JERZRN's SparkPeople Blog JERZRN's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Identity theft Someone hacked into my Capitol One account and stole almost all of my reward points! Now I am going to have to watch all of my accounts. Sun, 18 Jan 2015 07:54:23 EST Grilled cheese My new way to make grilled cheese is with Giovanni's light Italian bread (50 calories a slice), sliced mozzarella cheese (60 calories a slice), sliced tomato and Trader Joe's uncured turkey bacon (30 calories a slice). Then I use low fat mayo (15 calories a Tbsp) instead of butter on the outside of the bread! Yum! Thu, 15 Jan 2015 22:17:50 EST weekend I have a three day weekend coming up with no plans. I am very excited. I have been "on the go" recently and am really looking forward to having some time with no plans. It is supposed to be in the 40's this weekend so I am going to try to get in a couple of long walks. I really miss my walks this time of year when it is cold and icy outside. I have a treadmill but prefer to walk outside. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:40:25 EST Zumba I signed up for an eight week Zumba class. I also convinced one of my friends to go with me. We start tonight at 6 PM. It is close to my house so I don't have to drive very far. I am excited! Thu, 8 Jan 2015 08:22:49 EST Sunday Spending some time with my Mom before heading home. Going to make some chicken noodle soup for lunch which will be perfect on this chilly day! Mom is doing OK for a 92 year old with Alzheimer's. Sun, 4 Jan 2015 11:23:52 EST NYC <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Had a great day in NYC, despite the rain. Got to see Sting in The Last Ship. Had a nice dinner at Azalea and got to spend time with our friends, plus got a lot of walking in! Sat, 3 Jan 2015 22:32:52 EST Happy New Year <img src=""> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 11:35:15 EST Friday <img src=""> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 09:02:03 EST TheTheory Of Everything! Saw The Theory of Everything today! Highly recommended! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 30 Nov 2014 19:06:59 EST Fillaseat There was a Living Social deal to buy a subscription to Fillaseat for $40 for two for a year. With the subscription you get two FREE tickets to local events for a year! Today we are going see a play in Philadelphia. Next Saturday night we are going to a comedy club! These two events are worth $144! Sat, 8 Nov 2014 07:57:45 EST Wednesday <img src=""> Wed, 29 Oct 2014 13:16:38 EST Walking through old cemeteries I met with a new Meetup group tonight. We did a walk through my little historic town and walked through a couple of the old cemeteries in town. It was a beautiful night for a walk and I met some more local people that like to get outside, walk and explore nature! A good thing! Tue, 28 Oct 2014 22:21:14 EST Thursday "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new." - Socrates Thu, 9 Oct 2014 10:21:19 EST Wedding My son's wedding in Colorado was picture perfect! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 8 Oct 2014 17:56:32 EST Tuesday September 9, 2014 <img src=""> Tue, 9 Sep 2014 10:06:17 EST Monday September 8th <img src=""> Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:02:26 EST Sunday Busy, busy day. Only day left to get ready for CO and the wedding. Started off with a nice long walk, probably about 4-41/2 miles. Then breakfast of egg/egg whites, half a light English Muffin and 1 piece of bacon. Spent the afternoon shopping and running errands. Leftover chicken fajitas for dinner. Laundry, sewing, packing, dishes......busy busy busy! Sun, 7 Sep 2014 21:28:19 EST Lyon's Farmette wedding next Saturday! Getting very excited for my son and his fiancee! Colorado wedding on a farm next Saturday! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 6 Sep 2014 23:11:58 EST Mom's Birthday I left work early today so DH and I could drive to NY. My brothers and DH and I took Mom out for dinner! She seemed to have a good time. We got her a cupcake with a candle and we all sang to her! 92 years old! <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 5 Sep 2014 22:01:01 EST September I just can't believe how fast the summer went! August just flew by for me. September will be a busy month also. I am going to NY on Friday to help my Mom celebrate her 92nd birthday!!!! I'll come home Saturday so I have Sunday at home, We leave next Wednesday for Colorado for our son's wedding on September 13th! Back home on the 16th! Then hopefully things will calm down a bit. Wed, 3 Sep 2014 09:11:02 EST August August is a busy month! I flew to Chicago last Friday to babysit for my two grandsons for the weekend while their parents went to Lollapalooza (a music festival). I flew home Sunday evening but my flight was delayed 3 hours and 14 minutes so I did not get home until 3:10 AM and had to get up at 7:30 Monday for work. <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> My husband flew to Florida on Monday with our oldest Grandson, Tobin. They spent Monday night with my in laws. Wednesday, Thursday and today he took Tobi... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 13:28:35 EST Ha Ha Ha <img src=""> Thu, 7 Aug 2014 09:52:33 EST Mango salsa <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Goes great with grilled seafood! We had it with salmon! Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:09:44 EST Wedding My son is getting married September 13th in Colorado. Here is one of the engagement photos! <img src=""> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:08:47 EST Saturday Busy day today. We are leaving on Friday for Chicago. Have to get all the laundry done today, clean the house, grocery shop, and run some errands. Going to start the day with a 5 mile walk though! <em>311</em> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 09:02:44 EST July 16, 2014 Happy Birthday to me. Had a great day at work and hubby is going to make me Lobster for dinner! Great day! Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:55:14 EST Bike a Thon done! Hubby rode 65 miles and I rode 22 miles. Yay for us! Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:34:29 EST Bike a thon My husband and I are riding in the Philly Bike a Thon tomorrow to raise money for cancer research. Supposed to be hot and humid! Sat, 12 Jul 2014 09:04:47 EST Fruit <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I love all the fresh fruit this time of year! Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:08:34 EST Weekend So excited for the weekend. My son's future in laws are coming to spend it with us. Golf tomorrow for the guys and a craft and art show for the ladies. Lots of walking and healthy eating planned! Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:19:43 EST Tuesday <img src=""> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:08:23 EST Monday <img src=""> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:46:26 EST Happy Father's Day Hope all the Dads have a great day! Sun, 15 Jun 2014 09:45:45 EST Breakfast burrito Tumaro low carb wrap with egg whites, one egg, spinach, baby bella mushrooms and tomatoes with salsa! YUM! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 9 Jun 2014 09:43:21 EST RIP Maya Angelou <img src=""> Wed, 28 May 2014 09:41:52 EST Sunshine <img src=""> Tue, 20 May 2014 17:42:37 EST New job..old job About a year and a half ago I was asked to "temporarily" help out another department. Being a "team player" I agreed. Well after almost 10 months in the other department, I was told I could not go back to my original position. I was crushed. I loved what I did. I had to take a new position in a department I knew very little about. <BR> Today I found out they are going to transfer me back to my old position 07/07/14. I am very very excited!! Mon, 19 May 2014 19:41:53 EST Saturday It's a beautiful day in upstate NY. Heading to Massachusetts to a friend's birthday party! Have a great weekend! Sat, 17 May 2014 10:33:03 EST Friday <img src=""> Fri, 16 May 2014 12:50:24 EST Wednesday <img src=""> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 08:18:31 EST Brunch Had a nice brunch today with a bunch of girlfriends. I always try to bring something healthy as there are plenty of unhealthy choices. Today I made curried chicken salad with light mayo, boneless chicken breast, toasted pecans, diced celery, red grapes and curry powder. It was delicious and I even have some leftover for lunch tomorrow! Sun, 27 Apr 2014 16:56:20 EST Fried egg on burgers We were in Chicago for a few days babysitting for our Grandsons. They were both in school on Monday so we decided to have lunch at Kuma's Corner (which has been on Diners, Drive In and Dives). We decided to try their signature burger: the Kuma Burger. They do offer a smaller burger as a lunch special so we went for that one. It is a burger with bacon, cheddar cheese and a fried egg. It was delicious! <BR> The next day we went to Revolution Brewing with our son in law. They offer a farm burger... Thu, 24 Apr 2014 10:05:16 EST Tuesday <img src=""> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:52:31 EST Monday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Shrimp tacos for dinner last night. <BR> I walked 3.7 miles yesterday AM. <BR> Today is rainy <em>39</em> . I'll have to walk on the treadmill. I much prefer walking outside. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:46:32 EST Dinner Last night for dinner I made Zucchini Turkey burgers! I got the recipe from Skinny Taste. They were very good. We also had grilled Romain which I love and green beans. Best part was being able to eat on the patio. I walked 7.8 miles yesterday Woo hoo!!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="http://... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:14:58 EST Walking and smoothies My husband and I walked 5 miles yesterday! Boy did that feel good! Going to walk again this morning with a friend. Aiming for another 5 miles. My son gets married 5 months from today and I am hoping to be a bit thinner by then. <BR> I bought lots of Kale, spinach and fruit yesterday. I want to try to make some smoothies this week. Any one have any great green smoothie recipes to share? Sun, 13 Apr 2014 07:01:33 EST Friday <img src=""> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:20:15 EST Fitbit I wore my Fitbit Zip out to meet some friends recently. When I came home the tracker was missing. The case was still attached. I retraced my steps the next day but could not find it. I contacted Fitbit and they sent me a new Zip! Great customer service! Sat, 8 Mar 2014 09:14:13 EST Tuesday <img src=""> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:21:03 EST Thursday <img src=""> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 08:49:15 EST