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/ Limbo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6188701 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/da9702a8-e9aa-4b4f-a0a0-4524a739fe69.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Just located this photo on my Ipod nano (probably 5th generation). It was in 2011 when I did the L.A. Marathon. <BR> This is an example of the digital footprint. You're out there somewhere in cyber space and you really can't ever be sure you've erased your impression. I'm sure at the time I was challenged to locate the photo and now some 5 years later, fooling around with the laptop I w... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 08:38:04 EST 1st day of Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186558 Went for a 40 minute walk and hula hooped for 5 minutes. Thought I'd start the 1st day of Summer with an exercise programme. I've been really chilling for the last 4 weeks - recovering and recharging. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b81c385c-ea48-4e3c-aa50-3c9fe6d0f282.jpg"> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:45:19 EST Back to the Bahamas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6172601 Back in the Bahamas. After doing 4 marathons in a week's time I pick up DS and we drove from Michigan to Maryland to my sister. We spent about 4 days with her - Saturday we had a pre-Memorial holiday family get together with my brother and his wife and her family who live in the VA area. It was really nice. One of the specialties is grain-fed beef. It really taste different and cleaner and it's not oily. They gave me some of it to bring to the Bahamas. Where I am now. <BR> I would lo... Sun, 29 May 2016 18:27:10 EST May update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6169309 I did the St Louis, MO marathon in April and in May did a marathon in New Jersey, Maine, VT, Rhode Island and North Dakota. All while battling a cold. So I've got 7 to go. 3 are scheduled for this year - 2 I am struggling to find something for this year and AK and HI will have to be for 2017. When I go to those states I'm staying a while. <BR> DS is transferring college. He's leaving University of Michigan-Dearborn and his 1st choice is University of Maryland (not sure which campus) bu... Tue, 24 May 2016 07:34:27 EST Time Off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147770 Yeah, we've got to pace ourselves. I'm not likely to be on SP as much. I've got some things to do and I have to allocate my time to these things. I am going to limit my daily SP to logging my food but when I do have time I will be sure to look you up. Fri, 22 Apr 2016 07:54:59 EST Rough Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146181 Rough day Tuesday. It's like everything is becoming due. But I didn't miss my Zumba class and I did a half hour riding the bike. So I'm back on the streak of riding the bike. Today seems like it's more of the same, except the gym is going to be this morning. <BR> <BR> I couldn't find anyone to give the cheesecake to - so I put it in the garbage. I also threw out the barley - it didn't turn out right. It was too bland and I may have overcooked it. So I guess on to some other grains in t... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 04:36:07 EST Best laid plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6145456 What do they say about the best laid plans of mice and men.... Up early yesterday and had done some prep the night before. Heading out the door, loading up the car and can't find my wallet. After 20 minutes of feverish searching I locate it. I'd decided at one point to cancel the gym I was so frustrated but I calmed myself and decided go to the gym and do something. So after much struggle I did get to the gym and exercised. Everything was running a half hour late but decided I would keep... Tue, 19 Apr 2016 06:09:45 EST Let's Go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144652 Well, it seems my renovation of upstairs caused a disclosure of a weakness in the downstairs bedroom - plumbing related. Then the tub in that bathroom was already leaking - so it seems I'll be doing some more renovations. I'll have to make some adjustments in my living arrangements. I've got lots of space but it's adjusting the amenities to use the space. It wasn't on my plans or budget. These old houses are money hogs. <BR> Up early to head to the gym and resume my exercise regime. Took l... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 05:28:55 EST Nature's Airconditon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144105 The weather is absolutely lovely. There is a breeze blowing and it's cool. I have all my windows and doors open and it feels like I have an airconditon on. Had a good day's work and a goodnight's sleep. Will continue to do some work today and hoping I don't have to leave my house. <BR> It's so invigorating to have the house open. It feels like my environment and mental state are in harmony. Now it's to get outside too. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d1d18e... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 09:30:34 EST I know what I like http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143351 Yesterday was a bad day mood-wise. I attended a training which was to assist us in completing performance appraisals. The presenters were excellent and the content was good. My challenge was whether I wanted to be in a situation where I was doing performance appraisals. I tried to extract the tips on setting SMART goals for my own personal goals. This was to make me feel I wasn't wasting my time here. Then the crowd got all relaxed and started harping on problems in the organization. W... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 07:22:53 EST Exuma http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142768 My brother and his family visited last week and also went to an island in the Bahamas called Exuma. So scenes from the island <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/caab128a-769f-4d28-bd96-7f8a3353820a.jpg"> <BR> niece holding a starfish (it's a sea urchin) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/927cc0a5-649b-4e6c-a97e-c00c4afa9879.jpg"> <BR> nephew holding a starfish <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a2f27fc2-a2d1-4160-9a84... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:35:16 EST Gotta Affect My Attitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142129 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a6d47299-323b-491e-a2e3-23c94338950b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bcc4436d-d4c8-4cc1-9dcf-85eca33e2e05.jpg"> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 10:38:03 EST Do this http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6141190 Had to end up going to work for a few hours. But got home early enough to celebrate with Mom. She had some friends come over after work - very casual - and share cake and ice cream with them. <BR> I purchased another laptop - and sent the malfunctioning one to DS to contact HP to use the warranty. So that mean I had to fix up the new one - hook to the printer, put on some apps I use regularly. So it's functional now. <BR> I ate too much cake and wine yesterday. Didn't get to the foodsto... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 04:20:07 EST Runners Remorse in Reverse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6140561 Back in Nassau. today is my mother's birthday. Decided not to go into work. Need to get my food prepared for the week. I have a tendency to get all relaxed because I've burned so many calories - so going to try to use it as the jumpstart for my diet. <BR> <BR> Right now I'm feeling like I wished I could travel again to run/walk/bike/hike. Just be outside enjoying nature. Yeah, I could go to the gym to do most of these things, but I don't want to feel like I'm exercising. Exercise/calo... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 09:19:01 EST Feet don't fail me now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139571 Got an early flight this morning - so I'm up. My legs are sore and my feet are tender. It takes a while to transition to standing and then to walking. According to FB and my smart watch I took over 58K steps yesterday. I go through Miami and have a long layover (by design) and I'll do some shopping and get a manicure/pedicure. This is how I reward my legs and feet for all they do for me. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c0932a4f-7606-432b-b5a7-8e713f4adc67.jp... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 02:55:46 EST Go St. Louis Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139311 I Survived. The route had rolling hills. It was cold (but I was layered and didn't take one off). It rained and then sleeted. There was a thunderstorm but it didn't last long. But they had us slow pokes paused at around mile 18. I caught up to a gentleman who was struggling - and he was complaining about his training. I told him - don't worry about that we came to complete 26.2 miles. So we walked together for 6 miles (seemed like 20). He has done 88 marathons. Missouri is done and I... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 18:22:19 EST Renovations Pictures Finally http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138676 Here's the renovation pictures. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ecd1352d-29b3-4d9d-bce0-d54d8f545bd9.jpg"> before <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0c57ed64-2001-49e0-a445-251ff8472343.JPG"> - after <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/70c084fa-ff32-4b78-9af1-256c16a4f153.jpg"> before <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/23910b63-fb41-4145-8b13-ffe193832e8a.JPG"> after <BR> <BR> <img src="htt... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 18:30:02 EST Happy Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137538 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6e66050d-aecf-4cdc-b994-c37793bb3662.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d11a9a01-e935-412d-9fc5-fe6033b73596.jpg"> Fri, 8 Apr 2016 01:15:09 EST Be Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137121 As I got out of my car yesterday, I was grumbling about having to go to this job. Also how slow I run and how fat I am. I thought about my sister who is 3 years older than me and she is like a size 8 now. How life can be funny! When we were younger I was the small one and she the fat one. Now she's the small one and I'm the fat one. Then I reflected on her health - she has scleroderma which is a disease that causes your skin to shrink. I asked myself which one I wanted sick and slim or... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 12:34:54 EST Meme http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6136038 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ac6bfc6a-3044-40f8-a2db-ccc6eb94b3dc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/30378b4e-b2b9-47b9-9a2c-5527a7d8c3d2.jpg"> Wed, 6 Apr 2016 04:38:27 EST Routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135281 Up and out early Monday and today. Last night I was dozing between reading but managed to complete the chapter. Today should be busy again. In trying to fight sleep last night - I kept snacking- but I did measure them. I actually took out a tablespoon and measure the red hots. I counted the crackers that I had with the wedge of laughing cow cheese. Then the glass of white wine to put me to sleep. <BR> <BR> Went to the gym in the morning - rode the bike there (as part of the streak). Did... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 05:27:10 EST Breathe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133947 I read took a break and cooked. I was in the kitchen like 2 hours. Made some vegetable stock. Chopped up some onions (they were old and on sale so I removed the old parts and put the rest in a foodprocessor to chop up). I also prepped some bell peppers. <BR> I read some more - then got the bike out and went for my bike ride. Did some hula hooping and tried skipping. I say tried because I barely made 2 mins if you remove out all of the stops. <BR> Read some more than had a bath and called ... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 12:29:43 EST Do It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133190 I keep trying to post some photos of my renovations but getting the photos together is a challenge cos the before I believe are on my recently purchased but cirrently not working laptop or are they on my back-up external drive which is by a laptop in another room. I'm working on the stone the builder rejected laptop. So I have the renovated photos on this one - and on a flash drive. <BR> I'm going to do a challenge of riding my bike each day for 30 days. I'm also going to challenge myself ... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 11:09:40 EST April Fool http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6132274 Boy I must be exhausted. I left work at 6:30 p.m. Got home by 7 p.m. Cooked some shrimp and had it with leftover rice. By 8 p.m. I'd eaten. I tried to read and I started to doze off. I abandoned it by 9 p.m. and went to sleep. I woke up about 5:30 a.m. this morning. I usually wake about 4 am. Yesterday was a similar situation - but I got up and still exercised. I could leave home a little later because schools are still on Easter break so there's not much traffic. Next week will be di... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 07:14:12 EST Affirmation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131503 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/91c65b29-04f5-42d2-a42e-d0f32ef2ba1f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f18f01fa-53d8-4a51-9863-e69b966105b0.jpg"> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 07:41:30 EST Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6130800 Had a productive day yesterday. My DS is counting the days til the close of school - he's going to transfer from University of Michigan Dearborn. So I've got to make plans in May to go pack him up and move him. I had marathon plans for May - so I've got to accommodate the marathons and him. <BR> Went to Zumba yesterday and worked hard. I went to the foodstore afterwards and purchased my vegetables and saw some over-riped bananas that were reduced. I purchased them for smoothies/daiquir... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:57:36 EST The Blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6129876 Got those Monday (Tuesday) blues. Heading back to work after a long weekend which I enjoyed thoroughly. Yesterday, I slept late than went to the gym for a ST workout. After the gym came home and did some personal work and some reading. Watched a local sporting - Track & Field event on TV as well as the Miami Open Tennis tournament. Serena lost <em>46</em> and Murray went out <em>198</em> . <BR> The dessert - coconut custard pie - that I didn't get to give away on Sunday - I binge... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 06:07:04 EST Easter Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6129048 Today is a holiday in the Bahamas - Easter Monday. It is considered the time when the water is warm enough to swim in. <BR> <BR> I spent Sunday, doing a lot of baking. I made chocolate chip coconut cookies and a banana bread. These items were sent with my Mom who was having lunch with some friends. I did have some of the cookies (too many) before the majority left. I also made a coconut cream pie. It had to cool so wasn't able to ship the majority of it out. I also cooked some pinto be... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 00:54:46 EST Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128437 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/65e4250f-f5f4-47b3-ad83-bf0229239a45.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday, made my to do list and got through all but one item (the foodstore). I purchased some items to make a Easter basket for my Mom. <BR> <BR> I don't have anything special planned for today. I hope that you all do and enjoy today. Sun, 27 Mar 2016 06:19:17 EST Beautiful Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6127771 Spent the day getting things done around the house. The renovations of the bathroom is 90% finished. It really looks nice. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/56253060-1acd-470d-83ab-222aa64b0abd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b08ba0ac-5194-446f-a3eb-6722396a909c.jpg"> Sat, 26 Mar 2016 01:55:00 EST Good Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6127219 Today is a public holiday. I have some work I need to do and some studies. I may go an exercise when it's cool. I accomplished my lenten goals - I'm pleased. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fbc4cfad-6297-49c0-9751-cb186971d960.jpg"> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 08:31:45 EST Faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6126614 I am a hair strand away from completing my lenten challenge. But the devil still busy. My boss bought hot cross buns to the office. I'm not a big fan of hot cross buns. My boss offered me some - she already knows that I'm off of sweets for Lent. We've been through the office lunch situation, her birthday and now she personally invites me to get my hot cross bun before the others. So here is an example of a food pusher. I am rejoicing in thinking that I'm gonna successfully complete my ... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 10:48:18 EST jokes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6126241 Q: What did the computer do at lunchtime? <BR> A: Had a byte! <BR> <BR> <BR> A bus full of housewives going on a picnic crashed with no survivors. Each husband cried for a week, but one husband continued for more than two weeks. When asked he replied miserably, "My wife missed the bus." <BR> <BR> Wife: "I look fat. Can you give me a compliment?" <BR> Husband: "You have perfect eyesight." <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9f715f47-ba8f-4557-a144-ffb4a0654c73.jpg"> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 21:26:23 EST Simple http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6124878 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/25a228ad-814a-436a-9fe4-5fe90085b22d.jpg"> Tue, 22 Mar 2016 04:51:52 EST Make it through Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6124134 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1a5d6130-b37e-40a9-868e-07ff7815693e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When I enjoy my weekend too much, it makes it hard to get in the working spirit. Remorse weighs me down. I must remember my Scarlet O'hara act - "I'll think about it tomorrow". <BR> This week is a short week - Good Friday is a public holiday and then Monday is a public holiday - Easter Monday. So I'm happy for that. I'm also happy that after that we have a least one holiday per month u... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 08:11:41 EST Eleuthera http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6123377 The Ferry leaves Nassau for a 2 hour trip to Eleuthera. Eleuthera is made up of several islands - the one we initially land at is Spanish Wells. There is then a smaller ferry (really a speed boat) that takes you and cargo to the mainland of Eleuthera. The ride between Spanish Wells and the mainland is about 7 mins. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/62281648-7f0e-410d-a5a2-54e22d94f2df.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We disembark at the dock on the mainland and this is the area around t... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 08:24:34 EST Bad News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6122660 BAD NEWS- I missed my flight so my triathlon won't happen. I'm <em>18</em> . It was my fault - so I can only shout at myself. I was going with a friend of mines daughter and this would have been her 1st. So I feel just awful. To try and make it up we plan to take the ferry to another island today and ride bikes on that island. It'll be a day trip. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3b3ea617-588e-4831-96ca-f2fa9135b0a2.png"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 04:35:20 EST BIG NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6122022 BIG NEWS - My boss' birthday was yesterday and they purchased a cake to share in the office. I was not up to resisting eating cake because I really wanted to have a slice. I could taste it on my tongue and feel the happiness coursing through my body. I told the assistant that I would not be attending. We are a small department. I explained to the assitant and later my boss about my lenten sacrifice. My boss mention how Jesus was tempted when he was fasting. I told her - he was a better ... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 07:39:25 EST Your Personality http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6121459 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5f5006d8-b003-4117-a275-47cbccec0013.png"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3bd01caf-a384-422d-9ce9-599dac129dca.jpg"> Thu, 17 Mar 2016 13:28:46 EST Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6120465 Did double duty yesterday - ST, stretch & core in the morning and Zumba in the evening. <BR> Didn't go out this morning, plans are to exercise this evening. <BR> <BR> Went over calories yesterday. Had a big dinner - but I logged it. I bought some vine-ripen tomatoes at the local produce exchange and man they do pack a powerful flavourful punch. Made an omelet and the tomatoes were in it - delicious. Lunch is packed - loads of snacks, (orange, apple and grapefruit). I can snack all d... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 09:06:18 EST Keep Going Don't Stop http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6119705 Got tons of compliment on my face yesterday. I've been wearing makeup for the past 6 weeks and all of sudden at least 3 people compliment me. I must be glowing because of that long walk I took on Sunday and I'm still flushed because of it. Went for a stroll after work on Monday, just to wind down. Got up early this morning and did some studyiing and then headed to the gym and did the dreaded abs along with ST and stretches. It's 9:30 a,m. and I am sleepy as anything. Been logging my fo... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 09:26:45 EST Time Adjustment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6118786 Yesterday burned up the soup and it wasn't because I went to sleep. So there went the plan for today's meal. Went for a very long walk later in the evening. Got up too late to make it to the gym this morning - I guess not quite adjusted to the time. Because of burning the soup - I had to make tuna fish salad this morning. So I needed an earlier start time. I also need to go to the foodstore. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d1e166b9-0c0e-4883-b220-c471a64f10ce.j... Mon, 14 Mar 2016 07:46:12 EST Wise Women http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6117959 Had a very nice day. Did some studying, cooked a wholewheat crust pizza, danced and hula hoop for exercise and drank cucumber infused water. <BR> <BR> Then there was a symposium in my neighbour target to women. It was called Wise Women. There were women speaking on topical issues spirituality, history, health, beauty care... There were people selling homemade items - including food and desserts. I managed to stay away from the desserts ( <em>244</em> ). I walked to and from the eve... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 08:03:22 EST Wholewheat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6117413 I have been experimenting with wholewheat flour. I've done crust (pizza and pie) and dumplings. I am pleased with how they turned out and now I'm going to make that the standard. I ordered a sandwich for lunch yesterday - it was supposedly on wholewheat bread. But I could taste the different because it tasted very soft - like white bread does to me now. It lack the coarseness of whole wheat. I let a GF taste the dumplings - it was in a soup. I didn't tell her about the wholewheat. So ... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 11:03:53 EST I wasn't brave? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6116627 I have a vision of people who are brave, courageous and in thinking about it I think - my perception is not reality. I guess I get my perception from what you see in movies where people are out there and whipping up a crowd in a frenzy and all of the stars line up for success. It's identifiable, underscored and it's effect is immediate and remarkable. <BR> <BR> I mentioned yesterday that at lunch on Wednesday, I passed on the dessert. I had some trepidation and wondered whether I could or... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 07:55:52 EST Passed on the Good Stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6115721 <em>241</em> I did not have any alcohol and I passed on the dessert at lunch which was cheesecake and bread pudding. I told my boss to not have this lunch during lent anymore. Didn't get to Zumba on Tuesday or any exercise on Wednesday because of the project we are working on. i had a personal project that I thought was supposed to start yesterday, but the link was not live so I've got to check on that. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e1903595-df07-44b0-8d5... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 04:23:26 EST Wednesday Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6114886 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a06952fc-aa57-4156-bd7e-1f87633dadf0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've got an eating challenge today. The department is going out for lunch. I want to maintain my no dessert and no alcohol streak. But it is my custom to have dessert and alchohol when I go out for a meal. So I've got to think about what drink I'll order or being strong enough to order a Club Soda (fruit punch is consolation prize). Dessert will just be a pass. I have been craving fri... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 06:18:17 EST Moving on gradually http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6114006 <em>244</em> went for a run after work - just for 40 mins. Still trying to exercise in the morning. Plan to go to zumba this evening. <BR> <BR> logged food - came in pretty much on calorie range. Amazing I thought I would be way under but a few nuts here and there - ran up those calories quickly. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b2302170-40fe-46eb-9047-177cc27f565b.gif"> Tue, 8 Mar 2016 06:19:14 EST Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6113120 Yesterday, I went to the gym around 1p.m. I toyed between going for a walk/run (and the many different locations) and the gym (even thought to join one nearer to me). I was toying with so many different possibilities that I almost didn't do anything. I said to myself "keep it simple". So I went to the gym. It felt good to be in the gym. I ran on the treadmill for 40 mins, ST, core, hula hoop and stretched. <BR> I went to the foodstore and bought some vegetables and fruit - should last... Mon, 7 Mar 2016 05:27:54 EST Miscel. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6112410 Yesterday got some private work done. DS was taken to the airport and he texted he arrived in MI safely. Went to a party in the evening. That is notable because I was inclined not to go , but went and stayed about 2 hours. Cooked a salmon quiche with wholewheat crust and stair-fried some shrimp. There is some leftover starch from a meal we had last week - so I'll eat that with the shrimp. I did cook a piece of salmon separately. My exercise is still on the to do list. <BR> <BR> <i... Sun, 6 Mar 2016 08:05:18 EST