SHARKY368's SparkPeople Blog SHARKY368's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Monday Funday 10/28/13 A big swim weekend w/ my kiddos. Now trying to recouperate. Everytime I "overdo" I must take time to re-compensate. So, today is that day... so it is slow & steady, not stopping at together, just slow & rest when I need it..... spin cycle will slew down eventually. Plus side, migraine is only minimal - the normal.... the glass is half full :) Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:33:19 EST Monday Funday 10/28/13 A big swim weekend w/ my kiddos. Now trying to recouperate. Everytime I "overdo" I must take time to re-compensate. So, today is that day... so it is slow & steady, not stopping at together, just slow & rest when I need it..... spin cycle will slew down eventually. Plus side, migraine is only minimal - the normal. :) Mon, 28 Oct 2013 13:33:18 EST Snow & Rain 10/23/13 Perseverance, grit & knowing that eventually all things will pass, the as well as the bad I shall embrace the rocky day in what I CAN DO! Wed, 23 Oct 2013 06:01:52 EST Brrrrr, a chill n the aire, 10/22/13 Yep, winter is coming. I can feel it down to my bones. Day started good but as weather changed,body & wobblies got worse w/ it. I'm so tired.... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 21:06:43 EST Mon 10/21/13 A busy wkend and a busy monday. Neuro appt today... yippee!! but good have to stay on top of these and need to get to neuro in Indy to figure out more of whats really going on.... but not sure if I really want to know. I have my suspicions.... But till the fat lady sings, I will "Keep on Movin & GrovN" the best I can :) <BR> <BR> HapppyHappyHappy Monday to All :) Mon, 21 Oct 2013 09:47:21 EST Sat. 10/19/13 Wooohooo!! Kids first USA Club swim meet of the season. We are all glad to be back. Kids did not club swim last year because my health could not handle it. Kids handled it very well. Now, we are back :-) Sat, 19 Oct 2013 05:16:06 EST Wednesday 10/16/13 A very busy day! DD13 home again, sick. But, she is perking up, And, FIL was released this evening. Even w/ DD home, I tried to get some stuff done. Got the walk in, thats a very good thing.... dog and I really need it!! <BR> <BR> Challenge today was to get 25 grams of fiber--- I did not do so well. Started off well w/ cooked oatmeal for breakfast & banana, but forgot the bluberries. And, it was down hill from there :( <BR> <BR> Well, tomorrow is a new day and a clean slate to try aga... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 19:48:40 EST Tuesday 10/15/13 Interesting day today, DD13 is home -sick- she went to school & I had to go pick her up... in FOG! Very tired 2day - up & down all night - soo much water ysterday. A bit extra wobbly 2day & joints are very achey. So, rain & temp drop must be coming. Perseverence!!! <BR> WEEKLY CHALLENGE: <BR> MONDAY - Drink at least 10 cups of water today.: floatilla Matilda :( <BR> TUESDAY - Do at least 3 core exercises today - check some vids 4 this <BR> WEDNESDAY - Eat at least 25 grams of fiber today ... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 11:05:04 EST Monday 10/14/13 Good Morning, <BR> <BR> Got my walk in this morning, not as far as we had been going; hip was hurting & was feeling a little off kilter. So, only did about 3/4 of waht we normally do. Have to map it see exactly. <BR> <BR> Need to kick my tracking in high gear & implement more strenth training & some stretching. <BR> <BR> It, is beautiful here in my corner of the world today. Had a pretty good weekend, some ups & downs: hubbo's family x-mas drawing gathering was still held though FIL wa... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 10:21:07 EST FRIED-Day 10/11/13 Life is fleeting, make today the best we can! My FIL is a very lucky man, lucky he survived this heart attack. And, this really makes me realize how important "MY" mission to good health is. So, though there is so much to be done, I made sure to walk this morning. We will also be implementing more "heart healthy" changes for the whole family and more family time. I had already made changes for me, but this is for everyone! Serious as a..... HEART ATTACK!!! Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:45:30 EST Thursday 10/10/13 A big day!!! My sister's "50th" B-Day!, FIL is in hospital - heart attack, my fthr is having "self induced" health issues and our poor little doggie, Jasper, has an ear infection. You might think I am whining and complaining... I am not! I am giving thanx to the Lord: <BR> <BR> 1) Thank you Lord for my "sister, may I always be able have to call her "MY OLDER" sister. We our differences, but she is mine. You brought me to her. And, she will always be "older". <BR> 2)Thank You Lord for... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 14:02:33 EST Wed 10/9/13 Humpty Dumpty Day A great day here! Unfortunately, not in so many parts of the US and the World. I am very disturbed over our "elected" government officials, the current situation, the "ripple" effect it is having and will continue to have for a very long time. <BR> <BR> My heart is torn for those in the weather raveged areas and I have the nerve to complain about my tiny balance problems... I need perspective. <BR> <BR> I am thankful for what I do have. I will continue to push on. KOKO! Maybe I need... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 08:34:00 EST Tuesday 10/8/13 Yes! an "UP" day! Rain is out of the area and my balance is back to it's normal wobbly state that I can somewhat function with, at least w/ modifications and rest. <BR> <BR> I was able to "nordic walk" (walking w/ my balance poles - not my canes) w/ my friend this morning. It felt so good! We did not do our full 2 miles :(I will have to map track it to figure the exact milage.) So behind on so many things, just have not gotten that done. Just trying to jump back in & get moving maybe n... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 22:14:59 EST 10/5/13 Push Day Rainy day here & extra wobbly, but migraine is still gone. :-) Staying positive & will slowly work through this day....... my mantras today are "slow & steady as a turtle" & "patience, grasshopper!" Don't think we will be going to Wawasee for Kay's B-Day :(... It will just take too much out of me. Sat, 5 Oct 2013 12:02:33 EST WooHoo 10/4/13 Feeling soo much better!! Thank you all soo much for the prayers and the encouragement. Living this life w/ the migraines & on the balance issues is a curse and a blessing, I have truly come across valiant people in my path that have larger crosses to bear who are so willing to take the time for me... I am blessed!!! Thank you :) We shall conquer our "Goliath's" together and enjoy LIFE!! :) <BR> <BR> <em>548</em> <em>431</em> <em>548</em> <em>420</em> Fri, 4 Oct 2013 09:20:41 EST A new Dawn 10/3/13 Yeah!!! only a dabbbling of the jackhmmer and thats the norm so I am kind of ok w/ that. Still going to take it kind of easy today, slowl & steady, don't want the monster to re awaken. The mess in the house will still be here.... Plus, rain is coming and I know I truly will not be feeling 100% till that is out of the area. So, a little at a time.... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 11:08:44 EST Migraine Day :( 10/2/13 UGH!!!!!! The pain!!! The jack-hammers in my head!!!!! UUGGGHHH!!!! Wed, 2 Oct 2013 21:03:41 EST Tuesday 10/1/13 Oh My! Praise the Lord for this crazy busy day and that I am alive for it! Tue, 1 Oct 2013 16:19:47 EST #2 of 9/30/13 S0 I Remember: <BR> <BR> For my 100+ Group: <BR> <BR> Complete a marathon this month. This challenge will help us build consistency with our workouts and prove that little steps add up to big results. If you walk 1 mile per day you will complete a marathon this month! <BR> <BR> How it works - Keep track of how far you walk each day. You can use a pedometer, SP's Fitness Maps, or a treadmill to determine your distance. You can also use indoor walking videos such as Walk Away the Pounds. Ke... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:50:20 EST Mon 9/30/2013 What a busy day! Started off fogggy & drizzelly and wobbly bobbly for me. Fortunately, once fog lifted and kids finally went off to school, the day perked up and so did I. However, my walking friend did not feel well, so did not do our "normal" walk. Buuut, Kids started club swim tonight. Soooo, walked to halls & chatted w/ another friend. :) Always look for the silver lining :) Mon, 30 Sep 2013 22:00:16 EST Renew my Spirit Day 9/29/13 I really needed renewal more than I realized! Sun, 29 Sep 2013 20:38:48 EST Saturday 9/28/3013 Today is a new day, new dawn, a new beginning..... a do-over, kinda - sorta. TYL! <BR> Now, to make the most of it! Push what I CAN do & challenge the rest. <BR> Have a great day LIVING Y'ALL!!! <BR> <BR> 100+ group Challenge (so I remember) <BR> Make a " Nest Egg". <BR> Use a container like a jar or small box, make a slot in the lid large enough to put coins or dollar bills through, tape the lid closed (this money shouldn't be used) and decorate it so you cannot see inside of it. We would ... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 11:44:19 EST friday 9/27/2013 ugghh!!! migraine!!! extremities not cooperating right, again.... time for the nxt neuro like dr. jose said 2 do along time ago. :( Fri, 27 Sep 2013 14:01:23 EST Thursday 9/26/2013 Clean Eating Day What a day already!! <BR> <BR> Woke up super tired & FOG delay for kids further threw me off for the morning. <BR> <BR> So, today is "CLEAN EATING DAY". This means nothing processed. So far, I am I am good. But, it's not even 11:30am. I think I am gonna need some divine intervention with this challenge today. Thu, 26 Sep 2013 11:27:45 EST Happy Hump Day 9/25/2013 Today is a gorgeous day here in my part of Indiana. Have my walking done and part of house cleaning. Got up w/ hubby and stayed up. His schedule has changed so no reason to go back to bed. May as well stay up & get moving. 5am is not so bad. <BR> <BR> Lil disappointed that my scales have gone "UP"1.5 lbs. I have really been watching & tracking everything going in my mouth and logging it. But, I have also increased my wall pushups, & arm weights so maybe that has something to do with... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 11:39:47 EST Mon 9/23/2013 Feel in a bit better. Thanx for the well wishes. Made it out for walk, worked on laundry & orange chicken is in Crockpot, still need to make the fried brown rice. That won't take too long. Need to rest my wobbly head for a bit before pushing forward, but forward I must go! Mon, 23 Sep 2013 11:54:50 EST Sunday 9/22/2013 Morning, <BR> I'm not feeling so hot today, not sure why. Legs & arms are tingling & weird feeling again. And head feels like filled with lead. Looking out window it looks beautiful out. I just don't feel good. Needless to say, did not make it to Mass to renew my spirit. I miss that!! Will try to throw something in crockpot for supper... maybe sit outside in some sunshine, maybe that will help. :-) ??? Sun, 22 Sep 2013 10:48:27 EST FRIEDay 9/20/2013 Feeling much better today. World is not spinning near as fast and mind is much clearer. Hoping to get more done today. Walking is done. Now I need to tackle some much needed stuff around the house. <BR> <BR> I have already decided to NOT go to the football game tonight. I will let the kids go. But, I need to rest and focus on me, think about me. Need to be a little more selfish, I guess. Though really enjoy the time w/ friends, it's been a bit of a rough week. So, will just take ... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 09:59:24 EST Thursday 9/19/2013 Up and at'em!We are headed into the weekend. I've been very wobbly this week. I have not given up on my exercise, just modified it. Took a shorter walk this morning like I did yesterday, hoping for more energy & less spinning. I never give up, but also not afraid to change things as I need. :) Thu, 19 Sep 2013 09:44:54 EST Hump Day 9/18/2013 Ugghh! It's been a rough few days. Have not felt well. The Tilt-o-Wirl I live on is speeding up again. That means I must slow down. Everything is even harder than it normally is to do and I tire so much faster. My brain is working so much harder just to keep me upright & from falling that I just get wore out. So, I am going to have to just do what I can and wait for the TOW to slow down again. That's my life from now on.,,,,, at least I have life and am not 6 feet under. That could ... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 21:12:50 EST Thursday 9/12/2013 Rain this morning and I was very wobbly. Waited a while before Jasper and I went out for our walk. Wasn't able to go as far or as fast since I was wobbly. But, hey, I did it. Key is to keep moving. I'm also continuing the wall pushup & calf raise challenge from my group, though I'm doing them every time I enter or exit kitchen. I'm getting about 10 sets of each in a day. I had never thought of doing this. It only takes a couple of minutes each time. I'm going to try adding Spark Coach... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 16:12:47 EST Wed 9/11/2013 GOAL 4 WEDNESDAY - Increase your NEAT today. NEAT stands for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis. Basically, it is all the activity you do in a day. Find ways to increase your activity such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking further from the door, or standing up while talking on the phone. All of these burn a few extra calories and they add up. <BR> <BR> O.K. I can do that. Another hot one here in NE IN. After today it should cool down. I'm hesitant about the cool down. ... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 10:24:39 EST Tuesday 9/10/2013 Ohhh, a hot& humid day. Walked early today, but it was rough. I am getting wobblier, I feel it. And I am very tired. Very glad that C does not have therapy today. I need to try & push through and get something done. Working on my 100+ goals for today & pushing through. I will def need a nap or at least rest today. Gotta go..... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 13:10:41 EST Group Goals for week of 9/8/2013 MONDAY - Meatless Monday - eat at least 2 meatless meals today. <BR> TUESDAY - Do 10 wall push-ups or calf raises every time you visit the rest room. <BR> <BR> WEDNESDAY - Increase your NEAT today. NEAT stands for Non-Exercise Activity Thermogenesis. Basically, it is all the activity you do in a day. Find ways to increase your activity such as taking the stairs instead of the elevator, parking further from the door, or standing up while talking on the phone. All of these burn a few extra cal... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 19:51:14 EST Monday 9/9/2013 Whoa, it's Monday!! Kin this of a in a funk today. It would be one of my late bother's B-day today. He would be 51, but he died about 30 years ago.... he chose a permanent solution to a temporary problem....... life goes on.... I did manage to get my walk in this morning... Yeah!!! It's going to be a hot one today. Need to get moving and work on this "funk". Mon, 9 Sep 2013 12:35:13 EST Saturday am & quiet,,, 4 now So it's Sat am & very quiet here for now. I & animals (2cats & 1 pooch) are the only ones up. I'm pretty tired still after last night...took my 16 yr old ds & friend to high school football game at rival school. School I have never liked. And... our team WON!! It was a hard fought game. Those are the ones I really like. I had sooo much fun! Now, today.. yikes.. must buckle down and do my walking.... if not for me for my walking partner...... Jasper, our 10 mos old Jack-a-Poo-Sht. <em>313</e... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 08:35:16 EST It's Been Awhile... It's been awhile, but I am trying again, trying to get back on track and stay on track. I've joined 2 challanges: Back on Track and one for Sept w/ my 100+ group. Ihave to stay moving or I just may end up 6 feet under... the sad truth. But, I am down 1.5lbs just from Monday. So, I am the one in control... I have to remember that! Fri, 6 Sep 2013 14:58:32 EST Day 3 of "Bash the Sugar" Sugar is everywhere!!!! Found a way to make my own yogurt so I cut way back there. I eat that every day. Adding fruit to my water to make natural gatorade. I've always done lemon to it, but never even thought of adding other fruit, but NO SUGAR :) Otherwise it is hard and I have been wanting to eat everything under the sun. If it does not bite me first, it is fair game. Don't know what's up with this. And, sooooo tired. And, every muscle aches. The aches have nothing to do w/ the sugar... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 10:38:21 EST Ist Day of Breaking Sugar Challange and more........ Today is my officail start of the Sugar Challange. I signed up a few weeks ago, but never really got started. Today is the day! I did not sleep well, but I never do. Let's do this!! <BR> <BR> Started out a little dissappointing -- weight is still up by 3+lbs, plus the goal is to go down, waaaaay down. Well, I own the issue, 1 less tablespoon of sugar, 1 less tablespoon of fat and few hundred more steps every day, and I will get there. If not tomorrow, someday. <BR> <BR> While kids we... Mon, 9 Jul 2012 10:32:31 EST