100MILLBUTRFLYS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=100MILLBUTRFLYS 100MILLBUTRFLYS's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ i seem to forget about this blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4959642 i'm so scattered and unfocused i'm surprised i've actually managed to lose 3.75" in the last 3 weeks. <BR> <BR> I'm still without a car from the accident in april, but i hope to have that remedied VERY soon. <BR> <BR> Huz has work again. He's working at a local lobster pound. it's better than nothing and pay is decent. not enough for everything, but we'll get by. <BR> <BR> I hope y'all are staying cool. it got up to 92 today here where i'm at in maine. however, we've only got 2 ceiling... Sat, 7 Jul 2012 19:21:37 EST I LIIIIIVE!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4867381 ^_^ a bit of silly for saturday morning. <BR> <BR> So, i stepped on the scale this morning. i'm not surprised. it was a pretty ugly scene. but with all the stress of moving back in november, huz's lost job mid march (with no unemployment benefits) i'm a damned mess. <BR> But i've decided to get back on the bandwagon today. <BR> <BR> amazingly, the horrid edema in my legs has gone down significantly! i can SEE my ankles! (or rather i could when i got up at 8am -.-) <BR> <BR> so i'm gonn... Sat, 5 May 2012 09:27:39 EST Grr..vanished. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4416589 So i had a post going, clicked something and POOF! ugh! <BR> <BR> I'm alive.. not doing much these days.. i'm just not in the 'groove' .. i'm feeling a bit defeated. My get up and go, has got up and gone! <BR> <BR> I've been trying to earn money online.. selling some neat crafty things and jewelry pendants that i've made.. if you're interested it's <link>www.bonanza.com/booths/celticcreatio<BR>ns </link> this is my booth. All money earned will be going to our moving fund. we REALLY a... Tue, 9 Aug 2011 12:35:01 EST Summer Greetings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4326315 Been super busy, and have been meaning to post, but time gets away from me, and really, how many blogs and other things can one person keep up with? LOL! <BR> <BR> The Huz got work in the field with the FP company that called him back in april. he's been working there now going on 4 weeks. Loves the work. it came right back to him after a bit. it'd been something like 15 years i think he said since he'd worked as a sprinkler fitter? anyway.. we're on our way to getting on our feet. <BR> <B... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 16:06:49 EST Tides are turning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4196575 Ok so in a little over a month's time, DH got a job.. it's a paycheck and he's glad on that front.. <BR> <BR> Yesterday i had an interview for server position at Olive Garden. It went well, 2nd interview with the GM is Saturday..which i now think is just a formality..but i'm trying HARD to not count my chickens before they're hatched KWIM? But another reason i think things went well, is that i was asked if i'd be available for training that starts monday morning. Hmm.. well i'll have to do ... Thu, 28 Apr 2011 13:21:49 EST Spring is here.. or is it?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4112376 I've fallen so far behind in my blogging here on sparks it's horrible. the last time i blogged it was new years! now it's 3 months later .. the calendar says spring, but here in NH mother nature says nope not yet..you're gonna suffer through more cold weather and snow! <BR> <BR> My youngest has been sick all winter, hardly getting a reprieve. with no insurance or pcp right now, i treat him the best i can at home until i've exhausted all my resources and tried everything i can think of, at t... Wed, 23 Mar 2011 11:22:56 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3893322 I really need to get better about blogging again! <BR> <BR> Things *feel* like they're gettin better..but there's no proof of it yet. day 3 on track. not always *perfect* but that's a state that no one is...so i guess i should say not always *between the lines* but getting better and closer every day. have gotten exercise 2 days in a row now :) i'm still waiting for the soreness to kick in lmao. ;) <BR> <BR> The family gift this year was Ice Skates. everyone but Kai got them.. ( i could... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 15:16:12 EST Holy good gravy & Yuletide Blessings!