KATIEM929's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KATIEM929 KATIEM929'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/ Gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767330 My heart is heavy. On Sunday, I sat at my stepdad's side clutching his hand as he breathed his last breaths and watched him slip away. He is at peace and we are in turmoil. This pain will ease and the memories will become pleasant, but right now we are hurting and so very sad. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l95324768.jpg"> Tue, 26 Aug 2014 11:50:38 EST Feeling Sad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764913 Fair warning - This blog is regarding the poor health of a family member and contains medical details that may not be suitable for all readers...feel free to skip to the last paragraph if this is you. <BR> <BR> My step-dad is back in the hospital. I believe this is the 11th visit this year...third in the last 6 weeks...but I've lost count. First, some history. He's a smoker, an alcoholic and addict (pills). He had acute pancreatitis about four years ago and was diagnosed Type-2 Diabetic at t... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 11:58:22 EST Back To It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761976 It was a busy weekend filled with lots of unhealthy foods and not enough exercise. After 3 weeks of losing, I'm pretty sure I'll be up at least a little this week, but I'm really okay with it. <BR> <BR> Life happens. Two days doesn't negate the two solid months I've done well. And it's in the past. Today I am making better choices. But, more importantly, I am NOT punishing myself for the choices I made yesterday. It doesn't do any good anyway, I can't go back and undo it. Being super strict... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 09:20:32 EST Feeling a Little Better Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677863 Yesterday I was really down and depressed. It was bad...worst I've felt in a long time. Some of it had to do with consuming too much sugar on Easter, but that doesn't account for all of the feeling. I do feel a little better today and I'll take it. Now I have to do some major damage control at work for all the deadlines I've missed in the last month or two. I know it's my own fault and my actions (or inactions) have consequences, but it's scary. My husband lost his job 2.5 years ago and we ar... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:55:54 EST Feeling down & needed to vent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677163 Today is the worst I've felt in a long time. Not sure if it's all the sugar I consumed yesterday, or if it's just depression rearing its ugly head again. All I want to do is lay in bed and cry. I am really struggling emotionally lately. I've been eating like crap and haven't exercised at all, so it's really no surprise that I've gained back nearly all of what I lost with my DietBet in November. I feel so overwhelmed by everything in my life and I can't seem to get motivated to do anything tha... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 14:43:29 EST Finished My First DietBet (with before/after pic) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556680 I started my first DietBet back on 11/04/13 at 254.8. I knew it would be challenging at best. 4% of my start weight was 10.4 pounds - which meant that I'd have to lose 2.6 lbs per week on average. I told myself that I was going to do my best and whatever happened, happened. Well, the game has come to an end. <BR> <BR> This morning I submitted my final weigh in at......243.8! I have to wait for the referees to verify my pictures before I officially win, but I'm pretty sure everything will be... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 09:45:53 EST Irritated Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540260 Feeling pissy today. Ya know, just angry. At everything. Ugh. <BR> <BR> First, I stepped on the scale this morning and I'm up 0.5 lb from three days ago, even though I've exercised and stayed in the lower end of my calorie range. Next, my son's school called - about an hour and a half after school started - saying that he threw up and needed to be picked up right away (and he can't go to school tomorrow)....of course he seems fine now but still has to miss school. Then when I was driving hom... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:06:38 EST Going Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535774 My DietBet started on Wednesday but I officially weighed in on Monday. Since the site suggests weighing in every 4 days to track your progress, I weighed in today (unofficially). I'm down 1.6 lbs!! That's 16% of my goal, so I'm right on track. I'm very happy! :) <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <em>9</em> <em>334</em> <em>521</em> <BR> Fri, 8 Nov 2013 12:04:24 EST DietBet Starting Soon (with "before" pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532164 The DietBet I joined starts on Wednesday and today was the first day to submit an official starting weight with pictures. (Sign up or cheer me on here: <link>www.dietbetter.com/games/27019 </link> ) <BR> <BR> Here are the pics I submitted to the DietBet referees: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l727311938.