MICHCLEARY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MICHCLEARY MICHCLEARY'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/ Am I ready to write this blog? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6442401 I've started over many times in my life. This is just one of those times again. <BR> <BR> Five years ago I was maintaining an 85 lb weight loss. Running races, teaching boot camp, and enjoying working out. Things became more painful and I started limping a lot. I ran my first half marathon and literally could barely walk the rest of the day. <BR> <BR> So started my journey on facing the fact that I finally had to get help. Also around that time my elderly mom moved in with me - she has... Fri, 22 Dec 2017 10:35:10 EST 2017 Great Start to a New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311146 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5d595588-517f-40b6-a722-42daf57003e9.jpg"> We read the book One Word as a corporate team this year in January. We had to pick an image to go with our word and put it on the bulletin board in the kitchen. My word is Rain, short for Rainmaker. <BR> <BR> I chose this word for multiple reasons. One, I am an owner of the company along with my business partner and we have close to 30 people who depend on us for paychecks. I want to make it "rai... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 10:32:53 EST Happy Valentines Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6095524 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4d25260f-5922-4921-9b66-67028fe3a59d.jpg"> I've completed three weeks of outpatient therapy post my hip replacement surgery. I have about four more weeks to go. I have about one more month to go before some restrictions on movement are lifted. Healing just takes time. I'm back to routinely getting about 2 miles a day of steps but if I get much more than that it hurts. My challenge is my non-surgical side. I will have to have that hip replace... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 09:05:43 EST Accountability Update and Notes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6066785 Monday is my weigh in day and this week I had about a 3oz loss. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I'm frustrated but also realistic. I managed to go all week and stay in my calorie range, except for one day. I logged in each day, got my 8 on water almost everyday, and ate healthy. I did good in physical therapy. <BR> <BR> Ultimately there will be weeks that you won't lose even when you do everything right. I had to laugh because my 21 year old daughter, improved her eating some, did a coupl... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 14:01:31 EST Jan 2016 Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6064746 I'm starting out this year recovering from Hip Replacement Surgery that I had in mid December. Here is a brief recap of what has happened: <BR> <BR> 3 years ago I was maintaining a 90 lb weight loss. My youngest was graduating from high school. That month my mom moved in with me and a also filed for divorce. We sold our house, moved, was a co-owner in a brand new company - see many major life changes crammed into a small space of time. <BR> <BR> My mother has had about six surgeries in ... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 10:05:29 EST Saturday - did good. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937010 Finished the day with more than my 8 on water and tracked all my food. The sun finally came out in Dallas and I took a few things outside in the sun and did some yoga, abs and assisted lunges. Sat, 30 May 2015 23:06:33 EST May goal achieved http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936508 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9b028839-0b15-43f2-8d9b-eb8000204db8.jpg"> I have surpassed my goal of 80 miles of steps for May. I'm actually at 95 miles with a couple days left in the month. I registered for the June medal tonight and set my goal at 90 miles. Fri, 29 May 2015 22:53:32 EST Emotionally charged times http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911965 Hey Sparkfriends: <BR> <BR> It's been a challenging couple of months for me. My mom fell on March 8th and fractured her hip. She had surgery, and then 2 weeks of rehab. We finally felt like she was turning the corner for good when we ended back up in the hospital again. <BR> <BR> She was admitted Tuesday morning and had one scope procedure today. The results are that she has to have a surgery on Friday that will be somewhat risky due to her age and health status. She's also having an... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 20:14:51 EST Hospital - Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890083 Mom is recovering well from surgery. She had a full day of therapists, tests, doctor visits, social worker, etc and then a well deserved rest this afternoon. I am still spending the night but will be at work tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I've managed to eat pretty well, got my steps in, and made my mom laugh when I opened up my lap top and did a 10 minute boot camp video with Coach Nicole. I did one of the old ones on you tube! That made me feel better about just sitting around the hospital room ... Mon, 9 Mar 2015 20:16:54 EST Mom in Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889381 well this isn't planned - my mom fell down this morning. She has five stitches above her eye and now will have 3 screws in her hip. Waiting for her to get out of surgery now. Could use some spark friend well wishes and prayers. She will have an 8 week recovery. I got in 20 minutes of walking here in the hospital. Trying to get my steps in regardless. Sun, 8 Mar 2015 17:58:39 EST March 5th Blog Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887733 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l428317904.