KATI5668's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KATI5668 KATI5668'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/ Signing in to say goodbye http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536848 I have come to a fork in the road. I have made a choice now I can only pray it is the right one. <BR> <BR> It has been wonderful getting to know & be part of this site. <BR> <BR> So many neat people & such a blessing to so many that are able to participate in the <BR> <BR> fellowship & support of SP. <BR> <BR> May the fortunes grant you the desires of your heart . <BR> <BR> Bye now... <em>253</em> <BR> <BR> Do NOT reply to this post..I will take down my page in the AM & thus as yo... Sat, 9 Nov 2013 21:04:01 EST We all must continue..one step at a time.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5533419 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1197711660.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In reading posts & blogs of members...WOW..some of us are dealing with big issues...some <BR> <BR> of us are dealing with difficult everyday issues & some of us are getting hit over the head with <BR> <BR> a really big hammer! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2128564992.jpg"> <BR> <BR> At times like that it is so easy to slip into old habits..finding comfort from food being the on... Tue, 5 Nov 2013 23:17:15 EST Fall into Winter exercise changes.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5532493 Just a brief thought on the different exercises.. <BR> <BR> outside walking...so nice...can be relaxing or invigorating depending on what we do... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1621106968.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Then ..at least around here..winter arrives with knee deep snow & drifts as tall as I am.. <BR> then it become necessary to climb aboard Mr Dreadmill & go for a walk on his pathway. <BR> <em>231</em> <BR> <BR> I try to time my Dreadmill time so that there is ... Mon, 4 Nov 2013 23:57:50 EST It is a great day ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530395 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1951688840.jpg"> <BR> <BR> yep that is kinda how I am feeling...got projects lined up & intend to go for 'em..did today <BR> <BR> finish tomorrow...as the white stuff is headed our way soon & that will be the end of that! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1176936749.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just had to share..this mare looks so much like my beloved Zip..except my girls mane was <BR> <BR> tended & not quite as long. ... Sat, 2 Nov 2013 21:16:27 EST We all have a fork in the road... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529696 How funny that expression has a food related item in it. I was just thinking that we all have <BR> <BR> to make choices daily..hourly & each time we make that choice it is like coming to a fork in <BR> <BR> the road. <BR> <BR> I often gaze at this picture..I have it on the wall above my computer..it reminds me of so much.. <BR> <BR> Not just the food choices..but the many choices we make daily in our lives. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1081058609.jpg"... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 23:49:18 EST Tis a Nite for short & quick.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528734 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l172269916.jpg"> <BR> <BR> & as we all know ..tomorrow never comes..start TODAY... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1819005710.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Only me can make me do what I should. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l355543123.jpg"> <BR> <BR> tonite is for the kids.. <BR> <BR> So , resist temptation..hand out all the candies..then put the rest in the freezer... <BR> <BR> by the tim... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 22:19:51 EST to exercise or not to exercise ..that is the question... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5527898 There are on the market ..on tv..in your e-mail ..in magazines..etc..etc. AD's!! <BR> <BR> They tell you this pill..this drink...this "special diet aide"...this "special" diet will do it... <BR> <BR> you do not have to lift a finger to do exercise..no crunches..no moans or groans..no sore <BR> <BR> muscles..well - Please let me sell you a nice bridge I own in Havasue City...cheap!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1246961961.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That part ..the... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 00:08:42 EST Time for WI in the AM... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526952 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1479573150.jpg"> <BR> <BR> yeah ...I could go with that..or hold on to the door jams for balance..that works too..but <BR> <BR> unfortunately..no matter what the numbers on the ole <em>192</em> your body reflects <BR> <BR> what you eat & what you do. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1818042638.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yep ..an unfortunate reality is that...anyone get those Walmart People clips in their e-mail? <... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 23:22:37 EST Headed off to zzzzzzland.