HAPPY0408's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HAPPY0408 HAPPY0408'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/ Week 9 Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5543330 So I am one week away from the end of the Weight Loss Challenge I have been doing. I do not see myself reaching my goal of 10% weight loss, however as of this week I have lost half of my weight loss goal. This challenge has taught me many things about myself including my eating and exercise habits. I had a couple of weeks where I did not gain or loose weight due to the amount of food I was eating along with struggling with exercising every day. There was one week I gained weight due to eating... Sun, 17 Nov 2013 10:01:37 EST Week 8 Progress! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5537260 All has been going better this past week. I have woke up and exercised every morning. It helps that it is not so dark in the mornings now. I did well even though it was my Birthday this past week on Nov. 7. I made Pumpkin Bars for work and ate a dessert at church on Wednesday evening otherwise have been very good. When I weighed myself yesterday I had lost weight so now my current weight is 188 lbs. Yeah Me!!! I am determined to continue on this Healthy Lifestyle Path!!! <em>243</em> <em... Sun, 10 Nov 2013 11:03:52 EST Weeks 5, 6, & 7 Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530064 So weeks 5 & 6 did pretty well and lost weight. Week 6 got down to 189 lbs., but this week (Week 7) gained 1 lb. which put me back at 190 lbs. It was rough due to it being Halloween Week and so many treats at work. It taught me that I need to be stronger during the Holiday Seasons and resist otherwise I go overboard. Once I start it is so hard to stop. So Week 8 will be a week of more determination to eat healthy and kick it in high gear once again with exercise. Had an off week, but not gonn... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 13:05:29 EST Week 4 Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511399 <em>9</em> So very Proud and Determined after today's weigh-in! I feel Amazing!! <em>104</em> <em>334</em> Week 4 weight loss was 3.4 lbs for a total weight loss of 5.6 lbs since I started on September 16. <em>521</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>380</em> <em>242</em> <em>386</em> I kept exercising, but the one thing I worked on this week was having the Will Power to not have any sweets or desserts this week and it paid off!!! Sat, 12 Oct 2013 09:36:44 EST Week 3 Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505155 Current Weight: 195...So still stuck at 195 lbs but have noticed changes in my body. The Fat in my abdominal area is decreasing and abs are slowly forming. The Leslie Sansone Walking DVD's I have been doing are helping decrease the fat! I have been exercising consistently and eating healthier, but still need to work on my portion control and staying away from desserts. I am a work in progress but feeling great!!! <em>386</em> <em>521</em> <em>345</em> <em>250</em> <em>243</em> ... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 11:46:46 EST Week 2 Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498371 So this weeks weight loss wasn't a weight loss at all. I currently weigh 195.2 so gained 0.2 lbs. I bumped up the exercise this week by using a variety of Leslie Sansone DVD's every day this week. Also, started going for walks around the neighborhood after supper with my fiance along with short walks on my lunch break at work! However, my eating was not as clean as the week before, had chocolate cupcakes at work a couple days this week and a waffle yesterday at work for snack. Week 3 will be ... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 09:30:16 EST Week 1 Progress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492203 So Week 1 I did really well. Ate clean and healthy, tons of fruits and vegetables. Ate Salads every day for lunch. However, I did not get much exercise in except for Friday and today (Saturday). Have been doing my Leslie Sansone Walking DVD's. I did however go for walks at work on my lunch breaks after I ate. So off to a great start! My weightloss.........2 lbs. <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>380</em> <em>250</em> <em>345</em> <em>242</em> <em>386</em> Sat, 21 Sep 2013 20:02:44 EST Weight Loss Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5487722 I belong to a Wellness Company called Melaleuca. I buy healthy skincare, cleaning, and nutritional products through this company. (If anyone would like to know more about this company just message me or write on this blog.) Melaleuca is consistently adding new things and one of those things includes a Weight Loss Challenge using some of their products. I signed up for the Challenge. It starts today (September 16) and lasts through November 25. I will continue to blog at least weekly on my pro... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:08:48 EST TIME FOR A BODY SYSTEM REBOOT...BATTLING WEIGHTLOSS, MENTAL FOCUS & CLARITY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4565667 I expressed my frustration to my chiropractor today about how I have been starting to feel unhealthy and unable to focus lately. His response was my BODY needs a RESTART! It seems to him that I have reached a major plateau. I have been exercising consistently and yet feeling unhealthy due to being short of breath when walking up an incline or up a flight of stairs, lower leg pains and feet pain (feeling as if my lower legs are full of fluid), low energy, low endurance, and not losing any weig... Wed, 2 Nov 2011 20:58:46 EST BACK TO FEELING UNHEALTHY...TIME TO KICK THIS FEELING! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4562295 Mentally I feel motivated but physically not so much lately. Today I had good intentions to get us outside for either a walk or bike ride, but instead slept and lazed around all day. I have been keeping up with exercise on a consistent basis except today but not seeing results and am getting really frustrated. Exercising at home makes it more difficult to lose weight I feel. We are struggling financially and are not able to afford a gym membership at this time. It seemed easier losing weight... Mon, 31 Oct 2011 23:21:54 EST NEED NUTRITION IDEAS FOR ON VACATION! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4551499 On November 6th and 7th we will be going to WI Dells for two nights. It shall be a lot of fun splashing in the water, etc. lol! However, to save on expenses I had thought about bringing our own food instead of going out to eat. This is the first time bringing our own food anywhere, so could use some advice and ideas on what to bring. I thought about bringing fruits (such as apples, oranges, bananas, grapes) to snack on along with maybe some carrots and celery with maybe some peanut butter. Al... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 20:42:25 EST HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH THE WINTER BLUES? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4538378 So lately I have been battling the winter blues (aka SAD or Seasonal Affective Disorder) once again. This time I am more aware and trying to fight it. Last year I took myself of my medications since I was starting a new job which meant no insurance for a short time and was unable to afford my medications. Well I have been doing well up until now since it is fall time once again. Last year I handled it well since we just moved to a new town, so it was an exciting time in our lives while the se... Sun, 16 Oct 2011 17:43:28 EST 24 Day Challenge!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4509245 It's been quite awhile since I have had the chance to blog anything. So here's an update.... <BR> <BR> This time of year is always tough for me as my depression starts to come back due to the season's changing, well not this year. I have been fighting it and have not given up though have come close. My energy level has been down, but still have been pushing myself to exercise though I have not exercised consistently on a daily basis as I once have I give myself credit for sticking to some ex... Wed, 28 Sep 2011 20:54:45 EST I Am so VERY PROUD!!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4265779 I am so Very Proud of myself as I am making progress once again! On Saturday Casey and I spent the whole day together being active for the most part. First thing we did was go for a walk and stopped at Wendy's for lunch as I wanted to try their new chicken salad with strawberries and blueberries. After lunch we walked back home then drove to the mall and wandered around some more to waste time before the movie started. We then went to see the movie "Hop" and shared a bag of popcorn. After the... Mon, 30 May 2011 20:20:42 EST HEART TO HEART DISCUSSIONS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4193352 My significant other (Casey) and I just had a heart to heart talk about some issues and now I am having a difficult time falling asleep so thought I would write a blog about it. <BR> <BR> I brought up the conversation about how right now I feel I need more support especially from him to get out of this rut I am in. Earlier today we exercised together in our community room in our apartment complex since it was a rainy day outside. He got me to exercise with him. It felt great since I have not... Wed, 27 Apr 2011 04:20:20 EST SEARCHING INSIDE FOR THE FIRE BURNING....FIGHT TILL THE END!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4183042 A lot has happened since right after Thanksgiving. I relocated to a new town starting a new life. At first things seemed to be going well but lately I have been losing site of living life and enjoying it only to exist and just go through the actions. I recently started watching Biggest Loser Couples just hoping to bring back the fire I once had in me...the day I found out I was pre-diabetic which was about 7 years ago. I made some lifestyle changes in my eating habits and exercise habits whic... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 02:16:58 EST WEEKLY RECAP - WEEK 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3996621 * FITNESS: Exercised for total of 191 minutes in 5 days. <BR> <BR> * NUTRITION: Been eating more salads and sandwiches. My water intake has increased. I am feeling healthier from the eating changes I have been making. Yesterday (Saturday) did not eat as well since I split a large bag of popcorn with Casey at the movie theater. Today (Super Bowl Sunday) snacked, ate pizza, and drank root beer soda during the game. <BR> <BR> * ORGANIZATION: Today cleaned the living room before the game. Als... Mon, 7 Feb 2011 00:13:18 EST WEEKLY RECAP - WEEK 3! