IMEMINE1's SparkPeople Blog IMEMINE1's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community OK, Here I start again Hi, <BR> I just wanted to put in writing that I started my 108 Day Yoga program. Just now being day 1. <BR> <BR> I have been doing it off and on, (more off than on) and I never did finish it. <BR> Well this time I am going to do it. Even if I miss a day I will do the day missed the next day until I do 108 days. <BR> <BR> I think that I gave up the one time at day 45 or so because I did slack off and instead of jumping back in I said something like "Oh well, now I have to wait until this da... Fri, 15 May 2015 12:31:41 EST Now I know why no emails This is about 4 times (at least) that my email setting for SparkPeople has gotten messed up. <BR> The check mark appears for never E Mail me again and I have to un check it. <BR> Plus this time it said mine was not a legitimate e mail or some such garbage like that. <BR> Hopefully it is good now. <BR> I did put it back in so I will have to wait and see tomorrow. <BR> I suppose I should be glad I checked it because I am not all that great in solving all these issues. <em>224</em> <BR> I don... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 11:53:16 EST March's weight gain I gained 1.8 pounds from last week. I was down on March 1st but up today. <BR> I know why, it is not a mystery, I ate too much junk. That's why. <BR> <BR> I exercised but I could not out run the fats,the calories, the whole cup cake,candy bar, LIGHT buttered popcorn and everything else that passed my lips. <BR> <BR> The past few days I got into a frenzy like I was ready to hibernate or just woke up from a long winter's fast. (we know that wasn't it) <BR> <BR> I think I would have had to be... Wed, 4 Mar 2015 12:39:57 EST The 5th Monday in a row This is the 5th Monday in a row that I didn't have to drive the school van. <BR> It seems that Mondays have been a bad weather day. <BR> I drive a school van for Hamburg school district( but I have special needs kids so I take them to a few towns away) <BR> So no work for me again this Monday and although I enjoy being home the pay day can be a bummer. <BR> BUT onward and upward just grin and bear it. <BR> It is better to be safe than sorry. <em>224</em> <BR> I hope to get myself in clean... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 05:54:43 EST The New Year Try to simplify, exercise and eat right. Be a better person, wife, mother, friend, whatever I am to anyone. <BR> I am a little bit off for one reason or another and just need to vent. <BR> My friend told me to have Faith ( among other things) and that is just what I am going to do. <BR> I have to Believe that sometimes change is good. <BR> {{HUGS}} to a new start and to all of you. <BR> <em>220</em> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 16:15:45 EST Holiday funny or truth <img src=""> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:50:54 EST Let it snow It is snowing here in Bernville Pa. <BR> It was supposed to start at noon but it started about 8:ooam. <BR> It is supposed to snow 5 to 8 inches and the way it is coming down we just might get that much. <BR> It is always so beautiful to look at until you actually have to be out in it (unless you are playing). <BR> So, let the kids (young and old) enjoy. <BR> <em>444</em> <BR> Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:16:44 EST The Train This was in an e mail It's beautiful On Sunday, August 10, 2014 6:25 PM,Lois Patten wrote: <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> This is a very beautiful analogy of life. I am honored to share it. <BR> <BR> When we boarded the train and met our parents,we believe they would always travel by our side. <BR> However,at some station our parents will step down from the train, leaving us on this journey alone. <BR> As time goes by, other people will board the train; and they will be significant,i.e, our siblings, friends, children, and ev... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 10:19:47 EST Stormy weather We were driving home last night from our friend's 75th birthday (which is about 75 miles away) and hit some bad storms. <BR> The lightning was flashing across the sky and my husband remarked that he had never seen it go across the sky like that. <BR> I couldn't wait to get home because I was worried about our dog who doesn't like like noises. <BR> Needless to say she was fine and we woke her up when we got home. <BR> I hope everyone has a great week. <BR> <em>334</em> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:41:35 EST Did some exercising I did the Jillian Michaels dvd Body revolution work out #2 for 30 minutes and I did the bonus cardio for 20 minutes. <BR> The sad part is I