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I felt like laying around like our big cat today. We were snowed and iced in around my neighborhood in Dallas. I worked from home. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l59152225.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm keeping in mind my goals and the fact that I want to be on the beach this summer. That means I have to workout now. So I finally pushed play on a PIYO video. I'm doing well tracking my step... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 19:39:52 EST March 1 Blog Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885030 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1313250470.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Closing out February and I met my walk/jog goal for the month. I had set my goal at 30 miles of logging steps through out the month and I finished at 35. I have set my March goal for 40 miles. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1752278290.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I did spend some time today prepping food for several days to start out the week. <BR> <BR> I'm two months into the get my life ba... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 19:18:51 EST Weekly update_Feb 8, 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871705 🎯 keeping my goal to blog weekly in order to stay connected to Sparkpeople 🏁 laced up my shoes yesterday and did the Hot Chocolate 5k and averaged just under 16 min miles with some walking and some jogging. My daughter did the race with me. 🍏 we went grocery shopping after and bought healthy food. We tried a new recipe called Pho vegetarian soup and made coconut raspberry Popsicles. I like the soup - would take out one pepper because it was a little too hot. I haven't tried the Popsicl... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 09:23:25 EST Weekly update_feb 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867114 🎉 one month of doing a weekly blog update. Small goal but still keeping me tied to Sparkpeople. Still logging in everyday. ☕️ taking it slow this morning over a healthy breakfast to sit here and plan. I've always found this to be helpful. We moved into our new office this. Weekend. I will have my own mini fridge in my office. When I was the most successful in my weight loss journey I would pick my meals the night before. 🍓 I just went through my healthy meals Pinterest board and made my... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 11:52:52 EST Weekly Blog update_jan 26th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863273 missed my due date on the blog by one day. I'm down with a bad cold and my daughter has the flu. Workouts have been zero while I'm sick. I did reach my goal of tracking 25 miles of steps this month. I have been pretty good about getting healthy food most days while I'm sick. One investment I made for healthy choices is that I bought one of those raising platforms for my new desk that allows me to raise my computer and monitor to a standing position. I'm moving into our new corporate off... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 20:44:58 EST Weekly blog update_jan 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857470 Short blog posting from my phone - meeting my once a week posting goal. My mom was admitted to the hospital through the ER last Sunday night. She was discharged on Friday afternoon. My stress was off the charts. My sleep was minimal. I spent the week sleeping on a recliner in her room and trying to work on my laptop using her adjustable table. I think there were two days that I managed to get in 20 minutes of low impact work and I did walk in the hospital some each day. I ate mostly healt... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 22:12:14 EST Weekly Blog Update_Sun Jan 11th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851946 <em>213</em> Hola - keeping my commitment to blog at least once a week and give an update so here goes: <BR> <BR> <em>356</em> I had a goal to get to the gym twice this week and I did that. Thursday and Saturday - both times on the elliptical. <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> I have a goal to log 25 miles this month in steps and combining steps and elliptical I am just under 14 miles so far this month. I will keep logging so I can get my medal that I showed you last time. <BR> <BR> <... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 16:25:46 EST January 4, 2015 Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845908 f <em>331</em> Well I set a new goal for the month to help me stay on track. I registered with Us Road Running - you can check it out here: <BR> <BR> <link>https://usroadrunning.com/index.php?