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  • Today's kick in the Butt

    8/30/2016 9:12:12 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    on my plate for today, in addition to meeting my daily goals (see blog My Goals for the Week): running - C25K Week 3 Day 3 Baking - I have an order for 3 dozen cinnamon buns being picked up tomorrow. Work - I am working for 3 hours later today. On top of all of that, I want to meet m... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    8/29/2016 10:16:53 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I'm so frustrated. Yesterday I went for a run and my MP3 player shut off - low power. I had it on the charger for 4 days. So when I got home, I put in on the charger, and made sure to check to see if it was charging - it was. This morning same thing. Low power and it shuts off right away. I'm d... Read more

  • Triathlon Training - Week2 (2nd try)

    8/28/2016 2:12:24 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    My schedule this week is: Monday: Off Tuesday: Run 15min Wednesday: Bike 6 miles Thursday: Swim 300 yards, Walk 30min Friday: Off Saturday: Run 20min Sunday: Bike 8miles This is my last week before I'm back in school - full time studies, as well as working my practicum (almost ... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    8/28/2016 9:49:37 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Time for me to get back on track. This week is C25K Week3. I'll redo day 1, as it's been a few days (ok more than a few) since I ran. My daughter wants to run a marathon. In less than a year. I've got a lot of training to get done. So does she. We've decided we want to do the hypothermic... Read more

  • My Goals for this week, and review of last weeks goals - Week 3

    8/28/2016 9:36:47 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    My goals last week were: 1. Continue tracking all of my food, and continue drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day I tracked half of my week. The days I missed I know I didn't do enough water on at least 2 of them, possibly 3 2. Continue with my fitness - finish at least week3 of my... Read more

  • Today

    8/26/2016 3:39:40 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I've been offline for the past couple of days. Wednesday I was exhausted (right from the minute I woke up) and had to prepare 30+ pizzas for Thursdays Market. I was on my feet enough to get my steps in for my stepbet so that's a plus. But I did notice I did not drink enough water. I really need ... Read more

  • Low Carb Crock Pot Recipes - for those who asked :0)

    8/26/2016 2:04:20 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    lowcarbcrock.com/low-carb-croc
    k-pot-recipes... Read more

  • Friday, 8/26/16

    8/26/2016 11:29:00 AM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    TGIF! I'm allowing myself 15 minutes on Spark this morning before I get into the craziness on my desk, lol. I checked my email and watered all of my plants. Does that sound like stalling? I found a typo (actually not my typo) but the same result. I'll have to go in and fix it on all the documen... Read more

  • Spark Time

    8/24/2016 6:22:55 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    To All My Spark Friends: Thank you to all of you who have cared for me now and in the past. You have supported me when no one else seemed to and for that I am forever grateful. I Spark from work often. Too often some days. Right now I am overwhelmed with work load and need to make mysel... Read more

  • 2.6lbs Requires a Plan

    8/24/2016 8:31:24 AM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    My mind is kinda scattered but I need to formulate a plan. I've clearly kicked myself out of Ketosis and there is only one way to get back and that is sticking below 20g. Drinking enough water and taking my vitamins. Will address some issues with naturopath today about my adrenals. After Ketosis... Read more

  • Do You Have Adrenal Fatigue?

    8/23/2016 12:53:35 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Below is a simple list of questions which may help you to identify whether your adrenal glands are functioning correctly and whether they are in-sync with your mind and body. Are you always on the run? Do you often feel the inability to cope with things around you? Do you feel that you nee... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    8/23/2016 9:30:59 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    First off, I have some great news. The scale is down again. Second day in a row. I think I've found my stride. At least it's working for me for now. This is no time to slack off. It's time to use this momentum to get into the 230's. I just might be able to make it by the end of this wee... Read more

  • Day 1 of my first stepbet

    8/22/2016 6:02:22 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    Not bad. I met my stretch goal of 8,439 steps. This week I still need to meet one more stretch day (over 8439 steps), and 4 active days (6,406 steps). I get one day`a week off The numbers I'm going to start watching next week are the total pot (right now at $16,680) and the number... Read more

  • Triathalon Training - Week 2

    8/22/2016 2:01:19 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    My training schedule is: Monday: Off Tuesday: Run 15min Wednesday: Bike 6 miles Thursday: Swim 300 yards, Walk 30min Friday: Off Saturday: Run 20min Sunday: Bike 8miles My previous Sunday was a 5 mile bike ride - I wasn't strong enough to do it in the heat of the day. So I did... Read more