don't know how to post these and I tried one at a time and said "the heck with it". <BR> I know I worked hard and had a good sweat so It counts for me!! <BR> <em>104</em> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:14:08 EST Happy Sunday Just a short blog because I haven't wrote one since June 1st. <BR> I did a Jullian Michaels video for 30 minutes early this morning and took the dog out for a walk/jog (a short one) and did a few 20 step hops on a fallen tree. <BR> It felt good to something good for myself. <BR> I went into my spark friend pages and removed a few that just left us hanging for a long time with no goodbye, see ya or nothing to indicate what happened. It makes you sad when that happens. <BR> I miss a lot of th... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 10:24:42 EST Hello June>>>>> I am very happy it is June 1st. <BR> A Good month to start anew or continue to keep going forward to our goals. <BR> As for me it is the renew part since I have been active but not exercising like I should. <BR> School is out this Friday and I couldn't be happier since driving in the morning and then in the afternoon sometimes makes it hard to get things done as I get lazy. <BR> I am happy to start JUNE as the month to turn myself around. <BR> I have noticed a loss of muscle tone and even str... Sun, 1 Jun 2014 08:22:11 EST Here we go again I did my 60 minutes a day yoga for 45 days in a row. <BR> Last Saturday and Sunday I missed and then I missed again or I would be up to 53 or so days. ARGGGGGG!! It makes me so mad. <BR> Thank goodness I watched what I ate and moved in other ways or I'd be probably be 5 pounds heavier. <BR> I'm still down this morning at 106.6 I think it was. <BR> I am going to keep going. I missed it and am proud at how strong and flexable I am getting. (I will just be a week behind) <em>39</em> <BR> I... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 11:43:40 EST Day 34 After 34 days of 60 minutes of the Ultimate Yogi program, I am getting pretty darn flexible. <BR> I can hardly wait to see how I am at the 108th day. <BR> <em>334</em> <em>405</em> <em>356</em> <BR> Mon, 17 Feb 2014 18:45:56 EST Happy Valentine's Day <img src=""> Fri, 14 Feb 2014 10:49:47 EST Sunday I want to thank everyone for all the Support and love I felt from everyone. <BR> My Sister in law and her girls did so well yesterday and I was proud of them. They loved my brother very much and I know he loved them dearly. <BR> Thank you all so much. <BR> <BR> I still am keeping with my program and will post it all later. <BR> <BR> {{HUGS}} Sun, 19 Jan 2014 08:39:16 EST Thank you My brother passed away at home Wednesday night. My sister-in-law called me and told me he went peacfully. (They had nurses in so he could be at home) <BR> Thank you so much for the prayers I believe that helps so much. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I did do Yin Yoga for an hour yesterday. I have to keep going. <BR> {{hugs }} to all of you. <BR> Donna Fri, 17 Jan 2014 05:29:14 EST Day 3 Thanking all who are praying for my broyher and his family.{{hugs to all of you}} <BR> <BR> I did do my 3rd day of yoa (1 hour strength). <BR> It seemed like something to do. <BR> I am going to rest before I have to go back to work. :( <BR> Thank you all, <BR> Donna Wed, 15 Jan 2014 11:18:00 EST Prayers are needed Please pray for my brother who is in Hospice,that he goes with God peaefully and for his wife and three girls that they have the strength they need to get through this sad time. <BR> Thank you, <BR> Donna Wed, 15 Jan 2014 09:41:27 EST Day 2 I did my 2nd day of yoga. (1 hour) It was a cardio yoga. <BR> We didn't go for a walk yet because of the weather but we will go for a walk later. <BR> <BR> I made couscous for lunch. It was really good. <BR> <BR> I made the Couscous as directed on the box. <BR> I sautéed a whole sweet onion and a few stalks of celery,some garlic powder,then added the Couscous. <BR> Then I added a small can of Rotel and a can of petite tomatoes. <BR> It had a nice hot taste but not overly hot. My husband l... Tue, 14 Jan 2014 12:25:04 EST Day 1 I have been doing good so far this month for the new year. <BR> My husband's triglycerides were off the charts so he's doing more to get things in shape. <BR> <BR> Since Jan. 9, (after getting his results) we are eating cleaner, Healthy salads with our meals,(as Vegan as we can get) drinking a lot of water, and we walk at least 1.5 miles in the afternoon between my school run. <BR> <BR> I'm calling it my day one (even though I have been doing something from the 1st) because I started to do ... Mon, 13 Jan 2014 19:06:11 EST New Year Goals Eat Healthy (a plant strong Diet) <BR> Plan meals & snacks <BR> Drink at least 8 glasses