RAINTHIEF's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RAINTHIEF RAINTHIEF'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/ 1 Week Strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6339848 It's been a while, and consistency has been a struggle. But I've completed a week of regular 30min exercise sessions and am a few days into my 2nd. I'm starting small instead of jumping in and wearing myself out. I've been cycling, doing pilates, and keeping up with my physical therapy. I'm starting low to no impact until my legs strengthen and can take some of the weight and strain off my arches. I'm being mindful about food, but not tracker yet. I want to get a routine going for exercise fi... Mon, 27 Mar 2017 18:51:05 EST Restarting Simple http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276212 I've tried numerous times to replicate what I did in 2009 when I first lost weight with SP. Since then, my life and routine have changed. It's no wonder I can't maintain consistency, so it only makes sense to adapt the plan as I have adapted to life's changes. <BR> <BR> I used to make a fun and colorful exercise calendar showing the different exercises scheduled b day, but as things change daily, I would be thrown off the plan and then give up halfway after seeing all I missed or moved arou... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 13:50:27 EST I am in shape... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072167 ...and apparently Avocado is the shape. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ba6e8754-e26a-49d5-a742-1e5a4c642b5f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Best get running to be a lighter avocado. <BR> <BR> <BR> Waist-to-Hip Ratio Calculator <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/calcula<BR>tor_waist.asp </link> Sun, 17 Jan 2016 21:33:01 EST A Lone 2015 Entry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6051434 Why, hello, SP... been a while. Doh. <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> Ok, so I've been horrible at blogging at all this year, but I consistently log in, have sporadically tracked food, and consistently track exercise... when I do it. <BR> <BR> It's been a rough year; extreme stressors, family medical issues, my medical issues, etc. I'm hoping to leave 2015 behind and get myself straight in 2016. I know what I need to do; I've done it before. I need to make it happen. <BR> <BR> In short, my ph... Tue, 22 Dec 2015 23:08:08 EST SP Plan Set For Next Month! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728023 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l392308050.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yay! I'm sooo ready to get back on track. It's been a long time coming! <BR> <BR> I made my little fitness calendar - I have scheduled my physical therapy stretches, pilates, cardio, and strength training. I like to color code the types for easy tracking. I recommend using printfree.com for nice and free printable calendars. I like using them for fitness planning. <BR> <BR> So excited! I'm going to try out my n... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 22:45:18 EST Doggie Dash 5k! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648731 Felt great to be out there again! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1153651502.jpg"> Sat, 15 Mar 2014 22:14:05 EST That is the actual plan... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607523 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1941792265.jpg"> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 19:46:46 EST Ready to Rock...Inside http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605497 I'm finally getting over being sick (hooray) and am soooo ready to be able to move about and get my exercise on. It's cold out and I'm feeling wimpy (cold air is harsh on the lungs, especially after being sick), so I'm going to stick to indoor exercise for now: pilates, yoga, and circuits. <BR> <BR> They are actually saying there is a smidgen of a chance that we'll see a dusting of snow here Tuesday night/Wednesday morning. I don't think they even sell snow shovels or ice scrapers down here... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 17:44:58 EST Kicking It Off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582620 SP fitness tests: complete! <BR> Holiday cold: over it! <BR> <BR> So, come tomorrow I'll be ready to kick off my 4 week SP boot camp! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>252</em> Sun, 5 Jan 2014 06:00:02 EST The plan! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560276 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1415851937.jpg"> Mon, 9 Dec 2013 07:40:27 EST Getting back to it! 1-miler race complete! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505125 12:30 mile. Shaved off some time. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1058989618.jpg"> Sat, 5 Oct 2013 11:05:39 EST 30DS Rotation Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457109 1 30DS Level 1 **DONE!** <BR> 2 30DS Level 1 **DONE!** <BR> 3 No More Trouble Zones **DONE!** <BR> 4 30DS Level 1 **DONE!** <BR> 5 Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism <BR> 6 Quick Trouble Zones (no floor work) <BR> 7 REST <BR> <BR> 8 30DS Level 1 <BR> 9 30DS Level 2 <BR> 10 Quick Trouble Zones (no floor work) <BR> 11 30DS Level 2 <BR> 12 Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism <BR> 13 No More Trouble Zones <BR> 14 REST <BR> <BR> 15 30DS Level 1 <BR> 16 30DS Level 2 <BR> 17 No More Tro... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 11:17:06 EST Starting 30DS Rotation Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5454343 <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> 1 30DS Level 1 = done! <BR> 2 30DS Level 1 <BR> 3 No More Trouble Zones <BR> 4 30DS Level 1 <BR> 5 Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism <BR> 6 Quick Trouble Zones (no floor work) <BR> 7 REST <BR> <BR> 8 30DS Level 1 <BR> 9 30DS Level 2 <BR> 10 Quick Trouble Zones (no floor work) <BR> 11 30DS Level 2 <BR> 12 Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism <BR> 13 No More Trouble Zones <BR> 14 REST <BR> <BR> 15 30DS Level 1 <BR> 16 30DS Level 2 <BR> 17 No More Trouble Zones <BR> 18 30DS Leve... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 19:45:18 EST Trust http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427943 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l614585159.jpg"> Sun, 21 Jul 2013 05:25:46 EST Boot Camp Home Stretch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423666 Almost through the SP Summer Boot Camp! Haven't missed a day yet, and for days I fell short on minutes, I made it up the next day. <BR> <BR> Whew... regardless of weight loss, and there's been a small bit, I feel stronger and better, it's easier to move around, and I have nailed consistency. That was my goal for this little project. I'm ready to kick off my next project next weekend - more than likely will be the 30 Day Shred rotation. <BR> <BR> Woo!! <BR> <em>224</em> <em>381</em> ... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 00:17:30 EST Good late night snack: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420405 This plus a wee bit of salsa: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2083808770.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Seriously - try it. <BR> <em>4</em> Sun, 14 Jul 2013 03:35:37 EST Mid-Steroid Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419118 I have to say that it will be bittersweet when I come off these Prednisone steroid pills. Those that know my OCD, planning, organizing, and crazy self: basically picture that x100 + the effects of Adderall and speed (I'm all over the place, energetic yet exhausted, crazy productive, frazzled/shaky, nauseous, continuous panic attacks (big and small), and absolute insomnia). That's essentially been my week. And really, I'm not sure I would have made it through this week without that little unex... Fri, 12 Jul 2013 17:43:03 EST On steroids next few days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414607 The doctor put me on steroids for the next few days to take care of my itchy-scratchiness. She has no clue what I did or what it is. Just an allergy of some sort. <BR> <BR> She said the pills will make me jittery, moody, and increase my appetite. My husband said this will be no different from usual. <BR> <BR> He is now in trouble and making me dinner. <BR> <em>20</em> Mon, 8 Jul 2013 16:56:28 EST Boot Campin' It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411772 So far so good, Sparkers!! I finished Week 2 Day 5 today, and I haven't missed a day yet. Woo!! <BR> <BR> Now... to get those calories under control. Especially the night snacking. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>312</em> Fri, 5 Jul 2013 19:05:20 EST Yes - You shall hear all about it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404933 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l353271507.jpg"> Fri, 28 Jun 2013 20:41:31 EST Kicking off the SP Boot Camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400649 Let's roll!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Favorite part of my body today: <BR> Eh... I guess I will go with my lower arms. lol <BR> <BR> What my scale currently says to me: <BR> Get moving! We’re almost in the 180s!! <BR> <BR> Current wish/desire: <BR> To not be tired all the time <BR> <BR> What I said no to: <BR> Skittles and Starbucks <BR> <BR> Favorite current snack: <BR> Apples <BR> Mon, 24 Jun 2013 21:24:46 EST Serving Size Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5360345 http://www.buzzfeed.com/andrewgauthier/ser<BR>ving-sizes-vs-what-everyone-really-eats Sat, 18 May 2013 15:52:24 EST Maybe I'll work my way up to an actually Triathlon? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5337298 I am toying with the future idea of participating in a triathlon, as I have been inspired by my co-worker's son who did one this past weekend. Wicked awesome! I've never done one before. Would be nice if I could run under the youth requirements though. For adults, it's usually swim 1/4 mile, bike 16 miles, and run a 5k. It'll take me a bit to train .... but I think I could do that... Sat, 27 Apr 2013 12:35:05 EST Today's "Triathlon" Workouts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335746 I went kinda nuts today, but in a good way. <BR> <BR> After work, I jogged my lap around the pond. When my shins hurt too much, I pulled my bike out of the car and cycled 4 miles. THEN... it was time for my Zumba class. BOO-YAH! <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 21:52:04 EST Little in the middle, but she got much back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5334672 "You can do side bends or sit-ups, but please don't lose that butt." <BR> <BR> Strength training 30min = done! Wed, 24 Apr 2013 22:11:24 EST What happened? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332275 I'm trying to figure out where the last several weeks went. After the success of my 5k in March, something happened. I think I was thrown off by the usual - work, going out, temptations, excuses, and inconsistencies. I didn't get away with it either: I gained. Went from 183 and went over 190. Not cool. So close to 170-ville. <BR> <BR> So... I'm back at it. While I have been eating good (here and there, and I do mean here and there), and doing Zumba, I haven't been consistent with either. I h... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 21:56:38 EST Great Song for Zumba http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5321757 Our instructor had us do a routine to this song this morning - LOVE! <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCC-pziyN<BR>Bc <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 11:45:54 EST Zumba'd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5311960 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l42624610.jpg"> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 21:53:13 EST We should count like this: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307997 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l810254014.jpg"> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 20:02:35 EST Zumba! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5303709 Had a blast - you should try it!