PROT358's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PROT358 PROT358'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/ January Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6068053 I know it's a little late, but I've been a busy blogging bee! Seriously, I think this is my 12th blog so far this month. <BR> <BR> I've also decided to try a new format that I've adapted from something I found on Pinterest. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>524</em> Behaviors I Will Encourage: <BR> A regular sleep schedule and making the bed in the morning <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>253</em> Behaviors I Will Diminish: <BR> Lazy, couch potato tendencies when I have too much spare time <BR> <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 22:55:24 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 1/3 - 1/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6066318 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> Once a small win has been accomplished, forces are set in motion that favor another small win. <BR> -Karl Weick <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 1-3 <BR> 1430 calories <BR> 70 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Monday 1-4 <BR> 1455 calories <BR> 15 mins walking; 75 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Tuesday 1-5 <BR> 1340 calories <BR> 50 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Wednesday 1-6 <BR> 1420 calories <BR> 60 mins walking; 35 mins ... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 00:11:40 EST December Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6063603 As I mentioned earlier, someone was fixing the computer for most of December. I got behind with tracking and blogging. I didn't feel that far off-track, but looking it over now I see how I fell into some old habits that are now being undone! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> NUTRITION <BR> <BR> I met my caloric goals of 1450 calories or less 17/31 days this month, which is only 54% accuracy. I had a few too many treats! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> FITNESS <BR> <BR> This month I earned 1,705 fitness minut... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 22:57:06 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 12/27 - 1/2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061739 Happy New Year, friends! <BR> <BR> I hate to do this to you guys, but I am way behind playing catch up. A friend of the family was fixing our computer between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I had no opportunity to blog. I still want to write them if only for my own benefit. More timely and relevant blogs soon to come! <BR> <BR> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . <BR> <BR> <BR> QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. <BR... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 01:01:43 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 12/20 - 12/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061734 Happy New Year, friends! <BR> <BR> I hate to do this to you guys, but I am way behind playing catch up. A friend of the family was fixing our computer between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I had no opportunity to blog. I still want to write them if only for my own benefit. More timely and relevant blogs soon to come! <BR> <BR> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . <BR> <BR> <BR> QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more ... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 00:57:24 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 12/13 - 12/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061730 Happy New Year, friends! <BR> <BR> I hate to do this to you guys, but I am way behind playing catch up. A friend of the family was fixing our computer between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I had no opportunity to blog. I still want to write them if only for my own benefit. More timely and relevant blogs soon to come! <BR> <BR> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . <BR> <BR> <BR> QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation,... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 00:53:44 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 12/6 - 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061728 Happy New Year, friends! <BR> <BR> I hate to do this to you guys, but I am way behind playing catch up. A friend of the family was fixing our computer between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I had no opportunity to blog. I still want to write them if only for my own benefit. More timely and relevant blogs soon to come! <BR> <BR> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . <BR> <BR> <BR> QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> There is only one way to avoid criticism: Do nothing, say nothing... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 00:48:24 EST November Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061712 Happy New Year, friends! <BR> <BR> I hate to do this to you guys, but I am way behind playing catch up. A friend of the family was fixing our computer between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I had no opportunity to blog. I still want to write them if only for my own benefit. More timely and relevant blogs soon to come! <BR> <BR> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . <BR> <BR> <BR> NUTRITION <BR> <BR> I met my caloric goals of 1450 calories or less 16/30 days this month, ... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 00:25:16 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 11/29 - 12/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6060741 Happy New Year, friends! <BR> <BR> I hate to do this to you guys, but I am way behind playing catch up. A friend of the family was fixing our computer between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I had no opportunity to blog. I still want to write them if only for my own benefit. More timely and relevant blogs soon to come! <BR> <BR> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . <BR> <BR> <B... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 04:14:59 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 11/22 - 11/28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6060740 Happy New Year, friends! <BR> <BR> I hate to do this to you guys, but I am way behind playing catch up. A friend of the family was fixing our computer between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I had no opportunity to blog. I still want to write them if only for my own benefit. More timely and relevant blogs soon to come! <BR> <BR> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . <BR> <BR> <B... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 04:06:50 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 11/15 - 11/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6060739 Happy New Year, friends! <BR> <BR> I hate to do this to you guys, but I am way behind playing catch up. A friend of the family was fixing our computer between Thanksgiving and Christmas, and I had no opportunity to blog. I still want to write them if only for my own benefit. More timely and relevant blogs soon to come! <BR> <BR> . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . <BR> <BR> <B... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 04:02:49 EST National Motivion and Inspiration Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6058512 Long time no blog! A friend of the family repaired my computer as a favor between friends, and I had only very limited access between Thanksgiving and Christmas. I'm not sure I would have found the time anyway! I am back now and will be catching up soon. <BR> <BR> I read a motivational article today, and once I read it I knew I had to share it with you. It's a little long, but well worth the effort. It literally moved me to tears. I'm copying it below verbatim. Credit to Susan Svrulga from T... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 23:52:15 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 11/8 - 11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6033418 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> A mind is like a parachute. It doesn't work if it isn't open. <BR> -Frank Zappa <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 11-8 <BR> 1455 calories <BR> Rest day <BR> <BR> Monday 11-9 <BR> 1420 calories <BR> 25 mins walking; 45 mins stationary bike; 45 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Tuesday 11-10 <BR> 1400 calories <BR> 60 mins walking; 45 mins cleaning <BR> <BR> Wednesday 11-11 <BR> 1375 calories <BR> 25 mins walking; 45 mins stationary bik... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 00:25:04 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 11/1 - 11/7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6032298 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> You have to expect things of yourself before you can do them. <BR> -Michael Jordan <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 11-1 <BR> 1425 calories <BR> Rest day <BR> <BR> Monday 11-2 <BR> 1455 calories <BR> 70 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Tuesday 11-3 <BR> 1405 calories <BR> 60 mins walking <BR> <BR> Wednesday 11-4 <BR> 1430 calories <BR> 45 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Thursday 11-5 <BR> 1445 calories <BR> 60 mins walking; 45 mins s... Sun, 15 Nov 2015 00:06:28 EST Fall 2015 Wish List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6029566 I know I'm a bit late on this one, but I just have to write it. I find that I am usually very consistent in reaching these seasonal goals! I have heard it said that a goal without a deadline is just a dream. So the deadline is this fall! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>429</em> Nutrition: The goal is 1450 calories or less daily with 75% accuracy. In the summer I had excellent bloodwork numbers (triglycerides, cholesterol, etc). Now to maintain! <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> Exercise: I have been doing c... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 23:32:53 EST October Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6027488 Unfortunately I got pretty sick for half of the month. At the same time the stationary bike (my main form of exercise) broke down. So this was not my strongest month, but I tried to make the best of it! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> NUTRITION <BR> <BR> I met my caloric goals of 1450 calories or less 16/31 days this month, which is only 51% accuracy! However when I was sick I did not track for 3 days. I will do better next month! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> FITNESS <BR> <BR> This month I earned 2,390 ... Fri, 6 Nov 2015 00:08:15 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 10/25 - 10/31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6025731 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> It is a shame for a woman to grow old without ever seeing the strength and beauty of which her body is capable. <BR> -Socrates <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 10-25 <BR> 1440 calories <BR> 45 mins swimming; 30 mins cleaning <BR> <BR> Monday 10-26 <BR> 1440 calories <BR> Rest day <BR> <BR> Tuesday 10-27 <BR> 1565 calories <BR> 60 mins walking; 50 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Wednesday 10-28 <BR> 1435 calories <BR> 45 mins ballet <BR> <B... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 00:08:24 EST 2015 Summer Reading Program Finale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024456 I know it's a bit late. I have been sick for weeks now, and I'm trying to catch up! <BR> <BR> This summer I met my goal of reading 35 books between May and Labor Day! Below I included a short review of the books I read in August. (For reviews on previous books, you will have to reference blogs from a few months ago). At the bottom I will assign awards in various categories to the best books of the summer! <BR> <BR> <BR> MAY, JUNE, and JULY BOOKS <BR> <BR> 1. Daniel Deronda <BR> <BR> 2.... Sun, 1 Nov 2015 00:41:36 EST September Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021765 I know I'm really late on this one. Sickness is getting in the way of my plans! September was a pretty controlled month! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> NUTRITION <BR> <BR> I met my caloric goals of 1450 calories or less 18/30 days this month, which is 60% accuracy! My goal was 75% accuracy, but still not bad. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> FITNESS <BR> <BR> This month I earned 2,865 fitness minutes! I met my cardio goals easily. I usually ride the stationary bike an hour a day. I am still doing well wit... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 23:27:22 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 10/18 - 10/24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021195 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> Never confuse a single defeat with a final defeat. <BR> -F. Scott Fitzgerald <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 10-18 <BR> 1670 calories <BR> Rest day <BR> <BR> Monday 10-19 <BR> 1985 calories <BR> 45 mins swimming <BR> <BR> Tuesday 10-20 <BR> 1445 calories <BR> Rest day <BR> <BR> Wednesday 10-21 <BR> 1400 calories <BR> 70 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Thursday 10-22 <BR> 1450 calories <BR> 60 mins walking; 50 mins ballet <BR> <... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 23:20:45 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 10/11 - 10/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6019586 I'm almost caught up! This was the week that I became sick, so it was all around weaker than usual. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> No army can withstand the strength of an idea whose time has come. <BR> -Victor Hugo <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 10-11 <BR> 1450 calories <BR> 50 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Monday 10-12 <BR> 1735 calories <BR> 60 walking; 50 mins stationary bike; 70 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Tuesday 10-13 <BR> 1555 c... Thu, 22 Oct 2015 22:23:32 EST Weely Wrap-Up: 10/4 - 10/10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6019579 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> Give the world the best you have, and the best will come back to you. <BR> -Madeline Bridges <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 10-4 <BR> 1455 calories <BR> 60 mins stationary bike; 45 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Monday 10-5 <BR> 1695 calories <BR> 60 walking; 60 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Tuesday 10-6 <BR> 1890 calories <BR> 60 mins walking; 60 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Wednesday 10-7 <BR> 1445 calories <BR> 60 mins statio... Thu, 22 Oct 2015 22:10:24 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 9/27 - 10/3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6019577 I have been pretty sick the past few days, so I am catching up on blogs! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out. <BR> -Ray Bradbury <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 9-27 <BR> 1510 calories <BR> 60 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Monday 9-28 <BR> 2040 calories <BR> 60 walking; 60 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Tuesd... Thu, 22 Oct 2015 21:55:56 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 9/20 - 9/26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006484 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> I am not an adventurer by choice but by fate. <BR> -Vincent Van Gogh <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 9-20 <BR> 1450 calories <BR> 60 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Monday 9-21 <BR> 1435 calories <BR> 60 walking <BR> <BR> Tuesday 9-22 <BR> 1420 calories <BR> 60 mins walking; 20 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Wednesday 9-23 <BR> 1455 calories <BR> 60 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Thursday 9-24 <BR> 1390 calories <BR... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 23:37:29 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 9/13 - 9/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6003517 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> The one unchangeable certainty is that nothing is unchangeable or certain. <BR> -John F. Kennedy <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 9-13 <BR> 1455 calories <BR> 60 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Monday 9-14 <BR> 1605 calories <BR> 60 walking; 60 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Tuesday 9-15 <BR> 1555 calories <BR> 70 mins stationary bike; 30 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Wednesday 9-16 <BR> 1510 calories <BR> 75 mins stationary bike; 6... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 20:57:00 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 9/6 - 9/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996946 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> You can do what you want to do, accomplish what you want to accomplish, attain any reasonable objective you may have in mind – not all of a sudden, perhaps not in one swift and sweeping act of achievement – but you can do it gradually, day by day and play by play, if you want to do it, if you work to do it, over a sufficiently long period of time. <BR> -William E. Holler <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 9-6 <BR> 1455 calories ... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 00:07:02 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 8/30 - 9/5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996943 I fell a week behind, but I'm catching up now! <BR> <BR> <BR> QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> Genius, that power that dazzles mortal eyes, is oft but perseverance in disguise. <BR> -Henry W. Austin <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 8-30 <BR> 1585 calories <BR> 50 mins stationary bike; 40 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Monday 8-31 <BR> 1450 calories <BR> 45 mins stationary bike; 60 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Tuesday 9-1 <BR> 1530 calories <BR> 30 mins walking; 55 mins ... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 23:57:59 EST Summer 2015 Reading Program: July Updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994396 I am almost caught up on blogs! My goal was to read 35 books between May and Labor Day and write book reviews as I go. My summer was great, and my books were too! :) <BR> <BR> <BR> MAY and JUNE BOOKS <BR> <BR> 1. Daniel Deronda <BR> <BR> 2. Lady Chatterley's Lover <BR> <BR> 3. Tarzan of the Apes <BR> <BR> 4. The Awakening <BR> <BR> 5. Kim <BR> <BR> 6. Candide <BR> <BR> 7. My Antonia <BR> <BR> 8. The Beautiful and Damned <BR> <BR> 9. Dead Souls <BR> <BR> 10. Fahrenheit 45... Wed, 9 Sep 2015 21:41:36 EST August Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5990622 August started well but got off track while my brother visited in the middle. I'm mostly back on the right course now. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> NUTRITION <BR> <BR> I met my caloric goals of 1450 calories or less 23/31 days this month, which is with 74% accuracy! (My goal was 75% accuracy, so I missed the mark by one day.) However I really blew it on the other days. With my brother home, we ate lots of junk we usually don't. Not a strong month in this department. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> FITNES... Thu, 3 Sep 2015 23:24:55 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 8/23 - 8/29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989222 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> For true success ask yourself these four questions: Why? Why not? Why not me? Why not now? <BR> -Jimmy Dean <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 8-23 <BR> 1450 calories <BR> 60 mins stationary bike; 60 mins cleaning <BR> <BR> Monday 8-24 <BR> 1450 calories <BR> 60 mins stationary bike; 40 mins ballet; 60 mins cleaning <BR> <BR> Tuesday 8-25 <BR> 1540 calories <BR> 60 mins cleaning <BR> <BR> Wednesday 8-26 <BR> 1515 calories <... Tue, 1 Sep 2015 23:34:09 EST Summer 2015 Reading Program: June Updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988442 I am still behind on blogging, but catching up! One of my goals this summer is to read 35 books by Labor Day. Below I rated and reviewed the books I read in June! <BR> <BR> <BR> MAY BOOKS <BR> <BR> 1. Daniel Deronda <BR> <BR> 2. Lady Chatterley's Lover <BR> <BR> 3. Tarzan of the Apes <BR> <BR> 4. The Awakening <BR> <BR> 5. Kim <BR> <BR> 6. Candide <BR> <BR> 7. My Antonia <BR> <BR> 8. The Beautiful and Damned <BR> <BR> 9. Dead Souls <BR> <BR> 10. Fahrenheit 451 <BR> <BR> 1... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 23:24:30 EST Summer 2015 Wish List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5987120 I know I'm way behind on this one! Somehow the havoc of caring for my mom this summer has gotten me off rhythm. Even though I'm just now writing the blog, I have had these goals in mind and have been working towards them all summer! <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>298</em> Nutrition: The goal is 1450 calories or less daily, hopefully with 75% accuracy. Also I have bloodwork coming up, so I must be more careful with my food choices too. <BR> <BR> <em>482</em> Exercise: I have been doing cardio c... Sat, 29 Aug 2015 23:29:08 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 8/16 - 8/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984183 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> You will never get anything you want if you will never give yourself a chance to chase it. <BR> -Rizzi Vicci <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 8-16 <BR> 1795 calories <BR> 50 mins stationary bike; 40 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Monday 8-17 <BR> 1430 calories <BR> 50 mins stationary bike; 35 mins ballet; 90 mins cleaning <BR> <BR> Tuesday 8-18 <BR> 1455 calories <BR> 50 mins stationary bike; 120 mins cleaning <BR> <BR> Wednesday ... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 23:14:00 EST July Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5981831 I'm still behind on blogging, but I'm catching up! July started well but I lost focus towards the end of the month. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> NUTRITION <BR> <BR> I met my caloric goals of 1450 calories or less 21/31 days, or 67% accuracy. My goal was 75% accuracy, but still a worthy effort! However I think I have miscalculated calories somewhere, because the weight is not coming off like it should. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> FITNESS <BR> <BR> This month I earned 3,000 fitness minutes! I went o... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 00:33:49 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 8/9 - 8/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980609 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead. <BR> -Louisa May Alcott <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 8-9 <BR> 1605 calories <BR> 55 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Monday 8-10 <BR> 1440 calories <BR> 50 mins stationary bike; 35 mins ballet; 120 mins cleaning <BR> <BR> Tuesday 8-11 <BR> 1445 calories ... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 01:16:59 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 8/2 - 8/8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980608 I'm running a little behind this time! Thanks for being patient with me! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> Faith is the substance of the things we hope for, and evidence of those that are not seen. <BR> -Dante Alighieri <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 8-2 <BR> 1770 calories <BR> 45 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Monday 8-3 <BR> 1455 calories <BR> 45 mins stationary bike; 60 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Tuesday 8-4 <BR> 1455 calories <BR> 45 ... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 01:10:18 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 7/26 - 8/1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973466 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company. <BR> -George Washington <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 7-26 <BR> 1520 calories <BR> 70 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Monday 7-27 <BR> 1455 calories <BR> 45 mins stationary bike; 70 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Tuesday 7-28 <BR> 1395 calories <BR> 50 mins stationary bike; 20 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Wednesday 7-... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 01:28:21 EST June Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970026 June was a great month! I got very serious about both diet and exercise, and I got some results! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> NUTRITION <BR> <BR> I met my caloric goals of 1450 calories or less 22/30 days, or 73% accuracy. My goal was 75% accuracy, so I was only one day short! I only had 45% accuracy in May, so this was much improved! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> FITNESS <BR> <BR> This month I earned 3,205 fitness minutes! I did 3 one-hour ballet/strength training workouts a week. I see changes in m... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 00:38:17 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 7/19 - 7/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968956 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> The two most powerful warriors are patience and time. <BR> -Leo Tolstoy <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 7-19 <BR> 1815 calories <BR> 45 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Monday 7-20 <BR> 1390 calories <BR> 50 mins stationary bike; 35 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Tuesday 7-21 <BR> 1615 calories <BR> 50 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Wednesday 7-22 <BR> 1445 calories <BR> 50 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Thursday 7-23 <BR> 1450 ... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 00:24:38 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 7/12 - 7/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964055 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?” <BR> -George Bernard Shaw <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 7-12 <BR> 1580 calories <BR> 50 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Monday 7-13 <BR> 1390 calories <BR> 60 mins stationary bike; 35 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Tuesday 7-14 <BR> 1445 calories <BR> 95 mins stationary bike; 45 mins ballet; 60 mins cleaning <BR> <BR> Wednesday 7-15 ... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 23:17:27 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 7/5 - 7/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5964052 Because I have been caring for my mother after her appendectomy, I am way behind on blogging. I hope to catch up this week! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master. <BR> -Ernest Hemingway <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 7-5 <BR> 1775 calories <BR> 60 mins stationary bike; 70 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Monday 7-6 <BR> 1530 calories <BR> 55 mins stationary bike; 40 mins ballet <BR> ... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 23:12:11 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 6/28 - 7/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956648 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> I would rather die of passion than of boredom. <BR> -Vincent Van Gogh <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 6-28 <BR> 1555 calories <BR> 50 mins stationary bike; 45 mins cleaning <BR> <BR> Monday 6-29 <BR> 1275 calories <BR> 60 mins stationary bike; 70 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Tuesday 6-30 <BR> 1530 calories <BR> 60 mins stationary bike; 35 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Wednesday 7-1 <BR> 1400 calories <BR> 60 mins stationary bike <BR> ... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 22:56:48 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 6/28 - 7/4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5956647 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> I would rather die of passion than of boredom. <BR> -Vincent Van Gogh <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 6-28 <BR> 1555 calories <BR> 50 mins stationary bike; 45 mins cleaning <BR> <BR> Monday 6-29 <BR> 1275 calories <BR> 60 mins stationary bike; 70 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Tuesday 6-30 <BR> 1530 calories <BR> 60 mins stationary bike; 35 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Wednesday 7-1 <BR> 1400 calories <BR> 60 mins stationary bike <BR> ... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 22:56:48 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 6/21 - 6/27 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952512 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do. <BR> <BR> -Saint Pope John XXIII <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 6-21 <BR> 1450 calories <BR> 60 mins stationary bike; 60 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Monday 6-22 <BR> 1380 calories <BR> 85 mins stationa... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 01:56:05 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 6/14 - 6/20 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5948941 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> Always make a total effort, even when the odds are against you. <BR> -Arnold Palmer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 6-14 <BR> 1630 calories <BR> 55 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Monday 6-15 <BR> 1495 calories <BR> 50 mins stationary bike; 15 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Tuesday 6-16 <BR> 1440 calories <BR> 80 mins stationary bike; 70 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Wednesday 6-17 <BR> 1440 calories <BR> 30 mins walking; 50 mins stationar... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 01:36:59 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 6/7 - 6/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945835 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> Do not pray for tasks equal to your powers. Pray for powers equal to your tasks. <BR> -Phillips Brooks <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 6-7 <BR> 1460 calories <BR> 70 mins stationary bike; 60 mins cleaning <BR> <BR> Monday 6-8 <BR> 1435 calories <BR> 45 mins stationary bike; 30 mins cleaning <BR> <BR> Tuesday 6-9 <BR> 1545 calories <BR> 45 mins stationary bike; 75 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Wednesday 6-10 <BR> 1445 calories <... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 23:56:05 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 5/31 - 6/6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5942070 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful. <BR> -Albert Schweitzer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 5-31 <BR> 1500 calories <BR> 45 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Monday 6-1 <BR> 1480 calories <BR> 55 mins swimming; 50 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Tuesday 6-2 <BR> 1430 calories <BR> 70 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Wednesday 6-3 <BR> 1300 calories ... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 23:26:48 EST May Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5939874 May is my favorite month of the year! It's my birthday month and the beginning of nice weather and summer vacation. I fought hard this month, but mostly came out even. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> NUTRITION <BR> <BR> Nutrition wasn't consistent enough. I met my caloric goals of 1500 calories or less 14/31 days, or 45% accuracy. (It was 12/30 days, or 40% accuracy, in April). While I improved, I usually lose weight when I reach 75% accuracy or better. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> FITNESS <BR> <BR> Thi... Thu, 4 Jun 2015 21:45:15 EST Summer 2015 Reading Program: May Updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938110 Most of you know that I create my own summer reading program every year. This year my goal is to read 35 books by Labor Day. I am now ahead of schedule! <BR> <BR> <BR> MAY BOOKS <BR> <BR> 1. Daniel Deronda 5/5 It tells the story of a heroine who marries the wrong aristocrat, who turns out to be cold and very controlling. While the plot feels very familiar, this one is a standout. <BR> <BR> 2. Lady Chatterley's Lover 4.5/5 It was considered scandalous and borderline pornographic in its day... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 21:14:00 EST Weekly Wrap-Up: 5/24 - 5-30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5937512 QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> We do not need magic to change the world. We carry all the power we need inside ourselves already. <BR> -JK Rowling <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> WEEKLY EXERCISE AND NUTRITION <BR> Sunday 5-24 <BR> 1710 calories <BR> 65 mins stationary bike; 40 mins swimming <BR> <BR> Monday 5-25 <BR> 1500 calories <BR> 60 mins swimming; 45 mins stationary bike <BR> <BR> Tuesday 5-26 <BR> 2205 calories <BR> 65 mins walking; 55 mins stationary bike; 50 mins ballet <BR> <BR> Wedne... Sun, 31 May 2015 22:14:48 EST