<BR>club_id=2617 </link> <BR> <BR> I signed up for the Goal Program this month and set my goal for 25 miles of walking or jogging for the month. If I complete my goal then I get the medal. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2105120513.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm consideri... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 18:43:44 EST January 1, 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843275 Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> December 2014 was my first month back in well over a year. I made some small goals and mostly just wanted to get consistent with logging back in and starting to track a few things. <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> I made it through the holidays with some improvements and here I am so goal met in general, although I didn't hit all the goals I had. <BR> <BR> 2015 Goals: <BR> 1. Log in every day for 2015 - logging in - even when it's just that - keeps me... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 20:47:49 EST January 1, 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843274 Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> December 2014 was my first month back in well over a year. I made some small goals and mostly just wanted to get consistent with logging back in and starting to track a few things. <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> I made it through the holidays with some improvements and here I am so goal met in general, although I didn't hit all the goals I had. <BR> <BR> 2015 Goals: <BR> 1. Log in every day for 2015 - logging in - even when it's just that - keeps me... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 20:47:49 EST Sunday Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833037 Just a short blog to recap my week - <BR> <BR> I'm still here and I think I've only missed ne day logging in. I'm still doing better on my water consumption, and today I tracked all my food for the first time since I've been back on SP. <BR> <BR> I feel good most days that I'm making consistently better choices with food, and I'm incorporating more working out. <BR> <BR> It was a seriously stressful week this week. More so than it's been for a while and I thought I was already under stre... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 20:21:53 EST December 6th Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828799 <em>411</em> Well week 1 in to getting back on SP and I feel good about where I'm headed. <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> I've done much better on my water, and using the app on my phone to track that is helping me remember to get it in. <BR> <BR> <em>277</em> I have done much better on choosing healthy meals, not skipping breakfasts, and logging a little bit. Having healthy food in the house is always a plus. <BR> <BR> <em>332</em> <em>323</em> <em>362</em> I have been doing so... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 21:16:49 EST Thanks Friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825312 <em>334</em> The comments on my previous blog gave me a lift and a smile. Nice to see some old friends still on SP. I wanted to report back in after my first blog in a long time on how my goals are going. <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> I have been logging my workouts and getting in at least 20 minutes a day. Day 1 was house keeping so to speak. I did a couple hours of moving furniture, completely cleaning, getting the Christmas tree up, and totally revamping my workout area. I broke a swe... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 17:50:45 EST Well Hello There..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824225 It's been over a year since I posted a blog entry. My healthy lifestyle fell apart. They say it takes 21 days to make a habit. I spent over 4 years on SP making healthy habits and managed to still lose them all...so here I am again. Re-evaluating and setting up a plan to get back on track. <BR> <BR> So what happened in the last 18 months or so that threw me for such a loop? <BR> <BR> * my mom moved in with me and I became her primary care giver - significant in that in the last 18 month... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 11:10:00 EST A great day.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486061 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l697184195.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If you want to get and stay healthy for the rest of your life it really is a daily choice that you have to make each morning when you get up....or any moment in the day there after if you start off on the wrong foot. Don't every write a whole day off because you messed up in a few moments prior. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1752361362.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I had a really amaz... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 10:08:32 EST 4 years on SparkPeople.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475067 <em>236</em> I just passed my 4 year anniversary on SparkPeople. Woo Hoo! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l365979219.