DWROBERGE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=DWROBERGE DWROBERGE'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/ Red White & Blue Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736599 It is the weekend for the Blue Angels on Pensacola Beach for their annual air show. There are lots of people here for this spectacular. Today is the dress rehearsal and the actual show is on 'Saturday. This is the first one since the sequestration put them out of commission a year ago. This brings a huge economic stimulus to the area every year. <BR> Exercises are going well. Calories remain below 1500. Glucose reading was 98 this morning after being off medication since January. Sti... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 09:33:33 EST Helping the family in tgime of need http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735780 We had our youngest daughter and two grandsons over for a cookout last night which was very pleasant for all of us. Earlier in the day I was able to help them out to get approved for a new HVAC system for their house interest free for one year. It was difficult for them as her husband is deployed at the moment. She, not having a full time job at present as she is a stay at home mom with two sons and does sewing projects that she is quite busy doing and making good money was unable to do a... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 05:02:36 EST Wonderful Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735200 Another sunshiny 80 degree start to the day on the gulf coast of Florida today. Exercises are going well. Weight is constant. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is still at 96%. All is well as I am preparing for my GP appointment on Friday. We are having the youngest daughter and her two boys over for a cookout tonight. We are marinating some flank steak to have with a vegetable and salad for dinner. I have a great deal of work around the house to finish today. Hope all are enjoying ... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 09:28:12 EST Last day at the beach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724681 Up early to the sounds of trash pickup day. We changed the beds. All cleanup has to be done. All is going well. Trivia is still at 90%. Heading back to New Hampshire later today. Hope all are enjoying the summer season. Keeping focused for success. Tue, 24 Jun 2014 08:23:04 EST Monday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723889 I am the first one up again after a restful night's sleep. These are our last days at the beach before we return to New Hampshire to do some strawberry picking and make some Kelley before we depart for Florida. All is going well. Trivia is still at 90%. It is rather cool this morning with a lot less activity on the beach. It is amazing what you can do with an iPad and 3 g. Hope all are enjoying the summer season. Keeping focused for more success. Mon, 23 Jun 2014 07:35:20 EST Sunday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723200 It is the first full day of summer. The daylight starts to decrease. It is rather cool this morning on the Maine coast. All is well. Trivia is still at 90%. Hope all are enjoying the season. Staying focused for success. Sun, 22 Jun 2014 05:52:52 EST Marvelous Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698515 A bright sunshiny start to the day with temp at 84. Our youngest grandson, Jake, arrived early this morning.l WE were outside early with him in the back yard. We also did some trimming of the branches on the Live Oak tree where the swings are attached. I got some good exercise doing this. Exercises are going well. Weight is holding steady. Caories remain below 1500. My wife has gone to pick up the oldest grandson, Maxx, at school. The youngest is taking a nap. It should be a busy pl... Mon, 19 May 2014 14:23:46 EST Sunday Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697670 It is another bright sunshiny start to a 73 degree day here late this morning. Exercises are still going estremely well. Weight is steady. Calories remnbe 50day. Trivia is at 96%. We have a reat deal to do outside and inside today as we will have our youngest grandson tomorrow. Hope all have a great day. Keep focused for success. Sun, 18 May 2014 12:50:19 EST Preparing for aniversary #48! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697250 Another sunny start to a wonderful day with temp at 78 today. Exercises gong well. Weight is holding steady. CAlories remain below 1500. Trivia is at 96%. I got to Church this aternoon. Planning for an anniversary lunch at Hemongway's island grill on Wednesday. 