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  • 8/21/17 - Bedtime

    8/21/2017 10:54:19 PM, by GORDON66

    I experienced the solar eclipse, and it turned out to be a little office bonding. Lisa and I had the glasses, and they were passed around. The office is in downtown Chicago, so we gathered on the LaSalle Street median along with a throng of other people. Although it was cloudy, the eclipse was st... Read more

  • 8/20/17 - Bedtime

    8/20/2017 11:04:15 PM, by GORDON66

    It got really humid today, so I'm glad I got the grass cut in the morning. I watched the ballgame today, and it was very cool to see the Blue Angels flying over Wrigley Field. They must get a kick out of buzzing the ball park. Kitties and I threw out a lot of boxes. I actually tossed the... Read more

  • 8/19/17 - Bedtime

    8/19/2017 11:53:13 PM, by GORDON66

    Sat on the patio crocheting a baby afghan for Naomi. Managed to get through back-to-back fitness classes this morning. I'm really, really enjoying the tomatoes from my garden. I have a Black Prince heirloom tomato, and it's yummy! Sweet dreams everyone!!! Leslie XXXOOOXXX... Read more

  • 8/18/17 - Bedtime

    8/18/2017 11:16:08 PM, by GORDON66

    Trainer Nick gave me eclipse glasses. 244 Christine didn't plant a garden this year, so I gave her cucumbers and tomatoes. Raspberries were $.50 for 6 ounces so I bought two containers. I'll mix berries into my morning oatmeal. Yum! Sweet dreams everyone!!! Leslie XXXOO... Read more

  • 8/17/17 - Bedtime

    8/17/2017 11:50:20 PM, by GORDON66

    It was another long day at the office, so I'm happy to be home. This evening, I did a bit of weeding, and it was just breezy enough to keep the mosquitoes away. The Air and Water Show is this weekend, so fighter jets were buzzing around downtown. When I heard one, I turned around in my ch... Read more

  • Feeling Positive!!

    8/17/2017 12:32:04 PM, by COSWENDY

    I have been working with Laura for a little over a month or there abouts. She is a trainer with the InShape Program and she is slowly having me make changes in my water intake and moving more. Happy to say I have been getting the water down a lot better than I was and I also have done the 1 ... Read more

  • 8/16/17 - Bedtime

    8/16/2017 10:51:48 PM, by GORDON66

    This evening I was pulling weeds. I turned, and, under the bird feeder, I spotted a skunk. We locked eyes, and his tail went up. I thought "yikes!" I backed up a bit, and so did he. It was a close encounter of the skunk kind. He headed off in one direction, and I did the same in another. 198 ... Read more

  • 8/15/17 - Bedtime

    8/15/2017 11:54:19 PM, by GORDON66

    I didn't leave work until 6:00 this evening. With only a very short sprint, I was able to on the "L" car before the doors were closed. 198 I grabbed one of the tomatoes off the windowsill and had it with dinner. It was an heirloom, but I don't know the variety. I'll check it out tomorrow. ... Read more

  • Disappointed with myself

    8/15/2017 11:12:40 AM, by AHARRIS02

    Well I stopped doing my 21 day workout because I just didn't keep up with it. But I'm not giving up on the program, so I'm starting over again tomorrow with day one!!! And I will not give up til I finish the whole program. I still did get quite a bit of exercise this weekend with walking around a fl... Read more

  • 8/14/17 - Bedtime

    8/14/2017 11:01:16 PM, by GORDON66

    I had a nice but busy weekend. Spent Saturday evening with friends, took fitness classes on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, got the lawn mowed, spent time in the garden, managed to fit in a couple of naps, but didn't post any SP blogs. Maybe I should cut back on the naps. 211 Getting out of wo... Read more

  • 8/13/17 - Bedtime

    8/13/2017 10:50:13 PM, by GORDON66

    Sorry it's been one of those weekends. I'll try to catch up with everyone tomorrow! Sweet dreams everyone!!! Leslie XXXOOOXXX... Read more

  • 8/11/17 - Bedtime

    8/12/2017 12:03:32 AM, by GORDON66

    I was actually home when the guy knocked on my door wanting to read the gas meter. What normally happens is that I set up an appointment after several threats from the utility and end up waiting around all day for the person to show up. Why am I always the last appointment? Yikes! Except for... Read more

