GINGERLY4's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GINGERLY4 GINGERLY4'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/ Why here and not there? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652432 I'm visiting my parents in WA right now, because my dad had back surgery and I traveled out here to help my parents out. This is not my first trip to WA state, we were stationed here before and I love this state. This is the state where I ran my first half-marathon. This is the state where I quit smoking. This is the state where I started working and decided to pursue my degree for teaching. I have a lot of positive associations with this state. <BR> <BR> We currently live in VA Beach. ... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:51:07 EST I am soooo guilty of this!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647635 A big mistake people make when trying to get healthier is when they fall off the wagon a bit and think, ''I have to start over!'' - SparkCoach Nicole <BR> <BR> Umm...this is me. Totally and completely me! I suffer from this delusion. This is not my first SP account and I've started and stopped WW more times than I'd like to admit. Perhaps I constantly start over, because I'm scared a mistake will stop me from having progress? But that doesn't work, because I haven't had progress due to ... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 10:21:03 EST Excuses - SparkCoach Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646811 Spark Coach is dealing with exercise excuses today and we are supposed to blog about our excuses for skipping exercise and our plan to counter those excuses. <BR> <BR> Excuses 1 - I'm Tired! Honestly, I am tired at the end of the day. However, I'm not so tired that I won't watch TV shows before going to bed. If I want to watch episodes of something, I need to do it on my treadmill! One episode usually equals 42-45 minutes on the treadmill. <BR> <BR> Excuse 2 - I don't have time today. ... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 09:25:18 EST Down a pound!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643411 WooHoo! I'm a down a pound since last week. I had a low mid week weigh-in, but it wasn't real. I'm okay with that, because I am down a pound from last week! <BR> <BR> I took a good look at my weight chart in SP. I extended the dates out to next Sunday, so I can see what my goal weight is supposed to be and that is what I am aiming for. So I am working towards being 188 on weigh-in next Sunday. <BR> <BR> On the medical side of things, I'm having thyroid issues! It's been over a year ... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 08:37:05 EST Slowing Down This Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631432 I'm someone who has to jump in 100%. The problem is...I can't stay 100% for any real length of time. I was reflecting on this yesterday and have realized a few things about myself. <BR> <BR> 1. I'm 40 years old and thing like my knees...hurt when I do too much. (I've noticed my knees hurt when I don't modify TurboFire workouts). <BR> <BR> 2. I'm closer to 200 lbs than 150 lbs. I need to respect my body by easing into workouts now. I used to be able to jump into to something, but now ... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 09:29:57 EST The truth sucks!...Made to Crave http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620821 On page 95 of chapter 9 of Made to Crave the following question is posed: <BR> <BR> "When you think about your schedule and daily demands, which of the following statements come closest to describing how you feel about your time:" <BR> <BR> Several selection are then given. My answer is: <BR> <BR> "Some of my time is within my control. I have several responsibilities or obligations that can't be changed, but I do have pockets of time each week that I can use for things that I want to do.... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:52:24 EST Today's Question...Made to Crave http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619776 Did I feel, at any time, I ran to food instead of God? <BR> <BR> NO! I am so happy to say this today. It's been a rough day too. My second oldest daughter is now 18 (birthday) and she's been grumpy (feeling her oats). We went out to dinner and the family bickered for a little bit before we settled in. It would of been so easy to get a heavy dinner, but I went with chicken kabobs, stewed green beans, and rice pilaf (which I did not finish). I then had only 1 slice of cake. I have decaf... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 20:45:47 EST Workout Schedule 2/1 - 2/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611579 Saturday 2/1 - TurboFire Fire 55 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday 2/2 - Turbo Fire Fire 45EZ <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Monday 2/3 - Les Mills Pump Pump & Shred <BR> <BR> Tuesday 2/4 - Rest Day <BR> <BR> Wednesday 2/5 - LMP Pump & Shred <BR> <BR> Thursday 2/6 - TurboFire Fire 45 <BR> <BR> Friday 2/7 - LMP Pump Revolution Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:47:31 EST Made To Crave Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605940 My Word: Determination <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> My Verse: 1 Peter 5:7-8a - Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. Be self controlled