DARKCHILD's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DARKCHILD DARKCHILD'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/ NSV!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6029651 It may be a small thing but something I had not noticed. Yesterday while talking to someone, and being the type of person that talks with their hands, my rings kept falling off and flying across the room. It happened twice!! I know, not a biggie, but still!!! <em>244</em> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ece6f1af-0bc2-4ec8-98cc-b36f825aebca.JPG"> <BR> (by the way, the large ring reads," hear my soul speak", the small ring reads, "to thine own self be true", and the other is... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 06:16:03 EST Latest NSV -- St. Louis Rock and Roll Half Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020421 YaY!!! I did that!!! Finisher medal- St. Louis Half Marathon!! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/34aecc3e-4f12-493f-8a7b-e0b3770c9f52.jpg"> Sat, 24 Oct 2015 14:04:16 EST Making progress...current pic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947085 6/17/15 Results are coming from less cardio, more lifting, and more food! Who knew! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9f480179-e354-4cf5-900f-30de07207d55.jpg"> Thu, 18 Jun 2015 08:33:35 EST The 90 Day Journey Days 69 and 70 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896137 Wed. Day 69: Did morning daily challenge (2 rounds) 45 jumping jacks, 35 squats, 40 mountain climbers, and high knees for 60 seconds. evening: rest day <BR> <BR> Thurs. Day 70: daily morning challenge (1 round)and run/walk hills for an hour. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1952880392.jpg"> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 21:09:12 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 68 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894833 Tues: Morning workout: 30 push-ups, 35 mountain climbers, 35 squats, 8 burpees, high knees for 60 seconds, 2 rounds. Evening workout: first day running/walking hills-one hour. I surprised myself, I didn't think I could make it to the top of the hill that was my nemesis all last year but guess what? I made it to the top without stopping!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1831738510.jpg"> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 19:52:08 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 66 and 67 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893741 Sun. Day 66 - hour long walk (active rest day) <BR> Mon. Day 67 - AM workout: 25 pushups, 2 rounds of 40 jumping jacks, 30 mountain climbers, and running in place for 60 seconds. And 3 sets of 20 kettle bell swings with a 15 pound KB. This evening's plan: cardio and upper body(tris, bis, shoulders, back and chest. Will mark goal met when completed. The plan for the evening didn't happen, way to tired from work. <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l210... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 06:50:48 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 65 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892824 Sat. Day 65: One hour run (6minutes running/1minute walk intervals) and 20 pushups (3 on my toes). <BR> <BR> Last week was not a good week, due to things that life decided I needed thrown at me, but, Thank God, I survived and I'm back to finish what I started. Soooo, I'm not counting last week and I'm beginning today with day 65. And I have this to say to the enemy, "I bet you will get tired of knocking me down before God gets tired up picking me up!" I am more than a conqueror! <BR> <img s... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 13:06:10 EST The 90 Day Journey - Days Mar. 1- 7 (days 58-64) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888688 Days 58-64 <BR> <BR> March 1 - 7 <BR> <BR> Sunday - rest day <BR> <BR> Mon. - 55mins kickboxing class, 30 minutes zumba class with 5 pound weights <BR> <BR> Tues. - 30 min cardio kickboxing dvd in the morning and Kelly Coffey-Meyer 30 mins. to fitness dvd- Cardio and Legs 30mins. <BR> <BR> Wed. - 30 mins of bodyweight exercises: pushups, squats, mountain climbers, jumping jacks, high knees etc. <BR> <BR> Thurs. - Push Up challenge: 3 reps each- basic, one-leg left, one-leg right, T... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 13:07:17 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 57 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884275 Sat.Day 57- Completed Kelly Coffey-Meyer's 30 minute to fitness dvd - did the premix workout: Cardio and Upper Body (55mins.) using 5 and 8 pound dumbbells. <BR> 20 minutes after workout, this was my situation. (only ate 2 tablespoons). <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1855593613.jpg"> <BR> #boutdatlife Sat, 28 Feb 2015 13:39:54 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 55 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883305 Thurs.: Week 4 Day 4 T25 Total Body Circuit and 30 Minute Cardio Dance Party JessicaSmithTV on Youtube. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1402539042.jpg"> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 18:33:53 EST The 90 Day Journey - Days 53 and 54 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882929 Tues: Week 4 T25 Total Body Circuit <BR> Wed: one hour Ripped class and 30 mins of zumba class <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1860072077.jpg"> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 07:15:02 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 52 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881412 Mon.Day 52: Week 4 Day 1 T25 Cardio in the a.m. and Boxmania class (55 mins.) and my son took me into the weight room and began my lifting lessons!! About 20 mins. I'm so excited!! I only used the bar (45 lb. bar) to learn form but I'm still so excited to be LIFTING!! #likeaboss <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l735611969.jpg"> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 20:28:16 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 51 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880688 Sun: one hour zumba class Sun, 22 Feb 2015 18:26:23 EST The 90 Day Journey - Days 47 - 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880041 Wed: Day 47 - Rest Day <BR> Thurs: Day 48 Week 3 T25 - Lower Focus <BR> Fri: Day 49 Week 3 T25 - Cardio <BR> Sat: Day 50 Week 3 T25 - Double Day - Total Body Circuit and Ab Intervals (I did 15 mins of the 25mins of abs). <BR> <BR> One more week (5 more days) of the T25 Challenge and I'll be so glad when it's over!! Even though it was my idea! <BR> What was I thinking! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1626442776.jpg"> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 17:00:09 EST The 90 Day Journey - Days 44, 45, 46 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877673 Sun. Day 44 - Rest Day <BR> Mon. Day 45 - Week 3 Day 1 T25 Total Body Circuit <BR> Tues. Day 46 - Week 3 Day 2 T25 Speed 1.0 and 3 sets of 15 kettlebell swings with a 15 pound kettlebell in the morning and 45 minutes on the elliptical in the evening. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1056860594.jpg"> Tue, 17 Feb 2015 20:39:11 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 43 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875543 Fri. Day 43: Week2 Day 5 T-25 Lower Body Focus <BR> Sat: Rest Day <BR> <BR> *Confession: <BR> I have been allowing myself way to many treats!! My eating was out of control not by eating too much food. My eating was out of control in that I was eating the wrong foods!! My food plan looked like this for the last couple of days: doughnut or sausage and egg biscuit from MickeyD's, not really eat a lunch but snack on chips or popcorn throughout the day, and then, one night I actually had ice crea... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 09:56:03 EST The 90 Day Journey - Days 41 and 42 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874679 Wed: Day 41 - Week 2 Day 3: T25 Speed 1.0 <BR> Today: Day 42 - Week 2 Day 4: T25 Cardio and 20 minutes of Zumba dance videos Thu, 12 Feb 2015 18:49:29 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 40 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873636 2-10-15 Day 40 <BR> Evening workout: Week 2 Day 2 T25-Total Body Circuit (I did much better than the last week when I only completed 15 minutes of the 25, this time I completed the whole 25 minutes, lots of modifications, but I did it.) Also, 20 minute cardio kickboxing routine from OnDemand TV. <BR> <BR> Future Challenge: I have signed up to run the Rock N Rock Half Marathon in October with 2 friends that also run that live in 2 different parts of the country. We met years ago on another si... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 06:17:16 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 39 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872743 Day 39: Week 2 Day 1 T25-Cardio in the morning and 45 minute boxing class in the evening. <em>326</em> Mon, 9 Feb 2015 20:10:18 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 38 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871980 Day 38: one hour Zumba class. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l643733318.jpg"> Sun, 8 Feb 2015 17:55:21 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 37 (current pics included) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871178 Day 37: Did my workout first thing before I got too busy and too tired to do it. YaY Me! Today's workout: Week 1 Day 5 T25 Double Workout Day: Cardio and Lower Focus plus 5min. stretch = 55 minute workout! <BR> Some more current pics: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1013859252.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l35175906.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Money Shot! Ha! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l679976132.jpg">... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 10:40:53 EST The 90 Day Journey - Days 35 and 36 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870912 Day35: Rest Day <BR> Day36: In the morning -Week 1 Day 4 T25 - Ab Intervals and the evening, one hour Happy Hour Zumba. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1343341477.jpg"> Fri, 6 Feb 2015 21:09:27 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 34 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869567 Day 34: The hardest day so far!!! <em>198</em> <BR> Week 1 Day 3 - T25 Total body circuit, I only made 15 of the 25 minutes. OMG, this was a hard and intense workout. I stopped at the spiderman-plank-burpee intervals. Yes, you read that right! Maybe one day, but not today!!! So, I started do a cardio kickboxing routine that was on Demand TV. Made it through 15 minutes of that! What the What!!! Anywho, I ended up with a 30 minute workout. 30 minutes is better than 0 minutes. So, I'm just go... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 18:57:52 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 33 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868908 Day 33: Week 1 Day 2 -T25 Speed 1.0 in the morning and Turbo Kick for 50 mins in the evening. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1983988615.