GLMOM2's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GLMOM2 GLMOM2'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/ 2017 - (Weeks 6 & 7) My journey towards 1000 miles ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319015 Have been very stressful! To say the least. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I think I may be seeing the light at the end of the tunnel though. With it all, I kept on tracking my foods which were absolutely HORRIBLE by the way ... my mileage tracking was minimal. I'm trying to get caught back up on that now that the weather has given us some springy days. <em>67</em> <em>126</em> <BR> <BR> Let me tell you I felt like a spring <em>448</em> this weekend with temps in the 60's and the abund... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 20:25:38 EST 2017 - (Week 5) My journey towards 1000 miles ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311061 Hello SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Back again with my weekly update/accountability blog. I am loving the progress I am making so far. Yesterday was Day 35 of my journey and I am down 7.8# and accumulated 100.44 miles! I broke the first 100 mile marker! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> It sure felt like when you are on vacation and you are anticipating getting to your destination & how it feels like it takes for.e.ver to get there. Well, that's how this first 100 miles felt! <em>246</em> Hope the ot... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 07:59:01 EST 2017 - (Week 4) My journey towards 1000 miles ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307352 Hello SparkFriends and World ... <BR> <BR> I'm here to do my weekly check-in of my journey towards 1000 miles for 2017. I am still really liking the challenge. Everyone seems to be very positive and encouraging. I'm excited about how much better I am feeling with walking more and how much my eating has improved. <BR> <BR> Here is a review of my Week 4 goals ~ still practicing the "Something is better than nothing" attitude. <em>353</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Track water dai... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 16:07:02 EST 2017 - (Week 3) My journey towards 1000 miles ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302697 Hello SparkWorld <em>432</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Week 3 is coming to a close ... it has been a long week at work and home life was a bit chaotic too. Despite the craziness I did fairly well on my weekly goals! I still haven't stepped on the scale and that is okay. When the time is right and I feel "different" I'll look until then I'm going to <em>593</em> and <em>386</em> my way to a healthy lifestyle with being active & eating better. <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Here's where I ... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:43:18 EST 2017 - (Week 2) My Journey towards 1000 miles ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298149 Hey Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I am wrapping up Week 2. I think I did fairly well this week considering it was the first week back to work after a long 2 week break. There were a few times this week I was irritated and wanted to say "why bother", but I didn't. I told myself I'm not giving in that easily .... So I didn't! <BR> <BR> Something is better than nothing ... <BR> <BR> Week 2 goals - <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> Track all foods at least 2x this week - can you believe I tracked 6 of the 7 day... Sat, 14 Jan 2017 18:45:13 EST 2017 - (Week 1) My journey towards 1000 miles ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293438 Hello SparkWorld <em>432</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just a quick update for Week 1 ... <BR> <BR> <em>344</em> <BR> I am going strong on my mileage count - 21 mile goal ... accumulated 25.07! BOO-YAH! Well on my way to the 1000 mile mark! <em>331</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> <BR> I worked out 7/7 days ... I was only going to do 6 and have today as a rest day. Then I just had to go! So I did! If my body is willing to move, why shouldn't I! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> <... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 19:52:25 EST 2016 - Journey to a healthier me (End of Year) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6289405 Well 2016 has come and gone. I mentioned the other day in my blog that I'd be coming back with an end of year review. It's nice to take the time to reflect and see what worked ... What didn't and see what needs to be done to make 2017 a healthier year. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>12</em> 2016 <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> Weight .... Ending the year with a +4.4 gain overall <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>364</em> <em>185</em> Completed my (3) 5k's goal for 2016! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> ... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 10:15:03 EST 2017 - My journey towards 1000 miles ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286902 Officially begins 1-1-17! <em>412</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>432</em> <BR> How on earth did I get here?!?!? My boss & I were talking one day about fitness & needing to do something. Both of us are trying to live healthier lifestyles. She mentioned to me the 1000 mile challenge that's been posted on FB. Check it out ... 1000 mile challenge! <BR> *Tried to share link and it won't work!