MYSTERYROSE74's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MYSTERYROSE74 MYSTERYROSE74'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/ Happy New Year!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577996 Hope everyone had a wonderful New Year's Eve, and a great start to 2014! I'm going to do my best to keep my blog here updated. I need to write updates and just "in general" posts more often. <BR> <BR> Getting back into a routine slowly. My weight has stayed the same, even was back down to 135 for a few days. I tend to stick between 135 and 140 which is good for me. Need to work on consistency with my workouts. I slacked off for a bit there. <BR> <BR> Will start with the updates very soon, a... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 13:55:55 EST Vacation Recaps - Atlanta http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5428274 We went to Atlanta at the end of May to see my family. My sister, her husband, and three kids live in Atlanta, and my parents came up from Miami. We haven’t been back East for about two years, and it was a much needed vacation. The kids had their last day of school the day after we got there. My niece and older nephew were a part of the end of the year talent show. My nephew and his friend did a Tai Kwon Do routine, and my niece was a stagehand for the whole show. They did great! I managed to... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 13:14:48 EST Vacation Recaps - San Ramon, CA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427460 I have more to get you all caught up on, but this is not really health related. My husband and I took two vacations this spring. One to the San Francisco area and one to Atlanta. My parents came out to CA for one of my dad’s band activities. He’s played saxaphone since he was a kid, and has belonged to the Greater Miami Symphonic band. He plays second chair and has been in the band for 30 some odd years. I think he started playing in this band when I was about 7 years old. So, at least 31 yea... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 15:34:09 EST Remembering Monty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422819 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1072649010.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Where to begin. This is a difficult post to write. Monty was a huge inspiration to a lot of members on Spark. He was a leader of several teams on Spark, including the Virtual Walk/Run Challenge team. <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.asp </link> (Not sure why the link won't work) He was a member of several more teams as well. I first met Monty on the Treadmill, Ellipticals, Runners, Walkers... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 09:24:41 EST Getting Caught Up Health-Wise Part Three http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410744 This is the last health update I have I think, and it’s a big breakthrough. In my past posts (I’m talking 4 years ago at least) I’ve said I have bad balance. In the last few years I’ve said that I have a fear of falling and bad balance. Back in January, maybe February, I came to the realization, that while yes my balance is bad, it’s nowhere near as bad as I thought it was. My main problem is the fear of falling. <BR> <BR> During the early part of 2013, my husband and I started to work on my... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 15:03:46 EST Getting Caught Up Health-Wise Part Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409776 On deck for today is to talk about “finding the solution”. Solution to what you may be asking. I’ve talked about this before, what I call “the jerk move”. This is when I experience several days (or weeks, or even months) of feeling like I’m being pulled backward and to the left. If you’re new to my blog here at Spark, let me give you a bit of background on me. I have ataxic cerebral palsy. My CP impacts my balance first and foremost, but it also impact the use of my left leg and right hand. I... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 15:21:54 EST Getting Caught Up Health-Wise Part One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408744 Holy moly, has it been a long time since I’ve actually blogged here. I need to work on that. The good news is, I am getting back into my freelance writing. Bad news is, I feel like I’m all over the place. I have so many ideas that I want to write about, I’m getting overwhelmed by it all. I have a list of topics, and that list just keeps getting longer and longer. <BR> <BR> So, I need to just dive in and get started. One of my problems is, I don’t type quick enough. My brain moves too fast fo... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 15:52:14 EST Our New Hobby (Quad Copter) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5383454 My husband has recently gotten into quad copters and remote control flying. It's a lot of fun! He put this one together, and today was the first time we went to a large open area to fly. We've flown it in the front yard, but this sucker needs room to fly! <BR> <BR> More blog posts coming soon. Sun, 9 Jun 2013 14:19:56 EST R.I.P Ashley http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5066094 Not even a full year, and we had to put our second cat Ashley down yesterday. I had a feeling for the last few weeks. I'll write more about her another time. I'll miss my "big-eared, big-eyed, boo boo face". <BR> <BR> Ashley - June or July, 1999 to September 18, 2012 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l599094014.jpg"> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 10:04:47 EST The Truth About Disabilites (series on YouTube) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4872882 I was getting caught up with my Youtube subscriptions, and happened across this series over on the "recommended for you" portion of the site. I took a look and wow, I could relate to just about everything in this series, especially part 3. EVERYTHING in part 3 has happened at one point or another. <BR> <BR> It is fairly long, but interesting. <BR> <BR> Episode 1 Part 1: <link>youtu.be/VcQjLDMZi_0 </link> <BR> Episode 1 Part 2: <link>youtu.be/cBFwGSCxLq4 </link> <BR> Episode 2 Part ... Tue, 8 May 2012 20:05:08 EST Link To My Vacation Recap (last part) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4832332 <link>keepmovingtee.wordpress.com/2012/04/<BR>12/march-vacation-walking/ </link> <BR> <BR> Stay positive and keep moving! Thu, 12 Apr 2012 18:45:39 EST Link To My Vacation Recap (part 2) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4830013 <link>keepmovingtee.wordpress.com/2012/04/<BR>10/march-vacation-food/ </link> <BR> <BR> Yum! Wed, 11 Apr 2012 09:40:03 EST Link To My Vacation Recap (part 1) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4829040 <link>keepmovingtee.wordpress.com/2012/04/<BR>10/march-vacation-activities/ </link> <BR> <BR> Go there if you're interested in what we did on vacation. A few pics, and a short video are there. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> Tue, 10 Apr 2012 16:43:18 EST It's Comining Up Fast!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4785999 I haven't mentioned this here yet, but it's about a week and a half from now. We're going out of town! My parents are coming out from Miami and are going to meet us in Monterey, CA. We'll be driving up from the desert, and it's about an 8 or 9 hour drive. <BR> <BR> We're planning on going up a day early, so we can go through the Sequoia National Park. I've always wanted to see the Redwoods, and now's my chance. I know they're huge, but I bet they're bigger than I really think they are. Can't... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 17:57:32 EST 21 Day Challenge Wrap Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4781208 Oops, forgot to write up a blog here for SP. Here's the link to my other blog about it. Loved this challenge! <BR> <BR> <link>keepmovingtee.wordpress.com/2012/03/<BR>10/21-day-challenge-wrap-up/ </link> Sat, 10 Mar 2012 21:01:27 EST 5 Years on Spark!!! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4777837 Today marks the fifth year that I first joined SparkPeople. It doesn't feel like it's been that long at all. I've come a long way in five years. I can say that I am where I want to be in terms of how strong my body is. I can do a lot of things that I couldn't do five years ago. Here's just a few examples of the progress I've made in five years. <BR> <BR> Progress From 5 Years On SP: <BR> <BR> 1. Went from being able to do just 7 minutes on a stair stepper to an hour on the stair stepper. <B... Thu, 8 Mar 2012 17:26:23 EST Week Three Schedule Of Leslie Sansone's 21 Day Challenge (late) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4772400 I'm in the third and final week of Leslie Sansone's 21 Day Challenge. She normally posts the mileage assignments on Friday nights, but she was late this time around. People on her FaceBook were speculating that she was affected by the storms in the North East (I believe she's somewhere in PA). But the mileage assignments were up on her blog this morning. I'm not too far behind. I did my own thing Saturday and Sunday. <BR> <BR> My plan on Saturday was to do 4 miles, but I only did 2. And I ju... Mon, 5 Mar 2012 18:27:49 EST Week Two Schedule Of Leslie Sansone's Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4755598 So, Leslie posted the schedule for the second week of her 21 day challenge on her blog. Day 8 is a doozy, but I'm goin' for it. <BR> <BR> Day 8 - 2/25 - 5 mile walk <BR> Day 9 - 2/26 - 2 mile walk <BR> Day 10 - 2/27 - 4 mile walk <BR> Day 11 - 2/28 - 3 mile walk <BR> Day 12 - 2/29 - 2 mile walk <BR> Day 13 - 3/1 - 2 mile walk <BR> Day 14 - 3/2 - 3 mile walk <BR> <BR> Let's do it! Fri, 24 Feb 2012 19:45:33 EST Overdue Update and Leslie Sansone's 21 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4753684 It's been a really long time since my last blog. I did that video blog a few weeks ago, but that doesn't count. Update