AMYGIRL1972's SparkPeople Blog AMYGIRL1972's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community New Month, Nicer weather, New routines. Had a pretty good weekend, back to work for me at 3:00 this afternoon. <BR> <BR> My boy officially moved back home this week. He needs time to get on his feet and figure out where he is headed in his young adult life. He kept his current job where he is only getting about 14 hours a week to work, he has begun the process of looking for a second job to at least bring him up to a 40 hour week. This means that on Mondays and Tuesdays which are my days off from work he needs a ride to work ... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 14:08:54 EST Happy Sunday Yall, I guess its still winter around here. Woke up to SNOW again this morning, Will spring ever get here? <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sweetie got us a new computer, this is my first time trying it out. Its been a pretty lazy Sunday around here today, dinner is in the crock pot. Gonna watch a movie with my sweetie in a couple minutes. Not a bad start to my weekend. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow starts a new routine for us as a family, hopefully it will help me get my workouts on a more normal schedual. <BR> <BR> Gotta go for now, its... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 18:33:05 EST Today 1st day back to work this week and today we had mandatory OT. Today was Award Ceremony day for te kids, we had a big lunch for them. It turned out pretty well. <BR> <BR> Kinda tired tonight and I have a headache, bedtime soon. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:18:49 EST Lazy Sunday, 1st day off this week. We had a nice visit with the inlaws this morning. Then ran some errands and sweetie took me to lunch. When we got home we cleaned out my son's room a bit in preparation for him to move back home this week. Dinner was Chicken Parmesan with Fettuccine, now movie time with the family. The Expendables 2... <BR> <BR> A great day of rest. Tomorrow is workout day. Sun, 23 Mar 2014 21:38:19 EST Sooo Happy its Friday <em>24</em> <BR> Whew, what a day. Nother 12.5 hour work day, tomorrow is my last work day of the week. Bring on that weekend. Looking forward to Sunday at home with the family, maybe I'll make breakfast not sure yet. Will probably have to get a few groceries. Going to take some time to plan out my menu for the week. Its going to be a busy week around here, my boy is moving back home for a little while. Looking forward to getting a couple good workouts this week on my days off. Ok, f... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 20:57:06 EST March 20th... Today was one of my 12.5 hour work days. It was a pretty good day as far as they go. I work in a school, I feed the kids 3 meals a day. Most of the time I love my job. However these longer days kick my butt. <BR> After work I came home and hung out with the family. I watched a movie with my sweetie, World War Z. Now I am really sleepy. <BR> <BR> Well I guess that means I should go to bed. Tomorrow is another 12.5 hour work day. Later Gaters. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 22:15:44 EST What a great day it has been. <em>224</em> Today's blog, it's been a productive morning so far. I had a great strength training workout this morning, kind of a whole body workout, used my 2 pound hand weights for my upper body work, added a couple extra exercises to my routine for a total workout time of 90 minutes. Tracked all my food. Made a quick run up to the store, came back home had some lunch, now just relaxing for a few minutes before heading into work. Today is my Monday which isn't too bad for me because it... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:07:39 EST Working on today's blog, Saint Patricks Day 2014... What a beautifully sunshiny day, not too cold considering the weather we've been getting. Hopefully spring is on its way. Sweetie stayed home from work today, he wasn't feeling good. He's been coming down with this cold, sour throat thing with terrible headaches. It probably did him some good getting some extra sleep this morning and taking it easy the rest of the day. Hope he starts to feel better soon. <em>527</em> <BR> <BR> Had a terrific workout session today. Did 4 sets of 15 o... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 18:13:57 EST Iiiittt's SATURDAY, Woohoo! The last dqy of my work week, thank goodness. Still sort of a long work day but Saturdays always feel so much lighter if that makes sense. We servi 2 meals on Saturdays as opposed to 3 on week days. There are usually less kids because some of them go on home visits. The bosses are rarely there on weekends, unless there is something special going on. The atmosphere is usually lighter in general. <BR> <BR> Well, I don't usually get much of a workout on Saturdays. I still track my steps. ... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 06:38:53 EST Today's blog, March 14th Better >524</em> Hey everyone, hope today finds you all doing well. Looks like the snow around here is starting to melt, thank goodness. <BR> Sweetie told me that he heard we might get more on Monday. Guess we will have to wait and see. Fridays are another 12 hour work day for me, not much exercise time on those long work days. I do wear my step tracker to work everyday so I can meet my goal. That works out very well for me I am on my feet and going all day at work. <BR> <BR> 1 mor... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 21:39:27 EST Today, March 13 <em>213</em> Hello all, hope you had a wonderful day. Also hope you didn't get hit to badly with snow where you are. CAN'T WAIT FOR SPRING. I just want to get out walking in the sunshine. I know that I am not the only one who feels that way. Lol, oh well it will be here soon enough. <BR> <BR> Worked today, Thursdays are one of my 12 hour days. Seamed like it was an extra long one today. Was definitely glad when it was time to come home. Not much time for working out on my long days,... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 20:44:26 EST Ever feel like you have lost your blogging voice? <em>213</em> <em>271</em> <BR> Who's having coffee with me? Good morning all, its 6:30 in the morning. Sweetie just left for work, daughter is getting ready for school. They are calling for yet ANOTHER snow storm, lol. That's awesome, not. <BR> <BR> <em>17</em> Been wanting to get back into blogging for a while now, but do you ever feel like you have nothing to say? There was a period of time when I blogged quite regularly but for some reason I stopped, I don't even remember... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 07:15:34 EST Spent some time with my favorite girl <em>173</em> My baby girl turned the big 19 on Sunday both happy and sad thing for me. Unfortunately my crazy work schedule had me putting in an 11 hour shift on her birthday. Today was my first day off this week, so we went to lunch and then did a little shopping. Afterwards we checked out a brand new store that came into our area that we haven't ever heard of before. Rue 21 where she fell in love with the store, she will definitely be spending time and money there in the future. ... Thu, 14 Nov 2013 17:43:44 EST Back to the basics I have been trying to get back into this working out thing for a couple of months now. I was really good about working out last winter but when summer came life got a little crazier for some reason I just fell out of the exercising thing. All summer long I kept telling myself that I need to get back into my fitness routine but then putting it off till later. Well now its November and the holidays are coming I am finally getting back into it. YAY ME, well sort of. Because it's been so long s... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 15:42:12 EST Last day off this week. November 2 Nice day at home with the family. Quiet relaxing and easy going. Took down and put away the halloween decorations. Dinner and Movie Night Epic and thr Croogs. Back to work in the morning for me. Sat, 2 Nov 2013 21:17:06 EST November 1 Not a bad day today felt alot better today than the last few days. Went to a meeting at my daughters school today, that went good. I cant believe my baby girl is going to graduate from high school this year, seams crazy. Fri, 1 Nov 2013 20:39:57 EST Happy Halloween 2013 One of my favorite days of the year is Halloween of course now my kids are older and its not as much fun no trick or treaters for us. We got all the decorations out and dressed the house all up. I even got candy(shouldn't have done that) maybe next year I will fill the candy dish with apples and oranges. <em>421</em> <BR> <BR> Think I am starting to get over this cold I have, my throat isn't as sore today, still have a headache though. Had a rough day with my depression, didn't acco... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:43:23 EST October 30 2013 Todays blog. My weekend is here. Yay! I made it through another work week, been sick all week sore throat, stuffy nose, headache IT'S NOT EVEN WINTER YET! <em>527</em> Ugh... <BR> <BR> Wanted to do some baking when I got home from work today because tomorrow is Halloween. Maybe in the morning I will feel better. <BR> <em>419</em> <em>420</em> <em>424</em> <em>423</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:50:34 EST Todays blog, October 29 2013. <em>198</em> Well, this work week is just about over. Such a long week. Home with the family now watching tv, relaxing. Going to get a good night sleep then back to work at 6:30 tomorrow morning. Work 4 hours then its my weekend. <em>244</em> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 21:04:39 EST Today's blog, October 28 2013 My work week is half over, yay. Sooo tired 12.5 hours today just got home and had dinner with the family. Watching cartoons with the sweetie. Going to bed soon so i can work another 12.5 hours tomorrow. <BR> <BR> No working out again today but I did meet my step goal again today. Falling asleep while trying to blog. Blah... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 21:21:42 EST Todays blog October 27 2013. Hope you all had a great Sunday. Back to work for more today, 8 am til 7:30 pm. Not a bad day just really busy, had a lot to get done. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> Home now, watching tv with my sweetie. With my long work days I don't get much time for working out however I did meet my step goals of over 10000 steps. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Now to get a good night sleep then back to work tomorrow at 6:30 am til 7:30 pm. <BR> <BR> Feeling pretty sleepy, Good night all. <em>239</em> <BR> Sun, 27 Oct 2013 21:42:34 EST October 26 2013, Last day off this week. Booooo, I don't wanna go back to work tomorrow. <em>24</em> <BR> Took my girl to get a pumpkin today, didn't get much else done. Made Beef Stew in the crock pot, got my laundry done. Had so much more that I wanted to do. Kinda bumming tonight, feel like I wasted my time off this week. I did manage to workout on Thursday but I wasn't feeling very good for much of the weekend. Guess I will have to do better next weekend. Sat, 26 Oct 2013 21:05:14 EST Today's blog, October 25 2013 <em>275</em> <BR> Halloween is getting closer, it's my favorite time of year. Unfortunately my kids are too old for trick or treating and we dont get any at our door but that didn't stop me from dragging out all the decorations. <BR> <em>423</em> <BR> Well today was grocery day, I spent more than I should have but I get paid every 2 weeks so I try to shop for the whole weeks in one trip. Its kind of a pain, but I think it is working. <em>341</em> <BR> Didn't get any workout t... Fri, 25 Oct 2013 17:37:03 EST Today's blog October 24th 2013 <em>213</em> Hi everyone, hope you've had a wonderful day. Its been a pretty good day off for me. Managed to get some fitness in today, a good amount of cardio but also some strength training. Sooo proud of me, can't remember the last time I did a strength training workout. Felt good for a change. My stomach is a little off today so I took it easy since it's mu first time working out in so long. <em>34</em> <BR> <BR> The family is all home from work and school, going to go work ... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 16:49:49 EST October 23rd 2013 One more work week is done, took this afternoon to relax. <em>30</em> <BR> Then played around with creating a Stove Top Lasagna idea for dinner, turned out a little bit too cheesy but good. <BR> Tomorrow is the first day of my weekend, not sure what this weekend has in store for me just yet. Halloween is a week away, id like to get some pumpkins this weekend but time will tell. <BR> <BR> First things first though, tomorrow morning after the family leave for the day. Through in som... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:55:47 EST Todays blog What to say, what to say? I haven't blogged since January so I'm a bit rusty at the moment. Been trying to get back into sparking for the last couple months. I have been using my new Spark Activity Tracker for two weeks or so. It's pretty cool, I have found that the best place for me to wear it is my ankle. It fits safely and conveniently under my pant leg while I am at work and on the go. <BR> <BR> Still continuing to track my food and water intake. Limiting my coffee per day, and still fo... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 20:27:44 EST Today, sorta down...blah. Feeling a bit down today, didn't really accomplish anything much. No working out at all. Did track my water, didn't really eat much so I didn't go over on my calorie count. Think this cold winter weather is bringing me down, not much sunshine today and a whopping 11 degrees out my window. Cooooolllddd out there. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 18:08:33 EST Today Today was a pretty good day. Good workout, I actually doubled the amount of reps from last weeks strength trainimg routine. Added some 2 pound weights to my cardio routine. Tried a few new yoga moves. Stayed within my calorie range. Got some laundry done. Didn't really do much other cleaning though. Another bitter cold winter day here in NY State. Hanging out with my sweetie watching some t.v., trying to get back into this blogging thing, don't really have much to say tonight. Hopefully a... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 21:55:31 EST Weekend 3 of 2013, 2 days left. A day and a half down, 2 more to go. <BR> <BR> I got home from work at 11:00 yesterday morning and so far have done a lot of stuff. Between housework and working out. I feel good, I actually did some strength training for the first time in forever. Accomplishment...feels good. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Wonder what else I can get done before going back to work on Sunday. Gotta get some groceries tomorrow, do some laundry, then not sure what else. <BR> <BR> <em>135</em> <em>91</em... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 18:45:07 EST Hope you all had a good couple days... So this weekend turned out pretty ok. Got in quite a bit of yoga, happy with that, went shopping at Old Navy- love shopping when its not my own money and its all for me. Sweetie got me a giftcard for christmas just what I wanted. Watched my eating, kept pretty well within my calorie range. <BR> <BR> Think I might have overdone the yoga a bit, my back was bothering me quite a but yesterday stayed home from work today just to give it a bit more resting time. Felt ok most of today, wanted t... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 19:52:24 EST Weekend 2 of 2013 is off to a good start... Happy 2nd weekend of 2013 to me. I got out of work at 10:30 this morning as I do most Wednesdays, came home and put dinner in the crock pot. Changed into some comply workout clothes, then did 90 minutes of yoga. Then had a small snack of Greek yogurt, took my shower got changed out of my workout clothes. Then swept the bathroom and kitchen floors, and refilled the wood pellets for the stove. <BR> <BR> At the moment I'm relaxing while the crock pot is making dinner. My girl is d... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 16:20:19 EST successful... All in all it wasn't a bad weekend. Managed to get my laundry cought up, got that refrigerator cleaned out, got off to a good start at restocking the groceries...actually took an inventory of my freezers, wrote everything down that I have so I can see what I need. Found out Tharp I don't need to buy chicken breast for a little while, lol. I am in hopes that this will help my sweetie figure out what he can make for dinner on my work nights. Got started with my old a.m. yoga routine, also m... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 07:01:04 EST Weekend 1 of 2013...Goals. Good morning everyone, it's 6:30 a.m. on the first day of my weekend. Had some coffee with my sweetie, he just left for work. My girl is getting ready, waiting for her to head out to school. <BR> <BR> THEN, the plan for today... healthy breakfast, grab a glass of water, start some laundry, do some morning yoga. Clean out that REFRIGERATOR I hate that job... also clean up the kitchen. Figure out a plan for dinner, either Salmon or pork chops. <BR> <BR> Do some cardio or strength trai... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 06:56:05 EST Second blog in a while...sad news. Found out one of my co-workers passed away last night as they were all packing up for the night. He had a massive heart attack and died right there in the parking lot at work. How sad...also feel terrible for my other co-workers that were there with him as it happened. There are two shifts where I work A shift, which I work on and B shift which was previously on before switching jobs. Such a sad thing to happen. He was quite a gruff old motorcycle dude. Didn't really take the best care of hi... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 18:42:38 EST 1st blog in a while...half way between Christmas and New Years. Well the year is almost over, and what a year it has been. LOTS of stuff going on and a few changes for me. I started out 2012 lots of fitness goals, 5 months into a new job, one kid on the verge of graduating from high school, the other trying to get through tenth grade. Whew...then back in the fall I put in for a different job at work, got it started the complete opposite work schedule that I was used to working. I think it was somewhere around then that I began to lose track of MY fitness ... Fri, 28 Dec 2012 22:03:58 EST Feel like CRAP today... Well the other day i ended up falling down the stair at my house, and apparently i messed up my back pretty good in the process. I have been having quite a bit of pain this week. <BR> <BR> As it that wasn't enough...I work at a school, and some of the kids have been sick i think there is strep throat going around. Think i may have cought it... I used to get strep ALOT a few years ago, at one point the dr told me that if i got it again i would have to have my toncils out.... thats all i need... Sat, 19 May 2012 08:46:53 EST Good morning all... May 11th. Hope everyone is having a nice week so far, I am half way through my work week. The good thing about my work days and being on my feet and going all day is that i totally blow my step tracker out of the water. My goal is 10,000 per day - on a 8 hour day i get anywhere from 10 - 12,000. On a 12 hour day i am getting anywhere from 15 - 17,000 steps. This makes me feel Great... <BR> <BR> Unfortunately my pedometer is broken so i now need a new one. What a bummer there. Spent $40. bucks on a w... Fri, 11 May 2012 06:06:17 EST Today...May 8th Today i feel awsome! <BR> <BR> I got a great workout in, Strength Training and alot of cardio...Tracked everything i ate. Tried a new recipe for dinner. <BR> <BR> Its back to work for me tomorrow... Gonna go watch some t.v. with my sweetie. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Tue, 8 May 2012 21:15:07 EST Made it through my work week... Well my work week is done, however i am going in for 8 hours of overtime today...$$$. Didn't get hardly any working out in on my work days, i did force myself to walk to and from the time clock both before work and after. That sounds, but where i work my timeclock is in a whole other building from where i work so my walk to the timeclock consists of crossing a road, climbing up a small hill, walking across a lawn and climbing back down the hill to go into the building and punch i... Sun, 6 May 2012 08:01:58 EST Gooooooooooood Morning Yesterday was a pretty good day, Soooo Hot in that kitchen though and summer isn't even here yet. I did manage to get some walking in yesterday...Instead of driving over to the timeclock ( it is in a different building from where i actually i walked both to punch in and out. Tried to be more careful with what i ate at work yesterday...however it was so hot i didn't want to eat really... <BR> <BR> Ok, better get a move on gotta get ready for another 12 hour work day. Later Gaters.... Fri, 4 May 2012 06:08:41 EST Not a bad day all together... Well this morning i decided to weigh in for the first time in forever, have been avoiding it because i knew i had gained a few pounds. I was right i did gain a few...not to many just a few. <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> So i cranked up the sterio, danced