CMORISAK's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CMORISAK CMORISAK'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/ Dec 29, 2012 - Difficult Year for weight issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179563 This year started out great with some weight loss, but then I hit a plateau and it all stopped. As it turns out I have a thyroid problem that needs to be dealt with before I can proceed any further with weight loss...my doctor started me on the medicine but it had had to be increased a couple of times..so right now it's finding the right dosage for me. I have little energy and feel tired most of the time...I am hoping that we can get the correct dosage and I find my energy and motivation ag... Sat, 29 Dec 2012 08:01:02 EST WOOHOO 2/25/12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4756164 A few thing to share first since Oct..I've lost 19 pounds, yeah me...and second I got 100 sparkpoints on the wheel today. <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT weekend everyone. Sat, 25 Feb 2012 08:33:59 EST January 8, 2012 YEAH!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4665572 Decided it was time to get motivated and start the new year off right...I walked 3 days this week and stayed within my calorie range and lost 3 lbs. I am going to stay motivated and keep moving...I need to get this weight off and keep it off. Sun, 8 Jan 2012 07:41:44 EST 7/28/11 woohoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4392691 I am so excited...I took 2014 steps in 20 minutes today...who hoo...that's 100 steps per minute. Thu, 28 Jul 2011 19:16:04 EST June 3, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4275613 I am sick of these damn ants...I don't know where they are coming in to the house but they keep finding crumbs that I thought had been swept or vacuumed up. UUUGGGGG. I hate those things. I will get a grip on them. I have spray and I will spray both inside and outside my house this weekend...yes indeed. I will win this battle. Fri, 3 Jun 2011 20:44:44 EST 5/29/11 Hoping this week was not a indicator of what summer holds for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4263775 This week has been crazy. Last Sunday, my daughter went head first over the handle bars of her bike....boy she was lucky to walk away with a bunch of scrapes and bruises. It could have been a lot worse...then a few days later..she fell running in flip flops...again just a few scratches. Then today, my son comes in from having been playing outside with friends...all broken out in hives...had to make a run to the local Rite Aid for Benedryl...it did the trick but now to figure out what mad... Sun, 29 May 2011 20:20:31 EST Mother's Day 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4219033 This has been an amazing Mother's Day. My beautiful daughter made her First Communion and received her Girl Scout Family of God Religion medal and badge. Then we spent the rest of the afternoon with lots of family and friends. What an amazing day!!! Sun, 8 May 2011 21:36:52 EST Happy Easter 4/24/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4187810 HAPPY EASTER!! I hope everyone had a nice Easter. The kids and I stayed home today...my husband had to work. We had a quiet day at home with a special surprise visit from a friend. The kids have enjoyed their Easter Bunny gifts. I enjoyed our time at church this morning. Then 2 egg hunts for the kids, one at church the other at home...lots of good surprises today. Happy Easter everyone. <BR> <BR> The only sad part of my day...missing my grandmother who passed away in Aug 09..today was... Sun, 24 Apr 2011 19:49:06 EST April 16, 2011 What a rainy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4169998 It has been raining all day...what a nasty day...so glad we don't have to go anywhere...wishing I could get enough energy together to do some of the stuff I need to get done around my house....oh help me Lord. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone is having a better day than I am. Sat, 16 Apr 2011 14:18:20 EST 3/23/11 Sparkpoints http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4111807 WooHoo...I won 100 Sparkpoints on the wheel today!!!! I won points on the wheel like twice in the past month...now I just need to use them. lol. <BR> <BR> HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY!!!!!!!!!!!! Wed, 23 Mar 2011 07:03:28 EST 3/6/11 Happy Children http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4071228 I love seeing my children happy. My son has been saving his money and had enough to get the new Pokemon White version when it was released today. Then my kids combined the gift cards they recieved for Christmas and purchased Just Dance Kids for the wii. They are both very happy campers tonight. I love when they are so happy. <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day!!! Sun, 6 Mar 2011 19:45:17 EST Sparkpoints 2/25/11 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4046216 woohoo...I won 500 sparkpoints on the wheel this morning....hoping this is the start of a good day. Fri, 25 Feb 2011 07:37:18 EST Feb 22, 2011 -- Hoping for the best http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4039500 Well...finally got to the doctors today. The problem with my arm is not carpel tunnel but a herniated disk in my neck. So, now need to take some medicine and try to rest it. Go back to the doctor is about 18 days. In the meantime, I need to take some medicine and get an x-ray. At least now I know what has been causing my pain. Now let's pray the medicine helps and I am on the road to healing this pain. <BR> <BR> Say some prayers for me. Tue, 22 Feb 2011 20:00:34 EST Happy New Year..2011 here I come http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3875049 Happy New Year!!!! I am looking forward to the new year. I am going to get back on the exercise bandwagon...which is what I need to start losing weight again. 