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I guess if I wanted to pass on some type of inspiration at this milestone I would say allow yourself to be human on journey. Allow your journey to be unique. <BR> <BR> I certainly haven't been perfect over the last 5 years of my journey (4 on spark and one before). I'm not at my ideal weight or shape in my mind. Some people ... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 21:22:57 EST 2,262 mile Virtual Journey finished http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5459115 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2067589251.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Three years ago this month I started a virtual journey on one of my spark teams. The goal was to start from wherever you lived and journey by tracking your mileage to Forks, Washington. That was the place that started the Twilight Saga in the original book Twilight. In order for me to get there, I had to track 2,262 miles. This month I finished that journey. <BR> <BR> Here are a few pictures from along my jou... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 18:40:54 EST June 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406719 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l853192636.jpg"> <BR> <BR> One of my most faithful workout buddies over the last year. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1335158949.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Race for July - Splash Dash - this was the first race where both of my daughter's did the race with me. My oldest daughter doesn't usually like these things but I think she enjoyed it enough to want to do another race with us. <BR> <BR> We're working out more -... Sun, 30 Jun 2013 21:13:06 EST Short Note http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385156 I haven't blogged in a while but I just had to post a short note about some good health related news I got lately. <BR> <BR> My business partner and I submitted health information and lab work a couple of weeks ago because we are going to purchase key man life insurance policies on each other. I was notified that due to my excellent health I qualified for the best possible rates provided for the insurance we were asking for. <BR> <BR> That wouldn't have happened four years ago before I ... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 22:21:23 EST Catch Up Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5354389 Periodically over the last almost four years I've joked about needing a road kill emoticon! <BR> <BR> My month changed in a dramatic way. I spent last week in Brownsville, Tx packing my mother up and listing her house. We drove - or I guess I did and she rode - almost 12 hours yesterday to get her to my house. The UHaul is unpacked and returned and she spent her first full day at my house today. <BR> <BR> <em>182</em> Last Sunday May 5th - I did complete the Cinco de Miler 5 mile race... Sun, 12 May 2013 20:58:44 EST Insanity Journal - Day 2 and 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344848 Missed blogging last night due to fatigue! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l197275611.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I made it through Day 2 and 3 of my Insanity Asylum challenge workout. Yesterday was a strength training day with quite a few weight exercises. Today was Back To Core and man my back is going to be crazy sore tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I'm eating healthy and drinking my recovery drink. <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> Hot bath soon and then some zzzzz's. I'm teaching boo... Fri, 3 May 2013 22:51:38 EST My Insanity Journal - Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5342462 <em>244</em> I'm done with Day 1 of my Insanity Asylum workout. Man it was tough. I'm sure I will be sore tomorrow, and the day after that, and the day after that....etc. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1719840659.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Note - this is not a beginner workout so if you're just starting your journey do not get this one. <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> For those of you who followed along on my 21 Day Ultimate Reset I finished at 11.8 lbs down. I finished ... Wed, 1 May 2013 20:50:10 EST Week Review - Post Reset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336810 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1264693161.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well I'm officially a week out from my 21 day reset and I still feel great. My weight loss is at 12.8 lbs now so I'm past the worry of what will happen when I'm done. <BR> <BR> <em>284</em> Good habits are continuing and I'm still caffeine, sugar, gluten and dairy free with no desires to go back. Well - minus the one end of pizza crust I took from my son's pizza this week. :P <BR> <BR> <em>363</em> Now... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 21:52:35 EST Foam Run 5k Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332289 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1318039462.