SparkPeople Member Blogs These are the most recent public blog entries from SparkPeople Members. SparkPeople Member Blogs TRYING TO GET BACK AGAIN. BIBLE VERSE FOR WEDNESDAY ALWAYS THERE <BR> <BR> Then Jesus arose and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, "Peace, be still." And the wind ceased and threre was a great calm <BR> Mark 4:39 Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:27:07 EST It's been so long! Lot's of stuff has happen and I won't bore you with most of it. I've been keeping busy going to the gym four times a week. I have a great workout partner! She has lost over 100 lbs and is a great motivation for me. I have lost 25 lbs this year and feel so much better. <BR> <BR> I have been d... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:17:41 EST Starting To Get Back Into It Whew, what a whirlwind since I have signed back up to SparkPeople. I went to my doctor yesterday, and I am 279 now. I averaged between 280 to 290 at times, so this has really motivated me that I am going in the right direction. <BR> <BR> <BR> I spent some time adding introductions and going th... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:24:21 EST Wednesday <img src=""> Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:21:09 EST My visit from the Junk guys My first experience with 1-800-GOT-JUNK in 2018 involved a good deal of "sticker shock". Fair warning, if anyone is considering hiring them, they will not tell you until their truck is on site what it's going to cost you. This is because they charge based on how much of their truck your junk wi... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:10:50 EST Cards I've addressed several Christmas cards today. <BR> It's always a couple day joy for me as I recall each person with a smile. <BR> There are several friends on SPARK also that I like interacting with. Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:02:59 EST Blogmas Day 11: A break from shopping...for one day at least.... It's Wednesday, mid week! Kind of a blah day but I've been so busy every day, I'm glad to have a nice day with not much going on. The only thing I'm doing to day is wrapping gifts, my normal mom duties, and getting some work done. No extra shopping/errands for today. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> <... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 14:00:51 EST Wednesday word ... Effulgent Effulgent <BR> if-UHL-juhnt <BR> Part of speech: adjective <BR> Origin: Latin, mid-18th century <BR> <BR> <BR> 1 <BR> Glowing with a radiant light <BR> 2 <BR> Shining as if coming from a light <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Examples of Effulgent in a sentence <BR> <BR> "The spotlight shot its ef... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:55:01 EST I will get back to my topic... after this little guy gets well. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Rescued him from a bad situation on Nov 14th, and he's been sick ever since. He's having bad reactions to doggie cough meds, so last night was RUFF. N... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:52:56 EST Daily Highlight 283 - Freshly Fallen Snow Highlight - <BR> Awaking to sparkling snow. Love how snow dampens sounds, making the world quieter. It seems a softer, gentler place. (except when the plows come through) The sun shining and the bright blue sky chases the doldrums away and renews my spirit. <BR> <em>444</em> <BR> A bit of ... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:41:33 EST My Adventure in Spark Land...Day 130 of Doing the New: Studying Mary's Treasure and what I leaned a Luke 2:19 "But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart." <BR> <BR> I have on my phone the 'You Vision Bible' App. At the beginning of December the app encouraged us to do a Christmas Challenge. After looking at every thing the offered that lasted up to a week, I choic... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:39:44 EST So much running through my mind. Life is busy but that is a good thing. My grandma, the wise lady, always said that when you stop doing things, so does your body. So keeping busy is very healthy. I find myself going to bed earlier each night as I'm trying to sleep more. I now work the early shift so I must get up earlier eve... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:10:07 EST SMILE OF THE DAY <BR> Me: What's the wifi password? <BR> <BR> Bartender: You need to buy a drink first <BR> <BR> Me: Okay, I'll have a coke. <BR> <BR> Bartender: Is Pepsi okay? <BR> <BR> Me: Sure. How much is that? <BR> <BR> Bartender: $3. <BR> <BR> Me: There you go. So what's the wifi password? <BR> <BR>... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 13:08:14 EST Happy hump day Happy hump day Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:56:33 EST Pedometers Really Do Their Thing Months ago, I lost my zillionth pedometer. I, however, did not think I really needed one "after all". So, I did not buy another. <BR> <BR> My diet stayed the same. That was the only good thing. My weight soared up. <BR> <BR> With a pedometer, I challenge myself. Instead of instant gratif... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:54:33 EST Random Hump Day Thoughts <img src=""> <BR> <BR> - I need to have a routine. I literally just sat around yesterday and got nothing done. I even fell short on work goals, which I never do. Then, this morning I laid in bed until nearly 9! Starti... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:53:23 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for December 11 and 12 Daily Inspiration: Reach higher than you think possible for all that you want and you find that often you attain even more. Lord, I rely on Your promises made to each of us and especially on Your love. <BR> <BR> A Time to Think--Gifts of time and love are surely the basic ingredients of a truly... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:50:46 EST Day 345: Christmas Q & A <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." (Norman Vincent Peale) <BR> <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas, my lovely friends! <BR> <BR> I'm su... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:49:39 EST Is Santa napping? - 12-11-19 I can't tell whether Santa is napping, or whether the snowman took this boxing round... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The snowman does have a suspiciously victorious look on his face.... <BR> <BR> Cyndi Marlowe s... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:40:59 EST Doctors <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I don't actually have a doctor anymore. We can't seem to keep one in our area. Best we can do is a nurse practitioner. Mine read the symptoms I left with her message taker, and due to my past... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:22:30 EST The Elliptical Machine!! I discovered this machine last week. I really like it. I heard about it first 8 years ago. Some lady told me that she gained a lot of weight and she started using the machine and said she just melted 50 pounds of fat away after a few months on it. Because I was not that heavy at the time, I did... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:18:53 EST Bizarre animals you never knew existed <link><BR>als-never-knew-existed/?utm_source=oui<BR>ns&utm_campaign=00030422c56b8d85c0e0bb<BR>56f6ec38aede&utm_term=Frontpage+%28Pub<BR>lishers+Clearing+House%29_Publishers+C<BR>learing+House+Frontpage+News_0040e0223<BR>bb11d3c0ac07fec6d224ffa62&utm_request=<B... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:16:59 EST Who can relate? This is totally me! <img src=""> Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:12:19 EST Week 101 of therapy and more news This week in therapy we discussed all the changes in bariatric program that are going on. Including the fact that I am introducing changes into my food plan early so I can adapt and hopefully then get used to the idea of living without the foods that are on the list. I know that it will be adjust... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:52:33 EST Holiday Check In & Computer Dead Making it through the holidays is harder than I thought it would be. Everywhere I go there is food! A time or two eating too much or eating the wrong foods is okay, I can compensate by having a strict diet, the other meals. But a number of these ‘special holiday meals’ and I am not bouncing back.... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:50:34 EST Good intentions... Yep, you know what those can sometimes get you! <BR> <BR> Everything is up and down right now; back and forth and crazy. Why not? It's the end of the year, the holidays are coming and both of those cause a sometimes (very) unecessary amount of rushing and BS that really need not be applied. <B... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:48:25 EST Cats and Christmas <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So I know there are a lot of cat people out there and looking for a little advice. We rescued two black... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:41:57 EST Gm All Wed, 11 Dec 2019 11:27:39 EST Wednesday.. Another busy day on deck...let's see how fast time will go because I am already ready to go home!!! <BR> <BR> Not a lot of meetings but there is a lot of prep work to be done for Year End and with me having just started this job in September, I am finding that a lot of people don't really "know"... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:58:47 EST Day 3, lovin life. Seriously, so glad im ready for this again. I'm so glad SP is still around, and better than ever. I've been up and back with my fitness pal over the years, which is a great place, don't get me wrong - but I think it is time for me to get back to SP ❤️ Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:57:15 EST Fighting The Bounce <img src=""> <BR> Pulled my back badly in October and still not driving due to the pain in the right hip and leg MRI today to see what is hindering the progress after 6 weeks of PT twice a week Getting the top teeth... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:49:34 EST The constructs of December I don't celebrate christmas; haven't done in some 20 years. Seriously, I don't send cards, decorate, shop, exchange gifts, go to holiday gatherings, go to church, donate more than the rest of the year, observe "alternative" December holidays... nothing. Yet, I am pretty well universally expecte... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:33:44 EST Married to the Gym/Dream <img src=""> <BR> Yep Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:21:06 EST 2019 GROCERY SHOPPING TODAY SON JOIN THE GYM hey sparkers hope all are doing ok went to gym this morning then grocery shopping came home cooked cubed steak and mashed potatoes and green beans tomorrow nursing home to see my mom then friday got to take my aunt to doctor then saturday mom s apartment again so the rest of today i am resting en... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:20:32 EST 12/11/19 Ask; Go; Step Forward <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "If you don't ask, the answer is always no. If you don't go after what you want, you'll never have it. If you don't step forward, you're always in the same spot." <BR> <BR> <img src="http://... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:19:44 EST Walking I love walking Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:18:27 EST 711 message "Looks like it's time to give yourself a motivational pep talk! Take time today to think about all the reasons why you're on this journey. Go for a walk. Take some deep breaths. Contemplate. Do whatever works for YOU--and then get back in the game!" <BR> <BR> This message, Day 711, of my Sparkin... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:16:47 EST it's wednesday i am having a great day so far. i will be meeting with my personal trainer after dinner today. i am looking forward to it. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a wonderful day, everyone! Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:11:03 EST Romeo Day It is our neighborhood retired old men's lunch day. They will be picking me up later this morning. It is a rainy day on the Gulf Coast. Things are going well. All streaks are still intact. Thanks to all for the encouraging comments. Still praying for all affected by recent tragedies. Hope ... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 10:03:06 EST Spin Class Woes In the relatively distant past, maybe about 12 years ago or so, I wrote a newsletter for a gym in exchange for a membership. I was trying out all their different classes and went to a spin class. I hated it. I hated everything about it. <BR> <BR> Fast-forward a few years, to when I was training... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:59:16 EST Sister treasures <img src=""> <BR> I am the oldest of five siblings. My sister is next. We have already lost two of our brothers. there are three of us left now. That is a photo of my sister one Christmas. <BR> Growing up, being ... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:40:25 EST Today's Note My 'Note from the Universe' ( today describes me!: <BR> Most people quickly forget car types, brand names, and whether or not you could throw a Frisbee, Margaret, but forever remember the broadly smiling, animal talking, tree hugging eccentrics they befriended. <BR> <BR> Go for the lat... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:37:48 EST Challenge Day 79 Got Natalie to school on time despite the fog. Walked Casey when I got back. Looked for a spot that the fog was thick enough it would show up in the photo, but couldn't find any that dense up close. It felt like walking in mist; not bad. We both are a bit damp, but glad we walked. <BR> <BR> <im... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:32:45 EST Come fly with me Good morning friends...woke up in my happy place...well I'm happy just about everywhere but this is my guaranteed to cure whatever stress may be bogging me down will vanish place...getting here yesterday challenged my patience a bit..but nothing worth rehashing...except for I found myself wide aw... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:31:05 EST Persistence and Fortitude <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I've shared this image once before but for a different purpose. This afghan took me four months to make. Basically it took that long because I could only afford to buy so much yarn at a time. ... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:30:55 EST To a better day! Coach assignment! What will i do today to make it a better day? It very cold and windy. High of 3° with wind chill way below 0 so its a me day. Going to clean house, do some Christmas decorating. Take a bubble bath. I love being retired but i find myself being busier than when I was working! Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:26:13 EST Tuesday Wednesday Looking forward to a relaxing evening today Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:07:41 EST in pursuit of a fancy dress, Week 4 day 3 Fast Day number two for the week. Monday/Tuesday were crazy days, fitting in a lot. Interestingly, my Mon fast day I wasn't hungry. So odd! I ate mid-day, and I was not hungry the rest of the day. I was busy, and maybe that was part of it. Crazy yesterday, I ate reasonably well in between all... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 09:04:29 EST For SUNSHINE562 -- here's Lilly in her boots! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And another one of her highness! <BR> <BR> Lilly relaxing in bed <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Wed, 11 Dec 2019 08:57:38 EST What is Christmas? - Continued “The merry family gatherings– <BR> The old, the very young; <BR> The strangely lovely way they <BR> Harmonize in carols sung. <BR> For Christmas is tradition time– <BR> Traditions that recall <BR> The precious memories down the years, <BR> The sameness of them all.” <BR> ~ Helen Lowrie Marshall <... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 08:54:51 EST Great Ideas here... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good ideas here... but an 'Elfie-Stick'.... really? <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Now this is... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 08:42:37 EST Seems like someone is watching us-- <img src=""> <BR> Look at these children-- <BR> These kids are the reason I spark--our future! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> You know that ... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 08:41:10 EST "We are all visitors to this time, this place... We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love... and then we return home." Australian Aboriginal proverb <BR> <BR> I'll be posting a yard pic of xmas decorations. Can't post indoor shots until I figure out why I'm unable to send pics to my address. A... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 08:30:04 EST holiday humor <img src=""> Wed, 11 Dec 2019 08:26:59 EST Submissive or Stubborn? Submissive or Stubborn. Matt 21: 1;16. Dec 11 2019. <BR> <BR> “ The sacrifices of God are a broken spirit; a broken and contrite heart, O God; thou wilt not despise.” Psalm 51:17 <BR> <BR> Have you ever seen someone trying to lead their donkey when the donkey did not want to go? They try ... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 08:14:22 EST Wednesday Reflection 12/11/19 Weekly Reflection 12/11/19 <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Was your weight up, down, or the same and why? Up - Not consistent on staying in calorie range or doing Strength training. <BR> <BR> 2. Did you meet your weekly self goal last week? No - found my consistency of staying in calorie range wasn't close... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 08:06:49 EST "Everything" is the best. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National Bagel Day <BR> National Bagel Day is a holiday which pays homage to the dense and chewy bread product that dates back to the 16th century. Today, bagels are enjoyed in a variety of diff... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 08:04:13 EST In Mexico today for beloved’s barber We have a great barber we go to, it’s been years. Tanki was a Mexican boxing champ when he was younger. His grandfather and father were barbers, now he is, but his son is breaking the tradition. My husband gets a beautiful cut and super smooth shave, we think it’s supposed to be about $5 but we... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 08:03:54 EST Don't waste your Wednesday. Three short weeks until Christmas so make the best use <BR> of your time to get things done, make your plans, decorate <BR> if you haven't already, and get into the spirit of the season. <BR> Life is too short to waste your time worrying. Make the <BR> most of your day. HUGS! Wed, 11 Dec 2019 07:44:46 EST 12/11/19 Not knowing anything is the sweetest life. Sophocles Quote of the Day <BR> Wisdom outweighs any wealth. <BR> Sophocles <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> No one has ever loved anyone the way everyone wants to be loved. <BR> Mignon McLaughlin <BR> <BR> Art Quote of the Day <BR> The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the ligh... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 07:41:23 EST Attention Dog Lovers (need opinions) <img src=""> I was in a cab yesterday with my puppy in a carrier going to the vet for her shots. She started softly whinning because she was nervous and probably afraid... the cab driver kept shushing her in a mean, a... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 07:35:39 EST On the lighter side <img src=""> Wed, 11 Dec 2019 07:27:40 EST Wednesday Weigh-In 159.9 <BR> <BR> I blame/credit being sick, and possibly dehydrated. We'll see what next week brings. <BR> <BR> A day at a time, getting better. I noticed yesterday when I got back "on my feed", my body responded with healing actions. Apparently it liked the clementines, greens, yogurt, and sal... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 07:19:16 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY 12-11-2019 <img src=""> Wed, 11 Dec 2019 07:03:14 EST Think / Overthink With TheBrains <em>58</em> Over the years, enough people have told me I over-think the situation that I am at least willing to accept that it's possible to over-think something. Not obsesses - mind you - but just look at something from so many angles, anticipating so many outcomes that either no action is ta... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 06:57:16 EST Weds If I can do it..3 kinds of cookies today. Then all that’s left is toffee and dipped snowmen!! Until the 22st then all hell breaks loose and I won’t sleep till the 26th. Tomorrow is tree parents are coming to help get it up and decorated, and I’m making them a ham dinner. Wed, 11 Dec 2019 06:42:42 EST Desperate for water. A fleeing Taliban terrorist, desperate for water, was plodding through the Afghan desert when he saw something far off in the distance. <BR> <BR> Hoping to find water, he hurried toward the mirage, only to find a very frail little old Jewish man standing at a small makeshift display rack - sel... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 06:35:34 EST Accomplishing My Dreams Now Holy Mother - Father God, <BR> Divine Loving Light and Heart of the Universe, <BR> <BR> I humbly ask for your blessing and grace to help me organize my life around my true goals, instead of trying to squeeze them into my over booked life. <BR> Please help me commit to doing something I love ever... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 06:27:38 EST Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, December 11, 2019 December 11, 2019 PAY ATTENTION <BR> <BR> We can probably remember teachers telling our class to pay attention in school. Even our parents advise us to pay attention when they are speaking. Paying attention is important but not always easy. There are many distractions in this world and in our mi... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 06:18:41 EST Happy hump day Happy Wednesday.... <BR> ...aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh it's only 2 weeks until Christmas? <em>246</em> <BR> <em>386</em> Wed, 11 Dec 2019 06:02:22 EST Three Questions!! <link><BR>ion_articles.asp?id=2556 </link> <BR> <BR> OK, I'm a pencil -- or as PHEBESS exuberantly commented, a whole SET of coloured pencils -- although not, as another Sparkie wishes (sob sob sob) "pencil thin"!! Remember "pencil thin"? No, neither do I,... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 05:56:50 EST What Really Matters Life's meaning has always eluded me and I guess it always will. But I love it just the same...E.B. White Wed, 11 Dec 2019 05:52:44 EST Wednesday I pray this will be a good day. Wed, 11 Dec 2019 05:47:05 EST YOU WERE NOT REDEEMED-GOD'S BLOG-12/11/19 <img src=""> <BR> Say among the heathen (that) the LORD reigneth: the world also shall be established that it shall not be moved: He shall judge the people righteously. Psalm 96:10 (KJV) ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 05:36:07 EST 193 going down My weight crept back up to 193. I felt so horrible being so close to 200. It scared me enough to buy a good amount of food supplies so that I could make a meal plan. I checked out all of my calories and serving sizes from the food and made the plan, along with the 4 large coffees that I drink dai... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 05:34:48 EST QUOTE OF THE DAY <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Faith means that you have peace even when <BR> you don't have all the answers. <BR> <BR> --Joyce Meyer Wed, 11 Dec 2019 05:17:47 EST The Gift <img src=""> <BR> My favorite Christmas memories involve the loving care of others. <BR> Didi brought the special quilt made by a friend and put it on my mother’s bed in the nursing home. She found a way to make mama’... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 05:16:27 EST National Noodle Ring Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always December 11 <BR> <BR> National Noodle Ring Day is a December day that kids young and old have been impatiently awaiting......yeah, right! <BR> <BR> What would co... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 04:58:58 EST Exercise Enjoy being more active now. 10 minutes walking, 20 minutes dancing, 15 minutes stretching & 20 minutes body weight strength moves. Wed, 11 Dec 2019 04:45:07 EST THREE GATES <img src=""> Wed, 11 Dec 2019 04:35:32 EST No calories!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Might not taste so great though. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> Wed, 11 Dec 2019 04:20:59 EST Tue 12/10 tai chi and qigong We have one more week of tai chi practice and qigong class after today. Next week we'll have a potluck to end the session and start back up in January. We will probably have the tai chi practice sessions, but class will resume on the 21st. <BR> <BR> Have a great evening! <BR> <BR> *************... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 03:56:16 EST In the midst of today’s challenges, may we all be about our Father’s business! Do you know the voice of the Bridegroom? (Matthew 25:1-13; Hebrews 1:1-4; Revelation 19:7). <BR> <BR> Jesus said, “Why is it that you sought Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father’s business?” (Luke 2:49) <BR> <BR> Can you imagine being a young person and knowing you had a call on... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 03:11:50 EST Drowning Thats one of many ways to describe major depressive disorder. I have been struggling since Saturday. I hate the sentiment society has of "If you are struggling, reach out". Do you even know how hard that is to do when you are battling with depression or any other mental illness? For me, its nearl... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 02:58:35 EST Wake up First Call"/Get up and dance <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Now you are awake......! <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> Wed, 11 Dec 2019 02:44:11 EST Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, December 11, 2019 " Today, I Will Spend Time In Silence." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, <BR> with link to Wed, 11 Dec 2019 02:07:52 EST Weigh-In #48 Been resting a lot lately and woke up tonight and feeling some better. Have a doctor's appointment tomorrow so hopefully things should start moving in the right direction soon. I've lost some weight since I have mostly stayed in bed and watched videos the past couple of days so we'll see if that ... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 01:31:51 EST 12-10-19 Added more stuff to the trunk. I'm ready to get rid of some stuff. As usual, it doesn't seem like much, when compared with what's left, but getting rid of anything is hard. Wed, 11 Dec 2019 01:22:09 EST Only two articles of impeachment?? I feel like someone just let all of the air out of the balloon. D-E-F-l-a-t-i-o-n-n-n... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:59:16 EST Today = Rest <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today was pretty uneventful as I was so tired I slept until 10:30 once the house was empty. I did pick up a few groceries and got one of the plans finished up that I'd sent out for edits ... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:46:37 EST Worry! and Strong Women! MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4982 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> WORRYING is a waste of time. <BR> It doesn't change anything, <BR> it just messes with your mind <BR> and steals your happiness. <BR> <BR> Nonetheless, ... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:33:59 EST 11,873 Steps !!!!! Yay !!! I'm really proud of myself, this is the most steps obtained by me and sheer effort in a while. I'm very proud of myself for many reasons and I'll definitely keep it up, that's mandatory !!! Almost 12,000 steps !!! OMG !!!!! Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:30:26 EST December 10-fun times <img src=""> <BR> Town day, business & $$ taken care of. Then fun shopping at the ARC, half price for Christmas stuff & everything glad price for Seniors. Woo hoo load that cart! Found some good buys. Then time to ge... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:23:50 EST Trading Busyness for the Calm of Christ – Advent 201 <link><BR>busyness-for-the-calm-of-christ-advent<BR>-2019/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Reflective Questions <BR> “It’s not enough to be busy. So are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?” – Henry David Thoreau <BR> <BR> 1. After being so busy gett... Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:17:07 EST Hump Day Happy <img src=""> Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:14:38 EST Weather It was a nice day in the upper 60s. It is 57 outside and 68 inside. Wed, 11 Dec 2019 00:11:39 EST Yes, Jane, It's Always Something.... Well. So far, life has been pretty stable. Between gardening and preserving, I'm in the middle of making up my Christmas packages, and today, invested in three months of major pest control to get rid of the nasty, German cockroaches in my house. For years now, I've been trying to save the mone... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 23:59:52 EST A Sorrow Shared It’s going to be a rough next couple of days.... I Have a friend whose son-in-law just passed way from a massive heart attack... he was overweight, but otherwise in very good health, even though he had abused his body quite a bit in his earlier life... my friend tends to be a melancholic sort of ... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 23:56:25 EST Heroes Heroes, 2006-10, NBC, Science fiction <BR> Ordinary people start developing extraordinary abilities. The show follows how they developed & tested their abilities, how it affected their lives, & how they came together to save the world. Where there are heroes, there be dragons! Oops, I meant vil... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 23:29:10 EST Tuesday evening Hope everyone had a really good day! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 23:24:20 EST level 1 done finished level 1 beginner shred. I start level tomorrow Tue, 10 Dec 2019 23:10:59 EST Patience Test Results <BR> I had my patience tested. <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm negative. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> (Not most days though) <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 22:59:05 EST Dec 10 - Motivation I'm still here, I haven't quit, but I have ZERO motivation right now. <BR> <BR> I haven't tracked anything since last weekend, or worked out. I've gotten my steps in (mostly), but I just don't feel like tracking my food or exercising. The rebel in me is really kicking and screaming, but part of... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 22:29:42 EST Another day Enjoyed a cast party/Christmas Board party last night. Since the Board Meeting was scheduled annually the President of the Little Theater invited the adults in the cast to the meeting. My wife thought we might need more food. I was tasked with cutting the turnips, potatoes, sweet potatoes and bee... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 22:06:15 EST Cold <img src=""> <BR> The temperature really dropped here today. My 6 mos grandson had dr appt and got shots, hate seeing him cry. His 3 yr old brother didnt like seeing him get the shots either. God live those 2 so mu... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:53:24 EST Deck the Halls… <BR> Actually we are only decorating one. We’ve lived here twenty-one years and only the main floor was given a coat of paint in that time. The upstairs hallway is still a putrid greenish yellow from maybe the 60s. Not worthy of decorations in my mind. <BR> <BR> So here is another project in pr... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:41:17 EST Mental Tune-Up As LOSEDAPOUNDS put it: "Falalala-LIES!" <em>526</em> ain't that the truth? <BR> <BR> When I remember to take the time to do it, I try to take a moment to tune up my mental health. It's my CHOICE to make the holiday preparations I do, including cooking, cleaning, shopping, wrapping, shippin... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:35:55 EST 12/10/19 Today was a great day! Got both workouts done. Jello made for party tomorrow, doors didn't get decorated yet. May be I will find time on Thursday. Also did some walking around town in the freezing cold to do some errands. Hope everyone had a great day! Keep SPARKING 💥! Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:28:38 EST Bad habits of a hermit I seem to be developing some bad habits that would not be OK if I lived with another human being. Some days I just slip into a pair of pants and leave on my nightgown, other days I take my teeth out where ever I am in the house and I eat all my meals in front of the TV. These are not the most ... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:25:58 EST Unexpected Guest When you thought Auntie had moved on to younger pastures and you're okay with that because midlife is a beautiful thing - she unexpectedly pays you a visit. That explains the unexpected water retention! Oh well, the joys of womanhood ♀️ Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:23:32 EST frustrated, no hope well things continue to be stressful here. Saw my cardiologist today and after waiting over 2 hours to see him, he says everything with my heart is where he wants it, just lose weight and get my diabetes under control. Gee, thanks, Captain Obvious. Like my husband said, if I needed to quit smo... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:23:01 EST Day 344: Feeling Better <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "F-E-A-R has two meanings: Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise. The choice is yours." (Zig Ziglar) <BR> <BR> Hello, my lovely friends! <BR> <BR> My grandparents are back home... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:17:27 EST The 2019 Xmas Tree <img src=""> <BR> 😁😂🤣 Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:15:17 EST December 10, 2019 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> It has been a long day. I am fighting something at a time when I can't afford to be fighting something. Ugh. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I did manage to sleep until the alarm went off. I got up and got my workout done. I had to get the boys up early - Matthew had jazz band, so Ja... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:11:32 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for December 10 and 11 Daily Inspiration: Use Jesus' as your example on how to live. Lord, You will guide and advise us and then You will leave it to us to decide our own future. Give us wisdom in our choices. <BR> <BR> A Time to Think--Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream preced... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:07:00 EST Health Challenge: Day 12 Brain Food Feed your mind. While your doing your busy work, cleaning, or chores discover and listen to a new podcast or audiobook which will inspire you. Tue, 10 Dec 2019 21:00:58 EST Understanding Bad Dog Behavior <link><BR>havior-training/dog-behavior-training/<BR>dog-behavior-problems/understanding-ba<BR>d-dog-behavior/?utm_source=newsletter&<BR>utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dog </link> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:50:40 EST Peace Day Nine Share Throughout this week, I’ll be sharing some of the most incredible artwork made by India Tresselt, a fiber artist from the Champlain Valley in northwestern Vermont. This year, she participated in Kate Bridger’s Made on Monday and titled her work, 52 Small Meditations on Peace. <link>http://www.... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:37:15 EST Weight Loss Tip #3 <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> Drink at least 8 cups of water a day Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:28:42 EST My life <img src=""> Did weight training floor and cardio workouts today Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:27:19 EST 2019 Goals Cold moved in today, gets to 50 tomorrow. Worked outside today. Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:21:34 EST "Dark Waters"--movie review <img src=""> <BR> <BR> About half way into the film there is a 15-20 second that will have you holding your breath, sitting on the edge of your seat and waiting for the outcome. Though you have seen this scene in many... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:15:16 EST Overcoming Hurdles I do not function well when I don't get enough sleep. I'm trying to do a better job of getting to bed early enough to get 8 hours of sleep, but I have to be in bed by 9pm to do so, and I'm struggling with that. Bedtime comes so early, especially when I work even a little bit late. But I know it's... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:10:10 EST 'Tis the Season to be Mindful of Triggers There I was circling the Trader Joe's dessert table like a hawk stalking it's prey. I wanted desperately for a worker to smile and ask, "Miss, would you like to sample anything?" Won't somebody take pity on me and break open oh I don't know...some brookies or that chocolate pecan bar that had me ... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 20:01:36 EST Walking! Having errands to do means more walking. I brought home the gifts I had sent to the office. <BR> I brought them in the house-more walking! Enjoy Your Wednesday!! Luv U!! ((HUGS)) Tue, 10 Dec 2019 19:59:06 EST Day to reflect... Today I had to get a bone marrow biopsy. The radiologist wrote that spots on my spine “progressed” (mri), doctors felt this was the safest way to try to figure out what is going on in my body. The biggest spot on my spine is not in the best area to biopsy. I still do not have any sympto... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 19:21:43 EST Day 3 <img src=""> <BR> So I hope you can forgive the posts every day. I'm trying to keep myself motivated and accountable. I had a unexpected day off thanks to my boss. We all showed up at our meeting and she said "Merry C... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 19:19:20 EST Blood sugar readings Number creeped up today. Don't understand what happened. Tue, 10 Dec 2019 19:16:05 EST on my way This is only week 3 at the Gym and I feel muscles I didn't know I had. It feels good. <BR> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 19:15:45 EST 2019 emoticon for how you feel today <em>4</em> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 19:14:28 EST Water Fully hydrated Tue, 10 Dec 2019 19:13:54 EST Under 10 <img src=""> <BR> My goal is under 10 pounds. I have come so close in years past. With no longer working daily in fitness it's harder. With having a new fit love in my life hopefully it will be easier. He is in such... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 18:57:24 EST Christmas Baking. I Have 25 pounds of flour I have to share a fun story. a few months ago I was baking something. I ran low on flour so I asked my Grand Daughter, Angel Lily, to run to the store and get me a bag of flour. OH my gosh. she came back with a 25 pound bag of flour. I said Angel. what the heck am I suppose to do with this... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 18:31:32 EST bad start but ok day So this morning I didn't realize it was raining. I take my son to school when it rains. So I had started to fix my coffee when I found out and had to throw on some cloths to take him to school. I usually wait until he's gone and I've had breakfast. I get back home and fix my coffee and breakf... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 18:29:33 EST Tuesday Dec 10 - Mom back in hospital <img src=""> <BR> Please keep my 91 year old Mom in your prayers. She went back to the hospital last night with heart/breathing problems. Looks like they are trying to sort it out, and she will be going home with oxyg... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 18:28:37 EST Just a Short One Today I have but one question today....WHEN does it stop???? I have written about sister-in-law dying very recently and the funeral there and can't thank you all enough for your prayers for Bill (her huby and our Pastor). Well, last night I received a text from a very close friend at church (it is a... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 18:27:15 EST Changes in food stamps in 2020 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here is some information in case you, your family or friends or neighbors get food stamps.... <BR> I believe the goal is to put people who can work to go to work and to save the country's budget... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 18:23:20 EST Shocking I say, shocking! Starting weight 312 <BR> Current weight 255 <BR> Goal 165 <BR> <BR> This week I'm up 3 pounds. Shocking I say! I mean I spent 14 hours a day in a 4 foot area baking cookies for 6 days straight. I walked on average 1500 steps a day. I did however continue to eat like I was working out every day s... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 18:17:28 EST Day 229 All green on my Versa, achieved my steps per hour goal and have over 15K steps for today. Got in a great Chest and 5 min boxing combo this afternoon. Tomorrow's workout plan is At home Shoulders/Arms and 20 min walk. Macros were great today now to be more consistent with them. Instead of a mini g... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 18:15:34 EST Running up That Hill <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's supposed to get easier, isn't it? <BR> <BR> I've been away since October. Traveling, at first. Traveling was decadent. "I'm on vacation!" I'd shout with glee as I stuffed every foreign, bl... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 18:05:49 EST Xmas <img src=""> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 18:04:08 EST I love moose around the holidays! oops gotta find a moose picture, not a reindeer! Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:48:46 EST Basket boy <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:47:53 EST Eye Exam Had my annual eye exam today. <BR> Eyes ess. the same. <BR> Due to the dilation drops a nap was in order! <BR> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:45:55 EST Whales <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Festival for the Souls of Dead Whales <BR> Festival for the Souls of Dead Whales celebrates and memorializes all whales that have died. Some people thought that it was first celebrated by the In... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:36:35 EST I have failed I weigh 298. I can't find any motivation to do anything about it. Husband is probably losing his job by the end of next year. We are going to sale our house and find something smaller. My 30 year old son with Asperger's is not handling the changes well. I have no one to talk to so here I am. Fat ... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 17:34:37 EST Plateau I thought I was in a plateau cause I was gaining a pound and gaining back and forth. But my spark coach told me that it takes about 4-6 weeks without the scale moving to be considered a plateau. Tue, 10 Dec 2019 16:53:15 EST Believe Believe in yourself!! Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:56:57 EST Scenic Boat Tour <img src=""> <BR> Went on a scenic boat tour this morning in Winter Park,Fl. It was beautiful weather and a fun time. The group of ladies I was with then walked downtown to do some shopping and eat lunch. I glad I ... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:50:45 EST Lucky Day Why? Because the car that nearly hit me missed. I was putting bags of groceries in my car when this guy speeds into the space next to me. I was stepping back just as he came speeding in. Missed me by inches. Fortunately, there were several spaces, so he over-corrected his steering into one n... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:41:56 EST Contrast - 12-10-19 Kevin Dietrich, a local photographer, has a knack for spotting wildlife through his lens. This time of year the contrast of a fox against the snow is easy to locate: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http:... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:34:31 EST Daily Highlight 282 - Have Faith Highlight - <BR> All the snow has been washed away. I already miss that blanket of white. Follow up Dr, appointment got cancelled, poor Doctor is sick. Next appointment available is in 2020, so a higher copay. Other than that, things are falling into place for Christmas. Hubby is hard to buy fo... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:25:52 EST Emotional sadness for friends.... Hello, dear sparklers! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I got the nicest message this morning that told me how one of my sweet sweet friends really misses my blogs. <BR> <BR> Well....not to's what is going on in Bobbi World at the moment. <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> It's been a HECK o... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:17:08 EST Tuesday's Tickle <img src=""> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:08:13 EST Raining day.... turning cold! I’m so glad I start my life style change working out inside! I know how I get with bad weather! I have no excuses! Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:05:50 EST Back up and running. Well, the internet guy was here about an hour ago, and wouldn't you know it, of all the people who have this internet company, I am one of the 10 that my unit would not except the new signal. So they had to come out again to the new unit they installed 2 weeks ago, and the installer turned a cou... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:05:47 EST Super Early Tuesday Morning/ Doing It Scared Good Morning Peeps! I need a sun lamp (neurologist said so, so I'm going to use that as an excuse to get one, LOL). <BR> <BR> I think I'm up this early because my brain is working through problems. The whole thing with Aunt G is really upsetting my balance. I have to realize that I'm not the per... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 15:03:38 EST it's tuesday a very cool and windy day here today. my daughter says hi. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! I will be going for a long walk later on. have a terrific day, everyone! Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:34:30 EST Blogmas Day 10: If no one sees or hears you eat it, do the calories exist? It's been a busy day so far! Got a lot of gifts ordered too! I was waiting on a big sale and finally got the coupon I wanted. I saved 25% plus $40 bucks off! It was glorious! I got out for a run this morning and the trees were so pretty! They are turning to a gorgeous bright orange. I tried to ge... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:31:29 EST Ask Google <img src=""> <BR> I am not so techie however I acquired a Google mini and I'm on fire. 😂🤯😂 This morning I needed to be awake at 6:30 to get ready and into Chicago proper for an eye appointment. I asked Google to wa... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:16:56 EST How to calculate how much water to drink daily....<BR>water-drink-daily.html Why does water matter? Your body is about 60 percent water. And proper hydration helps you produce saliva, keep your joints lubricated and flush out waste. Water also helps your body circulate nutrients and aids the digestion o... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:09:31 EST Tuesday... Cold, rainy day but at least it isn't snowing or icy!!! Traffic was surprisingly good coming into work...I left about 10 mins earlier because I figured it would be bad out on the it worked to my benefit...LOL <BR> <BR> Busy day of meetings earlier..soup for lunch...meeting tonight... ... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 14:09:28 EST Day 162 - On Track! My goal for this winter is to lose a pound a week and keep up with the gym. I'm doing both! I've lost a pound a week for the past two weeks and been to the gym 5 days a week. I'm feeling very good mentally and have high hopes for this winter. I'm just going to keep chipping away at this next 20 p... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:54:06 EST 10th December <img src=""> <BR> <link><BR>edia/822622/december_2019.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> "Count your blessings: list the kind things others have done for you" <BR> <BR> Gosh, I can't think ... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:45:27 EST Tuesday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> take care of yourself so you can take care of the ones who need you. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:45:19 EST holiday humor <img src=""> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:42:08 EST Are you going to eat all that? <img src=""> <BR> I used to eat pounds of baked bread dressed up as sandwiches. I used to weigh about 210 lbs. <BR> <BR> I'm still over weight, but I weigh 182 lbs. (My ideal weight is 159) <BR> <BR> I imagined wha... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:41:08 EST SMILE OF THE DAY <BR> A little old lady answered a knock on the door one day, only to be confronted by a well-dressed young man carrying a vacuum cleaner. <BR> <BR> "Good morning," said the young man. "If I could take a couple of minutes of your time, I would like to demonstrate the very latest in high-powered... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:34:57 EST Tuesday : Desert Day 30 Something My son is visiting. Full of energy while the two of us are dragging a bit. My cold is hangin on —/ my sister joked thst I only have one more week of the 3 week cold. Thanks Sis ! We had a full day yesterday and one moderate desert hike in the Santa Rosa’s . Elevation was only 426 feet, but a l... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:33:41 EST Chugging Along and Getting Nowhere <em>12</em> Pretty much nothing has changed over the last few months. I am still working four 10s, which has been tough on me. I have been really considering going back to 8s but that Friday off is so nice! But the question is - is the Friday off worth not getting any down time for those fou... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:24:26 EST Don't Give Up 12/10 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For the Month of December, I decided to blog each day on a ‘famous’ person who failed but never gave up. I hope everyone can use these as examples on why we should never give up on our weight l... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:10:03 EST Quote You cannot have a positive life and a negative mind Joyce meyer Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:09:48 EST Meal Delivery I decided to give myself a Christmas gift. After months of wondering how to get groceries without spending a whole day in Pahrump during our weekly employee shopping trips and making sure that I even get the day off from work. I decided to try out hellofresh. <BR> <BR> Not sure how long I will... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 13:04:01 EST Playing with New Years Resolutions--learning how to prioritize. Naturally, health is going to be on the list. The difficulty is this month I have to focus the most on financial stuff and getting things corrected before all the tax season stuff gets really going. That's what I hate the most, but today and tomorrow I'm dedicating myself to getting it all cleare... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:34:07 EST Easy bread recipe - even a cave woman can do it! I'm posting this for friends. I'm not interested in comments about white flour or carbs. I know about those things. <BR> <BR> No Knead Bread Recipe <BR> <BR> * 4 cups flour (bread flour, whole wheat flour, or regular white or unbleached flour) <BR> <BR> * 2 cups water (room temperature) <BR... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:28:42 EST 2019 HUBBY DOCTOR APPOINTMENT HE DOING WELL DOCTOR HAVE LOST 50 POUNDS hey sparkers hope all are doing ok no gym this morning doctor appointment for hubby doing good then went to mom house then picked up his mom meds then we came home now you are resting eating lunch all enjoy your day love and blessings to all <em>247</em> <em>304</em> <em>593</em> <em>34... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:25:00 EST Lessons learned.... I thought I could do this by <BR> . mentally tracking my food intake and not posting daily <BR> . increasing exercise <BR> . posting results once a week. <BR> <BR> I was wrong <BR> . daily the little tastes add up. <BR> . increasing exercise does not give me the right to increase food intake. ... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:13:03 EST Cheez-It Bowl! There have been ridiculous football bowl games names at the end of the year for quite a few years now, ever since they started calling games by their sponsor names rather than whatever pageant they were celebrating prior to adding a football contest to the mix. And thus, you had the monstrositi... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:09:24 EST Letter to Santa from Ima Y. Neebut <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Feel like I'm falling apart these days. Go back to the eye doctor today, post op on the right eye, pre op on the left. I'm on day 11 of super dry eyes and massive sneezing attacks. I've been ... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 12:01:52 EST My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 129 of Doing the New: Dress Your Truth website <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Life isn't about finding yourself, it is about discovering who God created you to be." <BR> <BR> It snowed yesterday! The neighbor thinks we got another 8 inches. Today the temps are below 0!... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 11:57:20 EST Tuesday Morning I wa up early in time to get a prank call from somebody calling me grandpa which my grandsons never call me. Needless to say he hung up quickly. So much for scam artists. It is a bit cloudy this morning. I still have house chores to complete today. All is going well. Keeping focused for mor... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 11:50:01 EST What do you do with a "bad" scale? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My sister saw my scale and asked me if it had been bad - I thought that was funny so I decided to blog it. <BR> <BR> The truth is that the other morning it sounded like a tornado was in my livi... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 11:48:42 EST New 3-D technology Well, I have been getting mammograms for 26 years and never had one like the one I got yesterday. <BR> The new 3-D machine does not squish your mammaries like the other machines. I was very impressed! When I scheduled the appointment, she asked me if I wanted to get this test instead of just... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 11:45:42 EST Tuesday Treadmill complete. Enjoy your day. Tue, 10 Dec 2019 11:25:57 EST Meet Millie I need a walking companion and Millie is perfect. As a beagle she is independent yet gets me to go beyond where I normally go or as often as I would on my own. <BR> <BR> Before I got her I was doing volunteering at a horse rescue ranch. Unfortunately my stamina could not keep up. I could e... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 11:16:40 EST Sun is Shining It's cold outside but the sun is peaking through the clouds. I have a busy but fun day ahead & am happy I can look back & say I've already been to the gym. Yay! I'm not a "morning person" but mornings work best with my husband's & my schedule (1 car) plus the gym isn't as busy. Well, on to other ... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 11:00:29 EST FREEDOM! <img src=""> <BR> (With no phone, I'm just pulling up old images from my computer. The above is from our OlyPen backpacking trip down the coast last summer.) <BR> <BR> My final went awesome and I feel pretty confident... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 10:31:50 EST Hey Have a great day! Tue, 10 Dec 2019 10:27:23 EST Challenge Day 78 Almost back to normal. My back feels much, much better. I was able to bend enough to load the dishwasher and bend over to wash a sink full of dishes that didn't fit. My kitchen no longer smells like salmon! Not going to run yet, but I think walking is good. <BR> <BR> And Casey and I got our walk... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 10:26:42 EST What is Christmas? As I get longer in the tooth I get more and more disappointed with the commercialization of not only Christmas but Chanukah and the other winter holidays as well. These quotations help to restore the true spirit of Christmas. <BR> <BR> “Christmas is not as much about opening our presents as ope... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 10:23:14 EST Tuesday goings on Husband and I have an appointment this afternoon, more estate matters. We are happy that so much is being accomplished before the holidays when it's really hard to get appointments for anything. <BR> <BR> I did my MISSIONS yesterday except for going to bed earlier. I stayed up late doing some ... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 10:12:19 EST My 5k and Reading I ran my 5k Saturday and did much better than I thought I would. I was mentally in a really good place. I ran it just as I said I would, as a workout. It was actually quite enjoyable. I even got a decent action picture. (I usually look like I"m dying) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkp... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:52:47 EST 12/10/19 Patience <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "He that has no patience has nothing at all" Italian Proverb <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "I'm sorry we ha... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:50:07 EST New beginnings pt2 Working on getting my sugar down. The highest I’ve seen it so far was 20 a couple weeks ago. My doctor said that if it doesn’t go down by February he is putting me on insulin. But I am proud to say that this week it’s been pretty gd. Got it down to single digits(8.7). And it’s only gonna get bett... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:47:18 EST Tuesday's Laugh <img src=""> <BR> Took the kids to see the Christmas lights. Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:37:08 EST Eat Healthy! <img src=""> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:34:59 EST Ice everywhere all drive ways are like skating rinks... <BR> <BR> SAND will be the chore this evening <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:28:20 EST long strange trip So a few weeks ago hurt my back lifting the dog off the bed. <BR> <BR> Keeping a long story relatively short <BR> <BR> spent three weeks eating and not moving and now I'm MUCH farther from my goal instead of closer. Wanting to be 205 by Christmas and here I am at 228!! <BR> <BR> and those thr... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:25:41 EST Music has charms <img src=""> <BR> <BR> That photo is of Carl, curled up in a corner of my couch and listening to Karen Carpenter's Christmas album. He really mellows out to mellow music. My son and I talked about Carl's taste in mu... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:25:12 EST Talking myself into exercising-again I'm starting to slack on exercise. Maybe it is because there is just so much to do before Christmas. <BR> For Christmas the family draws names to see who they buy presents for. Then we decided to do the stockings by couples, or me by myself. So nine gifts/candy for all (nine stockings). <BR> So ... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:15:25 EST Back to business. I've had a migraine for a few days. Haven't had one in a while. I get the "aura" of sparkles and temporarily lose my vision. Not a horrible headache but just enough to keep me trapped in a non-functional state. I had my first headache like this when my firstborn was 5 months old. One minute she w... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:07:45 EST And I went anyway! I went to the gym today. I had a 3 pound gain after trying a new work out (hope it's water retention - but my mind is lying). But I haven't quit. I am sticking to the idea that daily movement is not negotiable. I'm tired; and I went anyway! Tue, 10 Dec 2019 09:02:17 EST Goal achieved My first goal since being active was to lose 8lbs by December 12. I'm 9 lbs down on December 10th and you know what... It was easy!!! I'm taking a slow and steady journey. I mainly focused on intermittent fasting and reducing sugar. But I habr been eating good! I made a keto pound cake on Sunday ... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 08:55:45 EST Day one He was released from jail before 6am and hung out nearby the rest of the day. He has been banned from public transportation and apparently had no way of communicating or means to get a ride back to our town. The state police has him on the non compliant list and has 3 days to register as a sex o... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 08:54:57 EST On the lighter side <img src=""> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 08:52:25 EST Fasting I'm researching fasting <BR> It looks interesting <BR> but I would like to know more <BR> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 08:51:22 EST A man visited his doctor. One day, after a man had his annual physical, the doctor came out and said: “You had a great checkup. Is there anything that you’d like to talk about or ask me?” <BR> <BR> “Well,” he said. “I was thinking about getting a vasectomy.” <BR> <BR> “That’s a pretty big decision. Have you talked it ov... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 08:51:20 EST That's me alrighty... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Oh yeah... that would be me too. <em>20</em> <BR> I've even been known to forget to read my post-it note reminders. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 10 Dec 2019 08:46:15 EST 12/10/19 Nearing another end of year and my goals are far from where they should be especially as my health problems get worse. <BR> At 61, I can do less and less. I see others on spark or even at home out walking the neighborhood who appear to may be even older but they are " doing it". <BR> I keep ask... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 08:44:01 EST ---reminding me to be strong--- There are SO many reasons to "STAY STRONG"-- <BR> We all have good days-----and then there are the bad days--a day when a snowblower --a brand new very expensive Snowblower--stops--- and a snowstorm is dropping a foot of snow---and you try to shovel, but it is coming down so fast and furious, ... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 08:41:43 EST On one ship worried about another Our cruise friends are on Ovation of the Seas, off New Zealand where the volcano erupted. Those of us who know people on board are anxiously awaiting updates. Life is so fragile and snatched away in a moment. Tue, 10 Dec 2019 08:28:14 EST Squeezing it all in.. Morning friends.. this morning is about killing time. don't know what the heck I was thinking booking a mid day flight to my happy place,.. this morning is going to be a blur.. luckily though all the hubbub has settled down.. oh well, I have that Kiss song running through my head.. 🎶🎶🎶 <BR> <... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 08:04:56 EST Something to follow Another great piece of advice is to be there for others but not leave oneself behind. This is such a profound thought provoking point because we must make ourselves a priority while helping in other cases. Cant look after others if we are not fit ourselves. Thank you so much everyone who comments... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:55:37 EST One goal away a time This blog is not weight loss related, but it was an accomplishment for me, nonetheless. When I retired 4 months ago, I vowed that I would resume the practice of sending Christmas cards. I am happy to report that I reached my goal last night as I dropped all 52 cards at the post office last... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:52:43 EST Someday. Someday. Romans 13:8-14. December 10 2019. <BR> <BR> “ Now it is high time to awaken out of sleep.” Romans 13:11 <BR> <BR> Have you ever come across people who tell you that they do not wish to serve the Lord. They tell you that they want to enjoy life and live life as they see fit. But s... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:48:27 EST Someday. Someday. Romans 13:8-14. December 10 2019. <BR> <BR> “ Now it is high time to awaken out of sleep.” Romans 13:11 <BR> <BR> Have you ever come across people who tell you that they do not wish to serve the Lord. They tell you that they want to enjoy life and live life as they see fit. But s... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:48:26 EST 12/10/19 We are most alive when we're in love. John Updike Quote of the Day <BR> Some things are so unexpected that no one is prepared for them. <BR> Leo Rosten <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> Down on your knees, and thank heaven, fasting, for a good man's love. <BR> Euripides <BR> <BR> Art Quote of the Day <BR> My paintings are not about what is ... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:41:43 EST Very cold weather The blast of Arctic air has chased us all inside for warmer <BR> pursuits and our clients come to the office all bundled up <BR> to complete their business and rush back to their cars for <BR> the cold commute home, whether down the block or a few <BR> miles down the road. Stay warm. HUGS! Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:40:58 EST Step by Step... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning, <BR> <BR> Wishing you all a BlessedTuesday ahead... <BR> <BR> Let's keep pushing ahead, remember, baby steps get results... we can reach our goals by taking 1 day and 1 step at a time in the strength o... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:28:34 EST Two Day Off December! We can do this! <BR> I started back to my routine today & think I can get a work day out of myself. So off I go! <BR> <img src=""> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:19:27 EST Quote for Today I believe that the happiest of all Christians and the truest of Christians are those who never dare to doubt God, but take His Word simply as it stands, and believe it, and ask no questions, just feeling assured that if God has said it, it will be so. <BR> <BR> <BR> Charles Spurgeon <BR> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:18:03 EST Bible Verse for Today Now in the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David. The virgin's name was Mary. And having come in, the angel said to her, Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; bles... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:17:06 EST Away in the Manger <img src=""> <BR> The reason for the Season. A baby born in a manger. <BR> Since I was a child I have been fascinated by the Christmas story. Wisemen following a star, no room in the Inn, angels singing in the night... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:15:49 EST Something else from Michael Neill . . . <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Yes, I really do appreciate so much of the multiple offerings -- blog, podcast, video -- which come each week in the Caffeine for the Soul email from Michael Neill. And I could blog about them all week every week. <BR> <BR> But . . . ... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:08:45 EST Fight - or - Flight Reactions Holy Mother - Father God, <BR> Divine Loving Light and Heart of the Universe, <BR> <BR> I humbly ask for the healing power of your grace to help me stay grounded and calm, even when I feel threatened. <BR> Please send in your angels to enable me to take ten breaths before I speak or act when I... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:05:53 EST A Survival Plan ... Sort-of As the days between now and the End Of The Frenzie peel off the calendar, I'm getting exposed to more and more sugary holiday temptations. Most of the time I can pretend chocolate covered sugar bombs don't exist. They aren't in my house and I don't have to go down those aisles in the grocery stor... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 07:05:31 EST Just a girl and her chicken “Phoebe” <img src=""> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 06:31:10 EST Hahahahahahahahaha!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 06:28:35 EST Tuesday Funny Jane and Arlene are outside their nursing home, having a drink and a smoke, when it starts to rain. Jane pulls out a condom, cuts off the end, puts it over her cigarette, and continues smoking. <BR> Arlene: What in the hell is that? <BR> Jane: A condom. This way my cigarette doesn't get wet. <BR>... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 06:21:51 EST Happy Tuesday Have a great day and let's get some things done before the holidays... <em>40</em> <BR> <em>386</em> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 06:20:22 EST Tuesday Today is the most time consuming kind of cookies..candy bar cookies. A cut out butter cookie base. Then I have to make a caramel nut filling. Once that sets, a chocolate topping, then a nut. I make several hundred and each gets done separately. I’ll be tired tonite!!! Tue, 10 Dec 2019 06:18:00 EST Thought and Prayer for Tuesday, December 10, 2019 December 10, 2019 LIVING HOPE <BR> <BR> As good stewards for God, we have hope in Him. Of course, everyone has hope in something. However, those who believe in God have great and living hope that actually brings peace, joy and all good things from Him. In fact, we can be good stewards for God be... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 06:07:49 EST situation with son getting worse good Morning- DS went to see his daughter and wife will not even let him in fact she left the house and took baby. I have given up on having my GD and DIL at Christmas this year. <BR> It got so nasty yesterday that my son ran over to my phone - I need to block DIL on your phone I said why. S... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 05:52:38 EST Secrets of Getting Ahead Be amusing: Never tell unkind stories, above all, never tell long ones.... Benjamin Disraeli Tue, 10 Dec 2019 05:52:00 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY 12-10-2019 <img src=""> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 05:51:15 EST EVERY WORD OF GOD-GOD'S BLOG-12/10/19- <img src=""> <BR> For He (is) our God; and we (are) the people of His pasture, and the Sheep of His hand. Today if ye will hear His voice, Psalm 95:7 (KJV) ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,<BR>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 05:49:33 EST Monday Tuesday Still busy at work, a little behind still, need to get to end-of-year stuff. Seems the kids have a lot of homework with end of semester coming Tue, 10 Dec 2019 05:23:23 EST Shoelaces And The Christmas Spirit <img src=""> <BR> When I was growing up, I often ended up with broken shoelaces. Being the second of six kids meant that there were times Mom just did not make my shoelaces a priority. For some reason, that bothered ... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 05:15:00 EST Dishonest cashiers!!!! I lost out on my loyalty points worth 71 cents on a bill totalling RM71! (1% of total bill). <BR> <BR> The cashier must have cheated on us! He probably entered our 71 cents reward into his own card. As they never gave us a receipt!!!! <BR> <BR> I am very sore and upset that he can be so dishone... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 04:56:55 EST Human Rights Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always December 10 <BR> <BR> Human Rights Day, created by the United Nations, promotes awareness of the importance of Human Rights issues around the world. On this date ... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 04:47:32 EST TIME <img src=""> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 04:35:23 EST Mon 12/9 union retirees Xmas luncheon Today two of my friends from Hanapepe and I went to the union retirees Xmas luncheon at the Sheraton Coconut Beach hotel. This hotel used to be the Sheraton Coconut Beach, then they changed the name to something with Marriott in it. Hotels here keep changing names, it is sometimes hard to determi... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 03:49:00 EST Tuesday sit down <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 03:43:40 EST It does not matter whether you sit in the "best" seat or in the back. Do you know the voice of the Bridegroom? (Matthew 25:1-13; Hebrews 1:1-4; Revelation 19:7). <BR> <BR> Jesus said, “When you are invited by anyone to a wedding feast, do not sit down in the best place, lest one more honorable than you be invited by him; and he who invited you and him come and sa... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 03:22:37 EST New Orleans <img src=""> <BR> Made it to New Orleans Tue, 10 Dec 2019 03:19:55 EST New Orleans <img src=""> <BR> Made it to New Orleans Tue, 10 Dec 2019 03:19:46 EST Quote for 12/10/2019 Some days, doing 'the best we can' may still fall short of what we would like to be able to do, but life isn't perfect on any front – and doing what we can with what we have is the most we should expect of ourselves or anyone else. <BR> — Fred Rogers Tue, 10 Dec 2019 02:53:40 EST Daily Affirmation for Tuesday, December 10, 2019 " Today, I Will Wear Purple." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, <BR> with link to Tue, 10 Dec 2019 02:44:54 EST 12-9-19 Put some of the stuff for the thrift store in the car today. Had a bit of a busy-get-it-done day with lots of little things. Wash dishes, do laundry, post a couple of book reader reviews, that sort of thing. I'm aiming at running my monthly errands and dropping stuff at the thrift store next Wedn... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 01:37:37 EST New keys I received a notice one my door that there would be site wide lock changes starting on Monday. That is, every apartment door, both the outside exit/entrances, AND mailbox keys. My sister said it sounds like someone lost a set of master keys. I had wondered what had happened because last week w... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 01:10:06 EST What's Your Wild Adventure? <img src=""> <BR> Live it. Tue, 10 Dec 2019 00:56:58 EST He Shall Come Again – Advent 2019 Reflective Questions <BR> “Come, you who are blessed by my Father. Inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world.” – Matthew 25:34 <BR> <BR> 1. Fr. Patrick speaks about how the natural world at this time of year can often help point us in the direction of considering the... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 00:37:23 EST Lil Gent <img src=""> I saw an article about a little boy who single-handedly proved that gentlemen do exist and that filial piety makes all the ole ladies go awww. At least this ole lady did. This was apparently in China and... Tue, 10 Dec 2019 00:27:15 EST Tues - Why Will I Continue my Journey Next Year? 12/10/2019 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Don't forget to challenge your mind as well, the brain is in the body! <em>211</em> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 00:11:26 EST Weather It was nice partly sunny day in the mid 60s. It is 59 outside and 70 inside. Tue, 10 Dec 2019 00:10:28 EST Starting weight. Dec 9 <img src=""> Tue, 10 Dec 2019 00:02:56 EST Short But Sweet! No Excuses! Late Thursday afternoon, I decided after giving it much thought that I would join TOPS.Online Inc. <BR> I have not been accountable for a long, long time. I just was eating pretty much what I felt like eating. <BR> I began my first day Friday, eating sensibly. I can't say it's been hard to do... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 23:59:24 EST Rained Here ALL DAY LONG! <img src=""> Yes, I wanted the rain to STOP! <BR> <BR> Had to settle for an indoor walking workout when the rain didn’t relent by dark. My path was through the kitchen, down the hall, through the living room , past th... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 23:57:56 EST Let's Do This! Snow Day! MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4981 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> OK, MONDAY, <BR> LET'S DO THIS! <BR> <BR> That's how I felt early this morning as I prepared to fight rush-hour traffic, school zones, and freezing driz... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 23:51:27 EST Expecting a Cold Front Today it got up to 80 degrees... tomorrow the high is predicted to be 50! <BR> <BR> Yay! Instead of wearing shorts, I get to wear a sweater! FINALLY I get to break out some of the parts of my wardrobe which sits forlorn and unworn. <BR> <BR> I know that’s not cold..... but at least it’s NOT H... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 23:43:42 EST Pictures because I'm too flat out to blog Sorry, it is final exam time and I'm flat out. So here are some pics to show how it is going. <BR> <BR> This was last spring before intermittent fasting. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I was wearing XXL in that p... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 23:42:21 EST HOPE <BR> <BR> Never lose hope...