ZIGGY122's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ZIGGY122 ZIGGY122'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/ Asking for help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770962 It's the beginning of a new month. <BR> I apologize to my spark friends for not be online much lately. <BR> My S.O, Mother was taken to the hospital on Wednesday found at home unresponsive she had a stroke. Does not seem she will recover according to the Doctors. She is now in a Nursing home, on hospice. Please pray for her that she goes easy and quickly. <BR> Love you all Mon, 1 Sep 2014 08:42:22 EST Weekly Weigh Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751512 My scale is slowly moving downward just as I have planned. 181.4 <BR> I am working my way slowly to move my BMI out of the obese range. <BR> I know I can be only overweight by the end of this year. Then my new goal will be to get to normal weight by my Birthday July 4, 2015. <BR> I have my emotional binge eating under control... yeah! <BR> I am being consistent on doing my workouts. <BR> I am eating more real food and giving up processed food most of the time. <BR> <BR> I feel better, I n... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 07:07:21 EST Goodbye July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750243 Although I've been away... I continued with my journey...and ate real food 90% of the time. <BR> <BR> Update on my Progress: <BR> <BR> July 31, 2013 weight = 202.6 <BR> July 31, 2014 weight = 182.8 <BR> <BR> Goals for August: <BR> 1) continue to eat real food 90% of the time <BR> 2) continue to go to the YMCA 3x's a week <BR> 3) aim for a 5lb. loss in weight <BR> Thu, 31 Jul 2014 09:16:49 EST Apology To All My Friends! (319) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742246 My Last post was March 1st. <BR> Friendship is one of our most valuable gifts. The exchanges of the heart that happen between friends make memories that last a lifetime, and those memories become treasures that warm us on the coldest of days. When we support each other through life's challenges, we are shown that we have so much love to give. <BR> Even though I was away for awhile, I remembered you all in my daily morning devotions. <BR> <BR> I would like at this time to thank each and ev... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 17:54:35 EST Happier Days have arrived (458) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639740 I am so happy with myself today, I am so full of energy that I walked 8 miles. I will do my yoga later this evening. <BR> Yes, I did have a donut on this " Fat Tuesday" but I had pre-planned for it and tracked it on my food tracker. <BR> Since I got tired of making 2 different meals since my S.O doesn't like healthy foods. I now make my menus ahead of time and I implement our usual foods, but I have changed my portions, to fit into my healthy lifestyle. So now I no longer stress over meal ti... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 17:44:41 EST New Month = New Goals (461) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636752 February 28, 2013 <BR> Weight - 213.3 Goal for February 2014 - do not gain <BR> be below 200 <BR> February 28, 2014 <BR> Weight 198.6 <BR> <BR> New Month = New Goals <BR> 1) be below last years weight for March <BR> 2) continue to track food and fitness on Spark people <BR> 3) Do my best each day <BR> 4) Give thanks to my Lord each day, for the blessings he gives me. <BR> With his help my new goals are reachable. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 09:37:02 EST Begin Now (475) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624760 Joining Spark People I have found that there is good news for those of us that have lost " our way" fitness wise. Hopes of returning to fitness at midlife or later is not too late to embark, as long as we come back slowly. Now was the best time for me to commit to it, I am rested and restless and ready. My body which I have become estranged from is whispering to me. Let's get back together. <BR> <BR> Sat, 15 Feb 2014 12:37:17 EST Don't do it if you Don't love it (479) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621604 I found that I love my treadmill, it's something I can do at home, whenever it suits me, it is always open unlike the gym, and I find it to be fun. The sweating and the mild pain afterward or even during is fun, all of it. It feels like play not work. <BR> I also found I like exercises, like jumping jacks, squats etc, I love the feeling I get after a workout. <BR> I found if it's not fun, I won't do it. You can't be quilted into lasting healthy behavior change. Should doesn't work, only want ... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:57:49 EST Sense of Progress (480) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620722 I need to feel as though I am improving. So my plan of satisfaction is I set small goals to keep motivated. As I reach these small goals I move the yardstick ever so slightly. As I age I also adjust my expectations for my body's performance. <BR> Although I notice I am improving on my endurance, and strength, it still isn't the same as when I was younger. I do feel more healthier and fit than I have in years. I love when a plan comes together and your body responds. <BR> Be kind to one anot... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 19:36:35 EST Lighten Up (482) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618912 Managing stress is staggeringly important in terms of loosing weight. Exercising is one of the best ways to shed stress, but don't underrate a mental trick: the big picture shift. <BR> Viewed from heaven, almost all our worries are trivial. There's no time for grumbling- only for grace and gratitude. I often dream of carefree years when I was younger and each day was filled with hours of play .. what joy. We forgave those who made us cry and forgot the verbal stone. We lived within the laws ... Sat, 8 Feb 2014 19:39:30 EST Believe in Something (484) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616878 All of us are born with distinct personality traits. Some live for crowds and parties, others seek solitude and time for quiet reflection. Some of us are naturally pushy, while others are just content just to get along. <BR> We don't pick and choose these traits their just part of the way we we're made. <BR> I suggest always believe in yourself, because if you don't who will? Just because you failed once, doesn't mean your gonna fail at everything. <BR> My belief is that I will get to my goal... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 12:02:01 EST Be a Mensch (485) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615984 Kind people attract the attentions of others. We are wired to recognize strangers who may help us in tough situations. That is another reason I love Spark People. When you join it is an obvious virtue, the kindness starting with "Spark" guy. <BR> Strangers come together to encourage and support each other without having to be justified. <BR> Spark people has the panic button, where you can scream out for help <BR> Huddle... to encourage each other <BR> Teams to pick from ... that suits you p... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 13:51:07 EST Be Opportunistic (486) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614986 You should make a management strategy for every task. <BR> My strategy for my workout is to do my most time consuming exercise first thing in the morning. <BR> Since I am care taker of my companion, since he is on disability, with COPD, it works out for me since he is a night owl and I am a morning person. <BR> I do my morning devotions <BR> I get my 2hr. on the treadmill before he is awake. <em>315</em> <BR> Then through out the day, I work in my calisthenic exercises. <em>344</em> ... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 13:01:07 EST Create Routines (487) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613877 Create routines, but sometimes break them. It seems as I get older routine seems to matter more. Habit and routine frees up RAM for the the things I enjoy most. Its not just athletes and parents with little kids that appreciate the value of routine. Our bodies crave regularity. <BR> But sometimes you can get into a rut, so sometimes break, out and just do something different. Keep discovering new fun things to try. <BR> I did that today... thanks to Spark People I joined a challenge..and tod... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 10:38:22 EST Keep Moving (488) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612874 Nobody moves continuously, or needs to. Very bad things happen when our bodies go dormant for long stretches, elevated risk of major killer diseases. So lets all move to lay the bricks for a healthier fitter life. To all my " Spark" friends, I love you. <BR> Keep moving and be kind to one another. Headed out to Mass. Be online later. Sun, 2 Feb 2014 09:39:56 EST Life's Greatest Gift (489) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612153 Well, the bug messed with my weight this week, since I wasn't able to get all my exercise in this week... but the good news my waist has gotten smaller ... last measurement was on Dec.6 2013 48" and today measurement is 41 1/2 " ..all others stayed the same. Being consistent most of the time..does pay off. <em>224</em> <BR> Feb.28, 2013 weight = 213.3 so I am starting out this Feb. better than last. <BR> New Month = New Goals <BR> I will say "I love you" every day. Love is an action and ... