DEEKELLYE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DEEKELLYE DEEKELLYE'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/ Accident http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746216 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1818716558.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Elijah drank too much in the evening last night because he had an accident in his bed and ended up in my bed with a new set of clothes on. When he sleeps with me mom doesn't wake me up before she leaves because in the past Elijah has waken up and not gone back to sleep. It's a little after 7 and he got up at 7 yesterday so I am hoping that Elijah sleeps in until at least 8 this morning. He played with the neighbor... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 08:27:03 EST Possibly Stolen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745494 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l798791486.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Since moving I have noticed that there are quite a few pawn shops around here. I started thinking about going to one and getting money for a couple of pieces of jewelry that a couple of my ex's gave to me. I told mom this idea last weekend. One of my ex's bought me a really pretty dragonfly necklace with purple stones from Sears for my birthday. I never gave that back to him because crap happened and I ended up put... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 08:05:14 EST School Starts Soon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743995 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l651946181.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I registered Elijah for kindergarten at the end of January and as of last week I still haven't heard anything from his teacher or the school. I find out that school starts August 11. So I call the school to see if he's been accepted or is going to another school and I got told that the teachers didn't start until August 7 and didn't get their rosters until then. I was told in January that I'd be called by his teach... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:59:02 EST Conquered Fear http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739865 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2071425667.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have never been a fan of the deep end of the pool. Any pool. I don't like it when my feet cannot touch the bottom. Some part of my foot has to be able to touch the bottom even if it's on my tippy toes. Saturday night Elijah and I went swimming with the upstairs neighbor and he kept trying to grab me and take me into the deep end. I panicked every time. The pools here start at 3 feet and then there is 4, 5 and 7 ... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:37:12 EST 2am Wake up Call http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739157 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l373459538.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday was supposed to be day one of shopping. So my plan was to finish the list and go to the fitness center at some point before mom came home. Mom ended up staying home because she had a classic case of tossing and turning and didn't get to sleep until 2:30. Wish I would have known that when I got up because I would have gone to the fitness center if not a shower before Elijah got up. I hate waiting on mom to... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 08:12:10 EST Blueberry Picking! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737749 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1073217202.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a busy day. We went in the morning to pick blueberries. I was feeling conflicted. Half of me was like blueberries every where must go pick them all and the other half was like stay in this bush until you have picked them all. After a while I started feeling frustrated. There were times I stayed with one bush and there were times I went to different bushes. I told mom that next year I wanted to go ear... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:43:09 EST It Moved!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737161 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1391444899.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's Saturday and the weekly weigh in for the 8 week challenge. This is the 4th weigh in and the scale finally went down. For the first 3 weigh ins I was stuck at 211 and the scale said 210 this morning! I am so excited about it! I have come to the conclusion that it's my diet. I get to pick up a new Biggest Loser DVD I requested the library order today. I can't wait to see what it's like. I am pretty excited abou... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:18:06 EST Refreshed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735620 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1830601614.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This morning I woke up feeling refreshed and like I actually slept for the first time in two or three weeks. It was actually nice. I went to bed at 10 and woke up just after 6 this morning. Elijah woke up before 8 this morning. He was in the bathroom just as I was finishing up my shower. It was nice getting my shower this morning. Elijah no longer has a potty in the hallway. We got rid of it on Friday. He's really... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 21:30:27 EST Tuesday Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734347 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l799044286.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Friday morning I made it to the fitness center and was alone which is the way that I like it. Saturday morning I skipped. I got up at like 6:30 on Saturday and was just tired because we were out late with the party at the park with the church and the fireworks. Elijah spent more time with the firetruck than he did at the park on Friday night. I got my coffee Saturday morning and then got on the computer and then my... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 07:53:14 EST Tiredness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731117 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l880371259.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This morning I am tired. I didn't get much sleep last night. It was after 1 when I finally went to sleep. I read some of my book after putting Elijah to bed. I read a little more than I was planning on reading but that's okay. It's a good book and I cannot wait to finish reading it today. After turning off the light I got settled into bed and in a comfortable position and I was almost asleep when I thought I heard ... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 08:12:03 EST Battle with Feet and Legs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729647 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1556333467.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sunday night Elijah wanted me to sleep with him. I promised him I would last night because I needed to sleep in my bed. It's not that I don't want to sleep with him or I don't like to sleep with him it's just that him and I both have twin size beds and sleeping together is difficult. He's getting bigger and takes up a lot of space. I don't sleep well when we sleep together. On our second walk yesterday he asked me... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 08:05:19 EST Way Too Early http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728831 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1788122896.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My door opens about 6am this morning and it's not mom leaving for work. It's Elijah up and starting his day. Great. Just great. He opens my door and runs down the hallway. How is it that he has so much energy that early in the morning? It was pointless to lay him back down to go back to sleep because he wasn't going to go back to sleep. So I just got up and got my coffee. He went into mom's room. So not in the moo... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 07:42:57 EST Sunday Morning Quietness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728213 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l349950804.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is 7:10 and mom and Elijah are sleeping still. I woke up an hour ago and got my coffee and my shower. I feel so much better after I've gotten a shower. I love showers. It is so nice and quiet this morning. Nobody is outside or driving or blaring their music in the cars. I think the upstairs neighbors are still sleeping. This is how I like my mornings. Nice and quiet and able to think. I am debating on whether or... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 08:39:50 EST Better End http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725423 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1793321360.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Season 4 of Extreme Weight Loss started recently and I missed last weeks episode completely because I didn't know it had come back on. It wasn't on one week because of soccer or some sports season was wrapping up. I was upset about missing last weeks episode. So I set a time on the TV guide app to remind me about this weeks episode and we had got inside from out walk just in time. So I turned it on in the living r... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 07:59:34 EST Monday Morning Quietness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723901 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l964326071.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is really quiet for a Monday morning at 6:30 in an apartment complex in the city. Elijah's sleeping and mom went to work this morning. She left a little after 6 this morning. I am sitting here highly enjoying the quietness of the morning in my bedroom alone. Elijah slept in his bed all night last night. I got my coffee. This is how I love to begin my days. It would be nice if he slept until at least 8 or 8:30 so... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 07:53:33 EST Challenge Starts Today!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722893 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1055114162.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1399079842.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's been a while since I have taken a selfie after a workout but there is my front and my back after last night's workout. I've lost a lot of inches. The challenge starts today. I have weighed in and I am 211. 5% is 10.55. If I lose that weight I'll be 200.45 pounds. I am hoping for an even 200 pounds by the end of the challenge. I know I can do ... Sat, 21 Jun 2014 15:47:46 EST Challenge Starts Tomorrow!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721892 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l283788247.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Last month my neighbor and I get into an argument over the kids and how Elijah doesn't listen and he hits and pushes her kid even tho her kid does his fair share of hitting and pushing. I mentioned that her 2 year old daughter doesn't listen for nothing. She says that her 2 year old listens better than Elijah does. So last night the kids were outside playing and her 2 year old daughter was going up and down the sta... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:32:19 EST Up and Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721142 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2141106047.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Last night I went to bed around 9 or 9:30 and fell asleep pretty quickly. Then at 10:30 I woke up because I had to go to the bathroom. Then at a little after 3 I woke up because Elijah was cold. So he laid with me for a little while and then we weren't falling asleep. He didn't have his dog Humdrum and I was sharing a twin size bed with him. So I decided we were going to talk for a little while and then at 4:20 I ... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 07:05:59 EST Wishful Thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720413 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1491962398.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had let my neighbor borrow my Biggest Loser Boot Camp DVD a week and a half ago to burn and Elijah went over to their apartment one day to wait for her husband to burn it and it turns out that he needed to download a program for it but he didn't feel like doing it that night so I just left it there not knowing when I'll get it back. So a few days had passed and no word of the DVD. So I saw my neighbor this past ... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 07:57:09 EST Monday Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718952 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1198957868.