  • My Goals for this week, and review of last weeks goals

    8/22/2016 10:59:50 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Starting with last week, here were my goals: This week is about baby steps. My goals this week are: 1. Track my food. All of it. Be honest to see what I'm eating and when 248 2. Drink water. At least 8 glasses/day 248 3. Start moving again. For me, it's more about getting out there a... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    8/22/2016 9:36:20 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I've been up for just over an hour already. I've got my bottle of water beside me, and I just finished taking my Thrive. I'm hoping I'll be energized and ready to go once this blog is finished. This morning I noticed the dimples I get just under my ribcage when I start loosing weight. I de... Read more

  • Fragile

    8/22/2016 8:40:58 AM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    I'm realizing how fragile my health journey is at the moment. While I've been eating healthy for 7 months (this time) I know that the wrong combo of unclean choices will destroy me. This knowledge has me feeling sad that I can't eat the way I used to. And I don't mean eating junk all the time. I... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    8/21/2016 9:41:37 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I've been up for just over an hour now, sparking and drinking my bottle of water. Lulu (my big black lab cross running partner) is sitting looking at me. She's starting to get used to the morning routine. I started yesterday as my rest day. In the evening, I took the dogs for a 3 mil... Read more

  • Ready to throw the scale at the wall

    8/20/2016 6:40:52 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    My reason for wanting to throw the scale is not simply because it isn't moving. Rather, this morning when I got on the scale, I kept trying it again and again. I moved the scale - just a few cm in either direction. NEVER did I get the same reading twice. The lowest was 244lbs. The highest was 2... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    8/20/2016 10:11:23 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I honestly do not know if this is going to work today. I feel heavy - mostly due to some aches, but I'm sure allergies are also playing a role as well. Just sitting here, drinking my water and taking my morning thrive. I hope when they kick in I'll be energized and ready to go. I jus... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    8/19/2016 10:03:50 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Yesterday evening was a tough one. I need to put that behind me right now. I can't fix it by worrying about it. Besides, letting my mind work it out while I'm running might be the only way to find an answer. This morning I'm feeling drained. I'm feeling frustrated. I am feeling a bit acc... Read more

  • Carb Creep and Self Sabotage

    8/19/2016 8:36:30 AM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Today is weigh in day. The last 2 days I've eaten sugar in the form of chocolate. I'm certain I'm suffering some self sabotage as I teeter on the verge of dropping into the 130's. It's awesome. It's frightening. I'm up 1 lb today from the rest of the week. I need to work on my mental space at ... Read more

  • Hystorectomy - time for me to make an informed decision

    8/18/2016 3:35:48 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I am on the wait list for a hystorectomy. I've been told it could happen as early as this Nov/Dec. I was ready to go through with it. But now I'm not sure. I have been having health issues for a couple of years now. I turned to doctors for help. First they removed my gallbladder. Th... Read more

  • FRUSTRATION!!!

    8/18/2016 12:09:49 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I seem tor be using this title relatively often. I don't think that's a good thing. Anyhow, today's frustration is around swimming. I am starting triathalon training. Biking, running, and swimming. The local pool is run by monkeys. At least it seems that way. I've tried repeatedly to... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    8/18/2016 10:21:45 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Today's Thursday, so that puts me past the half way point for this week. So far this week I've been killing my workouts/nutrition. There was some concern yesterday - I didn't eat nearly enough so I had to eat an additional meal later in the evening. After much consideration, I made my choic... Read more

  • Daily Visualization

    8/18/2016 9:33:53 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Daily Visualization For today's visualization, think about the last time you got off track with your diet. What caused you to get derailed from your good intentions? Imagine rewinding the memory, but taking a different path where you make better choices. Think of this exercise the next time you... Read more

  • Running into a problem I did not expect to have so early into this

    8/17/2016 5:31:43 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I don't know if you can see it all that clearly. That's a screen shot of my nutrition tracker for today. I just finished tracking what I plan on having for supper tonight., I have really kicked butt with my fitness today, and I'm not sure I'm done yet. Not that I'm into overdoi... Read more

