MONTANAGAL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MONTANAGAL MONTANAGAL'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/ Blessings when you least expect them http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5212556 So, it's been quite a while since my last blog. For those who don't know me, I lost alot of weight several years ago (5 yrs) with the help of a nutritonist. I had much success. Then I started feeling invincible, like I could do this on my own, I had the tools and I knew what to do. Then gradually, I put the wt back on, especially with the passing of my beloved Mother last September. So, fast forward to today....I have been working out regularly, food tracking, yet the scales are not budging a... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 07:31:39 EST Getting in Ship Shape-- Cruise Shape that is:) November 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4350898 Time to get serious and get in Cruise Shape. Going on a CARNIVAL Eastern Caribbean Cruise in November 2011 w hubster. Can't wait. This will be our 4th Cruise! This one is a 7 day w stops at Nassau, Grand Tu rk, St Thomas, and San Juan. Some snorkeling is definately in order. Bought a new swimsuit on clearance yesterday. Fits pretty good I must say:) But I want to lose 20 lbs by November. I've done it before, and I can do it now... I know what to do, thanks to my nutritionist and also my exerc... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 08:59:14 EST Great end to 2010 and new start of 2011.... Feeling Great!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3879576 So I just had a great ending to the year 2010. All thru the holidays I worked out regularly and kept the sweets in check.. only one or two here and there and didn't over indulge. I was STRONG!!! And to show for it, I lost almost 14 lbs since October 15th. Wooohoo!!! What an AWESOME feeling!! <BR> <BR> And the NEW YEAR 2011 is gonna be even better:) Started off January 1st with a 50 minute Ellitptical workout and another one today, Jan. 2nd. If I'm gonna do it, I HAVE to!! NO EXCUSES!!! PERI... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 09:07:00 EST Making more time for me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3562757 As many may know, I have been blogging every day recently about my workouts. I am finding it harder to do, with working a full time job w crazy shifts and getting my workouts in, so I have deleted some of my sparkteams, I just don't find some of them are motivating me any more, and that frees up some time for me:) Will try blogging maybe once a week to keep up and accountable for my workouts. Other than that, I have gotten down to one SparkTeam and still use Spark to journal my food every day... Sun, 22 Aug 2010 14:33:42 EST Thursday 08.19.2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3552756 08.14- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.15- Elliptical 60 mins. <BR> 08.16- Curves workout 30 mins, Elliptical 30 mins <BR> 08.17- Rest. <BR> 08.18- 3 mile walk <BR> 08.19- Elliptical 40 mins. <BR> <BR> It's my Friday... Yippeee... AND payday weekend!! <BR> <BR> Thu, 19 Aug 2010 08:43:21 EST Wednesday 08.18.2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3552749 08.14- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.15- Elliptical 60 mins. <BR> 08.16- Curves workout 30 mins, Elliptical 30 mins <BR> 08.17- Rest. <BR> 08.18- 3 mile walk <BR> <BR> <BR> Hot water heater busted last night. Nephew is a plumber, so he came this morning to install a new one, with a discount:). So no sweaty workout for me this morning, but I DID get in a 3 mile walk w Max. Yeah!!! Thu, 19 Aug 2010 08:42:03 EST Tuesday 08.17.2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3545737 08.14- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.15- Elliptical 60 mins. <BR> 08.16- Curves workout 30 mins, Elliptical 30 mins <BR> 08.17- Rest. <BR> <BR> Worked til midnite last night. Boy did I sleep good after my double workouts and then work all day:) Getting ready to head out to work again... my Wednesday... half way thru my work week. That dang last half pound is STILL hangin on!! Oh well... not giving up... keep on movin!! Tue, 17 Aug 2010 09:35:50 EST Monday 08.16.2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3542413 08.14- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.15- Elliptical 60 mins. <BR> 08.16- Curves workout 30 mins, Elliptical 30 mins. <BR> <BR> Kaye and Raven... thanks for your positive and sweet comments on my page:) You gals keep me goin:) <BR> <BR> Didn't sleep well last nite... dang hormones!! But I did get up as scheduled and went to Curves for a good strong workout, THEN I came home, ate my banana and yogurt, and then jumped on my elliptical for a 30 min sweaty workout while watching "The View".... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 11:47:59 EST Sunday 08.15.2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3538886 08.08- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.09- Rest. <BR> 08.10- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08,11- Rest. <BR> 08.12- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.13- Rest. <BR> 08.14- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.15- Elliptical 60 mins. