JERZRN's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=JERZRN JERZRN'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/ Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672682 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l853591100.jpg"> <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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671838 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="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l364168275.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1919590666.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l374642130.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 09:14:58 EST Walking and smoothies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5670936 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5669620 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1272419752.jpg"> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 08:20:15 EST Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642735 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5627177 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1884270475.jpg"> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 09:21:03 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616670 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2079245314.jpg"> Thu, 6 Feb 2014 08:49:15 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607959 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l293728982.jpg"> Tue, 28 Jan 2014 08:48:17 EST Last night's dinner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601192 I made broiled tilapia with Thai coconut curry sauce, served with brown Basmati rice and broccoli rabe. It was delicious (and healthy!) <BR> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:46:17 EST MLK Jr. day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599893 I am lucky to have today off. Going to hit the gym this morning. Getting together with some friends this afternoon. Should be a good day! Mon, 20 Jan 2014 10:12:04 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5598781 Enjoying a quiet morning. I have to pick up my husband at the airport at 5:30. He has been in Florida all week visiting his parents and attending a 90th birthday party for his aunt. I think I will try to get to the gym for at least a little while. Then I am going to make a pot of turkey chili in the crock pot. That way it will be all ready when we get home from the airport and we can eat that while we watch football. I will DVR the Broncos game since it will be on while he is flying. Then we ... Sun, 19 Jan 2014 09:44:57 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597734 I have been sick all week with a bad cold. Glad I have Monday off so I have 3 days to rest and recuperate before going back to work. Thank goodness I work from home. I was able to work all week and not expose anyone else to my germs! Hopefully I will feel well enough to get back to the gym soon! Sat, 18 Jan 2014 08:33:04 EST Happy New Year! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576517 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1128109487.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hope it is year filled with joy, love and laughter! Tue, 31 Dec 2013 10:22:22 EST Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572860 This was the first Christmas since 1976 that my husband and I were alone. It was very quiet. We did get to visit our son in Colorado for Thanksgiving and had an early Christmas with our daughter, son in law and 2 Grandsons Dec 18-22 in Chicago. We decided it would be fun to go to the movies. We bought tickets online for the 2:30 showing of Frozen with reserved seating. We got to the theater and find out they were having technical difficulties with that one theater so we could not see the movi... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 09:34:06 EST Takeya http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500412 I was in TJMaxx yesterday and found this ice tea pitcher for $12.99. I had some tea home that I had bought recently that is called Sakura Allure. It is a cherry flavored green tea. I boiled water and filled the pitcher half full then steeped the tea. Once you remove the tea, you fill the pitcher with ice and have 1/2 gallon of freshly brewed iced tea to drink throughout the day! <BR> Yum! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1081689137.jpg"> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:01:41 EST Loving my Fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499611 I am just loving my Fitbit Zip. I am logging close to 15,000 steps a day! Yay for me! Sun, 29 Sep 2013 20:25:52 EST Longwood Gardens http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498810 My husband and I spent the day walking all around Longwood Gardens! What a picture perfect fall day! Plus I got 12,000 steps on my Fitbit! Sat, 28 Sep 2013 20:30:24 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497706 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1217208619.jpg"> Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:14:36 EST Beautiful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5495648 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l409626833.jpg"> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 08:30:50 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5494644 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l297330262.jpg"> Tue, 24 Sep 2013 09:18:02 EST Bright side of life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5494065 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1123271727.jpg"> Mon, 23 Sep 2013 17:08:57 EST Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491801 Heading out to the gym for some cardio and weights. <BR> Happy Saturday! Sat, 21 Sep 2013 09:51:02 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5490964 Another gorgeous day! I am loving this time of year. It is such nice weather to walk in. My husband and I have been walking every night after dinner. I am also trying to walk everyday at lunch! <BR> Enjoy your weekend! Get outside! Fri, 20 Sep 2013 09:30:38 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5489041 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l297682006.jpg"> Wed, 18 Sep 2013 08:33:09 EST Sleeping baby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479274 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l161912284.jpg"> <BR> <BR> A cute picture of my grandson sleeping! Sun, 8 Sep 2013 08:41:46 EST Bear hugs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478950 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l637429318.