CARTOONB's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CARTOONB CARTOONB'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/ G BOMBS - Are they for me? For you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6426016 I listen to a LOT of podcasts. One of them, 40+ Fitness, had an interview with Dr. Furhman, discussing his latest book, Fast Food Genocide. One of the things they discussed was the theory of G BOMBS. I got the basics, but by no means do I have all of the details. So, please, search for this phrase if you have questions. However, what I caught made sense. <BR> <BR> The G BOMBS is an acronym for what we "should" eat. They even suggested that following the guidelines in G BOMBS could he... Sat, 28 Oct 2017 23:31:36 EST Sometimes, being older is an advantage! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6415831 Last Saturday, a friend and I ran/walked a 5k. We started "practicing" our 5k's about three weeks before the race. We would walk for awhile, then walk faster and then jog. We have an app that tells us when to run and when to stop. <BR> <BR> Since the weather was cold, rainy and cold, we were on the treadmill for most of our training. Our best time was just under 43 minutes. On the day of the race, we decided that we would be happy if we could break the 40 minute mark. We figured the ... Wed, 27 Sep 2017 23:48:11 EST Busy weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414382 I haven't been online as much the last few days since I've been so busy IRL. All week at work, the boss has been in Singapore. He will be in Taiwan next week. This means that as he covers things with them, he sends me updates and to-dos. <BR> <BR> Thursday, I had a softball game. It was overcast and in the low 50's when our game started. Brrrr! <BR> <BR> Friday was an early morning workout, grocery shopping, packet pick up for Saturday's 5k and then off to watch my Boise State Bronco... Sun, 24 Sep 2017 00:28:01 EST Tried it and it worked! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412274 Here's the recipe I tried tonight. I added 3/4 C of some GF white mix stuff with 1 1/2 cups of water. Non-GF folks can add one can of cream of chicken soup. Forgot to buy green chiles, but they would have been a delicious addition. Cook on low for 6 hours in a crockpot. <BR> <BR> <link>http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recip<BR>e-detail.asp?recipe=3297884 </link> <BR> <BR> Served with burrito shells, cheese, salsa, sour cream. guacamole, whatever you want! Sun, 17 Sep 2017 22:42:22 EST New recipe to try to make gluten free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411343 Here's the recipe for the dinner my friend made for Bunco. It's not gluten free as she sent it to me, so I will have to do some finagling. I'm making it Monday, so I'll try to let you know how it goes. <BR> <BR> 4 frozen chicken breasts <BR> 1 pkg taco seasoning <BR> 1 can cream of chicken soup (not GF and not sure if I can find a GF version) <BR> 2 cans black beans, washed <BR> 1 can corn, drained <BR> 1 can green chiles <BR> 1 can Rotel (or salsa) - I'll probably use salsa. Not sure if... Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:27:28 EST Every "miracle" diet supplement has the same ingredient http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409520 I read a weekly magazine that has a hot new diet every week. Sometimes it's the revamped grapefruit diet. Or the supercharged Weight Watcher's diet. Or the soup diet. Or Adkins new and improved. Or some new supplement that is the next new thing. <BR> <BR> Every week I read the article to see if there is anything I can learn. Maybe a new recipe. Or a new kind of food that I can work into my meal plans. And, you know what I've found? They all have a similar message. <BR> <BR> Eat ... Sun, 10 Sep 2017 00:30:59 EST I like four-day weekends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407736 Today felt like a bonus day! I had extra time to get everything done without the stress. I'm ready for tomorrow with no worries!! AND...it's a three-day week!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Streak report (week is Sunday - Saturday <BR> Staying in calorie range 6 days out of 7 - 0 day streak <BR> Sleep at least six hours - 12 day streak <BR> No alcohol for 30 days - 10/30 Mon, 4 Sep 2017 23:06:04 EST Didn't get my swing set project started http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407379 I was going to turn my old swing set into a new planter. Planned to start yesterday. BUT, since I had the chance to go watch very excellent football, the swing set project was delayed. Sundays are already full with other plans, activities, chores. <BR> <BR> There is a small chance I'll have time to start tomorrow. I'll keep you updated! <BR> <BR> Before: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/91db470a-19f1-4cc0-a4e9-be0d4172ad6c.