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/ Charity Starts at Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935543 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/37882874-8740-4207-8d22-ebbf03d1c4a2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I love to read. I found this on Liftbump and wanted to share it with everyone. <BR> <BR> <link>www.liftbump.com/2015/05/61471-after<BR>-witnessing-a-sad-encounter-between-a-<BR>sales-clerk-a-homeless-man-she-did-som<BR>ething-about-it/?utm_source=facebook&u<BR>tm_medium=organic&utm_content=liftbump<BR>&utm_campaign=gooddeeds </link> <BR> <BR> One thought of kindness grew. It wasn't ... Thu, 28 May 2015 06:39:47 EST Wonderful Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934973 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d7f25c39-94db-4eac-9946-fbaf7671d795.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I came across this article while surfing MSN this morning. <BR> <BR> 7 Best Foods for Rapid Weight Loss <BR> <link>www.msn.com/en-us/health/weightloss/<BR>7-best-foods-for-rapid-weight-loss/ar-<BR>BBk57P6 </link> <BR> <BR> I enjoy some of these foods, others I'm not too thrilled about. But one thing I noticed that all have in common, they're all natural with no preservatives. So....... Wed, 27 May 2015 06:57:27 EST What True Weight Really Looks Like http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5934351 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a1d39995-e4f5-409e-833c-b52e68c3095d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> STOP comparing yourself to others! Our bodies are ALL different... What you weigh is not as important as how you feel. Celebrate your uniqueness, there is only one YOU! ~ Brett Hoebel <BR> <BR> Each and every one of these ladies weight 154 lbs. Do you see the difference? It's because of their height and maybe even their ages. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b... Tue, 26 May 2015 05:57:49 EST From the Inside Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5933395 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/80e1f3e4-4383-415c-b4b5-05564217d471.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e49543df-0ba3-4a71-9950-f6c9520cef70.png"> <BR> <BR> It is what is in the inside of US wanting to come out that will make a difference. The desires of OUR hearts. The desire to become something more. This is what will change US. The more WE change, the more WE will see greater things happening to US. WE must of course WORK for it. Nothi... Sun, 24 May 2015 09:27:14 EST Raise of Hands, Who's Been Here Too? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932895 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/94b76cc5-afe3-4986-b577-ba495753ac79.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/228614b5-661e-41b1-abc3-a0f6e8335182.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Okay folks honestly who has been here? You know you offer yourself a chance to have a meal one time a week so you don't cheat, but....are you really still cheating yourself? <BR> <BR> How counterproductive is this? We fall off of the wagon; jump back on, sometimes to only fall back off a... Sat, 23 May 2015 08:11:49 EST A New Thing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5932363 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/caaa0fd2-ba10-41ac-abd5-6d9548145d57.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A New Thing: <BR> <BR> That's what this new challenge will bring me. It will bring me a renewal of old goals revised. It will bring me peace of mind and warmth in my heart. <BR> <BR> This is not a new, new thing, but rather and old one revised, revisited and restructured. <BR> <BR> After all a journey isn't a journey without some sidetracks. It's not about where you are but where you... Fri, 22 May 2015 06:48:15 EST How My Cat's Snoring Led To This Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931805 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/faaa5efe-7f4e-4d8f-acd6-42c295ace932.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning. As I was praying last night my <em>240</em> snoring distracted me. But it was a good distraction. I was thinking how content he is because I give him everything he needs. He doesn't have to worry about where he's going to get his food, vet care, lovin' or where he's going to sleep at night. And of course.. the Lord was pointing me towards a particular verse in the Bible... Thu, 21 May 2015 06:41:08 EST When God’s Assignments Feel Almost Impossible http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5931204 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ae11f97c-f7b0-4942-8533-592517cc54a2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm joining a new challenge on my team. I mentioned it yesterday in my blog. I'm going to put God first in my life, especially this eating thing. There I said it. I'm putting HIM first, not me. That means for me more devotional time (which I'm lacking in), more church time (I go when work allows or if I'm not busy with something else). And I have to ask myself why does this seem like s... Wed, 20 May 2015 06:29:28 EST The Verse That Made Me Cringe (1 Corinthians 6:19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5930612 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a4fbc8c7-7989-4723-9e2c-95bdb4089f1a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I don't do many challenges. I have decided to do one with my team "Keep Walking With Jesus". SUMMER S.P.A.R.K. CHALLENGE - YOUR BODY/HIS TEMPLE. I've always struggled with 1 Corinthians 6:19. King James Bible <BR> What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? <BR> <BR> Now I'd like to think that my body is... Tue, 19 May 2015 07:05:57 EST Monday Tidbits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929965 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d93933c6-a924-48a3-9251-f94b07f6efe8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I ran across a few articles I wanted to share with everyone. The first is what county is the most unhealthiest in each state. (I was happy to not see my county in Ohio, but saddened that Ohio even has one) <BR> <BR> <link>www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/th<BR>e-unhealthiest-county-in-each-state/ss<BR>-BBjC35h#image=36 </link> <BR> <BR> Also which county in the US is the healthiest.... Mon, 18 May 2015 06:39:05 EST Sunday, family day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5929519 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4cb3ccc1-03c3-4ebb-8bd5-65697b592192.