DOLLFACEDX's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DOLLFACEDX DOLLFACEDX'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/ Day 148: Sugar Brain vs Cocaine Brain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6369532 Have you ever known a thing but not had evidence - other than anecdotal - to support your certainty? <BR> <BR> We've all either participated in or read the posts about there is no 'bad' food, etc. I usually don't participate because I do think there are bad foods - these bad foods are different foods for different peeps but bad nonetheless. <BR> <BR> For me, sugar is a 'bad' food...in all of its forms. That's not to say I never consume sugar (an impossible feat in this world, to be sure) ... Thu, 1 Jun 2017 14:54:31 EST Day 145: Five Reasons to be Grateful This Memorial Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368031 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b8f26644-9c21-4795-8ac9-ae2b30e830a8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My Five Reasons - I live in a country in which: <BR> 1. Each day's promise is unfettered by restrictions imposed by others <BR> 2. I may speak or write those things that are important to me without fear of repercussion <BR> 3. I have opportunity to build the life I desire <BR> 4. I may travel where and when I choose and be confident of a warm welcome and open arms to receive me <BR> 5. Hono... Mon, 29 May 2017 09:54:33 EST Day 144: My River Adventure - 17.05.27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6367666 Yesterday, we were out very early for our first of the season kayak down the Salt River. <BR> <BR> The day was just beautiful and the River was running rather quickly with a fresh water release from the dam. While the temps were a bit high - 102 degrees - a slight breeze and being so close to the water made the heat a non-factor. <BR> <BR> Being early in 'the Season', there was still quite a bit of wildlife along the river <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/236479e0-1... Sun, 28 May 2017 11:03:46 EST Day 140: Fitness Routine - 17.05.23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6365601 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b4502e3e-a93d-4352-9369-ae7766271655.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Body Weight: <BR> a) Bridges – 10 reps <BR> b) Calf Raises – 20 reps <BR> c) Lying Adduction – 20 reps <BR> d) Crunches -30 reps <BR> e) Bicycle Crunches – 10 reps <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0440da24-bec0-45c9-96dd-aefb0105f78a.jpg"> 10 Stair Flights.... <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9d24f638-ab38-4b35-99fb-fcfde971ec88.jpg">...so far..... Tue, 23 May 2017 11:45:46 EST Day 135: Fitness Routine - 17.05.18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363541 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c595a688-65cf-40b4-bd1f-ed3bf324e020.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/01c8733d-4b65-45db-8a77-2c611fb75370.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Body Weight: <BR> a) Jumping Jacks - 25 <BR> b) Step Ups - 30 (each side so total of 60) <BR> c) Standing Abduction - 20 ea leg <BR> d) Overhead Triceps Extension with 13lb Band - 10 reps, 3 sets <BR> e) Dumbbell Flys - 10 reps, 3 sets @ 15lbs <BR> f) Reverse Flys with 13lb Band - 10 ... Thu, 18 May 2017 11:52:48 EST Day 134: Fitness Routine - 17.05.17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363047 The last couple of days, my wellness efforts have been lack-luster, at best. While I've worked my routines, my concentration and desire to excel have been MIA. <BR> <BR> Today, I plan to change that - having company on my hike should make a big difference to my attitude ! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f5633f51-2c08-4de3-94da-6457a90691fe.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d2ef1a83-6dc2-4345-861d-61223b5a16a4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Cardio: <B... Wed, 17 May 2017 09:34:13 EST Day 133: Fitness Routine - 17.05.16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6362626 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76858ac7-fa9b-4a0e-bd3a-680f444232b9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Body Weight: <BR> a) Bridges – 10 reps <BR> b) Calf Raises – 20 reps <BR> c) Lying Adduction – 20 reps <BR> d) Crunches -30 reps <BR> e) Bicycle Crunches – 10 reps <BR> 10 Stair Flights <BR> <BR> Video: <BR> 14-Minute Cardio Dance Workout <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/videos-<BR>detail.asp?video=34 </link> <BR> <BR> Cardio: <BR> a) Upright Bike – 30mins <BR> <BR> Fitbi... Tue, 16 May 2017 09:45:03 EST Day 132: Fitness Routine - 17.05.15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6362164 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0fecd32f-798a-4e10-9876-c5df87be4ba2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This weekend was crazy (beginning with DH being home Fri) so I've not been online much - off hiking Fri, 6.5 hrs kayaking on Sat (with a 2hr drive there and back) and beaucoup landscape clearing on Sun for Bulk Trash collection. <BR> <BR> Even with a whole day spent on landscape clearing, I'm going to substitute my scheduled hike with more clearing - with 30 shrubs, 4 trees, 3 garden plots ... Mon, 15 May 2017 09:34:50 EST Day 128b: Fitness Routine - 17.05.11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360607 *** 3rd EDIT *** <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6f7a5a2-7a92-42ea-a6e7-0249136c677d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e5ec7129-514c-4c70-b1cd-f24cc726f254.