WALKWITME's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WALKWITME WALKWITME'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/ Trader Joe's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4858329 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l446824368.jpg"> <BR> My daughter wanted to pay more attention to her eating habits, less fast food and more stir-frys unless it's her favorite subway sandwich, oven grilled chicken with lots of veggies on whole wheat. <BR> <BR> She had been doing her homework watching her favorite You Tube videos, Benji man(organic) where he makes those Awesome ! Stir-frys with Shrimp, Beef or chicken with different sauces such as orange-ginger,general tso,... Sun, 29 Apr 2012 22:15:27 EST For me.... 16 Weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4476091 I have 16 Weeks lefted until the end of the year to get my Health back on track. <BR> <BR> Being out sick from April 20th until now I didn't put forth my best. Some of the problems were due to me and some due to my Doctor. <BR> <BR> All is well and I'm back to work. This time I will set Mini Goals each Week <BR> <BR> 1. drink more water <BR> 2.Exercise <BR> 3.cut out Sweets..... gradually <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l903187762.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Being at work 8... Fri, 9 Sep 2011 19:00:14 EST 4 Tips For Dieting In Stressful Times http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4406376 During Stressful Times It's easy To Reconnect With Old friends Like Ben & Jerry or A Slice Of Chocolate Cake <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l677594397.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 1.) Eats Lots Of Vatimin C. Keep EATING Fruits And Veggies Rich In Vatimin C Like Broccoli, Spinach And Berries. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l896679651.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l697346361.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Studies Have Shown <BR> That Vatimin C Helps The ... Thu, 4 Aug 2011 09:39:04 EST Benefits Of Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4382621 Trim Your Waistline, Improve Your Health <BR> <BR> <BR> Benefits Of Walking <BR> <BR> *Lower Low-Density Lipoprotein (LDL) The Bad Cholesterol <BR> <BR> *Raise High Density (HDL) The Good Cholesterol <BR> <BR> *Lower Your Blood Pressure <BR> <BR> *Reduce Your Risk Of Or Manage Type 2 Diabetes <BR> <BR> *Manage Your Weight <BR> <BR> *Improve your Mood <BR> <BR> *Stay Fit And Strong <BR> <BR> All It Takes To Reap The Benefits Is A Routine Of Brisk Walking. <BR> <BR> Research Shows Th... Sun, 24 Jul 2011 11:43:53 EST The Heart Of The Matter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4257871 On April 2o, 2011 I was Hospitalized with Hypertension Crises, Ruled Out Mini Stroke. Since then I have been home recovering, reading up on more Information about High Blood Pressure <BR> <BR> which by the way measures the force of Blood against your Artery Walls. When it's consistenly high, it can WAKEN YOUR BLOOD VESSELS and significantly increase your risk of HEART ATTACK, STROKE and KIDNEY FAILURE. <BR> <BR> I'm Thankful I got passed all those mentioned above by taking control and mak... Thu, 26 May 2011 13:47:05 EST I Did It ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3960719 I Ran My First 6K Cross Country, <BR> <BR> I Arrived Early To Register At Mt Trash More, Virginia Beach <BR> <BR> C~O~L~D ! @ 24 Degrees with the wind Chill Factor Felt like 10 <BR> <BR> My Hubby and a few friends were baffled as to why I wanted to Run in this Cold <BR> <BR> Weather I said "Piece Of Cake" <BR> <BR> I Talked to a few new Runners so that eased my mind. I was not Nervous at all. <BR> <BR> Just wanted to hurry up and go Run to warm -up. <BR> <BR> <BR> At 8am we were off... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 20:18:19 EST Sparked into a 6K http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3904394 I Sparked my way into a 6k <BR> <BR> YES ! This will be my very First Run. I Spoke with a Team Captain, <BR> <BR> assured me she would love to have me Run with them and there will be a Special <BR> <BR> Token on my behalf at the end of the race since it's my first. <BR> <BR> That alone sent tears of Joy ! <BR> <BR> I Felt like I was Speaking infarct of a group of Spark CEO's giving my Acceptance Speech. <BR> <BR> I would like to Thank my Family, Spark and all my Spark Friends who ... Sat, 8 Jan 2011 19:08:05 EST