LUNDIEP's SparkPeople Blog LUNDIEP's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 2015.006: (Vlog) Meditation Reflections Catching up. <BR> Topics: Lissa Rankin and Self Healing Meditation - received free when you sign up for her newsletter related to her Mind Over Medicine book: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> Gretchen Rubin's new book about mastering habits: <BR> <link><BR>re-after/before-after/ </link> <BR> FitBit Charge HR: <BR> <link> </link> <BR> The Fat Nutritionist blog post I referenced: <BR> <link>www.fatnu... Sun, 6 Sep 2015 15:13:33 EST 2015.005: Real thoughts I checked in and got my points. I read the coach thought of the day. I'm wearing my Charge HR regularly. I am going to show up and be honest, and I'll figure this out. No pressure of the guilt kind. The good kind will come. I know it will. Lund Sun, 30 Aug 2015 12:29:14 EST 2015.004: Sleep and fit bits and... Mostly just rambling. Last night was awful. Went to bed late then J4 and I both woke after an hour and could not go back to sleep. Tossing and turning and snoring and cursing, jerking awake just as I almost drift off. Ugh. Makes me afraid to try again tonight... My brand new fit bit charge HR never worked right, but I contacted support, they were able to confirm based the sync log and they're sending me a new one! Yay! I saw a girl at Target this weekend who inspired me in a new wardrobe d... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 00:27:58 EST 2015.003: Just Breathe I'm about to go to one of the #1 triggers of overeating. Dinner at the in-laws. I'm already feeling out of sorts. Don't know if it's hormonal, or just Sunday blues. It's been a good weekend. Mostly relaxing. <BR> <BR> *&^%$&^#^&% Sun, 23 Aug 2015 17:33:55 EST 2015.002 - Late Ramblings Read another inspiring quote on FB today. It was a stupid graphic meme and I can't remember who posted it so I'm not likely to find it for exactness, but it was roughly this: <BR> <BR> Fear is memory of pain and addiction is memory of pleasure. <BR> <BR> And then it said something about living in the now instead of in memories or something. Obviously that part wasn't as powerful. But that first part stuck with me. <BR> <BR> As I stood in the kitchen reviewing my options at 12:05a I ackn... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 02:03:23 EST 2015.001: Ch-ch-ch-changes! The more things change, the more they stay the same. <BR> <BR> Was just poking through some of my recent/old blog posts and videos and realized I wish I weighed what I did back then! Yikes! <BR> <BR> I was inspired by this quote a while back, and tonight a newly friended person on FB liked the post which made me read it again. I realized I REALLY want to absorb the truth of it. <BR> <BR> "You’re choosing to see yourself however you currently see yourself. <BR> And you can choose to see... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 00:25:31 EST I'm over here... My posting during the month of November will be sparse due to me participating in NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month) on my regular blog. <BR> <BR> Today's post is here: <link><BR>ly-i/ </link> Fri, 9 Nov 2012 23:14:51 EST Why is it so hard to return? Ok, I've been away for a few days. My 7yo got sick on Friday and today is his first day back to school. I have been feeling off and worn out myself, so I let myself just drop everything. <BR> <BR> Now is my day at home to do groceries, etc. I find myself with a lot of time and absolutely NO desire to do anything other than go back to bed. <BR> <BR> Harrumph. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 09:26:07 EST Trying to fan the flame My SparkCoach assignment tonight is: Think about the last "mistake" you made that left you feeling upset or off track. Now re-frame that event as a learning opportunity. What did it teach you? How can you be better going forward? <BR> <BR> The big stumble tonight was cookies after dinner. I thought the big bad was going to Wendy's to pick up dinner for the guys. At the last minute I switched from some gooey bacon mushroom burger to a grilled asiago chicken sandwich. Not phenomenal, but t... Mon, 22 Oct 2012 23:35:34 EST Vlog #61 - Haircut! (And some rambling) Before and after