WARMSPRINGDAY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WARMSPRINGDAY WARMSPRINGDAY'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/ Expectations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882970 This is exactly why I believe I have become so weary of the battle and have needed to step away for a time. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1749027858.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thu, 26 Feb 2015 08:20:11 EST I Interrupt This Spark Break . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875122 So, I've opted for a spark break. <BR> <BR> For the moment, I've loosened the expectations I've been placing on my self in regards to exercise and weight loss. I'm not leaving the journey, and I'm not giving up. I just need to step away and re-assess. <BR> <BR> I have been overstressed, overwhelmed. It seemed no end to the demands, and trying to set goals for minutes of exercise and calories per day just added to the already growing list of demands. I told my husband that I need to take a ... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 12:48:34 EST Slow Going is Better Than No Going http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851159 1700 Miles on my virtual Walk Across America: in Rosalia, KS <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1826753038.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1444660128.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Still formulating my 2015 goals. Sat, 10 Jan 2015 15:39:36 EST It Was Cold--But I've Never Regretted a Healthy Choice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846856 Sixteen degrees on the thermometer, fiercely windy with a wind chill of 5 degrees. I've slacked a bit over the past few days because of that wind, but tomorrow we are to get a snow storm and by Wednesday, single digits on the thermometer. Wind excuses be gone! It was a chilly walk and I'm still bundled up with toboggan hat and two layers of clothes; but I don't regret the choice <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1737999250.jpg"> <BR> Mon, 5 Jan 2015 17:07:30 EST 2014 In Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845061 I have so many things I want to say about 2014 that I don’t know where to start. So I will spare you details. <BR> <BR> It was a year of despair – and hope; failures – and successes; sorrows – and joys. It was declared a year of restoration. It certainly had its share of pain – emotional and physical, lows and crushed dreams; but overall, I have to say that it has been a year of restoration – still in progress – and I am stronger than I was a year ago. I am still being restored, still healin... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 19:45:29 EST All or None? Begone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841385 I wanted to make it to 1700 miles on my virtual walk across America by the end of 2014. I saw it wasn't going to happen due to a few too many excuses along the way. I felt myself falling into an all or none mentality--thinking I'll just take a break until after the new year. <BR> <BR> But I happen to know that can become a slippery slope. So I remain committed to at least 10 minutes per day, rather than none, even if I don't meet my year end goal. <BR> <BR> I've never regretted a healthy ch... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 16:13:12 EST Ice Land http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830499 Taken on my walk on break at work today. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l302647894.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1518715805.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l704639683.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l749793985.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1929373833.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 9 Dec 2014 21:36:02 EST A Monday Routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829891 On a typical Monday, I work from home. I do my main batch cooking for the week on a Sunday afternoon; but working from home Monday allows me a meal that isn't just a heat and serve meal and also gives me opportunity to prepare lunches and breakfasts. <BR> <BR> <BR> I have struggled with breakfasts since leaving for work earlier to catch the off site parking shuttle; and balancing sleep and a healthy breakfast has been a challenge. When I was feeling overwhelmed with life, I would often en... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 20:41:14 EST Still On the Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829227 I'm still here. <BR> <BR> I'm still on the journey. <BR> <BR> I hardly know where to start, or what to say; it has been so long since I've blogged . . . <BR> <BR> My back is much improved. Not 100%, but manageable. I'm seeing the chiropractor every 3 weeks now, down from twice a week. I fell yesterday, and my back feels like it has been set back about 3 treatments; and I'm mighty sore, but don't think I am injured. Bruised, but not broken. <BR> <BR> Bruised, but not broken - that would h... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 18:59:36 EST A Bright Spot in the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815748 It's dark when I leave for work and dark when I get home since the time change. But this splash of color and sunlight put a bright spot in my day. I took the picture when I stopped to fill my gas tank. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1062210098.jpg"> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 20:07:12 EST Only Locked in My Mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796840 "We don't have to stay in the prisons of our past, of bad habits, of addictions, of worry or anxiety... The prison doors have been opened." ~ Joyce Meyer <BR> <BR> Oh, how I want this! <BR> <BR> I can't sit in this morass of despair forever. I'm actively seeking for firm foundation and steps out of this bog. <BR> <BR> Interesting article here (note - spiritual content): <link>bosanchez.ph/discover-what-you-reall<BR>y-need/ </link> <BR> <BR> The story is told of Houdini, who struggled f... Sun, 12 Oct 2014 13:19:10 EST Regret a Healthy Choice? Never! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796455 It was dreary, rainy and chilly - a good cozy up and drink hot tea kind of day. <BR> <BR> My Dad's valley this morning: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1738338962.jpg"> <BR> <BR> But I went for a walk anyway and am glad I did that for myself. <BR> <BR> As my mantra goes: <BR> <BR> I've never regretted a healthy choice. Sat, 11 Oct 2014 18:29:58 EST One More Day - One More Step http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794207 Random! Cannot collect my thoughts for a themed blog! <BR> <BR> **Picked my garden clean last week with my husband's help. Canned pickled red beets, got enough green beans for a ginormous batch of shelly beans with turkey sausage - yum, some peppers - lovely red - may need to chop and freeze some, horticultural beans that basically dried on the stalk, so I just need to shell them out - will use for dried beans instead of buying them this winter, and still a small head of cabbage. These were ... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 18:10:44 EST Saturday Evening Musings - Random http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5788051 My sister and I canned Dad's vegetable soup today, along with the usual Saturday tasks at Dad's: grocery shopping and stocking, laundry, tidying up the fridge, meals through Monday lunch, some light cleaning. He calls it re-setting him for the week. We had a good day and my sister and I got to spend some much needed time together. <BR> <BR> Even though I missed a day of exercise this week, I picked right up and kept at it - although I think the suggestions that 4 loads of laundry were my e... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 20:23:39 EST Today I Missed My Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5785765 First day that I didn't make my 10 minutes of exercise 6 days per week since mid-June. Between an 8 hour work day, a chiropractor visit, 4 loads of laundry and dinner - I'm just plain done. <BR> <BR> My back has been bothering me and becoming increasingly painful, affecting my daily routine. I've been modifying my exercise to try and accommodate - doing more walking, using lighter or no weights, doing more stretching, finding exercises online geared towards lower back. But with a trainer no ... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 22:03:33 EST No Magic but Still Streaking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779236 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l23307619.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1938562185.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 6 days per week <BR> <BR> No magic, but staying true to the goal. Sat, 13 Sep 2014 17:02:19 EST Waiting for the Magic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768924 Ten minute streak six days a week still going - since June 23 I've kept the streak. I've missed 3 days since mid-May when I started the streaks. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l737028161.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sparkguy says the exercise magic kicks in around 3 - 6 months. I've been in the magic place, but it's not here, not now. I'm still waiting for the magic to kick in since my re-boot; but the 10 minute goal has kept me focused. Today I didn't have time to do the w... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:57:01 EST I Refuse to Give Up on Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766041 Struggling! <BR> <BR> But still on track with at least 10 minutes per day of exercise 6 days per week. The last two days I was feeling so tired and discouraged, that my exercise consisted of 10 minutes of stretching. But my back and my hips needed it and it kept me moving. <BR> <BR> My eating has been slipping. I really need to do a 3 day refined foods fast. Even my focus for that seems lacking. <BR> <BR> My struggle is not just on my healthy living journey - it's just a struggle about lif... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:05:03 EST Checking In With an Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760951 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1794098064.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Life has been very busy. <BR> <BR> My Dad had cataract surgery, so making sure all was covered there with caregiving, Doctor appointments, eye drops, etc. was a very busy and stressful time for me. But all seems to have fallen into place and all going well. Caregiving on weekends and planning for caregiving during the week, continue there, occupying a great deal of not only time, but mental energy. <BR> <BR> My... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 16:55:31 EST July Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751224 I met my fitness goals for July of at least 10 minutes per day exercise 6 days per week. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l300837334.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This garnered me 699 fitness minutes for the month of July. <BR> <BR> Chris Downing, founder of SP, says the exercise magic kicks in at about 3 - 6 months. I can't say the magic has kicked in yet, but I'm still forming habit, still operating out of willpower over what I want to do. I'm waiting for the magic to kick ... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 16:57:50 EST 1600 Miles on My Virtual Walk Across America http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748362 > Baby steps > <BR> <BR> > Choices I can live with for a lifetime > <BR> <BR> > I have a choice > <BR> <BR> > I have never regretted a healthy choice > <BR> <BR> **1600 miles since April 1, 2010 ~ in Walnut, KS <BR> <BR> **I am the tortoise, but moving forward is better than not moving at all. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1109759792.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l436800079.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Photos from <link>exercise... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 16:03:46 EST Small Incentives as Rewards http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745213 Have I said I struggle with rewards? Yeah. That. Still. <BR> <BR> Well, SP offers some rewards, and I do find it a pleasure to find this in my inbox <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1919871114.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That is <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l339931860.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And I'm also happy to be getting back on this streak <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1761159185.jpg"> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 20:03:26 EST On Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743667 I have not been able to realistically continue to post a blog daily on a long term basis. I needed to do that during my 15 day streaks to keep myself accountable and motivated. But I'm working on some other things, too, and my time is limited. So I am just reporting in to say that I am 100% on track with my exercise plan for July of at minimum 10 minutes per day. It was tough to form the habit, but it's getting there. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l280463959.jp... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:56:00 EST Sustainable Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736244 I came across this post this evening by Diane Carbonell who has lost 158 pounds and kept it off for 16 years. It echoes my thoughts, my goals, my philosophy. <BR> <BR> I've said many times at the beginning of this journey: "changes I can live with for a lifetime." It's why I set a 10 fitness minutes per day goal to get back on track - because it's doable. When you have 100+ pounds to lose, doable is good; because, this is a marathon, not a sprint. <BR> <BR> Thanks, self. I needed that remi... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 19:40:12 EST Frustration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735584 So . . . the scale says I gained 9 pounds since last week's weigh in. Wha-a-a-a? I'm being faced with the temptation of giving up and eating whatever I please or restricting to an incredibly low caloric intake. <BR> <BR> I know, I know! None of these are adult or reasonable, but really!? <BR> <BR> That's my emotional rant. <BR> <em>225</em> <em>39</em> <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> Fact: <BR> *There is no way in the world this can be fat gain. That's 31,500 calories. There is NO WAY that... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 20:23:04 EST Rest Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733147 In balance to my June 1 blog about how I gained 20+ pounds, I'm working on a blog about how I'm working to arrest that downward spiral into the dark abyss to turn it around into an upward spiral. I expected to share it with you today, but I am finding it taking a great deal of concentration to write and much more painful than I expected. Maybe I'm not quite ready - or maybe it will end up being a journal entry instead of a blog. <BR> <BR> So, instead, I'm just here to say how much I'm enjoyi... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 14:28:35 EST One Healthy Choice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732425 I argued with myself about my walk this morning - again! But I've set a goal of 10 minutes of exercise per day in July - I have a schedule made out . . . and . . . I was able to tell myself "You can rest tomorrow." <BR> <BR> Here's to goals, commitments and rest days! <BR> <BR> So, I made one healthy choice and took a walk, did some hills, got my heart rate elevated, cooled down and stretched afterwards. Ultimately, that one healthy choice has some pretty far reaching benefits <BR> <BR> * ... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 10:12:02 EST Round 3 - Last Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732041 ^^ Round 3 of 15 day goal of at least 10 fitness minutes per day ^^ <BR> ^^ 1 rest day per week ^^ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1859011469.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l806791230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 2: 25 minutes fitness class <BR> ~ Day 3: 28 minute walk / 5 minutes stretching <BR> ~ Day 4: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> ~ Rest Day <BR> ~ Day 5: Goal not met - sick <BR> ~ Day 6: 31 mi... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 16:26:55 EST Round 3 Day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731230 ^^ Round 3 of 15 day goal of at least 10 fitness minutes per day ^^ <BR> ^^ 1 rest day per week ^^ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1859011469.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l806791230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 2: 25 minutes fitness class <BR> ~ Day 3: 28 minute walk / 5 minutes stretching <BR> ~ Day 4: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> ~ Rest Day <BR> ~ Day 5: Goal not met - sick <BR> ~ Day 6: 31 mi... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 10:33:57 EST Round 3 Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730832 ^^ Round 3 of 15 day goal of at least 10 fitness minutes per day ^^ <BR> ^^ 1 rest day per week ^^ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1859011469.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l806791230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 2: 25 minutes fitness class <BR> ~ Day 3: 28 minute walk / 5 minutes stretching <BR> ~ Day 4: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> ~ Rest Day <BR> ~ Day 5: Goal not met - sick <BR> ~ Day 6: 31 mi... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 19:51:01 EST Round 3 Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730056 ^^ Round 3 of 15 day goal of at least 10 fitness minutes per day ^^ <BR> ^^ 1 rest day per week ^^ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1859011469.