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Tue, 11 Mar 2014 14:27:36 EST All I Ask of You...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644700 <em>448</em> Gosh peeps, I don’t even know where to begin?! I haven’t been able to keep up with all the blogs I follow or write myself this past week. Distracted by life. But in a good way. Feeling good. <BR> <BR> <em>537</em> Friday, got to complete the motorcycle class. Now Im not ready to go ride a motorcycle out on the street, it was an intro class to teach the basic mechanics. Im not intimidated now, and if I had to drive a motorcycle to transport myself in an emergency I believe t... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 17:57:24 EST Oh What a Night! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638646 Well I think I will be gushing for some time over Benedict Cumberbatch and his memorable first Oscars appearance. I thoroughly regret missing the Red Carpet but it was for a good cause. I spent the day with the family at the Renaissance Festival and had a blast. I don't think I hated it at any point which is a rarity on family outings. My husband was in a rare good mood and didn't even drink. Probably a first for him at this event, but much appreciated by me. <BR> <BR> Oh but my Benny!! Wha... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 13:45:48 EST I’m Not That Girl (Digging for Fire) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635387 Two weeks in a row my plans to take the bike out have fallen through. Iv had to take my daughter to cheer the past 2 weeks, and Im pretty sure I will take her next week too, as they are having a clothing drive and I cant bother my husband to haul the crap there. I usually try to do my c25k on these occasions, but I didn’t have my mp3 player or earbuds, and just didn’t really feel like it. So I decided I would just walk for the whole time Abby was a cheer and see how I felt. So I planned to ju... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:15:15 EST Little Bitty Pretty One (Everybody Hurts, Sometimes) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633467 <em>252</em> First off, I want to give a big shout out to all my Sparkfriends who commented on my blog yesterday. I think it was crucial to me to being able to push past this difficult point. Because I don’t know about the rest of you, but in my life when the poo hits the fan, fitness (exercising, tracking, eating right) usually goes right out the window. “Im sorry I can only handle these emotions right now, I cant worry about staying on track.” Excuse me? Since when did my metabolisim noti... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 13:05:10 EST Sending out an SOS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632107 We had the talk today. Well a talk. And to say it went poorly would be like saying Napoleon ran into some difficulty at Waterloo. We talked about the sex and the drinking. We didn't even get round to the money. Ran out of time. We are planning to get together next Sunday and revisit. Make a 'needs' list. What he needs. What I need. What's negotiable what's not negotiable. It all seemed to be going okay. Hopeful even. Until he decided he needed to let me know he had gone through my stuff. I d... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 01:43:31 EST Three Days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629267 <em>318</em> That’s three days in a row doing my CrossFit style cardio/strength routine that my RN Educator at work recommended. I am so totally stoked! Did it Sunday, Monday and Tuesday. Then for variety, I had planned to take my mountain bike out for a spin last night. However, my husband was feeling ill, so I volunteered to take my daughter to cheer practice and did my C25K run around the lake. I had not done my C25K in almost 2 weeks (uhg!) Was pretty doable for the first 3 intervals, ... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 13:27:56 EST T.I.R.E.D-Spells It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627392 So I case you are wondering, my blog titles are all coming from songs lately. Any Pixies fans in the house? <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> And that’s where I am at today: soooo tired. I have not been sleeping well. I guess I can say that Im doing ‘research’ to find out just how bad it is too let you kids have a cell phone that they have unrestricted use of. Because after staying up to watch the Premier of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on NBC (ended midnite my local time) I stayed up oh anot... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:14:59 EST All you need is love! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5626418 <em>129</em> Some cool things happened this weekend. I had the privilege to do some service work Sunday. A girl I know from the meetings, who has a toddler and little baby and no car, needed a ride to the Greyhound station to take a bus up to Flagstaff for her grandmas funeral. My daughter loves getting to hold this baby, so she was so happy when the baby let her hold him for close to an hour. We drove her there, then waited with her for about an hour til they started boarding the bus, just... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:24:57 EST Get on your bikes and ride! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623085 So 2 days ago while scrolling Tumblr I came across a post with a link to some Sherlock fanfic. I wasn’t expecting much. As few paragraphs, maybe a few chapters, slightly smutty if possible. <BR> <BR> I found this story: 'Neither an Officer Nor a Gentleman' by Francesca Wayland. Its online at An Archive of Our Own. Ah right on! Sounds just smutty enough to be interesting, right? Ok it was, I wont lie. It tells the story of what happened between Sherlock and Irene Aldler, after he saves her... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 11:58:26 EST Things to say... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620678 Hello Sparkpeople! Happy Monday. I had a pretty good weekend. I ate within reason for the most part. I haven't been tracking for crap these past 2 weeks since my obsession with tumblr sherlock fandom manifested. I do feel it waning though. I'm getting much better at doing SP on my iPhone. :) <BR> <BR> So Saturday I went to my ladies meeting as always and it was lovely. Made a new friend. My husband had to go to work, then had plans to get together with his drinking buddy in the afternoon. Hi... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:14:36 EST Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617925 Yes from the song "Closing Time". <BR> Heard this song on pandora the other day and this has been rattling around my head ever since. I had never even noticed those lyrics til now oddly. Guess you hear what you need to hear. I'm typing this blog on my iPhone so forgive me for typos ect. Trying to avoid being busted screwing off at work. <BR> This is a recurring theme right now in my life. Not surprising however as that is the nature of life. The only constant is change. Up to this point I ... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 14:27:10 EST The cast of The Walking Dead on Conan tonight TBS!!! 11PM EST http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617154 The Cast of The Walking Dead Takes Over Conan O'Brien Tonight on TBS at 11 EST <BR> Andrew Lincoln, Norman Reedus, Lauren Cohan, Steven Yeun, Danai Gurira, and Melissa McBride will be featured in a joint interview tonight on Conan so don’t forget to tune in and celebrate the fact that season four of The Walking Dead returns this Sunday! (x) <BR> <BR> Yessssssss!! <BR> <BR> I'm just a little too excited about this I guess. <BR> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 18:00:13 EST Everyone else is doing it, A-Z if you care.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614290 I thought this would be kind of fun. Also I was planning to write a disertation blog on HLV from Sherlock last night and thought that seemed a bit too deep, so here goes: <BR> <BR> A is for Age: 40 <BR> <BR> B is for Booze: No thank you <BR> <BR> C is for Car: Toyota Corolla <BR> <BR> D is for Dad's name: Jerry, died 2002 <BR> <BR> E is for Ego: Yeah, its a bit of an issue. <BR> <BR> F is for Favorite song or music: I guess They Might Be Giants and Pixies and all that 90's alt. Current... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 18:36:19 EST And now for something completly different..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612197 Iv noticed a trend in my blogs. Positive, negative. Happy, sad. If one where to judge my personality by my occasional blogs I may be deduced to being bi-polar. Perhaps I am. Its a possibility. I dont blog every day so its hard to say. I should journal daily but I have an aversion to it. For a number of reasons. That I dont feel like discussing right now. I will consider that offline. <BR> <BR> So, turn in my attitude? I dont know. Like I say-give it a couple of days and I will feel differen... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 14:40:34 EST Super Sad Face :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607298 Iv been really down today and no real trigger. I watched the new Sherlock Holmes last night and adored it. I really think I am in love with the Sherlock character, and dreamed a steamy dream about him. So much so that when I woke up to my sad sad reality of a love life this morning, I just broke down in tears. No I'm not single and alone, Iv been married for nearly 13 years and we have no physical relationship, or much companionship really. Hes depressed and drinks. I'm depressed and dont dri... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 15:12:06 EST New Year Intentions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593810 Hello all you beautiful Sparkers! I wasn't able to mentally keep up on all my Sparking over the holidays, but all thing considered it went pretty well. My daughter had an awesome birthday party. Christmas was ok, I wish I had thought of more things to get her. She seemed a bit let down, but presented a pretty good attitude. She at a transition age, not quite a teen ager, not really a kid. She wanted more toys, lol. So hard. <BR> <BR> So I didnt keep on track too well either tracking wise an... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 17:13:45 EST Amnesia. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562908 <em>198</em> <BR> We had our building sponsored Holiday Appreciation Lunch yesterday. We have a cafeteria in our building so this was a lunch provided in the cafeteria for everyone for free. Ooooh, roast beef and aujus, mashed potatoes, green beans, rolls, salad and cobbler for dessert. Well Im not dummy Im not going to turn down a free lunch! But seriously? I took all of it and the best thing I can note in 'self control' was not eating the dessert because 1. I was too stuffed after eating... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:59:22 EST Gratitude. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561732 Theres never a bad time to feel gratitude. Right before I got on SP tonight I was reading a yahoo feature article about an 11 year old girl in NYC, oldest of 7 siblings and her family is homeless and lives in a shelter. They have lived in this shelter for most of her life. She helps take care of her younger siblings. It makes my heart sad to think how she would love to have the security of a decent home. And how much I take that for granted. My daughter is the same age and has never known a d... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 00:12:57 EST A Purposeful Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555468 I have been fighting a cold ever since Black Friday. I missed my C25K run on Sat due to this. However I was feeling a bit better yesterday and thought I was over it. Pulled weeds in the front yard (weve had a lot of rain so far this winter) and mopped the whole house. So that was pretty vigourous exercise so I counted it <em>347</em> <BR> But couldn't get to sleep last night, probably because I slept in til 10. Oh and the mid season finale to The Walking Dead. OMG!!! I haven been that sad ... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 22:17:32 EST Post Thankgiving Victories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553600 Started to feel like I was getting sick last night, and I think its for real, YUK! Just a little sore throat. Cant decide if I will try to do my run anyhow, I think I should but dont much feel like it. I usually go around 8 pm so I have plenty of time to get around to it. If I go I will probably take it easy. Just drinking some hot mint tea for now, I will see how I feel later. <BR> Victories: Didnt pig out on Thanksgiving, but it was definitely a higher calorie day. We took a walk around th... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 17:53:04 EST Turkey Burner? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5547750 I found my pic of the Turkey Burner Workout from last year, but cant find a link to it on SP anymore? Does anyone still have it? Weird, I would have thought it popular enough to pull out again this year. <em>429</em> <BR> <BR> So I did my run the other night and it went great! I changed out the MP3 player, I loosened my laces, because I think that add to my shin problem for some weird reason. And I stretched afterwards, and didnt have any problems yesterday. <em>215</em> <BR> <BR> Howe... Fri, 22 Nov 2013 13:07:11 EST What day is it??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546496 Oh this week so needs to be over. I need to go do my C25K tonight but my shins are still barking from Monday. Im sure I will be fine, any suggestions to ease the discomfort? <BR> <BR> Anyhoo, working on actually participating in a challenge, Im starting to really like my Done Girls (shout out to missred <em>211</em> ). Now sleep, thats another question, I need need need to go to bed earlier, but I just dont want to. But getting up tired is a drag. Just have to make myself behave thats al... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 21:58:22 EST Terrific Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5545410 Thanks for all the kind responses to my last post. Today is much better. After i got home, my husband said his 'back' was feeling better. Yeah- that's his story and he is sticking with it. Not my conscience. <em>527</em> <BR> <BR> So pretty uneventful and predictable work evening, just the basics on communicating with my husband, going over the weeks chores appointments and schedules, helping DD with her homework. He made his juices for the day, and I cooked a stir fry. It is pretty liber... Tue, 19 Nov 2013 16:35:04 EST Monday Blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5544611 Just one of those Mondays. Off to a grand start that my husband was still a bed when I got up. Apparently drinking alcohol while on a juice fast is a stupid idea (duh??!!) So called in sick to work ( i assume) and didnt go in. Not looking forward to going home. Long long payroll day at work, some Mondays are worse than others, and this one was a doozey. But I love my job, just some days are longer than others. Still feeling the post Bday blues, probably could have avoided it by getting the d... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 19:08:53 EST High School Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5541085 I just want to say how much I appreciate all the kind words from my Spark Friends these last few days. Sparkpeople are the best! I'm really glad to be here. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I usually do my C25K on the canal: I hate the treadmill and running on dirt just seem so much softer than on cement/asphalt. Also there's the solitude and the 'nature' aspect to it. But the canal is under renovations and closed til February, and even tho I technically could still go on it, the stench is atrocio... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 12:19:18 EST Juicing Woes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539701 Not my juicing woes, my husband who is bout to break my Bullet if he doesnt get a juicer soon. He has been on the liqid diet since Friday. We have seen some mood swings. He (gasp) drank alcohol on Day3 when he went to watch the football game. That seemed like a stupid idea, but hey not my liver. I never did order the phone. I was put out for 2 days. Then he started this juicing thing and now its all about him. Whatever. I know - this is the place to be positive, but its so dam hard! I feel li... Wed, 13 Nov 2013 00:12:09 EST Random Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536229 Feeling a bit odd. Usually when i have a big emotional blowout it lingers for a few days. Im super close to ordering myself an iphone with virgin mobile for my birthday (next friday) I have stayed out of the smartphone game because im a cheapskate, but its affordable at $200, and its what i was planning to spend on a kindle. im still reluctant, and i know its partially because i dont feel well about myself body image wise. but im turning 40 and i feel like i should do something to make it spe... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 23:56:43 EST Cookie = Joy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533429 I just reset my counter today to finally accept the fact that I gained back the weight i lost last time, plus a little. When you reset the counter it resets the calorie range also. I dont care what people think,personally I think the weight loss range that SP sets is unrealistic. And probably stupid. So i set my range to a more 'do-able' range because I cant see myself staying under 1500 cal a day, esp if i exercise. I heard time and again other people who have been successful with this, and ... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 23:38:31 EST Spring Cleaning, part 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532204 In the Arizona desert our spring is this time of year Oct/Nov, it starts to get 'cold' sometime in December, but this is the lovely time of year we look forward to after the brutal heat. Thanks to all the kind remarks from my SP friends on my last blog, starting over again is always hard-you would think I would just STAY. I may be clever but I guess Im not too smart. <BR> <BR> I got my fridge cleaned out yesterday. I think putting it in writing made it a more concrete 'goal' so Im glad I di... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 18:13:09 EST GoVember http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530467 Trying to get my act in gear and get with the SP program again. I tend to take several month long hiatuses, for a variety or pitiful excuses. Yes excuses-get over it! Im not proud of it but at least Im honest. <BR> <BR> On the right track today, I cleaned the bathroom floors, I mean really got in there and mopped back behind the toilet and all that. I think its a mixed blessing that the tile we picked out a few years back when we remodeled hides dirt really well-like TOO well. I don't think... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 22:33:20 EST Dog Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409213 Well here in the sunny southwest summer is in full and brutal force. Ah, to be somewhere that summer as looked at as a reprieve, looked forward to. Oh well, no place is perfect and at least you dont have to shovel sunshine. But you do have to park strategically, not the closest spot to the entrance, pick the one with the most shade so you can actually hold the steering wheel with both hands when you get into your 120+ car. But enough about the weather (as my brit boss noted today, complainin... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 01:55:08 EST Jillian-who would have thought? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5365228 So I actually LIKE doing my Ripped in 30 workout. Granted I am still on Week 1 after about a month. But latley Iv chosen Jillian over C25K. Why? Jogging is predictable, its boring, and I cant push it til I sweat like a dog (not literally obviously!) like I can with RI30. I feel like Iv accomplished more. And thats where its at for me. At least today. When Im on vaca next week I plan to jog because its there. And of course swim too. We went to Black Angus tonight to celebrate end of the year f... Thu, 23 May 2013 01:33:24 EST Ruscuro-The Rat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5359754 I have not added a blog in a while so heres whasssup. I have been doing well with exercising up until this week. Zumba was canceld for Mothers Day thats where i depend on my biggest exercise