NWILKER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NWILKER NWILKER'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/ Short week monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6036635 Short week and entry to the overeating month of the year. Ugh! <BR> I did have a over exuberant weekend, but ended up not too too terrible. Not amazing, but something to give me hope the week to come! <BR> <BR> Did I do my best to: <BR> Drink my 90 ounces Water: I did get a couple bottles of water on <BR> <BR> Track my food: new neek, new tracking <BR> <BR> Stay in range: i did not, but this week is a new week <BR> <BR> Make/Find Me time: i did spend some nice time in the kitchen, so tha... Mon, 23 Nov 2015 10:32:01 EST Back to monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6033101 I am back home after an extended trip with the family for an emergency. <BR> <BR> I did pretty good for most of it, either ran the couch to 5k program or hiked in the local park. Then... shenizzle hit the fan and lots of bad food choices, lots of comfort food and wine... <BR> <BR> Anyway- i'm back home, i'm ready to focus, i'm ready to get to the grocery store since we have absolutely no food here! <BR> <BR> Did I do my best to: (am i going to do my best today to....) <BR> Drink my 90 oun... Mon, 16 Nov 2015 12:38:24 EST Pause http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6026180 I'm kind of on pause... I had a last minute trip out to see dad and i've not extended it another week. <BR> <BR> I'm getting in my exercise... hiking, and couch to 5k. Although couch to 5k without my running buddies makes me sad... <BR> <BR> Thanks for all the notes and thoughts and i'll get back to the land of spark eventually, but i do appreciate the love, just can't get on as often as i like. <BR> <BR> And here is a little bit of one of my hikes... very halloweenie! <BR> <img src="ht... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 18:44:30 EST Wednesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6018794 Well, kudos for me that i made it back in the same week! <BR> <BR> Having a concrete plan seems to be working for me this week, so far! <BR> <BR> Did I do my best to: <BR> Drink my 90 ounces Water: i got throug h2 of my big mugs of tea, and 2 bottles of water - so yes! <BR> <BR> Track my food: got yesterday in, just now... <BR> <BR> Stay in range: yes! <BR> <BR> Make/Find Me time: hubby is away, so it's all me time, all the time! <BR> <BR> Do Extra exercise: took a walk to the library ... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 13:30:03 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6017511 Now where are my weeks going? <BR> <BR> I was away for work last week and did get in an extra exercise and my couch to 5k run, so that was good! <BR> <BR> Decided to get new hip packs to try with the pups! Not too bad, but my dog runs straight out from me, not on the side, so i have to shift mine to the side... but that's ok! I'm not running far enough to worry about needing anything from my pockets! Hahaha <BR> <BR> Rough weekend and not really wheat free... friday was - we did cauliflow... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 10:59:49 EST Monday again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013702 Long week and a roller coaster ride for me. Back in the saddle! <BR> <BR> Aiming for a great day and then i'm off on travel for a couple days. Hoping to keep on track <BR> and do what i need to do. <BR> <BR> Hubby and I started week of couch to 5k. Got him new shoes since his achilles was acting up with the minimalist shoes. We'll see how that all goes! <BR> <BR> Since we wont be home together on wednesday we'll try and each do that day seperately. <BR> <BR> Also have started including th... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 11:17:55 EST Monday monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009728 Week of social events every night is done, hubby is gone, i can get on with my plans! <BR> <BR> Joined a "lose 10 in 10 (october) challenge" - really it's just lose something, but it's a good name! <BR> <BR> Bob berg this week is "Physical Health and eat in moderation" - to accomplish this i'm aiming to pre-track this week, and focus on my workouts <BR> <BR> Some have asked how my wheat-free-ish is going and how i'm feeling. I've had some set back, some good weeks, some bad weeks. This las... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 11:59:34 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007533 Feeling a smidge more centered and like i have a way to head forward! Woot! <BR> <BR> Did I do my best to: <BR> Drink my 90 ounces Water: 8/10 - got in 2 bottles, some tea <BR> <BR> Track my food: 10/10 (i did it today!) <BR> <BR> Stay in range: 8/10 - thought i had tried, but fact is better than fiction and dang... <BR> <BR> Make/Find Me time: 1/10 another walk to another event hubby was putting on. Just sort of fell into it, didn't plan it <BR> <BR> Do Extra exercise: 10/10 the walk ... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 16:12:46 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006758 I've been doing a lot of soul search regarding other parts of my life and journey and recently am working through the book Triggers - by mark goldsmith and there is a section regarding active and passive questions and now i'm going to paraphrase - but if we can blame someone else we will, so i'm going to mix up my "goals" with the phrase: Did I do my best to... i haven't decided if i'll rate it from 1-10 or just yes and no with an explanation. I think i still need the accountability to know... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 11:22:21 EST Tuesday - reboot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006267 The last 30 to 90 days has been experimentation. Wheat free-ish, up the protein, lemon water, ignoring tracking, and other random things. To which, i have remained, returned to where i started the experiment. No loss, no real gain, so back to basics <BR> <BR> Accountability: <BR> <BR> Water: got through 1 bottle, gotta get that going on, yesterday was 2 <BR> <BR> Tracking: today i'm on it <BR> <BR> Stay in range: we shall see! <BR> <BR> Me time: got in a nice walk to an event hubby was... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 15:50:21 EST Vacation photos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002397 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a5a0b314-13d5-469c-b078-ae5be7fe08ff.JPG"> <BR> coming in for a landing at the bahamas <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e8edc6eb-93ee-4d16-bab8-a2f6c764bc10.JPG"> <BR> first day - on the beach - mmmm lovely <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4a844d67-ffc2-42fa-b83f-21c7462a45d3.JPG"> <BR> sun setting on our last day <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee868bbe-1ab0-49e1... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 23:29:24 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5977806 Thanks for hte love my spark peeps. <BR> <BR> Have returned home. Dad seems to be going up and down, and i'm living a roller coaster emotional rollercoaster trying to determine how to motivate an old man. <BR> <BR> Had some quiet and heart to heart chats with him and told him that passively aggressively not doing what my mom said was not helping anyone. <BR> <BR> I said, dad, she's always been a nag... that is not new... you can't think that will change... She does care, just doesn't show ... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 11:04:50 EST Hello Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973717 This week was a week on travel in idaho. <BR> <BR> Definitely stayed the wheat free - ish road, except for some beer with dinner... <BR> Managed to pretty much maintain through the week and it's also "that" week, so i'm sure there is some water gain there... so i'll take it! <BR> <BR> I've not really mentioned it before, but my dad is not doing so hot, and my sister had been shuttling mom to the hospital and now the rehab center for the past 2 months, but she needs to head out of town to c... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 13:00:16 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968650 Hump day!! <BR> <BR> Been working the week as wheat-free-ish. Adding the extra protein. Lemon in the morning. Appetite is not spiking, cravings are down, and thankfully the scale shows some progress this morning! <BR> <BR> Water: got in quite a bit yesterday, a number of mugs of lemon juice (if you do this take care to trade out with reg water, acid in lemon can do a job on your teath!) <BR> <BR> Tracking: got yesterday done! <BR> <BR> Stay in range: mostly! <BR> <BR> Me time: not toda... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 13:09:17 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967401 MAde it through the weekend and the scale didn't boy cott! <BR> <BR> I"m stll not feeling 100% healthy wise, stupid summer cold. I did make myself get up and i got in 25 minutes on the elliptical before the hubby came down and kicked me off. But i figured it was a good start! Maybe a walk at lunch! <BR> <BR> Status on the wheat free front: <BR> Finished the first book, and have been looking through the cook books - pretty interesting stuff on where wheat is and how it is. Kinda follows the ... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 11:50:37 EST Friday...(pictures and excuses) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5965985 It's been a heck of a week... on my travel last week it was beyond hot on the plan and i know better and never do this... but i put the blower on me... Alas by sunday afternoon i was coming down with a nasty bug. Grumble. <BR> <BR> Luckily i had already done a midnight bike ride saturday night and a hike saturday morning! The midnight ride is something we do every year, they shut down the streets of denver and we get to do a 10 mile ride in the dark. I love it! And the charity it support i... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 12:05:43 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960696 Another week, another week on travel! <BR> <BR> So i managed to make it through the weekend with very little wheat. And i felt like possibly there was a difference! Then i got my "groceries" here at the client site and one of my favorite beers was in the store, so i got some and after a kicker of a hike i opened one to enjoy with my meal... immediately i got stuffed up.. and my face turned red. i've had this sort of thing before with different wheat beers... and sometimes wine so i thought i... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 12:46:32 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958072 So the scale moved a smidge, whew. Back under 160! <BR> I stocked up on my non wheat/gluten flour staples this morning. I have almond flour, chickpea flour, flaxseed, and coconut. I'll eventaully swap out for braggs soy sauce alternative... i have the coconut aminos, but that is pretty pricy per ounce. Still reading through the book, so i don't really know all that i need to know, but figure i can make small step for now! <BR> <BR> <BR> Water: got through 2 and half bottles (32 oz each) ... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 11:44:26 EST Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956868 Well hello there second day of the week. <BR> <BR> Thought i did ok yesterday... alas the scale did not agree. After i tracked it all... i saw that i was a couple hundred calories over... i did get my protein, yeah! So we'll go with small victories!! <BR> <BR> The wheat belly book is fascinating! I've got a list of things i need to pick up slowly to add to our repitour of food stuffs! Again some things will have to wait - like soy sauce, i have a gallon of it... just can't toss it!We use ... Tue, 7 Jul 2015 10:34:01 EST Monday - after a long weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956337 Scale was not as terrible as i had anticipated... I think mainly cause there were only 2 meals a day... <BR> <BR> I got a suggestion that my "this" - picture me flailing my arm around my belly area - might be due to wheat... "Wheat belly" so they say. I got some books from the library, and in addition to some other books i've been reading - the omnivours dilema, and fast food america etc etc.... we might try it... replace the wheat/white flours with other kinds... we don't really eat bread... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 11:07:55 EST Hump day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953900 Well last week got away from me... and now it's already half way through the next one! <BR> <BR> Weekend went well - i ended up only a small smidge above where i started the weekend and I think that was salt! <BR> <BR> We did a hike that nearly killed me! The description said 800 elevation gain, 500 elevation loss... on would that that would be a nice pleasant jaunt through the woods... nope... It was 800 over and over and over again! Rolling hills or inclines or small decline for miles w... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:43:17 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949751 Had an "image" consultant with the gals at an "upscale thrift boutique" and they found some interesting outfits and styles i would never have chozen.. as in - i'm supposed to wear skinny jeans - well dangit... i've got like 7 wide leg boot cut... gonna have to wear those puppies out and then i'll consider skinny jeans! <BR> <BR> I ended up home late and at some left over lentils i had made over the weekend and a bizarre caprese salad - sliced tom, brie, and some vietnamese sauce i also made... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 12:31:22 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949135 I was playing wiht my lenses and some flowers i got a couple weeks ago and thought i'd share a couple <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f6b65528-6434-4894-8f13-f97dc066e000.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ebdd7caa-6e15-4368-b48d-89eb79550922.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Happy monday! The scale is up, but not a terrible amount and still under the 160 mark - woot! This week will be amazing! <BR> <BR> Goals <BR> <BR> Water: got my green tea sun ... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 11:10:21 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5947726 Well, finally we got here, almost to the finish line! <BR> <BR> So the week go away from me, deadlines, new windows installed (can you say oh the noise and dust and dirt??) But i made it! The scale is co-operating! <BR> <BR> Water: still going, think i got almost the full 3 yesterday, and some carbonated water with some lavendar simple syrup i made as a treat! <BR> <BR> Tracking: so/so, just filled in yesterday, and started today! <BR> <BR> Stay in range: doing pretty good <BR> <BR> Me ... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 11:24:13 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5946168 One of those weeks that is going to take forever to get through! <BR> <BR> Scale remaining under the 160 mark, but up a smidge... as i was putting away the brownies... they called to me... <BR> <BR> Water: got in maybe 2 bottles, sip sip sip... on my second one for today... <BR> <BR> Tracking: just finished up yesterday, and got in all of today so far <BR> <BR> Stay in range: doing pretty well <BR> <BR> Me time: i took a couple minutes to journal before bed. better than nothing.. <BR>... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 14:51:06 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945574 Ah monday... such a long way till Friday... <BR> <BR> Started the week on a good not, below Saturday, which was below Friday on the scale! Woot! <BR> <BR> Water: sipping sipping sipping... i'm averaging only 2 bottles a day... but i'm sipping! <BR> <BR> Tracking: I tend to skip the weekends... probably on purpose... but i have this morning in there! <BR> <BR> Stay in range: i think the weekend i did ok. Friend and i had dinner friday night - i had a greek salad wiht gyro meat and only... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 12:56:16 EST Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5944010 Thank goodness it is finally friday! <BR> <BR> Water: with this sipping thing.... i think i got through 1 bottle, a glass later and a cup of tea... <BR> <BR> Tracking: just finished up yesterday, in range, but the scale wasn't moving, so i added sodium to my tracker... i think that in combo with not enough water... i'm holding on!! <BR> <BR> Stay in range: yup! <BR> <BR> Me time: more orange is the new black, i also had the 4 legged kids at daycare yesterday so i rand around the house... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:35:57 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942954 Oy - was hungry for something last night, but couldn't figure out what... so epic fail across the board, but today will be amazying <BR> <BR> Water: got about 2- 32 ounce bottles. slow sipping (that's hard). One was green tea! Gosh is that some tasty stuff! It is sunny enough to do it in denver in the winter, but i'm just not sure the bottle wouldn't freeze... <BR> <BR> Tracking: got all of yesterda in there, and the offending snapea crips (they are not officially gone!) and that was a wa... Wed, 10 Jun 2015 12:58:36 EST Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942313 The goal that isn't listed is accountability - getting my bootie out here and admitting failures and reveling my joys is just that! Hope everyone else is focusing more on the joys and less on the failures. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: i've been reprimanded by imustloseit on more than one occasion when i try and ramp up my water intake. I did do some reading and the way i am guzzling, vs sipping is bad for my kidneys, so thank you my dear and i'll make more of an effort to sip more vs guzzle... Tue, 9 Jun 2015 11:34:21 EST Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5941873 Made it through the weekend, wasn't sure i would! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: going strong and aiming for 4 bottles, 3 was tough... <BR> <BR> Tracking: back to the grid, back to tracking <BR> <BR> Staying in range: again, it's a tough thing to stay in range and try and up the protein... ever time i think i chose well, the carbs keep winning the race! hhahahaha <BR> <BR> Me time: got in a couple chapters reading at lunch and i need to hit the bank, so i'll have a little walk later today... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 16:05:45 EST Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940295 Made it through the week, ended poorly thuresday, but feeling successful again this morning! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: doing pretty well, although flying when you drink 90 or more ounces or water a day can be tricky... think i went pee 4 times before my flight left, just so i could be sure to make it through take off! <BR> <BR> Tracking: doing my normal, i know i was bad, i wont track, yesterday i only tracked through where i did well! Today more on track! Even entered a recipe! (in my ... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 15:04:21 EST Wednesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5939046 Chuggin along, getting in some nice walks and hikes! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: doing pretty good! got in all 90 ounces plus some yesterday! <BR> <BR> Tracking: doing pretty well, focusing on protein, but not sure i'm getting where i want to be. I'm getting more, but it seems to be a losing battle with the carbs... Everytime i think i'm getting high protein the carb are like 2 behind it... I know it's a learning curve and traveling doesn't help... <BR> <BR> Stay in range: pretty good! Pr... Wed, 3 Jun 2015 11:47:31 EST Hello monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938004 Ugh! It's monday and i'm at the client site. And i just had a meeting where pretty much it was decided that why i'm here we aren't going to do... le sigh... <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: got almost 2 down, will get my last one in soon! Did a hike yesterday and ended up not drinking enought - thought i was... but i wasn't... apparently... so i need to make up for that and get more in <BR> <BR> Tracking: got everything tracked for today so far <BR> <BR> In range: not sure, i've been focusing... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 16:53:44 EST Metabolism - i'm coming for you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936758 My lovely ladies that used to/still do run some of the teddy bear challenges had a great article for combating the metabolism slow, so i'm adding new goals to my normal ranges. <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: gotta keep that up, apparently that helps metabolism too, so luckily that was already a goal! <BR> <BR> Tracking: gotta keep that up. did some yesterday, but now i need to finish up yesterday and add in today <BR> <BR> Staying in range: one of the things they states was not to starve,so ... Sat, 30 May 2015 11:48:10 EST And then it was Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936347 Man these short weeks are pretty nice! <BR> <BR> Been a rough week. Did a little pity party eating. Work is really a pain in the bootie... <BR> <BR> Today i'm chuggin my water, had some left over crockpot chicken pot pie (pretty easy, good use of left over chicken, and with enough veggies, not too terrible in the calorie count either!). Got the hubby to join me in a little walk and now back to the grind! <BR> If i finish my work early i can cut out early! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: need... Fri, 29 May 2015 15:28:33 EST May is almost over... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935118 Man does time just go crazy when you aren't paying attention! <BR> <BR> I'm stuck in a motabolism rutt. I'm the heaviest i've been ever/in a long time... <BR> <BR> Seems no-matter what i try and and do it's not working and then throw in vacations and bam... bootie be getting bigger! <BR> <BR> I'm gonna try and focus on ramping up the protein. I've also brought back some old snacking thoughts from ages ago - cheese sticks, wheat pretzles, almonds and fiber one granola bars... Also going t... Wed, 27 May 2015 11:32:53 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917014 Not the amazing finish i had hoped for, but less than the week started.. i'll take it! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: doing pretty well, already one bottle in! <BR> <BR> Tracking: just went and did it! :) <BR> <BR> In range: i can't actually remember all i had, but the scale was up a smidge. Assuming it was the salt!! <BR> <BR> Me time: walked to a "business" meeting, so got a nice 10 min jaunt... <BR> <BR> Extra Exercise: walked to my meeting... hoping for a walk to hh this evening. <BR... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:26:43 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915177 What - only the second day of the week... dang! <BR> Scale did cooperate this morning - woot! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: it's not lunch yet, gotta get on it <BR> <BR> Tracking: did ok for yesterday day, ate more than was tracked but there were still calories available <BR> <BR> Staying in range: yup <BR> <BR> Me time: did a little studying at home. No amazingly me time, but close <BR> <BR> Extra exercise: nuttin for yesterday, hoping for a walk with the hubby to the bank in a bit <BR> ... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 12:52:26 EST New day monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914798 Back home after a weekend away (last stair race of the season), and then a week away for work! <BR> <BR> Scale is pretty much where it was when i left, whew! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: let's get hydrated. Did very well today! <BR> <BR> Track food: dooing well <BR> <BR> Stay in range: so far, so good <BR> <BR> Me time: study day is monday, trying to get motivated... ugh <BR> <BR> Extra exercise: it's back to being chilly. Gotta find something interesting... maybe some squats or lunges.... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 21:29:11 EST Weekend, where are you??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904212 Making it through the week in a relatively successful manner. <BR> <BR> Been keeping my recipes in the "known" category, so the nutrition is already in my spark tracker! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: so so, gotta ramp up the full bottle before lunch thang! <BR> <BR> Tracking: bout at 3 in a week, need to keep up the pre-tracking! added some additional groups today so it is easier to get that items in! <BR> <BR> Staying in range: kinda sorta, better than it could have been! <BR> <BR> Me t... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 12:12:57 EST Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902342 Let's kick this week's bootie! <BR> <BR> My friend posted a blog - Make positive decions, which was based off an email from the spark itself... so i got to thinking! <BR> <BR> Ended the weekend better than i thought i would, but not as good as i could have. <BR> <BR> Positive decisions - i've got my menu's planned through the end of march and into april. I use google calendar so i can have the link in there and it's easy to move the menu item if something else comes up! <BR> I've decided ... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 13:17:11 EST Just a little something to move you into the weekend (and me) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900250 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1320557734.jpg"> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:42:39 EST Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898160 So friday got a little out of control... i needed some wine for my french onion soup... and ooopsie... got some in a glass at my desk! hahahah! <BR> <BR> Then hubby wasn't home when i thought to head to the home show, so we (pups and i) sat down for some house of cards, more wine (not sure how that glass keeps getting filled...) and some amazing goat cheese with honey... mmmmm <BR> <BR> Anyway - a long lost friend then pulled us into hh... home show was out, but we did get home and still e... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 12:30:22 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896458 I'm always happy when it's friday, but today... super happy! <BR> <BR> Tuesday i cooked thursday's dinner, last night i cooked sunday's dinner and tonight i talked so much about the crock pot french onion soup hubby assumed that was the plan - so now it is. And i'll make some baguettes later as well! <BR> <BR> My eyes are still stinging from cutting up 5 pounds of onions. oy! It filled my 6 quart crockpot! <BR> <BR> Original recipe called for all sweet onions (obviously cheaper), but i did... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 11:33:56 EST Almost the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895913 The week is winding down... i'm ready for the weekend! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: doing pretty well, the goal of finishing a bottle before lunch can get tricky, as in sometimes i'm chugging 30 ounces before lunch! but hey, goal met! <BR> <BR> Tracking: i pre-tracked a bit for my sushi dinner, then corrected this morning. Sushi is defniitely a tough one! <BR> <BR> Staying in range: a smidge over, and with all the salt the scale agreed this morning. Anticipate a full recovery tomorrow! <BR... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 12:32:55 EST Well... hello march, i didn't notice you there... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895209 Been a rough couple weeks, lots of things throwing off my normal schedule.. <BR> <BR> I did complete my 2 other stair races, at the bottom i'll put my letter to united airlines regarding trying to get to boston... for march 7th... <BR> <BR> The time change is always a killer for me to and i think i'm kind of recovering from that and my over night drive (below). <BR> <BR> I'm by far the heaviest i've been in a while, but over the weekend and this week hubby and i made a plan. We are going ... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:41:55 EST and almost friday again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883102 So another week has gone by! Yikes! Guessing i knew i was making bad choices, so i didn't come admit it! <BR> <BR> I did complete my first climb of 2015 - not an amazing time... but not terrible! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1992100358.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My bib and medal! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l568921161.jpg"> <BR> <BR> View at the top - another snowy race day <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l309370069... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 11:47:23 EST Almost friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878892 So... the scale isn't co-operating... <BR> <BR> Had an event last night at a local distillery - tried a whiskey sour, and a cinnamon bouron (i'm not usually into hard alcohol, but these weren't bad) - and i'm sure those extra calories and then left overs from sunday which included black rice did me in! Think the carbs got me, and then i didn't want to drive to the gym so i did p90 cardio and an arm video... so no my normal morning calorie burn. <BR> <BR> Alas - i'm still feeling good and s... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 16:54:49 EST Hump day, and i'm pooped... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878265 Woke up tired, still tired... <BR> <BR> Stayed out a smidge late last night, nothing too terrible, met up with a girl friend we hadn't seen inf FOREVER and enjoyed another beverage! <BR> <BR> Been having to get up earlier to make some early morning calls. So even a little bit out late hurts. And the lowered calories this week is also making me tired. All in all a bad combo, so i'm pooped! I know, no need to lecture, but my goal is to be lighter when i truck up the stairs on sunday - then i'... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 16:54:18 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877495 Much less snowy, but still chilly... <BR> <BR> Had a pretty good day yesterday - i really can't do the juice thing, i just need to chew... <BR> So i snuck in come left over salami and cheese from the party sat night... scale still cooperated, but not exactly what i had planned! <BR> <BR> Goals: <BR> Water: yup! Kept trying different things to over come my need to chew... <BR> <BR> Tracking: yup <BR> <BR> Staying in range: indeed <BR> <BR> Me time: we went to a coffee shop to "force" our... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 14:01:24 EST