YARELL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=YARELL YARELL'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/ Not sure why... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851115 It took me so long. But today I finally gave in, got smart, and signed up for Spark Coach. I need the motivation and accountability it provides, and the structure. <BR> Now that I am "retired" I find the days go by and I "forgot" to workout. Especially in this cold weather. Mind you, once i get started, I Love it, especially the Ms. Leslie Intense 4 mile workout. <BR> So here we go! Sat, 10 Jan 2015 14:12:04 EST Here we go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4338376 again... I did this once. Right from here... weight and energy levels... reached my goals in both and let it go. So I know it can be done, has been and will be.... the diff this time around is that I have all the knowledge and experience gained from you all and spark to help! Sun, 3 Jul 2011 08:05:18 EST ironic.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4062421 or moronic... not iconic that's for sure. I received a consistency trophy today from Sparks. Now, the funny part is, the only consistent thing about me and sparks lately is my avoidance for tracking, logging etc etc.... so maybe that's why they gave it to me? Thu, 3 Mar 2011 06:40:58 EST 142!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3440350 That is NOT a good !!! It is an I weighed 124 last year at this point. Then I slipped a little.. then more. Played and fiddled here. Nothing serious. Gained a pound, lost, gained, lost... I knew I wasn't doing good, only exercising once in awhile. <BR> So i dug out scale for my sweetie to use, he lost weight in Europe with all the walking and wants to keep it up. I stepped on it. <BR> 142!!!!!!!!! <BR> Would add more to this blog, but am off to exercise. Someone kick my butt if they see me s... Sat, 17 Jul 2010 06:33:28 EST there's a fine line http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1757312 between sanity and crazy woman..... someone stop me please. I started tossing and sorting and next thing you know I have emptied out a ton of crap... none of which is my fault it is here... don't peek, just take my word for it! The trash guys are going to be pissed on Monday! Though it is all easily picked up and carryable... is that a word? (yes I donated alot too) <BR> What happened? I was just looking for something and next thing bam... <BR> <BR> and no, I did not find the book I was look... Sat, 31 Jan 2009 18:10:52 EST a rant... so don't look if you don't want too.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1591807 uuughhhh.... am I the only one sick of hearing people whine and moan? Wahhh wahhh wahhh... woah is me, I am the only person in the world with problems, the only person to have to work, the only person who gets picked on, used by a boss etc etc etc.... <BR> No one else can possibly have so many problems, such a whacked family, such a crappy job. <BR> I should get stuff for free, cause I have it so tough. Everyone should feel sorry for me. <BR> To borrow a page from the Eagles, GET OVER IT! <BR... Tue, 2 Dec 2008 08:01:20 EST downsides to losing weight..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1437472 yes... there are some. <BR> Clothes don't fit anymore... which is cool.. and sucks. I like shopping for clothes at Salvo and garage sales. You know me, a bargain! <BR> But.... akkkk.... I need new bras! (don't hate me here....) <BR> I am now no longer a 36B... I am down to an A cup!!!!!! <BR> I know some of you will wince and cuss at me.... I cannot help it. Yes, I am whining... I hate shopping for bras. I buy them online and will these too. but geesh..... <BR> why does the first place ya los... Tue, 2 Sep 2008 20:31:17 EST What if the Hokey Pokey is Really What it's all about? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1386076 This is a Jimmy Buffett Song.... I was listening to it this am and wondered? So if it was true... and life's a cosmic joke, testing us. Why not have fun as we test! And if we are suppose to be taking this life so seriously and stern... then someone has a really sick sense of humour! So lets all do the hokey pokey and thumb our noses at the world! <BR> <BR> Here's the lyrics... <BR> <BR> The universe is runnin' away <BR> I heard it on the news just the other day <BR> There's this new stuff c... Thu, 7 Aug 2008 07:37:26 EST Careful what you wish for..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1383906 you might get it, and from close up, it might not look the same as it did from afar. <BR> I wanted more challenges, I thought I was ready to step it up. I thought I knew what that would mean, boyo was I mistaken. <BR> Don't get me wrong, I love my friends and family, and my job etc. I honestly do! but.... <BR> does it all have to hit at once? <BR> First there was the huge Art Festival, which worked out great in the end, but was a bear and a half, the pointy, growly half, to organize. Just th... Wed, 6 Aug 2008 08:18:29 EST Family http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1312709 Please keep in mind the following comes after a no kid Auntie spends 11 hours with a niece and nephew and her in-laws with no support, back up or alcohol! <BR> <BR> What possesses people to have kids? There isn't any shutting them off or out. No time outs, not when you know they are just in other room lurking, waiting for their favorite Auntie to come play more superheros and such with them. Where the heck is their mute button? Their off switch? Don't I get to change channels even? <BR> <BR... Fri, 4 Jul 2008 22:06:00 EST People... