THINGETTINOUT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=THINGETTINOUT THINGETTINOUT'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/ Accountability blog Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910314 Somebody asked the other day if I had a fitbit. I do and I am using it. At work yesterday I did 13 floors in my shift and burned 2436 calories. The weight is coming off and inches are dropping but the legs haven't improved one bit. When I get to the 4th floor I still have to pull myself up with the railing. Thighs just burn and no strength. I shall continue to push it. <BR> <BR> Good news is spring is here snow is melting and my bike is awaiting. <BR> <BR> EATING: <BR> _________ <BR> <BR... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 06:36:51 EST Accountability blog Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909737 Yesterday was a pretty good day. At work again and I am going to count the stair climbing as exercise. I have fitbit which counts them and it certainly feels like a work out when I get to the 4th. Still having a hard time adjusting to the fact that a couple of years ago I would have run up those stairs and I may never get that back. Oh well I will keep going and do the best I can. The weight is coming off real good. <BR> <BR> EATING: <BR> _________ <BR> <BR> A) Eat 1500 - 1700 Cal. per da... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 05:59:32 EST Accountability Blogs Day 8 9 &10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909235 Catch up time. I have been good on the eating past few days but exercise has been hit and miss although there is four floors at work and no elevator. I am up and down them 10 to 15 times per shift. Not sure how to track that. It is a great workout for my legs which are in terrible shape. This weekend it is supposed to warm up and I plan to get the bike out. It only snowed a little last night lol and it looks like that should be the end of it. <BR> <BR> EATING: <BR> _________ <BR> <BR> A) ... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 06:29:45 EST Accountability Blog Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907956 Greetings. Something different this time around. I have a job. Part time job but sometimes they think I am full time. Last time here I was retired and had the hobby farm. I had a routine and knew when to eat and when to exercise. Now I plan and the call comes. Can you work 3 - 11 and off I go. Food at the house is good but they are trying to put some pounds on these guys. I already have those and don't need any more. I am working six of the next seven days so I had best start planning meals. ... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 21:30:20 EST Accountability Blog Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907496 Yesterday was positive in many ways. Did some things and didn't do some other things. I tend to beat myself up for errors and omissions so today I am going to focus on the positives. So yesterday I had to meet a buddy from out of town for lunch. We ate at one of my favourite burger restaurants and I ordered a glass of water with lemon and a salad. Didn't even hesitate. He had a huge burger fries slaw and gravy on the fries. I AM GOOD. I had meetings all day and instead of being sleepy I was ... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 06:07:29 EST Accountability Blog Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906838 OK yes I think I missed a day here. I could come up with excuses which to my mind would sound legit but in reality I got lazy ( probably due to excessive amounts of food ) and didn't do the work. Back on track today and my goals are in front of me. <BR> <BR> EATING: <BR> _________ <BR> <BR> A) Eat 1500 - 1700 Cal. per day : Didn't track them. <BR> <BR> B) 5 - 7 fruits and veggies per day : Ate a lot of veggies <BR> <BR> C) 8 glasses of water per day : Pretty sure I did as I drink wate... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 05:37:21 EST Accountability Blog Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905865 Happy Easter. This weekend has been different. Finding it hard to eat right. I work in a recovery home for addicts and alcoholics. They feed the guys nutritious food to put weight on as they get here very sick and thin. Well as I didn't prepare any good food I have been eating with them plus it is a holiday weekend and everyone feels it is a good idea to stuff yourself. I haven't been too bad . No stuffing and no sweets (well except the strawberry rhubarb pie). The huge difference is no mindl... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 13:19:06 EST Accountability Blog Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905474 EATING: <BR> _________ <BR> <BR> A) Eat 1500 - 1700 Cal. per day : Yes I did <BR> <BR> B) 5 - 7 fruits and veggies per day : Good on fruit and veggies <BR> <BR> C) 8 glasses of water per day : 12 <BR> <BR> EXERCISE: <BR> ___________ <BR> A) 20 Minutes on exercise bike or treadmill 3 x per week Mon Wed Fri : 15 min on bike. A little short but I was late <BR> <BR> B) Body weight exercise or DYP Yoga or Foundation training 2 x per week <BR> <BR> Spiritual: <BR> ________ <BR> <BR> A... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 19:15:27 EST Accountability Blog Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904480 EATING: <BR> _________ <BR> <BR> A) Eat 1500 - 1700 Cal. per day Under again today but I am full <BR> <BR> B) 5 - 7 fruits and veggies per day yes <BR> <BR> C) 8 glasses of water per day . Got the water in today <BR> <BR> EXERCISE: <BR> ___________ <BR> A) 20 Minutes on exercise bike or treadmill 3 x per week Mon Wed Fri <BR> <BR> B) Body weight exercise or DYP Yoga or Foundation training 2 x per week . Did body weight exercise 15 min. I was going to get on the treadmill but legs ... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 22:59:41 EST Accountability Blog Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903867 Good news. Saw the vascular surgeon today and my leg issues are not caused by blockages. He says exercise will help and he suspects it may be caused by nerve damage. I am going to go for it. I then had an appointment with a Naturopathic Dr. Very nice lady who charged me $500.00 and I think I will get the same results on Spark People. I did tell her she should refer her patients to SP. <BR> <BR> Day 1 was not a raging success but hey it is day 1 and I will get better. Here we go. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 22:53:55 EST Accountability Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902782 Starting April 1st I am going to do a daily accountability blog. I did it before and it really kept me on track. I list my goals for the month and post each day to the hits and misses. I found that on the days I got up feeling less than or just plain lazy knowing I had to post that night would get me moving. Here are my goals for April 2015. <BR> <BR> EATING: <BR> _________ <BR> <BR> A) Eat 1500 - 1700 Cal. per day <BR> <BR> B) 5 - 7 fruits and veggies per day <BR> <BR> C) 8 glasses of wa... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:12:51 EST Two Plus Years to Get Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897812 I just read my last blog August 11 2012 where I committed to coming back and getting back on track. Well that didn't happen. Woke up one day shortly after with chest pain and off to the hospital I go. Had a procedure done a couple of days later and my heart stopped and they used the paddles and got me back. Doctors said it wasn't bad as I was in good shape. (thanks to you people) Got out of the hospital and back is sore pains down back of my legs and my legs get very tired. Try everything but... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 22:38:48 EST Slip Sliding Away http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5010598 There is a song with those words in it if memory serves. My memory isn't working very well lately. Seems I have forgotten so much in the last while. I seem to have forgotten why I started this journey. I seem to have forgotten the goals I set for myself and how good I was feeling physically mentally and spiritually. Most important I seem to have forgotten my friends on Spark People. Friends who have supported helped and when needed kicked my ass. <BR> <BR> It is so easy to slip slide away. H... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 07:57:19 EST June 21/12 Accountability Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4937255 New Goals for June: A) 1500 -1700 Calories per day ( Good calories ) <BR> <BR> B) Five fruit and vegetable daily <BR> <BR> C) No eating after 7 PM at night & no TV between 7 and 11 PM <BR> <BR> Exercise : A) Continue running program 3-4 days per week <BR> <BR> B) Ride bike at least 100 K per week <BR> <BR> C) Weight training 3 times a week Mon Wed Fri <BR> <BR> Meditation: I do believe this is important and I tend to let it slide. <BR> <BR> Reading: Finish Younger Next Year: <B... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 07:51:30 EST June 20/12 Accountability Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4935743 New Goals for June: A) 1500 -1700 Calories per day ( Good calories ) <BR> <BR> B) Five fruit and vegetable daily <BR> <BR> C) No eating after 7 PM at night & no TV between 7 and 11 PM <BR> <BR> Exercise : A) Continue running program 3-4 days per week <BR> <BR> B) Ride bike at least 100 K per week <BR> <BR> C) Weight training 3 times a week Mon Wed Fri <BR> <BR> Meditation: I do believe this is important and I tend to let it slide. <BR> <BR> Reading: Finish Younger Next Year: <B... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 07:04:33 EST June 19/12 Accountability Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4934261 New Goals for June: A) 1500 -1700 Calories per day ( Good calories ) <BR> <BR> B) Five fruit and vegetable daily <BR> <BR> C) No eating after 7 PM at night & no TV between 7 and 11 PM <BR> <BR> Exercise : A) Continue running program 3-4 days per week <BR> <BR> B) Ride bike at least 100 K per week <BR> <BR> C) Weight training 3 times a week Mon Wed Fri <BR> <BR> Meditation: I do believe this is important and I tend to let it slide. <BR> <BR> Reading: Finish Younger Next Year: <B... Wed, 20 Jun 2012 07:41:56 EST June 16 17 18 /12 Accountability Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4932572 New Goals for June: A) 1500 -1700 Calories per day ( Good calories ) <BR> <BR> B) Five fruit and vegetable daily <BR> <BR> C) No eating after 7 PM at night & no TV between 7 and 11 PM <BR> <BR> Exercise : A) Continue running program 3-4 days per week <BR> <BR> B) Ride bike at least 100 K per week <BR> <BR> C) Weight training 3 times a week Mon Wed Fri <BR> <BR> Meditation: I do believe this is important and I tend to let it slide. <BR> <BR> Reading: Finish Younger Next Year: <B... Tue, 19 Jun 2012 05:43:20 EST June 15/12 Accountability Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4928616 New Goals for June: A) 1500 -1700 Calories per day ( Good calories ) <BR> <BR> B) Five fruit and vegetable daily <BR> <BR> C) No eating after 7 PM at night & no TV between 7 and 11 PM <BR> <BR> Exercise : A) Continue running program 3-4 days per week <BR> <BR> B) Ride bike at least 100 K per week <BR> <BR> C) Weight training 3 times a week Mon Wed Fri <BR> <BR> Meditation: I do believe this is important and I tend to let it slide. <BR> <BR> Reading: Finish Younger Next Year: <BR... Sat, 16 Jun 2012 06:48:50 EST June 14/12 Accountability Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4927256 Thursday, June 14, 2012 <BR> <BR> New Goals for June: A) 1500 -1700 Calories per day ( Good calories ) <BR> <BR> B) Five fruit and vegetable daily <BR> <BR> C) No eating after 7 PM at night & no TV between 7 and 11 PM <BR> <BR> Exercise : A) Continue running program 3-4 days per week <BR> <BR> B) Ride bike at least 100 K per week <BR> <BR> C) Weight training 3 times a week Mon Wed Fri <BR> <BR> Meditation: I do believe this is important and I tend to let it slide. <BR> <BR> Re... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 06:33:20 EST June 13/12 Accountability Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4925798 New Goals for June: A) 1500 -1700 Calories per day ( Good calories ) <BR> <BR> B) Five fruit and vegetable daily <BR> <BR> C) No eating after 7 PM at night & no TV between 7 and 11 PM <BR> <BR> Exercise : A) Continue running program 3-4 days per week <BR> <BR> B) Ride bike at least 100 K per week <BR> <BR> C) Weight training 3 times a week Mon Wed Fri <BR> <BR> Meditation: I do believe this is important and I tend to let it slide. <BR> <BR> Reading: Finish Younger Next Year: <B... Thu, 14 Jun 2012 06:21:55 EST June 12/12 Accountability Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4924284 New Goals for June: A) 1500 -1700 Calories per day ( Good calories ) <BR> <BR> B) Five fruit and vegetable daily <BR> <BR> C) No eating after 7 PM at night & no TV between 7 and 11 PM <BR> <BR> Exercise : A) Continue running program 3-4 days per week <BR> <BR> B) Ride bike at least 100 K per week <BR> <BR> C) Weight training 3 times a week Mon Wed Fri <BR> <BR> Meditation: I do believe this is important and I tend to let it slide. <BR> <BR> Reading: Finish Younger Next Year: <B... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 06:18:42 EST June 11/12 Accountability Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4922760 New Goals for June: A) 1500 -1700 Calories per day ( Good calories ) <BR> <BR> B) Five fruit and vegetable daily <BR> <BR> C) No eating after 7 PM at night & no TV between 7 and 11 PM <BR> <BR> Exercise : A) Continue running program 3-4 days per week <BR> <BR> B) Ride bike at least 100 K per week <BR> <BR> C) Weight training 3 times a week Mon Wed Fri <BR> <BR> Meditation: I do believe this is important and I tend to let it slide. <BR> <BR> Reading: Finish Younger Next Year: <B... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 06:40:42 EST June 8 9 10 / 2012 Accountability Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4921075 New Goals for June: A) 1500 -1700 Calories per day ( Good calories ) <BR> <BR> B) Five fruit and vegetable daily <BR> <BR> C) No eating after 7 PM at night & no TV between 7 and 11 PM <BR> <BR> Exercise : A) Continue running program 3-4 days per week <BR> <BR> B) Ride bike at least 100 K per week <BR> <BR> C) Weight training 3 times a week Mon Wed Fri <BR> <BR> Meditation: I do believe this is important and I tend to let it slide. <BR> <BR> Reading: Finish Younger Next Year: <BR... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 06:06:25 EST June 7/12 Accountability Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4917238 New Goals for June: A) 1500 -1700 Calories per day ( Good calories ) <BR> <BR> B) Five fruit and vegetable daily <BR> <BR> C) No eating after 7 PM at night & no TV between 7 and 11 PM <BR> <BR> Exercise : A) Continue running program 3-4 days per week <BR> <BR> B) Ride bike at least 100 K per week <BR> <BR> C) Weight training 3 times a week Mon Wed Fri <BR> <BR> Meditation: I do believe this is important and I tend to let it slide. <BR> <BR> Reading: Finish Younger Next Year: <B... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 06:08:28 EST June 6/12 Accountability Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4915778 Wednesday, June 06, 2012 <BR> <BR> New Goals for June: A) 1500 -1700 Calories per day ( Good calories ) <BR> <BR> B) Five fruit and vegetable daily <BR> <BR> C) No eating after 7 PM at night & no TV between 7 and 11 PM <BR> <BR> Exercise : A) Continue running program 3-4 days per week <BR> <BR> B) Ride bike at least 100 K per week <BR> <BR> C) Weight training 3 times a week Mon Wed Fri <BR> <BR> Meditation: I do believe this is important and I tend to let it slide. <BR> <BR> R... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 06:36:17 EST June 5/12 Accountability Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4914225 New Goals for June: A) 1500 -1700 Calories per day ( Good calories ) <BR> <BR> B) Five fruit and vegetable daily <BR> <BR> C) No eating after 7 PM at night & no TV between 7 and 11 PM <BR> <BR> Exercise : A) Continue running program 3-4 days per week <BR> <BR> B) Ride bike at least 100 K per week <BR> <BR> C) Weight training 3 times a week Mon Wed Fri <BR> <BR> Meditation: I do believe this is important and I tend to let it slide. <BR> <BR> Reading: Finish Younger Next Year: <B... Wed, 6 Jun 2012 06:21:40 EST June 4/12 Accountability Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4912642 New Goals for June: A) 1500 -1700 Calories per day ( Good calories ) <BR> <BR> B) Five fruit and vegetable daily <BR> <BR> C) No eating after 7 PM at night & no TV between 7 and 11 PM <BR> <BR> Exercise : A) Continue running program 3-4 days per week <BR> <BR> B) Ride bike at least 100 K per week <BR> <BR> C) Weight training 3 times a week Mon Wed Fri <BR> <BR> Meditation: I do believe this is important and I tend to let it slide. <BR> <BR> Reading: Finish Younger Next Year: <BR... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 06:04:47 EST June 3/12 Accountability Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4911100 New Goals for June: A) 1500 -1700 Calories per day ( Good calories ) <BR> <BR> B) Five fruit and vegetable daily <BR> <BR> C) No eating after 7 PM at night & no TV between 7 and 11 PM <BR> <BR> Exercise : A) Continue running program 3-4 days per week <BR> <BR> B) Ride bike at least 100 K per week <BR> <BR> C) Weight training 3 times a week Mon Wed Fri <BR> <BR> Meditation: I do believe this is important and I tend to let it slide. <BR> <BR> Reading: Finish Younger Next Year: <B... Mon, 4 Jun 2012 08:15:17 EST June 2/12 Accountability Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4909573 New Goals for June: A) 1500 -1700 