LETHANIA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LETHANIA LETHANIA'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/ I am sooo blessed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462796 God has seen fit to bless me big and bless me small. I am blessed with a fantastic husband, who loves me no matter what, loving kids, good friends in many capacities... co-workers, neighbors, other kid parents, email buddies, spark friends. I"m just so amazingly blessed and today, I'm feeling it! I was going to blog yesterday, but i was busy.. I just got back from a mini vacation with my dad and step-mom. I love seeing my dad! He's such a positive influence. God has truly blessed me. ... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 08:33:43 EST struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5439353 I'm really struggling here. I'm mostly within calorie range, and even when I'm over, I've exercised.. Every day! I must need to eat less? I'm usually around 1400-1600. I'm running, I'm doing my DVD. I don't know, not enough veggies? not enough water? I'm thinking about joining weight watchers.. but I could never justify spending the money. I'm going to try to really focus on tracking better... calories in.. calories out.. if I can get down to 1200 that will probably do it right?! M... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 06:30:56 EST Having some me time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419519 Well I really must stay on top of this food tracking thing. I wake up starving some days, and then I'm ruined by Noon. So I'm exercising but not doing so great on the calorie front. AGG!!! <BR> <BR> Oh, about my title, having some ME time....I was so blessed yesterday to get a mostly unscheduled ME day. So yesterday I was to run 4 miles, I knew I was having a slow day, so I got out a little later than originally planned but still good. A very good friend called my on my smart phone, w... Sat, 13 Jul 2013 06:14:42 EST June is over onto July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406984 873 fitness minutes, that's how many I clocked for June. Woohoo!!! I really thought I'd get 1000 but that's okay. I did 97% of what I was supposed to do... and its more than I've been doing. I'm excited to see July! I've also been tracking my nutrition and not doing too bad with that. Last week I bought all sorts of fruit and veggies at the farmer's market. I hope to do even more this week. My kids are going to turn into ears of corn.. lol. This week I'm going to get asparagus and e... Mon, 1 Jul 2013 04:55:17 EST happy tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5393091 It is a glorious Tuesday!!!! I'm so glad to be alive and here and able to move my body and I am just feeling so blessed today! I know I haven't shared in a while. I have a calendar here on my desk. It has my work out schedule scribbled on it then in pen I fill in what I did and for the last 2 weeks, I've done GREAT! I'm so proud of me! That said I've been soooo busy I haven't tracked anything, so this morning I put in all my fitness minutes for the last 2 weeks. I might get 750 in this ... Tue, 18 Jun 2013 08:31:00 EST i'm here i'm here!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364256 Okay.. back from wandering in the wilderness.. what was I thinking?? Well school for me is done, and my kids school is coming to a close, but I got on the scale yesterday and wowzer it had a big number on there I'm not used to seeing. Perhaps I needed that to get back into the game! Well it worked I'm here. <BR> <BR> I hadn't realized until I started tracking a few days ago, just how far I'd falled from eating all of my fruits and veggies that I was eating. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> *to... Wed, 22 May 2013 07:49:56 EST feeling good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339044 Wow doing that 5K yesterday with my daughter feels amazing. <BR> <BR> I am goal setting this morning. I am going to eat more fruits and veggies.. I've been in a slight slump.. but I shopped this weekend and made my soup and I think I'm in a good place. <BR> <BR> I'm going to attempt to run even just short distances 3 times a week.. I've been trying but I keep getting too busy and it falls off of my to do list.. most of the kids activities are done! Just dance left I think. <BR> <BR... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 07:05:58 EST April.. Spring is here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338879 April has been rough.. my school.. my homeschooling son...trying to fit in exercise. Well this entire semester has been rough, but I'm starting to see the light. I have 2 tests left, 1 laboratory test and a laboratory simulation... all that this week and next week.. and viola I can train for serious for my half-marathon!!! exciting!!! <BR> <BR> I have managed to keep my weight in an okay place with very little exercise and NO tracking.. but I've been mindful of how much and what I'm put... Sun, 28 Apr 2013 23:54:53 EST refresher course http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273798 So sometimes I just need a refresher course. How about you?! My husband is a fabulous cook. I've often said that in the past he tried to derail my weight loss efforts. I don't think that's true this time. He has been on my page with my fitting into my clothes and feeling good about myself for at least this past year. Well I think in an effort to help me out with going to school and not being a great cook/homemaker person this semester, he decided to make lasagna on Sunday. It is so go... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 06:17:02 EST what's the alternative? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267853 What a great question. The alternative is going back.. BACK to not fitting into my clothes, looking older and chubbier, feeling crowded in my body. WAIT! I can do this.. I will do this!!!! I AM DOING THIS!!!!! <BR> <BR> 500 minutes February!!! I DID IT!!!! <BR> <BR> *Hammer time* (the music is playin in my head) *can't touch this* <BR> <BR> LOL Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:45:07 EST Oh No I've fallen off... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260377 Today, I fell off my wagon. I go to college on Monday and Friday. Monday is not so bad, I meet my husband for subway lunch. Last week I had a 6 inch turkey sub. mmm.. but today, I did not eat a proper breakfast, my husband is sick with a stomach flu (this is his fourth sickness this winter he's never sick). So No real breakfast so by lunch I was STARVING! I ended up at burger king 2 whopper jrs later and a small fry and I plugged it in and its over 1000 calories! What! I should have ... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 19:13:44 EST Shazam! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5257152 I just crossed 4250 fitness minutes! I thought it was worth a Shazam and a Hooray! Maybe I can get to 5000 in the next few months!!! <BR> <BR> Denise Austin says success breeds success. She is so right. When you feel good you want to keep feeling good and when you do good, you want to keep on doing good. Wed, 20 Feb 2013 08:17:51 EST still on the wagon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250635 Well I have had a good run so far at this wagon deal. I'm still here. yesterday I only did 20 treadmill minutes, but better than none. I'm about to hop on here for a new 45! woot woot! <BR> <BR> School is plugging along, work is demanding... but I AM BLESSED!!!! <BR> <BR> My son is trying to be as independent as he can be with online school. he's doing really great! <BR> <BR> My daughter is doing a great job at regular school and we just got her a hamster.. yes because life is n... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 16:33:12 EST Climbing back onto the wagon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5243792 These last few weeks have been very busy and I've fallen a little off the wagon. So this week I've had some fantastic progress. Monday, Wednesday AND Friday this week I managed 45 minutes on the treadmill. I'm very excited. Now if I can just eat a little bit better (-: <BR> <BR> I am so blessed! Sat, 9 Feb 2013 10:11:48 EST Happy february 1st! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5232661 Check it out.. we've made it through January! yaaaa!!! I got on my treadmill last night.. Oh I didn't record it on my spark.. really?! ugh. Okay.. going to do that right now. Okay that's done.. anyhoo... I did 45 minutes on the treadmill.. Oh, did I run? Well not exactly see it's been over a week since I have been on my treadmill, so my legs are tired from sitting and I felt very de-conditioned, so I did a lot of walking and very little running. All this school for me, online-school fo... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 06:21:39 EST Manageable Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216623 My son is out of traditional school as of Friday and I heard from his online teacher. She sounds like some sweet teacher from an old TV show that you'd just want to gobble up! I'm so excited. He's too excited, he's making me CRAZY! Yesterday we put together 2 organizational cubbie things to make room in my office for him and his new stuff. School books won't be at school anymore now they'll be here (-: all day every day. So we got all that done, and rearranged some things. My daughter... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:18:04 EST Keep up the positives! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213901 That's the goal today.. too much good going on here.. I'm going to keep up the positives!!! <BR> <BR> I got a lot of studying done last night, so I'm excited for that. I have more to do for that class today, but I think I'll get a run in this afternoon! I should have yesterday but I stayed up studying thursday night, which made me TOO tired yesterday. And I Know that BUT I just had to get some things checked off that list.. it was stressing me so NOW I'm NOT stressed (-: Lots of good t... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 06:46:20 EST Good Friday to all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5212450 Well I have good news and I have bad news. Okay the bad news first. The usual bully got my son again yesterday and the principal actually thinks my son started it! WHAT!!! Well I've been chatting with the superintendent about how things went down last Thursday and how I feel my son is not safe at recess. No one after the girls dispersed asked if he was okay. Had he not been in winter coat, and it had been a warm day and they were in shorts or something, he could have been seriously inju... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 04:22:58 EST This is easy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5211258 I think I need to start telling myself This is EASY! instead of this so SO HARD! I'm having such a difficult time. I think I need an easy button. This is EASY! <BR> <BR> Oyi! too much going on but things are moving more smoothly. Praise: I think I have all the paperwork to the 'online school' place. So I suppose its not "home school" as much as it is online school and I still get resources to help my child, which is exciting. (This is easy!). My plan is to keep my kids home until ... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 09:38:32 EST Home schooling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203127 We've decided to home school. My kids are super excited about this decision. I am a little nervous as is my husband I think. What's the worst that can happen? The plan is to enroll my son and bring him home as soon as the things arrive, in a week to 10 days. Then I told my daughter if that works out we will get her home too because of course she thinks she's going to miss something and is completely upset that she doesn't get to stay home. Oh HELP! <BR> <BR> Running today will clea... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 04:30:54 EST Whew made it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5201605 <BR> This week has been absolutely CRAZY! I've made it to Friday. Not much going on today work wise, so I hope to get a few loose ends tied up. <BR> <BR> Monday started off with my daughter being sick. Both kids made it into the play and my son had play practice Monday and last night, Tuesday cub scouts and then Wednesday of course dance for my daughter. Tuesday night I had college orientation! I'm so excited. Wednesday night we had a bully seminar at the school, which really didn't... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 06:09:02 EST Happy Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191160 Flab vs Muscle is a funny thing. I had lots of muscle in my body going into my half marathon at the end of September. Since then I've been trying to maintain eating and I've done okay but these last few weeks I've seen my muscle deteriorate and fat accumulate. The number on the scale has not changed that much. Interesting isn't it. I know I've probably gained 10 real pounds, but the scale only says 4. My pants do not fit right at all. Oh the Christmas cookies LOL. I've not exactly st... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 08:01:42 EST Great spark freinds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5190504 I have the best spark friends. Thanks so much for your encouragement everyone!!! I had fallen off the fitness wagon for most of December, but I'm back in business now. <BR> <BR> Thank you all for cheering me on, you are a huge blessing. Fri, 4 Jan 2013 19:07:51 EST moving forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168625 I totally tanked the rest of the week. I ran yesterday, but then today I was supposed to do a long run.. I was famished after church. My husband had made chili. I love his chili.. it is like an unquenchable thirst. I had 3 bowls! Can anyone say over indulgence. I had all ideas I was getting on the treadmill. But then the fullness overcame me and I fell asleep on the couch! AGGGGG that's why I shouldn't eat that much.. it totally sabotages me! <BR> <BR> So, tomorrow starts a new we... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 23:43:59 EST Early morning exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5165118 HELP! I would love some suggestions. I am great at talking myself out of doing things at 4:30 am when the alarm is going off. I work from home.. I'm a WAHM. I am an independent contractor. I have kids. First thing in the morning is the only time I have time to do lots of things... get my bible out and have alone time with God, exercise, or get work finished. I came to the realization yesterday that my family is pretty good, although not fantastic, but pretty good about me working in th... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 07:12:11 EST life in the way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163776 My life has totally been in the way.. well I tracked yesterday and today and trying to claw my way back onto that wagon.... and I'm gonna do it too!!! tomorrow is a BRAND NEW day! and I'm starting out with arm sculpting! <BR> <BR> HAVE A GREAT NIGHT!! <BR> <BR> Blessings <BR> 1. Loving husband. <BR> 2. Good kids, do whatever I ask. <BR> 3. A full life! <BR> <BR> Praise the Lord for all of my many blessings. Tue, 11 Dec 2012 22:52:57 EST good intentions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158987 I woke up with the best of intentions.. Oh I should back up! I did my 10 minutes before bed last night. <BR> <BR> My Iphone derailed me yesterday. I wanted to put a song on it.. One crumby song! Okay not crumby but a happy song, but alas the technology escapes me. The difference in apple vs my Microsoft wired brain? not sure.. but I'll get it figured out. however, enough time wasted on that yesterday. <BR> <BR> So this morning, I got up before 4, made coffee.. in no mood for the t... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 07:51:57 EST Busy busy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158618 So today was busy, but a good busy. I tracked. I did not exercise. I got much work done today!!! woohoo!! It was a productive day. <BR> <BR> I might do my 10 minutes before bed.. but I'm planning on getting on the treadmill first thing in the morning and trying to be a morning exerciser. I may just need to start doing that, getting up early and exercising first thing even if it is only 10 minutes. <BR> <BR> I did get 32 minutes in on my treadmill yesterday... I totally cheated and... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 21:12:18 EST 10 minute Abs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5156693 I'm not sure how effective it was.. as my day slipped away and time kept passing, kids homework.. take boy to scouts... husband is home... make dinner... oh yeah a little more work to be done today still.... when am I going to do this 10 minutes I committed myself to?? <BR> <BR> My husband agrees to start dinner for me so I can get to work. I thank him. I go to work, later he pops in and says do you want to come out or should I bring you a taco. Well I was going to make myself a salad,... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 05:04:27 EST I did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155250 I did it! for the first time in more than a week I got on my treadmill, I logged fitness minutes! I'm getting back on that wagon. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow, I'm going to do one of these crazy 10 minute spark videos! <BR> <BR> All last week, part of me wanted to do a 10 minute video, and another part of me would say, that's not enough.. so I'd have this argument with myself and then do nothing instead.. and since I was feeling weak from the flu, I let the me that didn't want to exercise win. ... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 21:34:08 EST The sickness is over!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5154049 Okay NO workout minutes last week at all!!! that is all about to change because the sickness is over and I'm feeling sparky. <BR> <BR> The day I said I'd get some done.. that evening the sickness came back! It was just awful. Then Friday my husband was sick terrible. Saturday was a very Christmasy day. My daughter and I spent lots of time making ornaments! So all of my spare time was spent there and we were off to a holiday party where we shared our joy. Today, well I grocery shop... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 21:55:23 EST After the holiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150321 Okay so I'm in the aftermath of the holiday. I did not do too poorly. I ran 4 miles Thursday morning then I ran 6 Saturday morning. I was pretty happy with myself. Then we drove home from my mom's.. 7 hours. I've been sick ever since and LAZY! My wonderful husband bought me some wasabi almonds on the way home, a whole 1 pound bag! I love almonds, and the wasabi stuff makes them addictive and irresistible. I think I've gained 3 pounds in almonds. Is it possible to over indulge a few ... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 08:46:02 EST happy monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140031 Well Happy Monday Y'all! Its going to be a good day! My daughter has scouts tonight, but I don't have to go. I just have to drop and pickup. whew! Yaaa! <BR> <BR> I am going to do 3 miles today and Abs. I have to get back to tracking my food. I did that 7 miles on Friday and then I self destructed. I ate lots and lots and lots of good for me things, but too many according to my scale. Today begins a new week, right now begins a a new moment. <BR> <BR> So a few things left on th... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 06:35:48 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137510 Well I am SUPER glad it is Friday! We don't get too many down days.. and today is 1!!!!! My daughter is under the weather and she has been most of the week, but today I let her stay home. We are not going anywhere today after school. Tomorrow my son has a cub scout thing and friends are coming over, but I don't have to go anywhere! Sunday Church! for the first time in 2 weeks. We had off last week for the 5k and the week before my husband and I were helping to clean up a hall after a f... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 13:46:10 EST Feeling more collected http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136149 I know that a thankful heart is a happy heart and I should practice that a little more often. Thank you for sharing that you get overwhelmed too.. and thank you for any prayers that were said on my behalf. About midway through the day I was met with a blessing!!! woo who! God took a few things off my plate, things that weren't even on this short list I wrote for my blog. HUGE weight lifted! Praise the Lord. <BR> <BR> I got home about 30 minutes later than I had planned last night from... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 09:34:31 EST Planning is key http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135008 I am feeling a little overwhelmed.. I just read someones blog that said if you fail to plan, you plan to fail.. I feel like I have no time to plan anything.. but clearly I need to. <BR> <BR> things to do: <BR> * daughter's immigrant project (due friday) <BR> *finish making little person <BR> * call aunt for more detailed description of my great grandma <BR> * son's timeline project (due monday) <BR> * come up with the last few pictures and have them printed out at Wa... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 09:56:53 EST Busy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134485 Monday and Tuesday this week were incredibly busy. 6 miles tomorrow?? I don't know... I'm supposed to go visit Grandpa tomorrow night. Oh, I'm sad.. I'm not going to get my long run in this week. )-: okay.. I'm looking for 3 tomorrow I think I can swing that. <BR> <BR> Good news is work is busy! 2 more Tuesdays of Girls on the Run but next week, no cub scouts for my son.. so that's looking like a good workout day! <BR> <BR> Gonna stay positive and shoot for 3 miles tomorrow (-: ... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 20:43:09 EST 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131685 The girls on the run 5K was GREAT! Everyone had tons of fun! <BR> <BR> Didn't make it to do 6 miles yesterday. I got up early to get work done, then I went to a funeral then off to my niece's birthday party.. when I got home, I was exhausted! I went to bed. seriously! <BR> <BR> So 3 miles today Yippee!!! we'll see what tomorrow holds. <BR> <BR> Sunday is a day for rest and reflection and also preparing for the rest of hte week! make it a great one! Sun, 11 Nov 2012 15:24:42 EST made it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5130216 Okay, I made it through yesterday!!! It was busy but good. Thank you for all the prayers. <BR> <BR> I am looking for 6 miles today.. I wonder if I can do it before the birthday party? well worse comes to worse, it will happen after (-: <BR> <BR> I think I have to start tracking again. I have gotten a tad lazy with it and as I'm eating lots of fruits and veggies and drinking all of my water, I still find myself wandering over to the dark side here and there a little too much these... Sat, 10 Nov 2012 05:43:46 EST still swimming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129391 I have to just keep swimming, swimming, swimming... If any of my spark friends feel like praying for me, I could sure use a few prayers for calm today. I just have so many things.. I have to run into town, visit great grandpa, and calling hours.. and I totally forgot after the funeral tomorrow is my niece's birthday. I have everything to give to everyone.. gift for my niece, sympathy card for my friend, get well soon card for Grandpa decorated by the children... I just think maybe I have t... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 09:54:54 EST Getting all set up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128018 This morning I'm getting all set up for one GREAT productive day! <BR> <BR> I have a hard time fitting in a work out Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, mostly Tuesday and Wednesday. Monday is my more flexible day, so I can usually squeeze something in. And of course I'm forgetting that on Tuesdays when I have my girls on the run, they always get me to move a little. Its just not always how I want to do it... but it counts. <BR> <BR> But back to today... I am up early to get some work do... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 04:10:56 EST almost a week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127315 Its almost a week since I blogged.. I find blogging like holding myself accountable to who ever is reading.. if I say.. i will run 3 miles today, then I have to answer as to why I did or didn't make it to do that. In that way it is fabulous! <BR> <BR> I really wanted to do a long run on Monday, but many many things going on here. I had work and by the time I got to the treadmill I was only able to get 2 miles done but YAA ME! Then yesterday, Tuesday, my best friend's dad passed away aro... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 12:42:04 EST up late http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5119711 Well I'm up late working.. too many things to do.. so little time. I made my fitness goal for October 500 minutes! woohoo!!! I was running 10 and 12 mile Saturdays in September for training for my 1/2 marathon, so I made over 1000 fitness minutes for September. not sure I can hit that again without a 12 mile Saturday here and there LOL. <BR> <BR> I had a great day today eating wise. Lots of veggies and fruit and I had tuna for snack.. dinner was a salad with 2 eggs, and dessert was a... Thu, 1 Nov 2012 00:19:29 EST Feeling blessed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118661 To say the least this morning we are feeling blessed at my house. My husband's grandfather had to have surgery and came through that wonderfully, of course there is healing and everything that goes along with it, so still a ways to go but I'm excited he came through surgery so well. And well of course the hurricane. We just have lots and lots of rain. No real flooding and no damage to anything. So I have many, many praises today (-: <BR> <BR> I need another 32 minutes of exercise time... Wed, 31 Oct 2012 05:36:14 EST The gift of time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117605 Like most of you probably do I feel like I juggle A LOT! I'm an independent contractor with 2 jobs (need them both).. I volunteer at the school, and unfortunately I love what I do there, although I'd love to find someone to take my place and give that time to myself and my family... My kids both do the respective scouts and a sport. I coach a girls on the run here.. that will be over in 4 or 5 weeks (weather depending LOL). That time will go to my working out and family time! Yippee! a... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 08:16:34 EST Yaa me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116079 Small victories.. I'm down a pound!!! I did a few miles before church with Perry Mason on my treadmill!!! YIPPEEEE!!!! <BR> <BR> BUT... I need to make time for a long run now that my 1/2 marathon is over. <BR> <BR> I have a practice 5K with the girls on Thursday!! It is going to be great! I'll get to run with my daughter. Very exciting! <BR> <BR> I'm hoping for a long run tomorrow after my dentist appointment. Pray for me!! Sun, 28 Oct 2012 21:36:49 EST It probably is 3 miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5112837 So.... I got to run outside tonight. I ran my 3 miles. Very exciting after my terrific morning, so I'm really happy. I came on here originally thinking about how I was going to tell you that 3 miles on my treadmill is different and MUST be longer than 3 miles because it takes me SOOOO much longer, but you know what? I wasn't exactly fast this evening. I thought I was fast. It felt so good. I felt like I was going super fast, faster than I've ran in a long time.. but you know what? I w... Thu, 25 Oct 2012 19:28:16 EST New DAy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5112135 I'm so glad each day is NEW.. Each moment is NEW! we can decide to make a better decision in the next moment. <BR> <BR> So I made the decision right this moment to stop typing the blog and to do the exercise I missed yesterday! Time is crunchy but isn't it always. <BR> <BR> I just ran the kids to school, made and distributed copies while I was there. Now, if only I could get to my sewing pile after my 3 miles tonight (-: <BR> <BR> Thu, 25 Oct 2012 08:16:43 EST inspiring tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5109810 I'm inspired today. I woke up on time had time to read my bible. I'm having a great day at work so far! I'm grateful for every blessing the good Lord has seen fit to bestow on me (including my spark friends). The past few days have been challenging with my son's birthday making things very busy too busy to keep track. All and all though I think I've made good food choices... just no time for exercise. Three miles on the calendar today. <BR> <BR> Having a fabulous day! Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:17:55 EST Now sheee's skinny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104883 I don't know about ya'll but what keeps me going right now is that people I always looked at and went "Dang she's all so much skinnier than I am" or "I want to look like that," are now looking at me and saying that to themselves. It just feels to good to have your accomplishments recognized. <BR> <BR> BUT at the same time as if it is a race and I was always the fat girl in the group, my one friend is all, "Oh how can I get back on track" and "I'm such a looser," and in the next breath "you... Fri, 19 Oct 2012 11:42:35 EST