67YKCEB's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=67YKCEB 67YKCEB'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/ help with motivation .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764968 How do you get the motivation, the energy, the want to to exercise when you don't want to? <BR> I want to lose weight. <BR> I need to lose weight. <BR> But I can't seem to make myself exercise. And that is my biggest enemy. ... my laziness. <BR> I can't seem to make myself get off my butt and move. <BR> Any advice? <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> Becky Fri, 22 Aug 2014 13:41:50 EST Portion control containers .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757104 I'm thinking about getting some portion control containers and was wondering if any of you use them and have they helped you lose weight. <BR> <BR> I love having my meals already ready. Sitting in the refrigerator waiting on me. I saw that "21 day fix" commercial this morning. So that is why I'm thinking about getting something. ... But I want like a weeks worth. <BR> <BR> I would do really good with one of those programs where the food is sent to your home. But I can't afford that. <... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 20:28:25 EST Nesting without pregnancy ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752966 Can we do that? Can we have nesting without being pregnant? Or am I avoiding what I should be doing by doing something else? .....hmmm...... <BR> I should be painting the trim in the hallway, but instead I'm cleaning out my kitchen cabinets. Oh they need it, so it's not like I'm just trying to fill my time. But I feel the need to clean them out. <BR> After I straightened up the living room last night, then dusted (at 10) I started working on the cabinets till 11:30 (had to go get kiddo f... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 13:47:08 EST Self sabotaging??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750510 That's how I feel sometimes. I want to lose weight so I cut my calories back. <BR> Eat a ton of veggies. <em>550</em> <em>267</em> <em>277</em> <BR> Stay away from the junk. <BR> Pounds start coming off. <em>9</em> <BR> Then WHAM!!! <BR> I get hit by fatigue, weakness and wobbliness. <em>102</em> <BR> Now I could understand if I was cutting my calories back to, say, 600 a day. But I'm not. I'm staying between 1100 and 1500 per day. <BR> I haven't been exercising a w... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:29:41 EST veggie platter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749864 Today I went with the hubs to Cheddar's Casual Cafe to celebrate his grandmothers 96 birthday. I know! 96 years old and still giving out orders and going out to eat! I hope I'm that way when I'm 96. <BR> So anyways, I was a little concerned about their food and what I would eat, if anything. So I went online to see what was on their menu. A whole lot of fattening stuff with out the calories listed. But I saw a Vegetable plate. A salad or soup, and 4 side dishes. ... but what kind of... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 19:07:52 EST changing of feelings about animal products .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747222 .... eating and wearing of them. ....... <BR> <BR> I stumbled a crossed a web site ... One Green Planet. And it's changing me. <BR> <link>www.onegreenplanet.org/ </link> <BR> <BR> Very slowly, daily. <BR> <BR> The other day I decided that I needed to go back on a planned eating regimen. So I got a couple of my books and started looking at the meals. ..And I didn't like what I was seeing. They all had meat and eggs in them. ... I realized that I didn't want to eat that way. I d... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 22:59:15 EST smashed avocado for a dressing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742275 Yesterday I had slightly roasted some broccoli, cauliflower and carrots and wanted a dressing to put on it. Didn't want the calories and junk that the bottle stuff has, so I grabbed an avocado, cut it in half and mashed it up. I did add a drop of ranch dressing to make it a bit more creamer. Mixed it with my veggies and enjoyed it. <BR> Well tonight I decided to do the same thing but add more stuff to it. Like black beans and half a tomato, some southwest seasoning and omitted the ranch ... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:11:01 EST Still no weight loss ...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740809 ..... But then food intake isn't the best. .... neither is exercise. <BR> Still having problems with my head. New meds are helping a little, but not completely. .. Need to start a "REAL" headache/food/mood/time log. I'm starting to think that my hormones are having a little to do with them, but I'm also wondering about my food and it's affect on my hormones and mood. <BR> I know that I'm not giving this my 100 % effort. Most days I just want to curl up and sleep/ hide from the world an... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 12:45:13 EST candy withdrawals!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737914 ARRRRGGGGHHHHH!