GREENE2010's SparkPeople Blog GREENE2010's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Hello It's fast approaching my year anniversary May 23rd. My goal weight was 243. My <BR> weigh in yesterday , my weight was 267. A year ago on May 23rd I weighed in at 293. <BR> This is very encouraging! Slow but steady weight loss. This year has been an experience that has me looking forward to the coming years weight loss goals not dreading the challenges ahead. Wed, 30 Apr 2014 20:24:23 EST Parking In the city where I live parking can be a challenge but my spark activity has eased the challenge for me. Two days a week we have alternate street parking so city street sweepers can clean the street without cars blocking their path. Limited parking spaces available now is reduced by half the spaces. Many times when a space has opened up before the parking enforcers issue tickets I've dashed out my door at the same time another parking space hunter has dashed out and have been beaten every... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 12:29:20 EST Do What U Can This weeks challenge will be fitness. Fitness for me now is a routine of walking , wii fit training in aerobics, and 5-6 sets of arm exercises. Sometimes when outside interference seems more overwhelming then my desire to complete my fitness routine than I have a challenge. The challenge could be overcoming low energy, illness, busy schedule. Whatever form the challenge appears my attitude is do whatever needs to be done to get some exercise in to my day even if its just five minutes. My... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 07:45:59 EST New Month New Challenges July means for my part of the country that we are in to real summer weather. For the east coast that means high temperatures, daily thunderstorms. My appetite needs encouragement during the hot days of summer. Salads are a definite mainstay in summer. Salads are easy to prepare. There is little need to be in a kitchen hot with pots boiling or the heat from the oven grill when all the mixing for a salad come from the fridge. My salads are usually made with just a few ingredients. Red le... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 21:52:01 EST Piece by Piece <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Today the barrier was broken. The barrier that I would not do 30 mins of exercise. The treadmill was first today. At 14.9 minutes I wanted desperately to quit. Switching music I continued to the beat of the song. I peeped thru my now closed eyes and saw 18.9 mins. My goal was at least 20 mins on the treadmill. Pushing forward at the end of the song the screen displayed 20.50. Victory! <BR> <BR> Next 10 easy minutes on the wii free step gave me my first 30+ m... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 20:31:10 EST Slow but Sure Start Today was is afree day. Packing lunch to accommodate a 12 1/2 hour work day two or three days combined can be a bit time consuming. All the weighing, counting calories and combining foods to make a low calories meal is time consuming. But today my concentration was trying to get my exercise completed. Using the wii machine and the tread mill along with my dumb bells got it done for me today. <BR> <BR> There were three separate sets of exercise periods. Frist I completed a 10 minute fre... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 23:26:16 EST I feel WELCOME! Thanks to everyone who added me as a friend. I truly need the assistance of all sparks. <BR> As I was relaying to you all yesterday after I fill all the containers then I store them and begin my calorie count via my spark tracker. It can be overwhelming when you are tracking for three days at a time. However thank GOD for the copy function. When a meal is duplicated like my favorite salad ,"red leaf lettuce, green leaf lettuce, grape tomatoes with roasted salmon bits sprinkled on top,... Wed, 26 Jun 2013 09:31:13 EST Getting thru the day! Perhaps I should say eating my way thru the day. This tracking what I eat every day is new for me. When I read your blogs it sounds like the process of counting calories, picking healthy foods and matching carbs and proteins etc is so very easy. Let me tell you a little about my life and you will see where my problem exist. <BR> <BR> Recently my hours at worked changed to 12 and 1/2 hour days. Never worked that many hours in a day ever. So for the past two weeks I have felt discombobul... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 10:39:27 EST