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/ wallpaper http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887256 redoing the bathroom. still removing the wallpaper. hope to have it done this weekend. Thu, 5 Mar 2015 01:26:17 EST midweek http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887138 2 days left... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 20:59:01 EST bust excuses and move http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886505 when to show more tough love or empathy.hmm Tue, 3 Mar 2015 21:48:06 EST exam http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885835 had my physical today. all seemed good waiting for a test to come back but otherwise all seems normal, Mon, 2 Mar 2015 20:56:57 EST slowing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885064 it is important to slow down when i eat. i tend to eat to fast Sun, 1 Mar 2015 20:38:04 EST saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884480 normal saturday Sat, 28 Feb 2015 21:40:28 EST hmm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883466 possibilities. either because i am an eternal optimist or becaue after a quick trial and error i think i may have an answer. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 00:34:31 EST do it and get over it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883377 I have put off making an appointment for a physical for months. i always had excuses. in january i promised my DH i would make a doctors apointment in februaruy. i forgot about it, but i finally decided to take some time today to look up my insurance info and find a primary care doctor that takes new patients. <BR> I made an appointment today. i have my check up this monday. I did not make my february goal, but i will not use that as an excuse to ignore it. Thu, 26 Feb 2015 21:34:56 EST back at it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882766 back from vacation and time to get back to my goals. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 21:59:31 EST home again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881993 vacation was good. i am a cheapskate and i hate spending money on stuff. we still ate out a couple meals. i avoided the buffets. i did not want to be focused on food. i also avoided the candy and fudge store at the resort. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 18:09:00 EST vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880274 leaving later for vacation. just a couple day get away, but it should relaxing Sun, 22 Feb 2015 01:47:55 EST fit bit 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880144 My dh has a fit bit now. I hope it motivates him to get moving and stay that way. Sat, 21 Feb 2015 20:58:05 EST 4 days vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879637 no going to work for 4 days Fri, 20 Feb 2015 22:09:37 EST practicing patience http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879049 i have to wait, but i dont want to. i want to plan, celebrete, get exited, but what i am looking forward may not happen yet. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 22:22:23 EST 2 more work days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878391 then a 4 days away from work. looking foward to my weekend mini vacation. with it being so cold it will be great to be in the hot tub. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 21:56:24 EST 46 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877681 i am giving up mountain dew for lent. some people dont count the sundays so they give up the item for 6 days then can have it on sunday but i am going to give it for 46 days. I am going to grab my last can for a while and be excited. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 20:49:52 EST vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876367 1 more week till my mini-vacation Sun, 15 Feb 2015 20:22:32 EST fly by http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875864 last night and today flew by quickly. Sat, 14 Feb 2015 21:48:06 EST friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874990 happy dance. so far a pretty good day Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:29:33 EST what is your favorite day of the week? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874745 saturdays. i dont weork weekends so i can sleep in, dont have to be up early the next morning for anything. i generally dont have things strictly planned so i can realax and unwind. if i have energy i can use it if not i can nap. Thu, 12 Feb 2015 21:34:21 EST construction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874121 they are redoing the bridge my house. because of this the DOT needs more land. our house is on a corner lot. one house across the street was knocked down last week. 2 duplexes and an apartment complex on the east side are being klnocked down this weekend. it is kind of depressing. i was wishing they would buy us out as well. i dont like the fact that the bridge will be at least 100 ft closer with no noise wall. Wed, 11 Feb 2015 21:38:49 EST Thankful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873458 Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough. <BR> <BR> ~ Oprah Winfrey <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Feb 2015 21:51:41 EST monday funday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872841 ok not fun but had some victories. also had some motivation. Mon, 9 Feb 2015 22:42:26 EST Public vs private journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872068 i sometimes have a lot of crazy disorganized ideas so i do keep a private journal. Most of the time i just type out or scribble out some ideas that are in my head. a couple months ago, i found an online journal club. I get topics serveral times a week to help make me more thoughtful. a link is below <BR> <BR> <link>www.setonmagazine.com/seton-daily-jo<BR>urnal-club/respond-others-hurt </link> Sun, 8 Feb 2015 20:48:45 EST advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871463 Thanks for the advice. sometimes i know what i should do but get wishy washy about it. Sat, 7 Feb 2015 20:48:54 EST Handy man help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870942 My husband is a handy guy, but he is not a plumber, We need to have some plumbing work done and we have both been putting it off. he has been annoyed with prices, but it is time to suck it up and get the work done before our plumbing leaks again or blows up. being a guy, he hates the idea of calling a plumber or electrition to do any maintenance. <BR> <BR> dumb question - is there a nice way to give a forceful request (close to an ultimatum) without insulting his manhood? i dont want to ... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 21:54:59 EST almost friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870331 closer to friday Thu, 5 Feb 2015 22:01:54 EST progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869659 That was my journal theme for the day. i was a bit frustrated because i realized three are so many areas that i am not making forward progress. Then i got busy on some other tasks and was distracted. <BR> I did realize thought that i have a lot of goals and i want to reach them. i have not given up so i am going to take that energy and spend it on slowly working on my goals. <BR> <BR> I AM NOT GOING TO GIVE UP. Wed, 4 Feb 2015 21:33:38 EST no fast food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868973 dinner plan did not work out. i was tempted for fast food, but i found something in my freezer. used up my fresh tomatoes, did not have to go drive anywhere and i had less calories, fat and spent less money then if i went somewhere else. Tue, 3 Feb 2015 21:35:51 EST underwater work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868176 not quite underwater but a water main broke in our office. we have water damage in the back entryway, our main lunchrooms, large bathrooms and some office desks. <BR> <BR> it may not be cleaned up till friday. i suppose it could be worse. it could be my house with water damage. Mon, 2 Feb 2015 20:36:26 EST check up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867424 a feb goal is to schedule a physical.the last doctor i had retired so i need to find a new one. i am not having any issues but i see the NP at our work clinic on occason and participate in our healthy living programs. but i have not had a full physical in a couple years. Sun, 1 Feb 2015 20:38:03 EST feb goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866737 i have my goal sheet for february. ready to start tracking Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:38:06 EST weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866227 i did some quick cleaning when i got home friday afternoon. not a lot of stuff but a couple items off the to do list. Fri, 30 Jan 2015 23:02:01 EST midweek http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864811 2 more workdays till the weekend Wed, 28 Jan 2015 21:49:17 EST 2sday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864042 just being goofy. Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:39:13 EST new week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863334 not a great day, but nothing to terrible and the day did eventually get better. did some ot and then came home took a nap and did a good workout. Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:12:51 EST Satiety http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862506 Satiety is wonderfully pleasant feeling of fullness you get as you eat, when you’re no longer hungry, but aren’t overly stuffed or uncomfortable. You are just satisfied beyond desire. <BR> <BR> <BR> this feeling is my goal. i always thought feeling fell meant stuffed. i am practicing to eat slower so i can learn this feeling to prevent overating. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:22:17 EST lost lbs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861803 i was less active this week but monitored my eating more. i lost weight! i know intense exercise burns a lot of calories but it does not help me when it ups my appetite and then i use it as an excuse to eat extra. Will need to keep working on the balance so i can make healthier eating habits Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:33:32 EST sleepy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859865 i need to get more sleep at night Wed, 21 Jan 2015 21:44:27 EST cute show http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858302 my 3 year old niece loves the show "Paw Patrol" i found some episodes online and found myself laughing. it is a silly show but very cute. it teaches kids teamwork and problem solving skills. Mon, 19 Jan 2015 22:05:22 EST wake up to exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857225 so wierd. last 2 mornings. i woke up earlier then normal (for a weekend) and got in a good workout. today i did a 55 minute high intensity workout. it do start at a lower intensity amd take extra breaks but i am dripping with sweat. it feel so awesome. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 15:43:35 EST Mindless eating tool http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856166 i am using this tool. i just found it last week so i wont have all of January. At least it is helping to remind me of some habits i am trying to change. <BR> <link>mindlesseating.org/pdf/mindless-chec<BR>klist2015.pdf </link> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 01:57:37 EST list http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854568 one more thing off the list Wed, 14 Jan 2015 20:42:38 EST Best diet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853161 THE BEST DIET IS THE ONE YOU DON’T’ KNOW YOU’RE ON – from mindless eating by Brian Wansink <BR> <BR> <em>368</em> <em>550</em> <em>140</em> <em>301</em> <em>194</em> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 00:52:39 EST wake up positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853007 i read that someone said their trick to a posiitive outlook on life is to wake up each morning with a positive thought. i generally have an insult for my alarm clock on work days. but i will work on this one. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 20:55:30 EST Overcome http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851944 Someone wrote this about their grandmother: <BR> <BR> "She saw life, not as a series of problems, crosses, and trials to be endured, but as a series of miracles and small detailed wonders continually taking place all around her throughout the course of her day. She paid attention to those miracles. She made those countless wonders the center of her focus, and in so doing, moved the darkness in her life into the background where it clearly belonged." <BR> <BR> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 16:23:33 EST low energy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851328 did not do much today but did not mindlessly snack Sat, 10 Jan 2015 20:40:28 EST nutrition program - part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850662 met with the nutritionist for round 2 of the my time nutrition program. this time i am not sick and the hokidays are over so i can focus and dedicated to eating more mindfully. Fri, 9 Jan 2015 22:12:23 EST attitude of gratitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849835 Exercise instructor turns 100 <BR> <BR> <link>www.kare11.com/story/news/features/2<BR>015/01/08/exercise-instructor-turns-10<BR>0/21433695/ </link> Thu, 8 Jan 2015 22:01:22 EST Keep On Keeping On again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848960 Keep moving. did some extra walking. Wed, 7 Jan 2015 20:59:37 EST