JENNEINAZ's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JENNEINAZ JENNEINAZ'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/ What Happened Yesterday? 7-11-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737294 Number 1: I went bike riding again. It was still good. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Younger son had swimming lessons. The teacher he was supposed to have didn't come in. That means six different teachers in six lessons. I filled out a comment card. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We went back to Great America last night. I saw the ice show and the broadway show and went on the wooden roller coaster with my son. We only saw part of the fireworks because we were late getting to our meet up spot but it wa... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:07:30 EST What Happened Yesterday? 7-10-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736689 Number 1: Still more biking with oldest son. I think this is getting to be a habit! I like my new exercise partner. <BR> <BR> Number 2: Younger son had swimming lessons again. He had yet another new teacher, but this one was scheduled that was weeks ago. Today he should have this same teacher. I hope. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I think I have decided what I am going to do for younger son's schooling next year. (We are homeschoolers.) Instead of doing a normal history program we are goi... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:39:29 EST What Happened Yesterday? 7-9-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736037 Number 1: I went biking again with my older son. He is definitely getting faster. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My younger son had his swimming lesson. Another new teacher. He liked this one better than any of the earlier ones. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My husband's friends came over and we played board games and then watched the Lego Movie. I went to bed really late. (That is why this blog post is late.) Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:03:47 EST What Happened Today 7-8-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734992 Number 1: Today was day two of my younger son's week of swimming lessons. He had a lesson at 1:30 and then his normal one at 5:15. The purpose of the week of swimming lessons was to give him some consistency and extra practice. Well, the extra practice is working well. His classes are supposed to have four kids and he was the only one there. The problem... consistency with the teachers. The swim school is having issues with staff turnover. So of the 6 classes he is having this week... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 00:25:17 EST What Happened Today 7-7-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734197 Number 1: My daughter had an appointment with her doctor today to try and figure out her hyper-mobility and decide if it was a problem. My daughter can bend her fingers back all the way to her wrist and her elbows bend about 10 degrees the wrong direction. But her eyes are normal and her knees are normal and her skin is normal. All this points to Benign Hyper Mobility. A good thing. But since her joints are causing her pain, he wants to send her to a specialist. Calling them is on the ... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 23:31:58 EST What Went Well 7-6-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733472 Number 1: I went on a bike ride again with older son. He says that he likes going biking with me. Except for one thing... he doesn't like that I can go faster than he does. So he wants to bike with me every day so that he can get stronger so he can pass me. That is a good idea. But if I go biking with him then I will get stronger too! <BR> <BR> Number 2: I was sitting in our bedroom watching a tv show on my ipad when I noticed a black cat in our back yard. He was sitting in the shad... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 00:51:02 EST What Happened Today? 7-5-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732870 Number 1: We went to the July 5th firework show at the local amusement park. They don't have fireworks on July 4. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My youngest son has decided that he likes roller coasters. So I just had to go with him on the wooden roller coaster tonight. It was fun. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I made brownie/cookie bars. They are weird. I think I like either brownies or cookies better than this mix. <BR> <BR> Number 4: I went on a bike ride with my older son this morning. It was g... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 01:41:15 EST What Happened Yesterday? 7-4-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5732532 Number 1: I woke up way too early. I decided that that meant I could get more stuff done. Ha. Ha. Ha. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I watched Fantasia and Fantasia 2000 with my family. Those flamingos with the yo-yo is so funny. My husband and I also played cribbage. We were going to play something harder, but we were too tired. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I made banana chocolate chip bars. And I ate some. And they were good. And I am not going to feel guilty. <BR> <BR> (Number 4: Because it i... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 12:54:27 EST What is Working 7-3-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731658 Number 1: I am learning that calories is a RANGE and not a number. This is hard, but necessary. I can live with a range far better than a number. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I wore my bright yellow minion shirt today and it made me smile. Yellow is not a good color for my skin tone, but I don't care. I like the big happy grin on my shirt and on my face. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I didn't go to the gym today. I am tired and sore and exhausted. I decided that taking care of me starts with understa... Fri, 4 Jul 2014 01:03:45 EST What Went Well 7-2-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730954 Number 1: My big kid is HOME! She is home from camp and visiting my parents. I am very glad she is home and so is she. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We are watching one of my new dvds tonight and it is great. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I went for my walk today it was good. <BR> <BR> I am busy listening to my older kids chat about the week they spent apart. It is really interesting how much they missed each other. Most of the time my older son isn't so interested in being around his big sister. Toni... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 23:26:20 EST What Went Well 7-1-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730238 Number 1: I went to the gym today and did some weight lifting. It was hard, really hard. Since I have been focusing on my diet for the past month I haven't been working on fitness. It is difficult to do a good job at both. Anyway, the lack of calories in my diet and the lack of recent lifting mean that my ability to lift weight has gone down. Way way down. I want to be both strong and lose weight and it looks like both aren't going to happen at once. This is sad. I don't know what I ... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 01:08:35 EST What Went Well 6-30-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729484 Number 1: I survived. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We went to the park and met some friends. The boys played with water guns and laughed. The moms sat in the shade and tried not to bake. <BR> <BR> Number 3: It is my husband's birthday. I am very glad I got to spend it with him. (He was at work, but... I saw him tonight.) <BR> <BR> <BR> Number 4: One of the boys at the park had a birthday yesterday and celebrated today at the park with cake and pizza. A double bonus of fun at the park. Tue, 1 Jul 2014 00:38:58 EST What About Yesterday? 6-29-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728988 First a bit of explanation, I have not so wonderful days and moments just like everyone else. I just try not to write the not so pleasant stuff down because the act of writing it makes it more likely to stick in my ahead and I don't want to remember the bad stuff. So I have been deliberately only blogging about the good stuff. This morning, though, is a little different. <BR> <BR> Number 1: The only direction the scale has moved in the last week is the WRONG direction. <BR> <BR> Numbe... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 10:28:42 EST What is Going Well 6-28-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727976 Number 1: My boys are home from camp. They had a great time. I missed them and am glad they are back. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I was able to laugh when my husband dropped a two pound meatloaf on the floor. Instead of scream or yell or anything else. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I sent in my numbers to my coach. This week was... not productive. I think the stress of the kids being away and being on the go so much made it hard to get much traction. I hope that this coming week is better. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 21:37:43 EST What Went Well 6-27-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727670 (This is for yesterday... I forgot.) <BR> <BR> Number 1: I organized the freezer. Now, I know what is in there. Hopefully this means that we can use more of it. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We finally watched the last episodes of Game of Thrones. We are caught up. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We went to Great America and watched Aerial Ice Extreme and On Broadway. Both interesting shows. Sat, 28 Jun 2014 10:37:19 EST What Is Going Well 6-26-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726770 Number 1: I went to the Walt Disney Family Museum today and saw the Mary Blair exhibit. Mary Blair was the woman who designed the Small World ride among other things. It was very interesting and fun. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We went to lunch in San Francisco and I had grilled chicken and broccoli. This is a big deal because I had to ask for special order and that is hard for me to do. I did it though and kept in my macros for the day. <BR> <BR> Number 3: The speakers and a desk have gone ... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 00:32:14 EST What is Going Well 6-25-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726021 Number 1: Today we cleaned out the garage and found homes for the furniture that we no longer need. Most of it is in the garage waiting to be picked up in the next few days, but soon the car will fit in the garage! <BR> <BR> Number 2: I stuck with my calorie and carb/protein/fat goals today even though it was really hard. The number look good, but I am seriously hungry. I hope my body isn't like this all day tomorrow or I will be a seriously unhappy camper. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My daug... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 00:34:02 EST What is Going Well 6-24-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725168 Number 1: Today we went to the Alameda County Fair. And I saw pig races! I have never seen them before and they were very very funny. I laughed and laughed. A very good time. <BR> <BR> Number 2: While we were at the fair there was a ton of fair food. Deep fried everything and super large portions of everything else. I did not eat any of it. I had grilled chicken on a stick instead. It was good and better still was the knowledge that I was in charge of my own food. <BR> <BR> Numb... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:20:25 EST What is Going Well 6-23-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724349 1. All three of my kids are happily and safely at camp for the week. My husband and I have the house to ourselves. <BR> <BR> 2. Today we went to the USS Hornet. It is a retired aircraft carrier that has been turned into a museum ship. It was amazing and I had a great time. <BR> <BR> 3. I am happily following my coach's weight loss instructions and it is working! I have a protein minimum, a carb maximum, and a calorie range to hit every day. So far I haven't gotten enough protein yet,... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:26:27 EST What Is Going Well 6-18-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720607 Oops. It looks like I have been slacking on my daily gratitude journaling. I need to get back to doing that, but I have been sooooo tired at night recently that I have been going to sleep without getting it done. I will try to make sure it happens... <BR> <BR> But here are some good things going on in my life... <BR> <BR> Number 1: My older son is finishing up his Geometry course! He has one test and a final to do and then he is done. WOOT! <BR> <BR> Number 2: My younger son's swim ... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 11:33:40 EST What Went Well 6-15-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718804 Number 1: The music recital is done. My older son played variations on Yankee Doodle. The other kids did well too. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went on my walk. It was a good thing to do and I am sorry I didn't get it done as many times as I should have last week. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I ate mindfully today. I have been doing that all week but today I went out to lunch with my husband and tried to stick with my program and enjoy myself. I got close to my protein/carb/calorie numbers and stil... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 00:53:21 EST What Went Well 6-13-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717570 Number 1: I went to see Aerial Ice Extreme tonight. It is a show at the local amusement park. We have season passes and live very close so it is a fun evening out. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I am getting better at finding a way to hit my protein/carb/calorie goals. Still not getting to the protein one. I think I would need to use protein powder to do that and I don't want to mess with them because of my lactose issues. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My daughter enjoyed an afternoon with her friend tod... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 00:44:18 EST What Went Well 6-12-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716901 Number 1: I got to the gym. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went to my recorder lesson and it was good. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I got closer to my calorie/protein/carb numbers than before. I am astounded by how much carb is in fruit. I didn't realize that it could be so not good for you... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 01:41:42 EST What Went Well 6-11-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716201 Number 1: I got closer to my food plan goals today. I hit the calorie one but am still not getting to my protein goal. Maybe tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I made time to go on my walk. It was very satisfying. <BR> <BR> Number 3: Older son did his geometry homework today with minimal fuss. He is a little ahead of where he need to be to finish before camp. Most excellent. <BR> <BR> Bonus: Younger son read a book for an hour this morning for the summer reading program. He is less ... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 02:29:18 EST What Went Well 6-10-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715377 Number 1: I did better at hitting my calorie goal today. Closer on my protein, carb, and fat goals too. Still not there, but closer. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I tried a new vegetable today, mustard greens. They aren't my favorite by a mile but they came in our CSA box and I decided to try them anyway. They are supposed to be a relative of broccoli but they just taste green to me. I will try them again tomorrow and see if familiarity makes them better. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I helped my older... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 00:43:17 EST What Went Well 6-8-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714649 Number 1: I got my new food plan information from my coach. I didn't do a great job of hitting the number I should have but at least I know which direction to go in. <BR> <BR> Number 2: In order to get out of the heat, the kids and I went to the local water/amusement park to meet some friends. Everyone had a good time. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I wore my new minion shirt today and got two different people telling me that they liked my shirt. Minions are great! <BR> <BR> Bonus: We have air... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:21:45 EST What Went Well 6-7-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713188 Number 1: It was our last full day of vacation and we enjoyed every second of it. <BR> <BR> Number 2: But we took time to go slow enough that people still had fun. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We saw Asimo the walking robot. He was cool. <BR> <BR> Sun, 8 Jun 2014 01:44:44 EST What Went Well 6-6-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712650 Number 1: I went to bed early. (That is why this blog entry is happening the next morning...) <BR> <BR> Number 2: My youngest decided that he likes riding roller coasters so long as they don't go upside down. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We saw the Phineas and Ferb mini show and I took pictures of my husband singing along and even playing along. He tried hula hooping with many smiles and not so much spinning. He is a huge Phineas and Ferb fan and this show was his most important thing to do on... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 10:24:57 EST What Went Well 6-5-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711726 Number 1: I didn't have to drive to Universal Studios this morning. My husband did the driving and it was wonderful. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We saw minions! Many many minions! And I took pictures with some of them. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I discovered that churros have milk or at least something containing lactose in them. And I survived. I know where all the bathrooms are in certain areas of the park and the parking garage are now. But it all worked out okay. <BR> <BR> (Bonus: We are s... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 00:12:54 EST What Went Well 6-4-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710962 Number 1: No one had a flip out when we got stuck for ten minutes on the Jungle Cruise ride this morning at Disneyland. We looked at the Elephant Bathing Pool for a long time and pointed out details that we usually don't have time to notice. (When we got off we were given a pass to go on any ride in the park through the Fast Pass lane so it wasn't really a bad deal. We used it to skip 45 minutes of line for Big Thunder Mountain.) <BR> <BR> Number 2: We laughed when Pirates of the Caribb... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 01:05:04 EST What Went Well 6-3-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710208 Number 1: We went to Disney's California Adventure today. We arrived just before the park opened and spent all day there. I am writing this at 11:20 and we just got back to our room. We had a grand time and played all day. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We rode the new Radiator Springs Race Cars and they were fun. We went immediately after the park opened and the line was only about half an hour. It was easily and hour and a half later in the afternoon. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I walked 8.1 miles... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 02:27:17 EST What Went Well 6-3-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710206 Number 1: We went to Disney's California Adventure today. We arrived just before the park opened and spent all day there. I am writing this at 11:20 and we just got back to our room. We had a grand time and played all day. <BR> <BR> Number 2: We rode the new Radiator Springs Race Cars and they were fun. We went immediately after the park opened and the line was only about half an hour. It was easily and hour and a half later in the afternoon. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I walked 8.1 miles... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 02:27:12 EST What Went Well 6-2-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709421 Number 1: I slept in this morning and it was wonderful. After all that walking yesterday it was great to recover with getting enough sleep. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went to breakfast with my youngest son and helped him make a strawberry waffle in the hotel waffle maker. I didn't eat it, but the joy on his face was worth the wait. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I saw the Space Shuttle Endeavor! And it was amazing. I looked and looked and looked. My family got bored and went around the rest of the ... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 01:11:10 EST What Went Well 6-1-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708557 Number 1: I spent the day at the "Happiest Place on Earth." And it really was. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I walked seven miles over the course of the day. I am tired but not exhausted. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My new food plan starts tomorrow and I am excited. <BR> <BR> (Bonus: We are really at Disneyland. Fantasmic! was amazing. The fireworks were spectacular. I had a great day.) Mon, 2 Jun 2014 02:00:23 EST What Went Well 5-31-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707780 Number 1: We drove safely from home to Anaheim, CA. Tomorrow we go to Disneyland! <BR> <BR> Number 2: I still managed to log the food today. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My son's doctor got back to me this morning. He agrees that youngest son needs to go back on his meds and at the strength I guessed. It is nice to be right. <BR> <BR> Sat, 31 May 2014 23:43:02 EST What Went Well 5-30-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707198 Number 1: My family and I went to Great America (a local amusement park) tonight and watched the new Aerial Ice Extreme show. It was amazing. The same people who were on America's Got Talent last season are also in this show. And we can watch it many many times over the summer. And we will. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My oldest finished her physics class today. She is officially done with school for the year. Wooohooo! My older son is still got some geometry that he needs to finish and he h... Sat, 31 May 2014 00:58:11 EST What Went Well 5-29-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706429 Number 1: I drank four cups of tea this morning. It was the first time I have had to sit and relax for a week. It was very very calming. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I dealt with a meltdown of the test anxiety kind with my oldest today. With out getting upset myself. And she ultimately took the test and it is done. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I saw a black cat in our back yard today. We don't have a cat and I enjoy when we get animal visitors. (Except when the skunk decided to tear up our lawn last... Thu, 29 May 2014 23:39:30 EST What Went Well 5-28-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705658 Number 1: My parents are on their way back home. It was nice having them visit, but it is nice to see them off too. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went on my walk. All by myself. It was wonderful. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I saw the music teacher today. I was terribly unprepared because I have had company for the last week and didn't make time to practice while they were here. She decided to try to teach me to transpose music instead of moving on to new material. It was not as hard as I expected b... Thu, 29 May 2014 00:31:47 EST What Went Well 5-27-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704848 Number 1: My older son is finished with his gastro doc. This is a very good thing. <BR> <BR> Number 2: My younger son's doc answered an email I sent to him in less than three hours. Now that is what I call amazing! <BR> <BR> Number 3: I went on my walk today and spent a whole hour just on my needs. It felt good. Wed, 28 May 2014 01:07:50 EST No More Gastro Doc! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704590 My older son has been under the care of a local pediatric gastro doc for about the last two and a half years. He didn't gain any weight for about 2 years before that and made everyone concerned. The gastro doc ruled out celiac disease and some other things, but thought reflux might be a problem. So he took reflux meds for six months and that did help. After that everything looked okay and my son was gaining weight appropriately. Today was a year since his last appointment and my son is f... Tue, 27 May 2014 18:36:59 EST What Went Well 5-26-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703995 Number 1: We went to a local science museum today and had a great time. We watched an IMAX movie about lemurs. We played with the exhibits. It was very very cool. <BR> <BR> Number 2: The anime convention is over and my oldest home for more hours a day now. I missed her. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We went out to eat today, twice. And while I am struggling with how to input the stir fry I had for dinner, I do know I ate enough veggies! Take what you can get. Tue, 27 May 2014 01:02:28 EST What Went Well 5-25-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703193 Number 1: Fireworks. We can see the fireworks for a theme park from our house. They were very pretty. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went on my walk. <BR> <BR> Number 3: We went to the Farmer's Market today and got lots of good fruits and veggies. The half flat of strawberries is gone. So are the samosas. And the cauliflower. But not the blueberries. More for tomorrow. Mon, 26 May 2014 00:59:00 EST What Went Well 5-24-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702501 Number 1: I went on my walk. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I logged all the food. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I signed myself up for some help with the weight loss. It costs money but hopefully I will understand more about how to help myself long term. Sun, 25 May 2014 00:35:50 EST What Went Well 5-23-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701827 Number 1: I went on my walk. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I finally got ahold of my trainer who moved away. By email. She sent me the workout she promised. Now I just need to do it. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My parents have arrived and I am alive. My kids are alive. And my husband is alive. <BR> <BR> Bonus: My oldest had a good time at her convention today and has plans for meeting up with friends tomorrow. <BR> <BR> (To all my Spark Friends... I am sorry I didn't get to read blogs today. I... Sat, 24 May 2014 01:32:52 EST What Went Well 5-22-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701149 Number 1: I survived taking three kids to get check ups. Everyone is healthy and all is well. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I survived dropping my oldest off at a hotel in downtown San Jose and leaving her there to collect her badge for the convention she will attend over Memorial Day weekend. And then I picked her up three hours later. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I still managed to log what I ate today. Including the jellybeans... <BR> <BR> Fri, 23 May 2014 00:22:24 EST What Went Well 5-21-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700416 Number 1: I saw lizards! My older son and I went on a bike ride and we saw lizards on the trail. I don't know what kind but I liked seeing them. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I played Trans America with my kids. It is board game that works really well with different ages and abilities. <BR> <BR> Number 3: I really enjoyed the quiet today. It is incredible how much better I feel when it is quiet. I like not having the music competing for my attention. Silence, beautiful silence. Thu, 22 May 2014 01:05:32 EST What Went Well 5-20-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699640 Number 1: I went to the gym and did the workout my trainer suggested for me. I had to ask at the front desk for some of the items they keep behind the counter and it was okay. I needed a jump rope and a ball to slam into the ground. I also did some strength stuff and used a stand to load the weights. This is only noteworthy because the stands are big and heavy. When I was moving it back out of the way a very kind man helped. A month or two ago I would have been upset that he didn't thin... Wed, 21 May 2014 00:23:52 EST What Went Well 5-19-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698865 Number 1: We got to the orthodontist on time. The orthodontist office is one of the happiest and calmest places I go on a regular basis. The staff is friendly and kind. The orthodontist is always smiling. It is just a good place. Today I made appointments for my boys to get a consultation about if they will need braces in the future. While we were at the dentist last week, he was very concerned about my youngest having a cross bite and all sorts of other craziness. The orthodontist to... Tue, 20 May 2014 00:52:10 EST What Went Well 5-18-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698018 Number 1: Strawberries. We bought half a flat of strawberries this morning and they are all gone. My kids love them. <BR> <BR> Number 2: I went on my walk. It was good. I haven't been on it for several days due to life happening. Today I made the time. It was wonderful. I even met a goose. <BR> <BR> Number 3: My husband loves me so much. We are coming up on a very stressful week and he is doing everything possible to help me get through it. Unfortunately, he is buying me jelly b... Mon, 19 May 2014 00:15:07 EST What Went Well 5-17-14 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697390 Number 1: Japanese class is over until the fall! We all took our end of year tests today and since next week is Memorial Day and we leave for vacation the week after and will miss class then... we are done! <BR> <BR> Number 2: I was shown the list of teachers for Japanese school next year and the one my youngest will have, is one that he really likes. Amazing! My older son will have the teacher that taught my class this year. That will be okay. And my class, the adult and teen class,... Sun, 18 May 2014 01:05:18 EST