JDTHUMPER's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JDTHUMPER JDTHUMPER'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/ Sugar had my number on speed dial http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546169 Boy where do I start I have been away from this site longer then I should have been. <BR> I have come to realize that enough is enough and where I struggle the most. <BR> I am a stress and bordom eater. and whe I do go for snacks they are packed with carbs and sugar!!! Lots of SUGAR!!! <BR> <BR> I am now on a sugar detox and well my body is liking it but my head not so much every day around 11am I start to get a migraine and I know its because I haven't had any sugar. <BR> <BR> Why d... Wed, 20 Nov 2013 13:32:48 EST Change of plans... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4518425 So here goes a typical week at my home: <BR> <BR> I start off Sunday and well we go to church, Sunday School and home group in the evening:) In the midts of this day I will plan out meals and a work out schedule for me or at least I hope so. <BR> <BR> Daily wake up at 4am pack my lunch, take care of dogs, complete a few household chores and hope I complete them in time to get my morning bike ride in.... Pack my daughters lunch if necessary, make breakfast and get ready for work.... pick ... Tue, 4 Oct 2011 08:17:56 EST A Fool No More! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4371988 The time to change is now! What better time to make changes in my life then now. My daughter is older and is starting to want to do more so I really should get her more involved with my fitness program- unfortunately I can't take her to the gym with me for a few years yet. They need to be 13 and she is only 9. <BR> <BR> I have been doing more things like swimming and walking back the road so she can ride her bike and well soon basketball season will be here... <BR> <BR> I am still n... Tue, 19 Jul 2011 08:44:56 EST It's already April ..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4140526 It's already April and well my injury has prevailed over me. I know that it takes time and there are two really hard lessons I am learning from this injury. 1st is I need to rely on others and know that I am not a burden. Most people are willing to help even when you are healthy and can do things for yourself you just need to ask... The 2nd is patients which I have none. I am in such a hurry to be healed and back at it full time that I forget how badly injured I really am. Then I do some... Mon, 4 Apr 2011 07:56:38 EST Update on me MIA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4004047 Well some of you may know already that the day after Christmas I tore my achilles tendon playing volley ball! I went up for the perfect set all intent to kill that ball! when it felyt like bees stinging my calf and someone stepping on the back of my foot; needless to say I never left the floor; I did manage to hit the ball over the net by bumping it over. <BR> <BR> Of course it had to be the right foot too- so no driving for me! <BR> <BR> I had surgery 1/6/11 the doctor told my husban... Wed, 9 Feb 2011 12:57:51 EST Refreshed after the Youth Retreat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3826882 The youth retreat was wonderful. I know that I was a bit worried a weekend with a bunch of teenagers, what was I thinking. The speaker we had was amazing. When he spoke he had so much energy and he made it a point to include everyone into his speech including the adult sponsors that were along. How he remembered all our names? <BR> <BR> The teens got along extremely well. We broke off into small groups after each session to discuss how the session applies to our lives what we could do... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 07:57:25 EST Time to get my head out of the SAND! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3789453 Now it is time i got my head out of the SAND and faced reality! I haven't remained over 200 + pounds because I want to or I have to! I have because I have LAZY tendencies. I do great for weeks and months at a time! I drop 15-25 pounds and am starting to feel proud of myself. Then I cheat and get away with it the weight doesn't creep back up right away but it eventually does. <BR> <BR> Why? How did that happen? Oh yeah that's right, I've missed a few days of exercise, or I cut my exe... Wed, 17 Nov 2010 08:15:42 EST Crazy Busy Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3769521 OK not like this was any different fromany other weekend of mine- for any of you that truly know me! lol <BR> Friday night kids and me with home work, dropped my youngest daughter off at a friends house to spend the night. then I had some of the ladies over that had men who went to the mens retreat. Girl time is always fun. Youngest called and was crying she wanted to come home- are you kidding me?? she never does this! Her only reason was that she missed me.... <BR> <BR> I did manage to... Mon, 8 Nov 2010 08:49:19 EST Just didn't realize how sheltered .... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3691575 This weekend there was a lot of things going on. Friday night we host a 5th quarter in our church youth room; which is after every home football game a hang out time with the teens until midnight. This was the smallest group we had in quite some time only about 30 teens showed up; usually we have any where from 60-100 kids. <BR> <BR> Saturday took my daughter to my husbands company sponsored kids party. They had hay rides, corn maze, haunted house, pick you own pumpkin, a catered meal ... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 13:27:13 EST I hate blowing my own horn........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3681454 When some one tells me to talk about myself I really hate doing this! I usually only think of all the bad stuff; you know the heavy drinking, the not so proud moments because of it, the temper I can have or just plain how I look! <BR> <BR> In the last few years my life is turning around! I found a great church to call home! I gave my life to Christ and am now studying to become a youth pastor! and finally am getting my act together with my health! Sometimes you need to be a little se... Thu, 30 Sep 2010 08:05:05 EST Sick little kitty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3635198 Well since we have been home from Canada I have had a sick little kitty. Sassy girl! I had to give her an IV 2 times a day! Plus some type of pill desolved in water. She won't eat or drink. I have tried evry type of soft food. hard food mixed, broth , gravy, meat, milk for kittens. she just won't eat. at one point she weighed almost 14 pounds now she weighs 5.5 pounds. she looks sickly. I am about out of meds. She acually looks jaundice. It will break my daughter's heart and mine... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 20:59:19 EST DO YOU EVER FIND IT EASIER TO GIVE ADVICE THEN TO TAKE IT? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3546755 Well here we go; another day another person asking for advice. I can give such great advice but heeding it well that is another story. <BR> <BR> I know certain situations a person will ask me for advice. Be it for health, workouts, food, kids or even marriage. Really who am I to give advice? We all do it though. If I could just take some of the advice I give and put it to use in my own life. BOY WHAT A DIFFERENCE THAT WOULD MAKE! <BR> <BR> And if I do ask for advice; if it isn't wha... Tue, 17 Aug 2010 13:18:07 EST Never thought I would be this way! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3505246 In the last few years I have had opportunities to go on mission trips; like the Philippines and to Zambia Africa. I refused because I wasn't ready to be a part from my daughter. But when she asked if she could go to children's camp- I couldn't possibly say no; even though I knew I still wasn't ready for this. If I went some where on the weekend I knew she was safe with my parents or my in-laws so I could deal a lot easier. Plus I was always able to call and talk to her every day. <BR> ... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 08:22:51 EST The DUCK's Twisted Boot Camp - Worth it or Not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3485629 Way worth it!!! <BR> I truly loved the inspiration and motivation that the people in the challenge gave each other! It wasn't always about diet and exercise and that's OK. It is everyday life that makes our need to exercise and eat right take a seat on the back burner and we forget to turn up the heat! <BR> <BR> With the challenge taking me back to the basics reminding me of the simple ways to exercise. This so helped me find things I loved to do and look forward to exercise once again.... Fri, 30 Jul 2010 12:25:08 EST Ready or Not? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3411370 Ok I am going on Vacation in 2 days no make that 1 1/2 days and I haven't even started to pack yet! What was I thinking....... <BR> <BR> We are headed off to Canada; my most favorite place to go when I want to get away from home! <BR> I have someone lined up to puppy sit & house sit for us while we are gone and they will be over tomorrow eve for the run down. <BR> I've pulled up the weather - And what can I say but YES! I am getting away from this HEAT wave! Only 2 days look like they... Thu, 8 Jul 2010 13:22:56 EST Where did that 2x4 come from? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3406751 Sometimes when life comes at you hard you need to just LAY IT ON THE LINE! Let God take the wheel and listen to what he is telling you. <BR> <BR> Have you ever been sitting somewhere and it felt like someone hit you on the back of the head with a 2x4? Well that is God! You know that when he really wants you to do something it will start with small tugs on your mind and heart; and if you don't do what he wants he pulls a little harder; and if you still don't do what he wants this is when t... Wed, 7 Jul 2010 08:33:45 EST Neighbor Kids Update... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3355117 Well I thought I would post an update on the neighbor kids. <BR> Over the last 2 weeks we had only seen them 1 time up until Friday. <BR> Friday we stopped and invited them back to swim for a few hours. We spoke with the parents briefly about the 2 youngest sleeping over Sat. night. So the arrangements were made. <BR> <BR> Saturday came- the kids called back mid afternoon and asked when they were allowed to come back. I was thrilled so far the rules that were laid down were being followed... Mon, 21 Jun 2010 09:48:52 EST New DOO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3346557 Well here it is - I went shorter and spikey in the back. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l901981007.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l405723810.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l826988417.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hate taking Pics of myself not very good at like the kids are. LOL <BR> I also hate the way I look in them. <BR> Fri, 18 Jun 2010 07:50:41 EST What to do? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3335811 Well back in December I got this fabulous new hair style. Which I love but it takes me longer to do. Now that it summer I want something quick and easy especially since we have a pool and well I'm in it alot. I don't want to have to spend 20 minutes on my hair everytime I get out of the pool or before we go somewhere. <BR> My hair was long before like on the pictures on my page; then short like the pictures below. I just don't know what to do? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Tue, 15 Jun 2010 08:26:42 EST Weekend camping a bust.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3332792 Our weekend camping trip was a bust when my daughter spiked a fever of 102 Friday evening and for the better part of Saturday. I took her to our local walk in clinic on Saturday- thinking it was all left over from the virus that was running rampid through or house last weekend; Nope she has broncitus once again- what a way to start the summer. At least she is starting to feel better. <BR> <BR> So I spent time working on our pool and weeding flowerbeds and spreading mulch on them. Still ha... Mon, 14 Jun 2010 11:32:22 EST Weekend camping trip... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3323214 We are going on a weekend camping trip. Near where my husband works; since he works this weekend. I don't know how I feel about a place that tried talking us of out of coming down because they are going to be soooo busy. They are host a "big dogs" weekend (off road four wheeling). <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 Jun 2010 06:55:14 EST And the journey begins.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3320038 I have been accepted into "THE DUCK"S TWISTED BOOT CAMP"! I am so excited about the journey. I am jumping in both feet first, NOT TESTING THE WATER WITH MY TOES! <BR> Performing the PFT (Personal Fitness Test) What an eye opener. <BR> <BR> It really reminded me of how much I missed that soreness after a good honest workout. I wasn't happy with a workout unless I walked away with shaking muscles or as on of the team members called it "NOODLE ARMS"! I don't think I would have called i... Thu, 10 Jun 2010 08:34:45 EST Discussion with dad.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3308371 My discussion with dad went sort of better. He didn't try to defend what they were doing. His only statement was that "if mama isn't happy then no one is happy." To me that is just passing blame to her. <BR> Their daughter told me that since the talk with dad; if mom hasn't made them dinner he has at least been taking them to get something to eat. Unfortunately it is anywhere good for them - usually Wendy's or McDonalds. But at least he is stepping up and doing this much. <BR> <BR> He... Mon, 7 Jun 2010 07:41:15 EST My discussion with the mother..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3299405 My discussion with the mother- well not so well! <BR> The mom got P@$$ed at me for laying down the rules for her kids to follow. <BR> "What business is it of yours? How I handle my kids?" <BR> Believe me when I say this- SHE TOOK THIS AS A PERSONAL ATTACK ON HER! What am I to do now. How can a mother not care where her kids are for an entire weekend? Are you kidding me? <BR> I had to tell her it is my business when their daughter is back at my home everyday! When she doesn't want... Fri, 4 Jun 2010 08:23:43 EST Had discussion with neighbor kids....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3295600 Well I had my discussion with the neighbor kids last night. <BR> They thought they were in alot of trouble. <BR> I was able to explain my frustrations without bashing their parents - Thank God for that one. <BR> They agreed that what I was asking was reasonable and agreed to all I was asking. <BR> I did what I could to make them still feel like they will be welcomed and that they also felt loved on. I think they need this more then anything. I realized this as I was talking to them- they ... Thu, 3 Jun 2010 07:45:44 EST Plan to deal with neighbor's kids........