KOBER9999's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KOBER9999 KOBER9999'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/ BLC 25 Fitness Test http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687212 Today I did the fitness test. <BR> 21 Push Ups <BR> 40 Crunches <BR> 17:08 Walk/Run 1 mile <BR> 69 Step Ups Heart Rate <BR> <BR> Push ups - never had strong shoulders. I can't do modified cause of the knee so I did angled wall push ups (with my feet a distance from the wall - nose to wall). <BR> <BR> Crunches - I did with a stability ball, not sure I like doing them on a ball or not. <BR> <BR> Walk a Mile - I want to get back to doing a 15-minute mile power walk. Need to work on that! <B... Sun, 4 May 2014 13:35:55 EST Planks look like what??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638939 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1284832936.jpg"> Mon, 3 Mar 2014 20:28:23 EST Snowpression http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637696 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1814751631.jpg"> <BR> <BR> AND... MINUS ZERO TEMPS! Sun, 2 Mar 2014 13:20:57 EST Guess who's coming to a town near me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628597 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2040243460.jpg"> <BR> Jillian Michaels! Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:12:27 EST View of my driveway/sidewalk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626302 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1274766888.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1105056560.jpg"> <BR> It's piling up :( Mon, 17 Feb 2014 10:23:01 EST Love letter to myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625282 Dear Karen, <BR> You are such a special person. You are so worth every ounce of effort you put into you! Take some pressure off and just take it One Day At A Time — One Pound At A Time. You've lost 100 pounds before... You can kick this 30 pounds, ONE DAY AT A TIME — ONE POUND AT A TIME! YOU CAN DO IT! <BR> I Love You! <BR> Me :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1038024371.jpg"> <BR> Before ... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 06:40:43 EST My MOTE blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574770 Here is my motivational poster. It's hard to find swimming suit pics during the winter but the jean ads show a smaller butt and that is def motivational. Sorry the pic is dark. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1306820263.jpg"> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 15:58:33 EST For you Cat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543224 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l947546295.jpg"> <BR> How many times must I say it... <BR> I'm a hugger! <BR> ((HUGS) Sun, 17 Nov 2013 07:28:25 EST Rails To Trails Hike 5/27/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369232 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l237907929.jpg"> <BR> Frosty Start <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1730073363.jpg"> <BR> 9 miles to go. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l989423157.jpg"> <BR> We're at the parking area <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l376405714.jpg"> <BR> First Stop! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l777223871.jpg"> <BR> information booth whe... Mon, 27 May 2013 11:29:38 EST I'm a huggy, kissy kinda person, so I Love This Pic!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5313432 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1707835028.jpg"> Sat, 6 Apr 2013 09:08:24 EST My photo for this week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150925 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l332514388.jpg"> <BR> BUTT, it's still there!! <em>16</em> <BR> LOL! Thu, 29 Nov 2012 19:32:59 EST Just my thought about my future. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5144187 I want to live a lot smaller when I retire. I love the Discovery channel show "Alaska, The Last Frontier". I don't think I could do that life style the rest of my life but I would like to leave a smaller foot print on this earth. I don't want or need a lot I just want to live a simpler life. I need a small house. I need a vegetable/herb garden. I need a flower garden, okay I don't need a flower garden, that would be a want! I could raise a few chickens and go fishing. I don't need a lot of me... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 11:34:51 EST Give Thanks!?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143465 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1568457754.jpg"> Thu, 22 Nov 2012 12:27:44 EST Appropriate for Today!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139289 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l175064156.jpg"> Sun, 18 Nov 2012 12:15:31 EST Everyone NEEDS one!