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  • Fourth Week Complete

    8/2/2015 10:04:05 AM, by MATTD63

    Bad Week! Bad Week! I am treating last week like a dog that made doo doo on our living room floor right after bringing it in from outside..... I am up a few pounds and I know why. I am not going to focus on the good that I did, rather I am going to focus on the bad. Choices. Bad Cho... Read more

  • Day #26 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    8/1/2015 8:05:20 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers, Day 2 of cold...feeling somewhat better. I am going to have to miss the Irish festival I wanted to go to, as I am contagious for at least three days. The part I was most looking forward to this year (other than the music!) was a tatting workshop, so I am thinking of tryin... Read more

  • Stepping out of that comfort zone

    7/31/2015 1:19:36 PM, by BELLASOLE

    Realizing it's not just weight loss for me, I've reached my goal once and I was still not comfortable in my own skin. I was happier in areas I hadn't been before sure, but "comfortable" in my own skin, not so much. Learning that people are no kinder to you when you are "smaller" (that is mostl... Read more

  • Day #25 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/31/2015 12:57:28 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers, I have come down with a cold, and am doing yet more resting. :( Today: * Exercise: -sick day- * Healthy Food: Not eating much at all. * Qigong: -sick day- * Clear the clutter: Ran the dishwasher, and that's about it. :P "The Drone", by Art... Read more

  • 24 failure and cake

    7/30/2015 9:58:55 PM, by LENLEN3

    so remember that cake i wanted to dive into ?? it was bought for me, as it's my birthday in two days. It wasn't my fault so i ate it and it was incredible! and then i went to happy hour where i didn't eat but i had 3 bootlegs (lemonade and vodka with mint( and so today was a no... Read more

  • Day #24 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/30/2015 10:05:11 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! I enjoyed my last piano lesson (#3 of 3) today. It was with a different teacher, and he had a totally new perspective. He is a composer, so he had lots of great ideas on how to transform my ideas into music. I feel like my head is chock full of starting points! Next step:... Read more

  • 23

    7/29/2015 10:32:46 PM, by LENLEN3

    I have absolutely nothing to share guys. Honestly, I'm writing this blog because I'm still in that habit formation phase and I'm worried if i don't write it I'll end up back down the slippery slope of not tracking, face first into a cheesecake. I've been having hardcore sugar cravings lately. I... Read more

  • Day #23 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/28/2015 10:51:20 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! Is there such a thing as a dance hangover? LOL I've been ill all day, and I am assuming it is due to go-go-going from morning till night yesterday. I did see family yesterday morning, which always stresses me out, so that is probably a more likely culprit than the dancing... Read more


    7/28/2015 1:25:06 PM, by ALTRIA_FATE

    Weigh yourself - 198.4 (down from 201) Measure your Waist - 36 (down from 36.75) Measure your Hips - 43.25 (down from 44.5) Measure your Thigh - 29 (down from 29.5) Measure your Upper Arm - 13.75 (no change) Measure your Neck - 12.5 (no change) Measure your Waist to Hip Ratio - .83 (n... Read more

  • Day #22 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/28/2015 8:57:06 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! Another fun night of dancing! I feel like I am living a charmed life lately with the dancing, snorkeling, and piano playing. Water and music are two of my favorite things...and quality time with my spouse is my absolute favorite thing! :) Today: * Exercise: D... Read more

  • 22 days of something - Run! Zombies App thoughts

    7/28/2015 7:33:17 AM, by LENLEN3

    So Run! Zombies 5k and Run! Zombies are two different stories. This made me sad because I thought run! zombies 5k was season 1 of the run!zombies app, but it really is an entirely different thing. The only thing they share is the same beginning...So I guess I'll never know what happened to runner 5 ... Read more

  • 20/21 missed a blog :(

    7/27/2015 7:31:29 AM, by LENLEN3

    I'm trying to decide if I should restart my count. On one hand, I did exercise, track, and log in yesterday. ( I went to yoga after all) on the other hand, I didn't blog... But to restart seems like a punishment, and this whole thing was meant to be's good to be a little st... Read more

