SWEETNEEY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SWEETNEEY SWEETNEEY'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/ too sleepy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866413 Got up at 3 a.m. and wwas on the road at 4 a.m. for the bike ride. We have a new person and so the route was very different than he one we usually do. It contained several large hills. My quads are stressed right now. I'm very sleepy, so I'll head to bed right now. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l714359746.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 Jan 2015 09:31:17 EST Relax it's Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865672 Went for a run yesterday at around 8 am. It was 62 degrees Fahrenheit & cloudy. It felt like detox. Worked from home in the morning. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1689338773.jpg"> <BR> Fri, 30 Jan 2015 04:11:08 EST Be Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865030 Alright - At the party there was portion control. It was buffet but the servers put the selection on your plate. They did not put any huge portions. There was salad, potatoes, lobster, shrimp, lamb chops and grouper. I passed on the potatoes. There was a small lobster tail, 6 shrimps, 2 chops from the lamb and 1 fish finger. The atmosphere was 'no seconds'. Made sticking to the plan easy on that front. <BR> <BR> Dessert was served to you. A cupcake and a slice of guava duff (it's a c... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 08:04:15 EST Grant Me Discipline http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864280 Going to have my locks groomed this morning. My mom, DS and me are going to a 70 birthday party this evening. I'm beginning to mentally prepare for it. First I said to myself you can eat normally today - but lighter. So lunch is salad, 1/2 c of fresh pasta with 1-oz of grated swiss cheese and vegetable soup. I substituted the vegetable soup for the yoghurt. I am beginning to repeat to myself that I don't have to eat a big plate of food when I get to the party. As for drinking - I wil... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 07:43:41 EST Belly Dancing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863564 It's 62 degrees farenheit. It's cold here. Gotta find my winter woolies - boots, tam and coat and catch this cold snap. <BR> <BR> Did a belly dance video (s) for exercise yesterday. It was fun physically and mentally - laughing at myself. <BR> <BR> Cooked fresh pasta - bought it out of the foodstore, it was ravioli with cheese. It was a bit bland even though i'd added garlic to the boiling water. On my plate I added some grated swiss cheese on top to spice it up and of course some ... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 08:14:33 EST Monday Jan. 26, 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862704 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1601923481.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1176901421.jpg"> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 06:24:21 EST A little bit of this & that http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862481 Saturday - I did not exercise. I picked up my knitting, finished one sleeve and cast on the stitches for the next sleeve. The sweater has been in the making for 2 years. I made the front & back and started the sleeve about 2 years ago and stopped. I don't think I knitted at all last year. So during my upheaval I decided to spend less time on the computer and picked up the knitting. I had to figure out where I left off. So this is the second Saturday I've worked on the sweater - <em... Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:47:39 EST Trials & Tribulations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861472 Friday started out with plans to have my son sign on a couple of my bank accounts, take him to soccer and wait for the videographer, pick up my friends and go to a restaurant. Go for a bike ride Saturday morning. <BR> <BR> Each bank has different rules - so we were able to sign on one but not the other. <BR> <BR> The friends I was supposed to have dinner with postponed to next week. I was so happy. I really didn't want to go - the food thing and exercising control is difficult and so... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 09:38:55 EST live http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860786 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l567413833.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1129057327.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1664053910.jpg"> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:12:34 EST Fear Not for mighty dread had seized their troubled mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860128 I remember when my nephew was 4 years old we were playing a game and each person had to take a turn. For him, he couldn't understand that and he always wanted it to be his turn. I have a plan but I don't want to wait for my turn. I want to accelerate the plan. So I've got to put in some triggers which will allow me to accelerate the plan. Otherwise I have to wait my turn., <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l755252672.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thank you Sparkies for sup... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 09:04:09 EST The Oscar Goes to.