WVAWACKADOO's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WVAWACKADOO WVAWACKADOO'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/ Don't even know where to start... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733421 I'm embarrassed to tell you, but I have been away so long, it took me quite a while to figure out how to enter a blog. My last blog was April 30th. I started out at 248 back in Dec. 2011 & as of July 4th, I weighed in at 252.4...Hellooooo...I am going the WRONG direction... not sure who I think I'm kidding. It seems like it was just yesterday that I said... let's see...my daughter, Jan-Marie is getting married in about a year...NOT the case...she is getting married in about FOUR months...not ... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 23:09:05 EST Almost lost another month... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684154 I just checked my last blog & it was on April 1st...what a FOOL I was to not continue blogging. I don't want to bore anyone with all the blessed details as to why I have been missing in action...more like just plain missing...I am running along side the wagon, but I am still hanging on & hanging in there with SP...I DID get up this A.M. showered & got dressed (no nightgown today) & I DID track my breakfast & lunch foods. It is beautiful outside & I wish that I could get out & ride my recumben... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 15:23:45 EST Breaking My Rules... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662165 Here it is past 10:30 P.M. & I decided to get on my laptop real quick...my rule is to be OFF the laptop by 9:00, to improve my chances of getting to sleep. I weighed in this morning, tracked my food all day & attempted two short walks. My back is a wee bit better. I would love to get on my 3-wheeled bike, but I really want to be more comfortable moving before I try that particular exercise. ANYway, I so appreciate all the love & supportive comments from my many SP friends. Take care... <BR> ... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 22:37:31 EST Let Sunday be a Day of Rest... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659997 I am getting tired of resting, but I am still having some problems with my back...so I will continue to rest...but I am tracking & weighing. Thank Heavens it stopped snowing yesterday...Maybe Spring is right around the corner <em>41</em> Take care & rest my dear SP friends... <BR> <BR> JANEY Sun, 30 Mar 2014 11:55:09 EST Home Alone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659630 HEY EVERYONE...haven't been blogging much, but I have been tracking my food & weighing in. I am still having trouble with my back & don't feel able to exercise. I'm being very careful, just walking around in my house...Husband & daughter are out of town but will be home tomorrow. Time to myself has been good, but I am looking forward to having them back home again....Don't have much else to say...working on my short term goals. Hope that all of you are having a great weekend, filled with love... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:29:41 EST Where Do I Start... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656904 I am back AGAIN...Lord, I hate saying that...I started SP way back in Dec. 2011 & I lost 35 lbs. in about an 8 month period...felt better, looked better, was healthier...I have no REAL excuses that I am 2 lbs. short of my starting weight...makes me crazy. My dear daughter, Jan-Marie has been a faithful SP member & has lost very close to 100 lbs. I know that she is frustrated with me & her Dad. We have NOT been doing what we need to do to lose weight & get healthy. She sets a much better examp... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 10:13:53 EST Quick check-in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587260 Had 8 hrs. of sleep, tracked my food, had 10 glasses of water so far & did some walking (indoors at the Kroger) plus I always park in the very last, furthest away parking spot...it was a bit chilly, but I am always glad that I am ABLE to walk...I see people on walkers, with canes or even in wheelchairs. I have plenty to be thankful for. Had lunch with friends today...it was good to finally get out of the house. The temps were in the 20s so that was an improvement. Hope that all of you are hav... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 19:11:05 EST Shame on Meeeeeeeee... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586284 I had to ck. & see when I last blogged & it will be one month tomorrow...not good, but it's the truth...I was heading for The Couch Potato Award & now I'm trying to regroup...When I'm not blogging, I'm usually not working the SP program...not using the tools available to me. My only plan is to start over...as painful as that sounds...you would think that I've learned how difficult it can be...Falling is easy...it's the getting up that is tough. I joined SparkPeople in Dec. 2011 & at one point... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 23:01:05 EST Couch Potato Sunday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559901 I think that my rear end has permanently attached itself to the couch. I watched the Bengals-Colts game & some of the Steeler-Miami game & then caught the end of the Browns-Patriots game...I have been ignoring my closet...everything has now relocated to the dining room table, so I must get busy & FINISH my project. I made a decision to have my Hospice gang here on the 18th for a Christmas gathering, so I at least have additional motivation to get my act together. I am on course with my tracki... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 17:19:44 EST Getting back in the groove... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559398 Slept better, up early...attacked a closet & found all kinds of treasures...haha...I did track my food & my back teeth are floating from all the water I've had, did not get my exercise in...can't really blame it on the weather. My daughter, JM gave me a good CD for walking & of course there's always the great SP videos.. so no excuses. I have been a real couch potato today, watching football games... love it...I should have been a boy. My Dad had three daughters & no sons, but I was his "jock... Sat, 7 Dec 2013 22:20:46 EST Helloooooo, it is NOT still Thanksgiving... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558723 Today was one of those days when I "gave myself" to a piece of pumpkin pie...it wasn't that I had ten pieces, but it was just that general "oh whatever" one little piece won't hurt...it could have & it was foolish to make such a poor decision. I did not get any exercise in today, but for the most part, I did pretty well with the rest of my food decisions. I did not sleep well last night & had a difficult time getting to sleep, but I am hoping for a better night. we got about 5 in. of snow tod... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 23:15:46 EST One Day at a Time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5557789 Tracking food? Ck, drinking water? Ck. exercising? Ck. & of course blogging? Ck. I went to bed last night about 11:00 but woke up feeling a little "sloshy." I know that that is not a word, but that is the best way to describe it...I "sloshed" my way through today, but so far, so good. When I went to Al-Anon a zillion years ago, we were always told & I told many that...You can do just about ANYthing for 24 hrs. & that is how I have decided to win this battle...one step at a time & one day at a... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 17:24:53 EST Should Not Quit... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5557119 It makes starting over so much harder...Today is MY 2 yr. Anniversary & I am NOT proud to announce that I am only down THREE lousy lbs. I lost 35 lbs. between Dec. 4, 2011 & August 5, 2012 & was SO proud of myself & I felt so much better. I'm not even going to mention the stuff that I will say "interfered" with my focus, but it was not worth it. Quitting is easy, but starting all over again is down right painful. I fell OFF the wagon, yes...but I never Let Go...I am still here...& today, on m... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 21:35:17 EST Oh the weather outside is frightful... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550168 But it is really cold when you ride your bike...& yes, ladies & gentlemen...I dragged my sorry butt off the couch & rode my recumbent bike 6.1 mi. today ...as soon as I figure out how to post pictures on here. I will let you see how lovely I look in my "gear." Still need to track my dinner meal yet...been drinking my water & made it a point to get some decent amt. of sleep last night. I do appreciate all the supportive comments that I have been reading today. Take care & have a good week... <... Mon, 25 Nov 2013 19:32:28 EST 5 Weeks, Missing in Action... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549450 My last blog was Oct. 17th...so yes, I have been MIA for too long...My dear daughter, Jan-Marie, has reached one of her many goals...100 lb. weight loss. I joined the Sparkpeople program one day after JM. Unfortunately I lost 35 lbs. in about 2 yrs. but I have gained 30 back...not proud...it is just the facts...I 've been struggling to get back my focus & have made lots of poor decisions to not use the many valuable tools that SP provides. I keep telling myself that every day is a new day & I... Sun, 24 Nov 2013 22:24:02 EST Home Alone Not Good... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516280 My husband has been out of town since Tues. & I am "Home Alone." There is a good side & a bad side to that...It seems like when there is one other person in the house to "watch" me, I behave better...get the proper sleep, have meals at a normal time & exercise regularly. With Henry gone, I don't have as much structure in my schedule which can be dangerous for me. I feel like I am constantly "regrouping" & getting back on the SP Wagon...I haven't really fallen OFF the wagon, but I am running a... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 17:21:23 EST Excuses, excuses... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511860 Here it is Sat. night & I have not ridden my bike or tracked my food...I had a busy schedule yesterday & today & just let things get in the way...I went to a bridal shower & overdosed on desserts. That was just plain foolish...I just had a "whatever" attitude & I need to jump-start a NEW attitude. I have gained a lot of my weight back. Last August I was down almost 35 lbs. Today, I'm only down about 13 lbs. I'm going to try & get back to walking with my neighbor AND riding my bike. Not sure w... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 21:50:34 EST Just checking in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510045 Got some decent sleep last night & rode my bike 8.4 miles (stopped at a few garage sales & found some real treasures...haha) The weather is beautiful. I am really dreading winter & ugly days. I need to check out the exercise room at the Sr. Ctr. now, so that when those nasty days show up, I will just slip away to the center & keep on sparking. I feel bad sometimes, as I don't read enough of the other SP blogs. I'm just amazed by the number of people that read mine & constantly support me...Th... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:16:05 EST Tired but getting OUT there... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508090 I got to bed way too late last night (2:30 A.M.) but at least I was able to sleep in till after 10:00. I was tempted to do the "couch potato" thing but instead walked 1.5 mi. with two of my neighbors & then rode my bike 6.45 mi. The weather was beautiful, cool & crisp but no real wind...I've tracked my food & am looking forward to a good day. Hope that all you Spark friends are having a good week. Take care... <BR> <BR> JANEY <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 8 Oct 2013 14:45:26 EST Out of the ditch & Back on the road... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505270 I just realized that I never finished my blog & only wrote blah...that was a typo for sure...I had a good day yesterday. I had not ridden my bike since Mon. Sept. 23rd. I let "life get in the way." I only rode 3.4 miles...it felt good, but I didn't want to overdo it my first day back. I tracked my food, exercised & increased my water intake...I spent about 5 days in Valpo, IN & Chicago to spend some time with my sister during her surgery. I really got off track with my routine & eating habits... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 14:23:59 EST I'm Not in a Ditch... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496310 When I was a teenager & was late making curfew, my Mom always used to say...I was so worried about you...I thought that you might be "in a ditch." That was her ultimate worry...that I was somewhere in a ditch. Well, it has been about 8 days since I last blogged & tracked my food & I feel like I'm IN a ditch...The numbers on the scale are climbing & I am inching my way back to an unhealthy weight. I have not ridden my bike for two days & I need to Climb OUT of this ditch. I keep doing the...I'... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 21:41:28 EST Met my Fitness goal for the First time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5488768 I am happy to announce that I rode my bike 15.2 miles today. It took me almost 3 hours (actually only 115 min. of riding time) I stop & visit/talk with neighbors & friends, so it takes me awhile to "find my way back home." Haha...the weather was absolutely beautiful...I could have ridden all day, but I finally remembered that I had not had breakfast or lunch so I headed back to the house. I think that my husband, Henry thought that I had left him (I was gone so long...haha)... ANYway, I had a... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 22:44:04 EST Not a good pattern... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486238 It has been ten days since I last blogged...Hmmmm...let me guess why...probably because I have not been tracking daily & or eating healthy...never feel like checking in when I am screwing around...I mean, I am only kidding myself. I keep turning EVERY occasion into a SPECIAL occasion...& you know how that goes...ANYway, I'm back in the groove today...rode my bike 7.4 miles (& yes it was a little chilly) tracked my food & now, here I am blogging...now to KEEP it going. Hope that all of you are... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 13:27:31 EST Another week slipped by... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5477149 When your daughter says...hey Mom, how are you doing? Haven't seen you on SP lately...you better listen...always nice to be told that you are missed, even though it is by my daughter...I'm not fishing for compliments, really...I have not blogged, but I have been tracking, drinking & getting 8-10 glasses of water in daily...but most important, I have been riding my bike religiously EVERY day... in fact today was the most that I have ever done...13.1 miles...now granted, I took my time, I stopp... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 21:04:29 EST Just a plain ole good day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5470380 Nothing fancy...slept well...got up early...rode my bike 12.1 miles...tracked my food, drank lots of water, but still need to get busy with some of my "household" chores... some days I am so tired from my ride I just want to get into couch potato position & veg away on my laptop...I need to check SOMEthing off my list tomorrow. Take care, y'all & keep on sparkin... <BR> <BR> JANEY <em>41</em> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 22:52:12 EST A Hot Wednesday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469201 I did not sleep well last night...better than the night before, but still not good. When I checked out the clock that said 7:34 A.M. I just pulled the covers up & snuggled in for a few more minutes that turned into 90 minutes. I found myself saying... oh, it is probably too hot to ride now...maybe I'll go later...but I just pushed that idea right out of my head & pushed myself OUT the door...& rode 9.1 miles. I did find my average speed to be lower, but I think that the temps just got to me. ... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 19:07:37 EST What a surprise... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468379 According to my records, I have not blogged for about 5 days & what a surprise. I've not been blogging, probably because I have not stayed within my ranges that I set, esp. calorie-wise. I haven't been binging, but I have made a few poor food choices & I find that when I do that I stop blogging...& that is not a good thing. I need to use ALL the tools that SP offers...exercise (doing pretty good in that dept. 10 miles yesterday & 8 miles today. I've been drinking lots of water, but not consis... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 23:19:50 EST Just checking in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463067 Did not sleep well last night & felt hung over this morning. I was late getting out on my bike, so it was warmer. My husband made a few adjustments on my bike seat & handlebars...was hoping for a good ride but it was not a good one...we hopefully can get everything set for a good ride tomorrow. I only rode 6.4 miles. I tried something new with my breakfast...I went back to using skim milk, but added a tsp. of vanilla, still trying to eat the whole grain oats & even with the banana, blueberrie... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 12:45:20 EST Change isn't always good... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462043 This morning I "tried" some lovely unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk ( it was suggested by my very successful SP daughter, Jan-Marie) instead of skim milk... I also "tried" it with some old fashioned oats (my husband's suggestion) instead of those tasty little Quaker Oats packets (multiple flavors). Even though I added a banana, some blueberries & some strawberries, the overall taste was just not for me . Even though the calories are less, I need to be smiling after my meal... haha & today I w... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 13:23:39 EST In a Nut shell... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5461559 I tracked, exercised, drank lots of water & now I am blogging as fast as I can...it is almost midnight in the big city of Dayton, Ohio. I rode my bike 11 miles this morning. My next goal will be 15 miles. Hope that everyone is having a good wk. Take care & keep sparkin... <BR> <BR> JANEY <em>30</em> Tue, 20 Aug 2013 23:55:36 EST Boot Straps are biking... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5456243 I grabbed those boot straps this morning, jumped on my bike & rode 10.1 miles. The weather was beautiful & cool & I had a chance to visit with several neighbors. It is a social hour for me too. I came, I saw, I tracked, I exercised, I drank water & now I am blogging. I like it when my check-list goes well. Take care & have a good day... <BR> <BR> JANEY <em>30</em> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 14:11:33 EST Six days, MIA... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455355 I feel like I have been away for a year...but it has actually been closer to a week. Last week was a busy one for me & I certainly had lots of opportunities to make GOOD food choices...unfortunately I did NOT make good choices. I have that "I'll get really serious as soon as this event or function is over." Hello...I've had two retirement parties, a German festival, a Ham Radio picnic & a 3 day road trip...uh yeah...it is TIME to get SERIOUS...AGAIN. I'm glad to be back home, esp. so that I c... Wed, 14 Aug 2013 18:46:06 EST Typing as fast as I can... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5449423 It is almost midnight...just wanted to check in. Rode my bike 8.3 miles this A.M. I had a zillion chores to do & was very tempted to "pass" on riding, but decided that I needed to get back in the groove. I haven't blogged in over a week & I did not get any exercise in Fri. thru Mon. My sister flew in from MB & then we drove to Valpo, Ind. to visit my older sister that has breast cancer. It was an emotional weekend, but I'm so glad that we went. Overeating was a problem & I didn't make a lot o... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 23:50:11 EST Dreary Wed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5439749 I changed my SP status today to express that I am happy that exercise has become a regular part of my daily routine/lifestyle. This morning it looked like rain, but I went out anyway. Cut my ride short today & only did 4.5 miles... which really seems funny saying that...I used to push myself to do a mile or two & now I am cutting my rides "short" at 4.5 miles...I am proud, yes I am. I have some errands to run & my house is calling out to me...quick, get the Pledge & Windex & get busy. My daug... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 12:05:29 EST Missed Monday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438714 Am sleeping better & no more Ambien (so thankful), of course I still take Benadryl at night for my allergies & I have taken some Ny-Quil too. It is 10-11% alcohol & it seems to be doing the trick. I have been trying to get to bed about the same time every night & same time getting up. Plan to ease off on the Ny-Quil too. Thank heavens I'm not a drinker, as I would be hung over every morning...haha. I am very set in my ways, exercise-wise...I ride my bike a min. of 5 miles. Yesterday I did 6.8... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 14:34:26 EST Not MY Day of Rest... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436711 The weather was absolutely beautiful today (in the Dayton, Ohio area). I took two bike rides today, totaling 12.5 miles. My husband came along for the second ride & I am proud to announce that he had a hard time keeping up with me...haha Bless his heart...he worked hard & long this wk. in our backyard so I think that his legs were shot. ANYway...I have tracked my food, definitely did my exercise, had plenty of water & now I am blogging...those are the four most important SP tools that I use ... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 22:32:57 EST A Rainy Ride... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5435253 Yes, I rode in that crazy rain this morning. Instead of wearing my poncho with a belt, I decided to use a large trash bag with cut out holes, figuring that it would not blow as much as my poncho...not that brilliant of an idea...I still got plenty wet but I rode 6.3 miles. It wasn't all that chilly, but I did keep my speed down... did not need the wind chill factor...haha...ANYway...after I got back I took a friend & her dog to the vet...she might have to have her dog put down...so sad. At th... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 13:07:42 EST A good day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5434795 Rode my bike 8.3 miles & hit two more garage sales...always enjoy socializing with my neighbors. Played euchre at the Sr. Ctr. & then came home & helped my husband with some yard work. This eve. we went out to dinner w/ our daughter Jan-Marie...we usually follow her cue & advice about ordering from the menu. I'm slowly trying to get off my Rx of good ole Ambien. Didn't take any last night & did not sleep real well...am hoping for a better night. Take care & have a great weekend... <BR> <BR> ... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 23:28:30 EST Just checking in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433217 The weather is beautiful, but the pollen is IN the air...ah-choo. I actually rode my bike with a box of kleenex & a plastic trash bag in my bike basket. I rode 10.2 miles & I also had a shopping-type cart attached to my bike, because I had plans to hit 2 garage sales in the neighborhood, which I did. I'll have to post a picture. I looked like a bag-lady, hauling all my worldly treasures behind me. Even with the additional weight, I still made pretty good time. My daughter, JM called me while... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 14:19:42 EST I don't FEEL like a competitor, but... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431916 My husband would never admit it, but he IS a competitor. He started this recumbent bike madness (& I'm glad that he did...) sometimes we ride together but not always. After he or we get home, he always "announces" how many miles he rode, his top speed, his average speed & his time. I found myself trying to push myself "just a little further" than him (never worrying about the other numbers). But lo & behold...it HAS become a competition. I usually ride 5-6 miles but recently pushed to complet... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 13:31:07 EST 6 Day Delay... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431085 It is not a good idea to "stay away" from SP too long. It has been about 6 days since I last blogged & seriously tracked my food. My daughter, Jan-Marie (Bobcatgirl76) & I went to South Bend on Fri. She had an interview there & then we drove to Indy on Sat. & attended a SparkPeople Rally. It was fantastic...met some really great SP. Lots of motivating speakers, incl. a short impromptu presentation by JM. She always makes me proud & sometimes brings me to tears. It was wonderful to finally mee... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:45:20 EST Take Off the Brake... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424265 I ride my recumbent bike 5-6 miles almost every morning. It never fails, that when I stop to drink some water, I put the parking break ON...& then when I get back on the road, I forget to release the brake & trust me, it really holds me back. I can still move but it is a real struggle. I thought about how similar life is to a parking brake. Often we have people or things that slow down our journey... they hold us back...for some of us, it can be food or situations (we like to call them "speci... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 13:45:23 EST It feels like a hangover... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423588 No, I don't drink, but this morning I felt hungover, in that I didn't get to sleep till after 2:00 A.M. woke up at 6:30...tried going back to sleep & then finally got up at 9:00. It was really warm outside & I was very tempted to pass on biking or walking, but I pushed myself to face the elements...happy to tell you that I did 7.2 miles on my bike. It was just way too hot to walk. On a bike there is at least a breeze, esp. if I get it moving up to at least 18 mph. I did pretty well with my me... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 23:00:11 EST Life is Precious... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421729 I did not sleep well last night...thinking about the parents that are dealing with some tough times concerning their sons...One boy took his life (23 yrs. old) one was 48 & died in his sleep (probably a heart attack) & the other (approx. 40 yrs. old) is in recovery from transplant surgery (his sister donated a kidney) Life is precious...we all need to take care of ourselves. I have a son & a daughter...my daughter's making wise choices concerning her health but my son is not. He is overweight... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:11:59 EST Living Dangerously... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419379 Thank heavens I rode my bike about 6.8 miles this morning. I had a good legal SP breakfast, but I played euchre this afternoon & this evening & ate a bunch of junk. Didn't really have a lunch or dinner meal...just ate junk...not real smart... Tomorrow is a new day & I expect to do better...Take care & have a nice weekend... <BR> <BR> JANEY <em>24</em> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 23:35:24 EST Back on Track... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5418286 Early to bed & early to rise...made it a point to ride my bike 6.5 miles this morning. Got my hair cut at 10:30 & by the time I stopped & visited a few friends, I arrived home about noon & had not had breakfast or lunch. Believe me, I forget to do a lot of things, but eating meals is not one of them...haha...I babysat a 4 yr. old for about 3 hrs. this eve. & he wore me out...I wonder if I can count that as exercise...ANYway... Take care & have a good weekend... <BR> <BR> JANEY <em>30</em> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 21:47:09 EST Did Better Today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5417269 I didn't get any exercise in today, but I made much better food choices & had many, many glasses/bottles of water. I tracked my food & I was below all my ranges. That pleased me, after my horrific eating yesterday. It's getting late & one of my goals is to be IN bed by 11:00. so that I can get up early & exercise before it gets too hot. I SO appreciate the many supportive comments from so many of you...love my SP friends...Take care & have a good week... <BR> <BR> JANEY <em>41</em> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 22:46:18 EST Not a Pretty week...ate too much of the WRONG food... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5416113 Not even sure where to begin...somewhere around the 4th of July, I started eating a little of this & a little of that & then as the weekend progressed, incl. yesterday & today., I went WAY off course....I am bummed out with my poor attitude & lousy choices that I have made. NO ONE put a gun to my head & said...eat that pie, eat that cake, eat those cookies, have some more cheese & crackers...how bout some fried chicken & don't forget to eat that chocolate cake...oh yeah, the M&Ms, the Kit-Kat... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 23:16:54 EST Oh, I'm sore... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411933 Two days ago, I rode my bike 12.3 miles...hooray! Yesterday & I rode my bike 4.4 miles AND walked 2.4 miles with my neighbor. Last eve. I STOOD & watched a 4th of July parade...I crawled to bed about 10:30 P.M. Got up at 12:30 midnight & took some pain meds for my arthritis. I could hardly move today & decided not to bike or walk today. I guess that I just overdid it yesterday. Tracked my food today & pretty much did not eat as much as I did yesterday. Yesterday, I messed up with overeating &... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 22:51:14 EST Almost the 4th... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410155 HELLO EVERYONE...it has been almost a week since I last blogged. I have been drinking lots of water & blogging almost every day & I have definitely improved in the daily exercise dept. I have biked 5, 6, 7, 9 & today 12.3 miles...so proud & pleased w/ my drive & focus on using the many Sparkpeople tools. So far today, I am under the number range for my calories, etc. Hope that you are all having a great week...Take care... <BR> <BR> JANEY <em>304</em> and <em>380</em> to all the wonderf... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 23:38:11 EST