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/ 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 Round 2 Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712333 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> <BR> When I started exercising again 21 days ago after my 5 month hiatus, I was r... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 20:19:12 EST In Retrospect http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711560 So . . . if you read my blog several days ago outlining how it happened that I gained 20 pounds after 3 years of maintaining a 50 pound loss, I promised that I would post some ideas of what I could have done differently to minimize the damage. <BR> <BR> Planning! Planning is key on this journey, and I failed to plan. Here are some things I might have done. <BR> <BR> FOOD <em>341</em> <BR> * Prepare breakfast sandwiches and freeze them for run and go, either on whole wheat English muffins... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 20:06:48 EST Round 2 Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710746 Round 2 - 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> <BR> I was hungry as a bear today - ate the same breakfast, morning snack and lunch as I had yesterday, and was NOT hungry yesterday. I was also very tired physically and emotionally today. All tied together, I presume. But I conquered the beast, relied on an e... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 18:54:18 EST Round 2 Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709982 Round 2 - 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> <BR> <em>39</em> Disappointed the scale has not shown a loss. <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> Discouraged with the ground I've lost. <BR> <BR> <em>245</em> Trying to forgive myself for allowing myself to get into this situation. <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> Sparked by the words of a spark ... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 19:53:24 EST Stamina, Strength and Speed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709085 Discouraging how much stamina, strength and speed one loses in 5 months of inattentiveness. Feels like I'm starting from square 1. Discouraged but determined. Only one way to go: forward <BR> <BR> Round 2 - 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> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1422432033.jpg"> Mon, 2 Jun 2014 16:29:27 EST How I Gained 20+ Pounds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708245 Ouch! This is painful! <BR> <BR> I've started this blog several times and it just seemed too painful, too personal. But if I don't face it - own it - I'll not learn from my mistakes. <BR> <BR> I maintained a 50 pound loss for 3 years - through grief, stress, pain and the incorrigible year 2013, the year to remember! <BR> <BR> But when my husband had his second knee replacement 8 months after the first one - on the same knee - with complications that turned our world upside down, coupled w... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 17:25:41 EST Day 15 Mini Goal Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707585 Day 15 of a 15 day streak for at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> Day 1: 15 minute walk <BR> Day 2: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> Day 3: 25 minute walk <BR> Day 4: 35 minute walk in hike-type terrain <BR> Day 5: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> Day 6: 20 minutes stretching <BR> Day 7: 10 minute walk on my lunch break / 5 minutes stretching <BR> Day 8: 120 minutes planting garden <BR> Day 9: 15 minutes Walk at Home w/ Leslie Sansone / 5 minutes stretching <BR> Day 10: 60 minutes pla... Sat, 31 May 2014 17:02:45 EST Day 14 Mini Goal Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707055 Day 14 of a 15 day streak for at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> Day 1: 15 minute walk <BR> Day 2: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> Day 3: 25 minute walk <BR> Day 4: 35 minute walk in hike-type terrain <BR> Day 5: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> Day 6: 20 minutes stretching <BR> Day 7: 10 minute walk on my lunch break / 5 minutes stretching <BR> Day 8: 120 minutes planting garden <BR> Day 9: 15 minutes Walk at Home w/ Leslie Sansone / 5 minutes stretching <BR> Day 10: 60 minutes planting gard... Fri, 30 May 2014 20:24:33 EST Day 13 Mini Goal Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706291 Day 13 of a 15 day streak for at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> Day 1: 15 minute walk <BR> Day 2: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> Day 3: 25 minute walk <BR> Day 4: 35 minute walk in hike-type terrain <BR> Day 5: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> Day 6: 20 minutes stretching <BR> Day 7: 10 minute walk on my lunch break / 5 minutes stretching <BR> Day 8: 120 minutes planting garden <BR> Day 9: 15 minutes Walk at Home w/ Leslie Sansone / 5 minutes stretching <BR> Day 10: 60 minutes pla... Thu, 29 May 2014 20:17:03 EST Day 12 Mini Goal Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705476 Day 12 of a 15 day streak for at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> Day 1: 15 minute walk <BR> Day 2: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> Day 3: 25 minute walk <BR> Day 4: 35 minute walk in hike-type terrain <BR> Day 5: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> Day 6: 20 minutes stretching <BR> Day 7: 10 minute walk on my lunch break / 5 minutes stretching <BR> Day 8: 120 minutes planting garden <BR> Day 9: 15 minutes Walk at Home w/ Leslie Sansone / 5 minutes stretching <BR> Day 10: 60 minutes pla... Wed, 28 May 2014 19:51:16 EST Day 11 Mini Goal Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704701 Day 11 of a 15 day streak for at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> Day 1: 15 minute walk <BR> Day 2: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> Day 3: 25 minute walk <BR> Day 4: 35 minute walk in hike-type terrain <BR> Day 5: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> Day 6: 20 minutes stretching <BR> Day 7: 10 minute walk on my lunch break / 5 minutes stretching <BR> Day 8: 120 minutes planting garden <BR> Day 9: 15 minutes Walk at Home w/ Leslie Sansone / 5 minutes stretching <BR> Day 10: 60 minutes pla... Tue, 27 May 2014 21:30:10 EST Day 10 Mini Goal Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703553 Day 10 of a 15 day streak for