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3852909 Hi hi hi!! SO sorry, didn't realize it'd been nearly 3 months since i've last posted. i'm trying super hard to get everything back on track..which leaves little time for blog posting. <BR> <BR> ok..lemme see.. <BR> <BR> My hair is still pink.. Mom & Dad both shaved their heads.. the big reveal to my Aunt Lydia was yesterday. They surprised her in NC, along with bags of well wishes and gifts! <BR> <BR> Mercury is in full retrograde swing, which is throwing my life horribly off! My boots t... Sun, 19 Dec 2010 21:34:00 EST Pink Hair, Cat ears, T-shirt = no work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3701967 Ok, so i took my truck to the mechanic today..in hopes of diagnosing the overheating problem..and i figure while i'm out, go to the places that want in house applications that i found. cool no prob. <BR> <BR> 1st place, friendly, family atmosphere got an app, no bad "we don't want you vibes" so ill try to turn that app in tomorrow. <BR> <BR> 2nd place.. way the eff out there, in a one of a kind town called Henniker. (seriously, only one on earth) My GPS on my phone actually almost got me lo... Fri, 8 Oct 2010 14:52:15 EST In NH.. feeling like a Loser.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3699085 have been here a week.. and all i've managed to do is register the kids in school..if all goes well.. they start tuesday..but that's not set in stone. <BR> <BR> Im broke.. have no income, and no-one wants to hire me because i've been 'unemployed' for the last 8 years..ok, i was a SAHM, but apparently they don't care. i've really only got 5 years of 'work' experience.. i am 30yo.. i feel like such a loser.. <BR> <BR> Don't know what i weigh..no scale here..don't think i wanna know anyway..... Thu, 7 Oct 2010 11:29:30 EST wow..it's been way too long! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3659621 ok, 2 months worth of updates.. this is either gonna be really long or short..it depends on how wordy i'm feeling tonight lol! <BR> <BR> ok, so the last 2 months have brought about many many changes. some were good, and some weren't but that is life. I have been living without my little minions at my side since the end of july. there has been positives and negatives to this. the positives, i've been able to go out, do more things than if when they are here, less money is going out on food..q... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 20:53:40 EST hi folks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3418226 so since i've started the most recent biggest loser challenge with my gamer's fit team ..i've lost... 15 Lbs!!! woot! it seems that the less time i've spent on the computer and more time out doing things has been a big help in the weight loss department! that and my new friend living with us. He's such a riot! <BR> <BR> my goal by the end of this challenge.. 2-3 more weeks is to break into the 150's and keep going down. i want to be able to wear clothes i've not worn in 8 years! i'm close t... Sat, 10 Jul 2010 17:51:59 EST disconnecting .. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3337966 So i'm sick of my computers vomiting their BOD at me. i'm taking a break from the net. i'll only be checking in like 1-2 times a week. i can still be reached on my cell or twitter.. <BR> there is only 1 remaining properly functioning computer in this house and i'll not be the one who is blamed for breaking it. ..wait i take it back ..there are 2..but one is the kids' school computer. so i'll definitely stay away from that thing. <BR> <BR> weightloss has sucked at best. i feel like the embo... Tue, 15 Jun 2010 19:08:59 EST losing slooooowly..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3301619 ok So I officially turned 30 last week. I'm ok with that..really. Lots of people when they first meet me don't realize i'm like 13 years older than i look. i've always been that way too lol! though when i inspect my face closely in the mirror, i've got creases in my forehead and some wrinkling around my eyes.. fair enough. better moisturizer i say! LMAO! <BR> <BR> My weight is under 170.. and holding! actually i'm at 168. though i've not been working out regularly..and i should. i think i sh... Fri, 4 Jun 2010 20:52:24 EST Its friday.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3228522 And weigh in time.. it held. so i'm not complaining. 4lbs in one week is awesome. it's been just about a month since i last too my measurements as well. overall i lost 1 3/4 inches. that in of itself is a bit disheartening. a month? i'm pretty sure none of it was in the last week. *sigh* <BR> <BR> I went back through my 'progress reports' and noticed a correlation between my stress and weight .. in march things were apparently unusually rough for me and so my weight went back up. though i'... Fri, 14 May 2010 08:21:07 EST day 4 of food tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3223642 Is paying off.. BIG! granted i've not been the best the last 2 days, i've been over some..but i'm getting better..and i'm seeing a weight loss! 4 lbs so far ..as of this morning from my last friday's weigh in for my biggest loser challenge. i'll take it! ^_^ it's been soo long. <BR> <BR> i'm thinking on taking another full body pic.. someone pointed out to me that they had the same problem..that while they were fighting the same 5lbs their body was gaining muscle mass and toning.. so it'll b... Wed, 12 May 2010 20:49:46 EST Desperate times.. drastic measures.