HONEYPOT319's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=HONEYPOT319 HONEYPOT319'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 go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421564 Well my lovely sparkers I am back at go. I have been struggling a lot lately and doing a lot of feeling sorry for myself too. Fortunately though I found new motivation over the weekend and have begun again. I started out with a great workout this morning and a healthy breakfast! <BR> <BR> On another note, we went to Moffitt on the 3rd for scans and blood work. The outcome was not good. :( They found three new tumors in the left lobe of Pooh's liver. ~sigh~ And since his platelets are still... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 09:10:22 EST Update from the slacker! ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5401741 Hello my lovely sparkers! <BR> <BR> Yes, I know that I have been slacking of late! However, I am trying to do better ~ for me! :) I have gone back to tracking what I eat more regularly and I will be back at the gym soon on a regular basis. <BR> <BR> It is amazing how life can get in the way of improving one's life! :/ <BR> <BR> I just wanted to post some recent photos and share some good news with you all! Hunter will be having a new baby brother or sister come Thanksgiving! I am so excite... Tue, 25 Jun 2013 20:29:27 EST Pooh and Hunter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5265573 Although Pooh seems to be doing great right now, I am treasuring and photographing these precious times he has with Hunter. :D <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/3/l533704651.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l103788511.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1081520049.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l378646482.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.co... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 06:49:55 EST Here I go again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5256451 Ok, so I have been away far too long (except for my brief visit after the first of the year) but I am back now to stay! I am climbing back on the wagon, even though it may be slowly. Be patient with me. ;) <BR> <BR> School was great last semester! I got an A, A, B and a stupid C in Algebra, but hey, I passed! The spring semester has already begun and I am right back at it. Wish me luck! <BR> <BR> Pooh's health is unchanged, but we will know more on March 6th when we return to Moffitt. <BR> ... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 16:56:20 EST New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185460 Hello my spark peeps! Your prodigal sparker has returned! It has been a long couple of months away from you all and I have missed you! It would be great to come back and blog that I have continued on a healthy fitness and eating track, but sadly no. Rather, I have managed to regain almost all of weight that I had shed. Oh well, back to the drawing board! <BR> <BR> On another note, Pooh's health is the same. No huge changes, so we were able to bring in the new year happy to be here and gratef... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 07:11:12 EST I have returned! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113289 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1681957141.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So I am ashamed to say that I have been wallowing in self-pity and buried up to my ears in school work that I let get just a tad behind. But now I am back (3 lbs heavier I might add) and hopefully have gotten myself back on track. You will see the old me once again! <BR> <BR> I hope that none of my fellow sparkers have fallen by the wayside in my absence. I will be checking up on your pages soon! I am looking for... Fri, 26 Oct 2012 07:04:02 EST Reflecting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5100869 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l961918955.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, yesterday I was really grouchy and therefore everyone at work was stepping on my last nerve. :( Hopefully, today will be better. I know that it was mainly due to my own stress and mild depression regarding Pooh. But I still wonder sometimes how people can be so stupid considering I work with educators! Pooh was a little melancholy Sunday and I guess it affected me more than I realized. I have not been so good... Tue, 16 Oct 2012 06:55:24 EST Hunter is becoming quite the little man. :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5097347 I just had to share this gorgeous picture of our little man! He is the brightness in my life right now. So handsome! :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l404488087.jpg"> Sat, 13 Oct 2012 09:17:10 EST One day at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5090854 Well, we are just taking it one day at a time now. The bad news was a real downer, but I have recouped some motivation and do not intend to spend what time we do have left moping about waiting to hit that 300lb mark. Pooh wants to pretend nothing is wrong, so I am just going with the flow. I have lost back one of the two pounds that I gained recently. Good a place to start as any. I hope that all my spark lovelies have been doing well. Although a little somber, my visit with Hunter Saturday w... Mon, 8 Oct 2012 07:02:39 EST Upcoming move http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086174 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l550937281.