SparkPeople Member Blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_recent_blogs.asp These are the most recent public blog entries from SparkPeople Members. SparkPeople Member Blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_recent_blogs.asp Monday Funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577762 A beautiful woman loves to garden, but can't seem to get her tomatoes to turn red. She asks her neighbor, "What do you do to get your tomatoes red?" <BR> <BR> He replies, "Twice a day I stand in front of my tomato garden and expose myself. My tomatoes turn red from blushing so much." <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:30:56 EST Find Rest - Joel and Victoria http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577761 "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls." (Matthew 11:29, NIV) <BR> <BR> Sometimes the pressures of life can cause unnecessary stress. So many people these days lose sleep worrying about things or people in their lives,... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:29:32 EST Reno Report http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577760 No no no: not done. <BR> <BR> There have been a few bumps in the road -- including an unfortunate fender bender for our general contractor. He's kept soldiering on, marshalling his troops: really heroic. But he himself is experiencing back pain and stiffness which quite understandably has sl... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:28:33 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577758 Got the wet heavy snow shoveled from in front of the garage yesterday. We got another inch or two last night but that won’t be a problem. Have groceries to get today, cleaning to do, and I finished the French class so started Spanish and Italian. Keeps my mind busy!! Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:18:41 EST Early morning workouts? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577757 I've been going to Planet Fitness since November. Kind of hate it. I get out of work between 4 and 5, and by the time I get to the gym, it's mobbed. The crowded part doesn't bother me as much as the fact that most of the people there are just sitting on the gym equipment, taking selfies and po... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:06:57 EST My Morning Cup Of Solitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577756 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/673fbddc-5e74-4c35-87dc-3a439d0ed5c3.jpe"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0dcde296-0b35-469c-b3c0-5905c3893a87.jpe"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. I will be going for my walk but today. I am going to do a few ... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:03:10 EST Challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577754 Yesterday morning started out with so much promise. I was tired from not getting enough sleep but I was looking forward to the day. My daughter was in from Boston and we were all getting together for brunch. Yeah. <BR> <BR> While getting ready I felt like I got an eyelash in my eye. Uncomfortabl... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 06:55:10 EST Monday March 25th, 2019.....Weekly WI...when others are not as motivated as you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577753 Good morning everyone! Happy Monday! This is the last week of March, let's rock it!!!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/73bd3aaf-1b2a-40c4-b3ac-46bac7a22cfe.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mondays are my WI days...I chose Mondays so that it helps keep my weekend in check. <BR> <BR... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 06:53:01 EST This Week's Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577752 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d7cab1b7-87ba-4a79-82be-e004b3b24ce0.jpg"> <BR> This is super hard for me. I get home from work. Mentally exhausted, dinner, help kids with homework, bath, clean etc. The week night drill and the last thing I "feel" like doing is working out. BUT, ... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 06:51:41 EST Happy Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577751 Have a great start to the workweek everyone. <BR> <em>386</em> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 06:47:03 EST Well At Last. Statistically Speaking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577750 At least 97%, anyway. Sure better than 57/43 ... or whatever number I came up with yesterday. I always have a little cough because I take enalapril for high blood pressure. I plan to talk to my dr. next time I see her about swapping that out for something else because of the coughing. And mayb... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 06:44:17 EST Thought and Prayer for Monday, March 25, 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577749 March 25, 2019 DO MORE WORKING LESS <BR> <BR> If we have ever been working on something and worrying about getting it done over days, months or even years, there is good news! We don’t have to do this anymore. We know there are no genies or good witches who grant wishes and instantly give us wha... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 06:44:06 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY 3-25-2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577748 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e8127239-066c-435d-8c56-dbab05dbb093.jpg"> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 06:23:06 EST Respect Your Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577747 I was tasked today with finding an inspirational quote I can live by. First, I'll share the quote: <BR> <BR> “Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.” -Buddha <BR> <BR> Now, for a little discussion of this quote. I think it is exteremly important to respect t... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 06:10:15 EST So hard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577746 Trying to log everyday, but so far I'm only hitting it about 2 percent. Yesterday failed in the water department. So the weight went up today (water retention). There are times I just get into a funk And I just want to give up. Yet I still move ahead. Logged breakfast today so that is a plus. Mon, 25 Mar 2019 06:06:45 EST Waffle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577745 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7e302684-e76f-4445-8ef6-64aeaac305b1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> International Waffle Day <BR> International Waffle Day is observed around the world but is most prominently celebrated in Sweden, the country where it started and where it is simply known... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:57:58 EST Sun 3/24 late night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577744 It's late. Will write more later. <BR> <BR> *************** <BR> Note: If you are a sparker who does not allow comments, please note that I appreciate your stopping by my blog. You're welcome to leave a comment. I like to acknowledge every sparker who visits my blog, so that being said, “Thank y... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:56:40 EST Back, Biceps and Cardio http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577743 Good morning!! <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> I am on my last week of 4 weeks 2 shred and today I killed my back and biceps, but I still feel like I could have done more. Does that make any sense? <em>330</em> <BR> <BR> I wasn't able to get my entire cardio time in this morning, but I will hit i... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:52:52 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577740 Happy Monday to all. <em>30</em> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:39:38 EST Monday's Laugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577738 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/64202198-e174-427a-9099-835f2ac2d9ef.png"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9359a21a-67e1-4551-a19b-d10c205b184c.jpg"> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:33:20 EST Exhausted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577737 What a busy day yeesterday with lots to of love and laughter with my two beautiful daughters! With lots more fun at the dog park! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/18d674b0-28f5-40ff-8bf7-4b74774b911b.jpeg"> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:26:57 EST MyFoodJourney - Going Public http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577736 I'm taking a deep breath now. <BR> Because this is the first time I'm "going public." <BR> Not that, as we all know, when you are a chronic overeater, that your problem isn't public. It's out there for everyone to see. You can't hide it because your weight shows it. <BR> That's different, though,... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:22:35 EST My Spring Hike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577735 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3e31def0-6da6-4e7d-87c3-0a0812dcbf0d.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday I went for a hike up Crotched Mountain near my home. I do a lot of walking but have had only a few real hikes this winter. Today I hike Crotchet Mountain! Most of the mountain's trails a... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:15:21 EST Rose, Rose, Never Let go. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577734 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/195dbd51-d1c5-4648-bfa5-fcf686e43cb8.jpg"> <em>30</em> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:11:52 EST some old, some not so http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577733 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=KTsg9i6lvqU </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=GPgqdMnixno </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=sRy2pV7b2QA </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLfyL-_0g3s </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGICPp... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:11:07 EST Why pizza http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577732 Omg, I hadn't had pizza in so long. It was good, so I made sure to have a second helping of salad and register myself for splash fitness at the hotel I'm at on spring break. Headed to grocery store today as room has kitchen to make healthy meals. Enjoy your day. Mon, 25 Mar 2019 05:10:22 EST Not good or bad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577731 Chocolate is bad! <BR> Kale is good! <BR> <BR> Finishing your dinner is good! <BR> No, finishing your dinner is bad! <BR> <BR> Exercising till you're exhausted is good! No pain no gain! <BR> You have to do high impact/low impact/ HIIT/LISS to lose weight. <BR> <BR> How confusing it all is! <BR... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 04:52:24 EST International and National Waffle Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577730 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd4e9302-3348-4706-a34e-cd426ab4acfa.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : <BR> <BR> International Waffle Day- March 25th <BR> <BR> National Waffle Day- August 24th. <BR> <BR> Waffle Day is a day that you can waffle on issues and decisions. A... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 04:47:17 EST Here we are http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577729 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wf9DYeePLJY </link> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 04:37:52 EST LOL! Yep! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577728 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/efa0496c-23a5-4e1a-b108-eed3027b892d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 04:04:23 EST MTHFR gene mutation (finally confirmed) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577727 i heard of MTHFR gene mutation <BR> : idea : research : analysis : <BR> 2016-07-13 : SparkPeople Blog : MTHFR gene mutation <BR> : concept : idea : research : analysis : conclusion <BR> (time elapsed) <BR> after dozens bad reactions meds over the years <BR> new psychiatrist orders DNA cheek swab ... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 04:03:28 EST Prayer Power According to God’s Word – 47 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577726 Have you ever prayed without seeing results even though you have faith? <BR> <BR> “For this is good and acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, who desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 03:25:45 EST New Week = New Opportunities... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577725 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1504968349.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good Morning All, <BR> <BR> Today is a brand new day, new week for great possibilities and new opportunities. <BR> <BR> Let's seize the day & week ahead and make it <em>250</em> as we press ahead to accomplish ... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 03:18:23 EST Quote for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577724 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c9c834f4-bd37-4cf5-b5da-38149e2a8185.JPG"> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 03:16:13 EST Bible Verses for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577723 Psalm 34:17-18 (NIV) <BR> <BR> 17 The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; <BR> he delivers them from all their troubles. <BR> <BR> 18 The Lord is close to the brokenhearted <BR> and saves those who are crushed in spirit. Mon, 25 Mar 2019 03:15:06 EST Cats ;-) 03/24/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577722 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f5a8e38a-4a0b-46f9-bed6-b6b62d483193.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Why Cats Love Boxes So Much <BR> Starring Smoothie <BR> <link>cheezburger.com/90153473/why-cats-lo<BR>ve-boxes-so-much?utm_source=feedblitz&<BR>utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_campaign=F<BR>eedBli... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 03:10:27 EST DON'T HIDE YOUR SINS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577720 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9bd57962-3497-4e5f-865a-ea05ae454c65.jpg"> <BR> I have set the LORD always before Me: because (He is) at my right hand, I shall not be moved. Psalm 16:8 (KJV) ....................................