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/ What can you do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6456548 What a week ups and downs. I started successful. Getting things done. Great workouts, it felt great. Then it all fell apart. My daughter called me in pain. She was at the hospital. Before I could get to her they sent her away but when I heard she was still in pain I made her return and I met her there. I became "Mama Wolf" and got them hopping! The doctor ordered a CT scan and a mother heard what she dreads to hear. They found a growth on her liver. They referred her to an oncologist. <em>... Sat, 27 Jan 2018 15:06:05 EST You are, I am http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6454722 Well another week has gone by. Seems I have to add some hours at work. At least I will get more exercise. I have a big Case Study due coming up. I just started writing a news letter for an environmental organization that really needs the help. <em>435</em> <BR> <BR> I am glad to get back to running. It feels good. I have been a little out of focus on school and I am just getting back to it. Unfortunately, it's back to work I go tomorrow. Here comes a week of heavy lifting. No problem car... Mon, 22 Jan 2018 17:09:53 EST The Walk and the Talk! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6451405 I haven't blogged in awhile. I have been busy with the move, unpacking and the holidays. Although we have been dedicated to unpacking we have been taking our time because we want our new apartment to be organized including labels. I love knowing exactly where to look for anything and waking up to a completely clean house every morning! We started using a 12 month organizing book. <em>249</em> It even teaches you how to organize your photos and finances. I am excited about how it breaks it ... Sun, 14 Jan 2018 13:44:06 EST Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6432850 Well we are almost ready for the big move, although, there is still much to be done we can see huge progress. I turned in the second assignment for my PhD work! Wish me luck it comes back alright. Somehow I need to figure out how to start the third assignment and get approved before the faculty leaves for December break! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I signed up for the Tofurkey Trot 5k! The training I have been able to work in through everything will have to do so here's to setting a goal and... Sun, 19 Nov 2017 14:32:19 EST Focus on Priorities! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6431350 Well, I am back from my trip. It was informational and inspirational. <em>104</em> I returned ready to get back to work both for school and the move. I am almost done with my second assignment. It was on pause for this move but I am going to try to at least finish a draft by the end of the week! Hopefully, I can fit it in because I really need to focus on the move! <em>436</em> <BR> <BR> We have packed many boxes and I went through all my files so that we didn't bring anything unneces... Tue, 14 Nov 2017 12:46:25 EST Challenge Accepted! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6425904 Life is a challenge and sometimes we need one! Well as usual it's been a busy week! Today I am going to the store to get some new pants! Mine are all bunched up and I have lost 2 sizes so I wouldn't look very professional. I am excited to do this! I lost a small amount of weight this but I am about half way to my 5% goal. I would love it if I could be at least lose 7 more pounds by Christmas. <em>446</em> So far I have resisted all but a little candy corn which I allow myself a few little ... Sat, 28 Oct 2017 14:35:22 EST Rain or Shine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6423631 Rain or fall we got this! <em>257</em> This week has been full of ups and downs. This week I only registered a small weight loss. It's okay, I didn't go as hard as I usually do so it's all relative. That's the down part, I didn't get near enough quality workout time. I say this because work is usually a big part of my workout plan and it's been really slow at work. So, I'm just going to have to make up for it somewhere else. I am sure I can go harder with my workouts knowing that I don't h... Sat, 21 Oct 2017 14:37:30 EST Making Time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6422401 I registered a weight loss, WOO HOO! <em>224</em> Maybe it's because of hard work on both jobs, packing and running. Maybe because my body just decided to cooperate this week (it has a mind of it's own sometimes). <BR> <BR> As I said we have a move in deadline, in the last week we focused on selling and boy did I meet a lot of people for that! We need to get back to packing! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> School is going really well. I have turned in the big assignment and finished 2 more. P... Tue, 17 Oct 2017 12:53:45 EST When the Day is Done... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6420092 Well, my weekend is over tomorrow. Back to my 10 hour workouts at the warehouse! <em>104</em> <em>85</em> Up at 4:30 and pushing it until 5. I just think about the 5% challenge and how it is helping! I worked at the haunted house all weekend. <em>431</em> I put out a lot from 7-11 there. Running back and forth in my assigned room. My job is to entertain so I give it my all! I was hurting from my fibromyalgia Sunday afternoon and how I wanted to call in! But I took some medication a... Tue, 10 Oct 2017 13:45:26 EST Better Than Yesterday!... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6419084 Well another weekend has begun. Today was weigh-in. <em>193</em> I was afraid I hadn't lost any weight during the 5% break so I didn't weigh until the start this morning. Low and behold I lost 3 pounds. I shouldn't be surprised I've been working pretty hard and I have mosting stayed away from junk barring my pumpkin spice lattes which are my nemesis. <em>469</em> <BR> <BR> The week has been busy. I worked so hard on homework and have so much more this weekend. <em>149</em> The haun... Sat, 7 Oct 2017 13:37:04 EST Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416990 What a week it has been! The haunted house is so fun to work at! <em>419</em> It's the best second job I have ever had. I finally finished my goal of finishing all the modules I had for homework by the first! Those things took forever! I would spend at least 2 hours a night after work to finish them. I am ready for today's webinar this afternoon. <em>387</em> Next thing I need to do is read a Law that has to do with research called the Belmont Report. It should be interesting but dry. T... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 15:49:57 EST Just Take The Next Step... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6415269 The next step, that's all we need to do! With work, all this homework, packing up the house and going through 50 years of stuff (it was my wife's grandpa's house before us), and training for a 5k It's easy to feel overwhelmed. <em>198</em> This weekend I finished cleaning out my laundry room so that is all sorted and pack! I have a million things to look through. I am running out of room to put boxes both stay and go! I have taken each room, in every nook and cranny and I have taken every... Tue, 26 Sep 2017 11:47:08 EST Eyes Up Shoulders Back... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6412542 I was thinking about how I watched a Ted Talk about how you hold yourself. If you walk around with your shoulder hunched and looking down at the ground you are sending a message to yourself and to the world that you are hiding you are. If you have your shoulders back and your eyes up you present to the world that you are confident in who you are but more importantly you send that message to yourself! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I have been striving to do this lately whether I am running, sit... Mon, 18 Sep 2017 14:51:09 EST Keep Going! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411821 Good Morning! <BR> <BR> I let myself sleep in until 8am this morning <em>102</em> . I needed it after a tough week! Thursday was the first day I went for a run after work! After a long hard day I wasn't sure I could do it but it was a rough day and I needed to run it off. I felt much better! <em>363</em> Wednesday after work I went to an environmental meeting critical to the city. It was on the 3th floor so I took the stairs. Felt a good burn in my legs! I was glad I went. When I got ... Sat, 16 Sep 2017 13:10:01 EST Getting Back To It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410453 I was up at 5am this morning. I was ready to go! Yesterday I ate well, went for a run, and accomplished a lot of homework. It really turned things around. I woke up ready. <em>128</em> First I wrote in my dream journal. I have pretty detailed dreams. <BR> <BR> I went straight to work on school items. I got my reading list for school....OMG!!! It's serious so I know I need to get on it. I wait to start. Some of it is research papers so at least it isn't ALL whole books. <em>149</em> I ... Tue, 12 Sep 2017 12:43:33 EST Let It Go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410008 This week has been busy. Monday was full of homework and Tuesday busy sorting through boxes of old papers, notebooks, etc. <em>149</em> Some of it was papers I wrote in the last 4 years of school, Ah, memories. It was easy to get caught up in them. I went to a friend's house and gave him my excess Halloween decorations. <em>431</em> He was so happy. I gave him all the stuff I use to decorate my yard. I won't have a yard because we will be living in an apartment I LET THEM GO! <em>542<... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 10:36:59 EST Let's do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407559 Well, it's Monday morning. A fresh start, right? The truth is any day or hour can be the first moment of your commitment or re-commitment to your health goals. <em>381</em> You aren't dieting but choosing a healthy way of eating that feeds your body. You aren't just exercising but bringing energy into your body so you can do the things you want! <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> I had a garage sale this weekend and it was A LOT of work! It was successful and I was able to get rid of so much whil... Mon, 4 Sep 2017 12:44:10 EST Day by Day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6404587 Day by Day I am getting stronger! But, man oh man have I struggled every day to make that happen! <BR> <BR> My daughter has moved out and that has been a relief. I am so proud of her and love her cute little apartment. <BR> <BR> My wife is still having health problems but we are taking it day by day. <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Where do I start on the rest? <BR> <BR> I increased my hours at work and although I am staying in amazing shape and I am saving up some money for a deposit on a new... Sun, 27 Aug 2017 15:05:20 EST Work Hard Play Hard. You Can do This! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6399362 Well, I started training for a 5k! <em>364</em> Total I have lost 40 pounds from my highest weight <em>9</em> (I've always wanted to use that icon). I finally feel like I can run again (run then walk for now). I always thought I couldn't because it hurt my arthritic knees. But with Osteo Bi-flex supplements and weight loss...not to mention the right shoes I can do it! I love it! <em>312</em> Plus working at the warehouse throwing boxes up to 75 pounds although exhausting contributes t... Sun, 13 Aug 2017 11:53:52 EST WOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6394718 I had a wonderful week at school. I am truly feeling positive about things to come! It was an exhausting class intensive with 10 hour days and I learned a lot! <em>149</em> The school fed us many meals and there were fruits, vegetables, and vegan food options. Of course there were those really tempting foods as well. <em>551</em> One day I ate baklava but that was the only "treat" I ate all week. After each day I went back to the hotel and worked out in the gym. <em>311</em> I ended... Tue, 1 Aug 2017 14:22:42 EST Nervous... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6387809 This week I did not register a weight loss to speak of. <em>192</em> I did stay on my diet plan but spent too much time sitting to study. This week will be different! I am upping my cardio. I am determined to register a loss. I really want to look good for Christmas pictures <em>446</em> this year! I appreciate each weight loss challenge that keeps me on track. <BR> <BR> It is going well with my daughter and boyfriend home for the Summer. They are both working a lot and I am proud of ... Sat, 15 Jul 2017 16:27:46 EST Focused on the Future http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382484 It has been awhile since I blogged. I have been dealing with a lot of issues since then. For one, I have been dealing with a back injury from work which has limited what I can do leading to a loss of fitness. <em>84</em> At least I only added 3 pounds from my last challenge. <BR> <BR> My wife had to get another stint put in her heart and we were told that most of the good that the quadruple bipass had accomplished is now mute. <em>26</em> It looks as though she needs more done and unt... Sun, 2 Jul 2017 16:15:09 EST Back Injury is NOT Spirit Injury! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6345619 Sooo, I hurt my back at work. It was not lifting believe it or not. It was a fall through a broken pallet while up in the air on a forklift. <em>282</em> So it has slowed me down. But not my spirit. <em>104</em> I am excited for the Spring Challenge! The last challenge my goal was of course the 5% goal but I hit nearly 10%. How exciting! I believe it was not only from good food but also the incredible exercise I do at work. <em>198</em> All that lifting for 8-10 hours a day burns som... Sat, 8 Apr 2017 15:03:04 EST Spring, the Perfect Season to Set New Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335321 So, Spring is right around the corner! I just got finished with the Winter challenge. I lost about 18 pounds (close to the 10% I was going for). I am so excited that I won the last A standing contest. That made me feel great as I have struggled on the last few challenges. <em>590</em> I am very excited about that! I continued this week and lost another pound. Right now I am doing the in between challenge to keep me going until the Spring Challenge (gotta keep that momentum going!) <BR> <... Sun, 19 Mar 2017 14:38:17 EST You Can Too! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321844 Well, I finally got a full weekend off. The whole weekend! Yesterday I tutored but then went for a nice walk with my wife/partner (whichever i choose to call her any given day. Spring weather is peaking in. <em>585</em> <BR> <BR> When I got home we tackled the bedroom. Our closet looks amazing! I am so impressed with us. The last couple weekends we haven't had much time to clean the bedroom and honestly we found a way to mess up what we cleaned up as our weeks are busy and y'know how easy... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 14:59:20 EST Busy weekend and major decisions... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315123 Well this weekend was busy. After I tutored on Saturday morning I came home and spent hours deep cleaning the house. <em>542</em> It looks amazing but I am still slowly tackling the bedroom! It's tough but it will be done by the end of February to stay on schedule with the book!. I have so many clothes to go through and files and papers to sort because it doubles as study space and half our office. <em>17</em> I worked on that this morning but I stopped to do something even more import... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 21:38:36 EST A Memorial Puts Things in Perspective http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311259 Well, it's been a long week. I worked a lot of overtime but I stuck to my diet, despite 2 days of my boss bringing in cakes and cookies. <em>495</em> I have lost about 11 pounds in the last 3 weeks so hopefully I will continue the trend <em>198</em> . Although, I know the more weight I lose the less per week it will become but I know how it works. <BR> <BR> Today I do my basic housework and continue on with the bedroom organization. According to my book I have a month to do this right ... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 15:01:26 EST Getting Organized in 2017 (my work so far) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300313 Well this past weekend we finished organizing the kitchen. As you can see we even labeled everything. I fixed things, hanged baskets, scrubbed everything...the list goes on but it looks great! The last thing I need to do is scrub the oven and little area rugs. I added pictures of the linen closet and our kitchen shelf so you can see the labels. The next room to organize in February is the bedroom. We have new curtains, pillows and a bedspread. I can't wait! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sp... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 22:51:19 EST Refusing to quit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6297011 Well, it's after the New Year and so much has happened. I found out I have heart disease which is pretty shocking at 42. <em>26</em> Me and my family also went through one crisis after another from June through the end of the year. Some of it is resolved and some has yet to be faced. But I refuse to be kept down! <em>386</em> <BR> <BR> Since my last challenge (which I ended up having to drop out of for medical issues) I have completely ballooned in weight. I am as unhealthy as ever an... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 22:06:23 EST Weight loss but issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6209874 Well. I lost about a pound and a half this week <em>224</em> , I am proud of that. The last week was a long one but nothing compared to the one coming up because the beginning of the month is always a busy one at work. <em>198</em> I was good all week on the chest pain but needed to take a nitro or two this weekend. <em>26</em> It's a pain...pun intended! My daughter is going to NC for the next two weeks. I will miss her...and I will be taking care of her guinea pigs <em>219</em> w... Sun, 31 Jul 2016 16:44:58 EST Kink in my plans... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205397 So Wednesday morning I woke up with tremendous chest pain. The kind that bends you over. I had been having some chest pain before off and on with concerning symptoms but those I'd ignored. After all I am only 42. <em>234</em> Well Wednesday I couldn't ignore it anymore. We went to the ER and they ran a bunch of tests. They said it wasn't a heart attack and everything seemed normal. Relieved I took the rest of the day off until the pain subsided. I already had an appointment with a cardiolo... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 13:58:00 EST Finally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201531 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6602098c-34ff-4b22-a8a0-0904a44fca15.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well the scale finally moved in the right direction! I lost about 3 pounds this week. <em>193</em> I was super careful about the kinds of calories I was putting in my body as well as making sure I got a snack on my last break at work which helped me push through. I have also been getting more water. <em>91</em> I went and bought a new belt last weekend...I had been wearing men's 40-42 ... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 15:02:24 EST Busy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197570 Well it's good and bad this week. I worked a 60 hour week at the warehouse <em>198</em> . I am a little frustrated by the fact that I gained a pound. Is it muscle? I have been watching my food this week and uping my step count at work, but I gained. I know I am getting stronger and my pants are getting bigger but that doesn't help the scale <em>192</em> and I want to meet my weight loss goal for the Summer Challenge. I know I am not getting enough water. <em>91</em> I wonder if that w... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 13:02:42 EST It's Dropping while I'm Lifting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6194215 So as some of you know I have been working in a warehouse. <em>198</em> I do some heavy lifting (up to 75 pounds) all day. I worked 9 hour days most days this week for 6 days in a row. According to Spark lifting/moving boxes burns about 5,000 calories a day <em>40</em> I'm not sure it is that much but I have been getting about 1500 calories a day...maybe I should eat more but I am too tired to eat. I am finally getting the scale to budge though so I'm happy! <BR> <BR> I'm not sure how ... Sun, 3 Jul 2016 16:42:01 EST I Think my Scale Needs New Batteries!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162932 My scale has been stuck at the same weight for three weeks...almost to the point. <em>192</em> I have been working hard on the weight loss. Tracking, exercising, etc. But it just won't budge. Finally this week I lost almost a pound. I did some research and apparently a med <em>273</em> I am taking makes me gain weight so all that work just keeps it all in check. I had to come to the point that I realize it's not just about my weight but about health. <em>225</em> So I have decided to... Sat, 14 May 2016 16:47:00 EST How My Garden Represents My Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154801 This weekend I finally put in my garden. It was a lot of work. We built the raised bed and then filled them with lots of dirt...I mean ALOT of dirt. <em>376</em> After building and shoveling most of the day we started planting the most crucial plants. <em>434</em> Man it looked beautiful! After toiling, sweating, and getting dirty we prevailed and the raised beds were started. We then planted the rest of the plants on Sunday and then spent the rest of the day with our planters and other... Mon, 2 May 2016 12:47:50 EST 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, taking... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 19:43:17 EST