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l930146488.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have to admit I'm feeling extremely vulnerable putting these photos... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 17:14:47 EST Diet Bet - It's ON! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5522132 In my last blog I talked about not wanting to join the Diet Bet that my sister-in-law and her husband are doing because I don't really have an extra $25 right now. But I talked to my husband about it and he is so supportive. He said he knows I've been unhappy, he wants me to be healthy and if this Diet Bet is what I want, $25 is a small price to pay. <BR> <BR> So, I did it. I signed up and invited some of my family members to do the same. Losing any weight at all will totally be worth it. I... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 09:50:54 EST Thinking Smaller http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520295 I just updated my goal ticker to show a monthly goal of 4% weight loss...or 10.6 lbs in my case. I think seeing my ultimate goal and how much farther it is until I reach it was detrimental. It's just too big. So, I'm changing it to lose 10 pounds in one month. It is ambitious, but much more manageable. <BR> <BR> This idea came from a few of my friends and family have started using Diet Bet to incentivize their weight loss efforts. It seems like a great program. You join a group, everyone in ... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 11:35:54 EST Trying Again (again) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513326 So my depression hit me hard for the past 3 months...my weight is back up where it was when I started and I'm feeling terrible about myself again. I know I'm supposed to love myself where I'm at, yada, yada, yada. But the truth is I just don't feel like that. I seriously can't name one single thing I like about myself right now. That's something I have to work on, and I will. <BR> <BR> My cousin (who is one of my best friends) just started doing Jenny Craig and she's down 3 pounds in her fi... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 14:39:16 EST Thud http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437285 So after about 57 days of doing at least 10 minutes of exercise, I fell off the proverbial wagon. Hard. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Gotta get up, dust myself off, and get back to it. That's life. I'm not perfect, not by a long shot, and I can't go back in time. So, all I can do is try again. Maybe this time I can get to 60 days or more. Mon, 29 Jul 2013 11:43:11 EST New Toy and Days 52 - 57 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414641 So for those of you following along, I did NOT give up! I have continued my 10 minutes of daily exercise, I am happy to report. Plus, I bought myself a new toy for extra motivation. <BR> <BR> 7/3 (Day 52) - 10 minutes <BR> 7/4 (Day 53) - 40 minutes of walking, broken up in 10 minute segments throughout the day <BR> 7/5 (Day 54) - 10 minutes <BR> 7/6 (Day 55) - 30 minutes...the kids and I went to the pool and we were there for 5 hours, so I gave myself 30 minutes of exercise (not sure if it's... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 17:29:59 EST Day 50 & 51 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409172 Day 50 was another 10 half-hearted minutes. <BR> <BR> Today, day 51, I did a 20 minute 1 mile walk at home workout. <BR> <BR> I'm struggling with my commitment lately. I just keep feeling like "what's the point"? Nothing is changing and I'm more upset than I want to be about it. I know I will regret it later if I stop, but I need some motivation to keep going. Sigh... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 00:24:03 EST Day 47, 48, and 49 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407276 Days 47, 48, and 49 saw 10 minutes of exercise each day. <BR> <BR> I have to admit I am really losing my motivation to keep going. I'm not seeing any positive changes in my body since I started regularly exercising 8 weeks ago. My clothes fit the same and the scale hasn't budged. <BR> <BR> I'm feeling very disappointed and frustrated and I'm really wanting to quit. I just need something to go right...some small victory to show me it's not a waste of time. Mon, 1 Jul 2013 10:48:14 EST Day 46 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404111 Day 46. I did a one mile walk at home workout for 20 minutes today. It was a chore to get going, but now that it's done I'm really glad I did it. Hoping I feel more rested tomorrow... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 23:50:55 EST Day 45 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402994 Day 45?! Wow. Still impressed that I'm sticking to it. Today was another 10 minute day. Can't wait for my coworker to be back from vacation next week. I'm tired of being exhausted every day. Though she totally deserves her vacation...I just wish she was back to work. :) Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:23:46 EST Day 44 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401920 Another 10 minute day today. I'm exhausted from some things going on at work, but I'm managing to keep my commitment. Hopefully, I will have more energy tomorrow. Tue, 25 Jun 2013 23:32:26 EST Day 41, 42, & 43 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401171 So I've been slacking on my blog entries but for those of you following along, here's the update.... <BR> <BR> Day 41 - 10 minutes <BR> <BR> Day 42 - 10 minutes. Plus way overeating (like by 1000 calories...yikes!) because I am feeling sorry for myself that the scale has gone up a pound after 6 full weeks of exercising and being more conscious of my calorie intake. Seriously, I really should be losing weight at this point. <em>24</em> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Day 43 - a 3-mile, 45 minu... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:54:18 EST Day 40 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5397889 Wow! I'm at day number 40! I'm so happy I have kept my commitment to myself. Today was a 30 minute, 2 mile walk at home workout. I'm going to cross the 500 monthly fitness minutes for the first time since joining SP and I'm super pumped about it. Now if only the scale would cooperate and show me that all this movement is doing something other than keeping my word, life would be cherry. :) Sat, 22 Jun 2013 00:21:21 EST Day 39 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396883 Day 39. I did my 10 minutes tonight! That makes 39 days in a row. I'm proud of myself for sticking to it this time. Next step - I need to focus more on eating better. One thing at a time. :) Thu, 20 Jun 2013 23:46:54 EST Day 38 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5395822 Today is day 38...I can hardly believe it's been nearly 6 weeks since I started this commitment to myself. I feel great. Today was a 20-minute 1 mile walk at home workout. <BR> <BR> I've been seriously considering getting a monitor of some kind. My aunt has the Jawbone Up and she loves it but I know SP syncs with the FitBit products. I'm not sure which is better for me... The Up is a little more expensive, but it's a bracelet that I won't lose. The FitBit wirelessly syncs, which appeals to ... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 00:34:36 EST Day 37 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5394112 Another 10 minutes today. It was a bad food day today...I ate a whole tub of Haagen-Dazs chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream after I had reached the top of my calorie range for today. <BR> <BR> I'm not going to beat myself up over it, though. Today marks the 30th anniversary of my dad's death, so I allowed myself to take it easy. I will get back on track tomorrow Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:18:42 EST Day 36 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392771 Today was a 3-mile, 45 minute walk at my me workout. Phew! I'm a sweaty mess and I love it! Feels so good to be active. Another part of me is waiting for the shoe to drop..for me to get burnt out and give up. I am reminding myself that 10 minutes every day is the commitment I made. When I do more, that's a bonus, but it isn't a requirement. <BR> <BR> I watched a great TEDTalk by Shawn Achor about positive psychology and how happiness leads to success and not the other way around. He said the... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:46:57 EST Day 34 & 35 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390840 Yesterday was day 34...I didn't get around to a blog, but I did do 10 minutes of exercise! <BR> <BR> For today, day 35, I decided to try to push myself. I tried a 4 mile walking workout from my Leslie Sansone DVD. Honestly, I didn't think I'd make it through the whole workout. But I did! And I'm so happy with myself! It's not something I plan to do again soon, but now I know I CAN do it. :D Sun, 16 Jun 2013 13:19:56 EST Day 33 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389590 Ten minutes today. Day 33....still going strong! Sat, 15 Jun 2013 00:56:51 EST Day 32 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388502 Today was a 2 mile, 30 minute walk at home workout from my new Leslie Sansone DVD. My legs and arms are sore. I'm feeling pretty good about it. Can't believe it's been 32 days since I decided to commit to 10 minutes of daily exercise. I'm proud of myself for sticking to it! <BR> <BR> I talked to my mom about our financial situation and she said she can help us, which is a big burden off of my shoulders. She said we can pay her back whenever we can, no rush. I really don't like borrowing mone... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 22:46:15 EST Day 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387543 Court was okay, but the end result is that we owe $3500 by Aug 11 and I have no idea how we are going to pay it. We will find a way, I just don't see it right now. <BR> <BR> Day 31...really, 31 days in a row! I'm still amazed with myself. Tonight I did a 1 mile, 20 minute walk at home and a 5 minute lunge / squat strength training. My legs hate me right now, but I'm happy that I did it. :) <BR> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 00:24:43 EST Day 29 & 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386449 I was too tired last night to blog, but I did 10 minutes before crawling into bed. <BR> <BR> Today was a good day. I was productive at work, despite having to go to an hour long meeting that was, in my opinion, a complete waste of time. I got home late because I had to stop at the store for a few things. But I was able to visit with my wonderful neighbors for awhile. I picked up a new Leslie Sansone DVD and decided to give it a try.... <BR> <BR> I ventured to attempt a 3 mile combination, ... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 00:32:13 EST Day 28! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5383935 28 days straight of at least 10 minutes of exercise. I've officially reached my initial goal of one month and I couldn't be happier with myself! I am going to keep it up...I can do it! Today was 10 minutes. Got to get to bed early...busy week ahead. Sun, 9 Jun 2013 23:22:09 EST Day 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382925 Day 27. Today I picked a Cardio Walk with Kendra Kemerley that was approximately 2 miles and 25 minutes long. Holy cow was it hard! It said low impact on the description, but there was a while lot of bouncing around. I'm hoping my knees don't hate me tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I have to say it was fun to do something so different than the Leslie Sansone workouts I've been doing. All the moves were a little different, she used arms more, and she built a whole routine as we went. I am NOT a coordina... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 23:13:52 EST Day 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382022 Day 26. I can't believe I'm almost at one month! Just two more days and that'll be 4 solid weeks. <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> 26 days ago I didn't actually believe that I would keep it up - I've started before and stopped again (not to long after starting) too many times to count. I'm determined to keep this streak alive and I really think blogging helps me stay accountable. Seeing that number growing each time is really motivating for me. I know I say it in most blogs lately, but I tru... Sat, 8 Jun 2013 00:22:17 EST Day 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5380949 Another 10 minutes today. Been a busy week and I'm sick, so I'm trying to take it easy, but I'm feeling like it's not enough. Trying to remember that 10 minutes is enough and that I don't want to get burned out. <BR> <BR> Day 25! That's amazing. <em>386</em> <em>381</em> Fri, 7 Jun 2013 00:33:16 EST Day 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379757 Today I did a 30 minute, 2 mile walk at home workout. I'm fighting a cold and tired from three very busy days at work and home, plus I've been eating badly for three days. Needless to say, the 30 minutes that was almost too easy a few days ago was pretty challenging today. I'm exhausted and probably pushed myself too hard, but I am glad I got through it.. <BR> <BR> On a positive note, I did 30 minutes of exercise today! And I've done at least 10 minutes every day for 24 days in a row! Yay m... Wed, 5 Jun 2013 23:31:31 EST Day 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378610 Another 10 minutes today. Too tired for anything else today, but I did it. :) Wed, 5 Jun 2013 00:56:05 EST Day 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377442 Day 22. I did a 10 minute workout from the Fit, Firm & Fired Up! DVD. I was in meetings for 9 hours atwork and then my hubby's friends wanted to go to the drive-in to see Fast & Furious 6, so I got home really late and was too tired to do anything else. I almost decided to skip today and double up tomorrow, but that's a slippery slope for me. So I did it. Yay me! Tue, 4 Jun 2013 00:55:29 EST Day 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5376134 Day 21. Three weeks ago I decided to make a commitment to do 10 minutes of exercise every day and I've stuck to it. I'm truly am very proud of myself. I plan to continue my streak indefinitely. My husband even reminded me to exercise yesterday (he didn't know I did it in the morning) and it's so nice to have his support. And to know that he is supporting my commitment just because it makes me happy, not for any other reason. It's a good thing. <BR> <BR> It's been a stressful couple of days ... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 23:32:36 EST Day 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374584 Yep, that's right. 20 days IN A ROW of at least 10 minutes of exercise. <em>104</em> I'm so happy and proud of myself. <BR> <BR> Today, I did a 30 minute, 2-mile workout from a Leslie Sansone DVD.Lately I've been exercising after my kids go to bed, but since they were playing so nice together I decided to get it out of the way. I feel pretty good. The 30 minutes is getting easier and I'm considering getting a different DVD. When I added my workout to the fitness tracker, it told me I mig... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 12:32:08 EST Day 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374139 So it's been a rough day, but I made myself do a 10 minute workout from the Fit, Firm, & Fired Up! DVD. I'm glad I did because I'd be disappointed if I broke my streak because of a bad day. This is day 19...just 2 more until I've done this for 3 full weeks. I'm proud of myself. I deserve to take care of me. <BR> <BR> My hubby's not mad anymore, so that's good. But our son is still wheezing and coughing pretty badly. Just hoping for a better day tomorrow. <BR> <BR> On a side note, I'm so tha... Fri, 31 May 2013 23:34:33 EST Disappointed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373975 Don't mind me, I just need to vent. It was my hubby's birthday yesterday. For the first time in a long time, I didn't get him a gift. I think he's upset about it even though he understands that we can't afford the things he wants. Then my mom offered to take us out to dinner and my hubby wanted Red Lobster. My step-dad called to say that the smell of fish makes him sick and would hubby mind going somewhere else. Hubby was upset and said my family always makes it about them, which they do, and... Fri, 31 May 2013 19:54:19 EST Day 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373119 Day 18...2-mile, 30 minute workout with my Leslie Sansone DVD today. I really need to get another video, I'm getting tired of listening to the ones I have! On the bright side, I've completed 18 days in a row of at least 10 minutes of exercise! I'm truly am very proud of that! :) <BR> <BR> It's my hubby's birthday today and for the first time in 13 years I was not able to get him a present. :( I feel bad that we can't afford it this year. He says he doesn't care, but I know he's disappointed.... Thu, 30 May 2013 23:51:09 EST Day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372064 I did a 20 minute, 1 mile walk with Leslie Sansone today. Probably should've just done 10 minutes because I'm still a little sore from yesterday's 30 minute workout. But I'm done and not as winded as I was just a few days ago. Progress! Now to remember that I only have to do 10 minutes and not to get ahead of myself. I don't want to get burned out this time. I want to keep going. I want to look back a year from now and be on day 365 with more than 3650 minutes of exercise. For now, I am thril... Wed, 29 May 2013 23:48:47 EST Day 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370972 Today I felt like I had enough energy for a 2 mile / 30 minute workout. I'm glad I pushed myself to do it. I have some work to do on stamina...I'm thinking of trying a 30 minute workout every 3 days or so. Still not quite ready to bump up my commitment from 10 minutes daily to 15 or 20, but I am starting to think about it. <BR> <BR> Wow! Sixteen days in a row...even my hubby said he's proud of me for sticking to it. :D <BR> <BR> It was my son's last day of first grade today. My daughter sta... Tue, 28 May 2013 23:48:29 EST Day 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369845 Today I took it easy. I did the Call on Your Core segment of the Fit, Firm, & Fired Up! DVD for 10 minutes. I'm not feeling well today...I'm anxious about working tomorrow. I'm hating my job lately and I feel stuck because it's good money. At least I have a job, right? <BR> <BR> Anyway, today I kept my commitment and finished day 15 instead of going back to day zero. Not feeling happy, but keeping my commitment. Tomorrow will be better. Mon, 27 May 2013 23:21:44 EST Day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5368844 Today I did a 2 mile, 30 minute workout from the Leslie Sansone DVD I have. It was good, but I'm exhausted. I'm happy I did the workout but I have to recognize and admit that I was trying to make up for poor food choices from yesterday and today. I really need to not use exercise as a punishment...that's how I end up giving up and it's not fair to me. <BR> <BR> I need to learn to exercise simply because it is good for me and not as a way to "make up" for bad choices. I consciously decided to... Sun, 26 May 2013 23:03:55 EST Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5368058 Day 13. I really didn't feel like working out tonight. We went to my sister-in-law's for a barbecue this evening and of course I ate too much and we got home late. I ended up going over my calorie range by about 500 calories, but that's not too bad. I'm not going to beat myself up for it. I enjoyed myself and made conscious choices about the food. <BR> <BR> The good news is that I actually wanted to keep my commitment to do 10 minutes of exercise every day. I know it only takes one slip up ... Sun, 26 May 2013 00:54:35 EST Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367222 Day 12...another Leslie Sansone 1 mile walk for 20 minutes. Blogging it helps keep me accountable, and I am already seeing results from my short streak. I haven't braved the scale yet, but I can feel mybbody changing. Yay me! <BR> <BR> Keep pushing...we can do it! Sat, 25 May 2013 00:02:07 EST Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367221 Day 12...another Leslie Sansone 1 mile walk for 20 minutes. Blogging it helps keep me accountable, and I am already seeing results from my short streak. I haven't braved the scale yet, but I can feel mybbody changing. Yay me! <BR> <BR> Keep pushing...we can do it! Sat, 25 May 2013 00:01:51 EST Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5366239 It's about 11:30 pm and I just finished a Leslie Sansone 1 mile walk for 20 minutes today...just in time, too. Day 11 and I'm really proud that I haven't given up even though I've been stressed at work and with our financial situation. I've had plenty of old excuses, but I chose to keep my commitment thus time. <BR> <BR> Ten minutes every day is reasonable and I want to be happier with myself. I'm proud of me for the first time in a long time. :-D Fri, 24 May 2013 00:18:13 EST