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/ Excited to go to Alaska! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379961 Well it's here this week! We will be off and I will be on social media sabbatical until 7/10 when I get home. I may have some internet but not sure. <BR> <BR> The 5 k went well and my time respectable. I was pleased. <BR> <BR> Keep Sparking everyone I will be back Mon, 26 Jun 2017 13:58:30 EST Garmin 0% with a run in an hour! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6379236 Oh well I can use my fit bit watch but I really rather have the Garmin for a run. It is what it is. I thought I plugged it up to charge but what ever I did drained it instead. I think it was backward and a button depressed draining it instead...ugh. It's on the charge but I will leave within the hour. We shall see. <BR> <BR> I have had a busy prep day. Tonight is Hailey's twilight run and I hope not in the rain but, well it is what it is, and I have a hat and windbreaker to protect me... Sat, 24 Jun 2017 19:17:26 EST Contract and prayers please http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6378654 The board is going to re look at the contract but I have no idea how it may change or if it will be acceptable. A little scary for reasons I discussed with DH (so thankful to have a supportive husband) but can't put in black in white on media. Soooo I started the day praying. I put it in God's hands. I trust God to lead me and all will be as it should. <BR> <BR> The prep for vacation continues with packing, checking off the lists, getting hair cut, and a much needed massage after some... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:01:10 EST Lost office Keys!! Contract issues! PIZZA and CPR! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377800 At 7 am yesterday I realized my Wednesday office keys were missing. I locked the file Monday evening at a business that allows me space to see their people but NOPE not here the next morning. I started the day rushed but searching and leaving messages at that office. No keys found but phone number left in case show up. Calling back home to get DH to check pockets of yesterdays clothing. Searched through cases and bags, under seats, through the car, NOPE! Other stress...next years contra... Wed, 21 Jun 2017 08:25:25 EST What day is this???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6377379 It's COUNTDOWN DAY to vacation! It will be a busy one with going to one job early before the next job before Running CLUB social (with salad...ya and pizza...ugh) and CPR training! It's a full day and I have another tomorrow. I am glad I am no longer fatigued as I have been this past month! It's typical weather here in Alabama with break out storms in the evening and Wow yesterdays was buckets of big drops and pouring rain. This morning is clear but this evening is likely rain. I am pac... Tue, 20 Jun 2017 08:04:20 EST The Packing has begun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376939 I have placed a portable hanging rack in the bed room to process what we really need all week. We are really trying to pack light. So far it looks good. We will add and take away as we think all week about overland and cruise bags. We are trying to minimize the bags we will carry. <BR> <BR> Meanwhile on the food front I have been up and down again. Sabotaging my positive efforts again and staying within that same few lbs. Weekends seem to be the challenge and allowing temptations as ... Mon, 19 Jun 2017 07:52:11 EST Didn't run but had a GREAT day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376430 I stayed home from the 10 K today. It was 1 1/2 hours away and this is the first weekend I have not been drained by the time the weekend got here. I decided I would not run. <BR> <BR> So today was a very nice day. My hubby and I had a pistol cleaning class, then I had a nice lunch of left over fish and vegi's, washed three dogs/one cat, cleaned the kitty litter and started the packing of things prepping for travels. I cleaned out the cosmetic bag, refilled shampoo's and travel meds. I... Sat, 17 Jun 2017 21:40:48 EST ALASKA is calling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374767 This is our 40th anniversary cruise that is coming soon!!! I am getting excited! <BR> <BR> The goal is to get some lbs down before the trip and so far so good. The ah ha moment was on the scale on Friday I was up again to 133.4. I really began strictly on Monday with a liquid reset diet for bariatric WLS patients. Today I was down to 129.3 which I know is all fluid as reality is you don't loose fat that fast but hey 4 lbs of fluid are gone and I am under 130. Tomorrow I begin soft food... Tue, 13 Jun 2017 19:03:38 EST Finally feeling recovered http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6374238 I have just been fatigued since my husbands surgery. Its taken weeks it seems to get back to feeling myself and not dragging. I am only now really recovered enough that I am not out of steam by Thursday's each work week. I am still taking care and getting my sleep. I am not running a 10K this week as its 1 1/2 hours away and that's 3 hours on the road with 6 miles in the middle. I just don't have to so decided not to. I will walk or run my 3 miles around home this weekend. I am getting... Mon, 12 Jun 2017 14:50:11 EST 2 hour nap and 10 hours of sleep! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6367853 First of all I took a two hour nap Saturday afternoon. I deserved it! I had cut the grass in the dog yard (a must to keep flea's and ticks down) and washed three dogs. The DH usually does this but is still recovering (well by the way) from rotator cuff surgery and can't right now. I ended up with 3 miles cutting that yard with a push mower on a hillside! After the nap we went to my nephew's 40th luau birthday party. The party was really fun. I tried green banana's in coconut milk. Once... Sun, 28 May 2017 21:30:12 EST 2.5 hours till rest time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6366815 I am coming down to the light at the end of this work tunnel and then a three (and 3/4 days counting the rest of today) off! I am ready for this! Fri, 26 May 2017 09:09:08 EST Still pushing through http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6366398 Since I have checked in I had that 5 mile run Saturday and came in 4th in my age group. It was a tough run but I was glad I did it. Then Chehea Challenge rest stop. It all went great! Those riders are major competitors and just strong to ride 124 miles up the Chehea mountain twice through our rest stop! I have had to work long days every day this week and I am just looking for Friday at 10 am when I am through for the week. I have a 9-10 meeting then LET THE PAMPERING BEGIN. I get hai... Thu, 25 May 2017 09:25:36 EST Well I had a BLIP http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363874 Yesterday was a blip in the food plan and today I feel ok about it. Why is it when you feel good coming off a stress that's when you eat bad... I had lost that lb and got back to 129 lbs consistently for three days. That was a little of yesterday... I got my space back and felt great about it but was also fatigued and bought a small muffalotta for lunch instead of eating what a brought. I ate half for lunch and a quarter for dinner. I have one quarter left. Now I did eat too much eating... Fri, 19 May 2017 08:30:41 EST MIA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6363518 I have been missing checking in. We changed the whole room around to put the big man recliner in my morning meditation, prayer and work space. Thus I relocated and am not getting me time.... So yesterday since my DH cannot even use the chair because it is a right sided recliner he can't get in and out of, I moved his chair out. I moved my stuff back and hey I feel so much better! I feel great! I am so happy to get my space back. I was mighty and moved that big man recliner hefting it ... Thu, 18 May 2017 11:09:26 EST Some good rest :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360634 i got some sorely needed good rest last night. The DH not so much. He is healing well but was itching all last night. I asked why didn't you take benadryll... He is not taking pain meds other than Tylenol although it does hurt he doesnt want to be addicted. Hard head it's just been 7 days and you have taken very few... He is up and about and ofcourse tired of the sling but wearing it like orderded. He will drive into post office today and has been on no pain meds for two days so should... Thu, 11 May 2017 12:11:57 EST A little tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6360243 I am counting on some extra rest this weekend. No race planned and other than teaching the Kindergarten at church Sunday. That's IT! But I am hanging on until FRIDAY at around 3 pm when I will be done this week. The DH is doing better but still needs me to handle all the house stuff and help him out. <BR> <BR> OK I am good! gotta go back to work! <BR> <BR> Keep Sparking! Wed, 10 May 2017 15:54:17 EST Loosing days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6359890 So my life has been very busy resulting in forgetting to check in to spark daily. I am doing well and DH is healing. I have just been busy. Food choices are going better and I am not snacking on sugar. Thanks for the idea about star anise in tea I will have to try it. I am getting shorts walks in no long run's or walk but I am satisfied considering I am caring for recovering DH working full time. Life