Calories per day ( Good calories ) <BR> <BR> B) Five fruit and vegetable daily <BR> <BR> C) No eating after 7 PM at night & no TV between 7 and 11 PM <BR> <BR> Exercise : A) Continue running program 3-4 days per week <BR> <BR> B) Ride bike at least 100 K per week <BR> <BR> C) Weight training 3 times a week Mon Wed Fri <BR> <BR> Meditation: I do believe this is important and I tend to let it slide. <BR> <BR> Reading: Finish Younger Next Year: <B... Sun, 3 Jun 2012 05:51:44 EST June 1/12 Accountability Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4908345 New Goals for June: A) 1500 -1700 Calories per day ( Good calories ) <BR> <BR> B) Five fruit and vegetable daily <BR> <BR> C) No eating after 7 PM at night & no TV between 7 and 11 PM <BR> <BR> Exercise : A) Continue running program 3-4 days per week <BR> <BR> B) Ride bike at least 100 K per week <BR> <BR> C) Weight training 3 times a week Mon Wed Fri <BR> <BR> Meditation: I do believe ... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 05:54:15 EST Accountability Blog for May 29/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4903782 I know it is not the end of the month yet but I am changing up the goals for next month. More exercise . No eating after 7 at night. Thinking about no TV between 7 - 11 at night. Read more. Strength training 3 times and Yoga 3 times per week. Ride at least 100k per week and continue my C25K which will be complete in June but I want to keep going getting faster. <BR> <BR> When I look at this I think unattainable but goals are something to strive for. C25K I could barely jog 1 minute and 3 min... Wed, 30 May 2012 06:16:39 EST Accountability Blog for May 27 & 28/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4902171 I didn't do a blog for Sunday as it was a rest day from exercise. Didn't even do much gardening as I had meetings and met with friends etc. Just a nice relaxing day. <BR> <BR> Food: Calorie wise I was in the 1600 range each day which is higher than I want but lower than SP. Eating pretty good over all. Big thing I put on a pair of shorts that I have never worn as they have always been too small ( one of those things we don't throw away as someday ). They fit and not only fit are comfortable.... Tue, 29 May 2012 06:48:09 EST Accountability Blog for May 26/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4899603 Food:Whoa did I go over the limit yesterday. 2040 calories. and a good portion wasn't good calories although it tasted mighty fine. Long and short a young friend of mine came to town got engaged the night before and wanted to meet for lunch. Connie and I met them at " Burger World " . Best burgers in the world. Enough said. Good lunch. Mine at a guess had a gazillion calories. I chose it , I ate it and I loved it. <BR> <BR> Exercise: My saving grace. According to SP I burned 1148 calories ye... Sun, 27 May 2012 06:36:53 EST Accountability Blog for May 25/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4898486 Food: I didn't track stuff but when I am thinking back I ate good stuff . That doesn't cut it though. Measuring and tracking are so important. I know a measured portion and my eyed portion are two completely different sizes. I do know that if I could go to bed at 7 at night I would weigh about 38 pounds or there about. The only saving grace here is I have been keeping pretty active on a daily basis. Lost another pound this week. Thought to self. " On the days you don't track and measure is t... Sat, 26 May 2012 06:41:33 EST Accountability Blog for May 23 & 24 /12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4897152 First of all I want you to know that yesterday I did a blog and it was good. It had humour wit levity serious stuff wisdom. Probably could have been a best seller but just as I went to hit Post Blog Entry .... Well it was the wrong button I hit and there it was gone. I could have redone but I was on a tight schedule and it was write or ride and I rode so here is the two day version in a nut shell. <BR> <BR> Food: Well the 23 was a great day. I ate 1800 calories but I worked my tail off so de... Fri, 25 May 2012 07:17:30 EST Accountability Blog for May 22/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4894075 Food: One of those days where I got out of my rythym. I find as I get older I get into this routine especially since I live in the country now and when something comes up and throws it off which doesn't appear to be much. Well I digress. Had to be in