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  • Monday

    10/26/2020 9:01:05 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill complete.... Off to the shower. Have my granddaughter until 4 p.m. Will get a dog walk in later today since the rain just started. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • Brrrr baby it's cold outside!

    10/25/2020 7:47:42 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    Today I got as late start out the door as our great granddaughter had her regular Saturday night sleep over. and didnt get up until 11:00 am. I decided to do some indoor running until her mom cane to get her . I managaed to do 20 minutes at a 12 min mile pace. AfterHailie left I gotout for a 4.35... Read more

  • Sunday

    10/25/2020 3:51:41 PM, by ROX525

    Church, treadmill, dog walk, vacuumed and picked up walnuts in the yard. My DH is making Shepherd's Pie for dinner. What a guy! Going to my granddaughter's soccer game at 5 p.m. Hope you are having a lovely and blessed day.... Read more

  • Much Cooler temps allow for a better walk today

    10/24/2020 7:34:41 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    Today as I headed out for my run I put on a heavy sweat shirt over a short sleeve T shirt because it has turned 30 degrees cooler than yesterday. It was a mere 45F when I headed out with my trusting walking buddy Tyson. Tyson and I went 4 miles together although after 3 miles we slowed right d... Read more

  • Saturday

    10/24/2020 11:23:22 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill, dog walk, and picked up walnuts. DH and I are off for a long drive to look at the beautiful colors and maybe walk some trails. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • Warning re Cell Phones & Brain Cancer

    10/24/2020 7:17:39 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Message From Spark Guy If you Missed It "My highlight yesterday was getting a new mobile phone for the first time in around 6 years. Since I work from home and also since there is some chance my mobile phone contributed to my brain tumor (the tumor happened right where I held my phone), I don't... Read more

  • Power walk/run cut short

    10/23/2020 11:52:46 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    The weather was summer like today with temps at 77 F so I headed out to try and get an 8-10 mile power walk in. I was doing great with my timing at a 14 minute mile however just as I came to the end of my 4th mile I started having chest pain and pain between my shoulder blades. I sat and drank some ... Read more

  • Warning re Cell Phones & Brain Cancer

    10/23/2020 7:35:46 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Message From Spark Guy If you Missed It "My highlight yesterday was getting a new mobile phone for the first time in around 6 years. Since I work from home and also since there is some chance my mobile phone contributed to my brain tumor (the tumor happened right where I held my phone), I don't... Read more

  • 217 biked with Tom W. 8 miles or so 3 beers

    10/23/2020 5:40:31 PM, by JOE14250

    been focused on politics this last months since July. my slogan: remove the turd on November 3rd. Hve been exercising but not bothering to record as well. Eating terribly. Mind elsewhere!... Read more

  • beauty in aging

    10/23/2020 1:26:34 PM, by WARRIORSUE518

    There is such beauty in aging. Maybe not physical beauty, although certainly there are people who age staying physically beautiful. I think that the beauty MUST shift, from what looked pretty on the outside to what looks pretty on the inside. In that transition? THAT is where the truest beauty await... Read more

  • Friday

    10/23/2020 11:05:18 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill, dog walk and picked up walnuts for exercise. Will get out in the yard more today. Beautiful day before the rain and cold comes in in the pm. Furnace is fixed! Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • Sparked by my Spark Friends

    10/22/2020 8:34:37 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    This has been a monumental week for me because I decided to become team leader of our team that was beginning to wane. I love my spark friends because they have been not just good friends but because they inspire, motivate and support me. As a team we all support one another. I am blessed to be on 2... Read more

  • Thursday

    10/22/2020 10:43:02 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and dog walk complete (DH came on the walk with me and the dogs). Furnace people are on their way to fix the heater that has been out since last Friday. I have my granddaughter until 4 p.m. (She is at pre-school now from 8:45 to 12:30). Hope you have a wonderful day.... Read more

  • The sun came out!

