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/ Thrilling Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834754 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l541901771.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning one and all and welcome to my Thrilling Thursday. I am thrilled for the following reasons: <BR> <BR> 1.) I woke up <BR> 2.) I ate breakfast <BR> 3.) I did my exercise <BR> 4.) I logged on to SP and have over 165 points so far <BR> 5.) Today is the last day that I work because I start vacation officially at the end of my work day <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> We have so many things to be thrilled and th... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:03:45 EST Willing Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834250 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l186783579.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My mind is willing this morning, unfortunately I believe I'm coming down with bronchitis. It's bites the big one especially since my time off of work begins on Friday. I have a program through work called Tell-a-Doc. You can tell them what the problem is and they will order scripts for you. And...it's 100% free. So that should cut down on the cost of doctor's appts. I have a chiro appt today after work. Hope... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 06:07:47 EST Ask about my engagement last night... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833720 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1399463074.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well...what happened is the following: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1534074012.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes it is official...I am engaged <em>244</em> This was completely out of the blue...but the ring is gorgeous, the picture does not do it justice at all.. and yes...He went to Jared's. <BR> <BR> Motivational Quote of the day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l11837... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:52:35 EST Silly Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832368 Just for kicks ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l87889760.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have a blessed Saturday everyone ~ Donna Sat, 13 Dec 2014 11:27:26 EST Wonderful Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830656 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1222879274.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Morning everyone. Today is a new day. If you failed yesterday begin anew today. As for me I am going to hold off on exercising until this evening. I have something wrong with my back and exercising has only aggravated it this week. Today I see the chiropractor again. If you remember from last week I threw a rib out of place because I was so sick with the flu and puking that it just popped. I thought it was ... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 06:03:48 EST Tantalizing Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830095 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l819664701.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well...our gig went awesome last night. We had people coming up asking for business cards (which I had made up previously, whew). And I did the final song.. The 12 daze of Christmas by the drunkin lady.. OMG.. they rolled laughing <em>334</em> . It was awesome. <BR> <BR> Exercise done....Lunch ready. I'm ready for the day. Whew!! Whew!! <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day everyone. ~ Donna <BR> <BR> Just for ... Tue, 9 Dec 2014 06:31:00 EST Thank you Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827945 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l721135938.jpg"> <BR> <BR> First I want to say thank you Friday for finally coming <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> This little guy was in my sister's backyard in Alabama last night. Can you believe it? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l631573062.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And guess where they live? Bear Creek, Alabama. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Tomorrow our band is playing out. We have a few other things lined up for the end o... Fri, 5 Dec 2014 06:41:28 EST Thoughtful Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827348 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1982045319.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Feeling much better even this morning. I've already exercised and ate a good breakfast. Now upward and onward to fix a good lunch too. <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day everyone ~ Donna <BR> <BR> Quote of the day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1363538596.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just for kicks ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l565265353.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thu, 4 Dec 2014 06:38:10 EST Wonderful Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826794 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1725775251.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today sure feels better than yesterday. I was home from work sick again. Throwing up and diarrhea. I lost 5 lbs of toxic waste. But I'm not counting those 5 lbs unless they stay off. I threw up so bad that I threw my ribs out of place. I've never done that so not only did I have to get my rib put back in place threw a chiropractic appt yesterday was also my doc appt. I'm happy to report that my BP was 127 ... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 06:57:19 EST December 1, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825565 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1046224051.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is hard to believe today is December 1 already. Time flies by so quickly anymore. 30 more days till January 2015. 