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/ 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 R.I.P Marilyn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831103 My mom's best friend died this morning around 2. My dad was called and then he called me. We hope she is with my mom. My dad says he knows they are together playing pinochle and beating everyone. I hope so I know Marilyn missed my mom a lot they were really close. Wed, 10 Dec 2014 23:22:43 EST Hubby is making Christmas candy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830497 Yes my hubby makes homemade Christmas candy but know worries we monitor me well! I am very careful, it's not that I don't want the candy it's that I don't want to workout like a mad hatter as the consequence. So a piece a week is something that I can easily handle! Hope everyone makes good choices for the holiday! Tue, 9 Dec 2014 21:34:34 EST Christmas decorations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829929 Last year after Christmas all kinds of decorations went on clearance and we actually bought some. I know we got them for a real steal but.... We got the lighted buck and doe, they are the animated ones, and we got these little snowmen that sit on bulbs and go in the ground. They look really cute in the boxes. Anyway we got them all out and set up today and I have to say they are made really really REALLY cheap!!!! I am so disappointed I don't care that we got them on clearance, I can't believ... Mon, 8 Dec 2014 21:45:12 EST another grand baby? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829240 my foster daughter has 3 of her own and a step daughter, (of course she loves them all the same and we are grand parents to all) they are all between less then 2 and 13. Now she might be pregnant again! Oh my, but the funny part, she calls me and says "mom I look at Angel (her 13 year old) then I look at Aria (not quite 2) and I think I was almost there, I was half way to freedom, I could almost smell the freedom (cause Maya is 11 and her step daughter M.J. is 9) and now look at me! We might ... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 19:47:09 EST Watched Christmas movies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828842 I watched a couple of Christmas movies to relax. One was Mr. Miracle and the other was One Christmas Eve. Now the first one was new and it was really good, you know the normal Christmas happy ending kind of movie. The second one I saw last week for the first time but before I had seen it I had seen advertisements for it and I really didn't think it was going to be a good one and I didn't want to watch it but hubby insisted so I watched it with her and actually it was really good even funny an... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 22:48:18 EST Over 5 hours to pick up 3 lay-a-way's!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828385 At Waql-mart - First you go all the way to the back of the store to wait in a line to show your receipt to the people where you first put your lay-a-ways on. Then you go over to where the grocery part is and you wait for them to find your things. Things they have lost, miss placed and/or can not find. Then after 4 hours they find your stuff and send you to check out where there are only 2 lanes open and they are all packed. After a half hour they open another lane and after waiting another ho... Sat, 6 Dec 2014 00:17:28 EST alpha stepping and butts -n- guts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827794 Well I am feeling both classes right now! My lower back and my legs are sore but my shoulders and arms and knees hurt like hell!! Very concerned with how I will feel tomorrow but the classes were good. Alpha steppin is the fastest cardio I have ever done and I LOVE it, Guts -n- guns (follows alpha steppin on Tuesdays) and butts -n- guts (follows alpha steppin on Thursdays) are both taught by Cheryl, these are the classes you love to hate! When you are done with either of those classes you are... Thu, 4 Dec 2014 21:39:25 EST zumba was fun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827231 So I went to zumba at the Y taught by my old zumba instructor and even though it's been a while and we messed up a few times we had a lot of fun. I think Bev (zumba teacher) will like teaching here and I think people will keep going. Of course next week I will go to cross box but I am sure she will be fine. Wed, 3 Dec 2014 22:47:11 EST 2 hours cardio? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826710 5:30 - 6:30 was Alpha Steppin followed by Guns -n- Guts from 6:30 to 7:30. Both of these classes are fast cardio, both use whole body, the last a lot of weights. I knew it would be hard to do them back to back but then upon finishing I only had 7,000+ steps and I needed 10,000 so after the 2 hours of cardio I had to do 30 minutes walking. My body is going to kill me tomorrow. This is how it is going to be every Tuesday and Thursday, I am a little worried, I don't know if I can keep doing this... Wed, 3 Dec 2014 00:07:51 EST new schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826134 new schedule is out now at the Y. They didn't change what I wanted. I was hoping that zumba would run the same time as fit bar rather then the same time as cross box but no zumba runs same time as cross box and yoga runs same time as fit bar. Well I will just have to alternate between zumba one week and cross box the next even though my cross box instructor has already mentioned I am one of the only ones who shows up to all the classes. I feel bad but I really like Bev's zumba class. Tue, 2 Dec 2014 00:32:40 EST was so nice out today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5825368 I walked with Daisy and walked and walked and walked, they Daisy was tired so I brought her home and walked some more! It was so beautiful today I just had to be out! Hope everyone had a good weekend Sun, 30 Nov 2014 20:07:05 EST