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Body Weight: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0f3b92b5-94ee-4b51-a6b6-f3d167e3d0ae.jpg"> a) Jumping Jacks - 25 <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0f3b92b5-94ee-4b51-a6b6-f3d167e3d0ae.jpg"> b) Step Ups - 30 (each side so t... Thu, 11 May 2017 11:26:48 EST Day 128a: Wednesday WI / Reflection - 17.05.10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360555 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1138fc3b-5751-475d-9f1c-3554c520cddd.png"> <BR> <BR> RESOLUTE WEDNESDAY WEEKLY REFLECTION <BR> <BR> <em>11</em> <BR> My WI: <BR> I did not lose a single pound….and I did not gain a single pound !! <BR> I almost always gain a bit after a loss – kind of a see-saw thing I do and I’m pleased not to have done so this week. <BR> <BR> <em>205</em> <BR> Tasks Completed Well: <BR> I’m very pleased with my work this past week – participati... Thu, 11 May 2017 09:56:28 EST Day 127: Fitness Routine - 17.05.10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360344 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d2ef1a83-6dc2-4345-861d-61223b5a16a4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Cardio: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/141c6900-7213-43e1-a675-8678166f1889.jpg"> a) Hike...2.26 miles...with DD so that's a plus !! <BR> <BR> Arm Routine: <BR> a) Rotating Exercise - 20 times each arm, 2 reps <BR> b) Scissors Exercise - 20 times each arm, 2 reps <BR> c) Plunge Exercise - 20 times each arm, 2 reps <BR> d) Push and Stretch Elbow Exercise - 20 time... Wed, 10 May 2017 21:35:54 EST Day 126: Fitness Routine - 17.05.09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6359725 *** 3rd EDIT *** <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/76858ac7-fa9b-4a0e-bd3a-680f444232b9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Body Weight: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a37b19d5-c80a-4ab1-aa61-1197b4f7fa1e.jpg">f) a) Bridges – 10 reps <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a37b19d5-c80a-4ab1-aa61-1197b4f7fa1e.jpg">f) b) Calf Raises – 20 reps <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a37b19d5-c80a-4ab1-aa61-1197b4f7fa1e.jpg">f) c) Lyin... Tue, 9 May 2017 11:38:25 EST Day 124: Fitness Routine - 17.05.06 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358390 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/955a1412-a566-4513-8a54-283f2d188687.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Bands / Ball: <BR> a) Bent Over Rows with Band – 15 reps, 3 sets <BR> b) Triceps Rows with Band - 10 reps, 3 sets <BR> c) Low Mount Reverse Flys with Band – 10 reps, 3 sets <BR> d) Slow Swimming on Ball – 10 reps, 1 set <BR> <BR> Body Weight: <BR> a) Back Extension – 10 reps, 1 set <BR> b) Crunches – 10 reps, 3 sets <BR> c) Plank – 1min <BR> d) 10 Stair Flights <BR> <BR> Fitbit: ... Sat, 6 May 2017 10:24:46 EST Day 123: Fitness Routine - 14.05.05 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358030 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0c2df467-4880-4495-92b0-ee50cacc929d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hike: <BR> a) Friday usually contains a planned hike. With temperatures at 105 <em>259</em> , I’m thinking that’s a bad plan so I'm going to replace said hike with the Alphabet Challenge. <BR> <BR> Alphabet Challenge: <BR> A: 10 CRUNCHES <BR> B: 10 JUMPING JACKS <BR> C: 5 PUSHUPS <BR> D: 5 SQUATS <BR> E: 30 SECOND WALL SITS <BR> F: 15 ARM CIRCLES <BR> G: 10 MOUNTAIN CLIMBERS <B... Fri, 5 May 2017 11:54:37 EST Day 122: Fitness Routine - 17.05.04 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6357594 ***2nd EDIT *** <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6f7a5a2-7a92-42ea-a6e7-0249136c677d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> *** EDIT *** <BR> <BR> So, I've already slipped in posting these routines daily...but, never fear, I'm baaaaaack !! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/36954606-f184-4471-a57c-777b07f9a051.