MUSICMOMOF2's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MUSICMOMOF2 MUSICMOMOF2'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/ April 16, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673860 Another pretty normal day. Work this morning and home this afternoon. i did have to take Matthew to his piano lesson. It went well. I think he might actually be almost ready for the recital on the 26th. <BR> <BR> Nutrition: pretty good day. <BR> <BR> Fitness: 2 Jessica Smith videos this morning <BR> <BR> Personal: not as much cleaning as I probably could have, but I did wash the dishes, made the bed and started going through a stack of magazines to recycle. That was it for motivation ... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 20:54:26 EST April 15, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673096 Today was another pretty good day. I'm still trying to recover from contest, but my energy is slowly coming back. Hopefully I can get a good night's sleep! Work went smoothly this morning. I finally got all the addresses (at least the one's that I had) typed up for the directory. Pastor is hoping to have them out so that people can check them and make any corrections. Now, I get to move on to getting January's bank statement in the books to get caught up and then figure out how to print... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 21:18:56 EST April 14, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672343 Wow, what a wonderful day! <BR> <BR> Even though there was snow on the ground when I woke up, I knew that today would be a good day. I didn't have anywhere that I had to go today, so I was able to just take it easy at home. Not that I "rested". I started the day with today's scheduled workouts. After breakfast and getting the boys off to school, I made up for Saturday's missed workouts and did those. I felt great!! The rest of the day was full of laundry and just picking up around the ... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 21:02:51 EST April 13, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671519 I am sooooooo tired! The day after a big event (like contest) always has a downside for me. Anyway, other than being worn out, it was a pretty good day. Matthew took his first Communion this morning at the Palm Sunday service. Pretty cool! The whole service was just amazing. Great music, great message and a great crowd! Then it was home to really not doing much of anything. I did get a few loads of laundry done, but that was the extent of my activity. I decided that I was just too ti... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 21:36:17 EST April 12, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670709 Whew, what a day! I was up at 4:45 this morning (woke up before the alarm and couldn't get back to sleep). I got my shower taken, woke Jacob up, we had breakfast and then headed for Guthrie Center for contest. Things went very well and all of the kids did great. Because of the scheduling, I was only able to listen to one of the instrumentalists. Anyway, Mike was supposed to pick Jacob up around 1:30 and he never showed. Of course he doesn't have a cell phone (I know, shocker!), so I cou... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 20:44:23 EST April 11, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670073 Today was a little bit calmer. This morning I had to go get groceries and run a few errands before heading to Adair to practice. I should be able to have next week off before heading back up to practice for the spring concert. Contest is tomorrow and it will be a long day. Jacob is going with me for at least part of the day while Mike and Matthew head to Des Moines with the Confirmation students to do some cleaning with Joppa and the Red Cross. Anyway, once I was home I really haven't do... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 21:05:59 EST April 10, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669607 I realized after I was in bed last night that I forgot to post about my day yesterday. My brain is just too scattered right now! <BR> <BR> So, I started the day with my workout and then a healthy breakfast. Then we had to get through all of Jacob's medicines and treatments before heading out the door. Work went smoothly, so that was a good thing. I then dropped off the prescriptions at the drug store and came home to grab an early lunch before heading to Adair to practice. Then I went b... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:07:45 EST April 9, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668567 Oh boy, what a day! <BR> <BR> I got the boys off to school and headed into work for an hour and a half. Then headed to pick Jacob up for his allergist appointment. What I was hoping would be a quick and easy appointment wasn't. It started with a breathing test which he failed (59% after the last two tests were over 100%). Then came the exam and lots of rattling in his lungs, followed by a treatment and another breathing test which he improved on, but still wasn't 100%. So he's back on asth... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 21:50:50 EST April 8, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667670 Well, I made it through another busy day. This whole week is just one thing after another. This morning started with my workout and I went ahead and did both scheduled even though it had me rushing to get ready and get out of the house. I am glad I did though. Then it was off to work. While there I put a call in to the allergist to get Jacob in. He has been coughing pretty bad since Sunday and we've had to do albuterol treatments quite a bit. So he has an appointment for tomorrow. He'... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 20:19:01 EST April 7, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667328 I ran out of time to blog last night, so here's my recap of yesterday... <BR> <BR> My day started out with my workout, as usual. Normally I don't have anywhere to go on Monday's, but yesterday I had to head to Adair-Casey to practice with the HS Choir soloists. So, first I had to get through my morning. The biggest event of the day was ordering tickets for the Matthew West and Newsboys concert. They will be at the Iowa State Fair on August 7th! Woo hoo! So, of course, I was in charge of... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 11:32:11 EST April 6, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666007 Wow, what a day! I woke up still fighting the migraine. Not as bad as yesterday, but still enough to be annoying. Anyway, great worship service this morning. We had some awesome songs today and that always helps. After church I stopped at Casey's to fill up the car, get the Sunday paper and my Sunday Diet Dew. I try to keep it at once a week and today I thought that maybe it would help with my headache. When I got home I took some ibuprofen and a Promethazine tablet with the pop to see... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 21:34:37 EST April 5, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665250 Today was a bit calmer. Mike had to work all day, so it was just me and the boys. Jacob had Clover Kids this morning, so Matthew and I dropped him off then went for a walk around the square. Then we just hung out at the library while waiting for Jacob. I will admit it was nice to just sit and read a magazine. Then we came home and had some lunch. After lunch the boys headed outside (without me shoving them out the door) and they stayed out all afternoon! It was nice for me because I go... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 20:13:09 EST April 4, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664595 Well, it was another crazy, busy day. The day started with an errand to run and then a stop at the Middle School for the 3rd quarter Awards Ceremony (Matthew made the B Honor roll and got Perfect Attendance for the 3rd quarter). Then I was able to come home for a little bit. I grabbed a snack and got one load of laundry done and made the bed. Then it was off to Greenfield. I dropped a bag off at the consignment shop, mailed some letters, and dropped off pop cans before heading to the Elem... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 20:52:54 EST April 3, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663830 Another busy day for me! The day started with working at the church - bulletins to print for Sunday's services. Then I was able to come home for a quick snack before heading to Adair-Casey to practice with the HS Choir students. Contest is next weekend! Once done there, I headed for Greenfield and since it was lunch time (well, past my normal lunch time) I decided to treat myself to soup and a sandwich at The Corner. I'm so glad that I did because after this week, they are done with soup!... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 21:35:10 EST April 2, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663027 Today wasn't quite as successful as yesterday, but tomorrow is a new day! <BR> <BR> Nutrition: M&M's got the better of me. The rest of my food intake was okay, but I just had the craving for the M&M's and wasn't able to stop after one serving. <em>18</em> <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> Fitness: This was successful! Not quite my 60 minutes, but close. This morning's workout was Strictly Strength and tonight, even though it was later than planned, Walk On: Dance Walk. I'm still "cooling dow... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 22:31:32 EST April 1, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662089 Well, day 1 went well! <BR> <BR> I allowed myself a treat, but just one serving! And no seconds at supper time either. So, nutrition-wise - <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I did two workouts today. This morning I did Jessica Smith's Kickboxing Ballet. That was fun! And tonight I did Walk On: Fusion Walk. I'm aiming for 60 minutes a day. This week I'm following her schedule on her page, then starting next Monday I'm following her Walk On 4-Week Challenge. Since the walks are only about 30 ... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 20:56:46 EST March 31, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660647 Wow, I can't believe that it is the last day of March. Where did the month go? <BR> <BR> Overall, the month was just okay. Workouts were great and getting some reading done wasn't a problem. My struggle for the month was my food intake. I would have good days where I would measure or weigh and track everything and then I would have days where I would just eat and eat and eat (and of course it would be junk food). The scale did not move for the month (well, it went up and down, but for t... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:17:33 EST March 22, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654089 I didn't realize that it had been two weeks since I had last blogged. I think that I thought about it, but never did! <BR> <BR> Things have been busy. Last week I had several days of practicing with the JH Band students and contest was last Saturday. The kids all did well. I never did hear what their ratings were, but we felt good with how they did. Once I was done there I headed to Des Moines to do some shopping. Matthew needed some dress pants for his concert on the 17th, and he also ... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 18:53:15 EST March 9, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643708 Wow, what a busy week it ended up being! Wednesday was somewhat normal, with the exception of the Ash Wednesday service that evening. Thursday I had work in the morning, practice with the JH Band and HS Choir in Adair and then was home for the rest of the day. I had to keep reminding myself that it was Thursday. Can't figure that one out! Friday was busy, but not stressful busy. Grocery shopping in the morning, practice at Adair-Casey again, massage in the afternoon and we had our Churc... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 15:38:40 EST March 4, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639817 It was actually a normal Tuesday for a change! I started the day with my Jessica Smith workout (this morning was Belly, Buns & Thigh Walk), and had my healthy breakfast. Then it was off to work. I didn't have a lot to do, but enough to keep me busy and for some reason the phone kept ringing this morning. After I left the church, I had a few errands to run and then it was home for the day. Everybody was home after work and school and nothing happening tonight! Woo hoo!! <BR> <BR> I am la... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 19:39:23 EST March 3, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638504 Boy, it is cold today!! The boys had a late start, but now I am enjoying a quiet, peaceful house! <BR> <BR> Overall, yesterday wasn't too bad. My eating wasn't the best, but I did track every bite! Fitness was a rest day. I did also get some reading time. <BR> <BR> Not a lot on my agenda for today. Just some laundry and cleaning, but it will be nice and quiet! Woo hoo!! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Mon, 3 Mar 2014 11:27:07 EST March 2, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637724 For a Saturday, yesterday was the longest day! We kept Jacob home from Basketball camp, even though he was feeling better. Luckily Clover Kids was cancelled, so he didn't miss out on that. Mike and Matthew headed in to the church to do some stuff, so it was just Jacob and me for a big chunk of the day. Once they got home, I thought that I would get a break, but no. So my mood for the afternoon was horrible. Jacob has been home since Wednesday and with the exception of going to work for ... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 13:50:17 EST March 1, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636715 Well, February was an off month. The scale didn't really move and a few measurements were up. I think that I've been dealing with a lot of water retention. It's frustrating, but I know that I need to get my eating back under control. Workouts have been great, but my snacking hasn't been the best. I start off strong with breakfast (measuring and weighing), but as the day goes on I just "eyeball" it, or just eat whatever and only track a portion, even if it's more. <BR> <BR> So, starting ... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 08:50:51 EST February 27, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635559 Wow, what a crazy mixed-up day. I kept Jacob home from school today. He still had a slight fever and was feeling a bit crummy. I wasn't able to get him in to see the doctor today though. Both doctors in Greenfield were booked full and I didn't want to see the nurse practitioner in Fontanelle. Nothing against that profession, but my luck with this particular one hasn't been the best. I didn't want to "waste" the time and money. So, we had a nice day at home. He rested on the couch, did... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 20:25:13 EST February 26, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634581 Wow, I didn't realize that it had been that long since I had blogged! I've just been busy I guess. <BR> <BR> Let's see, overall eating hasn't been too bad. A few extra treats here and there, but overall portions have been good. Exercising is going great. Still doing Jessica Smith workouts every day. I go back and forth between following her weekly schedule on her website and using videos that I own. I'm definitely going to stick with that for next month! I have gotten quite a bit of r... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 17:36:35 EST February 9, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619444 Yesterday turned out to be a pretty good day. I braved a trip to Des Moines in the morning. The roads weren't too horrible, but there were some tricky spots. Then it was back home to get ready for my party. It was a small group, but we had fun. <BR> <BR> Here are a few shots that I needed to take for the House Party Puffs Kiss & Cry party portion: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l410946129.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l... Sun, 9 Feb 2014 12:55:44 EST February 7, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617756 Wow, what a week! <BR> <BR> Let's see... <BR> <BR> Tuesday morning I had an extra child to get on the bus before school. Pastor and his wife had to take their daughter to the doctor early that morning, so they dropped the oldest son (the middle child - he's Jacob's age) so that he could get on the bus with the boys. The ironic thing is that it made things go much more smoothly for a change. <em>246</em> So, I got them on the bus and headed in to work. Now, I have to mention that it ... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 10:54:52 EST February 3, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613709 Well, I had a pretty nice weekend. I did my workout on Saturday and took a rest day on Sunday (I needed it, I was sore!). I got a lot of reading done too. Nutrition was up and down. I did really good on Saturday with portions - measured and weighed everything - until the evening. Mike and the boys went to the basketball game, so I was home by myself. I measured out my evening snack, but ended up having more. I did track everything, but I let myself lose control. Sunday's eating - let'... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 08:19:49 EST February 1, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611957 Wow, it's really February already? So weight and measurements were done this morning. If I go by January 1st's stats, then I maintained for the month of January. I need to figure things out for this month.... <BR> <BR> Here are my goals for February: <BR> <BR> 1. Nutrition: portion control. I will do so good in this area, but then things start creeping in. I measure out breakfast and usually my snack, but lunch and supper don't always happen that way. So, my focus for February will be... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 10:24:23 EST January 31, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611196 End-of-the-month recap: <BR> <BR> 1. Nutrition: this area has been up and down. I've had good days where I limited the added sugar and then I've had horrible days where it was almost like I couldn't get enough. I need to do some serious thinking as to what I will focus on in February. <BR> <BR> 2. FItness: this has been my strong area, as usual. Now that I'm back to being 100% (boy, October through December was tough!) I've gotten right back into my routine. I had originally planned to ... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:18:25 EST January 24, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604554 A whole week to recap. I guess that it's been a crazy week! <BR> <BR> Mike left for Wisconsin Monday morning and was gone until Wednesday night, so I got to be a single mama. I survived. Matthew had Cub Scouts after school Monday, so we had to pick him up when he was done. The funny thing is about the time Jacob and I headed to town, it decided to start snowing and blowing. Good grief. Tuesday was a normal day - work in the morning, housework in the afternoon and keeping it together aft... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:17:20 EST January 19, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599439 Wow! Another two days to recap! <BR> <BR> Saturday: Matthew had the FIRST Lego League State Competition in Ames. Mike went along and Jacob and I stayed home. We had a good day. I let Jacob have some computer time, took him to the library (at which point it started snowing), then to the Mexican restaurant for lunch. Once home, he played for a little bit and then I let him watch "Cars" (probably about his 10th time seeing it). He was pretty good for me. One little meltdown when I wouldn'... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 21:32:53 EST January 17, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597373 I didn't get a chance to blog yesterday so I'll round up both days! <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a busy morning at work. I did get the bulletins printed, but had to wait on the agendas for the Annual meeting (it's Sunday at 1:00). I figured that I can just print them Sunday between services. My afternoon was spent at home most relaxing. I was dragging for some reason. <BR> <BR> 1. Nutrition: good day! <BR> 2. Fitness: In the morning I did Body Groove: Delicious Dance #4 and in the afternoon I... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 19:44:32 EST January 15, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5595170 I had a pretty good day. I ended up letting Mike take the Taurus and I drove the Volvo today. I didn't want to risk getting stuck again, because I had plans to meet my sister for lunch. We had a nice visit and a very yummy meal! I will admit that it wasn't healthy, but I enjoyed every yummy bite! Once home, I got caught up on emails and Spark stuff. Fun! <BR> <BR> 1. Nutrition: the ironic thing is that sugar intake was fine even though my lunch wasn't the healthiest! <BR> <BR> 2. Fitn... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 20:39:51 EST January 14, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594041 Boy, what a day. It started with heading in to the church to work. i got quite a bit done and got ready to head home. So, I head out to the car and it wouldn't start. After numerous tries, and a few breaks, I ended up draining the battery. So Mike left work to pick me up and take me home (my knight in shining armor!). Then he headed back to work and I went about my day at home. Once Jacob got home we headed in to jump start the car. Luckily it finally started. Jacob and I came home wh... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 21:18:28 EST January 13, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592776 What a wonderful day! I didn't have anywhere to go, so I was able to get stuff done at home. I probably didn't get as much done as I should have, but it was a nice day. <BR> <BR> 1. Nutrition: overall pretty good. Again snacky. I don't know why! <BR> <BR> 2. Fitness: I did make a little change today. I did Jessica Smith's Metabolic Conditioning workout that was scheduled for today. After doing that, I was just too worn out to even think about doing the Ballet Beautiful workout that I ... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:47:43 EST January 12, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591648 Wow, what a day! I'm a little bit sore from yesterday workout, but didn't really notice until Praise team warm-up! We had a few songs today that really taxed my arms! And to have to play them twice. I laugh because I got into them so much that it registered as vigorous activity on my BodyMedia Fit Band! Anyway, I had a nice afternoon at home watching football and then it was back to the church for practice. Whew! Ready for tomorrow! <BR> <BR> 1. Nutrition: I suppose that I wasn't too ... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 21:00:31 EST January 11, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590613 Another great day here! I let myself sleep in and according to my BodyMedia Fit band, I got just over 8 hours! Woo hoo! Then I had my healthy breakfast and once that was settled, I tackled my scheduled workouts. Oh boy. I doubled up again. Since I have already planned all of my workouts for the month, I am sticking with that, but now that I'm following Jessica Smith's 4-Week Challenge, I'm adding more. I may drop the Flat Belly Yoga from Sundays, since she has a yoga workout scheduled ... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 20:30:39 EST January 10, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589591 Wow! What a day! Since I went grocery shopping yesterday, I didn't have anywhere to go. So I finally was able to enjoy my quiet day at home (that's usually Monday, but the boys were still home...). I got 5 loads of laundry done and started working on some decluttering in the bedroom. I will be glad when I can be done with that! So here's my goal progress: <BR> <BR> 1. Nutrition: good day. Did allow myself a little treat tonight, but was well within calorie range! <BR> <BR> 2. Fitness:... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 20:43:33 EST January 9, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588477 Another somewhat normal day. Got the boys on the bus then headed to the church for work. I was very productive for only being there just over two hours. I got the bulletins printed for this Sunday, worked on the bulletins for the last two Sundays, finished up the Council agenda (hard copy printed and put in boxes and scanned copy emailed to the council members) and even started working on the agenda for the Annual meeting that is coming up next weekend. Whew! <BR> <BR> After work, I deci... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 19:41:36 EST January 8, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587345 Oh, what a wonderful day it was today! Back to routine. Back to school. Back to work (okay, I could have done without that, but oh well). Awesome! <BR> <BR> Nutrition: pretty good even though I've been a bit snacky tonight. I'm still in calorie range though and my added sugar intake has been fairly low. I've brushed my teeth now, so no more food! <BR> <BR> Fitness: This morning I did my scheduled Ballet Beautiful: Total Body Strength & Cardio. It's only half an hour, but whew! Then t... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 20:37:46 EST Today's "stats" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586967 So, I did decide to measure this morning while weighing in. <BR> <BR> Weight: 148.4 (down 4.2 pounds - pretty sure it was all water weight) <BR> Neck: 12-3/4" <BR> R. Arm: 11" <BR> L. Arm: 11" <BR> Chest: 37" <BR> Waist: 32" <BR> Hips: 36" (down 1/2") <BR> R. Thigh: 20-1/2" <BR> L. Thigh: 20-1/2" <BR> R. Calf: 13" <BR> L. Calf: 13" <BR> <BR> This shows me that my weigh-in on the 1st was a temporary high. I knew after some indulging both over the weekend between Christmas and New Year's and... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 13:46:36 EST January 7, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586049 Other than a little bit of stress from the boys being home, overall it was a good day. <BR> <BR> 1. Nutrition: good with everything! Made a new recipe for supper and it was really good! <BR> <BR> 2. Fitness: This morning I did Body Groove: Delicious Dance #2 and Yoga Journal: Yoga for Morning. I also got my extra 10,000 steps! <BR> <BR> 3. Personal: I did pull out the cross-stitching for a little bit. Between cold fingers and dry skin, it was a bit tough! <BR> <BR> So, the goals are g... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 19:34:01 EST January 6, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584825 I just may lose my mind. School has been cancelled again for tomorrow. Apparently they can't get some of the buses started, so they don't have enough for the routes. Every swear word is going through my brain right now. I love my boys, but if I don't get back into our regular routine soon, I am going to lose it. Of course, it would help a lot if they would get along and not fight and argue and whine. <BR> <BR> Okay, vent over, for now..... So much for work tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Anyway, t... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 20:15:40 EST January 5, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583404 Wow, I realized that I almost forgot to blog! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's results: <BR> <BR> 1. Nutrition: pretty good. Again was able to enjoy a treat. <BR> <BR> 2. Fitness: did some Zumba and some yoga. Felt great! <BR> <BR> 3. Personal: did start working on a new little project. I still need to get a few things to finish the other one, but it can wait. <BR> <BR> All in all, a good Saturday. <BR> <BR> Today: <BR> <BR> 1. Nutrition: calorie-wise I'm okay, but sugar-wise not so good. Enj... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 19:28:23 EST January 4, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581686 Yesterday was another great day! <BR> <BR> 1. Nutrition: Overall a great day. I did allow myself a little treat after supper. I had the calories and I enjoyed every bite of that Reese's Peanut Butter Christmas tree! <BR> <BR> 2. Fitness: did Ballet Beautiful: Body Blast. Definitely feeling it today. The muscle soreness actually hit me last night! I'm hoping that each time that I do that workout (all 4 segments) I'll be able to do a few more reps and not have to stop and stretch as muc... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 09:30:20 EST January 3, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580880 Oh boy, the boys are pushing me past my tolerance level. I know that I'm supposed to "enjoy them while they're young, because soon they'll be gone", but good grief. There is only so much this mama can take! I guess that I don't really understand why they couldn't have gone back to school yesterday. And to top it off, Mike has to work tomorrow and possibly Sunday, so no real break for me. Ugh. <BR> <BR> Anyway, yesterday was another good day for my goals. <BR> <BR> 1/2 <BR> <BR> Nutrit... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 14:49:13 EST January 2, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579423 Well, yesterday was a nice day. I started my day with a Ballet Beautiful workout and enjoyed a healthy breakfast. I was able to enjoy some quiet time when Mike and the boys headed in to town. They went in to scoop the sidewalks at the church and possibly clean. Well, it ended up that the visitation for today's funeral was at the church (did not know that), so cleaning was out. So, they played on the big snow pile in the church parking lot. So, not a lot done yesterday, but it was a nice... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 12:39:34 EST January 1, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577557 Happy New Year! <BR> <BR> So, I started off the morning by weighing in a taking measurements. <BR> <BR> Starting weight: 152.6 (this is back up from what it was a week ago, but I'm guessing it's partly water weight from some over-indulging, but it's down from what my weight was on Dec. 1). I'm not too worried. <BR> BMI: 25 <BR> Neck: 12 3/4" <BR> R. Arm: 11" <BR> L. Arm: 11" <BR> Chest: 37" (this was down an inch from Dec. 1) <BR> Waist: 32" (this was also down an inch from Dec. 1) <BR> Hi... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 09:24:22 EST December 31, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577030 Here are my goals. <BR> <BR> 1. Nutrition: still working on portion control, but I'm also going to work on cutting back on sugar - I don't do too bad, but I figure that it needs to be done. <BR> <BR> 2. Fitness: Okay - I'm going with alternating between Ballet Beautiful workouts, yoga and either Zumba or Body Groove (aka dancing). I need to sit down and actually plan what workout will be on what day. I will also aim to get 10,000 steps a day (this is on top of whatever my workout is) <BR>... Tue, 31 Dec 2013 18:53:25 EST