BOXERMOM19's SparkPeople Blog BOXERMOM19's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 5-01-2016 Yuck. R.A. sucks Sun, 1 May 2016 00:28:57 EST RA and Weather Since being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis I have done lots and lots of online research. There is so much conflicting information and points of view. I have decided to stick with One page I found which was really interesting to me was a weather/barometer page to help predict pain levels in some people. <BR> <link><BR>tis/tools-resources/weather/ </link> <BR> <BR> Come to find out my joints tell me before the page. <BR> <img src... Wed, 24 Feb 2016 12:26:05 EST Challenge results X-WEIGHTED 01 CHALLENGE DATES:  <BR> (09/01) - Starting weight due 142 <BR> How much do I want to lose this challenge? 5 pounds  <BR> <BR> First Day of Challenge 09/02  <BR> <BR> WEIGHT  <BR> 1. 09/09 139 <BR> 2. 09/16  139 <BR> 3. 09/23  139 <BR> 4. 09/30  139 <BR> 5. 10/07  139 <BR> 6. 10/14  138 <BR> 7. 10/21  137 <BR> 8. 10/28 136 <BR> <BR> CARDIO <BR> 1. 09/09 200 minutes <BR> 2. 09/16  625 minutes <BR> 3. 09/23  477 m... Thu, 5 Nov 2015 18:17:18 EST Oct 2015 totals <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 515,390 steps <BR> 152 floors <BR> 224.71 miles <BR> 75,098 calories Sun, 1 Nov 2015 08:05:52 EST Sept 2015 fitbit numbers <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 457,498 steps <BR> 70 floors <BR> 196.06 miles <BR> <BR> I know which days I was off of work. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 18:06:07 EST Sept 6-12 2015 totals <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> 98,997 steps <BR> 18 floors <BR> 42.38 miles <BR> <BR> Tuesday was my day off Sun, 13 Sep 2015 20:21:12 EST August 30-Sept 5 2015 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yes Friday was my day off. I had my hair done that day, spent a big chunk of the day sitting on my bottom. <BR> <BR> 127,700 steps <BR> 19 floors <BR> 54.46 miles <BR> Mon, 7 Sep 2015 08:14:32 EST August 2015 totals <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have to be consistent <BR> <BR> 220.54 miles <BR> 511,549 steps <BR> 163 floors <BR> 73,516 calories Thu, 3 Sep 2015 09:14:37 EST 666.03 miles 5/28/2015-8/19/2015 My mileage tracker <BR> Set up week (5/21 - 5/27) 42.21 miles <BR> Pre-week 1 (5/28 - 6/3) 38.17 miles == 80.38 <BR> Pre-week 2 (6/4 - 6/10) 55.77 miles == 136.15 <BR> Week 1 (6/11 - 6/17) 49.07 miles == 185.22 <BR> Week 2 (6/18 - 6/24) 49.87 miles == 235.09 <BR> Week 3 (6/25 - 7/1) 62.81 miles == 297.9 <BR> Week 4 (7/2 - 7/8) 62.03 miles == 359.93 <BR> Week 5 (7/9 - 7/15) 53.37 miles == 413.3 <BR> Week 6 (7/16 - 7/22) 49.16 miles == 462.46 <BR> Week 7 (7/23 - 7/29) 52.03 miles == 514.49 <BR... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 22:30:12 EST Thurs 8 20 2015 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Good day Thu, 20 Aug 2015 22:22:33 EST Monday 8 17 2015 <img src=""> Tue, 18 Aug 2015 08:49:50 EST Fitbit Sunday 8 16 2015 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> What a busy day I had Mon, 17 Aug 2015 08:39:37 EST Fitbit today 8 15 2015 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Love my fitbit. Had the day off of work today and took easy and my fitbit keeps me honest. Sat, 15 Aug 2015 23:10:09 EST fitbit August 13 2015 <img src=""> Thu, 13 Aug 2015 22:45:34 EST Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin Spaghetti Squash Au Gratin <BR> 6 Servings <BR> Tastes like a Potato Casserole without all the carbs!!!! <BR> <BR> 1 medium spaghetti squash <BR> 3 tablespoons butter <BR> 1 small yellow onion, very thinly sliced <BR> 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes <BR> 1/4 teaspoon garlic salt <BR> Salt and pepper to taste <BR> 3/4 cup sour cream <BR> 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese <BR> Cut the spaghetti squash in half and remove the seeds. Place in a covered dish with a ¼ inch of water and microwave for 10 -1... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 18:34:49 EST Anybody want to check my math? My mileage tracker <BR> Set up week (5/21 - 5/27) 42.21 miles <BR> Pre-week 1 (5/28 - 6/3) 38.17 miles == 80.38 <BR> Pre-week 2 (6/4 - 6/10) 55.77 miles == 136.15 <BR> Week 1 (6/11 - 6/17) 49.07 miles == 185.22 <BR> Week 2 (6/18 - 6/24) 49.87 miles == 235.09 <BR> Week 3 (6/25 - 7/1) 62.81 miles == 297.9 <BR> Week 4 (7/2 - 7/8) 62.03 miles == 359.93 <BR> Week 5 (7/9 - 7/15) 53.37 miles == 413.3 <BR> Week 6 (7/16 - 7/22) 49.16 miles == 462.46 <BR> Week 7 (7/23 - 7/29) 52.03 miles == 514.49 <BR... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:11:52 EST 7-19-2015 It's my something/something birthday I always get a little melancholy on my birthday not because I'm getting old, but because I'm a "what if" girl. What if... I do take chances and make changes, but I wonder what if I wouldn't have taking the leap of faith and stayed in the rut I was in. <BR> <BR> I have always over analyzed things. I love my life and know I have made great progress in becoming a happy well balanced individual. But I still wonder... What if. <BR> <BR> Some of my choices haven't been great, most have been. ... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 19:45:27 EST Stay on track calendar <link><BR>track-calendar.asp?iGoalDate=6/1/2015 </link> <BR> <BR> I haven't seen this before but I can't find a link to return to it. I found it though a article. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 16:00:44 EST Thursday June 11 2015 Grey Wolves So much for my 3 day weekend. <BR> <BR> But on the plus side I will be training someone into the department. I will no longer be a department of 1 (should be 5). It also means 10 days straight without a day off. <BR> <BR> Not sure what they will do on Saturday and Sunday. One day is not enough training for her. <BR> <BR> <BR> On the plus side I started my doTERRA long life vitality packs. Great energy level and I feel less fuzzy headed (more focused). <BR> <BR> Today is the first day... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 08:20:06 EST Monday 6 8 2015 So why is that as soon as I leave work it starts to rain? My yard is starting to look like a jungle. It doesn't rain long, just enough to make everything to wet to work on. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping that it will be nice on my next day off (Friday). <BR> <BR> I think I just inadvertently volunteered to go to full time. With loosing 2 co-workers in the department last week and the manager wanting to get rid of a third with a team that should be five. We have been down one for months. That leaves ... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 16:31:07 EST Sunday 6 7 2015 Working again today this is part of my 9 days straight schedule. And it's only going to get worse. Two of my co-workers quit. So I suspect that my hours will increase even more. Oh well the extra money is good, but I'm suppose to be part time. <BR> <BR> Hey as a bonus I get my fitbit steps in at work all the time now. Over 30 days of meeting my step goal. Sun, 7 Jun 2015 08:06:42 EST OMG I ate the whole thing 6 2 2015 I'm actually in pain right now. I made one of my favorite recipes and finally added it to the recipe calculator. Surprise it was only 194.3 calories. I do have some leftovers for later in the week. It's only 2 servings I may have to change that on the calculator to 3 or 4 servings. <BR> <BR> Zucchini Vegghetti w Turkey Bacon and Pesto <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=2929899 </link> <BR> <BR> I was going to walk but that will have to wait a while now. <B... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 20:14:32 EST 6 2 2015 morning Yesterday was a pleasant day I didn't get to see much of due to working most of it. I did get a chance to take some pictures of the iris's that were in bloom after work. <BR> <BR> Today is a day off of work and then I work 9 days straight. So I need to get some serious prep work done. But I really just want to go sit in the backyard with the dogs and enjoy the sunshine. <BR> <BR> Time to get some work done. More later. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 2 Jun 2015 10:44:09 EST 5 31 2015 Sunday Night Weather was cool but pleasant. Warmer weather is predicted I HOPE they are right. <BR> <BR> Kind of a lazy day today. Had the day off and did I leisurely morning, with coffee in bed and puppies cuddle time. <BR> <BR> Ran some errands and got some more veggie plants for the garden. Everything is planted now. Still need to find green head cabbage and fennel. Oh and buy more seed potato. <BR> <BR> Garden inventory: <BR> tomatoes 2 types <BR> cucumbers 2 types <BR> peppers 3 types <BR> carr... Sun, 31 May 2015 23:21:54 EST 5 30 2015 12:30am POP IS EVIL I fell off the pop wagon and had a (1) can of pop today it took me about 4 hours to drink it. And it really didn't taste as good as I remember it tasting either. (pop is a Midwest term in case you didn't know, google it) <BR> <BR> But here I am at 12:30am not able to sleep. I should have been sound asleep at least 2 hours ago. My body is tired and my mid is tired but my eyes won't stay shut. I'm having racing thoughts, that are similar to a ADHD, because I flip to 3 thoughts a minute. Look a... Sat, 30 May 2015 01:47:36 EST 5 29 2015 Work is really strange lately. I work part-time (20 hours a week) I just looked at the schedule for the next couple of weeks and I have 29.5 and 29 hours. Nobody is taking time off and they haven't said there was a new project coming up.... Yet other departments are getting their hours cut. <BR> <BR> I just wish they would schedule better. One day is 4 hours the next is 8 hours. Never get 2 days off in a row. That was the point to going part time more time at home. <BR> <BR> OK I'm done w... Fri, 29 May 2015 17:12:13 EST 4-30-2014 My surgery was postponed.. I'm sick and tired of pain and not feeling good. I don't know what to eat and don't have the energy to move. Really frustrated. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 12:29:54 EST 7-25-12 WHAT I'M I DOING WRONG? I've been tracking my food and walking every day. The darn scale just will not move. <BR> <BR> WHAT I'M I DOING WRONG? <BR> <BR> I'm eating within my calories, healthy good food, no junk. Lots of veggies very little bread, no pasta. <BR> <BR> I walk every morning at least 30 min every day. The temperatures have been in the high 80 and 90's for months so walking is a sweat-fest. Wed, 25 Jul 2012 10:48:41 EST Thank you Thank you everyone for your encouraging words and congratulations on my success so far. My results have been deeply based on the support that I have received from everyone here on Spark people. What I great place to find the new and improved me. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> <em>252</em> Thu, 19 Jun 2008 10:11:36 EST Challenge results for Mighty Moss Friday <BR> M- 7 miles 195min -60pts <BR> I- 0 <BR> G- yes 10pts <BR> H- 12 glasses 10pts <BR> T- Strength Training 90pts <BR> Y- Yoga 0 <BR> <BR> MOSS - 20pts <BR> ROCKS - 50pts <BR> total 240pts <BR> <BR> Saturday <BR> M- 7 miles 195min -60pts <BR> I- <BR> G- yes 10pts <BR> H- 12 glasses 10pts <BR> T- Strength Training <BR> Y- Yoga <BR> <BR> MOSS - 20pts <BR> ROCKS - 50pts <BR> total 150pts <BR> <BR> ======= <BR> Sunday <BR> M- 5.5 miles 135min -40pts <BR> I- <BR... Mon, 16 Jun 2008 13:00:54 EST Mighty Moss biggest loser challenge ~~~~CHALLENGE RUNS FRIDAY the 13th MORNING-MONDAY NIGHT the 16th~~~~ <BR> <BR> MIGHTY MOSS ROCKS: <BR> <BR> M=MINUTES CARDIO (EACH 30 MIN)=10 POINT <BR> I=INCREASE (ADD 15 MIN/REPS)=10 POINTS <BR> G= GET OUTSIDE (WALK/BIKE/HIKE/SWIM EACH 30 MIN)=10 POINTS <BR> H=HYDRATE (DRINK 8 GLASSES)=10 POINTS <BR> T=TRAINING (STRENGTH EACH 30 REPS)=10 POINTS <BR> Y=YOGA (EACH 10 MIN)=10 POINTS <BR> <BR> M=MOTIVATE (SPARK MAIL/POST ON THREAD/SPARK PAGE)=5 POINTS* <BR> O=OFF (RELAX~~~DO SOMETHI... Thu, 12 Jun 2008 10:14:48 EST Researched till my head hurt <link><BR>tor_waist.asp </link> <BR> waist to hip ratio <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=286 </link> <BR> Body Composition Measures Results <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=97 </link> <BR> Fitness Secrets for Abs of Steel <BR> <link><BR>_articles.asp?id=191 </link> <BR> Research Reveals the Best Abs Exercises <BR> <BR> <BR> Essential b... Mon, 9 Jun 2008 22:00:29 EST White dress and Red shoes?? Let me start by saying "Thank you Patty for sending me the picture" <BR> <BR> My goal since