MASRITE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MASRITE MASRITE'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/ HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5488811 So, 24 years ago today, I married my man!! We've done a lot since then: he graduated law school, we had 4 kids, we moved a few times, finally bought a house and just keep on loving each other!! An uneventful day, but, that's ok. We went out to dinner after my daughter's soccer lesson. And, yes, she came with us. That's what happens when you send your 3 babysitters to Europe for 9 weeks. He asked me what I wanted and I told him that when the boys come home, the 2 of us are going to go aw... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 23:42:55 EST Cheat Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5487775 Before I get to that, just wanted to write a little about yesterday. Started off the day with my weigh in. And, (insert drum roll here......), I lost 1.8 lbs!!! Ecstatic! That's a total of 6.4 lbs. I'll take it!! Busy, busy day. Woke up early so I could take care of the dogs and get a work out in. Went on the treadmill for 50 mins: walking on a 15% incline. Gets the heart going! Quickly showered and then, woke up my daughter and her friend to get ready for the game. Man, it was hot ... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 23:06:01 EST It's Over!!!! September 14, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485833 Yom Kippur is over and I got to eat my meal. It wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Towards the end, I wasn't even hungry!! But, I did eat!!! I had cod, salad w/ low fat cheese and COFFEE! And, now, I'm full. Don't want anything. Funny how a little meal like that after not eating all day would just fill me up and I'd be happy. I am thirsty though. Need to drink something. My cousin and I went to Temple and enjoyed the services. Later in the afternoon, I took my daughter and her... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 00:18:13 EST Ah, a High Carb Day! Thursday, September 12th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484169 After 2 days of low carbs, it was nice to have a high carb day. Today was a good day!! Got to text with 2 of my boys today. I think they're adjusting to being away and starting to have a lot of fun. I'm enjoying reading their blog and seeing what they're up to. <BR> <BR> This morning, I met with my trainer and we did chest. I was pretty proud of myself: bench pressed 48 lbs. And, my trainer didn't have to help me at all. She told me that my form was perfect. <em>23</em> Since I... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 00:24:00 EST Wednesday, September 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5483020 Got to face time with my son today. I know, it's only been 3 days, but, it was nice seeing his face. And, my youngest actually texted me to find out about the dogs. I texted my middle one and asked him why he didn't text me? He said b/c he was with his brothers and read what was going on. So him!! Love him to pieces though. <BR> <BR> Today was a good day. Had physical therapy this morning. Only one more session left and we'll see what happens after that. Hoping I can try running soo... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 19:42:21 EST Happy, but Sad!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482053 I know, it's been forever since I last blogged. I decided I just have to jump in and do it!! Wish I can tell you all that I'm at my goal weight and happy as ever. But, I can't. Not close to my goal weight, but back to trying to get there. I decided to do Chris Powell's plan: carb cycling. It's been working slowly, but I'm fine with that. <BR> <BR> As you remember, I took up running and was just loving it. Did 2 half marathons (I think it's 2 years now), but continued to just run on m... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 21:15:49 EST Happy New Year 2013!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184412 It's been forever since I've blogged. And though I'm not making any resolutions, I do want to try to start blogging again, even if it's only a few times a week. I did change my weight ticker which made me cringe. But, it must be done!! <BR> <BR> So, how was 2012? Well, uneventful. I didn't do very much. I only ran the Camp Pendleton Mud Run in June. And, I didn't even do it very well. Hoping this year, my time will be better. I've decided to run at least 3x a week. Not going to mak... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 17:30:19 EST Heart Rate Monitor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5062412 So, I finally bought a heart rate monitor (especially since the one I had was broken and unfixable. It is 15 years old!!) Monday, I left the heart rate monitor at home. That doesn't help. But, I did run 5 miles in the heat (I started at 5:00pm when I took DD to tennis). On the way back, it was 3/4 of uphill. Now, I'm not a hill lover, but, with this new mind set, I just did it. Wasn't out of breath or feeling like I couldn't go on. On Tuesday, I took a spin class and remembered the HR... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 23:34:47 EST It's Been How Long?