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tue, 3 Feb 2015 19:56:19 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 32 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868166 Day 32: Week 1 Day 1 T25 Cardio a.m. and 60 minute Ripped class in the evening. <BR> Mon, 2 Feb 2015 20:09:07 EST The Before Pic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867746 Taken on Jan.3,2015 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2085358594.jpg"> Mon, 2 Feb 2015 09:40:32 EST The 90 Day Journey - Days 30 and 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867469 Day 30: one hour walk -about 4 miles <BR> Day 31: Did some housework and watched the Super Bowl and that was about it!! Nothing but the truth told here. I will not be making up stuff to be impressive. It is what it is!! <em>88</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l529407179.jpg"> <BR> Sun, 1 Feb 2015 21:49:18 EST The 90 Day Journey - Days 27, 28, and 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866396 Day 27: Official Rest Day <BR> <BR> Day 28: No workout due to the fact one of my students, he plays on the basketball team, mentioned to me that I never come to any of the games, so, I skipped my workout and stayed for the game after school that night. I had to, I never want to let my students think I don't care. He was happy to see me. <BR> <BR> Day 29: Me and my friend tried a new class, POUNDS, it's a total body workout using lightly weighted drumsticks. If you have ever seen STOMP, wher... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:08:00 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864019 Turbo Kick class -one hour <BR> <BR> Notable moment: that piece of chocolate I didn't eat yesterday because I recognized I was only eating it because I was stressed, well, today, I did eat ONE piece. Because I had done so well by eating a great and healthy breakfast, a healthy lunch, with pineapple for a snack. So, as a reward, I ate ONE piece of chocolate as a treat. The amazing thing is I didn't even want another piece. I think it had something to do with the fact that it was a reward, ins... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:53:05 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863272 Ripped Class - one hour <BR> <BR> Proud moment: I was having a stressful day and when I have a stressful day, I reach for chocolate. I know exactly which teacher has a basket of chocolate on her desk. She has always invited me to come in her room whenever I like and get a piece or two of chocolate. Well, today, while stressed, I made my way around to her room, and before I opened the door, I stopped and talked myself out of it. YaYYYYY me!! The conversation went something like this, "No, don... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:40:31 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862303 Day 24: <BR> one hour zumba class <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1724269459.jpg"> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 15:38:34 EST The 90 Day Journey- Days 22 and 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861644 Day 22 - Rest day <BR> Day 23 - 30 minutes walking hills in park, 30 minutes walking around track. In addition, that means I absorbed 60 minutes of natural Vitamin D!!! <em>67</em> (temp is about 45 with plenty of sunshine!) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l847879356.jpg"> <BR> <em>88</em> <BR> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:06:19 EST The 90 Day Journey - Days 18-21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860767 I didn't get a chance to do my daily updates due to circumstances way beyond my control. And while I did continue to workout out "some days" during my brief intermission, I'm not going to count those days. I decided to just pick up where I left off on my 90 day journey. So, since this week I was able to give 100%, I'm going to start there. <BR> <BR> Jan. 20 through Jan. 22 <BR> Day 18- Monday- Ripped class (one hour) <BR> Day 19- Tuesday- Turbo Kick class (one hour) <BR> Day 20- Wednesday- R... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 06:33:08 EST The 90 Day Journey - Days 16 and 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855543 Day 16 (Wed) Rest Day <BR> Day 17: 30 mins. on elliptical and walked one mile on treadmill <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1266882344.jpg"> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:28:17 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853799 Day 15 (1/13/15) <BR> 25 minute Card Workout-Total Body, and 30 mins. of Zumba <BR> <BR> TWO DAYS NO COOKIES, CHIPS, CANDY!!!! <em>530</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l349248724.jpg"> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:32:31 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852933 Day 14: 3 mile walk with cardio intervals, 30 min. DVD before work <BR> 45 minutes of cardio kickboxing- On Demand Fitness videos after <BR> work. <BR> *** A Proud Moment: Today, I began my goal of not eating any cookies, cakes, or candy for 21 days. Yes, that includes chocolate! Well, wouldn't you know it, I forgot about the pot luck today to celebrate another teacher's birthday. And I forgot that I signed up to bring a dessert. Well, at the pot luck, there was chocolate cak... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:19:45 EST The 90 Day Journey - Days 12 and 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852026 Day 12- no workout, still slugging around <BR> 1/11/15 Day 13 - Back at it!! Zumba (one hour class) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l500930380.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm not going to quit!! Sun, 11 Jan 2015 17:59:57 EST Cold and Snow Days turned into Slug Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850030 The 90 Day Journey, I had a 2 day layover on my 90 journey. Due to the extreme cold weather school was canceled and I did nothing but stay inside in my pajamas, all day, both days. Oh well. The good news is, I didn't have any cookies, chips, cake, or candy in the house while I was stuck here for 2 days. Things could have been a whole lot worse!! There's always a bright side to everything!! The journey continues TODAY! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1999804166.jpg"> Fri, 9 Jan 2015 06:34:06 EST The 90 Day Journey - Days 10 and 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848345 1/5/15 Day 10 - one hour Ripped class <BR> 1/6/15 Day 11 - 30 minute total body workout using deck of workout cards my friend made for me! And boy, oh boy, what a workout!! <em>198</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1905695882.jpg"> Wed, 7 Jan 2015 08:05:39 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846024 Day 9: 1 hour of zumba <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l675845956.jpg"> Sun, 4 Jan 2015 20:34:47 EST Look what my BFF made for me!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844767 One of my very good friends, (well, she's actually my accountability partner), made this set of workout cards for me. She took a deck of cards and labeled them this way: Heart=Cardio, Diamonds=Core, Spades=Legs, and Clubs=Arms. On each card on 3-4 different exercises that target that area. You the shuffle the deck, and then, divide the deck up into 4 even stacks (about 13 in each). Next, you draw a card from the first stack and choose one of the exercises listed and do that many. For example:... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 13:19:57 EST The 90 Day Journey - Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844695 Day 8: 30 minutes to Fitness-Your Best Body- Kelly Coffey-Meyer dvd <BR> I completed the pre-mix workout: Cardio and Upper Body 55 minutes. I started with 8 pound weights and half way in, I had to switch to 5 pound weights. My goal by the end of the month complete the whole 55 minute workout using 8 pound weights. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l567217225.jpg"> Sat, 3 Jan 2015 12:10:05 EST The 90 Day Journey- Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844203 Day 7: 30 minute total body cardio dvd <BR> *Today was one of those, don't feel like it but do something anyway days. Focusing on the positive: at least I did 30 minutes of something, there was a time, not too long ago, when I wouldn't have did anything but I just couldn't let the day past without getting some form of exercise in. I'll call that progress. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2038264452.jpg"> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 20:09:59 EST The 90 Day Journey- Days 5 and 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843192 Day 5 - Rest Day. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Day 6 - 30 min. On Demand Cardio Kickboxing routine, 20 minute SP dumbbell workout, 25 kettlebell swings with 15 pound kb and 20 pushups! <BR> <em>216</em> <em>323</em> <em>320</em> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 19:28:39 EST The 90 Day Journey, Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841128 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1085227953.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 4 rounds, now, on my way to one hour Zumba class!! Tue, 30 Dec 2014 09:40:07 EST The 90 Day Journey, Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840548 Day 3: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l522590027.jpg"> <BR> Did 4 rounds and 30 minute Cardio Kickboxing dvd Mon, 29 Dec 2014 11:49:01 EST The 90 Day Journey, Day 1 and 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839255 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l523017419.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Day 1: 45 minute walk, 50 squats, 20 each: pushups, tricep dips, bicep curls, shoulder presses, and lateral raises. <BR> <BR> Day 2: one hour walk, 50 squats Sat, 27 Dec 2014 10:36:40 EST Who Knew That One Day This Day Would Come? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797412 I have a completely different mindset. And, the funny thing is, I didn't plan it, it just sort of happened. I just had this epiphany a few minutes ago after working out and was about to track my fitness minutes for my ticker. I realized that I no longer cared about how many fitness minutes I kept count of, I no longer want a ticker that shows how many more pounds I have to lose to reach my goal, I no longer want a ticker that shows how many pounds I lost. None of those matter to me anymore!! ... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 12:11:30 EST YaY!! I did it!! Completed the Quad Cities Half Marathon!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789239 I trained for it and I was ready!! Of course, things don't always go as planned when it comes to the weather. We all know how cool it has been this summer, so most of my training runs were done under the best weather circumstances, nice and cool! Well, wouldn't you know, the day of the race, the temp rose to 80+ degrees during the race!!! My goal was to complete it in less than 3 hours, meaning 2:59 would have been great. I finished in 3 hours and 5 minutes. And I was so happy to have done so... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 17:43:57 EST Me, Numbers, and the Mind Game http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782788 Just a quick observation: This morning as I got on the scale and saw the numbers, the same thing happened that happened the last time the number was lower than the time before, indicating that, yes, I had indeed lost weight. You would think I would be ecstatic, cheering, and jumping for joy. But, noooooooo, I immediately go into my "this can't be right" mode! I start to think, "Am I sick"? "Is something wrong with me"? I then weight myself over and over and over just to see if the number will... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 07:48:58 EST