Movie review for the movie "Interstellar" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824931 Let me sum it up for you with one word - SUCKED!!!!!!!!!! The worst movie I have seen in years! Was some good parts, some edge of your seat parts, a whole lot of tears and as I said one word SUCKED! Will not buy it and will not recommend it at all. It was over 3 hours I wasted! Sat, 29 Nov 2014 23:27:56 EST relaxed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824418 For the most part I just did little things and then relaxed. Hubby and boys go hunting in the morning and the girls will be in bed so I will be staying up to get hubby and boys up for 4:30 and in the time I am up I will work on more hats. Hopping to get 2 done. Fri, 28 Nov 2014 21:05:47 EST family for Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824023 I am a little disappointed...4 years ago we took in a 16 year old boy whose biological mother decided she didn't have room for in her life and she didn't think she needed to take care of him medically. Now I am not going to go into the long drawn out story of it, it's enough to say the state appointed us his legal guardians (there choice was a surprise). His grades improved quickly and after he graduated he went into the National Guard reserves (no we didn't pressure him), he also started col... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 22:16:15 EST Pray for my mom's best friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823576 With my mom gone one of the only people I have left in my life that are anything like a mom to me is not doing so well. Her name is Maryland and I grew up calling her MeMe, she was diagnosed with leukemia and she was going through the treatments but with her age being what it is (somewhere around 70) she isn't doing so good right now. She went into the hospital with fluid on her lungs and even though they fixed that she is now on 100% oxygen, she can not breathe on her own anymore. She got ho... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 23:07:49 EST The parade http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5823073 Went and watched the parade, no I don't sit and watch it, I walk and watch it. I go the rout the parade does so I get to see everything and then after I have seen all the bands and the floats and everything I search for the Santa he is always on a float or in a truck or somewhere you don't expect him so I was really surprised to find him on a float with Mrs. Claus and reindeer! This float was sitting on one of the side streets so I he wasn't in the actual parade yet but this years was the bes... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:00:36 EST not going to make it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5822498 I was suppose to soak in a nice hot bubble bath but I am just to tired so I am not going to make it and I will be going to bed shortly. Wasn't really a long day or even a hard day I guess my sleep schedule is catching up with me. Mon, 24 Nov 2014 22:31:38 EST got two gifts made http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821810 Last night while I was waiting for 4am so I could wake hubby and boys for hunting I got 2 hats crocheted for the girls. Hoping I can get some more done soon. For the boys and then maybe some scarfs.... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 19:26:17 EST tired of hunting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821245 So the first part of Saturday hubby was working and as soon as she got home she and 2 of the 3 boys went with her to go hunting (middle son and Robyns boyfriend) and Daimon stayed home until he went to his friends for awhile and they leaving again first thing in the morning. I don't get much time with hubby at all and I am tired of hunting.... Sat, 22 Nov 2014 18:54:21 EST the wii http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820834 that's it that's what I have done today is things with the wii just for something I haven't done in awhile. I was tired of the treadmill and my elliptical and it's to cold to walk out side so that is what I did...The wii Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:39:27 EST I don't know anything anymore http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5820349 I had a reason when I first started my journey but with each year that passes I get a year older and my goal gets further and further out of my reach. At this point I am 42 years old and realistically speaking the goal I did all of this for in the first place is just not likely anymore. I know the only one that can give me a new goal/reason is me and I just don't have one....I am not giving up. I'm just waking up... Thu, 20 Nov 2014 22:12:24 EST Already planning the remodeling for when the kids move out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819777 So everyone knows I love clothes and yes my hubby says I am a clothes hoarder so here is the remodeling plan - our youngest sons bedroom becomes a walk in closet one side is hubby's and the rest is mine! The doorway to the hall will be walled over and then our bedroom closet will be the entry way to our new walking closet! Just have to wait another 7 to 10 years? Not so long....right? Wed, 19 Nov 2014 22:20:37 EST I am bummed about next months changes at the Y http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5819180 Yes I am bummed because right now the way it is set up Monday will be Remix followed by bar which is fine, Tuesday's and Thursday's will be Alpha steppin followed by guns -n- guts which will be really hard because they are both fast cardio but I think I can pull them off. The problem is Wednesday which as of right now for the month of December from 5:30 - 6:30 is Bar then from 6:30 - 7:30 is 2 different classes 1 of which is a class that I am doing every Wednesday now which is Cross Box, a... Tue, 18 Nov 2014 21:52:34 EST Vivofit, fitbit or spark activity tracker??