ROBBIEY's SparkPeople Blog ROBBIEY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community An indoors...... It is extremely hot today and I am definitely spending the day indoors. The heat index is extreme. I am trying to stay cool.. Sat, 25 Jun 2016 18:14:05 EST Hot Friday.... The weather is hot, steamy and storming here. You usually burn when you go outside. The news has been frying eggs outside. It is supposed to get hotter this weekend. It will definitely be an indoor weekend for me. I can not stand this heat. Other than hot, the week has been a good one. I have maintained and am looking forward to keeping it going during the weekend. I am trying to stay cool!!! Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:13:17 EST Hot Friday.... The weather is hot, steamy and storming here. You usually burn when you go outside. The news has been frying eggs outside. It is supposed to get hotter this weekend. It will definitely be an indoor weekend for me. I can not stand this heat. Other than hot, the week has been a good one. I have maintained and am looking forward to keeping it going during the weekend. I am trying to stay cool!!! Fri, 24 Jun 2016 13:13:16 EST What is Success??? Quote of the day <BR> <BR> "Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it." <BR> <BR> – Maya Angelou <BR> Thu, 23 Jun 2016 07:48:05 EST Never give up.... Quote of the day <BR> <BR> "Never give up, for that is just the place and time that the tide will turn." <BR> <BR> – Harriet Beecher Stowe <BR> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 07:35:45 EST Make today Awesome!!! <img src=""> Tue, 21 Jun 2016 08:28:39 EST Monday's are long..... Had a long day, but still in good spirits. I plan to have a good week. <BR> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:11:11 EST A day of Progress... Today was a day of progress. I got some thing accomplished that I have been putting off for a while. It could have been better, but a tree fell on a power line and the power went out right in the middle of cooking dinner. It was off for a couple of hours; the positive side of this was that I got to sit relax because there was not much I could do. I am looking forward to a great week ahead Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:07:41 EST Time Flies by Where did the time go, this day went by so fast I missed it. Busy all day and evening. Sat, 18 Jun 2016 21:56:39 EST Trying something new.... I am trying something new to assist me in my weekend over indulgence in food (i.e. - junk) I decided to up my food intake on Thursday and have a bit of the indulgence instead of waiting until Friday or Saturday. Hoping this will make a difference in my weekend let your hair down and eat whatever I want at day. I have to do something different in order to get out of this rut.. Fri, 17 Jun 2016 16:44:51 EST Quote for the day.... The reason most people never reach their goals is that they don’t define them, or ever seriously consider them as believable or achievable. Winners can tell you where they are going, what they plan to do along the way, and who will be sharing the adventure with them. ~Denis Watiley Thu, 16 Jun 2016 21:11:59 EST Happy Wednesday.... Happy Wednesday, I am feeling good and positive today. I can do this and I know it. Let's have a fantastic day!!! Wed, 15 Jun 2016 07:57:41 EST Bouncing Back and Forth I have said it before that on the week days while at work, I am more disciplined with my diet and exercise, but during the weekend, I tend to slack off too much. My diet is horrible on the weekends and then my weight bounced back up a few lbs and then during the week, I lose those same 2 lbs back. It has been a bouncing back and forth too much. I have to find ways to deal with the weekend bounce. Tue, 14 Jun 2016 08:47:47 EST You have what you need.... You have what you need to succeed. There is a place that lies within each and everyone of us in this journey. A place that is free of self-doubt a place that our confidence and passion resides. Deep down we all have it and this week, lets dwell in that place and pull or strength from that place. Have a great Monday and a good week. <BR> <BR> Keep on Sparking!!! Mon, 13 Jun 2016 08:26:04 EST Looking forward to a good week... I am looking forward to a good week. I plan to eat within my range, get 3 days of weight training in and 3 days of cardio. I know that I need to step up and do what is necessary to make progress. I have been at a stand still for a while. Sun, 12 Jun 2016 22:55:38 EST Trying to stay focused... I am trying to stay focused and on task during the weekend. I do great during the week, but the weekends, I tend to take a break and undo all the good that I have accomplished during the week. I am trying to make a change. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 21:36:00 EST It's hot and humid today.... The heat and humidity has zapped my motivation over the last couple of day, but I am working my way thru it. I must keep going, I have things to do and goals to accomplish. Have a great Friday and if you're in the hot zone (90's +) stay cool. <em>259</em> <em>198</em> <em>67</em> Fri, 10 Jun 2016 08:32:30 EST Moving Forward.... I haven't had such a great week, but I am not letting that get me down. I am moving and looking forward to get back on track today and thru the weekend. Trying to maintain and get my exercise in, but laziness has started to creep in of lately. I must get back on track now. <BR> Have a great Thursday!!! <em>334</em> Thu, 9 Jun 2016 09:14:06 EST Limits <img src=""> Wed, 8 Jun 2016 08:54:47 EST I need more willpower.... Ops, I did it again. I overindulged with my friend. I did better than I normally do, but I had all the wrong things. I need to get some more willpower when I am out with friends. I am looking past it and making sure I watch my diet today. I did get in over an hour of cardio so all was not lost. Tue, 7 Jun 2016 08:07:57 EST Once a month.... Once a month, I stress about going out to dinner with my friend that comes to town on business. We always go out to dinner and as hard as I try, I overindulge because everyone else does. I try hard, but end up going over on my calories and having dessert. I have done so well thus far in June that I have to really serious eat healthy today. I don't want to disturb my good vibes. My plan it to only order light and stick to it this time no matter how they try to tempt me by saying it is onl... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 10:58:57 EST Weight training is something that I need... I am such a cardio person that I will opt for cardio over anything else.. Slowly I have been trying to add weight training to my week. Today was a day where I chose to do weight training over cardio and I am feeling good because I did not hate it this time. I was motivated and not bored. <em>23</em> Sun, 5 Jun 2016 23:41:24 EST I tried fast food today.... I had to travel this weekend to visit a family member in the hospital. It was a good visit and their health is improving. I rarely eat at fast food places along the way, but today I had to use the restroom and decided to stop at McDonald's. I haven't been to McDonald's in quite a while and usually I just have a small fry. Today, I decided to have a grilled chicken Artisan sandwich. I only ordered the sandwich without the fries and coke. It was 360 calories, 6.5 grams of fat with 1.5 of it... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 22:56:11 EST A good week... I had a good week and a great start to the month of June. Now to the weekend which is usually harder for me to maintain, but my goal thru June is to be more discipline on the weekends. Monday thru Thursday is usually good. Have a great weekend and keep on pushing!!! Fri, 3 Jun 2016 21:30:21 EST Define Success.... "Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you're proud to live." <BR> <BR> – Anne Sweeney <BR> Thu, 2 Jun 2016 10:03:24 EST What is your talent???? Talent - What you can do <BR> <BR> Motivation - How much you are willing to do <BR> <BR> Attitude - Determines how well you do <BR> by Lou Holtz <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Jun 2016 10:29:59 EST It feels like Monday.... It feels like Monday today. I am work and in the Monday blues, even though it is Tuesday. With that being said, I am pushing thru and will make the most of the day and keep on Sparking. Tue, 31 May 2016 09:48:03 EST Happy Memorial Day..... <em>232</em> Happy Memorial Day to all those that serve and have served their country. This is a day of reflection and thought of all those who risked their lives for our freedom. I don't take it lightly, I have so many friends and family that served this great country. Never forget. Mon, 30 May 2016 16:33:44 EST Hanging on.... I am hanging on by a thread this weekend. It has been a relaxing weekend, but also one that has had all the temptations of unhealthy food and drinks. I am trying to maintain my healthy eating lifestyle while trying to live a little and enjoy food, friends, family and have some fun. So far I am doing ok, but the temptations are hard to resist. Sun, 29 May 2016 17:57:42 EST Lounging today.... Today, I am just at home relaxing and lounging. I decided to take the day off and do nothing of substance today, i.e., no work, housework etc., just reading for fun and nothing else. It feels so good to not have anything that I have to do today, just the things I want to do. Have a great weekend. Sat, 28 May 