DAWNWATERWOMAN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DAWNWATERWOMAN DAWNWATERWOMAN'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/ 1st Quarter 2014, reporting in.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5662177 1st quarter of 2014 complete. Since Jan 1st, I have lost 13 pounds. That is only 3.88%. However, I am NOT going to stress over it. I am losing and that is a happy thing. I have set the goal for the 2nd quarter's loss to be 5%... which will make my July 1st goal: 305. We'll see if I can get there. I sure hope so. If nothing else, I am determined. <BR> <BR> My focus for the first quarter of the year has been to MAKE A HAPPY DAY. This means that I have been focusing on being happy & CHOOSING... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 22:53:17 EST Count your blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656577 Today has been another good day. I am feeling good about my food plan & about my life. My caloric range is low & has been staying in range for quite awhile now. That makes me happy. My carbs are good today. As I said yesterday, they have been at 20 or below since Feb 25th except for 9 days. A couple of those days it was just 21 or 22. The highest day was 38 carbs. I am thinking that since the major culprits on the high carbs were either tomatoes or Brussels sprouts, I don't have to spend too ... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 22:19:18 EST Gratitude... 3/24/2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655740 Since I wrote my last blog, I have had a lot to be grateful for. Frankly, I am blessed and am able to find more to be grateful for than most folks. I'm still filling my "gratitude jar" for opening on New Year's Eve and I never cease having full pages of what I am grateful for each day. <BR> <BR> I arrived home safely after little problems on the plane. The ironic thing was that I had the same exact flight attendant. That was funny. Happily, my friend Kathy was waiting for me when I arrived ... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 21:58:13 EST More Pittsburgh trip, 3/19/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651659 Yesterday was another good day here in Pittsburgh. Deb had to be at a work luncheon, so I got to get all my laundry done & do some Sparking while she was gone. Then Deb picked me up & we headed into the city to pick up Di. Next stop, Alter Ego Tattoo Shop where Deb's daughter's boyfriend, Red, works. Yep, I got a tattoo. Once upon a time, Deb got a SPARK tattoo. I really loved it when she showed it to us on her blog. Once I saw it in person I knew that not only did I still really like it....b... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 14:41:13 EST Pittsburgh trip... so far... 3/18/14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650811 It's about time that I should write another "catch up" blog. The GOOD news is that I have not been avoiding posting because of any crisis or the fact that I am "hiding" from Sparkpeople because of a slip or anything of that nature. Franky, I have just been really busy & my life has been going so GREAT that I have just not been able to slow down enough to blog about it. I'm blessed with some alone time today so here I am, sharing a "catch up" with you. <BR> <BR> First of all, let me just say... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 13:38:03 EST Another "catch up" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643220 Friday we had a big snow/freezing rain/sleet storm. It put the cabash on my Church retreat. I already had a substitute all lined up for work, and she really needs the money so I got a free weekend. I've spent the weekend relaxing, putting together puzzles, Sparking, talking on the phone, watching tv shows that I have had on DVR & never made enough time to watch. I've also been getting ready for my upcoming trip to Pittsburgh. I'm so excited that I don't know what to do with myself. I've been ... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 22:22:26 EST March 6, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641763 Today has been a wonderful day. I taught 3 hours of water aerobics this morning. Then my friend, Selda, picked me up & took me to her house where she fixed a wonderful (clean) lunch based on my food plan. We had a lovely visit. Then she cut my hair. It looks really great considering that she is not a hair dresser. We had fun. She took me by the drug store to pick up a prescription before taking me home. We were trying to beat the sleet/snow that we are supposed to get tonight. It's snowing ri... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 23:52:23 EST Playing Catch Up... March 5, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640728 Where does time go? Seems that I am always finding myself looking at my blogs and asking "How did I miss posting a blog?" It is my intention to blog daily. I do much better on my program when I DO. Then, time just seems to fly past me & I don't get it done. <BR> <BR> Off the top, let me say that Day 3, 4 & most of 5 (the day isn't over yet) have been SPOT ON, clean NO STARCH NO SUGAR days. I am really loving my food plan. The flu-like symptoms of detox are gone, along with the headache. I a... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 19:18:42 EST March 2, Day 2 clean: NO STARCH NO SUGAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638045 It's been another great day. Church was good this morning. I spent the rest of the day teaching swim lessons at the Ypool. Now I'm watching the Oscars. I LOVE IT! My food has been good today. Clean, 8 carbs. I'm happy. We're expecting a storm tomorrow. Here's to hoping that all will go well & it may pass us by. <BR> <BR> Bright blessings to you all. Sun, 2 Mar 2014 21:23:10 EST March 1st, Day 1 clean: NO STARCH NO SUGAR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637483 Today was a long and busy day. I taught swim lessons all morning. Had a nice brunch with my husband. Went back to the pool to teach more afternoon lessons but had some children call out... then had some digestion issues and had to come home. Thankfully, my friend Paula was there to teach my 2pm & 3pm classes for me. She is a real blessing. This afternoon I came home & between bathroom time and napping pretty much just let the afternoon slip away from me. This evening I have been sparking a LO... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 09:05:57 EST Day 5- regrouping & recommitting to DAWN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636459 Today has been a very LONG but successful day. I taught 6 hours of water aerobics & 2 hours of swim lessons. I'm VERY tired. My calories burned are high. My food plan is doing fine. Everything is within my SparkTracker range except the fat which is high. This food plan seems to run with a high fat. Oh well, the beat goes on & I am happy that my carbs are just 16 when I am allowed 20. Tomorrow I will begin at Day 1-Food Plan because I will NOT have anything off of the given food plan. IE: Toda... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 22:16:05 EST Day 4- regrouping & recommitting to DAWN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5635668 It's late & I'm pooped. I taught 4 hours of classes today. I stayed on target with my "NO SUGAR-NO STARCH" food plan. I'm pleased with my success. Tomorrow is my LONG LONG day at work. I have already packed my breakfast & lunch for the day. I will be at the pool from 6am-8:30pm. I was hoping that I would get my van back tomorrow but I don't know how in the world that I will be able to get over to get it with all the classes that I teach.. SO.. I guess that I will have to get it on Monday if i... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 23:17:06 EST DAY 3- regrouping & recommitting to DAWN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634832 Today has been another really good day. My food is clean & I got in 2 hours of exercise. I had a nice lunch with a good friend. We talked a lot about my new food plan & how I feel about it. My Serious Sisters helped me to figure out the new food plan AND how to fix my nutrition tracker to help track a LOW CARB food plan. I don't really understand how it works but it's working. My total carbs showed 33 but my "low carb" number was 12. I am not sure yet why they are different but I am hoping t... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:07:21 EST Day 2- regrouping & recommitting to DAWN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633782 Today has been a good day. My food is clean & I got in 5 hours of exercise. I had a good OA meeting tonight. I am feeling good about myself, my program and my recommitment. I am more determined than ever to stay on task & find success. I am so grateful to Spark People and to all of my Spark Friends for the support & inspiration that is offered here. Thank you for being on the journey with me. Bright blessings to all. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 21:24:57 EST Day 1- regrouping & recommitting to DAWN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632975 When 2014 began, I made up my mind to make this my best year ever. On Jan 15th, I turned 55 and DID have the best day ever. Since then, for whatever reason, I have been in a bit of a "funk". While I push myself to stay grateful, it seems that depression has been pulling me deeper and deeper down into the abyss. That makes me go crazy AND crazy for Dawn mean.... compulsive overeating. I am so sad to admit to the fact that I have been eating out of control. Blows my abstinence all to pieces. B... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 22:50:49 EST The BEST DAY EVER, 55 & still alive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5595272 Today has been really quite perfect. I woke up before the alarm. I was in the pool for 5 hours, teaching 4 water aerobic classes & 1 swim lesson. Then I had a wonderful "adult swim lunch" with my very favorite swim friends. There were 17 of us, including my husband and we had a grand time. I got gifts, which I was NOT expecting. Then I took Paul to work & went back to the pool to teach another private swim lesson. Then it was home to relax & watch tv & nap. My family fixed me a favorite meal.... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:19:58 EST A team challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5592950 On one of my teams, we have an optional daily challenge. Today's challenge, should we choose to accept it is: WRITE A BLOG. Here I am! <BR> <BR> I've thought a lot about my last blog about What makes me happy. Honestly, I am a pretty happy person overall. I posted about the memory/gratitude jar that I am doing for 2014. Someone else I know said that they were not doing it because they were worried that they couldn't find something positve every day. Funny, when I consider my life and all... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 22:06:27 EST Jan 7, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586261 WHAT MAKES ME HAPPY? <BR> <BR> There are so many answers to this question. Basically, I am a happy person. My family makes me happy. Watching the grandchildren, listening to them, playing with them, all makes me happy. Being at the pool makes me happy. I am blessed to love my job and the people that I deal with... both co-workers and participants in my classes... all that makes me happy. Seeing the sunset or sunrise, makes me happy. Watching snowfall makes me happy. Good movies, good books, ... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 22:38:21 EST A year in review: Jan 2013-Jan 6 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584776 It's been way too long since I last blogged. I thought that I would take some time to put together and summary of 2013 & then talk about my goals & thoughts about 2014. I'm also going to include pictures to help you see how my year went. <BR> <BR> 2013 began the same way all of my years have begun as long as I remember. A tradition that my mother taught us from a very young age, was the act of banging pots & pans together to ring in the new year. As long as they have been doing the New Year... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 19:34:39 EST Positive that I can't seem to keep caught up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524942 I have kept notes for a blog, but then I get so busy that I don't get it posted. I have remained focused on the positives in my life & counting my blessings. I am grateful for more than I will ever be able to write about. Here's a brief "catch up". <BR> <BR> OCT 16: Grateful for my sister who celebrated her anniversary birthday on this day. <BR> <BR> OCT 17: Weigh day with BLC. Grateful for my weight loss. Positive, lost 5 pounds this week. <BR> <BR> OCT 18: Grateful for the joy that I ... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 20:51:09 EST Positively Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514624 Once again, I am behind on my blogging & my positive list. So, I'm playing catch up again! <BR> <BR> Sunday, 10/13, was a great day. I had a good time at church. It was an excellent sermon as always. Afterwards, I picked up DH from work & came home to relax. The most positive part of the day was that I stayed home from work and had another day of REST. Another positive was that I got my Lovely Limes newsletter done & am very proud about how it turned out. I really love my BLC team & try to ... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 21:17:45 EST Positively catching up!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511945 I'm still focusing on the positives, even if I have had a busy week & been too tired to blog as often as I'd like. My last blog was on Tuesday, 10/8. <BR> Wednesday 10/9 was a really good day. I took care of myself because of my coughing & did NOT go in & teach my 6am or 8am classes. It is a big deal when I take the time to REST. I need to do that more often because my cough gets really rough at times. Between the allergies that I have and the asthma really can get me down at times. The pos... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 23:25:21 EST A positive day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508433 Today has been a good day. I'm tired but happy. I am still coughing quite a bit, actually more than I was... but I am feeling MUCH better. I'll just deal with the cough for now. That's the way it is for me. My asthma always gets involved and a cough always follows. Oh well... it will all be fine. <BR> I got up early & taught my 6am deep water class. Then put out all my equipment for the rest of my classes for the day. I did some extra workout for myself afterwards. Then came the first of my ... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 22:31:05 EST Positive blogging, a catch up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506451 Okay. I am behind on my positives. I'm sorry about that. I've been sick & trying to catch up on rest & sanity. LOL <BR> <BR> Oct 3: My positive is that when I got the chills & felt like crap, instead of pushing myself to work.. I asked my friend Paula to teach my classes & she agreed. I had already taught the 6am class & got the chills really bad. I felt much better after resting & taking care of DAWN. That's all part of my "loving Dawn healthy" and for the 3rd.. that was a win. <BR> <BR> O... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 22:47:10 EST Positive Blogging... thanks Deb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503028 My friend Deb (Be-The-Change) has challenged herself to post something positive daily for the month of October. I am going to match that challenge. I missed yesterday but I do have a good positive to share for 10/01. <BR> <BR> My Oct 1st positive was getting good news from my cardiologist. 