PROPMAN1's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PROPMAN1 PROPMAN1'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/ Happy 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5953974 Doing this early so it's not forgotten: HAPPY 4TH OF JULY TO YOU!! <em>283</em> Wed, 1 Jul 2015 14:05:30 EST Good Doctor's Visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949225 Saw my neuro on Saturday. Found that i've lost about 6 pounds and my blood pressure has gone from 136/86 to 117/72. WOO-HOO!! Mon, 22 Jun 2015 13:45:33 EST Friday at last http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5940271 Glad it's Friday (finally). Been a less than stellar week...went home sick on Tuesday, stayed home Wednesday and now...know what the problem is/will be. I'm getting a cold!!! This is all the fault of the weather. We had several days of 80 degree weather and within a short time....back to the 50's. My body has never dealt well with this type of sudden change. I DON'T LIKE WEATHER COOLER THAN 75!!!!!!! Oh well...it's what i get for living in the Northeast. <BR> <BR> HAPPY FRIDAY!!!! ... Fri, 5 Jun 2015 14:08:03 EST YES.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936337 PRAISE THE LORD AND PASS THE AMMO......IT'S FINALLY FRIDAY!!!! <BR> <BR> Have a nice weekend everyone! <em>244</em> Fri, 29 May 2015 14:58:27 EST Finally good weather...Mother's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924750 At last we're having wonderful (warm) weather for Mother's Day. Seems to me that usually it's chilly and or raining for this day. After the winter we just had....i'll take each day of warmth and be happy. <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> <em>26</em> HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY TO EVERYONE!!! <em>247</em> <em>26</em> Fri, 8 May 2015 09:52:32 EST Feeling a little better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922962 Morning All- <BR> <BR> Feeling a bit better. Someone in fam took dog for walk as i passed out cold on the couch after feeding" my girl". Slept until 3:15 this morning when "my girl" decided she needed to go out. At work now....good thing i didn't call out sick as several hospital surveyors are here. Yea! Not. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your well wishes. Appreciated. <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 May 2015 09:52:01 EST Under the weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922543 Hope tomorrow I feel better. Right now all i want to do is lie down, nap and be left alone. Would be nice if the fam walks and feeds the dog tonight-we'll see. Have to come to work tomorrow as a co-worker is off. Really stinks to not feel well as the weather has finally become spring like. Oh well....here's hoping. <em>527</em> Mon, 4 May 2015 16:15:07 EST Another one bites the dust... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917023 Did what i usually don't do-got on the scale. Pleasant surprise...lost another pound. Woo-HOO!!!! Fri, 24 Apr 2015 13:53:19 EST Another passing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912951 Received word this morning that my neighbor who lost her husband close to Christmas last year, lost her mom either last night or this morning. Been about 4 months between the two. <em>39</em> Fri, 17 Apr 2015 13:14:09 EST TGIF, TGIF, TGIF!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908831 Can't say it enough. In addition, we're due for some sunshine and weather in the 50's!! That may not sound like anyhting to crow about but...we're seeing the last of the 108+ inches of snow go away as well as temps in the cold zone. I'm a summer girl so...this is the beginning of my season!! YIPPEE!!! <BR> <BR> I'm just s-o-o-o thrilled. HAVE A FAB FRIDAY AND A NICE WEEKEND EVERYONE. <em>125</em> <em>376</em> <em>378</em> <em>126</em> Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:45:09 EST Happy April 1st! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903613 Just wanted to wish everyone a Happy April Fool's Day! <em>125</em> Wed, 1 Apr 2015 14:09:29 EST TGIT & TGIF (almost) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900135 Yes, another l-o-n-g week is almost over so TGIT!!!!! Thankfully tomorrow we can say TGIF!!!! I'm ready. Spring seems so long away. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Mar 2015 14:34:30 EST HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894509 It's March 17th: HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY EVERYONE! <em>137</em> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 09:52:02 EST Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889927 It's my birthday so i splurged....did not go to fitness center...went out to lunch instead and had my Favorite thing...FRENCH TOAST. Tomorrow we'll go back to regular mode. Yea! Mon, 9 Mar 2015 14:27:32 EST IT'S ALMOST FRIDAY!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883224 Not sure about anyone else but....TGIT and tomorrow- TGIF!!!!! To all my SP Friends and acquaintances.....Have a Wonderful Weekend. <em>224</em> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 15:25:55 EST Where's Spring? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881242 Looking out of my office window onto a white landscape that is not of my liking. Looks like it will take at least 3 months to get rid of this stuff. Bring on spring!!! <em>126</em> Mon, 23 Feb 2015 15:13:58 EST Still the same.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870744 Weight remains the same....hopefully not a plateau (again). I'll keep working though. <em>231</em> <em>362</em> Fri, 6 Feb 2015 14:43:29 EST A little more gone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860966 Dropped another bit of weight (approximately 1/2-1 pound). I'll take what i can get. Yippee! Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:48:57 EST Need some help/advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855825 I've been tracking my food and fitness. Today (again) i got a message that i'm not taking in enough calories to equal my output (does this make sense?). I'm trying to lose some weight so (not easy...i'm older)....Help please. <em>304</em> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 13:46:41 EST Getting There... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854361 Can't believe it but, at last eating a bit less and exercising is starting to make a difference. It's been months with no weight loss and now...Viola!....since the beginning of this year i've lost 3.5 pounds. I'm actually feeling really good because of this. Not where i want to be but....closer than before. <BR> <BR> Thanks SP! Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:25:11 EST A Little Selfish... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849589 I am going to be a little selfish and pat myself on the back. Made it to the fitness center 4 days in a row!!! Woo-Hoo. Thu, 8 Jan 2015 15:03:32 EST New Year..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847469 New year....hopefully a new me too! Took a few days off to clear my mind so....hope springs eternal that this year i can reach my goal (lose 10 pounds). Good Luck to everyone on their journey (whatever it may be)! Tue, 6 Jan 2015 09:45:20 EST Happy Holidays... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833978 Just in case i don't get to this because of...work, Christmas, New Year's, time off.....HAVE THE HAPPIEST OF HOLIDAYS (no matter which one(s) you observe)!!!!!! <em>499</em> <em>442</em> <em>501</em> <em>411</em> <BR> <BR> Peace. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 15:17:53 EST Thank you... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833959 Just wanted to thank all the SP folks who expressed kind words of encouragement and sympathy. Thank you so very much! Hope all have a good holiday season. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 14:30:00 EST Sad news.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830938 Just got word my neighbor of over 20 years passed away last night. He was in his early 50's, went to work but did not make it home. Why at this time of year? I'm jus so sad..... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 15:28:38 EST I've lost...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827670 Finally...i've lost another 2-3 pounds!!! It's been a while now since anything happened. Makes me a bit more satisfied that my work is actually worthwhile and paying off. <em>244</em> Thu, 4 Dec 2014 16:04:16 EST Keep trying... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810083 So far i've had good/great days/weeks and then things go awry. The one thing learned so far is to Keep Trying! There will be days when i fall off the fitness and/or decent eating scale but it's like riding a horse...when you fall, get back up and ride. This is going to be my motto for the rest of this year. <em>521</em> <em>381</em> Mon, 3 Nov 2014 14:52:25 EST I'm not lost... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721487 Haven't been posting or adding in any information this week...not because i'm busy...i've been under the weather. God willing and the creek don't rise...my return date will be June 23rd. <em>382</em> <em>41</em> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:58:48 EST 1 pound gone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715078 Don't usually get on the scale (it isn't usually my friend) and it said I lost 1 pound. Big yippee...i've been on a plateau for a l-o-n-g time so one pound isn't all that great but...guess i should be happy. Who knows...maybe i'll check the scale again in a few weeks and there will be an even better surprise. Fingers crossed. <em>30</em> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 15:26:26 EST How do I..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709776 If this title shows twice it's because i hit a wrong key...sorry. Anyway, I know someone gave me the answer to this before but think it may have been deleted. When you're in tracking your daily exercise - how do you get the calorie count to show when you're doing weights? Have no idea how many calories i may be burning when strength training. Would really like to know. <BR> <BR> Thanks. Think spring may have finally shown itself around these parts! <em>126</em> Tue, 3 Jun 2014 13:20:28 EST I'm back....