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/ ot week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226728 with monday being a holiday i plan on doing some ot this week. that way my teams stuff will homefully get ahead and we can move on to other teams to help them out. Mon, 29 Aug 2016 20:19:57 EST new bed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225110 so far i like it, my hubby stull wants to make adjustments but i am good. Fri, 26 Aug 2016 22:10:44 EST keep stretching http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224609 i want to exercise more mindully so i am adding more stretching/yoga type routines. i did it 3 nights in a row and wednesday i was a bit under the weather from being at the dentist. my mind/body was annoyed with me today for not doing at least a short routine. so i am going to make sure i do at least 5 minutes everyday. Thu, 25 Aug 2016 23:50:20 EST fillings done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224003 went to the dentist today and had fillings done. so glad that is over. Wed, 24 Aug 2016 21:36:48 EST doing what i enjoy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223391 some time i zone out and think about all the things i want to do. other times i speak up and see opportunities open up to do them . i hope i can manage my time and energy to make it happen. Tue, 23 Aug 2016 21:40:02 EST spoiling nieces http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222188 took my nieces to a church picnic with my other sister. they had kids games and fun junky foods. there was a 50's theme so it was fun. saw a few people i knew and won some prizes. <BR> then a trip to the candy store. basiclly a final blow out before school starts. Sun, 21 Aug 2016 22:01:52 EST chips and dip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221438 i like dips but dont really need the chips so i instad use chip dips with my veggies. right now i have beer dip with my garden beans. i likera beans but after a while they get less tasty so i find different dips to eat them with Sat, 20 Aug 2016 12:40:47 EST its friday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221153 woo hoo. its friday! Fri, 19 Aug 2016 22:07:53 EST thoughtful portions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220628 i saw this phrase on a package of pixie stix. it said 4 sticks was a "thoughtful portion". it was funny.i dont think of mindully eating and having pixie sticks. Thu, 18 Aug 2016 23:45:21 EST bed bought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219927 we went shopping and bought a sleepnumber bed. i am hoping that helps use sleep better. w should have it by the end of next week. Wed, 17 Aug 2016 21:17:37 EST bed shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219309 we plan on going chopping for a new mattress tomorrow. my hubby really wants a sleep number. the ay are pricey but he had trouble sleeping. this may help Tue, 16 Aug 2016 21:50:19 EST mon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218750 not a slow morning but at least it got better. Tue, 16 Aug 2016 00:48:14 EST family reunion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218096 my dad's extended family had a picnic today. it was actually a little difficult because most of my favorites have already passed away and 2 of them are in really bad health. it was nice to see them anyway. Mon, 15 Aug 2016 00:05:24 EST work picnic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215800 it was nice to get outside and walk around. ice vream was enjoyable. but lunch was not good or tasty. no fruits or veggies unless you count potao chips. i had fruit for breakfast and snack so at least i has something before the picnic. Wed, 10 Aug 2016 21:10:33 EST cauliflower bread http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215149 <link>https://recipes.sparkpeople.com/reci<BR>pe-detail.asp?recipe=2258027 </link> <BR> the above was the one i did. you can also go to sparkrecipies and search under cauliflower bread,. there are some that use less or no cheese <BR> *** <BR> update <BR> it was good. i like cheese so to me it was awesome Tue, 9 Aug 2016 20:26:39 EST artichoke on pizza- not again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6214648 i had spinach artichoke pizza. it was ok. the artichoke tasted too acidic. it still bugs my stomach the spinach was ok. but i am not an artichkoe fan. not sue how else to mae them where they won't be really salty or to vinegery/acidic. Tue, 9 Aug 2016 00:14:32 EST freezing day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213744 going to my parents house to freeze corn with my mom my sisters will be there too. Sun, 7 Aug 2016 13:10:18 EST cauli- flouer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6213040 ok not the right spelling but it is possible to make a flour like substance from cauliflower. on wednesday i got done from work early and i had some free time and desided to make a homemade cheesey braed, but i used cauliflower instead of flour. it was not that hard, and it tasted really good. i added a LOT of cheese and itallian seasoning and garlic powder but thats how i like it. <BR> only downside- my dh really hated the smell. i did not taste cauliflower, but he could smell it. i should h... Sat, 6 Aug 2016 02:09:49 EST choose to be motivate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210730 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat<BR>ion_articles.asp?id=759 </link> <BR> i read this article and it may help me bust some excuses: I changed the Yous to Is <BR> <BR> Never tell yourself “I’m not motivated.” <BR> That’s not the real problem, unless you really don’t want to lose weight or live a healthy lifestyle. As long as you do want these things, you have all the motivation you need. <BR> I want two different and opposing things, and I have to make a decision. Telling myself ... Tue, 2 Aug 2016 01:08:16 EST i was right http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210633 a coworker was on my case about doing something wrong. she was doing it baed on an old process i was doing it by the current one. it took to other leads and a supervisor to get her to drop it. but finally, i was doing it right and the lead and my supervisor know it. Mon, 1 Aug 2016 21:26:45 EST Relaxed on the water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6209958 yesterday was time on the pontoon. that was fun. today was kayaking and swimming. it makes me so sleepy afterward but