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130307 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l712815810.jpg"> <BR> (((HUGS)) Sat, 10 Nov 2012 08:28:57 EST UGH! I guess it could be worse? :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4959942 My Mom died in March 25. <BR> My son in Philly had an emergency appendectomy July 6. <BR> Now I've got bronchitis. <BR> And my cat just died! <BR> I need to change something in my life. Sun, 8 Jul 2012 00:00:10 EST Spring Challenge Reflection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4893596 Reflection - mirror image, likeliness. <BR> Not likin what I see. This has been a rough Spring Challenge. There just aren't enough hours in the day anymore. Maybe things will calm down for the Summer Challenge. <BR> Nuff said. <BR> Tue, 22 May 2012 20:51:17 EST My Spring Challenge Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4794521 My Spring Challenge goal is to lose weight! Plain and simple! I've gained way too much weight over winter and it has got to go! Any loss will be great. If I could lose 10 pounds during the 10 week challenge I'd be ecstatic. <BR> <BR> Things that will help me reach my goal - <BR> !. Stop the constant grazing after work. <BR> 2. Get out and move. <BR> <BR> With that said, I will lose weight this challenge! <BR> <em>252</em> Mon, 19 Mar 2012 08:29:09 EST Winter weight loss is a problem for me! Who to blame? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4750127 I'd love to blame my ancestors for my lack of a weight loss during winter challenges. You know... the ancestors who had to fatten up for the cold winter months; Or maybe the Irish in me, you never know when a potato famine might hit again! But I can't blame anyone but myself. I hate exercising indoors, I gotta feel the fresh air on me, but I have limits to the cold I can take! The battleship gray skies are a real hindrance too, so gloomy. <BR> <BR> <BR> My objectives for winter challenge, m... Tue, 21 Feb 2012 19:31:15 EST “My life is my message.” – Gandhi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4599762 My 2 sons are having a difficult time getting along right now and I was looking for a quote to put on my facebook page and I came upon this one in my search: <BR> <BR> “My life is my message.” – Gandhi <BR> <BR> I was taken aback when I read this; Like a verbal "Wow!" when I read it! It just struck me as one of the most insightful quotes I've come across in a long time. MY LIFE IS MY MESSAGE - what more can be said about our lives and the impressions we leave upon others AND ourselves. I th... Sat, 26 Nov 2011 09:06:26 EST What a novel idea! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4235537 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l974529985.jpg"> <BR> “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” – Christian D. Larson <BR> <BR> I think that just about says it all! <BR> BELIEVE IN YOURSELF! <BR> DO. IT. FOR. YOU! Mon, 16 May 2011 08:39:19 EST I walk - ALL DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4066678 My job requires me to walk. I'm a housekeeper. I walk all day. Going from rooms to room; floor to floor (I also do the stairs); bed to bed; bathroom to bathroom. Walking to the laundry chute. I walk all day. Our break room is on the 3rd floor. I walk all day. Laundry is in the basement. I walk all day. Time clock is in the kitchen. I guess you get it by now - I WALK ALL DAY! On my days off I'm on the 'dreadmill - You guessed it Walking! <BR> <em>31</em> Beside you can't get to the moon sitt... Fri, 4 Mar 2011 16:49:43 EST Drink like a fish http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4031208 When I was younger, my Mom used to tell me that I drink like a fish. I just like water. Not bottled either, just straight from the tap. I have my water bottles and I just fill em up. Doesn't 8 glasses of water equate to just 64 ounces? I always have a water bottle near me. No, I'm not diabetic either. <BR> <BR> My usual day goes something like this - <BR> 2 10 oz mugs of 1/2 decaf black coffee, before work, at least <BR> 1 10 oz mug of tea, at work before lunch, sometimes 2 <BR> 1 20 oz ... Sat, 19 Feb 2011 21:52:00 EST Work (30 min heavy cleaning) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3879390 I used to be a circulation manager at a newspaper for many years. Gave up that stressful, sit-behind-the-desk job just before the market crashed. Such timing I have. I would probably be there yet if I had known. Anyway... now I'm a housekeeper. I have the attitude that I will be the best of whatever I am. So... after 6 months I was promoted to the assistant head housekeeper, for when the boss takes off. The promotion did come with a small raise too. <BR> <BR> The point of this blog is to exp... 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