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5525057 I love Sunday..it is such a fun day. Even though today was a day of lots of work..it is work you <BR> choose to do. No time clocks or rush..other than the weather. <BR> <BR> I got about half of the wood heap stacked & organized. No one else seems to think this is of <BR> <BR> any importance at all.but it bugs me. So if it bugs me..then me should fix it..sounds fair. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1327162918.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There shall be order & a system o... Sun, 27 Oct 2013 23:00:17 EST Tis Caterday...I mean Saturday.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524232 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l424649040.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I generally find the above to be true..& quite acceptable to me. <BR> <BR> Busy day..my DH says I am a neat freak..how could anyone that lives with 3 dogs & 3 cats <BR> <BR> & one very not neat man be a neat freak..I am just stressed trying to keep up with it all. <BR> <BR> So what if I want the woodpile to look neat..there is a system to my madness there is!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.c... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 22:21:22 EST Week 5 challenge begins...Tis the Weekend!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5523570 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l654365509.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Every time I leave & come home..even if it is only for an hour or so I am met with a symphony <BR> <BR> of welcomes & delighted faces that celebrate my arrival as if I were returning as a long lost one! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l106430175.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Actually I think we do..we just are to shy or to fearful of rejection to show it! No matter how <BR> <BR> many times I re... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 00:09:59 EST does frustration cause you to EAT.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5522691 letters big cause I so want to stuff stuff in my face! <BR> <em>475</em> <em>495</em> <em>493</em> <BR> Bring 'em on!!! <BR> <BR> I won't ...I can't...but I sure want to. I am learning a better way to handle frustration.. <BR> I am ...I promise I am..but right now this minute..this point in time..OMG.. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l405202513.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So I need to reach deep down inside my resolve & drag out some wisdom.... <BR> <BR> <i... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 22:22:16 EST Do we ever lose the weight or just hide it somewhere?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521793 <em>225</em> sometimes I think that is what we should do with the scale. We should go by .. <BR> do our clothes fit & look nice..do we feel good..have we found a comfort area with eating right? <BR> <BR> The idea of losing weight ..hmmmmmmm how about changing the terminology to set the mind. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l146013917.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So if instead of saying we are losing weight.....remember you can always find what you lose.. <BR> <BR> Say... Wed, 23 Oct 2013 22:46:46 EST Amazing the deck might actually get finished... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520831 I don't remember hiring on to be a housepainter...seriously I do not! But here I is...brush in hand. <BR> <BR> Got about 3/4 of the rails & top rails done..that is the take time stuff those spindles! Did not know <BR> <BR> there were SO many of them..OMG!! Doing the flat part of the deck will be a roll out with a <BR> <BR> special roller & the Deck ReNew stuff...so am hoping tomorrow will be the last day that the <BR> <BR> deck occupies my time..my thoughts & my energies.. How... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 23:21:36 EST If I were a food ..what would I be? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5519840 I am thinking that would change from day to day..depending on my mood & what happened <BR> <BR> thru the day. I am pretty sure when I first wake up I would be a peach..cause I love waking up. <BR> <BR> I look out my window ..do a lil stretch..get multiple kisses from the pups & begin to focus on <BR> <BR> what the day will bring... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l227016409.jpg"> oh yeah...a must!! <BR> <BR> then start on the nourishment of the day.. <BR>... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:39:27 EST Productive Day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518951 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/2/l723899202.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yep soon as this is typed am headed for zzzzzzzzland..yes I am... <BR> <BR> Did the prepare for winter routine today..filled water tanks..stacked hay..covered garden .. <BR> <BR> Had help come over & we worked on finding & repairing leaks & gaps where cold & snow <BR> <BR> could find their way in. up & down the ladder...step & fetch as needed..good workout! <BR> <BR> Feel like I really accomplished something ... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 23:53:10 EST Do You Plank?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518151 Am asking a serious question here...don't get cute!