Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Boy did I have a successful day with Sparks. I finally was able to reset all of my Sparks Articles, Quizzes and the A-Z . It took me awhile to figure out where to go but I did it and now I can get going on getting more points and rereading what I have forgotten.
for the reset button.
Just like our days are reset everyday and we can start brand new and fresh.
Love going to bed and now walking up to a brand new sunny day and a brighter outlook in life.
Today I ate great, sparked a lot, crochet for a total of 8 hours and finally am caught up to where I should have been last Monday. So I am doing really great with this crochet order. Hopefully this streak will continue to the end of the month.
Any ways I am off to get in a walk before it gets dark and then working on a Lion for a new order, a new design and a new colour. Can't wait to show it to you all when it is done. I am keeping the colours a secret for now.
Day four of Spring into bootcamp is done,QFC is done and Calorie are at 1,000 and I have a reserve of 200 calories left for a snack when I get back.
Today I manage to have only two cups of coffee and I am so proud of myself that that is all that I have in the way of caffeine.
Now to work on drinking more water and getting in more fruits. Veggies I have no problem with I have about 10 servings today and only 2 serving of fruit.
I did good, and will do better once I get in my fruits in the house.
Anyways time to hurry up and put my sneakers on for that walk. So off I go.
Have a great night.
Wednesday, May 04, 2011
Good evening all,
This morning I decided to take a Sandra day, A day just for me and no one else. I deserve it. I worked so hard for it. So for the next 24 hours from the time I woke up to the time I wake up tomorrow it is all about me and what I want.
I am so glad that I took a me day. I loved it, it was great.
First I got up a did a walk it out with Leslie Sanson and I ended up doing 5.5 miles, awesome because I didn't have to look at my Mio/ped to check on my steps. Remember this watch died a good death the other day and the new one, this time just a cheap one didn't work and I had to return it.
After that I had some Vector Cereal and a banana with my coffee and only one cup so far today. I am trying to cut down my coffee this month to only two a day and no more. That includes tea and pop which I don't drink that often.
I also manage to drink for full 8 cups of water today. I am so very proud of myself, finally was able to get it all in. What I did was I took a Crystal light packet and added to 6 cup of water instead of one cup that it calls for. I find that Crystal light is too strong of a taste for me so adding it to 6 cups of water did the trick and when I got down to the last two cup of water in my jug I just added two more of water and it was still great.
sorry folks I stepped away for a couple of minutes: We just won in OT, Our Vancouver Canucks played a great game tonight and I am so proud of them. You should hear all the cars go by my place honking their horns in celebration.
OK where was I. OH my day.
So after breakfast John and I was going to go out and get the recycling done but the skies decided to open up and pour down on us heavily so we decided to do it on Thursday which is better because John will have more by then and we can get it all done in one day instead of two.
I sparked for a bit and updated my system manually, For some weird reason and this is just my luck with computers Firefox won't update automatically and it still freezes. One of these days it will fix itself and today I am not bothered by it. I realized that computer (this one) doesn't rule my life anymore or how I feel.
After sparking for a bit, I deleted my deleted items in my mail box and I notice that I have read 1105 email messages on my computer and postings. Wow I didn't realized how much computer time I spent on it.
Any ways I am all caught up now and things are running better.
I did get Bootcamp day 3 done and it was great, it was only a six minute video but it sure kick my Butt and boy did my butt feel it.
After that I did a 60 bike ride on my stationary bike and racked up the mile. Hopefully soon I can get back into my skinny jeans and I know I will.
So that is all the exercising for today, the rest of the day was spent crocheting it up. I got a ton of stuff done for my knitting contract/order and here is a picture of it.
As you can see I have all the pieces crocheted now except for the eyes and the glasses, those I will work on later in the week. Right now I am stitching the pieces together to make the dolls and his pals.
I did all of this in the last five days and now that I look over at my coffee table and see it all laying there I am wowed by all that I have done in such a short time. I am a speed demon when it come to crocheting now and with that said I am now faster in my typing too!
For dinner I made a baked stuffed pasted shell dinner using extra very lean hamburger,med size pasta shell and my very own low cal marinera sauce. I baked it in the oven and then I added low fat mozzarella cheese on it and baked until cheese was bubbly. With that I made steamed green beans.
I did really well with the eating too. I have a serving spoon that measures one cup so that is all that I had of the pasta dish and I had one cup of the beans.
So far I haven't had a night time snack, I am not hungry. I will finish drinking my water which will keep me full until I go to bed after a nice soak in a bubble bath.
John's at work and I have the whole evening to myself. I can watch what I want and do what I want. Isn't that great, Yup it sure is.
As for yesterday I have put it behind me and I am staying away from my mom for the rest of the week. I told her why. We need to know where she is all the time. She gave John and I a big scare yesterday as well as scaring her case worker and homemaker. If mom does this again the case worker will pull the homemaker from mom and she won't have one at ALL! End of story.
It is apparent to all of us now that mom need to be in a seniors care center, She can't be left alone, I really think her memory in going or she is playing her games again with me. She did know how to play with my heart strings and I am old enough and so much stronger now that I won't allow it.