2011 Here I come with a new attitude..I will exercise...I will exercise....I will exercise. Fri, 31 Dec 2010 19:23:38 EST Dec 4, 2010 Christmas in Shepherdstown http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3824313 Today was the Shepherdstown Christmas Parade and activities in town. We were in the parade with our Brownie Troop...it seemed like we walked and waited and walked some more...it was fun..this was the first time I was in a parade. When the parade was over, we stayed in town for a while to check out the Little House on the Shepherd University campus, then went into the museum for storytime, cookie decorating and gift wrap making. It was fun...as we continued our walk home, we saw the Live N... Sat, 4 Dec 2010 21:12:34 EST Happy Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3805080 Wishing everyone a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!! I am thankful for all the blessing in my life. <BR> <BR> We are staying home today since my husband has to work. So, the kids and I will be enjoying our Thanksgiving at home, doing some crafts, watching some movies and making our own Thanksgiving dinner. <BR> <BR> HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!! Thu, 25 Nov 2010 08:14:59 EST Shocked and amazed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3562541 THANK YOU to all my Emotional Eaters Team members. Imagine my surprise and amazement at being selected as the TEAM MEMBER OF THE WEEK. I don't feel like I do that much here on SparkPeople but I try to welcome new members and make sure I am staying on track myself. I was very surprised to see that I was selected as the team member of the week. THANK YOU all so much. <BR> <BR> I have been very busy getting my kids ready to go back to school, working and dealing with all the emotions of ha... Sun, 22 Aug 2010 13:14:29 EST URRRGGGG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3383742 Children: Why do they have to be so difficult? My daughter is driving me crazy...she is only 7 but thinks she is 27. Tue, 29 Jun 2010 20:13:33 EST Great Start to a new week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3287377 Yesterday I won 25 sparkpeople points on the wheel...today, I won an exercise DVD...what a way to start the week. <BR> <BR> This is going to be a busy week. Kids have 4 days of school with all kinds of activities. I have a staff retreat, VBS meeting, volunteer appreciation, and work. My daughter has her bridging ceremony from Daisies to Brownies. Then on Friday we go to Baltimore to visit the family. WooHoo....I am so excited. Tue, 1 Jun 2010 07:38:33 EST Happy Memorial Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3284345 Happy Memorial Day!!! <BR> <BR> My day started out well...25 sparkpoints on the wheel today..woohoo. <BR> <BR> Let's remember all those who have fought for our country..those who have died and those still alive...THANK YOU to all our veterans for all the sacrifices you have made for our country. Mon, 31 May 2010 09:22:11 EST Kids lost first pet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2950158 Today has been emotional rough for me. When I woke this morning, I found that my son's fish, blubby died sometime overnight. I was a mess, I knew she was ill but had been trying to help her, but was not successful. I did not want to tell the kids before school this morning, so I got myself together and hoped that they would not notice. They did not but I spent most of the day wondering how I was going to tell the kids that the fish had died. I picked the kids up from the bus, and told th... Tue, 2 Mar 2010 20:11:21 EST SNOW SNOW SNOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2858788 OK...I know that back in November I said I wanted to see some snow this winter, however, this is a bit crazy. I wanted 1 nice snow storm, which we got back in December. I did not want to get this much snow. Not only do we now have 28 inches on the ground but they are calling for an additional 10-20 inches tomorrow. I am officially done with snow for this winter. I am so ready for spring. Mother Nature, you can stop this snow at any time. <BR> <BR> Sometimes, it is better to watch wh... Mon, 8 Feb 2010 22:23:52 EST Christmas 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2655715 I had a wonderful Christmas 2009. I got to spend Christmas with both my parents for the first time in 27 years. What an amazing Christmas. I am so blessed. Merry Christmas everyone! I hope your Christmas was as special as mine. Fri, 25 Dec 2009 19:43:26 EST Merry Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2653651 I am going to have a great Christmas this year. I am getting the best present in the world. I am going to get to spend Christmas Day with both my parents. My parents divorced when I was 12 years old and have had to divide my time between them. After my husband and I had our kids, we decided we would spend Christmas at home, and our families could decided when they wanted to visit for Christmas. Well this year, for the first time in 27 years, I get to spend Christmas Day with both my pare... Thu, 24 Dec 2009 09:03:31 EST Dec 5, 2009 Let it Snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2611831 Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow....well as much as I have been wanting it to snow...I did not want it to snow today. We had planned to celebrate my daughter's birthday with family today. Well with the snow we had to cancel her party because all of the family lives more than an hour away. So, I guess we will have to have several mini borthday celebrations with the family based upon when they can come visit. She will still open our presents and have cake today but it will be just the ... Sat, 5 Dec 2009 10:31:12 EST We did it...I am so excited.