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/ Tuesday, September 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781222 1. did really well on the eliptical this morning - very fast, very hard, very sweaty. fun <BR> <BR> 2. Completely blew my diet today. Nowhere near my ranges and I am very full. Not an angel today. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 21:03:02 EST Monday, September 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780234 1. Did weight training then 60 min of cardio. I swapped out some of my eliptical time for treadmill time. Felt pretty awkward on the treadmill, so upped the incline to pretend I knew what I was doing. <BR> <BR> 2. Ate 1647 calories and 167 carb gms yesterday. This is 100 calories over on my calorie range, but at the lower end of the carb range. I am going to blame this on the second cup of soup I ate. <BR> <BR> So not an angel, but no devil yet either. Mon, 15 Sep 2014 10:34:30 EST Sunday, September 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779815 1. No exercise today. <BR> <BR> 2. Went over my SP calorie range yesterday, but this was my cheat day so it does not count. Still on track. Sun, 14 Sep 2014 18:21:06 EST Saturday, September 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779134 1. No workout today. Even though i skipped yesterday, I already have this day pretty well booked up. <BR> <BR> 2. Ate 1468 calories yesterday and 194 carb gms. This is the high end for both ranges, but still meets the goal. I am really liking this daily goals/plans process. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 13:15:01 EST Friday, September 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778660 1. Did not work out today because I overslept. Not a good excuse, but the only one I've got. <BR> <BR> 2. I ate 1417 calories yesterday - below my limit and 153 carb gms which is at the lower end of my range. I am such an angel. Fri, 12 Sep 2014 15:11:22 EST Thursday, September 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777762 1. Had a great workout with my trainer. Every week it is something new to try, so my muscles never get used to her exercises. Love that. <BR> <BR> 2. Went over my calorie goals yesterday by the calorie cost of a Kashi chia granola bar. I really enjoyed it, but need to plan better to fit it into my meal plan for the day. <BR> <BR> 3. Weight down 1.6 pounds this week. Well worth the daily planning effort, so I will continue this process. <BR> <BR> Feeling a bit guilty right now as I rem... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 08:08:07 EST Wednesday, September 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777131 1. Did my hour of cardio this morning, so points for me. <BR> <BR> 2. Calorie count for yesterday was 1125 calories and 181 carb gms - both under my max goal for the day. I am sticking to this daily goals routine for as long as it works. Wed, 10 Sep 2014 09:33:59 EST Tuesday, September 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776381 Daily goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Went to the gym for my 60 minutes of cardio then rushed home to get ready for work. This is the one day a week I have to drive into work (I have a virtual office), so I have just the right amount of time to shower, do hair, do makeup, kiss the hubby and leave. <BR> <BR> 2. Ate 1289 calories and 143 carb gms yesterday. At the lower end for both, but within my goal ranges. I chose three veggies for dinner plus 1/2 cup potatoes so I was very full for the evening a... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 08:18:03 EST Monday, September 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775790 I have decided that long term goals are not very rewarding or inspiring for me. So I have decided to use one day goals for a while to see if that works better. While I track by day, I have always viewed my ups and downs as part of the week/month/year instead of making sure I met them regularly. So for today: <BR> <BR> 1. Go to gym: already done with 60 minutes of cardio on the eliptical and 20 minutes of weight training. My shoulder hurts, so i skpped that exercise and added a different ... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 10:35:53 EST Sunday, September 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775398 1. Watched the plumber install the toilet in my powder room. We are remodeling and everything has gone smoothly except the vanity for the sink. We are now on our fourth try to find something that fits AND that we like. Hopefully, this will be resolved this week. <BR> <BR> 2. Did not stick to my calorie goals today or yesterday. I need to try another tack since 1500 calories is plenty of food if you choose right. Sun, 7 Sep 2014 20:50:29 EST Saturday, September 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774700 1. Day of rest so no exercise. <BR> <BR> 2. Went over my calorie range yesterday when I went out with my son. I am blaminig it all on him. Sat, 6 Sep 2014 17:05:56 EST Friday, September 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773890 1. 