VAL3651's SparkPeople Blog VAL3651's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Day 16 of 30 Well this morning went much better than yesterday. <BR> <BR> Got up and made dear hubby coffee and lunch. Got him up and instead of me staying in my pjs I got dressed too. Yep that is right. I got dressed at 415am too. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Once he went off to work I managed to get all the house work done that I wanted to get done before work today and then I even managed to get his dinner going for tonight. <BR> <BR> Then I got on my treadmill and did my walk. And with out skipp... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 19:47:03 EST Day 15 of 30 Well I am at my half way mark. Not sure how I feel about that. Excited and yet was hoping to have lost more by now. But I have to look at it this way. I have LOST !!! And that in it self is a good thing. <BR> <BR> I did not feel like doing my workout this morning. But after awhile I knew I would be mad at myself for not doing my walk. And I was right I felt much better once I started doing my walk and felt even better about me once I was done with my walk. <BR> <BR> I did not get my b... Wed, 20 Feb 2013 19:26:09 EST Day 13 of 30 Guess have not had too much to write. All is going good. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 19:59:52 EST Day 8 of 30 My morning started out very good. I managed to get in all of my workout before work and get dinner made for hubby and myself. Tonight I got chicken all ready for him so he would have a nice hot dinner for once this week. I have been cutting it close with doing my workouts in the morning so he has had to eat a cold dinner for the last 2 nights. <BR> <BR> I am going to try to get my stuff ready for tomorrow tonight. <BR> <BR> Well I look forward to doing my workouts in the morning now. I... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:01:01 EST Day 7 of 30 day challenge Well today started out much better than yesterday. I managed to get all of my workout done before work today. <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> Tonight I have to go home and do some laundry. So very happy that I have my workout all done. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I started doing my sit ups and push ups. I am going to have to try something different though. My neck hurts alot from doing my sit ups. I never could do them. They either give me a really bad headache of they make my neck hurt. I have a ... Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:31:07 EST Day 6 of my 30 day challenge Well I missed getting on here on days 4 & 5 LOL But they went great. <BR> <BR> Day 6 has been slow going. We had company all weekend and they did not leave until this morning before I came to work. So no workout this morning. <BR> <BR> But that is ok I will get in my walk and my bike ride before the end of the night. <BR> <BR> Had a great week last week. Lost -4.6 <em>244</em> . I am very happy with that. Looking forward to another good week of <em>216</em> . <BR> <BR> Thank ... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 20:21:48 EST Day 3 Well today is day 3 and I got up and did my workout 1st thing this morning. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> So that I stay on track over the weekend it when I intend to do my strength exercises. I find it is very easy for me to get off track if I take the whole day off. And then give me 2 days in a row and then come Monday I got right back to where I was. So for now M-F will be my cardio days and S-S will be my strength days. <BR> <BR> Today has been a long day here at work. And I have 2 1/2... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 19:45:05 EST Day 2 of my 30 day challenge Well it is day 2 and I managed to get up this morning and get all of my workout done first thing. Very happy with myself. <BR> <BR> I am finding that I would much rather do my workout in the morning then in the evening. But as we all know that does not always work out for us. We have our days when we have a ton of other things to do. OR SO WE THINK. <BR> <BR> Like take care of our loved ones, get dinner going for the day even if it is only 4am. Make beds, do laundry, sweep floors, get... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 19:15:51 EST No Core exercise last night Well I got home last night to find that my husband had not even eaten dinner yet. So after doing that and some laundry I did not get to my core exercise like I had hoped. But I did get my bike ride in. <em>104</em> And yes I did get my ride in tonight 20 mints and 7miles. <BR> <BR> Today was another great day. Looks like we are in for some nice snow. I cant help it I love it when it snows. And the more the better for me. I should probably move to Alaska LOL. Now I dont want the b... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 22:49:05 EST Today has been a busy but good day Well got up this morning and was going to stay up. But nope decided to go back to bed for 1 hr. LOL Guess I needed just that little bit more sleep. Felt great once I got up. <BR> <BR> Started my morning off with a nice walk on the treadmill. I am increasing it little by little every week. Last week I walked at 3.0 for 10 mints and 3.1 for the last 10 mints at 1% incline. This week I am walking at 3.1 for 10 mints and 3.3 for the last 10 mints at 1% incline. <BR> <BR> Last week it took... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 20:20:38 EST Oh yeah 3 lbs down I did good last week. Lost -3 lbs. <em>9</em> <BR> <BR> And I even went to a Super Bowl Party and stayed well with in my calories. I am so proud of me. <BR> <BR> Biggest Loser is on tonight. I get to watch it when I get home from work. I sure do like that show. I wish I could go there to the ranch and work for living. What they do for people who really want help is amazing to me. <BR> <BR> So the start of another week. I did mange to get my walk in before work today. And I wil... Mon, 4 Feb 2013 18:30:19 EST Got a call this morning Well I decided to go grocery shopping this morning. So while I am at the store a place I put an application in called me to come in for an interview this morning at 9. So here I am at the store and it is 7:15 and what do I tell them sure I will be there at 9. Dont want to miss the chance of getting the job. <BR> <BR> So needless to say I did not get my workout in this morning any of it. So I will have to do it tonight. And if I get the job it was well worth it. <BR> <BR> Wont know for ... Fri, 1 Feb 2013 15:58:08 EST Oh yah Thursday Well today is Thursday and that means I should have done both work outs before I came to work today becuase I do not get done work till 9 tonight. <em>198</em> But seeing as I did not get my bike ride in yet I will have to do it when I get home tonight. <BR> <BR> Other than that I have had a great day. Did good on my food intake today and my water. <BR> <BR> Going to get cold tonight. Down around -25 they are saying with the wind. My husband will be chilly but that is ok I will warm... Thu, 31 Jan 2013 20:33:06 EST Watching the snow Well I got up this morning and did not feel like doing my treadmill today. I just wanted to watch it snow. I love the snow. Always seems so peaceful and quite then. But then I decided I can watch it snow and do the treadmill at the same time. <BR> <BR> So <em>104</em> for me. I did it I walked my 20 minute mile. And I even did it at a 1% incline. So tonight I am going to go home from work here and ride my bike for 20 minutes while I watch the movie Soul Surfer. My co-worker has... Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:15:54 EST Well I did not get the job Well I did not ge that job. But I know there is a better one out there for me. I just have to wait. Tue, 29 Jan 2013 19:09:27 EST 2nd Interiew today January 17th I am so sorry I did not write yesterday. <BR> <BR> I did really good at watching my food yersterday. I think I might have lost 1 pound just in my nerves yesterday. <BR> <BR> Today I am already going back for a 2nd interview. I am so excited and so neverous. This job would be a great fit for me. Alot to do and learning new things as I go. <BR> <BR> I have to be there at 8am this morning. And to my current job at 10am. <BR> <BR> Well I am off for now but will write later to tell ho... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 07:42:07 EST January 14th Well today was my test day on doing my bike. <BR> <BR> And I must say I rode my bike with little pain. My foot is not better but I am very happy that I was able to ride my bike. I only did 20 mints on it and maybe that is all I will do for the week each day is 20 mints and just increase it by 5 mints next week. I really dont want to hurt my foot anymore than what it is. <BR> <BR> I did find out that I have an interview for that job I applied at this Wednesday. I am trying hard not to ge... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 20:46:56 EST January 11th Had a great day off. <BR> <BR> Dear husband is sick so looks like a nice weekend of just relaxing. He has been sick for the last 3 days with a bad cold I am hoping he will feel better tomorrow in time to watch the Packers play. <BR> <BR> My foot is still too sore and still black and blue. Cant belive after 12 days it is still this sore and black and blue. I really did a number on it. <BR> <BR> Hopefully with all the rest this weekend I can atleast start to ride my bike next week. <BR>... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:34:01 EST January 9th Well didnt ride my bike again last night. Foot was still to sore. It is feeling better today I was able to keep my shoe on all day today. So it is finally starting the healing process I guess. <BR> <BR> I only have 1 day left to work this week. I have not had a vacation day in over a year. So I am looking forward to having the day off. <BR> <BR> Applied for a new job today. Hoping to at least get an interview. I would love to be back to a 8-5 job again and M-F. Instead of 10-8 MTW 1... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 20:30:15 EST January 8th Well I did not get to ride my bike last night. My foot was still too sore. It is feeling much better today with my shoe on. But I still cant ware my shoe all day. <BR> <BR> Maybe I will try to ride my bike tonight. All my toes are still black and blue so I dont want to push too hard and mess it up even more. <BR> <BR> Did good with my eating today. Stayed on the low end of my cals because of not being able to do my workout. Hope I see a good number at the end of the week. <BR> <BR> Tue, 8 Jan 2013 19:47:11 EST January 7th Well the weekend is gone and the week is just started. <BR> <BR> I was hoping my foot would be better and I would be able to atleast ride my bike. Well I did not ride it before work. So I am going to try it tonight when I get done with work. <BR> <BR> It does not hurt as much if I keep my shoe off. But I am going to try to ride my bike and see how it goes. <BR> <BR> I was happy with the fact that I did lose 2 pounds this last week. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Now to work on this week. Mon, 7 Jan 2013 20:36:37 EST January 4 2013 Well week 1 of the new year is done. And the weekend is here. <BR> <BR> I borke my little toe bad on wait for it 12/30/2012. LOL <BR> <BR> I wanted to start out the new year with walking on my treadmill daily. But needless to say that has not happend yet. My foot is still black and blue but the swelling is all gone now and it does not hurt so much now. I can put my shoe on again. I am hoping giving it a good rest this weekend with give me the power to do a slow walk starting next week... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 20:15:38 EST Wow January 2 2013 Wow it is already January 2 2013 <BR> <BR> Well the last month and a half of 2012 was very busy and very it is time to settle down and reach my goals. <BR> <BR> Look out 2013 time for me to get me back. <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 19:39:04 EST Day 5 of my journey Day 5 was a good day. <BR> <BR> Did not get my workout in before work again but I did get it in after work. <BR> <BR> I decided to try a new way to make the turkey this year. I am going to put it in a brine. Sure hope it turns out or we will have to go for pizza. LOL <BR> <BR> It was another good day. But I am really tired. So off to bed I go. <BR> <BR> Thank you God. <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> Tue, 20 Nov 2012 23:26:02 EST Day 5 of my journey I cant believe it is day 5 already. <BR> <BR> My day got off to a rocky start but ended on a good note. I wanted to get my workout in before work but was unable to with everything else I had to do. But I have to say I am so happy I did come home from work tonight I did not make myself another dinner. And I did ride my bike for 30 mints. <BR> <BR> Thank you God for giving my such another great day. I am ready for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Good night. <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 23:48:12 EST Day 4 of my journey Well day 4 was not what I had hoped it would be. Even though I stayed on track with my foods I wish I could have made better choices. <BR> <BR> But that is ok and to be expected. I still did not go far off track with my food. I could have done alot worse. <BR> <BR> So thank you God for helping me to stay much closer than I would have. And now on to day 5. <BR> <BR> <em>214</em> Mon, 19 Nov 2012 08:22:55 EST Day 3 of my journey Well day 3 of my journey was yesterday and all went good. <BR> <BR> I thought I had hit enter for my blog yesterday but looks like I must have just closed it. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> But no matter. I did go out to eat to eat last night and made good choices. I even left food on my plate. And NO I did not bring any of it home. I know that I would have only ate it later in the evening just because. So once again another moment of success and pride in myself. <BR> <BR> Thank you God ... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 07:47:02 EST Day 2 of my journey Well it is day 2 of my journey and I have done well. <BR> <BR> I started out the day with a terrible headache. But after an hour of a little more rest it was gone. That started my day out with me getting a little behind the eight ball. But I managed to get it on the go. <BR> <BR> Got my 30 mint <em>324</em> in before going off to work. Managed to get myself some healthy breakfast, lunch and even dinner before going off to work today. I even managed to get a meatloaf put in the o... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 21:32:08 EST Day 1 of my journey Today is day 1 of my journey to a new, healthier and happier me. <BR> <BR> I am so proud of myself today. Today is my birthday and I only ate 1 piece of my birthday cake. I really was not going to have any cake for my birthday but the girls in the office went out and got one so I could not hurt their feelings and not have any. But I only had 1 and for me that is GREAT. I just love cake <em>4</em> . <BR> <BR> While this is a journey to lose weight it is also a journey for me to find m... Thu, 15 Nov 2012 21:45:34 EST