    10/21/2020 11:28:02 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    We have had rain all week so far but it was so nice this afternoon when the rain had stopped and the sun actually came out. Guess what I did......I headed out for a power walk. I only wore a long sleeve running shirt with a vest bit 15 minutes into the walk I had to unzip the vest and wrap it around... Read more

  • Wednesday

    10/21/2020 9:40:20 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and laundry so far. Hopefully a dog walk around dinner time if it stops raining. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • Made up for yesterday

    10/20/2020 11:28:36 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    Today I awoke after a solid a great night sleep. I felt refreshed and ready to take on the world. I went out early and did a 5 mile power walk./run and then after dinner took 2 of our 3 dogs out for a power walk but just 1.5 miles as it was getting dark already. I decided to get my strength tra... Read more

  • beyond food issues: first of many?

    10/20/2020 5:45:00 PM, by OOLALA53

    I know that in treating eating disorders-compulsive overeater/binger was my habit-, one principal that I agree with very much is expanding the image of oneself, and the habits, beyond the disorder label. I know it can be a fine balance, but a worthy pursuit for this lifetime I have only a few decade... Read more

  • Tuesday

    10/20/2020 10:58:23 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill so far. Hopefully a dog walk later but still raining. Plan to get to the grocery store today. Hope you have a lovely day.... Read more

  • Insomnia Go Away!

    10/19/2020 10:03:28 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    Its Monday night and 9:55 as I write this BLOG. I have been awake since Sunday morning at 9:00 am. My Garmin tracker says I slept for 1 hour last night but I did not sleep at all. Hopefully tonight I will sleep well and luckily I don't have to babysit in the morning as my GD is staying home wit... Read more

  • Planning for Success at Weight Loss. No if's About it!

    10/19/2020 6:12:41 PM, by OLDEROWL

    Krys of the Classy 70's Spark Team issued another post re weight loss. This time it was by Ellen G. Goodman and I think it is a Key to successful weight loss planning. "Planning is the key to success, in my opinion. Here's a good article on why planning is important. 7 Things to Do Bef... Read more

  • Monday

    10/19/2020 11:51:24 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill only. All day rain. Not sure if I will even get out there and pick up walnuts out of the yard. Perhaps between raindrops. Had to order a motor for the furnace so a couple more days without heat. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge - It could save your life - Week Two

    10/19/2020 11:45:18 AM, by NAVYMOM133

    My husband and I really let everything go when the coronavirus outbreak became a full-on pandemic earlier this year. I don't have to tell a single one of you what the stress, anxiety and all of the things that come with what we've gone through, and continue to go through. Absolutely fed up, on June ... Read more

  • Became a Team Leader today

    10/18/2020 9:17:31 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    Today I accepted the position of team leader for the 50Maintainers. I had been asked to take the leadership position before however I was not sure I could commit to it. I am determined that I want the team to continue because it has been such a supportive team to me and we have become good friends t... Read more

  • Sunday

    10/18/2020 6:41:59 PM, by ROX525

    Had a rest day today as I hurt my knee somehow. Son spent the night last night with my grandson and I had my 4 year old granddaughter all weekend as her sister was in a soccer tournament yesterday and today. She played on 2 different teams and won both tournaments. Our furnace went out Friday nig... Read more

  • Saturday

    10/17/2020 11:21:31 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill, walk & picked up walnuts out of the yard for exercise. Have my granddaughter until 7 p.m. as her sister has 3 tournament soccer games today. Going to pick up my grand dog shortly so she doesn't have to spend all day in her cage. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • Friday

    10/16/2020 3:28:07 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill, dog walk, vacuumed & picked up walnuts for exercise. Had my granddaughter until 4 p.m. My DH due home from NY shortly. Hope you are having a good day.... Read more

  • A Rainy indoor day

    10/15/2020 10:45:39 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    Today was dismal. It rained all day without a break to even get outdoors for a walk or run. I made the best of it by running 3 miles indoors. I admit the rest of the day was a a washout. I made the beds and did the dishes, cooked dinner and fed the dogs but other that that (which is really noth... Read more