  • Day #21 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/27/2015 12:40:41 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! Today was not a good food day. I strayed from my plan at breakfast because I woke up feeling kind of yucky, and nothing sounded good except off-plan foods. I stayed in the off-plan zone the rest of the day. I wish I had some wise words to share about what I learned, but t... Read more

  • Day #20 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/26/2015 10:14:25 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! Fun is a tricky energy balancing act for me. While I was AT the lake yesterday, I didn't feel like I overdid it, but I was really tired once I got home. I am assuming my stamina with those less-often used swimming muscles is improving though. :) Today: * Exe... Read more

  • Day #19 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/26/2015 9:40:32 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! Day #19 was a snorkeling day! We went to a little lake that was formerly a quarry. They had sunk a few things in for scuba divers to check out (truck, small plane, etc.), but the real fun for me was swimming with the fish! The lagoon area had lots of little bluegill nests... Read more

  • Third Week Complete

    7/26/2015 8:26:54 AM, by MATTD63

    It has only been three weeks since my reboot, but it feels like forever. I am heading in the right direction and I have only made a few small changes. I drink more water, I'm recording my food and exercise better, walking 30 minutes a day, taking my lunch, and not eating a lot after supper. T... Read more

  • 19! 19! 19!

    7/25/2015 11:47:46 PM, by LENLEN3

    Getting close to a full month! Soooooo close. nothing much to talk about tonight. Today was good though: went to yoga, did my 5k, then sauna, shower, a nice long walk, wine on a patio, and then capped off the evening with the aquatennial fireworks :)... Read more

  • Day #18 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/24/2015 6:26:48 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! I was feeling kind of down today, but decided to start on the easiest part of the easiest item on my daily to-do list. Eventually a good deal of the items got done. I'll have to remember this trick next time I'm dragging my feet! Today: * Exercise: small a... Read more

  • the 18 parva of the Mahabharata

    7/24/2015 8:03:35 AM, by LENLEN3

    The Hindu epic the Mahabharata has 18 Parva (or books). Bhishma Parva contains the Bhagavad Gita which has 18 chapters. The war involves 18 Akshauhini armies: 11 of the Kauravas and 7 of the Pandavas. The war lasts for 18 days. Each Akshauhini army consisted of 21870 chariots, 21870 elephants, 65610... Read more

  • 17 sounds like 70

    7/23/2015 11:07:27 PM, by LENLEN3

    Did you ever notice how much 17 and 70 sound when you're not clearly ennuciating? I never really considered it before... 17 70 17 70 Go figure? Or maybe it's just me... I've been having some difficulty staying asleep lately. It happened today as well. I go to sleep around 10 or ... Read more

  • Rockin' that workout diversity!

    7/23/2015 6:03:54 PM, by ALTRIA_FATE

    This week I tried a couple of new things. On Tuesday, I went to a Pilates class. It was only 45 minutes, but it totally kicked my butt! I felt it all of Wednesday. My poor partner must have thought I was so silly, asking him to get me stuff all the time because I had trouble getting off the couch. M... Read more

  • Day #17 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/23/2015 2:13:58 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! Well, all of that running around yesterday DID leave me wiped out today. Still, I am pleased with my progress, as I now seem to be on a "2 days go, 1 day stop" cycle, rather than "1 day go, 3 days stop". :) I did have one good hour in the morning, and I mustered just... Read more

  • 16- at least I wrote something

    7/22/2015 8:25:22 PM, by LENLEN3

    HA!!! I wrote something. Got scared for awhile there.Woke up too early, and then went back to sleep and was almost late. threw my whole routine off. Lots on my mind to process right now... Let's reconvene tomorrow morning for a chat :)... Read more

