WEEZIE30's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WEEZIE30 WEEZIE30'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/ Fall Cleaning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093734 I've been getting my fall cleaning done 1 hour at a time each day this week. It works good becuase we get things done but no one spends all day cleaning. So happy that it's getting taken care of. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 09:12:59 EST Pic of the new tattoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5092373 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l554841325.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's a Picasso line drawing of his daschund, Lump. I just added the heart above it. I did it for my daschund mix, Rex, that passed away last month. I still miss him terriably. Tue, 9 Oct 2012 09:11:05 EST Epic Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5091003 Friday, Concert. Saturday, Wedding, Sunday, New Tattoo. What a weekeend. Didn't track at all but I tried to make good choices. Down a pound this morning. Mon, 8 Oct 2012 09:15:42 EST I did so great... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5084891 for a few weeks and now not so much. I do fine during the day but at night I go hog wild. I gotta get a handle on myself! Wed, 3 Oct 2012 09:09:49 EST Good news... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5083493 Took the new puppy to the vet last night and got a clean bill of health. Yay! Tue, 2 Oct 2012 09:13:19 EST Tired... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081817 this morning. Up at 3 to deal with crying puppy that didn't want to go back to sleep. Any one have advice on crate training? Mon, 1 Oct 2012 09:13:18 EST So happy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5078153 it's Friday!! who doesnt love the weekend? Fri, 28 Sep 2012 09:22:11 EST Thursday is the day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5076821 for lots of meetings. Had to stand up for myself yesterday and tell the boss straight up that I can not work late tonight. Hope she remembers. Thu, 27 Sep 2012 09:12:30 EST It's not the day after... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5075480 you don't sleep, it's the day after the day after you don't sleep that's the problem. I was sooo tired and crabby yesterday but I did grab a 20 minute walk on my morning break from work so at least I did something. Wed, 26 Sep 2012 09:11:56 EST I made it through... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5074112 yesterday. It's a one day at a time thing right now. Trying to find something to look forward to so that I don't dwell. <BR> <BR> I'm sticking to my plan even though I didn't lose any weight last week. I'm not suprised I didn't. There was a lot of stress and I didn't really eat much or sleep much. But I'm getting back into the swing of things. Tue, 25 Sep 2012 08:59:12 EST It's Monday and... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5072566 I'm trying to pull myself together and go back to work today. I'm still looking for my dog and haven't done anything about picking up his toys or beds. I'm still so sad but I need to pull myself together. 12 years with him just wasn't enough and I'm not sure that 100 years would have been enough either. Mon, 24 Sep 2012 09:02:51 EST Decision http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5067528 After staying home yesterday with my dog I made the decision to put him down tomorrow. It's killing me. <BR> <BR> Thank you to everyone with kind comments yesterday. I really appreciate it. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 09:10:08 EST Struggle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5066429 I'm struggling with a very tough decision today. My dog has lung cancer and I think it might be time to put him down. I'm dying inside and even though I think this is the right thing to do for him, it's killing me. I hate this so much. Wed, 19 Sep 2012 13:28:02 EST Where were you yesterday?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5064571 Hopped on the scale this morning to see what it said after yesterdays gain...down almost a pound and a half. I just looked at the number and said, "Where were you yesterday?!" No biggie. Just stay the course and the number will go down. Tue, 18 Sep 2012 09:12:48 EST Ugh. I gained. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5062822 I ate correctly last week, had a deficate every day and still gained a pound. I'm not going to freak out, I'm just going to chalk it up to being one of those weight fluctuations that we all have. Mon, 17 Sep 2012 09:18:38 EST Going... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5061490 to the park! Sun, 16 Sep 2012 11:54:52 EST taken it easy today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5060726 waiting for my husband to get home from taking a test that he needs to promote. He was well prepared for it so I know that He is going to kick butt. Sat, 15 Sep 2012 18:41:41 EST So happy it's friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5058775 last day of the work week and last day I have to spend away from home for a few days. Fri, 14 Sep 2012 09:16:13 EST Back to work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5057300 today after staying home yesterday. Feeling better but my back is still really sore. Thu, 13 Sep 2012 09:14:49 EST what else http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5055734 is going to happen???? Wed, 12 Sep 2012 09:33:39 EST 9/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5054048 Why isn't today at the very least, a national day of mourning? <BR> <BR> Edited to add: Perhaps it's time to write to my congressman and my rep and my president. My be my local representatives in state government & my city too. Tue, 11 Sep 2012 09:16:17 EST Weigh in Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5052201 and I lost 2 pounds! So excited and proud of myself. And it wasn't that hard at all. I just had to stick with it, make good choices and log my food. Mon, 10 Sep 2012 09:27:45 EST Restful Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5051035 Hoping for a better day today then yesterday. I was fine food wise but no exercise. Hopeing for a walk later today. Sun, 9 Sep 2012 13:28:22 EST Weekend!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5049817 I love the weekend no matter how busy and crazy, it's always better then going to work. I'm already off to a busy start but I plan to stay on track. Most likely it will be lunch out today but I'm going to make health/smart choices. Sat, 8 Sep 2012 14:10:04 EST Friday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5048260 So glad it's the end of the week. It's been stressful but I've done well sticking to my plan. Fri, 7 Sep 2012 09:22:34 EST Pot Luck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5046776 cancelled! Happy! I just didn't want to deal with it. Thu, 6 Sep 2012 09:14:11 EST Dear Muffin Top, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5045227 I banish thee. Just a heads up. Wed, 5 Sep 2012 09:14:42 EST Tuesday, back to work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5043637 Back to work today. Dreading Thursday where we have our end of the year potluck. I'm planning on sticking to my meal plan and bring my salad and eat with everyone else but not eat the pot luck. Tue, 4 Sep 2012 09:10:37 EST I know how to do this... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4891277 I know how to do this…lose weight but I’ve been struggling for a long time. I track, I don’t track. I exercise, I don’t exercise. I eat whatever I want, I watch what I eat. I have a plan, I don’t have a plan. <BR> <BR> My plan for now… <BR> <BR> Eat right. Portion control. Say no to sugary foods. Say yes to veggies. <BR> <BR> This is where I’m starting this week. <BR> <BR> I planned dinners for most of the week. I bought the food. I planned ahead. <BR> <BR> I didn’t buy lots ... Mon, 21 May 2012 12:31:39 EST One day down... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4860854 Stayed on track yesterday. Really proud of myself. Even got out a bit and did some photography which means walking around some. Ankle is feeling really good so I need to start doing the exercies the Dr gave me to prep for running again. 4 more days and I'm cleared to run! I can't wait! I miss it so much. Tue, 1 May 2012 09:30:00 EST Trying... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4858902 to get back on track...again. I've really been struggling with my eating and even with running several times a week, I've put on weight. I know that happens durring 1/2 Marathon training but I need to get it in check. Especially since I can't run right now with the ankle sprain. No time like now to focus on nutrition since I can't focus on the running. Mon, 30 Apr 2012 09:13:21 EST Got a Little Off Track... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4789259 Saying I got a little off track in February is like saying that planes are sorta fast…it just doesn’t make sense. I kicked but fitness wise but never quite got on track with food but I was ok with that. February just kicked my butt both in fitness and in food. I took time off from work for my birthday and various other activities that lead to hardly any miles logged for my half marathon training and all kinds of yummy, tasty but not so healthy food being eaten too. I only logged about 2... Thu, 15 Mar 2012 15:15:26 EST January Training Recap… http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4716305 Happy February 1st! <BR> <BR> Total Miles run in January: 94.55 <BR> Total time spent running: 15 hours & 43 minutes <BR> <BR> First run of January: 1/2/12 <BR> <BR> 01/02 – 01/08: <BR> Miles run: 23.67 <BR> Time spent running (h:m:s): 4:23:30 <BR> <BR> 01/09 – 01/15: <BR> Miles run: 21.64 <BR> Time spent running (h:m:s): 3:43:35 <BR> <BR> 01/16 -01/22: <BR> Miles run: 13.13 <BR> Time spent running (h:m:s): 02:07:55 <BR> <BR> 01/23 – 01/29: <BR> Miles run: 30:73 <BR> Time spent run... Wed, 1 Feb 2012 11:22:24 EST Monday is Rest Day… http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4714396 Monday is my rest day from running. I should be doing some kind of strength training or yoga or something but at this point I don’t do anything. So Monday is a true rest day. <BR> <BR> My 10 miler on Sunday burned over 1,100 calories, so I was starving yesterday…all day long. I woke up late and had to eat a fast breakfast of a bagel and cream cheese with a glass of juice. Normally I’m an eggs, toast, and oatmeal breakfast eater but since I woke up over an hour late it was a scarf anythin... Tue, 31 Jan 2012 13:05:18 EST Week 4 Long Run… http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4712180 O.M.G. 10 miles on Sunday for week 4 long run. Where do I start for this run? It was a tough one and I’m very tired today. So tired that I over slept by an hour this morning and that never happens to me. I might over sleep by 10 or 15 minutes when avoiding the alarm clock but his was a holy moly, it’s 6am and I should have been up at 5 for work. Hubbs had to get up, dressed and out the door in 15 minutes so he wouldn’t be late for work. Poor guy, if I don’t get up, he doesn’t get up. ... Mon, 30 Jan 2012 12:11:06 EST That one was a toughie… http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4707088 I don’t know if it was just a combination of the fact that I ran Wednesday and ran again on Thursday, the mileage was higher then I’m used to for a week night, the warmer than average temperatures and the wind but last night’s run sucked. Just thinking about it makes me cringe. Honestly, I think it was back to back runs, the temperature and the wind. <BR> <BR> I won’t say that having a slow day at work dragged down the pre-run energy level…ok I will say that. Slow days at work, make for... Fri, 27 Jan 2012 12:39:41 EST Week 4, Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4705244 According to my training schedule, I needed to run 5 miles last night. I actually ran 5.41 miles because I didn’t stick to my regular 5 mile route. For safety, you’re supposed to switch it up so anyone watching you won’t know for sure where you’re going to be at a given time. So I switched it up. <BR> <BR> It was 60 degrees (F) last night when I walked out of work at 4:30, which is warm for me. It felt very spring like. The temperatures have been in the low 50s to mid 40’s most nights w... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 12:52:17 EST ½ Marathon Training Update… http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4703412 Last week I finished up my 3rd official week of ½ Marathon training. I’m using a modified 8 week program to prepare to run the ShamRockin’ Half Marathon on March 11th . It’s coming up fast and I’m about 45 days out from the race. Part of me is wondering what I’ve gotten myself into and I’m sure I’ll be cursing myself on race day. But the other part of me knows that if I train well and trust in that training, I will be able to run this half with grace and dignity (I hope). <BR> <BR> My lo... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 13:26:34 EST My Big Fat Weight Loss Story... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4688641 Well, not mine but the TV program. <BR> <BR> This morning, in an effort to avoid watching Loony Tunes while I eat breakfast I stumbled on a show on Style called My Big Fat Weight Loss Story. I admit it, I love reality TV. I spent most of Monday watching reruns of Jersey Shore. This mornings episode of MBFWLS is about Adrienne, a 16-yo, 5'6", 224 pound girl. Only a couple of minutes into the show Adrienne says that she feels "ashamed of myself because something so simple for most people... Wed, 18 Jan 2012 09:24:00 EST When Did I Become... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4605164 The type of person who thinks a short run is "only" 4 miles?! Honestly, I don't but I am and I love it! Tue, 29 Nov 2011 22:14:56 EST The Long Run that Almost Wasn't... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4584636 I was supposed to run my long run yesterday but due to my husbands grandfather being in the ICU I skipped my run to spend time with him. Family always comes first but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't sad to give up my run. But I knew that as long as I got off of work on time tonight, I'd be able to get my run in. And I did. <BR> <BR> I got off work on time (yay!) and ran yesterdays planned 7miler tonight. I actually ran 7.54 becuase I hit 7 miles in a dark section that I'm two chicken to ... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 22:54:42 EST A Comment on my Status Made Me Think... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4575967 Yesterday I posted a status update saying that I ran a sub 30 5k. Caliman1 commented that I'm gettting faster and faster. That comment made me realize that my newly gained speed makes me feel like a teenager who's been left home alone with the keys to a new corvett. All I want to do is take it out and see how fast I can make it go! And so far I'm loving the ride! Wed, 9 Nov 2011 09:21:16 EST Winter Time Pros and Cons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4574284 Con: It gets dark early and I have to run in the dark. <BR> <BR> Pro: It's dark. Dark keeps the weird pervs inside so I don't get hit on while running. <BR> <BR> Con: It's cold. <BR> <BR> Pro: It's cold. Cold keeps the pervs inside so I don't get hit on while running. <BR> <BR> Con: It's cold (totally worth listing twice. I hate the cold.) <BR> <BR> Pro: When it's cold I run faster. Suddenly my mile times are dropping by 30 seconds or more. Bring on the cold! Tue, 8 Nov 2011 09:26:14 EST Just in time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4572457 for work, I'm feeling better. Came down with a sore thoart on Friday afternoon and spent the whole weekend down sick. But I'm feeling better in time for work today. That sucks. Mon, 7 Nov 2011 09:31:35 EST Rest Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4567942 And I think I'm going to need it. After my killer run last night, I have a feeling I'm going to be paying for it today. Not to mention that the dog hogged the bed last night and wouldn't get down no matter how many times I asked him. I ended up sleeping all cramped up. Hate that. <BR> <BR> My legs are a little sore this morning but my knees aren't hurting so that's good. I just can't get over my run last night. It was such a huge leap to 9:41 from my regular pace which is closer to 10... Fri, 4 Nov 2011 09:25:36 EST I Killed It!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4567452 Went out for my 5 miler tonight. 55 degrees, breezy and raining. <BR> <BR> Average pace: 9:41 <BR> Mile 1: 9:45.0 <BR> Mile 2: 10:06.3 <BR> Mile 3: 9:33.8 <BR> Mile 4: 9:29.3 <BR> Mile 5: 9:30.7 <BR> <BR> Normally my average pace is around 10 minutes, so a 9:41 average and 4 sub 10 minute miles is freaking awesome! I'm so stoked!!! I totally killed and I got to see a double rainbow. Bonus! Thu, 3 Nov 2011 22:30:51 EST Wind Sucks. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4564652 Ran 4 last night but there was a terriable wind coming out of the north which meant that I had a head wind for most of my run. Slowed my overall total run time by on 30 seconds but it really sucks working twice as hard to go half as fast for my run. Hopefully there is less wind today becuase I really didn't enjoy my run last night. Wed, 2 Nov 2011 09:29:44 EST It's official, I Registered for a 1/2 Marathon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4564129 It's not until March 2012 but it sells out so I registered this morning when registration opened. I'm really excited. Tue, 1 Nov 2011 22:48:08 EST Ran another 4 yesterday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4559737 And since it's Sunday that makes today long run day. My schedule calls for 7 miles but since the longest I've run in over a month is 4 miles I'm thinking I'm going to run 6 and call it good. I don't need to risk injury. Plus I signed up to run a virtual 10k this week and I'd like to knock it out today before I get side tracked due to work craziness and can't get that kind of mileage in durring the week. <BR> <BR> I'm thinking that to get the 10k I'll combine my vintage oak route and our... Sun, 30 Oct 2011 10:53:53 EST 4.1 miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4558480 Ran 4.1 in 42 minutes last night. It was a really nice run. New route through a new neighborhood. Felt good. It was the longest run I've been able to do since I switched to running in the afternoons. Sat, 29 Oct 2011 10:28:31 EST