and alert. (NIV1984) <em>525</em> <BR> <BR> My Goals: <BR> 1. To stay within calorie range 4times/week. <BR> 2. To exercise 5x/week. <BR> 3. To pray when I have cravings! <BR> <BR> My actions steps: <BR> 1. Pray <BR> 2. Log my food <BR> 3. LMP workouts <BR> <BR> Victories this week: <BR> 1. I went clothes shopping. I deserve to wear clo... Sun, 26 Jan 2014 08:59:55 EST Made to Crave Online Bible Study http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599407 Today was the official start day for the Made to Crave OBS. I read Chapter 1 in preparation for the blog tomorrow. Wow, what a powerful chapter. A couple of things I took away from chapter 1 are: <BR> <BR> 1. I try to have my physical desires fulfilled outside of the will of God. <BR> 2. I try to get my material desires met outside of the will of God. <BR> 3. I try to get my need for significance met outside of the will of God. <BR> <BR> I try to do/get all three of these. I have some s... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 21:10:28 EST My first short term goal... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588909 Okay, sat down and figured my first short term weight loss goal. My goal, within the next two months, is to lose 5% of my weight. This means my first goal is to reach 180.1 lbs. My goal date is February 8, 2014. Fri, 10 Jan 2014 07:54:24 EST My fat dream and weight loss ADD... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586858 Do you ever feel like you have weight loss ADD? Or better yet, you feel like you have ADD when it comes time to plan your weight loss? <BR> <BR> I do! I do! I do! <BR> <BR> Weight Watcher or Spark People? To run or not to run for cardio? To eat dairy or not to eat dairy? So much options, so many choices, and at one point I want to do each one! <BR> <BR> Deep Breath! The decision I need to make are these? Do I want a weight loss goal or a fitness goal? Do I want to really focus o... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 12:18:20 EST The Great Equalizer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570347 Sadly, I've been spinning my wheels again. I'm finding this to be a very frustrating practice. I still love SparkPeople for the great online support community and I like tracking my food with Weight Watchers and attending meetings. <BR> <BR> The great equalizer for going nowhere is me! <BR> <BR> It's not the plan I follow! <BR> <BR> It's not the exercise plan I do (or don't do)! <BR> <BR> It's not the food I eat (or don't eat)! <BR> <BR> It's me! It's me NOT being consistent. It's ... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 08:55:52 EST Work Out Plan for 11/11 - 11/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538434 Monday: Walking while Chaperoning <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Walk or Run <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Step Aerobics <BR> <BR> Thursday: Get Ripped <BR> <BR> Friday: Walk or Run <BR> <BR> Saturday: Step aerobics Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:36:23 EST Finally...Some progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517624 So late weeks weigh in was not good. I had a gain. However, I pulled it together last week. I tracked faithfully, stayed within my points, and attended the meetings. I exercised 6 days in a row. I had a 4 pound loss this week. Which gave me 1.8 pound loss since the beginning of WW. I'll take it! I've joined an exercise challenge on the WW message boards. My challenge for next week is to workout as soon as I get home from work. I have two sub jobs that will start pretty early in the ... Sat, 19 Oct 2013 09:56:29 EST Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506670 Good Day! I had an awesome run in the morning and then logged my food for the day. I also got a lot of cleaning done around the house and my errands for the day were done as well. <BR> <BR> Challenge Items: <BR> 1)Logging - Done <BR> 2)Exercise - Done <BR> 3)Blogging - Done Mon, 7 Oct 2013 07:35:22 EST Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505496 Today was okay. At the WW meeting this morning, we discussed habits and making small changes. I'm going to focus on beer in the evening and cross stitching to keep my hands busy and the food out of my mouth. Exercise today was low key, my hubby and I went on a mellow walk together. <BR> <BR> Challenge Items: <BR> 1)Logging - Done <BR> 2)Exercise - Done <BR> 3)Blogging - Done Sat, 5 Oct 2013 21:21:11 EST Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505122 Not going to talk about yesterday, but I realize I need a little more help than what I can get from SparkPeople. I joined Weight Watchers today, because I need a people connection and I need some extra accountability. So I am going to keep with my SP challenge here and do my tracking on Weight Watchers. It's time I put my foot down and get some control over my habits. Sat, 5 Oct 2013 11:01:33 EST Day 2 & 3 - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504155 They were washes! I had beer Wednesday night and I paid for it yesterday. No motivation, nothing. Here's to a new day and getting my act together. I will make at least one positive step forward today. Fri, 4 Oct 2013 08:01:53 EST Not a Bad Day - Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501826 Today was very, very busy! I worked all day and then did the dental appointment for one of children immediately after work. So I was out of the house from 7 AM - 5:30 PM today. Then it was dinner, errands, and p/u from the middle school after the football game. <BR> <BR> I did not get my workout in today. I think I'm going to go to bed early today and try to wake up early to run tomorrow morning. <BR> <BR> Challenge Items: <BR> 1)Log - Done <BR> 2)Exercise - Not Done <BR> 3)Blog - Done ... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 21:04:08 EST October Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500661 I am going to do another challenge. This is for 31 days, the month of October. Challenge times are: <BR> <BR> 1)Log my food daily (at least 6/7 days) <BR> 2)Log my calories burned <BR> 3)Blog <BR> <BR> That's it! Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:05:49 EST I Want To Be Like You!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498433 Today I ran in the Neptune Festival 8k. It was a local race, so the crowd of runners was no where near what it was for the Rock 'n Roll Half on the 1st. It was run by a local running club. It was a good route, flat and fast. <BR> <BR> I don't run in road races to win, it's never going to happen. I do run in them to compete against myself and to be a part of the local running community. Every person I see out there, my thought is..."I want to be like you!" I think this when I see the el... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 10:43:54 EST Day 30 of 30 - It's all about perception! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485965 So my weigh-in yesterday was disappointing, but not surprising. What was surprising was the measurements. I had lost a total of 2 inches. This changed my whole outlook. Not sure why, but it did. I even ran faster, achieving my first sub 12 minute mile pace, which is huge for me. <BR> <BR> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 08:02:09 EST Day 29 of30 - Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485161 Wow, tomorrow is my last day. I can't believe this has gone by so quickly. For the most part, except for 3 days, I logged in daily. Not bad! Saturdays are my weigh-in days, do here are the results. <BR> <BR> I weigh 186.0...I'm still at where I started when it come to my weight. <BR> <BR> Measurements: <BR> Chest 42 (-.5) <BR> Waist 37(-.5) <BR> Hips 44(-.5) <BR> Right Arm 13 (-.5) <BR> <BR> So over the course of these last 30 days, I have lost 2 inches and completed a half marathon. ... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 08:08:56 EST Day 26 - Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5483849 Not a bad day. Did strength training and upped my weights...woohoo! <BR> <BR> Challenge Items: <BR> 1) Logging - Done <BR> 2)Exercise - Done <BR> 3)Blogging - Done Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:30:43 EST Day 25 = Running and Krav Maga http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482086 Today was a really, really good day! I worked this afternoon, so after yesterday I made sure I got my run in before work. I also had a Krav Maga class tonight, which was fun. Unfortunately, I elbowed my daughter twice (lightly on accident) and she elbowed me and almost kicked my chin..geesh! We're having fun and we do a lot of talking while we are attacking each other in class. My other daughter was told that we are all powerful and we can kick some butt...lol. <BR> <BR> I felt really s... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:43:33 EST Day 25 = Running and Krav Maga http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482085 Today was a really, really good day! I worked this afternoon, so after yesterday I made sure I got my run in before work. I also had a Krav Maga class tonight, which was fun. Unfortunately, I elbowed my daughter twice (lightly on accident) and she elbowed me and almost kicked my chin..geesh! We're having fun and we do a lot of talking while we are attacking each other in class. My other daughter was told that we are all powerful and we can kick some butt...lol. <BR> <BR> I felt really s... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:43:31 EST Day 24 - 9/10/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5481519 Yesterday started well, but went to crap! I didn't have to work till he afternoon, so I got a lot done around the house. I told myself I would do strength training when I got home, but that didn't happen. I had to wear clothes to work that just didn't feel comfortable and I just went into self hate mode...which resulted in eating crap. <BR> <BR> NO BEER THOUGH! The only victory from yesterday. <BR> <BR> Challenge Items: <BR> 1)Logging - Partial <BR> 2)Exercise - Not done <BR> 3)Blogging... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 10:34:18 EST Day 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479951 I got my run before church this morning. I actually was faster than the last one...woohoo! I can't wait for my next run. I did have Buffalo Wild Wings this evening, but I didn't have beer (huge victory)! <BR> <BR> Challenge Items: <BR> 1)Logging - Done <BR> 2)Exercise - Done <BR> 3)Blogging - Done Sun, 8 Sep 2013 21:38:29 EST Day 22 - 9/7/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479598 Challenge Items: <BR> 1)Logging - Incomplete <BR> 2)Exercise - Not done <BR> 3)Blogging - Kind of... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 14:40:46 EST Day 20 & 21 - Off the wagon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478396 Wow, I totally fell off the wagon. I worked on Thursday and then we were painting the house Thursday and Friday. I didn't log anything, didn't exercise, and I didn't blog. I completely fell off the wagon and my weigh-in shows it. <BR> <BR> Weigh in today was 186.9 <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I'm not liking myself very much right now. It's my fault and I need to control myself. Sat, 7 Sep 2013 08:20:10 EST Day 19 of 30 - Frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476147 Well, I'm wrapping up the evening! I'm really frustrated with my weight right now. It keeps inching up, instead of going down <em>39</em> I know it's me, but I'm worried I'm going to start the downward cycle. <BR> <BR> On a good note, I did get a consistency trophy for last month. That is a first for me, so I am excited about that. I'm also happy with the fact that I've been keeping up my 30 days challenge. Little steps, little steps, little steps.... <BR> <BR> Challenge Items: <B... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 21:32:14 EST Day 18 of 30 - Tuesday 9/3/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475405 Yesterday was a good day. The two youngest kiddos went back to school and my senior went to MEPS to see if she qualifies. She goes back today to take another test to see if she qualifies for the nuclear program. <BR> <BR> I started running yesterday. I ran 3 minutes/walked 2. I'm transitioning myself. Being heavy right now, I feel it in my knees. I want to rush, but I need to respect my body and ease myself into this. <BR> <BR> I did sign up for a 8K this month. I want to do one ... Wed, 4 Sep 2013 07:42:44 EST Day 17 of 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473965 Good day today! Went shopping with daughter three and we didn't kill each other! My hips are super sore from yesterday, so my only exercise was walking the dog. I did try on clothes and bought some new workout clothes. I'm prepping for the cooler weather to come, so I bought some running tights and got some other items on clearance...woohoo! <BR> <BR> Challenge Items: <BR> 1)Logging - Done <BR> 2)Exercise - Done <BR> 3)Blogging - Done <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Sep 2013 21:40:04 EST Crazy Timing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473251 Yesterday, I ran the Rock n Roll Half Marathon in Virginia Beach. I knew I was getting ready to start TOM, but I was hoping and praying I wouldn't start until today, Monday. Well, I started after I got home yesterday. How's that for perfect timing? My prayers were heard. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> The side effect of that is I have the side effects of everything today! I'm sore, I feel super duper bloated, and I'm tired...lol. I honestly feel like I'm sinking today and weigh 1,000 pound... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 08:53:03 EST Day 16 of 30 - Half Marathon Day, WooHoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472736 I hate the night before a big even, I never sleep! I didn't fall asleep until after 1 AM and had to be up by 4:45 AM. I did wake up though, so that was a good thing. I had my coffee, a quick shower, breakfast and then we headed to the drop off zone for the race. <BR> <BR> We got there and the first thing I did was use the porta pottie. I hate those things, but I'm a nervous peerer (how do you even spell that?). Once that was done, we found two of my husband's friends who were running an... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 16:19:00 EST Day 15 of 30...8/31/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472236 Challenge Items: <BR> 1)Logging - Incomplete <BR> 2)Exercise - DOR <BR> 3)Blogging - Done <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a day of rest in preparation for today's half marathon. Sun, 1 Sep 2013 05:01:07 EST Day 14 of 30... 8/30/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5471547 Yesterday was a good day! I confirmed my registration for the half marathon and picked up my swag bag. I also walked around the expo and picked up a new visor and couple of other little things. The most exciting thing I found there were the local running/tri groups and brochures/flyers for all the local races in the area. <BR> <BR> Challenge items: <BR> 1)Logging - Done <BR> 2)Exercise - Done <BR> 3)Blogging - Done Sat, 31 Aug 2013 09:32:51 EST Day 13 of 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5470385 Today was a completely awesome day! I finally bought the paint to paint the entry way of our house. It's been an unfinished project for about 7 months now. We also bought some other fix it project supplies. We got very lucky and scored 4 large/tall butterfly bushes! So excited about those bushes (they attract hummingbirds). <BR> <BR> We had Chic Fila for dinner tonight. I checked my calories before ordering and had a wrap and fries...still within my calories for today! <BR> <BR> Cha... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:59:37 EST Day 12 of 30 - 8/28/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469816 Yesterday was pretty good! I went for a walk and took a nice long nap, lol. Anyways, I finished in calories. WooHoo! <BR> <BR> Challenge items: <BR> 1)Logging - Done <BR> 2)Exercise - Done <BR> 3)Blogging - Late but done Thu, 29 Aug 2013 11:06:33 EST Day 11 of 30 - 8/27/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468720 I can't believe the kids are going back to school next week. My 17 year old will be missing the first day of school. She was supposed to be going to the MEPS station today, but they cancelled and will not be open. So she is supposed to get everything done on Tuesday of next week. Not too happy about the fact she will miss the first day of school, but it's better than missing two days later on. <BR> <BR> Challenge items: <BR> 1)Logging - Partial <BR> 2)Exercise - Done <BR> 3)Blogging - La... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:34:14 EST Day 10 of 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467223 Today was good! I gave myself a DOR, so no exercise. I have two workouts tomorrow planned. A 5k walk and Krav Maga. <BR> <BR> Challenge Items: <BR> 1)Logging - Done <BR> 2)Exercise - DOR Done <BR> 3)Blogging - Done Mon, 26 Aug 2013 21:12:44 EST Day 9 of 30 - 9 Miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466619 Yesterday was a really good day! I did a 9 mile walk with the hubby! Next Sunday is the Rock n Roll Half Marathon. Hopefully, I'll be able to finish it. I know that at 9 miles, my calves and butt were on fire. I'll do a 5 miler in the middle of this week. <BR> <BR> Challenge Items: <BR> 1)Logging - Done <BR> 2)Exercise - Done <BR> 3)Blogging - Late, but done! Mon, 26 Aug 2013 09:58:20 EST Day 8 of 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465562 Challenge Items: <BR> 1)Logging - Incomplete <BR> 2)Exercise - Incomplete <BR> 3)Blogging - Incomplete Sun, 25 Aug 2013 09:28:23 EST Day 7 of 30 - Lessons, lessons, lesson... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5464685 First off, I'm doing day 7 on Saturday not Friday. Meaning I'm blogging late. <BR> <BR> Challenge items for Day 7: <BR> 1)Logging - Incomplete <BR> 2)Exercise - Done <BR> 3)Blogging - Incomplete <BR> <BR> I weighed in this morning and was 185.4. This is a huge bummer, because I know it's due to self sabotage last night. I didn't log and had beer, a huge mistake before weighing in. <BR> <BR> I also learned that I am a morning exerciser. I have to drag myself to my workouts in the af... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 08:36:11 EST Day 6 of 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463566 Spent more time at the recruiter's office. My daughter is just a little off of being qualified for the nuclear program. She is going to retake her ASVAB and then will hopefully be enlisting in to the Navy Nuclear Program. I'm still going to have her pursue NROTC, but at least this way she'll have a definite plan for after graduation (she doesn't know what she wants to do yet). My third daughter also had Freshman Orientation this evening, so today ended up being a day of rest from exercise... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 23:04:25 EST Day 5 of 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462784 Well, yesterday did not go so well. I didn't get all my challenge items done, because I'm blogging the day after and I didn't do all my logging for yesterday either. <BR> <BR> I went to Applebee's to celebrate my daughter's promotion at work. I came out of there okay, but then we went to the recruiter for my other daughter and didn't come home till late. This resulted in Subway for dinner and beer. The beer led to mindless snacking. <BR> <BR> Sigh...today is a new day! <BR> <BR> Ch... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 08:22:56 EST Day 4 of 30! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5461435 Today was a really good day! I got my workout in (5k walk) and then ran errands. I got a second workout done this evening (Krav Maga). Lots of punching and kicking. I have a bruise on my left foot, but it doesn't hurt...woohoo! <BR> <BR> I'm trying to be more organized in my life, but it's a slow process to get there. <BR> <BR> Challenge Items: <BR> 1) Logging - Done (Everything little thing logged) <BR> 2)Exercise - Done <BR> 3)Blogging - Done <BR> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 21:44:18 EST Day 3 of 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460405 Apparently I have a trigger food for sweets and junk food. It is a cake pop! I had one and then went on a downward spiral. <em>39</em> I'm over calories today, even with the earned exercise calories. The good news is, I did log the ugly, ugly truth. I almost talked myself into just letting go today, but I have a commitment to this challenge! <BR> <BR> Challenge Items: <BR> 1)Logging - Done <BR> 2)Exercise - Done <BR> 3)Blogging - Done <BR> <BR> Blog topic from SparkCoach: <BR> Ways I... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:48:02 EST Day 2 of 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5459179 Well, day 2 is done! WooHoo! My husband and I went for a 6 mile walk today. I burned over 600 calories and had a nice nap after I ran some errands. On 9/1/13, I will be walking the Rock 'n Roll Half Marathon. I was supposed to run it, but just didn't manage my time well enough to actually train...so walk it I will! Next Sunday I'll do 9 miles and then the full distance on race day. <BR> <BR> Challenge Items: <BR> 1) Logging - Done (everything...good, bad, & ugly today) <BR> 2) Exercise... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 20:07:34 EST