RAVISHING72's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RAVISHING72 RAVISHING72'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/ A NEW YOU AND A HEALTHIER NEW YOU IN THE NEW YEAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5168252 2/3 OF AMERICANS ARE OVER THEIR RECOMMENDED WEIGHT.A HEALTHY WEIGHT HELPS CONTROL CHOLESTROL,BLOOD PRESSURE & BLOOD SUGAR.THIS CAN HELP PREVENT HEART DISEASE,DIABETES,ARTHRITIS N SOME CANCERS.OBESITY MEANS HAVING TOO MUCH BODY FAT.BEING OVERWEIGHT IS SIMPLY WEIGHING TOO MUCH.EATING TOO MUCH OR NOT BEING PHYSICALLY ACTIVE,CAN MAKE YOU OVERWEIGHT/OBESE.TRY:*CHOOSING LOWFAT LOW-CALORIE FOODS*EATING SMALLER PORTIONS*DRINKING WATER INSTEAD OF SUGARY DRINKS*BEING PHYSICALLY ACTIVE.*LOSING 5-10% OF... Sun, 16 Dec 2012 16:37:56 EST RECOVERING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157401 TODAY I AM STILL RECOVERING FROM THOSE NASTY SPIDER BITES ON MY RIGHT HAND.I WAS OUTSIDE DOING MY DAILY GRIND OF RAKING AND BAGGING LEAVES.AND WAS ALERTED BY STRONG EXCRUCIATING PAIN.I SLUNG MYGLOVE OFF AND RAN IN THE HOUSE TO INVESTIGATE THE PAIN FURTHER.IT HAS KEPT ME SIDE LINED FOR A COUPLE DAYS.BUT ALL IS WELL.TO INVESTIGATE IT.RAN COLD WATER ON IT FOR A WHILE,LATER IT WAS ITCHING LIKE CRAZY AND HURTING LIKE THE DEVIL.OVERNIGHT IT SWELL TREMENDOUSLY AND THE PAIN KEPT ME UP ALL NIGHT.I WE... Wed, 5 Dec 2012 18:50:05 EST walking and shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5145527 today was all about walking and shopping.i had to try to burn some of those thanksgiving calories off.i think i did pretty good food wise.because i have been earning a lot of extra calories from exercise.then o still have a tremendous surplus,that i do not even try to eat.i am so happy with my progress <em>334</em> Sat, 24 Nov 2012 23:30:12 EST YOGA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5110447 TODAY WAS ALL ABOUT YOGA AND WALKING MY DOGS.IT WAS A GOOD DAY.TODAY IT SEEMED LIKE ALL THE LEAVES OFF THE TREES FELL.BUT NOT REALLY,THERE IS STILL SOME LEFT ON THE TREES.SO I ALREADY KNOW WHAT MY WORKOUT TOMORROW WILL BE ALL ABOUT.EVERYBODY KEEP YOUR FINGERS CROSSED.I KNEW WHEN THE TEMPERATURES STARTED TO DROP THE LEAVES WOULD FALL.SO UNTIL NEXT TIME MY SPARK PALS.YOUR <em>223</em> <em>220</em> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 21:10:28 EST RAVISHING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5106582 TODAY I TOOK A NEW JOURNEY IN MY HEALTH,FITNESS,AND WEIGHT LOSS JOURNEY.I CREATEDALLED RAVISHING.THIS SPARK TEAM WILLBE MORE LIKE A FAMILY.WE WILL HELP EACH OTHER THROUGH CHALLENGES AND VICTORIES.WE ALSO WILL HELP PUSH EACH OTHER.THIS NEW SPARK TEAM CALLED RAVISHING,WILL HELP GUIDE OURSELVES AND OTHERS TO VICTORY. Sat, 20 Oct 2012 23:56:58 EST BRUTAL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104197 TODAY WAS ANOTHER HARD,LONG,AND BRUTAL WORKOUT.THAT IS THE BEST WAY TO DESCRIBE MY WORKOUT DAY.THEY ALWAYS SAY SLOW AND STEADY WINS THE RACE.BUT I DON'T THINK I AM MOVING SLOW IT'S JUST SO MUCH TO DO.AND WITH THE MUD HENDERING ME AND SLOWING ME DOWN,IT'S JUST TAKING A WHOLE LOT LONGER TO FINISH.BUT WHEN I AM FINISHED,I DON'T WANT TO LOOK AT ANOTHER BRICK OR PAVER FOR A LONG TIME.IF YOU WANT A GOOD WORK OUT, IT WILL WORK YOU OUT.THE BONUS WILL BE THE CALORIE BURN,WOW WEEEE. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 20:31:37 EST PUSH PUSH PUSH THROUGH IT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5101898 PUSH,PUSH,PUSH THROUGH IT.THAT PRETTY MUCH DESCRIBES MY DAY TODAY.IT WAS ALL ABOUT PUSHING MYSELF BEYOND MY LIMITS.I MOVED MORE CONCRETE PAVERS TODAY.A TOTAL OF 18,BY HAND,THEN I MOVE PLANTS AND SWEPT OFF THE SIDE PATIO.NOW I AM EXTREMELY EXHAUSTED AND READY FOR THE BED.TOMORROW WILL BE STACKING THE BRICKS INTO PALLETS.I CAN AND WILL DO THIS.IF I KEEP THIS UP,I MAY BE CLOSE TO MY GOAL WEIGHT BY CHRISTMAS. <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <em>380</em> <em>386</em> Tue, 16 Oct 2012 22:20:51 EST A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR A WORKOUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100478 TODAY WAS A BEAUTIFUL DAY FOR A WORKOUT.TODAY I WENT OUT EARLY THIS MORNING AFTER BREAKFAST.I HAD TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE MILD WEATHER AND BEAUTIFUL DAY,SO I RAKED UP A TON OF SMALL ACORNS.THEN ROCKS AND STICKS.I THINK THE HARDEST PART AT THE END WAS BAGGING THEM,AND HAULING ALL (5) OF THOSE EXTRA LARGE BAGS.I WAS LIKE WOAHHH!!!!THE YARD IS BEAUTIFUL.BUT THE YARD KICKED MY BUTT AND NOW I CAN REST.BUT TOMORROW I WILL BE MOVING CONCRETE PAVERS.BECAUSE I'M TRYING TO BEAT THE RAIN COMING IN ON W... