ROBBIEY's SparkPeople Blog ROBBIEY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Focusing.... I am focusing on my goals this week. I am determined to get back on track and make things happen. The time is always, always right now, today; not tomorrow. Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:47:11 EST House Guest..... I enjoyed my house guest this weekend. It was fun and I did not overindulge. The kids were a lot fun. Sun, 23 Jul 2017 20:53:54 EST Moving Being cleaning and moving all day. Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:55:38 EST Planning.... I am planning for a busy weekend. I have out of town guests arriving Saturday night until Monday Morning. I have lots of things to do to get ready. One thing I am doing is planning our meals. We are eating in; grilling chicken and hotdogs and turkey burgers for the kids. I am limiting my wine intake to one glass per day. I am offering individual desserts an snacks for the two preteen kids. I do not want leftover snacks, cokes and drinks when they leave. <BR> <BR> My Motto for this vis... Fri, 21 Jul 2017 09:01:33 EST Striving for a great week.... I am striving for a great week... It hasn't been perfect, but I am doing well. I am hoping to maintain even though I have house guests arriving for the weekend. That usually means lots of wine, food and fun. I am striving to keep everything on track, but also enjoy my company. <em>521</em> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 09:10:14 EST Happy Wednesday.... <img src=""> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:51:19 EST Motivated..... I am motivated today to stay on task, stay on my plan and keep on pushing. Life is about choices and I am trying to make the most of my choices and make wise ones. Let's make this day great, this week great, this year great. <em>104</em> <em>315</em> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 09:06:18 EST Adding more protein.... I am definitely deficient on my protein. I have to find a way to add more protein in my diet this week. Goals: adding chickpeas to salads, eating eggs for breakfast, more lean protein meat for dinner. Mon, 17 Jul 2017 11:20:33 EST Dedicated.... Today, I am not feeling the best, but I am dedicated to getting my run in an feeling accomplished. I need a pick me up, but running actually does it. Sun, 16 Jul 2017 21:55:10 EST Holding my own.... Even though I am faced with a lot of temptation in food, I am holding my own and maintaining. I have to keep my motivation for a few more events coming up and I will consider it a success. Sat, 15 Jul 2017 22:06:02 EST Anniversary Weekend.... It's my anniversary weekend. Celebrating 30 years of wedded bliss. I still love my spouse just as I did when we met. It has been great!!! <BR> <BR> I know I will have to plan what I eat this weekend. <BR> <BR> <em>351</em> <em>26</em> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 11:07:10 EST Planning for dinning out.... I had a great dinner with a good friend. We had not seen each other in a while. It was great catching up.. I planned for the meal in advance and managed to control my portion and meal. Growth is good. I am really trying to do this. Thu, 13 Jul 2017 21:04:07 EST Show your scars.... Never be afraid to show your scars. Behind every scar there is a story and proof that you survived. Be proud of your mistakes, big or small. They made you who you are today. Wed, 12 Jul 2017 08:36:20 EST Growth Depends on Activity.... “All growth depends upon activity. There is no development physically or intellectually without effort, and effort means work.” - Calvin Coolidge Tue, 11 Jul 2017 08:52:09 EST Zumba Today.... Looking forward to my Zumba Class this evening. It motivates me for the beginning of the week to do more during the week. It was a tough weekend. I have to get back on track today. <em>355</em> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 17:47:58 EST Back at it tomorrow... Had a fun weekend with family and totally blew my healthy plans. I plan to quickly get back on track tomorrow and find out the damages. It was fun though. Sun, 9 Jul 2017 23:33:59 EST Woo Hoo It's Friday!!! <img src=""> Fri, 7 Jul 2017 09:17:21 EST Happy Thursday....Be Happy!!! <img src=""> Thu, 6 Jul 2017 20:15:44 EST Did not do to bad.... Although the holiday was fun and it was good to relax, I did not do to bad with all the snacks. I am proud that I was able to have some restraint. I am looking forward to a great July. Wed, 5 Jul 2017 10:00:23 EST Happy 4th of July.... I hope everyone enjoy this day and remember the reason we celebrate. Here's to Independence. Remember that someone paid the price for Freedom and Independence. Remember to be kind to each other. <em>232</em> <em>283</em> Tue, 4 Jul 2017 23:41:33 EST Happy Monday.... It is a great day in July, let's make the most of it. Looking forward to a great July and a very good week. Mon, 3 Jul 2017 10:22:50 EST July Goals.... More weight training - 2-3 times a week <BR> More veggie's less snacks <BR> More protein in my diet <BR> <BR> I am keeping it simple as to keep in manageable. Sun, 2 Jul 2017 22:32:25 EST Relaxing weekend.... I plan to avoid the traffic this weekend and just take a staycation. I am going to catch up on some reading and things around the house. I plan to eat light; no BBQ and other tempting goodies Sat, 1 Jul 2017 21:09:43 EST June Goals.... I did not make any specific June Goals, but I did manage to get back on track and het in some weight training, which is always on my monthly goal list. I am looking forward to making more progress in July. Fri, 30 Jun 2017 21:24:36 EST Moving..... Took a much needed break from everything yesterday. Today, I am back and moving, moving, moving. Thu, 29 Jun 2017 21:50:24 EST Staying Motivated during the summer months... I am determined to stay motivated during this hot, steamy, rainy summer months in my area. It can be sunny one moment and cloudy and rainy the next. Add to that all the distractions and invites to eat. It is hard, but I have to stay focused. Take for instance tonight, a good friend is coming from out of town to have dinner. I have my restaurant meal all planned and tracked. I must do this to reach my goals. I am not varying from what I know tonight and absolutely no dessert, not even s... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 09:28:53 EST Happy Tuesday.... I got some much needed rest last night. I feel so much better today. Today will be a great day. I am looking forward to staying on my program. Have a great Tuesday and keep on pushing. We can all do this. Tue, 27 Jun 2017 08:01:24 EST Tired... Zumba class kicked my butt today. I am going to bed. Mon, 26 Jun 2017 22:21:21 EST Resting It was a short hot weekend. I spent too much time out in the weather. Today is a day to rest and get ready for the week ahead. Sun, 25 Jun 2017 19:47:36 EST Feeling better It was a struggle mentally, but I finished my long run last night. At. Least one thing good accomplished this week. Sat, 24 Jun 2017 17:58:33 EST Running.... Going for a long run tonight to ease my mind and improve my mood. This usually works, it will give me a feeling of accomplishment. I need that in my life right now. Fri, 23 Jun 2017 21:54:46 EST Today... Today was not a good day either. I am looking forward to the next day. Thu, 22 Jun 2017 22:03:40 EST Mood.... I am having a hard time getting out of my funky mood. Things keep going downhill for me lately and I just cannot shake my bad mood. I know this too shall pass, but time sure is moving slow. I am going to keep my faith and keep on pushing. There is no other option for me. I usually keep everything all bottled up; therefore what you see on the outside is not exactly how I feel on the inside. Wed, 21 Jun 2017 20:38:13 EST Feeling Blah today.... Aggravated today, not in a good mood. Looking forward to tomorrow, when I hope to feel better. Today was definitely a blah day. Tue, 20 Jun 2017 21:42:27 EST Still going to Zumba Class... Although my mind is telling me not to go and to go home and chill, I am determined to make it to my Zumba Class today. I have no excuse other than laziness. Not today!!! <em>521</em> <em>355</em> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 17:54:26 EST Good weekend This was a good weekend, I got in all workouts plan, stayed on meal plan and enjoying Father's day with my spouse. Totally relaxed. Sun, 18 Jun 2017 22:34:21 EST Beautiful hot and humid day... It was a humid and hot day, but it was beautiful and sunny. I enjoyed being outside and walking around. It felt great, there was an occasional breeze in the air. Sat, 17 Jun 2017 20:57:12 EST Enjoying this day.... I am thankful for this day. Going for a long run tonight to end the week on a high note. Have a great Friday and a great weekend. Fri, 16 Jun 2017 20:56:35 EST Do nothing day.... Nothing today but relaxation. It felt so good, I will be back at it tomorrow. Sometimes, you have to take a break and refresh. I am feeling good. Thu, 15 Jun 2017 21:04:42 EST Live in the moment... I had a conversation with a friend and I found myself giving her the advice to live in the moment instead of waiting for something to happen. We all wait until.... <BR> Until we lose the weight, until we find the right person, until we find the right job, house etc. We often don't live in the moment and enjoy what we have right now. It does not matter if you a size 20 and not the 10 or whatever you want to be, you can be the best size 20 you can and work on the res. Don't get so busy wait... Wed, 14 Jun 2017 23:53:31 EST The Journey is real..... Feeling it today, but I am still try to maintain. Nobody said it would be easy. Tue, 13 Jun 2017 23:43:04 EST Quoute of the day.... It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you fail by default.” <BR> <BR> - J.K. Rowling, <BR> Author <BR> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:22:24 EST A Good Day.... today was a good day. Everything seem to sort of fall in place. I got in a short run, did some things around the house and got to relax a little. The weather was beautiful in my area today. <BR> Sun, 11 Jun 2017 22:25:59 EST In Memory of... Today was a sad day, I had to memorialize my cousin Barbara. She let a long life. Life is short. Make the most of the life you have. Sat, 10 Jun 2017 21:10:08 EST Not Defeated.... <BR> <BR> <BR> Meditation <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> “We may encounter many defeats but we must not be defeated.” <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> — Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 9 Jun 2017 08:20:46 EST Nugget of Wisdom NUGGET OF WISDOM <BR> <BR> <BR> Ask yourself if the things you do today are going to help you be where you want in the future. Time is money and money is time and often we find ourselves with one or the other. It's time to balance things out and have enough of both. Use your time and resources wisely today to take steps towards your goals. You will be surprised how much closer you are tomorrow. <BR> Thu, 8 Jun 2017 08:29:28 EST Happy Hump Day.... <em>521</em> <em>593</em> <em>334</em> <em>224</em> Wed, 7 Jun 2017 22:13:40 EST Must endure... I must endure this dinner with a friend tonight. I have struggled with restaurant meals lately and I don't know how to track them. I hope that I can stay on track and eat something healthy and light tonight. <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Jun 2017 16:01:58 EST Physical day... Today was a day of physical activities. Lots of walking at work; Zumba in the early evening and a late evening bike ride. I feel good now it is time to rest. Mon, 5 Jun 2017 23:14:15 EST A relaxed day.... Nothing but relaxation and peace and quiet today. I have a had a good week. I stayed on task and finished May strong and started June with good vibes..... Here's to a great June. Sat, 3 Jun 2017 21:32:21 EST