PROUD-GRANDMA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PROUD%2DGRANDMA PROUD-GRANDMA'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/ 6/30/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728892 I'm back & determined. Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:52:40 EST 5/1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685281 32 days! Thu, 1 May 2014 21:44:36 EST 4/29/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682965 Yesterday was day 29. Today will be day 30! I also managed to get in my first Zumba class yesterday after work. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 08:21:41 EST 4/27/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682035 28 days in a row & going strong! Mon, 28 Apr 2014 01:04:25 EST 4/13/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671127 14 days in a row. Sun, 13 Apr 2014 11:46:42 EST 4/12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670507 13 days in a row! Sleeping in felt fantastic! Sat, 12 Apr 2014 13:04:20 EST 4/11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669629 12 days in a row! I'm looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Have a fantastic day everyone! Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:29:17 EST 4/10/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668800 11 days in a row! <BR> <BR> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:23:06 EST 4/9/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667998 10 days in a row! Wed, 9 Apr 2014 08:13:52 EST 4/8/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667155 Keeping the streak going! 9 days in a row! Tue, 8 Apr 2014 08:26:06 EST 4/6/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665612 7 days in a row! Sun, 6 Apr 2014 10:58:49 EST 4/5/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664969 6 days in a row! Sat, 5 Apr 2014 11:16:36 EST 4/4/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664087 I've got 5 days in a row with getting in all green on my Fitbit. Calories in vs. Out is the hardest. I have to get in a minimum of 10 miles to get that badge. Fri, 4 Apr 2014 08:22:49 EST 3/22/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663357 I finished my first 15k in 2hrs 10 minutes. My fitbit gave me 40 stairs due to all this hills! Thu, 3 Apr 2014 10:17:58 EST 3/28/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658397 Today is upper body strength training. I got in 6 miles yesterday & signed up for a 5k on May 10th. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:22:29 EST 3/25/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655993 The months are flying by. Today is cardio. It feels great to be back on track! Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:41:58 EST 3/24/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655785 We just finished 10 flights of stairs & upper body strength training! I'll sleep good tonight! Mon, 24 Mar 2014 23:08:39 EST 3/22/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654067 I finished my 1st 15k in 2 hours 10 minutes! I'm already feeling it! However, it's worth it. My son Steven joined us too! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Sat, 22 Mar 2014 17:53:22 EST 3/21/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653020 TGIF! I'm nervous about tomorrow's 15k. Wish me luck. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:48:49 EST 3/19/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651361 Today is upper body strength training. I'm still recuperating from staying up until midnight helping my son put in floors at his place. It kicked my butt. It was a family effort and it turned out beautiful. Wed, 19 Mar 2014 08:27:34 EST 3/13/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647334 Yesterday I got in my upper body strength training and today I just got back from running at the track. I'm ready for Friday! Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:00:14 EST 3/11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645227 Today is cardio. Have a fantastc day everyone!! Tue, 11 Mar 2014 10:03:20 EST Earthquake and Spring Forward Leads to Limited Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644931 We had an earthquake at 10:00 last night.. It was rough going to sleep worried about another Tsunami. Then, waking up a hour early for work. I'll sleep good tonight. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:25:36 EST 3/10/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644221 I got in 10 miles Saturday, lower body strength training yesterday, and I'm going to do upper body strength training today after work. <BR> <BR> My weight has been steadily going up. I'm up 30 pounds since December. This has happened before when my Thyroid medication needed adjusting. My next blood work up is in July. I'm hoping by adding the running & strength training it will help. My arms and shoulders are going numb at night where it wakes me up. I've changed taking my aspirin at night ... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 08:19:15 EST 3/8/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643029 Heading to the track to train for our upcoming 15k. Wish me luck. This could take all day! Sat, 8 Mar 2014 16:45:13 EST 3/7/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642018 Today after work is strength training. Hopefully, we will make it to the track too. Fri, 7 Mar 2014 09:43:10 EST 3/6/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641159 Today's challenge is to add bursts of 60 second intense workout to my cardio. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! Thu, 6 Mar 2014 09:03:15 EST 3/5/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640177 I got in 6 miles yesterday. Today is strength training after work. I'm getting stronger! <BR> <BR> Wed, 5 Mar 2014 08:26:40 EST 3/4/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639294 Yesterday we changed up our strength training routine and I'm feeling it this morning. Today is cardio day. <BR> <BR> We got this! Have a fantastic day everyone! Tue, 4 Mar 2014 08:49:36 EST 3/3/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638432 Yesterday was my down day and I relaxed with family. <BR> <BR> Today is strength training and Bill's 1st day back at work. Mon, 3 Mar 2014 10:17:35 EST 3/2/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637519 I did 10 flights of stairs and 8 miles yesterday. Not quite the 15k but I managed a 10k! The weather turned out fantastic. Taxes are done! We wrapped up the evening with a barbecue at Steven & Natasha's place. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day everyone! Sun, 2 Mar 2014 09:56:57 EST 3/1/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636745 It's still dark outside. I'm listening to my husband sleep & relaxing before the day starts. We planned a trial 15k depending on the weather, then getting together with a couple of out of state friends for lunch, then the accountant in the evening to finish up the taxes. <BR> <BR> The months are flying by! Enjoy your day everyone! Sat, 1 Mar 2014 09:28:22 EST 2/28/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635854 Yesterday, Amber & I met at Natasha's and did the video walk away the pounds for 3 miles since it was pouring rain outside. It's a nice way of changing things up. We are signing up for a local 15k walk/run through the old growth redwoods. Sounds amazing to me. I hope the weather clears up so we can do a trial run this weekend. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day everyone! Fri, 28 Feb 2014 08:18:12 EST 2/27/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635133 I was tired yesterday, however I managed to get in 5 miles and 10 fights of stairs then went to bed early. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 10:15:02 EST 2/25/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634089 I got in 12 miles and strength training yesterday and feeling it but in a good way. I'm feeling my energy coming back. <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your continued support. You mean the world to me! Wed, 26 Feb 2014 08:19:11 EST 2/24/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633768 We got in strength training and stairs. Bill is home from the sleep study. Life is good! Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:16:24 EST 2/23/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631887 I spent the afternoon throwing the football and looking for agates at the beach with all 4 children and 5 grandchildren. My slice of heaven! Sun, 23 Feb 2014 19:25:02 EST 2/22/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631206 My granddaughter Hannah spent the night last night. First thing this morning I met with Steven, Natasha, Amber, Travis and Baylie at the track to get our stairs and steps in. Then we went to Melissa's 30th birthday party at the bowling alley. It was fun! Now, I'm home getting the rest of my steps in on my mini trampoline. Life is good! Sat, 22 Feb 2014 22:30:04 EST 2/21/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629880 Bill will have a sleep study Monday night. He was released to go back to work on 3/3/14. We are moving forward! Woo Hoo! <BR> <BR> I got in 8 miles yesterday. Tonight I'm meeting an out of state friend for dinner after work. Then plan on Strength training this evening. I'm looking forward to sleeping in tomorrow morning! <BR> <BR> Have an awesome day everyone! We got this! Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:22:36 EST 2/20/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629001 Today is a busy schedule for work. I will get off early to go with Bill to his follow up Dr visit. Yesterday, his voice was changing again. He's doing so much better though and his color looks good. <BR> <BR> Amber, Natasha & I got in strength training and 10 flights of stairs in yesterday. We are on a roll! Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:43:54 EST 2/19/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628082 I came home from yesterday and fell asleep. I'll call it my rest day. <BR> <BR> Today is strength training. The girls are coming over after work. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 08:20:08 EST 2/18/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627130 Last night, 3 big dogs came up to my front porch and killed my cat who was napping in her cat house. I didn't sleep well last night. I wish people would make sure their dogs aren't running loose. My grand children were outsie minutes before it happened. Tue, 18 Feb 2014 08:31:47 EST 2/17/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626938 I got in my strength training with Amber & Natasha. Then managed getting in 7miles. <BR> <BR> Bill goes back to the doctor on tbe 20th. His Strep is doing better. Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:43:31 EST 2/16/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625453 Natasha & Amber came over and motivated me to get in strength training as well as cardio yesterday. I'm feeling it today! Sun, 16 Feb 2014 10:51:42 EST 2/14/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623841 Happy Valentines Day! Enjoy. <BR> <BR> The girls did a skit at school for grandparents day yesterday. It was precious. I'll try to figure out how to get pics. Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:25:27 EST 2/13/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623015 Running late. I'll cattch up with you later. <BR> <BR> Enjoy your day! Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:23:13 EST 2/12/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622036 Bill's Dr called me yesterday. The swab came back positive for Strep. If he doesn't show improvement by this afternoon, we will get a stronger antibiotic. The bills are coming in. Between 2 ground ambulance, 1 air ambulance, 2 hospitals and all the specialty physicians, the amount insurance didn't cover is overwhelming. I was letting the fear cripple me. I didn't want to leave his side and go to work yesterday. He didn't have a temperature. His oxygen level was in the low range. He has ox... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 08:42:28 EST 2/11/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621102 A quick note as I'm getting ready for work. Bill had a good night. He slept well. I think we got him on antibiotics quick enough to nip whatever this is in the bud. The Dr did a swab. They will now in 3 days or so. In the mean time he slept 8 hours after we go home from the Dr appointment and woke up hungry which is a good sign. Keep Natasha in your prayers. She isn't feeling well. This flu season is ugly. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 08:46:40 EST 2/10/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620901 I took off work today. Bill had a rough night. We think it's Strep again. His immune system is so fragile. He's back on antibiotics. I'm getting my workout in this evening. Mon, 10 Feb 2014 23:24:20 EST 2/9/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5619844 My daughter Amber & granddaughter Hannah came by and we all walked the track & got in 10 flights of stairs before it startied pouring down rain again. I got plenty of rest in and ready for the work week. I plan on working at least 6 more years before retiring. Sun, 9 Feb 2014 22:15:41 EST