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Save It For A Rainy Day
7/31/2014 9:37:46 PM,  0 COMMENTS

The weather has been dreary all day, raining off and on, pretty much ruling out cycling. I did manage to get a brief hike in, but it really start...  Read more

SHOTOKIDO

Celebrating 2 years...
7/31/2014 8:49:13 AM,  3 COMMENTS

This is the anniversary of my 2nd year with Sparkpeople and still going strong. I am down about 17 lbs. It was 20 lbs, but I had a setback in July w...  Read more

ROBBIEY

REAGANISMS
7/31/2014 5:25:45 AM,  6 COMMENTS

"Here's my strategy on the cold war: We win, they lose." "The trouble with our liberal friends is not that they're ignorant: It's...  Read more

MARYJOANNA

Summertime
7/30/2014 10:10:02 PM,  0 COMMENTS

But it's an odd one. Temperatures hovered around 100 Monday, but dropped to the low 60's this morning. Overall, it has been the coolest Summ...  Read more

SHOTOKIDO

July 30, 2014 532lbs
7/30/2014 12:27:48 PM,  13 COMMENTS

I lost 2lbs this week. Did well with the water drinking but had a couple bad food days. I'm focused and hoping for a better week! Thank you all for...  Read more

PERSISTENTTIM

Happy Wednesday
7/30/2014 8:10:41 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Happy Hump Day!!! This is the day my willpower to stay within my caloric range starts to get hard. I must push through this day and remain diligent....  Read more

ROBBIEY

Happy Wednesday
7/30/2014 8:10:39 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Happy Hump Day!!! This is the day my willpower to stay within my caloric range starts to get hard. I must push through this day and remain diligent....  Read more

ROBBIEY

Looking Forward
7/29/2014 4:08:40 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am pushing and looking forward to August. A new month will be a new beginning. I have much work to do as far as diet and exercise. I am not givin...  Read more

ROBBIEY

Two Down
7/29/2014 11:08:00 AM,  0 COMMENTS

Two important things are down - my fasting blood glucose and my weight. My primary focus has been on the fasting blood glucose, because without...  Read more

SHOTOKIDO

Now I did it...
7/29/2014 8:54:57 AM,  2 COMMENTS

...and "it" is not a good thing. I have added back all 25 pounds that I lost last year. On the one hand, I'm glad I know now, instead of another 5 pou...  Read more

CHANGETHEGARDS

Back to my old running...
7/28/2014 1:55:45 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Last night I felt good in my 11 mile run. I felt back to my old self. I still have this sinus thing going on, but that did not stop me from putting...  Read more

ROBBIEY

I Can See It!
7/28/2014 8:55:42 AM,  0 COMMENTS

I have long known that it is important to visualize myself accomplishing my goals, but I have known that in an intellectual way. For some reason...  Read more

SHOTOKIDO

Lazy Day
7/27/2014 4:34:54 PM,  2 COMMENTS

Today day is a lazy day for me, I am not planning on doing much of anything other than relaxing. I will however give running a try again tonight. Ha...  Read more

ROBBIEY

Back to Running
7/26/2014 8:36:03 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I got back to running last night and it felt great. I was feeling sluggish, but I did it regardless of that fact. It did clear up my sinus problem t...  Read more

ROBBIEY

High and Light
7/26/2014 5:25:31 PM,  0 COMMENTS

As in high energy and light on my digestive system. That's what I've been finding about diligent healthy eating. My energy levels seem to re...  Read more

SHOTOKIDO

It's Goin' Down!
7/25/2014 11:06:16 PM,  1 COMMENTS

And by "it" I mean my fasting blood glucose. The combination of foods high in soluble fibers (lots of peas and beans), careful tracking of nutrit...  Read more

SHOTOKIDO

Physical went well...
7/25/2014 11:15:02 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I just had a physical and my health is good other than sinus pressure in my ears. No infection or anything. My blood pressure 114/80 and my EKG was...  Read more

ROBBIEY

Starting to Feel Better
7/24/2014 9:50:59 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am starting to feel better and to gather my strength and motivation to get back to basics of eating healthy and exercising. Looking forward to Augu...  Read more

ROBBIEY

Gratitude Is NOT An Attitude
7/24/2014 6:20:50 PM,  3 COMMENTS

It's an action. Feeling thankful is far less valuable for either party than actually saying "thank you."...  Read more

SHOTOKIDO

Chicago Deep Dish Pizza (Lou Malnati's)
7/24/2014 8:45:48 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I had to go to Chicago for business for the past two days. And, yes. I did have some deep dish pizza. I tried to get the nutritional information he...  Read more

NUTSNUTSGETEM

Pho Soup For You!
7/23/2014 11:07:37 PM,  0 COMMENTS

Ok, I know it's pronounced [Fah], but work with me here. I've been on a soup-making kick this week, having made a large quantity of base soup sto...  Read more