starting Spark was the "little white sun dress". If you have read any of my recent blogs or my main page you have heard about it. <BR> <BR> This picture will be a reminder that I made it. The red shoes I had but when Carol sent me the goody of the red shoes I had to put them together. <BR> <BR> I still have pounds to go to reach my goal, but do I really need to go to that weight? Spark has taught... Sun, 8 Jun 2008 21:41:14 EST UPDATE May 23, 2008 UPDATE May 23, 2008 <BR> <BR> IT FITS!!!! <BR> <BR> My little white sun dress fits. I'm 15 pounds from my goal weight, which was approximately what I weighed when it fit last time. Lean muscle ROCKS!! <BR> <BR> I was getting frustrated. The scale wasn't moving as fast as I wanted and neither was the tape measure. Now I know why. I'm in better shape now than I was on my 40th birthday. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> <em>244</em> <em>247</em> <em>252</em> <em>9</em> Fri, 23 May 2008 12:16:13 EST On the road to slimmer, already at healthier and happier. Today is Day 18 of Boot Camp, over the half way point. <BR> I have been doing the “Swimsuit Boot Camp”. I haven’t loss weight and the tape measure isn’t showing any real progress either. The video’s are getting easier, with the exception of Day 1 video. That one kicks my butt every time I try it. <BR> I’m 20 pounds away from my final goal. I have been using “The 10 percent Solution”, <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=454 </link> <BR> <BR> The 10% solution... Wed, 21 May 2008 11:28:48 EST The Swimsuit Bootcamp May 4 - May 31 The Swimsuit Bootcamp is a 7-day workout plan that lasts for 4 weeks (May 4 through May 31) and an optional "bonus challenge" <BR> <BR> Sunday: Do the "Day 1 Workout Video" (cardio) <BR> <BR> Monday: Do the "Day 2 Workout Video" (lower body) + 30 minutes cardio of your choice <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Do the "Day 3 Workout Video" (upper body) + 30 minutes cardio of your choice <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Do the "Day 4 Workout Video" (core/abs) + 30 minutes cardio of your choice <BR> <BR> Thursday... Tue, 6 May 2008 10:40:09 EST To help me remember Bootcamp Rules!!! Hi everyone! <BR> <BR> Welcome to the SparkPeople Swimsuit Bootcamp, which begins today, May 4. This is your weekly SparkMail. I wanted to use this opportunity to help answer a few questions and explain a little more about the Bootcamp. Keep in mind that you can find lots of this information in the "Sticky" threads in our SparkTeam, and if you have additional questions, please post them there where our other members and co-leaders can help you find the answer. <BR> <BR> In case you haven'... Sun, 4 May 2008 12:35:02 EST It's offical I'm now a co-leader of the Rockford Sparks. Patty and Stacey thought I would be a good addition to the leadership team. I'm so flattered. <BR> <BR> I little about me. I'm 40 something, happily divorced for over 15 years and currently in a long term relationship for over five years. Three mostly grown children, two girls 21 and 20, and a 18 yr old son still at home. Well he gets his mail here and I find lots of dirty dishes and laundry. So I guess he lives here. I'm kidding, he lives here an... Tue, 22 Apr 2008 01:22:24 EST more LOTS more pictures <link><BR>a123 </link> Fri, 18 Apr 2008 12:00:36 EST Joined another team this morning I joined another team this morning. Daily Challenge. New challenge every day. I think it will help me to not lose my motivation. Thu, 6 Mar 2008 12:41:43 EST Basal Metabolic Rate My Basal Metabolic Rate is 1378 <BR> <BR> I’m I risking starvation mode when I go so low on daily intake or does it balance out cause I go so high on intake on other days? I average 1260 calories daily over the last month. Some days I have been as low as 800 calories and other days as high as 2700. <BR> <BR> Or is this why my metabolism is so screwed up? I have been do the cardio and not re-consistent on the strength training. <BR> <BR> The more research I do the more confused I get. <... Tue, 30 Oct 2007 22:45:05 EST Cannas, Glads and Dahlias dug up Spent 3 hours 45 minutes digging the summer bulbs. I don’t