SABLEGRL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SABLEGRL SABLEGRL'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/ Clam Bakes, Family Reunions & Living Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3497854 Living life just a little too much, but loving it just the same! <BR> <BR> I'm back! I've got to get myself back in gear... <BR> <BR> I didn't leave 190ville YET but I'm working on it. <BR> <BR> I'm not discouraged, just DETERMINED! <BR> <BR> My shoulder has healed tremendously, <BR> <BR> I'm ready to step up my exercise game. <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Tue, 3 Aug 2010 08:04:25 EST Greatful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3370119 <em>252</em> Having friends is great. <BR> <BR> I have a handful true friends that really appreciate me and take me as I am. <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> But I have LOTS of Spark Friends, and I am so grateful! I'm making new Spark Friends every day. Spark Friends, are my virtual friends yes, but you are there helping me and motivating me to 'just do it' and I am so thankful! <BR> <BR> Besides my husband and children, none of my friends (or family members for that matter) are on the 'ex... Fri, 25 Jun 2010 11:45:52 EST What they see & What they don't know http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3324832 Yes, they see me eating the miniature butterfinger bars... had about three a day all week. <BR> <BR> Yes, they see me getting shrimp egg foo young (and don't forget the gravy), chicken chow mein & shrimp chow mein for lunch this week . <BR> <BR> Yes, I even had McDonald's one day... <BR> <BR> What they don't know is that the dreaded water weight is here and I have peculiar cravings... <BR> <BR> What they don't know is unlike 'them' I do exercise. Even if it's just a quick 10-minute cha... Fri, 11 Jun 2010 15:32:22 EST I'm going slow but I'm getting it done. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3317167 <em>282</em> I'm healing and on my way! <BR> <BR> I'm still undergoing physical therapy AND I'm making great strides. I look forward to doing the pulleys, arm bike, 2lb weights (yeah just 2#), arm crawls, and elastic bands. And in between I get an awesome stretch from the PT. Stretching sometimes hurt but I have much more mobility afterwards. It is so worth it! <BR> <BR> Doing Spark Team challenges are <em>250</em> and help me get exercise in daily. <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> I'm still ge... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 11:27:21 EST The Write Way to Build Your Intrinsic Motivation: BDA Journal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3235866 This is a great idea from the SP Motivational section: <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Before: Whenever you don't want to exercise or stick to your meal plan, stop and write down how you’re feeling in your BDA journal. This can be very short and simple—just a note about how you are feeling or what you’re thinking about, without analyzing it. Record whether you are tired, bored, angry, upset or worried about something, etc. <BR> <BR> 2. During: Go ahead and do whatever you decide to do—exercise or ... Sun, 16 May 2010 18:00:30 EST I got off the couch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3235532 Yesterday I downloaded the podcast for the C25K. <BR> <BR> Today I planned my route and did the C25K, well... <BR> <BR> I didn't finish. WHOO that is a workout if you're not in shape! <BR> <BR> It looks so simple on paper. <BR> <BR> I did make it to the half way mark! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I plan to go out and finish this evening. <BR> <BR> I applaud myself for actually getting off the couch! <BR> <BR> To be frankly honest, I didn't even think I could make it to the half way ma... Sun, 16 May 2010 15:25:33 EST Ready, Set, Go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3221781 I'm Ready! <BR> <BR> I'm gonna start week one of the Couch to 5K regimen. I feel much better and don't feel that running will interfere with my shoulder, the pain has subsided tremendously. I'm not 100% out the woods yet, but I know my limits. I won't push myself too much, but this girl has got to get moving! <BR> <BR> With my busy schedule this week, I probably won't start until Saturday. That will also give me enough time to get a heart rate monitor watch. If I'm gonna do it, I want to... Wed, 12 May 2010 11:01:40 EST It won't be long http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3193450 My physical therapist told me that it won't be long before I will be exercising again- Yea! I'm gaining mobility in my arm/shoulder. I can't wait to start week one of the Cool Running Couch to 5k plan. My PT does not want me to rush into anything... <BR> <BR> I have got to get moving to get some of this weight off! If I don't move, I don't lose. I can diet until the sun sets and I don't lose (not really). <BR> <BR> My ultimate goal is to become a runner... <BR> <BR> I'm ready to get mov... Tue, 4 May 2010 11:58:18 EST It won't be long http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3193443 My physical therapist told me that it won't be long before I will be exercising again- Yea! I'm gaining mobility in my arm/shoulder. I can't wait to start week one of the Cool Running Couch to 5k plan. My PT does not want me to rush into anything... <BR> <BR> I have got to get moving to get some of this weight off! If I don't move, I don't lose. I can diet until the sun sets and I don't lose (not really). <BR> <BR> My ultimate goal is to become a runner... <BR> <BR> I'm ready to get mov... Tue, 4 May 2010 11:57:40 EST It's Hump Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3170362 It's mid-week and I haven't walked since Sunday... <BR> <BR> Between doctor appointments and <BR> <BR> Enjoying by birthday yesterday/last evening, <BR> <BR> I got a little off track. <BR> <BR> Tonight I definitely WILL walk. <BR> <BR> I'm still shooting for that 30 minute one way walk. <BR> <BR> I can do it! <BR> <BR> I will do it! <em>67</em> Wed, 28 Apr 2010 09:45:49 EST A letter to my body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3163062 Dear Body, <BR> <BR> Wow what a history! In high school I thought I didn't have to worry about weight; it just came off and I had that 'hour glass figure.' <BR> <BR> In my twenties, after child birth boy did I pack on the pounds! You were as forgiving then that you are now. <BR> <BR> In my thirties, I did some exercise off and on... more off than on. <BR> <BR> In my forties, I kicked butt two years ago for a cruise and lost nearly 50 pounds! I worked out at the gym as if my life depen... Mon, 26 Apr 2010 13:57:48 EST 30 will have to do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3159438 Thirty minutes is all I had today... <BR> <BR> But not one way. <BR> <BR> I wanted to walk one way 30 minutes... <BR> <BR> My ankles, shin, calves started to hurt terribly. <BR> <BR> I had to turn around. <BR> <BR> I had set my phone alarm to sound off at thirty minutes. <BR> This is supposed to be my 'turn around point' <BR> <BR> It did when I crossed the threshold of my home. <BR> <BR> Oh well, I did get my walk in nonetheless and it was a great walk. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is another... Sun, 25 Apr 2010 17:56:18 EST Well... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3152534 It seems that I won't be able to do much exercise while healing from shoulder surgery. <BR> <BR> I've decided to start walking again. I'll just put my arm in the sling and keep it moving (being careful of course not to swing the bad arm). <BR> <BR> I have the Leslie Sansone dvds but I think this time around I'm going to hit the streets and do some sight seeing. <BR> <BR> I'm setting a goal for 30 minutes one way, that would be an hour walk preferably 3-4 days a week. I may be down but ... Fri, 23 Apr 2010 11:50:10 EST I want to run... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3139717 My goal is to become a runner. <BR> Maybe run a marathon, maybe not. <BR> I want running to be apart my daily exercise (when I start exercising again). <BR> I'm told that running helps alleviate stress and helps get ones day going. <BR> I want to become a runner. <BR> <BR> When I mention this to friends, I get negative feedback. <BR> -Running is stressful on joints; walking is better. <BR> -You gain more momentum walking than when running (I don't get this one) <BR> <BR> Runners, I kn... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 08:37:13 EST