TMCK-40's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TMCK%2D40 TMCK-40'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/ Transition plan time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635384 I joined this ten week boot camp to start a habit. I love it, but now I need to start planning for my workouts off the ten week program. <BR> <BR> I belong to a club and need to incorporate their classes into my schedule. That will not be easy. So the habit is started and between the club and home workouts this will happen. Thu, 27 Feb 2014 15:11:38 EST Into week 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634317 So I have heard over the years...stay consistent and you will see results. This week, it is the weirdest thing...I see everyday a change. My weight has gone down 15 pounds and I see muscles coming through. <BR> <BR> Holy cow.....I love this. I feel invigorated and excited. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 11:45:35 EST A day of rest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625561 Sunday my day of rest.... Feels so great. Sun, 16 Feb 2014 13:29:05 EST 5 week testing complete http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625138 So.....my result were good. Weight, mile run, body fat, inches all lower. Not extreme, but definitely in the right direction. I was able to increase my push-ups and sit-ups. I will keep going, because forward movement is positive. <BR> <BR> Stay strong everyone. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 22:30:06 EST Tomorrow is testing day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624225 I am in this 10 week boot camp and tomorrow is the completion of week 5. We will get tested to see our progress. I have been really great and am very excited. I know there are changes but what are they......I haven't stood on a scale or measured. More to come..... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 19:42:01 EST Kickboxing week 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623206 Holy cow.... This is hard! But I will prevail. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 14:37:58 EST Fruits and veges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621529 You know, I love almost all fruits and veges! <BR> <BR> That being said, I must declare that raspberries are my absolute favorite. <BR> <BR> What is yours? Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:05:04 EST Bootcamp Week 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620499 Today is the beginning of week 5 of this kickboxing bootcamp. I have not stood on a scale nor have I measured any body part to see if there is change. I am in a smaller size jeans and my bras are fitting different. <BR> <BR> At the end of this week, we run the tests again and I am so hoping for change. We will do pushups, situps, run a mile and see if inches have been lost. I am cautiously optimistic. <BR> <BR> I have logged my food without fail and missed 2 classes in the last 5 weeks.... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 13:59:53 EST Confidently (not gracefully) kickboxing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616111 I am in week 4 of a kickboxing bootcamp that lasts for 10 weeks. Holy cow it is hard but I love it! I come home with no frustrations as I have just beat up a bag for the last 45 minutes and it feels good. <BR> <BR> Why didn't I feel confident to try this type of work out 20 years ago. Well I have found it now and there is not turning back. It isn't pretty but it is effective. <BR> <BR> Plus I am done a jeans size so WAHOO! Wed, 5 Feb 2014 16:14:36 EST A bit about me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600200 So, I borrowed this from a Sparkfriends blog and thought Id throw myself out there. I think it would be wonderful too see other peoples answers and get to know other little things about each other. Our info descriptions and blogs tend to miss things, so without further ado... <BR> <BR> A is for Age: <BR> 47 <BR> B is for Booze: <BR> Red red wine..... <BR> C is for Car: <BR> Which one! I love cars, however I just need them to get me from point a TO b <BR> D is for Dad's name: <BR> ... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:09:27 EST Which treadmill? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475771 Calling all friends. It is getting close to winter in the mountains and I think I would like to get a treadmill for days when it is too cold or the snow is to deep to walk in. <BR> <BR> I want one that uses the arms as well. <BR> <BR> Thoughts and comments about what you use would be greatly appreciated. <BR> <BR> Both pros and cons. <BR> <BR> Thank you. Wed, 4 Sep 2013 13:33:19 EST Ahh lake Travis http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419611 This morning I am the only one up in the house. The lake is peaceful, the birds are chirping and no one has the boats on the water yet. <BR> <BR> If it wasn't for the crazy humidity, I could get used to this. <BR> <BR> So beautiful. I love it here. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 09:00:10 EST Pray for my home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388304 All I live inBlack Forest, CO and was evacuated Tuesday night. it is absolutley devastating to see what is going on and to what is happening to our beautiful community. Please rain and know lightening. Thu, 13 Jun 2013 18:51:45 EST Living in Colorado http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377673 I am sure this happens other places as well, however living in Colorado has been crazy lately. Snow, hail, rain, oh and then sunshine - it has been a crazy year. Tue, 4 Jun 2013 08:48:23 EST Spring is in the air! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5314491 I love this time of year. I was outside watching my children in sports all day yesterday - left the house at 7:15 am and didn't get back until 5:30. What makes it so great for me is getting a workout in while outside and not feeling like I am neglecting anything. <BR> <BR> I need and want to be there so I multitask. <BR> <BR> Have an incredible day, all and enjoy this weather. Sun, 7 Apr 2013 10:24:35 EST Finally feeling like a human! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276062 I have not blogged since Jan 20 and I was doing so well....then on the second Friday of February I started feeling cruddy. I went to the doctor and the doc said I had a sinusitus. That was bad unto itself and then the coughing began and finally after several calls to the doc I said the heck with it and went to an Urgent care where they took xrays and found that actually I have a bad case of pnemonia and bruised around the ribs. Which explains why I felt like I had broken ribs all over agai... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 14:21:16 EST I'm still sore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5216118 Friday I decided to try Zumba. Holy cow. It is Sunday night and I am still struggling with steps. It is awesome. I took 3.5 miles hikes with dogs and family both Saturday and Sunday hoping to stretch it out, but nooooo. Tomorrow is yoga so I'm sure that will help. <BR> <BR> Bottom line is I had a ball and laughed and it works. Sun, 20 Jan 2013 21:07:44 EST Personal space and time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5203695 Sometimes it is so hard. I am simply in need of a bit of personal space to work on progressing some projects I have started. It seems the only time this is available to me is 4:00 am. Sat, 12 Jan 2013 13:54:10 EST I am in my way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5189772 Just say no! <BR> <BR> No to driving all the time, no to hosting all the time. I really don't have to do it all, but I have to take care of myself! Fri, 4 Jan 2013 10:04:46 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183350 Welcome to a new year! Here's is to believed and achieving. Tue, 1 Jan 2013 09:03:25 EST 2013 get here quick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182826 So today Mama Bear was awoken and she ain't happy. It drives me nuts when some coaches and teachers give the rest a bad name. I applaud and support and stand in awe of those that work with our youth to try to guide them in a moral and honest manner. <BR> <BR> However, when you come across one that is morally incompetant and blatantly dishonest it gives me pause to reflect about what our society is coming to. We certainly don't pay our educators enough, but that should not excuse bad behav... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:12:22 EST Remembering the season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5178280 I hope everyone is enjoying the holidays and remembering why we celebrate them. Sometimes life gets away from us and we get so caught up in the getting and requesting that we forget why we are even celebrating. <BR> <BR> I wish I could say that my family has evolved to be only givers, however we are a work in progress. Definatley better than in past years, however a long way to go. <BR> <BR> The year 2012 has had many ups and downs and to be quite frank I am ready for the new year. I a... Thu, 27 Dec 2012 23:42:06 EST A brand new day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157968 OK so I have accepted(for now) my issues from the last two days. I have been working out and lost a couple pounds and honestly I feel pretty comfortable about the week of Christmas. I truly don't think I will over indulge in anything, well except red wine. But where I am going one must keep their wits about them so I am certain I won't go nuts in that arena either. <BR> <BR> Wishing you all a successful journey today. Thu, 6 Dec 2012 09:05:36 EST Hmmmmmm2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5157147 No words just hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm<BR>mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm<BR>mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm<BR>mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm Wed, 5 Dec 2012 13:21:17 EST Hmmmmm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155804 I am typing today because i have a lot to say, however I will not be typing what I actually have on my mind because there is no doubt that some people who read this will not agree and I truly don't care. So I will randomly type until this frustration feels validated and then I will go to the gym and see if working out relieves this tension in my neck! <BR> <BR> A while ago a dear friends, husband said sometimes you don't have to say what is on your mind, you can simply say, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm... Tue, 4 Dec 2012 10:23:34 EST Fitbit one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5155005 I have been using the fitbit one for one week now. It has definitely made me more aware of both my movement And sleep habits. I wake up an average of 38 items a night....what is up with that? Mon, 3 Dec 2012 17:07:18 EST Projects, projects and no time. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139687 Well I am officially back to work! Love it, however I need a professional organizer to help me organize my home office and sanctuary. Yes, I could do it myself, but I just can't seem to figure out where to begin or set aside the amount of time it will take. Ugh. Some say it is because I am a perfectionist, I don't think so. <BR> <BR> I just want someone to do it for me....is that so wrong? <BR> <BR> I am off to Memphis I. Two weeks and then to Texas after that. I love getting to travel a... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 20:31:16 EST In 10 years http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5138888 In 10 years I will be happy I made the choices today to make every minute count, to go to bed each night feeling and knowing I did my best and what I could do, for myself, my family and others. In 10 years I can look back at this time feeling proud of who I have become. <BR> <BR> Can you? Sat, 17 Nov 2012 23:50:02 EST Painful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5123735 SparkCoach asked the question today, is your journey painful. My answer.....HELL yes. I have stopped and started so often it is exhausting. Ugh. Sun, 4 Nov 2012 15:25:06 EST It's been a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5122872 It has been a while and I cannot make anymore excuses. I have the time and I have the place. I need to keep after it. I want to feel strong and I need to feel successful. Sat, 3 Nov 2012 20:06:32 EST Back to work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5065589 Well just when I think I'll get to coast for a bit.....the perfect job comes along. I shall pursue. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 22:44:48 EST The Best Intentions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5034589 I had the absolute best intentions to work out yesterday, and once again life happens. I even went to the guy and got called to my daughters school. I HAVE TO TODAY. I will let be OK with not finishing the laundry if it means I will get a work out in! <BR> <BR> I know I can, I know I can, I know I can. Tue, 28 Aug 2012 12:04:49 EST I'm back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5031460 Good morning, all. <BR> <BR> I am finding that on the weekends the time just flies by and I am so exhausted I don't work out or blog or anything but collapse. I need to do one of two things, either call those two day "off days" and cease feeling quilty about it or figure it out. Today I am hitting the tennis ball with my son so I will be active for a while anyway. <BR> <BR> Food is on track but as usual it is the exercise that I need to get crackin on. I bought the 28 day boot camp and will... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 09:47:16 EST It's been a week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5024033 I have not blogged in a week. It has been nuts. I got to hang out with family and today went back to work. The kids are in school and now I can make a schedule that will stick. <BR> <BR> More later Mon, 20 Aug 2012 21:25:49 EST Drama http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5015988 Well all in all it was a great day. We went bowling, finished everything for school and made ratatouille and homemade ice cream. <BR> <BR> I was most proud of the children tonight. None of them had ever had ratatouille before and they all tried it and liked the majority of the vegetables in it. Very nice. <BR> <BR> The drama came when I was putting Clare (6) to bed. Somehow her earring was pulled out. For the life of me I couldn't get it back in. Her ears have been pierced for 10 days. Her ... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 00:20:18 EST And the list goes on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5014222 Well my days are counting down to when I report back to work full time. Ugh. The lists just go on and on for things that I want to accomplish. <BR> <BR> Today I got the commode fixed, <BR> Went thru and got rid of old makeup <BR> Took a tour of one child's school <BR> About to teach my niece how to make ratatouille and homemade ice cream <BR> Finished purchasing school supplies for all 3 <BR> Am doing 10 push ups every 2 hours <BR> <BR> That was today. <BR> Tomorrow there is just as much ... Mon, 13 Aug 2012 21:15:31 EST Back in the saddle.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5012692 Well, as you know, I have found the elusive 30 minutes a day to be fit. Tomorrow morning my niece and I will be taking the 4.5 mile trail hike. Today we walked and walked and had a girls day. It is so wonderful to have my niece and nephew here for several days. <BR> <BR> Family is so very important and time to just live and be yourself is so important. I am going to cherish every minute I have with them. <BR> <BR> Hug your family! Sun, 12 Aug 2012 21:49:07 EST Off Track for a day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5011539 I have had family in town so tomorrow it all comes back together! Sat, 11 Aug 2012 23:58:48 EST I logged http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5009053 Ok first I did it. I logged every minute of my day and with total certainty, there is no reason I can't find a minimum of 30 minutes a day to get active. <BR> <BR> Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:14:05 EST Thoughts today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5007598 My focus today was to find out what I spend my time on. Why am I unable to find the minutes in the day where I am able to achieve my goals. For instance, what do I do all day long that I don't have 30 minutes to work out or 15 to organize? I only watch about an hour of television. I work Ina job of playing taxi from 7:00 until about 6:00. I make dinner. I don' know. I am certain that the time is there I just have to think about it. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow I will log every minute just to get an i... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 00:43:05 EST Great day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5005994 Well I learned today I will be going back to work on August 20. I don't know if I am quite ready and I do have to get a doctors permit to go back. The last few weeks I have taken the time to relax, work on my health, and reflect on the right things for both my family and myself. <BR> <BR> My children have said, mom, please don't go back to work. It is so much nicer when you aren't stressed. I agree, but. Things would have to change if I were to stop working and I don't think any of us want ... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 00:18:33 EST Happy anniversary to us. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5004306 Today is my 7 year anniversary to the the best decision I ever made. The father to my children, biggest advocate and best friend. I am so thankful he is in my life. <BR> <BR> Have an incredible evening everyone. Mon, 6 Aug 2012 23:08:30 EST Decisions decisions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5000082 I have been on FMLA for the last few weeks and it has been a wonderful opportunity to both get healthy but also self evaluation. I had decided that maybe it was time for a change aNd lo and behold, this morning I was approached about and absolutely wonderful opportunity. <BR> <BR> Now do I make the leap or stick with the old? <BR> <BR> I need to take some time and write down the pros and cons and make up my mind. Ahhhhhh. Have an incredible evening everyone. Life is good. Ask and you sha... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 21:54:12 EST What a day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4998872 I will post more tomorrow, but I had a great day. <BR> Fri, 3 Aug 2012 00:19:51 EST Where did the time go today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4995475 I got up as I normally do. I had coffee, as I normally do, I read the paper, as I normally do. But then....I started projects, that I don't normally do. I blame sparkpeople for this burst of organizational proactive behavior. So I accomplished one and then I started another and accomplished this, played taxi driver for the kids a bit and next thing I know it is dinner time. <BR> <BR> I have been on FMLA the last few weeks and just wonder what will happen when full time work roles around. <B... Tue, 31 Jul 2012 22:18:34 EST 12,392 steps. Whew. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4994019 So today, I decided to have some fun. I took my two youngest and went to the zoo. Holy cow we walked up and down the mountain multiple times and saw all the animals at random for 5 hours. We had such a fantastic time and burned1045.8 calories and walked 5.979 miles. <BR> <BR> I barely got my bed made and dishwasher unloaded, but I did. Made good healthy lunches for all of us and out the door we went. <BR> <BR> I hope you all a great day. Mon, 30 Jul 2012 23:47:53 EST Keeping on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4992040 Hi friends. <BR> <BR> Well I have been keeping on track, so much so that I decided to check in with some spark friends and had forgotten that I had invited my sister to join with me two years ago. We were both on a quest to lose 40 pounds before our parents took us on a cruise for their 50th wedding anniversary. Sounds great, doesn't it? Well, it was until she was diagnosed with cervical cancer in July of last year. It was awful. Heaven got a powerful soldier on March 31, 2012. Heidi was 4... Sun, 29 Jul 2012 18:34:53 EST Every day is a new day. Thank you Team Organized Life. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4990437 I have been doing very well this week in my eating healthy and working out categories. I feel as though the food section is definitely getting under control. The fitness habit is still taking a significant amount of coordination and discipline, but I'm doing it! Yea me. However, I am truly struggling with one category......setting the domestic and organized goddess inside me free. She is very much alive in both my day and night dreams just clawing to get out. So.... <BR> <BR> I cleaned up my... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 12:07:22 EST Life is good and only getting better. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4989295 Yesterday I read someones blog on sparkpeople about all the things that made her smile before 9 am. I loved it. I thought all day long and this morning about all the reasons there are to smile. I sat for my 15 minutes of meditation focused on my family and friends. How grateful I am to love and be loved. It has been a very hard couple of years for me as it has been for many on this site that I read about, but the one constant has been love and support during the yucky times. While meditation ... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 12:53:36 EST New way of thinking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4987775 I don't know how this happened, but this morning I finally had the ah-ha moment of. Don't <BR> diet. Simply live a healthy life. I have read The Spark and blogs and articles, but for whatever reason it hit home this morning. Last night actually. <BR> <BR> I feel renewed and optimistic. <BR> <BR> Go get 'em everybody. Life is good and on its way to GREAT. Thu, 26 Jul 2012 11:52:14 EST