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l806791230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 2: 25 minutes fitness class <BR> ~ Day 3: 28 minute walk / 5 minutes stretching <BR> ~ Day 4: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> ~ Rest Day <BR> ~ Day 5: Goal not met - sick <BR> ~ Day 6: 31 mi... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 19:26:36 EST Round 3 Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729260 ^^ Round 3 of 15 day goal of at least 10 fitness minutes per day ^^ <BR> ^^ 1 rest day per week ^^ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1859011469.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l806791230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 2: 25 minutes fitness class <BR> ~ Day 3: 28 minute walk / 5 minutes stretching <BR> ~ Day 4: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> ~ Rest Day <BR> ~ Day 5: Goal not met - sick <BR> ~ Day 6: 31 mi... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:07:15 EST Round 3 Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727738 ^^ Round 3 of 15 day goal of at least 10 fitness minutes per day ^^ <BR> ^^ 1 rest day per week ^^ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1859011469.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l806791230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 2: 25 minutes fitness class <BR> ~ Day 3: 28 minute walk / 5 minutes stretching <BR> ~ Day 4: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> ~ Rest Day <BR> ~ Day 5: Goal not met - sick <BR> ~ Day 6: 31 mi... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 12:40:53 EST Round 3 Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726653 ^^ Round 3 of 15 day goal of at least 10 fitness minutes per day ^^ <BR> ^^ 1 rest day per week ^^ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1859011469.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l806791230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 2: 25 minutes fitness class <BR> ~ Day 3: 28 minute walk / 5 minutes stretching <BR> ~ Day 4: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> ~ Rest Day <BR> ~ Day 5: Goal not met - sick <BR> ~ Day 6: 31 mi... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 21:09:14 EST Round 3 Day 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725871 ^^ Round 3 of 15 day goal of at least 10 fitness minutes per day ^^ <BR> ^^ 1 rest day per week ^^ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1859011469.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l806791230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 2: 25 minutes fitness class <BR> ~ Day 3: 28 minute walk / 5 minutes stretching <BR> ~ Day 4: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> ~ Rest Day <BR> ~ Day 5: Goal not met - sick <BR> ~ Day 6: 31 mi... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 20:10:54 EST Round 3 Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725200 ^^ Round 3 of 15 day goal of at least 10 fitness minutes per day ^^ <BR> ^^ 1 rest day per week ^^ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1859011469.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l806791230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 2: 25 minutes fitness class <BR> ~ Day 3: 28 minute walk / 5 minutes stretching <BR> ~ Day 4: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> ~ Rest Day <BR> ~ Day 5: Goal not met - sick <BR> ~ Day 6: 31 mi... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 22:09:19 EST Round 3 Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724422 ^^ Round 3 of 15 day goal of at least 10 fitness minutes per day ^^ <BR> ^^ 1 rest day per week ^^ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1859011469.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l806791230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 2: 25 minutes fitness class <BR> ~ Day 3: 28 minute walk / 5 minutes stretching <BR> ~ Day 4: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> ~ Rest Day <BR> ~ Day 5: Goal not met - unless you count hanging ... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:03:28 EST Round 3 Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722620 ^^ Round 3 of 15 day goal of at least 10 fitness minutes per day ^^ <BR> ^^ 1 rest day per week ^^ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1859011469.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l806791230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 2: 25 minutes fitness class <BR> ~ Day 3: 28 minute walk / 5 minutes stretching <BR> ~ Day 4: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> <BR> The map I showed yesterday was SP's fitness maps. <BR> <B... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 08:30:09 EST Round 3 Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722006 ^^ Round 3 of 15 day goal of at least 10 fitness minutes per day ^^ <BR> ^^ 1 rest day per week ^^ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1859011469.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l806791230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 2: 25 minutes fitness class <BR> ~ Day 3: 28 minute walk / 5 minutes stretching <BR> <BR> I am taking a vacation day today and Monday. So I was able to get my walk in first thing this mor... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 10:00:35 EST Round 3 Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721626 ^^ Round 3 of 15 day goal of at least 10 fitness minutes per day ^^ <BR> ^^ 1 rest day per week ^^ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1859011469.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l806791230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 2: 25 minutes fitness class <BR> <BR> I overate this evening. No, that's an understatement. I binged this evening. On cookies. This hasn't happened since I did my sugar fast in April. Why ... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:52:51 EST Round 3 Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720918 ^^ Round 3 of 15 day goal of at least 10 fitness minutes per day ^^ <BR> ^^ 1 rest day per week ^^ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1859011469.