of water a day <BR> Walk at least 15 minutes a day <BR> Exercise at least 10 minutes a day (pushing for 20) <BR> I plan to keep moving more and FOCUS!! on what the heck I am doing. <BR> PLUS I am going to be nice and kind and a good person. <BR> <em>521</em> Sun, 29 Dec 2013 18:34:11 EST Got the job I did get the school bus driver job. At first they wanted me to learn different runs and I started training that Monday, the 4th and then one girl got an opening near home (same company) and I had to learn her run. So now I have my own. It is better since I am new to the Hamburg, Pa area. <BR> They did say that they still might train me on other runs of people who miss a lot of time. <BR> I am hoping not too soon. <BR> It is a nice company and everyone seems nice and I love that I go home be... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 11:10:42 EST Job interview Last week I called and asked if they were hiring sckool bus drivers. I went an put in my application and they called me Friday to come back in today and talk to someone. <BR> <BR> I started out as a driver in my old place and then moved up to manager/supervior and all around do it all. <BR> That is where I became so stressed out. <BR> I tried to quit my job the last 2 summers and finally we just moved here (74 miles) away because I had to get out of there. <BR> <BR> I loved being home this... Mon, 28 Oct 2013 06:06:43 EST A bit of an update We have been moved as of Oct 1st (officially) and I am stil trying to get organized. We have gone from a lot of closet space,etc to 1 actual closet. <BR> <BR> We have storage in weird places though,like a loft area in a little (summer kitchen type building with a loft upstairs) and it is quite old but nice and usuable. It is just trying to get organized that is slowing me down. <BR> <BR> I am going to have to look for a job, perferably part time, since I wont be working at the one I thought... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 19:44:35 EST October 1st We are in our new place,(actually an older house) with Bella and dog and 2 cats. <BR> <BR> We still have a lot to do because it is an older house, but we like it. <BR> We were supposed to start our new job today but we have to wait till next Monday which gives us a little more time to get organized. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is my 60th birthday and it was a big move for someone our age (as we really don't know anyone at all just our son who is 50 inutes away. <BR> We only have 1 neighbor and she c... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 09:28:15 EST Counting down We are planning to move by the end of the month. We are moving nearly 100 miles away and now that we found a house (still renting) I am nervous. <BR> <BR> We spent yesterday putting up post for a gate and posts for a fence for Bella. <BR> I am grateful we found a place that will let us have our Bella right there with us. A lot of work. <BR> <BR> We planned on moving closer to my son and to where we will beworking but we couldn't find anything we could afford there or liked so we are about a... Mon, 9 Sep 2013 06:18:42 EST August 5th joke A wife asked her husband: <BR> <BR> "What do you like most about me, my pretty face or sexy body?'' <BR> <BR> He looked at her from head to toe & replied: <BR> <BR> "I like your sense of humor." <BR> <em>253</em> Mon, 5 Aug 2013 17:04:18 EST Still trying I just get so lazy with exercising. It is not that I don't do anything because I do, it's just that I have got to push myself and get motivated and get my butt in gear. <BR> I am up another pound or so. <em>24</em> <BR> I am active, last Friday I helped unload 5 truckloads of hay and put them in a big trailer, plus we are getting our wood started for the winter and Monday we did 2 carts full in this muggy weather our clothes were wet like we took a shower in them) and Guess what, still ha... Wed, 10 Jul 2013 15:53:43 EST July 2 & a quick joke So far so good. I had a good breakfast, A good lunch and snack, and I feel great. <BR> Now for when I get home I plan exercise first and a light dinner. <em>198</em> <BR> Now for the quick joke. <BR> <BR> Donald Rumsfeld is giving the President his daily briefing. <BR> <BR> He concludes by saying "Yesterday, 3 Brazilian soldiers were killed." <BR> <BR> OH NO! Exclaims the President. "That's terrible!" <BR> <BR> His staff sits stunned at this display of emotion, nervously watching as h... Tue, 2 Jul 2013 16:45:29 EST July 1st starting again Well, I gained some of my weight back. I am starting at 110 pounds. <BR> I was down to 104 BUT I didn't exercise like I should or eat right so I gained weight and am so mad at myself for being lazy. <BR> Today I am back to Yoga and some strength