HAPINANA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HAPINANA HAPINANA'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/ HAPPY BIRTHDAY..... MOM !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410600 Just wanted to give a "shout out" to my beautiful Mom today. Happy Birthday Mom! <em>212</em> <em>410</em> <BR> <BR> S H E I S 91 Y E A R S O L D T O D A Y!!!! WOW!!! WAY TO GO "MOM"!! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> <em>44</em> <em>255</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1665826454.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes.... she is a "firecracker baby"..... Happy 4th of July and Happy Birthday MOM!! <BR> <BR> xxxxxxooooooxxxxxxooooooxxxxxxooooooxxxx<BR... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 12:08:25 EST 1000000 STEPS..... Whaaaaaaaatttttt??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5397405 I saw this on another team as a challenge and I thought OMG... that is way toooooo many digits. Huh??? So, being a person that hates exercise but wants to challenge myself to something I will be slappin' on the pedometer daily for a continuous count per week. I will hopefully remember to post my accomplishments and let you all know how it's going.... <BR> Anyone want to join in..... have at it...!!!!! <BR> It's actually a no brainer and may push me into walking just a little bit more eve... Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:18:18 EST COMMITMENT BLOG: Days 5,6,7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5325196 <em>290</em> Helloooooo......... Decided to report every few days, since life gets in the way sometimes.. <BR> <BR> 1. WORKOUTS: <BR> 4/13 treadmill for 19.5 min, walked .75 mi. and burned 108 cal <BR> 4/14 mall walking (1 time around) apprx. 15 min. and I think it's about half a mi. <BR> 4/15 BFF walk outside for 16 min., 3/4 mi. and burned 81 cal. <BR> <BR> Bad: ate too much and some bad foods all three days...??? <BR> <BR> Good: kept walking everyday... still doin it and proud!... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:35:31 EST COMMITMENT BLOG 3 AND 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5321997 <em>24</em> Sorry I missed a day... but I'm back now.. <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> 4/11... all I have to report is I weighed in at 195.1- I did not walk!! weight 195.1 <BR> <BR> 4/12 walked with my BFF around her neighborhood. It was a beautiful day..... so we did 18.5 min., burned 101 calories and walked .88 mi. and I weighed in at 196. <BR> <BR> Bad: should have eaten less..didn't keep track of my calories, so I'm sure I went over my calories or the McD's caught up with me.... hmmmmm... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 17:11:41 EST COMMITMENT BLOG #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319732 <em>211</em> YES.... I'm back! Here's my report for yesterday 4/10/13 <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> 1. My workout was another good one... I did 10 min at 2.5 mph, burned 56 calories and walked .4 miles <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> 2. the bad thing was because I didn't eat much and having a stressful and busy day with the grandkids, on the way home at 7PM I stopped at McDonalds and had a Mcdouble with a large fry...yikes!! <BR> <BR> 3. the good thing was I got to spend the day with my grandk... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 13:38:07 EST Commitment BLOG #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318209 Well good morning... reporting on day 1 of my commitment project <BR> <BR> 1. 5+ min exercise: 4/8 - 7.5 min at 2.5 mph Burned 42 cal and walked .25 mi. <BR> 4/9 - 9.5 min " " " 50 " " " .33 " <BR> <BR> 2. yesterday ate good until I decided to go to the movies and ate med. size popcorn w/butter crap and a small coke (forgot my water) <BR> <BR> 3. the bad thing that happen... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 10:15:50 EST OLDIE BUT GOODIE for sure...can anyone relate?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317774 Hey all you "oldies"..... but goodies ENJOY THIS! <em>354</em> <BR> <BR> http://www.videobash.com/video_show/soul<BR>-train-papa-was-a-rolling-stone-299797 <BR> <BR> Tue, 9 Apr 2013 23:04:41 EST VERY IMPORTANT FOR 65+ years young! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317703 <em>334</em> Well I just found out some very useful information. For people on Medicare and have a supplement, it is possible your supplement with pay for your gym membership in full. <BR> YES !!!! You read it right..... and people say getting old is not a good thing!! <BR> <BR> I live in Ca. and have Blue Shield as my supplement and they will pay it in full... so yippee for me and possibly for YOU! CHECK IT OUT NOW!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> It's called the "SILVER SNEAKERS" PROGRA... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 22:04:49 EST A NEW COMMITMENT IN THE WORKS beginning 4-8-13 !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317199 <em>213</em> Hi everyone. Decided to do a daily blog for my "COMMITMENT PROJECT" <BR> Oh yea.... it will be a job for me. Not very good at commitment "anything"... <BR> Commitments: <BR> 1. daily blogs with a short rundown of my ups and downs for the previous day. <em>198</em> <BR> 2. report of my daily requirements of my new habit of walking on my treadmill 5+ min. per day. <BR> 3. a short rundown of what I ate for the day. <BR> 4. letting you all know one bad thing that happened. ... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 13:15:32 EST SUPER MODEL IN THE WORKS.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5305433 <em>334</em> I'm so happy right now I almost cried... no seriously!! Used to seeing 195,196,197,195,197 in my scale for the last 2 months, I honestly didn't think it had a 194 or lower. <BR> FINALLY SAW IT!!! 194.7 TODAY!! The <em>192</em> is <em>345</em> today!! <BR> <BR> Had some "crappy" news at my last doctors visit after losing 35 lbs, eating much better, exercise questionable, etc..... <BR> Cholesterol at 303 <BR> Triglycerides at 800+ (I was demanding a re-count) <BR> HDL at... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 14:15:16 EST what the !!#*(??$##........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5287753 <em>46</em> <em>234</em> I am "almost" lost for words...!!! <BR> I had lost 35+ lbs. and was eating great by mid November. I went in to see my dr. for my yearly blood work expecting nothing other than good ... <BR> I finally found out last week, my cholesterol and triglycerides went through the roof....WHAT?? <BR> <BR> I'm now on cholesterol medication and will go back in a month to check if it's working. I busted my ass for 6 months to eat properly and lose weight.... I'm totally sho... Fri, 15 Mar 2013 12:59:35 EST READY......SET.......GO!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209252 Well on top of everything else, I want to start blogging about my progress on my 12 week challenge with the BLC21. I'm proud to be a part of the Steely Sapphire Soldiers and tomorrow the battle starts. <BR> <BR> I have put down a goal of losing 15 lbs. but my main, huge, gigantic, superdedooper goal is making a habit of working out! My fellow soldiers have already assigned us our orders and believe me it will be no easy task to complete. But I think this will do it for me! Because of tot... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 23:24:08 EST MOANY MARONI.... UGH UGH UGH!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136556 I just thought I would say hellooooooo........ <BR> I'm making a ground turkey muffin/meatloaf thingy! i got the recipe on Sparkpeople and it looks really good. i like the individual serving sizes and I can freeze them too. I live by myself so it should be perfect! <BR> Oh I know what I wanted to tell you..... VIDEO BLOG TO COME...... <BR> I just figured out I needed to compress my videos via "Handbrake" free software and it actually worked. So I will do one soon! I'm so excited! <em... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 16:26:01 EST FIBROMYALGIA FUNK....very upset! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5107143 It's Sunday.....not happy today! Need a "Spark" <em>54</em> <BR> I'm so sick and tired of being "sick and tired".... My illness (fibromyalgia) is getting the upper hand right now and there is nothing I can do about it <em>39</em> <BR> The pain is becoming worse so I'm thinking a trip back to the doctor (who knows nothing about fibromyalgia) can give me a new and improved medication, that will work better ?? <em>198</em> <BR> Fibromyalgia is a "bad word" as far as I'm concerned. T... Sun, 21 Oct 2012 14:17:03 EST My FUTURE SELF....?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099956 As per SparkCoach request I'm telling you all about my future self 10 years from now..... <BR> Ok first of all, I will be 74 years old and still "kickin"... Yes, that's right! I'm down to a perfect weight, because I'm an avid "walker".... I walk with a smile on my face and a lot of pep in my step!! I'm happy, healthy and confident as a woman should be! Life is good in the future and today is just one step closer to that "superdedooper me"!!! <BR> Thanks SparkCoach for that visualization !!... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 13:28:08 EST COMMITMENT....??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5097517 <em>33</em> OK... here it goes! SparkCoach told me to do this, cuz it sure wasn't my idea.... <em>234</em> <BR> Confession: I have "NOT" been working out! It's been weeks!! I'm still losing weight, but no exercise involved! I know what you're thinkin right now..... Yes, I'm a bad bad girl?? <em>39</em> <BR> Commitment: Beginning tomorrow, I am commiting to 5-10 min./day of exercising, whatever kind I chose! I will be posting a weekly check-in every Sat. after I have completed... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 11:46:33 EST ANNIVERSARY TIME !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5089009 Yes yes yes... 5 months into my new life! OMG, I just never thought in a million years I could do this at this time in my life! I'm so very very proud of myself. <BR> Starting weight: 231.8 <BR> Todays weight: 204.8 <BR> Total lost: 27 Lb. <BR> My body has gone down 2 sizes as of today....I'm out of pants and tops that fit! My clothes are all hanging on me and baggy. OMG!!!! <BR> I'm very happy with my food habits, but my workouts leave a lot to be desired. But I feel my workout levels... Sat, 6 Oct 2012 13:22:38 EST QUICK CHANGES.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5088182 <em>334</em> Oh, how quickly things can change... As Spark Coach said, writing a negative blog is OK, but come right back with a positive one well here it is..!! <em>100</em> <BR> Yep, "THE FUNK IS GONE"!! Yesterday had a much better day visiting my kids, grandkids and in the morning had a great massage from my niece!! <BR> What a difference a day makes...back to myself again. Feelin like a new person. In that dreadfull week I gained 3.5 Lb....today (drumroll) 3 of the pounds are gone... Fri, 5 Oct 2012 17:32:28 EST Therapists needed...just can't find the "fight" in me??