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/ 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 Finally Friday and all that jazz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865710 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1634409623.jpg"> <BR> <BR> WooHoo!!! We made it through the week. Hallelujah!!! <BR> <BR> So anyone have any plans for the weekend they want to share? As for me...I am going out with my old boyfriend that I dated for five years.....Going to eat a steak dinner...(can't turn that kind of dinner down right). I've missed Mike a lot. Maybe we have both learned some hard lessons. Time will tell. <BR> <BR> Motivational Quote of the Day ~ <... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 06:43:44 EST Thoughtful Thursday and more http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864995 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1254889257.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning peeps....Still asking for continue prayer for my brother-in-law Bobby Cole. He was placed in ICU. BP was 284/120 and he was vomiting and shaking uncontrollably. Still has the balloon in his nose to make sure bleeding doesn't continue. <BR> <BR> As for me.. I was up and at em' this AM with my exercise, eating breakfast and singing my little heart out...lol.. Got to love a good sing in the morning. ... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:06:10 EST Wacky Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864245 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l228170969.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today is my first day back after being out sick. Hope I have the strength to get through 8 hrs of sitting on my butt answering phones.. <em>334</em> I actually need to start getting up every hour and walk a bit. It's so easy to get caught up in being sedentary. <BR> <BR> Motivational Quote of the Day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l174393948.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just for kicks ~ <BR> ... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 06:42:29 EST Another day off of work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863502 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l328277205.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Still not feeling up to par so I am taking another day off of work. Wish me well ~. <BR> <BR> Motivational Quote of the day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1175489069.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just for kicks ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1217831211.jpg"> Tue, 27 Jan 2015 06:38:26 EST Miserable Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862854 All night long I had heartburn. So bad to the point that I couldn't sleep. I called off of work and went to sleep for a few hours after calling in. Finally beginning to feel a bit better. <BR> <BR> Just for kicks ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l515556300.jpg"> Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:24:01 EST Silly Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861797 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1463688351.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I've an awesome day. how about the rest of you?????? <BR> <BR> Just for kicks ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l4099172.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 24 Jan 2015 20:18:16 EST Just for kicks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860748 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l922852537.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful Friday ~ Donna Fri, 23 Jan 2015 05:43:03 EST Thoughtful Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860049 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1511989533.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What does it mean to be thoughtful? The dictionary describes it as: <BR> <BR> 1. showing consideration for others; considerate. <BR> 2. characterized by or manifesting careful thought : a thoughtful essay. <BR> 3. occupied with or given to thought; contemplative; meditative; reflective: <BR> in a thoughtful mood. <BR> 4. careful, heedful, or mindful: to be thoughtful of one's safety. <BR> <BR> How often do you ... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 07:17:41 EST Guess what day it is? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859255 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1851725581.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone...I woke up this morning with pain in my knee. I did not exercise yet. Holding off a bit to see if I can work some of the soreness out. <BR> <BR> I'm glad today is Wednesday. I have tomorrow off. And I have many plans.. it's gonna be a busy day. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I posted about how much time you have in a day and I received some very good comments about that blog (by the way it was no... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 06:06:33 EST How Much is Your Time Worth? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858457 This article is by Mary "Motivator" Rau-Foster and well worth reading.. <BR> <BR> How Much is Your Time Worth? <BR> <BR> We seem to vacillate between complaining that there is not enough time (as we rush to complete our projects) and that there is too much time (as we anxiously wait for the plane to arrive). Most of us mourn the lack of hours in a day as we try to do all that we require of ourselves. <BR> <BR> We are given the gift of time (86,400 seconds per day) that must be used each da... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 06:32:36 EST Happy Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856998 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1200723756.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone...I woke up with a nasty headache.. I think it may have been because I went to bed later than normal and used a lot of cleaners yesterday while scrubbing my place...Tylenol works wonders. <BR> <BR> So what are everyone's plans for today? I will be going to mom's later but first getting that other bedroom cleaned first. Church too..can't forget that. <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day everyone. ... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 10:01:30 EST Satisfying Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856392 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l428022992.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Last night I began some heavy cleaning around my house. I have my living room completely done and furniture moved. Today I am going to conquer the spare bedroom (that looks more like a junk room) and my kitchen (at least the countertops, dusting, mopping and sweeping the floor). That will give me a head start. <BR> <BR> Our band should have been playing tonight. It's a shame that it folded just because Jim lef... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 11:35:58 EST Finally Friday and all that stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855541 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l600804424.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. I couldn't be happier that it's Friday. My second week of exercising Monday - Friday. WooHoo!!!! <BR> <BR> Well my ex will be moving to NY today. I'm kinda glad he won't be in the same area as me. He has family there. I just pray that he gets the help he needs. <BR> <BR> Motivational Quote of the Day ~ <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2060000387.jpg"> <BR> <BR... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 06:22:08 EST Thursday one more day closer to the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854808 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l956801335.