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 13:48:01 EST Staying Positive (490) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611260 Haven't been online for a couple of days, had a bug a couple of days and couldn't do much. <BR> Good news! Feel better <BR> Restarting my 30 Days of Planks <BR> Things happen that leave us feeling as though we have little control over our circumstances. Time to remember that hope is a gift to give to ourselves. <BR> The decision to stay positive and remain hopeful is the key to unlock possibilities. Choose this type of attitude, and share, it returns to renew the spirit. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow ... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:37:52 EST It is what it is! (494) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607478 I slipped backwards the last 2 days. Due to the weather I didn't make it to the "Y" on Friday. Took the day off Saturday as well. <BR> Sunday was much better, I got dressed for the cold and walked to Mass. It is only 3 blocks from my home. After Mass, I felt the message of hope, so my "Blues" only lasted 2 days this month. Yeah! <BR> I walked 5 blocks to the corner store to buy milk after I left church. It was great to get out of the house. Like my Gram used to say to us kids, you need to ... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 18:37:08 EST ONEderland! (496) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605564 Update: <BR> New Year/New You loose 1lb. a week challenge until 3/29/2014 <BR> Start weight: January 1st = 206.1 <BR> January 11th = 203.7 <BR> January 18th = 201.7 <BR> January 25th = 199.3 <BR> <BR> As I step through this gate into ONEderland, I feel proud of myself for reaching my first goal. <BR> I am setting my next short term goal: <BR> March 31st I will weigh 190 or lower. That is when I go for my next <BR>... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 19:11:38 EST Consistency! (500 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601502 Another Spark friend and I are planking for 30 Days, my results are posted on my Spark page, under Goals. <BR> When I started to exercise using Spark... I couldn't even lift my body weight off the ground, let alone agree to a challenge. <BR> Being consistent rewarded me with more strength, and endurance. <BR> I really didn't care how long it took me to get here, I am just glad I am here. <BR> Keep Sparking and be kind to one another Tue, 21 Jan 2014 17:41:35 EST At the Gate (502) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599170 Hopefully, I will be persistent and finally cross the gate into "ONEderland" this week. <BR> So many times I have made it this far then pulled a self sabotage, I am determined to reach this goal. <BR> With my morning devotion, I will as the Lord to walk closely with me this week, with his light I will keep walking the walk one step at a time. He will shine in my heart. <BR> At Mass today one of the hymns was Here I Am Lord, one of my fav's . <BR> It has been running through my mind all day ... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 17:05:10 EST Yeah! no "Blues" (503) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598317 New Year/ New You 1lb. a week challenge til 3/29/2014 <BR> Start weight January 1st = 206.1 <BR> January 11th. = 203.7 <BR> January 18th = 201.7 <em>248</em> Also, working on my Final Goal loose 1lb <BR> a week until 7/1/2015 <BR> My positives: <BR> I made it to the "Y" 2x's this week / improvement Last week didn't go at all. <BR> I utilized my treadmill the days I didn't go to the "Y" <BR> I weighed and measured my... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 19:20:09 EST N. M. R. (Day 507) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593913 N. M. R. = Non Material Reward <BR> <BR> Today Motivational calendar tip is to reward yourself, for each mile stone you meet. <BR> At my age, I no longer reward myself with material things. <BR> So, these are some of the rewards I give myself for reaching a mile stone; <BR> 1) I send a note or goodie to one of my Spark friend that has inspired me to reach <BR> my goal. <BR> 2) I let my significant other know I appreciate his encouragement & support <BR> 3) When I hit a big goal, I set... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 19:28:10 EST Good Kind of Ache (508) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592701 Good kind of hurt! <BR> I finally made it back to the Y today. <BR> My mind is thanking me for the improvement but my muscles are saying "Whoa! what <BR> just happened". <BR> Taking advantage of motivational calendar tip for today and set reminders on my computer and a friend to text me to keep me focused on my goals. <BR> Plan on going back to Y on Wednesday... tomorrow is back on treadmill here at my mini gym. <BR> Keep Sparking and be kind to each other! Mon, 13 Jan 2014 18:41:01 EST N.S.V. Goals (509) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591300 I've been thinking that it is that time of year again, since the weather is cold here in Pa. From now until Spring I will take on one of these N.S.V goals a week. <BR> So I am making a "To Do " N.S. V. Goals: <BR> I will clean out one closet a week <BR> 1st wk= clean out closet in computer room that is where every thing goes I don't know what to do with. Sort of like your junk drawer in the kitchen lol <BR> I will clean out dresser drawers <BR> I will clean out desk drawers and shred old pap... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 14:34:32 EST Is it Bragging? (510 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590236 Today's calendar says to practice saying and thinking and writing positive things about yourself. <BR> Have you noticed with these daily tips from January's motivational calendar, gives you encouragement but also gives you lots of food for thought. Like today I usually try not to write positive things about myself afraid it might come off as bragging. <BR> On the other hand I feel, when you review your actions for the week, and you see the positive actions you've taken it makes you want... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 12:19:52 EST Broken Relationship with Spark People (515) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582716 Today's calendar is to make a realistic timeline to stay on track Deadlines turn wishes into to goals. <BR> Think of broken relationships among families, relatives and friends. Some of the saddest splits of all are those among families and close friends. There may be painful memories but there are in every family. <BR> I had joined Spark People a few years ago but I quit and closed my account. While I was gone there was always something drawing me back. Just like when God called me back home... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 08:58:01 EST Calendar Day 4 ( 516) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581722 Today the motivational calendar says to make an action plan for your goals: <BR> Goal: Drink 8 + cups of water daily <BR> Action plan: I will keep my water bottle near me at all times. <BR> Goal: Less snacking watching T.V <BR> Action plan: I will drink water or a cup of green tea before snacking to see if I am just thirsty. <BR> Goal: Control my intake <BR> Action plan: I will make out a daily menu and post it each evening instead of waiting until mealtime to decide what to cook. <BR> Goal... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 10:03:27 EST Motivational Calendars (517) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581099 Today Sparking I found on the motivation page ~ a motivational Calendars <BR> January's focus is 31 Days to Unbreakable Resolutions <BR> Today you are to post your goals where you see them often <BR> I posted mine for this year on the refrigerator <BR> my desk <BR> my computer <BR> treadmill <BR> ... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 18:30:14 EST Acceptance (518) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579822 It doesn't matter what your reasons are for joining Spark People, but when we do it is Great! When I joined Spark people it was great, because you are accepted as one of their own no judgement just acceptance. <BR> Spark Guy, befriends you first, and when you read his story about Spark People you are "sparked" to sign a Membership Card & Pledge. <BR> Spark Guy and his gang of professionals are Great!! They inspire us, help us, and keep us updated and informed to reach our goals. <em>252</em>... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 18:12:32 EST Kindness (519) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577633 My focus this year is to kind to myself and others. <BR> January 1st~ weight 206.1 <BR> As you see I gained a few pounds over the holidays... but the difference this New Year Day ... I didn't give myself the usual fat lip... degenerate mean self talk this morning, instead I focused it on being blessed with a wonderful holiday with family and friends and the birth of baby Jesus. <BR> My morning devotions I asked the Lord to walk with all my " Spark " friends through their journeys and when i... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 10:17:11 EST LOL I'm not the only one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576726 When I joined Spark people and started communicating with others I finally realized I wasn't the only one experiencing unhealthy problems/ habits. With my connection with my " Spark " friends and the supporters on my blogs, provided me with an overwhelming feeling of unity and appreciation that I can reach my goals.Isn't it funny at times we think we're the only one with such problems. Be kind and support each other. <em>220</em> Tue, 31 Dec 2013 13:11:49 EST Three Strikes (521) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575894 Don't give up. Three strikes in a healthy lifestyle doesn't mean you're out. There's always one more thing you can do. Give it time and you can finish your journey. I want to show others I can make it, just like they did. Doesn't matter how long it takes just be the best you can be. Anyone