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3975810 Lost 2.2 lbs from a week ago! <em>9</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> Weekly Recap...... <BR> <BR> * FITNESS: Exercised 6 out of 7 days. I did not exercise on Wednesday which was my day off of work this week, but it was a nice relaxing day off! I exercised a total of 243 minutes. Joined the 4 week Fitness Challenge on my Biggest Loser Wii game!!!! <em>244</em> I am motivated! <em>224</em> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> * NUTRITION: Been eating less but t... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 23:58:23 EST I FEEL LIKE A FIGHTER!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3969401 I feel motivated and like a fighter! Today I made the decision to challenge myself with a 4 week Fitness Challenge on the Biggest Loser Wii game! <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>345</em> <em>306</em> <em>242</em> I WILL DO THIS! Since I chose Lose A Lot of Weight as a Personal Goal on this game it said my goal will be to lose 11 lbs in this 4 week challenge. I would love to loose this much but not too concerned if I do not obtain this goal. I am doing this to challenge, motivate, and push... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 14:41:16 EST SCARED FOR MY PARTNER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3956076 So we just arrived back home from the chiropractor. He had not so good news. He told us my partner has scoliosis. He said that with chiropractic care it could help the situation, but will not cure it 100%. Most people in my partner's situation has had good results with chiropractic care. This chiropractor is very thorough. Casey will need to make a major committment by attending appointments which he is good at, but also by committing himself at home which he really needs to improve on. It se... Mon, 24 Jan 2011 12:26:53 EST WEEKLY RECAP - WEEK 2! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3954480 So this week I gained 0.2 lbs after weighing in this morning, but not disappointed as last night we ate supper late and ate pizza since my brother is here to visit and came last night. <BR> <BR> Weekly Recap.... <BR> <BR> * FITNESS: Exercised 4 times this past week. Pretty good I would say due to the end of the week stress with my car. Friday I got exercise in by walking fast outside as I had to quickly stop at a place to by HEET for my car to unfreeze my gasline however that was not the is... Sun, 23 Jan 2011 22:39:57 EST JUST BOUGHT THE BIGGEST LOSER WII GAME :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3939279 After watching the Biggest Loser show tonight it gave me MORE Motivation and Inspiration! We went and bought the Biggest Loser Wii game so that Casey and I both can get fit together! Tomorrow we will start. WE ARE IN THIS TOGETHER!!! <em>244</em> <em>345</em> <em>306</em> Tue, 18 Jan 2011 23:35:10 EST WEEKLY RECAP - WEEK 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3930134 Here is my weekly recap.... <BR> <BR> * FITNESS: Exercised 30 minutes on Monday, 15 minutes on Friday, and 15 minutes Saturday for a weekly total of 60 minutes (1 hour). Not too bad for starting back into it. <em>311</em> <em>312</em> <BR> <BR> * NUTRITION: Healthy eating needs improvement, but made a few changes. Went grocery shopping on Thursday and bought some better food. Still got chocolate, but the healthy natural dark chocolate and have only ate 2 pieces so far. <em>493</em> Bou... Sun, 16 Jan 2011 12:28:39 EST TIME TO GET SERIOUS ONCE AGAIN.....WE MADE A DEAL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3905426 This evening Casey and I had a serious discussion about our habits lately and needing to put a stop to some that have crept back on us. Ever since we have been in the process of moving our routines have stopped and now having a challenging time getting back in the swing of things. Our exercise has decreased though we both exercise from time to time, but need to work on increasing it and making it a daily habit once again. <em>311</em> <em>324</em> <em>328</em> <em>135</em> Also, I have b... Sun, 9 Jan 2011 01:36:05 EST NEED OPINIONS ON KITTENS!!! (UPDATED) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3802453 So we found an apartment in La Crosse. Just heard today we are approved. Went and set up pick-up date for u-haul, got oil changed in car, and stopped at vet to get copies of our kittens vaccinations records to give to our new apartment landlord on Saturday. Been getting more packing and cleaning done. Also, set up last appointments with chiropractor, counselor, and psychiatrist before leaving town. I also set up a time for our current landlord to come over after we are moved and have cleaned ... Tue, 23 Nov 2010 19:36:04 EST APARTMENT UPDATE 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3788799 So here is an update from yesterday's apartment blog. The apartment hunt continues