SHAWFAN's SparkPeople Blog SHAWFAN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Day 194....Part 1 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning! This is what I'm planning for today! Today stay away from all negativity! We CAN do it!! <BR> <BR> Thank you, again, for your thoughts on my DH. He started again this morning and I stopped him before he could go on. "Remember...I just fell! I need to get back into the swing of things again! Don't push!" He shut up. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I did walk for about 30 ... Tue, 28 Jul 2015 09:12:28 EST Day 193...Still not feeling it. A shortish blog tonight as it's getting late again. Trying to catch up on everything before bed is hectic enough. <BR> I didn't get a walk in this morning as my ankle still was bugging me some. Not a whole lot like yesterday, but I didn't want to chance it. And when I did have to walk on it, I took it slow and easy. Didn't do the stairs as I usually do. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I will probably try walking for at least 30 minutes to see how it goes. Still no stairs. They hurt too much yet... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 21:36:04 EST Day 92....Ha!! I don't know about much of any kind of exercise today. Reason being as I fell out of our front door by stepping down onto a rock, twising my ankle, falling and twisting my back, hitting the side of my head agains my DH's motorcycle. Not fun. <BR> Except for a cut behind my ear, where my earring cut into my skin, a sprained ankle and an aching back, I think I'll be fine. I'm going to take it easy today and not do much of anything too strenuous. Maybe lift some hand weights. Hard to say wi... Sun, 26 Jul 2015 13:29:48 EST Day 191 and not as active as I'd thought it was going to be... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's getting late, again so this will be kinda short, probably. <BR> We were up relatively early this morning, hoping to go to the gym, however DH was hurting this morning and didn't want to go. So, I didn't want to go by myself. We decided instead to go to Farmer's Market before it got to hot and get our shopping done there. Which worked out well. <BR> <BR> Afterward, we... Sat, 25 Jul 2015 22:09:04 EST Day 190 and It's The Weekend!! YAY!! What a week!! You could NOT imagine and I couldn't begin to explain. Just know that it's going to get weirder and probably more stressful as time goes on for me with my job from now on, due to changes that are taking place with the mutual fund company that we're working with. And we're not at all happy with these changes. <BR> <BR> I may try to explain more some other time. It's getting too late and I'm beat. <BR> <BR> I was able to keep moving today, at least and while I didn't ... Fri, 24 Jul 2015 22:02:08 EST Day 189 I think that's the day we're on. Tired and need to go to bed but I wanted to post at least a short blog. <BR> <BR> Got a good hour walk in this morning. Yay!! <BR> Did 2 sets of planks at 2 minutes per set. <BR> Once I got home, I did 2 sets of ball crunches. 50 count each set. <BR> Then I climbed on the elliptical for quite awhile. Well, according to the Spark tracker, I stopped and restarted a few times. And that's correct for several reasons. Having to answer the phone. Having to hel... Thu, 23 Jul 2015 22:52:26 EST Day 188 Short blog tonight as I'm super tired. <BR> <BR> Got in about 45 minutes on the elliptical this evening and 3 sets of planks this morning. These and climbing stairs several times today helped get me to 8,025 steps total for the day. I didn't walk this morning as there was just too many letters I needed to get out right away before the phones got too bad. <BR> <BR> I'll do better tomorrow. Today was weigh in for BLC28. Not very good. I'd lost a pound last week. I gained it back this we... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 21:43:22 EST Day 187 Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> Another busy day and another almost sleepless night last night. Not because of a storm so much as because my DH came up and came to bed. Not that I mind so much usually, but he's still in pain while sleeping, even though he won't admit it, and tosses and turns all over. Keeps me awake. <em>24</em> Granted, he didn't come up until after 2:00 am, and I'd been asleep pretty well up until then. I should have asked him to please come back downstairs. It's nice t... Tue, 21 Jul 2015 20:47:29 EST Day 186 Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> It's Monday night and what a busy day it's been. Started out with a few storms this morning and a lot of rain with flash flooding. I was soaked to the skin from just going from the house to the car to get to work! Should have taken extra clothes. Oh well, I had an extra jacket that I wore most of the day, which helped. <BR> <BR> I did walk this morning. Only for 35 minutes though. I'd meant for it to be longer, but a co-worker came in earlier than expected so ... Mon, 20 Jul 2015 21:31:31 EST Days 184 and 185...I think... I've kind of lost track. This weekend has been spent mostly offline with internet problems of all sorts. When I was able to get online, it was on my phone only and that was limited. So I had to keep it to minimal contact. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Thank you to Gabi, Gaye and Gardenssforlife for thinking of me while I've been "away". I appreciate your thoughtfulness. <BR> <BR> As for the rest of the weekend, to tell you the truth, this has been kind of a laid back weekend. DH and I have... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 20:50:19 EST You have one job to do... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sun, 19 Jul 2015 12:37:59 EST Day 183 Another shortish blog for tonight. <BR> It was a very busy day. And I may become a grandma....for the fifth time tonight. Waiting to hear from my son as to how the daughter-in-law is doing. Too much to go into tonight. Either she will or she won't. We'll see. lol <BR> <BR> I couldn't walk this morning as I had too much to get done again on my desk. Had to teach a class for 90 minutes today also, so that took up a lot of time that I could have been working on things that needed to be d... Thu, 16 Jul 2015 21:51:08 EST Decisions have GOT to be made! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone! Happy Thursday! <BR> This seemed appropriate to me and my lifestyle of late, so I'm posting it as a reminder to myself to make better decisions from now on. <BR> <BR> I will post again after my workout this evening. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <em>247</em> Thu, 16 Jul 2015 08:36:19 EST Day 182 A quick blog tonight as I need an early start in the morning. <BR> <BR> I didn't get a walk in this morning since I had to work right away this morning, and I probably will tomorrow also. I did get on the elliptical this evening, though, for 45 minutes and managed to get in over 8,356 steps in. It's not the 10,000 I would have liked, but I'll take it. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is a new day and a new opportunity. I definitely will work on some body weight exercises tomorrow too. Found a good ... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 21:49:22 EST Day 181 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hello everyone! <BR> <BR> Can you believe it Gaye and Gabi that we're on day 181?!?! <em>244</em> <em>243</em> Ladies!!! <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your concern for my hubby yesterday and today. He's doing much better today, with the help of the pain medication. I think he also walked around a bit today stretching out some of his muscles and getting a bit of exercise in, which... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 21:12:52 EST Day 180 Hello my friends, <BR> Today wasn't a particularly good day. It started out in the ER with DH because of his fall off the horse yesterday. <BR> Thankfully nothing is broken. He's still hobbling around quite painfully though. Falling flat on your tailbone tends to do that to you. His hip may have gone out at the time of impact and then recovered shortly there after. He says that's sore also. Yet, the doctor says nothing is broken so that's a relief at least. He probably just pulled a ... Mon, 13 Jul 2015 22:06:30 EST Day 179 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a wonderful Sunday and are ready for the new week ahead. I'm not sure that I am entirely ready for it. This weekend has been way busy. And my sleep has been interrupted almost every night by either a storm or a grandchild or from being uncomfortable. <BR> Hopefully tonight will be a better night. Will be heading to bed very shortly. As... Sun, 12 Jul 2015 21:31:10 EST Day 178 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hey everyone! <BR> <BR> It's been a busy day for me. DH and I got up early and went to the gym this morning for 2 hours. Then met DD and Grandkids at the Farmer's market for our weeks veggies. Afterwards, they headed to the stables for the kid's riding lessons and I came home and started cleaning house, which was a workout in itself. Whew! Think I'll need another show... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 14:30:19 EST Day 177 Really tired tonight. Will post tomorrow morning sometime. <BR> Wasn't as active today but managed an hour walk. Over 5,698 steps. <BR> <BR> Have a good night. Sweet dreams. <em>247</em> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 20:38:50 EST Day 176 Hey everyone, <BR> <BR> Just a quick blog tonight as it's getting late again. After all the working out yesterday, I decided to take most of today off. I did walk for 35 minutes this morning and walked to Subway with a co-worker for lunch, so I had a bit of a workout. Otherwise, not much else. My legs are still pretty tired from yesterday. And for some reason, my right knee is hurting some. I don't want to push it too far, so I'll take it easy for a day or two. Saturday I'll see how i... Thu, 9 Jul 2015 21:29:51 EST Day 175 and a Very Good Day! Hi everyone! Today was a good day with a lot of movement and a lot of good things happening. <BR> It was very busy at work and I did manage to get a lot done. I also managed to get a lot of exercise in today. My morning walk was good with intervals added in for the full 45 minutes that I walked. And I added 3 sets of planks in there also. I could really feel the difference all day long. <BR> <BR> Today was also weigh in day for the BLC28. I lost a pound! <em>244</em> Hoping t... Wed, 8 Jul 2015 22:06:33 EST Quote for the Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great Wednesday! <em>247</em> Wed, 8 Jul 2015 10:44:01 EST Day 174 And it's past 8:30 again and past bedtime. I just can't believe how fast time flies. <BR> <BR> Had another good day. Walked this morning for an hour. Kept pretty busy and active throughout the day. <BR> Would have gotten on the elliptical this evening, except for the fact that traffic was bad due to a Royals game and we got home later than expected. Then I was so tired, I just didn't care to get on for a workout. So my step total for today: 9,178. So close, yet so far away. There's ... Tue, 7 Jul 2015 21:38:16 EST Day 173 It's getting late again, so this will be short, again. <BR> <BR> Had a busy day for Monday, but it went pretty well. Kept busy and active for the most part. <BR> Had my morning walk this morning of 35 minutes then walked some throughout the day. Wasn't easy with the rain coming in this afternoon. <BR> <BR> After work we went to the gym and I had a good 50 minute elliptical workout. Interval training on the elliptical through the whole 50 minutes. Burned some good calories. Step total ... Mon, 6 Jul 2015 21:30:10 EST Quote for the Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> So True. And something to remember daily. <BR> Have a good day everyone. <BR> Will post again later. <em>247</em> Mon, 6 Jul 2015 09:31:09 EST Day 172?? I've lost track of the day we're on I think. Gabi has always been a day ahead of me, so I think I'm ahead. lol Whoops. Oh well. <BR> <BR> Dh and I went out walking again today for a good hour. My Spark didn't really pick up the workout, which figures. My Bodybugg did though. I got in 5123 steps today. Also did some house cleaning while DD took the grandkids to a scouting event this afternoon. And we had some time together alone so we took advantage of that also. Now I'm beat and ... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 21:07:52 EST Day 171 Still not feeling the best today. DH and I went on a hike this morning with our cameras and took some good photos, though. So got a bit of exercise in. I needed it. <BR> Still not eating much of anything. A nibble here and there. That's about it. My tummy just won't handle too much yet. <BR> <BR> I'm glad to have heard from our third Musketeer today and yesterday. Was really beginning to worry about her. Gaye, you know you are thought of and prayed for by both me and Gabi! We're a... Sat, 4 Jul 2015 22:58:50 EST Day 170 Not a good day today. <BR> Been sick most of the day. Haven't been able to go too far from the restroom. On the plus side, I haven't been able to eat much at all today either. Have been drinking a lot of water though. <BR> <BR> The bad side is that it's my oldest grandson's 10th birthday. We had a party here this evening. I wasn't able to attend too much of the festivities though. I didn't want to "spread" what I may have to anyone else. <BR> <BR> I haven't done much of anything ot... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 22:21:28 EST Day 169 Hello everyone, <BR> Another quick blog, as I'm not feeling well today and need to get to bed. Hopefully I'll feel much better tomorrow, as it's our oldest grandson's birthday and we're having a birthday party here since his mom has to work most of the day. <BR> I'm just hoping that I'm feeling up to it. <BR> <BR> And boy am I hurting from the workout from yesterday. I can't lift my arms too far. My shoulders hurt, my tummy hurts. Everything hurts. I guess that's a good thing, but I do... Thu, 2 Jul 2015 20:49:55 EST Day 168 A short blog as I should be in bed already. <BR> Got a walk in this morning of about 45 minutes. I did manage to get more steps in during the day. <BR> We went to the gym after work and I did some weight training instead of elliptical. Yeah Me! <BR> My arms and legs are sore and my tummy feels the pinch already. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is another walk in the morning then elliptical in the afternoon. Probably some planks and a few other exercises in there as well. <BR> <BR> S... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 21:57:40 EST Day 167 Hello everyone, <BR> <BR> Busy day and not much time to blog tonight. I'm still worn out from the trip, to tell the truth and need to get to bed. Hard to do with so much to get done. <BR> <BR> When I got back to work this morning, my computer was up and running again, but I had a few programs that I needed the IT department to come and put on so that I could get some of my work done. Spent more than 2 hours just working on getting my computer back to where I like it. lol <BR> <BR> So... Tue, 30 Jun 2015 21:36:47 EST Days 165 and 166 Hey everyone, <BR> Sorry I've been out of the loop since yesterday. I had typed up a whole blog on my phone and tried to post it and it went away. I was frustrated and tired and it was late, so I went to sleep instead. <BR> My daughter and I had been watching the radar and noticed that rain was heading toward Paducah. Since neither of us like to drive in the rain, we decided to get some sleep and leave very early morning, after the rain had gone through. That was a good idea. Not that Pad... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 19:40:35 EST Day 164 We're still in Paduca, KY and had a good day today, although dd and I ended up sleeping a few hours this morning to catch up a bit from the 8 hour trip down. <BR> My son and I took a walk around the park this evening to get some exercise in and catch up on things. Step total for today: 7,589 <BR> Not too bad for a day after car travel. <BR> <BR> Not eating the best today, although we're not eating out at all. Son doesn't have much in the way of veggies. I'll do better tomorrow. <BR> <BR... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 22:40:51 EST Day 162 and 163 Hey everyone, It's been a crazy few days. We had severe storms come through Thursday night that cut our power off at about 2:00am and it didn't come back on until this morning at about 9:am. Suffice it to say, we had to go buy a generator to save our food. Especially that in the freezer. :( And my DD and I had planned to bring the grandkids down to Paducah, KY to see my youngest son and daughter in law, who is expecting their first daughter in just over a month. Which we did. We're here ... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 12:17:10 EST Day 161!! Hey everyone, <BR> Another short blog. Tomorrow will be longer, I promise. Today was my Friday, so I'll have the time. <BR> <BR> Got a lot of walking in today. You won't believe the reason why though. My work computer crashed. So I was without a computer almost the whole day. More on that tomorrow. <BR> <BR> We had a lot of visitors in the office today, so a lot of people brought goodies in to share. I'm proud of myself in that I stayed completely away from all of it and kept to my o... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 22:09:28 EST Day 160!! Woohoo Ladies!! <BR> <BR> Another quick blog as it's late...again! <BR> Busy day but I got a lot of exercise in today. A 35 minute walk in this morning, along with 4 sets of planks at 2 minutes a piece and 3 sets of squats! Got a lot of walking in during the day too. <BR> <BR> Hopped on the elliptical when I got home for 45 minutes. Step total for today: 11,025. <BR> <BR> Have a good night all. Sweet dreams! <em>247</em> <BR> Wed, 24 Jun 2015 22:29:07 EST Day 159 I'm hopeful that this will post. Still having computer issues. <BR> <BR> Today was a good day for exercise. I walked for about 35 minutes this morning and did 4 sets of planks. Boy, can I feel the burn in my belly from those. <BR> <BR> Did a lot of walking throughout the day. When I got home jumped on the elliptical for 45 minutes and made it past the 10,000 steps! <em>244</em> Total steps: 10,175 for today! <BR> <BR> Found my cloth measuring tape, or more like my grandson found i... Tue, 23 Jun 2015 21:47:46 EST SMILE 6!!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great Tuesday! <em>247</em> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 09:21:02 EST Day 158 Hello everyone. <BR> Another short blog, I'm afraid, cause I'm exhausted and need some sleep. <BR> Had a busy Monday and the whole week looks to be busy. It's going to be a short week for me though. I have Friday off, although, my company is having a mid year sales meeting dinner where a lot of the reps will meet here in KC and enjoy each other's company. My family and I plan to be there for that as well, even though I'm off that day. <BR> Since I talk to most of these reps every day o... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 21:10:02 EST Day 157 Hello everyone. A really quick blog tonight as it's late and it was a long day. <BR> <BR> I took the day for myself while hubby took daughter and grandkids out to a boy scouts camp out about 90 minutes away from home. They were gone the better part of the day. So, that left me to get some things done for me. <BR> I didn't do much in the way of exercise, except for what cleaning I did around the house. That can be considered exercise too. But I didn't get my steps in. I'm at about 5,6... Sun, 21 Jun 2015 22:59:56 EST Day 156 And Not a very good day workout wise. However, we did get a lot of house cleaning done. <BR> We slept in this morning and didn't make it to farmer's market, unfortunately, so we all went to the boy scout outing, which turned out to be at the Kansas City Mounted Police stables. Pretty interesting visit for everyone that was there, really. But it was a really hot day and humid on top of it, so by the time we left there, I was soaked through. <BR> Then we went to the nature center, which ... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 23:12:03 EST Day 154 and 155 ....And I'm having computer issues again. Grrr!!! I don't know if I have a virus this time or what is going on. This is part of the reason I didn't post last night. I was having major issues with logging on. Dh is going to look at it tomorrow morning...I hope. <BR> <BR> We're in charge of the grandkids tonight and tomorrow as DD has a sleep study tonight for herself. She hasn't been sleeping well for a long time. Of course, with a seven year old daughter who doesn't sleep every night a... Fri, 19 Jun 2015 22:04:03 EST Day 153 Just a shortish blog tonight as it's getting late and I didn't get much sleep again last night. <BR> <BR> Had a pretty good day. Didn't walk this morning as I decided to work on my "Vision Board" instead. I just need to take some glue to work, or bring the things home and glue them on the board. Shouldn't be too much of a problem. Hopefully, that is. <BR> <BR> I did get on my elliptical once I got home and got an hour workout in on there. Still only managed 7.256 steps for today. Be... Wed, 17 Jun 2015 21:11:02 EST Day 152 ....and a great day, if it wasn't for having to work! LOL <BR> <BR> Had to drive in to work myself this morning due to having to stop by the doctor's office this afternoon cause they didn't mark my UA sample last week and the lab rejected it. Figures. Didn't have to pay for it and she got me in and out right away, so I'm not complaining. <BR> <BR> I managed to get up early and get an hour in on my elliptical. <em>244</em> Great workout too! Also got in two sets of planks and some s... Tue, 16 Jun 2015 20:22:38 EST SMILE 5!!!!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a Great Tuesday! <em>334</em> Tue, 16 Jun 2015 09:29:41 EST Day 151...Can believe we've made it this far ladies! Hello everyone, <BR> Had a busy, but productive day today. <BR> Started with a good almost an hour walk this morning. And also did some squats and planks as well. <BR> It was a rainy day, so it wasn't a good day to get outside and walk, but I managed to get some walking around the building done. <BR> <BR> Just finished with about 20 minutes on the elliptical to get over 10,150 steps in for today. <em>244</em> Now I'm heading to bed. Will be rising early for an early morning workout an... Mon, 15 Jun 2015 21:29:27 EST SMILE 4!!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great day anyway! <em>211</em> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 09:19:42 EST Day 149 and 150...Are we really that far along?! Hey everyone! <BR> This weekend was one of those crazy weekends that family had to rule first over internet time. I managed a bit here and there, yes, but the majority of time was spent with grandchildren, dh and dd. <BR> <BR> Today was our youngest son's and his wife's baby shower, which we couldn't go to. <em>46</em> We have to pick when we want to go, so it's got to be when the baby is born over the baby shower. We did manage to get a package of baby clothes sent to them though, wh... Sun, 14 Jun 2015 19:32:25 EST Day 148 and Yeah for Gaye!! TGIF....or what's left of it! Almost time for bed already. This may be a bit short. <BR> <BR> Today was kind of a weird day, as I said yesterday. I did get up early and did get an elliptical workout in. <em>334</em> A good hour and my legs were like rubber! LOL <BR> <BR> Had just enough time to get myself ready for work before dh and granddaughter took me to work so that they had the car for the day to go to the stables. They had all the fun. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> I managed t... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 22:12:49 EST Day 147 A short blog tonight as it's getting late and I need to get up early tomorrow for a good workout before work. It's going to be a weird Friday. <BR> <BR> Started out the day with my morning hour walk, which went great. Even took a walk at lunch time with a co-worker to Subway for a sandwich. The Subway is 2 blocks away so it was a good walk there and back. By the time we got back to work, I'd racked up over 10,000 steps already! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> God some extra walking in after w... Thu, 11 Jun 2015 21:39:59 EST