GZELLEFRO's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=GZELLEFRO GZELLEFRO'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/ The Big Fat Lie We've Believed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349740 How many times do we talk down to ourselves? We've been brainwashed! I think part of it is from the media: Hollywood, magazines, our "friends", or well-meaning family members, but finally it doesn't matter who or what or why we have developed these feelings. Somehow we've gotten it into our heads that we're lesser people if we aren't skinny, pretty, talented, or whatever, just fill in the blank. There's a million reasons we don't feel like we're worth it. But you know what? That's a BIG... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:34:35 EST You Can Do This! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347983 I feel defeated a lot of the time, but I tell myself that when I get side tracked and overeat or eat the wrong foods, I am making these healthy changes for the rest of my life. <BR> <BR> I try not to measure my efforts by one day or one week or one month, even. <BR> <BR> I've found it's a mental mindset! I'm doing this for the rest of my life, and I am allowed to have a slip up, but I get back up again, dust myself off, and continue on. <BR> <BR> We're all a work in progress! We're never a... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 11:37:52 EST Ah June, my favorite month of the year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178492 June, how I love you! <BR> You bring in the summer with sunshine, <em>67</em> and flowers. <em>375</em> <BR> June, how I yearn for you throughout the rest of the year! <BR> You are fresh mown grass and hours in the pool, time spent walking the beach. <em>298</em> <BR> June, you are my favorite month! <BR> You remind me of days gone by, of camping, and picnicking, and hiking. <BR> June, how I wish I could stretch you out for the whole year! <BR> You are fireflies and kids playing in ... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 18:01:23 EST Sad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166264 I got the news from my orthopedist that I broke my tibia when I fell off my horse a couple of weeks ago. He originally thought that I had torn my acl and did not recommend surgery at my age. What?! <em>234</em> I have at least 30 years of good living left!! Anyway, this is good news because a break is not as serious as the tear, so I'm glad for that, but it's bad news because I have to stay off of my leg for the next five weeks and then go back to him and he'll tell me what to do from ... Thu, 19 May 2016 11:41:39 EST Cathe Friedrich Fan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960373 I just got my new DVD collection from Cathe Friedrich! I'm pumped! It's "Ripped with HiiT" 9 workouts, and I'm going to get started on it tomorrow! So excited! I love to work out to Cathe <BR> She is very challenging, but beginners can work out to them too. She gives modifications so you can work up to the advanced level. I just had to share that I got a new workout DVD routine!! I can't wait to do it! <em>362</em> <BR> <BR> That's how I keep myself motivated, by doing different... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:14:05 EST Yucky day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717395 Had a horrible day at work. However, I'm over it...mostly. I've decided that I'm not going to let the cattiness and petty jealousies of little people bring me down. I know the truth of the matters and will move on from here. <BR> <BR> I am off work tomorrow, which is a great thing! I'm just going to veg out and sit t the pool and ride horses and just relax! Hopefully I'll even get to see Layla! <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful weekend all! <em>334</em> Fri, 13 Jun 2014 19:03:58 EST Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651167 Just read an article here about having an attitude of gratitude. Here's what I'm thankful for today: <BR> 1) Got to spend time with Layla, granddaughter <BR> 2) Got to spend time with daughter, Ashley <BR> 3) Got to get out and weed my flower garden, a little bit <BR> 4) Got to walk for about 25 minutes <BR> 5) Got to spend quality time with hubby <BR> 6) Got to spend more time with granddaughters and daughter <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I'm working on being thankful, instead of depressed. ... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:00:58 EST Breaking up is hard to do! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647369 I've had a love affair with chocolate for as long as I can remember. It's gotten to be such a problem! I'm trying to taper off of it, but wooee! it's sooo hard. Anyone have any pointers? I get really mean if I don't have my chocolate (not really), but I do get fidgety, etc. Please help! It's harder when I can't get outside to play with the horses too, btw <BR> <em>493</em> <BR> <BR> Anyone have any ideas on how to deal with restless leg syndrome? At least that's what I think it is... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:50:46 EST Horses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645763 It was such a nice day out, I got to go out and play with my horses. So fulfilling! They love you no matter what kind of day you're having. They relieve the stress I'm feeling about the kids and just make me feel like there's nothing in the world but them. I do love them dearly. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone else is having a great week so far. God bless you all! <em>41</em> Tue, 11 Mar 2014 22:53:47 EST Sunny day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640818 It's amazing to me how much the sun can do for my attitude!! Woo hoo! I feel like dynamite! I'm so ready for Spring and Summer! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, I've got a neck and shoulder ache. However, i have been exercising pretty hard, and decided to take the day off. <BR> <BR> We got news that our daughter and son-in-law are moving to St. James. I'm bummed! I will miss my little girls. I hate it, but it would be good for them. He's getting a job there, hopefully, and i... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 21:32:47 EST Jumping the Gun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638721 I may be jumping the gun a little. I am going to go ahead and proceed however! I saw on Pinterest that you can use a clear plastic tub with lid for a mini greenhouse, so I've planted my broccoli, onions, tomatoes, & red leaf lettuce in small jiffy pots. I'm having a little trouble however because only the broccoli has sprouted and it's been plenty of time, so I replanted everything else again. I also noticed a little mold growing on the top soil, so I stirred it up a little and cracked th... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 15:29:01 EST Getting back in the groove http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638095 Got back to the old homestead. Things were well taken care of by our daughter! Thanks so much sis. <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> I was impressed by the generosity and kindness of our nephew's friends. They were so sweet to us, when they were hurting. The memorial was wonderful. We set off Japanese lanterns one night in memory of him. He died right in front of the ocean. It's a beautiful spot. I know people go through loss every day, but I've never really had anyone close to me die. It ... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 22:29:08 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627762 My friends, I am so thankful for all of you. Your prayers and hugs and thoughtful and kind words and spark goodies are so appreciated. I can't even begin to tell you how much it means to me and my family. <BR> <BR> I may not be able to get online while I'm gone, so I just wanted you all to know that I/we appreciate it so much! <em>247</em> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 22:01:20 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624329 Just wanted to clarify a few things about my nephew's death. He was skateboarding on the sidewalk and a 17 year old girl, who was drunk hit him and left the scene. She was later arrested and put in juvenile detention. She had two other kids with her, which is illegal in CA. She's being charged with vehicular manslaughter, hit and run, and DWI. This is such a tragedy all the way around because her life is now going to be ruined if she's tried as an adult and convicted. My nephew's life ... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 22:40:30 EST Grieving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623527 We got some really bad news today. My husband's youngest brother's son was killed by a hit and run last night while he was skate boarding. He just turned 20. They caught the girl-a 17 year old! And she was drunk! They're doing an autopsy, and we don't know how long it'll be before they have the funeral. They live in California, so we'll be making a trip to San Diego in a week or so. <BR> <BR> I'm asking for prayers for them if you all wouldn't mind. We're all kind of numb. Thanks ... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 22:45:56 EST New DVD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620783 Got a new workout DVD Friday. It's Cathe Friedrich's Cardio Fusion. It was almost 90 min! It was a lot of fun though. It's divided into three segments (other than warmup and stretching) consisting of Low Impact Circuit on the step, Body Max consisting of 4 power circuits without weights, and six Drill Max drills, high impact. It went by so fast, I didn't even realize how long it was. I used a six inch step all the way through; they used one more riser than I did until the drill section, a... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 21:09:07 EST Good weekend? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619787 Had a good weekend? We started putting baseboard down in the basement. DH is a perfectionist and got frustrated because even though we cut the angles at 45 degrees, they didn't match up correctly a lot of times. I guess this is normal, but talk about frustrating! I have to say that I get frustrated pretty easily, so we don't even have to go there!! <em>334</em> We didn't even get one room done and we worked at it for about 4 hours. I guess that's what you get when you try to do some... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 20:58:57 EST Mo Mo Mo Motivation!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613515 I saw this on another person's spark page and wanted to send it to you guys. Thanks for all your encouraging remarks!! I'm so thankful for you. I am aware that this is just a bump in the road and I'll make it through...if I don't give up. Have a great week, all. God bless you! <BR> <BR> When things go wrong as they sometimes will, <BR> When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, <BR> When the funds are low, and the debts are high, <BR> And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, <B... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 23:31:25 EST Life's not easy sometimes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611572 Still doing well with my exercise streak. Today is the first day (I think) that I have just sat around and done absolutely nothing (exercise wise)! I have been knitting a scarf. That's good and bad. Good because my streak is coming along, but bad because it kind of makes me feel guilty. However, I feel that I need a break...I'm so tired. I'm not going to dwell on it, so onward! <BR> <BR> The other thing that I'm struggling with is eating right. I start out the day eating right. I sta... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 21:36:32 EST What a great Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605635 I got plenty of sleep last night. Woo hoo! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I unfortunately, got up at noon and always feel like I wasted a lot of the day. <em>24</em> But I then went outside directly after eating breakfast <em>4</em> . I carried hay to the horses and went out in the pasture and removed all but one of their halters. I also fed the cows and chickens. <BR> <BR> I thought it'd be a great day to walk down to the meadow and help my hubby with cutting a tree down. It's prob... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 21:00:15 EST Klutz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5603752 <em>20</em> I was breaking ice on the horse's trough the other day with the axe. You know it's not going to be good, don't you? Don't worry...I didn't cut anything off. So, I hit the ice and smashed my index finger between the axe handle and the rim of the trough. I had on gloves, but I was sure I'd broken the skin. When I took them off, not even a blood blister. Couldn't believe it!! I burst some veins apparently because it turned black and blue and swelled up about twice the size i... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 20:42:17 EST Bodymedia band http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601570 <em>211</em> I'm not sure my band is working correctly. It doesn't ever record my yoga and today it says I only burned 1400 or so calories, when Sunday it says I burned over 2000. I did less Sunday than I did today. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Guess I'll call or write them and see what they say. <BR> <BR> Still sticking to exercising! Ready for the new week and to get on with it. Hoping that I'm gonna start seeing some reductions in my clothes. <em>9</em> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 18:57:27 EST Hurting? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5595263 Just checking in. It occurs to me that I have a great life!! I have a great husband, great kids, great grandkids, I have my health and there's so much more...I don't want to sound like I'm bragging. I'm so thankful that God has blessed me and I wish to pas those blessings onto those of you who are hurting. <BR> <BR> I've come to the conclusion that no matter how bad I think it is, there's always someone out there who has it worse than me. That helps me when I'm down in the dumps. Keeps ... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:09:14 EST Happy Weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590470 Got to exercise today again. Woohoo for me! <BR> <BR> I hope this is a turning point and that I can keep it up. <BR> <BR> How are you all doing? I'm hoping that you can get a streak going. That's what I decided to do. And I'm very competitive, so I'm competing against myself. I'm working to see how far I can go. <em>244</em> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 17:21:01 EST Day 5 and counting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589581 Worked out again today. Am so happy and feel accomplished! Hope everyone has a great weekend!! God bless you! <em>381</em> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:33:22 EST Keeping it real!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588385 <em>247</em> This weather is such a bummer, but I've made myself exercise, and I'm not suffering with the depression that I had been. The absolutely cool thing is that I have exercised today and the last 3 days. I'm very happy!! I am determined to continue this streak! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was difficult because our granddaughter spent the night Tuesday and then was here all day yesterday, so I didn't think I was going to get to exercise. However, after my kids picked her up, I put my ... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 17:58:07 EST I'm streaking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585971 Okay so it's just a two day streak, but we've all gotta start somewhere, right?! I've exercised for two days in a row! I've decided to do some sort of exercise every day! Even if it's just walking to the mailbox (1/4 of a mile). But I feel so good about it!! <BR> <BR> I'm missing my horses. It's been so cold and snowy here that I can't get out and ride. <em>39</em> I'm just wishing that I could take them somewhere indoors to ride. I guess I should look into it. Wish me luck!! <B... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 18:11:00 EST Staying warm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583558 We didn't get as much snow as they were predicting, thank God! However, it's been super windy and extremely cold here today. I didn't even go outside. I did rearrange my bookshelves, so I count that as exercise today. Tomorrow is a new day and I'm planning on getting up early and exercising early, then getting some sewing done. I have about 11 quilts somewhere in progress. I have about 4 that need hemming. I hate hemming! But my sister is expecting one of them and so I must! <BR> <BR... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 21:18:01 EST Waiting for the snow and bitter cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581104 Is it spring yet?! <em>425</em> <em>259</em> We're expecting 5-7 inches of snow, which is bad enough, but Monday it's supposed to be 10 degrees for the high and -8 for the low! Yikes, when did I move to Alaska?! Sheesh, I know I will be holed up In my house with my blankie and a couple of good books. It's when the weather is like this that it is the hardest for me to exercise. I would really like to move back to southern NM or AZ. But I guess I've got to bloom where I'm planted.... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 18:34:55 EST New Year and New TV http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576258 Got a new TV and when we got it home (even though we did research TVs) there weren't enough AV ports on the back. We found out that they really aren't putting as many ports as they used to. So took the TV back and had to go to another store to get a different TV. My hubby is not a shopper, and boy! was it a trial! for both of us!! But we did get a different one and it works and we're both happy now! lol <BR> <BR> I just wanted to wish everyone a healthy and happy new year! God bless you... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 03:42:44 EST Broken TV http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568356 I thought that I had conquered the TV dilemma, but we found out yesterday that it's not going to come back on again. <em>24</em> We've tried everything, but it still won't come on. So I guess my Christmas gift is going to be a new TV. I hate shopping for that kind of thing! <BR> <BR> On a happier note, at least we have a smaller TV that I can run my exercise videos on. We've figured out that dvd player's problem too, so I got to exercise the last three days! Yeah! I'm so glad that I've... Thu, 19 Dec 2013 23:35:24 EST And I still worked out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562440 Yeah for me! I went to exercise and the TV wouldn't turn on, no matter what I did, so I went downstairs and found out that the DVD player wasn't hooked up. I hooked it up and started exercising and just as I got through the warmup, the TV went blank. I wiggled the cords, it started back up again, and started exercising again. It went blank again and, of course, I wanted to say a few choice words, but I refrained. I wedged the cords between the two sets of connectors and started exercisin... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 21:55:47 EST Living in the Deep Freeze! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558013 The snow started falling last night and has continued all through the day! <em>425</em> <BR> We're supposed to get up to 6" but we already have over 3", so I wonder?! <em>38</em> <BR> The good thing is that our son doesn't have to go to work tomorrow, and Ken is off tomorrow so we can stay home and enjoy the fire! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I'm having problems sleeping; I wish I could figure out what to do. I have discovered that if I exercise, I sleep better, but lately I haven't been... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 23:28:38 EST What a great day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555553 It's been a great day. We celebrated Ashley's 22nd birthday today. I can't believe she's already having a family of her own. Ashley and Ryan are great kids and I'm blessed to have them in my life. <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. We had the kids over on Friday and it was just us, like in the old days! It was kind of neat. I sure enjoyed it. <em>426</em> <BR> Tue, 3 Dec 2013 00:33:33 EST Remembering what's important!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408023 Thanks for all your prayers for my mom. Her surgery is next Monday. <BR> <BR> Trying to get my butt back in gear....I've been sick again and just haven't felt like exercising. It's so frustrating!! I wish that I could get better and get back on track. I've been to the doctor three times in the last three weeks. I got an antibiotic the first time and got sick a few days after finishing it. Then I went back Saturday and was told it was allergies. But I am still sick, so I went back to... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 23:42:38 EST So busy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401329 I haven't been here for awhile because there's a lot going on this summer. My mom is going to be having her kidney removed July 8th and at the same time, they're going to fix her hernia. She babysits my sister's kids, so I may end up watching them for her. I don't know yet. Please pray for her as she's extremely scared. She's had one kidney removed, and had multiple surgeries in the last 3, 4 years, including a kidney transplant. So, she's not looking forward to the surgery. <BR> <BR>... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 12:03:45 EST Bad News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385276 Well, this weekend was the written exam and agility test. However late last week I developed a bad sinus infection, running a temperature for 3 days. Therefore I didn't get to take the test. Anyways, I do feel that I succeeded in my goals since I was able to drag my hubby 50 feet, and I've been running and feel that I've been able to accomplish some of my goals. I'm not too upset about it. I can always apply again. <BR> <BR> I've been doing P90X for about 2 weeks. I love it! I borro... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 23:59:06 EST A lot going on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373047 I've been to Arizona for a week or so and then been busy getting caught up since then. <BR> <BR> I was so excited to see that I only gained .2 lbs while away from home! I felt like i ate like a hog and of course ate all the wrong things, and didn't get to exercise but one day. Anyway, I'm home and I've gotten back on track with the exercising. I'm still trying to eat right. I cut back on my calories because it seemed that I wasn't losing any weight. So, hopefully now I'll be able to st... Thu, 30 May 2013 22:26:04 EST Another good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5349231 I had a great day, again. I got to mow the whole lawn, until I ran out of gas! <em>40</em> However, I got to pull weeds away from one of my flower beds too. It was beautiful today! <BR> <BR> I also got to ride Rascal, my fave buddy! He's so smart! I'm a little afraid to ride him out of the round pen though because last summer, he ran off with me twice and all I could do was hang on for dear life! It was the fastest I've ever ridden a horse, and exhilarating, but frightening at the... Tue, 7 May 2013 23:14:43 EST Knee is better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5347972 Yeah! I ran 2 or 3 miles today (I have to remeasure the distance again, because I've forgotten!) and my knee didn't bother me at all! Yeah! I also did Tae Bo for an hour on top of that and even tonight, my knee feels normal and fine!! I'm so happy! Now I can get back to the business of preparing for taking the agility test!! <BR> <BR> I have a great day with exercise and eating. I not only ran and did Tae Bo, but I also did 51 min of Cathe Friedrich's Gym Style Back, Shoulders, and Bice... Mon, 6 May 2013 22:16:47 EST Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344815 Okay, here's what happened yesterday: without even thinking about it, I'm ashamed to say that I ate a Reese's Peanut Butter Cup 2 pack. What astounds me, is that I just picked it up and ate it...no forethought or anything. So this tells me something: I've gotta be more conscientious!! So, today, I've been more controlled and have resisted the urge to eat any sweets. As a matter of fact, I went to have some chocolate pudding, and it just didn't even appeal to me! Now that's a major vict... Fri, 3 May 2013 22:17:56 EST Crazy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343872 It was 80 degrees on Tuesday and tomorrow it's supposed to be 39 for a high! What?! We might even get snow today and tomorrow. I'm soo ready for summer!! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> No sweets again! Day three! whee! I'm so happy! <em>45</em> <BR> <BR> I ran yesterday and felt pretty good, so I did 30 min of HiiT and yoga for 30 min and then afterwards, my right knee started killing me. I guess I'm just going to have to do some strength training for a couple of days and pick back up with... Fri, 3 May 2013 00:38:55 EST No sweets for me yesterday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5341891 Hey! I'm proud to say that I resisted the temptation to eat candy, cookies, cake, or anything of that nature yesterday!! I'm going to start a streak! Just wanted to chime in and thank you guys for your support. It means so much to me! Love you all! <em>247</em> <em>381</em> Wed, 1 May 2013 11:13:35 EST Knees are feeling better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5341294 I have worn the new shoes for 1 1/2 weeks and my knees never did start feeling better, so I decided last night that I was going to go back to my old shoes. Today was the first day that I had no pain in my knees for a week and a half. What a sweet relief! I was worried that I had pulled something and I was so relieved to find that I hadn't. <BR> <BR> I did not run today, I decided to do strength training and yoga and give the running a rest today. Tomorrow I will try the jogging again, an... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 22:14:46 EST New Running Shoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336858 I bought new running shoes last week, and started running in them on Saturday. I had a great workout, I did strength training and yoga the same night. <em>331</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday morning I woke up with my knees, especially my right knee hurting badly. It bothered me all week, so I got in to my doctor and she said that it was my new shoes because of them offsetting my foot being pronated or supinated. I've not checked into which one my feet are, but she told me to go ahead and exercis... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 22:45:28 EST Hubby's day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5329181 Today was my wonderful husband's birthday. We took him out to dinner, and they sang to him, which embarrassed him horribly, but he's such a good sport!! The kids and their husband and son's girlfriend were able to be there, which meant more to my husband than anything! It was a great day, I think! <BR> <BR> Getting to quilt a little bit, but no exercise today, but I did exercise last night and I will this weekend as well. <BR> <BR> Got about 3" of rain (so they say). I want to thank Jes... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 23:03:13 EST I don't care what he says, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5325771 He is deaf! Drives me crazy! I have to repeat myself over and over. Anyway, he says the dr. says he doesn't have a hearing problem, but the last doctor appointment, he "forgot" to ask the doctor to have his hearing checked. Uh huh. Likely story. Just kidding. Had to vent a little bit. <BR> <BR> Got my run in again today. I can already see some improvement. I actually was able to run the whole way, and then jogged up a short hill in my backyard, twice. Then I did Cathe Friedrich's Mus... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 22:28:46 EST Whoop!I http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5323333 Today was a much more productive day! Even though I slept half the day away. I'm glad that I can move without that hitch in my right hip. <BR> <BR> I was able to mow most of our lawn today (riding mower)! And even though I didn't exercise per se, I did burn 700 calories during the "exercise" portion of my day (according to my BodyMedia armband). I burned a total of 2000 calories, so I'm pretty psyched! I also cleaned up my pantry a bit (although it still needs more organization) and vacuu... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 22:51:05 EST Sore today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322062 I ran again yesterday, did several different exercise videos here on Spark, and yoga. I did burn a little more calories yesterday. And I got just over 10,000 steps. I'm on my way to changing my bad ways, and getting in better shape on the way! <BR> <BR> I must've overdone it a little because I'm sooo sore! I can hardly move. I did take a hot bath with epsom salts and a couple of ibuprofen to help with the soreness last night. So needless to say, I'm just resting today. <BR> <BR> On... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 18:41:28 EST Ran today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5320103 Okay, maybe for you runners out there, that's no big feat, BUT, for someone who gets very little out of running (except the accomplishment, of course) it was a SUPER BIG DEAL! I like running with my friends or when I'm playing soccer, but just to jog by myself, it's dull, dull, dull! <BR> <BR> I started out just to jog to the mail box and then decided to run to the end of the road. He he psyched myself out that way! I didn't run the whole way, but decided to walk fast in between the runn... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 20:58:23 EST