PEGGYO's SparkPeople Blog PEGGYO's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community So long for now I had a great team this round with the Blue Lion Trackers and I really hate to say good bye but I think I need a break. I've been doing the BLC for a lot of rounds I think I started at BLC 11 or 12. <BR> <BR> I need to spend a little me time and get some medical problems taken care of. I have to see what they can do for my foot and all of the bone spurs. <BR> <BR> I am really going to miss all of my teammates but hope I will see them on FB Tue, 9 Dec 2014 07:06:17 EST Blue Lion Trackers For the next twelve weeks I want to concentrate on strength training. I want to get into the habit of doing it at least 3 days a week for a start. I am in the habit of walking 5 days a week and riding the bike 3 days a week so I know that I can do it. <BR> <BR> I also have to start the habit of using WW's tracker instead of or in addition to SP. <BR> <BR> Hope to see less of you in 12 weeks. Sun, 21 Sep 2014 12:15:25 EST Fitness Test for BLC-25 I've seen these fitness tests before but I never did them. <BR> <BR> I thought it was a great idea to make it part of a challenge because I am always up for a challenge and this fitness test is just for ourselves. <BR> <BR> It's purpose is to try and improve our own fitness. I don't think it matters how much anyone else can do in a minute or three. It matters how much we can do ourselves. This gives us a chance to improve us from whatever point we are at in our life. <BR> <BR> If we have ... Mon, 5 May 2014 15:47:55 EST Goals for BLC 25 I joined WW's on March 13th and I love it. I have lost 9 pounds so far but beyond that I really enjoy listening at the meetings and hearing what others have to share. You really can find out lots of good hints of what to do and what not to do. <BR> Our meeting this week was about Plateaus. I really know about them because I was on one for over a year. <BR> After I started WW's I finally started losing weight and I was eating and not measuring. Well actually I was weighing some things because... Fri, 2 May 2014 16:26:11 EST THE CLEAN IT UP CHALLENGE 11/22-11/25 here it is now I can remember it <BR> <BR> THE CLEAN IT UP CHALLENGE <BR> <BR> <BR> Challenge runs Friday 11/22 ~ Monday 11/25 <BR> <BR> <BR> Quality - Clean eating - get rid of the processed, prepackaged, sodium laden fast/junk food! Get 5 points per "clean" meal (breakfast, lunch, dinner & 1 snack - max 20 pts/day) <BR> Fri (20 ) ~ Sat (20 ) ~ Sun (20 ) ~ Mon ( ) = 0/80 <BR> <BR> Quantity - measure & weigh all of your portions, ingredients for cooking, snacks, etc. <BR> 5 pts per d... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 12:53:39 EST GOYB for Wednesday Nov 20th WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20th! GOYB! <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) 20 PUSHUPS! and while in that position! x <BR> <BR> 2) DO A PLANK AND HOLD IT AS LONG AS YOU CAN! x <BR> <BR> 3) 20 SQUATS!x <BR> <BR> and for THOSE that are still here! <BR> <BR> 4) GRAB a GLASS of WATER and.....DANCE! <BR> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 09:58:49 EST Bowling Challenge I'm putting this here so that I can find it easily <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Pin 1. Meeting your water intake for the day. (8 glasses) xxx <BR> *Pin 2. Taking your Vitamin for the day. x xx <BR> *Pin 3. Staying in your calorie range for the day. xxx <BR> *Pin 4. Getting in your exercise in for the day. xxx <BR> *Pin 5. Posting in the Stingrays chat room for the day. xxx <BR> Pin 6. Getting in the team challenge in for the day. A new GOYB(get off your butt) exercise will be posted each night... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 08:21:11 EST Working on the Fort For all those who know me you know that Adin is the light in my eyes. <BR> We spent time outside this morning in the Florida heat under the split leaf philodendron fixing up our fort. Each year it gets bigger and bigger. We now have two secret entrances and we brought our seats in too. <BR> <BR> I'm posting a picture so you can see the fun too. Dave, Adin's father is in the background. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 12:17:06 EST Knitted and Crocheted <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is my first try at putting pictures in my blog. <BR> <BR> the scarf is knitted from beaded silk <BR> <BR> the blue afghan is a cluster pattern <BR> <BR> the multicolored one is v stitch. Wed, 7 Aug 2013 12:22:49 EST My Goals for BLC 22 get 20 minutes at least of cardio 6 days a week <BR> <BR> write a blog at least once a week probably on Monday <BR> <BR> drink at least 40 ounces of water a day <BR> <BR> if I bite it I write it Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:19:06 EST My Goals for BLC 22 the same blog posted twice so I thought I'd come back and add another goal <BR> <BR> usually I just lose and gain the same two pounds but this round I am going to lose at least 7 pounds Mon, 10 Jun 2013 16:19:04 EST Answers to the Movie Quiz half the movies I could picture it al and even know who was in the movie but I had to really think of the name of the movie. <BR> <BR> <BR> This is what I have so far <BR> Can you name which movies these quotes are from? <BR> <BR> 1. "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse." The Godfather <BR> 2. "Frankly, my dear, I don't give a damn." Gone with the Wind <BR> 3. "Go ahead, make my day." Dirty Harry <BR> 4. "Here's looking at you, kid." Casablanca <BR> 5. "I've got a feeling we'r... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 12:39:41 EST Reviewing my goals I am returning to Florida on Tuesday. <BR> <BR> I wanted to lose 4 pound while I was here but it has only been 1. <BR> <BR> by Christmas I want to lose 10 pounds. <BR> <BR> I will take at least 7000 steps each day weekends included. I did this a lot but not often enough. the weekends are the hardest for me. I'm lucky to get 4000 on the weekends <BR> <BR> I will walk 5 days a week <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I will do cardio 3 days a week. <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I will do streng... Sat, 20 Oct 2012 10:09:17 EST Jump Off I am back from vacation and into my routine life. <BR> I'm cooking at home and we're walking every morning. I'm back to my strength training again. <BR> I am going to jump off this plateau or off a cliff. Sure hope it's the plateau and not a cliff. <BR> <BR> I have lots of fruits and veggies and I'm ready to go. Making soup tomorrow and that is always good when you have to grab something fast. <BR> <BR> anymore ideas for staying in the 150 's and losing more? Mon, 1 Oct 2012 21:53:18 EST Today is the first day of the rest of your Life I am a firm believer in this saying. You have to put aside what happened in the past and start each day anew. <BR> <BR> I almost got more exercise in today Jerry and I were just putting our jackets on to go for another walk when we noticed the rain hitting the lake. I don't walk in the rain, the dark and the cold. It is in the 50's and on the way down. I don't mind walking in one or the other but not all three together. <BR> <BR> This is my last vacation day and I finally finished knitting ... Fri, 28 Sep 2012 18:44:15 EST BLC 20 I am leaving for New York (state not city) on Monday and I will not be returning until the end of October. <BR> I want to lose 4 pound while I am there. <BR> by Christmas I want to lose 10 pounds. <BR> I will take at least 7000 steps each day weekends included. <BR> I will walk 5 days a week <BR> I will do cardio 3 days a week. <BR> I will do strenght 3 days a week. <BR> Sat, 15 Sep 2012 22:36:14 EST Keeping on During the Break I plan to continue on doing what I have been doing. <BR> <BR> I just went back to Strength Training 3 times a week. I haven't been doing it since my first operation on May 22nd and I was just ready to restart when I had emergency surgery on June 11. <BR> <BR> So now I am happy to say that I am starting in with strength training again. <BR> <BR> I am also goin to get more steps in. <BR> I get in about 6500-7000 so I am going to up that amount to at least 8000. I want to hit 10,000 but I"ll ... Sun, 15 Jul 2012 16:14:50 EST Begining a new Journey Today was the first day of radiation for my breast cancer. Only 32 more to go. <BR> I think that I am going to keep a journal of my feelings about this new journey in my life. <BR> <BR> This week I also found out that my sister Mary has ovarian cancer and she starts chemo tomorrow. She is up in NY and I am down here in Florida. I wish I could be there for her but come September I will be up there. <BR> <BR> I am planning on doing my strength training at least 3 days a week. I have let it sl... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 20:55:38 EST Teal Troopers WE are writing a blog this weekend of what we have been doing and what we are going to change and do differently. <BR> <BR> I realize that I am not on a diet. I am changing my lifestyle. Already I am finding out that I can change what I am doing. I don't have to eat whenever we have a meeting and food is involved. <BR> <BR> OK I am reviewing what I have been doing --- writing down what I eat each day, getting my exercise, and plodding along. <BR> <BR> Truth <BR> <BR> I am definitely going... Mon, 21 May 2012 10:39:07 EST Follow Through Sunday Feb 26, 2012 <BR> I read this quote (below) this morning and realized that it is so true. You have to set goals and believe in your ability to reach them and then follow through. I think I have not been following through because I have not been believing in my ability to do so. <BR> Times they are a changing. I want to get even healthier