BLONDIE218145's SparkPeople Blog BLONDIE218145's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Home now! That's what one of my Florida Grandbabies would say every time we came home. I enjoyed my family visit so much. Words cannot describe all the fun we had. Going back in August and visiting Adventure Land in Disney World. I am so excited. I love that Mouse. Didn't gain a pound and didn't really watch what I ate. So nice to just chill sometimes. I hope everyone's summer is getting off to a good start. God Bless. <em>67</em> Wed, 12 Jun 2013 16:08:27 EST Florida Vaca I'm having a blast in Florida with my Daughter and Son in Law and two Grandbabies. Coming home on Sunday and getting back on track. Making this trip again in August so I will need to get in shape to walk around the Magic Kingdom! Must see my Mickey Mouse. <em>244</em> Fri, 7 Jun 2013 08:21:08 EST Been busy sewing My first love is sewing so I was asked to make some costumes for our county's play and gladly accepted. Only problem...sitting instead of moving!! Oh well, I sew fast(but meticulously..... Have a great week all!! <em>103</em> Mon, 20 May 2013 21:40:52 EST A new day Going for a haircut today....just a trim as I love my long hair. When I reach my goal, I will get a totally different look! Something to look forward to. <em>224</em> Wed, 15 May 2013 12:45:22 EST Had a fantastic MD I mean Mother's Day. Talked to Florida Fam and saw two sons in Ohio! What more can you ask for? Hubs cooked steaks on the grill, saw former Mother In Law and received flowers from hubs(not his Mother tho)!!!!! All is well and g'night! <em>304</em> Family! Sun, 12 May 2013 23:55:05 EST Taking a garden break.... It's to rain here in NE Ohio today. I've put alot of time in my garden in the past few weeks. Usually my Hubs does all the planting. He has so much else to do around the house I took over this year. I think he's jealous! I edged, planted marigolds, removed at least 1 million rocks(just kidding), potted chives and planted many yummy veggies. Like I've said many times this month....I'm POOPED. <em>376</em> <em>378</em> GO AWAY <em>172</em> Fri, 10 May 2013 09:05:28 EST I got alot done today I was in the garden most of the day. 9 hours to be exact. I only need to buy cucumbers and a cherry tomato plant to fill the garden to capacity. Don't you just love veggies? I have two rabbits that are eyeing my broccoli . They ate it all last year. But...I have planted 72 marigolds and bought verment spray...lookout rabbits!! <em>376</em> Thu, 9 May 2013 22:53:57 EST Journey to Tennessee, but........ Hubs and I are leaving in June to ride to Tennessee. How do I keep up with SPARKIN'? Do I just forget about it or take my IPad or ???? Help! <em>24</em> Tue, 7 May 2013 21:12:29 EST Thank goodness for sunblock My tan is going pretty good by all this gardening and the sunblock is flowing. Gotta watch for unwanted sunburn. Have a good night all! <em>213</em> Mon, 6 May 2013 23:38:20 EST Still in the garden It will be an excellent garden. Bought veggie plants and marigolds. Now to get them in the ground. Planning just like weight loss. Plan the work, work the plan! <em>376</em> <em>378</em> Sun, 5 May 2013 22:23:27 EST Fishing and in the garden I caught my first fish this morning. An 11" bass and hubs caught an 19" catfish. Good thing I didn't have to clean them!! Then, I came home an spent 4+ hours in my garden. Man o man I am tired! <em>376</em> Sat, 4 May 2013 20:18:33 EST How? How do I send goodies? I can't get to my friends? Help!! Thu, 2 May 2013 23:09:16 EST Got that kiss this morning!! I knew it was going to be a better day. #1 got that kiss, #2 scored 25 +2 on points for today AND #3.....booked a flight to Florida to see my Daughter, Son in Law and two Grand Daughters in August! How's that for answered prayers? Now, to send Spark Goodies to all of you who were so concerned and gave advice! Please, if I miss anyone....let me know. It's important I thank each and everyone! Praise God for today! <em>304</em> <em>244</em> <em>458</em> <em>220</em> <em>214</em> Thu, 2 May 2013 