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/ Play and more play! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866872 I got my run in yesterday and by the end of the day had exceeded my 100 mile walk/run miles for January! WHOO HOO! I was not sure I would get it but I did. I will have to add this formally tomorrow today I mean as it is after 12 am) when I get back home. I am getting ready for sleep and we will be heading home after some sleep and check out. <BR> <BR> We have had a really great time. <BR> <BR> Well today I start my steps for today! Sun, 1 Feb 2015 01:19:27 EST Run and Play http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866446 Today is a play day. I plan to get going for a run first then we get to play all day. Maybe a movie, definitely some casino play. <BR> <BR> I have come to hat buffet as I eat too much. I don't want to pay 25.00 for such a small amount of food and have left stuffed. Even 13.00 for lunch is a lot but that is the meal we have typically paid for a buffet. We have instead shared a dinner meal to not have left overs or had soup and an appetizer. We both have had WLS surgery and just can't... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 10:19:30 EST Training, run, then fun... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865779 What a beautiful day it was yesterday on the Gulf Coast. I got out of the workshop around 3 pm and did a 3 mile run along the beach. Today I am through around Noon and plan a 3 mile run over the bridge. I didn't bring my cord so can't download and share the picture of the wonderful sunset over the water but it was glorious as we headed out to dinner. I ate too much at lunch (buffets are bad even though I selected good foods not carbs). We shared a blackened fish dinner which was just eno... Fri, 30 Jan 2015 08:54:20 EST Long day... new location http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865026 Yesterday was a long day. It was not uneventful. We had gracious over night guests who are related through past marriage. Then I had a 5 mile run. I showered and finished packing in time to go to the funeral and grave side service. We spent important time with family. While the rest of the extended family went back to the church to eat and socialize we said our good bye's and had to leave. We got home, loaded up and hit the road for a 5 hour trip. I am here at the location for my wor... Thu, 29 Jan 2015 07:56:18 EST Today we remember and say goodbye. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864327 Today we say goodbye to a fixture in our family, all of us (the next generation) and our children have been hugged, swung, aggravated, cheated at cards by, joked, comforted, sung to, and advised by Uncle Billy. He was a jokester, family man, father, Christian, naval man, brother, deacon, hard worker, husband, and widower. He had his faults and there are tons of story's that include the line and then Billy... All said with a smile. He was sought out and did not get on your nerves. He was ... Wed, 28 Jan 2015 08:54:58 EST Tuesday day all day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863522 I am feeling tenderness and in my hips and hamstrings. I plan to run but hmmm....I don't know if I need to rest or move. I woke up thinking 5 miles. Just don't know yet. Once I am dressed and going I will have to re evaluate the plan. <BR> <BR> I have some Home chores this morning to get ready for guests, work this afternoon, and the visitation this evening for Uncle Billy. The funeral is tomorrow. We leave following the funeral for a workshop. I am heading for a workshop Thursday and... Tue, 27 Jan 2015 07:14:43 EST Run, loss, and love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862797 It was so nice running in the sunshine...but wait this is Alabama and the weather will change drastically again. We actually had sunny and 60 degrees yesterday. Today not so much. It rained last night (Surprise) but is gone this morning. Hey, the weather is never boring here. <BR> <BR> I got two 10 K runs this weekend and one 5 K (Fri-Sun) and enjoyed them all! Today it's a lunchtime walk and maybe after work run with my FIT 2 DANCE class. <BR> <BR> I wont get to go tomorrow as we ha... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 09:02:16 EST Lets go run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862267 Sun is shining, it's warmed up, lets go run!!!! <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! <BR> Sun, 25 Jan 2015 14:30:24 EST Good Morning and day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861657 Good morning everyone. Got a 10 K run in today! The sun is shining! Laundry almost done. It's a good day! Sat, 24 Jan 2015 14:48:50 EST Good night all! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861254 It was a really busy day but I really got pampered. It went something like this 2 mile run, tires rotated and alignment, hair cut and color, lunch out with husband (fish tacos), massage, nails done, picked up dinner (BBQ) and snuggle on the couch with the girls (dachshund and boxer). Time to get ready for a good night of sleep. I got my 10,000 steps. Its been a really nice but busy day. <BR> <BR> The hubby is at hunt camp till tomorrow night. <BR> <BR> Good night all! Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:20:03 EST WORK and workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860117 Headed to work with no break on the schedule today for a walk. I have a webinar at lunch....:( The upside is I get free CEU the downside I mismywalk! HM I wonder if I march in place I can get my steps in because they can't see me during the webinar I can see and hear them? Maybe can do! <BR> <BR> I do have FIT 2 Dance after work today and I am enjoying it. I will outgrow this class rather quickly I think but it is fun for this winter. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:55:57 EST Two great morning home in a row! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859490 Whoo HOO! The bad news is I didn't have paying clients so no income for two mornings. The Good News is I thoroughly enjoyed them. Going to run each morning and then getting ready and heading in to work by NOON. Tomorrow is a busy full day and if I had a little more notice about todays cancellations I might of moved some folks around. That comes with drawbacks when you change appointments around people tend to forget. <BR> <BR> Any how I have had two more opportunities to run 3 miles ea... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 12:07:45 EST Talk and Movie "American Sniper" and better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858503 Thank you for your comments yesterday. Yes it was about him, well and me too. He was feeling jealous and wants to feel asked first even if he isn't going. I quit asking him first because he had been saying no. ME, I just felt triggered by past history of guilt trips. We talked after I returned from a 6.22 mile run and went to the movies in the afternoon. <BR> <BR> American Sniper was worth the 18.00 admission for two. It was really good. The theater was so quiet, contemplative and f... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 07:58:10 EST Spirity of Jewish (Irish) mother http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857716 Do you remember how mom could make you feel guilty with just a word or a dismissal. "No, go ahead" it was the tone, not the words that my husband said. He did not plan to walk today and I know this. He has not gone walking since thanksgiving and his hundred day challenge. He will start back efforts tomorrow because of the 4 month weight loss challenge! I have asked regularly and today when I said. "L and I are going at 8:15-8:30 he said "No, go ahead" with just that tone of censure and ... Mon, 19 Jan 2015 08:52:04 EST Studing Gods Word on tongues (not ment to debate only reflect) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856940 I had a really full and wonderful day yesterday that ended with listening to some Christian acoustic guitar playing at church and then prayer service. We prayed for a particular family and person. The first prayer spoke in tongues. I began praying to block the spirit of evil and felt myself physically begin to withdraw from the unified body surrounding the person needing prayer. I do not believe in tongues and found it to propel me from the unified spiritual moment. So what do I do? Tha... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 08:12:59 EST Running indoors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856587 I went to the Community center and ran the raised track which circles the gym. I'm glad I went. I was alone an I don't know if I would have run two miles alone today. I would have been on the treadmill and it's just not as much fun. Cold outside, I know I'm a wuss, real runners run in snow and ice (or at least that's what they boast). I do feel the pull of the road and outdoor track to run but then I step into that cold and well I just don't have too! It is not worth getting sick over. ... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 17:44:31 EST Something new http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855633 I was invited to a Fit2Dance last night and I am glad I went. I didn't really work up a sweat but It added 6,000 steps to my daily total and I did move and stretch area's I have been neglecting (more than I realized) just running. We did shoulders, arms, upper body moves and squats. It included some nice stretching too. I could tell I had tension in my shoulders and shoulder blades and neck when we started. So, I focused more on working it out rather than keeping up with her pace. It wo... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 08:59:11 EST Back down 1 lb ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854905 So right now I am wondering if it was just fluid retention. I did nothing different yesterday. I had not weighed in a couple of weeks so just didn't know. We shall see how the diary and rest of the week go. <BR> <BR> I did my 10,000 steps yesterday as well so that was good for stress reduction. I completed the third counties billing and have three more notes to last two small county invoices. I do minimal work for them they are further away. So I am satisfied with my work progress. t... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 09:04:03 EST Two pounds? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854107 I have gained two pounds since Dec 1. Should I be concerned is the question I am asking myself. I will take inventory and do my food diary for a week. This will also require me to measure to know how much to record, which I have stopped doing. I may be eating too many carbs. They are so much easier to eat sometimes. I did have tidbits of candies over the holidays but that has stopped. Otherwise I may be gaining muscle. I am well in my weight range but don't want to have bad habits t... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 08:22:42 EST Progress Notes priority http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853359 I got one county's completed and turned in yesterday. Attempting to finish another's this morning before I arrive at that county to work. One more county and two other individuals county notes after that to complete. Lets get this done! <BR> <BR> I got my steps in on the elliptical last night. My legs were like rubber when I got off. I am not hurting :) today which makes me happy. I stayed on it for 1 hour and 20 minutes and when I got it last year I could not do 5 minutes with out rub... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 09:35:26 EST Today Monday again it happens every week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852464 It's Monday and my notes are not done but it is a great day anyhow. I am taking my work out clothes to run after work. I however am blessed and giving thanks for it. Hope you have a wonderful day. Mon, 12 Jan 2015 08:34:53 EST Sunday was good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852209 It has been a really nice Sunday. I finished my 10,000 steps a little while ago. I was 1,000 steps away and went down to the basement and finished them. <BR> <BR> Hope you had a great Sunday as well. Sun, 11 Jan 2015 22:11:40 EST Food, Work, Run and FUN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851177 I wasn't really surprised when I got the call today that something came up, when just yesterday she said she wanted to work....hm. Maybe not. So off to the office I went to do the invoices (which took the morning) instead of the notes. I was going to do the notes yesterday but didn't have to because I would do them while my helper did the invoices. So the day did not begin the way I would have preferred with a run today. I did get all the invoices done and still will have to do the notes... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 16:11:04 EST Slow start today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850147 I slept in because I stayed up late last night. I am listening to my recorded Joyce Meyer and slugging around this morning. I will have to get going soon. Yesterday was my once a month long day and it went well but is always tiring. <BR> <BR> I have to do monthly billing this weekend. I also plan to run. Today is off to a late start and I have an appointment at 1 pm. It's time to get household got to get done chores organized and get moving. I hope you each have a Great Day. <BR> <... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 09:23:04 EST Geek Squad visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849931 So my lap top visited the Geek squad and is happier. Optimized and a malware remove. <BR> <BR> Hope you had a great day. Today went well but was my long day of the month 9 am to 9 pm. Glad to be home. Fri, 9 Jan 2015 00:29:50 EST Cold returns midweek hard to get in run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848339 I am up and getting ready but really should have got up and run, should have last night too. Not feeling it this mid week. Probably part of just having to get back in the work groove after being off almost two whole weeks. Court from yesterday is over and no longer lingering. I am still missing Mas still and instead of running last night I spend time loving on the other two dogs. The female boxer wanted to play. She lost her playmate too. <BR> <BR> OK, UP and atom the day begins... <BR... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 08:01:15 EST Glad to be home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847947 It was not a bad day but not a usual day. I waited in the hallway to testify for 1 1/2 hours then they didn't get done before lunch and I had to go back after lunch. So I was basically at court from 9:00 to 3:00 today. I had to cancel my afternoon appointments and did get to see one family at 3 pm. The rest of the day was court... The good news is I am not overly stressed about it all. It's over again (meaning I have testified to the same things previously). <BR> <BR> I enjoyed runni... Tue, 6 Jan 2015 19:12:04 EST New work year begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846403 Ok, ok, yes I am up....I really am a morning person and didn't have a problem getting up. I did sleep in some during my vacation time but often I was up by the time my alarm would have rung. I go back to work today and don't dread today. I am not excited for tomorrow and a court hearing but Hey, that's the job sometimes. I am looking forward however to a great 2015. My goal this year is run one each minimum 5k, 10k, 15k and a 13.1 The half marathon at 13.1 is of course the goal I will ... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 08:28:39 EST Sad after death of pet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846026 My post last night after returning home from the super hero party that was for a special 4 year old... <BR> <BR> I am very sad tonight. We said goodbye to my Boy Boxer Max. He was my baby and he helped me recover from my car accident when he was just a puppy. I am so saddened this evening. He just laid down and died. He was not sick. He was 11 years old. He was well loved and well cared for and I miss him. I was his person. He was out playing with Cloe the female boxer yesterday. Luke and I ... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 20:40:42 EST Super hero birthday party today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844598 My great nephew is turning 4 and we are invited to the Super hero party. The gift is the new Mutant Ninja Turtle movie! They have rented the gymnasium with 4 blow ups from 11 am till 1 pm. (Is it wrong I am thinking laps in the gym while socializing somehow? I need steps since I missed my morning run!). I love my family includes us in all these events as we don't have children ourselves. We have 7 great nieces and nephews in this family and the nieces and nephews treat us as honorary gr... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 10:17:05 EST Wet Finish http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843849 We went to the community center to run on the indoor track. It was closed :(. So off to the outdoor trail at the Veterans park. 1/2 mile track so need 6 laps. Somewhere around lap 4 rain drops threatened and I guess began. By lap 5 it was light rain. Should we go for it, Yes we did! We however did not beat the rain that began in earnest during the last 1/4 mile. We got three miles done but planned more. We got it done and that counts. Home, showered and dried out now. <BR> <BR> Ma... Fri, 2 Jan 2015 12:22:05 EST New year First Rune of 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842942 Whoo Hoo! Ran the last day of the 2014, yesterday and the First day of 2015 today! Had a old friend and new runner join us today. Two girl friends and my husband all went. Lynette and I run about the same pace. Misty and Luke kept different paces from each other and us. We all finished about the same time just different mileages. Good run good start of the year! <BR> <BR> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 14:31:49 EST Running the last day of the year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842055 What a year! I am very excited to have ran on the final day of the year this year and will run on the first day of 2015. At the end of 2012 first of 2013 I was not a runner. I tried to run with a friend maybe twice in College and never ran again. My surgery was January 15, 2013 and by June 2013 I started walking then Walked/ran my first 5 K August 2, 2013. I had surgery again Dec 2013 so at the end of the year and the first of this year NO RUNNING as recovering from hernia and abdominal... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 14:16:51 EST Looking forward to 2015 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841080 What's God got in store for me in 2015. I am positively anticipating the future which is like my old self. Its not the same struggle to do so, as it had become after my car accident in 2004. This January is also my two year surgeaversary for WLS surgery. My outlook was positive at the beginning of 2014, but I was still recovering from surgeries. I was doing great but recovering from a hernia and abdominalplasty surgery. Surgery number 6 and 7 in Dec 2013 (the first five were in four da... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 08:23:15 EST Running helps tension http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840594 I ran this morning and am feeling well. I could feel the tightness up my back that leads to my ear aching last night. I stretched and used my relax the back equipment to stretch the spine and feel better today. I could feel the spine as I ran and I really think the problem has increased due to not running enough lately. I am walking my steps but have only run twice last week and tightening up from sitting in that recliner too much! So my goal is to get those runs in and have four a week.... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 13:04:51 EST Rainy days and Sundays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840200 Isn't that a song??? It is raining this Sunday here in Alabama. It let up for a little while but raining again this evening. Flash flood warnings for the area. 10,000 steps in today. Otherwise it's been a lazy day and I have been reading a book. I hope to see the Chiropractor in the morning as I am having an ear ache. It may sound crazy but due to my old C2 injury this ache and tingling in the face the medical doctor would refer to Bell palsy is actually a chiropractic issue. I will g... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 22:36:49 EST Saturday running plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839174 I am hoping to get a run in before the rain hits this side of Alabama this morning. We have plans so... rain, rain, stay away, come again another day (or at least in the afternoons so I can run!). <BR> <BR> I got a 3 mile run in yesterday later than I planned because my running buddy asked me to wait from 8:30 start to 10:30 start. At 11:30 I went to the Chiropractor and got a neck adjustment (My ear started hurting by 10:30 and I know this is my old C-2 injury) and then ran by 12:30. She... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 07:52:05 EST Lost again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838672 Don't press enter must press POST BLOG ENTRY or loose the blog! <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! Fri, 26 Dec 2014 08:17:38 EST Merry Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838313 That's a wrap folks...or should I say unwrap! The clean up complete and the gifts neatly stacked. The theme this year for both Luke and I was warm and dry. Cuddle wear, outer wear, fleece shirts and jacket, rainwear for him and I (we got that together), and active wear. New running shoes for me and a Garmin for him (I got my gamin last summer). My husband ordered me a running devotional for this next year...very thoughtful and made me truly pleased. This man knows my heart and owns it! <BR> ... Thu, 25 Dec 2014 10:14:25 EST Oh YA! Happy to run again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837853 Man it felt soooooo good to get in the rhythm of the run yesterday. No I didn't break any records time wise but that was not the purpose. I found my groove and actually thought I could run longer. Is was a good run and I didn't get rained on. I felt the pull to run yesterday which was a nice feeling. I ran and out and back route for just three miles to get back running. I was afraid the trail/track I usually run would be flooded so did road running. <BR> <BR> I had my 10,000 before c... Wed, 24 Dec 2014 08:06:38 EST Feeling like a run today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837395 Where did that blog go????? <BR> <BR> Well feeling better and planning to run. <BR> <BR> Got 5,000 steps yesterday. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 23 Dec 2014 08:55:26 EST Fun filled weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836711 While I awake after having returned home yesterday, I ache all over again this morning. I think I slept hard and this effected my breathing. Should have used CPap. I fell asleep without it. TONIGHT! I am warming my body with a mini electric blanket and have taken Tylenol. We had a really good time and we had no difficulties other than a little traffic arriving at Nashville around 4 pm on a Friday before the Christmas Holidays. It was beautiful at the Resort. We watched the snow tubing... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 08:36:39 EST great trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836273 We have had fun and today is a travel day. My last blog disappeared. Looking forward to coming home after a fun time. Sun, 21 Dec 2014 10:09:34 EST Antibiotics have kicked in...I am not sick! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836106 It seems this was a sinus infection I was battling and not the Flu or something serious...Thank you Jesus. We are having a great time in Nashville and m husband even enjoyed the Rockettes with me. We enjoyed the Graylord hotel and conference center today. The boat ride, lights, largest nativity I have ever seen, the outlets and the show tonight. Lots of fun and feeling better. Got my 10,000 steps plus both yesterday and today! I am getting back on track. <BR> <BR> Hope you had a great ... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 00:16:32 EST I am still NOT SICK! and thankful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835303 Christmas Break has arrived...Thank you Jesus! I just need some time off to recover from burnout. I started am antibiotic refill for the sinus infection I seem to be fighting. I AM NOT SICK...and I am feeling a little better. Plans set, packing to do, going for my Christmas overnight trip and Rocketts :) . My husband wins for this gift! <BR> <BR> No running since Saturday. I have averaged about 5,000 steps each day this week and am satisfied all things considered. Fri, 19 Dec 2014 08:39:01 EST Submitting to rest is sometimes necessary... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834794 I made it most of the day. Near the end I just faded. So by 2 pm I started cancelling from the end of the day. The headache was back as was the nausea after lunch. I have really slept well the last two nights and still felt better than Tuesday but .... I have one more work day and I will be off for two weeks. I AM NOT SICK is my mantra. I might be burned out and need time off. I may have some sinus issues I AM NOT SICK... I have big plans this weekend I AM NOT SICK! Rocketts and Na... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 07:41:06 EST Better morning awakening...not in pain! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834283 I came home by 4 instead of 6:30 pm tired and still had headache. Last night I decided to sleep using the CPAP as my thoughts about my symptoms yesterday morning seemed related to breathing problems during sleep. My doc said I didn't qualify to require CPAP anymore but that I could still use it on the low setting it is on. Well indigestion, headache upon waking, numb cold aching hands and feet and tension all over body made me decide to use it last night. I feel 100% better today. I have... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 07:38:30 EST Overall aches and pains http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833763 I don't feel good. Hurt all over. Headache. Body ache. Up dressed and trying to push through. Usually by now I am feeling better. Today not so much. Took Tylenol, hot shower, slow stretching (no choice its as fast as I can), I am going to try and go to work and see if this passes. If not I will start cancelling from the end of the day until where I am at and go home. Really, I know the difference between pain and normal ageing aches and pain. This is oh too familiar, pain from my pas... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 08:10:10 EST Back to the grind :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833261 It's a workday and a Monday. It's not a rainy day :) which is gooooooodddddd. Find that silver lining giving thanks in all things to Christ! I am not feeling yucky about Monday today. It's just a day. So I didn't run yesterday. My legs were tired. I got about 6,000 steps. I'm satisfied with this. <BR> <BR> I hope to have a great workday. It's full but not a bad schedule today. The hardest day of my month is done. I am also off two weeks at Christmas and looking forward to it :) Mon, 15 Dec 2014 08:21:37 EST Party Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832770 I had fun at the party and forgot that many of these people have not seen me since my WLS surgery. Some just didn't recognize me and had to ask who I was, this was fun! I missed the party last year because of my hernia surgery. I had already lost 100 lbs but many of them didn't know that even then. So it was shocking to some. Aunt Dot was physically weak and could not even walk without assistance of someone and of course is not going to use a walker. She is basically staying with one or... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 10:07:50 EST