LYNAND62's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LYNAND62 LYNAND62'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/ A New Week For Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592337 I have a goal. I want to walk, run/jog, the Bolder Boulder. This means I need to train. This means I need to get off my backside and walk. There is no Facebook post, no game of CandyCrush, no television program or movie that is more important to me than reaching my goal! I've wanted to do this for YEARS! This will be the year I participate in this 10K race. I am competing against no one but me, but my lack of fitness is a formidable opponent. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeopl... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 12:13:19 EST Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573193 I purchased my Fitbit in early 2013 with Christmas money. I've had a love/hate relationship with it. I love it when I use it. I'm more motivated, energized and optimistic. <BR> <BR> But, when I don't use it I hate it! It sits there in the drawer next to my bed mocking me! It screams that I need to get up, get out and get walking! It shouldn't be in the drawer, it should be on my person, racking up steps and motivating me to do just a little (or a lot) more. <BR> <BR> I got it out of the ... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 16:56:12 EST Merry Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568791 I haven't been as on top of things as I wish. I've over indulged and have not exercised much lately. Once again, no good reasons, I just haven't done what I know I need to do. <BR> <BR> I'm struggling a LOT with sugar right now. It's not the holidays, though it doesn't help that exposure to sugary treats is magnified this time of year. It's just me. <BR> r <BR> I feel stuck. I feel frustrated. I feel embarrassed. <BR> <BR> I want to do the right things for my health, but I haven't been. ... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 15:32:33 EST Make No Excuses and You'll Have No Regrets! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5557514 On September 12th, at 2:00 in the morning my husband and I were evacuated from our Lyons, Colorado home because of an immediate and certain threat of flooding. I had no idea how my life was about to change. I had no idea that I would never get to go "home" to that home ever again. Once I realized that fact I guess I kind of lost it and quit taking care of myself for a while. So now my pants are getting tight around the waist and my fear of mirrors is back. <BR> <BR> But today is a new day. ... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 10:29:18 EST So Frustrated With Myself! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467005 Why do I make such horrible food choices? This morning - a 580 calorie Honey Bun. And for lunch - 660 calories worth of garbage at Burger King!! So I have a maximum of 310 calories left for the entire day. UGH!! <BR> <BR> I rationalized those purchases (can't believe I paid MONEY for that junk!)!! I made it okay in my head to eat that bad food. and consciously made the choice to eat badly. Now I feel like the junk I put into my body and what's worse is that it didn't even taste that good! T... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 16:18:34 EST No Excuses! NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, GIVE UP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466122 I ended up taking two recovery days this week, but I was determined to get out and get my walk in tonight. I bought some new shoes today and at 6:00 I put them on and out I went. I stopped a couple of times for a breather and to snap a couple of pix, but then started back up and finished my 20 minutes. <BR> <BR> I exceeded my plan by 30 minutes this week, and I think that's okay. I'm not injured or hurting so it's all good. My shins didn't hurt as much tonight as they did on Thursday when I... Sun, 25 Aug 2013 21:13:07 EST Recovery Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5464282 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1057783474.jpg"> <BR> I feel like I should be out there. Training. Walking. Exercising. But I've over done it the last few days and my coach said I need a recovery day. So I'm listening and doing what he says. <BR> <BR> I feel guilty for not going out for my walk. But if I injure myself I've got a much bigger setback than a recovery day. <BR> <BR> And...I have BOWLING tonight, which is always great activity. I'm trying to stand through t... Fri, 23 Aug 2013 17:52:03 EST A Little Too Much! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462949 I'm one of those All or Nothing kind of people, especially when it comes to exercise. I go gung-ho for several days and then end up sore or injured and then can't work out or walk for a while and then end up giving up and dropping out altogether. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's 40 minute trot left me really sore and aching last night and I realized that I need to step back a little and just do what the plan calls for. My coach is knowledgeable and I must trust that he knows what he's doing! He's trai... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 10:52:10 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462227 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l992011829.jpg">I have a yellow Post-It on my monitor at work with a red 3 in the middle of it. It's day 3 of my new program and I'm happy to report that I'm ahead of the minutes of walking my coach scheduled me for. I'm trying not to over-do it, but it feels good to get out and be a little bit active, even if it's just walking. <BR> <BR> Today I headed out for my walk and saw a co-worker heading out to do the same. She asked if I wanted to... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:23:58 EST I've Got a Goal and I'm Not Giving Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462215 For a good portion of my life I've been giving up, on myself. There were several reasons for giving up, but, in truth, none of them were very good. Okay, so they weren't really reasons...they were excuses. I'm tired of making excuses why I can't do things. It's time for a change, I'm ready for a change and I'm committed to making this change. <BR> <BR> My boss is a running coach and an ultra-marathoner and when he first started here (one year ago today, August 20, 2012) he said that if anyo... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 17:01:08 EST Nice Day Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276540 I had a good day today. I was productive at work and that's always a good feeling. I'm still not sure what my fate will be with the layoff coming at the end of this month, but I'm confident that I will be okay no matter what. I'm trying to stay positive and focused on doing a good job. <BR> <BR> I've also had a good eating day. I'm within the calorie range allotted for the day and I tracked everything I ate today, including the 12 oz Dr Pepper I had at dinner with my Jimmy Johns sandwich. I... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 21:09:57 EST Serenity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5274638 I spent four whole days worrying about something that I had no control over. I prayed, I cried, I fretted and stewed. I made some assumptions that turned out to be incorrect, too. <BR> <BR> Did it doing me any good? <BR> <BR> Not one bit. However, it caused me a lot of stress, which we all know isn't good for us. <BR> <BR> Thankfully I didn't do a lot of stress eating, but the damage was done in other areas. <BR> <BR> I need to work harder to find ways to combat worry and stress in my... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 16:55:41 EST It's not who you are that holds you back, it’s who you think you’re not. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271433 I remember one Sunday afternoon when I was in 6th grade I was up in my room trying to find a way to make my thrift store wardrobe even a little bit stylish. I had on a button down shirt and I had tied it a little above my waist. It wasn't high but I knew when my dad yelled for me to come downstairs that I needed to untie it and FAST. I couldn't get the knot out, and he yelled again so I went downstairs as I was. He took one look at me and when into a rage, yelling at me saying I looked like a... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 17:19:04 EST Staying on Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5240733 Tracking what I eat really helps me to stay within my calorie range. I have to be careful not to leave myself short at night as that's when the cravings really pop up and I'm more likely to blow it if I went overboard during the day. <BR> <BR> It seems like it's easier to log my food during the week when I'm at work than it is on the weekends. I think we run around too much!! Still, I have my Spark app on my Kindle, so I really have no excuse. <BR> <BR> I'm feeling a lot better today than... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 20:43:36 EST Why Can't I Get This Right? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5239224 Really I know why. Because I keep giving up on myself. Because I don't love myself enough to believe I'm worth it. And because I'm lazy. I tell myself it's too much work to fight against the other person in my house on the healthy eating issues. <BR> <BR> So I eat too much fast food, make excuses for eating chocolate and feel extremely guilty. <BR> <BR> I know, it's my responsibility to make good choices and to exercise. The excuses have to stop! The guilt and procrastination have to stop... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 19:52:31 EST I Wish That Wishing Worked! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195202 Sometimes I wish that wishing for something like a trim, fit body worked. But it doesn't. And I guess that's fair, but I still wish... <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> At a very difficult time in my life my cousin once said to me "You eat an elephant one bite at a time." That makes sense to me...I didn't get this way over night and I'm foolish to think that it could go away quickly and without hard work. Oh, and here's another wish...I wish getting heavy and out of shape was as hard work as getting ... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 14:32:41 EST It's Friday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178805 It's Friday and this week has been hectic with Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, back to work and bowling tonight! <BR> <BR> The week was good...great, even. It was lovely to have so many of our family packed into our sardine can of a home, bonding over food, gifts and holiday cheer. But I also breathed a huge sigh of relief as they filtered out the door, taking the noise with them. I love holidays, but I think I prefer more one on one time with my family members! <BR> <BR> My eating this week... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 12:52:01 EST No Excuses! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176743 I'm sure there are other blog posts with the same title. I'm sure there are other people out to get healthier and more fit. I'm also sure that I'm not the only person who has struggled with excuses. <BR> <BR> My excuses: <BR> <BR> I'm too tired. <BR> <BR> I don't have the time. <BR> <BR> I don't feel like it. <BR> <BR> My back (feet, legs, etc) hurt. <BR> <BR> I'm not going to log my food intake because I've really blown it today. <BR> <BR> I WOULD have exercised if I had gotten ... Wed, 26 Dec 2012 13:53:24 EST