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I keep a bag of candy, usually chocolate, by my computer. And I ate the last of my bag yesterday. Well, I decided that I would not buy any more. That I would no longer have that bag of calories sitting right there. ...... Just a few inches away from my hand. That I would no longer have that sweet little something to pop in my mouth while waiting for the screen to load. Or just because it is there. <BR> <BR> So as I sit here, doing my usually computer ... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 13:11:48 EST big 'ol pot of goodness! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736815 A couple of weeks ago I had made this rice and lentil salsa dish to eat with some chips and it turned out really good. The only problems was there was only 2 servings. <BR> So today I made it again, but added more stuff to it. <BR> <BR> So here goes ..... <BR> <BR> 2 garlic cloves, 120 grams of bell pepper and onions sauteed in a table spoon of butter and a tablespoon of grape seed oil. (you can what ever oil you want.) <BR> Then I added .. <BR> 2 medium carrots chopped <BR> about a cu... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 15:01:17 EST Another project. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735489 Well I finally decided how to fix what the contractor messed up in my house last year. ... Yes a year ago. <BR> He was in a hurry so he replaced the trim wrong. So now I'm fixing it. At first I thought it was ok. But the more that I lived with it the more I wasn't ok with it. <BR> You know that little set back on door and window trim? Well when he put up the new trim in the hall way he didn't put that little set back. So all of the doors in the hallway the trim is flush with the ins... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 16:59:38 EST I be tired! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731427 I think this is my 11th day of logging my food, I'm not doing very good at keeping up with how many days in a row, so I'm just going to stop counting ..... but keep logging! <BR> <BR> Hubby and I, mainly "I", have been looking for a love seat to put on our patio that was in our price range of CHEAP for a little while now, with out any luck. Until yesterday! Hubby and I had to make a stop at Walmart and sitting in the middle of an aisle was this love seat and coffee table! ... For $150! ... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 16:50:23 EST day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730827 Well I've made it 10 days in a roll!!! .... sparks is saying just 5 days. But they are just counting how many days I remembered to spin for points. <BR> But I started logging my food on June 22 so that makes 11 days that I have logged my food. ..... I can't count very well can I? <BR> I've pedaled on my stationary bike 6 times since June 22. And one day I spent 30 + minutes picking up branches in my yard. .... And man did my legs and butt call me bad names for a few days after that! <B... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 19:40:57 EST today is number 8 ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729179 But I have no idea what happened to number 7. My brain is telling me that I made a number 7 post, but maybe my brain is wrong. <BR> <BR> So day 8. <BR> Today started off with a doctor appointment (for hubby, who can't drive because he has been dizzy for 6 weeks now), then out to his work to get insurance papers for a different doctor to sign tomorrow, then a few errands .... 3. and now home. ... 6 hours. 6 hours with a head ache and bad mood, driving hubby that side seat drives. ........ Mon, 30 Jun 2014 15:41:53 EST Log for 6 days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727832 YAY!!!! I know it's not like a milestone or anything, but it's big for me and I'm proud of it. <BR> My weight has only changed a couple of ounces so far, I'm hoping that next week will show a bigger loss. A pound would be nice! <BR> <BR> I haven't been perfect this week with my calories, but I've been better than what I was doing. Having those huge salads has helped out a lot. I'm not able to eat the whole thing, so it's a free snack for the next day, which helps me when I'm hungry. ... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 15:47:21 EST Number 5!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727299 Wow! 5 days, not all in a roll, but 5 days of tracking my food and my exercise ... it's a start. <BR> <BR> This morning thought that my calories would be way, way off for the day, but I'm around 1200, so I'm in the middle of what I'm allowed. <BR> Of course having a massive salad helps keep the numbers down, and tuna. <BR> <BR> Nothing new or funny today, still have my migraine and bad mood. ... So just kind of being a quiet lazy bum. But not totally, I did pedal, very slowly, but I did i... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:48:17 EST day 4 ....fighting with a clothes hangers ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726567 I've deleted this twice now. <BR> <BR> I have a migraine. <BR> I have a bad mood. (from the migraine? maybe) <BR> I have pms on steroids. <BR> I can't talk right. (probably can't type right either.) <BR> I can't walk right. <BR> I'm knocking over stuff. <BR> ALMOST fell in a parking lot. <BR> So yeah it's a DAY! <BR> <BR> I'm trying to get a shirt out of the closet. It's a button down, sleeveless hanging on one of those plastic store shirt hangers. There's an empty store one in ... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 18:30:15 EST day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725833 Welllll ...... I've gone over on my calories. Why? Well I just did. I made these apple stuffed biscuits, ..... yeah they were good! But it might be ok. I've already pedaled for 45 minutes on level 2 and I've taken 6139 steps for the day (I'm lucky if I get 4000 in a day) and finished using the weed eater .... So I might have burned off the extra. Not like what I have been doing, which is sitting and eating ... all day. And no, I don't want to make this a habit. (eat too much, then h... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 18:55:39 EST two days in a roll! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725070 Hehe!! It's a mini, mini, mini streak! <BR> <BR> I've actually exercise two in a roll and log my food on both days!!!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Exercise wasn't a hot sweaty make your muscle burn type of experience. It was more of the sit on your butt and pedal while watching "Being Human" on Netflix. But I did do that for 45 minutes, and right now I call that EXERCISE! <BR> <BR> My calories yesterday was over, but I knew they would be. It was a long day! Woke up at 7 AM and crawled ... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 17:42:04 EST I've gone the wrong way ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723621 I joined Sparks in January 2012 and weighed around 155. <BR> In June of that year I weighed 152.6 <BR> In September I weighed 146.4 <BR> Now I weigh 177.6. <BR> <BR> ....... Talk about going the wrong way!! I can blame a lot of stuff, but the truth is I got lazy .... again. <BR> <BR> This morning, trying to get dressed for church was fun, none of my clothes fit me like they should. By the time I got to church I felt horrible about myself. I weigh more now than I have EVER weighed in my ... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 20:35:21 EST Trying to make better choices. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722142 Today I had some errands to run and thought that I wouldn't get hungry while out. I was just running to one store for 2 items and some lunch stuff for the kids. Man was I wrong! By the time I was done my stomach was growling! FIERCELY! And the store I was in has a wonderful soft pretzel store .... that makes the whole front of the store smell wonderful. <BR> <BR> So I thought about getting one of them. Then decided that they have way to many calories. So was just going to grab a pa... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 13:01:14 EST GRRRRRRR!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650746 Don't you just hate makin a blog entry only to have it not get saved? <BR> And I really don't know what I had typed in that one. <BR> GEESH!!!! <BR> <BR> I hope your day is going wonderful!! <BR> <BR> How about a blue sun! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2074440322.jpg"> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 12:01:20 EST did bad on my Vegan diet. .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649337 It started off bad and I really thought that I would do better the rest of the day, well I just didn't. <BR> I can blame it on my head and neck and ear hurting. <BR> I can blame it the weather - raining. <BR> I can blame it on hubby being home - but he's always home on Saturday. <BR> But the truth is, it was just laziness. <BR> I didn't clean up the kitchen yesterday, so my favorite skillet was dirty this morning. Which means that my usual breakfast of sauteed mixed berries and dry grape nut... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 18:59:55 EST hmmm Ice cream and vegan diet ???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648372 So Thursday Doc suggested that I try a vegan diet and I'm going to try it. So that made yesterday my first day. <BR> I did good, as in really good till evening. <BR> We went to the movies (we- me, hubby and kiddos), saw The Lego Movie. ... Just about wet myself laughing so hard, glad we were the only ones in there! <BR> After the movie .. getting a milkshake just sounded so good. Instead we went the grocery and everybody picked out their own ice cream. <BR> I know milk is not vegan. but ... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 11:39:42 EST another doctor's visit, but came home with some good info! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647796 So yesterday I had another follow up visit about pain meds for my headaches that I've been having since late October, early November. (and for those that don't know, I had a MRA scan done and it show an aneurysm 2 mm big.) I'm having a horrible time finding a pain med that will work and won't give me side effects (I've been given 4 different ones and my body doesn't like any of them.) So I'm going a different way. <BR> What can I do, or eat that will strengthen my blood vessels and relie... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:40:08 EST rain thunder sleet and snow .... oh my! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640325 Here in the south our weather goes a little crazy sometimes. .... Like Sunday. We started off with rain, a lot of it, then it changed over to sleet. ... but only on some streets, some were still getting thunder and lighting. (which was really cool!) Then we had freezing rain. And then snow. This happened in about 5 hours. <BR> We got 2.75 inches of precipitation. But what is really on the ground is a 4 inch thick ice sheet covered by a dusting of snow. And for this storm, they... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 10:38:42 EST getting in more steps, while staying at home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636467 So I'm back to trying to lose weight ..... again. I weigh more now than when I joined sparks. geesh!! <BR> This week I started writing down everything I put in my mouth on a notepad and on sparks. And I weigh and measure EVERYTHING!!! So far this week, I've lost 3 pounds in 4 days. (I'm staying between 1200 and 1500 calories a day.) .... I guess my body was ready to lose some jiggle. And I'm using my exercise bike for 45 minutes a day. ..... But I'm just barely getting over 5500 step... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:32:17 EST Have you read what your eating? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591128 I believe this says it all. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1651975446.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! <BR> Sun, 12 Jan 2014 11:19:12 EST My soft jiggly butt ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585645 got on my exercise bike again today! I think that's 3, maybe 4 days in a roll! <em>244</em> <BR> Last Friday I went to the docs and they told me I can do anything that I want to do. That there is no indication that my aneurysm will rupture. They're saying because it's still very small, that whatever I do won't harm it. <BR> So now I don't have an excuse not to exercise and I can waste the time pedaling by play Candy Crush! which actually does help with the boredom of not moving. <B... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 12:54:10 EST less and more in 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584368 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l625087943.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope you're warm .... and your pets too! <BR> becky Mon, 6 Jan 2014 13:23:23 EST bad choice turned around ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580009 On the first, hubby had an early morning errand to run and I asked if he would bring back breakfast. So he brings home 4 apple turnovers. I ate one and never thought about it. <BR> I get one today. ... But today I logged it. .... and was shocked by the nutritional value. .... or I should say, the lack of. It had calories, fat, carbs and sodium, a little protein and iron. and that's about it. Some lattes have more nutrients than that turnover did! Talk about empty calories! <BR> <... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 21:09:55 EST A wasted year. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578700 Yep that's what it was. <BR> I can't lie. <BR> I wasted it. <BR> Well it's wasn't wasted, but it was. <BR> You see January 1, 2013 I weighed 150.4 down from my starting weight of 160. <BR> Today January 1, 2014 I weigh 163-166. I GAINED 13 + POUNDS!!! While I was "watching" my diet. While I was "exercising." ..... more like "While I was sitting on my butt shoving junk food in my face!" <BR> My first year on SP I lost 13 pounds. I got down to 147.4 and a size 8 jean. (from a 12) <B... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 22:32:38 EST Does coffee cause headaches? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515232 For the past several months I've had a headache. Just a dull ache, nothing to make me think there is something wrong. I'm thinking that they started about the same time as I started having my 1 to 2 coffee drinks a day. I use is just regular store bought flavored coffee, sugar and milk. It's about 3 ounces of coffee, a couple teaspoons of sugar and about a cup of milk. I don't have a problem with caffeine, never have. .... until I stop drinking it and then I get the classic caffeine he... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:45:54 EST My everything egg frittata. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514718 I'm tried of my breakfast .... that and pop tarts just aren't that great. So I made some frittatas. If you have never had it you should. It's baked eggs with veggies. That's it. what ever you want. To prove it here is mine: <BR> 7 ounces of baby carrots <BR> 8 ounces of sliced zucchini <BR> 8 ounces of summer squash <BR> 4 ounces of tomatoes (I had grape.) <BR> 1 cups chopped onions that I sauteed first <BR> 5 garlic cloves sauteed with the onions in 1 tablespoon butter. <BR> 6 eggs <B... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 22:55:35 EST My Jeffro Bodean size salad .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499554 Well that's what hubby calls it. I call it being good and stuffed! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l987275574.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> These are "about" measurements: <BR> 1.5 cups of mixed lettuce <BR> 1.5 cups of shredded cabbage <BR> handful of baby carrots <BR> about a cup of cherry tomatoes <BR> .25 cup of sunflower seeds <BR> .25 salad pizazz honey walnut 'n apple <BR> about 1.5 cups of chopped broccoli heads and snap peas <BR> about 2 tbsp of kraft fat free ran... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 19:20:01 EST Barriers and excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496901 I've been doing some soul searching lately, as in wondering what my purpose is, and what God's plan for me. So I've been doing some reading. The book I'm reading now is on discerning God's voice. Well this chapter is about barriers we set up that block God. This one part kind of hit me. The author was talking about how we sometimes let our families and our past dictate some of our future and our thoughts about ourselves. <BR> <BR> The author mentioned how we put up barriers concerning... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 13:02:30 EST What an amazing day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5487613 I go to a fairly new church, Oct will be our third anniversary. And our pastor is a wonderful nut that thinks outside the box to help out our community. <BR> Every summer we have a motorcycle run, half the money raised goes to help the youth go to camp the other half goes to a house for trouble teens. <BR> Our first year we did a school backpack drive. The church provided nylon bags, and then we stuff them with school supplies - enough of every grade in a local elementary school. I think i... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 20:18:19 EST what I have learned. .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482718 I can't do pushups. <BR> Jumping jacks and a weak bladder to not go together. <BR> Munchies and video games are a bad combination. <BR> A poor diet leads to weight gain. <BR> If you don't track everything that goes into your mouth, you don't know how many calories you eat. <BR> Excessive weight will just disappear no matter how much you wish it. <BR> Excuses are just that .... excuses. <BR> Turning a small choking dog upside down and shaking it will cause the food to come out of it's throat.... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 12:44:04 EST September 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478628 Wow this year is really flying by. And so is my age ... or that of my kids. My baby will 19 in just a few days. She has her first job interview on the 10th, so happy that she got called for it. It would be nice if she got the job. It's a nice quiet store, not a lot of customers at once. Good place for a very quiet, shy introvert. <BR> I didn't exercise yesterday. Daughter and I went shopping for an interview outfit. Oh my goodness!! It took us 4 hours to just find one outfit! <BR> ... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 12:46:02 EST Good Afternoon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476775 Hey guys!! <BR> I started to blog my exercise yesterday, then my brother showed up, then I started cleaning, then child got a call for a job interview ~ her first ~ started to steam clean the carpets and the cleaner would not spray .... so I spent hours taking it apart and internet searching to find out why and how to fix it. Then it was time for bed. So I never did get around to blogging my exercise yesterday. <BR> So for yesterday I did 40 minutes of pedaling and three 8 second planks.... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 12:39:32 EST Ugh ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474575 Yep that's what I think about today. ..... well not really, cause it is awfully nice outside, and quiet inside, and no problems. I'm just feeling off. <BR> Friday night hubby and I had a meeting with our pastor. We got good news. Our church is now landowners! Right next to the building that we have been using, so that is double good! ... So now the church needs more money to build a building ... or in our case, to build a tent! Yeah we're not your typical church bunch. It's not going... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 12:09:56 EST messed up day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5471170 Today was one of those days, you know the one that doesn't go as planned? yep that was today. It's not anything bad happened or anything. Just didn't do what I had planned on doing..... like exercising or house work, or anything. <BR> I overslept, had some weird dreams .... bought a big house and water was running everywhere, my sister was there ..... it was weird. <BR> decided to clean out the pond filter, then because I smelled like pond water I had to shower. Hubby and I had a meeting... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 20:32:50 EST I crocheted a baby blanket ...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5470062 ..... and it only took my 9 months to do it! Hahaha!! Nah... not quite that long, I started on it the middle of May. .... So only 3 months. <BR> <BR> this it's folded in half, just to show the colors. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1841397389.jpg"> <BR> <BR> this one is single layer .... so you can see the finger and tow holes! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1847858573.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Left side .... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 16:07:24 EST Good morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469912 It was another peaceful morning, I so am loving these. I'm thinking I might have to invest in a space heater for this winter to put on the patio so I can continue sitting out there. LOL! <BR> <BR> I have discovered that I need to stop doing push ups. I'm doing them all wrong and it's hurting. So a little research and I found out that I can do planks and it will work the same muscles. I don't have a weight bench, and I have issues with laying down. .... no wait that's not entirely true.... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 12:32:22 EST A quiet peaceful morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468839 Today is a no exercise day. My body is calling me all kinds of bad names this morning, so I'm going to let it rest. .... But that doesn't mean that I'm just going to sit around. Nope not me. I got some flowers to plant, a floor that needs to be vacuumed, a house that needs to be cleaned, a patio that needs to be enjoyed .... oh wait that one really isn't a moving kind of thing ... is it?? LOL! Oh well. It needs to be done. hehehe! <BR> Oh and I have to find the name of this song that... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:15:37 EST Exercise for August 27, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467771 Body really didn't complain this morning, which I was thankful for. <BR> Today I pedaled for 30 minutes .... 5 more than yesterday. Didn't feel as tired when I got to 25 minutes, so I went to 30. <BR> did my 20 jumping jacks. <BR> 20 squats. I broke these up in two sets of 10. I always wonder if I'm going low enough. ... today I was watching TV while doing them so I turned to face the TV and my bottom would just barely touch the coffee table ..... PERFECT!! Now I know to face the TV an... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 10:54:53 EST exercise for August 26, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466717 My plan for this morning was spend an hour with my Bible book and God and breakfast, then an hour on exercise, then on to the rest of my day. I don't think I did a full hour on exercise, but I didn't want to overdo it, which I'm really good at doing. So when my legs started to burn and my lungs were talking to me I stopped pedaling. <BR> So I did ...... <BR> 25 minutes on exercise bike on level 1 with some hills <BR> 20 jumping jacks <BR> 20 squats <BR> 7 push up ...... <em>46</em> My... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 11:20:18 EST Going to do this. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465942 Monday August the 26, 2013 I'm going to start doing this .... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l63873377.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Where my hubby works they have a gym and he is going to start using it. .... so if he is getting all buff then I so need to get rid of my jiggles. wish I could go with him, but the companies insurance won't cover for me to be in there. bummer! <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I'm tired of having a muffin top. <BR> I'm tired of worrying over how many rolls... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 17:23:53 EST What I do with dry cereal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465125 You know when you there isn't enough cereal for a bowl, but to much to throw out? And if you're like me you don't always buy the same kind each week you end up with a lot of boxes with 1/2 a serving in them. <BR> What do I do with it? I dump it on my salad. <BR> Now I'm not using the kiddy kind that is full of sugar and junk, I'm using just mine. The healthy stuff. <BR> I've been eating a lot of salads here lately and I don't add meat to them so my protein has been low. I was trying to... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 19:19:30 EST 24 hour flu or just old? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460403 Hubby and I did some yard work, right? <BR> He's 53, I'm 46. <BR> Aches and pains are going to happen when you're not in your 20's, right? <BR> <BR> Sunday morning we woke up feeling like we were in an accident and nobody told us. I was having abdominal cramps worse than when I was in labor! every joint hurt. felt constipated and diarrhea at the same time. moving any more than we had to was so out of the question. Our lower backs were still sore this morning. He stayed home from wor... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:47:43 EST