HOT_MAMA_13's SparkPeople Blog HOT_MAMA_13's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Oh What A (Crappy) Difference A Year Makes As I went back through my blogs in search of my last set of measurements, I find them in a blog post for February 8, 2013 - almost 1 year ago. It wasn't long after that post that I disappeared from SparkPeople all together for a variety of reasons. Now, in that 20/20 hindsight, I'm seeing what a bad choice that was to have walked away for so long. I am literally right back where I started when I first joined SP and I am way less than pleased about it. It's no wonder I've been feeling worse th... Thu, 6 Feb 2014 11:33:10 EST February 4, 2014 So Monday has come & gone and I completely forgot about doing my measurements mainly because I was in so much pain from Sunday that I'd taken one of my hubby's muscle relaxers to help me sleep and ended up sleeping in until nearly 1 PM on Monday. So yeah. <BR> <BR> Now here it is, 10:30 on Tuesday night and still no measurements have been done. I am going to do my best to remember to do them in the morning once I've gotten the boys off to school. Unless I happen to be up early enough to do t... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 23:32:25 EST The End of January 2014 It's difficult to believe that the whole first month of the new year is already over. Where did it go so quickly? <BR> <BR> I told myself that I'd get back on track this month with taking care of myself and I sort of did, but not enough. My monthly cycle really kicked my butt this month and made it difficult to do much of anything other than walk or work. I was feeling so bloated so early I didn't even dare do my measurements yet. <BR> <BR> I will start from where I am with the start of Feb... Sat, 1 Feb 2014 00:37:30 EST Polar Vortex Part II Well, it seems that all of my boys have the day off from school tomorrow thanks to the Polar Vortex Part II. Hubby's college is closed Monday & Tuesday, for now my kids only have tomorrow off but that's likely to change to include Tuesday as well. At least tomorrow I'll get to sleep in! <BR> <BR> Today was the first day back to work after the "conversation" with my boss Tuesday night. She wasn't her usual friendly self, but she didn't chew me out for anything either so I'll call it a draw. ... Mon, 27 Jan 2014 00:37:24 EST Wonderings & Worry-ings I enjoy what I do for a living - I enjoy being a Massage Therapist. For the most part I really do enjoy where I'm currently working though it has it's moments (but what job doesn't, right?). But following a "conversation" with my boss the other night I'm not so sure it's where I belong for much longer. It seems some coworkers have been telling her things that are not true but because I'm still new she's taking their word over mine, and the way she spoke to me was just simply rude - even for b... Thu, 23 Jan 2014 19:45:29 EST SuperBetter in 2014 I'm going to play my way through 2014! Yes. You read that right. I'm going to play! I'm finally trying a site I learned about through a TED Talk (so addicting!!) - it's called SuperBetter. My Secret Identity is Super Spoonie Pinkie Pie. This is my icon pic: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> You can find the site here: <link> </link> <BR> <BR> If y... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 22:13:53 EST January 1, 2014 - Coming Back To Myself I was doing pretty good last year, had a decent streak going here and a few other places. Then, suddenly, around Mother's Day I blew it. I was mad at myself. I realized too just how much time I was spending online again and I didn't like it. Life was out there to be lived and I was wasting time plugged in. So, I decided to unplug. <BR> <BR> Sure I came around now & then to read a few things, but I just didn't feel connected anymore, I didn't feel compelled to reply to anything or to restar... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 20:44:17 EST My Valedictorian Speech from Graduation Night 4-24-13 Well, this would have been my speech if I'd been able to give it anyway. The graduation was a combined campus graduation with Burr Ridge (my campus) and North Aurora. Only one Valedictorian from each campus was allowed to give a speech because they did not want the speeches taking up too much time. :::insert eye roll here::: This is what I had written long before I'd officially become Valedictorian and even longer before I was told I wouldn't be able to give it: <BR> <BR> <img src="http:/... Fri, 26 Apr 2013 23:42:52 EST &#9829; Finally Friday &#9829; 2-22-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-finally-friday-%E2%99%A5-2-22-13-<BR>%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> Fingers still hurting :-( <BR> <BR> Good Night & Sweet Dreams SparkFriends <BR> <BR> C Fri, 22 Feb 2013 22:55:15 EST &#9829; Today Is Thursday &#9829; 2-21-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-today-is-thursday-%E2%99%A5-2-21-<BR>13-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> Good Night & Sweet Dreams SparkFriends <BR> <BR> C Thu, 21 Feb 2013 23:41:32 EST &#9829; Wednesday Workings &#9829; 