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Monday day 126-Back on the wagon

Monday, December 19, 2011


Here's hoping my weight will melt like the snowmen in the Spring.

Sunday-did 10 min yoga 50 cal, Monday treadmill interval 25 min 165 cal, sauna 30 min 150 cal

After finding out I gained 3 lbs, I began my treadmill & sauna routine. The holidays are a mixture of joy and sadness. I have always loved Christmas but I miss all those I have loved and lost. My husband, my parents, my in-laws, all my aunts and uncles are all passed away. I have lost friends as well. When I trim my tree the ornaments they each gave me over the years bring in a flood of memories. The sadness makes me lose control and I gained weight. But I began today to pull myself back from the abyss again.

I plan to watch Terra Nova tonight and that will bring some distraction. Made some tapioca pudding to snack on. (Sigh) That is better than the cake left over form Sunday's dinner. (sigh)



  
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DEELIN1960 12/19/2011 9:29PM

    I wish I was there to give you a big hug! I'm so sorry you have lost so many loved ones. My husband & I have lost both of our parents and we do miss them so. I can't say I know how you feel, but I certainly can sympathize.

Don't let 3 lbs get you down. You are doing so great. Those 3 lbs can melt away just like a Snowman! :-) You are strong and this will pass.

Sending positive thoughts and prayers your way.
Dena

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Christmas & Birthday Surprise-Day 124

Sunday, December 18, 2011


Peace on Earth

Day 124 Saturday finished buying stocking stuffers. Yoga 10 min. 50 cal I also made peanut butter cookies for Christmas. I mostly spent the day watching movies from the library and just enjoying the day.

Friday's Surprise party went well. MJ had no idea I was going to be there. You see MJ has been out of work for over a year. She called my friend EW to advise that she could not get together with us for our usual Christmas exchange because she could not afford to buy gifts and pay for a meal out. EW asked her if she would get together with her for her birthday and treat her to dinner. MJ agreed. Then EW called me. We had already bought her Christmas gifts and I was planning to send her a birthday card with $$ since I thought that is what she really needed this year. I asked EW if I could come and help pay for the meal and not tell MJ, I was coming. You see in earlier years I was always working and could not be there. This year I could be. So I still just sent the birthday card because she would have no idea I would be there.

The day of the planned party MJ e-mailed that she passed her Medical Transcription Test and now can apply for those jobs. On her birthday this was good news. So EW & I arrived early at the restaurant and hid our presents under the table.

MJ arrived a bit late and was totally surprised to see me! We had dinner and the waitress presented some tapioca pudding with a lit candle for her! Then we presented her with birthday gifts and then her Christmas ones as well. She was very surprised! The restaurant allow us to celebrate from 11 am our arrival until 3 pm when we left. That is unusual. We had a great time.

  
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THINAGIN2 12/18/2011 11:50AM

    What a beautiful thing to do for a friend! Sounds like your joyous Christmas is well on the way!

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Day 123 of 10 min Daily Exercise

Friday, December 16, 2011

Grocery shopping- 1 hr- 100 calories, yoga 10 min- 50 cal.

Not much exercise yesterday. I spent most of my time on my computer and reading.

Today I meet some old friends in Baltimore for Birthday Lunch for one of them. It is a surprize for birthday girl. She is not expecting me to be there.

  
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INFLATED 12/18/2011 12:15AM

    I bet that was fun!

I was ready to quit Spark People again over my feelings about the government shutting down and hubby not having a job to go to until they reopened. I binged on anything and everything, didn't exercise and regained 7 pounds.

I call this the "nameless dread." It is anger, but at people I don't even know, "the system" that pulls the rug out from under you when you think you are making a little headway. My husband told my son that he wants him to help him with a resume where he would be doing the same job only as a government employee. I heard gas prices are going up again and I wish he would find work elsewhere, but he is the one that works, so that's his business.

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Day 122 of 10 min Daily Exercise

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Yoga 10 min- 65 calories Searching for cat-1 hour calories 100

Went to library and tried to bake a new cookie recipe. It was awful. I had to throw out the batch. I tossed the recipe.

My cat decided to take a walk outside yesterday. I searched for an hour but finally found her-safe. She just got over being sick. I do not need her to over do it and get sick again. So far today she is ok. She ate some tuna for breakfast.

Been working on my 2012 budget. Once the house is paid off I need to re-evaluate everything. Especially since I will have no job. I ran my husband's and mine own business for 10 years so I guess I could do that again. I really just want to relax and find an easy way to make a few extra bucks for any extras I want or need. I will keep looking for opportunities. I am grateful I am not desperate--as least not yet. The stock market took a third of my savings and even with the mini surge afterward I am still down 24% from before. The good news is I had enough to pay off the house. I had planned to pay it off at age 60..it will be age 61 since I turn 61 December 30th. So I am not too off course. It is just that the economy is so volatile I am worried about living through another crash. Which is another reason I am paying off the house.

I have been reading economic books 3 at a time. Trying to get new ideas and some insight into the madness. So far no one tells me more than I already knew. I guess that is good. It means I am doing things right-at least according to them. LOL! Like they have the crystal ball!

I guess the best we can do is be thankful for what we do have. And pray we keep it. emoticon

  


Day 121 of 10 min exercise-

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Monday- cleaned fireplace doors and re-lacquered brass. Made yogurt, homemade chicken soup, took dog Ziggy to get nails trimmed, did laundry and a load of dishes. I spent a least 10 min. 100 calories during the day. Hard to track when busy.

Today I plan to make cookies, go tot library and see what else needs done. Presents are wrapped as I buy them so that is all done. I may begin to shred old files to start the New Year.

  


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