is good, and all will be fine, and I am blessed. Tue, 9 May 2017 20:34:11 EST Better day today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358931 I through away the licorice that I bought for me and said "No more", the chocolate has not tempted me the same today although I did almost mindlessly reach a couple of times but said no. The hubby is doing well except for the contact rash he seems to have developed on his trunk and sling arm. Its itchy but OTC hydrocodone cream seems to help. I need a nap but the dogs also need bathed...Not sure which I will do. Right not I am just sitting. This morning I finished that TAX prep and we ha... Sun, 7 May 2017 16:02:03 EST What a beautiful day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358552 It's gorgeous here today. The hubby got up with me and we went to our small group bible study today at 10 am. We came home for lunch then went to the outlets just to get outside. DH got about 5,000 steps and did some movement to help his rest tonight instead of dozing all day. We took it easy but enjoyed the casual walk in the shaded area's of the outlet. <BR> <BR> I am not doing so hot on food today. I have snaked on some comfort food he requested. Yes, chocolate... NONO NO NO NO DONNA... Sat, 6 May 2017 19:13:24 EST Rough night better day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6358131 So...DH began to have feeling again about 10 pm. Yes he took his pain pills but it was a rough night after not having any pain meds all day as he was just numb until bedtime. Up and down all night and so was I. I hope we sleep better tonight. Today he has been mobile and using meds as prescribed. He is uncomfortable but managing well all things considered. Still tired and recovering, got my steps in for the day, and still recovering and resting along with the DH. It's rainy and cold he... Fri, 5 May 2017 17:01:59 EST Home from the surgery center http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6357646 DH had same day surgery and we are both home kicked back in out recliners. He is still numb from the block. Everything went of without a hitch, thank you! I am at about 6,400 steps at 1:30 and need a nap. After I nap I will see about a walk. Right now I am just tired and at a good point to rest. <BR> <BR> Keeping on track and hope your are too. Thu, 4 May 2017 14:38:52 EST Dinner success and READY to go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6356994 The spiral Lasagna and pesto chicken (left overs) were a great success with our dinner guest. Oh ya I had left over cheese cake. Everything was LCHF which is how he also eats. I filled up and it was yummy. <BR> <BR> Today is a full day with a Daniel Plan bible study at the end which I will need! Despite being busy I strive to keep God first and put aside time to be in the word. Luke's surgery is scheduled tomorrow again. I have a hour cancellation to take care of me and get in a walk... Wed, 3 May 2017 07:30:20 EST Up and going :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6356730 Pushing through until Thursday when the hubby's surgery is rescheduled. I think I am ready but there are a few things that need to fall into place...or not and I will deal with it then. We are expecting delivery on a new adjustable bed which will help my hubs during recovery. We also moved a recliner into the bedroom for possible sleepless nights (I remember oh to well). I am mostly doing well with food choices, yet must admit to having a burrito supreme for lunch today. I will count it ... Tue, 2 May 2017 15:25:48 EST REST yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6355974 Yesterday I woke up and went to work in the kitchen prepping for food for this week and making ribbon cut Lasagna for dinner. It turned out great and my hubby likes it. He said "I just have to get used to eating things other than pasta." So far he is liking several new things that cut significant calories using my new Vegi Bullet. I got the fridge and Kitchen clean before church. After lunch I time spent in the office cleaning out and shredding until 2 pm. <BR> <BR> My back was hurting ... Mon, 1 May 2017 07:44:42 EST Husband Heart arrhyhemia http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6355522 We went in to get him shoulder surgery and they cancelled it as he had a heart arrhythmia. So for the next several hours we spent time in ER then to the cardiologist the next day. Well all is well. He has arrhythmia but not the kind they shock or put on blood thinners. He is cleared for surgery and now it needs rescheduled. So my whole routine has been upside down. This morning I prepped food for next week and feel like I am back on track. I have done well overall with food. Just to... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 09:58:47 EST Work and wellness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6353322 I am back into my work routine today and prepared with healthy food, proper shoes for a walk, and my drinks. I am feeling recovered from the abdominal issue and will do weights tonight. I will still be mindful of the weight I am lifting I don't want to have a hernia develop. I am preparing to be off on Thursday as my DH will have rotator cuff surgery at same day surgery center. I think we are prepared. Cleaning up the bedroom and having to do something with clothes overflowing onto the f... Tue, 25 Apr 2017 12:41:08 EST The closet is clean http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352992 I started at 6 am and worked until 1pm today cleaning everything in the closet. Purging clothes, folding the winter clothes, hanging the summer clothes. I am so glad its done. I am exhausted and I ended up with 23,928 steps at 6 pm. Lots of effort that doesn't look different but I know is greatly different. It's CLEAN and ready for the spring/summer clothes in ALABAMA. <BR> <BR> Hope you have had a great day. Mon, 24 Apr 2017 19:40:18 EST Better today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352457 My abdomen and intestines are BETTER! Happy Dance! Still a little tender but I learned that when you binge it messes up your regular bathroom habits! Good day yesterday. I did run but no PR but it was one of those runs that I felt good during if tired at the end. We finished up hill ... ugh. Today just a walk. Then closet... Does this ever end. I still need to purge more. <BR> <BR> Have a great day everyone! Sun, 23 Apr 2017 15:16:28 EST Stining remains http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351851 The sting remains... It is not as bad as I felt in the past but DANG it I don't want a hernia. I don't know that is what it is or if I am having some constipation (TMI) or trapped gas from my few day binge. I broke down and looked up reasons and that is three of them that concerned me the most. That and Diverticulosis which my mom did have and I have never had. The bee sting near my incision concerns me for incisional hernia...dang, dang, dang. <BR> <BR> Mind you I am not freaking out o... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 07:48:15 EST High tree pollen and Midnight Awakening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351454 I walked before work and the heat of the day getting 2.5 miles in. I did well with allergies not having taken extra morning allergy meds. At 2 pm however when I walked another mile the pollen tore me up...ugh. Fortunately I had my Allervert and within 20 minutes this dissolving med went to work and my itchy and watery eyes were better. My sinus opening back up. My sinus had swelled and I could not breath from my nose. So I was able to recover to finish the day. <BR> <BR> I did someth... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 08:39:38 EST Trust in GOD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350987 I am not going to figure this out...I am going to TRUST GOD and do good! I am resisting the devil temptations for wrong foods. I am trusting GOD and will enjoy life while GOD is solving my problems. Whew that is a load off. I am going to do what I can do with it but not do what is not mine to do and LET GOD DO! Thank you Joyce Meyer for the message this morning. I am tired of trying to control it and don't do very well on my own anyhow. I am not saying I am going to be out of control b... Thu, 20 Apr 2017 08:24:13 EST Time flies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350534 Its going by so fast this year. I am trying to stop and just enjoy it but it's gone in a heartbeat it seems. This year particularly is just flying for me. Lord, help me to savor each day and see your work. <BR> <BR> The effort continues to get back on track. The scale was favorable with that same 1/2 lb loss. I am holding but the desire for sugary bready things continues right now. Why oh why do I make such choices when I know the taste is temporary and the consequences difficult for ... Wed, 19 Apr 2017 08:02:51 EST 90 second Bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6350111 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5b802a19-8958-42a1-943c-2daf30095cfc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Bread is the thing I miss the most on the keto LCHF diet. It's true I don't get hungry with good fat's but my comfort food is bready stuff. I made this for the first time this morning. I made one for my husband a sandwich (he misses sandwiches) and a stevia cinnamon one for us to share this morning. OK it's eggy but man its good. The texture is bready. So I will be exploring some metho... Tue, 18 Apr 2017 09:25:59 EST