JAXMOMMY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JAXMOMMY JAXMOMMY'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/ BLC25: Final Fitness Test & Plans For In-Between http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742975 I wanted to outline my plans for the break between round 25 and 26, but I also wanted to talk a bit about my fitness test! <BR> <BR> As part of the BLC25 we had to do the SP Fitness Tests every 4 weeks and I made marked improvements! Namely, my heart rate after doing the 3 minute step up test was dramatically lower and that is due to the change in my thyroid meds, but also because I am fit and strong!! Due to finally getting my heart rate under control I improved on the number of push-ups ... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 21:10:12 EST What I Loved About BLC25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742089 You know, I wish I could learn to upload a pic from my phone to my blogs! And, please don't bother giving me lessons. I am blind and have to learn how to do it on my own and one day I will! But, that is besides my point.... <BR> <BR> I joined BLC25 as a Sunset Stingray in January to help me stick to healthy habits and hope that a bit of competition would inspire me to lose weight! But, I got so much more out of it this time! The BLC is a member created challenge administrated by some ... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 12:21:28 EST You Know You Are Old When.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740288 As many of you know on June 18 I turned 49. 49 does not bother me! My parents were told I may not se age 20, so every year is a gift to me!! But, even though I am young at heart, I still get signs that age is creeping up on me and I may actually be.... Dare I say it.... Old!! <BR> <BR> 1. The music you used to find so rad and controversial is now your background music for your walking workouts! Yep, those "rad" groups like The Clash and yes, even The Sex Pistols and a whole lot of V... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 18:38:24 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719720 Hello my wonderful Spark Friends! Just wanted to post a quick update about life! <BR> <BR> Dad gets his epidural tomorrow, which is my birthday. But, when I reminded him what the date tomorrow is he remembered it is my b-day! Last year he didn't even recognize that it was my birthday. He then starts his botox injections on Thursday. He has his hopes up way too high I think, but that is him.... I just hope he will not be disappointed! I keep trying to give him reality checks, but he... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 09:31:00 EST Stuff & More Stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713806 First, let me say that despite the rare snows we had this past winter the bugs are horrible! I'm being eaten alive out at the pool! Sassy has already chewed thru 3 garden hoses so we fear hooking up the zapper and her electrocuting herself by chewing the cord! I have little welps on my fingers, my arms and my legs! My fingers!! <BR> <BR> Dad had 3 MD appointments last week. The pain MD said to take him off his blood thinner for 7 days and he would give Dad another epidural(sP?). the ... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 23:56:22 EST Quick Check In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707163 Stuff that was not on the web program when I checked last night are back and now my students are as confused as I! It is like the program is eating stuff and then spitting it back out! Grrr! <BR> <BR> Dad woke up this AM in a tremendous amount of pain. All down his right side, his good side, he was hurting. Hurting so badly he said he couldn't move! No doctors were available to see him today, but we did get his pain doc appt. moved up to Tuesday instead of him suffering for another 2 ... Fri, 30 May 2014 23:22:26 EST Stressed, Thoust Name Is Melissa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706442 Augh! I am stressed out man! I mean, really stressed. No need to go into detail. My dad and all his health issues, my sadness attributed to my many losses, and the darn computer! I love change, I embrace change! I'll try almost anything once, but I hate, hate, hate computer program changes! <BR> <BR> I am still struggling to get used to my new computer system. I am struggling to use SP's new team page format and I am sstruggling to teach my summer online class due to all these new c... Fri, 30 May 2014 00:01:52 EST The New & Improved Melissa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703154 I want to tell you all.... I know when you read my blogs you might think I am the most depressed person on this earth! but, it really is not true. I am generally a happy, optimistic person! Those who know me well, know this. But, the blog seems like a good place to let the dark side out and it is good for me to know I don't struggle all alone and others have been there and done that too. I always try to rmember the good in my life, even when it seems really really bad. And, I am determ... Sun, 25 May 2014 23:19:27 EST Missing You... A Ruff Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702405 Friday, May 23, was the first anniversary of us putting our beloved, faithful, loyal and loving Jack down. For those of you who don't know, Jack was the first pet my husband and I had as a family. Jack came to me in 2004 after my sister, then my brother died. I commented to a friend that I felt like my childhood died and she said she had the fix for me and the fix ended up being a 4 month old pup named Jack! Well, he didn't have an actual name at the time and my 4 y/o nephew said we shoul... Sat, 24 May 2014 22:00:58 EST Take It Off, Take It All Off, but 5% At A Time.