  • Day #16 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/22/2015 9:02:15 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! I am happy to report that I was not wiped out or sore from all of that dancing last night. I felt great, and got a lot done. Hopefully THAT won't leave me wiped out tomorrow. haha Today: * Exercise: A bit of strength training in the morning + circuit training... Read more

  • 15 is the magic constant

    7/21/2015 7:35:54 AM, by LENLEN3

    ...of the unique order-3 normal magic square.I love when math sounds preposterous. Today, I thought I'd share a section of an article I was reading that resonated with me. Self-compassion is something that is very difficult for me, that I am actively trying to work on. "Self-compassion is... Read more

  • Day #15 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/21/2015 12:14:55 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! I am excited and honored to share that today I was Motivator of the Day here on SparkPeople!! I have been on this site for 9 years, and I just LOVE the community spirit. I am pleased as punch. :) Today: * Exercise: Went out dancing with my spouse! We had such a ... Read more

  • Day #14 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/20/2015 10:32:56 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! It was a tummy trouble day. The difference here is that normally I'd let the low energy/morale of a sick day affect everything. Instead, I ate healthy (see exception below!) and kept the clutter at bay, rather than saying "I'll get to it when I'm feel better". I feel like my... Read more

  • Give me a Break!

    7/20/2015 9:40:36 AM, by ALTRIA_FATE

    Weigh yourself - 201 (down from 202.2) Measure your Waist - 36.75 (up from 35.75) Measure your Hips - 44.5 (down from 45.5) Measure your Thigh - 29.5 (up from 28.75) Measure your Upper Arm - 13.75 (down from 14) Measure your Neck - 12.5 (no change) Measure your Waist to Hip Ratio - .... Read more

  • Can't think of anything for 14

    7/20/2015 8:16:22 AM, by LENLEN3

    Did you know that 14 is the number of pieces the body of Osiris was torn into by his fratricidal brother Set. While interesting, didn't really help me with the title of today's blog.Granted I could just let the number theme go, but there's something nice about seeing them tick off numerically. ... Read more

  • Second Week Complete

    7/19/2015 8:23:39 AM, by MATTD63

    Okay...So no success story here. I am up 1 lb from last week. This does not mean I failed! This does not mean I worthless! This does not mean I should give up! All this means is that the first week I lost 6 lbs, the second week I successfully kept 5 lbs of my original weight off. ... Read more

  • 13 the unlucky number :(

    7/19/2015 7:35:48 AM, by LENLEN3

    Right now I'm actually awake, so perhaps I can manage a bit more descriptive an entry. Maybe. 13 is considered an unlucky number by many. Whether it's because of Judas the 13 apostle, Loki- norse mythology's uninvited 13th guest, or because 13 is when preteens become teenagers ( soooo unlu... Read more

  • 12 Angry Men

    7/18/2015 11:11:38 PM, by LENLEN3

    Is what came to mind for the number 12. Interesting play . I'm barely awake here so another short one. Yesterday's was barely sensical since I was tired, so I'll keep this one short too. Today I went over my calorie allotment a lot. It's okay. I accept that it happened. ... Read more

  • Day #13 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/18/2015 10:43:33 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! I attended my godson's birthday party today at an indoor trampoline park. Active parties are such a nice idea! The heat index was over 100 outside, so I think everyone was thankful for an indoor option. Today: * Exercise: None! :( I was a slug after the party (... Read more

  • Day #12 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/18/2015 9:46:03 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! Day 12 was kind of a bleh day, but I didn't throw in the towel completely. :) Today: * Exercise: punches (still avoiding ankle) * Healthy Food: Sixth day in a row of doing well! * Qigong: none :( * Clear the clutter: Put away rest of beach outing items & k... Read more

  • 11...?