  • Thursday

    10/15/2020 11:47:38 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill, dog walk and picked up walnuts in the yard (before the rain comes in) for exercise. Have my granddaughter until 4. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • A beautiful fall day

    10/14/2020 10:54:34 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    Today was just such a sunny and warm day that is was almost o believe we well into the fall season. I managed to get all my housework done early in the day and then in the afternoon I took "Turbo" Tyson and Tobi with me down to the trail. Because Tobi has just finished chemotherapy a week ago an n... Read more

  • Wednesday

    10/14/2020 11:51:09 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill, dog walk and vacuumed so far for exercise. Going to go pick up walnuts from the yard shortly. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • Replay: Six Mindset Changes Needed to Obtain Lasting Weight Loss (or any goal)

    10/14/2020 9:38:23 AM, by OLDEROWL

    Krys of the 70's+ Spark Team re-posted the following by Ellen Goldman and it is so important (no matter what your age is), I am also doing so in case you missed it. TIP: Change - that "C" word that can make us cringe when we are comfortable with what is going on. However, sometimes to reach y... Read more

  • Great power walk early in the day but tired later .

    10/13/2020 10:58:14 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    I was very pleased that I got a 6.3 mile (10K) power walk in just after lunch and felt so good about it. I was planning on going out again after dinner to walk the dogs however I felt so tired I just could not bring myself to go out. I did do some strength training but I remain feeling really tired.... Read more

  • 8 more to go. Back in track

    10/13/2020 12:30:30 PM, by OLAFIT2020

    Yay. My metabolism is kicking back in. I found out I had a case of candida. I finally got that under control and do a day of fasting. Only 8.8 pounds to my final goal. Thank you Lord for healing me.... Read more

  • Tuesday

    10/13/2020 10:47:25 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill & dog walk & picked up walnuts in yard for exercise. DH & I just completed our mail in ballots and he will drop off at the Board of Elections today. Have my granddaughter until 4. Have a wonderful day.... Read more

  • Took it Easier Today

    10/12/2020 9:34:33 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    After doing a total of over 14.25 miles 25K yesterday, I decided I would take it easy on the running/walking today. I took Turbo Tyson with the me early in the day and we went 5.25 miles at a 15 minute mile pace then only went out once more before dinner with our other two dogs Sassy and Tobi f... Read more

  • Monday

    10/12/2020 11:42:44 AM, by ROX525

    Had two shots and bloodwork at the doctor's office this morning. Treadmill and dog walk completed. Did online Bible study also. Going to pick up walnuts shortly so my DH can mow. It is a lovely day. Enjoy yours.... Read more

  • Fall 5% Challenge - Teddy Bears Week One

    10/12/2020 8:03:27 AM, by NAVYMOM133

    It's been a little while since I've done a 5% Challenge. This 2020 Pandemic life experience has been and continues to be unexpected / unpleasant-scary-sad / hard so I figured a little additional Sparky focus is in order! Earlier this year, I found myself at an "all-new" highest weight and scare... Read more

  • Company gone now....... back to power walking and running

    10/11/2020 4:26:59 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    Our daughter, son in law and granddaughter to came to visit on the weekend have left now. WE had the most enjoyable family dinner when the other kids and grandkids joined us yesterday to celebrate our Canadian Thanksgiving. I was very careful in what I chose to eat and only ate in moderation as I... Read more

  • Sunday

    10/11/2020 12:45:41 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill, dog walk and vacuumed for exercise. DH is coming home tonight from being away since Wednesday. Yay! It is a beautiful fall day. Enjoy your day.... Read more

  • 12.8 Pounds To Meet My Goal

    10/10/2020 12:19:12 PM, by OLAFIT2020

    Yay! Now I only have 12.8 Pounds to go. It's happening. Praise God!... Read more

  • Saturday

    10/10/2020 10:04:07 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill, dog walk and picked up walnuts out of the yard for exercise. Shower now and headed to an away soccer game that my granddaughter plays in. It is a beautiful day. Enjoy your beautiful day!... Read more