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, the decision has been made that we will be moving to Alabama (Pooh's hometown of Gadsden) so that he can be near his family and friends during the remainder of his time on this earth. This means lots of changes for us including a new job for me, a new school for Piglet and various other things. The sadness only deepens as we will be moving away from the girls and baby Hunter. But I want Pooh to be at peace an... Thu, 4 Oct 2012 07:26:40 EST Moffitt Visit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5085352 So today was results day at Moffitt. Not a good day at all. The tumor is once again growing and Pooh's platelets are only about 44,000. I nearly fell out of the chair when they said Hospice should be called in. No further treatment can be done and we will remain in a watch and see state of returning every 2 months for bloodwork only. Basically, his liver functions are beginning to deteriorate and it is only a matter of how much time it will take. They are saying that we should call in Hospice... Wed, 3 Oct 2012 14:34:29 EST Plugging along http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5081671 So, Saturday was great! Had a wonderful visit with babygirl and Hunter! :) Sunday was super lazy with lots of homework! I hope you all had a fabulous weekend! Here are some pics I wanted to share! Have a marvelous Monday sparkies! :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l923543104.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My favorite two pics! :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l709599644.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l145131... Mon, 1 Oct 2012 07:28:48 EST And the winner (of the dress hunt) is . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079641 Decisions, decisions! You gotta love the socks! We had a good time though! Scroll to the bottom for the winner! :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l959430282.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l737706331.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l280209435.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l684375378.jpg"> <BR> "My Favorite" <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeo... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 14:26:14 EST Getting back on the wagon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079263 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l931553968.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ok, so I have fallen off the wagon a bit and gained back 3 lbs! You would think that with the stomach bug I just had that I would have lost and not gained, but no! It is because I have been eating junk (and stressing) and eating less and less veggies. :( Oh well, I am still motivated, so I will be climbing back on my little red wagon this week and aiming for my goal! <BR> <BR> Wednesday is our results day at Moffi... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 08:20:16 EST Happy Friday my sparkly ladies! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5078005 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l681530806.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, I have finally gotten over whatever that stomach bug was! I hope you all have had a great week. Babygirl #1 is bringing Hunter to the house this Saturday instead of us going over there. :) This will be the first time that Pooh has seen him, in person! I am super excited! I hope you all have a wonderful Friday! <BR> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 06:54:38 EST Uh oh! Piglet's getting a license to drive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5073990 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l265759363.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, Pooh is taking Piglet to get her driving permit tomorrow! Boy, do I really feel old now! Not only am I a grandma now, but my baby is going to be driving the car soon! :( <BR> <BR> I feel the empty nest syndrome starting. ~sigh~ Guess I will just have to kidnap Hunter! lol <BR> <BR> Hunter says: Say what?! I don't think so Nana! :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l498833170.jpg">... Tue, 25 Sep 2012 07:19:48 EST More Hunter Pics! ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5070804 I had a lovely long visit with babygirl #1 and Hunter! I was excited to get to pack him around in her new carrier thingamajig! He seemed to enjoy it as well! :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l31837262.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Aunt Kim (Piglet) said that I was hogging him, so we let her have a little Hunter time too! :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l304598759.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l8678... Sat, 22 Sep 2012 21:08:42 EST Hunter Post Its ~ Who'd have thunk it! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5069719 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l869788839.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes, I know I am G-baby crazy! :) Hope all my sparklies have a wonderful weekend! Fri, 21 Sep 2012 22:11:40 EST Happy Thursday! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5067377 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l815813918.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Thursday sparkers! All here has returned to (our) normal. I hope that everyone is having a great week! Thank God, the weekend is almost here! <BR> <BR> H.P. Thu, 20 Sep 2012 07:08:19 EST Lord, please grant me the strength . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5064426 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l655400431.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, I thought it was gonna be a perfect weekend and then it went to h. e. double hockey sticks! :( <BR> <BR> Sunday night Pooh started coughing up blood, so we called Moffitt and they said for him to come in first thing in the morning. So naturally we got very little sleep. Spent the whole day there yesterday while they ran tests and did scans of his lungs. Thankfully it appears that the cancer has not spread t... Tue, 18 Sep 2012 07:01:33 EST Hunter Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5061288 As per usual, the highlight of my week was visiting baby girl #1 and Hunter! :) This time I got to give him his bath! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l544392751.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l265188052.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l165122771.