WARRIOR11209's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WARRIOR11209 WARRIOR11209'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/ I AM AFRAID THAT I AM OUT OF CONTROL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757174 I am not handling stress well and as a result I am using food to self medicate. I have kept the weight (100 pounds) that I lost off since 2007, but right now I have a lot going on that I an not control and I am self medicating with food. We are buying a town home and the process has been hell. THe first deal fell through - the seller went with another offer while we were in attorney review ( a long story but on the upside we found another better town home),. NOW we are waiting for final loan ... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 22:18:07 EST WHEN THE SCALE MOVES IN THE WRONG DIRECTION - CHANGE IS NEEDED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727337 So I hopped my happy self on the scale and the number was up 4 pound from 2 weeks ago. what the heck??? Time to make some changes. I have to start walking again during lunch and writing down everything that I eat, buy fruit to snack on and drink more water...all things that I fell down on during the past 2 weeks. Am I shocked - yep , because I really though that I was losing weight. Am I defeated ...heck no, it is all good. Still working on my goal to lose one pound per week. I CAN do this o... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:25:05 EST NEGATIVE CHATTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582877 I was in spin class an the negative internal talk started, " I will never get back in shape", " I am so much slower than I was before the surgery". And then I looked in the mirror and realized that I was spinning next to a woman who lost her son a few months ago. Automatic attitude re-set!!!! Sun, 5 Jan 2014 11:29:59 EST Feeling BETTER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5554887 Two weeks post surgery and I am beginning to feel more like "me."Not quite ready to workout yet, but I claim a small victory in not needing to take a nap every 4 hours like a newborn. lol Although I will be able to return to work on Thursday, I know that it will take another 4 weeks before I can take a spin class so for now walking has become my means of exercise. And it will be at least another 6 weeks before I can work on my core....which I might add is looking pretty pitiful at this time b... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 09:11:53 EST ON A MINI-SABBATICAL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548553 Not sure where to start. I now realize that God, exercise and healthy eating = spiritual connectedness healthy and stronger body. I never made the connection that my healthy lifestyle would help me recover from surgery. On Monday I had the tail of my pancreas in addition to my spleen removed. Short story is I had an MRI 7 yrs ago and a cyst was found on my pancreas. The cyst was watched for 7 yrs - no change , this June the cyst grew 3x its size!!! Many , many , many further tests to determi... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 17:40:03 EST MY DAUGHTER IS STUDYING ABROAD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484759 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l383576274.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l745236673.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> My daughter is studying abroad in France. These are pictures from her apartment in France. I am so happy for her and proud of her and although I do miss her dearly... I also wish I were there RIGHT NOW!!! lol <em>30</em> <BR> PS that is NOT her in the pic Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:21:31 EST ROBIN EMMONS- A CNN STORY THAT MADE ME FEEL GOOD!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484753 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1531597596.jpg"> <BR> This is a woman who has taken measures to combat food deserts - area where people do not have access to large supermarkets and must feed themselves from convenience stores. People in food deserts do get fresh produce. Here's her story - <BR> <BR> <link>www.cnn.com/2013/09/12/living/cnnher<BR>oes-emmons-food-deserts/index.html#dis<BR>qus_thread </link> Fri, 13 Sep 2013 16:07:11 EST I WON!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468717 When my children were younger I would always enroll them in the summer reading program that was sponsored by our public library. The kids are now older ,24 and 20 and are avid readers <em>30</em> ! I noticed that the library now has an adult version of the summer reading program - basically read and review the books that you have read for the summer and win stuff. Since I am reading anyway I decided to enter. Yesterday in the middle of a really trying day at work, I get a call that I hav... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 09:33:04 EST Being Prepared http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413197 I struggled with the invitation - 3 friends wanted to get together for lunch and I panicked. I am just getting my eating mojo back and I did not want to lose it; I am at the point where one slice of cake can become a slice of cake everyday for a month. My first reaction was to say , "No" and pass on spending time with my friends (one who I have not seen in about 2-3 yrs). Not going would be ridiculous and I would miss the fun of catching up on what has gone on in our lives. <BR> <BR> Not w... Sun, 7 Jul 2013 11:38:32 EST Day #12 of Making a Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374617 I am back!!! On 6/20/13 I started on the journey to get my exercise groove back. I was doing the bare minimum (24 minutes ) last semester; an exchange of exercise time for study time that I was all too willing to make. Returning to school has become very important to me and I want to do the best that I can academically. Unfortunately this exchange had negative consequences such as reduced muscle mass, reduced strength , not much effect on cardio capacity. So I started a 21 day quest to make e... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 12:57:19 EST Day #6 of Making a Habit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367478 On 5/20 I made the decision to make exercise, once again , a habit in my life. The theory is - it takes 21 consecutive days to make a habit , so my plan is to work out for 21 consecutive days for at least 30 minutes to get back on the exercise track. This week I worked out Monday - Saturday for a total of 543 minutes and I feel great. From working out at the gym to walking 45 minutes during lunch, I can actually feel my body responding to the exercise. <BR> So far : <BR> <BR> I am sleeping... Sat, 25 May 2013 10:45:50 EST NOW THAT FINALS ARE OVER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5362387 It has been a busy semester. Spanish 2 and Human Bio tried to kick butt. I made the conscious decision to reduce the number of hours spend at the gym - going back to school was something that I have wanted to do since I left college and I am determined to finish PLUS I am now a Phi Theta Kappa and I am bound and determined to remain in the honor society. Two A's and many papers and oral presentations later .. I am ready to get back on the exercise track. <BR> <BR> I have done a lot of readin... Mon, 20 May 2013 14:19:35 EST 2013 - The Year of Smart Training http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5191230 It is 9:00am and I am finished my exercising for the day. I did a killer 7am sports conditioning workout at the gym. Imagine being challenged both in strength training and cardio conditioning for one hour ....then multiply this torture by 10x and now you have the sports conditioning class at my gym. In the past I would take this class , then do strength training for an hour THEN a killer spin class for another hour and THEN yoga. I did this for the last 2 years EVERY Saturday. And I wondered... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 09:06:12 EST Food/Eating and Emotions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183735 Talking to a friend after spin class today , I realized that eating satisfies many needs in people. The obvious one is to feed our bodies and replenish nutrients lost or needed by the body. But how often did I continue to eat after I was full- eating sometimes to the point of being stuffed but still looking for more? Eating then becomes something else- it is a malfunction of the brain , where instead of reacting to boredom, excitement , depression with an appropriate physical or mental reacti... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 11:54:34 EST Sometimes you're just tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5127708 So I am sitting here and craving food. Not broccoli, not a salad , not even sardines (which I have developed a sudden taste for. So disappointed in myself. They are sardines for heaven's sake. I started eating them for the calcium and now I actually like them <em>2</em> )- no I want cake, cookies or even a couple of sandwiches with mayo, american chesse and anything else that will clog my arteries. Before I got up to raid the fridge , I took 5 minutes to analyze what was going on and I fou... Wed, 7 Nov 2012 20:03:31 EST I feel good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5123614 I can honestly say that I took a huge step backwards this week. Not only did I fall off the healthy eating bandwagon , but the wagon then ran my butt over. lol This was the one and only time that I have really gotten out of hand since I lost 100 pounds over 4 or 5 years ago( I no longer hold on to the date because my life is much more than the day that I entered one-derland) . The difference now is that I know what I need to so to get back on track. Went to the gym this morning (running on g... Sun, 4 Nov 2012 13:16:03 EST LINDA, SANDY AND ME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117743 I am so very thankful to have survived the wrath of hurricane Sandy. No sustained power outages , my family woke up today and are safe with only a few downed tree. Some neighbors lost their roofs, two lost their lives in a car accident and many are stranded. For them I pray. <BR> <BR> I did experience a death unrelated to the storm , on Saturday one of my co-workers suddenly passed away. Linda worked with our practice for 16 years and I grieve for our loss. We would not have been described a... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:11:29 EST Learning and It Is Only Jan 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4666106 This year I decided not to make resolutions. My goals are weekly, based on what happens the week prior . Whatever works I continue forward with , what did not , then gets tweaked. One of the things that has been tweaked is my attitude. I am notorious for becoming very negative when things do not work out for me . When I am having a difficult time with school - I tend to brand my whole life as being difficult , unsuccessful and not worthwhile. That pity party NEVER worked but yet I continued w... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 12:25:00 EST A Hospice Tale...story...event? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4559676 This is a horrible time for my family and I. My mother has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of uterine cancer which has spead and has created horrific devastation in her body. Her doctor told us exactly 2 weeks ago today that there was no hope and that she had days to live and that hospice was the only solution. At that time she was in pain and was on massive amounts of morphine. My mother is one brave woman. When told the news she said that thisis not what she expected but everyone mus... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 09:56:03 EST More Half Marathon 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4139455 So I did the More Half marathon today and I had the best time. Went with my group and walked the whole race because I am still rehabing my ankel(I tore ligaments in my ankle in October). 3.13 was my time and I think that was fabulous considering that I di d not train at all!!! Only cross training on the spin bike and strength training. BUT I think I have my walking/running mojo back. I felt good after being out there on the course today , I felt empowered that I stuck to it and there was nev... Sun, 3 Apr 2011 19:16:00 EST Thanks for all the comments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3879659 I want to thank all the Sparkers who supported me during and after my father's passing. I will eventually thank everyone individually but I want all to know that the messages that were left on both my blog and my page meant alot to me during this time. The 3 things that are getting me through this are my DH, my sparkfriends and exercise. My DH because he totally understands me and will not let other family members to play their guilt games on me, my sparkfriends because they are there all tim... Sun, 2 Jan 2011 09:41:02 EST So We Wait http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3863557 This has been a tumultuous week- the holidays, my daughter getting into her third college , and getting her second full-scholarship, me getting A's in my classes (first semester back)my son getting A' and B's(and another grade that we will not mention :-) and my father is in the hospital dying- he has stomach cancer but will die of other complications. <BR> There have been moments where I go from elation to sadness to anger to confusion. And I know this sounds contradictory , but mostly I hav... Sun, 26 Dec 2010 20:19:53 EST WHEN A PARENT BECOMES ILL... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3838033 My father has been diagnosed with a reoccurance of stomach cancer and this time it is terminal -the doctors are giving him 6 months to a yr to live. Presently he is in the hospital with a host of problems and goes in and out of being lucid. We have been estranged for a number of yr(yes, I did grow up with him in the house and yes, he is married to my mom- so no those are not the issues) and he requested that my brother call me. He got on the phone and apologized for all that he had done and ... Sat, 11 Dec 2010 13:46:05 EST BACK ON TRACK!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3806806 I so overate yesterday - 2 desserts, pancakes for breakfast , sweet potatoes, homemade mac and cheese, turkey , stuffing- you name it , if it wasn't nailed down I ate it. This morning I promptly got up , took my stuffed self to spin and body pump classes and I am feeling better. This year my resolve is different - Thanksgiving is one day in 365 and I will not let the overeating go past the one day. In the past I would start overeating with Halloween(starting with 3 large bags of Reeses peanut... Fri, 26 Nov 2010 12:17:35 EST A Doctor's Tale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3801573 So , I wake up last night in excruciating pain - my throat felt like a 3 alarm fire and I can not turn my neck left or right and the first thing I think of is MENINGITIS!!!!! I work in the medical field and read too many damned medical articles . For me , this would have been a time when ignorance is bliss. So, DH and I run to the ER - they take bloodwork samples, give me a muscle relaxer and pain killer - enough so that I am able to get some rest. When I wake up the doctors are talking about... Tue, 23 Nov 2010 11:06:15 EST JUST A QUICK BLOG...BECAUSE I SHOULD BE STUDYING!