RUNNINGWILD's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RUNNINGWILD RUNNINGWILD'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/ Goals for the rest of 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780417 I have to take this a few weeks at a time or I'll overwelm myself. <BR> <BR> First - The Victoria Half Marathon is October 12, 2014 - my MAIN goal is to beat the time I had the last time I ran this course. Shouldn't be too hard, it was over 2:30. Between now and then, I will continue to run three times a week and follow the old 80/20 rule for eating. <BR> Second - I'm marrying Paul/PEHASS2 on November 8, 2014 - my main goal for this is to look fantastic in my pretty dress. To help with t... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 15:47:39 EST So many decisions to make http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770219 So, Paul and I have been discussing getting married pretty much since Roo was conceived and then back burnered it when she was born and the government told us that, as far as they were concerned, we got married the day she was born. We even had a guest list made. These past couple weeks, we've been talking more about it and decided we could make it happen during my school's fall break. <em>531</em> <BR> <BR> The easiest decision, so far, was the date. November 8th, we'll have a famil... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 00:17:35 EST July 2014 report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751080 In the month of July, I had 26 workouts. The breakdown looks like this: <BR> <em>312</em> 10 activities - 54.1 kms - 6:07:13 <BR> <em>332</em> 9 activities - 523.29 kms - 26:25:24 (elevation gain 3,883 meters) <em>40</em> <BR> <em>23</em> 2 activities - 2:00:00 (well, that's just unacceptable) <BR> <em>414</em> 5 activities - 5:00:00 <BR> <BR> Weigh ins: <BR> July 5 - 127 <BR> July 12 - 127.5 <BR> July 17 - 126.5 <BR> July 26 - 127 <BR> <BR> <BR> Things to change in August: <BR... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 12:42:30 EST Challenge accepted!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749358 this is the 8 week challenge assignment(s) for the rest of this week and for next week. <BR> <BR> 1. If you are tracking nutrition, add fiber to your tracking. Try to get the recommended 25 grams a day. www.webmd.com/diet/fiber-health-bene <BR> fi <BR> ts-11/fiber-weight-control <BR> <BR> 2. Find an accountability buddy - online or in real life - tell them what you are going to accomplish and have them check in with you to see if you got it done. <BR> www.webmd.com/diet/features/choosing... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 02:16:30 EST CWF - week of July 27 through August 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747902 <em>207</em> weight <BR> <BR> Classes: <BR> CICO <BR> Bikes, Hikes & other forms of cardio <BR> Runners Club <BR> Strength Training <BR> Yoga <BR> Book Club (casual reader) <BR> Kick Clutter & Chaos to the Curb <BR> <BR> Sunday: FINALLY take my son to see "Transformers".. my free pass runs out today. <BR> Monday: pick up race package for Wednesday's Zoo Run Run. <BR> Tuesday: cat litter and change bed sheets <BR> Wednesday: write HM clinic email.(Hill & Heart Rate Traini... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 01:32:08 EST CWF - week of July 20 through 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743885 <em>207</em> weight <BR> <BR> Classes: <BR> Good Nutrition Basics <BR> Bikes, Hikes & other forms of cardio <BR> Runners Club <BR> Strength Training <BR> Yoga <BR> Book Club (casual reader) <BR> Kick Clutter & Chaos to the Curb <BR> <BR> 1.Unpack from ride, sort & clean. <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Take recyclables to bin and depot. <BR> 3. Clean litter box <BR> 4. Write HM Clinic Email (Nutrition & cross-training) <BR> 5. Pick up paystub at Highfield yard. Pick up PDIC ... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 01:10:30 EST CWF - week of July 13 through 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738284 <em>207</em> 7 hours per night on 5 nights. Lose weight (0.5#) <BR> <BR> Classes: <BR> Good Nutrition Basics <BR> Bikes, Hikes & other forms of cardio <BR> Runners Club <BR> Strength Training <BR> Yoga <BR> Book Club (casual reader) <BR> Kick Clutter & Chaos to the Curb <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> My KCCC list for the week: <BR> 1. Pack for my 3-day bike ride <BR> 2. Take recyclables to bin <BR> 3. Clean litter box (Su, Tu, Th) <BR> 4. Write HM Clinic Email (Stretching) <BR> 5. Pick ... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 01:27:17 EST My challenge for the week - (with update) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733874 Courtesy of Hot Mama Health and Fitness <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l926157368.jpg"> <BR> Should be easy enough to accomplish over the next 7 days <BR> <BR> <BR> I maxed out the cardio but I only did 2 sets of pushups and tricep dips. I did NOT hit my goal on the strength training. <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 7 Jul 2014 14:06:50 EST CWF - July 6 through 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733481 <em>207</em> <BR> Weight - lose a pound <BR> Sleep - 7+ hours a night <BR> <BR> KCCC List for the week: <BR> 1. Apply for EI (part B) - Apparently, they need ME to figure out my ten best pay weeks(?) <BR> 2. Take recyclables to bin <BR> 3. Clean litter box <BR> 4. Write HM Clinic Email (no specific topic) <BR> 5. Pick up paystub at McKnight yard. - tried last week but office was closed. <BR> 6. Make at least ONE crock pot meal. I'm thinking chicken on Wednesday or Thursday. <BR> 7... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 01:33:58 EST OOPS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729218 <em>334</em> double post (weird) Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:37:52 EST Productive day so far. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729217 Even though I didn't get up as early as I had planned, I still managed to knock a few things off of my list for KCCC. <BR> 1. Apply for EI <BR> 2. Take bottles to depot <BR> 4. Get books and ID for Logan <BR> 5. Change sheets (too bad that I have to do this again thanks to somedoggy's muddy feet) <BR> 7. Write HM Clinic Email (shoes and clothing) <BR> <BR> <BR> We also stopped by the pool and picked up Roo's swim "report" card. She's graduated to non-assisted programs. I'm a little exc... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 16:37:51 EST CWF - week of June 29 through July 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728717 <em>207</em> <BR> Weight - lose a pound <BR> Sleep - 7+ hours a night <BR> <BR> Kicking Clutter and Chaos to the Curb list: <BR> Stop procrastinating. Complete this list: <BR> 1. Apply for EI <BR> 2. Take bottles to depot <BR> 3. Take recyclables to bin <BR> 4. Get books and ID for Logan <BR> 5. Change sheets <BR> 6. Clean litter box <BR> 7. Write HM Clinic Email (shoes and clothing) <BR> 8. Pick up pay stub from McKnight <BR> <BR> <BR> Progress from last w... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:44:44 EST CWF - week of June 22 through 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723717 <em>207</em> 7 hours per night on 5 nights. Lose weight (2 pounds (ish)). <BR> <BR> Classes: <BR> Good Nutrition Basics <BR> Bikes, Hikes & other forms of cardio <BR> Runners Club <BR> Strength Training <BR> Yoga <BR> Book Club (casual reader) <BR> Kick Clutter to the Curb <BR> <BR> KCCC (anti)procrastination list: <BR> Sunday - NO TIME TO WORK ON KCCC, TRAINING TO DO (7km run & 55km bike ride) <BR> Monday - litter box <BR> Tuesday - pack for running after morning run <BR> Wednes... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 22:48:26 EST Cooler mosquito pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723305 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l146803293.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1283277736.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I should add that, <BR> 1: the mosquito was NOT on my person, it was in the wall. <BR> 2: I did not kill it. I posted and went to bed. <BR> Sun, 22 Jun 2014 10:06:11 EST CWF Kick off to Summer Scavenger Hunt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723165 Photos!! <BR> Corn & Strawberries <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l865314107.jpg"> <BR> Salad, Sunglasses, Sunscreen, Water and Flip flops <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l309955157.jpg"> <BR> Barbeque <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1945511176.jpg"> <BR> Flowers & a bumble bee (because it's too cold right now for butterflies) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l30012131.jpg"> <BR> Sprinkler <BR> ... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 02:01:01 EST CWF - Kickoff to Summer Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721575 Start off your day by meeting at the Campfire and heading down to the Lake for Sunrise Yoga led by Lori (MICHIGANLORI). <BR> - Thursday <em>414</em> <BR> - Friday <em>401</em> <BR> - Saturday - TOTALLY MISSED THIS! <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Stop by the Campfire during the day and bring a favorite summer dish to share (post your favorite summer meal or recipe). <BR> <em>67</em> Mine is for candy corn popsicles : <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=25... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 18:51:28 EST CWF - week of June 15 through 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718620 <em>207</em> 7 hours per night on 5 nights. Lose weight (2 pounds (ish)). <BR> <BR> Classes: <BR> Good Nutrition Basics <BR> Bikes, Hikes & other forms of cardio <BR> Runners Club <BR> Strength Training <BR> Yoga <BR> Book Club (casual reader) <BR> Kick Clutter to the Curb <BR> <BR> (basically the same as last week) <BR> <BR> June 15 through 21st: <BR> Sunday - sinks and toilets that didn't' get done last week <BR> Monday - litter box <BR> Tuesday - pack for running after morni... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 18:36:27 EST CWF - week of June 8 through 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713804 <em>207</em> 7 hours per night on 5 nights. <BR> Lose weight (2 pounds (ish)). <BR> <BR> Classes: <BR> Good Nutrition Basics <BR> Bikes, Hikes & other forms of cardio <BR> Runners Club <BR> Strength Training <BR> Yoga <BR> Book Club (casual reader) <BR> Kick Clutter to the Curb <BR> <BR> Sunday: submit massage receipts. <BR> Monday: clean the litter box. <BR> Tuesday: pack necessary items for PM bike ride BEFORE afternoon bus shift. Include a sandwich for dinner. <BR> Wednesd... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 23:55:11 EST CWF - week of June 1 through 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708942 <em>207</em> Sleep! I'd like at least 7 hours per night on 5 nights. <BR> <BR> I'm going to continue working on my CICO, too. <BR> <BR> Classes: <BR> Good Nutrition Basics <BR> Bikes, Hikes & other forms of cardio <BR> Runners Club <BR> Strength Training <BR> Yoga <BR> Book Club (casual reader) <BR> Kick Clutter to the Curb <BR> <BR> <BR> Procrastination list: <BR> Sunday, I will make sure I see every possible one of my runners cross the HM finish line. <BR> Monday, I will cl... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 12:53:47 EST Camp Wannabefit wants you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703575 For the past six weeks, I've been helping lead a small team of 100 sparkpeople wishing to challenge themselves without focusing on the scale. <BR> Here is a link to a blog that explains everything: <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646144 </link> <BR> And here's a brief description: <BR> We are a group of Sparkers that decided we want to move beyond weekly weigh ins and weekly challenges built by someone else. We know that pounds are not t... Mon, 26 May 2014 13:40:06 EST CWF - week of May 25 through 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702979 Procrastination list: <BR> Sunday, I will just. relax. I really need to take some "me" time. <BR> Monday, I will clean the litter box and take the dog for a walk. <BR> Tuesday, I WILL ensure that I have everything ready for running and yoga BEFORE I leave for my p.m. bus shift/run. <BR> Wednesday, I WILL write my clinic email and clean out the refrigerator (wash) <BR> Thursday, I WILL clean the litter box and take the dog for a walk. <BR> Friday, I will organize car pooling, package pick ... Sun, 25 May 2014 18:58:24 EST CWF - week of May 18 through 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697855 <em>207</em> <BR> My measures for this week is: CICO <BR> I'd like to track and make a deficit at LEAST 5 days. <BR> <BR> Classes: <BR> Good Nutrition Basics <BR> Bikes, Hikes & other forms of cardio <BR> Runners Club <BR> Strength Training <BR> Yoga <BR> Book Club (casual reader) <BR> Kick Clutter to the Curb <BR> <BR> KCCC list for the upcoming week: <BR> Sunday, I WILL clean the litter box. <BR> Monday, I WILL clean the upstairs bathroom. (carried over from last week & the we... Sun, 18 May 2014 19:33:22 EST CWF - week of May 11 through 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692985 <em>207</em> <BR> My measures for this week is: CICO <BR> I'd like to track and make a deficit at LEAST 5 days. <BR> <BR> Classes: <BR> Good Nutrition Basics <BR> Bikes, Hikes & other forms of cardio <BR> Runners Club <BR> Strength Training <BR> Yoga <BR> Book Club <BR> Kick Clutter to the Curb <BR> <BR> KCC list for the upcoming week: <BR> <BR> My list for this week (still need a thing for Saturday but we're doing a fundraising BBQ so I'll be pretty busy with that) <BR> &#10004;... Mon, 12 May 2014 00:34:29 EST CWF - week of May 4 through 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688916 So here I sat, giggling at FOREVERDACE for not hitting "post" on her blog entry (AND admitting to it), when I realized I'd done the same thing. So! Here's what I tried to accomplish last week - <BR> <BR> My anti-procrastination list for this week is: <BR> Sunday, I will spend some one on one time with each member of my family. <em>248</em> <BR> Monday, I will clean the litter box <em>248</em> <BR> Tuesday, I will ensure that I have everything ready for running and yoga BEFORE I lea... Tue, 6 May 2014 11:58:06 EST CWF - week of April 27 through May 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682364 Kicking the Clutter & Chaos to the Curb is not as easy as it sounds for me.... I did 4/7 last week: <BR> <BR> (04/20-04/26) <BR> Sunday, I will clean off the hutch and microwave. <em>248</em> <BR> Monday, I will clean the litter box <em>248</em> <BR> Tuesday, I will ensure that I have everything ready for running and yoga BEFORE I leave for my p.m. bus shift/run. <em>248</em> <BR> Wednesday, I will write my clinic email. <em>248</em> <BR> Thursday, I will pack up and put away my wint... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:03:16 EST Plan for this week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677495 Busy week at our house but the PLAN is to do all my fresh fruit/veggie shopping tomorrow between shifts because my mother is coming over for a playdate with Roo. <BR> <BR> Tonight we dined on the leftover roast beef that I made in the crockpot yesterday. My mission this week is/was to make two meals in the crockpot. So far, so good. <BR> Tomorrow and Wednesday are run nights. Dinner usually consists of pb&j on the go but, maybe, I'll attempt to have a healthy steamed meal using my new Epi... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 23:34:21 EST CWF - week of April 20 through 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676464 My Kick Clutter list for last week (progress) and for the upcoming week: <BR> <BR> Last week, my list consisted of: <BR> Sunday, I will wash my workout clothes and grocery shop. <em>248</em> <BR> Monday, I will clean off the top of the hutch and microwave. - <em>39</em> <BR> Tuesday, I will ensure that I have everything ready for running and yoga BEFORE I leave for my p.m. run. <em>248</em> <BR> Wednesday, I will write my clinic email. <em>248</em> <BR> Thursday, I will clean the d... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 16:35:17 EST Protein... *sigh* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672787 Since I've discovered that my protein intake is often on the low end, as is my iron, this morning I decided to start adding protein powder back into my plan. I picked "Kaizen Natural Isolate" in Vanilla Bean flavour. What does this have to do with book club, you're asking.... well, I had to do a little post-purchase research: Protein should provide 10-35% of total calories. Too much protein is not good: "very little research regarding disease risks associated with a high protein diet, resea... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:52:08 EST CWF - week of April 13 through 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670660 <em>207</em> My measure for the week of April 13 through 19 <BR> <BR> <em>192</em> Weight - my ticker should NOT read above my goal weight. I must fix this. <BR> <em>301</em> CICO - I am aiming for a weekly goal of -1000. <BR> <BR> Classes that I've signed up for: <BR> Good Nutrition Basics <BR> Bikes, Hikes & other forms of cardio <BR> Runners Club <BR> Strength Training <BR> Yoga <BR> Book Club <BR> Kick Clutter to the Curb Sat, 12 Apr 2014 18:58:58 EST Week plan STRONG plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666595 Waiting for Logan to text before taking Roo and Hughy for a walk. (Part of my plan for the week) <BR> <BR> I also plan to have (daily): <BR> 64 ounces of water <BR> 5 freggies <BR> 6+ hours of sleep <BR> I will: <BR> Do yoga 3 times <BR> Go to BodyPump on Monday and Saturday. <BR> Go to orangetheory on Thursday. <BR> Run Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday. <BR> Walk M, W & F with Roo and Hughy. <BR> Meals: <BR> Oatmeal and fruit for breakfast OR a homemade egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 14:25:37 EST BLC24 WEC#11 - Spring into Spring bingo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658716 I wrote all this out in my spark team for the points, now I'm going to put them here so I'll remember it all later. <BR> "You need a little bit of insanity to do great things." - Henry Rollins <BR> I think it pretty much sums up everything, LOL. <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> I took the quiz, "Are You Prepared to Reach Your Goals?" and scored "prepared for success". It also said: "Congratulations! It sounds like you know a thing or two about goal-setting and that you've taken steps t... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 14:27:47 EST Something to remember http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633447 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1208296747.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1826640654.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1504522141.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1841964301.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1693182100.jpg"> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:40:46 EST SMART goals check in - WEC #6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631013 I wrote this all out yesterday and then my laptop ran out of juice, shut down and lost all of it. So here goes round two: <BR> I've re-read my smart goals for this challenge and I seem to be on target. I'm going to focus on the behaviour goals for the check-in. <BR> <BR> Behavior goals: <BR> 1. I will use one training run per week to push myself to a 5:45/km pace. <BR> According to my records, I've hit 6:07 as an average moving pace on one run out of the five I've done since the new cli... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 17:00:02 EST Dear Penny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625144 Normally, I wouldn't write you a letter but, hey, 100 points is 100 points. I mean, it's one thing to talk to yourself but I think it's a whole other level of uh-oh to write it all down.... ANYway... <BR> <BR> I thought that I would take this opportunity to tell you that I'm proud of you. After Emily was born you could have sat on the couch like a slug and eat your way back to your unhealthier self, like you did when the boys were born, but you didn't. You got back on the horse and worked... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 22:44:34 EST SMART goals - WEC #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5596005 My Goal: <BR> SPECIFIC: <BR> Maintain my current weight for the duration of the BLC challenge. Meet or beat my 2013 Scotiabank Half Marathon finish time (2:07) by the end of 2014. <BR> <BR> MEASURABLE: <BR> Current weight is 122.5 pounds <BR> Current PB is 2:07 <BR> <BR> ATTAINABLE: <BR> By continuing to train as I have been and following the 80/20 rule for moderation, this goal is definitely attainable. <BR> <BR> REALISTIC: <BR> Absolutely!! <BR> <BR> TIMELINE: <BR> 1. Maintenance - ... Thu, 16 Jan 2014 13:55:02 EST The plan for 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574859 Back in November, I posted some of my goals for 2014 but they need to be updated because my race schedule has changed. <BR> <BR> Here's what it is now: <BR> 02/08/2014 - Hypothermic Half Marathon <BR> 05/24/2014 - 5 Peaks Enduro Run - COP 10 kms <BR> 06/01/2014 - Scotiabank Half Marathon <BR> 06/14/2014 - 5 Peaks Enduro Run - Canmore 10.5 kms <BR> 07/2014 (18-20) - Tour for Kids (cycling challenge) <BR> 08/09/2014 - 5 Peaks Enduro Run - 16.5 kms <BR> 08/10/2014 - Loop the Lake Half Mara... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 17:58:00 EST If your weight loss has slowed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573478 Got a great email from Tommy Europe yesterday. Since I can't link it, I'm copy/pasting it. If you like the info, you can subscribe to him via www.tommyeuropetv.com <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> <BR> If your weight loss has slowed, or even stopped, then there are improvements to be made in your dinner routine. <BR> I've made 5 guidelines so that you'll know if your meals are healthy and fitness friendly. And as a result you'll experience healthy weight loss. <BR> Check out these 5 Easy S... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 01:26:30 EST BLC24 registration open! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573030 Blc24 registration opens to new registrants today. It will remain open for two weeks or until all the teams are full. <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/groups_i ndividual.asp?gid=61715 </link> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:13:43 EST BLC Weekend challenge #11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558476 Yikes! Only two weekends left in this round of the BLC (23). Good thing I'm reaching most of my goals or I'd be panicking right now.... <BR> <BR> Part of the challenge for this week is: <BR> S - Strategize. Make a meal and exercise plan for the upcoming week. <BR> <BR> I've had a pretty good plan for this round so I'm sticking with that. <BR> <BR> -- 5/7 days with a negative or zero CICO <BR> -- continue running 3 days a week <BR> -- strength train consistently - 2x a week. <BR> -- y... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 15:07:08 EST The party's over :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556858 S - (Mon 2nd) Sink into the rewards of having gotten over the feast and its aftermath in a healthy fashion - Post your three most helpful things from the last week. <BR> <BR> ! - (Tues 3rd) What is something you are most excited about for the upcoming week that will improve your health - post and reflect! <BR> <BR> <BR> The three most helpful "things" from last week were my son, my hubby and my running buddies. My son and hubby took care of Roo while I hit the gym, did yoga or went for ... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 13:45:28 EST N and K (oops!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5554297 N - (Sat 30th) No Defeat! (What can you do TODAY to get back on track - exercise? foods?) what did you do to stay EXTRA healthy today. <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> Well, how did I miss this one?! So I got up early on a Saturday morning, packed a schwack of healthy snacks and a good lunch and my running buddies and I went snow shoeing. Even at Montana's I picked the meal that wouldn't be too sodium dense AND was still yummy (Bison burger w/side salad) and good for me. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR>... Sun, 1 Dec 2013 15:44:07 EST A is for http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552987 A - (Fri 29th) Aftermath - post your favorite HEALTHY leftover recipe (from any holiday) <BR> <BR> <BR> Hm, the only think that I can think of is a hot turkey sandwich. One slice of bread, not two, low salt brown (package) gravy... <BR> I don't really do anything special with leftovers. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 20:03:50 EST H is for http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552249 H - (Thurs 28th) Help yourself, (but not too much) - strategy to keep eating under control at the big meal (and post if you have time) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Alright, I don't have to worry about a huge turkey dinner BUT my daytime eating, especially salty foods, has been an issue for a couple of weeks. Today, I will only eat during "meal" times or, if I don't, I'll do 10 Jumping Jacks for every bite I take. (Thanks Suezette) <BR> <BR> I'll add my CICO to this entry at the end of the day. Thu, 28 Nov 2013 13:09:31 EST T is for http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551475 T - (Weds 27th) Trot your way through the day - what stress-relieving exercise can you do today to help with the stress of prep/travel/family/having kids home driving each other crazy, etc., etc.? <BR> <BR> <BR> Even though Canadian Thanksgiving was last month, stress- relieving exercise is still a much required thing. This evening is Run Club. We'll run 4 kilometres. THAT always makes me feel better. Wed, 27 Nov 2013 11:41:49 EST Party on the Island of Azurita!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550840 Thanksgiving Party on Azure! <BR> <BR> Come join us for a turkey luau filled with healthy fun and games! <BR> <BR> T - (Weds 27th) Trot your way through the day - what stress-relieving exercise can you do today to help with the stress of prep/travel/family/having kids home driving each other crazy, etc., etc.? <BR> <BR> <BR> H - (Thurs 28th) Help yourself, (but not too much) - strategy to keep eating under control at the big meal (and post if you have time) <BR> <BR> <BR> A - (Fri 29th... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 15:46:57 EST Three smiles for a Monday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5544373 I saw deer on Nose Hill, watched the sun rise and, best of all, my coffee was delicious this morning. <BR> <BR> Oh and, despite the windchill making it -20c, my bus started. I guess that's FOUR smiles. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 13:54:00 EST Fitness Goals for 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536954 Reposting from Facebook for added accountability: <BR> <BR> Anyone who knows me, knows that I am fond of saying, "if you put it on Facebook, you gotta do it". This is me putting my plan for 2014 on Facebook so I can't back out. <BR> <BR> 1. 02/2014 - Hypothermic Half Marathon <BR> 2. 06/2014 - Scotiabank Half Marathon <BR> 3. 07/2014 - Tour for Kids (cycling challenge) <BR> 4. 08/2014 - Loop the Lake Half Marathon <BR> 5. 10/2014 - Victoria Half Marathon <BR> <BR> <BR> The issue I'm curre... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 23:37:54 EST Thursday TNT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503839 Spartan Ab 300 <BR> <BR> by Jeff Godin, Ph.D. CSCS and director of www.SpartanCoaches.com <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 15 crunches <BR> <BR> 30 bicycles <BR> <BR> 30 back-scratchers <BR> <BR> 30 rotating crunches <BR> <BR> 15 leg-lowers <BR> <BR> 30 scissor-kick <BR> <BR> 30 side-crunches <BR> <BR> 30 bicycles <BR> <BR> 15 crunches <BR> <BR> 30 back scratchers <BR> <BR> 15 leg lowers <BR> <BR> 30 side-crunches <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Exercises for the AB 300 <BR> <BR> Crunches <BR> <... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 21:00:46 EST my new favourite quote: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503088 "If you really want to do something, you'll find a way. If you don't, you'll find an excuse." Jim Rohn Thu, 3 Oct 2013 00:55:22 EST Melissa's 10k Road Race 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499544 and our first night away without Roo <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> So, after a few bumps in our plans, we headed out to Banff on Friday. We checked into the hotel, strolled up and down the main street a little and then joined our running friends. Dinner was amazing. We went to this Mexican restaurant called "The Magpie & Stump". I tried to keep things light with some Mahi Mahi, which was delicious, but I had a little bit of buyers remorse when I saw Paul's bison burrito. <BR> <img src="http:... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 19:10:39 EST