SCHECK5's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SCHECK5 SCHECK5'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/ Walk Wisconsin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712973 Today I did the walk Wisconsin 1/4 Marathon .... we completed it in 1 hour and 45 mins...we finished it just before the rain and wow was it close because the sprinkles came fast. <BR> I do feel so good with this accomplishment and next year I plan on doing the half. <BR> It was a GREAT day!! Sat, 7 Jun 2014 18:23:11 EST Friday May 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706721 Today I did a 5 mile walk/jog...mostly walking..but I did it in68 mins. I getting ready to my 10k next weekend for "Walk Wisconsin ". <BR> <BR> So already this morning I got in over 10000 steps <em>224</em> , plus I need to mow my lawn this afternoon...hope to get in over 15000 steps today!! <BR> <BR> Hope everyone have a fantastic weekend!! Fri, 30 May 2014 10:43:55 EST 21 day fix challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660196 Well tomorrow (Monday) I will be starting my 21 day fix challenge...I did do this challenge in February and seen great results, so i'm going to do it again...I hope to have just as good of results this time....I do have to say I am more prepared this time around and pumped to give it a second go!! <BR> I have all my meals prepared for the week which is one of the hardest challenge for me to do. <BR> I have my workouts all lined up...so I think i'm good to go. <BR> Hope everyone has a great w... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:00:07 EST 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659255 Well my hubby and I did our first 5k for the year...our time was 46min and 19sec....I think that was a great time for us...my goal was to do it under 50min...YEAH for we did it!!! <BR> Can't wait for the next one, not sure when it will be. <BR> Hope everyone has a great Saturday!! Sat, 29 Mar 2014 11:14:25 EST 13 Things strong people don't do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617690 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1813964303.jpg"> Fri, 7 Feb 2014 09:52:40 EST Going to be a LONG day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600848 Well up at 3:15 to get my workout complete ...then off to work at 5:30 work at 10 hour day then I have a meeting from 6 to 9 so I will not be home until 9:30ish and then back up tomorrow at 3:15...Maybe I may need to take a rest day and get up at 4...I'll see what my body tells me tomorrow... <BR> Have a GREAT day everyone!!! I do have a smile on my face!!! LOL <BR> <em>30</em> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 05:32:51 EST P90X3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589902 Today i'm going to workout with a new group of gals...there are going to do the P90X3 and i'm going to give it a shot...hope I can keep up with them...they are all much younger then I am and my knee is starting to give me some trouble....but even if I do a little it will be something. <BR> <BR> THEN I get to spend the afternoon with my granddaughter....that will be workout #2 LOL <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great weekend!! <em>30</em> Sat, 11 Jan 2014 07:08:08 EST Spark Anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588951 WOW today is my <em>507</em> with spark people...have to say i've had my ups and downs but today I feel very blessed to have so many spark friends out there. <BR> I have learned so much from this site and have taken it an put it into very good use. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a great day today!! <BR> Angel Fri, 10 Jan 2014 08:46:49 EST Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578943 A good life is when you assume nothing, do more, need less, smile often, dream big, laugh alot, and realize how blessed you are!! <BR> Good quote to start the new year!! Thu, 2 Jan 2014 05:25:54 EST qoutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573692 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1695645332.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1304356391.jpg"> <BR> Thought these were nice qoutes!! hope you enjoy! Sat, 28 Dec 2013 10:40:06 EST Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571499 So ready for the day to begin...I have breakfast in the oven..two of my boys are here, and now i'm waiting for the third one to come and my parents...going to be a blessed morning. <BR> I love when all three of my boys are together....it's been awhile. <BR> And of course i'll have to take pictures...LOL and they don't like it!! <BR> ill post later <BR> Merry Christmas everyone and have a blessed day!! <BR> Angel Wed, 25 Dec 2013 08:31:19 EST Biggest Loser 5K walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518663 Today I did the Biggest Loser 5k walk...still waiting for final results but think we did it in about 44 or 45 minutes. Got to see Jackie and Dan and got pictures taken with them, it was awesome. When our group started the walk Jackie was walking/jogging with us. Talk about a down to earth person. She talked about how she got casted for the show and what they did to lose the weight...it was great to talk to her. Aslo we had pictures taken with Dan right away when we got there, it was great he ... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 17:17:51 EST Quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5494504 Never feel bad about what you have done. Feel good about what you can do. Tue, 24 Sep 2013 06:07:12 EST Anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5493452 Today we celebrate our 30th Anniversary.....we have had our ups and downs, but that had just made our love grow strong. I love my hubby he always says i'm not spoiled, I just always get what I want!!! LOL <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 06:21:55 EST Sept 20 / not a good week!