IMREITE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=IMREITE IMREITE'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/ nothing fits http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6188353 hubby was trying on clothes for a wedding tomorrow and none of his shirts fit. i hate how he feels so embaressed but maybe i can get him to take some other steps. Thu, 23 Jun 2016 16:29:19 EST it is getting crazier http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6187813 rehersal dinner tomorrow night Wed, 22 Jun 2016 19:42:27 EST new baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186538 my niece was born today. i now have 3 of them. my other sister gets married on friday. this week is going to get crazier. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:03:40 EST Happy Fathers Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185696 going to my grandparents and then to my parents. my dad loves the fact that i live closer so it is easier to get together Sun, 19 Jun 2016 12:00:41 EST night out with the aunts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185172 mexican resturant, margarita and then trip to a micro brewery. fun! Sat, 18 Jun 2016 12:27:24 EST a week left http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184226 my little sister is getting married in a week. Thu, 16 Jun 2016 20:39:24 EST fun event http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183664 the circus was fun. it looked like train so we sat under the sheltered area just in case. they were not in tents so the wonderful performers kept going in the light right. they had to cut the show a bit short and it was too windy for the human cannonball. then it started to downpour during the last song. Wed, 15 Jun 2016 21:39:40 EST circus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182343 hubby ad i are taking our niece to the circus tomorrow. Mon, 13 Jun 2016 21:46:27 EST outdoor chores http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181653 i helped hubby clean out the gutters. he does not like ladders so if i go up a few times he relaxes.and the job gets done faster. then clean out the garage a little. then i went ang bought some marigolds. i would do it with seeds, but rabits are eating stuff and i want to repel them without chemicals. Sun, 12 Jun 2016 21:28:36 EST I don't want too http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180857 i struggle talking to my dh about our and his diet. but we need to have the conversation before our health gets worse. my uncle had similar issues years ago and doctors were lost. a freind suggedsted a nutrition fix. he found out he had a food insensativity, not an allergy. once he fixed it, he was much better. so i am wondering if the same will work for me and hubby with our thyroid. Sat, 11 Jun 2016 12:53:47 EST lower body day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179880 did day 6 and 7 of my strength challenge. i have been struggling a bit to stay focused on it.i decided that i should at least do 1 set. i dont have to do it all. i just need to keep doing a little bit so i can stay on track. Thu, 9 Jun 2016 21:12:31 EST some cleaning done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179279 at least in the basement. i may have overnight company in a couple weeks and i dont want to be crazy at the end, Wed, 8 Jun 2016 21:18:07 EST allergic to something http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178602 i was ouside doing some weeding. my nose started running and my eyes were watering, they were a bit red and looking better now. wondering what the caused it. i hope i picked it and tossed it out. not really sure what plants i have because this is my 1st summer in my house. not sure what is invasive or what was planted before. Tue, 7 Jun 2016 21:35:42 EST 1 more set http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177925 doing a strength training challenge. 1 set is about 10 minutes. so i do 2 or 3 sets of each day's circuit. so i am challenging myself to sty focused and not take long rest times. Mon, 6 Jun 2016 22:00:48 EST less then 3 weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177114 till my youngest sister gets married Sun, 5 Jun 2016 20:11:38 EST next.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176041 time is flying by. need to make my plan for new set of goals. Fri, 3 Jun 2016 21:32:16 EST new, new one works http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6175409 dh picked up the new tiller. this time because of the issues, the store set it up and tested it so it worked perfectly. it is more powerful, but it worked well and did not stall at all. i got ticked last night and did some plants without tilling- just dug holes and broke the dirt up in my hands. <BR> <BR> tonight the dirt was MUCH EASIER to work with. i am mostly done. i have a few more seeds and if i decide to put in more plants. Thu, 2 Jun 2016 21:59:55 EST broken, didnt work and broken http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174731 our rototiller was working ok the past 2 weeks. it stalled on some tree roots but otherwise was good. my hubby found a new one he was thinking of getting because ours was not in good shape. but we decided to wait on Monday i went to do the new garden. did a bit more then 2 rows and it stopped. we sae that it was leaking fuel. so we looked at plans. i borrowed my parents. it is a good one but it stalled a vew times. so i stopped so i wouldnt break it. tuesday my hubby got the new tiller. it w... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 22:00:41 EST rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6173978 no outside work with the rain. switch to inside Tue, 31 May 2016 20:01:59 EST some planting is done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6172667 pea seens and strawberry plants are done <BR> the big push is tomorriow. i have to till the other garden and then put stuff in. Sun, 29 May 2016 21:05:50 EST slow but got some stuff done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6172087 i woke up slow. but once moving i got some stuff done. Sat, 28 May 2016 20:17:07 EST organizing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171609 organized 1 of my cabinets. have more to do but the plan is to get it done by the end of the weekend. Fri, 27 May 2016 21:48:01 EST Sparking less http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171028 I am trying to be outside more and be on my butt in front of a computer less so i am not posting as much as i did before. Thu, 26 May 2016 21:55:05 EST ffy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6170396 my favoirte meal - fend for yourself. especially after a trip to the gorcery store. i have plenty of greens for a healthy salad. love it! Wed, 25 May 2016 21:37:22 EST soil test fail http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6169740 i dug it out but did not sift it. i think there was too much root pieces or something in my samples. i did get acid tests, but the rest of the nutrienttests did not work well. Tue, 24 May 2016 21:39:26 EST kayak test 2 - so much better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168328 took