  • Friday

    10/9/2020 4:40:57 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and dog walk complete. Had 3 granddaughter's today and took them for their flu shots. Hope you had a good day.... Read more

  • What a Busy Day

    10/8/2020 11:42:32 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    Today was one busy busy day. I only just finished doing all that I hoped to get done today. With my daughter and son in law come tomorrow and staying over until Sunday and my other kids coming for Thanksgiving dinner on Saturday I have been cleaning house waxing the floors, doing laundry and then co... Read more

  • Thursday

    10/8/2020 12:58:02 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill & walk complete. Have my granddaughter until 4. We will go on a nature walk when she is finished with lunch. Got a bit of good news today. Yay! DH is in Chicago with his sister until Sunday or Monday. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • Windy weather doesn't stop me

    10/7/2020 8:35:12 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    Today was extremely windy but we had sunshine and warmer temperatures. I got out before dinner for a 4 mile power 3walk but incorporated quite a bit of running into my outing. I am so pleased that I can actually run again. Once home I made a quick dinner and went out again but took my little dog ... Read more

  • Wednesday

    10/7/2020 10:48:17 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and dog walk complete. Bible Study at 11 and community service at 4:30 p.m. DH left for Chicago to take care of his sister until Monday. I will be lonely. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • Tuesday

    10/6/2020 1:24:02 PM, by ROX525

    No treadmill today but dog walk. Hurt the top of my foot exercising in new tennis shoes. Have a lovely day. 198... Read more

  • Only 16 Pounds To Goal

    10/6/2020 11:53:13 AM, by OLAFIT2020

    Well I gained again. Today I weighed in at 171. That's okay I will get it off. This is a fight, but I will win. I feel at least, I am not going to let it catch me. I will not gain all the weight back like I did before. KEEP WORKING THE PLAN I'll keep praying and watching. I'm back to losing 2... Read more

  • Early dinner so I could power walk

    10/5/2020 10:35:01 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    The days are getting shorter and it gets dark sooner now so I have been making dinner earlier so I can get out for an hour during the weekdays when babysit my great granddaughter. I don't like to go out when she is here and leave it up to hubby to take over all the time so I go right after dinner. ... Read more

  • Monday

    10/5/2020 10:16:01 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and long dog walk. Have my granddaughter until 4 p.m. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • the weatherman was wrong!

    10/4/2020 8:02:57 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    I thought I would not be able to get out for a long distance power walk today because the forecast was for rain. I didn't want to get caught in it like I did yesterday so I had not planned on power walking for today. SURPRISE! The weatherman was wrong so Turbo Tyson and myself went out to the t... Read more

  • Sunday

    10/4/2020 4:51:11 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and on line church. No dog walk as it has rained all day long. Meatloaf is in the oven with the baked redskin potatoes. A bit stir crazy today. Hope you had a good day.... Read more

  • Great walking even greater running

    10/3/2020 7:02:59 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    Today I headed out just after lunch hour to my power walking trail to complete a 4 mile walk. AS it turned out I decided to take "Turbo Tyson" with me and the weather was so cool but windless that it made the distance seem like nothing at all. At mile 4 it started to drizzle out and the sky got very... Read more

  • Saturday

    10/3/2020 5:45:11 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill & dog walk today and browsed 3 stores with my DH (2 belts, 2 sweaters & 2 Halloween decorations bought). Two of my granddaughter's came at 3 p.m. to stay over until morning while the parents go on a date. Went to Swensons for take out. Just calculated my calories.... Oh my, won't be eat... Read more

  • Friday

    10/2/2020 10:49:22 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and dog walk complete. Have my granddaughter until 3 p.m. Hair color at 3:30. Today is my darling daughter's 38th birthday. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • Tired Today

    10/1/2020 8:11:49 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    I can't quite put my finger on it but today I feel very tired. I have had 3 nights during the past week where sleep was only a few hours but that's nothing new for me. I usually never feel tired during the day or early evening but today I do. I thought I could counteract it by going out for a... Read more

