TRUCKER72's SparkPeople Blog TRUCKER72's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Annual Pool Closure. Pool closed yesterday at 6pm for two weeks. Finished at fitness swim mile marker 321 1/2. Spending a little time today gathering pool schedules for in town. stac <BR> <BR> September 2nd...turns out the outdoor pool doesn't have lane swimming this year. Boohoo. But am looking forward to the indoor downtown pool. And who knows what next week will bring with regards to the outdoor pool. stac Sat, 29 Aug 2015 13:27:53 EST 300 miles Reached 300-mile marker in the pool yesterday. Celebrated with a smile on my face and a song in my heart! :-) thanks for listening. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 11:19:34 EST headin' to 300-mile marker. i am at 294 1/4 miles in my lap swimming as of today. the next 'official' fitness swim marker is 500 miles. so lol i am breaking it down into weekly and monthly goals. i am trying to reach 313 by the end of july. just touchin' base. thanks for listening. <BR> <BR> it's thursday, august 13th and i just reached 313 miles. xo Fri, 17 Jul 2015 14:11:41 EST the day's reason why making conscious choice to stop daily blog. thanks. Mon, 23 Mar 2015 11:35:20 EST day 78 why <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I choose bran muffins, sunshine and comedy to keep things moving in the right direction. xo <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 22 Mar 2015 15:11:58 EST it's day 77... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I am doing a load of laundry and watching 'comfort' movies and eating 'comfort' food - I am blessed to have homemade chicken soup a la mom and a homemade banana muffin a la mom. So today I choose healthy and smiles for my mom. xo <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:50:54 EST day 76 why <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I choose to go swimming and eat healthy because I really really really miss dancing like I want to. I want return to better dancing. Where my knees and ankles and back don't hurt. Where I don't get winded and drenched in sweat trying to keep to the beat. I am so excited about being able to move my body to the beat again and maybe even add in a jump for joy or two. :-) xo <BR> <BR> <img src="http://pho... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:05:22 EST day 75 why <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I choose to eat healthy and go out into the sun so I can receive some much needed 'enlightening'. xo <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 19 Mar 2015 11:02:01 EST day 74 why... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> TODAY I choose to eat baked chicken and broccoli and to go swimming to relax and enjoy life a little bit more. xo <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 12:21:56 EST day 73 why <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I choose healthy food and healthy thoughts to keep practicing the feeling of being lighter and at peace-ier. xo <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 11:40:27 EST day 72 why <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I choose healthy because I want to feel lighter and truer and keep working on my groovin' movin' . lol xo <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:33:51 EST day 71 why <BR> Today I choose to go swimming and eat healthy foods and to laugh out loud to continue working on my funktification. lol xo <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 13:13:25 EST day 70 reason why <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I choose to eat healthy foods, think healthy thoughts and move in healthy ways to allow myself to refunktify myself. I am beginning to like putting the fun back in funk. Instead of focusing on the first two letters only. lol So 'play that funky music', 'shake your groove thang - ya ya' and 'break on through to the other side'... xo <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 14 Mar 2015 11:52:33 EST day 69 why <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I choose to go swimming and eat healthy to feel my body get 'tighter'. xo <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 13 Mar 2015 11:16:38 EST day 68 why <img src=""> <BR> Today I choose healthy to practice focusing on the good stuff. xo <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:57:39 EST day 67 why <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I choose to eat healthy and be conscious of my thoughts to practice being positive. xo <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 11 Mar 2015 12:02:07 EST day 66 why <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I choose to swim and eat mindfully to give my body a break. A real chance at happiness. I really want my body to be truly happy. xo <BR> <BR> Tue, 10 Mar 2015 09:29:38 EST day 65 why <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I choose to eat healthy, move wisely and spend time in prayer to practice my hope building. xo Mon, 9 Mar 2015 10:15:04 EST day 64 why <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I choose to go swimming and to sing to get closer to fitting into a FUNCTIONAL (non-two-piece; non-spaghetti-stringed; non-swim-dress; non-frilled/meshed/puckered...) bathing suit from ANY STORE besides the one that no longer sells the ONLY functional bathing suit that fits me right now. xo <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Sun, 8 Mar 2015 09:39:45 EST day 63 why <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I choose to eat healthy foods and read and laugh to keep working on the best me. <BR> <BR> “...We have no power to face this vast army that is attacking us. We do not know what to do, but our eyes are on you.” <BR> (2 Chronicles 20:12, NIV) Sat, 7 Mar 2015 10:00:00 EST day 62 why... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I choose healthy to be better at riding the waves of life. xo <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> ps) I have YET to STAND UP on a surfboard of ANY kind EVER. lol Fri, 6 Mar 2015 10:41:34 EST day 61 why... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I choose to go swimming at noon and keep a level head and heart beat so that I can practice feeling the high of being OK. xo <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 5 Mar 2015 10:53:47 EST day six zero why ... ;-) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I choose healthy because I want to keep practicing how to stay out of the emotional quagmire of other people's problems. Today I choose to eat healthy and read scripture to strengthen ME. I am beginning to see how amazing life can be when I let go and let God and I am starting to like it - a lot. xo <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:02:17 EST day 59 why ... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today I choose to think and act in a healthy manner so that I become more proficient at taking care of myself and not be as anxious about other people's dramas, as in, become better at letting go of crap and welcoming stronger healthier boundaries. xo <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 3 Mar 2015 12:07:23 EST day 58 why.... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I choose healthy 'to strengthen my spirit'. I am really angry / irritated / agitated lately. So I choose to use my out loud voice today to tell my inner voice to shut up and be grateful. All is good. xo <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Mon, 2 Mar 2015 12:09:45 EST day 57 why... <img src=""> <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=""> Sun, 1 Mar 2015 09:17:19 EST day 56 why <img src=""> <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=""> <BR> <BR> xo Sat, 28 Feb 2015 09:56:25 EST day 55 why..... <img src=""> <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... <img src=""> <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... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I am choosing to eat healthy and move wisely so that I can have better workouts. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> xo <BR> Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:22:20 EST day 52 why.... 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=""> xo Tue, 24 Feb 2015 11:19:57 EST day 51 why... <img src=""> <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... <img src=""> <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..... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I choose healthy decisions to lighten my load all around. xo <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 21 Feb 2015 12:17:53 EST day 48 why <img src=""> <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=""> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 09:37:34 EST day 47 why... <img src=""> <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. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I choose to go swimming and eat healthy to feel more like an Olympian. :-) xo <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 18 Feb 2015 10:13:55 EST can you believe day forty-five WHY... <img src=""> <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..... <img src=""> <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'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....... <img src=""> <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... <img src=""> <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... <img src=""> <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... <img src=""> <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. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today, I choose healthy to strengthen 'my' confidence. xo Wed, 11 Feb 2015 11:47:35 EST day 38(oops) why. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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... <img src=""> <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.... <img src=""> <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... <img src=""> <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). <img src=""> <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! <img src=""> <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