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Got 10 points on the spark wheel today.. yeah baby!!! And down 9 lbs for the last 4 weeks.... yahooo!!! I am doing this!!! No excuses... no whining... just getting it done!!! And no one is gonna bring me down... like the song says... "I get knocked down,... Sun, 15 Aug 2010 11:10:04 EST Saturday 08.14.2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3536272 08.08- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.09- Rest. <BR> 08.10- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08,11- Rest. <BR> 08.12- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.13- Rest. <BR> 08.14- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> <BR> Kinda slacked off a little this week... Need to kick it up a notch next week. WILL DO:) Up at 0330 this am to go into work for a couple hours OT. We are SOOO shorthanded. Had my gym bag all packed and at the door last night to take w me this am. So... after work, I headed straight to CURVES... Feels ... Sat, 14 Aug 2010 11:24:03 EST Friday 08.13.2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3534246 08.01- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.02- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.03- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 08.04- Rest. <BR> 08.05- Rest. <BR> 08.06- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.07- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.08- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.09- Rest. <BR> 08.10- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08,11- Rest. <BR> 08.12- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.13- Rest. <BR> <BR> Unplanned rest day... much needed... it's my Saturday. Hubby and I spent the day together... riding around in our brand new Escape..... Fri, 13 Aug 2010 16:04:40 EST Thursday 08.12.2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3529314 08.01- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.02- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.03- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 08.04- Rest. <BR> 08.05- Rest. <BR> 08.06- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.07- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.08- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.09- Rest. <BR> 08.10- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08,11- Rest. <BR> 08.12- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> <BR> <BR> It's my Friday!!! Yahhooooo!!! Got my cardio on today... Did you?? <BR> Thu, 12 Aug 2010 11:06:47 EST Wednesday 08.11.2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3524682 08.01- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.02- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.03- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 08.04- Rest. <BR> 08.05- Rest. <BR> 08.06- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.07- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.08- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.09- Rest. <BR> 08.10- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08,11- Rest. <BR> <BR> <BR> Well, scales are smiling on me this morning for sure. DOWN .6 lbs... Only a half a lb to go til my next GOAL!!!!! Sweet!!!!!! I'm so happy. Was starting to be a little discoura... Wed, 11 Aug 2010 09:06:17 EST Tuesday 08.10.2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3521337 08.01- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.02- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.03- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 08.04- Rest. <BR> 08.05- Rest. <BR> 08.06- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.07- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.08- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.09- Rest. <BR> 08.10- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> <BR> <BR> Good strong Curves workout this morning. Well, that last lb is STILL hangin on, but something I recently heard really made sense... Don't look at how far you have to go, but at how far you've come... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 10:29:43 EST Monday 08.09.2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3518245 08.01- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.02- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.03- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 08.04- Rest. <BR> 08.05- Rest. <BR> 08.06- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.07- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.08- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.09- Rest. <BR> <BR> Rest day for me today:) That last measly pound is hanging on... but I'm not gonna get discouraged... it WILL come off:) Mon, 9 Aug 2010 13:22:39 EST Sunday 08.08.2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3515141 08.01- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.02- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.03- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 08.04- Rest. <BR> 08.05- Rest. <BR> 08.06- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.07- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.08- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> <BR> <BR> What an awesome start to my day!!! Arctrainer at gym for 60 mins.. DONE!!! Headed to work this afternoon til midnite.. <BR> <BR> Hubby and I bought a new 2010 Ford Escape (Red) yesterday, so I am having fun with it.. Its so cute!! and that new car s... Sun, 8 Aug 2010 13:05:40 EST Saturday 08.07.2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3511896 