they kayaks out last night. my sister and her fiance were along. they have been doing it longer and although not experts, he did crew in college.l felt safer on the water. my hubby tried my kayak and he felt more secure. his was an a different model . both my sister and her fiance says it was an unstable model. so he can send it back because it is still under warrenty. so he is feeling better about it tyeing to kayak again.. Sun, 22 May 2016 20:01:21 EST measuring leafy greens http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6167530 i want to make sure i am eating enough veggies otherwise i would not care about measuring them. i guess i am curious if others measure them as well. <BR> <BR> <link>wegottaeat.com/eat.play.live/recipes<BR>/kitchen-tips-measuring-salad-greens </link> Sat, 21 May 2016 12:31:01 EST digging up roots http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6167255 is not fun, and the tap roots from the tree that was removed were thick Fri, 20 May 2016 23:44:02 EST to dos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166499 to do lists everywhere. un fortunatly dont have time or energy to do a lot of it. Thu, 19 May 2016 19:41:08 EST it was hard, so that means it it is time to work harder. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6165831 i was doing yard work trying to dig up an area and the ground was packed and it would not come up. i was getting ready to quit, then my husband tried and it still would not come up easiily. so i decided to shake off my whining and put my energy in doing the other section. so instead of 1 area almost done, i finished 2 areas. Wed, 18 May 2016 20:45:16 EST only tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6165155 this week is dragging but i will feel rushed on friday Tue, 17 May 2016 21:58:39 EST planting soon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6164496 i have a small strawberry garden and a loarger garden in the back tard. i still have to till the larger one and do a soil test. otherwise it is getting to be crunch time. Mon, 16 May 2016 23:44:09 EST yardwork weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163159 and of course it was 40 degrees on saturday and it may freeze tonight. it will be about the same temperature on sunday. colkd but still nice to get the work done. Sun, 15 May 2016 01:39:47 EST new cell phone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162527 I may need to get a new cell phone. my old one makes noises when i plug it in. it is older and close to the end of its service life. i dont like shopping for electronics. but maybe i can hint and my dh will look for me. Sat, 14 May 2016 01:18:27 EST great week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6162404 it has been successful at work. i reached some smaller goals and i am closer to where i want to be Fri, 13 May 2016 21:02:40 EST know where i get it from http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6161089 ...easy answer. i get my fashion sense from my parents. Wed, 11 May 2016 21:12:01 EST shopping with mom and sister http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6160350 it is nice to be local abd able to do this on a work night instead if traveling and jam too many activities in on a weekend. Tue, 10 May 2016 20:27:25 EST HAPPY MOTHERS DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6158525 celebrate moms and all the crazy stuff we put them through Sun, 8 May 2016 00:40:53 EST KAYASK TEST - FAIL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6158254 we took the kayaks out yesterday. i got in the water and felt really unbalanced and struggled to turn. small success - i did not fall in after rowing around for a few minutes. my hubby however fell in. the water tight hatch broke open and our vehicle keys fell in the lake. then i rushed in. we had to think of a plan quick. once i came back to shore i calmed hium down, tried to get details and look for the keys. by dumb luck we found them - because we had the keys with his whistle with an brig... Sat, 7 May 2016 13:19:00 EST kayak test http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6157279 if it is not raining, dh and i will test our kayaks after work. hoping all goes well on it. dont really want to swim. the lake will be about 50 Fri, 6 May 2016 00:16:51 EST landscape fabric http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6157186 pro or con - <BR> i struggle with using it. my new house has it and i have woods underneath it. Thu, 5 May 2016 21:35:52 EST closer to summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156512 of course i feel so behind. still have inside cleaning to do. have not dug out my garden yet. we already redid some projects and we weill do them next year instaed of this one, Wed, 4 May 2016 20:50:24 EST day off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155121 sleep in, errrands, some cooking, some exercise <BR> pretty good day. Mon, 2 May 2016 21:43:27 EST lots of fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154215 had fun on road trip with mom and sister. Sun, 1 May 2016 19:18:49 EST Road Trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153182 my sister's future in-laws are throwing her a shower tomorrow. so my mom and i are going with her. it is 3.5 hour trip 1 way. then my mom thought it would b neat to vistit my cousin another 90 min away. then about an hour back to a hotel. then sunday will be about 3.5 hours back. it should be fun. hoping traffic is not horrible. <BR> wont be back till sunday evening so i wont be sparking. Sat, 30 Apr 2016 00:52:00 EST outside http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153067 warm and dry enough for yard work -finally. it was cold and rainy the rest of the week. Fri, 29 Apr 2016 20:57:10 EST relationship with meal planning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152443 i read an article that siad a "Love/hate Relationship with meal planning. article can be foudn here <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=meal_planning_a_lovehate_roller_coa<BR>ster </link> <BR> <BR> i like planning, i hate the follow through. either i get home late, am not in the mood to cook, or an item that needs to be unthawed is still frozen. or a veggie like lettuce, went bad. it is annoying because it is so many excuses and i let others excuses rub off on me as wel... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 21:39:36 EST fridge cleaned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151705 wiped it out and tossed out some expired stuff. Wed, 27 Apr 2016 20:49:48 EST keep looking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151019 i bought protein powder last weekend. it said to use a scoop, but i had no idea how much is a scoop was. i looked up how to measure it and the website said almost all containers had a scoop, you had to dig for it. so i took a big spoon and i found it. <BR> <BR> it was good timing becauyse i used it today for my green smoothie.i get 2 cups of spinach, 1 cup of fruit. Tue, 26 Apr 2016 21:12:31 EST still coughing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6150304 i cant wait till this cough is gone Mon, 25 Apr 2016 21:36:14 EST