KAMEL622's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KAMEL622 KAMEL622'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/ Update on our pup... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6432797 It's been a while since I posted about our Peaches. She is doxie / beagle mix and as I've learned both breeds are prone to back problems. <BR> <BR> Peaches has two slipped discs in her back and for the past month has been paralyzed in her hind legs and is incontinent. She is a trooper though and while this of course isn't ideal, it isn't stopping her either. <BR> <BR> Our biggest issue with her right now is dealing with the incontinence. Diapers are wonderful but when you have a pup that ha... Sun, 19 Nov 2017 10:24:03 EST Anxiety.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6425260 I remember well when my children were young and they would get sick the feelings of anxiousness I would feel. I felt so helpless, especially when they were infants and couldn't tell me what they were feeling. It was an all consuming feeling and the tension my body felt was only relaxed when I saw real improvement in them. <BR> <BR> Now we've had a few dogs and I loved them very much but I am shocked at the love and attachment that I feel for our 'Peaches' She came to us a year ago from a fri... Thu, 26 Oct 2017 11:38:17 EST Back on track... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784525 Whew I am happy that I'll be able to get back on track today. <BR> <BR> Last week I was sick a good part of the week and while I tried to get some exercise I did what my body wanted me to do, and rested a lot. I'm happy to be feeling better and ready to work out!! <BR> <BR> ....make it a great day! Mon, 22 Sep 2014 06:52:45 EST Whew lots of cardio today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751346 I started out this morning with a walk with my daughter..we walked for 50 minutes at 5:40 a.m. so that she would be home in time for the first of her eight daycare children to arrive. <BR> <BR> I followed that with a 45 minute recumbent bike ride...and then later in the day I did that again...90 minutes of riding! <BR> <BR> I walked on the treadmill for 30 minutes and marched in place for 10 minutes. It was just one of those days that I had a lot of energy and motivation to work out. Love d... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 22:01:37 EST Love Walking Early in the Morning... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724725 I love that it gets light so early in the day and that my daughter and I are getting in a walk 3 or 4 mornings a week. It is a beautiful time of the day and I feel accomplished early in the day. <BR> <BR> I really love it if I add riding my recumbent bike as well...by 7:10 this morning I had met my FitBit step goal. I'll get to add more steps on all day long. I love challenging myself to reach for more steps and delight in looking at how many I've taken at different points in the day. <BR> ... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 09:11:31 EST Allowing for days off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723646 It seems like lately when I take a day off of exercise I feel guilty about not moving enough. <BR> <BR> Because I am retired I don't get a lot of passive steps so I really try to concentrate on getting in enough exercise to meet my step goal daily. <BR> <BR> I wish I would get off of my own back. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 21:06:36 EST Lots of Exercise Today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706973 <BR> ...wow, I've gotten in a lot of exercise today. <BR> <BR> I went for a 40 minute walk, rode my recumbent bike for 45 minutes, mowed the lawn for 30 minutes and did the 2 mile Walk Away the Pounds for Abs. It feels so good to really move and watching my FitBit numbers go up encourages me too! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Fri, 30 May 2014 17:49:10 EST Walking Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702717 ....feels so good. I don't always love it before we go, but I am so thrilled when we are done and I look at my step count and realize that I am meeting my goals. That feels great! <BR> <em>198</em> Sun, 25 May 2014 11:06:06 EST Four days.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700600 <BR> .....of getting up early and walking. It isn't a habit yet, but I am encouraged that once I get myself out of bed I feel good and get my FitBit steps early in the morning....YaY! Thu, 22 May 2014 09:22:35 EST Early Morning Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698241 The weather in Wisconsin is finally co-operating a bit and this morning my daughter and I set out for a walk at 5:45 a.m. <BR> <BR> Because she runs a daycare in her home and her first child is scheduled to arrive at 6:30 we walked a total of 35 minutes, but I love getting that early start on the day. <BR> <BR> Being retired I often don't get moving early but do love the feeling of being half way to my FitBit step goal so early in the day. <BR> <BR> Off to ride my recumbent bike now....ma... Mon, 19 May 2014 09:27:36 EST Lost Weight on Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685308 I was really surprised this morning when I weighed myself and found I lost a couple of pounds while visiting my husbands family for the past week. <BR> <BR> That really did surprise me because we didn't eat great...great foods, just not great for me. I didn't get my usual amount of exercise either but I did manage a few walks and such. <BR> <BR> I'm happy to be home, tired and ready to get back in to my routine. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1510994589.jpg"> Thu, 1 May 2014 22:24:17 EST Taking more steps.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646375 <BR> ...because I am retired, live in a rather small home and it is just my husband and me I don't get a lot of passive steps. There just isn't a lot to clean and since there is still several feet of snow outside I can't even just walk around the yard right now. <BR> <BR> I knew I needed more steps so first I committed to walking five laps around my house after visiting the bathroom each time. While that isn't a huge amount of steps, about 250, doing it just five times a day gave me an ad... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 17:44:00 EST Making myself do it.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597478 <BR> ....this morning I really did not want to work out but I am committed to moving more and hitting my step goal on my FitBit, so down into the basement I went. I have a recumbent bike and treadmill so used both of them. <BR> <BR> Later in the afternoon I decided to do Walk Away the Pounds as well...and met my step goal easily today. I just have to make myself do it...every day! Fri, 17 Jan 2014 22:08:23 EST Feeling Stronger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593759 Since getting my FitBit I have done a much better job at getting my exercise in. I've been meeting my goals and it is making me feel stronger too. <BR> <BR> The funny little thing that I have noticed is feeling stronger going up and down the stairs. My balance feels better so I don't feel as nervous going down the stairs. <BR> <em>521</em> Tue, 14 Jan 2014 16:11:56 EST FitBit for Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582293 My husband got me the FitBit Flex for Christmas and I'm really loving it. It has <BR> encouraged me to focus on my exercise and get back into the swing of things. <BR> <BR> I've set my step goal a bit low, but one that is enough of a stretch to give me that <BR> great feeling of achievement when I've reached it. I've only missed it once since Christmas, sometimes having to ride my recumbent bike later at night because I didn't get to it during the day. <BR> <BR> The FitBit is making me w... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 20:37:56 EST Exercise... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521300 I'm focusing better on my exercise. Whether or not I lose any weight I need to feel better and the only way that will happen is by moving. Aging bodies do not do well with a sedentary lifestyle. <BR> <BR> While I do a lot of work on the computer so I sit a lot, I also know that I have to move. I'm feeling good with a 30 minute treadmill and 33 minute recumbent bike ride this morning. I've been doing that several days a week lately and it not only makes my body feel better, it makes me fe... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 12:37:13 EST Time passes.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474314 And my weight stays around the same. I haven't given in totally to eating whatever I want, but I'm not paying enough attention either. <BR> I've joined a challenge at Bubblews to do exercise everyday hoping writing about it every day will help me stay on track with it. <BR> Happy Tuesday everyone...make it a great day...kath Tue, 3 Sep 2013 08:34:24 EST Not giving up.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5263994 <BR> ....but I sure have put the weight back on. I have roly poly feeling again. BUT I am NOT giving up!! <BR> <BR> I do still ride my recumbent bike and have 72 miles so far this month. Also I challenged my family to work out during commercials during Biggest Loser. The first week was just one commercial and we kept building from there. This week is 9 commercial breaks...so getting in some good sweaty exercise. <BR> <BR> I have lost control of my eating and that is where I know I nee... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 21:44:19 EST I still sign in..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5040936 <BR> ...and still love SparkPeople but I must admit that I still weigh more than I would like. <BR> <BR> Life has made many changes in the past few years and recently retiring has made me realize how very lazy I can be. I still ride my recumbent bike (occasionally) and still try to go for walks but I am not as committed to all of it as I once was. <BR> <BR> I don't feel as if I've lost all control, but I also am not as devoted as my body needs me to be. Sun, 2 Sep 2012 09:22:14 EST Still here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3878917 <BR> ...and while I'm not in the least happy with my weight, being a member of SP and signing in each day reminds me to keep trying. I haven't given up on me. <BR> I've increased my goal for my bike riding for the month and know that I need some strength training, which I haven't done in a very long time. <BR> One day at a time...one step at a time. Life is very different than even I could have imagined, but I am working at taking care of myself. Sat, 1 Jan 2011 23:36:07 EST Life changes again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3579675 While I didn't believe there could be healing in my relationship we are working on it. He is not living in my home and not sure if he will be for a very long time, but we are communicating and have grown closer than we've been in many, many years. <BR> <BR> Life can change in a moment. I have learned not to make drastic changes until I KNOW it is the right thing to do. More gets revealed in God's time, not mine. This healing has to come from Him...it is unexpected but a relief too. Fri, 27 Aug 2010 09:55:34 EST Taking care of me.