08.01- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.02- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.03- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 08.04- Rest. <BR> 08.05- Rest. <BR> 08.06- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.07- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to my fab hubby today:) Love ya!! <BR> <BR> Scales are up just a half lb this am, but we ate at Chili's last night and even tho I ate from their healthy menu part, the sodium content was thru the roof, so I know i'm retaining water today. Not gonna worry about it, it'll co... Sat, 7 Aug 2010 09:25:07 EST Friday 08.06.2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3510139 08.01- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.02- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.03- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 08.04- Rest. <BR> 08.05- Rest. <BR> 08.06- Arctrainer 60 min. <BR> <BR> <BR> Only 1 more pound til my next mini goal... Woop woop!!! Today on the arctrainer (60 mins) I was telling myself... "push thru it, you can do it.... get to one hour,,, keep going"... And you know what???? I did it!!! 740 calories burned!!! <BR> <BR> GO ME!!!!! <em>306</em> <em>224</em> <em>345</em> <em>334</em> ... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 15:17:39 EST Thursday 08.05.2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3506911 08.01- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.02- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.03- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 08.04- Rest. <BR> 08.05- Rest. <BR> <BR> Okay... so check it out... 2 Rest days in a row, but you know what?? It's all good. I'm still lifting lotsa luggage today at work. Tomorrow and Saturday will be workout days, finishing off the week w 5 days workouts and 2 rest days. Tomorrow will be an hour of the Arctrainer at the gym, and Saturday will be Curves, with my weigh and measure. I haven't ... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 16:13:39 EST Wednesday 08.04.2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3501927 08.01- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.02- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.03- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 08.04- Rest. <BR> <BR> <BR> Well, something is obviously working for me... Scales down AGAIN this morning...little by litte its coming down. I have been maintaining my daily calories around 1600-1700 per day and that is when I've seen the scales come down again. I truly believe that eating just a bit more is the key. My body is now saying "finally you're fueling me enough for those workouts yo... Wed, 4 Aug 2010 09:53:32 EST Tuesday 08.03.2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3498227 08.01- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.02- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> 08.03- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> <BR> Okay, so now that I've INCREASED my calories each day, the lbs are starting to melt away. Something I've known, that you have to fuel your body to prevent starvation mode, but its still scary when you think of increasing your daily calories. Well, the past few days I've been keeping my cals around 1600-1700 a day, and the lbs are inching off!!!! Awesome!!! Less than 2 lbs from my next goal.... Tue, 3 Aug 2010 09:45:56 EST Monday 08/02/2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3494150 08.01- Arctrainer 60 min <BR> 08.02- Curves workout 30 mins <BR> <BR> Me thinks my plan is working:) Happy to report a half a pound lost this morning. I think my long cardio workout yesterday helped kick it in gear.. plus I increased my food intake to around 1700 calories yesterday. Whatever the case... I'm happy!!! Curves workout today... yeah!!! Mon, 2 Aug 2010 09:19:46 EST Sunday 08/01/2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3491368 08.01- Arctrainer 60 mins <BR> <BR> <BR> Brand new month... just got home from Base Gym. Cranked out 60 sweatin mins on the Arctrainer. That thing can burn up calories like nobodys business!! Burned 740 calories today. Soaked w sweat on front and back of my shirt. Reading up on plateau busting and one thing was to mix up your workouts if you do the same thing over and over. So I did today!! Feels good!! Sun, 1 Aug 2010 12:50:27 EST Saturday 07/31/2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3487855 07.18- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.19- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.20- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.21- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.22- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 07.23- Rest. <BR> 07.24- Elliptical 40 mins <BR> 07.25- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 07.26- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.27- Rest. <BR> 07.28- Curves 30mins <BR> 07.29- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.30- Rest. <BR> 07.21- Curves 30 mins <BR> <BR> <BR> Almost a brand new month. Got my Curves workout in this morning. Now on to enjoy the day off w hub... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 08:58:43 EST Friday 07/30/2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3485944 07.18- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.19- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.20- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.21- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.22- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 07.23- Rest. <BR> 07.24- Elliptical 40 mins <BR> 07.25- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 07.26- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.27- Rest. <BR> 07.28- Curves 30mins <BR> 07.29- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.30- Rest. <BR> <BR> <BR> Well, look at that!! I've got 2 Rest days in the past few days:) And I'm good w that!! Cause if you look at the overall pict... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 14:03:25 EST Thursday 07/29/2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3481223 07.18- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.19- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.20- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.21- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.22- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 07.23- Rest. <BR> 07.24- Elliptical 40 mins <BR> 07.25- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 07.26- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.27- Rest. <BR> 07.28- Curves 30mins <BR> 07.29- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> <BR> <BR> Today is my Friday at work!! Yippeee!!! And scales were down again this morning... Sweeet!!!! Was beginning to get frustrated again at them, but ... Thu, 29 Jul 2010 08:29:31 EST Wednesday 07.28.2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3477541 07.18- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.19- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.20- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.21- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.22- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 07.23- Rest. <BR> 07.24- Elliptical 40 mins <BR> 07.25- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 07.26- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.27- Rest. <BR> 07.28- Curves 30mins <BR> <BR> Yesterday felt good to rest from exercise, although I did get a bit of a workout lifting luggage at my job. Summertime is busy time at the airport:) Got in a great strength training a... Wed, 28 Jul 2010 08:27:07 EST Tuesday7/2010 07/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3474012 07.18- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.19- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.20- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.21- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.22- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 07.23- Rest. <BR> 07.24- Elliptical 40 mins <BR> 07.25- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 07.26- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.27- Rest. <BR> <BR> Today is a much deserved rest day. Worked out 6 days last week. Muscles were feeling very tired after I got home from work last night. Decided maybe my body is telling me that it needs a rest. Although it won't... Tue, 27 Jul 2010 09:18:41 EST Monday 07-26-2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3469818 07.18- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.19- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.20- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.21- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.22- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 07.23- Rest. <BR> 07.24- Elliptical 40 mins <BR> 07.25- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 07.26- Curves 30 mins <BR> <BR> Nice and cool here this morning. Love that time of day, before the heat of the day kicks in. <BR> Good strong strength training in at Curves before i head to work. Mon, 26 Jul 2010 08:24:32 EST Sunday 07-25-2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3466941 07.18- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.19- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.20- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.21- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.22- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 07.23- Rest. <BR> 07.24- Elliptical 40 mins <BR> 07.25- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> <BR> <BR> Great day w hubby yesterday in Missoula. Beautiful day. Ate a little more than I should have, but not bad.. Scales are good this am, a little water retention which I expected after salty seasoning on steak at Outback.. I had a 6 oz sirloin w steamed ve... Sun, 25 Jul 2010 09:34:12 EST Saturday 07-24-2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3464208 07.18- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.19- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.20- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.21- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.22- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 07.23- Rest. <BR> 07.24- Elliptical 40 mins. <BR> <BR> Off to Missoula today to spend the day w hubby. Do some shopping at stores we don't have here and eat at some places we don't have as well.... Already mapped out the restaurants and looked at calories so I can not go too far overboard...Got up at 0530 so I could get in my ellitpical work... Sat, 24 Jul 2010 08:44:03 EST Friday July 23, 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3461277 07.18- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.19- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.20- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.21- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.22- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> 07.23- Rest. <BR> <BR> <BR> Today is a much deserved rest day. Inner thighs have been feeling my workouts. Got caught up on my sleep last night.. Slept 9 hours!! Ahhh... Off to enjoy my Saturday!