CHARLENE1956's SparkPeople Blog CHARLENE1956's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Finally vacation pictures Well I've done it. Finally got SOME of my vaction pictures downloaded for anybody who would like to take a look. Not enough room to put all of them on but I picked out the best or the ones I thought were good enough for people to look at. Oh and I did add the pictures of hubby climbing out the door window after one of our storms here(someone did ask to see that). Wed, 18 May 2011 13:08:59 EST Here we go again Well Mother Nature certainly has a pick on the Maritimes it seems this winter. I swear we are getting a storm every 2 days. All these storms are playing havoc with my fitness. Haven't been to Zumba for over 1 1/2 weeks,classes keep getting cancelled. Can't get out to walk,treadmill isn't working and some nights I just don't have the energy to work out for 30 minutes. When I can, I sneak in some movements while standing at the sink or in the bedroom infront of the mirror or sometimes infr... Sat, 19 Feb 2011 18:35:17 EST A break from the storms It's Wednesday February 9. Just got through another storm,in fact it was two storms back to back according to the Weather Network. Well the morning really didn't start out so great. With all the ground drifting, all schools here on PEI were on a system wide shutdown. But by 8:30 it was beautiful outside. The sun was shining,with cold temperatures and windy. Just perfect for a walk. So for a walk I did go. Enjoyed every minute of it. Felt real good but now as I write this I'm feeling ... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 15:25:33 EST Can't get a waether break Here we are once again, another stormy weekend in the Maritimes. The sun was out for a while yesterday but that's the calm before the storm. Now today is a whole different story. Woke to freezing rain and then rain hitting the bedroom window. At some point during the night about 5 cm of snow fell. About an hour after getting up the freezing rain changed to snow and has not stopped. The wind is picking up as the day goes on and things are drifting in. I look out the upstairs window and... Sun, 6 Feb 2011 11:51:00 EST Another storm Another storm has arrived here in the Maritimes. Getting nasty outside. Hubby left for work and called shortly after from the truck telling me to stay home as it was getting bad out. He's not back yet,waiting for him to get home. <BR> Weather Network is also looking at another storm for Saturday and Sunday. God,please give us a break. <BR> Not sure what came over me yesterday but I gave into some craving and I know I will not have a lost in pounds this week for sure( unless it shows up ... Thu, 27 Jan 2011 06:59:30 EST Very cold and windy on PEI Like the fool I am, I was out at 5a.m. shoveling snow and all to get my car dug out to get to work. But now I'm not going cause I did something to my shoulder. While shoveling, the wind caught the shovel and it swung around me and that's when I felt this sharp pain in my right shoulder. Hope it's not too bad. For today I'm going to baby it here at home. Hubby works on bridge construction and he got called out in the middle of the night because tarps covering one end of the new bridge in ... Sat, 22 Jan 2011 05:42:08 EST Another snowy weekend in the Maritimes The Nor'Easter and Weather Bomb has arrived. Snowing very heavy and I can hear the winds picking up outside the windows. Not a nice evening. Don't think I'll get into work tomorrow, it's only for 4 hours. Hubby has decided to stay home and not venture out to play cards with his buddies tonight. <BR> Went and booked our trip for March. It's official we are going to Punta Cana <em>334</em> . After what I went through with the manager to get the time off,I'm looking forward to the trip a... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 16:48:03 EST Sunday In Charlottetown Well now, I spent the morning with my daughter at the flea market and both of us ended up with books to read, her's Marilyn Munroe,me, Princess Di. Then we decided to try a Sushi Bar. Guess what, not open on Sunday afternoon. We decide to go to the mall to look around. She found a few items. Then we found a sale in a clothing store. Now I know why I don't shop for clothes very often. I don't like the way I look in the fitting room mirrors. Very frustrating. I did find two nice tops... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 16:25:00 EST Saurtday Jan.15 So it's Saturday already. Only down 1lb this week but somehow I expected that. I will not let that get me down , 1 lb is 1 lb less towards my goal. <BR> Today was a short work day for me, so when I left work I drove into Summerside and decided to check out our options for our planned vacation in March. Everything looks good for our expected date of departure and the resort we would like to go to. Now we just need to get the deposit and final payment by Feb.5 <BR> Now today turned out to ... Sat, 15 Jan 2011 15:32:19 EST Weekend Ok,so it's Friday evening. My husband has gone out to play poker with his buddies, my son is upstairs watching T.V. or playing video games, and me, here I am. I just had my supper and will wait a bit before I go do my fitness routine,and then I just might have time to sit before I go to bed. Tomorrow I go in to work for 8 work til noon and then I'm off. What to do with the rest of my day. Thinking I should take a drive into Summerside take a look around,maybe visit the daughter at her wo... Fri, 14 Jan 2011 17:52:23 EST No snow day for me Well the storm did blow through overnight but by this morning things were calming down and moving slowly. The schools in the Western District had a full system shut down. So my son had the day off and I decided to go to work. I was late half an hour so needless to say it was a busy day for me in the' Fresh To Go' section and bakery section I also manage. Shelves were empty, so I was kept hopping which meant one thing"NO LUNCH BREAK', not good. Hey I work with fresh fruit and veggies, so ... Thu, 13 Jan 2011 16:13:08 EST Stormy weather Ok, so it's Wednesday evening and the weather forecast is calling for a major snowstorm to roll throught overnight and into tomorrow. Now anytime these events happen and we have a snow day, we think munchies and movies. Well everybody else can have that. I have a supply of fresh fruit and veggies in the fridge to fill up on. <BR> On the evening of my first weight in and losing 4lbs, my son tried to tempt me with a dish of ice cream after supper. I surprised him when I said sure but only a... Wed, 12 Jan 2011 17:24:02 EST The scales say,but Well after being on the program a week and weighting myself, the scales say I've lost 4lbs. but my jeans still feel a little snug. I guess the first week's lost would mostly be water weight. Hope I see results of some sort in the next couple of weeks as to the fit of my clothes. <BR> I'm following the program as set out and doing the fitness part. Does everyone have this problem at first or is it just me. Tue, 11 Jan 2011 13:01:08 EST