SVELTEWARRIOR's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SVELTEWARRIOR SVELTEWARRIOR'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/ The Summer Of Mo AKA The Summer 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722512 As usual I am behind on my 5% challenge assignments so I will put them all into this blog. I have got my water bottle ready,my workout clothes and shoes are out and waiting for me. I went through the kitchen and fridge and tossed out the unhealthy foods. I went shopping and replaced it with healthy fruits,vegetables and grains. I made up a menu for this weeks dinners. <BR> I will make up a menu of dinners every week of the challenge so I will know what I will be eating. <BR> My basic nut... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 01:29:03 EST Teddy Bear Heading To The Spring Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664738 It is time for the Spring 5% challenge and once again I am lucky enough to be a Teddy Bear. I love these challenges, they make you take a long hard look at yourself and encourage you to become stronger and healthier. <BR> I have my water bottle ready, my shoes are ready, heck I have my bike all geared up and ride ready....can't wait to hit the trails. I have cleared my kitchen and fridge of all junk food. I have stocked up on fruits and healthy cereals, whole grain bread, and healthy snack... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 01:47:43 EST February Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612421 So January is over and February has begun. So, here are my February goals. <BR> <BR> 2/1: Track my food <BR> <BR> 2/2: Start doing yoga again <BR> <BR> 2/3: stretch more <BR> <BR> 2/4: continue my 10,000 steps or more a day streak <BR> <BR> 2/5: make sure I have enough books to read on my nook..........this is my me time <BR> <BR> 2/6. do some wii fit <BR> <BR> 2/7. do planks <BR> <BR> 2/8: do wall push ups <BR> <BR> 2/9: squats <BR> <BR> 2/10: try a new recipe <BR> <BR> 2/11: cru... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 20:03:44 EST Need to get back to a schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606745 I have been really off kilter with my schedule lately. I have been going to bed late and sleeping later which makes me feel rushed all day. I have a tendency to do my fitness after I do all my chores for the day.....which makes me feel energized which makes me stay up later.....see the pattern here? I have tried getting up earlier but then I am just tired and cranky. I think I am going to have to put in my fitness minutes sometime in the afternoon and let my chores wait until I am done... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:56:38 EST The Season Of A Healthy Me (AKA The Winter 5% Challenge) Part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5589786 I believe my diet and exercise plans have not worked in the past because I let other people talk me out of it. Now, please don't get me wrong I AM responsible for what I put in my mouth and planting my butt on the couch but I allow myself to be swayed by my husbands wanting to go out for dinner or him complaining that I never spend time with him ....it is the same with my daughter when she is home. I will continue to go out for dinner with my husband but I will make healthier choices from t... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 00:33:58 EST The Season Of A Healthy Me( AKA The Winter 5% Challenge) Part 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588780 I have updated my page and my profile picture in anticipation of this challenge. I chose this picture of the female warrior because she is strong and beautiful but also she is is looking ahead to future battles and not back at past battles. This is how I am approaching the Winter 5% <BR> Challenge, I will not look back at pass challenges, this is the challenge that starts my healthier future. I have dusted off my stationary bike,gazelle, and put fresh batteries in my Wii. I have my <... Fri, 10 Jan 2014 01:51:57 EST WTF!!!!!!!!!!! (warning...rant) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581402 If you dared to read this after reading the title warning Thank You!!! <BR> <BR> So my youngest DD had therapy for her depression yesterday. She got home just in time for dinner. So, what's the problem you ask.... it is at dinner she informs me that she wants to join the Peace Corp. I ask her what about finishing college? She informs me she hates college....everything about college and that I just don't understand that it's not about her being lazy it is just a waste of time. I in... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 23:52:42 EST Asked by a friend to pass this on............ words we all need http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512765 Asked by a Spark friend to copy and paste ..... <BR> <BR> We could all use these words of encouragement now and then. <BR> <BR> Everyone will go through some hard times at some point. Life isn't easy. <BR> <BR> Just something to think about... did you know the people that are the strongest are usually the most sensitive? <BR> <BR> Did you know the people who exhibit the most kindness are the first to get mistreated? <BR> <BR> Did you know the ones who take care of others all th... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 23:49:12 EST All My Fall 5% Pre Challenge Assignments In One Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509491 I am ready to start to start the the Fall 5% Challenge. I have a new pair of sneakers and I have dusted off my exercise equipment. I have my water bottle ready to, heck I even went so far as to get a new sensor bar for my Wii!!! I have cleaned my house of all junk food and bought in freggies. I updated my page and I will update my numbers and take my measurements the first day of the challenge. I plan on exercising at least 5 days a week, I will vary my exercise. I will use my Gazelle... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 02:48:14 EST Fall Into Winter Mileage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497165 I am going to do this with my friend HONEYBUNMINI. <BR> <BR> <BR> September Mileage Goal/Estimate: 50 <BR> 09/22- 5.46 <BR> 09/23- 5.22 <BR> 09/24- 3.93 <BR> 09/25 - 2.56 <BR> 09/26 - 5.15 <BR> 09/27 - 2.67 <BR> 09/28 - 14.38 <BR> 09/29 - 2.40 <BR> 09/30 - 6.24 <BR> September Actual Total: 48.11 <BR> <BR> <BR> October Mileage Goal/Estimate: 100 <BR> 10/01 - 5.89 <BR> 10/02 - 3.42 <BR> 10/03 - 7.00 <BR> 10/04 - 5.03 <BR> 10/05 - 5.27 <BR> 10/06 - 2.60 <BR> 10/07 - 4.70 <... Thu, 26 Sep 2013 20:16:11 EST The Scenic Side Of Todays Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5493249 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1632561303.jpg">The Hubs and I went to Lake Eries Presque Isle and did a an eleven mile bike ride. Here are some pictures. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1023174836.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1680566421.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l936634552.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1050405043.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 22:50:53 EST Last Weeks Bike Ride http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5487822 Last Monday and Tuesday The Hubby and I went on a 16 mile bike stayed at a B&B and then rode 16 miles back. Here are some of the sights. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l578431049.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1788127248.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1264396329.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l763275328.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 00:17:03 EST First Day Of The 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5435759 Today was the first day of the 5% challenge. I posted my numbers, My weight now is 151, my 5% goal weight is 142 which means I have to lose 8 pounds this challenge. I have cleaned out the kitchen of all trigger and unhealthy foods. I plan to track my food and stay within my calorie range. I also plan on doing a minimum of 6 hours of exercise per week. I plan to huddle and post on my teams forums. I plan to support my wonderful Teddy Bears!!!!! I am ready to rock this challenge!!!!!!!!!!!!... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 23:28:46 EST So........Does This Make Me A Bad Person? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427888 This is going to be a lengthy ranty blog....you've been warned!!! So one June 28th my sister moved into my house. For a year now now she has been in and out of the hospital, she will never admit it it is all due to her drinking. Well she became very ill and could hardly walk and became dehydrated and malnourished (drinking and not eating). In the hospital she was a fall risk and didn't listen and stay in bed as a result she fell twice and sustained a head injury. Se then checked h... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 01:48:49 EST Summer Challenge....Can't Wait!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427850 I have my workout clothes ready and my workout equipment cleared off!!!!! I even spruced oup my page just for the challenge!!! I love these challenges because they make me think of the reasons I am on this journey. Sure I want to lose weight so I can be more active and look better but more importantly I want to be healthier and feel stronger. I also contemplate why my diet and exercise hasn't worked in the past. I think it is because I tend to put everything and everyone before myself. I ... Sun, 21 Jul 2013 00:34:15 EST Paris Or Bust http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403622 I saw this challenge on IMIN2GENES blog. It sounds like a great challenge. Does anyone else want to join us? Here is a link to her blog. <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5402871 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> ============================ <BR> <BR> Template for Summer Mileage Challenge <BR> <BR> June Mileage Goal/Estimate: 10 miles <BR> 06/21: 6.59 <BR> 06/22: 4.33 <BR> 06/23: 4.59 <BR> 06/24: 6.23 <BR> 06/25: 6.66 <BR> 0... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 14:03:35 EST My Thursday And Friday Exercise In Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390427 On Thursday my Hubby and I went on a twenty mile bike ride. It started out fine but then half way there is rained and rained and rained. I also want to add how proud i am of my Hubby. This was his longest ride and he did great!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1302096039.jpg"> <BR> This At The Start <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l899049658.jpg"> <BR> ... Sat, 15 Jun 2013 23:47:53 EST A few more Teddy Bear images http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5341025 I came up with a few more. Which do you like? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l531753163.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1870751884.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1249601705.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:03:07 EST Teddy Bear Images http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5340153 Yes it is time once again to look through some Teddy Bear images and let me know what you think. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1604479129.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l480667853.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l415819984.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l676849860.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l560556234.jpg"> <BR>... Mon, 29 Apr 2013 23:29:30 EST I Want To Share A Wonderful Secret!!!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5335140 Hello Spark Friends; <BR> <BR> I am here because I want to share a wonderful secret with you. Do you like traveling to exotic locales (virtually)? Do you want to learn healthy new habits such as tracking and blogging about your journey? Would you like to make friends with liked minded people? Would you like to do all of this while getting fit and losing weight? This is where my secret comes in..... you can do all of this when you join the Spring Into Summer 5% Challenge. S... Thu, 25 Apr 2013 10:20:52 EST What Else Would I Like To Tell My Team!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279494 I would like to tell my team and all my Spark friends too, I love you all!!!! You are without out a doubt the kindness and wisest people I know!!!!!! <BR> I also want to thank everyone for their comments, spark mail, and taking the time to read my blogs. Please know that it make take me some time but I will get back to all of you!!! <BR> <BR> I love you all!!!! Fri, 8 Mar 2013 22:30:48 EST Ask for help or advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5277883 Well I have been doing well with the emotional eating. However, tonight I was informed that my DD is getting out of the hospital and I automatically wanted ice cream. I didn't succumb but the urge is strong. I am happy about my DD coming home but I know this is going to be emotional. Her attitude is somewhat hostile and right now I am not sure how to deal with that. I want to be there for her but I will not be walked on either. I know there is going to be conflict with her and my DH wh... Thu, 7 Mar 2013 19:53:16 EST What can I approve on? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276693 Wow, that is a loaded question!!!!!! There are so many things I can improve on but I will keep this related to my healthy habit. I guess what I need to improve on is giving others opinions and feelings more importance then mine. I need to stop letting other peoples moods dictate how I feel about myself. Letting these things happen usually means I start feeling bad about myself, which means I want to stuff down the bad feelings with food. I guess I can sun this up by saying ...... I simp... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 22:54:07 EST How Am I doing??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5275147 I am actually surprising myself. I haven't resorted to food to deal with my feelings. Trust me this is no small feat with everything going on. Today would have been one of those days where I would turned to food. Along with everything that is going on with my daughter, I woke up this morning to no water!!!! If that wasn't enough my Fitbit died!!!!!!!! Not once did I reach for food in anger, frustration!!!! Instead I came to Spark and did some sparking!!!! <BR> I must admit I had a piece... Tue, 5 Mar 2013 23:11:40 EST Encouragement..........Hmmmm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5273629 How am I going to encourage myself? I thought about this long and hard and here is what I came up with. I let go. I let go of the need to be perfect. I let go of the need to try and control everything. After I let go I will give myself permission. Permission to make mistakes. Permission to think about myself. Permission to like myself. How will this help? It will help by letting me be me....... not what everyone wants me to be. That will mean I won't have to stuff down my feelings... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 23:47:49 EST How Will I Do This http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5272036 How do I plan to keep myself from emotionally eating? I touched on this a bit in my last blog. <BR> The main thing I am going to do is feel my emotions. I know this sounds like a simple thing but for me it is not. I have pretty much been trained to keep my feelings inside because to so them was weak and annoying. As a result I have stuffed them down with food. So I have decided to just let myself feel,if my emotions annoy someone....well that.s their problem. I also will include some ... Mon, 4 Mar 2013 01:28:50 EST The Healthy New Habit I Am Working On http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5270464 I am working on my emotional eating, maybe I should say I am working on not emotionally eating. I believe this is my biggest stumbling block and those of you who know me know I like to go big...lol. I have had a really emotional week this past week and I did not emotionally eat. This made me wonder what I did differently. Are you ready for this??? I felt the emotions!!!!! I didn't stuff them down because they may make someone uncomfortable or make some angry. I didn't worry about what ... Sat, 2 Mar 2013 23:05:22 EST I Am So Sad Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5267679 This blog is going to be short. Today has been a horrendous day for me. I woke up to a phone call from my youngest DD this morning. She apparently tried to hurt herself and committed herself to a psychatirc hospital. I have been crying all day. Thanks for listening. Thu, 28 Feb 2013 20:03:51 EST The Start of The 5% Challenge And A Repost Reminder To Myself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5262802 