3RDBABYWEIGHT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=3RDBABYWEIGHT 3RDBABYWEIGHT's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ Fitness Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426499 I need to backtrack and enter my fitness activity for the last couple of days. I lost my fitbit charger so it hasn't been adding automatically lately which is very sad because I have been working pretty hard the last few days. I did remember to wear my HRM on the elliptical so I have that data to enter. I should have worn it while I was mowing the grass this morning. I still have to weed eat, so maybe I'll wear it then. <BR> Everything is going pretty well lately. I've been a Spark stran... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 13:30:20 EST My Little Copy-Cats http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415424 My kids have decided that they want to eat exactly what Momma eats, which is really cool and will make our breakfasts and lunches soooo much easier plus it will be so much healthier for them AND it will help keep me accountable. Now I just need to go back to the store and buy even more strawberries, blueberries and bananas! <BR> <BR> If they keep it up, we'll go through about 32 strawberries and 200 blueberries every morning and again at lunch time along with 4 bananas and 4 cups of spinach ... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 10:44:03 EST Non Scale VICTORY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409422 My husband and I have been doing 25 sit ups for a while now. We haven't moved up that number because we (I) haven't quite been ready to increase it yet. <BR> <BR> Before 3 C-sections, I could do my sit-ups easily. Between the first and second, after waiting the required time, I could do sit-ups. After the second, I read that crunches were much better for you (plus they just felt easier) so I took the easy out. After the third, I didn't even try a sit-up. <BR> Four years later, I'm all ... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 09:11:54 EST Outside Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408056 Have you ever noticed those guys that don't actually go to a gym and workout but they actually work outside most of the day? They are almost always fit and look good! So why do I feel guilty adding it to my fitness tracker? <BR> Well, first of all, I enjoy it and I have a hard time equating enjoyment and exercise! Right now, I can barely move my arms but I accomplished so much today! Second, I am always reminded that movement does not equal exercise. <BR> <BR> One day, I wore my HRM while ... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 00:23:50 EST Price of Dried Mangoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405140 I think I've probably mentioned it here before but, if not, I love dehydrated mangoes! My kids and I will fight over them. They love them fresh also but I love to have jars of them dehydrated. It's just hard to get them to that point without being eaten first. I lost count of how many I bought last month so I could dehydrate about 8 of them! <BR> <BR> On to my point, I was so happy to still have a jar of dehydrated mangoes in the pantry this morning! I sat down to talk to a friend and ... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 00:58:16 EST Our Awesome San Antonio Spark Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405109 I love San Antonio! I love Spark People! So naturally, I LOVE our San Antonio Spark Team! They are a great team! I love the motivation and meeting everyone in person. We all met at The Cove tonight and it was great, as expected! I loved the Bella burger! I just need to work on remembering names and faces now! (I'd love to say I'm great at that and will remember next time but ...) <BR> <BR> Tomorrow, I've got to catch up on my yard work and the garden. Hopefully, my inattention the last 2... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 00:04:06 EST Exhausted and Content http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404145 My eyes aren't going to stay open much longer but it has been a great day! We started out the day with 25 push ups and 25 sit ups. I ate my oatmeal with 2 servings of fruit for breakfast because I know we don'e usually eat so healthy at the park (even though we packed healthier food and intended on eating some of it at the car). I ended up with more 20,000 steps on the Fitbit and that doesn't include the waterpark time when I put it in the locker. <BR> <BR> We ate lunch in the park but ha... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 00:46:08 EST Summer Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403067 It's amazing how fast summer days can get away from you! I completely missed my exercise today but I feel like I haven't slowed down all day! Cleaning, watering, yard work (there is ALWAYS yard work but it's so worth it), visiting with friends, playing and creating with kids and doing a little bit of real work, all of a sudden I realize that I have not exercised! Not one bit and I left my Fitbit on the night stand most of the day! Doh! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is going to be another full day. S... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 00:56:35 EST Working Together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391767 I have the best husband. He's always supportive and listens to me and does his best to help me out, as long as it doesn't involve him exercising. (He did recently get a step counter and is tracking his steps at work.) He's willing to try any new food and even sends me recipes sometimes! I made him wheat tortillas on Father's Day from a recipe he sent. <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> Strength training was driving me crazy. I just can't quite seem to do it and I knew that I really needed to do it... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 09:41:55 EST Produce http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384422 We go through a ton of produce in this house! I think it's awesome but I just never realized how much until I was shopping this weekend and realized that half of my basket was from produce! I bought 16 more mangoes because I want to try to dehydrate some of them. I LOVE dehydrated mangoes. Last week I bought 8 but the kids ate them all before I had a chance to add even one to the dehydrator! We buy at least 8 pineapples a month but it would easily be more if I just went shopping more often... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 11:16:12 EST GO SPURS GO!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5380809 GO SPURS GO!!! <BR> <BR> Our dinner plans changed. Papa John's was offering 1/2 price pizza for the Spur's game and we couldn't pass that up. Fridays is our normal pizza night (and I usually try to make the pizza) so we decided to make tonight pizza night. <BR> <BR> I worked in the garden for a while today. We had 3 more cucumbers and 4 more squash. We'll eat those tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I bowled with the kids for 2.5 hours today. I did a lot of walking back and forth during that time ... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 22:01:29 EST Today, Tomorrow and The Other Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379803 We had a crazy busy day again today. (I love those!) I accidentally left my Fitbit at home but I put it back on as soon as we got here. Then, I mowed until the battery in the mower died and it was HOT! But the yard looks so much better! I just have a little more to do tomorrow and lots of weedeating, so I'll be getting in plenty of exercise between running around again. <BR> I'm supposed to take the kids bowling in the morning and to an activity at the library in the afternoon. It will... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 00:44:22 EST Pulled Thru a Challenging Food Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377429 I took the kids to Fiesta Texas and I was a little worried about how to eat healthy today but it all worked out. I ate my regular oatmeal with fruit for breakfast, a not quite so healthy lunch at the park and had my fruit and veggie shake when we came home. Plus, I did some swimming and some more walking after we got home. <BR> <BR> I also sat down and looked at all of the restaurants at Fiesta Texas and discovered that one actually has a semi healthy meal. It's a grilled chicken salad, s... Tue, 4 Jun 2013 00:30:53 EST Great Healthy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376171 Today was a great day! It was a perfect balance of eating right and exercising! I started out helping to build our new fence - my arms are sore. It should probably count as strength training! I also did steps on the Wii for an hour but it had been so long since I had last done them that I couldn't use my taller board! I'll have to work back up to that. I hit 15,000 steps again. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> And did 10 flights of stairs. I more than covered my fruit and veggie ... Mon, 3 Jun 2013 00:15:42 EST I DID IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5366224 I know it's a small step but I want to holler like my daughter does when she finishes a math lesson, "I DID IT!!!!" I finally hit 15,000 steps again. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Hopefully, I can do it again tomorrow! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Fri, 24 May 2013 00:06:28 EST Good Morning - Ready for a Great Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365605 I'm still moving a bit slow today but as soon as I finish this cup of coffee, a busy, wonderful day is going to begin. I'm going to alternate everything I have to do through the day to keep it interesting: <BR> <BR> Finish labeling the last 950 client pics <BR> Clean House <BR> Exercise - 15,000 steps (30 mins - 1 hour on elliptical) <BR> Garden <BR> Redo archery berm <BR> Swimming <BR> Kids School <BR> Golf practice with kids <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 23 May 2013 11:10:00 EST Evening Update - Hospital Trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365204 In the middle of making dinner my mom called and said she thought she was having a heart attack. I told her to hang up and call 911. So, making a very long story short, she ended up at the hospital. My brother, stepdad, aunt and I made it there later. She has bronchitis and is on her way home now but it was one of those crazy, emotional times. I'm glad everything is okay but the scare was enough to put the experience in my motivational arsenal. Thu, 23 May 2013 00:43:56 EST Good Morning - Glutes and Spurs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364458 This is my morning check-in. I'd like to start doing a morning and an evening Spark People check-in. Anything in the middle will just be even better. Kind of like hitting my steps and getting in my full hour of exercise. All the other activities are just topping on the cake at that point. (A cake I won't eat because sweets are not even remotely appetizing when I'm exercising regularly!) <BR> I was shaky and sore last night and this morning. I was pulling weeds in the back yard. (We hav... Wed, 22 May 2013 10:46:53 EST Don't Worry About Yesterday, Start with Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5362390 That's what I am reminding myself today. Don't worry about yesterday, just start today. I want to try to go back and enter my food from the weekend, but it won't do me much good other than the headache from trying to remember and probably some guilt because we had a graduation party and birthday party. So, I'm back to starting today. <BR> I'm