SHOTOKIDO

Having One of those Weeks
7/23/2014 9:34:30 PM,  0 COMMENTS

I am having one of those weeks where I am tired and cranky. I don't want to do anything but sleep. I am still waking up tired. This too shall pass...  Read more

ROBBIEY

My 90 day Bikini Mommy Challenge
7/23/2014 4:50:41 PM,  6 COMMENTS

Well I did the fitness test! WOW is all I could say So here is day one: 1. Squats 30 2. Hi-knees 49 3. Push-ups 13 on knees and full and...  Read more

--MAY--

July 23, 2014 534lbs
7/23/2014 3:59:17 PM,  13 COMMENTS

I lost 3lbs this week. I struggled one day with food but overall a good week. My water intake was great! Thank you all for the support! It's been a...  Read more

PERSISTENTTIM

What a Crock!
7/22/2014 10:56:06 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I've been doing more crock pot cooking of late, and it's working out VERY well indeed. In response to my pre-diabetic condition, I am eating mor...  Read more

SHOTOKIDO

Fighting the Feeling
7/22/2014 12:26:06 PM,  4 COMMENTS

I am fighting the feeling of giving up this month and continuing to exercise and trying to maintain my diet. It is hard to maintain a healthy diet wh...  Read more

ROBBIEY

While You Were Sleeping
7/21/2014 9:29:40 PM,  1 COMMENTS

Apparently, I've got to clear my liver in the evening. Yup, it seems I need to make sure there are no (or very little) glycogen reserves left in...  Read more

SHOTOKIDO

Going with the flow
7/21/2014 9:04:38 PM,  1 COMMENTS

I am going with the flow of how I feel today. I tossed an turned all night and did not get much rest. I am really tired and will probably take a bre...  Read more

ROBBIEY

BLC break plan
7/21/2014 5:28:29 PM,  3 COMMENTS

Hey everyone!! Thanx for reading My plan is to workout at least 5 days a week, at least one hour, doing different exercises cuz I get bored easy....  Read more

--MAY--

Breakfast or a 4 mile race in the rain?
7/21/2014 8:20:35 AM,  4 COMMENTS

That was a serious dilemma on Saturday morning. On the 35 minute drive to the race, it poured. Trying to be the optimist, I told my kids it wasn't t...  Read more

NUTSNUTSGETEM

Distractions Can be a Good thing
7/20/2014 12:56:18 PM,  1 COMMENTS

So much is going on this month and I am just going with the flow for once. I hate distractions, but this time I have seen tremendous growth within my...  Read more

ROBBIEY

Lower Blood Sugar For Me (to the tune of Pour Some Sugar On Me)
7/20/2014 11:08:47 AM,  1 COMMENTS

My fasting blood glucose level has been hovering just above the normal range for a couple of weeks while I've been stepping up my nutritional and exer...  Read more

SHOTOKIDO

Unexpected Housequests
7/19/2014 7:54:47 PM,  0 COMMENTS

When you least expect it houseguests arrive for the evening and all your plans of relaxing and exercising goes out of the window to play hosts. There...  Read more

ROBBIEY

3 SIMPLE RULES FOR LIFE
7/19/2014 5:32:28 AM,  14 COMMENTS

1. If you do not go after what you want, you'll never have it. 2. If you do not ask, the answer will be no. ...  Read more

MARYJOANNA

Mixing Things Up
7/18/2014 11:15:59 AM,  1 COMMENTS

There are a lot of good reasons for adding diversity to my fitness program. It prevents my body from habituating to my routine, keeping it in a c...  Read more

SHOTOKIDO

Fridays are the best
7/18/2014 9:01:11 AM,  1 COMMENTS

I look forward to Friday so that I can relax and recharge. The week goes by so fast that when Friday rolls around I am exhausted. It is time for some...  Read more

ROBBIEY

Days 28/29 of 30 - JUICING:
7/17/2014 7:15:20 PM,  2 COMMENTS

252 Well tomorrow is my last day of my "primarily" veggie & fruit juicing feasts! My BEST week ever has got to be the first one. I stuck to the...  Read more

--CHERYL--

10 for 10
7/17/2014 5:22:56 PM,  2 COMMENTS

I give myself fairly concrete fitness goals, such as covering a particular distance cycling, hiking, or walking, or doing a certain number of continuo...  Read more

SHOTOKIDO

My workouts have been off this month
7/17/2014 4:28:02 PM,  2 COMMENTS

With everything going on in my life, I have not concentrated this month on my physical fitness activities. I am usually a stickler for getting in my...  Read more

ROBBIEY

Filmmaker Michael Moore As Fitness Inspiration?
7/16/2014 1:15:52 PM,  3 COMMENTS

The answer is yes. At least he was *one* of my inspirations this week. He writes about it in the link below. After reading a few of his posts, it...  Read more

FRENCHPETAL

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