DIXIEMCCALL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DIXIEMCCALL DIXIEMCCALL'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/ So many things going on! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734305 Life is crazy of my own making. I'm planning a house build, a winter holiday to New Zealand, a HUGE survey at work and returning to college classes in September. I can't wait! Tue, 8 Jul 2014 06:29:40 EST Woot! Birthday time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730950 Not mine, the Mister's. But that means cake and lasagna. I'm making spinach veggie lasagna tonight and picking up a Japanese cake on the way home. I love the Japanese bakeries SO MUCH! Wed, 2 Jul 2014 23:19:50 EST Awesome lunch today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729476 We tried a new grocery store the other day, not as easy to drive to (lots of traffic down a one-way street) but it's only a train stop and a few blocks away. And they have GREAT bagged salads for cheap. I'm really in love with daikon right now and they sell a shredded Daikon salad that I LOVE. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:19:58 EST Costa Rica makes it through! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728589 We love World Cup time at our house. With family from Brasil and Costa Rica and the USA finally performing at a World Cup level, we are SO EXCITED! I only wish I could watch the games in real time (and in Spanish.) But I'll deal with yelling at the computer at work. <BR> <BR> <em>131</em> <em>701</em> <em>652</em> <em>700</em> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 20:43:40 EST New Phone today, super excited. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728114 My old phone was great, it did al of the things I need a phone to do. Like make and receive calls. But it didn't sync with my FitBit, and I'm so stoked to be able to see progress better now. Quite a few of the guys at work have them also, and it's nice to be able to have a little bit of "step" competition. And it will be excellent to climb Fuji this year and get real time step updates. Yay! Sun, 29 Jun 2014 02:55:50 EST I love Japan, buuutttt . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727292 Not knowing what is in my food is mildly irritating. Most days I can get a good sense of my caloric intake and I make food from scratch as much as I can. But there are some GREAT salads at the konbinis, I just can't track nutrition when I eat them. Spark thinks I'm falling below my goals most days. Oh well. I could have worse issues. During my 2 weeks in the US I really missed fast healthy food. Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:13:11 EST Feeling good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726641 Took a food break yesterday after a stressful day but I was still aware of my volume. I ate pizza, but not as much as I normally would. I also discovered that vegetarian spicy vinegar chicharones are Muy Delicioso! I had to give them to my boy so I didn't finish them. <em>259</em> Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:48:08 EST Doing okay so far. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725084 I'm loving the new site features since I took a hiatus! The goal board and new start page are great! <BR> <BR> I'm also liking my new fitbit Flex, but I haven't quite figured out the sleep function yet. And it won't sync to my phone, but that's because it's OLD! Tue, 24 Jun 2014 18:21:34 EST Back in the saddle. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724474 Armed with a new FitBit Flex and new resolve. It's lunchtime and I'm prepared. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:16:05 EST Today will be a wash. It's soul food day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599328 I'm okay with this, though. I've been making pretty good choices, and I'm still under my max without w whole lot of effort. And February 3rd the new fitness/diet program from BeachBody comes out and I'm pretty excited. I loved the reset last year and was going to do it again - I still might, but not until AFTER I climb Fuji. :) Sun, 19 Jan 2014 19:44:15 EST And a new year begins. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577036 It's a big holiday here in Japan. We're headed to Yokohama to go ice skating. I've never seen my husband ice skate, and I don't think the kids ever have. I grew up in New England, ice skating on frozen ponds. I miss those days. I'm so in love with winter, even though I hate the havok it now wreaks on my old bones and skin. My resolution is LOVE, so I'm going to work on my skin. Hydration will help, so I'll start there. I'm already taking honey every day like medicine (this morning on my nonfa... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:59:12 EST Back again. This is a bumpy road I'm on. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573452 But I'll push through. Kid #1 is seeing a nutritionist now; he's 5'5" 210 at 12 years old. I think a lot of it is depression and the fact that he's home all day and eats a lot when he's bored. But we're working on learning new foods and trying to get fitter as a family. El Jefe and I are staying on a decent track. We're not UNhealthy, we're just not being the nest example. We tend to be bare minimum type folks. So we'll see what this new year and a new outlook brings us. Much higher stakes no... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 00:09:50 EST Final Push for the term! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432780 I just remembered that I have a 4-5 page term paper due Saturday by Midnight. It's Thursday after 9 PM now. Ahhhh! I need to get started. It's going to be a big school day Saturday! Thu, 25 Jul 2013 08:19:44 EST Hypo Thyroid? Apnea? No one knows. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431215 Got some labs done today, and I'm relaly hoping that they point to a diagnosis. I really don't want to have to wait for weeks and then get a sleep study done. I'm hoping that the labs come back and show SOMETHING so I can get some relief. I'm so tired of being tired! Tue, 23 Jul 2013 23:46:05 EST Wow. Fuji really took it out of me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430269 That climb was no joke. I was down hard for two days with icy hot on my legs and my foam roller my constant companion. Whew! But a buddy and I are contemplating climbing the whole mountain next year. Most folks just start at the fifth station (where we started) but we're discussing starting at the Fuji Sengen shrine next year. <BR> <BR> Meanwhile I go to see doc tomorrow to figure out why I'm so tired all the time. Im hoping she can fix me up and I can actually get some REST because I'm sic... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 07:50:52 EST I climbed Fuji today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426269 I didn't go all the way to the summit, but I climbed to 3,250 meters (525 meters short of the top!) Holy cow. Everything in my body hurts, from my neck to my toes . . . even my fingers from scrambling up rocks on all fours. But SO worth it. I will do this again next year in better shape and I will summit! My HR monitor said I burned 4,612 calories, my FitBit said 2,265. I'm betting it was somewhere in the middle. Nine hours of hiking. I think I have well and truly found my sport. <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 10:02:23 EST Beachbody Ultimate Reset: RECAP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423783 Wow! What a trip that turned out to be. I definitely learned things I did NOT expect to learn about myself and my eating habits. I would do it again in a heartbeat, and am planning on a Spring reset next year (when I hope to be getting ready for bikini weather!) <BR> <BR> Phase 1: RECLAIM. I had a lot of fun learning new recipes and getting used to drinking more water. I definitely felt the benefits of eating breakfast in the morning and had surprisingly few withdrawals from coffee. <BR> <... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 06:16:35 EST Almost done with my reset! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421426 The last few days have been hard. We have a lot going on at home, and recently lost a loved one. Times like these make it really hard to be so far from home. My husband's grandmother lost her brother and she's taking it really hard. I wish we were at home to help out. It's hard on Mom and Dad to bear the brunt of it. I'm glad that Uncle is free of his pain now. I'm kind of a sniffly moody mess, so no upbeat blog about the reset. I'll be back tomorrow (hopefully) with a recap! Until then, hug ... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 06:46:18 EST Oh no! Almost for got day 16. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5418505 Learned that I like curried cauliflower, pretty much enjoyed my salad for dinner. <BR> <BR> Lots of energy still; this process has definitely helped me to reorganize the space inside my head, which is a much needed and unexpected bonus. I am loving living inside this clean, organized new mind of mine. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 04:07:08 EST Day 40 of my new life, day 15 of my BB Ultimate Reset. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5416399 Day 15! So far I'm 8 pounds down (total) and I've lost 4 inches. My energy level is still wonderful and I got a lot accomplished today. Haircut, big meeting with the XO and a note penned to my hubby. Oh, and a long time spent at the phone kiosk. Another busy one tomorrow! Wed, 10 Jul 2013 08:00:48 EST 39 Days of new life, and finishing Phase 2 of Reset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415145 And not a moment too soon. I could eat like I ate in Phase One pretty much forever, but here's where it starts to get tricky. No-kidding vegan, mostly raw diet. I'm already missing cheese pretty bad and I'm getting a little tired of fruit every morning. Can't wait til I can have my morning smoothie again (this time with vanilla Shakeo. I can't wait to have dessert for breakfast!) <BR> <BR> I got a heart rate monitor in the mail today. I'm interested in playing with it and seeing where I usua... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 06:32:33 EST Stardate 38, Reset day 13. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413920 I am so full of delicious food. I winged it tonight and made Coconut Kabocha soup and a veggie stir fry. If I had to feed NO ONE else, I would eat like this every day. But my growing nuggets need more. I am sleepy, and so I'll get the kids washed up and off to bed, fold some laundry (not because I want to!) and do a quick yoga class before I head off to sleep. But Soon!! Mon, 8 Jul 2013 05:56:43 EST Reset day 12, day 37 shaped up just fine. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412954 Woke up nice and early to do my homework, and my son soon followed to work on HIS schoolwork at 7:30. (He's in a virtual academy, so his work is done on his schedule.) I was done by 8:30, and the kids were pressed into service helping me to clean. We got the whole living room spic and span, and I even vacuumed. (My husband was so proud. I usually wait until he vacuums, I dislike it so much.) <BR> <BR> We had a lovely day by the pool with a good friend who has kids the same age as mine. The k... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 05:32:33 EST Reset day 11, over the hump! Stardate 36. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412076 Wow. Dinner was DELICIOUS. I eat so much freaking food on this plan. I mean, not excessive by any stretch. But for a strict "cleanse" it's quite satisfying. Todays dinner was roasted kabocha squash and steamed chard. I love that I live here because so many of the ingredients on the meal plan are Japanese and we get them fresh and local. The chard was delicious - I haven't had chard since I was 16 and picking it for dinner in VT. It tasted like those wonderful days on the farm surrounded by lo... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 05:51:41 EST July 5th! Almost forgot! Reset 10, day 35 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411750 Took the little one to camp and had a great day out with my boy. He knows WAY more about BMX bikes/riders/competitions/racing than I had any idea. Offered to buy him a new Japanese bike (more of a city type commuter with gears and a basket) and he said no thanks. So we found a BMX store and got him a new tire. Probably a good thing because bikes here are expensive and his is NICE. And he loves it. Great day! Fri, 5 Jul 2013 18:24:24 EST Reset Day 9, New start Day 34. Tons of energy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410427 Cleaned out the car, made a delicious dinner (Vegan, of course!) and did my nails (and my little one's, too) and had time to take a nap. Not that I needed one, but man, did it feel good. Freezy cold room, big cozy blanket - Heaven. :) Thu, 4 Jul 2013 09:29:06 EST 33, Day 8 of Reset, and a midterm. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409287 Oh! And a four day weekend! FREEDOM! LET IT RING! And the best part is that there will be no crowds at the beach on the 4th because in Japan it's just a regular day! (Forecast says rain, though. I'm hoping REALLY hard that it's sunny.) <BR> <BR> My reset is still awesome! I just ate rice and beans for dinner and it was delicious. Seriously. Rice and beans tasted amazing. It's like my taste buds are waking up again. And I am FULL. Like whoa. The results are in, I have lost 5.3 pounds in week ... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 06:36:15 EST Day 32, Reset Phase 1 complete, and a big leap! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408255 So I decided to become a Beach Body Coach today. I am loving this reset so much that I want to shout it from the rooftops! I think next year I will do it earlier in the spring, and make it a spring into summer challenge. :) <BR> <BR> Today was nice. I felt relaxed all day, took my GOVT midterm (yay, only 4 weeks left!) and scheduled my HIST midterm for tomorrow morning. I love the schedule of eating, even if I did buy the kids pizza rather than make them food. I ate leftovers from yesterday.... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 08:02:27 EST Oh my Gosh! Almost forgot. Day 31 of my new start, Day 6 of my reset! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408025 Day 6 was great! I ended up feeding the kids pasta because they weren't big fans of the soup idea and the root medley didn't go exactly as the recipe says (mostly because I live in Japan and not all of the veggies were available here.) Lessons learned: <BR> 1) Japanese radishes look like American turnips. (Not the Daikon, those look like Daikon.) <BR> 2) Turnips do not taste that awesome roasted. <BR> 3) NOT tasting your food is silly. I'm going to cut that out now. <BR> <BR> I mean, I get ... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 23:44:14 EST 30 days gone, and Reset Day 5 over. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406066 I had so much energy today! The boys can pooh pooh my "fad diet" all they want. I'm logging my food like always and eating enough (yes, it's on the low side, but plenty to sustain me when I'm not working out.) And I felt GREAT today. I did so much around the house. And I got a walk in when I went to the store. So nice to have a little convenience store just a brisk walk away where I can buy local veggies (like my tomatoes today. YUM!) All in all I totally recommend the Ultimate Reset so far. ... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 07:23:56 EST Day 29, Reset 4. Nice quiet Saturday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405234 I actually made the Nori Rolls today, my little one loved them. Didn't get all my homework completed, I need to get on that tomorrow morning. The kids went to the Teen/Youth Center party this afternoon and I got the girl some more clothes for the summer. These kids don't stop growing! <BR> <BR> Reset wise I'm feeling great, just tired. Looking forward to an early night and then an early morning of finishing homework. Sat, 29 Jun 2013 07:17:48 EST Day 28, Reset Day 3 and a work potluck! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404247 I survived the potluck. I felt silly eating my salad, and I was surrounded by AMAZING food (great thing about being overseas, it seems so much more multi-cultural. Which means more good food!) But I did it and I will sleep well knowing that I did not compromise, despite the ribbing I was getting from the boys about my "fad diet." <BR> <BR> It's still going well, I feel full every meal (satisfied, I guess) and I'm learning new recipes. I woke up with drymouth yesterday and today, I'm wonder... Fri, 28 Jun 2013 06:03:48 EST Day 27, Mom's Birthday and Reset Day 2. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403212 Seems odd that I'm looking forward to seeing my mom again. I'm nervous because she's super judgey and I get to meet her boyfriend, who really, I've known my whole life. Awkward, possibly. We'll see. But that's in 45 days. <BR> <BR> Today, I woke up bright eyed and ready to start day 2. Breakfast was surprisingly good, I had no idea frozen blueberries were that tasty (once they were thawed in my oatmeal, anyway.) I'm doing well on my supplements and just enjoying the challenge. And I like so... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 07:57:49 EST Day 26 was also Day 1! Ultimate Reset underway. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402071 I started this "cleanse" with no great expectations of improvement, either physically or mentally. I NEED it, for a million reasons. But I'm a born skeptic, so I'm not anticipating great change. I hope I'm proven wrong. So just in case, I took (and posted!) my Day 1 photos. I hope to take new pics every phase, so we'll see how that works! But the food was tasty, and filling. The kids and I will all be eating the dinners. I purposely waited until Daddy was away so I could have free reign of th... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 06:55:39 EST Day 25, Resetting tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401055 I'm doing the Beach Body Ultimate reset for the next 21 days! I need a mental reset. I need to clear my head and I want to do that through my body. So I prepped veggies and made salad dressing and got my supplements all ready to go and I'm READY! I just need to take pictures and measurements before bed! I'll let you know how day 1 goes! Tue, 25 Jun 2013 08:20:47 EST Day 24, ate badly, but I'm okay with it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399859 I had a lunch meeting at a restaurant, so I ate unhealthy. And my husband deserves great food on his last night at home for a while, so I made him a lasagna and didn't even TRY to make it healthy or portion controlled because it was delicious. But without him to cook for, I'm hoping I'll do better for the rest of the week. :) Mon, 24 Jun 2013 07:17:42 EST 23 Days and down 5 pounds. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398822 Pretty chill day today. My husband is prepping for a super busy schedule, so he took the girl for some lunch today for some daddy/daughter time. And I got to go to the store ALONE without worrying about the kids at home by themselves. (Although the boy is very responsible, they're siblings. I always get a full tattle report upon arrival back home.) I found a new salad dressing, some kind of delicious lemon/basil vinaigrette. Working on translating the nutritional info now, lol. That's the pro... Sun, 23 Jun 2013 04:18:47 EST Day 21 didn't post. So here's day 22. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398052 We headed up to Kappabashi today, also known as Tokyo Kitchen Town. There are hundreds of stores selling all kinds of restaurant goods from pots and pans to serve ware of all kinds to appliances to plastic display food. Amazing. We took the girl with us, and ended up not sticking around since (like most of Tokyo) the stores were cramped and a bored six-year-old has the potential to cost me money. So we headed to Ginza (like Rodeo Drive, Tokyo style) and shopped instead. We had an awesome indi... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 08:16:48 EST Day 20 and I'm planning for Boston! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5395937 I finally bought plane tickets! I can't wait to get back to the states where everyone speaks english and I can run to Target. I'm pretty happy here but I cannot wait to get close to some Dunkies and my family. Now I just need to figure out how to get some workouts in. I got my car and a place to stay and a few activities planned, but I'd like to find a gym and a good tour of Boston for the kiddos. They only get a few days where I got 18 years to experience it. So excited. (And also for Jason'... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 05:31:26 EST Day 19 and I'm on my own. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5394428 It's so much easier to eat well when my husband is home. When it's just me and the kids I tend to get lazy. Tonight's dinner wasn't awesome, but I took responsibility for it and logged it all anyway. Really, I did okay today - 1450 calories. But I've been eating lots more veggies for dinner than I did tonight. Oh well. I ran today, so I at least burned a few extra calories. And El Jefe has a delicious (and veggie filled) dinner planned for tomorrow night. Whoooo! Wed, 19 Jun 2013 06:05:56 EST Day 18 and I cannot wait for dinner! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392906 I love eating healthy, and I love cooking healthy even more. I think I love eating the veggie scraps the most, though. Since I was a kid I've been a raw veggie hound. Don't let me near the veggie tray at a party or I won't move! <BR> <BR> Tonight we're having Chicken Fajitas - the commissary actually had awesome fresh produce today, so I picked up a BUNCH of red, orange, yellow and green bell peppers. I haven't found any in Japan (the big ones anyway.) And whole wheat tortillas should be int... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 04:33:21 EST Whew! It's 17 already?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5391549 I had a great weekend. We visited the Cup Noodle museum (where you can make your own - totally recommended if you find yourself in Yokohama!) and ran around like kiddies. Now it's another week and I need to get back on track. Had a great workout this morning and I'm making great food choices. Kobe beef steaks for dinner along with Japanese Sweet Potatoes (so delicious) and a beautiful salad. I even made croutons! Mon, 17 Jun 2013 05:42:24 EST 12 and 13! Double whammy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387656 I had a super long watch last night and didn't get home until one. I am WIPED OUT. But I did a lot of walking, and squeezed in extra steps and stairs where I could. Made dinner in the crock pot so I could come home and nap - no workout today since I'm completely wiped. Tomorrow, though, is a gym day. 40 minutes cardio then arms. Looking forward to it. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 06:11:51 EST Day 10 and 11 two for one Anniversary Special! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385429 Last night was our 16th anniversary, so I kind of slacked off on Spark a little. But not on my food! My husband made amazing sammitches (seriously, he makes the best sammies) with Turkey avocado and sprouts. I only ate the inside of one half (it was HUGE!) but it was so good. <BR> <BR> And then today I put my Week 2 plan in motion. See, I work out on M, W, F mornings because work gives me an hour. But Tuesdays and Thursdays I plan on hitting the gym just for a bit to get some quick cardio a... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 06:16:47 EST Day 9 almost got skipped. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5383767 Akihabara! I love walking around in Japan, so many awesome things to see and almost all things accessible by stairs! My husband and I went to Electric Town and played Tekken at the Arcade and shopped for Vacuum Tubes and vintage figurines. Lunch was different, MaiDreamin Cafe - where we had a littl bit of difficulty making good choices (especially when you're guessing based on pictures.) But I think we did okay! Sun, 9 Jun 2013 20:41:31 EST Day 8! Zoo walk and Freshness burger. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382105 I kind of love that Japanese portion sizes are not Americanized. It makes it a WHOLE lot easier to eat out and not feel bad that I've blown my whole week. I was totally honest about my lunch (a burger and a shared order of fries/onion rings) and it was still just over 500 calories. I also love how available nutritional information is online. I have to translate it most of the time, but it's great to have that resource. <BR> <BR> So we had Freshness Burger for lunch and it was delicious, e... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 05:45:41 EST Day 7. FitBit mania! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379969 Our anniversary FitBits arrived. I have loved my Ultra (probably not enough) and my husband asked for one for our anniversary (16!) I got us two new FitBit Ones, can't wait to sync it to my phone! Thu, 6 Jun 2013 07:17:40 EST Day 6: Loved it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378642 So far, so good! I tried out some new machines at the gym this morning and LOVED them! My arms actually felt a little weak when I was done, and I was super happy! I can't wait to go back on Friday. Wed, 5 Jun 2013 02:05:04 EST Day 5, hiccup. I will power through! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377125 I brought a healthy lunch and breakfast to work - my little yogurt cup was fabulous with thawed (formerly frozen) blueberries mixed in. But my egg was soft. :( I made a bunch of hard bolied eggs and this one did not meet expectations. I'm going to need a snack before lunch. Mon, 3 Jun 2013 19:03:05 EST I, I, I Work OUTTT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5375923 Woo! This lady walked to the gym this morning, did almost 10 miles on the bike, and walked back! I even walked up the 5 flights of stairs to the bike! Sun, 2 Jun 2013 19:44:29 EST