KAMCCLARY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KAMCCLARY KAMCCLARY'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/ Denying my new norm... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012600 I use to look forward to getting off Friday night into Saturday morning, crawling home to bed to get up and run around like a crazy person, trying to fit all of my to-do list into one glorious day that I truly enjoyed having off. My weekends were filled with getting stuff done, trying to get stuff done and doing fun stuff all piled up on each other. After working long, hot, tedious hours all summer long, everything came to a screeching halt once I had shoulder surgery a month ago. <BR> <... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 10:41:05 EST Rock October... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011799 Oh it this month October again...traditionally my busiest month, celebration of my Mom's homogenize and whole bunch of stuff. I am handling it okay. I had a little pity party the other morning, whining about being off work on work comp and ready to go back to work. I have so many home projects and I am in tax preparers school. The good Lord quickly reminded me that He has my full attention and that He will be handling anything that comes up. I had to repent... <BR> <BR> I heard the smal... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 19:46:19 EST Lost another Giant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005114 My Missouri Mom made her transition home to be with Jesus this morning. She introduced me to network marketing, always welcomed me in her home and just loved on me. I received a text message from her daughter in July telling me that she was in home hospice, that the Dr's did all they could for her cancer that was in her brain stem. This is her second and ultimately her last bout with this dreaded f&^%$ing disease and when I drove to STL to see her and sit by her bedside she vowed that she ... Sun, 27 Sep 2015 20:11:27 EST What is next... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000854 Okay I had the surgery September 9th. Oy boy...what a journey its been. Pain ebbs a lot, medication makes me throw up, to counter the strong medication, the other meds keeps me backed up if you know what I mean. I spent the first week with no underwear close to my bathroom. All this for going to work everyday and doing me job...work comp sucks. <em>525</em> <BR> <BR> Thank God for my hubby-he has been my champion. He helps keep me clean, take care of dogs, sees that i get up and move... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 14:26:59 EST Shoulder Sweet Surrender http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5993795 Tomorrow morning I am scheduled to have shoulder surgery. I have run the gamut of emotions-feeling kinda eerie. Not one to be of doom and gloom-I think my nerves are working overtime, the devil is trying to send me into a chaotic tailspin and fill me with doom and gloom. <BR> <BR> I just need to exhale, remember the God I serve and by His will be done. Peace. <em>437</em> <em>88</em> Wed, 9 Sep 2015 00:03:19 EST September Sweet http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5991622 Or maybe not so sweet. There is light at the end of the tunnel for me getting off this third shift. The process of training this summer has been slow and tedious , filled with lots of ups and more downs. August was a brutal month-I can't even talk nice about it. That month closed with a deep sigh escaping me and has me still shaking my head. I made it through, thanking God for watching over me. It could have been worse. <BR> <BR> Right after my Mom's birthday in heaven last month-I suf... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 17:02:30 EST Oh my... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984602 Shoulder surgery. Yes, workplace injury. Waiting for the referred Surgeon to call in order to get the party started. Trying to prepare for the new contract, new paint shop to get up and rolling, organizing my home for Lou and I's comfort and getting my act together and preparing for the Fall workout season. Oh well, when life gives you lemons, make sweet lemonade. <BR> <BR> I am in prayer, praying for a successful surgery, expedited recovery, wisdom revelation knowledge and moving fort... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 15:25:57 EST August Rising http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5978070 Or getting on by with the days. I blinked and it is the middle of the month, oh where does the time go? Flip flopping shifts and start times, feeling the stress and strain of meeting deadlines. Trying to keep the house together and keep the husband happy. Oh the many hats we women wear <em>346</em> <em>342</em> <BR> <BR> I pray to spend what's left of Summer being happy, living life to the fullest and being all that God has created me to be. <em>464</em> <em>462</em> <em>218... Fri, 14 Aug 2015 21:13:56 EST Welcome August http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970502 The final month of summer to me...summer of lots of rain and lots of garden weeds. No planting this year as I deal with my allergies(finally). Taking a grip on my proper portion control, getting my proper nutrients and keeping my blood sugar in check. Celebrating life one day at a time-because it is precious. <BR> <BR> This is my Mother's birth month. She will be celebrating 84 years young in heaven with Jesus this coming Tuesday. I was talking with my sister earlier who said she feel... Sat, 1 Aug 2015 22:04:27 EST Life is precious http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5970006 Cancer visited my doorstep once again-an unwelcome and uninvited guest. My play Mom Connie has been invaded and ravaged by this disease. I worked a twelve hour shift, came home and changed and had my husband drive me to St. Louis just so I could sit by her bedside and pray with her. Her spirit is fighting and she is determined to beat this beast, despite what the Dr's have told her. <BR> <BR> She told me that she knows that I miss my Mom whom I lost to this beast and she knows my heart.... Fri, 31 Jul 2015 23:44:45 EST Its okay to ask for help... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960843 I am reminded that it is okay to ask for help. I asked God to help me with finances, preparing for contract negotiations and when helped appeared-I was in disbelief, in fact I shunned it. I asked God for help with this crazy midnight shift overtime, working 12 hour days and trying to complete this four week course-help arrived and I am still a bit scared to believe. <BR> <BR> I learned today even in my chaotic world-God is still God, He hears and will answer my prayers In due season when... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 19:24:46 EST Sometimes we bounce... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959085 Doing some cleaning and purging in my soon to be book/creative room, I fell out of the chair I was scooting on and bounce on my right side. Yeah sometimes we bounce, I have enough fluff, boy I am going to feel it tonight. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Going into my fourth week in school, second week on midnights and I am in the middle of July. I wish I could attend a few more conferences this summer-that is not going to work. Contract negotiations kick off Monday for the my union and employer ... Sat, 11 Jul 2015 13:23:00 EST Let Freedom ring.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5955883 July came in pleasantly-I was on location in MInnesota visiting my hubby's family. Love, love, love the low humidity and no sales tax on clothing. I made a pit stop on the way home to the outlet mall and picked up a New coach purse and some new clothing from Lane Bryant. While tightening up these curves, I can look decent. <BR> <BR> After being off since June 26th-its showtime folks. I start a six week stint tonight on midnights <em>198</em> . I am having flashbacks to when I worked ... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 15:00:22 EST It's that time of the year...overtime equalization at work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5949372 What does that mean, mandatory 12 hours is the max in one day they can work me. Thanking God I have Friday off so I can run around like a crazy woman to pack and get ready to head off to Minnesota to visit my husband's family. I just want to exhale, just to sit and do nothing. Oh well-family, gotta love them. <em>337</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I am approaching my one year anniversary and I must say it has been a growing year, a good year. I am still learning Louie and he is still... Mon, 22 Jun 2015 20:10:01 EST Sticking to it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5945675 I have to decide to do what is best for me and stick to it. Not trying to make someone else rich, not trying to reinvent the wheel, not practicing self sabotage, just getting right down to it and being like Nike and just do it. Just do it. Don't overthink the problem, don't have to brainstorm a bunch of solutions-just do it. Plan my plan and work it. Enough now-I should be so far ahead of the game . <em>386</em> <em>521</em> I know that I really can do it! <em>198</em> Mon, 15 Jun 2015 17:37:26 EST June bug... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5939827 Six months into 2015, wow! <em>525</em> Time flies and got to stay on path as directed by the good Lord. I got derailed a bit, but I had a chat with the Lord and He gently reminded me of the good He has placed in me, the path of righteousness and to remember and keep my focus on my why. So I enrolled in grad school, thru God's grace. I got back into see my health coach. To get my own support and guidance. I went to two Weight Watchers meeting this week. Same topic, different perspec... Thu, 4 Jun 2015 20:26:19 EST The importance of paying attention http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5935879 It is important for me to read the fine print, pay attention and ask questions for better understanding. I am glad I have new glasses on their way to me so I can see properly after wearing an older pair for over a year that the bifocal was cut wrong <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I also discovered today that I was accepted to Central Michigan University graduate program last year, I have student number and I could of had finished quite a few courses under my belt. What I perceived as a rejectio... Thu, 28 May 2015 19:38:55 EST Redefining my why...again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5928810 I am tired. I am tired of watching what I put into my mouth and I am tired of thinking not so pleasant thoughts toward others. I have to check myself big time. This dayshift schedule 45 hours a week has become routine and I need to break out of this small rut and do something more for me and the betterment of my family. I need to take care of business and stop whining... <em>198</em> <em>386</em> <em>525</em> Fri, 15 May 2015 20:27:01 EST Oh boy.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923812 I have to revisit my why and not fall back into old habits. Still losing-just slowed down a bit but I keep vision of slimmer thighs and moving my body more in the forefront. I took my bicycle down off the rack and I plan on getting it serviced so I can ride and get some exercise. I know it is food portion control and exercise is going to kill this beast of obesity that has been riding my back since my 30's. <BR> <BR> I want and will be 53 and fly this year! <em>346</em> <em>521</em>... Wed, 6 May 2015 17:18:24 EST May Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921072 First Friday in May, first day in May-a new month and a new beginning. Thanking the Lord for allowing me to get it right. I worked nine hours today, saw my health coach, made some positive changes, shared some Mary Kay products and just simply delighted myself in the Lord. I wasn't perfect this week, so back at it again to get it right. <BR> <BR> This new found feeling of being happy in my marriage, getting settled at work and being strengthen, settled and established within myself as a... Fri, 1 May 2015 23:40:31 EST Redefining my why... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912557 Since I am studying to be a health coach, I thought it would be good for me to go get one, so a new plan arrived in my small city, a physician based program from Sanford Hospital out of South Dakota. Yesterday was my new beginning. It also ended the special they had for free one year memberships. So without any hard thinking, I signed up, spoke frankly with my health coach and started detoxing myself off of sugar. <em>198</em> Lots of prayer today. But I am motivated-no stress abou... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 20:17:07 EST Resurrection Sunday and Birthday all rolled into one.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905983 God's grace and mercy abound to thee, this day we honor the Lord Jesus Christ dying so that we may have life and have it more abundantly. I was also born today, so it is a double blessing. I had a great weekend, spending time with my hubby, with my church family and with friends who truly honored and blessed me. I thought of my Mom at 4:45 pm-the time I was born and I just thank God for my Mom who instilled righteous values in me, who taught me right from wrong and made me feel important.... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 18:44:47 EST Original April Fool http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903714 I was told by my Mom that I was originally due on April 1st, but I fooled everyone and came April 5th-afternoon baby. This year my birthday falls on Easter and I can't remember the last time that happened. I give God a big high five and all the glory and honor and praise that God so deserves...without Him I am nothing. The blessing he has put in my life mean the world to me and I am so grateful. <em>126</em> <em>453</em> <em>376</em> <BR> <BR> Spring has sprung, the flowers and... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 17:50:40 EST Holy Week and Birthday Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902529 Holy week and Birthday week all wrapped in one. I share the most sacred of all celebrations this year-the resurrection of our Lord Jesus Christ and my birthday on the same day. Its a bit humbling. I think of all His goodness and everything that God has blessed me with. satan wants to trick me into thinking that I am not worthy-the devil is a lie! My God shall supply all my need and I am His child and He loves me despite of my faults. <em>448</em> <em>9</em> <em>450</em> <BR> <... Mon, 30 Mar 2015 19:41:28 EST Living History http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899159 This month is flying by with the quickness. I welcomed Spring visiting Myrtle Beach with my entire family honoring my Dad being the oldest living relative that lived at Hobcaw Barony-a plantation owned the Baruch family. He was subject South Carolina public education TV and not only did they interview him, but also his children and grandchildren. It was inspirational, motivating and very moving to be a part of this experience and I am glad to have been able to participate and be a part of ... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 00:54:59 EST St. Patty's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894975 I celebrate the wearing of the green by going in to make my green today and work. I applied for a different position and was selected, training to commence soon. I am stepping down as a Team Lead and looking forward to participating in the development of the new paint department here at Fairfax. <BR> <BR> Stepping out my comfort zone, learning the power of the word no and not feel bad about it. I owe no one any explanation. I say to myself boldly, "that won't work". <em>441</em> <... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 00:47:27 EST Springing into March http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889415 I had a light bulb moment these first eight days of March-I do not have to explain my time to anyone and I do not owe an explanation to anyone about what I do. I do me. I am not going to be fake, phony and try to keep up with the Joneses. I do me. What matters to me is what God thinks, everyone else can take and number and wait. <BR> <BR> I was stressing myself out about doing this and doing that, ripping and running here and there. Finally it occurred to me that I owe no one why I do n... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 19:09:32 EST Back to my schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877117 I return without fanfare to my regularly scheduled shift. After a month on day shift, I felt my body made the adjustment and I am looking into working more day shift hours. I am ready to make the shift premium sacrifice for time sacrifice. To rejoin the rest of the world and do things like Wednesday evening service or take a spin class after work or attend a business seminar and start my weekend on Friday during daylight hours, not in the dark. <BR> <BR> Change brings forth progress. Tue, 17 Feb 2015 00:04:49 EST Ten days into February http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873374 The ground hog saw his shadow, so six more weeks of winter <em>224</em> , hoping to squeak past any major snow headaches. I am finishing up my last week on day shift-but I vow to be back. Looking forward to applying for different position or different shift this year with GM-stepping out of my comfort zone big time. <BR> <BR> Making a difference in my own health and the health of others. Making a concentrated effort and putting everything else on hold to get caught up on my studies. ... Tue, 10 Feb 2015 19:02:34 EST Thirty one days in January http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5866741 First month in the books. New year, new fresh ideas, new dreams, new goals, new possibilities. Started the year off even, that would be a good word. Got my butt into the gym to create some habits. Went back to work-we are on day shift for the month. Usually I dread it, but I am looking at my future with my current employer and I am seeing things in a different perspective. <BR> <BR> I am not destined to work afternoons for the rest of my life. I can make a difference. I can start my... Sat, 31 Jan 2015 20:46:55 EST If I don't plan it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5863188 Since I will be working day shift for the next three weeks, I am embracing a new lifestyle change. If I do not plan it, I will not do it. I am getting good use out of my community center, I am doing cardio, getting into that pool, and trying to do one class a week, just starting out small. I am planning my homework, getting it in and getting caught up. Being a holistic health coach is important and since I am client #1, I will treat myself as a priority and teach others to do the same. ... Mon, 26 Jan 2015 18:51:05 EST Home for a change in plans... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858897 My training weekend in NOLA was very informative, nice change of scenery, change of pace, trip with my honey and a little bit of a wake up. I see that I travel well with someone and definitely well with my hubby. I do not have an iron stomach, therefore I can't eat everything without regard to my health. I return to work today on day shift for more training in the new paint shop and I see new hires all around me and I wonder if this my place to be, what do I have to do to elevate myself. ... Tue, 20 Jan 2015 16:48:10 EST VWise in NOLA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856761 I am currently in New Orleans attending Women's Veteran entrepreneur program sponsored by Syracuse University and SBA. This is an awesome learning experience and I am one of 200 selected participants fortunate to be chosen to glean