YANDI4LIFE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=YANDI4LIFE YANDI4LIFE'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 love my trackers but.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938720 I have a Fitbit Charge HR, SPAT, and a Polar heart rate monitor. I love them all but I don't want to have them connected to my SP account anymore. Actually the Polar never was. They are all very good for what they do. It's just too confusing when it comes to calorie counting. I was going in circles for the last few days trying to make up my mind about disconnecting them. After looking at my tracker tonight, I decided it was time. I will still use them because they are handy weight loss tools ... Tue, 2 Jun 2015 22:07:00 EST Why is enough never enough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5938070 I have a new obsession. It's good and bad. It's good because I have developed a habit that I must get at least 30 minutes of exercise everyday. It's bad because I have a hard time turning it off. NO matter what I do, I always convince myself it wasn't enough. I know it's crazy, but how do I stop it. I completed my strength training circuit earlier today, and when I got home, I felt like I had to do more. I'm surprised I haven't worn myself out. I love exercising now and finding new ways to ch... Mon, 1 Jun 2015 19:55:29 EST Reality Check Needed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5936510 I was just in bed thinking about my day. I was actually being horrible to myself with my thoughts. I messed up tonight by eating too much ice cream. Early today somebody shared something with me that left me feeling sad. I guess the ice cream was my comfort food. Anyway, I was thinking how horrible I am for blowing it with the ice cream and how I didn't workout as hard as I normally do. When all of a sudden a <em>3</em> went off. I have not missed a single day of exercise in 59 days. Today... Fri, 29 May 2015 22:55:46 EST The mirror made me do it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935386 I had just about talked myself out of going to the gym. As I was passing the mirror in the hallway, I took a peek, and I saw more of my collar bones than before. It was all the motivation I needed to get out of the house. I did my C25K run/walk and my strength training circuit. When I got home my pooch was looking at me like he knew mommy didn't feel like our usual walk. The look sucker punched me. I don't know how I did it, but I manage to take him out. It was a shorter walk than usual, but ... Wed, 27 May 2015 21:26:08 EST Winding down for the evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934264 I'm still holding on. Some days are easier than others, but I manage. At least I am free of school for a couple of weeks. The ed of the semester was really stressing me out. I have decided to take one class over the summer, but it doesn't start until mid-June. My appetite is still getting use to have to eat more because of the amount of calories that I burn. Some days I feel like I'm not going to make it or that I'm eating too much, but I haven't gained, so I guess I'm not consuming too many ... Mon, 25 May 2015 23:04:40 EST Getting healthier by the minute http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928686 I can bend over and tie my shoes now. I can sleep through the night. I have so much energy, and most days I am not bothered by depression.I feel stronger. I like what I see when I look in the mirror. My fat rolls on my back are still there, but they are much smaller. I have learned to like sweating. That's a big one for me. I have control over eating instead of eating having control over me. <BR> <BR> These are just a few of the things I have noticed in the last week. It's funny because I w... Fri, 15 May 2015 13:53:08 EST Still making progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924827 It's official...no more blood pressure medication! My consistency has paid off. Also, the scale budged in the right direction this morning. It wasn't a full pound, but it moved, and I'll take it. Last night I was looking in the mirror, and I liked what I saw looking back at me. I thought "If I don't lose another pound, I'm okay." For the first time in a very long time, I'm comfortable in my skin. In no way am I stopping here, but I like the way I feel at this stage. I'm beginning to gain conf... Fri, 8 May 2015 12:42:34 EST Received some good news Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922730 During Friday's doctor visit I was told my blood pressure is "beautiful". I don't remember how long ago I was diagnosed with high blood pressure because it's been so long. But it was good to hear that if I continue going the way I'm going that I might be coming off of my medication soon. At the least, my dosage will be decreased. I was shocked. My doctor was totally impressed when I showed her my picture collage of pics of me since early March. I told her about the different steps I have been... Mon, 4 May 2015 22:57:56 EST Doing good and making progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920778 Laughing at myself this morning because I have completed 30 minutes of exercise. Why is that funny? I forgot I have an activity tracker <em>2</em> Silly Me. I was sitting here tracking my exercise, and I saw the device on the screen. It threw me off guard for a second. Then I realized what it was...duh me. I guess old habits do die hard. I'll make sure to put it on for the rest of the day. <BR> My waist is getting smaller. It's now 40 inches. I haven't been this small in the waist for a v... Fri, 1 May 2015 11:45:56 EST Wishing my mood gets better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919240 I'm finally over that sluggish bloated feeling. It had me wanting to scream. I couldn't figure out what was causing it. Yesterday after my gym workout, all I could do was lay around. My stomach (or whatever it was) did like me, and I wasn't liking it. I almost skipped going to the gym, but somehow I managed to get out of the bed and go. I don't know what's up with my mood today. I just told my hubby and daughter that I feel so heavy. It's not about my weight. It's my mood. There is a lot goin... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 17:27:48 EST I'm not vain...I'm amazed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918130 I cannot walk past a mirror without looking at myself. I try not to do it, but I can't help it. The transformation I see taking place before me is amazing. I've lost one of my faces. I see cute curves beginning to form, and my butt is actually getting smaller (unbelievable). I have pictures, but when I try to post them, they upload sideways, so I delete from my gallery. I've been told I look younger and happier. I actually feel both. Why did it take me so long to get with the program. Oops, t... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 20:13:23 EST I'm getting stronger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917655 I had to take a fitness test, and I was able to do fifty squats. I could have kept going, but I was stopped at fifty. My upper body is still not as strong as I would like it to be, but it's stronger too. <BR> I know as I continue to train that my my strength will continue to grow. It still amazes me how many different areas are improved with exercise. Yesterday I was told my complexion has a glow to it. I can feel my posture improving. It's absolutely wonderful. I can't wait for the weather t... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 21:42:23 EST My daily check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917198 Another good day. I am feeling a little sore from my workout earlier. My daughter came over and cooked dinner for me. She kept it simple and healthy. I guess she sees all the effort I am putting forth. I'm just thankful for the dinner because all I wanted to do was rest. I have a lot of studying to do before Tuesday, and I need my mind clear. Fri, 24 Apr 2015 21:43:03 EST Good Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916664 Today was a good day. Nothing exciting or super fabulous occurred, but it was a good day. I'm tired. I feel like I could sleep for at least twelve hours. I've completed my thirty plus minutes of exercise and I have eaten my meals, so all is good. Now I'm going to do what's next on my list...go to bed and rest. Thu, 23 Apr 2015 22:57:46 EST Tired, Tired, Tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916027 It's been a long day. I was happy with my (official) weekly weigh-in. I'm down another 2.2 pounds. I'm glad I got my exercise done early today because this old girl is done. I went to the gym and did a water fitness class, rode the recumbent bike, and completed a strength training circuit. I needed to pick myself up because I didn't do too good on an exam yesterday. I said, "No,no,no there is no time for sitting around sulking." By the end of my workout, I felt a lot better. <BR> I decided to... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 21:33:46 EST All I could say was...WOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915475 This evening my daughter was scrolling through the pictures on my phone and came across a picture of me that was taken on March 3rd. I still cannot believe the difference. It's amazing what consistency will do. I am so motivated and determined to stay on track. I laugh at myself sometimes with the crazy things I do. For instance tonight I was beat after training. I saw that I was coming up short on my calories and protein. I went to McDonald's and ordered the new grilled chicken sandwich with... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 23:32:15 EST I still can't believe it....I completed 30 minutes non-stop on the elliptical machine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914832 My workout partner was cheering me on. I was so excited. As she was helping me get set up on the machine, she asked me if I was going for another 7 minutes (that's what I did Saturday). I said "No, I gonna try for thirty." And I did it <em>104</em> I am amazed at my strength now. My legs felt strong enough to carry me through it. My consistency is beginning to pay off. I'm down 10 pounds now, and my new measurements are looking good too. My hubby said he can tell I'm getting fit because I ... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 22:10:15 EST Trying and liking new things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914101 Now that I have just about gotten in the habit of making healthier food choices, I'm ready to start adding to my selection. I'm beginning to love the things that I used to turn my nose up to. My salad at lunch today consisted of raw veggies that before were eaten soggy and heavily seasoned. I actually enjoyed the crispness of the veggies. I will not lie. I did not go into with an open mind. I was only eating because it was healthy, but as I started chewing it and taking in the flavors, It st... Sun, 19 Apr 2015 19:10:36 EST Still hanging in there http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913660 I had an awesome workout today. I did 1.5 miles at the track. I went to the gym and did my strength training. I've been tracking my food. I've been a good girl. But this good girl is feeling really bad. My cold has me feeling like I'm on a roller coaster...up and down. I'll be glad when it's over. Now I'm off to bed for more rest. Sat, 18 Apr 2015 22:26:27 EST Getting better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913167 I'm feeling better this evening. Tomorrow I'm going to attempt to get in a full workout, if my body says no, I'll listen. Tonight I'm a little sleepy because of the cold medicine I took. Of course I had to make time to finish up my evening routine. I'm working on breaking old habits and replacing them with new productive ones. I still feel good about how it's going. I can see and feel changes ooccurring. So far, all of the changes are good. Fri, 17 Apr 2015 22:25:43 EST Ugh.