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/ Bee Happy Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764708 Yesterday was a horrible day. I felt miserable at work and sleepy. I went out for an hour and parked by the beach. Didn't exercise because my bag was not packed correctly. I did not have a a shirt. So I couldn't go to gym. I thought I'd go home and wait until the sun went down and go to exercise. But I knew that would not materialize - that's like an hour and half wait. So said so done. But I got my Aria scale synced and stepped on it to make my day worse. Got my new ipod operationa... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:43:42 EST Lifting the Pall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764230 We got to the airport in Tampa with plenty time to spare. We had lunch and then boarded our flight. It left on time and arrived on time. I landed in Miami at 3:43p.m. But it took like 15 minutes to taxi to the gate. Deplaning was another 5 minutes. Our connection was 4:35p.m. boarding at 3:55p.m. So we made a mad dash to get to the otherside of the terminal. It was on final call when we arrived. We boarded right away and sat down. We waited for about 10 minutes and nothing. We were ... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 11:36:26 EST Vacation over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763421 Went to Busch Gardens with DS yesterday. We arrived about 1:30p and left about 5p I walked with DS. My days of going on the rides have passed. I remember when I would be up up and away. It was hot. I drank water. My son seemed unaffected. Had dinner at Smokey Bones - if the steamed broccoli had 170 calories you know the meal was high calorie. We head home today - so tomorrow my vacation mode will over. <em>46</em> <BR> <em>536</em> <em>535</em> <em>534</em> <em>12</... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 08:54:39 EST They Broke Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762803 I did really great at lunch. We ate in the Mall and I went to each of the food places looking for what I wanted meat and vegetables. So I had bourbon chicken with broccoli side. The broccoli seemed to have some oil/gravy on it. So I took it out of the gravy stuff and ate it. Now - in the mall is a Cheescake Factory. I don't run into that everyday and I must say I thought about it ALOT. Asked DS if he'd share a slice with me - he said no. So that ended it. NO. Had to go to Dicks Spo... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 10:33:41 EST Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762019 We went to an outlet mall and spent about 4 hours there before I demanded mercy and we left. So I got my 10k steps in. At Outback - I had onion soup without the cheese and bread on it and the wood grilled salmon with vegetables. I ate 1/2 of the bread with some butter. This is a change because I'd usually have a steak with baked potato and sour cream and butter. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1105085360.jpg"> <BR> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 10:12:01 EST bonding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761310 My itinerary went smoothly yesterday. Flight on time, bags arrived at the same time as I did. Rental car reservation was fine, car worked, directions to school was spot on & I followed them easily. Went to the collection area for the campers it was mayhem - young people & luggage. But through the chaos DS arose. So be was unusually loquacious-that's a good thing. I'm thankful for these things. <BR> <BR> We had lunch at Olive Garden. I had chicken Caesar salad with minestrone. I did have 2 b... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 09:14:56 EST flying right http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760675 When your flights run on time it's a beautiful thing. But when there are delays it's a mess. Arrived at airport 2 hours in advance, flight already delayed. 6pm flight leaves at 8:30p. Good thing I didn't have same night connection. There was a weather system in Miami which caused flights to back up. When we did take off the sky was like fireworks were going off. But the ride was smooth &the landing was excellent not a bump. So I'm back to airport to head to Tampa &collect DS. <BR> <img src=... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 04:50:36 EST Riding in the Rain Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760295 Going to collect DS today. So I'm flying off to Tampa, FL. We'll stay in FL until Wednesday. <BR> <BR> Concluded the gym challenge - 0 weight loss, Body/Fat ratio the same and inches the same. <BR> <BR> Rode bike last night - my riding partner claims it was 26miles. I was shocked. It actually rained at the beginning of the ride and I wanted to turn around because we'd only been riding 10 minutes or so by then. But I persisted. The rain was only in one spot - and it was like you were ... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 12:45:58 EST Hula Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759420 Zumba was good last night. Also on 2 occasions I got into a rhythm on the hula hoop. PROGRESS <em>104</em> . Listened to some Kenny G last night - bought back alot of memories. It made me want to have a candlelight bubble bath. I also went to hairdresser and had her put some colour in my hair. She says it looks nice - not sure I like it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l252483416.jpg"> Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:40:39 EST Feel like a Jerk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758762 Had a great time at aerobics last night. The class was really hyped and I have 90% of the steps down. Plus I'm jumping a little higher - more comfortable with the steps. The instructor is on a one month break. This is also the final week of the weight loss challenge at the gym. So I have to get weighed and interviewed. <BR> I have been eating chicken all week. KFC Wings, Jerk chicken and nuts. No vegetables and no carbs (did have raisin bran cereal for breakfast the past 2 days). I'... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 08:14:58 EST Routine Chaos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758083 I feel like the past week I've been off programme. My calorie count is back up to the 2k mark consistently. My exercise has not been consistent. Like yesterday's swim was the first in about 7 days. I've been to aerobic and zumba class last week after having missed one or the other for a couple of weeks. Done some running. But all and all it seems a bit haphazard. I guess the only consistent thing has been the biking. I've not played tennis or ST in about 2 weeks. Been doing some hula... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 08:20:12 EST Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Spiralized Zucchini http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757331 I tried sun-dried tomatoes. It was so hot outside they actually burnt <em>334</em> . I put some fresh basil and thyme on them while they were being sun-dried. Haven't tasted them yet but will see later today. I also used my spiralizer finally. I used it on a zucchini. It was really nice and interesting. I only had one zucchini so it wasn't enough. I tried a cucumber but it was too soft. So just ended up cutting the cucumber up as usual. <BR> <BR> While we were wrapping up our ride... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 07:07:54 EST weekend closing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756823 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1359125668.jpg"> Sun, 10 Aug 2014 10:52:34 EST chillin' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756384 Can't believe I didn't blog yesterday. Went bike riding yesterday evening. We did an abbreviated route cause we started late. Today I didn't run or swim. I'm just going to lay in. Gotta get some hula hooping in. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1942978185.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1034413619.jpg"> Sat, 9 Aug 2014 14:16:35 EST Should've Done Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755358 A friend from College recently posted a picture from those days. It brought back a lot memories. My head was as narrow as the blade of a hatchet. Gotta get back there <em>334</em> . My riding partner was not able to go out today, so I went for a run. I've not done this route in a while - it's actual the track near work. I started around 7p.m. and it was humid and warm. After I got warmed up at one point I felt like some one had put lye on my face I had that hot warmth about it. But ... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 21:23:32 EST Thinking Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754158 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l827332413.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1486722846.jpg"> Wed, 6 Aug 2014 07:53:36 EST Bike & Me at one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753661 I just had the biggest laugh looking at the picture I posted yesterday. I was reading the comments and people said "you look so happy". I'm saying to myself "Yeah, there is this 7" cake in front of you - of course your all smile. This is the problem". <em>9</em> <em>198</em> <em>246</em> . <BR> <BR> Went for the 22 mile bike ride yesterday evening. (Yes after the faint run in the morning) We finished in 1:57. I was riding like I was in the Tour de France. It was a pretty flat... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 13:34:58 EST Emancipation Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752913 Today is a public holiday - Emancipation Day here. Decided to go for a run at 8a.m. From my bedroom - it looked overcast and it seemed cool. Curtains and an a/c would do that I found out. When I stepped out - it was warm. But you convince yourself it's okay. So the plan is 5 miles. The first half was fine. But the second half I'm as warm as the weather and I started to feel faint. Of course I don't have any water. So I walk the last 2 miles to live to fight another day. I also went... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 12:25:01 EST Bike & Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752228 The bike ride was intense yesterday. First we did a different route and we added on 2 miles. But the intensity laid in the fact that it was getting dark and my headlight was not working. So I was riding fast to get to the car. I am beginning to think that bikes don't like me. When we went for a long ride in Eleuthera - the gears on my bike wouldn't shift. So I was stuck in one gear the entire way. My partner's bike was fine. The week before that actually, when I pulled out my road bik... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 12:08:06 EST Celebration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751515 Had my celebratory dinner last night. We started off with Happy Hour at this upscale Bar. No sports bar. We shared a bottle of red wine. Then we went to a fine dining restaurant. The portions are small and the focus is on the presentation. I had duck for an appetizer and salmon for my entree. We had white wine. I usually fill my glass up to the rim but not here it was like only 1/8th full. For dessert - they bought out a cake (it was like 7 inches and there were 5 of us and we share... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 07:21:25 EST Jambalaya http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750910 Went for a 2 hour bike ride yesterday. My back tyre went flat - so I rode like 2 miles on a flat tire. Talk about working hard. Afterwards we went for dinner. I ordered a Jambalaya. It was served with pasta. Not sure if it's always served with pasta or sometime with rice. This was my first Jamabalya. It was a seafood jambalaya. It was alot of pasta but you could count the shrimp and mussels. Anyway, I ate 1/2 of it an bought the rest home. I had the other half for breakfast. I had... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 08:32:02 EST Nothing Profound to Say http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750539 Going bike riding this evening. I really want to stay home, get in the bed and worry about my DS. So yes, I want to waste time. I'm am not armed with a meal after bike riding, so I have to figure out how to control the situation. I am actually hungry right now - I'm snacking on fruit - bing cherries. This is our 1st Thursday ride. <BR> <BR> I need to go run - so I can have some profound thoughts. Right now - I am in a fog. Can't think about anything to blog about - hence these filler... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 17:41:34 EST Jokes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750000 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l377195090.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l442075727.jpg"> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:46:10 EST Solo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749456 My son is flying solo for his first time. I am very anxious - can't wait for him to let me know he's arrived safely. My work didn't permit me to travel with him - so you know I'm casting expletives on this job. But I guess mothers have to release at some time. Feeling a little down. The house is so lonely and it's only been an hour since I dropped him at the airport. I've got all the fears - did I do the right thing by sending him to camp, alone, will he be alright. <BR> I have to reme... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:44:16 EST Smile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749321 DS going to summer camp tomorrow. Just finished packing his stuff. 1st time he'll travel alone. I'm a bit nervous. Today was no meat and I've made it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1798438543.jpg"> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 23:56:03 EST Interim Summer Assesment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748193 Sunday when I got up the cable was off and the cellular network was off. So I was unable to use the internet. Both were off the entire day. When I returned home around 7:30 p.m. the networks were up. Thankful the electricity was on so your house could stay cool. <BR> This morning the cable and cellular network were working fine but the electricity went off bout 7:30 a.m. I took my bathe (in cold water - thankfully the weather is warm) and headed into work. <BR> <BR> Soon time for back ... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 11:23:36 EST Busy Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747854 Yesterday was my birthday. It was a lot of driving. I decided not to check calories. I made a pound cake & had vanilla ice cream. Wasn't able to drink alcohol because I drove so much. I swam, played tennis & did my ST/Abs/Stretches. <BR> Friday & Sunday attended DS soccer game. They didn't win any but was good to see him in a different setting. I was proud of how he played hard to the end. So gotta plan the rest of his summer. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l7384114... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 23:31:12 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747245 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l800572350.jpg"> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:43:57 EST Bee Happy Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746227 Managed to get to the pilates class at 5:30p and get that exercise in before collecting DS yesterday. Came home and planned to go to bed early but that did not happen. Ended up going ot bed about 1 a.m. <BR> <BR> Today is the next game for DS' soccer team - so will be attending that this evening. Did not go to exercise this morning but there is a small window before I have to go to the soccer game. It's just that between 5 - 6:30 p.m. it's really hot here. So the options are the gym o... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:43:18 EST Tired Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745465 DS' team had the 1st game vs Bermuda. They lost 4 - 0. His number is 10 and I learned that the Big Dogs wear 10. It was amazing to see him so animated and giving instructions on the field. He's nothing like that at home. There was good support for the team. The next game is Friday. <BR> <BR> I am very tired this morning, so exercise is in the evening. I am going to try to go to the gym between 5p - 6p, so I can do pick up of DS at 6:30p. I am so tired that I don't feel like cooking... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 07:27:37 EST Hills reflect your personality http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745090 Yesterday went for a run after work. I had to pick up DS at 6:30 p.m. so by 7p.m. I was changed and on the road. Started off pretty slow - took me about 1hr to warm up. I'm getting old, it used to take 30 minutes. Went up some hills and felt like I actually lifted as I went up as opposed to plodding up them. Got into this very important internal discussion - <BR> "what does the way a person come down a hill say about their personality". This was deeeeep. I come down the hill - at the s... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:04:21 EST Just Jokin' Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743968 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l453428175.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1066854834.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1395005218.jpg"> Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:17:00 EST Ridin' in the Rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743800 I am exhausted today - I'm getting a bit of a headache - it usually means that I'm tired and I need to sleep. Another symptom of tiredness is grazing (eating food and I'm not hungry). I managed to stop it by coming on SP and logging my food etc... <BR> <BR> I was not feeling like exercising today and had I not had to pick up DS from soccer at 8pm I'd gone home. But I went for my scheduled swim and came home and completed my Sparking. <BR> <BR> Sunday, we went bike riding in the rain. ... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 22:43:03 EST Sunday Musings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742737 Tennis was cancelled yesterday due to rain. This morning I went for a 3 mile run. Put a pork roast in the oven for dinner and we have some left over brown rice and will cook some broccoli to go with it. The bike ride seems on for the evening - so this will also be the after meal. Did some hula hooping last night - also watched a couple of videos on it. I've got a way to go. <BR> <BR> DS has a soccer tournament June 23 - 27. So I have to make adjustments to my exercise schedule becaus... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 13:33:40 EST Good Fortune on Hiatus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742272 Had a good bike ride yesterday - we did about 20 miles again. Then I was armed and ready with the food - cornish hen and brown (looked white) rice. Mango/banana ice for desert (I put some rum in mind). <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> So this run of good fortune has come to an hiatus. Got up and met my friend for 4:30 a.m. for a walk/run. We did one minute run, one minute walk and did that for 1 hour. It was warm even at that time of day. Came home took DS to soccer and went for my swim. O... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 18:58:37 EST Awesomely Efficient http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741281 I was awesomely efficient yesterday. Got up and did my Sparking. Had packed my lunch and snacks the night before - so that was ready to go as I headed out the door. My 1st appointment was with the dentitst for 9 a.m. Left home about 8:30 a.m. and had some time to kill, so I stopped to pick up my bike that I had taken for some repairs at the bicycle shop. Then stopped to do a banking transaction and then stopped to purchase some toiletries. Got to my appointment at 8:55 a.m. The dentist... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 07:33:25 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740546 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1734485266.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2131993856.jpg"> Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:11:23 EST Slenderize http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739841 As the people say: "I must be losing inches". I put on a skirt and blouse yesterday and they usually feel a bit snug, put they went on very comfortably. I thought to myself the elastic in the waistline must have stretched cos the skirt was loose. Anyway, at work a co-worker remarked how slim I was. I was a bit embarrassed that she'd notice and made the remark because other co-workers were around and they chimed in. I quickly demurred and retreated into my office. The one thing I did do ... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 06:54:59 EST Going Beyond http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739189 SparkFriends - I had that talk with one person who was on my list a couple week's ago. I didnot get what I wanted but I still am determined to pursue it. It is a milestone for me because I moved out of my comfort zone professionally - it's a small calculated and incremental risk but I have a plan and I'm going to see how it works out. My philosophy is that 'no' doesn't mean 'no'. <BR> <BR> I'm involved in a challenge at the gym. We had to do 50 push ups - 5 sets of 10. When I got home ... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:48:48 EST Cruiser versus Racer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738423 Yesterday we went for the bike ride. We did about 20 miles. Never would I have thought I'd be racking up those kinds of miles on a bike. I was on my racer and my friend was on a mountain bike. The racer was the great equalizer. I could climb hills effortlessly and acceleration was smooth. The bike is so light. I really love my orange cruiser but it's a heavy bike. Like the name suggest it's for cruising. I'm going to buy a basket to put on the front so I can ride it to get groceries... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:37:56 EST Phases and Cycles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737891 Yesterday - I hit all my exercise plans - <em>311</em> <em>237</em> <em>319</em> <em>260</em> . My tennis partner is a male and you know they can only have to stop eating one slice of bread and they lose weight. So after tennis he wants to get something to eat. I was READY. I had some fruit to eat immediately after tennis on the ride home and I had a meal HE could eat when he got to my house. For me I had 5 crackers and a tablespoon of homemade nut butter. <em>244</em> . W... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 12:13:30 EST Enjoy Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737268 Got up this morning and went for a walk with a friend who is interested in training for a marathon. She missed 2 weeks due to prior commitments but we did an hour. Then I collect DS took him to soccer and went swimming for 1 hour. The murkiness is leaving the under water. The top is calm and the entire water is a pleasant temperature. DS has a second edition of soccer this afternoon and I'll head to the gym and then later in the night I'll reacquaint myself with Tennis. <BR> <BR> I've... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:27:02 EST Beautiful Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736639 No Work and All play made it an Awesome Day. <BR> <BR> The day began with me dropping DS to soccer at 5 a.m. then packing water and gatorade into car, collected my riding mate and we went to the ferry. It left at 8a. I made some chicken soup and had that for breakfast while we waited for the departure. Got to Eleuthera about 10:30a and had to take another ferry to our starting point. Time to ride. Started shifting my bike and found out it only had one gear. Which was a low gear (meanin... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:30:34 EST Bahamas Independence Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735792 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l850758204.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2054818307.jpg"> Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:45:54 EST All About Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735455 Today I went to the hairdresser. Tomorrow is a holiday. Yesterday I went to aerobics. <BR> Now I am sleepy as I blog. Soon it'll be time to go to the gym. Before I handed out cookies to my friends. <BR> <BR> Earlier I greeted my SparkFriends. Presently I am finishing up blogs. Later I'll finish logging my food. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l947930039.jpg"> Wed, 9 Jul 2014 15:53:27 EST How Was Your Day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734394 Yesterday was hot. I went swimming and the water was very cool. The bottom of the sea was a bit upset - it contents were moving around and it was murky. So the top was calm but underneath was churning. The tide was high. I started off really good with the freestyle - stroking calmly but I find when I begin to tire, my stroke and timing becomes a bit erratic. I swim perpendicular to the shore, so going out I felt fast. So I swam a little farther. When I turned around the current was ag... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 08:53:29 EST Tide is High http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733623 Time to head to work <em>46</em> . Lunch and snacks are packed and are ready to go. This is a shorten week for us. Thursday is Independence day here so we'll have a holiday <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday was a scorcher. We did go for the bike ride but my bike was flat so we turned around very soon. We went for a car ride instead - and stopped to pick 'coco plums'. I am going swimming this evening. Tide should be high. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 08:31:32 EST Tennis Not A Date http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733082 The tennis last night went great. We had some good laughs. We hit balls for 1-1/2hr. This was his 1st time playing. I also went to the gym yesterday. I did ST while I waited to collect DS. I still had a half hour to kill so I used it to walk at a track nearby. I had to deal with a situation at work while walking. Had to talk a matter through with my boss. If that was a scheduled exercise that would not have happened. DS soccer ended late & I told him I had a date to play tennis. He said that ... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 12:27:00 EST Date Night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732521 It's a scorcher and it's only just begun. A wonderful thing has happened recently. A guy I used to work with called me and we went for lunch. But more recently, we've been going bike riding and tonight we are going to play tennis. After we went for lunch, he invited me for a lunch again and I decided to try something I'd read in a one of these Sparkpeople's articles - have an active date. So after some probing - we settled on bike riding. I explained to him that I tend to stay away f... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 12:31:53 EST Feeling Hot Hot Hot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731855 Last night I went to the movies. I haven't done that in many many years. The electricity cut off while the movie was on - so that was about 9 p.m. Luckily the theatre had a generator. The electricity came on 4 a.m. this morning. Thankfully, the night was not as hot as it could have been there was a light breeze. The electricity interruption had nothing to do with Arthur 'cos there was no hint of Arthur being nearby. The heavy clouds never materialized into any rain. Today skies are clear and ... 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