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5818532 I have a fitbit and yes I have some problems with it, I mean it's not water proof and sometimes it really messes up and says things like 400 calories burned in `1 minute (yes I know it's not possible). However it does at least tell me I am burning something and it registers all my steps. I know the spark activity tracker is cheaper and it is water proof but I don't know if it has the same mess ups with calories verses minutes. I know NOTHING about vivofit except it goes on your wrist and the... Mon, 17 Nov 2014 20:19:41 EST Sleep? Not so much http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817901 So I stayed up last night to wake hubby and boys for 4:30am but then I couldn't go to bed cause Becky had to be up for 7:00am to leave at 9:00am to get back to Berea. I had thought I would get to go to bed after I woke her BUT it is really hard to get Becky out of bed so she didn't get down stairs until after 8:00am so I figured I would wait til 9:00am when she would leave. However she didn't get picked up til 10:00, so I finally got to Bed for 10:30 then I was up for 2:00pm. So yes I am tire... Sun, 16 Nov 2014 19:34:33 EST Went to the mall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817467 So we went to the mall to exchange a pair of pants and I made sure I was out of there before the Chinese restaurant started packing there to go boxes so I was not tempted so much. I weigh tomorrow and even though I only maintain now I don't want to gain and the sodium really takes me a few days to pass even with the 2 water pills. Hope everyone is having a good weekend. Sat, 15 Nov 2014 21:59:46 EST There are some really cruel people http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5817011 I don't like cats, actually I strongly dislike cats HOWEVER why anyone would get a cat and then put it outside in 27 degree weather knowing it is going to drop during the night to 19 degrees makes no sense to me! I think it is sick and if there was anyway I could bring this orange cat into our home just for the night I would but I hate cats and we have 8 of them and 3 of them are females that are not fixed and he is a male and I do not want kittens at all. This is not a rare occurrence here, ... Fri, 14 Nov 2014 23:18:51 EST first snow = 13 days? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5816459 Lets see if the almanac is right this year, shall we? Today was the first day of snow falling from the sky therefore according to the almanac we will have 13 days of snow. Last year I do not believe it worked out however the year before it did. Thu, 13 Nov 2014 23:59:40 EST today she would be 76 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815792 It's my mom's birthday and if she was still alive she would be 76 but sadly she died just before her 64th birthday. I would like to say it gets easier with time, but sadly it doesn't. I don't always cry on her birthday anymore but I think it's more that you run out of tears rather then you are finding it easier to deal with and/or except. I still miss her just as much as ever, and I still have questions for her everyday, so no it doesn't get easier and it still hurts like hell with or without... Wed, 12 Nov 2014 21:28:48 EST Today was a pretty good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5815145 Walked with Robyn to get her car back from the shop and then I walked home. Went to both my classes at the Y and I felt pretty good after and still have no pain or soreness but I guess I will have to wait til tomorrow before I stop hoping for no pain. I know no pain - no gain. Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:50:07 EST 2nd class of "Bar" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814505 Tried "Bar" for the second time, still not sure if it's for me maybe I will know by the end of class next week. Other then that I did my alpha steppin class and some walking. Was a good productive day. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:38:57 EST Wii fit plus http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813813 Basically just fooling around with my wii fit plus competing with Christopher, so far I am beating him on everything. Hope everyone had a good Sunday Sun, 9 Nov 2014 20:41:04 EST walked all over today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5813298 walked to the grocery and back home. Needed lots of steps so walked over to see the watch dog over by game stop and gave him a couple snacks. Then walked part way around the park and a little down our street, it was nice today but a little chilly. Hope everyone had a good weekend Sat, 8 Nov 2014 22:00:32 EST and I thought my abs hurt.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812770 Yesterday after butts and guts my abs were killing me and I thought that was bad enough! Only day my thighs are so much worse then my abs and we wont talk about my butt!!! Hope everyone has a good weekend, I am going to soak...again. Fri, 7 Nov 2014 20:05:02 EST todays classes were... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5812234 Well I got to remix a few minutes late, which isn't a big deal but today the song that was playing was one I use to do zumba at the church taught by my last instructor Bev who stopped teaching for awhile for personal reasons but I once and a while she goes to remix. Anyway I went into class today thinking wow it has been a long time since I did anything with this song I wonder how different it will be and then I looked to the front and wow! It was Bev!!! She did 3 songs and I remembered them ... Thu, 6 Nov 2014 21:55:44 EST day with family http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5811640 Went out for the evening with hubby, daughter (Robyn) and her boy friend. Went to dinner, I was very careful, and then went shopping mostly to get me some extra steps but it was fun and we bought some stuff too. So it was a good day Wed, 5 Nov 2014 23:09:03 EST