as my soon to be employer will not write something up stating I get less hours just so I can get the apartment even though I am a few hundred dollars over the income limit. I understand they are being honest, but it still is disappointing. I could choose to take a position with less hours that are currently available but all that is available with less hours is night shift hours and I prefer sticking with my pm... Tue, 16 Nov 2010 21:26:41 EST APARTMENT UPDATE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3785552 So we just heard from the landlord for the apartments we applied for in La Crosse. She stated our income is just slightly over the income limits. I was not aware it was an income restricted apartment or at least do not remember that part of it. Anyways, I called my employer to find out if they could schedule me less hours for the first few weeks so that we are able to get this apartment. Once we are approved for the apartment we can work as many hours as we want. That does not make any sense ... Mon, 15 Nov 2010 14:12:28 EST JASPER & JEWELS ARE GROWING SO FAST...GOING ON 12 WKS OLD! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3783911 Here is an update on Jasper and Jewels who are our adorable 2 kittens! <em>239</em> <em>240</em> <BR> <BR> They are growing so fast and learning so much. They both are being mischievious and are able to jump higher so are getting into things more now than ever. They have been finding ways to get up on the counter in the kitchen as our computer desk is nearby so they had been crawling on the computer chair then onto the desk then up to the counter, so now we put the computer chair into ou... Sun, 14 Nov 2010 21:12:32 EST HEAD IS SPINNING.....APT HUNTING! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3759687 So yesterday we went to LaCrosse apartment hunting. Looked at 3 of them. The one is out of the question as its expensive plus heat is not included and has gas heat and a gas stove. The other two are close in price. I fell in love with the first one we looked at. If we rented it we would have to pinch pennies but think we could handle that. It has everything included. Has a washer and dryer in the apt so free laundry (yeah, no more laundry mat), dishwasher, microwave, huge kitchen, huge bathro... Wed, 3 Nov 2010 14:40:28 EST BUSY, BUSY, BUSY....LIFE UPDATE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3751042 I have not been able to be online much though I try to at least check my messages daily. Life is crazy busy, busy, busy right now. My life is about to change for the better and a new adventure is ahead soon. I was finally offered a position in La Crosse. <em>244</em> After several interviews spending tons of money staying in hotels, eating out, and gas I will finally be able to put that all behind me real soon once we find housing and move there. La Crosse is about a 2 hour drive from where... Sat, 30 Oct 2010 23:33:19 EST SOUNDS LIKE JASPER & JEWELS HAVE COLDS OR ALLERGIES...ANY ADVICE? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3727411 So tonight I noticed Jasper and Jewels seem to either have colds or allergies. They sound as if they have stuffy noses, they sneeze often, Jewels looks as if her eyes are glazed over watery-like, they both sleep more often. So should I be concerned when my 8 week old kittens sound like this? They seem to still play at times but sleep more than play. So they still have some energy. They are wanting more loving and attention which we both try to give them. They are still eating and drinking, so... Wed, 20 Oct 2010 00:42:21 EST CHALLENGES AND ADVENTURES OF JASPER & JEWELS :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3721668 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l666069542.jpg">Jasper and Jewels are doing well. You can definately tell Jasper is a male kitten not a female kitten by his personality and characteristics. He is protective of his sister Jewels when they sleep beside each other Jasper has to always lay on top of Jewels as he seems to be protecting her. We have noticed this from the beginning but now realizing it is a male trait. Also, when the two kittens play/rough house Jasper is the more... Sun, 17 Oct 2010 20:21:45 EST FIRST VET VISIT :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3711716 So today was our first vet visit. It went well. I really like the vet we chose. They are so patient and explains things thoroughly. Being a first time pet owner and never having indoor pets before I had tons of questions. They took the time to answer all my questions in addition to showing me things. We arrived early but the Vet was running behind. We were there for close to 3 hours. We found out Jasmine was a male...oops, so now his name is Jasper instead. The vet almost mistaken it also unt... Tue, 12 Oct 2010 23:28:27 EST TWO BUNDLES OF JOY...JASMINE & JEWELS :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3706347 Today our two kittens Jasmine and Jewels are lovable, cuddly, sleepy kitties. <em>239</em> <em>240</em> So today when Casey came to visit me on my lunch break I suggested to Casey that maybe he should just leave the kittens out of the cage to roam freely in our place while he is gone since my break is