ROBBIEY's SparkPeople Blog ROBBIEY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community A good day.... Today was a good day, I did great with my eating, my house is back in order and I got my first and only run in for the week. I am hoping to end November strong and go hard in December. <em>224</em> Sun, 29 Nov 2015 22:52:14 EST Moving, Moving and Moving... Guests still in town. I got a lot of walking today. We did the river walk in my area and then we went and walked the outlet mall. I did not feel like it , but I know that I needed the exercise. I cannot wait until I get back to my routine. They are leaving tomorrow. It was a lot of work, but I miss them. The Thanksgiving holiday weekend is near an end. Sat, 28 Nov 2015 22:54:45 EST House Guests..... I have been having to entertain and have not made time to get in to much working out... I have had too many rest days this past week, but tomorrow they are leaving and I will get back to my routine. It is hard to get to that when your guests are on vacation and visiting. I still have time to make my four days a week. They have been visiting since Monday. I am looking forward to some R&R. Fri, 27 Nov 2015 21:43:29 EST Happy Thanksgiving!!! Happy Thanksgiving. I am thankful for life, family, friends and good food!!! <em>426</em> Thu, 26 Nov 2015 22:06:40 EST Cooking LIght... I am trying my best to use light and substitute low calorie and low fat items for to prepare my Thanksgiving dinner. It is tough, but I am doing it and using difference seasonings for taste. <BR> Wish me luck.... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:36:20 EST Friend Day.... Today was a day that I spent with one of my best friends, just hanging out talking about things and a little shopping. I was constantly on the road and I did not indulge in eating out. I had fruit and came home and fixed a salad with grilled chicken, red onions, flaxseed and light balsamic dressing. It was good and satisfying. A few snacks here and there, but all in all a good day. <em>220</em> Tue, 24 Nov 2015 22:12:52 EST 25 Miles in 2 days.... I am taking the day off today. I ran 25 miles in 2 days. I had to get my runs in consecutively because of the upcoming holiday and guests. It gave me such energy today that I cleaned my house thoroughly and still had energy to entertain tonight. I did not have time for a over <em>104</em> consumption of food today. <BR> <BR> Resting and feeling good!!! Mon, 23 Nov 2015 23:50:39 EST A busy Sunday... Preparing food, cleaning, doing laundry, balance accounts are all things that were on my agenda for the day. I have been steadily busy trying to get my house in order for guests. I do plan to get my run on tonight. <em>198</em> Sun, 22 Nov 2015 19:44:44 EST What a beautiful day... Today was such a beautiful day; lots of sunshine, 65 degree weather with a slight breeze. I spent time out and about getting my steps in. It felt wonderful. Have a great weekend. Sat, 21 Nov 2015 15:48:19 EST Vacation all next week.... I will be on vacation all next week. I am excited, I have family coming for the Thanksgiving holiday early next week. We will attempt to make healthier versions of my favorite foods i.e. Mac and cheese. Fri, 20 Nov 2015 23:53:04 EST Life is like riding a bike.... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This is what I am trying to accomplish; to stay in motion and moving forward. Bicycles don't go in reverse. Thu, 19 Nov 2015 14:04:37 EST Midweek stride.... I am hitting my midweek stride and going strong. I have been extra hungry all week, but I am fighting not to over indulge in to many snack items. It has been hard, but I am doing it. My goal is to stay driven and motivated. Have a great midweek. <em>334</em> <em>386</em> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 11:00:36 EST Tuesday Motivation.... <img src=""> Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:28:32 EST Happy Monday!!! Started out the week feeling good and ready to do this. I am ready to get back into my healthy living lifestyle and make my goals happen before the end of the Monday. <BR> <BR> Happy Monday and enjoy this great week!!! <em>224</em> Mon, 16 Nov 2015 10:01:05 EST This is so me this weekend.... <img src=""> Sun, 15 Nov 2015 16:20:18 EST Relaxing and enjoying the day... I am finally having a day where I am relaxed. I am enjoying the day; no to do list and no responsibilities today. I am lounging in bed, surfing the internet, watching television and working on crossword puzzles. It is a great day!!! The telephone is turned off. <BR> <BR> There is a smile on my face <em>334</em> I will be here until tomorrow. Sat, 14 Nov 2015 14:24:06 EST Relaxing and enjoy the day... I am finally having a day where I am relaxed. I am enjoying the day; no to do list and no responsibilities today. I am lounging in bed, surfing the internet, watching television and working on crossword puzzles. It is a great day!!! The telephone is turned