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l591636401.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l... Sun, 16 Sep 2012 08:46:35 EST To all my lovely sparklies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5058583 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l792012355.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning my lovely sparklies! I hope that everyone has a happy Friday! <BR> <BR> This day could not have come any sooner for me! This week has been a real struggle. Busy, busy, busy with work and school. So busy that I had to track yesterday's food this morning and I had to actually try to remember what I ate! Not good! I hope that you all have done much better than I have. Aunt Lucy is dragging me down too an... Fri, 14 Sep 2012 05:58:08 EST Happy Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5052044 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l995778204.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, the gym was awesome! I sure did miss it last week! Back in my groove now! I hope that you all have a wonderful Monday! ~ :) Mon, 10 Sep 2012 07:29:09 EST Back from Disney! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5051260 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l59666847.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Had a wonderful weekend at Disney! The best part was the unexpected arrival of Hunter and babygirl #1 ~ BIG GRIN~ We had a fabulous time! Now it is back to homework and home life with Pooh! I hope all my lovely spark peeps had a great weekend! :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l139640596.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l21623232.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <im... Sun, 9 Sep 2012 16:28:00 EST Happy hump day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5045944 Hello my lovely sparkers! Just popping in to update you a little before cracking open the algebra book again! Had a pretty good day today! I hope you all did too! :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l90574654.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thank God it is already Wednesday! Piglet, her friend Becca and I are all looking forward to Friday as we are heading back to Disney to use up that last day on our passes that we didn't use this summer. Since we are only going to stay one nig... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 17:58:40 EST Busy Saturday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5040330 Hello my sparklies! I got in such a hurry to get out the door to go see my Hunter this morning that I forgot to weigh! Oh well, I will do it in the morning. We had a fabulous day today! Might have been a little much for baby girl! But Hunter was a great little trouper! We shopped, had lunch and shopped some more! :) All in all, it was an awesome day! On the downside, I didn't get as many photos today as I would have liked, but there is always next weekend! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos... Sat, 1 Sep 2012 18:31:26 EST Happy Thursday Sparkies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5036972 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l844590680.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning my lovely sparkies! I just wanted to say a quick hello and tell you that I hope you are all having a super week! I have been a little lax this week with the gym. Still trying to get into the groove of things with back to school, homework and all that! Due to my Algebra class at lunchtime, I have had to cut out the second walk of the day at work. But I have been running around enough on the job lately ... Thu, 30 Aug 2012 06:51:39 EST Up on the wrong side of the bed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5033015 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l304477344.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ok, so I got up on the wrong side of the bed this morning and had to go back to bed for a while to correct my grumpiness! Luckily no one was up and around for me to now have to apologize to! :) <BR> <BR> This story starts about lunchtime yesterday when they announced that public schools in our area will be closed due to tropical storm Isaac. Woo Hoo for Piglet! But unfortunately my college (where I work and go to ... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 11:05:15 EST 5K under my belt! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5031655 Before: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l940511472.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l904884051.jpg"> <BR> <BR> After: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l912251601.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Piglet says that we look better in the after picture! lol. I told her that was because we were more awake and full of energy after! :) <BR> <BR> My time: 25:40 <BR> Piglet's time: 25:47 (as she was casually strolling behin... Sun, 26 Aug 2012 12:27:26 EST 5K Tomorrow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030798 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l775668704.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Oh wow! So tomorrow morning is the 5K walk! Baby girl and I are doing our first one ever! I just hope to not be the last one crossing the line! :) If I know baby girl (and I think I know her) she will see others running and take off like a shot. Good thing we have a group of walkers for me to linger with! lol So long as that tropical storm out there doesn't totally mess up the morning we will be on our way to the w... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 18:16:08 EST Hunter Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5030685 Happy Saturday to all my spark peeps! :) <BR> <BR> More pics of my handsome grandson~ one month old now! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l935536511.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l213731129.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l548291073.