12:01:21 EST It happened again I want to thank all of you again for your comments about "no kiss". Unfortunately it happened again. I must say tho, he couldn't find his glasses this morning and was in a big hurry to get out of the house. But no kiss when he got home. I give up. It's not his priority. I'm going to concentrate on me. I should say, there is more to this story but I'm not one to air my dirty laundry. Thanks again for listening! <em>24</em> Wed, 1 May 2013 22:46:40 EST No kiss!!! Since my Hubs doesn't read my precious SP blog, I can ask if anyone else gets upset if you don't get a morning kiss goodbye? Not to be dramatic but I always hoped he would be my biggest supporter. I'm so happy to have all of you!! <em>304</em> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 08:01:50 EST Thank you all for your concerns Everyone was so kind yesterday when I had lost a wonderful friend. What People are better than Spark People? Today was better. I am thankful Lord. <em>304</em> <em>224</em> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:21:09 EST Skipped yesterday I did not post yesterday. It was too emotional for me. We lost a dear dear friend and I needed to be around his family. He has gone to our Lord at the young age of 54 but lived a very fulfilled life. God bless you Juan. <em>459</em> <em>458</em> Sun, 28 Apr 2013 19:22:19 EST Getting ready for summer I'm trying very hard not to get upset about summer this year. Lower your stress helps you lose weight. So far so good. Down 9#'s so far. <em>192</em> Thu, 25 Apr 2013 23:24:33 EST Rain today, rest day! I'll miss the sun today but I could use a rest after yesterday. Went out to the yard at 9:30 am and except for making meals(small and every 2-3hours), I was doing something. I mowed, turned over soil, weeded and moved rock piles. Yes, up and down and boy what a workout. So now I'm pretending it's Sunday! Rest day. <em>198</em> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 08:49:25 EST Outside all day I spent the day working in the yard. Got the grass mowed, plants reworked and new landscaping. Lots and lots of up and down. 6 hours. Man I'm tired. Still alot to do. Rain tomorrow , boo and hoo! <em>376</em> Tue, 23 Apr 2013 22:15:15 EST New contacts today I haven't worn them for about 4 years. My eyes are better but my vision is not...go figure that one out?? I guess now I can read Spark People better, right? <em>464</em> Mon, 22 Apr 2013 20:11:32 EST Christmas shopping, in April Yes, I went looking for fabric to make quilts for the Grandbabies(4) to give at Christmas. I sew but have never quilted. I like to try new things. Losing weight is new to me as well. I was always thin. Then POW weight gain. I love this site and it offers plenty of info. Ok, off to bed to get an early start on those quilts. Hmmmm....a new goal!! <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>446</em> Yep...4 emotions for 4 Gr babies! Sun, 21 Apr 2013 22:37:55 EST Boot Scootin' ......yes, again I had a big lunch with my Marine so time to scoot it what you like to do, right? Sees ya tomorrow .... <em>354</em> Sat, 20 Apr 2013 20:35:37 EST Stayed in today....brrrrrrr Yep, we dropped out temp today,added rain and wind and had no sun at all. <em>39</em> Well, it's Ohio!! That's what everyone says here. Well, I for one don't buy it. I like the seasons and enjoy when I can finally get my vitamin D. I ditched the ped because it didn't like me!! Haha. Got good advice from my friends and will send it to the trash and buy the one she said would not reset. Thank-you again. <em>67</em> I'll be waiting for you. God Bless All. <em>458</em> Fri, 19 Apr 2013 18:27:21 EST Took that ride.... Awe yes, long ride, de-stressing. Just what I needed. I want to shed alot of pounds before leaving on vaca, I need to do better. Long way to go but the ride helped tremendously. Thu, 18 Apr 2013 22:12:57 EST Garage clean-up Yeppers, went out to the garage and started throwing alot out! Two being the half lit Christmas lawn lights, the large reindeer, the large angel and a few candy canes just didn't