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/ Friday Roundup http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675448 And it'll be a short one. I was off work today (Holiday), I'm tried and a ready for bed. <BR> <BR> My day started off with a 7:20 AM Dr appt for the thing on my boob. As I suspected...a bug bite of some kind. It's pretty much healed by now (it's been like 8 weeks since I found it). There is still a smallish lump that the Dr said was just a bit of scar tissue from healing. She gave me an antibiotic cream to use on it. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Then a quick stop at Starbucks for coffee (hubby... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 00:48:01 EST My Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5674580 Today is my Friday! <em>244</em> My company added a extra Holiday for and they chose Good Friday. I'm not sure why as we have many religions at work. But I'll take it! I have a Dr appt (for my bug bite on the boobie, which is almost gone) in the morning. I'm going to check and see if they take my company insurance..just in case we have to go on mine. If they don't and we do have use mine, we'll need to find a new Dr. I hate doing that. It's always a crap shoot finding a good one. <em>24<... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 19:22:15 EST One More Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673807 In what has been a stressful week. I didn't get to blog yesterday but we had some good news...hubby took that job he interviewed for. They actually called him a day early for it. They DO know that if his old job recalls him, he'll be going back to that job. This job is for a small contracting company. Hubby will be on salary rather then hourly. He'll be a Project Manager/Engineer for them. It's about $1000 less a month and there are NO bennies at all (no medical, retirement, vacation, etc). W... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 18:59:59 EST Still In A Holding Pattern http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672280 As far as hubby goes. He has an interview tomorrow for a job and one with the job placement service. But there is some news on the his old job's side too. It seems he (and the other two in his dept) weren't even suppose to BE on the lay off list. See there are two water depts in town. To save money they combined them. That left too many people. The worker bees on his side of this merger are represented by a union. There are certain things that management must do to layoff those worker bees. ... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 19:15:29 EST The Day After http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669272 Thank you everyone for all the support, thoughts, and Prayers!! It's all so appreciated! <BR> <BR> So we have had a day to process what went down with hubby's job yesterday. It was a strange night last night. Hubby took many phone calls from friends and contacts. Some from people that got cut too and others from people wanting to help or that knew of people hiring. And that's great..wonderful..but we need to see something solid. There is a chance he will be recalled to his old job, but nothi... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 19:07:55 EST Laid Off!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668641 After going though all the BS where I work the last year or so with rumors of lay offs hanging over our heads..then the lay offs happening, I am always worried about my job. But hardly ever did it enter my head that we had to worry about my husband's job. That all changed today..he was laid off! Supposedly "they" (the powers that be) did it by seniority. I'm not so sure. See they there were 2 water companies here. And they have now combined. But it seems like (no real proof) only workers from... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 23:40:53 EST Getting Jiggy With It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667629 That was me last night, getting jiggy while working out. I have no idea where it came from..but I did 70 mins of Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 and burned a bit over 1000 calories! YEA BABY!! <em>104</em> And I wasn't even sore this morning. I'm going to do one every other night..so next up will be Wed night. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Not a lot happening today. I changed our Vonage plan (we had 800 mins a month on it..I dropped it to 400..we only use maybe 50 mins a month). It'll will sa... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 19:13:24 EST You Have Mail: Candy - In The Usual Spot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666796 This was the subject line of the email I got at work today. The usual spot is near the back ot the group, near the window. Just a few cubes down from mine. You bring something to share with the group..that's where it goes. Today a co-worker brought candy. I had some. More then I should have (I've logged it) <em>24</em> . No will power right now. But I have stopped eating it. Now I'll wait for the guilt to set in. Should be any time now. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I did really on Sat but Sund... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 19:07:21 EST WHOOT!! It's TGIF!