LJOYCE55's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LJOYCE55 LJOYCE55'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/ Thursday, April 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674214 I feel so much better today. I dare to hope that my cold has finally left me. <BR> <BR> 1. Personal trainer day - amazing. Even the trainer thought I did great today. My lunges are deeper (old knees) and my squats as well. The cardio section almost did me in, but I managed to finish. <BR> <BR> 2. I have only eaten breakfast so far, but it was well within my nutrtion ranges. I plan that my Thursday martini will replace my afternoon snack. Mm, and I will have to shave a few calories of... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 09:40:42 EST Wednesday, April 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673849 Feeling much better today with minimal coughing and sniffling. I hope that tomorrow's trainer session is much easier than last week - at least this week I can probably breathe through the whole thing. <BR> <BR> 1. Overate by 300 calories today - wine at dinner plus a bit of dessert. <BR> 2. Great exercise this morning on the eliptical. <BR> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:28:23 EST Tuesday, April 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673082 Happy tax filing day everyone. We sent ours in a long time ago, but I understand the desire to wait if you have to pay even more taxes. My cold is going away, although I still wake up with a stuffy nose and cough. Frankly, I am still tired from traveling. Well, maybe its from staying up until 3AM on Sunday before traveling all day on Monday. Hmmm. <BR> <BR> 1. Stayed within my food ranges today <BR> 2. Worked to a sweat this morning at the gym then <BR> 3. Walked even more between meeti... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 20:55:47 EST Monday, April 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672338 Finally home from Ft Lauderdale today. We visited my son for his birthday and finalized some plans for his wedding this year. My cold is hanging on, but still I feel much better. The only remaining symptom is really the cough and that is only in spurts. I feel confident this cold will be gone in a few days. <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:52:17 EST Thursday, April 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669248 Went to my trainer this morning and was able to finish all the exercises asked of me and did them well. I am finally feeling better, the whole day. I am still coughing, but less so. Maybe this idiot cold is finally going away. It should since it is approaching two weeks that it has been dragging me down. Anyway: <BR> <BR> 1. Did great at the gym this morning. <BR> 2 Have overeaten already today, but not by much, so I will count this as OK <BR> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 18:21:22 EST Wednesday, April 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668512 so I blew my nose, pulled on my big girl pants, and went out to find something to wear under my new (sheer) blouse. I ended up with a cami and new bra that will keep me covered, but still look like evening wear. <BR> <BR> 1. Stayed within my food ranges for the day <BR> 2. Exercised until I sweated in the gym today <BR> 3. Got lots of work done as well <BR> <BR> BTW, Barbanna, I will take your excuse for my overeating as a need for more fuel to fight the cold. Thank you. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 20:30:40 EST Tuesday, April 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667693 I feel a little better every day. However, I am still coughing every few minutes and it is really disruptive to my life. I think I will start sucking on cough drops all day. <BR> <BR> 1. Went to the gym and worked up a great sweat. Not sore from yesterday, so maybe I did not work out quite enough. Hard to find a good balance of workout soreness versus actual pain. <BR> 2. Overate yesterday and today. Getting to be quite a streak this overeating crap. Tue, 8 Apr 2014 21:03:27 EST Monday, April 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666643 I am actually starting to feel better today, finally. I fully partook of the trainer session today and made it all the way through. I did have to take a few extra minutes between sets to bring my breathing back into rhythm, but I still feel good this afternoon. <BR> <BR> 1. Overate again yesterday - jelly beans need to leave the house. <BR> 2. Did better than I thought at exercise this morning. Also did an hour on the eliptical later to make up for lack of exercise over the weekend. <BR> ... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 15:36:07 EST Sunday, April 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665957 One great thing about this blog is that I am not infecting anyone while I type. I tihnk this is also a great part of working from my home office. I avoid the office sicknesses and avoid spreading mine. <BR> <BR> 1. overate today <BR> 2. did not exercise - I do not plan Sunday exercise and did not feel like going <BR> 3. got outside in the cold sunshine for a bit, so that feels good. <BR> <BR> Back to work tomorrow and two personal trainer sessions this week to make up for the one I missed... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 20:21:57 EST Saturday, April 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665213 The cold lingers on. Snuffled all the way through my massage, coughed twice, sigh... <BR> <BR> 1. did not work out today - its my day off <BR> 2. did not stay within my food ranges <BR> 3. so tired of being sick I am not sure how much I care right now. <BR> <BR> Going to bed. Sat, 5 Apr 2014 18:44:31 EST Friday, April 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664411 Yet another sick day. Not from work, but from feeling OK. I again when to the gym this morning and did a very light workout on the eliptical which I sanitized once I was done. <BR> <BR> 1. Went over my food ranges yesterday - pizza tasted great. Spicy thin crust, but still had too many pieces. <BR> 2. Did one hour of eliptical and think I got more exercise sucking in air than in my legs. <BR> 3. Did mindful eating for breakfast and lunch. Food does seem to taste better this way. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 15:14:55 EST Thursday, April 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663342 Still sick, but I went to the gym to reschedule my trainer session. She looked me over and sent me home. I really do feel better if I get at least a little activity, so I did a pilates video. This is like kindergarten is to graduate studies when compared to my trainer's sessions, but at least I got some activity for the morning. Maybe I will take a short walk at lunch for a bit more. <BR> <BR> 1. Stayed within my food ranges for yesterday and have a plan to do so today. Must say the silv... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 10:01:16 EST Wednesday, April 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662769 Still sick, but slept a lot last night without interruption. I went to the gym and did some housework during my lunch break (I work from home), so I think this activity has helped me feel better. I hope the cold is gone soon, because I am down to one box of tissue. <BR> <BR> 1. Went to gym for an easy hour on the eliptical (still having trouble getting enough oxygen). I also walked this afternoon. <BR> 2. Kept to my food ranges on SP yesterday and am well on the way to do the same today.... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 15:23:38 EST Tuesday, April 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661587 So, for this year's April Fool joke, my body decided to come down with a sore throat, cough, and slight fever. I stayed home from my meetings and called into them instead. <BR> <BR> 1. Did middling at the gym, but considering how I feel its okay for today. I will do better tomorrow. <BR> 2. Kept to my food ranges yesterday and have a plan to do so again today. <BR> 3. Forgot to do mindful eating for breakfast, but will do so for the rest of the day. It seems to work well for me. Tue, 1 Apr 2014 09:55:51 EST Monday, March 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661127 Its the last day of march, the snow is melting and the temperature is up. I think I can finally hope spring is actually here. Tomorrow is supposed to go over 60 degrees, so we are planning to grill. The great thing about grilling is that it is with no extra fat and tons of great flavor. <BR> <BR> 1. Stuck to my food ranges today <BR> 2. Did an hour of cardio plus weight training and walking later <BR> 3. Did mindful eating for all meals - feels kind of luxurious <BR> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:49:35 EST Sunday, March 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660307 Sheez, its almost the last day of March and I awoke to 4 inches of snow in my yard. I immediately went back to bed for a couple of hours in protest. <BR> <BR> 1. No exercise on Sunday <BR> 2. Stayed within my food range <BR> 3. Got plenty of sleep. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 20:26:07 EST Saturday, March 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659333 On a whim, I went to the store and got the ingredients for stuffed shells. I used chicken sausage, celery, onions, fat free cheese and an egg to bind. Three shells with a salad makes a filling meal and under 400 calories. I should give in to my whims more often, especially since I have leftovers to eat later this week. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 12:54:06 EST Friday, March 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658714 My upper legs are soooooo sore from exercise yesterday. I worried so much about protecting my back that I forgot about the other muscles. Serves me right. <BR> <BR> 1. Stayed within goals for breakfast, lunch, and snack so far today. <BR> 2. worked out at the gym on hte eliptical and tried not to cry too much <BR> 3. off to the stylist to get my highlights refreshed - fun way and no eating during this appointment. <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend everyone. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:25:12 EST Thursday, March 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657954 Date night tonight. Figure I can have a martini and an appetizer. Will probably steal something off my husband's plate as well. <BR> <BR> 1. Worked out soooo hard at the gym this morning as it was trainer day. Sweaty, sweaty, sweaty. Did not seem to overdue my back exercises this morning so I do not anticipate being very sore tomorrow. <BR> <BR> 2. Ate out for both breakfast and lunch today, but lunch was Wegman's veggie meal for $6. Squash, greens, brussels, num num num. And very fi... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:31:16 EST Wednesday, March 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656882 All caught up with the immediate stuff at work and now planning out the rest of the week. <BR> <BR> 1. Worked out until I was nice and sweaty at the gym this morning. Fun. <BR> 2. Had a low fat breakfast - egg beaters, spinach, mushrooms, whole wheat toast. Num. <BR> 3. Just need to have a healthy lunch - may take a walk at a shop for some exercise while looking at the next size down. Inspiration! Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:52:06 EST Tuesday, March 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656480 Not sure what to write today, but I made a pact with myself to do this daily for at least a few months. Did not stick to my diet although I did great at the gym today. I really gotta find a way to stop putting food in my mouth. Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:50:20 EST Monday, March 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655680 I woke up today without any back pain - such a relief. <BR> <BR> I was able to do an hour on the elliptical and then weight training (minimal back involvement). <BR> Overate (as usual), but at least most of it was healthy. <BR> <BR> Hopefully will do better this week and actually lose some weight. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 20:38:34 EST Sunday, March 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654783 Saw Once at the theater today. Lots of irish music and an almost love story. I thought the dialog was well written and acted. I actually thought the music played prior to the actual start of the play was better than that written for the play, but I think most theatrical music is not intended for the top ten songs of the week list. <BR> <BR> I will have to discuss my back situation with my personal trainer this week. This is the third day after my class and my back is still bothering me.... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 18:42:10 EST Saturday, March 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653930 On my way to the theater to see a play today and I have another one tomorrow. Not sure how the two subscriptions came on the same weekend this quarter, but makes for a fun weekend. <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend everyone! Sat, 22 Mar 2014 13:25:39 EST Friday, March 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653496 I wonder when i am going to learn this lesson. My personal trainer had us using kettle bells again and I went for it. My back is stronger and I was feeling so good. Five sets of twenty kettle bell swings alternating with 5 sets of plank marches was waaaaay too much for my back and now I am sitting here snuggled up with a heating pad trying to relax the muscles. Idiot! <BR> <BR> so much for meditation. <BR> <BR> Hope tomorrow is better. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:31:43 EST Thursday, March 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652417 First day of spring and we may hit 40 degrees. Strange how this feels warm to me. <BR> <BR> Had a great workout this morning at the gym. <BR> Avoided morning snacking by drinking water. <BR> Breakfst and lunch were well within my range. <BR> In a meeting all afternoon, so this should take care of most of today. <BR> <BR> I will see if the meditation is needed today and if it works. Did not use it yesterday - no time. Does not seem to have a lot of backers here, though. Maybe if I do it w... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 12:33:36 EST Wednesday, March 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651400 My meeting at work ran very late yesterday, so no time for mantra. However, this also meant no time for snack, so dilemma solved for one day. If I have time, I will try the mantra/meditation idea today. <BR> <BR> Thanks for the suggestions. I have tried mini-meals which sometimes work and sometimes lead to eating more. Again, a habit I have to work on. <BR> <BR> Nutritionally, my blood tests only show a vitamin D deficiency, but this is very common. I take a supplement for this. This ... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:11:21 EST Tuesday, March 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650616 I am sitting here watching a Bill Murray movie where he has to get an elephant across the country in order to sell it. He runs into constant obstacles on the way, because how could you not with an elephant in tow? Anyway, it dawned on me that my diet issues are similar. I do really well in the morning, but by late afternoon my will power is worn down and not doing nearly as well. So, I am trying to find a new way to spend my late afternoons and break the eating habit. Today, I think I wil... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 09:36:25 EST Monday, March 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650078 My daughter sent me a picture of my grandson eating carrots today. So far he really likes the veggies she has been feeding him. <BR> <BR> I had a great workout this morning and added weight training on top of my cardio. <BR> I made a meal plan for the day and so far am sticking to it. <BR> Did some grocery shopping to put some fresh fruit/veg in the fridge. It was pretty empty after our trip south for the weekend. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a great Monday. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:22:35 EST Sunday, March 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649380 I am finally back home from visiting my daughter and her family. My grandson is very strong, very tall, and very active. He has not figured out how to crawl yet but gets around by "log rolling" his little body all over. He is just starting to eat semi-solid food and right now his favorite is sweet potatoes. Think of all the wonderful food he has yet to taste. <BR> <BR> Have a great new week, everyone. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 20:14:20 EST Saturday, March 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648210 tis the ides of march - bwa ha ha. <BR> <BR> I am visiting my grandson who continues to be amazingly adorable and smarter than the average anything. While he looks most like his daddy, he has my daughter's smile and has clearly won my heart and that of my husband. Sipping a skinny latte right now until I can wake the baby up and play with him. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a great weekend. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 07:43:27 EST Friday, March 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647805 I am doing this instead of some work that I am just too tired to think of right now. Because it is my busiest time of the year at work, my brain just fizzed out I think. So glad it is Friday and I can unwind - maybe take a bit more time at the gym and a longer stretch. My side muscles are a bit sore from my trainer session yesterday - we did a lot of core. Not too sore, just enough to let me know I worked some new muscles. Have a happy weekend everyone. Fri, 14 Mar 2014 14:50:43 EST Thursday, March 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647088 Had a great workout with my personal trainer today. I actually had to skip the last set of exercises (mountain climbers, step ups, and squats). So I only had two repetitions instead of three. I was dripping wet and really winded since this was being done at the end of the hour. <BR> <BR> So far I am within my calorie range for meals today. <BR> Did some nagging at work ( I am a project manager, it is my job to nag). <BR> Published another report and sent off more status requests. <BR> <B... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 15:40:16 EST Wednesday, March 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646417 Its Wednesday and I am already as tired as Friday. <BR> <BR> I have not lost any weight. <BR> I have not kept to my calorie range yet this week and today was no exception. <BR> I did get a lot of difficult work done today and my report is in for review tonight. <BR> I did get a good workout in this morning on the eliptical and thoroughly enjoyed washing the sweat off afterward. <BR> Even though we are in the midst of Winter Storm Vulcan, I am safe and warm in my home. <BR> <BR> Good outweig... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:28:11 EST Tuesday, March 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645177 So the smaller, more frequent meal thing was a total failure. I still overate and still feel guilty over it. However, one day is not a habit made, so i will try again for the rest of this week. <BR> <BR> 1. Had another great workout - apparently, guilt fuels me. <BR> 2. Have my meals planned for the day and in the fridge <BR> 3. Have meetings all afternoon which is my overeating time. This should help. <BR> <BR> Have a nice Tuesday everyone. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:13:02 EST Monday, March 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644238 So I am going to try a new tack for eating today - six small meals - and see how it makes me feel. My hope is that I do not get very hungry during the day and that I can keep my food composition (fat/protein/carb) in the range suggested by SP. <BR> <BR> Had a great workout this morning - very sweaty. Also did some weight training at the gym and really pushed myself. <BR> <BR> Now its back to work prepping for the audits this week. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:41:08 EST Sunday, March 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643886 today i read the newspaper, ordered a birthday gift for my son and son in law, considered giving myself a pedicure (but didn't), watched TV, played computer games, and generally slouched around the house. Feels really good. Back to work tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a great day. Sun, 9 Mar 2014 20:14:23 EST Saturday, March 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643126 We went to a wine making class today - my son bought us a gift certificate for Xmas. The instructor made it sound easy and fun and a kit came as part of the class. Hmm, we shall see. Sat, 8 Mar 2014 19:54:54 EST Friday, March 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642306 Happy Friday, everyone. I have to go get ready for my Friday night martini - half price at happy hour. Fri, 7 Mar 