TRUCKER72's SparkPeople Blog TRUCKER72's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community day 25 why. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today, I choose to eat healthy and to swim to FINALLY reach 233 miles (first of two long-term goals I set for myself back in the fall). I am tired of chasing this carrot. Today, I get to eat it. lol xo Wed, 28 Jan 2015 10:40:33 EST day 24 why. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I choose healthy so that walking to and from the pool to go for my swim instead of driving can become my routine , my reality. xo Tue, 27 Jan 2015 11:07:22 EST day 23 (oops not 22) why. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I choose to go swimming and eat whole foods because I am inspired by athletes, by people who go after what they want and don't give up and I want to be one of them. xo Mon, 26 Jan 2015 16:26:01 EST day 22 why. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I choose healthy because I am thinking about entering my town's 'coldest night of the year walk' on February 21st this year. Sun, 25 Jan 2015 12:31:16 EST day 21 why. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For today, I am moving and eating healthy so that I know am doing everything I can to keep my 'blood levels' 'normal' ie sugar, thyroid, cholesterol, inflammation, pressure. xo Sat, 24 Jan 2015 12:34:42 EST day 20 why. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I am going swimming and eating well because I want to feel that accomplishment. Followed through. Gold star for me. :-) Today's action is for consequences today. Today, I am not looking beyond finishing my swim, eating a good breakfast,lunch and dinner. Today, I just really want to complete my swim and afterwards, watch the finale of a series I have been watching. xo <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat. am: finishe... Fri, 23 Jan 2015 11:45:16 EST day 19 why. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have always wanted to kayak down a river. I choose healthy today to be able to fit in a kayak! xo Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:43:41 EST day 18 why. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I choose healthy today to strengthen my knees, hips and lower back - to be pain-free from too much weight on them. To be able to squat. To be able to kneel. Blessings. xo Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:53:05 EST day 17 why. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For today, I am making healthy decisions so I can one day actually get up on a horse again and not worry about my weight and ultimately go horseback riding with my best friend again. xo Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:25:28 EST day 16 why. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I want to compete in a open/rough water (lake/ocean) swim one day. xo Mon, 19 Jan 2015 13:08:54 EST day 15 why. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I am making healthy choices so one day I can see the tape measure around my waist read 35. xo Sun, 18 Jan 2015 11:58:16 EST day 14 why <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I don't want to give up because I don't want to feel that vast waste land of the feeling of failing and failing and failing again. Knock me down, but not out. I want that feeling. I am up. I am up. I am up again. Is that all you got? ;-) xo Sat, 17 Jan 2015 14:10:52 EST day 13 why. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I don't want to use seat belt extenders anymore. I want to throw out the one I use in my own car and the other one I use in my parents' car. I can't wait to get them out of my life. xo Fri, 16 Jan 2015 11:49:14 EST day 12 why. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Some days I am have no will to make coffee or have a shower let alone go for a swim or go for a walk. It's not that I am lazy or tired really. It's that it's easier to NOT DO ANYTHING. So my reason why for today is that I would like everyday living to get physically easier. Making coffee to be easier. To have a shower that doesn't feel like a chore. To go for a swim and not feel exhausted hanging up swim gear... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:16:16 EST DAY 11 WHY. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I want to fit into concert/game seats here in town. They are excrutiatingly painful right now. xo Wed, 14 Jan 2015 10:25:29 EST day 10 why <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I miss riding my bike (that I no longer have). I look forward to riding the trails and sidewalks again. xo Tue, 13 Jan 2015 11:04:03 EST day 9 why <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I want to wear a dress again...confidently into a restaurant...walking without chaffing and sweating and blistering...yes, I want to twirl comfortably in a pretty little dress about the town....heehee. I miss that. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 13:48:54 EST day 8 why. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So I can sit on 'camp' chairs with weight limits. xo Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:18:47 EST day 7 why. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I want to be able to walk longer and higher and stronger. xo Sat, 10 Jan 2015 10:56:01 EST day 6 why. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I want to lace up a pair of roller skates at a roller rink somewhere and be able to roller skate again. xo Fri, 9 Jan 2015 13:10:00 EST day 5 why. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I want to wear a pair of 'regular' runners from a 'regular' store. xo Thu, 8 Jan 2015 15:25:36 EST day 4 why... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I want to walk into my doctor's office for my physical at a non-super morbidly obese weight. I am absolutely exhausted from always feeling 'less than' about being 'more than'. xo Wed, 7 Jan 2015 11:34:09 EST Day 3 Reason Why <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I truly desire to wear a Speedo swimsuit. xo Tue, 6 Jan 2015 12:18:18 EST Why. <img src=""> <BR> I want to ride at an amusement park again. Mon, 5 Jan 2015 11:27:01 EST Copyright Infringement and Sharing Personal Motivators Daily. Today starts my daily blog where I will cut and paste one reminder <BR> as to why I am staying on the healthy road: <BR> <BR> Because [I] want to breathe easier. <em>353</em> <BR> (, 100 Reasons You Should Work Out Today). <BR> <BR> xo Sun, 4 Jan 2015 11:01:14 EST Winter Motivation. I get a little agitated when I begin to see the surge of articles about how to stay motivated in winter and over the holidays and of course, the deluge of how to get fit in the new year articles that will inevitably come upon us very soon. I get agitated because it's not about staying motivated in the winter nor surviving the holidays. It's about a LIFETIME journey of moment to moment decisions to STAY ALIVE. I either want to live or I don't. I pray for the day when I will see a stop to... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:33:12 EST Trying to add stretching to my day with Spark. I decided last Monday (my Thanksgiving) that I was going to put my time on Sparkpeople to even more work for me...I decided that before I logged off each day, I was going to spend 5-10 minutes with any of the Spark staff doing seated stretches, workouts. It's just a little way to get my stretching in each day and to prevent me from not moving while I am on the computer. <BR> Thanks for listening. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="htt... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 15:45:05 EST FOCUSING ON THE HIGH ROAD. Been under the weather for about a week, so thought I would post a couple smiles to focus on instead of the aches and pains. Cheers! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> xo Wed, 24 Sep 2014 09:42:26 EST Wednesday the 17th. <img src="" <BR> xo Wed, 17 Sep 2014 09:03:47 EST Felt like posting. <img src=""> Wed, 27 Aug 2014 17:58:30 EST LAST DAY POOL IS OPENED FOR TWO WEEKS. I am being 'forced' to change up my routine for the next two weeks. My pool closes each year for a couple of weeks. So there is one 'affordable' pool all the way in town and a free conservation area as well. The Y pool is too expensive. And there is always the sidewalk around here. I have swimming today and then I will make up a schedule later today for this week and next. I am excited about the change, but am already looking forward to the re-opening. Thanks for listening. <em>104<... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 10:35:25 EST TODAY MARKS THE FIRST FIVE YEARS OF ONE DAY AT A TIME. IT WAS FIVE YEARS AGO TODAY THAT I WALKED INTO THAT FIRST AQUAFIT CLASS UP AT MY LOCAL POOL WITH GOD AT MY SIDE. 67,500 SPARK FITNESS MINUTES LATER AND ALAS I AM STILL HERE. I AM THANKFUL FOR ALL OF MY SPARKFRIENDS AND I SHOUT LOUDLY AND GRATEFULLY, HERE'S TO US AND TO ANOTHER 5 YEARS!!!! XOX <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> " I LOVE THE NIGHTLIFE, I LOVE TO ... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 14:27:13 EST Just a little cuteness to welcome the weekend. :-) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday Everyone! <BR> <BR> Fri, 8 Aug 2014 15:42:25 EST Some 'sunny' pictures for Saturday. <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Here's to peaceful and loving one-step-at-a-time change. <BR> <BR> Sat, 12 Jul 2014 11:41:39 EST A few Friday smiles for all of us... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Fri, 20 Jun 2014 15:27:41 EST A little "I reached my 150-mile marker swimming goal" smile ! <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> One length at a breath at a time...thanks and here's to 200 ! <BR> <BR> Mon, 2 Jun 2014 12:06:32 EST My Monday needs a little encouragement. :-) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Mon, 26 May 2014 11:24:09 EST It's Wednesday and I want to smile. <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Wed, 14 May 2014 16:10:49 EST An (Edited) Poem I Have On A Bookmark On The Visor Of My Car <BR> Don't Quit <BR> <BR> When things go wrong as they sometimes will, <BR> When the road you're travelling seems all up hill, <BR> When the funds are low and the debts are high <BR> And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, <BR> When care is pressing you down a bit, <BR> Rest if you must, BUT DON'T YOU QUIT ! <BR> Success is failure turned inside out-- <BR> The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, <BR> And you never can tell how close you are, <BR> It may be near when it seems so far; <B... Fri, 2 May 2014 11:47:04 EST Smile! You're on 'Tuesday Camera' (heehee) <img src=""> <BR> This woman's jump makes me smile (and the water too). <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I need to be mindful of this daily. <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:03:42 EST A little cuteness for you on Friday. <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Fri, 18 Apr 2014 12:57:40 EST Wednesday's 'happy thought.' <img src=""> Wed, 16 Apr 2014 11:14:47 EST Tuesday's 'happy thought.' <img src=""> Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:51:48 EST HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY EVERYONE!! <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Left foot. Right foot. <BR> xo Fri, 14 Feb 2014 11:26:09 EST Reached 110-mile mark. I reached 110 miles of swimming today. Will be encouraging myself to reach 8 miles this month. That's 128 laps each week or 2 miles a week for the month of February. Thanks for listening. xo Fri, 31 Jan 2014 17:43:40 EST January 21st and swimming. I decided to set monthly goals for myself to help me stay on track to reach my 250-mile swim goal. So my goal is to swim 10 miles each month. I have swam just under 8 this month. I am writing about it so I can get my brain to focus. Ok brain, let's have a talk with my heart and body. My body is tired, but I want to reach this goal. One day at a time. One lap at a time. I want to quit. I want to give up. I feel like I am trying too hard and it shouldn't be this tiring and frustratin... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:24:46 EST New Year. Today being New Year's Day seems kind of arbitrary, a little lackluster if you will. I get a little extra energy thinking about new beginnings and all that , but mostly every day that I wake up is a new year really. My goal is the same as when I started aquafit and Sparkpeople back In late 2009. Get lighter and get stronger. Measure my waist and weigh myself. Be conscious of what goes in and what comes out of my mouth. So happy new year to myself and to you , but don't laugh when I wish... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 16:19:55 EST Baking So I am making chocolate balls and rice krispie squares for my brother and nephews to give to them on Saturday when we go up to celebrate together. The recipe for the chocolate balls is from my nan and I haven't made them in 4-5 years. Wish me luck. She passed away 11 years ago and I took to making them for my brother when she no longer could. I will go for a walk tonight to walk off any chocolate that may have transferred from my hands to my mouth. lol I am a little anxious about them ... Thu, 19 Dec 2013 13:19:28 EST WE DID IT!!!! :-) I just got home from finishing my 100-mile swim!!!! <em>244</em> <em>208</em> <em>20</em> The next marker is 250 miles... <em>527</em> Thanks for all your support and love.....xo Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:33:56 EST 100-mile swim I am coming up to my 100-mile marker in my B.McArthur Fitness Swim up at my local pool. I have 288 laps left to swim before I receive my name on a plaque on the pool's wall. I got my name on a plaque last august for hitting the 50-mile mark. The stupid part about this year is that when they 'renovated' the pool and closed for five weeks back at the end of August, they took down the plaque boards as well as the recording board and they aren't back up yet. They told me last week, they were i... Fri, 15 Nov 2013 15:13:57 EST