* <BR> <BR> <BR> Needless to say, it peeked my curiosity and I decided to check it out. Maybe that ... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 09:14:28 EST 2016 - Journey to a healthier me (December) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286348 OH boy OH boy ... This is not where I wanted to be when I set out to make 2016 my journey to a healthier me. But I'm not giving up ... I have 2017 right ahead of me! <BR> <BR> We have a wedding to attend on New Year's Eve and my hopes were to get back into my black dress (size 14) by the wedding. I started off strong and focused ... And it didn't happen. Between life - being sick and lack of motivation I had to go purchase yet another dress yesterday this time a size 16! <em>40</em> <BR... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 07:55:07 EST 2016 - Journey to a healthier me (September edition) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6228251 Hello Sparkers! <BR> <BR> August has come and gone ... Proud to say that I successfully reached many of my goals! <BR> <BR> Walking miles goal 50 ... Accumulated 53.55 miles! <em>248</em> <BR> Fitness minutes 1200 minutes ... Accumulated 1425 minutes! <em>248</em> <BR> Tracked foods into MFP 18/31 days this month! With a 10 day streak going on!! <em>248</em> <BR> And continue to get healthy & have fun <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Just missed my biking goal of 50 miles with 31 mi... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 08:36:56 EST 2016 - Journey to a healthier me (August edition) ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212669 Hi SparkFriends <em>213</em> and SparkWorld <em>432</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Where oh where has the time gone? We are into August now and in one month it will be back to school/work. Ugh! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I am working a way at home projects that I told myself would get completed this summer so when days are allowing I am working on a project a day. Now granted a few of my projects will not get done in a day and need to be carried over. <BR> <BR> <BR> Onto healthy lifestyle l... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 09:55:36 EST July mileage/minutes challenge - who's with me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195767 Hey SparkWorld <em>432</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I am in desperate need of a fitness challenge. So I thought why not throw out a mileage/minutes challenge for July! <BR> <BR> If you are interested in joining me, just comment below <em>55</em> what you are going to track - mileage or minutes or better yet, both! Totally up to you! <BR> <BR> <BR> Come join me <em>220</em> for the July fitness challenge! We can check in on one another throughout the challenge and keep ourselves and fe... Wed, 6 Jul 2016 09:30:04 EST 2016 - Journey to a healthier me (June/July edition) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191648 It's been awhile SparkFriends since I've blogged about my journey to a healthier me. I've been really struggling to find what works best for me. I've discovered that detailed tracking is not the best fit for me right now, but I need to track some how! The weight is not going to come off by itself and without me really focusing. <BR> <BR> So I've come up with a plan - My Simple Tracking Plan! <em>195</em> <BR> <BR> It's simple really. I'm using a basic spiral notebook & I'm tracking my ... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 08:41:07 EST 2016 - Journey to a healthier me (May edition) ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153820 Hello SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> We've made it to a new month. I honestly don't know where April went. Wow, that month FLEW by. <BR> <BR> <BR> I am looking for a productive May and make strides towards my healthy lifestyle. Looking back at April, it was not the most productive month. I had several "ailments" that prevented me from continuing my workouts and then I just kind of fell off the workout wagon ... but no more. I'm back & ready to take on May ... <em>249</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> BL... Sun, 1 May 2016 07:17:50 EST 2016 - Journey to a healthier me (April edition) ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138739 Hello SparkFriends and World <em>432</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> April is off to a busy start. We had spring break this first week of April and now I am trying to get back into the swing of home life and eating better! <BR> <BR> <BR> Over vacation I am proud <em>334</em> to say I ... <BR> <BR> stepped 121,734 steps ... climbed 111 floors ... walked 53.3 miles ~ all while we were in Vegas and surrounding areas. We kept very busy during our vacation. Eating wasn't too bad either consideri... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 20:52:58 EST 2016 - Journey to a healthier me (March edition & REVIEW) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138731 Just realized as I went to update my March goals I never posted them! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> To recap here is what I was working on for my March 2016 ~ Marching On goals ... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness minutes ~ 1200 minutes <em>248</em> 1428 minutes! <BR> <BR> Mileage (walk/run) ~ 40 miles <em>248</em> 75.06 miles! <BR> <BR> Strength train ~ Arm ST challenge (12 days) <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Weight loss ~ 0.6 pounds lost <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> <em>364<... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 20:35:13 EST 2016 - Journey to a healthier me (February edition) ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6088419 Happy February SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> I just realized I haven't posted my February - <em>26</em> Smart Plan! <BR> <BR> <BR> I am still focusing on my 2016 goals - Getting back to a healthier lifestyle ... aiming to run (3) 5k's this year ... overall making this a good year! With those long term goals in mind I am working away at monthly/weekly goals to keep me on track to reach my 2016 goals! <BR> <BR> <BR> My February goals: <BR> Fitness minutes ~ 1200 minutes <BR> Mileage (run/wa... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 10:01:44 EST 2016 - Journey to a healthier me (January edition - REVIEW) ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6084713 <em>524</em> SparkFriends and Sparkworld ... <em>432</em> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone's spark journeys are off to a great start & you are finding your way to health and wellness as the New Year continues on. <BR> <BR> In an effort to get a jump start on my 2016 - New Year of healthy & happy living I've come up with these goals & as I review each one I've been thinking about what I want to strive for in February. Here's how I did in January! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> 2016 Yearly... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 10:06:55 EST 2016 - Journey to a healthier me (January edition) ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6059312 <em>408</em> Happy New Year SparkFriends! <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have been pondering over and over again what I'd like to accomplish this year in my "journey to a healthier me" ... I have decided the best way to accomplish my yearly goals would be to work away at some monthly/weekly goals! <BR> <BR> <BR> To get a jump start on the 2016 - New Year of healthy & happy living I've come up with these goals ... <BR> <BR> <BR> 2016 Yearly Goals: <BR> <BR> ** Get back to a healthi... Sun, 3 Jan 2016 20:45:13 EST Looking back and ready to move on ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6055962 Looking back to 2015 ... <BR> <BR> It was a rough year ... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm ready to move onto 2016 and have a kick <em>216</em> butt <em>413</em> kind of year! <BR> <BR> <BR> Who's with me??? <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> Now I've got to get some goals ready to reach for January. <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 31 Dec 2015 09:10:04 EST Need to focus... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984343 I'm debating whether or not to stop weighing in until the official beginning weigh-in for BLC29? That will be some time in mid-September. <BR> <BR> My number continues to keep creeping up although today I did see a little drop in the number. <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> I would weigh-in to start my plan & then put it away until the start of BLC29. It would give me time to focus on my "100 days of weight loss - to a healthier me" plan I've been working on and I could use other ways to measure ... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:02:57 EST Journey to a healthier me ... finding my way back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5975197 We are wrapping up our final week of BLC28. I have been aboard the Ferocious Viking Ship for 12-weeks! I'd like to say that it has been easy sailing for me but ... I can't! It has been a rough ride for the past several weeks. <BR> <BR> I have enjoyed my time on the ship, don't get me wrong! These fellow Vikings have been rowing hard beside me every step of the way. For me personally, its been a rough ride. They have been here supporting me and pushing me along! <BR> <BR> To you fellow Vik... Mon, 10 Aug 2015 09:54:29 EST August goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970169 I'm keeping my goals short & sweet this month. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> AUGUST GOALS: <BR> <BR> <BR> Fitness minutes - 1800 <BR> <BR> Step count - 350,000 <BR> <BR> Strength training - 3x/week <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> ... I NEED to do it! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Aug 2015 08:54:44 EST Getting my Spark on in July - Week 8 & 9 of BLC28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961107 Hmmm.... thinking .... <em>101</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Where exactly did Week 8 go? <BR> <BR> <BR> It has been a whirlwind of a week and honestly my tracking as been nonexistent! I know I've been keeping on top of my water but freggies I've been eating them just don't know the number of servings! I've been getting in my walks and/or workouts each day. Trying to be good about my eating and choices being made. <BR> <BR> <BR> I don't know what I'm doing BUT .... I did show a -1.4 LOSS ... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 08:55:04 EST Getting my Spark on in July - Week 7 & 8 of BLC28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957396 Hello Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Last week I started my tracking program a little different. We just wrapped up week 7 of the BLC28 12-week series. Moving onto week 8 but before I do I wanted to post my blog to keep myself accountable for week 7. <BR> <BR> At the end of my update, I will post my Week 8 goals. <BR> <BR> <BR> **UPDATE** <BR> <em>194</em> <em>265</em> <em>45</em> <em>551</em> <BR> Week 7: <BR> 8 cups water DAILY - 7/7 days met! <em>248</em> <BR> 2 servings of Fruits D... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 08:38:42 EST Getting my Spark on in July ~ July Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953240 Good Morning Fellow Sparkers! <BR> <BR> <BR> I am determined this month to get my spark back on and get this weight moving. 2015 has been one thing after another it seems and I'm ready to take control on what I CAN take control of and that is my health! <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>195</em> <BR> For July I am changing up how & what I track. Tracking foods just wasn't working for me right now. I need something "different" so I am hoping this will ... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 09:25:11 EST Responsibility Plan Taking Action #3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919326 Hello Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Responsibility Plan - Taking Action #3 <BR> I am back posting my blog to hold myself accountable on my April goals. I've been posting my updates (Taking Action #1 & #2) on my goals and to continue working on my goals I'm here once again to blog with my weekly updates. Here's how I'm doing ... <BR> <BR> FITNESS: <BR> * Continue to workout at least 5/7 days a week <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> * Continue my 5k walk training <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> * Walk a 5k a week... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 21:20:22 EST Responsibility Plan Taking Action #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915399 Hello Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Responsibility Plan - Taking Action #2 <BR> I am back posting my blog to hold myself accountable on my April goals. I posted last week my update (Taking Action #1) on my goals and to continue working on my goals I'm here to blog with my weekly updates. Here's what I am continuing to working on ~ <BR> <BR> FITNESS: <BR> * Continue to workout at least 5/7 days a week <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> * Continue my 5k walk training <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> * Walk a 5k a w... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 21:17:09 EST Responsibility Plan Taking Action #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910138 Hello Sparkers! <BR> <BR> Responsibility Plan - Taking Action #1 <BR> I am posting my blog to hold myself accountable on my April goals. I posted last week my goals and one of my goals is to blog weekly with updates ... so here I am. Here's what I am working on ~ <BR> <BR> FITNESS: <BR> * Continue to workout at least 5/7 days a week <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> * Continue my 5k walk training <em>8</em> <BR> <BR> * Walk a 5k a week until our <em>364</em> Walk event <em>8</em> <BR... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 21:15:41 EST Responsibility Plan for April ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905955 Hello Fellow Sparkers. <BR> <BR> It has been some time since I last blogged. BLC 27 is coming to a close and part of our last challenge is to make a plan to help us stay on track. I am listing my Responsibility Plan to keep myself on track during the break between when BLC27 ends and BLC 28 begins. <BR> <BR> <BR> FITNESS: <em>311</em> <em>364</em> <em>315</em> <BR> * Continue to workout at least 5/7 days a week <BR> <BR> * Continue my 5k walk training that I will be participatin... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 17:47:50 EST My January goals ...RECAP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868423 <em>412</em> <em>408</em> <em>445</em> <em>412</em> <em>408</em> <em>445</em> <BR> <BR> I set myself (3) basic and simple goals for January to help me get back on track ... here's how I did! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> <BR> 1500 fitness minutes ...1519 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <BR> 310,000 steps by the end of the month ... 329,546 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>9</em> <BR> End the month with a weight loss ... -1.4# <em>248</em> <BR> <BR... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 07:03:23 EST My January goals ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841204 <em>412</em> <em>408</em> <em>445</em> <em>412</em> <em>408</em> <em>445</em> <BR> To start off 2015, I've set myself (3) basic and simple goals for January. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> <BR> 1500 fitness minutes ... it will be a big push from my 500 this month but I also know it is something I can reach if I push myself <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <BR> 310,000 steps by the end of the month = 10,000 a day! I've got to get my FitBit moving again! <BR> <BR>... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 11:14:24 EST Pick up where I left off or start fresh ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821492 That's where I'm at right now. I don't know what's best. <BR> <BR> Do I start fresh? Delete this SparkPage and start new ...or pick up where I left off and get moving again? <BR> <BR> Since my last post in early July, we listed our house, sold our house in 27 days & had to pack/move out by the end of September. September was a whirlwind with selling/moving, school starting and the fall sports kicking in. I did have a huge weight gain but am slowly <em>134</em> and I emphasize slowly get... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:14:29 EST Summer Camp Goals for BTS ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738379 <em>256</em> <em>295</em> <em>434</em> <em>256</em> <em>295</em> <em>434</em> <BR> <BR> As part of setting up for camp this week we were asked to share what goals we would like to reach during our time at camp. Of course, we'd all like to see a weight loss but this challenge is about looking Beyond The Scale (hence the name, BTS!). <BR> <BR> Here are my top 3 goals: <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> <BR> Track food daily to get myself back on track - <em>230</em> work in progress <BR... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:21:00 EST Week 3 Review ... 80 days of Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734350 I am really having a hard time right now getting back on track. I feel like I am on the road and running here and there most of the time. I am trying to stay on top of the fitness minutes, but the quick-eating to get out the door is really hurting my efforts. <BR> <BR> I hope after this Week 4, life will settle down just a touch so I can get a grip on my eating and start making losing progress than gains! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> WEEKLY WEIGH-IN (Monday AM) ... +2.6 yesterday a... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 07:58:52 EST Week 2 Review/Week 3 Plan ... 80 days of Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728887 I'm back to keep myself accountable! <BR> <BR> Week 2 has come and gone ... now to move on to week 3. Since life is slowing down a touch I am adding in 2 daily goals PLUS my weekly challenge. I started yesterday with my dear SparkFriend Leah a week long challenge of tracking foods. I'm calling mine "Back-To-Basics ~ Food Camp". I desperately need to get back to tracking and getting in my water & freggies/dairy. Together, Leah & I are going to work through the week and work our way to getti... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:45:13 EST Week 1 Review/Week 2 Plan ... 80 days of Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724637 As I posted last week, I am working on daily goals each day of my 80-day summer vacation. I also stated that I would update each week how the previous week went. Here is a brief recap of my Week 1! <BR> <BR> <BR> Health & Fitness Plan: <BR> <BR> WEEK 1: <BR> Saturday - weight <em>248</em> (forgot to take measurements!) <BR> Sunday - water 8 cups <em>248</em> <BR> Monday - FM's 30 <em>248</em> <BR> Tuesday - Track CICO <em>248</em> Really ugly but I held myself accountable! ... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 06:55:19 EST 80 days of summer .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717670 I am working on a daily tasks plan over my 80-day summer vacation to get myself back on track. The past couple weeks have been tough and even though I had great plans to avoid it ... my health/fitness did get pushed to the back burner. No more! <BR> <BR> I am officially on <em>249</em> of my summer vacation and my health/fitness journey begins! Here is what I have planned for my first week. In a couple weeks the BTS Summer Camp will begin. I am looking forward to joining my fellow teamm... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 07:48:44 EST Setting up a plan for June ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708338 Alright something has got to give here and with the end of the school year coming ... life is getting CRAZY! <em>100</em> (That's my crazy face!) <BR> <BR> I need to make sure to keep myself on track and NOT put my health & fitness on the back burner. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>195</em> Here is my plan for June: <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> Mileage goal: 50 miles <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> Weight goal: to end June with a Loss <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Monday/Wednesday/Friday's - wa... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 20:04:56 EST Time of Reflection ... April 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685211 Hello SparkWorld! <BR> <BR> In my efforts to keep myself on track & accountable for my actions. I am posting an April reflection blog. Progress is being made and that is a good thing. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>312</em> <em>216</em> <em>315</em> <BR> Minutes: goal 1600/Accumulated 1706 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <BR> Mileage: goal 75/Accumulated 70.09 <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>34</em> <BR> Tank Top Arms: (1) day <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>192</e... Thu, 1 May 2014 19:46:16 EST Weekend challenge - Plan of attack! **UPDATE** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681957 I posted my blog on Friday stating out here in SparkLand for all to see & join in if they wished, my weekend challenge. So I thought to hold myself accountable even more, I'd post an update of how it went! <BR> <BR> Here was my challenge for Saturday & Sunday: <BR> <BR> <em>54</em> 90 FM's ... feel the burn! <BR> <BR> <em>54</em> 10 cups of water ... hard task to do on the weekends! <BR> <BR> <em>54</em> Track/CICO ... NO EXCUSES! <BR> <BR> <BR> SATURDAY STATS: <BR> <em>8</e... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 22:09:00 EST Weekend Challenge - Plan of attack! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680349 Hello SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> I am in much need of a weekend challenge so I decided to come up with one! I have been having a productive, progress making week and I do not want to lose my momentum over the weekend. <BR> <BR> Monday = <em>192</em> Weigh-in day! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here is my challenge which will officially be Saturday & Sunday: <BR> <BR> <em>54</em> 90 FM's ... feel the burn! <BR> <BR> <em>54</em> 10 cups of water ... hard task to do on the weekends! <BR> <BR>... Fri, 25 Apr 2014 15:23:00 EST MY March Heart-Healthy Goals ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642465 I just realized I haven't posted my March heart-healthy challenge goals! <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Here's what I am working on ... <BR> <BR> Mileage goal - 60 miles <BR> This will include my walk/run intervals to get me back on track. For now on the treadmill - soon outside when weather allows! I have several upcoming 5k's that I will be participating in with my DD & hubby and even my FIL! I've got to get myself back to running! <BR> <BR> <BR> Complete the 6-pack ab challenge ... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 21:23:17 EST Time of Reflection ... February 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637707 Hello SparkFriends and Fellow Sparkers, <BR> <BR> One of my plans for the year was to reflect at the end of each month to help keep me on track & accountable for my actions. <BR> <BR> For the month of February I worked on a couple of personal challenges, or as I like to call them "self-inflicted" challenges, along with my BTS team challenges. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>402</em> <em>320</em> <em>344</em> <BR> Fab Ab Challenge: <em>248</em> <BR> For the month of February I completed .... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 13:38:08 EST BTS Mid-week challenge (THURSDAY) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635511 Good Evening Sparkers <BR> <BR> Today is the last day for the BTS (Beyond the Scale) mid-week challenge! I had lots of fun with this challenge and I feel great! I know my fellow Mateys for Team Black ~ Deep Space Black Voyagers have been working just as hard. I'm pretty confident the Pinks have rocked it too! Pirate Power <em>344</em> <BR> <BR> Yes, I am posting another blog to get today's challenge points. This is not like me to post a blog 3 days in a row. I do like how it is helpi... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 19:14:34 EST BTS Mid-week challenge (WEDNESDAY) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634654 Good Evening Sparkers <BR> <BR> I'm continuing with my BTS mid-week challenge! So I am back to post another blog ... gotta get the points! Plus this is helping with my accountability! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> The mid-week challenge ... WEDNESDAY stats ~ <BR> <BR> Run/Walk (1) mile <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 10k steps <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Drink 80 ounces water <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Track/Stay in range (CICO) <em>248</em> <BR> Daily calorie range 1830-2180 <BR> CI .... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:19:41 EST BTS Mid-week challenge (TUESDAY) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633754 Good Evening Sparkers <BR> <BR> As part of the BTS mid-week challenge we are supposed to blog. I am all about getting points and helping out my girls so I am here to blog. I'll share with you the challenge plus it will help with my accountability! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> The mid-week challenge ... TUESDAY stats ~ <BR> <BR> Run/Walk (1) mile <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 10k steps <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Drink 80 ounces water <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Track/Stay in range (CICO) <em... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:53:41 EST Successes & Struggles Weeks 1-6 Review... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626139 Hello Sparkers <BR> <BR> As part of the BTS challenge for the Pink Pirates we were to take time yesterday reflect on our successes and struggles. Today begins Week 7 and with 4 more weeks left in the challenge it is time to <em>386</em> and moving our ship ENCOURAGER full-steam ahead. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> <BR> In the first 6-weeks, I have managed to lose a few pounds. I was not looking for a specific number as I have learned in the past to NOT set a certain pounds lost. I fe... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 07:01:12 EST Time of reflection ... January 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612532 <em>26</em> <BR> Happy <em>249</em> of February, Sparkers! <BR> <BR> <BR> One of my daily goals for today was to take time to reflect on January & then blog about it! So...here I am! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>128</em> Time of reflection <em>204</em> <BR> <BR> My latest "journey to a healthier me" began as I embarked on the maiden voyage of the ENCOURAGER <em>340</em> with my fellow Pink Pirates <em>221</em> on January 6th! We've been working hard each & every day with our ... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 22:06:21 EST MY February Heart-Healthy Goals ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609043 Good Morning Sparkers! <BR> <BR> We have just three days left in January. I hope your New Year is off to a great start! I'm continuing to meet my January Jumpstart to a Healthier Heart goals and I hope you are too! <BR> <BR> When January comes to a close I will post back my final monthly stats. <BR> <BR> For now, I am going to take advantage of my snow day and post my February <em>26</em> -Healthy Goals! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <BR> Goal (1) ~ I am going to do the Fab Ab ch... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 10:19:50 EST