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sending out Bear hugs! Sat, 7 Sep 2013 20:53:14 EST Happy Birthday to my Mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5476623 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1839350797.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My Mom turns 91 today! <BR> Happy Birthday Mom! <BR> xoxo Thu, 5 Sep 2013 10:09:47 EST Friday 08/30/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5471031 I wish you enough sun to keep your attitude bright. <BR> I wish you enough rain to appreciate the sun more. <BR> I wish you enough happiness to keep your spirit alive. <BR> I wish you enough pain so that the smallest joys in life appear much bigger. <BR> I wish you enough gain to satisfy your wanting. <BR> I wish you enough loss to appreciate all that you possess. <BR> I wish you enough hellos to get you through the final good-bye. Fri, 30 Aug 2013 16:18:56 EST Wednesday 08/27/13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468644 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1183466540.jpg"> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 08:28:01 EST Patio http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5467631 Our patio is finished. I need to get a new table (I am using an old one we had on our deck in Maryland for now). Hoping for a sale after Labor Day. We have been enjoying it. We haven't had a fire in the pit yet. Waiting for a nice cool night. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/3/l933938232.jpg"> Tue, 27 Aug 2013 08:47:27 EST Visiting Mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5465502 I am in NY this weekend visiting Mom! She will be 91 on September 5th! Sun, 25 Aug 2013 08:20:46 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453368 Had a GREAT day with my grandson. We rode bikes, went for a walk, played at the park. Life is good! Mon, 12 Aug 2013 22:04:50 EST Grandson http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5451983 I flew to Chicago Friday and back home Saturday and brought my 6 1/2 year old grandson with me. He will be with me for almost 2 weeks. Today we went for a long bike ride,played basketball, played with water guns, built Legos. Tonight we will watch a movie after dinner. Going to be the best time! Sun, 11 Aug 2013 18:09:15 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5447302 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l427700176.jpg"> Wed, 7 Aug 2013 07:51:57 EST Thought I lost my Fitbit Zip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444544 Went to the gym yesterday AM for about an hour and a half. I did the treadmill and then strength training. Then went to the grocery sore and walked all over. On the way home in the car I noticed my Fitbit ZIp was missing from it's jacket (holder). Went home and put the groceries away, then went back out. I was hoping it was found at the gym because I would have a better chance of getting it back. It it was lost in the grocery sore, who knows! Got to the gym and it was sitting on the front des... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 21:13:56 EST Patio http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5439459 I finally got a picture to upload. It is coming along! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1134511151.jpg"> Wed, 31 Jul 2013 08:37:09 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5437713 I had training on a Webex all morning! Boring! The patio is coming along nicely! Making Honey Mustard chicken for dinner with corn on the cob and cous cous! Then out for a long walk! Mon, 29 Jul 2013 18:48:17 EST Patio http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5436557 After living in our house for almost 11 years, we have decided to have a patio built in the backyard. I am super excited! I tried to upload pictures but it says the file is too large. I will have to try to reduce the size and see if they will upload! Sun, 28 Jul 2013 19:30:35 EST Beautiful walk tonight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432341 Just went for a nice long walk. The humidity is down, the temperature is down. Heard lots of frogs, saw lots of bats, just a beautiful night for a walk (and talk with hubby)! Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:01:55 EST July 23, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430977 We are putting a patio in so had to cut down dome trees. My husband caught this great shot! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1526735132.jpg"> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 20:02:53 EST Bike clothes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5429234 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1014023220.jpg"> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 10:34:22 EST Friday July 19, 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5426222 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l569197641.jpg"> Fri, 19 Jul 2013 09:22:03 EST July heat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5424294 I have had enough of this extreme heat and humidity. I went for a 40 minute walk at lunch and came back dripping! I am ready for fall! Wed, 17 Jul 2013 14:10:00 EST My birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422783 Today is my birthday. I took the day off from work! This is going to be my best year ever! Tue, 16 Jul 2013 08:54:02 EST Back to the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5422204 Hubby and I took a little break from the gym. He had double hernia surgery the end of April and could not work out for 4-6 weeks so we put our membership on hold. Then we got busy. We rejoined this week and I went today! It felt great to be back! Mon, 15 Jul 2013 18:58:58 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5417648 If you can dream it, you can do it. –Walt Disney <BR> Thu, 11 Jul 2013 09:33:31 EST Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5417172 I am really enjoying getting back into walking, even with the heat and humidity. I am averaging 4-5 miles a day! <BR> <em>311</em> <em>244</em> Wed, 10 Jul 2013 21:23:05 EST One step at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5413545 I managed to walk a total of 25 miles this week! Yay for me! <BR> <em>311</em> Sun, 7 Jul 2013 19:49:56 EST Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5410391 It has been so hot and rainy the past few days that I haven't been able to get outside for my walk. I decided to walk inside with my Leslie Sansone 5 mile fat burning DVD. I managed to do all 5 miles! It is a great workout and perfect for rainy days! Thu, 4 Jul 2013 08:40:52 EST Ha Ha Ha http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5408524 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2007181318.jpg"> Tue, 2 Jul 2013 11:56:38 EST