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Streak report (week is S... Sun, 3 Sep 2017 23:37:42 EST Had a fantastic day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407038 Thank you all for the comments on my Mirror Face blog. I would love to hear what your mirror face says to you every morning. I've put some thought into mine, but I have not settled on one yet. I will keep you updated. <BR> <BR> I got a text from a friend yesterday asking me what my plans for today were. Yoga and laundry were on the docket (I know...I lead the party life!). She asked me if I would like to go to the season opener, home game, for my Boise State Broncos. Um...YES!!!! <B... Sat, 2 Sep 2017 23:42:27 EST Do you have a "mirror" face? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6406675 I was listening to a podcast today (Paula Poundstone's "Live from the Poundstone Institute) and they ware walking to the comedian Tiffany Haddish. She is in the movie Girls Trip and she is hilarious. They asked her if she had a "mirror face". A face that she gave herself anytime she looked in the mirror. <BR> <BR> My first thought, as I waited to hear her answer, was that yes I do. I look at myself and stick my tongue out and give myself a weird look. Kind of a blech face to remind my... Fri, 1 Sep 2017 23:21:22 EST Tracking is easy when you're boring! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405948 For this full week, I've had pretty much the same thing for breakfast and lunch and snacks each day. The "Copy" feature in SP is fantastic!! Staying at about the same level for calories and fiber all week. Gotta love it! <BR> <BR> Streak report (week is Sunday - Saturday <BR> Staying in calorie range 6 days out of 7 - 3 day streak <BR> Sleep at least six hours - 8 day streak <BR> No alcohol for 30 days - 6/30 Wed, 30 Aug 2017 23:41:19 EST Counting it as a win http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405137 According to my calorie counter, I am over by 37 calories. But, you know what? I count that as a win. I am in my calorie range for the day!! The weird thing is, when I put in my food for tomorrow, it came in with exactly the same calorie count. Granted, everything except dinner was the same. But supper was different. I'm gonna have another green day! <BR> <BR> <BR> Streak report (week is Sunday - Saturday <BR> Staying in calorie range 6 days out of 7 - 1 day streak <BR> Sleep at l... Mon, 28 Aug 2017 23:07:36 EST Overdrive at my local library http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404753 I live in a relatively small town with an equally small library. Even though this is a small library, they always have a large selection of books. They order new books often and have a great inter-library loan program. Plus, they have Overdrive, an app that lets me check out e-books. <BR> <BR> I found out this weekend, they also have audio books on Overdrive! Yippee!!! I am currently listening to Razor Girl by Carl Hiaasen. His books are always set in Florida and have the oddest char... Sun, 27 Aug 2017 23:18:49 EST Working on a project http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404366 DH has a new product/project that he is working on for his business. He is the idea man and I am the doer. Started spray painting today and put together one full project for approval/suggestions. He liked it! I will finish up the spray painting tomorrow. Might do some of the other parts tonight. Or not. I'll share what it is when/if he says I can! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Streak report (week is Sunday - Saturday <BR> Staying in calorie range 6 days out of 7 - 1 day streak <... Sat, 26 Aug 2017 22:37:39 EST Didn't make that one, so starting again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404035 Previously, I have been tracking a streak of no adult beverages. I was up to 10 days out of the planned 40. Then I went to the fair. And it was a long, hot day. And a Mike's Hard Lemonade sounded really good! So, I had one. And now, I'm on a new streak. Day one of 30, done! <BR> <BR> Streak report (week is Sunday - Saturday <BR> Staying in calorie range 6 days out of 7 - 0 day streak <BR> Sleep at least six hours - 3 day streak <BR> No alcohol for 40 days - 1/30 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 23:58:59 EST Warm/Hot weather can knock you down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403690 Went to the fair today and spent a few hours walking around and watching shows. It was in the high 80's and there was not much of a breeze. That is normal weather and temps for the fair. Had a good time but now I'm all worn out!! <BR> <BR> I did get my steps in! <BR> <BR> Streak report (week is Sunday - Saturday <BR> Staying in calorie range 6 days out of 7 - 1 day streak <BR> Sleep at least six hours - 1 day streak <BR> No alcohol for 40 days - 10/40 Fri, 25 Aug 2017 00:17:18 EST Low step days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6403302 My big bro is visiting from Germany for a couple of days. When you're young and family is visiting, that means that there are more kids to play with and more to do and sitting down is ridiculous!!!! <BR> <BR> However, I'm not so young any more. Visiting relatives means sitting down and talking and telling stories. There's not a lot of movement and absolutely no running around. So...for the last two days/nights, I've been visiting. My step count is way low!!! Gonna have to step it up in... Thu, 24 Aug 2017 00:06:49 EST Food galore!