care to join me? Mon, 30 Dec 2013 18:12:45 EST Set Yourself Free (522) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574678 So, you haven't been diligent, keeping to your healthy lifestyle, lately but don't be a victim. Forgive yourself that is what sets us free to be at peace despite the bad memories. Never be a victim of the past. <BR> Life is too short~ to worry about the past. <BR> That is why I always like the beginning of the New Year, I forgive myself for my wrong doings of the past year and start with a clean slate. I work to be the best I can be. Sun, 29 Dec 2013 13:56:45 EST Drop That Ball (523) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573813 Christmas is over and am looking forward for the ball to drop on the New Year. <BR> Now it's time to reflect on our progress... Do not look back at what you didn't achieve but how fit and healthy you have become. <BR> To all my friends who have reached their ultimate goal <BR> I say <em>244</em> <em>380</em> <em>243</em> <BR> To all my friends still working towards their goals along with me <BR> I say <em>244</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> <BR> To all of... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 13:22:51 EST My Christmas Wish! (528) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570731 Everyone, everywhere looks for happiness, but finding it seems difficult to do. We think happiness is found only where wealth abounds. We go seeking pleasure recognition and monetary treasure. I find that happiness is just a " state of mind". <BR> My Christmas wish, is for everyone who takes the time to be kind and make others happy, will be happy too. I believe the happiness you give away returns to shine on you. <BR> There are lots of people that will be alone over the holidays, take a min... Mon, 23 Dec 2013 21:40:35 EST Come Home! ( 529 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569970 No home,no social media site ( Spark People ) is a perfect place. It's simply a place where we imperfect people get together, and treat one another with a kindness that no one has to earn. <BR> There is nothing like being home.... especially during the holidays. <BR> There could hardly be a better description why Christmas means so much to people. <BR> The message I get from Spark people gives me the courage and joy to live life in an imperfect world belong to and be part of an imperfect f... Sun, 22 Dec 2013 16:55:11 EST Never too Late to Start! (530) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569219 I am writing my blog early today, going to my Son's later today for a Party! <em>460</em> <BR> When life seems like a long road, a lonely night and a bitter winter. I sometimes feel like " What's the use? I've done a couple of good things, but there's so much that I haven't done". <BR> Just like the world around me and with my own life. I'm going to work towards a healthier lifestyle. Sometimes it seems like I'm spinning my wheels. I don't want to wait for a few inches or pound... Sat, 21 Dec 2013 10:04:27 EST Finally Stress Free (531) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568900 I'm finally back!! Very Stressful couple of weeks... I won't go into details... but I finally got conformation that I finally have Health Insurance for 2014. Between the Insurance company and Healthcare.gov you can't believe the frustration and stress also I won't have a lapse in coverage. <BR> The Good news I didn't let the stress get to me and this is my weigh day <BR> The results are <BR> Goal = 1 pound loss a wk until Alaska Cruise / 2015 <BR> Start = 205.5 <BR> wk 1 = 201.3 / goal... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:49:41 EST Enjoying Life 538 / 537 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564299 My Goal is to blog daily on my progress: <BR> Yesterday day 538 I spent a wonderful day with my daughter-in- law, we went Christmas shopping. <BR> This year we decided instead of buying each other gifts we would use that money to provide gifts to a couple of needy Children. Last Sunday we took tags off the Christmas tree at our Church to help out needy family's. <BR> After my D.I.L got off work she picked me up and we headed to the mall. Neither one of us are what you call shopper... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 14:49:55 EST Life goes on 540 & 539 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563076 Sometimes, life just kicks your butt! Wasn't able to get online to Spark or blog yesterday.. so had to wait until today. <em>24</em> <BR> I am a " to do " list type of person. <BR> Got an email from Healthcare. gov about my application... but couldn't get on the site yesterday or today <em>198</em> ... had to call to get verified... was told I'd be able to get the site in 24 hours after update is computed.. wish me luck for tomorrow. <em>30</em> <BR> Even with the stress, have kep... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 18:15:00 EST 541 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561502 Today: <BR> Am devotion <BR> drank 8 cups of water <BR> walked on treadmill 30 minutes @ 3.5 5 minutes @3.0 mph = 2 .001 <BR> 5 day total = 18.009 miles Had a little hip pain so had to quit at 30 minutes learning to listen to my body. <BR> made healthy food choices and even with and afternoon snack of almonds I stayed within my calorie range. <BR> logged onto Spark <BR> blogged. Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:48:51 EST 542 days left on Countdown http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560754 Today: <BR> Am devotion <BR> drank 8 cups of water <BR> walked on treadmill 60 minutes @ 3.5mph 10 minutes 3.0mph = 4.002 <BR> 4 day total = 16.007 miles <BR> made healthy food choices stayed within calorie range <BR> logged onto Spark <BR> blogged <BR> <BR> Spent most of the afternoon, applying for my health insurance... how confusing but <BR> understand more now got all my questions answered. Mon, 9 Dec 2013 19:09:44 EST Commit ( 543 ) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559940 Day 543 on countdown <BR> <BR> Commit ~ to pledge or devote (oneself) to a position on an issue. <BR> For a very long time I have considered myself a procrastinator. I have a problem with commitment. <BR> <BR> To become healthy & fit you must devote yourself to your plan without an " all or nothing " attitude. <BR> <BR> My Goals to become healthy & fit began with joining Spark people. <BR> <BR> First I had to rid myself of some of my bad habits, the biggest one was smoking. <BR> So... Sun, 8 Dec 2013 18:16:06 EST 544 ~ Countdown http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559276 Today: <BR> Am devotion <BR> drank 8 cups of water <BR> Walked on treadmill 60 minutes @ 3.5 mph 10 minutes 3.0 mph = 4.002 miles <BR> 3 day total = 12.005 miles <BR> Stayed within calories range <BR> Logged onto Spark <BR> Blogged <BR> <BR> Did well yesterday, even went to bed by 10:30 pm. <BR> Am keeping track of miles walked and miles biked for the while 546 days. Sat, 7 Dec 2013 18:23:40 EST 545 ~ Family Cruise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558462 This is day 545 <BR> Friday weigh day = 205.5 Weekly Goal = 1 pound a week Finale Goal = 130 <BR> Measurements <BR> Chest = 48 inches <BR> Waist = 43 inches <BR> Hips = 48 inches <BR> Thigh = 24 inches <BR> calf = 15.5 inches <BR> Upper Arm = 15.5 inches <BR> Today: <BR> Drank 8 cups of water <BR> Walked on treadmill 60 minutes @3.5mph 10 minutes @ 3.0 mph = 4.001 miles <BR> 2 day ... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 14:43:04 EST Countdown to July 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5557757 Family Alaskan Cruise~ 2015 <BR> One of the things on my bucket list to do. <BR> <BR> 546 days until July 1 of 2015 = 78 weeks goal = 1 pound a week Friday's weigh day <BR> <BR> Today: <BR> drank 8 cups of water <BR> walked on treadmill 60 minutes @ 3.5mph 10 minutes @ 3.0 mph = 4.002 miles <BR> stayed within my calorie range <BR> logged onto Spark <BR> blogged <BR> <BR> Thu, 5 Dec 2013 16:42:50 EST Busy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556312 I cut my workout on the treadmill short today, but kept busy most of the day. <BR> I cleaned my garage. I carried the left over wood to finish my back porch in the spring into the garage to store for the winter. <BR> I ran errands, and picked up Chinese take out for dinner. After dinner baked 4 dozen of cookies. <BR> Now I am finally doing my Sparking. <BR> Goals for the month <BR> Log onto spark ~ met <BR> Track food ~ met <BR> Blog ~met <BR> Stay within Cal range ~ not met ( went over ) ... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 21:52:17 EST Spark Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555159 To all my Spark Friends <BR> Had a few issues with my computer and internet connection, so I haven't been online much lately. Got everything fixed and I am back. <BR> Boy! have I missed you... it is a lot harder to be consistent doing it on your own. I find I need my always loving and encouraging and supportive " SPARK " Friends !!! <BR> Goals for December: <BR> 1) log onto Spark daily <BR> 2) track Food & stay within calorie range <BR> 3) Blog daily <BR> 5) Make it to the " Y " 3 x's a w... Mon, 2 Dec 2013 15:02:24 EST Compliment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5544594 Just had to share this with my " Spark " friends. <BR> Like I've said in the past I am not a social butterfly, and I joined the YMCA. <BR> For the last few weeks I have been gong to the Y to do my workouts with weights and to use their equipment to get my cardio. <BR> This morning I got on the Scifi bike for my usual hour, 5 minutes before I was finished, a gentleman came up to me and said " you are my hero " since I came into the gym you've been on the bike and I noticed you've kept the... Mon, 18 Nov 2013 18:46:57 EST