AALLEY2's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=AALLEY2 AALLEY2'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/ Snow Birds That Won't Fly Away! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6493112 Since the neighbors are feeding these two, they aren't flying north. Maybe they are fulltime residents, not sure. I really wish people would understand why they shouldn't feed the wildlife! <em>46</em> <BR> Thanking myself for a pep talk to get moving before the rain this afternoon! Walk, bicycle ride, and a power walk/jog <em>104</em> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/830c9dc5-6363-4b21-b3fa-e8476638c391.jpg"> Sun, 20 May 2018 15:57:29 EST Rewards for a Healthier Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6491408 In the past month or so I have learned a lot of things that I either forgot or didn't know. As a reward this week, I have decided to invest in a new juicer. I have done extensive research on them and have decided to go with the slow juicer by Omega (they offer a 15 year warranty). <BR> I heard of John Kohler by looking up aloe brands. He did a review for Aloe 1 and I have been a fan since. He's down to earth and funny, even though some times a bit too much information.There may be some cheap... Mon, 14 May 2018 15:01:04 EST Rewarding Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6491111 Thank you for: <BR> Making me a healthy breakfast, lunch, and protein balls! <BR> Thanks for going on a walk and doing strength training <BR> Thank you for trying to get fit and healthy <BR> With love, me, myself, and I <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/33ada72b-6844-4ae9-9691-bd417d24127d.jpg"> <BR> Sun, 13 May 2018 15:57:40 EST Enjoying My Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6490875 Today I went for my usual early walk with my DH. He went on a cycle ride with friends. I passed on it hoping to have some alone time, which worked out Great! I did kickboxing2 then stretching and some hip strengthening. I also did some yoga and meditation! What a thoughtful gift I gave myself! <em>104</em> we saw these two sandhill cranes on our Morning walk yesterday. Almost walked right on by because they are the same color as the sand. <em>246</em> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkp... Sat, 12 May 2018 17:49:53 EST What's Working for Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6489809 My 7 week nutrition program is over and I feel it's working! I wasn't sure if I should spend more money on another program but then I thought wait, I sure can if I think it may work or maybe I can learn something that I'm missing here at spark. So I did it. Within the first week I learned more than a thing or two. First off I wasn't looking at food in the same way I am looking at it now. The documentaries that I have shared helped me see what I was doing wrong. Why my weight fluctuated. I did... Tue, 8 May 2018 16:17:08 EST Enjoying Learning About Nutrition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6488064 Yesterday I hit my 5 lb goal. I'm learning a lot in my nutrition course. This movie came up as a suggestion Today. Glad I watched it. <BR> The Magic Pill <link>https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6035294<BR>/ </link> <BR> For those that asked, here is the Kohlrabi soup recipe, which was free from my CSA. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1ae325f5-1840-463e-8e98-9216dead54ee.jpg"> <BR> <link>https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kohl<BR>rabi </link> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkp... Wed, 2 May 2018 19:42:19 EST Documentaries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6487086 Have you seen either of these documentaries? Fed Up or Hungry for Change. They were both on Netflix. <BR> <link>fedupmovie.com/#/page/home </link> <BR> <link>www.hungryforchange.tv </link> <BR> I just finished watching Hungry for change, I believe it will be much easier to eat more whole foods and do my own baking and cooking. One small step at a time I hope to eliminate highly processed foods. <em>386</em> Sun, 29 Apr 2018 19:56:59 EST Trying to Change Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6486357 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0420fd7e-57cb-4ec0-a449-fcb750fa7fbf.jpg"> <BR> Today's Muffin in a minute my DH said "what is that?" LOL <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/89e130c0-b49a-4efc-b9ec-ba185965a0b4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What do you eat instead of bread? When I eat fewer processed food, I feel better. I'm not sure why I want bread everyday. Maybe it's a daily habit or its an addiction. <BR> One thing I've done to replace bread is to make this one minute m... Fri, 27 Apr 2018 08:44:32 EST Infused Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6483130 Here's an article about infused water. I made some today. Since I didn't cut the rind off I'll take out the lemon in an hour or so then drink it with a little lemon juice and ACV in the morning. <em>788</em> <em>758</em> <link>www.infusedwaters.com/watermelon-inf<BR>used-water-working </link> <em>274</em> <em>768</em> <em>784</em> <BR> <link>https://gethealthyu.com/drink-lemon-<BR>water-every-day/ </link> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 20:07:51 EST Gearing Up To Win! I am a Warrior! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6479087 Starting the Spring 5% challenge with <BR> New Goals - <BR> - Make 1 new recipe each week. <BR> - Prep veggies right away <BR> - Try a new fruit or vegetable each week <BR> - Finally give up that beverage vice: Diet soda, soda, sweetened tea or high-calorie coffee <BR> - Eat 7 or more servings of fruits and veggies each day. <BR> - Add another cup of water for daily drinking quota. <BR> - Plan meals in advance each week before shopping. <BR> - Eat a salad every day. (Try to come up wit... Wed, 4 Apr 2018 14:35:36 EST Are You Dieting or Lifestyling? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6477121 <em>198</em> Truly I wish the word Diet would be abolished. Dieting can be problematic and actually make you gain weight. Have you seen this TED talk yet? I warn you that it is kind of long but well worth the listen. <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSpz<BR>f72S6IY&feature=youtu.be </link> <BR> Here's an article from GHU about the 80/20 rule <link>https://gethealthyu.com/8020-rule-ca<BR>n-improve-life/ </link> Thu, 29 Mar 2018 17:27:04 EST Move Your Body for Your Brain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6475659 Did you read Spark Guy's bolg? I am compelled to share. <BR> <em>104</em> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6475510 </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.ted.com/talks/wendy_suzuki_the_b<BR>rain_changing_benefits_of_exercise </link> Sun, 25 Mar 2018 09:25:13 EST Muffin In a Minute Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6475470 Well first off, if I plan on making this again I will have to have all the dry ingredients ready the night before. It was awful trying to find where I put the flaxseed. It should be easy and next time it will. I had to re organize my pantry so that will help! <em>787</em> <BR> This muffin wasn't the tastiest thing I ever made. I think a whole packet of stevia may have been better or a pinch of salt. either way if you make it, try that. <em>106</em> <link>https://gethealthyu.com/recipe... Sat, 24 Mar 2018 15:48:04 EST Which Program Works for You? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6469510 Have you joined weight loss programs like I have? <em>194</em> Weight Watchers was my first way back in 1999. I lost 50 lbs and gained it all back when I quit going. <em>192</em> Then tried on my own only to gain even more. 10 years later joined Jenny Craig. I was concerned about all the preservatives in the food. <em>488</em> Although they do incorporate fresh fruits and veggies into the eating plan. (I would much rather eat whole food and little packaged foods.) I also like the ide... Tue, 6 Mar 2018 08:32:49 EST Who Knew? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6466631 I didn't realize this team has been up for a while now. <BR> Hope some more of my friends join. <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/<BR>groups_individual.asp?gid=68625 </link> Sun, 25 Feb 2018 19:26:23 EST Had a Great Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6464965 There were so many non scale victories this month so far that I can't even list them all. <BR> <BR> Here are a few: <BR> <BR> Family and friends get together for meals and had fun without food! <BR> <BR> Thankful that I can control what I eat if I try hard enough <BR> <BR> My mind set is changing to, "I don't want to eat that, isn't there a healthy option?" <BR> <BR> I'm craving veggies! Wow! <BR> <BR> My clothes are becoming more comfortable (I'm refusing to buy a larger size) <BR> ... Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:07:30 EST Roasted Quinoa Chili - share http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450709 Outstanding alternative to my home made chili. My husband liked it and usually he has to have the meat. I sure didn't miss it. He didn't complain! Yippee! <BR> <link>https://gethealthyu.com/recipe/roast<BR>ed-red-pepper-quinoa-chili/ </link> Fri, 12 Jan 2018 15:09:00 EST Soup for a cold day today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6447807 This is the soup I made today, very good on a cold day. <BR> <BR> <link>https://wordenfarmtotable.com/2018/0<BR>1/03/tomato-bisque-with-roasted-eggpla<BR>nt-red-bok-choy-and-endive/ </link> Fri, 5 Jan 2018 19:56:35 EST Winter Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6446824 My assignment today in SP Coach is to identify two stress's in my life and ways to combat them. <BR> <BR> Stressors: <BR> 1. Doctor appointments - Combat by deep breathing whenever I think about it. <BR> 2. Saying no to family members that ask for money or a place to stay. - No Idea how to manage that one! Maybe more deep breaths. <BR> <BR> Actually this was the first question: <BR> What habits can you work on today to get one step closer to your future, improved self? <BR> For me it is... Wed, 3 Jan 2018 17:21:25 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6445218 Do you watch PBS “A Chef’s Life” ? Listen to the song at the beginning. It goes something like this: “"I wish