  • 8/10/17 - Bedtime

    8/10/2017 11:36:56 PM, by GORDON66

    This is the second Thursday in a row I got caught in a down pour walking home from the "L". It's a really good thing that I'm drip dry. I found a zucchini in my garden! I'm surprised that I missed it, because it's almost the size of a baseball bat. That's a bit of an exaggeration, but it's p... Read more

  • Fourth day of 21 Day Fix Program - Pilates

    8/10/2017 10:49:11 AM, by AHARRIS02

    Today was the Pilates Fix for the 21 day program. It was pretty good. Had to do a lot of the modified workout. Glad I'm waking up early in the morning to do my workouts. Glad I was able to get my workout done in the morning yesterday because I when I got home, pulled some weeds in my flower beds and... Read more

  • 8/9/17 - Bedtime

    8/9/2017 10:39:25 PM, by GORDON66

    Since nepotism stinks, I've decided to de-stress by hauling out yarn and a crochet hook. It's soothing and creative, and I make nice stuff. I managed to get myself in the garden before the sun started going down. Finding green beans among the green leaves was a heck of a lot easier. Funny ho... Read more

  • Today was leg day for 21 Day Fix

    8/9/2017 10:22:02 AM, by AHARRIS02

    So today was leg day for the 21 Day Fix. I got through it. But didn't like it. I feel good that I got through it even though my legs are hurting. Made sure I got up this morning and did it before coming to work. I feel pretty good!! Again at lunch going to go to gym and do the treadmill or the ellip... Read more

  • Legs Hurting, But good hurt

    8/8/2017 10:48:59 AM, by AHARRIS02

    So last night when I got home, I did the first day of 21day Fix, Total Body Cardio, and today, my legs are killing me. It's a good sore, but I'm like trying to talk myself out of going to the gym at lunchtime, but then I keep saying to myself... No you should still go. Just at least go walk on the t... Read more

  • 8/7/17 - Bedtime

    8/7/2017 10:49:49 PM, by GORDON66

    I got home from work just in time to miss my favorite cable news program. That's probably one of the better things that happened to me today. 211 When I headed out to the garden, I was wearing long pants and a hoodie - the best protection against mosquitoes. Thanks to my garden, I had a ... Read more

  • New Week

    8/7/2017 10:28:09 AM, by AHARRIS02

    Last week wasn't the greatest for me. But this week I have myself set up. I didn't wake up in time this morning to do my Beach body workout, but I will be doing it when I get home tonight. I also made my salad for lunch today, and I have my workout clothes to go at lunchtime to the gym. I will make ... Read more

  • 8/6/17 - Bedtime

    8/6/2017 10:41:15 PM, by GORDON66

    I survived Body Attack. It's a high-intensity cardio workout. It can be high impact, but there are modifications to spare the knees. I did no burpees, and my mantra is now - when in doubt, do squats. Little Sami girl and I were sitting in a chair, and we both feel asleep. Body Attack did it... Read more

  • 8/5/17 - Bedtime

    8/5/2017 11:52:37 PM, by GORDON66

    Had a good workout today; my triceps are beyond sore. I picked a colander full of green beans, so I'll be making White Bean, Tomato, and Green Bean Salad. I was doing a little channel surfing and found ER reruns. It is the best, and I used to watch it every week. The stories and acting a... Read more

  • 8/4/17 - Bedtime

    8/4/2017 11:49:27 PM, by GORDON66

    I've been invited to join a Body Attack class on Sunday. Fitness can certainly be weird. I'll keep you posted. We had fall-like temperatures today, so I got to wear my favorite long-sleeve T-shirt. With dip in temperatures, the kitties have been taking turns snuggling with me. =^..^= =... Read more

  • 8/3/17 - Bedtime

    8/3/2017 10:46:44 PM, by GORDON66

    It rained a couple of time today making it easy for me to pull week from between the patio spacers. I worked today and left the windows open. My bedroom is at the NW corner of the house, and it seems that rain is always headed in that direction. Not today!!! 244 Overnight it's supposed ... Read more

  • 8/2/17 - Bedtime

    8/2/2017 10:58:56 PM, by GORDON66

    A wasp got into the house. I managed to shoo it to a window, got it open, and pointed the wasp in the right direction. 198 I took some cucumbers to the gym today and handed them out. There's plenty more where they came from. 775 It rained just enough today, so that I didn't have to dra... Read more