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 23 Jul 2010 09:52:07 EST Thursday 07-22-2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3458023 07.18- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.19- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.20- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.21- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.22- Elliptical 45 mins <BR> <BR> <BR> Up at 3 am for work. Worked 2 1/2 hrs overtime then home for a 45 min workout on Elliptical. Was kinda tired today, but I think getting up at 3 for that OT was part of it. I didn't sleep well last nite:( Now for a quick shower, then back to work 8 more hours. Thank God its my Friday!!! <BR> <BR> MRI yesterday went well. Tech says ... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 11:03:21 EST Day 4- 07.21.10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3453651 07.18- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.19- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.20- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.21- Curves 30 mins <BR> <BR> MRI today on my knees. They've just been a little achy. Hopefully nothing that needs surgery. Just old age:) Motrin seems to help. Will be nice to know exactly whats going on with them. <BR> <BR> Scales are now down 4 lbs this week!!! Wooohooo!!! I'm serious about this!!! Go ME!!! <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Jul 2010 08:19:13 EST Day 3.. 07.20.2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3449974 07.18- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> 07.19- Curves 30 mins <BR> 07.20- Elliptical 50 mins <BR> <BR> Tue, 20 Jul 2010 08:36:25 EST Cardiology appt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3446514 Okay, so I've been MIA from sparking for a while.. no excuses.. just lazy... and the lbs they slowly creep back on... but I have been working out, just not as regular as I used to. And my job at TSA keeps me on my feet all day, walking ALOT and lifting luggage, so I haven't totally been a slug. So... I'm 51 yrs old now (Shhh). I went to a cardiology checkup.. had not had one in 4 yrs. I was born w an extra electrical pathway around my heart (PSVT) that is controlled by medicine. When I get de... Mon, 19 Jul 2010 10:10:50 EST Curves monthly W&M results... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2626792 Today was my monthly W&M at Curves. I am very happy w my results. Especially during the holiday season, my goal is just to maintain, but I managed to lose some in the process. Woohoo!!! <BR> <BR> 2 lbs lost <BR> <BR> Down 2 inches in hips <BR> Down 1/2 inch in bust <BR> Down 1/2 inch in each arm <BR> <BR> For a monthly total lost of 3.5 inches. <BR> <BR> It's working. It's working!!! Fri, 11 Dec 2009 11:51:38 EST Burning up the calories... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2547068 Went to Curves this morning and did the Curves Smart workout. OMG!!! How awesome!! It told me I burned 555 calories in just 30 minutes!!! It's a customized workout for you and it monitors every machine you workout on, how hard you are working... it's way cool. I am in love with it!! And at the end of your 30 mins, it tells you what muscle groups you worked, how hard and how many calories you burned. <BR> <BR> Then came home and took Max for a 45 min walk. Time for a rest break:) Mon, 9 Nov 2009 12:23:03 EST Cruise update.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2515424 Well, we arrived back this Sunday nite from our 7 day cruise to Mexico. All I can say is WOW!!! What a blast we had!! Lotsa fun and sun. We sailed out of Long Beach on Sunday Oct 18th. Immediately our captain sent out a notice that there was Hurrican Rick down by Cabo where we were headed. So, they changed the itinerary just a little. Our safety was their primary concern. So, on Monday we made an unplanned stop in Ensenada and they cancelled the stop later in the week to Mazatlan. Being that ... Wed, 28 Oct 2009 13:31:42 EST Daily Log 10-12-2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2474014 10-11- 2 mile walk <BR> 10-12- 2 mile walk. Signed up for CURVES <BR> <BR> Still DANG cold here! Walked in the 18 degree weather this am. Brrr. Max loves it! Only 6 days til cruise. Woohoo!! This time next week we'll be on the ship headed to Mexico!! <BR> <BR> Signed up for CURVES this am. Did the weigh and measurement thing. Gained a couple inches here and there. No sweat tho.. nothing like when I started there 4 yrs ago.. in fact, not bad at all. Can't wait to get back at it. Will squee... Mon, 12 Oct 2009 20:28:22 EST Daily Log 10-10-2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2468745 10-04- Rest. <BR> 10-05- 2 mile walk, 40 min elliptical <BR> 10-06- 3 mile walk <BR> 10-07- 2 mile walk in snow <BR> 10-08- 2 mile walk <BR> 10-09- 45 min Elliptical <BR> 10-10- Rest. <BR> <BR> Just got back from shopping. It's too friggin cold out!! Its 23 degrees out and snowing again!!! Too early for snow!! But this is Montana after all. I