SEWINGMAMACDS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SEWINGMAMACDS SEWINGMAMACDS'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/ Day 100 of 100 -- Challenge Completed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768449 I just finished writing a blog and lost it -- frustrating! <BR> <BR> Today is the 100th day of my personal challenge. This is from my first day..."I am ready to get back on track. My birthday is in 100 days. So I am starting a challenge for myself to lose 15-20 lbs. My goal is to be at 225 or below by my birthday. Many of the following goals had gone by the wayside and they used to be habits. Time to input them back into my routine." <BR> <BR> I only lost 6 pounds, but my daily goals did ... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:48:33 EST Day 99 of 100 - Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767724 I worked on the kilt off and on today. <BR> <BR> I did a SP 12 min cardio video this morning. I still am tired and haven't got back to getting up early to work out on the elliptical for 30 min. <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes <em>42</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>248</em> <BR> 5. High protein breakfast <em... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 23:21:08 EST Days 92-98 of 100 -- Flat Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767051 This last week has been HECTIC! I had no reserve to get on and blog. I was getting reading for carpet installation by packing up things, moving furniture and painting. It was nice to be able to paint and not worry if it got on the carpet! <BR> <BR> I also had two church meetings (one for Children's Ministry and one for Small Group Leader's) on Wed & Friday nights. <BR> <BR> Every night it was after 11:00 or later that I went to bed and I am used to going to bed @9:30. <BR> <BR> On Thu... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 00:06:50 EST Days 89-91 of 100 -- Getting Ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762558 Saturday was spent moving furniture out into the garage, then we went shopping for new couches. We had picked one set out a year ago. The couch is 102" - we wanted a big couch that would sit 4 people -- our family is growing and we needed more seating in our living room. We wanted to make sure it was the right one. We got home late and needed to finish preparing for teaching Sunday School the next day. <BR> <BR> Sunday we had to be at church early to set up as we are in a temporary facil... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 00:25:15 EST Day 88 of 100 - Moving Furniture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760579 I worked a little on the sewing room today. I also needed a break to sew and I put on a border on the Colorado Cabins quilt. The tartan came in the mail and I worked on the measurements for a kilt that I need to make by Labor Day weekend. <BR> <BR> After supper my husband and I moved bookcases, chairs & the hutches out to the garage. <BR> <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 23:16:49 EST Day 87 of 100 - Ice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759892 I decided yesterday to take one day easy on the knees and didn't exercise. I had my granddaughter's last night and we went and got my husband at the airport., therefore I didn't blog last night. <BR> <BR> I packed up my second hutch today. Now all I need to pack up my sewing room <em>198</em> . I also did laundry today. Now it is time to ice my knees and watch The Waltons <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- Day 86 - Wed 8/13 <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>42</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 gla... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:29:59 EST Day 85 of 100 - Knees http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758562 I had a rough night last night. My knees were very achy and I ended up putting a heating pad on for awhile. I had already taken Ibuprofen and put volteran gel on them. They have been bothering my since last week - each day has gotten worse. I am planning on icing them as soon as I am done with this blog and watch an Agatha Christie "Evil Under the Sun". <BR> <BR> I packed up the first china hutch after the kids left. <BR> <BR> I ate a very small danish for am snack. I was given some th... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 22:20:33 EST Day 84 of 100 - Staying focused http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757894 I didn't get up earlier this morning to exercise because I was still tired from the weekend and knew it was going to be a busy day. I still got 120+ minutes exercise going up & down stairs carrying boxes and then mowing the front & back lawns. I;m still staying focused on my goals <BR> <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes <em>248</em> <BR> ... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 22:43:29 EST Day 83 of 100 - Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757196 After church we went to pick up some bubble wrap at Sam's Club. Then we went to Red Lobster. I put half of my meal aside before I even started to eat. <BR> <BR> When we got home we did some packing and moving furniture. <BR> <BR> We still haven't found a home for the cat yet. Hope we do in the next week. <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes ... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 23:08:54 EST Day 82 of 100 - Packing begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756616 Yesterday I didn't blog because we had a Growth Group leader meeting and we didn't get home until after 11:00. <BR> <BR> This morning I had a session with my trainer. I was exhausted but pushed through it. <BR> <BR> We started the process of packing up things in preparation of getting new carpet. <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- Fri 8/8 <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes <e... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 23:11:09 EST Day 80 of 100 - Tired & Busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755429 The last couple of days have been crazy busy. Yesterday I was too tired and decided to sleep instead of getting up earlier to exercise. However, I was able to get exercise in by moving boxes downstairs. This morning I wasn't able to exercise <BR> because I had kids come at 6:15am. It was a long day -- the last of the kids left at 6:00pm. <BR> <BR> I didn't blog yesterday because we went carpet shopping and when we got home my daughter had friends over watching a movie in the family room ... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 23:19:24 EST Day 78 of 100 - Carpet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754034 Yesterday one of my daycare clients said they would need to find new daycare because their child had been tested with a severe cat allergy. We have been thinking of getting new carpets and furniture for some time now, but we didn't want to until my daughter's cat was gone. Well, this was the push -- we told our daughter she needed to get rid of the cat and tonight we went and looked at carpet. <BR> <BR> I was busy all day taking pictures and packing up the things from my grandparents. I w... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 00:20:17 EST Day 77 of 100 - Washing/Baking Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753290 I haven't blogged since last Thursday because I have been out of town at a mini family reunion to distribute my grandparents things. It was good to finally get things taken care of in the house. <BR> <BR> Today I worked on washing things I received either in the washing machine or in the dishwasher. They have been sitting in the house for 7 years and needed to be cleaned. <BR> <BR> I also made banana bread -- doubling the recipe four times. I had a lot of bananas that needed to be worked... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 23:38:20 EST Day 73 of 100 - Black Eyed Pea http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750747 I needed to go to the library, so we ended of going out to eat at Black Eyed Pea for supper. I got the grilled tilipia and was able to stay within my calorie range for the day! <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>248</em> <BR> 5. High protein breakfast <em>248</em> <BR> 6. Elimi... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:50:33 EST Day 72 of 100 - Busy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750031 I was busy today with kids, laundry, & quilting. I was able to get the 11 pinwheel block centers remade during nap time. I did not get a chance to read Made to Crave. <BR> <BR> I have two of my grandkids for an overnight tonight <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>248</em... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 23:19:44 EST Day 71 of 100 - Happiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749309 This weeks LTGL goal for the 5% Challenge is to deliberately do 10 min. of happiness and focus on the connection between happiness and good health. This corresponds with the chapter I read in Made to Crave. <BR> <BR> "Tying my happy to food, skinny jeans, or anything else sets me up for failure." <BR> <BR> "I have to learn to attach my happy to the only eternal stability there is and remain there...tie my happy only to Him. It's called learning to remain." <BR> <BR> " [In]John 15:9-12..... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:29:03 EST Day 70 of 100 -- Walk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748565 It was good to have the rest day and I was back on track today for the most part. I did end up having a glazed donut for morning snack. I haven't had a donut in I don't know how long. Some house guests we had over the weekend bought them and left them. Unfortunately, I did give in and eat one. But to compensate I didn't eat an afternoon snack. <BR> <BR> I did get up this morning for my daily routine on the elliptical. Then tonight after dinner my husband and I went for a walk. It wa... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:19:30 EST Day 69 of 100 - Rest Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747843 I decided last night that I needed a day of rest. So I took a break today. I didn't get up early to exercise and I didn't spark much, just got on to spin the wheel and to blog. And even though I didn't reach a couple of goals today that is okay. It is one day and I planned for it. I'll be ready & refreshed to tackle them tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Our pastor is on vacation and my husband filled in and preached this morning. . I have heard his sermon before, but God really touched my heart ag... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:21:44 EST Day 68 of 100 - Nap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747138 This morning I got up and did an hour on the elliptical, then went to the gym for a session with my trainer. He upped the weights for knee exercises and said I was getting stronger. <BR> <BR> Mid-day I went and did my grocery shopping. After I got things put away, I laid down and ended up taking an hour and a half nap. Therefore I didn't eat lunch and didn't get my 5 servings of freggies in. <BR> <BR> I don't read Made to Crave on the weekends. <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL f... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 20:26:03 EST Day 67 of 100 - TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746642 I am glad it is Friday. I have been tired all day, but I pushed through and quilted another quilt and went to the gym for 40 min on the stationary bike. <BR> <BR> However I did end up having a morning snack and didn't eat many freggies today. <BR> <BR> I only read two pages in Made to Crave. I usually read it while the kids are playing outside, but we barely got outside then it clouded up and started to thunder. So inside we went. <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exer... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 22:23:02 EST Day 66 of 100 - Mowing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746031 It was a very hot day. Since I was unable to mow last night. I decided to go ahead and get the lawn mowed after the daycare kids went home. By the time I was finished it had started to cloud up. I was barely in the house and it dumped rain. <BR> <BR> Made to Crave quote... <BR> "Old Lie: I need these "Oreos" (*or whatever it is that is tempting you). They will fill me up with a chocolate high and taste so good. <BR> New Truth: The thought that these "Oreos" will fill me is a lie. They... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 23:19:52 EST Day 65 of 100 - Quilting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745266 Another quilting day. I am trying to finish four of the Mahan memory quilts by the end of July. I will be seeing my aunts/uncles/cousins on Sat Aug 2. I want to be able to give the quilts to them. But I need to have them finished a couple of days before so my daughter can take professional photos of them to put on my website. <BR> <BR> I am now caught up to where I was on Made to Crave and since I did a quote a couple of weeks ago, there is no quote on Chapter 10 today. <BR> <BR> I was ... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 21:48:43 EST Day 64 of 100 - Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744527 Most of my day was spent quilting in one way or another. This morning I worked on the 13 Missouri blocks. This afternoon I finished quilting the Mahan Pumpkin Farm #2 Quilt, made its binding and sewed it onto the quilt. Tonight I will be hand sewing the rest of the binding. <BR> <BR> I almost didn't go to the gym tonight, but my husband encouraged me to go. I went and did an hour of cardio & strength. <BR> <BR> Made to Crave quote: "...the best kind of exercise is the kind you'll do.... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 22:21:50 EST Day 63 of 100 - Evaluation questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743808 I spent most of the day working on 13 quilt blocks for another Mahan memory quilt. <BR> <BR> Made to Crave quote deals with weekly evaluation questions... <BR> "Did I overeat this week on any day? <BR> Did I move more and exercise regularly? <BR> Do I feel lighter than I did at this time last Wednesday? <BR> Did I eat in secret or out of anger or frustration? <BR> Did I feel that , at any time, I ran to food instead of to God? <BR> Before I hopped on the scale, did I think I'd had a successf... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:46:11 EST Day 62 of 100 - Pillow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743033 I tried using another pillow last night. I woke up this morning -- no headache! However, I still think my body is adjusting to the new dosage of thyroid medication because I still am tired throughout the day. I will be seeing the doctor in a month to check levels <BR> <BR> I didn't log in my food today because we were at my daughter's housewarming and there was finger foods which is just to hard to track. I was good and didn't eat much mainly because I brought a quilt along and sat sewin... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:51:15 EST Day 61 of 100 - Cleaning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742390 I woke up with another headache today. I had it in the middle of the night too. I have been getting at least 8 hours of sleep. The doctor switched up my thyroid a couple of weeks ago and I think that could be part of the cause. <BR> <BR> I helped my Aunt clean my grandparent's home. My grandmother died 7 years ago and my aunts and uncles are finally getting around to cleaning out the house. <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- Day 60 7/18 <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Dr... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 22:35:46 EST Day 60 of 100 - Headache http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741785 I still had a headache today. I went to bed late last night and didn't sleep well last night. I still got 30 min on the elliptical first thing this morning, <BR> <BR> I loaded another quilt this morning and started working on a new quilt. I made a sample block this afternoon. By late afternoon my shoulders and neck were aching and sore. My daughter gave me a good rub & massage. <BR> <BR> Tonight I used a massager on my shoulders. I didn't sit down and read Made to Crave. <BR> <BR> Da... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 22:40:05 EST Day 59 of 100 - Scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741143 Trying again...lost my first draft. <BR> <BR> This morning I woke up with a headache (that lasted until late afternoon), but I persevered and exercised on the elliptical for an hour. <BR> <BR> I worked on the kilt late morning. In the afternoon, I finished quilting the Mahan Pumpkin Farm #1 quilt. I also made the binding for it. <BR> <BR> Today's Made to Crave quote is appropriate. A SP friend asked how my numbers were for my 100 day goal. I am about 5 lbs behind and was feeling frustr... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:58:45 EST Day 57 of 100 - Kilt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740408 I worked on my son-in-law's kilt alteration this afternoon. This morning I got a surprise phone call from the quartermaster of a pipe band and he wants me to make a kilt for a member of the band. I think it is a trial kilt and for a possibility to become the kiltmaker for the band. <BR> <BR> The quote from Made to Crave today is some questions that I really need to ponder... <BR> <BR> " If we find certain foods impossible to walk away from, this is a clue that we are being ruled by food o... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 22:54:28 EST Day 57 of 100 - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739681 Daily Goals- Day 57 7/15 <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>248</em> <BR> 5. High protein breakfast <em>248</em> <BR> 6. Eliminate morning snack <em>248</em> <BR> 7. Blog Daily <em>248</em> <BR> 8. Made to Crave <em>248</em> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 22:50:13 EST Day 56 of 100 - Reading http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738920 During my exercise on the elliptical this morning I started the third book in a trilogy (Daughters of Lancaster County by Wanda E. Brunstetter). Needless to say it was hard to put down. Therefore I read most of the day and finished it. <BR> <BR> I did take some time to read Chapters 3 & 4 in Made to Crave. It is so good for me to be rereading it. Some quotes hit home again... <BR> <BR> --"Someone had to learn the discipline of giving up some things and someone was me. And those 'thing... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:29:50 EST Day 55 of 100 - Rest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738223 This morning I woke up before the alarm and couldn't get back to sleep. So, I got up and worked out on the elliptical for an hour. I was at the end of a book and I wanted to finish it. <BR> <BR> When we got home from church I decided to take a nap. It was so good and much needed. <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- Day 55 7/13 <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 22:55:38 EST Day 53 & 54 of 100 -- Busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737593 I had a meeting last night and got home real late and I didn't sit down to blog. <BR> <BR> Today has been a very busy day. I got up early and did 45 minutes on the elliptical, then headed to the gym for some time on the stationary bike and then a session with my trainer. Afterwards, I went to a Quilt and Sew Expo. After lunch my husband and I went to help some friends move. Then we did some shopping and came home. <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- Day 53 7/11 <BR> 1. Track ALL food <em>42</em>... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 23:05:19 EST Day 52 of 100 - "Finding Your 'Want To'" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736386 I am so glad I pulled out Made to Crave again. Yesterday I read Chapter 10 where I had left off last year, but I decided today that I needed to start over. I am glad I did. <BR> Today's quotes... <BR> <BR> --"Getting healthy isn't just about losing weight. It's not limited to adjusting our diet and hoping for good physical results. It;s about recalibrating our souls so that we want to change--spiritually, physically and mentally. And the battle really is in all three areas." <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:34:20 EST Day 51 of 100 - "This Isn't Fair" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735650 I started back reading Made to Crave today. I had ended with Chapter 9, so I read Chapter 10 "This Isn't Fair". Boy did it home!! I had made brownies to take up to the cabin last weekend. I had some left over. They were calling my name <em>20</em> Well, I gave in and had one this afternoon with some Peanut Butter Cup ice cream. <BR> Then I read Chapter 10. Here is a couple of quotes... <BR> <BR> --"Our flesh buys right into Satan's lie that it's not fair for things to be withheld f... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 22:19:16 EST Day 50 of 100 - Halfway http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734951 I am halfway through my 100 Day challenge. I have lost @ 7 lbs. I am adding another daily goal - Made to Crave. I had started the book last year but I never finished it. I want to finish it now and apply what I learn. I will be starting it back up tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- Day 50 -- 7/8 <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Ea... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 23:17:25 EST Day 46-49 - Cabin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734103 I was gone for the last three days. We took a mini vacation to our family cabin (my great grandparents bought it in 1949). It is a rustic cabin with no running water. It was nice to get away and "relax". <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- Day 46-48 -- 7/4-7/6 <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>42</em> , <em>42</em> , <em>42</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>42</em> , <em>42</em> , <em>42</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> ... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 21:05:32 EST Day 45 of 100 - More Baking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731592 I was able to work out on the elliptical for 45 minutes this morning, then I did a couple of SP videos plus some stretching. <BR> <BR> I made brownies and Chocolate Pudding Cake for my daughter's birthday celebration on Saturday (that was her request). <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- Day 45 -- 7/3 <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servi... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EST Day 44 of 100 - Laundry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730867 Today was just a normal day of daycare & laundry. I almost finished quilting the Cherry Pickin' quilt. <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- Day 44 -- 7/2 <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>248</em> <BR> 5. High protein breakfast <em>248</em> <BR> 6. Eliminate morning snack <em>248</em> <BR> 7. Blog Dai... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 21:18:37 EST Day 42 & 43 of 100 - Hectic Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730187 These last two days have been hectic. Yesterday I had fun with the grandkids. I finished the two oldest girls dresses. They were so excited to wear them. We made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins and Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies. I had too many of them - they were so good right out of the oven. <BR> <BR> Today, the computer wasn't working (until my husband came home to fix it). So, I did a lot of misc. things. I did the end of month bookwork. I loaded and started quilting the 2nd Rise & Shin... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 23:19:38 EST Day 41 of 100 -- Sleepover http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728706 After church we headed down to my son's for my granddaughters two year old birthday party. We ended up bringing five of the grandchildren home for a sleepover. <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>248</em> <BR> 5. High protein breakfast <em>248</em>... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:02:16 EST Day 40 of 199 - Busy Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728037 I got up early and worked out on the elliptical for 45 min, then headed to the gym for a session with my trainer. He put me through quite a tough workout...upper body, abs and PT exercises for my knees. <BR> <BR> Afterwards I went to Cost Cutters for a haircut. I was badly in need of one. <BR> <BR> When I got home, I had breakfast, then got ready to go on errands...Thrift Store, Michaels, Sprouts, Wal-Mart, and King Soopers. We found a nice Lazy Boy recliner at the thrift store for only ... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 23:08:52 EST Day 39 of 100 - Dr Appt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727423 This morning I had a follow-up appointment with my orthopedic doctor. The cortisone shots he gave me three weeks ago helped a little, but not 100%. I probably won't get anymore because I didn't like the side effects. It made me feel real weird and I had some heart palpitations. He said he doesn't like to give injections less than 6 months apart. Next time I want to try for Supartz again. <BR> <BR> This afternoon I worked on sewing dresses for my two oldest granddaughters. Every time th... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:04:30 EST Day 38 of 100 -- Dress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726691 My granddaughter turned two this week and today I sewed up her birthday dress. I also finished embroidering a saying onto my sister's 50th birthday quilt.. <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>248</em> <BR> 5. High protein breakfast <em>248</em> <BR> 6. Eliminate morning snac... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:11:33 EST Day 37 of 100 - Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725985 I reached my June goal this morning. Now to lose some more. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>248</em> <BR> 5. High protein breakfast <em>248</em> <BR> 6. Eliminate morning snack <em>248</em> <BR> 7. Blog Daily <em>248</em> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:05:23 EST Day 36 of 100 - Gym Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725172 The girls were picked up early, so I headed to the gym. I did some strength & cardio. <BR> When I was at the gym, I saw my trainer. He said that another client who saw me last night told him that I looked like I have lost some weight. Nice NSV! <BR> <BR> I finished quilting one of the "Rise & Shine It's Cherry Pickin' Time" quilts. I got frustrated at the last row. I ended up having to take out the whole row of stitching. However, I didn't go snack out of frustration, but just took it... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:29:58 EST Day 35 of 100 - Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724459 It has been over a couple of weeks since I have been to the gym. As soon as the kids were picked up I headed to the gym for a 30 min workout on the stationary bike. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>248</em> <BR> 5. High protein breakfast <em>248</em> <BR> 6. Eliminate ... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:59:34 EST Day 34 of 100 - Church Picnic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723726 This was another busy day. My husband had to take some pipe and drape to my daughter's church (45 min away) and be back to our church by 9:30. We still had the granddaughters and I needed to get them ready and get to church too. We taught elementary Sunday School. After church was a church picnic. The girls fell asleep on the way home. I ended up taking an hour nap too. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food <em>42</em> & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glass... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:08:12 EST Day 33 of 100 - Celtic Festival http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723123 We had a wonderful day at Pikes Peak Celtic Festival. It was fun to be with family and listen to bagpipe bands. After the festival we went to my dad's to celebrate Father's Day. We brought 3 of my granddaughters home for a sleepover. <BR> <BR> It has been a long day, I'm a "good" tired. Good Night. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food <em>42</em> & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum ... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 00:09:21 EST Day 32 of 100 -- Productive Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722393 I accomplished a lot of little projects that have been on my to do list for awhile. Plus, I planted flowers I got this week in the front and back gardens. <BR> <BR> I'm still working on that pesky .2 lb., but I know it will come off plus more! <BR> <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of fregg... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:29:37 EST