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085255 Well I've been meaning to tell you all about my horrible week..... and just got up enough energy to do so? That's my problem... "NO ENERGY"... for "life"...period!!! <BR> Don't care about anything for the last week or so. I'm trying to figure it out as to why but ..??? <BR> Yesterday, I "tried" to get out and about... Went to the library, bank, bought me a new Schwinn "Cruiser" bicycle (pink and white), treated myself to lunch at Taco bell (bean burrito and a tostada), went to see my Mom (u... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 13:13:59 EST RAMBLIN' ROSE !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5071484 Well, just thought I would check-in?? Haven't blogged for a few days and feel like I need to "report in". <BR> I just joined two more teams, "Biggest loser Mailing List (ugh, just missed this last challenge) and Gettin Ready for Summer 2013 Weight Loss... so excited about that. I don't join too many teams because I like to be able to participate and support in all of them. <BR> <em>319</em> On of the teams has a daily goal of 100 crunches/day, so I definitely signed up for that one. ... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 13:03:32 EST OH... OH... OH !! Taken Care of Business Now!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5061484 OH.. OH.. OH!! Just thought of another challenge for myself beginning tomorrow... I'm so excited I came up with this. Maybe some of you can do it... but it's hard if you're out and about all day, cuz I'm not! I'm a "stay at home Hapinana" so my possibilities are endless for a stay at home workout!! Here it goes..................... <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Beginning tomorrow, Monday 9/17/12 I, Hapinana (Carol), will "COMMIT" to a 10 min. spurt of an energizing cardio workout of m... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 11:51:11 EST FOCUSING ON THE "BATTLE" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5059275 <em>234</em> Today will be the first day of "FOCUSING ON THE BATTLE"... Yes, because I'm feeling very very "strong" <em>85</em> today and ready to kick some <em>216</em> butt in this "Battle" of Weight Loss!!! <BR> I've re-organized my streaks and ready to kick butt! <BR> I've setup my challenge with myself to do my situps plan of attack on my abs!! <BR> I "WILL" do my workouts, daily and for at least 10-15 min. for now and adding another 10-15 min. every 30 days!! <BR> My eating ha... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 15:04:11 EST Public Personal Fitness Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5057655 <em>213</em> Hello all....I'm scared! SparkCoach told me to do this so here I go....... <BR> My new personal Fitness Challenge is: <BR> Beginning today 9/13 I will do 10 situps. Every day I will add 2 more situps.. 10-12-14-16...etc. By the end of my 30 day challenge I will be doing approximately 70 situps at one time. <BR> You have to understand this is so so huge for me. I have absolutely no ab strength ... but I WANT IT !!! <BR> Well there is it! Challenge for the first 30 days and... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 13:17:24 EST Thank You All http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5051638 Just a short little note..... thanks to all who commented on my last blog regarding my Mom meltdown. Lots of understanding and love sent my way and I so appreciate it! <BR> On a good note <em>224</em> , I lost another Lb., so going through this plateau and stress every week with my Mom, has finally paid off. The persistence, patience, hard work (mentally and physically) and trying to stay positive pays off in the long run! <BR> I tell myself <em>380</em> and I will look back on this d... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 21:38:51 EST UPSET !! and getting it off my chest now!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5050131 OK.... I have to get this off my chest right now!!! You know... I live by myself, so me having others sabotage my weight loss doesn't happen (or so I thought) <em>40</em> <BR> My mother (90 yrs old) is in an assisted care facility and I go to see her every Sat. and Mon., to pickup and take back her laundry for her to save her $$. <BR> Today I was so excited breaking my plateau and losing 3 Lb., being at my lowest so far!! So I tell her, right? She looks at me and says.... wow!! 25 ... Sat, 8 Sep 2012 19:36:37 EST My friend (?) "LOUIE"..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043996 Ok short and sweet! This has to do with my friend the "scale"... <em>192</em> ! This is just another reason why I need to ignore "Him" (I think I will name him "Louie" which is short for Louie the Liar). <em>234</em> <BR> I officially weigh in once a week, but get on the scale daily, just to keep me goin in the right direction. Sooooo yesterday was my official weigh-in day and I gained almost 2 Lb. from last week. Very very unhappy, but had a few days with a little bit of unhealthy eat... Tue, 4 Sep 2012 13:14:47 EST HOPELESS and SAD.