DCC_85's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DCC%5F85 DCC_85'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/ I BLEW IT YESTERDAY, BUT TODAY'S A NEW DAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623735 I made a goal at the first of this year to not eat chocolate candy. I didn't cut chocolate out all together (such as I used chocolate in milk and sometimes in my coffee), but eating chocolate candy I stopped. It was hard at first, but after the first week I was on a roll, doing good. <BR> <BR> February 12th I had a hershey kiss. Just one mind you. One is not going to hurt me, and I can keep it in check. NOT-yesterday on the 13th, I worked all day, went to the gym & workout out with my... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 08:30:33 EST October Challenge Day 30 of 31-It's all about attitude! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527234 I was going strong half way through this month's challenge, then got really discouraged. Set out to put some things in motion and plan for this journey. Somehow again I lost my way. But it's not over. It seems like it will never be over. <BR> <BR> Last night is my church small group the discussion was on our attitude and how it is all about what we think and believe. Positive thinkers draw positive people and results. So, I am going to work on changing my attitude on this journey. I... Wed, 30 Oct 2013 09:15:18 EST October Challenge Day 23 of 31-Not going so well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521114 I haven't blogged since day 14 of my October challenge. At least I started. I have not ever blogged before and found I was just keeping a list of things I was doing. Is that what blogging is? I don't know. I don't know really what to put in a blog. I tried to keep consistent. I guess I will just continue forward. <BR> <BR> Today is a wet day. As I sit here at work, I am thinking of what needs to be done and what I need to change. Obviously work needs to be done-LOL, but what I nee... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 08:59:55 EST October Challenge Days 13 & 14 of 31-Frustration setting in! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513583 Sunday Recap (13 of 31 days) <BR> <BR> Had a good day. Church, gym, eating right and drinking a lot of water. Was on the way to give blood after the gym but the office was closed. Was disappointed as I received an email to give today and get a free movie pass. Oh well, there will be a next time. <BR> <BR> <BR> Today (day 14) I am getting frustrated with all this workouts and trying to eat and do right and not see results on the scale. Clothes are fitting the same, but I am not seeing a... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 20:14:14 EST October Challenge Day 12 of 31: Honor your body and rest. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511837 It is such a beautiful day today. Warm with a nice breeze. Today is one of my rest days from the gym. However, I took a walk outside this afternoon-half mile the just stood out on the dock for a bit. It is getting tolerable to be outside now. Fall is truly here! <BR> <BR> Honor your body and rest. I know this is the key but wanting to see results, sometimes I do too much. Resting to me means not doing anything, but that is not true sometimes. Just don’t exercise as much as your norma... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 21:25:53 EST October Challenge Day 11 of 31: Hope to see some results soon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511832 Friday recap: No students today at school-just training all day. Got some work down in the morning and CPR training in the afternoon. <BR> <BR> Completed all activities: <BR> <BR> God’s Word-Reading Psalm 1 in the morning and night. <BR> Water-64 ounces <BR> Exercise-90 minutes of cardio <BR> Food-very reasonable <BR> <BR> So I am very determined in trying to stay within food consumption and what I eat. Staying away from bad sweets. Sometimes it doesn’t happen, but I have cut way back.... Sat, 12 Oct 2013 21:23:09 EST October Challenge Day 10 of 31: ASK, SEEK and KNOCK (Snacking subsiding) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510150 What a busy day today. Workload picked up which is making me not think about snacking or even thinking about wanting to snack. The mind has had other thing to think about other than food. I have been taking a mango shake and whey smoothie for breakfast in the morning for breakfast. It is good and filling throughout the morning. It has been good. I do bring fruit, celery and cheese in case I do get hungry. I do every once in a while eat a piece of cheese if needed. I save the rest for ... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:13:13 EST October Challenge-Day 9 of 31: Not sure what I am feeling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508677 Well, I missed yesterday but posted a recap. <BR> <BR> Today not sure what I am feeling. I got a text at 5am from my Dad wishing me a happy birthday. As I was getting ready for the day and listening to Dr Charles Stanley’s message on the essentials of effective meditation I was thinking of how old I am. Yikes!! Driving to work, I was thinking too, what have I accomplished in life? What do I want to do? Kind of feeling out of sorts. <BR> <BR> So, today is going to be a good day. Fir... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 07:58:21 EST October Challenge-Day 8 of 31: Ooops-where did the day go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508673 Day 8 Recap-Wow! Time got away with me that day. It was a busy day, and didn’t get to blog anything. Usually I could go home and blog something but time got away. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I will recap my day 8: Work, work, work. You all know the way a day at the office goes (in my case school). I was on the go either helping instructors, directing students on where they were needing to go or just answering questions. Shuuu!! <BR> <BR> I spent some time googling some workouts for arms and t... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 07:54:02 EST October Challenge-Day 7 of 31: So far so good. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507076 I have made it seven days being consistent in my journey. Being consistent doesn’t always product results right away. I haven’t noticed much difference in weight, but I know what I am doing, I am achieving consistency. I know results will come soon-I just have to be patient. With all the work I am doing, patience and waiting is tough. I feel I should be seeing something. <BR> <BR> I got a late start on my water consumption. But be assured, I will get my 64 ounces in today. Yesterda... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 14:18:07 EST October Challenge Day 6 of 31: What an accomplishment! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506357 It has been a pretty busy day today. It started out with a great church service and beautiful weather. I usually go to the gym right after church, but I needed to finish 2 loads of laundry and wanted to do some other things around my place. Usually when I put my gym time off until later in the day it doesn't happen. Procrastination is a issue I sometimes have. This time...it happened. Had a good workout this evening. Afterwards, I had a big salad with a zesty lime vinaigrette dressing.... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 21:03:05 EST October Challenge: Day 5 of 31-Another day down. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505516 Day 5 of 31-More fruits and veggies <BR> <BR> It was nice to be outside today-sun was out and was pleasant. Today I went to the farmer’s market downtown. Didn’t find much. I was looking for a fruit I had not tried before. I found a green I had not tried before, but didn’t buy it as I didn’t want to buy it then not like it. I did go to the store and buy some tangerines and bought some other fruits and veggies at another farmer’s market. I have not had them since I was a kids. My siste... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 21:45:43 EST Day 4 of 31-Get the right perspective http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504705 Funny thing happened this morning. I got to work, not just the parking lot, but all the way inside and realized I did not have my lunch. I thought did I leave it in the car? No, Oh no, I left it at home. Thankfully I put it in the frig after I got it together. So, I’ll have my lunch for dinner. LOL <BR> <BR> I have had pain in my left foot for a while now. Finally picked up my records from this foot doctor and just as I suspected, they didn’t say much. I took them to another doctor wh... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 20:24:39 EST Day 3 of 31: Day of consistency http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503379 Consistent: constantly adhering to the same principles, course, form, etc. This is my day to be consistent. <BR> <BR> So far I have been consistent in blogging during this challenge. But it's only been 3 days. Little things that should be automatic to do sometimes is a chore, such as, making the bed in the morning, dishes, picking up, but since I have been on SparkPeople, this things seem to be easier to do. I normally get do the bathroom thing, plug in the iron to iron my clothes, mak... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 10:52:35 EST October Challenge Day 2 of 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5502892 Day 2 of 31 <BR> <BR> Well, I tried to blog this morning, but something was going on with the internet. SparkPeople kept giving me a long script message, so it was taking too long; I had to wait until this evening. Sometimes I won’t be able to get online the same day and I workout after work too. So I will post a recap of the previous day’s accomplishments. <BR> <BR> Recap Day 1 <BR> *In God’s Word-Oh Yes! <em>248</em> <BR> *Exercise-Yes 1 hr. 20 min: 45Min Ca... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 21:16:41 EST October challenge Day 1 of 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501285 So, it is the 1st of October. I do not blog much and sometimes don’t even know what to say in a blog. I have followed a SparkFriend with her blog last month. She is doing a challenge for herself and doing another one this month as well. I thought, I can do that! I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me-Philippians 4: 13. So I will start my 31 day challenge today. I believe if you leave God out of your daily life, things will start to fail. He is my helper, my refuge my s... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 10:51:28 EST Overcome the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486982 So, I watched what I ate (apparently not enough), did stuff around the house and went to the gym Sunday and ran 1.40miles, and ran/walk 2.11 miles (walked and ran 5 minute intervals) and apparently that wasn't enough either. My foot is still bothering me. <em>234</em> No one seems to know what is going on with my foot, either. So I have to overcome this obstacle. I heard this song and it seems fitting. Enjoy!! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Mandisa - Overcomer Lyrics <BR> Artist: Mandisa <B... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 08:42:22 EST FANTASTIC FRIDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484360 Questions for today: Ever wonder why things that are bad for you taste so good? Why do we eat stuff that only satisfies us for a little while rather than eating stuff that will satisfy us for a long time? I know this weight did not come on over night, but why does it take so long to come off? These are questions I ponder over today. <BR> <BR> The end of the week is here. It's been a good week, except I haven't been able to go to the gym much this week. <em>198</em> I have had to wor... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 08:25:25 EST New day start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5480343 Again, I am starting new today. Yes again. At least it's again and not I'll start tomorrow. Exercise is not my problem. I get to the gym and get my workout on. It is the late night snacking. It seems right before I go to bed, I want to get something to eat. I drink water, but that doesn't seem to help. I have trying eating a little later in the evening and that helps me from eating throughout the early evening. I am tired of this eating issue. I don't have much money right now, so I ... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 09:18:24 EST Feeling pretty Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5470587 I have a friend staying with me for the weekend. It was a late night for her last night and I got up and we chatted for a bit. I didn't get back to sleep until after midnight. I got up this morning a little later, but that was OK because I already had my lunch made and only had to run an iron quickly over my clothes. I am feeling pretty good this morning. I hope I can keep the momentum up and not get sleepy to quick today. <BR> <BR> I am feeling pretty good too about snacking in the e... Fri, 30 Aug 2013 07:51:58 EST Don't give up Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5469643 Happy Thursday-the week is almost to the end. I wonder myself, did I do enough this week, too much or just what I needed to get by? This is in anything whether it is work, exercising or anything around the house. You have been given 24 hrs in a day. Time is precious. Once it is gone, you can never get it back. Yesterday is past, tomorrow is not guaranteed, the present is a PRESENT. <BR> <BR> I found that cheese has been curbing my evening snacking. After my workouts when I get home, I... Thu, 29 Aug 2013 08:27:16 EST Know who you are http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5466855 When things get though and I am feeling blue, this song always picks me up. As a matter a fact, it picks me up higher on the brightest days, too. This song speaks so loud to me, the regrets in my life, defeats and whisphers inside me. Knowing I am a child of the One True King, saved, changed and set free...what an awesome feeling. Enjoy ! <BR> <BR> Hello, My Name IS <BR> By: Matthew West <BR> <BR> Whoa Whoa Whoa (x3) <BR> <BR> Hello, my name is regret <BR> I’m pretty sure we have me... Mon, 26 Aug 2013 13:23:39 EST I can't do this on my own! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5463414 I love waking up in the morning with a song in my heart. I really like this song and wanted to share. When you read it, think of the words-I'm finding I can't do this on my own...But, I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. Philippians 4:13. It has been a great day today!! <BR> <BR> Artist: Sidewalk Prophets <BR> Album: Live Like That <BR> <BR> I don’t know where to go from here <BR> It all used to seem so clear <BR> I’m finding I can’t do this on my own <BR> <BR> I do... Thu, 22 Aug 2013 20:00:54 EST Honor your Body http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460108 So last night I dreamt that I was going, going, going. All night, I was going. WOW-I woke up, not feeling tired, but I should have been exhausted. I was listening to Charles Stanley on the radio this morning. He was talking about honoring your body. rest, what you eat, exercising, just how you should treat your body. It was an extremely great message. Our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit. I was thinking of what I ate yesterday and how it was not as honoring as it should have b... Mon, 19 Aug 2013 16:05:58 EST Happy Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457196 Woo Hoo It is Friday!! I and kind of sad as I am having to take a break from my Saturday Morning bootcamp. Even though It is at 6am (which gets my day started) I have had this lingering pain on the top of my left foot. <em>39</em> I really like the bootcamp, team moral and trainers support and encouragement. However, I have to honor my body and work at a lower pace for a bit, which is going to be hard. So I will be at the gym tonight and later in the morning on Saturday. It will be s... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 12:26:49 EST Song in my head-I am wanted! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453749 I pray for God's word to be on my heart. So I wake up with a song in my heart. This morning, I woke up with this song in my head: <BR> <BR> Dara Maclean <BR> <BR> From the day you were born <BR> And took your first breath <BR> You opened your eyes and in came the light <BR> He was watching you <BR> But all of your life you couldn't shake the lies in your head <BR> Saying you're a mistake <BR> Oh but you were made <BR> By a God who knows your name <BR> He doesn't make mistakes <BR> <B... Tue, 13 Aug 2013 09:27:01 EST Have to press on! Today's a new day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5452567 Well, I got up this morning, got on the scale and what did I see...Nothing good. I think my scale is broken, but wait, I put a 10lb weight on it to see if it was right. Unfortunately it was- <em>28</em> . Not only is it right, the dan thing moved the wrong way. Double <em>198</em> -What is going on? I didn't overeat. So why is my scale moving in the wrong direction? I didn't go to the gym yesterday, because of such an intense Bootcamp on Saturday. I needed to rest my body (I feel l... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 08:46:44 EST Have to press on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5452566 Well, I got up this morning, got on the scale and what did I see...Nothing good. I think my scale is broken, but wait, I put a 10lb weight on it to see if it was right. Unfortunately it was- <em>28</em> . Not only is it right, the dan thing moved the wrong way. Double <em>198</em> -What is going on? I didn't overeat. So why is my scale moving in the wrong direction? I didn't go to the gym yesterday, because of such an intense Bootcamp on Saturday. I needed to rest my body (I feel l... Mon, 12 Aug 2013 08:46:44 EST Can you live without your mobile phone for a day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5446119 I went to bed a little early last night. Yesterday-worked, gym then gave blood, came home ate a piece of grilled chicken, watched some Duck Dynasty then went to bed. <BR> <BR> So I got up about 15 min early this morning, got ready for work, the usual-showered, bed bed, got clothes ready for the gym this afternoon, did the dishes and set the DVD. I didn't even notice what was missing. I thought I had even thing. The morning went very smooth. I wasn't even thinking that I forgot anythin... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 08:12:12 EST Energized! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5443698 I don't usually get online on the weekend, because I am on the computer all week. <BR> <BR> Today has been full movement. Elite training (bootcamp) at 6am-Bible study at 9am-shopping until 1pm-another Bible study at 5:30pm. Today, I wrote down things I done instead of things I needed to do. I feel I accomplished quit a bit today. My church is filling containers for children in Africa who are not going to have Christmas. I finished filling 5 containers today. I filled them with some toil... Sat, 3 Aug 2013 23:12:37 EST BE STRONG! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5441070 Ok, so today Chick-Fil-A opened a brand new place on the way to work. Of course it was busy, but I was running behind and couldn't stop. STAY STRONG! <em>104</em> Don't make that turn. <em>234</em> So, a girl from work was talking about the grand opening of the Chick-Fil-A and I told her that there was a drawing for those when slept out over night to win free Chick-Fil-A for a year. Oh Boy, we got to talking so much about Chick-Fil-A that I was wanting Chick-Fil-A for lunch <em>23... Thu, 1 Aug 2013 12:44:53 EST What a goal! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5439491 Last night I caught the show extreme makeover. The contestant was this girl and she had a goal to run a marathon. Of course to loss weight too. Chris Powell gave her a trip to Paris if she met one of the weight loss goals. She did and not only did she go to Paris she did a marathon through the streets of Paris. WOW what a goal! I have been to Paris and it is beautiful. So that got me thinking about what type of goals do I have? I do have some goal, but they are forgotten about as quic... Wed, 31 Jul 2013 09:03:04 EST Need some changes-Looking for suggestions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5438361 It is the end of the month and I am looking for some new changes. Any suggestions that have helped you would be appreciated. I haven't been on SparkPeople for that long, and I see people posting very good goals and stuff. <BR> <BR> I keep a workout log of my gym workouts. I calculate my workout time in the gym (yes, this is actual workout time.) Some people say., oh I was in the gym for 2 hrs today-is that 2 hrs in the gym or 2 hrs workout time? LOL. So I calculate the time I actual w... Tue, 30 Jul 2013 09:41:02 EST Start of a new week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437033 I was pretty busy this weekend. It was the first in a very ling time. Bootcamp training first thing Saturday morning, Bible study afterwards, Hula/Tikki party that afternoon and watched a movie with a couple people at church. It was a fun filled Saturday. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> I got word today that a friend committed suicide last week. Very, Very sad. I was friends with the family. About 10 years ago, their mother passed from cancer. After that the kids stayed with friends of the ... Mon, 29 Jul 2013 08:30:18 EST Fantastic Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433953 Rainy morning this morning. I am happy it is the weekend. <em>224</em> Not much planned. I am bit of a home body. I do need to get out and do more. Yesterday I finally cancelled my landline phone service. I thought. I am paying this money for solicitors to call me and people to call to hang up. So why am I paying this money?? LOL. <BR> <BR> This yesterday and this morning I weighed myself. Both days I was down 1 lb. That is pretty good since I have this bad habit of weighing myse... Fri, 26 Jul 2013 07:57:20 EST Turn it up Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432896 Workout went OK yesterday. I got in my hour, but getting started, boy oh boy! So today, I am still a bit tired, not from working out, just active dreaming. Man, I was going, going, in my dream. <em>198</em> I was getting lost and having to find my way around places. I am attributing this to getting disorientated in Chicago (vacation) with my mom. I have felt bad ever since as my mom doesn't walk that well. I know she was hurting even though we sat and took breaks. Very active dream... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:50:11 EST Hump day Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5431501 So, I had to work late last night. Now I am tired today. Was rushed this morning and running behind. I am trying not to think about being tired, because it makes me more tired. Trying to stay busy at work. So I am thinking about my workout at the gym after work. 2 days ago, I did cardio and arm workout-machines and cables. I switch things up as I like to do different stuff. I am on a bootcamp team call Elite Training Program and a lot of them did a mud endeavor race last Saturday. Fr... Wed, 24 Jul 2013 08:03:17 EST Keep it positive Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430272 So even though I am feeling a bit tired today, I am going to keep my thinking positive. Positive-God has given me another day to live for HIM. <BR> <BR> So I am having to work late tonight as a tester is going to be out & I am going to help out. Positive- a little extra in my check. <BR> <BR> Had a hard workout yesterday, Positive, I wasn't hungry in the middle or end of my workout. I eat a hard boiled egg before my workout, which helped. <BR> <BR> The past is gone, live in the prese... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 07:53:23 EST Somber Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426180 I am glad it's the weekend but disappointed when I got on the scale again this morning. I was up 5 lbs...YUCK! <em>198</em> What is going on? <em>39</em> I workout out at the gym yesterday, mostly weight training. I the middle of my workout I got really hungry. I normally don't eat before my workouts, however, I don't get hungry either. I just read an article to do cardio first, then strength training to burn more calories. I normally do that. Sometimes I only do cardio-it's f... Fri, 19 Jul 2013 08:48:15 EST Boredom eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5425022 How do you stop eating when you are home on the weekends? Or even at night when you get home from work? This is a BIG issue for me. <BR> <BR> I work all day, then the gym after work, home to shower & eat dinner and watch a bit of TV before bed. But it seems like I am hungry around 8pm. On the weekends I do a bootcamp at 6am, home to shower & eat breakfast then off to a Bible study. Afterward when I come home, I sit around and snack. I don't really eat anything before my workouts bec... Thu, 18 Jul 2013 08:14:33 EST Be good to yourself Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5423866 I have been beating myself up about things that have happened in the past week. I know I can not change what has happened, but to learn and live right now. <BR> <BR> Today is a new day God has given you-Start fresh. You can not go back and change what happened yesterday, the day before or even last week. You are only guaranteed this moment, so make the most of it. <BR> <BR> Be good to yourself Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Psalm 118:24 <BR> This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice ... Wed, 17 Jul 2013 07:54:11 EST Tuesday, Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422754 Vacation was relaxing. Got a lot of walking in and a good 1 day cardio workout in too. I got in really late or really early this morning (however you want to look at it), and wondered if I should call in or have taken another day off. I am managing so far. <BR> <BR> So was vacation was really good. Arrived in Grand Rapids & met a lady who was not going to be able to pick up her rental. I suggested the hotel I was staying at. When I got to the hotel, the clerk upgraded my room to a sui... Tue, 16 Jul 2013 08:28:54 EST Wednesday Inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5416439 Last night I caught the Extreme Weight Loss show on TV. It was a 28 yr girl named Jamie. I stayed up to watch the whole show even though it was late for me. What I found inspirational and sad is that this person was chosen by Chris Powell for this amazing transformation. However, it really touched me when Jamie revealed that that would have been her last day on earth. Chris interrupted her plan to end her life. Despair is a terrible thing. Having been in a low place before, it seems li... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 08:35:30 EST What a way to start Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5414003 Monday, July 08, 2013 <BR> <BR> I am throwing a positive spin for the Monday morning blues...Why be blue? God have given you breath this new day. Start it off with positive thoughts. Be blessed you have breath in your lunges, I have a warm (a bit to warm-but never less I work in A/C building) sunshine start of the day-even though rain is needed. Yes, I have eaten some bad stuff over the weekend, but do get discouraged, today is a brand new day-start fresh today. <BR> <BR> Live in the pres... Mon, 8 Jul 2013 07:57:06 EST Wednesday-Hump day or Friday?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409345 I work in the school system, and today Wednesday (hump day) is my Friday. Sorry for those who are having to actually work on Friday (bankers). It's pretty quiet around here-I work year round as a secretary and most of our programs are off right now. It will pick up here-so I am savoring the down time. This morning has started pretty good. No rain yet. <BR> <BR> I have my workout clothes in my car, & looking forward to a good workout today. Yesterday was a good workout too. First day of th... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 07:53:09 EST Scale is back! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408376 I have a scale in my bathroom as most people do. I use to get on it every single morning & sometimes multiple times a day. I didn't get too concerned about the number's as I know weight fluctuates throughout the day & daily, too. <BR> <BR> I was recently challenged to not with myself for 30 days. I took that challenge & for the month of June, I put away my scale and did not think about it the month of June. The last day of June I was getting nervous to pull out the scale on July 1. Throu... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 09:42:19 EST Not sure where to start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5404337 I am not sure where to start. I've never done a blog before. I am 12 days away from a vacation. I usually save my vacation time for the holidays, however, I did not go anywhere last year. Two years ago, I took a day trip from Michigan to Chicago (never been there before). This year, I am going back up to Michigan, visit family and go to the Taste of Chicago. I am very excited and looking forward to this adventure. Fri, 28 Jun 2013 08:18:17 EST