AANGEL3's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=AANGEL3 AANGEL3'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/ TGIF!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832204 I'm so glad it's Friday. I'm tried and I really didn't do much of anything today. It's raining here, which I like. I'm still worried about the whole Dr thing. I need to contact the office and see if I'm suppose to just take the new meds or take the new and old. For now I'll just take the new. <BR> <BR> I've started a new short story. I learned alot from doing the first one. This one is a bit differnt. It's not from a first person view. I was like 1000 words into before I realized the love in... Sat, 13 Dec 2014 01:59:44 EST Not A Happy Camper http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831646 I went to see our new Dr. today. I've been feeling really tried for a while now. I asked my old Dr about my Thyroid meds maybe needing adjusting but she said they were fine. So today the new Dr tells that not only are my thyroid meds to low, I'm pre diabetic, and my LDL levels were too high to even count. I'm so pissed. Not at my new Dr (he was great!) but at the old Dr who blew me off about how I've been feeling. Now I have to look into getting the LDL down. <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> So I... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 22:41:44 EST Last Christmas - A Short Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830442 I finished my short story! I'm going to TRY to post it. If Spark will let me (Spark doesn't like some words!). In other news...washed my FitBit and killed it. Got a new one (under the Best Buy Protection Plan). Started a new blog ( <link>http://wp.me/5s136 </link> ). Had a quiet 60th Birthday on Sunday. <BR> <BR> So that didn't work. It stripped all the formatting out of it. The link above should work. Cut and paste into your address bar of the browser your using. <BR> <BR> OK...I'm of... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 19:26:03 EST Short Story http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828267 I finished Chapter 13 of my WIP the other day and sent it off to my BFF and outstanding beta reader. I heard back from her and I've add notes to my Scrivener from her email. But I'd had this idea kicking around in my head the last few days. Now I have to admit, I read a couple of short story analogies over the last week. So I decide to give a short story a go. Short stories run anywhere from 500 words to 7500 words. Not a lot (my WIP is like over 45K words right now) so I'm giving it a whir... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 19:00:04 EST Appt With The Blood Suckers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826579 I have a Dr appt next week. So I need to go get some blood drawn. One of the perks (?) of living in Vegas. I can make an appt to go at 5:50 AM. On my way to work. It's a fasting draw so this way I can still have my Starbucks (after of course!). So first stop in the morning...the blood suckers! Then coffee! <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> It's raining here. So tonight we'll have chili for dinner. It's not often we get rain, so I like to make "cold" weather food. Last night I made spaghetti and it wa... Tue, 2 Dec 2014 19:28:08 EST Post Thanksgiving Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825958 Well...Thanksgiving is over for this year. I won't say it was an entirely stress free one but it was a good one. My mom was here from Portland. And it was so great the have her here. We did some shopping (NOT the Black Friday kind!). And had a great Turkey dinner, turkey BBQ by hubby, fixings by me. The bird was moist and tender and everything was tasted great. My mom flew home this morning, she called when she got in, so she's home safe and sound. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Like I said we d... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 18:24:16 EST Ten Days Later http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822425 So...it's been 10 days since I last blogged. It's been both a stressful and good 10 days. Stressful in that I was caught in the middle of the insurance nightmare between the adjuster and hubby. Nether one was going to budge. So after numinous nights of driving home from work feeling sicker the closer I got to home, I told hubby that was it. We were going to settle. There were many reason for doing this. One was like I said...the stress was killing me! All I wanted to do was cry, eat, and cry ... Mon, 24 Nov 2014 19:35:18 EST OH TGIF!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816901 Friday. And it's been a different one. Not a lot to do at work today. But my boss did take me and the other boss out for lunch. I had Chinese Minced Beef Fried rice. It was a freaking HEAPING plate! But I did well. I ate some and 2/3 of it going home. Score one for me! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> On the other hand, I missed my lunch workout. So that's like a non score one for me. Does that make me even for the day? <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Today was also our Cash Bonus day at work. I got jus... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 19:10:56 EST Headaches http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816482 Of all kinds. I have a real one tonight, still fighting with the insurance adjuster, hubby is being a bit hard headed, and I'm beat. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I think the real headache comes from just totally losing when I got home tonight. I'm dealing with all this insurance stuff, working 10 hrs (true it's only day 2 of that) on about 4 hrs of sleep, worrying about our finances, etc. I've been trying to be strong and break down but tonight it just happened. I wanted to talk about what I was... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 01:09:55 EST So I Want To Be A Writer... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815739 I now have a "presence" on the web for my writing efforts. I asked my mentor (hey Calen!!) for suggestions and she pointed me to ProBoards. I set my board up last night and it was approved for listing on the sites directory today. You can find me at: <BR> <BR> <link>aangel3writing.proboards.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> You'll find snippets of my novels (yeah...I started a second one...more of a novella), some writing humor, some old poems I wrote back in the late 90's/ early 2000's. And a pla... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 19:47:20 EST UGH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815091 As much as I'm glad Monday is over, today seems like an extension of Monday. I'm tried (even though I got at least 6 hrs of sleep last night!), feeling a bit cranky (insurance stuff is still a headache), and I just want to go home, get in my warm jammies, get into bed with the covers over my head and sleep. But will I? Nope....I'll drive home, feed the cats, cook dinner, watch NCIS and then Agents of SHIELD and hopefully work on my WIP (both of them maybe!). At least that's the plan. We all K... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 19:05:15 EST A Very Strong Dislaike Of The Day We Call Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814412 In other words...I hate Mondays! <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> On Sat we had a nice visit with our Insurance agent. He understood what we were saying about the claims adjuster and low balling us on replacement value. So he was going to have our claim escalated. Well lo and behold...the same adjuster called again this morning. All pissy over the fact that we had the nerve to talk to our Insurance agent about all this! She told me HE can't change what SHE decides we get. And that we shouldn't hav... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 18:54:02 EST OH TGIF!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812760 At last! It's TGIF! I am so tried today. I couldn't sleep last night so I'm ready for the weekend! <BR> <BR> It seems I was a bit to optimistic yesterday about the whole insurance thing. After looking at what they want to give us (on a 100% replacement policy mind you) and what we sent them, they are messing us around. In looking at what they cost compared the things on our list, they used online numbers. And everyone knows online prices are less then buying local most of the time. They als... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 19:23:18 EST Almost The Weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812170 Only one more day and it will be the weekend! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> We received the info from our insurance company about replacing the stuff we lost in the robbery. I've looked it over and I have to say it seems fair all the way around. Hubby and I will look it over tonight but I think it's going to be OK with him too. I know I said that dealing with the insurance aspect of all of this is like being victimized all over again. But really...this time it's moved a lot faster and smoother ... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 19:37:36 EST Retirement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811511 It's been on my mind a lot lately. In 6 yrs I can retire (at least I hope can). All I'll really have is my SS. The 401K at work sucks. It's all in my company stock and it's in the potty and has been for a while. I know nothing about stocks and stuff so I just left it there. Now it's just about worthless. Hubby and I looked at all the numbers, if we both work until 66, we'll bring about the same a month that we do now (between my SS, his SS, his pension from work, and his ANG retirement). We h... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 18:42:06 EST Nov Stuff And a Mini Gym Rant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810890 WOW..it's Nov already! In just 3 weeks or so it'll be Thanksgiving. My mom is coming down to have it with us this year. We're going to BBQ out turkey! <BR> <BR> SO....I'm back in the gym today. I do my 65 mins on the treadmill then head into the locker room. Now I've been doing this almost everyday for like 2 yrs. I have a locker assigned to me. There's one longish beach in the locker room. Well..there are these two women who have just started using the gym but somehow have come to the conc... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 19:49:00 EST Busy! Busy! Busy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807748 Last two days have been busy for me. I'm working on getting the list of missing items to the insurance people. I'm NOT happy with how this is being handled. First it's "Oh buy/replace what you can, send us the receipts and we'll send a check to those items." Then it's "Oh No...you have to send us proof that your owned the old stuff (receipts from 2005? Really?) before we can send you a check." So I do that and now it's "Oh No No...send us a complete list of everything before we start sending ... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 19:42:53 EST Something Differnt Today - Chapter One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806479 Some of you (OK...anyone who reads my blog ramblings) know that I'm attempting to write a book. Not an easy thing to do! With the steadfast encouragement Calen (who talked me into this! <em>334</em> ) and the kind members of the Writers team on Spark. I'm all the way to chapter 12! <em>244</em> So today I'm not going off on any rants, no rambling. Just Chapter 1 of my WIP. So...be gentle my friends, this is a first draft, unedited version. But please do post your thoughts. And without ... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 18:11:28 EST Cookie Butter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805886 So we were shopping on Friday afternoon (i had the afternoon off...boobie smash time!) and I saw this smallish jar of Cookie Butter. Hmmmm...what the heck is this stuff called Cookie Butter? Being the adventitious kind of girl that I am, I tossed it into our basket. Got it home, opened it, garbed a spoon and........OMG! It's like Peanut Butter only made with freaking COOKIES! And it's 100% better then Peanut Butter! It's totally a good thing it was a smallish jar, because by Sunday night that... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 18:52:32 EST Skipped A Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803555 For some reason I missed doing my blog yesterday. The last week has been the pits. But I still should have been able to blog. Anyway...here's one for today. <BR> <BR> Still waiting on the insurance people to send us some $$ so we can get replace the last of the items stolen from us. We have the cameras working pretty good. We need to do a few minor tweaks. I'll just glad when this is all in the FAR past for us. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> My car threw a low tire pressure light/ding this morni... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 19:10:24 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802349 Hubby went back to work today after the break in. When I left the house this morning it felt like a rock was setting in my tummy. I was almost afraid to leave! I don't know how many times over the last 5 days or so I wished I could afford to just stay home. But I can't so. So I need to trust in the things we've done to protect ourselves and our home. Cameras and a security doors. I've checked the cams like every hour today. It sucks to live like that. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> On an up note..... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 19:48:09 EST MIA For 4 Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801704 I've been MIA the last 4 days. After I did my blog last Wed I got a phone call from my hubby. He came home from work and found our front door open. He went inside and found we'd been robbed. Again! This time whoever it was ransacked the whole house. No drawer, cabinet, etc was left untouched. Turned upside down, dumped on the floor. The back door from the patio to the garage had been kicked in (it seems they tried to get in the other back door but couldn't.) and the house was shambles. <BR> ... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 19:08:50 EST So It's Hump Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798860 *Chanting softly to my self* Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days...Two more days... <BR> <BR> Yep..two more days until the weekend! It's been another slow, boring day at work. Most of my co-workers are off today. We had an ISO audit today and they didn't want to picked for it. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I'm ... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 18:29:12 EST Creep...Creep...Creep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798234 Boy...is it me or is this day just creeping along? maybe because I'm not overly busy right now? And days that creep by makes the week creep along too! <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> So since this seems to be a creeper week, it's also a rather boring one. Nothing much happening for me and mine. Hubby is home from work today. He had a bad headache this morning (and last night). He had his eyes checked due to his diabetes yesterday and the headache came on after that. Plus you know I think he's a b... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 18:30:37 EST Weekend Upate! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797605 It was a busy weekend! from shopping to yard work. We'll start with shopping. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I spent UNDER $100 at the grocery store this weekend! So <em>244</em> for me! Most of the time it's like $160 for the week. Since hubby took such a huge pay cut, I was trying to get things on my weeks to pay (we trade off depending on whose payday it is). But I found I just can't do that for too many weeks. It shorts me else where. So this weekend it was only $85. <em>104</em> <BR>... Mon, 13 Oct 2014 18:39:19 EST TGIF!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795988 And it's about freaking time! I swear this has bee one really LONG week. I'm so glad that in less than an hour it'll be my weekend! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> So not a lot to blog about today. Kind of quiet after the last two days blogs. I just want to say to everyone of you that posted such supportive comments...YOU GUYS ROCK!!!! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I skipped my work out at lunch. I was really inspired to make some progress on my WIP (the book I'm writing). And HUGE shout out to Calen... Fri, 10 Oct 2014 19:09:39 EST REPORTED!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795440 Yep. My blog post yesterday was REPORTED for being INAPPROPRIATE. I just bet your as SHOCKED as I am! I had a very nice Spark Mail from one of the Coaches asking to please remove my INAPPROPRIATE cartoon that I posted yesterday. You know the one if you saw it...the little old couple tracking the little old lady's saggy boobies on the door jamb. Yeah that one...which has been around for like...FOREVER! It in no way crossed my mind that it was "nude" image. I thought it was funny. But the self... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 19:09:26 EST Hump Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794848 WOW. I haven't done a blog since last Thursday! So let me get you all caught up. <BR> <BR> I took Fri off to help hubby fix some single on the roof that needed to be replaced. Not that I helped that much. I don't do heights. Period! But I didn't want him on the roof when he by himself. And my boss owed me a day off. Then we decide to fix the leaking toilet in out bathroom. Ahhh..so naive! We ended up having to replace it. So off we go to Lowe's for a new one. And then a stop at Home depot fo... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 19:39:20 EST Thursday Is The New Friday (At Least This Week) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5791275 Yep...I'm OFF work tomorrow! <em>244</em> My boss has this thing...when it's review time, if we do a good job on it (we have to fill out our own) and we do HIS part (his comments), he gives a "free" day off! I'm taking mine tomorrow! Hubby has some shingles to re-glue on the roof (we had some strong winds lately) and I don't want him on the roof with only him at home. Plus I'm just so tried of work! And I'm hoping to get some more work done on my WIP. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I also nee... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 18:45:11 EST Hump Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5790643 So not a lot going on today. Just working my cute butt off (at least hubby says it's cute...but then he kind of has to say right? <em>246</em> ). <BR> <BR> I'm only one paragraph into chapter 11 or my WIP. Do you know how hard it is to write a cat into a scene in a book? Do you make the cat "talk" (as in type "Meow!") or do you just use descriptive words to talk about the cat? I opted for the second one. So it came out like this: <BR> <BR> I know I heard something out there, he thought.... Wed, 1 Oct 2014 19:39:39 EST Tuesday Tidings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789950 OK so maybe not so much tidings as it's just Tuesday. And I'm wishing it was Friday. I am SO ready to retire! At least I feel that way today! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> So...anything happening here in Sin City? Nope...not a thing! I'm keeping my head down and doing my work. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I did get my lunch time workout in today. 68 mins on the treadmill. Eating has been good today. Last night...so so. I made chili. Not that it was chili enough for chili. But it was good anyway.... Tue, 30 Sep 2014 19:33:30 EST And Here We Have Monday Once Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789262 I'm pretty sure that by now, you all KNOW how I feel about Mondays. So I won't restate that. But if you don't...please...feel free to ask me! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> We didn't do a lot this weekend. The weather was nice, cooler and a bit of rain. We went shopping like we always do on Sat. Then I took hubby out to dinner (Golden Corral!). I was So stuffed! I even brought some fudge home to snack on later that night. Sunday we just puttered around home. We did stop and check out a new store ... Mon, 29 Sep 2014 18:38:12 EST Sportsmanship http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5787133 So nothing has changed on the work front. I'm still plugging away. Hubby is still not back in his real job and the one they have him doing is starting to wear on him a bit. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I titled this blog Sportsmanship because I think that is something missing in sports. At least for some. As some of you know my grandson plays football. He's on the middle school JV team. He is a defense lineman. He only comes off the field when the Special Teams unit in out there. So he gets a lo... Fri, 26 Sep 2014 02:09:15 EST Hump Day Ramblings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5786333 Not a lot going on. It's Hump Day which means payday tomorrow and only 2 more days until the weekend! <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Hubby's job situation is still in flux (or just a big CF!). He kind of pulled something in his back yesterday. His boss urged him to file a report (which can be good...or bad!). Some lady had loaded up the trash can in the break room with full cans of pop and juice. I have no clue as WHY she would get rid of it, but she did and then didn't say anything about the tra... Wed, 24 Sep 2014 19:26:36 EST Back On Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784971 Starting today I'm getting back on track. After 2 weeks of high stress (and the stress eating that came with it), I gained like 9 lbs or so. So I just decide that TODAY is the day I'm getting back on track. I was so depressed last week that I spent one evening (after hubby went to bed) crying and eating sugar wafer cookies . But no more! I have to take care of ME. So I'm back in the gym and working on the eating part of it. <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> Friday we (at work) went out to lunch at ... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 19:14:46 EST Whinny A** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782518 I was so being a whinny a** last night. I think everything ...all the stress...caught up with me last night. I set in the living by myself and bawled my head off. Hubby's job woes, my job work place being sold, worrying about paying the bills, my WIP not going well (or at least one chapter not to my liking), eating out of whack, no workouts, etc. I was just feeling like dumping everything! In the midst this I got an email from my BFF. And what she got back was me being a whinny a**. <em>234... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 18:42:13 EST Long Over Due http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5781849 It's been a stressful week so far. I won't go into details, but things didn't go well with the mediation at hubby's work. so next step is going to Fed court. But that could take 9 months to do! Not a good time line for the guys that are struggling on a very reduced salary (as in $12 ah HOUR less). The stress hasn't been good for me. I have no energy, eating is all whacked out, and I haven't worked out since last week. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Even my writing seems to be taking a hit. I'm st... Wed, 17 Sep 2014 19:06:29 EST TGIF!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778918 I'm so happy it's Friday! This has been one strange week for me. My eating has been out of control and my workouts have been spotty. I plan the restart this weekend. <BR> <BR> I really don't have a lot to blog about tonight. I got chapter 9 done of my book. Now on the chapter 10! <BR> <BR> We're going to a Hawaiian picnic tomorrow. We're taking Potato Mac salad and Ono spareribs. There's a Hawaiian fest too but hubby doesn't want to go to that. Too much walking he says. <em>24</em> <BR>... Sat, 13 Sep 2014 02:59:07 EST One Word http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5778311 Good Night (OK..that's two) I'm beat. Off to bed. Bad eating day, no workout. <BR> <BR> Night all!! <BR> <BR> Oh Yeah...Caleb's Football picture! (Sorta of) This is the Facebook banner. I ordered a poster! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1706303764.jpg"> Fri, 12 Sep 2014 02:21:47 EST Just A Quick Stop http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777642 I was going to do this blog earlier today but got busy. And once I got home I just had no energy. I fixed dinner and did the dishes and then just set in kind of a daze. Not sure what's going on. <BR> <BR> Anyway it's been a strange day. No workout today (I did some Photoshop stuff for a friend at lunch) eating wasn't the best. I found this picture of before I moved to Vegas. Very late 90's/early 2000's. Kind of depressing. But I guess it could be something to work for. <BR> <BR> <img src="... Thu, 11 Sep 2014 02:24:13 EST Hot And Wet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776743 <em>246</em> No...this blog isn't about THAT! It's just a weekend update. <BR> <BR> The hot part was the temps over the weekend. Yeah I know..it's Vegas baby...in the summer time! But while it IS hot here in the summer, I don't normally spend much time out in it (I don't do heat well!). But this past weekend hubby decide that we just HAD to work on the race trailer (the back part where the car goes is still a WIP). So while it's a 104 outside in the trailer it was probably close to 124! W... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 18:36:02 EST Shorty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774346 Eating today = bad! <BR> Writing today = Good <BR> Working out today = bad! <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm off to bed!Killer Sat, 6 Sep 2014 02:59:41 EST Hitting The Wall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773498 Boy...for some reason during my work out at lunch I hit the wall big time! About 30 mins into I was cruising along when BAM! I just ran out of steam. I saw I was at the 30 min mark and debated with my self if I wanted to stop. I was so tried, my legs were like jello, I couldn't catch my breath. I looked up and everything seemed darker (OK so it was...I didn't notice it was getting cloudy outside). I told my self...just 5 mins more..and I kept telling myself that until I hei the 65 min mark. T... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 18:28:11 EST Short!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773036 OK..this is goning to be short. <BR> <BR> Did my workout at lunch (68 mins!) <em>334</em> <BR> Eating was good <em>224</em> <BR> I worked on my book (for all the bodice rippers I read that kissing scene was HARD to write!) <em>246</em> <BR> Had one of those days at work. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Now I'm off to bed! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l675940932.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2021660037.jpg"> <BR... Thu, 4 Sep 2014 02:48:53 EST And I'm Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772088 I had a long weekend and didn't do my blog on Friday. So this will recap a pretty quiet Labor Day Weekend. I blogged about falling at work last Thursday so I won't rehash that. <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> Friday I was off work. So was hubby. I'm not that was a good combo! He wanted to cut some trees in the back yard, So OK...I can handle that (helping). After I had my Starbucks! He said we'd only work outside until it got too hot. I think I'm going to have redefine HIS idea of "too hot"! We'd b... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 18:43:46 EST Just Call Me Grace! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768915 In case any of you DO NOT know...I'm not the most graceful person you'll meet. That being said...I think I out did even myself today! We had the Ice Cream Social at work. We had a bean bag toss (which proved to be very popular), lots of ice cream and toppings, and a cakewalk. Yep...a cakewalk. We had laminated numbers taped to the carpet in the Cafe with blue painters tape. So before the event kicked off...a few of us (the Activate Planning Committee) decide to try out the cakewalk. We were ... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 19:31:41 EST Hump Day Happening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768261 Which is pretty much nothing...nada. Another quiet day for me. I made it to the gym, ate right, worked on my project at work. And now I'm trying to get Chapter 8 of my book off the ground. <BR> <BR> So it looks like this might be a short one. One thing...hubby has his next arbitration in a few weeks. They'll either decide he gets his old job back or they go to court (next step). I'm hoping it stops here and they just give him his job back. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> OK..back to Chapter... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 18:58:15 EST Blah! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767573 Yep been one of those days. News from the job...they are offering $$ to each of us to stay though the changes happening. I wasn't planning on going anywhere anyway. So I guess that's some what good news. Otherwise..the moral at work sucks. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I did get a workout in at lunch. I listen to music and read (Kindle app for Android) while doing it. Today I paid more attention to how the book was laid out rather then the story line. Just trying to feel my way around this whole... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:14:32 EST Monday...Again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766908 Yep it's back. Like a bad penny, a cold you can't get rid of, Monday is back! Not a lot went on over the weekend. Did some grocery shopping, housework, some writing. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Eating wasn't the best. We had Rolling Smoke BBQ for dinner on Sat (no lunch though), then steak on Sunday (again...no lunch). I did over do it on wafer cookies. But their all gone (well...mine are hubby has a bunch but they are for his lunch). I'm back in the gym starting today. I really think the brea... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 19:37:59 EST TGIF! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765116 Friday at last. For some strange reason I'm not as up about that fact as I normally am. 30 more mins and I can head home from work, but then I have worry about what to fix for dinner. Since he's been going though this whole work issues thing, hubby has became a picky eater. He never was before (oh there are some things I know he won't eat). And he waits until I get something half way done to bitch about it. Grrrrrrrrrrr!!! I'll deal with it. I just hope the job things works out soon. <em>101... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 19:44:19 EST