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5033401 I had a very very bad week and the scale showed it today at my Monday weigh-in! I'm up a pound and not happy about it. It started small and totally escalated the rest of the week. <BR> <BR> Today I almost feel like I need to stay in my house, lock the doors, be by myself so I can have a controlled environment in order to stay on track. I totally think I am under control and then I realize..no you are not Carol, you had "no control" last week. <BR> <BR> Will I have to fight like this the ... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 15:25:11 EST MY "Superdeedooper" Non-Scale-Victories.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027823 <em>198</em> Some of these things I didn't even realize I had accomplished in my 3 1/2 mo. here. <em>43</em> But, my SparkCoach told me to do this, and I'm glad he did !! <BR> 1. A much needed "positive" attitude! <BR> 2. Much more energy! <BR> 3. Totally looser clothes! (Might have to shop pretty soon) <BR> 4. Being more confident in who I am! <BR> 5. Making my kids "proud" of their Mom! <BR> 6. Getting out of bed in the morning and learning how to "stretch" before I do, is so m... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:46:54 EST NAME "IT" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5024843 I saw this on a recent blog, sorry I can't remember who, but since we're talking about water, water, water... DRINK YOUR WATER!! She said to name your water bottle! Yep you heard me. I think, that way it becomes more of a personal friend. It should be our friend! <BR> So anyway, just thought I would throw this out there for all of you who want to make water you're friend!! <em>91</em> <BR> PS: My friend's name is "Violet" because she is purple (violet) and my favorite color is purple)... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 11:52:45 EST Fit into "WHAT?????" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5023481 Yes.... that's right! What size did you say those pants were? <em>198</em> <BR> Oh my... what? Did you say a size "16"!!!! <BR> Oh yes I did <em>211</em> <BR> Never saw that one comin! Wow, am I excited, or what!! <em>224</em> <BR> Wow, I'm havin a great "MONDAY" my SparkBuddies... <BR> I'm sure some of you have already been here, and many will be! It is such a good feeling to have a non-scale victory (NSV) when sometimes you expect more out of your <em>193</em> <BR> I try sooo soo... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 14:13:44 EST Getting Prepared to "GET IT DONE" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5005509 <em>224</em> Well, I've been thinking and talking about doing this so I accumulated all the information today. I have two wonderful workout facilities available for myself and one is an OK price but the other is "kinda" free.... <BR> 1. Aquatic Therapy Facility for $55/mo. with classes, free swim time and one on one as needed. There is a $90 assessment, one time fee for evaluation as to what I will need. I have fibromyalgia so this should be awesome. As I told the woman there, I can't ... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 17:54:44 EST I HATE IT....What should I do????? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4988707 <em>24</em> Ok, here it goes! I do not have a problem with my eating, there I've said it! I really really have my food in check according to what amount of carbs, fats and proteins I ingest for the day. What I do have a problem with is I cannot make myself eat as many calories stated on the nutrition tracker. Call me crazy but 1700-2000 is way way way too much for me to take in. <em>341</em> too many groceries for me! <BR> Now here is where the problem kicks in.... <em>33</em> I hav... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 01:39:42 EST WOO HOO SUCCESS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4978139 <em>380</em> This is a short little "big" blog sharing with everyone that since I've almost lost 20 Lb. (5 oz away), I made a quick stop at my doctors office to check my blood pressure... It read 134/76, which is the lowest ever!!! One of my goals is to someday get off of all my medications. I'm now taking 2 meds for my blood pressure and the nurse said to come back at least every week. If it starts getting even lower (and my weight), then I will talk to my doctor about it.....I'M SO EXC... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 17:25:41 EST WHEW.... HERE I GO !!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4910336 <em>198</em> Ok... first day of my 5K walking program! I can't believe I'm doing this. Talk about "going for the gold"... that's what it's like for me right now! Never in a million years did I think I would do something like this... Oh I love this place <em>252</em> <BR> I am losing weight.. <em>9</em> ..ok not that much yet! LOL <BR> I am very very motivated <em>306</em> and all the information on this site is crazy <em>236</em> <BR> I have my good days and bad days, like most, b... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 18:34:26 EST I SURPRISED MYSELF !!!...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4889758 <em>100</em> First of all, I've just started exercising, hmmmm .... tomorrow will be two weeks. Just a short tidbit :o), I started at 228.5 Lbs ( <em>24</em> now everyone knows), I have fibromyalgia <em>46</em> (pain 24/7) and I haven't exercised for probably 20 years ( <em>33</em> ).... <BR> What "sparked" me to get going, was that my sister just died on Christmas Day, which was very upsetting. I have two brothers left and one of them (my baby brother) told me you need to get healthy..... Sun, 20 May 2012 12:59:37 EST