PEANUTSMOM96's SparkPeople Blog PEANUTSMOM96's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community When did I get so dependant on.... Someone to workout with? <em>361</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This is an excerpt from a group challenge for this month in which we are tracking fitness minutes. I've decided to include my excuses. <BR> <BR> Actually it may have been a while ago. <BR> <BR> The last time I lost weight I was in a water aerobics class then would walk with a friend after plus walking dogs and whatever else. <BR> <BR> <e... Thu, 7 Dec 2017 09:18:09 EST Ch ch ch changes... <em>335</em> <em>276</em> <em>339</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I changed my fitness minutes goal and it changed my nutrition goal... Now I have a few hundred calories to eat and I'm not hungry. Part of it is I've been sick lately, part of it is it's 9:15pm. I'm winding down for bed. Guess I'll try to eat more as I workout more. Sat, 2 Dec 2017 21:19:53 EST Blah, blah, blah, tracking, blah, blah Why is tracking so hard for me? I know that it is one of the best ways to "see" what I'm doing or not doing. Fitness or nutrition I have a hard time doing it. I was good at it once upon a long ago time. I don't know why I stopped or how to get going again. <BR> <em>593</em> <em>194</em> <em>102</em> <em>758</em> <em>91</em> <em>313</em> <em>319</em> Mon, 13 Nov 2017 21:59:22 EST 23, 113,17 What do those numbers even mean?! <BR> <BR> Well as my previous blog states, I've been away for a while. <BR> I looked at my friend feed which went back 23 days. <BR> Of my 113 friends, 17 had activity on the feed. <BR> I'm wondering how many I should delete. I know I just gave a goodie to my active friends because that is very encouraging. I'd love to be that person for a friend that is currently inactive. I was away long enough to be cut by these standards. Do I wait? Especially for fr... Mon, 6 Nov 2017 01:08:24 EST Well, here I am, again, starting over, again... I'm not sure what I need to do to stay on track and reach my goals but I got the talk from my doc and I don't want to have it again. <BR> <BR> My current plan is to continue to walk my dog daily, go to PF after work, eat better (portion control) and drink more water. Not making it too complicated. <BR> <BR> Hoping to stick to it this time. <BR> <BR> Going to talk to done folks I work with about maybe going to PF with me. <BR> <BR> I look forward to Sparking again. Maybe that will be en... Sun, 5 Nov 2017 22:40:55 EST Feel Prepared This Time So, I have been pretty good at telling people on SparkPeople about goals and whatnot but it is so easy to stay offline. All this amazing support is wasted and I don't succeed. <BR> <BR> This time is different. I'm telling people in my daily life; coworkers, friends and family. I'm asking them to pick a habit to change (not all need to lose weight like me). A few are talking about going to gym with me. Others are excited to hold each other accountable (kinda like SparkPeople). <BR> <BR> I'm... Thu, 24 Aug 2017 10:13:47 EST Summer Safety with four legged walking partners <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> Just a quick reminder as the warm weather turns hot to watch the ground. Wed, 31 May 2017 12:00:28 EST Peanut wants chicken and rice! Might be a little gross at first. So my dogs have diarrhea. Yup. It's gross. You can imagine the carpets (unless you have experienced this yourself then you know the struggle. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I made her a little "diaper" out of kids panties and a feminine pad. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> He kept getting out of his so I safety pinned it into a onsie. <BR> ... Tue, 11 Apr 2017 11:17:51 EST Can't sleep, know the reason, look it up! So I've been tossing and turning for hours. Finally took dogs for quick potty break (they get up when I do and I had to). <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> That was an hour ago. <BR> <BR> I have since been looking up some quick information about the reason I'm not not sleeping. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yup, I know it's the r... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 05:08:38 EST When choosing to do something commit to it fully. HAHAHAHAHA WHAT A JOKE! <BR> <BR> that title was the title of my page. my about me read as follows: <BR> <BR> <BR> "What started as lazily goofing on internet has become an inspiration. <BR> <BR> Today: Saturday, February 25, 2017 I am committing myself to a healthier lifestyle. <BR> <BR> I love SparkPeople and my SparkFriends for all their support when I am present and when I'm not. Thank you. " <BR> <BR> IT'S BEEN A MONTH! <BR> <BR> what have I done, one trip to the gym... Sun, 26 Mar 2017 15:44:00 EST Health Funny <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I found this link which has over twenty comic squares like the one shown above. <BR> <BR> I found a few of them interesting to my journey. <BR> <BR><BR>awkward-yeti-nick-seluk/?utm_content=i<BR>nf_10_3298_2&utm_source=TSE&utm_medium<BR>=CPC&utm_campaign=tse&tse_id=INF_f7f85<BR>0600d9a11e79b1a07d5f3e08d7d Tue, 21 Mar 2017 09:02:05 EST Zip Zap and stop that! So I have a small problem. My jog pants get static cling. Nothing else. Just the job pants. They start out fine but as day goes on it gets worse and worse. Sticking to my legs more than anything. Any ideas for chemical free ways to stop that? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Thanks in advance for any tips! <BR> Have a happy day ! <em>40</em> Fri, 3 Mar 2017 19:12:46 EST Mirror Mirror on the wall, I'm the one who can change it all. No matter what has been tracked for the day it was me who made the choices. <BR> No matter who I was with for the day it was me who made the choices. <BR> No matter where I went for the day it was me who made the choices. <BR> <BR> I can't change yesterday. <BR> I can make better choices today. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Read the following with an emphasis on the I. <BR> <BR> I have to look myself in th... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 07:18:35 EST Need to put this on repeat! ... till I get it right. <BR> <BR> I thought about everything I ate today but still made bad choices. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sun, 26 Feb 2017 22:06:45 EST If you are going to do something, commit to if fully. A friend of mine posted the photo below on Facebook. It was a hair style suggestion to another friend of ours. I think it was meant as a joke but in got my attention. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It made me think of this quote (seen below). I found this image randomly by searching Google images. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 11:24:21 EST Check out this video! Crazy intense workout!<BR>54305/all-star-cheerleader-fierce-life <BR> <BR> I'm pretty sure that even at my fittest I would not have been able to do this workout! Fri, 30 Dec 2016 21:48:33 EST Video about positive life We should all do this every day! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>deo-1332432/Dad-motivates-young-daught<BR>er-school-starts.html Sat, 24 Sep 2016 12:25:05 EST Follow Up to "I understand how but how do i" So first off I'm still amazed that the babbling from my brain was so inspiring to some many people. I thank everyone for the fantastic comments. <BR> <BR> I just want to share a follow up and some of what I've decided. <BR> <BR> I'm going to continue to make my health a priority but not like before. I'm going to really focus, no excuses. I'm doing it. <BR> <BR> I'm focusing on my financial situation. I'm not in any trouble, major debt or whatever. I recently left a job after ten years b... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 00:30:26 EST I understand how but how do I? I was speaking with a woman today who reminded me of something I've been told over and over again. Something I know in the back of my head. <BR> <BR> You need to decide what you want and plan for it so you can have it. This means deciding what is important and prioritizing. <BR> <BR> I've spent most of my life doing what I need to do. School, work blah blah. I've got a huge list of "someday I will" but I figured I'd never get to do because of the need to do. <BR> <BR> I'm starting to re... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 23:11:33 EST I knew power but wow to this kind of power!<BR>old-proves-yoga-can-keep-you-young/ <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:56:07 EST Wow, just wow!! I mean, wow!!! I was poking around my doctors portal and found this! All I can say is wow in a completely shocked and disappointed in myself voice. Alli can do is work to say wow in a proud voice. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Just wow! <em>198</em> Thu, 21 Jul 2016 11:25:31 EST One Day at a Time Well, yesterday was a fail. I did great till last hour or so and I binged on ice cream. Not sure what happened. I ate well all day and even had some mms so it's not like I totally deprived myself. <BR> <BR> Good news, it was one day and I'm on track now! <BR> <BR> Have a happy and healthy day! HUGS Tue, 19 Jul 2016 13:45:44 EST Today was... Today I relaxed and enjoyed the day . While running errands, even splurged and got a fancy coffee ... mmmmmmmm so good. <BR> <BR> This partially caused a lack of focus. I stayed in calorie range but some how did not get my 10,000 steps. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is very frustrating because I really want to get stars across that screen. <BR> <BR> I did go to gym. I went earlier than normal and the ... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 23:15:25 EST One step forward, three steps back, cha cha cha Well, that didn't go as planned. <BR> <BR> Ate too much junk, didn't make it Tuesday or gym. Bah, Bah hum bug I say. <BR> <BR> Thank goodness for tomorrow. <BR> Good news is I drank water and walked. <BR> Also I got a job! I'm very excited about it! <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 13 Jul 2016 23:53:01 EST Getting Better, kinda Getting nutrition under control. Even found some low calorie ice cream treats to try. <BR> <BR> Fitness routine is in action and getting easier. Feel it when I miss the gym. <BR> <BR> More water daily. <BR> <BR> If only I.could sleep like I'm supposed to. Eight hours, on a schedule, wake with my alarm instead of sleeping through it. <BR> <BR> Anyway, one thing at a time, right :0) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 01:58:41 EST Daily Summary Been wanting ice cream lately. I haven't had money to treat myself. Have a gift card but keep it at home so I use it with purpose, not just to indulge. Makes sense in my head. <BR> <BR> Anyway, not hungry to finish calories again. <BR> Hoping to sleep well tonight. Dad shared his secret with me. Sweet Dreams. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Photo on bottom is just a pretty sky I saw on.way home from church g... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 23:43:11 EST The Circle of Motivation My cousin and I were getting healthy. <BR> At a family picnic I told her about my mud obstacle events that I had done. <BR> She went and told some friends from.her gym. They recently decided to do one later this year. <BR> While she has continued on to be very fit I have not. <BR> <BR> She posted this pic on social media. <BR> Here are some replies. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have tried to keep anony... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 10:03:33 EST I'm just not hungry today. I know I didn't eat enough. I didn't even eat everything I tracked (I prepared a meal, tracked it and then ate about half expecting to get hungry and finish it). I've been over a lot so I'm not super worried. I also won't let it become my normal. Also, I didn't do much fitness. Walk dogs like every day. Some household chores. No gym today, it's a rest day. Anyway, I just want to explain first. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 10 Jul 2016 22:05:18 EST Interesting article about weight lifting after fifty<BR>fting-heavy-weights-after-50/ <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 7 Jul 2016 23:55:52 EST Over and over and done Little over on nutrition / calories but got my water in. <BR> <BR> Little over on fitness but not all at gym, yard work and dog walk included. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 7 Jul 2016 23:23:18 EST Long day <img src=""> Wed, 6 Jul 2016 22:32:39 EST No gym but got board! I made decision to skip gym. Did extra and heavy yard work and limped away. <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I did get my goal board (wall) started. YAY!!! <BR> Excuse my messy room. I took the wide view from my bed. I made it big so I wouldn't miss it every day! <BR> <img src=" Tue, 5 Jul 2016 22:45:31 EST This is how I celebrate July Fourth Good food with family and friends and a trip to the gym! Gave fur-babies a break today due to commotion from local parade and fireworks so missed our walks. We'll get it tomorrow! Sweet dreams SparkFriends :0) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> Mon, 4 Jul 2016 23:47:36 EST Gym time :0) felt good forgot my plan at home so just did upper body in 30 minute room after 20 minutes on elliptical machine. Favorite part is the hydromassage after. So glad I splurged on the upgraded membership :9) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> Fri, 1 Jul 2016 23:12:27 EST Technology Detox Had to do it and boy do I feel good. Nothing better than turning it all off for a little while. Missed Sparking but it was necessary. HUGS :0) Thu, 30 Jun 2016 23:11:11 EST Don't feel like being online but here it is. <img src=""> <img src=""> Wed, 29 Jun 2016 23:45:33 EST Two favorite apps combine fitness and charity! These two apps both work by using GPS to track your walk / run and then based on your distance you "earn" donations for charity of your choice (of the ones listed on app). <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 09:07:42 EST Monday, June 27, 2016 Turned out to be a good day. Got a lot done, dealt with problems, stayed in range and got my fitness in! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:43:29 EST A Win and A Loss <img src=""> Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:32:23 EST Two, two days ah ah ah ahhh Two days in a row I dragged my but to the gym for some fitness, tracked my nutrition and day one for tracking water. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I could have made better choices while eating but happy I tracked it all. <BR> <BR> Now for a good night of sleep. I slept so good last night. Didn't wake at all! Hope to do it again :0) sweet dreams Fri, 24 Jun 2016 22:41:50 EST Back at it, all focused and stuff... for now (and forever I hope) So today I was extra good as far as tracking goes. Still have ways to go as far as the decisions I make. One step at a time. <BR> <BR> Got back to the gym and made an effort to finish goals on fitbit. Had 4.95 miles and walked more to get over five. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Logged my nutrition for second day. Obviously need to make better choices but stayed in calorie range so it's a start. <BR> ... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 00:39:45 EST Seriously, I'm an unorganized mess, even this blog is a mess. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm ready. I'm going through craft supplies and making my own version of the following. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm done with excuses. <BR> I'm done being whatever with where I am. <BR> I'm not self hating or anything. <BR> I'm not comfortable but I might be. Anyone understand what I mean? Like y... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:54:22 EST A.M.A. vs D. - Is it the same thing or different I have had a quote in my kitchen for years and while I always hoped it would encourage me on my journey not just here on Spark but other endeavors as well. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When you compare definitions from dictionary I wonder if I need to change it. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I think all I need is determinati... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 14:04:50 EST Portion Control tips I'm gonna try Found this on Pinterest. Thought it might help others. <BR><BR>ss/amp51036/healthy-cleanse/ <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:25:31 EST What's a girl to do? The bar across the street finally shuts down and silence fills the night. No more music and chatter, the karaoke machine is off. <BR> <BR> Snuggled in bed I can open the window and allow the cool breeze in. It's a beautiful 57 degree night in March. <BR> <BR> I drift to a place I've longed to be for hours. Dancing on the edge of sleep a sharp bwup bwup cuts the night and startles me awake. <BR> <BR> Toss and turn for a while. <BR> What's a girl to do? <BR> <BR> Finish a book, that's wh... Mon, 14 Mar 2016 04:36:25 EST Day 32 - wow, what a month Well, I survived January. Peanut is moved in to Canada from U.S. I'm emotionally settling through it but so excited for the opportunity she is being given. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am still creating habits, I totally craved veggies while I was travelling and didn't always have access to them. I think not being able to track hurt me too (no data / internet at times). I also missed the gym, felt so good... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 22:31:14 EST why I prefer paper <em>149</em> <em>387</em> <BR> <BR> I finally figured out exactly why I prefer paper books over reading on a tablet or phone or other. <BR> <BR> I've read a couple books on the Nook App. <BR> I'm reading one on the Kindle App now. <BR> <BR> I'm getting to the juicy part. I feel the climax building. Something important is about to be revealed... I know it! but I can' look at the stack of pages in my right hand that are left to read. I can't judge how many pages left. I am suddenly ... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 02:25:35 EST Day 27 - it's even worse So try to eat healthy and get in fitness and ugh tracking it all can be a struggle. <BR> <BR> I've been getting pretty good at it. Focusing and making good choices. <BR> <BR> Throw in.a vacation.... blah. <BR> <BR> Getting fitness is going okay.. ish. I miss the gym. Been getting better than I expected steps in. <BR> <BR> Nutrition has Bern my.struggle and I think not tracking is the culprit. Not always around internet. <BR> <BR> I'm trying though. I haven't said chuck it all, not ca... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 23:04:40 EST Day 21 - zzzzzzzzzz Still tired from before, busy day, more to come. <BR> Didn't eat healthy but stayed in calorie range. <BR> Not enough water. <BR> <BR> I'm too sleepy care. Sweet Dreams SparkFriends <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> Thu, 21 Jan 2016 22:38:40 EST Day 20 - kiks and crazy and reports I got new kiks and took them to the gym. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Peanut and friends drove me crazy which made the dogs extra crazy but good times were had. They dressed up all anime cute like for part of the day which included mall or whatever they took off and did lol. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have been poking around... Thu, 21 Jan 2016 03:00:11 EST