ONMYWEIGH60's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ONMYWEIGH60 ONMYWEIGH60'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/ Spring is Almost here and so am I http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5308263 I've been waiting so long for spring weather to arrive and just when I think it's here we wake up to snow flurries a cold winter wind and freezing temps. PHOOEY!!! and DOUBLE PHOOEY! <BR> <BR> Although I am leaving for the warm Caribbean waters surrounding Cuba on Saturday, I still anxiously anticipate the coming of our own hot weather and warm waters of Lake Ontario. <BR> March has been an odd month for me. As I saw my vacation getting closer, I seemed to stress all the more about losing ... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 23:45:05 EST Coasting along http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5285988 Each day as I get closer to my vacation (just 23 more days) my excitement grows. <BR> Unfortunately my disappointment grows as well because I had so hoped to be at my goal weight by then. <BR> I know it will not happen because I can't lose 15 pounds in 23 days unless I was totally stupid and starved myself. Well, I don't need to be at goal weight that badly besides I would only gain it back if I lost that fast. At my age, I could not exercise enough to lose that much weight unless I wanted to... Thu, 14 Mar 2013 00:35:28 EST How to burn 800 calories in 30 minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276209 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l126234590.jpg"> <BR> THis is the best way to burn those awful calories. <BR> Wed, 6 Mar 2013 16:25:06 EST still working hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5275849 I am still working hard at my fitness and nutrition plan and I feel good. I am however feeling a bit guilty because I am not posting to my 3 teams. <BR> <BR> I do not mean to be distant from everyone because the Spark friends I have mean a great deal to me. <BR> I am however very busy and just don't always have time for chatting with everyone or going through all the conversations. <BR> I do hope that team members will not hold this against me ...I just don't have anything to post about late... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 11:53:05 EST Good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5270526 It was a great day today with family visiting and I made my first batch of vegetarian spaghetti sauce. It was so delicious even my oldest daughter liked it and she doesn't like spaghetti as a rule. <BR> <BR> I added tomatoes, red peppers, celery and broccoli to the pasta sauce which gave it a nice chunky thickness that everyone enjoyed. <BR> <BR> I wasn't able to get any fitness in as my company did not leave until late in the evening but my nutrition was great, within limits and very healt... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 23:57:00 EST taking baby steps and doing ok http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267748 I have been taking baby steps this week to get back on track. It's working. I have been active and working out as well as watching my nutrition intake. <BR> I feel better for it and now with March starting tomorrow, I hope to work up to being all out gun ho about working out. If the streets ever dry up, I hope to be back power walking again. <BR> <BR> My muscles are stiff today from yesterdays workout so this make me feel good. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 21:00:36 EST Struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265395 I have no idea why I am struggling so hard to get back on track. I am desperate to get myself back into my fitness routine and tracking food but as each new day comes along, I find myself less and less inspired. <BR> <BR> Perhaps my depression from the SAD is affecting me again but I can not increase my medication any higher. I just want to go to bed and sleep until this damned winter weather is over with and the sun is out . <BR> <BR> I continue to push myself through some strength trainin... Tue, 26 Feb 2013 23:39:15 EST Disappointed In Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5262793 This has not been an ideal week. I have lacked in fitness as well as minding my nutrition. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I am not punishing myself with self hatred or guilt, but I am disappointed in my lack of focus. <BR> It seems that the harder I try, the more I fall backwards. <BR> I get on a winning streak and they tend to get lazy in not exercising to my fullest potential or with snacking periodically on unhealthy empty calorie tidbits (to excess) <BR> <BR> I remain having 3 healthy meals a... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:10:41 EST A great Sunday and family Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5255588 Our family Day celebration began on Sunday with my mom and her dog coming for dinner. After we spent the day together and dinner was over. I took my mom home but spent the night there. We played scrabble and we chatted about days gone by which always makes us feel so much younger. We often tell the same stories over again but they are always such good stories that it's nice to repeat them. <BR> <BR> I gave my mom a haircut then took advantage of the brilliant sunshine and took her dog Benji ... Mon, 18 Feb 2013 23:50:33 EST No weekend slipups http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5252928 Saturday is usually a day that I give into cravings but not today. Luckily I have kept myself busy and I have not had any cravings for my usual salty snacks. <BR> <BR> I got lots of housework done along with laundry and I did 30 minutes on my stationary bike. <BR> <BR> I slept so well last night after suffering with insomnia so badly the night before. I am hoping this is the beginning of getting back on track with my days and nights. <BR> <BR> It was great to step on the scale yesterday an... Sat, 16 Feb 2013 19:27:16 EST Insomnia is horrible http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5251210 After getting up yesterday at 8:15 I figured I would be good and tired by 11:30 last night but I was wide awake. I decided to stay up and watch my favorite show (Criminal Minds) which was over at 1:00 a.m. <BR> I went to bed then and instead of falling asleep I tossed and turned for well over an hour. I then woke up 4:30 and struggled to get back to sleep. I was able to but woke again at 5:30. By that time I had a headache that was pounding and a body that was aching. <BR> <BR> Tossing and ... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 06:48:54 EST Today the sun shone and so did I http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5249543 Today I awoke to sunshine. The temps outside were above freezing and it felt warmer sitting with the sun beating down on me. It was going to be just a lazy day as I was feeling another down day but I pushed myself to get my running shoes on and get out for a power walk. It was my best time ever as I walked 3 miles in just 36 minutes. I guess you could almost call that running but I don't do the little hop that comes with running, I just keep my feet firmly on the ground and push it. Today I n... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:01:14 EST I LOVE POWER WALKING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242120 Today I am so grateful that I went out for an hour power walk. Tonight a winter storm is coming and tomorrow is to be 50K winds with more snow. <BR> <BR> I feel so go when I power walk and that feeling lasts me all day and evening. One of the simplest exercises and so healthy for the heart and makes you feel great too! <BR> <BR> This week my fitness and my nutrition have been great and I hope to see a loss at the end of the week. <BR> At least I am no longer a scale junkie having to weight ... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 21:10:54 EST Another great day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5239366 I feel so good about everything right now. <BR> <BR> Today I got a good 60 minute power walk in and it made me feel so good inside and out. <BR> My nutrition was right on the money today as well and I got my water in so I guess you can say I truly am "sparked". <BR> <BR> Looking forward to a new day again tomorrow. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l663167301.jpg"> Tue, 5 Feb 2013 21:40:18 EST Whoo Hoo! Got a 50 minute power walk in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5237295 I did it! I promised myself I would go outside and power walk today and I did. In spite of it being just 20F and snow all over the place, I went out anyway. There was a slight peek of sunshine although there are thick clouds out there. <BR> <BR> How do I feel now? FANTASTIC. The only thing that wasn't so great is that my coat is down filled and I was too hot. Next time, I will wear my fleece jacket which is probably warm enough when I am working up a sweat. <BR> <BR> Now to fulfill my next... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 14:15:09 EST Feeling Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5232509 Today was a good day. The sun peeked out for a good while and I literally basked it every time the clouds moved. IT felt so warm on my face and gave me feeling of rejuvenation. <BR> <BR> I went out with my mother today and it felt good to get out of the house. I took her dog for a power walk in spite of the high winds and cold. The sun was just too inviting not to take advantage of it being out today. <BR> <BR> I believe my meds have kicked in and I don't feel depressed any longer. Now to j... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 00:35:13 EST My rant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224796 Okay here's my rant....I'm so tired of winter, so tired of having nothing to do, so tired of doing nothing, so tired of being cold, so tired of being stuck in the house when I want to be outside in the garden. <BR> <BR> I hate winter, I hate being stuck in the house because it is either cold or wet outside and I hate feeling the way I do...more than anything I hate feeling so negative. <BR> <BR> I am avoiding my teams right now because I do not want to reflect my feeling on to anyone else.... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 20:03:42 EST 40 minute Power walk today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5220958 Although it was extremely cold out today, the sun was shining which lead me to get my running shoes on a get out for a power walk. I walked for 40 minutes and remained quite warm. <BR> <BR> A few times my face felt cold but I put the scarf over it and was fine. I am very pleased for pushing myself because it felt great afterwards. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2111381761.jpg"> Wed, 23 Jan 2013 23:58:46 EST Fulfilled my Goals today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5217602 Today I have done good! I did cardio and I did strength training as well as eating within my calories and not eating anything that is unhealthy. <BR> <BR> I promised myself I would get through today and complete my goals and I did. Now to continue this trend again tomorrow and so on................................... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l207233370.jpg"> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 20:25:46 EST I have been slipping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216381 Last week and this weekend I have been slipping with nutrition and fitness. <BR> I have eaten terribly by consuming chips, muffins and french friens during this week. I believe it is emotional eating brought on my my depressive disorder during the winter months. <BR> <BR> I am trying so hard to keep myself from consuming the wrong things but hubby has brought the chips into the house, I have gone out for both lunch and dinner and not made good food choice when taking the french friend as opp... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:42:08 EST Time going by quickly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5210868 I can't get over how quickly the month of January is passing by. I have been so busy that I only realized today that we are more than half way through the month now. <BR> <BR> Before I know it April 6th will be here and my vacation with hubby in Cuba will be here. I am so looking forward to having the time away as well as feeling the hot sun on my face and the warm ocean surrounding my skin. <BR> <BR> I continue to work out with my weights to tone my muscles and remain active for cardio wor... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 23:50:14 EST A good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5207673 I am happy with myself today. I rode my stationary bike and then did strength training. I moved my butt which is good. <BR> <BR> I also stayed within my calories today and refrained from eating any unhealthy foods. <BR> I'm on track! Mon, 14 Jan 2013 23:59:39 EST I moved my butt today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202744 Today as I peddled my way on my stationary bike for the second time in the day, I was thinking to myself how if I was just a bear, I could hibernate for the winter. Oh how I wish I was a bear some times. <BR> Because i suffer with seasonal affective disorder, I feel that perhaps I was supposed to be a bear. I think they have the right idea. Sleeping until winter is over would mean that I wouldn't have to go through the pain and fatigues that comes with winter. The constant battle to push mys... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 20:56:11 EST New Babies in the family....our niece's twins arrived this morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195164 Such excitement in the family today as my niece gave birth to her twins Ella and Ethan just about an hour ago. <BR> Both came into the world weighing over 5 lbs and seem to be healthy. Mother and babies doing great. <BR> My niece has already posted pictures and I do believe she was texting while delivering from the messages we kept getting on Facebook LOL....REALLY! <BR> <BR> Can't wait to go up and see the little angels but I am sure the hospital will be swarming with friends and family.... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 14:10:38 EST Stationary Cycling for cardio http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189171 This week has been cold and the sidewalks have been icy so I am using my stationary bike instead of power walking to get my cardio in. I am hoping to see some warmer temps so the ice will melt and I can then get out and walk again because this is what enjoy the most. <BR> <BR> The year has started off well with my following my nutrition and fitness. <BR> <BR> My sleep pattern however is very poor. I get my 8 hours but I go to bed very late and then still toss and turn for an hour. Then I ... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 23:11:07 EST Gained 4 pounds whoooops! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184000 Well the holidays and my indulgences have put 4 pounds back on me. Now I have even more motivation to get the weight down. <BR> <BR> I am not beating myself up for this, I knew exactly what I was doing when I indulged. Now I know exactly what to do to get the weight back off and then lose the last 10 pounds to reach my goal. <BR> <BR> Back to power walking and the stationary bike for me as well as my strength training that I have been keeping up with. <BR> <BR> Now to get some water and ge... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 13:51:19 EST Happy January 1st 2013! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183009 Happy New Year to you and to me. <BR> This is going to be an awesome year. <BR> Goals are in place and motivation is high. <BR> Time to complete my weight loss goal and then maintain this healthy life style until I turn 103 ...then I may think about really splurging a bit. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 00:08:55 EST Have to rid the house of left over goodies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178074 Today has not been good for me. There are many left over sweets and although I am not a sugar freak, I have been munching away anyways. I am going to rid the house of what is left over because I just can't afford to indulge any further without seeing the scale going in the upwards direction. <BR> <BR> We have had left overs for dinner now since Christmas so tonight I froze what could be froze and tomorrow we we will very light. With it being hubby's bowling night, it will be soup and fat fre... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 19:57:02 EST Merry Christmas Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5175576 Today is Christmas Day. It was my goal day to reach 30 lbs. <BR> I did not reach that weight however I am not sad, I am not discouraged and I am not upset with myself because of it. <BR> <BR> I do not consider myself a failure and on the contrary, I consider myself a winner and a loser. A loser because I have shed 20 lbs of unwanted weight and a winner because I have changed my life around to one that incorporates healthy nutrition and fitness into my daily routine. <BR> <BR> I've lost 4 s... Tue, 25 Dec 2012 00:56:00 EST Another Day Closer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171555 It's one day closer to my favorite time of year and my level of excitement has almost reached a peak. <BR> <BR> I love Christmas and I love having my children and grandchildren come together for the day to our home. <BR> Although I did not get any fitness in today my nutrition continues to be on track. My goal for this next week is to maintain my weight and not over indulge in treats especially ones I really don't care for such as sweets. <BR> I hated having to taste test my baking tonight ... Wed, 19 Dec 2012 23:27:18 EST December 18, 2012 4 months into Sparking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5169690 