Allergies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349750 My eyes are so itchy and all around them across my nose. I am trying to keep my hands off them. It's hard right now. I carry tissue every where... Tis the season...The allergy season...This too shall pass. I am not using this as an excuse it is simply fact I am allergic to multiple things but tree pollen is high and shrubs medium right now...It is draining but not the reason I didn't resist! <BR> <BR> Well I gained those two pounds back and am starting at 130 again since Easter. It is ... Mon, 17 Apr 2017 13:51:47 EST Bubbles everywhere http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6349036 I did it...I bought what I thought was dishwasher soap and it was ultimate dish soap. When one fills the dishwasher cup with it, and starts it, the bubbles begin! I left the house to run to the grocery (last minute purchase for family dinner today) and left my husband at the house. He couldn't reach me on the phone when the dishwasher was spitting up bubbles all over the kitchen floor. I had silenced my phone at yesterday's workshop and forgot to turn on the volume. Left on his own he pr... Sat, 15 Apr 2017 21:52:58 EST Workshop with 2 special ladies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348327 I don't need the hours but need the time with two special ladies I work with. We see each other in the office but don't really spend time together. Today we will attend a workshop together and have time to socialize on the ride and at lunch. I will enjoy the time despite wishing I could stay home and rest. <BR> <BR> The truth is I would not rest I would run errands, do laundry, or ended up going to a doctors appointment with my husband who is getting MRI on shoulder and seeing doc to di... Fri, 14 Apr 2017 08:02:17 EST Relief http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6348176 After a brief panic attach and husband and wife drama the call was made to the tax woman and extension filled. The husband was pushing to have it done by the 18th. I would not have minded if things were ready! So the dilemma was solved by the tax woman who said she would file the extension and we have appointment for May 9th. THANK YOU JESUS! It is Easter weekend and I just didn't see how to get it all done. <BR> <BR> So I completed 10,000 steps and got a walk in. We attended a Mound... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 21:42:52 EST Busy multi tasking day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347716 Work/taxes/mileage/CEU/Work/ bad news about friend loosing baby/work then my kind husband took me to dinner so I didn't have to cook...YES! We still have to get an appointment and get to tax woman or get an extension...ugh but making progress toward getting it done! <BR> <BR> Hope your tax season is going well :) Wed, 12 Apr 2017 22:06:18 EST Good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347196 I am less tired tonight but have reason to be so. I did my steps, ate healthy, and did weight training tonight. Home now and feeling good. <BR> <BR> Hope you all are having a great day! Tue, 11 Apr 2017 21:02:31 EST On track again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6346730 OK, I made it one whole day back on track! I am tired with a sore back tonight but doing well otherwise. Steps and miles complete. Dinner done, kicked back and relaxing to watch Dancing with the Stars. <BR> <BR> Feeling tired. Mon, 10 Apr 2017 21:30:34 EST Fell off the Keto plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6345929 It seems yesterday started a carb binge... Today I am praying and feeling better about it. Probably because My dinner last night was extremely satisfying Keto friendly PIZZA, called FAT HEAD Pizza rom dietdoctor. com. Oh ya it was SO GOOD! I digress, Saturday after my 5K I jumped off the plan for Waffle house hash browns served to racers...Then the ice cream too! OH how easy we fall. My weight was up that morning back to 130 and I had a hard run with eyes and nose running due to allergie... Sun, 9 Apr 2017 09:41:07 EST snarky yesterday but recovered http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6345437 Hm I ate simple carbs after being snarky with my husband. He asked me to call...ugh on something we knew, talked about, decided already...why! I reacted cutting him off. I realize this morning its that one more thing your asking me to do when I am juggling enough and thought we were done with this. Then at lunch I ate corn chips. I also had rice cake and peanut butter last night. I think that was the I need carbs to run tomorrow lie. But at noon it was fall out from my emotional bout tw... Sat, 8 Apr 2017 06:50:57 EST Sparkin Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344998 I am off but busy with hair appointment this