BFMONICA's SparkPeople Blog BFMONICA's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 170 lbs!!!!!! I had my yearly physical and I'm super motivated to lose this weight! So today I'm tracking my food. It's a pain but I feel better for doing it. Have a great day everyone! <em>521</em> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:27:30 EST 87th birthday <img src=""> <BR> I went for a walk with my friend and afterwards we went for coffee. We had a very nice visit. This weekend we're going to celebrate my mother's 87th birthday. Should be fun. Take care everyone. 💆 Fri, 3 Feb 2017 17:07:08 EST Two right shoes <img src=""> <BR> Had my hair cut this morning. It's all gray now. It's taken almost a year to get all the dye out. Afterwards I had to return a shoe. I not only had two right shoes but one of them was the wrong size. The wrong shoe was united with its twin. Feeling energized I took the dogs for a walk. Now I'm working on getting dinner together. I'm making chicken divan. Have a great evening! Wed, 1 Feb 2017 19:08:58 EST Reality break <img src=""> <BR> Boo hoo the clouds are coming. Working in my yard again. Visited with my neighbor. Good day so far other than all the confusion. Trying to take a break from reality. Tue, 31 Jan 2017 17:47:48 EST Relaxed <img src=""> <BR> Did a lot of yard work this weekend. So today I just sat in my yard for a couple of hours enjoying my dogs. Mon, 30 Jan 2017 23:36:53 EST My walk this morning. <img src=""> <BR> Walked a little over a mile today. It is such a beautiful day. Fri, 27 Jan 2017 16:59:41 EST So happy I walked the dogs to the park and also walked a few blocks with my neighbor. I am so happy to be able to walk again. Thu, 26 Jan 2017 18:41:05 EST Love my garden. <img src=""> One of my passions is succulents and cactus. Since its been raining, today was the first day in the garden. I enjoy seeing how my plants thrive with all the rain. I have so much pruning to do but I love it. Tue, 24 Jan 2017 18:19:00 EST Good night~ 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 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 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 <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <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! <img src=""> <BR> Having a fun birthday. Went to breakfast and now I'm relaxing. Sun, 15 Jan 2017 18:04:45 EST Great day <img src=""> <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! <img src=""> <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 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 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 Did my leg exercises and computer work. Took it easy the rest of the day. Tue, 10 Jan 2017 01:49:49 EST Unwind <img src=""> <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 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 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 <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <BR> BJ & Stella Wed, 4 Jan 2017 22:24:37 EST Kitchen counter <img src=""> <BR> I think it looks so pretty with all the different colors. Tue, 3 Jan 2017 18:49:34 EST "A Good Time" 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 <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <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 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=""> Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:37:31 EST Great day! 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 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 Elliptical 14 minutes <BR> Walk 50 minutes <BR> Garden 60 minutes Wed, 6 Feb 2013 00:52:19 EST Have a great day! 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 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 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 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... <img src=""> Fri, 21 Sep 2012 23:34:43 EST Believe it. <img src=""> Tue, 18 Sep 2012 00:17:02 EST Fat & Sick 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=""> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 11 Sep 2012 17:01:55 EST Today's walk <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> Wed, 13 Jun 2012 23:13:37 EST A walk at the shoreline 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=""> <BR> Stella taking a walk. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=" Fri, 27 Apr 2012 23:28:57 EST Able to workout again! 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 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 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