TRYINGTOLOSE64's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TRYINGTOLOSE64 TRYINGTOLOSE64'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/ Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6089614 Hope I don't have a repeat of today. Didn't get in any walks thanks to the hot water heater going out spraying water everywhere. Was in a panic getting that turned off when an old neighbor's son came by to drop off a truck to put in our 2nd driveway for sale. He ended up selling it within the hour and tomorrow he's bringing a 30 foot RV to put in that driveway. I mentioned the other day that I live on a main road right? At least I got this guy to return the favor by bringing the new wat... Sat, 6 Feb 2016 21:42:31 EST Venting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6086748 I took my dog out for a walk this morning as I do every weekday morning and would you believe a county cop had the nerve to stop us to tell us that it was dangerous to be walking in this area. I felt like slapping her, but instead I told her that I'm aware of how dangerous it is as I've lived in the area long enough to remember the pasture that used to be across the street with horses running in it. My way of saying....see what the county has forced on me since living here!! For those that... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 11:30:37 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6085274 Am trying to take advantage of temps for several days this week being in the 60s, How strange is that considering only a week ago we had 15 inches of snow on the ground. But that's Virginia for you!! <BR> <BR> I've got to build up the strength in my left knee after the multiple injuries that I encountered over the last year to year and a half. Gotta get the strength back so that I can get the weight back off. I've already got my spring cleaning done during the colder weather, so that ... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 21:11:14 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6079088 Finally got someone to plow out the driveway today. Had a guy show up this morning to do it on his way to Petersburg from VA Beach. LOL He was foolish enough to think that we had the same amount of snow here as they had at the beach. They have 4 inches.....we have 15 inches plus we had snow plows piling it on at the end of our driveway. He only brought a riding lawn mower with a blade on front. Needless to say he left with his tail ducked between his legs and his head bowed down because ... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:00:29 EST Snow yet again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6077668 We're actually getting to see blue skies and the sun today after receiving a good foot of snow. To bad that can't cure the idiotic drivers that are out there. I live on a main road so I don't have to go out anywhere to see the stupidity of drivers. It's only 9 n the morning and I've already seen one idiot make an illegal U turn over double yellow lines in the weather that we are having. Too bad law enforcement won't enforce the laws that we have on the books, never will understand why the... Sun, 24 Jan 2016 09:14:56 EST Snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6077344 If anybody would like some snow you are more then welcome to what I have. A good foot of snow at least has fallen since yesterday morning. I live on a main road and we are lucky to see one car go by an hour. The area is on lockdown....even the snow plows aren't out anymore because they can't keep up. Sat, 23 Jan 2016 20:27:11 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6062485 Am not starting out the year like I'd like due to not being used to the freezing temps outside. Am trying to get in what I can and with the extra time I'm trying to get my spring cleaning done so that I won't have to do that when the weather gets warm enough to walk. Am basically sorting through everything in the house from top to bottom, front to back and side to side. We've been planning another yard sale in the spring so am pulling stuff for that and putting it in the garage. Am hoping... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 20:29:15 EST Happy 2016 everybody! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6057334 Hopefully this year will be a better year by far then 2015 was. 2015 was not a good year here at all. I gained a good portion of my weight back due to a knee injury and plantar facitis. My husband's truck died and we've been trying to save up for a new truck for him, would've been nice if his boss had the balls to pay hubby what he owes him but the truth of the matter is he's too cheap on everybody except for himself. I'm hoping I can get back to walking here soon so that I can get my hea... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 20:06:57 EST Happy Thanksgiving a day early!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6037895 Happy thanksgiving to those who celebrate it!! <BR> <BR> Me, I'm not doing anything special tomorrow. Hubby and I will spend it at home since my sister is coming to town to cook my parents their turkey and then she'll go home. If you haven't guessed my sister and I don't get along. Not my fault, it's all on her end so there's nothing I can do about it except avoid the situation whenever possible. So that's what I'll be doing tomorrow. Hubby is in total agreement with me. He's the type ... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 21:25:52 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6028949 Well hubby's truck died this week and it's beyond repairable. Mind you it's 29 years old, didn't pass inspection due to the frame being rusted out but that's not why it died. It died because the fuel pump needs to be replaced yet they can't take the gas tank off due to the frame being rusted out. This truck is a small truck that rides low to the ground like a car or a conversion van. So we are down to one vehicle that he can't take to work because his work is what causes the frames of low... Sun, 8 Nov 2015 21:39:17 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020314 Am having to re-train myself to exercise after getting over my injuries. I've really gotten out of shape in a bad way so am having to re-lose a lot of the weight that I had lost before and put back on due to injury. Keep me in your prayers. I'm going to try and not let this set back get me down and try to push forward. Sat, 24 Oct 2015 10:06:01 EST Update on my hip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016872 Resting my hip has really helped a lot. There is little to no pain in it now and I can function properly, although I am still taking it easy with it for fear of doing damage to it. <BR> <BR> On a lighter note, My husband and I went out to eat last night as an early celebration of our 24th anniversary on monday. Little did we know one of the local high schools was having their homecoming and so there were quite a few couples at the restaurant. Well obviously their chef wasn't experienced ... Sun, 18 Oct 2015 07:59:42 EST Prayers please!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014912 I seem to have another stress fracture in my right hip. Last time I had this was back in 2009 at which time I put on 80 pounds afterwards reaching my maximum weight of 262 pounds. I don't want to do that this time. At this time any movement is pretty much too difficult to do. I'm sure the knee injury and the plantar faciitis have led to this and am really getting into a depressed state with all that's going on both physically and financially. I don't have health insurance so going to the... Wed, 14 Oct 2015 12:01:40 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011121 I know, I know I haven't written a blog in a while!! Not much to write about when one is trying to recover from a knee injury and plantar faciitis and most recently haven't been feeling well. <BR> <BR> I was finally able to get out to mow the backyard today after all of the rain we got coming off of hurricane Joaquin. Didn't think I was going to be able to get much done but ended up getting it about half way done. Very motivating!! Will finish off the backyard tomorrow and may do the f... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 16:44:43 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997697 With yesterday being such a beautiful day weather wise, I would've liked to have gotten in more walking but the plantar faciitis in my right foot I simply wasn't able to. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 4.2 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 474 Tue, 15 Sep 2015 06:34:05 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997696 With yesterday being such a beautiful day weather wise, I would've liked to have gotten in more walking but the plantar faciitis in my right foot I simply wasn't able to. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 4.2 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 474 Tue, 15 Sep 2015 06:34:02 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996220 Sorry I haven't blogged lately. Have been trying to get over a headache, lightheadedness and plantar faciitis. Have pretty much gotten over the first 2 but not the third. Am still trying to get in my exercising and logging while eating healthy. I'm thinking my body was needing more carbs because the day after I ate a baked russet potato the headache was gone and hasn't returned although it threatened today. Sat, 12 Sep 2015 20:23:18 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5991722 Finally getting around to doing my blog for today of which usually covers the exercises that I did yesterday. So here it goes <BR> <BR> 2.5 miles walked <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> <BR> total burned: 398 <BR> <BR> Received a card today in my mailbox. Didn't come through the mail, it just had my first name on it and was signed by a woman by the name of Kathleen. LOL Am trying to figure out who she is. I know sounds weird but a lot of the people that live in the neighborhood that I... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 21:25:39 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5990069 Yet another day of high heat and humidity, a type day that one feels like they are getting overheated within 15 minutes. Tried to get in what I could. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 25 minutes mowing w/push mower <BR> 1.5 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 431 Thu, 3 Sep 2015 06:59:04 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989374 Would've liked to have finished mowing the backyard yesterday but the heat and humidity got to me, so I'll finish up today what I didn't get done yesterday. Am glad I was able to get so much done on monday. Did get a chair refurbished yesterday though. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 55 minutes mowing w/push mower <BR> <BR> Total burned: 418 Wed, 2 Sep 2015 07:34:39 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988566 Had a decent day of caloric burn despite my knee and heel still bothering me. Hope to finish mowing the yard today while getting some other things accomplished around the house. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 1 mile walked <BR> 110 minutes mowing w/push mower <BR> <BR> total burned; 713 Tue, 1 Sep 2015 06:43:21 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5987846 At least it was cool enough to get a walk in yesterday morning before going over to my parents. My knee and heel were sore for the rest of the day though. Anybody got any ideas on what I can do to get rid of plantar facitis (sp). <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 2.5 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 364 Mon, 31 Aug 2015 06:49:28 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5987213 Got some exercise in yesterday before going over to my parents. Was able to take my time going over to my parents since my sister was in town. I hate it when she's in town because her and her husband think they are perfect and therefore better then everybody else. Get the idea that she doesn't care about anybody but herself? You got that right!! A total spoiled brat!! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 2 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 323 <B... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 06:48:42 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984981 I will be glad when I can get my knee injury and my heel injury worked through enough to be able to actually do some major walking. As it is now I pay for a day or so after a long walk. Although my knee is mostly better my heel isn't. I'm trying to figure out what calisthenic exercises I can do to get my heel better. In the meantime I am getting some things accomplished around the house. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 3.5 miles walked <BR> <BR>... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 08:10:48 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982455 Had a pretty good day exercise wise until my left knee and my right foot started acting up. Will be glad when I can get over these 2 problems. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 3.5 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 426 Sat, 22 Aug 2015 06:22:07 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5981304 Another day way too muggy to do much outside. Will be so glad when fall gets here. Thank goodness I do have some things to work on in the meantime, unfortunately they aren't calorie burners. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 1 mile walked <BR> 25 minutes raking <BR> <BR> total burned: 347 Thu, 20 Aug 2015 06:49:22 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980686 Would've liked to have gotten in more yesterday...just way too muggy. Unfortunately was home when one of the nasty neighbors came over looking for something about us to spread as gossip. He tried to insinuate that we have a flea problem......little did he realize he was admitting to them having a flea problem. Better that a germaphobe have the problem then me.... that's my policy. <BR> <BR> Nice birthday present from the neighbor huh? Afterall today is my birthday. <BR> <BR> Yesterday... Wed, 19 Aug 2015 07:15:17 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5980024 Hopefully I can get back to a regular exercise routine here soon. I'm more then anxious to do so. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 53 minutes mowing <BR> 1 mile walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 475 Tue, 18 Aug 2015 06:55:31 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5979343 Had a little better day yesterday, typical weekend day. Let's hope the weekdays will be better. At least hubby got some of the backyard mowed for me over the weekend. I've been trying to get him to realize how full my plate is and how everybody keeps throwing stuff on my already overflowing plate no matter how much I tell them "no!" He's been convinced that he hasn't been putting stuff on my plate but I keep proving to him that that's exactly what he's doing. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn b... Mon, 17 Aug 2015 06:16:49 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978778 I knew yesterday wasn't going to be a good day for exercise with having to go to the spinning guild meeting, but didn't plan on hubby not getting any mowing done until I got home rendering my mowing time non existent. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 1 mile walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 254 Sun, 16 Aug 2015 07:55:39 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978777 I knew yesterday wasn't going to be a good day for exercise with having to go to the spinning guild meeting, but didn't plan on hubby not getting any mowing done until I got home rendering my mowing time non existent. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 1 mile walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 254 Sun, 16 Aug 2015 07:55:39 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978210 I hate the day before a spinning guild meeting when I'm at the point that I'm having to get yarn off the wheel to get set up to spin something new. That's what I was doing yesterday and everything I had planned to do got put aside. Even had a few extra errands thrown in that helped mess everything up. Gotta try and get some things finished up this morning before the guild meeting and then finish mowing when I get home from the guild meeting. Talk about a plate being too full! <BR> <BR> Y... Sat, 15 Aug 2015 06:29:18 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5977672 Got about half the backyard done yesterday. Will do more today. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 125 minutes mowing w/push mower <BR> <BR> total burned: 711 Fri, 14 Aug 2015 06:55:29 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5977057 Having to take the car in to get inspected yesterday definitely didn't promote a good day for exercise, but at least I won't need to worry about that for another year. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 68 minutes mowing w/push mower <BR> 3/10ths of a mile walked <BR> 10 minutes raking <BR> 15 minutes cleaning up yard debris <BR> <BR> total burned: 608 Thu, 13 Aug 2015 07:46:39 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5976422 Didn't get any walks in yesterday due to opting to get things done around the house. Gotta somehow get caught up on things. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 57 minutes mowing <BR> 25 minutes yard cleanup <BR> <BR> total burned: 531 Wed, 12 Aug 2015 06:51:27 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5975754 Had a little better day yesterday. Will take a while to build my mileage back up due to the pain in my heel but hopefully by fall!! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 3.35 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 423 Tue, 11 Aug 2015 06:53:12 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5975085 Not much of an exercise day yesterday with having to take care of my mom. Did try and use it as a therapy day for the heel of my right foot. Am also trying to retrain myself to walk. Have figured out that my heel is hurting due to overcompensating for my left knee. That's why I'm trying to retrain myself to walk as in taking longer steps instead of short choppy steps. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> <BR> total burned: 188 Mon, 10 Aug 2015 07:01:47 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974044 Ended up taking more of a rest day then I would've liked yesterday since my knee and heel were hurting. They really didn't like the fact that I did the hills the day before. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 1 mile walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 254 Sat, 8 Aug 2015 07:47:01 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973521 Was hoping to get more walks in then I did yesterday but ended up doing myself in on the first walk by doing some hills. My knee let me know it didn't like it. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 4 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 452 Fri, 7 Aug 2015 06:39:22 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972968 Got in what I could on yet another hot day, at least it wasn't quite as humid. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 2.5 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 414 Thu, 6 Aug 2015 06:42:14 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5971810 Am counting down the weeks until cooler, less humid days. Got in what I could yesterday. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 1 mile walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 254 Tue, 4 Aug 2015 06:31:33 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5971199 Am glad yet another weekend of low activity due to taking care of my mom is over with. Hopefully this week will cool down enough for me to be able to walk. Got some new tennis shoes over the weekend and hopefully I can get those broken in enough to do some walking. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> <BR> total burned: 188 Mon, 3 Aug 2015 06:52:57 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970624 Typical saturday having to go over to my mom's. Got in what I could. At least I did get some new tennis shoes yesterday, so let's hope those help my feet. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 2 miles walked <BR> <BR> total burned: 320 Sun, 2 Aug 2015 07:37:56 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969583 I tried getting motivated yesterday and got blasted back into the house by the heat and humidity. Darn it!! <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 1.7 miles walked <BR> <BR> Total burned: 310 <BR> Fri, 31 Jul 2015 06:53:14 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969015 Am really having problems with motivation this week, a lot of it has to do with the heat and humidity. So if anybody sees my motivation on the side of the road can you please return it? <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 1 mile walked <BR> 63 minutes heavy cleaning (picking up branches) <BR> <BR> total burned: 422 Thu, 30 Jul 2015 05:53:29 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968402 Was too hot yesterday for any walks of much length, but had plenty to do around the house after monday nights storm. A lot of limbs down. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 1 mile walked <BR> 76 minutes heavy cleaning <BR> <BR> total burned: 572 Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:58:06 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967803 Will be so glad when summer is over so the heat and humidity will be subsiding. Had to force myself out yesterday, lacked motivation in a bad way. But got the mowing done and after the storm we had during the evening last night I'm glad I got the mowing done because we've got a lot of branches down and have to do yard cleanup now. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 1/4 mile walked <BR> 65 minutes mowing w/push mower <BR> <BR> total burned: 483 Tue, 28 Jul 2015 06:57:54 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967232 Tried to make the best of yesterday with having to go over and take care of my mom. Didn't get any walks in but opted to do mowing instead, knowing it was going to rain today. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 57 minutes mowing w/push mower <BR> <BR> total burned: 489 <BR> <BR> I still can't get over what my dad said to me yesterday. Am shaking it off but still. He's been on my case for years about not trusting people (but that's because I don't t... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 06:41:34 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966733 Would've liked to have gotten in more yesterday, but had to go to a family get together (inlaws). Tried to make the best of my eating habits while there. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 1 mile walked <BR> 10 minutes mowing w/push mower <BR> <BR> total burned: 296 Sun, 26 Jul 2015 07:38:30 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966279 Had a really good day yesterday despite not getting in much walking. Lacked motivation but forced myself to get moving. <BR> <BR> Yesterday's burn below: <BR> <BR> 45 minutes calisthenics <BR> 1 mile walked <BR> 135 minutes mowing w/push mower <BR> <BR> total burned: 797 Sat, 25 Jul 2015 05:23:18 EST