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/ 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 March 19, 2015 - Day 19 of new streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895693 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1483085598.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I decided to try to take a walk. You know one that happens when you actually go outside and put one foot in front of the other <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Needless to say it about killed me and I made it a mere 14 minutes, but I made it through. I hurt this morning. Had to take a Motrin 800 mg already. With a knee replacement I should have known better. I have done my Gazelle all winter long. That do... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 06:32:18 EST March 18, 2015 - Day 18 of new streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895044 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l500210892.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone.. how is everyone doing this morning? I fell a wee bit short of getting a full 30 min in on the Gazelle this morning... Had to jump off after 23 minutes and use the restroom... I'll catch another 7 min throughout the day... <BR> <BR> My boyfriend and I had a discussion about carbs last night. I don't want to say it got heated but he does know quite a bit since he's a diabetic. He of cou... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:07:12 EST Yippie, Skippie it's already Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894412 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l889625786.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Exercise done,, meals prepped.. I'm ready to face the day <em>334</em> Happy St. Patrick's Day everyone <em>137</em> Remember,, some of those shamrock shakes have as much fat and sugar in them as a burger and sweetened ice tea. Choose wisely. <BR> <BR> Motivational Quote of the Day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l630529222.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just for kicks ~ <BR> <img src="ht... Tue, 17 Mar 2015 07:03:42 EST March 16, 2015 - Day 16 of new streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893746 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1438555296.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning friends and fellow sparkers! My weekend was awesome. How about yours? <BR> <BR> I am happy to say I am down 7 lbs already since quitting that other medicine on Tuesday the 10th. I'm also glad to see it was my medicine and not something else. Now...onward ho to getting myself back in check and on firmer ground once more. <BR> <BR> Motivational Quote of the Day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:02:58 EST March 13, 2015 - Day 13 of new streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892100 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1929975561.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. Hope everyone is doing well today. I am very tired. I took 1/4 of a water pill and was up 8 times last night. I did, however, drop 10 lbs of fluid. That's quite a bit and explains why my ankles were swelled to the gill yesterday. I don't normally hold fluid like this but WOW is all I can say. Today I will be refreshing my body once more with a ton more of water and potassium to make s... Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:17:00 EST March 12, 2015 - Day 12 of new streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891540 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l685381444.jpg"> <BR> <BR> About that doctors appointment on Monday ~ <BR> <BR> Some good news (BP was awesome), some bad news (WT gain of 22 lbs and I have to start wearing my compression stockings again [this will drop the chances of a blood clot since my job is a sit down job]).. Doc thinks the weight gain in a lovely contribution of the medication she placed me on 3 months ago Amitriptyline. One of the side effects is wt gain. I'm not... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 06:36:54 EST March 10, 2015 - Day 10 of new streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890302 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1181882156.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I almost went to bed on day 9 without exercising. Instead I jumped on my Gazelle watched a quick 30 min show...and <em>244</em> Exercise done!!! <BR> <BR> It's that simple. It's all about choices. What are your choices going to be today? <BR> <BR> Motivational Quote of the Day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1112312880.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just for kicks ~ <BR> <img src="http://phot... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:17:49 EST March 9, 2015 - Day 9 of new streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889626 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l218240858.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. Hope you all had a wonderful weekend. I know I did! <BR> <BR> Today is a new day what are you going to do to accomplish your goals???? <BR> <BR> <BR> Motivational Quote of the Day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1943084169.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just for kicks ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l802720830.jpg"> Mon, 9 Mar 2015 06:13:40 EST March 8, 2015 - Day 8 of my New Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889141 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2067339011.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My streak is going very well. I'm doing what I'm supposed to be doing. I had to replace the battery in my SP tracker.. I lost all of my steps. Thanks goodness they are stuck somewhere in the background. That shouldn't have happened but all of my previous days say 0......... <BR> <BR> <BR> Motivational Quote of the day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l160098780.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just ... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 10:24:00 EST March 5, 2015 - Day 5 of my New Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5887292 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1182375084.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. It is Thursday. I have been wide awake since 4 am... grrrr.. Went to bed around 9 pm but laid there watching a few shows of The Voice. Anyone else watch that show? I'm still having trouble with my SP synching. Guess I'll just have to try a new battery even though mine shows life yet. At least I can eliminate that as a possibility. I have Friday off <em>244</em> And I get to spend i... Thu, 5 Mar 2015 05:57:34 EST Tribute to my wonderful dad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886670 I wrote this song a month before my dad passed away 9 years ago. I finally put it to music and video...if you still have your parents cherish them.. <BR> <BR> I Realize (Without you by my side) © <BR> Donna G Fowler <BR> February 13, 2006 <BR> Chord A ~ 75 Ballad <BR> <BR> Verse <BR> I realize dad, without you by my side <BR> I’ll survive, and learn to get by <BR> I understand why you had to leave my side <BR> And I know, with God you now reside <BR> <BR> Verse <BR> Only time, can take y... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 06:16:48 EST March 4, 2015 - Day 4 of my New Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886660 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l95296736.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Day 4 of my new streak.......Forgot to post yesterday but it went very well. Exercise accounted for etc... <BR> <BR> Is anyone else having trouble with their tracker loading? Mine has started loading very slow like 12 hours later than it should? I exercised 30 min before bed last night around 930pm. It still isn't showing up this morning. My battery life is good and my little do jobber plugged into the compute... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 06:01:48 EST March 2, 2015 - Day 2 of my New Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5885273 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1872130700.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone <em>334</em> Hope this finds everyone rip, roaring and ready to go. Day one of my streak is over and I accomplished my goal of 30 minutes of exercise and 12 minutes of resistant bands. I also threw a bit of snow shoveling that I did not count minutes for because it was only about 10 min. <BR> <BR> Day two started out on the Gazelle which got so squeaky I had to quit. I didn't want to w... Mon, 2 Mar 2015 05:59:24 EST March 1, 2015 - New Streak http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884674 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l267469783.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You may ask what my blog entry title means? Well...a new month, a new beginning and a new streak. All in that order. You know I'm reminded many times that some people may not know what a streak is. A streak can be likened to someone in AA that stays sober for x amount of days. That's a streak. It is however many days, hours or minutes that you have acknowledge you want to do something that is important to you.... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 09:01:45 EST No "Body" is Perfect http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5883516 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l217093978.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Okay folks in case you missed it there is a video right now, right here on SP that made me ball like a baby this morning. I'm willing to admit this video touched my heart like no other ever has. <BR> <BR> Crushing the ''Perfect'' Body Mold, One Mannequin at a Time <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/dailysp<BR>ark-videos-detail.asp?video=39&utm_sou<BR>rce=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_con<BR>tent=co... Fri, 27 Feb 2015 05:47:08 EST Who stole my bonus spin? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882890 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1114565040.jpg"> <BR> <BR> OK folks anyone else have this problem this morning where the bonus spin doesn't show up? I'd really like to know who stole by roulette wheel please.. it looks like this <em>347</em> Could you please return it???? <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Boyfriend's appt didn't go too bad. He has to start taking another Glipizide at night to see if he can get the numbers lowered. Cholesterol was also high and yet another... Thu, 26 Feb 2015 05:52:53 EST Guess What Day It Is? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5882252 Mike, Mike, Mike.......silly Camel... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l886808890.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning one and all and thank you for stopping in today. Today I only work 2 hrs. But of course I'm up 2 hrs before having to go to work so it feels like a work day to me. Constellation prize ... getting off at 10am. It will be nice to be able to get a few things caught up here like some grocery shopping. <BR> <BR> So...my boyfriend Mike, decided he wanted ... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 05:58:39 EST Today is Tuesday February 24th.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5881580 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1902905867.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning and yes, today is Tuesday, February 24th. February has flown by for me. How about you? Seems the older I get (did I say that?) the quicker time flies. <BR> <BR> Today I wanted to pass on some useful information about supermarket health dangers....there are some super good comments. You can view it on this link <BR> <link>www.msn.com/en-us/health/wellness/10<BR>-supermarket-health-dangers/ss-AA2... Tue, 24 Feb 2015 06:00:38 EST Merrily Monday Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880926 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l84383584.jpg"> <BR> <BR> WooHoo...I just got a trophy for 1000 miles. That's 1000 miles since I got my SP tracker about 1 1/2 years ago. That's pretty darn cool. <BR> <BR> I don't have anything planned today except work. I suppose that's enough in itself. Exercise done already. Breakfast finished and lunch made for work. <BR> <BR> Bible verse of the day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1673687701.jpg"> <BR> ... Mon, 23 Feb 2015 06:23:21 EST Handy Dandy Bathroom Tips http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879792 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1770788241.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Who doesn't like a clean bathroom? I know I do and I just cleaned mine this morning before getting on SP. My favorite is number 8. Which is your favorite? <BR> <BR> <link>www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/cleaning<BR>-and-organizing/8-unorthodox-tips-for-<BR>the-cleanest-bathroom-ever/ss-AA9dTMh#image=1 </link> <BR> <BR> Today's Bible Quote ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l825072829.jpg... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 08:54:55 EST What happened to my Thursday blog? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879173 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l171492316.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Gee I must have forgotten to blog yesterday, either that or it's missing in action <em>334</em> . <BR> <BR> -6 °F This morning where I live.. that's a BIG BURRRRR for those who don't experience these types of degrees.. This is in Ohio. To top it off we also have windchill advisory posted. They delayed schools in our local area by 6:30pm last evening. Generally they cancel. Precautionary, but worth not havi... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 05:30:58 EST OH MY GOSH!!! Do you think I'm on a roll??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877857 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l273028951.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. I was reading this morning, well actually going through the SP emails and came upon an advertisement "Get your "Shocking" 2015 horoscope. I don't know about y'all but I sure don't need a shocking anything.. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> I've worked really hard since Monday getting back into the groove of things. I have done my gazelle for the past 3 days. Today is also a strength day so I'll ... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 05:48:22 EST Dents in Your Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876909 This such a great article to pass a long.. I in no-way-shape-or-form wrote this article. <BR> <BR> Dents in Your Life <BR> <BR> It is not unusual for us to get so caught up in meeting our needs, desires, and goals that we lose sight of what is happening around us. <BR> From time to time, we may be stopped in our tracks by some unusual event that will cause us to pay attention to what is important. <BR> <BR> Those lessons can cause "dents" as happened in the following story. <BR> <BR> A yo... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 17:18:06 EST Happy Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5874276 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1025808180.jpg"> <BR> <BR> How was everyone's Wednesday? What are your plans for today? <BR> <BR> My birthday was awesome. B/F Mike got me a beautiful garnet and opal ring <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1443110048.jpg"> <BR> We also went out to eat and spent the day messing around with music. I've written so many songs it's so nice to finally have a program that can put them to music. It takes awhile to figure... Thu, 12 Feb 2015 06:08:17 EST 8 Wonky Weight Loss Strategies That Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873699 <link>8 Wonky Weight Loss Strategies That Work </link> <BR> <BR> I especially was interested in number seven and weighing yourself on a dedicated day. Truth be known I have not weighed myself in a month and when I stepped on those scales I was in tears. I have put back on 10 pounds. Even with everything I do. There were a few weeks here and there where I was having knee problems getting those injections but the God's honest truth... I had stopped tracking my food and stopped weighing ... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 08:16:37 EST What does it mean to you to be happy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872966 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l365373779.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What does it mean to you to be happy? <BR> <BR> Do you place emphasis on how you are feeling, what you are doing or where you are in life right now? What is your happy place? What does it consist of? Is it time to re-prioritize your life? <BR> <BR> Below is an article <BR> <link>www.yesmagazine.org/issues/sustainab<BR>le-happiness/10-things-science-says-wi<BR>ll-make-you </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Savor Ev... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 06:29:11 EST Monday Morning Blues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872259 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l855219388.jpg"> <BR> <BR> How many other people dread Monday morning, getting up early or just plain having to work? Don't get me wrong. I love early mornings. I love my job. But there's just something about Monday that I always dread.... I have to find a way to work around that. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> How was your weekend? Awesome I hope!! I spent Saturday with Mike. We did some recording (which was was fun and you can hear the ... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 05:57:16 EST Silly Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5871697 Good morning everyone.. Hope you are having a fantastic beginning of your day.. <BR> <BR> As for.. I'm waiting to go to church then to moms later for our Sunday dinner. <BR> <BR> I've been messing around again writing songs. Let me know what you think...The program I'm using is called Band in a Box....you choose the chords you want and depending on the style of music you want it generates the music for you.. It's an awesome program. So far I have written two songs and put them to music. <... Sun, 8 Feb 2015 09:12:43 EST Thank God we're one day closer to Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869810 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1225680426.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As my title says Thank God we're one day closer to Friday. Have you ever had one of these weeks that never end? You want so badly to get to a day of rest. That is my kind of week. Oh, I'm thankful for every day, but my body needs rest. I feel like I'm going on empty cause once more I'm waking up a ton during the night and my body isn't getting the rest it needs.... <BR> <BR> What do you do when you get run d... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 05:46:27 EST A wonderful day to be alive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5869134 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2141686271.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Come on now...admit it.. It's a wonderful day to be alive.... <BR> <BR> How often do we take for granted that we even woke up? We are so into our daily living routines that we take for granted the smaller things. Waking up, being able to shower, eat, exercise and even having the electricity to be on SP daily. They are always just there.... <BR> <BR> Motivational quote of the day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photo... Wed, 4 Feb 2015 05:58:52 EST Just for kicks ~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5868862 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1697981716.jpg"> Tue, 3 Feb 2015 18:26:47 EST Uncloudy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867641 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2116099200.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I ran across a little article worth looking at today. 20 ways to torch 200 calories. Some of those I'm sure we don't even think about like moving furniture or painting. This may give you some great ideas. <BR> <BR> <link>www.msn.com/en-us/health/cardio/20-w<BR>ays-to-torch-200-calories/ss-AA2finW#i<BR>mage=1 </link> <BR> <BR> It looks like our total of snowfall was 11.5 inches. I had my driveway plowed l... Mon, 2 Feb 2015 06:18:53 EST Snowy Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5867033 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l836542781.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's a snowy Sunday here in Ohio. Expected snowfall 12 - 18 inches. YUCK!!!! <BR> <BR> This was taken outside my house this morning after about 3 inches. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l177521628.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When stuff like this happens we make the best of it, so my daughter and I (she's 31) may make the following outside.. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l19... Sun, 1 Feb 2015 09:35:44 EST Saturday Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866384 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l940590008.jpg"> <BR> <BR> WooHoo...the day is finally here...Date Day!!!!!....How sweet it is to have moved through the entire week doing what you need to be doing and being able to sit back and relax and have a day just to take it easy. <BR> <BR> Do you have a day that you sit back and relax? I mean,, really let loose? Don't worry about laundry, dishes or anything like that. Just take a nice long shower / bath, refresh your body with... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 08:45:12 EST