FEISTYMAMA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=FEISTYMAMA FEISTYMAMA'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/ Snacking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5985406 I have to scream "NIGHT TIME SNACKING I HATE YOU!!!!" I'm usually good at work besides the occasional chocolate craving. I get home and I fall apart. I live in a house with 5 people and 2 of them can eat whatever and still stay thin. If it wasn't for the snacking tonight I would've been in my calorie range for the day. Oh well, tomorrow is a new day. I need to buy healthy but filling snacks at the grocery store this weekend and keep my hands away from the chips and chocolate. Wed, 26 Aug 2015 21:58:33 EST Hello weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5374103 It may have been a short week but it felt long. My oldest graduates High School on Sunday. It's hard to believe I'm old enough to have an 18 year old. <BR> <BR> The scale isn't moving but I have a little more energy. The weight will eventually come off, I hope. I managed to walk yesterday and today. Yesterday I walked a mile in 15 minutes on lunch. Shortly after I finished it down poured. Yikes! Today I walked 1.29 miles in 19 1/2 minutes. I was a little sweaty afterwards but happy ... Fri, 31 May 2013 22:59:29 EST Smoothies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5370864 I'm in LOVE with smoothies!! I make them with fresh or frozen fruit (no sweetener added to the frozen fruit), greek yogurt, a little honey, water, and ice. So yummy! Even my 2 1/2 year old likes them. <BR> <BR> I haven't been walking because it's been cold and rainy. My long weekend was spent in the house and shopping. It was in the low 50's, gloomy, and drizzly. Today was warmer but rainy. Come on, Spring, it's almost Summer time!!!! Tue, 28 May 2013 21:57:22 EST Cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364972 I like cookies! Wait, let me rephrase that, I LOVE cookies. <BR> <BR> Enough said!! Wed, 22 May 2013 20:30:37 EST Not a bad day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5363831 Today was another beautiful day. I went for a walk at lunch and took a different way. I had no idea when I turned down the road that it would intersect with one of the roads my workplace is on. Today I did a big circle. It was 1.28 miles, a little longer than I was going before. The other route is shady and this one is in the sun but I was OK with that. It took me 18 minutes to walk 1.28 miles, and that's waiting for traffic while crossing the streets. Not too shabby for a fat chic! I... Tue, 21 May 2013 19:40:48 EST Beautiful weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5362795 The weather has been gorgeous here in SE Wisconsin. It was 88 degrees when I left work at 4:30. <BR> <BR> I went for my walk at lunch today. I walked a mile and then sat outside and ate my lunch. When I got home we made dinner and then spent the next hour or so outside. I got some exercise today. I haven't lost much weight, but I already notice a difference when I'm doing things with my little one. I have more pep, even after working a long day. <BR> <BR> Storms are supposed to rol... Mon, 20 May 2013 21:41:29 EST Great weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5361360 We had gorgeous weather this weekend. I decided to take advantage. <BR> <BR> Yesterday we went to Six Flags Great America in the afternoon. My oldest daughter works there so we stopped for a visit. My youngest is 2 1/2 and hadn't had a nap. She was on overload. She went on a few rides and played the game her sister was at. It was a racing game that required you to roll a ball repeatedly into holes. About 1/2 way through the game the ball smooshed her finger and she lost it. She was... Sun, 19 May 2013 18:03:25 EST Bad week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5359868 So it wasn't a great week for eating or exercise. I went out to to eat for lunch 3 times this week. I had 2 lunch dates and the 3rd was a Department lunch to celebrate a birthday. <BR> <BR> My intention is to walk on my lunch break since it's so hard to do after work. Since I went out 3 times that only left 2 days to walk. I walked a mile on Tuesday and wanted to walk today, well technically yesterday since it's so late. Anyway, a few co-workers walked on their lunch and told me it wa... Sat, 18 May 2013 01:41:44 EST Better day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5353588 Today was definitely a better day on regards to my eating. I stayed in my calorie range and I even had key lime pie frozen yogurt. <BR> <BR> I bought mini cucumbers at the store today and I'm in love! I had to go back to the store for more. I know they'll be gone fast. <BR> <BR> I have decided not to count calories tomorrow. I don't want to know. For Mother's Day my husband bought yummy cinnamon rolls for breakfast and cupcakes/cake for dessert. We're also having lunch