WONDERGALE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WONDERGALE WONDERGALE'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/ Feeling Much Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6424295 My arm is much better. I still can't lift it over my head, but I can now use it to hold things. Before I had no strength at all. My husband insisted I stay home from work today. It's kind of hard sitting here all day because there is nothing to do but eat. My husband told me to make sure I don't do any work around the house. I have been walking in place so I can burn some of these calories. I really need to be at work. <em>246</em> Mon, 23 Oct 2017 16:19:20 EST A Few Painful Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6423432 Today my husband drove me to the doctor. The reason I went is because my left arm hurts and I can't lift it. The doctor said I had tendonitis, but he doesn't know if it's in my arm or my shoulder or both. So he gave me a shot for the pain and gave me some pills to take at night and some pills to take two times a day. I was taking 600 ibuprofen but it didn't help. He referred me to the physical therapy department and they said I had to wait an hour. After two hours we left. It was around ... Fri, 20 Oct 2017 22:06:10 EST A Brother's Tribute http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6417845 Today was my deceased son's birthday. He would have been 37 years old. He died in 2001 just before the age of 21. We are not sure what caused his death. We do know he had many health issues. I didn't go to work today. I haven't gone to work on his birthday since 2002. My husband and I walked 2 miles this morning. Then we went to the cemetery to put flowers on my son's grave. Afterwards we went to breakfast. Over the weekend my husband and I did a photography job for a family reunion.... Tue, 3 Oct 2017 23:53:53 EST Monday's Rant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414879 My husband and I went to church Yesterday morning. After church my husband was talking to our Pastor about his problems with his daughter. Our Pastor told my husband when he figures it out, let him know because he is still dealing with his grown children too. We all had a good laugh about our children and their drama. But this week's problem is no joking matter. My husband's daughter was going to school during the day. She actually rode the same bus as I in the mornings. Then my husban... Mon, 25 Sep 2017 11:11:26 EST Temporary Weight Gain Is Gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414370 Friday was our day off from work. My husband and I got up early and walked 3.6 miles. Then we changed and went to have our blood pressure checked. Both of our blood pressures were fine. Then we went to have a late breakfast. I had a waffle, eggs, bacon, and sausage. I never eat all of my waffle or all of my eggs. After breakfast my husband and I went to the optometrist to make an appointment for an eye exam. Then we went to my mom's house. I had to get some of my stuff out of my old ... Sat, 23 Sep 2017 23:27:03 EST My Birthday Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6413248 Last Sunday was my birthday. I wanted to go some where for the weekend but last minute travel plans are just too expensive. So Saturday morning my husband and I went bowling. We also bowled after work on Friday and he beat me in all three games. Saturday morning, I beat him the first two games and he won the last. He shouldn't have won that one either. I choked in the final frame. We both managed to throw double strikes. After we bowled we went to breakfast. I managed to find a low pr... Wed, 20 Sep 2017 15:31:23 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411563 Last night I went with my husband to go pick up his daughter from her job. He told me we should leave early so we can take pictures on this hill, near her job, and also to go by See's candy store. Who can resist the candy store? <em>246</em> Anyway we couldn't get into the place where he wanted to take pictures so we went to another spot. I walked and jogged in place while he took his pictures. By the time we got to the candy store, it was closed. That was probably a good thing. When ... Fri, 15 Sep 2017 16:49:45 EST Wednesday - Grandbabies Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6411116 My son finally brought his children over. His children are 11, 7, 4 & 4 months. My oldest grand daughter's birthday is this coming Saturday. I ordered her a Instax mini camera, camera case, and film. That's what she wanted. I usually have my son pick up their gifts from the store. But this time I picked it up and told him he had to bring her by to get it. They came by last night and stayed for about an hour. I bought pizza and this brownie cookie they like. I had my husband take a pic... Thu, 14 Sep 2017 10:37:38 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410785 I took my mom to her follow up appointment after the cataract surgery. The doctor said the surgery went well. He told my mom she can do anything she wants except getting in the pool. Also if she washes her hair she should let someone do it with her head back as in a beauty salon. She also has to sleep with a covering on her eye so she doesn't rub it in her sleep. Other than that, all her restrictions were lifted. Her eye sight is still blurry but the doctor says it will clear up as her ... Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:37:59 EST Weight Still Going Up And Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6410256 I had a busy weekend. My husband and I got up early Saturday morning and went bowling. He beat me in all three games. I just couldn't get it together, I did manage to throw a couple of strikes though. After bowling we went to breakfast. Then we came home and sat around for awhile. I was comfortable just sitting around the house when all of a sudden my husband says we need to trim the tree in the front yard. He decided to take it down 1/2 it's size. So while he was sawing I was pickin... Mon, 11 Sep 2017 23:08:01 EST My Last Two Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409220 Yesterday we went to work. My mom called me while I was on the way home to tell me she wasn't feeling well. Then my mom's sister called to say my mom sounded like she was having a stroke. So I called my mom back and told her we should go to urgent care. My husband decided to drive us up there. We were there for 3 hours. It was really crowded. Apparently my mom has acid reflux. She had been taken medication for it but stopped. Instead she was using over the counter stuff like tums. We... Sat, 9 Sep 2017 02:39:21 EST A Good Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6407064 Today was a good day. My husband and I went bowling this morning, then we went to breakfast. After breakfast we drove both our cars through a car wash. When we got home, my husband's back was hurting so he took a pain pill and laid down for awhile. I stayed in the den and watched TV. I got up and walked through the commercials. After my husband got up we ate dinner and then we went to the Santa Monica Pier. We parked our car and caught a bus and then the train. We walked over to the be... Sun, 3 Sep 2017 01:54:47 EST I'm Still Struggling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6405055 It's been a while since I blogged. I'm still struggling with my weight loss. I lose some weight and gain some more. So I am up now about 15 pounds. I'm still exercising but I'm eating too much. I'm thinking I may be stress eating. My home situation is still working my nerves. My husband's daughter is still living with us. I know this is an ugly comment but she is totally useless. I don't know why my husband won't throw her out. She has another place to go, I'm sure of it. He took t... Mon, 28 Aug 2017 18:22:29 EST I'm Still Pushing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6388585 Last Friday I went for a feminine check up. My doctor said I was fine and I probably wouldn't have to have another one for 5 years. But she also discovered I was inflamed in my chest area. Apparently, the exercises I have been doing to try to tighten up my arm fat is causing inflammation in my chest. I don't see my arm tightening up, but the exercises have been helping my arm pain. The doctor said that even though my wrist healed (I broke it about 1 1/2 years ago), my arm was imitated th... Mon, 17 Jul 2017 14:22:12 EST Getting Back On Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6381213 Well, I really enjoyed my few days away. My husband and I got back early Monday morning around 4 am. We drove straight through, no rest coming back. So as soon as we got in we went to bed. I've never been able to sleep much so I was back up at 9 am. At 10 am, my husband's daughter showed up. That was a little disappointing. She was mad at her father because he didn't let her stay in our house while we were gone. She had an attitude and would not speak to him. I told him that he needs... Thu, 29 Jun 2017 11:12:28 EST We made it to Webster http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378954 We made it. It was a long drive. My husband didn't want to get here too early so we left late Friday morning. Because we got out late, we ran into heavy traffic in Phoenix, Houston, and Webster. We won't make that mistake again. We already went to the meet and greet night. It was good seeing all the family. We left about 2 hours early. My husband was tired. He is sleeping and I'm trying to catch up with my sparking. We both ate way too much over the last couple of days. I'm going to try to re... Sat, 24 Jun 2017 00:43:33 EST On the Road http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378398 We are on our way to Webster Texas. We got out around 10:45 am and we will be driving for 23 hours. Im going to miss not being able to walk today. But I'm happy to be getting away for a couple of days. The scale is still messing with me. I'm still goilng up and I got a feeling, it will be really up when we get back. <BR> <BR> Current Weight: 217.4 Thu, 22 Jun 2017 15:23:25 EST I'm Still Going Up And Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377083 Last week I made it to 213.8 lbs. I just needed 1.2 pounds to make it 130 pounds lost. Then the weekend happened. We were off work on Friday so we went to see my husband's sister. She is in a rehab facility until they can get her on her feet again. It is only an hour and 10 minutes away. But we left at around noon time which turned it into a 2 1/2 hour drive. To make matters worse, I had to drive. My husband started out driving. And he was cursing the traffic, the cars, and the fact t... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 13:52:30 EST Back On Track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374147 Last Monday, I got up to 223.6 lbs. My husband was at 227. I know I was experiencing temporary weight gain because it came on real quick. We were eating on the go and we attended a wedding and a couple of birthday parties. My husband decided on Monday that we were going to ramp up our exercise because we will be going to his family reunion this month. So every day after work, we walked 3.6 miles and at the end of each walk we would race back to the house, except for Friday, we went bowli... Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:17:10 EST Another Busy Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6365188 My husband and I were off on Friday. I had to go get my annual mammogram that morning. Then when I came back I took a 2 mile walk by myself because I was upset with my husband. Having his daughter living with us is not easy. Most of our arguments are because of something she did or just because she is there. I was mad at him the day before because he left the house without saying anything. We had a disagreement, something to do with his daughter and he just left. What really irritated ... Mon, 22 May 2017 12:54:53 EST Weight Loss Struggle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6357549 I have been walking every day, tracking my food, and drinking water with every meal. For some reason my weight hasn't budged. I keep gaining and losing the same 2 to 3 pounds. My calorie range has been just under 2000. This week I have decided to take it down a little further. My husband seems to think I'm eating too little already. I'm pretty sure it's not my calorie count as much as it's what I'm eating. I don't eat vegetables and I'm really not big on meat either. I eat cashews, pi... Thu, 4 May 2017 09:59:11 EST It's Been A Busy Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352926 I have been really busy for the last week. Last Sunday my father fell down the stairs at his house. I wasn't told about it until Monday, just as I was leaving work. Because he lives over an hour away from me, almost 3 hours, with rush time traffic, my husband and I took a couple of hours off work on Tuesday to go see him at the hospital. He had 3 broken ribs, and a whole in the back of his head. He also has a pace maker which was probably the reason he fell. He was supposed to have tha... Mon, 24 Apr 2017 16:36:41 EST Another Pound Gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347950 After losing a pound last week, I went up on the scale again. We were eating on the go on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday. So after I reported I was down, I went right back up almost two pounds. I was finally able to work them off and this morning I was down another pound. One pound a week is not what I signed up for but I will take it. I work tomorrow and Saturday we have a photo shoot in the morning and the evening so I'm not worried about going up on the scale this weekend. Hopefully,... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 10:48:55 EST Good News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344902 Today the scale finally moved significantly enough where I can put it in a blog. I have been blogging once a week on Mondays an I skipped two Mondays because I had nothing to report. Well I did have something to report but it wasn't good. I may have messed it up today though. We had a very busy day and had to leave home pretty early. So we got breakfast on the go, from Mc Donald's. I had the sausage biscuit and a hash brown. We had a meeting at a lawyers office that was almost an hour ... Fri, 7 Apr 2017 00:10:34 EST Slowly But Surely http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6335726 I went down a little again on the scale this week. I was talking to my brother in law over the weekend and I was telling him how hard it has become for me to lose weight. He said I needed to change my eating habit, again. I changed it already but now that I'm closer to my goal, I need to cut out the carbs and eat more protein and vegetables. Well, that's not going to happen! <em>246</em> He also said I needed to do some strength training. I told him I was afraid that if I did the stre... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 10:12:35 EST Still Moving In The Right Direction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332348 My husband and I had our blood pressures checked this past Friday and his came down. This time it was 129/86. He was relieved. I think it was up last time because of all the high sodium food he had in the days before. Mine was 114/68. We are both still exercising and watching what we eat. The scale is only moving a little bit, but at least it's moving. <em>246</em> But we are both noticing that our clothes fit much better, some are looser. I really want to get below 200 pounds by the... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 12:04:42 EST Scale Didn't Cooperate this Week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328854 I didn't lose any weight this week. The scale actually went up a pound. But I'm not complaining. My clothes are actually loose fitting again. I had went up on the scale last month and I was starting to feel like I was stuffed in my clothes. I told my husband I should pull out my pants that are one size bigger and start wearing them again. He vetoed that idea. He said I wouldn't be motivated to keep going if I did that. I'm glad I didn't. My clothes are fitting nice and the pair of je... Mon, 6 Mar 2017 17:09:25 EST Still On Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6322271 We had our blood pressures checked on Friday. Mine was 112/62. My husband's was a little high for his age group. We know why it was high. He ate a lot of high sodium foods the day before. They had a black history lunch at his job. But I got confirmation that I was doing great with my sodium intake. We have to go back in two weeks to get them checked again. Also I am doing good with my weight loss. I haven't lost as much as I would have liked, but I have went down a pound this week an... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 10:48:46 EST Back On Track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6319066 I have been doing pretty good in the last week. I always knew that my Achilles heel is sodium but I had a hard time lowering the sodium in my diet. This week I tried something new. I replaced one of my meals with gelatin and fruit and it worked. Also when I feel like snacking I just get a couple spoons of gelatin and I'm done. The gelatin does have sugar and sodium but not as much as the other foods I have been eating. Also my husband and I went to the Outback for lunch on Saturday. I ... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 22:10:44 EST Time To Get Back On Track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307925 This weekend was filled with buffets and fast food. We went to Las Vegas to visit the daughter and grand child. We had a very nice time. Friday night we went to the Boulder station Buffet. I ate everything I wasn't supposed to eat, barbecue ribs, fried chicken. pizza, meatballs, french fries, and desserts. I even went back for a second plate. The good news is my eyes wanted more than my stomach. I couldn't eat that second plate. And all of the desserts weren't very fresh. I only ate ... Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:58:02 EST I'm Still Pushing! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302842 Today my husband and I drove to the snow. We couldn't go all the way up the mountain because we didn't have chains. We pulled off on the side of the road to take pictures and play in the snow. There were a lot of cars on each side of the highway until the highway patrol came and asked everyone to move their cars. We took a couple of quick pictures and then went further down the road and pulled over again. This time there wasn't that many cars pulled over and the highway patrol passed us ... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 00:11:22 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6289180 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7857f32d-cbc0-4618-b688-e0d76cb054b0.jpg"> <BR> Happy New Year! Mon, 2 Jan 2017 01:31:54 EST Merry Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285376 We spent the day with my brother and his family. I'm up on the scale but I'm not going to worry about it right now. Tomorrow we are off to Arizona to visit my husband's Aunt and sons. His sister, brother in law, and a cousin and her husband are supposed to meet us there. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone had a great day with family and friends. <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas! Mon, 26 Dec 2016 01:31:47 EST Thanksgiving Day Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6273604 On Thanksgiving, my family had a potluck. I declined the invitation because my husband wanted to have Thanksgiving with his daughters, and grand daughters. None of them came. I cooked a turkey Wednesday night. My husband was tired so he went to bed while I waited for the turkey to cook. Then Thursday morning, I put a ham in the oven, it was already cooked, it just needed warming. I baked some sweet potatoes, cooked some cabbage and put some asparagus in the oven. We had invited my hus... Tue, 29 Nov 2016 01:02:40 EST I'm So Excited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6269494 This week I lost 3.2 pounds. I worked hard for it. I got a total of 134,904 steps for the last 7 days. I walked every day at lunch, except yesterday because it was my off day. And I came home every day and walked and jogged on the treadmill with my husband. I also ate basically the same meals every day. It was easy because I allowed myself some chips and chocolate, and various nuts. I have .6 pounds until I can officially claim a 130 pound lost. I'm behind in my weight loss goals, but it... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 18:26:43 EST I Made It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6268658 I finally made it down to my pre-vacation, pre-weekend get away's, weight. I'm not sure how long it's been since I was at this weight. I could go look it up, because I have kept track, but it would probably be depressing. My husband and I changed our walking routine when the time changed. It's too dark to walk outside by the time we get home from work, so now we walk on our treadmills. We are doing the HIIT program, where you jog or run at a fast speed and then walk or jog at your recov... Thu, 17 Nov 2016 21:43:59 EST Down Another Pound http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6265928 This week was tough. My weight didn't want to budge. I've been exercising every day, except for today. I only walked one mile today. I got a total of 130,502 steps for the week. Something strange happened this week. A couple of my co-workers commented on my weight loss. One of them, I see almost on a daily basis. He said "you are losing weight." I said you just noticed that? The guy standing with him said "I'm with her, you just noticed that?" He said you look great. I said thanks.... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 22:47:59 EST No Loss This Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262550 It's been a rough week. My weight has been fluctuating all week long. The good news is I didn't gain any weight. I have kept up my walking all week. I got 142,486 steps for the last 7 days. I think I got enough exercise but had too much sodium in my diet. It's really strange though because my clothes are fitting much better. I have some blouses I could put on but wouldn't dare wear them out because they were too tight. They are a perfect fit now. I have some size 16 jeans that I couldn... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 23:50:04 EST A Little Disappointed But Still Making Progress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6259083 This week I was a little tired. I walked every day except Sunday. I managed to get 121,461 steps for the week. My weight loss is a little slow. I'm thinking it had something to do with my sluggishness. Some days that I walked I was really tired and dragging. Also I had a few slip ups with my diet. My husband bought fried chicken and even though I only had two pieces a day, I had it for four days this week. Fried chicken is not my friend. I am still making progress. I'm down 1.6 poun... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 00:20:04 EST I'm Still On Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6255637 This week was a repeat of last week. I've been walking every day, sometimes up to three times a day. I got 148,669 steps for the week. I've been counting my calories. I can't say I haven't eaten any junk food but I have been measuring what I eat. I was hoping to drop 3 more pounds this week. I fell one pound short. It's okay though, because any amount of weight loss is good. Today my husband and I walked 2.6 miles and then went to the movies. We saw Boo! A Madea's Halloween. If you ... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 23:48:03 EST I'm Back On Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6252067 This past week I have been very careful with my diet. I walked every day. I actually got 139,737 steps for the week. It paid off this morning. I'm finally on my way back down. I got 7 pounds to go before I get to my lowest weight this year. The day started off kind of bad. We got out early to go take pictures of the sunrise. We bought donuts on the way. And for lunch we ate fried fish and french fries. I plan on eating a very light dinner tonight. We got a lot of walking in because... Sat, 15 Oct 2016 19:14:03 EST I'm Still Here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6250154 I haven't been blogging lately, but I'm still walking. Not doing to well with my diet, but I'm still trying to get it right. My husband and I have both gone up on the scale but not so much as to be discouraged. I was thinking of changing my ticker but my weight keeps going up and coming back down and I hate being congratulated for losing weight that I shouldn't have gained in the first place, so I'm not going to change it now. <BR> <BR> Fitbit: 9.96 miles 24,252 steps <BR> Current Wei... Tue, 11 Oct 2016 22:52:48 EST A Busy Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6242177 My stepdaughter and the grand baby arrived Thursday night. The grand will be two on October 8th and he is already talking. He was so excited to be here that he went from room to room trying to get into something. We had to keep telling him no. He understands but he likes to test you anyway. <em>246</em> <BR> We went to the San Diego Zoo on Friday. The plan was to get up early, around 5:30, go get breakfast, get gas, and hit the road. We wanted to be at the zoo when it opened, which ... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 14:21:55 EST Back To Reality! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238807 We made it home from San Francisco. I haven't stepped on the scale but I'm pretty sure I gained weight. It was a fun trip filled with lots of walking and photography. We got up at 4 am and was on the road by 5 am. Two hours in we stopped at a view point so my husband can take more pictures. My husband met a guy there, who told him the sun was about to rise. Of course we stayed there until it rose so my husband could take more pictures. When we were two hours from home, we stopped to ge... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 23:41:10 EST A Busy Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238214 This morning we got up at 6 am. I set the alarm clock for 7 am but the clock was off by an hour. We showered and went to breakfast at IHOP. After breakfast we went to Battery East. It's a view point by the Golden Gate Bridge. We were over there for about 3 hours. There were a number of trails that we walked. We took a lot of pictures. After we left there we went to Battery Spencer. It's another overlook that looks over the Golden Gate Bridge. After we left there we went to see the p... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 23:52:53 EST A Busy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237669 This morning we drove into San Francisco, from South San Francisco to buy all day bus passes. When we got back to our hotel we walked a mile to the Caltrain Station. We rode the train into San Francisco and then went on one of the boat tours. It was supposed to be a 60 minute tour but I think we were on the water for about 30 minutes. After the boat tour we took the cable car to China Town. We actually went past China Town. By this time it was 2 pm and we were both hungry. We only had ... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 00:53:11 EST A Long Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237179 My husband and I got up at 4 am this morning and headed for San Francisco. We went to my favorite donut shop, then went to get my husband's favorite coffee, then gas and hit the freeway by 5:00 am. We were in San Francisco by 11 am. We did a lot of sight seeing. We went to Hawk hill, a couple of Vista Points, E-trails, and Treasure Island. Then we checked into out hotel and changed our pants. We came down in short pants, and then went to dinner at Chili's. After dinner we went to Twin P... Sat, 17 Sep 2016 01:33:12 EST Over 22,000 Steps Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229784 Today my husband and I got up at 6 am. We went to get gas, and got a couple of donuts and hit the road. My husband saw several places in San Diego that he wanted to go take pictures of. We went to Mt Soledad War Memorial, to San Diego Skyline at Coronado, to Petco Park, to Tuna Harbor, and the Harbor Drive Pedestrian Bridge. We also stopped at a few view points along the way. We didn't get home until almost 9 pm. We didn't eat very healthy. We had lunch at KFC and dinner at Mc Donald's... Sun, 4 Sep 2016 02:05:57 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6228021 Walked ,6 miles to work from the bus stop <BR> Walked 2.6 miles at lunch <BR> Walked .5 miles to the bus stop <BR> Walked 2.6 miles with husband <BR> Walked in place for several minutes <BR> <BR> Fitbit: 8.89 Miles 20,036 Steps <BR> Weight: 220 Wed, 31 Aug 2016 22:10:38 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6227441 Today my regular bus didn't come so I had to take a freeway flyer. I walked .6 miles to work from the bus stop. At lunch time I walked 2.1 miles. After work I walked half a mile to the bus stop. And when I got home I walked 2.8 miles with my husband. I didn't gain too much weight on my weekend getaway. I'm thinking it's because we kept moving from early morning to night. I only went up 1.4 pounds. I really need to get busy with my weight loss because we will be going on another weekend... Wed, 31 Aug 2016 00:03:56 EST