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702395 I invite all my Spark Pals and anyone else who is not already doing the 5% challenge to sign up for the Summer Version of the 5% challenge. Here is a great blog that explains it all for you: <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702211 </link> <BR> <BR> The great thing is that the challenge allows you to focus on a healthy goal each week for 8 weeks and by completing those goals you can lose 5% of your body weight or more! You are also... Sat, 24 May 2014 21:44:52 EST Well, I did It Anyhow... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693748 I had a rough weekend. Mother's Day blues and all that. On Saturday, I woke up feeling thin and weighed and found I had gained 2 pounds! 2 pounds?! What? So, instead of following my own advice to teammates who allow the scale to dictate their mood, I did. I was down. Real down. I was down anyhow, but even downer with my weight. So, not listening to my advice again I just did nothing. No walking, no cardio, no ST. Nothing. <BR> <BR> I did pamper myself by just relaxing with a ... Mon, 12 May 2014 22:34:09 EST Happy Mother's Day & Remembering My Own http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692699 Happy Mother's Day to ALL mothers.... Mothers of sons, mothers of daughters, mothers of all of the above.... Dog mommies, cat mommies and all pet mommies of any and all species.... Godmothers, aunts, grandmothers, adoptive mothers and adopted mothers..... Wanna be mothers and mommies to be.... Gay mothers, lesbian mothers, foster mothers and everything in between! I wish you all a healthy, happy day full of love and happy memories! <BR> <BR> My mom and I didn't celebrate mother's day... Sun, 11 May 2014 15:33:21 EST Summer? Already? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689953 Our weather here in lovely Southern Virginia is very summer like! I'm not sure of the temp today, but I was out to play with Miss Sassy today and it was very warm and muggy! Very humid. I think there may very well be a big thunderstorm tonight or this evening. <BR> <BR> They are calling for it to be 90 tomorrow, 89 on Friday and warm all weekend! WooHoo! Those of you who know me know how much I love my pool! It is not a fancy pool. It is an above ground, but the deck was fashioned t... Wed, 7 May 2014 16:49:12 EST Too Much Of Even A Good Thing Is Still Too Much.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689172 Nope, wish it was good, healthy food I was talking about, but nope, not me! I'm talking about exercise! I've gotten over 100 minutes of exercise the past 2 days. I don't find time, I make time. Luckily I work a lot from home, so can do workouts in between spending countless hours on the computer! But, today I am dragging. Really feeling worn down. Guess my body still has not bounced back from the weekend illness. Plus, I exercised during the illness. Too much? Maybe. <BR> <BR> Bu... Tue, 6 May 2014 18:47:40 EST My BLC25 Goals & Fitness Test Results & Thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687271 So, BLC25 has begun! I'm happy to be part of the Sunset Stingray gang again! We are in the middle toward end of our first weekend challenge. We were asked to post a blog on our goals for the next 12 weeks and do a fitness test according to SP guidelines. So, here I am! First let me say.... I've been sick, real sick, but still impressed that I did as well as I did on my fitness tests! <BR> <BR> My Goals For the Next 12 Weeks: <BR> <BR> 1. Lose 12 pounds; 1 pound per week. Seems so... Sun, 4 May 2014 15:00:21 EST Foot On The Mend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679685 Went to my ortho doctor today for a foot check up! In fact, I had an appointment with him, Anthony did and Dad did too! I asked for a family discount, but was denied! <BR> <BR> Doctor says my foot is showing signs of healing, but where the break is located is a place that makes for slow healing. He said I needed to stop breaking bones that are difficult to heal. The tibia is a bad bone to break as is the top bone in the foot and all I needed to break was my wrist. I told him I took ca... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 18:24:58 EST Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678815 I am still not on a losing streak when it comes to my weight! I really need to take control of my eating. I will start with the plan to only eat a half portion or a single portion or whatever and then if it taste good to me I just keep eating! I know there is something preventing me from losing this weight. That something is Me!! But, again, not sure why I am resistant to the changes I need to make. Not sure at all. <BR> <BR> Foot isn't too bad today. I am up to 190 miles walked sin... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:43:49 EST What A Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678087 Boy did I have trouble sleeping last night! I took a pain pill, so was surprised that sleep didn't come more easily. It didn't. It eased the pain in my foot and that was a good thing! But, I didn't fall asleep until near daylight and then it was a restless sleep. I had to be up and in class by 8, so did that and actually was able to manage class without feeling totally bumfuzzled and confused! We actually had fun in both classes today. But, my foot got to hurting again! Real bad! I s... Tue, 22 Apr 2014 18:02:35 EST Ouch! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677282 Well, I've been doing well with my broken foot. No real pain. Well.... Until today! It is hurting. My fault of course. Thought I could sneak an indoor jog in today, but nooooo! No jogging for me! Then I tried a side plank on that right side and oh no!! More pain! Am I a masochist? I don't think so as I am not enjoying this at all! Ouch! Will have to go back to taking it easy! Groan, grumble, grumble, sigh! <BR> <BR> So, what do I call the woman who married my dead sister's hu... Mon, 21 Apr 2014 17:52:59 EST Good News!! What?! From Melissa?! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671366 Yes, it is true! I have some good news for a change! I finally got in to see my orthopedic doctor on Friday and he said I didn't need a cast or a boot right now. The broken pieces of my foot are still lined up and don't appear to be moving, so I can just be sure to stay off my toes and wear sturdy soled shoes like, yes, yes, yes, my favorite Skechers!! He also told me I could do any exercise I wanted to do as long as it didn't hurt, but if it did hurt to stop! So, that means I can probab... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 18:21:51 EST My Mind Wonders As It Wanders http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667512 I am teaching a section on stress management in my psych classes right now. Today we were talking about effective coping skills and one was Mental (shoot! Having a mental blank right now) It is not mental concentration, but something to that effect.... To help recude stress use mental _____ like martial arts or swimming. I had to smile to myself. I suppose that if I swam as one was supposed to and concentrated on breathing and my arms and legs moving in the most efficient way I would n... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 15:49:24 EST We Can Do This!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5666644 As I read the comments posted in response to my BLC Goal Recap blog one thing kept coming up again and again.... "We Can Do this"! When I respond to Spark friends who are struggling in any way, whether it be weight loss, personal conflicts, family drama, loneliness, sadness, you name it, I tell them they are never, ever alone! I said it a lot, but did I believe it? I think I did to a certain extent, but maybe it was one of those things that worked for everyone else except me! But, in ju... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 15:38:07 EST BLC 24 Goal Recap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665128 For our final weekend challenge for the BLC 24 we are to recap our BLC 24 goals. As I've said before, I do weekly goals instead of longer term goals, but I am going to sort of recap the entire 12 weeks in this blog: <BR> <BR> 1. I will cook and eat a meal at home at least 2 times per week: This is a goal I met early in the chalenge and then fell away from after my 2 vacations! I need to get back on track with this one to save on fat, calories and money! I am going grocery shopping tomor... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 15:33:20 EST Marching (Well Limping) Into April http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663633 So, March was not an altogether bad month for me, but not altogether good either. <BR> <BR> As most of you know, I went on 2 cruises in March! One at the beginning and one at the end. I did well on the first one. Barely gained 2/10 of a pound and then lost soon as some of the water retention came off. I did stay active and drink my water the whole time. I didn't do as well on the 2nd cruise, but still was active and drank my water. <BR> <BR> In Nassau, The Bahamas, I was sorta push... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 15:57:56 EST 2014 Spring 5% Challenge Pre-Assignments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663624 I am so grateful that as my BLC 24 challenge winds down, the spring 5% challenge picks up! I struggle enough without me not having a team to which to be accountable! <BR> <BR> Prior to each session of the 5% challenge we are asked to complete some assignments. Here are the ones I can recall: <BR> 1. I updated my page for the challenge. I am happy to be home again, home again with the Firecrackers. I did love being with the Starfish too though! I met so many good friends with the St... Thu, 3 Apr 2014 15:45:54 EST Today Is Sassy's First Birthday & Why I Love My Dog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5651729 Today is my Sassy Girl's first birthday. So hard to believe that 9 months have passed since we adopted her! She is such a delight! If you have not seen pics yet, visit my photo gallery and check her out. She is beautiful! When we got her she was a mere 9 pounds 11 oz.! Those of you who have human children know how fast they grow and change! she is now a strong, lean 40 pounds. But, she still thinks she is 9 pounds and walks all over me. Ha, she walks all over me both figatively and l... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 16:12:24 EST The Green & The Orange http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650125 St. Patrick's Day. This is the 2nd without my Mom and still feels weird not to get a St. Patty's card in the mail from her. I miss her. <BR> <BR> My FIL went to the doctor today and he has a severe sprain which requires him to stay off his leg for 6 to 8 weeks. He is 75 years old by the way, so seems like good advice to me. Of course, my MIL made his injury all about her. Just imagine how you would feel if someone told you they would be dead in 6 to 8 weeks since you got hurt and can'... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 16:32:01 EST I'm Home, For Now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649240 Had a great time on the cruise! Hubby lost weight and I stayed the same! How about that? I'm so happy for us! <BR> <BR> The In-laws were not bad. A lot of complaining per usual, but I learned how to block that out! The only issue was my FIL fell and hurt his knee really bad on Thursday night. He was not able to put any weight on it and saw the MD on board. They couldn't determine anything, so he will see a doctor tomorrow. Hopefully it is nothing too bad. <BR> <BR> I had 2 massa... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 15:33:27 EST Lent? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5640908 What are you giving up for lent? Yes, this is part of my religion, at least the religion into which I was born. Yes, I was born Catholic and at one time would have said I will die Catholic, but now I am not sure.... My mom made sure both my sister and brother had Catholic funerals, but now what? Mom is dead and Dad is not capable of planning another child's funeral should he outlive me. He is not capable of planning much since his stroke. <BR> <BR> Even though I am not a practicing Ca... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 23:31:28 EST Thanks & My March Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639663 I just want to thank all of you who commented on my blog in tribute of many of our friend, Lori. She was very special and a Sparker until the very end! Thank you for the words of condolence and sympathy and all the prayers going out for Lori's friends and family. <BR> <BR> OK, if I don't post my March goals March will be gone! I know I'm getting old, but really? Does time have to fly by so quickly? <BR> <BR> 1. Weight: For March I am going to focus on maintenance instead of loss. ... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 15:52:49 EST Goodbye To A Dear Spark Friend As Well As A Friend To Spark People http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638743 I just learned of the death of a dear Spark Friend, Lori aka LITTLE_QUEEN. I lost touch with Lori because she was losing her eyesight to diabetes as I have and the only contact I had with her was thru SP and FB. I do not know why she died and I mean that figuratively and literally. She was a beautiful, pure person. She gave, gave, gave. <BR> <BR> I send out my sympathies and my love to Lori's closest Spark friends which includes Pixie and Arlene. I give my sympathies and love to all t... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 16:05:12 EST For My Sunset Stingray Friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638704 I'm not sure what is wrong with this post other than all my spelling errors, but every time I tried to post it on my Team Chat Thread SP kept giving me an error. I cut and am pasting it here. <BR> <BR> Hi Stingrays! We blind folk often discuss is it better to be a BSB (blind since birth) or a NewB (someone who becomes blind after seeing)... The answer is really neither. But, I feel like the BSBs adapt better since they have no choice. Anyhow, I bring that up because is it better to ha... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 15:02:21 EST February Recap & So Forth... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638069 OK, for Februrary I got my 12 visits in for Curves. I didn't always make 3 visits a week per my goal, but I did it. I didn't make 3 visits per week due to them closing for weather and when my wanna be cold had me too worn out. So, I feel pretty good about my goals there. Oh, also, I have steadily increaded my calorie burn each time and met an all time calorie burn on Friday of 331. I've actually been staying under 300 calories most days, so this is great! <BR> <BR> I did meet my walki... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 21:59:55 EST An Actual New Show, My Cold, Computer Woes & Another wasted Day So Far! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634502 Well, if you want to count paid work as a wasted day, that is what it has been! I've been working and enrolled in a class to help me do my teaching job better online. We shall see. <BR> OK, yesterday I wanted to blog about a new show and ended up talking about The Steve Harvey Show and forgot the new show! I do love Steve Harvey and it is my only daytime TV vice! But, the show I wanted to tel you about is called Growing Up Fisher and it is on NBC at 9 PM on Tuesdays, it might be on at 9... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:32:16 EST Bad Day! New Show! Think I Got The cold! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633846 OK, today started out good... I got up went to class and and had 2 great classes with students discussing topics! Even my first class of the day which is usually very quiet and non-interactive spoke up today! Then, I went to Curves to be sure I get my 12 days in for the month after missing a couple snow days and then 1 day with my sore back! I came home and did my walk and watched a lot of TV. <BR> <BR> I know, shame on me, but I am a huge Steve Harvey fan and he had Betty White on and... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 22:44:38 EST SMART GOALS & Then Some http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5632707 For The BLC 24 challenge this weekend we are supposed to revisit and revamp our 2014 SMART Goals. Well, I hope it is OK, but I have taken to only making weekly goals. I am looking at short term changes for long term results. SMART Goals are specific, measureable, achieveable, realistic and time oriented. So, for the past 6 weeks I have more or less stuck to these same SMART goals: <BR> 1. I will cook and eat a meal at home at least 2 times this week. Why? Take out food is killing me and my ... Mon, 24 Feb 2014 16:44:38 EST Look Out Old Wives, Weekly Review, Thanks, & Sickness... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630165 For those of you who commented on my Slow Learner blog about my pup.... Thanks! I was pleased to know that her mouth on mmine was actually submissive. She is really a rather good puppy. My husband and I are very fortunate, VERY, fortunate to have been found by the dogs we have had so far! Today she was arguing furiously with that dog in the mirror! She's rather petite and sounds ferocious! She's barking at that dog that runs the neighborhood now. His people make me so angry! He run... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:51:38 EST I think My Dog is A Slow Learner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629616 I'm not sure. Maybe she is even the correct word for mentally retarded. Again, she is not a year old, so maybe this is normal, but.... <BR> <BR> She will be 1 on March 19. She still barks at herself in the bedroom mirror, the oven door and the dishwasher. It is funny but you don't want to laugh at an animal who may be mentally challenged! By now shouldn't she know that is her? She gets vicious with the dog in the mirror. She runs one way and barks and that other dog does the same. ... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 21:38:00 EST Winter? Spring? Summer? Fall? Mother Nature, Puh-leez!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5629434 What season is it? In this week alone so far it has been as low as 30 and as high as 72! It has rained, it has been sunny, it has been cloudy (but no meatballs)! And then there are some of you still being pounded by snow! It is just crazy! <BR> <BR> But, I'm not complaining. So far my area got 1 big snow and 1 smaller snow and that is enough for me. When the people around here start complaining and they do, I remind them to think of the people living in Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Michi... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 17:03:48 EST And, Some More Winter Ponderlands.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623491 Hello. We got it! We got over 9 inches of snow which is a blizzard for us. The media is making it sound much worse than it is and people don't know how to drive in it down here. So, there are a lot of accidents. But, VDOT did a fine job this snow. The last little snow left the roads covered and then icy for days due to melt refreeze. But, they have the main roads scraped and salted and rather clear. The side roads, especially out here in the county leave more to be desired, but we can... Thu, 13 Feb 2014 21:50:33 EST Snow Silence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622699 One reason I love a good snow is the perfect silence that comes along with it around here. As I said in a previous blog, people here panic with a few inches and go nuts with 9 inches which is what we have right now! Luckily, most of them stay home and do not cause danger to themselves or others out on the roads. Thus, the perfect silence... No cars, no loose dogs romaing and barking. Oh, how I hope the loose dogs found shelter! It is just quiet and peaceful. <BR> <BR> The snow is pow... Wed, 12 Feb 2014 23:08:41 EST 6 to 12" Of Winter Panic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621530 So, they are calling for a "severe winter storm" here now starting tomorrow (Wed.) afternoon lasting until Thurs. afternoon. I put it in quotes because how can you call it severe when so many of you have so much more snow