IMREITE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=IMREITE IMREITE'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/ updated chicken video http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785019 <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur<BR>e=player_embedded&v=mXk-DtLSozw </link> Mon, 22 Sep 2014 21:01:46 EST chicken dance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784432 I got this present for my nieces, aged 5 and 3. They loved it. their parents may get annoyed by it but it is cute. <BR> <BR> <link>https://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt<BR>=A0LEV1I3oB9UNKUAcKlXNyoA;_ylc=X1MDMjc<BR>2NjY3OQRfcgMyBGZyA21jYWZlZQRncHJpZANTV<BR>FRFRXBGbFRjR0dHN0ZySkphVnJBBG5fcnNsdAM<BR>wBG5fc3VnZwMxBG9yaWdpbgNzZWFyY2gueWFob<BR>28uY29tBHBvcwMwBHBxc3RyAwRwcXN0cmwDBHF<BR>zdHJsAzI2BHF1ZXJ5A2hhbGxvd2VlbiBkYW5ja<BR>W5nICBjaGlja2VuBHRfc3RtcAMxNDExMzU4ODE<BR>3?p=halloween+dancing++chicke... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 00:58:24 EST on the road http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783286 traveling for an out of town wedding Sat, 20 Sep 2014 01:18:44 EST weigh in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783202 starting 5% challenge tomorrow Fri, 19 Sep 2014 22:02:08 EST almost the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782578 only thursday Thu, 18 Sep 2014 21:22:11 EST Hunger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781337 We all have hunger and not just for food. We have other physical hungers (activity and sleep), but also spiritual, mental and emotional hungers that need to be taken care of for us to live and be happy. Unfortunatly most of us focus on the phsical and when we feel a hunger, we tend to feed it with food. Either through overeating, eating when our bodies don’t need food or even binging. I started thinking about physcial hunger and don’t remember the last time I felt it. I eat a lot. I don’t b... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 00:35:31 EST next http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779902 time to get more stuff of my list. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 21:31:31 EST warm enough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779327 Got the east side of the house pained. we are all done except fot some of the window trim and facia. but the big part is done Sat, 13 Sep 2014 21:32:17 EST Fall is now here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778796 it has been cool ant rainy. normally it is in the 70's. this weekend it will ne the 50's. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:09:53 EST Leadership http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777628 i found this on a website and wanted to share it <BR> <BR> With the right resources, politicking or posturing, anyone can be a leader. Right? <BR> <BR> WRONG we need to redefine the meaning of leadership. It’s not about attaining the highest title or position, but about attaining skills such as compassion, civility, integrity and even listening. <BR> We need schools/ organizations to be is poised to become the centers of ethical leadership as we continue to develop leaders who are spirit... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 01:01:46 EST week getting easier http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777495 closer to weekend. did not do well with mind ful snacking. ut have a couple more days ledt this week to do better. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 21:21:40 EST crunch challenge - week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775532 slmost forgot a couple times but i keep it on my list do i see it each night before bed and take the time to do it. i sturggled with 45. i spile it into 20 and then did 25 about 10 minutes later. tomorrow is 50 and i will probably will split it to 2 sets of 25. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 01:07:01 EST painting day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774329 saturday is the first day in over a month that the weather is cooperating. so it will be a big push to get tje hpuse painted. Friday night, i washed and painted the front of the garage and part of the back. we have a lot of spiderwebs and bug residue to wash off. at least i dont have to sand it or prime it first Sat, 6 Sep 2014 01:23:55 EST New wellness program http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773690 We have a new wellness program at work I may be able to participate in. Here is what’s in it for you! <BR> • 1:1 Nutrition Consultations with Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist weekly for 8 weeks from Oct 13 – Dec 1, Mondays (30 min, schedule from 1 pm – 5 pm) <BR> • A fitness consultation in the fitness room with Registered Dietitian-Nutritionist who is also a fitness instructor <BR> • Pre/post pilot meetings with Nurse Practitioner and other providers to help you meet and measure your goals... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 00:53:10 EST night off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773615 ran an errand. came home and took a long nap. woke up and slowly ate supper. Very slow. it took a while for me to eat. but it should prevent me from wanting to snack. Thu, 4 Sep 2014 22:32:39 EST potluck day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772850 brought a healthy brekfast but lunch was not so great. although i did not have any cake, i felt full but wanted somthing sweet, but i relixzed i was full and did not trull want cake. just a habit of wanting sweets. instead i decided i was done. Wed, 3 Sep 2014 20:19:04 EST 30 day Crunch challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771554 September challenge <link>30dayfitnesschallenges.com/30-day-cr<BR>unch-challenge/ </link> <BR> <BR> day 1 done. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 00:53:40 EST 30 day plank challenge - Finished http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770252 I did a 5 minute plank. my arms were shaking when i was done. of course my abs were shaking too. <BR> Sunday i am taking the day off. will start a new challenge in september. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 02:00:54 EST quiet day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770160 slept in, did a low impact workout and went to the club. a good night. still early so i can relax and get in a 2nd workout. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 22:16:40 EST 3 day weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769080 loking forward to relaxing and getting some projects done Fri, 29 Aug 2014 00:43:16 EST I was wrong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768988 I took a shortcut in an attempt to do something for a customer. i did not have the authority to approve something, but i was hoping no one would notice/care. I set up a request and put it in the normal queue. i was mistaken. the person viewing the queue decided to be a problem and would not allow it. she asked a supervisor and he was not coopertive. at least when the customer called back a 3rd person took my side and decided the other 2 people were providing bad customer service. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:56:02 EST day 27 plank challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767768 i am on day 27 of my plank challeng. Time for a 4 minute plank. Wed, 27 Aug 2014 00:51:17 EST 1/4 painted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767646 dh and i did some painting outside. 1 side of the house is done. still have the longest part of the house left. pf course it is going to rain for the next week so i guess we will have to take the time to do other projects. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:31:20 EST BAbble http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766400 I may have to remember this for later. <BR> <BR> I do not babble. I often have considerable amounts of information to convey and you may question the manner in which I organize it, but I do not babble Mon, 25 Aug 2014 01:02:20 EST shopping day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766295 i had 2 pairs that wore out so i had to replace them. i found 4 pairs so that way when my other pairs wear out i dont have to shop again. i hate trying on clothes. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 21:43:42 EST so humid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765649 but i did some weeding outside anyway. i have som invasives that spread to far. Sat, 23 Aug 2014 19:41:41 EST start out small http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765229 <link>30dayfitnesschallenges.com/30-day-pl<BR>ank-challenge/ </link> <BR> it starts out with a 20 second plank if you have trouble to try 2 10 second planks. if there is any times that are too hard to do in 1 plank split them in 2 or 3 sets so it adds up to the amount. <BR> <BR> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 23:25:56 EST day 20 on plank challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764545 tomorrow is a 3 minute plank day. i have done it before but it is killer on the abs. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 22:02:05 EST farmers work to hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763810 <link>www.postcrescent.com/story/money/201<BR>4/08/15/wisconsin-farmer-continues-cho<BR>res-age/14139477/ </link> Wed, 20 Aug 2014 20:06:01 EST Plank challenge day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762571 17 days done. i was out of town over the weekend and it put me 1 day behind. i almost forgot about it, but i put up a reminder in my exercise area. tomorrow - 2.5 minutes Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:44:04 EST 1 bad habit avoided http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762421 i have several but i am praticing to get the bad habits out of my system. today i was tempted a couple tiemed but 1 habit i did not do at all. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 21:07:31 EST no more stuffed animals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761693 on sat morning, my sister and broter in law took their 3 and 5 year old to the store. they saw a big stuffed animal they wanted. they were told no. <BR> They whined a bit and were told by their parents that they were not going to buy them any more stuffed animals. <BR> afew hours my dh and i arrived with a panda stuffed animal and a monkey stuffed animal. the girls loved them. the 5 yr old took he 3 ft panda bear to my cousins wedding dance. she danced with it for hours. Sun, 17 Aug 2014 21:56:10 EST On the road again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760643 Have to get up early to go to a cousins wedding. so glad i stayed home tonight. i had time to take a nap and i got in a really good cardio workout Sat, 16 Aug 2014 01:39:53 EST wedding tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760572 i will be out of town tomorrow for my cousins wedding. Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:03:32 EST interesting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759885 my company had some layoffs. my job/ my department seem safe for now. but i decided to update my online resume. i finished it and posted it last night. i have a few emails and a couple of voicemails to call back on. <BR> i am not activly looking, but it is good to know what else is out there. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:20:29 EST when engineers have pets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758647 <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?featur<BR>e=player_embedded&v=rTEMRo-IcGk </link> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:00:18 EST 3 of 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758520 Today i had the 3rd (and last) massage of my indulgence package. i was a bit annoyed because the person overbooked so it started about 35 minutes late. i got there early so i tried to be extra patient but i was annoyed so i went out to put extra in the parking meter. <BR> at least i enjoyed the massage. i hope i get emailed more deals in the future. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 21:11:14 EST wedding season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757835 I have a 3 cousins getting married in the next 3 months. i guess i will have to try on some dresses. i hate dressing up. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 21:23:44 EST no excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757093 i need a sign to say no excuses or no whining. mostly as a reminder to myself. Sun, 10 Aug 2014 20:00:05 EST outside day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756487 dh painted and i weeded. he will waht my help eventually but for now i can do other work. Sat, 9 Aug 2014 18:57:28 EST so tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756053 long week. need more sleep. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 23:51:06 EST Lawn mowed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755393 we got rain so the weeds were all over and needed to be mowed. also did our deep ditches. still need to attack some of it with weed killer. but that will be another day Thu, 7 Aug 2014 22:31:08 EST midweek http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754672 2 workdays left Wed, 6 Aug 2014 21:19:17 EST new workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753326 a couple years ago, my wonderful dh set up his old pc in the baseemnt workout area so ihave access to mp3's and songs i find online for my sorkouts. when it died he bought me a cheap netbook with internet access so i still have access to free exercise video online. There are so many options. i found some more so i constantly have new workouts and old favorites that i can keep doing.. Tue, 5 Aug 2014 00:51:31 EST stiff muscles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753161 now i remember why i dont strength train often. i was so stiff and tired today. of course some of it could be because of a virus going around. will have to remember to stretch better and do more low impact cool down stuff afterwards. and then a 5 min relax yoga session. <BR> <BR> on the other had the soreness is not pain, not affecting my joints, and not preventing me from moving. so all in all the mild soreness is weakness being forced out of my body. Mon, 4 Aug 2014 20:32:36 EST strength training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752440 have a video for les mills Pump and Burn. all the squats, so many reps. and of course the wobbly feeling in the legs. will definatly do this one again Sun, 3 Aug 2014 19:55:10 EST weather and painting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751895 why is it when we have energy to start painting outside, does the wather not cooperae? rainy and humit. may have to wait till nect weekend to do any more. Sat, 2 Aug 2014 21:20:04 EST 30 day plank challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750759 <link>30dayfitnesschallenges.com/30-day-pl<BR>ank-challenge/ </link> <BR> A 5 min plank will be killer. i can do a 3 min plank, but i dont do it often. Fri, 1 Aug 2014 00:21:01 EST almost weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750636 closer to friday... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 20:54:39 EST start out strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747894 monday is here. start the week strong Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:05:10 EST