I feel great in this decision, I personally have taken a big load off my shoulders. But we shall see how it goes or if is will last. I will try my best to hold tight.
One more note before I leave you all for the night, John's hours have been cut, He now only works two days a week. So now it is very crucial for me to get a job or to get a lot more knitting orders. We can't live on what little I make and what little he is making now.
He will be applying for EI next week when he gets his notice from week so that he can claim EI and that will help a little.
So I would appreciate your prayer for my brother to get more work or more hours at the mountain.
So as you can see by my blog tonight that I had a great Sandra day and I will have a great night. I am off to watch Biggest Loser and then Dancing with the Stars that I have tape so that I can sew and watch our Great Vancouver Canucks play and yes I am wearing my Canuck's Jersey it is Pink.
Good night my dear sweet friends. Thanks for stopping by Sandraland.
Hugs and kisses all.
Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Well the day started off great, got up early to spark for a bit, had a great breakfast and coffee then I tried to do a back up on my computer. I have never successfully backed up this computer since I got it upgraded last year. So I thought well why not try again.
So I went into to the system and started back up. I loaded in the disk and hit start. Well today I got a message on the screen saying disk needed to be formatted to I hit format and what do you know. Back up procedure started. I sat here staring at the screen watching it being backed up. After one hour the disk popped out and I noticed that I had insert a DVD disk and not a CD disk so I inserted another DVD and was asked to format this one and I did and again the back up proceeded to do its thing.
One more hour and the whole back up was done. It had only taken two DVD disk to do the entire backup and not the 15 or so that it did 2 years ago. I didn't even know that I can use a DVD in this system. It is so amazing what you learn and what you have on your system and don't even know it.
While I waited for Back up to be completed on my system I crocheted, working on the order. I am so behind in it and I was so hoping to get a lot done to day but didn't get much done.
I had to stop what I was doing and head out to mom's place, she wasn't answering the door or the phone, Something was wrong.
So John and I hi-tailed it out of here and drove over to moms only to find her place empty. She wasn't there, where was she?
After sitting in her living room for 1 1/2 hours she finally came home. My step dad and Aunt came and took her out to get some shopping done and didn't tell anyone. Her homemaker came over to clean up her place and got worried when she wasn't there and I got the phone call.
Mom said she didn't have her phone number to call her to cancel and she does, it is on speed dial.
Mom is playing games again, she now tells me that she wasn't coming today and that is why she left with dad and Jean.
I got mad at her. She was suppose to call us when she was going out so I wouldn't worry if she didn't answer the phone.
So infront of Dad, Aunt Jean and John I gave mom a lecture and felt bad after words.
Anyways after fifteen more minutes of staying there we all left. John and I came home and I made dinner right away since lunch was hours ago and I didn't have any.
I was so upset that I couldn't do any crocheting I kept making mistake and had to put it down for awhile. I ended up watching Dancing with the Stars while John was on the computer. Then firefox crashed and I had to fix it.
Now I am here writing out my day and getting all my anger out on paper so that I can sleep tonight.
I managed to get firefox fix. I had to delete it and re install it again. Hopefully it won't freeze again. For some reason Firefox won't install updates. I have to do it manually.
Any ways, I feel better now that this is out of my system. It is amazing what writing your thought down will do to help you feel better about things.
Well it is time for me to hit the sack and try and get some sleep. Good night all.
Monday, May 02, 2011
Hi and thanks to some of you who have commented me on my name changed. I decided to changed it this morning when It took me five time to log in and was about to give up and quick for good. Then I thought why don't I change my name and maybe just maybe this site will work better and I won't have any issues logging in or posting to my thread.
So while I sat and had my first cup of coffee I thought about what name should I use and then it hit me. Why don't I use my home business name and that is exactly what I did.
Since changing my name and password I got 556 emails, postings, sparkmail and other stuff. Wow! I was shocked and thrilled. So I got to work and did the best I could answering them, some I just deleted - junk but most of them I answered. I still have 119 left to read and to answer or delete so I did exceptionally well I think.
I even spent 9 hours crocheting it up today., 30 minutes riding my bike, 10 minutes of day 1 Bootcamp, 100 jumping jacks and then a ten minute stretch. Boy am I tired but I feel so good right now.
Off to a great start for this new month and I will be getting in a bikini this year for sure.
So any ways just wanted to let you all know why I changed my name. Someone else has been using my sparks name of FB and that is why I couldn't get logged in. Now that FB and Sparks has been fixed everything should be OK. I like my new name a lot better, IT is me and what I do all day long.
Knock on wood, tap tap.
I hope you all have a great week and a great month.
Oops I forgot to list my goals for the month. Team challenge and dare.
So Here is:
1) do a video for Bootcamp everyday
2) loss 5 pounds this month
3) drink more water
4) Get more knitting orders or a part time job
5) Buy a new pedometer so that I can track my steps again) Will use recycling money for that.
Any ways these are what I am going to work on.
Good luck with your monthly goals.
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