video of my haircut today. Whee! (And some mumblings and ramblings...) <BR> <BR> If you have trouble seeing this, I've uploaded it to YouTube also - <link> </link> Tue, 9 Oct 2012 15:46:11 EST Setbacks - What Do I Do Next? Well, between a wave of depression/PMS, and a mini vacation, I stopped tracking and I didn't have a regular exercise schedule. And my weight went up. <BR> <BR> This is historically where I give up and decide it's not worth it to track it (though NOT tracking is what helped get me in trouble to begin with). <BR> <BR> Sunday night - always a time of reckoning and reflection. I want to get my head on straight so Monday doesn't suck too bad. <BR> <BR> My 2 things I am going to focus on are... Sun, 7 Oct 2012 23:19:48 EST Vlog #60 - Weight loss, birthday gamer cookies Down 3.6 lbs, making Mario cookies today, procrastinating... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 11:40:16 EST A loss??!? Really?? Ok, so I cheated this morning.... <BR> <BR> Saturday is supposed to be my weigh-in day, but after a bad weekend last weekend, and a few evenings of unplanned snacking, I really didn't have any idea what the scale was going to say. I thought maybe I'd be ok, since the past couple of days I'd started to notice some loosening of my pants in the thighs. <BR> <BR> So this morning I just couldn't wait to peek. And I'm down 4 POUNDS!!!! [Insert shock and reweighing a couple times to be sure!] <... Fri, 21 Sep 2012 11:05:04 EST Reasons to keep going My daily calories have been high. This stresses me out. I have hit my first trip and fall and it makes me want to turn around and go back. But I do NOT want to go back. So I want to make note of the GOOD things I've been doing. <BR> <BR> <em>347</em> - I hit DAY 14 of a Spark Streak for logging in and getting my points! <BR> <em>190</em> - The reason I know my calories are high is because I'M FREAKING TRACKING MY FOOD!!! <BR> <em>104</em> - I'm STILL HERE. <BR> <em>311</em... Thu, 20 Sep 2012 09:02:09 EST Non-scale related improvements Ok, so the SparkCoach suggested I write a blog about things I'm noticing now that I've been on track a little while that isn't related to the number on the scale. Since I'm only weighing weekly now, it really IS important that I take a look at other things. <BR> <BR> One of the improvements I'm feeling is a lessened stress over my weight. This is primarily because I am not depressing myself on a daily basis with a new number that may not show great progress. During daily weigh-ins, it's ... Wed, 19 Sep 2012 17:40:09 EST Vlog #59 - SparkCoach and Other Things 13 minutes of rambling, mostly about SparkCoach. Sat, 15 Sep 2012 14:31:21 EST It can be done! I feel good. I walked more than my minimum. I started the 100 push-up challenge this morning, and I stretched. I'm about to jump in the shower, but I wanted to log this feeling. <BR> <BR> It's a beautiful sunny day. When I left on my walk it was about 68 degrees out, warmed up to about 74 by the time I got home. <BR> <BR> It's my day off. My day for grocery-gettin' and laundry and other errands. Stuff I usually dread, but today it will be ok. <BR> <BR> I am so grateful for the posi... Tue, 11 Sep 2012 11:25:24 EST Vlog #58 - September 4 - Workout Accomplished 10 min minimum per SparkCoach; back at it. Tue, 4 Sep 2012 13:31:07 EST Was gonna vlog but... ...I'm tired with smeared makeup and my hair is nasty... :) <BR> <BR> I'm just blogging because I have a stupid goal in my goal list about blogging 4 times a week. What would I ever agree to that for? <BR> <BR> Today has been long and I'm stupidly still up. Got up and did an AM Stretch Yoga video for the first time in a looooong time. Felt pretty good after, but I can already tell I am going to be sore tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Then got dragged out for an hour walk with my walking buddy. We... Sat, 14 Jul 2012 00:57:13 EST Vlog #57 - July 9 Rambling. Restarting. Set a specific goal. Using the spark tools to track. Mon, 9 Jul 2012 22:53:45 EST Back home, and back to moving Hit a wave of depression and anxiety, the worst I've had in a long time, lasted several days. Finally peeking my head out. <BR> <BR> Starting to suspect hormones... <em>28</em> Wed, 4 Apr 2012 23:08:43 EST