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sunday is always family day at moms. Anyone can go. Just bring a dish (with food in it). The girls take turns doing the dishes. If you don't have a special day set aside to do something like this you should. Cherish the time you get to spend with your family. You never know when they might not be there. <BR> <BR> Hope everyone had a satisfying week. I hope that you were able to meet y... Sun, 17 May 2015 09:43:07 EST TGIF (Thank God I'm Fabulous) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928464 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/188aa7f7-5534-4d6c-9723-78524b2a9ef6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Orientation has been going very well for our new Call Center staff. They started on Monday and I already have them answering telephones. They will have another 8 hrs today on first shift and next week move to second shift which will be the regular shift they will be working. I'm so thankful we finally have someone to fill all of the holes in the schedule. <BR> <BR> Motivational Quote of ... Fri, 15 May 2015 07:13:00 EST Happy Teeth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927896 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/204a5297-e98b-482d-a3ea-0fcb6df44774.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e9399e87-7d41-47dc-9bac-fd725d3645da.jpg"> <BR> Are your teeth happy? Do you take care of them like you do the rest of your body? I have lacked in dental care. I'm willing to admit it. Growing up we never went to the dentist. By the time I was 17 I already had a tooth pulled. Being a single mom up till I was 31 I would go on and of... Thu, 14 May 2015 07:05:10 EST Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, Guess What Day It Is? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5927330 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4d34db2b-b039-4650-90f3-561eeb21a9b5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Okay so I'm reading this Spark Article this morning about balance, you can read it here <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=1377&utm_source=spark<BR>people&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=e<BR>xercise-of-the-day </link> <BR> <BR> Now mind you I could see all kind of funny scenarios running through my head. I do not have good balance, period! I would like to th... Wed, 13 May 2015 06:55:56 EST Finally we have new staff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926737 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d92afbc3-1986-4443-a701-395ae910984b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> First of all I wanted to thank everyone who commented on how beautiful my two daughters are. They are even more beautiful on the inside. I wish you could see that side of them as well. <BR> <BR> WooHoo...After working short for the past 3 months we finally hired two new people. Today I start the orientation for the Call Center where I am at. There will be a full week of phone training t... Tue, 12 May 2015 06:11:09 EST How was your Mother's Day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5926172 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1425184545.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had a very nice Mother's Day. I have two grown daughters. Kishwa (keesha) is 37 and Angie is 32. Kishwa gave me a $50 gift certificate for Amazon and Angie gave me a sterling silver cat necklace. So pretty. I love my daughters equally but they are always telling me they are the favorite. Of course I usually reply to Kishwa with you'll always be my first (which remains a very safe reply) and Angie comes bac... Mon, 11 May 2015 07:00:24 EST Sometime Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5925260 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1538034716.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You ever have those days where all you want to do is just say sometime? That's my today. Sometime I'll get around to weed eating, sometime I'll get around to doing the rest of the laundry. Sometime. I suppose it could be because I've put in 103 hours in the past two weeks. 23 more than I normally get. I'm tired, I'm cranky and I just found out as well that my b/f doesn't feel good and I won't be seeing him ei... Sat, 9 May 2015 10:02:52 EST Finally Friday!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5924649 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2053782915.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes sir it is finally Friday. A 12 hour day for me and hopefully the last one for awhile as well. I will be orientating two new people next week. Maybe we can finally get someone to cover some of these open shifts. <BR> <BR> To all of the mommies out there have a blessed mother's day.. Sit back and enjoy yourself. <BR> <BR> Doesn't this look good? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l875... Fri, 8 May 2015 06:45:45 EST Giving Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923482 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1558298011.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm not really giving up but I bet I caught your attention right? I've come to far, worked to hard to do that. <em>521</em> <BR> <BR> What I would like to give up on though are these little yellowish green spiders that seem to invade my house every spring. They get up in the corners and live in their little silvery web until I get them down with a broom. In the past 3 days I've probably gotten about 25 or ... Wed, 6 May 2015 06:29:51 EST I love to learn, how about you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922856 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l912759993.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Learning is a gift and we should all love to learn new things. I've learned in the past week that working overtime is very hard on my body. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Seriously though I'm in awe of what is out there to learn about. I love surfing the net especially when it comes to history or learning about areas I know I'll never be able to visit. In my minds eye I learn. If you don't learn something new every... Tue, 5 May 2015 06:24:17 EST Just because I can http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922212 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1255407273.