BUNNYCATS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=BUNNYCATS BUNNYCATS'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/ Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6076426 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/24f6d43f-b01b-420b-91f2-91f475d5f259.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d20dc69e-a55a-4f59-8af0-1adf3edd83b6.jpg"> <BR> "You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment. Fools stand on their island of opportunities and look toward another land. There is no other land; there is no other life but this." Henry David Thoreau Fri, 22 Jan 2016 16:25:25 EST Mish Mash and Bone Density Article http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681448 <link>healthimpactnews.com/2014/arbitrary-<BR>definition-of-osteoporosis-aging-trans<BR>formed-into-a-disease/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1153367726.jpg"> <BR> Rockin' Robin, Tweet, Tweet <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1604186777.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l35186274.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've decided not to worry too much about my bone density. I'm going to keep up my strength s... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 09:03:16 EST Go With the Flow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671902 “Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them – that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” - Lao-Tzu <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l547517130.jpg"> <BR> Therapy Dogs at the Hospital <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l129329630.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l512665676.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://p... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 10:09:20 EST Working on Procrastination http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667400 I am working on procrastination. Sometimes I put off health exams and vehicle repair appointments. I am getting better. I already had my annual physical, my mammogram, my pap and pelvic exam and eye exam. I also took my big scooter in for a tune up and a new front tire. I feel good about it. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l276365015.jpg"> I saw an Easter bunny riding his b <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l812845630.jpg">icycle <BR> <BR> <img src="http... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 13:00:58 EST Mammogram http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658321 Yay! My mammogram is normal. I didn't have to go back to get more images or ultrasounds. My breasts are still sore from being shushed. <BR> <BR> Today I go to the healing and spirituality conference, The Gift of Self Compassion. It is for caregivers, who tend to put others first and can become depleted and fatigued. The conference teaches caregivers to be a compassionate presence for one's self and others. <BR> <BR> My ginger that I planted is growing. <img src="http://photos-ak.spark... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 05:42:20 EST Growing My Own Ginger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644421 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1559527067.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I planted some ginger that I bought at the store. I love new life. I also love compost. Some great things can come out of a bunch of scraps and doo doos. Life is miraculous! <BR> <BR> I want to plant some celery and romaine too from my kitchen scraps. <BR> <BR> Reduce, Reuse, Recycle! <em>435</em> <em>67</em> <em>27</em> <em>434</em> <BR> <BR> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 12:04:29 EST Surfing My Moods http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642727 I woke up at 4:30 am for work and I felt awful. My mood is all doom and gloom. I slowly drink my coffee and keep my eyes open and tell myself it's just a fleeting mood. I get dressed and get on my scooter. The wind and cold feels awful on my face. I didn't wear my baklava this morning. My eczema on my face makes it extra sensitive. It is difficult to keep from rubbing and scratching my face. The mood finally lifted and I am feeling good now. The day looks beautiful now. The inter-... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 09:04:02 EST Mardi Gras Ben Says Meow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639758 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1165324973.jpg"> Tue, 4 Mar 2014 18:18:43 EST Going to A Healing and Spirituality Conference http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638389 I am going to a healing and spirituality conference. I will earn continuing education credits because it is through the health system and hospice. The conference is about the Art of Self Compassion. The keynote speaker is Joyce Rupp, OSM a self-described spiritual midwife. She has degrees in English, religious education and transpersonal psychology. She will be speaking on how to balance the demands of care giving and still be consistently kind to oneself. <BR> <BR> I am really exc... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 09:27:21 EST Feeling Good About Yourself, Even if You are Rebuffed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637807 I really don't like evaluation time. It makes me feel a little insecure. It's nice to be noticed and appreciated. But, it's ok to feel good about yourself even when you are rebuffed. I am proud of my work and dedication. I am not letting anyone take that away from me. <BR> <BR> I am also proud of keeping my weight down and staying strong at 53 years of age. This little light of mine, I'm going to let it shine! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1124499... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 15:48:32 EST I Release the Need for Approval ( No need to comment or notice.) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637603 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l247186392.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I release the need for approval. This includes any type of attention. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1598399769.jpg"> Sun, 2 Mar 2014 11:36:19 EST New Scooter Jacket and Backyard Mangos (Photos) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636994 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l963162039.jpg"> <BR> My New Scooter Jacket <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l964424375.jpg"> <BR> My Backyard Mangos <BR> I like spelling mangos without an extra e. It's not like tomatoes and potatoes. <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 1 Mar 2014 15:15:38 EST Yay! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635910 My Vitamin B-12 level is normal. I was glad to hear that. I'm continuing to drink lots of water and eat more salt. My blood pressure is just naturally low. My ears were feeling a little funny, making crackling sounds like I had been scuba diving. I dropped a little apple cider vinegar in them. I have been having a little sinus pressure between my eyes. I like eating a little hot sauce or horseradish and it helps drain it. Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:35:53 EST Dr Visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635330 I went to the doctor for my annual physical. The doctor was happy with my weight and my exercise habits. <BR> <BR> My blood pressure was 90/52, pulse 60. My cholesterol was 178 (77 HDL, 89 LDL) 59 TRIG. <BR> <BR> My CBC, CMP, and thyroid tests were all normal. <BR> <BR> We discussed my dizziness. I told her that I am trying to drink more water and eat more salt. Especially, during my active 12- hour work days. My job is stressful, but rewarding as well. Lately, I have been averagin... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 13:50:33 EST Increasing My Blood Pressure Naturally http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613791 I put on my thigh high compression stockings because it is supposed to help with low blood pressure. I already had these from my leg vein surgery. I'm also going to stop eating ginger for a while. I got a good deal on ginger and I was getting carried away with finishing it before it rotted. It lowers your blood pressure. Plus, I am eating a lot of unprocessed foods without salt, so I am going to add some. Of course, I am drinking large amounts of water. I'm also taking extra B-12 and B... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 09:29:38 EST Lost a Whole Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612878 Well, I lost a whole blog. Just wanted to say that I have been tired and dizzy, lately. My blood pressure has been very low. I am increasing my water and fluids, eating small meals throughout the day. I decreased my exercise because I was overdoing it. I'm starting to feel better. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2049763460.jpg"> <BR> Tommy and Harry in the Backyard Sun, 2 Feb 2014 09:50:24 EST Enjoying My New Spark Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588437 I am using my new Spark activity tracker that I just bought for my birthday. I really am having fun using it. I've used for the last three days. On my 12-hour work shift as a patient care tech, I walked 7 1/4 miles. I was able to use in on my Schwinn Dual Air-Dyne exercise bicycle which was nice. I have been riding that a lot lately. My skin can't take the cold and wind that we have been having all the way down here in Florida. The wind and cold kicked up my eczema on my legs, itchy. ... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 18:52:58 EST Fitness Center Sold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575764 My women's fitness center branch was sold to another company. They are going to honor my contract, and I will still be charged $10.70 per month. The new company will be remodeling and adding more square feet to the fitness center. It will still be a women's fitness center just more upscale. It needs some remodeling. Hopefully, they will remodel a section at a time to avoid a complete closure. Time will tell. I may not be able to afford going after my contract is up. They have stated t... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 15:03:28 EST Spark Activity Tracker? Should I Get One? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572131 I am thinking about getting the Spark Activity Tracker. Any ideas, opinions, suggestions? Thu, 26 Dec 2013 10:05:49 EST Toyland, Toyland, "Baby" Girl and Boy Land http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571645 I'm here working my 12-hour shift on the mother and baby unit. It's a great day! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1386750243.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l548994762.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Wed, 25 Dec 2013 13:33:43 EST Sugar Plum Fairies and Ghosts of Christmas Past http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570403 I have been having a few flashback memories of events from my past. They are painful memories. I keep reminding myself that it is over and gone. I look around and realize that I am safe. I am content. I will be here now. <BR> <BR> I have a cold now with a little sinus pressure. Food is not as tasty. The sugar plum fairies can not tempt my sweet tooth now. But, I let the fairies fly into my heart and make it light and sweet. <BR> <BR> <em>188</em> <em>247</em> <em>446</em> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 10:17:13 EST Taking Time for Relaxation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566598 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1742252050.jpg"> <BR> Elevating My Toes <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2017683845.jpg"> <BR> Laying Down in the Backyard <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l807468734.jpg"> <BR> My Papaya Tree <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1432245025.jpg"> <BR> My Meyer Lemons <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l627746118.jpg"> <BR> Be... Tue, 17 Dec 2013 14:28:45 EST Cranky Toes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564084 My cranky little toe on my right foot started to act up again. I've been soaking it in a warm epsom bath, massaging it and stretching it. Also, I started putting on some cold pressed hexane free castor oil on all my toes. Plus, I have been elevating my feet and stretching my toes by using the "Yoga Toes" device. I'm really feel like I am getting some spring back into my little toes. My little toes are much stiffer than the rest of my toes. The swelling in my little toe has gone. I don'... Sat, 14 Dec 2013 09:05:48 EST Elf Sightings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559673 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1251403945.