TRIPLEL1977's SparkPeople Blog TRIPLEL1977's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Day 221 - Kids Say the Darndest Things My DGS who is 4, starting going to day care last week. He loves it. Except for nap time, he doesn't like those. Not surprising for my little energizer bunny. Anyway my DD told me today about a conversation she had with him after picking him up yesterday afternoon. <BR> <BR> DGS: Mommy, I got a piece of candy today. <BR> <BR> DD: Oh yeah! what did you do to get a piece of candy? <BR> <BR> DGS: I fell asleep. <BR> <BR> DD: Really?? That's good. You get something special when y... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 23:47:27 EST Day 220 - Good News Sad News The good news first, the knee is much better, it just needed a day of rest. I was able to jog on the treadmill today and there was no discomfort or "hitches in my giddyup". I didn't push it hard, just a good steady workout. <BR> <BR> It has been a tough day for me otherwise. I had dreaded it all day. I had to put one of my dogs down. She lived a long life, almost 16 years old. It was a tough decision and I have been avoiding it for about 3 weeks. <BR> <BR> So I am going to... Tue, 7 Aug 2012 23:51:23 EST Day 219 - Darn Jumping Jacks I know I shouldn't do them, but Jullian goaded me into trying them by saying "I know 400 pound people that can do them, there is no modification". <BR> <BR> So I thought to myself, "I'm game, I've been working out for over 7 months now", "I'm almost able to jog for 3 minutes without stopping" And of course this self talk all happened in a matter of seconds. <BR> <BR> So I went for it. <BR> <BR> Not a wise move. I wasn't even half way thru the 30 second interval and I felt the knee gi... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 23:08:58 EST Day 218 - Jullian Michaels Kicked My Butt So I decided to change it up a bit and I did Julians Michael's 30 Day Shred. Even though I did Level 1, she kicked my butt. Will I do it again? Yep! Other than modifying the jumping jacks (it bothers my knee to much) I am going to see if this will get my through the last 10 pounds. <BR> <BR> I haven't been able to do my fitness for the last week, and I am determined to kick it up a notch since I am so close. I'm still working on running a mile no matter how long it takes me. <BR> ... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 23:31:05 EST Day 217 - Keeping the Streak Alive nothing much to report. Signing in only to track and blog. Have a great Saturday night. Sat, 4 Aug 2012 21:51:40 EST Day 216 - My Man Is Back Home He left on Sunday to go to a training class in Orlando. Less than 2 hours away. All is right with the world again. Hell Week at work is over and the weekend is here. A lot of blessings for one day. <BR> <BR> I gained 2 pounds this week, no a big surprise though. <BR> <BR> We having another busy weekend. But we get to have the grandbabies over on Sunday, so hopefully it won't rain and we'll go to the park, maybe have a picnic. Or we have Busch Garden passes. Something to ge... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 23:11:44 EST Day 215 - Another Day Closer to the Weekend It's been a long week and I am so ready for the weekend. I feel sparkless. I've done nothing to walk the walk this week. <BR> <BR> I gonna give myself a break and know that it will all turn around soon. I usually have things planned out and sometimes when everything goes haywire, I can't get a grip. <BR> <BR> I know I have gained weight this week. Dagnabit! Oh well, I am tracking, there is just a big boulder in the middle of the road. This journey gets tough. Thank go... Thu, 2 Aug 2012 21:51:21 EST Day 214 - Busy Day Well it was only a 10 hour day today, so it wasn't so bad. We kept us noses to the grindstone and didn't dillydally. We were lucky there weren't a lot of interruptions, but I think we got our co-workers doing some creative avoidance during the 1st couple of days of the month. <BR> <BR> There are other frustrations with some paperwork with our insurance coverage and benefits, where I'd like to reach through the phone and harm the person at the other end. AARRGGHH!!!! <BR> <BR> But I'm t... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 21:39:48 EST Day 213 - Long Day Worked 12 hours today and I'm just plain pooped. Life has been against me working out. It's kinda a bummer. But I will get back on track in the next couple of days, since tomorrow will another 12 hour day. Making in short today since I need to get to bed, so I can get up early tomorrow. Tue, 31 Jul 2012 23:01:06 EST Day 212 - BooHooing like a baby over "The Closer" ending tonight. For those of you that haven't watched in be forewarned this is the spoiler alert. <BR> <BR> Brenda Leigh's dad is getting better from the chemo, so there is a true happiness about Clay's health, when Brenda Leigh goes to wake her mother up and finds her passed away, I started bawling. <BR> <BR> I'm going to miss WillieMae, she remains me of alot of the Southern non-nonsense women that have been in my life since I was 15 years old. <B... Mon, 30 Jul 2012 22:59:48 EST Day 211 - Sabotage Sunday It's been a fast food/junk food day. A grab anything at hand. The chore list is almost done, husband is out the door and on his way to Orlando for a business trip. I have the house to myself, (plus three dogs) so the rest of the week will be a cinch. I've got dishes to do and floors to mop, then I'm going to try to squeeze in a workout. <BR> <BR> I need to track the junk I've put in my mouth and see how bad it really is. Ugh! <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 29 Jul 2012 19:21:23 EST Day 210 - Mental Health Day Completely tuned out today, and tuned in to a book on tape. It was so relaxing to just sit and enjoy a book. I usually listen will driving to and from work, on the treadmill or walking around the block. But today I decided not to multitask and just immerse myself in a good book. The narrator wasn't all that great, but the story was good, and the author knew how to weave a good story. <BR> <BR> There are still a lot of chores that need to be done, but all in under control. <BR> ... Sat, 28 Jul 2012 22:37:42 EST Day 209 - Sleepy Friday Night I came home exhausted, so I sat down in the recliner, and just woke up. I almost missed blogging and tracking and getting enough SparkPoints to get a Bonus Spin. <BR> <BR> My DH and I have a busy weekend ahead of us. So I guess the rest was good. <BR> <BR> Today was weigh in day and I lost another 1.2 pounds for a total of 34 pounds. I am almost at my 35 pounds for my 35th wedding anniversary (only 2 months longer than originally hoped for), but I am not lamenting, just moving toward... Fri, 27 Jul 2012 23:23:46 EST Day 208 - Guilty Pleasure - Project Runway I'm watching Project Runway. It is so catty and weird and I am addicted. This is Season 10...I've watched it since it began. Does that make me loyal or crazy. The good thing is I record it and start watching it about 30 minutes into the show, so I can skip the commercials. <BR> <BR> There are the ones you hate, the ones that annoy you, the ones you love, and the ones that you wonder, "They're creative????" "Would someone really wear that in real life? <BR> <BR> Tonight is the unc... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 23:26:34 EST Day 207 - Long Day today. Nothing much happening except for work. Nothing new or interesting to report. Keeping this streak alive. Have a good night Sparkies, sleep tight. <BR> <em>102</em> Wed, 25 Jul 2012 23:08:45 EST Day 206 - Spin Class - Love It or Hate It???? I went to the gym today, thinking I was going to do lower body strength/weight training. But I forgot that the class leader (Jenna) had mentioned that it was going to be swapped out today for a Spin Class. I got there early, so I hopped on the treadmill and figured I'd be able to squeeze in a mile of my walk/jog training to get to my goal of running a mile. The good news is that I was able to do a 16 minute mile. Yippee!!! It was getting to be time for the Spin Class, so Jenna gave... Tue, 24 Jul 2012 23:19:57 EST Day 205 - Awww It's Monday Back to the grind and what a grind it was today. Don't you just hate it when you aren't even 15 minutes into your workday and everything you touch is a mucky mucky mess, that you know will take a bit of time to untangle and clean-up. <BR> <BR> I have to keep reminding myself that Quality Control is part of the job. I am anal retentive and I set a high standard for myself and unfortunately the paperwork I process is dependent on other team members to do their job. So I have to check th... Mon, 23 Jul 2012 23:15:58 EST Day 204 - Another Late Night Blog It's 11:30p and all is well. Normal Sunday shopping, went to the pet store, got a pedicure, went to Lowe's looking for some kid friendly flea control for the house and lawn. <BR> <BR> You'd think that the Lawn & Garden guy would know what they offer without reading the labels of the products. But alas, I'm going to google to see what product will eradicate the 4 life cycles of the flea and be safe around the grandbabies. <BR> <BR> It has been raining everyday so that ... Sun, 22 Jul 2012 23:42:00 EST Day 203 - OMG! I have been raveneous all day. I ate over my calories, but not so bad only 650. I'm glad I don't have a lot of junk food in my house, otherwise I think I would have been totally out of control. <BR> <BR> What a roller coaster ride of a journey this is. I'm not bummed just trying to be aware and accountable. Need to have think of some creative avoidance techniques for the future. <BR> <BR> Night All <BR> <BR> Sat, 21 Jul 2012 23:13:03 EST Day 202 - Friday Weight In It has been a long day and I am so glad it is Friday. I did lose