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l108787328.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l714175790.jp... Sat, 25 Aug 2012 15:56:36 EST Where did the manners go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5028866 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l403905094.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know, I know! Totally unrelated to SP and out of the clear blue sky, but I just had to blog about it! You know, hear your opinions on the subject. :) <BR> <BR> While sitting at the bus stop this a.m. watching Piglet board the school bus a thought just popped in my head . . "Where did the manners go?" ~ What exactly are these people teaching their children? Last year Piglet was the only high school student at the... Fri, 24 Aug 2012 06:57:48 EST Happy Thursday! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027450 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l556828663.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello my sparklies! I hope that you all had a happy hump day yesterday! Mine was ok. Work has returned to its normal pace. My algebra instructor is good, so hopefully I can make my way through this class without too much pain! I have been steadily working on her assignments while dodging Pooh's bad attitude of late! Which brings me to sharing the following: <BR> <BR> I guess a consistent mood would be too much to... Thu, 23 Aug 2012 07:38:17 EST Foods for weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5024503 I saw this on yahoo this morning and wanted to share it with ya'll. :) <BR> <BR> Foods for weight loss <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l921601781.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> For years scientists have searched for a magical ingredient that would help people shed fat. In 2008, Dr. Shalamar Sibley of the University of Minnesota put 38 obese people on an 11-week diet where they consumed 750 calories less than their estimated daily need. Study participants whose blo... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 07:58:00 EST Back to school time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5024394 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l566117807.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, today is the day! Back to school for both of us! Heading out to take Piglet to the bus stop in a few minutes. Should be interesting to see how long we will sit there waiting for the bus to arrive! This is what happens when you live back in the woods and the bus stop is on a main road! :) <BR> <BR> I am hoping today is a little less hectic too! Yesterday was so busy and chaotic that it was unreal! Algebra star... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 05:32:12 EST Just one word . . . wow! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5023847 This is all that I can say about today . . wow! Hoping that tomorrow does not repeat! First time in a long, long time that I actually got a workout while at work! I am mentally and physically exhausted and that is all there is to say! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l886237812.jpg"> Mon, 20 Aug 2012 19:04:57 EST Monday, Monday . . Hope yours is great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5022814 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l888188493.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Monday my lovely sparkers! I hope that everyone has a great start to the week! <BR> The gym workout was great this morning! I went solo again and let Piglet sleep in just one more day. She will be up bright and early tomorrow morning though! :) I finally got my workout jams together and uploaded to my phone! The rocking tunes really helped me stay at a higher walking pace on the treadmill. :) Hope you all hav... Mon, 20 Aug 2012 07:05:17 EST The dreaded next semester is here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5021649 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l161241139.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, the dreaded fall semester has arrived! Class starts for me on Tuesday. I am so not looking forward to the Algebra class! Piglet starts back to school on Tuesday as well. She and I went back-to-school shopping yesterday and got all her supplies and the few that I needed. I have everything in order, organized (cause that is how I survive the semester between work, home life and school) and we are all set to go!... Sun, 19 Aug 2012 10:28:46 EST Photos of Hunter ;) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5021002 We had a lovely visit with Hunter and Babygirl #1 ~ I gave lots of kisses and did some burping too! :) Hope ya'll enjoy the pics! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l161913837.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l811555405.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l988694670.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l356945877.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 19:38:21 EST Stuck on Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5020389 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l979926768.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well, I couldn't help myself!! I had to step on it! In my own defense (to myself) I have been weighing on Saturday for so many years now that it is almost an unconscious action. That elusive 1lb from yesterday is now gone! Go figure! So, yes, I did update my weight tracker to reflect this one pound ~ putting the binge eating aside ~ I guess I will just stick with Saturday weigh-ins! <BR> <BR> I hope that all you s... Sat, 18 Aug 2012 09:00:08 EST Weigh-in Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5019001 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l171274626.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning my lovely sparkers! I decided to go ahead and brave the scale this morning. I am down 3lbs ~woo hoo~ was hoping for 4, so I could be back to where I started before last week's fiasco, but oh well, at least 3 of the 4 lbs is gone again! :) <BR> <BR> I want you to know that I almost backed out! Aunt Lucy decided to show up yesterday (which now explains the 4lb bloat) but i decided that if I was going to... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 06:50:23 EST Happy Wednesday Sparkers! :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5016168 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l484485261.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning sparkers! I hope you all have a fabulous Wednesday! Today is going to be a looooooong work day for me, but I will survive! :) Pooh and Piglet are making their own arrangements for dinner, so at least I do not have to cook tonight! And that also means that I can eat a lighter dinner myself! ;) <BR> <BR> I am thinking about changing my weigh-in day to Friday (as I read somewhere that it helps to prevent... Wed, 15 Aug 2012 07:24:07 EST ****** Morning my Sparklies ***** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5014619 Good Tuesday morning to all my lovely sparklies! Having ya'll around to cheer me up, egg me on and just be yourselves is a lot like standing in a field surrounded by fireflies! No matter how deep your thoughts or how gloomy the night may be, fireflies make you smile and look around in awe. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/3/l335696168.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There are so many of you that I admire and yes, even some that I aspire to be like! :) This journey towards a healt... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 06:27:22 EST Busy, busy bee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5011931 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l16622403.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good morning my sparky friends! I hope that you are all having a great weekend and are setting good goals for the upcoming week! I am working on mine as we speak! :) <BR> <BR> Just a little heads up to you all about the upcoming weeks . . . <BR> <BR> School starts back for me on August 20th! That is coming up really fast! As usual, I have overloaded my schedule (with three online courses and one in-person class) a... Sun, 12 Aug 2012 10:40:41 EST Baby's First Bath :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5011190 Hello my lovely sparkers! Today was wonderful! Not only did I get to spend some quality time with babygirl, I got to help with Hunter's first real bath. :) He is such an angel! We cuddled a lot AND he was awake (most of the time). lol. Hope you all had an awesome day as well! :) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l200152358.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l449708517.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 17:54:02 EST Saturday News :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5010676 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l424073516.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Saturday spark friends! I hope you all have a wonderful weekend planned! :) <BR> <BR> The scale was not kind to me this morning ~ not surprised though! Too much of everything this last week! Carrying around a lot of bloat the last couple days as a result of the poor food choices. :( On the bright side, I tracked all of the bad, bad food! I did all of my workouts and then some! And I still lost another inch ... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 09:14:30 EST Plugging along . . . trying not to eat everything in sight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5007749 Good morning my sparkers. I hope that everyone had a great Wednesday and managed to stay on goal! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l718970983.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Myself, I wondered if it was a full moon yesterday! There seemed to be a lot of crazies out and about (especially yesterday morning) but I managed to not let them ruin my day at work. :) <BR> <BR> <BR> It wasn't until later in the day that I went on a bender and began stress eating! Yeah, yeah, I know! Sho... Thu, 9 Aug 2012 06:52:20 EST Happy, happy Hump Day my spark friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5006194 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l610302786.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello my sparky friends! Happy Hump Day! The gym workout was amazing! I did a few different strength training exercises today. Tried to mix it up a little. I was starting to feel like everyone at the gym knew which machine I was going to next! Self-centered huh? :) Like people are actually caring what I am doing in there at 5:45 a.m.! <BR> <BR> I slowly crept up on the crunch machine . . I have had what I suspect ... Wed, 8 Aug 2012 07:36:32 EST Monday ~ Oh my! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5002956 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l554043636.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello again my lovely sparkers! I am back from the gym and ready to start this week off right! Although I ditched the Big Breakfast Diet, I am going to continue to eat a higher calorie breakfast as I did find that it improved my cravings some and all evidence suggests that it also boosts the metabolism. And I need all the metabolism boosting that I can get! <BR> <BR> I hope that you all have a wonderful, spark-fil... Mon, 6 Aug 2012 07:21:51 EST Reflection http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5002022 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l351112848.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My Family in 1977 (me at age 8) <BR> <BR> This was one of the happiest times of my childhood! The photo is of my step-dad, mom, me and two brothers! Why are you having to look at this 35 year old photo? <BR> <BR> Because after reading quite a few of my fellow sparkers blogs today, I just felt that I wanted to give a little insight into my own past. A little trip inside the mind of honeypot! :) <BR> <BR> I was re... Sun, 5 Aug 2012 13:55:31 EST