Sep 192017
 

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I missed posting last week since we were without electricity. I didn’t really get anything done since it was so hot without a/c.  I did get some steps in  at work. I didn’t track food.

I didn’t get to start the challenge I had planned so I’ll be doing it next month.

 

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 9/12: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 9/13: 6,948
Thursday ~ 9/14: didn’t track
Friday ~ 9/15: 13,466
Saturday ~ 9/16: 7,136
Sunday ~ 9/17: 7,611
Monday ~ 9/18: 9,650

 

Sep 062017
 

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I’m changing things up a bit for September

Daily:
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Challenge (starting on the 11th)
21-Day Relaxation Course

Weekly
Monday: Tai Chi
Tuesday: 20  Squats, 20 Push Ups,  & 100 sec. Wall Sits
Wednesday: Upper Body Workout
Thursday: Tai Chi
Friday: 20  Squats, 20 Push Ups,  & 100 sec. Wall Sits
Saturday: Lower Body
Sunday: rest

SparkPeople Workout Videos

Steps Last Week
Tuesday~ 8/29: 6,728
Wednesday~ 8/30: 7,851
Thursday ~ 8/31: didn’t track
Friday ~ 9/1: 7,036
Saturday ~ 9/2: 6,641
Sunday ~ 9/3: 6,920
Monday ~ 9/4: 6,860

Menu:
I didn’t keep track of what we ate, so I’ll be back with a menu next week

Aug 292017
 

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August:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Pick Two, Three Times A Week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sits
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan
SparkPeople Workout Videos

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 8/22: 7,051
Wednesday~ 8/23: 7,224
Thursday ~ 8/24: 7,217
Friday ~ 8/25: didn’t track
Saturday ~ 8/26: 7,596
Sunday ~ 8/27: 6,923
Monday ~ 8/28: 6,997

Menu: a few days of not so healthy 🙁
Smoked Sausage & Sauerkraut
BLT’s
Taco’s
Pizza
Chicken, Mashed Potatoes, Gravy, Mac & Cheese

Aug 222017
 

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August:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Pick Two, Three Times A Week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sits
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan
SparkPeople Workout Videos

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 8/15: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 8/16: 7,093
Thursday ~ 8/17: 8,367
Friday ~ 8/18: 6,496
Saturday ~ 8/19: 8,251
Sunday ~ 8/20: 5,678
Monday ~ 8/21: didn’t track

Menu:
Tuesday: Smoked Sausage dogs
Wednesday: Salisbury Steak, mashed potatoes, corn
Thursday: Pizza
Friday: Chicken Tortilla Soup
Saturday: Tacos
Sunday: Club Sandwich from Denny’s
Monday: Beef Stew

Aug 152017
 

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August:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Pick Two, Three Times A Week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sits
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan
SparkPeople Workout Videos

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 8/8: 9,973
Wednesday~ 8/9: 8,351
Thursday ~ 8/10: 8,116
Friday ~ 8/11: 8,282
Saturday ~ 8/12: 8,359
Sunday ~ 8/13: didn’t track
Monday ~ 8/14: 9,582

Menu:
Tuesday: Pizza
Wednesday: Pork chops, mashed potatoes, corn
Thursday: Soup
Friday: Slow Cooker Ham ~ see comment below
Saturday: left over ham
Sunday: Hamburgers, baked beans, macaroni salad (at my son & dil’s house)
Monday: Ham sandwiches to finish off the ham

Ham: The ham was SO good! I added pineapple chucks and slices all around the ham because I always add them to a ham. This was the first time I’ve made one in the slow cooker. I usually use the oven or an electric roaster. The ham was so flavorful and tender, loved it!

Aug 082017
 

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August:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Pick Two, Three Times A Week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sits
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan
SparkPeople Workout Videos

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 8/1: 7,916
Wednesday~ 8/2: 8,559
Thursday ~ 8/3: didn’t track
Friday ~ 8/4: 10,036
Saturday ~ 8/5: didn’t track
Sunday ~ 8/6: didn’t track
Monday ~ 8/7: didn’t track

I need to start tracking every day, not just the days I work

Menu:
Tuesday: Smoked Sausage dogs with chow chow
Wednesday: Chicken, baked beans & cole slaw
Thursday: Soup
Friday: Corned Beef sandwiches
Saturday: Pizza
Sunday: Left over pizza
Monday: Chinese

Aug 012017
 

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Wow, it’s hard to believe it’s August already! I’m sticking with the same goals I had for July, with the addition of  doing a few video workouts a week.