morning. I will make it home for a massage this afternoon and am looking forward to it. It's been a couple of weeks because of my schedule. Lots of chores are always waiting. I need to plan for a walk this afternoon but no run as I run tomorrow in a grand prix race. Besides busy chores how am I doing? Good <BR> <BR> My miles are on track so far this month, My food is on track and I have WANTED but not eaten simple carbs. I am substituting a... Fri, 7 Apr 2017 07:38:46 EST Beautiful windy day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344823 Well we survived the storms last night. Tree limbs were down but no damage to our area. I managed to get 2 miles in this morning before work at the indoor track and walk at lunch with another outdoor mile. I am glad I had a wind breaker in the car as I needed it even though the sun was shining. My miles and steps are done today. My meal planning went well and I stayed on my menu plan. <BR> <BR> I am home, kicked back, relaxing. <BR> <BR> Hope your having a great night! Thu, 6 Apr 2017 20:41:04 EST Severe Weather alert day today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344046 Alabama had sever spring tornadoes all across the state a few years ago. We take these storms seriously. Fortunately it doesn't look to be that kind of day but it will not be known until its over. I am heading to work despite schools being closed. Likely I will leave early as folks will begin cancelling. Kids wont be where they normally are for pick up or well just weather it's self will keep folks home. It also means indoor walking at the church track (if its open) or dreadmill for my ... Wed, 5 Apr 2017 08:01:57 EST Keeping it positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6343533 I am feeling positive about my journey! Keeping God first and putting food in it's place behind. Spiritually full makes for less physical craving and stress. My food plan was on track yesterday although I ate a bit more than planned calorie wise but still in the upper limit of allowed (under 1400 calories). I walked indoors before work getting my three miles in. Today should be nice and a lunch time walk is planned and weight training tonight. I started taking over the counter Xyal for ... Tue, 4 Apr 2017 07:34:16 EST Monday begins with RAIN and reboot of NO Simple CARBS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6343075 I don't mind other than I have to bring rolling computer work bag in and out of work so that's a bit tricky sometimes holding and umbrella and a yeti cup. I will handle it... I will walk at the Spring street center before going in. It's nice having an indoor location to walk when it rains. Today is not a full day which is rare for a Monday. Some cases have closed. I will have to look and see what may have fallen off the schedule. Today I will simply take advantage of a slow day. My f... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 09:15:09 EST Tired, paint, and shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6342303 Today the week has caught up with me and I am tired. We had a work day at church today and I painted the nursery and then got the Wal-Mart Shopping done. The nursery looked great but needed to dry before things returned. A cheery light yellow over a little darker yellow so only one coat was needed. I have just sit down and am tired. Lunch was BBQ salad and it was good. We picked it up at a local restaurant on the way home from the church. I still need to walk and get more steps but may... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:13:26 EST Run then drive home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6341641 I thought about skipping the run but I know I wont get it done when I get home as other priorities will take over so I am out the door to get this done when I finish typing this. Last night my food choices were good and I sipped about 1/2 a margarita after dinner. I am happy to be going home today. <BR> <BR> I travel 2 hours after I leave out of here so I will checking today. I face the scale tomorrow and well go from there good or bad numbers I have done well for traveling and eating wha... Fri, 31 Mar 2017 08:47:15 EST Final day of workshop http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6341147 Yesterday went well. Lunch was Italian buffet (pasta and Italian sausage or chicken fettuccini), they fortunately offered zucchini and salad. 1/2 plate of salad 1/2 plate zucchini that I covered with spaghetti sauce and scooped some of the Italian sausage and onion on. Unsweetened tea and no dessert. The dessert was a little tempting as everyone at the table oozed over the chocolate fudge pie they selected. I resisted with some scripture and reminder that just because it's permissible it... Thu, 30 Mar 2017 07:43:54 EST