training. <BR> I want to get down to 105 by the end of this month. <BR> I can do it. <em>401</em> <em>362</em> <BR> It's in writing now. <BR> Hope we all have a good week and a great July! <BR> Keep smiling. <em>334</em> Mon, 1 Jul 2013 22:17:47 EST Another joke Grandpa was always talking about the good old days,and the lower cost of living, in particular...... <BR> <BR> "When I was a kid, my mom could send me to the store, and I'd get a salami, two pints of milk, 6 oranges, two loaves o' bread, and a magazine, some new blue jeans...all for a dollar." <BR> <BR> Then Grandpa said sadly..."you can't do that any more...they got those darn video cameras everywhere you look..." <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> Thu, 20 Jun 2013 07:09:20 EST Just a Joke Juan comes up to the Mexican border on his bicycle. He has 2 large bags over his shoulders. The guard stops him and says, "What's in the bags?" "Sand" he says. <BR> <BR> The guard says, "we'll just see about that. Get off the bike." The guard takes the bags and rips them apart; he empties them out and finds nothing in them but sand. He detains Juan overnight and has the sand analyzed, only to discover it is just pure sand in the bags. The guard releases Juan, puts the sand into new bags, hef... Sun, 16 Jun 2013 21:36:01 EST My second riding lesson I had my second English Riding lesson today. It went well. I am at the beginner level. <BR> She said I am doing good,I can balance so that's good. I tried an English saddle on Bella today for size and it seemed to small looking. <BR> The girth she might need is a 54 inch, I wanted to try the 48" but we didn't have one here. <BR> My next lesson is next Saturday. I can't wait. <BR> We had a very hot day today. I am glad summer is here but It comes with the darn bugs, <BR> Have a Good Night ever... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 21:34:08 EST My first English Riding Lesson Today at 9:30 am I am going to take my first English riding lesson. I am very nervous as I heard she is a very good instructor, but tough. <BR> I am going in at a beginner level (which I am) so I am praying I can do this as well as the 10 year old girl that is taking them and doing so well. <BR> Wish me luck. <BR> <em>104</em> Sat, 25 May 2013 06:25:30 EST Today's joke An 80 year old man is having his annual checkup at his doctor's office. He says to the doctor, "I've never felt better in my whole life. In fact, I have a 20 year old bride who's pregnant and having my child. What do you think of that!! <BR> <BR> The doctor thinks for a second and then says, "Let me tell you a story. I know this guy who's an avid hunter. He never misses a hunting season. But one day he's in a hurry to go hunting and accidentally grabs his umbrella instead of his rifle. <BR>... Wed, 22 May 2013 16:32:21 EST What is Celibacy? Celibacy can be a choice in life, or a condition imposed by circumstances. <BR> <BR> While attending a Marriage Weekend, Frank and his wife Ann listened to the instructor declare, "It is essential that husbands and wives know the things that are important to each other."; <BR> <BR> He then addressed the men. "Can you name and describe your wife's favorite flower?"; <BR> Frank leaned over, touched Ann's arm gently, and whispered, "Gold <BR> Medal-All Purpose, isn't it?" <BR> <BR> And thus ... Wed, 8 May 2013 16:55:50 EST Happy April 1st Well, I made it 40 days no chips or fries but I gained weight BECAUSE I didn't exercise like I should have and ate too much junk. <BR> I replaced junk for the stuff I gave up (which they were no good for me anyway) but I believe my biggest temptatio (other han fries and chips) is cheese,namely pizza. <BR> I want to go vegan,and I do great except for the cheese pizza and anything cheesey. <BR> I guess I actually have a willpower issue. <BR> This month I am going to try and rid myself of the ch... Mon, 1 Apr 2013 07:47:02 EST Spring Hi, just a quick blog since I am confused. <BR> Just now, I went to give someone anEaster basket goodie and I wrote my message and click to send and nothing happened so I clicked it again and nothing happened so I clicked refresh and the Easter basket disappeared. <BR> <em>40</em> where did it go nad why? <em>39</em> <BR> I don't know. <BR> Have a Happy first day of Spring. <BR> Hope it's the start of wrm weather. <BR> <em>67</em> <em>375</em> <em>125</em> <em>87</em> <em... Wed, 20 Mar 2013 05:21:23 EST March 9th I still haven't had any fries or chips (22 days I think). I missed Yoga last night but am back on track today. <BR> It was a bit warmer today and we we had some runing around to do. <BR> I did 9138 steps, 3.57 miles and burned 1347 calories....But I went up 2 pounds. <BR> I have to work on getting the sweets