DAN1964's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DAN1964 DAN1964'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/ Good and busy day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786315 Not only got my steps in (+3000 more) . . I worked in the garden . .tearing it up (Fall ya know!) <BR> <BR> Anyways . . a good day. <BR> <BR> :) Wed, 24 Sep 2014 18:27:42 EST One small dip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785620 down on the scale . . and any dip down is good! <BR> <BR> Part of me wants to race to drop the next few pounds before vacation begins, but I know that does nothing in the long run. My clothes fit (a little tight now) but with all the walking and events going to be done on vacation . . I'm not concerned at all! :) <BR> <BR> Anyways . . keeping on keeping on! <BR> <BR> :) Tue, 23 Sep 2014 17:03:47 EST Keeping on . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784166 Keeping on! <BR> <BR> Back to more walking. Getting ready for Vacation. Yep . . doing good so far. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:23:25 EST Yep . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783377 Getting back to this. <BR> <BR> Weight has been a bit fluxy lately. But this is good. It means that I am coming off the plateau that I have been on. <BR> <BR> And despite a few leg/foot issues . . I have been keeping up with a very minimum of 5000 steps a day and averaging around 7500. <BR> <BR> So here is to change! Yay! Sat, 20 Sep 2014 08:06:33 EST Oh my! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782953 It's been awhile . . . So sorry! <BR> <BR> Guess I need to start working on this again. <BR> <BR> :) <BR> <BR> Happy Friday everyone! Fri, 19 Sep 2014 12:02:30 EST Time to get moving again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764859 Had a bout of Cellulitis this week, which has kept me off my feet for a few days. <BR> <BR> Foot is now looking and feeling better, but I know to listen to the doc and take it easy for a couple of weeks for full recovery. So less walking . . and more of other activities. :) Fri, 22 Aug 2014 10:52:40 EST Lot of stuff done . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746805 some more to do today. <BR> <BR> Feeling sore from all the work . . but in the good way. :) <BR> <BR> Have a pleasant day everyone! Sat, 26 Jul 2014 08:32:43 EST I've come to http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746294 look forward to the busy weekends. The busier I keep . . the less time I have to ponder hunger . . eating . . exercise . . etc. <BR> <BR> So I just go about the day . . keeping busy . . and usually have my best workout days on the weekend. :) <BR> <BR> ENJOY YOUR WEEKENDS! :) Fri, 25 Jul 2014 10:14:58 EST Wow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744659 another week is almost done . . <BR> <BR> LOL <BR> <BR> time to start planning out the weekend again. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day everyone! Wed, 23 Jul 2014 04:06:04 EST Whew! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742488 What a busy day yesterday! <BR> Garden is all nicely taken care of . . including the addition of some Lavender bushes to help attract bees. (And the scent is a great plus too!) <BR> But all fun has got to end . . and it is back to work today. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day everyone! Sun, 20 Jul 2014 03:59:58 EST Gotta get out . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742002 . . and enjoy the summer day. Going to do some work in the garden. The plants have finally started to wake up and start growing. I hope I gets some good stuff out of this work. Tomatoes, corn, cucumbers, zucchini, yellow squash, peas . . all things I like. :) <BR> <BR> Have a nice day everyone! Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:54:45 EST Busy busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737663 Weekend was filled with things to do . . . and most of them got done. It sure is nice to keep busy! Sun, 13 Jul 2014 04:11:03 EST Need to remember . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737192 To keep up with this! <BR> <BR> LOL <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:22:00 EST Well . . we will see how this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733508 week ended later today. I am hopeful! LOL <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a great Independence day weekend . . and a great week ahead! Mon, 7 Jul 2014 04:04:39 EST I guess I needed some sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731965 I've been feeling a bit sleepy all week . . . but know it is important to keep sleep hours regular and not to oversleep. It seems my body had a different plan when I went to bed last night. <BR> <BR> I went to sleep at my normal time and have woken up 15 hours later!!! Yowza!! Slept right through double alarms and everything! <BR> <BR> Hopefully I can resume normal sleep patterns again. I do feel quite refreshed and ready for the world again today. (Normally if I oversleep I feel grog... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 13:56:51 EST So . . I started this week at http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730273 320 pounds . . the goal is to end the week at 318. Baby steps . . slow and steady! <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Wed, 2 Jul 2014 04:01:47 EST Well . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729546 goals not really met, but that just means more motivation to meet this months goals. :) <BR> <BR> Have a great month everyone! Tue, 1 Jul 2014 04:12:43 EST End of month . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728753 Time for assessment of how things went this month. Will post tomorrow updated goals based on this month. :) <BR> <BR> Have a great week everyone! Mon, 30 Jun 2014 04:18:11 EST Been a bit . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727017 since my last post. <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> So not much going on. Work is work . . play is . . non-existent. And life is decent. <BR> <BR> I have finally broke the 320 barrier . . now to break the 315 . . and 310. <BR> <em>41</em> <BR> So . . more later . . and hopefully not extremely later! <BR> <em>20</em> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 10:12:13 EST One day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681577 left on vacation . . and I think I have done well with sticking to my weight loss plan. We will find out when I get home. :) Sun, 27 Apr 2014 12:01:03 EST OK . . still a little http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679196 slow in making this a habit again. <BR> <BR> Not much to report though. Still trying to overcome the block. <BR> <BR> But will do it soon! <BR> <BR> But vacation first! Thu, 24 Apr 2014 06:53:47 EST Opps . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677568 I've been forgetting to blog! <BR> <BR> Oh well . . <BR> <BR> Will try and remember to do so more often! Tue, 22 Apr 2014 04:24:05 EST Happy Birthday to me! LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658413 It's the big 5 0!!! <BR> <BR> Ready for the next 50!! :) <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:38:28 EST Geee . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597853 It's been awhile since I blogged anything. <BR> <BR> But then again not much new to blog about. <BR> <BR> Down 7 pounds since start of year . . <BR> <BR> So that is good. <BR> <BR> Just keep truckin'! :) Sat, 18 Jan 2014 10:31:07 EST Well it . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590874 . . . was a nice weekend while it lasted! <BR> <BR> But today it's back to work as a new week begins. <BR> <BR> Saw some loss on the scale . . so I feel more encourage by my workout routine changes. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 04:35:54 EST Well . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588343 A fun week it has been . . but glad it is over!! <BR> :) Thu, 9 Jan 2014 17:06:39 EST Just http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585191 looking forward to seeing what the day will bring. <BR> <BR> Life seems so less hectic now the holidays are past! LOL <BR> <BR> Enjoy the day! Tue, 7 Jan 2014 04:34:16 EST So I sez to meself . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583852 . . . self! keep going! It's all about keeping yourself motivated! <BR> <BR> So I says . . "Absolutely!" <BR> <BR> Have a pleasant week everyone! Mon, 6 Jan 2014 04:32:13 EST Just another day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582603 to make a change! <BR> <BR> I hope you all enjoy it and do the best you can! <BR> <BR> :) Sun, 5 Jan 2014 04:33:41 EST Slowly slowly . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581603 it's too important a job to rush! <BR> <BR> LOL <BR> <BR> Seem to fit for the moment . . <BR> <BR> You may now go about your day. <BR> Sat, 4 Jan 2014 08:00:44 EST End of week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578932 <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> A short work week but a busy one . . so glad it is over! Thu, 2 Jan 2014 04:41:40 EST A new year just begun . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577393 And so this is "new year" . . and what have we done? . . . to paraphrase Mr. Lennon. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately I didn't do as much as I wanted in the past year. But I am going to use that as motivation into the new year. <BR> <BR> Here's to a fresh new start for everyone! ;) <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 04:42:24 EST On Vacation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567821 Finally! <BR> <BR> LOL <BR> <BR> I actually look forward to the time off as I can have even more time to myself to get some fitness in! <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a great day. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 08:31:03 EST Finally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566977 The end of the work week is in sight! It has been a rough week, both physically and emotionally. But I keep plugging along! And today is the last work day before I go on a 2 week vacation! A much needed one at that! LOL <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a wonderful day! Wed, 18 Dec 2013 04:38:58 EST Hmmmm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566201 Been a rough week so far to the self esteem . . but I am pushing against that. <BR> <BR> And on the plus side . . . only two more work days till the holiday vacation begins! :) Tue, 17 Dec 2013 04:29:56 EST A lot to do . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564068 Not much time to do it. <BR> <BR> So keeping things quick and short today! <BR> <BR> Have a pleasant and warm day everyone! Sat, 14 Dec 2013 08:39:30 EST Finally Thursday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562604 Which is my Friday . . gotta love the modern work world! :) <BR> <BR> Well it has been a battle week with the weight, but I finally am seeing drops again. And I am getting more mileage in around the office too. <BR> <BR> But my weekend starts soon . . and that is when the real work outs get going. :) <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Thu, 12 Dec 2013 04:40:15 EST Much to tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561009 To think of much to say this morning. That and it is 4° outside right now. <BR> <BR> To early . . to cold! LOL <BR> <BR> Stay safe and warm my friends! Tue, 10 Dec 2013 04:45:14 EST Monday . . 