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/ Time to do battle! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206219 The month is getting ready to change . . my body has been fighting my desires to drop weight, so it is ON! <BR> <BR> The weight will go . . oh yes . . it will!! <BR> <BR> :) Mon, 25 Jul 2016 06:48:11 EST Feet are better . . slightly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6160605 Not as much pain when walking so far this morning. Slightly optimistic about this. LOL There have been a few low pain days in the past, only to have them flair again. I will give a few more days . .if they flare again . . then I will see a doctor. <BR> <BR> I think the problem is that I am a nice guy. I recently moved into an upper floor condo from a basement apartment. So ever since moving in, I have been walking around the place like on eggshells because I don't want those downstairs ... Wed, 11 May 2016 06:55:05 EST Pushing on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6159878 That is all I need to do . . keep on pushing on! :) Tue, 10 May 2016 06:52:32 EST Ergggggg. . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6158600 Can't believe my feet are still being such an issue. I am tired of walking have become a chore. But I keep on keeping on . . I will get through this! Sun, 8 May 2016 06:56:40 EST Getting there slowly. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155333 Feet still improving. Increasing the amount I walk each day. Haven't made it to the pool yet, but hopefully by the weekend. :) Tue, 3 May 2016 06:59:56 EST Restart :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152251 Well after a month of sabbatical . . . moving into the new place . . and having some foot issues . . it is time to get back to working on me again! :) <BR> <BR> I can feel my health has faltered somewhat due to the stress of moving and having been ill for a bit. <BR> <BR> I am feeling good again, and so it is time to check out the fitness center at the new place as well as the pool. So hopefully things will get back in shape again. :) Thu, 28 Apr 2016 15:40:40 EST All moved in! (mostly) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146246 Except for a few items and boxes, I have finally moved into my own place. It is nice to have that hurdle crossed. Now comes the fun of all the unpacking. Yay! ;) Wed, 20 Apr 2016 07:16:15 EST Nothing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6089234 to really add lately. Things are going as they have been going. Thank you. :) Sat, 6 Feb 2016 11:13:16 EST Still hunting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6083040 Found a few places and either the seller was being silly (asking well above market and not allowing any concessions) or I have just been out bid or out right rejected. But still I persevere! :) <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! Sat, 30 Jan 2016 11:26:17 EST Still in the same place http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6070877 House hunting is not easy! LOL <BR> <BR> Find a place you like and it can be grabbed up before you get your bid in. <BR> <BR> Oh well . . <BR> <BR> :) Sat, 16 Jan 2016 10:30:24 EST Time of change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6064081 I have been living in the same place for nearly a decade now. It was only supposed to be a temporary thing. I had been living with some roommates who suddenly decided to move and forgot to let me know. So one of them talked to their father, who had a full finished basement that I could use. In return I would help his father around the place, as he had recently been paralyzed from the waist down. Well it worked out so well, that I have been here longer than thought. But near the end of the yea... Fri, 8 Jan 2016 13:04:50 EST I think I can . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6031639 . . . and I know I will!!! <BR> <BR> Have a good one everyone! Fri, 13 Nov 2015 17:15:22 EST Stealth level 100 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6028236 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7921906c-2896-4f4c-93ca-641b51bfd55e.jpg"> Sat, 7 Nov 2015 12:42:37 EST Onward towards the end of the year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6026896 The new month is going good so far . . slow but steady steps. :) Wed, 4 Nov 2015 22:25:25 EST Kids are missing out . . ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023717 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aca8fc21-122b-4030-9ae6-a989631d25e7.jpg"> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 12:36:42 EST I resemble that . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6022860 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c0cb7f4d-8455-4052-b103-01a7327ec026.jpg"> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 22:12:37 EST Sunday means . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020786 Back to work. }} sigh {{ <BR> <BR> But at least I get my "Monday" out of the way before most. :) <BR> <BR> Enjoy you day everyone! Sun, 25 Oct 2015 09:08:55 EST Truth!