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ten things I like to do...just because I can <BR> 1.) Being able to worship the Lord and not be persecuted for it. <BR> 2.) Enjoy my family & friends <BR> 3.) Exercise (did I really say that) <BR> 4.) Enjoy nature <BR> 5.) Enjoy the sunshine on my face and breeze in my hair <BR> 6.) Writing poetry <BR> 7.) Writing songs and putting them to music <BR> 8.) A good cup of hot cappuccino <BR> 9.) Being on Spark People ... Mon, 4 May 2015 06:11:58 EST Doing more than I normally do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921652 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1764039825.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well....I see it's true. I have to do more than I normally do in order to get a silver medal. Yes....instead of a work in progress one I flew by the bronze and hit silver on the nose. I had to work my butt off. So I guess that goes to show you I have been a slacker before the last 2 weeks. I know what I have to do. I know what needs to be done. Now to just get my head completely back in the game. <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 3 May 2015 06:38:23 EST Glad it's Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920590 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l14690659.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My five days are up. My goal was achieved. 35000 steps in 5 days and an average of 30 minutes per day. I held myself accountable and I passed the test. Now I have to figure out why I'm lazy the rest of the time and what I can do to make sure that I continue to do this well. I do have to give my knee a break today. It is swelled and throbbing. That is one of my problems with trying to achieve goals like this m... Fri, 1 May 2015 06:30:47 EST Thursdays Tidbits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920048 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2084814210.jpg"> <BR> <BR> God is so good...Did you see the four month old baby being pulled from the earthquake in Nepal? A must see, your heart will be thankful you were able to witness this miracle. I'm not afraid to admit I cried watching this.. so get the tissues ready in advance. <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVog<BR>RKLIuHg </link> <BR> <BR> Motivational Quote of the Day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.s... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 06:48:26 EST Happy Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919493 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l340901332.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning one and all. So glad you stopped by today for a visit. Not much going on here this morning. Getting ready for work and to get that exercise done and out of the way. <BR> <BR> Holding myself accountable ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l964267063.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Motivational Quote of the day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l70098145.jpg"> <BR> <BR... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 06:56:13 EST Thankful Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918920 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l829472189.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A few of you may know that I am having trouble again with my knee replacement. For the past month it has been giving me problems. I have had two consultations with two orthopedic surgeons. They say my knee is rock solid. No give in it whatsoever. I'm saying there's a problem. Have you ever had the feeling of bottoming out? There are certain ways I move my leg and it feels like it's dropping. I don't know ho... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 06:53:30 EST Are you afraid of your wardrobe? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918327 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l219474394.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Before I get started on my wardrobe blog...I need to stay accountable for yesterday. My goal in the next five days is to do 35,000 steps before the end of April and 30 min of exercise each day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l32705634.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Okay got that out of the way..now....Are You Afraid Of Your Wardrobe? <BR> <BR> I know I am. How many of us have lost weight already... Mon, 27 Apr 2015 06:50:20 EST To Quote Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917859 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l74812512.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Last week on Sunday I posted the following: "My goal is to get at least 35000 steps in this week and 210 minutes of exercise. That is my baseline, the bare minimum. Anything over that is 'icing on the <em>44</em> .' I will post my progress each day. How are you going to spend your week?" <BR> <BR> This is my week in numbers: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1163009197.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I t... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 09:33:50 EST Silly Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917444 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1156385838.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. The morning is slowly slipping away. I slept until 902 this morning going to bed around 1040. Slept really good last night. I really messed up yesterday on exercising. I forgot..can't you believe that? Well I did. I was so busy trying to clean house that I forgot about regular exercise. I did mop / sweep all of my floors (5 of them), did 2 loads of laundry, dishes and cleaned my bathr... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:33:21 EST Finally Friday (Don't forget to be blessed) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916781 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l830245949.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning one and all. What are your Friday plans? Mine, work, exercise and cleaning my house when I get home. I've made it 5 out of 7 days with continuing to do as I said I would at least 30 min of exercise and at least 35,000 steps in a seven day period. Last night I did some chair marching. I paid for it by having charlie horses on the insides of my upper thigh several times throughout the night. If you ... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 06:34:36 EST Honoring Rosie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916206 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l26061155.