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Did It, Done It, Moving On!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Done with surgery and going back to working out tomorrow. Survived it all and am glad it's over. Now I have 3 months to get off that damn 30 lbs and get that swim suit on. Wonder how far I'll get.

  


Lunch...

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Today was clean out the fridge day so for lunch I ended up with a small salad, 2 cups of chicken noodle soup and 2 turkey meatloaf muffins. Doesn't sound like much, huh? 392 calories including the 8 croutons I splurged on. But I am stuffed to the gills and wishing I had not had the soup. Note to self, 5 minutes between each item from now on. Maybe 10. I know it takes 20 mins for the signal to get to the brain but I wasn't shoveling it in. Just casual munching while reading the paper. Feel like exploding now. How do people do this on a regular basis? How can I be fat when that amount of food is overkill to me? Life's conundrums.

  
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SUNNY238 12/7/2010 2:10PM

    LOL...I feel the same way sometimes. Today was clean out the pantry day, so I made a yummy chili for dinner! I'm very excited about it, it's turing out sweet from the natural sugars in the onions and tomatoes! I have a problem with being overweight, yet not getting enough calories..go figure, lol. But I've learned that I have to eat enough to make sure my body has enough fuel for the day. Sounds like a great lunch!!

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Puppies in heaven

Saturday, December 04, 2010

This morning Dudley woke up up with his ususal head nudge until I was off the pillow then he covered me with kisses. Elizabeth joined in and my day started like they all do..puppy kisses and giggling. Off for coffee then to the vet for this year;s shots. We were there almost 2 hours. My dogs were so patient until they saw a Mom and Dad bring in their collie. They left without her and I remember that feeling so well. I have lost 4. Comfort is so hard to find. I stopped and said a prayer for them and asked God to put their dog next to my Ashley so she could show her the ropes of heaven. I prayed for a good thing to happen to that family to comfort them. For nothing else but that I know that pain. They jumped up on me and covered me with kisses again knowing that I was remembering.
When I lost Copper another dog was going to heaven in the next room too. We came out at the same time. I left the vet to go to the Mom in the parking lot and hug her and tell her how sorry I was for her loss. Being a good parent is heartbreaking sometimes.
If you encounter this in your life, take a minute and comfort a stranger. Then look to heaven because it had just been blessed with more love.

  
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HEALTHY4ME 12/4/2010 7:40PM

    Tears here cos I too remember Henna who we took to the vets and didn't leave with her. She is playing in Raibow Brdge with all our fur babies.

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JATHUENER 12/4/2010 4:56PM

    we keep lots of "paw" children over the years and we have placed many at the steps of heavens gate. God has a place for all of our fur babies in heaven. But i think yes in that thought my daughter has puppies and kittens as well up there to my with too.---julie

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Hard day today

Friday, December 03, 2010

I am trying to keep it on track today since I fell off the wagon last night over croissant rolls and chardonnay. My mother called me late( as I was turning off the lights) and her perpetual self victimization escalated into a big fight. She hung up on me saying I was just upsetting HER when what I was really doing was not allowing her to manipulate ME. I was already off the wagon by the time she called so I make no excuses for over indulging except for that last glass of wine I had while talking to her. Thank heaven my dog is so loving because he literally sprawled out on me until I calmed down enough to sleep then was right there this morning for me again. Going to keep on track today so I can go to yoga tonight then home to my dogs. What was it I said earlier...I am bigger than than pain. Yep.

  
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TERRICROWE2 12/3/2010 2:47PM

    I'm not stalking you it's just that I fell like we have similar issues. I read this book called younger next year and maybe your to young for some of it but it is a great book. And basically it's about everything in moderation. I think if you try and cut something completely out of your life that you enjoy, like a glass or two of wine it adds more stress on you than it is worth. As long as your not abusing it or over indulging in whatever it may be, it doesn't have to be wine, than enjoy. Make better choices on food, drink exercise, relationships. But don't make it so hard on yourself that you can't keep it up. The book, well there are two. The one I read was younger next year for woman. Get it. It just puts you in a good frame of mind. And don't let the crazymakers like your Mom influence you. It's not what someone else does to us, it's how we react that matters. You can do this, it will make you strong.

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FAN4LIFE84 12/3/2010 2:12PM

    Your words are perfect! You are not making excuses, and you take on the new day with your head held high! That is the best thing in the world you can do, you can not change ANYTHING about last night, and to accept that is the biggest step. Congrats! And keep on going!

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I am not technical!

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

We went paperless at work today and I am pulling my last 3 hairs out trying to learn this. When I took this job 13 years ago, I had never touched a computer mouse. The guy training me thought I was crazy because I could not work it. But he was able to teach me small tasks. Since I still did charting my hand I didn't use it much so I didn't really care. In 2003 when I was taught to do word documents to make notes I thought I was the most tech savy person ever..then I was taught to cut and paste and I thought I was on top of the world. Since then I have learned a few more things but I am really slow at this. My delete and backspace buttons are my best friends. Also the auto correct option is my saving grace since I cant type. I have this really crazy way of typing now that gets the job done very well but any typing instructor would faint to see it. So today I am learning something new and after 30 minutes of working out questions on the phone with my boss I am now known as the "troublemaker" but since I was the first one to use this new system I guess I am the first to ask questions. No one seems to understand I was not born knowing this stuff! I really need that yoga class now.

  
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KAELIE 12/2/2010 7:10AM

  I'm going to share a little secret with you... no one is really born knowing the technical stuff :) I have worked in IT for over 11 years and can assure you, that those who seem to 'know it all' are honestly some of the worst customers! I would much rather someone ask questions to learn (even if it is the same question sometimes!) than think they know how or what they are doing.

I teach adult ed beginning computer classes on the side, and the one thing I encourage ALL of my students to do is to practice, practice, practice. The more time you spend poking around in something new, the more comfortable you will be. That's not always easy if it is a special application you are using for work - but you can always ask if they have a 'test' system that you can use to learn your way around the new software. It never hurts to ask!

I also encounter a lot of folks who have not learned 'touch typing' - that's not always a bad thing - I have seen FAST typers who use only four fingers - that's ok - whatever works for you :) There are some *great* free typing games on the web too - it's so much more fun to practice when there is a game involved.

Just don't be too hard on yourself or stressed out - unfortunately there are too many people who make assumptions about technical ability - which is totally unfair, because most of us don't spend every waking hour working on a computer. Hang in there, and keep asking your questions! There is never anything wrong with wanting to learn new things!

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PAISHAR2 12/1/2010 5:01PM

    hang in there my friend!!!!! emoticon

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