25 more days till Christmas. <BR> <BR> Have you been thinking about the upcoming year. It's never to early to think about revising your goals or setting new ones. That's what I plan on doing. But I'm not starting with Jan 1, I am starting with today. I already did my exercising, now to get ... Mon, 1 Dec 2014 05:59:32 EST Happy Thanksgiving SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823795 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l707402947.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> And this is all I have to say about that ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l877884091.jpg"> Thu, 27 Nov 2014 10:00:45 EST Today I pick me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822056 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l126068830.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is true. Today I pick me. I pick me to make the right decisions. I pick me to pamper. I pick me to treat myself right. Today it's all about me. <BR> <BR> So who are you gonna pick today? <BR> <BR> Quote of the week ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l554018122.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just for kicks ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l356256339.jpg"> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 06:43:10 EST Thanksgiving at mom's house http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821793 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1231602602.jpg"> <BR> Dakoda (granddaughter, Me, Devon (Grandson) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l821686973.jpg"> <BR> Kishwa, Me, Angie (My girls) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l180908763.jpg"> <BR> Becca, Gerri, Tyler (Niece, Sister, Nephew) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l697526723.jpg"> <BR> Me, Devon(Grandson), Angie (Daughter), Becca (Niece) <... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 18:54:46 EST Thursday...oh yeah one day closer to Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819902 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1549145883.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So a small wrench has been throw into my vacation request. One of the girls I had asked to help me cover broke her leg in two places yesterday while transferring out of her wheelchair. I'm sorry she had that happen and I fully understand her not being able to cover, now I have to get inventive to find coverage.. lol.. It's always something. <BR> <BR> On another note I have my grievance letter ready to mail and ... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 06:43:19 EST Wonderful Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819319 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1096591408.jpg"> <BR> <BR> How is your day going? I have a dilemma that I could use some advice on. <BR> <BR> Approximately 10 - 15 years ago I was taken into my office at work and was told I no longer had to work any holidays that our agency has staff cover. We are now under new management and they are taking that away from me. I am ready to file a grievance and have already done part one which was telling my own supervisor that I di... Wed, 19 Nov 2014 06:47:24 EST First Gig as a band...WooHoo!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818739 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l59804257.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Finally we got our first place to sing. It's a commission job plus we pass a bucket around the crowd. We may come up with a bunch or little money. Doesn't matter to me.. I get to sing again..oh ya!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1115046832.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Quote of the day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l6916708.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just for kick... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 06:57:07 EST Monday Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818127 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1485212190.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Monday morning to each and everyone of you. My exercise is out of the way, so is my breakfast. Now just spending some time on here and enjoying everyone's blogs. <BR> <BR> Today is my knee injection. Is it truly okay to say I can hardly wait? <em>334</em> I know that injection is going to give me some relief so that's one shot I don't mind getting. <BR> <BR> What are your plans this Monday? Here w... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 06:47:06 EST Finally Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816550 Thank God it is Friday, finally!!!! I'm so worn out. I went to bed last night at 7pm. I slept until the alarm clock rang this morning around 5:45am. I was out the entire night. But I'm glad to have slept so peacefully. How about you how has your week gone so far? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1149081390.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I finally get to get a cortisone injection on Monday for my knee. It's been killing me since I twisted it about a month ago. I have tak... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 06:28:43 EST Thankful Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815957 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2046796036.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning blessings to each and everyone of you. Be thankful for something today that the Lord hath given you. <BR> <BR> I wanted to share a song with all of you it's beautiful. It is called "By the Mark" by Dailey & Vincent <BR> <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbEx<BR>14TYqNk&list=PL3BDAEBE555FB3CBF&index=11 </link> <BR> <BR> If you like bluegrass gospel you'll love the harmony and words to... Thu, 13 Nov 2014 06:45:40 EST Thank you to all Military Veterans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814676 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l25663331.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The Soldier’s Ghost© <BR> By Donna G Fowler <BR> <BR> His haunting eyes looked at me <BR> As if to say “I’ve held victory” <BR> How could you forget my place? <BR> It was I that fought <BR> for the human race. <BR> A duel for my county, <BR> my life I gave <BR> If for the few at home to save <BR> As I come home to you to today <BR> Encased in a tomb – is where I stay. <BR> <BR> Please remember the price I paid <... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 07:01:51 EST Magnificent Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814012 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2140907519.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. Practice was AWESOME!!! Such a good time and re-learning songs after not singing them for five years was shall we say 'a piece of <em>35</em> ' <BR> <BR> Hoping everyone has their exercise gear on already and you are getting it done early, early, early!!! <BR> <BR> Quote of the day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1676583189.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just for kicks ~ ... Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:09:36 EST Satisfying Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813735 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l551011274.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Nough said! Enjoy the rest of Sunday ~ Donna Sun, 9 Nov 2014 17:45:36 EST Silly Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813042 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1654037654.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today is the first day of band practice. <em>276</em> WooHoo...can hardly wait. I've been looking forward to this for a month. <em>335</em> I get to sing some awesome duets with my ex which I still enjoy doing very much. <BR> <BR> I got my house pretty much in order. Also daughter almost completely moved back in. She's pretty sore today and will be taking it easy today. She access to a truck whenever s... Sat, 8 Nov 2014 10:51:36 EST Willing Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811100 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2110297857.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The mind is willing this morning but the body says no!!! Still some pretty sharp pain in my left knee this morning. My mind knows I need exercise but my body is saying no, not yet. I think I'll concentrate on upper body this morning w/resistant bands and weights. <BR> <BR> How about you??? How is your day looking? <BR> <BR> Quote of the day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1342409253... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 06:14:45 EST Tantalizing Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810466 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l282987095.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning friends, neighbors and anyone else that will listen.. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I got my exercising done for now unless I choose to do more after work.. and one never knows with me. <BR> <BR> So how about you? What have you accomplished so far except being on SP and accumulating points, points, and more points? <BR> <BR> Another new song.. woohoo..I just love recording. I wrote this one just befo... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 06:52:37 EST Good morning Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809747 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l610497223.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello everyone and Happy Monday morning to each and every one of you. I have had a wonderful weekend. My heart is mending and I have gotten a lot of my house in order. Even though I have been in a lot of pain I have worked my way through it. I twisted my left knee getting out of my car on Wednesday. All I can say is Ouch.. <BR> <BR> This weekend I wrote a new song and recorded it. You can hear it here if int... Mon, 3 Nov 2014 06:42:48 EST Pre November http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807951 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1678576149.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's hard to believe that today is October 31st already and we are coming into November with a vengeance here in Ohio with some pretty cold weather. There is supposed to be a mix of rain/sleet/snow here tonight where I live. I'm not looking forward to the colder weather. Which reminds me I have to start my car before going to work this morning.. get it warmed up. <BR> <BR> I wanted to thank everyone for their ... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 07:09:45 EST A pocketful of feelings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807371 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l304804566.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I came home work and my ex boyfriend had moved the majority of his stuff out of here. I lost a few recliners, the microwave, a TV and odds and ends but in the long run I just felt relief that this chapter of my life is getting closed. Those things can be easily replaced. Now just to get my daughter moved in and settled is the next step. <BR> <BR> So that's how I'm doing. How about you? <BR> <BR> Quo... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 07:25:48 EST Wacky Wednesday and all that jazz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806749 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1700953748.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ner a word was spoke from Monday night to Wednesday morning between my ex and myself. Finally this morning I asked him when he was moving because I had asked my younger daughter to move back in (she's been trying to find a place before winger). He told me by the end of the week. Last few words spoken. <BR> <BR> On another note. I start orientation of another new employee today. I wish we could get everyone t... Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:10:48 EST Tuesday blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5806147 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1532440476.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Manic Monday has come and went <BR> Tuesday blues are now being spent <BR> With Wednesday comes a brand new bend <BR> for Thursday and Friday to finally end <BR> Saturday and Sunday the best two days <BR> than too quickly they've gone away. <BR> <BR> Donna G Fowler © <BR> <BR> This morning I am running on about four hours of sleep. This is all going to catch up with me soon and I'm going to crash. Today is als... Tue, 28 Oct 2014 06:55:09 EST Monday already? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5805451 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l957606327.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well I think I may have perhaps gotten about 4 1/2 hrs of sleep last night. It surely could not have been much more or less for that matter. I have to get a hold of this somehow. I know it's because I'm stressed (relationship issues and work issues). I go back to the doctors tomorrow about my blood pressure and if it's still high I'm going to cave in and go on the medicine. I don't really want to but I also do... Mon, 27 Oct 2014 06:44:52 EST Appreciating SP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804934 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1901064843.jpg"> <BR> <BR> How many of us at SP can say that it has everything we need to begin and succeed on our healthy lifestyle journey? I know I can. The wealth of articles and exercise videos is phenomenal let alone being able to have spark buddies to help us on our journey too. <em>252</em> <BR> <BR> So what can we talk about today? What are your plans? Mine will be church and going to my mom's house. (A Sunday ritual) to... Sun, 26 Oct 2014 09:17:10 EST Stressful Saturday? NOT!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5804409 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l630947526.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today's a day to relax. Kick back and enjoy myself..(except of course laundry and house cleaning which I've already got a jump start on) Other than that I'll be recording songs, reviewing, writing and posting poetry and just well nothing.. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Below is the recording that was done by my ex-husband and myself yesterday. He did all of the music. It's a new song and very catchy and very clas... Sat, 25 Oct 2014 09:21:29 EST Finally Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803775 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1792190480.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's finally Friday. I didn't think the week would ever end. I have been orientating new staff all week. That can be very draining and if you have ever done it than you know what I'm talking about. You have to find ways to rejuvenate yourself daily. At my work place I'm the only one normally that orientates new staff on our phones and I normally have each person 32 hours. This week I had two new staff. Next... Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:58:41 EST Positivity vs Negativity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5803189 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l843936444.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Positivity ~ confident in opinion or assertion; fully assured <BR> <BR> Negativity ~ characterized by the absence of distinguishing or marked qualities or features; lacking positive attributes <BR> <BR> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ <BR> Now I don't know about you but I'd rather be on the positive side than the negative any ole day of the week. I always surround myself with positive quotes and funny comic str... Thu, 23 Oct 2014 07:03:26 EST Willing vs Unwilling Partnership http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5802588 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1791301392.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you a willing or an unwilling partner in your healthy life change journey? <BR> <BR> Willing of course meaning you are 100% in or unwilling meaning you are laxed even in the slightest? <BR> <BR> I'd say honestly I'm an unwilling partner. I have good and bad days. I'm in it for the long haul and maybe that's what makes the difference for me. I eat what I want, when I want but I've still managed to lose 59 ... Wed, 22 Oct 2014 06:46:25 EST Another day in paradise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801937 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2030245637.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Paradise ~ a state of supreme happiness; bliss. <BR> <BR> Is that where you are at in your life? We can choose this you know what I mean? We choose daily how we are going to live today. Make the best choice possible for you and where you are at in your journey. <BR> <BR> Quote of the day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l236155609.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just for kicks ~ <BR> <img src="ht... Tue, 21 Oct 2014 07:04:21 EST Rainy Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5801303 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l44799842.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I was at my mom's yesterday as in every Sunday for the past 10 years+ and I played with her beautiful cat Jingles. He's completely blind, a stray and they have had him for the past 5 years or so. This morning I get the following message ~ <BR> <BR> Hi Donna, We lost Jingles awhile ago. He was on the counter top and just fell off. He couldn't stand up. He lived for a little while before he died.... Mon, 20 Oct 2014 07:22:45 EST My daughter..spot on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800769 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1768140689.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My daughter works at a Best Western Hotel in our local area. This is a conversation she had with a guest this morning: <BR> <BR> <BR> Wow... just had a 'guest' tell me I'm beautiful but "you'd be so much prettier if you lost weight" and I'm like "I'm beautiful just as i am" <BR> <BR> Doesn't she have the right attitude? Aren't we all beautiful the way we are? So why do we keep beating ourselves up? We somet... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 08:54:22 EST Thank you for your condolences http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5800541 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l113543775.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I wanted to say a special thank you to everyone who commented about my loss on Thursday of my beloved Scoobie. There will never be another dog that will take his place.. he was so very special to me and I miss him being here with me so very much. <BR> <BR> Love and hugs to all for your concern, prayers and well wishes. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l31928290.jpg"> Sat, 18 Oct 2014 20:35:34 EST Finally Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799670 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l418709200.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a very hard day for me. I came home from work. Evidently my dog Scoobie had a seizure. He didn't come out of this one. I took him to the vet and unfortunately he didn't make it. He was a good dog.. three-legged and all that suffered from seizures and constant arthritis pain. I know he's better off where he is and for that I have comfort. RIP..Scoobie. 11 years old. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://p... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 06:59:22 EST Tis Thursday..yes it is! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5799091 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1414492833.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Another week has almost come and gone. Have you accomplished all of your goals? I know I have not...and I'm willing to admit it but that doesn't mean I have to admit defeat. No-sir-ree. I'm not ever going to do that. You know why? Because I'm bigger than a number, because I'm more than the food I put in my body and the exercise I do. I have a heart. I'm kind. I'm gentle and I have feelings that go beyond ... Thu, 16 Oct 2014 07:02:29 EST Wake-up Kinda Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5798501 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1843366413.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wake up don't you go to sleep <BR> Someone needs exercise and it might be.. <BR> Wake up...don't you go to sleep on me.... <BR> <BR> Wake up...it's been too long <BR> exercise to a brand new song <BR> wake up...don't you go to sleep on me... <BR> <BR> <BR> That's how I felt this morning.. so very tired. Not sleeping good again. I have so much going on in my personal life, including work. I'm not one to air m... Wed, 15 Oct 2014 06:55:42 EST Tuesday, Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797867 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1319609638.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tuesday, Tuesday...kinda like Monday, Monday.... <BR> <BR> Who remembers that song? by the Mamas and the Papas? <BR> <BR> Monday, Monday, so good to me <BR> Monday mornin´, it was all I hoped it would be <BR> Oh Monday mornin´, Monday mornin´ couldn´t guarantee <BR> That Monday evenin´ you would still be here with me <BR> <BR> Monday, Monday, can´t trust that day <BR> Monday, Monday, som... Tue, 14 Oct 2014 07:16:34 EST A tired Monday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5797238 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1447981728.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sometimes there's never a right time <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> Not a good day. Not a good night. Barely slept at all and I have to go to work today. I'm hoping things get better soon because I don't think I can take much more of this. <BR> <BR> Hoping everyone else has a good day. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l487617229.jpg"> Mon, 13 Oct 2014 07:07:16 EST Baby Fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5796263 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1149146926.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning Sparkers.. I was reading the following article "Bouncing Back into Shape after Baby" here on SP, you can read it here <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=540 </link> <BR> <BR> I tell ya what..I sure wish I had read that article after my first baby. My daughter (Kishwa - pronounced Keesha) was born almost 37 years ago. I gained 32 lbs. I lost 20 of that at her birth, b... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 09:51:48 EST It's just a Thursday Kinda Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795068 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1270418472.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It surely is a Thursday.. one day closer to the weekend. This weekend I'll be going to a Fall Harvest Party at one of our band members homes. It's always a fun time and they are actually having another band play so it will be nice to be able to sit down and hear someone else sing and not have to do all of the work.. <BR> <BR> But.....I love my singing. <BR> <BR> Here's an interesting article and you'll enjoy ... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 07:07:57 EST What about today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794479 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l222038618.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone.. What are your plans for the day? <BR> <BR> Mine are working, coming home and exercising than visiting mom in the hospital. She's been there now for 8 days. Hoping she can come home soon. <BR> <BR> Did anyone watch the eclipse last night? I saw the moon some this morning or what little of it I could actually see. It had already started its progress.. pretty neat being able to see s... Wed, 8 Oct 2014 07:19:20 EST What's all the flap about the pancakes? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5793858 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l154890973.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> If you don't know me by now you know that I read quite a bit. This morning I came across the following article "Pancake flap: 'Aunt Jemima' heirs seek dough." It sounds like this family has some valid points. Plus this history takes place about six miles from where my older sister Jenny lives in Mt. Sterling, KY. <BR> <BR> <link>www.usatoday.com/story/money/busines<BR>s/2014/10/06/aunt-jemima-lawsuit/1679... Tue, 7 Oct 2014 07:06:15 EST Sunday Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5792684 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l913839929.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have a great Sunday everyone ~ Donna Sun, 5 Oct 2014 09:18:36 EST