BFMONICA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BFMONICA BFMONICA'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/ Good night~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303501 I had a very nice day. It rained all day so I stayed home with my husband and dogs. I did my leg and arm exercises. I manage to clean and organize three drawers. Tomorrow I will continue purging and organizing. I wish I could get outside but it's supposed to rain and thunder. Good night. Mon, 23 Jan 2017 02:06:16 EST Relieved http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302270 So glad today is over. I'm looking forward to this weekend. Hopefully it doesn't rain a lot. Sat, 21 Jan 2017 00:22:38 EST Quiet day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301660 Did some sewing today. I had a lot of things to mend. I went to lunch with my neighbor. We had a good time. Tomorrow it's supposed to rain again. I probably will hang out at home and catch up with some more projects. No inauguration for me. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:17:06 EST One of my faves http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300763 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/671a6a84-d460-4890-88b4-0ad692fcaff5.jpg"> <BR> Finished my leg & arm exercises and now I'm making a brocolli and carrot soup. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:49:21 EST One of my faves http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300750 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a47deaf1-8c7a-44fa-8258-890eeb947804.jpg"> <BR> Finished my leg & arm exercises and now I'm making a brocolli and carrot soup. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 14:35:14 EST Paint nite http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299673 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bca35dbe-e030-4e37-8918-2236f01c0348.jpg"> <BR> Celebrated MLK in the morning and then went for a walk in the afternoon. In the evening I went to paint nite. This is the beginning of a peacock. I'm glad I went because it's something I've always wanted to do. Not sure if I would do it again but I'm glad I had the experience. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 01:11:32 EST 63 years young! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298736 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eef8aeb8-e227-4953-be64-44fdc77a442b.jpg"> <BR> Having a fun birthday. Went to breakfast and now I'm relaxing. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:04:45 EST Great day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6297744 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1d4069ce-4629-410b-aaaf-b2f256275f32.jpg"> <BR> I had a great day. Morning walk and coffee with a friend. We discovered this giant succulent on our walk. I can't wait to see it bloom. I ran some errands and then took my dogs for a walk. We went to our good friends for dinner. They made a delicious stew. I'm looking forward to the weekend. Sat, 14 Jan 2017 02:26:07 EST Hello sunshine! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6297088 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7f4b2e90-3d7e-4da4-a200-8b21f0bdea41.jpg"> <BR> Finally the rain has stopped here in northern Ca. The sun made an appearance. Woo hoo! I was able to get some shopping done and walk the dogs to the park. I had to walk slow but at least I could walk. Fri, 13 Jan 2017 01:32:55 EST Feeling a little better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296403 My knees are feeling a little better. I'm going to venture out tomorrow. I hope it's not to cold. Thu, 12 Jan 2017 01:13:24 EST Wet and windy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6295742 It has been a blah day. We all have cabin fever especially the dogs. I did go to the produce stand but that was it. My knees have been hurting all day. I iced them and put heat on them. Tomorrow will be a better day. Wed, 11 Jan 2017 01:41:40 EST Quiet day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6295042 Did my leg exercises and computer work. Took it easy the rest of the day. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 01:49:49 EST Unwind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6294063 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/64c9b05a-6ab0-4cdd-bb0c-7bfebfea9596.jpg"> <BR> Staring out the window and watching the rain, trees and shrubs blowing in the wind. It's just what I need. Anxiety is getting to me and I need to just unwind. Sun, 8 Jan 2017 18:37:20 EST Stayed in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293520 Since it's so cold and wet outside my husband and I decided to stay in and organize the kitchen cabinets. What a job! We're still not done. We'll finish tomorrow. We were able to agree on donating the George Forman grill. We won it in a raffle about twelve years ago. We hardly use so it's time to let go. Sat, 7 Jan 2017 22:14:48 EST Fun day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292916 My friend and I went shopping at my favorite the thrift store. I picked up a few things. I always find something. Then we went for coffee. Afterwards I spent about two hours in my garden. I like to weed after it rains. Looking forward to a wet weekend. Fri, 6 Jan 2017 22:56:00 EST Today's hike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292231 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c53ae021-c18f-441a-a78a-0010c4ffb200.jpg"> <BR> I haven't been on a hike in over two months. I was so happy to make it up the hill. Thu, 5 Jan 2017 22:13:40 EST My kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6291515 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/503ace2b-d013-4ef1-8724-baad0bcd461c.jpg"> <BR> BJ & Stella Wed, 4 Jan 2017 22:24:37 EST Kitchen counter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6290610 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a2bc16ff-f94e-4322-8c98-b3b4ea13c5ef.jpg"> <BR> I think it looks so pretty with all the different colors. Tue, 3 Jan 2017 18:49:34 EST "A Good Time" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6289984 I had a good time today. Oatmeal and blueberries with green tea. I munched on an apple, orange, red bepper, and baked sweet potatoes, which my dogs just love, that's the sweet potatoes. I bake up a bunch and leave them on the counter in a bowl. So whenever I treat myself with one I know they're going to want one also. So this keeps me accountable because I'm also watching their calorie intake. <BR> <BR> I also made a necklace. I love to bead. It's one of my passions. I also listened to thre... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 23:25:04 EST Back in the garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6289053 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/67c072a7-15cd-4ec8-b251-77511c136e8e.jpg"> <BR> Spent a couple of hours gardening. One of my bushes was blocking the gate so I had to prune it. It was a beautiful afternoon. Rain should be coming late evening. Resting my back now and hopefully will get some exercise in before bed time. Sun, 1 Jan 2017 22:07:38 EST Back in the garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288935 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f8bcb5f6-380f-4147-843d-07de774a8c24.jpg"> <BR> Spent a couple of hours gardening. One of my bushes was blocking the gate so I had to prune it. It was a beautiful afternoon. Rain should be coming late evening. Resting my back now and hopefully will get some exercise in before bed time. Sun, 1 Jan 2017 19:54:11 EST Conscious food intake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803100 I've been entering my food intake for the past three days and I'm learning a lot about my nutrition. My husband and I are both tracking so that's very encouraging for me. I like having a partner. We both need to lose around 20-30 lbs. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2071731331.jpg"> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:37:31 EST Great day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802425 Great day today. Started out by cutting down some of my neighbors overgrown aloe plant and transplanting into my yard. It's great because the plants are FREE! I just had to do the hard work of digging holes and planting. I'm up to thirteen minutes on the elliptical, so that's a big deal for me. Later on in the afternoon I walked my dog in the neighborhood for a little over a mile. So I'm feeling really good about my activity. <em>244</em> Tue, 21 Oct 2014 21:52:57 EST Winter garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800962 Today we planted kale, lettuce, broccoli and echinacia. Looking forward to some yummy vegi's. <em>376</em> <em>129</em> <em>376</em> <em>129</em> <em>376</em> <em>129</em> Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:49:40 EST Tuesday's exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5239615 Elliptical 14 minutes <BR> Walk 50 minutes <BR> Garden 60 minutes Wed, 6 Feb 2013 00:52:19 EST Have a great day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237133 Great weekend. Did a lot in the front yard. Had some friends over yesterday for the big game. I'm ready to get this week started. Jumping on the elliptical this morning and then running some errands. Have a great day! <BR> <em>314</em> <em>9</em> Mon, 4 Feb 2013 12:33:25 EST Girl Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233948 Had a great day with my best friend. We took a drive to Half Moon Bay, which is 30 minutes from Hayward, along the Pacific Ocean. We had lunch and shopped at a few shops in the downtown. It was a fun day. I need to do this more often. <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> Sat, 2 Feb 2013 00:22:03 EST Ten things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207451 Ten things I accomplished today: <BR> <BR> 1. Slept 8 hours <BR> 2. Twelve minutes on the elliptical <BR> 3. Two sets of strength training <BR> 4. 50 sit ups <BR> 5. Ate a salad for lunch <BR> 6. Weeded in the garden <BR> 7. Made a spark recipe - tomato soup <BR> 8. Organized a shelf in the back porch <BR> 9. Uploaded some photos from yesterday's drive to the ocean <BR> 10. Blogged <BR> <em>244</em> Mon, 14 Jan 2013 21:31:42 EST Visualization http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5156447 On today's video Coach Nicole spoke about visualization. This is something that I need to work on daily. I will add this to my weekly goals. <BR> <em>252</em> Tue, 4 Dec 2012 21:47:12 EST Love this quote... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5069809 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l189790330.jpg"> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 23:34:43 EST Believe it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5064215 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l614338914.jpg"> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 00:17:02 EST Fat & Sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5054788 Watched "Fat, sick & nearly dead" again with my husband. This documentary motivates me to get my act together and now that my stomach is feeling 99% normal I'm feeling up to walking again. So Stella and I went out for a mile walk. Feels good to get out into the neighborhood again. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l696994395.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l348589843.jpg"> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 17:01:55 EST Today's walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4925589 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l427140770.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l100695581.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l951891786.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l975040022.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l835568267.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l964892273.jpg"> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 23:13:37 EST A walk at the shoreline http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4855641 Stella, my dog, and I took a beautiful walk today at the Hayward Shoreline (CA). Here are some of the flowers I discovered. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l268067672.jpg"> <BR> Stella taking a walk. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l938982851.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l389191927.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l874024881.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com... Fri, 27 Apr 2012 23:28:57 EST Able to workout again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4834202 First day out since last Sunday. I came down with a cold/cough/asthma and was out of it for a while. I feel a lot better today. It feels good to almost be back to normal. Today I went to a colonoscopy consultation. My first one ever. I've put this off for eight years. So my colonoscopy will be done in mid May so it gives me about a month to mentally prepare. I'm not looking forward to the fasting. Tomorrow I plan on going for a early morning hike depending on the weather. Have a great weekend... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 00:05:20 EST Happy doggy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4822677 I wasn't able to workout yesterday and today. I ended up getting my husband's cold. So I felt pretty bad. I think I'm back to normal and I will be going for a walk tomorrow. My dog Stella will be so happy. <BR> <em>313</em> Fri, 6 Apr 2012 00:00:28 EST Force myself out the door http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4818526 I am so sore from yesterdays workout and I also have a sore throat and ears so I'm going to have to force myself out the door today for my 2 mile walk. After I'm done blogging I'm going to take a very hot shower and get ready for my walk. Have a great day Sparkers. <BR> <em>24</em> Tue, 3 Apr 2012 12:29:05 EST