ROBBIEY's SparkPeople Blog ROBBIEY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community A struggle day. Today was,a struggle to get up, get going and to stay motivated. I did manage a 2.5 mile walk. Eating habits need to improve Mon, 21 May 2018 23:30:09 EST Busy day I got 12000 steps from just doing chores around the house. I still managed to go for a long run tonight Sun, 20 May 2018 22:58:35 EST Busy day..... I had a busy day with family and friends, it is time for a long run tonight. Sat, 19 May 2018 21:40:03 EST slugish day....slugish week.... It has been a struggle to do anything this week. My eating has been off, my exercise has been MIA and I haven't had the energy to do much of anything. Hopefully, I can get back on track starting tomorrow, not next week. I think it may be related to my allergies. Fri, 18 May 2018 21:53:56 EST Working on my attitude... "An attitude of gratitude can not only shape your day, but completely change your life." Chris Gardner Thu, 17 May 2018 10:12:15 EST Hump day.... I am so glad it is the middle of the week. It has been a hard week. I have been extremely busy and also extremely tiring. I Wed, 16 May 2018 20:14:56 EST Pick up the pieces "If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again." Flavia Weedm Tue, 15 May 2018 10:56:37 EST Meditation "The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions." Confucius Mon, 14 May 2018 12:57:42 EST Feeling Good..... This is day seven of my sugar free and I had a few small treats today. I had a small piece of cake and 2 pieces of candy. I still felt great doing it and I am not going to overdue it with the sugary sweets. I am going to try and maintain a sugar free diet M-F and then have a small treat on the weekends. The weird thing is that the sugary items did not taste the same. Sun, 13 May 2018 18:51:24 EST Sugar Free day 6 and the beat goes on; my goal was 7 days and I am almost there. I did have a little creamer in my coffee, I could not take another day of black tasteless coffee. Sat, 12 May 2018 22:16:12 EST Day 5 Sugar Free... Day 5 still going strong, I am still sugar free. It is getting a lot easier. Fri, 11 May 2018 22:37:02 EST It's finally hot.... today was extremely hot, can not spend too much time outside. exercise it definitely indoors. <BR> It has taken it forever to warm up, but now that it is here I don't want it. that's how life works. Thu, 10 May 2018 23:47:51 EST ugh.... Not a good day, feeling tired Wed, 9 May 2018 23:32:03 EST Sugar Free day #2 This is day two and I am starting to feel like I want something sugary; not going to do it. I can go seven days without it. Tue, 8 May 2018 20:40:12 EST Sugar Free day #2 This is day two and I am starting to feel like I want something sugary; not going to do it. I can go seven days without it. Tue, 8 May 2018 20:40:12 EST Sugar Free Day... trying to go one week sugar free. I am going to give it my best shot. 1st day okay. Mon, 7 May 2018 22:52:40 EST trying to quit sugar..... This week I plan to quit sugar. I am going to try for this week to cut refined sugar and added sugar out of my diet. I heard it is extremely hard, but I am going to give it a shot for one week. I have to make short term goals, because long term will freak me out. Sun, 6 May 2018 18:52:03 EST A great day... I had a wonderful day socializing with friends. We had lunch and great conversation. I did not overindulge. Sat, 5 May 2018 20:14:39 EST Beautiful Weather.... The weather is so nice, it is the perfect time to get out and get some outdoor exercising in. Fri, 4 May 2018 21:20:16 EST Something New... If you change your mind, do something different, step out of your box and try something new, you can change your life. Don't be afraid of food, exercise or failure. Thu, 3 May 2018 21:52:28 EST Sore today.... I woke up sore today, especially my shoulders and legs. I have been doing a little weight training. It's okay, I took some Aleve to ease the soreness. At least I know I have moving. Wed, 2 May 2018 08:49:56 EST Standing desk.. I received my standing desk and Friday of last week and I have been trying to stand for one hour total everyday. It feels good not to sit as much. Tue, 1 May 2018 11:29:00 EST Feeling Accomplished.... I got in a long run last night and I am feeling great. Mon, 30 Apr 2018 13:26:50 EST Cleaned my closet.... I cleaned out my closet today. It feels good to be organized, although I have way to many clothes and I just donated a lot to church. It is time to purge again. I walked 20,000 steps today. It was a good day, I also got in a long run. I