CITYZOZO's SparkPeople Blog CITYZOZO's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community My day 3 streak of biking and walking YO,Yo! <BR> <BR> Spring has sprung my way. I've gone on 3 bike rides and walked 60 min a day for 3 days in a row. Rain is in the forecast but that only means finding the right clothes to get out there anyway! I feel GOOD! Thu, 24 Apr 2014 07:42:47 EST April blog- My first Spring bike ride! 36 minutes! It was so beautiful today. I should have rested after work but NO, I had to get in a bike ride. I rode around a beautiful lake and listened to my favorite music. It was GRAND! Mon, 7 Apr 2014 18:21:35 EST Another great movie--Just shoot me About Elaine Stritch <BR> <BR> LOVED IT.. SEE IT <BR> <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 09:09:36 EST WENT TO A GREAT MOVIE<BR>ent/movies/gloria-review-a-glorious-up<BR>lifting-look-at-love-20140226-33iat.html <BR> <BR> LOVED IT.. SEE IT... <link> u/entertainment/movies/glo ria-review-a-glorious-upli fting-look-at-love-2014022 6-33iat.html </link> Mon, 3 Mar 2014 23:54:35 EST More walking, better weather That is right. Love it! Getting out with Audrey more, she likes it too. Been faithfully going to stretch… Love that too! Fri, 21 Feb 2014 19:35:19 EST Jan the month of walking see Leslie Sansone's Jan program Thanks NGCHILD for the link and idea! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> HEALTHY NEW YEAR WALKERS! <BR> “AIN’T NO STOPPIN’ US NOW…WE’RE ON THE MOVE!” <BR> “Ain’t No Stoppin’ Us NOW…we’ve got the groove!” <BR> <BR> Do you know that song? I declare it our 2014 Theme Song! There is NO STOPPING us this year … we are WALKING STRONG, HEALTHY & HAPPY all year long…right here at Walk At! <BR> <BR> It’s the FRESH START of the year and we are going to walk with you every step of the way! <BR> <BR> W... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 21:19:38 EST Silent Night is my fav holiday song, What is yours? Name it here.. Sun, 22 Dec 2013 19:54:17 EST Can't believe it's been this long since a blog Update, flooded with work, out of commission. Eating pretty well and moving more at work. Hope all is well and are having fab holiday plans and events. Cheers and merry merry! Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:20:29 EST Please join The "glass of water while on computer" club Thought of an idea today. I am on the computer quite a bit throughout the day. Each time I am sitting down I could have a glass of water. I am starting a checkbox on my page. Stop by and let me know if you want to be part of it! I am going to give a goodie each time you report that you did the same thing. Just a little one but maybe a habit will form. <BR> <BR> Happy Day! <BR> <BR> Zo Mon, 23 Sep 2013 12:26:31 EST getting my groove back ok, so i started a gluten free program.. i am not completely committed to doing it forever but have decided to "date" the program for a while. so far, so good, i feel less bloated and more satisfied with my food, less gas, less bloating and more creative with my food.. i just needed to try.. <BR> <BR> i feel my stomach is toning too.. feels A ok! Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:32:18 EST A new August- Fit and Fab month For some reason, setting the tone for a healthy July has helped. I feel more fit and am eating better freggies more of the time. <BR> <BR> For August I declare 4 weeks of Fit and Fab! Join me, and others and let's have a healthy fun month. <BR> <BR> My bullet points for the month. <BR> <BR> Consistent water aerobics <BR> Loads of Freggies <BR> Stretching <BR> Leg lifts in front of the TV Thu, 1 Aug 2013 07:44:25 EST July, the month of HEALTHY Got my guy on board and my good friend to agree to challenge ourselves to a month of healthy. We have been drinking less and moving more. It feels good. My friend is preparing healthy snacks to watch fireworks tonight which is fun too... Join us! Let's make this hot sticky month something else too! Thu, 4 Jul 2013 12:46:22 EST oh my summer is here and i am trying to get re-charged. i am not a heat person. the humidity is yucky. <BR> <BR> depressing blog huh? <BR> <BR> that is just the way i feel right now.. things always change. better update next time.. <BR> <BR> hope all are well.. zo Mon, 24 Jun 2013 17:13:43 EST injured knee i'm so bummed i can't work out because my knee seems injured.. the chiro said it prob will be fine. he worked on it today with a method called the grafton's method. oh boy oh boy did that hurt. i took a bath tonight and put ice on it. i can feel the inflammation but don't know what the heck i did, just that it felt vulnerable when i walked on it. anyone out there with knee problems? <BR> <BR> the weather is so good right now i feel like i'm missing out! we only