    7/17/2015 10:29:33 PM, by LENLEN3

    Ha! almost didn't make it. IT was close.....really cool But I did! It was tempted to fall asleep on my couch watching idiotic youtube videos...BUT I STOOD UP and walked over to my computer so i could type this blog. Which about nothing, except getting up and typing this blog.... ... Read more

  • Day #11 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/16/2015 11:59:15 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! I had SUCH a great day! My spouse and I dusted off our old snorkel gear and went out for some fun at a local lake. We couldn't see past our outstretched hands, but it was fun to swim about. :) Being at the beach, it really felt like summer, a feeling we both dearly love. Aft... Read more

  • 9, 10 a Big Fat hen

    7/16/2015 8:28:58 AM, by LENLEN3
    v=X_gBw3gTepE Good Morning! Yesterday was pretty mellow. I bought a bunch of those lean cuisine meals at Target. Now once upon a time, when I was about 25 lbs lighter and in full swing of with spark people, I swore off microwaved meals. I was gonna cook all my... Read more

  • Day #10 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/16/2015 12:00:54 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! 10% of my 100 days of Creating an Energetic Life done, and I do believe I feel 10% more energetic. :) Today's excitement was an unexpected piano lesson! I'll be having three lessons, and then I hope to move forward with books, as lessons are a bit out of my play budget ... Read more

  • Naughty Number 9

    7/15/2015 7:11:59 AM, by LENLEN3

    Is not really naughty at all - but it's the first title that came to mind with the number 9. Is it sad that my very first thought was schoolhouse rock? all the kids are coming from around the block... There's also that weird post apocalyptic animated movie 9... and a musical i think? ... Read more

  • Day #9 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/15/2015 12:32:26 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! I woke up raring to go this morning, ran a bunch of errands, did some gardening, baked some cookies, etc.. It felt good to get things done. :) However, my ankle has been bothering me a little since my whirlwind cleaning day this past Thursday. After today's busy-ness, it hur... Read more

  • 8 Random Thoughts

    7/14/2015 6:30:17 AM, by LENLEN3

    1. I have a random song from Teen Titans in my head- seriously. I was flipping channels and this was on :
    v=d_88DYWrtyo so now we can all suffer together. 2. I'm really enjoying persona Q - it's adorable, but challenging. Any game that plops algebra down as... Read more

  • Day #8 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/13/2015 11:51:08 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! Remember how I said I ran around for two days with close to zero breaks? Well, it sure left me wiped out today. HOWEVER, I am counting my blessings, because it didn't leave me ill. :) I think/assume that resting today will leave me ready for tomorrow(and raring to go). ... Read more

  • Day #7 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/13/2015 10:31:38 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers... I can't believe it's been a week already! Did you ever have one of those days where you ran around the whole day, only resting because you just HAVE to sit down for a moment? I've had those for two days in a row, and my qigong practice is paying for it. Other than that, I h... Read more

  • "You're Looking Skinny!"

    7/13/2015 10:17:26 AM, by ALTRIA_FATE

    Weigh yourself - 202.2 (up from 199.4) Measure your Waist - 35.75 (down from 36) Measure your Hips - 45.5 (up from 45) Measure your Thigh - 28.75 (down from 29) Measure your Upper Arm - 14 (up from 13.75) Measure your Neck - 12.5 (no change) Measure your Waist to Hip Ratio - .79 (... Read more

  • 7 Day Streak

    7/13/2015 7:58:25 AM, by LENLEN3

    Woo! Here we are at Day 7. 7 days of logging/blogging/tracking was achievable. I did it! Incremental steps and pats on the back all around. So, like my 5k running program, let's ease into the next stage: 1 month o logging/blogging/tracking. I'm showing up! Today is Week 7 day 1 of 5k prog... Read more

  • 6 - STILL HERE

    7/12/2015 11:08:22 PM, by LENLEN3

    Yes. Day 6. Quiet. Pleasant. MY husband hates Lorelai from Gilmore Girls, and all is well in the world. And I wrote something before I forgot. Food's logged. It's been a great day... Read more

