EVER-HOPEFUL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=EVER%2DHOPEFUL EVER-HOPEFUL'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/ back to school,zumba and yesturdays dinner(photos) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783976 well zakariyaand ayyubs first day back at school this last week went well.i was abit worried about ayyub as he was starting a new special school.he seems to like it though but it is early days there are 9 other boys in his class and one girl.luckily this school also goes swimming so ayyub is made up about that.aymans pre school starts up tomorrow it is in the same special school that ayyub is in and his classroom door is only two doors away from one another.as the school has started back up o... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 09:59:54 EST homemade vegan cheese http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774563 i have been looking for healthy alternatives for snack food for my kids and came across this recipe for a vegan cheese dip <BR> <link>minimaleats.com/vegan-cheese/ </link> <BR> <BR> now i can´t say if this is the best vegan cheese as it says in the recipe as to be honest i have never eaten a vegan cheese so i have no comparisment. to be honest i was a bit disappointed as to me it didn´t taste like the cheese i know and love.as most of my spark friends will know cheese,is my down... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 12:10:45 EST totally awesome mindblowing video,i just had to share. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771212 i think this is just totally awesome and it makes you realise that with a bit of deadication and hard work what a body is capable of.totally amazing.if you like the video as much as i did please click the like button so that hopefully it can be shared to other spark members.once again thank you for taking the time to read my blog and a double thankyou if you take the time to reply. <BR> <link>www.ba-bamail.com/Content.aspx?email<BR>id=11896&memberid=874628 </link> Mon, 1 Sep 2014 14:19:38 EST for CTUPTON food blog with photos(lots) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769848 this blog is for my spark friend chris better known as CTUPTON.she inspired me to do another food blog as it has been a while since i did one.to be honest with being alone at the moment though i have been cooking myself i have been doing very basic and simple food that can been made into differant meals just by a view touches here and there.the meatsauce i used in my midday meal was a left over from my chilli con carne and before i had changed the sauce to chilli con carne by adding kidney be... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 09:58:09 EST just had to share this poster http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768528 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1636964119.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> take care and keep smiling Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:07:47 EST sparkfriends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756489 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l504670284.jpg"> <BR> <BR> this poster is one of the main posters on my spark page but today i want to highlight it in this blog to all my spark friends as a thank you for all the support you have given me over the years especially now when i have been letting the pain get to me.tomorrow will write a more detailed blog after lotfi and the boys have got off to tunisia but for now i wanted you all my spark friends to know how much i appreciate... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 19:04:35 EST struggling and it´s signs so you know what to look out for http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752039 sorry for not blogging sooner i am really struggling at the moment.not so much with my weight loss(though that too) but with life in general.i am in a lot of pain at the moment and dispite really strong painkillers it doesn´t seem to make muchh differance.the pain and lack of sleep is really starting to get to me.also the fact that i am not as much on the computer as i like or should i say need to be at the moment as i am notsuppose to sit for a long time.i am not only suppose to not sit for ... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 03:55:40 EST hi,i am back on computer,did you miss me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732296 hi everyone,sorry it took so lone was longer in hospital than expected but am now in rehab since yesturday,couldn´t post yesturday as somehow my computer wouldn´t work.had op on friday the 20th(at last)operation went well but as usually i had respirtory problems during and after op so had to stay in the recovery room for twoo whole days before being brought to normal ward.was at first in a two bed ward till monday the 30th where i had to go for another very small op to put in what they call h... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 04:07:43 EST feedback from pre op check up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720776 today had my pre op check up and as discussed with my dr did not mention my shoulder.my cpr levels are still high so there is an infection still somewhere but we don´t know .they agreed to operate but i had to sign an extra document saying i know there is a higher infection risk because of the cpr.the narkose dr said they are implanting this stunt thing in my vien in my wrist and leg that will take my blood pressure with every heart beat(they will be doing this after they have knocked me out)... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 15:30:14 EST update. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720039 tomorow i have my pre op check up(again,lol)so fingers crossed everybody that it goes ok.if all is ok they will operate on friday.lotfi and the boys are in tunisia and i miss them been tidying the house a bit also finished off the embroidery table cloth i started when i was in hospital for my viens and posted it today to the person i was making it for in america.concidering i have a frozen shoulder at the moment i was pleased to be able to finish it just need to decide which craft project to ... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 16:44:33 EST #*#*#*#**********#######****#*#*#*#*#*##########*************** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711903 use your imagination what words to put in the title,lol <BR> <BR> had my root canal done today along with a couple of fillings so now my chip tooth looks whole so i can smile without out worry even if it is still lopsided lol <em>334</em> .they had to do two stitches as it wouldn´t stop bleeding,lol.after the medical insurance pay there part there is only 900€ left to pay. <em>39</em> the stitches have to be taken out in 10 days.but the dentist said that one of the dr´s in the hospital c... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 08:10:19 EST continuation from yesturdays blog and stepping out of my comfort zone. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711202 just as i was about to write the blog yesturday the hospital phoned and changed what they had said in the day,which was why just the word arge was written on it as i had just had about enough so i appologise for that. here is the full update lol <BR> <BR> starting at the beginning.my bloods are still high so my urine and liver(with an ultrasound) were checked .they were both ok then they sent me to the vein out patience to check that a nerve wasn´t inflamed for the op.no nerve is inflamed ... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 10:12:44 EST update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710529 argh Wed, 4 Jun 2014 12:25:47 EST this poster was just what i needed today,thanks randy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701599 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1076831537.jpg"> <BR> <BR> thanks randy for posting this poster on your blog today it was just what i needed.it is something i have often seen,totally agree with but often forget.every now and then we need the reminder.time to get out of this funk all theese op delays have put me in and start seeing the positive again.time to live up to my profile name.we can do this.take care and keep smiling.thanks for taking the time to drop by my blog i... Fri, 23 May 2014 16:15:38 EST AAARGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700554 i am really ticked off.hospital just phoned and cancelled op tomorrow.so much for 3rd time lucky.so my 4th op appointment is now for tuesday 7am(not wednesday that is in my statement)so all the rushing around i di yesturday and this morning could have been done later.at least it is all out of my way now so i can rest a few days before my op,lolstill peeved though.anyway going to work off some of my steam with ironing.take care and keep smiling. Thu, 22 May 2014 08:19:36 EST pre op check up today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699357 will keep it short as i am not sure how i am feeling about it all.basically my blood build is still showing signs of infection.though they have gone down it is still to high to operate at this moment.he has given me some antibiotics which is what he said they should have started giving me at the hospital last friday.i am to go to the hospital on friday at 7 am as planned but they wont decide till they get the results of bloodtest on friday morning if they will operate or not which means i am ... Tue, 20 May 2014 16:16:35 EST just had to share a blog from a spark friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697835 please read this blog it was exactly what i needed at the moment and it is so true.i have always believed god works in mysterious ways but this explains it how it is.. <BR> <BR> the title of the blog is GOD`S CAKE <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=LAC936 </link> <BR> <BR> hope you like it as much as i did.take care and keep smiling Sun, 18 May 2014 18:36:27 EST update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697142 still feeling ill,what am i talking about been feeling ill for so long now that it seems to be the norm and to feel well feels like it will take a miricle,lol.wednesday was feeling ill mre than usual in a wierd kind of way.i ended in the afternoon lying down for a few hours,i was so tired and i couldn´t move my limbs.good job zakariya was off ill even though i should have been looking after him not the other way.he collected ayman from the school bus and also let ayyub in when he came home fr... Sat, 17 May 2014 16:38:02 EST just had to share-thanks bigpawsup. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694152 saw this on kitty´s blog and it tickled me pink for some reason i love it and just had to share.this is so,so true. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l653694789.jpg"> <BR> <BR> hope you liked it as much as i did especially all of you who want to go to a set weight .thanks as usual for taking the time to and/or comment on my blog.take care and keep smiling Tue, 13 May 2014 12:02:13 EST rainy day,keeping kids occupied(photo heavy) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691860 well as today is a very rainy day and ayyub had several nose bleeds yesturday i thought it might be an idea to have a day indoors.which is not a bad thing except my kids get bored easily and when they get bored they get bostrious which one of the neighbours in the flats below us(notice he is not the one directly below us)irritates and he then complains.it doesn´t help that he is also racist and has lotfi on several occassion he should go back to the place he comes froms.up to now he hasn´t ha... Sat, 10 May 2014 10:43:58 EST see what i got today/general update/cute video. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5690527 today i had to go to register at the same special school that ayman is in the preschool for so afterwards as the day was relatively nice if a cloudy i decided to take ayman and his friend harun to the buga(bundis garten)we went first to the big play ground where it started to rain a bit so we all rushed under the big hamster wheel (shame i didn´t have my camera with me to show you)when the rain stopped we decided to go to the lake to feed the ducks.saw loads of little baby ducks.after that we... Thu, 8 May 2014 11:47:28 EST blc 25 goals and fitness test results. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687002 as this round i am down as a medical floater my goals are not the usual,weight loss,exercise oriantated.this round my goals are to at least try to maintain and not put on(don´t need the extra stress of trying to loose).it is also my aim to be as encourageing and supportive as i can be to all my fellow fbi agents both new and old.i intend as much as possible to take part in the wec even though my scores don´t count to that of my team as it is the participation and teamwork which counts the mos... Sun, 4 May 2014 08:47:16 EST this was brought to my attention by TASNIM2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686483 it is a petition to help the girls kidnapped in nigeria.pleasesign. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <link>www.change.org/petitions/over-200-gi<BR>rls-are-missing-in-nigeria-please-help<BR>-find-them-bringbackourgirls?utm_sourc<BR>e=share_petition&utm_medium=facebook&u<BR>tm_campaign=share_facebook_mobile&recruiter=28232901 </link> <BR> <BR> hope the link works.thanks once again for taking the time to read this blog and a double thank you if you respond.take care and keep smiling. Sat, 3 May 2014 13:07:28 EST spark friend needs support. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686291 hi if you have a minute to spare a sparkfriend from me needs a little support to help her ralately new buisness.she is trying for a couple of awards that if she won would help her buisness emensely.if you have a couple of minutes time check out her blog and the links to go with it.she is really good at her job and deserves the credit.i may be bias though love.thanks to all who take the time to checvk her blog out and a double thanks if you take the time to vote. <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.c... Sat, 3 May 2014 08:29:14 EST see what my son made me for my birthday. :o) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684561 zakariya made me a birthday cake this morning.his two other brothers helped cutting up the fruit to go on the cake but zakariya did the majority.trying to keep in mind i am trying to loose weight(isn´t he sweet)the base is made of biscuit base so less fat as zakariya is allergic to eggs he whipped up some whipping cream instead of the eggs whites overwise made like anyother biscuit base.the vinalla custard he made with skimmed milk and only two spoons of sugar then the fruit on top,pure no ad... Thu, 1 May 2014 05:12:56 EST a reminder for all my friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5680075 who are like me who have no problem with exercise(well when well)but have a problem with food. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1042344371.jpg"> <BR> so lets start showing our strength.we can do it Fri, 25 Apr 2014 09:12:19 EST hospital update and new op date http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677585 i don´t know if it is me or if one dr doesn´t know what the other dr is doing.today had check up on my leg re operation(knee replacement and thigh realiangement)it was sechuduled for the 2nd time for 14th april but got postpone because of an open sore on the leg.went today.now not only is the sore exactly the same as it was when i went for the last checkup but i also have the tail end of a chest infection and cough still.it was a differant dr who got a professor(again)a differant one.they hav... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 06:00:52 EST didn´t feel like writing this blog,lol.hospital update. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666539 well was at the hospital 5 hours today for pre op checkup.basic outcome.operation has been canceled till future referance,lol.i am really down about this decision even though deep down i know the dr´s have made the right decission it doesn´t stop me feeling depressed about it.first the aneatestic wanted me to see the lung specialist for test before she gave her ok as what i thought was my allergies causes my shortness of breath the aneatestic thinks it might be another lung embolie.but it doe... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 13:07:13 EST fear(i guess is as good a title as any) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5664587 fear,why have i picked that as this blog title?especially when in islam the only fear a person should have is a fear of god.does this make me a bad muslim or a less of a person because i am abit afraid ?i hope not .i know it took alot of courage for me to admit out here openly that i have fear as somehow it is associated as a form of weakness maybe even a lack of character?not certain on that one.i know my father would see it that way but that is getting away from what i intended to write i g... Fri, 4 Apr 2014 20:40:44 EST asking for help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5653274 for a sparkfriend of mines daughter that suffers from CP and as such needs a special bike so she can ride like other kids her age.there is a raffle going on to win such a bike.the more votes she has the better chance she has of winning one.i haven´t posted the link as a link as it doesn´t work that way but if you put it in manually on search it will take you to the page.once again i thank you for reading my blog and a double thank you if you take the time to vote for lexi. <BR> <BR> http://w... Fri, 21 Mar 2014 13:48:46 EST blog long over due http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650900 don´t know why i have been putting off this blog,i guess i have been a bit down.op went well no thanks to the surgeon who was suppose to do it.they did 15 incisions in total and i am really wasn´t expecting it to have hurt as much as it did ,still does to an extent and hoe tired it makes me there are times when i am so exhursted .i can´t remember feeling like this after other ops.maybe it is to do with the new medication i am on instead of my normal bloodthinner which i am on a rest from till... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 16:09:24 EST febuary dot calendar accountability blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5637392 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1200334892.jpg"> <BR> <BR> as you can see at a glance i did better this month with my eating but alot worse with my drinking or should i say not drinking diet coke.here is the breakdown <BR> <BR> 16 pink dot(for a drink diet cola on this day) <BR> 12 blue dots(days i had no diet cola) <BR> 1 red dot(repersents eating that would cause weight gain) <BR> 9 orange dots(repersents eating that would cause a maintain) <BR> 18 green dots(repersent... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 05:10:40 EST happy saint davids day to all the welsh out there + pre op update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636349 Dydd Gwyl Dewi Sant Hapus.sorry didn´t know how to put the roof over the w my computer knowledge is not so good,lol.re the pre op update i will just copy and paste what i wrote on our FBI thread as it will take to long to rewrite it all and as it is gone one in the morning i am off to bed lol.just a shame i didn´t spin in my spark wheel before going to hospital so have to start a new spin the wheel streak,lol. here is what i posted on the fbi chat thread. <BR> <BR> hi everybody had a really ... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 19:15:05 EST loved this blog and had to share. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628848 hope you like this blog as much as i do.it is written by my good sparkfriend mary anne and just had to past it on i know she wouldn´t mind me doing that.thanks for posting this mary anne. <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal.asp?id=MILLISMA </link> <BR> the blog is called Rooneyism. Thu, 20 Feb 2014 01:32:53 EST blc wec,love letter to myself. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5625450 weather this blog ends up turning out to be a love letter to myself is another matter.i don´t about the others doing this challenge but i find this part of it very hard mainly in defining the definition of love.for example my husband very rarely says he loves me,i know he does but i think he has actually said the words 6 times since i have known him in 2000.most of those times was when i virtually gave him no choice,lol.so do they count.i ask him why he doesn´t say it.to him words are meaning... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 10:47:57 EST proud mommy brag and hospital update. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623958 today in the schools over here we have the school half yearly report cards.as you all know this year is zakariya´s first year in a main stream school before that he has always been in a special school because of his behavioual problems assiociated with his frustrations etc at all his illness´s which he is coming more to terms with its limitations etc.well the top 5 of his class get a drum roll for having the best report card.zakariya was not only in the top five he was the top of his class an... Fri, 14 Feb 2014 12:19:25 EST hospital update,eat to live book update. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613882 well got back from the hospital a bit wiser in that they have decided what op they are doing but not wiser re the date as i have to have another op first and it depends when that one can be done,lol.sound familar anyone.for those who know me or follow my blog will know i am waiting for an anigram on my aneurysma but they decided to wait till after the knee op.now the knee op will have to wait till i have an op to strip my varicus viens first.that again has to wait till i comeoff the bloodthin... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 10:43:06 EST january dot calendar accountability blog. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612715 as i said at the beginning of the year this is my year of no excuses and that i will try and be more accountable so i said i would post my dot calendar at the end of everymonth so you can all see the good the bad and the ugly.so here goes <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1023717300.jpg"> <BR> <BR> as you can see despite it being a new year i didn´t do too well at the beginning.you can see after the blc challenge started i started doing better.as you see i need the blc... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 04:01:54 EST my kids pizza(photo)is it junk food?you decide http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611918 as often on the weekend my kids like what they call fast junk food.though when making it yourself from scratch it is not very fast and in my opinion when made healthily not very junkfood either.i tend to make everything from scratch for those of you who don´t know because my oldest son has some very higly allergic allergies which could be leathal when even traces of certain substances are in them.so today the kids wanted pizza.i made for ayman a tomatoe sauce(give recipe later in blog)and tun... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 09:41:13 EST mom,what´s for dinner(with photos) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5608419 thought you might want to see what we hadfor dinner tonight.can you guess we went to the green grocery this morning,lol. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1037739315.jpg"> <BR> first we had soup here it is cooking <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l863266363.jpg"> <BR> here is the finished product.vegetable soup.there was also salad there for those who wanted <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1232840746.jpg"> <BR> for t... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 16:45:01 EST unusual combination but totally scrummy(photo) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5603520 yesturday i made myself a totally scrummy salad.wasn´t quite certain if the combination would work but surprizing it did .i will definately be having this again. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1737502610.