KARENCRANER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KARENCRANER KARENCRANER'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/ Never Quit the Journey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740981 While I was growing up, my charismatic dad worked as a high school administrator in some very small school districts in Washington State. He, therefore, gave several (fabulous) graduation addresses to these communities. One of these, “Life is a Journey, Not a Destination,” has taken on deeper meaning since I’ve become a Sparkperson. <BR> <BR> My Sparkjourney began over two years ago. I was ready to lose weight. I’d reached my limit. At 328 pounds, I was constantly uncomfortable, in pain, an... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:52:19 EST Positive Results! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482005 Finally, at long last, the scale is moving down again! I still haven't figured out what caused me to overeat purposefully for all of those months, but it was obviously an emotional reaction. Rather than focusing on the negative, though, I choose to focus on the positive. I've controlled my intake over the last two weeks and eaten within my calorie range on most of the days. With the new tracker that adds calories to my range based on my activity, I just need to aim for the lower end to see re... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:11:16 EST Good Girl? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463087 I've been a good girl - - fairly consistent the last two weeks, stayed within my calorie range, and chopped plenty of firewood. (I even got a blister; I was so proud!) However, the scale hasn't budged. Am I discouraged? No, I am not! I feel great! I switched my tracking to allow it to modify itself based on my workouts. I think I just need to aim a bit lower than my recommended calorie range, so I can see a bit of weight loss in the next two weeks. I'll keep you posted. :) Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:01:06 EST Finally Back On! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5441762 I've finally drug myself back onto the eating healthier and being more active wagon. Yee hah! I even stayed within my calorie range (averaged over the past 7 days). That even included a three day mini vacation and eating at a fabulous buffet every night. I'm pretty proud just because that showed planning and commitment: packing fruit and healthy snacks asks banking calories so I could really enjoy the prime rib, salmon, and tasty deserts! <BR> <BR> However, over the past months, actually sin... Fri, 2 Aug 2013 01:32:27 EST The Wedding! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339647 The wedding went great! I was able to control my voice and keep it from cracking with emotion, and we got through the formalities all right. Here's part of the script I used, which talks about the difference between the days, weeks, and months before the wedding and the wedding itself. <BR> <BR> A moment ago, I referred to this ceremony as a formalization of their vows, and that, really, is all it is. When I spoke with Sarah regarding her wedding ceremony, she emphasized that she wanted som... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 15:19:44 EST Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5328946 It's Friday! Whoo hoo! To follow up on my last blog: I raked about half of the yard over spring vacation before the rains came, and I've been fairly successful at increasing my workout time every couple of days. However, I still haven't gotten back on my stationary bike; my aerobic workouts have been a combination of walking and chopping wood. :) I love having something completed to show for my efforts. <BR> <BR> I'm still struggling with eating within my calorie range. On the days where I ... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:36:21 EST Spring, Finally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5305371 It is the beginning of spring break for me, or will be as soon as I finish grading papers and posting grades! God has blessed us this year with a forecast that truly looks like spring. It will reach 60 degrees here for the first time this season today and will continue in this vein for the next several days! Whoo hoo! I'm going to rake the yard! <BR> <BR> I signed a pledge on my last blog to never quit or give up on this journey toward healthier living, which has felt like an uphill battle f... Sat, 30 Mar 2013 13:01:04 EST No Quitting Allowed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295087 Please stop and sign this pledge....let's do this together <BR> Thursday, March 21, 2013 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> ... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 14:01:40 EST 5 Pound Gain! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5289984 Although I'm still tracking my caloric intake, I haven't been exercising regularly over the past two weeks. Over the holidays, I ate LOTS, but kept exercising and didn't gain. So, the lesson is clear: I must stay active. I've almost given up staying within my calorie range, and I've been buying sugary snacks, and eating them, way too often. The second important lesson is just as clear: I must stay active to keep depression at bay. I've felt rotten all week and attribute it to not taking long ... Sun, 17 Mar 2013 15:20:35 EST Now I Can Loose It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5284238 It's so typical for me; shortly after the crisis passes, I become a basket case! So, despite the fact that I'd used all of my best stress-relieving skills (talk to friends and family, go for walks, indulge in comfort food, take some time each day to pray), now that Phil's immediate health crisis is over, I've been crying, or on the verge of tears all day. Yikes! I've missed a week of work, and I'm way behind. I'll never get caught up if I can't focus better than I did today! <BR> <BR> Deep b... Tue, 12 Mar 2013 17:49:01 EST Stable! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281638 Phil's stable, although they may give him one more pint just to "top him off." We're hoping he gets to come home tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I'm exhausted! What a rotten week to move the clocks forward. :/ I'll get tho bed early and be ready for work tomorrow. Yee ha! Thanks for your prayers! Sun, 10 Mar 2013 20:26:02 EST Kicked Out of ICU! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279600 All of Phil's tests show no major bleeding issues, so evidentially his spleen is just eating his blood. So, today they kicked us out of intensive care, and both of us are looking forward to a better night's sleep. The doctor is trying some new meds to treat various symptoms, and we'll look into the liver transplant issue again, although Phil's not an excellent candidate. Overall, a much better day! Sat, 9 Mar 2013 00:10:17 EST Phil Update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277633 My sweetie suffers from hep. C and end stage liver disease because of it. So, yesterday we took him to the local VA, and his blood counts were all really low, so they sent us to the nearest V A hospital (a two hour drive). They decided to fill him up on blood and find out if he's bleeding internally, so he got checked in last night at 9:00. About an hour after I left, they moved him to the ICU. He's had 3 pints of blood so far, and his blood pressure (the bottom number, anyway) hasn't budged.... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 15:44:05 EST Oh, My Gosh! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254072 Two fabulous weekends in a row will raise my expectations for next weekend (no problem, I have appointments with a seafood buffet and a swimming pool at the casino next weekend, I'm covered!). Yesterday and today were just great, and they've left me feeling ENERGIZED! I spent both days with my sweetie, Phil, getting firewood. We brought home loads of red fir and tamarack that have me itching to get out to the woodshed and get splitting! Thank God and Uncle Sam, we don't have school so I can g... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 21:14:04 EST Thankful for Good Friends!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5246526 What a fabulous weeked! Although several factors played roles in making it great, just one factor made it super-awesome: good friends. <BR> <BR> On Saturday we had a night out to celebrate a friend's birthday. Fun-o-rama! Good food, excessive tequilla, and dancing, just as if we were in our 20's again. The birthday girl is a sweetheart and emotional when tipsy, so we were all aware of how much she loved us by the end of the night. Also in attendance were my two best friends, now dating one ... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 14:18:08 EST Rough Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242262 Boy, I had a rough day today. I overslept, had to deal with squirley freshmen all day, was rushed to complete grade changes, and informed of a webinar I was supposed to attend with our superintendent at the last minute (I declined), and was disappointed with my man's efforts today. However, I was encouraged by a new Sparkfriend's message, got a nice ride in before dinner on my stationary bike, stayed within my calorie range (for a change), and I refuse to continue being a grump this evening. ... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 00:02:28 EST Exercise Rocks!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237970 Yeah, I said it, and I meant it. Exercise rocks! I never would have thought when I started sparking, just a year ago, that I would ever say it, let alone mean it. I've come along way in the last 12 months, thanks to Sparkpeople and my amazing Sparkfriends. <BR> <BR> On the way home from work today, I was feeling disgusted with myself for indulging (twice!) in some yummy carrot cake today, but I didn't stay in that frame of mind for long. Instead, I started cataloguing all the things I'd done... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 22:47:11 EST Amazing Update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229157 I've still not gained weight! That's amazing!!! I'm somewhat sad that I haven't lost yet, either, but since I'm having such a difficult time staying within my calorie range, it is simply stunning that I haven't packed on any pounds! <BR> <BR> I credit an overall better attitude and an improved activity level. Rather than just going home and sitting in front of the television, I'll chop wood, ride my bike for a while after dinner, and putter around the house for a bit before plopping down in ... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 18:24:42 EST Hitting the Exercise Bike! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207261 I'm really enjoying my new exercise bike! I got on it five days out of seven last week. It works pretty well. My only complaint is that I can't adjust the resistance enough to give me a serious challenge, like biking up a hill, as the ones in the gym do. On the other hand, it's in my house, so I don't have to drive to the gym or come up with an excuse to not use it as much as time allows. Last night, I rode for 15 minutes and made it over 5 "miles." :) Today, I created a chart to log my daily... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 19:35:59 EST Met Daily Goal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5198626 Sweet success! I met my goal for yesterday! I only had one serving of dessert! Wow, I've been eating a lot of sweets. It kind of blows my mind. I feel great, and I'm certain that I'll stay within my calorie range and only have a single serving again today. I'd forgotten how success breeds success! Wed, 9 Jan 2013 11:09:25 EST Unfortunately, since then, . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197060 Since that Christmas party, I've been overindulging in sweets almost daily, and going over my caloric range by an average of 1,000! There is some good news: I've still been active: shoveling snow, chopping firewood, and getting little workouts on my new exercise bike, so the scale has not reflected my poor eating habits. I've got to break the habit of snacking for an hour every night, though. I want my calories to reflect some nutrition. I'll start by eating a single portion this evening, an... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 13:51:11 EST Great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171962 I did great at the party! Only two glasses of wine and one small plate! Thu, 20 Dec 2012 11:11:26 EST Party Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5166460 Work Christmas party tonight. In preparation, I did not choose the prime rib option, but I will be tempted by a bevy of tasty treats and drinks. I'll let you know how it went tomorrow! Fri, 14 Dec 2012 12:24:19 EST Making Strides! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5164551 I'm getting a bit more done every day to get out from under this deluge of paperwork. Again, one day at a time! Wed, 12 Dec 2012 15:53:24 EST Now What? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5162225 So, we're moved in, I got the rental house cleaned yesterday, I'm over the stomach flu, and I'm still feeling overwhelmed. Maybe that's just how I deal with things, and I'll never feel caught up. My normal coping technique is to break down my list of things to do into three categories: today, this week, and sometime later. Today, I got up at 4:15 to get my progress report grades turned in on time, called the plumber by 8:30 so he can begin work today, and now, during my lunch time, I have so ... Mon, 10 Dec 2012 13:48:15 EST Sick! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157596 The stomach flu blows. Pun intended. ;/ Wed, 5 Dec 2012 22:06:36 EST Reflection on Patience http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5156206 As I've traveled this road toward healthier living, I've also had an opportunity to reflect on patience. We are so used to immediate gratifacation, that it's a challenge to adopt the "slowest loser" attitude when it comes to weight loss. But, if this lifestyle change is going to really take hold and last, it's going to take a long time. <BR> <BR> Life's road isn't smooth, and I've encountered several pot holes, cracks, and gravel pits over the last 9 months. I've made it over, around, or thr... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 17:18:13 EST $ Yikes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5152627 The well guy is speculating that I just have a broken pipe in my well, so the repair should ONLY cost around $750. Sat, 1 Dec 2012 13:23:12 EST Home Ownership 101! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150664 My brother, Edward, sagely advised me this summer, "You should plan for things to go wrong; once you're a homeowner, little things cost big money." We are (finally!) getting ready to move in. Phil had two things on his to-do list yesterday: get the water and power turned on & rip out the cabinets, sink, and stove in the apartment. Unfortunately, he failed at both. <BR> <BR> The water didn't come on. The plumber who consulted with Phil this morning suggested calling a well guy. Yikes! I don'... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 13:49:00 EST It's Official! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148590 The keys have been released to the new owner: me! Let the cleaning and moving begin! Tue, 27 Nov 2012 16:45:50 EST Lots To Be Thankful For! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143389 At the top of my list of things to be thankful for is a new home. We finally signed for our pretty little piece of property yesterday and plan on moving next weekend! <BR> <BR> I'm thankful for being on a journey toward improved health. <BR> <BR> I'm also exceptionally thankful for all my wonderful, supportive friends: everyone at work, my Sparksisters, the book club ladies, Eric and Karrie, my Phil, and so many more who treat me like family. Blessings to you this holiday season, and hap... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 10:50:38 EST Feeling Awesome! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136601 Yup, one small step leads to another. Pretty soon, I won't even remember the hole I was in a couple of weeks ago! I'm keeping up on my schoolwork, which makes me happy. I'm on day two of making great food choices and walking as much as time allows, which makes me feel strong. Levi got a job, which makes me praise God. My loan guy said we'll sign Friday or Monday, which makes me hopeful (But, I'll believe it when I see it!). Taking little steps to ameliorate what seems overwhelming really DOES... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 17:31:57 EST Giving Up Control. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135326 For the last month or two, I've rarely met my recommended calorie window. I've still tracked almost every bite, but I quit trying to meet that goal. I attribute my actions to two main factors. First, I gave myself permisssion to eat whatever I wanted. "I'm stressed," was my excuse. I decided that it would be okay to eat whatever I wanted as long as I still tracked and still met my fitness goals. Second, I struggle mightily with portion control. When I've been most successful at meeting my cal... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 15:13:54 EST Praise God! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133962 Levi got a job at Dollar Tree! Tue, 13 Nov 2012 11:54:53 EST A Little Update! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132036 I just wanted to give a little update on how things are going, to let you know how I'm dealing with this month's stressors. <BR> <BR> First and foremost, my loan guy says that everything looks good, underwriters have no issues, and the contract writer is working furiously. He predicts the home loan to come through Wednesday. I've heard this before, so I'm not too excited, but I am hopeful. <BR> <BR> Levi, the stepson, had an interview on Thursday. I've quit buying food for him. He's spent ... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 21:56:13 EST It Exploded When I Hit It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121804 I was driving to work on Tuesday in the pre-dawn wet gloom after a ton of rain the night before, minding my own business. I'd just gotten off the phone with my brother, Edward, who lives in Texas and was contemplating the advice he'd given me. I'd failed to flip the brights back on after passing an oncoming car on the winding country road that I drive every day, and I was totally surprised by the tree that had suddenly appeared across the road in front of me. It had recently fallen. The tip ... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 18:50:21 EST Coming Clean! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116977 It's time to come clean and account for my mental, emotional,and physical anguish over the last couple of months as well as how they've affected my healthy habits, so I can move on. <BR> <BR> First, I've been stressed and depressed. Why? Several reasons. Mostly, it's been worry about the house I'm trying to buy. After being pre-approved for a loan, the underwriters put me through six weeks of documentation only to turn the loan down over a technicality. So, I had to put in a fresh offer to t... Mon, 29 Oct 2012 15:57:15 EST My Favorite Thing About Sparkpeople (Entry #7) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113932 My favorite thing about spark today, and my last blog in this series, is that it is mobile. I mean that in a couple of ways. One, with my smart phone, it's easy to track or read articles where ever I am. Two, it changes with me. It is mobile and empowering. It adapts to my changing goals, challenges, and the hurdles life sets in front of me. The more I use Sparkpeople.com, the more I feel in charge of my own life, in all areas: nutrition, fitness, emotional well-being, etc. Thanks, Spark! Fri, 26 Oct 2012 17:19:36 EST My Favorite Thing About Sparkpeople? (Entry #6) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095585 My favorite thing about Spark today is that it is not a person. I can't hurt its feelings, p!ss it off, or make it resentful just because I didn't blog for over two months. <BR> <BR> However, I also love that Spark is personal, if not a person. And, unlike many people from my past, it won't let me down. Sure, a couple of times I've had a hard time with accessing what I needed to on Spark, but it always has had my best interest at heart. It educates me, inspires me, lets me use it as I see f... Thu, 11 Oct 2012 17:54:45 EST My Favorite Thing About Sparkpeople? (Entry #5) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4999903 My favorite thing today is the numbers. Yes, weight loss is a simple matter of burn more calories than consumed. Spark supports that by offering a calorie and nutrition counter. Spark supports that by allowing Sparkers to set weight-loss and workout goals and providing appropriate caloric recommendations. However, Spark supports Sparkers beyond the numbers. It caters to the whole person by promoting health, health education, wellness, fitness, and positive change. With Spark behind us, those ... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 18:38:21 EST My Favorite Thing About Sparkpeople? (Entry #4) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4995716 My focus for today's entry is the valuable nuggets of information I've picked up. I got a gold pan as a gift, and the only thing I got with it was hypothermia. :) However, what I've gotten from Sparkpeople is true treasure, and I'm learning more every day. <BR> <BR> I'll share a few things that were cold, hard truths that have impacted me the most. First, only 5% of people who lose weight keep it off. This gave me the resolve to change my way of life and not just go on a diet! Second, booz... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 02:51:04 EST My Favorite Thing About Sparkpeople? (Entry #3) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4994100 I I experienced success right away. Those Fast Break goals are brilliant! I know that sucess breeds success; I use that principle often in my teaching career. However, I've never applied it to my personal life. <BR> <BR> I picked three that were challenging for me: 1 piece of fresh produce daily, 8 glasses of water daily, and telling one person about my goals daily. Wow! I already ate plenty of fresh veggies, so I incorporated fresh fruit into my diet. Ugh! I hated it. It was hard to eat a ... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 01:19:20 EST My Favorite Thing About Sparkpeople? (Entry #2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4991775 Another thing about Spark that I love surprises the heck out of me . . . the camaraderie. I've never liked social networking, whether through pyramid schemes or even Facebook, but I love that Sparkpeople actively promotes social contact by awarding points for blogs, comments on blogs, and message board posts. <BR> <BR> The benefits have really hit home this week. For one thing, it's great practice for me being open and honest about what I'm going through, something essential on this LONG jo... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 14:17:52 EST My Favorite Thing About Sparkpeople? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4981204 Absolutely impossible to describe in just one blog entry (for me anyway), so I'll devote a week's worth of blogs to this topic. Today the answer I choose to discuss is spark's penchant to promote health education. <BR> <BR> One of my first thoughts upon enrolling on spark was "Sparkpoints? What the heck are sparkpoints? Obviously they're a lame attempt at a motivational tool. Pathetic." Just a few weeks later, after using the nutrition and fitness trackers regularly during my first attempt... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 01:03:44 EST Finally Better! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4978633 Yea! After 9 days of antibiotics, I'm finally feeling better! <em>334</em> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 00:21:36 EST Feeling Icky http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4975423 I went to see my doctor today because my tonsils still look nasty after 7 days of antibiotics and I'm still weepy. He said he couldn't help and I should just wait I see the specialist next week. I didn't even have the gumption or energy or argue....I just sat there and then cried my way out of the office. Pitiful. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 00:08:18 EST Awesome Splurge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4970780 Hit the buffet hard tonight! I had veggies with every decadent entree. :) Sun, 15 Jul 2012 02:41:38 EST Lacking Substance! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4966900 So many of my blog entries lack real reflection. Several sound kinda like a teenager's whiny diary entries (not that that's a bad thing!). ;) However, I'd like to challenge myself here and now to write at least one blog weekly that has merit. I've been blogging regularly to get into the habit, but now I'm ready for the next step . . . analyzing my journey toward better health honestly, so these words might actually benefit me or one of my sparkfriends! <BR> <BR> Here's my first baby step: I... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 09:57:57 EST Tuesday Done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4964827 PTL, this day is done! Had a couple of kinks in my plans for today, but I'll try again tomorrow. The good news is that my food choices were healthy and I got a little exercise in. The bad news is I didn't get my closet cleaned. Bummer. <em>76</em> Time for a 100 calorie frosty treat! Wed, 11 Jul 2012 00:37:05 EST Awesome Workout! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4962917 Just finished an awesome solo watter aerobics session at City Beach! 50 minutes in the lake on sand felt harder than 65 in the pool at the club! Amazing, and I feel great! Mon, 9 Jul 2012 21:15:19 EST