  • Day #6 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/12/2015 1:23:47 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! Day #6 went much better than yesterday. :) Today: * Exercise: 27m circuit training * Healthy Food: Better than yesterday. :o) I made the mistake of drinking some of my calories today (which I very rarely do), and it didn't keep me full for very long at all. Lesson r... Read more

  • Day #5 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/11/2015 9:52:04 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! Day #5 was not the best. I over snacked in the middle of the day and spent the rest of the day feeling bad about it (and having a slightly upset stomach). I guess it's better than overeating all 5 days, and I am learning from these slip-ups. Today: * Exercise: 10m ... Read more

  • 5 Alive

    7/11/2015 9:14:31 AM, by LENLEN3

    Not much to say today-- yesterday was work, Costco, and an awful stomachache I spent most of the afternoon curled up with an unhappy tummy, woke up at 10 or so. Today I'm day 3 week 6 of my 5 k running program, but first i start the day off with yoga. I don't know why I quit going to yoga... Read more

  • Day #4 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/10/2015 3:07:48 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! Day #3 went pretty well. Not feeling sick anymore, I was able to tackle cleaning the whole downstairs well enough for a repairman to come (not well enough for guests, but at least it's cleaner). Today: * Exercise: 10m bicycling (+unofficial exercise via LOTS of cle... Read more

  • 4 score

    7/10/2015 7:27:19 AM, by LENLEN3

    4 ! 4 days of tracking//blogging in a row! Huzzah! + went to class (+5) + Tracked everything I ate (+5) - Ate more dessert than I should have (-5) + still within my Calorie range? (+3) +Went to the gym, even though it was late and i was tired (+20) - Almost lost my fitbit after ... Read more

  • My past month

    7/9/2015 12:56:52 PM, by K1TT3N

    Well to start off , I will say I am still on the down side, as in my weight is still dropping and that is great, I feel good , I am moving alot, I am over 50lbs down. This past month I have tracked some , walked alot, made it back to the gym once and been geocaching a bit. My mom had her k... Read more

  • Day #3 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/9/2015 10:25:19 AM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! Day #3 was a sick day. It made me sad to not exercise, etc, but one sick day isn't going to shake my confidence! :) Today: * Exercise: None, sick day. * Healthy Food: Went over plan by exactly two smallish pieces of cinnamon toast (whole wheat bread with flax oil... Read more

  • 3 in a row

    7/9/2015 8:34:52 AM, by LENLEN3

    Well haven't managed that in awhile. Yay! As Kellie Bean said : "It doesn't have to be the great american novel" - which is true. So instead... a list. - Ate a normal Breakfast at rotary instead of riding the pastry town train (+5) - Brought lunch to work yesterday instead of buying (+5) -... Read more

  • Keeping at it

    7/8/2015 7:13:24 AM, by LENLEN3

    So I was most successful when I blogged frequently, and tracked daily. Going to try and do that. usually those are the first two things out the door when i get busy/ caught up in life. when everything except my own problems seems more important. Not that I have anything useful or exciting to sa... Read more

  • Day #2 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/7/2015 11:58:55 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! I woke up this morning feeling a bit of "buyer's remorse", for lack of a better phrase. I thought, "What was I thinking telling people I'd do something for 100 days?!". Well, I've already told you, so I had no choice but to get to work on day 2. ;) Today: * Exerc... Read more

  • meh

    7/7/2015 7:05:28 AM, by LENLEN3

    it's hard to work up enthusiasm lately. I've almost completed my zombies 5k running program, I go to yoga once a week... I've been doing it consistently for about 6 weeks now....the scale has not budged. It's like I turned 31 and all the strategies i had for losing weight before no longer apply. I'm... Read more

  • Day #1 of 100 ~ Creating an Energetic Life

    7/6/2015 11:37:28 PM, by LAFEMMEDELALUNE

    Hello, Sparkers! Today I've embarked on a plan that I hope will help me move toward a much more Energetic Life. As stated on my SparkPage, some hereditary issues and later complications zapped my energy for a number of years. Now that the medical side of things is improving, it's time to b... Read more