IAMBIZI's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=IAMBIZI IAMBIZI'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/ good things and some things... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931721 I weighed 140 this morning! <BR> it is 118 day Alcohol free. <BR> I lost 3 inches all over when I measured this morning. <BR> 3 weeks ago I had a hip injury. <BR> I backed off of jogging and was really bummed out because of my progress that I was making. <BR> Jogged some last night so that was good and the hip felt fine. <BR> so that is good. <BR> My computer is giving me fits the last 3 days. It has malware. And we can't seem to get rid of it. <BR> Have run different programs and still conti... Thu, 21 May 2015 00:37:26 EST Hard work out last night! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922933 down to 141 this morning again <em>30</em> <BR> slept until 7 am so that is 6 1/2 hours sleep, but I feel really rested. (I will stick to the 1 mg of klonipin.) <BR> Last night at the gym, it was harder...did not run as long took me longer to cool down, sweat quite a bit. ruined my t shirt because the hair color just ran down my shirt with the sweat. sigh <BR> maybe it will come out? <BR> 4.76 miles one hour, 5k=40:30, total 5 miles 65 minutes. <BR> I know in my head that I will have ups ... Tue, 5 May 2015 09:05:13 EST I am happy with my progress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921068 I definitely jogged longer with out a break like 6 minutes jog(5mph) <BR> 1 min walk(3.5mph) for most of the hour. 9 minutes straight at the end. <BR> Here are my stats if anyone is interested: <BR> <BR> 1 mile=12min:35sec <BR> 3 miles=37:37 <BR> 3.2 (5K)=40 mins <em>30</em> <BR> 4 miles=50 mins <BR> 4.81 miles=60 mins <BR> 5 miles including cool down=64 minutes <BR> <BR> I have to say that I was impressed with myself that I could remember the mileage numbers! <BR> <BR> Fit bit totals=... Fri, 1 May 2015 23:29:06 EST I survived a beer garden...whew! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917450 It is pouring and we have festival international this weekend. We went last night. Fun but I can't just stand around and listen to music, it hurts my back. <BR> When we went to the beer garden area with craft beers and everyone was socializing and drinking it was difficult to remain alcohol free. But i survived. yeah! Later when we ran into friends, I shared with her how that was hard. She too is not drinking right now because of meds that she is taking. WE commiserated. <BR> I really want to... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:56:57 EST pushing my self too hard.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916309 How does one determine max heart rate? <BR> It took me a long time to get it back to 100. <BR> This is how I know that I am not in good shape. I have to remember I am a beginner and it takes a while to get in shape. <BR> I sweat a lot but last night did not sweat as much. I have gone up to 160. It was 154 last night. <BR> 220-52 = 168 x85%=143 <BR> so I have been pushing myself too hard. <BR> <BR> bizi <BR> 142 this morning, have not been this weight for over a year!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Wha... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 09:42:12 EST jogging history http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914889 Aug 2013-Jan 2014 165 days AF, July 30- AF, August 19- AF, 8 DD, 4 mod., September 21- AF, 6 DD, 3 mod. October 14- AF, 3 mod, 14 DD, November: 17- AF, 2 mod, 11-DD. December: 12- AF, 2 mod, 17 DD. January: 12-AF, 18-DD.1 mod. January 23rd day one AF. February: 28- AF. March: 31- AF(68 AF longest in a year!) <BR> <BR> 2-1 AF (day 10 AF) <BR> 2-2 AF <BR> 2-3 AF <BR> 2-4 AF <BR> 2-5 AF <BR> 2-6 AF <BR> 2-7 AF <BR> 2-8 AF <BR> 2-9 AF <BR> 2-10 AF. <BR> 2-11 AF <BR> 2-12 AF <BR> 2-13 AF <BR> 2-1... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 23:46:54 EST Goals! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913185 Well .... <BR> I made it 3 days off the internet. <BR> Better than none. <BR> I can't believe I just said to my husband that "I am going to be alcohol free until july 11th when we start our vacation." <BR> He gave me a thumbs up and said "I'll drink to that" <BR> lol <BR> I jogged/walked 4.6 miles in an hour wednesday night. That is a 13 minute mile. My friend told me I could run a marathon with that time. I was exhausted after that hour. I was jogging 3 minutes at 5mph then walking 1 minu... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 23:03:46 EST taking a break from the internet. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909710 I am taking a break from the internet. Have been running hypomanic for a while now and I need to reel it in so to speak. I will check back in next weekend. <BR> I will miss you. <BR> bizi Sun, 12 Apr 2015 01:31:43 EST sort of survived a dinner party. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909140 We went to a dinner party. <BR> There were about 10 of us there. <BR> Right away they wanted to give us alcohol...I told the hostess Molly that I was not drinking and would like some hot tea. So she put some water to boil they don't have a microwave. <BR> They served delicious food. guacamole, salsa, 2 halves of Twice baked sweet potatoes covered with cheese. I ate shredded pork, spicy beans, and finally a piece of ice cream cake. I drank about 3-4 cups of hot tea over the course of an hour..... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 23:14:24 EST Great day!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908603 Today was a great day! <BR> Saw a nursing home client this morning...her feet were in such bad shape. I washed and soaked them and worked off all of the dead skin exfoliating them from neglect. IT took a long time and was not comfortable for her but she was very happy with me when we were finished. They looked pretty too! Orange polish! <BR> Had seared tuna for lunch with kale, squash, and beets at the health food store. Jeff is still on spring break so he joined the lunch bunch today. <BR> T... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 23:46:08 EST 1st time fit bit user! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907551 Aug 2013-Jan 2014 165 days AF, July 30- AF, August 19- AF, 8 DD, 4 mod., September 21- AF, 6 DD, 3 mod. October 14- AF, 3 mod, 14 DD, November: 17- AF, 2 mod, 11-DD. December: 12- AF, 2 mod, 17 DD. January: 12-AF, 18-DD.1 mod. January 23rd day one AF. February: 28- AF. March: 31- AF(68 AF longest in a year!) <BR> <BR> 4-1 AF <BR> 4-2 AF (70) gym 60 minutes tred mill of which 45 minutes jog/ walk intervals 3.5/5.0mph <BR> 4-3 AF 45 minute walk in neighborhood~2 miles??? <BR> 4-4 AF another wa... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 08:11:12 EST 73 days...I wobbled tonight.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906124 Happy Easter! <BR> Yesterday I spent 2 hours getting food items from various stores for todays meal. <BR> I picked up 2 pounds of shrimp. paul is making seafood jambalya.(think seafood stir fried rice, but cooked in a rice cooker) WE will also bring Corn bread dressing, brocolli/kale cole slaw, brocolli crunch salad which is a bit sweet with raisins hubby can pick them out. It took me driving here and there to finally get everything that I wanted. I had decadent boudain balls for a mid mornin... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 00:03:22 EST 68 days today! 147 this morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902778 147 this morning, 10 weeks ago(1-12-15) I weighed 164. I could not have done this still drinking! <BR> up early again at 6;15, drinking that first cup of coffee. needed to get up early to take a .... <BR> shower....sigh <BR> Went to the gym last night at 8 pm, met with julie. <BR> We did some abs exercises which I find hard, a plank for only 45 seconds is really hard. side crunches using a 10 pound weight. A couple weight machines. <BR> Walked on the tred mill for 5 minutes warm up then walke... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:08:45 EST I am so full! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900917 I ate a lot today for dinner: <BR> After the guitar competition we met up back home. We have a friend staying with us and I had driven separately since I worked late. Met there at 6pm. Then headed home to meet up to go for dinner, crawfish during lent on a friday meant it would be a long wait to be seated. <BR> (or so we thought) <BR> So I had a cup of tabouli, big glass of milk and a pear. <BR> When we got there there wasn't a wait at all. <BR> Then I proceeded to eat half a dozen char broil... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 23:07:13 EST Today I struggled.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893107 Today I struggled. <BR> I made it 50 days alcohol free and wavered tonight. <BR> Earlier in the day I thought I could drink tonight...it is saturday and I don't have to work tomorrow nor worry about the crappy sleep that I would get if I drank.....I pondered this several times thru out the day. I kept thinking was this logical? and would think about something else. <BR> WE had a good thia chicken and steamed calflower for dinner, it was good. <BR> Then got ready to go to the concert. piano, v... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 00:06:12 EST 47 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890832 Had a lebanese lunch today chicken schwarma and humus, tabouli and lentil rice. All very good!!!!! <BR> (too many carbs though!) <BR> After work today I did not feel like cooking so asked hubby to go to the Blue Basil Vietnamese restaurant 3 blocks from our house! <BR> He agreed. He is a good man. <BR> He had PHO (pronounced "Fugh") beef steak noodle soup. and I had chicken lettuce wraps. I really enjoyed them and like the sauces kind of spicy and sweet. I liked the mango one as well. <BR> To... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 00:51:19 EST 43 days AF....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5888441 UGH!!!!! <BR> I just got back from shopping....the worst thing to shop for??? <BR> BRAS! <BR> I finally found a bra that fits now and will fit even better 10-15 pounds from now. <BR> So I bought the only 4 in stock different colors, plum, silver and white. <BR> I threw my old, ill fitted, stretched out, some torn, safety pinned ones away. They were on sale and I got another purse that I like in a silver color for more formal attire. I now have that purse in Sage green, coral, white and cranbe... Sat, 7 Mar 2015 00:30:14 EST I saw my new doctor today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884022 I saw my new Doctor today. <BR> Filled out a lot of forms and they took a thorough history. Went over my meds/vit/supplements. I liked her staff, very nice. Her office is 3 miles from my home, and she takes my insurance! <BR> <BR> I liked her alot. She spent about 30 minutes with me. She is young and energetic. <BR> I was very honest with her about my concerns about my alcohol usage and leaving my other GP doc because of her being "judgemental" I did not tell her about the whole computer por... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 00:57:02 EST I made it to the gym!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877101 HI I went to the gym and walked on the tred mill 90 minutes for 5.3 miles at 3.5 mph. Used my head phones to listen between food shows and hanity. <BR> I love the flexibilty of the open hours and there were plenty of machines open when I was there. <BR> IT was raining when I went to the gym, I wonder if they went ahead and had the parades tonight???? Poor people if they did....It rained last year mardi gras and ice, it was awful. <BR> hubby said the king cake was good. <BR> Said that his best... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 23:27:31 EST Internet addiction?????monday morning..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876698 I changed my starting weight to reflect what I posted on my daily weigh ins: 164 on 1-12-15. <BR> I think that was elevated due to water weight and feeling so bloated after all of that drinking that I was doing so it may not be an actual weight if you know what I mean but I thought I would still record it as a starting weight. Shocking how easy it is to gain weight and so hard to lose it. my weight has stayed about the same in the past couple of weeks. So at least I am not gaining like I was.... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:04:42 EST Happy Valentines Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875772 Stayed in bed until 9 am. hubby surprised me with big heart balloon and flowers and 2 cards....I had a card hidden in my car unsigned and that was all, feeling like a schmuck! <BR> Made myself a smoothie with 4 servings of veggies and fruits kale, blueberries and cranberry juice lite. yummy! I read last night we should aim for 11 servings of fruits and veggies a day. <BR> Had several cups of coffee using stevia and half and half. <BR> We went to lunch early, had chicken and sausage gumbo, th... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 18:03:52 EST AF sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872093 half listening to the grammies. <BR> Hubby is on the couch. <BR> This morning he got sick after eating something that did not agree with him from mcdonalds today for breakfast. He thought he was going to get sick/nauseated etc. poor guy. <BR> So we left early from the halloween convention. <BR> He was disappointed so was I. <BR> <BR> I went to the new gym tonight. <BR> Fooled around for some time trying to get my iphone hooked up and charging while listening to tunes...couldn't make it work.... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 21:15:50 EST My new shoes are in! Joining a new gym! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871200 down to 154 this morning. Calling it early 16 day AF. <BR> Picked up my new running shoes yesterday. Yes they are purple and teal and very pretty! <BR> Looking at joining another gym and putting my current one on hold. <BR> planet fitness only costs $10 a month, they have alot of tred mills and are open 24/7 so that is good. My current gym(reds) closes early on the weekends 8pm and that is when I like to go. Reds costs $61 amonth and I have not been going so that is Depressing and such a wast... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 11:05:26 EST 13 day AF and getting things done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869337 I had a client cancel for this morning so I have a lot of spare time to do as I please. TOOK a shower!!! <BR> Am going to run by the lab and see if I can have my throid levels rechecked see if the orders are still good from right before christmas. 13 days AF could make a difference in my readings ...I don't know. WE will see if I really am hypothyroidism. <BR> got up at 8;30 made a crock pot full of pork roast onions peppers turnip greens and pieces and carrots so dinner will be done when we ... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 11:09:14 EST Lack of discipline, dreams http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865919 For a long time now I have been in and out of therapy dealing with my issues. <BR> I have made an appointment to see a doctor of osteopathy. <BR> I found a female and she takes my insurance. I am hoping she can be my primary physician and even mange my psych meds for bipolar. I need some one who is willing to look at me in the whole and manage my care. She would replace 3 doctors, hopefully. <BR> She also does manipulations which is a bonus because I could use a good tune up in that area. <BR... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 12:30:35 EST Day 7 AF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865580 From the smart recovery web site I did a work sheet from their tool box. <BR> It is called the CBA: cost benefit analysis. <BR> <BR> So I thought I would write it down here for you all to see. <BR> <BR> Advantages of drinking alcohol: <BR> <BR> avoidance of work, I am lazy <BR> Something to do-bored <BR> makes me more fun to be around <BR> like the taste <BR> makes me more easy going/relaxed <BR> increase self confidence <BR> decreases my social anxiety <BR> Fit in with my friends and fam... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 23:11:52 EST Day one..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861257 Got up early for me when hubby's alarm went off at 7:15 (I am not a morning person). <BR> Went out of town for my foot care client and back for an early lunch at 11am. Had wild caught salmon and steamed kale and potato soup, I get the salmon rare it was very good. Saw 2 more clients( I give pedicures to the elderly in their homes) one client did not need hers done so I got done early! <BR> So then the plan for the rest of the day was to go to the shoe store and pick out new walking shoes, hub... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:28:01 EST Drinking too much and helping a friend.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858435 This is the second night that I drank too much and now i woke up and took another klonipin to see if I can go back to sleep. <BR> my chewed my cuticle on my thumb and it is throbbing, the nail broke all the way down past the quick and I cut it out too far back...it will take a while for it to grow back. <BR> Ouch! <BR> I am helping a friend who is going thru a rough depression and anxiety, she just quit her teaching job(mid term) because it had become too much stress. She starts an out patien... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 04:45:24 EST Much eating and drinking and medical stuff.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851811 I am bipolar 1 FYI so I tend to run"more high than low" Hubby and I were getting ready for our christmas hoiday 1000 mile trek north to INdiana for 3 weeks. WE had a nice visit, weather got cold and snowy but we had a lot of fun visitng, hubby went to china for 11 days and had the trip of a life time. He played a solo piece and did well. very proud of him! <BR> Before I left I had a routine physical and lab work done( no pap this year reccommend every 3 years now) anyway. <BR> I waited and wa... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 13:10:37 EST lab results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834929 I was a bit into a tizzy today. <BR> my gp wanted me to go on 2 different meds after my lab results came in. <BR> my chol was 240 <BR> but my hdl was 130 ldl was 114 so I was not concerned and told the nurse this. <BR> then she wants to start me on synthroid for an elevated tsh high normal being 5 mine was 5.6. I don't have any symptoms. <BR> So she is going to have me draw blood again in the morning for t3 and t4. <BR> she was going to start me on 25mcg (a half dose) and have me retested in ... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 11:52:52 EST I need new shoes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832195 60 degrees for our walk around the neighborhood. It was nice but my hands got cold but my raynauds did not flare up surprisingly. <BR> I have a busy day for tomorrow. see one client the out for lunch as usual with hubby to chris's por boys for gumbo. the hair appointment for retouch of color and a gloss and hair cut if time permits then another client. then art walk with friends, have not been downtown if a while. then dinner somewhere. We ate left overs tonight for dinner then went to the pu... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 00:54:07 EST I will make it so! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829195 Getting ready to go to a music and merryment fundraiser. I will be the designated driver for my girl friend who never gets to drink escorted. So she is excited. there will be 3 houses on display, a trolley shuttling us from house to house with different set of music in each house. Hubby is playing jazz in one of the houses with a trio, chorus singers in another house and other musicians in the third house. Hubby got us complimentary tickets $75 dollars a piece because he is playing. <BR> I am... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 17:39:57 EST Reward good behavior with computer time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822535 Came home from work and hubby was at a rehearsal and then he was going to a concert. <BR> I ate chicken salad for dinner. <BR> at 6 pm I plunkered down at the computer and was going to get on line and do my thing. but knew that I was trying to change my computer usage....using it as a reward. So I got up and went to my desk and made out a deposit which took about an hour. I was going to break down then and have a cider and not go to the gym but I had already stated that I was going to the gym... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 23:42:45 EST Please don't judge me.