QUIKSYLVER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=QUIKSYLVER QUIKSYLVER'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/ Freggie Fairy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4935810 The freggie fairy dropped by my house last night - literally. On Groupon, I bought deliveries of organic fruits and vegetables and the first delivery came overnight last night. It was sitting on my front step this morning like an ultra-healthy Easter basket. Yummy! <BR> <BR> Well, I tried to upload pix, but I don't know how on my iPad. Thu, 21 Jun 2012 08:07:59 EST No blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4935266 I've been terrible about blogging, mostly because my work computer won't let me add a blog to this website. I've been working out twice a day - elliptical at 5 a.m. and a workout at lunch, either yoga or walking or jogging. I've been eating pretty well. The scale has been s-l-o-w-l-y showing my progress. But my clothes feel like they're fitting better and my stomach looks smaller. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 20 Jun 2012 20:12:30 EST Mother-in-law woes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4886995 My m-I-l is visiting for a week. I think I'm going to go insane. Although I made up the spare bedroom, she is sleeping on my couch. No 5a.m. Workouts for me, because my elliptical is in the same room. She brought her new puppy that she has had for 4 months, but decided not to house-train until she came to visit us. I have come home from work twice now to dog poop on my floor. She doesn't even clean it up!!! She never asked if it would be convenient to visit, just told us when she was c... Fri, 18 May 2012 10:04:27 EST Good week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4866970 Burned over 4000 calories in exercise this week! Yoga, jogging, walking and elliptical. I am pretty proud of myself. I went out Thursday for a jog. Haven't really tried to jog since probably January. I jogged the whole three miles without walking. Not fast - 40 minutes. But I am still super proud of it! <BR> <BR> A bit over on calories in this week. Hoping the scale still says good things tomorrow morning. <em>52</em> I was looking for an emoticon of crossed fingers... <BR> <BR>... Fri, 4 May 2012 22:12:33 EST Hope I said the right thing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4667144 My family went to the gym today after church. I decided I was going to try and jog 3 miles. I haven't done that since...last summer, at least. So, I am running on the track and I pass this very large man who is walking laps. Each time I pass him, I keep thinking how impressed and inspired I am by him. He was making good time, for his size, and had a serious sweat on. I kept wondering what he was thinking. Was he proud of himself, or thinking that everyone was judging him? <BR> <BR> So... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 21:07:28 EST Breakfast! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4663530 Ouch, I haven't blogged since last September... <BR> <BR> I actually got up this morning and cooked a healthy breakfast. Here it is! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l238316255.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, what have we got? <BR> <BR> 1 grapefruit (my all-time-favorite winter fruit) - 74 calories <BR> 1 large hard boiled egg - 70 calories <BR> 3 slices of turkey bacon - 105 calories <BR> 1 slice of Sara Lee Multigrain bread - 45 calories <BR> A tiny little skiff of butt... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 08:52:45 EST Are you ready for some football?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4488343 ESPN 6 p.m. MST <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l587864918.jpg"> <BR> <BR> GO BRONCOS!!! Fri, 16 Sep 2011 13:33:57 EST YOGA! YOGA! YOGA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4481076 Which is totally different than TOGA! TOGA! TOGA! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I freaking LOVE yoga! I love how it makes me feel. I love how it makes me sweat. I love how it has the stretches built right in so I don't have to worry about stretching after I work out. I love that a woman at my work teaches to us for free on Mondays at noon. I freaking LOVE yoga! <BR> <BR> <em>413</em> <em>320</em> <em>404</em> <BR> <BR> I felt kinda blah this morning, but an hour after yoga, I feel <e... Mon, 12 Sep 2011 16:23:18 EST Bone marrow cancer - A request http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4434770 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l225024003.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My aunt Jan has bone marrow cancer. She has no insurance and cannot work because of the disease. She was holding yard sales, selling all her possessions to help pay for treatment. Her city has an ordinance that you cannot have more than 3 yard sales a month, and told her if she had any more yard sales, she would be fined up to $300, so she has had to discontinue the yard sales. <BR> <BR> My cousin started a Fac... Thu, 18 Aug 2011 12:53:59 EST Went to Wingers - YIKES! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4432965 Once a month, the administration of my work place go out to lunch. We rotate through who gets to pick where we eat. This month, someone picked Winger's. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l71194801.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've never been there before, so I diligently get online and check their menu and nutritional info. YIKES!!! <BR> <BR> That is one SCARY place to eat. Appetizers of 2100 calories. Burgers of 2500 calories. The highest meal had almost 3500 calories. I t... Wed, 17 Aug 2011 15:53:07 EST Had to put my cat down today... :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4428274 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l957066184.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had to put my cat, Coleman, down this morning. She was 11 years old. She was very sick and suffering and I know I did the right thing. I even thought I was good with it, until I got to the vet's office and had to hand her over. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I found her December 28, 1999. I was out on patrol, driving around at 2 a.m. I saw this collapsed tent on the side of the road. I stopped to check it out. T... Mon, 15 Aug 2011 12:45:54 EST 3 p.m. Smoke Break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4303303 No, I don't smoke. But several employees at my work place do. I figure if they go out for 4-5 cigarettes per day at 10 minutes per smoke break, that's 40-50 minutes each day they get for break that I don't. So I made a deal with my boss. I take my "3 p.m. smoke break." I walk around the block 2 to 5 times depending. One lap is .4 miles. Today I did 5 laps on my 3 p.m. smoke break for a total of 2 miles! Woot! <BR> <BR> This is the guy who was checking me out on my smoke break today. ... Thu, 16 Jun 2011 17:22:11 EST Step One of my weekend plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4291594 Saturday morning 8:09: <BR> <BR> Sitting here eating Coach Dean's Blue Oatmeal. <em>248</em> Healthy, yummy breakfast right out of the chute. Heading to an estate auction to see if we can score a riding lawnmower for our 2 acres of weeds and grass. Wish us luck!! Sat, 11 Jun 2011 10:10:41 EST The weekend is coming! The weekend is coming! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4290146 Weekends kill me. I don't exercise, I eat terribly. I hate the weekend. <BR> <BR> But this weekend, I have a plan. "If you fail to plan, you plan to fail," right? <BR> <BR> I am going to: <BR> <BR> Make healthy breakfasts! No <em>287</em> <BR> <BR> Exercise! I still haven't watched the finale of The Biggest Loser (don't tell me!!!). That will be about 90 minutes on the elliptical. I also need to get some yard work and house work done. <BR> <BR> Eat healthy lunch. I have spinac... Fri, 10 Jun 2011 13:28:25 EST Age is nothing but a number http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4287523 This is amazing!! <BR> <BR> <link>vitality.yahoo.com/video-second-act-<BR>ernestine-shepherd-25498999 </link> Thu, 9 Jun 2011 10:44:17 EST Mmmm, pears! (pix) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4285407 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l700863928.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l742367533.jpg"> <BR> Dontcha love it when the pears you pick at the store are perfect? Not too hard, not too smushy, with great pear-y flavor? And, I LOVE seeing my son eat healthy!!! <em>224</em> Wed, 8 Jun 2011 11:32:56 EST More pix from China http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4272129 We visited the Forbidden City, the residence of the emperors. It was AMAZING! It was so huge and the architecture was <em>345</em> ! Tack on another 3'ish hours of exercise walking around that place. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l708813757.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l75040016.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l180241667.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l397648872.jpg"> <img src="http... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 10:01:29 EST Yoga on the Great Wall of China http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4270735 So, I promised my yoga teacher I would do a Yoga pose on the Great Wall of China while I was there. What I didn't count on was the millions upon millions of steep stairs we had to climb (OK, maybe not that many, but it sure felt like it). My legs were so shaky that when I tried the pose, I thought I might fall down the mountain. Climbing the Great Wall is a GREAT workout!! (Don't knock my yoga form too bad. I've only been practicing for a few months, once a week.) <BR> <BR> <img src="h... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 18:23:44 EST Good reminder article http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4235953 <link>health.yahoo.net/articles/weight-los<BR>s/6-ways-win-weight-battle </link> Mon, 16 May 2011 11:00:07 EST Haven't blogged in couple weeks. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4235915 Things have been so busy. DS turned 7, celebrated Mother's Day (with DH buying me a new-to-me car! <em>244</em> ) Sold my old car <em>224</em> . Gearing up to go to China <em>752</em> . Digging holes for 6 new trees I ordered to replace the huge one that blew down last summer. Oh, and work and homework and housework... <BR> <BR> Trying to keep on the exercise, but the eating's been atrocious. Just going to worry about today, and try to do well for TODAY. <BR> <BR> Oh, and the new c... Mon, 16 May 2011 10:48:28 EST Easter weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4189953 UGH...too much good food, not enough exercise. Certainly had fun and didn't eat any chocolate bunnies. But cupcakes and homemade bread and deviled eggs, and, and, and.... <BR> <BR> Back at it today - Yoga and 1200 calories mapped out. <BR> <BR> I bought The Spark. I am hoping that reading it will give me the jumpstart I need. <BR> <BR> <em>449</em> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 17:07:03 EST Good article http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4179214 Ran across this article cruising around SP today. I really need to implement all of these suggestions to help with my food consumption. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=1386 </link> Wed, 20 Apr 2011 12:20:16 EST 50 things about me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4177440 1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE? <BR> My middle name is after my grandpa - good thing it's unisex! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> 2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED? <BR> Can't actually remember - probably during a fight with DH. We don't do that very often, thankfully. <BR> <BR> 3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING? <BR> Yes <BR> <BR> 4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT? <BR> Sara Lee Chicken Breast <BR> <BR> 5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? <BR> One DS <BR> <BR> 6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON WOULD YOU BE ... Tue, 19 Apr 2011 17:48:41 EST When will this stick?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4158660 I'm sick of doing well for 6-8 pounds, then putting them all right back on. I'm sick of exercising every day, just to ruin it all with Ben and Jerry's, chocolate, chips, whatever! I'm sick of this! And grouchy, if you haven't noticed. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> I am not looking for solutions. Those of you tempted to give advice, please don't. I'm too grouchy for that right now. It'll just tick me off. I'm just blogging to blow off steam. For those of you who have read "Men are from Mar... Mon, 11 Apr 2011 16:52:43 EST Stressed and worried http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4148877 I posted a blog a few months ago about my step-daughter. We believe she is using meth. She's been "engaged" off and on and off and on again to a user and abuser. She went to southern California (from Idaho) with him. Apparently, while down there, they broke up again, and he just left her there. We have no idea where she is. Or even, to be honest, if the story is true. She hasn't contacted us, just her grandma, asking for money. So it's possible it's just a story so she can get drug mo... Thu, 7 Apr 2011 09:48:29 EST Today is my 3 year Sparkaversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4141782 <em>505</em> And I'm still trying to figure this all out. I'm 187.8 pounds today. I was 196 when I started SP. But, it is all still worth it. I've had ups and downs but I know eventually I will master this. <BR> <BR> I'm trying, as we speak, to not go buy a cheeseburger and tater tots for lunch. What I brought for lunch doesn't sound good. I need to make the healthiest choice I can, RIGHT NOW! Maybe that choice is Subway, for today. It obviously is not the cheeseburger and tater ... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 15:07:37 EST The Mohawk (pic) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4135692 So, DS wanted a mohawk. I figured, whatever, it's hair. It'll grow back. My sister is a cosmotologist, so we went to get haircuts and DS gets his mohawk. And, OMGosh! It is soo cute! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l422283946.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l653869724.jpg"> <BR> It's hard to look tough with a milk moustache! Fri, 1 Apr 2011 23:26:36 EST Mommy Son date night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4134821 I'm leaving work early. DS and I are going to go get haircuts. DS says he wants a mohawk. Whatever, it'll grow back, right? Maybe I'll post before and after pics. Then we're going to dinner, and to see the movie Hop that comes out today. DH has to work. He doesn't want to see Hop anyway, so he's not upset. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l73391769.jpg"> Fri, 1 Apr 2011 15:24:03 EST Check the garbage can! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4132344 I was just noticing how different my garbage can looks when I am eating right. Instead of wrappers and cans, there are peels and shells. I didn't realize how much less garbage is produced when you eat right. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> My work may be starting an agency wide Biggest Loser competition with real prizes. One of the prizes is a white-water rafting trip. I have always wanted to go white-water rafting. I am so IN on this!!! <em>185</em> <em>205</em> Thu, 31 Mar 2011 17:21:12 EST Nothing much going on. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4113458 Homework to do, and DS to run to Royal Rangers (our church's version of Cub Scouts.) Everything's floating right along. <BR> <BR> Oh, EXCEPT....my best friend has a brain tumor and has to have surgery in San Fran in 2 weeks. So if you're the praying kind, pray for Scott. <em>304</em> Wed, 23 Mar 2011 18:50:11 EST Thinking about eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4107209 All I can think about this morning is food. I ate my protein and my banana already. If I dip into the afternoon snacks, I won't have anything left later, and then I'll go scrounging which always ends up bad. <BR> I'm not really hungry. My stomach isn't growling. I just keep thinking I want to eat something. Of course, the something I want to eat isn't anything healthy. <em>246</em> The other thought that keeps running through my head is "I could walk over to the coffee shack and get... Mon, 21 Mar 2011 11:59:23 EST My summer motivation (pic) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4099804 This is my motivation to get ready for summer! Isn't it cute!?! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l141415444.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If only the abs came with it. <em>246</em> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 22:51:38 EST Pretty darn good day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4099613 1525 calories in - only over on sodium by 82 (which is HUGE! I never get that close!) <BR> <BR> 796 calories out - 1 hour on the elliptical watching The Biggest Loser. <BR> <BR> The goal? To replicate it tomorrow! <em>244</em> Thu, 17 Mar 2011 21:33:46 EST "People are not resistant to change. They are resistant to loss." http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4054823 I came across this quote while reading a manual for work. Boy, does that one make me think. Not only for work related things, but personal and weight loss as well. <BR> <BR> Why am I resistant to changing my lifestyle? Because honestly, I don't want to lose being lazy and eating junk. Truly. Sitting on the couch all day with a good book or two, and mounds of junk food - HEAVEN! I don't want to lose that. <BR> <BR> What are you resistant to losing in this journey? Mon, 28 Feb 2011 15:30:55 EST Weigh In Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4049170 187 this morning! I'll take it. It should be higher, the way I've been eating the last two weeks. <em>29</em> <BR> <BR> I talked about re-committing in my last blog, but didn't do it. <em>39</em> So, now's the time. <em>249</em> I had Coach Dean's blue oatmeal for breakfast, which is always good. I have to go to a study group at 11, and I suspect there will be food. No idea what. I'll take a protein bar and plan to grab a sandwich at Subway after. Hopefully that will keep me ... Sat, 26 Feb 2011 11:04:39 EST RE-COMMIT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4038506 It is time for me to re-commit. I went crazy over the three day weekend and gained back 1.5 pounds. I'm going to re-commit now, before it gets worse. Back to tracking all my food. Back to doing my exercise. Back to NO chocolate!!! There seems to be a major trigger there. <em>493</em> <em>18</em> <BR> <BR> I've logged all my food for today 1482 calories - perfect. <BR> <BR> I'm going at lunch for some INSANITY - bring it, Shawn T! I am ready! <BR> <BR> Got to catch this thing... Tue, 22 Feb 2011 13:19:39 EST THREE-DAY WEEKEND!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4028319 I <em>26</em> working for the government! President's Day Monday makes for a three-day weekend!!! <em>244</em> Then the weekend after that is a FIVE day weekend, cuz I took a mini-vacation! I told my boss I needed time off for "birthday, burn-out, and bowling tournament." <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> If you're from my Bowling for Weight Loss team, I am bowling a High-5 tournament in a town about 2 hours from home. My sister and I both made the High 5 team, so it's going to be a siste... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 15:31:34 EST Survived Valentine's. What's next?!? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4020164 Well, I survived Valentine's. I did eat a piece of cake and some AMAZING caramel and chocolate covered pretzel rods. But, I am now back on track - until next time. <em>246</em> "Next time" will probably be my birthday coming up in a couple of weeks. I don't have any plans yet, but historically it has included a piece of cheesecake from The Cheesecake Factory. Try to fit a 800 calorie piece of cheesecake in your daily totals! <em>246</em> We'll see. <BR> <BR> Doing great on the ex... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 15:46:30 EST Train up a hubby in the way he should go..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4017563 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l265938356.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Two years in a row now. I'm getting him trained! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Valentine's Day, everyone! <em>26</em> Mon, 14 Feb 2011 17:14:20 EST I'm munchy. Not hungry! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4010065 I'm trying to keep telling myself this, so I don't go off in search of food. I am not hungry. My stomach is not growling. I don't feel weak, faint or light headed in the least. I just ate my lunch a half hour ago. <BR> <BR> <em>28</em> I AM NOT HUNGRY!!!! <em>28</em> <BR> <BR> So, here I am, trying to distract myself. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I have the entire house to myself tonight. DS is spending the night at the grandparents, cuz I have school in the morning. DH has to work.... Fri, 11 Feb 2011 15:58:39 EST Stop negative thinking.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4006558 Have you read this SParticle? Really good! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=614 </link> Thu, 10 Feb 2011 11:05:58 EST What an awful day!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4001880 I have a major headache. <BR> <BR> Sat through a 2+ hour meeting where we hashed out our new "digital timesheets." After asking questions forever of the IT people putting together the time sheets, they leave. Then the Auditing people proceed to tell us not to worry about the time sheets IT is putting together, because they are going to buy a new software that comes with time sheets. <em>28</em> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Waste of my time in the meeting. Waste of IT's time making these n... Tue, 8 Feb 2011 18:08:01 EST Happy Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3998717 Totally blogging for points here. <BR> <BR> Still doing pretty well. A little off track eating this weekend, between UFC Saturday night and Super Bowl on Sunday. But it definitely could have been worse. <BR> <BR> Got a quick elliptical work out in on Saturday, and logged some housecleaning on Sunday. I also snuck in an extra Elliptical work out this morning, and yoga at lunch. At 580 calories so far today..... <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Dinner is anyone's guess, since I eat whatever is br... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 17:10:24 EST Feelin' puny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3990236 I have a major sinus headache. I stayed home sick yesterday, and don't want to be at work today. But I have some meetings I can't miss so here I am. No exercise yesterday. Just sleep. Lots of sleep. <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> I tried to drink plenty of OJ (I HATE drinking my calories, but I made myself do it) <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> My mom gave me some "Umcka" to take. Anyone heard of this stuff? It's a South African root that is supposed to reduce sick time and symptoms. It is ... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 13:30:54 EST Insanity and AbRipperX http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3984545 Who is insane enough to do both of those in one "sitting?" This girl. <em>213</em> I couldn't get all the way through the AbRipperX. My abs literally gave out and refused to move my body. Which I guess is a good thing.... <BR> <BR> I am going to be sore tomorrow! Wed, 2 Feb 2011 16:09:02 EST Ten Sinister Sources of Salt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3979904 (stolen from Men's Health magazine) <BR> <BR> Is your sodium levels always too high? Mine are. This article was very interesting. But since I don't normally eat most of the foods listed, I'm going to have to keep working on my sodium intake. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> <link>eatthis.menshealth.com/slideshow/10-<BR>biggest-sources-salt#sharetagsfocus </link> Tue, 1 Feb 2011 09:40:51 EST Monday, Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3977719 I am so ready to ROCK this week! I feel great. I just got done with my Monday yoga class that I've been doing for four or five weeks now. The tension I used to carry between my shoulder blades is GONE! <em>104</em> I've been dealing with that for years! I love yoga!!! <em>406</em> <em>404</em> <em>402</em> <em>401</em> I'm still a beginner, and can't do half the poses, but I still love it! <BR> <BR> I did not eat well this weekend. But I am not letting it drag me down. I am ... Mon, 31 Jan 2011 15:34:57 EST In January, I've lost...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3969064 SIX POUNDS!!! <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Official weigh-in is tomorrow morning. Hopefully the scale will say the same thing it did this morning. I've lost 2.6 pounds this week!!! Happy dance!!! <BR> <BR> After gaining .6 last week, I was pretty bummed. I actually lost an inch on my waist and should have been happy. I even told everyone I was happy over the inch, and not worried about the weight. But....I was lying. I was disappointed. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR>... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:43:46 EST Happy Anniversary to me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3963136 13 years married to the bestest hubby ever! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l879199637.jpg"> <BR> I've posted this picture before, but I couldn't find a newer one with both of us in it. <BR> <BR> We're doing the dinner and a movie thing. But dinner is at Tucano's, this Brazilian BBQ place that is <em>345</em> ! And then we're going to see The Fighter. That will be the first non-kid movie I've seen since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull came ... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 14:24:51 EST The worst sandwiches in America http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3959223 <link>health.yahoo.net/experts/eatthis/wor<BR>st-sandwiches-america </link> <BR> <BR> Be careful out there, folks! <em>211</em> Tue, 25 Jan 2011 11:11:50 EST