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/ love the burn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6401159 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399218 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398889 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398477 pto (paid time off) is awesome Fri, 11 Aug 2017 00:26:07 EST meal planning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6397637 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396875 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396515 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6396131 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395708 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6395247 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394416 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>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Nuj<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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6393963 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6392517 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6391216 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390815 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6390357 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389960 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389559 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6389139 and it is only tuesday Tue, 18 Jul 2017 21:27:47 EST being the crazy aunt is hard work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387956 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387582 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387157 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386743 still working ion what kind of spirilizer i want to get Thu, 13 Jul 2017 00:20:40 EST day off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6386241 to sleep, exercise, maybe shop. some cleaning. but mostly to rest Tue, 11 Jul 2017 21:57:28 EST veggeis are coming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385834 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385335 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6385010 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384212 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383803 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6383447 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382981 closer to my sisters due date. new nephew/niece will soon arrive Mon, 3 Jul 2017 21:31:16 EST weeded http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382632 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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382238 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381858 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381429 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380988 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380111 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379281 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378898 let the weekend begin Fri, 23 Jun 2017 22:20:10 EST nap night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378518 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.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378092 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377696 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377656 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377294 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376810 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376450 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376070 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6375729 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373983 weekends go by way to fast... Mon, 12 Jun 2017 00:51:31 EST nice anyway http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373491 it was a hot day but the humidity held off and there was a nice breeze Sat, 10 Jun 2017 22:02:54 EST