LKB_717's SparkPeople Blog LKB_717's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 23 days and counting.... Yes, the 10,000 or more steps per day streak continues at 23 in a row now. Not sure about tomorrow, it will need to get a little creative. I have my nails done after work so there's an hour out and then we have tickets for a show tomorrow night so I'm not sure when the steps will come in but I'll try to find them. Thu, 5 Jun 2014 23:34:08 EST Got 15 in the books! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Thanks to a walk around the school with Justin this afternoon I did complete 10,000 plus steps today. Tomorrow should be an easier day since Jason is off but Friday will be a harder day. Yeah.... Wed, 28 May 2014 23:18:19 EST 10,000 Steps a day for 2 full weeks... <em>224</em> <BR> It's been 14 days since I started my 10,000 steps a day streak, but now comes a challenge tomorrow, Jason will have a long day which makes it hard for me to walk anytime so we'll see what happens. Might have to try to take a walk before I go get Justin or a longer one than normal when I get him. I'll get it worked in somehow. <BR> <em>521</em> Tue, 27 May 2014 22:12:35 EST 12 days ... 10,000 plus each! Thanks to a long walk with the dogs this afternoon, the streak continues... Sun, 25 May 2014 22:08:04 EST 10,000 today too.... That's 10 days in a row now. A little harder today to get done but done all the same. Fri, 23 May 2014 23:26:17 EST More steps.... Got another day of 10,000 plus steps! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> And also a ride in on the motorcycle with Jason after work! Not sure which was better but both are good! Thu, 22 May 2014 23:22:11 EST Steps...Steps...Steps... I think the last 8 days have been a first, I've had 10,000 plus steps each day. I know in the past I would have 4 or 5 days a week at time depending on the weather but I've never done this many days in a row. Hopefully this is a tend that lasts the summer. Looks like good weather now too, so that helps. Wed, 21 May 2014 23:18:47 EST End of January....already??? Can't say that I'm not exactly sorry to see January all but over...means we're closer to warmer days again after all the cold we've had, really looking forward to when I can take the dogs for a walk in the evenings on a regular basis again. So, right now I'm pretty much stuck with the stationary bike and the x-box. Over the last 3 weeks I have gotten back with your fitness evolved on the x-box, about the only thing I like it for. I did go back to the original version, it can be a little mo... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 22:42:00 EST Nice to just be home... So this is what it is like to have a couple nights at home, after last week I was starting to wonder. Even if they have been busy nights, just home is good have that 5 evening out in a row. Last night made supper and ran to the store and tonight made supper and food to take to work tomorrow for our monthly birthday food day. <BR> It's even been nice enough to walk to get Justin the last couple days, last week was just too busy and before that it was just too cold. So yeah for a little less... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 23:27:06 EST A little more normal.... Yeah! The crazy busy week is now behind us!!! Now the final few things before Christmas, sending off a couple packages, our picture cards should be here tomorrow to get addressed and sent out, and some food shopping. So things are getting together and now I need to get back on the bike or walking with the dogs but after a lot of dancing in heels that I don't normally wear Saturday night a couple days off were needed! Tomorrow that will happen. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 22:07:12 EST Busy days.... Last night hockey game, tonight retirement party, Christmas party tomorrow night, hockey Friday night and one more Christmas party Saturday night and the busy streak will be done. Glad for a day off today to that allowed me to do some cleaning and shopping which helps to make this busy week a little more manageable. With all the walking I did get in 10,000 steps plus today!!! Warmer days are here again too, if we hadn't been out shopping this afternoon I would have taken a break and walked... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 23:42:55 EST Starting to climb out of the deep freeze!!! Once it finally decided to start getting warm today it went from -15 to now 26, it's actually gotten a couple degrees warmer since I got home this afternoon. The wind it blowing but it is bringing warmer days. Another 30 minutes on the bike the last couple nights has been good. May be we'll get to the civic center tomorrow early enough to walk for a while before we go into the hockey game. The halls there are nice walking before games when it's cold out and I don't have time to do anythin... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 22:53:24 EST The deep freeze continues.... Not even sure if we got above zero today...yuck! Their may be some good out of this...we have a awful pine beetle problem and they are telling us that this extended cold streak should kill some off...time will tell but it's a good thought. Logged another 30 minutes on the bike tonight, that bike continues to be a good investment when it gets cold. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow...not much new forecasted another day of highs close to zero so I'm not planning to leave the house! <BR> <BR> Continue to k... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 21:44:18 EST Deep Freeze!!! It did get above zero today but not much and tomorrow it to be about the same. 30 minutes on the bike again today, so that's all good. That's what keep me in check last December and it will be again. Now I just need to work in a day or 2 of pilates. It's one of those times where I wish we could all just stay home and warm so that will probably be what happens tomorrow after we all get home. Stay warm and safe! Thu, 5 Dec 2013 21:42:23 EST BRRRRR..... That's all I can say for the day. Just got off the bike after 30 minutes. Which considering how cold it is was a good deal since I am now finally warmed back up from coming home from work! Stay warm! Wed, 4 Dec 2013 21:22:49 EST Still doing stuff outside... It's not walking the's shoveling snow now. But the next week it's just going to be cold...bitter cold. One has to expect this living here so I guess it's time. Tue, 3 Dec 2013 23:55:12 EST Got in one last dog walk before the cold sets in... It ended up being a little shorter walk than I would have liked to have done but when it's about 45 and starting to's time to fine the quick way home. I'm pretty sure that it's the last walk until sometime next week as we are to have snow tomorrow into Wednesday and the rest of the week our high temps are only going to be in the single digits. Here's to the bike and the pilates machine! Mon, 2 Dec 2013 23:07:52 EST 2 walks with the dogs but probably not many more for a while... Nice weekend...walked with the dogs both days but from the sounds of it that might be it for a while, there's cold snap coming and walking outside will not be a good thing. Might be able to get one more in tomorrow. Even did the Turkey Trot with Jason on Thursday. So it will be the bike and the pilates inside for a while again. Sun, 1 Dec 2013 23:45:27 EST Back to work It's always nice to have a long weekend but it's always good to be in the normal routine so today was good. Now the new part of the routine I need to keep with...getting on the pilates after work on Tuesdays...always....Jason has a late day so I really need to use the time better. So it's been done today but they say it can take a couple weeks to make it routine so I need to keep it going for the month, really would like to work twice a week in, just need to figure out when. Here's to a re... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 21:14:27 EST A good day... Good day...did some bookwork, cleaning, a little shopping, laundry, and spent 30 minutes on the bike. All on a day that we honor our veterans...the sad thing is I have the day off but Jason and many more like him who have served worked. This is the one day I truly feel that I should be the one working while all those have it off. Take a minute if you haven't already and say a prayer for all of them and thank them every day for the freedom we enjoy. Mon, 11 Nov 2013 21:44:23 EST Back and going.... I had really worked hard over the summer and was to the point where about everything was just a little sore so a couple months off the routine has me ready to go again. I did take the occasional walk the the dogs but now that it has turned cold it's back to riding the stationary bike or getting on the pilates machine along with the walk to get Justin after work 2 or 3 days a week. That walk is short but a challenge since back home is up hill pushing a 80 pound wheelchair with a 90 pound kid... Thu, 7 Nov 2013 22:02:29 EST It's another great day!! Saturday morning...slow and easy, I love this. Just going to take kind of an easy day but I do plan on using the kinect your shape sometime today, just a little cool and breezy to take the dogs for a walk. Tomorrow is a trip to Hill City to do a 5k, should be another great day to be out. We have been very lucky this year as far as winter weather goes but I'm hoping it doesn't lead to a fire filled summer. Have a great day! Sat, 24 Mar 2012 14:22:04 EST 4 months and a little change The end of January some of us at work challenged each other to see how much body fat we could loose, today was the second measurement and yes with just making sure I was consistent with what I did there was a change. The challenge was to exercise 30 minutes a day for 5 days a week. We did not limit diet. I completed the challenge by dropping 3.7%. But my goal was to just be consistent with the goal of 5 days a week and I did make it. Now that consistency just needs to stay, the penalty ... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 22:57:53 EST What a nice day! We finally had one really nice day, just wish we would string several together but at least it's acting spring like and they aren't saying any more about snow. Of which I'm not going to count out a late spring snow strom yet. for a walk we went today. Thu, 28 Apr 2011 22:25:56 EST It's 8 p.m. and there's still a little light in the sky, I love the longer days and can't wait for it warm a little more so we can be out in the evenings. Tue, 26 Apr 2011 22:08:25 EST Spring It finally feels like spring is really here, even the snow early last week felt like spring, a little over night and then warm enough to melt it all during the day and then spring thunderstorm with hail on Thursday. Able to walk outside most days and more regularly without a coat. Ahhh....spring!!!! Mon, 25 Apr 2011 21:41:09 EST It's another good day!! A little overcast and a little breeze but still nice enough to walk after work! Starting to feel more like spring all the time! Wed, 16 Mar 2011 20:34:16 EST Walk... Nice enough to take the dogs for a walk this afternoon...feels good not to have to completely bundle up with the cold weather gear! Sat, 12 Mar 2011 22:09:51 EST It's cold but not that cold! So, I decided to take the dogs for a walk this afternoon anyway. <em>334</em> Sat, 19 Feb 2011 18:06:41 EST Turning back to winter... guess the spring like weather is done for a few a while is still winter after all. At least we know it won't last long.'s back to walking at the mall or the pilates this next week I'm thinking! Just hope we don't have the subzero stuff like we had a couple weeks ago...I just don't like it then. Glad for a 3 day weekend and some down time at home again. Fri, 18 Feb 2011 22:22:30 EST Another great day to walk outside! Got to walk outside again today, 4 days in a row! Might not get to tomorrow they say it's going to be windy and a little colder so we'll see how it goes. Can't complain too much 60 degree days in February are a treat! <em>244</em> Wed, 16 Feb 2011 21:53:12 EST Walk... It's been nice enough to walk outside the last 3 days now and I think we'll get a couple more...a nice taste of spring to come which is very nice after the really cold stuff we have had over the last 2 weeks. Now if they would just get the streets cleaned so there's not so much dust in the air we'd be even better. <em>224</em> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 22:22:10 EST the deal is cold and nasty the beginning of the week??? Once again we get a cold blast to start off the week and then we're back to 50 over the weekend or so they think. It snowed most of the day on Monday so it was shovel our way back into the house when we got home yesterday (I do have myself convinced that shoveling is a good form of exercise!). Oh least it's not November and we have several months of it left and should start to see more warm than cold. was off to the mall to walk ready to be able to walk outsid... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 22:21:33 EST The unexpected.... Just about the time I was ready to send a message to Jason who was to be in Cheyenne tonight yet...I see the pickup in the drive way! His day had gone better than expected and he had enough time to get back. Nice surprise to end a crazy week. That also meant I got to take an unexpected walk with the dogs tonight! Fri, 4 Feb 2011 22:25:40 EST Out of the deep freeze! Well we've turned the corner and back to warmer days again, hopefully that's the last of the bitter cold stuff for the season. It was nice but since the snow is melting and it was sloppy out we walked in the mall again today...maybe outside tomorrow. Thu, 3 Feb 2011 22:08:42 EST One more stupid cold night... And then it looks like we'll start making a turn back to the warm!!! School is late start again tomorrow which is just fine by me...I like the 7 o'clock get up instead of the normal 5:35. Hopefully, it will feel like I want to take Justin and go to the mall to walk tomorrow. Tue, 1 Feb 2011 22:47:34 EST Stupid Cold!!! OK...the schools decided to have late start tomorrow because the wind chill is to be -40 in the morning...not sure what good it may do since it sounds like there will be a little wind most of the day and it's not going to be above zero. Too cold to want to be out any longer than we have to so I guess it's the pilates again tomorrow night. Mon, 31 Jan 2011 22:55:42 EST So...down the drain goes the nice weather for a while! Started yesterday with freezing fog late and today it's been light snow and the