still working on the sweets once a week and my family knows about it also. My 8 year old is a great motivator and helper. (She even helps me with ... Mon, 20 May 2013 14:21:31 EST Personal Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332800 It's time to re-evaluate. <BR> <BR> Food has been slipping. I've tried to up my fruits and veggies but somehow I ended up adding to the sweets also. <BR> <BR> So, sweets are being given visitation rights. Once a week I'll pick something that I've been wanting or make something for the kids and just keep myself to one serving of it. I also need to include a list of what counts as sweets so I don't try to find a way around it later. Here's the list: <BR> <BR> Pancakes (One of my kids f... Tue, 23 Apr 2013 10:32:29 EST Still At It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5324658 Life has gotten very busy so I haven't made as many blog posts or stayed up with my groups, but I have still been logging in, tracking my food and working out. The Fitbit is still a great motivator! My DH also bought me a new elliptical! Yay! The elliptical is my FAVORITE machine! <BR> On this note, I should definitely say that Sparkpeople is the best tool of them all because it helps me stay so consistent. I am always pulled back to Sparkpeople because I want to stay healthy! I'm always ... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 00:40:28 EST A Week Without Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291240 A week without tracking was really, really not good for me! I gained a whole pound! I know that doesn't sound like much but to gain that in a week when it takes me a month to lose that same pound really, really sucks! <BR> <BR> Negativity aside, it's time to get positive again. We had a great spring break! I bought a new bathing suit and it's time to get back on my workout schedule! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 14:20:34 EST It's That Time of Year Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5283353 Spring Break! It's great! It's fun! It's wonderful! And we are so busy, I'm lucky to log in at all. But I'm concentrating on my steps and watching what I'm eating. I may not get it all logged but I'm trying to be careful. <BR> There's only a few more days to go! It feels like the longest week ever and it feels like the shortest week ever. I love it while it's happening and look forward to it being over at the same time. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Tue, 12 Mar 2013 00:34:08 EST 3 miles 5 minutes Faster! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5278157 I finished 3 miles 5 minutes faster than last time! I also hit my highest peak heart rate since I've started using the heart rate monitor! By tomorrow, I will be seriously sore because we will be sitting in a car for at least 4 hours. My legs always cramp after sitting for that long after a good work out the day before. <BR> I was so excited! I noticed that my biggest motivator today was wanting to read. If I don't get a chance to read during the day than I can't wait to work out because ... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 23:09:18 EST Errand Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276760 We left to run a few errands at 10 this morning. We didn't get back home until 8pm! It was the longest errand day ever but it was fun. My oldest DD thought it was awesome because she got to read almost all day. (We started at the library.) I thought I would have a few more steps then I did when I got home but I must have spent much more time driving than walking, even though it felt like I was chasing the two youngest most of the day! And I am exhausted. I felt like I was crawling up th... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 23:43:36 EST Another Day, Another 15,000 steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5275253 It's the same ol', same ol' but it makes me proud to hit that 15,000 step mark every day! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Wed, 6 Mar 2013 00:35:54 EST 3 Miles on the Gazelle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273606 The Gazelle may not be my favorite piece of exercise equipment but it works wonderfully. Yesterday and today, I did 3 miles on the gazelle along with my regular daily steps. I think it will be one the best machines to prepare for the 5k. I still need to hit the track. It's just a little harder to find that time. <BR> <BR> Mon, 4 Mar 2013 23:30:46 EST The Color Run 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271060 My SIL called me last night to ask if I could please replace one of their team members for The Color Run 5k in Dallas in April! I was flattered and completely scared at the same time. I almost said no just because it makes me so nervous! I've done a few 5ks in the past and really enjoyed them but I always feel like I should do better. (I don't run.) On the other hand, it's great motivation. I have one month to prepare. I know that I can walk it just fine but I'd like to push myself. ... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 12:08:22 EST I Guess Do That After All http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269444 Have you ever had one of those moments where you think, "Wow, I guess I DO, do that!" I had one of those today. <BR> I've read articles about positive self-talk and not beating yourself up. I read the articles but I knew that wasn't me. I would never do that to myself. Then, this morning as I was making coffee, I was thinking about something I may have said to someone or how they may have perceived it and I was really upset with myself. I said some not so nice things in my head about my... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 08:53:11 EST Met Spark People Members! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269229 Crap! I barely went over my calories for the day. It's been a while since I've done that but everything else about the day was excellent! <BR> <BR> I met up with some fellow Sparkmembers for dinner. It was really cool. I probably talked way too much. I have a tendency to do that when I get out with adults after a while of staying at home! It was a lot of fun meeting everyone and it gave me a serious motivation boost. Just meeting people in person really helps. I'm not sure how to expl... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 00:38:03 EST Exercise Mojo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266691 I think I've lost my motivation to exercise. Not really, it's more subtle than that. I definitely want to exercise still but I seem to have lost the time that I used to make. I started scheduling my exercise workouts on the calendar so I could go to the gym but the first day I missed that, it kind of threw me off and now I can't seem to even get back up to 15,000 steps. <BR> I think it has to do with getting our house back in order along with school stuff. We still have a few boxes to u... Thu, 28 Feb 2013 00:27:15 EST Meeting Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5264559 I'm going to meet some fellow Sparkpeople for the first time! I'm so excited! (and a little nervous) <BR> I have been on Sparkpeople for so long and never once thought about looking for a local Spark Team. I don't know why. It just never dawned on me. I had read about Spark Rallies that they had in other cities in the past and I was searching for information about future ones. I just thought it would be neat to go and meet a few other people. I ended up on the Spark America page, which I ... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:46:30 EST Special Tuesday NCIS Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5263394 I love NCIS and someone posted this on one of my Spark Teams: <BR> <BR> NCIS Workout Game: <BR> <BR> When Gibbs gives someone a headsmack...do 15 squats. <BR> When DiNozzo makes a movie reference or does an impression...do 10 pushups. <BR> When Ziva flubs an English word or phrase...do 25 crunches. <BR> When McGee says something computer-technical...jog in place for 1 minute. <BR> When Abby drinks a Caf-Pow...do 10 bridges. <BR> When Ducky goes off on a tangent...do 15 reverse crunches. <BR... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:43:27 EST Weed Eating and Gardening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261269 Weed eating and gardening today really worked my arms. I had planned on push-ups and weights but I don't think I can do either! <BR> Today is our day to relax. I walked around the pool and finished reading a book. Then we planted the garden. I already have almost 10,000 steps on my relaxing day! Tonight, we're going to see the musical Memphis! <BR> And my husband has started using Sparkpeople, kind of. He told me that I could set up an account for him and log his food for him. I know tha... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 16:43:41 EST More Fruits and Veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5259453 While I have been concentrating on eating in the right calorie range and getting my steps in every day, and strengthening my arms, I let my fruits and veggies slip. I wasn't too worried about it. I kind of considered it an experiment of the calories in/ calories out formula but my stomach has not been happy the last few days so I am so going back to my proper servings of fruits/veggies. <BR> <BR> Things are working well and I can definitely tell a difference when eating the right foods! <B... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 00:53:56 EST Additional Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254260 I have another short term goal. My daily goal is still to eat within my calorie range every day. Not over, not under and I am extending that goal through March. <BR> In addition to that goal, I would like to be able to do one pull up. Just one. I've NEVER done a pull up before. I am not sure what kind of time frame to give myself but I know I will need to strengthen my arms and losing a bit of weight would help also. I tried today but could not pull myself up even a tiny bit. I'm hop... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 00:11:27 EST Exhausted! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5253083 All of our plans changed today. I ended up watching six kids by myself but it was great! It was a beautiful day and we spent most of the day outside. I walked and watched them play and had my 15,000 steps in before dinner! I could have probably made it 20,000 but I was looking forward to some down time. I still didn't eat as healthy but I didn't have any quick healthy snacks planned so I went for the easy stuff but still did well on calories. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 22:26:26 EST Great Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5252190 I finally made it to the store, so I'm back to my regular oatmeal breakfast. I also made whole wheat pizza tonight for dinner. I added broccoli, onions and spinach to mine. It was perfect. I didn't make it to the gym tonight but I did spend an hour on the Gazelle at home! <BR> <BR> I hit my 15,000 steps again but fell just slightly short on calories. Overall, a wonderful day! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 00:48:15 EST Stayed in Range! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251023 <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I stayed within my calorie range today! We didn't have any plans for Valentine's night and then we had an impromptu visit from my Mom who said she'd be happy to watch the kids. So we headed out with no plans. We had no idea what to do and didn't realize how packed everything would be because we were just excited about going out. After trying a few places that were just way too busy, we ended up at Marie Callender's. We were both looking up nutritional values bef... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 23:52:45 EST Elliptical and Zumba http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5249730 I went to the gym for the first time tonight! I did an hour on the elliptical before Zumba started and then an hour at Zumba. It's been a long time since I was last in Zumba so it took me a while to catch up. <BR> My heart rate monitor shows that I burned 2300 calories in those 2 hours!!! That's more than I eat for the whole day! It was awesome! <BR> I'm looking forward to going back. I added it to my calendar for Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. <BR> It is awesome to not have to worr... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 22:57:29 EST Way TMI for Most People http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5248502 Warning: The following blog is about menstruation. <BR> <BR> My motivation is always internal. I like to read stories and use SP also, but it all has to come from inside first. That internal motivation brings me here and helps me get things done. <BR> Then I hit a wall, every month. It's the same wall and I know it's going to be there every month: the menstruation wall. I even know when it's going to be here every month but I can't do anything about it really. My body wants me to stay... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 00:59:52 EST Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247134 I didn't necessarily eat healthy today (...okay...okay, I didn't even eat close to healthy today) but I did stay within my calorie range and I did write everything down. <BR> <BR> There are always at least 2 days a month when I feel pretty happy just to drag myself out of bed. This was one of those days. Taking that into consideration, this was an awesome day! I tracked everything, kept up with sparkpeople, hit 18,000 steps (even if it was slower than normal) and climbed 26 flights of stai... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 23:36:26 EST I'm Eating Too Much! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5245840 It's a hard thing to even write down because I hate admitting it even to myself but I know I can't be healthy until I am completely honest with myself. The last two days I have eaten way too much! How am I supposed to know if I'm in the right calorie range if I don't stick to it?! So, this is my new short term goal - to eat exactly within my calorie range for the next 18 days and see what happens. <BR> <BR> That's it just eat in range and see what happens. Sure, I'd like to get in all my... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 00:53:49 EST 52 Floors Climbed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5243981 Yesterday, I climbed 52 flights of stairs. I set a goal of 50 and thought I may have to work up to over a few days because usually 5 flights in a row has my heart rate WAY up! Every time I thought about or came up with an excuse to take the stairs, I did and usually I went up and down at least twice, just because I could! So now that I know I can hit 50 flights in a day, I'm going to try for 75 flights next! <BR> <BR> I'm also still working on 20,000 steps/day at least 3 days/week. <BR> <B... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 13:11:38 EST Much Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242812 I woke up feeling much better this morning. Allergies came back about 10:00am but I don't want to take any medicine for them because I am pretty sure that's what knocked me out of commission yesterday! It was nice though because my oldest daughter made PBJ sandwiches and pink milk for everyone and my DH came home and made dinner and did the dishes! It was very nice. <BR> <BR> Today, I am going to get in as many steps as possible while doing some serious cleaning! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 12:13:28 EST Sick but will be Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242232 I woke up with something that felt like allergies beyond allergies. I ended up sleeping most of the day and I'm about to go back to sleep now. I am determined to feel better tomorrow. (Actually, I'm hoping a little determination will kick my mind into kicking out any remaining lethargy from all this extra sleep!) <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Thu, 7 Feb 2013 23:30:25 EST 15,000 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241015 Hit 15,000 steps again. Still hoping for 20,000 a couple of times this week but I also did 25 flights of stairs! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Thu, 7 Feb 2013 00:59:08 EST New Fitbit is Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5239609 My new Fitbit made it in this afternoon! I tried to hit 15,000 steps after 3pm but just couldn't quite do it with our other obligations. Tomorrow, I'll finally be back to normal! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Wed, 6 Feb 2013 00:39:47 EST Ordered New Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237979 My new Fitbit should be in tomorrow. I paid the extra $20 for overnight shipping. I feel like I'm having withdrawals! But I put my heart rate monitor to good use today and really burned some calories. Tomorrow, I will be back to 20,000 steps!! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Mon, 4 Feb 2013 22:52:32 EST Lost Fitbit Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235888 Seriously, I'm going to have to find a way to tie this thing to me! This is the second time I've lost it. We're heading back to the golf course now to look for it. On a positive note, I'll get lots more steps looking for it but they won't be on my tracker! I love my Fitbit and hope we can find it! Sun, 3 Feb 2013 15:36:13 EST