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/ Last day of summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5784895 I was up early this morning to complete all exercises. It has been a cloudy last day of summer at 85 degrees. We discovered that the sand sculpture contest is not until next weekend, so we spent the day yesterday at Opal Beach with the boys. We will have the youngest early tomorrow morning and I will pick up the oldest after school. I did order the hose for the kitchen faucet. We will be temporarily inconvenienced until it arrives and we can replace it. I did manage to clean all bathroo... Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:47:56 EST Sunday morning activity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783894 Having the grandsons overnight, I got to bed real early and was up early this morning doing my exercises in anticipation of the day's activities. I will have all done. Weight is down. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is at 89%. We promised to tale the boys to dunking donuts for breakfast before we go to Navarre Beach for the annual sand sculpture contest. It is always a great time for all. My son-in-law will be coming over to finish the repair to the kitchen sink faucet later today. ... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:33:44 EST FAll weather and sand sculptures on the beach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783722 We were up early to have breakfast on the back patio. It was a beautiful low humidity day with a nice breeze. Exercises are going well. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is at 88%. We discovered a leak in the kitchen faucet which my son-in-law is in the process of repairing. We have the two grandsons with us overnight. I got to Church this afternoon. It has been a very busy day. Last weekend of the summer season has sand sculptures on Navarre beach today and Sunda... Sat, 20 Sep 2014 21:18:27 EST Fabulous Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783144 We were up early to be ready for lunch at the senior center. It was a great socializing event for al. The sun shone brightly today with temps in the 80's. Exercises are gong well. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is at 88%. Keeping focused for more success this coming fall as the days of summer wind down. Getting ready for the grandsons who will be coming over tomorrow to spend the night with us. Fri, 19 Sep 2014 18:58:20 EST Nearing end of summer season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5782315 Up early again to get exercises done early today. It is sunny and 87 degrees. The lawn service completed their task. All looks fantastic outside. We have to be ready to go to dinner for our oldest grandson's 11th birthday dinner tonight. Weight is trending down. Trivia is only at87. Calories remain below 1500/day. Hope all are planning to have a wonderful last summer weekend before we head into the fall season. We are looking forward to much cooler weather so the A/C will be turned d... Thu, 18 Sep 2014 12:09:48 EST Tuesday Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5780917 Sunny and 82 this morning on the northwest Florida Gulf Coast. Exercises are going well. Weight is trending downward. Calories remain below 1500. Looks like we will be getting some rain later on today. Keeping focused for success. Hope all have a great day. Tue, 16 Sep 2014 10:41:58 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5777911 Exercises going well. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is at 91%. Keeping focused for success. Went over 324,000 points today. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:39:21 EST Terrific Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776434 Another beautiful start to a gorgeous sunshiny day of 85 degrees this morning. Breakfast on the patio this morning. Exercises are going well Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is at 90%. Keeping focused for more success. Tue, 9 Sep 2014 09:41:08 EST New Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775893 Beautiful start to the day with some sun and clouds. I have been working out in the gardens and have cleaned the bathrooms this morning. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. exercises are going well. Trivia is at 92%. Keeping focused for success. Mon, 8 Sep 2014 13:12:44 EST Doctor Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773923 I have a follow up with my GP this afternoon. The knee is doing much better. At least I can walk normally again and it does not hurt to bend it any more. I hope he will give me a clearance to do all I am used to doing. I did my glucose this morning and it read 94. A great reading after being off meds since January 5th. Keeping focused for more success. Fri, 5 Sep 2014 11:09:42 EST Improving health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773301 Finally got a good night's sleep as the knee is doing very well and almost feels normal. I have to continue with the plan and meet with my GP on Friday afternoon so he can evaluate my progress. Things are looking up. Keeping focused for success. Thu, 4 Sep 2014 11:28:53 EST Making progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772920 I was up early today to be ready for my doctor's appointment concerning the left knee problems I have been experiencing. He, and his third year medical student properly diagnosed the situation and mad the correct recommendations to improve the situation. I am following his instruction to the letter. I am already feeling much better. If the knee continues to improve at this rate, I should be back to 100% soon. Keeping focused for more success. Wed, 3 Sep 2014 21:59:29 EST Tuesday challenges http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772001 I had to call the doctor's office this morning to schedule an appointment to evaluate my knee problems. He is off today, so I am scheduled to meet with him tomorrow morning at 10:15. It is very frustrating being limited as to what I can do with this pain in my left knee. My wife is helping, as she knows how difficult it is with knee problems. Hopefully I can get this resolved soon. Tomorrow is the 4th birthday of my youngest grandson Jake. We are scheduled to be at his home for dinner t... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 15:21:42 EST Physical challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771439 Having a problem with the left knee. A lot of pain may be caused by arthritis. I can still do exercises and am trying different things to alleviate the pain. Keeping focused for success. Mon, 1 Sep 2014 21:22:11 EST End of month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770635 The end of another month. Fall will begin soon. We are in the last days of summer. Exercises are going well. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is at 94%. Keeping focused for success. Sun, 31 Aug 2014 18:45:27 EST Early Saturday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769734 Up early to get all things done. We lost power during the night for just a few seconds apparently. Luckily I have my important machines on a power source that keeps them going for a few minutes. What a good piece of advice I got from a clerk at Best Buy concerning this item about a year ago. It has saved my bacon many times. Hope all are having a great day. Trivia is at 95%. I have to be ready for Church this afternoon and a neighborhood cookout afterwards. Life is grand. Sat, 30 Aug 2014 04:24:59 EST The holiday weekend begins http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768984 All is going well. We went to the last evenings in Navarre Park tonight and the music and weather were fantastic. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is at 94%. Weight is steady. Exercises are going very well. Life is grand. Hope all have a great weekend. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 21:53:16 EST Another busy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768441 Up early to go get our new wills started. Exercises going well. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is at 94%. We are very busy with landscaping projects. Getting ready for holiday weekend coming up quickly. Keeping focused for success. Hop all have a great weekend. Thu, 28 Aug 2014 00:29:40 EST HOliday weekend coming up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767574 Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is still at 94%. We got a lot of outside work done today. We washed windows and watered flowers. Exercises going very well. Keeping focused for success. Have a great holiday weekend coming up. Tue, 26 Aug 2014 19:17:32 EST Tuesday update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766980 Where is the blog entry on the main page? Everything is changing again suddenly without any notice. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. Exercises are going well. trivia is at 94%. Hope all are keeping focused for success. Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:04:58 EST Nearing end of month chores http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765958 Another bright sunshiny start to the 87 degree morning on the Florida Gulf Coast. Exercises going well. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is at 94%. I have to take care of end of month finances. Hope all are having a great weekend. Sun, 24 Aug 2014 10:25:19 EST Fabulous Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764714 Up early to get chores done. Exercises going well. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is at 96%. Looks like a great day here. Saying focused for success. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 06:59:05 EST Thursday update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5764389 Up early so my wife could go to exercise class. I had a dentist appointment for cleaning. Exercises are going well. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is at 95%. <BR> We received word that my wife's middle sister had a heart attack. Keeping focused for success. Thu, 21 Aug 2014 16:38:43 EST Fabulous Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5760459 Last night we spent the early evening in navarre Park listening to music and enjoying a soft summer evening breeze. This morning I went to Church for the solemnity of Mary holy day of obligation. We then went to Opal Beach and enjoyed a delicious brunch by the shores of the Gulf of Mexico and its emerald green waters. It was fantastic. Exercises are gong very well. Calories remain below 1500. Weight is steady. Trivia is still at 93%. Life is grand here in God's waiting room where it i... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 19:20:54 EST Thursday update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759717 Up early so my wife can get to exercise class. Exercises are going well. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is at 93%. Keeping focused for success. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:09:34 EST Tuesday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5758429 Exercises going well. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is at 92%. Keeping focused for success. Tue, 12 Aug 2014 18:04:49 EST Monday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752853 Exercises going very well. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is still at 100%. Keeping focused for success. Getting ready for podiatrist appointment this afternoon. Mon, 4 Aug 2014 10:52:32 EST End of July and seven years on Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750329 The sun is shining. We have much to do outside today. Exercises going well. Finished the month with trivia at 93%. Calories remain below 1500. No weight gain this month. All is looking good. Keeping focused for success. Here comes August. Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:58:26 EST more news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748861 Exercises going extremely well. Calories remain below 1500. Weight is steady. Trivia is at 94%. It is already 85 degrees here this morning with bright sunshine. <BR> Dennis my irrigation repair man was here this morning and the news is not good. I have to have the well dug again as I have a leak in the pipe which is causing sand to clog up the entire system. The Man to do that can not be here until Friday or Monday. When that is done, they have to blow out the whole system and clean al... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 10:39:13 EST Monday update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748425 We have been busy all day with outdoor projects. I am still waiting for Dennis to work on my irrigation system. Exercises are going well. Weight is steady. I am doing 30 minutes of yoga each day using the WII fit. Calories remain below 1500 per day. Trivia is at 93% this month. Looks like we are going to get some severe weather tonight. Hope all are having a great summer season. Staying focused for success. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 18:05:30 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747758 We went outside to water all the flowers and trees. I discovered that I was having problems with the irrigation system of which I was not aware. I go the name of a repair man from a neighbor and called him. He will be over tomorrow afternoon to try and repair it. We cut some large limbs off the Live oak tree and placed them on the yard waste pile at the end of the driveway. <BR> Exercises are going well. eight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is at 94%. We are resting c... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 21:12:53 EST Thursday afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745840 All is well here. Trivia is at 94% for the month. Exercises going well. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. We are finally alone again as all our company is gone. Hope all are having a great day. Thu, 24 Jul 2014 16:42:29 EST Free from company http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744876 This morning the last of our company left for Georgia. We really enjoyed all our grandchildren this past week. It is nice to be back to our normal situation. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. Exercises are going well. Trivia is at 83%. The weather is getting very warm and humid here. We have an abundance of sunshine again. Hope all are keeping focused for success. Wed, 23 Jul 2014 10:42:44 EST Keeping focused http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744074 The sun is shining. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500/day. Trivia is at 94% for the month. Exercises going well. Looks like a great day. Hope all are enjoying the summer season and staling focused for more success. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 09:23:15 EST Marvelous Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743721 I was up early this morning to get chores done. Exercise are going very well. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is at 94%. We got some sunshine today. I did get everything ready for garbage and recycle pick up Tuesday morning. Hope all are having a great week. Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:08:24 EST Rainy Saturday Morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741903 It is raining early this morning on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast. The three grandchildren are sleeping soundly as is my wife. I was able to get up and check on everybody very quietly. Luckily this laptop is in a section of the house which is easily accessible to me and away from everybody. I can get some of my work done quietly without disturbing anybody. eight is steady. Exercises are going very well. I am starting to rally enjoy the new WII fit U and the yoga exercises daily. Tr... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 05:56:04 EST Friday update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741410 A cloudy 80 degree start to the day. We enjoyed a great concert in the park last evening which was very relaxing. Exercises are going very well. Weight is steady. Calories remain below 1500. Trivia is at 95%. Looking forward to an exciting weekend. Hope all are keeping focused for success. Fri, 18 Jul 2014 10:24:02 EST Monday night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5739006 Has been an extraordinarily busy day in preparation for the arrival of our granddaughter from Alpharetta. I did get all the bathrooms cleaned and finished up outside. We went into Fort Walton this morning to get the Ipad account straightened out. Mission accomplished. I dropped off the proper reporting form for my physical for Onlife healthtrust. Now I have to catch up on all spark people work. Exercises are going well. Weight is constant. Trivia is at 93%. Calories remain below 1500... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 23:43:47 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 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