BBONET's SparkPeople Blog BBONET's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community God Give Me Strength Have been dealing with my in laws health issues. In and out of hospital. Sister in laws that are only interested in what benefits them. The situation has been a nightmare. My DH is besides himself trying to do what is best for my in laws. Dealing with that situation has been heartbreaking and stressful. Being far from them is taking its toll on us. Traveling back and forth plus holding down a full time job. <BR> <BR> So this weekend we are back home and I am spending it with mom at the nu... Sat, 7 May 2016 14:41:26 EST Murphy,s Law Lemon, lemons, lemons <BR> <BR> Things come in three. I don't need anymore lemons. I have enough to make lemonade a for all. <BR> <BR> I am dealing with health issues now with my in laws. Both in hospital five hours from us. The only one stepping up is my DH and I. Trying two get them in a nursing place close to us. Hopefully where I have mom but it is not easy to place to people. I just met with an elder lawyer and all the paperwork I needs to gathered. So I am driving myself 5 hours to... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 18:58:34 EST Spring Break Yes! I am officially on spring break this week. The first two days were dedicated to mom at nursing home and to running errands. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> So now starting tomorrow it will be me time with my DH. We are flying to New Orleans until Sunday. <em>244</em> It is a mini vacation we both need. Plus my birthday is on Sunday so we are also celebrating. <em>220</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> I know I just started a challenge but I hope all the walking will help with any eating I... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 19:09:08 EST 5% Challenge - Day 1 Well here we are again! <em>249</em> <BR> The weigh in today was the worse one yet! <em>198</em> <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> However, I am ready to go and give the challenge my all! I have had a rough three months and I am still under doctor care for muscle spasms, but I will make sure I am tracking my calories and at least walking in place. I will not give up and I know I will work hard and do my best!! Let's go Teddy Bears we can do this! <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> <em>386</em> ... Sat, 26 Mar 2016 15:11:08 EST 2016 in Review You must be thinking how can someone review 2016 in just 2 months!! <em>40</em> Well I feel like I have been run over by a steamroller! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> January - <em>411</em> <em>408</em> started out as a great year! I didn't make any resolutions but I did start out by leaving work/school early and hitting the gym everyday! <em>315</em> <em>324</em> . This was awesome and I was doing something for me and I felt great! <em>104</em> <em>224</em> Then came Jan 24... Sat, 27 Feb 2016 11:19:34 EST Happy Birthday my Angel! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today you would be 25 years old! Celebrate in heaven and know that you are loved and remembered by us!! This day always brings tears to our eyes but we know in our hearts that there is a reason for everything! <BR> <BR> Words can't express the emptiness we feel at times but we look at your pictures and remember you dearly!! You will always be our baby girl!! <BR> <BR> I know you are look... Wed, 17 Feb 2016 11:10:09 EST Mom - Back to the Nursing Home Miracles of miracles! Mom is back in the nursing home and she looks great! <em>30</em> <BR> She is not as alert as she was before but to look at her you would never think that this wonderful lady was almost gone two weeks ago today!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> She will be on the breathing treatment for awhile and still with some antibiotics but she is resting so peacefully and all my siblings came to see her. Some are still around but we all know things need to go back to normal. <BR> <... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 14:33:15 EST Mom update I'm so happy to report that mom has been upgraded to stable and improving. <em>243</em> Doctors says if all continues this way she might be sent back to nursing home tomorrow. <em>345</em> We are so happy and stunned by her miraculous recovery. We had said our good byes and all my siblings came in to see her. <em>247</em> I think she just needed to hear them and know we are here. <BR> <BR> Thank you so much for all your comments, prayers and support during these difficult and emot... Sat, 6 Feb 2016 12:27:14 EST Mom Well once again stable but critical. She is swollen now from all the fluids. Still with pneumonia but coughing less. If all continues she might be moved to PCU floor. This is a step down from ICU. This has been an exhausting, emotional and draining week. <BR> <em>527</em> <BR> Thank you all for all your prayers. <em>247</em> <em>304</em> <em>220</em> Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:47:37 EST Update on mom Still in ICU. Holding her own. Also has the flu. Thanks for prayers. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 09:10:39 EST So many doctors, so many decisions Oh My! Our heads are spinning with so many doctors coming and going. They are working real hard to keep mom alive. She is stable but critical and we are still waiting on lab results. We now have to put on gown and glove and mask to go in room. We have had counsel with Hospice and now it's just waiting the 48 hours deadline. <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your prayers, comments and support. <BR> <BR> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:33:36 EST Mom in ICU Mom took turn for worse. We are in ICU prognosis not good. Prayers Tue, 26 Jan 2016 07:10:24 EST Update on Mom Thank you all for your prayers for mom and me! <em>247</em> <em>304</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Her fever finally broke last night after sweating profusely and she fell into a peaceful sleep. So far the X-ray and lab work show no infection but the doctor says it might just be to early to detect anything. She did have a restful night but was not responsive or alert. Once again, thanks to all of you for your prayers and comments. I will keep you all posted <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> ... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 10:15:16 EST Prayers needed. I came to visit mom at nursing home and found that She is not well. Fever, low oxygen and wheezing. Please pray for her. Right now waiting for X-ray and blood work. Her fever is extremely high and she is not responding to me. <em>39</em> Sun, 24 Jan 2016 12:49:28 EST 5% Challenge - I am happy to report that so far I have been able to stay focused on this challenge. I have been at the gym everyday and if I miss one day I am walking or moving to get my exercise in. <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> The first week I lost 3 pound and the second week I gained half pound but I am still moving on and taking one day at a time. Slow and steady wins the race so I am chugging along like the little train that could. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> This blog is just a reminder for myself so t... Wed, 20 Jan 2016 22:44:16 EST Never Quit Pledge Repledging. Thanks for reposting! <BR> <BR> I was looking through some of my old blogs for a link to a walk/job audio aid. I haven't found it, but I did find this pledge which it just seems fitting to resurrect on January 1. <BR> <BR> Saturday, June 30, 2012 <BR> Taken from BBonet's blog <BR> <BR> Please respond that you want your name added to the bottom of the list. <BR> <BR> Never Quit Pledge <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how man... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 11:46:21 EST Xmas 2015 This was an amazing Christmas because both my sons were home. My youngest came home a week ago and we did go to see my in laws and help them out for a few days. Then it was back home to get ready for Christmas Eve and wait for my oldest son and his girlfriend drive down from Georgia. <em>30</em> They got in late that night but in time for him and his brother to make cookies for Santa. <em>495</em> It was so much fun watching a 21 and 23 making cookies and being silly. <em>345</em> ... Sun, 27 Dec 2015 23:25:33 EST Day before Thanksgiving Today I'm off from work so I decided to go to the nursing home and spend time with mom and get her haircut. I woke up feeling miserable Sore throat and coughing. I still went to mom because she had the hair appointment and someone needs to be there to help. I was able to do that and spend a few hours with her. Now my throat is worse and I'm really feeling miserable. <BR> <BR> All of this now that I have to cook and get ready for a 5 hour drive (to Statesboro Georgia) tomorrow to cele... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 14:21:09 EST Results are In First of all I want to thank everyone that posted on my blog, send me goodies or commented on my page. I really appreciated each everyone one of your prayers and support! It is so nice to know that there is a whole support system out there for any situation.I love SPARK! <BR> <em>304</em> mm <em>223</em> <em>252</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Today I went to my endocrinologist for the results of the biopsy of my four nodules. <em>282</em> She had great news and tol... Mon, 19 Oct 2015 19:47:48 EST Challenge and challenges <em>192</em> Well so far this challenge is off to a good start. I'm down 3 lbs and tracking all my intake of food. <em>521</em> So I hope that the rest of the road continues in the same way. <BR> <BR> I have stayed focused even though I am going through some health issues. Yes for the last month I have been going to doctors, specialists, blood work and ultra sound to figure out why I have a lump in my throat. Well so far it has shown no thyroid problem <em>24</em> But the ultrasou... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 21:01:08 EST Special Pray Request <em>520</em> <em>520</em> <em>520</em> <em>520</em> <em>520</em> <em>520</em> <em>520</em> <em>520</em> <em>520</em> <em>520</em> <BR> <BR> I ask for prayers for my friend and co-worker, Mary, who has pancreatic cancer. She just finished chemo and is waiting for surgery once she regains her strength. <BR> <BR> The school will be having a prayer service for her on Friday and the whole school community will be wearing purple and collecting donations to help her and ... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 07:28:13 EST October 1 - Honoring Mom on her birthday! Happy, happy birthday to a very important person, my mom! <BR> <BR> Love you and miss you! I will go to see you today and give you a kiss but I know you will not recognize me! It's OK Mom - I recognize you! I love you and thank you for all you did for me and my siblings. Now it my turn to take care of you! <BR> <BR> I will leave you flowers and balloons, which you can't see (mom is blind too), to let everyone at the nursing home know it is your birthday! <BR> <BR> May God bless you a... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 11:42:31 EST 5% Challenge Day 1 Well I'm off to a good start on this first day of challenge. I'm feeling positive this time around and I hope to do the best I can. Last challenge was not so productive due to many things. But why linger on the past. I'm looking forward and will try do my best not to look back. So day 1 and 55 more to go. <BR> Let's rock this challenge and have fun in the process. <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>249</em> Sat, 26 Sep 2015 19:01:46 EST Back to School Well I know people up North find it hard to believe but we are back in school. I work for the Diocese of Orlando and students started school on August 12. So needless to say this has been a very long and tiring week. I teach 2nd Graders and these first few days you have to go over rules, procedures and questions never stop. 😍😄. So today, Saturday, I already feel that I am losing my voice. Week one down 😀 <BR> <BR> Today I'm spending quality time with Mom because now that I'm back a... Sat, 15 Aug 2015 12:16:07 EST Summer Ends Well this might seem a little early for some but I being a teacher go back to work next week! I have to start setting up the classrooms and have things ready for our back to school night on August 7. <BR> <BR> My summer has been in the hospital, for two weeks, and now at the nursing home with my mom. She suffered some more strokes which left her with no speech or swallow, plus she had blood clots in her legs. Things are settling down a bit with her - she is in therapy and I go everyday to m... Wed, 22 Jul 2015 09:43:21 EST We Plan and God Laughs!! I know this isn't right but I am taking some me time to write some positive feedback on my life. <BR> <BR> If you have read my previous blogs you will understand why. Short summary - Mom in hospital for 2 weeks with stroke, blood clots, etc. Feeding tube and filter put in. Now she is back in nursing facility but trying to prevent pneumonia so she is on antibiotics. I have been with her non stop since June 11th. <BR> <BR> While all this was going on I OOPS - missed father's day- I did take a... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 09:27:17 EST UpDate on Mom! Finally, after two long, anguish weeks in the hospital I am happy to say that Mom is back in the Nursing facility. <BR> <BR> She was sent to the hospital because of blood clots and dehydration - but they also discovered she had various strokes also. This brought on more complications as is expected. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> She lost her swallow reflex and her speech. So she had a feeding tube placed and then the next day she had a filter placed for the blood clots. Seeing her go through al... Thu, 25 Jun 2015 09:12:33 EST June 20th. Special Day I want to take a few moments to honor this date. I have been in the hospital with mom for over 10 days and right now I'm sitting here waiting for yet another procedure for her. 😪😪 <BR> <BR> However, I will now be a mom and honor my youngest son that turns 21 years old today. <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday son and may you be filled with lots of love and may all your dreams and goals become a reality. 🎂🎂🎁🎁🎈 <BR> <BR> I know the last four years of your life have been such a ... Sat, 20 Jun 2015 08:43:06 EST Mom What to say about mom. She is my everything, has always been there for me. I love you mom. <BR> My mom has been in a nursing home for four years due to a stroke. She was lucky because she has been stable for the last three years. Memory loss has been some but she usually perks up when she hears me (oh yes she's also blind) and we have great visits.. <BR> <BR> Yesterday should have been one of those normal days. But no- instead I'm told she needs an IV because she's dehydrated. Ok no big... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 12:52:48 EST 5% Challenge Goal <BR> Well this week has been very hectic with Teacher Appreciation week and we are also in the process of getting my son a car for his move to Georgia. Getting him ready for his big move ha been happy and sad. The actual move is in July but we will be driving up at the end of May to look for apartments. This is all so bitter-sweet! <em>224</em> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> We also have been dealing with my in-laws and their health and living situation. Things are not looking to good and as... Sat, 9 May 2015 14:52:40 EST Teacher Appreciation Week This is National Teacher Appreciation Week May4-8 and this is what we came to school and found this morning! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> ! <BR> All of our doors were so beautifully decorated. the work the parents put into this is just amazing! Each door was done with lots of love and care! <BR> <BR> That is the start - we had Hot breakfast in the teacher's lounge - for us to get at our convenience! <em>490</em> m <em>487</em> <... Mon, 4 May 2015 15:50:16 EST Celebrating My Son! Today, 23 years ago, my oldest son was born! It was a wonderful day and even more so because we had already suffered the loss of our first child, my daughter. He came to make our lives so special and to ease the pain of that loss. <BR> <BR> He has been a wonderful son and I want to honor him today because of how proud his dad and I are of him. <BR> <BR> He graduated college in December and now he has been offered a Graduate Assistant position at Georgia Souther University where he will work... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 07:37:48 EST 5% Challenge Week 1 Well the start of this challenge has been just that a challenge! I had so many things going on this first week that I don't know how I lost half a pound. I had a work conference where I did get plenty of walking in <em>313</em> but I also did a lot of eating and <em>4</em> and it was not healthy. <em>198</em> . We also had wine drinking in the evening so I really am surprised I lost the half pound. <BR> <BR> Then I came home and had to turn around and go to my in-laws to help them... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 13:07:11 EST Spring Break/Conference OK So this week is our spring break and you say <em>244</em> <em>244</em> However, there is a national conference for educators NCEA in Orlando this year and we all have to attend/work for three days! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> So I am off to work on my spring break! I might not be able to get on computer to much but I will try to stay on track as much as I can! <BR> <BR> So I am off on my spring break to the beach <em>246</em> or should I say to the convention center for three da... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 13:26:31 EST Spring 5% Challenge The challenge is off and here we go! My goal for this challenge is to give it my all! I seem to have fallen off the wagon <em>46</em> <em>193</em> <em>38</em> but I need to dust myself and get right back on! <BR> <BR> So as I said previously no excuses just let's get going!! <em>386</em> <em>521</em> <em>315</em> <em>312</em> Sun, 5 Apr 2015 11:29:00 EST My Birthday Gift Today is Good Friday and I am home from work plus it is my birthday! <em>244</em> So what have done today? I had my annual well women exam including bone density and mammography <em>198</em> I know this doesn't sound exciting but it is my way of trying to keep myself healthy. <BR> <BR> After that I was taken to lunch by some friends so I decided to splurge right before the next challenge begins tomorrow. I was not so bad but I did eat sushi, clams, oysters and shrimps! Yummy!!! <BR> <B... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 17:35:38 EST No excuse - Just reflecting! March 2015 <BR> <BR> So a few weeks before my next birthday and my weight has gotten out of control. I know I am trying but I guess not hard enough so it is time to get serious and get down to business again. I know I can do this I just need to get my mind back on track and dedicate more time to me. <BR> <BR> I wanted to be at my goal weight for my birthday on April 3 but since that won't happen I guess the best birthday present I can give myself is permission to start over. <BR> <BR> A ne... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 20:55:42 EST Happy! Happiness is within us all! We choose to be sad or be happy! It is so easy to fall into the sad phase - but I love the challenge of being happy for at least 10 minutes a day! <em>30</em> <em>224</em> <BR> Saturday was an extra special, happy day for me! My second graders made their First Reconciliation and the smiles on their faces made me so proud! <em>345</em> <BR> Then to hear the priest say how well prepared they were put a smile on my face! <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> Then I we... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:35:56 EST February 17th - Tribute to my Daughter! My dear daughter - Angelina! <BR> <BR> What a beautiful name for a beautiful Angel! My girl I remember you always but especially on your birthday and the day you left us! <BR> <BR> It is always so hard to hear people say - oh you only have two boys - two wonderful young men I must add - but little do they know that I had my daughter before I had my sons! <BR> <BR> I missed doing all the mommy daughter things but I know you are in a wonderful place. You made my life and your dad's happy for... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:17:00 EST Week 1 of 5% Challenge Well week one is in the past and so are the 3 lbs. that I lost!!! <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>192</em> I really gave it my all this week. I took my workout clothes to work and forced myself to leave early enough so that I made it to the gym everyday! <em>315</em> <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> I have decided that I need to take care of me first so that I can be effective in my work, my personal life and just plain healthier. <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> So on to week 2 and I did get up... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 20:49:14 EST 5% Challenge Day 1 Well today is the start of the 5% Winter challenge and I am really pumped up about this. I did put weight back on that I lost in the past and I have no one to blame but myself. I could come up with the same excuse - Christmas, New Year's, Three King's, my son's graduation celebration, my husband's birthday... but no that was not it... it was plain and simple ME!!! <BR> <BR> So I know what I need to do and I will be doing just that and the challenge always helps keep me on track so I am reall... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 17:20:27 EST Goodbye 2014 - Hello 2015 <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>236</em> <em>411</em> m <em>107</em> <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> Another year is ending and new one will begin in a few hours. I have to thank God for all the good things that happened this year and accept all the challenges that were presented to me! <BR> <BR> I have to thank my family for always being there and ask for forgiveness if I did anything to offend them during this year (which I am sure I did). <BR> <BR> My oldest graduated from colleg... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 15:33:13 EST A Very Special Week for a special Son! Well these last few weeks have had plenty of twists and turns. <em>40</em> I have been so busy at work and then at home it has really been fast track! I feel like I am on a fast paced treadmill <em>334</em> <em>315</em> and I can't stop it!!! <BR> <BR> But the best is yet to come!!! <em>224</em> This Friday, Dec. 12th. my oldest son graduates from the University of South Florida (USF)!!!!! <em>149</em> <em>250</em> <em>244</em> I am so proud of him and all that he has acc... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 22:43:56 EST I Didn't see that coming! Well I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw that the scale had 2lbs. less!! <em>40</em> <em>192</em> <em>38</em> Yeah! I thought for sure now it is really broke! <em>246</em> The reason is because these last two weeks I have only been walking 10 minutes the most due to a hip injury! So who would have thought after being stuck at the same weight for weeks that now it went down!!! I did continue to track and follow everything else but who knew! <BR> <BR> Goes to show you that our bod... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:29:52 EST Doctor's Order No Exercise:( Well today I finally went back to the doctor for a pain in my hip that I have had for over six months. <em>33</em> <em>39</em> Back then he told me to take some aleve two times a day for two weeks and to go back if the pain continued. Well needless to say the pain has been getting worse progressively and I continued to ignore it. I have even been working out hoping it would just go away. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a horrible day for me. I am on my feet all day because I teach 2nd. grader... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 23:06:00 EST Week 2 5% challenge Well I am really disappointed in my weigh in results. I went down but just half pound after all the hard work and tracking. Again I feel that my body is sabotaging me because it likes me and does not want to leave me! <em>15</em> <em>9</em> m <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> I worked out consistently and tracked and ate within my range - so what gives - I do feel that something is wrong because it seems that no matter what I do it is the same and my husband keeps losing and is not even tracki... Mon, 6 Oct 2014 14:09:18 EST Week 1 of Challenge! Week one of the challenge is over! I am so invested in this challenge that I was at the gym every single day! <em>315</em> <em>319</em> I did at least 60 minutes or more a day and I was tracking and measuring my food. I drank my water <em>91</em> <em>91</em> <em>91</em> So someone tell me what went wrong!!! <em>334</em> m <em>334</em> <em>198</em> <em>46</em> <em>46</em> <em>46</em> <em>38</em> <em>38</em> <em>192</em> <em>192</em> I am completely baf... Sat, 27 Sep 2014 17:35:29 EST Fall Challenge on the way! Well once again the 5% challenge has started. I am so happy and excited to get back on track. It is so easy to let life get in the way and not watch what you eat, not work out and just go about without tracking our food intake. <em>4</em> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Well now that the challenge has started it is a motivator and it gives me a reason to get up and go. Being accountable to others and helping the team inspires me to do something for myself. <em>521</em> <em>324</em> <em... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 16:12:46 EST 5% Summer Challenge as come to an end! Well I stayed on through the whole challenge even though the weight results went the opposite direction! <em>334</em> <em>49</em> <em>192</em> <BR> <BR> However, I did have a lot of non scale victories and it was the first summer in a longggggg time that I have taken any vacation time alone with just my DH! <em>224</em> So I had a fun summer after three years of non stop stress and family issues! I came back renewed and ready to continue with the issues and my new teaching assig... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 17:31:56 EST First Day of School! WOW! I am totally exhausted but so satisfied after my first day as a 2nd grade teacher! <em>198</em> m <em>224</em> I had gotten used to my 4th grader and I forgot how many questions you get from a 2nd grader - so that was fun - but they are all so precious and willing to please that it makes up for the extra questions. <em>521</em> <em>150</em> <em>149</em> I even had a student bring me an apple we just made it so special! <BR> <BR> Today was collecting supplies, getting their... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:14:36 EST