SparkPeople Member Blogs These are the most recent public blog entries from SparkPeople Members. SparkPeople Member Blogs Thursday Trying to get some things done at work. Grateful to be available for His purposes. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:56:09 EST Daily Affirmation for Thursday, October 22, 2020 " I Live a Life of Bold and Courageous Action." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie <link> </link> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:50:41 EST Day 42: In A Lot of Pain <img src=""> <BR> Nothing has been easy to accomplish lately. I have kind of been taking it one day at a time. I wear out easily since it takes a lot of energy just to do basic tasks. I do feel I am making some progres... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:37:28 EST Thursday October 22, 2020 Thursday October 22, 2020 <BR> Journal/log entry <BR> <BR> Weather: Cloudy, dark and dreary outside, but warm for October. Temp 63 degrees with a warm wind blowing. <BR> <BR> Wednesday's log: Wednesday went pretty well. Although I woke up and talked myself out of going swimming. I just d... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:26:37 EST Thursday’s Words <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:26:04 EST just sayin’ … are you a victim??? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So far … so good on the well. The hauled in water has stayed level with the pump working just fine. <BR> <BR> More from Steve #61: <BR> <BR> Fat people see themselves as victims. <BR> Fit peop... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:22:25 EST A Favorite Family Hike - amid covid The family would find ways to keep active and out in the fresh air amid this pandemic. <BR> Most places being closed or restricted -even the play grounds roped off- we would find crazy paths or trails to follow ... see where they led us .. <BR> This is one of our longest and most interesting hik... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:18:37 EST Caramel Pecan Pie Hello Sparkfamily, The holidays are upon us so remember, you can enjoy all things in moderation! And with that in mind...Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 (9-inch) unbaked ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:18:28 EST Snow Snow and more Snow 2nd snow fall is here and I am thinking it will be going all day. Translate that to: my exercise for today will be shoveling. <BR> <BR> I am bummed that so much has fallen, first snow fall was close to 6 inches and this morning there was at least 4 and it is still coming down. <BR> <BR> Fresh ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:15:03 EST My Adventures in Spark Land....Learning they should be fun. 'Steer me to an autumn path to travel all alone. Falling leaves the finest company, wrestling in my heart like home." ~Angie Weiland-Crosby <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was reminded of a saying I've heard a lot. What I was reminded of it's Not the journey that is important! What is important is the adv... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:11:35 EST KIDS... it takes all kinds. LoL <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yes... this looks so familiar... doesn't it? <BR> <BR> I was "The Middle Child"... <em>18</em> <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:11:24 EST Shooting Stars Thought for the Day <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:56:35 EST 3.5 months Sparking, feeling great This is my first blog post, but I realize I want to track this journey. I’m 3.5 months into Sparking, I’m down 16 pounds. The 5% challenges have been amazing for me. I love the accountability, team aspect, and competition. Nothing motivates me during a tough workout quite like imaging my name com... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:47:45 EST The Extra Mile One of the most important principles of success is developing the habit of going the extra mile. <BR> Napoleon Hill <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:45:49 EST Ooops! Slam on the brakes As I might have mentioned before, my discipline for diets or challenges is usually short-lived. My motivation goes out after a week or 2. Well I am now on week 3 of the 5% Fall Challenge. For some reason this seems to be a tough week for me. Not sure is going good and so far I like my... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:45:44 EST Oh deer, oh deer! I'd rather see these deer in the woods or farmers fields but unfortunately they have become suburbanized. The two grayer colored deer in my feed picture were born here this year on my street in the backyard of the "hoarder house". I may as well give them names as I recognize individuals. <BR> <B... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:43:33 EST Thursday Treadmill and dog walk complete (DH came on the walk with me and the dogs). Furnace people are on their way to fix the heater that has been out since last Friday. I have my granddaughter until 4 p.m. (She is at pre-school now from 8:45 to 12:30). Hope you have a wonderful day. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:43:02 EST Blessed Most people know that my husband was diagnosed earlier this year with prostate cancer. Then the pandemic hit so his treatment was out on hold. In June he had radiation seed implants placed into the prostate. They basically give off a little bit of radiation everyday for 10 months. <BR> He had so... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:39:40 EST 10/22/20 You Make a Difference <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Even if you don't always feel quite in the swing of things, remember that you are beautifully unique and perfectly suited to make a difference right where you are." Theresa Sanders <BR> <BR>... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:36:06 EST Bounce Back from Tough Times October 22, 2020 By Jane Powell <BR> <link><BR>from-tough-times/ </link> <BR> <BR> “A lesson from the lawn.” <BR> <BR> Imagine if a blade of grass decided it had had enough. It was done with having its head snipped off every weekend and its seeds – its f... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:26:49 EST Thursday's Words of Wisdom <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:10:15 EST Candy watkins <img src=""> <BR> Yes. All I need. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:08:21 EST Could have been worse I suppose After a week of far too many poor choices it came time to pay the piper. I stepped on the scales this morning (Thursday) and saw a net gain from a week ago of 1½ lbs. <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Oddly enough this has motivated me. <BR> <em>521</em> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:07:24 EST Candy Hello everyone. Todays a great day. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:06:07 EST On the lighter side <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:03:56 EST 10/22/2020 Got up and did it anyway! We got home later than usual last night so I ended up oversleeping this morning. I thought about skipping my workout because I was running behind schedule, but I decided to exercise anyway. Having a short workout time helps because I ended up telling myself "it's only 15 minutes, and I don't want... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:03:37 EST 2020 HEY SPARKERS GREAT THURSDAY WORKOUT CHECKED MY MACHINES TODAY hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had good workout stayed away from the ab and leg extension they hurt my hernia left them alone today feeling lot better not hurting what are you all doing today let me know then came home fixed hubby breakfast plates 4 then fixed my turkey burgers now eating lun... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:01:27 EST My morning errands... ...are done. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:59:48 EST Tub day! Windows are open, fans running, mask on, keeping my distance. Woohoo, we’re so excited. We ordered this deluxe walk-in tub months ago but put off installation due to Covid. I finally decided just to go ahead and get it done since things won’t likely be better for a long time to come. Lol, one o... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:38:35 EST day 2 of no sugar wow I cant tell you how tuff it was on day 1. hubby eating candy cookies donuts and me wishing and thinking I cant do this but did. today looking for vegies and a few fruit I have maybe 10 dollars to spend <BR> sun is out first day in a week so jogging this morning tempts in the 60's <em>590</em... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:35:23 EST Standing abs & Cardio Pilates!!! I really didn't feel like exercising today! I was thinking just do a dance workout or just settle for Leslie Sansone but my eyes fell on a 10-minute standing ab workout, so I started with that. <BR> <BR> Then I felt maybe I should do another shorter workout but my eyes fell on an Ellen Barrette ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:27:05 EST Weather Another warm start high 50 sun is out and the morning fog is going away will be a great day in NEPA to get outside and enjoy Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:21:59 EST Thankful Thursday !!! Wonderful day yesterday .. Hoping for a good day today !!!! <img src=""> <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... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:14:12 EST Thankful Thursday I am thankful for so many things and today I will reflect on my blessings. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:13:21 EST weight and BF% update, notifications I weighted myself today, and both weight and body fat % are down a bit. Weight is 64,1 kg and BF% is 27,5 - first time since I gotmy smart scale when that number goes below 28%! <BR> <BR> I still want to get the latter down, not sure where I will be happy, but I assume I need to get is at least ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:13:12 EST I am back as a calorie counter! After being vegan, whole food plant-based, keto, I am back counting calories. I have been on track for over 22 days and have lost 20 pounds. I won’t be tracking my food on Sparkpeople but will be occasionally blogging. Want to build a support network of like-minded people. People are not eating a... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:01:47 EST Knowing Your Value and Self-Worth <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Knowing Your Value for most is an emotional subject, and when asked people are often confused as to how to answer. It is far easier to identify when you don’t feel valued, respected, or apprecia... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:57:56 EST Worthy of Love Hi 👋 Spark ⚡Friends 👫- I am worthy of loving myself. My self - care of drinking more water, eating healthier lighter wholesome foods re ignights the playful, joyous singing loving living child worthy of unending smiles, curiosity and courage to be. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:55:50 EST 10/22/2020 morning run 1,28 miles <BR> <BR> I keep at 8 laps twice a day with this and my morning run it totals to 4 miles a day. my husband doesn't want me to go over that. <BR> <BR> 8 lap walking round 1: 1.57 miles <BR> <BR> 8 lap walking round 2: <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:55:03 EST Thursday's Advice - Fluff Out Your Tutu! <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:49:10 EST A beautiful day It's a beautiful day here today. Even though there is no power due to some electrical work being done in the building, that is okay with me and my daughter. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Thank you for your well wishes on my day in the spotlight! I will definitely be enjoy... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:47:03 EST Small victories I made it on to my stationary bike for 33 minutes last night. Oh I am out of shape. I picked a 30 minute program I had no trouble doing before which gradually increased resistance to 5 and then back down. I made it to 4. That in itself is a small victory but also showed me the work I must do. My ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:45:45 EST Being Content <img src=""> I went for a ride with a friend yesterday to look at fall colors. (SHe is tested weekly for covid and we wore masks the whole time) It rejuvenated me to see the beauty so close to home. <BR> As I have men... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:27:47 EST Zoom meeting <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:27:09 EST Halloween fun <img src=""> <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:26:40 EST Now for a little politics . . . <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:26:28 EST Kneaded this <img src=""> my daughters complex has its first covid case and not saying who or what floor. I’m thinking if one more person gets it moving her back here again for awhile until the wave passes. our Governors orders we... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:19:40 EST A Love Story-Tragedy Turned Triumph Actors are those who portray real life stories of ‘real people.’ It was 2004. The phone rang. It was our youngest, our ‘miracle baby.’ "Mom--come up and spend a night--there is a movie that you have to see but I want to watch it with you!" <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:15:26 EST Cat litter & eggs All that’s on my grocery list for today! Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:11:20 EST Just going with the flow Morning friends. Yesterday was a backwards day. Did a split shift at work, then did a night time #cko class. Had a townhall call for work, the longevity of our company has been confirmed.. we will make it through this mess.. but my current reduced hours will last well into the new year for sure... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:10:42 EST Day 151: Reflecting <img src=""> <BR> This post is less about my weight loss journey and more about my journey through life over the past 5 years. September and October are hard months for me. Late September 2015 we were in Texas buryin... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:03:48 EST And then it was Thursday .. Hmm .. the week has flown by .. a whole bunch of stuff .. that really didn't matter much .. meetings at work trying to breathe life into our business .. <BR> <BR> meetings with my friend the candidate for mayor in our city .. <BR> <BR> meeting with the lawyer to transfer the title of moms hou... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:01:48 EST Cold hangs around So glad we butchered the last chickens yesterday despite <BR> the rain and cold wind. Hubby says we are done for the year. <BR> He and oldest son cut the last of the cabbages and I have <BR> 45 heads or so on the front porch. At least they should keep <BR> as we covered them last night. <BR> A ve... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:50:09 EST 10/22/2020 There is nothing permanent except change. <BR> Heraclitus <BR> <BR> Quote of the Day <BR> Of all human activities, man's listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will. <BR> Pope Paul VI <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:49:38 EST COVID & morning part 2 good morning - what a day yesterday. DH is very stubborn and spent most of the day in his office watching TV - not talking. In the evening, he calmed down. I reassured him that COVID is a threat to our lovely future of traveling during the twilight of our lives. He says he just wanted to hel... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:33:49 EST I peeled my apple shape! After maintaining my weight for several years going up and down 4 lbs at a time and not getting close to losing by God’s grace I have lost 23 lbs since January 2020 and maintained it for two months! <em>334</em> How was I finally able to do it? First of all the Lord gave me victories day by day... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:28:03 EST COFFEE CUP THEOLOGY <BR> <BR> In everything give thanks! Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:28:03 EST Life Changing Prayer. Life Changing Prayer 1 Corinthians 3:10-15. Oct 22 20. <BR> <BR> <BR> “Each ones work will become clear, for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.” <BR> 1 Corinthians ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:23:39 EST ~ WELCOME to a THOUGHTfilled NEW DAY ~ <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>542</em> <em>424</em> <em>542</em> <em>424</em> <em>542</em> <em>424</em> <em>542</em> <em>424</em> <BR> <em>424</em> ~Waving Hi~ ITs a BOOtiful Thrilling T... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:22:44 EST BUT WITHOUT FAITH=GOD'S BLOG=10/22/2020 But without faith (it is) impossible to please (Him) for He that cometh to God must believe that He is, and (that) He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) ====================================<BR> Oh that (men) would praise the LORD (for) His goodness, and (for) His... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:15:41 EST Thursday Thunderstorms I was woken up before the alarm by the thunderstorm this morning - luckily, not too far before. <BR> <BR> Work continued crazy yesterday - at first it looked like I had fixed all the issues, but when I ran some data dumps, I could see something was wrong. Took me most of the morning to find the... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:08:18 EST insurance we are going to do the counseling bit. our intake is in December. I tried calling health provider and long wait times for appointments. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:05:24 EST Purple <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day <BR> Taking place during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the goal of the day is to raise awareness about domestic, spousal, and teen d... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:04:20 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY HALLOWEEN 10-22-2020 <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 06:51:53 EST BUT WITHOUT FAITH=GOD'S BLOG=10/22/2020 <img src=""> Oh that (men) would praise the LORD (for) His goodness, and (for) His wonderful works to the children of men! Psalm 107:21 (KJV) ====================================<BR>====== Ye are the light of the worl... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 06:47:28 EST Get the Sass on-- <img src=""> <BR> I am off to Sudbury--- to the Eye DR.--- <BR> Son #4 will drive me there and back-- <BR> <BR> I hope that Himself can manage here alone , with the Germans and Sushi-- <BR> If you see him, when yu l... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 06:44:29 EST Happy Thursday I'm really looking forward to the weekend... already. <em>40</em> <BR> <em>386</em> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 06:43:31 EST Bibimbap I made Bibimbap for dinner last night. I took me a good part of the day and 613 calories but boy was it worth it. I had this once when I was a kid in a Korean restaurant and remembered it fondly. My family enjoyed it to but didn't have the extra boost of nostalgia to throw it over the top for... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 06:30:43 EST Thought and Prayer for Thursday, October 22, 2020 October 22, 2020 OBEDIENCE <BR> <BR> Why is it so hard for most people to obey? Maybe because of human pride. Maybe because we think our way is better. Maybe we believe we will not get caught or suffer the consequences. Whatever the reason, we see others (and ourselves) living in disobedience fr... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 06:28:55 EST National Nut Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always October 22 <BR> <BR> Many of the October holidays center around Halloween and pumpkin themes. However, there's ample room on the October calendar for plenty of ho... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 06:09:57 EST Sad, but funny!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Let's do what we can to spread random acts of kindness everywhere we go. Help restore faith in the human race. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 22 Oct 2020 05:57:31 EST Lost count on "I Quit Sugar" <img src=""> <BR> Because it's a habit!!! 350/210 Thu, 22 Oct 2020 05:54:59 EST Joke time Strange new trend at the office. People putting names on food in the company refrigerator. Today I at a tuna sandwich named Linda😂 Thu, 22 Oct 2020 05:25:30 EST 7 Proven Reasons to be Thankful! <img src=""> <BR> It's Thankful Thursday- <BR> Every day there is so much to be thankful for. Here are 7 proven reasons to be thankful: <BR> 1. Gratitude opens the door to more relationships. No one wants to be aroun... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 05:25:23 EST Thankful Thursday Good morning... If you are reading this, it means that you have been blessed with another day; another day to be thankful; and another opportunity to show love, appreciation, and compassion to those around you without fear… Fear, overcoming it isn't just about doing what scares you, but having th... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 05:00:16 EST Rattle <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 04:02:39 EST DON'T BE THE REASON <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 03:33:09 EST More music and fall <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeopl... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 03:10:33 EST The body of Christ needs YOU, and YOU, and YOU! We are incomplete without God, and one another. “Diverse weights are an abomination to the LORD, and a false balance is not good” (Proverbs 20:23). <BR> <BR> “There is desirable treasure, and oil [very fruitful] in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man squanders it [to be led astray]. He who follows righteousness and mercy finds life, ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 03:04:35 EST I'm Gonna Bust This Plateau Even if It Kills Me Day 5 I had a medical massage today. Or as I like to call it, medically sanctioned torture. ;) Extremely painful but I managed to suck it up. I felt so depressed afterwards . I guess this is normal for some people. An emotional release, I guess. I am pretty sore tonight. It didn't hit me until m... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 02:46:18 EST D43,44,45&46 R2 Adjusting Feel like I have made no progress since getting home from vacation Saturday morning. It was super active 3300 hay bale throw 7 hay delivery's the first three days. Fatigued, just six hours sleep the first two nights. Making some poor nutritional decisions not having time to prepare meals. Wint... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 02:27:46 EST jokes day 238 The function of a computer expert is not to be right about more things; it is to be wrong for more sophisticated reasons. <BR> <BR> Why is Christmas just like a day at the office? <BR> You do all the work and the fat guy in the suit gets all the credit. <BR> <BR> Son called this morning while w... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 02:21:13 EST Thursday, October 22, 2020 I had an okay day today, other than going to Lowe's to buy a thermostat I stayed indoors. I got a few things done around the house. <BR> <BR> My thermostat was saying replace batteries. I had no idea it needed batteries to begin with. I replaced the batteries and it still said to replace the bat... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 02:06:44 EST 10-21-20 I've been taking things slow today. I'm glad I don't live in the mountains. Generally, that is because of the snow and extra cold up there. This year it's wild forest fires. I don't think I'd do well evacuating and living in a shelter. Been there, done that, have bad memories. The leg did what it... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 01:35:45 EST Day 296: My Love For Witches <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Stop talking yourself out of the life you want most." (Terri Trespicio) <BR> <BR> <BR> Hello, my spooky friends! <BR> <BR> Why witches??? While some people might think of witches as evil, I ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 01:18:05 EST Passengers <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Passengers crashed into theaters in 2016.The movie is set in the future ... how far? No information. All we know is the Avalon sleeper transport to planet Homestead II. It carried a crew of 258... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:52:54 EST Peepers Leaf Peepers to be exact. We decided to drive the river road north to south and see the leaves. Even though it was cloudy/overcast it was our last chance. <BR> <BR> A fast, but legal, drive north about 2.5 hours to Effigy Mounds National Park overlooking the Mississippi. <BR> <img src="http://p... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:28:33 EST Thursday's Thought "Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages." <BR> <BR> <BR> Thomas Edison Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:28:21 EST Day 133 <img src=""> <BR> I'm starting to feel like my normal self again! My legs feel normal again, so I did 35 mins of dancing and it only felt as difficult as usual. I went on my usual walk, but my boyfriend came with me an... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:25:18 EST 10/22/2020TODAY'S TIP 10/22/2020 TODAY'S TIP <BR> <BR> Add Coconut Oil to Rice <BR> <BR> Good news for carb lovers: Scientists discovered an easy way to slim down any bowl of rice by as much as 60 percent! And the best part is that you don't need a fancy lab or a PhD. to make the slimmed-down dish. <BR> Here's how t... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:23:39 EST Weather Warmed up to 73 after 66. It is 69 outside and 70 inside. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:23:18 EST Help! I just can’t get this! It’s 9pm and I’m giving myself a pep talk. Tomorrow is a new day, you will sticbto the plan. Log what you eat, stay within the calorie range, exercise... Morning comes and I begin with the excuses... too many to write. I just cannot get started and cannot stick with it. How can I change my ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:16:16 EST Don't Believe...................... <BR> Don't believe all you hear,---------- <em>525</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> spend all you have,---------- <em>528</em> <BR> <BR> or sleep all you want.---------- <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Think of the consequences if you do---------- <BR> . <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:10:36 EST Turning cold This morning as I was getting ready for work there was a torrential hail storm outside. I'm not one to enjoy cold weather so I wasn't pleased. I let the girls out of their coop and fed them their breakfast. With 2/3 of their run covered I was glad they would have shelter from the storm. As I ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:09:40 EST Wonderful Woman Wednesday Wisdom <img src=""> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:46:21 EST 21stof October Had a nice day. I walked 45 minutes outside and 45 minutes inside now I drank 64 oz. of water. I tracked my food and I completed a successful day. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:38:33 EST 21stof October Had a nice day. I walked 45 minutes outside and 45 minutes inside now I drank 64 oz. of water. I tracked my food and I completed a successful day. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:38:33 EST 102120 moments 2 more squash, cooked up, frozen and mess is cleaned up Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:38:33 EST My Favorite Book’s 70th Birthday <img src="">Last week commemorated the 70th anniversary of the publishing of C.S. Lewis’s “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”, the first of the Narnia books to be written, and probably my favorite book of all time... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:28:29 EST The sun came out! We have had rain all week so far but it was so nice this afternoon when the rain had stopped and the sun actually came out. Guess what I did......I headed out for a power walk. I only wore a long sleeve running shirt with a vest bit 15 minutes into the walk I had to unzip the vest and wrap it aro... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:28:02 EST WooHoo October 21st and my Ballot is counted <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I received an e-mail this morning saying my mail in ballot (sent from Canada) has been received and will be counted in the elections. So glad they started providing this service so you can find ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:26:15 EST Getting frustrated by my doctors lack of response 50 minute walk <BR> <BR> We walked up and down the aisles of the grocery store. It is flat so easier on my legs. I just go back and forth. <BR> <BR> My doctor didn't call like she was supposed to. My appointment was for 2. At 2:15 the office girl called and said it would be closer to 3. Then n... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:16:30 EST Newest drama but also good stuff lol <img src=""> Okay I'm not sure what I should write about first the good or the bad? I guess I'll just start talkin. So if anyone has been following my blogs or me in general you would know that my son's father and I ar... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:11:42 EST NSV Had a great day yesterday and was able to stay within my calorie range. That probably sounds small but I haven't been successful with remaining mindful enough to get there. If I was within my calorie range it wasn't by much. There were struggles and the cheetos were talking to me but I kep... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:10:42 EST Oct 21-Whadda day! It would take hours in the telling and ya'al would be rolling on the floor laughing..but I am so tired I can barely tis a tale for another day! <BR> Suffice to say it was a day when every turn had a twist to it. <BR> I spent too much of today in the car ..although a necessary evil at tim... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:07:43 EST Week 5 - Weigh-in: Went to Utah and weight still going down! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Evening! <BR> <BR> It's the end of week 5 and had a lovely visit to Salt Lake City, Utah. Salt flats or Mountains, seems to be no in-between in that area, but well worth the visit! Act... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:05:19 EST Guided Meditation - On Living Fearlessly - 15 min. <link><BR>27YjwIY&feature=emb_logo </link> <BR> <BR> Take care! Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:04:03 EST Determined I have started losing again. I am determined to get down below 200# by Christmas. I have a plan. DH hasn't sabotaged me in well over a week. I will do this! <BR> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:01:22 EST Happy Birthday To Me!! Well, I am officially in the last year of my 40's. It has not be a kind or easy decade for me. <BR> I keep waiting for things to get better, but so far each year has gotten progressively worse. <BR> <BR> I want my 49th year to be the year that I shed a good portion of my excess weight, if not... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:51:19 EST DRAGON <img src=""> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:50:35 EST 10/21/2020 The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more. <BR> Jonas Salk <BR> <BR> Quote of the Day <BR> If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it. <BR> Lucy Larcom <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> Love has a tide! <BR> Helen Hunt Jackson <BR> <BR> Art Quote of the Day <B... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:30:44 EST Grateful and Blessed I am grateful and feel blessed that I was able today for the first time make my own low calorie, low carb chicken meal. It turned out great. I feel good that it is good for me as well as taste good. <BR> I am grateful for the changes I see in my clothes with the way they fit. I have come down ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:29:51 EST 10/21/2020 Day 351 - 🌤️. Rest and weigh day. Gained 3.8#. Walk, Wii sports and marching in place, 3 of 5 standing quad stretch, and chair yoga. 15,000+ steps. Was not to happy with this gain. But am excepting it and moving on. Calories are high. But this is normal as I allow myself things I try not to eat ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:29:14 EST Thursday Right now I am so tired. <BR> Tomorrow we go for our flu shots... our grocery store is only doing them by appts <BR> <BR> then go across the street and hope the line is not to long so we can vote. <BR> <BR> pharmacy to pick up monthly meds <BR> <BR> and if I am lucky, to the hardware store to... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:26:36 EST 😎 Today I voted and got my address and last name in my license changed. I walked 8000 steps; I’ve really been slacking on that. Idk why. I’ve really gotten lazy about that. So far so good this week on food! Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:24:06 EST Water Fast Day 8 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today was very calm for me. I got my Bible study video watched and other needs ready for study group tomorrow and then got some paid work done. Mostly just trying to get some solid dates... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:23:19 EST Halloween Countdown October 22nd <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:19:41 EST Hang on, which one was the dream? <BR> Last night my head was pounding, my cold was annoying me so I did what I shouldn't do. I took a cold tablet. This would be fine if I hadn't of take one four hours previously. I medicate well, or too well, depends on how you look at it I guess. <BR> <BR> When I woke up this morning three ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:19:12 EST Golf Played some golf today. The back nine came with 3 new players in our foursome. One was a physician, one a lawyer and tax attorney, and I didn't get the occupation of the other. Sounds like a great start to 3 guys walk into a bar. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:01:42 EST Smile of the Day At my granddaughter's wedding reception, the DJ polled the guests to see who had been married longest. It turned out to be my husband and me. The DJ asked us, "What advice would you give to the newly married couple?" <BR> I said, "The three most important words in a marriage are, 'You're probably... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:01:31 EST Pumpkins I arrived home from work today to find my daughter and her friend carving pumpkins. They got me one too. I had the joy of carving a paw print in "my" pumpkin. It is actually Thor's. My daughter found a white pumpkin for him. We keep the seeds in my house and roast them. I will do that tomor... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 21:59:43 EST Frustrated with my phone After church tonight I was checking my phone and had a voice mail from my doctor that I visited last Tuesday to call and come back for more tests this week. The call was made at 8:52 this morning. Maybe I need lessons on how to use my phone because the voice mail wasn't on my phone at 10:00 this ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 21:55:25 EST hurray wednesday Ever since my senior dog miss misha died weeks ago , I have <BR> been getting better sleep. Even though I have been ultra sad <BR> I have stuck to my healthy routines. <BR> <BR> I have cut back on heavy workouts recently but I am still walking <BR> daily. I have been eating less and more h... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 21:37:11 EST ok I quit I want to blame my mother, who ordered a batch of stuff from Priester's Pecans. But it's not her fault. The fault is that I was totally discouraged with the lack of progress. I've been on about it for a while. So, this evening, I went ahead and had "Fiddle Sticks". In other words, I broke Keto ba... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 21:28:28 EST Wednesday Had a nice warm day here in Ohio. Got out and did my walk. Suppose to have another nice day tomorrow. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 21:24:57 EST Are you in the zone? Am I pushed to exercise by my own motivation, or by the push of another person or a device? That’s easy ... by ME! <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> This week, my Fitbit asked me to sign up for a new tracking piece - in essence, time in the cardio zone. Will this motivate me? Honestly, no. <BR> If you... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 21:17:34 EST Epic Battle - Election or Weather You need to know what the weather is doing but when you go to watch the weather you always get some kind of weird political crap. Today I heard the Russians and on of the middle east counties broke into our voter registration files and is sending nasty letters to Democrats warning them to change... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 21:12:25 EST 24 points I have been walking regularly almost each day now for quite a few weeks. At first I could hardly make it around the block but now I am walking 2 miles and just had my physical and cholesterol is down 24 points from last year! That excites me, but haven't lost much weight. Can anyone tell me why? ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:53:58 EST Friends and Five <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When it comes to our physical and mental health, friendship may truly be the best medicine. As author Edna Buchanon put it, “Friends are the family we choose for ourselves". Having a best frien... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:46:29 EST 2020 Goals Four hours stone work, mixing cement, lifting stones. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:43:42 EST Weight Loss Surgery I've tried everything and failed. Now I am considering weight loss surgery, the gastric sleeve. Has anyone here had this type of surgery or any other surgeries to assist in weight loss? I know that wls isn't a quick fix but a tool and will be a new lifestyle for the rest of your life. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:41:43 EST Coloring Page <img src=""> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:40:43 EST Day 2 - St. Jude Novena In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> Most holy St. Jude – apostle, martyr and friend of Jesus, today I ask that you pray for me and my intentions! <BR> <BR> (State your intentions here) <BR> <BR> You are the patron of the impossible. Pray for me an... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:40:10 EST Fancy Watch Devastation For 2 hours my fancy fitness watch deleted 2 days worth of activity and wiped out a 6 month streak of me closing all my rings. I have diligently made sure I have moved for at least 1 min for 12 hours a day, burned at least 500 cals and recently upped the goal to 600, and did 30 mins of exercise. ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:28:41 EST Today I said goodbye Today we buried my mother; rest in peace Janelle until JESUS CHRIST return. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:28:23 EST Good Evening from Sunny Florida 10/21/20 Checking in. I think I missed last night? <BR> <BR> CALORIES ALLOWED: 1230-1580 <BR> CALORIES EATEN: 1121 <BR> <BR> CARBS ALLOWED: 154-198 <BR> CARBS EATEN: 123 <BR> <BR> FAT ALLOWED: 41-53 <BR> FAT EATEN: 44 <BR> <BR> PROTEIN ALLOWED: 62-79 <BR> PROTEIN EATEN: 70 <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:26:51 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for October 21 and 22 Daily Inspiration: Do not take any action until you've prayed and listened and then you will have guidance to reach the understanding necessary to complete the things you need to do. <BR> <BR> Lord, I know that there is no obstacle for You and ask that You will guide me along the right path. <B... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:21:09 EST Wednesday (Day 51) Day 51 - 1.39 miles <BR> <BR> Today was a walk to the post office with a stop at the discount store and the grocery store. <BR> This afternoon was quite mild for October. I pulled out the tomato plants for the yard pickup on Saturday - another sign that Winter is coming. <BR> <BR> October mi... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:15:30 EST Tuesday Wednesday Busy homework evening Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:47:28 EST Getting With the Times <img src=""> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:46:16 EST This 'n that plus photos My youngest great-granddaughter is so sweet, she's 8 mos old now. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Cuddling with her 3 year old sister. <BR> <img src=" Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:43:06 EST Oh, deer! I didn't have to go far today to see our cloven-hoofed friends. <BR> They appeared directly across the street looking for their dinner. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Not a buck in sight although the 6 PM New York ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:24:37 EST Childhood Memories I have many favorite kid memories! I was born in a tiny town in Texas and was blessed to have my parents, grandparents, six aunts (my dad's sisters) ranging from 9 to 19 years old and a few cousins in the same west Texas town. The older aunts played basketball and the younger ones toted me aroun... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:12:37 EST October 21, 2020 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> I really hope that I can sleep well tonight. I am definitely ready to crash. I woke up at 4:30 and just went ahead and got up. I had my Energize, read my Bible and devotional and did my workout. I took my shower, made the bed and woke Jacob up to take his shower. <BR> ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:12:07 EST Wed 10/21 Grandson's 10th birthday We are celebrating our grandson's 10th birthday tonight with a dinner at Kauai Ramen and a brownie cake from Ko Bakery. Our grandson doesn't like "cake" (funny he eats those little tea cakes, oh well), so we get him a brownie cake for his birthday. <BR> <BR> We will be going to Kekaha soon. Dau... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:07:39 EST Bankspiracy Some of you may recall I'm renting space in Elaine's garage to store some of my stuff.  Tbh I've moved most of it now but there's still a few bits there.  Of course neither of us thought it would continue for this long but then who could have predicted the frigging Fizzy Flu and its consequences?... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:58:16 EST I am back It has been a long time, but I found my way back to SparkPeople. My weight is 250 lbs and I am ready to start shedding the pounds. I had my thyroid removed last year and I am going through so many health issues, but time to get strong. Wish me Luck. My goal is to lose 2 pounds by October 31, 2020... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:25:06 EST Smile 4 Wednesday October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month <BR> Here is an easy way to see problems <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR>... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:17:49 EST 46 Weeks, 3 days out All green on my Versa 2, achieved my steps per hour goal and have well over 18K steps for today. Macros were good today but need to figure out how to get more carbs while keeping fats at or below 40 grams. Coach replied pretty fast this week and he wants carbs a little higher. He's happy that my... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:09:57 EST National Hagfish Day <img src=""> <BR> Isn't this the ugliest thing you have ever seen? Hagfish are widely considered the most disgusting animals in the ocean, if not on earth. The eel-shaped creatures use four pairs of thin sensory tenta... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:02:17 EST Wednesday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> stay strong... we will get past this....praying for those who are ill and the people who are taking care of them.... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:47:15 EST A little 'rah rah' for myself today <em>521</em> <em>386</em> <em>593</em> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:33:42 EST Atypical It's mid-week. <BR> The weather today was dreary, windy, rainy AND ~ 10 degrees WARMER! <BR> Yesterday the high was 52. Today it was 64. <BR> As so many things in 2020, atypical seems to be becoming the norm! <BR> I still am challenged with the expectation to accept the different as the expect... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:30:30 EST Hi! Ho! Luv You Guys!! ((HUGS)) Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:26:22 EST Incredibly Inspired <img src=""> I feel incredibly inspired to stick with these healthier food choices and move goals I have accomplished each week for the last 7 weeks. 5 days a week at the gym has immeasurable benefits. So pumped!! Hope... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:19:13 EST 5%FALL Challenge - FALL colors- so what happened to Fall temperatures? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So -Calendar says Fall, Middle of week 3 in the 5% FALL Challenge ...... <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> My favorite neighborhood tree is showing fall colors ...... <em>574</em> <BR> <BR> Today'... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:07:40 EST Wednesday Today I worked in the yard. I mowed grass and mulched a LOT of leaves. The red(crimson) maple tree has huge leaves with thick veins, so they can wind around the axle and blade assembly, so I do them when it is relatively dry. <BR> WE got a real downpour last night, but it dried up nice... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:01:29 EST Day 295: Perking Along This day is perking right along, can't believe it's already 1:30! Of course, I was on zoom for a conference all morning - I had to speak on a panel at 11, the rest of it I just watched. Never thought I'd miss in-person meetings but oy, zooming does get old. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:37:50 EST Weather Warm start about 60 sunny blue sky and now up to 75 about 15 above average in NEPA get out and enjoy the day before it gets cold Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:29:14 EST Today Second day of intermitted fasting kind of sucks. But it has kept me from snacking all day so that is a good thing I guess. Anyways, my in-laws came over for dinner and for once I didn't feel like I was being judged. I always have this anxiety of people judging me as a mom and a wife to my family.... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:26:34 EST Purple are kidding me! <img src=""> <BR> Today is the third day of the Detox challenge I joined. My body is so sore. And of course Riverside county is back in the purple. I was so tempted to used that as an excuse not to go to the gym. But, ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:01:52 EST Another day Yesterday I made good food choices, but didn't move enough. Today is another day to do good. So far: good food choices. Called a friend to cheer her up. (She didn't want to talk because she had another friend visiting.), Offered to help my DIL with the baby, but she was at her mom's house. Tried ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:00:58 EST Wednesday Afternoon We have been busy outside. My legs are not healing properly. Keeping focused for success. Hope all are having a great week! Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:48:04 EST Wednesday Back in the office at the church for the next few days. It's kind of nice having my week set up like this. <BR> <BR> Hope your Wednesday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:22:08 EST Not Enough Time For it All At first I was going to blog to ask advice about QUINOA because I now have a 5 pound bag of the stuff. Then I wanted to blog about my new housemate, and also about "MY" idea of clean eating/real food/whole food..all that sorta thing. <BR> <BR> But then as I was checking on a few teams this mor... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:18:07 EST Update Cultivating skillful effort, we learn to distinguish the “right” amount of effort. Not too little. Not too much. Just right. In tune. When we find the right pitch, our practice flourishes. <BR> <BR> —Peter Doobinin, “Skillful Effort” <BR> <BR> This won't be much of a blog because I just lack th... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:16:04 EST My Adventure in Spark land---son passed his test!!! Snow in October makes me wonder what holiday is "It's never to late to be what you might have been." ~George Eliot <BR> <BR> Yesterday on 'Home and Family', I listen to a life coach talk about 2020 is a year many people see as the year of change. He said it's all in our attitude. Many have made huge positives changes this year, He said we ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:08:17 EST Wednesday's Words of Wisdom <img src=""> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 15:07:05 EST THURSDAY TODAY..... My Thursday again..... <BR> I have a very busy day today starting at 9am and will potentially finish around 8pm tonight..... <BR> My own fault that my day is so busy.... <BR> We are away tomorrow afternoon for the weekend.....and I have a young man that I need to connect with so 9am today is it..... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:41:20 EST WEDNESDAY <BR> <BR> <BR> HAPPY HUMP DAY TO ALL SPARK PEOPLE! Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:35:45 EST Boston's recent Covid 19 surge has caused the city to cancel all in-person learning (remote school Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I am thinking of parents of school-aged children today - not only here in Boston but all around the world! I don't know what I'd do if my son were still in school! This is so scary! <BR> <BR> Prayers for everyone, <BR> <img src=" Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:34:31 EST Clear Clear blue skys today Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:34:17 EST Stay at home mom Its so hard trying to lose weight at home with little kids. I walk for one hour a day around the house and watch what I eat, but i feel like I could be doing more but i guess with the hour a day walk and cutting my food intake I'll get there eventually I mean its better then doing nothing and bet... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:33:44 EST DAY ONE. Today is the first day of the rest of my life. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:31:11 EST Sparking Through Virus-Challenged Times! After a mysterious fall off my bicycle this past April (see my blog here: <link><BR>ublic_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6<BR>676203 </link> ) <BR> <BR> I've been both skittish and lazy about getting back on the bike. <BR> <BR> The easiest way to deflect f... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:26:16 EST Slow Cooker Butter Chicken Hello Sparkfamily, Chicken is a fav in my home! Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 3 pounds boneless, skinless chicken breasts, cut into 2-inch pieces <BR> One 6-o... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:18:02 EST Upset DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE <BR> <BR> that is the antibiotic they put my James on. He has been sick for over 2 months so that is what they tried this time. (he still had a MILD infection) A little warning would have been nice. he kept getting worse and worse everyday since being on it!!!!! <BR> <BR> th... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:06:25 EST An October Goal Met Well, I did it. I rode 40 miles yesterday. It was beautiful, and not as hard as I expected it to be. I think that once I'm out there and I find a rhythm, it goes by so quickly and peacefully. I'm sore today, for sure, and am trying a new online pilates class and going for a walk, so I'm not g... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 14:01:15 EST My weigh in Wednesday. From 309 to 286. I try to do this On Wednesdays so I don't go nuts. I have been doing well on my Exercises and Foods. It's hard to be addicted to something you need everyday to live. I'm going to lose 50 pounds at a time untill I hit 135. This is hard, but the changes in my life make much easier ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:25:19 EST Dog food? Is it better to keep dog food bowl in garage or kitchen? I keep water dish in kitchen because it’s easier to refill Wed, 21 Oct 2020 13:09:35 EST A Week of Journaling: Exploring Healthy Swaps Hello Fellow Sparkers! <BR> <BR> So here I am again, pondering yet another piece to my weight loss puzzle. I'm down a smidge n the scale this morning, overall only about 4 lbs since beginning of the month. Better than going in the other direction I guess... and in a positive light, I haven't see... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:24:11 EST SEVERED HAND PIES <em>419</em> <link><BR>s-533528 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>423</em> <em>333</em> <em>431</em> <em>422</em> <em>424</em> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:22:33 EST Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, October 21, 2929 " I live with enthusiasm and give thanks for my life." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie <link> </link> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:17:32 EST just sayin’ … making mistakes <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Thank you to all who wrote on my blog … are you ashamed of dieting??? <BR> <BR> OneKidsMom … cut to the chase for me … And I am not ashamed of trying to eat healthy! <BR> <BR> BAM … why would ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:11:19 EST How the mind works Yesterday after months of not exercising I finally took the first step. It felt great. It amazes me how hard your mind makes that first step. And then once you get started how easy it is to keep going. Yesterday 43 minutes of strength training and physical therapy. Must have worked because my le... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:08:14 EST Why I want to lose more weight <img src=""> <BR> Since joining Spark People I have lost a little over 50 pounds. I have gone from a size 20 to an 8. People say why do you want to lose more weight you are where I want to be? But I am not where I want... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 12:04:29 EST What Happened Wednesday Post surgical let down, is what happened. Once I knew that hubby was fine, I crashed and burned. Hubby iced his back using the towel middle son made in his day program. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Alright a bit gruesome, bu... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:59:27 EST Determination and Tenacity.. That is what will get me the results I seek. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:55:06 EST Day 3 of Intermittent fasting I lost another pound. So far,... this is working for me. 3 pounds in 3 days. <BR> <BR> I eat only within an 8 hour range, then I break for 16. <BR> <BR> This morning I had 3 crepes with strawberries and peanut for breakfast. Man, it was good. <BR> I was hungry. I waited until 9:30 am to eat i... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:43:30 EST Online- Offline <img src=""> First of all, it is very foggy, and warm. We hope for clearing by mid afternoon- we love these autumn walks. Yesterday the stairs to the playing field were busy, the colours so brilliant. One fellow, does... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:43:02 EST VOTING AND DINNER Well, then Hubby came in we left to go vote. We got that done and then Hubby wanted to go eat. We went to a local chicken place that has really good fried chicken. and really reasonable prices. They have a large take out business theree. I had the 2 piece, but only ate one with cream corn an... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:39:16 EST EXERCISE PLAN & Vegan meals 10/21-10/28 Wed 10/21-Exercise 50 min morning/noon-jazzercise & yoga, Breakfast & Coffee done! 24 ounces water. Lunch chicken salad, dinner in the instapot soup! weather-sunny & around 90F. Temps dropping to the 60's by Monday! Exercise an hour with the trainer later <BR> <BR> Thurs 10/22 <BR> <BR> Fri 10/... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:36:34 EST Wednesday October 21, 2020 <BR> Wednesday October 21, 2020 <BR> Journal/log entry <BR> <BR> Weather: gorgeous outside with lots of sunshine. Some clouds up there, but the sun is trying to burn them off. Temp 40 degrees. Very nice out there. <BR> <BR> Tuesday's log: Tuesday went very well. Was very quiet next to ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:35:08 EST October 21 Father's cousin's death anniversary, & the birth anniversary of a cousin who passed away. Son in law told me he will take me to see the fall scene after lunch & so have to be ready for him. Its why doing it earlier today. HAPPY-CATHE posted that one should smile as that is the prettiest thing one... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:28:30 EST Just a Quick Update Sorry I haven't been around much. I'm still struggling along these days. I had my first precancerous skin lesion removal on Friday during lunch time. It was done at the dermatology office by the PA, and it was just a deeper shaving. Similar to the biopsy I had done, but deeper. It didn't hur... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:24:21 EST Under construction <img src="">. My motto! Next week is the arc national convention via zoom. I’m only one voice with one main concern in a one person battle. At times I feel it is a waste of energy and other people’s time, no one rea... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 11:05:14 EST Gold Pastures - 10-21-20 Cyndi Marlowe found some horses with a beautiful backdrop to their pasture: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Seems like sometimes the horses have the best views! <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:49:31 EST Week 23 on my journey <img src=""> Week 23 on my journey on this amazing program I'm on and I lost 71#s. 💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪💪 I'm even getting through my surgery and healing with the scale moving. It isn't easy at times but being consis... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:41:08 EST MY CHRISTMAS CARDS ARE ALL COLORED. Hi everyone. For those of you who may not know it, I love to color. In the adult world I am known as a colorist. (Check out my photos here on spark) Anyway, I have 40 cards and envelopes colored. These cards have a design to color on both the front and back. I have to write our own note of cheer ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:33:55 EST OCT 21 WEDS WELL I THOUGHT IT WOULD BE A QUIET WEEK. FINISHING UP PROJECTS WE STARTED IN SEPT. THEN A CALL FOR SKIN SURGEON MORE SURGERIES, AT FIRST I JUST CRIED THEN OK I CAN DO RHIS THIS WILL BE MY 4 AND 5TH SURGERIES. SO TODAY READING BOOKS ON HEALTHY EATING. i HAVE BEEN ON NUTRISYSTEM ,LOW CARB KETO AND ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:32:06 EST Not new But ... Nope not new here but I need to attempt to try. Unfortunately I am very sick. Not covid but my thyroid is not working so good so i have had just this morning started a higher dose of meds. Then lets not forget I started with a uti almost 3 solid months ago an it has steadly gotten worse. Dr worry... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:32:01 EST Wonderful Wednesday ... Finally a GREAT day yesterday !!! WOOHOO !!! <img src=""> <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... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:28:59 EST The very old Chinese disease, called, "YUNG NO MO" <img src=""> <BR> I wish it was Friday---- because to-day and to-morrow , I am doing "stuff" that I have to do, but it's sorta scary! <BR> Well, this afternoon is not so bad-the car has to go to the dealer to get sno... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:14:04 EST Wednesday’s Words <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:13:33 EST 10/21/20 Road Trip! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Life is like a road trip! Enjoy each day and don't carry too much baggage." <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:12:36 EST Tough Times... Okay, due to Covid-19, our county is "shut down" again, Gym is closed, and some of our parks with trails are even closed. We have the highest rising cases of covid in the state right now, so this is stressful. I am setting up a workout plan for at home. Wildfires have been horrible here, but ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 10:08:32 EST A cloudy day It's a mild weather day here today. It'll be mostly cloudy here today and that is okay with me and my daughter. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! My walk today will be indoors. In the afternoon I'll be doing some dancing. Have a great day, everyone! Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:59:10 EST 2020 HEY SPARKERS DOING OK GREAT WORKOUT WEDNESDAY hey sparkers hope all are doing ok still getting to my goals how about you all i cant do the leg extension laying on machine hurt my hernia so the ab machine also i leave them alone so what are you all doing today let me know cleaning this mornoing after i came back washing now done cleaning my d... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:56:11 EST 10/21/2020 It's about to get rough Today is day 11 of my workout streak. So far, I feel like I am doing great. However, life is starting to go back to "normal," in that overtime is starting up again. Last time we were on overtime, I lost count of how many Saturdays in a row that I worked. The money is nice, but sleep is nice as ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:44:36 EST Wednesday Treadmill and laundry so far. Hopefully a dog walk around dinner time if it stops raining. Have a lovely day. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:40:20 EST Only You Can Change the World! Today is the first day of the rest of your life. Are you satisfied with where you are and the direction you are going? If not, take control of your life and change whatever needs to be changed. You and only you have the power to do this. You can change your world! <BR> Napoleon Hill <BR> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:36:11 EST Enjoying the moment Learning to live in the moment. Which is harder than it seems. When you multi task it is sometimes quite a skill to remain focused on what you are doing. For instance enjoying the trail and nature and not thinking of what you need to be doing. I am trying really hard to learn new behaviors an... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:35:42 EST Hiking- New Hobby? HI Sparkers! <BR> <BR> I went on my first hike yesterday with a friend. It was hard, and fun and the view was incredible! I also peed for the first time ever outside! It was a way out of my comfort zone day, but I loved it! IF the rain holds off I am planning on hiking again today :-) <BR... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:33:15 EST 10/22/2020 I am down to a size 14/16 on top my top is still losing. my bottom is still a size 18. it will get there. I began in 1996 at 395 a size 30W. here I am now in 2020 down to 222 pounds and a 14/16 on top. a size 18w in jeans. I haven't seen a 14/16 since I was 16 years old when I went to Bakersfield... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:32:42 EST Way Maker Sing with me! <link> </link> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:31:59 EST Light bulb moments I still have to fight myself to get out the door. My body temperature can never make up its mind (hot or cold, there is no 'comfortable' for me anymore), clothing that binds or sags, nerve pain/tingles/crawling/ice/fire, sudden bathroom runs, breathing concerns, joint issues, will my route be sa... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:16:50 EST Recommiting Recommiting to the program today & restarting consistency program. Said I would for my recent birthday, so I am Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:16:34 EST Setting the Tone for the Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning All, <BR> <BR> Cheering you on for a productive and successful day. I encourage you to stay focused and keep your eyes on the Finishing Line. <em>381</em> <BR> <BR> Food for Thought: <BR> <BR> Beli... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:05:00 EST CLear out the webs <img src=""> I had it all figured out what I wanted to say today. I woke up to another foggy day (it happens a lot living on a river) and my mind kind of fogged up too. <BR> SO I am changing topics this morning from ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:04:13 EST Quote for Today Thankfulness to God is a recognition that God in His goodness and faithfulness has provided for us and cared for us, both physically and spiritually. It is a recognition that we are totally dependent upon Him; that all that we are and have comes from God. <BR> <BR> Jerry Bridges Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:02:18 EST Bible Verse for Today And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God. <BR> <BR> Romans 12:2 NKJV Wed, 21 Oct 2020 09:01:18 EST I am pleased ... ... with my craft room reorg project. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:47:53 EST Halloween fun <img src=""> <img src=""> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:46:58 EST So this just happened... Still waffling about continuing with Boy Scouts - still not missing it (so why am I waffling? good question). I guess I feel that since I haven't been active even with the virtual meetings and some of the newer parents have been maybe it's time to let them take over (what I do) and just stay in ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:44:58 EST Good Vibes... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning... Hope you have a great day... <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Another rainy day here, but it's very mild out there. 20c. or (70f.) <BR> <BR> I thought you might get a good laugh from... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:44:43 EST WHY OUR METABOLISM DROPS WHEN WE EAT TOO LITTLE Almost all of us have heard not to go below 1200 calories or we hit starvation metabolism and our bodies store everything. But why? <BR> <BR> The body tries to protect us against famine and muscle loss. As we eat less and less, we have less energy to move and do things. We waste our muscle. ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:31:18 EST We have an inheritance awaiting us that eclipses anything this world has to offer (Ephesians 1:7-14) “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who according to His abundant mercy has begotten us again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead” (1 Peter 1:3). <BR> <BR> “To an inheritance incorruptible and undefiled and that does not fade away, reserv... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:31:02 EST What a wonderful world... Good morning friends. Started the day with an awesome workout which was moved indoors due to weather. Came home and changed my mind about breakfast and made stuffed French toast (filling combo of fat free Greek yogurt, roasted BNS (butternut squash) decided I'm going to shorten it from now on..... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:27:09 EST Hi <img src=""> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:18:21 EST Wonderful Wednesday Should be a quiet day of cooking and laundry. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:14:31 EST On the lighter side <img src=""> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 08:09:42 EST My 2020 Vacation pics <img src=""> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:59:48 EST Beginnings <img src=""> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:55:05 EST A man walks into a bookstore. A man walks into a bookstore. He walks around and sees a notebook behind a counter that’s locked in a glass box. <BR> <BR> He asks the cashier what book it is and the cashier says he’d need to get confirmation from the manager. The man asks him to do so. <BR> <BR> Moments later a tall, slender ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:55:02 EST COVID & moving good morning - DS asked my DH to help him drive the rental truck and help move furniture from his BFF house to a storage unit. DS is getting this furniture as a gift from his BFF that died. DH says yes w/o discussing it with me. The problem I have is that 1) COVID - we are in the high-risk g... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:47:55 EST Wear Orange <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Unity Day <BR> Bullying is a pervasive ill that by one measure affects one in five youths. On Unity Day, those who are bullied are shown that they aren't alone when people come together to wear ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:45:53 EST ~WELCOME to a WEIRDly WILD&WISE New Day~ <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> <em>423</em> <em>129</em> <em>423</em> <em>129</em> <em>423</em> <em>129</em> <em>423</em> <BR> <em>423</em> ~Waving Hello~ <BR> ~~ Witching YOU ~~ a ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:42:21 EST Wednesday wishes Long and busy day at work yesterday and will be another today. I wish I could get out of my chair more to walk around for more than one or two minutes at a time. Made for a very light exercise day for me since the fitbit won't count it unless it's at least 10 minutes. <BR> <BR> I wish everyone a... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:31:30 EST Winter weather wants to stay It seems that it will be unusually cold for at least the next week- <BR> almost winter but the calendar says differently. We will get through <BR> this cold snap and hope for a few warmer days. <BR> Hubby and DS harvested the last of the cabbages yesterday and <BR> I have 47 large heads placed on... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:24:16 EST Ask, Seek and Knock. Ask, Seek, Knock. 2 Timothy 2:11-13. October 21 2020 <BR> <BR> ‘If we are faithless, He remains faithful: He cannot deny Himself.” <BR> 2 Timothy 2:13 <BR> <BR> <BR> \Yesterday we talked about how prayer honours God. Today we will look at how prayer makes ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:23:56 EST Happy Wednesday It must be Wednesday, there goes that camel again… It signals the middle of the working week and a day to help others celebrate life... You and only you are accountable for what you extend and give to others, remember one smile not only increases your value but it gives joy to each person you mee... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:11:31 EST Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, October 21, 2020 October 21, 2020 IT’S GOING TO BE OKAY <BR> <BR> When we are dealing with hard times in life, others will tell us that everything is going to be okay. We usually don’t want to hear it because our world is falling apart – but it is true. Hard times come and go over and over again in life. So we n... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:08:24 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY HALLOWEEN 10-21-2020 <img src=""> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 07:04:52 EST Appointment results and next steps: I've had a few days to muse over the information that I received from my Neurosurgeon. Essentially what he told me is that between the cranial settling and Chiari my Medulla Oblongata is being smooshed. He said I don't have CCI/AAI, TCS, or EDS (all comorbid diagnosis that typically appear with C... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:54:34 EST Busy day ahead Today is prep day for tomorrow’s walk-in tub installation. My big linen closet needs to be emptied and the shelves taken out so they can access the pipes. I’ve been collecting boxes for towels and sheets and everything else. My goal is to put back less than I take out. The bathroom counter has t... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:52:22 EST Cardio Sculpt with Jessica Smith today! Wow! I am sweating soooo much! It was only 33 minutes but boy does she pack a punch!!! <BR> <BR> I'd like to thank all those ppl who recommended Jessica Smith to me! Her workouts are really good! Killer! <BR> <BR> And Peanut is sooo adorable!!!! Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:46:50 EST Do it anyway <img src=""> <BR> The weather has been kind of iffy the last few days. I have been letting that stop me from walking and using it as an excuse not to do anything else for exercise. Yesterday I sucked it up and did it a... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:41:38 EST I'm actually losing weight So I stayed off the scale for a week and to my surprise I actually lost 1 pound. That's really exciting. I was sure it was going to say the same thing it did when I put that thing away. I had to step on it a second time to make sure it wasn't a fluke. I never realized how neurotic I had becom... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:37:15 EST THE FEAR OF THE LORD=GOD'S BLO=10/21/2020 The fear of the LORD prolongeth days: but the years of the wicked shall be shortened. Proverbs 10:27 (KJV) ====================================<BR> O GIVE thanks unto the LORD, for (He is) good: for His mercy (endureth)for ever. Psalm 107 (KJV) ************************************<BR>********** B... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:31:12 EST Happy Wednesday Have a great hump day - the rest of the week is all downhill from here. <em>30</em> <BR> <em>386</em> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:22:13 EST THE FEAR OF THE LORD=GOD'S BLOG=10/21/2020 <img src=""> <BR> O GIVE thank unto the LORD, for (He is) good: for His mercy (endureth) for ever. Psalm 107:1 (KJV) <BR> ========================================<BR>== <BR> Be not overcome of evil with good. Romans 12... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:14:06 EST Is there anyone keto doesn't work for? Answer: Yes, me! <BR> <BR> The first week that I did this, I quickly dropped about 7 pounds. Cool right? Since then, I have been bouncing up and down around the same pound. Seriously. Even though every day I am consistently eating less than 1300 calories. And registering between small and moder... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:12:49 EST Wednesday's Laugh - How About Now??? <img src=""> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:07:07 EST Wednesday Weigh-In 153.3 <BR> Yesterday good choices: <BR> I put off getting something from the vending machine for so long that I got nothing at all. <BR> I decided that finding a drive thru with the chocolate I craved was too much of a hassle, and went home and ate one square of 90% and one square of 95% chocolat... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 06:04:44 EST International Nacho Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : <BR> <BR> International Nacho Day: Always October 21 <BR> <BR> National Nacho Day: Always November 6 <BR> <BR> Nachos are extremely popular both with a meal, and as a ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 05:54:19 EST Change <img src=""> <BR> <BR> If every thing is going good for you then trust that saying" If it ant broke don't try to fix it." If what you are doing is not working don't give up on your goal just change what your doing or... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 05:52:52 EST Tue 10/20 tai chi and qigong We went to tai chi practice this morning. After the practice, we had our qigong class. We are learning the tiger form. There are 24 steps. We got through 10. Fourteen more to go. <BR> <BR> It was a rainy day, however, we were able to do our walk at Kekaha. <BR> <BR> Have a great week! <BR> <BR... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 05:44:23 EST Baking Dilemma!/ Happy Wednesday! Good morning fellow Sparkers! Up early with my coffee and having some quiet 'me time.' <em>106</em> I love getting up this early to Spark, journal, and Bible study! This morning my dog, Hope, is grumpily joining me. She keeps groaning at me, lol. <BR> <BR> So, on to my baking dilemma! It is... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 05:19:41 EST Rainy Rest Day <img src=""> <BR> Sometimes I have to remind myself that rest is an important part of the program. I love to move. I know how important movement is. Now I save my rest day for the rainy day. <BR> <img src="http://p... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 05:17:24 EST Joke time If pooping is a call if nature, does that mean farting is a missed call! 🤭 Wed, 21 Oct 2020 05:09:06 EST 10/21/2020 TODAY'S TIP 10/21/2020 TODAY'S TIP <BR> <BR> Swap Your Noodle <BR> <BR> The average American consumes 15.5 pounds of pasta each year—and most of it is the refined white stuff. <BR> What's the trouble with that? This type of noodle is almost completely void of fiber and protein, two vital nutrients for weig... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 04:31:02 EST Yep! LOL! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 03:59:50 EST Mom's going in for chemo today I woke up at 1 am with my head buzzy with a hundred thoughts. I have plenty to do today while my mom's getting her treatment, it's supposed to last 6 hours. I'm going to do her laundry and mine, clean the bathroom, possibly do dishes, exercise - upper body, core, and PT exercises for knee. I'm go... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 03:55:04 EST DON'T LET OTHERS CHANGE WHO YOU ARE <img src=""> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 03:46:22 EST Wednesday, October 21, 2020 I had a good day yesterday I was finally after 3 weeks not severely bloated. I was able to be more active free from the stomach pain and the back pain. When I am severely bloated it really aggravates the arthritis along my spine. <BR> <BR> I have been doing a lot of looking around the site I fo... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 02:54:04 EST Wednesday's Fall colours <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="">... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 02:33:46 EST I'm Gonna Bust This Plateau Even if It Kills Me Day 4 Today was a normal day with normal routines. But I felt a bit overwhelmed because the house is such a mess from construction and being without a kitchen was getting to me a bit. I did make a pretty yummy chicken, yam and kale stew in the crockpot, though. And I discovered that I had made a big... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 02:26:16 EST jokes day 237 Computers can never completely replace humans. They may become capable of artificial intelligence, but they will never master real stupidity. <BR> <BR> A computer is perfectly reliable until the moment you switch it on. <BR> <BR> Have a good Hump Day! <BR> <em>593</em> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 02:07:25 EST 10-20-20 The leg has been bleeding off and on the past couple of days. I'm not very happy about that. Pressure does get it to stop, but it doesn't stay stopped. I don't want to go to the emergency room, because it always quits and stays quit when I'm there. It makes me seen like a panicked old person, see... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 02:01:26 EST Life Today So... It's been just under two years since I last wrote a blog on here. Or really interacted at all. So much has happened in this short time, but I'll try to highlight the important stuff. <BR> <BR> I moved out of my dad's house into my granny's house. She's 85 years old, sharp as a tack, but no... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 02:00:06 EST The Accountant <BR> The Accountant hit the theaters in 2012. It’s a dense story (@ least I thought it was dense - maybe I’m dens. I did like it, thought). Lots of flashbacks, murky photography @ times.”Chris” started out as a high-functioning type of autism. His father, a US Army PSY-OP guy, had Chris ievaluat... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 01:30:46 EST Day 295: That’ Was a Job <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Not to give up under any circumstances should be the motto of our life: we shall try again and again, and we are bound to succeed. There will be obstacles, but we have to defy them. So do not g... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 01:11:12 EST Hope this makes you smile today! Old age is golden, or so I've heard it said, <BR> But sometimes I wonder, as I crawl into bed, <BR> With my ears in a drawer, my teeth in a cup, <BR> My glasses on the table until I get up. <BR> <BR> As sleep dims my vision, I say to myself: <BR> Is there anything else I should lay on the shelf?... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 01:06:13 EST A Most Unusual Fund Raising Banquet Every year our local Crisis Pregnancy Center hosts a really nice banquet with speakers and updates and fresh flowers and everybody is dressed up and it is always a special time.... <BR> <BR> But this year, with severe limitations to the kind of get together that we can legally stage, they decide... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:45:44 EST October 20, 2020: 1,625 steps / 0.7 miles <img src=""> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:37:33 EST Hump Day Happy <img src=""> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:23:56 EST 10/20/2020 Today was emotionally exhausting. But, for reasons that will benefit me later. I was able to get to the gym and squeeze in 30 min. Now I wanna sleep. So off I go. Goodnight! Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:23:16 EST Weather Warmed up to 75 after 68. It is 69 outside and 70 inside. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:19:33 EST Day 132 <img src=""> <BR> My leg muscles were still really sad today... I don't think I did anything unusually grueling in my Sunday workout so I'm a little confused! But I biked to/from work regardless and got in plenty of zo... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:16:05 EST Brrrr Got to the village a little later than planned but knew what I would face in the un-insulated, un-heated (except for my little heater) loom house. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> At least the humidity was right in the middle wh... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:14:57 EST Who To Marry............. <BR> Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. <BR> <BR> As you get older, their conversational skills will be as important as any other. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>337</em> <em>554</em> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 00:11:24 EST Under the weather Wasn't feeling well today, but managed to track all my foods, drink all of my water, and do 10 mins of exercise. Hopefully I feel better tomorrow have a better day! Tue, 20 Oct 2020 23:47:56 EST 102020 moments the new snow thrower worked well. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 23:46:33 EST Water Fast Day 7 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today has been a very nice day. I started out getting groceries, stopping at the pharmacy and then taking a rest with the dogs before settling down with paid work. I definitely had a vie... Tue, 20 Oct 2020 23:45:45 EST 20th of October I had a good day. I rose up early showered dressed and drank 20 0z. of water. I then did my Bible Study My hubby was now dressed and ready to go vote. We arrived at our destination and voting went smoothly with no hassles. We came home and I became motivated to complete my goal of drinking 64 oz.... Tue, 20 Oct 2020 23:31:10 EST Made up for yesterday Today I awoke after a solid a great night sleep. I felt refreshed and ready to take on the world. <BR> <BR> I went out early and did a 5 mile power walk./run and then after dinner took 2 of our 3 dogs out for a power walk but just 1.5 miles as it was getting dark already. I decided to get my str... Tue, 20 Oct 2020 23:28:36 EST How to exercise in chilly weather???! <img src=""> <BR> I may sound really stupid but I'm not sure how to exercise in chilly and eventually freezing cold weather. When I was (rarely) motivated to work out in the past I could go to the gym. Not possible f... Tue, 20 Oct 2020 23:25:01 EST Snow blog I had hoped to share our first snow day with you all earlier but trying to get the pictures off the phone had me very puzzled. See, I don't have an iPhone! Microsoft give all instructions for iPhone. SO finally was able to download (or upload) some "beautiful" pictures. <BR> <BR> This is a ver... Tue, 20 Oct 2020 23:21:26 EST Some days! Beautiful day and took my Montero in to get the light switch installed in the column. There was a cloud of dust for miles as we went to the shop and then back from all the soybeans being cut and then dumped from the combine into the portable bin and then emptied into the semis at the turn rows t... Tue, 20 Oct 2020 23:12:35 EST My Week 2 badges Had a few hiccups this week. But here are my badges for the week... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="h... Tue, 20 Oct 2020 23:11:40 EST Day 1 - St. Jude Novena Here are the prayers for today: <BR> Day 1 - St. Jude Novena <BR> (Audio/Video Version) <BR> In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> Most holy St. Jude – apostle, martyr and friend of Jesus, today I ask that you pray for me and my intentions! <BR> <BR>... Tue, 20 Oct 2020 23:01:51 EST Tuesday.... Hope you had a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Tue, 20 Oct 2020 22:53:29 EST 10202020 10202020 has been circling inside my consciousness since the year 2020 began its tumultuous reign. By 10202020, the cancer treatments will be over. By 10202020, the cancer will be forever gone! By 10202020, I will be completely healthy. No one will remember the car crash. I will be able to f... Tue, 20 Oct 2020 22:41:36 EST More naughty behavior My in-laws are downsizing and moving from their large rural home to a smaller home in the suburbs. They cannot afford to purchase a new home until they sell their old one, and the old one is currently too trashed to sell. in-laws are living with my sister-in-law and my husband and I hav... Tue, 20 Oct 2020 22:40:40 EST Prep and a pic 25 minute walk <BR> <BR> Prepped some rice dishes. Made lasagna for the rest of the family. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is Ozzy. He is the sweetest little guy. Tue, 20 Oct 2020 22:29:02 EST And so it begins.... So.....I have to admit I am not the greatest at being healthy. I love food. I LOVE LOVE LOVE food. I do not like working out. Exercise is not my thing. I am over weight with so much body fat I don't understand my own body anymore. It feels awful and yet when I move it feels even worse. Rolls stop... Tue, 20 Oct 2020 22:25:12 EST MANDELA <img src=""> Tue, 20 Oct 2020 22:02:45 EST 10/20/2020 <img src=""> 🌤️. Walk x3, 2 of 10 core and lower body workout, 3 of 10 squats and calf raises, Wii sports and marching in place, 3 of 5 standing quad stretch, and chair yoga. 17,000+ steps. Had a great day. Calories a... Tue, 20 Oct 2020 22:01:48 EST AH Kindness <img src=""> Tue, 20 Oct 2020 21:58:40 EST Down 2lbs since Saturdays weigh-in ...and I feel great! In super happy and excited, looking forward to a few extra ounces to come off before this Saturday's weigh-in:)! Tue, 20 Oct 2020 21:55:06 EST