town early so no breakfast and part of that trip was grocery buying. Did good there stayed in the outside aisles except for a couple of trips down those bad inner aisles where they hide bad food. OK I admit it bought a jar of chunky peanut butter... Wed, 23 May 2012 06:49:47 EST Accountability Blog for May 21/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4892465 Food: 1529 calories for the day. Higher than I wanted lower than SP wants but good as I am staying active. Got all my water in and fruits and veggies. pretty good day food wise. I have a buddy who eats because he has too. I would love to get there but .... <BR> <BR> Exercise: I am getting to looking forward to this. Week 6 Day 1 C25K. Done. Smoked it. Just have to get the speed up. I often think about just going out and doing my own thing ; just run till you can't go any further but then thi... Tue, 22 May 2012 06:55:18 EST Accountability Blog For May 20/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4890690 Food: I found myself grazing last night. I ate well up till supper time and even that wasn't too bad. It was hot yesterday ; very hot for a guy like me. At my neighbours yesterday afternoon it was 35 C on his deck which is over 90 F. For me that is extreme. I didn't do anything except to sit in the house and watch TV all afternoon and evening. There is my problem. No activity equals grazing. I become this mindless eating machine. Luckily we have no bad foods in the house anymore and the wors... Mon, 21 May 2012 06:58:17 EST Accountability Blog For May 19/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4889371 Food: I did well eating yesterday. Pretty much healthy choices. Got fruit and a ton of veggies again. I did indulge for dinner as I barbecued hamburgers and I ate 2 on whole wheat buns and they were pure heaven. Haven't had burgers in months and it was extra lean. Still with that I only hit 1347 calories including a small handful of almonds for a snack. I was full and I I find most of the time I am putting good stuff in my mouth. <BR> <BR> Exercise: Got on the bike and rode for 55 minutes y... Sun, 20 May 2012 07:04:55 EST Accountability Blog For May18/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4888220 Food: I was hungry yesterday. Started the day off with a run and did gardening for a couple of hours so I was hungry. Didn't eat bad though. I was thinking the other day. I have not had a drink of pop of any kind since December 6/11 nor fruit juice and I used to drink gallons of the stuff. Today I have coffee in the morning and sometimes at my meetings at night. My drink of choice today is water. I drink water every day between 8-10 cups sometimes with a lemon in it. Occasionally we have tea ... Sat, 19 May 2012 07:19:52 EST Accountability Blog For May 17/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4887038 Food: Started out very good yesterday. Didn't eat a lot but ate well all day and last night we had to go to town pick up plants for the garden. Connie says I really want a dairy queen and I says good idea. I had a waffle ( chocolate covered ) sundae. No small cone for me no sir. I figure somewhere around 800 calories according to SP. It made me ill which was amazing and hopefully a lesson. The new emerging Peter CANNOT eat that stuff without paying a price. Luckily or stupidly that brought m... Fri, 18 May 2012 10:31:59 EST Accountability Blog For May 16/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4885229 Eating: I ate good yesterday. Certainly not enough for SP but I was not hungry got my run in and did work around the place. Finished with just over 1200 calories. <BR> <BR> Exercise: Day 2 of Week 5 of C25K. I was a little worried about this 8 minute continuous running but then again I was worried about the 1 minute continuous running in week 1. I changed my course as I just didn't want to do the big hill so my first 8 was a slight incline. Still hard and I thought I will never make the seco... Thu, 17 May 2012 07:05:50 EST Accountability Blog For May 15/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4883704 Eating: Eating seems to be important but I have been eating like a ritual. Get up have to have breakfast before I exercise. Noon hour have to eat lunch. Dinner or supper as I call it I have to rush to eat as I have an early meeting or something. Well no more. Now if I am hungry I will eat. I did my 24 hr fast and was not particularly hungry. Drank tons of water or maybe gallons well it