NUCLEARMUM's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NUCLEARMUM NUCLEARMUM'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 Gym Visits record for June 2014 Dues Discount http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665001 My goal: 12 times at the gym for 20$ discount on my membership. <BR> <BR> 04/01 1 of 12 Sculpt & Yoga <BR> 04/02-04/04- Spring Break madness &Church overnight <em>40</em> <BR> 04/05 2 of 12 Zumba <BR> Family schedule taking over <BR> 04/07 3 of 12 Foam Roller Stretch <BR> 04/10 4 of 12 Barre <BR> 04/11 5 of 12 Zumba <BR> Sleepover weekend and college visits <BR> <BR> Sat, 5 Apr 2014 11:52:33 EST March Gym visits record for May 2014 dues discount http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639500 My goal: 12 times at the gym for 20$ discount on my membership. <BR> <BR> <BR> 03/03 1 of 12 Sculpt & Yoga <BR> 03/04 2 of 12 Barre Blend <BR> 03/05 3 of 12 Mix it Up + Zumba <BR> 03/06 4 of 12 Morning Java <BR> 03/07 5 of 12 Zumba <BR> 03/08 6 of 12 Zumba <BR> 03/11 7 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 03/12 8 of 12 Mix It up & Zumba <BR> 03/13 9 of 12 Morning Java <BR> 03/14 10 of 12 Zumba <BR> ---lucky 5K race day March 15th----no gym <BR> 03/17 11 of 12 Run on Treadmill <BR> 03/18 sick <B... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 12:11:26 EST February Gym visits record for April 2014 dues discount http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617401 My goal: 12 times at the gym for 20$ discount on my membership. <BR> <BR> 02/02 1 of 12 Specialty Class with Coach Sarah Kickboxing <BR> 02/03 2 of 12 Mix it Up and bike workout <BR> 02/04 3 of 12 Bodypump + Kickboxing +Biking <BR> 02/05 4 of 12 Mix it Up & Sculpt <BR> 02/06 5 of 12 Morning Java & Bike <BR> 02/07 6 of 12 Mix it Up, Fit Floor workout+ Zumba <BR> 02/08 7 of 12 Core + BOSU + Fit floor <BR> 02/09 8 of 12 Zumba + fit floor+ Step workout <BR> 02/10 9 of 12 Mix i... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 23:40:00 EST January Gym Visits Record for March 2014 Dues discount http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578285 My goal: 12 times at the gym for 20$ discount on my membership. <BR> <BR> 01/01 1 of 12 Sculpt & Zumba <BR> 01/02 2 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 01/03 3 of 12 Zumba <BR> 01/07 4 of 12 Burn it in 30 and Zumba <BR> 01/08 5 of 12 Sculpt <BR> 01/09 6 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 01/10 7 of 12 Zumba <BR> 01/11 8 of 12 Sculpt (75 minutes) <BR> 01/13 9 of 12 30 day challenge kick off <BR> 01/14 10 of 12 Bodypump & Functional Training <BR> 01/15 11 of 12 Zumba <BR> 01/16 12 of 12 Bodypump & Water Aerob... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 17:17:51 EST December Gym Visits Record for February 2014 Dues discount http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553396 My goal: 12 times at the gym for 20$ discount on my membership. <BR> 12/2 1 of 12 Sculpt and Yoga <BR> 12/3 2 of 12 Sculpt and Yoga <BR> 12/5 3 of 12 Yoga <BR> 12/6 4 of 12 Zumba <BR> 12/10 5 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 12/13 6 of 12 Sculpt & Yoga and Zumba <BR> 12/17 7 of 12 Treadmeill and stair climber <BR> 12/18 8 of 12 Sculpt & Yoga <BR> 12/19 9 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 12/23 10 of 12 Walk <BR> 12/24 11 of 12 Santa Sculpt <BR> 12/26 12 of 12 Bodypump <em>248</em> <B... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 11:29:06 EST November Gym Visits Record for January 2014 Dues discount http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534097 My goal: 12 times at the gym for 20$ discount on my membership. <BR> <BR> 11/01 1 of 12 Zumba <BR> 11/04 2 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 11/05 3 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 11/07 4 of 12 Zumba <BR> 11/12 5 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 11/13 6 of 12 Sculpt & Yoga <BR> 11/14 7 of 12 Bodypump & burn it in 30 <BR> 11/15 8 of 12 Zumba <BR> 11/18 9 of 12 Sculpt & Yoga <BR> 11/19 10 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 11/22 11 of 12 Zumba <BR> 11/25 12 of 12 Sculpt and Yoga <em>248</em> <BR> 11/26 13 of 12 Bodypu... Wed, 6 Nov 2013 16:17:12 EST October Gym Visits Record for December Dues discount http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504076 My goal: 12 times at the gym for 20$ discount on my membership. <BR> <BR> 10/01 1 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 10/03 2 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 10/04 3 of 12 Zumba <BR> 10/06 4 of 12 Zumba <BR> 10/09 5 of 12 Sculpt & Yoga <BR> 10/10 6 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 10/15 7 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 10/16 8 of 12 Sculpt & Yoga and Zumba <BR> 10/17 9 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 10/18 10 of 12 Zumba (no card) <BR> 10/20 11 of 12 Zumba <BR> 10/22 12 of 12 Bodypump <em>248</em> <BR> 10/24 13 of 12 Burn it in 30 <BR... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 05:38:58 EST September Gym Visits Record for November Dues discount http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5477379 My goal: 12 times at the gym for 20$ discount on my membership. <BR> <BR> 09/05 1 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 09/06 2 of 12 Zumba <BR> 09/09 3 of 12 Zumba <BR> 09/10 4 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 09/13 5 of 12 Zumba <BR> 09/17 6 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 09/19 7 of 12 Zumba <BR> 09/20 8 of 12 Zumba <BR> 09/24 9 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 09/25 10 of 12 Sculpt & Yoga <BR> 09/27 11 of 12 Zumba <BR> 9/29 12 of 12 Zumba <em>248</em> Fri, 6 Sep 2013 02:44:30 EST August Gym Visits Record for October Dues discount http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5450082 My goal: 12 times at the gym for 20$ discount on my membership. <BR> <BR> 08/06 1 of 12 Zumba <BR> 08/08 2 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 08/09 3 of 12 Zumba <BR> 08/13 4 of 12 Bodypump & Treadmill <BR> 08/16 5 of 12 Mix it Up (BOSU) <BR> 08/17 6 of 12 Zumba <BR> 08/18 7 of 12 Zumba <BR> 08/22 8 of 12 Zumba <BR> 8/23 9 of 12 walk <BR> 8/26 10 of 12 Zumba <BR> 8/28 11 of 12 walk <BR> 8/29 12 of 12 Bodypump <em>248</em> Fri, 9 Aug 2013 15:49:38 EST July Gym Visits Record for September Dues discount http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409741 My goal: 12 times at the gym for 20$ discount on my membership. <BR> <BR> 07/02 1 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 07/03 2 of 12 Sculpt & Yoga and Zumba <BR> 07/06 3 of 12 Bodypump and Zumba <BR> 07/10 4 of 12 Mix it Up <BR> 07/12 5 of 12 Zumba <BR> 07/13 6 of 12 Bodypump and Zumba <BR> 07/16 7 of 12 Treadmill <BR> 07/17 8 of 12 Sculpt & Yoga <BR> 07/18 9 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 07/19 10 of 12 Zumba <BR> 07/23 11 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 07/25 12 of 12 Zumba <em>248</em> <BR> 07/27 13 of 12 Zumba Wed, 3 Jul 2013 14:37:43 EST June Gym Visits Record for August Dues discount http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374829 My goal: 12 times at the gym for 20$ discount on my membership. <BR> <BR> 6/1 1 of 12 Zumba <BR> 6/4 2 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 6/7 3 of 12 Zumba <BR> 6/9 4 of 12 Zumba <BR> 6/11 5 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 6/14 6 of 12 Zumba + Treadmill <BR> 6/15 7 of 12 Treadmill <BR> 6/21 8 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 6/23 9 of 12 Treadmill <BR> 6/24 10 or 12 Treadmill <BR> 6/25 11 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 6/26 12 of 12 Treadmill <em>248</em> Sat, 1 Jun 2013 17:00:21 EST 12 in May http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343576 My goal: 12 times at the gym for 20$ discount on my membership. <BR> <BR> To keep track of the 12 days for May for the discount: <BR> <BR> 5/2 1 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 5/5 2 of 12 Zumba <BR> 5/9 3 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 5/12 4 of 12 Zumba <BR> 5/14 5 of 12 Bodypump <BR> strep throat for me and my kiddos plus out of town visitors <BR> 5/23 6 of 12 Bodypump <BR> 5/24 7 of 12 Sculpt & Yoga <BR> 5/25 8 of 12 Zumba <BR> 5/26 9 of 12 Walk <BR> 5/27 Memorial Day Closed <B... Thu, 2 May 2013 19:21:12 EST 12 in April! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311760 My goal: 12 times at the gym for 20$ discount on my membership. <BR> <BR> To keep track of the 12 days for April for the discount: <BR> <BR> 4/2 1 of 12 Zumba and Treadmill <BR> 4/4 2 of 12 Bodypump and Treadmill <BR> 4/5 3 of 12 Zumba and Treadmill <BR> Took a break: weekend spent with kids and hubs lots of play minutes <BR> 4/9 4 of 12 Bodypump then trail walk <BR> 4/10 5 of 12 Treadmill <BR> 4/11 6 of 12 Zumba <BR> 4/12 7 of 12 Bodypump and treadmill <BR> 4/17 8 of 12 Trea... Thu, 4 Apr 2013 18:16:28 EST 12 in March! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281382 It appears I did it and qualified for 20$ discount for my Gym membership from our Health Insurance (new in 2013)! Yahhhhoooo. Was not supposed to start until this month (after 60 processing days and that started in Janurary). I haven't paid 26$/month for a membership in I can't remember when. <BR> <BR> To keep track of the 12 days for March for the discount: <BR> 3/2 1 of 12 Zumba and Bodypump <BR> 3/7 2 of 12 Zumba -rough week with kiddos sick but I made it <BR> 3/10 3 of 12 ... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 16:20:41 EST 5% Challenge Awesome A Team Week 2 Challenge Day 5,6 & 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279520 This week has been a challenge to get my habit goals accomplished. I have had 3 children get sick in under a week's time. I have also had very little sleep this week since Monday. What I haven't done is give up. This habit is too important to me. <BR> <BR> Day 5 Wednesday March 6th <BR> What can you improve upon? <BR> Tracking. I have been unable to track well this week. I have tried to be careful with what I put into my mouth with little emotional eating during my stressful week. I... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 22:54:17 EST 5% Challenge Awesome A Team Week 2 Challenge Day 4 Tues. Mar. 5, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273698 <BR> Living the Good Life – Blogging and Feedback - theme new habit. <BR> <BR> Day 1) What new habit you wish to develop? <BR> <BR> This will be quite simple - food. I have lost sight of what is going into my mouth though I am tracking the ones being burnt. I need healthy balanced food choices to be a solid habit again. <BR> <BR> 2) How will you do that? <BR> <BR> Plan and track- pretty simple eh? I will try and sit and plan meals for the week based on the smart carbing principle my... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 01:07:47 EST 5% Challenge Awesome A Team Week 2 Challenge Day 3 Mon. Mar. 4, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273697 Living the Good Life – Blogging and Feedback - theme new habit. <BR> <BR> Day 1) What new habit you wish to develop? <BR> <BR> This will be quite simple - food. I have lost sight of what is going into my mouth though I am tracking the ones being burnt. I need healthy balanced food choices to be a solid habit again. <BR> <BR> 2) How will you do that? <BR> <BR> Plan and track- pretty simple eh? I will try and sit and plan meals for the week based on the smart carbing principle my good f... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 01:03:01 EST 5% Challenge Awesome A Team Week 2 Challenge Day 2 Sun. Mar. 3, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271733 Living the Good Life – Blogging and Feedback - theme new habit. <BR> <BR> Day 1) What new habit you wish to develop? <BR> <BR> This will be quite simple - food. I have lost sight of what is going into my mouth though I am tracking the ones being burnt. I need healthy balanced food choices to be a solid habit again. <BR> <BR> 2) How will you do that? <BR> <BR> Plan and track- pretty simple eh? I will try and sit and plan meals for the week based on the smart carbing principle my good ... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 20:56:49 EST 5% Challenge Awesome A Team Week 2 Challenge Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5270555 Living the Good Life – Blogging and Feedback - theme new habit. <BR> <BR> Day 1) What new habit you wish to develop? <BR> <BR> This will be quite simple - food. I have lost sight of what is going into my mouth though I am tracking the ones being burnt. I need healthy balanced food choices to be a solid habit again. <BR> <BR> 2) How will you do that? <BR> 3) What are you doing to encourage yourself and keep on track? <BR> 4) How are you doing day by day? <BR> 5) What can you improve... Sun, 3 Mar 2013 00:31:55 EST Blog 8 of 8 Week 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5259508 WEEK 10 comes to and end and with it the Winter Challenge. <BR> <BR> This is a late entry but given the schedule I had and the volunteering I did, I am giving myself credit for this one. <BR> Did I meet any goals set out in Week 3? <BR> <BR> 1)Track my food every day - I did meet this goal until this week. It does work. <BR> <BR> 2) If I ate something over my calorie range or in the form of junk, I went to the gym and worked it off (with no gadgets). Go to bed hungry (ie no eating before ... Fri, 22 Feb 2013 03:42:19 EST Blog 7 of 8 Week 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5244654 Heck of a week this week with this virus. I was not able to shake this one and last Saturday's schedule really put me over the edge. I guess I should have not walked around and around in the cold snowy parking lot of the ice rink. Oh well, I am hoping I am on the "other side of this" and can return to the gym. My mind has been so wanting to go but my body says. "No" <BR> <BR> Still enjoying wearing the bodybugg and I really love seeing how many steps I take in a day. I realize all the o... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 02:33:48 EST Blog 6 of 8 Week 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235302 Well this week has started off well and it keeps on going. Despite schedule setbacks and not being able to go to my favorite workout classes, I am maintianing walking at least 30 minutes every day. My bodybugg has given me the motivational kick in the butt I needed. I haven't checked into the Fitbit but as I am pretty frugal, I will stick with my bodybugg as I got it with a Groupon and whatever it measures (or the differences in respect to other gadgets), it is helping me stay accountable ... Sun, 3 Feb 2013 06:41:47 EST Blog 5 of 8 Week 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5225040 Blog Entry 5 of 8 Week 7 <BR> What another week. Flu struck again this time my oldest. Not as high a temp but longer duration. This was supposed to be a short week. It felt sooooo long. It was difficult to get to the gym and I am realizing that 12 times to the gym in a month may not be as easy as I had originally thought. Our schedule is not forgiving and throw in a bug and boy do things get derailed. <BR> <BR> So my goal this week is to get the last three gym visits in and I have fiv... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 23:40:21 EST Blog Entry 4 of 8 Week 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5212247 Due to seasonal illness hitting my son and a bit of this and that, this week has been a wash. I I am behind in my Shred. I will catch up tomorrow. I am not going to give up. I am going to get stronger and more focused. I am making time for me. I have to do this. <BR> <BR> Tracking Gym progress for my January discount: <BR> <BR> THURSDAY JANUARY 17, 2013 <BR> Day 6 of 12 for membership discount log <BR> 60 minutes of Bodypump <BR> in addition I walked the snowy/icy track at elementa... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 22:30:27 EST Blog Entry 3 of 8 Week 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202311 It's kicking in....the basics. With the new gym membership I have increased my ST minutes! Yippeee! Have gone from minimal minutes to decent numbers. I am back to Zumba and Bodypump and I feel FANTASTIC! I have also re-started the SHRED thanks to a great friend and Teammie Sophia! I am a bit behind but plan on catching up with the FB team. Finally I am applying what great friend and Teammie John sent me before Christmas from Canada. I admit carrying that Canada Post envelope around ... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 14:36:39 EST Blog Entry 2 of 8 Week 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185356 Original: <BR> <BR> 1)Track my food every day <BR> <BR> 2) If I ate something over my calorie range or in the form of junk, I went to the gym and worked it off (with no gadgets). Go to bed hungry (ie no eating before bed-when I did this, I lost weight) <BR> <BR> 3) Stick to basics. Stop getting overwhlemed by all that I know and all that I have and just do it. <BR> <BR> 4) Drink my water every day. I have never had a problem with that. These past few challenges, I have. <BR> <BR> 5) My ... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 04:26:26 EST Week 3 ITC Blog Entry 1 of 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185353 WEEK 3 - 12/27 to 01/02 <BR> What worked for me wasn't last year or the year before that. What really helped me was when I joined SP I had found a "Lose 5lbs a month Club". It was a great team like Team Yellow. It was simple what I did when on this team: <BR> <BR> 1)Track my food every day <BR> <BR> 2) If I ate something over my calorie range or in the form of junk, I went to the gym and worked it off (with no gadgets). Go to bed hungry (ie no eating before bed-when I did this, I lost weig... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 04:24:25 EST ITC WEEK 1 Fall 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5056453 Week 1 <BR> A list of 5 of things that have held me back in the past: <BR> <BR> 1) the big one-making time for me and getting comfortable with that excuse <BR> 2) once #1 happens planning goes out the window <BR> 3)because of 1 & 2 my negative self-talk kicks in (I can't, I don't want to-ohh the ones that really stop ya) <BR> 4) lack of sleep <BR> 5) emotional eating <BR> <BR> Healthy Change Bonus: REFLECTING <BR> So what am I going to do about it this challenge????set a goal minutes of c... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 17:54:43 EST Day 110 Saturday January 21st 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4695301 Well today is a snowy sunny day! Sun in winter-a new thing for me and I find my eyes are trying to adapt. Feels good with the sun but the darn cold takes some getting used to again. I think the creatures have it right-time to hibernate....if only for a weekend. <BR> BUT tis hockey season. Got in at midnight last night due to two tournaments starting up for the boys. The older they get, the later the game starts (9:45pm). I was a nervous wreck for the team the HS son played against is ve... Sat, 21 Jan 2012 14:19:15 EST Day 112 January 19th 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4691780 So I lost track of this accountability blog. Time is quickly passing and not even the numbers counting down seem to kick start me into action. Well, that's not precisely true as if I were diligent about blogging, the countdown WOULD light a fire under me. I have been consistent with my SP teams. I am also very proud for starting a Couch to 5K plan. I realized that a gym routine will not be possible so I have had to create my own routine. I am making my way not feeling secure in a "no-... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 17:36:35 EST 5 things in 5 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4681373 I came up with these things once the ITC Week 5 challenge was announced and have been working on them so thought I had better get my blog done: <BR> <BR> 1) re-start Couch to 5K and finish week 1 <BR> 2) get more sleep <BR> 3) yell less at home and do more yoga (very important during hockey season) <BR> 3) cut down/eliminate sugar (other than natural food sugar) <BR> 4) re-read Twilight so can finish the series (yes there is a teenage girl in me) <BR> 5) no before-bed snacking even if wi... Sun, 15 Jan 2012 01:45:13 EST ITC 1 Dec 15- 21- A letter to Myself (read in 10 weeks) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4625378 Ok this is plain, short and simple-no froo froo motivational crap for you now -you are way past that. What the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks is your problem? You're the math whiz no?? calories in should be less than calories out? Your equation is skewed the wrong way! So what do you need to do: <BR> <BR> 1) Track <BR> 2)Water <BR> 3)Cardi0 <BR> 4) ST <BR> <BR> structure structure schedule:diet planning/tracking, exercise, laptop time-anything else is gravy-you know you don't have time to si... Wed, 14 Dec 2011 11:37:59 EST Day 38 (144) December 10th 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4620359 So much to do yet. How does one fit it all in? I just want to slow things down and appreciate the true meaning of the holidays-it can be done. Good way to start was a walk in the am with the hubs and the dogs. We walked in the cold and it felt darn good. I came home a mapped our walk. I have no figured out a safe loop (no sidewalks here) that I can try and have it be close to 5K. If I can't get a gym routine going, I can certainly try a Couch to 5K. It feels great to have a goal. Sno... Sat, 10 Dec 2011 14:33:19 EST Day 37 (144) December 9th 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4619273 Jimminie crickets time flies. I had intended to Blog daily but this truly awakens me to how quickly time flies and my schedule is the biggest culprit. I am still working at a workout routine in our new home. Finding somewhere to go that is reasonable and not too far of a drive with a schedule that works with my family's schedule is proving to be a challenge. I may just have to really try to workout with DVDs. I have been toying with the idea of running again (years and years ago I tried)... Fri, 9 Dec 2011 15:02:13 EST Day 22 (159) November 24th 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4598075 WOW 6 days went by like THAT! With it so did my inner voice and more candies were ingested. It is now wonder 4 years have gone by and here I am. I am always puzzled at how nothing has changed. Well