2016 18:34:27 EST Heading into this holiday weekend I am headed into this holiday weekend determined to stick with my healthy eating habits and exercising. I have a family cookout planned, but I am serving healthy sides and meat alternatives. I plan to grilled some veggies and fruit and put them on skewers. The plans are laid; now lets see if I can execute them. Have a great Friday and Keep on Sparking!!! Fri, 27 May 2016 08:19:33 EST What is your passion? Quote of the day <BR> <BR> "Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you." <BR> <BR> – Oprah Winfrey <BR> Thu, 26 May 2016 08:08:15 EST Growth and Comfort.... Quote of the day <BR> <BR> "I learned to always take on things I'd never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist." <BR> <BR> – Virginia Rometty <BR> Wed, 25 May 2016 08:06:07 EST Let's go get it... <img src=""> Tue, 24 May 2016 07:50:31 EST Monday Quote.... There is no magic to achievement. It's really about hard work, choices and persistence. Mon, 23 May 2016 22:33:35 EST Resting Sunday.... Today I am just going to rest and relax and prepare for the upcoming week. Organization works best for me; I thrive on order and do my best when things are organized. Don't get me wrong I can roll with the punches and can handle changes and surprises but I prefer order in my space. Have a great Sunday and upcoming week!!! Sun, 22 May 2016 17:31:09 EST Making a little progress.. I am making a little progress; I can feel my strength and also workouts are getting a little easier. The only thing left to make progress is my snacking habits. <em>521</em> Sat, 21 May 2016 21:26:18 EST Happy Friday.... <img src=""> Fri, 20 May 2016 10:26:35 EST Resting.... It is so important to get a rest day or days in each week. It recharges and motivates me to keep on moving and pushing. It also give me time to reflect on what I have done for the week and how to proceed. i.e., whether should kick it up a notch or slow it down some. It also give my body and mind some down time. Happy Thursday!!! Thu, 19 May 2016 07:59:57 EST Midweek stride... I am hitting my midweek stride..... Eating right and exercising, not perfect but trying to maintain. The word of the day is determination. I am determined to stay in this race until the end. Have a great Wednesday. Wed, 18 May 2016 08:25:58 EST Happy Tuesday.... Happy Tuesday, today is a rainy day, but I am still smiling. I got in a great weight training workout last night. My eating was a bit much, but I can adjust the remainder of the week. Tue, 17 May 2016 12:07:31 EST Goals for this week... My goals for this week are: <BR> <BR> Stay within caloric range <BR> Have some fun <BR> Get 3 days of cardio <BR> Get in 2 days of weight training <BR> Get in 1 day of Yoga <BR> Keep a positive attitude and outlook on things <BR> Stress less <BR> <BR> Happy Monday!!! <em>334</em> Mon, 16 May 2016 08:43:59 EST Preparing for the week ahead.... I am taking this day to prepare meals and exercise routines for the entire week. I hope that if I plan things, I do better. I have also planned what I am wearing to work. I plan to not stress and relax this week and get the most out of it. Planning is a key ingredient to my success. <BR> Happy Sunday!!! Sun, 15 May 2016 15:52:00 EST A beautiful Saturday.... I enjoy the day, the weather is beautiful and warm and I got to spend some much needed time outside soaking up the sun. Sat, 14 May 2016 19:58:55 EST It's Friday..... It's Friday and it is going to be a wonderful day. I had a long run last night and I am feeling good. I plan to relax this weekend and catch up on my reading and do some crossword puzzles. The weather is going to be really nice here this weekend. <BR> <BR> Keep on sparking and have a great weekend!!! <em>125</em> <em>334</em> Fri, 13 May 2016 08:06:16 EST Move out of your comfort zone.... <img src=""> Thu, 12 May 2016 08:06:43 EST Getting over the hump..... When I get to Wednesday I feel like I am hitting my stride and making it over the hurdles to my goals. Today I am motivated to make the most of this day and get quite a bit accomplished. Exercise tonight will be a long treadmill run. Have a great Hump day!!! <BR> <em>334</em> Wed, 11 May 2016 08:57:00 EST Make the most of the day.... <img src=""> Tue, 10 May 2016 08:21:20 EST Game on.... The game is on today.... I had an okay weekend, but with graduation party, overindulged in everything. I am putting my game face on today and this week and getting down to business. <em>101</em> <em>182</em> <em>23</em> Mon, 9 May 2016 08:45:02 EST Resting.... Today is a rest day and a prep day for the upcoming week. Being prepared help me have a successful week. Happy Mother's day to all Spark mothers. <em>214</em> Sun, 8 May 2016 18:47:48 EST