have a small spring windo... Thu, 23 May 2013 21:08:42 EST Update on challenge.. got in 3 days at 60 min this week of walking but the water wasn't so good. tracking just ok and ST a bit. I need to realize change comes with dedication and the fact that I got 3 (60 min) walks in feels pretty darn good. I feel better mentally too... Thu, 9 May 2013 17:35:36 EST April 29 starting a 3 month challenge--Join me! April 29- July 29... <BR> <BR> It is my niece's wedding August 18th... I am planning a cute blue dress. As soon as I find a pic I will put it up here.. It is so fine! I love the dress and have to wear it for her wedding. I am looking forward to living healthy healthy healthy and fitting into the most amazing dress. <BR> <BR> My plan, 60 min 4 times a week/ 4 drinks a week, no more/ stretching/ lots of water/ weights... simple... <BR> <BR> Join me! Mon, 29 Apr 2013 09:08:37 EST Adjusting my WWatchers membership I never go to the meetings and started to feel like a junkie. I am not seeing enough results there. I am continuing with the online version but paying 42.95 a month is not affordable for my household without getting results. Just had to express this.. I need ideas to do this without dipping into my monthly income so much.... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 22:57:12 EST Juicing day 5-- smaller tummy I have a forever goal of watching my tummy go away. Well an easy way that is working is juicing. We started about 5 days ago juicing to replace 1 meal. So far my favorite combination is apples, kale, celery, italian parsley and celery. <BR> <BR> If I can continue this I will continue feeling amazing and losing a tummy that I have grown accustomed to far too long. The work involved is little, just buying more produce and planning just a little more. Bye bye tummy, we don't need to hang... Thu, 28 Mar 2013 08:50:31 EST 2 food films I saw over the weekend Hi, <BR> <BR> Over the weekend we watched 2 great food documentaries. They enlightened my food choices. I watched them on instant play Netflix. <BR> <BR> Hungry For Change <BR> <BR> and <BR> <BR> Fat, Sick & Nearly Dead. <BR> <BR> I enjoyed both. see links <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <link> </link> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 08:42:33 EST Overcoming Self-Sabotage-- I'm guilty of self-sabotage... anyone else? March 23, 2013 <BR> Overcoming Self-Sabotage <BR> From Overcoming Self-Sabotage On-line Course <BR> by Debbie Ford <BR> <BR> The following is an excerpt from the "Overcoming Self-Sabotage" on-line course. <BR> <BR> <BR> Overcoming self-sabotage is one of the most exciting conversations you will ever have, because on the other side of it is the emotional freedom and depth of joy that you were born to have. And the process of breaking through denial, facing your fear, anger, and other diffi... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 10:07:22 EST We were winners at BINGO! Our family went to play BINGO tonight. Any players out there? <BR> <BR> Played with my pop. He won twice. He won the meat raffle and $32 cash prize. We had a ball! I haven't played in like 5 years.. It was at the local VFW.. What a gas! Mon, 18 Mar 2013 22:30:22 EST What works for me.. short term goals! My new way of looking at changing my lifestyle is to create small challenges and goals.. I am regularly weighing in weekly and now on a 5 week challenge til my anniversary. <BR> <BR> My brain seems to "like" this thinking rather than my normal.. 40 pounds off right away... <BR> <BR> Feels good... <BR> <BR> Have a lovely Sunday all! Zo Sun, 17 Mar 2013 09:37:33 EST 8 weeks out... I am declaring an 8 week challenge.. I'm using all the tools I can think of.. 8 weeks out til my 10 year anniversary! Fri, 1 Mar 2013 12:39:21 EST Lowered credit card interest rate! One of my goals is to get out of debt. I just lowered my credit card from 14.5% to 11% on AMEX... never hurts to ask! <BR> <BR> wooohoooo! Wed, 27 Feb 2013 17:15:42 EST Is exercise your daily ritual? I want it to be mine Taken from <BR> <BR> <BR> Having daily ritual or ceremony in our lives is very important to keep us connected to what really matters. <BR> <BR> <BR> When we perform or participate in rituals and ceremonies, we enter into a state of mind that is different from mundane consciousness. Ranging in significance from bedtime stories to weddings, ceremonies and rituals are acknowledgments that an event or period of time has special meaning. As a result, they can have the effect of dra... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:15:47 EST Bday.. OMG Tomorrow is my bday and I can't wait to start this brand new fresh year on a different note. These notes are going to make beautiful music this year. At lunch today I made a choice to get a veggie tomato based soup instead of the cream based soup.. yippy.. <BR> <BR> I am really trying to reflect on how this year will look. All we have are choices.. completely in our control and our lives run independently by us. Wed, 6 Feb 2013 17:32:00 EST Taking a french class I've always wanted to take beginning french.. I signed up for it for my bday.. can't wait... ask me anything simple in 7 weeks! Sat, 26 Jan 2013 12:13:30 EST Martin Luther King Jr. quote <BR> <BR> The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy. Mon, 21 Jan 2013 11:46:29 EST Back at the gym for the new year 1-7 Took me 7 days to get back in gear but I finally made it back to my water aerobics class tonight.. FELT GREAT! Mon, 7 Jan 2013 21:56:25 EST Superfoods That Fight Colds <link><BR>/photos/superfoods-fight-colds#0 </link> Sat, 5 Jan 2013 10:14:57 EST definitely worth a read..your own cookie jar but not filled with cookies from cookiemonster.. <BR> <BR> <BR> Everyday Fitness <BR> with Pamela Peeke, MD, MPH, FACP <BR> <BR> Living life to the fullest is all about striving for a mind-body balance every day. Achieve a mental, nutritional, and physical transformation for life with tips from wellness expert Pamela Peeke, MD. <BR> Important: <BR> <BR> The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, review, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have... Ex... Sat, 22 Dec 2012 15:38:09 EST kids in Connecticut I really take it anymore.. this is really madness.. it will only continue until the access is GONE... that is all I have to say... chime in if you wish... <BR> <BR> My prayers to the innocent... their families are in my thoughts... Peace Sat, 15 Dec 2012 14:31:13 EST reminder, good snacks, easy on the waist Foods Losers Love <BR> What foods keep you motivated and inspired to stick to your weight-loss plan? These picks made your hot list. <BR> Article By: Robin Messer, MS, RD <BR> Pudding <BR> <BR> Tired of eating the same old stuff? <BR> <BR> Here are some of their best ideas. Whether you've got the mid-afternoon munchies or a late-night craving, none of these favorites will cost you many values. <BR> <BR> <BR> "Pitas! I can't live without them; they have so many uses. Make pita chip... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 18:27:08 EST Drop 4 by Christmas 2012! Drop by and join Hey, let's do it! <BR> <BR> 4 by Christmas.. not bad <BR> <BR> Why not lose instead of gain at the holidays... a fun challenge to the spark community.. <BR> <BR> My plan for this is to AVOID pizza, ice cream and chips. I want to substitute other veggie things that I can snack on... water is also a about you? <BR> <BR> Wanna join me? I hope so, the more the merrier! Get it? Holidays, merrier? Tue, 27 Nov 2012 08:20:28 EST Good news-- PROGRESS! Made goal of 4 lbs by T-day, now I want to do another 4 by Christmas... I just heard that 90% weight loss is food.. oh my, that makes a difference, been watching the intake like a hawk.. must be working! <BR> <BR> Onward to Christmas everyone.. anyone want to join the challenge with me? Making more turkey veggie soup right now! Fri, 23 Nov 2012 09:16:26 EST Best, Worst Breakfasts for Your Health <link><BR>/best-and-worst-breakfasts-your-health </link> <BR> <BR> Best, Worst Breakfasts for Your Health <BR> By Lisa Collier Cool <BR> Nov 13, 2012 <BR> <BR> Fast-food breakfast sandwiches could be “a time bomb in a bun”—and eating even one fat-laden morning meal has immediate adverse effects on your arteries, according to a new study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress meeting in Toronto. <BR> <BR> A high-fat diet is linked to increase... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 08:55:27 EST no exercise this week.. bad week for bad food.. blah don't know what happened but the scale wasn't happy.. guess we can't fake this stuff huh? back to the reality of exerice and eating really healthy food.. it is the ONLY way! <BR> <BR> brand new day for me... blah <BR> <BR> HELP! Sun, 11 Nov 2012 12:30:53 EST Healthy eating on the go = Portable Snacking Tips and Ideas Portable Snacking Tips and Ideas <BR> Remember the 'Healthy' with the 'To-Go' <BR> -- By Laura Bofinger, Staff Writer <BR> <BR> Eating is no longer an activity only experienced around the table with friends and family. Quick, how many times this past week have you eaten on the run? No place is safe either – the car, your desk, maybe even the shower! Our time is strapped and we need food that’s easy to grab ‘n’ go. And during this mad-chaos of finding food on our way out the door, one detail ... Tue, 6 Nov 2012 09:29:02 EST seeing my tummy changing! i've been hitting the yoga and water aerobics hard and can now see some changes in my tummy.. the scale