somewhere. ... Sat, 11 May 2013 23:52:46 EST Too much food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5352602 Today was a bust with food. I had good intentions....at first. I've been doing pretty good, so I'm not going to get upset that I jumped off the wagon head first. Tomorrow I'm jumping back on. I'm too darn full to jump on tonight. <BR> <BR> I really wanted a salad and I wanted out of the building. My co-worker and I went to Sweet Tomatoes for lunch. It started out good with salad and veggies. Then the little blueberry muffin called me. The brownies were calling to be eaten, so I made a... Fri, 10 May 2013 22:12:31 EST Gotta go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5350285 I've been trying to drink more water and it shows! I've been running to the bathroom about every hour. I know it's a good thing and I'm doing good. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is going to be a rough day with eating. We're going out to Tsukasa for our department lunch. Lots of good food, but not good for you. <BR> <BR> I'm not doing bad but I'm craving sweets. Wed, 8 May 2013 20:47:04 EST Naughty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5344706 Yes, I was naughty today. I was up last night not feeling well and woke up extremely tired. On the way to work this morning I was so hungry, I craved greasy. I was bad and stopped at McDonald's and got a sausage biscuit and a hashbrown. It hit the spot. <BR> <BR> For lunch I made peanut butter & jelly. All the girls were getting Chipotle and I caved and had that for lunch. I must've been hungry because I was the first one done. I had a full tummy and I was happy. <BR> <BR> I didn't... Fri, 3 May 2013 19:51:59 EST Good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5342454 I had a good eating day. Baby steps. <em>183</em> <BR> <BR> As of now I'm under my calories, but there's still time left in the day. I used the SparkPeople app for my phone to log all my food. I LOVE it! You can scan the bar code of your food and it will automatically populate the nutritional value. AWESOME!! <BR> <BR> I came home from work tonight and took Addi to the park. It's just a tad over 1/2 a mile away so that was a mile walking. Plus all the chasing and running I did w... Wed, 1 May 2013 20:42:48 EST Let's try this again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5341168 Saying I'm going to lose weight is so easy, but actually doing it and staying on track is a whole other story. I lost 30 + pounds with Spark over 3 1/2 years ago. Why oh why did I not make time to keep it up? <BR> <BR> My youngest is now 2 1/2 and I really need to lose weight to keep up with that little monster. Finding balance and time is extremely difficult but it MUST be done! I weighed myself tonight and I'm 10 pounds heavier than I was at my heaviest. GULP!! I actually think I w... Tue, 30 Apr 2013 20:27:33 EST Stressful day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4674995 I had a very stressful day and my blood pressure showed it. It was 149/103 today at the dentist. I was so nervous about the dentist I broke out in a sweat. I need 1 possibly 2 root canals, 2 crowns, a handful of filings, and scaling. YIKES!!! My husband's insurance will only cover 1 root canal a calendar year do I don't know what we're going to do. I'd rather not pay $1300 out of pocket. <BR> <BR> On the bright side, I really think I'm losing weight slowly because of my limited eating ... Wed, 11 Jan 2012 22:32:58 EST High calorie day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4664583 I knew I was going to go over my calories today when my husband decided to go to McDonald's for breakfast. We don't usually get McDonald's breakfast so it was a treat. After logging my food I about had a heart attack!!! Oh well. You have to splurge sometimes. <BR> <BR> I was so full from breakfast I didn't really have lunch. We ran lots of errands today too so I like to think I got rid of a few of those breakfast calories. <BR> <BR> Dinner tonight is BBQ chicken in the crockpot. It sme... Sat, 7 Jan 2012 18:10:00 EST Spaghetti Taco Night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4660525 Yes, you read that right....We had spaghetti tacos tonight. They're delicious!! I usually make them twice a month. My son's eyes lit up when I told him what we were having for dinner. Even the baby will take attempt to eat a spaghetti taco. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is grocery shopping night. I'm supposed to be doing the grocery list right now. I hate making up the list and dinners. Since things are so hectic at work, I've been staying later, which means I get home later. By the time I get ho... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 21:04:40 EST Stress usually equals junk food!