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Vacation - Fir.st Part

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It is a long drive across the middle of Nevada. Stayed in Ely, Nv. This is a picture of our grandson behind bars. Doesn't he look sad.


DIL and GS in Virginia City.

GS with bad guy under arrest.

DH, GS and me in front of mine. The mine was a disappointment. We walked in aways and he explained some equipment and then we walked back out.

GS on train ride. I think we wore him out LOL.

We are going to Disneyland tomorrow.

  
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GOHUSKERS2 7/18/2010 4:53PM

    What a fun trip. I thought it was cute that the little guy is worn out but Grandma is still going strong!

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GLORYB2014 7/14/2010 9:47AM

    Loved the photos Yvonne, thanks for sharing your vacation with us.
Isn't it something that it was GS who got worn out and NOT Grandma? LOL Love that!
Enjoy Disney Land today, I was there once and had a grand time!
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GRAMMAP1 7/13/2010 10:48PM

    Sounds like fun. Did GS like jail? Have fun at Disney and drive carefully. Hugs, Jane emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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MONTY68 7/13/2010 4:39PM

    Hi Yvonne
Great pictures, it is kind of funny that the young one got worn out. Enjoy the rest of tour trip.

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BOOKAYB 7/13/2010 12:43PM

  Great pics, Yvonne!! Thanks for the updates! Be safe! emoticon

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MOM1014 7/13/2010 7:40AM

    What a great trip! I was in Ely a hundred years ago. Have a wonderful time and it looks like I don't have to tell you that. Look forward to the next episode. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Lee

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YMUNDERWOOD 7/13/2010 2:19AM

    Sounds like a wonderful vacation. Hope part two is just as great as or better than part one.

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DAISYDAY25 7/13/2010 12:29AM

  sounds like you had a lot of fun so far keep having fun

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Wake-up Call

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

This morning was an eye-opener for me. I put on 2 lbs since July one. I have been out of the obese range since I started keeping track of my weight on 5/31. I was only overweight at that time, but today has put me back into the obese range.

In Romans 5 this morning, I was reading about perseverance. Then on SparkPeople's Official Virtual Walk/Run Challenge the question of the day is "Do you check your BMI?". I hadn't checked it since I got out of the obese range. Today's weight just put me over the line. :-(

These two things are just what I needed to see before I go on vacation. I had planned on eating a salad, as a meal, once a day and not worrying about what else I ate. I haven't been posting in my food tracker since Friday and found out what the results of not posting are.

Change of plans!!! I will start posting in my food tracker today and keep track of everything I put into my mouth!!! I can do this!!! I will do this!!!

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GRAMMAP1 7/7/2010 10:15PM

    Isn't it great that Sparks has cover set backs with information? So it sounds like it has happened before to someone else..probably a lot of someones. But you are alert enough to get right after that Yvonne. I know you will stay strong. emoticon emoticon emoticon Jane

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BOOKAYB 7/6/2010 12:28PM

  Yes, today is an eye-opener!! We will just all stay strong and we WILL persevere! Happy Tuesday!!

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JRIMM4 7/6/2010 12:20PM

    On days when I dont have the time to use the database to enter my foods in I have started using the 'notes' section of the nutrition tracker. It only takes a couple of minutes to list out what I ate and then I can easily go back and add it in via the database to see what my calorie and other nutritional numbers were for the day. At the very least I end up with some sort of record. Sometimes I just dont have the time to enter each item and wait for pages to load, but I always have enough time to just write it out. On days when I'm not near a computer I jot it down in my ipod or on a piece of paper so I can come back and list it out on the nutrition tracker later. Just the record keeping of it helps me consider what I am eating and does not allow that 'out of sight, out of mind' problem to arise as often.

JR

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GLORYB2014 7/6/2010 11:25AM

    Yes Yvonne - YOU CAN - and - YOU WILL! emoticon
You've got the great attitude, knowledge and spark to do it!
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MONTY68 7/6/2010 10:34AM

    Hi Yvonne
Yes indeed, sometimes we do need a wake up call. A great advantage that we have being on Spark is being on Spark which partly had you looking. In past I had no clue. I assume most don't. Congratulations for paying attention and you will make the adjustments necessary. I plan on tracking my food the rest of my life, one of those things that would bring something to my head, if I was going over, I do watch my weight, maybe not every day but I want to be kept aware. I didn't do those things for 67 years .So, You are aware, You will make the adjustment and be back on tract.