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3788468 Contest results are in and I came in first place for most classes taken at the gym for the last 8 weeks-96 classes ( I won by 3 classes - my friend was on my butt until the very end) and I came in 3rd for weight loss- 6%. Can I get a <em>244</em> ? lol So that is a total of $600 that I can use at the gym! So excited! Once my ankle is 100% I am going to take boot camp classes -5:30am 3x per week for 1hr - it is BRUTAL and a couple of personal training sessions to train on the TRX. I am psych... Tue, 16 Nov 2010 18:22:00 EST NOW A SIDE OF ME THAT YOU DO NOT RARELY SEE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3771611 By now you know that I participated for 8 weeks in a contest at the gym- most weight lost and most classes attended. The contest endedYESTERDAY and I received an email today from the gym that that all stats for weight loss and pedometers(we also had a most number of steps taken daily) are due FRIDAY?? FRIDAY ?? What the ham sandwich?? The contest ended YESTERDAY!!!!! I shot them an email to voice my displeasure because I am not the only person who thinks this stinks. To all my Spark family -... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 22:46:13 EST THE LAST DAY OF THE CONTEST http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3767340 Today is the last day of the contest at the gym!! Honestly, I am sooo glad that it is over. According to my scale I lost 5 pounds , according to the gym scale it's 10- which proves one thing- I can not get crazy over the numbers on the scale because each scale has it's own evil agenda. What I am happy about is that I have lost 4 1/8 inches overall and I am down a size in pants. So the one pair of pants that I could not get into 8 weeks ago now fit (they are big in the waist- thank you Body P... Sun, 7 Nov 2010 08:17:01 EST THE LAST DAY OF THE CONTEST http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3767339 Today is the last day of the contest at the gym!! Honestly, I am sooo glad that it is over. According to my scale I lost 5 pounds , according to the gym scale it's 10- which proves one thing- I can not get crazy over the numbers on the scale because each scale has it's own evil agenda. What I am happy about is that I have lost 4 1/8 inches overall and I am down a size in pants. So the one pair of pants that I could not get into 8 weeks ago now fit (they are big in the waist- thank you Body P... Sun, 7 Nov 2010 08:17:01 EST INJURIES STINK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3753496 I have a sprained(I hope ) ankle. Yesterday during sports conditioning I was really into the class. I was on station#1- a mini obstacle course - hopping over 3 low hurdles, side slide over 5 low hurdles then jump on or over a step raised on 10 risers. I was so pleased with myself - I went through the course for 2 times - someone yells, "Go Denise!!" , I then turn on the power and going over the 3 low hurdles- I land smack on my ankle - the ankle twists and snaps back and I know immediately th... Mon, 1 Nov 2010 09:20:11 EST THE LAST TWO AND A HALF WEEKS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3726935 So the contest at the gym is almost over - I am first in the number of classes taken since September 13th and third in % of pounds lost. Folks , I am BEAT!!!!! I had some family obligations - back-to-school night for my daughter(my LAST ONE - yippee , but I digress), marching band obligations(ditto ..for daughter) so I went from being 5 classes ahead of my nearest competitor (who is my best workout buddy) to a mere 2 classes ahead! So I have to stay on my game. PLUS the gym changed the time... Tue, 19 Oct 2010 21:05:14 EST PEAK GOES PINK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3705962 I had a great day! The gym hosted an outdoor circuit training to benefit Susan G. Komen Breast cancer association. 