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Morning one and all. I wanted to say a special thank you for praying for my situation. I'm a very strong woman and I'll see this through. <BR> <BR> On another note,, somethings wrong with my knee replacement from May 2014. Last night I was having trouble walking. I'm still having trouble walking, so I got out my can today so I can have some extra support. Just hoping it's an issue with muscle and nothing else... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 06:41:23 EST Hump Day Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854034 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2101938689.jpg"> <BR> <BR> G Morning everyone. Good to see you here. Exercise done, Breakfast almost done. No idea what's for lunch yet. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a very stressful day for me. B/F issues. Not good ones either especially since we just got back together. He sees Spark People as a threat. This is a newbie for me. Never had I thought in the world that something like SP would be an issue. Yes it's time on the computer but... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 06:23:36 EST Tasteful Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853245 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1657609366.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tasteful ~ indicating good taste. <BR> <BR> What does tasteful mean to you? Is it the decor of your house? The way you spend money? What? <BR> <BR> What is tasteful to you when it comes to reaching your goals? Have you ever even thought of using that word when it comes to having a healthier lifestyle? If it hasn't been why not incorporate it. <BR> <BR> elegant, chic, refined, suitable, becoming <BR> <BR> ... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 06:38:48 EST Monday, Monday morning Yep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852392 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l262448472.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good Monday morning everyone. How is everyone and how did your weekend go? Mine was great except for the hurting knees. Back at my 5 am exercises this morning. I'm wide awake and ready to go. And of course we got another 2 - 4 inches of snow so I have to clean up the drive & car before work and I leave at 730 am. so I can't be on here very long. <BR> <BR> Motivational quote of the day ~ <BR> <img src="http:... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:36:17 EST Sunday morning coming down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851745 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1697398164.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello. it is 1130 am. I overslept and did not go to church. <em>46</em> Last night I ended up taking to viacodon for my knees. We had band practice. I stood the majority of the time. By the time we made our 45 min drive home I had to literally crawl up the stairs (no I did not drink anything but water). I could barely make it up 4 steps without cringing and crying. Mind you this was the knee I had replac... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 11:42:41 EST Satisfying Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850900 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1001726261.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning everyone. Today is Saturday. WooHoo!!!!! I got through the week Monday - Friday doing my exercises in the morning before a shower. <em>521</em> Today I don't have to exercise but I may, I'm not sure yet. Currently doing laundry, stripping beds, and I will be doing more heavy cleaning then at 5 pm it's band practice. <em>276</em> I really need to learn to play that guitar I got for Christmas... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 09:16:12 EST Finally Friday!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850022 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l659105861.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So glad it's finally Friday. I didn't want to get out of my warm bed this morning. Temp is currently 14 degrees with a low today of 10 above. Tonight it is supposed to dip down again to about -5 degrees. It's way too cold even for an Eskimo out there. I actually got up when the alarm clock rang, reset my alarm clock, got back underneath the covers and tried to procrastinate. But I told myself if I could exercis... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 06:16:09 EST Thinking Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849218 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l589869000.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning one and all. It is five below this morning. Can you say brr? <BR> <BR> Got up this AM, exercised, showered and sparked. Just about in that order. Sitting down to a nice hot cup of cappuccino. Yum!!!! <BR> <BR> I'm glad it is getting closer to Friday. I'm tired. I don't know if it's been because I have gotten up at 5 am every morning this week to get my exercise in before work or if I'm just ti... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 06:39:30 EST Guess What Day it Is? ~ Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848299 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l465007310.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Many of you have followed me for awhile know that I absolutely adore the camel commercials about guessing what day it is. They have a new commercial out and it is just as funny as the old one. Ya got to love that camel. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l836813757.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Exercise done, breakfast eaten and a lunch to be served has been packed up and is ready to go to work with... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 06:36:58 EST Troubled Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847336 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l915212857.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Are you having a troubled Tuesday? Do you know one way to ease that stress you may be having? Exercise! Yes that's right, I said it. You might ask me why I say exercise, well for a few reasons. You can get out a lot excursion. It allows you to concentrate on something other than your troubles and it allows your body to rejuvenate itself. What a better feeling can you have? So if you are having a troubling T... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 06:19:17 EST What? I have to exercise every day? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846327 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l973161398.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Okay folks I'm not sure about you but I do not know if I could become a LLEE. That stands for Lifetime Effective Exerciser. This morning I was reading the "10 Habits of Highly Effective Exercisers by our one and only Ellen Goldman. You can read it here: <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/fitness<BR>_articles.asp?id=2012 </link> <BR> <BR> I'm thinking to myself.. You have got to be kidding me. Exercise the ... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 06:34:54 EST A healthy today, A healthier tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843566 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l386384850.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A healthy today, a healthier tomorrow. What does that mean to you? Does it mean you will start something new today to reap the benefits tomorrow? How easy it would be to say this every single day to ourselves. How many of us would still slip and fall if we kept just those six words in mind? <BR> <BR> I think for myself I will choose those six words today instead "gee that chocolate would be tasty". See six wo... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 06:03:55 EST