SOLOMUA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SOLOMUA SOLOMUA'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/ good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6088207 So today, today, i did two things...did my walk, and did my strength training...both times i really sweated, but I don't think I really put my heart into the walking, why, because i took two hours to get going, and i need to increase my mileage...seriously, I've completed a week of 2 mile walking with Leslie...its time to move on...move on...!!! <BR> <BR> So, next week OR maybe even tomorrow, I'm going to try the 3 mile walking...! <BR> <BR> Fasting today, and I can't believe that even thou... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 02:08:35 EST good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6088206 So today, today, i did two things...did my walk, and did my strength training...both times i really sweated, but I don't think I really put my heart into the walking, why, because i took two hours to get going, and i need to increase my mileage...seriously, I've completed a week of 2 mile walking with Leslie...its time to move on...move on...!!! <BR> <BR> So, next week OR maybe even tomorrow, I'm going to try the 3 mile walking...! <BR> <BR> Fasting today, and I can't believe that even thou... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 02:08:34 EST taking it like a woman http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6085995 Well, its always the same with me every morning, I get up real early and procrastinate, two hours later I am rocking my exercises...why can I not seem to get my A into G when I wake up early in the morning! I always seem to have a conversation with myself about getting to do my work out. <BR> <BR> Note, I am walking to Leslie a lot these days, honestly, I love it, I am not a cardio freak, I was more a strength workout freak, I just did my first proper strength workout and now I remember why ... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 15:35:07 EST ...sunday's... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6084478 Well what a day it has been...power was out half the morning, had a brilliant family lunch, didn't deny myself the food, but didn't indulge in it so much, so I think I did well. <BR> <BR> Challenging week ahead, last week i walked 4 days for 30 minutes using the Walk Away the Pounds with Leslie Sansone...OML...she is so awesome, I put her on mute and use my own music, it works nicely too. This week I have to try and walk for 40 minutes which is awesome cause Laura has the 3 miles walk and th... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 02:54:15 EST doing it for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6082041 Well I didn't think I'd do my 30 minutes today, but I did, and I am so glad I did! Not only do I feel better, but I think I will lose at least another 1kg this week. I've decided that I'm going to take at least a year to get rid of the 60kgs that is hanging off my body. I know how important it is to take care of me, because if I don't, then how will I be able to take care of other people, like my husband, my family? <BR> <BR> Anyway, thought I'd just say that...! Feeling awesome! Fri, 29 Jan 2016 03:38:31 EST getting better at it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6081025 So I just want to thank all those positive comments I received from my previous log, it feels good to know that there are others like me on the same journey but different. <BR> <BR> I've been trying to lose weight since I was in my twenties, with little success. I came across this You Tube story about this woman who just decided that one day at a time she was going to make a change, six years later, she has finally got to the weight that she is happy with, and damn, that girl looks awesome! ... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 22:03:59 EST motivate me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6079787 I am quite enjoying the walking indoors, for those of us that dont want to go outside for some reason, these videos are awesome. Some can be found on YouTube. I am currently doing the 30 Walk Challenge and I am loving it. My bike is in the shed, but it needs to come out soon. Eating has been good so has been water in take. <BR> <BR> My only problem is motivation, how to get motivated to jump out of that bed early in the morning. Well, I guess I had better stop here so I can motivate myself t... Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:41:34 EST New Year, New Challenge 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6079344 Last year I only made one entry, I am not surprised, had too many issues with the internet, better this year. <BR> <BR> So I'm back, heavier than when I first started 3 years ago, but looking forward to working better and smarter this year. I really feel it in my legs and in my thighs, my stomach, so for health reasons and just for getting around easier and better, it really is time to re look at what I need to do. <BR> <BR> My husband is again supporting me and we are doing the eating toge... Tue, 26 Jan 2016 02:55:31 EST August 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980970 I can't believe its been a year now, and I'm still alive and kicking! I gained 10kgs since then, and kicked it back, so I'm back to where I began. <BR> <BR> I've been on Spark everyday tracking, but only halfheartedly. I was avoiding the Blog because I didn't want to disappoint myself, but here I am back again. I never gave up... <BR> <BR> So I'm back, I do have new goals, and best is that they're still about getting the same results but doing it differently. <BR> <BR> So all my friends ou... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:08:29 EST 2 months on... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797831 Hey, I haven't fallen off the radar, more like fallen back into it! The last two weeks I've been getting back into my bike riding. I'm happy with myself and the progress I've made so far! <BR> <BR> Sorry friends, I was a bit MIA, talk about familyr and work overload, but I'm here and I'm not going anywhere! <BR> <BR> I hope you are all well out there, especially my supporters love you guys!! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>252</em> <em>521</em> Tue, 14 Oct 2014 05:34:09 EST thursdays... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759990 So, the last two days have been awesome, eating is a little bit out of sync, but everyday has been awesome with my exercising and bike riding, also strength training has finally kicked in. My husband brought a $600 bench with weights and a barbell to add on to our free weights and we have a small gym now, so, no excuse. Every morning I'm doing something regardless of what time it is, I guess the earliest is the best :) <BR> <BR> Thanks Sandra and JuneBug and to all my other supporters out th... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 00:07:24 EST up and early http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753671 Well yesterday was a good day, this morning even better, I'm up and I'm off for a quick walk, might even fit in a bike ride as well. <BR> <BR> I did 1 mile walk and 16 minute bike ride yesterday - today might do 20 minutes on the bike and go the usual route weather pending, otherwise just going to turn on my Spark videos. <BR> <BR> How you all doing out there? <BR> <BR> Tue, 5 Aug 2014 13:54:34 EST August... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750662 I'm back and the wagon is back too! I'm not going to preach, I'm going to get back into it. Things are compounding on me, and I feel its because of the negativity that has built up around the running of my husbands business, but I'm not going to cry over it, I will if the bills aren't paid and suppliers don't get their money...! <BR> <BR> I'm tired of feeling this way, I'm not going to get myself into depression, I probably wouldn't know what is if it hit me in the face...oh oh...it hit me i... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 21:44:39 EST ...arrrgghhh... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719283 Well getting back on the wagon is blooming difficult, but I have to do it, been back on and off on the bike, but very keen, put on all the weight I lost two months ago, I only have myself to blame...nothing is going to change, I'm going to keep to my routine that has helped me that far, I know it works. I am disappointed, but that's the nature of this life, the best thing is to not give up and just keep going. <BR> <BR> Consistency, water, eating good, strength exercise - that's the aim this... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 17:26:02 EST ...the hiatus... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703259 I don't know if you can call it that...anyway, I was away for a week, and what a challenge, after not biking for nearly a week, I had to travel, and it forced me to walk...at first I thought I should do better because I'd lost a little and been on the bike, however, it was not to be...I was forced to walk, and I was really happy, it made me glad and happy, but made my legs and thighs unhappily stiff, and I managed a good massage before I returned home, but it was too short. <BR> <BR> I'm sti... Mon, 26 May 2014 05:39:42 EST ...not going up or going down... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686704 Where do I start? I haven't lost and I haven't gained, but people are telling me that I have lost weight...I really hate it when people start to say things like that to me because it makes me feel "overly" proud of myself and I go and overindulge! <BR> <BR> I think its because what I am eating, I am either eating just enough so that I don't lose or gain, and that's a really bad thing. Still struggling to get the tracking done, still keeping with the water and trying my best to do the things... Sat, 3 May 2014 20:45:22 EST carrying on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678052 The last two mornings have been consistent. I have noted that it is food that is making this complicated and that keeping an eye on this is crucial for weight loss. I'm happy it isn't the other way around though. <BR> <BR> Tracking is difficult, even when I do write it down and try to get on the tracking online, I'm not sure how I am going to tackle this. I need to though. <BR> <BR> Water is good, that's no longer an issue. Food is number one priority. Exercise is how it should be, but I ... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 16:30:23 EST struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5676135 It's been a hard last couple of weeks with eating and other issues that have come up, but i'm usually on my bike nearly everyday of the week. Food wise has been hard, I think I need to go back to basics and remember the rules. <BR> <BR> A good weekend, some personal set backs last week, but have sorted that out, much happier now, so am moving on with things. <BR> <BR> Tracking food and exercise is essential, but its been difficult with the internet provider here. Otherwise, I'm doing my bes... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:01:25 EST April http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666718 Well, I achieved one of my goals last month, which was lose 5kgs, and I've done it! I'm moving on now for the next 5kgs, am very happy with my progress right now...but I'm really aiming to get down to the 130's, so I'm really really looking forward to that. <BR> <BR> I've been riding my bike now for the last two to three months and I'm enjoying it, tonight I'm going to my first pump class in over three years after my operation on my back, it will be a challenge, but I'm up for it. <BR> <BR>... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 17:19:38 EST feeling alright...ok...!