remember making that bed that darn big. That’s my work out for the week and than some. I’m sure I’ll be sore tomorrow. Another hour taking care of one small bed, cut back and cart to the compost pile. <BR> Got potatoes to dig yet. And put the garden to sleep for the season. Plus other yard, and flowerbed things to do. Not sure when I’ll get to it. No days off this week and have go up north next weekend. Haven’t looked at my rose b... Sun, 28 Oct 2007 19:06:08 EST My exercise routine, Went to the side of the road Being in pain all week has hurt my exercise routine. Found a great article. <BR> <BR><BR>ess_articles.asp?id=393 <BR> <BR> Inspirational to help get me back on track again. I a little scared that if I do to much I’ll be back where I was last weekend. I have done the upper body and a few easy lower body and core exercises, I don’t feel it was enough to try and log. <BR> I have to work tomorrow, so weather permitting I have LOTS yard work to do. Weath... Fri, 26 Oct 2007 21:35:38 EST My aching hip and knee. I haven’t been doing very well lately. Too many temptations; that I have fallen victim too. My fault, cause I caused them and choose to succumb to them. <BR> I know with the holidays coming the parties (alcohol) will be my down fall. My family tries to cook healthy, low fat, low calories, high fiber, etc. Than add a bottle or two of wine or the locally brewed Leinenkugels beer. <BR> The weather change has started my hip and knee hurting again, to the point where; I left work yesterday at ... Tue, 23 Oct 2007 10:08:22 EST No changes on the scale or the tape measure. No changes on the scale or the tape measure. My bad I haven’t been doing the scheduled exercises. Been crazy around here, I’m not sitting in front of the TV munching chips. Shampooed carpets, rearranged furniture, move the dog crates; catch up on laundry and general housekeeping, still did some cardio, but not my normal amounts. No change is better than increases on the scale or tape measure. <BR> <BR> With the sleep issues that I’m trying to beat I don’t want to be exercising before bed. <B... Fri, 19 Oct 2007 08:26:46 EST Great weekend for me NOT for the diet Went to visit the family in northern Wisconsin this weekend it was great to see everyone. Blew the calories out of this world. Made a few healthy choices, the beverages are where I didn’t. Had champagne brunch at Fanny Hill in Eau Claire on Sunday. Great food lots of choices, we still managed to leave town by noon. Stopped in Madison on the way home did some shopping. Sun, 14 Oct 2007 21:22:48 EST Back to work week Had Monday off from work. <BR> <BR> Back to work today only working 4 days this week. Saturday is Cashton’s first birthday, we’re expected to show up for his party at my sisters house in northern Wisconsin. <BR> <BR> I’m seriously thinking about buying a new beta for my desk at work. Stress relief. <BR> Tue, 9 Oct 2007 22:07:05 EST need to get more sleep Weekend was a lazy one. Still didn't get enough sleep. <BR> <BR> Monday was normal at work. Moments when I hate my job, other times not so much. Except zipper got stuck on my pants, Good news it wasn’t cause they were to tight, just a bad zipper and 10 minutes in the ladies room. <BR> <BR> Still not getting the sleep I need. NEED to work on that goal. Anything over 7 hours would be great. <BR> Mon, 1 Oct 2007 20:51:12 EST Hamlet sleeping off the surgery still... Hamlet is doing great after his surgery. Napping with Daddy helps all boo boos feel better. So do the puppy painkillers. What’s Sweeties excuse? It’s Sunday, and he’s been out of town all week. Got to catch up on sleep and puppy time. Sun, 30 Sep 2007 13:03:13 EST Goals?? for losing From the article that MOOSEYSCRAPS Pointed me to; <BR> The 10 percent Solution,<BR>tion_articles.asp?id=454&page=2 <BR> <BR> I’m setup for 50 ponds by 5/31/2008. That’s eight months. Correct me if my math is wrong but that is 6.5 pounds per month. That is approx 1.5 pounds per week. Sounds reasonable. <BR> <BR> This is what I came up with…. <BR> <BR> Starting Weight 165 September 22, 2007 <BR> First Goal 148 by November 22, 2007 <BR> Second Goa... Fri, 28 Sep 2007 20:02:50 EST