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l700114499.jpg"> <BR> Sun, 8 Dec 2013 10:34:16 EST Good Tidings of Comfort and Joy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558282 "Love makes our friends a little dearer, Joy makes our hearts a little lighter, Faith makes our paths a little clearer, Hope makes our love a little lighter, Peace us all a little nearer." <BR> <BR> <BR> I found it on this quote site: It says unknown quote. http://www.searchquotes.com/quotati <BR> on/Love_makes_our_friends_a_lit <BR> tle_dearer,_Joy_makes_our_heart <BR> s_a_little_lighter,_Faith_makes <BR> _our_paths/576847/ <BR> <BR> Fri, 6 Dec 2013 10:18:00 EST My Buddy Ben http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556927 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1643030551.jpg"> Wed, 4 Dec 2013 16:05:39 EST Sparkly Teeth Cleaning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556170 I went to the dentist office today for my teeth cleaning. I hate having my teeth cleaned. It can be painful! Plus, it can get expensive if you need work done. My dental hygienist did a very thorough cleaning. It was my regular six month dental prophylaxis. During my last visit the hygienist said I might need root scaling, if I didn't do a better job flossing. Well, I have been working on that. I put it on my tracker. This visit went well and there was no talk of root scaling this ti... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 18:39:44 EST Thanksgiving Day is Over, Thank Goodness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552802 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l483087181.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I made it through Thansgiving. I cooked. I didn't make or buy any homemade rolls/bread or desserts. This made it easier for me. My husband didn't mind. It was just the two of us. Fri, 29 Nov 2013 13:10:15 EST Overconsumption http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549761 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l983492150.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1997361926.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1462042271.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am not going to participate in the overconsumption of food, drinks, or products. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 09:15:27 EST Mom's 90th Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543971 I had a good time at my Mom's 90th birthday party. Dad is not doing well at all. He has dementia, and he hardly speaks any more. I was able to control my emotions and not break down into sobs. Mom is doing really well. She has CHF, but is doing great. It was great to see my family. I was able to relax and enjoy myself. I did not overeat. Thanks Spark Friends for all your support. I need it. Sometimes I am just turn into a bowl of mush. Mon, 18 Nov 2013 06:07:19 EST Thankful for My Spark Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543365 I'm thankful for my Spark Friends. Your support and encouragement have really helped me. You have inspired me and pulled me through rough days. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1087677745.jpg"> Sun, 17 Nov 2013 10:30:08 EST Fighting False Hunger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5541907 I've been experiencing some false hunger, lately. I know it's false hunger because I'm getting my calories and nutrients. In the past I have had a bad habit of clenching my teeth when I feel the false hunger. Of course, this habit has just increased my anxiety and discomfort. For the last couple of weeks I imagine pinching the hunger down with my fingers. I tell myself that it is getting smaller and smaller. This has been working for me so far. The phantom hunger eventually shrinks afte... Fri, 15 Nov 2013 11:54:48 EST For Those of Us that are Discouraged by Setbacks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538121 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2126294912.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l310716501.jpg"> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 10:17:39 EST Tangerine Harvest and Beloved Bunny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531784 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1991108102.jpg"> <BR> My little tangerine tree produced quite a few sweet, juicy tangerines this year. The tree is only about 3 1/2 feet tall. Harry Houdini is my sweet, cuddly rabbit. I was lucky to find him at the SPCA. His rabbit droppings are great for the compost pile. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1525699356.jpg"> <BR> This is Ben. He was waiting at the Humane Society for a whole year for a for... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 10:24:28 EST Post-Menopausal Gal Working on Bone and Muscle Building http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529219 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l637707590.jpg"> <BR> Harry Houdini and I, 10/26/13 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l446738383.jpg"> <BR> 11/1/13 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2108286465.jpg"> <BR> 11/1/13 <BR> Fri, 1 Nov 2013 11:54:53 EST Non Scale Victory http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5523113 Cholesterol 161 <BR> <BR> Blood Pressure 98/68 <BR> <BR> I'm still eating lots of my wild edible backyard greens. <BR> <BR> <BR> Energy Level: High! <BR> <BR> <BR> Mood: High! <BR> <BR> <BR> Meditation is really helping me relax and rejuvenate. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l119563870.jpg"> <BR> 10/26/13 I'm Not Giving In to Junk Food and Extra Portions Fri, 25 Oct 2013 11:05:29 EST I'm Saying No to Tight Undergarments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520471 My toes are completely healed up now. I gave blood yesterday. My hemoglobin was 13.0. I was a little worried that it wasn't going to be high enough. My blood pressure was high enough, as well, 94/62. I always feel extra grateful for my health after I give blood. <BR> <BR> I have been slacking on the flossing. I have to work on this again. I have a dentist cleaning coming up in December. <BR> <BR> At work I am doing much better at saying no to the candy, the Greek pastries, the bagels... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 14:47:50 EST Toe Started to Get Sore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514232 I've been working two 12- hour shifts in a row. I make a point of not doing three in a row. I'm mainly on my feet pushing blood pressure machines, taking vital signs, pushing around a computer on wheels, stocking rooms with supplies, giving baby baths, discharging patients, pushing wheelchairs and carts. I got a sore on my toe. After about a week and a half I noticed that I have a crack in my sneaker sole. I got some new sneakers and put new innersoles in them. My toe is starting to feel... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 12:12:09 EST Be Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513002 "Remember, we are all affecting the world every moment, whether we mean to or not. Our actions and states of mind matter, because we're so deeply inner connected with one another. Working on our own consciousness is the most important thing that we are doing at any moment, and being love is the supreme creative act." &#9829; -Ram Dass <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1827909518.jpg"> <BR> SPCA Tampa Bay <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 09:10:11 EST Alive and Well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499354 I've been dealing with some frustration lately. Work has been very difficult lately. I am a strong, conscientious, patient care tech. The more you can handle, the more they expect. Of course I can only work so hard and spread myself out so thin. But, I had a dream which has helped me cope. It was a dream about being with comedians. So now, in a sense I bring those comedians with me to work. I am not going to overstress, grit my teeth and get angry. It zaps my energy! I am going to... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 14:35:20 EST Must Share http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498497 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l582778569.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I found this on Underground Health on Facebook. Sat, 28 Sep 2013 11:52:11 EST Things Look So Much Brighter with a Good Nights Sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479440 This is my bunny Harry Houdini. He enjoys being held and cuddled any time of the day or night. Harry loves apple slices and carrots. He is such a lovable little bunny rabbit. I am so grateful that I adopted him from the SPCA. He brings me so much joy! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l763061824.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hey, I got this( new for me) used camera on Amazon. This is my first photo I took with my new camera. It's a step up from my old camera. <BR> <BR>... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 11:40:49 EST Overcoming Rotten Attitudes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478553 I am working on two attitudes that are causing me some problems with my weight management. Right now I am a healthy BMI. I would like to be thinner though. I'm talking about 14 pounds. It's not a lot of weight. I have to stop beating myself up about it. It's stupid. <BR> <BR> Well, the first attitude I am slipping into is self-pity. I should be grateful for my health and my life. Sometimes I feel sorry for myself because I don't have the most glamorous life and job. I don't have lot... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 11:17:16 EST Don't be so Hard on Your Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469986 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1836482190.jpg"> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:13:50 EST New Week, New Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5458849 It's a new week. This week I am going to be concentrating on daily meditation, stretching and relaxing. Especially relaxing my jaw muscles. I've been stressing and clenching my teeth. I am not going to chew any gum this week either. I'm taking a break from food tracking this week. My legs have been feeling better. I've been spending more time stretching my legs. The foam roller is really helping my quadriceps and hamstrings which have been very tight and sore. <img src="http://photos... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 12:16:35 EST Downsizing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430468 I bought a much new smaller more energy-efficient refrigerator for my small kitchen. Earlier this year I bought a new 1/2 size energy star dishwasher to replace my full size one. I'm trying to save money and decrease my carbon footprint. I'm trying to decrease the amount of stuff I own and buy, as well. <BR> <BR> I've been married 30 years today. I've got at least 15 more years to go before I even think about retirement. <BR> <BR> I went to see Mom and Dad this week. Mom is doing reall... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 10:41:51 EST Just Having Fun Down Here in Florida http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5418755 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l253198040.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1345103909.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l579436233.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1262681769.jpg"> Fri, 12 Jul 2013 10:10:51 EST Firecrackers and Baby Boom! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410703 Working today in the post-partum unit as a patient care tech. There are lots of new mom's here that don't speak English. They are from all over the world. We have our special language line phones here. Our census was down, but now we are very busy. The babies are exploding like fire crackers. Mom's from Russia, Afghanistan, Egypt, Vietnam, former Yugoslavia, Ukraine. I'm glad I'm working here. I just had an excellent evaluation and raise! It's a good team environment. <BR> <BR> We... Thu, 4 Jul 2013 14:13:05 EST Tender, Loving Care http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5369426 I vow to give myself tender, loving care. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l186443355.jpg"> Mon, 27 May 2013 15:04:28 EST Love Your Body and Your Imperfections http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5353021 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1189669036.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l411401937.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1795778064.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1778318992.jpg"> <BR> <BR> “If you look for perfection, you'll never be content.” <BR> ~ Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina <BR> <BR> Sat, 11 May 2013 11:16:14 EST