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2884152 <BR> ...should be second nature. It should feel normal to do but I have spent my life taking care of others and am now faced with the prospect of facing the world alone. I never thought things would end like this. <BR> I can't continue to take care of someone who lies to me, cheats on me and then expects kissses and hugs. Can't do it, no matter how long we've been married. <BR> It is down to figuring out the how and when of it...though we are in the same house we are not in the same bedr... Mon, 15 Feb 2010 12:28:56 EST Changes.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2828382 Life changes. I know that is true and yet sometimes it is changed for us, hitting at a most unexpected time. I didn't ask for this but now I have to deal with it....further proof to me that we never really know another person completely. <BR> <BR> Mon, 1 Feb 2010 22:39:45 EST Riding.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2725283 <BR> ....has been my main exercise and I'm really enjoying it. I do need to get back to strength training but am so happy to log 20 miles on my recumbent bike today. I did it in two ten mile rides......wonderful! <BR> <BR> I took today as a do nothing day. I've really enjoyed it and am working at staying off of my back about it. Usually if I do this I spend the day thinking 'I should do this or that'. Today I did laundry and rode the bike but that is about it I've enjoyed it very muc... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 19:27:38 EST New recumbent bike.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2659693 <BR> ...for Christmas from my hubby and it is just what I needed to get myself going again! <BR> <BR> December has been a very non exercise month for me. Lots going on....flooded basement, new children in the daycare so longer working hours, Christmas of course and still the issue that came up in November though that is a bit on the back burner for now. <BR> <BR> I hated riding the stationary bike and dreaded it so much, but tried to continue on. Each month I seemed to ride less and less... Sun, 27 Dec 2009 19:47:35 EST How life changing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2598289 <BR> ...just one action or one day can be. <BR> <BR> Today may change a lot in my life. I have no idea. I'm frightened and trying to just breathe and do the next indicated thing. I have no control over the situation it is totally out of my hands but it could be life changing too. <BR> <BR> I don't think I have felt this anxious in a very long time. I want to vomit. I want my life back like it was. Mon, 30 Nov 2009 12:55:38 EST Progress...or lack thereof http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2426197 I was so amazed yesterday as I realized that I had gone over 100,000 points on SparkPeople. Wow, that represented a lot of exercise, food tracking, reading and even a few games. It also represented some change, some steps forward and sadly many steps backward too. <BR> <BR> At one point I had lost almost 50 pounds and I bought myself a 'halfway ring' which I proudly wear, but sadly in the few years since I bought it I've added some pounds back. <BR> <BR> I will say, I never totally stoppe... Thu, 24 Sep 2009 15:00:22 EST Slug... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2416252 ...this weekend I was such a slug, barely walking 2,000 steps each day. WoW, doesn't seem like I could take that few..but I managed it. Not good. Mon, 21 Sep 2009 08:51:17 EST Pedometer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2397981 Saturday I lost my pedometer. It really was my own fault, I didn't hook the strap to it that secures it and the pants I was wearing just didn't give it enough grip to keep it from falling off. <BR> <BR> I am really lost without it! I am amazed at how much I depend on it to help me walk more and how encouraging I find it to be. <BR> <BR> Our little town doesn't have the Omron HJ-112 anywhere so I'll have to order it online and wait for it to arrive. <BR> <BR> While the steps I take stil... Mon, 14 Sep 2009 09:36:21 EST I'm.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2382118 ...losing motivation and gaining weight. I find myself doing the minimum amount of exercise each day and just can't seem to get myself back to taking care of me. <BR> <BR> I'm not sure what is up. I hit a plateau for such a long time and then started adding weight on again. I think I felt defeated and unable to lose which has slowly led me back to old bad habits. <BR> <BR> I am still at least eating breakfast, paying attention to eating fruits and veggies and riding my stationary bike ... Tue, 8 Sep 2009 09:26:31 EST Riding stationary bike.