DEEKELLYE's SparkPeople Blog DEEKELLYE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Early Morning Workout <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My neighbor texted me last night and asked if my mom worked today and I told her no and asked why and she asked me if I was going to go to the fitness center in the morning and I told her I'd be there between 6-7 and she said that's fine. I didn't call her because she didn't say anything about it. I got to the fitness center a little after 6 this morning and did 30 minutes on the bike and 30 minutes on the treadmi... Fri, 18 Apr 2014 10:03:27 EST Not Ready for Activity <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Kinda the mood that I am in this morning. Mom left a little after 6 and by 6:10 Elijah was out of bed and full of energy and making noise and it is far to early for all of that. I just want some peace and quiet and some me time this morning. Not really in the mood or ready for his noise and activity level. I know he's not going to nap today so it'll be 8pm when he goes to bed. I love the time before he gets up and... Thu, 17 Apr 2014 07:49:01 EST Tough Love <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I went to the fitness center with my neighbor last night. She didn't know if she was going or if her husband was going when she came over. It turns out her husband didn't want to go because he wanted to get caught up on laundry. Their daughter started to cry because she wanted her mommy. They have a hard time getting their daughter to bed and her staying in her own bed and a lot of times she ends up in bed with th... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 07:06:53 EST It's only Tuesday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yeah that seems about accurate. I've been doing really well with my calorie intake. Yesterday my mom took half a day so I could go take the civil service test for the third and hopefully last time and then we went grocery shopping. We went to Sam's Club and Walmart. We normally go to Sam's Club in Denham Springs but yesterday we went to the one by the Cortanna Mall only because it was right there. We went to that ... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:20:14 EST Weird Dream <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I woke up at 3:30 again this morning but decided not to get out of bed until almost 5. I was having this dream where I was a musician (I am in real life) and I was on a tour bus with other musicians and we had our very own bus driver and our own little bunks to sleep in and it was like 3:30 and we reach this part of the tour where we have to drive thru this wooded area that was almost swamp like and the only way t... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 06:37:34 EST Early Morning Wake Up <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I had my lights out before 8:30 last night but didn't fall asleep until a little after 9 because I was texting my friend from PA. I got up this morning and was like it's gotta be like 2 or 3 and I was close. It was 3:27. I laid in bed for a little while and then got up and got my coffee. When I opened my eyes it felt like my eyelids were glued shut. Weird feeling but it's happened before. I got on the scale this mo... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 05:46:26 EST Stupid Garbage Truck <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I really, really hate when the garbage truck gets here before 9am. Our apartment is close to two garbage dumpsters and 99% of the time when they come at 6 or 7 it wakes up Elijah. Elijah doesn't need to be up that early and I hate when he gets up that early. It just makes for a longer day with less time to quietly wake up for me. All I want is a little bit of peace and quiet and time to myself in the morning with... Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:03:07 EST Fitness Center <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yesterday my neighbor texted me and asked what I was doing later and all I said was fitness center. I go to the fitness center on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays after mom goes to work and Saturday mornings as long as I get up on time and any day where mom doesn't have to work as long as I know in advance. Yesterday was Wednesday and she knows that I go to the fitness center. She wanted to know if I would go between 8... Thu, 10 Apr 2014 08:01:16 EST Good Morning <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have a tendency to over think a lot of things and think of stuff that may never ever happen in a million years. Very bad habit that needs to stop. I finished up a book yesterday. Going to start on another one today. I love to read books. I love how books can take you away from reality for the time being. After I finished reading my book I decided to use the left over yarn from the afghan that I made (as soon as... Wed, 9 Apr 2014 07:06:48 EST Sleepy <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I slept all night last night but I am still feeling a bit sleepy. I'll wake up after my caffeine kicks in. I didn't get up until 6:15 this morning because mom ended up turning off her alarm and she slept until 6:45. At 6:30 when I came out of the bathroom I heard a little voice saying momma, momma. So I went into Elijah's room and he had a bad dream. I laid with him for a little while but I knew he wouldn't go bac... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 08:34:04 EST Storm <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I knew it was going to rain and storm yesterday but I just didn't know when exactly. Elijah and I took a quick walk and ended up turning around and coming home because it was chilly and I felt raindrops. I wasn't about to walk in the rain if it started raining heavier. Some time later the water gates opened and it started to rain. Not a heavy rain that lasts for a short time but a light rain that lasts for a long ... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 07:13:40 EST Guilty or Not Guilty? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I found this pretty little treadmill walking workout and pinned it to my secret try stuff board. The last time I used the computer at the library to print something out I decided to print this out and a few other things to try. I decided yesterday was the day to try this at the fitness center. The speed is 4.0 but I did what was comfortable for me which is 2.5. By the first 10 minutes I had burned 80 some calories... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 07:46:59 EST The Challenge Starts Today!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today is the official start of the 2014 Spring Challenge to lose 5% in 8 weeks. I got on the scale one day this week and it said 210. Then I got on the scale this morning and it said 210 still and I was like perfect. I always get on the scale 2-3 times to make sure it was right. I'm glad I did. The last two times I got on the scale it said 209. I was like even better. So instead of losing 10.5 pounds putting me at... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 06:41:54 EST Long Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Mom gets me up sometime between 6 and 6:30 to lock the door so Elijah doesn't escape. Today at 6:10 she gets me up so she can leave. I get my coffee started and then go to the bathroom. When I come out of the bathroom Elijah is laying on the couch at 6:20 in the morning. I asked him why he's up so early and he says a garbage truck woke him up and that it was a blue front loader. I hate those stupid garbage trucks ... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 08:28:59 EST It's Wednesday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Love this quote. When we moved down here I was all excited about having a bathtub so I can fill it up and sit in it but the bathtub isn't big enough for my boobs and knees to be covered at the same time. I'm really not asking for that much. If I get the opportunity to build my own house then I am going to have a tub big enough for me to be covered to my shoulders and the tub is going to be a little bit wider and l... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 07:12:01 EST I'm A Firecracker!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I got my invitation last night for the 2014 Spring challenge to lose 5% in 8 weeks. I am officially a firecracker! I am so excited. The challenge starts this Saturday and ends 5/31 which is really quite very perfect. Starting today my personal goal is to lose 5 pounds a month. I am currently 210 which is a 2 pound loss from the last time I got on the scale which is really quite perfect. The next 8 weeks my goal is 1... Tue, 1 Apr 2014 07:36:20 EST Monday Morning Quietness <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's already almost 7am and Elijah is still sleeping and mom is at work. It is nice and quiet in the apartment. I'm not sure how long this quietness is going to last but I am enjoying it. Yesterday I got up and got my coffee and since it was Sunday I got in the shower. Then I got my lotion on and got dressed. I decided to take my computer into my room after it being out in the living room for a couple of months an... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 08:16:28 EST Not Waiting <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My upstairs neighbor and I agreed to go to the fitness center today at 7am an I was there just before 7am. By 7:10 he still wasn't there so I texted him and asked him if he slept in and he's like no. He was waiting for his fiance or girlfriend or wife or who ever she is to leave and was like how about 8:30 and I told him that I was already at the fitness center and he asked how long I stayed there and I told him du... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 10:13:12 EST TGIF!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> You would think that I would have an easy time falling asleep last night at 9 since I got up at 3am but no my brain wouldn't turn off. So it was a little after 9:30 when I finally fell asleep. Then I woke up thinking Elijah was at my door but he wasn't and it was only 11:30. My brain playing tricks on me again. I sometimes wished there was an on/off switch so I could turn it off at night and get some sleep. Elijah... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:59:42 EST Hello 3am <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Last night I had an easier time getting to sleep. Unfortunately I couldn't stay asleep, let alone fall back to sleep, after 3am. The sight of 3am on my phone is as unwelcome as an unattractive guy hitting on me. Which I have another one. Fabulous. Just absolutely fabulous. Speaking of unattractive guys I heard the ice cream truck the other day with it's unattractive creepy driver. It's the first time in probably a... Thu, 27 Mar 2014 06:17:34 EST Shooting Blanks <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Since I am a stay at home mom I do that all the time when my first alarm goes off or if it's like 2 or 3 in the morning. Sometimes I fall back asleep and sometimes I don't go back to sleep. Last night was a bit of a restless night. Lights were out by 9:20 and then I tossed and turned until after 11 and then woke up after 3 and then again after 5 and finally crawled out of bed at 5:45. I've been shooting blanks when... Wed, 26 Mar 2014 07:37:29 EST Birds Chirping <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I went to the fitness center. I lifted weights, then did 30 minutes on the bike, then lifted some more weights, then did 30 minutes on the treadmill and then lifted some more weights. A few minutes before I got done on the bike somebody came in and used the treadmill. I didn't feel like going home after the bike and lifting weights the second time so I jumped onto the other treadmill. A few minutes later... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 08:15:41 EST Date Night <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Don't get to excited. Date night last night didn't involve a guy or going places. It involved 2 small glasses of wine, headphones and my keyboard and it was over by 9:30. It is one way I like to relax when I feel anxious or frustrated. It is just me, the headphones, the wine and the keyboard and I don't have to listen to anything else. I put Elijah to bed a little after 8. He had gotten his bath and went pee and b... Sun, 23 Mar 2014 08:05:42 EST Lateness <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I was until at least 10 last night texting a friend of mine so I got up at 5 til 6 which is a little later than what I was planning on getting up or staying up. I get up and get ready to go to the fitness center and I get there at 6:30 and guess what? It's not open yet and it's supposed to be open 6am. Since it was relatively nice outside I decided to sit and wait. At 5 til 7 maintenance comes and unlock the door. ... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 10:27:08 EST Woke Up Early <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Last night was one of those nights if I could have gone to bed at 7 then I would have. I was tired. Elijah and I took a walk around the complex after we finally got our carpets cleaned. Then after mom came home I went to the fitness center and lifted weights and did 20 minutes on the bike and 30 minutes on the treadmill. I didn't want to put Elijah to bed at 7 last night because he wouldn't have stayed in his bed... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 07:06:23 EST So Excited! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I was sitting on the computer last night and my phone rings and it's a number that I didn't know but it was the same area code that I live in so I picked it up and it was a manager at the YMCA. I had put in an application there for something in December. I don't remember what positions I put down but he asked me if I was still interested and of course I said yes and he asked if I was available all week and again I ... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 08:28:28 EST Spring is Almost Here! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Thursday is the first day of spring and I have joined the spring 5% challenge team. I've picked to be on the firecrackers individual team. My goal with the 5% challenges is to lose the 5% and to try out each team there is. I am hoping that the spring challenge will be better than the winter challenge that just ended on Saturday. I have gained and lost the same 3 pounds the whole 8 weeks. Part of that is not exercis... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 07:52:44 EST Friday Morning Quietness <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I did level 3 of the Biggest Losers boot camp DVD last night. Before I started the DVD I had to take care of this huge mosquito. It unfortunately escaped under my door before I could kill it. Then I started the DVD and a few minutes later it comes back in. I couldn't find the fly swatter so I used a scarf my mom made to stun it and then I used a lysol wipe to kill it. Then I resumed my DVD and finished it and went... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:19:16 EST Garbage Truck <img src=""> <BR> <BR> it's 6:50 and I hear the garbage truck in the complex and I hear sirens from either police cars, fire trucks or ambulances. Seriously? It isn't even 7am and there is all kinds of noise? Elijah is still sleeping and does not need to be up this early. I don't like city life at all. I am more of a country girl. My mom is quickly turning into a city girl because she doesn't like the narrow 2 lane roads with all of the ... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 08:24:55 EST Pinched Nerve or something <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Last Wednesday or Thursday my back started to hurt right where my right hip is at. I'm not sure if it's muscle, bone or a nerve but it hurts. It hurts to sit, move, stand, bend and to lay down. I am not entirely sure what is causing the pain but it needs to go away and soon. Mom said it might be my sciatic nerve. Mom ended up staying home yesterday because she wasn't feeling good. I'm glad she went to work today. ... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:23:34 EST Monday Morning <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It is Monday morning and I slept in til 7. That only means mom is still sleeping and not at work right now. It was nice to sleep in til 7 but I am not entirely sure what time mom is getting up and getting ready to go to work or if she's going to work at all which means I have to wait to shower til I find out what exactly she's doing. I don't want to get undressed and have the water running only to have the door pop ... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 09:01:36 EST I Won! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I played the Mega Millions for a chance of $270 million. I checked my numbers this morning and I won a $1. YAY ME!!! So after going to the fitness center and lifting weights I went to the truck stop where I bought the ticket and played for a chance to win $309 million. A girl can dream about winning and what to do with the winnings. First things first if I win tho. I gotta get my credit cards paid off and get a ca... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 08:50:47 EST Weekend is almost here <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The garbage truck got into the complex at 6am and by 6:10 Elijah was up thanks to the stupid garbage truck banging the dumpsters. I really, really hate when the garbage trucks comes before 8 or 9 in the morning. 99% of the time it wakes Elijah up. I am so not in the mood to deal with anybody this early in the morning. I'd put him back to bed but he wouldn't go back to sleep and it'd be a waste of time and only lea... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 07:57:53 EST Slow Cooker <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Used my slow cooker yesterday to make a beef stew recipe I found in one of the cookbooks I borrowed. I added some extra veggies to it. The recipe itself didn't have enough veggies. The recipe called for cloves and I put some in and I didn't like it so next time I'm not going to add the cloves. I need to clean out the fridge and when I do I am going to hand wash a couple of left over containers and freeze a lot of ... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 07:53:41 EST Early Start <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Shopping for clothes yesterday went well. I got 3 shirts and 3 skirts at a store called Stage. I got everything off of the 70% off clearance rack and everything was an additional 50% off of the clearance price. Major score. Going to wash the clothes today after Elijah gets up. I need to do his laundry and the whites. I'd wait to do my laundry til Monday but I want to wear an outfit on Sunday to church and I like m... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 06:11:58 EST Fat Tuesday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So today is Fat Tuesday aka Mardi Gras. It is really cold outside. I for one am tired of being fat. I got up this morning at 5:30 and started to get ready to go to the fitness center. I lifted some weights and then got on the bike and then lifted some more weights. I was going to do like 15 minutes on the bike and then lift weights and then do like 15 minutes on the treadmill but when I looked at the time on the bi... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 08:57:47 EST Stuff <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We moved to Louisiana in November 2011 because of my mom's ex husband and his drinking and his threats. We could have moved to Pluto or to another galaxy and not be far enough away from this guy because he was threatening to come down here which is why we gave him another address. I kept in contact with him for a few months after we moved and he promised to send me my mugs. Well it's March 2014 and I still don't ha... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 07:58:05 EST Birds Chirping <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yesterday and today I have been too lazy to bring my computer back into my room so I've been using it in the dining room which is facing the back of the complex. I have been enjoying listening to the birds chirping. I am such a country girl. I love listening to the birds. I love the quietness and privacy of the country. I don't like hearing traffic or neighbors being so close together. I hate living in an apartmen... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 08:45:52 EST Challenging Challenge <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I got an email from my 5% challenge team with that title and it has some truth in it. It has been a challenging challenge because part of me didn't want to go to the fitness center for the longest time and there were times when Elijah was playing with his friends on the days I planned on going to the fitness center. I've had DVDs for weeks that I didn't do because Elijah would wake up early. My eating wasn't all t... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 09:32:59 EST Accidents <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For most of the week Elijah has been having accidents in his pants and underwear. Monday and Tuesday were the worst days. Wednesday and Thursday he went pee on the potty. I have no idea why he is having so many accidents. He's had at least two accidents today. I've had to wash his clothes twice this week. I am definitely frustrated and tired of changing his pants and underwear several times a day. At age 5 he shou... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 10:57:31 EST Rainy Season <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am thinking that we are now in the rainy season. Not complaining. I'd rather have rain than snow. I love that the temps are starting to warm up. Elijah and I were about to go on a walk yesterday morning but didn't because it was starting to rain. Rain just makes for a long day inside. I am hoping that it stops raining at some point today because it would be nice to get outside for a walk and some fresh air. It wa... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 06:55:09 EST Knock at the Door <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have probably said this before and I know I will say this again but I hate living in the city and in an apartment complex. So much noise and neighbors are far too close together. Last night I was having a dream and who ever was talking told me the next step is a knock at the door. No sooner was this said was the knock at the door. I checked my phone to see what time it was and it was 1:35. What is people's malfun... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 08:39:24 EST Cookie Monster <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We went to the library yesterday and then to Target and then came home. While we were at Target we picked up a package of cookies for the kickball game my Sunday School class at church was having. Most people were too busy playing to eat. I had a few cookies while we were there. I didn't play kickball. I was tired and the ground was a bit wet but Elijah was running around the whole time we were there and didn't wan... Sun, 23 Feb 2014 08:45:05 EST Reset <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I was trying to listen to a song on YouTube on my tablet last night after I put Elijah to bed and the YouTube app kept crashing. So I decided to test out another app and see if it crashed and after a while it did so I decided to do a factory reset and start all over again with the apps. Last night it didn't want to get past the last opening screen so I just turned it off and went to bed before I threw my tablet. Th... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 08:25:20 EST Smoothie <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So my sister puts almond milk and oatmeal in her smoothies. Since I like to try new things I decided to try the almond milk and oatmeal in my smoothie. I am not crazy about the almond milk by itself but it's not bad in a smoothie. Any way I could possibly pack more nutrients in a single smoothie and still have it taste good I am going to do it. Yesterday I made a green smoothie. I put in a can of mixed fruit and so... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 08:48:02 EST Quiet Morning <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Mom is still sleeping which is why I was able to sleep until 6:40. I am not entirely sure if she's going to work late today or if she's not going to work at all either because she's not feeling well or it's Presidents day (she works for the state). I'm not about to wake her up and find out because I am sitting here enjoying the peace and quiet while it lasts and I'm loving the peace and quiet. Speaking of working ... Mon, 17 Feb 2014 08:45:47 EST Love Affair <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We went grocery shopping Friday and yesterday. Mom told me that she wasn't going to get any more Cheetos because she wanted to lose weight. While shopping at Sam's Club mom grabs a bag of Cheetos. I knew that she was going to do that and didn't have the will power to not get them. At some point in the last week I decided that I wanted to bring in applesauce for my Sunday School class since we eat breakfast in my c... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 07:34:37 EST Mission Accomplished <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I got the carpets in the living room and dining room cleaned with the carpet cleaner, washed two loads of dishes in the dish washer, washed some by hand, cleaned out the fridge and took out the trash, donated blood, finished a book, started a new book and typed a few recipes out. It only took one person to find a vein when I donated blood last night. Last time it took three people. I did drink like 8 bott... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 07:53:15 EST Check List <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I finally have virus protection on my computer. I got a call supposedly from Microsoft saying there was a trojan on my computer and something else wrong with it. They offered to fix it and put this protection on my computer that had 4 programs to it. A 1 year plan was $149. A 2 year plan was $199 and a lifetime plan was $299. Don't have that kind of money nor do I have a credit card or bank account to pay for this... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 08:38:42 EST Weekend Update! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Elijah's birthday party was on Saturday and he had so much fun. One of our neighbors couldn't come because they already had a party to go to but they stopped by to give Elijah a present before they went. One of our other neighbors didn't come either because she was at work but her roommates were supposed to bring her son over but never did. Everybody else came tho. Elijah played with the kids and really liked his p... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 08:52:41 EST