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a picture of me and my best friend after the race this weekend. We got just a tad bit dirty. <BR> <BR> Here are a couple of obstacles we had to get thru: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l665151045.jpg"> <BR> <BR> One of the obstacles that I was worried about was this slide - 3 stories tall. I put my head down and counted the steps to get to the top. Once up there I had ... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 22:11:21 EST Day 21 - Reset Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5328936 <em>250</em> I'm on the last day of my reset! Woo Hoo. <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> this morning I was down 11.8 lbs. Tomorrow morning will be my final weight in, pictures and measurements. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> A celebration in my journey today - I was going through the back of my closet looking for stuff while packing for my Foam Fest 5k and found a nice workout jacket my husband had given me several Christmas' ago. At the time it was too small and I couldn't wear it. It's been han... Fri, 19 Apr 2013 17:26:50 EST Why I do what I do.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5326548 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1923409418.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a picture I have shared before of me on the right and my best friend on the left. I think this might have been the heaviest weight for both of us. <BR> <BR> We've both been on our healthy lifestyle journey for just about four years now. Here are a couple of pics during that journey: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1396420514.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is one of my favorite just... Wed, 17 Apr 2013 14:03:37 EST Day 18 - Reset Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5325796 <em>334</em> Day 18 is done! I did not weigh in this morning - I was at my best friend's house and I don't use anyone's scale but my own so tomorrow will be an interesting weigh in. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> since I knew I was going to Susie's house last night, I packed up my food for today. In my purse when I left was an apple, mango, tangerine, and a baked sweet potato. I stopped at the store near her house and got a container of mixed fruit and a spinach salad from the salad bar. <BR... Tue, 16 Apr 2013 22:46:34 EST Day 17 Reset Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5324602 <em>334</em> Day 17 of my reset is in the books and I stayed strong. <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> Weigh in today and I'm down 11 lbs. <BR> <BR> <em>488</em> Breakfast was 1/2 an apple, some cantaloupe, and strawberries. <BR> <BR> <em>373</em> Lunch was a Morracan carrot salad over 3 cups of greens with some pumpkin seeds. <BR> <BR> <em>478</em> My afternoon snack was my Tropical Shakeology with frozen pineapple and my supplement. <BR> <BR> <em>367</em> Dinner was a baked sweet... Mon, 15 Apr 2013 23:20:45 EST Day 16 - Reset Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5323282 <em>248</em> Day 16 is done and I'm on track. <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> My weigh in this morning was 9.6 down and that is my max so far during the cleanse. I'm hoping to shoot past that tomorrow. <BR> <BR> <em>289</em> Breakfast was strawberries, 1/2 pear and I think in my haste to get ready for church I may have forgotten my other fruit. <BR> <BR> <em>368</em> Lunch was my large salad that I had prepped before church. I had a meeting this afternoon and knew I would be racing so ... Sun, 14 Apr 2013 22:00:18 EST Day 15 - Reset Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5322242 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2054860675.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I wanted to share this picture I found about the benefits of Kale. <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> Another day in the books of my 21 day reset and the time is flying by! <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> I'm down 9.4 lbs so far. I had hoped to reach somewhere between 10-15 lbs so I'm close to at least entering that space. <BR> <BR> <em>45</em> Breakfast - typically way too early for me on Saturday's because I teach a wom... Sat, 13 Apr 2013 22:10:51 EST Day 14 - Reset Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5321322 <em>248</em> Two weeks into my 3 week cleanse and it's been an amazing experience. <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> Weigh in and I'm back down to 9.2 lbs lost. If you have been following my blogs, I was up yesterday 1.6 lbs for whatever reason. I dropped 1.4 of that overnight. <BR> <BR> <em>289</em> Breakfast was another fruit plate and I had apple, orange, and cantelope. We were running out of produce so this was what I could scrape together. <BR> <BR> <em>373</em> The morning was c... Fri, 12 Apr 2013 22:55:32 EST Day 13 - Reset Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5320231 <em>334</em> News flash - I'm human and not superwoman. I just thought I'd get that out there in case you were worried. <BR> <BR> I was far from perfect today as I spent about 5+ hours in crisis tax mode researching things for my accountant. So here's how my day went: <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> I weighed in with a gain of 1.6lbs. Who knows why? This is why I don't recommend weighing on a daily basis because your body can fluctuate as much as 7 lbs and it could be related to water reten... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 23:03:07 EST Day 12 - Reset Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319023 <em>244</em> Another day in the books and I stayed on track! <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> I weighed in this morning 9.6 lbs down. <BR> <BR> <em>491</em> Breakfast was 1/2 grapefruit, 1/2 large apple, and 1 cup strawberry, blackberry, raspberry mixture. <BR> <BR> <em>140</em> Lunch was a very large salad and hearty vegetable miso soup. This was the first time for this soup recipe and I really liked it. <BR> <BR> <em>478</em> My afternoon snack was my Tropical Shakeology with 1 cup... Wed, 10 Apr 2013 22:56:37 EST Day 11 - Reset results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5317761 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l6908132.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Day 11 - eating for my health. I weighed in this morning and I'm down 8.4 lbs. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> I woke up in the best mood I can remember in a long time and carried that through most of the day. <BR> <BR> <em>289</em> Breakfast was 1 cup of fresh raspberries, 4 large strawberries, 1/2 a large apple and some cantalope. <BR> <BR> <em>373</em> Lunch was a new recipe for me. It was a quinoa, lentil, a... Tue, 9 Apr 2013 22:51:19 EST Day 10 - Reset Notes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5316445 <em>4</em> Today is day 10 for me on my reset. I was not at my house this morning so I did not weigh in. I don't like to use any other scales than my own so I'll post my weigh in tomorrow. <BR> <BR> <em>210</em> Breakfast - 1 kiwi and 3 cups of organic fruit including honey dew melon, cantelope, blackberries and strawberries. <BR> <BR> <em>368</em> Lunch - large salad with toasted pumpkin seeds and homemade dressing. So much it took me an hour and 20 minutes to just eat it all. <... Mon, 8 Apr 2013 22:06:36 EST Day 9 - Reset Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5315193 <em>248</em> Day 9 is now in the books and I stayed on course despite some challenges to schedule and meal plan. <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> Weigh in - down 7.2 lbs. This is an additional .4 lbs from the day before. <BR> <BR> <em>478</em> Breakfast - I got up and just could not talk myself into chickpeas for breakfast so I did the optional Tropical Shakeology with frozen pineapple and water. <BR> <BR> <em>368</em> Lunch was my huge salad and a black bean/rice mixture. I'm totally ... Sun, 7 Apr 2013 22:50:22 EST Day 8 Reset Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5314110 <em>205</em> Today's workout was a participation in the Dandy Walker 1 Mile Fun Walk to help raise awareness for Dandy Walker Syndrome. I posted a couple of pictures on my FB page (Michelene Cleary). I've got an issue syncing my phone to my computer right now so I can't upload those yet. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1125869103.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I found this image on FB today on the page of a fellow trainer. I wanted to share it since this week's cleanse f... Sat, 6 Apr 2013 22:45:17 EST Day 7 Reset- Week 1 Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5313060 <em>192</em> Day 7 and I'm down 6.4 lbs. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1139847086.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm done with week one of my reset and feeling really well. Here is what I had today: <BR> <BR> <em>254</em> Breakfast was serving of oatmeal with 1/2 chopped apple and 1 T ground flaxseed. <BR> <BR> <em>368</em> Lunch was a huge salad with pumpkin seeds and a cup of miso soup. <BR> <BR> <em>367</em> Dinner was 1/2 a large sweet potato, and a black... Fri, 5 Apr 2013 21:31:13 EST Day 6 - Reset Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5312013 <em>104</em> I'm through Day 6 of my reset and I'm on track. <BR> <BR> <em>106</em> Breakfast was 2 eggs with 1 1/2 cups spinach and 1/4 of an avocado and then in the car on my way to a client's office I had orange mandarin tea. <BR> <BR> <em>368</em> Lunch - since I was commuting an hour each way to see a client, I packed my lunch to go and was prepared when I got out at 12:15 to sit in the car and eat before I got back on the road. I had a large salad and brown rice. I didn't ... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 22:58:59 EST Day 5 - Reset results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5310660 <em>192</em> Day 5 weigh in and I'm down 5.6 lbs <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> I followed the meal plan and did all the supplements <BR> <BR> <em>106</em> breakfast was oatmeal with 1/2 chopped apple, 3 T walnuts and 1 T maple syrup. I never could find farina even though I went to four stores so I opted for oatmeal instead. <BR> <BR> <em>368</em> I had a very healthy lunch of quinoa salad, hummus and veggies. I looked at the serving size multiple times to make sure I was getting ever... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 21:14:35 EST