DALMOM2007's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DALMOM2007 DALMOM2007'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/ Meet Lucy-Lu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670395 Here is my new Little Scruffy family member that is keeping me very busy...just love her. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1449108768.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img srcjavascript:void(0);="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1485465758.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1345448101.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wondering how mom can throw the toys on the other side of the gate. <em>211</em> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 10:14:34 EST Impatient Willy...gotta go...go..go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653871 So, it is 33 degrees here and I made the mistake of goofing around with William and asking him if he wanted to go for a bike ride...How was I supposed to know that he knew what that meant! LOL! Once he gets an idea in his head, he is relentless. This is a video I took a while ago to show how impatient and chatty he is until we do what he wants. (I hope the video works).....and yes...we did go for a 7:00AM bike ride... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 11:28:24 EST Hump Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634612 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l432219472.jpg"> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 18:24:51 EST Merry Christmas to all of my SparkFriends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571049 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1781590416.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas and best Holiday wishes to everyone. I hope that today brings you joy with your family, friends and fur-babies. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <BR> Paula, <BR> & "Sweet" Sir William <BR> & Neptune <BR> & Sophie <BR> <BR> And let's look forward to 2014 and make it a our most wonderful and successful year! W00-H00! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2036197764.j... Tue, 24 Dec 2013 10:35:00 EST You are what you eat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555644 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1360408484.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I want to thank my SparkFriend Tasnim for this one. It is my new Mantra, especially if I'm craving some crappy food. <em>521</em> <BR> Tue, 3 Dec 2013 05:12:54 EST Dear Friday, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535497 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1076342705.jpg"> Fri, 8 Nov 2013 06:46:56 EST To my Hump Day loving Spark Friends: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533542 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l333075284.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In case you don't know what this is referring to, here is the link to my all time favorite commercial: <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=kWBhP0EQ1lA </link> Wed, 6 Nov 2013 05:33:07 EST Mini-Vacation pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518580 To everyone who had asked for pictures from myCamp Dogwood vacation last weekend. I really had a great time. It is always fun to spend 24/7 with my dog and my friends too. We did a lot of walking, at least 5 miles a day. As always, it was sad to leave, I could have stayed there much longer. <BR> <BR> William won second place in the weight pulling competition @ 310 lbs. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l369698899.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here he is actually pulling: <BR> <... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 14:44:12 EST 25K Fitbit Badge & 30 lbs lighter!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486173 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l565706441.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 9/15/13 <BR> <em>244</em> …I completed my 25K steps in a day (10.9 miles) goal this month! <em>104</em> <BR> In order to achieve this, I set aside the whole day for it. <BR> <BR> 7:30 AM: Took a brisk walk with my dog for 1 hour and 10 minutes. <BR> <BR> Took a break and ate my breakfast…also, changed shoes. <BR> <BR> 10:30 to 11:40: 5 Mile Walk with Leslie Sansone (5 Day Slim Down DVD); <BR> - Warm-u... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 12:00:00 EST August-2 months Sparking - total 24 lbs down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479996 OK, so in the month of August, I wasn't perfect...far from it, however, I still lost 4 lbs! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l825976381.jpg"> <BR> <BR> - The star means no beer (or any other alcohol) for the day….in August, I had no alcohol 21 days...on the weekends, I did drink... more then I should have. <em>33</em> <BR> - The smiley face means I tracked my calories for the day AND stayed in range...August, I stayed in range 20 days...not perfect, but st... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 22:31:46 EST FitBit Madness! LOL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443959 I did it! Saturday I reached my 20K steps goal! That was 9 miles in a day! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2078959746.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am totally obsessed with these FitBIt Badges. With their comments of "And you're so close to the next badge!"...I think to myself...you're right! Yesterday at the end of the day, I actually walked 21,420 steps...what's another 3,580 steps...I can do that. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, next week... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 09:07:57 EST July - 4 weeks Sparking and 20 lbs gone! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443074 4 weeks on SparkPeople: <BR> <BR> I lost 20 lbs!!!!! <BR> <BR> For 11 straight days, I have walked at least 10K steps per day…many times more. <BR> <BR> Through fitbit, I have received the 5K, 10K and 15K awards! (Soon I will be trying for the 20K!) <BR> <BR> I love keeping track on the calendar as shown here….it’s my cute and fun motivational method: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l697937859.jpg"> <BR> <BR> - The star means no beer (or any other alcohol)... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 09:32:17 EST Making myself accountable; http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5427132 OK, so I have been following the SparkCoach motivational advice and I think its time to come out of hiding and make myself more accountable by putting myself more out there. I've joined some great teams and I think its nice if our team members actually know what you look like....it makes it easier for me to relate to them when I know what they look like, so its only fair. So, here is my starting photo taken on June 24, 2013. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1... Sat, 20 Jul 2013 08:30:02 EST How could anybody say NO to this face?! LOL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4989499 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l732469109.jpg"> Fri, 27 Jul 2012 15:31:54 EST Every snack you make..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4964204 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l423546313.jpg"> Tue, 10 Jul 2012 16:13:01 EST Ah yes, the Midwest Heat Wave……Gotta love it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4958407 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l825091261.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ok, so you listen to the media about how hot it is, and let me tell you, it is HOT. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l286029470.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today alone, in the Chicago area, the temp. reached 100F, but due to the humidity, the actual heat index in the suburbs is 115F! So, many people have been asking, what do you do to cool off. Well, here are a few ideas: <BR> <BR> <img sr... Fri, 6 Jul 2012 19:00:02 EST Happy 4th of July! Really? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4955166 As much as I like the holidays, this is NOT my favorite. I'm basically a prisoner in my own home, because I have to make sure my dog stays as calm as possible. Can you believe that they started popping off firecrackers at 9:00AM! What is wrong with these people! <BR> <BR> This is what my dog looks like, when he's not sitting in my lap. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l347996896.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wed, 4 Jul 2012 13:48:50 EST Cucumber water....greatest thing! Love it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4946868 OK, I've always had a hard time drinking my water....4 glasses (32 oz.) is usually a good day for me. Now...with the cucumber water...I am almost meeting my 64 oz. goal...except for today. It was so hot, that I drank well over 64 oz. of water. And, I still have room for my evening treat....an ice cold beer! <BR> <BR> Recipe for the Cucumber water...I now have a pitcher in my fridge at all times. Love it! <BR> http://recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-de<BR>tail.asp?recipe=1478385 Thu, 28 Jun 2012 21:45:47 EST Laughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4937702 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l805697998.jpg"> Fri, 22 Jun 2012 12:55:38 EST Corporate Dogs...too funny! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4894994 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l760231460.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l47829187.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l576708717.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l531999159.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l100632996.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l594020885.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l98381550... Wed, 23 May 2012 17:40:40 EST Sad news, but I'm not letting it get me down... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4766333 First, I want to thank all of you who have sent hugs and good wishes for my horse. Unfortunately, on Sunday evening, I had to make the most difficult decision any pet owner has to make, and that was to put him down. The medications were not working, his breathing became more and more labored and from Friday to Sunday, I think he easily lost 100 lbs. (Even the vet was shocked.) So, my friend (who was there when he was born) and I, were there with him till the end... <BR> <BR> Here is his b... Thu, 1 Mar 2012 23:31:36 EST