……… <BR> <BR> You never know what tomorrow will bring. <BR> <BR> <BR> Over my lifetime, I have found that my hope is strongest when I am volunteering. When I was in High School, I volunteered at a Senior Center every Saturday morning and sometimes the entire day ... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 23:40:19 EST short work weeks till he end of the year i dont work a 5 day week,. i have pto so the next 4 weeks i work 3 or 4 days per week. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 23:26:50 EST Somethings changed. Something that changed everything Somethings changed. Something that changed everything <BR> <BR> Intellectually, I accepted a slip as normal behavior but on a feeling level it wasn’t acceptable. Angry at normal behavior? This doesn’t make sense. The feeling doesn’t fit. Listen again. You sound angry but you’re afraid. Afraid? ... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 23:15:14 EST My Wife and Kids My Wife and Kids, 2001-05, on ABC, heavily syndicated from Argentina to Zimbabwe. Damon Wayons played Michael Kyle, father to a boy & 2 girls. He’s married to Janet (Jay). The family is semi-dysfunctional, upper middle class & Black. I just found it on MTV. It’s supposed to be funny. Mom, Jay,... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 23:13:36 EST Medicine All I have to say today is prednisone sucks!!!!! Mon, 9 Dec 2019 23:05:30 EST Back from Seattle <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What a fun, busy couple of days in Seattle with Maegann. Both of us are extremely exhausted and thankful to be home. I had to talk Maegann through a few anxiety attacks, but she did great work... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 22:59:59 EST Shaking it up! I'm hoping to shake up my routine and I'm looking for ideas <BR> Mon, 9 Dec 2019 22:59:10 EST 12/9/19 Today was a good day. My original plan was to not have a rest day but my body said otherwise. I ended up sleeping in till about 8am which is unusual for me since I usually get up around 5:30 every morning. I did a light workout this morning, and an even lighter one in the pm. Did some baking for ... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 22:52:41 EST 12/9/19 Here is Brad's latest blog and progress in his words. Our God is an awesome God. <BR> <BR> Defiant Mentality: Nothing Can Stop an Unstoppable God <BR> Journal entry by Brad Hook — 23 hours ago <BR> <BR> "Cancer may have started the fight, but I will finish it!" <BR> <BR> Reflecting back on ... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 22:44:46 EST When all else fails... My day was weird. I will not be going out until Fri. We have wind chills too far below zero. So today I set out to make this little Christmas ornament for Mateo and put the back on Josie's quilt. The back doesn't fit....I need 6" of buffalo plaid fleece. So that will have to wait. So no pro... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 22:38:43 EST Turning 70 can be fun What a special Birthday i just finished celebrating . turning 70 may upset some but i had a great one . <BR> My Brother who lives in Denver told me on Sat 12/7 i would need to stay home on Wed to accept a package then i could go to the gym or do errands . a... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 22:32:55 EST Grandkids Babysat grandson today. I was getting my shoes on for a walk, and grandson came to greet me. He gave me such a genuine smile, that it was heart warming. Makes it all worth while. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 22:31:51 EST 2019 emoticon for how you feel today <em>4</em> Mon, 9 Dec 2019 22:30:24 EST Blood sugar readings Great reading today. Felt good all day because of it. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 22:29:22 EST One. Again. <img src=""> <BR> I think we all start over from time-to-time. I was in fantastic shape/diet right after my 1st daughter a few years ago, but then had many seizures while I was pregnant with my 2nd. I gained some weigh... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 22:23:06 EST Better today I had, frankly, a boring day in the physical therapy clinic I'm assigned to during the week. Felt a little guilty, what with knowing what the ICU nurses are doing, but I spent a combined 2.5 hours up there as well, before and after my PT shift. They had a less dramatic day, at least. Felt bette... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 22:19:02 EST November Goals Review / December Goals November Goals: <BR> <BR> I had many goals for November but then I got sick. I had some of the Romaine lettuce that was contaminated with E. Coli and then I got a Urinary Tract Infection. I was on antibiotics for a week and a half. I waited several days though before I went in to see the doct... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 22:10:50 EST Summing Up the Weekend I just did a blog but internet was not working... so all the pictures got messed up.. <BR> Now I will try this again... <BR> <BR> On the weekend I was alone as family went off to Niagara Falls for a Ju-Jitsu Tournament <BR> <BR> Unfortunately my GS did not win a trophy.. <BR> He did his best a... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 21:47:26 EST December 9~ Chilly Monday I want a job like the weather folk..they just give it their best guess and everyone listens! <BR> We were to have a light snow with milder temps, we got wind ,,cold wind and temps that hovered in the high 30's. Tomorrow is to be "milder"..ahh winter..gotta wonder what is next! <BR> I did not ev... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 21:36:12 EST Peace Day 8 Accountability Connecting with others, that’s our theme for the week. <BR> <BR> I once heard that the ability to deepen one’s faith was a little like increasing one’s fitness. The more you show up and do the work, the more fit one becomes. Expecting to be fit by going to the gym once a week or even a month wo... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 21:33:20 EST Beautiful Soul, Wonderful Therapy <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I think I met the most wonderful therapist I've ever had. She literally loves her job so much she got over-excited several times at the things we are going to be working on. She read me like an ... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 21:23:29 EST Screamed Right Past the Change of the Calendar into December Whooo. The holidays are frenzied days even when one is committed to modest preparations. Housekeeping still needs to be maintained. Exercise is more vital than ever, particularly when the weather makes it more of a challenge. Fresh fruits and veggies are essential not luxuries. Splurge on those r... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 21:21:18 EST Senior life should be more fun. We have 3 daughters all married though one may end soon and if not she won't be able to keep her kids because their dad has threatened suicide. Right now he's locked up. Larry and I are too old for raisng these 3. They are all very "busy" and noisy which is hard especially for Larry. I'm just t... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 21:20:53 EST white castle recall... are you crazy???? lawrd <img src=""> these people are crazy, lost their minds.. lawrd. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> BREAKING NEWS on television just... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 21:09:05 EST Monday’s Words to Ponder <img src=""> Mon, 9 Dec 2019 20:58:22 EST December 9, 2019 Happy Monday! <BR> <BR> I'm really worried - I think that Jacob and I both might be getting sick. Please pray for us, things are way to busy right now. He has already gone to bed, so I'm hoping that a good night's sleep will be enough. <BR> <BR> Anyway, today wasn't quite as crazy. I didn't sle... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 20:57:55 EST 2019 Goals Walked to day. Had home furnace blower motor burn out. Had electrician repair this morning, 500.00 for just the motor, freezing weather begins tomorrow. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 20:57:54 EST mondays are magic I awoke and made my husband eggs , with veggies and <BR> left over kielbasa and potatoes <BR> <BR> His step mom came by and brought me to the bank <BR> the store for eggs milk and bread <BR> hubby's doctor to drop off his fmla papers, <BR> <BR> His sister was in town and insisted on <BR> p... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 20:48:58 EST Rainy day Monday I feel like I may be starting with rheumatoid arthritis, esp in my knees. Either that or this rain today is killing my joints. I hope to have a better day tomorrow. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 20:45:30 EST 79th Weekend Fasting Cycle I've set my target to 60 hours. That is from Fri dinner, finished eating at 8 PM and break the fast on Mon morning after 8 AM. I've heard that longer fast can cause the body to break down the muscle. I'm not worried about that as I'm gaining weight even on my fasts. So I'm out eating my fasts. I'... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 20:39:08 EST 9th of December We had a cold windy day good time to sit at my desk and get paperwork accomplished. Been drinking water, but still have some ounces to drink. Night is early I will make it happen. Hoping everyone had a successful Monday. Enjoy your evening and find joy in it. Mon, 9 Dec 2019 20:20:13 EST Monday A busy day leading into a busy week. <BR> <BR> Blessings Mon, 9 Dec 2019 20:13:46 EST Bubble Up <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Mon, 9 Dec 2019 20:06:28 EST Weight Loss Tip #2 <em>216</em> <em>363</em> <em>323</em> <em>315</em> <BR> <BR> Track all exercises on SP Fitness Tracker Mon, 9 Dec 2019 20:03:15 EST Still Here So Day 2 and I'm still here. I appreciate everyone's words of encouragement. I'm trying to learn how to be patient with myself. I've never been very good at it. But I'm ready to take one day at a time. I got up early this morning and made breakfast to with me to work. I didn't have what I should... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 20:01:24 EST whew! I gained so much weight since Halloween that I wasn't sure how much I could expect to lose by the end of the year. 3 more weeks of weigh-ins (on Monday for me) but I lost 10.8 # this past week (very happy). That puts me at a little less that I was 3 weeks ago. I don't expect to lose more than ... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 19:59:14 EST Monday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope your day was a good one Mon, 9 Dec 2019 19:28:37 EST Back to work today!! It was even colder today. I did get out and do some errands. I have more errands to do tomorrow! I need more fitness! I wish it would warm up somewhat!! Enjoy Your Tuesday! Luv U!! ((HUGS)) Mon, 9 Dec 2019 19:25:00 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for December 9 and 10 Daily Inspiration: The way to help others is to love them and pray for them. Lord, You give so generously when asked in love through prayers. <BR> <BR> A Time to Think--God understands our prayers even when we can't find the words to say them.—Anonymous <BR> <BR> A Time to Act--Face every situ... Mon, 9 Dec 2019 19:13:07 EST