48 years with the same woman. I got her an anniversary card and prepared t today. We had a visit from the Fema lady and found out that they will not do anything to help us with our roads as they are not totally destroyed. I g... Sat, 17 May 2014 21:02:38 EST Thursday musing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695824 A breezy start to a 72 degree day. Exercises going well. Calories remain below 1500. Weight is holding steady. Trivia is at 96% for the month so far. We have the grandsons today to help out the youngest daughter who is up to her ears in sewing orders. I got some extra exercise outside with the youngest this morning. Looking forward to a few days of sunshine and everythingdrying out. Hope all have a great weekend. Thu, 15 May 2014 16:28:13 EST FRiday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5685993 All is going well as things are drying out a bit. Waiting for the Mediacom man to finally show up. Exercises going well. Calories remain below 1500. Weight is constant. TRivia is at 86%. Dentist appointment went well. Have a great weekend. Fri, 2 May 2014 19:38:00 EST Aftermath http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684064 We are now watching the river in the street in front of our houwe. Water is flowing from everywhere. WE got between 16 and 20 inches of rain with his storm. We have done all we can to keep the water out of our omes. The house down the street got hit by lightnng and it fried their computer and router. Some homes are full of water. WE have a slight leak in the roof. Schools are closed today. <BR> Exercises are gong well. Calories remain below 1500. Weight is constant. Trivia is stil... Wed, 30 Apr 2014 13:29:29 EST Stormy Tuesday on the Gulf http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683457 It is now a rainy 71 degrees here in Northwest Florida. I am able to function a lot better with my new tansition lenses. It is amazing how clear things are now. When I go outsie, the lenses also change color and offer UV protection. Exercise are gong well. Calories remain below 1500. Weight is constant. Trivia is still at 98%. There has been a great deal of destruction around us. Thank God we have been spared so far. We did manage to hlep our elderly lady neighbgor with some of her ... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 19:55:28 EST A new week begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682062 Overnite temp is in the 70's. Exercises going extremely well. Calories remain below 1500/day. Weight issteady. Trivia is still at 98%. Did get a lot of outdoor work done andhave much more to do today. I have to get ready for a dental exam on Tuesday to see if the metal part of my news bridge fits properly in preparation for the delivery f the finished product. New glasses hav been ordered. Looks like a good week weathe wise. Hope all are enjoying the great spring weather. Staying fo... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 03:07:24 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681044 Weight is going down a bit. Exercises going well. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is at 98%. Heading to church. Sat, 26 Apr 2014 15:32:35 EST And the beat goes on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678712 We were up early this morning with much to do. The temp is already 79. It is parly cloudy today. Exercises going well. Weightg is constant. Calories remain below 1500/day. Trivia is still at 97%. I have gone over 296000 points today. We picked up light bulbs and I have replaced the ones in the kitchen and garage. The lighting is wrking well. I have a call into my son-in-law to come over and check the leak in the roof. Hopoefully he will ale to repair it. If not I will have to cont... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:12:26 EST Late Tuesday update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678260 It has been a busy day. Beautiful sunshiny weather around 75 today. Went into Fort Walton Beach to pay some bills and stopped at Walmart viswion center to get an estimate on new glasses. Picked up some fluorescent bulbs to replace the burned out ones in kitchen fixture. Completed that project and some other outside work today. Picked up some hibiscus and bouganvalia plants. Exercises are gong well. Calories remain below 1500/day/ Weight is holding steady. Trivia is still at 97% for t... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 22:24:33 EST He is Risen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5675982 I wasup early this morning with the grandsons. My oldest and I did some Wii fit together with my wife. The lawn treatment man was over and sprayed the area after I was done digging up some trees that were killed this winter. All is well. I did get to Church tonight for the third evening of the Easter Treduum. We are planning an Easter lunch on the beach Sunday at noon. OUr grandsons got picked up by their mother. Trivia is at 97% for the month so far. Looks like good weather for a co... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:10:00 EST Rain and thunder storms done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672817 It is partly cloudy and 59 degrees here this morning. We are expecting very cold condition tonight along the interior sections predicting temps at 32 degree and lower which is very unusual for this tie of year. I have to get ready to drain the hot tub as it needs cleaning and refreshing. <BR> Esxercises going well. Calories remain below 1500/day. Trivia is at 96%. I completed a safe driver course or the NTSI yesterday and scored 92.5% on the exam. It should help with our insurance rat... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 12:33:28 EST Another thing misssing frfom the start up menu. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670310 Another sunshiny start to the day with temp at 57 early this morning. Exercises going well. Calories remain below 1500/day. Weight is steady. Trivia is at 95%. Does anylbody know wha happened to spark radio? Stayhing focused for success. Sat, 12 Apr 2014 08:11:57 EST Weekend begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669993 Another beautiful sunshiy day with temp in the mid seventies. We had a birthdday celebration for myh wife who will officially celebrate it on Sunday. We went to hemingway's island grill for lunch. via is still at 97%. Calories remain below 1500/day. Exercises are going well. Weight is still holding steady. Staying focused for more success. Spent some time working outside today as it was very pleasant. Hope all have a great weekend. Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:39:02 EST Sunshiny Florida Gulf Coast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668949 68 degrees this morning with lots of sunshine. Trivia is up to 97% for the month. Calories remain below 1500/day. Exercises are going well. Weight is steady. Looks like a busy day outside in the flower gardens as we get ready for the upcoming season. Hope all have a great weekend. Thu, 10 Apr 2014 10:42:23 EST Sunshiny Wednesday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668093 Headed to the eye doctor's office. All is well and keeping focused for more success. Trivia is still at 96%. Calories remain below 1500/day. Exercises going well. Have a great day! Wed, 9 Apr 2014 09:42:49 EST Busy Tuesday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667406 Up early again on this bright sunshiny morning at 68 degrees on the Northwest Florida Guf Coast. The wife is gone to lunch with the neighborhood ladies. I just unloaded 21 bailsof pine straw for mulch in the flower beds. The Heating and air specialist is here to isnpect our system that we had purchased about a year ago. <BR> Exercises are going well. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500/day. Trivia is down to 96%. I have to work on the portable spa to make sure it is ready to... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 13:11:39 EST Stormy weather on the Gulf Coast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666349 Another cloudy start to the day today with temp at 73. Looks like severe weathr is on the way. I took in the garbage cans and some plant pots and bird feeder so they do not get blown away during the predicted high winds. <BR> Exercises are going well. Calories remain below 1500/day. Weigt is steady. Trivia is still at 100%. FAmily heating an air has already rescheduled for Wednesday morning due to the storm activity already in their area. I will be happy when this is al over. I am p... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 09:58:04 EST Staying focused http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665725 It is cloudy and 70 degrees here this morning. I hope the rain holds off for a while. Exercises are going well. Calories remain below 1500/day. Weight is holding steady. Trivia is still at 100% for the month. Have to get ready for an ispection of the heat pump system tomorrow if the rain holds off because most of his work is done outside, we may have to reschedule which is a pain. Hope all are having a great weekend and will have a wonderful week ahead. Keeping focused for more succes... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 13:28:51 EST Nearing end of month challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659830 The sun is shining with a cool 50 degrees this morning. We have much to do to get ready to go over to our youngest daughter's house for an afternoon cookout. Exercises have to be complete and I have to go up in the attic to retrieve esater baskets for the grandchildren. Easter is only three weeks away. I have to be ready to argue the cost of the latest dental procedure with my dentist's office this Wednesday when I am scheduled to receive my new bridge. Weight is holding steady. Trivia ... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 08:16:11 EST Busy Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659624 Up early and got all exercises done. Thunderstorms have subsided and got some nice sunshine today. Calories remain below 1500/day. Weight is holding steady. Trivia is up to 96%. Ran a bunch of errands today. Prepaing for a cookout with family an friends for tomorrow at the youngesgt daughter's ranch. Hope all have a greagt weekend. Sat, 29 Mar 2014 22:20:06 EST Friday fun day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5658252 Hopefully e will not have any rain on Friday so we can go outdoors and continue our outside projects for spring cleaning. Exercises going well. Weight holding steady. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is still at 95%. Hope all have a great weekend. Fri, 28 Mar 2014 00:34:18 EST Wonderful Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657365 Up early today with lots of cool sunshine. We got a great deql done outside that needed tgo be done today. Exercises are going well. Weight is holding steady. Calories remain below 1500/day. Tivia is still at 95%. Planning to go into Fort Walton tomorrow. Hope all have a great week ahead. Wed, 26 Mar 2014 22:03:16 EST Busy Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5656418 I was up early and got a lot of the housewrk done. I cleanded the guest bathroom ande vacduumed all the floors an mopped them. I finished all exercises and kept calories below 1500/day. Weight is holding steady. Trivia is at 95%. Tempswere in the sixties today but a bit breezy with lots of sunshine. We had to pick up our oldest grandson as his other grandmother was flying in from San Francisco and had to be picked up by our daughter. he is always a lt of fun to have around. I got my n... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 18:31:23 EST Monday chores http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655140 Calories are below 1500/day. Exercises going well. Weight is holding steady. Trivia is at 95%. I have to finish up yesterday's cleaning up activities and check on insurance costs for hurricane season and dental procedures. It is going to be a busy day. Hope all have a great week. Keep focused. Mon, 24 Mar 2014 08:18:02 EST Fabulous Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653022 A cool start of 54 degrees this morning. The garbage men left a bunch in the can this morning. Exercises going well. Calories remain below 1500/day. Another meatless Lenten Friday today. The sun is shining here which is very encouraging to many people. Hope all is going well at the beginning of spring. Trivia is at 94%. Much to do in the yard today. Keep focused for more success. Fri, 21 Mar 2014 08:50:39 EST First day of spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652325 I will be working on the lawns today at the start of spring. All is well now that we have returned home. Trivia is at 94%. Exercises going well. Calories remain below 1500/day. Hope all enjoy the new season and stay focused for success. Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:58:57 EST First blog from Alpharetta http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648386 I am using the iPad for the first time and finding it strange not having a regular keyboard. trivia is at 92%. all is going well. hope all have a great weekend. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 12:08:25 EST Early departure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5647436 Up very early making final preparations for departure to Alpharetta this morning. We have to go over and help get the boys ready for the trip. We have all our things ready and set to load the vehicle for the trip. It should be about a six hour journey which will be timed so we miss all rush hour traffic along the way. It should be interesting. I will be a passnger and navigator when necessary, leaving all the driving to the ladies. The grandsons and I will be in the back seat having a r... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 03:13:47 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646882 The sun is shining ad the temp is at a cool 55 degrees. Exercises are going well. Weight is holding steady. Calories remain below 1500/day. Trivia is at 91%. Making final preparations for the early departure tomorrow morning. Hope all have a grat weekend and stay focused for success. Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:57:21 EST Mid week reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645881 Had a bus but nice daY. The vehicle was serviced under our service contract where we purchased the car at no additional cost to us anywhere in the world where there is a Ford dealer. The service tech helped lme straighten out the blue tooth settings on our phones to more properly syncmy ride for us as we prepare for our trip to Alpharetta later this week. We are schedule to go to dinner at our frines' house at five today. Exercises are going well. Calories remain below 1500/day. Weight ... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 03:55:05 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642509 Improving after recovering from oral surgery and back to almost normal again. Hope all have a great weekend. Learned that IRS has approved our refund and will be getting it done by March 11th. Great news! Fri, 7 Mar 2014 22:37:52 EST Day following oral surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641122 Starte outearly lwith trivia this morning which is at 95% for the month. Feeling very well aftter yesterday's oral surgery. Weight is constant. I have to get on with the exercises and start getting ready to take the car in for service next week in preparation for our trip to Alpharetta Georgia to see our oldest daughter. It will be an eventfule one as our youngest daughter and her two sons will be traveling with us. I have to keep working on the lower jaw area that they operated on in or... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 08:28:31 EST Oral surgery day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640823 I was up extremely early today in preparation for oral surgery that was scheduled to begin at weven in the morning. I started out in the regular dentist's chair where he worked on taking off the crown that was giving us the problem. He prepared the lower left area for a bridge and designed a temporary bridge that fitextremely well. I had already taken the medications recomended which made me a bit unsteady. We then went to the oral surgeon's office where after some wait time, we were tqke... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 21:39:56 EST Mardi Gras and dental preparations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639327 This is traditionally the beginning of lent in my culture. I will be starting the day off tomorrow with a trip to the dentist's office at seven in the morning and then go over to the Oral surgeion's office for an extraction and then back to get the temporary bridge placed in my mouth. It should be a busy day. I have been off pradaxa for five days in preparation and will only be able to take a few meds in the morning with som water. I hope all goes well. I plan to stop by Church on the wa... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 09:19:59 EST Monday new week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638960 Everything started off real quickly today as we rose at the crack of dawn. Our youngest graqndson came over to stay with us for the day. I finished all my exercises and picked up the oldest grandson after school. We had a great time together. Calories remain well below 1500/day. Weight is holding steady. Trivia is at 95% for the month. It is getting cooler here. I am in the final prep days for the oral surgery scheduled for this Wednesday morning. Hope all goes well. Tomorrwo is Mar... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 20:57:17 EST Podiatrist visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634744 I had a great appointment with my podiatrist today. He is very pleased with my progress and amazed that I am keeping the weight off. I have great circulation in my legs. It is a great feeling. Have a great day and keep focused. Wed, 26 Feb 2014 21:35:32 EST Terrific Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633827 I was up early this morning with nice weather outside. I proceeded to clean up a sago palm and a bottle brush tree and some knockout roses. I then did my exercises. I had lunch on the front deck. All is going well. I checked the IRS website to make sure our return was received and it was there. Trivia is at 96%. I have to be ready early in the morning for my wife's eye doctor appointment followed by my podiatrist appointment. Itis the wedding anniversarhy of my youngest daughter. We ... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:19:14 EST Moving on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632989 We completed ou income tax reporting for 2013 today. what a relief. All is giong well. Trivia is at 96%. Hope all have a great week. Keep focused for success. Mon, 24 Feb 2014 23:07:23 EST Saturday sunshine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631142 Another sunny start to Saturday. Temps in the seventies today. Exercises still ging well. Calories remain well below 1500/day. Weight is holding steady. Trivia is at 96%. Went to Church today. Trying to finish up preparations or income tax filing this weeki. Lots of outside work to do this week before I get the dental surgery done. Hope all are having a great weekend. Stayhing focused. Sat, 22 Feb 2014 20:52:11 EST Preparing for Dental surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630445 Up early this morning to getg chores done asap. Exercises going well. Weight is holding steady. Keeping focused. Calories remain below 1500/day. Weather is in the sixties. Trivia is at 95%. I filled the prescriptiosn for the upcoming oral surgery scheduled tentatively for next week. I will be glad when that is done. Hope all have a great weekend. Fri, 21 Feb 2014 21:40:33 EST Aproaching end of another month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628867 Up early to get exercises done before dental appontment today. We had a great day with the grandsons on Wednesday. Expecting some much needed rain today. Trivia is down to 95%. Calories are at 1500/day. The leg is eeling a bit better with some rest. Hope all have a great weekend. This month is coming to a rapid close. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 02:57:15 EST Spring hopes eternal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628507 Up early to get all exrcising done so I could go with the Romeo group. Temp is at 72.3 outside. Cloudy skies with rain in the forcast. Calories remain below 1300. Trivia is down to 97%. We have both grandsons today for a while. It is very busy here. Hope all are enjoying some spring like conditions this week. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 16:35:02 EST