MSKITYOCAT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MSKITYOCAT MSKITYOCAT'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/ Merry Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570131 I want to wish everyone the merriest of Christmas blessings. The birth of the Christ child had changed the world. Those that follow his teachings will see life ever lasting. It doesn't get better than that. Blessings Sun, 22 Dec 2013 22:23:41 EST I could eat a horse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559354 I know its a head job but the minute I try to eat right and in smaller amounts, I get grazed over something and can't find it until I 've eaten anything that wasn't nailed down. Thank God I keep no chips or pretzels or other junk food. Blessings to all who are trying to change. <BR> Sat, 7 Dec 2013 21:15:33 EST need to get back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558701 Its been a lovely 4 months since I really paid attention to being really healthy. I haven't gain any weight but I for sure haven't lost a pound. I feel like I can do it now. So here I go. Blessings to all who struggle with being healthy as well. Fri, 6 Dec 2013 22:29:03 EST long time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5554528 bad girl thats me been away too long, i will be better now Sun, 1 Dec 2013 20:49:25 EST ever have a blah day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491447 ran errands and got accomplished what needed to get done. end of story. read the newspaper, now watching the Rays play Orioles. Go Rays. Blessings to all. Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:58:46 EST Here I am after a good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5490600 Bible study womens group, lunch with friend and home to quilt ate pretty well but didn't get in much exercise to day. Better make up for it tomorrow. Blessings to all. Thu, 19 Sep 2013 21:38:43 EST hi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5487567 Good day, ate well, drank water, exercised and now watching the Rays play Texas Blessings to you all Mon, 16 Sep 2013 19:24:25 EST Hello Rays fans...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486364 Are we going to pick up our shoes and run or go home. Its enough to make you want to snack during the games. Blessings to all those who love baseball. Sun, 15 Sep 2013 16:09:45 EST way too sore. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476999 Wow, I tried to get out of bed this morning and the calves of my legs were like in total spasm. I'd call them shin splints but its in the back. I guess I worked out too much too soon, so I took today off and took a motrin. Hoping for tomorrow to get back to the gym. Blessings for your happiness today <BR> Thu, 5 Sep 2013 17:36:23 EST busy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476114 gym again today, second day back 45 min on the treadmill, 40 min on the eliptical, 30 on the bicycle. Too tired to work the lower body machines. ate well today so it was a busy but healthy day. Hoping for some weight loss tomorrow morning. lol Blessings to all <BR> Wed, 4 Sep 2013 21:00:48 EST back to the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5474885 two hours 1/2 hour each bicycle, eliptical, and treadmill. then upper body machines. I normally do an hour of each but just getting back after being gone on the trip for two months, I thought I should start slow. Great start but I'm very tired now. LOL Blessings on your day. Tue, 3 Sep 2013 18:05:13 EST Happy Labor day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473846 Its a quiet day here with high heat and humidity outside. So I've been sewing all day on quilts that I've been making. Dieting or eating just three meals a day is so much easier when my hands are busy. Blessings and hope all had a good day as well. Mon, 2 Sep 2013 19:41:46 EST 2 month trip across the usa. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472188 unbelieveably I lost 10 lbs in the rv trip. No exercise other then to and from the sites where we parked. (not much) The secret to my success was Herbalife shakes morning and noon. <BR> We have a really amazing country. We went through 23 states. Bike week at Sturgis, South Dakota was something else. A bit much for me. However, it was all amazing. Blessings to all, Sun, 1 Sep 2013 01:12:32 EST Salt Lake City and north west bound. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408472 The journey has taken us from fl, alabama, mississippi, arkansas, oklahoma, texas, New Mexico and then colorado and now Utah. What an amazing country we have. Twice we have run into Hail once in New Mexico and then again in Colorado. All together, its been 8 days now and we have camped out in KOA's and Nat'l Parks, and also regular rv parks, and State parks. All different. Blessings to all and be blessed Tue, 2 Jul 2013 11:09:31 EST travel update with Herbalife and me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403824 State parks both last night and the night before. First one on a lake in Columbus Mississippi and then last night in Arokansas. Second was also on a lake. I like the idea but not the bugs. <BR> KoA's are cleaner bathrooms. Diet is going well. Shake for breakfast and lunch. cooked well rounded dinner each night. snacks at 10 and 2. weigh in day once a week for the next two months. Alabama, Mississippi, and Arkansas......very buggy and very hot and very poor on the roads that we we... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 18:11:59 EST Leaving Columbus Mississippi for Little Rock http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402333 Yesterday's journey took us to a serene lakeside Mississippi State park. More mosquitos then gnats. Wonderful views tho. No internet reception so today starting out and stopping at shopping center that housed a Dollar Tree. Got dog treats and little milk. Oh and yes one little diet coke. Needed my caffiene kick off for the day. We are heading for Little Rock and a camp site that is Frog something. Supposed to be beautiful also. Blessings to all. Wed, 26 Jun 2013 11:19:00 EST on the road America http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401132 dieting across America on Herbalife. gone three days now and actually think I'm losing as my clothes aren't quite so tight. LOL Blessings and love to all RV'ers. Left Safety Harbor Florida Saturday night at 10:25 pm. Spent an overnight in Chiefland Florida Walmart. Made it to Ozark Alabama and decided to spend a second night at the KOA. Went sightseeing to Ft. Rucker Army Air Training Base. Learned lots about helicopters at the Museum. Also visited the Front Porch Quilting store. ... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 09:22:14 EST Weight loss frustration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5393038 any ideas about Herbal Life? Blessings to you all Tue, 18 Jun 2013 07:50:10 EST Tampa Bay Rays won and I was there. whooooooo whoooo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382001 I am a happy camper tonight. It was a great game of baseball tonight. Blessings to all who just love the Rays. <BR> Fri, 7 Jun 2013 23:43:09 EST hurricane survival http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5380796 Actually it was a tropical storm of 60 mph winds. Lots of rain, did I mention lots of rain? lol <BR> It was a day to sleep. Watched the Rays play and lose to Detroit. Bad day all the way around. Blessings to all. Thu, 6 Jun 2013 21:39:09 EST got up too early http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378262 to take my friend to his dental surgery. No one retired should ever try to function after getting up at 5:30 am. LOL After I got him home I went to the gym for 2 hours of treadmill and eliptical. Blessings to all who had to go to the dentist today. Tue, 4 Jun 2013 18:00:45 EST Happy Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377112 2 hours or so at the gym. went to the mall to find fingertip towels. None at Sears, Dillards, Macy's or j.c. Penneys. So off I went to tjmaxx and tuesday morning. Failed to find any plain white ones. Tomorrow I'll be looking at Bed Bath and Beyond. Blessings to all who try and fail at something today Mon, 3 Jun 2013 18:49:13 EST Sunday is always a recovery day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5375741 Yesterdays blahs gone, today is a good day. Church, lunch with friend, trip to Walmart and the Rays are winning. I am so blessed. LOL Blessings to all who feel good today. Sun, 2 Jun 2013 16:05:52 EST super blah day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5375016 enough said, Sat, 1 Jun 2013 21:31:39 EST aaa for trip tick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372694 planning a trip for 2 months or so from florida to british columbia and back via one week in Sturgis South Dakota for bike week. Not bad for a 70 yr old biker chic. Not really. LOL <BR> Blessings on all who try new things no matter what their age. <BR> Thu, 30 May 2013 14:54:11 EST haircut http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5371642 no gym today. took my friend who can't drive due to post op cataract x 2 to the hair dresser. Then we went to Old Time Pottery, and then Cracker Barrel. Perfect day. LOL Blessings to all who love to browse and shop. Wed, 29 May 2013 15:24:23 EST shoulder pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370920 turned over last night in my sleep and pulled my arm. It almost feels like I fractured clavicle. I have great range of motion and did go work out at the gym. Blessings to all with shoulder pains. Tue, 28 May 2013 22:51:08 EST Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369347 Blessings to all the families of the soldiers who have lost their lives so that we can live in freedom. Mon, 27 May 2013 13:25:22 EST another day at the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5366771 treadmill one hour, eliptical one hour, bike 30 min. Totally wiped out and sweated like I was a guy. Blessings to all Fri, 24 May 2013 14:01:21 EST off I went to the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365816 after a slow start this morning I decided to go to the gym. 1 hour treadmill with hills, 1 hour eliptical, that was a real sweat, and 30 min on the bike and then the upper body machines. I could go right to bed if I could, I have to clean out the garden to prepare for weekend planting. Blessings to all; Thu, 23 May 2013 15:11:07 EST back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5363744 got to the gym and worked out for 2 1/2 hours. Feels good to be back on track. Blessings to you all Tue, 21 May 2013 