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/ 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 Diet Coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831189 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1463904671.jpg"> <BR> This is a big social weekend. There are a couple of Christmas offic/professional lunches, a friend bad her mother visiting so there is a lunch planned for her. Friday night there is my son's soccer game & a holiday flotilla. Saturday I'd like to take in a Christmas concert. So all of these pose eating challenges. <BR> <BR> I'm reading the Beck Diet Solution so I will have to remember my focus cards and other tips I'v... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 05:11:44 EST Christmas Spirit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830953 It's soooo cold here. It's like a high of 61 degrees farenheit and I have on a sleeveless dress. Drats!!!! When the temperature gets this low you have to use the opportunity to pull out your winterwear. <BR> <BR> Went and got my hair coloured today - it's a light brown. My hairdresser and I really have a nice chit chat because I get there about 7 a.m. and it's only me and her so we can talk very personal things. <BR> <BR> I got a couple personal things done today - so I feel better. It w... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 16:10:21 EST Livin' and Laughin' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830142 I start the morning with a tribute to one of my BLC26 team-mate. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l358751443.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Alot of my BLC26 team-mates start their morning with coffee and to them <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l276186071.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And a smile to all my friends on SP <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l15800163.jpg"> Tue, 9 Dec 2014 08:11:09 EST Biggest Loser Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829549 Okay no more frivolity. I'm participating in BLC26 and the as part of the final challenge a task is to blog about the Challenge. <BR> <BR> This is the 2nd BLC challenge I've done - the weekend challenges have tasks that are aimed to helping you attain your health goals. They always include an exercise activity and a tracking activity. The task also include things that make you a well-rounded individual. There are task for de-cluttering - to help you to being organized. Sometime there... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 09:06:19 EST Knock Knock - Naughty & Nice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829037 Since I'm being naughty - I've got to be nice. <BR> <BR> Knock Knock <BR> Who's there ? <BR> Wenceslas <BR> Wenceslas who ? <BR> Wenceslas train home ? <BR> <BR> Knock Knock <BR> Who's there ? <BR> Wayne <BR> Wayne who ? <BR> Wayne in a manger... ! <BR> <BR> Knock Knock <BR> Who's there ? <BR> Avery <BR> Avery who ? <BR> Avery merry Christmas ! <BR> <BR> Knock Knock <BR> Who's there ? <BR> Holly <BR> Holly who ? <BR> Holly-days are here again ! <BR> <BR> Knock Knock <BR> Who's th... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 09:49:33 EST Twas the Night Before Xmas - Diet Style http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828555 <BR> 'Twas the night before Christmas and all round my hips <BR> were Fannie May candies that sneaked past my lips. <BR> Fudge brownies were stored in the freezer with care <BR> in hopes that my thighs would forget they were there. <BR> While Mama in her girdle and I in chin straps <BR> had just settled down to sugar-borne naps. <BR> When out in the pantry there arose such a clatter <BR> I sprang from my bed to see what was the matter. <BR> Away to the kitchen I flew like a flash <BR> tore o... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 10:23:45 EST Santa's Physician's recommendation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827973 New health recommendations from Santa’s private physician are urging the Big Guy to follow a balanced diet, daily exercise and regular cholesterol checkups. When it comes to Christmas Eve, it can be especially difficult for him to stay on this strict diet, especially with so many tempting cookies left out by children around the world. It’s important for parents to teach their children which foods will be good choices, and which ones might hinder Santa’s ability to maintain optimum health. <BR... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 07:53:08 EST Carol Service http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827397 Tuesday night was the Carol Service at my son's school. He's contribution to the event is playing in the brass section of the band. My son is in the 12th grade so this should be his final year in high school. A few pictures from the event. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1404214434.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My son with my mother (his grandmother) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l777438143.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My son in the band <BR> <BR> <img src... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 08:17:28 EST Final Scene http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827100 The nativity scene is complete. I was out this morning getting my run in and I was thinking about an online order that I was waiting to be delivered and I thought but I know they said at the office it had been delivered and that was about 1 week ago. So I tried to think whether I'd gone to collect it. Got ready and headed to work and lo in behold I had stashed it in a corner of the garage. I'd totally forgotten it. The final piece of the scence - the Shepherd was put on the display. Of ... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 17:18:04 EST The Voice in my Head http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826191 The voices in my head would not let me miss getting in 10k steps. So when I got home last night, I made another turkey pot pie and while that was cooking, I started to dance. I then ate and still had steps to go so danced some more. Couldn't get the music right so it seemed to take along time to get to 10k but I eventually made it. I don't like having to do it in the house because it can be boring. So this morning, I'm up and going out. Plus I have a presentation to a class today so I ... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 05:23:01 EST 1 day of the twelfth month of 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825625 Did not track Sat or Sunday. Also went off course on Sunday - I was hungry. I made turkey pot pie. I made the crust myself but used a can of cream of onion soup and leftover turkey, added some mushrooms and onions to season it. Will make another one to finish up the turkey since my son liked it. We don't like turkey breast, so it's using up the breast. The ham I chopped up and used some of it for the omelet for breakfast this morning. Didn't go out to exercise this morning. Think I ne... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 08:04:32 EST Saturday Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825093 4:30 bike ride in. My partner really struggled today because he was so tired from yesterday. We took a couple of stops and rested. I had some aching in my left quad as well. <BR> <BR> Foodwise was interesting yesterday. I didn't have alot to snack on in the house - so my hunger/cravings could only be satisfied by eating 'serious' food - ham or turkey and some stuffing and green beans. But I wanted something fatty, salty or sweet. I also had to eat my roasted vegetables with a little bi... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 09:41:48 EST Fall Fitness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824604 Went for my 4 a.m. bike ride. It was breezy (which is fine when it's at your back but of course it'll eventually or inevitably it comes in your face), so it was a tough ride. One of the riders got a flat, so that slowed us down. Another rider needed to be coaxed to the finish. The wind was rough and it makes you work harder so he was out of energy. Yes, the untrained trainer was the one doing the coaxing. After the ride I hula hooped for a couple minutes - that takes a lot of energy - s... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 08:57:04 EST Finish Strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824402 Went out with my friend this morning. She wasn't feeling the run so I had to really coach her to get through it. It was about 70 degrees farenheit and breezy. When I got home I did my hula practise. I postponed the Jessica Smith video until this evening. I've got one more day to go to complete the Fall challenge. I didn't feel like doing the video but for once I want to say I was prefect no excuses. So if I can do tomorrow I will have done one of her videos every day. <BR> <BR> Our ... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 20:04:49 EST Let's Laugh & Give Thanks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823743 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1342684581.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l211076058.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1443948064.jpg"> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 08:10:38 EST Thanksgiving Fruit Salad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823239 <BR> Here's how to get ready for tomorrow <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l232462169.jpg"> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:04:56 EST Good Day Good Night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823023 Oh me oh my. My electricity went off at 6/6:30 p.m. Monday and came back on about 7 a.m. What the #####????. So I started to head off to work and then it came on. Anyway, that set me back, I was supposed to put out the yard decorations - so the nativity scene is taking shape. This evening, I plugged them in. I have all the characters except the camel and the shepherd. I guess they'll arrive by next week. <BR> I got some solar lights (xmas), some work and some don't. So I've got to m... Tue, 25 Nov 2014 22:25:15 EST Happy Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822470 Finishing up my SP'ing late. I'm return to the Bahamas last night and I was very happy to be home in my own bed. The hotels are plusher than my abode, but my abode has the warmth and familiarity of home. I have my hula hoop and my routines. But I do need to get a break from here from time to time. <BR> <BR> My nativity scene is coming along very nicely. My mom is doing a great job capturing the theme. I haven't gotten the yard decorations put out because when I went to do it this eve... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 21:38:14 EST Easy Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821430 When I was in Virginia in October, I went to a Cracker Barrel restaurant. They served some bread and one of them was cornbread. It was awesome. I leave Miami today, so I'm going to get my nails done and see if I can find a Cracker Barrel. I'd thought about doing a Colour Run, but it starts so late and it's about a 30 minute drive. So hopefully can get the steps in during my 'shopping' today. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l367313875.jpg"> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 04:16:17 EST Crazy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821270 The ride to the airport in Dominica is harrowing. It goes across mountains so there are hills, hairpin curves and of course you go down too. Add to wet roads and I was hoping I'd reach safely. It's about a solid hour of this. Arrived in Miami last night about 8 p.m. Got to the room about 10 pm Decided I wanted to get my 10k steps in, so that kept me going til about 11pm. Got up this morning and did a 5k in aid of the Children's Bereavement Center. It was a run through Miami Zoo. I k... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 19:33:36 EST A glass per speaker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820462 Well this the last day at the conference. It's been raining heavily yeterday and so far this morning. I leave for the airport around noon. I hope the weather doesn't delay flights, I have to make a connection. I havn't run/walked but I did do Jessica Smith's videos each day and got the 10K steps in by dancing to music. I've been eating my vegetables and fruit. It's a challenge to asses my meals - lunch is set by the conference. So I put alot of salad on m platebut I think I use alot of... Fri, 21 Nov 2014 05:28:22 EST Let's Shine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819878 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1692011028.jpg"> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 05:02:34 EST Fish instead of Wings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819294 I must say I made good food choices in the evening which is the opposite of what I do. I ordered callaloo soup (it's a vegetable based soup, no meat but taste like it has coconut eitheir oil or milk in it) and grilled fish. I was tempted to order the wings but didn't. I did have a rum punch. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l308284502.jpg"> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 05:28:32 EST Dominica http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819018 The island is very mountainous We arrived on the north side of the island and the hotel is on the south an hour's drive away. so the road cuts across the island and it was curvy and hilly. Got a slight case of motion sickness. But I managed to stick my head out of the window and that solved it. The island is green and lush. I thought this would someplace to ride a bike or run hills. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1342861989.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 15:40:47 EST Leaving on a Jet Plane http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818181 Well, today I travel. I have a late flight and overnight in Miami, FL and then take a 7 a.m. flight to Puerto Rico with a connection to Dominica. So I'll be in Dominica until Friday. I visited Dominica 22 years ago. So it'll be interesting to see the changes. I'm attending a conference. I tend to get anxious when I go on these kinds of trips because it calls for a lot of socializing - office type chat. I don't get these trepidations when I'm travelling to run/walk. Interesting. But m... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 08:37:03 EST Bad Day in Black Rock http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817766 What a day of college football? If it wasn/t for Florida State I wouldn't have one win. LSU, Kansas St., Wyoming, NOTRE DAME <em>46</em> . Add to that i ate a pint of vanilla ice cream with pound cake. I gave the rest of the cake to my riding partners this morning. <BR> <BR> Today is Professional american football, so I hope I have better results. Tere was the Ironman Triathon on TV yestrday. I am always so inspird by the participants, their stories, their efforts. <BR> <BR> <img ... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 13:13:17 EST SAAA Turday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817123 When you get out of your routine - you miss stuff - like me blogging yesterday. I went to a seminar and the plan was to blog while I was there, but the wireless was crap and you couldn't get on, so eventhough I did spark yesterday - my blog I forgot. <BR> <BR> I've put my x-mas lights on my house - it's really simple, nothing like Crazy Lights - I'd love to do that. I've got to put the yard decorations out this weekend. I tried some solar lights and put them in a few trees. I want to c... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 08:16:25 EST Voice Message http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815989 Yesterday morning started with a voice message - "tired go back to bed". So I postponed my workout until the evening. I had a quality workout yesterday evening. I actually had a productive day. It seems I get really motivated when I'm about to travel (Monday). When I finished my run I came home and did a Jessica Smith video (Cardio Fusion). I had gotten a vm from someone just before I started exercising which in the circumstances suggested there was a problem or it required a favour. ... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:35:08 EST What A Difference A Day Make http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815388 This morning I got up and my body said "you're tired stay in bed". I went to bed at 10 p.m. and woke at 3:30 a.m. I slept off and on until 6:30 a.m. when I had to get up to get DS ready for school. Yesterday I was full of energy. Went for a run/walk for 3 miles. It was supposed to be a easy walk but decided to put some sprints in. I then came and hula hooped for 7 mins. Then cooked a quiche and a squash casserole. Then headed to work and got some of my employer's work done and my pers... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 08:52:34 EST Go Figure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814710 Felt energized on my workout this morning- go figure!!! No powerful thoughts just "life your legs". Monday night football was a bust so slept early. The hula hooping is improving I can do 10 rotations more often than not - but I do get tired - if my abs get tired does that count as me? <BR> <BR> I can do 5 degrees of separation but the sixth is troublesome. I still snack after I'm in bed. I tend to crave sweets which I satisfy by orange juice, grapes, nuts or Simply Lemonade. <BR> <img s... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:11:24 EST Younger than the Present. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814079 Went to exercise this morning and I was not feeling it. The aim was to add some intensity to my run so I was in jog mode. But I did think alot. I thought about my bike ride yesterday and how intense it was and how I'd like occasionally to enjoy nature. My thoughts then wondered on to years when I could run faster and jump higher and the cliche - "Youth is wasted on the young" came to mind. I then thought that we we are always younger than we are than the present. What did I mean by that... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 09:09:26 EST Like the Sun & Moon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813425 Did I ever mention I am also interested in taking pictures. I bought this Nikon D3000 about 4 years ago and used it sparingly. So I'm trying to use it more now - bought some acessories to go with it like wide angle lens and telephoto lens. <BR> <BR> When we bike ride in the morning we end just around sunrise. The sunrise was taken before time changed so it's a bit dark. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1479186206.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is a moonrise taken ... Sun, 9 Nov 2014 07:36:15 EST Memory Lane http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813032 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1046037427.