CONNIEDETHOMAS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=CONNIEDETHOMAS CONNIEDETHOMAS'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/ My last photo of Aladin/Missy my foster Cat. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910381 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l502350796.jpg"> <BR> I know Aladdin is spelled differently. <BR> That is how the shelter spelled it. <BR> I am so proud of how she acted when <BR> we showed up to visit and photograph <BR> her at the pet store. She was curled up <BR> sleeping with another cat. I was thrilled <BR> to see that. We weren't sure how she <BR> be with other cats. She can willing to me. <BR> It was like she never left us. Purring and <BR> rubbing against me.... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 08:40:31 EST The sun is out and I am Happy!!!! Planing to walk my first 5K on Saturday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909903 I am so excited to walk this 5K. <BR> Saturday April 18th at 8am is sign in. It starts at 9am. <BR> It will benefit Missions. It took some doing to make <BR> this happen. I have been praying a lot. I needed our <BR> car to go and with the way Bob works now I wasn't able <BR> to use it. He road all day with his boss yesterday and <BR> they did tons of talking. He mentioned my wanting to <BR> do the 5K and how much weight I have lost. His boss <BR> told him that he would arrange a way... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 12:17:16 EST Doing my usual hiding when I am struggling..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909373 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l229870681.jpg"> <BR> Little Missy is now at the Purr WV shelter. We found a few things <BR> out about her. She is a HE!!! I didn't feel so bad when the director <BR> took forever checking her out. He was fixed when he way little and <BR> never formed balls. She said most people would have thought that <BR> it was a female. So I left them rename her....Aladdin. He will always <BR> be Missy to me. I was feeling so guilty when they foun... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:17:35 EST Internet is finally back on....has been crazy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905137 We had a major problem with the internet in my area. <BR> 28 homes effected. Took them forever to fix it. Once it <BR> was fixed they cleared all the trouble tickets and thought <BR> all was fine. We didn't know this. But our line had a major <BR> short into our building. It took a few days before I called <BR> them wanting an update. That's when I found out they <BR> thought it was all repaired. The man came out finally and <BR> sure enough found out what the problem was and its f... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 05:24:56 EST Sunny the high is to get to 65. Hope it does! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893943 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l33360994.jpg"> <BR> That was taken at our church's Valentines Day party. <BR> Look at how much I have lost in my face since then. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1032129075.jpg"> <BR> Its not pounds that made that change...I lost only <BR> 2 pounds between the photos. Its all my walking. <BR> The March one was taken as I sat here. So no fancy <BR> hair or makeup. I did add a bit of lipstick...lol. <BR> Everyone... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 12:16:49 EST Planning a beautiful afternoon outside in the 60 degree weather. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893176 Woke with a bit of a headache. I haven't taken anything for it yet. <BR> I took all my scripts and two of them are hard on the stomach. So <BR> I am waiting an hour before I take anything for my headache. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a very gloomy and rainy day. I woke with a really <BR> bad migraine. I spent most of the day laying down. Late afternoon <BR> I did go for a walk with my umbrella. I only did 1.24 miles instead <BR> of the 2.72 that I have been doing. I did finish the down... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 07:10:33 EST My Arthritis has gotten the best of me...I pick up my new meds for it on in the afternoon when it co http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892026 I have been in hiding trying to deal with the pain. <BR> I had my follow up appointment with the doctor. <BR> He was thrilled that I had lost 4 pounds since he <BR> last saw me. He has up my Paxil like I needed. <BR> I was still not handling stress and anxiety at all. <BR> He also changed my anti-inflammatory meds. <BR> It is a slow release, the pharmacy has to get it in. <BR> They found nothing on my scan. I have red blood <BR> cells in my urine. They are making me an appointment <BR> wi... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 01:02:23 EST Lots of Snow...Beautiful but dangerous http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887392 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1454282528.jpg"> <BR> Bob left for work an hour early and found the roads <BR> to be good. He did come across a tree blocking part <BR> of the road. He made the trip in the normal amount <BR> of time. That surprised both of us. He said that there <BR> were tons of cancellations which is good. Moving <BR> patients in this deep snow is very difficult. It will be <BR> fun walking to the church today for work. I want to <BR> get as much... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 09:15:38 EST It's amazing how fast the days pass when your not on Sparkpeople. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886659 I am so sick of the gloomy weather outside. <BR> Another big storm is hitting us again today. <BR> I am so ready for sunshine and spring. <BR> <BR> Bob got his blood results back...not good. <BR> His cholesterol is bad along with his sugar. <BR> He also had protein in his urine. This phone <BR> call shook me up which didn't help my stress. <BR> He is on blood pressure meds and cholesterol <BR> meds. Friday we both have ultra sounds scheduled. <BR> Mine for blood in my urine. Bob also has ... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 05:59:34 EST Working on designing a weekly meal plan.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884204 I have been trying to figure out how to design <BR> a weekly menu to follow. If I am only making <BR> 3 beef/pork meals <BR> 2 chicken meals <BR> 1 no meat meal <BR> 1 meal that is turkey kielbasa or a meat like that. <BR> or for me 1 fish meal....when Bob is working. <BR> <BR> Bob isn't a fan of fish. <BR> That worries me is Bob will be eating chicken <BR> and tuna for lunches. He will get sick of both. <BR> I am thinking a Turkey kielbasa sandwich would <BR> be a good choice for a lunch... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:03:25 EST Lost 2 Pounds! Total off...63! Still dealing with my cold. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883539 <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <BR> I was feeling thinner last night.... <BR> Was excited to get on the scale this morning. <BR> 2 more pounds off! My ray of sunshine during <BR> this cold that I have. Oh it feels so good to have <BR> lost more. After that five week plateau that I had <BR> dealt with .... this feels wonderful. <BR> <BR> The feral cat ...Little Missy is doing well. <BR> She still hides 90% of the day. Under the <BR> couch or under my bed. She ... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:44:30 EST still sick...no energy...not much of a blog today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883054 Slept really well when I finally did go to sleep. <BR> Tired. I expect to not do much today. Dealing <BR> with a headache and cold symptoms. Not much <BR> of a blog. Did the SparkCoach. Have a good day. <BR> <BR> my menu <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> Eggs, toast, and coffee <BR> 1 large egg <BR> 1 large egg white <BR> pam <BR> 2 slices rye bread <BR> 1 tsp. margarine <BR> 3 large mugs coffee <BR> 1 cup 1%milk <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST ...WHAT I DID <BR> cals...368-533...396 good <BR> carbs...54... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 10:35:57 EST Sick ...Chicken soup made... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882418 My cold is getting worse. That was expected. <BR> I didn't sleep well last night. This cold is settling <BR> in my chest...it usually does. I an horse and the <BR> cat is looking at me like I grew a third head...lol. <BR> I have a constant headache. Usual cold stuff. I <BR> can't wait till we can pick up the restless leg meds. <BR> Waiting for pay day. <BR> <BR> I made chicken soup early this morning. The pastor <BR> is stopping by to pick up a crock pot of it. I made <BR> enough ... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 10:42:42 EST I miss walking outside. 1st cold of the season for me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881713 Woke with a bad headache. <BR> Sniffles and sneezes yesterday . <BR> Sinus draining caused sore throat. <BR> Nyquil helped me sleep and cold issues. <BR> Throat a little sore...Headache meds taken. <BR> I already entered my food into my tracker. <BR> I added saturated fats to my daily totals. <BR> 0-25 is the recommended limits. It is <BR> tracking with the totals at the bottom of <BR> the tracking page. <BR> <BR> The sugar intake I am having problems with. <BR> I did a bit of res... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 10:03:08 EST Have to cut Saturated fats and Sugar from my diet. I'm Scared! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881126 I have lost 61 pounds with Sparkpeople. <BR> I thought I was for the most part eating <BR> healthy. I was following the Diabetic Plan. <BR> <BR> I just put a call into the nurse at the doctors <BR> office. I want to talk numbers with her. I know <BR> we can cut down on beef. But what we do eat is <BR> low fat. We don't have ground beef often want I <BR> only by 96% lean when I do. My chicken is always <BR> baked. Pork is usually boneless and either baked <BR> or grilled. Yes I eat t... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 11:59:49 EST Was able to bring the new Feral Cat in .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878783 9 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l82320608.jpg"> <BR> I spent so much time looking out the window of my front door. <BR> Hoping to see the new Feral cat. I have petted her a few times. <BR> Finally I saw her this morning and brought her in. It is to get <BR> -9 degrees tonight. She was in good shape. The straw in the <BR> abandoned house must give them enough warmth. At present <BR> she is hiding under my couch. She ate. I am hoping she comes <BR> out so I can intro... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 12:57:48 EST I'm ready to add the calories back. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877965 I found that I was needing more calories. <BR> I started eating extra things here and there. <BR> They were still well within my calorie range. <BR> But I feel more comfortable planning what I <BR> am going to eat. So I am adding the calories <BR> back into my intake. I plan to stay at the lower <BR> range for the rest of the week. <BR> <BR> The weather has been so very cold lately. I feel <BR> like I have been shut in forever. I miss my walking. <BR> I am looking forward to going wit... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 09:16:21 EST Lost 2 POUNDS!!! Five week plateau is behind me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876609 <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <BR> Finally LOST 2 POUNDS!!!!! <BR> 61 Pounds OFF!!! <BR> <BR> Will I continue on with this lower calorie intake...YES. <BR> I will try to keep it under 1000. Last night I had a snack <BR> of carrots and lite ranch dressing. 1105 was my calorie <BR> total yesterday. It is hard staying this low. I want to <BR> lose a few more before I slowly raise the calories back <BR> up into the range I should be in. 269 is my next goal to <BR> reach. I ... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 08:49:14 EST One low Calorie Day behind me....Hungry but good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876116 79-1 Degree this morning. Cold is an understatement. <BR> We didn't go to church today. I am so surprised it <BR> wasn't canceled. No one should be out in this low of <BR> temperatures. Going to work is the only reason I feel <BR> that anyone should be out in this. One of the ambulances <BR> at Bobs work hit some black ice and flipped on its side. <BR> It was the wife of he co-worker. She is bruised but fine. <BR> Very sore today...I am told. There were 4 wrecks on a <BR> two mile st... Sun, 15 Feb 2015 10:49:37 EST Happy Valentines Day! A Fresh New Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875587 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l669849412.jpg"> <BR> Here are some of the Valentines Day photo ad's I did for the adoption days. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1814184847.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l54926561.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2096892929.jpg"> <BR> I so enjoy playing with photos. <BR> <BR> Last night I had a phone call from the medical insurance company. <BR> The presc... Sat, 14 Feb 2015 11:14:22 EST Wild - Crazy - Stressfilled Day! I have SURVIVED IT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5875264 Crazy day....Will be glad when it is over... <BR> <BR> Went to my first doctors appointment in 2 yrs. <BR> As I sit filling out the paperwork in the waiting room. <BR> I receive a call from my sister. My Mom has been in <BR> major pain for days now. Hip area. She went into the <BR> hospital yesterday morning for testing to try and find <BR> out what is causing it and what can be done. While they <BR> were testing her.....they found a 4 inch mass just above <BR> her kidney. The doctor d... Fri, 13 Feb 2015 18:24:05 EST Prayers for my Mom. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873735 It has been a few days so I will do some catch up here. <BR> <BR> Friday...I found out late in the day that the adoption event <BR> was being canceled for Saturday. I had such fun chatting <BR> to family members on Facebook. I went grocery shopping <BR> around midnight at Walmart. <BR> <BR> Saturday... I walked 2 1/2 miles. It was beautiful so I added <BR> more on. I also knew I wouldn't be walking for a few days. <BR> I enjoyed each step. The weather was fantastic, upper 40's <BR> <... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:19:41 EST Updated photos, 17 Degrees...Burr! HIgh 33...I will be walking when it hits 33!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870605 Ok my updated photos...Bob came home and took them. <BR> I did them as side by sides. I like the improvement! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1460014111.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l854662332.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l913030585.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wow was it cold when I woke up this morning. <BR> We need an emotion for freezing ones butt off...lol <BR> <BR> I can't work at the church till after 1pm ... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 10:31:19 EST Sunshine...I love it! High 21 One inch Snow. I'm Walking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870051 Sunshine!!!! <BR> The high is only 21 today. Last night it snowed. <BR> Woke to an inch of snow. I am going to attempt <BR> my walk. As long as the wind isn't blowing it won't <BR> be to bad. On my walk yesterday I came across a <BR> man who I have seen before. He made the comment <BR> that he has seem me walking before. I told him every <BR> chance I had I would be out walking. I told him I <BR> was working at getting healthier. Two days ago <BR> I added onto my route. Going ... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 12:08:34 EST Waking to Sunshine......Just what I needed. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869356 Sunshine and the high temp of 45 today...Yea!!! <BR> I was so excited at being able to walk the 2 mile <BR> route yesterday. It wasn't as hard as I thought it <BR> would be. I walked at the fastest pace that I ever <BR> had. The only time I stopped was to pet the dog <BR> that I pet every time I pass him. It is so cute how <BR> he looks for me. Yesterday I crossed the street <BR> sooner that I usually do so he couldn't see me <BR> coming. Some how he knew and was standing <BR> on his ... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 11:39:54 EST Feeling calmer today...I did stay strong! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868696 I am so proud of not giving in to depression this time. <BR> I won this time! 10 days till my doctors appt. I can't wait. <BR> I made Bobs appointment, its a week after mine. Once <BR> we have been checked up and given the medications we <BR> need. We should feel better. I do believe that once I am <BR> working full time...that I will look into marriage counseling <BR> for us. We have to learn how to communicate better. Money <BR> is just to tight for us to do that now. <BR> <BR>... Tue, 3 Feb 2015 13:43:59 EST Fighting Stress and Depression BIG TIME!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867655 I am so sick of this depression coming over me all the time. <BR> I will fight with everything I have not do go into one again. <BR> As you know I hide when I start sliding into one. It was <BR> recommended to me to share and talk. I didn't want to do <BR> it here. So I went to my depression team and let loose. I <BR> ask for prayer. I just don't understand Bobs out burst. This <BR> time involved a parking lot and a stranger that did nothing <BR> wrong. I was so embarrassed and hum... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 07:10:54 EST Expecting a busy day today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866984 <em>39</em> <BR> I had noisy neighbors last night. At least it is not <BR> that often. How can anyone let a 5 year old run <BR> around at 1 am is beyond me, and that running <BR> around is right above my bedroom. <BR> Young parents. So my sleep wasn't the best. <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> I was up by 5am and soaking in a tub of hot water. <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> I did more than my usual exercise yesterday. <BR> I walked my 1 1/2 mile. <BR> Yes it was cold...only in the 30'... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 08:21:26 EST Sunshine and Cold Temps!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866459 <em>102</em> <BR> Wasn't ready to get up today. Bob <BR> woke me up at 6:30. I had to help <BR> him with his arm after his shower. <BR> He is having problems with terrible <BR> itching. He will scratch till he has no <BR> skin or he reopens what is healing. So <BR> now we use Benadryl cream, a bandage <BR> then wrap that securely so he can't get <BR> to it. It is working. They are starting <BR> to heal. Just slowly. This is a yearly <BR> thing in the winter. Dry and itch... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:42:22 EST It feels so Good to wake up in a Positive Mood http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865774 Huge blog I was writing disappeared again. <BR> It was my fault this time. Ahhh! <BR> It was going to be so cute with emotions <BR> all through it. Well not this time. <BR> <BR> I woke up in such a positive mood today. <BR> I slept more that I usually do. Feels good <BR> to be in such a positive mood. I checked <BR> the temps for today. I will be walking <BR> this morning. 31 degrees, the temps <BR> are going to drop as the day goes on. <BR> I don't mind so much walking in the cold... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:51:16 EST Wrote a good blog and It didn't post???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865138 All the work for nothing. <BR> Same thing happened on my team. <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST <BR> Coffee and toast <BR> 3 large mugs coffee <BR> 2 slices rye bread <BR> 1 tsp. margarine <BR> <BR> BREAKFAST GOALS....WHAT I DID <BR> cal...493-...610.....289 low <BR> carb..61-76......42 low <BR> fats...16-20.......6 low <BR> pro...24-30.......16 low <BR> fiber..8-11........4 low <BR> <BR> LUNCH <BR> Tuna in a pouch <BR> LUNCH GOALS....WHAT I DID <BR> cal...493-...610...160 low <BR> carb..61-76......2 ... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 10:21:09 EST Nothing great happening lately...but that better that the craziness that happens sometimes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860199 I am listening to Laura's songs on you tube. <BR> Beautiful Christian music. I needed a pick me up. <BR> The dreary colder weather is getting me down. <BR> Lack of sun really effects my moods. I am forcing <BR> myself to bundle up and walk. The roads are clear. <BR> Once it snows I won't be able to. I didn't walk <BR> yesterday. I will walk today. I am only hurting <BR> myself by not walking. If I don't get out there <BR> soon ...I am afraid I won't. Its only 34 degrees out. <B... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:45:24 EST Yesterday morning may have been crazy...but a lot of Good came from it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858747 <em>102</em> <BR> I went to bed stress free last night. <BR> My body was ready for sleep. I don't <BR> get that to often. I crawled in the bed <BR> knowing that my sleep would be a deep <BR> sound one and it was. <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> Yesterday morning and early afternoon <BR> was filled with major stress, anger and <BR> hurt. Here is the perfect song to go with <BR> yesterday morning....thank you Nancy-Jean <BR> for posting it today in your blog. I was so <BR> meant to hear it. ... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:37:40 EST Stressful Morning...leading to a Peaceful and Good Afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858067 <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> I spent most of my morning on the phone <BR> with Sprint. Forcing them to honor their <BR> promise of not charging us the activation <BR> fee for my phone. <BR> <BR> They had said over three weeks ago that <BR> since we were such long time customers <BR> and always paying on time that they would <BR> waver that fee for us. Well a week later it <BR> showed up. When we called we were told <BR> that it was being taken off and would not <BR> show on our b... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 16:26:36 EST Late bloging today....I hit the floor running and didn't have time till tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857391 I had trouble sleeping last night. Morning came to fast. <BR> I no sooner finally went to sleep that it was time to get up. <BR> I woke up 10 minutes before the alarm went off. Straight <BR> into the hot bath. I was feeling sore from yesterdays walk. <BR> I made breakfast while the coffee was cooking. I put on <BR> my face and dressed for church. Bob came home tired. <BR> <BR> So off to church alone. I had to present the notes I took <BR> at the pastors monthly meeting to the church.... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 20:22:54 EST Beautiful Day Outside. Sunny! Temps are to get to 50 Degrees! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856387 <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <em>67</em> <BR> According to my phone the temp is to get to <BR> get to 50 degrees by 2pm. I sure hope this is <BR> accurate! I plan to walk to the park during the <BR> warmest hours. I am praying there is some <BR> dry pavement for me to walk on. I have to finish <BR> the church today but I am confident that I can <BR> fit in this walking. I would like to get this one <BR> more pound off...but I won't focus on that. It <BR> will come o... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 11:27:39 EST Lost 1 Pound! One step Closer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855778 <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <em>9</em> <BR> Lost 1 more pound!! Only one more to lose <BR> to get those four pounds off that I gained <BR> while I had the dental pain...YEA! <BR> <BR> I just went through all the motivational images <BR> that Sparkpeople have. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1587756441.jpg"> <BR> I picked and downloaded them to my computer. <BR> I will be printing them as 4x6's. Every morning <BR> I will go through the stack and ... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:29:14 EST Late start today...Busy day planned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855016 Couldn't sleep last night. Went to bed around 3am. <BR> My day started after 9am. Noon I will be over at the <BR> church working. Need to be home by 5pm to take a <BR> hot bath and get ready for the pastors meeting. I will <BR> be getting picked up at 6:15. While at the bible study, <BR> Pastor Brad told me they were serving tacos at this <BR> meeting. Its nice to know ahead of time what is being <BR> served. <BR> <BR> I accomplished everything I wanted to yesterday. I <BR> am hap... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 11:37:20 EST So glad yesterday is behind me! A new day and a fresh outlook! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854324 Why I can let something so little hurt me so <BR> much. It ruined my whole day yesterday. <BR> I couldn't shake it for nothing. I knew it <BR> wasn't worth letting it bother me so much... <BR> but it did. <BR> <BR> I was over looked for something. There was <BR> a posting at the place I volunteer for that I <BR> felt I could do. I even posted that I would <BR> do it. Right below my posting a regular at <BR> the shelter posted that someone else would <BR> be perfect for it. I wa... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:07:16 EST Work day at shelter/A Special Cat..Hedge, her sad life is behind her now! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852644 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l947797431.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This beauty is Hedge. She was found in the hedges <BR> outside the PURR WV shelter. It took a long time <BR> this fall for her to trust the volunteers enough to <BR> come to them and let them help her. She looks <BR> 200% better now. Someone had thrown her out. <BR> She was not prepared to fight and live a feral cat. <BR> She had big patches of fur missing. She was so <BR> beat up and weighted nothing. Sh... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 11:46:52 EST Warmer today....40 Degree high. Hurry up its only 7 Degrees now!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851632 Ok Winter can be over any time now! <BR> I slept under two blankest and was still cold. <BR> My furnace was working a 24 last night...Bob. <BR> He gives off so much heat....unreal. Great in <BR> this cold weather...not so great the rest of the <BR> time. <BR> <BR> I bought 4 bags of wild bird seed yesterday at <BR> the pet store. It was buy one get one free. They <BR> wanted $12.99 for a 20 pound bag. I thought it <BR> was a great price, I made sure it was dated far <BR> in the... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 09:18:20 EST Adoption Day Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850983 What a cold start to my day! <BR> Up at 3am. I didn't sleep well at all. <BR> We were on the road at 4:10am. <BR> One very cold ride...burr! <BR> Was back to bed by 5am. <BR> I woke up at 8am feeling rested. <BR> My hot bath is behind me and my <BR> hair is wrapped in a towel as I <BR> type my blog. Third mug of coffee. <BR> <BR> I won't be face painting today. <BR> It is way to cold to be set up by a door. <BR> The children and myself don't need <BR> to subject to this cold. I will ... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 11:01:22 EST Another Lucy moment.....I always have them....lol http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850327 My life can be down right funny sometimes. <BR> We bought a water dish on Wed. that has a <BR> thermostat so when plugged in ...the water <BR> won't freeze. I was so excited to go out and <BR> see if it worked yesterday morning. Sadly <BR> I had a bowl of ice. How upsetting. The <BR> extension cord was bad. I have a good cord <BR> for my laptop that I was willing to give up <BR> to plug in that dish. So I drag out our step <BR> stool out onto the porch. With cord in hand I <B... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 12:41:35 EST Depressed and Struggling to get out of this Dark Hole. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849387 I was looking for a black cloud emotion..... <BR> There are none. I have been feeling like <BR> a dark pain cloud was hanging over my <BR> head for a long time. <BR> <BR> The pain I have been dealing with for 10 days <BR> have taken there toll on me. Most of this pain <BR> has been major pain. I called the dentist <BR> office on Monday to tell them I had gum pain <BR> really bad all around this tooth. I even had a <BR> bubble of yuck at the back of this tooth that <BR> I was abl... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 10:38:06 EST Went off program all weekend. I'm back on it now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846611 Ok coming back after being bad is always hard. But I did it. <BR> I am not sure why I went on the two day binge. Quite a list <BR> of reasons could be listed. Stress from the tooth drama has <BR> to be at the top. So let me deal with that first. <BR> <BR> We went in 45 minutes early. Bob was antsy waiting so we <BR> just left. So we sat for a while. What was surprising,,,,a man <BR> was sitting in the waiting room. Said everyone was out to <BR> lunch. He turned out to be the dentis... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 11:50:28 EST Not sure what I want to Blog about today???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843755 My mind is blank. Its almost 10am. <BR> I have been putting off writing my blog <BR> due to not really having anything to say. <BR> <BR> My dentist appointment is at 1pm. <BR> I have the church downstairs to do yet. <BR> I can either do it today or tomorrow before <BR> the adoption event. I am hoping to do it <BR> when I get back from the dentist today. <BR> Tomorrow is going to be warmer and I <BR> am hoping to walk some. They are calling <BR> for rain. I guess I will just hav... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 10:47:59 EST Happy New Year!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842745 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1261367977.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l51233762.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2012410501.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l808076222.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy New Year Everyone!!! <BR> <BR> I pray that everyone made it through last night <BR> safe and healthy. We never go out on New Years Eve. <BR> First because we don't drink and the other.... ... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 11:33:09 EST Working on staying focused! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841881 This water weight is just hanging on. I just can't seem to <BR> shake this bloated body of mine. Could it be from this <BR> tooth? My body is reacting to it. It just feels off. Strange. <BR> I feel flushed all the time but have no fever. I woke with <BR> a headache. Took meds for that. But headaches for me <BR> is a common place, something I have had all my life. I <BR> am trying very hard not to get discouraged. To just stay <BR> focused on eating healthy. I have accomplished t... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 10:37:33 EST I feel Blessed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841148 Bob called me this morning to tell me the FAX machine <BR> was disconnected at work. Typical. He was going to FAX <BR> some information to the lady at the insurance company. <BR> The one I spoke to yesterday. Let me back up a bit and <BR> start at the beginning of this story. <BR> <BR> I called a dentist yesterday. A 5 star rated one. I have <BR> a fear of dentist so I wanted one with a good rating. <BR> The lady who answered the phone was very kind to me. <BR> They were more then wil... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 10:06:51 EST Noisy Neighbors....How rude...People its after 2am http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840447 I will never understand rudeness. <BR> The neighbors above us in the middle apartment <BR> had company in. There living room is above our <BR> bedroom. Those kids ran and hopped and skipped <BR> till 2:30. There had to be drinking by how the adults <BR> were acting. Yes we could hear them talking, couldn't <BR> understand what they were saying. Which was fine <BR> with me. Just a lot of loud laughter. I finally gave up <BR> and came out to the couch till it quieted down. The <BR> des... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 09:40:43 EST