will be tired tomorrow, but it was so worth it. Sun, 29 Apr 2018 23:36:13 EST Walking..... Getting in lots of walking with this beautiful weather. It is not too cold or not too hot. I have enjoyed walking around outside today!!! <em>67</em> Sat, 28 Apr 2018 21:03:16 EST It's Friday, Yeah!!! It is finally Friday, I am feeling somewhat stressed and need a break this weekend. I just want to relax and read a book. Fri, 27 Apr 2018 14:30:19 EST Before.... “Before you act, listen. Before you react, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try.” <BR> — Ernest Hemingway Thu, 26 Apr 2018 07:51:19 EST Wants.... <img src=""> Wed, 25 Apr 2018 16:33:32 EST Doubt... <BR> "Doubt can motivate you, so don't be afraid of it. Confidence and doubt are at two ends of the scale, and you need both." <BR> - Barbra Streisand Tue, 24 Apr 2018 07:56:43 EST Rainy Day... It would have to be a stormy; rainy day on My Birthday. Still feeling alive and well. Mon, 23 Apr 2018 09:02:13 EST Uneventful day... Today was an uneventful day; a day to rest and reflect on turning another year old tomorrow. I am not resting from exercising today, as it is a run night. 13.5 miles here I come Sun, 22 Apr 2018 20:02:23 EST Resting.... I am super tired and decided to make this day a day of rest Sat, 21 Apr 2018 17:16:40 EST Seek teachers.... <BR> “Keep people who inspire you in your life. Seek teachers and study great artists. No matter how talented or gifted you are, you’ve had a long line of great people come before you. Learn from them.” <BR> — Markus Almond Fri, 20 Apr 2018 08:50:47 EST ideas of the times.... <BR> “Believe in something larger than yourself... get involved in the big ideas of your time.” <BR> — Barbara Bush Thu, 19 Apr 2018 07:32:00 EST Change you mind.... "Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything.”— George Bernard Shaw Wed, 18 Apr 2018 07:36:35 EST Tuesday goals.... My Tuesday goals are to stay positive, get in 10,000 steps and to stay focused on a healthy lifestyle. Tue, 17 Apr 2018 07:40:30 EST New Week- New Beginning <img src=""> Mon, 16 Apr 2018 13:33:10 EST Rest day... Had a long run yesterday, Today is the day for relaxing and rest. Although, I am prepping for the week ahead. Sun, 15 Apr 2018 18:43:06 EST Beautiful Weather.... Today was such a beautiful sunny day. The temperature was near 80 degrees. It is the calm before the storm. Tomorrow is supposed to be stormy. Sat, 14 Apr 2018 19:56:03 EST Company... The key is to keep company only with people who uplift you, whose presence calls forth your best.” <BR> — Epictetus Fri, 13 Apr 2018 07:30:24 EST Relish... “Relish everything that's inside of you, the imperfections, the darkness, the richness and light and everything. And that makes for a full life.” <BR> — Anthony Hopkins Thu, 12 Apr 2018 07:49:32 EST Lose sight of the shore... <BR> “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” <BR> — Andre Gide Wed, 11 Apr 2018 08:26:36 EST Positive Push.... “Few things in the world are more powerful than a positive push. A smile. A world of optimism and hope. A 'you can do it' when things are tough.” <BR> — Richard M DeVos Tue, 10 Apr 2018 07:56:25 EST Couldn't sleep.... I could not sleep early this morning. I was tossing and turning. I had a lot on my mind. Straight to bed when I get off work. I need some rest. I still plan on getting in some much needed exercise tonight. Mon, 9 Apr 2018 11:38:53 EST getting it done... today was a busy day. I spent most of yesterday on the road and came home last night; got a long run in. Today, I had to do all the errands and chores that I would have normally done on yesterday. I was on my feet all day and I still managed to grocery shop, do laundry, cook dinner and get a long run in. I am tired, I should rest well. Sun, 8 Apr 2018 23:26:32 EST Character..... “Character consists of what you do on the third and fourth tries.” Sat, 7 Apr 2018 21:40:32 EST Are you drunk??? <BR> <BR> “One should always be drunk. That's all that matters...But with what? With wine, with poetry, or with virtue, as you choose. But get drunk.”—Charles Baudelaire <BR> Fri, 6 Apr 2018 07:54:23 EST What are you holding on to??? “To succeed, you need to find something to hold on to, something to motivate you, something to inspire you.” <BR> — Tony Dorsett Thu, 5 Apr 2018 10:22:23 EST Great minds.... Little minds are tamed and subdued by misfortune; but great minds rise above them.” Wed, 4 Apr 2018 07:51:15 EST Strength.... Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.” <BR> — Charles Spurgeon Tue, 3 Apr 2018 07:37:11 EST