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677802 Have been off for a few days from work and SP but now am back. Had hoped the time off would have been restful but....not. Anyway, today i'm back to the fitness center. Yea! Plan is to do at least 15 minutes of cardio and 15 strength training. If there's any of my lunchtime left then i'll add some extra cardio. Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:49:18 EST One week of good 5/12/14 - 5/16/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672864 Finally got in a full week where i exercised each day. I'm pleased and happy to have done it! Still taking the stairs 2-3 times per day as well (3 flights each time). Hope everyone has a great weekend. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 13:44:01 EST There's hope....maybe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630177 Have upped the workout minutes so am hoping that this will kick-start some weight loss. Have (sort of) sworn off stressing too much about my l-o-n-g plateau period. Let's see if this works at all. Here's to hope..... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 14:03:36 EST Holding & Waiting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556017 Am holding on to the same weight i had months ago. Have changed my exercise routine some to see if that helped. Also have been eating less....nothing changes. Still waiting for some weight to go away. <em>39</em> Tue, 3 Dec 2013 13:53:11 EST enough water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5456180 Yes, it's great to know i'm doing 'something' right! <BR> <BR> Thank you for your help everybody. Thu, 15 Aug 2013 13:10:31 EST Hi and how much http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5456086 First just wanted to say "hi" to everyone. Second thing-know it has been asked and answered before but...you're supposed to drink 8 glasses of water per day. What size glass? If i drink 16.9 oz bottle of water is that just 1 glass or more? Thu, 15 Aug 2013 11:31:23 EST Planking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5418949 Does anyone know if there's another name for 'planking'? When i go to the fitness tracker and put it in as someting i've done i can't find what i want. Ideas/suggestions. Thanks. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 13:40:45 EST Eating better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402487 Just wanted to say "Thanks" to all who gave words re: my 3 day no eating business. I have been doing better...will probably do even better when this humidity and heat goes lower. Best way i can look at it is"something is better than nothing." Wed, 26 Jun 2013 13:32:29 EST Not a good idea http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5380399 I did something that was definitely not a good idea. I knew from past experience that it would bring me pain. Know what it was? I ate almost nothing for 3 days! Now my body is giving me stomach pain. Had intestinal surgery (major) a few years ago and I know my system cannot handle not having some food. Now to get back on track.... <em>39</em> Thu, 6 Jun 2013 13:42:32 EST Feeling Strong and ready to battle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365497 5-23: Today I am feeling stronger than i have in a long time. Even though the scale says no weight lost my body feels better and therefore I do! Hope others feel the same way today and other days. <em>224</em> Thu, 23 May 2013 09:48:03 EST More Shake Weight Info. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4149585 Can only speak for the woman's Shake Weight since don't know any guys using (that admit it, anyway). In addition to what already said about Shake Weight would suggest not more than 2-3 times per week when first starting. Done correctly it does exhaust your arm muscles. Know commercial basically shows woman doing the exercise in front...also do the one handed and the behind the back (the paperwork shows what am talking about). Strongly suggest that any woman (unless arms in really good shap... Thu, 7 Apr 2011 14:18:20 EST Shake Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4147279 Had said a long time ago in a message to folks in SP that was going to try the Shake Weight and would let you kow if it worked.....it does! Naturally it's not as easy or is it as much fun as it appears on tv but....my 'jiggle' is pretty much gone and my arms feel stronger. You'll most likely not be able to do the weight for 6 minutes as shown but with time you can get there. BE PREPARED FOR SORE ARM MUSCLES (especially triceps). Wed, 6 Apr 2011 15:56:33 EST If at first....Try, try (again).... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3827131 Guess I'm like a lot of people....fell off the actual 'diet' wheel....this however has turned out not to be a bad thing....checked weight and despite it all...took back off 3 lbs. that had 'magically' returned. Felt some joy in this (rightly or not) and vowed, once again, to do a better job at taking care of me. At least, I can say that for a while I did really well and vow to do better....will NOT make a new year's resolution about weight...don't want to disapoint myself...Good Luck To One... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 09:59:45 EST