on that whole anxiety thing. The "hesitate, jerk and go move" is still there. but the anxiety isn't as bad. I'm still working on it. Thank you to those who commented. I should probably do another video like that for another problem area I have, but I can't record it myself. I've gotten into my bad habit again of getting on my knees. I need to stop it, but that anxiety about f... Thu, 23 Feb 2012 17:01:37 EST Having Issuse: Video Demonstration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4729300 Ok. First of all, yes it has been a long time since my last blog or vlog. And I have to laugh because my last blog was about this same exact thing. My confidence and balance is off. <BR> <BR> I've tried in the past to explain what happens, but I think by actually SHOWING you what happens might help a bit. <BR> <BR> I looked at the video after I did it, and it doesn't seem like a big deal at all. But when I'm going through it, my anxiety is so high. Hard to breath, heart pounding. I feel lik... Wed, 8 Feb 2012 16:42:03 EST Feel The Fear And Do It Anyway http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4588750 And that's exactly what I did. For the last 5 days or so, I've been having bad balance issues (even worse than usual). I've been avoiding certain things because of the fear of the falling sensation I described in yesterday's blog. But I knew I had to keep moving or it would just get worse. <BR> <BR> So, I kept repeating the phrase "feel the fear and do it anyway" which I believe Bob Harper said a time or two on The Biggest Loser (it might have been Jillian though, I can't remember). That phr... Thu, 17 Nov 2011 14:29:04 EST Ramble Ramble Ramble http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4586859 It's been a long time since I did a blog post. First I'd like to thank everyone for commenting and supporting me during my October Operation Overhaul thing I did. I'm still doing my daily goals, and it's helping a bit. <BR> <BR> Not sure really what to say. I'm in the midst of one of my "string of bad balance days". It started sometime over the weekend I think, but I really can't say. And it's hard to explain how it feels. I have bad balance anyway, but these string of days I have from time ... Wed, 16 Nov 2011 10:16:36 EST Late OOO Day 31 Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4567036 Well, the last day of my Operation October Overhaul kind of blew up. I had good intentions that day, and actually got my strength training in. Then our cat took a turn for the worse, so I took the day off. Things went downhill from there. <BR> <BR> I'm still going to do my daily to do list, but I don't plan on posting them to my blog anymore. I'll do other blog posts soon. Trying to get back into the swing of things a little bit. Did 1/2 mile today on the elliptical so that's something. <BR>... Thu, 3 Nov 2011 16:50:13 EST R.I.P. Paws http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4563442 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l118440001.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Paws - February (or March) 1996 - November 1, 2011 <BR> <BR> Will write more another time. Tue, 1 Nov 2011 14:40:31 EST OOO Day 30 Recap and Goals For Day 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4561049 Oh my, yesterday was a day of food...junk food. We went to Panera Bread for breakfast and after we ate our normal meal, we brought back some goodies. I got a Cobblestone pastry and my hubby got a babka (?), and also a loaf of mische bread. We don't bring back things from Panera often, so this was a treat. <BR> <BR> Got back and I exercised. I made my end of October goal of completing 1/2 mile without stopping. I also completed my next goal (I hadn't verbalized it yet) of getting in one full ... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 09:28:10 EST OOO Day 29 Recap and Goals For Day 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4559623 Yay for a day off for hubby. This is the busy time of year for him, so it's nice to have him around today. He mentioned going out to eat this morning, but we'll see. I know he's tired. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's Goals: <BR> Stretch for 10 to 15 minutes - <em>248</em> <BR> Elliptical (maybe, if not today, tomorrow) - Nope <BR> Clean cat box - <em>248</em> <BR> Vacuum - <em>248</em> <BR> Read part of GOOYMAIYL - <em>248</em> <BR> Computer work (maybe, depends on what time hubby gets back) -... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 09:17:45 EST OOO Day 28 Recap and Goals For Day 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4558442 Yesterday was a pretty good day. I went easy on myself and decided not to use my walker. Need to read more of my book. My mind is just cluttered too much and it's getting in the way. Not sure of what I'll do today. My husband has to work so I think I will too. LOL. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's Goals: <BR> Stretch for 10 to 15 minutes - <em>248</em> <BR> Strength train - <em>248</em> <BR> Elliptical for .5 mile - <em>248</em> <BR> Walk with my walker - No <BR> Computer work - <em>248</em> <B... Sat, 29 Oct 2011 09:49:22 EST OOO Day 27 and Goals for Day 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4557097 I made it through last night. I was hungry after dinner, but I was in the lower part of my calorie range. My husband got some cookies for dessert, and it smelled good. But I know if I had gotten one (one white chocolate macadamia nut cookie is 200 cals), I would have felt yucko. They're too sweet generally for me, it's just the smell that got me. <BR> <BR> Walking with my walker is still tough. Not sure why my legs feel stuck sometimes. Like they're pinned to the floor and won't move. It was... Fri, 28 Oct 2011 09:27:27 EST OOO Day 26 Recap and Goals For Day 27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4555638 Pretty good day yesterday. Back is normal again and I have no more spasms. I did .8 mile on the elliptical yesterday in .2 increments. We'll see how long I go today. I was tempted to try a full mile, but that's probably not a smart idea yet. I'll get there though. I think I'll try for my goal of 1/2 mile with no stopping today. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's Goals: <BR> Stretch for 10 to 15 minutes - <em>248</em> <BR> Elliptical for at least .5 mile. Try for .7.- <em>248</em> Did .8 mile <BR> Wat... Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:15:19 EST OOO Day 25 Recap and Goals for Day 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4553939 I'm playing it safe for a while with my back. It twinged again yesterday morning, but nothing since then. I decided to take yesterday off, even though I really wanted to exercise. I believe it will be OK to exercise today. I plan on skipping my strength training today. Just do the elliptical today and see how it behaves. Found out something about one of the writing sites I write for. It's basically dead in the water for right now. Plan on working on my own stuff and finding other places. Star... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 09:52:04 EST OOO Day 24 Recap and Goals For Day 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4552200 There's no way around this...yesterday sucked. Plain and simple. It started out with good intentions, but went down hill quick. The reason? My back. Muscle spasms in the right lower part of my back prevented me from doing anything. If I tried doing anything physical, it felt like I was getting kicked in my kidney. It wasn't a kidney stone, I've had one of those before, and this was definitely a muscle spasm. So I got nothing done. Seems OK today, but we'll see. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's Goals: <... Tue, 25 Oct 2011 09:41:50 EST OOO Day 23 Recap and Goals for Day 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4550433 Weekends go too fast sometimes. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's Goals: <BR> Stretch for 10 to 15 minutes - <em>248</em> <BR> Elliptical for .7 mile (at least .5) - <em>248</em> .7 mile <BR> Laundry - <em>248</em> <BR> Stay within calorie range - <em>248</em> <BR> No snacking after dinner - <em>248</em> <BR> ******* <BR> Goals For Monday, October 24: <BR> Stretch for 10 to 15 minutes <BR> Strength train <BR> Elliptical for .7 mile <BR> Clean cat box <BR> Vacuum <BR> Walk and stand with walker... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 09:32:56 EST OOO Day 22 Recap and Goals For Day 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4549034 Saturday was a pretty good day. I got my hair cut finally. It was getting way too heavy and was starting to make my neck hurt more often. Not sure what the plan is for today. We might got out again somewhere. Breakfast maybe. Not sure. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's Goals: <BR> Stretch for 10 to 15 minutes - <em>248</em> <BR> Do whatever the heck I want, lol - <em>248</em> <BR> Stay within calorie range (might go out to eat who knows) - Nope. Had cheesy pasta and Alfredo sauce. Yummy. <BR> No sna... Sun, 23 Oct 2011 10:51:22 EST OOO Day 21 Recap and Goals For Day 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4547708 No real plans for the day. Just taking it easy and enjoying my hubby's day off. We might go somewhere later, but not sure. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's Goals: <BR> Stretch for 10 to 15 minutes - <em>248</em> <BR> Strength train - <em>248</em> <BR> Elliptical for .7 mile (at least .5) - <em>248</em> Did .5 mile <BR> Clean cat box - <em>248</em> <BR> Vacuum - <em>248</em> <BR> Update WordPress blog - <em>248</em> <BR> Computer work - <em>248</em> <BR> Read part of GOOYMAIYL - Nope but t... Sat, 22 Oct 2011 11:21:27 EST OOO Day 20 Recap and Goals For Day 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4546267 Yesterday was a blah kind of day. I basically say on the couch and watched TV, played Bejeweled 2 and read while snuggling with my cat. I did exercise, but that was about it. Lack of sleep the night before had me dragging. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's Goals: <BR> Stretch for 10 to 15 minutes - <em>248</em> <BR> Elliptical for .6 mile - <em>248</em> .7 mile <BR> Update WordPress Blog - No, wasn't in the mood <BR> Computer work (i.e. writing) - Nope <BR> Practice standing and walking with the wal... Fri, 21 Oct 2011 10:18:29 EST OOO Day 19 Recap and Goals For Day 20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4544735 Didn't exercise yesterday. That's OK though. I got a late start and I had other things to get done. Wednesdays seem to be my heavy housework and catch-up day. My left shoulder was sore for some reason also. Think I slept on it funny. <BR> <BR> Today is going to be a weird day probably. Our oldest cat Paws, who is 15 and 1/2, is starting to show his age. He's starting to meow more and try and get to places he shouldn't. Keeping an eye on him. He doesn't seem to be in any pain, but he is old. ... Thu, 20 Oct 2011 10:24:42 EST OOO Day 18 Recap and Goals For Day 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4543006 Short post today, got a lot to get done. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's Goals: <BR> Stretch for 10 to 15 minutes - <em>248</em> <BR> Practice standing and walking with the walker - <em>248</em> <BR> Read part of GOOYMAIYL and do the exercises - <em>248</em> (making some sense again as I read it for the second time) <BR> Stay within calorie range - Went a little over <BR> No snacking after dinner - <em>248</em> <BR> ****** <BR> Goals for Wednesday, October 19: <BR> Stretch for 10 to 15 minut... Wed, 19 Oct 2011 09:45:13 EST OOO Day 17 Recap and Goals For Day 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4541309 Today is going to be a rest day as far as exercise goes. Lots of stretching will take place. I'm slowly increasing my distance, and want to take it slow still. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's Goals: <BR> Stretch for 10 to 15 minutes - <em>248</em> <BR> Strength Train - <em>248</em> <BR> Elliptical for .5 mile (more if I feel up to it) - <em>248</em> .6 mile <BR> Read part of GOOYMAIYL and do the exercises - Didn't get to it <BR> Stay within calorie range - Nope. <BR> No snacking after dinner - N... Tue, 18 Oct 2011 09:30:41 EST OOO Day 16 Recap and Goals for Day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4539407 My days are so going to be confused this week since hubby had to work yesterday. It feels like Tuesday. It was a good day though yesterday. I got in .6 mile on the elliptical. I could have kept going, but am working up to it slowly. Going longer before my first break. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's Goals: <BR> Stretch for 10 to 15 minutes - <em>248</em> <BR> Elliptical for .6 mile - <em>248</em> <BR> Clean cat box - <em>248</em> <BR> Vacuum - <em>248</em> <BR> Practice standing and walking wi... Mon, 17 Oct 2011 09:53:46 EST OOO Day 15 Recap and Goal for Day 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4537809 Well, today is Sunday, but it feels like Monday. My husband has to work for a few hours today, so I will get some things done too. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's Goals: <BR> Stretch for 10 to 15 minutes - <em>248</em> <BR> Elliptical for 1/2 mile if I'm up to it - No, but that's OK <BR> Read part of Get Out Of Your Mind And Into Your Life and do the exercises - Nope <BR> Stay within calorie range - No. <BR> No snacking after dinner - <em>248</em> <BR> ******** <BR> Goals For Sunday, October 16: <... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 09:22:39 EST OOO Day 14 Recap and Goals for Day 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4536559 Was an OK day. Got done the more important things. Today is going to be a fairly quiet day. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's Goals: <BR> Stretch 10 to 15 minutes - <em>248</em> <BR> Strength train - <em>248</em> <BR> Elliptical for 1/2 mile - <em>248</em> <BR> WALK WITH MY WALKER - Tried, but no. <BR> Watch The Biggest Loser on my stability ball - <em>248</em> <BR> Read part of Get Out Of Your Mind And Into Your Life and do the exercises in it - Didn't get to it. <BR> Stay within calorie range ... Sat, 15 Oct 2011 09:51:08 EST Walking Goal and Ridiculous Excuses http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4535836 Get ready for a long one. I was going to do a vlog about this, but with me and vlogging, I sometimes take a LOT of takes before I'm happy with it. This is about the goal I mentioned a few days back. One that I keep making, and one that I keep failing. What is it? <BR> <BR> Walking. For those of you reading for the first time, you probably are confused. What's the big deal about walking? I have ataxic cerebral palsy. This has an impact on my legs, my right hand, and a big impact on my balance... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 18:37:08 EST OOO Day 13 Recap and Goals For Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4535062 Things are still going well, Making most of my goals, and am working on eliminating excuses. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's Goals: <BR> Stretch for 10 to 15 minutes - <em>248</em> <BR> Elliptical for 1/2 mile - <em>248</em> <BR> WALK WITH MY WALKER - <em>248</em> Little bit at a time <BR> Watch The Biggest Loser on my stability ball (if it's not on demand on TV yet, do it at the computer..no more whining about it being difficult to get on the ball when it's at the computer) - Didn't get enough... Fri, 14 Oct 2011 09:20:00 EST OOO Day 12 Recap and Goals For Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4533448 Another good day yesterday. Starting up my old goal of walking with my walker. I am so tired of the B.S. excuses I tell myself. I feel the anxiety already, but I'll deal with it. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's Goals: <BR> Stretch for 10 to 15 minutes - <em>248</em> <BR> Strength Train - <em>248</em> <BR> Elliptical for 1/2 mile - <em>248</em> <BR> Laundry - Don't let it sit forever in the dryer or basket before folding and putting away. - <em>248</em> <BR> Watch Biggest Loser on stability bal... Thu, 13 Oct 2011 09:43:31 EST Endurance Opinion And Invitation To A Spark Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4532477 Yay or nay: Should I increase my time and distance on the elliptical to try and improve my endurance or should I hold off until I can do 1/2 mile without a break? <BR> <BR> Virtual Walk Site: <link>exercise.lbl.gov/index.html;jsession<BR>id=0167F0A97B47A1941AE05D5972AB42A7 </link> Easy to sign up and no spam involved. If you need help signing up for it, let me know. <BR> <BR> Vitual Walk/Run Challenge team: Join up and have fun! <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i<BR>ndividual.a... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 16:43:41 EST OOO Day 11 Recap and Goals For Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4531826 My quiet day yesterday ended up being a lazy day. I didn't do my half mile. Felt kind of blah all day really. Been doing some thinking. I saw and read a few blogs in the last few days that has made me start thinking again about one particular goal I set a LONG time ago and I've basically been ignoring it. Need to do some digging through my brain and get it into gear. I'll go into more detail either in a vlog or another written blog, but I want to get my thoughts organized first. <BR> <BR> Ye... Wed, 12 Oct 2011 10:05:48 EST OOO Day 10 Recap and Goals For Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4529986 I met every goal I set yesterday. Feels good to get things accomplished. We ate dinner super early yesterday (5 PM), so when 8 o'clock rolled around I was getting hungry again. Nothing healthy to snack on (already had an apple for lunch, and the bananas weren't ripe yet), so I just dealt with it. <BR> <BR> Not a whole lot going on today. I'll have the house to myself for most of the day. My mother in-law and nephew are going up to see my sister in-law (she lives about an hour away) and her k... Tue, 11 Oct 2011 09:52:35 EST OOO Day 9 Recap and Goals for Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4528125 Ah, Monday. No holiday in this house. Business as usual. Hope everyone has a great day off for those of you with a day off. Things here are going to be the usual routine. The first week on my "Operation Overhaul" went OK. I met most of my goals. Last Monday, I weighed myself and the scale said 144. Huh? That was like a 3 pound gain. Not sure if the scale was not balanced right or what. But I weighed myself this morning and it's back to 140. <BR> <BR> I think the whole no snacking after dinn... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 09:54:45 EST OOO Day 8 Recaop and Goals for Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4526571 Lazy day was fairly lazy yesterday. lol. Read some of my book, until my eyes got too heavy and felt like I was going to fall asleep. Got caught up on all of our shows plus watched two episodes on The Unit (I MISS that show) on DVD from Netflix. Not sure what's going on today. Might be another light day. I do plan on doing my elliptical sometime today though. Oh, and I will NOT be having 6 cups of coffee (four in the morning and two in the afternoon) like I did yesterday. I had the "ants in my... Sun, 9 Oct 2011 10:12:26 EST OOO Day 7 Recap and Goals for Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4525294 Today is going to be a lazy day. No real goals to meet except to stay in my calorie range. Hubby and I are going to veg out on the couch and get caught up on some shows. He's going to play around with his new computer, and I plan to read a lot of the current book I'm on (A Dance With Dragons, the 5th book in George RR Martin's series). Other than the, not doing a darn thing. If I feel like doing a half mile, I will, but I'm not pressuring myself. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's Goals: <BR> Stretch for... Sat, 8 Oct 2011 10:25:33 EST