GUITARWOMAN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GUITARWOMAN GUITARWOMAN'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/ Oh What a Night.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969379 No, I am not going to quote you the Beach Boys song. Although it is now an ear worm going around in my head..... <BR> <BR> 147.2 this AM. Told you it was an anomaly. Earned 5 WW activity points yesterday. Ate on plan. <BR> <BR> I do believe I told you about a sore neck yesterday. Well, it got to a point that despite medication, it hurt so much I really did not sleep. Fitbit gave me a bit more than 4 hours, but really...each time I shifted I woke up. <BR> <BR> Finally raised my you ... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 20:26:01 EST My stove exploded! And other matters.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968858 Well, not really exploded. The oven element burned out and there was a loud buzz, plenty of smoke, and of course the circuit breaker flipped. Lucky this is a newer house and it is on its own line so nothing else damaged. Actually, once we flipped the breaker, most of the stove still works, burners and all, but I can't set the clock and I fear the control panel may be frizzed out. Anyway, I can still cook limitedly, and it is under a maintenance agreement and the repairman will be out on T... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 21:12:24 EST Sad day in the ER.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968145 A patient died. This was very unusual for the hospital where I volunteer, it is not a trauma centre. But it happens, the person went into arrest and could not be resuscitated. When there is such an emergency, visitors are barred from the ER for the duration. And, boy, do people get angry! Entitled!!! A family's loved one is dying and they get annoyed because they have to wait for half an hour. <BR> <BR> The saddest image for me was the floor near the cubicle. It was littered by the de... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 17:36:36 EST Still a bit yuck..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967587 147.5 this am, earned 6 www points yesterday. <BR> <BR> I had a strong stomach ache overnight and today has been some pain and some diarrhoea. I took an Imodium this afternoon and feel better. <BR> <BR> I stumbled and shuffled through my workout but actually finished it. I also did a 20 minute stroll later in the day to get my 5 miles in. <BR> <BR> And did 15 job applications for DH. <BR> <BR> After dinner time to rest. <BR> <BR> Brakes not done but there has been a great moving abo... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 19:25:48 EST Feeling better...normal routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966936 147.2 this AM, earned a whopping 0 WW activity minutes yesterday lol, ate below track yesterday. <BR> <BR> Well, this is more like it. Thanks all for your good wishes. Friday was actually frightening. My digestive system has a number of things wrong with it, and about once a year causes me so much pain that I imagine it is what a heart attack feels like. Although it's not. It absolutely rejects what I have just eaten, manufactures a huge amount of mucus, and then it all comes up with th... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 15:54:27 EST Sick yesterday and today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966662 Well. Was 147 this am with 5 we activity points earned yesterday. After I blogged, my stomach, which is usually giving me some problems ramped it up and I ended up sick and vomiting. Took it easy today, and am feeling better. I think the 147 is a blip because of the illness. I'll blog in more detail tomorrow. Take care everyone. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 23:56:07 EST Meh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966094 Or Feh? Ate on track yesterday, earned 8 WW activity points, 147.7 this AM. <BR> <BR> No eating on track today. Not quite a binge. This is after 4 days of doing well, although I must admit yesterday when I was out and about there were many temptations that I managed to avoid--just. <BR> <BR> The best thing is to get back on track for the rest of the day, enough said. <BR> <BR> Take care everyone. Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:35:06 EST A busy day, and a forgotten iPad.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965604 More about the iPad later... <BR> <BR> Ate on plan yesterday, earned 5 WW activity points, 147.8 this AM. <BR> <BR> Yes, busy day! <BR> <BR> I started with some housecleaning, and then my treadmill workout. I had to slow down for about 1 1/2 intervals, lost all of .1 mile from the total workout. I was then on the computer, putting down some of the information in writing for my consulting work (before I forgot it lol) and doing one job application for DH that had challenged me yesterday. ... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 19:36:01 EST I could write a book about my teeth.