CINDYSDAY's SparkPeople Blog CINDYSDAY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Happy Valentine's day <img src=""> <BR> If we cannot love ourselves how can we love others? Though I do love my Grandson Wed, 14 Feb 2018 13:04:41 EST My grandson is why I am trying again <img src=""> <BR> I am at heaviest ever. Its time to stop it now. I think my grandson is worth it! Sat, 5 Aug 2017 19:25:04 EST Meet my Grandson <img src=""> Fri, 4 Aug 2017 21:42:09 EST Daughters Wedding December 17th <img src=""> me, daughter and hubby <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 26 Dec 2016 20:08:31 EST Friday My neck is still hurting. I just pushed through yesterday and mowed leaves and ran errands since it was my day off. We are suppose to have thunderstorm today. We really need the rain but I hope that we don't get damaged from it. So far we haven't had much rain in a few months. We are in a burn ban since it is so dry. <BR> <BR> Fri, 18 Nov 2016 13:01:23 EST Pinched nerve I have been having pain on the right side of my neck. I have had an ultrasound and nothing showed up. So the doctor thinks I have pinched a nerve in my neck. I am on meds to see if I can get it to relax. so not much exercising since it hurts to move my neck. Wed, 16 Nov 2016 09:13:45 EST Grandbaby <img src=""> This is the first picture of my daughters baby. Due date is June 8th. I am getting excited. I pray that all goes well with my daughter, her diabetes and the baby! Tue, 8 Nov 2016 14:16:38 EST Oh Lord. Well we got some crazy news last night. My daughter that is getting married in December is pregnant. No it wasn't planned and that is the scary part. She is type 1 diabetic and it is hard for her to control. Her pancreas hasn't fully quit working. Her fiancé is not who I would pick if I could. He is a year older than her and still hasn't got his drivers license and only will work from home. That would be great but it is usually part time. <BR> <BR> But it is what it is. so we have to make t... Wed, 2 Nov 2016 21:37:04 EST Wednesday check in I am getting more steps in everyday! I ran errands on my lunch so even more walking through stores. I have started teaching a women's Bible class. it is a lot of work but interesting! Wed, 19 Oct 2016 16:46:40 EST Friday I only got 4000 steps in today. I was stuck at my work desk most of the day. I will try to do better tomorrow. I am going to a card making class in the morning. I am ready for some fun with friends. Fri, 7 Oct 2016 22:04:46 EST I am tired. I am off of my paying job on Thursdays. I say paying job because Thursday's is my to dos day. I mowed our 2 acres. Cleaned kictchen. Took everything out of closet and went through all the clothes. I am sure that I will sleep well tonight. Thu, 6 Oct 2016 21:10:05 EST Monday I spent my weekend working on wedding invitations and cleaning house. <BR> <BR> Thank you for your kind comments on my crafts. I enjoy making crafts and especially of making them for others. I made six lap quilts for my church this past week. My church goes to four nursing homes, a different one each Tuesday. If one of the patients have a birthday they get a lap blanket. <BR> <BR> I am making my goal of 6500 steps a day almost every day so far! I am so proud! Mon, 26 Sep 2016 21:27:36 EST Some of my craft camp crafts <img src=""> <BR> Ribbon angel <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Pot holder <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Painted cup <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Gargoyle for my son <BR> I also painted a gourd to lo... Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:22:37 EST Thursdays are my day off... I have got my oil changed. Did some paperwork and phone calls. I leave tomorrow for a weekend craft camp. This is my 9th year. it starts on Friday afternoon to Sunday Afternoon. I will post pictures next week what I made. <BR> <BR> I know some of you questions me being on a schedule. There are times that I cannot always follow it but I like the guidance it gives me. Thu, 15 Sep 2016 16:08:33 EST Wacky Wednesday I am slowly figuring out my new routine. I am getting back into Wednesday night church services. I am making a list of household chores to be done daily, weekly, monthly, and seasonally. I am still not finished with DD's wedding invites. I hope to have them made and in the mail by the end of the month! Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:01:03 EST two years ago today life changed <img src=""> This lovely lady was my Mother. This was her surprise party for her 70th birthday. Little did we know 15 months later Alzheimer's would shut down her organs and she would die. She earned her wings September 9, 2014 at 1:05am. Even in her state she didn't want to die on my sister's birthday on the 8th. <BR> <BR> I know in time this gets easier but 2 years ago today Mom stopping hurting. If you have n... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 15:32:48 EST Woot Friday Last night I had a great discussion with DH. On August 16th we will be celebrating our 30th anniversary. We were talking about what we would like to accomplish in the next 5 years. It was good that we set goals that we can do together. I am looking forward to this! Fri, 12 Aug 2016 14:02:24 EST its interesting to think how I got here where I am let me explain. I am the oldest of three girls. Long story but my Mother moved her parents in a trailer onto our property (I was 13). She would stay with they at night and Dad stayed with us girls. As the oldest I woke up my sisters and fixed our cereal. Mom would come over and finish getting us out the door for the bus. I am 49 and we hung out our laundry, grew a large garden to can and freeze. We raised cattle for beef. <BR> <BR> There is 8 years between me and my youngest sister. I help ... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 17:26:25 EST Finding my way I am trying to figure out my life. Now that I don't have college and Mom to blame why I don't take better care of myself. So why don't I do better for myself? What am I scare of? Of feeling better? What if I have skin that hangs weird and DH doesn't like what he sees? What if I can't keep up the motivation and do it for myself. If I don't do it who am I letting down? Me? so I can feel better and enjoy my life better. Letting down my husband for not being here for him because if I don't do be... Thu, 4 Aug 2016 17:08:54 EST Can I get some motivation? I know that my Dad passed away from a heart attack I was so mad at him that he didn't lose the weight. He had his first heart attack at 45 after a few heart surgeries and a couple of heart attacks lead to the massive one at the age of 62. I just turned 49. I am morbidly obese. I hate the sound of it. I hate the way I feel but do I do anything about it.but not enough and for the life of me I don't know why. <BR> <BR> My head knows I need to do better but why can't I get the rest of me on boa... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 15:11:31 EST I am so proud of my area The American Red Cross pleaded for blood donations so they held a two day blood drive. Today is day one. I went on my lunch hour and a lot of people came! It was awesome!!!!! Wed, 13 Jul 2016 22:40:32 EST The rain has stopped and the vacation is over It finally finished raining but vacation is now over and back to work. All in all it was a good week. Even though we got over 16 inches of rain. I got some projects done and started reading a book. Tue, 12 Jul 2016 13:44:22 EST very wet week off We were on vacation this week. It rained everyday but today. We have got 16 inches of rain. There are roads washed out all over our county and trees feel over with the roots attached. It has been crazy. We just had a lot of limbs and branches in the yard. <BR> <BR> We had bought season tickets to the local water park and planned on going there a few days this week but not with the storms. We drove there on Thursday and part of the water park was closed because mud had got into it and they ha... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 22:50:44 EST Day one vacation.... I got up and pulled weeds for 2 1/2 hours today. <em>198</em> Then worked on sewing curtains for my middle sis. We went grocery shopping tonight. I am making two casseroles one to take with me to my others sisters for this weekend and the other for the guys to eat while I am gone. <em>4</em> Thu, 30 Jun 2016 22:16:33 EST Vacation time As of 5:30 pm Central tile I am on vacation until July 11th. This is my first full week off of work since September 2014. That week: Mom died on Tuesday, I had a heart catch on Thursday, Moms visitation was Friday night (yes, I was at her side all but 30 minutes), and funeral on Saturday. Hopefully I can have a bit more fun this time around. <BR> <BR> Last year our DD and her not so lovely fiancé was living with us and we didn't like being here with him. So we only too time off if we had too... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 21:15:15 EST Friday I am so sore from working in the yard yesterday! Then I over slept and was almost laater for work. But I made it on time. Fri, 10 Jun 2016 14:05:30 EST Thursday I got up this morning and pulling weeds for 2 1/2 hours. I am tired. Yesterday our new bed came in. It sleeps wonderfully! Thu, 9 Jun 2016 17:22:16 EST pushing me to motivate me! I am my own cheerleader! I can do it! I am doing 50 jumping jacks a day, 5500-6500 steps a day, complete 1-3 smaller to dos or make good progress on one larger one a day, and just take it one day at a time! That is my goals for this month! Mon, 6 Jun 2016 15:47:13 EST I feel lost. In the past I have a list of things to do and people to care for. It is hard to believe that Mom has been gone for 21 months ago. It was amazing what I got done when she was alive. (for those you don't know she had Alzheimer's) I worked full-time, college part-time, cleaned my house and Mom's house, took Mom to the Doctor and took care of her medical needs. <BR> <BR> Fast forward today... I am finished with college. I have no one to take care of but me, DH and DS and the house. DH's parents... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 17:47:03 EST Good Weekend! DH is home and I am glad. Yesterday we went shopping for a new mattress! I was sticker shocked! We had thought about going from a Queen to a King but at those prices we wasn't sure if we was going to be able to replace our 9 year old mattress at all! But Sears had a King that someone had ordered and didn't pick up and it was 10% of its original cost. <em>334</em> It will be delivered next week! I am super excited when we get good deals. with the mattress, box springs and frame it was at th... Tue, 31 May 2016 12:30:00 EST weekend part 2 and why hubby went If you haven't read the prior blog you will not understand this one... <BR> <BR> I agree that DH should have stood up for me about the vacation. But I told him he could go. If he told his Mom that he wouldn't go without me. I am sure she would make a point to make the whole trip miserable. I want DH to be able to enjoy his parents while he has them. I know that my MIL likes me enough to tolerate, but that is that. She did all she could to not let us get married without it being obvious to hi... Mon, 23 May 2016 11:26:36 EST Weekend Yesterday, DH left for vacation with his Mom and sister at Savannah, GA. I am home working. No, mother-in-law didn't want me to go. Yes, my feelings was hurt. But first off if she doesn't want me to be there I wouldn't have enjoyed it if I made them take me to MY favorite vacation spot. Second, I am enjoying the weekend so far. I have cleaned upstairs and I must say it looks good. Today I went to church, mowed, napped and then went back to church. Tonight was for the graduates. High school an... Sun, 22 May 2016 22:12:44 EST no matter how old we are we need our parents 16 years ago today my Dad passed away. He was with my Mother and other family at my cousin's daughter's honor's night from a massive heart attack. He was living about 4 years past what the doctor thought he would live. He had a couple heart attacks and heart surgeries. Since dad died he gained 2 more grandkids, who will never know him. When he died the living grandkids were ages 13, 7, 4 and baby. <BR> <BR> Why am I telling you this? Because Dad could have lived so much longer if he had ex... Wed, 18 May 2016 13:58:55 EST Happy Saturday Someone of you asked about me getting a job now that I am finished with my college. I currently work for a Chiropractor and I plan on staying there. I just got my degree if I needed it. The practice is a one doctor practice so if something happens to him or if hubby losses his job, I have something to help me to get another job. <BR> <BR> My sister is in for the weekend. We are going to put flowers on our parents graves and enjoy the nice day! Thank you for supporting me! Sat, 7 May 2016 08:14:17 EST Now what??? I am finished with college. Associates in Medical Information Technology, Associates in Medical Office Management AND Diplomas in: Medical Administration Assistant, Medical Records Specialist AND Certificates in Medical Records, Hospital Administration Specialist, Electronic Health Records Specialist, Integrated Office Skills, Medical Unit Coordinator, Receptionist and Date Entry Operator! <BR> <BR> DD and Fiancé have been out of the house for about 6 weeks. I am finally getting my craft ro... Wed, 4 May 2016 15:53:40 EST I have finished all my classes! I have passed!! Well I did it I have completed my college classes. I will graduate with: Associates in Medical Information Technology, Associates in Medical Office Management AND Diplomas in: Medical Administration Assistant, Medical Records Specialist AND Certificates in Medical Records, Hospital Administration Specialist, Electronic Health Records Specialist, Integrated Office Skills, Medical Unit Coordinator, Receptionist and Date Entry Operator! That’s a mouth full! Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:57:49 EST I almost see the light at the end of the college tunnel!!!!!!! I am my worst enemy! It can be weight, looks, how I dress or tests. I never feel confident in myself. I know why and I know that I should get past it but it is so hard. But I am almost finished with college. I have 4 tests and two quizzes left in the next 2 weeks. I will take a test and a quiz tomorrow. I pushed mowed the back yard this morning and studied this afternoon. I think I am ready for the test. I just have to do my best and be okay with whatever that is! <BR> <BR> Thanks everyone... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 21:31:18 EST Yep its Friday Sorry I have been MIA. DD and fiancé moved out last weekend <em>224</em> . We are all a little happier. DH, DS and myself were getting tired of them not helping with household chores and they didn't like being told what to do like they were kids. But if you dirty dishes or towels you should be able to help take care of it. <BR> <BR> DS had surgery on his pinky and the toe beside it. They were hammertoes and causing lots of pain for him. The surgery went well. Though when we got home he wou... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 12:24:34 EST Hair cut <img src=""> <BR> I got my hair cut really short. Its not a great pic. I don't do selfies Fri, 4 Mar 2016 12:22:30 EST 67 more days until this semester is over and hopefully done I am putting every spare minute into my anatomy/physiology class. I met with my advisor on Wednesday to turn in some papers for my Capstone class (she was also that teacher) so I am finished with that class. I have finished both of my exit exams. so now all I have to do is get a "C" in my anatomy class. <BR> <BR> Of course we still have the drama of getting DD and her fiancé to help around the house. They are suppose to be moving out at the end of March. fingers crossed. I was stressing a c... Thu, 25 Feb 2016 21:02:48 EST pluggin along I am having a really hard time getting exercise in. I get up in the morning and study. Go to work. If I don't have to take DS to work on my lunch I study and after guessed it study. I have a 71 average in the Anatomy/physiology and a 82 in the lab part of the class. But you know what I have worked hard for those grades. I just want enough to pass. I don't care about the numbers! Thu, 18 Feb 2016 20:15:39 EST Struggling I am so tired of homework and studying. So tired of being asked to go do fun things and saying, "No, I need to study." This is my last semester. But anatomy/physiology is killing me. The only grades in the class is a quiz on each chapter and a test over 2-3 chapters. I do good on the quizzes but the tests I am not doing so well. I am so scared I am not going to pass this class. I don't want to retake it I WANT TO BE DONE! <em>39</em> This is hard. Like this week I just took a test last n... Wed, 17 Feb 2016 09:17:16 EST My new exercise equipment <img src=""> <BR> No that isn't me. I don't look that happy about it while doing it or that thin. Yes its hard work. But I am increasing my time on it a little at a time and I feel better since we got it two weeks ago. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 11:46:11 EST I passed my first test!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I made a 78 on my first 2 chapters test of Anatomy and Physiology. It was all Chemistry. I am so excited! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I hope to keep the right attitude! Thu, 28 Jan 2016 16:46:14 EST I think I need a kick in the butt or a vacation I just don't care.. I am tired of trying.. Life is JUST TOO HARD!! No I am not going to do anything extreme. Just <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> 1. I have a test in my anatomy and Physiology this week. the study guides are 1-12 pages a chapter and its over Chapters 1 and 2 Chemistry. UGH I mean why do I need this I am getting a degree in Medical office Management. I am not a nurse or a doctor. Its so much information. <BR> <BR> 2. DD and her Fiancé are still living with us and most likely it wi... Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:11:29 EST Winter snow <img src=""> <BR> Isn't it amazing how beautiful make everything!!! This picture is outside my sister-in-laws house. <BR> <BR> I have been home since Wednesday afternoon. The snow started on Thursday in the middle of the night. My office was closed as was DH and DD. DS missed work because we didn't want to get out in it when the governor was telling everyone to stay home. <BR> <BR> I have been doing well with l... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 12:10:07 EST Ok I can do this! I will do this!!! <img src=""> <BR> I can do this!!! I am my under my calorie range for the last two days and walked 5,000 steps. I talked to my boss (he is a body builder) so now I am following his diet. NO: bread, pasta, potatoes. I am cutting way back on my sweet tea. I <em>26</em> my sweet tea! <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 16 Jan 2016 11:24:46 EST My Funeral..... Today we gather together to morn the lost of someone who cared far more of others than of herself to a fault! She helped to care for her Father and Mother in their times of need and health. Cared for her children ... DD - asthma and type 1 diabetic and DS with Aspergers (and those that always seem to take advantage of him). Cared for her neighbors and church family. She put in long hours at work or with a friend in need. But never found time to exercise, eat right or rest. That folks is wh... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 17:45:38 EST A few steps forward for me January 19th will begin my last semester for my degree. I am taking two classes 1) Capstone 155 hours in a medical office (luckily I have permission to count my working hours) 2) Anatomy/physiology - I so dread this class. Most people I know that have taken this class didn't pass it the first time. At 47 years old I would be happy with passing with a C. Just to get the classes done and get my degree. <BR> <BR> So I am trying to get as much unfinished projects finished as I can. Clean the ho... Thu, 7 Jan 2016 21:09:08 EST She got it! After nine months and living with us for 7 of them. DD has a full time job with awesome benefits! She starts January 4, 2016. Wed, 16 Dec 2015 09:02:26 EST