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3206638 Ok so i'm really super SICK of being stuck going up and down the same 5 damned pounds! SERIOUSLY! measurements aren't really changing and after a month of going to the gym an average of 3x a week for an hour at a time..i'm not seeing any difference. <BR> <BR> So today while at the store, i bought lots of fresh foods, and low carb tortillas.. and wheat english muffins. before i went shopping i took a good look through a cookbook that i've got and decided on a weeks worth of meals from said c... Fri, 7 May 2010 22:24:29 EST rawr.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3144721 Ok, so i KNOW that losing weight and inches takes time..but damnit i want it gone NOW! this week showed a total of a 1.5 inch loss.. hip/thigh area. great wonderful..but why doesn't it feel like enough? maybe i'm not being strict enough with myself..i am going to the gym today..with a friend after she gets out of work. but i think for my sanity, i'll go a bit early. i feel that i need more time to work my body. i have exercised sunday and monday already this week. today is wednesday..i'll be ... Wed, 21 Apr 2010 11:57:26 EST busy week ahead.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3138291 I've got a full week a head. Appointments for children, exercise appts. with friends, and scouts at the end of the week..and i just realized, i'll be turning 30 in just over a month's time. i'm gonna make a goal for myself. I want to be a size 12 by my birthday. i'm a 14 now. all my 16's are loose, i need a belt for them, but i don't wanna get rid of them just yet..as they're good and comfy around Auntie's visits. <BR> <BR> Today i worked out at the gym with my friend Dorene. She has been r... Mon, 19 Apr 2010 20:58:38 EST Good Morning~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3122419 i've gone to the gym 3x this week. monday by myself.. tuesday with friends and last night.. LATE last night with my husband. i've done a total of 6 miles on the elliptical in these few workouts...and got one strength workout in as well. i think today when i go, i'm only gonna hit the cardio for about 15 mins then do a little more strength. i'm not sore or feeling like i worked to muscle fatigue.. so i'll work on my core area a bit more and my upper body.. as i said to my husband last night.. ... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 10:53:59 EST I did it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3098835 I took the plunge and signed up. I'm actually kinda excited about the elliptical trainers and recumbent bikes. i know i like those..soo much easier on my knees. i think monday i'll start.. why? because i'm leaving for the weekend. <BR> <BR> thanks for all the encouragement. it really was a great deal.. and to have unlimited access to all that equipment.. so here's to a great weekend and a renewed spot of self motivation and interest!! <BR> <BR> *Cheers!* Fri, 9 Apr 2010 09:29:47 EST on the fence.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3096288 I have the opportunity to get a gym membership for SUPER cheap. $1 enrollment and $10 a month. promo ends tomorrow. but i don't know if i'll have the motivation to go alone. i'd love the chance to have lots of different fitness equipment..but the drive to and from 2x will cost more than the monthly membership. im having difficulty deciding. and i have to decide by tomorrow..to get the lesser membership..otherwise it's $20 a month. i have a workout buddy that lives just up the street from me, ... Thu, 8 Apr 2010 15:36:51 EST 30 mins.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3090458 ok so i was trying to post last night..but my kids netbook wouldn't let me post..stupid thing..kept blocking the window or didn't have the java plug in..who knows.. so anyway.. <BR> <BR> Yesterday evening my workout buddy and i decided on a walk..to do our *short track* because her a/c went out and her house is really warm.. the heat or very cold will set my asthma off faster than exercise will. it was really nice out side. the temp was about 80 but the sun was going down..so it wasn't bad a... Wed, 7 Apr 2010 09:45:41 EST feeling a bit down.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3084981 Shin splints suck! they've kept me from my usual workout, and doing much of anything for that matter because it REALLY REALLY hurts to walk. i've been trying to stretch and watch what i eat a little better, but i feel like a total failure. <BR> <BR> I see the total success of my friend/workout buddy and i'm just blown away wishing my success was as big as hers. i think..what am i doing wrong? why can't i lose like that? it's hard to be a SAHM with kids everywhere and not being able to get i... Mon, 5 Apr 2010 23:32:56 EST intervals... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3061069 I agree with a friend of mine.. if you'd told me a year ago i'd be running intervals i'd have laughed in your face. i stayed away from running/jogging like the plague.. come to realize my biggest issue with it (the running) was my asthma. now that i've been pretty active cardio wise, i can push harder without triggering it. I'm proud of myself. Even if the weight is stagnant .. i know that i can breathe easier..that in of itself is A HUGE accomplishment! <BR> <BR> We did our long interval t... Tue, 30 Mar 2010 13:23:02 EST Middle of March already?