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 So good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577883 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/61a9f1b1-44f2-48c6-ba15-650e2d6aa374.jpg"> <BR> Went food yesterday and bought this... I was expecting it to be blah but it was SO good!!! And only 160 calories, low sugar, low fat, has protein and fiber! I'll definitely be getting more?? Who's tri... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:58:04 EST Week 4 A&I blog - Take a Walk in the Park Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577882 This week for the Aspire & Inspire Buddy Support Group Challenge one of the blogs we were asked to do is about Take a Walk in the Park Day. March 30 is Take a Walk in the Park Day. Go take a walk in a local park and share some photos. <BR> <BR> I haven't taken a walk in the park so far this yea... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:57:39 EST No arrest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577881 Now won’t be until Thursday! Another prosecutor looked at the evidence as a defense attorney and found some holes in the case that need to be closed before the evidence is turned over. One of the witnesses had a different date than we had and I need to be 100% sure and how can I prove it? Thank... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:49:34 EST Just sharing the beauty of the Juneau ice caves http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577879 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e15be307-8580-4f62-ad75-a67d398a7907.jpg"> <BR> Wanted to enable other spark peoples the opportunity to see the Mendenhall Glacier ice caves from the inside and underneath the Glacier located in Juneau Alaska. Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:32:54 EST 25th March http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577878 Today's task was to do a body-scan: "Mentally scan down your body and notice what it is feeling" <BR> <BR> I was fortunate to be able to get to a yoga class today - which always ends with a nice relaxation - so that was a good start! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e40377e... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:20:46 EST Walked on the treadmill http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577876 Back on track. Eating right and now xercising. Feels so good Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:15:39 EST Daily eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577874 My daily eating habits have changed drastically Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:04:24 EST LLC 3/25/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577873 After taking a little walk and making a good choice at breakfast I stopped by the Chiropractors office to get an adjustment. He actually noticed that I'd lost weight! Talk about Motivation Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:02:21 EST Facebook memories being mean this weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577872 I suppose that depends on how you look at it, really. After all, the memories Facebook showed me yesterday and today were from 6 years ago, and highlighted a really fantastic weekend of concerts. Locally, 6 years and a day ago, I went to the Token Lounge in Westland, a half hour away, and saw the... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 15:00:12 EST 2019 Spring 5% Challenge to start on April 6th, not too late to join! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577871 2019 Spring 5% Challenge! <BR> <BR> This is your invitation! Are you looking for a way to get fit, lose weight, and have fun along the way? Check out the 2019 Spring 5% Challenge! Team members will work towards losing 5% of their starting weight in 8 weeks by participating in team challenges tha... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:55:35 EST Monday Positivity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577870 Hi Sparkfriends! <BR> <BR> A fresh new week is upon us. I'm feeling focused and strong. I get inspiration from each of you here. I hope you ALL have a great week! <BR> I made my binge-busting calendar. I somehow escaped my last episode unscathed. Somehow. I'm delighted that my weigh in today w... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:52:54 EST Day 3! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577869 Today is day 3 of my journey. <BR> <BR> I was busy yesterday so didn't get to blog but it was a great day. The husband and I went to the park and did the 2-mile path. I did so much better than I did last week with it. I was not breathing as heavy, my heart rate didn't go crazy and we moved a li... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:48:16 EST News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577867 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/88e6f640-361f-415d-a8f1-04fe8585c4d5.png"> <BR> Bewildered at why I ever read the news! Today's stories: findings of toxic chemical spills causing baby defects, avocado recall due to listeria (one of the few which grows in the fridge so everythin... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:12:25 EST Feeling Much Better, Ready to Start Strengthening & Toning Exercises http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577866 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4e6196d2-323e-46a9-93d5-239049084b8a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've been feeling pretty cruddy the last few weeks, and even though I wanted to exercise, I could not make myself do it. My lupus was flaring, I was exhaustedly tired all the time and more than ... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:01:55 EST Amish Cheese House in Chouteau, OK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577865 If you're looking for something to do either for a day trip or are traveling through Oklahoma, I recommend stopping at the Amish Cheese House. Be warned that it isn't a good place for those trying to loose weight. LOL They have cheeses, deli meats, homemade ice cream, bulk food for baking & spice... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:01:54 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577864 It was nice to get an outside run in this morning. Temps will be cooling with rain throughout the week, so I am not sure how often I will be able to get outside. <BR> <BR> Hope you are having a great start to your week. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 25 Mar 2019 14:00:20 EST Words of Wisdom? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577863 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/98f4f4f2-1030-45a7-8a94-9f43999623e0.jpg"> <BR> More like Mixed Messaging....😕 Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:52:36 EST Weekend success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577862 Thanks for encouraging words! I've had a busy church weekend. Saturday was the annual chili and pie auction and yesterday was a reception for a couple moving away. While I did eat one bowl of soup, a roll and dessert I did not eat nearly as much as I usually do at church functions. A slice o... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:48:20 EST Two Pounds Down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577861 I am down 2 lbs! This is a celebration <em>104</em> <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> But,,,,,,even though I am happy with any pounds down, I know that it could have been better based on my weight and how much I have to go. So I am reviewing what I did last week and making commitments to myself of w... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:40:11 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577859 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c216a4d-ac74-4515-8f00-c447f5c16ef3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, yesterday was kind of a funky day for me so I thought I needed to pull up my socks and get on with things today. I had "comfort" food Saturday evening and did not eat as well as I should ... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:33:08 EST Fun in the Snow - 3-25-19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577858 Our 8-yr-old grandson is on the mountain taking ski lessons all week, and the only ones I can imagine having MORE fun in the snow are dogs! Wesley Park's dog seems to be smiling after a hike on Emerald Mountain: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0e69a250-2261-4761-ae8e-... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:18:24 EST Checkpoint and next phase http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577857 Went to the doctor this morning for the followup lipid panel. Remember back in December when he wanted to put me on a statin drug and I said no? I went in and got the blood draw last Thursday, then today went in for the discussion of both the calcium scoring test we had done and the new lab res... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:17:32 EST Catching up in March http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577856 I've been doing a massive amount of work out in the yard this month, built a baby chick coop, a standing sieve, set up the kids soccer net, basket ball hoop, 2 tee ball stands, moving the fire pit, landscaping, cleaning the house, making a closed in garage into an indoor playroom for the kids (re... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:14:20 EST Reasons for Sleepless on an Memory Foam Mattress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577855 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/21cb3509-65ed-4ee1-8d22-3fa1c5e94162.jpg"> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:09:03 EST Nutrition, Fitness and Social Media - Where did the bullies come from? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577854 I've been thinking a lot lately about peoples views and perceptions. Specifically how society views health, fitness, nutrition, etc, especially on Social Media. A lot of topics have really been spinning around in my mind and I wanted to get them out. So congratulations - you are the proud winner ... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 13:02:40 EST 3/25/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577853 the day started out not too bad but this afternoon it really felt like spring has sprung. Got in a nice leisurely 2 hour walk. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4580083d-f518-49c0-aa31-d6e5dd73bbf6.JPG"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb20997b-a8e4-49fd-961a-3ebee7... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:58:24 EST Day 84: Monday Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577852 Well, yesterday turned out to be a long day. My plan was to get into work well before noon, then come home at 4 so we could all head to the gym together. But Jamie slept in really late and I didn't want to leave before he got up, then I had to run a couple errands, so I didn't get in till after... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:54:28 EST Lowest weight since entering high school http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577851 Wow, I'm 81 and this morning was the all time new lowest weight in my adult life of 67 years. Who thought all this could happen with my daily serving of ice cream? Since December 28, that's a 30 lb loss. From my highest weight in 1998, that is a loss of 84.5 lbs. I'm almost ready to enter the mai... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:54:25 EST ~Learning your body type~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577850 I've often wondered what body type I had. I'm not talking about if I'm pear, apple or just a huge blob. I've never figured that out. I think I'm a mix between apple and pear. I think my body just holds fat where it wants to. <BR> <BR> So, what do I mean by body type? I'm talking about how your ... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:50:37 EST Tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577849 Monday and I have finished a long weekend of work. Guests at the B&B. A swim and board games party for a local group that was not well attended which meant actually more work for me to "entertain". Then swim, board games and dinner for my family and stay "up" because my daughter is in the mids... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:49:20 EST Truth. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577848 Every day, more stuff comes into our lives: stuff in our houses, stuff on our calendars, stuff on our minds. All that stuff gets in the way of where we really want to go and who we really want to be—it’s time to make a change and it is up to you. <BR> <BR> This morning I had a few minutes to rea... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:47:20 EST Isaiah 40:29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577847 He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:42:04 EST The Definition of Insanity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577844 It has been said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over expecting different results. I guess that makes me officially insane, because I keep coming back here and starting over believing it will be different this time. <BR> <BR> My timing for my current bout of insa... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:36:56 EST On the lighter side http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577843 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2457150b-64de-4f8b-add6-4b0f6efe41b9.jpg"> <BR> <em>198</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <em>386</em> Sparkers Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:36:10 EST A Little Scared http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577842 Well I just found that I am prediabetic. I have to start losing weight and I know I am in the right place for help right now my main issue is motivation and focus. I know I have to give up my soda (I rather give it up then go to diet soda which fake sugar is worse for you then the real stuff). ... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:35:05 EST 144.36 workout miles so far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577841 This year I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk, run, and swim during workouts. I'd like to start biking too, maybe later in the year. <BR> <BR> Walk: 126.95 miles <BR> Run: 9.21 miles - rookie running program week 2 <BR> Swim: 8.2 miles (14400 yards) <BR> Bike: 0 miles <BR> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:29:43 EST Lent: Day 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577840 It's amazing how something as small as setting aside a particular tool reveals so much. Between the concussion and having become far too dependant on the scale and having allowed myself to get far too busy for various reason (all good and valid but still) I am discovering that I have completely f... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:27:42 EST Refocus & rewriting the script. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577839 When I started back down the weightloss/ take car of my health journey last fall, I opted to try another on-line program. I had success with it, losing 40 lbs. I'm at the mid point of my long term goal, and went in to maintenance mode for a bit due to a very busy time at work. In trying to back... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:25:54 EST Day 84: Embrace the Change (quotes) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577838 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8ddb7ef9-c665-4567-8b55-5624df336dc4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/071a6c4b-57be-4161-ad31-d55bf22ee908.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4fcea3c6-c62c-41c3-984e-ca82115f1959.jpg">... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:21:55 EST a full weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577835 Don't you just love it when the weekend is packed full of activity? For me, it makes Mondays do-able to have had a full weekend. I'm ready to buckle down and get things done. <BR> <BR> I made time to sit outside and soak up a little morning sunshine while writing, then went riding for the rest o... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:15:41 EST A New Plan??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577834 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd7106a2-ec1e-4945-af9b-58e18eadfb6c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I spent the last 24hrs. trying to figure out a new plan that covered my meds, some spark time, and other things to make me feel useful and busy. I'm happier with a plan that works and I have to... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:14:11 EST Other Achievements (not just on the scale) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577833 I weigh myself every day. <BR> <BR> Yes, I know -- SparkPeople recommends 1x per week. But for me -- I have more accountability if I step on that scale every single day. <BR> <BR> I'll admit that sometimes it's frustrating when I see my weight go UP 1-2 pounds when I KNOW that I've been tota... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 12:01:15 EST Another Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577832 I'm here to live another Monday! <BR> <BR> It was really hard to get out of bed this morning, ended up being a little late for work but the good thing is that no one watches my time-in and time-out... perks of being a salary employee. <BR> <BR> We had a nice break in the rain over the weekend. ... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:56:27 EST Enchanting Evora and Seville http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577831 We traveled to the historical city of Evora in Portugal, which is a UNESCO historic site. The Roman ruins are dramatic. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/946bb52e-1dd3-4721-8afd-700cdd4e2a57.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/11995611-aa08... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:55:38 EST Day 3 of low carb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577829 Woke up at 6:30. Weighed in at 296.0, down 2.2 lbs. My BP was 110/71, HR 72, and my BG level was 213 mg/dl, down another 30 pts., as I burn off stored glucose. Ate breakfast of 4 large eggs w/butter. <BR> <BR> Today I went to the gym for the first time in about a year. I walked 7.5 minutes at 2... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:37:18 EST Not steppin' on those scales today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577828 Well, I was doing so well. And then...G got a bread machine. Oy vey! Bread. My kryptonite. <BR> <BR> He is experimenting with various recipes, including sourdough, which doesn't require a machine, but is sheer alchemy. Every single loaf is a masterpiece and the aroma of baking bread permeat... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:31:42 EST Day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577827 I'm quite pleased with myself. I have stuck with this for 5 consecutive days. Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:29:28 EST 2019 BEAST MODE MONDAY WHERE EVERYBODY AT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577826 hey sparkes hope all are doing ok i was in beast mode this morning at the gym gpoing hard what were you all doing i have to push so much stress but i am doing better with bsl and feeling better been working hard on the step ups with my cardio and the battle ropes i have tried to be consistent i b... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:27:54 EST Our snow is melting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577825 I put in a call to the concrete company for an estimate on my driveway,etc. I hope they can get here after the next snow in the next couple days. .. <BR> <BR> Next project is checking out cars at the dealership.. I know exactly what I want, the cost and specs. Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:22:59 EST A new week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577824 Well, I missed a few days. Last week proved to be a challenge that went from one extreme to the other. Work started out well but then there was a personal issue, not mine, that needed tending to and then working the weekend. I really need to plan and be consistent! Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:18:50 EST Ongoing Healing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577822 I find myself pondering words spoken by the first chiropractor that treated me nearly 40 years ago. He told me that I may feel worse before I began to feel better. He was right. <BR> <BR> The adjustment left me feeling like some nerves had been reawakened which meant I was more aware of the pa... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:17:02 EST It's working http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577820 Had great news at weigh-in today. This is the last Monday in March and hadn't been doing so great this month as had a net gain of 0.2 until today. I lost 5 # this week which is the most I have lost in any week since starting last May. That keeps the loss in 2019 at over a pound a week and aver... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:10:03 EST Spring 5% Challenge is Coming!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577819 As I sit here this a.m., with my delicious cup of coffee, the sun is streaming through the dog drooled window (ugh, this could be so romanticised if it were for the nose prints) It is lovely, though, the weather is warming, bring us to a season of shorts and sleeveless tops and bathing suits. Day... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:07:49 EST I Am Not Giving Up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577818 Some people might get discouraged if they were in my shoes..... I placed membership with SP Feb 1, 2010 at the weight of 345. That is the highest number caught on the scales anyway. <BR> <BR> What I am getting at is this..... <BR> <BR> I am sitting at 315 pounds this week, that's a loss of 30 p... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:06:26 EST Be real http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577816 <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb3dcfe9-bdb5-4389-9ec7-eb376ed39d32.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Excavated another sector of my brain junk over the weekend. Hubby and I had a long, long talk about a bunch of stuff that we had been postponing talking about - for example, he brought up... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:00:33 EST Day 13: Text someone and tell them why you’re grateful for them. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577815 My text to my sister: <BR> <BR> Our Daily Gratitude ‘task’ is to text someone and tell them why we’re grateful for them. As you can guess, this is a no-brainer... What is there not to be grateful for? You are not only my ‘big’ sis, but my mentor and confidant. I have always looked up to you and ... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:57:29 EST I'm going to be a little bit selfish... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577813 It's only March and this has already been a tough year. <BR> <BR> January 22nd my youngest, Aaron (then 17 months) had a seizure. He stopped breathing at one point, my husband gave him a rescue breath. Paramedics arrived. I went with my little guy while my husband called his mom and waited for... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:48:00 EST Poisoning in Dogs – What You Should Know http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577812 <link>www.petplace.com/article/dogs/first-<BR>aid-for-dogs/poisoning-dogs-know/#utm_<BR>source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm<BR>_campaign=dog </link> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:46:44 EST Happy Anniversary Gary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577811 today is our Anniversary. <BR> <BR> I want to thank my husband for the years of support and love he has given me.. <BR> He helped me loose the 210 pounds with his continued support and encouragement...and to this day he will tell me things I need to hear... <BR> <BR> He loves me no matter what,... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:44:38 EST it's monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577810 i had a great weekend. i will be heading to the gym after lunch today to get in a mix of cardio and strength training exercises. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone! Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:40:41 EST Kitchen Remodel v http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577809 Well here we are in week 4 cabinets are all in and doors done with cabinet pulls on. I wanted simple and east to clean pulls. I can't believe some of the pulls people whould think to put on and how hard they would be to keep clean!! <BR> so here is the tall pantry side <BR> <img src="http://ph... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:37:44 EST National Women’s History Alliance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577808 The National Women’s History Alliance formerly, the National Women’s History Project, is a leader in promoting Women’s History and is committed to the goals of education, empowerment, equality, and inclusion. The theme for 2019 is “Visionary Women: Champions of Peace & Nonviolence.” <BR> <BR>... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:34:41 EST Who's Your Daddy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577807 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8c9f1535-5dd8-4ad7-a21c-67d09b305d7d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Kindergarten screening is coming up. So far, we have 3 coming that not only don't know their last names, but mom doesn't want the school to tell them, because it didn't come from any of the men... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:32:55 EST Second day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577806 Hey everyone! Just started my second day back on Sparkpeople. Has been several years. Since I was on here last I have had a kidney transplant in 2014 that was perfect! Until a year and a half ago. Transplanted kidney is now having problems. Doc put me back on prednisone and I have gained 20 pound... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:18:03 EST Warm...Warm... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577805 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/14842cb5-c897-4d9d-b074-10b25e5b046b.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2b589550-9b7b-4ade-ab67-2a31b7e5cf2e.jpg"> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:14:57 EST My journey so far.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577804 I must say. Logging my eating again after so long of not keeping up with it is eye opening. <BR> <BR> It's not that I have been eating especially bad things and now it's documented, but ALL I mentally want to eat is the bad stuff. It's exhausting, as all I can think of is fast food, soda, desse... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:14:03 EST Word. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577803 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/14f5e5a7-59fb-47ac-9ef6-b03e5f73a07d.jpg"> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:13:20 EST Inspite of everything, life is good-because we Spark! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577802 I have begun this blog 3 times- <BR> Each time a child appears-or a dog-or Himself---or our daughter--- <BR> Life here this week is pretty busy yu see, right now- <BR> Our daughter is visiting with her 2 children- <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8cfd8348-ae78-4a0b-ab49-a85b2... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:09:29 EST Why can't I do this - WHY ? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577801 I have knows since Jan 1 I need a full knee replacement and in order to do this I have to lose 18 pounds. In reality, that is not a lot but I cant do it. I cant get myself to the gym, I am NOT eating right and I am becoming more and more depressed and more and more in PAIN. I take NO pain med ... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 10:01:53 EST Day 84: Today’s Recipe – 4-Ingredient Frozen Yogurt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577800 With just four all-natural ingredients, you can really feel good about making this frozen yogurt recipe! <BR> You can also substitute any fruit puree of your choice when strawberries are out of season. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f143d4e6-6506-4e83-9d32-a357e4abef... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:58:34 EST Persistence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577799 So long as there is breath in me, that long I will persist. For now I know one of the greatest principles on success; if I persist long enough I will win. <BR> Og Mandino <BR> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:57:35 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577798 1d@t Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:55:16 EST Day 84: It's Crunch Time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577797 Work your inner thighs and abs at the same time? Talk about multitasking! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/855c122a-d5b6-49f5-b7d7-a8748a0e2312.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Reverse Crunch with Ball <BR> <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/exerc... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:51:30 EST Too early http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577796 Well I woke at 5am today and was starving by 7 so I ate an apple with peanut butter but now I have to wait til my lunch time at 1 to eat again, don't know if I can make it lol Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:43:07 EST one foot in front of the other foot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577795 Well, today is the first day of my last week working in child care. I promised the center director (who is a truly awesome woman whom I am really going to miss) that I would stick by the center through the end of the month, and they really need my help this week because they haven’t replaced the... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:37:28 EST Confession . . .The struggle is real. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577794 2012 -- Started eating WFPB and the weight started coming off. <BR> <BR> 2014 -- my lowest weight in many, many years. I was happy and energetic. I was back in a size 10. I loved it! Shopping was fun again. I dressed better and more stylish than I had in years. <BR> <BR> 2016 -- my husband ... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:37:09 EST Monday motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577793 Last night before bed I say done and started a list of things I wanted to get done this week. I will continue to add to it as I finish things. Let's see how long I can get this list and how many things I can do Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:35:55 EST Great Start Monday, & Healthy Living lecture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577792 Monday, a new day, new start. <BR> When I wake up, I always smile, take deep breath and get up. <BR> First beverage of the day, water with lemon slice in my “ Smile glass”; pick a glass for you that makes you smile. <BR> Fresh fruit bowl: Today’s fruit is sliced bananas, Bartlett pear, and gre... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:34:39 EST Midnight Snacks will get me in the end! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577791 I'm not happy with myself today. I'll be honest here, and it's hard. My children have been estranged from me for many years. I have grandchildren I'll never see. It's very hard to say that, knowing that I'll be judged by people that have no inkling of the circumstances. <BR> <BR> Why am I tellin... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:33:36 EST Potholes... huh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577790 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7bdf704c-392f-413f-a47d-56a0f3f5b33e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4ee6b466-d66a-47c0-9d39-7000e2a6292d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Our winter's are so hard on the roads... potholes abound. <BR> <BR> But now it's road cons... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:32:59 EST Daily Highlight 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577789 Highlight- <BR> DH and I planned our meals for the week together. <BR> <BR> Gratitude- <BR> The pain management class will help me move forward. Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:18:42 EST Weigh-in Results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577788 Wow, feels a little weird to be doing this again! But here we are. And instead of being like those food bloggers who hide the recipe under 6 paragraphs and 10 photos, I'll give you the goods right up top. <BR> <BR> Starting weight: 200lb (gulp!) <BR> Today's weight: 196 <BR> Goal weight: 160 <B... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:15:49 EST 03/25/19 Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577787 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ad6fb488-baa5-4ce8-b3ef-d418b2b67a5c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Sometimes, our only source of power are the thoughts we believe. No one can take what's inside your mind." <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/33fd53c4-58bf-4292-... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:13:49 EST My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 234 out of 365 days...Spring Hygge box for a friend or youself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577786 <em>87</em> Happy Spring!!! <BR> <BR> <em>407</em> #5 of the 31 Spring Hygge idea to rejuvenate your soul is: Hygge box. <BR> <BR> Now if you are like me, you are asking: What is Hygge? The best description I could find was: Hygge is taking the time to slow down, enjoy simple things and a... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:08:47 EST I Got This! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577785 My weight loss journey has been quite a roller coaster ride. From Medifast, to WW, I even had bariatric surgery, which was very successful. But even with the 120lbs lost with surgery, the struggle is real. All I can do is keep trying, so... <BR> I GOT THIS!!! Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:56:40 EST Today's motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577784 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f1b6b68c-eac6-4c58-89d2-95a9fa0d7cc9.jpg"> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:50:32 EST ~Welcome to a LOVEly New Day~ ~MARVELous MOONday~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577783 <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5525903f-9b17-4c5f-b17b-8a3f4683386f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>432</em> <em>436</em> <em>434</em> <em>433</em> <em>433</em> <em>434</em> <em>436</em> <em>432</em> <BR> <em>185</em> ~ Waving Hello ~ <BR> ~~~ Wishin... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:49:44 EST Miraculous Monday !!! Yesterday was a quiet day, and well .. everyone has to have one occasionally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577782 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8fb92fd1-537c-4906-916a-03d82cb37f2d.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... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:48:55 EST A walk and a fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577781 I barely slept last night on my walk yesterday, which was awesome until the last block, when I fell spectacularly. I'm okay except that my face broke my fall, I have a very swollen nose and am going to have some bruising. It's amazing how much blood comes out of a nose.. <BR> <BR> The kids are... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:46:01 EST Why so many roadblocks to exercise? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577780 Not sure why I’m being so resistant to exercise. It’s just a habit that’s good. I’m eating clean. I’m tracking what I eat. I’m dedicated to that. I’ve lost weight. But exercise?The Fitbit is helping some. I’ve increased my steps by 1000 after hitting my first goal. I set up my wii balance boar... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:45:16 EST Day 1 ~~ And so it begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577779 My faith and relationship with Christ is the most important thing in my life. The other day God put it on my heart to begin a year long Daniel fast. I will be following a raw/plant-based diet, with a cooked vegan dinner. I am fasting for two very specific reasons (personal). This fast is not a... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:42:09 EST Sad Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577778 Tough day. Our dog died suddenly for no apparent reason. A sad day for sure. Little Gwen is still asleep. She will be heartbroken. <BR> <BR> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:41:54 EST Groceries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577777 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f26935f5-8933-48a1-8f51-66f69e3f166a.jpg"> <BR> whole grains: <BR> high fiber choices- 9+grams fiber serving <BR> <BR> proteins: <BR> lean yogurt, milk, whole egg, seafood/fish, poultry <BR> <BR> fat: <BR> raw nuts, plant oils, avocado <BR> <... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:41:52 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577776 Exercise complete. Won't be able to do yardwork today as it is rainy and very windy. Will think of something productive to do. Have a lovely Monday. Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:38:06 EST March 25-31 Workout Schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577775 Monday - Kickin It With Keaira <BR> <BR> Tuesday - BHT <BR> <BR> Wednesday - Cardio Sculpt <BR> <BR> Thursday - Supreme Stretch, Bowling <BR> <BR> Friday - Kickin It With Keaira <BR> <BR> Saturday - BHT <BR> <BR> Sunday - Meditation Yoga Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:37:45 EST 3/25/19 Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened. Dr. Seuss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577774 <BR> Quote of the Day <BR> Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness. <BR> H. Jackson Brown, Jr. <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> A heart is not judged by how much you love, but by how much you are loved by others. <BR> Frank M... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:37:07 EST March 18-24 In Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577773 I got 6 out of 7 days of working out in. I used the one rest day due to my knee acting up after my Friday workout. I did my first 5K since my knee surgery in October. It was the first time jogging on it and it wasn't used to it. I used the next day as a recovery day for it. <BR> <BR> My eating w... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:36:49 EST New week.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577771 New week. More motivation. Enjoy!! Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:20:16 EST Love like crazy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577768 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b8211adb-da11-41c9-ab26-40ad4d7cd750.jpg"> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:13:11 EST Weekend whirlwind... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577767 Wow...made it through a crazy busy weekend, relatively unscathed... Dancing seemed to be the only form of exercise.. both Saturday and Sunday night.. two entirely different scenarios.. Saturday at the venison dinner then last night at the Toby Mac hits deep tour.. the music spoke to me in differe... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:09:25 EST Pop or Soda whatever you call it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577766 I have been drinking pop, since I was a kid.I have been hooked on it since the beginning! First 30 yrs. I was on sugary pop. Mine was Pepsi still is. Around the age of 40 yrs. I started drinking diet Pepsi. Now 58 yrs. I'm figuring out how unhealthy my friend pop is.Thanks only to Spark. I'm bu... Mon, 25 Mar 2019 08:03:28 EST Falling in love!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6577765 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aef79d7c-051f-4825-8397-7c20bf159799.jpg"> Falling in love with Jesus is the best thing I’ve ever, ever done!!! Mon, 25 Mar 2019 07:46:22 EST 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 today, but I am also going to do a... 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=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