first hand knowledge how to be my own entrepreneur and build my own dream job. I can , I shall, I will, I must. Sat, 17 Jan 2015 22:45:24 EST Ready for Changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849048 This is my last week of vacation, I return to work on Monday and I was able to attend Wednesday night service. My church started 21 days of fasting and it was a real eye opening sermon Pastor Matt spoke on, thru the word in Mark 9. <BR> <BR> It helped me to get out of my slump, get out of my way and get busy living instead of just existing. It was a right on time word for this new season, in this new year. It reminded me of my purpose, of my goals refreshed and was that gentle push I ne... Wed, 7 Jan 2015 22:42:43 EST Forgiveness starts from within http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846126 I had to talk above my own quirks and issues and be the woman that God desires me to be and make the call to inquire about my Dad and Step Mom's health even though I am still angered by Dad's words. They both have come down with the flu and I wanted to be the bigger person and just had a one minute conversation inquiring about their congestion. I really didn't want to call, but I really did not want satan to rule my heart and make me angrier. <BR> <BR> Forgiveness helps me live better and... Sun, 4 Jan 2015 22:17:22 EST Love is a present... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845102 Love is a present to give everyday you live. That came out of my so called fortune cookie from my dinner from Pei Wei. I have to let it go as the song says. I can't let the root of bitterness take hold of my life and consume me. My sister gave me an excellent quote off her vision board for 2015. She said that forgiveness does not excuse the behavior, but forgiveness prevents their behavior from destroying my heart. My silence speaks volumes, but to whom am I hurting? It is doing no go... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 20:33:23 EST A little goal setting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842282 Last day of 2014! My year of change. I stepped out of my comfort zone and did some things to enhance and better my life. I got married. <em>337</em> . It wasn't a big and bad wedding with a long train and kick A gown, but it was a nice and decent wedding on a budget. I am not perfect and neither is my groom, but we are whole, healthy and happy and just got finish doing some goal setting and planning for 2015. <BR> <BR> I am thinking out the box, getting out of my comfort zone and fe... Wed, 31 Dec 2014 20:35:05 EST 2015...here I come! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841254 My jet setting sister landed in Scotland early this morning after a tense Christmas in Detroit with Daddy and the rest of the family. I got to give it to D, she never feels right until she has a stamp on her passport. After the divide my Dad made with his harsh words to all of us. I am happy for her and I know she is having fun with some friends she met while she was living in Asia. <BR> <BR> Nothing like out with the old and on with the new. Freshly thinking about what I want to accompl... Tue, 30 Dec 2014 12:29:19 EST Looking forward to 2015 and moving on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839476 I am so grateful to have this time off to reflect, to prepare for the new year ahead, to give thanks for God's blessings and set new goals and ideas for 2015. I realize I spent Christmas Day kinda of bothered by the harsh words of my father and as I reflect now two days after the Christ birth celebration, I realize that life is way to short to be twisted in a knot over someone else's insecurities and hang ups. <BR> <BR> I learned in 2014 that it is okay to outgrow tired trifling folks and... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 18:50:45 EST Was it a Merry Christmas? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838901 Yesterday, we celebrated the birth of our Lord, Jesus Christ. I did my best to keep Christ in Christmas, my first Christmas as a Miller. We started a new tradition by going to the movies and we saw Exodus. It was interesting. We cooked a fantastic meal together, or should I say my hubby grilled a great meal of steak and lobster tails. It was delicious <em>498</em> <em>496</em> and we set up our new PlayStation 4. <BR> <BR> I tried to block out some harsh words my Dad said that ki... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 16:35:16 EST Countdown to the birth of Christ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837079 Although I have family members with birthdays in December, the birth of Christ is a special one. The king of KIngs, and the Lord of Lords. I tried to stick to a birthday/Christmas gift budget-I did go a bit overboard. I tried to plan ahead, some things I covered, some I didn't. I asked God for guidance and pray that I do not make the same mistakes twice. <BR> <BR> Lord as we approach the birth of your Son who was born to die for our sins on the cross, I am grateful for your grace and me... Tue, 23 Dec 2014 00:44:28 EST Sweet Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833908 Today is my husband's birthday and I was able to surprise him with some new duds and a serenade of my various happy birthday tunes. It also makes that I am halfway through this busy December, nine days until Christmas-Lordy! <em>383</em> <BR> <BR> I am in semi stress mode, having missed some school deadlines and dealing with this darn Crohn's disease that decided to rear its ugly head. It has been dormant for some years now and I having some difficulty swallowing and such. I pray that... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 12:35:44 EST Happy December 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5826146 The last month of 2014. I am going to make a positive impact on my life and make it great. 24 days until the birth of Christ, 16 days to my sweet Lou's birthday, 23 days until I get another vacation. Life is what you make of it, I am going to go for it. Tue, 2 Dec 2014 00:48:04 EST Small Business Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824772 I have to think like a business woman if I want to create another avenue of income, if I want to retire comfortably, if I want to mentor other women to be successful, if I want the golden brass ring, pie in the sky with a cherry on top. <BR> <BR> One thing that procrastination brings on is chaos. Fear of success, fear of failure, lack of doing. Getting down to business, I need to take the bull by the horns, address my fears and move forward. I can succeed, I can be content in my own sim... Sat, 29 Nov 2014 16:16:28 EST Blessed Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5824438 I had a quiet, serene Thanksgiving yesterday. I thanked God for His abundant blessings He has bestowed on my life. I am grateful for my girl Sharee who invited me to get a plate at her house since I did not cook. She fed me so well, gave me food to give to Lou who had to work yesterday. I am grateful for my job that allowed me to shop a little and replace my lost Fitbit. I didn't realize how dependent I am on that little device to get my steps in. I am so in love with my husband who lov... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 22:07:06 EST November to Remember http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5821871 As I approach the last week in November, I celebrate five years here in Kansas City area. I found out last week I was accepted to a Woman's Veteran entrepreneur conference to be held in New Orleans in January. I reapplied for a per diem position with my employer again and I feel like I have to liberate myself and take the bull by the horns-harder, faster, more determined and to keep pushing myself. <BR> <BR> I buried my Mom five years ago on November 2, 2009. I didn't want to have a pity ... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 21:25:01 EST I did it anyways... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5814895 <em>232</em> <em>232</em> Happy Veterans Day <em>232</em> <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> I celebrated along with other Marines yesterday our 239th Birthday. No cake for me, just proudly acknowledging my service. Today for Veterans Day, Hubby and I got up and went to Hy-Vee for my free breakfast. It was nice, the atmosphere was festive, plenty of Vets going and coming. The local high school Men's choir sang a few patriotic songs and I was given a card from the Home schoolers associatio... Tue, 11 Nov 2014 12:26:27 EST Magnesium Help http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5810279 The magnesium supplement has been a big help to me. I am thinking clearer, doing a little more cardio exercise, working some overtime, just handling my thought process better. <BR> <BR> That mental dullness, depression has moved on, I do not feel so stagnant and feel as if I am accomplishing my goals. <BR> <BR> There really is light at the end of the tunnel! <em>189</em> <em>189</em> <em>189</em> <em>189</em> <em>209</em> <em>209</em> Mon, 3 Nov 2014 21:17:47 EST Six and still sparking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5809522 Wow, six actual years on this website sparking right along... <em>507</em> plus <em>503</em> <BR> <BR> Getting busy moving or get busy dying <em>386</em> <em>224</em> <em>231</em> <em>364</em> Sun, 2 Nov 2014 18:56:40 EST Getting in Stride http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5807869 I saw on of my group pages a marathoner transformation from her highest weight to her current weight. She looks great, having lost over 130lbs simply by watching what she put in her mouth and upping her cardio by running. At first she started out on the treadmill doing that workout and just kept it up until she went outside and hit the pavement. I have no excuse. I have access to two gyms locally and a pretty good treadmill downstairs. I am going to get busy moving, no matter what. Then ... Fri, 31 Oct 2014 00:51:36 EST