LUNDIEP's SparkPeople Blog LUNDIEP's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 2016.002 <img src=""> Back to tracking food today. Got loose with the "invisible" carbs and weight started creeping. Not massive enough to panic, just enough to remind me of my reality. Fried eggs are yummy! Sat, 27 Feb 2016 10:55:44 EST 2016.001 Starting this year off with a head cold! Woo! It's been a delightfully lazy Friday. I don't have any resolutions, per se, but am doing a 30-day Minimalist Challenge (#minsgame), which will help the decluttering part of my goals for this year. Basically it's about getting rid of stuff. Pick something to give away/throw away, take a photo, post it on some social media platform and encourage others. <BR> <BR> My pic for today: <BR> <img src=" Fri, 1 Jan 2016 15:27:08 EST 2015.009 I finally did it! I purged enough stuff from my study to have floor space for yoga! That's been one of my "excuse blocks" to regular yoga practice. Historically, I would need to move furniture (coffee tables) to be able to work out and any kind of block like that would derail me quickly. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Now I have space! <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 29 Dec 2015 08:41:27 EST 2015.008 Watched a video on FB this morning that once again moved my goal direction. I find inspiration in the least commercial places. Individuals' homemade personal story videos are so very effective. Once it becomes commercialized, I'm out. I'm so much more interested in what happened in their brain and in their spirit than what specific changes they made and what it did to their bodies. I am curious about their methodology, but am finding I don't want to know too much. Too much and their "pl... Sat, 26 Dec 2015 12:59:41 EST 2015.007 Ugh. Started tracking food. Scares the sh!t out of me. All I want to do is forget about food. Tracking makes me SEE it. I don't want to give food that much sway in my life either way. But this is just more truth telling. Part of my drive for authenticity. The real me, for better or for worse. If I'm going to stand by my choices, and own my own sh!t, then I may need to acknowledge them in some form or another. Wed, 23 Dec 2015 01:30:36 EST 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