Friday, November 16, 2012
My DH and I moved into this house during the summer between our DD's kindergarten and 1st grade years in school. She is now a Junior (or 11th grade). It's late, so you get to do the math! The house was about two years old when we moved in. And we moved in very well. Besides DD, we also have DS and two dogs. All together, we've been very hard on our kitchen floor.
Poor floor...notice the holes in the linoleum? That's what happens when you don't have wheels on the desk chair.
And the brown spot? No, not a fire. Apparently, bug spray, sunshine and linoleum do not mix well...unless you like brown spots on your floor.
Now, that area looks like this:
We weren't as hard on the space for the fridge, but I think that black mark is a permanent stain.
Can't see the stain now!
The area in front of the stove is just plain dirty, faded, and worn.
Not any more!!!
A general shot of new amd improved.
Thanks for letting me share. Now maybe I'll move on to a new obsession.
Wednesday, July 04, 2012
This is a great version of this song!
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Never Quit Pledge
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!
signed: Leisa (Sunflowergal40)
Signed: Chris (chriskenandkids)
Signed: Linda (scoutmom715)
Signed: Nancy (tedybear2838)
(from Linda S. Jayne (Geminisue)
Signed: Vicki aka VICKI-B--56
Signed; Pixie (Pixie-Licious)
Signed: Gloria (GloriaB73)
Signed Sarah (Millie 5522)
Signed Shelby (theshelbster)
Signed Beckie (BIRKIE528)
Signed Debaune (Doobie893)
Signed by Wallahalla on Friday, June 29, 2012
Signed by Karen (MAMAWALMART) on June 29,2012
Signed by Sibille (musolf6) Friday June 29,2012
Signed Shirley (Lookingup2012) Friday, June 29, 2012 who needs to do this because she quit SP three times in 3 years.
Signed Susan (catladyx8) Friday June 29, 2012
Signed John (Johntj1) Saturday June 30, 2012
Signed by Barbara (CartoonB) Saturday June 30, 2012
Will you blog and post the Never Quit Pledge, today/soon?
Let's spread it through Sparks, so all can have the choice to commit!
Friday, April 06, 2012
A few weeks ago, I changed my goals to show myself losing seven pounds by the end of the year. I figured that a slow-and-steady pace would take away the stress I was feeling and make it easier to stay in calorie range.
I was wrong.
Instead of making it easier to stay in calorie range, it got really easy to be over. Not a lot (usually), but over. And, sure enough, my weight followed. I saw my highest number on the scale this weekend. Granted, I had just eaten four pieces of Pizza Hut Meat Lovers Pizza...and was physically ill! But, the number was high and I didn't like it.
So...I readjusted again. I moved my goal up to losing seven pounds in three months. My exercise goals stayed the same so my calorie range shifted down quite a bit. But, that has been good for me. I've been more focused on getting my nutrients in within my limited calories. I have been able to fit a couple of treats, but I am not indulging everyday. I'm still taking my cheat day tomorrow, but it will be one day this week, not every day this week!
The good news is that the scale is down four pounds. I realize that most of that is bloat. I don't care!!!! It's gone! LOL! And, best of all, I am feeling it. I don't know for how long or how soon I will be tempted to over indulge. But for now, I'm feeling it and I'm liking it.
Saturday, February 25, 2012
A. Age: 43
B. Bed size: Queen
C. Chore that you hate: Cleaning the toilet
D. Dogs: Two - Shihtzu-Papillon Mix (sorry, don't know how to spell either of those) and Boxer
E. Essential start to your day: Breakfast, usually leftovers from last night's dinner
F. Favorite color: Green (or sometimes orange)
G. Gold or Silver: silver
H. Height: 5'1"
I. Instruments you play: None
J. Job title: Assembly Product Engineer
K. Kids: Two (Unless you count my DH, then three)
L. Live: Idaho, USA
M. Mother's name: Leona
N. Nicknames: Babs, Barb (But not Barbie, unless you want the Barbie giggle)
O. Overnight hospital stays: Two, one for each kid
P. Pet peeves: Using your when you're is appropriate
Q. Quote from a movie: I can't remember quotes...sorry!
R. Right- or left-handed: Right
S. Siblings: Two brothers
T. Tattoos & Piercings: None - although my ears used to be pierced
U. Underwear: Yep, I wear 'em.
V. Vegetable(s) you hate: Brussels Sprouts (although I hear that's cos I've never had them prepared properly)
W. What makes you run late: Other people
X. X-Rays you've had: Teeth
Y. Yummy food that you make: Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Balls
Z. Zoo animal: Giraffes
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