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664525 At last! I feel like I haven't gotten anything done this week. Circumstances beyond my control have sidelined my project at work, I've been kind of going it alone at home (hubby is getting home late from work,eats, then heads off to bed...12+ days), and I'm close to broke (payday is next week..but bills are paid, car has gas for another week, and I have money on my Starbucks card). But hey...I have a man that loves, family that loves, still have a job (knocking on wood here!), I've made my wo... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 18:51:53 EST Chugging On http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663739 I feel like the little engine that should. I know I should do better in my eating. I know I should do better in my workouts. I know I should do better at work. It's just a matter of putting my mind to it. But that's harder then it sounds. So I just keep chugging along. <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> My energy levels are way down and my sleep/wake cycle is all messed up. Where before I'd get up with hubby at about 5 AM, get him off to work (pack something for him eat, pack his tablet, etc), then go... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 19:07:17 EST And We're Walking....Walking...Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662887 The American Heart Assn had a walk at work today for national Walking Day. I took park. The route was a little over a mile around our building. There's slight uphill to part of it. We did it in 30 mins (we weren't trying to set any land speed records here <em>246</em> ). That added like 3-4K steps to my FitBit total for the day. Right now I'm at 13,137 steps so far today. I'll add a bit more before bed. <em>311</em> I already had 9K steps after my treadmill workout at lunch. <em>244</em>... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 19:35:04 EST The Tween Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662023 I have a dilemma. I'm calling it the "tween" time. That's the time between me getting home from work and the time hubby rolls in and is ready to eat at night. That "tween" time is like an hour and a half. When I get home I'm hungry...ready to fix dinner and eat <em>4</em> . But with so much time between my getting home and hubby getting home (and then he has to change his clothes and lately..he's having a mixed drink..more on that in a bit) I find that I'm looking for something to just tide... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 19:13:16 EST Weekend Odds And Ends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661099 Time to catch up with the weekend! Lets see... <BR> <BR> Hubby had to work a couple of hours each day. But they were broken up, Sat morning be at the job site at 7 AM (to open gate for the contractors) then come home until about 4 PM to close the gate. Repeat for Sunday. Since I had to get up with him...I stayed up and got the house all in order after the kids visit (not a lot to do there..vacuum, mop, strip the guest bed). I was done by the time hubby got home Sat morning. So off to Starbuc... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 19:07:16 EST The Kids Are On The Way Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658828 They left at about 4:30 AM this morning. Of course there were tears (from me, Karry, and Malia), but there always are. I hated to see them go and wished they didn't have such a long trip back home. Malia was saying last night she wanted to stay with Grandma and Grandpa (good thing Grandpa was already in bed asleep!). I heard from Karry about 1:30 and they were north of Sacramento. That was about 8-9 hrs from Hillsboro, so they still had a long ways to go. I miss them! <em>46</em> I'm saying... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:02:54 EST Family Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658051 So the kids got here about midnight last Friday. It's been a blast spending time with them. Oh we've had some pissy moments (tantrums by both kids and adults) and some tense ones (between hubby and i and Karry and Nick). But we have survived! I won't go into the pissy moments things. And as for those tense moments..well...as much as hubby was looking forward to having the kids here..he's just not the cuddly grandpa type. More the grumpy old bear grandpa type. Which made me a pissed at him a f... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 19:07:59 EST Discombobulated Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653457 Discombobulated - dis·com·bob·u·late [dis-kuhm-bob-yuh-leyt] verb (used with object), <BR> dis·com·bob·u·lat·ed, dis·com·bob·u·lat·ing. to confuse or disconcert; upset; frustrate. <BR> <BR> It's been one of those kind of days at work. Every time I think I'm getting a step ahead, I find something that sets me 2 steps behind. I try to trouble shoot one problem and two more pile on top. <em>24</em> I'm frustrated. ARGHHHHHHHHH...Thankfully I have 3 days off next week! <em>224</em> <BR> ... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 19:01:14 EST Just A Quick Stop http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652857 Was busy all day at work. I'm beat so off to bed with me! Dinner was homemade pizza. <BR> <BR> Night all and TGIAF (Thank Goodness It's Almost Friday!) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1103643696.