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Many of you may remember Norman Rockwell's painting of Rosie the Riveter. Rosie passed away yesterday in Vermont. The painting I always admired most was the one that said "We Can Do It"...we can you know.. if we keep trying. <BR> <BR> She was a telephone operator and was painted at the age of 19. Mary Ellen Keefe...age 92.. thank you for the inspiration for so many women to remain strong no matter what comes our... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 06:34:55 EST Wednesday Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915577 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l390610386.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We are one more day closer to the weekend <em>244</em> Yesterday proved to be a good day. With the exception of 3 small Butterfinger eggs I stayed on track and did great. I have a sweet tooth and those helped without being too much. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Being held accountable for my goal this week ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2002160646.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Motivational Quote of... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 06:26:30 EST Tell me it's Tuesday....one day closer to the weekend!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914987 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1728912531.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello everyone. Today is Tuesday April 21, 2015. For me it is 6:35 AM. Exercise is done. Menu set for the day. I'm on a roll and I haven't even left my house yet for work. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1829248142.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Above is me keeping accountable to what I said in yesterday's blog regarding my exercise goals for the week. <BR> <BR> Motivationa... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 06:44:41 EST Let's Face It.. I HAVE Been a Slacker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914334 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1580960794.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The numbers are proof. I don't think I have ever had this low of numbers for my SP tracker since my knee surgery. I've already been saying I've been in a rut but this past week sorely proved that fact to be true. I WILL NOT BEAT MYSELF UP!!! That will not do me any good. Instead I have gone back to my heart sticker system. If/When/After I do 30 min of exercise daily I will place a <em>26</em> sticker on my... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 06:29:32 EST Just another simple Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913315 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l706939971.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is going to be a beautiful day here in Ohio the <em>67</em> will be shining. I will be working on the house and outside to get the yard ready for a mow job. That will give me some much needed exercise minutes this week as I have slacked some. I need something to jump start me again. I've been so tired with lack of sleep and working over hours I have no energy set aside to exercise. But I have made up my ... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 07:53:26 EST Freaky Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912747 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1652517270.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So....I thought by drinking all of the extra water I would replenish my muscles and not have so many cramps last night..WRONG!!!! I still had them all night long. I had such a hard time getting comfortable. I shot up out of bed countless times because I would get a leg cramp. My muscles quivered and shook all night long. Needless to say it was not a good nights sleep and I'm once more exhausted and have to wor... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 06:10:55 EST Happy Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912190 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1099074608.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wednesday came and went.. and here we are facing a beautiful Thursday morning. What are your plans? It is supposed to rain here where I live today (Ohio). I have to work 8am to 4pm. Yesterday I got my hair permed. This morning it needs tamed..it looks like a wild lion...lol.... <em>204</em> . It will eventually relax some but till then it's tight and curly. <BR> <BR> Last night I spent the majority of th... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:25:43 EST Tantalizing Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910963 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l152714717.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Tuesday morning everyone! I did survive working this weekend, obviously or I would not be writing this right? Anyways, yesterday didn't seem much like a day off. Mike came to visit yesterday but didn't stay too long. His sister and he have been cleaning up their yard. What an undertaking. Mike has 4 hernias so needless to say they were pretty riled up so we cut our time short. I miss him not being her... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 06:15:33 EST Good morning Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909740 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l784809407.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello spark friends <em>334</em> What are you all up to today? As for me I am working today 8am to 4pm. I don't normally do wknds but we are short handed now and I know I don't like working by myself.....so......I did a good thing.. lol.. I'm shushing myself already, kicking myself in the butt because that means I do not get to sleep in today as per normal I at least get 2 more hours sleep than during the wee... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 06:19:56 EST Saturday April 11, 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909336 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l313474517.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What a day! What a day! It's been a good one (so far.) I agreed to work over 4 hours today. Noon - 4pm. I took the later shift so I wouldn't have to wake up early. I cannot say the same thing though for Sunday. I also picked that up if my boss would agree to give me Monday off. So I found someone else to work in my place and it all worked out. We have been working short in the Call Center. Today is Johnat... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 10:31:54 EST Is it Finally Friday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908684 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l932650168.