i feel so relaxed afterward. Sun, 31 Jul 2016 20:19:38 EST nice day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6209519 in-laws came to visit. hubby did some of the cleaning. they got here earlier but fortunatly we had everything cleaned and ready. we sat and visited had wine, went to my parents and my dad took us for a pantton ride, t hen we came home for supper. we grilled and served produce from my garden. Sun, 31 Jul 2016 00:23:39 EST outside stuff is done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6208955 gardens are weeded, hubby mowed lawn and fire pit is complete. ready for outdoor entertaining. Fri, 29 Jul 2016 21:35:25 EST in-laws visiting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207865 my inlaws are coming and i have to clean. their visit in December was nice but they came later then planned so we did not get to visit before everyone else came for dinner. this time we should be able to hang out before having everyone else arrives. Wed, 27 Jul 2016 21:54:12 EST goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207312 i have had trouble reaching some goals so had a brainstorming session about reaching some. i will see in 30 days how it goes. Tue, 26 Jul 2016 22:49:04 EST new to me store http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206083 i mentioned that i went to a new store yesterday. it has been around for about 50 years but i have only been back to the area for less then a year. my mom and sister said they both like it but dont go because it is out in the boonies. if i am at work it is only about a 10 minute drive to get there so i think it will be neat this fall to get some fun items for the holidays. Sun, 24 Jul 2016 22:44:30 EST hot and humid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205065 i dont want to be outside much. it has been hot and humid. at leaset it is good weather for swimming. Fri, 22 Jul 2016 21:03:14 EST new suit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204624 my swimming suit had a snag in the butt tha has grown into a hole,. i used it with shorts. of course now the plastic clip that keeps the shoulder straps in place broke. so now i will have to find a new one. i hate shopping enough but now suit shopping is worse Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:08:43 EST next challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202898 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/myspark/calendar<BR>-challenge.asp?calendar=8 </link> <BR> <BR> Find 10 - i feel like i am behind on stuff. i have a few things to finish for my last challenge. so if i have energy i will finish it tomorrow, otherwise on wed and then start the new one on thursday. hopefully the find 10 will help me get out of the putter modes and be more progressive on my goals. Mon, 18 Jul 2016 23:57:54 EST weekend over to quick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202269 the last 2 days flew by. i could use a couple more off. i will have to dig into vacation tracker and start taking days or some afternoons off. i got stuff i want to do or get done Sun, 17 Jul 2016 23:32:36 EST drove the long way http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201753 ok not terribly long. i had some time to kill so i decided to explore the backroads behind the airport. thought i might have been lost for a moment but then i started to see more then just old houses and swamps so i knew i was getting closer to the main roads when i saw some warehouses and commercial buildings. Sun, 17 Jul 2016 00:08:31 EST fair http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200600 went to the fair with my hubby the same day my parent brought my nieces. i think the old people appreciated having help chasing around rugrats. my mom had gotten aholf of some free arm bands for the rides so that was a blast. went on the middle - bigger rides with both kids. nothing to crazy, but did get on my favorite - tilt- a -whirl a few times. Thu, 14 Jul 2016 21:00:47 EST FRIDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197189 pretty good day. finished weeding my veggie garden so i can do other stuff this weekend Fri, 8 Jul 2016 21:12:27 EST a few more things done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6196691 the to do list is growing, but i knocked a few items off Thu, 7 Jul 2016 21:50:49 EST mind is a bit blank http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195466 Been very busy the last 2 weeks. i am sleepy and my brain is a bit fried. Tue, 5 Jul 2016 20:46:03 EST cook out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6194198 family is coming over in a bit for a cookout. looking forward to entertaining. Sun, 3 Jul 2016 16:06:07 EST new trick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193879 going to try a trick to see if it helps me get to bed earlier next week Sun, 3 Jul 2016 00:41:56 EST weeds everywhere http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193271 i was busy last week and i worked everyday so i was not in my gardens. the weeds took full advantage. so this weekend will be showing them whose boss. i hope it ends up being me. Fri, 1 Jul 2016 21:38:34 EST i will finish the challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192630 i often get behind on my challenges. last week with the wedding and being sleepy this week. I finished 19 days of 30. i also restarted my push up challenge. acouple monts ago i got up to 14 and lost my energy when i got sick. so i started over. i did 9 days of 30. i will not quit. i want to complete them instead of just dropping it Thu, 30 Jun 2016 21:04:23 EST still 10000 steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191512 something came up during my 2 plannned exercise times but i did get some cleaning done and still got in 10000 steps Wed, 29 Jun 2016 00:35:05 EST back to normal-ish http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6190827 this past week has been crazy. new niece, prep for visiting family and baby sisters wedding, seeing old friends, spending time at my parents, meeting a few new people. a really great time. <BR> <BR> now it is quiet-ish Mon, 27 Jun 2016 21:56:49 EST awesome day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189402 Youngest sister got married yesterday. it was great having fun with her and a bunch of other relatives includng teasing my new brother i law Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:51:37 EST 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