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 21:05:11 EST cold fall day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5098651 well today is a cold fall day.it finally feels like fall here.i want to just crawl in the bed under the covers and watch t.v. Of course,i can't do that,becauseni will end up eating.so i am trying to use my time productively.i will play with the dogs and do any inside house chores,that i need to do.or event to do.this way i will not fall back into my old weight traps.yes,this has to be a winner.i believe i am achieving great success.any other time,i would be reaching for junk,my bed,and my rem... Sun, 14 Oct 2012 13:36:03 EST moving about http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5090096 today was a wonderful and beautiful day.not to mention a lot of work,which included unloading (3)book cases,and moving them with my mother,to other areas of the house.then moving and stacking the books again to their final destination.Now i am really exhausted and my arm and shoulders are tight.so i can really say:wow,what a workout. <em>104</em> <em>244</em> Sun, 7 Oct 2012 14:19:55 EST working to achieve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084519 today i was working to achieve my fitness goals.i did an hour an a half of yard work.i was aiming for 30 minutes.it was more than i thought to do.sorry guys. Tue, 2 Oct 2012 23:16:43 EST OPERATION RELAXTION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079860 YOU KNOW THAT SOMETIMES YOU HAVE TO RELAX AND FOCUS ON YOURSELF.TODAY I HAD TO FORCE MYSELF TO RELAX AND NOT DO ANY OUTSIDE EXERCISE OR EXERCISE VIDEOS.I JUST WALKED THE DOGS TODAY.I HAVE BEEN GOING WAY OVER BOARD ON MY EXERCISE AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITIES.I NEVER THOUGHT THOSE WORDS WOULD EVER COME OUT OF MY MOUTH.WITH THAT SAID SO I AM TRYING TO SCALE BACK ON MY WORKOUTS.BECAUSE I AM BURNING WAY TOO MANY CALORIES THAT I AM TAKING IN. THAT'S NOT GOOD.TODAY I WASFORCED TO LIMIT MY WORKOUTS TO WA... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 19:00:44 EST WORKING MY WAY THROUGH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5063809 I AM DETERMINED AND FOCUSED TO LOSE THIS WEIGHT.AT EVERY TURN I AM EXPERIENCING OBSTACLES.I BELIEVE I CAN LEARN FROM MY MISTAKES AND OVERCOME THESE OBSTACLES FOR GOOD AND HAVE A HAPPY AND HEALTHY LIFE. <em>244</em> Mon, 17 Sep 2012 19:55:19 EST FOCUSING ON ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5062271 TODAY WAS A WONDERFUL DAY,I TOOKED THE TIME TO FOCUS ON ME.TO MEDITATE ON THE THINGS THAT ARE IMPORTANT TO ME.THIS HAS EVEN GIVEN ME A DEEP BURNING FIRE AND DESIRE TO DO THIS,AND TO FINISH STRONG. <em>104</em> Sun, 16 Sep 2012 21:58:19 EST WALKING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5060862 TODAY WAS A VERY SUCCESSFUL DAY.i WALKED 4-1/2 HOURS SHOPPING AT THE MALL,AND THEN IN OUR STRIP MALL.I CAN'T REMEMBER THE LAST TIME I WALKED SO MUCH.mY FEET SCREAMED BLOODY MURDER.i BURNED 1662 CALORIES TODAY.wow,what a burn.i am exhausted i hope it all pays off on the scale monday. Sat, 15 Sep 2012 21:02:45 EST OPERATION SUCCESS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5059420 I achieved my goals today.Today was a very productive day (4)hours of hard work and sweat.But it will be well worth it.Everytime i felt like quitting,that little voice in my head said:just relax you can do it.That's exactly what i did, you want to know something,it feels great.I feel like screaming:yip yay.i believe i have muscles that i didn't even know i had.My upper arm muscles are so tight,it feels like a rock hard muscle.If i keep that up,all of that excess skin will tighten up.But bac... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 17:28:37 EST Staying strong and committed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5056745 Today i have been really focused on my diet and water intake.I know i need to drink more,so i made the water real ice cold,so it was crisp and refreshing.I had a salad loaded with kiwi and other healthy fruit as well as ground turkey breast meat.I feel you can never go wrong with a salad.I did a little walking the dogs and i swept the long driveways,while i was sweeping them the sweat started poring off of me and it felt like my whole face was on fire.I didn't expect to sweat that much,just ... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 21:23:47 EST