session of the week. Since it was Mothers Day I let myself be treated. Ate more that I needed too, but not horrible. But exercise has been hard to find this week. Monday I did Ripped in 30 (Week 1-again!) even tho I was not 100% just 2 days into ya know-that time. Then I took Tuesday off (mistake) because... Fri, 17 May 2013 22:32:40 EST April Wrap-Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5341424 I was going to call it a wrap up but how predictable is that? End of my first month back. One of my worst character flaws is fear of commitment. It has a lot of side effects/related defects like procrastination and avoidance, but its all fear anyhow. Fear that I will fail. Avoid setting goals out of fear I wont make them. Iv joined the 'clubs' on SP like BLC and then dont participate. WTF? Im afraid I cant keep up, that its too much commitment. Its like almost as soon as I join something, or ... Wed, 1 May 2013 00:32:43 EST Rumbly in my Tumbly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5331233 Havent wrote a blog in a while, but Iv been reading others. The racers inspire me. The HIIT ladies wow me. Im somewhere in the middle, Im the type that hasnt really committed. Iv been doing a 90min Zumba on Sundays, but not today! I took the kids swimming. For 2 hours. Im pretty sure I was in the water for a good 90min so Im claiming it for my exercise today. Especially since I havent been swimming since last summer, and I even did some laps for a while til I got roped into games. It was fun ... Mon, 22 Apr 2013 02:11:21 EST So Over It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5279657 I hit such a funk in Dec, as my last post indicates, worst than I had over the summer. It really stinks, because I was starting to get my groove back and I just got sidelined emotionally this time. Iv been trying to work myself back into it, but its been difficult. One thing that is a good thing that has distracted me is finally getting permanent at my job. I interview and was hired for a different position in my office. Only took me 2 1/2 years! <BR> I have started going back to Zumba, and ... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 01:46:59 EST Stick a Fork in Me, Im Done! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5160603 SP since my last post, my life has gone from stressful to stressed to the max-the only way it could be worse would be if someone were ill or trouble at work. Fortunatly, ok on that so far. My daughters birthday party was today, soooo disappointing, I just want to cry. She invited 18 people, ok granted there was 4 invites I held off on mailing til this Wednesday because I was afraid more people would show up than I had paid for. Started out the day thinking I would have about 10 kinds show up.... Sat, 8 Dec 2012 22:44:26 EST The Turkey Has Landed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148539 I will probably regret that title some day, but it sounded catchy! So many things going on in my head right now, and its not going to let up for a month! Vitamins, Sleep Challenge, C25K, Run From the Cops, Cheer, Ice Skating Party, Birthday Shopping, Xmas Shopping, Unwelcome Houseguests, Panic Attacks- Fear of People and of Economic Insecurity will haunt me. Yes its the Holiday season again. <BR> <BR> Iv been taking my vitamins due to finding out I had too low iron to be able to donate whol... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 15:34:10 EST Birthday-Birthday Goals-Low Iron-OhMy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137936 I had a birthday yesterday. It was pretty low key on the home front, my DH was tired as usual, so we went somehwere easy for dinner, nothing fancy. He brought me a pan, its funny cuz I said I wanted a over safe skillet, and he got me Im not really sure what you call it, a 'chefs pan' but its Kitchenaid and its the thought that counts. I may still exchange it. My DD got me new pajamas, which is what I said I wanted too, so win-win. My aunt sent me a check for $100, which will be my new Brooks.... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 22:51:56 EST ZZZ Challenge Week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127943 As fate would have it, as much as I brag about how great something is going Im going to hit a snag. This week the sleep - nicht so gut. I have been taking the supplement and it helps me fall asleep -yay! But, last night a 1 in the morning my DD was up trying to take a shower (she had wet the bed) Shes a bit old for this and it hadnt happened in oh a year I guess. Shes 10 so understandably embarrassed (she would KILL me if she knew I was writing this) So there I am at 1AM, changing sheets, bed... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 00:00:21 EST Sleep Challenge Day 1 & 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5122812 I joined the SP Sleep Better Challenge to try to improve my sleep habits. And to get involved in a challenge that will keep me accountable for the next month. It want to be be more involved in SP like I used to so this will help me get on track. <BR> <BR> Day 1-I took some Nyquil and went to bed on time, before 11. 