It's been 4 months at Spark People and I am very pleased to still be here and going strong. <BR> Yes I slip from time to time but I get right back on my healthy journey the next day. I don't even feel that they are slips but just me, allowing myself to indulge from time to time which is most reasonable because depriving one of the things we love, only makes for discouragement and a sense of loss. <BR> <BR> By allowing myself some indulgences from time to time, I feel that I am in control a... Tue, 18 Dec 2012 00:17:11 EST Maintaining http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5165761 While preparing for the Christmas, I have been extremely busy as I am sure most people have been. <BR> <BR> I have on occasion, had a quick meal at the mall which always consists of a slice of vegetarian pizza. At home, while I am still cooking dinner every day, some days have not been thought out as well as others. Last night we had breakfast for dinner by having pancakes, bacon and scrambled eggs. While we love having breakfast for dinner, those combinations are not exactly the healthiest ... Thu, 13 Dec 2012 18:59:19 EST Winter Blahs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5163838 I'm just waiting my time out now until Christmas with all my shopping and decorating done. <BR> <BR> Next week a bit of baking. If I don't find something to keep me extremely busy, I will start to crawl into a shell and hit the winter blues bottom. <BR> <BR> I long to be out in the sunshine and my garden and the heat. Vacationing in the Caribbean is too far off in April so I need to get creative to keep myself sane during these rough winter months. I have felt so bored so far this week so ... Tue, 11 Dec 2012 23:49:16 EST hectic and busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5158656 Today was a busy one again with Christmas shopping then my son and his GF came for dinner. <BR> <BR> I ate healthy but I did end up having a vodka cooler before dinner. <BR> <BR> I allowed this because it is normal life. To have an occasional drink is completely normal and I was not going to deprive myself because I am living healthy. I had one and only one which I constitute as okay. <BR> <BR> Fitness involved mall walking for a couple of hours. With having a migraine tonight I am resting... Thu, 6 Dec 2012 21:57:47 EST A busy and active day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157435 Right now I am so tired. I started my day early this morning by going to my mothers. I cleaned her house lugging the vacuum cleaner up and down stairs, washing floors on my hands and knees and dusting as well as cleaning the bathrooms and cleaning our her freezer of so much old stuff....... some we didn't know what it was.. <BR> <BR> I got a good workout and my mom got her house cleaned. what better way of killing two birds with one stone. If I pick up some energy, I will get some strength ... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 19:15:39 EST Great Start to a New Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5154548 I got up early this morning and ate my breakfast while the sun came up. <BR> As soon as I was finished I got my walking clothes on and have just now completed a 60 minute power walk. <BR> <BR> I feel fantastic! I can now tackle my day and look forward to some strength training later on. <BR> What a glorious and sunny day. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l4628836.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy to say I got 15 minutes of cycling in after dinner as well. I had to slow a bit as i... Mon, 3 Dec 2012 10:19:14 EST Baby Shower Nutrition http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5153861 Today was my niece's baby shower and food was free flowing. The dessert table was an awesome display of delectable treats but ooooooh those calories! <BR> <BR> I will commend myself now because I did very well in my food choices. <BR> <BR> For my main course I had 2 meatballs with about a cup of penne. next I took 4 green olives and 2 cups of tossed salad with an oil and vinegar dressing mixed into it. <BR> So far everything is healthy and normal size portions. I took a tablespoon of a crea... Sun, 2 Dec 2012 18:53:50 EST EXERCISE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150477 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l312811861.jpg"> <BR> Don't forget to exercise today, if not it could turn out to be a life long mistake. Thu, 29 Nov 2012 10:58:01 EST I'm here..... just extremely bust week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5150109 It's been so hard to post this week as it has been busy from the start of this week. Monday I came back from my mother's where I had spent a couple of days and then Tuesday we decide to go a look for and test drive and new SUV. We loved the Chevy Equinox so we decided to buy the 2013 they had in the color I wanted. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l512139596.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today we spent the morning getting everything together to purchase the vehicle It took over 3 ho... Thu, 29 Nov 2012 00:56:00 EST Away for a couple of Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147515 For any of my Spark friends who may have wondered where I am, , I took a couple days away and went to my mothers. WE spent some time together going out for dinner, to the movies and then I pampered the next day with a new hair do and perm. <BR> I love to pamper my mother and fix her up nice because she always feels so good afterwards and appreciates my work. <BR> I always feel that I have done something that is rewarding because seeing my mother happy and smiling is one of the best things I ... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 19:15:50 EST Todays goals...on a roll so far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5144248 My goals for today have been to get out of the funk I have been feeling. Specific goals are: <BR> <BR> Power walk: check 40 minutes done <BR> Water 8 cups: so far I have drank 5 <BR> 5 friuts/vegeatables: check ...had orange juice, pinapple, strawberries, raspberries and spinach so far <BR> 30 minutes of strength training: later today <BR> <BR> So far I am feeling much better now that I have the power walk under my belt. I have a video that I want to do as well that I watched on SP last nig... Fri, 23 Nov 2012 12:46:45 EST Gotta get out of this funk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143840 I had full intentions of getting out for a power walk today. Did I ? Nooooooo! <BR> <BR> I was busy with cleaning house and washing floors but spent the rest of the day just fooling around on the computer. <BR> I have to get myself out of this funk I am in. I absolutely must push myself tomorrow morning to get out and power walk before I even turn the computer on or read the paper. <BR> <BR> <BR> I know I won't feel better until I get back on track so tomorrow is it! I promise myself. Once... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 23:41:26 EST A couple of bad choice days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143295 ITt has been a busy week with Christmas shopping, visiting my mother and taxiing kids around. <BR> <BR> There was an incident between my granddaughter and I on Tuesday that upset me very much and unfortunately it resulted in me making some unhealthy choices through emotional eating. That night I indulged in a large bag of Doritos as well as a couple glasses of wine. <BR> I was aware of what I was doing but the way I was feeling, I just didn't care. <BR> <BR> I ended up punishing myself fu... Thu, 22 Nov 2012 09:13:09 EST Getting Back to Reality http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5140696 Well the weekend is over and now it's back to the reality of regular every day living. It was so nice to cook dinner as opposed to eating out . I hate eating at restaurants especially when they are buffet style. Way too many temptations but also way too many high fat, high calorie foods and desserts. <BR> <BR> Although both nights I was away on the weekend we went to a buffet, I was able to maintain my nutrition and eat fairly healthy. Most of the foods tasted so salty that I would have a bi... Mon, 19 Nov 2012 18:05:11 EST A great start to a great day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137344 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l367468883.jpg"> I got up early today at 7:30 which is amazing for me since I am a late night hawk. <BR> <BR> I am excited about my weekend away with the ladies. <BR> I had a good breakfast of turkey sausages and whole wheat toast then decided to get outside in the glorious sun for a 36 minute power walk. Once I was home, I went on the bike and got 30 minutes of cycling in at 16.5 miles per hour. <BR> <BR> I feel great and so glad I did all... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:45:10 EST Another good day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5136786 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l472293710.jpg">I feel great today. <BR> <BR> I put my pants on and for some reason they were loose. These are my smaller pants that I have been wearing for about a month. I have not lost any more weight in a couple of weeks but I sure must have lost inches. The behind was baggy as well as the hips. I also had to pack away 2 pair of my jeans that were just too big to wear comfortably any longer. That feels good to say! <BR> <BR> Luckily I h... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 20:53:16 EST A Great day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5135275 Last night I promised myself that I would make today a good one. Well, so far , it's been great. <BR> I cycled for 30 minutes this morning and now I have just finished a 35 minute power walk. <BR> <BR> After dinner tonight I will do a strength video that goes with the 28 day boot camp program. <BR> I feel refreshed, I feel invigorated and I feel successful. <BR> <BR> Hey how about that......a loser that's a winner. <BR> That's me <BR> Wed, 14 Nov 2012 14:15:41 EST Winter Blues Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5134647 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l75604320.jpg">Although I have managed to do 2 video workouts (total 15 minutes) I feel that I have cheated myself again today. <BR> It is almost 11:00 pm and I have not done any cardio which I really should get 30 minutes in. <BR> <BR> Today I have felt very blue which is probably due to the winter weather <BR> and the way my body responds to it. I hate that I feel like I just want to hibernate. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> My granddaughter v... Tue, 13 Nov 2012 22:45:16 EST Just joined 28 day Boot Camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5133127 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1946427656.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, I decided after reading about it, that I would join the 28 day boot camp team. <BR> I did the first 10 minute workout and can't believe all the modifications I had to make because of my physical (dis)ability. A few I could not do because the moves required me to use my hands and my right hand still gives me grief after breaking it in March. <BR> <BR> I did complete the workout but have made a goal for mys... Mon, 12 Nov 2012 18:55:38 EST Had a great weekend at my mom's. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131573 Went to my mother's on Friday to spend the day and night there and ended staying over again Saturday. We had such a great time. We always play games to strengthen our minds so Friday we played scrabble until midnight but Saturday night we played password until 2:20 in the morning. We didn't even realize how much the time had flown by playing password. <BR> <BR> We don't play password for points, we just play it to keep our minds thinking and to remember words and their meaning. <BR> <BR> So... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 13:20:28 EST