MSPROVERBS31's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MSPROVERBS31 MSPROVERBS31'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 Motivational Monday Memes Oct. 20th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801839 I have a few friends who are searching for motivation on today. Well, I don't know what it is about Monday, but it tends to be a day that many use to define how their week will go. So...here are a few memes that may help keep you lifted! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l563448394.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l910363193.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1563108634.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img sr... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 23:39:04 EST When the Workout Plan You Planned, Doesn't Work Out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788603 okay, so in the last blog I mentioned my preparation to doing the 21-day TotalFit Challenge with MrShutUpAndTrain. Well...that didn't work out, except for the prep day which allowed me to review my goals, which IS a great thing to do! <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> So what's going on for me now is that I'm trying to figure out if I want to join the YMCA or if I want to do the exercising on my own. With either one I need to be disciplined and discipline has NOT been my strong suit thus far. An... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 19:44:06 EST Preparation Day for the Mr.ShutUpAndTrain 21 Day TotalFit Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784009 Day 1: PREPARE FOR SUCCESS, Sunday Sept. 21, 2014 <BR> <BR> So today I start Mr.ShutUpAndTrain's 21 Day Total Fit Challenge. <BR> So on Day 1, I am to Prepare My Mind, Prepare To Eat Clean, & Prepare For Workout Success! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l429427280.jpg"> <BR> I will share later, I'm Preparing My Mind! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l721679042.jpg"> <BR> Review Monica's successful tips on the challenge website to help in my Pre... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 11:03:26 EST Fitness Challenge, HELP!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779667 <em>469</em> This Sunday, instead of being at church I'm Sipping on Tea Since I'm under the weather <em>527</em> <BR> Yet I am laying here thinking about what my next FITNESS CHALLENGE should be. <BR> <em>321</em> Work on becoming a Fitness Instructor like Pilates, Active Adults, Nia, or an ethnic one like Masala Bhangra, Belly Dance, etc.? That way I can cheer others on! <BR> <em>362</em> <em>344</em> Maybe I should take the year to train for a fitness competition for body bu... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 12:32:47 EST This Lifestyle Change is Taking a Lifetime! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766687 This Lifestyle Change is Taking a Lifetime! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1241785642.jpg"> <BR> In need of some Monday motivation, my scale numbers are rising AGAIN! I need to hone in on my nutrition even more or something because I've been increasing my body movement, yet the scale is increasing. What do I have to do, go RAW?! Get hypnotherapy?! Eat like my kale loving bunny?! Geez. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l824314429.jpg"> <BR> ... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 11:31:24 EST Exercise & Bacon, there's Room For Both. Now What Was The 1st Word Again?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765260 "Exercise & Bacon, there's Room For Both. Now What Was The 1st Word Again?!" <BR> So it's been quite some time since my last blog, about 10 months actually. Well, I thought it would be good to get back into blogging because it helps me focus. So as I'm trying to figure out what I'd write about I drew a blank. Then the option of not writing and just waiting until a big enough topic came along would only turn into tomorrow. So I decided to share this google image and say something about it... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 00:36:35 EST It's hard to rearrange your life... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5523170 It's hard to rearrange your life to fit the nutritional and physical healthy alternatives that you know will change your life. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1105324208.jpg"> <BR> So do I need and want to lose weight? Yes! <BR> <BR> But above that there are some health issues like one that I found out about yesterday (acid reflux & the hoarseness I'm experiencing from it) that have the potential to put a wrench in my work for the Lord. Soooooooooo...I need every b... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 12:40:35 EST Where To Begin? I'm Restarting My At Home Workouts! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5454276 Where To Begin? I'm Restarting My At Home Workouts! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Belly dance <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l405525329.jpg">, <BR> Body Gospel <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1493461150.jpg">, <BR> Bollywood <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1680888597.jpg">,OR <BR> Zumba <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1257498793.jpg"> <BR> Which Workout Should I Choose for Today? <BR> <BR> Help me out! I'm tryi... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 18:05:31 EST Redoing my Page Because My Birthday is Friday July 26th & That's a new start! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433779 So as I prepared to write this blog I saw that my last blog was Oct. 2012...WOW that was a long time ago! Well, I'm redoing my Page Because My Birthday is tomorrow, Friday July 26th & I consider that to be a new start! So because it's time to do some revamping I wanted to follow in my tradition recording the words that I wrote on my page in a blog, so that I can return to it for inspiration in the future! So this was on my latest SparkPage: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 00:17:32 EST God Is Good!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106588 God Is good! <BR> His strength is all the help I need & I'm thankful! Sun, 21 Oct 2012 00:00:09 EST September Smoothie & Shape Up Challenge...3 Weeks DONE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5072291 September Smoothie & Shape Up Challenge...3 Weeks are done!!! <BR> <BR> I think I've done about 2 veggie smoothies each week. I even had a REALLY good one from Lazy Arces...16oz. for about 5 bucks which is a lil like the prices of fruit smoothies from other places. It was REALLY good! So the price was okay. <BR> <BR> I had a bad fall after I blacked out last Saturday morning... so I wasn't able to do a blog to review my 2nd week. <BR> I'm still having headaches and am a bit sore so I als... Mon, 24 Sep 2012 00:20:26 EST September Smoothie & Shape Up Challenge...Week 1 UPDATE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5053163 September Smoothie & Shape Up Challenge...Week 1 UPDATE! <BR> <BR> WOW thanks to all of my SparkFriends who left a message or sent a SparkGoodie of encouragement! <BR> SHOUT OUTS TO: <BR> Ms. Deb <BR> Ms. Dee <BR> Bolebron <BR> Runnerrachel <BR> Kay, who's doing her own Smoothie challenge this month as well! We're Doin' It!!! <BR> Madhu <BR> Allieallie2 <BR> <BR> You ladies have given me great strength & I appreciate it! <BR> <BR> WEll, I need good the 1st 3 days and then I slacked for a... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 19:15:45 EST September Smoothie & Shape Up Challenge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5039868 Heeeey all!!! It's been SO LONG since I've blogged...yeah, a LONG time! LoL <BR> But I was asked by a SparkFriend to describe the September Smoothie Challenge that I'm doing, which I did. But I thought I should really write a blog on it to keep myself more accountable over the next 30 days! I've added the words "Shape Up" for the purpose of my blog and to remind me of the 2nd part of the challenge! <BR> <BR> Here's the link to the website page which has all of the details of the Septembe... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 10:45:11 EST Need To Speak UP, In Order For My Weight To Go DOWN!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4728508 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l614519993.jpg"> <BR> Well I had been doing pretty good the last 3 weeks...not perfect on my new program but good. At my weigh ins I had gone from about 221 pounds to about 216.8 at last week's weigh in. And then there was last night! My weigh in results showed a 2.2 weight GAIN! <em>198</em> But I really couldn't be all too shocked because I TOTALLY ate outside of the box, if you will, pretty much every day since the previous weigh in.... Wed, 8 Feb 2012 08:57:09 EST WOW Day 1 Went Well...No It Went Great!!! On To Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4691478 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l602476458.jpg">Hey guys, thank soooo much for your encouragement for my day 1 <BR> <BR> I looked at the comments throughout the day. Was I tempted a few times to eat off of my healthy menu??? YEP! But I didn't!!! WOOHOO!!!! <BR> <BR> I even tried justifying a substitute, but I know God lead me right to those comments of encouragement that you all left for me. So I just want to say THANK YOU, & I'm onto Day 2!!! <BR> <BR> Day 2 has bee... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 14:34:28 EST It's Just Day 1, But That's Where It All Begins!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4689056 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l416705071.jpg">WEll it's a new day and although it's what many call "hump day" It's Day 1 for me and my new regime. <BR> I've had breakfast, took my morning meds & now I'm about to take a shower before heading off to get some medical tests done. Depending on how I feel afterward & what time they finish, I just might make my way to the Cancer Center for the QiGong class. I've never taken it there before but it may be just what I need! <B... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 12:18:09 EST Kujichagulia!!! I'm Preparing for Spark's January Jumpstart Challenge 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4639918 Hey everyone & Happy Kwanzaa Day 2. Kujichagulia which means self-determination in English. And today, guess what I actually woke up DETERMINED! And I wasn't even thinking about which principle it was today. But it fits. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l497509769.jpg"> <BR> Well, I'm excited about starting the January Jumpstart Challenge on the 1st. I just signed up on the SparkTeam page (you should too if you can, as you may win some neat prizes)! <BR> <BR> So, hopefull... Tue, 27 Dec 2011 10:47:54 EST My Mom's Birthday Today Marks DAY 1 Of My Newest Goal :o) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4629394 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l741535809.jpg"> <BR> Today's my mother's birthday & I'm so blessed to have such a WONDERFUL mommy! <BR> It is also the homegoing celebration of one of my 1st cousins. She passed away on Tuesday at age 59 & so today my mom spent the day in mourning with family & friends but I hope that she's counting it all joy, a gift to celebrate her niece's life, so she can also enjoy this day that marks her birth! <BR> <BR> As for me, as I morn I also ... Sat, 17 Dec 2011 17:23:53 EST Happy Holidays & Merry Christmas Around the SparkWorld!!! I'm Blogging Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4624768 Wow it's been a LONg time since I've blogged! Not that I don't like it, it's just been such a CrAzieR few months! That I don't even want to write about it...and if you've read any of my past blogs, I usually don't mind sharing. <BR> <BR> But God is AWESOME and He's never left me yet, so I will keep on keeping on! <BR> <em>442</em> <em>499</em> <em>500</em> <em>501</em> <em>444</em> <em>67</em> <em>425</em> <BR> so anyhow, I just wanted to blog something to get me moving back on the ... Tue, 13 Dec 2011 22:49:31 EST October goals 2011...what's to come? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4505934 Well this month is almost over so it's time to look towards my goals for October 2011... <BR> What are your goals for this Harvest season? <BR> Go ahead share...inspire!!! Tue, 27 Sep 2011 00:14:57 EST Getting back on a fit track & oh yeah I have to finish cleaning too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4441989 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l973955814.jpg"> <BR> Getting back on a fit track & oh yeah I have to finish cleaning too! <BR> <BR> Okay, so HOW do you get yourself back on track when you had a hard time staying on to begin with? How do I go from the thoughts in my head of living, eating and working healthier to actually doing it more regularly? <BR> <BR> Hmmmmmmmmm I feel like it's a new week to do more workouts and eat healthier, and then I also have my entire house ... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 14:04:32 EST Bye Bye 200's By Summer's End! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4358606 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l217180211.jpg"> <BR> WOW it's been quite some time since I last wrote. <BR> Many things have been happening in my life. But I'll just comment on my weight loss...lbs and food and exercise. So here's the summary: <BR> <BR> So I've lost and gained. Never reaching my highest of 227 again, but never getting below 200 lbs. <BR> I'm stronger, I've been able to lift more, endure longer hours and walk a lot further than I had in such a long tim... Tue, 12 Jul 2011 18:55:37 EST Just thought of a weight loss reward, Custom Jeans...think I'll make a list now! ;o) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4229328 Hey all, <BR> <BR> So I'm browsing youtube and came across someone talking about the custom jeans they just got in the mail from India. Well, I went to the website, and yes! I think I might want to order some...when I lose some weight! <BR> <BR> I once bought a pair of Brazilian jeans (with one leg painted with pictures of flowers and a lady bug), I weighed about 130-135 pounds at that time. I have since lost these pants (I told my niece I'd give them to her when she became a teen, now s... Fri, 13 May 2011 00:26:57 EST Well, my streak is over! After 2 weeks! YAY I did 2 WEEKS!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4202616 Well, my streak is over! After 2 weeks! YAY I did 2 WEEKS!!! One step at a time!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l67770038.jpg"> <BR> Saturday, yesterday, would have been the start of Day 15 and week 3. However, I only did about 7 minutes worth of exercise, so I didn't make the 10 minute mark. <BR> <BR> That's okay though, as I'm EXTREMELY thrilled that I even made it 2 days, 5 days, 1 week to 2 full weeks of moving my body! Awesome stuff for me to just get my bod... Sun, 1 May 2011 15:26:54 EST Exercise Streak Week 2 (Days 8-14/1000) Updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4196241 Week 2 (Days 8-14/1000) Updates: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l714474469.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sat April 23rd - 20 minutes total. I did praise mime and kids practice. <BR> <BR> Sun April 24th - 11 minutes total. A combo of walking times. <BR> <BR> Mon April 25th - Can't remember...but I did do something! LOL <BR> <BR> Tues April 26th - 10 min. Kickboxing w/ Coach Nicole Day 1 of Spring Into Shape for Summer <BR> <BR> Wed April 27th - 10 min. "Move Your Body" Bey... Thu, 28 Apr 2011 10:51:51 EST Days 8 & 9/1000 Exercise Streak, EASTER weekend. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4189169 Days 8 & 9/1000 Exercise Streak, EASTER weekend. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l366810505.jpg"> <BR> One complete week down and Sat. started another week. <BR> <BR> Sat April 23 - I did praise mime and kids practice. 20 minutes total. <BR> Sun April 24 - A combo of walking times. 11 minutes total. <BR> <BR> Okay, this week I hope to do a bit more as far as time is concerned. <BR> <BR> YAY for fitness and moving that body!!! Mon, 25 Apr 2011 11:29:43 EST Good Friday was good! Days 6 & 7 of Streaking! YAY more exercise! (April 21st & 22nd) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4185009 Good Friday was good! Days 6 & 7 of Streaking! YAY more exercise! (April 21st & 22nd) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l618612269.jpg"> <BR> Day 6 - Thursday - Walking and Stairs. Total 10 minutes. <BR> <BR> Day 7 - Good Friday - Jogging on sand & Walking as the ocean water hit my feet! Total 30 min. <BR> <BR> Well, Praise the Lord, this has been a Miracle Week for me! I did 7 days straight of some form of fitness! Was unheard of...but NOT anymore!!! <BR> <BR> Wel... Sat, 23 Apr 2011 03:08:59 EST Day 5/1000 of Streaking Done! But the scale increased it's # No Bueno! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4181633 So on Wednesday (yesterday) I finished 5 total days of SP's Exercise Streak. WOW 5 whole days! <BR> But when I stepped on the scale this morning I saw that the scale went up instead of down. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l988125565.jpg"> <BR> As disappointing as that is, I will NOT stop streaking! <BR> So that's it for this blog. <BR> Oh, I walked to bible study on Day 5. That means I'm a lil closer to Nojoqui Falls! <BR> <BR> Today is Day 6, not sure what I'll d... Thu, 21 Apr 2011 12:27:14 EST Picture This! My Virtual Walk to Nojoqui Falls Has Begun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4176956 So I'm trying to have fun and keep this exercise daily streak fresh...it's going to be 1,000 days for Pete's sake! LOL <BR> The 1st fun thing that I'm going to try are my Virtual Walking Trips! So whenever I walk (which won't be every day, as I want to do exercise DVDs & other forms of fitness) I will count those miles to get me to a virtual destination that I want to revisit or that I hope to go to one day! <BR> <BR> I got the idea from a SparkTeam Page. I began my journey on Monday, Ap... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 13:51:52 EST Days 3 & 4 of Streaking! YAY more exercise! (April 19, 2011) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4176860 Hey everyone! <BR> Day 4 and I just finished 10 minutes with fitness expert Jennifer Galardi, doing "The Simple Slimmer". It's one of her 10 minute Fat Blasting Dance Mixes. I watched instantly from netflix, and did it for the 1st time AND I got it in before 10am WOW!!! <BR> <em>244</em> And I am sooooo THIRSTY!!! <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> Day 3 which was yesterday, Monday, April 18, 2011. I went walking outside for 20 minutes!!! <BR> I put on a heavy hoodie, grabbed my trash bag and my ... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 13:09:32 EST Day 2 of Streaking! Exercise that is. Follow, Encourage, Support!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4173139 So Sunday is my Day 2 of Streaking! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l523239005.jpg"> <BR> Still sick but I knew I had to continue and not miss a day. Actually I think I was going to skip today, but I saw SP's facebook status and REALLY wanted to click the "like" button to say that I did 10+ minutes of fitness. So I closed my laptop, sat up a little bit on the couch, and started working my arms. I did a different move for each minute (I watched the clock change on th... Mon, 18 Apr 2011 00:14:46 EST Day 1 of Streaking! Exercise that is. Follow, Encourage, Support!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4171759 Okay so I choose to start & look forward to the end...how many days will I be able to do??? <BR> What am I speaking of? Why SPARKGUY's recent blog/challenge of course! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l344357318.jpg"> <BR> "Hi all! <BR> I'm starting an experiment. I will try to do a 1,000-day streak of 10+ fitness minutes. I once did a 700-day streak that directly led to the creation of SparkPeople. Today is day 1 with a bike ride around the neighborhood. Hit like if ... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 12:37:12 EST BREAK, ADVANCE & GO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4169069 This is my new SparkPage Info. You know me, I like to do a blog, so whenever I change it, I can always have something to look back at! Oh but I did add a few more sentences here. Maybe I'll go back and add it to my page...I'll see! <BR> April 15, 2011 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l788998387.jpg"> <BR> <BR> MY destiny is set. One of God's promises & blessings. One of health, prosperity, grace, love, favor & more of His greatness! <BR> <BR> How do/will I move ... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 00:32:01 EST Feeling EXTRA Motivation This Morning!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4158033 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l639257408.jpg"> <BR> WOW feel so motivated this morning! <BR> Woke up with a painfully stiff right foot, but that will be the worst of my day!! <BR> <BR> I read some good health articles and put on my UCSB sweats. Made some hot lemon water and am enjoying half a cantalope. <BR> <BR> Thinking of what workout I will do. I'm thinking of doing a little bit this morning and maybe a lil this evening...hmmm let's see what happens! <em>319</e... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 12:36:03 EST WOW, When It Comes To HCG, Some SP Members Can Be REALLY Mean! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4140298 So I've been reading some SP blogs addressing the HCG "diet". And to my surprise a lot of SP members can be pretty mean and downright uninformed. Spreading LIES & "Sound Goods" for the sake of HEALTH. So anywho, I decided to respond to one of the message boards when I saw that there were more people giving negative feedback to a woman who asked a simple question about the diet. BLEW MY MIND! So this is what I wrote: <BR> <BR> WOW so many people who want to bash a particular protocol. I... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 02:15:28 EST Setting Goals...And Post Them So You Don't Forget What They Are! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4079963 I really should take a little time to write some goals down. Heck, writing 1 attainable goal would be great! <BR> <BR> But then I need to put it somewhere that I'll remember that I actually set a goal, so that I can keep it before me! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Okay, so my next step...write 1 goal <em>41</em> <BR> And I think I'll put it on my door...no, maybe in my bathroom on the wall...hmmmm <BR> how 'bout I just work on a goal 1st! Wed, 9 Mar 2011 20:29:29 EST Restarted My Exercise, & Did A Lil Running! Or Maybe It Was A Jog! LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4012351 Thank you FRANKBUD, HIPSIPPER & CIERAPOET (Deb)!!! <BR> I am starting slow! Since my last blog I have walked around the musuem, walked/jogged around the neighborhood and did stretch cardio at church. <BR> <BR> I also signed up for SP's Virtual 5k for April (it'll be my 1st 5K ever) and enrolled in the Walk/Jog Training course. 3 Days a weekworth of instruction. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l696126909.jpg"> <BR> As far as my hair...it's been okay with just wearing ... Sat, 12 Feb 2011 16:50:13 EST Wanting to Restart My Exercise, & I Feel Like A Run!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3991674 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l853957967.jpg"> <BR> I'm wanting to restart my exercising & feel like a run around the neighborhood or across the sands at the beach! <BR> But truth is that I must start off slow so I'm trying to figure out what to do. And where to go... <BR> <BR> Any ideas? <BR> <BR> I'm thinking I will search through the SparkTeams or Spark articles to find a walking or walk to run plan for beginners. So I'll see where this Sat. lands me. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 01:59:46 EST My December 2010 PUSH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3829946 My December 2010 PUSH! <BR> I will try exercising everyday in December I started yesterday, Monday the 6th. And after the tightness in my body loosens up, I will feel better I'm sure! Why will it happen now as oppose to any other time? Well, I'm just thinking that its only 4 weeks and I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me! As long as I say & repeat & believe this everyday I should be okay! I would also like to lose some weight of course and I'm trying to catch up with my F... Tue, 7 Dec 2010 12:49:01 EST Redo My Home: The Thinking Stage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3771293 Okay, so it's really gotten to a point where I just need to start! <BR> Start what? Start the process of my apartment redo! <BR> <BR> I have tons of things in my home, in my carport storage and in a public storage building. All collected over the years! Of course I want to clean it all so that my home resembles a simplistic dwelling! But what do I throw away? What do I sell at the local swapmeet? What do I keep? <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> I just don't know what to do! And I want my pla... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 20:23:42 EST Thanksgiving 2010 Mini Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3752352 So Thanksgiving will be here in 3 weeks and I hope to weigh at least 199lbs <BR> Yes, I'd be REAL thankful for that! lol <BR> At this time I'm about 203-205 and can't seem to see 200 on my scale. <BR> <BR> So, I hope that I can get down the pounds. So what do I plan to do to help out? <BR> I plan on WALKING and moving everyday! Let's see how that works. <BR> <BR> And as tired as I am right now, I will walk to church for the evening Anual Mission Service. I have 17 minutes before it begins... Sun, 31 Oct 2010 18:15:22 EST Just Thinking of My Fall Workout Schedule... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3597202 Okay I'm Just Thinking of My Fall Workout Schedule... it's hard to stick to a schedule, so without one I'm really lost. So this is a brainstorming blog of sorts! <BR> <em>321</em> <BR> Let's see, EXERCISE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> Mondays..... POSSIBLE YOGA @Cancer Cntr <BR> <BR> Tuesdays..... YMCA FUNDAMENTALS OF WELLNESS am & CANCER CENTER 5K TRAINING EXERCISE PROGRAM pm <BR> <BR> Wednesdays..... CHURCH AEROBICS <BR> <BR> Thursdays..... YMCA FUNDAMENTALS OF WELLNESS am & WALK ... Wed, 1 Sep 2010 15:17:07 EST Getting Ready To Attend Orientation: local Cancer Center Annual Walk/Run Training Program http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3593976 I'm sooo excited! In about an hour I'll be sitting in an orientation for our local Cancer Center Walk/Run 6 Week Exercise program! It's every Tuesday evening with Personal Trainers & held outside along the route 5K (3.1 mi.) run or walk 10K (6.2 mi.) run. It should be great, as I'm told that people are on so many levels! "First-time exercisers, those seeking to get back in shape, cancer patients and survivors, more experienced athletes, and past event participants all welcome!" <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 19:25:20 EST Thinking of Designing my own Beginners Bootcamp! Any suggestions? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3544133 Hey there!! I'm thinking of Designing my own Beginners Bootcamp! Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> It seems as though most of the bootcamps out there are packed with an excessive amount of work that I just can't successfully complete! Too packed, too demanding. And yes I know that's the purpose! <BR> <BR> But why shouldn't those that may struggle a bit more and have a harder time at the commitment of health, because of HEALTH SETBACKS (our bodies are not up to par)...Why not have something a ... Mon, 16 Aug 2010 20:26:59 EST My Week 1: Day 1 Induction Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3533083 The 4 Day Diet <BR> Week 1: Day 1 - Induction Plan <BR> what I should eat & exercise for today (paraphrased here hey I'm not rewriting the book!) Updated with what I do as the day goes on. I have the book & thought I'd try it. Let's see how close I stick to it. <BR> These are the MAX Quantities to be Consumed for the day! Eat to satisfy my hunger, not til I'm stuffed! <BR> Eat like a King for Breakfast, a Prince for Lunch & a Pauper for Dinner. <em>4</em> <BR> 2 cups coffee <BR> 2 cup... Fri, 13 Aug 2010 10:45:16 EST Give Yourself 2 Gifts of Health, this 1st week of August 2010, I am! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3491585 I'm Giving Myself 2 Gifts of Health, this 1st week of August 2010!!! <BR> <BR> In the middle of writing in my SP Journal, I came up with the idea of giving myself 2 healthy gifts, and who doesn't like gifts!?!! Now it may seem like a challenge, but I'm calling it a gift! So feel free to join me, it's for the 1st week in August! <BR> <BR> This is an excerpt from my SP Community Journal, "A Gift of Health July 2010 & Beyond. <BR> <BR> "So today is the 1st of August & it's the beginning o... Sun, 1 Aug 2010 13:57:49 EST Nu Start Wk 1: Fruit & Veggies Weekend Shopping Trip Now it's Monday, How Will I Do?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3238042 Okay time to make my lunch for school/ <BR> I must eat a good breakfast and pack a healthy lunch and get a workout in! <BR> <BR> Let's see how it goes! Mon, 17 May 2010 10:08:31 EST WOW The Meds I Take Can Increase My Cholesterol...NOT GOOD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3225214 WOW The Meds I Take Can Increase My Cholesterol...NOT GOOD! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l997623087.jpg"> <BR> I'm doing research about high Triglycerides, and I'm reading and truly believe that my Hypothyroid & my Heart Meds are contributing greatly to the high Tri #s. <BR> <BR> Well, I'm going to keep up with this, it's quite interesting. I didn't have all these problems until getting on all these meds after doctors messed things up in the hospital a couple o... Thu, 13 May 2010 09:56:05 EST What To Do? High Cholestrol Numbers...NOT GOOD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3223730 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l631778397.jpg">So I just left my 3 month Oncology follow up. Great appointment as always...except... <BR> Scales show 220 lbs., Triglycerides at 330 ( I think), and well, there where other things that were not so good, but these 2 things I need to do, I want to do what I can! She wants me to see the Nutritionist at the Cancer Center, & I'll make an appt. as soon as I can (but with my school schedule it's a bit hard. So until I can get to ... Wed, 12 May 2010 21:17:22 EST I Lost Inches...I Think I'll Measure My Body More Often! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3073513 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l757194723.jpg">So I decided to this this challenge on another site & They asked to weigh yourself or do measurements. I decided to do both. And today I thought to check my measurements. AND OH MY GOODNESS, I LOST INCHES!!!!!!! Which means a lot when my weight goes back and forth & I havn't seen anything under 200 in sooooo long! <BR> <BR> Well, being soooo happy, I thought I'd share with my SP Friends! So here it is! <BR> <BR> ~Beginn... Fri, 2 Apr 2010 15:22:49 EST