I know you WILL do it.
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LOVESLIFE48 7/6/2010 10:32AM

    Habis are hard to break!! I know I started over more than once!! You have learned a lesson!! Track food!! I know if I don't track every day I can go over my calories very easily!! I like your attitude about this!! You are so right!! You will do this!!! Good luck to you!! Lyn emoticon emoticon

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ENVIOUSMOON 7/6/2010 10:12AM

    We all need a good wake-up call every so often. Congrats on letting it motivate you instead of get you down. Good luck!!

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This and That

Sunday, July 04, 2010

Today my DB and SIL get here. They are the nicest company to have if you know what I mean. They just fit right in and are very relaxing to be with. We enjoy having them so much.

We watched the fireworks at Fruita last night. They had a nice display. Our 15 minute drive home only took about 30 minutes. That isn't too bad. Traffic was slow but kept moving right along.

I probably won't be on SP much until the 23rd. Wow, that is a long time. I don't know if I will be able to stand it. I am going to do my best to eat right. I know I will get enough exercise. I think some people take vacations and have a relaxing good time. I'm just like a kid and am afraid I'm going to miss something so our vacations are usually jam-packed. DH has been saying for the past month that he is concerned that I have too much planned. I figure that we will only be that way once and need to see and do "everything".

At Disneyland we are staying in one of Disney's hotels and I figure that if we need to we can take turns taking our grandson to the park so we can each get some rest. Although, if I rest, I may miss something LOL.

  
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MONTY68 7/4/2010 10:39PM

    Yvonne,
You have the right idea, plan for a lot of things, can always cancel something, better then no plan and no idea what to do. Let this be the very best vacation you have had.
I may pass he turn off and I will give a big yell as I walk by

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CAROLYNVIL 7/4/2010 6:34PM

    Have a great time with the family.enjoy your self.

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DIDMIS 7/4/2010 3:02PM

    We will miss you. 23 days!!!!!!! Have a great time but don't wear yourself out to where you can't enjoy yourself.
Irene

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GRAMMAP1 7/4/2010 2:46PM

    Yvonne, enjoy yourself and time with Family. I don't know how you could be anything but active at Disney World. So much to see and learn. Have fun, Jane

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GLORYB2014 7/4/2010 11:35AM

    I'm like that on vacation too Yvonne, I even have to be the first one up in the morning, I don't want to miss a thing! LOL

Enjoy your holiday and bring back some photos to show us??

My sister and her hubby are just like your DB and SIL, the four of us are so alike, same likes, comfortable together and have so much fun and laughs! Isn't it wonderful to feel like that with family?

Hugs, Gloria

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JEANSHEP2 7/4/2010 11:02AM

    I love family togetherness! Have a great time and squeeze in all you can. Life is so short and those times don't come around often.

God bless.
Jean

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ACCEPTINGMEASIS 7/4/2010 11:00AM

    Have a great time!

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MAMOOAUG 7/4/2010 10:13AM

    Have a great time. I remember taking vacations with my grandparents when I was young. You will be building some great memories together. Have fun and be safe.

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DISTAN 7/4/2010 9:21AM

    Your choice always

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Trip to Disneyland

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I had a goal of 1000 fitness minutes for this month and I finally made it. I found out that is a lot of fitness minutes. Wasn't sure I was going to make it, but I made it with a day to spare.

I have been busy cleaning house, exercising and getting ready for our trip to Disneyland. We leave a week from tomorrow and I'm counting the days. I'm so excited that you would think that I'm 7 instead of 71. We have never been there and are taking our 13 yo GS.

I was going to start packing this past Monday but have been too busy. Today I need to finish organizing my kitchen for the Healthy Cooking Challenge. I have one drawer left to clean out.

