IMREITE's SparkPeople Blog IMREITE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community love the burn i was doing some strength training. i love the mild burn in my muscles. Fri, 18 Aug 2017 00:01:47 EST sunny and 70 the weather had been great. it is perfect fore being outside and i had time to enjoy it Sun, 13 Aug 2017 00:28:47 EST walk around the park met with my sister today and we walked around a local park. her baby was in the stroller and fell asleep. we walked for about an hour. in was a beautiful day. Sat, 12 Aug 2017 00:55:26 EST day off pto (paid time off) is awesome Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:26:07 EST meal planning i am so bad at planning suppers. tomorrow night is planned but otherwise most nights it is something quick or it has been take out...drat. that and i end up eating late. <BR> this has to change if i am going to start losing again. Tue, 8 Aug 2017 21:41:35 EST outside time i started doing yard work in the morning instead of afternoon. it us not as hot and then i know what fresh produce i have before doing ant grocery shopping. Mon, 7 Aug 2017 00:03:36 EST chaos mayhem, and utter distruction aka. my nieces. my dh and bother -in-law call the 3 girls this. they all came tonight for supper and they can make a mess. the youngest is learning to walk and she loves to get into everything, we dont have kids so our house is not child proof. the older 2 had a fashion show and tried on 3 bridesmaids dresses that i had. it was very cute. Sun, 6 Aug 2017 00:41:13 EST water back up septic backed up. we lucked out that the roto rooter guy was still available so we got it fixed reltively quick. it took longer to clean up. Fri, 4 Aug 2017 23:35:13 EST baked yesterday - muffins rhubarb muffins and zuchini muffins. <BR> <BR> i had 2 new muffin tins and they take less time to bake so i could turn the oven off sooner Thu, 3 Aug 2017 22:06:13 EST brunch with sister had the day off and had brunch with my sister. then i ran errands and came home and baked. i always turn my kitchen into a disaster when i bake. it took a while to clean it. Wed, 2 Aug 2017 19:38:19 EST monday "fun" run i love my basement workout space. outside weather is not an excuse to miss a workout. i found a learn to run series of exercise videos <BR> <BR> <link><BR>iwlhZNw </link> <BR> <BR> looking forward to getting fitter! Mon, 31 Jul 2017 21:34:26 EST new goal to run 1/3- mile1/2 mile without stopping my parents live near a park. it is about 1/3 mile from their house. my nieces love going there and i enjoy taking them.v tonight we did not have a lot of time. so i tole them we had to walk fast. one of them sais "let's run" i said nope. i don't run. then M asked me the last time i ran. i was trying to get her to change the subject <BR> <BR> after i got home i made a new goal . i would like to be able to run it without stoppig. ok so they are 6 and 8.5 and i dont need to run bast. but i was... Sun, 30 Jul 2017 20:21:40 EST waiting for tomatoes i always wait the longest for tomatoes out if my garden. i have beans, cucumbers, zucchini. but fresh tomatoes are always what i get the most excited for. i have had a few cherry tomatoes but i still lots of green ones Wed, 26 Jul 2017 23:31:25 EST crazy aunt strikes again took nieces swimming. so close to getting the 6 year old to try without the floaty. close but no cigar this time. at the park however i did get her to go down the large slide on her own. it took a bit but once she faced her fear, she had more fun <BR> <BR> i did get over a bit over 17,000 steps today Sun, 23 Jul 2017 23:29:42 EST rest day did not do much but visites with my mom, sister baby niece. then my dh's buddy was in town. qw had not seen him in a while. then to my parents house. they live by the river so we did some swimming and then we joined them for supper and visited with my mom again , dad, uncle and cousin. <BR> not a lot of activity, other than swimming, but a good day. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 00:27:25 EST kiss melons my grocery store had different melons on sale, they have a lot of different varieties during their melon fest week. i picked up 3 different ones. 2 were a new kind: sugar kiss and honey kiss. they were both good and had a nice texture, but the sugar kiss were really sweet. Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:12:44 EST zucchini recipes There are a lot of them but i want to make something besides bread/muffins or cake. <BR> i think maybe a fritata or egg muffin Thu, 20 Jul 2017 21:32:07 EST i will stay positive this mornign i had vent/swear time on my way to work. it was helpful to let out the aggresion. i was a bit crabby afterward. but i gelt better as the day continued on. Wed, 19 Jul 2017 20:59:28 EST long week and it is only tuesday Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:27:47 EST being the crazy aunt is hard work i went to the fair with my mom and my sister and her 2 kids, ages 8 and a half and 6. the older niece is atarting to love the dizzy fast rides. my sister does not. her sister hates them more. so i got an armband and went on rides with her. she did pretty well. there was only 1 ride she did not like but i also did not like it as i did not fit well in the seat and the harness made it hard to breathe, but otherwise we ran aroung for about 3 hours. then i took her and the younger one in the funho... Sun, 16 Jul 2017 00:52:43 EST fair afternoon so tired. went on crazy rides with 8 year old niece. tired but fun Sat, 15 Jul 2017 00:54:26 EST not close to 10,000 steps i visited my sisters tonight and went out to eat with my hubby, so i did not get a wrokout in. at 830 i realized i was not close to 10000 steps. i was at around 5000. i started to think: so why try for the night? <BR> <BR> i fouht the excuse the because 7000 steps may not be 10000 but it is closer then 5000. so i said i was going to start a workout and do it till i was tired or it was finished. 45 minutes later my fit bit was at 9,750 steps. so after a light cool down and putting stuff aw... Fri, 14 Jul 2017 00:25:12 EST hand held or motorized still working ion what kind of spirilizer i want to get Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:20:40 EST day off to sleep, exercise, maybe shop. some cleaning. but mostly to rest Tue, 11 Jul 2017 21:57:28 EST veggeis are coming i have thin peas. baby cucumbers, a couple tiny squashes starting,green tomaotes, little peppers. soon i will have veggies from my garden Mon, 10 Jul 2017 22:27:29 EST swingset test my nieces loved it. the 1 year old was even happy in the toddler swing and she has been crabby all day. Sun, 9 Jul 2017 20:03:54 EST veggie noodles i am thinking fo getting a spiralizer aka a spiral vegetable slicer. does anyone have one or use one? Sat, 8 Jul 2017 23:06:28 EST new niece my sister had her baby. they named her amelia Susan. so much fun. Thu, 6 Jul 2017 21:30:49 EST internet may work now we have had intermittant internet failures for weeks. the lst 2 days we were down for hours. i have been starting to try to do more work from home but got stuck because the internet was down. so hopefully the tech found a permanent fix to the connectivity problem, Wed, 5 Jul 2017 20:48:22 EST great day on the pontoon with my parents, swimming in the river and walking to the park (light exercise) with my nieces (points to being an awesome aunt). weather was nice , no rain, good temp and a few fireworks Wed, 5 Jul 2017 00:21:01 EST closer closer to my sisters due date. new nephew/niece will soon arrive Mon, 3 Jul 2017 21:31:16 EST weeded veggie garden is fully weeded! tonight i started on the strawberry/rhubarb patch. i felt strangely victorious when i finished, i did not think i would have the time to do it. but i s\went out for a bout an hour on on sat and sunday and that finished up the veggies. now i can just enjoy watching the buds start and wait for produce Mon, 3 Jul 2017 00:13:32 EST swingset almsot built. no we dont have kids, but we have 3 nieces and a new niece/nephew on the way. so we figure if we has a swingset it would ge t used. so my hubby found a cheap one. we started putting it together this evening, but th e breze stopped and the mosqutos started. will finish it tomorrow Sun, 2 Jul 2017 00:54:26 EST do something else i got home was about to go outside and do some weeding. i changed clothes and it started to rain. mentally , i started pout. i was thinking i was going to be behind on my chores. plus i would have less time tomorrow for indoor chores. i then got out of my find. since i could not do yard work, i cleaned up in my kitchen and then i did my basement bathroo, only the floor was left to do a quick sweep/mop. so i did not get to enjoy being outside, but i did not sit on my butt and snack. Sat, 1 Jul 2017 00:34:09 EST BROT Business Required overtime - rotten thing, and it lookw like we may have it all summer... blah Thu, 29 Jun 2017 23:56:01 EST mid week 2 more days, and still have some overtime to do. but otherwise the hard part of the week is done Wed, 28 Jun 2017 21:54:19 EST day off slept in a bit, picked up my niece went berry picking then mexican restuarant for lunch. home for some cleaning, light exercise and a nap. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:44:24 EST graduation party my cousins son graduated form high school. he is the oldest great-grandson so my grandparents were thrilled. it was a good day- no rain and they have a new puppy so that was fun. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 22:16:34 EST finally friday let the weekend begin Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:20:10 EST nap night got my oil change, took a nap. then cleaned kitchen and swept floor while super was baking. ok, i had frozen pizza, but now dinner is cooked, eaten and my kitchen is clean. a small victory, but i obviously needed sleep more. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:05:33 EST a structured program.. i have had succsess with structured exercise plans/structures. i henerally do 1 month and then move on to a new one but now is the new thought.. <BR> Maybe i need a structured eating plan like jenny craig or weight watchers. yes i know what i am supposed to do but i falter, get confused, get bored get distracted and then am always rationalizing an eating decision that is not helping my goals. i am not sure. i talked to someone from jenny craig today and it got my brain clicking. i hate spe... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 22:04:54 EST WAH - work at home My company has a WAH - work at home option. i am ok with going to the office, but currently we are on mandatory overtime and it is going to keep going and i would rather not go in on a weekend so i bring my laptop home. i do a 2-3 hours on sunday so i dont have to do it all during the weekdays. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 00:14:54 EST standing ab exercises i generally dont like ab exercises. but instead of whining about it or not doing it at all, i found several standing ab exercise videos. i figure if i do these more often i will be ok with the occasional floor routine Tue, 20 Jun 2017 22:14:18 EST PRETTY GOOD MONDAY i did 1.5 hrs of OT, came home, planted the raspberries. broccoli, and the squashes. then i weeded. th erest of the night was zoned out, but i did get a bbunch done earlier Tue, 20 Jun 2017 00:02:20 EST get it done weekend 1- got up early (for weekends) both days <BR> 2- did 1.5-2 hrs of gardening both days <BR> 3. a little cleaning <BR> 4. errands done friday and sunday <BR> 5= 2-2.5 hrs of WAH each day <BR> 6. got bed a bit earlier then normal weekends Sun, 18 Jun 2017 21:07:54 EST alarm set we have mandetory overtime at work. so today i had 2 hours to do yet and i want to do 2-3hoours next week. i have a laptop so can work from home. that is way better then having to go into the office. so i begrudgedly set my alarm. i woke up early for a weekend. but i had a quick breakfast and spent time outside gardening. then quick lunch and then got 2 hours in. then i was free to do other things. i still slept ok ant was more modified to go to bed earlier. i am hoping it works tonight Sat, 17 Jun 2017 22:22:00 EST new phone Now. i have organizing software on my new phone. lets see how well it keeps me on track. so far it is helping. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 21:41:58 EST only a few steps i made up excuses to not walk during my breaks and lunch. i thought it would only add about 200 steps or so. i was wrong. i added up 400-500 steps at a time. over the past weeks my steps during the work day went up by about 1000-1400 steps per day Fri, 16 Jun 2017 00:22:20 EST new week weekends go by way to fast... Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:51:31 EST nice anyway it was a hot day but the humidity held off and there was a nice breeze Sat, 10 Jun 2017 22:02:54 EST