August  Goals:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

A few times a week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sits
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan
SparkPeople Workout Videos

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 7/25: 7,692
Wednesday~ 7/26: didn’t track
Thursday ~ 7/27: 10,220
Friday ~ 7/28: 9,189
Saturday ~ 7/29: 7,073
Sunday ~ 7/30: didn’t track
Monday ~ 7/31: 9.261

Jul 252017
 

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JULY GOALS:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

Weekly-3x’s:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sit
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan

Steps: 
Tuesday~ 7/18: 10,625
Wednesday~ 7/19: 10,477
Thursday ~ 7/20: 8,210
Friday ~ 7/21: 7,788
Saturday ~ 7/22: 7,818
Sunday ~ 7/23: 7,764
Monday ~ 7/24:8,001

Last Week’s Food
Hamburgers
Tacos
Chicken, Coleslaw, Potatoes
Fish, Coleslaw, Brussels Sprouts
Ham Sandwiches with Colby Cheese & Tomatoes
Pizza
Leftover Pizza

Jul 182017
 

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I’ve been sick the last few weeks. Coughing, sneezing, weak, and feeling blah, blah, blah. I’m just starting to feel better so I’ll get back to a menu plan next week of what we ate this week.

JULY GOALS:
Daily 
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

A few times a week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sit
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 7/11: 11,647
Wednesday~ 7/12: 6,969
Thursday ~ 7/13: 8,329
Friday ~ 7/14: 8,208
Saturday ~ 7/15: 11,997
Sunday ~ 7/16: didn’t track
Monday ~ 7/17: 7,304

Jul 042017
 

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June was a good month for me
I could have done better but I’m still happy with what I did

JULY GOALS:
Daily
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

A few times a week:
Tai Chi
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sit
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 7/27: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 7/28: didn’t track
Thursday ~ 7/29: 7,941
Friday ~ 7/9:30: 9,026
Saturday ~ 7/1: 8,251
Sunday ~ 7/2: didn’t track
Monday ~ 7/3: 8,692

Jun 272017
 

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I’ll be skipping my menu this week because the last few weeks I didn’t stick to what was planned at all. This week I’ll be making a few of the recipes that I missed, so I’ll post them next week.

We’re in our rainy/humid season and I haven’t even made it to the beach yet this summer. Hopefully next week. Bike riding isn’t on the to do list either because I don’t want to be out on my bike and it start raining/storming out of the blue. Yes, that happens in Florida as I’m sure it does in other states too.

June Daily Goals
prayer & meditation: ✔
deep breathing: ✔
stretching/flexibility: ✔
80 oz. water: ✔

No time limit, but I also want to lose 15 pounds: -2

A few times a week:
Tai Chi, Yoga, Strength, Cardio
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sit
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 6/20: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 6/21: 7,971 steps
Thursday ~ 6/22: 8,755 steps
Friday ~ 6/9: 23: 10,689 steps
Saturday ~ 6/24: didn’t track
Sunday ~ 6/25: didn’t track
Monday ~ 6/26: 7,812

Jun 202017
 

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June Daily Goals
prayer & meditation: ✔
deep breathing: ✔
stretching/flexibility: ✔
80 oz. water: ✔

I also want to lose 15 pounds: -1

A few times a week:
Tai Chi, Yoga, Strength, Cardio
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sit
Building Strength with Susan
Moving With Susan

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 6/13: 9,777 steps
Wednesday~ 6/14: 7,999 steps
Thursday ~ 6/15: 7,309 steps
Friday ~ 6/9: 16: 7,427 steps
Saturday ~ 6/17: 13,905 steps
Sunday ~ 6/18: 8,236 steps
Monday ~ 6/19: 8,037 steps

Menu For This Week:
Tuesday: Fried Cabbage w/ Sausage
Wednesday: Judee’s 4 Minute Low Carb Version of Chinese Egg Drop Soup
Thursday: Stuffed Peppers
Friday: Slow Cooker Chicken Fajitas
Saturday: eating out, probably Chinese
Sunday: Hamburger Patties & Tomato And Avocado Salad
Monday: Tina’s Vegetable Stir Fry
(didn’t make the stir fry last week, I ended up working 4 nights)

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June Daily Goals
prayer & meditation: ✔
deep breathing: ✔
stretching/flexibility: ✔
80 oz. water: ✔

I also want to lose 15 pounds: -1

A few times a week:
Various dvd’s: Tai Chi, Yoga, Strength, Cardio, Bosu Ball, etc.
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sit
Building Strength with Susan Powter dvd

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 6/6: didn’t track
Wednesday~ 6/7: 7,889 steps
Thursday ~ 6/8: didn’t track
Friday ~ 6/9: 21: didn’t track
Saturday ~ 6/10: 9,078 steps
Sunday ~ 6/11: didn’t track
Monday ~ 6/12: 7,780