another 2.2 pounds, but other than that there isn't much to blog about. So I'm going to keep it short. Have a great night Sparkies! Fri, 20 Jul 2012 23:18:18 EST Day 201 - I Learned A Lesson Today Working out is worth it. I missed a week of working out, true some of it was beyond my control, but I need to figure out how to squeeze it in regardless of other things happening around me. Just missing that little bit of time has decreased my stamina and the momentum I was making slipped a couple of notches. <BR> <BR> Maybe I learned the lesson the hard way, but some times that ingrains it into my brain better. Just knowing it is one thing, living it and experiencing it raises the comm... Thu, 19 Jul 2012 22:30:14 EST Day 200 - Almost Missed the Milestone I feel asleep and just woke up, and realized I hadn't signed into Spark today. It is momentous day 200. So I have to type fast. Thank goodness my streak is still alive Wed, 18 Jul 2012 23:25:22 EST Day 199 - Doggy Diversion I was all packed and ready to go workout after work today. But one of my dogs has been ill for a few days. She is almost 16 years old, and I have been terrified that I would wake up or come in from work and find out she had gone to doggy heaven. I felt completely guilty about going to workout instead of taking care of her needs. <em>338</em> <BR> <BR> So I called the vet and made an appointment. The good news is that she is anemic and the vet prescribed some vitamins and gave me a ... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 22:52:40 EST Day 198 - Keeping the Streak Alive nothing new or exciting to report. June was maniac and July has started off sluggish and uninspiring. I need to get my groove back since I want to loose another 10 pounds before my 55th birthday, <BR> <BR> Ho Hum! In the doldrums! But I keep signing in because it is the only thing that keeps me tracking my food and some semplance of sanity in this lifelong quest. <BR> <BR> Night <em>102</em> Mon, 16 Jul 2012 23:04:49 EST Day 197 - Squeezed into a size 8 today. Didn't have to lay on the bed, but there was a little hopping involved <em>172</em> . It was amazing, but I still need to lose a few more pounds for them to be comfortable for long periods of time. <BR> <BR> Typcial Sunday, gotta go do the nightly chores and prep for tomorrow. Have a good week. Sun, 15 Jul 2012 22:26:08 EST Day 196 - Just Enjoying the Grandkids We give my daugether and her husband a AMC gift card and escaped with the grandkids for a few hours. We didn't do anything special, just did the weekly WalMart and came home and played with Legos, cut construction papers and draw pictures with my grandson, and just played with my grand-daughter. She loves Nilla Wafers. (I don't blame her, I love them too.) <BR> <BR> I call that a good day. <em>67</em> Sat, 14 Jul 2012 22:13:51 EST Day 195 - Lollygagging Today started early but it wasn't so bad. Had a couple of glitches but all in all it was a low-stress day considering the double duty. <BR> <BR> I came home and I received a wonderful welcome from my grandson screaming my name with a big smile on his face and his arms wide open for a hug. It made my heart swell in my chest. We came inside and all he wanted to do was sit with me and watch cartoons. So we snuggled down on the couch, him with the remote and in typical male fashion flipp... Fri, 13 Jul 2012 22:06:51 EST Day 194 - Whining, Waning, and Wallowing All I seem to do lately is whine about my health (I've had a headache since Saturday) and my waning Sparkiness! and wallowing around and not working out. <BR> <BR> I can't figure out why I am in such doldrums. I'm keeping to my eating plan, but I just don't have the get up and go. I know that any amount of exercise is better than no exercise at all. I know what I need to do. <BR> <BR> I have a doctor's appointment on Monday, so I'll chat with her. Love my doctor. <BR> <BR> Nothing ... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 22:41:55 EST Day 193 - Not Very Enthusiatic For some reason I am very sparkless this week. I'm still watching what I eat, but working out has been low on the must do list. Maybe it's the heat, followed by late afternoon rains. <BR> <BR> Ho Hum! Just call me Eeyore! I've going to go do the nightly chores. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 22:01:02 EST Day 192 - Torrential Tuesday The rain came down in great sheets 10 minutes before I was scheduled to leave to go to the gym. So 45 minutes later, the skies relented, but it was too late to go to my workout class. Bummer! So I headed home and of course once home, all bets were off for getting a workout in. Double bummer. So here it is 9:50p and it is time to get ready for bed. <BR> <BR> Another day, another missed opportunity. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I'm going to try again tomorrow. Good night everyone. Tue, 10 Jul 2012 21:51:18 EST Day 191 - Just Another Day in paradise. A beautful day, but alas had to work. High in the mid 90s. It's a good thing I don't have a window because I sure would have been day dreaming about getting out and having a nice walk in the park. <BR> <BR> Nothing particular or special to report. So I will say have a great night. Mon, 9 Jul 2012 22:29:07 EST Day 190 - Another Headache I had such high hopes for the day, but instead I was down with a migraine all day. I'm not giving up but it sure was another bump in the road. <BR> <BR> I'm going back to bed, but I had to keep up the streak. <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Jul 2012 22:58:31 EST Day 189 - Tomorrow's New Start I am so glad that tomorrow is Sunday. It starts a new week and a fresh start. I've been a little lackadaisical for the last two weeks. So I am going to dust myself off and get on with it. I have a lot to do tomorrow because I blew off most of the chores I should have done today. <BR> <BR> We'll be watching the grandchildren for a few hours tomorrow, so we drag them along on the grocery shopping and maybe go to the park for a few hours. <BR> <BR> I'm going to head off to bed since I had... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 22:28:40 EST Day 188 - What To Blog About when there is nothing to blog about. I'm sitting here tracking, spinning and clicking. Getting points so I can get a bonus spin. Boy am I a cheap date or what? All in all it is making me accountable. I really need to track my food or I will go overboard. But sometimes I wish there were another way where I am not on the computer after I get off work. I'm staring at a screen for more hours than I can count at work, and then I get on SparkPeople and keyboard some more. <BR> <BR> C... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 21:30:02 EST Day 187 - What's Up With the Wheel? Is it just me or does anyone else consistently get 2 or 3 points when you spin the wheel? It's gets real frustrating. I'd like to get a 7 or 10 or even a 25 ever once in a while. Most days I may get a total of 5 points with both spins. Bummer. <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> In other news, I finally got back to the gym and had a good workout. I did my walk / run thing 10 min warm up then 6 intervals of 1 min run (5.5mph) and 2 min walk (3.2mph) then about a 10 min cool down to about 2.5mph... Thu, 5 Jul 2012 22:28:23 EST Day 186 - Happy 4th everybody. I hope you all had a wonderful day. Wed, 4 Jul 2012 22:34:26 EST Day 185 - Whaddaya Say? Tomorrow is a little mini-vacay. <BR> <BR> Let's celebrate our independence. Get out and enjoy the outdoors and a have a picnic or a barbeque with family or friends. Raise your water bottles to all those who have fought and sacrificed for this country and the freedoms we have because of them. <BR> <BR> While you are enjoying walking around your favorite park or playground, or just in your backyards, look around you and soak it all in. Enjoy the simple pleasure of being. <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 3 Jul 2012 23:09:55 EST Day 184 - Chicken or Pinball Today has been one of those days where I can't tell if I'm a chicken or a pinball <BR> <BR> A chicken or a pinball you say, what the heck are you talking about. Well, a chicken with its head cut off. I don't know where I am going, but I'm still kicking and stumbling around. <BR> <BR> Or a pinball. The spring was pulled way back and release and then lights and points are racking up. Bouncing back and forth, getting some things accomplished, then slowly making my way back to the ... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 23:25:08 EST Day 183 - Contrary Creatures On and on the days of the week go. Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, and so on. The same routine day in and day out then Wham! something happens to unsettle your comfortable little world. So on one hand we complain about the boredom of the routine and on the other hand we lament the disruption of it, because we really do like the comfort and control in it. <BR> <BR> Aren't we contrary creatures? We want change and say we are flexible, but it ruffles our feathers a bit when it does happen.... Sun, 1 Jul 2012 22:39:01 EST Day 182 - Ugh! When Will This Be Over All my strength feels like it has been zapped out of my body. I went to the grocery store and I was breaking out into a cold sweat just getting there. Good thing I only needed to pick up just a couple of items. <BR> <BR> I've been able to eat a little bit, but I'm still not eating all my calories. That bug or whatever earlier in the week seems to be lingering around a bit longer than I'd like. <BR> <BR> It's to be a beautiful day tomorrow, so I am going to get up early when it ... Sat, 30 Jun 2012 21:47:14 EST Day 181 - Another Short Blog I think the worst of the tummy troubles is over. I was able to eat a bit today. I still haven't worked out, but I think I will be able to walk a bit tomorrow. <BR> <BR> It was a long day today at work, 12 hours. I'm hoping next week will be the last of the long days for a while. <BR> <BR> I'm going to make it another early night. Sleep tight Sparkies <em>102</em> Fri, 29 Jun 2012 22:53:17 EST Day 180 - Only Here to keep the streak alive. I went to work today and I still feel drained. Food has not been my friend and have barely eaten anything again today. I hope my stomach settles down soon, so I can eat and gain back some energy. I don't like missing my workouts. <BR> <BR> I'm going back to bed. Later Sparkies. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 21:58:09 EST Day 179 - Ugh! Sick and Disgusted I woke up about 11:30p last night and my stomach erupted. So for the next 8 hours I was making mad dashes to the bathroom every 15 to 30 minutes. I feel completely washed out. I'm scared to eat, because my stomach has finally settled down. <BR> <BR> For the first time in almost 3 years I missed work due to illness. It is going to be hell to pay for the next two days being month end. I am not sure I will go to exercise class tomorrow. So I am going to miss getting my 1000 fitne... Wed, 27 Jun 2012 21:23:25 EST Day 178 - I'm Blank completely without a thought on what to blog about tonight. No stirrings, no glimmers of wisdom. I am really in the mood to blog, but no subject comes to mind. <BR> <BR> So I am just going to scribble these few lines to keep the streak alive. Have a good night Sparkies. <BR> <BR> Tue, 26 Jun 2012 22:24:52 EST Day 177 - Ouch! I Feel Off the Wagon this weekend and must have hit my head. Because it sure hasn't been on straight the past few days. Between the 12 hour work days, the idiot lights on my truck are lit again and the lousy weather, I consumed mass quantities of chocolate and salty snacks and didn't drink my water. <BR> <BR> I am so glad the week has started because it is easier for me to stay on plan. I'm going to workout tomorrow, and I only have 138 minutes to reach 1000 fitness minutes this month. Maybe I need to pull... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 22:41:05 EST Day 176 - There's Room In My Heart Isn't it amazing how the Lord has given us a hugh capacity for love. As I sit here and watch my granddaughter sleep, my heart just swells and she slips a little deeper into to my heart. She is precious. <BR> <BR> Earlier we were listening to Solid Gold Oldies and she was bobbing and swaying to the music. She lights up the world she is in. She has taken up permanent residence in my heart. <BR> <BR> She inspires me to continue on my journey to get healthy so I can experience the ... Sun, 24 Jun 2012 17:58:31 EST Day 175 - The Power of One Ounce A new thought passed through my brain and out my mouth today spontaneously. I went to JoAnn's Fabrics and Crafts this morning just as the doors were opening up. As I was headed in the door, one of the managers was wheeling out a flower display, and she saw me and said "You're getting skinny" and I replied "Yes, one ounce at a time." <BR> <BR> Now the manager knows me because I worked there back in the summer of 2008. So it was nice to have her notice. But the real AH HA moment for ... Sat, 23 Jun 2012 22:41:01 EST Day 174 - It's Friday and I still have to get up early tomorrow. The mechanic is only open from 7 am to noon. So no sleeping in. Gotta get up and go. Bummer. <BR> <BR> It seems like every couple of months the truck is having a problem. I might have to start thinking about trading it in and the big hurtle is figuring out how to pay for it. Hopefully tomorrow won't be too expensive. <BR> <BR> In other news. I lost 2.4 pounds this week. Whoopeee! Have a great night everyone and chat at you to... Fri, 22 Jun 2012 22:39:03 EST Day 173 - Arms and Abs and Other Workouts Little by little I am able to do more and more reps. It is still a struggle sometimes to get to the last number of reps, but I am not giving up. My goal is to have toned and sculpted arms, and maybe not a six-pack but at least not have my belly bigger around than my hips. <BR> <BR> I am getting better in the walk/jog on the treadmill. I start off about 2.5 mph, and gradually get to 3.2 mph, so when I get to 10 mins, I jog at 5 mph for 1 min, then go back to 3.2 mph for ... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 21:56:15 EST Day 172 - Keeping the Streak Alive I had plans to workout and visit Spark for a while. However, I had an opportunity to play Legos and trains with my grandson. So I opted to play. Now I am adding a quick blog just to keep my streak alive. I had fun and getting healthy is all about me around to play with my grandkids. I <em>26</em> that boy. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is upper body interval training. Chat at you later. Wed, 20 Jun 2012 22:57:11 EST