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5041618 I know, I know, I've been so bad. But, I'm ready to get back into the blogging. I really do miss it. So, here we go: What's been happening? Well, a lot. Summer was fantastic (but short). We went to Kanab, Utah (that was our base) and did tons of hiking: North Rim Grand Canyon, The Narrows in Zion (6 hours!!), Antelope Canyon, White Pockets, Coyote Butes, Slot Canyon. I think those were the main ones. We were gone for 12 days. On the way home, we had to pass through Vegas. So, we sen... Sun, 2 Sep 2012 20:46:28 EST I am so SORE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4863068 To start off, I have to give myself a pat on the back. I have been so good with my eating. I am proud of myself. Ok, enough of that!! <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I had the opportunity to go to a special class given by Jackie Warner. My friend entered a contest through Fitness magazine and she won. And, of course, she thought of me. I did my spin class in the morning (didn't know exactly what we were doing with Jackie). I didn't need to!! We got to 24 Hour Fitness early, but that was ok. We... Wed, 2 May 2012 12:42:09 EST Another Great Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4858376 Friday night, I had a dinner date with two of my boys. The princess went for dinner with her dad. They were supposed to go to a Father/Daughter dinner dance at the country club, but it was postponed. DH had to take her out. So, I went out with the boys. We ended up going to a southern restaurant. I had bar-b-que chicken (forgot to tell them to go easy on the sauce), salad, and collard greens. I did have a few popcorn shrimp. It was so nice to be with the boys. We had a good time. <BR... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 22:51:27 EST Suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4852250 Alright, so here it is. My eating has been horrible. I just can't seem to get it together. Last week, I saw a picture of myself from when my DD was in kindergarten. She's in 3rd grade now. I looked so amazing. It's when I was training to climb Mt. Whitney. I was working out so hard and eating spot on. I want her back. I just can't find her right now. I'm fat and uncomfortable. You would think that would do it. But no, I just keep going back to the closet, looking for something to ... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 20:04:21 EST No, I didn't disappear, PROMISE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4849100 Ok, this is the second try. I typed so much and bam, hit a button and everything just went kapoot. Let's see. Gonna go back to Thursday: <BR> <BR> Had breakfast with my besties (we meet every Thursday morning for oatbran blueberry pancakes). Yummy! I then went to my sister to help her move from her apartment to a house. My nephew are so excited. A long day with no lunch. Got back to school to pick up my DD and we went for frozen yogurt with our friends. She ended up going to her frie... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 23:39:39 EST A Day at the Farm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4841832 Today, my daughter's grade went on a field trip to the farm. It ended up being lots of fun. Of course, we started off the day with a stop at Starbucks and then, met the buses at the farm. The kids ate their snacks and then, we got to go: looked at the animals, had a talk about vegetables and fruits, went on a tractor ride, picked lots of vegies, and saw an animal show. The kids had a really good time. It was a long day, but nice. After we got back, we waited around a bit and then, went... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 23:48:45 EST Um, yeah..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4840202 Ok, so it's been over 3 months since I last blogged. I am so embarrassed. I wish I could tell you all that things are just hunky dory, but, I would be lying. Instead of my weight going down, it is way up there. Running has been horrible for me. I just am feeling blah. <BR> <BR> I'll try to sum it all up. I think I've put on around 15-20 lbs. I'm going to put it out here and just tell you what I weight: 136 lbs. Now, some might think, that's not bad. However, when you're only 5 feet ... Tue, 17 Apr 2012 23:05:43 EST Back to School http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4670269 So, my daughter went back to school today. UGH! <em>39</em> . Tomorrow, my son starts. I don't like school. Now, I have to get back to my routine. After dropping her off and shooting the breeze with some moms, I came home and jumped on the treadmill. Would have rather gone outside, but the wind is just not cooperating. Ran for 30 minutes, walked for 30 minutes. It was good. After, did some errands: shopping at Ralph's, deli. Then, met my friend for lunch: The Habit. Love that pl... Tue, 10 Jan 2012 00:00:08 EST Didn't Work Out Today :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4667517 Woke up with the best of intentions. Was supposed to meet my buddies at 8:00 to hike. However, it was so windy that we didn't go. I was too late to make the spin class at 7:30. I was going to go at 9:30 instead. Well....... <BR> DH and I decided to clean out the cupboards. I should have taken before and after pictures but totally forgot. Let's just say that we found stuff dated back to 2004. Uh, yeah we did. Shhhh, don't tell anyone. How embarrassing! By the time we were done, it w... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 23:47:58 EST The Last Few Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4665212 The last time I posted was Tuesday. I really wanted to get back into posting every day. However, on Wednesday, we had no internet access which led into mid Thursday. Was I happy? Oh no! I was not a very nice person to Time Warner, but you know what? We have way too many problems with them. They deserved it! Wednesday, I got on my treadmill (too windy outside and got a late start due to the internet) and ran 3.15 miles (using my minimalist sneakers). I then walked for a mile. So, 45... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 23:25:33 EST 2012! What will I be doing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4655792 2012 started off pretty good. Took a great spin class on Sunday, January 1st. The instructor kicked our butts. Monday, went on a 2 hour hike. First hour was all up hill, a very steep up hill. The way back down was nice and easy, until we realized that we took the wrong path and ended up at a dead end in a cul-d-sac. We were able to walk to our car via the street. Next time, we'll pay better attention. Today, I took an hour spin class and an hour cardio boxing class. So nice. <BR> ... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 23:55:31 EST Merry Christmas Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4637529 This morning was windy, but it didn't stop us hikers. 3 of my buddies and myself went on a 2 hour hike. The first part was all up hill in the wind. The last part was back down with the wind pushing us. Not sure which was worse, but, it was so worth it!! Came home, showered and took the princess for a haircut (OK, really a trim!). She looks so beautiful! Then, we went to her friends house to trade chanukah/christmas presents. She got p.j.'s and a cozy blanket/pillow from Justice. She'... Sat, 24 Dec 2011 22:59:51 EST What A Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4636670 The day started off great: 10 mins on the elliptical and then an hour boxing class. While I was standing by the front desk and getting ready to leave, one of the guys comes over and gives me a great, big hug. He says, "You know, for someone who was gone for so long, your body looks great!" How'd that make me feel? WONDERFUL! Wish I felt the same way about my body. I guess all that running did my body good. <BR> <BR> Got home and ate some breakfast. Of course, I had to go on the comput... Fri, 23 Dec 2011 23:49:32 EST Happy Chanukah to Me!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4635725 So, I bought myself a present in Vegas and it came yesterday!! I was so excited. I ordered a bracelet with 2 charms: one for my Los Angeles Half Marathon and one for the the Vegas Half. Here it is: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l547245668.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I forgot to upload my pictures of my princess opening her present the first night of Chanukah. We got her an American Doll which she really wanted. Mind you, she already has 4 others, but this one is a ch... Thu, 22 Dec 2011 23:58:40 EST Las Vegas RnR Half Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4623451 Vegas was fun, the half, well, it could have been better. Saturday morning, I went to my daughter's soccer game. From there, my son took me to the airport to catch my flight. I got there so early: 10:50 for a 12:05 flight. Went through security and got called out. They had to inspect my boots I was wearing. Seriously? It wasn't too bad. At least I didn't have to open my luggage. The flight was packed with runners for the marathon. It was so cool. The girls sitting next to me were r... Mon, 12 Dec 2011 23:20:13 EST Chanukah Bombshell Challenge Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4573815 OK, so SWEETNSKINNY invited me to join her in her Christmas Bombshell Challenge. Well, I changed the name to fit my needs!! I thought it would help me out. I'm not putting a number on this, just to get back into a pair of jeans I bought & haven't worn yet. Sad, huh? So, today was so far so good. <BR> <BR> Breakfast: bowl of oatmeal w/ raspberries <BR> Post run: greek yogurt w/ sugar free jelly (YUM) & a handful of almonds <BR> Lunch: sushi form the market (in a rush) <BR> Snack: coffe... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 23:20:57 EST Update on the last few days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4565876 Things have been going pretty good since Sunday. I'm still on high from my half marathon. Still can't get over how well I did. My legs were a bit sore on Monday, but all better now. I took Monday off. No exercising. I think I deserved that. Instead, I got to help out in my DD's classroom. We painted their California models they made last week (which I helped with,too). It's so nice at this age. They really didn't need any help at all. Did a few errands after I left her class and th... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 23:08:53 EST My First Half Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4564118 Ok, now don't start on me yet. I tried so many times yesterday to type a blog and every time I was almost finished, the blog disappeared. I have no idea what key I'm hitting, but I'm hitting it! So, I'm going to do a very brief recap (no pics, not taking any chances!): <BR> <BR> Woke up at 4:44 after only 4 hours of sleep. Such bad heartburn. Emptied the dishwasher & filled up my water while my oatmeal was cooking. Hopped in my car to meet Pagona at a park so we could drive together. ... Tue, 1 Nov 2011 22:44:02 EST I'M SO EXCITED! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4559321 OK, no I didn't flake yesterday and not blog. It was a crazy, busy day and didn't have time. However, it was a good day! Got to do some shopping with my sister which is always nice. We went to Target, of course. Then, I was starving (only had a luna bar for breakfast), so we went to Zenkou Chicken (can't remember how to spell it). I had a schwarma plate with some vegies, hummus, tehina and a pita. It was very good. Except, gave me heartburn. I think I have to go to the doctor to get ... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 23:39:46 EST I did good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4556781 So, last night at bingo wasn't too bad (oh, and I made $3.00!). Since it was potluck, I had no idea what everyone was bringing. There was tri-tip and chicken (which was dry & only dark pieces), Chinese chicken salad, regular salad, cole slaw, bread, rice and beans. So, I had: 2 slices of tri-tip, some of the Chinese chicken salad, regular salad, about 1/4 c of rice and 4 tortilla chips. Now, on the table there was candy galore, licorice, chips and dip. So, I had 4 peanut m&m's and 2 chip... Fri, 28 Oct 2011 00:34:15 EST Acountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4554892 That's right, that's what I need. I've been having a very hard time with my eating lately and SWEETNSKINY suggested that I start blogging my food. I think it's a great idea! So, here I am, blogging again. I was embarrassed because it's been so long, but, I know my spark friends would love me any way. <BR> <BR> Before my run this morning, I had a rice cake with a tsp of apple spread. I can't eat anything major before I run. Too much on the stomach. After my 7.3 mile run (took me 71 min... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 21:00:38 EST A Great Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4481415 Saturday morning, I woke up and got ready to do my 4 mile run. As I walked outside, my DH came back from his bike ride, so he decided to ride with me while I ran. Well, that didn't go very well for him. He was bored and couldn't imagine doing this pace for 4 miles. He rode with me for 2 blocks and then turned around. I got back home and was amazed at my time: 40:14 for 4.06 miles. I'm pretty impressed with myself. Got home, showered and got ready to take my DD to Opening Ceremonies for ... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 20:14:50 EST PMP CHALLENGE START (THIRD TIME IS A CHARM?) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4475888 Ok, this is my third time trying to type this blog. Is someone trying to tell me something? I've joined another challenge and wanted to share my starting line: <BR> <BR> <BR> Find your official starting line <BR> <BR> Crunches completed in 1 minute: 50 <BR> Push ups completed in 1 minute: 36 <BR> How long (up to one minute) can you hold a plank? 1 minute <BR> Squats completed in 1 minute: 50 <BR> Lunges completed in 1 minute: 14 alternating each leg <BR> <BR> 2. What equipment will... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 16:25:15 EST Day 3 - Sedona http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4361447 Woke up early again, but decided to read in bed. Wasn't ready to get up just yet!! Took a shower and got ready to leave for Sedona. We took a beautiful ride. On our way, we found a hike that my DH had read about. So, out we went. It was a gorgeous 6 mile hike (3 hour round trip) along the stream. At one point, my son decided to go across the stream to take a picture and my princess decided to follow. Well, let's just say that it was a bit slippery and she fell in. It would have been ... Wed, 13 Jul 2011 23:59:52 EST My 1st & 2nd Days of Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4358808 Yesterday, we got in the car at 6:00 and we were off to Flagstaff, Arizona. My DH drove the first leg and after a pit stop, I drove the rest. Well, after lunch, he drove my sons car, so my DH only got a little break. Oh well!! We got to the house at about 1:30ish. It is gorgeous. Haven't taken pictures yes, but I will do soon and post. We emptied out the cars (ok, the kids did that!) and then, DH and I went shopping. Wasn't as bad as last year since we have less people. My oldest sta... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 20:46:14 EST Before Pics & Measurements http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4338107 For my new challenge, I'm supposed to take before pictures and measurements. I don't have to post them, but, I figured, why not? Oy vay!! I was going to wear workout clothes, but my daughter (who is 8 and taking my pics for me) said that I should just wear my bikini. So, here are the pics: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l115707307.jpg"> <BR> Front view <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l633218207.jpg"> <BR> Side view. Yup, that's ... Sat, 2 Jul 2011 23:55:00 EST It's Been A While http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4337986 Hey everyone. I know, it's been too long. Hopefully, now that summer is here and school is over, I'll have more time, especially while on vacation. I joined a new challenge and I had to fill out the entry form. Here it is: <BR> <BR> DIY Challenge Entry Form <BR> <BR> Challenge Name: Muffin Top Be Gone <BR> <BR> My Starting Weight: 121.4 <BR> <BR> Four Other things I will be measuring during this challenge and their current stats: <BR> 1. BMI 27.6% <BR> 2. Improving my running mil... Sat, 2 Jul 2011 22:38:55 EST A Nice Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4309536 Saturday was a very nice day. My daughter had a birthday party at noon, so I didn't stay very long at the gym. I had to run to Target to pick up b-day and Father Day cards. Got home, showered and it was basically time to go. It was a bowling party. Across the street was a Target w/ a Starbuck's, so you know where i went with some of the moms. Got my coffee!! Got back to the party & everyone was having a great time. I was starving, but, there wasn't anything to eat. Thank goodness I h... Sun, 19 Jun 2011 23:48:43 EST I Did What? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4299459 When I woke up this morning, I realized I had a lot to do: take my daughter to school, come home and do a load of laundry, go to my WW meeting, Costco after that, come home and workout and then, get to my daughter's school for a volunteer lunch. After I got home, I realized that I should kill 2 birds with one stone: I ran to my WW meeting and then, ran home. Round trip took me 50 mins: it was 4.25 miles. It was such a great idea. I did get a stitch in my side a block and a half from my h... Tue, 14 Jun 2011 23:52:17 EST WHAT A DAY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4279516 My alarm went off at 3:56am this morning. That was after falling asleep after 12:00am. Not a very good combo. Got up, brushed my teeth, dressed and went into the kitchen. My son was up already, so didn't have to wake him. Emptied out the dishwasher and got my bag already. We were going to Camp Pendleton to do the Mud Run! Pagona got to my house around 4:45 and off we went. We picked up another couple in L.A. and then, off to San Diego. We made really good time (only pulled over once ... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 23:23:15 EST Ok, I'm Embarrassed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4271466 Please, don't look at my last blog entry. How pathetic is that? Life has been crazy and got in the way, but, I've missed blogging and decided, it's June, time to start. So, here I am! So, what's been going on in the past 9 months? Well, thank goodness, I haven't had a baby!!! LOL. My kids have kept me busy, as well as the volunteering I do at my daughter's school. Now, on to the weight, eating issue. It wasn't that great until 4 weeks ago, I said, "ENOUGH ALREADY!" I couldn't take i... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 23:45:40 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3620505 Yesterday, I went to WW and decided to get it over and done with and weigh in. I knew I was up. Technically, I didn't have to weigh in b/c I'm lifetime, but, I said, "I'm just gonna do it!" So, I did. I was up 1.4 lbs. That just gave me the incentive to get back on track right then! After the meeting, I ran to Ralph's to pick up some things. Got home and Rachel and I made Challah in honor of Rosh Hashana. I used to bake every week with the boys & I felt bad that Rachel never had that... Wed, 8 Sep 2010 23:53:01 EST Mt. Baldy II http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3616911 It all started Wednesday evening when Pagona called me. "hey, let's take Melissa and hike with her at Mt. Baldy!" (Melissa did Mt. Whiteny w/ us last year. She's from Seattle & was coming in for the long weekend). "I haven't trained Pagona. I can't do that." "oh sure you can. You're in good shape," says Pagona. Well, as we're talking, I'm getting more excited. I told her I had to check w/ DH & I'd get back to her. Went over to DH, leaned over and asked, "Jonathan, can I hike Mt. Baldy on ... Tue, 7 Sep 2010 23:15:37 EST I Fell Behind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3607838 I know, I was supposed to blog every day, but, life got hectic. Thursday, I spun at home, went to school, got my hair done & then, back to school to finish up for Back to School Picnic. Ran to get my son from his school, changed my clothes and, back to school again. Got to sit in the sun from 5:00 - 7:00, handing out envelopes to the parents. In the packet, they find out what class their child is in. Rachel and I were quite happy. She got the teacher we wanted!! YEAH! Got home just in... Sat, 4 Sep 2010 23:22:37 EST September Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3598747 Ok, so, I've been doing a lot of thinking for September. I think I have some good goals. Now, I just wish I could find something to train for (like so many of my SP friends). First, let's go over my August goals: <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Exercise 6-7 times a week. Oh yeah, haven't taken a day off in awhile. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> Be below 120: uh, nope, didn't get there. Not even close. <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> Be conscious of eating & track: well, I was kind of good with this, but didn... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 23:34:13 EST I went, but didn't weigh in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3594837 I know, you were expecting me to report. I weighed myself at home & was totally fine. I worked out, took a shower and got ready. I was just not in the mood to weigh in. As long as my scale was fine at home, I was fine. I really only need to weigh in once a month at WW b/c I'm a lifetime member. So, I'm good until next week. My scale at home said 125.4 and that's what I've been for about a week now. I'm hoping it'll go down. I would like to see a lower number already. I'm trying!! <B... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 23:36:01 EST Monday Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3591133 I went to the gym this morning and took my body sculpt class which I love. However, the insturctor informed us that he's changing the time starting on Wednesday: instead of an 8:15 class, it's now going to be 7:15. He has to take his kids to school. Well, there goes Mondays & Wednesdays. I can't make it to the gym until 8:30 once my princess starts school. Even now, with only dropping off my high schooler, I don't get there until 8:00. Now, I have to rethink about what I'm going to do. ... Mon, 30 Aug 2010 23:40:51 EST An Uneventful Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3587156 This morning, I did my usual Rocky Peak hike. Pagona, what happened to you?? Missed you! It was really nice. It was just the 3 girls this time. We had such a good time, shmoozing the whole way up & the whole way down. It took us 1 hour & 45 mins. It wasn't hot and it wasn't too cold. I came home & made myself oatmeal pancakes w/ blueberries. They are so yummy! I ended up being on the computer & phone, taking care of girl scout stuff. I didn't get into the shower until about 3:00pm.... Sun, 29 Aug 2010 23:00:24 EST Tired! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3584350 This morning, I did my usual: took an hour spin class and then, an hour body sculpt class. Both were great classes. Worked my butt off! Wish that was literally. Came home, took a shower, and then went to do some errands with DH & the princess: the bike store and Costco. Came home, caught up on all my emails and then, took the princess to a birthday party. She had a very good time. Got to see her friends that she hasn't seen all summer. We were there for 3 hours. Nice party!! Came ho... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 23:15:13 EST T.G.I.F http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3581936 Last night, my 18 year old came home from golfing and said, "Mom, I shot one under par on the back nine!" He was on such a high that he invited his little sister out for breakfast. I, of course, gave him money for it, but, he offered to take her. In doing so, he took his brother to school. That meant that I could go to the gym early. And, that's what I did. I was able to get in a good 35 minutes on the arctrainer before my boxing class. Then, I did another 35 minutes on the arctrainer.... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 23:45:39 EST Woo Hoo! (second try) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3578754 I hate when this happens. In the middle of typing my blog & bam, lose everything. I'll try my best to retype everything. Weighed in on Tuesday and.....I lost 1.4 lbs. So happy!! Felt great. Met two friends after to work on girl scout stuff. We have to be ready for the year. Took the princess to lunch. We met her friend & her teacher. Had a big salad & chicken. It was very yummy. After, we were off to a birthday party. It was our cousin's 8th birthday and she had a bubble party. ... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 23:45:41 EST A Busy Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3568166 I wanted to do this earlier, but, didn't work that way. It's been a long, busy day. Got up about 6:25 b/c i had to take my son to school. Dropped him off & ran to the gym. Thank goodness my other one is still home on some days to watch the princess!! Took a body sculpt class (upper body) and did the arctrainer for an hour. Got home about 10:30ish and was in that kitchen for over 2 1/2 hours. Going to a PTA meet and great the new principal (I'm on the board this year, executive v.p.) on... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 00:04:33 EST