2-20-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-wednesday-workings-%E2%99%A5-2-20<BR>-13-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> Hurting tonight so it's to bed I go... <BR> <BR> Good Night & Sweet Dreams SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> C Thu, 21 Feb 2013 00:50:12 EST &#9829; Tuesday Treats &#9829; 2-19-13 &#9829; Running a little late "tonight" in getting my Gratitude List written & posted, but here it is: <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-tuesday-treats-%E2%99%A5-2-19-13-<BR>%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> As it's nearly 1 AM I'll let my list be my story tonight... I'm for bed! <BR> <BR> Good Night & Sweet Dreams SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> C Wed, 20 Feb 2013 01:54:54 EST &#9829; Monday Memories &#9829; 2-18-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-monday-memories-%E2%99%A5-2-18-13<BR>-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> What a beautiful day today :-) 50 degree weather, only light sprinkles here & there most of the day (then some decent steady rain after about 5 or 6 PM), the boys had a decent day over all, we went to Brookfield Zoo & had a *great* time!! <BR> <BR> I walked the equivalent of a 5K at the Zoo today - which is great practi... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 00:10:11 EST &#9829; Sweet Sunday &#9829; 2-17-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-sweet-sunday-%E2%99%A5-2-17-13-%E<BR>2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> It's been a good day - a fun day and now I am ready to snuggle into bed beside my tired hubby. I feel bad that he has to work tomorrow. Hopefully he'll be off early enough we might still make it to the zoo if the weather doesn't mess that up anyway. <BR> <BR> Good Night & Sweet Dreams SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> C Sun, 17 Feb 2013 23:37:49 EST &#9829; Sleepy Saturday &#9829; 2-16-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-sleepy-saturday-%E2%99%A5-2-16-13<BR>-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> Today's List ended with a little extra silliness <em>246</em> I've been re-watching the series "My Little Pony: Friendship Is Magic" because it makes my inner child happy - come on, who doesn't remember playing with the original MLP's from the 80's?? I still have mine actually! Anyway. In the second episode Pinkie Pie... Sun, 17 Feb 2013 00:43:25 EST &#9829; Finally Friday &#9829; 2-15-13 &#9829; Here is the link to today's Gratitude List ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-finally-friday-%E2%99%A5-2-15-13-<BR>%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> I'm tired, I'm sore and I am for bed. Good Night & Sweet Dreams SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> C Fri, 15 Feb 2013 22:44:00 EST &#9829; Happy Valentine's Day &#9829; 2-14-13 &#9829; My Valentine's Day Gratitude List ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-happy-valentines-day-%E2%99%A5-2-<BR>14-13-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a wonderful Valentine's Day filled with love and happiness and time for yourself & your loved one. Wishing you all Sweet Dreams & Good Night! C Fri, 15 Feb 2013 00:15:57 EST &#9829; Wonderful Wednesday &#9829; 2-13-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-wonderful-wednesday-%E2%99%A5-2-1<BR>3-13-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> Tonight's blog is going to be short & sweet as well - I'm late taking my PM meds & really need to go find something simple to eat so I can take them & get to sleep. Tomorrow is going to be an odd day - both Kindergarden classes are getting together from 12:15 - 3 PM because of when the school is doing it's Valentine's... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 23:40:33 EST &#9829; Mardi Gras Fat Tuesday &#9829; 2-12-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-mardi-gras-fat-tuesday-%E2%99%A5-<BR>2-12-13-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> Feels good to be writing out my lists again :-) One of the things I'm grateful for today is early bedtimes all around and that means Good Night & Sweet Dreams SparkFriends! Tue, 12 Feb 2013 23:51:25 EST February Measurements & Other Things Hey SparkFriends <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> Sorry I've been so quiet the past few days, things have been a bit hectic. Tuesday night was Parent/Teacher Conferences & by the time those were done & we ran the one errand we needed to do and got the boys back home, it was already getting late. Dinner wasn't had till around 9 (which is late around here) and then after that I was trying to help my youngest work on & finish his 100th Day Project because Wednesday was their 100th Day of School and K... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 11:23:07 EST &#9829; Get Moving Monday &#9829; 2-4-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-get-moving-monday-%E2%99%A5-2-4-1<BR>3-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> Today has been a pretty decent day overall. I've felt nearly normal all day (which is saying something with the crazy roller coaster weather Chicago has been having these past few weeks!) and had a great morning at the gym with my dad. <BR> <BR> It felt good to just take my time and ride the exercise bike for 45 minutes... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 00:09:00 EST &#9829; Super Sunday &#9829; 2-3-13 &#9829; Ringing in with it right at midnight tonight, today's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude ~ <link><BR>9%A5-super-sunday-%E2%99%A5-2-3-13-%E2<BR>%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> It's been a long but overall good day and seeing that it is already midnight this is going to stay short tonight. <BR> <BR> Good Night & Sweet Dreams My SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> C Mon, 4 Feb 2013 01:01:13 EST &#9829; Saturday Sweetness &#9829; 2-2-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-saturday-sweetness-%E2%99%A5-2-2-<BR>13-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> Today was better than yesterday. I needed today. I am grateful for today. <BR> <BR> Off to go enjoy a little more reading tonight. Good Night & Sweet Dreams SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> C Sat, 2 Feb 2013 23:50:45 EST &#9829; February First &#9829; 2-1-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-february-first-%E2%99%A5-2-1-13-%<BR>E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> Really don't feel like writing tonight. Don't feel like crying anymore right now. <BR> <BR> Wishing you all a Good Night & Sweet Dreams <BR> <BR> C Sat, 2 Feb 2013 00:12:02 EST &#9829; Thank You January &#9829; 1-31-13 &#9829; The final Gratitude List for January 2013 ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-thank-you-january-%E2%99%A5-1-31-<BR>13-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> So amazed that January is over already. Where did it go? <BR> <BR> Well, again I'm almost done with my streaks for today so I'm for bed - Good Night & Sweet Dreams SparkFriends :-) <BR> <BR> C Thu, 31 Jan 2013 23:30:28 EST &#9829; Weary Wednesday &#9829; 1-30-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-weary-wednesday-%E2%99%A5-1-2-13-<BR>%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today's blog title says it all... I'm for bed as soon as I finish huddling in my teams... Good Night & Sweet Dreams SparkFriends <BR> <BR> C Wed, 30 Jan 2013 22:41:58 EST &#9829; Trying Tuesday &#9829; 1-29-13 &#9829; Tonight's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-trying-tuesday-%E2%99%A5-1-29-13-<BR>%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> This crazy weather in Chicagoland is making Ray act up like crazy. I still can't quite figure out a pattern or any one specific thing that seems to cause the flare ups - perhaps that annoys me more than anything. <BR> <BR> It's been a bit of a long dreary day so I am more than ready for bed - that in mind I wish you all... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 23:34:55 EST &#9829; Monday, Monday &#9829; 1-28-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-monday-monday-%E2%99%A5-1-28-13-%<BR>E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> It's the end of a long, not-the-greatest-not-the-worst Monday and I want by now is to curl up and get some sleep. I pray you all had a good Monday & that your week will continue to get better and better :-) <BR> <BR> Off to finish a few more things then I'm for bed. Good Night & Sweet Dreams SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> C Tue, 29 Jan 2013 00:26:28 EST &#9829; Sunday Solitude &#9829; 1-27-13 &#9829; Tonight's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-sunday-solitude-%E2%99%A5-1-27-13<BR>-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> I'm feeling better tonight than last night, so I'm beginning to think one more day off before trying to tackle the treadmill again would be the safe thing to do. Then I'll join my Dad on Tuesday and take it a little easier this time around. <BR> <BR> My fingers are still achy, though typing doesn't hurt as much tonight... Mon, 28 Jan 2013 00:06:45 EST &#9829; Sore Saturday &#9829; 1-26-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-sore-saturday-%E2%99%A5-1-26-13-%<BR>E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> Silly stubborn me pushed too far 2 days in a row & am paying the price today. Here's the link for my Gratitude List and now I am for bed. <BR> <BR> Good Night & Sweet Dreams SparkFriends <BR> <BR> C Sun, 27 Jan 2013 00:05:33 EST &#9829; Friday Findings &#9829; 1-25-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-friday-findings-%E2%99%A5-1-25-13<BR>-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> Had a very long but very good day - Please go read my Gratitude List for the run down... This exhausted Spoonie is heading to bed - Good Night & Sweet Dreams SparkFriends :-) C Fri, 25 Jan 2013 23:48:27 EST &#9829; Thursday Thoughts &#9829; 1-24-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List on We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-thursday-thoughts-%E2%99%A5-1-24-<BR>13-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> I've had a long day, but pretty much a good one. I need to get some sleep. I have a feeling tomorrow is going to be a rough day. <BR> <BR> Good Night & Sweet Dreams SparkFriends <BR> <BR> C Thu, 24 Jan 2013 22:15:43 EST &#9829; Work Out Wednesday &#9829; 1-23-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List on We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-work-out-wednesday-%E2%99%A5-1-23<BR>-13-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> Overall today was a pretty good day. Enjoyed walking on the treadmill while watching the little snowflakes falling from the grey sky. Made me grateful to be indoors and warm! It's been kinda neat to watch those snowflakes get a little fluffier as the day went on. Last time I looked there was a small accumulation ou... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 22:31:26 EST &#9829; Tender Tuesday &#9829; 1-22-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List on We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-tender-tuesday-%E2%99%A5-1-22-13-<BR>%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> It's been a cold, rough day today. I'm still not used to the pain the severe cold can bring me and today was a bit difficult. But, I got through it without having to ask for any extra help. <BR> <BR> But now, at 11:10 PM I find myself falling asleep at the keyboard so it's time for me to sign out and get some sleep. Tom... Wed, 23 Jan 2013 00:13:39 EST Measurements - Lots & Lots of Measurements! LOL So at the end of 2012 I only had 2 sets of measurements, June and September and here they are: <BR> June Measurements <BR> Done on June 4, 2012 <BR> <BR> Weight - 228 pounds <BR> Left Arm - 14.5 inches <BR> Right Arm - 14.5 inches <BR> Bust - 45 inches <BR> Waist - 38 inches <BR> Hips - 47 inches <BR> Left Thigh - 24.5 inches <BR> Right Thigh - 24.5 inches <BR> Left Calf - 15 inches <BR> Right Calf - 15 inches <BR> <BR> September Measurements <BR> Done on September 4, 2012 <BR> <BR> Weigh... Tue, 22 Jan 2013 11:33:28 EST &#9829; MLK Monday &#9829; 1-21-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-mlk-monday-%E2%99%A5-1-21-13-%E2%<BR>99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> Not too much to say about today - it was the last day the boys have off, it's back to school in the morning (which reminds me I need to lean over and turn the alarm clock back on!). <BR> <BR> It was bitter cold in the Chicagoland area today so many people stayed home unless they *had* to go out - the boys and I stayed home mo... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 23:42:29 EST &#9829; Sleeping In Sunday &#9829; 1-20-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List over at We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-sleeping-in-sunday-%E2%99%A5-1-20<BR>-13-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> I am falling asleep at the keyboard just trying to post today's Gratitude List... I think it's time I call it a night... Sweet DreamsSparkFriends... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 00:50:53 EST &#9829; Saturday Shockers &#9829; 1-19-13 &#9829; Here is today's Gratitude List from We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-saturday-shockers-%E2%99%A5-1-19-<BR>13-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> Please, go read my list - it'll tell you most of what happened today... I don't feel like repeating it if I don't have to... <BR> <BR> C Sat, 19 Jan 2013 23:59:49 EST &#9829; Fantastic Friday &#9829; 1-18-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List over at We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-fantastic-friday-%E2%99%A5-1-18-1<BR>3-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> I. Have. A. Job. I. Have. A. Job! I Have A Job!! <BR> <BR> The interview I did this morning went very well - so well in fact that I am hired there if I want the position!! I am waiting to hear back from where I went on Wednesday first (they are closer to home & offer a few things the second place does not) and w... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 00:06:48 EST &#9829; Thoughtful Thursday &#9829; 1-17-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-thoughtful-thursday-%E2%99%A5-1-1<BR>7-13-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> Unfortunately my fingers are starting to hurt with all the typing so tonight will be short and sweet, just the link to today's Gratitude List and a small request for prayers that one of my recent job interviews turns up a welcome job :-) <BR> <BR> Thank You SparkFriends <BR> <BR> Good Night & Sweet Dreams! <BR> <... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 23:35:47 EST &#9829; Wonderful Wednesday &#9829; 1-16-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List on We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-wonderful-wednesday-%E2%99%A5-1-1<BR>6-13-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> Oh what a wonder today was :-) <BR> <BR> It started off wonderfully horrible - I had a difficult time getting myself moving because I was in pain from yesterday's interview, the boys didn't want to wake up at all either, then the boys were 20 minutes late getting to school. <BR> <BR> Then it got a little better - I... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 22:59:23 EST &#9829; Tired Tuesday &#9829; 1-15-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List on We Love Gratitude: <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-tired-tuesday-%E2%99%A5-1-15-13-%<BR>E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> Today was one of those days that I woke up kind of tired and never quite shook the feeling, and I kept thinking today was Wednesday - no idea why. Maybe it's because the boys have a short week this week and next (they have a 4 day weekend coming up). <BR> <BR> Went for my job interview today and boy did it not go the way I... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 23:10:47 EST &#9829; Movin' Monday &#9829; 1-14-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude ~ <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-movin-monday-%E2%99%A5-1-14-13-%E<BR>2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> What a busy but productive day today! I ran late, but I made it to meet my dad at the gym again today. After I was done working out, I took a long hot shower and then got dressed in good clothes and went out on some cold-calls and dropped off my resume at a few places. <BR> <BR> I already have an interview set up for tomorr... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 23:14:17 EST &#9829; Sleepy Sunday &#9829; 1-13-13 &#9829; My Gratitude List for today at We Love Gratitude: <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-sleepy-sunday-%E2%99%A5-1-13-13-%<BR>E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> Not much to say for today, it was a good, sleepy, PJ Sunday. I'm going to leave today's blog short and sweet and go crawl into bed. <BR> <BR> Good Night & Sweet Dreams My SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> C Sun, 13 Jan 2013 23:38:37 EST &#9829; Saturday Sweetness &#9829; 1-12-13 &#9829; Running a little behind on getting things posted but it's been a wonderful day :-) Here's the link to today's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude: <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-saturday-sweetness-%E2%99%A5-1-12<BR>-13-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> &#9829; &#9829; &#9829; &#9829; &#9829; &#9829; Happy Birthday Wyatt! My Sweet 6 Year Old &#9829; &#9829; &#9829; &#9829; &#9829; &#9829; <BR> <BR> The boys spent Friday night with my parents and part of Saturday morn... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 01:55:03 EST &#9829; Fabulous Friday &#9829; 1-11-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude - <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-fabulous-friday-%E2%99%A5-1-11-13<BR>-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> Today was a pretty good day. I enjoyed some peace and quiet this morning, had an interesting afternoon and then the rest of the day just went speeding by! LOL <BR> <BR> It is so hard to believe that my youngest will turn 6 tomorrow, technically in just 10 short minutes! He's growing up so fast! They both are! Here are ... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 00:51:14 EST &#9829; Tread Thursday &#9829; 1-10-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List over at We Love Gratitude - <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-tread-thursday-%E2%99%A5-1-10-13-<BR>%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> It's late; I'm tired; it's been a good, long, productive day... honestly go read my Gratitude List for a decent breakdown of today... I need some sleep - Good Night & Sweet Dreams SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> C Fri, 11 Jan 2013 00:42:27 EST &#9829; Wellness Wednesday &#9829; 1-9-13 &#9829; Today's Gratitude List at We Love Gratitude - <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-wellness-wednesday-%E2%99%A5-1-9-<BR>13-%E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> Feeling much more human today, looking forward to having dinner in a few minutes and taking my evening meds - including the Rx I've been missing for almost 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> Now I'm looking forward to trying the gym with my Dad again tomorrow - I'll walk the treadmill again with a few changes to the during and after t... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 21:35:09 EST &#9829; Tender Tuesday &#9829; 1-8-13 &#9829; Today's gratitude list on We Love Gratitude - <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-tender-tuesday-%E2%99%A5-1-8-13-%<BR>E2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> Unfortunately I was sick again today... I'm sore, still kind of tired though finally feeling a bit more human. Just gonna head to bed tonight. Wishing you all sweet dreams! <BR> <BR> C Tue, 8 Jan 2013 23:51:26 EST &#9829; Monday Monday &#9829; 1-7-13 &#9829; Pleased to say that I've made it 7 days in a row so far! Hooray! Here is today's list: <BR> <link><BR>9%A5-monday-monday-%E2%99%A5-1-7-13-%E<BR>2%99%A5/ </link> <BR> <BR> For the first Monday of 2013 today was pretty freakin' awesome :-) <BR> <BR> The boys woke up for me with minimal fuss this morning (earlier than normal too, though they didn't know that) and ate their breakfast in a decent timely manner (no goofing around or just staring into space ... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 23:46:54 EST