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 2 cups shredded spinach <BR> 2 roma tomatoes <BR> 3inch wedge cucumber <BR> 1 steamed beetroot <BR> 1/2 mango <BR> 1/2 pomigranate <BR> 3 fresh strawberries <BR> 1 teaspoon roasted seame seeds. <BR> <BR> chop everything and toss together,quick easy ... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 15:33:21 EST blc team pledge of allegence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601134 OATH OF ACCEPTANCE <BR> <BR> <BR> FUCHSIA BEAUTIES INCORPORATED (FBI) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I KAREN GWYNETH TANNER solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will uphold the integrity of Team FBI by actively participating in all assignments by giving my best efforts at all times. <BR> <BR> I will encourage and support my fellow agents in times of trial and temptation. <BR> I will have their backs as we fight the battle of the bulge together. <BR> I will participate on the chat thread daily, T... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 10:53:01 EST ayyubs birthday and a rant,lol. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590558 today(yesturday 11th) was ayyubs birthday and as usual i make a small tea party for him just for family.it is normally us and my nephew who is 4 months older than ayyub.ayyub´s best friend had his birthday on the 9th but was celerbrating it on ayyubs birthday and ayyub wanted to go.not just because it is his best friend but also because they always celerbrate a big party going totally overboard as most people none muslim usually.i don´t mean anything racist by my remark just a statement of f... Sat, 11 Jan 2014 19:24:33 EST hospital update,green dot and yu-gi-oh cake. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585494 #*#*#*#* sorry had to get that off my chest first.as you probably guess from the start of the blog didn´t become the operation date as promised lol.i could really scream.it was once again another drand he started talking about something which none of the others dr´s had mentioned before.he must have seen my face because he said didn´t the dr´s talk to you over this last time.i was like ehr NO.apperantly on top of my torn miniscus and cartiledge along with the arthrose etc i have a problem wit... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 10:56:08 EST update on dot calendar,not doing so good. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584497 hi we are day 6 into the new year and up to now have not a single green dot on the calendar <em>234</em> i have also added a new blue dot on the calendar for when i have a day without diet cola.that is going much better <em>334</em> i have had no diet coke this year and just drank <em>91</em> water and the next emotion is suppose to repersent a green smoothie,lol. <em>439</em> for those who are more visual like me here is the photo of my dot calendar but i am hoping by tonight it will... Mon, 6 Jan 2014 15:03:57 EST aids to carry through 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5574368 last year was a bit of a struggle weight wise i seemed to have been yoyoing in with the same 5-10 lbs nearly the whole year,lol.i guess i was getting tired of the journey after all it will be 5 years i started this on 26th of january and i am still not at goal.guess i had forgotten how far i had actually gone and could only see how much was left to go.there have also been alot of health issues in that time that have also hindered my journey thoose who follow my blogs know what they are,too nu... Sun, 29 Dec 2013 07:56:02 EST workingout DOES work(photos for prove) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573919 when i was cleaning out my cupboards the other day i came across a workout top i used to wear when i first started my weightloss/healthy lifestyle journey when i was 330lbs.(thought i had thrown it away but now glad i didn´t) here is the photo of it.i have no photos of me wearing it as i avoiding the camera like the plague then. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l339945556.jpg"> <BR> <BR> my kids call this my biene miaer top after the popular kids cartoon over her... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 16:26:48 EST mommy brag or interschool iceskateing championships.(photos) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562871 yesturday ayyub entered in the interschool iceskateing championships for salome.as he has only been ice skateing for 3 months i thought he did well to be in the top 5 of his school to be chosen i was even more proud when he not only won his leg despite falling over just before the finishing line he got up and beat the next person in his leg by several seconds.to top it all he then got placed 4 place overall with his time.when i say over all i mean out of the 200+ school children who entered.i... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 12:10:08 EST aymans 5th birthday (photos) kids craft project & hospital update. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551490 yesturday was aymans 5th birthday(how time flies)i made surprize,surprize a spongbob cake for school(aymans choice) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2008082822.jpg"> <BR> <BR> i had planned to bake aymans cake for our tea party that night in the morning but ended up being the whole morning on telephone to several hospitals.more about that later.so by the time i came back with ayman from speach theraphy it was 3.00pm and i hadn´t even baked the cake let alone decorated... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 12:07:39 EST hi,my bil(may he rest in peace)and over updates. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5538860 hi everybody i guess as it is such along time since i bloged i thought i should let you know how i have been doing or not doing lol.since my last blog.the kids lieshmaniose has cleared up leaving just a little scare.lotfi went back to tunisia though he is now back home which is great as i am full of flu which i am sure has now gone to my lungs as it is really hard to breath.while he was in tunisia his family got the news that lotfi´s youngest brother(he was 28) got shot and killed in syria <B... Tue, 12 Nov 2013 05:11:29 EST