BUCKEYEGAL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BUCKEYEGAL BUCKEYEGAL'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/ Happy New Year! Get Lean in 2013! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182068 That's my mantra...more running and more weight training next year, along with lots more Veggies! I went full-on vegetarian in 2012, but I didn't always eat the vegetables! I'm going to be Eating for Life in 2013! Mon, 31 Dec 2012 11:13:32 EST Crazy Days of May http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4885171 This month is always crazy, with soccer tournaments, year-end concerts and award ceremonies, and wrapping up my school year. This year is even crazier, as my oldest is graduating from high school! Unbelievable! I'm also trying to line up some summer work at the last minute. For the past two years, my summer school American Lit course has been cancelled due to low enrollment. Last year, I just took the summer off, but knowing that in three short years I'll have three kids in college, I re... Thu, 17 May 2012 06:05:38 EST Revising My Lifetime Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4791198 Since forever, I've been working toward a goal weight of 140, the weight on my driver's license, which I have only seen twice in the last 20 years. I got married at 142, which should tell me something, since that was 23 years and three kids ago. Since then I've yo-yoed from 139-169, mostly settling in the mid-150's. <BR> <BR> I started Weight Watchers @ Work with my school district last fall at 164.4, and I've been stuck right around 150 since Christmas. I'm proud of my success so far, an... Fri, 16 Mar 2012 20:16:16 EST January by the numbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4723721 I'm a self-proclaimed Weight Watchers Geek! <link>www.momsterontherun.com/2012/02/weig<BR>ht-watcher-stats-geek.html </link> <BR> <BR> I don't need to tell you that I was sick for a good part of January...the numbers speak for themselves: <BR> <BR> Miles Goal: 84 Miles Actual: 49.41 <BR> Activity Minutes Goal: 1500 Activity Minutes Actual: 796 <BR> Weight Loss Goal: 5 lbs Weight Loss Actual: ... Sun, 5 Feb 2012 15:52:19 EST Christmas Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4639622 I am turning into a real numbers geek, but hopefully it will pay off! I've been keeping a daily spreadsheet of my WW Points, activity/minutes, running miles, weight changes, and now FITBIT steps! (Woo hoo...thank you, Santa!) I'm not trying to drive myself crazy, but I love seeing those miles and activity minutes rack up, and I can see how my weight is slowly creeping downward! Yesterday, of course, was an exception. Following Christmas cookies and a few glasses of wine, my weight was up... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 06:32:54 EST In 10 Weeks.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4627673 I am participating in a Challenge here at Spark, and I promised myself this time I would complete each of the weekly mini-challenges, both to keep myself active on the team and to make sure that I'm focused on the challenge at hand! <BR> <BR> This week's challenge is to write a letter to my future self to read in 10 weeks, so here goes: <BR> <BR> Dear Self: <BR> I am proud of you for sticking through this challenge during the holiday season and the dark, cold days of winter! I know that th... Fri, 16 Dec 2011 06:13:40 EST Post-Thanksgiving Weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4606436 The good news is I didn't gain....the bad news is I maintained. I was hoping for at least a tiny loss! Oh well...that just gives me more incentive to work hard this week! Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:48:40 EST Streaking is paying off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4587441 Day 17, and another 1.2 lbs lost at Weight Watchers. I have averaged 1.2 lbs/week for the past 7 weeks, for a total of 8.4 lbs. Slow and steady...I'll take it! <em>134</em> Wed, 16 Nov 2011 17:11:13 EST What a waste of points! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4581060 Note to self: Check the points at Starbucks next time BEFORE you order! That Salted Caramel Mocha that you've been drooling over for the past 3 months was totally NOT worth the 10 points it cost (especially since you only earned 9 from your 4 mile run this morning!!!!) !!! Sat, 12 Nov 2011 16:17:18 EST Streak Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4577441 I am so excited about staying on track during these holidays! I have hit my faithful treadmill every morning before work so far, to either walk or run. I really want to be adding some strength training, but right now I need the mind-numbing cardio more! I have also tracked my WW Points Plus on my Iphone every day except one, and it paid off with another 1.4 lb loss yesterday at my weigh-in yesterday. I'm so excited! I am right on track...7.2 lbs off in 6 weeks. If I can keep up 1 lb/wee... Thu, 10 Nov 2011 05:33:05 EST Streak Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4563797 OK, I'm 2 for 2 on 30 minutes of exercise and faithfully keeping my WW journal. I started on Halloween/Trick or Treat, so that's a new one for me! I can honestly say I've never written down my Halloween candy before! It helped me stop at 2 snack-sized bars instead of scrounging through the kids' rejects! <BR> <BR> Bummer note...I cracked the crown on my front tooth :( I am so terrified that it is going to break off while I'm teaching...that will REALLY scare my students! My dentist can'... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 19:15:07 EST Who's up for a challenge? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4560172 Join my Holiday Exercise Streak Challenge....at least 30 minutes/day from Halloween to Christmas Eve...all exercise counts! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp?gid=53753 </link> <BR> <BR> Let's keep each other moving throughout the holidays so we can still eat a cookie or two and stay on track! <BR> <BR> Who's with me?! Sun, 30 Oct 2011 17:38:48 EST WW@Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4502841 One of our new job perks is a WW@Work program for the next 10 weeks. We have almost 1000 teachers in our district, and they struggled to get 20 to commit, which surprised me. Our insurance will refund 1/2 the cost if we complete the 10 weeks. I'm really excited...I thrive on challenges and friends to share them with! I'm not yet sure what my goal will be...I'm thinking 15 lbs lighter than whatever I weigh at Wednesday's weigh-in. It has been difficult to eat for weight loss while trainin... Sun, 25 Sep 2011 10:30:58 EST Ever notice.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4323518 when you take the time to check in at Spark, you have a better day than when you don't? Yeah, me too! Must remember this on a daily basis..... I look at it as my own personal daily Weight Watchers meeting! Sun, 26 Jun 2011 11:29:21 EST Summer Plan B http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4282516 It looks like my summer teaching job will probably fall through...I was supposed to be teaching Contemporary Lit, but only 4 students have signed up as of yesterday, and the class starts Monday, so.....I totally have NO excuse not to focus on ME this summer! I have 9 weeks off, no lessons to plan, and these stubborn 15-20 lbs to remove. The planets are aligning! (Snicker) If not now, when?! <BR> <BR> I am faithfully following my running group's half marathon plan for October and have bee... Tue, 7 Jun 2011 08:17:21 EST May 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4203074 So far, so good for May! ;) <BR> Today was a rest day--no exercise. I ate well and came in at 1287 and logged and drank water. So far so good! Sun, 1 May 2011 19:53:43 EST Last day of April already? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4200777 I misplaced my Spark over the last several weeks (my last post was 3/7 ????) I have still been running and following my half marathon training plan (my race is next Saturday!!), but I have not been keeping my food log. Surprise (not), I'm up 5 lbs since I last logged. <BR> <BR> I am reading Eat, Drink, and Weigh Less, which is a common sense, back to basics nutrition plan. I'm going to use it to get myself back on track. I think one of my biggest problems is over-eating with my snacks... Sat, 30 Apr 2011 17:53:21 EST Another 0.8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4072104 I'm slow, but I'm moving in the right direction! I have tried to be sensible, eating at the top of my range (and admittedly above it at least a few days a week lately) so I can sustain my running. I know with some more discipline I can make the scales move faster, but at this point I'm happy for the progress! Onward! Mon, 7 Mar 2011 05:37:58 EST Why I Joined the Chalean Extreme Get Lean 16 Week Buddy Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4069869 Well, let's see! I set a Push goal this year of reaching my goal weight of 140 lbs (- 15). I really wanted to do it by my half marathon on 5/7, but I didn't really buckle down in January and February, and now that date is unrealistic. However, I think the last day of school (June 9) would be doable. I love deadlines (call me Ms. Procrastinator, otherwise), but I hate pressure that makes me do silly things to get there. <BR> Enter Accountability! I've been listening to Chalene's audio pro... Sun, 6 Mar 2011 08:37:16 EST A whopping 1.2, but pressing onward.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4053275 Well, so far this year I'm down a total of 1.2 lbs. I read somewhere (I think Dr. Danzinger from BL) that if you aren't seeing progress in a month, your plan is obviously not working, and you need to do something different. Normally I'd go off all crazy and vow to starve myself and work out like a maniac to make something happen, but this time I'm vowing to just keep on keeping on. <BR> <BR> I've been sporadic since January, I admit, but for the last week I've been committed to tracking,... Mon, 28 Feb 2011 06:05:47 EST 16 week challenge...anyone want to join me?