LYN-EDWY   31,437
30,000-39,999 SparkPoints
LYN-EDWY's Recent Blog Entries

One more day....

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Having another day of this annoying heat wave.
BUT....I am happy with my progress so far here on SP.
Tomorrow is my weigh in day. With very little exercise this
past week due to the heat, I am a little concerned.
However, I know that persistence pays off in this journey.
Because of reading of so many encouraging messages that
are posted daily between Spark People......that gives me the
determination to stay the course.



  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GRAMMAP1 8/3/2009 12:16AM

    Perhaps you have "sweat off" some weight. We have had such a mild Summer here in Ohio, we have only run air about 6 times. Just keep will succeed.

Report Inappropriate Comment
MOMMA_GRIZZ 8/2/2009 7:35PM

    Yup, persistence is key on this journey of ours. Sorry to hear about the heat wave, hope you are staying cool and hydrated! Yeah You for staying on course!

Report Inappropriate Comment

This is absolutely ridiculous ~

Monday, July 27, 2009

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Yes, we get a week or so of hot weather mid summer, but this heat wave is ridiculous!


Today it has been 104+ in my yard and in my courtyard where I am desperately nursing my tomato plants it got up to 109.4 this afternoon.

And the weatherman just let us know that we here in this valley are supposed to get 2 degrees hotter tomorrow! emoticon emoticon emoticon

Guess what I'm doing?

emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

LYN-EDWY 7/30/2009 12:10PM

    Thanks for your comments everyone. Yes, I am under the shower frequently and all of us, me, my dog and DH all are wearing wet towels across our shoulders in the hottest part of the day.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GGMOMWA 7/28/2009 4:22AM

    You had even hotter weather than we did in South West Washington State. We had over 100 degrees with fans going all over the house. Our air conditioning has gone out.

Our grand daughter was here working on the automatic sprinkler system in our flower beds. DH was also working outside off and on. I was only out a few time.

We heard on channel 4 this evening that the over night temperature in Seattle has never stayed above 70 degrees, but that was the prediction.

Extreme Cold and snow last winter. Extreme Heat and humidity this summer. I think my two tomato plants are enjoying the heat with lots of water.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHRYS13 7/27/2009 11:26PM

    Wow...way too hot!! Your poor plants. Poor you! Great plan to drink all that water and stay hydrated. We've been about 10 degrees cooler than normal for this time of must have all the heat!
Good luck....stay cool....

Report Inappropriate Comment
WATERMELLEN 7/27/2009 9:10PM

    This is most unusual for your part of the world -- hope it passes soon!

I'd be standing under the shower as much as possible for sure -- maybe a bandanna wrung out in cold water around the neck when I had to be dressed and out in public!

But: not fun. I'd rather be too cold than too hot any day.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LEEPFROG95 7/27/2009 8:58PM

    you got our weather here in NORTHERN IL it normally is in the 100+
this time of year but we havent made it out of the mid 80s yet!!!!!
and tomatoes are just waiting for the heat.....

make sure you really soak those tomatoes early in the morning!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment

I must do!

Monday, July 27, 2009

SP is the greatest thing that has happened to me and I am loving every minute. Everything I learn, works!

My motto for this week is:

"Knowing is not enough, I must apply.
Willing is not enough, I must do."


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GLORYB2014 7/27/2009 4:37PM

    I like your motto for this week Lyn and I'm going to use it myself, if you don't mind!?

I love reading member's blogs yet I don't blog much myself. There's where your motto comes in "I must apply"!


Report Inappropriate Comment

I am so frustrated I could spit!!!

Saturday, July 18, 2009

As you can see by my nutrition chart, I totally blew it today. And I did it on purpose.

I was soooooooooooooo devastated by 2 individuals who on two separate days and two separate occasions, have chosen to vent their anger at me for reasons I truly do not know. I do not understand why. I apologized to these two people for anything that I may have said or done (knowing that I truly had done or said nothing that warranted this) that offended them, they did not want to hear it and continued to vent their rage at me being arrogant, disrespectful and totally over the top with their anger toward me. I broke down in tears after the first one and the second one that happened this morning, I got so p&$^#* I just went home, grabbed my hedge trimmer and have been working on my 100' hedge for the past 4 hours, trimming back about 3' of growth to get rid of my frustration.
That's where the chocolate came in.
I made the choice, not sorry I did. It didn't make me feel any better. But I worked so damn hard out in that sun for most of the afternoon that I probably burned it off.
The scales will let me know on Monday morning.
End of vent.

Thanks for listening.

  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GLORYB2014 7/25/2009 1:49PM

    Lyn, you can vent any time you want to, we'll always listen! A problem/trouble shared is a problem/trouble halved!!

Sometimes people can really tick you off when they feel you've grieved them and so hard on you when you don't know what it is they feel you did!! You've apologized and I hope you put it out of your mind. You need to take a good look and see who the problem came from!!