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4658154 Stress usually causes me to eat chocolate and ice cream. I've been so good lately about not over gorging on bad food. Most of it is my teeth issues but hopefully this habit with continue after my teeth are fixed. <BR> <BR> Things at work have been stressful. My company bought a competitor in September and they're moving in next week. It's scary because nobody's job is safe. Not only are people moving in next week but it's also year end. Busy busy!!!! Today they let 6 people go and so... Wed, 4 Jan 2012 21:47:56 EST Need motivation and time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4655186 It's been 15 1/2 months since my little Addison Ivy was born. She's the missing piece in my life and I'm so thankful to have a wonderful family. I just wish I had more time, energy, and motivation. <BR> <BR> My exercise room in the basement is no more. If I want to walk on the treadmill I have to do it without the TV in a dingy basement. If I want to do anything with the Wii (I have a handful of work out games) I have to start and stop repeatedly to watch out for Addison. I know I wil... Tue, 3 Jan 2012 20:31:43 EST I tried a new fruit today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4351508 Today we went to Sam's Club and they had a bunch of things I've never seen before. I decided to buy something new, so I bought pluots. I almost bought flat round peaches (almost like a donut without the hole) but decided to buy regular peaches instead. I tried a pluot when I got home and wasn't very impressed. I gave some to my 10 month old and she loved it. I tried another one after being in the refrigerator a while and it was pretty tasty. Very juicy. If I see them I will buy them ag... Sat, 9 Jul 2011 14:58:58 EST Been gone far too long! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4343251 Dang it's been a LONG time! My life has changed and instead of focusing on myself, I'm putting my time and energy into my family. On Sept. 14th I had a baby girl named Addison Ivy (named after the Chicago Cubs). I know, poor baby!! <BR> <BR> My weight loss journey has been put on hold. I know they say you have to make time for you but I'm having problems managing my time. I'm hoping as she gets older and a little less dependent on me I'll be able to squeeze in a 20 minute workout a few ... Tue, 5 Jul 2011 19:17:00 EST Bye Bye RecPlex http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2853567 I can't believe the weekend is almost over. They seem to go faster and faster. We made the decision this week not to renew our membership to the RecPlex. I'm bummed about it but know it's for the best right now. To renew it's going to be $800-$900. We haven't been going and I know we won't go much as my pregnancy progresses. Right now it's more of a waste of money. I have my treadmill in the basement and my Wii. I'm thinking about getting more exercise games for the Wii. <BR> <BR> We... Sun, 7 Feb 2010 20:33:34 EST Potatoes, potatoes, potatoes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2821560 I have been feeling nauseated on and off all weekend. Yesterday I spent a good portion of the day in bed. I was going to eat breakfast but everything I saw was making me feel sick EXCEPT potatoes. I roasted some potatoes with onions and garlic and made creamy potato soup. Of course I ate some potatoes and onions before making the soup and it was delicious. It was so good I had to run out to the store and buy more potatoes for roasting later this week. <BR> <BR> For dinner I'm having mor... Sun, 31 Jan 2010 17:13:28 EST Torture http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2810839 My daughter made more Ghirardelli chocolate chip cookies tonight. I walked in the house and the smell hit me again. She's torturing me!!! We have lots of cookies now. I'm going to bring some to work tomorrow. Yes, I did have warm gooey cookies when I came home. <BR> <BR> I was stuffed after lunch but it was OK. Since I had a big lunch I wasn't hungry for a snack. Dinner tonight was fend for yourself because we had so many left overs. Since I don't know how many calories are in the co... Thu, 28 Jan 2010 21:11:13 EST Fresh baked cookies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2806015 I was doing pretty good with calories today until I came home. I walked in the house and the smell of fresh baked chocolate chip cookies hit me. My mouth started watering immediately. My daughter had a 1/2 day today because she had finals. She made cookies with Ghirardelli chips, my FAVORITE. They were still warm and gooey when I came home and I couldn't resist. I had a bad day at work and they hit the spot. I didn't stop at 1, 2, or 3. I was really bad!!! I put them away, for now. <... Wed, 27 Jan 2010 19:48:48 EST Doing good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2796490 Other than being tired and running to the bathroom 15 times a day I'm doing good. I'm determined to eat well and am doing good so far. I love the Yoplait Parfaits AND they're only 100 calories. When I'm craving