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402161 Sunday is generally my prep day and today was no different. I made taco soup and corn bread (for dinner), gluten-free macaroni and cheese with hot dogs (for tomorrow night), potato soup (for lunches) and egg cups (for breakfasts). Feeling good about getting so much done!! <BR> <BR> Now, to march in place and dance for the dogs for another 600 steps to meet my step goal and then off to bed. <BR> <BR> Happy Monday Eve! <BR> <BR> <BR> Streak report (week is Sunday - Saturday <BR> Stayi... Sun, 20 Aug 2017 23:38:49 EST Harder today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401812 I'd like to start by saying that I didn't do it. But today was harder than it has been. I started with yoga and went right into working around the house. It was hot. I was tired. A cold adult beverage sounded sooooo good to me. <BR> <BR> So, I poured myself some iced tea. Just ice tea. No Long Island here!!! LOL! And now I'm drinking ice water. I can do this! <BR> <BR> Streak report (week is Sunday - Saturday <BR> Staying in calorie range 6 days out of 7 - 0 day streak <BR> Sle... Sat, 19 Aug 2017 23:46:52 EST Love meeting SP friends in person!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401481 Met Cheryl today for lunch and a little bit of shopping. We talked the whole time and it was like we had been hanging out for years. Thank you so much for coming to my neck of the woods and hanging out with me!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8c08cd64-0a44-4d4c-a009-d6b8d41e5c43.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Streak report (week is Sunday - Saturday <BR> Staying in calorie range 6 days out of 7 - 0 day streak <BR> Sleep at least six hours - 14 day streak <BR> No alcohol f... Fri, 18 Aug 2017 23:08:59 EST Meeting a Spark Friend IRL!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401157 One of my Spark friends is in my neck of the woods for a concert. She came in early enough that we can have lunch tomorrow!! I'm so excited! Looking forward to seeing her and getting some one-on-one time in the real world. Depending on her schedule, we might see what there is to see. If not, lunch will be enough. Woot!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Streak report (week is Sunday - Saturday <BR> Staying in calorie range 6 days out of 7 - 3 day streak <BR> Sleep at least six hours - 13 day streak <... Thu, 17 Aug 2017 23:54:38 EST Why do I want it more? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6400364 When I tell myself I can't have something, it weighs on me. I want it more. Even when it's something that I know is not healthy. For example, I've decided to forgo adult beverages for 40 days. No biggie. I just eat more than I should when I've had alcohol. Plus, the calories of the alcohol usually puts me over on calories for the day. Add the extra food eaten and it does not paint a pretty picture!! <BR> <BR> Today is Day 2 of no alcohol. My coworker started talking about tonight bein... Tue, 15 Aug 2017 22:52:56 EST Starting another goal/streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399961 I just recently completed a 90+ day streak of no Monsters (an energy drink). I still haven't had one, by the way! Since I completed that streak, I've been looking for another streak/goal to work on/towards. <BR> <BR> One thing that I can do better is my consumption of adult beverages. It's not t he adult beverage itself that gets me so much...it's the lowered inhibitions and the F It attitude that comes with it. Mostly where it comes to food. If I've had alcohol, I am more likely to ha... Mon, 14 Aug 2017 22:50:33 EST The long national nightmare is over!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399199 The NFL pre-season has begun! And it is time to start selecting players for my Fantasy Football drafts. The first one is tomorrow. And, I apparently entered a very generic league on Yahoo. I won't take that one as seriously. <BR> <BR> The one tomorrow is all female and includes some of the ladies I went to college with. Hoping to dominate this year!! <BR> <BR> Streak report (week is Sunday - Saturday <BR> Staying in calorie range 6 days out of 7 - 0 day streak <BR> Sleep at least... Sat, 12 Aug 2017 23:46:37 EST Finally! Pictures from white water rafting!