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2096463489.jpg"> <BR> <BR> the question here was ..is she holding a plank or doing a push up? <BR> <BR> Don't know but either way her form is good. I posted in yesterdays blog the muscles that <BR> planking works...it is generally good for balance too. <BR> <BR> How long do you hold a plank? I am just hoping to get to the point that I do not fall in a <BR> <BR> shuttering ... Sun, 20 Oct 2013 00:03:05 EST It is snowing & cold..I live way out in the country..so http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517372 WOW...there's at least 3 good excuses to not exercise..right?? Can't go out in the cold..brrrr <BR> sure nuff cannot go out in the snow...might slip & fall... <BR> no gym today..roads too bad can't make it to town... <BR> Woo Weee...day off...right?? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1040916787.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hmm some truth there...yes there is. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1071283890.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Then I glance at the rack ... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 22:33:09 EST I am offically short now... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516536 The term middle age never seemed to mean you were gonna shrink!! I protest!! <BR> I am now only 5 ft 3 1/2 inches...I used to be a lovely average 5 ft 6 inches..what happened?? <BR> <BR> I would like to be able to say that is what happened to my waistline..it got squished down from <BR> me shrinking down..yeah right.. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l285781975.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So..just another of the things to look at & wonder ...why the heck are they called..G... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 23:15:40 EST Not Feeling Creative..This PM. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515609 I was thinking to do a blog on excuses..had several worked up..even pics to go with.. <BR> <BR> Maybe another nite...Thinking seriously this PM of the stages of our lives & the changes that <BR> <BR> occur. Some we anticipate...some just happen..& some we just know are rolling down the <BR> <BR> pike.................................... <BR> <BR> but we look the other way until a blast sidelines us so we have to look & see what we are <BR> <BR> doing our best to avoid. Sometimes by cli... Wed, 16 Oct 2013 22:53:00 EST Whew..got thru that one! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514539 is there anything worse than feeling rotten but not knowing why? <BR> <BR> As long as you have a reason you can come up with a fix..but when it seems the world is <BR> <BR> Upside down & draining you scurry about looking for a plug without figuring out why the world <BR> <BR> is upside down! I woke this AM so sore & stiff & ucky that I was sure I had the flu...ah haaa <BR> <BR> The double decker shot I got yesterday...hmmmmmmmmmm if it wasn't the cause I sure don't know what was. No... Tue, 15 Oct 2013 19:28:17 EST Today was a major bummer...big time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513756 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1530456476.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Reckon??? then most women are diamonds thas for sure! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l68124385.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wouldn't it be lovely to be able to just blame everyone or even anyone else? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1645898135.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2007869446.jpg"> Mon, 14 Oct 2013 23:35:17 EST Sunday over ..another week begins.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512733 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1201864363.jpg"> <BR> <BR> From many sources the words come ..phrased differently..but with the same meaning... <BR> <BR> If you can dream it...you can achieve it...so hang onto those dreams <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1948233608.jpg"> <BR> <BR> However we must remember another set of words..again various phrases..same meaning.. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1771241105.jp... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 23:01:09 EST Super Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511977 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l51701346.jpg"> <BR> <BR> although many of us will never have a face to face like this.. <BR> we are all right there for each other ..only a click away... <BR> those that chose to can hook up on FB or by e-mail <BR> & between our blogs..our team chat sites & SP mail <BR> There is a way to reach out to someone whenever we feel the need. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l303556822.jpg"> <BR> <BR> no matter what we... Sun, 13 Oct 2013 00:18:43 EST Time to engage brain..throw body into overdrive & get with the program... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511088 The days just drift by so fast..then as I was posting the TNT I looked & realized.. <BR> OMG Week Three is here...rolling into the frame & will be past soon. <BR> That means...only NINE WEEKS TO GO!!! <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <em>315</em> <em>402</em> <em>216</em> <em>34</em> <em>417</em> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> It is always a shock to look back & see what you could have done... <BR> Maybe should have done...or would have done if you knew then what you know today... <BR> ... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 21:12:40 EST Just a kinda fun day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508504 did not go to the cabin as thought...boo hooo I love it down there..but ahhhhhhh life got in the way..so we tended to things here. <BR> <BR> So now the plan is early in the AM to hit the road on town to The Cabin.. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l403120465.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So clear the roadways ...I will be headed south! <BR> <BR> not like today where I.... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l216912730.jpg"> <BR> got hooked on games..& lost track ... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 00:14:43 EST Monday..all day?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507438 This started out funny..I was quite sure it was midweek for some reason. <BR> I almost called to see where the shipment of an item was..they had said delivery on Tues.. <BR> well humph...here it is mid week & no item!! <BR> Thankfully I looked at the date on the puter before I called.. <BR> was a total waste of a really good build up for explosion...sigh..oh well.. <BR> <BR> Anyone else have those days where you just loose a day or two..it seems like it just should be <BR> a FRiday or some s... Mon, 7 Oct 2013 22:18:10 EST Ahhhhhhhhh sunday...football & hmm really not much else! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5506471 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1916004490.jpg"> <em>281</em> <BR> <BR> Yep..they did it..they pulled victory out in the last few minutes of the game...whew. <BR> <BR> It was a close one! So seems they have figured out how to work together ...Nice!! <BR> <BR> Spent the AM doing not much of anything..decided it was Sunday & declared it My Day Off. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1953312648.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yep just kickin back & swingin... Sun, 6 Oct 2013 23:13:58 EST Cold Weather Notice.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505421 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l777660479.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Went to bed dreaming of blustry winds & cold temps. <BR> <BR> woke snuggled down & not wanting to move out of the "warm spot". <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l43116130.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ok..yeah...I guess. Pups running around with legs crossed..cats demanding fed NOW.. <BR> <BR> Sigh..threw the covers back..gasped when my feet hit the cold floor.. <BR> <BR> Where are my slippers!!!!... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 18:46:58 EST Batten down the hatches...tis gonna blow..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503949 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l876740283.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Might as well laugh about it..cannot control the weather..cannot change the weather..& sadly <BR> <BR> I have discovered you cannot move away from the weather. There is no telling what is gonna <BR> <BR> happen next, so as the old saying goes.... <BR> <BR> prepare for the worst... <BR> <BR> expect the best.... <BR> <BR> thus being prepared no matter what happens.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.spa... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 23:17:40 EST changes in weather..affect your workout? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503051 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1968662919.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is where I would prefer to walk,,hike..stretch my limbs <BR> <BR> But the weather is not going to co-operate so I hear. I was wanting to head for a hike in the <BR> <BR> mountains ..see the brilliant colors & just enjoy being there..then the S word got mentioned.. <BR> <BR> NO ..not already! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1270441512.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I selfishly wanted a fe... Wed, 2 Oct 2013 23:56:30 EST Do We Eat What is Best for Ourselves? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501998 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1648190998.jpg"> <BR> <BR> we all need to think this...we all need to believe this. in this country with the many many <BR> <BR> choices & opportunities to shop & purchase fresh good foods..why do we frequently make <BR> <BR> such poor choices? <BR> <BR> this is a weight, fitness & eating right milieu ..lets just focus on that. <BR> <BR> We have good fresh fruit & veggies..quality controlled meats & standards that exceed any <BR> <... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 23:58:13 EST A little Self Motivation.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500288 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1673768853.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yep first order of business..a positive attitude.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l956060471.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope I am listening to me ..... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2120181888.jpg"> <BR> <BR> That might just be it...... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l743022913.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So get up..get moving & collect... Mon, 30 Sep 2013 12:13:09 EST so...Challenge one ..week one..Weekend one... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498166 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l651665733.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Is it harder on the weekend? Are there more temptations on the weekend? Or are we just <BR> <BR> kinda relaxed & more aware of them? Either way..we are not in a contest to see how hard <BR> <BR> we can make our lives, we are in a program to Improve our lives, Improve our eating plan, <BR> <BR> & Increase our fitness levels & set healthy patterns for the rest of our lives. So why OH why <BR> <BR> Should t... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 22:49:03 EST Talking & Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497359 <em>361</em> I read somewhere that if you do not want to take time to count your pulse.. <BR> then just consider this..if you can talk easily then you are strolling..with a friend after supper ..yeah that's nice & it is out in the air & moving. <BR> <BR> If you have to sort of take a breathe between statements or words..then you are working up into the cardio zone, but still managing to be oxygenated sufficently. <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> If you cannot talk..if your breath is coming in ... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 00:14:59 EST BLC23 KICK OFF TODAY!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496363 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1660539670.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good thoughts to break the break & get in the groove!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1823547662.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The one,,two ,,three of it all... <BR> <BR> Remember................................<BR>...... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l986095926.jpg"> <BR> <BR> the following is one of my favorites..it is true..it has been so all my life & it sti... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 22:27:00 EST Working on Maintaining my Peace... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5494344 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1113990448.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wow I need that one today. Without a whole lot of detail ...I got blind sided by someone I <BR> <BR> trusted deeply today & it really has thrown me for a loop. I know it is my reaction to her <BR> <BR> action that I am responsible for..but honest I feel like I have been stabbed in the back.. <BR> <BR> ahhhh Et Tu Bruta...whoops spelling sucks..but ya know what I mean. <BR> <BR> so seeking some positives..rea... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 22:46:55 EST Strawberry Shortcut Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5493103 Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 1 Angel Food Cake..8 or 10" <BR> <BR> 2% Greek Yogurt Plain <BR> <BR> Confectioner's Sugar <BR> <BR> Lemon or Lemon Juice <BR> <BR> Pint of fresh or frozen whole strawberries <BR> <BR> Directions: <BR> <BR> cut cake in half horizontally. Place one half on a plate..save other half for other uses. <BR> <BR> Whisk 3/4 Cup Greek Yogurt with 1 Tbspn. confectioner's sugar & 1 tspn. lemon juice. <BR> <BR> Toss 1 1/2 Cups sliced strawberries with 1 Tbspn. each confect... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 19:57:34 EST 1/3 the calories of "real " strawberry shortcake..but tis yummy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5493049 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1270917160.jpg"> <BR> <BR> made this last nite.. <BR> <BR> NO it is not all rich & blow your mind like the "real" thing... <BR> <BR> however it is a very good sub with barely any calories to worry about . <BR> <BR> try it you might like it..if not..then at least you tried it. <BR> <BR> Off to the kitchen to cook some more good stuff! <BR> <BR> Remember......... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/1/l519536332.jp... Sun, 22 Sep 2013 18:48:49 EST Working on Realistic Goals for BLC 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492326 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2127881728.jpg"> <BR> <BR> this is kinda how I felt with my first BLC..really excited..a lil lost & sure I could whip the world.. <BR> <BR> then reality hit..sometimes it just wasn't my day..sometimes I just couldn't stick to it.. <BR> <BR> sometimes it was just too much..what was too much?? what I was asking of myself... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l637480902.jpg"> <BR> <BR> However I learned we have to... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 22:46:16 EST Counting the days.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491575 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l130148574.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I get this way before every BLC round..it is like a NEW start each time. Only it is a new start <BR> <BR> with a bit more knowledge each time, which is great! I have learned to value my NSV's...& I <BR> <BR> have learned to not reward me with food items. How much sense does it make to lose 5 lbs. <BR> <BR> Then go eat a hot fudge sundae?? None says me..but that used to be my reward system. <BR> <BR> I would ... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 23:42:17 EST what I did on my day off.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5488645 Been thinkin on this for a while.. <BR> sun came out....