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It has been one of my hardest weeks ever. Johnathan's death (my co-workers son) has just really thrown me for a loop. It has brought out emotions so strong and he's not even my son, but he's my friend's son and that makes it hurt just as bad. Tomorrow is Johnathan's viewing. I need to go but I so hate funeral homes. I should be rejoicing for heaven found a new person but so sad to see his life cut so short. I... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 06:22:58 EST A prayer for Johnathan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906199 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1081032113.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Some of you may have read my post yesterday where my co-worker Heather's 19 year old son Johnathan was beat up and died as a result of head injuries. I am happy to report they did pick up the other kid that did this to him. He's only 18. They are charging him with reckless homicide and he will be arraigned in court today. <BR> <BR> It's hard to believe that actions like this have ruined not only one life (John... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 06:32:06 EST Happy Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905753 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1328881958.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Easter one and all. Please remember that Jesus is the reason for the season upon us. Without him I would be nobody, with him I am everything! <BR> <BR> I am asking for prayer for a co-worker. Her names if Heather. Her 19 year old son was beat up on Thursday. He suffered three skull fractures. There was nothing they could do and he passed away this morning. She will never hold Easter in her heart the sa... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 09:49:50 EST April 1st, 2015 - Happy Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903362 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l691912131.jpg"> <BR> <BR> If you haven't already please read this article. Tell me what your thoughts are. <BR> Government Adjusts Weight System to Help Country Lose Pounds <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=402&utm_source=spa<BR>rkpeople&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign<BR>=best-of-sparkpeople </link> <BR> <BR> I'm thinking to myself...you've got to be kidding me right? Good one SP.. you made m... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 07:17:36 EST A reflection of March and my goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902742 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1833602062.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have good days. I have had bad days. But I have survived <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I guess that is all that matters right? I haven't stayed 100% on track but I have 85% of the time which is better than previous months. I'm not going to beat myself up. I believe you have to have some leeway or else you drown. <BR> <BR> Motivational Quote of the Day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 06:46:40 EST Oh I shouldn't have done that...no, no, no, no, no!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900248 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1630674071.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Okay...so today when I got off of work.. I thought to myself, "Self.....why don't you take a bath".. what a great idea I thought <em>334</em> well.....it didn't go so well.. well I take that back...the getting in and down was the easy part, even the bathing was a-okay. But...the getting out was extremely hard. It reminded me of why I don't take baths anymore. With a knee replacement and another one that need... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 19:37:58 EST Guess what day it is? Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike, Mike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899218 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1485674270.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning to Wednesday. Yep! That's what today is. Enjoy your hump day. Begin to look forward to the weekend. I like Wednesday. It is my half way mark to my week. It means the beginning is over and the end is in sight. Oh ya.... I like Wednesday a lot. How about you? <BR> <BR> Motivation Quote of the Day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l503516236.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just for kic... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 06:50:44 EST Is it really just another Tuesday? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898590 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1047500595.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well it is....and it isn't just another Tuesday. It comes the same time every week just like clockwork. But how you spend the day is what really counts as it being mundane or unique. How do you spend your Tuesday? <BR> <BR> This is how I will spend my Tuesday <BR> 1.) Work <BR> 2.) Exercise / Nutrition <BR> 3.) Daily bible study <BR> 4.) Watching the voice <BR> 5.) And......not sure about the rest <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 06:30:21 EST Today is Monday!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897926 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l559912394.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I think whoever thought of the work week being Monday - Friday was just a wee bit off of their rocker. What's wrong with the weekend being Monday - Friday and only having to work Saturday & Sunday? Seems awfully suspicious to me. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I had a wonderful weekend and as you can tell from the above paragraph I sure wish it would have lasted longer. Spent Saturday with Mike.. (that time flew by... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 06:43:22 EST Happy First Day of Spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896284 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1052675122.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is it folks.. We bid goodbye to winter (see ya..wouldn't wanna be ya) and embrace warmer temps and <em>67</em> . We know we will end up with <em>27</em> but it will bring all of the <em>87</em> <em>214</em> <em>184</em> <em>126</em> . What a lovely renewal of mind and spirit.... Let us rejoice in SPRING!!!!! <BR> <BR> Motivational Quote of the Day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpe... Fri, 20 Mar 2015 06:31:17 EST