__AMY__'s SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=%5F%5FAMY%5F%5F __AMY__'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/ Ten tips for older runners http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524030 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1912448266.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Endurance? You’ve only got to get out there and do it. Face up to it: man was meant to run.” – Percy Cerutty <BR> <BR> <BR> 1) Cut yourself some slack. Keep a positive attitude and do not expect to PR every race. It is best to run smart with lots of positive energy. Focus in the fun and spiritual aspects of running. <BR> <BR> 2) Speed is a big need. You need speed training to stop the decline in muscle fiber si... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 16:51:44 EST Have you replaced a bad habit with good habit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5523430 <BR> <BR> "Once you learn to quit, it becomes a habit." <BR> –Vincent Lombardi <BR> <BR> "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit." <BR> –Aristotle <BR> <BR> "Habit is habit and not to be flung out of the window by any man, but coaxed downstairs a step at a time." –Mark Twain <BR> <BR> "It is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them." <BR> –Benjamin Franklin <BR> <BR> "The awareness that health is dependent upon habits that we control makes us t... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 20:00:37 EST Why dogs are awesome. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5522315 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1064736178.jpg"> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 12:59:21 EST 17 Problems only book lover's will understand. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514423 <link>www.buzzfeed.com/harpercollins/17-pr<BR>oblems-only-book-lovers-will-understan<BR>d-9npd </link> <BR> <em>149</em> <em>150</em> <em>149</em> <em>150</em> Tue, 15 Oct 2013 16:08:36 EST Spark Activity Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511488 I've had my Activity tracker just a little bit under a month and still really like it. Even though it doesn't count a workout if you stop under ten minutes, it still counts steps. <BR> <BR> It stays on better than the FitBit Zip and FitBit One(which I washed). <BR> <BR> I like that it's waterproof. <BR> <BR> If you have any questions, ask away <BR> <BR> <em>546</em> <em>545</em> <em>365</em> <em>544</em> <em>543</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/n... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 11:42:07 EST Never give up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508968 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1006605749.jpg"> Wed, 9 Oct 2013 12:51:07 EST HORRIBLE Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5494032 I was putting on my contacts and grabbed the liquid soap instead of contant lense solution. I've washed it out, cried, put wet warm wash clothes, taken pain killers, and still it feels horrible. <BR> <BR> Having had a torn cornia in the past, I know there is not much they can do. Feel like crawling under a rock. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1408779298.jpg"> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 16:13:31 EST Wishing I looked like that http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5487069 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1946162568.jpg"> Mon, 16 Sep 2013 09:58:08 EST Live one day at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478343 Live One Day At a Time <BR> <BR> There are two days in every week <BR> about which we should not worry; <BR> Two days which should be kept free of fear and apprehension; <BR> One of these days is YESTERDAY, <BR> With its mistakes and cares, <BR> Its faults and blunders, Its aches and pains. <BR> YESTERDAY has passed forever beyond our control. <BR> All the money in the world cannot bring back YESTERDAY. <BR> We cannot undo a single act we performed. <BR> We cannot erase a single word ... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 06:44:40 EST Five Simple RULES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5477789 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1284133672.jpg"> Fri, 6 Sep 2013 12:36:10 EST Yeah! It's Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5471123 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l835327421.jpg"> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 19:03:29 EST I wish http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5470551 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l968320566.jpg"> Fri, 30 Aug 2013 06:55:41 EST Take pride in your accomplishments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462092 The time of the lion ends today, and it’s time to take PRIDE in your accomplishments. Like this post as a virtual ROAR to yourself and your weight loss success. Don’t hold back. You deserve it! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1266226600.jpg"> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 14:07:17 EST Encouraging http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5455729 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l733126978.jpg"> Thu, 15 Aug 2013 06:00:17 EST 10 Reasons you aren't losing weight and how you can fix it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5454257 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1110435376.jpg"> Tue, 13 Aug 2013 17:38:15 EST Good illustration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5448710 As the teacher of stress management raised a glass of water, everyone expected they'd be asked the "half...empty or half full" question. <BR> <BR> Instead, with a smile on her face, she inquired: "How heavy is this glass of water?" <BR> <BR> Answers called out ranged from 8 oz. to 20 oz. <BR> <BR> She replied, "The absolute weight doesn't matter. It depends on how long I hold it. If I hold it for a minute, it's not a problem. If I hold it for an hour, I'll have an ache in my arm. If I hold... Thu, 8 Aug 2013 11:14:16 EST Take one step at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5346088 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1489206942.