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l806791230.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1308322214.jpg"> <BR> Wed, 18 Jun 2014 20:50:09 EST Round 2 Day 15 - Last Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720120 Round 2 = another 15 days of at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 27 minute walk / 5 minutes stretching / 30 minutes spading, planting flowers <BR> ~ Day 2: 30 minutes strength training <BR> ~ Day 3: 33 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 4: 20 minutes strength training / 5 minutes stretching / 30 minutes hoeing-mulching <BR> ~ Day 5: 10 minute walk on break at work / 20 minutes hoeing garden <BR> ~ Day 6: 24 minute walk <BR> ~ Day 7: Goal not met <BR> ~ Day 8: 10 minutes strength... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 19:42:49 EST Round 2 Day 14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719344 Round 2 = another 15 days of at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 27 minute walk / 5 minutes stretching / 30 minutes spading, planting flowers <BR> ~ Day 2: 30 minutes strength training <BR> ~ Day 3: 33 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 4: 20 minutes strength training / 5 minutes stretching / 30 minutes hoeing-mulching <BR> ~ Day 5: 10 minute walk on break at work / 20 minutes hoeing garden <BR> ~ Day 6: 24 minute walk <BR> ~ Day 7: Goal not met <BR> ~ Day 8: 10 minutes strength... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 19:55:42 EST Round 2 Day 13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718052 Round 2 = another 15 days of at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 27 minute walk / 5 minutes stretching / 30 minutes spading, planting flowers <BR> ~ Day 2: 30 minutes strength training <BR> ~ Day 3: 33 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 4: 20 minutes strength training / 5 minutes stretching / 30 minutes hoeing-mulching <BR> ~ Day 5: 10 minute walk on break at work / 20 minutes hoeing garden <BR> ~ Day 6: 24 minute walk <BR> ~ Day 7: Goal not met <BR> ~ Day 8: 10 minutes strength... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 20:35:33 EST Round 2 Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717430 Round 2 = another 15 days of at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 27 minute walk / 5 minutes stretching / 30 minutes spading, planting flowers <BR> ~ Day 2: 30 minutes strength training <BR> ~ Day 3: 33 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 4: 20 minutes strength training / 5 minutes stretching / 30 minutes hoeing-mulching <BR> ~ Day 5: 10 minute walk on break at work / 20 minutes hoeing garden <BR> ~ Day 6: 24 minute walk <BR> ~ Day 7: Goal not met <BR> ~ Day 8: 10 minutes strength... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 20:37:58 EST Round 2 Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716735 Round 2 = another 15 days of at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 27 minute walk / 5 minutes stretching / 30 minutes spading, planting flowers <BR> ~ Day 2: 30 minutes strength training <BR> ~ Day 3: 33 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 4: 20 minutes strength training / 5 minutes stretching / 30 minutes hoeing-mulching <BR> ~ Day 5: 10 minute walk on break at work / 20 minutes hoeing garden <BR> ~ Day 6: 24 minute walk <BR> ~ Day 7: Goal not met <BR> ~ Day 8: 10 minutes strength... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 20:11:20 EST Round 2 Day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716014 Round 2 = another 15 days of at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 27 minute walk / 5 minutes stretching / 30 minutes spading, planting flowers <BR> ~ Day 2: 30 minutes strength training <BR> ~ Day 3: 33 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 4: 20 minutes strength training / 5 minutes stretching / 30 minutes hoeing-mulching <BR> ~ Day 5: 10 minute walk on break at work / 20 minutes hoeing garden <BR> ~ Day 6: 24 minute walk <BR> ~ Day 7: Goal not met <BR> ~ Day 8: 10 minutes strength... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 20:07:19 EST Round 2 Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715215 Round 2 = another 15 days of at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 27 minute walk / 5 minutes stretching / 30 minutes spading, planting flowers <BR> ~ Day 2: 30 minutes strength training <BR> ~ Day 3: 33 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 4: 20 minutes strength training / 5 minutes stretching / 30 minutes hoeing-mulching <BR> ~ Day 5: 10 minute walk on break at work / 20 minutes hoeing garden <BR> ~ Day 6: 24 minute walk <BR> ~ Day 7: Goal not met <BR> ~ Day 8: 10 minutes strengt... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 19:34:13 EST Round 2, Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714346 Round 2 = another 15 days of at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 27 minute walk / 5 minutes stretching / 30 minutes spading, planting flowers <BR> ~ Day 2: 30 minutes strength training <BR> ~ Day 3: 33 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 4: 20 minutes strength training / 5 minutes stretching / 30 minutes hoeing-mulching <BR> ~ Day 5: 10 minute walk on break at work / 20 minutes hoeing garden <BR> ~ Day 6: 24 minute walk <BR> ~ Day 7: Goal not met - it's a long story and full of ... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 16:22:11 EST Round 2 Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712938 Round 2 = another 15 days of at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> ~ Day 1: 27 minute walk / 5 minutes stretching / 30 minutes spading, planting flowers <BR> ~ Day 2: 30 minutes strength training <BR> ~ Day 3: 33 minutes Zumba <BR> ~ Day 4: 20 minutes strength training / 5 minutes stretching / 30 minutes hoeing-mulching <BR> ~ Day 5: 10 minute walk on break at work / 20 minutes hoeing garden <BR> ~ Day 6: 24 minute walk <BR> <BR> Today was a busy day at my Dad's - shopping, fo... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 16:54:12 EST