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020596 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c31bbf4b-40e6-4498-a414-bccbe8df6d3a.jpg"> Sat, 24 Oct 2015 22:09:09 EST Switching around http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6017851 Trying and experiment to see what is better for being motivated. Mornings or Evenings. This week it will be evenings. So far . . it's OK. Mon, 19 Oct 2015 21:56:22 EST Motivation is coming back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016508 It has been only hanging around briefly, but I am feeling more motivated lately. So welcome back motivation . . and stick around for a bit will ya!? <BR> <BR> Have a good day everyone! Sat, 17 Oct 2015 11:50:21 EST Yep . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016037 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1fc68592-bccc-48bf-ba33-bead5cf3576b.jpg"> Fri, 16 Oct 2015 12:55:14 EST A good week (so far) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015379 This has been a nice week. Work hasn't gotten to crazy and I have been getting to the fitness center almost everyday. The weekend is almost here and that is when things get busy. :) <BR> <BR> Have a good day! Thu, 15 Oct 2015 09:20:48 EST It so true . . ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014831 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/46f08cee-a2f8-4a6f-9832-cd65c665f2e1.jpg"> Wed, 14 Oct 2015 09:44:00 EST Yep. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014257 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1a4c962-81ac-40b0-81df-99121e1cd758.jpg"> Tue, 13 Oct 2015 09:45:05 EST Weird is good! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013632 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d19fc6b8-2e91-42d5-a9bb-49a8ae9ceeba.jpg"> Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:23:33 EST Getting up early http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013060 Is never easy after a couple of weeks of vacation. But I have done it, and even got right back to starting my day with a brief walk to get the body moving and heart going. So here we go, back to "normalcy"! <BR> <BR> Enjoy the day everyone. Sun, 11 Oct 2015 08:57:00 EST Day o rest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012641 Vacation has come to it's last day, so time to take a day of rest to decompress. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2d9e891f-835d-4023-9185-3f38ea732f0e.jpg"> Sat, 10 Oct 2015 11:52:33 EST A little inspirational message http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012189 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8897bea9-ca4e-4e27-9872-7763cdaa1426.jpg"> Fri, 9 Oct 2015 13:35:26 EST Just another day . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011658 to begin again and keep going. Other than that. Not much to really say. <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a real pleasant day. Thu, 8 Oct 2015 13:13:08 EST Home . . }}sigh{{ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011028 As much as I enjoy spending time at Disneyland, I do enjoy being home too. So it is nice to be back home. Back to my own bed and to my Bonnie cat. Of course it means going back to work, but that is fine too. I like my job. <BR> <BR> So home it is and home it shall be for now. :) <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day! Wed, 7 Oct 2015 12:52:34 EST Returning home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6010368 All good things must end . . so it is said. And today my trip to Disneyland is over. I do look forward to getting home to see my Bonnie cat . . and sleep in my own bed. And it will be interesting to see what it has done to my weight. I don't think I ate much (Don't we all on vacation?) and I definitely did a lot of walking. So fingers are crossed that I have lost weigh and not gained. :) <BR> <BR> Have a nice day everyone! Tue, 6 Oct 2015 11:12:29 EST One More Day . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009668 left to enjoy the parks. Disney was crowded all weekend, but today should be a bit nicer. (I hope)! Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:49:43 EST Tired but happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008530 My legs are a bit sore. But I am enjoying all the walking and getting to meet and make friends with new folks. It is such a magical place to be. Disneyland is great! Sat, 3 Oct 2015 11:05:53 EST Not caring about a thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007982 With all the walking and stuff . . I am going to get plenty of exercise the next few days, while enjoying the parks. :) Fri, 2 Oct 2015 10:56:38 EST Today is the Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007272 I'm going to Disneyland! Woot Woot! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to a nice relaxing vacation. A chance to unwind . . get lots of walking in . . maybe makes some new friends. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! Thu, 1 Oct 2015 08:54:51 EST Getting ready day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006693 I have been procrastinating to much in getting ready for vacation. Now I really need to get things ready. Tomorrow is the day I got to Disneyland. So gotta figure out clothes and all that stuff and make arrangements for transportation. This is so unlike me as I normally take care of all this stuff a week or two in advance. But I am trying to learn to be a little more spontaneous. So though it is a bit stressful . . it is kind of fun. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day everyone! Wed, 30 Sep 2015 09:39:35 EST One more . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006068 day in the office this week. <BR> <em>30</em> <BR> My mind has already checked out, even though I don't fly out until Thursday. And still a lot of things to take care of before then. Pre-vacation stuff is really quite a workout! LOL <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day! Tue, 29 Sep 2015 09:26:44 EST Hard to work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005431 Hard to keep my mind on exercise and diet. All the silly things that go along with being so close to vacation you can almost taste it. LOL <BR> But I guess it is ok because all the running around, getting things ready, is showing to be more of a work out than my normal routines. :) <BR> <BR> So I shall enjoy the benefits. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! Mon, 28 Sep 2015 09:25:29 EST All is good. (?) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004837 So the car isn't as bad as I was worrying. It is more of a sensor issue than an actual problem <BR> }}WHEW!!{{ <BR> So though it will be semi-costly to fix, the car can still function fine. <BR> <BR> So now I can get back to stressing over getting ready for the trip to Disneyland. :) Sun, 27 Sep 2015 09:18:39 EST Always something . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004347 }}sigh{{ <BR> <BR> Of course I am getting ready for a nice big vacation . . and now my car has developed an issue. Not a cheap one either. Oh well . . I will do what I can now . . and deal with the rest once I get home. No need to get worked up during a vacation.! <BR> <BR> :) <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone. Sat, 26 Sep 2015 09:51:06 EST Much better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6003819 Made it through the day yesterday. :) Got some sleep finally and feel so much better. Now to begin the big job of getting ready for vacation! LOL <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday everyone! Fri, 25 Sep 2015 10:09:38 EST I must need a vacation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6003207 I am feeling more and more worn out every morning. My weekend is coming up real soon and maybe then I can get some rest. But it is going to be a busy weekend too. So maybe next week when I get my actual vacation . . I can rest some. <BR> <BR> Anyways . . . <BR> <BR> Have a peaceful day everyone! Thu, 24 Sep 2015 09:26:10 EST Might be a long day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002592 Was a difficult night for sleeping. Not sure why. But at this point it is not relevant. So it is difficult to stay as motivated as when fully charged. But I will do my best and hope that I don't fall asleep at the office! :) <BR> <BR> Enjoy the day everyone! Wed, 23 Sep 2015 09:29:55 EST Looking better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001957 This week got off to a bit of a difficult and rough start . . but (knock on wood) seem to be on the improve. So here is to getting through the week! <BR> <BR> Have a good day everyone! Tue, 22 Sep 2015 09:25:00 EST Blah blah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001313 Another day . . another day. :) <BR> <BR> It's a new week . . so lets go get it!! Mon, 21 Sep 2015 09:25:20 EST Still no news. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000212 Just moving along trying to keep healthy and lose the weight. I am still bouncing around 330#. It is annoying, but I will break it somehow!! Sat, 19 Sep 2015 11:02:04 EST Back . . again . . :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997759 The reset was a nice break and I am glad I did not gain any weight during it. But it is back to life and back to reality. :) <BR> <BR> Tue, 15 Sep 2015 08:26:07 EST Nearly back . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994654 I decided to not be frustrated by motivation issues . . . and decided to call it a "reset". :) <BR> <BR> The last few days I gave myself permission to not think about weight loss, diet, exercise, etc. Just stop and enjoy the days. It seems to have worked. I am recharged and ready to start again. And as a bonus . . I actually lost a few pounds. LOL <BR> <BR> I guess I was over thinking things, and my mind was letting me know to just "let it go". <BR> <BR> :) Thu, 10 Sep 2015 08:43:47 EST Gotta get there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5993272 Motivation is fluctuating. But I am trying to push through. I can do it! Tue, 8 Sep 2015 08:55:50 EST So . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5992553 feeling a bit stiff and sore from the weekend. But it is that nice feeling that you got some work done. The pain of accomplishment. :) <BR> <BR> But it does make it a bit difficult to get moving this morning. The cup of coffee is making it easier to shift into the day. :) <BR> <BR> Have a nice Labor Day everyone! (I will be at work). Mon, 7 Sep 2015 08:57:51 EST