  • New Month - New Beginning- New Me

    8/2/2017 3:57:23 PM, by AHARRIS02

    August is a new month for me to start over and get really back on track. Goals this month is to do at least 1500 fitness minutes. Eat healthier. I know I'm going to mess up at times. Get up early before work and do my beach body on demand workout. Try to blog everyday or every couple days to keep my... Read more

  • Journey's light and dark sides

    8/2/2017 2:13:35 PM, by MATTHEWP14

    Light Side As I make every choice to better myself with losing weight and eating right. I have various accountability friends who also are wanting the same. The support for exercising and eating right is there. Reading various health/exercise articles here on sparkpeople, which are great and also ... Read more

  • 8/1/17 - Bedtime

    8/1/2017 11:53:05 PM, by GORDON66

    On the ride home, the train was very crowded but two guys jumped right up and offered me their seats. A friend called me at work, and I have been invited to dinner. Very cool! After a long day at work, it was nice to get home and just relax. Sweet dreams everyone!!! Leslie ... Read more

  • 7/31/17 - Bedtime

    7/31/2017 11:04:45 PM, by GORDON66

    I had to remove Sami from the bathroom sink, so I could brush my teeth. What is it about cats and sinks? Instead of working through my lunch, I had an email conversation with a friend. Much more fun. Going home this evening, we were really packed into the "L" car. I was happy to get a se... Read more

  • 7/30/17 - Bedtime

    7/30/2017 10:35:36 PM, by GORDON66

    The days are getting shorter. Yikes! EJ has fine, medium length fur, and sometimes he get mats. Unfortunately, when I try to help him, he's not always very cooperative, but I was determined. He is now mat-free. No. He's not crazy about me brushing him either. =^..^= I had a leftover ... Read more

  • 7/29/17 - Bedtime

    7/29/2017 11:58:52 PM, by GORDON66

    Since I planted them so late, I am now picking green beans. I also found a few ripe tomatoes. I sliced up the tomatoes, cooked the green beans, and added some cottage cheese for one of my favorite dinners. There's nothing like fresh green beans from the garden. I took a body pump class this ... Read more

  • 7/28/17 - Bedtime

    7/28/2017 11:33:31 PM, by GORDON66

    Went to a Mexican restaurant and had dinner with some good friends. Strawberries were three pints for a dollar, and blackberries were three six ounce packages for a dollar. I bought a total of seven containers, because berries freeze so well. Blackberries work the best, because they retain th... Read more

  • 7/27/17 - Bedtime

    7/27/2017 11:52:57 PM, by GORDON66

    Gave my neighbor some grape tomatoes and a cucumber for her salad. The humidity is much lower than yesterday. Shimmering in sweat is overrated. I'm really looking forward to not going into work tomorrow. Sweet dreams everyone!!! Leslie XXXOOOXXX... Read more

  • 7/26/17 - Bedtime

    7/26/2017 10:14:38 PM, by GORDON66

    I got a call from my friend Kevin, and he told me he's buying a horse. I'm so happy for him. Oh my gosh! I've already got a ton of cucumbers!!! I even spotted a butternut squash. However, there are also lots and lots of mosquitoes. I bought a zero calorie Arnold Palmer today. It's a c... Read more

  • Day 3

    7/26/2017 2:53:46 PM, by KELLYZZZZ

    So day 3 is now underway. I didn’t track everything I put in my mouth the past 2 days but I at least got some of tracked. It’s a step in the right direction. This morning I ate an apple which I rarely eat. But I have to start somewhere. I am not going to beat myself up if I’m not perfect becaus... Read more

  • 7/25/17 - Bedtime

    7/25/2017 11:56:43 PM, by GORDON66

    Gosh - it's been a while. I was having Internet connection issues, so I couldn't log into SP or anything else. That's not exactly true. I could still play Bookworm. 211 Then there's my job. Sigh! All I will say is that nepotism stinks. However, I do have a job, and for that I am grateful ... Read more

  • Back at it

    7/24/2017 6:09:09 PM, by KELLYZZZZ

    After years of going downhill I’m starting again. It’s not easy and I have completely fallen off the wagon. There is no excuse for it other than laziness. Plus, a little of denial and anxiety. So it’s back to tracking and using the tools I learned, like mindfulness, back into place. I work a fu... Read more