MOONDAGGER's SparkPeople Blog MOONDAGGER's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community And Into The New Year!!! Here I come 2013!!! I signed up for B1 Zumba Instructor Training for Feb 2. I'm going to make it a weekend trip and see my sister. Not sure if I'm taking the boy with me or not... I sort of want to and I sort of don't... If he stays home my hubby is sort of stuck with him, but if I go alone I might be able to see if I can't coax some R&R out of the Freddy crew... lots of time to decide ;) <BR> <BR> I got the fitness schedule for the gym at work and I am stoked!!!! Lots of good stuff!!! Just need to find my moti... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 22:03:03 EST Another Christmas in the bag.... So, I didn't eat the best (well, I feasted, but maybe I could have made better choices) and I've barely exercised, but I worked the last 4 days too. So on the 27th the gym will be open and I can get back on track. <BR> <BR> I got home this AM and woke up my boys. I rubbed the boy's back and tickled him but he wouldn't budge. So, I whispered, "Baby, it's Christmas." And he perked right up! "It's Christmas?" <BR> <BR> Then he rolled over, looked at me and says, "You came back. I'm so happy y... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 19:31:56 EST I know what the calendar says.... Today is Tuesday.... <BR> <BR> But in my world, it's FRIDAY!!!! And I have four days off!!! Four days of moving! Four days of baking for the holidays and four days of trying to clean the mess of a house I share with two awesome boys and their furbabies (I refuse to take ownership of the cats- they have claimed the boys as their humans). <BR> <BR> Tomorrow, I have decided to attend 2 Zumba classes back to back... yep... 2 hours of high intensity cardio and FUN FUN FUN!!! What a kick off for... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 00:47:31 EST Biggest Movers Twelve weeks ago I was selected to take part in the pilot of a wellness program my employer put on. There were two teams of 12. It wasn't a competition or anything like that. The goal was to take the 24 and teach us sustainable wellness, to help us make positive changes in our lives and in our physical well being. We received instruction in fitness (going from almost zero days of fitness to 5 days of fitness was a big leap!), financial wellness, stress management, relaxation practices and the... Sat, 15 Dec 2012 01:55:27 EST Fresh start I haven't really used SparkPeople in... years... Procrastinator is me! I didn't reset everything... I sort of like the reminder of where I left off. <BR> <BR> I'm doing better now than I was then. I have a better program in general, though it's not beautiful, but if I put a bow on it, it might pretend to be lovely. Whatever it is, it's working for now. <BR> <BR> I recently joined, and am completing next week, a wellness program through my employer. It was the pilot and I am pretty psyched... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 22:22:28 EST Today's Gift from Hazelden Love is the magician, the enchanter that changes worthless things to joy, and makes right royal kings and queens of common clay. <BR> --Robert G. Ingersoll <BR> <BR> Love invites us to perform our very best. Knowing we're loved removes the edge of terror when we're contemplating the unfamiliar, the party with strangers, or meeting a new boss. <BR> <BR> We are transformed by love. It comforts the questioning mind and the quavering heart. We can endure the long moments of suspense while await... Sat, 14 Feb 2009 16:10:52 EST Divorce!!! My SO, Brick1, is officially divorced as of January 19th!!! And I have 10 months to plan our wedding!!! <BR> <BR> *squee* Now I'm excited!!! Tue, 13 Jan 2009 10:33:52 EST Happy Canadian Turkey Day!!! Monday is technically Thanksgiving in Canuck land, but I'm having it tomorrow because we were invited out to my dad's on Sunday and Brick1's family is busy/working on Monday. So, tomorrow, I get to cook my first bird! <BR> <BR> I've cooked chicken pieces, but never a full turkey. The last time I even had a turkey in the fridge was 3 years ago. Brick1's oven was too small to cook it in so we asked Squig if we could cook it at her place downstairs. And as it would hapen, I ended up having to w... Fri, 10 Oct 2008 12:57:52 EST Shall We Dance? We started dance class last night! What a blast! I can't wait to get a little further into this!!! I think it's gonna be a good workout too. <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> It's for 12 weeks. <BR> <BR> We're doing Swing, Cha Cha, Jive and Waltz. <BR> <BR> I'm a little scared of swing though... We had a swing club in high school (very short lived) and I think they taught us wrong or too fast... cause my partner put me into a turn and I came around and punched them in the face! We didn't do the t... Tue, 16 Sep 2008 13:01:21 EST Just keep swimming... I have finally renewed my gym membership! Yay me! It felt sooo good to be back!! I had days where I missed it, but I don' t think I realized exactly how much... I found out that based on my body type that I should stick mainly to cardio, which means biking for me cause treadmills make me want to run, and I can't do that on a stationary surface. Other than that, I'm going to do some strength training for my upper arms and back. <BR> (Well, the strength training is going to wait til next week,... Fri, 12 Sep 2008 11:56:58 EST Weigh In I've been avoiding weighing in since I had surgery a couple weeks ago... I was scared what not being able to do any real exercises would do to me... but I try to walk everyday for a little bit... usually works out to a 24-30 minute mile or so. I tend to go for about a half hour, pushing a stroller that weighs roughly 40 lbs with my son in it. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I weighed in today!! I am down 6.4 lbs since joining Spark at the end of July!!! <em>244</em> I lost about an inch and a half in my... Sun, 31 Aug 2008 10:41:02 EST Done! Yeah, I'm not supposed to be 'better' until Monday, but I am going nuts! I appreciate all the help I've gotten and BRICK1 has been really patient too... but I wanna carry my boy! And I can! I've done it! I can't do it for long, so I still have to be a little careful, but not careful enough that I require someone else to carry him the 50 feet from the living room to his room! <BR> <BR> And! I haven't exercised at all (not proud of that, but recovery sucks) and I haven't gained!! I didn't lose... Wed, 20 Aug 2008 14:21:16 EST Almost Halfway! So far so good! My calorie intake hasn't been completely obscene and I only missed my walk twice this week! I went out today more because I was going stir crazy than anything else, but I still felt half decent when I got home after. I was out for about an hour and a half or so... I visited my SO at work and a friend at work too. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow my sister, BEDHEADKARMA and I are going to get our first ever pedicure! And Saturday is my cousin's wedding <em>288</em> (that I'm not too thril... Thu, 14 Aug 2008 22:05:44 EST Weigh-In... Or Not I skipped my weigh in this week... <em>39</em> I had a really salty meal the night before and I swear I retained every grain of salt I ate! And then Monday I was in day surgery, saying goodbye to my gallbladder. <BR> <BR> I don't really expect a loss this coming week either... I'm gonna try my hardest to stay around my minumum calories and hope that doesn't break me too bad. Cause I'm sure I'm not gonna get much exercise in this week... I have a hard enough time standing sometimes... <BR> ... Tue, 12 Aug 2008 19:31:45 EST Walking and Dropping I decided to Sunday shop today. Flyer said baby food was on sale (only the fruit I found out when I got there... Not what I needed...) <BR> <BR> But I got what I needed at Fabricville... maybe a little extra... <em>18</em> I had four bolts of fabric on top of the stroller... and wouldn't you know? Three tumbled down on top of the baby's head!!! And I got teased some bad about it too!! He only fussed for about two seconds and was fine... But I feel awful!! <BR> <BR> And scrapbooking paper... Sun, 10 Aug 2008 15:24:17 EST 6 Days Here I am... 6 days away from saying goodbye to my gallbladder and hello to at least 2 weeks recovery.... <BR> <BR> I'm not even allowed to life my baby while I'm recovering! The doctor said it might be okay to let him sit on me, but I doubt he'll be okay to do that and not play... <BR> <BR> 1 day after surgery is my FH's D&D game... <BR> 2 days after surgery is my night out with my dad <BR> 3 days after surgery is D&D <BR> 4 days after surgery is... open as far as I know!!! <BR> 5 days af... Tue, 5 Aug 2008 20:25:29 EST Pick Me Ups One of the goals I set for myself was to listen to one get up and go song everyday... I did this because I get down on myself really easy (though that is something else I've been working on too) <BR> <BR> I don't just use this to track get up and go songs though. I want songs that make me feel good and don't JUST give motivate me to get up and go. I want songs that make me say... I'm worth it. Cause sometimes I just don't feel that way. <BR> <BR> My favorites fill both these fields are~~ ... Thu, 31 Jul 2008 10:34:29 EST From Mommy... to Mom... to Mother I just copied this from a post by SCION88. I was just browing SparkTeams and this made me cry... But it's beautiful! <BR> <BR> <BR> MOTHERS <BR> <BR> Real Mothers don't eat quiche; they don't have time to make it. <BR> Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox. <BR> Real Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens and happy kids. <BR> Real Mothers know that dried play dough doesn't come out of carpets. <BR> Real Mothers don't want to know what the va... Sat, 26 Jul 2008 22:10:18 EST New Findings My dad showed me an awesome website yesterday!! He's big on running (at 58), ran the Marathon by the Sea a couple years ago and plans on doing it again soon... <BR> <BR> Anyway... it's <BR> <BR> Awesome site! You can actually choose your route (run or walk) and it will tell you how many miles you're going to go, or have gone! <BR> <BR> This is great for me cause I was really enjoying running before I got pregnant and I haven't gotten back into it yet... probably be a lit... Thu, 24 Jul 2008 20:42:04 EST Random Thoughts Before Lunch I was reading through some other recent blog posts by others... I'm more of a journal stalker than commenter... something I'm gonna try to break myself of... <BR> <BR> Anyway, I ran across this one lady who was talking about having trouble with getting pregnant. My fiance and I have been together for almost 3 years. He's almost 32 and I'm 24. We're not small people. We have never used protection... We weren't trying to get pregnant either, we just wanted to have sex... But it still took us ... Fri, 18 Jul 2008 11:42:18 EST The Beginning <em>249</em> <BR> Well... here I am... Here's hoping that this will inspire me to kick my own a** into actually losing some weight and getting into better shape. Wed, 16 Jul 2008 19:13:32 EST