Pitty Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3649875 I'm Back ! <BR> <BR> After Laying around feeling sorry for myself about what my Doctor told me about my health. <BR> <BR> I Didn't EVEN think about Exercise and Journal Oh ! No ! <BR> <BR> Waddling around in self pitty, sweets and fats became my of comfort once again. <BR> <BR> You know Just as a feel of warm blanket. The more I snuggled the more I was in Denial. <BR> <BR> With Support from family and friends I knew I was Not alone. <BR> <BR> Slowly I peeled back the blanket. I to... Sat, 18 Sep 2010 15:30:59 EST Still Maintaining ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2659013 <em>503</em> <em>503</em> <em>503</em> <em>503</em> <em>503</em> <em>503</em> <em>503</em> <em>503</em> <BR> <BR> I Let It Get Passed Me, Maintaining My Current weight within 1-2 pounds <BR> I Lost 75 lbs in 2008 <BR> <BR> I Just Love It <BR> Sun, 27 Dec 2009 14:19:03 EST Stay Ahead Of Hungar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2607433 Building A Better Understanding Of What It Feels Like To Be HUNGRY, FULL, And SATISFIED- <BR> And What Kinds Of Eating Choices Helps You Feel " Just Right " <BR> <BR> HUNGRY~ <BR> When Your Stomach Is Empty, A Combination Of Body Processes Sends " Eat Now" Messages. If You Don't You'll Feel Hungry Symptoms: Rumbling Stomach, Decrease in Energy, Distraction. <BR> <BR> If You Are A Bit Hungry, Eat A Snack To Tide You Over, So That You Stay Satisfied Until Your Next Meal. <BR> <BR> SATISFIED... Thu, 3 Dec 2009 13:10:30 EST Rain, Sleet, Or Snow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2524500 Rain, Sleet, Or Snow Laurie Got To Go ! <BR> <BR> <BR> That Is what My Family Keep Telling Me <BR> <BR> We Had An Early Morning Rain, I Was Glad To See It Was Ending When I Got Up. <BR> <BR> Went To The Track, With The Intentions To Walk But, As Usual I Got passed 3.1 Miles(5k) <BR> <BR> Then I Thought Let Me Run a 5K (3.1) By This Point My Body Was Well Warmed Up. <BR> <BR> I Was At A Steady Pace To Continue On To 10K (6.2 Miles) I Ran It Out Until 7 Miles. <BR> <BR> The Long... Sun, 1 Nov 2009 12:30:19 EST Rain Drops Keeps Falling On My Head http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2481443 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/5/b553458855.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This Morning I Started Out The Door As Usual But This Morning The Rain Stopped Me In My Tracks So I Had To Put My Run On Hold Until It Slacked Up. <BR> <BR> A Few Hours Had Passed I Went To The Track Near Home, It Was A Misty Rain So I Figured I Could Manage That. Warmed Up And I was On My way. Thinking "I'll Do A 5K (3.1 miles) <BR> <BR> I ran Passed 3.1 miles Up To 4 Miles Thinking "Why Not 5 Miles Which I Knew Wa... Thu, 15 Oct 2009 13:43:43 EST People Notice You http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2398679 I was at the track @ 5:30 am warming Up "Thinking Since I ran On Yesterday I Would Power Walk Today. <BR> <BR> I Did Just That, Power Walked 5 Miles, Plus added the Bleecher Steps x 2 Sets(1,340) By 7:00 am I was Done. <BR> <BR> I Went back to another Track Near home to Finnish my walking, after 3 Miles I Had That Urge To throw in a few Run Miles for G.P. which turned into 4 Miles. So I Continued around the Track for my cool down. <BR> A Lady stopped me and said " I Remembered You From B.T.... Mon, 14 Sep 2009 13:07:11 EST 10K Anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2388668 On Yesterday I Was Motivated To Just Run 4 Miles + Power Walk 2 Miles, Which I Accomplished. <BR> <BR> I Went Back To Another Track Near Home , Ran 6 Miles + Power walked 3 more Miles. <BR> <BR> 2 Of My Friends I Hadn't seen since Early Summer Came onto the Track so I walked Another 2 Miles with them to catch Up on a few Things. <BR> <BR> My Morning Goal was to Run 10K (6.2Miles) <BR> <BR> I Had A Great Start Counting the Laps as I go around. After Lap 9 I was Comfortable, I Had My Ipod t... Thu, 10 Sep 2009 12:31:39 EST Take Care Of YOURSELF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2341792 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/2/b32035567.