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/ 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 ... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 10:06:50 EST Triggers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731195 I'm feeling buoyant today. Maybe because it's almost Friday or the weekend. I went through my goals yesterday and got like 2 of the 'speak to' attempted - I called but each said they'd talk to me later. Not the finish I wanted but at least they are aware. <BR> <BR> So the remainder carry over to today. I was GIVEN another bag of mangos. I did not go in active receipt of them. I was reading a comment on my blog and the poster called them a 'trigger' food. It was actually the first tim... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 09:48:15 EST Moving Forward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730435 Today is another day to move forward. In moving forward - I need to deal with issues and things on my to do list. <BR> <BR> - Speak to TK <BR> - Speak to EM <BR> - Speak to BTVI <BR> - Pick topic <BR> - find instructions to make a drawer <BR> <BR> I managed to do no meat Monday on Tuesday. I have no more fresh mangos and I will not actively seek receipt of any more mangos. Went to aerobics last night - had a good work out. Tonight is Zumba. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://ph... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 09:52:25 EST To Sweeten or Not to Sweeten that is the Question. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729689 Sorry to report that 'No Meat Monday' turned into 'No Red Meat Monday'. I forgot and had a piece of chicken in my lunch. But I did not eat anymore meat for the day. I'm doing 'No Meat Monday' today. No Meat Packed. <BR> <BR> It's rainy again today - rains off and on. Went for my swim yesterday and it was an exercise in mind over matter. I forgot my googles - so I when my mother was dropping DS to soccer she brought them for me - or she brought a pair. The pair she brought were too slac... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 08:55:43 EST Reset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728902 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l474968782.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Had a Beautiful Day yesterday. Went for a 2nd Sunday Bike Ride - We did a little longer. Left home just after 6 p.m. and returned around 10 p.m. The ride was about 90 minutes. It's been a rainy weekend - scattered showers off and on. It looks like we'll have more of the same today. Decided not to go into work early this morning. <BR> <BR> Working my eating plan. No Meat Monday. <BR> <BR> Haven't gone ... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 09:08:00 EST Relax http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728285 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1939449097.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l509119052.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l266675543.jpg"> Sun, 29 Jun 2014 11:13:58 EST Rest for the Weary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727755 Did my social responsibility yesterday - attended a retirement luncheon for a colleague. Came home and decided I need to get on track with the eating - plan meals for the week. Just about to get my pen and paper out - get a call I got to pick up my son from soccer - his ride left him. It's about a 35 minute drive - so I put on my clothes and collect my child. <BR> <BR> Got home and managed to complete the plan and I went to sleep. This morning DS has soccer and so while he is there I g... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 13:07:17 EST Woe is Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726923 I have marked this week as 'terrible'. Had a busy day at work - but headed out to pilates yesterday. I've never done a pilates class and I enjoyed it. I would do that class again. After class went to the toilet and as I was flushing it, my car key dropped down the toilet. It's a pretty heavy key - so I was hoping that the flushing would not cause it to go down the drain. Well, No Such Luck. I was pissed off - no pun intended. <BR> <BR> I call a friend at the office and ask her to br... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 08:15:13 EST Belts & Suspenders http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726448 In April took my son to apply for his Bahamian passport. The 1st effort - we got there about 3p.m. The sign said you need 3 passport photos and I only had 2. I had some extra ones at the office, so we left and went back to the office collected them and returned. By the time we returned, they were not letting anyone else in because it was about 4 p.m. (they close at 4:30 p.m. I fumed internally, but we left. <BR> <BR> So about 2 weeks later, we made the 2nd attempt. This time things w... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 14:24:51 EST Cycle of Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725941 My day - left home at 6:24 am. Got to work at 7am. Got one piece of work done and then left to go to a meeting at 8:45 am. Arrived at meeting at 9:15 am. Listened and tried not to nod off to sleep. Left meeting at 10:40am. Headed towards work, stopped at ATM to make a deposit, stopped at grocery store and did some shopping. Arrived at work at 11:30 am. Had a meeting at 11:45 am that lasted until 2:30 pm. Had a conference call at 3:00 pm. which lasted until 3:45 pm. Had a sit down with... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 22:02:24 EST Mango Heaven http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725255 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1285542696.jpg"> <BR> <BR> These are all the mangos that I MUST eat. <em>334</em> <BR> The ones in the left are the 'hairy' mangos and the ones on the right are the 'smooth' mangos. I shall eat the hairy ones by Friday and the smooth ones I'll cut up and freeze for daiquiris/smoothies. <BR> <BR> Missed exercise today - had to work late. Then had to collect some mangos and I was kept talking until almost 11 p.m. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 23:43:56 EST Summertime http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724469 Summertime keeps getting better besides eating mangos - went swimming this evening at the beach. It was awesome. But the flies are just swarming everywhere. It was overcast most of the day. Not as humid as it will get but when you go in the beach - all of those things disappear. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1266492712.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 22:13:15 EST My Spirit is beginning to soar again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723400 I bought at least 1.5lbs of Bing Cherries and I ate them all. I love Bing Cherries. Mangos are in season - we have some that are fiborous (we call it 'hairy') and I love them. They get all stuck in your teeth and you gotta floss to get the strings out but they are so sweet. Then there are the 'smooth' ones - more commercially desirably. You find them in your salads etc... I eat them too. But also because they are highly perishable, there are rotten parts. I cut off the rotten parts and... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 12:39:31 EST Sincerity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722826 Thanks for the response to my blog yesterday. I love them because they were not gratuitious but very sage. As time moves on I am beginning to calibrate back to normal but I don't want the situation to arise again - so I've got to take action. <BR> <BR> Got up at 4 a.m. this morning - met up with a novice exerciser and we ran/walked for about 50 minutes. I was engaging her in conversation while we exercised - supposedly to gauge her fatigue through the breathlessness in her voice. I need ... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 13:37:21 EST Stealing Bases http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721920 I am straddling - trying to go to second base but keeping my foot on first. <BR> On the obituary page of the local newspaper there was the death notice of a girl with whom I went to high school. I remember that she was very popular and thought to be very attractive. She was a year ahead of me and we were not acquaintances. The notice indicated she was 54 years old. My memories made me think about some of my professional and personal plans. I've wanted to do a back to back marathon for... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 08:24:16 EST Relax http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721105 Got to Zumba yesterday - hadn't been for 2 weeks. Actually spent some evening time on Tuesday talking on the phone. I'm not much of a phone talker but needed to catch up with a couple of people. <BR> <BR> Going to work early - got a meeting to get ready for. It's been pretty much all out since I came back. I'm already waiting for the weekend. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l922677945.jpg"> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 05:51:53 EST Fearless http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720329 Work was ROUGH. Enough said. I didn't walk up the stairs - took the elevator. Missed my aerobics class - did a Jessica Smith video for 14 minutes. - Didn't get in 10k steps today - If I did 3k steps that would be amazing. Did sleep early - But also woke early. <BR> <BR> For today - gotta get to work early - DEADLINE PASSED THAT I'M TRYING TO MEET. Some old nemesis entered my sphere - can't let those demons regress me - I've changed as a person since those old times. Well the proof of ... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 04:14:21 EST Here we go Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719673 Here we go again. Yesterday, took DS to soccer and went to the gym while I waited for him to finish. Worked on the ellipitical and rode the stationary bike while I watched World Cup Soccer - US v Ghana. I left the gym just before the start of the second half - went to the grocery store and bought some basics for the home. Collected DS, drove home and put away the groceries. I had some meat which I divided up into packages and seasoned. Read a magazine and went to sleep. I go to work tod... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 08:40:14 EST Back to Reality http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718938 I am home now. It feels good to be around familiar people and friends. I go to work tomorrow - need to take care of some personal affairs. The heat is on and it's only 8 a.m. No training programme set yet - guess should use this time to control my eating. Feeling a bit adrift - but I do need to focus on some other things. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1830026894.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2089349762.jpg"> <BR> ... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:51:44 EST Sunday Funnies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718169 I'm in Salt Lake City's airport awaiting the flight to New York and then to Nassau. I should arrive home 10 a.m. So I'm using the time difference to my advantage and blogging for today, yesterday. <BR> Looking forward to getting home and being with my family & my familiar surroundings. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l405172945.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l611519047.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1258500009... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 00:13:05 EST Travel Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717864 I'm having a nice lie in. <BR> Rental cars - It's interesting how rates for the same class of rental cars from the same agency can differ wildly between cities. Also the refueling charge. I wonder why Alamo/National just don't merge & Budget/Avis. I had a GM Cruze from Alamo & one from Hertz. The Hertz rental had all the bells and whistle. Leather seats, rear view console and odometer options. The Alamo rental didn't have these but it was 1/3rd of rate. <BR> <BR> Airports - The regional... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:50:29 EST RUN OUT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717440 I had this desire to run back to back marathon. I finally did it. Clinton Iowa & Swan Lake Marathon in Viborg, South Dakota - June 7 & 8 respectively. <BR> <BR> So if one back to back is good- 2 must be better. I head to Utah/Idaho for this weekend. Friday is Idaho. I complete that. But I am mentally & physically busted. I can't do another one so I will skip Utah. It's the same race organizers except you do the Bear Lake, Idaho side one day & the other state the next day. This is a rural/un... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:49:38 EST Temple http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716427 Spent the day visiting Temple Square in Salt Lake City. I took in a movie/documentary on Joseph Smith. What struck me was that they love to build. Not just homes but large buildings. At Temple Square there are alot of buildings and a lot of huge buildings. All with modern amenities. The room we watched the documentary in easily rivalled a hall at Disney World spacewise & technology. The cinematography was Hollywood calibre. The Square was impressive. <BR> <BR> After that drove to a Mall. W... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 10:47:55 EST Circadian Rhythm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715590 It's interesting what time really means to us. When I left home on Thursday I went back one hour. That didn't seem to affect me very much. I'm now in Utah and I'm now 2hrs behind. I feel the difference. I want to have breakfast at 4 am & lunch at 10am. The city is surrounded by mountains and it's hot like Nassau here. I head home on Saturday night. <BR> <BR> In 2012 I went to France with my son. That was 6 hrs ahead of Nassau. Aside from the jet lag I was constantly calculating what time... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 09:21:39 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714688 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1201841451.jpg"> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 04:55:48 EST Besides the Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714328 It's raining today. Even though I'm on holiday had to get some work done. I talked about my marathon yesterday well got to share events surrounding the marathon. Got into Sioux Falls SD about 9:38p on Saturday night. Went to collect rental car but the agency was closed. The event is at5am & I'm exhausted. So go angency that was open got a car which was $30 a day more than the one I'd prepaid <BR> Drive 40 mins to the hotel. Get up & drive another 40mins to the race for a 5am start. As I menti... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 15:46:03 EST Swan Lake Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713693 i've had a desire to do a back to back marathon for many years I'd tried it in 2011 but was not successful. So had to get in better shape physically & mentally Anyway on Sunday completed Swan Lake marathon in Viborg, SD and accomplished my goal. While the marathon on Sat was run on concrete & asphalt, this was run mainly on unpaved/gravel roads The event has a full & a half There was a beautiful mist hovering around the lake in the early morning The birds were making a lot of noises -... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 21:06:00 EST Mainly Marathons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712934 Completed a marathon today in Clinton Iowa. Mainly Marathon has organized a series of back to back marathon concentrated in particular regions of USA. This week it's the Heartland Series. It started in Niles Michigan, then a city in Indiana ( I forget the name). Then it was Iowa, tommorow it will be somewhere in Illinois & finally Sunday in Wisconsin. The welcome walkers. No time limit. The route is repeated several time - it's out &back. Some people are doing all 5. So they started on Wed. ... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 16:45:52 EST plan in action http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711955 Travelling so I'll be brief. Except for the delay due to weather, the trip was good. There was a 3hr drive to the hotel which was navigated smoothly. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1688859285.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l638632902.jpg"> Fri, 6 Jun 2014 09:09:53 EST Time Flies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711243 We'll i've done as much as I can do prior to flight time. I am releasing now and getting in flight mode. The day is very warm - seems like about 88 and it's humid. <BR> Time is a running so gotta go. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2139520639.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l440919631.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Jun 2014 11:00:20 EST Down with Tyranny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710845 Tommorrow I'll be headed a few thousand miles north to Iowa and then on to South Dakota and the following weekend to Utah. I had a fantasy that I am trying to make a reality. In the Bahamas we have a holiday on Friday - it's our labour day and then on Monday it's Whitsunday (a Christian holiday). <BR> <BR> Went for the interview today. It did not go well. I had to go to another island for the interview and it's about a 30 minute plan ride. Arrived on the island at 8 a.m. The interview... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 22:02:28 EST Tuesday Chit Chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709667 I actually got a weight loss streak going - loss weight 2 weeks in a row - like 1lb each week. <em>244</em> . <BR> <BR> School for my son is winding down. He only goes when he has exams. I love Grandma 'cos she taxis him up and down. He's got his own personal chauffeur. I am on night duty. But DS is a good kid - he has one more year in HS and I am thankful I've not had any disciplinary problems. <BR> <BR> The weather is overcast and threatening rain. They say the more rain the le... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 11:03:50 EST Busy Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708680 Sunday was interesting. It was overcast and later in the evening it rained. Around 11 a.m. I decided I need to get my 10K steps in plus I wanted to test out the music that I'd changed the tempo. It was supposed to be a easy walk/run - just hear what the music was about. I don't know what happened but the route usually takes me about 1:03 I did it in like 58 minutes. Was it the music or the time of day or because rain was threatening. Anyway, it was an intense workout I did not intend f... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 07:58:35 EST Tempo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708003 I am going to blog quickly and then hop back into bed I hope. Just by writing this a few things ran across my mind that I need to do before I jump back into bed. Alternatively, I'm thinking when else I can do them. DS has soccer today and I am going to the hairdresser. Got a hectic work week ahead as Wednesday starts my vacation. I have a job interview on Wednesday - so gotta get my hair in order. <BR> <BR> It's overcast and raining right now. Got up and went to the foodstore - more t... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 10:12:21 EST Lemons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707427 Sorry if this post twice, but I don't know what happened to the one I did before but it's not up. The devil still busy. <BR> Took DS to soccer for 7 a.m. He got the sites mixed up so I lost 10 mins out of my exercise time (just the devil). Rode my bike for 30 mins. Came back to the car to change - couldn't find my car keys - lose another 10 minutes (that's just the devil). Almost abandoned the swim but decided 1% of something better than 100% of nothing. <BR> <img src="http://photos-a... Sat, 31 May 2014 11:17:07 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706708 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1083533489.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l837494845.jpg"> Fri, 30 May 2014 10:29:48 EST As Time Goes By http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705826 This song "As Time Goes By" came to mind as I begin to write this blog. I'm like it's Thursday 'again'. It's the same name every week but it's a different time, things are different. I believe the saying says "the more things change the more they remain the same" <BR> <BR> The sun is shining here but it's raining. I think the expression says when this is happening that is the "devil beating his wife". Does that make sense? <BR> <BR> Went to Zumba yesterday. I went over calories by 200... Thu, 29 May 2014 08:36:11 EST Impressions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704999 Forgot my fitbit at home yesterday. I had to suppress a panic attack because of that. I was tempted to turn around 3/4 of the way to work to go home and get it. But I had to remind myself that Fitbit is only making an annoucement - it is not doing the work. So I soldiered on. Did a different workout in the evening - it was too late to go to aerobics - so I went up and down the stairs at work 10 times and then walked over to the park/track that is near work and did one lap. <BR> <BR> M... Wed, 28 May 2014 08:32:09 EST Stepping Stones http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704169 Early morning conference call - 6 a.m. My fitbit is saying I only set 4.27 hours last night. The night before was just around 4 hours. I usually don't track my sleep but for the BLC challenge we need to get 6 hours min. So I am surprised at the results. <BR> <BR> NSV - declined to purchase a meal out - even though it is one of my favourites - Jerk Chicken. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l542444106.jpg"> Tue, 27 May 2014 08:42:27 EST Rise & Shine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703323 Sunday made a gourmet meal yesterday for lunch/dinner. Dijon Chicken and Quinoa with Spinach & Feta cheese. Both of the recipes are from Sparkrecipes. I had a carrot and broccoli salad with a homemade vinaigrette dressing. I had it on a blue plate. For dessert was Tapioca served in a ramekin. Only thing missing was the sparkling water served in a crystal wine glass. The ambiance could have been better too but I was very satisfied with the meal. Coming in within calorie goal. <BR> <... Mon, 26 May 2014 08:12:49 EST Vinyl Albums http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702818 OK - today not starting off with a bang like Saturday. So far (it's almost 1p.m.) and no exercise in yet. But I've done alot of cooking. Made some Raw recipes - and they have been in the dehydrator since Sat. night at 9 p.m. Finished up some recipes this morning and put them in the dehydrator after taking some out of the dehydrator. Prepared lunch for today - Dijon Chicken and Quinoa with spinach and feta cheese. Also had breakfast. <BR> <BR> Watched the IAAF World Relays on TV last ni... Sun, 25 May 2014 13:17:47 EST