2 weeks ago I had to get an electrocardiogram. Last week I had to wear a Holter Harness/ heart monitor. I've been waiting for the results and got the call from the doctor's office on the 1st. My doctor so... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 23:30:36 EST Happy to be blogging again.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499498 Many of you have sent me goodies & spark page messages commenting on the fact that I have not posted a blog in awhile. Thank you for the love and support. It made me feel good to get your messages. I appreciate it. <BR> <BR> To be honest, I have not been doing "great" emotionally. I'm frustrated about this 8 week plateau. I'm stressed about some health issues that continue to be a nuisance. Don't get me wrong, I am still grateful & blessed. I'm just not feeling on top of my game. <BR> <BR... Sun, 29 Sep 2013 18:05:44 EST Sept 14 & 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486651 Sept 14 <BR> <BR> I'm overtired and feel like I'm getting sick. It's been a busy day. Got all my new classes started. We had a good time. I taught for 5 hours today. I really enjoyed myself. I got a nice nap during the afternoon. Watched some tv & did some Sparking. My food was high, my exercise was even higher. I am happy with my plan of action today. <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> Day 380 Loving Myself Healthy <em>248</em> <BR> Day 180 Facing the Mirror with I LOVE YOU <em>... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 22:06:04 EST Happy Friday the 13th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485023 Sept 12: <BR> Today was a VERY busy day. I taught a 6am Deep Water class, exercised for a week on my own, showered & headed to a 9am Cardiologist appointment. That went alright. I have to go back next week for an echocardiogram and then the following week I'll be fitted with a Holter Harness for 48hours. We'll figure this all out. After the appointment I rushed back to work & taught 2 more hours of classes. Then it was lunch with a couple of friends, home to collapse. I got a lot of Sparking ... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 23:50:01 EST Sept 11th.... remembering http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5483173 Today is a day of remembering. My prayers go out to all of those who lost loved ones during the 9/11 disaster. My prayers go out to the WORLD because we were ALL affected by the tragedy. Nothing will ever be the same. I believe that LOVE is the answer. My prayer is that people will love more & judge less. <BR> <BR> Today has been another good day. I worked for 4 hours, then went to lunch with a friend. Came home & took a nice long nap. Went back to work and taught another class & did about ... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:02:02 EST Sept 10th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482173 Today was a good day. A long but very good day. I taught 6 hours of classes. Then had a nice lunch with DH & some pool friends. Came home & did some Sparking. Had a good OA meeting tonight. Watched AGT with the family, after watching the President speak. Now it's time for bed. I need to be in the pool by 7am & I have 4 hours to teach in the morning. <BR> My food is a little high today. 65 calories over. My exercise was VERY high today. I am happy with my plan of action today. <BR> ~~~~~~~~~... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 23:27:54 EST Sept 9th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5481040 Other than a bit of a stomach issue, I've had a great day. I'm convinced that it's because of some salad dressing that I used at lunch. I had brought it home from a restaurant several weeks ago & had it in the fridge. I thought it would be okay but NO... been in the bathroom on & off ever since eating. However, I had a great day before hand. I taught 3 hours of classes & then had my audiologist appointment. That went pretty well too. I am suffering from slight hearing loss which is probably w... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 21:42:21 EST Sept 8... Happy Grandparents day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479894 Today has been a good day. I'm tired but happy. I went to church this morning. None of the rest of the family made it. We are still studying 1 Peter. The series is called "Be Hopeful". It has been just what I needed lately. After picking up DH from work & headed over to the pool to work myself. I taught 2 hours of classes. It was a fun afternoon because all the lifeguards were there practicing scenarios. It was fun to watch all the scenes that they came up with. At one point 2 lifeguards star... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 20:56:12 EST Two more days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479031 Sept 6th <BR> <BR> Today was another busy day. I ended up working 7 hours in the pool. I'm tired and ready for bed. My food was high. My exercise was VERY high. I am happy with my plan of action today. <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> Day 372 Loving Myself Healthy <em>248</em> <BR> Day 172 Facing the Mirror with I LOVE YOU <em>248</em> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> <BR> Sept 7th <BR> <BR> Today has been much better. I slept late. I've relaxed. I taught a deep w... Sat, 7 Sep 2013 22:01:38 EST Two Busy Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5477208 Sept 4th: <BR> <BR> Very stressful but good day. I had not talked to people about it much, except for my closest friends, but I had some scary issues & needed a diagnostic mammogram done yesterday. It seemed to take forever. They were an hour behind schedule & then I had to wait an hour to see the doctor after the mammogram had been read by the radiologist. That was a good thing because apparently all I had was an infection. The doctor assured me that the mammogram was good & that I did not ... Thu, 5 Sep 2013 22:05:29 EST Sept 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5475146 Today has been a really busy day. I've been a bit stressed & I like to work when I'm stressed out. I had a great 6am Deep Water class this morning. Then I did an hour of deep water workout on my own. I taught an adult swim lesson after that & then 3 hours of water aerobics following. 6 hours total in the pool, MY HAPPY PLACE! A bunch of my water friend took me out to lunch afterwards & then I went home to chill for a little while. One of my OA friends picked me up for coffee before our meetin... Tue, 3 Sep 2013 22:47:14 EST Sept 2nd, Happy Labor Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473977 I have had a great day. Busy as usual. Did a lot of Sparking. Taught a deep water class. Went to my granddaughter's house for a wonderful Labor Day celebretory meal. Came home to do more Sparking. Now it's time for bed because I have to be in the pool by 6am to teach a new Deep Water class. <BR> My food is high but not outrageous (potato salad..yum!) and my Exercise is good. I am happy with my plan of action today. Bright blessings to you all. I hope that you had the best Holiday weekend EV... Mon, 2 Sep 2013 21:49:52 EST Sept 1st... Welcome September... 4months to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5473020 Today has been a good but busy day. I'm tired now but very grateful for so much. Church was nice. Our pastor is doing a series on 1 Peter that is focused on "Being Hopeful". That's exactly what I need right now. Had a fun potluck after church. My "daugher" & her friend and the granddaughters were there. I got some great hugs from them & really needed them. I taught class this afternoon. Unfortunately, I got thundered out after 45 minutes but at least I got some good exercise in. I also did a ... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 22:48:36 EST Aug 31st.... Still Loving Myself Healthy after 365 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5472340 Today was a good day. I took it easy on myself. I got up & delivered DH to work, headed to Walgreens to pick up the vitamins that I have been out of for 3 months, went to the Y & taught an hour of swimming to a wonderful autistic child that I work with. (I teach 4 of these precious children in one-on-one lessons & they just love the warm water of the therapy pool. I just love THEM!) After that I met my "daughter" & her little family for Brunch. My eldest granddaughter had been crying earlier ... Sun, 1 Sep 2013 08:44:38 EST Aug 30th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5471254 Too tired to post. I wanted to. It's been 1 full year that I have been working on LOVING MYSELF HEALTHY!.... Guess what, I am loving myself tonight by going to bed. I am exhausted. My food is high. My exercise is high. I am happy with my plan of action today. I'll write much more tomorrow. I'll have more time & be less tired. Sweet dreams! <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> Day 365 Loving Myself Healthy <em>248</em> <BR> Day 165 Facing the Mirror with I LOVE YOU <em>248</em> <BR... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 22:07:13 EST Aug 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5470398 Today has been really busy. REALLY busy. I'm overtired and not feeling great so I am going to bed. My doctor thinks my new caloric range is too low. Today I agree with her. I went over my caloric range by about 400 calories... it was about 2100.... Oh well... My exercise was VERY high today. I'm happy with my plan of action today. I'm going to bed. <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> Day 364 Loving Myself Healthy <em>248</em> <BR> Day 164 Facing the Mirror with I LOVE YOU <em>248<... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 23:14:22 EST Aug 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469401 Today has been a good day. I got in almost 4 hours of cardio & 30 minutes of strength. My doctor's appointment went as well as to be expected. I have lost 35 pounds since the last time I saw her, so that was good. I am being sent to a cardiologist & am waiting on some blood work. I am happy that she scheduled my mammogram. I'm tired & need to go to bed. <BR> Tomorrow is going to be another busy day. But then again, they all are, aren't they? My food is good. My exercise is good. I am happy w... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 23:09:46 EST Aug 27, good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468417 It was a good day. I am tired. I have a doctor's appointment in the morning after teaching 2 classes. Then I am going to see an attorney with my "daughter" to deal with her recent issues. Then I will hopefully be getting a hair cut. Then it's babysitting the girls & teaching more deep water at the outdoor pool. <BR> Today I got in 6 hours of water aerobics. My food is within the new lower range. I admit that I am hungry. Tomorrow I will begin my NO MORE SODA regime. I only drink sugar-free s... Wed, 28 Aug 2013 00:06:15 EST Aug 26th, ReSet... reaching for 25! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467368 Today has been a really good day overall. I got up & taught 2 hours of classes this morning. I had a nice lunch with a couple of pool friends. Then I came home & spent time with my youngest granddaughter while doing some Sparking. Then it was time to babysit the older two granddaughters. After they ate their dinner, we headed over to the outdoor pool where I did an hour of water jogging before I taught an hour of deep water aerobics. It was a small turn out but we had a nice class. I dropped ... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 23:24:52 EST Aug 25th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466292 Today has been a good day. I slept late. I picked up DH from work & dropped him at home. No one else was awake so I went to church alone. My granddaughters were supposed to come with their mom but they never showed up. The service was good. We continued our study of 1Peter. Basically the message today was that we are all in this together and together we can do great things. SparkPeople has proven that to me. I am grateful for the message today. After I came home & had a yogurt it was time for... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 00:02:53 EST Aug 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465288 Today has been a good day. I stayed within my food limits. My exercise was good. I slept in this morning when my legs hurt & I felt exhausted. That's taking care of ME. I enjoyed teaching swim lessons this afternoon. We enjoyed a movie at home with the family. We watched Jurrasic Park. My grandson wanted to & we all like it so we agreed to watch it tonight & the next two Saturday nights will be Jurrasic Park 2 & 3. My DH says that they are getting ready to make a Jurrasic Park 4. That will b... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 22:55:34 EST Aug 23, Don't worry, Be happy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5464528 Today was a good day. I taught for 4 hours this morning. I tried to teach this evening but we had a horrible thunderstorm with incredible lightning and I only got 30 minutes in. Oh well. In between time I babysat the granddaughters for a bit, dealt with my son's attitude issues, watched Peppa Pig (ALOT) with the baby, Did some sparking, and watched some mindless tv. My food is good. My exercise is good. I am happy with my plan of action today. <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> Day 35... Sat, 24 Aug 2013 00:07:31 EST Aug 22nd, Don't worry, Be happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463595 Really. <BR> <BR> Today has been a pretty good day. Excellent classes this morning. Fun lunch with DH & several ladies from the pool. Babysat that granddaughters. We went to the pool. Got in 30 minutes of water jogging while waiting for Aqua Zumba to start. Then it thundered. We tried to wait it out but eventually the pool closed & we went home. Dropped the girls off & then came home myself. We watched some tv as a family. Life is good. My food is fine. My exercise was good. I am happy with... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 23:47:00 EST Whoops, missed a day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5462540 Tuesday Aug 20th.... busy day. Food was good. Exercise was high. I fell asleep before blogging. Sorry <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> Day 354 Loving Myself Healthy <em>248</em> <BR> Day 154 Facing the Mirror with I LOVE YOU <em>248</em> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> Wednesday Aug 21st...another busy day. VERY GOOD day. I taught 2 hours this morning & then went to our Adult Swim lunch. That was a lot of fun. Picked up DH from work. Babysat the granddaughters. Went t... Wed, 21 Aug 2013 23:06:30 EST Aug 19th, Don't worry, Be happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460378 Today has been a pretty good day. I taught 2 hours of classes this morning. Things went smoothly at the pool. There was a problem after class but that got smoothed out. Weird. My boss later closed the outdoor pool because of rain. After I had posted a message to all my students, the rain stopped & it turned out looking beautiful. Oh well, I needed the break. I spent some good time with my granddaughters. I also bought the files that I wanted to use for the punch cards at the Y. I now have the... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 21:31:40 EST Aug 18th, Don't worry, be happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5459347 Today has been a peaceful day. I did manage to get my desk area cleaned & organized. I cleared up the floor in front of my dresser so that I can get into it now. All I need is for DH to move his stuff now & we'll be in business. I have been wearing the same rotation of clothing for months now because he put a mountain in front of my dresser when we got our new bed. He is going to HAVE to move the last of his stuff. I've lost enough weight now that I need to move down a size or lose my britche... Sun, 18 Aug 2013 23:11:40 EST