only 30 minutes for a trial period to see how they would do. They did well. Jewels greeted Casey at the door when he got home. They seem to be more cuddly after leaving them out. They must se... Sun, 10 Oct 2010 21:45:53 EST UGH! FAMILY.....PLUS UPDATE ON KITTENS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3703022 So at 2:30 am I got woken up from a phone call from a police officer who found my brother laying passed out on a sidewalk drunk near the University in our town. The neighbor kid I guess took him out and just left him. How rude, sure not a friend if you ask me. The police officer must have been doing his rounds and found him on a sidewalk. He thought he was dead because he could not arouse him at first so called the ambulance, but they finally got him to wake up. I called my parents to let the... Sat, 9 Oct 2010 05:56:52 EST UPDATE ON CASEY'S F/U APPT. PLUS KITTENS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3702003 So yesterday Casey had another follow-up appointment with his surgeon. It has been 7 months since he broke his leg. He is doing well. The surgeon stated the x-rays showed he is healed. Casey has been having pain often in his ankle, after discussing this with the surgeon he has decided to do an outpatient procedure and have the screws taken out of his ankle only as that could be the reason behind the pain. So waiting for his office to call with a date and time for this procedure. <BR> <BR> T... Fri, 8 Oct 2010 15:09:18 EST AN IDEA CAME TO MIND ON KITTENS WHILE IN SHOWER! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3695468 So while in the shower tonight I could not stop trying to problem solve the kitten situation and idea popped into my head. I Love when light bulbs seem to go off out of the blue. Ok so here is the situation with our apartment situation. The people that actually own these buildings are actually from another town nearby (30 minutes away) and they just hire assistants for each properties they own to help run them, but when we write out the rent check it is sent directly to the main office. They ... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 23:05:47 EST EMOTIONAL....NEED ADVICE, SUGGESTIONS, IDEAS. PLEASE HELP! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3694766 So we got the kittens on Sunday but never checked with the landlord, which I regret doing now, but we live and learn. I am concerned because we went and talked with the landlord about having pets, but never told her we already have them. She gave us a Pet Policy to overview. In order to have a pet we need to give them documentation stating they have received all of their shots/vaccinations, they are declawed (which I did not want to do, but its policy), and spayed before being approved. Well ... Tue, 5 Oct 2010 17:39:40 EST INFO ON KITTENS W/ PICS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3690444 Got our kittens this evening. Was not planning on it just could not go without them anymore. Thought we would just take the day and enjoy the relaxation since I go back to work tomorrow after being off for two weeks, but got the urge to see the kittens. Casey and I discussed things and he suggested we bring them home tonight especially since it has been really cold at night lately. We have had frost already. Just did not want to see them get sick being out in the cold, so took the opportunity... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 01:16:25 EST KITTEN UPDATE - SEARCH FOR A VET! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3685932 So today took the time to visit each vet place in town to get the feel of each one and get prices. There is one that we really liked the best though the Humane Society said they all are good places to go. The last one we went to is the one we plan on taking our kittens when we get them. They actually are right across the highway from where we live, which is so nice. We really enjoyed going there because the staff took more time to explain things to us than the other two did. The lady also add... Fri, 1 Oct 2010 22:35:49 EST NEED ADVICE FOR 1ST TIME CAT OWNER :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3677240 So Casey and I are really considering having 2 kittens for a trial period due to suggestion I received. I have been doing a lot of research and there is too much information out there that I thought I would write a blog to receive advice from here. Since it is a trial basis I am not sure I would want to by too much until I know for sure we will be keeping them. What are the basics I would need before bringing home the kittens home? I know food, cat litter & litter box, grooming supplies (brus... Tue, 28 Sep 2010 14:50:24 EST CONSIDERING GETTING A KITTEN OR TWO FOR THE 1ST TIME...ANY ADVICE WOULD BE APPRECIATED! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3672882 After leaving my parents house tonight I am so longing for a kitten or maybe two. I grew up with outside cats. Today we went over to my parents house to hang out and I always love going over to their house to play with the cats and kittens. They have a batch of kittens that were born this summer. There was 4 of them but now have only been finding 2 of them. Not sure what happened to the other 2. I was able to see all 4 of them around Labor Day. Today was the second time seeing the kittens. Th... Mon, 27 Sep 2010 00:03:41 EST JOINED MEMORY WALK TEAM - SUPPORT APPRECIATED :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3648354 I recently joined the Memory Walk team thru my employer. <em>311</em> <em>342</em> Casey and I will both be walking on Saturday September 25, 2010 in memory of his grandfather who passed away about 8 years ago from Alzheimer's. He was very close to his grandfather, he was like a father to him since his father left when he was little. Now is father has returned back into his life and keep in contact often. We wanted to join last year but it fell on my weekend to work and I could not find an... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 22:25:43 EST AN ACCOMPLISHMENTAL DAY :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3632281 Today I got lots accomplished, more than expected! Once I got started I wouldn't stop. First thing went to the Fitness Center and got my exercise in for the day. I did cardio <em>315</em> plus upper body strength training <em>328</em> <em>344</em> Then came home ate lunch and logged in my fitness here on sparkpeople. Took a shower to cool down from exercising. <em>198</em> Then rearranged, organized, and cleaned the living room. We recently got a couch from my dad's friend who was sell... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 01:02:51 EST INTERVIEW REVIEW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3575372 I felt the interview went well! I arrived a half an hour early since I was uncertain where I was going and not sure which building it was in. I went to the wrong building first off. I looked puzzled and lost. An employee noticed and asked if she could help me. She showed me which building to go to, which was just across the street. Very friendly people there. I was given a tour of the Day-Surgery building, very nice and cozy, beautiful atmosphere. The supervisor then introduced me to all the ... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 00:01:30 EST MY NEW HAIRDO! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3574388 Here are pictures of my new hairdo I got on Monday. The clothes I am wearing is what I wore to the interview today. If you wanna know more about the interview I will write a separate blog about that, so stay tuned. My hair looked so much better when the stylist styled my hair. I am not the greatest, but will learn how to manage it. The stylist told me that if I could not figure out how to work with it that one day I could go in there and she will give me pointers while I try to do it in fron... Wed, 25 Aug 2010 18:23:09 EST I AM SO ECSTATIC....INTERVIEW UPDATE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3550864 The interview went well. One of the first things he said was how impressed and interested he is with my background. I felt pretty comfortable as he was stuttering himself that I feel he did not notice my few Ums that I said. He was running a few minutes late. He stated it got busy in day-surgery in addition to trying to get everyone out to lunch. He stated that the department will be getting busyier as they are hiring more surgeons which means they will need more staff. So I have a chance of ... Wed, 18 Aug 2010 15:47:09 EST I GOT A JOB (PHONE) INTERVIEW! & UPDATE ON PROGRESS! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3548624 Just an update on how I am doing since it has been awhile. I am doing well. Been commited to exercising daily. I am starting to love all the exercise I do and how it makes me look and feel. I now love admiring my physical appearance in the mirror, sounds strange, but my body sure has been shaping up nicely! I do not look at it as working out because it has become natural to me and is not work, but fun. I enjoy using my Leslie Sansone DVD's, they sure energize me for the most part more than ex... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 23:23:42 EST TAKING ACTION...ONE STEP AT A TIME! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3458672 So just wanted to update you all on all the progress I have been making. <em>334</em> <em>104</em> A lot has been happening lately and have not gotten a chance to be on here much so I wanted to write this to let you know all the changes happening in my life currently. I have been talking lately about a new life forming and moving to LaCrosse to start a new chapter in my life journey! Well I am putting my thoughts and words into action. <em>250</em> I set up appointments and took a trip t... Thu, 22 Jul 2010 13:49:43 EST VACATION FROM WORK COMING TO AN END! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3413052 So I took a vacation from work. Had 10 days scheduled off of work, but had a total of 11 days off since the day prior to my vacation starting I called in ill to work. I was overworked and overstressed that my body was telling me I needed to start my vacation a day early. I felt weak and was very emotional. I slept most of the day. Felt better after taking a day of rest. Then on Tuesday was my wellness class and the start of my vacation. <em>104</em> <em>224</em> Wednesday we took a day tri... Thu, 8 Jul 2010 23:17:40 EST