JANETSJAMMING's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JANETSJAMMING JANETSJAMMING'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/ Another deep breath http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614678 a 5pd loss, mostly wate,r but good to see results. <BR> I know what I need to do and I am ready to do it. <BR> Thanks for words of encouragement. <BR> I am very touched and hopeful. <BR> Thanks! Tue, 4 Feb 2014 06:51:49 EST needing encouragement http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604979 Feeling overwhelmed here. <BR> I am at the bottom looking up at the top of the mountain and sighing heavily <BR> and by heavily I mean 194 pds. <BR> I am starting over and need to find a new routine and plan. <BR> Right now all I am seeing is obstacles. <BR> I know I can do this, I know what to do , it just means <BR> changing how I do things and what I make time for. <BR> A little scared but determined. <BR> Thanks for reading and hopefully posting a word of encouragement for me! <em>521</... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 07:09:25 EST at my biggest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604100 194-5'4" my biggest and hopefully the only time I will be this big. <BR> My new job has had me packing on the weight and that ends now. <BR> I will find what works and work it out. <BR> starting right now Fri, 24 Jan 2014 07:53:29 EST deep breath and begin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600528 New Job whoo hoo <BR> I spend all day sitting down now boo hoo <BR> I am going to do the things I know I need to do <BR> Count my calories. limit them to 1300 a day <BR> and get moving at least 3 days a week. <BR> I know I can do it, I have done it before I can do it again. <BR> Lose the weight and keep it off this time! <BR> Time to take a deep breath and just do it <em>521</em> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 19:59:36 EST baking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505351 I used diced apples and the last little bits in the applesauce jar, oatmeal and some dried apricots and nuts,honey,cinnamon and a little melted butter I had on hand to make granola. It keep for weeks in a jar, great for breakfast with yogurt or milk or a crunchy sweet snack. <BR> I used up free tomatoes from the garden and the tops of the green onions sautéed in butter, I got on sale and cottage cheese in a crust less quiche. <BR> If you use some garlic, smoked paprika and creole seasoning fr... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 16:55:47 EST sparking the weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504342 So far my Friday rocks,made it to work on time, had a yummy breakfast and lunch(dont ask about the calorie count on the cinnamon roll and the shepards pie) went to a rummage sale and scored some cloths and plan to go to a couple of sales after work then home to tackle the healthcare website and hopefully access some helpful news. I am expecting a good weekend. <em>100</em> Fri, 4 Oct 2013 11:33:41 EST Score at the sale http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5343172 I am so excited about my score at the sale! I love second hand shopping and the best sale of the year was today. I got a Prada handbag for $5, a suit for $15, two other handbags for a $1 and $3, two pairs of gloves for $1 each. Whoo hoo! Now I feel ready for any job interveiw that comes along. If I build a job wardrobe maybe a job will come. Thu, 2 May 2013 11:35:09 EST Excited for a long weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5247843 I am going to spend the next six days focused on making my life better. <BR> I have a few days off and I am looking forward to working out, cooking good food and just enjoying the heck out of my week ahead with my family. <BR> Valintines Day is my 25th Wedding Anniversary and I am going to celebrate it every day for the next few days. whoo hoooooooooo Tue, 12 Feb 2013 13:53:37 EST cooking up some sparks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5238700 Tried two sparks recipes today: <BR> crustless quiche, with cottage cheese, tomatoes, onion,mushrooms and just a bit of ham for flavor <BR> breakfast cookies, shredded carrot, cornmeal,raisins, walnuts,peanut butter and rice cereal. <BR> These used up a lot of my little bit of this and that I had laying around, the last of the peanut butter in the jar, the last of the walnuts in the bag, an excess of carrots and apples I had laying around. So economical and tasty , low cal and high fiber. He... Tue, 5 Feb 2013 12:16:05 EST Happy Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5225873 I had a good interesting day. I read my childrens story, Princess Boy in church, I think it went well. I had Sunday school where the kids seemed a little more interested in going on a trip. Then made them pizza and took them ice skating. Then I finished sorting books to be donated to the Prison/Jail. A huge job that took lots of people but got it done today! Hoot and Woot. I also hired on a new Nursery worker. I put up a poster for our next after church event. So got a lot done in a short amo... Sun, 27 Jan 2013 16:53:51 EST A gypsy curse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5221330 Yeasteday was like I had been cursed, every thing I touched was destroyed. <BR> Started the day snowblowing, the handle fell apart in my hands, got it fixed, went on to run over the outdoor cord to the christmas lights, trashed cord possibly trashed snow blower. The guy to fix the broken window never showed. The test for a job I applied for got canceled, computers down. The windshield whipers shreded, needed to get new ones, dog got sick. Did I mention this in 0 degree weather and a blizza... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 09:23:03 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213172 Slidin into the weekend, I am pretty confident I can spark my weekend and get everything done I need to and want to. <BR> I plan to pray, read, draw, write, clean, cook, eat, laugh, be entertained and enjoy life. I will concentrate on living in the moment. <BR> Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:29:42 EST Need to vent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5197559 I try not to focus on the negative but here is the list: <BR> 1 my daughter is diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, is autistic, dyslexic and has an anxiety disorder <BR> 2 my husband needs at least 4 surgeries with high blood pressure and high cholestetoral <BR> 3 neither are really doing all they can to get well very frustrating <BR> 4 we have to pay for our own insurance and we are living on my less then wonderful paycheck from my two jobs <BR> 5 We can not afford my husbands surgerie... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 19:36:43 EST A very good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5188818 Got up, had a good breakfast, went to water Zumba, if you have joint issues, I highly recommed it. It was a blast and did not hurt my knees or ankles at all. <BR> Then shopping, the libraryn a quick healthy lunch, picked up things to donate to a classroom, more swimming and hot tubbing. Then got the oil changed and a new haircut, very cute. Home for a good dinner and new episodes of What Not To Wear. Just a very good day I got to say Thu, 3 Jan 2013 19:52:33 EST Frugal way to start 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5184187 I put aside over ripe alvacados for making a deep conditioner for my hair <BR> Then made homemade Gaucamole, homemade granola and homemade laundry soap. I love saving money and I love making things myself knowing I am making <BR> it healthier for myself and my family. It is a good way to start the New Year. <BR> <em>411</em> Tue, 1 Jan 2013 15:18:02 EST A good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5172280 Such a good day, I just took a walk with my daughter in the glooming rain. It smelled so good out. The shine of the lights and the sound of the rain. It was lovely It is the begining of my two week vacation. I got my order of cloths, they look good on me. I will feel good in them. I look forward to a wonderful two weeks filled with family and fun and good food, relaxation and getting a few things done around the house. I feel pretty good about the holiday time. I feel the Christmas spirit. A... Thu, 20 Dec 2012 18:18:54 EST daughter diagnosed with CFS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5166408 My daughter is 21 and after seven months and about 12 doctors and dozens of tests she has finally got a diagnosis of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. I never thought I would be happy and relieved to learn my daughter has a life altering life long illness. But I am, it is so much better to know and have some direction for treatment. We are all a little in shock but I am hopeful. There is so much information to sift through it is a little overwhelming to say the least. Fri, 14 Dec 2012 11:27:13 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5159372 Had a full day of work, applied for another part time job and expect to get to the gym tonight. I am enjoying my sunshinny Friday! I am teaching 1st grade today and they are so adorable. Lots of sweet kids doing thier best to learn. What a pleasure to spend the day with them. I am looking forward to a good weekend, with getting lots of my to do list and a Christmas party to look forward to. <BR> Just a wonderful weekend ahead. I refuse to let anything dampen my Christmas Spirit! <em>445</em>... Fri, 7 Dec 2012 14:18:27 EST Wonderful Christmasy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5152865 I got up early and worked out, felt so go to be back in the gym and take a swim. <BR> Then I went to a church and did a mediations and laberynth walk. Blissed out on it it was wonderful, colored a mendala there and had a lovely lunch. Then came home and started decoratig for Christmas and took the family to a fantastic Chritmas Concert. Now more decorating, making a swag for the door out of our own pine and holly and French Toast for dinner! <BR> It was was a wonderful wonderful day! <BR> ... Sat, 1 Dec 2012 18:20:28 EST bought a hat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5151349 I woke up yeasterday with a good case of the Christmas blues, but I pulled out of it. I told my family no negativity today, and reminded them of that whenever whinning started. I got some errends done and I took them out to lunch then got my Christmas shopping started. I also did what women have done for the past 400 yrs to cheer themselves up, I bought myself a new hat. It is a great hat and was on sale for 10 bucks. Sage green with a black ribbon, looks good on me. I had to laugh at the tag... Fri, 30 Nov 2012 07:27:45 EST