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2359099 <BR> ...I managed to ride for 30 minutes, but my darn knee isn't making it easy. Geeze, I don't remember when I was a kid a skinned knee giving me so much trouble. I feel it each time I bend my knee at all and while my arm still hurts too I don't have to bend it in the same way. <BR> <BR> I'm beginning to feel as if I'm being too whinny about this....but I'm sure tired of it. Seems like a week should be enough time to feel better. :( Sun, 30 Aug 2009 18:31:54 EST Exercise.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2351790 <BR> ...just isn't real possible right now Since my fall on Sunday I have tried to ride my stationary bike, but each rotation is painful so that is out for now. <BR> <BR> I am trying to do a bit of walking and that seems to be the extent of what I can do...the skinned knee hurts, but it is bearable when I am walking. <BR> <BR> I have to remind myself to take it easy, allow my body to heal and I do know that I WILL get right back in to it when I am better. Thu, 27 Aug 2009 16:44:06 EST Bike Ride...Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2339226 Today I decided I would go for an actual outdoor bike ride. It felt great! The wind blowing through my hair, sun shining...and the quiet streets of my neighborhood all made for a wonderful ride, until...... <BR> <BR> I saw a car coming cross traffic and I sort of panicked. i hit my foot break but it just didn't feel as if it was grabbing fast enough. I think now that I sort of made the decision to go down. Yep, took my first spill and have the skinned knee and elbow to show for it. A c... Sun, 23 Aug 2009 14:37:00 EST Bike riding.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2329078 I've been riding a recumbent...then stationary bike for a few years now. As I ride I've thought about how it would feel to ride outside, but being honest I have some fear about that. I guess my biggest fear is of falling. The older one gets, the more concern there is of falling and breaking something. While I'm pretty darn healthy and flexible I know there are obstacles on the street that I don't have to face sitting on my stationary bike in the basement. <BR> <BR> I've pondered riding a... Wed, 19 Aug 2009 14:14:33 EST Of elephants and jeeps.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2324171 I'm so hoping that the lady who was taking pictures of her children on the elephant actually does forward a picture to my daughter...would be great to have, that is for sure. <BR> <BR> Today I got a 'new to me' Jeep. I am so excited. We have always had maybe one vehicle that ran okay. Over the past few days we bought two new (used) Jeeps, so hubby and I both have clean, nice looking and well running cars. <BR> <BR> I am so thankful and grateful that it all worked out. What a great gift.... Mon, 17 Aug 2009 21:41:55 EST I rode an elephant today!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2318863 WoooHooo, I went with my daughter to Circus World Museum in Baraboo Wisconsin today for the express purpose of her riding an elephant. As we approached I just blurted out "I want to ride too!" <BR> <BR> I just knew if I missed the opportunity I would regret it. Not often that there is a chance to ride an elephant...now I should find a camel (kamel) to ride too! Sat, 15 Aug 2009 23:11:08 EST Food... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2259665 <BR> ...I'm amazed at the great recipes I've found on HungryGirl.com So far I've loved the ones I've tried. <BR> <BR> I had never tried EggBeaters and am amazed how great the Egg Mug is...just egg beaters and laughing cow swiss cheese and so easy to make. Anything that is quick and easy appeals to me...and these taste fantastic too. Not overly eggy tasting either. <BR> <BR> For dinner I made the Chicken Parma...tastes great and is sooo filling too!! I never would have thought of usin... Sun, 26 Jul 2009 00:33:56 EST I didn't realize http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2214106 <BR> ...how many fitness minutes I have until a great Sparks member left me a comment and pointed it out. Wow, over 31,500 minutes of exercise in the 3+ years that I've been a Spark member. <BR> <BR> I KNOW that without Spark I would have given up on my exercise program. My weight isn't significantly lower than when I started, but my body feels so much better!! <BR> <BR> One of the reasons I want / need to continue exercising is that I don't want to be that old lady that can't do the thi... Wed, 8 Jul 2009 22:56:16 EST Busy week.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2126300 ...with my daughter and 3 grandchildren arriving last Saturday and then her husband, his mom, 3 dogs, a cat and a bird arriving on Tuesday, I've had a real housefull. It has been fun and chaotic and a week of terrible eating! <BR> <BR> The odd thing about the eating is that although I've been cooking much more than usual, I'm eating way less and not getting enough calories everyday. The foods I have eaten though aren't the highest quality or lowest in fat or calories. <BR> <BR> The kids f... Fri, 5 Jun 2009 15:21:31 EST Here I go again.