TRUCKER72's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TRUCKER72 TRUCKER72'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/ day 57 why... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884678 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2018811013.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I am swimming so I can have some alone time, some singing time, some 'church' time. People are getting to me way too easily the past couple days. I don't like that feeling. I am changing it. xo <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l122143710.jpg"> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 09:17:19 EST day 56 why http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884165 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l787913919.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I choose healthy in the form of rest, doing laundry and eating roasted chicken for supper. I am choosing healthy so my body can regroup from yesterday's swim and ready itself for tomorrow's. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1542523931.jpg"> <BR> <BR> xo Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:56:25 EST day 55 why..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883685 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l426019920.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I choose to swim some laps, smile, eat bran and get a free McDonald's coffee because those are things I WANT to do. xo <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Feb 2015 10:45:56 EST day 54 why... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883018 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l22157155.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I know who I am is not solely the number on the scale. But not really. I know my self-worth is not determined by my waist (or bathing suit) size. But not really. There is a huge part of me that needs to see both those numbers go down. Slow and steady. I JUST ALSO need for my understanding of who I am and my own self-valuing to go up. Slow and steady. Today, I choose to eat wisely and to go swimming to... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 09:32:22 EST day 53 why... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882441 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l298126422.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I am choosing to eat healthy and move wisely so that I can have better workouts. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1958710280.jpg"> <BR> <BR> xo <BR> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:22:20 EST day 52 why.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881778 I am going swimming in a couple of minutes. I am choosing to swim today to keep my sanity. Give myself some quiet. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1781608336.jpg"> xo Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:19:57 EST day 51 why... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881277 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1866253196.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I choose to eat healthy and to stay peaceful so that the pain I feel when I lift / move too much is decreased and the times of no pain are increased. xo Mon, 23 Feb 2015 16:08:50 EST day 50 reason why... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880374 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l906214841.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I choose to get into the pool for a half hour so I can sing 'church' songs TO MYSELF and really enjoy my 'church' time. xo Sun, 22 Feb 2015 09:11:14 EST day 49 why..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879916 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2112920705.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I choose healthy decisions to lighten my load all around. xo <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l992353461.jpg"> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:17:53 EST day 48 why http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879273 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l787126079.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today I am going into the pool at 2 this afternoon to do silly laps and spend some time in the shallow end again. Today it's all about balance. xo <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1395496738.jpg"> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:37:34 EST day 47 why... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878683 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l977803062.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I choose to get into the pool to stretch out my body in the shallow end using the wall and the water. My neck, shoulders, arms, waist, hips need some true TLC today. xo Thu, 19 Feb 2015 10:25:56 EST day 46 why. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878016 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l499419725.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I choose to go swimming and eat healthy to feel more like an Olympian. :-) xo <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1930347401.jpg"> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:13:55 EST can you believe day forty-five WHY... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877379 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1696339732.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I choose healthy so I don't turn into a fast-paced, high-drama kind of person who forgets to laugh and to pray. I choose today Good words and spreading love because my life isn't anything without them. xo ps) a little less tired than yesterday, woohoo!, but brain fog is not being solved by morning coffee. ;-) xo again. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 11:03:24 EST day 44 why..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876666 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l612433607.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I am choosing healthy eating and slow paced laundry so that my energy levels may rise...I guess you could say that I am in a bit of a 'I could sleep all day and still be tired' kind of mood...the renovations we are doing are tiring me out even though I am so excited about them all...it's challenging still living in the space and chores and swimming still have to get done and good food still has to be eaten an... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:06:17 EST day 43 why....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876249 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l181191643.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I choose healthy to stay on track and not stray too far from my path. xo Sun, 15 Feb 2015 15:36:19 EST day 42 why... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875600 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1077126449.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The reason I am getting into the pool TODAY is to work towards seeing a breakthrough in pounds' loss. I really look forward to being lighter on my feet. xo Sat, 14 Feb 2015 11:33:54 EST day 41 why... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874988 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l376837970.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, I choose healthy to lighten and strengthen my chest/lung area, for better breathing, better sleeps and ultimately stronger days. Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:26:58 EST day 40 why... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874452 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l26938467.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Unforeseen mechanical problems at my pool. Pool closed until at least 3pm today. So I guess today my healthy is homecooked chicken and a walk around the park. xo Thu, 12 Feb 2015 10:54:20 EST day 39 reason why. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873835 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l378805458.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today, I choose healthy to strengthen 'my' confidence. xo Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:47:35 EST day 38(oops) why. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873244 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1549071003.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1645159703.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l319833045.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, I choose healthy to help with my stress-peace, calm-storm balancing levels. I feel a really good laugh coming on. xo Tue, 10 Feb 2015 13:56:21 EST day 37 why... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872699 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l925204152.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am choosing healthy today so I can move up and down the stairs easier. ( I live in a basement space). xo Mon, 9 Feb 2015 18:28:57 EST why oh why day 36.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871893 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l689772356.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I am having roast beef & brussel sprouts with my beau and parents for supper tonight. I have no exercise planned for today. Brain off. heehee. xo Sun, 8 Feb 2015 14:30:47 EST day 35 why... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871317 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l670145732.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am eating better and moving a little bit at a time TODAY so I can ease the pain I am feeling in my neck (and back too) when I try to help out with the renovations going on around me. I would like to eventually be able to do more helping without the pain. (nb., the picture is not of MY space!) xo Sat, 7 Feb 2015 15:02:50 EST day 34 MORNING why (haha). http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870601 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l93406176.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today, I am going swimming and eating homemade soup and laughing out loud and reading scripture so that I can continue to grow, closer to being the best me, the me I am called? to be. xo Fri, 6 Feb 2015 10:27:23 EST it's my 7:12 at night on day 33 reason why. ha! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870250 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1942756489.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I ran a little short on time this morning between staying in bed a little longer and swimming being an hour earlier. So this is a retro-fitted reason for having chosen healthy movement and healthy food today - so I can start to feel my mid-section get smaller and 'tighter'. xo Thu, 5 Feb 2015 19:25:41 EST day 32 why. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869365 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1959173256.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I heard something on The Biggest Loser finale. I can't remember who said it or what they said EXACTLY, but the idea resonated with me regardless. They said that you can't 'out workout' a bad diet. The more I think about it, the more it gets inside me. My workouts are hard. Why would I spend a single second ruining my effort with a bad diet. It makes me mad. I can't swim far enough, walk long enough to undo ... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 11:49:30 EST day 31 why. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868579 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l618895175.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today, I am choosing to swim laps at noon today and eat oatmeal for breakfast so that I can grow my confidence in and my inspiration for walking in / on the snow. xo Tue, 3 Feb 2015 10:54:09 EST day 30 reason why. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867864 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1895205899.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today, I am choosing to eat healthy and to walk around the block so that I am closer to wearing 'heels' again. I haven't had a pair on since the day I kicked them off half way through the wedding I was a maid of honor in ie., on for the aisle and off right after the photos. The pain was so bad on the bottom of my feet. I couldn't stand it. (no pun intended). lol I am not trying to be vain, I just look forwar... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 12:03:44 EST day 29 why. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867238 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l416484432.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> One thing I have always to do is put on a pair of thigh high boots and walk around. So today, I choose to eat healthy and move around so that I can fit into those boots. xo Sun, 1 Feb 2015 15:16:13 EST day 28 why. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866507 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1554683675.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I am choosing to put healthy foods in my mouth and to not sit for extended periods of time so that I my workouts start to feel 'easier'. Sat, 31 Jan 2015 12:18:19 EST day 27 why. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865818 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l196166619.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I am choosing healthy food and swimming so I can dive off the swim platform into the lake and GET BACK INTO THE BOAT again. xo Fri, 30 Jan 2015 09:59:11 EST day 26 why. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865316 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l335472212.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1070439602.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Even though I am not really feeling it today, looking out at the grey skies...calling for 10-15cm of snow tonight...I am today, right here, right now choosing to put healthy homemade black bean soup in my mouth and 20 minutes of sidewalk under my feet TODAY so that I can walk 10km again. xo Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:49:12 EST day 25 why. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864411 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1115458096.jpg"> <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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863706 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1412142882.jpg"> <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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863110 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l534668875.jpg"> <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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862208 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l923222969.jpg"> <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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861592 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1011157556.jpg"> <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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860965 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l303794774.jpg"> <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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860198 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l896384442.jpg"> <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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859445 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l644600646.jpg"> <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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858739 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l523832395.jpg"> <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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857936 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l980950198.jpg"> <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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857090 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l636792774.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856483 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l384404050.jpg"> <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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855749 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1457864095.jpg"> <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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855005 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1355269028.jpg"> <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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854195 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l224889945.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853431 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l135436126.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852736 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1429980065.jpg"> <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. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851688 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1415463841.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So I can sit on 'camp' chairs with weight limits. xo Sun, 11 Jan 2015 10:18:47 EST