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My mom is making a quilt out of the T-shirts I've received from participating in running events. She had laid them out on the floor to get an idea of how she wants to quilt them together. I looked at it and notice the first marathon I did which was in 1996 and it was in Jacksonville Florida. I was 36 years old and had no children. I complained I was too fat. I looked at a picture of me finishing the marathon ... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 10:34:35 EST Working those Abs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812455 I feeling these abs - that hooping to get that rotation going requires energy. I went running this morning with a buddy, came home and hula and then did a Jessica Smith video which was alot of stretching. I don't know which one required more energy - the run or the hula. I guess one I was used to (running) and the other I wasn't and it required my weak abs to work. Now I gotta go to my paying job. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1124244655.jpg"> <BR> <BR>... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 09:11:40 EST Bad Mood http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811814 I'm in a bad mood this morning. I weighed up 2 lbs and after all this exercising ....... 6 degrees of separation needs to hurry up kick in. So in honour of my bad mood here's Johnny: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1961828616.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2045100932.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l444638543.jpg"> Thu, 6 Nov 2014 08:00:15 EST Life is hula hooping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811178 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l363072083.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm learning to hula hoop. Been at it all summer - and I'm finally getting some revolutions in. So success breathes enthusiasm. So every morning I do it for about 10 minutes. I can't wait to be able to hula for 1 minute straight. This morning the goal was to do 10 revolutions. I managed to do it once. I could do 5 most of the time. I still have the occasions when its no revolutions. I must say, hula hoopers m... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 08:32:31 EST Enjoy Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810556 Went for a walk this morning (no amazing discussions or discovering solutions for the world problem or peace). Did a Jessica Smith video and remarked how I used to have sprite in my jumps - I'm doing the low impact version. It reminded me of when I attended aerobic classes and low impact was being introduced as an option (back in the late 80's early 90's) and I would scoff at it because I couldn't generate a sweat. I remember when walking was like taboo - there was no sweat in it. Well fa... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 09:09:15 EST Again Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809819 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1013924788.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm sleepy. Got up ran and stretched. Cooked breakfast, packed lunch and now it's time to get bathed and off to work. I must remember my 6 degrees of separation today. I'll have to assess my weekend of 6 degrees of separation. Seems like Sunday was good but Saturday was not. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l866559291.jpg"> Mon, 3 Nov 2014 08:42:31 EST Ride like the Wind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809388 This morning's bike ride was like riding hills for 23 miles. It was windy - very windy. The direction we rode the wind was either in your face or blowing left to right. No wind at your back. Of course you wake at the same time then have to wait the additional hour. I need to get in my ST for my WEC in. Since coming from riding the bike, I've: <BR> <BR> - cooked some beef and potatoes in a pressure cooker <BR> - cooked some shrimp to go with pasta accents <BR> - gone back to sleep & slept ... Sun, 2 Nov 2014 14:10:19 EST Saturday Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5808778 Collected DS from soccer. I was hungry. I asked DS what he wanted stopped at KFC. Very tempted to order something for me. But my taste buds weren't feeling it. Came home baked a salmon filet and made a pasta recipe from the Cooking Light magazine. It was delicious. I was very glad I didn't get the KFC. So that's my SOS <em>244</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> My 6 degrees of separation is going okay. It'll be interesting to see how I do today when I'm less structured. Went for a bike ride a... Sat, 1 Nov 2014 15:54:25 EST Let's Do It Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807981 Went out for a run with my girlfriend this morning. We did some hills. So my goal was to run up the hill and there are divets in the road so each time I got to one I'd clap to congratulate myself for that milestone. So I made it up the hill running. I was huffing and puffing when I got to the plateau. . Came home tried to hula. The 1st attempt was pretty good - I actually felt I got the rhythm but subsequent attempts I did not get as many reps. I then did a Jessica Smith video - strength t... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 08:26:31 EST One Step http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807410 While walking this morning, I thought about how 6 weeks have already gone since I started BLC26 challenge. I thought that is how life is - if you don't get on it it'll pass you by. I began to think about whether I was productive in my life and grade myself for my overall performance. I also thought about my future and how I should make the most of it. So the mind then went to the challenge and I did make a note to do better for the next 6 weeks. Which is then broken down to segments (sma... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 08:38:50 EST Get in those Minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807100 Forgot my cellphone home today and can you believe not a missed call or missed text <em>38</em> If it wasn't for data my phone would be dead. <BR> <BR> Got up at 5:40 a.m. -which is late - and decided what the heck I'm going for my exercise. Today the schedule called for intervals. So there is a track at a park about 1.5 miles from me. I can either walk there - but that will take up too much time, or I can get in my car and drive there - or <em>189</em> I ride my cruiser bike there.... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:15:34 EST