is not moving but the fat is... wow! Tue, 23 Oct 2012 10:54:25 EST Ooooh that feeling Went to the gym last night after the urging of my guy. He said, "let's go, we need to get in shape" I said, "well alright!" I assure you this doesn't happen that often when it is his idea... I thought I should take the offer. <BR> <BR> I am so happy I did. The feeling after you've gone is priceless. I felt empowered and in action mode. <BR> <BR> Just saying... <BR> <BR> Have a lovely hump day--Zo Wed, 10 Oct 2012 08:20:33 EST i am fighting with my scale! Need advice! Please sparkers.. tell me I am right.. I got to get off that dumb scale! I've cranked up the cardio and watch my intake of food, despite these efforts the scale is driving me nuts.. Please demand that I stop weighing myself everyday, even twice a day.. I think it is the right answer, just need confirmation! SCreaming! and it isn't Halloween yet! Thu, 4 Oct 2012 13:34:43 EST Despite my heal pain, still working it.. In the last 3 days.. I've tracked 300 min of cardio...water aerobics, yoga, walking and biking.. <BR> <BR> I've got to bike and do water exercises because I have annoying heal pain.. It is sure a trick to works these things out sometimes.. geez! Tue, 2 Oct 2012 16:45:26 EST 40 min walks-- switching the "plan" My intentions have NOT measured up.. I have intentions to walk Audrey every day for 60 minutes around the lake near our house.. Well this morning I decided NO.. that isn't happening so I am switching gears.. I made my coffee that I usually drink in my apt over Spark and took it with on my new neighborhood walk. It was delightful. I love looking at new garden ideas around the homes here and part of the walk was the lake. It was short and easy. I think this is a doable goal for my morning r... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 12:09:13 EST Habits, replacing bad ones with a good one.. what is your replacement? At my last ww meeting, the topic was our habits. Ask yourself if there is a habit that is not helping you in your health quest. Mine was too much computer time. My reason was that I could just chill out. Well I am replacing that computer time with dog walks.. That is my action item. So my computer time can't happen unless Audrey and I get our walk in first. I'm going to give this a try. <BR> <BR> It was also mentioned that sometimes when we eat it is only because we are tired, bored ... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 10:45:54 EST A first.. I've never had 12! I am rocking my water challenge... on 10 now and shooting for 12!.. If I can keep this streak going I'm well on my way! Sat, 15 Sep 2012 19:08:02 EST hi, loving spark! hey there, haven't blogged for a while.. things are active and that is just where i want them! we have an awesome team.. 6 freggies a day and i couldn't be happier.. we have awesome leaders and active threads... <BR> <BR> i gardened for 3 hours today and water aerobics... tomorrow will be 3 more hours of gardening.. my body is getting more tan and more muscular...woohoo... <BR> <BR> just made loads of chicken for the week, a tomato cucumber salad and roasted veggies.. <BR> <BR> enjoying... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 18:37:26 EST I'm taking Coachpenny's lead til end of Sept! 30 minutes cardio everyday.. that means anything with moving.. and I'm doing it.. <BR> <BR> Today I don't have time for a dog walk but I am taking it because of Coachpenny's challenge.. <BR> <BR> Thanks Coachpenny! <BR> <BR> Who is joining me? Huh, who??? Wed, 5 Sep 2012 16:43:03 EST need a new routine! Getting bored with my workouts.. <BR> <BR> I went to stretch class this morning.. probably going tomorrow also.. how is everyone else doing? <BR> <BR> What kinds of exercise are you doing? I need new ideas! Thu, 23 Aug 2012 13:52:31 EST sparkpeople article--A ''Flexitarian'' Diet Meets in the Middle <BR> <BR> Meatless Meals Benefit Your Health <BR> A ''Flexitarian'' Diet Meets in the Middle <BR> -- By Liza Barnes, Health Educator <BR> SparkPeople advertisers help keep the site free! Learn more <BR> "What do you eat?!” may be the question most often heard by vegetarians, as if meat is the only food group available. Obviously, as the five million thriving vegetarians in America have shown, there’s a lot to eat, without choosing meat—and they’re healthier as a result. <BR> <BR> According... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 12:16:57 EST August goals here, woohooo.. what are yours? Yes, today is the last day of JULY and I'm thinking about my journey in August. <BR> <BR> Reasonable goals <BR> <BR> less dark meat <BR> more water each day up to 7 glasses <BR> 6 servings freggies <BR> 45 min cardio a day.. make up if I skip a day Tue, 31 Jul 2012 15:49:19 EST