At least you got your hedge trimmed . . . lol!
My best to you, Gloria

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEE_LITED 7/24/2009 2:12PM

    Lyn, it has been a long time since something similar happened to me but I still remember it and i still am not as close to those two friends as I used to be. I don't need friends who lash out for no reason. There are too many good friends in the world who would never do that!

My former DIL comes from a family who are ruthless with each other, and then it is quickly forgotten. Amazing to us! But some folks are that way and they may not mean it as ugly as it sounds to those of us who are their victims. But, as I've said, I let those friends go and moved on.

If it's a family member, that;s a little different...but not much.

Anyway, good for you for handling it so creatively. Chocolate is a vegetable in my book.


Report Inappropriate Comment
LYN-EDWY 7/20/2009 2:32PM

    Thank you all....having SP friends is really the best medicine for me!

After doing the hedge, I have been extremely tired for the last 2 days. Went to bed last night at 6, slept 'til 9, watched tv 'til 12 and then slept until 7 this morning. Think I finally caught up. And I have learned alot from this frustrating experience. I know that I am important, not someone to be walked all over whenever someone else feels like it!
But, not having had this experience before, it has taken a little time to recover.

Thank you all for your postings and kind thoughts.


emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
WARMSPRINGDAY 7/19/2009 7:33PM

    Interesting what anger does to us. The last time that I got really really angry with someone, I chose that moment to go for my walk. I had so much frustration I needed to work out that I walked twice as far as I normally do. The chocolate probably didn't hurt you for one time.

Report Inappropriate Comment
JENA76 7/19/2009 10:28AM

    You did a great thing going out in the yard and working through those frustrations, Sometimes we run into people that are hurting so bad they use others to take out their frustrations on, You may not have done anything wrong but remember even if you had you apologizied, sometimes that's all we can do and then just walk away, real friends don't stay mad at friends for too long anyway. You can tell who your friends are by this if they don't come back they are not your friends, so remember tomorrow is another day. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
LYN-EDWY 7/18/2009 10:39PM


You are so right! emoticon Tomorrow is another day.....and I will make it a good one.

And yes, my hedge looks great. emoticon

emoticon to you all....


Report Inappropriate Comment
HVMBRU 7/18/2009 9:53PM

    Lyn - it's in the air! You are not alone. Been hearing about similar circumstances from my friends. I just listen. Wish I had something worthwhile to say. Most times, people are just getting rid of their frustrations and leave you holding the bag. Any excuse will do.

So you fell down on the diet, but I bet that hedge looks great!!!

Now we can begin anew tomorrow.

Helen emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KATRINAKAT23 7/18/2009 9:49PM

  Just pick yourself up and dust yourself off. Like herbladyann said, tomorrow is another day. I know words can be hurtful but we can't control what other people say or do, so it is just best to ignore it as much as possible and carry on with our daily life. I hope tomorrow is a much better day for you. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
CYCLINGSANDY 7/18/2009 9:35PM

    Good way to burn off that anger with yard work. Chocolate was probably burned off too.

Report Inappropriate Comment
HERBLADYANN 7/18/2009 9:35PM

    I have had moments like that myself. Tomorrow is another day. Don't beat yourself up. Just start over tomorrow.


Report Inappropriate Comment

I sometimes wonder? Why me?

Thursday, July 16, 2009

As I sit here and look at my paint stained hands and fingernails......I consider what I have just done today.
I got up about 7:15 and was outside painting our double garage by 7:30. It got real hot here about 10:30 so worked on the shady side later on.
Now, I am not bragging, just marvelling at how blessed I am. I am almost 71 years old. I feel better today than I have in over 20 years. I am eating really well, exercising, doing alot of physical work.
I sometimes wonder, why me? And I have no answer. But, I realize that I don't need an answer. I just need to continue doing what I am doing, thanking God for every moment of everyday that I can do all that I am doing, and for everything that he has given me to make my life so wonderful at this time of my existence.

Enjoy your days everyone, enjoy the minutes. They all pass too quickly, and are all so very precious.

Hugs to you all..... emoticon

Thank you SP....


  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

WATERMELLEN 7/16/2009 7:21PM

    You're an inspiration! Love that can do attitude. I'm hoping to be just like you when I grow up!

Report Inappropriate Comment
TIPPIMITCHELL 7/16/2009 7:08PM

  Great attitude! Good for you. I'm almost 55 and I probably can't keep up with you!

Report Inappropriate Comment
KAMMYS_NEW_LIFE 7/16/2009 6:12PM

    Thank You for the wise words of enjoying life and thanking God for each and every day.

You are an inspiration and I hope at age 70 I will be feeling the same way as you do now!


Report Inappropriate Comment

First Page  1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 Last Page