Sunday, August 26, 2012
Ok I had a horible summer, gained all my weight back plus a couple of pounds. I will be starting over once again. This time I will be much more careful to not gain it back yet again. Start on Monday with walking per doctor, take it slow. He was not surprised with all the stress I have been under. Still bowling but could be doing better. Injuried my ankle, then other problems that kept me from doing cardio for a few months. Pounds kept coming back on. First 5, then 10, then another 10 and so on, this time 9 pounds in about 2 months. Oh well win some lose some. House is still not completed and still living in only 1/3 of house plus lots of mold found in hallway, from last fall when house got water down the walls ect. No wonder haven't felt well and tired out. Will show some more pictures at some point. Haven't been spending too much time on the computer. Maybe a few times a month. Bye for now.
Thursday, July 05, 2012
I know I haven't been on Sparks for a while but I posted this to my FB page and it just seemed so wrong that I thought I would post it here too. Hope some will pass this on. Motel KIds is a great program, many homeless kids in the Orange County, CA area (they did a film about them, shown on either PBS or cable). Many are homeless because of jobs lost, but just as many or more from drug and alcohol use by their parents.
Ok, I want to know does anyone else think this is a bit off or wrong? Article in the our Town section of OC Register 7/5/12 Anaheim
Wine-raiser: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Anaheim will host the annual Corks for Kids beer & wine tasing event for the Motel Kids Outreach Program from 6p-9p on 7/19. ect...... bla bla
1. Many of these kids are living in motels because their parents have trouble with either drugs or alcohol.
2. Many of these kids go to the Boys & Girls Clubs to get away from the problems at home among them alcoholism.
3. Who among the people running this show really thought this was a good idea?
Oh I know. Lets have a party for these poor kids, let people buy tickets so they can drink beer & wine and then give these motel kids the money.
4. What kind of message does that send?
I guess it's ok to drink kids, as long as the money is going to a good cause!
What the F***!
I also did not state because one can look this up online, but event is being held in the Diamond Room at Angel Stadium, Go Angels! Nope not good idea. I normally do not use profanity but I was at a lost for words about this event.
Hope you all had a great 4th of July!
Friday, March 30, 2012
I have decided to close my Sparks account at the end of next week. I am still not getting any Sparks emails that I signed up for. I contacted Sparks over a week ago without any response. I have tried everything and nothing is working. I still get notices about goodies, messages left on my Sparks page and email messages.
I think the only cure is to start all over again.
With that in mine, I am going to take time off until the end of summer. I will contact some close friends and give those that do not have my email or facebook information a way to keep in touch.
I don't know if I will lose my status as a "Sparks Motivator" but that is OK because I can always start over again. Will miss all of my Sparks friends. xo
Sunday, March 25, 2012
We went to the horse races at Santa Anita yesterday and the weather turned out to be beautiful after a cloudy morning. We arrived in time to bet on the first race, I place 2 $5 bets to win. My horse's came in 1st and 2nd. Won $35 on $10 bet. Did a Exacta/boxed on the 2nd race and 2 of my horse's came in 1st and 2nd. Won $24.50 on $12 bet. 3rd race one of my horse's was scratched just b/4 getting loaded into the starting gate. Appeared to have a slight limp, got 3/4 of my bet back. 4th race bet $6 Exacta/boxed won $64.20. 5th race same bet and won $22.50, missed on the 6th but my horse's came in 1st & 3rd. Won again on the 7th with a $12 Exacta/boxed and won $89.50. The 9th race my horse's came in 1st, 3rd & 4th, and the 10th I had 2nd and 4 place finishes. Even when I didn't win I still picked good horse's who placed well.
We took Frank and his girlfriend Renee with us. I made two types of brownies to bring along. It s a pot luck, so there is all sorts of food. The last two years I was so careful because of watching everything I ate. Because I have been injured since Nov. and gained weight some back, not good but oh well. I am not following the plan at the moment so I did have some of the goodies that I would normally walk away from. In a small way it was nice not have to worry about what went into my mouth.
Took Phred out for a walk earlier but it started to rain, again. Now NASCAR is on hold until the weather improves. My cousin Paul is over in Fontana and sent me a FB picture he took that said "Wish you were here". I really wanted to go but glad now I didn't go. It is most likely pretty cool out that way. It suppose to rain pretty hard and not let up until tomorrow. I have another friend who lives north of the Los Angeles in Simi Valley and he said it is pouring right now. I think they are going to call the race cause it just starting to pour here too.
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