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2090677 Last night I rode my stationary bike and decided to clean the basement a bit. I got my small vacuum out and vacuumed the carpeted area...things are looking a bit better. <BR> <BR> Coming up the 6 wooden stairs to the first landing I had the vacuum, the phone and my water bottle in my hand. Somehow, not sure how, I managed to fall 'up' the stairs. As I stumbled I struggled to get my balance back and scraped my left leg and elbow a bit...no big deal, but my right foot felt pain as it was we... Mon, 25 May 2009 08:24:22 EST Mom.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2066756 It is odd how I'll feel a sad feeling and not know exactly why, until it hits me. Today is 10 years since Mom passed. I have missed her everyday since. It isn't like I put life on hold or walk around depressed about her being gone, but she was such a wonderful Mom and there is an empty space in my life without her. <BR> <BR> It is strange too, I have debated about going to a funeral today for my son-in-laws step grandfather but have been hesitant and wasn't sure why...I do think realizing... Sat, 16 May 2009 10:15:11 EST Steps.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2058035 <BR> ...steps and more steps yesterday! WooHoo. I've been having trouble even making 8,000 steps a day but managed over 18,000 yesterday. <BR> <BR> The sun was shining, a bit breezy and a perfect day to take the girls to the park. Since it is a neighborhood park there is hardly ever anyone there and yesterday was no different. They played and had a ball, I walked in circles on the blacktop...I was able to watch them and get lots of steps in too!! <BR> <BR> Sadly it is rainy today so no ... Wed, 13 May 2009 08:47:52 EST Four days..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2036810 <BR> ...of a childcare conference coming up, Thursday through Sunday. I'll pay attention to what I'm eating, but will probably not get in very much exercise or even very many steps and I'm going to be gentle with myself about that. <BR> <BR> I may not be able to work out, but learning and growing in my field is also important. Tue, 5 May 2009 20:46:41 EST Why do I.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2001802 ....do it to myself? It's been a while since I dealt with horrible heartburn during the night so I tend to get lax and forget the pain and just go ahead and eat something that I know I shouldn't. <BR> <BR> When he called and asked if I wanted some broccoli cheese bites...I could have said no, could have eaten one or two or even gotten them to eat with my lunch today..but no, I ate the entire order at like 8 p.m. and paid for it all night long. <BR> <BR> Today I feel like I have a hangove... Fri, 24 Apr 2009 07:56:51 EST Strength training... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1950928 <BR> ...and I finally did some!! Whew, been failing in this area quite a bit, but since I wasn't getting my earliest daycare child until later than the usual 6:30 a.m. I manged to get in the Biggest Loser 2 Bootcamp this morning. It feels SO good!! Tue, 7 Apr 2009 09:31:59 EST Feeling better........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1914439 <BR> .....feels SO good!! Finally around Tuesday I started feeling more like myself. I have worked out some, but I'm not overdoing it either. <BR> <BR> The sun is trying to come out, so maybe we'll get out for a 30 minute walk this morning. Love walking outside...it is so invigorating! Thu, 26 Mar 2009 09:29:53 EST So tired.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1901518 ..for about the last week and half I have been so tired. It almost feels as if I'm getting ill...but never quite do. I'm dragging myself around rather than going through my day with pep and energy. I really don't like this at all and hope whatever bug I've picked up will be gone soon. <BR> <BR> I am managing to work, do my chores around the house etc, but of course less exercise and just feel as if I could sleep and sleep and sleep. Sun, 22 Mar 2009 09:29:27 EST May the wind.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1894366 <BR> ...be always at your back. What a true saying that is. Today as I took the daycare girls and I out for a walk I was a bit concerned how it would feel outside but as we stepped out the door it wasn't too bad. I decided we'd walk about a half a mile away and pay the electric bill. <BR> <BR> As we walked southward it felt great out. We walked (they ran a bit) and laughed and had such a good time...that is until after the bill was paid and we started to head back to daycare. Walking n... Thu, 19 Mar 2009 13:57:01 EST Warmer.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1888688 ....weather has allowed us to take a good walk the last few days. It is so good for the daycare kids and so good for me too. Getting outside helps all of us. Watching them run and laugh makes me realize how necessary activity is. It is natural to move....young children do it without scheduling it in. When we've had to stay inside all winter they tend to want to run in the house as well. Of course we can't do that and I've worked to find good movement activities that help to burn some of... Tue, 17 Mar 2009 19:25:55 EST 31 degrees........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1849722 <BR> ....and the sun is shining. It felt SO good to go for a walk!!! The roads aren't too icy so I took my only daycare child today and we went for a 35 minute walk. Gosh that felt so good...and encourages me to think that Spring will actually arrive...soon I hope!! Wed, 4 Mar 2009 12:22:58 EST