made a decision this weekend. I am signing up for CURVES on Monday. I made an appt. I used to do Curves when I started my wt loss journey and I ... Sat, 10 Oct 2009 19:39:30 EST Daily Log 10-09-2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2465636 10-04- Rest. <BR> 10-05- 2 mile walk, 40 min elliptical <BR> 10-06- 3 mile walk <BR> 10-07- 2 mile walk in snow <BR> 10-08- 2 mile walk <BR> 10-08- 45 min Elliptical <BR> <BR> It's a balmy 16 degrees outside this am with SNOW!! Winter is here. No walk today... too dang cold!! Max has his buddy Cocoa here w him (chocolate lab), so they are playing and keeping company:) <BR> <BR> One week from tomorrow will be flying to LAX then on the cruise ship next Sunday. Woohoo!!! In this cold, sno... Fri, 9 Oct 2009 11:29:41 EST 10-07-2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2460014 10-04- Rest. <BR> 10-05- 2 mile walk, 40 min elliptical <BR> 10-06- 3 mile walk <BR> 10-07- 2 mile walk in snow <BR> <BR> It's cold and snowing this am. And Max and I got our 2 mile walk in! He was so funny, it being his first snowfall. He was biting at it and rolling in it, running. He was so cute! Now enjoying a nice hot cup o Green Tea and relaxing. <BR> <BR> Mexican cruise is looking better and better as I watch the snow fall:) Under 10 days til we leave:) Wed, 7 Oct 2009 11:58:39 EST Daily Log 10-06-2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2456995 10-04-2009- Rest. <BR> 10-05-2009- 2 mile walk, 40 min elliptical <BR> 10-06-2009- 3 mile walk <BR> <BR> <BR> 43 degrees out. Had to bundle up a bit, but Max and I got our walk in. By the end I was taking off my hat, gloves.. I worked up a sweat! Lol. Haven't taken him swimming for about a week cause its been too chilly. <BR> <BR> Only 12 days til we leave for our cruise to Mexico. Then I'll be warmed up:) Tue, 6 Oct 2009 12:02:25 EST Daily Log 10-05-2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2453685 10-04-2009- Rest. <BR> 10-05-2009- 2 mile walk, 40 min elliptical <BR> <BR> Walked w Max in the snow and rain this am. Now that's dedication... or crazy right?? Lol. It's Montana weather for sure. Mid 30s for a high today. Getting back into my elliptical workouts too. 40 sweatin minutes on elliptical. Can work out on it in front of TV while watching Y&R. Woohoo!! <BR> <BR> Cruise countdown...13 days. Yahoooo!!! <BR> <BR> Mon, 5 Oct 2009 10:54:24 EST Daily Log 10-02-2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2446772 09-27-2009- 3.5 mile River Walk <BR> 09-28-2009- 2.0 mile walk <BR> 09-29-2009- 2.o mile walk <BR> 09-30-2009- Rest. <BR> 10-01-2009- 3.0 mile walk <BR> 10-02-2009- 2.0 mile walk <BR> <BR> So.. How lazy am I?? This am, sitting around, drinking my coffee, not feeling like a walk. THEN... here comes Max dragging my exercise pants into the room. Talk about a little motivation?? Lol. So, I got dressed and we got in a 2 mile walk before I head off to work. Feeling soooo much better after the ... Fri, 2 Oct 2009 11:41:27 EST Daily Log 09-30-2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2441115 09-27-2009- 3.5 mile River Walk <BR> 09-28-2009- 2.0 mile walk <BR> 09-29-2009- 2.o mile walk <BR> 09-30-2009- Rest. <BR> <BR> Blecky, dreary rainy day. Worked at 5am til 9am today, then back in in a few hours to finish my shift. Came home and worked w training w Max outside for a few minutes. He is now working on "Sit" and "Heel". Picking it up very well of course, he's one smart puppy:) <BR> <BR> Resting from walking on my split, maybe squeeze in a pm walk if the rain clears up. I'm ... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 11:44:51 EST Daily Log 09-28-2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2436471 09-27-2009- 3.5 mile River Walk <BR> 09-28-2009- 2.0 mile walk <BR> <BR> Had a blast with our company here. We took them to Glacier Natl Park on Saturday. I have posted a couple pics on here. Was beautiful there!! Yesterday we took them to the river so they could see Max swim. My pal Mindy just LOVES him, in fact, she wanted to steal him and take him home w her.. lol. <BR> <BR> Took the afternoon off from work today. Had breakfast w our friends this am before they left. So sad when company... Mon, 28 Sep 2009 19:53:01 EST Daily Log 09-25-2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2427756 09-19- 3.5 mile River Walk <BR> 09-20- 2.o mile walk <BR> 09-21- 2.o mile walk <BR> 09-22- 2.0 mile walk <BR> 09-23- 2.o mile River Walk <BR> 09-24- 3.5 mile River Walk <BR> 09-25- 3.0 mile walk <BR> <BR> Just a 3 mile walk around the neighborhood this am. Gotta get ready for work today. Our company will be here when I get off work tonite, then we're going to Glacier Park tomorrow for the day. Woohoo!! I will take some pics and post for you all:) <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 25 Sep 2009 08:33:37 EST Daily Log 09-23-2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2425746 09-19- 3.5 mile River Walk <BR> 09-20- 2.o mile walk <BR> 09-21- 2.o mile walk <BR> 09-22- 2.0 mile walk <BR> 09-23- 2.o mile River Walk <BR> 09-24- 3.5 mile River Walk <BR> <BR> Early morning walk w Max along the river. So pretty that time of morning. Watching all the ducks, geese, pelicans and EAGLES. Max chasing bunnies, having a great time! His obedience training is going great, its only day 2, but he is really picking it up. Everyone who has Labs says how smart they are, and I beli... Thu, 24 Sep 2009 12:08:39 EST