have a chance. Just like the old jeans in the closet, it's gotta go. Slimming down is fun, even in the garage! <em>334</em> Wed, 17 Apr 2013 21:37:07 EST What's with this pedometer ? I bought a new pedometer and for the life of me it doesn't stop resetting?? Is this defective, I ask? Am I putting it in the wrong place(on my waistband) ? How does one get to 10,000 steps when I want to toss it in the trash? Any suggestions my friends? Thank-You in advance because I know you will respond.... <em>303</em> <em>311</em> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 13:13:37 EST Pray for the runners Don't they have enough to endure? I pray for them today. Will you be joining me? <em>303</em> Mon, 15 Apr 2013 19:20:28 EST Feelin good today I went to a new church today...ran a little late and it was too far to get there on time. This church, two blocks away. I was greeted by the Pastor. Nice, huh? It reminded me to give my problems to Him because, as the Pastor said, "it's his plan". Yeppers, I'm feelin good today. Thank-you Jesus. <em>458</em> Sun, 14 Apr 2013 17:29:24 EST Boot scooted Yes, danced my booty off last night. Refreshed all my forgotten routines and sweated like mad! Great night, huh? Do I log that exercise today or yesterday since I didn't get home until 2:30? <em>353</em> Sat, 13 Apr 2013 20:04:18 EST It's the weekend We have better weather here to get a few things done now...gardening, bringing out patio furniture. Oh please don't get too cold. I need the vitamin D. <em>67</em> <em>376</em> <em>224</em> Fri, 12 Apr 2013 16:07:57 EST Yucky day The good thing is, it can only get better. Right? Of course it can! Stuffed burgers on the grill if the rain holds out and a beautiful salad for me! Greasy French Fries for my SKINNY HUBS!! Haha! <em>486</em> <em>368</em> <em>370</em> <em>371</em> yummy...... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 14:18:40 EST It's rainin'... Well, the onions <em>369</em> went in the garden last night and today they got alot of water...did I mention I don't like all? Yes, I do cook with them for flavor but nothing else. Hubs would put them on everything! Plant one...done. Boom! Wed, 10 Apr 2013 20:15:34 EST It's a new and God Blessed Day!!! First of all, THANK-YOU My got me through the night and this glorious day. Secondly THANK-YOU to all of you for your concerns. I am a better person and I forgave that person and myself for not being thankful for the real picture of my anger. ME !! I have all of you, my family and friends. Shame on me for being ungrateful! I have so much......Now, all of my SP friends have and enjoy this day with me! THANK-YOU again. <em>458</em> <em>459</em> Tue, 9 Apr 2013 12:01:06 EST Angry right now..what to do? Yes, I am angry with someone and my emotions are crazy. I guess most of us would hit the gym. I'm ready to hit the wall!! All I do know is I won't eat like crazy! It's what I used to do. I'm under control but still very angry. Gotta go pray now. Thanks for listening! <em>234</em> <em>312</em> Mon, 8 Apr 2013 18:24:09 EST Little yard work...long Harley ride! I got more done on our landscaping(still not close to finishing), but took the time to ride today as well. I think everyone calls this balance. Do you? <em>376</em> so sorry, no emotion for a Harley.... ;( Sun, 7 Apr 2013 20:45:06 EST Long day in the yard! I spent 5 hours cleaning up and out my flower beds today. I have 9 beds and only one is finished. It does take some time but when my back says stop, I stop! My knees were bent while picking up debris. Now, I am resting that back! <em>376</em> Good thing it's outdoor exercise and I even got my vitamin D for the whole week! Thank-You for the sunshine God!!! Sat, 6 Apr 2013 23:32:28 EST Did the core exercise! I only did a 15 minute core exercise today so far but I am feeling good and bad. I love SP Workouts. Plus they calculate calories for you. Everyone should do these!! <em>320</em> Thu, 4 Apr 2013 14:59:46 EST Is it spring yet? We keep hoping it's coming. Oh to get outside and walk, jog and play. How many of you are becoming impatient ? I sure am! <em>376</em> gotta get that garden in for our yummy veggies! C'mon already! Wed, 3 Apr 2013 18:56:43 EST Ham and scalloped potatoes To use up the ham, yes did the scalloped potato recipe. Hubs requested the "normal" recipe and not all the fat free stuff in it. Looks like I won't be having that for my dinner tonight!! I did set aside some potatoes for me to enjoy with my broccoli and rice pilaf! And...I'm not sharing! Hahah <em>367</em> Tue, 2 Apr 2013 10:26:15 EST I'm sure I'm not alone! Did anyone else have a little more than they should have for Easter? Yeppers, that was me! Chocoholic that I am, prolly had 4 ozs of the yummy stuff! I can only justify this by saying I didn't steal any from my Grandbabies. <em>493</em> Mon, 1 Apr 2013 09:06:55 EST Watching that sugar intake I am watching every grain of sugar these days and coming to the realization that the sugar I (used to) eat at night is my downfall. I cut out sugar(except what was natural) and dropped those few pounds that came back on in the last few weeks! Amazing you say? I did the 6 week body makeover program last year and dropped 9 pounds in 6 days when I first started. Then proceeded to drop 23 more pounds in the following 9 weeks. Cut out sugar, fat and salt! It worked then I went back to eating the s... Fri, 29 Mar 2013 19:50:12 EST I ate quite well today Keeping on track is quite hard when life gets in the way. We lost a family member Monday. But our Lord took away her pain. I Thank-You Lord for your blessings on your Child as you took her with you where she finds peace. <em>296</em> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 22:53:22 EST My cold is better Now it's onto much needed work to get ready for our third annual Easter Egg Hunt. Yes, Gramma hides about 400 eggs for 3 Grandbabies . :( Two are now in Florida. Hopping our weather is not so hippity hoppity, some of our searchers can look for their goodies outside. Gramma puts change in some of the eggs( they like that the best). In any case, here's hopping I don't over do it at dinner either. Fruit salad will help but it's the red skinned dill potato salad that will be a challenge. <em>4... Wed, 27 Mar 2013 16:19:03 EST Another sickly day Day 2 of this nasty cold. No exercise or appetite. And I was on a roll. What is it, feed a cold starve a fever? Oh well! Tomorrow will be better Tue, 26 Mar 2013 19:52:50 EST Feeling UKY today Yeppers , woke up with a sore throat today. We really need some warmer weather here(Ohio) very soon. No one wants to workout or go out in this crappy weather let alone now you're sick too! Guess I'll need to take it ez today. Plus stay out of my gym. Don't need to spread this around. Take care all! <em>401</em> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 10:13:01 EST Had a great time I went to the mini reunion and danced my butt off. That made up for the Amaretto Sour I drank. Good friends and 70's music. It doesn't get any better. <em>351</em> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 18:38:37 EST Very quick entry I was baking tonight and found I have alot of very fattening recipes now that I am reading labels! That is all! <em>475</em> Fri, 22 Mar 2013 23:49:56 EST I was watching Dr. Oz I watched Dr. Oz the other day to learn about grains. He was just as shocked as I was about bran and wheat germ NOT being whole grains and they are considered traps. So, we need to watch our labels. He says it should be listed first on your ingredient list but as whole grain. FYI: oatmeal is not a whole grain. (I personally am not a fan!) <em>230</em> Thu, 21 Mar 2013 18:39:37 EST Reunion desserts I guess I asked for it. I posted some yummy desserts on Pinterest and now I've been asked to bring them to the mini reunion Saturday night! I love to bake but the temptation will be great. I will bring them but will put the blinders on big time while baking. The recipes you ask? Chocolate mint brownies, Caramel-Pecan chocolate dessert and Upside down Turtle Muffins! If I eat any, I will post them by name! <em>493</em> <em>192</em> Wed, 20 Mar 2013 11:15:24 EST