2014 15:51:14 EST Thursday, March 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641570 I did well with my personal trainer today. She left me sweaty and almost unable to move. Such a good feeling. I did, however, do my after-workout stretches sitting down. <BR> <BR> 1. Had a great workout and used lots of my muscles with weights and agility. <BR> 2. Did overeat at snack time so I will have to cut back on dinner <BR> Thu, 6 Mar 2014 17:57:20 EST Wednesday, March 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640312 1. I finally beat Barbanna to the huddle board - yeah!!! <BR> 2. Wearing my new sweater set and really love it. Soft, blue, and bought on the 80% off sales rack. What could be better? <BR> 3. Went off the rails on eating yesterday, so will be doubly vigilant today. <BR> 4. Great exercise this morning. My foot hurt a bit walking into the gym, but the eliptical allowed me to sweat anyway. <BR> 5. No weight training today since tomorrow is personal trainer day. However, I did find a list... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 10:24:14 EST Tuesday, March 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639536 Well, Barbanna beat me to the huddle board today - rats! She is so dedicated that she fit in sparking before leaving on a trip. That takes real organization. <BR> <BR> My aeorbic workout today was fun and very sweaty. <BR> I stuck to my food plan yesterday and have it planned for today. <BR> I drank the 16 ounces in the afternoon yesterday and have already had eight this afternoon. <BR> Did not do weight training today, since I did it yesterday. Tue, 4 Mar 2014 12:58:24 EST Monday, March 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638431 Very cold again today with an inch of snow expected. Since I am on Lake Ontario, this is pretty normal. I feel bad for my daughter in DC, however, since she is again getting more snow than we are. At least she is getting the day off since the Fed Gov't has shut down. Had a good workout today, both cardio and weight training. I have the day's meals planned and in the fridge, so now its time to settle down to work. Have a happy Monday everyone. Mon, 3 Mar 2014 10:17:14 EST Sunday, March 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638012 Plan for this week: <BR> <BR> 1. Stay within calorie/fiber/carb limits for 5 days straight <BR> 2. 60 minutes aerobic activity for 5 days straight <BR> 3. At least two weight training sessions using new routines <BR> 4. Drink at least 16 ounces of water in the afternoon - hopefully will have stave off food desires. Sun, 2 Mar 2014 20:38:20 EST Saturday, March 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636963 Ah a new month. Fresh and currently unspoiled. I am hosting a card party tonight, so my time here is limited - still have to clean the upstairs. Mu husband cleaned the downstairs while I was at work yesterday morning, so that saved a great deal of time. Good thing this group likes fresh fruit/veggies on the buffet. Sat, 1 Mar 2014 14:09:11 EST Friday, February 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636243 End of the week <BR> End of the month <BR> Time to set new goals for March. <BR> I think I will rethink my exercise, diet, and meditation. March is my busiest month, so just when I need exercise and meditation the most, I will have the least amount of time to do so. Wish me luck. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 16:29:10 EST Thursday, February 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635368 Going to the theater tonight and have to be up early for a morning meeting. This does not sound like a good combination. Worked out with my personal trainer this morning so I was extra sweaty coming home. It was fun - I am now with the fit group, not the oldies. Progress! I sat down to have a cup of coffee before showering and found my hair was actually crunchy before I shampoed it. Eeeuu. Felt like i lost 10 pounds while getting clean. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 14:45:49 EST Wednesday, February 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634676 I used my new Bobbi Brown lipstick today. It has an amazingly smooth feel to it and, while it does not last very long, the sensuality of it has me hooked. It does leave marks when drinking my coffee, but no one was in my office to see, so that was OK. Had a wonderful workout this morning, got a lot of work done before noon and even did the grocery shopping. I am now very tired, which is exactly how I like to feel in the evening. Ready for bed. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 19:58:18 EST Tuesday, February 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633783 You are probably correct, Barbanna. Too much travel and too much wine. I will have to learn to love my water for the next few days. Exercise was great this morning. I started out trying to figure out if I could do less and ended up with a great sweat. I ate within my calorie range today and even included potatoes. I hope tomorrow goes just as well. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:26:07 EST Monday, February 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632783 For some reason, I am pretty tired today so no real blog. Just shut eye. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 18:50:16 EST