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820922 Well..... <BR> The truth of the matter is that I have been lieing to myself and my doctor about how much alcohol that I am drinking. You guys know the truth as I have been documenting it for some odd months now. <BR> Last week I met with my psych doctor and told her that I was drinking 3 times per week 3 drinks each time. She asked me specifics..... <BR> She said this was moderate drinking, and that she was happy that I was doing so well being moderate. I told her that I could not afford my t... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 01:54:30 EST I don't feel good..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817089 It is 4am here and 32 degrees. burr for the south!My anti histamine stopped working so I got up and took some more meds. Perhaps I am over loading them: <BR> <BR> First thing Friday morning 9 am: <BR> zyrtek 10mg ( supposed to last all day!) antihistamine for allergies <BR> Allegra- D for allergies and congestion: 12 hour Decongestant withpsedoephedrine 120mg and fexofenadine hcl 60mg,antihistamine <BR> This Does not last 12 hours more like 6-7. <BR> mucinex-DM- 12 hour for cough and expecto... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 06:14:26 EST Finished my first 10 k!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813134 I finished my 1st Cajun Cup 10 K in 1 hour and 31 minutes! <BR> I even jogged some on the last half. <BR> ate 2 bowls of jambalaya with chicken and sausage that was fantastic!!!!! <BR> then came home and hubby and I went out for lunch I just had a bowl of cabbage and remulaude dressing, think a spicy coleslaw. I have a smoothie to finish just could not finish drinking something so cold when I was getting ready to be cold. <BR> I started out with 2 shirts and a sweater and scarf and mittens an... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 14:07:35 EST Made it through day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809677 I have been updating my medical journal of sorts a one page document that I created showing my medical history, meds, and tests etc. I have many md visits the next 30 days. Pap, mammo with screening ultra sound, colonoscopy consult and prcedure soon, right thumb evaluation by OT this week(with treatments of unknown duration), my pdoc ordered labs but they are too soon, am allowed them one time a year so will have my Mdoc order them when I see her the 26th and then just give a copy to my pdoc ... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 00:30:37 EST Happy halloween! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808796 halloween was great fun and the kids loved the decorations and special effects, fog machine, crank ghost, skeletons on the roof! spiders in the trees hanging bat in the bush, in the yard full of tombstones, hanging ghouls, lots of kids and parents complemented us, we were dressed as dead bride and groom. this old wedding dress is falling a part but I love it. It is too small and I can only breath shallow breaths so when it is time to be done I can hardly wait to unzip it and be able to breat... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 16:44:48 EST Great day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806668 Great day today! <BR> thankful for my job. I only saw 3 clients. <BR> I started off the day with a blueberry spinach smoothie and 2 cups of coffee with half and half. <BR> Had lunch with the gang at the health food store... ate grilled shrimp fahitas ( with out the carbs), quinoa tabouli, sauteed kale with peppers and onions and fresh boiled beets. I love their food! <BR> Dinner: I cooked teryaki ginger salmon in an 450 oven baked for 12 minutes and then I cooked fresh sliced beets with a co... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 00:08:50 EST Great day and My first real 8k walk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804597 Went to bed last night at 930pm which is a first as I am up after midnight usually. The alarm went off at 5;30 got right up and made a smoothie using frozen blueberries and fresh strawberries and pea protein powder. Drank 2 cups of coffee and I left the house at 610am met paula at a mcdonalds at 630and and she drove us to the town of opelousas for the veterans walk. For a 7;30 check in time. This was the first year for it and it started at 8am. Why does it have to be that early????? <BR> Ther... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 16:06:17 EST thanks for your support! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802499 I have been such a sloth.... <BR> have been drinking way too often and too much. <BR> This is my 2nd day in a row (Alcohol free) this month. <BR> Geesh! <BR> Jeff is at the Football game. <BR> The house is an absolute mess. Halloween things all about, his favorite time of the year. Hoping that the weather stays nice as it has been this week. <BR> Am afraid to look at the forecast....it poured last year....even so we still had about 30 kids come thru. <BR> On my second load of laundry and have... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 23:58:20 EST I have a problem with alcohol.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801508 July 30 days AF, August 19 days AF, September 21 days AF <BR> <BR> 9- 30 AF tred mill 7.0 miles at 3.5 mph and at 3% incline for 3.5miles! <BR> 10-1 mod 2/3 rds (750ml)bottle of cider dumped out the rest on 10-6! <BR> 10-2 AF tred mill... 7.0 miles at 3.5 mph and at 3% incline for 3.5miles! tired tonight <BR> 10-3 DD 2 pints of cider and 3 twisted teas <BR> 10-4 AF walked an outside track 7 miles in 2 hours. yeah! <BR> 10-5 DD 2 pints of cider 1 twisted tea then 3 beers at home...walked in t... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 12:24:03 EST great food day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797145 Great food day. <BR> 2 cups of coffee with half and half. <BR> 3 scrambled eggs with spinach and black bean salsa and a side of brocolli and a cup of fresh fruit for lunch(bananas, pinapple, melon, grapes. yum! <BR> then for dinner 4oz of grass fed beef with goat cheese and an avocado, tablespoon of hummus. <BR> one strong beer tonight about an hour ago. <BR> walked on the tred mill this afternoon 7 miles 2 hours 0%incline. <BR> Listened to my music on my iphone but it kept falling off, my ha... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:26:45 EST 8 miles!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793767 This was how september played out: <BR> 9-1 DD So many margaritas at a cook out! had fun! <BR> 9-2 very mod 1 drink <BR> 9-3 DD 3 drinks in one hour. heart is pounding <BR> 9-4 AF <BR> 9-5 DD black cherry mikes hard lemonade, wine tasting, beer tasting, whiskey tasting then pumpkin stout! yum! <BR> 9-6 AF <BR> 9-7 DD 2 pints of cider and a shot of cinnamon whiskey for the cider yum! <BR> 9-8 MOD one pumpkin stout ( 10 1/2% alcohol so really it was equal to 2 beers.) <BR> 9-9 DD 2 pumpkin stou... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 00:09:08 EST what a great day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793082 what a beautiful day. read the newspaper on my swing and sat outdoors for 3 hours! <BR> takes me along time to read the paper. <BR> then hubby came home and we walked around the neighborhood. and talked to one of our neighbors about halloween coming up. He decorates his front lawn fabulously. so we admired the decorations that he had up already. they were great. We noticed that he is on a bird migration path so we watched as spoon bills flew over head as well as egrets and ibis. it was great.... Sun, 5 Oct 2014 23:00:04 EST I should sleep well tonight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792449 WE ate lunch early because I had to work today. Had chicken and sausage gumbo and a bowl of cabbage that I make slaw with a remulaude sauce. Later had an apple. <BR> I saw 2 sweet demented clients new to me. Both of them really needed their toe nails trimmed and she let me paint her toenails at the age of 92. Love it! <BR> <BR> I did it! I was able to walk OUT SIDE on a track at the gym 7 miles <BR> in 2 hours!!!! It was not that hard...It was a beautiful day perfect weather 70's and low hum... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 21:04:29 EST 7 miles!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790096 Chicken salad(chicken, walnuts, apples and raisins) salad(kale, carrots, tomatoes) for dinner. <BR> I asked a trainer about walking on the tred mill instead of on the floor. At first he said I should walk on the tract. (14 laps is one mile) I balked at that. He said to start walking on an incline to improve my training no more than 5% and to go up to 8 miles. But not every session. He said training 3 times a week was good, to vary the lengths each time. I watch tv while walking. <BR> I walked... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 00:26:05 EST very proud of myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788721 Got up late 1030 and had a cup of coffee. <BR> Brunch consisted of 3 scrambled eggs with spinach and a side of black bean salsa that I dumped on top...it was delicious! a side of brocolli and a cup of fresh fruit, (bananas, cantelope, grapes, and pinapple). yum! <BR> WE ran several errands that took forever. Picked up my print that we finally had framed it is beautiful! <BR> I went to the gym and walked 10K on the tred mile...6.4 miles for 110 minutes at 3.5 mph. <BR> That is the first time I... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 23:12:10 EST Happy sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784294 I read the paper this morning had a cup of coffee. <BR> went to brunch with hubby. Had 2 scrambled eggs with spinach and a side of brocolli and a cup of fresh mixed fruit. <BR> I scrubbed the kitchen floor and part of the back door area and then shook out some dusty rugs. took about an hour. Finished my charting and filing. I still have some billing to do....jeff swept about 2/3rds of the house. He has been sneezing alot lately. <BR> I went to the hazelden chat room and talked a bit about my ... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 20:43:56 EST internet addiction rearing its ugly head.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784099 It is not good that I spent 5 hours on the internet yesterday, <BR> it is becoming a problem again. <BR> I am avoiding other responsibilities, house is a mess, yard has been neglected. my paper work continues to be behind. <BR> So for this afternoon I will so some house hold chores, cleaning and get caught up with my paper work. There is an on line support chat room for AA people with dual diagnosis at 4pm. I think I would like to join them on that chat. Hazelden.... I don't think I am an al... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 14:06:29 EST