duh? Change just doesn't happen on it's own. My inner voice is going to have to conquer the temporary pleasure that emotional eating provides. <BR> <BR> So today is THANKSGIVING. I have made a conscious efort to change things up. The menu is altered as it is only our family today. With th... Thu, 24 Nov 2011 15:18:34 EST Day 5 (176) Monday Nov 7th - Day 16 (165) Friday Nov. 18 th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4590399 Well, I lost track of blogging for quite a while there but I did not give up on the challenge of two weeks ago for Team Yellow. Well I did and I didn't. I had an eye-opening experience during that week of tracking diligently-I EAT! Imagine that? Not only do I eat I eat too much..really? I really believed I wasn't eating and could not understand why I could not loose. I have been dieting since my twenties and I am not stupid. I get the entire concept of calories in and out. As of late ... Fri, 18 Nov 2011 17:11:14 EST Day 3 (178) Saturday Nov.5th & Day 4 (177) Sunday Nov. 6th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4572923 What a beautiful day! The sun is shining and there is a chill in the air. Fall-I remember you well and have missed you dearly. Our years in Oregon were fabulous (I miss Oregon) but I did miss the fall. The hubs and I were married in the fall. I am a bit scared about our first real winter (will have to re-acquaint myself with winter). I/we love the snow. I do not miss "living" in the snow. Going to work was a pain as I used to commute to work by express bus (that was good but waiting f... Mon, 7 Nov 2011 13:19:27 EST Day 2 - 179 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4570023 Well, now I am starting to feel stronger! Day 2 passed and I did it. I did not give into emotional eating. Our youngest daughter woke up ill and threw up 4 times yesterday and ran a fever. <BR> <BR> When everyone got home, I was tired and stressed and hungry. I DID NOT touch the Pringles can in the van as the hubs and I drove out to a nearby antique shop to pic up a chaise/chair that we scored. I am so happy about our new find (at a great low price). I so love this shop that is only ... Sat, 5 Nov 2011 18:18:05 EST Day 1-180 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4568338 I created and deleted a blog yesterday. I have been doing that a lot lately. Raw thoughts in print that make sense to me but maybe should just stay with me. <BR> <BR> So taking a page from Sophia's book (thank you Sophia), day 1 was a success. I did not give into stress or emotional eating and tracked my food and water (took out the new food scale I bought in September and used it!). I am going to work on cardio and ST. <BR> <BR> Day 1 was a good day and I am working onto day 2. 180 o... Fri, 4 Nov 2011 13:24:09 EST 5 Motivators http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3272475 5 things you would do to stay motivated during the 10 weeks of the Summer Challenge! <BR> <BR> I will drink my water <BR> I will track my food <BR> I will plan my meals for when I am running around like a headless chicken <BR> I will turn to my Team, my husband, my kiddos (who are kitchen ninjas when they want to keep me from naughty eating) and my celery and carrots when I want to close myself in my pantry and emotionally eat ....so a heap of motivation mustering to conquer the emo-eating ... Thu, 27 May 2010 02:38:05 EST They call us Mellow Yellow-OH NO not this team http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2043075 I am NOT a blogger that is for certain. This is my second blog entry and both for a team challenge. It is a question of time. I do so enjoy other member's blogs though. Having said that, here we go.... <BR> <BR> As a member of the BL Yellow Team Spring Challenge, I have learned to laugh at myself and not beat myself up so much. I am very good at that but the only butt kicking permitted is by your team mates (and that's a good arse kicking). They care. We care...I care. This team is a... Thu, 7 May 2009 17:57:20 EST Boot Camp Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2030428 I did it! It felt great and not so great. I realized that though I have been doing cardio on exercise equipment and walking, I have not done a workout like this in a long time. I felt out of shape! <BR> <BR> My goals for this Bootcamp is to not feel out-of-shape and make it into the 160s again. <BR> <BR> Measurements coming tomorrow. I am way too tired now and it is almost Monday. <em>160</em> Mon, 4 May 2009 02:59:32 EST