good morning! i had a good saturday - weight is still slipping, but leaving things alone until we get home to washington state and reality. the weather started out awful, howling wind and rain. had a large late breakfast/lunch (brunch?) and waited to see if the forecast would prove to be correct and clear in the afternoon and it did. we recently learned about marked trails up and down the coast of sweden in our area, and have started exploring them. we drove about 20 minutes, parked the car, then hiked almost 5 miles along the coast on a mixture of forest paths, country roads, and beach trails. gorgeous and comfortable temps. ended up at a cafe where we had dinner, then reversed the process - 8.8 miles total. legs were good and tired by the time we got to the car.
live every day so the border collie is happy for a good, active life! "i run because i can" coach nicole! "I AM A RUNNER because I run. Not because I run fast. Not because I run far." john bingham "Right here, right now, right choice" cannie50! one day at a time...
susan sweden central european time zone - 6 hours difference from EST
SW march 25 2012: 123 GOAL met may 15 2012: 111.0 GOAL met
154 Maintenance Weeks
Fitness Minutes: (49,852) Posts: 4,493 8/26/12 9:35 P
feeling VERY good about my nutrition this week. I seem to be getting stronger and stronger at it. Also, doing very well at my NO SNOOZE streak, even on the couple of mornings where I was lacking at least 7 hours sleep. Fitness is still far behind where I would like it to be, but better than it has been and I am working on getting more and more in. They may be baby steps but they are in the right direction.
"Success is the result of what you do when the Woo Hoo is all through....."-ON2VICTORY (Robert)
"The miracle isn't that I finished...the miracle is I had the courage to start." - John 'The Penguin
I'm tired and not happy with my weight, but Sunday begins a new week and I'm going to turn things around. I stopped by a farmer's market after church and bought our indulgent whole Jersey milk and as many other fruits and vegetables as I wanted to carry. I get a box of organic produce delivered every week, so the market just fills in the gaps. I'm trying to keep two things in mind this week: "Remember who you are." and "Just do the next thing."
Good afternoon! I joined the team a few weeks ago, but I don't think I have posted on a check in. I've been dealing with migraines and the insurance company has denied a procedure that may give me relief. I'm just trying to keep my head above water right now. I have reached my goal weight. I'm not exercising much because of it. I also have sprained (possibly torn) my ACL and both mensci. Anyway, I'm still eating healthy for the most part and once things settle down in my life, I will be around more. Have a great Sunday!
My Superhero name is The Mad Avenger
My Superpower is Willpower My Weakness is Cold Weather My Weapon is Your Celestial Rusty My Mode of Transportation is Ambulance
191 lbs. (50 pounds gone)--Salsa lessons -- DONE!
181 lbs. (60 pounds gone)-- sign up for Kickboxing -- DONE!
171 lbs. (70 pounds gone)--4 inch heels--DONE!
161 lbs. (80 pounds gone)--lap dancing class--DONE! I'm on stand-by for tonight's class (4/25/12
We've been vaguely planning for years, but seriously saving and planning for 2 years. We both want to see NZ and Australia but we also want to see some of the Pacific islands. We have a friend who swears that Bali is paradise! Then, of course, we want to meander around Asia - Nepal, Mongolia, China, Japan, Singapore. And I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Liberia, West Africa, and loved it - but also want to spend time in the eastern and southern parts of Africa (and there's a cheetah rescue center in Namibia or Botswana, where you can work with rehabilitating baby cheetahs - who are the most adorable baby animal ever!). We're saving Europe for the end of the trip, because it's easier to get around there than some of the more "roughing it" kinds of places - so we'll do that when we're older, like 70+. That's the vague plan. But we hope we can keep meandering in one direction, without too much backtracking.
Check out www.seat61.com - you can actually travel by train from Singapore to Europe! And trains circle 3/4 of Australia! We'll most likely rent a camper van in NZ, seems like the easiest way to go - that way we can camp out, and get to all the gorgeous places that aren't always easy via public transportation.
And yes, I have Spark friends in Australia (as well as other art teachers I met at a conference), and parts of Europe. And we both have friends in Israel, if we get there. Plus I have a cousin in Hong Kong. So we'll meet up with some of these people, as well as friends from home who promise to cross paths as they travel.
It should be a great adventure! We blog when we travel, and I'll post our link periodically.
As a woman looking to graduate college in December and start her career, I findwhat you and your husband doing simply AWESOME.
How long have you planned this? What the top five places you are looking forward to? Do you plan to keep up with Sparkpeople still? I've always wanted to go on a road trip and meet my closest Spark Friends. Are you going to meet up with any of yours?
I retired this year (well, I have 3 days of school next week, then I'm finished - our contract dates don't match the school year) - and DH and I have always dreamed of just travelling for retirement. So we've sold our furniture and dishes and all, we're in the process of selling the cars, and we leave next Sunday for the Farewell Tour across America, saying goodbye to friends and family (and taking care of some business along the way). We fly to New Zealand at the end of October, and plan to just travel around slowly, as the wind blows us - slowly heading vaguely NW. We have things we want to do, places we want to see, and we'll just go wherever sounds interesting. It may take us 5 years, it might take us 20. The plan is to not have a plan!
More wining and dining with friends who are continuing the farewell parties for us - so I went with a smaller breakfast today, adding in some fruits and vegs for bkfst. I'll try to get in cardio - our weather is very weird, the airlines have cancelled all flights out and it isn't that windy, so I'm not sure what's going on. (And we just had a 4.5 earthquake, but I was driving and didn't feel a thing.)
"Dance as if no one is watching."
Pounds lost: 45.0
Fitness Minutes: (109,263) Posts: 11,297 8/26/12 11:42 A
We got the gi-normous bag of edamame at Wegmans, so we'll have enough for a year...we'd better like it! Normally we get it in the pod and steam it for an appetizer, but I didn't want to have to shell all that to get a cup of beans for the hummus. Someone on FB commented that edamame is so much more expensive than garbanzo beans, but the large size we bought is cheaper than a comparable amount of canned garbanzo.
Anyway, trying not tracking this weekend, and I'm taking a rest break as well. Will get back to it tomorrow.
I am not a fan of edamame although I eat a lot of other beans. An Indian grocery has a wide variety for their vegetarian clientele, along with the spices that make them yummy.
Anyone else like to cruise the aisles of international groceries? I find the produce in those places to be fresher as well as cheaper. I just wish I knew what some of those things are. The labels aren't always in English.
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