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>320</em> <BR> Body Weight: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/15e2a1e8-da09-45f1-9129-83a25ee40816.jp... Thu, 4 May 2017 12:00:00 EST Day 121: Exploring The Coves & Jeep Rescue – 17.04.30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6357145 I did have such a good time exploring The Coves...and a bit of excitement. We've been off-roading since 2005 and over some really rough ground with a few close calls but this weekend was the first time we were involved in a full-scale rescue. <BR> <BR> I SO wanted to just stay here all day.... <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/44fbae40-9fb6-4835-ac81-86a959b89908.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm always amazed to find sea shells on a man-made desert beach <BR> <img src="http://photo... Wed, 3 May 2017 12:55:54 EST Day 119: Fitness Routine - 17.05.01 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6356170 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0fecd32f-798a-4e10-9876-c5df87be4ba2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm a bit late getting here...my best 'accomplishing' period of the day is very first thing and I decided to dedicate some time to the house and to the finances - both are suffering just a bit with my recent emphasis on my Fitness Routine. <BR> <BR> With yesterday's off-road / hiking activity, I deleted my regularly-scheduled Monday Hike but am retaining the rest of my program: <BR> <BR> A... Mon, 1 May 2017 13:37:13 EST Day 118: The Coves http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6355524 Sunday being my rest day in my weekly Fitness Routine, I won't be publishing a workout. <BR> <BR> Instead, we're going to enjoy some off-roading exploring an alternate kayaking spot. Our destination is The Coves at Saguaro Lake which, supposedly, has the 'Ultimate Beach' which is accessible only by boat or by hiking a difficult trail. <BR> <BR> So, there will be some exercise in my day, it seems. Here are images of what we're seeking to find.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.spa... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:01:56 EST Day 116: Fitness Routine - 17.04.28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6354704 *** EDIT *** <BR> <BR> Thursday was it's usual crazy-busy, jam-packed self...and I never even got here to post my Fitness Routine.... <BR> <BR> But, I DID accomplish it...plus some added cardio - 5,000 Tready Steps at a 15% incline !! <BR> <em>590</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b6fec6fe-5579-47ef-96e8-4a447b594bce.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hike: <BR> a) I actually had a hike scheduled for this morning but the winds are going to be 50+mph so that's out. Replacin... Fri, 28 Apr 2017 09:02:33 EST Day 114: Fitness Routine - 17.04.26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6353794 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/105ebea8-3d51-47a4-b8ab-ea34a0d29473.jpg"> <BR> <BR> *** EDIT *** <BR> <BR> Not such a good day fitness-wise...I started well but had my day taken away a bit early on and never got back to 'my stuff'.... <BR> <BR> Hike: <BR> a) I had a hike planned but with high winds (50+mph) and consequent pollen blowing, I'll use the treadmill with a high incline to simulate my hike. <BR> <BR> Arm Routine: <BR> a) Rotating Exercise - 20 times each arm... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 12:12:57 EST Day 113: Fitness Routine - 17.04.25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6353351 Well, I totally missed to post on Sunday - kinda expected as that is my official Rest Day in my Fitness Routine plan. <BR> <BR> However, I did go kayaking for six hours <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6e60f170-4e75-40d5-9bd0-6ddd77079de6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Upon returning home, I off-loaded only the necessary and napped for two hours before launching into accomplishing some necessary activities and making a dinner. Bed time arrived a bit early as I fell asleep in my chair. <... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 13:53:32 EST Day 110: Fitness Routine - 17.04.22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351926 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e88c24d0-7e67-4abf-8350-2ed21afa745f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Bands / Ball: <BR> a) Bent Over Rows with Band – 15 reps, 3 sets <BR> b) Triceps Rows with Band - 10 reps, 3 sets <BR> c) Low Mount Reverse Flys with Band – 10 reps, 3 sets <BR> d) Slow Swimming on Ball – 10 reps, 1 set <BR> <BR> Body Weight: <BR> a) Back Extension – 10 reps, 1 set <BR> b) Crunches – 10 reps, 3 sets <BR> c) Plank – 1min <BR> <BR> General: <BR> a) 12,000 Daily Steps Sat, 22 Apr 2017 10:41:55 EST Day 109: Fitness Routine (Alphabet Challenge) - 17.04.21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351539 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6f7a5a2-7a92-42ea-a6e7-0249136c677d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fdd9ebae-e4ce-4ab1-84a2-c605c45adfa6.