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's easy To Get Wrapped Up In Everyone Else's needs. But It Helps Your Efforts When You Have Confidence To Take Care Of Yourself, Too. (Tools By Weight Watchers) <BR> <BR> <BR> Taking care Of Yourself Means... <BR> <BR> ~ Value Your Own Needs As Much As You Value The Needs Of Your Family, Work And Friends. <BR> <BR> ~Making Time To Do Things You Like. <BR> <BR> ~Finding Within YOU The Motivation To Wo... Mon, 24 Aug 2009 12:36:55 EST Manage Your THOUGHTS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2326044 Positive Thinking, Positive Results. ( Helpful Habits by Weight Watchers) <BR> <BR> Your mind can make a big difference. It Helps your efforts when you trade in negative thoughts for positive ones. <BR> <BR> Manage Your Thoughts Means: <BR> <BR> ~ Recognizing negative thoughts when they run through your mind, and understanding how that kind of thinking can harm your efforts. <BR> <BR> ~Replacing those negative thoughts with positive thoughts. Accept that it takes time to change the habit... Tue, 18 Aug 2009 13:57:35 EST August Walk Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2278384 Aug.1-power walk 9 miles + run 2 miles + steps x 2 sets (1,340) = 11 Miles <BR> Aug.2-power walk Downtown area and Back + track 5 miles + steps x 2 sets(1,340)= 12 Miles <BR> Aug.3-power walk 10 miles + steps x 2 sets (1,340) <BR> Aug.4-power walk 8 miles + Run 2 miles + steps x 2 sets(1,340) <BR> Aug.5-power walk 6 miles+ Run 5 miles + steps x 4 sets (2,680) <BR> Aug 6-power 7 miles + Run 3 miles + steps x 2 sets(1,340) <BR> Aug. 7-power walk 7 miles + Run 4 miles + steps x 4 sets (2,680) <... Sat, 1 Aug 2009 15:27:40 EST Maintaining My Weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2266258 People who are successful at maintaing their weight loss over time do as much or more physical activity than they did while losing weight. <BR> <BR> <BR> Maintenance mode: <BR> <BR> ~Check your weight frequently (at least weekly) make changes to your nutrition and workouts as needed if their is a significant gain( or loss) for 2 weeks in a row. <BR> <BR> ~ Track your daily calorie intake- at least for a little awhile. <BR> It's a good to double check yourself for awhile just to make sure... Tue, 28 Jul 2009 10:49:56 EST 7 Miles Non-Stop http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2213423 I Jogged 28 x around High School Track This Morning For The First time, Thats 7 Miles Non-stop <BR> <BR> Looking Back On A Previous Blog Entry The Max I have Ever Done Was 16 x =4 miles. <BR> <BR> WOO-HOO ! 7 Miles <BR> <BR> I Didn't Keep Up With The Miles, Just The Laps <BR> Before I Knew It Lap 28 Came To An End <BR> I Power walked The last 3 Miles, Total miles 10 <BR> <BR> I remember Saying " The More I Walk, The Better I Feel" <BR> same Rule Now I can Say "The More I Run, The Better ... Wed, 8 Jul 2009 17:45:32 EST 10 Miles & Counting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2179921 I Had All The Intentions Of Just Power Walking My last 10 Miles For the Week. <BR> I decided To Get in A Few Jog Miles(2 ) You Know For GP <BR> <BR> Another Lady Jogged Up beside Me And Ask " If I Mind Her Joining Me" <BR> I Was Already On Mile 1 When she Joined Me. I Continued Until She Got In Her 1 Mile, Which Was Mile 2 for Me. She Was Thankful because She usually Jogs half Mile. I'm Glad I Took Her Around 1 Complete Mile Non-stop. <BR> <BR> Just Knowing I Had that Effect To Help Carry... Thu, 25 Jun 2009 10:55:44 EST I Think I Can I Think I Can http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2128905 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/2/b825023848.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I Changed My 5K routine this Morning, Power walked 5 miles, Jog non-stop 1 Mile Until I Felt a slight pain on the left lower side of my leg. I Stopped to stretch it out more, then proceeded back to Jogging with No set miles in mind. <BR> <BR> I Felt Great, which I Knew at Mile 2 was no problem because I had done this several times before. If I Jogged to 2.5 Miles this would have been a Goal to me. <BR> In Spite... Sat, 6 Jun 2009 19:17:48 EST 20 Mile Team Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1929626 starts March 30, - ends April 30, 2009 <BR> <BR> March 30, -Power walk 6 miles <BR> <BR> March 31,-Power walk 9 miles <BR> <BR> Apr. 1,-Power Walk 11 miles in 2 sessions <BR> <BR> Apr.2,-Power walk 3 miles + Jog .5 miles /Power walk 5 miles + Jog 1.5 miles/ Tot = 10 miles <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Apr.3,-Power walk 5 miles/Power walk 2 miles + 1 mile Jog = 8 miles <BR> <BR> Apr.4,-Power walk 10 miles <BR> <BR> Apr.5,-Power walk 10 miles <BR> <BR> Apr.6,-Power walk 10 miles <BR> <BR> A... Tue, 31 Mar 2009 11:41:08 EST 74 lbs Gone ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1833427 <em>248</em> 74 lbs Gone <BR> <BR> <BR> I Loss A Total of 74 lbs as of last week. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> another 3.8 lbs this week. Thu, 26 Feb 2009 21:58:12 EST Moving Along in 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1685646 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/5/b5550663.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Just A reminder: Last Year Has Gone! Move On... <BR> <BR> Things will be happening on '09 <BR> <BR> I Didn't make an Resolutions, I'm taking 1 Day At A Time <BR> <BR> I just want to take it Easy in '09 <BR> <BR> I'm looking Forward to Joining New Challenges And New Groups not just for the duration of getting off my last pounds but to Remind myself this is for the rest of my life. Sun, 11 Jan 2009 13:37:40 EST Another GOAL Met http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1570509 Another 5 lb <em>248</em> Last Thursday 11-13-08 I Loss 1.8 lbs which gives me a Total of 65.4 lbs. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I'm moving right along. I have my bad weeks just as the good so I'm going to keep on striving to the end of the road. I walk/Jog 56 miles last week. I love this Journey I'm on.... Mon, 17 Nov 2008 16:37:46 EST Jogging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1549834 Thanks To 1 Of My Sparkpeople friends,21Sweetpea encouraged me to Jog. <BR> I had wanted to Jog For Years but was afraid of What People Would say... <BR> <BR> I Have Been WALKING/JOGGING For A Couple of Weeks Now. <BR> 11/1/08 <em>248</em> 1 Complete Mile Around Track Without Stopping. <BR> I Contibuted it To My 3.4 lb Weightloss 10/30/08 <BR> Total Loss 64.6 lbs. Current Weight 145.4 lbs. <BR> Matter of Fact I Have Jogged A Couple more times. I'm Doing what Feels Right To Me. Slow And S... Wed, 5 Nov 2008 07:38:44 EST What Have I Done To Feel Proud... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1517458 I Loss 2.4 lbs this week <BR> <BR> Reached 60 lb weightloss Goal <BR> <BR> I'm Out Of The 150's <BR> <BR> I Walked 45 miles This Week <BR> <BR> I Workedout 100 more Cardio Minutes <BR> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 17 Oct 2008 11:59:41 EST My Sparkpeople Article http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1504793 <em>104</em> Oct. 3, 2008 I was featured In My Own Article: The More I Walk The Better I feel <BR> <BR> <BR> This Is Truly A Blessing, I'm The One That Always Looks Out For Others, This Time Coach Jen Cared Enough To Share My Walking Journey With The Sparkpeople family. This Really Has Made Me Feel Proud..... <BR> <BR> Couple Weeks Back I Fell Off The Wagon, Got Right Back on, Continued My Journey and The Weight Continued To Come Off, 5.4 lbs to be Exact. My Start Weight was around 210, ... Fri, 10 Oct 2008 09:40:15 EST What a Wonderful Feeling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1415985 <em>248</em> Yes I have Reached another 5 lb weighloss goal. I still say to myself " I Can't Believe I have Loss 55 lbs. This Is Such a Great Feeling.... Last week I was Up 0.4 but It was not on account of what I have been doing. I have been on point since I started this Lifestyle Change. The Body works in Mysterious ways, I can testify to this..... I knew in my heart this week was going to be better than the last. For 1 I have been seeing this about 3 times now but never the less it's... Fri, 22 Aug 2008 08:35:12 EST REFLECTING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1400763 <em>104</em> I Had A very Good week as far as Walking 56 miles this week along with other Exercises. I Ate Healthy all week. Just scanning my brain seeing where I came from and where I'm going.... My Goal for this week was too cut down on sweets,( My Biggest problem) It's not the fact I can't have any, It sends a RED FLAG ! I Accoplished that this week. I got in all my Water Plus some..... Ate plenty fruits and veggies. I made wise Decions when I went out to weekend activities. so I figu... Thu, 14 Aug 2008 10:43:07 EST Happy Dance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1358308 <em>248</em> 50 lbs. I worked no I meant I walked my butt off this week. 40+ miles. Sat., I was in DC. at the Zoo with all day activities and on Sun went to Kings Dom. in Richmond where I walked all day again. I had a few personal isues that came up in which I got thru. I had Loss 3.6 lbs this week to take me over the 50lb Goal. I wanted to just cry from Joy. Each week I'm getting closer to my Goal. Now I need to go out and buy a few new pieces of clothes to go with what I have in my close... Fri, 25 Jul 2008 09:34:56 EST