under control. I read a few Spark articles on sugar detox and I just might have to try something like that. <BR> I KNOW I like sweets,especially ice cream. I have to learn to control it ... Sat, 9 Mar 2013 21:37:40 EST March 3rd I did 10152 steps,4.58 miles( I did the 5 mile walk but Fitbit only registered 4.5)1250 calories burned. <BR> I am going to do my yoga nowand then probably get ready for bed. <BR> I think it's 19 days no chips or fries. <BR> I ate pretty good today and hope to do better and better. <BR> Pleasant dreams <em>102</em> and keep smiling. <em>334</em> Mon, 4 Mar 2013 19:36:22 EST march 1st #2 I ate too much today (pizza) <BR> I did do 60 minutes of Yoga,15 minutes of core <BR> I did 4090 steps,1.60 miles,1051 calories burned. <BR> I actually feel nauseous. I think it's because of the too much pizza. I believe the yoga and bad food are in a power struggle. <em>24</em> Oh well, live and learn. <BR> Have a good night everyone. <em>334</em> <em>102</em> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 19:28:26 EST March 1 A new month to start fresh (again) but not only to weight loss and healthy habits but to looking forward to SPRING. Renew like the new growth of everything else. <BR> I am looking "forward" to a new begining. <BR> <em>67</em> <em>362</em> <em>414</em> <em>404</em> <em>362</em> <em>344</em> <BR> (Day 16 no fries or potato chips) <em>334</em> <BR> Ok,here I go ,Onward and Upward and baby steps forward. <BR> <em>381</em> Fri, 1 Mar 2013 05:13:54 EST feb 21 I did p90x disc 3 for arms. <BR> I burned 1093 calories,5127 steps and2.02 miles. <BR> I know I actually do more steps that I record since I don't put my Fitbit on sometimes until I leave the house so I am always happy if I do 5000 or more. <BR> I ate good again, 9 days no fries or chips.BUT i did have chocolate.:( <BR> I did have a plum and I am going to have a small bowl of cereal and a clementine for dinner. <BR> I do make a good breakfast ,oatmeal or cream of wheat with a banana we split... Thu, 21 Feb 2013 19:46:53 EST Feb.20 I did p90x #2 video for the 60 minutes. It was pretty tough. <BR> I walked 6408 steps,2.50 miles and 1155 calories burned. <BR> I ate a big salad for lunch, another day of no fries or chips but I did have some chocolate. <BR> I am done for the day, a big 8:34 pm. Life of the party. <BR> Keep smiling and have a good night. <em>334</em> <em>102</em> Wed, 20 Feb 2013 20:35:45 EST Feb.19, Ok, this is it. I got up this morning and weighed myself as usual (1st thing everyday) and am 109 pounds. That's up at lest 3 pounds and the sad part is I saw it comming 1 pound at a time. the eating wasn't too bad but the laziness and lack of moving and exercise was my down fall. <BR> This is my eyeopener. (At 4:30 in the morning) I aim to lose this by April 1st. So, I had better get up off butt and get moving. <BR> Eat right,exercise and keep moving whenever I can. (I have a mostly desk job... Tue, 19 Feb 2013 05:40:32 EST feb.16 Day 4 of no fries or chips. I did 4.91 miles,1397 calories burned and 12,352 steps. <BR> I did a lot of cleaning and running around today and I hahe so much more to get to. <BR> Yesterday I forgot to take my Fitbit to work with me and so I didn't track anything there and I was a bit on the lazy side anyway when I got home. <BR> But I kept busy today and walked more with the dog. Tomorrow I am hoping to be busy again. <BR> Let's keep smiling. <em>334</em> Sat, 16 Feb 2013 19:37:35 EST Feb14, Day #2 No fries or potato chips <BR> I ate pretty good again except for some Valentines candy. <BR> I only logged 5753 steps,2.25 miles and 1199 calories burned. <BR> I didn't exercise because we went to Lowes and Tractor Supply for bird food,cat food,dog food and horse cookies. <BR> So I am tired and going to couch it. Tomorrow will be more active as I have a lot to do after work. <BR> Keep smiling and pleasant dreams. <em>334</em> <em>102</em> Thu, 14 Feb 2013 21:41:10 EST Feb. 13, 2013 I haven't been posting because I was in a tired slump. I don't know if it is the cholesterol <BR> pills or just the weather or what, but today I decided to give myself a push again. <BR> I did a Leslie Sandson 5 mile walk video plus I ate really good.(Except for the large Valentine cookie) <BR> I did 12,427 steps, 5.43 miles and burned 1382 calories. <BR> Now I am going to take the dog out (just to potty) and then I am going to get ready for bed. <BR> My streak I am strting is no french fries... Wed, 13 Feb 2013 19:55:53 EST jan 25 part 2 I did 15,021 steps <BR> 6.39 miles <BR> 1530 calories burned <BR> Getting ready for bed soon. <BR> I hope you all have a wonderful evening and pleasant dreams. <BR> Tomorrow is a new day. <BR> Good night. <em>102</em> Fri, 25 Jan 2013 20:45:55 EST