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That's me. I'm a yarnaholic. I love yarn. I'm addicted to yarn. I can never have enough yarn. I finished Elijah's fire truck Latch hook project on Friday like I wanted to. I am taking a break to read some books. I finished one book I started. I think I am going to read books all this week and then work on my flower hexagon blanket and then read some more. I have a ton of books that I have borrowed from the library... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 09:08:15 EST Computer Problems http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717021 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l14001507.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My computer has been retarded the last couple of days. I have three different internet icons on my computer and I couldn't get any of them to work for a couple of days. Glad I have the apps on my phone to track food and fitness as well as do the login spin and the other points. The only thing I can't do on my phone is the bonus spin because I don't have the software or whatever to do it. Wednesday on my way home fro... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 08:03:54 EST Too Early http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714770 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l524333003.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mom gets me up at 6 so I can lock the door after she leaves but before she leaves she sneezes 3 times and out comes Elijah. 6am he wakes up. I'm like seriously? You would think that he would sleep in this morning. He got up at 8:30 yesterday morning. We went for a walk around 10:30 despite the fact that I had 3 loads of laundry to do and the bathroom to clean. We were outside for over an hour. We stopped to see som... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 08:22:25 EST Been Thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713956 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1454926240.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've been thinking about my food and my weight. I got on the scale on Saturday morning just out of habit and I was 212 (probably because of a monthly visitor) and then again last night because I wanted to know how much Elijah weighed (weighs 43.5 pounds) and then mom got on the scale and she said it was my turn. I got on and it said 215 (again probably because of a monthly visitor and it was after 9pm and I have e... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 08:00:58 EST Super Hero http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713304 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1083765425.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I filled out an application for a position in my mom's office. One of the ladies she works with started out at that position and then moved up and was telling my mom about the interview and what they ask. One of the questions would be what super hero are you and why. The only super heroes I know of are spiderman, cat woman, batman, wonder woman, captain America, and a couple of others that I can't remember their n... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 08:55:05 EST Toss and Turn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711917 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l872742587.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Last night we went over to my neighbor's apartment and stayed until 8:45. At that point it was already 45 minutes past Elijah's bedtime. We came home and I put away dinner and Elijah started to fuss. I reminded him that he stayed up until 8:30 last night and didn't fuss. He was fussing because we turned off Spider Man to go to the neighbor's apartment so he could play and we could watch the movie another time. So t... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 08:32:16 EST A Boy and His Dog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711157 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1598032409.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Last night I had a bed buddy again. Elijah's stuffed dog Humdrum said that him and Elijah should sleep with me because I had a nicer and better bed. Elijah rarely asks to sleep with me which makes it tough to say no when he does ask. Last night was the third night he slept with me this week. So after about 15-20 of him asking and explaining and me telling him no I made a deal with him. I told him that since it was... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 09:31:11 EST Bed Buddy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710332 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l826313277.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Monday night Elijah wanted to sleep with me so I let him. Neither one of us slept well because I have a twin size bed. My bed is barely big enough for me to sleep in let alone sleep with somebody else. Last night mom put Elijah to bed so I could watch Extreme Weight Loss and he was out of his bed several times. The last time I just saw these little fingers under my door. So I opened the door and he said he needed h... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 08:25:34 EST Laundry Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708689 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l108275807.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Monday is one of my favorite days. It's my laundry day. Elijah was up early this morning so I got an early start on laundry and I'll be done earlier. That's the only good thing about him getting up about 6 this morning. I borrowed 4 CDs from the library on Saturday. I am downloading 3 of them because I'm not a fan of the one CD. The music is pretty but I'm not a fan of it. One of the CDs has a song that is one of m... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 08:08:34 EST Slept In!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707951 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l484487117.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday we went to the library. I got some cookbooks. A few crock pot books and a glutton free book. I'm curious to taste some of the glutton free recipes. So between now and the time I absolutely have to take the cookbooks back I'll be typing out some recipes. I also got a handful of books to read to add to the pile of books I already have. One of the books is called Death by Diet or something like that. I am go... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 08:55:28 EST Pampered Chef http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707337 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l871988923.