felt like gallons. Also SP has said I need 1750 - 2050 calories a day. I have always felt that was too much.... Wed, 16 May 2012 07:55:13 EST Accountability Blog For May 14/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4882034 Starting May 15 the blog is going to be different. More accountable. Spoke to my friend SPDave last night and if you haven't read his story please do so. Two hundred and seven pound loss in 16 months is just remarkable. In any event he told me that he tracked everything on a daily basis. Not when he felt like or what he guessed he ate or did. It is all there. I have been iffy on quite a few days for the past month. Not bad foods but not accurate. Therefore I am going to do it right and be a... Tue, 15 May 2012 06:40:51 EST Accountability Blog For May 12/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4879107 Food: Six months ago I started this out with a 2 week cleansing diet and the weight melted off and I had energy to burn. Certainly haven't lost all of that but recently I have gotten away from my plan. When I was sick for 2 weeks ago I ate badly which I tend to do ( I have never been sick enough to not eat ). I haven't done anything bad but ; too much bread whole wheat or not is too much. Portions just a bit too big. Generally too much of a good thing. You know if I just went out and scoffed ... Sun, 13 May 2012 07:43:30 EST Accountability Blog For May 11/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4877973 Food: I did very well all day eating wise. I went to a meeting and got back about 10. You would think the day is over but nope. Next thing I know I am having a bowl of special k with milk and sugar and then wandering over by the cupboard and grab a handful of cashews. Not necessarily bad food but not in the plan for the day and no thought of measuring or counting calories. I know all the things I am supposed to do but nope I just go and do it without thinking. Reminds me of the million times ... Sat, 12 May 2012 07:57:26 EST Accountability Blog For May 10/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4876594 Food: Got back on track with the food thing which is good. Stayed within my calorie range. Something I notice is the break down of my carbs fats proteins etc. I have to work on that . Somedays it is in the ball park and others it isn't . I know planning menus would probably help but I tried SP setting meal plans and when I looked I said that isn't going to happen. When I do it I find I eat the same things basically. Don't know where I am going with this so I will think about it some more. Sug... Fri, 11 May 2012 07:21:02 EST Accountability Blog for May 9/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4875011 Food: I didn't think today. I didn't measure. I didn't eat any bad things but then again I may have eaten too many good things which when you are trying to lose weight is bad. Bottom line is I just don't know so probably way over. <BR> <BR> Exercise: Yesterday was Day 2 of Week 4 of C25k. I got up yesterday and I was tired. I actually layed down a short time later and had a nap which I never do. That is my high energy time. Did not feel lke doing C25K and then a friend posted she was sufferi... Thu, 10 May 2012 06:32:45 EST Accountability Blog For May 8/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4873228 Food: Did well on the food front today. I find I am eating a much better type of food now. Fast foods are a rare event now. Rather a lot more fruit and vegetables. I like it. <BR> <BR> Exercise: Today was bike day and I got out for a 40 minute ride. I took my road bike out for the first time. We are in the country now with a lot of gravel so I have been using the mountain bike. It has been a long time since I rode so I have been riding the mountain bike to get used to biking again. Now I am ... Tue, 8 May 2012 23:53:15 EST Accountability Blog For May 7/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4871693 Food: Another pretty good day eating wise although I did some munching last night. This just got me over the lower end of my calorie range so I guess that is good. <BR> <BR> Exercise: Day 1 week 4 of C25K is in the books. The last time I tried it I couldn't do it and then I was sick for two weeks and did little but I have been doing the body workout so that seems to have helped. I got to the last 5 minutes stretch and felt so good I kept going. Made it for 10 minutes. Great feeling. In the ... Tue, 8 May 2012 06:09:00 EST