around a little. Then i did a few crunches...before getting ready for work, and putting dinner in the crockpot. Today was my 8 hour work next two days are both 12 hour days. Then another 9 hour day on Saturday. Normally that would be the ... Wed, 2 May 2012 21:48:23 EST HAPPY MAY 1ST.... Off to a fine rainy start and 49 degrees out my window this morning. Hope it gets a little nicer today, not really thinkin its gonna happen though. Gotta love this New York State weather. <BR> <BR> Gonna have a girl day with my sister and two of my friends from work today. This will be a first of many more i hope...My kids are 17 and 19 this year and i think its time for me to start re-developing my social life again...Been wanting to have a day like this for quite some time now, just hasn'... Tue, 1 May 2012 07:32:12 EST Last work day this week...then 3 days off! Hope this morning finds you all doing well. Looks like a beautiful sunshiney day out my window only 37 degrees out there though. Its all good gotta be to work at 11:00 today. Its my friday and only an 8 hour day, so the countdown to my weekend starts here...gonna fix a bowl of oatmeal in a minute, then get ready for work. GOOD NEWS THOUGH...have been meeting my step tracker goals every work day this week so far...have my tracker set to 10,000 per day, totally blew that out of the water on bot... Sat, 28 Apr 2012 09:54:01 EST Snow storms, sick kids and broken pedometers...what an awsome 3-day weekend it Good morning Everyone. <BR> <BR> Hope you are all having a wonderful morning so far. Its back to work for me today 11:00 - 7:30, nice to see the sunshine...42 degrees outside at my house today - (well so far anyway) . Sweetie got my pedometer fixed for me last week...BIG thankyou to him. Love having it back...feel like it will help me to get back on track with my fittness. Coffee is gone, starting on my water intake for the day. Peaches and Cream Oatmeal for breakfast...maybe this will help ... Wed, 25 Apr 2012 08:47:45 EST How do you feed a family of 4 in a healthy way and keep everyone happy? So I need some ideas...with my job it causes me to be gone 4 nights a week. My family waits and eats with me when i get home from work. This means that at LEAST 4 nights a week, if not more we eat dinner very late in the evening i don't get out of work til 7:30 the nights i work, which puts it around 8:00 or so that we are sitting down to eat most nights ( highly unhealtlhy i know ) I have 2 hungry teens, and a sweetie who is not very handy in the kitchen when it comes to cooking different th... Tue, 24 Apr 2012 12:44:50 EST Happy Day off...was gonna go walking...UGH! It's April 23rd, there is snow on the ground and a 2 hour delay for school today. It was in the 80's last week...New York State weather. <BR> <BR> Still waiting to hear back from the Dr's office about my sonagram last monday, gonna call them soon. Been noticing some pain the last few days, had the pain before told the dr about it it wasn't an everyday thing when i told her about it. Durring the last 4 days been having it every day. <BR> <BR> Guess thats it for now, gonna grab some breakfas... Mon, 23 Apr 2012 07:40:19 EST Today... So I didn't get my blogging done yesterday, did get a pretty good walk in yesterday morning though. Did some laundry, got some grocerys, Made a nice Taco dinner for my family. We LOVE taco night in this house. <BR> <BR> Had hoped to get another walk in this morning, but as life happens I have to go get my perscription re-filled, also just found out i have to drop off my daughter's art project folder at her school. <BR> <BR> Today is the beginning of my work its back to work for ... Wed, 18 Apr 2012 08:19:58 EST Lately i have been so happy... I started this job of mine back in August so we are comeing up on 9 months here next week. When i first started i had Mixed feelings about it, relieved to be back to work after being without a job for over a year, not too thrilled that it was a dishwashing job, happy that it was at a local school, worried about interacting with the kids, thinking back to when i and some of my class mates were in grade school and we all thought the lunch ladys were CREEPY, wondering if thats how the kids at th... Mon, 16 Apr 2012 07:58:22 EST Had a great day off... What a great sunday i had with my family. Made a cake for my mom, her birthday was on friday so i invited her, my brother, my sister and her new come on over today for some cake. Made what i am calling a Raspberry Lemonade Cake...also some raspberry iced tea. What a nice time we all had together, along with my 2 kids and my sweetie. <BR> <BR> Then a bit later on after they went home, my sweetie and i decided to go out for some Chinese food. Now we are having a nice quiet evening, ... Sun, 15 Apr 2012 20:33:24 EST Good beautiful sunshiney morning...49 degrees this morning Well unfortunately i didn't get much blogging time the last two days...Those 12 hour work days still kick my butt, i actually sat down here at the computer lastnight i had every intention of blogging. After sitting here for about 30 mins or so falling asleep and trying to think of something to say...i gave <BR> <BR> Today is the last day of my work week, and is an 8 hour day. Which is probably a good thing, Gotta bake my mom a cake for her birthday which was on friday the 13...and... Sat, 14 Apr 2012 09:21:32 EST