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2584178 Well, as many of you know in March of this year, my van died and we had to purchase another vehicle. Due to the circumstances, we had to finance the car. Well, as of today, we no longer have a car payment. We paid off the car today in just 8 months. This is wonderful news because that means we are back to being non-mortgage debt-free. Now we can focus on working to get the emergency fund up to 6 month level. I walked out of the bank today and let out a hugh scream of excitement. WHO... Mon, 23 Nov 2009 20:04:56 EST Back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2489169 I am going to get myself back on track with my exercise. I have been off track with exercise for some time now. I am determined to get myself back on track. I started my walking again this afternoon. Now I am going to continue to walk at least 3 times a week. I will get back on the walking bandwagon and keep moving forward. I can do it. I need to start losing again. I can do it. I know I can. Sun, 18 Oct 2009 21:16:31 EST Grandmother http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2350221 I want to take this time to thank everyone for all the prayers for my grandmother. She passed away late yesterday afternoon. She will now be in peace with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. She is in a much better place now and will no longer suffer in this world. I love her and I will miss her dearly. <BR> <BR> This has been a very difficult time for me. I know she is in a much happier place now but it does not make it easy to say Good-bye. <BR> Thu, 27 Aug 2009 07:20:16 EST August 16, 2009 - Please pray for my grandmother http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2321048 Today I am asking for lots of prayers for my grandmother. She has been in and out of the hospital for almost a year now. She has mostly been in the hospital or rehabilitation center than she has been at home. Her health has continued to go down over the past year. Well, the doctors have told us that she now has a blood infection that can not be treated with antibiotics and that all they can do is make her as comfortable as possible. Please pray for her. I wish she didn't have to suffer ... Sun, 16 Aug 2009 21:40:08 EST Very Surprised and Excited Jan 10th, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1681442 Well, I weighed in for the first time since November this morning. I prepared myself for a 5-10 pound weight gain because I knew that I had not exercised as much as I should have and I certainly was not eating right. So, when I stepped on the scale and realized that I had lost a 1/2 pound, I was very surprised and excited. I must have done something right during the December. <BR> <BR> As a point of reference, I was away from SparkPeople through all of December because we had moved int... Sat, 10 Jan 2009 10:29:24 EST January 5th, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1659551 Well, it has now been 6 weeks since I initiated the contact to get my internet and cable service set-up for my new home and we are finally connected with cable and internet. Yippee. Though the IT journey is not over, the telephone company came out today to install our phone service and are saying that they can not do it because the wires have been severed to the box across the street, hey I have been here already the cable company said the same thing. So, now the battle begins with the pho... Mon, 5 Jan 2009 18:31:08 EST Dec 10, 2008 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1604744 I am taking a few minutes on my lunch break to make a quick blog. We moved into our new home this past weekend. I am still trying to get everything organized. I am currently without internet access at home and have limited time at work to access for personal reasons, so until I get internet access squared away at home, I will be away from SparkPeople for a couple of weeks. I hope to be back online and getting back on track before Christmas. <BR> <BR> I want to Thank everyone for all the... Wed, 10 Dec 2008 12:03:13 EST September 25, 2008 I need support. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1459322 We are settled into our rental, at least as settled as I am willing to get here. I am looking forward to moving into my new house come late Nov/early Dec. But now that we are settled, I had hoped to get back into my exercise routine. I am lacking motivation. I want to do it but I don't do it because I just don't feel like it. I need help/motivation to get me back on track. HELP! HELP! HELP! I want to do it but I need someone to kick me in the butt to get me started. I want to continu... Mon, 15 Sep 2008 07:16:43 EST August 30, 2008 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1430917 We are settled into our rental unit. Our new house won't be ready until late November. I decided that I was going to unpack the necessities and if I needed something, I don't use everyday, Iwould unpack it. With all the stress of moving and getting settled, I thought for sure that I had gained some weight. When I weighed in August 3rd, I had gained 1 pound in the 6 weeks since the whole process had started in June. So, I found my scale and decided today was the day to get back on the s... Sat, 30 Aug 2008 09:00:47 EST July 27th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1361813 Well, our house went on the market July 15th. We recieved an offer on July 22nd. Talk about surprised, we did not expect it to sell so fast. Now we need to find a place to rent short-term because our new house will not be ready until Late Novemeber. I feel like I am on a rollercoaster. All the emotions going around and around. I know that past several days my eating has been awful but I also know that it is stress. I am trying to eat healthy but it is so hard when all I want are the ba... Sun, 27 Jul 2008 09:28:46 EST Moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=1342302 Well, we have decided to put our house on the market to try to sell it, so we can move. We found a house we really like in Shepherdstown, WV. So, we are going to try to sell this house. Talk about stressful. The time we put into getting this one ready to go on the market and all the talks about financial considerations. It's a wonder I have not gained 10 pounds. I know I have done some emotional eating but I have also burned boatloads of calories, painting and packing and moving stuff i... Fri, 18 Jul 2008 07:46:49 EST