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398846 On Monday, my work had a team building activity - white water rafting. We met at the edge of town and carpooled about 45 minutes away to get to the rafting place. We started on the South Fork of the Payette River. It was an 8-mile ride down the river with a couple of Class 4 rapids, including a section called The Staircase that is about 1/3 of a mile long. There were a couple of Class 3's and Class 2's. <BR> <BR> Our guide was in his third year of taking people down the river and he ma... Fri, 11 Aug 2017 22:59:08 EST Finally! Pictures from white water rafting!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398838 On Monday, my work had a team building activity - white water rafting. We met at the edge of town and carpooled about 45 minutes away to get to the rafting place. We started on the South Fork of the Payette River. It was an 8-mile ride down the river with a couple of Class 4 rapids, including a section called The Staircase that is about 1/3 of a mile long. There were a couple of Class 3's and Class 2's. <BR> <BR> Our guide was in his third year of taking people down the river and he ma... Fri, 11 Aug 2017 22:38:06 EST 1000 days + http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397679 I currently have a streak of logging into Spark People of 1001 days!!! That's dang near three years!! Only 94 more days (excluding leap years!) to get to a full three years. Holy moly?!?!?! <BR> <BR> Still working on another habit to track. Pondering takes time. <BR> <BR> Streak report (week is Sunday - Saturday <BR> Staying in calorie range 6 days out of 7 - 0 day streak <BR> Sleep at least six hours - 5 day streak Tue, 8 Aug 2017 23:25:24 EST I did it!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397270 91 days ago I decided to stop drinking Monsters. And, I did it!! I haven't had a Monster since!! And I did it with three Monsters in my fridge!! <BR> <BR> Time to start tracking something else. Thoughts? <BR> <BR> <BR> Streak report (week is Sunday - Saturday <BR> Staying in calorie range 6 days out of 7 - 1 day streak <BR> Sleep at least six hours - 4 day streak <BR> Days with no Monsters - 91!!! Mon, 7 Aug 2017 23:11:07 EST A little nervous about this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396855 Tomorrow (Monday), my team at work is going on a team building activity - white water rafting. There are different categories of rapids and this company has ranked the courses from one oar (scenic flat water) to four oars (lots of heavy rapids). Our group is doing the four oars, half day trip. That means I will work until about 11:30 tomorrow and then head out to river!! <BR> <BR> I'm excited and looking forward to this. But, since I've never done any white water rafting, I'm also nervo... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 23:08:54 EST Nice, busy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396514 Today was one of those rare days where all I did was play. Got up early and took my son to the range. We met some guys from work, including a couple of folks visiting from Taiwan. They had never shot before and really enjoyed it. After a couple of hours, we headed home and I walked downtown to the library. On my way, I caught the last part of the parade. After the library, I went to a BBQ at a friend's house. We sat outside chatting for a few hours. <BR> <BR> After that, I came home... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 00:40:23 EST Have to make your own fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395330 At my work, I sit in a relatively small bullpen - about 34 people. Because it is so small, almost half of us have a window seat. The "view" is the parking lot and the adjacent buildings. Right below our windows, there are a few parking spots. It is rare for any of us to get one of those spots as they are very popular - right by the front door. This morning, I got one of those coveted spots. One of my coworkers got the spot right next to me. <BR> <BR> Now, these two spots are under a t... Wed, 2 Aug 2017 23:07:16 EST Back to Basics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394906 I'm one of those people who weighs themselves every day. I use it as a data point. This is what I did and these are the results on the scale. I've never (okay...rarely) let the scale set my attitude or mood for the day. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, the scale has been creeping up lately. I know that most of the issue is my eating. I am eating more than my body needs to maintain my happy weight. And I'm tired of seeing the scale creep up. The data points are not providing the feedback I t... Wed, 2 Aug 2017 00:01:08 EST I don't understand managers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394453 On Friday, I went in to work for a meeting with managers and one of the VP's in my company. At the end of the meeting, the VP left and the managers (and me) stayed behind to discuss our next steps. The message was "This is our top priority." Which told me we would spend a good part of Monday working on this. <BR> <BR> Guess how much time "we" spent on it?? "We" spent zero minutes on this today. "I" sent an email around noon with some ideas. I heard nothing. No meetings were scheduled... Mon, 31 Jul 2017 23:13:44 EST I quit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394010 I work four ten-hour shifts per week. Then, on my days "off" I do all of the grocery shopping, DH's and my own laundry, plan menus for the rest of the week, cook meals and prep food for the rest of the week. That is on top of working out most days. I don't have a ton of time to just sit and read or relax. <BR> <BR> DS doesn't start work until Monday and is not going to school. DH works 5 1/2 days per week and often comes home after work and does more work in the garage (side business, ... Sun, 30 Jul 2017 22:36:08 EST Painted some furniture! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393666 My DH has a pawn shop in a nearby town. On Fridays and Saturdays, he goes to yard sales finding things that can be sold at his shop. In the last couple of weeks, he has found a dresser, a couple of chairs, a kid-size rocker, a kid-size bench and an end table. I painted the chairs and sent them to the shop with him. Even if they don't sell right away, they look great outside his shop. <BR> <BR> Today, I painted the dresser and the kid-sized furniture. The dresser won't be done until he... Sat, 29 Jul 2017 23:56:27 EST Meeting went okay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393254 Met with the VP today, along with a bunch of other leaders. Got a much better idea what the VP wants to see in his weekly updates and we have a direction to go. Now we have a new "Highest Priority" in the world project to start on Monday. <BR> <BR> However, the thing I noticed was the diversity of the attendees. And at the same time, the lack of diversity. There were seven of us in the meeting. Three middle-aged white guys. Two middle-aged Indian guys. One youngish (30's) Latino guy... Fri, 28 Jul 2017 21:07:36 EST Not a whole day off after all http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392910 Generally, I have Fridays off. I work four ten-hour shifts, Monday-Thursday. I really enjoy having three days off every week. This week is a little different. My boss is out all week for a vacation. With him out, our "team" is reduced by half. In case math isn't your strong suit, that means I'm the only one left...I *am* his team. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow, there is a meeting at 11 with the VP. He wants an update on something from my team. Boss man is out, so they're calling in the next i... Thu, 27 Jul 2017 23:01:14 EST DS is making progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392511 Thank you for the encouraging words on my blog yesterday. DS did apply for the closer college today and *promises* to follow up with them tomorrow. Trying to encourage him to talk to an actual person...more likely to get things moving if humans are involved. He did get chores done today and made dinner. Now, to see if he can keep it up without me nagging him. I told a friend today that I will always be his mother, but I don't want to have to keep mothering him. You know what I mean? <BR... Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:23:56 EST Things are changing...or not changing as much as expected http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392083 My youngest graduated from high school in May. He plans to be an accountant, possible an auditor, with a Finance dual degree. His plans were (notice the past tense here) to go to a school about 8 hours away (driving) but still in-state. <BR> <BR> On Saturday (two months AFTER graduation) he decided to look into his financial aid package, classes, housing, etc. And discovered that it costs a LOT to go to college. Even an in-state, government-funded college. And scholarships would have ... Tue, 25 Jul 2017 23:25:50 EST Just an update tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391656 The scale is still a big fat liar, but I am on track to make it start telling the truth. Here's my streak update... <BR> <BR> <BR> Streak report (week is Sunday - Saturday <BR> Staying in calorie range 6 days out of 7 - 1 day streak <BR> Sleep at least six hours - 10 day streak <BR> Days with no Monsters - 76 Mon, 24 Jul 2017 23:25:29 EST Feels good to be productive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391208 But, it feels good to sit too! I took a walk around the block this morning (three-mile block) and then spent 30 minutes on the treadmill at the gym. I've found that's the best way to get my steps in on a Sunday. After that, I had lunch and started doing my Sunday chores. I made egg cups, potato soup, broccoli, lasagna and cooked chicken for tomorrow. I even painted the second chair. If I do say so myself, the chairs turned out really nice! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeo... Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:03:11 EST Trying to get extra done tonight so that tomorrow is better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390801 I have certain things that I "need" to do each weekend. The more I get done on Friday and Saturday, the easier Sunday is. For tomorrow, I have to make potato soup and egg cups for the week. Plus make dinner. I also want to go to the gym and paint a chair for resale (at DH's shop). <BR> <BR> Falling asleep, so I don't know how much more I'll get done tonight. Wish me luck! <BR> <BR> Streak report (week is Sunday - Saturday <BR> Staying in calorie range 6 days out of 7 - 1 day streak ... Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:42:27 EST Your hair looks nice. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390403 That's what my son told me when I was talking to him about what chores needed to be done. He was trying to give me a compliment so I would back off. Seriously?!? <BR> <BR> Later, I was talking to my DH and asked him to put away dinner. (I might have threatened to put away my pizza but leave his out.) His response? Your hair looks nice. I told him his son had pulled the same line and it didn't work for him either. Both DH and DS starting laughing...silly boys!! <BR> <BR> Streak repor... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 22:50:32 EST Today was better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390000 I'm still a little sore today, but not as bad as yesterday was. Walking was almost normal! LOL! We'll see what tomorrow brings! <BR> <BR> Streak report (week is Sunday - Saturday <BR> Staying in calorie range 6 days out of 7 - 1 day streak <BR> Sleep at least six hours - 6 day streak <BR> Days with no Monsters - 72 Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:12:25 EST Sooper Dooper Sore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389597 My legs and bum are sooo sore!! Every time I got up from my desk today, I groaned! LOL! And I looked really funny going down the stairs. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/326f07cc-5924-47c6-bdd0-aad51111ef0e.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> And, since my workout partner is a sadist (or is it masochist? Or sadomasochist?), we met for a workout today. We did an arm workout, but at the end of each set we added some cardio. 20 jumping lunges, 15 jump squats, 10 burpees and 60 hi... Wed, 19 Jul 2017 22:21:49 EST Two topics, which one should I talk about? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389190 Topic #1: So sore! <BR> Topic #2: So exhausted! <BR> <BR> What the heck, I'll tell you about both! <BR> <BR> If you read my blog yesterday, you saw that I was worn out from a new workout. Turns out, it was a WORKOUT! My bum is sore. My quads are sore. Somehow, my triceps are sore and it was a leg workout!!! I'm really glad that I have a standing desk. I was able to get up and walk around a few times and that kept me from completely freezing up. And today was the first day. Tomor... Tue, 18 Jul 2017 23:18:19 EST Holy cow! Changing it up keeps your body guessing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388751 I have a workout partner that is a great match. We are closely matched in ability and we can meet three to four times per week. She is fantastic at coming up with different workouts and we encourage each other. Plus, we hold each other accountable. <BR> <BR> Today, we changed things up...again. We did the workout below with light weights (10 lb per hand). <BR> <BR> 3x10 Split lunges <BR> 3x10 Step ups <BR> 3x20 Sumo squat pulses <BR> 3x10 Bulgarian squats <BR> (there might have been one... Mon, 17 Jul 2017 23:12:54 EST It's been a while! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388320 It's been awhile since I blogged. I've been busy!! Bunco twice, SB, and work. Plus normal life stuff. I'm ready to have another weekend, please. But a weekend with nothing planned!! <BR> <BR> Streak report (week is Sunday - Saturday <BR> Staying in calorie range 6 days out of 7 - 0 day streak <BR> Sleep at least six hours -2 day streak <BR> Days with no Monsters - 68 Sun, 16 Jul 2017 23:19:30 EST 2nd it is! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386732 Checked the standings for our SB league today and we are definitely ranked 2nd. Out of 6 (not out of 2! LOL!). Seems fair. Hoping to play the same teams in the Fall and reclaim our title!!! <BR> <BR> Streak report (week is Sunday - Saturday <BR> Staying in calorie range 6 days out of 7 - 0 day streak <BR> Sleep at least six hours -0 day streak <BR> Days with no Monsters - 64 <BR> Wed, 12 Jul 2017 23:37:18 EST Tied or 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386302 Our last game of the Spring SB season was tonight. Going into the game, we were in first place and we were playing the second place team. A loss means that both teams now have the same win/loss record. However, we've lost to this team twice. I don't know if that means we'll be 2nd or it will be a tie. I guess I'll find out when all of the scores are posted. <BR> <BR> The good news is that I had a decent game. I played catcher and didn't miss any plays. Plus, I had a couple of really... Wed, 12 Jul 2017 00:28:24 EST