and take more weight off my arthritic hands and feet. I know it will only make me feel better. I am very active but I want to do more strength traini... Sun, 26 Feb 2012 13:21:58 EST Ham Challenge I think that this is just what we need in the weeks leading up to Christmas. A challenge amont the team members to see who can lose the most ham. <BR> I do not want to remain the same over the holidays. I want to lose some weight so that when January 1st comes I will be that far ahead. <BR> want to join the challenge with us? Come on you can do it too. Mon, 28 Nov 2011 22:03:19 EST Thanks Mary! I went to the Farmer's Market today and thanks to Mary who is giving us all kinds of information on fruits and vegetables I looked at a lot of vegetables that I usually don't look at. I bought a bunch of carrots that were all different colors. I used a red one in my salad today and it added a lot of color. I am going to cook them tomorrow to see if they turn orange or stay whatever color they are. There were even some purple ones. <BR> I also got a pomello which is the original name for grape... Sat, 5 Nov 2011 20:50:47 EST Wedding at the top of Stowe Mt Well, we're back from the wedding. It was cold and rainy when we got to the gondola to go up the mt. It was 41 there and 37 up on the mt. We went up and when we got near the top the wind started to blow us back and forth. We got to the top and there was a restaurant. The wedding was supposed to be outside on the lawn but they changed it to the deck right outside the restaurant. The lady in the restaurant told us we couldn't sit in the restaurant we had to go outside but no one listened to her... Sun, 2 Oct 2011 18:49:07 EST Happy Fourth of July We're spending a nice day at home. I cooked hamburgers and we had broccoli slaw and salad. I fired potatoes and onions for the rest of the group but I didn't have any. <BR> Ver y quiet day here how about you. Mon, 4 Jul 2011 18:18:28 EST Great Fireworks Jerry and I took Adin to my girlfirends for a picnic and to watch the fireworks. In his words they were awesome. <BR> My friend has a big swingset in her yard and Adin and Bev's granddaughter were swinging for most of the night. <BR> We had a great time. Sun, 3 Jul 2011 21:21:18 EST One Point I'm writing this here so I can find it later. <BR> <BR> <BR> ONE point for each 8oz of water you drink! <BR> <BR> ONE point for each 20 min of intentional cardio! <BR> <BR> ONE point for each strength training set completed (10-12 reps)! <BR> <BR> ONE point for each freggie you eat (1 average or ½ cup sliced/diced/cubed)! <BR> <BR> ONE point for each day alcohol free! <BR> <BR> ONE point for each day you record every bite! <BR> <BR> ONE point for each day in calorie range! <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 1 Jul 2011 14:15:39 EST Monday, Same Old Same Old My husband and I are sitting here watching CSI Miami. We are creatures of habit and since they moved this show to Sunday night we DVR it and then watch it on Monday at 10 just like always. <BR> People who know us know that we always eat lunch at noon and dinner at 5 regular as clockwork. <BR> When we drive to NY and back we stay at the same hotels and have the same meals. <BR> I guess we really are creatures of habit. <BR> But we are spontaneous in lots of other things. <BR> Bye for now. Mon, 18 Apr 2011 22:33:58 EST Now What? I don't know how people think of things to say everyday. <BR> What's on my mind? Hmm. <BR> Would you all please keep my husband Jerry in your prayers? <BR> He is having a laminectomy (back surgery) on the 27th. Wow that is only 10 days away. He has never had any surgery before and he can come home the same day as long as he is ok. He doesn't want to stay overnight so I sure hope he gets to come home. <BR> Then I get to be the chauffer for 3 weeks. Guess I'll be going to band practice with ... Sun, 17 Apr 2011 21:07:13 EST Here I am again HEre I am again. We have to blog this weekend so I guess I have to think of what to say. <BR> We just got off SKYPE with my 7 year old grandson Adin who lives in NY while I live here in FL. <BR> He got new sneakers last night so he was running down the hall and zooming past the computer into the living room. He wanted to show us how fast they made him run. <BR> He is such a great child. Even though we live so far away we have been in communication with him since he was born. In the beginnin... Sat, 16 Apr 2011 19:50:21 EST April 15th the halfway point I always liked the 15th of the month and I don't know why. <BR> It's the halfway point and I am the middle child. I always liked being the middle child too. I have two older sisters and two younger sisters. <BR> I like odd numbers too. My kids always knew if I gave them two kisses I had to give them one more to make it an odd number. <BR> Hmm maybe that is why I dance to the beat of a different drummer. <BR> I'm left handed too and I liked that because it makes me different . <BR> There I am... Fri, 15 Apr 2011 19:05:25 EST Six Months I made a committment to myself yesterday to start over. I am going to make an inspiration board that will sit on the back of my desk with things to remind me how great I am and how great my life is. <BR> <BR> Six months from yesterday will be September 26th and it will be our 47th anniversary. I want it to be our healthiest one yet. <BR> <BR> I will take a picture of my inspiration board when it is finished and post it on my page. <BR> <BR> Adin (my 7 year old grandson) made a book for me ... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 12:50:03 EST Christmas temptations This came from todays daily devotional on my team Crochet the Pounds Away. <BR> <BR> Today's thought: Make my diet important enough to me to keep me from temptation <BR> <BR> This is so true. I never thought of it this way before. <BR> All of my last months actions have been very important to me. I have been very aware of what I was doing. <BR> <BR> Just because it is Chistmas doesn't mean that I should throw all of that hard work away. <BR> <BR> I don't want to start over on January 1s... Sat, 18 Dec 2010 07:17:32 EST Thanksgiving We passed a Church on I81 in our travels today and they always seem to have interesting things on their Information Sign in front of the Church. Todays sign said <BR> <BR> Be thankful for what you have as well as what you don't have. Wed, 24 Nov 2010 19:18:57 EST Going Home WEll, we are getting the car packed and getting ready for our trip back to Florida starting on Saturday. <BR> Jerrys back is improving and he drove up to Adins tonight to test it out. <BR> Adin was 7 today and he has really changed our lives over the past seven years. Who knew that you could have so much love for one little guy. I think when I had our children there wasn't enough time in the day to know how great they were. <BR> I will continue on my journey on my downward spiral of weigh... Thu, 21 Oct 2010 22:51:11 EST I'm setting a goal <BR> <BR> Today 10/20/10 I weighed 159.6. When I started Spark People back in 2003 or so right after Adin was born I weighed 206. <BR> He will be 7 tomorrow <BR> <BR> My friend Mary (Mastercare) wrote a blog today that really inspired me. <BR> I am going to set a goal. <BR> I never paid much attention to that before but I want to weigh 149 by 1/1/11. <BR> <BR> I am not going to start in the New Year I am going to continue my downward spiral. I am going to mix up my exercise and not do... Wed, 20 Oct 2010 20:53:17 EST Plan for the rest of July We are traveling home to Florida and I am making a plan for the rest of the month. <BR> I am going to add some pool exercises to my routine 2 days a week. <BR> <BR> I am not going to save so many calories for nighttime because I am usually full but eat them anyway. <BR> <BR> I am going to eat only if I am hungry not because I saw the food in the refrigerator or on the counter. <BR> <BR> I am going to work on my genealogy at least 3 times a week. <BR> <BR> I am going to eat more fruits and... Wed, 14 Jul 2010 19:26:06 EST Waiting for Results We just got back from the Neurologists and our daughter Jenn is having a 48 hour EEG. They are trying to find out what is causing her confusion. <BR> The Doctor who reads the test is on vacation so it will be 2 weeks before we know the results. We are headed back to our home in Florida a week from today so her brother will have to take her to hear the results. I guess we'll take it from there. This waiting is going on a long time now but I guess it is what we have to do. <BR> I think that I... Wed, 7 Jul 2010 15:13:44 EST Thursday April 1st March was a good month for me losing weight. I lost 3.6 pounds which dosen't sound like much but for me it is great. I have been at 169 for about 2 years. I would go up to 172 and come back down to 169. That was the number of my house when I was growing up and I thought I was never going to get any lower. <BR> I now weigh 165.6 and it has been slowly moving down. Someday soon I will be in the 150's. Hope it doesn't take a year. <BR> I am positivethat it will not be that long. Thu, 1 Apr 2010 20:55:02 EST Shot Well, I got a shot today in my hip for my arthritis. It was feeling a little better but the big test will be tomorrow morning when I get out of bed. <BR> I was just doing some exercises for our BLC challenge and I had to stop because it really made the area where I got the shot ache so I will just stop for tonight and contine tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is weigh in and I wish everyone a happy day Tue, 2 Mar 2010 19:31:13 EST March 1st I have to say since I gave up eating after supper it's hard to get in all of my calories. <BR> I had popcorn after my lunch just because I was craving it and haven't had any all since before