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/ Faced the scale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303764 I have weighed but not as regularly as I have at times in the past. Today I faced the scale and it recorded my current weight. Dang that 10 lbs is back. It's so easy to put it on and takes regular effort to get it back off. I seemed to have less time this morning as I needed to be at work at 8. I spent more time in the kitchen making a salad to go with lunches I guess. I didn't get my daily meditation study done but listened to my bible on way to work. I do have an appropriate lunch an... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 12:26:21 EST Devices all set up for Sync http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303221 I got my scale set up to Sync and invited my husband to use it as well. So we are good to go. It took me a while to find the add device button. I don't know why I could not find it but hey it's finally done. I got my steps yesterday and today and my miles. We went to a movie yesterday and YES! I did resist the popcorn. My husband did not and bought a bag so it really took an effort to resist sticking my hand in. I took a serving of pork skins which are low carb so I was good. I had so... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 17:10:33 EST Why did I set the alarm? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302372 Today the alarm went off and it woke me...as it normally does, except I didn't have to get up. Its a rainy dark morning still and I would have actually slept in some. My body however responded so I am up. I am sure God had a reason that I forget my alarm setting to get me up. So I will do my bible study reading and plan to get on the treadmill. I have been slacking on my miles. Today I need to add them up and not just assume what they are! That will get me motivated I am sure. It's ju... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 07:33:54 EST Inauguration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302058 We got to watch some of the inauguration today. I took to time to pray for this new president and our country. No matter if you voted for him or not he is our president and we are citizens of this country. I was dismayed at the senseless violent protesting. I get we have differing views of this election but violence is not how we make meaningful change. So enough on this... <BR> <BR> I ate well but had hidden carbs in a chick fil a salad I ate. I got the light dressing but it had sug... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 16:29:18 EST Aria born :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6301266 My friend had her daughter and they will come home today so the day one person had dinner tonight instead of last night. My pot pie will keep till tomorrow and I will be less rushed baking it! She's beautiful :). <BR> <BR> I head to work today with the right foods packed and I think enough of it. I hope to get a walk in at noon and after work since I am not cooking tonight. I use the indoor track at the local rec center in this city on rainy days. I prefer outside if possible and will m... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 09:46:06 EST Schedule allowed Yoga today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6300981 I got through work early enough that I got to go to yoga. I did walk today but didn't track it...ugh. It was sprinkling this morning and stayed cloudy all day but improved as the day went on. It was a good day just not overly eventful and sometimes that is just good. Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:39:56 EST Later start for work :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299837 My director messaged me that I would not have to come in until 1 pm today... Yay! I will use the morning to go check on a fax machine to set up at the alternate number. I had a 30.00 one time fee for the new line but will still be saving 100.00 a month with the new system. This is after buying the new fax machine which I need. I will pass the old fax on to whomever can use it. Maybe even get a walk at the Choccolocco park before going into work as well! I will also get the ingredients ... Tue, 17 Jan 2017 08:51:07 EST Busy off day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299393 I am getting organized due to having to search for some things! The study books and floor got cleaned a couple weeks ago and the closet today. I decided to "port" my office phone number to a cell phone for 20.00 a month instead of paying 120. for a land line. I will use an alternate number for my fax and will have to get a new fax machine for this as the old one is on it's last leg anyhow... So I will have my phone with me each work day instead of getting messages just once a week. This ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:33:38 EST Feeling Blessed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6297597 I lost the original blog so I just thought I would say Hi! I have had a great day :) ! Hope you have had one too! <BR> Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:43:18 EST Afternoon fatigue so will plan better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6296484 Yesterday I walked three miles during a surprise extra hour at lunch. I actually went to Verizon where I had a very negative experience with their associate. I don't know why but almost immediately I was taken back by her attitude. By the third time her snippy abrupt manner made me blink and pause, I said "I don't know what has happened here, I am not a rude person and I am sure you are not (while she was being) but I think it's better if I just leave as this is not going well" and she sai... Thu, 12 Jan 2017 06:53:54 EST Blessed and thankful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6295845 I am a cup half full person so I it's generally easy to recognize my many blessings. I am so thankful for my health at 58 years old despite any aches and pains. While I have aches, struggles, and arthritis like so many I also know how blessed I am to be healthy and able to walk, sometimes run, and work out. I can move and have a home and am loved. Thank you Jesus. <BR> <BR> I am reminding myself again what is truly important. My weight on the scale went down and back up which I know is ... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 07:57:21 EST Roll Tide Roll... thankfully life is about more! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6295173 What a game...Whew...Be strong my heart! It was certainly worked out last night during the game. I am disappointed we didn't win but not disappointed in the team. What heart, determination, and effort they showed. They played till the end. This year the end was second place in the nation and not the national football champions. Great job BAMA I am still your fan! <BR> <BR> I am reminded that this was football and the ultimate race in life is one we each run daily, full of ups and downs... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 08:43:23 EST keeping on track and cheering on the TIDE GO BAMA! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6294937 So today went well. I am still on track. The food prep paid off today. I had Lunch all ready and just had to get it packed this morning. I have my 10,000 steps but no training miles today. The chicken cutlets were baked with some sugar free marinara sauce and mozzarella cheese for a breadless parmesan for dinner. <BR> <BR> Its been a good day and so far we are winning at the half. Now to stay awake for the rest of the game. It is presently my bedtime but I am too excited to sleep! ... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 22:21:56 EST Prepping (food) and stepping (fitbit) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293951 I am prepping for the week, getting some food cooked that we can re heat for lunches and dinners. We have chicken chili, Venison/beef burgers patted out, venison stroganoff left over, chicken pounded into cutlets, tuna salad, chickens salad with jalapeno's plus vegetables chopped and yogurt cups for lunch. I am sitting down finally! <BR> <BR> I have to however change and get backup to go walk or hit the treadmill. I need another 1 1/2 training miles still today. I should have my steps by... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 15:02:13 EST Sleet no snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293488 at 11:00 am yesterday I got a knock on the door "We are closing at noon" I was to be finished by 11:30 am anyway. At 11:10 I got a text from the transportation person "It's sleeting" I responded "Finishing Now". We wrapped up early and everybody got on the road home. We all made it in plenty of time and then it stopped at our house until about 6 pm when the sleet started in earnest again. Alabama was iced in this morning. Things started moving around 2 pm but a hard freeze is scheduled ... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 21:23:13 EST No Snow yet...lets go to work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292435 The governor called state of emergency and schools cancelled because of SNOW forecasted Now the weather they said the model over predicting what is happening and we will just have sleet at 6 pm. Ugh, it messed everyone's schedule up and excited the kids and grocery industry. It means a people forget appointments because of day care issues taking president. I did talk to everyone scheduled this am and they all say they are coming. I hope so. If I am going to sit around I would much rathe... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 08:22:10 EST Will it or wont it snow?? bread and milk sold out no matter :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6291986 It is Alabama and people freak our a little when snow happens. Many of my friends are just looking for reasons to miss work. I am planning to work in the morning and the snow is not due here until around 2 pm. The snow is not be arriving here till around 4 provided the weather report is accurate. <BR> <BR> Today I got a walk before work and one at lunch at the Rec center indoor track. My fit bit reads 10,000 steps already for today. So that is great! Thu, 5 Jan 2017 14:43:58 EST Busy long day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6291439 A cancellation allowed me to get my walk in today. It was a busy day and I got home to eat some good leftover pork chop and turnip greens. It was a good day but I am home and tired. I am kicked back watching some TV looking for a restful evening. Wed, 4 Jan 2017 20:22:48 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6289392 Today has begun well. I prepped for the week of appropriate low carb snacks and cleaned the last of the junk out of the fridge throwing away some other sweets and bready things I just didn't need to keep. I have had my shake and am drinking infused water. I have been busy this morning but really don't see the evidence of much. I did get some mini shelves for my young living oil eye drops and small bottles like my sinus spray mounted yesterday. My DH helped. I am really happy with the li... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 09:57:29 EST 2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288496 Its here! I know its going to be another great year. 2016 was not a bad year and I celebrated its close and the incoming year without dread or dissatisfaction and with a positive outlook! I am satisfied with the event! l am again cleaning out the kitchen and still sanitizing it of bad foods. How did this stuff get back into the house! It seemed to keep arriving this week but the trash goes out so out it goes!!! <BR> <BR> I have the greens in the crock pot, the beans are ready and decid... Sun, 1 Jan 2017 09:34:12 EST Wet and chilly day in Alabama http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6288020 I managed to get a walk in before the weather got really wet this morning. My friend Misty came with me and I was glad for the company. It's to easy to stop early when on my own. We were prepared for the rain with our rain gear on and finished a three mile walk. <BR> <BR> Dinner s defrosting and I am tucked in ready for the game. My DH is channel surfing multiple games while I am typing this. We are planning to stay in this new years eve and go nowhere :) <BR> <BR> Happy New Years ever... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 12:54:35 EST Scale moving down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6287361 OK it's not much but moving in the right direction as I get back on track making better choices! 135.1 this morning. Better choices + exercise = slimmer healthier me. No kidding eating this junk makes me feel yucky. I have part of the dumping syndrome where you feel stuffed and nauseated and sluggish. It doesn't last very long but I feel it and ask myself every time "Why did I do that!" The food tastes great on the taste buds but early digestion feels yucky as it hits the tummy. Fortun... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 08:08:15 EST Headed in the right direction! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286869 I weighed today and was down one pound with a few better food choices and small effort to make better food choices. I did get a three mile walk in yesterday with DH and Bella (dog) and enjoyed this. My back was sore last night and I rested. We have another rain front coming in and this could be part of the discomfort. It's not pain as I have had in the past just stiffness. A warm tub helped before bedtime. Today I work and am taking the last of the chicken salad (good choice) croissants... Thu, 29 Dec 2016 08:11:50 EST Forgot to weigh but its only been one day :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286426 I am trying to start my health habits back including weighing in. I forgot today but will work on remembering tomorrow. My food choices were better yesterday but still have room for improvement. I am a work in progress but getting on the right track! <BR> <BR> Planning another walk with DH today and looking forward to it. Wed, 28 Dec 2016 11:02:41 EST Got 4 mile walk yesterday, WootWoot! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285867 It was a really nice day to walk. Then we went to the movies and saw Rogue One. It was good. We got home early for relaxing. We both have to work tomorrow so other than a little laundry we didn't do much. <BR> <BR> Today I have scheduled three miles and better eating habits as I wont be home to graze. I am up to 136 lbs after these holidays from 122. Time to get back to the better eating and it's a mind thing for me. protein first, vegie's second, carb's last cutting the sugar out! M... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 08:18:35 EST Time to purge the kitchen of Salt, Sugar, Fat! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285451 Gonna brush off the audio book Salt, Sugar, Fat and re listen to it and a couple of others to get back on track after the Kitchen clean oiut. My sister in laws (both of them) sent goodie bags/stockings home. One was full of home canned items many healthy (thank you very much) and rocky road fudge and other sweets. The second was all sweets, cookies, and a bottle of home made muscadine wine. This along with the few items I bought for our own stockings was a bit overwhelming and made for a ... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 08:38:48 EST Merry Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285176 Well the paper is gone and in its wake is love, no Christmas debt, and celebration of the birth of Christ! <BR> <BR> Merry Christmas everyone! Sun, 25 Dec 2016 10:56:51 EST Cats have anger management issues...who knew :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284436 Well Kitty got fixed last week and seems to have recovered just fine. She follows me around everywhere or comes checks on me if she wants to be else where but doesn't really want me. No doesn't want pet, picked up, or touched....just served when she decides to eat or go out. Last evening she had been in and out, had eaten her special spoon of canned food on top of her dried and should have been quite satisfied. When I went in the kitchen to get a serving of cereal (NOT a serving bowl), ju... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 07:12:57 EST 4 out of 11 made for a long day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284076 Yes I had 10 sessions booked for the day as everyone wanted, or said that they did, to be seen before Christmas. I should have known better. I will say my first and last sessions of the day came. My 1:00 was todays 8:00, whom I called and offered the time, and became my number 11 effort to book the day. She was driving out of her way to see me today so was able to see me in the town she lived yesterday. So I would have only seen 3 people otherwise! OK, so I made lemonade and got other t... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 06:56:30 EST So this happened :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6283645 Our church is doing 40 days of purpose after the new year and buying books for the members. I thought "I have this book" so started looking for it in the library/office. Unfortunately this room is a catch all as well. SOoooo I plowed in. I FOUND It! oh goodie and in the process cleaned up a whole side of the office that is the catch all. Now there is still some need in here but it's boxed up and ready to go in to the attic! WOO HOO! <BR> <BR> I had a nice walk with Bella as well and ... Wed, 21 Dec 2016 07:45:12 EST a suprise day off :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6283236 I only had one client scheduled for today and they cancelled yesterday. The center director texted me and said Merry Christmas...Take the day off! See you Thursday :). Now what a nice surprise! I am off on a day with 54 degree temp and no rain. My plan is to take Bella (my boxer) for a long walk. She is being destructive right now because of lack of attention. She is hyper in the house and needs attention. Between the drought leaving her too dusty to take to work with me and then the ... Tue, 20 Dec 2016 07:46:58 EST Christmas is better with less decorating stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6282822 The meaning of Christmas is real to me and I am celebrating with love and joy. No decorating for me although I miss it a little I don't miss the stress. I thought I might get out the nativity. I have a nice one and may still. <BR> <BR> I have got my miles and steps in over the weekend. Today might be hard during the day but I will shoot for it and hit the treadmill when I get home. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! Mon, 19 Dec 2016 08:12:36 EST No tree (don't judge) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6282539 Hey I have the Christmas spirit! I am not depressed. We have no children or family visiting this Christmas. The holiday is here before we knew it. We have a tree in the attic with lights on it ready to go. We also have a 7 month old kitten who would just love climbing the tree this year. We decided not to do this. Christmas is next week. We will spend the holiday in relatives well decorated homes and stress free as we didn't struggle to decorate to turn around and take it right back d... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 15:21:11 EST Feeling rested http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6282014 I needed yesterday. I did what I wanted, how I wanted, at the pace I wanted and it was a nice restful day. I still accomplished things but not hassled. The laundry done, 3 miles done, grocery shopping done, massage done. My husband picked up dinner and I didn't even have to cook although had planned to. It's something that will keep for today. <BR> <BR> Today the plan is the same pleasurable productivity. I will get things done but not hassle. It just helps me see how I have been ov... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 08:48:31 EST Off and going to enjoy it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6281614 It seems since Mid October that my weekends have been so on the go. Today I plan differently. There is only one appointment to go anywhere and it's for a massage. <BR> <BR> To take care of me and get back on track and am changing after writing this and headed down to the treadmill. The laundry is started and I may take breaks in my three miles to transfer or fold. I am doing three miles each day for three days. It's cold here or I would be outside doing them. I love outdoor walks and r... Fri, 16 Dec 2016 08:03:13 EST Dressed to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6281203 I am giving thanks and taking a moment to just breathe. It seems I was feeling my feet under me for a moment after all those workshops and then demands to do this or that before the holidays hit. All these cases seem to head at this time to get something done before Christmas. I sure understand but it makes for a busy hectic time for me. Schedule adjustments at the last minute, calls to make, letters, testimony. Then there are the personal Christmas plans and activities. So just BREATHE... Thu, 15 Dec 2016 08:10:23 EST Boo Kitty did well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6280754 Yesterday I was busy and didn't get to check in. I had a good day and got everything on the home to do list done before taking boo kitty to get fixed, head to court, and then get to work. Hurry up and wait and not get work done while sitting at court waiting to testify from 9 am to 11:30 am. The testimony stuff went well but of course I HAD to be at my job by 1 PM and was not finished in the court room till 12:30! YEEEKS! I had planned ahead and had portable things I could eat in my lunc... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 07:51:05 EST Already feeling better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6279762 It was wild last night as I could just feel the changes as the swelling in my sinus went down from the steroid shot. I hate to have to get steroids due to the other side effects but oh how I needed it. I could feel the changes first in my sinus opening and my teeth stopped hurting, then in the loosening and being able to blow, my ears started tingling and itching as they became unclogged, the coughing started because everything was moving. It was like fast forward happening inside my head... Mon, 12 Dec 2016 06:33:45 EST After hours medical clinic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6279393 Yep I am gonna break down and go today for these sinus issues. They open at 1 so I will leave out of church a little early to be there when the doors open hopefully getting something for them. I do ok through mid morning until evening then misery begins again. I used antibiotic cream on my nose last night it was so sore from blowing and it feels better this morning. but a new day of blowing has begun...ugh. I don't want it to get in my chest or turn to something worse. <BR> <BR> The fami... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:59:36 EST After hours medical clinic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6279392 Yep I am gonna break down and go today for these sinus issues. They open at 1 so I will leave out of church a little early to be there when the doors open hopefully getting something for them. I do ok through mid morning until evening then misery begins again. I used antibiotic cream on my nose last night it was so sore from blowing and it feels better this morning. but a new day of blowing has begun...ugh. I don't want it to get in my chest or turn to something worse. <BR> <BR> The fami... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:59:35 EST After hours medical clinic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6279391 Yep I am gonna break down and go today for these sinus issues. They open at 1 so I will leave out of church a little early to be there when the doors open hopefully getting something for them. I do ok through mid morning until evening then misery begins again. I used antibiotic cream on my nose last night it was so sore from blowing and it feels better this morning. but a new day of blowing has begun...ugh. I don't want it to get in my chest or turn to something worse. <BR> <BR> The fami... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:59:33 EST After hours medical clinic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6279390 Yep I am gonna break down and go today for these sinus issues. They open at 1 so I will leave out of church a little early to be there when the doors open hopefully getting something for them. I do ok through mid morning until evening then misery begins again. I used antibiotic cream on my nose last night it was so sore from blowing and it feels better this morning. but a new day of blowing has begun...ugh. I don't want it to get in my chest or turn to something worse. <BR> <BR> The fami... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 09:59:32 EST Annual family party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6278878 Aunt Dot is the family fixture. She is 90 something and frail now. She began over 60 years ago having a sibling party that included her 10 siblings. She is not the oldest but one of them. She is the only surviving sibling. Over the years it became a cousin party as well as we had to bring our parents to this party that previously we were not allowed to attend...it was exclusive. It finally opened up to us as our parents began passing on and we were invited in their place. Now the next ... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 06:56:08 EST Chili was just right :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6278488 That chili was so good...yum! <BR> <BR> I did get a walk in and 2 miles at that for the day. Still kind to myself due to sinus issues. Using the C-pap to breath at night. They diagnosed me no longer having apnea but man my sleep has been bad this past week due to sinus issues, and better since I started using it again. So while I am still yucky I am not as fatigued getting half decent sleep. <BR> <BR> Today is hair, massage, stop by the office and cook for tomorrow's annual cousin's par... Fri, 9 Dec 2016 08:55:05 EST Chili in the slow cooker :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6277991 The cold is coming today to our area...at least what passes for cold here :) so the chili is in the slow cooker. Many people I have spoken to are planning the same for the "weather". I laugh as I know we are wimps in ALABAMA when it comes to real cold, ice, and snow. I wouldn't have it any other way. You folks who live in the North can have it, I will take the 115 degree summers in August any day. I hope where ever you are you can enjoy the day and the weather in store for you. <BR> <BR... Thu, 8 Dec 2016 08:50:35 EST Life is Good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6277497 I am giving thanks for so much today. God has blessed my home, work, running, friends, love...I am just blessed. Life has ups and downs and I am happy and less stressed through the changes I have made this last year. The weather has accentuated my aches and pains but I give thanks for the ability to feel and move. God is so great! Today he is saying to me take care of yourself. Slow down, rest and heal...I am stopped up and feeling the sore throat so common this time of year from going ... Wed, 7 Dec 2016 07:45:29 EST Rainy day grazing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6277065 Fortunately my lunch box was full of healthy choices and I ate every bite all through the day and just stayed hungry yesterday. Unfortunately I have peanut butter crackers in the drawer for kids who are hungry after school. All my lunch and snacks gone I reached for the crackers (two packs when all was said and done)... I was board, I didn't get to walk at lunch because of the rain, it was pouring and dreary, and my knees and joints ached. Not good to do but could have been worse. I will ... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 09:00:24 EST New week New Day ain't it GREAT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276540 YEP is it not wonderful the many ways we can renew ourselves. We can restart that diet, restart the workout, restart our bible study, restart the work week, restart! Who doesn't need a chance to do over and do better. Today I restart a stretching program to help these tight legs I have. Gentle slow start because I am so tight. Using the yoga poses I have learned. I have not been able to attend yoga (since September) because of my schedule and I will be rethinking this or scheduling it m... Mon, 5 Dec 2016 07:27:36 EST cold rainy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6276250 It is dreary outside, cold and rainy and we needed the rain. We however discovered a leak in the skylight in the sun room. NOT fun. We have a bucket under it and the name of someone to call for a repair. I am not heading up on the roof with sore knees from yesterday. <BR> <BR> My husband has asked me not to do anymore 13.1 or longer races as I have hardly been able to walk from IT band on the right knee. I did the same thing after that Mercedes race last March... He is very supportiv... Sun, 4 Dec 2016 15:37:21 EST Running...Walking...Running...for 13.1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6275624 Yep that is what the plan is for the annual Chief Ladiga half marathon run from Peidmont to Jacksonville this morning. It's going to be a cool but dry (thank you) despite the pending rain this afternoon we badly need. Misty one of my other friends is doing it for the first time today. Lynette my other running buddy is on the mend but its hard each time they put on that new cast. Those of whom have had one understand the repositioning of the foot to a right angle. I miss her and am thankf... Sat, 3 Dec 2016 06:28:15 EST