STLMARY's SparkPeople Blog STLMARY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I can't get moving!!! This week SUCKED. Joey came home on Halloween with the stomach flu. It turned our house into a plague house within 24 hours. First Joey, then Will and my husband the next day, Jonny the night after that. The following morning had us taking Joey to the hospital because the flu and his Type 1 Diabetes didn't play well together. He (and my barely getting well husband) stayed there in the ICU for two nights getting Joey better while I finally fell to the flu as well, trying to manage that an... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 21:04:32 EST 11 weeks to DisneyWorld! On June 25'th my husband and I are going to embark on the second Great Stadter Family Travel Adventure. Last year we went to Chattanooga, TN and with the exception of the hotel fire alarm incident it all went pretty well.... but this year we're upping the stakes. <BR> <BR> 8 days, 6 states, 2074 miles, 3 boys. Oh boy. We're going to DisneyWorld!! <BR> <BR> For Joey's 6'th birthday (and celebrating Will & Jonny's 7'th birthdays which are later this month) we'll be knee deep in Disney. I... Wed, 7 Apr 2010 13:45:12 EST Week 3 of the 13 Week Learn to Run Program is Complete!! Whew! More importantly, this also marks the third week that I've journaled every bite I've eaten and kept up with a regular workout schedule. I can't believe I've gotten up early every workday and gone to the gym first! Go me! <BR> <BR> It was tough this morning though, cold and wet outside and I really, really didn't want to. But now that I'm done I'm glad I did it. I really want to get back to that girl I was a couple of years ago - I was running 3 miles 3 times a week and was down to... Fri, 26 Mar 2010 09:20:12 EST I haven't blown it yet! Weekends are typically my nemesis. During the week when I work all day it's easy to be 'in my routine'. Go to the gym, make my breakfast of egg beaters & laughing cow cheese and a couple slices of low cal/hi fiber toast. A big salad and frozen entree for lunch, then I'm usually only about 600 calories into my day when it's time to go home. <BR> <BR> Weekends, on the other hand, are both wonderful (obviously) and terrible, because I'm a snacker, and the kitchen is THIS CLOSE all weekend lo... Fri, 19 Mar 2010 19:29:21 EST I'm chucking my scale! Don't get me wrong, I LIKE my scale this week, it tells me that I've lost 4 pounds in my first week back in control of my eating and exercising habits. And for this I say Woot! <BR> <BR> However, I've been examining reasons that I have not stuck with these better habits in the past, and I think part of the problem might be that I pay too much attention to what the scale says. I depend too much on it as an indicator of how I am doing and when it inevitably tells me something I don't want to... Tue, 16 Mar 2010 13:45:43 EST Time to Spark it up! I've been a bad, bad girl the past several months. I really lost focus starting about last Halloween, a couple of long business trips, the holidays, it got ugly fast. I don't even WANT to get on a scale (although I will, I tried this morning but it's been so long I didn't even realize that the batteries on mine were dead!) <BR> <BR> If how my clothes fit are any indication though, I'm up at least 10-15 pounds from last summer. Ugh. <BR> <BR> So, with the new lovely weather and some motiv... Mon, 8 Mar 2010 11:34:33 EST Mini Triathlon I am SO excited! I was looking for something to pump up my training program and my local YMCA came through. <BR> <BR> They're doing a Mini-Triathlon this week. It's not a race, you have all week to get it done, and I signed up! So by this coming Sunday I have to: <BR> <BR> Swim 1 mile <BR> Run/Walk a 10K <BR> Bike 32 miles <BR> <BR> I swam a 1/2 mile yesterday. <BR> <BR> Today I will run 2 miles and try to bike 8 miles. <BR> <BR> Wednesday I will bike 16 miles <BR> <BR> Thursday I ... Tue, 30 Sep 2008 13:36:33 EST 13 Weeks Couch to 10K This is a running program I did two years ago, it actually got me in shape to do a 5K in about 3 months. I'm doing it again now, because like an idiot, I stopped running for a year while I was finishing my Masters and I now I need to go through this entire process again. Oh well. :) <BR> <BR> 13 Week Learn to Run Program <BR> <BR> <BR> Always walk 5 minutes slow and easy to warm up before each session and again to cool down after each session (this is included in the session times): <BR>... Tue, 16 Sep 2008 21:31:50 EST