WAKEUP60's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WAKEUP60 WAKEUP60'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/ no excuses will work for me I am driven http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5952708 <em>521</em> I had my family reunion so my eating was not as it should have been. I am from a large family 7 boys and 4 girls and we get together in Northern Wisconsin the last week of each June. This was our 29th in a row. When you get together with others you really see how from one day to the next or year to the next changes everything. Like I have said with all the health issues in our family [ cancer, heart, diabetes and more] and I am the only one not suffering from one of these. Ha... Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:00:01 EST maybe only day 2 on my journey again but proud of what I have done even in two days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934657 <em>104</em> I am so excited today. It might sound funny but the rain doesn't even bother me today. I rode my recumbent bike 9 miles yesterday and 10.5 miles today. My secret for lasting that long is I read - I am so into books about the Amish. I am drinking more water, even used my wii fit bowling this morning and bowled 6 games. Today I have my grand daughter here and I get the priviledge of taking her to her pre-k graduation. Her Mom teaches there, so I had said I would pick her up at no... Tue, 26 May 2015 16:30:08 EST I might start over-- but I will not quit- I need to believe in me!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933896 <em>521</em> Have to get the mindset that I can do it and I am worth it. No excuses, none of them can excuse what I have put myself thru. Yes, I am a stress eater, and emotional one too. So guess I am the only one that can change things. I cannot guarantee that I will not fail, but by putting it down for myself to remind myself of my journey ahead has to be a step in the right direction. Mon, 25 May 2015 10:07:00 EST cannot believe what I have accomplished in last month or so http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796724 I started out by water walking for an hour at health club last month and then came the morning I couldn't go , so thought why not use the recumbent bike in the basement duh! So for last little over a month have ridden my recumbent bike every morning. I set a goal for at least 30 minutes. My husband said to me have you thought of adding up your mileage to see how much you have done. So I did so this morning and it blew me out of the water. I have a total of 231.54 miles. And I actually thought... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 09:14:22 EST hate the word restart- but you gotta do what you gotta do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137153 <em>252</em> I am so pumped as joined a new team with a new perspective. Spark is such a great community to be able to correspond with and I appreciate it so much. I don't have any major health concerns so no excuses are allowed by me for my shape. So proof is in the future for me. I am not going to say that I hope to do something as that leaves room to fail. I AM going to do better. Hubby and I both retired and for first time yesterday we did a morning walk and yep walked further than I pl... Fri, 16 Nov 2012 07:52:49 EST again-- renew my challenge to myself to live better lifestyle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4890777 Here it is May 21st and again I have to re-dedicate myself to improving my outlook weight-wise as well as my emotions. I am going to keep a journal starting to day to see what I am doing to better understand why I have gotten so heavy. I have a precious little grand-daughter that needs me to be more active so she can play more outside. I want to feel better as well as look better. Day one of rest of my life and improvement will be seen I will guarantee that to myself. Mon, 21 May 2012 08:17:55 EST Thoughts to consider http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4604778 Found these sayings and really like them.. <BR> [1] Be kinder than necessary because everyone you meet is fighting some kind of battle. <BR> [2] A sharp tongue can cut your own throat. <BR> [3] If you want your dreams to come true, you mustn't oversleep. <BR> [4] Of all the things you wear, your expression is most important. <BR> [5] The best vitamin for making friends....B1 <BR> [6] The happiness of your life depends on the quality of your thoughts. <BR> [7] The heaviest thing you ... Tue, 29 Nov 2011 17:35:15 EST have to try again to do it right and take small steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3281882 I guess I am kind of the impatient type to put it mild. I need to start over when I fall off the wagon and think small steps add up. I have a job that is physical and at 62 try to keep up with younger ones as not to make them work harder to make up for me. Proud to say boss says I can outdo alot of coworkers-some half my age. Anyway my daughter got married in Jamacia and we went with--awesome! she had health concerns which worried me so much and you know what stress and worry tend to do to yo... Sun, 30 May 2010 10:29:02 EST New Day- New Year- positive outlook for 2010 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2674344 <em>252</em> I am so excited to get on with my new year- new day new plans. I have no excuses to fall off the wagon. May everyone have a good year and good luck. I am not planning on luck- I am trying to make my own actions speak for themselves. I bought the new book and have it on my bike downstairs ready for me to pickup and explore. Yesterday was my start on it and did over 7 miles in half an hour and read all the while- time went so fast when reading. I have my wii exercise to do each d... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 07:30:09 EST hard to believe 2009 is over- new year will be a change for many http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2658205 <em>304</em> Thank you for all the support given to me and others on this site. So many good people taking the time to give help and support when needed. <BR> <em>104</em> not waiting for the new year to get myself motivated. It is one day at a time no matter when you start. I have the tools meaning Spark people, wii and fitness workouts to go along with it. I have all sorts of things to use and even new ones for Christmas. Now I need to get a real lplan on organizing my food intake. I tr... Sun, 27 Dec 2009 07:05:59 EST may be a rainy day but will not dampen my spirit or goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2111179 Hi everyone- I did mow my lawn yesterday and went to Walmart and to Sam's club and decided I would get something for myself. I decided for my health I would walk every single aisle I could in each store and not a fast pace, but not slow either. I shopped and spent less as I really got into checking labels and thinking ahead for this week menu wise. I did my wii active before I went shopping so felt pretty pumped up. IT was the workout for lower body and yep it kicked my butt but I am liking t... Mon, 1 Jun 2009 05:00:05 EST taking on more respondsibility for my journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2108783 Here it is Sunday- May 31st and am not going to wait til June 1st to make the next step. Easy to put off things I know. But as of today I will be keeping a log of all my eating habits,exercise and all daily chores I do. Will try to plan ahead for this week of menus for myself so to stay right on track. I have been told I seem more energetic and more positive and I guess they are right. My workplace has physical demands but even tho oldest I can keep up with the younger ones on my job. Didn't ... Sun, 31 May 2009 08:47:32 EST I am so excited to be back on with new goals and fitness attitudes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2092284 <em>244</em> Hello again. Here it is Memorial weekend and summer is ready to come and so looking forward to it. I haven't been on for ages but feeling pretty good about my progress so will share it. I kind of start things and get lax about them a while later. I am happy to report that I am now on a journey that I feel so good about. I have purchased the Wii fitness system and I am telling you it is just awesome. Seemed expensive but thought why not- what have I got to lose besides weight an... Mon, 25 May 2009 19:50:35 EST running into stumbling blocks- but will not get me down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1405672 <em>29</em> This is how I feel these days. Back to work again for a week and stress level has returned. Some days go all day except breakfast for eating. Don't feel like eating and when I get home so tired and stressed don't eat much but it is bad usually. Trying to drink more water at work but it is a struggle. Need to make myself more positive that I know. I do take healthy food choices to work but don't eat when upset. So come home and throw out food when that happens. <em>46</em> Sun, 17 Aug 2008 08:47:09 EST