DGFOWLER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DGFOWLER DGFOWLER'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/ It's Finally Friday! WooHoo!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769172 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1031903027.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I want to talk about fleas. Yes you heard that right fleas. They seem to be pretty pesky this years and my poor dog looks like he has a mohawk he has eaten that much of his hair off of his body. Scoobies a big dog about 100 lbs and he looks so funny right now. We have done front line and pills but they aren't helping much. I ran a cross a great article How to Get Rid of Fleas Naturally which you can rea... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 07:01:42 EST Thank you Sparkers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768530 I wanted to thank everyone for stopping by my blog "Name five non-scale victories you have accomplished" and making it a featured blog. The results are in and many people do not just rely on those scale numbers. Whew!!!!!!!!! What a relief. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> So today is a blessing. I'm up! I'm awake! I'm ready to seize the day! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l987457078.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had also forgotten that I have a three day weekend coming up... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:12:41 EST No matter how slow you go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767859 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2087732098.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So I'm checking out all of the Spark e-mails this morning and noticed the above pictures (thank you SP) in one of them. And I got to thinking about the entire concept behind SP to begin with and how SparkGuy says: "10+ fitness minutes--done consistently--can transform your life. This is the top strategy I used to create the SparkPeople program" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l645657... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:16:18 EST That's all I've got to say about that!!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767123 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l648415814.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 'Nough said!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a blessed Tuesday everyone ~ Donna Tue, 26 Aug 2014 06:32:54 EST Are you friends / family making you fat? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766490 Okay.. so I'm reading the spark articles this morning and one of them was an article on if our friends / family make us fat (here's the link) <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/nutriti<BR>on_articles.asp?id=909 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l147518173.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Now while I must say I may / or may not agree with their conclusions I believe ultimately we still seal our own fate and we decide what we put in our mouths and eat. <BR> <BR> ... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 06:54:37 EST Name five non-scale victories you have accomplished http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765908 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1454118688.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So folks...it's not all about losing weight. Can you name five things that you have accomplished as a result of changing your eating habits. <BR> <BR> My five are: <BR> 1.) I can clasp my seat belt again without an extension <BR> 2.) I have dropped almost three full sizes in clothes <BR> 3.) I had to even buy new shoes because the others were too big <BR> 4.) My endurance is greater and I'm less out of breath ... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 09:01:16 EST Saturday, Cleaning Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765427 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l593490632.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Cleaning my little heart out today. I got so much sleep last night I didn't wake up until after 9 am. I'm normally up around 6 am for work, but none-the-less it felt good to finally sleep some. <BR> <BR> On the list for cleaning today, dishes, laundry, bathroom, and floors. I did my bedding last night so that is done and out of the way. <BR> <BR> I also have to do some grocery shopping. We have a water advi... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 10:19:26 EST ahhhhhhhhhh Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764710 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l965243575.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Spent another fairly restless night but this time it was because of my <em>200</em> licking himself half of the night. Grrrr. and he gets to turn around and sleep all day while I'm at work, hardly seems fair. <BR> <BR> <BR> Just a few things on motivation and habits: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l469100750.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1181977... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:47:47 EST A very restful night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764050 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1625221528.jpg"> <BR> <BR> First thanks to everyone that gave me ideas about being able to sleep. A special thanks goes out to GARDENCHRIS. I took a Benadryl last night and was up only once to go to the bathroom around midnight and went immediately back to sleep. <BR> <BR> I will be so happy when my co-worker returns from AZ. You never know how much you miss someone until they aren't there. Yesterday I wished her a happy vacation but a... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 07:07:14 EST Happy Sleepy Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5763346 Good morning sparkers. My question to you is where did the night go? I didn't fall asleep until after 1am then I was wide awake by 5:30am. I feel like I'm running on empty because this is the third night in a row. I haven't done anything different eating wise or exercise wise to cause these sleepless nights. The only thing different I did was get the cortisone shot on Monday. But this started Sunday night. Anyone have any ideas on how to get a better nights sleep? <BR> <BR> <img src=... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 06:47:12 EST Good morning Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5762662 Good morning to all my SP buddies that come and comment on my page. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1638310167.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This morning I woke up with a sinus headache about 3 am. I laid in bed, tossed and turned for the remaining 3 hours and got up showered, fed all of the animals, fed myself, and then I took some sinus meds. Hopefully it will kick in before work. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1772853009.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 06:58:23 EST Back to work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761911 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l540092491.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And that my friends is all I have to say about that! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1861979148.jpg"> <BR> <BR> WooHoo how about that...we are all awesome sauce! <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great Monday everyone and remember today is what you make it to be! <BR> <BR> Hugs,, Donna <BR> Mon, 18 Aug 2014 07:26:17 EST Today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5761655 Today I went to <em>288</em> and to my mom's house. It's always good to get your spiritual side fed then go to your mom's house and get fed along with seeing all of your siblings that live in the area. <BR> <BR> My <em>200</em> is doing so much better. After I took him off of the Benadryl for the itching he was having he's walking almost 100% normal again. <BR> <BR> Today is also the last day of my vacation then it's back to the grind answering 22 phone lines by myself. The oth... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 20:53:10 EST If I was in a movie... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760762 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1413903010.jpg"> <BR> If I was in a movie I'd want to be the person I am. The real me, but who in the world would ever make a movie of me? I think some time in our lives we have thought about being a movie star. Oh the fame we would have, the money, the fans. But who needs that? <BR> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <em>8</em> <BR> We can be that actor in our own lives by helping others, by giving... Sat, 16 Aug 2014 09:20:51 EST Comparing ourselves to others.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760177 Okay show of hands <em>48</em> <em>48</em> <em>48</em> how many of us do this? I know I do. I'd be the first to admit it, but what about how others perceive us? Have you ever thought of that? I'm all for motivation you all know that just from reading my blogs. I do that so it motivates me. I lose motivation very quickly because I get bored very easily. But you know my motivation may motivate others. Sure I'd like to be thinner. I'd like to be prettier, but God made me just as I ... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 09:45:47 EST All by myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759482 Today I'm going to be all by myself. Well, at least most of it. Mike and a friend are going to drive around the countryside on their mopeds. <em>217</em> <BR> <BR> I am going to be cleaning. Something I've pretty well put off all week except for dishes and laundry. Yep today I'm going to scrub floors, dishes, laundry, bathroom, grocery shop....um...can anyone else think of anything else I need to be doing? <em>335</em> Thanks for the reminder.. I need to practice some gospel song... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 09:12:41 EST At the Zoo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759006 B/F Mike and I visited our local zoo today. Here are some of the pictures. My leg couldn't take much. We walked about 1 1/2 hrs. About 5000 steps. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l403114577.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l147366237.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1496779294.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1958971912.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http... Wed, 13 Aug 2014 13:56:38 EST Sixty-One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758253 Whew.....so 61 minutes on my Gazelle today.. my knees are killing me. <em>46</em> But on the other hand this is the most 'steps' I've had since my knee surgery on May 23rd. <em>198</em> . <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1656222358.jpg"> <BR> <BR> On another note.. my <em>200</em> is doing better. He hasn't fallen since yesterday. I put some cool jell pack on him it's what they use for horses. It's a lineament. He didn't seem to mind me putting it on... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 12:18:57 EST Ranting and Raving kinda Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757438 Ran across these little guys on Pinterest.. way too cute to eat and who has that type of time to make these creations anyway? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l263031384.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday was our county fair parade. It goes in front of my house and into their gate. Sometimes though I can't believe how rude people can be. They block the road right by my mailbox and people are allowed to sit in the road. They bring their little ones and candy gets throw... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 09:57:47 EST Stumbling, not falling flat yet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756765 Remember, we all stumble every one of us. That’s why it’s a comfort to go hand in hand. Emily Kimbrough <BR> <BR> Okay so yesterday was a rough day. I am having to think good and hard about putting my dog down <em>46</em> His level of life is declining and with only three legs it's difficult for him to walk anymore. He stumbles and falls flat a lot and I know it's not a good way for him to live, but I'm having a hard time giving him up. He's been a faithful companion for over 10 years... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 08:58:14 EST Just saying http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756510 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1354525092.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday ~ Donna Sat, 9 Aug 2014 19:43:47 EST Good morning last day of work before vacation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755555 WooHoo!!!!!!!!!!! I've waited a long time to actually have a week off without it being for surgery and recovery. I don't have anything planned except going to our local Toledo Zoo up in Toledo, OH. Boyfriend hasn't been there since grade school and mercy it has changed so much. You can view some of their pictures here. <link>www.toledozoo.org/ </link> <BR> <BR> I am also going to take one day and go to my mom's house and clean, clean, clean. She's 71. Just got out of the hospital las... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 07:08:22 EST I don't know whether I like it or not http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754872 So this came across my facebook page yesterday. What are your thoughts? What would be a caption you would use if you were explaining it to someone else? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1680678037.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Two of my favorite comments were made by men believe it or not <BR> <BR> Christopher Shaun Hope "Nothing is impossible, only you have the power to sculpt yourself into what you want to become." <BR> <BR> Brown Pride "Inner beauty... Don't judge a bo... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 07:10:51 EST Things I regret http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754138 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l140023645.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I regret each day that I didn't reach a goal. Of course it has to do with proper planning "“A goal without a plan is just a wish.” ~Larry Elder" <BR> <BR> But, I no longer beat myself up over it as I had in the past. No one is putting a time limit on exercising or eating right accept me. With this being a life style that needs to continue even after I reach goal it just makes sense to me to be good to myself ev... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 07:04:41 EST Tuesday Morning Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753409 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1645769367.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l604533448.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1430504353.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1932593673.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2109966849.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful Tuesday everyone ~ Donna Tue, 5 Aug 2014 07:00:24 EST That's all I've got to say about that! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752694 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1922864906.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a great day ~ Donna Mon, 4 Aug 2014 07:30:51 EST Bath Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751597 no not me silly....my dog. This is him before his bath.. Now he looks like a drowned 100 lb rat.. poor guy. He got me up at 1 am this morning scratching and stuff. He had front line applied 7/7 so he's about due for another dose. I haven't seen any fleas but he's acting like there is. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1535111836.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today is our final day of VBS. I haven't been able to go since Monday because of my left knee popping but I plan ... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 09:53:51 EST Psyched up to slim down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750851 You may ask how? I’m not sure yet, but I’m know after watching Extreme Weight loss again this week and watching how Cassie changed her life it gives me new hope. If you didn’t get a chance to watch it the basic story is after she gave her baby boy up for adoption she gained a horrific amount of weight in access of 347 lbs. Her marriage suffered and they were in a rut to the extent of a possible divorce. She ended up losing like 175 lbs in 365 days and looked absolutely amazing. Below are... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 06:48:32 EST And how is your Thursday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750130 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2026511493.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So I decided to step on the scales today ahead of schedule.. lol.. Down two more lbs. <em>244</em> It seems funny that I'm losing weight and hardly able to exercise again but hey I'll take it right? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1963166216.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is me this morning at my computer. I woke up at 4:52 AM thinking it was time to get up. I shut my alarm clock off, j... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 06:16:02 EST Lunches for kids and more.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749431 So today I'm looking at MSN.com and come across this amazing way to spruce up lunches for kids. <BR> <BR> <link>living.msn.com/family-parenting/back<BR>-to-school/slideshow?cp-documentid=264<BR>135155#1 </link> <BR> <BR> This is just one of the amazing art work that just may help your kids eat a healthier lunch. Have fun with this. Better yet get your kids involved! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l6615780.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> On another note. About 5 a... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:02:56 EST Where does your happiness lay? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748706 This morning I was reading "Common Myths About Happiness" here on SP. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=903 </link> <BR> <BR> And I have to tell ya,, there was a paragraph that truly stood out to me: <BR> <BR> "One of the main tenets of Buddhism states that simply wanting people, things or situations creates unhappiness. For example, if you didn’t want that new car then you’d be happy with the one you already own. It’s not your old car that is cau... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 06:49:50 EST A trial run of Glucosamine Plus MSM http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747993 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1028233012.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I decided to start a trial run of Glucosamine plus MSM to see how it effects my joints. It's supposed to have some very good qualities and with the joint pain I have had this past weekend something has to give. <BR> <BR> This is what it is supposed to do: <BR> Glucosamine helps support healthy cartilage and maintain structural integrity of joints and connective tissue. Glucosamine is a building block for joint f... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:07:51 EST Happy Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747405 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1663758998.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I was thinking of a subject to talk about today and ran across this. I'd like to think people can see Jesus in me and I if have him in me than the devil can't touch me. He may try his hardest but he won't succeed because I have Jesus on my side. <BR> <BR> I'm getting ready to leave soon for Sunday School and service. After that to visit mom in the hospital. They are going to keep her for at least a tota... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 09:30:26 EST Altering yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745456 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1283551912.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So...what are you doing to alter yourself? Not just here in SP, but life in general? Have you made bad choices you wish you could take back? That's literally impossible, but you can make better choices in the moment. This falls back a bit on what I had spoke on earlier in a blog about making choices. We all have the opportunity to make them. We almost always command our own destiny. <BR> <BR> You may have h... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 06:55:31 EST Long night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744700 Got home from work yesterday around 4:30pm and had to take my mom to the hospital. High temp and achy all over. She has cellulites in her legs. Please be praying for her.. This is mom and my granddaughter Kody. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1039900979.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday at work we were so busy. I'm trying to keep the database updated and the phone won't quit ringing. lol.. darn phone. I know it's part of my job duties but it's so defeating when t... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:53:21 EST You Can't Have A Better Tomorrow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743958 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l494465741.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Read those words out loud. Let them sink in and then get on with your day! Don't worry about tomorrow, it cannot be changed. I always tell people to use those days as stepping stones not stumbling blocks. <BR> <BR> As for me.. yesterday was a good day. I exercised. I tracked my food. I, in general, had a good day. I even slept good. The night before I was up four times. Must have been a combinations of fo... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 06:56:49 EST Today's Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743197 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1323013926.jpg"> <BR> <BR> July Challenge - The Burn, Baby, Burn Challenge <BR> <BR> Let's torch some major calories this month! Burn at least 10,000 calories in July with your Spark to win a special virtual trophy. <BR> <BR> So far I have 8,071 July Calories that I have potentially burned towards this months virtual trophy. I thought I was doing worse but I'm pretty pleased with to results so far and I have 10 more days to finish the mo... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 07:10:20 EST God's Message to Me.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741949 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l950052151.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I receive a message from God daily of Facebook. My message today, it hits home in a big way. <BR> <BR> Today we believe God wants us to know that God will get you through the pain. <BR> Everyone experiences pain sometimes, emotional and physical. Next time it threatens to overwhelm you, take a deep breath. As you breathe slowly, picture God holding you, crying with you, giving you the strength to get through. <BR>... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 08:30:39 EST I am stressed, now what to do about it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740538 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l490149709.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Twice this month I have gone to a medical appointment on the wrong day. While that isn't too awfully bad since the appointments were within two miles of my home my blood pressure is up. Why you may ask? <BR> <BR> Several reasons listed below: <BR> <em>198</em> My recent knee surgery <BR> <em>198</em> My company merging with another and everything being up in the air, plus my change in hours. <BR> <em>198... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 06:57:52 EST Ahhh...Released http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739113 Yesterday I had a great orth surgeon appointment. I was released from Physical Therapy. He told me he had never in his 35 years of practice see anyone that had come along as quickly as I did. I told him he was part of the reason because he did such an excellent job on my surgery but that he didn't give me this knew knee to let it get stiff and sore by not using it. Of course he told me to continue my exercises at home which I do daily and to get up and walk often at work (I have a sit dow... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 06:45:07 EST Walking this weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738342 The first time since my surgery I actually went across the road to our county fairgrounds and walked. I made it a whopping 16 minutes but it was 16 minutes without pain. I chose the wrong time to walk ~ 3 pm in the afternoon and it was 91 degrees out ~, but....it was still a walk and I did okay. I believe now is the time to incorporate it into a daily routine only maybe perhaps a bit later in the evening. <BR> <BR> Today should be my final appointment with the surgeon. I'm also hoping he... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 05:53:30 EST Serious Consideration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737184 I have been seriously considering a lawsuit against Zimmer for my recent knee replacement surgery. I am in constant prayer about it. This knee surgery only happened six years ago. The plate, I'm being told, should not have come lose yet especially since I have had no falls and do not get on my knees for any circumstances. So....I have contacted several lawyers. One won't help because their statute of limitations is five years. My case is six years and three months. So I will continue u... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:07:06 EST Is today your present? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736474 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l104983007.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have you truly ever thought about this saying? I have extensively. Sometimes we look so forward to the future or reminisce about our past so much we truly miss today. <BR> <BR> Our society is such a hurried one. I'm always reminded of the saying "Give my patience Lord, but hurry." Are you like that? Can you taste something so bad that you want it to be here so quickly that you may miss everything that led u... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 06:19:33 EST What is your bad mood buster? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735072 WooHoo..the spark tracker is working once more <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> This morning while surfing through the Spark Articles I ran across the following one: Bad Mood Busters: 35 Surprising Ways to Boost Your Mood. If you haven't had a chance to read through these you should. I have placed the link below for your convenience. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/wellnes<BR>s_articles.asp?id=1868 </link> <BR> <BR> It is always nice to get someone else's perspective on what br... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 06:02:24 EST Does anyone else have a "routine" in Spark People? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734284 By this I mean when getting on SP do you have a certain order that you go in when viewing articles or gathering those SP Points? <BR> <BR> First thing I do is read all of the articles that come to me via my email. After those articles are read it do my actual Spark Spin <em>347</em> . If I haven't accumulated enough points to get my bonus spin <em>347</em> , I continue to read articles until I do. <BR> <BR> After the bonus spin I answer those darn trivia questions. Some are pretty eas... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 05:48:56 EST Aunty Acid on Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733603 Just for kicks: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1643496343.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l432176848.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1331435301.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l869375163.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l396915409.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You can view more of auntyacid on facebook at: <BR> <link>https://www.f... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 08:17:55 EST Choices http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731804 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1154335662.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1973052935.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Guess this says it all. <BR> <BR> Is anyone else having trouble with their Spark Activity tracking today? Mine is continuing to stay on red and will not turn green. <BR> <BR> Have a blessed Fourth of July. Please remember what today is really supposed to be about. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l25683... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 08:47:32 EST I'm so excited and I just can't hide it.. I'm about to lose control and I think I like it.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731045 As many of you remember I used to sing in a band that played Classic Country music. You know all of the old good country music not today's stuff. Well this weekend after being split up for almost five years our band "Klassic Kountry" is having a reunion. We will practice on July 4th and play at a Sportsman's Club on July 5th. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l517325772.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wish everyone could come to hear us. We played so many venues I can't even... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 05:58:56 EST How do you handle stress? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730289 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1989847046.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday at work I found out that our agency merged with another. While I knew that may be taking place, staff did not know when it would happen. July 1st marked our first day of the merger. While that may / may not be bad what bites the big one is we lost our CEO. I have worked with him for fifteen years and loved the heck out of him. He was the genuine deal and worked very hard for our agency. I'm sure th... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 05:58:43 EST Before it begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728780 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2011317125.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "nough said! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l199508955.jpg"> Mon, 30 Jun 2014 06:16:44 EST