17:34:48 EST gym will have to wait http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5362438 I have to watch the Ray's game before I go to the gym/ we are losing. I have to wait for the next two innings. Whew Mon, 20 May 2013 15:13:27 EST great church http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361160 always such a good feeling to be relieved of my sins through communion. I seem to sin mentally but not so much physically. Blessings to all today <BR> Sun, 19 May 2013 14:02:22 EST took a sleep aid last night and http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5360372 its 3:19 and I just got up that is 3:10 pm. No more of them for me. I know I was tired but wow. Blessings to all. Sat, 18 May 2013 16:32:29 EST cars, gym, quilting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5357608 great day car in for oil change, work out at the gym and quilting of a rag quilt. Blessings to all' Wed, 15 May 2013 15:40:09 EST took today off. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5353446 woke up tired this morning friend over for dinner. otherwise restful day Blessings Sat, 11 May 2013 21:12:44 EST great day at the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5352279 once again I spent three hours at the gym. I am going to get fit if it kills me and it may well just do that. Blessings to all. Fri, 10 May 2013 15:01:07 EST Wow I'm tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5351511 Ok I spent three hours at the gym today. I seem to be spending more time each time I go. I walked treadmill for an hour, bicycle for 30 min, and the eliptical for 40 min. All weightloss rolling hills. Then I did the upper body machines. I still had errands to run after that. I'm tired tonight but the Tampa Bay Rays won and I had to watch the whole game. Go Rays. Blessings to all Ray's fans. <BR> Thu, 9 May 2013 22:49:50 EST totally zapped http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343687 45 min on the treadmill hill of 5, 3.7 speed 30 min on the bike on rolling hills, 30 min on the eliptical on rolling hills. Whew I'm tired tonight and my foot feels like I stepped on a rock. Better days ahead. Blessings to all <BR> Thu, 2 May 2013 21:24:48 EST no gym today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5342488 Refrigerator needed repairing done scheduled for 11a to 2 p got here at 1:55. What a wasted day. 219.00 later. Alls well that ends well. Blessings. Wed, 1 May 2013 21:16:29 EST work out was great http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340816 1/2 hour each the treadmill, the eliptical, and the bike. Then the upper body machines. Whew I do sweat alot Blessings to all Tue, 30 Apr 2013 13:38:03 EST gym workout was hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339851 treadmill 3.5 with a hill of 5 for 45 min, eliptical 10 with a hill of 6 for 30 min, bicycle 12.8 for 30 min with speed bumps and then I did the lower body machines. I was soaked shirt, shorts etc. Man I feel better. LOL Blessings to all. Mon, 29 Apr 2013 18:51:12 EST Church was my gym today. Mental workout. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5338370 great sermon thoughts still prevail hours later, still thinking about it. Wonderful. Blessings <BR> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 15:08:19 EST early morning start for the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5336084 I'm up so why not get going on my day. Blessings to all for a great day Fri, 26 Apr 2013 08:26:08 EST still going on to the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335817 a daily visit to the gym is really rather nice. The staff is ultra friendly and the place is kept very clean and in working order. Blessings to all Thu, 25 Apr 2013 23:05:12 EST sooooooo sore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334591 I was walking on the treadmill but now I have added a hill of 5, added 20 min on the eliptical, and 20 min on the bicycle. Then I do either upper body machines or the lower body machines. That is alot for a 70 yr old. I've never quite remembered sweating so much. <BR> I'm completely wet when I'm done. Blessings to all Wed, 24 Apr 2013 20:51:33 EST treadmill, eliptical, upper body machines http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332282 If its monday its upper body. I'm exhausted Blessings Mon, 22 Apr 2013 22:03:40 EST good day every Sunday is a good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330972 church. lunch with friend, and my Tampa Bay Rays won and then going away party for two elderly ladies on my block that are going to an assisted living home. God Bless all elderly folks. It must be scary Sun, 21 Apr 2013 20:41:28 EST saturdays seem to be blah days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330131 I'm just plain tired. Sat, 20 Apr 2013 22:42:56 EST ok here I go again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5329087 I'm working out like a banchi at the gym. Today I found out that walking two sessions on hills isn't enough I should be doing 15 min on the treadmill and then 7 min on the stairstepper, and then 7 min on the bike. Having smoked for 45 years, I'm not so sure I can do it but I'll try. Blessings to all the 70 plus year old women trying hard to get into shape. A shape other then a barrel. Fri, 19 Apr 2013 21:15:41 EST