TYMBERWOLFE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TYMBERWOLFE TYMBERWOLFE'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/ Don't take yourself so serious! But... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6132676 This is the day to have fun with others and fun with ourselves. <em>20</em> Sometimes we take ourselves to seriously and that's when self judgment comes in. Within the right proportion, self judgment can be a good thing. It keeps us in line and on task. But when taken too far its a destructive force. The worse you feel about yourself the easier it is to give up and give in. <em>220</em> Give yourself a break and a chance to change up...oops this didn't work so what should I try next. <... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 15:26:52 EST Thoughts of Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6124441 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c60b8c31-a7db-435f-8788-1a70e8cde3a1.png"> Well it's been awhile since I blogged. Last week was a rough week for getting those workouts in because I was busy but my eating habits were fine. I am joining the Spring 5% challenge and I am so excited about it! I hope everyone reading this follows the link from my page and joins the challenge! It's pure motivation to do that exercise and follow that diet plan in order to meet that challenge of lo... Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:07:44 EST Busy but Busting---out that exercise! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6111287 I have been busy this weekend with finals looming, homework for an extra class due, job hunt and networking, as well as my volunteer work as Coordinator for a Sustainability group I have been so busy this week. <em>198</em> Still I have exercised every day and maintained my diet. I can't say it has been easy but I am doing it. I have been working all morning on my final project due for school on Monday. <em>149</em> Although it would have been easy to blow off my workout because of my a... Fri, 4 Mar 2016 16:23:13 EST Weight loss, gardening, and Spring Cleaning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6106124 Well, it's that time of year again! Spring cleaning. <em>377</em> My partner and I are starting this weekend! Our target areas today...the livingroom and kitchen! Tomorrow it's the bedroom! I can't wait. <em>137</em> I love this time of year. We have our garden planned. Our Winter sowing will bring forth our new seedlings <em>378</em> and we will have our house cleaned out by the time it comes to build our raised beds. <BR> <BR> Finals are next Monday and then it's time for Spring... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 13:55:20 EST Blissful Ignorance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6104660 Today I am full of life. I ate a good breakfast and slept well. I am looking forward to an excellent workout. I don't think one should underestimate the power of a good nights rest. Even though I have a scary medical test today I am enjoying life in the moment despite what the results of the test may hold. Perhaps I am living in blissful ignorance but I wouldn't have it any other way. <em>434</em> <em>532</em> May peace be to you all! Thu, 25 Feb 2016 13:20:04 EST Dedication http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6100672 When thinking about what to blog today I kept hearing the word dedication in my head (yes apparently I hear things...we won't go into that). <em>40</em> I recently have been frustrated with myself that I lost all the progress I had made from the Summer through October and I am basically starting over. <em>249</em> As you will note from my previous blogs my partner had heart surgery and I was there day and night for her. When she got home from a 3 week stint in the hospital I helped her ... Sat, 20 Feb 2016 16:33:27 EST Brand New Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6067681 I have been doing great in the diet department...until yesterday when we went out with our daughter. I had a complete cheat day. I ate fish and chips and then went to the movies where I had my favorite, a large popcorn and some M&Ms. <em>486</em> <em>477</em> But today is a new day and I shall waist no time holding onto the past. It's a brand new day full of new hope to fulfill my new years resolutions (getting fit, getting organized, and becoming financially stable). <em>56</em> To... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 13:45:13 EST My New Year... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6060070 My New Year started today <em>409</em> ...I find it is always good to start on a Monday. As I have talked about before I have fibromyalgia so beginning again after 3 months of caring for my partner isn't quite as easy as jumping in where I left off. I woke up stiff and hurting but I promised myself I would start my exercise today. So I did it...10 minutes of yoga.To some a disappointment but to me it was a success <em>104</em> . A way to keep a promise to myself, the first steps of this ... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 13:33:38 EST Never Quit Pledge (pass it on) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6057018 I copied this from CGPS1795 today who copied this from CERIUSLY, who re-bloged it from: JAZZER's blog today. She re-blogged it from June 30 2012, when she got it from BBONET who got it from Musolf6, who got it from... <BR> <BR> Saturday, June 30, 2012 <BR> Taken from BBonet's blog <BR> <BR> Please respond that you want your name added to the bottom of the list. <BR> <BR> Never Quit Pledge <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and do... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 13:34:16 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6054739 Well, now that my partner is on the mend from open heart surgery <em>247</em> , her and I are ready to start the new year with a bang! With her new lease on life and a heart that pumps strong enough she can get things done, we have decided to live life more fully than ever before. We made Christmas a special one and plan on going out to celebrate 2016 (something we haven't done in years). <em>409</em> With our health even more of a focus we will be eating even more healthy than ever be... Tue, 29 Dec 2015 14:09:12 EST Thankful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6029011 This Thanksgiving I have so much to be thankful for. More specifically my partner who recently had a quadruple bypass. It started with chest pains 3 weeks ago and it is surreal to me that we found out she needed open heart surgery. It has been a rough road but we are through the worst of it now. I am thankful she is through the surgery and that we had so many people supporting us with prayers and good energy. Even though she can only walk 5 minutes at a time right now we plan on doing the Hea... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 00:04:43 EST October http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007913 I haven't blogged in awhile. I have been pretty busy. Recently I have been sick but leading up to that I have been working out pretty steady. I am still sticking closely to the nutritious diet plan I am on. I lost 15 pounds <em>192</em> leading up to the most recent 5% Fall challenge I joined. I was well on my way until this darn chest cold took hold. At least I am eating right. <em>550</em> We'll see what tomorrow's weigh-in holds. I have not been able to breath to do any cardio to spe... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 09:23:25 EST Vacation so far... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982492 Well I am on my vacation. My mother loves with food. She bought me healthy food but I did give in on the birthday cake. When I got to my sisters late yesterday evening I didn't have the chance to buy my food yet so it was fries for me but today we are going walking so it's back on track! Have a great Saturday y'all Sat, 22 Aug 2015 08:07:54 EST Giving it all... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978038 As I was struggling to get through a difficult workout today the thought came to me, “you get out of it what you put into it!” <em>185</em> I then stepped up my game and pushed my muscles to exhaustion. It was exhilarating! Afterwards, I thought about that moment and how that’s what life is all about. You get out what you put in. <em>248</em> Whether it’s putting my all into my homework, giving fully of myself to my family, pushing myself in my workouts, eating the right foods... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 19:43:17 EST Motivation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5977339 The other day my partner and I got some bad news at the doctor's office. We both spent a majority of the next day worrying about what is about to happen next. But then made the decision to think positive and use visualization for a positive outcome. It has really helped calm our nerves. <em>220</em> <em>26</em> <BR> It got me thinking. After reading "The Power," by Rhonda Byrne, a book about the power of loving and being thankful I started applying these things to my life and what a ch... Thu, 13 Aug 2015 15:13:09 EST Busy but thankful... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5974211 Well I just finished my third week of Insanity and I am really excited! I can feel both my cardio and strength are up! <em>182</em> Now I sit here with my presentation and my internet work looming. Tomorrow is my presentation. I have already been working on it but today I really have to work on it to make sure I have it down. My internet work consists of commenting on the reading I finished this week and my response to my peers. <em>149</em> I have class all day tomorrow which always dr... Sat, 8 Aug 2015 14:20:46 EST Clothing... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973732 I have been thinking a lot about my goal of 35lb. by Christmas. <em>192</em> Especially since I plan on doing P90x After Insanity. These workout plans create a lot of muscle...which weighs more. I think instead I will focus on losing at least 3 pant sizes. Of course I will also do my regular weigh-ins but I don't think I will worry about weight as much. <em>225</em> This leads me to clothes. In the past I have kept them, just in case. But, this time I think I will do it a bit different... Fri, 7 Aug 2015 13:51:05 EST What do you do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973261 Okay, another cup of green tea...need a little wake-up juice! <em>40</em> After workout, errands, Dr. appointment, yard work...it's time to edit the paper I finished yesterday! It's due this evening so I need a little caffeine to pull me through <em>20</em> . I did most of my assigned reading this morning but I still need to do this one more thing! Oh, and do a few things with my container garden this evening when the sun starts setting. <em>434</em> I had a Spark friend tell me that ... Thu, 6 Aug 2015 17:24:49 EST Your Fullest Potential! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972728 As I sit here with my green tea <em>469</em> proud of the fact that I just finished the largest paper due this quarter I can feel my muscles both ache and feel stronger from the workout this morning. I am a believer in the saying that pain let's you know you are alive so let it come! Don't get me wrong fibromyalgia is nothing to sneeze at and I am doing a pretty hard core program, Insanity by Beach Body. <em>198</em> But to me my sore muscles and the resulting burn and exhaustion of ... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 17:39:28 EST Be Grateful for Today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972065 I meditate after I workout. <em>414</em> I find visualization really helps me to reach my goals. Each time I meditate I focus on love and gratitude for what I have and the things coming to me. It's about staying in the mindset of appreciation for each new day. <em>67</em> After the things I have been through I appreciate each day I have been given. I know a good job is coming to me and we will not have to pinch pennies every day. I know my pain levels will reduce the more I exercise and... Tue, 4 Aug 2015 14:41:21 EST If I can do it...you can do it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5971614 So I woke up ready to go this morning. <em>67</em> I ate a good breakfast, took the Insanity Fit Test and drank a shake before going to an important meeting. I am glad that is out of the way! I then sat down and completed a task that has been weighing on me for two weeks! Way to procrastinate, eh? <em>29</em> I have been looking for some Spark buddies to keep me motivated in my fitness goals. I feel like I am on a roll but it never hurts to have a bunch of support! <BR> <BR> With my f... Mon, 3 Aug 2015 20:08:16 EST My Mind is Wandering Today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970942 So today is the day I recharge my batteries. My day off from my Insanity workouts. I just finished week 2 and lost 2 lb. this week. <em>224</em> If I can continue at this rate I will easily reach my goal of losing 35lb by Christmas <em>446</em> . It' hard for me to take a day off because in the back of my mind I am losing progress when in reality it is really helping my body prepare for a heavy week to come. <em>102</em> <BR> For now my mini goal is to lose 4 more lb. before I leave ... Sun, 2 Aug 2015 17:50:02 EST A little at a time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969865 My partner and I drove up to her parent's house today. We are taking care of their house while they are away. I look around and EVERYTHING is perfect. <em>436</em> Clean house, perfect yard...you name it. Her Mom is 72 and her dad is almost 90 yet they keep this place immaculate and they have a busy social life. I once asked her dad how they do it and he said, "a little at a time." I realized that it is important to remember that there are times when you can't take on a whole task at once ... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 17:15:59 EST What's on Your To-Do List? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5969336 It's HOT <em>67</em> <em>259</em> today but somehow I have worked out, cleaned house, made important phone calls, attended a meeting crucial to my masters thesis, and I am now here blogging when I would really like to eat ice cream <em>76</em> and take a nap under the fan. I do have important homework to do and I am still on the job hunt so napping isn't on my to-do list. <em>52</em> I woke up at 6:30am ready to go despite the fact that I could not get to sleep until midnight (thu... Thu, 30 Jul 2015 18:06:22 EST Keep Pluggin' Along... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5968628 So here I am...on a 10 day streak. I am proud of that. I have worked very hard to keep up the nutrition and exercise. I am finally getting to the point that I don't have to put all my focus on that. There are other priorities in my life that I need to manage. So, yesterday I made a list <em>387</em> and included some little things that could be accomplished quickly along with some big things that were very important (the little things helped me feel successful <em>41</em> <em>41</em> ... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 12:41:20 EST New Outlook http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5967481 Many might say I have been here before, starting over yet again. I have been through a lot in the last few years all while battling my health. Since my last entry I have chosen the vegan lifestyle. <em>551</em> I went from 215 to 193 in about 6 month time just by sticking to my vegetarian diet and working a physical job. <em>198</em> The last time I blogged was just before I started back to work after years as a full time student. I was unable to continue working out with my fibromyalgi... Mon, 27 Jul 2015 15:06:17 EST Christmas Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759221 So I will be spending Christmas <em>446</em> at my in-law's house as usual. I usually hate how my pictures look every year, mostly because of me hip size which is way out of proportion compared to the rest of my body. I'll admit it, this year I especially feel challenged because my brother in-law and his family will be there this year and they are all the picture of health. My goal is to lose at least 30-35 pounds <em>192</em> by Christmas. That is about 2 pounds a week although if I co... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 21:42:51 EST Stress and fitness plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677018 Here I am at week 5. Those of you that have been following my blog know that I have been working hard on my fitness on a holistic level <em>414</em> . last week went great with my workouts. I did 2 hours of heavy yard work <em>376</em> Saturday in the place of a workout but had pizza when my daughter's friends were over. Yesterday I had sweet potato bites. The problem there is that I didn't have any healthy food in the house. <em>551</em> Part of it was money but the other part was ti... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:22:25 EST Honesty is the Best Medicine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672746 I believe that in order for any workout plan to work in a place like Spark is to be honest about progress. The yard work I did last week did throw my workouts off, left room for cravings, thus my supplement regimen <em>91</em> . Monday fit test, Tuesday yard work, Wednesday yard work, and some work on Thursday. Friday and Saturday terrible cravings and no exercise (Sunday I was in class all day). <em>150</em> <BR> To me, cravings mean I am not getting something in my diet. I am going t... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 11:01:44 EST Determination Despite Fibromyalgia Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668216 I am still hanging in there. Saturday I made the difficult decision of not working out because I was going to my daughter's college orientation, a day long stressful undertaking (albeit joyful as well). The long day sitting and running from one important info session to another, taking care of the right paperwork, etc, can be hard on the fibromyalgia. <BR> <BR> Sunday was my usual day off from working out so Monday it was hard to return. Monday was my fit test and I showed marked improvemen... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 12:06:33 EST Week 2...Focus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662543 I started week 2 with a strong Insanity workout. then a monthly fibro flare up hit. So, yesterday I went easy with Tony Horton's 10 minute cardio, next, a mile walking video and finished with 10 minute yoga. It all felt good even though my flare up was a bit nasty in all it's little ways even psychologically. I made sure to really focus on nutrition yesterday. Today it has actually surprised me and eased up. Sooo, I am going back to the Insanity work out today. Who knows what will happen with... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 10:57:16 EST Finished Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659374 Well I finished week 1 of Beach Body's Insanity. I modified a day and I am drinking plenty of water and getting good sleep. I am taking a multi vitamin, B complex, and ostiofelx (for my knees) in the morning. I am taking magnesium, 5 HTP, and vitamin D at night. I was addicted to Red Bull before all this so I switched to green tea this week to replace the caffeine I had in the afternoon. I started putting cinnamon and flax meal on my oatmeal in the morning. Cinnamon is a great anti-inflammato... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 14:27:05 EST Modification http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657943 So today I modified my exercise because I was having an issue with my arm. It's an old injury that I have to keep from re-injuring. So today I did Tony Horton's 10 minute cardio and a walking video that I mostly jogged through. The workout felt good. I stayed within my calories yesterday and went to bed early. I realized I started my period this morning with no warning. The thing is that I usually have terrible flare-ups during this time. Knock on wood maybe I can avoid it this month. I am in... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 16:06:33 EST Experimenting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656968 It has been difficult to stay on a Vegan diet with my food allergies AND expensive. I am going to focus more on anti-inflammatory foods and started taking 5-HTP and Magnesium. I am exercising more aggressively and although that is a no-no in the fibro world I was bored to death and saw very little change in my weight. Exercise should be fun not monotonous. I will give myself rest days as needed and I am getting more sleep and drinking more water. I want to start taking an anti-inflammatory b... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:31:49 EST Fibromyalgia: my motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631593 It is no secret that I struggle with fibromyalgia and that it has greatly impacted my life. Recently I have noticed my pain levels have been raising and my dependance on pain medication has risen. Although I do not take narcotics it concerns me that my need for pain relief has grown substantially over the last few months. I decided to try something new. I am a vegetarian but do not always eat the best. Some of this is because of money but it is also lack of discipline. My weight has increased... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 12:26:10 EST I am back to Spark my Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625640 I have been ill for a while but I am back. Fibromyalgia will not get the best of me! I have been eating vegetarian but I am thinking about going vegan for ethical and health reasons. I am looking forward to starting my garden and I found a group that trades heirloom seeds so that makes me happy! My cats are doing great. I am still looking for a job but just got involved in an environmental group because I wanted to pursue my passions while making a difference. It would be nice to have an inco... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 15:21:02 EST Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392165 I started Insanity again. I am pretty out of shape so my initial fitness test was not good. I finally got over the nasty nerve injury I got a few months ago. I have been working back up to this by staying active. I went back to school to get a masters certificate after and unfortunate situation with an employer who refused to pay me AT ALL and after 3 months I finally quit. I have been battling depression along with my fibro pain. Anybody who suffers from those ailments can tell you it is ver... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:43:55 EST Back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392164 I started Insanity again. I am pretty out of shape so my initial fitness test was not good. I finally got over the nasty nerve injury I got a few months ago. I have been working back up to this by staying active. I went back to school to get a masters certificate after and unfortunate situation with an employer who refused to pay me AT ALL and after 3 months I finally quit. I have been battling depression along with my fibro pain. Anybody who suffers from those ailments can tell you it is ver... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 14:43:51 EST Time Audit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5195068 Do you know how your life seems so busy that you do not know how you will fit in another thing? Then all of the sudden something new gets thrown on your plate and you manage to make that part of your every day routine as well. I was talking to my boss who said once he did some independent consulting in Spain. He said that he was amazed at how few hours they worked as compared to Americans. What was amazing is that they got much more work done. He said they spent their time putting a concerte... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 13:16:15 EST POLAR BEAR PLUNGE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5182871 So for years I have wanted to do the polar bear plunge. For those of you who don't know what that is...people wear swimsuits in the winter cold and plunge into the water together. In my case I will be plunging into the ice cold Puget Sound with tons of other hardy (crazy) souls. What a way to start the New Year...doing something I have always wanted to be brave enough to do!...what have you always wanted to do but you have put it off...will this be the year? <BR> Mon, 31 Dec 2012 21:47:22 EST Self Discipline (Plus Quote) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4986300 "Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that's real power." <BR> ~Clint Eastwood <BR> <BR> <BR> I have been reading up on self discipline lately (I will get to an interesting website I found in a minute). I have been away from Spark for awhile (a few weeks but it's been even longer since I blogged). I started Insanity 3 weeks ago and had a really bad fibro flare-up. I had a to take a few days off because the... Wed, 25 Jul 2012 12:13:01 EST Up Early and Daily Quote! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4936133 I woke up at 5 am this morning. Weird because I stayed up until almost 1 am reading a book (I know, naughty me but hey it only happens once in awhile)I think it's because my body knew it would be sunny and I was excited about working outside, woo hoo! I am getting ready to work out and then I will have a shake and head outside! I am working Abs (yuck), Lower body, and doing Cardio today. Only a week left of the 10 minute trainers (I do 3 a day) then I move on to Insanity! <BR> <BR> Yesterda... Thu, 21 Jun 2012 11:28:06 EST Birthday diet, LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4930280 Yesterday was my daughter's 16th birthday party and a friend's baby shower. I did not over eat but I pretty much ate junk! 2 fried chicken wings (at the baby shower), a piece of pizza and a piece of cake (at my daughter's party). It did not help that I spent most of my day driving a car full of teenagers around...picked them up from their homes (one lives an hour away) then to the water park. I then drove to a baby shower and then picked the kids up from the water park, to home for the party,... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 15:43:46 EST Dinner you'll not get the best of me...UGH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4927772 Last night I ate over 900 calories for dinner!!! All healthy and I stayed within the right calorie range but I am feeling rotten that half my calories were eaten at dinner! UGH! I have tried many strategies but none have worked yet...I get very hungry after dinner if I don't eat at least 600 calories but dang I do not want to eat all that in the evening. The night before I ate around 600 and then felt guilty so I started doing house work and was wound up before bed so I read 25 pages of my b... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 12:53:42 EST Update from Yesterday and a quote http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4924895 So I accomplished every thing from yesterday except going to the farmer's market because my partner needed to run some errands of her own. I even drank 8 glasses of water and ate a little less at dinner time. <BR> <BR> Today we can go to the vegetable stand or the local food Co-Op together after we go to the orthopedic surgeon for her knee. She has a torn meniscus. She has not slept well in weeks because of the pain I am SO glad she can finally see the surgeon. I just worry about her unde... Wed, 13 Jun 2012 13:26:46 EST To Do...(writing this so I feel more responsible to get it done!) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4923423 I know if I write this I know that I will feel like I must finish the list. I will report back! <BR> <BR> Here is my nutritional goal for the day. I am really having a hard time drinking enough water. I am not drinking soda pop or other unhealthy drinks I just don't drink enough in general (an average of 5 a day). Today 8 glasses of water!!! <BR> <BR> I am also eating too many calories at dinner. They are healthy foods but way too much for the evening time. My total calories for the day are... Tue, 12 Jun 2012 14:07:32 EST Do you ever have a hard time deciding on a title for your blog? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4921959 I stayed consistent with my work outs all weekend but I find they are happening later and later in the day. I got up early this morning to remedy that but I knew I could not exercise to early because I have to have recovery periods between my workouts. This is true for all but especially those of us with fibromyalgia. <BR> It's hard to keep myself from being so gung ho that I hurt myself. I am such a type A personality! <BR> <BR> I just worked out and I am planning on going outside to enjo... Mon, 11 Jun 2012 16:18:44 EST Great Article and My Weekly Rundown! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4919012 This week has had it's ups and downs. I worked out every day which feels good because I have lost weight and my pants are fitting just a little bit looser. I have been cleaning and organizing this week because I know once I get working again I will be happy I did. I already have an organizational system in place so that made it much easier than it would have been otherwise. <BR> <BR> I am catching up on correspondence and phone calls neglected because I was working so hard in school. I fini... Sat, 9 Jun 2012 14:23:28 EST Moving on... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4914052 Well I started exercising again and eating right. I went to the doctor today and was happy to tell him I had quit smoking several months ago. I got a lot done as far as errands but now it's time for the big job hunt... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 23:55:31 EST Consistency http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4908776 I was thinking about consistency the other day and reading about people who leave Spark and then come back to it. Some people may see them as inconsistent but y'know, on a positive note they are consistently coming back. They never give up. Life gets in the way sometimes or battles with food and physical or mental issues, but they keep coming back. <BR> <BR> I am not tutting my own horn here but I was getting down on myself for not being on Spark for a month and not being able to get that e... Sat, 2 Jun 2012 13:13:19 EST