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I went to the fitness center during the day with Elijah yesterday because my neighbor invited me to a pampered chef party at her friend's house. I used the treadmill and the weights. I've been using the variety setting on the treadmill usually for 30 minutes and yesterday's was the toughest the variety has been. It went up to an incline of 7. I burned over 200 calories. I was sweating. There were so many things I ... Sat, 31 May 2014 08:48:01 EST Let's try this again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706575 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l289499606.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So I tried to blog yesterday and then when I was adding my last picture it became unresponsive and I clicked out of the one tab and all of the tabs for the internet closed. So I was like alright screw this. Let's see if it'll work today. It's probably my computer. I really cannot wait to get a new computer. A friend of mine came to visit yesterday because he's moving to California. First time I have seen him in alm... Fri, 30 May 2014 07:49:45 EST Rain Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704968 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l630155462.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's raining. It looks like it's been raining all night. Last night was the season premier of Extreme Weight Loss. I missed more than half of it. For the first 40 minutes I was at my neighbors apartment. Then I was able to watch it straight thru until 8 when I turned off the TV to put Elijah to bed and Elijah didn't want to stay in bed so I missed a bunch more of the show. Then I got to sit and watch a bunch and th... Wed, 28 May 2014 07:56:27 EST Interview http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704140 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1110222128.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have an interview in a few hours. Mom's supposed to be at work or at least on her way to work. She said she was going to take the afternoon off for my interview. She normally leaves between 6 and 6:30 and it's 6:50 and she's still in bed. Not entirely sure what is going on but I'd love to get my shower before Elijah wakes up. She said that she's going to the fitness center after my interview. I'll believe that w... Tue, 27 May 2014 08:20:53 EST Happy Memorial Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703390 Today is going to be a good day. Mom is off and I got to sleep in til 7. Rarely happens. Elijah was up before 6:30 this morning. Kid rarely sleeps in any more. I got laundry in. Mom and Elijah are going somewhere later without me and I'm going to the fitness center while they are gone. I'm going to take a book with me and read. I don't like the current book I'm reading so I'm going to stop reading it. I am going to grab one of the other books. I'll be renewing books on Saturday. I checked the... Mon, 26 May 2014 09:48:08 EST Friday Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701277 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1019193396.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This morning I am laying in my bed and I hear the garbage truck inside the complex somewhere. I look at my phone to see what time it is and it's not even 6am yet. Seriously people? At that point I decide that it's probably best if I get up and get my coffee just in case the stupid garbage truck wakes Elijah up when he comes around to this side of the complex. It's 6:30 and mom and the garbage truck are gone and El... Fri, 23 May 2014 07:46:50 EST Missed Call http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700542 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1908304010.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am really proud of myself for the other day when I had the argument with my neighbor. I put in a DVD instead of binge eating. I did the exercises that I could and watched the rest. I went to the fitness center last night and other than maintenance popping in to fix the air conditioner I had the fitness center alone. I was stressing a bit over Elijah getting into things. There was some work done on the weight mac... Thu, 22 May 2014 08:03:18 EST Furious http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699799 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l100297183.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Last night Elijah went outside to play with the neighbor boy. No sooner did Elijah get outside did the neighbor boy push Elijah. Elijah walked away and said something about it. He didn't push his friend back nor did he hit him. They keep playing. Elijah brought out his new rescue vehicle and rescue helicopter and they weren't sharing and Elijah was getting angry and threw the truck because he wanted the helicopter.... Wed, 21 May 2014 08:30:06 EST Mom's Night Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699008 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1916265994.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was really debating on going to dinner and the movies last night with the ladies from my Sunday school class or going to the fitness center. I was going to go to the fitness center instead. My friend's offer to be her date (paying wasn't an issue) and to drive me home got me thinking that I should go so I went. Anybody who hasn't seen the movie Mom's Night Out really should. It is hilarious. I laughed so much la... Tue, 20 May 2014 08:11:35 EST NSV!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697515 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l649589445.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The numbers on the scale have not moved in a few weeks. Sodium is the culprit. I am having problems keeping my sodium down. It was over 2000 last Friday, Saturday and Sunday as well as the last 3 or 4 days. Today is a new day and another chance to keep it down. I for one cannot see where the majority of the sodium is coming from. I'm not eating that much food with sodium in it. I'm glad that I have the Spark People... Sun, 18 May 2014 08:55:55 EST Undecided http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696171 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l381186770.