8MOREB4's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=8MOREB4 8MOREB4'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/ Next .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687900 I am going to get started on my living quarters today. I will pick out carpet and cabinets and lot of other stuff and spend lots of money. I can't wait until it is finished. Such a mess during the process. Mon, 5 May 2014 10:05:16 EST Does it ever end? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5608468 The stress of keeping the Peace between grown children in a family business. I am old and I don't want to get in the middle, but now I must. Getting things written down for a meeting I have called. Must get things resolved before I die, not that I plan that any time soon, but none of us will get out of this alive! I just needed to vent, and ask for your prayers that I will say the right things. Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:10:19 EST Again? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551143 I have to start over,and I have been discouraged. The important thing is I am DOING it! Wed, 27 Nov 2013 00:23:34 EST Fallen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5449113 I joined the sugar? Team and have done nothing. I vowed to lose weight on the spark solution challenge and have gained 5 lbs. Wow, I am really fallen. I actually fell down this week and it was sort of a wake up call. I wasn't hurt badly, but have some stiffness and am really sore in a couple of places. God is good. <BR> <BR> I have been helping with vacation Bible School all week. It has been a joy and tiring for this old lady. What a great way to spend the evenings! Thu, 8 Aug 2013 18:04:46 EST Lunch with children http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5442453 I have made a decision to rent some commercial property. I am having lunch with my grown children who co own this property with me. I must sell them on my choice. Fri, 2 Aug 2013 15:24:56 EST Health assessment machine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436821 I had some kind of computer program assessment done today and I don't know whether to put some kind of faith in the results or not.?! I feel pretty good and I think that is what I am going To go with and not worry about the results of this Mon, 29 Jul 2013 00:42:52 EST 8more http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5435817 I go one way one day and another way another. I just can't seem to get it all together. Tomorrow is another day and I WILL do better. Sun, 28 Jul 2013 00:52:29 EST Weighty matters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431239 I went back to the doctor today and had another weigh in from one week ago. What a shock to see I weighed exactly 10 lbs. less today. I know most of this is water weight and I have other health problems so it could be something else. I was just shocked! It is a nice thing to have happen even so.?! Wed, 24 Jul 2013 00:03:16 EST Company http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429853 I will be hostessing for a friend this week. She is in a bad place in her life and I want to be as much support to her as possible. I always feel so blest when I am exposed to the suffering of others. Don't know yet how long she will be staying. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 21:03:53 EST Fruit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5428721 I am enjoying all the fruit of the season. We are fortunate to live in a country where we can have an a abundance of fruits and vegetables. I intend to eat all I can! Sun, 21 Jul 2013 22:13:48 EST Struggle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425474 I have been bummed recently and I don't like to write my negativity down here. I have put on weight and I am anything but happy! I watched the extreme weight loss episode the other night and watched as the guy was hiding and lying and GAINING his weight back. He started over and got back on track and that was certainly an inspiration to me. I really must get over this and start over!!! Thu, 18 Jul 2013 14:47:01 EST Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423381 I went to get the shots for my knees today. I get relief for about 1 1/2 months and then they begin to get bad again. I don't know if it is worth it until I get the relief early on and it makes a HUGE difference. I guess I will keep this up until I decide to have the surgery.?!. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 19:52:46 EST No change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5419028 I have been with WW for four weeks now and there is no change. I really need to step up and make some changes. I can do this! 30 lbs ago I I made those changes, and I didn't feel good. It was a ridged DIET and I really don't want to go back there. I feel good that I have stopped the gaining and so I go from here. Fri, 12 Jul 2013 15:09:44 EST After lazy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5417672 Even tho the heat is still on, and after a lazy day, I must get buzy and do some things I have put off. I am meeting a potential client, and having help painting the building that is being prepared to rent. Putting up signs for rent, and taking pictures to post on Craigslist. Trying to figure out whether a long term lease is better or a month to month tenancy tenancy makes sense. ?? Thu, 11 Jul 2013 09:57:58 EST Lazy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5417315 After doing a whole bunch yesterday and staying out late, I have done almost nothing today. I really don't like hot weather and so when I don't have to go out I stay home and enjoy the A/C. I am so glad I don't live Ina hotter climate! Wed, 10 Jul 2013 23:31:13 EST Spark coach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415799 Wow, today I watched a video that really made an impact on me. I want to recommend to everyone that SC is valuable. It makes me think every day, but today was amazing. It was a visualization, seeing yourself 10 years from now, and having that self call you and talk about what it was like 10 years earlier. Crazy! Tue, 9 Jul 2013 17:23:17 EST Tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412885 I keep thinking that I get enough sleep and then I have a day like today, and I am tired all day. Don't know the answer, just what I'm experiencing. <BR> Going to the museum with friends tomorrow, that should be fun. Sun, 7 Jul 2013 00:43:55 EST Wait changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411357 Why is it that you can go without the wrong kinds of foods for better than a week and have a DAY with poorer choices and manage to gain? I will do the right thing and get over it but it stinks! <BR> Off to a better day and week by restarting the goals . I will not let this get me down. <BR> <BR> I am going to my weight watchers meeting this morning. <BR> Fri, 5 Jul 2013 09:46:46 EST Too much http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410895 I had th family over for the holiday, and I haven't had potato chips around my house for a long time so I ate them! I enjoyed them and now I go back to normal. It will take a couple of days longer to lose the next lb, but I am going back to the challenge right now. Taking steps forward all the time. Thu, 4 Jul 2013 19:36:44 EST The 4th! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410027 I am always happy for this holiday. There are lots of reasons, but one is 50 years ago I got married. My husband died in our 47 th year, but I still look back with happy memories. Wed, 3 Jul 2013 21:22:55 EST Difficult day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5406385 I am choosing to make this an easier day for me. If my choices are right today I will have had a great victory. Not because I am influenced by others, but because I have this huge internal battle. Spending too much time alone and telling myself nobody cares. The one thing I know is I care. I will make good decisions today. Sun, 30 Jun 2013 13:46:41 EST Nearly a week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405782 I have not been anywhere near perfect in following the SS plan. I know that it is the reason I am down two lbs already. The point is to be totally mindful of what I am putting in my mouth and keeping it real. In planning I have been very aware of how much is left to count near the end of each day. I have a real problem with eating in the evening when meals and snacks should be over. I have actually gone to bed early to keep myself from eating. WHATEVER it takes, right? Sat, 29 Jun 2013 20:49:55 EST Going good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404501 Here it is day 5 and I am still doing the program! Oh not perfectly, you know life happens while you're making other plans. I just see this as a very doable eating plan. I have not suffered from hunger or thinking I needed more to eat. I have been doing more water and eating raw veggies too. Yeh, weight LOSS is next! Fri, 28 Jun 2013 10:48:51 EST Missed yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5403187 I had a lunch date yesterday and I made a conscious decision to go so I planned what I could eat and not go off plan. I went a little overboard, but it was okay because I really had planned for it. You might get the idea that PLANNING was the key. I am feeling good this morning and am ready to resume the "solution". Thu, 27 Jun 2013 07:21:33 EST Day one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5400801 This has been a good day and I am feeling really positive. I am. Ready for the next days being as successful. I still have a ways to go, but I am going to keep this high as long as I can! Tomorrow here I come Mon, 24 Jun 2013 23:57:48 EST Better day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5399335 Why when I don't feel well I always think if I eat a little something I will feel better? That is so messed up. I do feel better and I'm gearing up for the challenge ahead. I have the groceries and I'm ready. I am going to make a couple of things ahead and put together the snacks that I can eat andi the right proportions. <BR> <BR> <BR> Plan ahead!!!! Sun, 23 Jun 2013 17:15:12 EST Sick? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5398506 I normally don't ever have problems with my digestive system, but recently I have been waking up feeling sick to my stomach. My daughter was ill last weekend and had a terrible time v... And d.... And it went on for about four days. I have not actually had to v.... But it has been really close. I hope I don't have that!!! Sat, 22 Jun 2013 18:50:42 EST Good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5396587 It can mean a snappy hello or, mean I have done something I like today. It means both. I got a lot accomplished. I have a pantry and I can't see what I have, because it is so disorganized. Today I went through a bunch of it and got rid of things that were out of date and now I know what I have. I can't tell you how many times I have gone and bought something I already have, because I can't find it. It is so annoying! Now I know what I have and where it is. I still have to go through t... Thu, 20 Jun 2013 18:32:32 EST Tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5395795 I didn't sleep well last night. I am having a hard time as a result. Somehow tired for me means eat more you will feel better? Wed, 19 Jun 2013 23:57:19 EST Reading 'the book' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5394089 I am looking forward to doing this next challenge. It has so many good things to incorporate into a lifestyle. I have my list for groceries and am looking forward to some good cooking and good food. <BR> <BR> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 23:52:30 EST iPad near death http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5392604 Oh, not for good just about to run out of battery, I am trying to get all things done that I promise myself I will do daily. Close to bing finished. Got to go! Mon, 17 Jun 2013 22:22:07 EST I'm a joiner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5390962 I have rejoined weight watchers and so far I am tracking better. The deal is I have to be held accountable! I know I can do this, and then I will get personal help. Though I am pumped about the SP community I can use all the help there is! I will weigh in once a week and that is a god thing for me. Sun, 16 Jun 2013 15:56:28 EST Keeping on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5389360 I take a lot of different steps to do this weight loss thing. I am keeping up with SP because it is the one thing in my life that is constant And positive? Fri, 14 Jun 2013 19:20:30 EST It is late! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5388529 I had my company and family dinner last night and I have been recovering all day. I gave up my bed andi slept in my other guest room. The bed itself is comfortable but I didn't sleep wll. It was too hot. Anyway it was nice to see my family and have my children and grandchildren here for an evening. I had. Ouch to do today then someone from church came. By and visited me for about two hours.. My massage therapist was I a visiting mood tonight also, so I'm late writing this. Have to keep ... Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:22:58 EST Still hot with fire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386790 The hot inclement weather has made it very difficult for fire fighters. It is great that we get word out in these areas to evacuate. It helps keep the loss of life to zero. People's lives are turned upside down with loss of all material goods! What a tragedy. Wed, 12 Jun 2013 10:14:38 EST Fire! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5386431 Wow there are horrible fires here in CO. One is in a forest area that has beautiful homes. Many of the houses have burned completely. The disasters seem to be coming harder and faster.? The wind blew hard today and it was unseasonably hot. Records were set for the hottest day since they've been keeping records. I pray for us all! Tue, 11 Jun 2013 23:59:59 EST Preparing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5384852 I have been working on getting beds made up and getting all the linens washed and fresh and planning a meal so all my family can be with the the visitors and see them also. I used to take everyone out to eat,but you rally don't get to visit with anyone but the one next to you or beside you. It is so much nicer to have everyone here. <BR> <BR> I am waiting for my massage therapist, yes she comes to me. I really need this today. Sore places and all that. <BR> <BR> I made some waffles t... Mon, 10 Jun 2013 17:30:55 EST Company http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5383243 This is the time of year when lots of people and families go on road trips. The most memorable time of my youth are when we went to see family and friends. Sometimes we stayed overnight with someone along the way. I still fondly remember those overnighters. I will have my brother & wife and their son and two young grandchildren stay with me for overnight. I am going to try to make it memorable and fun for all. I am doing some make ahead food for them to take along when they leave here. ... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 10:11:56 EST Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381734 A young woman I know just underwent her second surgery for thyroid cancer. I know that this is gloomy, but it makes me realize just how lucky I am. She encouraged me a little more than a year ago because she was losing weight (on purpose) I asked her how she was doing it. She had joined a local weight loss organization and did very well. I was so sorry to hear not long after she reached her goal in weight loss she was diagnos wiTh this cancer and now it is back. She had surgery again thi... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 17:53:53 EST Clean house http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5380599 It always feel so good when I get the housework done. I have someone who comes to help, but I clean the shower, and toilet in my b/r so no one else has to deal with that. I also change and make my bed and do my laundry. My helper cleans and scrubs the floor and vacuums. I just can't stay with it long enough to get it all done. I keep up pretty well, but the older I get the nicer it is to have someone's help. Thu, 6 Jun 2013 17:38:50 EST Business appt today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378837 I hate dealing with the jargon of legalese. I have to read it over and over to get the meaning. The document is 20 pages long and tries to cover any and every eventuality. I sometimes think that we are just doing all this to employ all the lawyers. Wed, 5 Jun 2013 08:51:24 EST garden is growing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5378291 There is sign of green little plants. It is always nice to see the growing of the seeds you planted. I got some help in getting a watering system going so now I should see more plants coming up. I can 't wait to be able to make salad from the lettuce. Tue, 4 Jun 2013 18:31:43 EST Late http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5377417 I usually write much earlier in the day. It just didn't happen today. I have had a good day and I am grateful. Will get back to the work on hand and have more time? We never seem to get things done as planned. You notice how I have used the inclusive"we" for the last statement. I know I am no alone. Tue, 4 Jun 2013 00:12:05 EST Wedding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5375638 Well, you know it is June when you have weddings to go to? I need to get dressed and ready so I can be on time. It's really a bother when it is in the middle of the day. It pretty much takes up the whole day. Sun, 2 Jun 2013 13:55:26 EST Changed plans. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5373948 You know that you can plan your day and by the middle of it, nothing is going as planned. I am living one of those days. I needed to get some cooking done and needed to pick up a few things to do that cooking and I still haven't done that. I guess I will have to go to plan B. I need to make a lasagne that is vegan and I have all those ingredients, but need to have some things that are frozen thawed out. Fri, 31 May 2013 19:06:57 EST feeling good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5372903 I have been trying to get myself out of a funk, and I am making some progress. Somehow it takes time and effort. I just try to stay busy. No worries, today I have hardly had time to sit down. Tomorrow will be another busy day. Got the rest of my garden planted today and now I need more mulch so I will put that on my list for shopping. Trying to get some property leased and that will be started tomorrow. I have to get some background info and see how that shakes out. Thu, 30 May 2013 19:31:05 EST Storm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5371435 We don't typically get thunder storms first thing in the morning. We got one today and it rained pretty hard for about 10 minutes, then continued to rain softly for another 10-15 minutes. It was wonderful. We have had some wild weather in Colorado, near baseball size hail! I pray that all who have had damaging weather get what you need to go on, and do better than ever. God prevails and hears our petitions. Wed, 29 May 2013 11:51:41 EST No new news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370533 Say that fast and it sounds like you don't know how to talk. I am using a computer instead of my usual ipad and it is very strange trying to navigate and write. I am a much better typist than a texter?, but this is interesting. I am getting nothing done, but I don't really have anything to do. I am going to make an appt for a facial, maybe. Tue, 28 May 2013 14:42:56 EST Happy Memorial Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369553 Thank you to all who have served our country! Mon, 27 May 2013 17:45:36 EST Hot & Dry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5368872 A day of planting flowers and vegetables. A great feeling of accomplishment. Sun, 26 May 2013 23:36:35 EST