100% of the proceeds went to breast cancer research- entry fee, shirts , hats, a silent auction. We had 10 stations in the park- every 2nd station, a breast cancer survivor told her story, after every 3rd station they made the group do something silly- the chicken dance , the hockey pokey. It was a combination of a sad, inspirational and fun day. I was one of the team leaders- T... Sun, 10 Oct 2010 18:21:26 EST IT IS WHAT IT IS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3688364 Yesterday I went to 3 classes at the gym, did not drink nearly enough water, went to 2 band competitions for my daughter and only got 5 hrs sleep last night. So , this morning, instead of going to 2 classes at the gym, I took 2 bottles of water, climbed back in bed and I am going back to sleep. <BR> Rest is what I need today and rest i what I what I shall get - this is my gift to myself <em>102</em> <em>91</em> Sun, 3 Oct 2010 08:07:44 EST END OF WEEK #2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3671421 The contest for the Biggest loser and the most classes taken at my gym continues. Last week I took a total of 11 classes <BR> Mon- body pump- dropped spin- I was beat <BR> Tues- spin class @ 5:30am then a sports conditioning class @ 6:00pm <BR> Wed- spin <BR> Thurs-spin and yoga <BR> Fri- rest day <BR> Sat- body pump, spin, fusion yoga <BR> Sun-sports conditioning and then yoga. <BR> <BR> This makes a total of 23 classes in 2 week, and my nearest competitors have taken 21 and 15 classes, re... Sun, 26 Sep 2010 12:30:59 EST RESULTS -FIRST WEEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3659780 So I am in first place for the Most Classes Attended at my gym! The contest lasts 8 weeks and for the first week I did 12 classes in 7 days!! My nearest competitor( a good friend) took 11 classes. So... <BR> I threw down the gauntlet today and took a 5:30 am spin class AND and evening sports conditioning class. Unfortunately for my friend she took NO classes today ! HA, HA - that puts me ahead now by 3 classes. <em>20</em> <em>244</em> <BR> I am enjoying myself WAAAAAY too much <BR> But the... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 21:47:53 EST Ridiculousness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3650331 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l709509462.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l944891519.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you kidding me Kohl's??? I went shopping today and this is what I saw in Kohl's . Christmas in September . What the ham sandwich is going on in the retail world?? Sat, 18 Sep 2010 19:45:28 EST THE COMPETITION IS CRUMPLING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3645151 So it is day 4 of the 8week competition and there has been the first casualty- my main competition has said, " If you want first placve for the most number of classes , you can have it, I don't want it." She said that she's tired(tired..we just started and Saturday's plan is 3 classes- spin , body pump and fusion yoga- this is a new one so I have to see what's up with this one) Not sure if this is a tactic , but I am not backing down nor am I taking anything for granted-5 more classes this w... Thu, 16 Sep 2010 20:47:59 EST WEEK #1- TWELVE PLANNED CLASSES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3639053 The gym contest for the most classes completed in 8 weeks began this past Monday and here is my plan for week #1. I originally planned 13 classes but I had family stuff to do. <BR> <BR> Monday: 1 hr spin, 1 hr body pump <em>248</em> <BR> Tuesday: 1 spin class- 5:00am <em>248</em> <BR> Wednesday: 1 spin class, 1 body p ump class <em>248</em> <BR> Thursday:1 spin class,1yoga class <em>248</em> <BR> Friday - Rest <BR> Saturday:1 body pump,1 spin, 1 yoga fusion <em>248</em> this was TOUG... Tue, 14 Sep 2010 22:33:02 EST Goal for the contest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3607176 As you may have read , my gym is having 3 contests running from Sept 13 - Nov 8th -a Biggest Loser for highest percentage of weight lost , Highest Number of classes attended and10,000 steps per day. With each contest you can win $500/300/100 worth of gym merchandise - shirts, equipment , membership , personal training sessions,etc. I plan on joining 2 of the 3 (still contemplating the 10,000 steps - I am definitely going for biggest loser and highest number of classes attended- I already hol... Sat, 4 Sep 2010 18:18:54 EST Peak Performance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3583082 I am soo excited. My gym is having abunch of contests starting September 12th . <BR> Biggest Loser - you can win $500/$300/$200 prizes . For the people who losse the highest % of weight overall in 8 weeks <BR> <BR> Most classes attended - $300/$200/$100 for the people who attend the most classes in the same 8 weeks <BR> <BR> 10,000+ steps per day contest- <BR> <BR> They are also adding power yoga(?) classes and a speed training spin class, plus we are having a visit from a nutritionis... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 12:44:43 EST IT IS ALWAYS SOMETHING!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3581013 So it's 4:00pm and I'm in Kohl's trying on some pants. I look in the mirror and think,"Hmm, the colors in my sundress are fading." I am sad because I really like this sundress - Dark and light blue floral with purple woven in the pattern. Upon closer inspection I realize that I put the dress on the WRONG SIDE!!! <BR> <em>198</em> LOL!!! I have worn this dress all day long!! I have a history of wearing 2 different earrings but NEVER have I worn a dress on the wrong side ALL DAY LONG!!!! <BR... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 16:43:05 EST 12 miles for charity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3562084 Just got back from the charity ride - Columbia Trail Tromp - and I had a BALL!!!! Interesting since I have not been on an outdoor bike in at least 2 years!! <BR> <BR> Torched 1400 calories, average hr 142 ...bent bike rim and brake . <BR> Got to the ride ..socialized with my gym buddies - the race organizers were really nice - everyone was out to support a family who are raising funds for a local physician who is doing cancer research . 100% of the registration fee of $20 is going to the phy... Sun, 22 Aug 2010 10:31:22 EST OUCH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3558347 Woman who has not been on her bike for two years + new clip bike pedals + spin shoes+ stopping short and not being able to release shoes from pedals = road rash!!! Have a good weekend <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> P.S. - I am riding my bike in a charity race on Sunday...wish me luck!! Fri, 20 Aug 2010 20:53:48 EST Just Sayin' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3538711 I am so proud of myself- I am taking a sports conditioning class at my gym - class meets 2x per week and I take the Sunday class. It is TOUGH!!!!! Each week is different - an hour of cardio, strength training , balance challenges and anything else the owners can throw at you!! It took me about 4 weeks to build up the courage to attend the class - but now that I have being going for a few weeks, I am so proud every Sunday at 9:16 when I have successfully completed the challenges. Even with sor... Sun, 15 Aug 2010 10:05:54 EST ONE WORD- SHE_-LION, THIS IS NOT EASY!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3488958 I got this from She_Lion's blog and this was not an easy task <BR> Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? <BR> Purse <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> Home <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> Up <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> Swimmer <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> Disagreeable <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? <BR> Reading <BR> <BR> Your dream last night? <BR> Non... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 15:36:30 EST SO TRUE!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3464799 Not sure where I read this but a runner suggested that when she is really training hard she takes one easy day per week , 1 easy week per month and 1 easy month per year. She claims to be stronger when she takes this time. Originally I did not believe this until this week when I had no other choice to take an easy week due to other obligations - I worked out 280 minutes this week. I was freaking out because normally I work out alot more than this - I was expecting to gain weight and to go t... Sat, 24 Jul 2010 12:20:32 EST ORGAN DONATION AND DETERMINATION!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3305615 <link>vitality.yahoo.com/video-second-act-<BR>donald-arthur-20045514 </link> Sun, 6 Jun 2010 10:26:01 EST EVERYDAY IT IS SOMETHING!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3277655 Everyday this week something ridiculous happened and each day I planned on blogging about it but then something else more ridiculous happens than the day before. <BR> <BR> Monday - I go for an interview.As usual ,I arrive 30 minutes early , practice my interview questions and go upstairs at 2:45pm for a 3:00pm interview. The individual that contacted me comes out (she is the office manager ) and states that the owner of the practice would interview me. That was a little strange - I would re... Fri, 28 May 2010 15:42:18 EST The More Half Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3159198 I completed a Half Marathon !!! I completed a Half Marathon !!! I am sitting here at my computer wearing my medal. I did the training , I did the actual miles during the race , I am home ,showered, gone through the goodie bags and I STILL can't believe that I did a Half Marathon. WOW!! <BR> Well, it was rainy and a little cool (49 degrees when we left the bus) and I was ecstatic because I love to run/walk in a cool rain. I have on my rather cute team shirt my exercise capris, cap, light jack... Sun, 25 Apr 2010 16:28:37 EST Sunday!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3151787 I have the More Half Marathon scheduled for Sunday morning. I am excited, scared and every emotion in-between. I am going to finish regardless - even if I have to crawl to the finish line- the only problem is that I am going with a group so I have to be back to the bus by a certain time- NOTE TO SELF - check email on what time I have to be back to the bus. Calling my mother to drive me to NJ would not be a good look. lol <BR> <BR> I have trained , cross-trained, blew off training and even ov... Fri, 23 Apr 2010 08:55:52 EST