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3291601 Well if you read my blog yesterday you felt my frustration. I want to thank you for your comments and prayers. <BR> Last night we had a church function to go to and on the way I talked to my daughter. I expressed my feelings about how the weekend went and why I felt this way. I also explained to her how I plan to deal with it. <BR> <BR> Today, the neighbor kids will be coming back to go to church with us. This will be the time I will explain to them the following rules: <BR> 1. They n... Wed, 2 Jun 2010 07:27:08 EST Lot's of prayer is needed please........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3287605 Well it was another weekend with our neighbor girl. Not that I don't love her; I just wish her parents gave a damn! She came to my house on Friday to "play" w/Natasha & well she didn't go home until Monday Night!!!! Not because we didn't try to take her home.. Anyw3ay here is the story: <BR> Friday she came back to play with Natasha; so when it was time to go to the movies I offered her the opportunity to go along and if we got back too late she could stay over. Tried to call her parents... Tue, 1 Jun 2010 08:55:32 EST Plan to ATTACK... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3277005 This weekend I will be sitting down with a calendar and making a full plan of attack on this body tha I am so disgusted with. <BR> <BR> Once again I weigh what I did 9 months pregnant- when am I due? oh that's right no baby in there! <BR> I need to get away from if I have a bad day I might as well have a bad week mentality, I see where it is getting me; no where or well just bigger! That is the WRONG direction girl! <BR> <BR> I need to find my motivation and well put it in plain sight... Fri, 28 May 2010 11:42:44 EST YUCk Water weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3272722 Today was supposed to be weigh in day for me; I chose not to because I know that I am retaining water! My ankles are so swollen and the hurt, my fingers are tight and fatter then normal. I get my 8 glasses of water each day but I guess it's time to up the annie shooting for 12. Stay away from any type of salty foods, only egging this problem on. This is what hot humid weather does to me! I hate it! Thu, 27 May 2010 07:45:02 EST The good ol' days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3269301 I would love to be on my daughter's field trip today to Landis Valley in Lancaster, PA. The entire 2nd grade class is going meaning all 8 of them! Lots of kids not so crazy about but I just love anything that has to do with the way people use to live or many of our Amish brethren are still living. It truly makes you appreciate what you have and yet some times there are other things that I wish were never invented. <BR> <BR> Too many kids today have it way tooooo easy. I am so thankful... Wed, 26 May 2010 09:02:40 EST Made My co-worker CRY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3262375 Well I made my co-worker CRY! <BR> There has been alot happening in the life of one of my co-workers! <BR> *she had sinus cancer- living in John Hopkins fo 6 months - treatments, surgeries.... <BR> * her manager was just down right nasty to her when she came back trying to get her to quit but she hung in there through all the screaming, belittling speeches if front of other colleagues <BR> * now a forced medical leave <BR> <BR> To make a long story short I had asked her as soon as she was... Mon, 24 May 2010 11:03:01 EST Temptations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3245466 So hard to resist temptation!!! <BR> <BR> Have you ever had one of those days where temptation is around every corner? <BR> You know the ones I am talking about. You say you will stay away from chocolate for a week; then every where you look you spy chocolate. A co-worker bakes brownies or you walk into the produce section of the grocery store and just because fresh strawberries are in they put Hershey Kisses in the same area. <BR> <BR> Or you neighbor invites you over for a BBQ and ser... Wed, 19 May 2010 08:11:26 EST So Frustrated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3241556 Well it is yet another day of disappointment for our youngest daughter. Daddy made the promise to take her fishing yesterday. Well when he got off work in the morning instead of coming home to get some sleep so he could do just that he decided to do a vast amount of other things which kept him up until 2:30 in the afternoon. I woke hie for dinner and well he never came down the steps until it was a 1/2 hour away from her bed time. Then he laid on the couch and fell back to sleep. <BR> <BR... Tue, 18 May 2010 07:35:24 EST Bad weekend.......... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3237486 Well this weekend started off great Friday I did so well! I woke up and had a great work out then and kept to with in my calorie range meeting all the other dietary needs as well (protein, calcium, vitamins......). <BR> <BR> Then Saturday came I well my daughter has been begging me to make home made strombolli, I even made it as healthy as I possibly could but -dough is just useless calories. I went over my calories for the day by 200 YIKES. <BR> My work out was short but at least I got on... Mon, 17 May 2010 07:55:35 EST Spice up the cardio---- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3192864 I am more of your traditionalist when it comes to cardio. <BR> I love walking, jogging (as interval training), <BR> riding bike, swimming (these two don't really feel like a work out because I love them so much- even swimming lots of laps) <BR> Hiking i love because I have the Appalachian trail right behind the house which makes it easy to get to and well there are also a few state parks withing 10 miles from home that have a lot of different trails to take advantage of (Fall and spring bec... Tue, 4 May 2010 09:58:16 EST The first weekend since... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3189436 This is the first weekend since I don't know when that actually didn't gain anything back that I worked so hard to lose all week! <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> Counting points doe sreally work- I am down 4lbs this week!! <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> Still lots to go but 16 days under my belt and my habit is starting to fall into place! <BR> My britches are even fitting a little looser in the tush! <BR> <em>104</em> Mon, 3 May 2010 13:19:50 EST Once Again........ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3175639 Once again I am starting over. So far the last to weeks have been a great signal to my recommitted on my weight loss journey! I have exercised more then 3 days a week; I still struggle on the weekends- But I did talk to my husband about helping to motivate me there. Weekends he doesn't work he said he wants to work out with me and the weekends he does work he will follow up with me when he gets up and if I haven't exercised yet when he gets up for work he will get me started..... <BR> <BR... Thu, 29 Apr 2010 14:37:44 EST Help me survive! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3151675 Does your family sabatoge your success? Sometimes I feel this way. <BR> I lay out my plans and schedule for the day, night or weekend and something dramatic takes place and I can't accomplish my plan. Somedays I think it is done to sabatoge my success on my weightloss goals and other times it can't be helped. <BR> <BR> There are times my husband will cook or we get invited to friends and family's homes for dinne; they all know that A: i am allergic to corn and corn product (often forge... Fri, 23 Apr 2010 08:25:01 EST Tree http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3139495 “The Tree” <BR> The gift of love has been so great <BR> To love you the way I do is the roots to the tree I have become <BR> Every branch that I have has been a wonderful story in my life <BR> Some are sad but with this the roots grow deeper to make this tree stronger <BR> Others still are happy making this tree grow taller reaching for the sky <BR> <BR> God’s love has proven that this tree can withstand many harsh storms <BR> Even with the tornado there will be new growth and new branches t... Tue, 20 Apr 2010 07:19:35 EST Poem - You are so Beautiful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3135277 “You Are So Beautiful” <BR> You were created in love <BR> You are so beautiful <BR> The day I found out that you were growing within me <BR> I didn’t know how I was to react <BR> I felt joy, relief, peace <BR> I felt scared, am I ready for you? <BR> When, How did this happen? <BR> You were created in love <BR> You were created by love <BR> You are so beautiful <BR> We watched you grow with each trimester <BR> Excited we were for your arrival <BR> What were you, a girl, or a boy? <BR> What na... Mon, 19 Apr 2010 07:53:00 EST Every day is a good intention http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3123271 Everyday I wake up with great intentions! Almost everday those intentions go right out the window the first sight of something sweet hits my eyes! <BR> <BR> I have no will power! I will never loose this weight! I love chocolate and sugar infact I am an addict! Onetime I went 2 days without and I went into withdrawl! How can I cut this out of my life and get to the point where it is only in my sight at holidays when I go to a family members home? How do I resist the temptations of this t... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 14:26:44 EST Anyone have advice for me? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3068072 Well where can I start? My sister and I were both at separate times asked to lie for our mother; yes by our mom. She has asked us to write a letter of forgery stating we pay her x number of $ per month. She asked us this because she wants to refinance her home- yet neither her or her husband work. She lost her job and well he just is addicted to pain killers and won't work. <BR> My sister and I both refused to do this for different reasons but the same common one is that it is just down... Thu, 1 Apr 2010 08:09:26 EST Has God called on you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3061366 I was at a ladies retreat not to long a go. What a wonderful way to get to know women in your church or neighborhood. We relaxed @ a B& B then did a few activities. <BR> <BR> This is the weekend that no matter what I prayed about, thought of or what scripture I read it all pointed me down the same path- Working with abused children. <BR> <BR> I kept asking God "R U serious? Me with abused children, I have the patients of a dog in heat" But every time I prayed the same answer came forward... Tue, 30 Mar 2010 14:34:37 EST 40 days of Lent http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2891914 Well today is Ash Wednesday and for all of you who are Christians you should know what its all about and its purpose. Preparing for the death and resurrection of Christ and show your appreciation to GOD for what he gave us! His son's death on the cross for a chance to live with him forever!!!! <BR> For those of you who aren't Christians look at it as an opportunity to commit to something for 40 days. Whether you commit to not eating candy for 40 days or to wake up early to go for a walk ... Wed, 17 Feb 2010 08:11:53 EST Dog and Pony Show... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2840253 Why do so many of us put on such a show to impress people we don't even know? <BR> We wear a certain style of clothes <BR> we do our hair just so <BR> If we don't normally wear make-up we will <BR> we clean, make special meals just to impress these people. <BR> <BR> And for what? Are they really better then us? Yeh they might make more money then we do but they still put their pants on one leg at a time. SO many people will live way beyond their means to impress some one whom they THINK... Thu, 4 Feb 2010 12:27:04 EST Dog and Pony Show... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2840252 Why do so many of us put on such a show to impress people we don't even know? <BR> We wear a certain style of clothes <BR> we do our hair just so <BR> If we don't normally wear make-up we will <BR> we clean, make special meals just to impress these people. <BR> <BR> And for what? Are they really better then us? Yeh they might make more money then we do but they still put their pants on one leg at a time. SO many people will live way beyond their means to impress some one whom they THINK... Thu, 4 Feb 2010 12:27:04 EST I think I lost my mind http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2713533 OK I have been on a roll! Cleaning out closets, washing down walls you would think that it is spring. But I just need a fresh start to the new year! <BR> I am even doing all this at work too. Believe me I am not a neat freak, I do like thing to a least be presentable yet lived in. Not everything it it's place I could never expect that anyway I am always on the go with the kids, dogs, church or what ever else is sent my way. <BR> <BR> I just needed to feel as if I am accomplishing somet... Fri, 8 Jan 2010 08:20:49 EST My New Year http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2703498 Starting the New year on the right foot as we always do... Eating right, exercise, going to church what ever your resolution was. Remember it has been stated but it really should be wriiten down for all to see- especially those who love you! They are what will make it happen for you or they will be what breaks it for you. It's funny while trying to do this all on my own; I never had the support of anyone but those of you on Sparks. In my own home everyone around me had no clue of my stru... Wed, 6 Jan 2010 11:18:19 EST Slow down and listen... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2641915 Every day I come down off the mountain to head to work and every day I see some of the most beautiful things: The sun rise, different wildlife and some of the most breath taking landscapes. Do I take some of it for granted? Absolutely! But I do on many occassions thank God for creating such beauty. I love seeing the snow fall and how quite and still the air gets just before it starts. I the smell of the rain when it first starts to fall, and the color of the leaves as the come onto the tr... Fri, 18 Dec 2009 07:51:32 EST Have you ever? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2632324 Have you ever had one of those days where nothing seems to go quite right? You wake up and trip over the dirty laundry you left laying oin the floor beside the bed. When you use the bathroom the toilet plugs up, There is not hot water left for you to take a shower, once you are iun the shower there is no soap. What do you do? Do you laugh or cry or do you just pout the rest of you day figuring it will be the same? <BR> <BR> My day yesterday started off quite similar to the above descri... Mon, 14 Dec 2009 08:40:51 EST