LYNSEY723's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LYNSEY723 LYNSEY723'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/ Quickie - And photos of the Electric Run! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5941868 I have to apologize for not updating you guys on the Electric Run! I experienced some of the worst pain in my knees and calves and have been out of sorts for a while. I get depressed when I can't run and that's kind of why I've been MIA. Anyway, I'm trying to get back and be more active on Spark! <BR> <BR> Now, on to the photos: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e5fe2429-e955-495a-aaff-d8967e0c85aa.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bfab6... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 15:56:41 EST Successfull Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932077 Hi all! The week is almost over!! Anybody have exciting plans for the holiday weekend? <BR> <BR> We are doing the Electric Run on Saturday night - I'm super excited, it's my step daughter's first race. I really hope she enjoys it! We are making tutu's with glow sticks in them - I will try to remember to get lots of photos! Other than that, it is a pretty quiet weekend for us. I have to work Sunday and Monday anyway, so it's not a long weekend for me. <BR> <BR> In other news I've been ... Thu, 21 May 2015 15:40:08 EST Goals tracking 5/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928218 Hi all! We had a wonderful weekend away, even extended it by a day! But getting back into regular life is proving quite difficult. But, I have managed to hold true to my 5k/day step streak! Hubs stayed home on Tuesday as an extra recovery day from our weekend and it totally messed me up! <BR> <BR> 5k steps every day (starting 5/5) - 9/27 <em>244</em> <BR> Ride my bike 2-3 times a week (starting 5/10) - 0/3 weeks <em>230</em> I have not gotten on my bike yet. I plan on getting a ... Thu, 14 May 2015 17:34:49 EST I'm Cleared to Workout!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923868 I saw my surgeon yesterday and he cleared me to workout without restriction! I am still going to wait to start ST, because my arm is still sensitive, and I just don't feel like straining is smart with 2 fresh incisions. How did we celebrate this news? We bought me some new running shoes! I love how they look - they make me happy! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1391859491.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope my feet adjust to them. My feet are so sensitive that it makes... Wed, 6 May 2015 20:00:45 EST Surgery Recovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922565 Hi everyone! It has been so long - I miss you all! I did read through blogs, though I didn't comment on all of them. Seems like everyone must be pretty busy these days, the blogs were pretty quiet! <BR> <BR> Well I had surgery 2 weeks ago today and everything went well. I am still recovering, but doing well. I am going to keep this short as my arm gets sore from typing. In this procedure I had done, I had my last remaining parathyroid (has nothing to do with the thyroid other than loca... Mon, 4 May 2015 17:24:06 EST First Quarter Goal Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904289 Hi all! I hope everyone is having a great week and pushing towards your goals! I can't believe we are already 1/4 of the way through the year. WOW! So, time to review my goals I had set at the beginning of the year. <BR> <BR> First Quarter Goals: <BR> <BR> Get house organized (complete ABFOL 14 week challenge) <em>230</em> I was doing well the first couple of weeks, but fell off. I am still working hard on maintaining the house better. <BR> Complete Hot Chocolate 15k <em>248</em>... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 14:55:12 EST Still plugging along http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900201 Hello Sparkland! I hope everyone is having a great day! It is a beautiful day in my neck of the woods, and I have the next 2 days off! <BR> <BR> I am still having a tough time running... but I managed to get in 3 miles (walked 1/2 of it) the other day. I hope to do 4 miles, with 2.5 of that running, tomorrow, then if the hubs works Saturday morning I will try to get out again for 4ish miles. My 12k is coming up quick and I need to get back to my long runs after a couple of tough weeks! <... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 17:18:24 EST Health Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896035 Well, a few of you read that I had fainted last week. An update on that: The docs don't know what it was all about. Hopefully it was just some kind of perfect storm thing that my body just couldn't deal. If not, we will find out when it happens again! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Otherwise, I am so far behind on my weight loss goals. It's like I do great for 1-2 weeks, then fall off the wagon for the same amount of time. I keep losing the same 5lbs over and over again. I'm just desperat... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 16:27:42 EST Warm yoga http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891246 Well, after everyone asked about the warm yoga I thought I'd better give it its own blog! ...kinda... First I'm going to mention that I had an episode yesterday that is going to have me out of the game for a couple of days. I fainted. Out of no where, blood pressure plummeted and I lost consciousness for about 60 seconds. I went to the walk in clinic today and they ran some tests, I will follow up with my doc on Friday. Don't know what it was all about... <BR> <BR> But now to to fun st... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 17:04:01 EST The more I blog... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890108 The more I blog... the better I am at staying on track. So, I'm blogging again! You guys hold me accountable and I love it. Thank you! :) <BR> <BR> I'm sitting here at work enjoying my first bean, rice and chicken frozen meal from my batch cooking. Pretty tasty! It isn't packed with veggies or anything, but it's low calorie... and besides, that's what green smoothies are for! I do need to make smaller portion sizes next time... maybe just 1/4 cup of beans, 1/4 cup rice, and 1/2 cup sh... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 21:00:53 EST Race day and being off track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889317 Wow, I didn't realize it'd been over a week since I blogged! Time sure does fly... especially when you are completely off track and don't want to admit it. What have I been up to...? <BR> <BR> Well, we finished our race on the 1st! The Hot Chocolate 15k. Toughest race we do, but also the coolest swag bag! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l484656077.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Other than that... I have been totally off track. Well, not completely. My thoughts have been... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 16:00:01 EST One day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883264 One day I'll get though a month with EVERY GOAL COMPLETED. This month is not that month. In fact, I haven't done my burpees/KB swings in weeks. But I'm okay with it. My race training even got scaled back because of my calf tightness issue. But I'm okay with that too. I have not lost any more weight, but I've been bad with food. I plan on getting things back on track after my race this weekend. <BR> <BR> OH, oh! Because you guys will understand this better than most people... I was s... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 17:05:23 EST Goals update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872636 Happy Monday! I am pooped today... had a hard time falling asleep last night. But, I'm still here and kickin'! AND... I lost 4lbs last week! WOOO! I am falling way behind on my ST goals again... But I will work on that tomorrow before my run. <BR> <BR> The end of yesterday was 28.5% through the month <BR> <BR> 10,000+ steps: 5/20 days 25% <BR> Burpees: 51/1000 5.1% <BR> Kettlebell Swings: 51/1000 5.1% <BR> Lunges: 20/400 5% <BR> Miles tracked on FitBit: 35.91/150 23.94% <BR> <B... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 16:06:47 EST I had a million excuses... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871392 Well, I didn't find any miracle cure for my poor calves. They were sore Thursday but I pushed through a workout, mostly walking with some jogging. My most amazing husband also rubbed my calves a little bit before we went to bed, then I followed it up with 30 minutes of icing. I woke up Friday unsure of how I'd do on a long run. <BR> <BR> I'd planned on doing a 5 mile run with the dog and coming home to do 2 miles at a 5% incline on the treadmill and 1 mile @ 2%. This way I still get the ... Sat, 7 Feb 2015 18:05:59 EST Calling all runners....... I need help!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870136 Happy Thursday, everyone! I hope everyone is having a great day. I have a questions for all of my runner friends out there. I am having a heck of a time with my calves. They are SOOOO tight because of my increase in mileage. I have tried stretching, foam rolling, but nothing seems to work. When I squat down (think squatting like when you are at the grocery store looking at something on the bottom shelf) I feel like my calf muscles are going to rip right out of my legs. <em>46</em> ... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 14:52:57 EST Sometimes the plan doesn't work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869587 So I've started a new way of planning my workouts. As much as I love technology, I really like making hand written lists. So, I've made a simple template and have been planning out 2 weeks at a time. It looks like this: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l420049616.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know that what I plan doesn't always work out, so I put the column for "actual" workouts. Like today, it was raining and cold out. I wanted to make sure the dog got her run in, so ... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 19:17:37 EST I won the fight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868858 ...I won the fight.... with myself. My day was thrown off by having to take my mom to the airport this morning... so it was tough getting myself to get my workout in after I got back home. But I did it! That puts me at day 1 of working towards my goals this month. At 10.7% through the month... <BR> <BR> 10,000+ steps: 1/20 days 5% <BR> Burpees: 36/1000 3.6% <BR> Kettlebell Swings: 36/1000 3.6% <BR> Lunges: 0/400 0% <BR> Miles tracked on FitBit: 6.63/150 4.4% <BR> <BR> Not a huge j... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 18:10:50 EST The Seahawks weren't the only ones to mess up... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868039 Not only did my boys, my dear Seahawks, leave me depressed and distraught today, but I also messed up. I was SOOO close to my ST goals this weekend. Like, would have finished it up in 5 minutes with no problem on Saturday. So why didn't I? I was hung over. BAD. It wound up being a big drinking weekend for me... and I let myself down. <BR> <BR> We finally had people over to our house after moving in over a year ago. And I wound up drinking too much. It was all of the sugar that real... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 16:27:36 EST Just So I Don't Forget http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865502 Been keeping track of my progress at work... Don't want to lose it now that my day is over! <BR> <BR> 10,000 steps: 14/25 days 56% <BR> Squats: 700/800 87.5% <BR> Planks: 660/800 82.5% <BR> Push-ups: 340/400 85% <BR> Miles on treadmill: 26.5/40 66.25% <BR> <BR> 93.5% through the month as of the end of today. I'm getting there!!! <BR> Thu, 29 Jan 2015 21:26:07 EST 1.28.15 - Nothing but a quick update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864791 90.3% through the month as of the end of the day today. <BR> <BR> 10,000 steps: 14/25 days 56% <BR> Squats: 600/800 75% <BR> Planks: 660/800 82.5% <BR> Push-ups: 290/400 72.5% <BR> Miles on treadmill: 26.5/40 66.25% <BR> <BR> I WILL GET MY ST DONE. Somehow, some way, those #'s will be 100% by the end of Saturday!! Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:58:22 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863858 Happy Tuesday, Sparkers! Here is where things stand on my monthly goals... (as of today we are 87% thru the month) <BR> <BR> 10,000 steps: 14/25 days 56% <BR> Squats: 550/800 68.75% <BR> Planks: 600/800 75% <BR> Push-ups: 270/400 67.5% <BR> Miles on treadmill: 26.5/40 66.25% <BR> <BR> Obviously I've got work to do. I'm confident I will get it done by Saturday (at least the ST portion). There's only one more day this week I plan to run on the treadmill, so I'll be about 10 miles shor... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 15:23:56 EST Just Pluggin' Along... (pictures!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863137 Nothing interesting to post today, but want to check in. We are having some beautiful, unusually warm weather here in the Pacific Northwest. 64° yesterday and 60°+ today. I'm loving it! I took the pup for a run yesterday... I can't imagine a more beautiful running trail! She was so happy to be out in the sunshine... I ran faster in spurts just to watch her cute little face filled with excitement! Sadly, I am stuck inside for 11 hours today at work so I won't be able to enjoy the beauty... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:57:30 EST Still learning and improving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860391 Well, my last week (okay, 10 days) hasn't been so great. But I'm learning from it. Last week the hubs was sick, so that threw a wrench in my plans. I also had plans with my father-in-law one day, and with the hubs home sick, we wound up out at the bar so we didn't wake him up. REGARDLESS, here is the lesson I've learned and what I'm doing to avoid such derailment in the future. <BR> <BR> I like scheduled. I need to have everything planned and keep the schedule the same as much as I can.... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 16:04:16 EST End of Day Update 1/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855465 Another successful day!! <BR> <BR> The end of today we are 48.38% through the month... <BR> <BR> 10,000 steps: 10/25 days 40% <BR> Squats: 320/800 40% <BR> Planks: 390/800 48.75% <BR> Push-ups: 160/400 40% <BR> Miles on treadmill: 23/40 57.5% <BR> <BR> Long walk with the dog is on the agenda for tomorrow. Happy Friday, everyone! Fri, 16 Jan 2015 00:28:21 EST Back on the Horse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855170 Well, the hardest step after falling down is getting stable enough to get back up. Yesterday was that first step for me. Got back and that treadmill last night and kicked my steps goal's butt. :) <BR> <BR> The end of yesterday was 45.16% through the month... <BR> <BR> 10,000 steps: 9/25 days 36% <BR> Squats: 280/800 35% <BR> Planks: 300/800 37.5% <BR> Push-ups: 140/400 35% <BR> Miles on treadmill: 19/40 47.5% <BR> <BR> Not looking too bad. I could catch up in a few days. When I g... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:24:27 EST Stress Outlets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854514 It amazes me, the effects of stress on a person. I can deal with daily stresses. I can go home and run my feelings out on the treadmill. I can feel better knowing that I have my nutrition and exercise under control. But when I get REALLY stressed, I go back to my old ways and turn to food and laziness to get over my stress. It turns into a downward spiral because then I stress about my lack of control and discipline. <BR> <BR> That is what happened this week. Sunday was a less than s... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:06:11 EST Update 1/10 - NSV!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851438 First and foremost... GO HAWKS!!! <em>281</em> <BR> <BR> Second, I have a big NSV for me this week! I've got a full week of 10k+ steps each day!!! Being that I barely get a mile in when I work and don't make any extra effort, this shows some real work on my part. It feels great!! I did make it on a few of these days by pacing around the bedroom right before getting in bed, but I did it! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> That being said, this is where I am on this months goals: (@ 32.25% ... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 23:22:50 EST Update for 1/7/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848991 Just needing to update so I can keep my numbers straight. I am marking today as a complete on the steps front, as I am very close and will make sure to get my last 3/4 of a mile in before bed. <BR> <BR> Today puts us at 22.58% through the month <BR> <BR> 10,000 steps: 5/25 days 20% <BR> Squats: 160/800 20% <BR> Planks: 240/800 30% <BR> Push-ups: 90/400 22.5% <BR> Miles on treadmill: 8/40 20% Wed, 7 Jan 2015 21:26:12 EST Quick Challenge Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848179 I'm still going strong! I haven't done as much in the way of ST as I should, but I'm doing very well with my steps! <BR> <BR> As of the end of the day today we are 19.3% through the month. <BR> <BR> 10,000 steps: 4/25 days 16% <BR> Squats: 100/800 12.5% <BR> Planks: 150/800 18.75% <BR> Push-ups: 50/400 12.5% <BR> Miles on treadmill: 8/40 20% <BR> <BR> Walked 4.5 miles with the dog today... I plan on a shorter walk tomorrow before work and hopefully get closer to being caught ... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 00:06:52 EST I Always Start So Strong... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846710 I always start a new program so strong. Feeling great, totally motivated. Then *snap*, just like that it's gone. What gives?! Hopefully my challenge with a fellow SparkFriend will keep me going strong through the month. <BR> <BR> As of the end of the day yesterday we were 12.9% through the month. <BR> <BR> 10,000 steps: 2/25 days 8% <BR> Squats: 40/800 5% <BR> Planks: 90/800 11.25% <BR> Push-ups: 30/400 7.5% <BR> Miles on treadmill: 4/40 10% <BR> <BR> I got home from work yesterday and... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 13:37:36 EST Is this the year of success? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845815 I want this to be my best year yet. I've slowly been working towards certain goals with no real end date on them. But, being that it is a new year, I am going to really make it a new start. But I'm going to approach things differently. Rather than make big, year long goals, I am going to make my big goals by quarter. I have already made a list in my phone for the first 2 quarters of the year. So, here we go. <BR> <BR> First Quarter Goals: <BR> <BR> Get house organized (complete ABFOL ... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 16:50:50 EST Goal tracking and Merry Christmas!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836903 I cannot believe Christmas is this week. Especially when we've got this beautiful, sunny, 50 degree day here in the Pacific Northwest. I hope everyone has a safe and wonderful holiday. I'm going to continue to push through the rest of the week to make my goals a reality this month! Here is where I stand right now. At the end of the day yesterday we were 67% of the way through the month. <BR> <BR> Push-ups - 90/150 60% (6 push ups a day to meet goal) <BR> Squats - 180/300 60% (12 squats... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 15:55:43 EST Pooped http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834957 I think I overdid it yesterday. I walked/jogged in the morning, then got home and walked/jogged some more... Managed 7 miles on my FitBit for the day - I think it's a best ever! But... my body isn't happy about it. I ached when I went to bed, to the point that I couldn't sleep. So I'm pooped today. And it's my 11 hour day at work. Ugh. But, I am still proud of myself for what I got done. <BR> <BR> Here are stats for the end of the day yesterday: <BR> <BR> Push-ups - 75/150 50% (6 p... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 13:10:43 EST Hump Day Progress (and furbaby pictures) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834578 Happy Hump day, everyone! Is everybody ready for Christmas NEXT WEEK?! I can't believe it's here so fast. Luckily I spent some time working on Christmas gifts yesterday. Just a little bit of work left on my sister's gift, need to do all 4 of my SIL's and MIL's gifts, and wrap the DH's gifts... not too terrible. Totally doable! <BR> <BR> Yesterday a friend came over to help me with my sister's Christmas present, but before we got to work on that we took the dog for a quick walk. I don't... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 19:05:17 EST Productive Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832909 I did pretty well with my exercise on my 2 days off... though the eating wasn't great yesterday. I managed to get the dog out for a walk each day and on Friday I was feeling extra motivated. Our normal walk is the perimeter of our neighborhood, which is 2.25 miles. Friday we walked to the far end of the neighborhood, then I decided I'd run (ok, a slow jog) up one street, walk to the next street, run back down, walk to the next... and so on. I did this 1/2 of the way back to my house, as o... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 15:04:44 EST Made Myself Proud http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831489 I am pretty proud of myself for my efforts yesterday! I went home and got my booty on the treadmill last night. I kicked some booty!! I did 5 miles with some jogging (since it's easier on my knees). It was a lot easier for me to do it since the hubs was already in bed when I got home since he's been working at 3am all week! It felt really good to push myself like that. It's been a long time since I did that distance in one go. When my FitBit has been hitting 6 miles it's because of a 2... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 16:13:44 EST Quick update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831055 Just a quick update to track my goals. No long walks this week due to weather, but I'm not letting it get the best of me. Treadmill walk for sure tonight. <BR> <BR> Push-ups - 30/150 <BR> Squats - 45/300 <BR> Lunges - 34/300 (150 on each leg) <BR> Planks - 120/900 seconds <BR> Miles - 26.32/125 <BR> <BR> I'm nixing the days in calorie range goal. I didn't eat well yesterday so I only get 2 more days. I know that I will exceed that this month and I don't want it to deter me. <BR> <... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 21:25:25 EST Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829723 Happy Monday, SparkFriends! I hope everyone had a great weekend! <BR> <BR> My weekend was pretty good. I didn't do well with my eating, but because of all of the shopping we did, I got in my 10k steps (6 miles) on Friday and Saturday. On Friday I met with my surgeon... he wants to do surgery in the next 3-6 months and told me to pick a date. Right now I'm looking at going in for the surgery in April. I just realized the 12k race we've done the last 2 years is April 19 and I'd like to d... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 13:41:38 EST Progress So Far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827139 Happy December, everyone! I can't believe it is almost Christmas. Where did this year go??? <BR> <BR> I've been doing well on my challenge so far. I've been below calories every day, but right now I'm okay with that. I'm not hungry and I know that won't last long, so I'm just going to go with it for right now. Once I start exercising regularly I know I'll need more calories anyway. <BR> <BR> I forgot to note on my last blog that my miles are going to be counted from my FitBit. I know ... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 19:19:13 EST Same story... different day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823492 Ugh. I officially weigh more than ever. I only know this because of how my pants fit, as I won't go near the scale. But I have finally got a work schedule that's supposed to stick, so I should be able to make plans to get my weight back under control. I'm going to resort back to my tried and true monthly challenges. I get so discouraged when I aim for a goal weight and don't accomplish it, so I'm taking my weight out of the equation. I'm making this a VERY doable challenge for myself. ... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 19:34:48 EST 10 Min/Day Streak - Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784828 Woohoo! I've managed to hit 7 days on my 10 minute walks streak! I just took a quick walk to get away from my desk at work to meet today's minimum.... but it was more in hopes that the walk would wake me up some. <BR> <BR> These hours are taking a toll on me. I'm more than half way through this 12 day work "week" though. I can do this. I didn't sleep well last night and I'm in a lot of pain due to the knots in my back. I've had 2 massages scheduled, but both of them got cancelled so I'... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 14:31:25 EST 10 Min/Day Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783031 Happy Friday, everyone! Being that it's Friday it means I'm in 5 days of my 12 day work streak. UGH. 7 more days of being stuck in this HORRIBLE chair at work. BUT... I just completed my 10 minute walk to keep my 10 min/day streak going. Day 4... done! <BR> <BR> I did my 10 minutes just now at work (actually, 12 because I'm an over-achiever <em>211</em> )... I am leaving early today for a concert tonight and know I won't have time to do a walk at home. Getting out to do the walk at ... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 14:49:38 EST I love you!! YES, YOU!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781777 Thank all so much for picking me up and dusting me off yet again. I love you all! It is so funny... this community. No matter how many times we pick someone up, we are always happy to do it again. It is such a constant challenge to lose/maintain weight. <BR> <BR> Thanks to my dear friend, IAMZBEE, I took my first steps towards making this maintainable. I took a walk. A short, 1 mile walk, with hubs and pup. I know that I am all or nothing, and I know that works better for me than anyt... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 16:32:18 EST Calling all friends!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781044 I NEED HELP!!!! My motivation is gone. I need something to kick my butt into gear. I've lost all desire to do anything. Maybe its because my schedule is so busy right now and I'm always so tired... like this week I don't get a day off... Working Sept 15 to Sept 26 without a day off. <BR> <BR> Regardless of the reason I need something. SOMETHING to get me excited again. Anybody have any book recommendations that I could read? The Spark book was motivating... but I read it when it firs... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 13:59:36 EST Goals: Day 11 of 35 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775955 Ugh... Had a whole blog typed up and accidentally closed out of it. Here we go again: <BR> <BR> I am not abandoning my goals, but I am revising them. This time of year is just too difficult for me to stay on track with my eating. I have 1-2 bad eating days and I am tempted to give up. So that I don't give up I am going to focus mostly on my fitness and less on my eating habits. I will still strive to get my water in (weekends are the hardest) and make better decisions on food most of th... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 15:13:44 EST Goals: Day 8 of 35 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773976 I am 22.8% of the way through my goals challenge: <BR> <BR> Drink 64oz of water (7/35) <BR> Walk/run completed (7/35) (177/1000min, 17.7%) <BR> Eat within calorie range (6/31) <BR> ST GOALS: <BR> Squats (100/500, 20%) <BR> Push-ups (40/300, 13.3%) <BR> Planks (150/1000sec, 15%) <BR> <BR> Well, on the plus side I had fun last night and I did take some steps towards reaching my goals. I had 2 glasses of water at the bar, instead of 2 more drinks... That was a pretty big step for me. ... Fri, 5 Sep 2014 12:42:03 EST Goals: Day 7 of 35 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773400 1 week in... 20% though these goals <BR> <BR> Drink 64oz of water (6/35) <BR> Walk/run completed (6/35) (177/1000min, 17.7%) <BR> Eat within calorie range (6/31) <BR> ST GOALS: <BR> Squats (60/500, 12%) <BR> Push-ups (40/300, 13.3%) <BR> Planks (150/1000sec, 15%) <BR> <BR> I had a great run yesterday. I left the dog at home and I hit it hard. Running at that speed kills my calves though. I think today being a rest day will be very good for my body. <BR> <BR> I'm nervous about t... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 14:45:40 EST Goals: Day 6 of 35 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772670 I am 17% of the way through my goals: <BR> <BR> Drink 64oz of water (5/35) <BR> Walk/run completed (5/35) (142/1000min, 14.2%) <BR> Eat within calorie range (5/31) <BR> ST GOALS: <BR> Squats (40/500, 8%) <BR> Push-ups (20/300, 6.6%) <BR> Planks (90/1000sec, 9%) <BR> <BR> These numbers tell me I need to get movin'!!! I'm not sure if I'll get the chance to run tonight, as I have to be available to get to the computer until about 8-9pm. I will at least get a bit of a walk in though. ... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 13:47:41 EST Goals: Day 5 of 35 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771949 I hope everyone had a great holiday weekend! It was very nice for us. I haven't done a ton of working out, so today I will try to focus more on my ST and getting a good run in. Here are my current stats: <BR> <BR> Drink 64oz of water (4/35) <BR> Walk/run completed (4/35) (127/1000min) <BR> Eat within calorie range (4/31) <BR> ST GOALS: <BR> Squats (15/500) <BR> Push-ups (10/300) <BR> Planks (30/1000sec) <BR> <BR> Yesterday I got in a quick run with my dad while I was at my parents... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 14:05:54 EST Goals: Day 3 of 35 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769945 Just a quick update here from my phone: <BR> <BR> Drink 64oz of water (3/35) <BR> Walk/run completed (3/35) (103/1000min) <BR> Eat within calorie range (3/31) <BR> ST GOALS: <BR> Squats (15/500) <BR> Push-ups (10/300) <BR> Planks (30/1000sec) <BR> <BR> Just running intervals yesterday. I'm really sore from the faster speed so I want to add to that with ST. Today will be a recovery day. Maybe a quick walk in the rain and some ST but nothing crazy. I hope everyone has a great weekend! <B... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 12:56:36 EST