60 min of eliptical this morning. <BR> <BR> 2. STAYED WITHIN MY CALORIE RANGE YESTERDAY -- YAAAYYY!!!! Fri, 5 Sep 2014 10:11:54 EST Thursday, September 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773308 1. Personal Trainer day - whipped. <BR> <BR> 2. Almost made it to my calorie goals yesterday - over by just a bit. Need to be more conscious of what I am putting in my mouth. Thu, 4 Sep 2014 11:39:28 EST Wednesday, September 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772695 1. Did my hour of elliptical this morning at the gym and went for an hour's walk at lunch (OK, this was shopping). <BR> <BR> 2. Exceeded my calorie goals yesterday. REally need to get this back under control. <BR> Wed, 3 Sep 2014 14:23:15 EST Tuesday, August 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771852 1. Did an hour of eliptical for 400 calories. Nice and sweaty. <BR> <BR> 2. Went over my calorie range yesterday by only 110 calories. Pretty good since I threw the family picnic at my house. Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:45:02 EST Monday, September 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771114 1. No exercise today - labor day <BR> <BR> 2. Certainly intend to stay within my calorie range today. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:50:24 EST Sunday, August 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770679 1. No exercise today just cuz I decided not to do so. <BR> <BR> 2. Just over my calorie range today. <BR> Sun, 31 Aug 2014 20:17:50 EST Saturday, August 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769949 1. Day of rest, so no exercise to report. <BR> <BR> 2. Back on track with my eating - so glad my hunger is leaving. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 13:06:07 EST Friday, August 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769335 1. Skipped exercise today. My legs were aching all night which kept me awake most of the night. My husband massaged my legs this morning and I am feeling much better. I think I needed to walk around more yesterday afternoon and did not realize how much my leg muscles were contracting from all the squats and deadlifts I did yesterday morning. More walking is planned for this afternoon to ensure I keep my muscles warm. <BR> <BR> 2. Overate yesterday, but far less than the previous two days... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:15:11 EST Thursday, August 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768776 1. Trainer whipped my butt for an hour, but I managed to do all the exercises she set for us. Very proud of this. <BR> <BR> 2. Still hungry, but eating is a bit better modulated today. This seems to be winding down. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:59:17 EST Wednesday, August 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768163 1. Did my usual cardio this morning. Tomorrow is trainer day, so I imagine I will be recovering from that long into the morning. <BR> <BR> 2. Did indeed go over my calorie goals for yesterday and have already done it again today. Maybe if I just stop eating for 24 hours the whole hunger thing will disappear. <BR> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 14:54:18 EST Tuesday, August 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767198 1. Did a medium cardio today. Enough to be sweaty, but not enough to gasp for air. <BR> <BR> 2. Already exceeded my breakfast calorie limit and am well into my lunch calories. What the heck? I was so hungry. Hope this stops at morning. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 08:52:52 EST Monday, August 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766659 1. Did weight training and cardio this morning - feels really great. <BR> <BR> 2. Went over my calorie range yesterday by 200 - the cost of the cookies I ate late night. I was not even hungry. Sheesh! Back on track today. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:43:58 EST Sunday, August 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766176 1. walked in the mall while shopping for three hours today. Not cardio, but definitely some form of exercise. <BR> <BR> 2. Stayed within calorie range yesterday and plan to again today. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 16:53:37 EST Sunday, August 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765414 About halfway through the day, I started to feel ill. We went to the afternoon wedding, but I felt too ill to be a good guesgt at the reception. My husband went to the reception by himself (so good of him) and had a great time. I vegged out on the couch and skipped dinner. I feel better today, but am going to be very careful where and what I eat. <BR> <BR> 1. No exercise today - day of rest. <BR> 2. Was under my calorie goals for yesterday. Strange that I feel no actual hunger today - ... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:03:57 EST Friday, August 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764920 1. Slept in today and did not go to gym. Not good. <BR> <BR> 2. Am attending a wedding this afternoon/evening, so am already hoping its buffet so I can fill my plate wiht salad and a lean protein. Maybe a glass of champagne for toasting? <BR> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 12:04:18 EST Thursday, August 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764362 1. Personal trainer day and I only had to do an alternate exercise once (back issues). Feels really good to keep up with people 15-20 years younger than I am. Actually, it really really feels good. <BR> <BR> 2. Went over my calorie range for yesterday, but not by much. Should still lead to weight loss for this week. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 15:52:49 EST Wednesday, August 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763629 So went for my mammogram today. So cool that they have appts at 7AM and on. I was in and out in just a few minutes and no traffic to fight on the way there. Of course, traffic was heating up on the way back. <BR> <BR> 1. Did my usual low/high resistance workout on the eliptical this morning at the gym. took a long walk as well. <BR> <BR> 2. Right on track for today for hitting calorie range. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 14:00:19 EST Tuesday, August 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762954 1. Did my half hour of fast eliptical then half hour of high resistance eliptical today instead of changing it up every 10 minutes. Much harder to keep the fast pace up. <BR> <BR> 2. Did not keep to my calorie range yesterday. One more day not on track. Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:05:40 EST Monday, August 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762191 1. Did my weight training this morning that I should have done yesterday along with my cardio. Tired but worth it. <BR> <BR> 2. Went over my calorie range yesterday by 200. Will work better today. Mon, 18 Aug 2014 14:23:11 EST Sunday, August 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761361 1. Did not go to the gym today. Just did not feel like it and could not talk myself into this time. Will have to add weight training to tomorrow's cardio workout. <BR> <BR> 2. Stayed within my calorie range yesterday. <BR> <BR> Sun, 17 Aug 2014 10:38:32 EST Saturday, August 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761022 1. No exercise today as it is Saturday. <BR> <BR> 2. Kept to my calorie range today, so that finally feels good as well. <BR> <BR> Nice Saturday. Sat, 16 Aug 2014 19:59:58 EST Friday, August 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760272 Still morning and I have made three errors that my boss caught. Feel pretty stupid and have learned once again that haste makes waste. <BR> <BR> 1. Did the high/low resistance on the eliptical today. Felt good. <BR> <BR> 2. Went way over my calorie range again yesterday. I feel like not reporting this anymore since it so often too much. However, I also think truth is the only way this site works at all. <BR> Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:03:55 EST Thursday, August 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759844 1. Worked out with my trainer today and did really well. I got through more exercises than I thought I could and finished up with some extra biceps curls. Felt tired, sweaty, and strong. <BR> <BR> 2. Overate yesterday again - when am I going to stop this? Thu, 14 Aug 2014 20:17:27 EST Wednesday, August 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758856 A note to barbanna: If you are doing 50 pushups and 80 situps each day, you are doing great. Pushups are weight training, btw, using body weight. Good for you. <BR> <BR> 1. Did high-low resistance today on the eliptical. The gym was pretty humid today and caused sweat to flow far earlier/more than my effort would justify. Still, I felt pride in my sweaty gym shirt. <BR> <BR> 2. Went way over my calorie range yesterday. Felt hungry/muchy all day long. Have not felt that way in a long... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 10:12:02 EST Tuesday, August 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758182 Easy day at work today - just setting up for the quarterly reports and nagging people to provide the information I need. <BR> <BR> 1. Did weight training before my cardio today. This helps ensure I will actually do it, as I find doing the cardio first makes me tired enough to talk myself out of doing weight training on Tuesday. <BR> <BR> 2. Went slightly over my calorie goals yesterday by 200 which is about the size of a large snack. So not great, but not a disaster either. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 10:26:06 EST Monday, August 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757798 Interesting day where I had to tell my boss's boss how much work he owed to ME! Usually my reports go the other way, so this was kind of fun. <BR> <BR> 1. Did interval training today - 3 sets of 5 minutes each (30 sec fast + 10 sec recovery) <BR> <BR> 2. Went over my calorie range on Sunday, so eating less seems easier today. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:16:34 EST Sunday, August 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757091 Spent the entire day outside at a festival. This may sound pretty normal, but normal for me is only seeing the outside when I step out of the car to go into a building. Literally. I hate the outside. Anyway, this festival had several tents with seating and the vendors were all under tents as well. So I could roam around for 20-30 minutes, then duck under the tent roof to cool off. Pretty fun, but I am glad to be back at home in air conditioning. <BR> <BR> 1. Did weight training today wit... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 19:55:55 EST Saturday, August 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756511 1. no workout on Saturday <BR> <BR> 2. Barely within my calorie range today, but still a win. Sat, 9 Aug 2014 19:43:58 EST Friday, August 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755651 Got super organized yesterday at work and can take it easier today. In fact, I am taking the afternoon off. <BR> <BR> 1. Worked out way less today than yesterday's sweat fest. Still, got in an hour of eliptical and watched the news during the process. <BR> <BR> 2. Overate by about 500 calories yesterday, but it was my martini cheat day, so it was okay. Fri, 8 Aug 2014 09:45:40 EST Thursday, August 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754864 1. Felt pretty lazy again today, but personal trainer to the rescue. I am sitting here after an hour of slogging my sweaty, smelly, gasping-for-air body back and forth across the gym floor and feeling lucky to be able to type. Great workout. <BR> <BR> 2. Thought I kept to my calorie goals yesterday, but remembered that I forgot to add in the ounce of mixed nuts I had as a snack. The total for the day was 36 calories over my upper limit. Hmm, 36 calories? I am going to count this as a win... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 06:50:18 EST Wednesday, August 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754522 1. Did mostly high resistance today since I was feeling reeeeeeeeely lazy. High resistance means you work harder, but go much slower. This was not my plan for the day, but at least i worked out. Really did not want to, even after I started. <BR> <BR> 2. Stayed within calorie range again yesterday, so yeah for me on that one. Wed, 6 Aug 2014 16:04:25 EST Tuesday, August 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753453 1. Did the low-high resistance again in the gym. Tomorrow will have to be HITT again for change. <BR> <BR> 2. Stuck to my calorie range again yesterday - mostly cuz I skipped breakfast in order to get a blood test. Should do better today since I already have breakfast. Tue, 5 Aug 2014 08:20:38 EST Monday, August 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752865 1. Did the 5 min alternating high vs low resitance on the eliptical today. Nice and sweaty and tired me out. <BR> <BR> 2. Stuck to my calorie range yesterday. <BR> <em>43</em> Mon, 4 Aug 2014 11:16:52 EST Sunday, August 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752255 1. Did weight training today with my husband. He actually teaches at the gym (part time) and knows enough to keep me out of trouble with my back issues. Worked up a mild sweat - after all it was not cardio. My arms feel well used, so I think it was a fine session. <BR> <BR> 2. Stuck to my calorie range yesterday, but not quite enough fiber. I will need to concentrate today since fiber intake is what helps keep my IBS problem at bay. Back to patting myself on the back. Sun, 3 Aug 2014 12:56:56 EST Saturday, August 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751857 My husband grilled lobster tails for dinner tonight - so good and so low calorie. We like them with soy sauce (ok lots of sodium but low in calories). I also had this farro/barley salad from Wegmans which was interesting. <BR> <BR> 1. No workout today - day of rest. <BR> 2. went over my calorie count yesterday by 1200 calories. Sort of ashamed to write that in, but since I was bragging so much earlier this week, figured I had to fess up as well. Cannot believe I had that many calories by... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 20:35:02 EST Friday, August 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751095 1. Had a great workout this morning - almost all high resistance on the eliptical. I do not really get my heart rate up much, but it does work up a sweat and my legs really feel as if they are being well used. <BR> <BR> 2. Was under my calorie limit again yesterday - YEAH!!!!!!!!! I was starving by dinner, but started with a small salad and then chicken, zucchini latkes, and sliced tomatoes. Lots of food, tasted good, and less than 450 calories. Today is this week's martini day, so as l... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 13:07:04 EST Thursday, July 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750364 So, last day of the month and, of course, there are several people late with their data to me. I know they are busy, but this is really pretty annoying. Sigh. So much for my afternoon. <BR> <BR> 1. Personal trainer day today and we had a substitute. Can't say it was better and, in fact, seemed a little easier than I am used to. Still it was a nice sweaty workout and I definitely did some major work on my arms: curls, lifts, rope work, etc. <BR> <BR> 2. Was under my calorie limit again ... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 12:11:23 EST Wednesday, July 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749750 I have a bunch of stuff due to me by the end of this month, so of course everyone waits until the last @#$^&! day of the month. This means I will be working extra long today just to create the summary report. Ugh! <BR> <BR> 1. Workout this morning was a repeat of yesterday, so nice and sweaty. I also took an hour walk at lunch, so pat myself on the back. <BR> <BR> 2. Kept under my calorie range for yesterday - another pat is deserved. Wed, 30 Jul 2014 15:11:24 EST Tuesday, July 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748885 1. For workout this morning I alternated low and high resistance for the whole hour. This is not as fast as HIIT, but I did work up a great sweat. <BR> <BR> 2. Was under my calorie limit by 125 calories. Yeah! Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:11:43 EST