tracker. It really made my night to see it.
Last night's dogs:
Zilla, yes as in Godzilla.
Pesca, Portuguese Water Dog
Sampson was the hit of the night. No one could believe he is a puppy, after all he is Hugemongus!
Band photo from yelp
Friday, June 24, 2011
Most nights I try to get all of my tracking done before I go to bed. Occasionally I don't enter dinner, I do it the next morning.
Before I started Spark and tracking I would have middle of the night snacks. I hardly ever do that any more, probably because of Spark.
Last night I went to sleep at a perfect hour and was awaken with a late night phone call. As much as I tried to fall back asleep, I couldn't. I tried breathing and pep talks. I must have tossed and turned for about an hour. Finally, I trolled down stairs for a bowl of cereal. I wasn't hungry, just anxious.
Fast forward to today I entered my breakfast and thought "should I enter that cereal?"
Bottom line is, the tracker is here to teach me. If I don't enter that cereal what have I learned? I am cheating myself out of the benefit of tracking. True my report for the day looked better without the cereal. But tracking dishonestly to look good is.... well just plain Dumb! I entered it and it wasn't pretty.
I am not going to the trouble of tracking my food just so that I can feel good at the end of the day. I want to get it all in, run that report and learn from my choices. If I have to go backwards and enter in an additional item, then I will. I will run another report and learn some more. I am going to do this to the best of my ability or why would I even bother to track?
Losing weight is hard enough, I don't need to add to my trouble by cheating myself and wasting my time with lies.
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