ACRAIG921's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ACRAIG921 ACRAIG921'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/ Another year older, it's been a great year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784160 Today is my birthday. <em>383</em> I'm having a good day. We went to breakfast with my parents and we will go out to dinner later. We are going for Mexican and I'm looking forward to it. The kids baked me a cake and decorated it. They did a great job decorating it, we'll have that after dinner. The kids got me scented candles, gift cards and chocolate (my weakness!!). My hubby was really sweet, cuz he went to a few stores looking for a kettle bell for me. He couldn't find a 20 lb ... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 16:05:13 EST A pleasant surprise to start the day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782536 I had another week of not wanting to throw the scale out the window!! I lost 0.7 lbs. I view every loss, even if it's small, as a victory. Even better, I'm down 2 inches also. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> My hip has been giving me problems this week. Especially on Monday when I was barely able to walk and had to have everyone get things for me. It was not fun. I ran on Sunday and it probably aggravated it. I took it easy on it today and walked instead of ran. It still feels pretty goo... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 19:37:29 EST Taking it one day at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5779716 It's been quite a week. As you may know, my grandma passed away last week. It's been hard, but she is no longer suffering and that makes me feel better. Although I'm still sad, each day that passes, seems a little better. I have enough going on to keep me busy to help keep my mind off of things. <BR> <BR> I can't say I've had a good week when it comes to eating. I think I ate pasta four days in a row! Don't get me wrong, I love being Italian!! Although I wasn't able to get a really go... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 14:36:46 EST Yesterday was a very hard day :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775200 I am very sad today. This week has been really hard on me. As I have mentioned in my blog a few weeks ago, my 92 year-old grandma has been sick and was recently in the hospital. On Thursday when the doctor came to see her at the nursing home, he found that she had fluid on her lungs again. She begged and pleaded with him not to send her back to the hospital. At this point she was still in her right mind so he obliged her wishes. For most of that day she was still verbal and coherent. B... Sun, 7 Sep 2014 14:18:09 EST Glad to start a new week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770703 I'm feeling much better today, thank goodness. I guess my allergies really weren't after all. By Friday, I was done for. After a restful day and some decent sleep (finally!!), I was feeling better. I'm just glad that being sick didn't affect either my class or clinical. <BR> <BR> It sucks that I wasn't able to work out last week, but I was still tracking my steps so that helped keep me in a good frame of mind since I was missing working out. Although Friday I barely walked, I made up fo... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 21:03:16 EST Today started off pretty good!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768768 Yay, the scale is still moving in the right direction!! I lost 2 lbs this week!! I'm so happy about this. Definitely a good start to the day. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> This week is still busy with me going back to school and clinical. The kids don't go back til next week and I've been busy running them around to different appointments and practice. Today is the first day that I'm at home for more than an hour at a time. I've even managed to throw some pepper steak in the crock pot, d... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 13:38:19 EST Sunday August 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766058 It's been a busy week and I'm facing another busy one this week as I go back to school. <BR> <BR> I'm excited, nervous and a little sad to be going back to school. But I remind myself that this is my last year and I only have four more classes to go! I'll be starting the year with my psych rotation, which I guarantee will be interesting. I've had some psych patients at work so I know a little bit of what to expect. <BR> <BR> My grandma is back in the hospital today. This is the second ... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 13:37:01 EST My shopping experience! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765173 I had to do some clothes shopping tonight because I needed clothes for my clinical rotation for school. I'm doing my psych rotation first and we are not allowed to wear our scrubs, we have to wear "business casual" clothes. First of all I'm a jeans and t-shirt kind of girl, and don't bother me with dress shoes. I don't get dressed up all that often. I was fortunate enough to find two pair of dress pants in my closet that fit me, yay! I also tried on a pair of 9/10 pants from my closet, t... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 21:48:59 EST OMG!! My teenager let me in her room!