HOPEFULHIPPO's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HOPEFULHIPPO HOPEFULHIPPO'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/ New Program and Vegan Feast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451857 I did it. <BR> <BR> I finished "Clean Week" DVD on Beachbody on Demand. I had finally completed it to day 5 only to find out day 5-7 were the same as 1-3. Which means, TECHNICALLY, I've completed that sucker 3x or more. LOL (I kept wanting to finish and would start over) <BR> <BR> I was going to reward myself with a shirt, but can't seem to find it. Beachbody is good with if you finish a program and submit your before and afters, you get a free t shirt of that program. But, being a we... Mon, 15 Jan 2018 13:52:30 EST CONSISTENCY 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6450278 That's my goal. It's been my goal for quite some time. But, what I learned already in the 11 days of 2018 is that consistency doesn't necessarily mean every. single. day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cb1c8389-ded1-4150-9d13-95cf1ab98ee4.png"> <BR> <BR> Already, this year I fell into my old "trap" I had missed two days of working out. The first day was because my youngest has moved out. She's moving to a place closer to her job and so I was packing her ro... Thu, 11 Jan 2018 12:57:06 EST Sunday - Week 3 or 2 of Shift Shop http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396771 At least it's supposed to be. I've had such a bad week last week that it was hard to really get into week 2. I did it....sort of. Very modified and spotty at best. <BR> <BR> and I sort of feel like it requires a mulligan. <BR> <BR> Soooooooo, I hear week 3 is a DOOZER of a workout. Like no carbs (yeah right) and an intense 45 minutes of hell aka burpee stuff. And we all know how much I LOOOOOVE burpees and push ups! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/15c9bed7... Sun, 6 Aug 2017 19:11:21 EST my "bad luck" week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396340 Aw man, <BR> <BR> I was 19 days late; and not for work. I was so excited in a weird sense. To never have to "deal" with it again! <BR> <BR> But nooooooo <BR> <BR> August 4th hit and so did it. With an INTENSE back ache (I get em anyway, but this one's a doozer) Oh well, explains why I ate myself out of house and home. Maybe next time. <BR> <BR> August 4th has never been kind to me that I remember anyhow. <BR> <BR> I remember in 1988 it was the day I broke up with my then fiance... Sat, 5 Aug 2017 14:41:19 EST Not much going on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390613 Been working on the Shift Shop as I promised myself. Hate it so much I'm probably going to do two more rounds. <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> Yeah, it's intense with the workouts everyone hates (the push ups, the burpees, etc) but dang if I don't feel my muscles the next day. I especially like his ab routines. AND, he's kind of funny on the glutes. <BR> <BR> Hopefully I'll have some great pics tomorrow. Going to the Lavender festival a few hours away. Told hub... Sat, 22 Jul 2017 13:06:22 EST Hi guys! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386965 I've thought about you a lot. I really have. But, you know, here's summer and I've been LOVING it. Washington State FINALLY decided to get with the rest of the nation and invite the sun in to play. It's been the first time I've really enjoyed my walks around the loops (10,000 steps a day goal baby) and the beach!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dc0fd53a-a149-4b8a-b536-7ef914c98cf2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's been nice. ANNNND I've been keeping consistent. It's tru... Thu, 13 Jul 2017 13:51:34 EST Power 90 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377561 Not quite P90, actually a few years before that even. <BR> <BR> It's a classic from like, 2002. <BR> <BR> ancient in technology world <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/538a1c5b-4fc0-42e0-8963-fb34f8f3cf61.jpg"> <BR> **beachbody.com** <BR> <BR> and, I thought. What the doozy, let's try this baby out before it gets retired. And sure enough when I look up the "deluxe" edition of it, it HAS been retired to make room for the new workout DVDs <BR> <BR> So, should be... Tue, 20 Jun 2017 16:41:00 EST First World Random Problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375948 It is a well known fact that I come up with random thoughts while working out or walking. It's one of the perks of being in my own mind as an introvert. I'd invite you in but it can get a little weird. Besides I don't know that you could keep up with all the voices in there. You might get trapped and become a new voice in my head. <BR> <BR> mu-wahahahahahahahahah <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c1c02d3-052d-4386-9f76-06e178b763b6.jpg"> <BR> **picphotos.net** <BR> ... Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:31:59 EST grads and burning the crazy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375128 graduation is over. I cried before the National Anthem finished. But we did it. All three girls graduated and on to college. I'm a lucky mom. I really am. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2d777cdb-0595-444f-9baf-245346c0c849.JPG"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/318b5638-9ae6-4189-9c56-ad0dba0801f4.JPG"> <BR> <BR> All my girls were there making it, well perfect, and my brother came up from California, as well as my cousin from Oregon. I was on... Wed, 14 Jun 2017 14:41:22 EST The end of an era of being a mom... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6372232 When my oldest daughter graduated high school, I was pretty excited to see where she'd go. I even attended her community college together and when she excelled to get into San Fran State, it was great... <BR> <BR> My middle daughter graduated and without knowing or understanding I found myself in a bit of a rut. She's my most studious, my articulate and driven child. I knew once she set off in that UHaul trailer there'd be no looking back for her. She's stressed, of course. Doing music ... Wed, 7 Jun 2017 18:47:56 EST Never miss a Monday continues! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6368187 I don't know what snapped in my head. I think it was the ankle sprain. I mean, who just walks down a step and loses control of their ankle for weeks? This overweight person, that's who. <BR> <BR> Yeah, something more than my ankle snapped that day. The moment I could walk again, I went out and bought myself a fitbit. Then I've been requiring it to be at 10,000 steps a day. Even in the rain...no excuses....I just know that an hour and a half goes to getting my steps in. And other than ... Mon, 29 May 2017 17:07:52 EST The Downside to this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6367049 My fitbit on wrist I've been thankful for the LOVELY weather to conquer my 10,000 steps a day. On top of this I've been also doing the 21 day fix when I can to work on habits and consistency. A feat we all know I "need improvement" on. <BR> <BR> In doing these walking and workouts I come across some pretty random thoughts. I've also come across a few downsides to working out that there seems to be no cure for. S <BR> <BR> I perceptually smell. It's true. I just showered and when I ge... Fri, 26 May 2017 21:29:06 EST The Fools Who Dream http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6362834 My daughter and her boyfriend had me see La La Land and I am forever changed. <BR> <BR> Today was a pretty productive, yet "lazy" day. It's days like this I clean, putz, and start reflecting on things. My mind is my best friend and my worst enemy. <BR> <BR> I was thinking about how easy it was to make excuses when we THINK we want something so very badly. I want to be at a healthy vibrant weight. But, it's a treat day. It's a busy day, I'll get to it. I'll use it as a reward (that's... Tue, 16 May 2017 20:49:48 EST Mom's Day on "a diet" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6362361 I'm one of those gals who likes to keep things private or quiet. (no, really it's true! I swear) <BR> <BR> If something doesn't sound interesting or may offend or whatever. I just keep it in. With the exception of my bestie in Philly. She gets the lovely privilege of hearing EVERYTHING whether she wants to or not. It's the best friend burden's gift. LOL <BR> <BR> Anyhow, with that in mind I take you to my story. <BR> <BR> I have been a full on vegetarian for over five years, maybe e... Mon, 15 May 2017 17:49:04 EST quick blurb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360740 I'm still alive. <BR> <BR> AND, I've been moving! <BR> <BR> over 10,000 steps a day to be exact. Today it's raining so I'm arguing with myself on getting out to finish another 10,000 steps. Rest day is winning. <BR> <BR> Which is not bad as I REALLY have a LOT of housework to catch up on and everyone's at work and whatnot. <BR> <BR> But I'm going to do 10 min trainer and maybe yoga though to keep in the game. <BR> <BR> And back at it again tomorrow. <BR> <BR> OHHHHH <BR> <BR> I'm... Thu, 11 May 2017 18:50:49 EST May Day May Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6356238 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0273124d-eb4a-4f1e-a982-4a1975ff6462.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That's me. <BR> <BR> My youngest is doing Body Boss. It's a book of workouts that I already do on DVD, but she paid for it herself and has been religiously working out 3x a week so I'm not arguing any points. As a matter of fact, she asked me to do it with her. So, I did. I modified to cater to my ankle but we did lunges, glutes, squats, and those butt bridges ...all 3x and sweated like... Mon, 1 May 2017 16:42:01 EST I keep Sparkin' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6343787 I had some Bailey's Irish Cream in my coffee this morning thinking it'd be a nice treat today. My ankles been very sore since my fall a few days ago. A trip to the emergency room shows no break only very sprung. I've been cautiously walking/shuffling it with no pain pills etc. I'm dreading the ER bill on Medicare with medicare income! (never made sense to me but okay) <BR> <BR> Anyhooosit, I had the cream. <BR> <BR> and some chips <BR> <BR> and I tracked it <BR> <BR> And I've decided... Tue, 4 Apr 2017 16:54:17 EST a blog and a vlog? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332460 Trying out a vlog for the very first time. This is me doing Plyometrix jump roping. I tried to put it in my last blog but then had a "duh" moment of oh, I gotta do a vlog blog! <BR> <BR> So here you go! <BR> <BR> Me <BR> <BR> Jump roping <BR> <BR> You know you wanted to see this. <BR> <BR> <BR> ANNNNNNNND <BR> <BR> I forgot to mention that I re signed up for the Happy Herbivoer Meal plans again. It's the only thing that got me down to 169 before and as I'm almost at (gasp) 200, I ... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 16:15:13 EST Good Intentions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332446 It'll never work <BR> <BR> That's what my brain has convinced my heart as I stand sideways looking in the mirror. Small half an "a" size cups tic tac boobies appear even smaller today as I look at my protruding stomach. Do people wonder how far along I am? I'd say maybe six months or so..... <BR> <BR> Only I haven't been pregnant in over 18 years, back when I was pretty. <BR> <BR> We all get down....and down on ourselves. <BR> <BR> It's true, I'm no different. As y'all know these past... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 15:40:42 EST is 2018 here yet? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6305768 As many of us were struggling with celebrity deaths, the dramatic election results, and our own woes, we were mostly anxious for 2016 to disappear and begin anew with 2017. <BR> <BR> In 2017, January, I've lost a friend of over 30 years. My youngest is currently struggling with the loss of her best friend's suicide in California. They had struggled through depression together and were helping each other building each other up. It was a sudden and tragic call from this young man's sister s... Thu, 26 Jan 2017 17:49:13 EST Balance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302597 This is not about the balance in our lives, though I get we all need it. <BR> <BR> this is about Chisel Balance. <BR> I had a video to put up, but can't figure out how to do it. Let's just say, it's candid. And it's not pretty. But, I wanted to post it to show people of all statures, that it's not easy. <BR> <BR> You know what I'm talking about? <BR> <BR> How on the commercials and even the workout videos they show how easy it is to do these moves. Well, us "inexperienced" peeps do t... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:12:45 EST I'ma so sore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300170 But I'm still doing it. Haven't blogged much (to my dismay) as my lovely college girl was here for the week. I can't believe this week is gone! She landed safely back to her "home". <BR> <BR> I've been still plugging away at my workout calendar and Missy Mo even did a workout with me! I do NOT want to do today's though. I am so damn sore and tired (we got up at 4 to do an airport trip) and damn, but, I will. I know I must! <BR> <BR> Today's will be Chisel Agility. I, again, have NO id... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:08:36 EST I want it so bad! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296089 Healthbet has officially kicked off this week. I had every intention of doing my H/C Strength yesterday as ST is one of my all time favorites. Well, between writing a paper for school and straightening up before the college girl got here, time just slipped away. But no worries, I took it as a rest day and will conquer on the actual Thursday rest day. (hey wait, that's tomorrow!? perfect) <BR> <BR> Me youngest went out and bought me stickers. Lookie how pretty my calendario is getting! <... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:39:27 EST Following the Rules.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6294721 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9aceb599-b9d8-4f34-aea0-7c6e7e0ad366.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I missed Saturday's workout with a nasty cold and intended on doing Sunday. Well, like my dear friend far far away, I too got a call. <BR> <BR> My friend of over 30 years had passed. <BR> <BR> I hadn't seen her much truthfully and when we moved back to Washington she was one of the first we hooked up with around town. It was just such a shock. And I don't cry and it's a sign of weakne... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 16:12:44 EST About Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293861 This cold is kicking my bootay. <BR> <BR> Went to make coffee in my Keurig this morning, started it up and realized I forgot to put in my coffee cup. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5f902b0c-ce4d-437c-9948-26a92a523554.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Maybe it's the ninja fat cells wagin war on ME, now that I'm waging war on it. Could be. It's okay, I won't be defeated. They may have won Saturday, where I did take a rest day But my friend Kimmie is all over me today. Or at le... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 12:45:08 EST Another one bites the dust http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292698 Yesterday was rest day and although I had planned on doing Yoga AND abs, abs won. I'm not disappointed with my self at ALL. With this cold coming on, I still prevailed to get in a workout. <BR> <BR> Boom. <BR> <BR> Hub and I sitting on the couch and we're watching "Life Below Zero". Now, I'm watching this man named Glen walk through feets of snow in snowshoes and a t-shirt. <BR> <BR> I looked at hubby and said "what is wrong with the picture when I'm in a heated house with 3 layers i... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 16:35:29 EST Mark your calendars peeps! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6291843 That's right. Day 3 in the books. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was probably the most "fun" workout I've had in the Master and Hammer workouts. It was a strength training day and I LOVE me some weights! <BR> <BR> but man I stink afterwards. whooooo doggie! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5522c394-e5ce-4cf8-9a8d-22da19a067f8.png"> <BR> <BR> As you may or may not know, Day 4 is where I peter off. But not this year! This year my main goal is consistency. Not weight. ... Thu, 5 Jan 2017 11:14:45 EST Hammer and Chisel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6291054 I decided to try this Hammer and Chisel workout as my first workout of the year. As I got the Beachbody on Demand (a GREAT tool by the way) I wanted to do a workout I didn't own physically. Makes sense in my mind. <BR> <BR> The cover is quite intimidating for a chunky monkey like myself but the reviews on Facebook and people were like "do it do it do it" I thought...what the hey? <BR> <BR> As ya know day 1 I had the face. You know, where you spend most of the time looking at the screen... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 10:04:40 EST Let the daily blogs commence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6290297 Second time posting. Stupid html error. What's an html anyway? <BR> <BR> Once again it's a New Year with new goals and new hopes. <BR> <BR> Okay, in this case it's the same hopes. But, I'm determined to make my hopes a reality. <BR> <BR> As I know, and maybe you do too, 2016 was a pretty rough year full of changes and stuff that really put me out of my comfort zone. I must look at this as an opportunity to put myself out of my comfort zone in all aspects of my life. The move, the plac... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 10:45:22 EST oh em geeeeeee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6282424 What a year this has been, huh? <BR> <BR> In reflection, it's been a crazy one. The nation itself has been divided and all that but in my own little world, we've moved back to the Pacific Northwest and it's been a year of readjusting. <BR> <BR> I have mentioned my disdain for the island and although my life still has its crazyness I'm trying to adjust in a more positive manner. <BR> <BR> Recently, my youngest has been at her new high school. She's a Senior this year and for the first t... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 10:21:19 EST hipsterpotomus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6268979 Just a quick glance at my page and I see I've only done five blogs since last Christmas?! dang, so not like me. Talk about being in a funk for a while huh? <BR> <BR> Speaking of, was talking with my oldest today. We talk every morning while she drives to work. It takes her 2 hours to get to and from work a day so we get quality time in there. (Hello Washington traffic) <BR> <BR> Anyhow, I was telling her that yesterday I was just like "woke up" and felt so hippocritical of myself. Her... Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:49:45 EST Well fudge and pancakes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6261888 I know better than to skip a day...can you believe it's been a week? (or has it been more) oh fudge and pancakes. <BR> <BR> I'm all discombooberated again. <BR> <BR> But, I have been working out sporadically. Really. Now to mush the workouts into daily. <BR> <BR> and run daily...I miss running. But you should see the rain. <BR> <BR> I know I know I won't melt <BR> <BR> but two wet soakers, not heaven, sucks. <BR> <BR> AND I've got to blog more. I was going to do once a week. But I ... Fri, 4 Nov 2016 12:40:23 EST Dreaded day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6254070 Actually Day 1 is pretty bad....but only as I've done it so many times. I remember I once started Spark I was obsessed, driven and totally ambitious. I lost ten pounds a year (which is a lot for the turtle turtle) <BR> <BR> Then something happened. Whether it's because I got back together with the hubby (sure, I'll blame him, why not? :p) or because we moved (good reason right?) or cuz I quit smoking AGAIN (I know, don't hate me was a stressful year), or because I just sucked for awhil... Wed, 19 Oct 2016 14:39:47 EST Man, I miss my computer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191203 So. <BR> I've been Sparking via phone and today I'm on my hubby's laptop. Which on the the island has slow internet. But I thought I'd take a moment to say "hi" and write out some of the thoughts in my scattered brain. <BR> <BR> I've been trying to ponder what the heck I'm doing wrong and I think the answer always comes up the same. Consistency. <BR> <BR> In California I had hit my plateau of 169. As frustrating as that was when we got here I hit my "obese" category again. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 12:50:23 EST back to the starting line.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6170826 We are all moved in. A few boxes still scattered in the garage. <BR> <BR> Daughter in Running Start, almost done with her Junior year. Now we plan the Senior Pics, prom, and graduation for next year. <BR> <BR> So we now live on an island. It's taken some getting used to. We have no real TV so all of our tele comes from Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime and the best investment ever; CBS app. Our most common phrases are now: "going into town for groceries" or "heading back to the island" a... Thu, 26 May 2016 14:16:37 EST Merry Christmas Eve Eve! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6051678 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/090cdf8e-ce50-4bf7-bb0f-c22c54fceba3.png"> <BR> <BR> The stress of a chaotic house is slowly winding down. I put a desperate plea on Facebook for someone to come in and do all the "cutting in" for painting our house. Tom's back just can't handle the ladder anymore and with my eyes, well let's just say not even the kids would let me try it. <BR> <BR> So a young gentleman by the name of Ricardo showed up at our door and completed in about 4 ... Wed, 23 Dec 2015 12:35:37 EST computer's back up. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6050747 Isn't it strange how in a regular, mundane life the universe throws a curve ball at you? Well this one landed right on my head. <BR> <BR> I am still trying to figure out how all this transpired. <BR> <BR> So Nicole has been wanting to graduate high school early. What kid doesn't right? So, I kind of listen to her ideas and rambles til one day Tom comes home and says "yes!! the VA finally up'd my disability which will come in handy when the job ends" I then state "you know, we could mov... Mon, 21 Dec 2015 13:45:36 EST It's the little things... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6035716 Hubs has been planning a late buck hunting trip to Washington and my youngest wanted to go with her. They had been changing dates and times and back and forth. Nicole says "well, boyfriend and I have a one year anniversary that week so I can't go" and so hubs says "good, I'll leave a day early" <BR> <BR> Now I don't know how it happened but Nicole wakes up at 2 am and runs to her dad "If you can wait just ONE more day for me to get my school stuff together I can go!!" <BR> <BR> "uh, NOO... Sat, 21 Nov 2015 13:47:01 EST The conspiring universe... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6027189 Now in hindsight I'm thinking of all the things I SHOULD have done. <BR> <BR> I didn't go running because I put on my shoes and my ankle kept popping out. I checked the bottoms of my shoes and they are very very worn. <BR> <BR> Momma needs new shoes!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d77fae2a-6df6-4c3f-b6f3-e22680a0073e.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Now, I should;ve done my DVDs barefoot. but, I didn't. my bad. <BR> <BR> Now, as far as EATING <BR> <BR> I've been very go... Thu, 5 Nov 2015 11:38:41 EST November rambles. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024672 Although I haven't been posting much (and that needs to change for my own accountability) I have been constantly obsessing over what I need to do. I think it was Sparkguy or someone in Spark who tweeted the question of what was harder: food or exercise. and I answered "both" <BR> <BR> It's true. I think somehow over the last five or whatever years it's been I can seem to focus on one aspect or the other. In an all or none approach. It's crazy weird - but so am I. LOL <BR> <BR> This pa... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 11:29:57 EST diary of events.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014337 My transistion to veganismn is still a work in progress. For example: <BR> <BR> Hubby comes into my office yesterday and says, "I know the answer to this....but, if you wanted to go with me golfing, you could watch....Sylvia will be there and..." <BR> <BR> "Want me to go? Is that what you're asking babe?" <BR> <BR> "It'd be nice" <BR> <BR> I had never been golfing with him. Sitting in a golf cart for 4 hours in the California heat has just never appealed to me, but I could tell in his ... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 11:57:50 EST "Falling" fine! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001389 <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> Today I will be going to the dentist. I've had this tooth in the back that I've ignored for well over, what 5 years or so? It's had a crown put on it but then it still hurt so I just chew on the right side of my mouth. Well, as you know, ignoring things never makes it better and so yeah. I've been sleeping on the couch sitting up because when I lay down **throb throb throb** <BR> <BR> It's time to fix the tooth. <BR> <BR> <em>29</em> <BR> <BR> Life does t... Mon, 21 Sep 2015 11:15:53 EST that day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5990343 It's my nemesis. <BR> <BR> why 3 days? why can't it be 33 days? then 333 days? <BR> <BR> nope 3 <BR> <BR> I think about it daily <BR> <BR> I just don't move. quickly. <BR> <BR> But <BR> <BR> I shall not quit! It's another day 1!! <BR> <BR> I just need to quit giving myself days off after day 3 <BR> <BR> or perhaps .... start on day 3? <BR> <BR> maybe I'm really on day 203949532 <BR> <BR> with LOTS of long breaks in between. <BR> <BR> well then, onto day 203949533 <BR> <BR... Thu, 3 Sep 2015 14:21:03 EST SO far behind in getting ahead... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5963225 I finally got moving to a daily routine...sort of. I'm only on day 3 which is usually where I peter right on out. but...going to finish this damn thing if it .... if it....well, if it makes me feel better I guess. LOL <BR> <BR> So can't talk much as you can tell by my sporadic blogs off doing the busy busy busy.... <BR> <BR> Daughter graduated... moving her to college. <BR> <BR> hubby's home full time now (as in back in area...got job here in town) yay <BR> <BR> so I've been working ful... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 12:45:44 EST June Year Resolutions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931355 Okay, so It's NOT New Year's Eve, persay, but as of June 1st we will be at the half way point folks. Half way. <BR> <BR> I've accomplished nothing. <BR> <BR> and I do mean nothing. <BR> <BR> and truth be told it's just pure, simple, shame on me excuses. <BR> <BR> Meanwhile I'm watching my friend kick A$$ and I don't know why but I'm like ... ready. <BR> <BR> really ready. <BR> <BR> So, June 1st is a good starting point. <BR> <BR> Why not now? well, first of all (no excuse) I still ... Wed, 20 May 2015 11:17:36 EST Friday Rambles and stuuuuuuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912961 this past week I've been hecka busy. In between working, band meetings, and tending to hubs and the kids (an always full time job there right?) I thought about last week's blog. and what I was doing to make it better. <BR> <BR> Well, I do agree with some of the other Sparkies out there. Mojo is a nogo ...if you're looking for it to work out, keep looking. Sometimes we just gotta get down to it and do the nitty gritty even if in itty bitty steps. <BR> <BR> I have been trying to take my lu... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:48:22 EST I'm too lazy to type this right now... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907665 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l118496478.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We've all been there. I'm sure this is why most of us are here. You'd think after five years of Spark, I'd have the answers. Alas. I'm just out of it this month. Well, and last month, and well, maybe the month before that too... <BR> <BR> I know I just need to move. Whether it be running or Combat or SOMETHING. I was so motivated and then. I don't know. Is it teenagers? yes. Yes, I will blame them. and... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 11:14:08 EST When a hippo hits a snake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887638 I've gotten out to do some running. The first day was like "omg 20 minutes? and I'm dying?" the 2nd day was like "booyah, yeah I'm getting into this" <BR> <BR> but the third day... <BR> <BR> ah yes, ssssssee those threes? <BR> <BR> I have this trail behind my house. I avoid it like crazy even though it is THE place to jog and ride bikes apparently. But, I have this irrational fear of the boogie man and snakes. <BR> <BR> I run on the sidewalk all around my neighborhood. <BR> <BR> Until... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 15:51:54 EST Pause, Rewind, Delete http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881106 If it were only that easy to fight the mutant ninja fat cells that way. <BR> <BR> So here it is in black and white. <BR> <BR> I have completely regained the 10 pounds that I've worked so so hard to lose. <BR> <BR> those ten pounds of plateauing. <BR> <BR> those ten pounds of constant blogging and obsessing. <BR> <BR> all gone. <BR> <BR> or rather <BR> <BR> all back. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l726341442.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>18</em> "so, what ar... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:28:40 EST um rambles and stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872679 I've been trying Combat off and on. Notice the off and on. I'm still learning consistency. <BR> <BR> However, I did this time print out a full workout....stickers ready. <BR> I measured myself. <BR> I even (gasp) took pics. I'm still debating whether to post those scary things or wait until it looks definitely different with an after shot. I vote after shot. <BR> <BR> and I'm doing with my bestie again. a great motivation all around!! <BR> <BR> I have a band parent meeting tonight ... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 17:31:28 EST