On The Menu
Tuesday: Beef Stew
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Brown Sugar Ham, Brussels Sprouts, Yellow Rice
Thursday: Leftovers from Wednesday, probably with a different veggie
Friday: Vegetable Stir Fry found via Tina @ Squirrel Head Manor
Saturday: Pizza
Sunday: In-a-Hurry Chicken Curry

Jun 062017
 

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June didn’t get off to a great start. My son came home with some kind of crud, and shared it with me. Also, I had a heavier schedule at work. A co-worker offered to take one of my morning shifts for me, and I accepted. It was nice of him since I wouldn’t have asked (we’re 2 people down right now). Being sick on top of having to work more than usual really kicked my butt. I started feeling better yesterday but was still a bit weak. My son is finally feeling better today. So, today starts a new week and I’m hoping to do everything on my goals list.

June Daily Goals
prayer & meditation: ✔
deep breathing: ✔
stretching/flexibility: ✖
80 oz. water: ✖

I also want to lose 15 pounds: -0

A few times a week:
Various dvd’s: Tai Chi, Yoga, Strength, Cardio, Bosu Ball, etc.
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sit
Building Strength with Susan Powter dvd

On The Menu
(since we were sick last week we mostly ate soup, so this week I’ll be making some of what I had planned to make last week)

Tuesday: Slow Cooker Great Northern Beans with Smoked Turkey Legs & Cornbread

Wednesday: Leftover Great Northern Beans & Cornbread

Thursday: Lettuce Wrapped Hamburgers & Tomato, Cucumber & Mozzarella Salad with Balsamic Vinegar

Friday: Grilled Chicken Foil Packets with Summer Squash

Saturday: We’re going to a Chinese restaurant

Sunday: ?

May 302017
 

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I’ve been MIA from these posts as well as a lot of other weekly posts for a while. I just haven’t been motivated to blog much. I’ve been walking etc.  and plan on getting back to posting about it.

June Daily Goals
prayer & meditation
deep breathing
stretching/flexibility
80 oz. water

I also want to lose 15 pounds: -0

A few times a week:
Various dvd’s: Tai Chi, Yoga, Strength, Cardio, Bosu Ball, etc.
Squats, Lunges, Push Ups, Wall Sit
Building Strength with Susan Powter dvd

Yes, the Powter workout is from 1994, but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, it is still the BEST full body workout I’ve EVER done. I’m on my 3rd copy. I’ve had it transferred to dvd.

On The Menu
Tuesday: Soup & Sandwiches
Wednesday: Lettuce Wrapped Hamburgers with Tomato & Cucumber Slices
Thursday: Great Northern Beans with Ham, Cornbread
Friday: Leftover Great Northern Beans with Ham, Cornbread
Saturday: eating out
Sunday: ?

I ran a-cross a few sites that I thought I’d share:
5 Of The Best Exercised You Can Do @ Harvard Health

The Fiftysomething Workout: 10 Top Fitness Apps

I hope you all have a fit week!

May 022017
 

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April was good, I met almost all my goals. I’m switching things up for May. Instead of tracking steps, I’m going to start tracking miles walked.

May Goals:
daily: deep breathing, prayer/meditation, 80 oz. water
Tai Chi 3 times a week
strength training 3 times a week using SparkPeople videos
walk 4 miles at least 4 times a week

On The Menu
Tuesday: Bunless Cheeseburger served with veggies and salsa
Wednesday: Grilled chicken with vegetables
Thursday: Taco Salad
Friday: Left Over Taco Salad
Saturday: Eating Out
Sunday: Pork chops with vegetables

Apr 252017
 

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Last week I worked 3 days on a different shift, so even though it was the same amount of hours, I didn’t get as many steps as on my usual shift 🙁

I could have walked on my treadmill to make the steps up, but I didn’t. Instead, I added some time to my strength training workouts.

Goals for April:
daily: deep breathing, prayer, stretching, 80 oz. water
Tai Chi/ Qi Gong once a week each
strength training 4 times a week

Do Yoga With Me Starting over due to back trouble the last few weeks

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 4/18: 5,205 steps
Wednesday~ 4/19: 8,911 steps
Thursday ~ 4/20: 5,067 steps
Friday ~ 4/14: 21: 5,613 steps
Saturday ~ 4/22: 7,324 steps
Sunday ~ 4/23: 7,836 steps
Monday ~ 4/24: 6,114

Strength Training: 
Tuesday~ 4/18: 150 minutes
Wednesday~ 4/19: 150 minutes
Thursday ~ 4/20: 180 minutes
Friday ~ 4/21: 180 minutes
Saturday ~ 4/22: 180 minutes
Sunday ~ 4/23: 150 minutes
Monday ~ 4/24: 180 minutes

On The Menu 
Tuesday: Clean Eating Sheet Pan Mexican Chicken Dinner

Wednesday: Crock Pot Spicy Cabbage and Sausage

Thursday: Steak, Baked Potato, Broccoli

Friday: Low Carb Beef Burritos

Saturday: eating out

Sunday: Baked Pineapple Teriyaki Pork Chops w/fried rice

Monday: Bunless Hamburger with Sweet Potato Fries

How’d your exercise go last week?