something sweet they do the trick. I bought 2 packs of 4 at the grocery store, then I found a 12 pack at Sam's Club. I'm set for the next 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> I've been tired but I'm trying to make sure to get some exercising in. I haven't been doing 45+ minutes like before but ... Mon, 25 Jan 2010 20:43:49 EST It's official http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2774153 I went to my doctor yesterday and I got the official word, I’m pregnant! I go to the OB GYN in 2 weeks. I’m so excited!!! I’m going to enjoy it because this is my last one. I did however gain 4 pounds between November and yesterday. It could be worse so I’m not going to beat myself up over it. <BR> <BR> I’ve been struggling with my calories. I just haven’t been very hungry. I also suffer from bouts of nausea. It will pass soon enough. I’ve been really tired too but I made myself go ... Wed, 20 Jan 2010 20:18:44 EST Sunny day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2757730 I woke up this morning and looked out the window and it looked the trees were iced over. It was really pretty. A little bit later it started to snow. I’m done with winter and I was bummed to see the flurries. I look out the window now and the trees are now back to their normal bare selves and the sun is shining. It’s a beautiful day other than the fact it’s 26 degrees outside and there’s snow on the ground. I’m looking forward to Spring. <BR> <BR> I didn’t meet my minimum calories yest... Sun, 17 Jan 2010 14:47:17 EST OOOOPPPPSSSS, I THINK we did it again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2742054 I think I may be pregnant. My period was due this week (the 10th) and I haven't gotten it yet. I've been having my period symptoms, breaking out, sore boobs, cravings, and back pain. Last night I got really sick. My husband told me that he had a feeling I was pregnant. I laughed at him. This morning I woke up and I felt nauseous. I had a pregnancy test left from a few months ago when my period went all wacky. I took the test this morning and it came out positive. I went to show my hu... Wed, 13 Jan 2010 21:09:50 EST I thought I blew it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2723681 I made beef stew in the crockpot yesterday for dinner. It cooked for 8+ hours. When I dished it out I thought the potatoes looked hard but I didn't try one. As it turns out, the carrots and potatoes were still hard. Not break your teeth hard but not soft like they should've been. I should've known. The last time I used my crockpot it didn't cook the potatoes all the way then either. This time was worse. I've had my crockpot for 15 years and have been using it more and more. So, dinne... Sun, 10 Jan 2010 13:05:14 EST My will power put to the test http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2718889 Yesterday at work I brought soup for lunch. I was actually looking forward to eating my soup. Around 11:15PM one of the girls told me and a few others that somebody was going to Scooters to pick up lunch. OH NO!! Scooters is a delicious hot dog place that has the best Chicago style hot dogs and big, juicy, yummy burgers. Their fries are made fresh to order. My mouth is watering as I'm typing this. I went back and forth. I really wanted it, but I kept telling myself too many calories. ... Sat, 9 Jan 2010 11:17:18 EST Snow day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2708210 Thanks to Mother Nature I’m staying home today. They closed the schools here. It’s not bad now (about ¾” of snow now) but it’s going to get worse as the day progresses. They’re calling up to 11” of snow by the time the storm is over. I live near Lake Michigan and they’re calling for lake effect snow. <BR> <BR> I was going to go into work this morning because it wasn’t bad but my husband put his foot down. He’s right. If we get that much snow I don’t know how I’d be able to make it ho... Thu, 7 Jan 2010 08:22:22 EST I’m hungry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2706057 I need to go shopping! There needs to be more healthy food in the house again. Between breakfast, lunch, and a snack I ate just over 500 calories. I’m starving now. We have about 15 minutes until dinner is ready. My hunger wouldn’t be so bad, but I stayed late at work again tonight. Last night I stayed until 5PM and today 5:15PM. Which means I have an extra hour and 15 minutes, which I’ll need tomorrow. We’re getting snow. ICK! <BR> <BR> This morning I had a message in my Facebook a... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 20:03:45 EST Busy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2700497 Today was a hectic day. I think if my contact wasn’t bothering me I’d still be at work! One of my co-workers was off today and tomorrow as well. I’m her back-up, which isn’t a big deal. I don’t normally have to do too much when I cover her desk. Since we’re closing the end of the year we’ve been busy and haven’t had a chance to get to regular work, so I had my stuff and hers to do today. I planned on starting my sales tax today because I have to file 25 states this month. UGH! Of cours... Tue, 5 Jan 2010 20:51:51 EST Little black cloud http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2694312 I have a little black cloud right above. I do however have an umbrella handy in case it decides to rain. My week isn’t off to a good start, but tomorrow is a new day. <BR> <BR> I believe my son suffers from some sort of sleep anxiety. We put him to bed and he’s up and down multiple times. I know he’s had bad dreams in the past and I think that’s part of it. IF he falls asleep before we do, he will eventually get out of bed at some point and sleep on the couch. Last night was really ba... Mon, 4 Jan 2010 20:40:18 EST Back to reality http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2687032 The holidays are over and tomorrow it's back to our regular schedule. Kids are off to school and hubby and I are back to work. Things have been hectic at work with the end of the year and multiple audits going on, so I've been getting overtime. I've been buying "convenience" meals lately which are so unhealthy. My husband doesn't really cook much (he struggles to follow a recipe) so it's up to me. If I stay at work late and don't get home until 7PM I'm not making a meal. It's going to b... Sun, 3 Jan 2010 17:42:13 EST Good Bye 2009, Hello 2010! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2677768 Last night my husband and I rang in the New Year just the two of us. I’m not ready for my kids to be independent and doing their thing with their friends. It’s the first time in 15 years we didn’t have one or both of our kids with us on New Years. It was a quiet night that’s for sure. My husband and I went to Red Lobster for dinner. It was delicious! I had a caesar salad, 1 crab cake, the shrimp trio (shrimp scampi, coconut shrimp, and fried shrimp) with mashed potatoes. I also had a M... Fri, 1 Jan 2010 20:42:03 EST Christmas = Stress = Eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2618003 I'm dying for some chips right now, but thankfully we don't have the kind I want in the house. This time of year is stressful for so many, me included. This year seems a little more than in years past. <BR> <BR> When my mom passed away in 1995 the family sort of fell apart. My sisters and I got back on track but my brother was MIA. Last year my sister from Atlanta and I re-united with him and his kids, which was wonderful! However, not all is well on the home front. My 2 sisters haven... Mon, 7 Dec 2009 21:58:30 EST Baby it's cold outside!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2608423 BBRRRR! It's a chilly one tonight. This morning it wasn't too bad while waiting at the bus stop. Around 11AM I received a weather e-mail stating snow would start falling around 4PM with accumulations up to 5 inches. Bummer! By noon it was snowing. It stopped a few hours later but all we got was a light dusting. I left work about 5:45 and it was just wet outside. I was thankful the roads weren't slick. By the time I got home it had started to snow again. I guess the snow they thought... Thu, 3 Dec 2009 21:01:31 EST "Silent Night" video http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2605949 My daughter had her choir concert last night. They ended the concert with "Silent Night". All the choir students were positioned around the auditorium and it was so cool. My video camera batteries were dead so I used my camera. The quality isn't the best but I wanted to share the Christmas spirit. <BR> <BR> I was so inspired when we came home last night I put all the labels on the envelopes of my Christmas cards. Tonight I wrote out all the cards and got them ready to be mailed. I'm gl... Wed, 2 Dec 2009 22:44:56 EST Temptations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2598805 Everywhere I turn this afternoon there's temptations. I have too much chocolate in the house! I just finished lunch so I'm going to sit tight and wait for it to digest and hopefully make me feel full. I have water to drink as well. I'd be into the goodies all the time if I stayed home all the time! <BR> <BR> My son has been having some tummy issues lately and left school early last week Tuesday. My husband took him to see one of the nurse practitioners at our doctor's office. They thin... Mon, 30 Nov 2009 15:49:13 EST I survived Thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2592866 I didn't over gorge myself yesterday on Thanksgiving dinner. We stay home on Thanksgiving, so it's just the 4 of us. I have total control over what I cook, which is nice. I made a turkey breast, cheesy potatoes, green bean casserole, rolls, pumpkin pie (from a box), and apple pie (from a box). I had 2 small pieces of turkey, some cheesy potatoes, and 2 rolls. I stopped when I started feeling full. A few