I have finished up the second day of the 5% Challenge. I am happy with me exercise but my diet needs a little more tweaking. I've not been doing terrible but I haven't been doing my best either. I will be remedying that right away. I did something different this challenge. I decided that I would reset all my streaks and such on the first day of the challenge. I decided a new challenge, a clean slate. <BR> As some of you know I have been having some health issues that need surgery and I w... Mon, 25 Feb 2013 00:22:27 EST Winter Challenge Assignments 4 To 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5244596 What are my trigger foods. Without a doubt it is ice cream. As matter of fact it is my gateway food. Ice cream can lead to cake and pie. Well why not they taste so good together. <BR> I find that I tend to turn to ice cream when I am lonely or sad. To prevent the ice cream meltdown I will pick up the phone to call someone or go for a walk. If it is in the evening I will <BR> reintroduce myself to my wii. <BR> I think my diet and exercise plans haven't worked in the past because I te... Sun, 10 Feb 2013 00:03:04 EST Winter Challenge Assignments 1 And 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5239496 I am doing the Winter 5% Challenge!!!!!! For those who do not know the <BR> Winter 5% Challenge is an 8 week challenge where your goal is to lose 5% of your body weight. Your exercise minutes are virtual air miles that you use to visit fun and exocotic locations! So in anticipation for this challenge I have laced up tennis shoes and dusted off my scale. My workout clothes and water bottle are ready for action!!!! I have some health issues so I am commiting to doing AT THE LEAST 10 minu... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 23:12:43 EST Winter Challenge, Thinking About Restarting, More Teddy Bear Images http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5232211 I am going to be doing the Winter 5% Challenge. This is a challenge where you exercise minutes are magicaly turned into aer miles on a vertual airplane to exoctic wonderful places. The goal of this challenge is to lose 5% of your body weight. While losing the 5% is the goal you will gain so much more!!! You will gain new friends, plenty of support, confidence and most importantly a healthier you!!! I invite youto join me.... if you wish to join this challenge click on this link. ... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:02:19 EST Images For Teddy Bears Winter Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5229584 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l902522426.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l101443167.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l905733689.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I thought these were cute. What do you all think? Wed, 30 Jan 2013 00:13:50 EST My Christmas In Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185210 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2037802500.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1245654953.jpg"> <BR> <BR> These are from Phipps Conservatory. Where DH and I spent a day enjoying the beauty <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1505748509.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Tree <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2011719173.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 00:27:34 EST The Fall 5% Challenge...Part Two http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081485 I have cleaned out my fridge and kitchen, I then went grocery shopping and stocked up on healthy food!!! I stocked up on fat free plain yogurt and seasoning which I will use instead of mayo. I have some salsa that I will use on baked potatos and such. This will save me some fat and calories!!! I will also keep grapes in the freezer for my sweet attacks. <BR> I have failed in the past by letting my familys wants,needs and problems come before taking care of myself. I will always be the... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 01:13:35 EST My 5% Fall Challenge commitment aka assignments 1-5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079112 My scale is dusted my workout shoes and clothes are ready to go. My water bottle is filled and on hand. My diet plan is moderation. I will track my food and stay in my calorie range of 1200-1550 calories a day. I am going to do various types of exercise to keep for getting bored and hopefully from plateauing. I commit to do at least 30 minutes of cardio at least 5 times per week. I will also do at least two days of strength training a week. I want to lose this weight for health reason, I hav... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 01:28:34 EST Teddy Bear Images http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5073770 Here are a few Teddy Bear images I am submitting for the Teddy Bears Team. What do you think? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l88421734.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l92610569.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l564733311.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mon, 24 Sep 2012 23:39:08 EST WHERE OH WHERE HAS MY SANITY GONE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5058340 For those of you who know me know my DD (the baby) started college on August 22nd. What you may not know is she was born without a left hand. This and some other things has led her to suffer from clinical depression. (Yes this will all tie together) Well this combination has kept her from being really sociable. Well the first weekend she was at college was totally dedicated to social activities so the students could get to know each other and become familiar with the campus. She went i... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 22:39:55 EST The Fall 5% Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5058277 Hear Ye !!! Hear Ye!!!!!! The Fall 5% Challenge will soon begin and now is the time to sign up!!!!! I will once again be with my beloved Teddy Bears!!! To all you Sparkers who venture here I encourage you to sign up. If you are willing to commit to exercise and being a team player this is the challenge for you. If you want to be encouaged and are willing to be supportive this is the challenge for you. If you want to make new friends this challenge is for you. If you want ... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 21:51:05 EST A must for all my Spark friends!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5023559 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZ64Cp6A-P0 </link> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 15:09:31 EST 7/24 and 7/25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4987156 Hello Friends, I would like to start this blog by thanking everyone for your kindness on my last blog. It turns out that I am just a sad, emotional, soon to be empty nester. I didn't post a blog yesterday because I was busy hunting good deals on college texts books. It is getting so close to the move away time! <em>46</em> Well here is my exercise for yesterday and today. <BR> <BR> <BR> Did the marching around the house thing again yesterday. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 23:25:49 EST 7/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4984231 Hello All; <BR> <BR> I will post my exercise pictures a little later in the blog but right now I have a serious question. How do you know if you are going into depression? I have been an emotional mess lately. I know part of this is because my youngest DD is going to college in 28 days. However I just feel like it is more than that or maybe it is just that and I don't want to admit it. Would appreciate any input. <BR> <BR> Ok here are pictures... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 01:27:25 EST 7/22 Marching And Dancing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4982442 So today I was lacking motivation so I fell back to my go to exercise...marching around the house. Well I picked up this <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l722318976.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and marching turned into dancing. Here are the results. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l19837954.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Now I feel energized!!!! Sun, 22 Jul 2012 23:23:30 EST 7/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4981130 It is my exercise of the day pictures. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l137469259.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This picture is a little dark. It is my Resistance Band. Did a little ST <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l331627376.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My Gazelle <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 23:37:17 EST 7/20 Tired today but did a little marching http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4979900 I am dragging for some reason today, but I made myself march around the house for a bit. Here is a picture of my results. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l808505615.jpg"> Fri, 20 Jul 2012 23:30:37 EST My 25.60 miles to nowhere.....lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4978584 Hello everyone. I did 25.60 miles on my stationary bike. I kicked up the resistance to make it a little tougher. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l7737736.jpg"> Thu, 19 Jul 2012 23:37:32 EST 7/18 A little bit of a change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4977008 I felt my body needed a bit of inner peace today. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l259858683.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know I sure feel better. Wed, 18 Jul 2012 23:30:03 EST 7/17 Yup I marched around the house yet again!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4975378 Well hopefully tomorrow will be different. DH will go back to work and I won't have to entertain him!!!! Also went and got DD somethings for her dorm room. The problem is they are being stored in my work out area <em>39</em> . Don't worry I will figure something out. Well here is todays picture. Notice I kicked up a notch and added some more stairs. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l264381184.jpg"> Tue, 17 Jul 2012 23:25:42 EST 7/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4973679 Today I rode my bike for two hours. I would have rode longer, faster and further but I had DH with me. He put on his pouty face and said he couldn't do any more. So here is todays picture <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l400881708.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My bike odometer Mon, 16 Jul 2012 22:49:03 EST 9/15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4972169 So I did the marching around the house thing again. I know I said I wasn't going to but my DH is on vacation and I have been elected the entertainment committee!!! This is putting me very behind in my house work. While I did march around the house I also threw in a little stair climbing. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l869753732.jpg"> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 01:07:43 EST