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HIKESHAPPY 7/1/2010 9:56AM

    emoticonCongrats on the 1000 fitness minutes, Yvonne! And I can't wait to hear about Disneyland:-) I was there - right after I was born - lol! We have pix, but I don't remember any of it. I was born on an Air Force Base (no longer there) near there. Twenty-five years or so later, DH and I went to Disney World in FL - I think he got a big kick out of watching me enjoy it:-) I grew up watching the Wonderful World of Disney so it was a thrill for me - he grew up going to church on Sunday nights:-) We haven't been in a while - the last couple of times we were there, I didn't know any of the characters - lol:-) I know you'll have a great time with your GS and get in lots of fitness minutes:-)

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MONTY68 6/30/2010 9:49PM

    Hi Yvonne , congratulations on your 1000 minutes. You work hard on this program and it show up. I think that you will have some fitness time at Disney, if it is like Disney world, a lot of walking, and walking. I know that you will enjoy it so much,

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TLROYER 6/30/2010 7:34PM

    You will love it. Your grandson is going to have the best time. Can't wait to hear about it when you get back. I'll let you know all about our trip to Colorado when we get back. Terry

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BOOKAYB 6/30/2010 12:12PM

  I'm excited for you!! I had never been until we had kids - now haven't been for more than 20 years - it's a wonderful atmosphere - you will have a blast!!! emoticon

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PAMAPPLE 6/30/2010 12:03PM

    How exciting to be able to go to Disneyland! We'll be looking forward to how your vacation went! I just got back from vacation and posted my pictures on my blog! emoticon

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The Trip Home

Saturday, June 26, 2010

I receive the following in an e-mail.


A pastor had been on a long flight between church conferences. The first warning of the approaching problems came when the sign on the airplane flashed on: Fasten Your Seat Belts.

Then, after a while, a calm voice said, "We shall not be serving the beverages at this time as we are expecting a little turbulence. Please be sure your seat belt is fastened."

As the pastor looked around the aircraft, it became obvious that many of the passengers were becoming apprehensive.

Later, the voice on the intercom said, "We are so sorry that we are unable to serve the meal at this time. The turbulence is still ahead of us."

And then the storm broke . . .

The ominous cracks of thunder could be heard even above the roar of the engines. Lightning! lit up the darkening skies, and within moments that great plane was like a cork tossed around on a celestial ocean. One moment the airplane was lifted on terrific currents of air; the next, it dropped as if it were about to crash.

The pastor confessed that he shared the discomfort and fear of those around him. He said, "As I looked around the plane, I could see that nearly all the passengers were upset and alarmed. Some were praying. The future seemed ominous and many were wondering if they would make it through the storm.

"Then, I suddenly saw a little girl. Apparently the storm meant nothing to her. She had tucked her feet beneath her as she sat on her seat; she was reading a book and every- thing within her small world was calm and orderly.

"Sometimes she closed her eyes, then she would read again; then she would straighten her legs, but worry and fear were not in her world.

When the plane was being buffeted by the terrible storm when it lurched this way and that, as it rose and fell with frightening
severity, when all the adults were scared half to death, that marvelous child was completely composed and unafraid." The minister could hardly believe his eyes.

It was not surprising therefore, that when the plane finally reached its destination and all the passengers were hurrying to disembark, our pastor lingered to speak to the girl whom he had watched for such a long time.

Having commented about the storm and the behavior of the plane, he asked why she had not been afraid.

The child replied, "Cause my Daddy's the pilot, and he's taking me home.

There are many kinds of storms that buffet us. Physical, mental, financial, domestic, and many other storms can easily and quickly darken our skies and throw our plane into apparently uncontrollable movement. We have all known such times, and let us be honest and confess, it is much easier to be at rest when our feet are on the ground than when we are being tossed about a darkened sky.

Let us remember: Our Father is the Pilot. He is in control and taking us home. Don't worry!


  
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HIKESHAPPY 6/29/2010 7:46AM

    Yvonne, great reminder that He's in control and we're in His hands:-)

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BOOKAYB 6/28/2010 11:37AM

  Loved this, Yvonne!! Thanks for sharing it - certainly couldn't predict what the little girl was going to say!

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TLROYER 6/27/2010 1:40PM

    Thanks for sharing and for the reminder. Have a great week! We are heading to Colorado in a week! Can't wait to get in some hiking. Terry

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MONTY68 6/27/2010 10:22AM

    Hi Yvonne

A beautiful reminder , It is always good to keep us focused on the real purpose of life.
Thank you for sharing.

Monty

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MOM1014 6/27/2010 8:32AM

    Excellent blog! And a good reminder that we know who is in control. Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Lee

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GRAMMAP1 6/26/2010 11:38PM

    That is sooo good. And the application is so true! Hugs, Jane

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BRAVEONE92 6/26/2010 11:29PM

    I truly enjoyed reading your Blog. It had a great message in it, for all of us to remember. emoticon

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ACCEPTINGMEASIS 6/26/2010 11:28PM

    Great reminder!

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