hours later I had 1 piece of pumpkin pie. I totally forgot about making the stuffin... Fri, 27 Nov 2009 23:43:24 EST There's always a "BUT" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2578542 WHEW, I'm glad this work week is over. It's been a rough one but I survived without too much damage. <BR> <BR> Tuesday I was supposed to go work out but had horrible cramps. I was curled up in bed. I should've gone Wednesday but dinner wasn't done until 7:15PM. I'm usually almost done exercising by then or on the way home. When there are kids at home needing showers and homework done, that's a little late to be starting out. Thursday my husband and I planned on going but I had one of ... Sat, 21 Nov 2009 10:28:11 EST Eagerly awaiting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2569806 Yes, I am eagerly awaiting for the UPS man to deliver my package. In October I ordered the Sparkpeople lunchbag <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/2/b825725752.jpg"> <BR> and a lunch kit. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/1/3/b130971340.jpg"> <BR> As excited as I am, I'm going to put it away for Christmas. I'm so excited!! I love this time of year!! <BR> <BR> I was supposed to go exercise tonight but cramps have me in bed. I woke up this morning double... Tue, 17 Nov 2009 19:56:59 EST The Christmas season has begun!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2564268 Friday night the radio station I listen to started Christmas music. I was so excited! Last year they started on November 1st so I was eagerly awaiting on November 1st and they didn't play it. I was bummed. I'm happy now. Christmas music is only played once a year, so having it on for a month and half is awesome! <BR> <BR> My husband and I went to the RecPlex yesterday for our workout. They're building a new olympic sized pool so it was interesting to see the progress. It's dark when w... Sun, 15 Nov 2009 22:10:17 EST Winter is coming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2557184 This morning we woke up to frost on the ground. I'm so thankful to have a garage because I didn't have to scrap my windshield. My feet froze while I was waiting at the bus stop with my son. I should've brought my new camera with me so I could've taken a picture of my house with the naked tree in the background and frost on the roof and the grass. Ms. Eleni should know what she's missing living in Florida! Don't you miss this weather?? Hee, hee, hee. I love you my dear!! <BR> <BR> Bac... Thu, 12 Nov 2009 21:21:07 EST Happy Halloween http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2522921 I love Halloween. I'm stuck on the SyFy channel watching "Ghost Hunters". I'm a believer. <BR> <BR> I'm bummed about trick-or-treating this year. We took my son out and left my daughter home to hand out candy. We were gone for 45 minutes and only 20 houses or so were handing out candy. My son decided it was too much work and too cold. We got home and my daughter told us only 5 kids came to the house. We haven't had any other kids come. My candy bowl is so full. It's all the good stu... Sat, 31 Oct 2009 18:31:53 EST Back to work tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2495110 What a LONG weekend!! My sister flew in Saturday morning from Atlanta for my brother's wedding on Sunday. My son was supposed to have his playoff game Saturday morning. My sister was so excited to watch it. Friday night it rained and they didn't cover the fields, so they cancelled the game and re-scheduled it for Monday night. My sister was bummed. We had to fill up our Saturday somehow so my sister and I checked out a wonderful Italian store in town. I've never seen so many wines in o... Tue, 20 Oct 2009 20:54:00 EST They say "Feed a cold" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2479630 Why do they say that? That wasn't the case for me yesterday. I had a 100 calorie yogurt for breakfast, skipped lunch but had some crackers, and forced myself to eat a pork chop, noodles, and some green beans for dinner. I did have a little bowl of potato chips for snack. I wasn't hungry all day but then I had a craving for some crunchy chips. I would usually find something else, but since I wasn't feeling well and hardly eating, I let myself. I was fine with a small bowl and didn't want... Wed, 14 Oct 2009 19:55:48 EST Cold season http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2475231 I really need to spray my entire house with lysol. My daughter got sick a few weeks ago and is almost healthy again. I got sick with some stomach virus but after a few days was feeling better. Last Thursday my husband got a cold. Saturday evening my son started getting a sore throat. It flared up Sunday night. He called me at 10:15 asking me to pick him up. I took him to the doctor and he's on zithromax. Last night I started getting sick with what I believe to be a cold. It hit me l... Tue, 13 Oct 2009 09:24:22 EST