Tired Rough night not being in my own bed. Luckily, I am able to catch naps whenever I feel like it. A bit ready to be home though. <BR> <BR> Went for a short walk this morning with the kids. There are a couple of geocaches near here, so we went and found one of them! Was excited to be successful. We'd tried to find it before, but couldn't. Then a couple months ago the cache owners moved it to a new location. Found it right away! We might go find more later this afternoon. <BR> <BR> Catch... Fri, 30 Mar 2012 15:17:33 EST Vlog #56 - March 29 Did my C25K walk! Go me! :) Visiting family. Thu, 29 Mar 2012 13:50:44 EST On the road Hi all! Well, I'm not on the road anymore, but I AM out of town visiting family over Spring Break with my son. So, I may (or may not) get a chance to vlog -- harder to do with lots of family around! But I really wanted to get on here and check in and get some inspiration. <BR> <BR> It's SUPER hard to exercise when away from home. I need to run tomorrow, to keep up with my C25k plans, but I have to tell you...I simply don't want to. I'm stubborn. I'm lazy when hanging with family. But ... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 00:21:59 EST Vlog #55 - March 27 4:45p C25K Day 4. Tue, 27 Mar 2012 17:59:33 EST Vlog #54 - March 25 4:21p Weekend update Sun, 25 Mar 2012 23:00:49 EST Vlog #53 - March 21 6:03a Rough morning. 13 laps. It WILL be a good day! <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Mar 2012 12:39:57 EST Vlog #52 - March 20 9:15a Starting 5k your way (C25k) outside! Finished Road to Kona. Finally caught up uploading vlogs! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 20 Mar 2012 15:48:48 EST Vlog #51 - March 7 6:06a Last week of Road to Kona challenge. T-I-R-E-D. Need to upload videos! :) Lane sharing = ok! Anger = speed! (Weird video lag - sorry). Keep moving! Push through and exercise while depressed! Then rest well. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 15:35:31 EST Vlog #50 - March 2 6:15a Sore shoulder. RTK friend (LB). BK dad funeral. Gardening! Tue, 20 Mar 2012 15:28:22 EST Vlog #49 - February 29 6:12a Happy Leap Day! 13 laps again. RTK continues. Sun starts coming up! Tue, 20 Mar 2012 15:22:14 EST Vlog #48 - February 22 6:10a Another vlog from the car. 13 laps today! Tue, 20 Mar 2012 15:17:35 EST Vlog #47b - February 20 5:59a Started Road to Kona challenge. Made it 10 laps (20 lengths) on my first day. Tue, 20 Mar 2012 15:13:53 EST Vlog #47a - February 20 5:01a Road to Kona YMCA challenge begins Tue, 20 Mar 2012 15:12:11 EST Vlog #46 - February 16 - Swimming Day 2 6am thoughts, fear failing to try Thu, 16 Feb 2012 20:50:07 EST Vlog #45 - February 14 (Daytime!) A regular sit at webcam and vlog kind of vlog. :) Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:58:59 EST Vlog #44 - February 14 (Dark AM) Just finished swimming, and am grateful! Tue, 14 Feb 2012 14:49:05 EST Vlog #43 - February 13 Getting psyched up to get back into swimming Tue, 14 Feb 2012 12:11:59 EST Vlog #42 - June 15 (part 2) Just finished a 2 mile Leslie Sansone Walk video Sat, 25 Jun 2011 13:17:01 EST Vlog #41 - June 25 (part 1) About to try one of Leslie Sansone videos... Sat, 25 Jun 2011 13:08:02 EST Vlog #40 - April 1 Topics: No swim today, lost a couple pounds, grey day, meditation ( Fri, 1 Apr 2011 12:46:41 EST Vlog #40 - March 31 Only a 10 day gap... Thu, 31 Mar 2011 16:52:21 EST Vlog #39 - March 21 ...catching up... Thu, 24 Mar 2011 21:09:53 EST Vlog #38 - March 20 <BR> Unrelated to this vlog post - I'm attaching a picture of my Morning Glory flowers from last year.... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 21:08:03 EST Spark Vloggers - Challenge 18 Cutting it close to the deadline, but here goes... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 23:25:17 EST Rejoining the vlogosphere! I'm back. Again. W00t. Tue, 15 Mar 2011 20:38:26 EST Vlog #35 - December 13 Hi again! Tue, 14 Dec 2010 00:46:38 EST Vlog #34 - November 9 Room update, restarting the sparkin'. Tue, 9 Nov 2010 09:46:39 EST Vlog #33 - November 4 Swim update. Tue, 9 Nov 2010 09:43:43 EST Vlog #32 - October 28 Room update and Halloween discussion. Guess life happened and challenge participation and posting didn't. Oops! Tue, 9 Nov 2010 09:32:50 EST