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763610 Something strange happened in my house last night, my daughter actually let me in her room, and for more than 5 minutes. Those of you who have teens understand what I'm talking about, cuz I swear when she's home she's in her room with the door closed. She usually doesn't even want the dog in there! She's not doing anything that she shouldn't be when she's in there, she just wants to be alone. <BR> <BR> I'm sure she only let me in because she was changing sheets and wanted help!! I'll tak... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 13:06:44 EST Another busy week and some goals for the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761470 This week is my last full week off before I go back to school. I'm kinda sad because it's my last week, but I'm also excited because it's my last year of school before I graduate. <BR> <BR> It's going to be another busy week between appointments and my daughters band practice and work. My calendar is booked pretty solid this week. Today I'm trying to get stuff done around here so it won't be as bad during the week. On a good note, we found a new mattress for my daughter and it will be de... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 14:13:21 EST Lost a little weight and some non scale victories http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759033 So I'm only down 0.2 lbs this week. Definitely not as much as I wanted. I will try harder this week. Even better, I've lost 1.5 inches so far. I've also gained 1/4 inch in my thighs. I'm pretty sure that's muscle from running!! <BR> <BR> I find that I'm struggling with the eating. I know that when I work out, it puts my calorie range around the high mark of about 1900 calories, I can't eat all that. Then after I log my food in for the day on days that I work out, I sometimes still hav... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 14:55:44 EST Day after the great flood of 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758287 Wow what a storm we had yesterday. In six hours we got 4.5 inches of rain. Some areas got over five inches. To add insult to injury, we are expecting more rain today. <BR> <BR> The storm itself wasn't bad as far as lightning or threats of tornados, it was just the torrential downpours. I was driving home from the doctors office in it. It was scary driving in it and what would've taken 45 minutes, took almost 1.5 hours. Although I guess it's not as bad since I heard on the 11 o'clock ne... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 13:02:41 EST Big day and my goals for the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757577 Today is the big day!! <em>244</em> My son is getting his cast off today. It's been a long six weeks. He's so excited and so are we. He's excited to be able to ride his bike again. He's really missed that. Although he's kinda too big for the bike he has now, but we couldn't get him a new one for his birthday since he couldn't even try them out. So we'll probably end up getting him a new one for Christmas. It's waaayy to early to think about that, ugh!! <BR> <BR> I figured I w... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 12:53:14 EST I'm surprised my hip doesn't hurt from running! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756899 I did my run for the day. Today I went my farthest so far, 2.16 miles. I'm pretty excited about that. I don't understand when I do the mileage tracker, it says walking. When you input it says walk/run, but shows up on my tracker as walking. <BR> <BR> I'm surprised that my hip didn't affect my run. I was the patient sitter at work last night (I could do a whole blog about that, but I won't!), so I was sitting a lot at work last night. When I sit for too long, I either feel it in my ba... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 13:03:18 EST There really are some great people out there!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755797 My daughter is at her marching band practice today for color guard, as she has been all week. It's at the high school and they are there all day with a break for lunch. The school serves free lunch for any child up to age 18. So I guess a lot of the students do that instead of bring their lunch, my daughter prefers to bring hers since she is a picky eater. The only problem is that they do not serve lunch on Friday. So there were about 10 students who didn't have lunch with them today. O... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 13:59:24 EST Taking advantage of the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753618 I started today out with plans to take my son to his physical therapy. Therapy got cancelled so it worked out to my advantage. <BR> <BR> I dropped my daughter off at band camp, I don't have to pick her up til 4 pm. I was able to come home, eat, get my workout in early, two loads of laundry (so far!) and was able to make some phone calls too. All this before noon! On a "normal" day, this wouldn't have happened. For those of you who don't know, I'm so not a morning person. I love my slee... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 12:27:22 EST Looking ahead to August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750718 Since tomorrow is August 1 (also my son's birthday!), I am putting my August goals out there so I can be accountable and hopefully the scale will move down even more than what it has been. <BR> <BR> 1. I want to lose at least 4 lbs by August 30. <BR> <BR> 2. I will work out for at least 30 min. 3-4x/week. <BR> <BR> 3. I still hope to inspire my hubby to work out on a more regular basis. <BR> <BR> 4. I will log all food eaten, even the not so good stuff. <BR> <BR> 5. I will find heal... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 23:20:25 EST Time to make a change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749728 Last night I was reviewing all of my info here on SP including previous weights, measurements, etc all the way back to 2012 when I started. I was surprised at some of the stuff I saw. My lowest weight in about 11 years happened in 2012 when I hit 149 lbs. I was also surprised that I gained about 13 lbs since I started the nursing program last fall. <BR> <BR> I started looking at this stuff because I was a little down on myself about not losing as much weight as I'd like, and I really wa... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 14:34:59 EST Low key Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746950 After having a really rough night at work last night, including crazy patients, being understaffed and too much other crazy stuff happen that I can't even mention, I'm happy to be able to relax today. I don't have to go back to work until next Sunday. I really like making my own schedule!! <BR> <BR> My hubby had to work at 3 am today. I felt bad for him so I thought I would help him out by cutting the grass. He was gonna do it last night, but I didn't want him to be too tired to get up fo... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:54:05 EST Low key Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746949 After having a really rough night at work last night, including crazy patients, being understaffed and too much other crazy stuff happen that I can't even mention, I'm happy to be able to relax today. I don't have to go back to work until next Sunday. I really like making my own schedule!! <BR> <BR> My hubby had to work at 3 am today. I felt bad for him so I thought I would help him out by cutting the grass. He was gonna do it last night, but I didn't want him to be too tired to get up fo... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:54:05 EST Good news!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744320 I took my son to the doctor yesterday for his follow up visit after his surgery. The doctor took the cast off of his right foot!! He didn't have as extensive work done on the right one, so that's why he was able to take it off. He is now a little more mobile. He will get crutches to get around too once he starts physical therapy. He's so excited that he is able to move around a little better. The other cast comes off in a few more weeks. We cannot wait for that. <BR> <BR> Today has be... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 14:52:22 EST What a difference a good workout makes! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740302 I was woken up at 4:45 am today by the sound of my husbands alarm blaring. It was so loud that it scared me awake! Needless to say I didn't fall back asleep. When I don't sleep I tend to get headaches. I had one most of the day. I took some Motrin then later I took some Excederin migraine. Neither seemed to work, I was able to fall asleep on the couch for about 20 min until the phone rang, nobody important of course, so I wasn't able to fall back asleep after that. At this point it's t... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 19:21:59 EST Little by little http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739430 I'm really excited that the scale has finally started to move the right way!! That totally made my day. It might not have been as much as I would've liked, but losing is losing, so I'll take it any way I can get it! It might have been a little more but it probably didn't help that my son wanted DQ last night, I'm so weak for ice cream!! <BR> <BR> I've been doing run/walk intervals for my cardio hoping to do more running than walking. I have never been a runner, but I would eventually lik... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 14:13:05 EST Wishing I could go outside http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735396 It is a beautiful day here today! Sunny and about 75 degrees. Unfortunately I'm not able to be outside to enjoy it. I'm still taking care of my son who is recovering from foot surgery. My daughter and I cannot safely get his wheelchair out the door so we can enjoy being outside. We will have to wait for my hubby to get home and then we'll be out of the house. I can't wait until these casts come off my son's feet! He's getting cabin fever too. Trying to come up with different things to... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 14:08:41 EST My sons recovery, day 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730624 My son's recovery seems to be going well. He is able to move around a little more today and the swelling in his left foot seems to be going down some more as he is able to wiggle more toes. He still has a ways to go, but it's all about the baby steps. <BR> <BR> I'm with him pretty much 24/7 taking care of him including sleeping on the main floor in case he needs help in the middle of the night. When my hubby gets home from work, he helps with anything my son might need, but he's not a gre... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 13:37:00 EST Catching up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729116 I hope you are all having a good Monday. It's been awhile that I've had a chance to blog. I've been wrapped up in my first year of nursing school. I can proudly say that I have successfully completed the first year and I am on summer vacation!! It always feels strange when I don't have studying to do! <BR> <BR> Today I am taking care of my son who is recovering from foot surgery on Friday. Yesterday was our first day home from the hospital and after a good nights sleep, finally, he is d... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 13:54:03 EST I'm back in the game!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650803 After many months of not bothering to try to get healthy and fit, today is the day I make that change. I have been so wrapped up with nursing school (I still am), that I have pushed off exercise and made excuses why I can't do it. Well, I know I can do it. I know I may not have all the time in the world, but I have no reason that I can't carve out some time to work out. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping to lose around 35 lbs. I know it's not going to happen overnight or in a matter of a few months. ... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:15:43 EST I survived my first semester of nursing school!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5563217 I had my final exam yesterday and with the exception of one more class session, I am done for the semester!! I ended up with a 3.8 overall. I'm so excited about it. Now I'm trying to get back to reality for a minute and catch up on things while I have the time. <BR> <BR> It's hard to believe Christmas is less than two weeks away. I feel so unprepared. I am going to do a little shopping tomorrow. I won't be surprised if I am still shopping on Christmas eve and up all night wrapping!! ... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:48:05 EST Trying to find some balance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5483967 So now that I've been back in school for a few weeks, I'm trying to find some balance. All is going well so far. I've had my first test and I got an A after plenty of studying!! <BR> <BR> Now I'm still trying to figure out more balance and get some workout time in too. I figure I can get some in during the days I'm not in school. I'm in school 17 hours per week, and I'm also taking an online class, and school days are super busy and I'm wiped out when I get home, not to mention I want ... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 19:56:21 EST Starting a new chapter in my life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467987 Tomorrow I will officially start the nursing program. I have worked long and hard to get here and now here it is. I am excited, scared, nervous all at the same time. When I first decided to go back to school (after 12 years) back in '08 it seemed like the program was so far away. I had totally changed majors so I almost was starting from the beginning. I think I had three classes that actually transferred. Fast forward to today and I've completed the pre-req's and it's truly here. My w... Tue, 27 Aug 2013 14:36:53 EST Why have I stopped tracking?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460024 I started tracking my stuff again and I'm finding that it keeps me more aware of how much I am putting into my body. When I am tracking, it guilts me (in a good way) to not reach for something that I shouldn't have and it motivates me to get up and move. I've really been bad at tracking and it is showing. So I plan to make sure, no matter what, that I am at least tracking my food on a daily basis and this will help me stay active. <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading. Have a great day!! Mon, 19 Aug 2013 14:28:48 EST Getting my daughter ready for camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429482 So tomorrow is the day that my daughter leaves for camp for 12 days. I'm excited for her, but I'm kinda sad that she is leaving for that long. This is her first time going to summer camp and I know she will have a great time and make new friends, but I will miss her terribly. The longest she's been gone from home is like 4-5 days and we were able to talk with her. She is not allowed to take her phone or ipod or anything like that, so there will be no commincation except snail mail. <BR> ... Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:26:58 EST Girls night out tonight w/Bon Jovi!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425409 I'm so excited to be going out with my girls tonight. We are going to the Bon Jovi concert. I have loved them since I was in junior high!! <BR> <BR> Having a good week. It's been in the 90's here this week, so I've been indoors except to go swimming and work, of course. I'm just glad that the concert is not outdoors. My son has his baseball game tonight. I'm sending lots of water for him. <BR> <BR> I haven't gotten a lot of exercise in this week due to many appointments and crazy erran... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 13:34:44 EST Got the day off again!! Going to my son's game tonight!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5417945 So I got called off work again today. The weather is beautiful today. I actually got to turn off the air!! So I will be able to make it to my son's game tonight and there is no chance of rain. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I've done really well with my working out this week. I have still been struggling with the eating, but I'm hoping for a loss this week. <BR> <BR> Since it's now my day off, I can get tons of stuff done before I go to the game including paying bills, laundry and cooking ... Thu, 11 Jul 2013 14:04:32 EST Was hoping to go to my son's game, but it got rained out :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5415921 I got sent home from work today because there weren't many patients. I was so excited because this meant that I would be able to go to my son's baseball game. It was sunny at 5 pm when I left, but by 5:45, it was monsooning and the game was cancelled. This did allow me to get a workout in after all because I had been gone all day and wasn't able to get one in. <BR> <BR> I'm feeling much better today than I was yesterday. I did manage to motivate myself to workout last night too. <BR> <B... Tue, 9 Jul 2013 20:09:41 EST It's Monday, not feeling it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414494 I am not motivated today. It's my day off and it's going to rain soon. I've been up since 6:45 am because my son had an 8 am doctor appointment and I worked last night, so I'm tired to start. I've been curled up on the couch with cramps and a headache and I currently have no motivation to work out. I can work through the cramps, but not the headache. I'm going to try to nap for a bit and I will hopefully feel good enough to work out after dinner. <BR> <BR> Thanks for listening to my ra... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 15:02:29 EST No loss this week, but no gain either http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5412349 I jumped on the scale this morning and I'm a little bummed that the scale didn't move. I'm still happy that it didn't go up, but I would've preferred for it to move down. I guess I'll have to wait til next week for the numbers to move down. <BR> <BR> I went swimming yesterday and I forgot how being in the pool can wear you out. The whole family was practically falling asleep by 10 pm!! <BR> <BR> This week I plan to continue my workouts and eating better. This past week was harder becaus... Sat, 6 Jul 2013 11:57:15 EST Had a great 4th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5411575 I really had a great day yesterday. We had some friends over for a barbecue and swimming. It wasn't super sunny, but that's ok, it didn't rain. <BR> <BR> I know that I went over my calorie count yesterday, but it's ok. I will work out later today after dinner, now that I don't have to go to work today. I even increased my water intake too, which I usually struggle with. <BR> <BR> I got called off work today. Apparently there weren't as many ill or injured patients after the holiday, so... Fri, 5 Jul 2013 14:01:16 EST So far, so good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408645 I've been having a great few days now that I am back on my program. I have worked out every day since Saturday. I've also been a lot better about tracking my food. I'm still not drinking as much water as I should, but I am trying to improve on that. <BR> <BR> Now I'm focusing on trying new recipes because it feels like we eat the same things week in and week out for dinner. I've been searching both on SP as well as online. If anyone has any recipes for me to try, I'd love to hear from y... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 14:02:06 EST Falling off the wagon, looking for buddies to keep me motivated. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5405372 So this past month I really haven't been keeping up with working out. I only gained a pound in that time, but it's frustrating why I can't keep myself motivated. <BR> <BR> I'm going to try different strategies, but I need a buddy to check in with me to make sure I'm keeping up. If anyone can help, I will be so appreciative. My hubby, although he supports me in this journey, doesn't motivate me to keep going. He is the one that will buy the ice cream!! He tends to work out if he saw that... Sat, 29 Jun 2013 10:26:01 EST Summer plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5387036 My kids last day of school is tomorrow. I'm so excited about this because this means I will get to spend more time with them since I work afternoons and during the school year I literally see them for a few minutes in the morning and when I come home on my break for dinner. Now I can spend the time before I go to work with them. <BR> <BR> We don't have any big vacation plans this summer but we will take a long weekend to the amusement park in August. My hubby has a week off around July 4t... Wed, 12 Jun 2013 14:10:02 EST Wonderful day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5383810 Today is my hubby's birthday. We really had a great day with the family. We started out by going to breakfast, then we went to visit my grandmother in the nursing home. After that, we took the kids to play mini-golf, where they also have batting cages and go carts. I got a good workout doing the batting practice. We all had fun driving the go carts. We ended the day with dinner and having the parents over for presents and cake. <BR> <BR> I'm so happy that we had such a great day togeth... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 21:33:28 EST I fit into a medium!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5382541 I went shopping today because I needed something to wear for tonight. I found a shirt but it was a medium and I was hesitant to try it on. I am so glad that I did because it fit perfectly and it was on sale too. So now I have something nice to wear to the concert tonight. <BR> <BR> Have a great day!! Sat, 8 Jun 2013 14:58:56 EST I'm going to have a great weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5381552 I'm so excited for this weekend for a few reasons. First of all, I took the weekend off so I will have a three day weekend, <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow night I will be reliving my youth. My best friend and I are going to the New Kids on the Block concert. We went when we were 14 or 15 (I think). We used to be so in love with them. It should be a great time. <BR> <BR> My hubby's birthday is on Sunday so we will spend the day together with the kids. No exact plans yet, but it wil... Fri, 7 Jun 2013 14:03:32 EST Why am I not sleeping? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5380501 I have not been able to sleep this week since Saturday, I think. Because I work afternoons, I don't usually go to bed til about 1-1:30 am because I need time to wind down when I get home. <BR> <BR> This week, I just have not been tired, except for Tuesday night when I was actually tired at 12:15 and was able to fall right asleep. Of course, I had to get up the next morning at 6:15 am for school. On other mornings, I get up at 7 am to get the kids off to school and then I go back to bed ... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 15:34:28 EST More spring cleaning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5375570 I was able to tackle quite a bit of cleaning yesterday. I got as much of the kids rooms done as they would allow me to touch and I cleaned out the linen closet. Today, I am going to work on our room. I think I'll mop the floors tomorrow because I don't like to do them with everyone home. I also have some homework to finish up today. <BR> <BR> We will barbecue later today and I'm really looking forward to having the grilled asparagus, love it! <BR> <BR> Hope you are all having a great ... Sun, 2 Jun 2013 12:38:20 EST Nice surprise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374456 I jumped on the scale this morning and was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. The scale went down! I have to admit that these past few weeks I've lost some motivation and haven't worked out as much as I should. But I'm trying to get back on track. I have some power cleaning to do today since it's supposed to storm today, which will help me burn some calories. My hubby and I are going to try to have a date night out tonight depending on the weather. <BR> <BR> Thanks for reading. Hope ... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 10:31:38 EST Why are men and women so different? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5367569 So I am actually trying to lose weight and get in shape and I swear that no matter what, the scale is either not moving or going the wrong way. My husband, on the other hand, is not actively trying to lose, instead is eating what he wants, although he skips breakfast, drinks beer and eats junk food and has lost weight. He is currently making himself two sandwiches for lunch!! What gives? I'm almost tempted to go his route. <BR> <BR> Any thoughts? Sat, 25 May 2013 12:31:29 EST Busy, productive day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361411 Today has been a great day. I got a lot of stuff done. I got a quick workout in first thing. I took the kids shopping because my son needed sandals. Thank goodness it was a quick trip and they were on sale!! I got some laundry done (does it ever end?), got some weeds pulled, transplanted a plant, and my hubby even installed a new garbage disposal. We had dinner and now I'm going to do some homework. Next weekend, we tackle putting up the new pool, it should be interesting. <BR> <BR> I... Sun, 19 May 2013 18:58:34 EST Hard work pays off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343286 I am so happy to say that I have passed my final exam that I have been going crazy over!! <BR> <BR> I'm glad that I will have a few weeks of downtime before my next class. During these next few weeks, I will have much more time to focus on my family, which I've been neglecting due to studying whenever I could. My hubby told me last night that he missed me (he knows I freak out at the end of the semester!), it was really nice to hear that. I also will have more time to do some workouts, so... Thu, 2 May 2013 13:13:10 EST