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11c600ef-37b7-45bb-8da3-02bd886077a4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> One of my Spark friends threw out this Alphabet Challenge - <em>304</em> , Yaz. <BR> Gonna see how far I get by end of day.... <BR> <BR> SWEAT YOUR WAY THROUGH THE ALPHABET <BR> <BR> A: 10 CRUN... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 11:36:33 EST Day 108: Fitness Routine - 17.04.20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351035 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/478707c8-757c-443b-8967-1fb41dee1832.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sooooo....in keeping with my new plan, here is today's Fitness Routine - I do hope I do just a bit better than I did with yesterday's routine <BR> <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Body Weight: <BR> a) Jumping Jacks - 25 <em>248</em> <BR> b) Step Ups - 30 <em>248</em> <BR> c) Abductors - 20 ea leg <em>248</em> <BR> d) Triceps Extension - 10 <em>248</em> <BR> e) Flys - 10 @ 15lb... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 09:52:34 EST Day 107: Fitness Routine - Wednesday, 17.04.19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350815 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31c38f35-1e5f-4051-8cb1-6951feed57f0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've decided to ask you to help me be accountable so I've decided to post here my daily Fitness Plan. <BR> Should I fail to report by sometime tomorrow, I hope you all will take a moment to inquire and 'pressure' me to adhere to my plan.... <BR> <BR> Arm Routine: <BR> a) Rotating Exercise - 20 times each arm, 2 reps <em>590</em> <BR> b) Scissors Exercise - 20 times each arm, 1 rep <... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 20:23:30 EST Day 106: Have a Beautiful Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350131 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d9815b11-dd7f-4009-a779-bad7a91896ff.jpg"> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:58:12 EST Day 103: Remember, It's a Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348883 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9a8b53dc-143b-474c-8c7c-8bad68a91676.jpg"> Sat, 15 Apr 2017 12:54:39 EST Day 99: I Choose.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346969 I feel this is too good - too necessary to a fulfilling life - not to share: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79761a12-a113-4a44-90ec-61513e056446.jpg"> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:36:56 EST Day 84: Lazy Morning Abs Workout Routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339748 I know this isn't really a blog as I'm not going to write a lot....but, I just ran across this routine and just had to share ! <BR> <BR> <link>www.bing.com/videos/search?q=lazy+mo<BR>rning+workout&view=detail&mid=11BD025D<BR>93B29902F5BB11BD025D93B29902F5BB&FORM=VIRE </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/08a66ace-4215-4f67-b9a4-5ae0c56b2a64.jpg"> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:09:56 EST Day 83: My New Hike Challenge: Tortilla Flat Massacre Ground http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339147 Spent most of yesterday hiking the Tortilla Flat Massacre Ground - 8 miles in just over 5hrs with a 1,331 foot elevation gain...most of which occurred in the last several hundred steps to the top (bottom picture). Extreme inclines are my nemesis so I can't say I enjoyed that part...but, the lunch break at the peak was NICE! A slight breeze, a beautiful view, some nummy (and healthy) foodstuffs and lively companions. <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Lovely start to our hike - the plethora of... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 10:10:08 EST Day 82: 6 Morning Rituals to Build Confidence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6338311 Of late, I’m feeling a bit stalled in my wellness program. I know the Dos and the Don’ts…I’ve developed a fitness program that challenges me and has provided good results…I follow a nutrition program to support my wellness…but, I feel I’m missing the boat somehow and this is reflected in my stalled weight loss as well as my suddenly slow progress in improving my wellness. <BR> <BR> I’ve been looking around for something to provide direction…a jump-start…a new beginning. This morning, I rea... Fri, 24 Mar 2017 11:41:56 EST Day 65: Wall Planks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6329447 On one of my Spark teams, a member asked about Wall Planks...I thot I'd share my response with you - I know I am def interested in trying these...the more simple ones, initially <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> There are a few versions of the wall plank. If you cannot do a regular plank, I presume the 'standard' one that has you on the floor with your feet on the wall is not for what you might be looking. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dc822d14-ee36-4095-a4d2-15c1f908... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 20:35:13 EST Day 51: Your Reality http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319294 Your Thoughts....Your Words....Your Actions ARE your reality. <BR> <BR> Make your life the reality you really want it to be. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/011b2741-d485-4fd6-a573-4c99f678f073.jpg"> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:20:38 EST Day 47: Weekend Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6317425 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/15149187-3c1d-4e30-889f-101b5ce004f7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I’m going to continue with my EXERCISE theme and add in a Nutrition theme. <BR> <BR> Exercise <BR> 1. Complete my Fab Four (ST) routine Friday and Monday <BR> 2. Fit in at least 30 IFMs each day of the weekend <BR> 3. Spend a minimum of 20min on Balance / Core exercises Friday and Monday <BR> <BR> Friday night is a group hike up South Mountain and Sunday is a group hike through a Ripari... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:26:43 EST Day 46: Your Power http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316864 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d4d2e134-9401-4159-9187-fdff1c87fb1f.jpg"> Thu, 16 Feb 2017 08:06:40 EST Day 16: My Wellness Plan: 16.01.17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299249 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3d505144-6126-41ac-8bc5-a84ec92e8482.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, Let's Make It So ! My Wellness Plan today: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1b6191c-c97d-4e0a-b53a-7fed1d31c719.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My Nutrition Plan: <BR> I have three healthy meals planned - ALL prepared by me <BR> B: Oatmeal, Apple, Greek Yogurt, 2 Boiled Eggs <BR> L: Tuna Sandwich on a single slice of bread, Cucumber slices <BR> D: Veggie & Pork Lumpia appe... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 12:07:57 EST Day 14: Wanna Squat With Me ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298102 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ad4fb2aa-bc2e-4bfc-8130-26dc21ddb95c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I DO NOT !!!! Squats hurt my knees....I can never get as close to the ground as I am supposed to....I feel so un-balanced and afraid ! <BR> <BR> Or....that's how I used to feel about squats. Recently, DH ran across an article about those nasty, evil squats (he's always researching ways to make my wellness journey more successful) and, it seems, my problems with squats may rest more with ... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:27:15 EST Day 13: BLC-33 Measure Success Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6297325 I'm going to try once again to blog each day of the year. I'm already 13 days late to begin so that doesn't bode well for success....but, I AM going to try.... <BR> <BR> As part of this Wk#1 BLC-33 WEC, I completed the Measuring Success task and here are my results: <BR> <BR> Measuring Success <BR> 1 mile walked in 18.45 mins @ 3.2mph <BR> My Compare Pants are a pair of light blue Jeans which, while brand new in Jan 2016, I was only able to wear about 3 wks ago <BR> 5K (3.10mi) walked in 5... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 11:25:27 EST Day 290: Happy Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271472 It is very common for us to take for granted the good that is already present in our lives - I know I certainly have. <BR> <BR> Today, I will concentrate on finding joy in the small things instead of holding out for the big event(s) / achievement(s). <BR> <BR> Also, as life throws it's little obstacles in my way, I will try to put them into proper perspective and ask myself these questions: <BR> <BR> 1. What's good about this? <BR> OR <BR> 2. What can I learn from this? <BR> OR <BR> 3.... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 08:21:35 EST Day 289: The Little Things.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6271048 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1aec832f-906c-4f3f-915a-3f7ea10b7fc5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Remember to have a GREAT Thanksgiving Day !! Wed, 23 Nov 2016 08:02:17 EST Day 252: Let's DO This !! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6252838 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f4130c1f-c2b8-4beb-9541-2f962dd0ef31.jpg"> Mon, 17 Oct 2016 08:55:41 EST Day 221: A Woman's Prayer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6236781 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6a13ff6f-b148-4b35-8557-8c304e95fda0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A lil chuckle DH dropped into my email: <BR> <BR> Dear Lord, <BR> I pray for: <BR> Wisdom, to understand a man <BR> To Love and to forgive him <BR> And for patience, for his moods <BR> Because Lord, if I pray for Strength <BR> I'll just beat him to death Fri, 16 Sep 2016 09:17:11 EST Day 192: Spark Premium http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220432 Well, I made the leap - today I opted into Spark Premium. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Right off the bat....no more ads !! I've heard peeps complain about the white space but I'm just lovin the uncluttered look !! <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I spent a few mins with Spark Coach...for which I had opted in back in '12 and then let go cause I wasn't 'feeling it'. It seems much the same...because they picked up my program right where I had left off. <BR> <BR> I decided to change to the P... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 16:26:04 EST Day 184: My Goals 8.10-16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215550 As is my wont, I fell off blogging - not because I had nothing to say but because my time has not been my own. Or, it actually has but I chose to spend that time on IFM - Intentional Fitness Minutes. <BR> <BR> My #1 goal last week (8.3-9) was to walk a minimum of 12,000 steps every day for a minimum total of 80,000 weekly steps. While I missed the daily step count twice, I well exceeded the weekly goal at 95,589 steps. <BR> <BR> With that kind of weekly number, I am both pleased and confi... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 12:02:14 EST Day 179: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212763 In yesterday's blog, I wrote I would be back to update....but the evenings are just difficult so here I am this morning. <BR> <BR> I'm pleased to report I did reach both my Step Goal (10K) & my Stretch Goal (12K)...and added on an additional 4,126 steps. <BR> <BR> So, I'm only 12,860 steps away from my weekly cumulative Step Goal and 26,860 from my weekly cumulative Stretch Goal. Clearly, I'll make the Step Goal today and tomorrow will be gravy. The Stretch Goal is going to be a challenge... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 12:50:22 EST Day 178: A Good Start to My Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212274 I'm an inconsistent blogger...cause I never know what to write. In all of my many years, I've never had anyone ask me what I'm up to, what's going on with me, etc. - usually, they're telling me about themselves. So, I've no idea what about me might be interesting to others. <BR> <BR> This is not a poor pitiful me statement - just a fact. I make it only to explain how my blogs hop-scotch from subject to subject with long breaks in between. <BR> <BR> Earlier today, I wrote to a Spark frien... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 16:19:32 EST Day 170: iFit Anyone ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207610 So, I'm being either super busy or super lazy here - you choose - but I'm hoping to glean info without spending hours on a web search. <BR> <BR> This past weekend, I took advantage of Sports Authority going out of business and procured a Freemotion 850 Treadmill complete with a TV monitor, Wifi and iFit capability. <BR> <BR> In addition to simply being a treadmill and all the info tracking capabilities, it has many cal burning, weight loss, etc. walking routines - some with satellite mappin... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 12:06:38 EST Day 161: Prioritizing My Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202628 I know I've posted this kind of info before....and it served to keep me on plan. Then, I got busy and thot, 'oh well, one miss won't matter'...which led to another miss and another and then I noticed my fitness program slipping. <BR> <BR> So, time to climb back up on that horse and make another run at success! <BR> <BR> My 7.18.16 Fitness Program: <BR> <BR> 30 Day Butt Lift Challenge <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/780cacff-d53b-42f3-9604-b52ca4f66a84.jpg"> <... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 13:52:48 EST Day 156: Thot for....A Lifetime http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199844 The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest. <BR> ~ Thomas Moore <BR> <BR> This was something I read on Sunday and said "Yeah...sure..." . But, today it is caught in my brain. <BR> <BR> I sometimes silently bemoan some aspects of this life I've chosen - the repetitive activities which are seemingly unrecognized. Feeling this way, I'll allow myself to not manage these tasks....and havoc ensues !! And, when I do so,... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 13:03:14 EST Day 104 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168033 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1b735f88-261a-4762-9aee-1d0cd7ddf062.jpg"> Sun, 22 May 2016 09:32:54 EST