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5490991 Well this week has not been a good week for me...I through my back out at work on Tuesday, and I haven't been able to work out...it's driving me crazy not to lift weights or do any cardio. But I do know that I need to rest and then my muscles will heal. <BR> <BR> I went to the chiropractor on Tuesday she did tell me to rest on Wed., but I did go to work hoping to get sent home...but of course other people call in and I needed to stay. GGRRRR I'm lucky to have a great co-worker that helped m... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 10:12:24 EST Coffee filters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486994 Seen this on Facebook and thought I would share... <BR> <BR> <BR> Coffee filters .... Who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing even the large ones. <BR> <BR> 1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers. <BR> <BR> 2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome... Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling. <BR> <BR> 3. Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each ... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 08:51:05 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5477533 Today is going to be a awesome day...going to go winey with some great friends... <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I did get in a weight workout this morining and hope to my some good food choice today also. <BR> Hope everyone has a good weekend! <em>247</em> Fri, 6 Sep 2013 08:37:55 EST Great Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5451574 This weekend our grand daughter turned one...it's so hard to believe how fast a year goes by. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1065194930.jpg"> one day old <BR> to one year. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1169036717.jpg"> <BR> Makes me feel to good inside!! Sun, 11 Aug 2013 09:34:31 EST July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407016 Well it's July and now I need to set up so new goals... <BR> .first I need to make sure I get my water intake....I do well during the week but not on the weekends. <BR> I need to do more strength training <BR> try and get my steps in <BR> journal my food intake <BR> I hope I can do the journaling that's will be he toughest for me!!! Mon, 1 Jul 2013 06:26:57 EST A amazing day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405442 I do have to say I had a great day yesterday for my birthday...It was a amazing day with some amazing friends....we went to 2 different wineries in the Green Bay WI area and tasted wine. <BR> We ate out and I made good choices on what I ate. <BR> I got phone calls from all my kids and one from a old friend I went to school with that I haven't seen in a long time. <BR> When I returned home my hubby had a wonderful gift for me...he's such a keeper!!! <BR> <BR> This morning I did my kickboxi... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 11:46:19 EST Sunday/Monday blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392457 I do have to say that Fathers Day was a great day for my family...we went to a dairy breakfast in our area. And I spent the morning with my dad, hubby and my boys. <BR> <BR> After we were done with breakfast I ended up with a very sharp pain in my side and ended up in the ER. I thought it was kindey stones, but 5 hours later the doctor said it was a gallbladder attack. I have never had so much pain before and I had a hard time catching my breath. They did a EKG, and took x-rays, and drew ... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 20:05:11 EST Cute 6/7/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381164 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l525312331.jpg"> Fri, 7 Jun 2013 08:20:02 EST Hubby's b-day/ Memorial day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369196 It's going to be a great today it's my hubby's b-day and we're having a cookout with his family. I hope I eat good today since it's been a bad few days for me....but on the flip side once I get back to work tomorrow I know that I will be back on track with eating and drinking my water. <BR> I hope everyone has/had a great weekend. <BR> Thanks to everyone who has severed our country. Mon, 27 May 2013 10:53:44 EST 5/14/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5356707 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l835989437.jpg"> <BR> Thought this was something I wanted to share!! <BR> hope you like it!! Tue, 14 May 2013 20:40:09 EST Mothers Day 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5355469 I have to say I had a wonderful mothers day with my daughter-in-law Kim, grand baby Daelyln and Kims mom. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l790205887.jpg"> <BR> I do have some great boys that take us out for breakfast each year.... they always include Kim's mom....we get along very well and we both love our grand baby equally. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone else had a wonderful day also!! Mon, 13 May 2013 17:54:31 EST Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330915 I have to say I had the most wonderful weekend every....All my boys were together for family pictures...which I will post at a later date. <BR> But after and hour of having professional pictures I still needed a snap shot of them. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l376170066.jpg"> <BR> <BR> After pictures I also got to spend the rest of the day with my babykins...And also my son Ryan spent the weekend at our house. <BR> <BR> Just having all the kids together is a bles... Sun, 21 Apr 2013 19:36:20 EST 3/31/13 Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5306038 Well today is Easter day and I can finally have my first cup of coffee in 6 weeks...and it smells SO good. <BR> My goals today are to <BR> not over eat <BR> get in a walk after Easter dinner <BR> enjoy all the time with my family <BR> and to just enjoy my day <BR> Hope everyone has a blessed Easter Day!! Sun, 31 Mar 2013 08:01:22 EST 3/26/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5300343 WOW it's early this morning and i didn't workout...I feel like poo. but i'm going to work and hopefully I will feel better to get in a good workout this evening. <BR> Hope today at work goes fast. Tue, 26 Mar 2013 06:21:59 EST 5k http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5297145 Today I did my first 5k for the year...I only walked it but did it in 50 mins...which is about what I was shooting for. I'm hoping to do another one in April and hopefully do the "Walk Wisconsin" 1/4 marathon in June. <BR> Do have to say when I started out the this morning walking I was cold but half way through I was sweating. My legs feel like rubber right now but it's a good feeling and will worth it. <BR> Now I just need to pick up my pace and maybe add a little jog into it. <BR> Hope ev... Sat, 23 Mar 2013 11:51:08 EST Sunday workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5281442 Today I got on my WII for over an hour...can't believe it's been so long since i've been on it. It was fun just playing around on all the wii fit workouts. Then I did a 10 min kettlebell workout. I did have some kettlebells already, but last night when we went to menards I found some gold gym kettlebells on clearance so I picked up 2 more bigger weights then what I have been using, and wow what a difference another 5 or 10# makes. <BR> <BR> Were suppose to get a snow storm this evening s... Sun, 10 Mar 2013 17:22:52 EST 3/8/2013 Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279110 Well did some shopping today...walking the mall was my exercise. Had a successfully day finding what I was looking for...I did get way to much stuff for my grand baby...OOHH well she is worth it. Seems like I can get more accomplished shopping by myself than I can when my hubby is along. <BR> I ate at noodles and company...it was the first time I've eaten there and it was good. I had the Japanese Pan Noodles which was very good. But then I has the craving for a McDonalds shamrock shake. I... Fri, 8 Mar 2013 16:10:49 EST Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5261034 Well this morning I went to my "Fit Moms for life" class which is like a 20/20/20 class 20 mins of strength 20 mins of cardio and 20 mins of abs. It was a awesome work out and the class is free. The instructor found the workout info on line though DustinMaherFittness.com and made her own workout....Dustin has come to her house and made her a fitness coach. <BR> After the fit moms class I then did a 45 min kettlebell class...I should be good now for the day and tomorrow will be a rest day for... Sat, 23 Feb 2013 12:36:05 EST Feb 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5260282 Well the day is half done and I got my house cleaned and my laundry done....It took my computer almost ALL day do download my norton virus...wow how frustrating that was. Now my hubby is getting our snowmobiles ready...time to hit the trails!!! YEAH. <BR> I'll see how sore i'll be tomorrow!!! <BR> Have a great evening everyone!! Fri, 22 Feb 2013 17:04:46 EST Quote by coach Tanya http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5244790 Balanced calories + Increased activity + Habits you can stick with = Healthy weight for life <BR> Sun, 10 Feb 2013 08:27:06 EST Thurs 2/7/2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5242001 Didn't workout today had a touch of the flu...hopefully tomorrow i'll feel better. <BR> I think going to work today was a workout enough. <BR> hope everyone has a good evening...this chick is turning in for the night. Thu, 7 Feb 2013 19:31:02 EST super bowl or no super bowl??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5235578 Really wish the super bowl was on a little earlier...so I don't think i'm going to watch to much of it tonight. <BR> Today is my last day of vacation so I think I will need to go to bed a little early tonight, so I get up tomorrow. <BR> Hate the fact that I have to go back...I had such a great time off taking care of my grandbaby...but I do miss all my babies at the daycare. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great Super Bowl Sunday!! Sun, 3 Feb 2013 10:58:32 EST February goals and last day with baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5233628 For February I want to do 3 days of strenght training Mondays, Wednesday, and Fridays and Cardio on Tuesday and Thursdays...I i'm going to TRY and get in 30 mins in the morning and 30 mins in the evening..Hopefully I can stick to it MOST days..I'm not going to cry about it if I don't get in both times, but I WILL get in at least 30 mins each day. I also plan on doing the 20/20/20 class at least twice during the month of Feb on Sat. morning. <BR> I going to drink at least 12 glasses of water ... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 18:36:15 EST baby day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5232204 Well this morning wasn't as good as usually...the baby channel was down channel 9400 on dish...It's hard to believe that a 5 month old watches tv and knows what she watching...It's funny just because when we try and change the channel she'll start to yell at us...we have to just laugh when we do it and we do it just to tick her off. But the channel did come back on later in the morning..until then I had to turn on some other different shows. <BR> <BR> Grandpa took a 1/2 day of vacation today... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 19:56:25 EST Vacation with baby day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5230538 Once again mommy and daddy were up early to see baby on skype..it's very cute how a 5 month old knows were to look at the computer to see mommy and daddy. <BR> <BR> Daelyn took a 2 hour nap for me today so I got in a 50 min workout plus some weight training...I guess you can get workout in when you put your mine to it. <BR> <BR> The other grandma called today just to say hi...we had a great chat and Daelyn had a big smile on her face listening to her voice. <BR> <BR> I know I need to work ... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 16:51:03 EST Jan. 29th 2013 day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229362 Well I have to say it was a very good day with Daelyn we skyped with mommy and daddy in the morning...they are having a great time and today was the day that their friends got married (that's is why they went to Mexico). <BR> <BR> Uncle Cody did come to visit, Daelyn was a big smile on her face when he came in the door, and of course grandma had "my uncle rocks" outfit on her just for him. <BR> <BR> I did go to my workout class this evening also... it was a 30 min low aerobics then a 15 mi... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 21:14:05 EST baby day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5227668 Today I had to leave the house early for an appt. and Daelyn got to spend a little time with great grandma. I was very suprised how well it all went I think I was more worried than great grandma was. <BR> <BR> When we got home we skyped with mommy and daddy...you can tell that they miss her lots and Friday can't come soon enough. <BR> <BR> Daelyn has been SO good today...while she was napping I did get in a 40 min workout. <BR> <BR> Also got to get in the hot tub this evening...grandpa a... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 19:37:48 EST Day 3 of vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5226042 This morning we skype with mommy and daddy again...I think it help the kids get going with their day...Then we went to town so Daelyn could visit with the other grandma for a couple hours while I got grocery's and helped my son with getting his new cell phone. <BR> I made the trip very short just because were having some winter storms here....I did make it back home before it got to bad. <BR> <BR> Daelyn did have a fun short visit with the other grandma and it really made her day to have her... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 19:27:23 EST Vacation day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224854 Well today was a very very good day with Daelyn...I went to the chiropractor this morning and then did some shopping...came home ate some lunch and then Dealyn took a two hour nap...WOW. <BR> I did get in a short workout while she was sleeping and did some laundry and house work. <BR> <BR> Mommy and Daddy made it to Mexico just fine and we skyped this evening so they could see their baby...yes they are having fun but they do miss Dealyn lots...I could tell in their voices...lots of kisses we... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 21:06:19 EST Vacation day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5223995 Well my vacation started yesterday 1/25...I get to watch my granddaugher Daelyn for the next week. Mommy and Daddy are going to Mexico. <BR> Mommy did text me this morning to she how she was doing...I have to said she a very very good sleeper...she slept from 7:30 last night until 5:30 this morning. She don't very good naps during the day though....I don't know when i'm going to fit in my exercise this week, but i'll try as hard as I can...but is loving Daelyn count as exercise??? LOL <BR> ... Sat, 26 Jan 2013 07:44:21 EST January 11 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5202393 Well it's almost 2 weeks into the new year and I do have to say i've been doing good with my workouts and eating plan and tracking what I have been eating here on SP. <BR> <BR> Today I was planning on going out with a couple of friends to do a little zumba and then go to lunch...but when I woke up I had a migraine from hell...I felt bad to had to cancel but they all understood. <BR> <BR> I am feeling a little better now but the migraine is still hanging on a little...guess I need to rest ... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:50:45 EST Coach Tanya says http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5181262 There is no such thing as "feeling fat." My fat doesn't have feelings. Does yours? <BR> <BR> Good way to think about how your feel!! Sun, 30 Dec 2012 19:08:51 EST Holiday begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5173596 Well the work week is now over and and the Holiday begins...I do have to say that I appreciate all the gifts that I received for all my daycare parents....but it's not the gifts the I do care about it's the fact that they ( the parents) appreciate all the I do for there child/children. <BR> It didn't have to be a gift but just a card saying.... Thank you...That's we needed. <BR> <BR> Today i'm going to my parents to celebrate Christmas and I know what my parents are giving us, but once again... Sat, 22 Dec 2012 10:35:10 EST Lift weights http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5161324 Some sent me this article and I want to pass it along and I also have been trying to life more weights myself and I feel SO much better. <BR> <BR> Women, don't usually do this... but they should! <BR> <BR> <BR> Lift weights <BR> <BR> Did you know that according to yahoo's article: http://health.yahoo.net/experts/yourbestfi<BR>tness/why-women-dont-should-lift-weights here are 9 reasons why women should lift weights: <BR> <BR> 1. Your Metabolism Will Soar <BR> 2. You'll Burn Fat <BR> 3. ... Sun, 9 Dec 2012 18:13:57 EST quotes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5123262 A beautiful appearance will last a few decades, but a beautiful personality will last a lifetime. <BR> <BR> Choose being kind over being right...and you'll be right everytime. Sun, 4 Nov 2012 07:20:53 EST words to ponder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5114446 As I've aged, I've become kinder to myself, and less critical of myself. I've become my own friend. <BR> <BR> I know I am sometimes forgetful. But there again, some of life is just as well forgotten. And, I eventually remember the important things. <BR> <BR> Sure, over the years, my heart has been broken. How can your heart not break, when you lose a loved one, or when a child suffers, or even when somebody's beloved pet gets hit by a car? But, broken hearts are what give us strength, and u... Sat, 27 Oct 2012 08:57:25 EST