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4034498 I had an epiphany over the weekend. What I'm saying and what I'm doing are two different things! I SAY I'm working on reaching my Push Goal (What What, Chalene fans!!) but I'm not tracking my food, and I'm not putting those action steps first on my To-Do List...so I'm really not getting anywhere! <BR> <BR> SO...I just figured out that we have 16 weeks until Summer Break, and what a surprise...I am 16 lbs from goal. I've already got a good exercise plan in place (training with a local grou... Mon, 21 Feb 2011 08:44:35 EST January Cheers and Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3973405 Cheers: <BR> <BR> I stuck with my Marathoner-In-Training program 100% for the month of January, in training for a May 7th half marathon. It is so much fun to meet up with the group once a week for the long runs. I ran 60 miles this month. <BR> <BR> Challenges: <BR> <BR> I didn't do so well in the food department. I wanted to lose 5 lbs, but I actually stayed the same. I've struggled with wanting too much comfort food to warm me up after a long day at school. I've also been hitting th... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 08:19:49 EST Week 1 in Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3906289 I struggle so much with black and white thinking...it's the wacky perfectionist in me that I'm trying to stifle with a bag over her head! <BR> <BR> I quickly realized that my goal to work out every day in 2011 was a bit unrealistic for me. (Duh...I WILL learn that one of these days!) Anyway, I managed to work out 6 days last week and logged 14 miles with my marathoner in training schedule (including a brisk 4 miler in a snow shower!), which is pretty good for me! I wanted to throw in a yo... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 11:52:11 EST New Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3883038 The holidays are over! They derailed me a little (gained 4 pounds since 12/18), but today it's back to work/school and back to my normal life! <BR> Weight Watchers journal and 30 Mins/day exercise streaks are BACK ON! Mon, 3 Jan 2011 06:04:12 EST Happy 1/1/11! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3877426 We had an excellent New Year's Eve! We went to the Columbus Blue Jackets game with 25 of our nearest and dearest friends and family and then came back to our place for some champagne and Auld Lang Syne. It was awesome until I woke up this morning with a pounding headache and a 5K to run. I almost bagged it, but my best running buddy/husband wouldn't let me off the hook, thank goodness! It wasn't pretty, but we ran together and finished in 36:00. It was a great start to the new year! My ... Sat, 1 Jan 2011 15:50:02 EST Merry Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3860364 It is going to be different this year, since our nuclear family will be alone together on Christmas Day for the first time in several years. My mother-in-law usually comes, but this year she decided to stay home. The kids are getting older and pretty much picked out their own gifts, with the exception of my 8th grade son, who still wants to be surprised! I am looking forward to playing Wii in our pj's tomorrow! Fri, 24 Dec 2010 08:48:07 EST Off and Running.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3852066 I roped a few good friends into joining the local Marathoner in Training program to start preparing for the Cap City 1/2 Marathon on 5/7/2011, and yesterday was our first run. My Nike+ is way off base, but we did run 2 miles in 12 degree weather on slippery ground...it's all downhill from here! :) <BR> <BR> Today was a 5K that really wasn't...my Garmin said 2.36 miles. Oh well...still fun to get out there and get moving! It kept me honest at last night's holiday party, too...only 2 glas... Sun, 19 Dec 2010 11:05:06 EST Exercise Streak Day 1...again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3842933 So what? Who cares? Never give up! :) Tue, 14 Dec 2010 07:34:54 EST December Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3816063 I can't believe it's that time already! <BR> <BR> November was a mixed bag. I lost 4 lbs with Weight Watchers Online <em>185</em> and set PRs for the year in the 5K and 4 mile. <BR> <BR> On the other hand, I really didn't earn very many exercise minutes or hit mile mileage targets. <BR> <BR> Onward! <BR> <BR> Goals for December: <BR> 1. Log in everyday at SP to support my BL Challenge team! <BR> 2. Repeat from November: Exercise before work every day 31/31 <BR> 3. Stay in new WW ... Wed, 1 Dec 2010 05:43:15 EST Getting Excited for the New Weight Watchers Plan tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3810192 I wonder what the changes will mean? I have been a member on and off since 1994, when my oldest was a year old! I have not seen my goal weight much since then (I've been really close and really far away), but I am determined to do it in the next few months! I know that the program doesn't lose the weight...that part is up to me...but I'm still excited to see what the new plan will bring to my arsenal of tools! Sun, 28 Nov 2010 15:44:20 EST Time to Breathe! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3779097 This was parent-teacher conference week, so we worked two LONG days on Wed and Thurs for the gift of Friday off! I love it! <BR> <BR> I woke up with a new goal, which has been working on me for a little while. I know I'm nothing without a dangling carrot in front of me, so I decided that I will run my second marathon next fall! In 2002, I joined a local running group that trained together all summer before competing in the Columbus Marathon. At that time, I was trying to lose weight and ... Fri, 12 Nov 2010 09:44:22 EST November Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3752519 Short and sweet: <BR> <BR> 1. Get back on my exercise streak. I made it to day 56, then my daughter was hospitalized for a few days and I broke it. I'm ready to start again tomorrow! <BR> <BR> 2. Keep a food log ALL MONTH! I can't commit to logging everything online, but I can commit to writing it all down on paper! I know it won't always be pretty, but at least I'll be mindful! <BR> <BR> 3. Run 80 miles. I have always wanted to run a Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving, but I was worried ... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 20:05:52 EST Check-in 9/19/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3651402 Since school started, I've been in survival mode! Two kids are playing three sports total, and combined with being teacher at our own school events and Mom at my kids' events, we have not been at home very much! Unfortunately, that has meant too many fast food meals or grab-and-go dinners at the stadium (popcorn, anyone?!). We still have another 6 weeks to go of fall sports season, so I've decided to try to spend Sundays cooking ahead and making some meals that we can eat on the fly. Tod... Sun, 19 Sep 2010 09:22:51 EST 100 Days Challenge - Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3518057 So far, so good! I've mostly been treadmilling...it is 90 degrees again today, and the cool basement is just way more appealing! I'm also using Chalean Extreme 3x/week. This is Push Circuit week 3...so much fun to see results! Even my legs (my trouble spots) are shaping up! <BR> <BR> Two more weeks until school starts, and I still have a lot of yucky items on my summer to do list. I'm slowly cleaning the basement...I started with my workout area...that was actually fun! I'm selling a f... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 12:48:48 EST Did you see SpunkyDucky's 365 Days of Exercise Blog? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3505373 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=3496685 </link> <BR> <BR> I am re-inspired! Thu, 5 Aug 2010 09:03:01 EST Chalean Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3485427 In addition to increasing my weights, I've noticed that I'm burning a lot more calories as I progress throughout the program! Fri, 30 Jul 2010 11:27:00 EST So did not want to work out today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3447261 but I did it! It was noon, and I was still in my workout clothes! I love summer....better get it out of my system, though...come fall it's back to 5 a.m.! <BR> <BR> I'm loving Chalean Extreme Push Circuit! I was getting pretty used to the Burn Phase and it's so nice to have some new workouts! I'm using mostly 8-15 lb weights and they feel great! I can see that I'm going to have to splurge on at least some 20's before this month is over! Mon, 19 Jul 2010 12:53:00 EST Better Hustle! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3434476 Confession time: I thought my 12,000 fitness minutes for the year goal was challenging but doable when I set it in January. As of today, I'm 1/3 finished...unfortunately, the year is more than 1/2 over! I calculated that I need to get in 51 mins per day for the rest of the year to reach it. I'm going for it! Thu, 15 Jul 2010 10:29:05 EST Refocus Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3413754 Just picked up Pamela Peeke's "Fight Fat after 40" from the library...a much needed wake-up call! May and June were so stressful, and I've pretty much been rewarding myself with food and laziness since then as a recuperation method...yikes! I'm up 11 lbs from my Biggest Loser Challenge already..... <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> So...back to Plan A for me! Logging, working out and checking in. So simple, so effective, no excuses! Fri, 9 Jul 2010 08:24:53 EST 5K Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3285328 As I previously stated, I took a month off running (shame shame...no excuses...just allowed life to get in the way) and today I ran a 5K with two of my closest friends. They both beat me (no surprise there--my time was 35:41) in the pouring rain....the t-shirt was ugly... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l333514877.jpg">and I got my new Asics all muddy...but it was so much fun! Two husbands and one teenaged daughter came out to cheer us on, and we treated ourselves to Waffl... Mon, 31 May 2010 14:44:54 EST Back to Humanity! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3281438 I have been Sparkless this month...I'm finishing my Master's (just completed my "oral defense" on Thursday and passed, so I get to walk on June 12...yippee!) and I have 6 days of teaching left before summer vaca! I also have three active teenagers all still in school, so it's been soccer tournaments and choir and band concerts and all of those other "cram it into the last month of school" activities around here... I KNOW that during crazy times like these exercise is supposed to keep me ha... Sun, 30 May 2010 06:39:22 EST Chalean Extreme Week 1 Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3231742 I am loving these workouts! I didn't track my weights last week, but I am starting to this week...I already feel stronger in my arms, back and quads! Look out! Sat, 15 May 2010 08:29:19 EST Addicted to 5K! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3132319 My friend, her nephew and I ran a 5K on this gorgeous, chilly Sunday morning. I am so addicted to the positive atmosphere and sense of accomplishment from road races! Plus, they keep me somewhat focused on my training. (I've been in a slump lately, but I can only imagine where I'd be if I didn't have something to work toward!) <BR> <BR> My BL Contest that never ends (14 weeks is a dang long time....) has 3 1/2 weeks left....I've managed to gain a few of my initial pounds back, so I've de... Sun, 18 Apr 2010 10:38:06 EST Back to School Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3108507 I am up 2 lbs since the start of Spring Break....time to get "back to school"! I had a sluggish jog this morning...the mind and body were both balking. I have a 5K this weekend with some friends, so I'm looking to pump up before Sunday! Mon, 12 Apr 2010 06:22:41 EST Spring Break! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3072484 I really wondered whether it would ever come! 10 glorious days off! I love teaching...I love teaching.... <BR> <BR> I will be using some of this time wisely to freeze some dinners for upcoming soccer nights. I just updated our April calendar, and we have three total nights when we will all potentially be home for dinner. I love my crock pot....I love my crock pot.... <BR> <BR> It's supposed to be 80 degrees today....I love weird Ohio weather....I love weird Ohio weather.... <BR> <BR> H... Fri, 2 Apr 2010 10:19:31 EST Day 2 of 49 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3044926 I have a much better attitude today (although I woke up to SNOW on the ground...WTH!!!!)....actually ran my fastest 3 miles to date this year...gotta harness that energy for GOOD! <BR> <BR> Thanks to all of my TUTH buddies for the pep talk...it's true...when we go AWOL, bad things happen! You all are so smart!!!! <em>211</em> I'm sticking with you!!! Fri, 26 Mar 2010 06:46:23 EST Halfway/Recommitment Pep Talk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3040847 Our Biggest Loser contest is 1/2 over. Yesterday I showed my first gain (.75 lbs ugh), so my total weight loss is 7.25 lbs for the first 7 weeks. I have really been spinning my wheels for the past two weeks, and I want to end this thing respectably, so I had a little heart-to-heart talk with myself and decided if I'm going to do it, I'd might as well give it my best effort! I've been a little lax (the new car smell is wearing off)...So, today is <em>249</em> of 49! Thu, 25 Mar 2010 05:51:55 EST Final Four.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3032499 Uh, yeah...I need to get back to basics here. I've probably written this same blog a few times....why is it so hard to accept? I do it, the scale moves on down...I don't...it just sits there on it's big ole butt looking up at me and smirking... <BR> <BR> 1. Pre-plan my meals...no leaving it to "chance," which is never a good thing... <BR> 2. Track my food EVERY DAY...it works...duh <BR> 3. Track my water....if it takes getting earning points to make me do it, so be it...I'll admit I am ... Tue, 23 Mar 2010 06:35:36 EST Survey Time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3024867 A fun, fast, reflective, getting-to-know-you exercise...Enjoy spreading the Spark about you! Copy and paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use ONE WORD answers, but try... <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? <BR> Purse <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> Joe <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> Short <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> Supportive <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> Busy <BR> <BR> Siblings? <BR> Two <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? <BR> Books <BR> <BR> Your dream l... Sun, 21 Mar 2010 09:59:04 EST Slow and steady.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3012092 Today was the Week 5 Weigh-in at work....I have still lost every week, but today was only .5 lb. 8 more weeks to go...now comes the hard part when those big "honeymoon" losses slow down and the real work begins! <em>319</em> Wed, 17 Mar 2010 17:09:28 EST