1045 to be exact. At 1145 I was still awake in bed, but didnt check the clock after that so I assume I was asleep shortly after. But, I will call it good, 7 hours of sleep and 8 i... Sat, 3 Nov 2012 18:51:33 EST I Have To Want It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5120997 Well I'm back to Spark people, its official. I have been lurking about on all my old buddies blogs for a week or so, made a few new friends, Iv been tracking (sorta). Now its a new month, I won a 250 minuite award and 100 Spark goodie point on the wheel today- so it must be a sign. So today I joined a challenge (the Better Sleep Challenge, boy do I need that!) and I'm off. <BR> <BR> Iv been meaning to write a blog for about a week now but don't know where to begin. I dropped out for a whil... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 01:02:04 EST Recovery In Process http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4919227 Thanks to all the really great feedback I received, I did finally pull myself together yesterday. I ate within reason, stayed in range, and exercised! Yay exercised! So it is apparent that I suffer from absurd tunnelvision because my thinking was " Walking hurts, running out of the question, Zumba probably too-what now?" But my girlfriend at work advised I just go to the gym and lift. How bad could it be? And while I was driving to the gym I had an epiphany-they have bikes at the gym. I can d... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 18:11:26 EST Half Measures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4917939 .....'availed us nothing.' One of my favorite quotes. Also concidered title "What Am I Doing This For?". Im in a slump. There I admit it. And I feel like a loser. Big time. I cant run. I walked the dog the last 2 nights, so my foot is improving but not enough to go to Zumba I dont think. And all I know is Cardio. I guess I can ST- I usually ST after Cardio, so I just dont really know where to begin. And my eating has been aweful! I was craving ice cream yesterday, and stopped at McD for a McF... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 15:35:10 EST So little spark.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4912525 Ok, so my foot just seized up on Saturday at the pool. I dont know WTF. My friends tell me is plantar facitis (sure i spelled that wrong). Did some recommended exercises, and felt ok enough to walk rather than hobble around the water park Sunday, but still was very uncomfortable. Then whacked my OTHER foot on one of the slides of death, dont think its a full sprain, but tender. Oh lord, WHY? I havent run in almost 2 weeks, now this. I walked to the cafeteria at my building for lunch today and... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 00:46:14 EST Hello June! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4908290 May was a rough one. I did not achieve alot goals but the bottom line is: Im still here-the Spark goes on! <em>252</em> Actually thats a pretty good accomplishment considering. <BR> May Goals: <BR> 1* 1000 minutes baby, you are MINE this month <BR> -Not quite, but did ok <BR> 2* 5 pound c25k challenge <BR> -uuhh, hmm dont think so- but no net gain :) <BR> 3* c25k 3x week <BR> -did as well as I could <BR> 4* finish week 4 and 5 <BR> -sorry, no <BR> 5* ST 2x week-anything, videos, SP ST, gy... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 02:16:58 EST Missed My Sparkers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4904725 I was out of town from Thursday to Monday night, so this is the first time Iv got on SP. Had a busy day yesterday with the kiddo out on break, and taking a real treat by taking the first week off with her. I never do that! Iv not had a week just 'off' except when Iv been unemployed. Back to work on Monday and she starts Summer Day Camp, so getting in time at the pool and movies. <BR> <BR> But Iv been off SP for a week! ACCK! I dont even really know how to begin again. Iv been steadfast ever... Wed, 30 May 2012 17:44:23 EST Minor Victory! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4886630 This month has been mostly just getting by, so even a minor success is worth mentioning. I went to the new fitness center at my office building after work. I work in a corporate office of a hospital network. Ok its been open for a year, but I just paid the $25 annual dues this month. I got my badge access this week. I had a plan to go today. I went today. (First victory, I actually showed up) It was kinda creepy back there (the building used to be a hospital, but has been converted to office ... Fri, 18 May 2012 01:21:58 EST Getting There http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4885084 I made my C25K yesterday and walked the dog so getting back on track. Decided to go to the gym and jog on the treadmill since it had be over 100 that day, HATED it, need a better plan. Unfortunately I'm afraid it will involve getting up earlier. Shudder. Few thing inspire such dread. Going to the mall for one. Swimsuit shopping (shoot me now). Seriously I would rather mow the lawn than do either. ( I am not lying) At least with summer coming, I wont be having to get my daughter ready for scho... Thu, 17 May 2012 01:06:52 EST