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/ Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5795185 "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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5794804 My son's wedding in Colorado was picture perfect! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1840387853.jpg"> Wed, 8 Oct 2014 17:56:32 EST Tuesday September 9, 2014 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776472 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l632812230.jpg"> Tue, 9 Sep 2014 10:06:17 EST Monday September 8th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775664 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l179639772.jpg"> Mon, 8 Sep 2014 08:02:26 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5775418 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774866 Getting very excited for my son and his fiancee! Colorado wedding on a farm next Saturday! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l258611032.jpg"> Sat, 6 Sep 2014 23:11:58 EST Mom's Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5774247 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="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1275151400.jpg"> Fri, 5 Sep 2014 22:01:01 EST September http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5772485 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5755775 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5754995 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l348472404.jpg"> Thu, 7 Aug 2014 09:52:33 EST Mango salsa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749222 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1287516839.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Goes great with grilled seafood! We had it with salmon! Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:09:44 EST Wedding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748118 My son is getting married September 13th in Colorado. Here is one of the engagement photos! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2144125951.jpg"> Mon, 28 Jul 2014 10:08:47 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746821 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5740272 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! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738106 Hubby rode 65 miles and I rode 22 miles. Yay for us! Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:34:29 EST Bike a thon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5737182 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728854 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l817579070.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I love all the fresh fruit this time of year! Mon, 30 Jun 2014 08:08:34 EST Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722296 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719756 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l363671507.jpg"> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 10:08:23 EST Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718934 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l472940238.jpg"> Mon, 16 Jun 2014 08:46:26 EST Happy Father's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718336 Hope all the Dads have a great day! Sun, 15 Jun 2014 09:45:45 EST Breakfast burrito http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714040 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="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1577557146.jpg"> Mon, 9 Jun 2014 09:43:21 EST RIP Maya Angelou http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705061 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1286980647.jpg"> Wed, 28 May 2014 09:41:52 EST Sunshine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699414 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l439808719.jpg"> Tue, 20 May 2014 17:42:37 EST New job..old job http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698692 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696952 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696420 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2133574656.jpg"> Fri, 16 May 2014 12:50:24 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683767 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1309557798.jpg"> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 08:18:31 EST Brunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5681752 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5679338 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 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677807 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l62714593.jpg"> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 10:52:31 EST 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