and for so much longer? Does no one, including the media, hear weather reports from across the country or is it just none of them are getting healthy and fit here on SP? Yes, 6 to 12 inches of snow for us is a big butt deal! It is massive in fact, but it is supposed to s... Tue, 11 Feb 2014 16:06:16 EST More Winter Ponderland & My Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5620574 Been walking to 70s music. What are alligator lizzards in the air? Who is so vain? did Carly ever fess up? KC & The Sunshine Band, love 'em or hate 'em? I love 'em! I was thinking maybe alligator lizzards were helicopters? <BR> <BR> They are calling for snow for us. Some say it will start tonight and last thru Thursday. some are saying tomorrow night thru Wed. I say I will wait and see. <BR> <BR> For you pet people.... does your pet, your dog, cat, lizzard, etc. help you exerc... Mon, 10 Feb 2014 15:48:51 EST Winter Ponderland II http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618056 Allowing my mind to wonder some more.... <BR> <BR> One thought is that you really need to not let your computer go bad if you teach an online class! I am so behind on my work due to all my computer issues! And, when I try to work I fall even further behind because the new computer or the borrowed computer is not doing what my old, faithful and familiar computer used to do! That is a good thing in 1 respect, but a not so good thing in a few others!! <BR> <BR> We are still getting the ... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 17:28:51 EST Crazy Weather & Pitiful Puppy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5614464 As most of you know, I have a new puppy. No, I don't have any pics of her up on SP yet, but hopefully soon! She will be 11 months old on the 19th. She is a mess! It took us about 3 days to spoil her rotten and we've been wrapped around her little toe ever since! Today I woke up to her standing there with not 1, but 2 tug toys in her mouth, ready to play! She even followed me into the bathroom waiting for the first game of tug of the day! I've been doing this workout with a small beach... Mon, 3 Feb 2014 22:12:31 EST A Superbowl Of A Week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613516 I had a good week. I was tired for alot of it and a bit weaker than usual, but I did my workouts and felt good overall. I think it may be PMS week, so that explains feeling tired and weak. <BR> <BR> I had a full body massage with hot stones on Saturday. That was great in itself, but I had a great NSV that day too! Well, 2 NSVs! First, I upped my calorie burn on the Curves Smart circuit. I was doing pretty poorly all week and really upped my performance on Saturday. Then, I went for ... Sun, 2 Feb 2014 23:32:37 EST January 2014 Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611269 First, let me say that I am so excited about how my Ponderland blog yesterday sparked so many good memories for my Spark friends! Sometimes my mind just wonders and I feel the need to let some of it out! I do love my I Tunes Radio and am pretty sure I do much more walking as a result! Oh yeah, dancing too! I am a much better dancer than singer! <BR> <BR> OK, by this time I should be much thinner than I am. But, I love food! I love to eat! I am exercising like crazy but still chubby!... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 14:45:42 EST Winter Ponderland http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5610680 Although I had to go into work today, it was a good day! We were on a 2 hour delay which was not a good idea since at least 1 student was invovled in an accident on the icy spot right in front of the college! Plus, they did not do a good job cleaning up the sidewalks and if you don't know already.... I am petrified of ice! I broke my leg on some black ice in a handicapped parking space in PA 6 years ago this very weekend. I'm not your usual patient... If something goes wrong with me it ... Thu, 30 Jan 2014 23:19:32 EST Winter Wonderland Still http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609407 Winter Wonderland.... <BR> I wonder why peple do buy up all the eggs, milk and bread when it snows? Like my Spark friend Monaca said, I never looked out to see it snowing and thought "I must go make some french toast!" <BR> <BR> My friend at Curves today told me she and her hubby went to WalMart last night so he could "play" in his big truck and that some young adults were buying beer for some teenagers. I never understood what drove people to get drunk when it snows either. But, hon... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 16:36:39 EST Real Snow!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5608441 I know so many of yu don't want to hear it, but we finally got some real snow and I couldn't be happier! Snow is pretty rare around here in Southern VA. It is even rarer on the coast of NC and SC, but looks like we are all in for a bit! <BR> <BR> No, I don't want to live where some of you do where it snows all the time, at least it has this winter! I am happy with my 4 seasons, my regular sized insects and my fairly mild winters and summers. But, I have to admit, when it snows it makes... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 17:26:34 EST