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tip for the Day: Focus on the next pound you have to lose rather than the total amount. Ask yourself what you need to do to lose just one pound and then do that. If need be, break it down into the next half pound. Find the amount that is not over whelming to you. The amount that is doable in your mind. No matter the distance of the journey it is made up of individual steps. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 5 May 2013 10:07:04 EST Starting week 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5342955 Just started week 2 go Nutrisystem. Surprisingly the food is very good. Plus they have incorporated grocery foods that work with the program. It averages about 1200 calories a day. I have been tracking and fats, carbs and protein very balanced Thu, 2 May 2013 08:49:53 EST Current picture of my Bob http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5339764 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1029681076.jpg"> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 17:04:22 EST Farm living at it's best. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5330589 These were taken last week ...4/24/2013 <BR> <BR> <em>448</em> <em>379</em> <em>378</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l716480834.jpg"> Sun, 21 Apr 2013 12:34:52 EST Just taking it easy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5323207 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l872388027.jpg"> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 21:02:25 EST Once again it is Monday. Have 20 chicks coming in today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5315346 We already have 2 ducks, 15 fryers and 13 laying hens. The next 20 will also go in the freezer <BR> I have to figure out why my iPad is placing the pictures upside down <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 8 Apr 2013 04:19:04 EST THE NET USER GUIDELINES AND NETIQUETTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5310060 <BR> <BR> THE NET USER GUIDELINES AND NETIQUETTE <BR> By: Arlene H. Rinaldi <BR> Computer User Services <BR> Florida Atlantic University <BR> <BR> The Social Side of Being On the Nets: Local and Global <BR> <BR> INTRODUCTION <BR> <BR> It is essential for each user on the network to recognize his/her <BR> responsibility in having access to vast services, sites, systems and <BR> people. The user is ultimately responsible for his/her actions in <BR> accessing n... Wed, 3 Apr 2013 11:29:41 EST Spring brings new babies----> Puppy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5307069 Here I go again....hope the picture is upright <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l798630206.jpg"> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 07:14:10 EST Spring is here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5298120 Have found myself Mom to 2 puppies and 30 baby chicks. One is a pomeranian mix and the other is a german shepherd mix. DH just bleached our floors yesterday and we are both going crazy trying to housebreak to puppies. <em>338</em> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 10:50:04 EST Building a Spark Team http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5259238 <BR> i am wondering if trying to build a non diet type tram is going to be a waste of time. There are 50,000 individual Spark Team on the site <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> (sigh) I guess I gave up. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 20:50:49 EST Yesterday's blunder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5102542 I have to tell on myself. I picture myself 20 years ago. I could go to a health club and somewhat keep up with the leader. Well, yesterday I decided to try to do a step workout, low impact, etc. But it was interval with a weight bar, <em>23</em> which i could barely lift without weights. Then after that, I was supposed to jump up and continue with the step work out. Well, my lower back started hurting, from a previous ingury. Then my knee went out ( I have no meniscus) and down I w... Wed, 17 Oct 2012 12:56:26 EST Fitbit Vs Activelink http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100132 <em>244</em> Sparkpeople has added the FitBit to their supported 3rd party apps. If you want a gadget to motivate you for fitness, the FitBit is awesome. I sent back my striiv, although it was a great product also. <BR> <BR> I'm a nut for gadgets, so I also got Weight Watcher's Active Link. So I have made a mini goal of loosing a 1/2 a pound a week in 45 days. Daily goal of 10,000 steps a day with the FitBit and <BR> 3 Activity Points on the Active Link. <BR> <BR> DH wants to join th... Mon, 15 Oct 2012 15:38:17 EST My Weight Loss Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5036693 I just started becoming more active in my fitness journey and just bought a striiv and joined the strive team board. Looking forward into becoming more active. this picture came from my order page at amazon.com <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l383409085.jpg"> Wed, 29 Aug 2012 22:20:38 EST