GOING-STRONG's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GOING%2DSTRONG GOING-STRONG'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/ Strong and Lean in 2016 - Saturday, April 30, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153718 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Saturday, April 30, 2016 <BR> <BR> Just wanted to post a quick note and let you all know that I haven't been blogging because we are on a camping trip. I haven't had internet service for days and tonight we are finally staying at a place that has it. Who knew I could survive such a thing? lol <BR> <BR> We have been having a blast... all ... Sat, 30 Apr 2016 23:35:46 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Monday, April 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6150410 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Monday, April 25, 2016 <BR> <BR> For some strange reason, I was awake bright and early this morning. We got to bed about an hour later than normal so I was surprised. We had stayed up watching Episode 1 of Grace and Frankie on Netflix. My DD had mentioned that she loved the show and insisted we give it a try... and she was right... it is... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 00:33:21 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Sunday, April 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149644 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday, April 24, 2016 <BR> <BR> I hope my blogs aren't boring you all to death... it seems like every day is pretty much same ol same ol. Sorry... but that is my life lol. <BR> <BR> I kept myself pretty busy today. In fact, I expected that I wouldn't have time to get in my 20,000 steps... but surprise surpise I did! The DH and I spent S... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 01:03:44 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Saturday, April 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149204 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Saturday, April 23, 2016 <BR> <BR> I'm late getting my blog posted.... Saturday was busy and I just didn't have energy left to Spark before falling into bed. <BR> <BR> I decided to do my long run today as plans were to head to Portland for a show and then spend the night. That will cut Sunday short... my normal long run day... so if it i... Sun, 24 Apr 2016 11:18:07 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Friday, April 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148335 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Friday, April 22, 2016 <BR> <BR> Much as I expected... I was really sore today from yesterdays workout at the gym. My legs in particular. Let us just say that going up stairs is particularly tough. I do know however that if I keep moving that it feels a bit better.. so before breakfast I headed up to my she cave for 30 minutes on the trea... Fri, 22 Apr 2016 23:42:21 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Thursday, April 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147607 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Thursday, April 21, 2016 <BR> <BR> Had another busy day today. Scamp decided we were sleeping in a little too late so around 6:15am she started squawking to get us up. She doesn't give up either... so we got up. <BR> <BR> I had a cup of coffee, relaxed, checked the market and my e-mails. Before breakfast, I put in a 30 minute power walk ... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 23:22:38 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Wednesday, April 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146881 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Wednesday, April 20, 2016 <BR> <BR> Managed to keep myself busy and out of trouble today.. lol. Started out with a 2 mile power walk on the treadmill before breakfast. The weather outside is pretty nice and I could have walked outside, but I actually am starting to prefer the treadmill for short walks. <BR> <BR> After breakfast, I headed ... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 23:18:32 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Tuesday, April 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146119 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Tuesday, April 19, 2016 <BR> <BR> Up early this morning... If I was going to do a run I needed to do it before breakfast. I had 5 miles on the schedule so after having a few cups of coffee, catching up on e-mails and checking the markets after they opened I laced up my shoes and headed out. I decided to do neighborhood laps instead of the ... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 23:59:29 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Monday, April 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6145321 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Monday, April 18, 2016 <BR> <BR> Up early this morning... a little after 6:00am. The Sun was just coming over the mountains in the East (the Santa Rita's). In Oregon, our house faces West so we have beautiful Sunsets; but here in AZ we face SouthEast and see the sunrise. Nice. <BR> <BR> After breakfast, I had a 5 mile power walk on the s... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 22:59:53 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Sunday, April 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144558 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday, April 17, 2016 <BR> <BR> Was a little apprehensive when I got up this morning thinking about my long run. With the tummy issues I've had the past couple of days I just wasn't sure. I was up early (5:30am) and I enjoyed a few cups of coffee and caught up on my e-mails. Around 7:00, the DH was still in bed and I decided I would just... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 23:09:09 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Sunday, April 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144557 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday, April 17, 2016 <BR> <BR> Was a little apprehensive when I got up this morning thinking about my long run. With the tummy issues I've had the past couple of days I just wasn't sure. I was up early (5:30am) and I enjoyed a few cups of coffee and caught up on my e-mails. Around 7:00, the DH was still in bed and I decided I would just... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 23:09:08 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Saturday, April 16th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143908 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Saturday, April 16, 2016 <BR> <BR> Today was pretty typical, but it started off with a really cool event. After breakfast, the DH and I were in the bedroom making the bed and we looked out the window. There were four different birds in our back yard flitting around... a female cardinal, a male cardinal, a dove and a quail. It was like a l... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 23:36:49 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Friday, April 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143279 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Friday, April 15, 2016 <BR> <BR> Planned to do a 5 mile run this morning, but had a few intestinal issues so that was out of the question. After breakfast, I decided that I would instead just do a 5 mile walk looping through the neighborhood so I would be close to the house. It wasn't fast, but I did get it done. Tomorrow I'll try for a 5... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 01:00:20 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Thursday, April 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142547 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Thursday, April 14, 2016 <BR> <BR> Up early this morning... 5:00am to be exact as I had to be out the door by 6:00am to meet up for the hike.. Had my hiking stuff laid out so got dressed in my gear and ran a comb through my hair. Nice thing about hiking is you wear a hat so my bed head hair wasn't a big problem today. lol <BR> <BR> The DH... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 22:50:50 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Wednesday, April 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6141812 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Wednesday, April 13, 2016 <BR> <BR> Another beautiful day here in Southern AZ. I had a 5 mile run/walk circuit on the schedule for today and did it after breakfast. I probably should have started before breakfast as it was plenty warm when I finished. <BR> <BR> After I showered and cleaned up the DH and I headed into town to visit The W... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 22:26:23 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Tuesday, April 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6141109 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Tuesday, April 12, 2016 <BR> <BR> Another day without too much excitement. It was raining when I got up but in true Arizona fashion it didn't last long. I waited until after breakfast to go out for my run. I had a 5 miler on the schedule for today.. by the time I started the pavement was for the most part dry. <BR> <BR> Several of you a... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 23:16:31 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Monday, April 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6140347 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Monday, April 11, 2016 <BR> <BR> Didn't really have any big plans for today... so figured I would just putter for a while before breakfast. Enjoyed the relaxed pace, and then after breakfast I did a 5 mile power walk and stopped at the fitness center to do some weights. I looked at the calendar and it has been over a week since I did any s... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 23:39:52 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Sunday, April 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139473 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday, April 10, 2016 <BR> <BR> Weather report today gave a 70% chance of rain this afternoon. I really wanted to go golfing... and usually the DH is after me to go.... but couldn't talk him into doing it. He is working on a project out in the garage and that has been a priority for him. It is really too bad since I found a tee time at 1... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 22:33:00 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Saturday, April 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138808 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Saturday, April 9, 2016 <BR> <BR> It just dawned on me that we fly back to Oregon in just 10 days! I can't believe how quickly the time has passed while we have been here in AZ. Every day just seems to whiz by. I really like to get up and out of bed by 6:00 or 6:30am to fully appreciate the day. My neighbor mentioned that she doesn't lik... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 22:53:22 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Friday, April 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138190 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Friday, April 8, 2016 <BR> <BR> Got a GREAT night's sleep last night... thank goodness! I was up early but felt rested. Scamp (our cat) slept out in the living room in the chair instead of on the bed so she didn't crowd me out like normal lol. After breakfast, I had a five mile run on the schedule. Today, I decided I would do an interval... Fri, 8 Apr 2016 23:21:41 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Thursday, April 7th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137501 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Thursday, April 7, 2016 <BR> <BR> For some reason, I didn't sleep worth a darn last night. Up several times, tossing and turning... it was the pits. I kept blowing my nose however my cold (or allergies) hasn't really gotten any worse... just nagging sore throat and runny nose. We had set the alarm for 5:00am to get ready for today's hike,... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 23:40:29 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Wednesday, April 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6136719 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Wednesday, April 6, 2016 <BR> <BR> Had a busy morning planned so up early and did a four mile power walk before breakfast. The DH had a routine appointment at the VA Hospital in Tucson mid morning so didn't have time to mess around. The VA Hospital is located in a pretty unique compound.. what used to be a convent. The buildings have been... Wed, 6 Apr 2016 23:01:30 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Monday, April 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135180 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Monday, April 4, 2016 <BR> <BR> Today was a pretty awesome day. I woke up and checked my e-mail and had a lot of activity from friends congratulating me on the featured article on Spark People. Of course, I had to go check it out! What an honor and the feedback has been positive. My story isn't unique at all and there are lots of people ... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 23:33:12 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Sunday, April 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6134332 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday, April 3, 2016 <BR> <BR> Today has been a pretty uneventful day... nothing really planned other than going to have my nails done and a pedicure. I had a gel manicure early last month and actually, it still looked decent; but my nails had grown out so I had to have them re-painted... now I'm all spiffed up. The place I go does an awe... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 22:51:21 EST Run Run Rhonda! - Sat Apriil 2nd - Phoenix Pride Run Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133594 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Saturday, April 2, 2016 <BR> <BR> Up a little after 4am this morning. I had set my alarm for 4:30am however the DH was up and it woke me so I decided to just get up and get going. At about 4:35am I realized my alarm didn't go off and checked my phone. During the night sometime, my phone started to update and it froze up. Good thing DH wo... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 23:04:03 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Friday, April 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6132936 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Friday, April 1, 2016 <BR> <BR> Happy April Fool's Day! I could tell you I lost 10 pounds last month.... but I think you would all figure out quickly that was a joke. I stepped on the scale this morning knowing that I would be up for the month... but was disappointed anyway. In February, I lost 4 pounds but in March 2 1/2 of those pounds ... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 23:23:43 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Thursday, March 31st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6132094 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Thursday, March 31, 2016 <BR> <BR> So I was up early this morning all excited to check my email and see if I had made the cut on the MCM Lottery. Emails were being sent out starting at 6:00am EST ... so with much anticipation I looked and nada... nothing... goose egg boo hoo. I even checked to see if my credit card had been charged because s... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 22:26:19 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Wednesday, March 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131343 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Wednesday, March 30, 2016 <BR> <BR> For some reason, I woke up before daylight this morning. Maybe I am feeling rested... I don't know.. but I couldn't get back to sleep so I got up. Didn't have any running plans today so I just relaxed with coffee and the computer. Today it is beautiful and sunny out; but pretty cool for Southern AZ. <B... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 23:19:51 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Tuesday, March 29th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6130524 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Tuesday, March 29, 2016 <BR> <BR> It was definitely a little cooler out today. That was just fine as far as I was concerned as I had a long run on the schedule. I had planned to do it yesterday but changed plans with the trip to Chiracahua National Monument instead. So it actually worked out fine as I probably would have been too warm yes... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 22:46:07 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Monday, March 28th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6129765 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Monday, March 28, 2016 <BR> <BR> Started off the day with a 5 mile run. I had actually planned to do a long run today, however our friends wanted to go on a little adventure with us and were only able to do it today...so I have postponed my long run until tomorrow. Our friends are leaving town Wed and have plans tomorrow so today it was.... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 23:16:50 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Sunday, March 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6129024 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday, March 27, 2016 <BR> <BR> Had a wonderful Easter. Woke up early this morning and per normal, the sun was shining here in sunny AZ. Had some coffee and dinked on the computer a bit... then laced up my shoes for a 5 mile run. I took a different route today which takes me out of the housing area. There were a lot of runners and walke... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 23:45:40 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Saturday, March 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128319 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Saturday, March 26, 2016 <BR> <BR> Had a better day today. I woke up to a gorgeous sunny day and had a 5 mile run in mind. It is more difficult to run here in AZ than it is in Oregon. I'm a sea level girl and the elevation here in Green Valley is 3000 ft... so harder to run. I have a Half Marathon in Phoenix next week-end so I have a wee... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 22:51:24 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Friday, March 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6127695 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Friday, March 25, 2016 <BR> <BR> Today was a travel day... and again I haven't done well with my eating. I'm in a funk right now and for some reason feel "entitled" to eat whatever I want. It is really stinkin thinkin and it is stressful. I have stayed within a 10-15 pound range for the past 7 years but I have this fear that when I eat of... Fri, 25 Mar 2016 23:10:41 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Thursday, March 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6127015 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Thursday, March 24, 2016 <BR> <BR> Have to admit I'm pretty darn tired tonight. It has been go go go all day long. I did do a 30 min run on the treadmill this morning to get a jump start on the day.. and while it was hard it felt good when I finished. After breakfast I headed to the gym for weight training. Our regular trainer is out of ... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 22:42:06 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Wednesday, March 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6126360 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Wednesday, March 23, 2016 <BR> <BR> Decided to go ahead and do a treadmill run again this morning for 30 minutes rather than a power walk. I'll probably continue to do that tomorrow also until I'm able to get back on schedule... most likely next week after Easter. I also usually do my long run on Sunday but will wait to do it until Monday ... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 00:20:42 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Tuesday, March 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6125540 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Tuesday, March 22, 2016 <BR> <BR> This morning, instead of walking 30 minutes on the treadmill I did a slow run for 30 minutes. I typically do a 5 mile run on Tuesday but working I knew that there was no way I could get that done.. so did the best I could. 30 minutes is better than nothing. After breakfast, I headed to the gym for a weigh... Tue, 22 Mar 2016 23:15:46 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Monday, March 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6124782 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Monday, March 21, 2016 <BR> <BR> Been a busy day today. I slept just a little late so felt a bit rushed all morning. I did do 30 minutes on the treadmill before breakfast, and then afterwards I headed to the gym for Spin class. I was only able to stay 45 minutes (rather than an hour) in order to get to work on time. <BR> <BR> This week i... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 23:30:40 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Sunday, March 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6123935 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday, March 20, 2016 <BR> <BR> Got an early start this morning. For some reason our cat decided to start yowling around 5am and she didn't give up. Usually she will settle down but she wanted us up this morning so we finally gave in and got up. <BR> <BR> Today I was scheduled to do my long run. The weather looked pretty iffy outside ... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 23:08:28 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Saturday, March 19th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6123198 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Saturday, March 19, 2016 <BR> <BR> Today has been a good day.. on several fronts. First I am back on track with fitness and nutrition. Yay! I'm feeling so much better. I was telling my DH how I had fun on our 3 day trip, but I came home in a funk. I couldn't understand why and he reminded me that I'm an endorphin addict lol. Without a ... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 22:22:11 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Friday, March 18th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6122804 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Friday, March 18, 2016 <BR> <BR> Today we headed back home from Depoe Bay. Had a wonderful time with family and friends but I can't sustain that lifestyle. I came home and found myself in a real funk.. both physically and spiritually. I didn't do any time on the treadmill because I was in charge of breakfast so didn't feel I should take t... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 10:26:17 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Thursday, March 17th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6122155 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Thursday, March 17, 2016 <BR> <BR> Had another great day filled with family and friends. The weather has been stellar and today it was all sunshine with little to no wind. My sister and I were sitting outside on the patio in the afternoon and actually got a little too warm! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ff2a... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 10:56:21 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Wednesday, March 16, 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6121337 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Wednesday, March 16, 2016 <BR> <BR> Sorry I didn't get this posted last night. Had a busy day and then we played dominoes after dinner until almost midnight so I just ran out of gas. I was up early and did manage to go to the fitness center for a 30 minute power walk on the treadmill. That is really the only activity I got in for the days.... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 10:22:04 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Tuesday, March 15th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6120278 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Tuesday, March 15, 2016 <BR> <BR> Up early this morning with lots to do before leaving for 3 days. We are going down the Coast to Depoe Bay and staying in a Condo (Wyndham) with my Sis/BIL and 2 of their friends. I put in my 30 minutes on the treadmill before breakfast and then headed to the gym for Weight Training class. Today was Upper ... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 23:58:32 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Monday, March 14th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6119494 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Monday, March 14, 2016 <BR> <BR> I am so frustrated! I just spent 1/2 hour working on my blog and was literally on the last few lines and my computer froze up and I lost everything! Sigh.... It has been one of those days. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>487</em> Breakfast <BR> Oatmeal with diced apple, raisins, brown sugar and almond milk <BR> ... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:09:53 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Sunday, March 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6118643 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday, March 13, 2016 <BR> <BR> Today has been another super busy but very exciting day... it has been go go go. Got up a little later this morning due to change to daylight savings time and I was just fine with that. We stayed at a nice hotel in Portland that had a complimentary breakfast so after we got up we headed downstairs for break... Mon, 14 Mar 2016 00:24:41 EST Run Run Rhonda! - Sat March 12th - Tacoma St Paddy's Day Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6118165 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Saturday, March 12, 2016 <BR> <BR> Sorry I'm late getting my blog up. I had a very full day and just ran out of gas before I got it done. <BR> <BR> Started out the day early ...up at 5am as I was restless all night. We stayed at a very nice Hotel in Gig Harbor, WA but the pillows were those really puffy kind and I just couldn't get my ne... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 13:11:38 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Friday, March 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6117127 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Friday, March 11, 2016 <BR> <BR> Didn't do so well with my eating today... bummer! I started off pretty good but things deteriorated later in the day. I let myself get too hungry and that set off some not so good choices. <BR> <BR> I was up early this morning and put in my 30 minutes on the treadmill before breakfast. I spent a little ti... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 22:48:26 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Thursday, March 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6116399 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Thursday, March 10, 2016 <BR> <BR> Well, we survived the storm last night. The power did go out twice and the stuff blowing around outside looked like a scene from Wizard of Oz. We didn't have any damage, just a lot of debris to clean up. We looked out the window this morning and the neighbor down the hill wasn't as lucky. A tree split a... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 23:01:55 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Wednesday, March 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6115550 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Wednesday, March 9, 2016 <BR> <BR> Things are really rocking and rolling here on the Oregon Coast tonight. We currently are under a Hurricane Force Wind Warning and the power has been popping on and off for the past hour. It is possible that I may lose power before completing my blog so I'm going to go ahead and post.. and will update with... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 21:44:36 EST Strong and Lean in 2016 - Tuesday, March 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6114729 <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <em>370</em> <em>265</em> <em>289</em> <em>277</em> <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> Tuesday, March 8, 2016 <BR> <BR> I did it again... I overslept this morning. I like to be up by 6:30am but I refuse to set an alarm unless I have something that requires it. I was blasted awake by an alarm for too many years to put myself through that if I don't have really need to do it. So, no time for the treadmill before breakfast. I... Tue, 8 Mar 2016 22:34:13 EST