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So I had set my alarms for 4am and 4:30am so I could get up and get my coffee and grab a shower so I could be clean at court this morning. What time did I get out of bed? 5:40am. So I am sitting here on the computer waiting for mom to get her shower so I don't have to listen to her about taking a cold shower so I could get my shower before we go to court. She's planning on going to work after I get done. I am not r... Fri, 16 May 2014 07:36:16 EST Freezing Meat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695465 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1551639835.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So we went to Sam's Club. We didn't go to the one we went to last time because they didn't have products stocked up. We get our meat, milk, my coffee, and pasta/sauce there as well as some other things there. I love the instant savings. I saved like $6.50 last night. I wanted to only spend about $100 but meat and coffee are so expensive. I get the big bags of the Community Coffee because I can buy it two months in... Thu, 15 May 2014 07:52:36 EST What to Say http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694646 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l633185606.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This may be a short blog or may be a long blog. At this point I really don't know what to say. Yesterday I finally sat down and made a plant holder with yarn so that I could hang a spider plant in my bedroom. I've been talking about it for ages. It turned out pretty good. I just hope that the hair bands that I used hold. I don't use thick hair bands in my hair only because they hurt my head and I don't like the way... Wed, 14 May 2014 06:49:56 EST Solitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693932 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l892930618.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I went to the fitness center last night. It was empty from the time I got there to the time I left. Then I sneaked in a quick mini walk alone. Somebody saw me and was like where's the fire chief? I was like he's at home with my mom and the guy's like exercising alone? I told him I was. He had his kids in the stroller to get his exercise in. I loved the solitude last night. I woke up at 5 this morning and crawled ou... Tue, 13 May 2014 07:17:30 EST Not Ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693161 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2114092673.jpg"> <BR> <BR> No sooner did my mom leave Elijah woke up. She had just closed and locked the front door. I was in the bathroom and I thought I had heard Elijah say something and then I heard the TV come on. So not ready for him to be up before 6:30. I turned on Wild Kratts and Curious George is moments away from coming on. I'm glad that it is Monday because I get to go to the fitness center tonight. I so wasn't ready for him to ... Mon, 12 May 2014 08:12:25 EST Almost Ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692461 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l893366202.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I got up this morning and got my coffee and then I got my shower and put lotion on and then picked out my clothes. I am wearing the shirt and the leggings for church. All I have to do is put on the skirt that I picked out. I don't have to be completely dressed right now. It's a little after 7 and we aren't leaving until almost 9 for Sunday school if we are going. I am debating on if I am going to wear make up or no... Sun, 11 May 2014 08:21:50 EST Garbage Truck http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691097 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1122903343.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have I ever mentioned how much I hate the garbage trucks? I really hate them when they come before 8 am and wake up Elijah. This morning Elijah was awake at 6 am because of the garbage truck. I am glad they come but they don't need to come that early. I really hate how 2 of the apartments bedrooms are in the front of the apartment instead of the back of the apartment. In some of the other buildings the bedrooms ar... Fri, 9 May 2014 08:13:01 EST Tuesdays Diasters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689537 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l80767200.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Elijah, for whatever unknown reason, got up at 6:30 yesterday morning and by 8 he wanted to go to the park. He had his book bag of construction vehicles on his back and he was perfectly content going to the park in his pajamas. It wasn't quite out of the 60s yet and wouldn't be until 9 or 10 so I was like I am going to finish this letter so he can get it by Friday. Elijah's dad is in prison and we send each other we... Wed, 7 May 2014 07:59:29 EST Monday's Perfection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5688695 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l845449788.jpg"> <BR> <BR> People usually hate Mondays but I don't. Mondays are my laundry day. I washed, dried, folded and put away loads 1 and 2, washed, dried and folded load 3 and washed and dried load 4. Yesterday we had sunshine and clear blue skies and temps in the 80s and we spent some time outside. When I got the mail a package from the wonderful Pixie was in the box with some tea bags and I had gotten a card from a friend of mine a... Tue, 6 May 2014 07:52:10 EST Early Sunday Morning Start http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686931 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2079942786.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was having this dream that mom took Elijah to daycare and I got in the shower and I thought I heard somebody in the apartment so I finished my shower and got some clothes on and it turns out it's my ex. He said he was hungry and thirsty and knew I wouldn't mind him eating or drinking here. So we start talking and end up in my bedroom. He noticed my ceiling falling apart and being held up by fabric so he put in a... Sun, 4 May 2014 06:42:58 EST Knowledge is Power http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686287 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l131736926.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So I have been keeping an eye on my sodium and the only day it's been over the goal was on 4/26 and the rest of the week it's been under. Today is weigh in day for the challenge and when I weigh in I get on the scale after I got my coffee started and after I go to the bathroom but before I get my coffee ready. So today I jump on the scale and and it said 208. Down 2 pounds. So my conclusion of sodium being the culp... Sat, 3 May 2014 08:26:13 EST