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965026 Later on the teeth. Ate on plan yesterday, 6 WW activity points earned, 147.6 this AM. <BR> <BR> My ER volunteer shift yesterday was very quiet, good for the nurses and doctors and especially the patients. There are a number of university student volunteers in the hospital this summer, the ones who want to be doctors and nurses and are looking for the volunteer experience. There is a nice young man who is also working in the ER, he has a good deal of initiative and arranges to shadow doct... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 17:37:04 EST Short Blog, early in the day..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964271 Blogging before I get showered and ready to go to my volunteer shift at the ER. I likely won't have time when I come home this afternoon, I have to make copies of the raw data that was given to me in preparation for the meeting tomorrow. <BR> <BR> 148.8 this AM, ate on plan yesterday, earned 5 WW activity points yesterday. Today will be a much more active day. <BR> <BR> The weather today is better, less humidity and cooler temperatures. <BR> <BR> The treadmill was difficult today for m... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 09:45:18 EST Challenges and other matters.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963889 Life goes on. <BR> <BR> Yesterday ended up a bit messy as DH did not eat lunch until 5 PM which meant a 9 PM dinner which led to my overeating. Not binging, overeating. 148.8 this AM, with 6 WW activity points earned yesterday. <BR> <BR> Used my new backpack yesterday, it feels a bit uncomfortable under the arms but I am going to give it some time to break in. It is comfortable on my back and is a joy to look at. <BR> <BR> Now, the interesting thing about yesterday is that we had two ve... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 17:06:39 EST Hot to the tenth power! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963220 Okay, it is hot again. Today I do not have to function too much in it--just in and out of the car to the supermarket. When DH gets back with the car. That's right, he has not fixed the other one yet. <BR> <BR> 148.6 This AM. Ate on plan yesterday, earned 9 WW activity points yesterday. <BR> <BR> Am blogging a bit early in the day, so only reporting housecleaning and treadmill so far. I will spend some time today working on the consulting work I do and seeing if I can make sense of the ... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 12:37:46 EST Hot! Hot! Hot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962907 You may be guessing we had one of those tropical days we get once in a while here in the Great White North, and you are correct. It happened on Saturday, the day I do a 6 mile round trip walk to synagogue. Quite difficult, I never would have done it otherwise. I do believe I have rehydrated myself and am now okay. <BR> <BR> Ate on plan yesterday, earned 6 WW activity points, 150 this AM. <BR> <BR> Spent a quite afternoon in (air conditioned) home recovering from the walk. I have done ... Sat, 18 Jul 2015 20:42:41 EST Life is progressing as best as can be expected.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5962377 For me, that is a wild cry of optimism. <BR> <BR> Did not track food yesterday, 150.3 this AM, earned 8 WW activity points yesterday. No regrets, needed to reboot, and today I am tracking. <BR> <BR> So, let's see. I met with my employer for consultation in a local coffee shop, a hub of independent business, really. He gave me some raw data that is a bit of a mess. I will do what I can to straighten it out, and then will meet with him to see if he is okay with it or if changes are necess... Fri, 17 Jul 2015 17:52:09 EST Yesterday went downhill, but just a bit..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961650 Overate yesterday, but not a binge. 148.9 this AM. Earned 6 WW activity points yesterday. <BR> <BR> Another evening of some conflictual relationship, leading to some overeating. But I got some things out that I had been keeping in, so that is good. <BR> <BR> Today is another day, and I have decided not to track food today. Need a break. I am still exercising as usual. I will be on my way to a meeting with the gentleman I do consulting work for, and then a volunteer shift at the hospit... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 09:52:05 EST Busy days...birthday day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961278 Ate on plan yesterday, earned 9 WW activity points yesterday, 147.6 this AM. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was incredibly hot and humid, like you could literally wring the moisture out of the air. Plus a pollution alert. We had some on and off showers, no really violent weather, and then, in the middle of the night, whoosh! We got our cold wind from the North (that is a song, by the way) and woke up to sparkle at 7 degrees C. Of course, windows and back door were opened, A/C turned off, and the ai... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 14:52:21 EST Short entry, early in the day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960566 Blogging now as I will be away from the house for much of the day, and thunderstorms are predicted later and I do not use my computer in thunderstorms. <BR> <BR> Ate on track yesterday, earned 6 WW activity points, a much calmer day. 148.4 this AM. <BR> <BR> Spent most of the day on job applications for DH. Now, this is a new experience. You used to prepare a cover letter and send it in to whoever was hiring with your CV. That still happens a bit, but most job sites send you to self-m... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 09:11:31 EST Bad day.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960199 Yesterday started out not so good and went quite down the pipes by the end. <BR> <BR> Did not eat on plan, earned 6 WW activity points, 148.7 today. <BR> <BR> Before I start my saga, I do want to say that I have to remember that I started this journey at 212 pounds in 2009. I can hold the weight below 150 so I will say that I have permanently lost 62 pounds, which is far from nothing.. <BR> <BR> Okay. I did not feel well yesterday, tired and achy, functioning was difficult. I was especi... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 14:56:51 EST Just paid my phone bill...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959616 I have not much of an idea why this is important....I've got a robust iPhone with a robust plan and pay a bit for the privilege....it is my way to stay connected and to use all the fitness and food apps and trackers available now. And I grew up in the era of manual typewriters! <BR> <BR> Ate on plan yesterday, 146.2 this AM, earned 9 WW activity points yesterday. Watched a Cronenberg movie with DH called Cosmopolis. Odd. Very odd. I've never seen Robert Pattinson play a vampire but in t... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 15:27:27 EST A HOT WALK TODAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959256 Ate on plan yesterday, 146.5 this morning, earned 5 WW activity points yesterday. <BR> <BR> Despite my wishes for a slower day, still put more than 6 miles on the fitbit... <BR> <BR> Played guitar yesterday as well, still practicing Minuet in G and reviewing some of the lute music. There is a lot of research about playing music that says it gets your brain to work in novel ways and just fires up those old neurons! A connection between emotion and motor activity and cognition (for reading ... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 21:01:37 EST It's Friday.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958617 Ate on plan yesterday, 146.2 today, earned 9 WW activity points yesterday. <BR> <BR> I am going to take a "rest day" today, which means I don't want to walk much more than 5 miles. I did over eight yesterday, legs are sore, and big walk scheduled for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> This morning was treadmill and housecleaning, and I will cook this afternoon. Also, a real estate agent is coming over, invited by DH, don't know why as we are not ready to sell our house, having no idea where we are goi... Fri, 10 Jul 2015 12:51:45 EST Where was I? New glasses, ICU volunteer shift.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958302 Oh yes, yesterday morning. First, ate on plan yesterday, 146.6 this am, earned 5 WW activity points yesterday. <BR> <BR> So I went to the post office to return my defective super-duper scale, and was really pleasantly shocked that the whole process worked. Did not have to pay postage, and even got a tracking number. Then off to the dentist for tooth cleaning, then home again to do some more job applications for DH. <BR> <BR> Today started with a trip to Costco to pick up my new glasses. ... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 21:40:16 EST I missed a day blogging, here's the catch up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957471 So where was I. <BR> <BR> Monday and Tuesday ate on plan, weight 147.5 Tuesday and 146.9 today. Earned 5 WW activity points on Monday and 8 on Tuesday. <BR> <BR> So, Monday, we went out to eat quite late. Got the restaurant for lunch at 4 PM. Found it was closed until 5 PM. Argument with DH ensued as to how he has a hard time keeping to any schedule. And he wants to work full time at a demanding job? Anyway, went for coffee for an hour, went back to the restaurant, found the menu had ... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 10:47:46 EST It's Monday...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956421 When you are retired, the days kind of flow together.....I do believe that is a reward for working for 30+ years in jobs that are not always wonderful and fulfilling, so yes it is Monday. <BR> <BR> Weight 149.2, ate on plan yesterday except for one exception, earned 6 WW activity points yesterday. <BR> <BR> So far today I have worked out, did an extra ten minute stroll on the treadmill, ate breakfast, and have been working on the computer searching out jobs for DH and so on. I did decide t... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 13:46:50 EST Tired today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955866 Watched a movie with DH yesterday evening and then finally finished tuning up my equipment. My mac had an operating system update scheduled and that took some time--worked without any problems however. I then backed up the system, which took more time.... So I'm tired today! <BR> <BR> Weight 148.2 this AM, ate on plan yesterday, and earned 9 WW activity points. <BR> <BR> Today has been so far devoted to cleaning, and tread milling, and showering. Waiting for DH to return from dental app... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 14:24:02 EST Warming up.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955538 Our first warm, humid day in quite a while. Air conditioning greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Ate on track yesterday, earned 5 WW activity points. Today, weight is 149.7 and earned so far 8 WW activity points. <BR> <BR> Was on the guitar a bit yesterday, gave Renaissance lute music a rest and turned to Bach's Minuet in G. Question--what key is the Minuet in G in lol! You can substitute the Canon in D if you want to. Seriously, the Minuet works out as a nice piece for solo classical guita... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 20:01:08 EST Ordered new glasses! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954955 So, life goes along. I did not follow plan yesterday, and am weighing in at 150.3 today. As all my fellow-bingers know, a lot of this is temporary. I did walk close to 7 miles and earned 7 WW activity points through fitbit tracking. <BR> <BR> After my time at the Apple sore, which was successful, settings modified the way I want them and new knowledge about photos on my iPhone--did you know you can edit photos on the iPhone?--I went off to Costco to explore glasses. I find they are the l... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 13:01:56 EST At the Apple Store..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5954432 Waiting for some training and some assistance in managing settings. The $100 for one on one is the best $100 I have ever spent in terms of training, assistance, and a friendly person to check in with when I am working on difficult stuff like file organization. <BR> <BR> Spent a quiet Canada day yesterday marred a bit by someone who was setting off fireworks that appeared as close as my backyard--I think they were next door. I did some job applications for DH. Now, he is applying for som... Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:57:52 EST Happy Canada Day, eh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953925 Hello all, change in blog presentation. A lot more informal and I hope interesting. <BR> <BR> I'm on plan on WW. 147.9 pounds, earned 8 WW activity points yesterday. <BR> <BR> I'm going to continue my 5 mile a day challenge on my Friend Feed. It was worthwhile, I sometimes had to do a second treadmill session to get there, which believe me I would normally not do. So benefits accrued. <BR> <BR> Busy day yesterday. I started with my Jewish philosophy class, last one before a summer bre... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 12:26:03 EST June 28 Day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952907 148.6 pounds Earned 5 WW activity points through fitbit tracking. Ate 25 of 26 Daily points. <BR> <BR> A busy day, as is most Sundays. A round of housecleaning, and then a 5K walk on the treadmill. After that it was grocery shopping, and then a bit of computer time and a discussion with DH about roofing for the house. Our current shingles are getting as curly as my hair lol and need to be replaced. I never figured that there were so many companies that make shingles in a bewildering ra... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 17:12:44 EST June 27 Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952272 147.3 pounds. Earned 3 WW activity points. Missed out on walk to synagogue due to rain, but I did do a neighbourhood walk in the morning before the rain started. For me, walking outside is pretty overrated. It was not too bad today, as it was cool and cloudy. But usually I do not like toe sun, or bugs, or too much wind. <BR> <BR> Today was a binge day, not tracked on WW. No analysis or recrimination. On to a better day tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Take care all. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 15:48:00 EST June 26 Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952270 147.1 pounds. Earned 5 WW activity points through fitbit measurement. Ate 26 of 26 daily ww points and 1 WW activity point. Ate 1 chocolate chip cookie and otherwise healthy. <BR> <BR> Fridays are busy days for me, with a morning's worth of housecleaning after the treadmill and cooking in the afternoon. Boring, right. I also did 10 minutes of a stroll on the treadmill to up my mileage. <BR> <BR> Take care all. <BR> <BR> Sun, 28 Jun 2015 15:44:44 EST June 25 addendum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951473 Forgot to mention that I did a 25 minute 3mph stroll on the treadmill in the PM. Fri, 26 Jun 2015 19:06:15 EST June 25 Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5951395 145.9 ounds Earned 6 WW activity points through fitbit tracking Ate 26 of 26 WW daily points and 4 activity points. <BR> <BR> Not such a good day. Spent most of it on the computer in job search for DH. He is highly trained and experienced