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859324 Went for a run last night - Felt very sluggish and I did finish the route 2mins slower than the week before. Interestingly, I did a negative split <em>334</em> . It was the heading out that was slower than the week before. <BR> <BR> After running, I hula hooped and I was doing it really good with hoop swirling to the right. Now I'm trying to swirl the hoop to the left some of the time, I also used the skipping rope. Now you want your HR to soar. I can do about 30 secs and my legs ... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 08:25:03 EST Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858454 Didn't exercise yesterday. I worked late. Have a meeting in the morning - the dreaded meeting. Had some bomb news as well as some fireworks news. Took some action on my professional goals. Time time time- everything in time. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1020634420.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l747598529.jpg"> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:29:13 EST Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857676 I steamed some vegetables last night - I was preparing my lunch for today. I actually decided to snack on them last night - Beck says give yourself credit for this - I list this as a minor miracle. <BR> <BR> I thought Seattle was going to lose - so I got up and put on my headphones and started dancing - the Seahawks came back - so I was dancing for joy at the end of it all. Got in 10k steps. It was soon muted by the Colts lost. <BR> <BR> The Australian Open Tennis has started. So I ... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 07:35:32 EST Gilligan's Island http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856895 I felt like the Gilligan's Isle charter. Went out for a long run - 12miles I thought 2;50. So put down the water and headed out on the route. On the return there was a slight detour and I thought I knew how to get to the street I wanted to. We'll the streets in this subdivision are really strange - they are not necessarily linear. My dear - I ran in a circle and ended up at the wrong end of my route. I still haven't figured out how I made that circle - 3:10. I live on such a small isla... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 06:50:19 EST Share a hoop http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856204 Exercised Thursday evening. I went to a park and ran skipped and hula. While I was hula hooping, some kids came to watch. So I gave them the hula hoop. Hopefuly I've passed on the gift of fitness and fun. Just a disclaimer I'm only improving at hula hooping, still not up to minute. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l4146148.jpg"> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 06:04:22 EST Relax http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854779 i'm going to exoeriment with relaxing. Wile i go through this patch. Thanks for the support - the lucky number must be the key <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l594253640.jpg"> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 05:02:24 EST Need a Pep Talk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854058 I've been feeling subdued. Real wishing I could hit the lottery and spend time devouting my energies to exercise and eating right. More me time less other people time. I've not loggd food, plan meals since Friday. My exercising has been sporadic at best it's not been according to the plan. I didn't do a long run as planned. Down a pound though but feeling no joy. Gotta go read my Advantage Response Card. So need some positive affirmation. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 06:53:56 EST shine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853244 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1920451466.jpg"> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 06:35:17 EST Nice Family Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852406 Went out for a run yesterday around 9 a.m. I needed to work out some tension. It was great to get out. Then my brother and his wife with their 2 kids, who are visiting, came by. They went swimming while I cooked lunch and got thing ready to watch the football game. My other niece came up later. <BR> <BR> So while watching the game, we played Rummikub - it was a nice day. My mother loved it. My brother and his family are staying at a hotel. So my son will go to them today to a water p... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:56:36 EST Enough said http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851542 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1833015054.jpg"> Sun, 11 Jan 2015 05:55:13 EST Restless Me Syndrome http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850813 At the seminar yesterday Ate all the vegetables and 1/4 of the fish. Played the Water-Speaker game. For each speaker I had a glass of water. Got up to 6 glasses before the seminar ended. Didn't get to walk to the seminar because I ran late. Came home and went to bed. Saturday will be bed day. <BR> <BR> I'm feeling really restless - I want to do something but I'm constrained I feel by obligations really to my DS, I may be getting excited about him going off to college and me being 'f... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 06:46:04 EST Focusing on Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850069 Today is Friday and I'm going to focus on me. Got some unpleasant vibes around me but I can't change that environment right now but I can focus on me and my goals. <BR> <BR> So I'm going to be happy and I'm going to eat properly for the entire day. Got a couple of eating situations which mean I won't be at home to eat. So I'm going to leave 1/2 of the stuff on my plate. Don't know what is being served or how it is being served. Going to walk to the function. So I gotta get out of her... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 07:50:24 EST DID ALRIGHT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849273 My scale was disappointing yesterday. If I go back to how the morning started I woke at 2 a,m. and sparked and then at 4 a.m. was sleepy so I didn't go to exercise. Was that an omen? Anyway, to get my mood lifted I did some personal errands - that went well. I did some spontaneous exercising per Becks Diet Solution (BDS) and I kept thinking about responses when I wanted to do or not do stuff like spontaneous exercise. I was very hungry at 4p.m. and when I left work, I was doing the cha ... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 08:06:47 EST Is your job making you fat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848253 I need to stop going to this job. Ever since I've been back at work 2 days now I've not been doing so good on my diet. Calories went to 1800 yesterday and it occurred at dinner. Had a fatty dinner. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l482483405.jpg"> Wed, 7 Jan 2015 04:04:15 EST Oh Well!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847403 Staying on track was a challenge yesterday. At work I was fine, but when I got home it was a struggle. I don't why - maybe it was releasing all the tension from a work day. I did nibble after dinner. I'd read in Becks Diet Solution that instead of feeling sorry for yourself because you have to control your eating - you should say 'Oh Well'. I had to chuckle cos in applying the task - I did it in reverse. When I was nibbling I said 'Oh Well". <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spar... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 08:07:15 EST Tomato Chickpeas and Spelt soup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846395 Good day Sparkies - I head to work today. I really enjoyed the time off and the season of Christmas is one of my favourite times of the year. For the past 2 years I had a marathon in January (Mississippi in 2013 and Alabama in 2014) but alas this year none for January. <BR> <BR> When I woke I must say I felt desolate. Went for my run and that has buoyed my mood. I guess I gotta go to work so better go happy. I've made breakfast - measured my food and sat at the table to eat. I did hav... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 08:22:50 EST History http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845409 A historic occasion, I actually came in under my calorie range. Another milestone, I had logged a glass of champagne on my meal plan. When I went to drink it, it was flat. So I decided rather than drink it I would just throw it away because I didn't want to spend my calories on something I wouldn't get utiles out of. So I threw it out. <em>198</em> <em>40</em> <em>58</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I made a roast beef hash and DS enjoyed it. It was delicious and I wanted to li... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 08:39:53 EST Get Back on Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844502 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l679086660.jpg"> <BR> Decided to go running yesterday and headed out at 9:30 a.m. It's about 80 degrees farenheit, sunny and low humidity. It's a flat route for half and a hilly route for the nxt half - it's about a 10 mile run and it's out and back. I didn't have enough water. I completed the route and had to walk about 3 miles of it. <BR> <BR> When I came in I was thirsty. I drank a big glass of water and then the same glass full of ... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 07:35:33 EST Wonder-ment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843642 Really enjoying working on me for the past week. I've got an extra 8 hours to do tis since I'm not at work. Today gotta work on some things for son. I think the country is getting back to normal. <BR> <BR> I've been really conscious about my eating - I have been planning and logging my meals daily in advance. I've been reading my focused cards actually I'm listening to them. I made a voice memo on my phone of them. It works while I'm home, but I'll need some headphones when I resume ... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 08:23:42 EST Auld Lang Syne http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842462 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1573813914.jpg"> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 03:21:53 EST Reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841697 Hello Sparkpeople. Another year comes to end and a new one begins. Reflecting on how 2014 went, I did awesome exercise-wise but dismal weight-loss wise. I wanted to do back-to-back marathons <em>248</em> . I'm likely to end the year with no weight loss. I've fluctuated between 196 - 202 and I'm now at 200. Today is weigh day. I got my home improvements projects done <em>248</em> . On the professional front it was so-so. <BR> <BR> Today, I'm planning on eating a very fat laden me... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 05:55:18 EST 12hours later http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841161 12 hours after I was supposed to head out for exercise I did and I was awesome. I felt fresh and energized. I had a time goal and I surpassed it. My left leg is aching along the outer thigh, I guess that's what you take aspirin for - but I'll manage medication-free. <BR> After the run I did my hula hooping and took a bubble bath and had a glass a wine while soaking. And to top it off my calorie range was 1328. Thank you <em>223</em> for your positive vibes. <BR> <BR> It's amazing... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:13:17 EST Sunny side up please http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840331 I'm trying to figure out why I'm not feeling to exercise even to walk. I'm sandwiched between let down from holiday festivities and the thought of going back to work in the new year. I spent the day yesterday selecting marathons for 2015 and mapping a training plan that this morning so far I've not adhered to. I wrote down my meals for today as well as my other items on my to-do list. <BR> <BR> At the moment I'm not inclined to do anything. I've been up since 4:14am It's now 5:50a.m.My... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 06:13:27 EST Need to Amaze Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839676 I had one meal yesterday which included breast from a cornish hen. But I snacked alot on fruitcake and later on had cheese & cracker and olives. Oh yeah, I had several glasses of sherry. I did not exercise just stayed in bed and watched football. <BR> <BR> I need to exercise today. I don't have a plan so I'm like a ship without a destination, a ruddderless boat. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l125158366.jpg"> Sun, 28 Dec 2014 03:58:23 EST Happy Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839105 I did fair in the no more eating until 27th. I went to the open house had a glass of zinfindel, a small piece of bread pudding. But when I went home I had a small piece of fruitcake. <BR> <BR> Not sure what'll do today. Up late and early. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l642784454.jpg"> Sat, 27 Dec 2014 01:25:32 EST Happy Boxing Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838778 I ate 2700 calories yesterday. I only had one meal. I made 10k steps yesterday and I did not do any planned exercises. I drink water during the meal as well as wine. I managed to drink 8 cups for the day. I did remember during te meal to put my fork down and eat slowly - sip on drink. We had a really nice time, we chatted during dinner, we played Taboo and I learned rummikube. <BR> <BR> It's a public holiday today. I ate 1407 calories this morning cos I redid dinner yesterday with dess... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 11:36:11 EST Merry Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838168 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1903129226.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l510257612.jpg"> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 00:14:09 EST Magic of Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837782 The girls went to have a manicure/pedicure. That was really nice. The spa's music system was down, so my sister powered up her Kindle with its eclectic music collection. We then went to lunch and spent time trying out my Mom's Samsung 4 we gave her for christmas. She decided she wanted a data plan added to her phone so we got that done. We took traditional pictures and selfies. My niece was the expert on that. My Mom was so thrilled/fascinated with the phone. My Mom is 80 years old. ... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 04:55:05 EST White Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837128 Sister and my niece and nephew (her kids) arrived yesterday. The girls are scheduled to go and get a manicure/pedicure today. I planned my meals for today and I have been regularly sitting at the table eating. Before I'd sit at the computer and eat and Spark. I am also eating more slowly. I notice that when I first sit down to eat, I am just wolfing down the food and then I have to remind myself to rest the fork down. I also get a glass of water and sip in between bites. I still don't ... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 05:28:45 EST Holly Jolly Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836680 I'm loving the vacation. I didn't travel. I got up this morning and hit the road at 5a.m. It was cool and desolate. I was almost a mile into my exercise before running into fellow exercisers. I did my hill run and I put some effort into it. My heart rate naturally gets up when I go up hills. But I tried to tempo a flat part and my heart was racing. Then I did some hooping. I was doing pretty good. I guess I was warmed up and the energy is flowing. I'm enjoying the time off so far. <B... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:16:03 EST Christmas is a necessity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836162 What a wonderful Saturday. I rested most of the day. Soon got to clean up the living room today. I was eating very well until I decided to skip dinner. At 7pm I was ravenous & started snacking. So I'll see the damage when I track. I was trying a task from Beck's Diet solution. Will have to try it again. The purpose of the task is to prove to yourself that if you miss a meal you will not die. <BR> I noticed Sparkpeople is giving awards for 10k step streaks. I have some concerns about exerc... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 04:27:03 EST The Most Wonderful Time of the Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835781 Good Day <em>223</em> <BR> Went for a bike ride at 5 a.m. Did a hula hooping sesion & now I'm about to complete my sparking and take a mid-morning nap. Need to clear the boxes in the living room - put up some more christmas decorations. <BR> <BR> I used my juicer yesterday to juice some grapefruits and oranges. I need to do it again and I want to try some pomegranates. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l302019286.jpg"> <BR> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 08:59:57 EST Christmas Loading http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835602 The planned talk at work did not happen yesterday, the person was not available. I was disappointed because a promise had not been met. I came home and decided to do a circuit for my exercise. I hula hooped for a song. Then skipped for 1 minute and ran/walked around the block. I did the circuit 3x. Then I had some more to do to get 10k steps in - I danced to some music. I did thisoutside on my patio. <BR> <BR> This morning I exercised late. I ha d some fruitcake to pick up and I d... Fri, 19 Dec 2014 21:30:15 EST Cocktails a Calling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834769 Last week I had my locks/hair groomed and I lighten it. My hair is varegiated brown. It's like variegated yarn. There are shades of ligt brown and white (that's the grey). I've received a lot of compliments. I like the way it looks. <BR> <BR> Went out to dinner last night. I ate regular during the day. At dinner, I had a mixed drink and a glass of wine. The mixed drink was too sweeet. I should have stuck with the red wine it would have been better taste and calorie wise. I had a ca... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:48:22 EST Christmas Heart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834311 Yesterday was interesting and I will give myself credit for my eating, exercise and temperament. <BR> The morning started with a speed walk and my inspirational song was 'Lovely Day' by Bill Withers. I had vegetable soup-tea for breakfast while Christmas music played in the background. I call it vegetable soup-tea because I drink it out of a mug. I made a Salmon & Spinach Quiche for my son who was not going to school. I went to work and despite some 'crazy happenings' I focused on my w... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 08:44:23 EST Holiday Warnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833705 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2133476224.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1015551796.jpg"> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:13:19 EST Daydreaming and thinking of.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833264 Woke up at 2 a.m. this morning and instead of turning on the TV - I just daydreamed. Had a good laugh about something. Got out of bed at 4:45 a.m. and went for my hill workout. I started off pretty focused and intense and then somewhere on hill #2 I sought of went into auto pilot and thought about the assignments I had to do for work and to delegate the cooking for Christmas. Autopilot means not intense just cruising. Came in and got to hula hooping. Then cooked my breakfast and gave my ... Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:24:31 EST Holiday Workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832987 Riding Partners not available today. So spent the day trying to rehabilitate some Christmas decorations - but no success so will discard. So actually spent the day de-cluttering. When this was part of the BLC I rarely accomplished that task. I also put the grocery store stamps on the card, so I'll use them to purchase the christmas food. Ordered some FINAL stuff for my sister to bring with her. <BR> <BR> All and All a productive house day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spar... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 18:33:24 EST Simply Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832542 The Christmas Tree is up and finished. At the end of the day it was alot of lights and some heavy garland. It's quite simply but it took me a long time to get to simple. I had ornaments on it and I thought you can't even see them. They are not large enough. <BR> <BR> Maybe this is what this time and life is really all about, you spend alot of time trying this and doing that. Rushing around decorating the house, buying presents, and planning menus and in the end it's the simplicity tha... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 20:20:28 EST voice memo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831728 I am supposed to remind myself of my weight loss goals throughout the day. So I decided to record a voice memo on my phone and play it as my reminder rather than have to read cards. I have a vivosmart so when it signals me to move I'll play the voice memo. This part I've not tribe so I'll see how it goes. <BR> <BR> Put the lights on the tree. I seem to be missing some lights. Trying to convince myself I've got sufficient lights that when I put the ornaments on it, it'll be fine. <BR> <BR>... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 03:49:25 EST