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3033498 A Lot of cleaning has been done.. and i never did get to the 2 rooms upstairs *sigh* it's time to start over and maybe start from top to bottom this time. LOL..and the sun revolves around the earth.. anyway.. <BR> <BR> my weight loss has been stuck since the beginning of the year. i'm getting really REALLY discouraged. Honestly, at this point i'm really wanting to just give up. i'm not seeing ANY difference, but the scale numbers going up and down the same 5 lbs. no inches lost, no clothing ... Tue, 23 Mar 2010 11:04:52 EST hello again.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2978247 So i've gotten lazy in my 'old age' LOL! in the past month i've done my interval walks more regularly..tried to keep up my workout schedule with my workout buddy as well. which is really hard to do with my husband going to school at night. <BR> <BR> I've gotten more done in the past 24 hrs around my home than in a long time. putting the kids to work has helped. they're all old enough..some more than old enough to do more than keep their rooms clean. they will start doing more menial tasks.... Tue, 9 Mar 2010 13:34:54 EST The end of a cycle, the beginning of the next.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2859035 Last thursday, i had a WIC appointment, it was rescheduled (from tuesday)because of their offices being closed because of the couple of inches of snow we'd gotten the previous saturday! (i really hate that about the south!) <BR> ANYWAY, going through the typical questions the nutritionist likes to ask, and belittle you at the same time because you know nothing about raising children with proper nutritional needs..uh hello..i've got 4 children. the "nod and smile" thing comes in really handy. ... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 23:16:12 EST moving along.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2767364 It would seem that spring is trying super hard to come early! at least here in the south. the past week we've had temps in spreading from 50's to 70' for daytime highs..though at night they're still pretty chilly. 30's and below. <BR> <BR> Not that i spoke about it much, i was a 'casual smoker'. one of those people who smoked so little why do you bother? well as another goal i set ..and in the presence of my children, i said "For every week that i've not smoked i'll put the amount of money a... Tue, 19 Jan 2010 13:34:42 EST update on goals and the like.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2741026 so my goals are going pretty well i think. i've finally broken into the 160's as of this morning! WOO HOO! <BR> working on keeping my water intake up, exercise is going well, keeping up with the tarot card draws. but alas have not had time to do any art :( all in all though, i think i'm doing pretty good :) <BR> <BR> Laura, our PT put us through our paces and hard last saturday. was the first time. i don't think i've EVER been that exhausted lol! i was STILL very sore up until tuesday evenin... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 16:59:07 EST New Year, New Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2678238 Ok, so following trends i've seen on other blogs, i'm going to post my goals for the year and then as i reach them i'll mark them done and set new ones! <BR> <BR> 1. Reach my Goal weight of 125 by June 2010 <BR> 2. Fit a size 12 pant <BR> 3. increase and maintain my water intake to the proper amounts daily <BR> 4. exercise 5-6 times a week <BR> 5. Do 1 piece of art work a week <BR> 6. Daily Tarot card draws <BR> 7. Maintain my goal weight once reached <BR> <BR> my rewards for reaching th... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 22:16:02 EST Wii would like to play!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2651929 So i'm super excited over our new game system. the kids are lovin' it too!! <BR> The Wii Sports is so much fun, and burns a decent amount of calories too! I never thought i'd have so much fun with golf..but virtual golf is actually pretty fun. <BR> I grabbed 2 more wii-motes , a nunchuk, and another charging station for the 2 new wiimotes. lol! <BR> <BR> well the deal is .. homeschool, then play the wii. so i'm being beckoned by the kiddoes.. have a great wednesday! Wed, 23 Dec 2009 09:47:41 EST Solstice Blessings! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2647918 Ok so my morning break is taking longer than i planned..but well i got sucked in to my emails and spark people. i guess there are worse things to get side tracked by right? <BR> <BR> **Note** Last time i posted, My workout buddy Dorene's weight loss was incorrect. it was actually 23 pounds lost. so HUZZAH!! for her! <BR> <BR> Today i'm wrapping gifts to have our Solstice celebrations tonight before my oldest flies out to be with her father over the holiday. I'm really very excited and super... Mon, 21 Dec 2009 11:45:34 EST post workout blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2629227 i feel better. Thanks everyone for the positive words. <BR> <BR> in the back of my mind i knew that everything is going up because i'm building muscle mass. which is a catch 22. i need more calories to help with increased activity and energy,..but at the same time i'm watching the scale and measurements go up slightly as well.. i just can't wait until it evens out and starts going back down ^_^ <BR> <BR> Believe me .. i'm not giving up just because of what the scale says and i know it's al... Sat, 12 Dec 2009 18:25:54 EST still waiting on results http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2628964 I've never really been patient with my weight loss.. i want it gone yesterday!!! but don't we all?? <BR> <BR> my weight doesn't seem to want to budge my measurements are all over the place and i can only figure it's because i need more calories and more water. <BR> <BR> I'm heading out the door very soon to go workout with a very good friend. we've been consistant with our workouts for the past month.. hopefully it starts to show up a bit better soon. my ultimate goal is to be at goal weig... Sat, 12 Dec 2009 15:03:30 EST woo hoo.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2604726 I visited my parents for the thanksgiving holiday. i'll admit it.. i wasn't a very good girl. wasn't really watching what i ate, and *gasp* no real exercise! but to my surprise when i got home i stepped on the scale (after a 16 hr drive mind you) and i was up a total of 4 lbs .. this was the end of the day and fully dressed. I stepped on the scale yesterday and low and behold.. 178!! where i was before i left! i'm SUPER EXCITED! my parents don't have a scale so i couldn't weigh in for the wee... Wed, 2 Dec 2009 13:44:25 EST hanging in there.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2553126 I've been drawing Tarot cards daily, for a bit of insight into my inner working mind and the energies of the universe.. it's interesting to see what's going on and what will be coming. <BR> I've brought out my Tarot journal and have been recording my daily draws.. i should probably have a corresponding journal to put down my thoughts and outcomes of the day and how they go with the cards that are drawn. <BR> One card that sticks out in my mind was my card that i pulled on sunday. It's ultim... Wed, 11 Nov 2009 11:50:56 EST This, that, and the other thing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2541113 my nerves are shot. so much so that i flipped out over kai's $2 sweet tea being tossed out because no one thought to ask. and just assumed it was someone elses.. cuz everyone else leaves a full cup of sweet tea behind. grr!! <BR> <BR> I recently got my first commissioned art piece. still working on it as the person didn't like how the first one came out. i had a really hard time with it anyway, and wasn't satisfied with it anyway. <BR> <BR> In other news.. i'm down to 180 lbs. yep.. i'm ri... Fri, 6 Nov 2009 23:50:52 EST wow.. where'd september go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2440948 The last day of September is here.. and the weather outside is obliging us here in rural NC with some beautiful fall weather. no colors yet, but i can't wait. i'm fully expecting to see some foliage in another week or so. i'm excited! that is my FAVORITE time of year! i just love the colors, the brisk cool air with just a hint of leftover summer.. ahhh.. it's refreshing to this soul! <BR> <BR> I recently competed in a designer challenge. you can see my 3 entries on my other blog. <link>http... Wed, 30 Sep 2009 10:45:26 EST Organization.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2386314 I'm trying HARD to not fall off this bandwagon ..seriously. but planning meals and keepin inventory is hard work..and something i'd rather not deal with..but it helps when you have a big family to keep up with this. i've got about 2 weeks worth of meals planned out as of right now. I do need to do a re-inventory of my pantry add things we've got and take things out that we no longer have. and again raid my cookbooks for recipes. <BR> <BR> i can say though..i've found some pretty awesome rec... Wed, 9 Sep 2009 16:06:13 EST 9/9/09 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2386290 oooo.. 09/09/09!! cool! actually i've known about this since earlier this morning when checking my emails. <BR> <BR> last week and weekend was comprised of my entering a digital scrapkit designer contest. i've tried the best i could, including the fact that i had to learn new software. to do so. i'm sure i made oodles of newbie mistakes ..but that's part of what this competition is for..to learn and improve. <BR> <BR> go take a peek at my blogger account and you can see the kit preview..it'... Wed, 9 Sep 2009 15:58:29 EST Celebrations!