CKENSINGTON's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CKENSINGTON CKENSINGTON'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/ Week 1 of 3 before Triathlon Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4994731 10K Training <BR> Sun: -- <BR> Mon: 30 min run (4-4.5-5-5.5 mph) with 3 1 min inclines (10.0) <BR> Tues: -- <BR> Wed: -- <BR> Thurs: -- <BR> Fri: <BR> Sat: <BR> <BR> Triathlon Training (10K counts for both; any non-10K exercise goes here) <BR> Sun: 1.5 hr/15 miles bike; 15 min strength <BR> Mon: 1 hour hip hop, 30 min run (4-4.5-5-5.5 mph) with 3 1 min inclines (10.0) <BR> Tues: -- <BR> Wed: 45 min hip hop <BR> Thurs: 10 min strength <BR> Fri: <BR> Sat: <BR> <BR> Cheats (target 10... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 12:37:33 EST July Week 4 Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4987274 10K Training <BR> Sun: -- <BR> Mon: 30 min run 4.5/5.5/5.0 mph <BR> Tues: -- <BR> Wed: -- <BR> Thurs: -- <BR> Fri: 20 min run 4.5 mph <BR> Sat: 5k run, 4 mph <BR> <BR> Triathlon Training (10K counts for both; any non-10K exercise goes here) <BR> Sun: 2 hours horse stuff <BR> Mon: 1 hour hip hop, 30 min run, 20 lap swim <BR> Tues: -- <BR> Wed: 1 hour hip hop <BR> Thurs: -- <BR> Fri: 50 min/20 miles bike, 20 min run <BR> Sat: 30 laps, 18 min; 5k run 45 min <BR> <BR> Shake? <BR> Sun: n <BR... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 02:15:20 EST Garage, 1/3 After http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4978296 OK, now that I am an expert video poster, I will post my progress from last night! I did one wall of the garage. I plan to do another segment tonight. <BR> <BR> How is everyone else's Clean-A-Room Challenge coming along? Mine won't be done by Friday but as you can see, a dent is being made. Thu, 19 Jul 2012 20:12:27 EST Garage - Before! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4977736 Never mind on needing help posting - the video is playing fine! I just didn't give it long enough, I guess. <BR> <BR> Anyway - here is the Garage Project! I'll post the After in a bit... <BR> <BR> Suzy Thu, 19 Jul 2012 12:12:31 EST July Week 3 Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4972171 I'm trying a fun new program called the Cheat system. You can have anything/as much as you want from one list of foods (you guessed it, leafy green veggies, lean protein...) and up to 10 'cheats' a day. The 'cheats' are 100 kcal of foods (any foods) not on the other list. And the objective is to work towards having fewer of them (never none, really), and to make them the healthiest choices possible. In other words, a 'cheat' of whole grain bread or brown rice is better than a cheat of, say, a... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 01:11:30 EST July Revised Template for Weeks 3-4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4967197 I'm trying a fun new program called the Cheat system. You can have anything/as much as you want from one list of foods (you guessed it, leafy green veggies, lean protein...) and up to 10 'cheats' a day. The 'cheats' are 100 kcal of foods (any foods) not on the other list. And the objective is to work towards having fewer of them (never none, really), and to make them the healthiest choices possible. In other words, a 'cheat' of whole grain bread or brown rice is better than a cheat of, say, a... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 12:55:18 EST Horse Story - nice to be able to do this.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4961490 So, this weekend, I went on a poker ride. For the uninitiate, a poker ride is a horse trail ride event where every so many miles, there is a station where you pick up a sealed envelope with a playing card in it. You collect 5 over the ride and then turn them in - you 'play' your hand and get prizes based on what you got. (I got nothing; a pair of 9s, and a pair didn't win anything.) <BR> <BR> We arrived at camp on Friday evening - I took a new young horse who did very well all night tied to ... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 01:50:29 EST July Week 2 Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4961469 10K Training <BR> Sun: -- <BR> Mon: -- <BR> Tues: -- <BR> Wed: -- <BR> Thurs: -- <BR> Fri: -- <BR> Sat: 10K run <BR> <BR> Triathlon Training (10K counts for both; any non-10K exercise goes here) <BR> Sun: 1 hour horse stuff <BR> Mon: 55 min hip hop <BR> Tues: -- <BR> Wed: 1 hour hip hop <BR> Thurs: -- <BR> Fri: -- <BR> Sat: 10K run <BR> <BR> Shake? <BR> Sun: n <BR> Mon: n <BR> Tues: n <BR> Wed: n <BR> Thurs: y (finally!) <BR> Fri: y <BR> Sat: n <BR> <BR> Protein/Veggies? <BR> Sun: y on... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 01:19:24 EST July Week 1 Tracker and an Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4952918 OK, the wheels came off end of June - I didn't track week 4 or the last couple days of week 3. But in my defense, as anyone who has been listening to my cries of lament knows, I spent all last week housesitting in a beautiful home with a lovely kitchen, stocked to the roof with all manner of cheeses - high end goudas, cheddars, havartis and mozz's, crackers, breads and wine. Now admittedly they have a flourishing garden and I had some variety of fresh field greens, tomatoes and swiss chard e... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 01:10:12 EST June, Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4929253 10K Training 3/2/3 miles <BR> Questionable how this will go. My right foot is hurting today (saturdayt) after running! Oh no! May have to do alternate exercise this week....We will see. <BR> Sun: -- <BR> Mon: -- <BR> Tues: -- <BR> Wed: -- <BR> Thurs: -- <BR> Fri: <BR> Sat: <BR> <BR> Triathlon Training (10K counts for both) <BR> Sun: -- <BR> Mon: hip hop - took it easy on foot, but did it <BR> Tues: 10 mile bike, 1/2 mile swim <BR> Wed: -- <BR> Thurs: -- <BR> Fri: <BR> Sat: <BR> <BR> Shake?... Sat, 16 Jun 2012 17:57:00 EST June, Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4929251 this was a travel week, but I did reasonably well... <BR> <BR> 10K Training (3/3/4) <BR> Sun: -- <BR> Mon: -- (5 mile walk, with hills) <BR> Tues: -- <BR> Wed: -- (2 mile interval run <BR> Thurs: -- <BR> Fri: -- <BR> Sat: 4 mile run - it was hot though and I was SLOW! <BR> <BR> Triathlon Training (10K counts for both) <BR> Sun: -- <BR> Mon: -- 5 mile walk (with hills) <BR> Tues: -- <BR> Wed: 2 mile interval run <BR> Thurs: -- <BR> Fri: -- <BR> Sat: 4 mile run <BR> <BR> Shake? <BR> Sun: -- ... Sat, 16 Jun 2012 17:55:50 EST You NEED a Roomba. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4917168 I know, they are a little expensive. But I bit the bullet and you should too. SO NICE to come home to a vacuumed floor! But what made me think of it, and to tell you, is that I just spilled a bunch of almonds - not the big old ones you can pick up, but a bunch of powdery shards. All over the kitchen floor. <BR> <BR> I went and got Roomba, put her in the middle of the shards, pressed 'Spot Clean' and came in here to chat with you! She'll be done in a minute and the kitchen floor will look gre... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 02:01:22 EST June - Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4914128 10K Training (Target - 2,3,3 miles) <BR> Sun: 2 miles (24 min) <BR> Mon: -- <BR> Tues: -- <BR> Wed: -- <BR> Thurs: Brick. Less than 1 mile. BUT did tri training.... <BR> Fri: -- <BR> Sat: -- Just bike - shin splints! <BR> <BR> Triathlon Training (10K counts for both - any other exercise goes here. Target - 1 swim 1 bike) <BR> Sun: 2 miles (24 min) <BR> Mon: 1 hr hip hop, 12 min dancing, 2 supersets 30# x 10 bent row, 20# x 8 upright rows <BR> Tues: -- <BR> Wed: Hauling giant panels ... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 01:33:54 EST Friends....Really...Right? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4909508 You know, I think of you all as my friends, but I don't seem to really believe it. I am behind you all, love to read your blogs, totally want to support you...but somehow don't feel like I can be down or need help. But I do need your help! I know that should be OK but I don't BELIEVE it is OK. Why not?? You are all so open and I am a chicken! Anyone have any ideas for me??? <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 Jun 2012 01:24:16 EST Tracker Template for June - New Format! (thanks Amy!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4906383 10K Training <BR> Sun: <BR> Mon: <BR> Tues: <BR> Wed: <BR> Thurs: <BR> Fri: <BR> Sat: <BR> <BR> Triathlon Training (10K counts for both; any non-10K exercise goes here) <BR> Sun: <BR> Mon: <BR> Tues: <BR> Wed: <BR> Thurs: <BR> Fri: <BR> Sat: <BR> <BR> Shake? <BR> Sun: <BR> Mon: <BR> Tues: <BR> Wed: <BR> Thurs: <BR> Fri: <BR> Sat: <BR> <BR> Protein/Veggies? <BR> Sun: <BR> Mon: <BR> Tues: <BR> Wed: <BR> Thurs: <BR> Fri: <BR> Sat: <BR> <BR> Disasters? (or more mildly, didn't make my highest... Thu, 31 May 2012 19:58:25 EST May 21 - 27 Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4892299 Day 7 - Sunday <BR> Shake (Y/N) : n <BR> # Glasses Water : 10 <BR> Eat veggies/protein (Y/N) : y <BR> Went off track with eating (Y/N) : n <BR> Exercise - Bursting (#min) : <BR> Exercise - Other Cardio : 2 mile run (12 min miles) <BR> Exercise - Resistance (sets/reps) --: <BR> Exercise - 4x4 :-- <BR> Exercise - Steps on Pedometer or Moving More: -- <BR> Sleep - Hours Last Night : 7 <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 6 - Saturday <BR> Shake (Y/N) : n <BR> # Glasses Water : 9 <BR> Eat veggies/protein (... Tue, 22 May 2012 00:33:50 EST May 14 - 20 Tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4881025 Day 7 - Sunday <BR> Shake (Y/N) : n <BR> # Glasses Water : 12 <BR> Eat veggies/protein (Y/N) :y <BR> Went off track with eating (Y/N) : y - pizza! <BR> Exercise - Bursting (#min) : <BR> Exercise - Other Cardio : 2.5 hours hiking <BR> Exercise - Resistance (sets/reps) --: <BR> Exercise - 4x4 :-- <BR> Exercise - Steps on Pedometer or Moving More: -- <BR> Sleep - Hours Last Night : 8 <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 6 - Saturday <BR> Shake (Y/N) : y <BR> # Glasses Water : 9 <BR> Eat veggies/protein (Y/N) :... Mon, 14 May 2012 14:15:23 EST Best Story EVER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4873283 This one renews your belief in people! It's a long story, but hang in there - I think you'll think it was worth it. <BR> <BR> OK, so two weeks ago, I went on a horse camping trip to Point Reyes. It was great! I have a couple pictures posted... <BR> <BR> Anyway, on Saturday we rode the horses on the beach. It was a beautiful sunny day - but the horse I was riding had never been ANYWHERE like the ocean and was pretty nervous. All was well, though, all the way down a mile and a half or so of b... Wed, 9 May 2012 00:51:00 EST May 7 - 13 (with template) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4872175 I'm tracking all of May! Here we are, week 2... <BR> <BR> Day 7 - Sunday <BR> Shake (Y/N) : n <BR> # Glasses Water : 10 <BR> Eat veggies/protein (Y/N) : y <BR> Went off track with eating (Y/N) : n <BR> Exercise - Bursting (#min) : <BR> Exercise - Other Cardio : 30 <BR> Exercise - Resistance (sets/reps) --: <BR> Exercise - 4x4 :-- <BR> Exercise - Steps on Pedometer or Moving More: -- <BR> Sleep - Hours Last Night : 9 <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 6 - Saturday <BR> Shake (Y/N) : n <BR> # Glasses Wat... Tue, 8 May 2012 11:38:26 EST May 1-6 Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4872160 Day 1 - Tuesday <BR> Shake (Y/N) :y <BR> # Glasses Water : 9 <BR> Eat veggies/protein (Y/N) : y <BR> Went off track with eating (Y/N) : n <BR> Exercise - Bursting (#min) : -- <BR> Exercise - Other Cardio : -- <BR> Exercise - Resistance (sets/reps) : -- <BR> Exercise - 4x4 :-- <BR> Exercise - Steps on Pedometer or Moving More: 30 min low impact dance <BR> Sleep - Hours Last Night : 7.5 <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 2 - Wednesday <BR> Shake (Y/N) : y <BR> # Glasses Water : 10 <BR> Eat veggies/protein (Y... Tue, 8 May 2012 11:31:57 EST Trail Run: CHECK! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4324874 It's done! Today was the day, and it was fun. I think. As we were about to start the ride coordinator said - you'll do fine, but if it seems long, it is; we realized it's a long twelve, closer to 14...you'll be tired when you get to the aid station at halfway as it is all uphill there (mostly gradual) but don't worry bc all the way home is gradual downhill...I can only imagine the looks on our faces when she said the part about 7 miles uphill and the 'long' 12. <BR> <BR> We were the only ... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 01:09:38 EST 28 Days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3933492 I'm using this blog to track my progress for a 28 day cleanse program I'm doing. In general - no dairy, bread, sugar, alcohol or caffeine. Lots of good food though! Curry chicken, black pepper salmon, soups, salads, fruit smoothies.... So here we go: <BR> <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>--------------------------------------Wts Cardio Shake Sleep Slipups <BR> Week 4 Day 28 2/13/2011 <BR> Week 4 Day 27 2/12/2011----X----45-----No---- 8--------No <BR> <BR> Paleo ... Mon, 17 Jan 2011 13:01:48 EST Six MORE Weeks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3612345 One more try... <BR> <BR> ----------------------------------------<BR>-----------------------Wts Cardio Shake Sleep <BR> Week 6 Day 42 10/17/2010 Home <BR> Week 6 Day 41 10/16/2010 Home <BR> Week 6 Day 40 10/15/2010 Home <BR> Week 6 Day 39 10/14/2010 Home <BR> Week 6 Day 38 10/13/2010 Home NA X YES! <BR> <BR> 2.5 min bursting with steps and lunges; 1.5 hours tennis. Not the same but still very off and on. Also yoga. <BR> <BR> <BR> Week 6 Day 37 10/12/2... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 17:49:32 EST Six Weeks to Sleeveless and Sexy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3401558 Day 30, Week 6 (3). <BR> 8/25/2010 <BR> <BR> Hardly ate today. Bad day at work. <BR> <BR> Sleep: C- <BR> Shake: Not today <BR> Night snacking: good in that no snack <BR> <BR> Day 29, Week 6 (2). <BR> 8/24/2010 <BR> <BR> On track foodwise - got some nice nighttime tea that I like. Logging 'cause that is what I do. I log my day. <BR> <BR> Sleep: Better - I'll give it a B <BR> Shake: Not today <BR> Night snacking: good <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 28, Week 6 (1). <BR> 8/23/2010 <BR> <BR... Mon, 5 Jul 2010 18:53:46 EST