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1275150 confuse me... big surprise there right? Am I the only one? The endless variety of people absolutely amaze me. Yet.... why should it? We are all different. I have studied the personalities. <BR> There's my friends who love the hustle and bustle of always being busy. Every minute planned out and filled with one activity after another. Involved in so many things my head spins. Leading, directing, planning... and they love it! <BR> Then there's the opposite, the ones that work, come home, sit... ... Tue, 17 Jun 2008 07:46:53 EST Uuuugghhhhhh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1274457 126! I weighed myself twice. But not fair, I have been doing more and more exercise and strength... oh.... yeah..... I know... muscle weighs more, and I am more muscular, so, as I have told others, I should have known. But! <BR> But..... Knowing and knowing aren't the same ya know! I know, but didn't know.... ( where's Alice and her white rabbit on that one?) <BR> I was so happy being 122-124.... past my goal.... bopping along. akkkk..... <BR> change of mind set here. <BR> Muscle weighs mo... Mon, 16 Jun 2008 21:37:31 EST Another Goal reached! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1269400 I had set a goal of a certain amount of strength exercises, was suppose to hit it by the 30th of this month. But this heat has been spurring me on faster, gives me all sorts of energy. Since Kris hit her goal yesterday, I had to push that final bit and do it! Wooohoooooo!!! <BR> Thank you Kris, for continually pushing and inspiring me! Sat, 14 Jun 2008 07:42:11 EST Oddments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1260810 Okay, I know this comes a surprise to some of you, but there is something not quite right about me. <BR> The rest of you wilt and suffer when it gets this hot (been 95 with a heat index of 101 around here lately). <BR> I on the other hand thrive in it, I have more energy, my mind is buzzing like mad and I just want to keep on keeping on. <BR> I feel bad as I see how my coworkers and friends get tired, sag, and cranky as heck. Their minds even seem to be going. But mine just blinks along. <BR>... Tue, 10 Jun 2008 07:21:59 EST An 8!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1153368 I made my size goal. I "had" to go buy new clothes today, garage sales and rescue mission. (Only way to go! ) <BR> <BR> 8! I am an 8..... woooohooooooooo. <BR> <BR> No, I am not losing more weight, working out and strength exercises are readjusting what I have. Floating between 120-125 is best for me. Sat, 19 Apr 2008 14:44:58 EST a discovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1140146 Today I got the first day I have had in ages to myself.... 6 full hours of whatever I want to do. <BR> So.... do I curl up and read? or lounge in tub? Or clean like a mad woman? <BR> Well... no. I cooked, and cooked and cooked. And I discovered something. I love cooking. I love taking simple ingredients and making healthy recipes my picky guys will eat, and that still taste good! (that will freeze well too) <BR> I knew I liked cooking, I knew I was getting better and better at it. But today ... Sun, 13 Apr 2008 21:36:48 EST I did it!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1079485 What the heck... I was only half trying this last week and I hit my goal without knowing it!!!! <BR> 122.5 this am! <BR> Wooohooooo.... celebrating tonight with the godkids. Mon, 17 Mar 2008 07:26:12 EST Check it Out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1041110 I changed my fitness goals. Have added some strength exercises. Darling Caston got me the cutest dumbells and I just have to use them. So I went in and found some not to hard ones and even created my own workout! Am close to goal weight and now want to focus more on strength. <BR> I really feel good about it. <BR> Thu, 28 Feb 2008 08:00:27 EST 2008 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=871534 Of course this will be a look back, and forward... <BR> <BR> back... <BR> <BR> this past year has been one of great change in me. Physical and Spiritual. <BR> I have gotten healthier and lost un-needed weight, thanks in large part to Kris, for being supportive and showing me sparks. (kicking myself but i will take the chance of a jinks) I have not had any of the colds or such that have gone through my workplace this year. Unusual for me. <BR> <BR> Spiritual, I have re-awoken the inner par... Tue, 25 Dec 2007 09:51:32 EST