JAMBABY0's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JAMBABY0 JAMBABY0'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/ omg class was a killer! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5865458 Now please understand Cheryl's class is after 90 minutes of alpha steppin which is really fun, really intense cardio. Her class is a total workout, it's the class you love to hate. It is always intense but tonight it was like being punished for some Holiday that you over ate on, but I don't remember the Holiday or the eating!!! Good news is my shoulder doesn't hurt anymore, and it did for most of the day. Thu, 29 Jan 2015 19:59:29 EST zumba was good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5864766 Zumba class was good, got a good workout in and now I am doing a little walking on the treadmill. Good day Wed, 28 Jan 2015 20:22:50 EST classes were good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863988 Even though I am starting to feel like crap (thank you kids) classes were good and I only felt like I was dragging. Tomorrow and Thursday should be interesting! Tue, 27 Jan 2015 20:01:16 EST sore throat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863242 Yes I know it was logical that I was going to get sick with all the germs around me, but I was hopeful. Sadly I have a really great immune system so it is very difficult for me to get sick, problem is when I do get sick my body doesn't fight well so what ever someone gives me for sickness doubles in time for me. That's what sucks! Mon, 26 Jan 2015 19:54:47 EST movie review for the movie "A Walk Among the Tombstones" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5862484 I was very disapointed in this movie, I expected a lot more action and suspense and found it to be boaring and drawn out. Very disappointed in the actor Liam Neeson, he is a much better actor in most other movies he is in. The Taken series is an awesome series that he plays lead in and the action is great! I don't recommend the movie "A Walk Among the Tombstones". Sun, 25 Jan 2015 20:49:50 EST Movie review for the movie "Boy Next Door" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861774 Awesome movie, great story, great edge of your seat action. Got some gruesome things in it too. NOT for kids but if you seen the previews that's a no brainer. Anyway will own this one, hope everyone is having a nice weekend. Sat, 24 Jan 2015 19:24:08 EST movie review for the movie "Wedding Ringer" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861195 Went and saw the movie Wedding Ringer I thought it was going to be good. Well there are a couple of funny parts but other wise it is one of those movies that was made with the idea that it was going to be so stupid it would be funny. I don't get into those movies so in mine and hubby's opinion it really SUCKED but our daughter Robyn will love it so, if the whole so stupid it's funny kind of movie works for you go for it, otherwise don't and no will not be buying this one. Fri, 23 Jan 2015 20:23:53 EST Information on the 7 day juicing fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860605 So originally I got my information from "7 Day Juice Fast" and even though most of the "juices" were nasty I still followed the plan meaning I substituted a lot of different fruits and veggies but tried to stick to the same amount in each. Now remember this is very expensive so try to pick up your ingredients over time and freeze them until you have enough, then I recommend thawing before you use them because frozen changes the texture into less then a drink more like grab a spoon. The indivi... Thu, 22 Jan 2015 22:22:24 EST Took Christopher Urgent care http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859919 Doctors here take forever to get an appointment with so your best bet when your kid gets sick you go to Urgent care center. So after my class at the gym that is what I did. It took about an hour and 1/2 to get out of there compared to days of wait before you get him in to see dr. or several hours at hospital. He has a cold virus but not the flu because even though he has all the other symptoms of the flu he doesn't have a high temperature. Of course at urgent care you are surrounded with peop... Wed, 21 Jan 2015 23:19:45 EST Movie review for " American Sniper" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858993 Hubby and the boys went and saw the movie "American Sniper". Hubby says it was awesome! You can see how much he was loved by the guys in the military. It showed how much of a hero he was to them and his country, it was an unfortunate ending for him and his family. Based on a true story but unless you have to have a happy Hollywood ending like me it is a MUST SEE!!!! The only movie hubby has ever at that was completely silent on exit. Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:01:18 EST First day back to food http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858233 So I was concerned with going crazy when it came to eat food but actually I did really good today! I didn't have pizza but I did have some Chinese food. I don't like the fact that they always give me too much cause I save over half for the next day but for some reason the next day I don't even try to fit it in to my meals so it is a waste but I just don't think I should eat it more than once in awhile. Oh I did have 6 peanut m&ms! They were yummy too! Mon, 19 Jan 2015 20:33:30 EST Day 7/last day of my juicing fast! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857321 Yes today was my final day! Very glad I made it and VERY glad I get to eat actual food tomorrow!!! I feel good today, lots of energy, no problems. As I said before within the next few days I will post a blog about some of the juices I drank, where to find the materials and such too. I think it is important to say this was a very expensive process, and unless you are really committed I do not suggest spending the money on all the fruits and veggies needed. With that said I would also recommend... Sun, 18 Jan 2015 18:36:10 EST Day 6 of my juicing fast! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856597 Ok so know how I was thinking the "clean out your system" wasn't working for me? Well today is, an entirely different day!!! I would say it is most definitely doing what it is suppose to do I just expected it to be before day 6... Only 1 more day to go and I feel great! However oddly enough there is only one food that I am really missing and it's not even the Chinese food....It's pizza and oddly enough I haven't had pizza in months!!!! I am hopeful that when I get off this juicing fast hubby ... Sat, 17 Jan 2015 17:58:51 EST Day 5 of my 7 day juicing fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855956 Feel good so far, found a couple more drinks I liked which is good. I am on my treadmill today, my thighs are killing me due to all the squats and other things yesterday. I am glad I can still say I feel my workouts but I which to feel less of them. My butts -n- guts instructor was very supportive last night when we did an exercise that we had done quite a while back. I was worried about it because the first time I had done them I really couldn't do them at all. I was very proud though cause ... Fri, 16 Jan 2015 17:48:42 EST Day 4 of the juicing fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855358 Well for the most part I feel really good today! I had an episode of bloating and nausea about 20 minutes after my last snack but I think it was more because I was in a a hurry and drank it too fast.I have a lot of energy and my classes went great. 90 minutes alpha steppin, 60 minutes butts -n- guts and then 40 minutes on the treadmill later. Do I miss food? Well obviously!!!! But I am not at the point where I have given in and I don't feel like I need to have the kids and hubby protect there... Thu, 15 Jan 2015 21:52:59 EST 3rd day of the juicing fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854536 So Monday done, Tuesday done, and we are with the 3rd day Wednesday closing. We will not talk about the undesirable one I had for dinner last night <em>33</em> <BR> <BR> The ones I had today were all good, so far. Still have to have dinner so a little worried but.....Not bloated today except for the first few minutes of drinking the juice and then the water you are suppose to drink afterwards. The smell of the kids and hubby's dinner is bothering me some tonight but it's not really bad... Wed, 14 Jan 2015 19:57:21 EST Day 2 of the juicing fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853801 Well happy to report the nausea is gone, still feel bloated but not as bad. Had one last night and 2 today that were really good, of course I also had a couple that were not so good too. So I just keep trying different ones. At least I am feeling like I can definitely finish this thing now. I will keep you posted. Oh and here is one recipe that I will NOT be trying = 1 lemon, 2 radishes, 1/2 beet, 1 slice spanish onion, 2 sweet potatoes, 2 stalk celery, 2tbs. raw cider vinegar. Under this par... Tue, 13 Jan 2015 20:35:54 EST Day 1 of the juice fast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853033 Well I have to say none of the "juices" I drank today tasted like nothing you want to put in your mouth let alone swallow! The first one was BAD! The second one was absolutely disgusting! The third I was actually able to swallow without fearing it would come back up. With at least 2 more to go today I am just not sure how anyone can do this for 7 days! I feel bloated, nauseous, sick to my stomach and this is how I feel after each one I consume. Then in between them I just feel sick, really re... Mon, 12 Jan 2015 21:25:08 EST A juice fast? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852014 It has been mentioned for several benifits for me I should try a 7 day juice fast plan. Now I have found one and starting tomorrow for 7 days I am going to do this. Keep in mind this is NOT a diet it is to clean out and reboot your entire system. I believe I can do this. This has been mentioned to me many times and I have asked several times from people on spark if they could share there juice fast directions or send me to a web site to find it and for what ever reason have not ever gotten an... Sun, 11 Jan 2015 17:43:04 EST put sheets and more boxes out for strays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5851318 Robyn emptied her 30 pack of Pepsi so we went and put that and a couple of sheets outside on the porch for the strays which oddly enough all of them are getting a long with one another on the porch which is unusual cause usually they take turns, meaning while a couple are eating there are others waiting to replace them at the food plate as soon as they are gone. Still wish we could take the poor cats in but with 8 of our own and females not being fixed NO WAY. Talked to someone from AARF but... Sat, 10 Jan 2015 20:28:22 EST It is 27 degrees out, and there are 4 cats on my porch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850576 Yes it is 27 degrees, yes there are 4 cats sitting on my porch, and no it is not heated nor is it closed in. They are all males and we have females that are not fixed so letting them in is not possible. Called the shelter/humane society and were told they have no room for any cats. Tried to get neighbors to take them in just for the night but with everyone having problems with there water freezing they just aren't concerned with cats no one wants. If they can make it through until the first w... Fri, 9 Jan 2015 19:23:48 EST so many strays.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849772 There are so many stray cats in our neighborhood, how can people be so cruel? I hate cats, I really do, but my family loves them so we have 8, 6 live inside and 2 go out and in but only when it's not to cold. I know we got into a bad habit when there was 1 stray in the past by leaving a plate of food out, but I can't be cruel, you know when you look at them they are hungry! Why would you get a cat and just toss it out? To fend for itself? It's wrong!!! Every winter there is always 1 and every... Thu, 8 Jan 2015 20:34:15 EST 2 hour delay http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848841 There will be a 2 hour delay for school tomorrow due to tempeture! Apparently if the tempeture drops to 10 degrees the pipes at the schools will freeze so since it is suppose to be 5 degrees tomorrow morning both middle and high schools called us. I don't have a problem with this at all, but it is kind of funny, after all back home we went to school in the negative degrees...When I think about all the school we would have missed as kids due to 10 degrees or below I am figuring we wouldn't hav... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 18:04:52 EST went to the Y http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848092 So I went to the Y for beginners alpha steppin to get some extra exercise done. The beginners class is 30 minutes and it's followed by regular alpha steppin for an hour and then of course butts -n- guts is another hour. So after doing all that I came home ate dinner and got on the treadmill for 30 minutes. Great day! Tue, 6 Jan 2015 22:13:29 EST busy day, no sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846833 So I didn't sleep well at all last night, actually got about an hour broken up was up for 6 to get kids up and off to school, back in bed for 8 to get back up for 10 to go with friend to drs.,got out of that drs. just after 1 to go to another dr for 2:30 and didn't get home til about 4 so just been go go go all day and just don't feel like going to gym so on a treadmill and when I am done I am going to soak in a bubble bath, take a shower and then just relax til I can't keep my eyes open anym... Mon, 5 Jan 2015 16:22:59 EST Went to Wal-mart http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845953 We went to Wal-mart to pick up a few things and because I was there I got another roll of yarn for the doily set I have been working on. Usually I get it as I need it because I have been going with color skeins they always have, but I was there so I grabbed another one even though I still have 2 full rolls and a 3/4 roll left. I think I will still need at least 2 more, not sure though. Hope everyone had a good weekend. I am so glad it's back to the Y for me tomorrow. Sun, 4 Jan 2015 19:29:56 EST Becky goes back tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844858 Becky goes back to school tomorrow but classes don't start til Tuesday. Boys start back Monday. Not much going on this weekend really. I have decided I will not be riding with hubby and Becky to drop Becky off. I think I need a break from hubby. Sat, 3 Jan 2015 15:04:06 EST 12 hour shift = 12 hours of boys..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844091 Hubby is working 12 hours today and Robyn is working and Becky is sleeping! That leaves me with both boys! What am doing to keep them both from fighting? Simple BRIBERY!!! Do all your chores = play x box 360, don't do chores = rooms! Works every time. This way I get my exercise done, and my spark and keep the little patience I have to begin with Monday back to school!! Fri, 2 Jan 2015 17:10:12 EST Resolutions or goals? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842947 Do you make resolutions or set goals on New Years? For me a resolution is a promise you make to your self that at the time you make you think you have every intention in keeping only in reality you know you have no intention in keeping it because you haven't even thought about the plan to get there! So I set goals, ones I have a plan for, ones that are attainable. Not foolish things like "I am going to weigh what I did when I was in school", you know, when you were 20 years younger, had no ki... Thu, 1 Jan 2015 14:35:34 EST Getting ready for our party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842216 So we went and got all the stuff we still needed for our New Years Eve party. We have a small gathering and hubby takes keys at the door which no one gets back until tomorrow. Oddly enough there will only be one set of keys to take. We picked up Cliff (Robyn's boyfriend), Robyn is picking her best friend up after work and our oldest daughter can't stay the night so her roommate is picking her up after the ball drops and bringing her back tomorrow afternoon to help prepare and eat dinner. So J... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 19:08:18 EST How many people does it take to do a puzzle? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841504 My daughter does these 3d puzzles with her boy friend. The one they are working on right now has 93 crystal puzzle pieces. Hubby is now helping them after a whole lot of asking her for help. They are still struggling with the 3 of them and Robyn's boyfriend Cliff says just get the glue! <em>24</em> <em>198</em> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 20:16:43 EST Nothing really to say http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840903 Went and ran the park but otherwise I didn't really do or go anywhere today. Talked to my little brother on the phone for a bit, well he's not little anymore but he's younger then me. Also talked to dad and Esther, they got there package today. Esther said we spent to much but I was ready for this. She deserves it. Dads is harder to come by but we will get one. Mon, 29 Dec 2014 23:02:00 EST how I feel today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840113 it is what it is... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 20:08:15 EST repairing another floor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839609 So now that the bathroom floor is fixed and ready for new tile it is time to fix the one in the kitchen. Which means more dust which means more time gone and in bedroom cause dust and asthma really don't get a long! Well tomorrow both floors get tile and that will be nice...I hope, I wont be picking tile but not to worried hubby is pretty good with colors looking good together! Sat, 27 Dec 2014 23:20:08 EST I dragged hubby shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839036 Yes I did, and no she didn't want to go. I love shopping and we got all kinds of Christmas stuff half off, and even got a present replacement. I didn't get Christmas yarn though because apparently both the mall and Walmart sell them all year round which I don't remember them being over $10.00 at the mall before Christmas but strangely enough they are not only over $10.00 a roll but even though they are not the biggest rolls they are the most expensive in the mall. I will check on line later. Fri, 26 Dec 2014 21:56:30 EST Merry Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838527 Hope everyone had a nice Christmas and spent it with family and friends. We did it was great, love my family Thu, 25 Dec 2014 21:37:29 EST Happy Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838139 For the family activity we did little breads of different flavors! All the kids participated! Hubby even helped with this one. Only problem is the kids want to eat them and they can't because they go on the candy plates for papa and Esther, grandpa and Cynthia, Aemi, Richard and the kids, Patti and Michelle and the kids and one for Grandma/. Wed, 24 Dec 2014 22:35:47 EST So lets see what I have crocheted! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837613 I have crocheted 9 hats, 2 scarves, 1 cowl, 3 sets of leg warmers, 2 phone cases and even a gag gift! May do some cat toys this evening but not sure. Tue, 23 Dec 2014 18:36:46 EST Think dad is a little upset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837041 The last few times we talked on the phone he kept insisting we not spend too much money on him, his wife and their dog Digger. So I asked him how much was too much? He didn't really answer so I said look in total it is under $300.00. He said I don't want to talk to you anymore, love you good bye....Might be a little upset but let me explain - his wife had cancer and she went through HELL! When we went to visit this past summer she really wanted us to dye her hair but dad wanted to wait becaus... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 22:45:10 EST stuff for snake http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836569 for Christmas Christopher our son wants a snake. Now we got some of the stuff the snake will need but we don't have a place to keep the snake. So we made arangements with pet smart to pick the corn snake up on Christmas eve which works cause then all we gotta do is keep it over night in our room and then it is his problem, in his room. I am not afraid of snakes but we have cats that sleep in our room and I don't want one of them having a snake meal! Sun, 21 Dec 2014 23:27:59 EST Went to the mall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836046 Went to the mall to get a book and check prices on a couple of things. Found things other people need that Wal-mart is out of and going back tomorrow to buy 2 movies and a thing ordered for the grill that came in today but I didn't know until I got home and the mall was closed. At least I got the book I needed. Sat, 20 Dec 2014 21:33:49 EST my family loves Christmas but we are not ready http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835543 Still have lots to do including wrapping, hope at least 2 kids want to help wrap, maybe 3? I can hope! Still have some crocheting to do too. It wouldn't be right to get the kids to crochet there own gifts would it? I'm kidding... well mostly kidding, enjoy your weekend. Happy Chanukah too! Fri, 19 Dec 2014 18:18:14 EST My gift for Chanukah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835189 As most people know I am Jewish, however my hubby is not. I grew up with a Chanukah tree and she grew up with a Christmas tree. So in our house we celebrate both Chanukah and Christmas. Most of my family who were Jewish are either gone or no longer really participate in Chanukah anymore so hubby and the kids always get me something for Chanukah and this year is no different. this is what I got for Chanukah this year. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l576406473.jpg"> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 00:03:32 EST First day of Chanukah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834669 I called dad late to wish him a Happy Chanukah and the 4 kids were home to light the candles it would be great if this continued, but with work schedules the way they are it is hard. No one calls to wish us a Happy Chanukah anymore but all the people who ever did are past on now. My family isn't small but out of the kids of my mother and her sister I am the only one who is still Jewish, the only one who lights the menorah, it is sad and I am afraid none of my kids will continue this when I am... Wed, 17 Dec 2014 23:29:48 EST Happy Chanukah http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834159 Was the first night of lighting and 4 of my kids were here to listen and watch and hopefully they will be here off and on to take turns lighting the candles. Tue, 16 Dec 2014 23:16:54 EST celebrated Robyn's birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833643 Our oldest daughter by birth turns 22 on the 22nd and we celebrated it today because this is the last day she has off until after Christmas. We took her to dinner with her best friend and her boyfriend. Then we went and did some shopping. Sometimes it seems like it was a life ago giving birth to her and other times it seems like just yesterday. Wish my mom was here to see how she has turned out, she would be so proud. Mon, 15 Dec 2014 23:32:54 EST hubby went to Christmas party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833061 Originally hubby thought she could bring someone(s) to the party so she signed up thinking her and I could get away from the kids for a bit. After signing up she was told no one could come it was only for employes and because she signed up she had to go cause they were picking names for secret Santa and someone would have already gotten her name. I will admit I laughed and thought it was funny, she didn't see the humor lol. Anyway she made brownies and took a present for the name she pulled a... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 21:05:47 EST Review for the movie "Exodus Gods and Kings" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832582 First let me say this is hubby's type of movie not mine, I went cause I got Chinese food! Hubby liked the movie, but says she likes the original better, says that she is a sucker for the originals. She will buy it of course she says, she recommends people to go to the matinee not to spend evening prices for. Hope you enjoy Sat, 13 Dec 2014 22:15:00 EST I'm being kicked out!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832123 I am being kicked out of my own dinning room! Hubby and the kids moved my treadmill into the laundry room with my elliptical and they moved my hand weights up stairs. Said they needed the room for the Christmas tree! Well ok, ok, ok so my treadmill was taking up the space where we have put the Christmas tree for the last 9 Christmas's but that is not the point! I think I deserve something because of the move, like maybe a new out fit? I know I am a clothes hoarder but still I think for all th... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 21:51:05 EST Sub didn't show and the Y knew nothing? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831601 The instructor for my 2nd class tonight which was guns -n- guts is on vacation in Florida and her substitute didn't show up. So we asked the front desk if they knew what happened to the sub and they didn't even know the instructor was on vacation! How do you work somewhere and no nothing? They don't know what classes are running, where the classes are running, if they were canceled or anything else. They should not be working there. Thu, 11 Dec 2014 21:19:26 EST