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2368736 So today i would have to say was an awesome day! I peeked at the scale before getting in the shower today ..granted my scale is digital and like 8 years old..but it said 185 ..teetering at 184 so i think i may be 184.5 by it..as it doesn't read in decimals..just whole numbers and i think it rounds up. ANYWAY.. <BR> <BR> I had a WIC appt. today. Found out that they are FINALLY overhauling the WIC food system. 'bout damned time.. but unfortunately i'll not see as much of the benefit as i'd li... Wed, 2 Sep 2009 18:53:08 EST Monday again.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2360270 It's rainy and cool, temps are actually going to drop! so i must find my jeans and sneakers..and gasp.. a sweater?? perahaps! <BR> <BR> I will be calling the dr. today, not that i can actually go..but for some advice at least. TOM has never been like this and its leaving me more than a little anemic i think. so i need some advice from the drs. <BR> <BR> I'll be off to the showers in a few minutes, as i've gotta take DD1 to the dentist for her cleaning. The good thing is all the kids have i... Mon, 31 Aug 2009 07:12:10 EST pain pain go away!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2356026 The good news.. i'm down a total of 3 lbs this week! the bad news..i'm dealing with some annoying pain at my c-section incision site. it's like reliving the healing process all over again. it's only bad when i try to walk LOL! not bad enough for 'happy pills' that i still have a couple left from when i had my c-section done..but enough to be a steady annoyance. <BR> <BR> Today is laundry day. I've got my laundry loaded up in the back of my truck and will be heading out shortly to go do it. I... Sat, 29 Aug 2009 11:17:48 EST Good Morning~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2325309 Duplicate.. i hate when my browser hic-ups Tue, 18 Aug 2009 09:56:12 EST Good Morning~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2325303 It's tuesday, the school year draws closer.. and i'm happy and a bit overwhelmed at the same time. My oldest starts middle school while my middle two (7yo and almost 5yo) will be home schooled. I don't really care for the elementary school in our district, and while DH is still unemployed, i can't afford to drive them to a different elementary. <BR> <BR> I've pulled recipes from cookbooks for items that i've got 90% of the ingredients for, now it's just putting them into a calendar of sorts ... Tue, 18 Aug 2009 09:54:57 EST Monday.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2323831 So yesterday morning while looking through my cell phone that i've had since like February now, i 'discover' a feature.. i can get streaming music! SCORE! even better and has had me on a happy high? it has Anime Radio.. meaning all the nifty songs i love from my favorite anime's are there! Right now it's one of the ending songs from InuYasha! Dream- My Will. i think it's the first season ending. anyway.. it totally has kept me in a perpetual good mood having found this! Even more so since we'... Mon, 17 Aug 2009 19:44:46 EST i need to get better about this.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2319668 i was at one point pretty on the ball about blogging here.. but i've let it slide.. not a good thing..because then i'm not as accountable ..ya know? <BR> <BR> Well I decided to take inventory of my pantry wednesday night. then got it all into a spreadsheet format and printed out, just to have to add a couple things from running to the store again yesterday.. lol! so that meant using more paper. <BR> <BR> over the past week it took 3 shiatsu massages to put my body back into alignment. lem... Sun, 16 Aug 2009 11:07:30 EST August?? Where has the time gone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2280500 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/5/b952083772.jpg"> <BR> This is late but it's a picture from the Raleigh Spark Rally meet up that i hosted back in June. By far not the best picture of the group..but i think it's the only one that had all of us. LOL! <BR> <BR> The Detox that im doing is going pretty well actually. I learned that most of the issues i was having were Dairy related. So i will no longer incorporate dairy into my diet, except for on rare occasions. Slice of pizza fo... Sun, 2 Aug 2009 13:53:16 EST maybe my computer will be working today?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2233331 So i tried to post a blog yesterday and the computer wasn't working right or something and posted 3 times!! ugh! <BR> <BR> Anyway.. after almost 24 hours of labor (so glad i NEVER went through that one) my sister ended up having her baby at 2:16 am by c-section. I'm sure she's glad that it's over and has her little one in her arms now. the crazy lady wants to still do it again.. that's her choice.. says that she totally enjoyed the pregnancy..i don't understand that one.. then again i was n... 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