  • Thursday

    10/1/2020 3:38:34 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and dog walk for exercise. Babysat today. Soccer game at 6 p.m. Hope you had a good day.... Read more

  • Getting easier

    9/30/2020 10:42:59 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    Today was rain rain and more rain and thunder and high winds and it didn't make me very happy. I didn't do much in the line of fitness yesterday and wanted to get out for power walking today. It didn't happen. However, I did complete some indoor fitness and I attacked the stationary bike one mo... Read more

  • Secrets to Living Happier and Successfully

    9/30/2020 12:58:57 PM, by OLDEROWL

    52 secrets for living the best life ever 1. A person who remains confident will find a way 90 percent of the time, those who begin to doubt will find an excuse 90 percent of the time. Do it anyway! 2. Those who never plan, plan to never reach their full potential, but some things require action... Read more

  • Wednesday

    9/30/2020 12:25:39 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and dog walk complete. Day off from babysitting as my daughter does on-line teaching from home on Wednesday while the school is sanitized. DH is working. What shall I do?!? Hope you have a lovely day.... Read more

  • Tuesday

    9/29/2020 11:25:18 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill, dog walk and bathed both 70 lb. dogs in the bath tub. Doing laundry now and then Bible Study at 12:15. I decorated for Halloween yesterday so my 4 year old granddaughter is so excited here today. My sister-in-law just had surgery for her cancer last Thursday and we find out the results... Read more

  • Starting out with staionary bike oof!

    9/28/2020 6:30:42 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    How is it I can power walk 8 miles but getting on the stationary bike in just 2 minutes I feel like I am never going to make it to ten minutes never mind 5 minutes. I use my legs daily for power walking at a 4 MPH pace but on the stationary bike I feel like I am running a marathon and my upper thigs... Read more

  • 217 Day 0 nada 2 beers

    9/28/2020 10:49:08 AM, by JOE14250

    only positive was I slept well... Read more

  • Monday

    9/28/2020 5:43:15 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and then spending the day with my BFF. Have a lovely day.... Read more

  • continuing experiment with flexing 9/20

    9/27/2020 11:00:53 PM, by OOLALA53

    I have been giving myself full permission to eat everything in any amount except my old binge foods and have been experimenting with snacking. (I have been eating mostly at meal time for years and have been eliminating more foods, getting rather rigid in my meal makeup. I found that I still felt a l... Read more

  • yep...I'm stoked

    9/27/2020 8:01:56 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    I was so happy about getting up early and out for an early distance power walk because my sister was going to be cycling on my trail today. She lives a few towns over from me and I rarely see her due to COVID and the fact that she is a teacher and still works while I am retired. She told me she... Read more

  • Back.

    9/27/2020 6:57:45 PM, by MJZHERE

    How much has changed - for all of us. The constant for me, my entire life, has been this up and down battle with my weight. One of the most helpful steps I found along the way was joining SP and getting support from others. Today acknowledging once again that I need a plan, that I am truly strugg... Read more

  • Sunday

    9/27/2020 11:00:40 AM, by ROX525

    Treadmill and church this morning. 450 Items purged so far with my 10 items per day and donated to Salvation Army. Going on dog walk with my DH shortly and then going to my daughter's at 2 p.m. for the Brown's game and to celebrate her 38th birthday. Hope you have a lovely day.... Read more

  • DETERMINATION....was it a disappointment?

    9/26/2020 8:17:58 PM, by KEEPITUP4LIFE

    Last night I was determined that I would get out in the early morning and do an 8 mile power walk. I started out on my favorite walking path and within the first 10 minutes my shins were hurting me. I started to tell myself that maybe I would just do 4 miles but then I thought no, darn it anyways, I... Read more

  • Saturday

    9/26/2020 1:09:49 PM, by ROX525

    Treadmill, Bible Study, dog walk and laundry. Going to eat lunch and watch Netflix. Hoping my husband has energy to go to Costco with me when he gets home. It is a beautiful day and I hope you are enjoying it.... Read more