MISSMRWHITE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MISSMRWHITE MISSMRWHITE'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/ My Year In Running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5295606 I'm giving a speech this weekend to my Toastmasters club but thought i would share it here too as it seems relevant. Please let me know if there is anything I should change. Thanks for feedback. <BR> <BR> I like to think of myself as a runner. I'm sure people who are actual runners would laugh at that as I'm a bit slow… power walkers sometimes pass me. Yet still, I think of myself as a runner. In my head I'm graceful, sleek, and quick. Like an Olympic athlete. In reality I look like a sp... Thu, 21 Mar 2013 22:56:41 EST Slacker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5254656 I have been quite the slacker and never seem to post anything. Part of it is that I was in a rather bad mood for a few weeks (due to stress at work and complications in my personal life) and didn't really want to share that negative energy as I am attempting to only spread positive energy!! Right now I'm trying to figure out if I have a cold or just allergies. I'm rather stuffy and my head is pounding (the Tylenol dosen't seem to be doing anything) but other than that I don't feel too bad... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 10:14:52 EST January 16, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209913 Good morning world, <BR> Today I'm grateful for morning group power. I did not sleep well and it was a struggle to get out of bed this morning, but I got up and got my butt to group power and feel great for it! OK my arms twitch every time I hear 'Bad Medicine' but i'm contributing group power to my looking great! <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to being grateful for a good night sleep but right now it's just not happening. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day universe! Wed, 16 Jan 2013 11:20:51 EST It's a whole new week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5206407 I feel like I've been slacking on my being grateful posts, not because I'm not grateful for lots of things, more because I've been away from my lap top. <BR> I guess today I'm kinda grateful for those days that I am away from my computer. Although it would be very odd for me to give up electronics all together. Without my iPhone I would probably forget where I'm suppose to be... besides, I really like the spark people app that allows me to scan bar codes making it easy to add my morning pro... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:05:13 EST Tuesday Jan 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197439 I've been away from my lap top for a few days and i haven't tried to edit this from my iPad. I have been house sitting for 3 weeks. I'm very grateful to be going home today, even if I have a complicated living situation. I'm looking forward to a good night sleep! <BR> <BR> I'm also grateful for a perfect yoga class last night. It was exactly what i needed! The chocolate martini afterward was nice too! <BR> <BR> Here's to having a warm bed to sleep in!! Tue, 8 Jan 2013 18:02:57 EST Saturday - January 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192349 I am incredibly grateful to live in Colorado! I shouldn't share this as we like to encourage the rumor that the weather here is terrible but really, most days are gorgeous! Today was no exception. I spent the day with a new friend (who i am very grateful for!) at Rocky Mountain National Park. It was a beautiful day with a beautiful person! I guess i'm just extra grateful today. I'm also grateful to have a spare clicker for my car as I lost mine while at the park. <BR> <BR> Have a wonde... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 22:46:27 EST Friday!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5190053 It's been an odd week... I had Tuesday off for New Years, then took Thursday off for fun. It was a bit weird to work Monday, Wednesday, Friday... it felt more like 3 Mondays. I think I'm ready for some regularity in my schedule. <BR> <BR> I'm resolving to be more grateful this year. I realize that isn't a measurable goal as I was grateful last year, asking how does one measure ones gratefulness? I will post regularly (at least 3 times a week) what I am grateful for. I will let others kn... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 12:57:01 EST It's a new year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5186267 Happy New Year Universe! <BR> I'm very excited to start the year without a goal of loosing weight. I hit my goal last year... not only hit it but lost more weight than I was expecting. I've now reached the point that I shouldn't loose any more weight or I'll go into the too light range. I guess this years goal will just to maintain! <BR> <BR> I turned 40 last month and broke up with my boyfriend of 6 years. It was a bit of a rough month. I am ready for the new year. I'm excited abo... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 13:37:16 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5152717 Wow I've been so busy this week I haven't had a chance to write anything. I'm grateful to have a job!!! And it keeps me busy! <BR> <BR> Today I completed a 5K. I had a goal this year to complete a 5K each month and I did it. I completed 13 runs (12 5K's and 1 4 mile). My first 5K was on new years day and I came in at 46 minutes. Today I came in at 31:13. Weather anyone is proud of me or not, I'm proud of myself. This was a great goal for me to have and has been a wonderful experienc... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 15:26:31 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147839 Sunday I was grateful for gluten free pasta at Biagi's <BR> <BR> Monday: It has been a very long day filled with meetings. I'm grateful to have a job!!! Tue, 27 Nov 2012 00:02:52 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5145528 I am unprepared for everything. I don't know where summer went as I was planning on cleaning out my storage unit this summer and organize things a bit. I was also planning on getting ahead and start making Christmas cards months ago so I wouldn't be doing last minute work. But none of this happened and I making Christmas cards today! I am working hard in hopes of getting enough cards done. <BR> I'm grateful I still have another day to work on Christmas stuff! Sat, 24 Nov 2012 23:32:38 EST Friday!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5144345 Today I'm grateful for having the day off and having yummy leftovers! I'm also grateful that there are only enough left overs for about 2 meals and I won't have turkey coming out of my ears for the next week. I'm off to craft holiday cards (I'm grateful for that too)! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday!!! Fri, 23 Nov 2012 15:19:06 EST Turkey Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143537 Seriously, where are the days going? They just keep flying by! <BR> <BR> Tuesday: Grateful to have a flexible schedule at work and great coworker to have margarita lunches with on someones birthday! <BR> <BR> Wednesday: Happy to get to leave work 3 hours early! <BR> <BR> Thursday: as it's Thanksgiving I have lots to be grateful for - my wonderful friend who is making me gluten free stuffing and pie, another friend to run the 4-mile turkey trot with me this morning, the modern inventi... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 14:06:13 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140268 Wow, I'm way behind on my gratefulness! <BR> <BR> Thursday - grateful for early morning exercise, even if it's hard to get out of bed. <BR> Friday - grateful for a day off!!! It's great to have some vacation time just to blow on a day for myself <BR> Saturday - friends to teach me new things <BR> Sunday - a heated pool in the complex to swim in the winter. Sunday is normally a running day for me but my heal had been bothering me for a few days so skipped my run and went for a swim instead.... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 10:32:03 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135031 It's Wednesday morning. I'm still happy with my bike ride and it made me feel better this morning as I started the day a little sad. I rode to work and got dressed and my pants are quite loose. I am grateful for this as these pants were tight just a year ago. I've reached my goal weight and a few more pounds too but making an effort not to loose any more. It's great that all my clothes are loose, but sadly I can't afford to by new clothes. I guess I'll have to scrape together a couple o... Wed, 14 Nov 2012 10:14:06 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134316 Monday - I'm grateful for having the chance to spend time with a friend... being spontaneous and getting pedicures! <BR> <BR> Tuesday - I'm grateful for a job that keeps me busy. I guess right now I'm just grateful for a job at all, even if money is tight - it could be worse! <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday everyone! Tue, 13 Nov 2012 17:40:11 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131717 I really need to work harder at adding thoughts each day. <BR> <BR> Friday - I'm grateful for the chance to meet new people! It's always nice to make new connections and a bit of an adventure stepping out on my own. <BR> <BR> Saturday - I'm grateful for bike trails, or just paved paths in general. It's so peaceful riding along in the morning. I know I was grateful for bike riding on Monday but my Saturday ride was so nice I just had to include it too. <BR> <BR> Sunday - I was feeling li... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 16:15:06 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128349 OK I'm a little behind in putting in my happy thoughts for the day. Here are my happy thoughts for the last few days: <BR> Tuesday - I am so grateful to live in a country that allows me to vote! It's a blessing to be a woman in this country. <BR> Wednesday - I'm so happy the election is over and the adds, phone calls, and posts will (hopefully) come to an end. <BR> Thursday - I'm happy to make it to morning weight lifting class. I have been good about going to weight lifting class but usua... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 10:53:45 EST It's a new day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5124689 I meant to start this blog post yesterday as I was thinking of it. I need to start posting what has made me happy each day. Some days I need to search for what makes me happy (as my life is in a bit of turmoil) but each day I will find something that makes me happy and be grateful for it. I'll start with yesterday: <BR> I am grateful for Sunday morning runs! It's so peaceful and quiet out on Sunday morning. It's just me and the road ahead (and sometimes those dogs that like to run by me ... Mon, 5 Nov 2012 10:26:37 EST Life... it's what's happening, today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117931 Do you ever get the feeling that the days are coming at you too fast? I try to take it one day at a time but sometimes I feel like the days are rushing at me all at once and other days just seem to disappear. I'm sure you know the feeling of what happened to the weekend? <BR> Last week I fought a cold all week. It really did feel like a fight as I didn't have much energy left for anything else. Right now my personal life kinda sucks (a lot). That also requires a tremendous amount of en... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 12:49:20 EST Happy Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4983442 Another Monday has arrived, starting the work week. For the past few weeks I've been getting an e-mail each Monday morning from a friend that has been a nice little ego boost. These quick words of encouragement have really done wonders. My friend is out of town for the next 2 weeks meaning I won't be getting my morning message. I realized this morning how much those message effect me. I like to think that my self esteem is alright - I'm fairly smart, with the help of spark people I'm doi... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 15:14:55 EST May 2nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4206101 Happy May!! <BR> I can't believe how quickly this year is flying by. It started out a bit rough. I was having some health problems that lead to having a hysterectomy. I now feel much better!! However, because of being under the weather and surgery, I haven't exercised much this year. I started back up in April without a real plan. I am now starting the Spring into fitness boot camp workout. I've made it through the first two days in May and doing well. Does 2 days count as a streak? Mon, 2 May 2011 22:44:47 EST College Students http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3581751 I work on a college campus and this week is the first week of classes. For some reason college students forget what they learned the very first day of school - look both ways before crossing the street. I nearly ran over several this week who couldn't be bothered to use cross walks - there were too busy on the phone. Ironically these same people then get behind the wheel and can't be bothered to stop at stop signs. So today's tip is use crosswalks, wait for the walking man, and look bot... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 22:20:34 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3578532 I'm a little unmotivated to exercise today. This afternoon the water heater went out and we won't have hot water until sometime tomorrow. I decided to go for a walk this evening. It cooled down to about 85 so it was a lovely evening and I didn't work up a sweat requiring a shower. I guess I will take a quick cold shower in the morning. <BR> <BR> I've been very good this week and managed to keep at the calorie goals. Today I'm a bit hungry for chocolate! Thu, 26 Aug 2010 22:25:26 EST Psylium Husk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3575050 My doctor recommended taking psylium husk for better poo production. On the first day I mixed it with water and immediately spit it out - very bad tasting. <BR> <em>234</em> I really had a hard time taking it. She recommended that I try mixing it with juice. This only made the juice taste bad - I had a hard time drinking apple juice again for a while. I had to stop taking it it was so bad! <BR> I found pills, which are also hard to swallow but I don't spew them. They have a lot le... Wed, 25 Aug 2010 22:29:14 EST Yoga http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3571828 I have been taking a yoga class at the gym for about 6 weeks. I love this class. I always feel relaxed yet energized after. I also feel taller. <BR> <BR> There have been a couple of times that the normal instructor has been out, leaving a substitute. Last weeks substitute was great but it was very different from the class I am use to, this makes it a bit challenging when you are expecting one thing and get something different. <BR> <BR> Today's class was great! I have never been able t... Wed, 25 Aug 2010 00:13:20 EST Scale Fear http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3568153 I don't have a scale at home. I hate to base my idea of fitness on the scale. However, after a visit to the doctor let me know I was pushing 150. I started slow, going to aerobics class 2x a week at the senior center. I pushed it up and joined a gym. Now I am going most days. I still don't have a scale at home (and don't plan to get one) but once and a while I will get on the scale at the gym. Sadly it hasn't moved any, I'm still pushing 150. This is quite frustrating! Now I don't wa... Tue, 24 Aug 2010 00:01:11 EST