off. <BR> <BR> There is a smile on my face <em>334</em> I will be here until tomorrow. Sat, 14 Nov 2015 14:24:05 EST T.G.I.F. Enough said, the weekend is near. Have a great Friday and keep on sparking!!! <em>224</em> <em>334</em> Fri, 13 Nov 2015 08:00:39 EST Getting Closer... It is getting closer to the weekend. I am so ready for some down time. I been on the road for the last couple of weekends and I can not wait to just relax, read, do crossword puzzles and unplug. Yea; tomorrow is Friday. Have a great Thursday and keep on Sparking!!! Thu, 12 Nov 2015 09:01:52 EST Snacking, Snacking and more Snacking It has been a day when I have been snacking on everything in sight. This too shall pass. It happens with me sometimes. I have to get back to what I know soon. <em>4</em> <em>15</em> Wed, 11 Nov 2015 23:16:01 EST Start today.. <img src=""> Tue, 10 Nov 2015 23:03:53 EST Starting the week off tired... I am starting the week off extremely tired. I had a long but good weekend, and I just did not make it to bed early each night. I tend to snack, snack and snack when I am tired. I hope that I can have lots of willpower today. Have a great Monday and an even better Tuesday <em>102</em> !!! Mon, 9 Nov 2015 13:45:44 EST Good Weekend.... I had a good weekend, visited with family and ha a good time. Now back to my program tomorrow. I did not do too bad on my diet, but I took time off from working out... Sun, 8 Nov 2015 19:52:31 EST The Peanut's Movie... Am I the only full grown adult that would like to see the Peanut's movie? I plan to go and see the latest movie because I don't have any kid or anything to go with me. My spouse will go if I insist, but I have to see this movie in 3D. <BR> <BR> I don't have to worry about snacks in the movie theater because I hate eating in there after watching a show about the amount of germs there. <BR> <BR> Have a great Friday and Keep on Sparking!!! Fri, 6 Nov 2015 08:13:32 EST Taking the time.... I am taking the time to enjoy the day and enjoy friends and family today. I am going to stop and enjoy this nice mild weather while it is around. I am slowing down today and not rushing to do anything. I am taking the day and events as they occur. I am not overthinking this and dealing with things one moment at a time. Have a great Thursday. <BR> <BR> November is off to a good start. Thu, 5 Nov 2015 07:54:09 EST Wednesday Quote of the day.... <img src=""> Wed, 4 Nov 2015 14:08:27 EST Tuesday Grind..... Had a lot to do today. It was a busy day, but I got the main things that needed to be completed done. The remainder of the week should be easy and light; I hope. The holiday season is right around the corner and I am feeling the pressure already. <em>198</em> Tue, 3 Nov 2015 19:07:39 EST November Goals.... My November goals are as follows: <BR> <BR> 60 minutes of cardio 3 times a week. <BR> 30 minutes of weight training 2 times a week <BR> 1 - day a week is a rest day <BR> Continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> These are simple and to the point. The hardest will be the weight training. Mon, 2 Nov 2015 13:22:17 EST Beautiful Day... I can not believe that it is 85 degrees in November. It was such a beautiful day. I got a lot accomplished and am ready to set my goals and get them accomplished this month. I will post them this week. Have a wonderful November. <em>465</em> Sun, 1 Nov 2015 19:58:55 EST Clutter... Clutter isn't just the stuff in your closet. It is anything that gets between you and the life you want to be living. "Peter Walsh" <BR> <BR> I decluttered my mind, body and house today. I want to be clutter free in my healthy living journey. <em>436</em> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 20:06:06 EST Happy Friday!!! Happy Friday, My week has been very eventful, but I have maintained my healthy eating habits and exercise routines to the best of my ability. It has not been a bad week. I am looking forward to making progress. It has been a month where I have lost a few pounds. Looking forward to a New Month and New Beginning. <em>334</em> Fri, 30 Oct 2015 21:06:47 EST Busy day; too tired... Today was such a busy day, I spent the afternoon putting out fires at work. It was hectic, but I survived. I am just tired from all the drama. I will rest well tonight for sure. I left everything at the door. Thu, 29 Oct 2015 21:59:45 EST Doctor's Appt went well... <em>244</em> I had my big annual doctor's appointment this morning and everything went well. All my numbers are in line and the doctor stated that I was very healthy. I am very elated because in earlier in the night my numbers were off in three or four area. This healthy lifestyle and sparkpeople really is working!!! Tue, 27 Oct 2015 19:47:02 EST Be Awesome.... <img src=""> Mon, 26 Oct 2015 16:52:55 EST Busy for Morning until night... I have been extra busy today. I have not have time to sit down since I got out of bed this morning. I have been grocery shopping, doing laundry, cooking