in his profession, but is also 70 years old. Who wants to hire a 70 year old? When I was working and hiring staff, I would not think of it. <BR> <BR> Good news is that I am seeing my opthamologist next Tuesday. When I do the job searches on the comp... Fri, 26 Jun 2015 15:04:29 EST June 24 Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950780 145.6 pounds. Earned 7 WW activity points through fitbit tracking. Ate 26 of 26 WW daily points and 1 activity point. <BR> <BR> After the usual morning, working out, eating breakfast, showering, etc., I met in a local coffee shop with a gentleman I am doing some consulting work for. For those of us involved in the consulting/occasional employment life. it is amazing how coffee shops serve as our offices. My meetings last about an hour and we both buy coffee. But, I have seen folks who ... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 10:56:35 EST June 23 Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5950340 146.1 pounds Earned 8 WW activity points through fitbit tracking. Ate 26 of 26 WW daily points and 4 Activity points. <BR> <BR> I was hungry today, so ate a bit more than usual. It was all healthy. I have to remember that I am tracking a process and not an outcome. So all is good. <BR> <BR> I like my Tuesdays. I started with my Jewish philosophy and weekly Torah portion class (that sadly breaks for the summer) and then went to my shift in the emergency department in my local hospital.... Wed, 24 Jun 2015 14:37:38 EST June 22 2015 Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949845 146.1 pounds Earned 6 WW Activity points through fitbit tracking. Ate 25 of 26 WW daily points. <BR> <BR> Another difficult dental appointment. I had two cavities to be filled that turned into four as contiguous teeth were also affected. 1 1/2 hours in the dentist's chair. I did a bit better with eating today as one side of my mouth was completely unaffected and I chewed there. I had a lot of post appointment pain and had to take an advil by mid afternoon. Another at bedtime got me th... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 16:53:56 EST June 21 2015 Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949214 146.3 pounds. Earned 7 WW activity points through fitbit tracking. Ate 26 of 26 WW daily points and 1 WW activity point. <BR> <BR> Hooray! Did not feel tired and ill today. Sunday is an active day for me. There is housecleaning, and treadmill, and grocery shopping, and the usual household cooking and washing. Plus, I put an extra trip into Walmart because most of my bath and hand towels are shredding (they owe me nothing, they have lasted a good long while) and I needed some replacemen... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:31:17 EST June 20 2015 Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948649 146.3 pounds. Earned 9 WW activity points through fitbit tracking. Ate 26 of 26 WW daily points and 2 WW activity points. <BR> <BR> Another difficult day. Saturdays are the days I put a lot (for me) of mileage on because I walk to and from synagogue, about three miles each way. Woke up so tired I did not feel I had slept at all. Fell asleep during the Rabbi's talk. Shame on me. <BR> <BR> Got home all right where I had a filling and satisfying lunch. I usually spend my Saturday afte... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 12:44:15 EST June 19 2015 Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948396 145 pounds. Earned 5 WW activity points through fitbit tracking. Ate 26 of 26 WW daily points and 1 WW activity points. <BR> <BR> A difficult day for sure. I woke up feeling hungry and weak. Don't quite understand it, I am eating my full WW allotment. I drink a cup of soy milk in the morning when I take my vitamins and supplements, and that usually holds me through my workout until breakfast. But, this morning, I had to actually take a break in my treadmill routine, although I did do t... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 22:23:25 EST June 18 2015 Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947806 145.6 pounds. Earned 6 WW activity points through fitbit tracking. Ate 26 of 26 WW daily points. <BR> <BR> Yesterday taught me something about protein. I will explain. After a morning of working out, housecleaning, etc., I took off in the afternoon to attend a forum put on by an organization I volunteer for. There is a gentleman who lives quite near me who usually does the driving, but he was at a pre-meeting so if I could get there myself he would gladly drive me back. <BR> <BR> Not... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 14:53:48 EST June 17 2015 Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947131 146.2 pounds. Earned 6 WW activity points through fitbit tracking. Ate 26 of 26 WW daily points and 1 WW activity point. <BR> <BR> Got to sleep very late (for me) after Tuesday night's movie, and I can't really sleep in anymore--I just wake up.. So, I was really tired today. My fitbit only clocked a bit more than 5 hours sleep. It is really true that when you are tired it is hard to manage your food. Ideas of eating junk just kept popping into my head when I was not at all hungry. I wa... Thu, 18 Jun 2015 09:58:11 EST June 16 2015 Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5946610 147.9 pounds, Ate 26 of my 26 daily WW points. Earned 7 WW fitness points. <BR> <BR> I modified my WW settings yesterday. Instead of letting the fitness points accumulate over a week, they disappear at the end of each day. That way, if I don't use them for the day, I lose them. Keeps me honest. <BR> <BR> Better day today. It started with a regular class I take in Jewish philosophy and the weekly Torah portion. It is sometimes a bit above me, but it keeps me thinking and my brain enga... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 10:53:18 EST June 15 2015 Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5946213 149.6 pounds <BR> <BR> Ate 22 of my 26 daily WW points <BR> <BR> Earned 7 WW fitness points through fitbit syncing. <BR> <BR> Now, I very, very rarely eat under my WW points. I did so not because I wanted some fabulous start to the month, but because I had a dental crown put in place plus five cavities filled and could not chew very well! Have you ever noticed that healthy food is not typically soft? What is soft is cake, and ice cream, and so on. <BR> <BR> A word about my dental situa... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 16:57:13 EST Counting down a month to my birthday--eating on plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945103 Hello all. <BR> <BR> So I realized yesterday that starting tomorrow it is a month to my birthday. And an idea popped into my head. Or came to fruition after bouncing around for a while. The mind is truly an amazing thing. <BR> <BR> If you follow my friend feed, you will see that I am striving to do at least five miles a day in June. So far so good. If I treadmill in the morning and then go out a do some general activity, I nail it. If I am at home for the day, I will have to take a s... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 18:16:12 EST My New Year's Resolution http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845052 So, I finally have figured one out; a very long term goal, but worth it. <BR> <BR> I am 66 years old. In talking with some of my friends of similar age, we came upon information that the ages 80-85 are the dangerous ones where you can become seriously ill and pass away, If you make it past 85, you have a good chance of moving into your 90's and beyond. <BR> <BR> So, my resolution is simple--to make it to 85. <BR> <BR> What am I doing to get there? <BR> <BR> Living well within my and DH'... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 19:37:29 EST Fitbit and the Treadmill http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758313 Okay, so I do the same exercise every day. I walk on the treadmill for the same length of time, same speed, use the same incline intervals, and swing my arms for the same periods of time. Works for me. <BR> <BR> And, most always, my fitbit registers 46-48 active minutes. Which puts me nicely into my green zone, and makes me happy. <BR> <BR> But every once in a while, I get less. 22 minutes. 31 minutes. <BR> <BR> At first, I would email fitbit Help in a huff, state the activity track... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 14:00:26 EST Tooth Extraction and Ice Cream http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755323 So, in my unfortunate journey to what will probably be a mouthful of more implants than teeth, I had a molar extracted today. It had been drilled and filled so many times its roots just closed up and died, and there wasn't enough tooth left to put on a crown anyway, so out it went. Sigh. <BR> <BR> It was a complicated surgical extraction, as the tooth next to it is root canaled and crowned, and could have been damaged. That means the tooth went out in pieces. As well, there was a risk t... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 20:26:59 EST today is the first day of my streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569890 Well, Friday held together but yesterday was a bust. <BR> <BR> But, I am optimistic, and am starting again. A five day streak for me these days is pretty good. <BR> <BR> to get off the subject of me, we have ahd a really bad (no exaggeration) ice storm in my neck of the woods. It has been going on for a few days. In Toronto proper, there are 250,00 thousand people without power, the streetcars are not running, a couple or hospitals are without power. Most of the damage is from tree lim... Sun, 22 Dec 2013 14:08:21 EST yesterday was the fourth day of my streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568678 Actually a very quiet day, I was home by myself nnd was able to do what I wanted to when I wanted to, low stress and easy to follow plan? <BR> <BR> Well, yesterday, yes. But, for all you emotional eaters our there, you will realize I had a sterling opportunity to eat what I wanted, no need to sneak food, a day long binge! <BR> <BR> But I didn't. Public accountability, and desire to avoid stomach upset. <BR> <BR> So it goes. <BR> <BR> Today is a bit harder. DH is home, and his presence ... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 12:09:17 EST