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1304329895.jpg"> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 21:32:37 EST 30min Yoga done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5301304 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l186482395.jpg"> Tue, 26 Mar 2013 21:29:24 EST 23 Insane Things You Should Know About Snack Foods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296792 http://www.buzzfeed.com/rachelysanders/23-<BR>insane-things-you-should-know-about-sn<BR>ack-foods <BR> <BR> Ick. Someone hand me an apple. Sat, 23 Mar 2013 00:26:37 EST Tried a New Jillian Video http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5296644 Banish Fat, Boost Metabolism - Jillian Michaels <BR> <BR> Rented the DVD from the library - holy crap. Kicked my butt - I LOVE IT AND MUST BUY IT. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> It's definitely not low impact with all the jumping, but I'll get better at it. It definitely focuses on my butt and upper legs, which have been needing a harder workout (as I discovered after my 5k with all the soreness). I think this video will be a great cardio alternative. Yay! New video! Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:40:53 EST The Daily Battle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5291549 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1090671409.jpg"> Mon, 18 Mar 2013 19:54:21 EST 5k Success!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5289052 Finished my first 5k in 13 years and about 60 pounds ago. Goal 1 met. <BR> <BR> Finished a 5k in less than 45 minutes. Goal 2 met. <BR> <BR> Finished a 5k without walking or stopping, not even once. Goal 3 met. <BR> <BR> (Note: this is the FIRST time I have done this. Not even in high school when I ran cross country was I able to run a race without stopping.) <BR> <BR> Ehm.... <BR> <BR> Agh!!!! WOOOO!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> That was awesome! All behold my awesome stumble and flail!! <BR> <BR>... Sat, 16 Mar 2013 18:40:06 EST A Sad Little Run, But Still A Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5285587 Just completed a 0.85 mile run in mission "A Regular Meds Run" of Zombies, Run!: collected 6 supplies <BR> <BR> Oh, I think I'm going to die in this weekend's 5k... Of course, the tacos I had for lunch probably played a part in today's sad little run. <BR> <BR> I shall earn my 5k shirt on Saturday. No wimping out. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 18:04:31 EST We all have those days... or couple of days... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5283013 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1872133772.jpg"> Mon, 11 Mar 2013 20:22:06 EST Still lapping people on the couch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277827 Just completed a 0.81 mile run in mission "A Regular Meds Run" of Zombies, Run!: collected 4 supplies <BR> <BR> Short fatigued run. But a run is better than no run. Will make Saturday's run better!! <BR> <BR> <em>186</em> Thu, 7 Mar 2013 18:50:58 EST My 2nd Cycle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276335 Completed a bike ride with RunKeeper. <BR> <BR> Yup. Need padded bike seat. Ow... me bum... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l597294792.jpg"> Wed, 6 Mar 2013 18:21:40 EST Rest Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5275100 My eyes were dilated today, so I decide it best to not go run or bike out in the sun. Since I'm sore from yoga last night, I decided to make today my rest day and move my scheduled workout to Friday. I also had a salad for a snack. Still rockin'! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1927249545.jpg"> Tue, 5 Mar 2013 22:35:10 EST Yoga done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273422 Yeah. It's almost 10pm, but I did it anyway! <BR> <BR> 30min P90x Yoga done! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l970548790.jpg"> Mon, 4 Mar 2013 21:44:25 EST First bike ride since 2004 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5271249 Completed 3.21mi. bike in 21:42 on RunKeeper. <BR> <BR> On to-do list: get bike seat cushion. Ow. Otherwise, it went quite well. A good cardio alternative that will save me some shin pain. <BR> <BR> Gonna feel this tomorrow... tonight.... in probably an hour... <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l880803515.jpg"> Sun, 3 Mar 2013 14:42:50 EST The plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5270360 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1354694308.jpg"> Sat, 2 Mar 2013 21:47:04 EST Brrr http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5269076 Just completed a 0.80 mile run in mission "Alternates" of Zombies, Run!: collected 5 supplies <BR> <BR> Brr... Colder than I thought it would be. I'll get my miles in tomorrow in warmer clothes. Fri, 1 Mar 2013 21:44:00 EST Exactly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267939 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1114629680.jpg"> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 00:29:54 EST About to kick it into high gear http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267847 I'm feeling incredibly motivated, and I'm so ready for March!! Plus, I have an extra kick in the butt - a friend is getting married in September, so I need to widdle down!! I want to feel awesome and comfortable in my own skin, not hiding under layers. <BR> <BR> I'm ready to rock this. It is long overdue. Cue the reprise of my success with Spark in 2009. <BR> <BR> Hold onto your butts. I'm about to lose mine! <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> Thu, 28 Feb 2013 22:41:32 EST Still running from zombies... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5266310 Just completed a 1.56 mile run in mission "Alternates" of Zombies, Run!: collected 7 supplies <BR> <BR> I forgot how harsh it is to run in cold air. Ugh. Ow. Wed, 27 Feb 2013 18:01:31 EST Inspirational Transformation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261997 Just WOW: <BR> <BR> <BR> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qX9FSZJu4<BR>48 <BR> <BR> Sun, 24 Feb 2013 11:02:05 EST Plus Size in America http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5255176 These girls are gorgeous - would love to be a 12 again! <BR> <BR> http://www.buzzfeed.com/jessicamisener/t<BR>hese-women-are-plus-size-according-to-<BR>america Mon, 18 Feb 2013 17:42:58 EST I plan to bore a lot of people.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247058 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1940669449.jpg"> Mon, 11 Feb 2013 22:20:52 EST