you'd see yourself as beautiful as I see you. Why can't you see yourself as beautiful as I see you?" The restaurant in North Carolina is on my list of places to visit in the new year. No photo option tonight. The button isn’t working. HAPPY NEW YEAR Sun, 31 Dec 2017 20:29:19 EST Morning Walk Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387887 Sandhill cranes Sat, 15 Jul 2017 21:33:42 EST Thank You For Your Service http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368274 To all my family, friends and spark friends that have gone before me and to those that are still with me, Thank you for your service to our country for our freedom! <em>652</em> Mon, 29 May 2017 21:38:30 EST Spring and Birds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6366879 Who doesn't love Spring time? One of my favorite seasons for sure! But this spring has given me a rough cold and flu. Today is day 11, although I am feeling much better and am starting to track my food again. I didn't gain any weight and I maintained, which we all know is a good thing. <BR> The birds came back to Wisconsin as usual but I felt bad for them as it was a cool month. So I started to feed them off the deck. What a mess! Yesterday we had a huge Piliated wood pecker <link>http://en... Fri, 26 May 2017 11:34:57 EST More Fiber Please! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352937 Getting more fiber without supplements is hard for me to do for some reason. I need to go back to eating more whole foods. Tonight I'm adding raw broccoli and zucchini to see it that helps my fiber intake. If anyone has ideas on how to get more fiber throughout the day, I'd appreciate it. <BR> The next thing I need to do is to stop eating protein bars. I hope I can accomplish this in the near future. May have to replace them with fruit and a string cheese. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 17:21:30 EST Today's Note: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351717 Today's Note: Does anybody check out any daily food log a member shares? <BR> It is shared on my page on the lower left side. I looked around and didn't see a lot of people sharing them. <BR> <BR> This day is one of my best pie charts since I started counting carbs March 20, 2017. The same day I had to go back and finish the stress test I had 2 weeks before. The first stress test was botched and the tech told me my vein collapsed so I'd have to come back in a couple weeks. Nothing came of ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 20:36:21 EST New Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348064 My Hormone Reset is done! Thankful that I made it through with only a few glitches. Funny how I never really thought I had a problem with hormones but the author just made sense to me so I figured, why not? I did have a weight loss of 3 lbs, 4 in total but gained the other one back already. I'm not going to worry about it. I have a plan with new goals. <BR> <BR> First thing is drinking lemon water and acv every morning <BR> Eat fewer or no refined carbs <BR> Eat more fish <BR> Eat healthy... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 15:35:31 EST Day 20 of my Hormone Reset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346221 Update on the 21 day Hormone reset. One more day then a detox, replace 2 meals with green smoothies and one large meal at lunch. Veggies low starch and protein. I was hopping for more than a 3 lb loss, but I'll take what I can get. During this spring cleaning, I have learned a lot about what I should stay away from. Bread and refined carbs are going to be few and far apart. I don't want to go back to coffee either. My resting heart rate has gone from 70 to 65. I will continue with the plan... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 21:41:34 EST Half way through http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6341938 Day 11 of 21 on my reset. <BR> Craving sweets tonight but didn't indulge. Staying on track and brushing my teeth more. I really miss my fruit! Maybe more than coffee! Not a whole lot of energy so just did my walk and yoga. <em>403</em> Fri, 31 Mar 2017 21:42:55 EST Non Food Rewards http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6340722 Yesterday was my active rest day. My reward for staying committed to myself was a much needed massage. A friend took me out to lunch, we both stayed clear of the sweets after! That's progress! Today is day 10 of my Hormone Reset. It's going better than I expected. Tomorrow will start the total caffeine free phase. So far I have been cutting back and only had a cup of green tea today. I may have to have one last bite of chocolate though. Wed, 29 Mar 2017 10:45:00 EST Yesterday and Today (Day 8) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339783 The universe was good to me yesterday. Our riding buddies wanted to stop at Five Guys (burger and fries) for lunch. It was closed much to my relief. Chipotle was open, I thought that would be a good option. It was until I logged my food when we got home and discovered there were about 1200 grams of sodium it the chicken and more in the salsa. Now I remember why I quit going there. Maybe the burger joint would have been better after all. Don't really know. <BR> <BR> My carb intake was good ye... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 15:22:07 EST Day 6 of 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338927 Today went good, I got almost all the cooking done for the week with the exception of protein egg muffins and a soup. The chicken stew I made for dinner was awesome! I love using turmeric in it. <BR> <BR> My total carbs for the day is right around 100 <BR> It should be lower. I have made progress as it is the lowest of the week. <em>104</em> I can't wait for weigh in! <BR> <BR> My hips and knees were bothering me today but went walking and biking anyway. Here's a link I found to help p... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 20:15:19 EST Planning My Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338708 Food prep and soup prep day today. <BR> <BR> Lots of great veggies to prep today in order to keep carbs low. <BR> <BR> It is day 6 of the 21 day hormone reset. Fruit will be off the list after today as I love my fruit to keep me fuller longer. I don't want to cut out fruit but I do want to follow this reset. I had my banana which had 21 carbs and only about 3g of fiber. It will be a difficult time for sure. I cannot say for sure but I am thinking I will have some fruit anyway so I don't bi... Sat, 25 Mar 2017 09:47:49 EST From my Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6336887 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d2ea5885-efae-4a54-b47c-fdedf3dac525.jpg"> My second time through a stress test went a little better than a couple weeks ago when my vein collapsed and the dye just stayed in my arm, which btw, there is still a lump! No tree mill this time either. The doc called today with great news, everything looks normal. I'm very thankful! Tue, 21 Mar 2017 18:01:58 EST Spark Joy or get rid of it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335503 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/764f245a-d22e-41fc-8113-5e1f93ddf803.jpg"> <BR> This morning 3-19-17 <BR> On CBS Sunday Morning featured an author/organizer the name of her company is Spark Joy I'm going to order her book. Thought her ideas were great! We are working on downsizing. The spark joy idea will help us to rid of furniture and other household items, it is so hard for me to let go and finish downsizing. <BR> <link>www.tidyingup.com/ </link> Sun, 19 Mar 2017 22:41:40 EST Hormone Reset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334853 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d6ef9ce4-7e89-4c7b-ae30-b63c9edde8a6.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a22998cd-2816-491d-8cd5-2f1a3f8cd899.jpg"> Starting tomorrow I will be caffeine free because of my second stress test. My official Reset day is Monday. However, it depends on how stressed I get! The first week is clean protein, no meat, which I am looking forward to. Last year I tried this Reset and only made it through 3 days! I'm hoping this time will ... Sat, 18 Mar 2017 14:42:07 EST Off Line For a Bit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334555 I have my page off line for now so I can journal privately. I'm feeling overwhelmed with staying social. I'm just doing the tracking, SP Coach, Trivia and a few other things including a daily or whenever journal, without the pressure of what everyone thinks or those that judge what is said. I like the supportive comments but not the negative ones. Sad but that is how it is. I'm not on Facebook so much either except for one of my fitness closed group, which I love. I feel comfortable there, I... Fri, 17 Mar 2017 21:11:18 EST Pets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334538 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/99fafb98-51cd-4de0-8c81-6e2d1ae34470.jpg"> Fri, 17 Mar 2017 20:40:03 EST Calories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6334076 Kept calories in and out in the zone on my fit bit Sunday weigh in should be good. I can keep it going! Thu, 16 Mar 2017 22:33:40 EST Play Trivia link http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333070 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/games_h<BR>ome.asp </link> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:52:36 EST bonus wheel link http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6333069 <em>347</em> <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/sparkpoi<BR>nts-bonus-spin2.asp </link> <BR> Tue, 14 Mar 2017 20:51:40 EST One more trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6331782 Last trip with visitors this week. Last month was a birthday celebration. At the time I didn't let a little indulgence bother me, I didn't feel guilty at all & got back on track. This trip I'm using like an experience and I'm not going to indulge, I'll use my past experiences as a guide. It will be a great trip! <BR> <BR> UPDATE: It was a good trip all in all. I did very little indulging and made good food choices. It's getting a little easier and I learned a few new things. For instance ask... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 11:07:16 EST Renewed goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319240 To neutralize my body every morning - Lemon water or ACV 1-2 tbls Wait 10-15 min to have coffee then eat a plant based breakfast Morning walk at least 30 min followed by weight training or 30 min cardio, stretch or yoga Feed my muscles protein for a.m. snack Lunch - large salad with various veggies & protein Afternoon: Walk for 30 min or some type of light cardio p.m. snack - fruit protein smoothie Dinner no later than 6 p.m. Fish or poultry and veggies Drink water all day flavor with lemo... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 08:40:51 EST Turn Around http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6304577 Today I had this question: If your friend becomes obese, your chance of becoming obese, too, increases by how much? 57% <BR> So, couldn't we say it the other way around? I want to say if my friend becomes fit and slim, your chance of becoming fit and slim increases by how much? <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> Weigh in day for the last 2 times with no loss. My clothes fit a little better, I feel stronger when I do intense workouts and I can see my biceps. I think I look better. <BR> <BR> Since I ... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 17:37:24 EST Meal Plans For Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298818 So glad I started the Plateau busting program! I just planned out all my meals and snacks for tomorrow! Today's lesson was about the times we eat and not getting too hungry. I already know that I have been not making good choices this past week. I'm still looking forward to weigh in day! <em>593</em> Sun, 15 Jan 2017 20:44:47 EST Food Food Everywhere Food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6297561 Day 3 of taking pictures of everything I put into my mouth. Usually I don't stray from my healthy eating but today wasn't good. I went over my fat grams, you will see why. Breakfast <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f9fcc6c8-f959-4ee8-9afd-d200f161df1a.jpg"> 2 poached eggs on dry toast with a drizzle of honey and sprinkles of turmeric coffee with creamer No mid morning snack. I'm sure it's because of the eggs. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c4da2a0-64a8-4... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:28:26 EST Food Diary 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296989 Taking a pic of my meals has been a very good way for me to remember what I eat, especially when I don't log it right away. <BR> Today DH and I took a hike at a wildlife preserve. We walked and walked! My fitbit reads 16,512 steps! Today was supposed to be my rest day. Maybe tomorrow I will only do a light workout and 10,000 steps! <BR> <BR> <em>265</em> <em>267</em> <em>368</em> <em>274</em> <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3671418c-a... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:14:43 EST Food Diary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296264 Thought I'd try something I haven't done in awhile. A picture food diary! It was a little bit of a challenge but I remembered everything I ate that way. It was1576 calories here. So I think my food log is more accurate. I'm going to post all my meals so if ya don't want to see, just stop here. <em>227</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>267</em> <em>368</em> <em>370</em> <em>474</em> <em>258</em> <em>274</em> <em>106</em> <em>267</em> <em>368</em> <em>370</em> <BR> <BR... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 20:59:31 EST 10 New Oldie but Goodie Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6289663 Happy New Year! <BR> Thank you to all my friends that support and encourage me! <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> 1. Remember where I came from <BR> 2. Celebrate my accomplishments <BR> 3. Reward myself with Non Food items <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4fb01f06-e096-419f-887f-b181b7496829.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b7d9147-ab7a-4b11-8a42-906248f351f1.jpg"> <BR> 4. Track food and activity daily <BR> 5. Weight train 3 days a week <BR> 6. Cardio 5 times ... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 16:00:16 EST Tired and No Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286129 Today was a little rough around the edges. Felt a little better after my morning walk. Something trying to take me down! After TBT full body firm up (interval weights) felt much better mentally & my body needed a good stretch so I checked out the Barr stretch. I got 12,000 steps today and feel more motivated. Tue, 27 Dec 2016 19:18:41 EST Birthdays in Heaven and Steps Toward Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284669 Trying to keep myself busy today so I wouldn't have any emotional eating. It doesn't seem like the second year for my youngest son to have gone home to heaven before me. Time sure goes fast but because I am trying to keep my mind off sad times, I'm trying to only think of the fun times, loving memories and thankful for the time I had with him. Happy birthday to Brian in heaven! I love and miss you everyday! <BR> <BR> I'm up to 15,000 + steps, yesterday but no badge showed up. Kind of a bumme... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 22:01:10 EST