temp is going down. Going to be one of those weeks that means the pilates machine is used instead of getting to cold for a few days to want to do anything but come home after work. But at least it doesn't look like it will last much past Wednesday. Sun, 30 Jan 2011 19:43:19 EST Ahh....another nice day! And a couple more to come before it turns cold must be January yet...a few colder days than warmer ones yet but it was nice enough to take a walk outside this afternoon with Justin in his new wheelchair. He had a good day in the chair very glad his teacher was able to come to the fitting yesterday and that we had taken the time to go to his after school care to show them also. <em>334</em> <BR> Here's to another nice sounding day tomorrow! Wed, 26 Jan 2011 23:53:49 EST Saturday ... snow It's been a snowy I shoveled this afternoon, not my favorite form of exercise and I got it done just in time to put down an other inch or so. It's started to clear off this evening and it's to warm up tomorrow, so I'm hoping for a walk with the dogs tomorrow. <em>338</em> That will make us all happy. Sat, 22 Jan 2011 22:45:44 EST's just going to be the thing this week. We had snow yesterday and today, we're to get more over night and tomorrow...guess winter just doesn't want to give up yet. We're getting just a touch of warmer weather every several days, so we will start getting more of those. Might be a good thing we have a mall to go walk in and that there's a pilates machine sitting in my house. Tue, 18 Jan 2011 22:38:53 EST Too cold and windy to walk, so... Justin and I walked inside at the mall this morning. Actually a better place to go instead of an indoor track, it takes longer to walk around the mall than it does those tracks so it's not as boring. Think we'll go do that a couple times a week while we're waiting for spring to arrive. Mon, 17 Jan 2011 20:28:34 EST Cold...but not enough... to think I couldn't take a walk with the dogs this afternoon. There wasn't much for a breeze so even if it was about 18 degrees I didn't feel that it was too cold to walk. Probably should have worn my leggings, they were colder than anything else when I got back home. Back into the 40's tomorrow so it might just be another day to go. Yeah!!! Sat, 15 Jan 2011 21:59:21 EST YEAH...nice enough to walk!!! We might just be starting to turn that corner from the dead of winter to spring...the days a little longer and sometimes warm. This was one of those days...even walked after work how simply refreshing to walk outside again! Thu, 13 Jan 2011 22:04:25 EST Fun coming our way.... Got tickets to go to the Central Hockey League all star game here tomorrow night, it only happens once a year and who knows when it will come back so it's go. Want a chance for Justin to get a replica jersey and to take a picture with the Stanley Cup. Who knew that this die hard football fan would end up going to hockey games! Tue, 11 Jan 2011 22:52:26 EST Oh...they kind of got it right... Friday did turn out kind of crudy...cold and windy mostly with some snow but not enough to stop travel. Then it has been just cold the rest of the weekend. So, it's been nice to be home and just be. Enjoyed New Year's with my family and getting ready to get back to normal next week. Sun, 2 Jan 2011 16:46:28 EST They missed it... Today was a better day than I think they thought it might be...a little snow, cold and a lot of wind so it wasn't bad to get around in...much better than the ice we had last week. Even Jason's had a good day and should be back to Cheyenne like he should be tonight, I think the Denver area he's been in most of the day has had much more snow than we have. to watch Husker football with Justin. GO BIG RED!!! Thu, 30 Dec 2010 22:21:15 EST Windy....that's all now... We've started to get wind but that's been it, from what they are saying right now I'm really wondering what we'll really get and hoping for the storm that wasn't. Wed, 29 Dec 2010 23:05:56 EST Ice!!! We woke up to a winter wonderland of ice today...the city had been out with the deicer so the main streets were wet and slushy but the parking lots were skating rinks. Coming home it was mostly wet so I'm sure by morning it will be icy again...good thing I have the day off and Justin and I will not have to go out. Stay safe and warm. Thu, 23 Dec 2010 21:04:24 EST 14 teens and making candy!!! Spent the evening with Justin's teen group at the Daisy House, it's always fun to work with the kids for a while. The most interesting thing about the group is their range of abilities, while each has a disability all have a unique ability that adds to the group. We did a lot of chocolate based candy...fudge, covered coconut balls, covered peanuts, peanut brittle, and marshmallows and Chinese noodles covered in almond bark and the kids all took home a plate of goodies. Thu, 16 Dec 2010 23:28:34 EST