Apr 182017
 

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Last week I took a few extra rest days hoping my back would completely stop hurting and it helped. This week I’m going to play catch up.

Goals for April:
daily: deep breathing, prayer, stretching, 80 oz. water
Tai Chi/ Qi Gong once a week each
strength training 4 times a week

Do Yoga With Me

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 4/11: rest day
Wednesday~ 4/12: 7,632 steps
Thursday ~ 4/13: rest day
Friday ~ 4/14: 10,rest day
Saturday ~ 4/15: 10,889 steps
Sunday ~ 4/16: 7,411 steps
Monday ~ 4/17: rest day

Cardio/Strength Training: 
Tuesday~ 4/11: rest day
Wednesday~ 4/12: 120 minutes
Thursday ~ 4/13: rest day
Friday ~ 4/14: 90 rest day
Saturday ~ 4/15: 60 minutes
Sunday ~ 4/16: 90 minutes
Monday ~ 4/17: rest day

On The Menu 
Tuesday: 15 Bean Soup w/Smoked Sausage
Wednesday: left over soup
Thursday: Clean Eating Sweet Potatoes & Chicken Sheet Pan Dinner
Friday: Hamburgers & fries
Saturday: Chinese take out
Sunday: ?
Monday: Chorizo Sausage with Cabbage, Onions, and Peppers

How’d your exercise go last week?

Apr 112017
 

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I haven’t been able to do as much as I wanted to do this past week. I’ve done good on my steps and strength training, but I’ve had a kink in my back on the lower right side that’s had me slightly bent over and not being able to stand straight. I almost called out of work a few days but didn’t. It’s starting to feel better today so hopefully in a day or two I can do more.

Goals for April:
daily: deep breathing, prayer, stretching, 80 oz. water
Tai Chi/ Qi Gong once a week each
strength training 4 times a week

Do Yoga With Me

Steps Last Week:
Tuesday~ 4/4: rest day
Wednesday~ 4/5: 7,674 steps
Thursday ~ 4/6: 9,125 steps
Friday ~ 4/7: 10,474 steps
Saturday ~ 4/8: 9,396 steps
Sunday ~ 4/9: 7,834 steps
Monday ~ 4/10: 8,327 steps

Cardio/Strength Training: 
Tuesday~ 4/4: rest day
Wednesday~ 4/5: 90 minutes
Thursday ~ 4/6: 90 minutes
Friday ~ 4/7: 90 minutes
Saturday ~ 4/8: 90 minutes
Sunday ~ 4/9: 90 minutes
Monday ~ 4/10: 90 minutes

On The Menu 
Tuesday: Taco Salad
Wednesday: Baked Pineapple Teriyaki Pork Chops
Thursday: Chicken & Sausage 15 Bean Soup
Friday: leftover soup
Saturday: eating out
Sunday: eating out
Monday: Chorizo Sausage with Cabbage, Onions, and Peppers

How’d your exercise go last week?

Apr 042017
 

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Goals for April:
daily: deep breathing, prayer, stretching, 80 oz. water
Tai Chi/ Qi Gong once a week each
strength training 4 times a week

I recently found a great site, Do Yoga With Me, that has free videos for yoga, meditation, deep breathing, stretching/flexibility etc., and decided to do a few of the courses this month.

Steps
Tuesday~ 3/28: rest day
Wednesday~ 3/29: 8,894 steps
Thursday ~ 3/30: rest day
Friday ~ 3/31: 8,262 steps
Saturday ~ 4/1: 7,571 steps
Sunday ~ 4/2: 5,382 steps
Monday ~ 4/3: rest day

Cardio/Strength Training: 
Tuesday~ 3/28: rest day
Wednesday~ 3/29: 60 minutes
Thursday ~ 3/30: rest day
Friday ~ 3/31: 90 minutes
Saturday ~ 4/1: 90 minutes
Sunday ~ 4/2: 120 minutes
Monday ~ 4/3: rest day

On The Menu
Tuesday: Chicken and veggies
Wednesday: Chorizo Sausage with Cabbage, Onions, and Peppers
Thursday: Baked Pineapple Teriyaki Pork Chops
Friday: Enchiladas
Saturday: ?
Sunday: ?
Monday: Hawaiian Grilled Cheese