and preparing meals for he week and visiting friend who lost a family member. I plan to get a run in tonight, but it will be hard since I am exhausted <em>198</em> Sun, 25 Oct 2015 20:14:45 EST Feeling better.... Today, I am feeling much better today. I will try to get in a short run tonight and see how my back feels. I spent a lot of time outside enjoying the weather and attended an ice cream social for a mayoral candidate. It felt so good to be out and about without hurting. <em>334</em> Sat, 24 Oct 2015 19:59:07 EST Resting.... Resting and trying to get well today. My back feels a lot better after heating pad and pain patch. I am hoping to get back to walking or running tomorrow. The weather was beautiful, warm and sunny today. I spend a little time outside, but this day for me was to rest. Have a great weekend. Fri, 23 Oct 2015 21:36:16 EST Doing what I can... I am doing what I can in the way of exercise. My back is still sore therefore, this week my exercising is limited. I have to be patient and wait this out. I am watching what I am eating carefully since I can not work out the way that I want. Here's to feeling better and getting back at It soon!!! <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 Oct 2015 14:14:05 EST Happy Wednesday.... I am so glad that it is hump day... I am doing the happy dance!!! <em>353</em> Wed, 21 Oct 2015 20:17:48 EST Back Pains.... My back started hurting on Sunday afternoon and I am still sore. I must have overdone something. I am taking time off to relax, put heat on it and let it heal. It is not a nerve or anything, it hurts to move in a certain way. I was in the car for 10 hours over the weekend and I still ran 24 miles last week. My back is telling me to rest and take a break and I am listening. <em>39</em> Tue, 20 Oct 2015 08:40:14 EST Happy Monday.... Happy Monday. I am hoping to make some stride this week. I made great progress last week and I am taking that momentum with me into this week. <BR> <BR> Have a Great Day!!! <em>334</em> Mon, 19 Oct 2015 10:35:24 EST Time Flies... Time flies when you're having fun. Had such a good weekend that I hate for it to end. Looking forward to a week of progress. <em>334</em> Sun, 18 Oct 2015 18:46:51 EST Out & About.... The weather is nice and cool. I am doing lots of walking around downtown. I guess I don't have to worry about getting in my workout today. <em>246</em> <BR> Looking forward to the show this evening. I had a big lunch today so I am stuffed; no dinner and no snacks for the reminder of the evening. Sat, 17 Oct 2015 17:34:12 EST Happy Friday.... Happy Friday and Happy Weekend fellow sparkers. I am headed out of town to see a play that my relative is in. It should be a fun weekend. Nothing like spending time with family and friends. I am preparing my snacks for the 4 hour road trip. If I don't plan ahead, I snack on junk. I am taking fruits and veggies for the trip up and back on Sunday evening. <BR> <BR> Have a Great Weekend!!!! <em>224</em> Fri, 16 Oct 2015 21:29:17 EST Running low on fuel... I am running near empty as far as energy today. I think I will take a rest day and get some much needed sleep. I had a restless night; just did not sleep sound. Early to bed today because although little sleep, I had a lots of work today. <em>20</em> <em>102</em> Thu, 15 Oct 2015 21:13:02 EST Happy Hump Day!!! Happy Hump Day, I am moving right along. Not such a good day yesterday, but today is a vast improvement. <em>334</em> Wed, 14 Oct 2015 17:03:34 EST Changing my routine... I am such a routine person, I can eat the same thing everyday, do the same things everyday and it does not bother me at all. I have been doing the same exercises each week for a while and I think today will be the day that I try some new exercises and new classes. I try not to get bogged down in my routines for too long. <BR> <BR> I feel like it is time for a change. I am not sure when this feeling will come back again, therefore I am acting on it TODAY!!! Tue, 13 Oct 2015 10:22:32 EST Another week to get it right.... <em>224</em> It is Monday, a new day and a new week. It is another week for me to get it right. I consid er each Monday a new opportunity to get it right; i.e. eat healthy and continue my healthy lifestyle. No giving up; just keeping it moving!!! Mon, 12 Oct 2015 09:42:57 EST A chill day... Today was a chill day in my actions and in the weather. I just required some down time before I am back at work tomorrow. I did not get much done; the weather was cool today so I did get some time outside to walk in the nice cool weather. I hope everyone had a great weekend and I wish everyone an accomplished week. Sun, 11 Oct 2015 20:14:59 EST On the Road I spent 7 hours round trip on the road to see and visit a sick relative for a couple of hours. I am extremely tired, but enjoyed my visit. Taking the evening off and just relaxing. Sometimes you have to sacrifice your time for others. <BR> <BR> Sat, 10 Oct 2015 21:40:53 EST