  • Triathalon Training - Week 1

    8/17/2016 10:38:05 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I'm going to try my best to stick to my 11 week triathalon training calendar over the next few months. This weeks workouts are: Monday - off Tuesday - Run 15min Wednesday - Bike 5miles Thursday - Swim 200y Friday - off Saturday - Run 15min Sunday - Bike 5miles So far I'm on... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    8/17/2016 9:23:18 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I set an alarm for 7am. Turns out I didn't need it. My eyes popped open at 6. I struggled to fall asleep last night. I need to watch that. I tend to have insomnia. Tonight I'll have to remember to make myself some sleepy time tea before bed. I'm still feeling strong/good, but I might as well t... Read more

  • Daily Visualization

    8/17/2016 8:23:55 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Daily Visualization Today, visualize yourself walking along a beach, wearing a bathing suit and feeling zero discomfort or shyness about showing off your body that you've worked so hard for. Your confidence is high, and you're not even thinking about your body; you're simply enjoying the moment... Read more

  • My New Business

    8/16/2016 5:03:15 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I feel I have some downtime right now, and am bored. So I figured I'd blog about some of the things that have happened in life since I stopped tracking. One is my new business. Well, I've been running it for a year now. Blue Rose Gluten Free Baking Mixes. I've been doing glute... Read more

  • Daily Visualization

    8/16/2016 11:24:29 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Daily Visualization Today, spend 1 minute visualizing that you're standing in front of a powerful waterfall in a beautiful place. Harness that energy and power to help you stay strong all day long. Wow. What a powerful image. Between this, and how I'm feeling from finishing my run this ... Read more

  • Today's kick in the Butt

    8/16/2016 10:03:31 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I woke up with aches, but I'm not surprised. My first thoughts were to not even try this morning. This was not the image I was thinking of at this exact moment, but it's close. The one I thought of talks about a choice, you can either be sore tomorrow, or sorry tomorrow. The ch... Read more

  • Today

    8/15/2016 2:45:18 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    Today's workout/run was a lot bigger deal than I indicated earlier. It's been a long time - definitely over a year, and possibly closer to 2 years since I ran. For a few reasons. We went away and got married in March 2015. After coming home, I got busy. I got busy starting my own busin... Read more

  • Daily Visualization

    8/15/2016 10:37:22 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    Daily Visualization Today, imagine that you live in a world where scales do not exist. How would you measure your success? How would you know if you were healthy and fit? Hmm. No scales? I would know by: my clothes fitting better clothing looking good on me again no longer bei... Read more

  • My Goals for this week, and Day 1 (again)

    8/15/2016 10:05:24 AM, by BLUEROSE73

    I just realized how much my life has changed since I was very active on this site. A divorce, moving away from my family, new career paths (yes, more than one), illness, deaths, loss of my running partner (my husky Mickey was poisoned this spring. I miss him so much), a marriage, a new path in lif... Read more

  • Starting over again ...

    8/14/2016 9:26:49 PM, by BLUEROSE73

    I'm sure I'm not the only one saying this. And it's not the only time in my life I've said it. In fact, I'm starting again knowing full well I will be doing it again in February next year. I am scheduled for major surgery - likely in early December. But I'm okay with that. My thoughts - thi... Read more

  • Working it out

    8/4/2016 2:27:04 PM, by CHANGING4ME2

    Ive had my treadmill for 2 days and im totally in love. Im walking at 3.0 miles an hour and a mile takes me about 20 minutes to walk on the treadmill. I wish my treadmill had an incline option but it doesnt but thats ok. I have burned 400 calories off of it within two days and thats walking on it tw... Read more

  • New Motivation and embarrassment

    8/2/2016 9:23:28 PM, by CHANGING4ME2

    So for the past almost month I have worked out almost every day and have been feeling totally awesome! I've been wanting something for the past 4 years that I haven't quite been able to afford which was a Treadmill. I can't bring myself to go outside and go for a walk around the neighborhood to try... Read more

  • Breaking My Food Addiction

    8/2/2016 12:40:26 PM, by MOMTOMONKEYS2

    Today Is my 6 month Low Carb-iversary!!! 244 236 I credit the improvement in my over all health and well being to a low carbohydrate way of living and eating. I have also benefited from a 40lb weight loss in the last year and a half with all but 12 lbs of it being in the last 6 months. My ... Read more