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1844677133.jpg"> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 01:25:41 EST Hump Day Musings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651817 Just some random musings for this Hump Day. <BR> <BR> Only in Vegas - Some dude decide to steal from the dressing room of the Thunder Down Under Male Review (nee strippers!) at the Excalibur Hotel Casino. He got caught by the guys and they messed him up bit. I mean really..do you want to take on a bunch of guys that look like this (warning ladies...eye candy ahead!)? <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l587064904.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Still in a holding ... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 18:57:25 EST Already Behind! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650981 It's another new week and already I feel like I'm behind. I had all the best intentions in the world of doing my blog yesterday, but just never got around to it. I ended up working though my lunch yesterday and have been behind ever since. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Since I didn't take lunch, I skipped my workout but I was going to do it last night (treadmill or Xbox) at home. That didn't happen. I was so tried that I just set on my butt in front of the boob tube and dozed off and on. At abou... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 18:38:34 EST Short For A Friday (The Blog...Not Me!) LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647929 Today has been really busy at work. So this will be fast and short. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I pulled something in the back of leg, behind my right knee just before I left work for home last night. It HURT! It burned! Walking seemed to help it so I did a nice slow (2.5 MPH), 90 min walk on the treadmill at home last night. My leg seems to be better. I also did 65 mins on the treadmill here at work today. So far..no pain. <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I was over calories yesterday. I had some C... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 19:44:35 EST Just Do It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647210 That phrase kept running though my head last night at home. Since I missed my noon workout yesterday I told myself I would jump on my treadmill at home. <em>315</em> <BR> <BR> Well...8 PM came around and there Is till sat on my butt, in front of the boob tube. Hubby was still up too. I told myself I needed to get up and workout. I kept saying (to myself) JUST DO IT! But a small part of my brain whispered..yeah...but hubby is still up...he's going to want to be tucked in (don't judge me..... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 19:33:20 EST Missed My Workout At Lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646409 Yep...today was really hectic at work. I ended up working though my lunch. One of my co-worker's had to take DTO unexpectedly and I had to finish up her projects (2 small ones). But they took forever due to hardware problems with a couple of slot machines. I finally got everything working and done. But it took up most of my day. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Hubby will be home late tonight and he'll eat at his meeting. So it'll just be me for dinner. That's always a challenge for me. I tend to ov... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 19:10:25 EST Tuesday Is Dragging Along http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645587 Like it has a anchor attached to it. <em>39</em> And I feel like I need a nap. <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> So I did an hour of Your Shape fitness last night. I was huffing and puffing though most of it (it was a 28 min overall workout). This morning when I told hubby about doing it he said Yeah...I heard you huffing and puffing. Really?? And it didn't dawn you to MAYBE get you butt out of bed to see if I was laying on the floor dieing? <em>246</em> I wasn't..but sometime you just have to... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 18:49:19 EST And Monday Is Back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644730 I thought I had done pretty good over the weekend, but I was up a couple of pounds this morning. Maybe just water weight. I was over calories each day (Sat and Sun) but by less then 200 calories. Fri however...I was over by a lot. Plus no workout on Fri. At all. I did have a fairly active weekend. Lots of walking on Sat with house cleaning too. Sun was yard work and laundry. Still I was up. I'm hoping to see a drop this week. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Hubby had to work on Sat, so it was just... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 18:50:02 EST Shaved Ice! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642382 Yep..that's what I had for lunch. A 16 oz shaved ice from Bahama Bucks. For those that don't know what a shaved ice is, it's like a snow cone only the ice is shaved much finer..more like real snow. And just like a snow cone, shaved ice can have any flavor on it...as many as you like. Mine today was Toasted Coconut and Wedding Cake. And the best part? It was all sugar free! No calories! And yes..it came with a tiny paper umbrella. <em>470</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 18:38:52 EST Cautiously Optimistic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641616 I'm cautiously optimistic today that I'm back on track. I've been very careful with my eating this week and I've gone back to working out at home (as well as at the gym at work) for at least 40-45 mins. That night workout is adding just enough burned calories each day to add up to over 500 burned for the day. <em>334</em> That seems to be the magic number. The scale was 2 pounds lighter this morning. I know I said yesterday that I didn't expect to see any loss right away so I was pleasantl... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 19:23:19 EST Another Small Step Yesterday :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640697 Or rather last night. I kept trying to talk myself into working out at home last night. I even went so far as to set my workout clothes in the living where I could see them. Well...at 10 PM I gave in and just did it! <em>20</em> I did a Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 Xbox workout. It was 50 mins of cardio. That burned 290 calories. So for workouts I burned 639 calories for the day (this doesn't include the FitBit calories burned count as that's a mix of just walking and the other two work... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 18:27:51 EST One Small Step http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639776 I took that first small step to getting back into the game last night. I cut my dinner portion a bit (I made spaghetti and that's also been a bad things for me). I weighed the noodles and measured the sauce I made. And no dessert. But most importantly...NO evening snacking! <em>334</em> . My calories for the day were about mid range for me. Which is good. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> I didn't however do a workout at home last night. I'm still struggling with getting back into the habit of doi... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 18:44:27 EST All Booked Now To Buckle Down! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638896 We have the plane tickets bought...the hotel is booked...the rental cars are sorted 9mostly!) for our Hawaii trip. Now I have to do MY part and buckle down to losing the weight I've gained back. I know I can't lose it all before we go...but I hope to lose some. I have been so out of control the last 6 months or so. I have been doing my workouts , but that hour a day (burning between 290 and 350 calories a day) isn't enough. I need to be burning at least 500 (and 1000 would be better). I used ... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 19:23:36 EST 75 Days And Counting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636344 We have 75 days until our Hawaii trip. In those 75 days I really need to buckle down and drop some pounds. I need to get back to eating the right way...I need to up my workouts...I need to find my willpower! This weekend I'm going to be dragging out all my shorts and see what fits and what doesn't. I don't want to have buy new shorts! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> It's turned dark and rainy here today. I took this picture from our office window: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:08:46 EST It's Never Enough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635491 Or so it seems to me. Today is payday. My bills are all paid, I put some $ in my savings account. I have enough $ for gas, food, coffee. I might even be able to pick up an e-book or two (other then the free ones) from Amazon. I mean I make a goodly amount of money but it never seems to be enough for what I want to do. It almost seems the more I make the less I have to spend. I know how lucky I am to even have a job...a home...a car..all the things I do have. So much more then some people have... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 18:32:18 EST Nothing Much Happeneing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634626 It's been a fairly quiet day today. Other then the layoff rumors (yes..there will be one..we just don't know when or how) running rampart at work nothing much is happening today. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I stopped at Wally World last night and picked up the Blu Ray version of Thor The Dark World. It came with a digital download, so I watched part of it while working out this morning (a shirtless Chris Hemsworth's will make any workout go faster! <em>211</em> ). I'll watch more of it tomorr... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:43:08 EST And So It Goes... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633702 It's only Tuesday. really? It feels like this week is crawling by so slowly! Maybe because our days are so messed up at home. Hubby is working each night until 7 which means he doesn't get home until 7:30. Then we have dinner and shortly after that he's off to bed (he has to be at work at 5 AM). He'll only have to work these hours another 2 weeks or so, but it really messes up things. I stay up later then he does but still get up with him (not that I HAVE too...I just do...I want the last thi... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 19:24:47 EST Warning!! This Blog May Not Be For Everyone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632802 Warning!! Warning!! Warning!! Today's blog is about relationships...as in mine with my hubby and how after so many yrs (16) together we've lost some of that romance, that passion that we had in the beginning. I do want to point though that hubby and I do LOVE each other and we just need to work on a few things. Nothing that is jeopardizing our marriage. Things I think all couple struggle with at some point. So it may be to TMI for some people. You've been warned..so if you do decide to read i... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 19:11:57 EST Shakin' My Booty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629536 Last night, before hubby got home, I was messing with my tablet and found that our Sony Blu Ray sound system see's said tablet as a media device. This means that anything I have in the Media folder on my tablet can be play on our big screen TV via the Sony system. So what did I do with this nifty trick? I played all the music videos I have on my tablet and danced to each of them. So I was shakin' my booty! And boy..was that work! <em>334</em> I danced (well what I call dancing...you won't ... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 19:37:14 EST Mid Week Ramblings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628622 I don't a lot of stuff to blog about today..so I'll just ramble on. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow in my grandson Caleb's 12th Birthday. I was going to send him a Xbox Live gift card but he's been grounded from his games (grades). So now I have to rethink it. Maybe just a regular gift card? And it'll be a tad late. I have to stop someplace and get him a card (I forgot last weekend...old age? <em>24</em> ) I will call him tomorrow to wish a Happy Birthday and tell him that his grandma... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 19:47:14 EST Monday On A Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627642 So it's Tuesday and it feels like a Monday. Since I was off for Presidents Day yesterday. I was home alone due to hubby having to work (it was double time and half but he left at 4:30 Am and didn't get home until 7 PM <em>24</em> ). And since I was home alone...I decide to do some spring cleaning. Washing windows, vacuuming everything, dusting the nook and crannies that I always seem to miss when I just do the regular dusting, organizing the DVDs I have out in the living room (just a fract... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 19:32:50 EST Quiet Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623615 Not a lot to say about today. Just glad tomorrow is Friday. I bought another Katy Perry CD and her DVD (so...am I too old to enjoy her music? <em>40</em> ). They got here today. Somehow I ended up ordering two of the CD. That's OK though...I'll give the second one my my co-worker's daughter. <BR> <BR> Got my workout in...ate dinner. Now I'm off to bed! Night everyone! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2050942468.jpg"> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 02:05:54 EST Frat Boyz!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622523 Mini gym rant ahead! So there I was...on the treadmill..watching Agents of SHIELD on Hulu Plus. Ear buds in, volume not to loud when I hear yelling and raucous laughter. I looked over there is this group of guys working out with differnt weight equipment. They are all in there everyday and they can be loud, but today it sound like a frat house party, all that was missing were togas! They were yelling across the gym to each other and laughing about something (I don't know what). I turned up th... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:39:16 EST Wiener Wraps & Lingering Drama http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621664 So last night instead of tacos for dinner I had wiener wraps. Hubby was not feeling well so he had some corn chowder. That left me looking for something for dinner (there was only enough chowder for him). So I decide on wiener wraps. I had a package of hot dogs (120 calories each) and a tube of crescent rolls. Well..I ended up eating the whole dayum package of hot dogs and all the rolls. With some tater tots. Lets just say I was so far over calories it wasn't even funny! <em>234</em> But I... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:25:10 EST And We're Back To Monday.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620689 Which means I'm starting again. I don't even remember what I ate this past weekend. I do know I had trouble sleeping last night. So it was like 2 AM before I feel asleep. Then up at 5 AM to get hubby off to bed..back to cat nap for a little over an hour. So I'm tried today. In need of a nap! <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> Good news though...we sold the Cavalier! This lady and her daughter came and looked at it 2 weeks ago..they really liked it but didn't have the money. Well they showed up Sat ni... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 18:35:30 EST Snow Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618101 Well at least for my grandkids in Oregon. Karry posted these pictures of Caleb and Maila enjoying the snow. I miss them a lot, but I'll see them at the end of March. So I'm posting them here: <BR> <BR> Malia <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l659592645.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Caleb <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1588750489.