DSCROW's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DSCROW DSCROW'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/ Canine Good Citizenship http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6241072 Yep we did it. We passed both basic and advanced last evening. It took 3.5 hour for both because of the size of the group. It went great! Today Homestead Holllow craft fair and ALABAMA football. Then rest....I'm tired. Sat, 24 Sep 2016 10:55:53 EST Hair, Message, Obediance :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240555 I take care of me this morning and Bella this afternoon. Hopefully all goes well at 2:45 so she can test for Canine Good Citizenship level one and two this evening at 6 pm. I believe she is out of heat. No bleeding for a week. Swelling all gone. We will know immediately in class and will leave if disturbs the other male dogs in any way and just have to wait. <BR> <BR> We shall see. <BR> <BR> Steps good, weight stable, eating some wheat but minimal, feel on track. Fri, 23 Sep 2016 09:31:13 EST Nice day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240328 I worked part of today to make up for the court day yesterday. It went well then I got nails done and ran some errands. Home for dinner and a relaxing evening. It's been a good day. Still working on my todays steps. <BR> <BR> I did get my steps yesterday getting home much earlier than planned originally. I got home and washed a cat and 3 dogs then snuggled with the animals. Thu, 22 Sep 2016 20:23:14 EST Fly day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6239518 No not Friday but fly day! I am excited even though it is serious business and an important purpose. I am ready, prayed up, got everything. Have to be at the local airport at 8 am. I am flying out of the airport beside the superspeedway so that should be a good view upon take off and landing. It's about an hour flight each way and I am so glad I am not driving 4 hours each way. <BR> <BR> Well gotta go. Hope to get my steps in today but may not be able to until I get home this afternoon... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 08:26:30 EST Good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6239280 Today was a good day. This is a good job and I like it. <BR> <BR> Got my 10,000 steps <BR> <BR> Got some new boots and a new jacket that I will wear with a skirt and top I have. A jacket or sweater are necessary sitting long hours in the court house. It just usually becomes cool being so sedentary in the air-conditioning. I am flying for the first time in a small plane and excited. It will shorten what would have been 8 hours driving (exhausting) to two one hour flights while I sit b... Tue, 20 Sep 2016 20:15:39 EST Family :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6238350 I had to head to the grocery before going to church due to being gone this weekend. Thank you whoever invented coolers :). I love my church family. It went a bit wacky for me as I had the little warriors but they were a joy yesterday. We had 7 kido's. Then we went to a great nephew's 3 year olds birthday party. 10 more kids from 1-8 running around the house be cause the outdoor party had enough of a down pour to send it inside the mobile home... Yes it was crowded with love :). <BR> <B... Mon, 19 Sep 2016 08:28:16 EST Feeling rested and well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237743 It's good to feel so rested. I added a location and one day commitment last October anticipating about 3 to maybe 6 months to adjust my calendar and not be so overwhelmed. Well it has adjusted much slower than I anticipated. I have just been trying to do it all plus work and extra hour this one day a week this past two months at that new job. It was July before I decreased the expected case load. In July I was also hired a second day a week at this new job. YES! it is a good job that gu... Sun, 18 Sep 2016 07:54:38 EST Great trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237571 We enjoyed our get away to Chattanooga TN. I had Thursday off which is unusual and no home football game Sat. So my hubby took the day off and we took off together. We did the DUCK tour and walked the Bridge to Northside of the river, shopped, ate, checked out the carousel, walked the Bluff District and went to the National Parks IMAX film. We had done the museum and the Choo Choo before so didn't do those again. We watched rock climbers in the climbing place next door to the hotel and l... Sat, 17 Sep 2016 20:48:11 EST Lots of fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6237016 We are having a blast on our getaway. Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:50:26 EST Short trip :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6236224 Me and the Hubby are heading out for a short weekend trip about three hours away. Coming home Saturday. Looking forward to a getaway. Now to not over eat...ugh Thu, 15 Sep 2016 09:35:49 EST Don't you hate the Consequences! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6235046 Yep, I do! I have been on this cycle lately doing good all week and not doing horrible but doing enough to get off plan each weekend. Yep then gain one lb. and today its two lb. It has been about a three week cycle of doing this. Yep I have lost it by the weekend but do it again. <BR> <BR> PLAN: this week I am going back to tracking food and I WILL CONTINUE through the weekend. Starting today TRACKING. <BR> <BR> I have gotten my steps each day. I have taken walks, no running which I... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 08:21:39 EST Feeling ready to be back on track this morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6234452 Good Morning and what a great day today! Yes its Monday but I am feeling good and ready to get back on my food plan. Yes I deviated this weekend but not badly. I am up one pound but I know it's fluid. You just don't sit out in the heat two days in a row in Alabama and not have water retention (well when you have BBQ nacho's, toast, and hot dog with bun). <BR> <BR> Gonna have a great day hope you do too! Mon, 12 Sep 2016 08:11:03 EST BBQ Nacho's :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6233840 OK I did not do terrible but well I didn't stick to the plan either. I gained one pound but that is most likely a reaction to sitting out in 95 degree temperature with the sun beating down on you. Sweating and sweating for the love of football. Yes we hydrated well before, had water during and refilled our bottles at the water refill stations through the game. Yes it was a good win. Yes it was great to re-connect with the stadium friends we see at every football game. Yes tailgating wen... Sun, 11 Sep 2016 09:09:51 EST Ready for Football today :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6233316 Getting ready to leave for the first ALABAMA Football Home game this season. What a beautiful tailgating day we should have. That's as much fun as the actual game. <BR> <BR> Go TIDE ! Sat, 10 Sep 2016 10:22:40 EST Closure of a stress now onward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6232734 I got to talk to our county coordinators, supervisor yesterday and discuss the problems we have been having since last October. I discussed the deterioration in the group over the food and feeling lack of support. Her whole demeanor, attitude, manner is so good and so like what I am accustomed to at this agency and it's just not what our county coordinator exudes. She is looking into the parent coordinator issue. I believe she heard my issue with the current county coordinators excuses and... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 08:37:20 EST LONG day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6232153 Well I am having my last group meeting with the Calhoun group. Dealing with Tanya is the problem over food issues. This month I am taking care of food and will be reimbursed. We need the parent coordinator HIRED she has only been doing this job since last OCTOBER, without pay and can't be reimbursed, and no one will help her get her fingerprints handled. Not my problem after tonight. I really like this group and will miss the people just not the new coordinator from the parent agency. I ... Thu, 8 Sep 2016 08:00:54 EST Bella in heat...ugh No Good Citizen testing ... I am bummed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6231568 Feeling bummed. Bella will miss good citizen testing unless we can do a private class for it since she is in heat. Was getting her prepped to go to work with me but she will stay home in the yard instead. Can't have her in the office bleeding or around the male dog who also is in the office. <BR> <BR> Gonna have a great day anyhow :) Wed, 7 Sep 2016 08:27:40 EST Boo Kitty or Boocifer... She loves me she hates me... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6231351 Ok this kitty wants to sit in my lap but doesn't want me to move my hands or pet her. At least that's the way it feels because she attacks if I do. Well she attacks when she wants to even if I don't. Many times she is much more gentle than she used to be but still its a bite or a grab with her nails. However there are still those times she is rough and I am getting bit and impaled. I have resorted to using a mini spray bottle to spritz her when she does this. Just water and she doesn't ... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 22:00:14 EST Work and repotting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6230434 I am working on a summary of some enlightening summer reading for a presentation and it was just flowing this morning and I got a lot done upon awaking. My best time to do this kind of work. Today the only plan is to re pot some plants sorely needing some assistance and help. Also with the desire to keep the kitty out of them... We shall see. She is enjoying the sun room which is where she has been moved right now when we are out of the house. She is just too much of a wire chewer still... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 09:38:27 EST Great day :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6230165 It's been a great Sunday today. We did not go to church and we did a staycation day. It was just a great day together with the husband. Looking forward to another day off tomorrow. Sun, 4 Sep 2016 19:38:07 EST Fall is in the Air, boat ride with sister in laws, ALABAMA FOOTBALL on TV http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6229390 It feels like fall this morning but promises to be a beautiful cooler day here in Alabama. We plan for my two sister in laws to come down and boat ride today then go out for a late lunch. We will put not tube or fly around the lake like when you have kid. It will be a great time together. I am taking the selfie stick so we can get a group picture on the boat all together. We will go local for lunch and they will be home well before the ballgame but would be welcomed to stay. They neithe... Sat, 3 Sep 2016 09:43:39 EST Certified letter for CEU's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6228825 It was the CEU audit which is random now and I have all my stuff copied to send back in the mail today :). Thank you for prayers and Thank you Jesus! <BR> <BR> Feeling much better and recovered from last weeks illness this morning and enjoying watching Bella the 12 month Boxer and Boo the 3 month kitty playing together this morning. Is it cruel that I let the dog in to entertain kitty and keep her from biting me??? Bella holds her own playing together and they get along so well...what a r... Fri, 2 Sep 2016 08:29:09 EST 90 of my 100 miles for this month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6228192 I am happy with that total and managed to catch of 10 of the 20 I was behind due to sickness. I have bonus miles from previous months so I am happy to report this 90 and know it will be fine. <BR> <BR> On another note I got a certified letter notice from my board in the mail yesterday, that I can't pick up until today at 8 am today. In the past these have almost always been bad news. It could simply be that my CEU's are being audited with the new procedures this year. So if your readin... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 07:07:27 EST 6 of 20 mile caught up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6227579 My goal is 6 more today between lunch and after work walking/running but 4 might be more realistic. I will do what I can :) <BR> <BR> Bella is ready to go to work with me today and this helps my miles with her daily walks through the day. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone :) Wed, 31 Aug 2016 08:02:06 EST Boo HISSSS on low monthly mileage! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226998 My mileage for the month is 79...boo Hiss. I only had 5.17 miles logged for last week due to illness (20 miles under my weekly goal). I was sick with this urinary thing. I was sicker than I realized not even to notice I wasn't logging miles. I am feeling better and will log some today and tomorrow but maybe can get 12 total, but no way 20 when I have full workdays too. Thank goodness for the bonus miles I have logged previous months. My mileage overall should still be ahead of my target... Tue, 30 Aug 2016 08:43:34 EST Feeling Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226349 I feel like I am getting back on track! <BR> <BR> Have a great Day everyone! Mon, 29 Aug 2016 08:30:22 EST Sonday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225791 I awoke intending to walk but am listening to my body and will rest a little today. I did 2 miles with the hubby yesterday. My miles for the month are good. I am instead enjoying the morning. I have the crock pot going for dinner and spaghetti squash in the oven as fo noodles. I am set. I had a wonderful day yesterday getting errands done I wanted to do and enjoyed grocery shopping. Bonus I got fish tacos at Cajun Steamer that I love to get. <BR> <BR> I am on the upside of recovering ... Sun, 28 Aug 2016 08:45:31 EST I dube today do what I want day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225266 I will do only what I want to today! No pressure and only kindness to my recovering self. <BR> <BR> This may include a walk with the hubby this morning and a trip to the grocery this afternoon but otherwise just peace and calm. The walk will be just that, with little running, as I get my groove back and am only just recovering. I enjoy the grocery when I don't have to rush :). I know I am a little strange. I am right now sitting in the peaceful calm watching an overcast morning as the f... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 08:34:25 EST 24 hours no fever no chills may be on the mend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225054 Right now I have a headache and I am tired. Its been a busier day than I expected but that frees up tomorrow. I did some things good for me... Thursday got a pedicure and went to lunch with a work associate. Today slept late, got my hair done, and got a massage. We had a real nice dinner of crab sauté and olive garden salad. NO Bread thank you. <BR> <BR> I didn't expect the hair appointment, I thought it was tomorrow and we did Bella's training at 2:45 today. She continues to do well... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 19:15:36 EST So far so good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224356 So far so good today. We shall see how the second half of the day goes. <BR> <BR> Hope your having a great one. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 13:35:12 EST Keeping positive despite puny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223604 Well the chills struck at 12:30 am and my husband helped with the Tylenol and blankets. Rough night. I am up dressed medicated and going to work for as long as I can today. I still think I am on the mend but lots of rest is still the order. I took a nap during a no show yesterday which is how I made it to the end of the work day. Otherwise I would have had to leave work. Not my regular happy self, dragging but meeting commitments which coming off vacation is simply necessary. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 24 Aug 2016 08:59:24 EST Been sick with chills again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222990 I went to the doctor yesterday and she felt I have been fending on a UTI and medicated me. Antibiotics with a chaser of Diflucan for the yeast. <BR> <BR> I mostly feel ok first part of the day but CHILLS and fever by 2 pm. I had to leave work yesterday. We shall see how I do today. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 08:52:05 EST Back Pain... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221833 I have not had pain that I needed more than a Tylenol for in three years. That is saying a lot from my 2014 car wreck with a broken neck, broken arm, and T 11-12 compression fracture. The T 11-12 injury is a functional injury that will always give me problems. I took pain pills occasionally up until my Weight loss. Nothing but Tylenol since my WLS surgery and medical complication with Liver Hemorrhage healed. But last night I was nauseated with back pain. Like in the right kidney area. ... Sun, 21 Aug 2016 09:14:25 EST Been productive at home, now out to eat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221523 I keep up with things at work but am bad about sitting that till I get time to find a place for it at home. I apparently have been doing this for a while. My pantry clearly had not been cleaned since 2013 when I had my surgery and serious complication that kept me out of work for 6 months. I had no clue what was in there and no time to inventory so I would buy more. Last weekend this got a through cleaning and it looks great. Sadly I had many out of date items to dispose of. This weeken... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 15:57:12 EST Awoke early now tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221130 Its been a long day... <BR> <BR> Ate well <BR> <BR> Got my steps and over <BR> <BR> Night all :) Fri, 19 Aug 2016 21:14:59 EST Good work day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220549 It was a good work day and I had my steps almost done by noon having got a morning walk in. Weight training tonight and I am appropriately tired. <BR> <BR> Food intake good but didn't track today yet and that is next to do :) <BR> <BR> Ready to kick back relax and then get a good nights sleep. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 21:02:22 EST Microbiome - gut adjustments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219520 So those who have checked in know I am reading about healthy thoughts and I have moved to healthy gut. I have increased some supplements recommended in grain brain book. They warn that as the gut rebalances you can feel yucky (its called die off) and I did last night. Increasing probiotics, increasing omega 3, and added a few others the book suggested. Last evening I could feel the gut adjusting....I will stay the course I am determined to have inner and outer health. I at least understa... Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:30:31 EST FIrst day back at work after vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218907 It was fully booked but out of 7 appointments only 2 showed up. Did other things, ran errands, did notes, caught up e mail, modified schedule requests. Took all day still so I am glad to have the time but really want to have paying work when I am at work. The paying job weather they come or not is tomorrow :). In October it will be two days a week thank you very much :) <BR> <BR> Off I go, will work in walks today no run. Weight work planned tonight. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 09:16:50 EST Ready for the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217992 I was on the go all day doing chores and cleaning things that needed done to prep for the week. I had to grocery shop after church ( I like to do this on Fridays). Its done, dinner done, food prepped for the week and we are ready now :) <BR> <BR> No running today. Got my 10,000 steps and had 20,000 yesterday :) <BR> <BR> Sun, 14 Aug 2016 20:33:55 EST Up early :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6217108 I run this morning and I am relieved to be home where food choices are easier. It's hard to stay on track with all the temptations away from home and I even planned snacks. I ended up however eating carbs but nothing like I once would have. No doughnuts, sweets, desserts they didn't tempt me, but bread did. I did well at first but succumbed as the week wore on. By the end I had a 5 guys Cheese Burger and fries during the trip home. I "forgot" to weigh this morning (maybe subconsciously ... Sat, 13 Aug 2016 06:34:11 EST Walking, riding, and unloaded. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216995 I got a nice walk of 4 miles in on the beach this morning before having to load and drive home. We got unloaded later than we planned as we stopped off to help DH sister on the way home with pricing of tools she is selling at a yard sale tomorrow. We also picked up Boo Kitty from friends who watched her while we were gone. So it's 9:22pm and I am unpacked with clothes laid out for tomorrows run in the morning. Ugh, I am tired but it is a Grand Prix race and I need to run anyhow. I will b... Fri, 12 Aug 2016 22:24:11 EST Rainy day at the beach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216097 This morning its grey, raining, windy and Wavy. It's beautiful, God's power is awesome! It looks like a restful day for me which is what I had planned anyway. I pulled the balcony chairs in to the room right in front of the sliders and am set up just like I were on the balcony which is wet and too windy to sit on at the moment. I am loving it just the same :) <BR> <BR> Last full day we go home tomorrow and I will make the most out of it :) <BR> Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:25:49 EST Morning Beach walk with DH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215539 My husband actually offered to walk with me today and he was surprised he did 3 miles. I didn't wear my garmin (but had fitbit). We walked till he wanted to turn around and he was surprised it was actually three miles when we got back. It's rainy and overcast but perfect for him as its cooler than normal without the beating sun which keeps him on the balcony usually. It was a great walk and then morning sitting out in the sand in the condo provided lounge and watching the ocean. <BR> <BR... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 11:47:35 EST From Hilton to Condo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214788 We move today as the room reimbursement ends... We however have a reasonable condo and the rates dropped today on it! Lucky! It's been the rest I need. Going for a walk on the beach in a minute may be power walking no running this morning. Still recovering from that Woodstock run an don't want to... <BR> <BR> Love the ocean :) <BR> <BR> Mostly eating well. I have been off bread and have eaten some at one meal a day but staying on track otherwise. No sweets, eating healthy food, maybe t... Tue, 9 Aug 2016 08:58:02 EST Blessed 10 hours and 40 minutes of sleep ! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214206 Yes I was tired and I feel so much better this morning upon waking. I wend down to the pool in the afternoon yesterday but positioned my chair on the edge of the pool deck looking out to the ocean. I listened to a book on tape for enjoyment not learning! I slept some laying out under my umbrella. I didn't want to be burned on my first day so was sprayed down with sunscreen. I had a dip or two in the pool and was back in the room showered and dressed. I felt good in my summer dress ready... Mon, 8 Aug 2016 09:25:44 EST Beautiful day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213697 I am having a rest day. My hips hurt when I woke this morning and I am tired physically. I sat on the balcony instead of walking the beach this morning. I will go out later today. It's beautiful here and I am happy to relax. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Sun, 7 Aug 2016 11:24:43 EST Vitamin Beach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213474 Yesweare here and relaxing on the balcony watching the rain and listening to the waves. It was a great day! Sat, 6 Aug 2016 22:54:23 EST Todays duties are done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212941 8:30 am- 7pm I worked registration for the Woodstock 5 K. I have to be there by 6 am to finish before call to the start line at 7:15 am. I run, attend a wedding, shower and get in the car to leave all by 12 pm... The good news is I can sleep on the way to the beach and will have toes in the sand by 5-6 pm. <BR> <BR> I hope to make a decent time tomorrow but will take what ever I can get :) <BR> <BR> Tired...Night everyone. Fri, 5 Aug 2016 21:23:33 EST Up early on my first day off...go figure :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6211981 Is it habit, excitement or just getting in gear for the big push before we leave. I don't know but I feel good, refreshed, happy and ready! <BR> <BR> Lets get going and enjoy what the day offers! Thu, 4 Aug 2016 07:37:31 EST Tuesday did improve and Wednesday is done :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6211749 I am OFF! YES for 11 days. Thursday through Saturday are busy but a different kind of busy as the Annual Woodstock 5 K approaches. The hubby has his first colonoscopy tomorrow (Yes he is prepping tonight poor man), and then I work all day Friday and early Saturday before the race. We travel after the race and I will have my toes in sand by Saturday evening! <BR> <BR> Prayer works and I had a much better day after my rough start yesterday. We are still battling ants but the dog bed is cle... 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