DOLLFACEDX's SparkPeople Blog DOLLFACEDX's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Day 7: Another Boating Adventure....filled with SUCCESSes Yesterday was a day of SUCCESSes for Word for 2018. <BR> <BR> First, I launched and retrieved the boat ALL....BY....MYSELF !! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Also, I drove the boat for a bit over an hour reaching my highest speed to date - 30mph - without any panic episodes. <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> Finally, a lovely day altogether, albeit a bit long - 9+hrs from home back to home - in addition to exploring a new lake and enjoying some quiet, meditative time, we saw... <BR> <BR> a Coy... Sun, 7 Jan 2018 11:46:53 EST Day 2: Word(s) for 2018 After so many years of making and breaking New Year’s resolutions, I decided to remove that stressor from my life and chucked the whole kit and caboodle…only to realize that making zero effort to change my status quo resulted in stagnation - No Positive Change !! <BR> <BR> A few years ago, one of my Spark friends posted a blog on claiming a “Word of the Year”. Initially, I was skeptical but I decided to choose my own Word. I thought long and hard, considering what irons I already had in th... Tue, 2 Jan 2018 09:07:09 EST Day 315: Christmas Opportunity <img src=""> Mon, 25 Dec 2017 08:40:59 EST Day 310: Constructing Life <img src=""> Wed, 20 Dec 2017 12:16:45 EST Day 309: Happiness.... Wow, I've been very ill and I knew my illness had lasted a long while but I've just now realized it's been eleven days !! <BR> <BR> Up and not quite running...but up.... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 19 Dec 2017 10:19:55 EST Day 298: Loving Life <img src=""> Fri, 8 Dec 2017 08:31:28 EST Day 297: Today's Affirmation - I Love Me <img src=""> Thu, 7 Dec 2017 08:24:59 EST Day 296: Today's Affirmation - Positive & Optimistic <img src=""> Wed, 6 Dec 2017 08:31:44 EST Day 295: Today's Affirmation <img src=""> Tue, 5 Dec 2017 08:27:51 EST Day 294: Today's Affirmation <img src=""> Mon, 4 Dec 2017 08:44:02 EST Day 293: Today's Affirmation <img src=""> Sun, 3 Dec 2017 08:58:56 EST Day 292: Today's Affirmation <img src=""> Sat, 2 Dec 2017 10:07:16 EST Day 279: I Believe... <img src=""> Sun, 19 Nov 2017 11:24:52 EST Day 275: Being Positive <img src=""> Wed, 15 Nov 2017 11:53:38 EST Day 264: Wellnes Plan - 17.09.25 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Fitness: <BR> <img src=""> 1. Park Routine (20 Pushups / 20 Crunches / 4 runs back & forth width of park <BR> <img src=""> 2. 20min ST routine w/Dumbbells (Lunges / Tricep Ext / Pullovers) <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.c... Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:57:07 EST Day 254: Dolly's BLC-35 Wk#02 WEC Plan <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Thought I'd post my Weekend Challenge (WEC) plan - knowing others are watching always helps to keep me accountable. <BR> <BR> ROUTINES: 20 ea / 60 max <BR> 1. Track All Food: Fri - Sat - Sun - Mon <BR> 2. 30min Cardio: Fri - Sat - Sun - Mon <BR> 3. 15min ST / Stretching: Fri - Sat - Sun - Mon <BR> <BR> NEW: 20 ea / 40 max <BR> 1. Find / Share New Recipe: Fri - Sat - Sun - Mon <BR> 2.... Fri, 15 Sep 2017 09:55:05 EST Day 217: My Fitness Goals This Week <em>332</em> Intentional Fitness Mins: 35 Daily / 120 Total (Sun Rest Day) <BR> <em>85</em> Strength Training: 15 mins / 45 Total (Tu / Th / Su) <BR> <em>225</em> Calories In / Calories Out (CICO): 500 Daily / 3,500 Weekly <BR> <em>180</em> Track Nutrition: Every Day <BR> <em>17</em> Track Fitness: Every Day <BR> <em>295</em> Daily Step Goal: 10,000 Daily / 70,000 Weekly <BR> <em>554</em> Daily Mileage Goal: 5 Daily / 35 Weekly <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.spark... Wed, 9 Aug 2017 09:34:31 EST Day 148: Sugar Brain vs Cocaine Brain 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' 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 <img src=""> <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 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=" Sun, 28 May 2017 11:03:46 EST Day 140: Fitness Routine - 17.05.23 <img src=""> <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=""> 10 Stair Flights.... <img src=""> far..... Tue, 23 May 2017 11:45:46 EST Day 135: Fitness Routine - 17.05.18 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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 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=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Cardio: <B... Wed, 17 May 2017 09:34:13 EST Day 133: Fitness Routine - 17.05.16 <img src=""> <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><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 <img src=""> <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 *** 3rd EDIT *** <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Body Weight: <BR> <img src=""> a) Jumping Jacks - 25 <BR> <img src=""> b) Step Ups - 30 (each side so t... Thu, 11 May 2017 11:26:48 EST Day 128a: Wednesday WI / Reflection - 17.05.10 <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Cardio: <BR> <img src=""> 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 *** 3rd EDIT *** <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Body Weight: <BR> <img src="">f) a) Bridges – 10 reps <BR> <img src="">f) b) Calf Raises – 20 reps <BR> <img src="">f) c) Lyin... Tue, 9 May 2017 11:38:25 EST Day 124: Fitness Routine - 17.05.06 <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <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 ***2nd EDIT *** <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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=""> <BR> <BR> <em>320</em> <BR> Body Weight: <BR> <img src=" Thu, 4 May 2017 12:00:00 EST Day 121: Exploring The Coves & Jeep Rescue – 17.04.30 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=""> <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 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm a bit late getting 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 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=" Sun, 30 Apr 2017 10:01:56 EST Day 116: Fitness Routine - 17.04.28 *** 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 some added cardio - 5,000 Tready Steps at a 15% incline !! <BR> <em>590</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <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 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=""> <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 <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 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 <img src=""> <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 <img src=""> Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:58:12 EST Day 103: Remember, It's a Journey <img src=""> Sat, 15 Apr 2017 12:54:39 EST Day 99: I Choose.... I feel this is too good - too necessary to a fulfilling life - not to share: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 11 Apr 2017 09:36:56 EST Day 84: Lazy Morning Abs Workout Routine 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><BR>rning+workout&view=detail&mid=11BD025D<BR>93B29902F5BB11BD025D93B29902F5BB&FORM=VIRE </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 27 Mar 2017 13:09:56 EST Day 83: My New Hike Challenge: Tortilla Flat Massacre Ground 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 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 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=" Tue, 7 Mar 2017 20:35:13 EST Day 51: Your Reality 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=""> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:20:38 EST