2:33 AM http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560212 The busy part of the work week begins. I am glad that my week actually starts on a Sunday, because I can get so much work done. Not many bosses and co-workers around. Kind of a relaxing day. <BR> <BR> Today they are all back, and although it is nice to have others around, it can be distracting. <BR> <BR> OK . . maybe I am a bit of a workaholic! LOL <BR> <BR> Have a nice day everyone! Mon, 9 Dec 2013 04:34:07 EST Yawn . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559517 Sunday morning . . ahh . . another week has begun! <BR> <BR> So much to do . . so little time! LOL (The mantra of the holiday season!) <BR> <BR> Anyways, not much to say except . . <BR> <BR> Have a nice and safe day everyone! Sun, 8 Dec 2013 04:33:58 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558961 Going to snuggle up inside today. The weather service says to stay home if you can and let the snow storm pass. So I will take their advice. I have laundry to do, vacuuming to do, mopping and waxing floors to do, Christmas cards to address, etc. So having to stay in today, I think I will still get quite the workout! <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a safe and fun day! Sat, 7 Dec 2013 10:03:19 EST I didn't do . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558177 much yesterday. Was still feeling the effects of the meds I had to take for my dental work. <BR> <BR> But even still managed to get a mile walk in. A little house work, and started working on the turkey soup. <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a good day and have a great day today! Fri, 6 Dec 2013 07:49:39 EST Yesterday was . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5557553 Not fun! <BR> <BR> A tooth of mine suddenly became very sensitive making eating or drinking anything quite painful. While this may help in controlling calories, it is not a great thing. <BR> <BR> Stopped at the dentist on the way home, and was informed I had an inflamed nerve, and the nerves around it were joining in the party. So after a quick root canal and extraction, all is OK again. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day everyone! Thu, 5 Dec 2013 11:28:27 EST Well the snow came . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556484 and the temperatures plummeted. It is a toasty 16°f outside now. So this means today I will leave a lot earlier for work . . cuz I am sure the roads will be fun this early in the morning. <BR> <BR> And the shoveling of the nasty white stuff is pretty good exercise too. <BR> <BR> Ahhhh . . winter . . is it time for you to leave yet? ;) <BR> <BR> Have a nice day everyone! Wed, 4 Dec 2013 04:40:26 EST Where's the snow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555639 I got up early this morning so I could have extra time for my commute because it was/is supposed to snow tonight. I get up . . . look out the window . . and no snow. <BR> <BR> Oh well . . more time to ease into the work day. :) <BR> <BR> Have a nice one wherever you are! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 3 Dec 2013 04:50:06 EST Yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553877 was such a busy day! I only got 5 out of 8 items done on my "to do" list, but I consider that good. All the main things were completed, and the rest I can do throughout the week. <BR> <BR> Today is back to work day . . . weekends are never long enough! LOL <BR> <BR> Oh . . and did I mention . . . according to my pedometer, I did over 5 miles in walking. No I didn't mention that . . I can see what I wrote! hehe <BR> <BR> Have a nice day everyone! Sun, 1 Dec 2013 04:31:07 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553194 Hope you have a great day! Sat, 30 Nov 2013 06:17:44 EST Another Turkey day gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552736 And it was probably one of the nicest in a long while. <BR> <BR> I had to work, but the office was pretty quiet so I could listen to music while working. And with fewer folks around I got up more often to "stretch" and walk. (Nearly 2 miles of walking around!) <BR> <BR> Then I got home and decided to be social for a change and take up a friends offer to have dinner with them. The food and conversation were great. <BR> <BR> And then this morning, when stepping on the scale for my wee... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:20:21 EST Happy Thanksgiving/Hanukkah to all http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551967 I hope everyone has a really nice holiday(s). <BR> <BR> I am thankful for being able to work this day. That way I don't have to be around the smell of cooking turkey and trimmings all day. :) Yet I will be off work in time to enjoy the meal! A win/win for me! LOL <BR> <BR> Again . . I wish everyone a wonderful Holiday! Thu, 28 Nov 2013 04:53:26 EST Hello . . . again. :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551200 Ahhh . . Wednesday. Such a lovely day. The middle of the week for most (my Thursday however). <BR> <BR> The week has been interesting so far. Nothing really exciting. But any week with a Holiday in it is nice work wise. Things slow down a bit, and people tend to be in slightly better moods (though some stress out a bit more). <BR> <BR> I've gotten good at getting my walking in at work, and usually get a good 5000 steps in during the work day. Now I have just got to get more reliable a... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 05:00:54 EST