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912566 Today I'm feeling worse than yesterday. I glad exercising can be broken up throughout the day. I really don't know how I pulled it off, but I got 36 minutes in today. It's funny how I got sick after I decided to step up my game a notch. I even went out and bought a new pair of shoes. I guess they will have to stay in the box another day, or maybe I'll wear them around the house to break them in. <BR> <BR> It's been a trying day all day. School was awful. My appetite is still not right. I'm ... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:38:29 EST Not feeling well but doing okay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912070 Today was interesting. First I have a cold; it's not bad, but it has me feeling kind of sluggish. The crazy thing though was my food cravings. It's my fault. I was running late for an appointment and forgot my snack bag. I try to carry one along everywhere that I go. By mid morning, I was sitting in the chair thinking of all of my past friends. Their names: cheese steak sub, whopper with cheese, and Mc D's fries. Yup, I was gone. In my mind as soon as my appointment was over, I was going to s... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 23:39:39 EST I Love SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911502 I absolutely love this site. There is so much here. Sometimes I have to remind myself that this (site) should also be done in moderation. I truly believe SP was not created for me to be on it 24/7. All of the tools are here when I need them. I log, I track, blog, and so much more here. I am truly thankful for SP. But SP says to be active. That's why I also need control here. Making these recent changes have already started to have an effect on me. I have more energy. I feel stronger. My moo... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 23:55:09 EST Never knew food tatsted so good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910825 I have been drowning my food. Using too many sauces, condiments, and seasonings is how it was done. I never knew wholesome naked food was so good and filling. I told my DH that my facial muscles hurt from all of the chewing that's involved now. That's a good thing though because my face is also getting toned (a natural face lift). I'm glad my food choices now hold me from one meal to the next because everything is so tasty that if I wasn't measuring everything (and I do mean everything) I cou... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 22:32:35 EST My confidence is growing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910182 All in all, today was a good day. I got 30 minutes of exercise in early this morning. I was only 24 calories under my goal, so I don't have any complaints there. It's amazing to me how I am meeting my nutrient goals because I'm not eating a lot of meat. I'm down to once a day now. AND I don't miss it. Also, with the exception of my occasional cup of coffee, I'm not adding sugar to my foods, and I have completely let go of the sugary drinks. I like taking the time to prepare healthy meals and ... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 22:34:04 EST Morning refection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909372 I woke up this morning feeling sluggish. I did not want to do anything. I managed to eat a small breakfast (almonds, banana, and oj), I managed to get to the track, and I managed to walk 1.5 miles in 31 minutes. When I got home, I realized I did pretty good. The fact is I did what I thought I was incapable of doing this morning. I did not give in to whatever it was I was feeling. I had some choices to make, and I think(I know) I made the right ones. <BR> <BR> I read a SP article (How to Bea... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:16:11 EST My daily check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908830 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1747066002.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Heading to the gym. I wanted to go to the track and start my running program, but I saw a weather report calling for possible thunder storms, so I'm taking the gym detour. I'll walk on the treadmill. I don't like the way it feels under my feet (I'm weird like that) and start my running program another day. I feel pretty good this morning. One major improvement since restarting my healthy living approach has b... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:43:50 EST Huffed and puffed my way through it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908599 Tonight's walk was tough, but I persevered. It was a very long walk (only 1.2 miles), but some reason I found myself huffing and puffing through it. I just kept breathing and going. Eventually it got better. I wondered if that was the second wind I had heard so much about. When it was over, I was glad that I didn't quit. Thu, 9 Apr 2015 23:43:20 EST Feeling great and loving it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907757 I had an awesome time at my fitness challenge last night. I was actually afraid to go because I thought I would hold my team back, but my worries were for nothing. I'm on a great team (actually the entire group is awesome). There is so much support there. We have meetings once a week, but we are given challenges for the rest of the week, and regular exercise and good eating habits are strongly recommended. SPARKPEOPLE (yeah SP) was one of the sites that was recommended to use for additional s... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 13:51:54 EST Never giving up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904738 Well I'm here, so I guess that means I haven't given up. That's a good thing right? Of course it is. I'm still determined to get fit and healthy. This time I'm doing for more than weight loss. I decided to take baby steps I stead of my usual all at once approach. I've also decided not to go it alone. I think the attitude I'm using this tie.e will help with my success. Fri, 3 Apr 2015 10:39:49 EST It feels good to be home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473618 I've been away from home too much. I feel like it's holding me back. This week the scale didn't move for me, but I'm not too upset because that means that I didn't gain weight. That might change by my next weigh-in because it seems like all I did at work this weekend was eat. I'm still feeling stuffed. I was able to get some exercise in, so it might balance out. I'm still trying to figure out a schedule that will allow me the time to do all that I need to do. I didn't realize it would be so d... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 14:53:38 EST Creeping but moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5456629 Today I posted on FB that it was a Murphy's Law day for me. My day started off crazy. By noon I was ready to throw in the towel find my bed and cry into my pillow. Yes, it was that bad. And that had nothing to do with my pain issues. I just felt like someone somewhere hated me and was making me pay (for what I have no clue). The sun did break through a little. Grades were posted, and I did very good. I'm still an 'A' student despite everything that is going on. I did manage to get some walkin... Thu, 15 Aug 2013 22:24:08 EST My garden; my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436140 For the last three days I've been working on getting my front yard together. Yesterday while pulling weeds I realized the garden was a lot like life (my life). There were so many weeds in there that the life was being choked from what belonged there. Yes, I admit had neglected the garden for quite some time (much like myself). As I began to pull the weeds, I saw that there was a lot of good in there; it just needed the mess removed (much like myself). I missed the first bloom because I put of... Sun, 28 Jul 2013 11:35:58 EST I think Yandi is back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5435352 What a day. I got a few things accomplished. I'm happy about my garden coming together. I was embarrassed every time I walked up to my house. I just wasn't in the right mindset to get things done. Ever since that phone call on Thursday it seems like an "S" has appeared on my chest. I feel like I want to do things again. I'm looking forward to my morning walks and my strength training. I'm smiling again. I just feel normal again. Don't get me wrong; I still have other stuff popping out at me,... Sat, 27 Jul 2013 15:08:08 EST Trouble don't last always http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433552 Today I received good news. I have a job. I have not worked since January 2012. For a while I was unable to work. Then when I was able to, I couldn't find a job. I began to feel bad about myself and lose hope. Though I would pick myself up and try to be positive, I would have my bad days and sometimes weeks. But to God be the glory, that's behind me now. I'm not out of the woods (financially) yet, but in time that will be okay too. As I already posted this evening, I have rejoiced to the poin... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:55:45 EST Trying to pull myself together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431002 It has been a very long, very emotional, and very exhausting week for me. I thought I was over my whatever this is that I'm going through, but I'm not. One minute I'm up, the next I'm down. I'm not really in the mood for anything. I won't lie; some days it takes everything in me just to log on, but I manage it. I haven't been exercising or eating right. I'm not overeating. I'm not eating enough. I keep telling myself, "Trouble don't last always." I try to focus on positive things, but the neg... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:30:14 EST Major distractions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5420521 This has not been a good week for me. There is a lot going on with me, and to be honest most days I felt like I just wasn't going to make it. Today I am thanking God for his loving kindness because He brought me through. Today I will try to take my eyes off of my troubles and focus on my victories. I haven't won them yet, but I am trusting that I will overcome. That is my positive thought for the day. Sun, 14 Jul 2013 09:00:27 EST In pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414756 I don't know what's going on, but my body is not my friend today. It seems like everything on my right side is striking out at me. The only exercise I had today was my morning walk, and I haven't done strength training since Friday. It's bad...so bad in fact that I'm thinking of going to see a doctor. I hope it's nothing serious. I don't want any setbacks. Mon, 8 Jul 2013 20:11:13 EST Good start to my day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413054 I got an early start today. I knew my granddaughter was coming this morning and wanted to get some exercise in before she got here. I walked around my neighborhood incorporating some hills and got quite a workout. My knee didn't like the big hill and started squawking about it (no pain though). When I got in, I ate a decent breakfast. I'm feeling positive today. I guess digging deep yesterday helped. You can't resolve issues if you don't know what they are. Sun, 7 Jul 2013 08:59:08 EST Self evaluation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412629 I know that I read a quote before that said, " Doing the same thing and expecting different results is insane" or something like that. So why do I think that I can keep doing the same thing over and over again and see results. I do good for a few days, and then I lose my mind. It's like I get bored and don't know what to do with myself. To cover up, I won't track what I'm eating. And that's my problem- the eating. I will exercise, but I'm not good about being mindful about what I choose to ea... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 19:08:08 EST Getting back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411212 The holiday is over. I don't think I did to bad getting through it, but I need to tighten up a little bit. This week has been kind of slow for me. I had too much time on my hand. I lost focus a little, but I woke up this morning realizing it is not to late to regroup. Fri, 5 Jul 2013 07:09:10 EST Couldn't resist the urge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407430 I was standing in the mirror getting ready for a balletone class, and the urge hit me. It won't be a month until the 22nd, but I just had to pull out the measuring tape. I wanted to know if my eyes were playing tricks on me. They were not. I have lost a total of 2.5 inches <em>100</em> One inch from my waist, one from my hips, and a half inch from my chest. Talk about motivation. I'm ready to start pulling my summer dresses out of the closet and play dress up. Mon, 1 Jul 2013 12:49:43 EST Feeling guilty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406276 I haven't done anything wrong. Yesterday I didn't exercise. It was my day off from exercise, so why do I feel bad about it? It's just that it has become a regular part of my routine, and when I don't do it, it feels like something is missing. I feel like I've fallen from grace, and I'll never get back to exercising again. Am I crazy? I hope I'll feel better once I get to the gym today. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 11:36:50 EST Progress....yeah baby :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405332 Today I weighed in at 234. That's 2 pounds gone <em>104</em> I've also noticed some other changes. I can see my clavicles peeking through, and it looks like an hour glass shape is beginning to take form around my waist. I'm so excited <em>334</em> I guess I'm doing something right. There are still a few things I need to work on such as drinking more water, logging my calories, and planning out my meals. But overall, I think I'm doing ok. Sat, 29 Jun 2013 09:42:47 EST Feeling good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403927 Just got back from a great workout. I'm happy about the progress I'm making. I had a few moments this week that I kind of fell of the wagon where my calories were concerned, but I'm not going to beat myself up over it. I know those moments will occur. The important thing is, I moving past it and getting back on track. During my workout this evening I had some crazy thoughts going through my head. I felt like a weakling at first because my muscles were getting tired, but then I remembered that... Thu, 27 Jun 2013 20:31:25 EST I'm exhausted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399368 It has been a day. It's not that it was busy, but what I did has whipped me out. I had my usual morning walk, did some homework that's due tomorrow (I can be such a procrastinator), and went to the Y. I'm tired! <BR> I got on the scale. I lost .5 pound. I was so excited. The scale is moving in the right direction. My reward....a nice hot bath and a good night of sleep :) Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:57:40 EST Healthy is enough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398258 Was wondering why I decided to lose weight, get fit, get healthy, or whatever it is that I'm doing this time around. And I honestly can't remember the reason. I know that sitting in class learning about the heart and the cardiovascular system has made me quite happy that I decided to do it. It's important that I take care of this delicate machine (my body) regardless of the reason behind it. Actually, the class might have been what started it (now that I think about it). <BR> I can tell that... Sat, 22 Jun 2013 12:31:19 EST Trying to stay focused http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392384 Today I am feeling everything. I know that I have been working out. I also feel like my appetite has increased. I am trying to make good choices. It was so tempting when I went to the market after class this afternoon. It was like the cookies, cakes, and donuts were umping out at me. I kept telling myself, "Just keep walking." I know that if I had bought any of that stuff into the house, I would not have been able to stop at 'just a little.' I'm feeling tired, but I have one more thing to do.... Mon, 17 Jun 2013 18:36:08 EST I'll get it right next time :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390906 I was so determined to get to the gym this morning that I was there at 7 and they didn't open until 9 <em>198</em> what was I going to do for 2 hours. I decided to get my cardio in another way... walk my buddy. We had a good time. He was tired and so was I when we got back home. I decided to go back to the gym for my strength training. Half way though my workout my daughter called. I had to leave because I had to watch my granddaughter. Completely my fault...again, I was confused about t... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 14:26:12 EST WOW....it's been a long time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389477 Sitting here wondering where to start. It's been so long. I'm not sure what to do or how to do it. I just know it needs to be done. Guess I'll dust off the walking shoes and see what happens. Fri, 14 Jun 2013 22:07:52 EST