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LOL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658413 It's the big 5 0!!! <BR> <BR> Ready for the next 50!! :) <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 08:38:28 EST Geee . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597853 It's been awhile since I blogged anything. <BR> <BR> But then again not much new to blog about. <BR> <BR> Down 7 pounds since start of year . . <BR> <BR> So that is good. <BR> <BR> Just keep truckin'! :) Sat, 18 Jan 2014 10:31:07 EST Well it . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590874 . . . was a nice weekend while it lasted! <BR> <BR> But today it's back to work as a new week begins. <BR> <BR> Saw some loss on the scale . . so I feel more encourage by my workout routine changes. Sun, 12 Jan 2014 04:35:54 EST Well . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588343 A fun week it has been . . but glad it is over!! <BR> :) Thu, 9 Jan 2014 17:06:39 EST Just http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585191 looking forward to seeing what the day will bring. <BR> <BR> Life seems so less hectic now the holidays are past! LOL <BR> <BR> Enjoy the day! Tue, 7 Jan 2014 04:34:16 EST So I sez to meself . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583852 . . . self! keep going! It's all about keeping yourself motivated! <BR> <BR> So I says . . "Absolutely!" <BR> <BR> Have a pleasant week everyone! Mon, 6 Jan 2014 04:32:13 EST Just another day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582603 to make a change! <BR> <BR> I hope you all enjoy it and do the best you can! <BR> <BR> :) Sun, 5 Jan 2014 04:33:41 EST Slowly slowly . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581603 it's too important a job to rush! <BR> <BR> LOL <BR> <BR> Seem to fit for the moment . . <BR> <BR> You may now go about your day. <BR> Sat, 4 Jan 2014 08:00:44 EST End of week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578932 <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> A short work week but a busy one . . so glad it is over! Thu, 2 Jan 2014 04:41:40 EST A new year just begun . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5577393 And so this is "new year" . . and what have we done? . . . to paraphrase Mr. Lennon. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately I didn't do as much as I wanted in the past year. But I am going to use that as motivation into the new year. <BR> <BR> Here's to a fresh new start for everyone! ;) <BR> <BR> Wed, 1 Jan 2014 04:42:24 EST On Vacation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567821 Finally! <BR> <BR> LOL <BR> <BR> I actually look forward to the time off as I can have even more time to myself to get some fitness in! <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a great day. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 08:31:03 EST Finally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566977 The end of the work week is in sight! It has been a rough week, both physically and emotionally. But I keep plugging along! And today is the last work day before I go on a 2 week vacation! A much needed one at that! LOL <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a wonderful day! Wed, 18 Dec 2013 04:38:58 EST Hmmmm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5566201 Been a rough week so far to the self esteem . . but I am pushing against that. <BR> <BR> And on the plus side . . . only two more work days till the holiday vacation begins! :) Tue, 17 Dec 2013 04:29:56 EST A lot to do . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564068 Not much time to do it. <BR> <BR> So keeping things quick and short today! <BR> <BR> Have a pleasant and warm day everyone! Sat, 14 Dec 2013 08:39:30 EST Finally Thursday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562604 Which is my Friday . . gotta love the modern work world! :) <BR> <BR> Well it has been a battle week with the weight, but I finally am seeing drops again. And I am getting more mileage in around the office too. <BR> <BR> But my weekend starts soon . . and that is when the real work outs get going. :) <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Thu, 12 Dec 2013 04:40:15 EST Much to tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561009 To think of much to say this morning. That and it is 4° outside right now. <BR> <BR> To early . . to cold! LOL <BR> <BR> Stay safe and warm my friends! Tue, 10 Dec 2013 04:45:14 EST Monday . . 2:33 AM http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560212 The busy part of the work week begins. I am glad that my week actually starts on a Sunday, because I can get so much work done. Not many bosses and co-workers around. Kind of a relaxing day. <BR> <BR> Today they are all back, and although it is nice to have others around, it can be distracting. <BR> <BR> OK . . maybe I am a bit of a workaholic! LOL <BR> <BR> Have a nice day everyone! Mon, 9 Dec 2013 04:34:07 EST Yawn . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5559517 Sunday morning . . ahh . . another week has begun! <BR> <BR> So much to do . . so little time! LOL (The mantra of the holiday season!) <BR> <BR> Anyways, not much to say except . . <BR> <BR> Have a nice and safe day everyone! Sun, 8 Dec 2013 04:33:58 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558961 Going to snuggle up inside today. The weather service says to stay home if you can and let the snow storm pass. So I will take their advice. I have laundry to do, vacuuming to do, mopping and waxing floors to do, Christmas cards to address, etc. So having to stay in today, I think I will still get quite the workout! <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a safe and fun day! Sat, 7 Dec 2013 10:03:19 EST I didn't do . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558177 much yesterday. Was still feeling the effects of the meds I had to take for my dental work. <BR> <BR> But even still managed to get a mile walk in. A little house work, and started working on the turkey soup. <BR> <BR> Hope you all had a good day and have a great day today! Fri, 6 Dec 2013 07:49:39 EST Yesterday was . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5557553 Not fun! <BR> <BR> A tooth of mine suddenly became very sensitive making eating or drinking anything quite painful. While this may help in controlling calories, it is not a great thing. <BR> <BR> Stopped at the dentist on the way home, and was informed I had an inflamed nerve, and the nerves around it were joining in the party. So after a quick root canal and extraction, all is OK again. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day everyone! Thu, 5 Dec 2013 11:28:27 EST Well the snow came . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556484 and the temperatures plummeted. It is a toasty 16°f outside now. So this means today I will leave a lot earlier for work . . cuz I am sure the roads will be fun this early in the morning. <BR> <BR> And the shoveling of the nasty white stuff is pretty good exercise too. <BR> <BR> Ahhhh . . winter . . is it time for you to leave yet? ;) <BR> <BR> Have a nice day everyone! Wed, 4 Dec 2013 04:40:26 EST Where's the snow? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555639 I got up early this morning so I could have extra time for my commute because it was/is supposed to snow tonight. I get up . . . look out the window . . and no snow. <BR> <BR> Oh well . . more time to ease into the work day. :) <BR> <BR> Have a nice one wherever you are! <BR> <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 3 Dec 2013 04:50:06 EST Yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553877 was such a busy day! I only got 5 out of 8 items done on my "to do" list, but I consider that good. All the main things were completed, and the rest I can do throughout the week. <BR> <BR> Today is back to work day . . . weekends are never long enough! LOL <BR> <BR> Oh . . and did I mention . . . according to my pedometer, I did over 5 miles in walking. No I didn't mention that . . I can see what I wrote! hehe <BR> <BR> Have a nice day everyone! Sun, 1 Dec 2013 04:31:07 EST Hello! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553194 Hope you have a great day! Sat, 30 Nov 2013 06:17:44 EST Another Turkey day gone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552736 And it was probably one of the nicest in a long while. <BR> <BR> I had to work, but the office was pretty quiet so I could listen to music while working. And with fewer folks around I got up more often to "stretch" and walk. (Nearly 2 miles of walking around!) <BR> <BR> Then I got home and decided to be social for a change and take up a friends offer to have dinner with them. The food and conversation were great. <BR> <BR> And then this morning, when stepping on the scale for my wee... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:20:21 EST Happy Thanksgiving/Hanukkah to all http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551967 I hope everyone has a really nice holiday(s). <BR> <BR> I am thankful for being able to work this day. That way I don't have to be around the smell of cooking turkey and trimmings all day. :) Yet I will be off work in time to enjoy the meal! A win/win for me! LOL <BR> <BR> Again . . I wish everyone a wonderful Holiday! Thu, 28 Nov 2013 04:53:26 EST Hello . . . again. :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551200 Ahhh . . Wednesday. Such a lovely day. The middle of the week for most (my Thursday however). <BR> <BR> The week has been interesting so far. Nothing really exciting. But any week with a Holiday in it is nice work wise. Things slow down a bit, and people tend to be in slightly better moods (though some stress out a bit more). <BR> <BR> I've gotten good at getting my walking in at work, and usually get a good 5000 steps in during the work day. Now I have just got to get more reliable a... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 05:00:54 EST So . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550436 I really don't have much to say today. :) <BR> <BR> Just another day . . . so far. But every day brings new challenges, opportunities, and possibilities. <BR> <BR> So on with the show! <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 05:30:26 EST Not much http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549607 new to add. <BR> <BR> I finally made it back to the fitness center yesterday. It was nice to be able to get a bit of working out done with so few there. It looks like pool isn't very busy also, so may add that back in. <BR> <BR> Have a nice day everyone. Mon, 25 Nov 2013 04:52:10 EST Early to rise . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548817 Yesterday was so busy!! :) <BR> <BR> I liked it, but it kept me up later than I wanted. So now I am a little more tired than I usually am upon waking up, but nothing that a cup of coffee won't help. <BR> <BR> I hope that work isn't to busy today, but on the other hand, if it isn't busy, it will take forever! <BR> <BR> Anyhow, enjoy your day! Sun, 24 Nov 2013 04:39:59 EST Good morning world! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548250 Hope you have a wonderful day! <BR> <BR> Sat, 23 Nov 2013 08:07:11 EST Hello Friday . . my Saturday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5547571 So today is a day off from work. Lot's of things to do around the house. And have to get some more Christmas shopping done, so I can get a package sent off to the folks. <BR> <BR> Busy days are my favorite days . . . even if I do complain about it a bit. :) <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a great day and terrific weekend! Fri, 22 Nov 2013 09:14:05 EST Finally . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546616 . . the end of my work week. It's been a little rough getting used to waking up early again, but now I am pretty used to it. I've always been a morning person, and it feels good. <BR> <BR> So here's to the "weekend"! <BR> <BR> And my yours be a wonderful day . . and weekend when it comes! Thu, 21 Nov 2013 04:43:31 EST Awake even earlier http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5545788 Slowly I am changing my schedule to align with my new work hours. I am a morning person, so it's not so bad . . . yet. :) <BR> <BR> But the amount of work I get done at the job getting in early, makes me feel good. I have doubled my productivity. <BR> <BR> And being able to go to the fitness center after work, before the crowds, is a great plus. <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Wed, 20 Nov 2013 04:37:02 EST Here we go again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5544895 Weeeeeeee!!! <BR> <BR> LOL . . . <BR> <BR> I admit, it's to early in the morning to be thinking of anything to say. But it is time to get ready for the day. So coffee is on . . . and the brain is waking up. <BR> <BR> Have a nice day. Tue, 19 Nov 2013 05:02:31 EST It's Monday . . again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543952 Good morning world! Here it is, Monday morning around 3:00AM and I am up and about. Work has given me new hours - so I will be up early again. <BR> <BR> I have to admit I like these hours, as I get to go to the gym after work, and it is not busy. :) <BR> <BR> It's a positive out of getting up this early. :) Mon, 18 Nov 2013 05:01:14 EST Sunday . . the day of rest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543333 Fore some maybe . . for me? Nope. <BR> <BR> Sundays can be the busiest day of the weekend. Got to finish up everything that did not get done on Saturday. And I did not get much done around the house, as I was trying to get some Christmas shopping done for the parents. So today is going to be a fun filled day of chores and errands. And to make things busier, I start new hours at work tomorrow (much earlier hours) and have to get to sleep a lot earlier tonight. <BR> <BR> Oh well, love a chall... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 10:03:53 EST Here we go again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542548 Saturday! <BR> <BR> One of my favorite and least favorite days! LOL <BR> <BR> I don't have to go into work, but I have a lot of work to do . . . cleaning . . . shopping . . . laundry. <BR> <BR> All the joys of being an adult. :) Sat, 16 Nov 2013 09:30:50 EST Friday . . Finally! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5541665 Let's all have a nice big round of applause for Friday! LOL <BR> <BR> Been quite the week, and now heading into a busy weekend. And snow coming too! <BR> <BR> Well the only thing I can say about snow is . . . the shoveling is a really great workout! <BR> <BR> Hopefully . . . the forecasters are right, and I can get my workout doing something else. <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend everyone! Fri, 15 Nov 2013 07:12:24 EST On the http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5540779 downhill side of the week! Hooray! <BR> <BR> Work has not been particularly busy, but it just feels like it has been a challenge. But even still I continue to find time to sneak in a few laps around the building throughout the day. I'm almost up to 3 miles a day just in walking around the office. Thu, 14 Nov 2013 07:06:00 EST It's . . . Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5539825 Made it to the half way day! Yesterday picked up a bit and was slightly more enjoyable. I do like the busy days at the office, as they tend to go by faster. <BR> <BR> And I got in 2.5 miles walking about . . . Woot Woot! <BR> <BR> Anyways, a great rest of the week everyone! Wed, 13 Nov 2013 07:05:07 EST Only Tuesday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538911 This week is sluggish! LOL <BR> <BR> But even so, I am managing to get a lot of walking done while at the office. Almost walked 2 miles. <BR> <BR> So, I guess I have that going. <BR> <BR> Peace all! Tue, 12 Nov 2013 07:06:15 EST What an incredibly . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5537949 . . . short weekend! <BR> <BR> Well it felt that ways anyhow. I like to keep busy, and this weekend did keep me that. The good thing is that I am usually so busy that I don't have much opportunity to just sit around, watch TV and snack. So the chores of the weekend really help out. <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a great week! Mon, 11 Nov 2013 07:09:53 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5537264 House cleaning day! <BR> <BR> I forgo the fitness center today . . . as all the housework is quite a workout in it's self! <BR> <BR> And it gives a real time since of accomplishment! Sun, 10 Nov 2013 11:11:17 EST A good night sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536480 Does so much! <BR> <BR> It's been one heck of a week . . . and I was so glad for Friday (even if it did turn out to be a Monday 2.0). But a nice 8 hours of just sleep heals so much! <BR> <BR> Time to tackle the weekend! Sat, 9 Nov 2013 10:24:28 EST Wow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535545 Have I never felt so glad to see Friday!! And the strange thing is, this week hasn't been all that busy or stressful. In fact I would say this week was pretty easy, as work weeks go. So why am I so glad it is Friday? Don't really know . . . but I'm gonna enjoy getting home from work today! <BR> <em>334</em> Fri, 8 Nov 2013 07:55:26 EST Another day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5534579 Another chance to keep getting in shape! <BR> <BR> Go ME! <BR> <BR> ;) Thu, 7 Nov 2013 07:17:05 EST Sleepy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533603 Normally I am quite the morning person. But for some reason, this morning, I just want to sleep. But the work thing beckons, and I must wake myself up and get going with the day! Wed, 6 Nov 2013 07:11:05 EST Well . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532621 . . . Monday was a busy day, but that is to be expected. <BR> <BR> It looks like today will be fairly busy too. I like the busy days. They make the work day go by faster. Tue, 5 Nov 2013 07:13:07 EST