at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> Day 1: 15 minute walk <BR> Day 2: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> Day 3: 25 minute walk <BR> Day 4: 35 minute walk in hike-type terrain <BR> Day 5: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> Day 6: 20 minutes stretching <BR> Day 7: 10 minute walk on my lunch break / 5 minutes stretching <BR> Day 8: 120 minutes planting garden <BR> Day 9: 15 minutes Walk at Home w/ Leslie Sanson / 5 minutes stretching <BR> Day 10: 60 minutes plan... Mon, 26 May 2014 13:16:38 EST Day 9 Mini Goal Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702866 Day 9 of a 15 day streak for at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> Day 1: 15 minute walk <BR> Day 2: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> Day 3: 25 minute walk <BR> Day 4: 35 minute walk in hike-type terrain <BR> Day 5: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> Day 6: 20 minutes stretching <BR> Day 7: 10 minute walk on my lunch break / 5 minutes stretching <BR> Day 8: 120 minutes planting garden <BR> Day 9: 15 minutes Walk at Home w/ Leslie Sanson / 5 minutes stretching <BR> <BR> <img src="http://... Sun, 25 May 2014 14:44:33 EST Day 8 Mini Goal Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702207 Day 8 of a 15 day streak for at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> Day 1: 15 minute walk <BR> Day 2: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> Day 3: 25 minute walk <BR> Day 4: 35 minute walk in hike-type terrain <BR> Day 5: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> Day 6: 20 minutes stretching <BR> Day 7: 10 minute walk on my lunch break / 5 minutes stretching <BR> Day 8: 120 minutes planting garden <BR> <BR> It took me close to 3 hours, but I figured I had about an hour of little breaks, micro-planning... Sat, 24 May 2014 14:20:18 EST Day 7 Mini Goal Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701501 Day 7 of a 15 day streak for at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> Day 1: 15 minute walk <BR> Day 2: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> Day 3: 25 minute walk <BR> Day 4: 35 minute walk in hike-type terrain <BR> Day 5: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> Day 6: 20 minutes stretching <BR> Day 7: 10 minute walk on my lunch break / 5 minutes stretching <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1367962276.jpg"> Fri, 23 May 2014 12:55:57 EST Day 6 Mini Goal Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700992 Day 6 of a 15 day streak for at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> Day 1: 15 minute walk <BR> Day 2: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> Day 3: 25 minute walk <BR> Day 4: 35 minute walk in hike-type terrain <BR> Day 5: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> Day 6: 20 minutes stretching <BR> <BR> My intent for today was a 30 minute strength training session in fitness class at my workplace. But when I got there, I was the only one there. So I asked if we could do some stretching. I have been having... Thu, 22 May 2014 19:36:32 EST Day 5 Mini Goal Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700212 Day 5 of a 15 day streak for at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> Day 1: 15 minute walk <BR> Day 2: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> Day 3: 25 minute walk <BR> Day 4: 35 minute walk in hike-type terrain <BR> Day 5: 30 minutes Zumba <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l269329751.jpg"> Wed, 21 May 2014 18:21:24 EST Day 4 Mini Goal Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699484 Day 4 of a 15 day streak for at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> Day 1: 15 minute walk <BR> Day 2: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> Day 3: 25 minute walk <BR> Day 4: 35 minute walk in hike-type terrain (my #2 favorite walking place) <BR> <BR> I had intended 30 minutes+ of strength training today in fitness class at work, but my work schedule did not allow me to duck out in time or that. Previously, I would have just come home and skipped it. This goal and this accountability got me... Tue, 20 May 2014 19:51:34 EST Day 3 Mini Goal Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698673 Day 3 of a 15 day streak for at least 10 minutes of exercise per day <BR> <BR> Day 1: 15 minute walk <BR> Day 2: 10 minutes elliptical <BR> Day 3: 25 minute walk <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l747280193.jpg"> Mon, 19 May 2014 19:06:05 EST Remainder of May's Mini Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697724 To try to "upkick" my exercise, my goal is for at least 10 minutes a day for the next two weeks - until the end of May. My sugar free spark streak several weeks ago helped curb the junk food cravings, I'm hoping this might whet the appetite for exercise. And I think it's a SMART goal. <BR> <BR> S pecific <BR> M easurable <BR> A ttainable <BR> R elevant <BR> T ime-based <BR> <BR> In the "You on a Diet" book, they recommend 30 minutes of cardio exercise per day, plus 5 minutes stretching and ... Sun, 18 May 2014 14:40:52 EST Fear of Failure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697020 Sometimes fear of failure holds me back from success <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l637798982.jpg"> Sat, 17 May 2014 12:14:09 EST A Eureka Moment? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693596 I struggle with evening noshing! It seems to be my most hungry and insatiable time of day. Then I tend to reach out for unhealthful junk foods instead of wholesome nurturing foods. If it wouldn't be for the evening cravings, it nearly seems like weight loss might be easy. <BR> <BR> I've contemplated why it is that I get so hungry evenings. Just this morning, something occurred to me. <BR> <BR> I drink water all day until I arrive home from work. By that time I have my 8 cups (or more) in, a... Mon, 12 May 2014 17:34:52 EST No food tracking? Liberating! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692273 While on my afternoon commute, I have been listening to "You on a Diet: The Owner's Manual for Waist Management" by Dr. Michael F. Roizen and Dr. Mehmet C. Oz <BR> <BR> <link>www.amazon.com/You-On-Diet-Owners-Ma<BR>nagement/dp/0743563638 </link> <BR> <BR> I can't absorb things as well listening to it as I can when reading and making notes, but I've found a lot of food for thought. It came highly recommended by sparker ~INDYGIRL who has lost 220 pounds. <BR> <BR> I have said I have ... Sat, 10 May 2014 22:46:02 EST