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658308 Have been at my circuit now for a couple of weeks - looking online now for a bench press for my husband and I to use. Have put in an order for the weights, and bar bells, but we want the complete set, so am looking for the one he wanted so I can send the model number off to our supplier. <BR> <BR> Its raining, its raining, I was getting ready to head out but the rain its relentless! <BR> <BR> Just awaiting it to subside before I head out. <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> <em>332</em> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 04:47:11 EST morning circuit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656463 So, this morning, despite a late start, I managed to do the circuit this morning. its about 5 miles to ride from my place around and back again. I'm really proud and happy for myself, I've accomplished something that I thought could only do once in a while, but I've proven I can do it whenever I want. Its the first time also that I've done this ride in the morning. <BR> <BR> Although it was going to be a hot day, unfortunately half way around it started to rain, but not too much, not its pou... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 19:26:41 EST I've done it...500 exercise minutes...!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654308 I haven't done this in the last couple of months, and finally this afternoon I've achieved it! Yahoo! And I've still got more time to do more minutes! Looking forward to it! I'm feeling kind of awesome right now!! <BR> <BR> Thanks my Spark friends, you know who you are out there!! <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Sun, 23 Mar 2014 01:57:14 EST 132 minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650465 So, I need another 132 minutes to complete my 500 spark minutes this month, I'm going to go hard out this week. I need to get up in the mornings and go for my bike ride, but I've also gotta get around to doing some strength training. My husband is thinking of going to do the local circuit which is an exercise program that my cousin runs every week...even when she's not here, her partner runs it for her. There's another one as well that runs on Monday's and Thursday's - its a pump class. I'm n... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 05:17:22 EST weekends... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648838 It is the weekend, today I was supposed to deal with the mountain load of paperwork that hasn't been looked at for the last month or so, think I'd better deal to it, otherwise I'm going to be in the poop! <BR> <BR> Went for a nice 20 minute ride which would have taken me longer, but I'm stoked I did it. The wind was blowing against me, and I felt that pull, that's for sure...but managed to get up that heart pumping and was sweating hard...I wanted to go and do my usual route, but lucky I did... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 01:49:09 EST ...rain, rain... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647145 Well, its pouring with rain out there, I honestly don't know what to say about it, glad I went for my bike ride this morning, definitely enjoyed it to the max, but I'm finding it a bit short, I don't want to risk going too far in case I won't make it back to my original starting point! I live inland, so to get down the the town center I have to go down hills, which I'm not yet quite comfortable with, but I'm up for a challenge, the way I go about it is that I take the bush track which has a l... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 17:41:28 EST oh what joy...! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644954 So...finally have moved on from my plateau - weighed in this morning at 146.5kg, stoked...I'm into my next 5kgs, so only 4kgs to go...I still have my cravings, what is a girl supposed to do...lol! I'm extremely happy - thank you all my Spark friends who have been encouraging and motivating me, I couldn't have done this without your on going support and comments!! <BR> <BR> Onwards and Upwards! <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 23:59:18 EST ...rain, thunderstorms and lightning... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641807 Well, this morning started off with lots of the above! Seriously, I said to my husband don't go out there right now, its not safe. I heard later on today that someone was injured or got struck by lightening, and then I thought to myself, OMG, its common sense to just stay inside...ok, you might be late for work, but hello, better to arrive alive than dead right? <BR> <BR> The lightning killed our cordless phones, so now we have to rush to the phone in the kitchen when it rings! I guess I hav... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 01:52:28 EST ...still here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639607 It's been very busy the last couple of weeks and doesn't help that I've been finding it hard to log on to Spark and track my food and exercise, that really annoys me. It also messes up my streaks too. <BR> <BR> Love my biking! On Sunday, I wore one of my dresses to church, i try to avoid this particular dress because my arms get too tight, but surprisingly the sleeves wore not tight at all, so that's when I knew I was on the right track - and I'm so happy with myself. <BR> <BR> I'm still si... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 14:36:35 EST keeping up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630486 So it's Friday, and been on the bike consistently this week, but also been having a few too many calories with my friends in the evenings at our local watering hole! But am very happy with my progress and taking things easy, not rushing, not stressing, just doing what I can, keeping up with my water, and also eating well. I'm just content right now. <BR> <BR> Thanks my friends for the positive comments, I think at the end of the day, that's all one can ask for, so thank you all! <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:34:59 EST 3kgs down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628552 So, I went to the doctors yesterday for my appointment. Since I saw her last month, I'd lost 3kgs, from 152 kg to 149.5 - surprised much? Yes - very happy at this stage. In fact, I'd achieved much the last couple of days on my bicycle. <BR> <BR> I rode 9km for 45 minutes the other day, and I felt so good. The next day, which was yesterday, I rode about 7 - 8km, so I'm very pleased with myself. I'm trying to incorporate strength training in, so today, after my bike ride, I'm going to do that.... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 18:00:34 EST ...another week... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626038 So, its Sunday, did 10 minutes on bike after half an hour of rigorous housework...and on a Sunday afternoon too...! <BR> <BR> Looking forward to strength training and moving up my regime to another level. Also looking forward to losing a couple of more kilo's! <BR> <BR> Love it! <BR> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 01:13:52 EST moving along Thursday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623565 Talk about busy busy - been flat tack all day - managed to fit in my weekly massage to help with my back and shoulders, so I'm happy with that. Had a big lunch today, bbq chicken, salads and taro, but not too much, peaches and cream muffin and water. <BR> <BR> Waiting now to go on my bike (stationary) to do my 10 minutes, and maybe some strength exercises. <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 23:50:34 EST Tuesday...doing fine... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621558 So...still hard at work, this morning, no power...no gas...lol, power back on, but gas was empty so had to get new bottle, blues dude, what happened, I got the new gas, but don't know how to connect, have to wait for husband to come home and connect, don't want to be responsible for blowing up the kitchen do I? <BR> <BR> Sometimes you just have to take things into your own hands, life in general is good, but can't help with the stress of the business, it really is not helpful at all, on all ... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:44:24 EST Week Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620623 Still updating my accounts for last month, fallen behind, but have to keep moving and doing things to get back on track business and personal wise. <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone who has come by and left a message! It's always nice to hear from my good friends out there in Spark Space! <BR> <BR> So here I am again, its week two and I'm trying to rev things up, not too much, but jut by trying to maintain what I have been doing last week and trying to improve on the areas that I fell by. So contin... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 16:54:11 EST pat on the back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618677 So, this week has been a busy one for me, but I managed to complete my goal of 30 minutes this week. Lots of water going on, and so happy. Have got myself organized and ready for the next week. Got lots of freggies, mandarins are my favorite. Been eating bigger meals in the day time. A couple of times this week I've fell sideways, but I got up again. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to the new week and continuing with what I'm doing, excited much. I'm hoping to go out on my bike early tomorrow morn... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 13:52:22 EST plodding along http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616070 This morning the power was supposed to go off, so I had to forgo my usual routine and do things that I would usually do later on in the day. But all good, there is the afternoon after all! <BR> <BR> So far so good, and its so true Rainbowchoc - it's not going to happen overnight, but it will happen...and I'm so worth it! <BR> <BR> I've met some people here that have bigger challenges than I do, yet they are making progress, so if they can do it, I can do it too. 90 days I know I can do this... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 15:31:14 EST First Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614046 So, today is the big day of the 90 days, and i've been up for an hour, and i've only managed to get my work out gear on, and out of the bedroom, now i've been sitting here for nearly half and hour procrastinating...but I'm going to do it now, so 10, maybe 15 minutes on the bike this morning, let's see how I go. <BR> <BR> My aim is to try and do at least 30 minutes of exercise a week, if I can, with daily 10 minutes of exercise in the morning, but I know this can be increased by doing other e... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 13:13:05 EST saturday...busy busy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612727 So its Saturday, this morning began with a housework workout, yep, for 30 minutes, and then had my cereal, before we headed out to brunch, had cucumbers, a tuna sandwich and lots of water!! Dinner - we were invited out - so had taro, some raw fish and pork, and seafood salad, just delicious and enough! <BR> <BR> Time to sleep now!! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Sun, 2 Feb 2014 05:07:38 EST its Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611433 This morning was slow, but good, got my cereal in for breakfast, got my two cucumbers in for the freggies, going to have an apple before I head out for lunch, had some water this morning as well. <BR> <BR> Gotta try and slot in at 30 minutes of exercise today, that's my goal, wish me luck and stamina. <BR> <BR> Hot day on the Rock today, I think its going to hit the high 30's. <BR> <BR> TGIF people <em>212</em> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 18:06:42 EST almonds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5610673 Well, so far its been a good day, just have to do my 10 minutes of exercise and I'm good to go...water is all done, and eating been pretty good. I have had my two servings of fruit and before the end of the day, I'll have at least two or three more...to make five servings for the day... <BR> <BR> So I picked up two small packets of almonds the other day, and my husband has practically eaten both, but for the six I ate as my snack this afternoon...I think he gets mad when he see's some snacks... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:12:45 EST planning, planning, planning... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609775 So, planning is essential in anything you do, and so it is with what I'm going through, checking through the cupboard and making sure I got all the things I want in there...last night we had beef stir fry with hoisin sauce and had it with breadfruit, very nice. I managed to sneak in 4 servings of vegges yesterday, so very happy about that as well as with the water. <BR> <BR> Just finished my 10 minute walk...the mind is willing to do more, but the body is not conforming, lol! I guess I want ... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 01:00:48 EST just 10 minutes a day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5608512 Well, last night, I did it, got on my stationary bike and did 10 hard minutes on it, boy was I sweating. After my 10 mins I was still feeling like I needed to do something else, but I didn't. I figured, better take it slow otherwise I will injure myself and that wouldn't be helpful at all. <BR> <BR> So, its drink 8 cups of water per day, and 10 minutes or more exercise a day. Food is still something I'm trying to work around, but planning is the key to that. <BR> <BR> Breakfast was cereal, ... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 19:12:40 EST ...cereal... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605539 Cereal for lunch? Yep, that's right, got too busy to have breakfast so had my bowl of cereal and now going to have my water. When my husband comes home from work, we'll have a lite meal, he'll have lunch and I'll just have some eggs and a salad....and plenty of water! <BR> <BR> Blessed day everyone! <BR> <BR> Sat, 25 Jan 2014 18:38:09 EST Doing it, doing it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604586 So, this morning, I bowed out of the Panther's team, so I will be updating my page soon with a new color and other things. I didn't want to, but honestly, I couldn't really commit to it, which is why I've had to go back to basics and focus on me. I've started on the HLC Challenge, which is good, nothing demanding, but still, I am finding hard to find time to complete the most basic challenges. <BR> <BR> Like some of you have said, one day at a time, and surely that's the way to go, getting b... Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:59:13 EST Drink 8 cups of Water a day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602335 That's my challenge this week and getting back to basics, that's for sure. I figured that I should stick to what works best for me, and so that's where I'm going. I'm so looking forward to the HLC challenge, as have missed that for some time now. <BR> <BR> I have to motivate myself to slot in that 10 mins of exercise a day, or at least something to that extent, I know I have all the tools with me, but I need motivation today!! <BR> <BR> Thank you my Spark friends who have come by to show su... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 12:42:09 EST Days Out the Window...for now anyway!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600746 Well, I'm back, gosh after nearly two and a bit months! I'm still here, and doing my best, loving my Panthers BL team, and managing alright, except for the other bits, the most important parts of all, the exercise and the tracking, I know I'll get back to it, I need to, its not a have to, its a need. <BR> <BR> Spark still giving me a headache with the tracking, some days its awesome, some days its horrid. <BR> <BR> The festive season wasn't that bad, but now we're in the new year, some thin... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 00:07:33 EST 87 DAY!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540369 So, its like November now...what have I been doing? Well, let me download to you that LIFE hit me again, well it was bound to and it often does, but hey, it's par of the journey, I'm not down, I was out for a little bit and now I'm back. <BR> <BR> Compounded by Spark which I'm still having major problems with tracking my food, and exercise. It won't let me access my favorite foods, and the exercises they take so long to download them, again, my favorite exercises. <BR> <BR> Counting down to... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 17:57:12 EST 66 Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521939 I'm back, I've been extremely busy, and yes, life happens all the time! So, the last time I blogged, I'd taken my 1 month photo. I looked damn well good that's for sure, and I am still keeping it that way. In between then and now, I've traveled in and out of the country, I've hit my 41st birthday, I launched my own publishing business (well its a Press) with the publication of my father's book. Now I'm in the midst of getting the business accounts up to date since I've been so busy, it's near... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 04:59:27 EST 66 Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521938 I'm back, I've been extremely busy, and yes, life happens all the time! So, the last time I blogged, I'd taken my 1 month photo. I looked damn well good that's for sure, and I am still keeping it that way. In between then and now, I've traveled in and out of the country, I've hit my 41st birthday, I launched my own publishing business (well its a Press) with the publication of my father's book. Now I'm in the midst of getting the business accounts up to date since I've been so busy, it's near... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 04:59:27 EST 42 Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501012 So, I woke up early and got to my workout, and then went out for the day to do my chores, in between I managed to grab something to eat! It was so humid today, i was sweating hard! I didn't wear my fitbit though, just started on it this afternoon. I did a workout this afternoon, went for a bike ride, and guess what, I can now get on and off my bike at any point, and still be able to get back on it - I wasn't able to do that a year ago! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 05:21:54 EST