Good Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149890 I had a good day, got some things done I have not had a chance to do, my house is cleaner then I remember it being in forever. I am happy to say. Visited with my Dad and enjoyed my day at home and getting things done and straightend up and getting the lundry done. Simply a good day. My Mom took my daughter out to buy her winter boots so one less thing on my to do list too. All in all a very good day. Wed, 28 Nov 2012 20:27:37 EST Monday Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147482 I had a good day at work. I am starting to focus on my diet more and it feels good. <BR> I know I need to count calories and get my butt moving. In fact I think I will tackle some chores and do some yoga right now. Planning a good week ahead. <BR> Love making my lists when my to do list is doable. Mon, 26 Nov 2012 18:45:18 EST Weekend blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5145751 Wow what a weekend, I enjoyed Turkey Day with my inlaws, mom put on a spread that included some healthy choices. I did not hurt myself eating too much. Friday was a tough day, my dog almost died getting her fixed and taking care of her was a struggle, poor thing is still not eating and drinking as she should. I have been looking forward to small business Saturday all week and it was a blast. I visited stores downtown I did not know exsisted, way cool. I got a few christmas presents too. Tod... Sun, 25 Nov 2012 08:59:00 EST Week is shaping up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5141258 I had the best weekend, I am just that geeky that I love being in a play, putting on a party and reaching my fundraising goal all at the same time. Whoot! <BR> The Murder/Mystery/Dinner/Auction was a success. <BR> This weekend I also found the dresser set I have been looking for for months. I wanted quality peices of furniture for free or super cheap. I got two Bassett Dressers in excellant condition that had to be around a grand each when new for 95 bucks including the cost of renting a tr... Tue, 20 Nov 2012 08:46:39 EST a nice evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5139058 My two big fundriasers of the year are behind me. <BR> I am so happy that everything went well, everyone was so kind and nice about everything. I feel positively positive with how kind people are. <BR> I hope everyone had as much fun as I did. It is so nice to hear how people enjoyed the events I plan, cuz even if I don't make a ton of cash I do make people happy. <BR> Now I have the Ren. feast to plan in Feb. Looking forward to that too. <BR> I plan to do some promoting of that. So first pri... Sun, 18 Nov 2012 07:56:15 EST Whoot another crazy weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5137549 My to do list is so fun: <BR> Find an Elvis Costume <BR> Find a Sharriffs costume <BR> Find gloves for a bride <BR> decorate a wedding cake <BR> make crafts and create gift baskets <BR> reherse and be in a play Saturday <BR> I love my job! Fri, 16 Nov 2012 14:42:45 EST Whoot for the weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5131223 Friday , I was able to start some art projects and take my dog for a walk on the beach. Saturday I had a fantastic day. woke up and had a good breakfast, went to the farmers market and a craft show. Went shopping with my family and came home to do yard work a for a couple of hours. I got the compost pile started over te garden plot, trimmed back all the hedges,swept the deck,racked the back and with my daughter, who has been ill for a long time, it felt so good to be working outside with he... Sun, 11 Nov 2012 07:05:30 EST I have had a couple of good days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129788 I spent yeasterday taking my daughter to run errends and go shopping. <BR> I started my Christmas shopping, had a lovely dinner with her and enjoyed the weather. Today I got to paint a Thanksgiving door decoration, go for a hike on the beach with my dog and stop at the Library. I also used the sparkrecipe for crustless quiche again, it is a great recipe and I used the mustard greens and sage out of my own garden to make it even better. Now I am going to work on my mosaic project and enjoy my... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 16:59:48 EST Satisfying day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118428 I am finally getting on top of my to do list. I feel just a normal amount of stress lol. I had a successful fundraiserl. I am planning another fun fundraiser and plan to party for Dawili next week, and I love! Holloween. I also hope to find a new furry friend tomorrow, a schauzer puppy tomorrow. So lots ot look forwad to and lots of fun ahead. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 21:51:49 EST whoot for my long weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5108866 Best weekend in forever. The lodge over the dam, listening to the rushing water, watching the salmon jump and the tourists take pictures. Rock hunting, shopping, saw a great film in a vinatage theatre. Took some great walks and enjoyed the fall colors and weather so much. Felt so good to be away and happy to be home. Mon, 22 Oct 2012 18:51:04 EST Ok I am ready to start again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5103675 I got my work out in already and I know tracking my calories is what I need to do. <BR> I have had sucess before and I can have success again. Even with going away on vaction this weekend. I am feeling reved and motivated and thank God my ankle has healed enough that I can work out pain free. Whoot! <BR> Here We Go!!!! Thu, 18 Oct 2012 11:34:28 EST breathing deep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5095709 Had to put my dog down Monday, tomorrow I find out my daughters test results for possible epilipsy. <BR> So deep breath, greive a little, hope a little and take a vacation next weekend. <BR> Walking and exercising every day helps. <BR> I am doing a candida cleanse that is doing a pretty good job surpressing my appitite. Thu, 11 Oct 2012 20:23:14 EST Way cool Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080921 Had a great Sunday! Church went great, I helped raise another $60 for Cropwalk, then took my daughter to the beach briefly. We went home and I made us salads for lunch. Then we worked in the yard and now the backyard looks amazing. We took out and burned the brush pile, pulled off the ivy from the house,planted two blue spruce and I took out the dead flowers from the planters and put up some owls and a pumkin we grew. Then I got to do a little painting on my Hollween plaque I am working on, ... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 17:34:58 EST Another Amazing Saturdy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079945 I had such an amzing day. I got up and made my daughter and I a great breakfast, ham and eggs and blueberry pancakes with a cup of hot cocoa. They I took my daughter to Grand Rapids for Artprize and that was such good fun. I took her out to lunch there and then drove home through the country. It was so lovely the trees turning and the feilds so green still. we stopped at an estate sale. I was so inspired by artprize I started three art projects when I got home, planted some herbs in a pot, ... Sat, 29 Sep 2012 21:59:43 EST Whoa made it through my Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5071169 I am so proud I made it through my Saturday. <BR> I managed to get everything together, including recipes and freezing advice page <BR> for a food truck at 2pm, got home and got my car packed for an overnight fundraiser, sleepingout side in the park in cardboard boxes with my youth group and boy did we have fun, my youth group won bowling passes for best decorated boxes and won movie passees for the scavenger hunt. I survived sleeping on the ground and so did my youth group. Now I need to c... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 07:47:48 EST September IS better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5066495 My dog is doing ok though still terminal <BR> My sister is going to Mayo for her breastcancer and you cant do better then that <BR> My daughter is doing better, doing a Candida cleanse that is really helping <BR> I didnt get fired <BR> I life is better and I am feeling better, I know I can handle this and still <BR> work toward my goals. <BR> Thanks for the kind words everyone! <BR> <em>104</em> Wed, 19 Sep 2012 14:19:23 EST Just venting, total downer week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5033552 I try really hard to be postive but dang this month has good and truely sucked: <BR> My dog has been diagnosed with terminal cancer <BR> My sister is battleing breast cancer <BR> My daughter is so ill she has had to drop out of college and quit her job but not finding out what is wrong with her <BR> I need to see a doctor about a lump in my throat <BR> I made a big mistake at work that might get me fired <BR> Money is getting to be a serious issue <BR> I feel so lonely,fat,ugly and unhappy r... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 17:55:35 EST Hello Yoga http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4987446 I have been practicing yoga for about 5 yrs off and on and I have taught yoga to children. After my ankle injury in Nov. I missed doing many of the poses and what is yoga without sun salutation? But I have now gone to two yoga classes and I am sore but my ankle is fine and it feels FANTASTIC. I feel so blessed to be healing and my body taking care of me and me trying to take care of my body. <BR> I have noticed being more active does make me more hungry but does help my digestion a lot too. ... Thu, 26 Jul 2012 08:19:58 EST Good Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4985474 Got up after a good sleep, then had my sister and nefew visit, took my nefew and daughter to the candy store, the library then to MB3 which they loved. <BR> Then a good lunch and dinner and took my family to the Y to swim. I did not eat well but did a lot esle well Tue, 24 Jul 2012 22:03:52 EST Well done Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4983631 Got my butt up and out to yoga class, then weight machines, then swam 16 laps. <BR> After my ankle injury in Nov. sidelined me, this feels fantastic. Then I got home made a healthy lunch and took my daughter to the park and the museum. <BR> It has been a wonderful day. One I thoroughly enjoyed. I am sure I will be sore tomorrow and I know I wont work out like that every day. But today feels like step in the right direction. <em>403</em> Mon, 23 Jul 2012 17:34:50 EST First day of the week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4982150 Sunday is the first day of the week, a new begining, a new start a new blast of motivation. I started the week right being