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Snow Angels <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1048843699.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http:... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 19:06:59 EST Under The Bus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617169 That's how I felt at work today. A co-worker got into some hot water and decide to drag me into...throw me under the bus. So I got yelled. <em>40</em> It all stems from me getting something I needed to do my job...i got it cleared with my boss last April. I got the item and that was it. Or at least I though it was. Jump today...said co-worker order something on his own. He didn't clear with the bosses..in fact they told him NO. So when he got called on it he said...well...Colleen got one! ... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 18:20:43 EST Hello World...I'm Back!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616218 I bet you thought I'd fallen off the face of the earth? Nope...I was just down with a nasty case of food poisoning. And I do mean NASTY! I started getting sick Friday afternoon. Cramps and everything that goes along with that (I won't go into the gory details except to say everything was dark green!). <em>527</em> <BR> <BR> I was in bed by 3 PM on Sat, freezing my butt off. Hubby was so sweet..he got an extra comforter for me and let me sleep. But sometime about 10 PM or so...things took... Wed, 5 Feb 2014 19:07:52 EST Body Image http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5610515 I talked yesterday about how I don't like how I look at this weight. How I don't like my hubby seeing me this big. I still feel that way...just maybe a bit less so. I thought about it last night at home. My hubby doesn't seem to mind looking at me and frankly...he's put on some pounds too over the years. Does that make him less attractive to me? NO...our relationship isn't based on how we look...but how we feel toward each other. My whole body image problem is my problem...not his. So here's ... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 19:23:46 EST Status Quo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609526 Status Quo - noun - the existing state or condition. <BR> <BR> My status quo hasn't changed for a more then a few months. Oh I'm back to working out everyday. And trying to get my eating under control...but I don't feel I'm making any forward progress. <em>234</em> It's more like one step forward and two back. And I hate feeling that way. But I don't WANT to settle for how I am NOW. I don't feel comfortable with my body. I hate my hubby seeing me so big. And yes..he tells me he loves me t... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 19:22:59 EST Over Due Weekend Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5608490 This blog is overdue. I was so swamped at work yesterday I didn't get my weekend update blog done. My bad! But it it is. <BR> <BR> So I don't think I did too bad on Friday (buffet for lunch and Buffalo Wild Wings for dinner). I did really well at the buffet. Which is new for me. I usually end up over eating..but this time I stop at one plate of food and then some desserts....small ones at that. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Then on to Buffalo Wild Wings. I had 10 Sweet BBQ boneless wings and s... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 18:45:20 EST Hear Me Roar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5603681 I decided I needed an anthem to motivate me. Something that will kick my butt to get into gear with working out. I've picked "Roar" by Katy Perry. The chorus goes like this: <BR> <BR> "I got the eye of the tiger, a fighter, dancing through the fire <BR> 'Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar <BR> Louder, louder than a lion <BR> 'Cause I am a champion and you’re gonna hear me roar <BR> Oh oh oh oh oh oh <BR> Oh oh oh oh oh oh <BR> Oh oh oh oh oh oh <BR> You’re gonna hear me roar... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:11:30 EST Hump Day Happenings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602637 It's Hump Day..which means two more days until the weekend. I didn't get a blog done yesterday. No reason really except I was busy at work then later at home (after dinner and getting hubby off to bed) I got engrossed in a book, it was pretty good. It was the first in a series called Hawaiian Heroes, this one was called Walking in Fire. The hero of the book (and really his whole family) are the protectors of Hawaii, given that task by Madam Pele,Hawaii's Goddess of Fire. being married to a Ha... Wed, 22 Jan 2014 18:49:15 EST Bacon Candy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600475 We have a new buffet in Vegas. They built a Golden Corral about mile from where hubby and I live. We've had ads on TV for Golden Corral for ever here in Vegas...but the closest one was in Kingman AZ. So we were excited to try this new one out. But both time we've gone, the line to even get into the building was HUGE...as in a 1-2 hr wait! The first time we ended up going home to eat and the second time we stopped at the local Panda Express. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> So I thought we'd give th... Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:07:22 EST