PROPMAN1's SparkPeople Blog PROPMAN1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community IT'S ALMOST FRIDAY!!! 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? 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.... 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... 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 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... 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... 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..... 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... Just in case i don't get to this because, 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... 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.... 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...... 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... 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... 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 return date will be June 23rd. <em>382</em> <em>41</em> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 14:58:48 EST 1 pound gone... 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..... 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....... 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 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 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 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 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 First just wanted to say "hi" to everyone. Second thing-know it has been asked and answered before'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 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 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 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 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. 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 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 does! Naturally it's not as easy or is it as much fun as it appears on tv '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).... 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