conscienece of what I ate and exercising. Now if I can count my calories and keep at the exercising. Hello yoga class tomorrow, Bring on the week I am ready to spark it! Sun, 22 Jul 2012 19:54:59 EST Moving in the right direction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4970969 Taking stock of my week, it was a roller coaster of highs and lows but I really feel like I have come out on top: <BR> 1. I lost three pounds, feel physically good <BR> 2. My ankle is healing <BR> 3. My daughter has had a couple of really good days and has a direction to go in to get well. <BR> 4. Finances are stable and we are doing well. <BR> 5. I had a great day with my daughter yesterday. <BR> 6. I love my job and have lots of exciting projects to work on. <BR> 7.There is the potential fo... Sun, 15 Jul 2012 09:07:53 EST I will abide http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4967101 Sometimes the times of waiting are the hardest. <BR> Waiting for the economy to change so I can find a better job <BR> Waiting for the test results and finding a doctor who can diagnose my daughter <BR> Waiting to see results from diet and exercise changes <BR> Waiting to see if my sister will survive her breat cancer <BR> Waiting to see what life will bring next into my life <BR> Usually I am great at waiting, I always look on the bright side, I have a job in the first place, my daughter se... Thu, 12 Jul 2012 11:54:46 EST Sunday weirdness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4960877 Ok have not had a day this gross since my daughter was potty trained. <BR> I came home from working in the community garden in the dirt, to clean up the dogs puke, that had dried out over night so when I took it outside the wind blew the dried puke back on to me. Also when I picked up the rug there was a huge spider under it I had to kill. Then I went for a short walk in the woods with my husband to get away from my sister talking about how nauseous she is all the time. In the woods I almost... Sun, 8 Jul 2012 17:38:16 EST Took a peek at my motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4959474 Ok I think I saw a hint of my motivation today, I got up and exercised, worked in the garden, had lunch with my family after a healthy snack and got some cleaning done around the house. Even did some shopping that needed doing. <BR> I feel ready for the weekend not overwhelmed by it as I so often feel. I won't mindlessly snack tonight and I will give myself the pep talks I need to keep moving in the right direction. thanks for the words of encouragement they truly help. <em>237</em> Sat, 7 Jul 2012 16:06:02 EST looking for my motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4958289 I seem to have lost my motivtion and it scares me. I so want to get back to healthy eating and taking the pounds off. I want to see myself as healthy and well as I can. With the stress I have been under I have been eating to feel better. <BR> I long to start feeling I am doing my best to be my best. My ankle is healing so hopefully I will be able to make progress exercising. Fri, 6 Jul 2012 16:54:30 EST Tuesday counting blessings. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4953342 I feel vry fortunate, my health is improving. My daughter is slightly better. <BR> We have a lovely home in a beutiful place. I see sparking lakes and happy people ever single day. I am well educated an like to learn new things all the time. <BR> I have work I love that people acctually pay me for. I have a library near by and <BR> family that cares. I have a lot to be thankful for. Tue, 3 Jul 2012 10:33:39 EST Been a good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4946849 Such a good day. Good news flooding in. Had some investments pay off so a little cash flow was helpful. My daughter got some test results from the doctor. Good news/Bad News kind of thing. My daughter seems a little improved but still very sick. We need to see more doctors and try more things to see if we can get her well. But I am happy we have insurance, some savings now and hope for a better day. Thu, 28 Jun 2012 21:21:29 EST More good ways to relieve my stress. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4915998 Yesterday was a little less stressed, got my daughter to the doctors and on a new med. I finished off my mani/pedi, got donations delivered to the Pet pantry, it is a dog food pantry for folks who need help with pet supplies. Cashed a paycheck and I went shopping , always a good stress reliever. So while I can't always control what life throws at me I can control how I respond to it and I can still enjoy life. Today I already got a good walk in and I am thrilled to say my ankle feels grea... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 09:35:30 EST Best ways to handle my stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4913772 I so enjoyed my day despite it being very stressful. I stayed home with my daughter since she was feeling very unwell. Had to talk to our lawyer today and had an argument with my Mother - in - law, something that hardly ever happens. So, I gardened , cleaning out some weeds and making a new bed for my hostas. Found a toad that my daughter got to kiss. I also baked and cooked my heart out. Low Fat banana bread, granola,and a wonderful chicken won ton dinner for my family. So I spent a lo... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 20:05:19 EST