Lent began. I think that was enough for awhile. <BR> <BR> I am trying to have protein at each meal. I was having a piece of cheese if I couldn't think of any other protein and then I realized that I was having too much cheese. <BR> <BR> I think I am rambling tonight because I am thinking about my trip ... Mon, 1 Mar 2010 20:12:20 EST New Beginnings Tomorrow is March 1st. Another new beginning. I love the start of a new month because it seems like the slate is wiped clean -- we can start all over. <BR> <BR> The first week of March <BR> 1. I will add dancing back to my routine. I will dance to one song each day. This always make me happy and it is a fun thing to do. <BR> 2. I will also work on my family tree every day for at least 15 minutes. <BR> 3. I will try a new recipe at least once this week. Sun, 28 Feb 2010 15:50:09 EST Ten Days I am ten days into not eating after supper and it is going along pretty good. <BR> I've only had a couple of nights that I really wanted to have some popcorn. Other nights it just seemed like I should eat something because I wanted it but it is OK to feel hungry. <BR> <BR> I think that Iwill eat something right after I finish supper but I don't have any room for it. I am eating more fruits and veggies and they are filling me up. <BR> <BR> Pretty soon I will be able to go out in my yard and ... Sat, 27 Feb 2010 10:22:58 EST Feeling Better I am feeling better about myself. The scale hasn't been moving but when we had to take our measurements on the 17th I found that I had lost 2 inches from my waist and 2inches from my hips. <BR> I never really checked my measurementsbefore. My pants are getting too big and I am stepping on the bottom of them. I tried on new pants this week and I fit into size 14. It was a thrill but I didn't get them because I couldn't decide if they were Capri's that were too long or long pants that were too ... Fri, 26 Feb 2010 19:42:37 EST Forty Days Today is the first day of Lent. I am not going to eat after 6 PM. <BR> That is the worst time of day for me and I don't think it even matters that I save space in my food tracker to eat then. I think that I am just kidding myself and eating more than I think. <BR> Only 39 days to go. <BR> Maybe it will be a habit by then. Wed, 17 Feb 2010 20:46:01 EST Setting Goals Today is February 14th -- Heart Day <BR> I have trouble with rewards. I can never think of anything to reward myself with. <BR> I also have trouble with goal setting. I am reading the Spark and they said to write down your goals. <BR> <BR> I want to wear size 14 jeans by Sept 26, 2010. <BR> <BR> I want to weigh 149 by Sept 26, 2010. <BR> <BR> As a reward I will buy new jeans in a real store. I usually by my clothes in a thrift store. <BR> <BR> This was really scary, writing this down for... Sun, 14 Feb 2010 20:05:31 EST BLC-12 This is the first week of BLC-12. <BR> I spsent the last three days Thursday-Saturday at Disney. I watched what I ate but I couldn't get my regular fruits and veggies in but I got on the scale this morning and lost .2 pounds. <BR> I am keeping track of my food and my exercise. <BR> While we were at Disney we got lots of exercise, we walked all over the place and had a great time. I wish I could do all of that walking everyday but it's not the same as walking around Disney. <BR> Besides that ... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 21:35:48 EST A New Year Today is the first day of boot camp and I am posting my measurements so that I will have something to look back at. <BR> <BR> Weight 172 <BR> Waist 40 <BR> Hips 45 <BR> neck 13.75 <BR> Right thigh 20.5 <BR> <BR> Of course when I was measuring I didn't even know wherer to measure my hips. I hope that I measure in the same place next time. I never really paid much attention to my measurements in a long time but this time I am. <BR> <BR> I will continue to write down in my notebook everything... Sun, 3 Jan 2010 16:49:24 EST Drinking Water I just realized that I was not drinking as much water as I thought. I have three different bottles that I drink from but I was not finishing them so I was getting much less water. I started today to finish all three bottles. <BR> This is probably one of the reasons that I have been not losing weight. <BR> I also started writing down what I eat. I put it on the food tracker but then I leave all the bites and licks out because I can't figure out how to include them in the food tracker. <BR> I... Thu, 19 Nov 2009 20:53:16 EST New week This week will be another great one. I can feel it in my bones. I am planning what I am eating in the morning and staying within my calorie range. I am walking more steps and becoming more active. Sun, 13 Sep 2009 21:14:48 EST BLC-11 Tomorrow I start 12 weeks of the Biggest Loser Club-11. I really want to succeed and start losing weight again. I will keep you posted Tue, 8 Sep 2009 21:31:27 EST