<BR>.............................Therefore if any man... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 02:40:18 EST Cabbage curry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577719 Today made a cabbage curry it was cooking some meat in a curry & then adding the chopped up cabbage till its done Mon, 25 Mar 2019 01:59:32 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577718 Have a great week! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ca0f71eb-e22d-45f9-a589-57fbfb11faa5.jpg"> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 01:55:58 EST 3-24-19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577717 Today I rested and did next to nothing. It was restful. I avoided looking at anything that might be work. I don't feel the slightest bit guilty. Of course, when I have to do all the stuff I ignored today on tomorrow, I will call me some bad names. Then I will remind me that the reason I have the ... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 01:36:20 EST Two steps forward, one back... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577716 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/67356808-b89b-4f54-9bdb-945e54f81a78.jpg"> <BR> It was a long day today, and since I wasn't doing much I mindlessly started baking and ate waaay to many of my own goods, then ate through more food than I needed. My stomach is upset, which is punis... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 01:16:22 EST THANK YOU SPARK FRIENDS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577715 I want to send you all a sincere thank you for your kind sympathy bouquets and messages regarding the loss of my dear friend Nancy. I have had a hard time this week just thinking about her. I contacted Trina, her daughter and offered assistance to drive her and her 2 boys to any appointments or... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 01:15:29 EST March 25, 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577714 It has been a while since I have made an entry here. <BR> My wedding is only 6 months away. My current goal right now is to lose another 10 pounds however more would be exceptionally fantastic. I could use all the help I can get from anyone who would or be willing to keep me accountable. Mon, 25 Mar 2019 01:07:51 EST Cycling Auckland...never again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577713 This wiped me OUT! The city was built on volcanoes so you talk about HILLS! We had an e-bike tour, so glad we paid extra for e-bikes, no way could we have done it on regular bicycles. My shoulders are screaming, I went down twice when pedestrians stepped right into my path. Now we’re back in ... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:39:42 EST April Goals. Why? What http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577712 I had been doing my goals monthly, but stopped when my body apparently happy at 161-163 refused to go lower. <BR> <BR> Since June I've mostly been in this range. <BR> <BR> BUT!! Life changes. <BR> <BR> Due to a high glucose reading I'm on a low carb diet. <BR> <BR> In just 2 days I've ... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:31:57 EST Beautiful day for a hike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577711 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0e3df725-93e0-4157-bd45-a263b8439d50.jpg"> <BR> Temperature in the 50s boy I am hoping spring is here in Alaska. Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:31:21 EST The Candy Man http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577710 The Candy Man, Sammy Davis, Jr, 1971 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fbd48f80-4d1a-4bdd-9959-ae9933d6d312.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> (Candy man) <BR> (Hey, Candy man) <BR> Alright everybody gather 'round <BR> The Candy Man is here <BR> What kind of candy do you want <BR> ... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:25:07 EST Monday's Silly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577709 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ce0fcf0c-01bb-480c-90dd-ae6ee698ec51.jpg"> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:21:18 EST Special Blessings-March 25, 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577707 Today I am especially blessed for the following: <BR> <BR> 1. I am finally allowed to post on my computer again. I had my second eye surgery on Monday and it is finally not hurting nearly as much as it was. <BR> <BR> 2. We went to the coffee shop this morning. <BR> <BR> 3. There was a spec... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:15:28 EST Saints Who Suffered & What We Can Learn From Them – Lent 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577706 Saints Who Suffered & What We Can Learn From Them <BR> By Jon Leonetti <BR> Click here to download audio file. <BR> <BR> Click here for a transcript of the video presentation. <BR> <BR> Click here for the printable study guide. <BR> <BR> Not Registered for the Pray More Retreat? Click here to ... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:13:50 EST Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577705 We had another nice day in the mid-60s. It is 61 outside and 69 inside. Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:10:44 EST Goals & Gratitude 3/24/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577704 I was just looking at my SP stats, and I have been on Spark People for 6 and a quarter years, which I find amazing. The first year or two I didn't use it a whole lot, but now I'm on every day, using the trackers and earning points. Earning points motivates me, so I find this site to be great. <BR... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:08:13 EST Week 1 Day 5 (March 24 2019) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577703 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4727711b-1067-4593-9b4a-5cc4fb147b3b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It has been one of those days - am glad it is coming to an end. <BR> <BR> Today is my dear brother (only brother) birthday - would turn 65 today. He was flying a plane 32 years ago taking his w... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 00:05:00 EST Fifty Fourth Weekend Fasting Cycle - Cooked Wings, Salmon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577701 The fast went without a hitch. For this weekend, I cooked 11 lbs of chicken wings and 2 lbs of wild salmon. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f955375c-41a6-4a3b-98f3-76c7dd6d10ca.JPG"> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 23:56:03 EST Weigh-In -- 24Mar19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577698 Still hanging in there at the same weight. <BR> <BR> Weather is better, at least until today... Most of our old snow is gone, but we acquired some more today, not much fortunately. May have some more before noonish tomorrow. Then back to spring programming... <BR> <BR> Still lots of mud an... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 23:47:19 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577697 Hope you had a great day! <BR> <BR> <BR> TTYL Sun, 24 Mar 2019 23:42:20 EST Another Glorious Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577695 This is the kind of weather that people migrate permanently from Up North to Texas for.... the sun peeked from between clouds intermittently, and the temps ranged from 65 to 75.... I don’t know if it is true, but it surely seems as if even the bluebonnets are bluer on days like today! <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 23:37:39 EST I Am Blessed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577694 I've seen better days, <BR> <BR> But I've also seen worse. <BR> <BR> I don't have everything that I want, <BR> <BR> But I do have all I need. <BR> <BR> I woke up with some aches and pains, <BR> <BR> But I woke up. <BR> <BR> My life may not be perfect, <BR> <BR> But I Am Blessed. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 23:34:16 EST Sun 03/24/2019 three good things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577693 1.. i rested <BR> 2.. i got important paperwork completed <BR> 3.. i spent time with friends and family Sun, 24 Mar 2019 23:25:26 EST Spring Break - Day Three http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577691 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8fa3695d-6c85-4430-b180-65a8821e29f3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Woke up tired and was thankful the sanctuary wasn't too warm and the pastor kept my attention so I didn't drift off. After church I dropped the boys off, went by the ATM and then took Mae... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 23:17:46 EST Training Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577690 I do believe this is the biggest commitment I have ever made to fitness. I drew out a training plan on calendars last night for the Overnight walks modifying the "Prevention" magazine half marathon plan. <BR> <BR> March is nearly over, but it is never too early to begin, right? <img src="http:... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 23:13:10 EST Always something to learn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577689 I did get out the mystery quilt from the store and did one step of installment 3 but the next one required learning and doing something new again. I now have baggies full of pieces for a quilt I have no idea what it will look like up to the letter I. The pieces i eventually cut today required a... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 23:09:04 EST An awesome day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577688 The sun shined, I played at the park with my husband and children, then we went for a family walk. We ate good food and had a lot of laughs. What a wonderful day to be alive!! Sun, 24 Mar 2019 23:06:47 EST #706 Good friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577687 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/99d376f0-6f37-4e3f-9002-23cdca5a7a7f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And a big HI to all my good friends! May our wishes come to us. Enjoy!! Sun, 24 Mar 2019 22:52:36 EST Maybe this is what I need... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577686 It has definitely been a struggle to get in a good routine since Christmas. I've been battling some sort of illness since a day or two after Christmas, and four doctors later, I'm still not sure what it is! But it has definitely left me feeling a little sluggish and NOT like working out. Overall,... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 22:47:28 EST To a new week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577685 Quick update for the sake of it. <BR> <BR> Emotions are a roller coaster. I get high and low, ad nauseam. I suppose we all do to a degree.. it's tiring. I'm still proud i haven't fell in chips or overeating. I will try this week to spend a little more time on SP, it did me good. Even though i di... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 22:34:53 EST Weigh in tuesdays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577684 It's almost Tuesday, my weigh in day, going to try and up my stationary bike riding to an hour and a half a day starting tomorrow, hopefully I'll see better results. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 22:33:01 EST HOME RESTING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577683 Well got off from work, came home put my feet up as my legs were aching from sitting all day and not moving around Sun, 24 Mar 2019 22:22:37 EST Long (but good) Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577682 After Church, I went to a nursing home in another county and visited. <BR> From there, I drove an hour to a healing service which was powerful. <BR> After being there for 5 hours, I stopped for something to eat and to pick up milk. <BR> It's good to be home and ready for bed. <BR> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 22:06:44 EST Why...Just...Why? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577681 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5ad74545-f150-43b8-8d4f-169577191e50.jpg"> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 22:05:31 EST The time is now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577680 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c8ca7ccb-75a9-428f-8221-dc678ad66091.png"> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:50:21 EST I am grateful for, 3.24.19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577679 1. My babies, because they remind me of what’s important. <BR> 2. SLeep, because it is wonderful. <BR> 3. Being put on all, because I might get more sleep. <BR> 4. Games, because they connect us. <BR> 5. The experience, because it was neat. <BR> 6. Allergy medicine, because it helps my eyes after... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:48:32 EST New Goals - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577678 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bf83b8cc-87e9-4db9-9388-07b4904b7c86.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I never thought in a million years I would be comfortable eating 1800 calories. Not only am comfortable eating that amount I have been consistently meeting that goal. When I met with my trainer ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:46:47 EST The Trouble When We Rely On Our Own Strength – Lent 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577676 The Trouble When We Rely On Our Own Strength <BR> by Mary Lenaburg <BR> Click here to download audio file. <BR> <BR> Click here for a transcript of the video presentation. <BR> <BR> Click here for the printable study guide. <BR> <BR> Not Registered for the Pray More Retreat? Click here to Regi... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:36:42 EST 03/24/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577674 Gee another Sunday. Another gray ugly day. At least is warmed up to 65 degrees but then the thunderstorms rolled in. Realized today, that I only have 4 more weeks to help prepare the kids for their 1st Communion. They are getting there, but I hope that I am getting them ready right. They are... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:34:19 EST Day 92 - eat to live versus live to eat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577673 I am still limiting my dietary choices to very few items. I literally have had 3-4 eggs, usually soft boiled, for breakfast every day for the last 90 days. Every day working from the office, about 40 days, I had 3 soft boiled eggs for lunch with pork rinds. Alternative lunches would be cottage ch... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:32:08 EST Breaking Up Is Hard To Do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577672 So I did it today. I broke up with my old gym today. My membership has been officially cancelled. It was hard and I did cry. This gym introduced me to CrossFit. Supported me when I competed and was there for me. I just wish I could still get myself there. But I can't, because I haven't been makin... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:31:58 EST Stress and weight loss or gain-- my experience http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577670 I can look back to early family photo albums to see evidence that as early as 8 years old (when my father unexpectedly died), my level of stress contributed to my most dramatic weight gains. At that tenderest age, the only way I knew to deal with stress was to comfort myself with good-tasting foo... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:24:09 EST niece weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577668 today was my the bingo that my aunts team was in charge of. the weather has been so bad in february so many of them were canceled. so i took my nicece, my mom brought grandma, so my 10 year old niece got wxtra spoiled as my other aunts were giving her tons of attention. she loved it. it was nicer... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:19:27 EST Sunday’s Words to Ponder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577667 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5f96c867-21aa-4eec-bd73-b3868893dc46.jpeg"> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:15:27 EST 5 MILES, BABY! 5 MILES! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577666 I met my goal of walking 5 miles in an hour today. That last mile was a tough one. My body was lagging, but I made it keep moving. I hope it doesn't trigger a fibro flare-up, but if it does, it was worth it! Some days I can't even do a mile, but I won't stop pushing forward. I want healthy more t... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:13:20 EST Goals for Next week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577665 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9c57218f-be0c-4fea-9378-cc2f711d71e7.jpg"> <BR> New weekly goals 1. Journal everyday 2. Gym 3 days, cardio 3 days 3. Find my inner Witch Focus more on me all about me 2019! Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:13:17 EST Take a Walk in the Park Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577664 This is our assignment for the Aspire and Inspire sparkteam: March 30 is Take a Walk in the Park Day. Go take a walk in a local park and share some photos. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c66cccb4-b447-4183-942b-1f080423f0fa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I went to Town ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:12:22 EST The Soap Bubbles are in full force! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577662 So I am going to Atlanta GA May 24th to meet Nancy Lee Grahn who plays Alexis on General Hospital currently and played way back in the day Julia on Santa Barbara! I am so excited. I never do anything. I've always wanted to meet Nancy! <BR> <BR> I am going with my friend, Tracy, who I just met... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:07:28 EST I can’t be revealed til you take a leap of faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577661 I fell away from even trying to live a healthful lifestyle for a couple months there, and boy, am I feeling it this weekend! I can really see the weight gain around my face and a lot of my clothing has gotten uncomfortably tight. But I can turn this around. Step 1 is returning to tracking my eat... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:07:22 EST Sunday night March 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577660 Wishing everyone a good week...starting to love weight training..who would have known! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79e80789-eb94-4484-b5ee-48bcbd698482.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Keep bouncing!!! Sun, 24 Mar 2019 21:02:03 EST Day of Rest ---well kind of http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577659 After yesterdays birthday celebrations I was going to have a rest day. <BR> Our company left around 11:30 . My GS and GD run to my room and want to go to the store,, oh my. <BR> Markus got money for his birthday so wanted to get a nintendo Vshop card... to use on his switch game .. so off we we... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 20:58:47 EST Health Worries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577658 I was so glad to be able to go to church today. I even managed to get the courage to step out of my comfort zone and ask another lady if she would like to get together sometime - after Spring Break, because I would like to get to know her better. <BR> <BR> After Communion, I sat instead of stan... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 20:58:03 EST Day 83: Shrimp Coconut (recipe) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577657 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d4d24cef-23b1-419d-9140-d447931ca547.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like." (Lao Tzu)... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 20:56:40 EST Easy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577656 Easy day today Sun, 24 Mar 2019 20:55:24 EST March 24, 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577655 Happy Sunday! <BR> <BR> It's been another up and down day. I was dragging this morning when I headed to church. I made it through fine and the boys rode home with Mike, so I had a little peace on the drive home. Then another blow-up happened when I walked in the door. Jacob had immediately gotte... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 20:51:50 EST Being a blubber ball makes u feel older http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577654 I am so bone tired, i feel older then 60. I close my eyes & ask god, " please as i try 2 take this blubber off, let me feel a lil stronger, a lot better; & look at my reflection & say 2 me, we're doing it." Sun, 24 Mar 2019 20:38:17 EST Not good week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577653 My eating has been out of control this week for some reason and I gained. Time to change and get back on track Sun, 24 Mar 2019 20:36:04 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577652 Silver lining to running a temperature is losing my appetite. Hope I'm better soon I want to stretch my legs and have a walk. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 20:29:08 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577651 Today was challenging, but I stuck to my food goals and had another pretty good day of Keto. I made salmon cakes and cucumber salad for lunch, and will have that for lunch tomorrow as well. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 20:22:17 EST Look for the ones who stay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577650 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31389f0b-df39-4d59-8662-0b2d236b1e97.png"> <BR> <BR> There are so many ways to show up for love, there are so many ways to stay present for a beloved, there are so many ways to walk each other home. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 20:20:35 EST Rewards http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577648 REWARDS <BR> <BR> I have always struggled with a reward system in meeting goals. I feel giving myself rewards is silly and meaningless. In reality, in order for me to give myself an award means that I have been depriving myself of the thing I desire. <BR> <BR> I just can’t wrap my head around... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 20:05:01 EST Good food choices today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577647 I made good choices all day, but by far supper was good for a fast one. We made homemade pizza using Green Giant cauliflower pizza crust. We topped it with red, yellow,orange & green peppers. Mushrooms, tomatoes, red onion & cheese. It was so good, definitely making it again. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 20:01:48 EST Day 3 of 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577646 Had a busy morning and took a road trip mid-day. Ate a salad for lunch. Went to Krogers to pick up a few things. Got 5 tubs of hummus. When I got home sit down and ate 10 servings of hummus with tortilla chips. Sometimes I wonder if it's not a lack of sleep making me overeat to have energy to ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 19:48:10 EST Day 2 of low carb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577645 I woke up early today, and had 4 eggs scrambled in 1/4 stick unsalted ( NS ) butter, I weighed in at 298.2, which is 1.2 lbs. lighter than yesterday at noon. My blood glucose ( BG ) was still high, but down 50 pts.. to 243 mg/dl. I ate less than 20 g of carbs Saturday though.. so it has to be res... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 19:40:58 EST Keto, Keto everywhere but not the same for everyone... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577644 AND not FOR everyone, but if it is... <BR> <BR> Your Keto is Your Keto; practice it as you will so long as you do it healthfully, but please be aware that not doing so can be detrimental. <BR> <BR> Know that despite what you've heard, Keto ISN'T all about bacon and butter and cheese! Researc... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 19:32:56 EST 2019 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577642 Rain early, wind all day and cool. Tgym abs, exbike x 30 and lots of yard work. Perfect nutritional portions today. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 19:29:42 EST Home office work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577641 I worked part of the day in My home office. I still have a lot of to do!! I hope You had a good day, We had storms last night. No rain today!! Luv U Guys!! ((HUGS)) Sun, 24 Mar 2019 19:28:57 EST Day 70 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577640 Holy cow this is the longest I've been on spark in a long time. Plan to keep it up of course. It was a really nice day today and I got to have breakfast with my parents and I did take an hour and a half walk around the neighborhood to enjoy the beautiful weather. Here's hoping the changes I ma... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 19:28:41 EST It IS Possible http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577639 What is possible you ask? <BR> <BR> It is possible to take a long road trip and find healthy (or healthier) things to eat even at fast food places. On Feb 17 we drove to FL with our dog. The good news with a dog is that you have to stop and walk him so we were getting in plenty of exercise eve... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 19:26:41 EST .. Day 83/365 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577638 <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ac8de4e3-7a7a-4595-9f0a-3d54e746ffe9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sitting in the dark .. watching a candle slowly burn down. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 19:06:11 EST Trying to stay focused http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577637 At a stand still,only lost 1 lb in 2 weeks & stuck to my diet faithfully. Moving forward 7 not giving up. been doing yard work a lot during week to stay outdoors & busy. <em>67</em> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:56:14 EST Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577636 And its lovely. Actually got some outdoor walking in yesterday. Took a turn around the block with my trusty inhaler in my pocket but didn't need it. Wasn't easy finding a somewhat hill less route from my house but did it. <BR> Just a bit of an incline to start then the rest was (somewhat)smooth s... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:47:54 EST Bad day yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577635 I totally screwed up yesterday. Was having a bad day and ate my feelings in the form of 4 of my favorite donuts. Stayed within my calorie range but it was all junk food Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:45:24 EST Timescale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577634 When I sent the application for my replacement driving licence for the second time, I sent everything recorded delivery, plus enclosed a pre paid recorded delivery envelope for them to return my supporting documents. A few days ago I received said envelope with my documents so at least I know th... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:44:27 EST Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577633 Oh I have cranky muscles today. I know its just temporary though and soon it will be a lot easier after exercising. I can hardly wait for tonight's Epsom salt bath! Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:31:43 EST Spring is here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577632 Spring is finally here , hope it stays , back to nice walks with hubby , and the dogs sometimes too Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:18:10 EST First 5k for the year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577631 I didn’t get to see the time clock when I crossed the line to start but my finishing the line time was 46.57. First are the runners, then walk/run, then us walkers so we don’t get to start exactly at the start. Perfect day and seemed good to be out and doing. My hubby was 44:23 and my daughter ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:12:03 EST 3/24/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577630 Almost all green today just will miss floors and might miss active minutes but will achieve my steps per hour goal and have over 13K steps for today. Plan for tomorrow is Legs Circuit and 20 min treadmill walk. Rest of the week's plan still in place pre-track Tuesday's workout then get it in on W... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:11:15 EST Medic Alert Bracelet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577629 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f34514ac-9c94-4580-b733-f8d8bee4507b.jpg"> <BR> Say no more... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:11:04 EST My life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577628 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e50ecac4-854f-43e4-9a40-d1fb20207ee0.jpg"> Cardio and weights workouts done Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:09:44 EST Day 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577627 Giving up caffeine is so uncomfortable. Been using diet pepsi to counter withdrawals at 1 cup per day. It helps. I hate the taste of Diet Pepsi, so that will be gone as soon as I get through the physical withdrawals. Started metformin Thursday. My stomach seems upset a lot. Hoping that gets bet... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 18:01:32 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577626 80 Minutes treadmill, 30 minute dog walk and 2 hrs. yardwork and found a swimsuit at Target today! It has been a productive day. Hope you had a good one! Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:41:10 EST 182.4 and it’s my birthday and 2 workouts to post http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577625 Yesterday work out was 40 min treadmill and 20 min strength Today workout 26 min run and 16 min core Today is my 47th birthday Still Diet Coke free since March 5 Ate at home with family steamed some lobster 🦞 tails and grilled steak. Nice to have family time Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:39:06 EST 462 days to goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577624 Ran my first race of 2019 yesterday! It was the Phillies Charities 5K, and this was my third year running it. As always, the event went very well. I love the course that goes through the Navy Yard in Philly, and there’s always a lot of people running so I feel less self-conscious. My time was 00... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:34:06 EST If it wasn't for bad luck.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577623 After being careful all week about how I ate with the temporary bridge in, it came out last night. Now I am afraid to eat anything... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:32:53 EST Are you a fan of marathons and fitness ? Try virtual events at Medal Mad. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577621 Join us at www.Medalmad.com , I hope you have great fun too . <link>www.Medalmad.com </link> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:23:03 EST Rededicated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577620 I avoided the scale for the last week or so. I used my birthday and St. Patrick's Day and other food events as an excuse for not being disciplined. I was not surprised to see that I gained over 7 pounds in just under 3 weeks. Bleh... <BR> <BR> I decided to snap that streak today. I had my BF... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:21:54 EST Have I become my grandmother? Not a bad thing to be. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577619 As a child I dreaded and wished for the 6 week visit from my maternal grandmother. <BR> She baked and passed that gene on to me. <BR> Loved to eat. Ditto. <BR> She made custom Barbie clothes. I had the best dressed doll, with hats. <BR> Played a mean game of Pokeno and didn't let us win without ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:16:14 EST Is anyone registered to compete in the National Senior Games in Albuquerque, N.M. 2019? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577618 Every two years, the National Senior Games [nsga.com] attracts about 14,000 senior athletes in 25 sports. Are any of my fellow Spark People going to compete this year in Albuquerque? My wife and I are looking to compete in our 5th biennial gathering. We will be competing in table tennis. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 17:00:40 EST Spring has finally come. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577617 Yesterday was warm and sunny. Today is slightly warmer but not sunny. Today was the first day in months that I did not wear my winter coat. Did wear the fleece jacket that I usually have on inside my house during the winter. It felt fantastic to not have on the heavy coat. I am so tired of w... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:54:56 EST Point Of View http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577616 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5a149d4-dbe5-4c07-86ca-ecbf9ab445a0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I started my day with reading my comments and blog for yesterday. With my frame of mind yesterday finally gone I begin a new week filled with hope and motivation to win the week. My sister... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:50:37 EST Sunday March 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577614 Ok..I am sick..really sick..but I have to say it anyhow...only 9 months till Christmas Eve!! <BR> <em>445</em> <BR> I am starting on gifts..planning baked goodies and hoping to find new decorations at garage and estate sales thru the year! It is only my favorite day of all the days..although ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:42:05 EST 03-24-2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577612 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/47ecc367-cef0-4390-95cc-c3c5a4cbe5dd.jpg"> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:37:38 EST Me & Harry McGee - Our Adventure Today to the New Vet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577611 Everything went beyond my wildest dreams. This new vet is nearby, kind and caring, prompt, inexpensive, and doesn't upsell. They sprayed the pheromone into his carrier and he didn't even cry all the way home. His eye is a simple solution of antibiotic ointment. He's been so happy to be home a... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:33:24 EST just sayin’ … Oh, why bother http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577610 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1c84c54e-31e0-461c-8a6d-5c4c2b93727b.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/339a27f8-353f-4f40-8962-1cdd95ca10c7.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have lost my umph, my reason for doing the healthy journey, my focus … my mind. <BR> <BR> I heard f... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:27:35 EST It's getting closer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577609 Yes my dear SP friends, I finally have an appointment for my pre-op assessment before my gallbladder removal operation! <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> The appointment is on the 11th April, so under 3 weeks. I am expecting that the operation will be 6-8 weeks after that, but it's somethin... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 16:04:22 EST I really want to be heart healthy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577608 This was a new years plan. I am thankful for my little space. I made room for running shoes in the extra closet and a place for my secret rack. The secret , alcohol free is for me. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f01808f4-c80a-48da-8bb3-197381129e18.jpg"> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:59:45 EST So you want the benefits of wine , try it Free . Can you tell ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577607 Yes , I am thankful for alcohol free wine . Toast for my heart ! Cheers ! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e4b63462-a884-4000-b5f0-01d6b8b74db5.jpg"> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:56:24 EST Care for dessert ? Try this I stead of ice cream . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577606 Will anyone notice ? See for yourself. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2973a4ac-6d2a-4a67-9482-f07069833854.jpg"> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:52:09 EST Health articles , don't throw them away ! Try this instead of fries sometimes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577605 I finally have time to go through my healthful magazines. I had some fun. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/252b0b95-7091-431e-bfbb-3c3b0b1b99af.jpg"> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:50:05 EST embarrassing fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577604 I’ve been struggling with body image. Yesterday, I didn’t know what to wear for a fun day trip with my hubby, but decided on something cute instead of comfortable. Somehow, I tripped walking down the sidewalk on our way to the market. I twisted my right ankle, fell to my left knee and scrappe... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:47:40 EST The Highlight Of My Day #23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577602 The weather is glorious outside today. It is 81 degrees with low humidity. The highlight of my day, is being able to sit outside and enjoy the beautiful sunshine and cool breeze! It lifts the soul and makes me feel peaceful. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:32:50 EST Inside http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577600 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8b02c999-4d90-4a58-8580-04d18710ed96.jpg"> <BR> I'm feeling it! Sun, 24 Mar 2019 15:21:53 EST Inspired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577599 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d3192e46-8d57-4835-aded-643e61407803.jpg"> <BR> I am inspired by the person who I inspired! I love it! She lost a lot of weight and she thanks ME for it due to never giving up! I've struggled with weight loss but I've never quit! Time to kick this... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:57:38 EST Challenges, challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577598 Struggling in week 3 of the BL Spring Challenge. Toying with the same 1#, not consistently tracking, and just in general not doing what I know I need to do. Spending some time today journaling to re-focus on why I'm here (on SP - in the challenges) if I'm not going to actually do the work. It's... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:53:35 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577597 It’s a beautiful Dpring day in the mid-Atlantic. Hoping for a better week. Blessings Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:51:21 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577596 It’s a beautiful Dpring day in the mid-Atlantic. Hoping for a better week. Blessings Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:50:52 EST Day 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577595 So this week was pretty stressful but Friday gave us a not so pleasant surprise regarding my husband's workplace and situation. Everything will work out; we were expecting some changes but not the cuts completely. Yesterday was not the easiest for my husband but he tried. However, there was some... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:47:05 EST To Understand Someone, You Must Be Willing to Listen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577593 Where do you truly come from? What is your story? This is just the beginning of my roots. <BR> <BR> Ah. Day 10 has already arrived. It did not come without moments of weakness. Between eating at Arby’s and Subway, though I did attempt to try to eat healthier meals, I still lost 6 pounds since M... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:42:20 EST question 6 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577592 The siding job is going ok but slow. I was lead to expect it done in 2 or at most 3 days but they are not finished yet and it seems they take Sunday off. At least since they did not come today, I was able to go to the gym pool and get some exercise. I really struggle to try and exercise and th... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:41:43 EST Weekly Goals - Lifestyle Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577591 <em>524</em> Happy Sunday! So, who said this lifestyle change was going to be easy? Last week I was tested with some form of stress each day. If it wasn't my workload at work, it was the school calling me about my oldest son. Some days I handled it with ease and other days I fell short and cave... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:33:04 EST 6 Deadly Poisons That Could Kill Your Dog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577590 <link>www.petplace.com/article/dogs/pet-he<BR>alth/6-deadly-poisons-that-could-kill-<BR>your-dog/#utm_source=newsletter&utm_me<BR>dium=email&utm_campaign=dog </link> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:30:44 EST Missing the Hill Tribe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577589 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee6cbeb2-7d74-44e3-9262-cac5e9c2efe2.jpg"> <BR> This woman was serenading us. The night before I laid on my mat, listening to her play this "gourd thing", falling asleep to it's sweet Melody. Her sweetness had such an impact on me. We are the sa... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:28:12 EST March 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577588 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/889de683-9d05-4fbd-8178-3236809f485c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Love lazy Sunday mornings, the sun is shining and a beautiful healthy English breakfast to get us going. <BR> Bacon (all fat removed of course) 1/2 a beef tomato, baked beans, plain scrambled ch... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:21:14 EST Completely. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577587 You know those conversations where you light up from the beginning. Where you feel like you’ve met a new friend and you could talk for hours. <BR> <BR> I was lucky enough to have one of those conversations yesterday at a birthday celebration for one of my girlfriends. <BR> <BR> I was immediate... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 14:06:56 EST Saturday Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577585 I've been walking more to work on Achilles and get some extra burn. Swimming muscles need a break Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:53:04 EST What do you think of when you think of Spring? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577584 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/56128446-cf6c-4355-a4aa-c37ec72a75c5.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c1a11884-929d-443d-8d49-e26963cfa443.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2c8710e4-66b0-4c0e-810b-b006c7764deb.jpg"> <img src="http://photos... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:42:03 EST Words of Wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577583 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/02de370b-ef6e-436e-9867-a0e4ef5af13d.jpg"> <BR> “Whenever you find yourself doubting how far you can go; just remember how far you have come. Remember everything you have faced, all the battles you have won, and all the fears you have overcome. The... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:27:02 EST Cold Weather Fishermen - 3-24-19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577582 Shannon Lukens noticed that the cold weather and snow certainly hasn't stopped the fishermen standing in the Yampa River! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5d3d56d0-c2c0-48c8-a910-485fa3d15c77.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You may not be able to tell from the photo, but there are act... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:27:00 EST On Binge Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577581 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d27fd4e-526d-4cce-b171-ca8a510c35f3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Real talk. Binge eating. I have blogged on this topic before over the years. (And deleted). Will probably delete this too. Haha. <BR> I shared with my Sparkteam yesterday about an epic binge I ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:13:15 EST Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577580 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c9a404d0-7d08-4d4e-a815-7190e698367a.jpg"> <BR> Celebrated husband birthday, my willpower was so strong and I didn't have any cake. Our grandson sure wanted some cake. He was so cute singing happy birthday to papaw. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:07:41 EST Slow day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577579 Everything is done eating leftovers today. Steps are done. Just going to work on some organizing Sun, 24 Mar 2019 13:00:23 EST A Beautiful Sunday, with an Unexpected Treat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577578 This morning I sent my partner off to church alone, which will give me 3 1/2 hours all to myself (a great luxury to a retired couple who live far from anything) <BR> <BR> I went out to chop wood and I heard the coyotes calling. It is rare to hear them during the day. <BR> <BR> I sat and enjoye... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 12:53:36 EST Rough morning, let's see if this afternoon goes better.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577577 OK, i'm noticing a pattern, after a bad morning... there's definitely some emotional eating going on. (And I hit the walking trail, pushed the pace, went farther than I usually go...and burned off about 3/4 of the extra stuff I ate. Not bad but it still puts me behind for the day.) <BR> <BR> So... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 12:50:42 EST Managed the Restaurant Minefield and Waking to Live Another Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577576 Dining out has become particularly challenging for me given the various food allergies, sensitivities, and intolerances in need of management. <BR> <BR> Hubby and I met a friend for dinner last night. We returned to a jaunt that left me with numbness, tingling, swelling, hoarseness … indication... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 12:45:40 EST Magnify the LORD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577575 "Praise the LORD, O Jerusalem; praise thy God, O Zion. For he has strengthened the bars of thy gates; he hath blessed thy children within thee. He maketh peace in thy borders, and filleth thee with the finest wheat. He sendeth forth his commandment upon the earth: his word [revelation] runneth ve... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 12:43:56 EST Updates for March 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577574 A few things... <BR> <BR> First, a non-scale victory. I gave my daughter a big bear hug the other night, she told me she could feel the difference, she kept putting her arms around me and was in disbelief, she was very happy for me and told me to keep it up. <BR> <BR> Second, the MCT oil thi... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 12:33:44 EST Ready, set, GO GET IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577571 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/26e2e456-8638-447d-b875-9f7b25d1b448.jpg"> <BR> Well I'm doing good still. I've been exercising more and trying to incorporate strength training into my routine but it's been difficult. The time change didn't help lol! But this week I'm fired up fo... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 12:21:57 EST Highlight for 3/23/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577570 Last night was fun! Four of our local arts organizations came together for one huge fundraiser! It had a "Rat Pack" Vegas theme and many of the costumes were quite well thought out. Decorations were fabulous and I didn't overeat!! <BR> <BR> Check out my friend's peacock costume that she made her... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 12:17:57 EST The little things that inspire... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577569 A couple of Fridays ago, I noticed that I could see stretch marks on my stomach. When I looked closer, I noticed that I could see abdominal definition. I told a couple worker how I realized that I might have lose some weight. <BR> <BR> Feeling a little foolish, I decided to step on the scale... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 12:07:00 EST Daily Highlight 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577567 I've decided to continue with focusing not eating after dinner. I do have a planned evening snack as I have some meds to take with food. <BR> What I have been doing once I notice my "Need to Gnaw" (which usually occurs not to long after a meal) <BR> 1. Take a breath. <BR> 2. Ask: Am I hungry? ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:59:32 EST contentment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577566 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c92289f2-644d-4053-b1cb-3cf65686d4bb.jpg"> <BR> I secretly wish all my days would be, could be content. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:55:56 EST 03/24/19 Don't Quit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577565 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/75b9853c-eb70-4f56-ae39-2a9d2f1738c3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Push yourself to the limit. Don't quit." <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3ad62dea-d6d8-4e71-bb50-858cb0647428.gif"> <BR> <BR> "Bart Simpson reaches puberty" ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:41:07 EST Take care of yourself. Make time for your beauty . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577564 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3a28a83a-8f94-4d62-b8a0-2336badfa622.jpg"> Finding sunscreen , moisturizer and repellents are a great start. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:40:24 EST High hopes for my old age ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577563 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/12bf0e47-54b5-4461-84c1-6893b8e34a72.jpg"> What if there's a whole world waiting and through sad eyes you can't see it ? Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:38:31 EST LLC 3/24/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577562 Diligence and consistency are paying off! Tracking every bit of food, tracking all movement, and adjusting my goals have given back just as much as I have put in. Finding new foods, lower in carbs and really thinking about the meals I'm preparing for myself. I am happy to say I am down ANOTHER... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:37:19 EST Don't Eva Quit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577561 Update to a 10 year journey here at Spark. I've been blessed to stay pretty healthy albeit I probably stressed my heart walking and jogging so hard. I'm a physical man and work most days so activity isn't an issue. Overdoing it, is. <BR> <BR> Today was a great day weighing in at 289 a weight I h... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:34:34 EST Today's motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577560 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a3259d05-e01a-4326-95cc-4e876a717167.jpg"> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:33:38 EST New week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577559 New week on Golo....need to pre-work my meals. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:27:40 EST Lazy Sunday, not by choice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577558 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f99c6c41-5f00-46af-9f5b-7c1515a63aeb.png"> Hope you are enjoying your Sunday,. I way over did yesterday, and my poor back is paying the price. Even the outside furbabies were upset with how slow I did chores this morning. But there was no rush... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:22:50 EST Sunday March 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577557 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f8252d46-8436-4b78-b7a4-84a7d5036bb9.jpeg"> <BR> Hard to believe we are halfway through lent. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/beb2c0bd-a45a-4750-9e37-e01644c83a05.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:22:07 EST Happy Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577556 This is a day the Lord has made. Let us rejoice and be glad in it! Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:21:57 EST Day Of Rest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577555 Taken a break today, ZzZz.... be back Tomorrow! Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:21:37 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577554 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3a8ddc10-b6da-4060-966e-e91354c3f4da.jpg"> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:19:50 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 24: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577553 Daily Inspiration <BR> Things are not always what they seem, so take time to think before you react. Lord, grant me patience and resolve when I have the urge to assume the worst or jump to false conclusions. <BR> <BR> A Time to Think Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving.... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:15:25 EST Difficult Times http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577552 I have not had an easy life, but I have always had hope. Right now that seems to be slipping from me. My 42 year old son has severe psoriasis and rheumatoid arthritis. He has had 2 hip replacements in NH where he had Medicaid. Because he was depressed and can hardly walk he had to move to TN to l... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:09:45 EST Sleep Hours Snapped Back Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577551 What did I do to achieve this? <BR> <BR> I increased the vitamin C intake. <BR> <BR> Will check in with the nutritionist tomorrow to let her know how it is going and what I've done. <BR> <BR> During the step down process following the actual flush, a subtle, but perceptible, dip in energy was ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 11:01:33 EST Stepped it up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577550 So today I jogged thru my intervals. Did my circuit training and did 100 steps on the stepper. Not to shabby for a fat lady that hated the gym just two months ago Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:58:45 EST A new week a new walking goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577549 I made my step goal this week!!! I didn't quite get my stairs but I'm happy with getting my steps in. <BR> <BR> All readings will be courtesy of my Charge 2 <BR> <BR> 03/17: 5786/11 <BR> 03/18: 8641/17 <BR> 03/19: 9752/4 <BR> 03/20: 8418/7 <BR> 03/21: 5650/5 <BR> 03/22: 10176/4 <BR> 03/23: 74... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:57:55 EST 213.6 been away in Texas on vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577548 walked everyday but not with determination to get steps enjoyed local food, and beers with wife. back to the normal with new vigor! Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:54:20 EST Spark again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577547 Starting again. Met Spark people about ten years ago. Lots of things happened in life and lost contact. So glad to be here. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:54:01 EST Thank you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577546 I just want to thank everyone for your encouragement. That's one of the best parts of this site. When you feel like you can't take another step, there's always someone there to support you and understand and encourage you. I truly appreciate that. <BR> <BR> I'm going to have a quiet Sunday, I ho... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:53:36 EST Productive morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577545 I took yesterday afternoon off. My daughter and I went to see the touring production of Dear Evan Hansen in Charlotte. By the time we met for brunch, saw the show, and then I traveled back home, I had been gone for over 8 hours. But, I really needed that time just to have fun. <BR> <BR> Today, ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:51:07 EST 2019 BLESSED SUNDAY ME AND HUBBY STILL HERE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577543 hey sparkers hope all are doing ok me and hubby still here so much sickness around us with family and friends we so blessed to still be up and going my friend they drained a freezer bag full of fluid from around her lungs and heart my sister got blood clot in her leg they going in her leg march 2... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:45:00 EST Day 12: Offer a hug to someone you’re grateful for. Make it a genuine two-armer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577542 A no-brainer for me. <BR> <em>247</em> to DH physically and to my <em>223</em> s <em>220</em> <em>247</em> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:38:09 EST Sun - All Those Dreams...Go for them! 03/24/2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577541 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c33f021b-68d0-45e7-9644-ddd4c9153802.jpg"> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:36:55 EST Beautiful Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577540 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8e46c9cb-c261-4823-86b3-cae53910da6e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> HAVE A HEALTHY WEEK TOO.. <BR> <BR> Find a plan that works for you...something you can live with .... <BR> <BR> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:34:17 EST Sunday Brilliant Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577538 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5d14386-cf47-4801-ab44-7faf48c7266a.jpg"> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:32:01 EST SPEAKING OF DUSTING YOURSELF OFF. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577537 Ok here goes. I have been on another plan since Jan. 2018. It took awhile but I lost 16 pounds and was very proud of myself. I had just a couple pounds to go and I started getting comments like you look so skinny. Why would you want to look like ? I was nowhere near too thin as I was right in the... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:29:51 EST Sunday morning sunshine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577536 I was up early as I am now suffering the effects of the beginning of my first cold of the year. Justin time before my eye surgery that is scheduled for tomorrow morning. Hopefully it will not cause any delays in the operation. MY wife is feeling better. My granddaughter is the sickest of all ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:29:22 EST My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 233 out of 365 days...Sidewalk Poet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577535 Happy Spring! <BR> <BR> #4 Spring idea to rejuvenate your soul is: Sidewalk Poet: On a sunny day, write poems on your sidewalk with chalk to delight your guests. <BR> <BR> If your a mother you know 6 weeks after you give birth you have a check up. Well, when my son was born and we were released... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:21:42 EST Dust yourself off and try again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577534 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9ce400a7-9b09-47be-895d-9990d8fda38a.png"> <BR> <BR> I was pretty excited on Thursday that I had finally reached a 14 day streak of meeting my step goal of 7500 steps! Woo hoo! This was going to be my big start of a long streak of goal days achiev... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:12:58 EST Whole30, Day 28: Cheated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577533 Had a good friend who's going through a tough time over for dinner yesterday. I roasted a chicken and made asparagus orzo and a big salad--a relatively healthy meal if eaten in moderation...which I did! <BR> <BR> <em>53</em> <em>551</em> <BR> <BR> But I also had a slim slice of cherry pi... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:08:40 EST How To Find that MOJO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577532 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3efb8153-21ce-4e9f-aeeb-e166ea9e3976.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I don't wait for MOJO to show up before I do so many daily activities: brush my teeth, get dressed, feed the animals, etc. Why do I wait for its company before I exercise? <BR> <BR> Just ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 10:05:31 EST On the lighter side http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577530 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/020784c4-b532-42ef-b4fd-a458038ccf2c.jpg"> <BR> <em>224</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <em>386</em> sPARKERS Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:58:41 EST Happy Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577529 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cd5706d4-0e31-47f3-8e7b-5265e9ca481a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sunday clears away the rust of the whole week. <BR> <BR> Give yourself a break on a Sunday – make a concerted effort to do something fun. Watch your favorite movie, cook your favorite dish, or ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:57:02 EST I'm Back, I Think... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577528 Hello SparkPeople Friends, <BR> <BR> I apologize for being so quiet the past 3 months; I've been dealing with a family crisis, some health complications of my own, and an 8-yr old child who is suffering from yet-to-be-diagnosed health issues. I don't have healthy coping skills, so my Binge Eatin... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:56:49 EST Looking back my weight has never been stable http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577527 Looking back my weight has never been stable... <BR> <BR> I remember as a child my Mom taking to me the Doctor and the Doctor telling her I needed to lose weight. Nothing was ever done about it, i was able to drink soda at a young age and my Grandma always piled the food in me. My dad never rea... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:56:30 EST It's the inside that counts---- I guess! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577526 "The People are here"--- <BR> And it's cold-with snow in the air- <BR> ALL the Grandchildren will be out soon- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d20b8b4b-28bf-4053-b8c0-940099959b8e.JPG"> <BR> Having our daughter with her 2 children is so much fun--lotza action--lotza chaos... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:40:38 EST Brother-in-law's mediation results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577525 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8e2bbd6b-8d82-4ed1-a14d-76185a6c628b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. First I wanted to say a big thank you to everyone who has 'held me up' and 'had my back' during this long, trying time. One week before Bobby's one year death anniversar... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:39:45 EST MY SCALE DOESN'T HAVE NUMBERS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577524 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c74bb24a-c14d-445b-92b8-9b2d10b73c67.jpg"> <BR> I have written that I'm not going near the scale. This is a mental game I play and either I take control or I go down the path I've fallen off of so many times in the past. It's a beautiful Sunday mor... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:34:55 EST My baby is 12!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577523 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b671c2f7-abcd-40c7-96fb-7a50ee654548.jpg"> Yesterday my honey turned 12-years-old!!! My how time flies!! She made my life so much richer and more enjoyable 12-years-ago. Love you miss lady!!♥️😍🥰😘 Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:31:42 EST Procrastination Does Not Serve Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577522 Over the years I have done the scale yo-yo. After a week of all-out cardio workouts and restricting foods, if I saw I only lost a pound or GASP, gained a pound, I felt defeated and gave up. <BR> <BR> Twice when I lost over 20 pounds and received a compliment in front of other people, I felt stu... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:24:14 EST Sunday Funny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577521 Joe asked God, "How much is a penny worth in heaven?" <BR> <BR> God replied, "$1 million." <BR> <BR> Joe asked, "How long is a minute in heaven?" <BR> <BR> God said, "One million years." <BR> <BR> Joe asked God for a penny. <BR> <BR> God said, "Sure, in a minute." Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:23:36 EST Spring break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577520 Time to recharge and get on track Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:22:10 EST Not Always Easy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577519 Some of our goals and dreams come to fruition so easily that it is as if an unseen hand has done much of the work for us. When this happens, we say it must have been meant to be. On the other hand, when dreams and goals require a tremendous amount of effort, we may interpret this to mean that our... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:21:54 EST I could do more http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577518 I am convinced that I could be doing more each day <BR> but realize that rest and recovery is by far better than <BR> pushing it and having something serious happen. I do <BR> not need any more falls to convince me of that. I am <BR> content to reach 5000 steps any day, whether it is a <BR> day I... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:20:02 EST Fingers crossed... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577517 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/131bf4d7-2636-44f2-aa18-91247e82d5ab.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I uncovered my emerging daffodils from six inches of mulch. <BR> <BR> Their leaves are yellow but the sun will soon turn them green. <BR> <BR> Got fingers crossed that we don't get ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:13:38 EST Fun week ahead http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577516 Still coughing, though not as badly...three months now. <BR> My dear man (a long time, now, ex-smoker) is much worse. <BR> The new regime is not helping but he saw the same ENT as me and the doc is convinced it is GERD and it may take months to clear up. He recommends alkaline water...had to goog... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:13:29 EST I want what she has http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577515 This liturgical year in the the Catholic faith has been deemed the Year of Awakening in preparation for a consecration to our Lady of Guadalupe. We need a renewal, and the hope is to light a fire in the heart of our world. Yesterday morning I attended a seminar for Youth Ministers about this topi... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:08:20 EST I want what she has http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577514 This liturgical year in the the Catholic faith has been deemed the Year of Awakening in preparation for a consecration to our Lady of Guadalupe. We need a renewal, and the hope is to light a fire in the heart of our world. Yesterday morning I attended a seminar for Youth Ministers about this topi... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:08:20 EST Shaken, Not Stirred http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577513 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/34d668be-a1ab-4679-8488-478eee4a5e4f.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> National Cocktail Day <BR> National Cocktail Day celebrates all types of cocktails, and also encourages people to create their own cocktails. It was created by Jace Shoemaker-Galloway. Coc... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:02:17 EST Sensational Sunday !!!! Saturday is going to be hard to beat !!! but I'll try !!! try hard !!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577512 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8056b53a-8f94-4279-8a01-d94ef9f0d3d9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! <BR> <BR> You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 09:01:52 EST Sunday March 24th, 2019.....update from yesterday...helping flood victims http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577510 Good morning! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e2f49347-3d5a-4a46-8dc3-3389e69330e0.png"> <BR> <BR> Update from yesterday....it was amazing! There were two adults (myself and a younger guy that had graduated 3-4 years ago from HS) and 8 HS girls...and boy did the gi... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 08:52:22 EST Planning for Happiness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577509 <link>nationalpost.com/entertainment/the-h<BR>appiness-movement-how-cities-around-th<BR>e-world-are-pursuing-joy-by-fostering-<BR>social-change </link> <BR> <BR> People living in well-planned cities are happier. <BR> <BR> When urban planners work with happiness psychologists and listen to ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 08:45:20 EST Happy Sunday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577508 Have a great day everyone. <BR> <em>386</em> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 08:45:03 EST 2/24/19 Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem. John Galsworthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577506 Idealism increases in direct proportion to one's distance from the problem. John Galsworthy <BR> <BR> Quote of the Day <BR> There is nothing like a dream to create the future. <BR> Victor Hugo <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> You reclaim your power by loving what you were once taught to hat... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 08:34:44 EST Good morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577505 Have a wonderful Sunday. Waiting on the sun to rise & shine! Sun, 24 Mar 2019 08:33:01 EST Yard Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577504 I can see weeds out my kitchen window and Althea Bushes growing where they shouldn't. I was contemplating hiring someone to take care of it. My husband is disabled. He asked me yesterday to go to Back Yard Burgers and get some BBQ and take a drive. I said "Lets go to Lowes and get a wheel barro... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 08:32:02 EST Sunday funday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577503 Supposed to get rain today. God's way of cleaning the earth I suppose. Hope you all have a fantastic day!! Sun, 24 Mar 2019 08:16:21 EST Day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577502 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/28498ae9-6d6b-4b3c-bddc-d3612c502810.png"> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 08:13:36 EST Sunday morning geek-out: Software engineering applies here, too... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577501 So I'm reviewing my notes on Agile development for the software engineering course I teach. And I find some interesting bullet points: <BR> <BR> This is a learning process. You know less about it at the beginning than you will ever know again. You will know more about it next week than you know... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 08:13:11 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577500 We ended up with about 15” of snow before it stopped. I got a one shovel width path to the road from the house and then to the bakery from the road. All cakes are done and waiting for pickup. Today is just cleaning between pickups. Supposed to be 40 so the beautiful snow will melt into a muddy m... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 08:06:56 EST Baseball http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577499 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8accd764-fdf6-4bdf-971c-ee075588ba05.jpg"> Can’t tell in the pic but it was raining pretty hard for two innings yesterday. The won one and lost one. Husband is back there today for 8am game. I stayed home with youngest to do laundry and get ready ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 08:02:28 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577498 Still very sore from the fall the other day. Workout is doubtful. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:53:42 EST 1 pound burger ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577497 Last night my husband and I went to have our 1 pound burgers that I won from our local radio station.. I was quite impressed with my will power,,, no bun, healthy toppings, and a to go container! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1aa2106d-984e-45af-a9ea-e71b90f3259d.jpeg"> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:35:17 EST 23 & 24 Mar 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577496 Yesterday afternoon a friend and I got dressed up a bit and took ourselves out to see a movie and then we stopped at a place called Churros and each had a treat. It was a great way to have 'date' night without an actual date. Loved it! <BR> <BR> Today I took another walk at the beach, but it wa... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:34:46 EST Changes in the Air http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577495 I was chatting with my DD on Facebook last night. She asked me to consider helping her come back. Back, not only to this city, but to my house. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d59f7608-1a0c-4ab5-98e4-5547088c099e.jpg"> <BR> Now, I have been enjoying having the place to mysel... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:34:18 EST Not Feeling It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577494 Ok I'm not feeling like a happy camper these days and I don't know why. I feel like I have to push myself to do everything, eat healthy, staying within my calorie intake, or even exercise, which I love to do. Not sure why. <BR> Ok I tell myself: in about 2 pounds down I'll hit one of my major ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:17:35 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY 3-24-2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577493 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f218e194-64c5-478f-9c73-49bbaba0a3fc.jpg"> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:12:33 EST 24th March http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577492 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/98819d18-896e-48cb-900f-52ed36d9e9af.jpg"> <BR> <link>https://www.actionforhappiness.org/m<BR>edia/767738/march_2019.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> I thought I'd post this one early today - because I'm off to work this afternoon and won't be back until... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:12:08 EST Why is it different this time? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577491 I normally would say I don’t know. It’s not really different. It’s always the same. <BR> <BR> This time is not. This time is different because I am different. Me. That’s the key to the door that always seemed locked to me. I always hit a road block and stumbled. I jumped off the wagon and ran as... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:04:17 EST Fitfy..... A Midlife Story about Starting Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577490 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3d006fac-7641-458c-b2c8-42b7bf464173.jpg"> I turned 50 last week. I turned 50 without attaining last year's "Fit by Fifty" goal. Ugh. My bday was fun, but it also sucked. My amazing boyfriend made it as special as possible...a fun day at our city's... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:04:11 EST Weekly Status and Goals #4 for March http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577489 The Goal for this past week was: <BR> <BR> At the end of this week I want to feel I've done everything I can to get well. My home scale will say I'm AT my WW goal and I want to feel proud of how much art practice I've done. <BR> <BR> Starting with the things I did not do this week (to get that ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 06:36:02 EST I don't eat sugar, white flour and meat - but what DO I eat then to get carbs and protein? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577488 Sugar, white flour, meal and highly processed foods used to be staples in my diet. <BR> After years of search for a healthful and pleasant way of eating, I have replaced them with better versions. <BR> <BR> Ten years ago I would have been horrified by the idea to stop eating sugar, flour and mea... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 06:31:06 EST Thought and Prayer for Sunday, March 24, 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577486 March 24, 2019 HOW TO REST <BR> <BR> Most of don’t rest because we don’t know how to rest. Resting is not scanning the computer or looking through our phone. We take a break from work only to check our personal emails and social media. That is not rest. We are still using our brains when we do ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 06:24:43 EST FORTUNE COOKIE FIND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577485 <BR> <BR> Do it now! <BR> Today will be yesterday tomorrow, Sun, 24 Mar 2019 06:19:13 EST Active Rest Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577484 What does Active Rest Day mean to you? <BR> <em>189</em> <BR> To me it is cardio during the winter, with the program I am on now it is 50 minutes of cardio right now. To me, that is a long time to be on a treadmill so I mix it up with some Tabata workouts as well. <BR> <em>334</em> <BR... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 05:36:38 EST Spring break http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577483 Headed to the beach for a week, looking forward to sun, sand and surf. I'm hoping I can resist the urge to veg out on the chair and walk the beach instead. I hope the grocery store has healthy foods I can get for the week. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 05:27:33 EST Staying Alive and Going Strong! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577482 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/80f64866-40f9-46a4-96ff-15ac2ef64268.jpg"> <BR> This is my mom at 97 years old! I took the photo yesterday when I took her out for breakfast. I'm amazed at how she got to be 96 and still going strong. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 05:24:46 EST Themes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577481 You ave an extra one today as the last two are my favorites <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Je2fGzKiqRM </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQSPivbWwuY </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=MIKSQT-oXfc </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 04:54:46 EST Happy Sunday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577480 Good Sunday Morning! After days of no sleep, I got some sleep yesterday, and then almost 6 hours last night, woohoo! I may be in the market for a new p-doc though. He said he would respond and did not. If I'm having a crisis, I need a doctor who is going to get back with me. Sleep deprivation for... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 04:48:18 EST A little math... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577479 I've been thinking about numbers and decades and ages.... So just did a little math. <BR> <BR> Today I lived for 19.781 days. (I'm 54 years old). That sounds weird somehow, doesn't it? To look at days not years. <BR> <BR> It will be another 7670 days until I am 75 years old. <BR> <BR> I'll do ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 04:36:08 EST VICTORY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577477 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/576b3868-eb01-462c-aa0b-afc425a589c7.jpg"> <BR> Oh salvation of Israel (were come) out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of His people, Jacob shall rejoice, (and) Israel shall be glad. Psalm 14:7 (KJV) ................................ Sun, 24 Mar 2019 04:21:07 EST Soothing Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577476 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=8scHKFwr0og </link> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 04:19:19 EST Because of you, there is a better me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577475 Motivation comes in all forms for each of us, but you can almost guarantee that the next spark buddy over has the same need to be part of something bigger than him or herself and that's why they're here on Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> Ultimately we don't want to be alone running this race and even i... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 04:03:42 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577474 Day two of controlling my eating. It has been a settled weekend. I am worried grief might consume me but it hasn't. I am stronger than I know, braver than I thought I could be and as compassionate as always. My beautiful daughter has been so kind to me, it puts tears in my eyes just talking about... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 04:00:41 EST Daily Affirmation for Sunday, March 24, 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577473 " I love myself as I truly am." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, <BR> with link to jlh@sail7.com Sun, 24 Mar 2019 03:48:32 EST Prayer Power According to God’s Word – 46 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577472 Have you ever prayed without seeing results even though you have faith? <BR> <BR> “Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power, that the name of our Lord Jesus Chris... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 03:30:47 EST Sunday Blessings and Reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577471 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b588770b-0b51-41e6-aeee-fb393ae141b4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good Morning All, <BR> <BR> Wishing you all a Blessed Sunday, hope you have a good day and enjoy your morning Church services & your time with Family... <em>459</em> <em>288</em> <BR> <BR... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 03:19:17 EST Quote for Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577470 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ddbd9ea1-79da-4fb2-b945-b202738f7595.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 03:18:10 EST Bible Verse for Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577469 Hebrews 12:14 <BR> <BR> Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: <BR> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 03:15:16 EST 3-23-19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577467 Dropped off all that stuff, so my trunk is empty and waiting for the next load. That means I will have to start sorting again. I know just where to start. My old video room is filled with things that have layers of dust on them. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:59:29 EST My Vacation Plans! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577466 I am going to be attending the Daytime Emmy Awards in May with a friend of mine. We are both so excited and looking forward to it. Wish me luck trying to find something to wear. I want to look my very best. <BR> BLC is almost over and I was thinking about taking a break. I can't make up my m... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:48:51 EST National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577464 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/06315edd-0fe7-489a-bf5e-f58aa251d2d2.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always March 24 <BR> <BR> National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day is a day to enjoy this tasty combination of chocolate and fruit. Chocolate lovers who like raisins, find ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:06:26 EST Yeowch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577463 It's not a word, but it oughta be. I think I made a sound like that when I went bowling Saturday night, and on my second throw, using the 13 pound ball I usually use, I stepped funny on the left leg and that knee tweaked out and at the same time, the right elbow whined massively as I released the... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:02:28 EST Week 1 Day 4 (March 23 2019) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577462 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c69aa974-ce5f-457e-af56-02b2a1f1df91.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Getting close to the end of Week 1 for me = today was not the best = mind was not focused so went off the rails but will be back on track tomorrow <BR> <BR> Don't have pictures of food today bu... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:02:21 EST Doing exercise in shorter sessions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577461 Find that exercising in shorter sessions of at least 10 minutes at a time does not tire me out & I can concentrate on what I am doing. I also am more aware of my workouts Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:01:01 EST Walked for miles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577459 I didn’t sleep at all for the 18 hour flight. Beloved did! The car picked us up at 6am, took us to the hotel where they held our bags. We walked hours, then grabbed a bus to explore. Fabulous day! Bed tonight by 7pm! Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:52:56 EST Checking in... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577458 Today was a good day! Hubby went out and gifted me with a Samsung Gear Fit Pro 2 smart watch! And, I in turn, sent my babies to Best Buy to get him one, too! <BR> <BR> So, world, here we come together starting tomorrow! Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:49:53 EST Not a Total Waste http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577457 I didn’t get done all the things that I wanted to get done today, but I DID get SOME things done, so I have THAT going for me.... <BR> <BR> Last week, in response to a question, I told my Japanese friend that ”sometimes you’re the bug, and sometimes you’re the windshield” which puzzled her no en... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:44:33 EST So Hungry and Other Observations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577456 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/21aa5580-68ba-40fb-8cbb-c8f25728745c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> For years, I have struggled with my weight. I went on just about every diet that was featured in the magazines. I have starved myself and even exercise three times a day. I knew I did not... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:44:23 EST Goals & Gratitude 3/23/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577454 This weekend is working out to be wonderful, but very busy. Today was the annual Ladies' Tea at church. We have wonderful little finger foods with our tea and a speaker. One of our priests spoke and it was very interesting. And I didn't go for seconds and kept within a reasonable amount of food, ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:26:39 EST Excuses and Counters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577453 Today's premium coaching task is to list excuses I make to avoid exercise and counters to them to keep on track, so here goes... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Exercise makes me sore. -- It sure beats the fibromyalgia that comes with being sedentary! <BR> 2. I'm too tired to exercise -- Exercise will give m... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:22:26 EST Sunday's Thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577452 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/000a9ea1-ed6c-410f-b73e-1ea859652c50.jpg"> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:14:53 EST Super Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577451 Well, today I could not be sorer, I feel it in my glutes hard. I'm going to bed early tonight. I'm excited for tomorrow we're driving to Ocean Shores to my folks' house to visit with them and my brother and his girlfriend. I'll be making banana pancakes for everyone and I'm so excited for them ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:13:16 EST Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577450 It was another nice cool day in the mid 60s. It is 59 outside and 67 inside. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:08:47 EST Beautiful Bugs ;-) 03/23/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577449 Funniest Insects and Spiders <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=jaOZSSA6Fnw </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4bba0ef4-78bc-4cd6-ab01-640876d48c8c.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/03cba85b-a71b-463d-99bd-7b9d674e4386.jpg"> <img src="http:... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:07:36 EST Morning Has Broken http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577448 Morning Has Broken, Cat Stevens, 1971 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5ac6ab19-9760-4d8c-aeeb-a4b89488722e.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Morning has broken like the first morning <BR> Blackbird has spoken like the first bird <BR> Praise for the singing <BR> Praise for the mo... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:04:19 EST Oh Nola................You Always Make Grandma Laugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577446 For those of you who don't already know, Nola is our 6 year old Grand-daughter. There is never any doubt of what she is thinking, because she will let you know in her own inimitable way. She spent the day with us yesterday and while we were cutting out pockets for her book bag (which her 11 y... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:58:18 EST Day 11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577445 Got my 10,000 steps today. In that 45 min I was able to eke out a small run. Muscles tired from yesterday's activity and treadmill/elliptical workout. I'll see what tomorrow brings! Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:55:59 EST Finished Temp. Blankets http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577443 Hi, <BR> <BR> For those who followed along with my temperature blankets, I thought you might like to see them finished. I've started two for 2019 that will not be in rainbow colors. They will be so different. I'll post those colors sometime. <BR> <BR> For some reason the pictures are posting ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:51:50 EST Sat 03/23/2019 three good things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577441 1. I found someone to cover a couple shifts next week so i can help my mom <BR> 2. I had good snuggle time with my boys <BR> 3. I had some time with my kid <BR> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:40:17 EST reminder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577439 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c1544803-4e3e-49a9-9904-b74547b5a831.jpg"> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:28:21 EST Week 371 ... MB 155 ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577438 Morning Wonderful Sparkies :), <BR> <BR> A lovely sunny morning here, a casual breeze :) . <BR> <BR> We skyped the wee boy on Wednesday and watched him open his pressies. His Uncle wanted to be the first one to give him a ferrari :), it had a button that put the headlights on and made the car n... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:27:08 EST Me and the garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577437 It started out simply enough. All I wanted to do was to spray the weed killer to keep the weeds from completely taking over. I mean, weeds were growing in my artificial grass! That's how bad it was. <BR> <BR> I should have known what would happen. Just spraying the weed and grass killer stuf... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:25:43 EST Saturday’s Words to Ponder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577436 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e939ed1f-abf2-459e-aaf1-0cea95fb8ea5.jpeg"> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:22:47 EST Day 69 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577435 Went out to dinner with my friend and her husband tonight they enjoyed the restaurant then we came back to our house my friend really wanted to go out but her hubby didn't so we ended up playing yard yatzee. I was good and didn't over eat and I actually stayed within my calories for the day!! Y... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:20:18 EST .. Day 82/365 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577433 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f224ed60-d434-4cf5-b24c-cd3e58cc1593.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was online doing family history research and linking with 'family' members <BR> <BR> To my shock I found that my brother passed away mid February. I am not close to my family. I was always '... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:16:52 EST Saturday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577432 Just another busy Saturday...time for relaxation! <BR> <BR> Hope you had a great day! <BR> <BR> <BR> TTYL Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:13:47 EST WORK DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577431 well it was a workday for mw. Hubby took ,e to work and came back to pick up. He I not over being sicj as he went into te restroom an was throwing up for 6 minutes of course he did not taie his prescription today Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:09:16 EST #705 Happy Day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577430 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eab8c705-0340-4e66-9744-ab3ce612747e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day tomorrow. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:57:43 EST why? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577429 what is my why? I have always said fit and healthy but I have decided to look deeper of course I want to do this but I know have an element of vanity in my why .looking good ,fitting smaller clothes and in my mind being normal <BR> beyond this of course I want to reduce the insulin I need to use... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:55:59 EST 2018 Grabbed Me By My Sensitive Bits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577428 446 days ago I composed a blog making a lot of haughty promises to myself about what 2018 would be for me. I wrote it with passion and conviction and this assurance that 2018 was going to give birth to a new me. <BR> <BR> Heh. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/339e26dc-... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:38:26 EST The Importance of Being the SOS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577427 Cross-posted from www.brokennessinthebeauty.com. <BR> <BR> I’m nine days in to my newly reset Noom curriculum and already I’ve needed my SOS – three times. For me, my SOS is a person and another person and a plan and then more people. <BR> <BR> I’m confused. Hang on. Let me start over. <BR> <B... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:33:35 EST Day 82: One Thing Done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577426 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9b6577e4-0fac-4aab-b57f-614a800144c4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth only you can be responsible for that. If you can't love and respect yourself - no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:29:27 EST I'm a crier--and who is Nathan Gunn?--but I didn't binge! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577425 Someday I'll have to dig into why I am such a crier!!! (but not today!!) <BR> <BR> I bought the fire stick Tobisha TV and with thousands of channels since there wasn't anything on TV I wanted to watch tonight I decided to ask Alexa "Musicals" and she took me to so many I was in theatre and/or m... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:17:57 EST Getting a few things done in spite of this cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577424 I am much better than the first part of the week, but still avoiding events where I know people are a bit compromised - age, illness, chemo, etc. <BR> <BR> While I was waiting for Board meeting to start on Thursday evening I did manage to get a bit of work done on table runner two. <BR> <img sr... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:15:03 EST Spring Fever http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577423 So today I did all ten of my physical therapy exercises. I think the rotor cuff ones are working. Not sure about the hip yet. Started my daughter's tax return. Got outside and raked up do and cat poo from around the deck. I think the cats were using under the deck as their own private litter box.... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:13:32 EST The Highlight Of My Day #22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577422 Today's highlight was a visit with a nice friend. We've know the man and his wife for eight years but have never been to their home. Today he called and asked us over. They have a beautiful home. We brought Zeus (the super dog) with us, after clearing it with our friend first. Zeus knows our ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:10:24 EST 6th week in 2nd week #6 goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577421 Lost 2 lbs this week. Starting the plank next 6 wks. Going to keep doing the same thing this last week. I got fired from my job after just 3 weeks. Wished I would've stayed at my last job! Feel really sad tonight. 😢 But it's not going to help to not take care of myself. I hope I find a new job s... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:09:56 EST Party Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577420 Today was my GS's birthday party with his friends.. <BR> Invitations were sent out with RSVP but only 2 people responded ... so we did not know what would happen..what is wrong with parents these days... sigh.. <BR> My son paid for 8 boys to do laser tag.. bowling... arcades and then food -pizza ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:02:42 EST Motivational quote of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577418 Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> Who is loving this early spring weather -- Woohoo!? I hope it's good in your location. <BR> <BR> This week's motivational quote comes from a comment on Quora about The Beatles. Someone questioned their talent by saying none of the four had major success after the band br... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:54:09 EST Yay!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577416 The Three good things that happened to me today are........ that I biked for 15 min. three times when usually I had only biked once. I'm gonna trying do another 15 before bed, trying to do something new everyday. But right now I feel a Warm Bath Calling in Drenched in sweat, ugh. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:49:37 EST