& I decided there is no time like the present.. SO.... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2104196737.jpg"> <BR> <BR> then there are the steps up to the deck... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1760127377.jpg"> <BR> <BR> yep it is bad.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1763979153.jpg"> <BR> <BR> now 5 hours & some sweat later...I present..what I did on... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 20:29:51 EST Misty Drizzling Rain...lovely http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5487746 As I drove to work today. ...I am very lucky..I get to go to the mountains to work..yeah! <BR> The clouds were half way down the mtns & there was a drizzling rain, fog blocked the way & it was glorious! After months of hot baking winds & soaring temps..this is to be savored . <BR> <BR> The lil stream by the place where I work was a raging torrent & the roar of the water just made me smile. I know there are many that are not smiling..do not mean to be heartless..but at that moment..with the ... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 22:26:51 EST Thoughts don't always work.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5486353 I thought I was better..I got busy doing light stuff..just sorting some yarn & putting some small items in order.. Then wham...& I found me sitting there feeling not so wonderful after all. <BR> <BR> Sigh..have no idea where this came from..but sure do know where I would like to send it! <BR> <BR> Will continue to hold positive thoughts..& move very slowly..hee heee <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1529389340.jpg"> Sun, 15 Sep 2013 15:58:07 EST Icky Feel Bad Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485797 <em>24</em> guess it is my turn...sigh <BR> I do not make a good patient...I knew the other day that I felt yucky... <BR> <BR> But I am always sure if I push me just a bit..it will pass & I will be fine. <BR> Some times it works..sometimes it doesn't.. <BR> <BR> <BR> this time is a Doesn't...feel beyond icky...do not even wanna eat <BR> not even my favorite yogurt..OMG...I took one lil bite of ice cream & almost lost it..sigh <BR> I want to fix a cuppa tea..but am not sure if it will sit... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 23:21:16 EST I tend to forget http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484136 how very lucky we are to have such an assortment of foods,,,such varieties of fruits, veggies & grains available to us..year round. <BR> I see on the travel channels or such ..the markets where foods are sold & they look so abundant & varied..but I wonder if they have a year round market? <BR> For all things there has to be a season of rest for the plant to recoup..for the blossom to turn to fruit..or pop up from the ground as a veggie.. <BR> <BR> What a wondrous..world we inhabit..& how s... Thu, 12 Sep 2013 23:32:07 EST Rain at last.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5483220 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l958719543.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1915873418.jpg"> <BR> <BR> yep thas how it has been...WONDERFUL!! <BR> <BR> temps in the 70's & 60's & just so nice I can't stop smiling!!!! <BR> <BR> That said..back to the business of the day...eating...exercising..feeling better about ourselves..as we are & as we plan to be..cause no matter the shell the contents are the same... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.... Wed, 11 Sep 2013 23:59:08 EST Who is in control here anyhow?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5482147 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1363541668.jpg"> <BR> <BR> yep thas been me...?? why..hmmmmmm so now I ponder the question..am I really in control? <BR> <BR> My body did not like what I ate & it sucker slammed me to the floor..for TWO days!! <BR> <BR> So I learned my lesson..I think. In a moment of abject determination I declared... <BR> <BR> I am not eating RED MEAT ever again.. No more juicy steaks on the grill...will be shrimp on the barbie thank you. No more s... Tue, 10 Sep 2013 22:59:27 EST Sunday..thoughts of what the heck is going on with me?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5479567 I somehow have turned back into an eating machine...all thoughts of eating right/healthy ..zap! <BR> Gone..stuffing things in my mouth that I know I should not..not even enjoying them..just nearly swallowing whole & thinking to look for more!!!! Emotional eating?? ya think!!! <BR> <BR> Supposed to..no..am going to a BBQ at my son's this afternoon..but well hmmm <BR> slept in late after a restless nite..then too late for a "real" breakfast..but too early to not eat at all..that was my think... Sun, 8 Sep 2013 14:06:53 EST Headed into the weekend... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5478244 I am in shock when I look at the calendar...geeeeeze where did the year go!! <BR> <BR> Holding my breath waiting for the first frost so the trees will change..tis Sept that they start doing the Fall Foliage Tours I think. I love the smells & colors of Autumn! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1354491428.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yep...thas how I wanna feel.. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l151531485.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is where I want to ... Fri, 6 Sep 2013 23:57:13 EST