KATRINAKAT23's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KATRINAKAT23 KATRINAKAT23'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/ Happy Valentine's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316111 I just have to finish packing and I think I am ready for tomorrow. I hope I don't forget anything. I am charging my book light, cell and Ipad. I got my hair braided today and put more money on my bus pass. I know I won't be using the bus too much for a week or 2 at least but I will be ready when I do. I got cash for taxis too. Met the lady last night who is going to feed my furbabies, my one baby knows something is going on, he is acting out. He is meowing and not wanting to settle do... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 17:35:10 EST cold/allergies?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6315017 I washed clothes, blankets etc. today. I finished up the detergent and opened a new one which is Tide (it was on sale). I now have symptoms of a cold. This happened to me last week at work, all day, runny nose, congestion etc. after work I went grocery shopping and got something for what I thought was a cold. I woke up the next morning and felt fine, no cold symptoms at all, realized it was allergies. There was a co-worker who I saw the boss speaking to about having a strong aroma odor. ... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 17:12:47 EST pre-surgery appointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314165 I had my pre surgery appointment today with a nurse. I didn't know that she was going to do what is called a full skin check up, which means she had to check my whole body for any open sores. I have to be careful because I have 2 cats and when I play with them they like to use their claws. She said that there is danger of infection if I have any open sores. I feel better after the appointment as she told me they will keep me 3-4 days and if they feel I am not ready to be on my own I will... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 21:48:24 EST last day of work/computer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6313637 Today was my last day of work until I go back after surgery, I will probably be off for 4-6 weeks and then on my way to work this morning I took garbage out and I fell in the back lane. I wasn't hurt but I couldn't get up and since it was the back lane no one was around. My butt froze, it was so cold. Finally a neighbor in one of the houses by my apartment block saw me and tried to help me up but couldn't so she went and got her son ( I think it was her son anyway) and he got behind me and... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 20:46:55 EST 2/5/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6311472 I really didn't accomplish anything this week-end. I got groceries Friday after work and stayed home the rest of the week-end. I have to get my butt in gear as I have to make sure everything is in order and I want to buy some kind of ice pack for after surgery. My last day of work will be Thursday. I worked 9 hour days last week and will do 9 hours this week so that I can have Friday off. Surgery is Wednesday I have to get unemployment set up, I also want to make sure I have everything... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 23:26:11 EST Thank you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309864 Thank you for all the kind comments and suggestions on my last blog. I feel better today, I don't know what set me off yesterday. I guess just one of those days, but I do appreciate the comments and will look into what resources are available to me. Thu, 2 Feb 2017 21:30:28 EST 01/29/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6307402 Well I have been doing my dishes every evening. It makes things so much easier. For the record the bad habit of leaving the dishes for days started after my divorce. Living alone it was just easier (so I thought) to just wait until I had a sinkful and do them then. It got to be a habit so now I am making it a habit of doing them every day. I will continue to add new habits as I progress. I don't make my bed every day either so I will make that my next goal. I go for surgery in just ov... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 18:11:20 EST Texting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6303319 I detest texting. I don't mind if it is short and to the point, but I hate to have conversations that way. My sister loves to text and now we aren't talking period. That is one of the reasons I don't like texting. It is so easy to misunderstand what is being said. I also find it time consuming to type long paragraphs and to say what I mean. Anyway I know people will say pick up the phone and call which I know I should but she prefers to text so text it is. We are both stubborn as well... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 19:53:44 EST Surgery date/new computer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6302599 I received my letter yesterday for when I go for surgey. It is February 15th. Getting nervous. I am having a full knee replacement done. Has anyone had one and if so how long for recovery? <BR> <BR> I bought a new laptop today. My old one keeps shutting off and now it will hardly turn on. I am using my IPad most of the time now and it is older and giving me issues as well. I won't be getting a new one for a while. No money. Ha. My new comp should be ready for pick up Monday or Tu... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 15:22:53 EST Clean Sink http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6299632 Just a quick blog before bed. There is a tip from Flybaby about cleaning your sink every day. So for the first time in ages I made sure my sink was cleaned tonight before bed. Now this doesn't sound quite right. I WAS doing my dishes on the week-end then starting Mon would just put dirty dishes in the sink and wash them on the week-end. Well I had done all my dishes and the sink was clean when I went to bed last night. Tonight after supper I put my dishes and pan into the sink to soak ... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:35:39 EST Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6298675 My goal for the next 2 weeks is to add more veggies into my diet. I will continue to add veggies after the 2 weeks but every 2 weeks I am going to add a new goal. I am doing it in 2 week increments so that it gives me time to get used to each new goal. My first goal was going to be to get up earlier each morning but my sleeping has not been stellar the past while; so it has been hit and miss, mostly miss. <BR> <BR> I hope to get a new computer next week. I have a laptop and an Ipad an... Sun, 15 Jan 2017 15:50:47 EST 1/5/17 Ninji Supra Blender http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6292332 I received my blender today. This is being written at 1:26 am. I have been going to bed, falling asleep and then waking up a few hours later. Sometimes I can go back to sleep, sometimes I can't. <BR> <BR> Anyway I had a co-worker and hubby take me to the purolator office during lunch to pick up and now I am setting it up. I thought I had a piece too many but went on youtube and there is was and what is was for. There are directions with the blender but it wasn't clear about this extra... Fri, 6 Jan 2017 02:36:09 EST Back to work tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6290683 I have mentioned in previous blogs that I have to have a knee replacement, which I was told it would probably be in January. Well I get a call this morning asking if I can come in tomorrow for surgery, that there was a cancellation. I had to say no as I have 2 cats to find care for, plus I need a bit of notice, just to make sure I have my apartment ready etc. It was tempting though, as I go back to work tomorrow after 2 1/2 weeks off. We shut down for the Christmas season. Not sure what... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 20:28:34 EST 10 Life Decisions You Will Regret Making http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6287760 10 Life Decisions You Will Regret Making <BR> <BR> by Johnny Webber <BR> <BR> 1. Dwelling on one person too much. People change and they always disappoint. Never put anyone on a pedestal. <BR> <BR> 2. Not taking better care of your teeth. A little bit of maintenance every day prevents a ton of maintenance down the road. <BR> <BR> 3. Not wearing sunscreen. You don’t want to look like a worn leather bag when you are older. <BR> <BR> 4. Drinking and driving. It’s a stupid and selfish decisi... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 01:37:06 EST 12/28/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286766 I went to the movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to find them. I am glad I went, a great movie. I took a bus there but got a cab home as the movie was over just as the last bus would be going by the bus stop. Way past my bedtime though. Thu, 29 Dec 2016 01:40:38 EST Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286630 I wrote a blog about setting goals a while ago but didn't actually set any goals. So I am going to make my 1st goal for Jan 5th. The reason it is not until the 5th I am on holidays until the 4th and for my first day back at work I don't start until 11:00 am. So my 1st goal is to wake up 15 minutes early, this will be for 2 weeks, then I will set another goal. I think I will do the waking up early one until I get up at 6:00 am. Right now on work days I get up at 7:00. I want to get up ea... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 19:26:11 EST 12/27/2016 Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286296 I am writing this at 3:45 a.m. so it is actually 12/28/16 but since this about my eating yesterday I captioned my blog for yesterday's date. I did ok for most of the day but I don't know if it was actual hunger or cravings but was wanting something all evening. I finally gave in and had greek yogurt and I added honey. I am eating low carb and already had eaten enough carbs. I went to bed and got up around 1:00 a.m. then had cheerio cereal and 2 pieces of bread with PB and honey. So toda... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 04:53:29 EST 50 Important Advice and Things To Know That People Usually Aren’t Told About http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286293 50 Important Advice and Things To Know That People Usually Aren’t Told About <BR> <BR> Lifestyle by Brian Lee <BR> <BR> 1. Marry your best friend: If the person you’re the most comfortable with isn’t your spouse, make them! (Assuming this person is not your family member) <BR> 2. Don’t stop learning: If you start coasting through life, you’re gonna lose. Always stretch your intellect. <BR> 3. Forgive as much as possible. Grudges achieve little. <BR> 4. Do something th... Wed, 28 Dec 2016 04:39:16 EST 365 Questions to ask yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286186 365 Thought Provoking Questions to Ask Yourself This Year <BR> <BR> Written by Marc Chernoff <BR> <BR> So here it is. A whole year’s worth of thought provoking questions to get your mind moving. <BR> <BR> When was the last time you tried something new? <BR> Who do you sometimes compare yourself to? <BR> What’s the most sensible thing you’ve ever heard someone say? <BR> What gets you excited about life? <BR> What life lesson did you learn the hard way? <BR> What do... Tue, 27 Dec 2016 21:21:03 EST Winter %5 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6286184 Winter 5% Challenge Exercise Commitment <BR> <BR> Cardio Walk to work Mon-Fri 15 minutes <BR> <BR> Cardio Water Aerobics Mon/Wed <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 Dec 2016 21:17:41 EST What a day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6285633 I just put a tray of asparagus in the over per instructions, next thing I know there is billowing black smoke coming from the kitchen. I open the oven door and MORE black smoke comes billowing out. I shut the door, I of course had already turned the heat off. There was something burning on the bottom of the oven, there was actual fire so something must of been spilt on the bottom of the oven. I took the tray out and kept the door shut. It is ok now but my apartment is still smoky. I ... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:32:54 EST ninja blender http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284956 Yesterday I ordered a ninja blender to make protein smoothies. I should get it the beginning of January. It will be something new for me that is for sure. Does anyone have a ninja blender or any blender and if so how do you like it? <BR> <BR> I was thinking of going to the movies tomorrow. I was going to walk there, though it is a long walk and get a cab home but we are supposed to get a major storm starting late tonight or tomorrow. I guess I will just have to wait and see what the... Sat, 24 Dec 2016 17:35:47 EST 25 habits for a happy life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284687 R.L. Adams <BR> <BR> What are the best habits to have in life? <BR> <BR> While any list of habits concoted might seem subjective, there are, in fact, 25 particular habits that will not only help you to succeed, financially speaking, but will also keep you healthy, happy and fulfilled in life. Focus on these 25 habits, consistently making efforts to instill them into your daily routine, and in time, your progress and momentum towards your goals will skyrocket. <BR> 1. Wake up early. <BR> <... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 23:26:18 EST Everything is going to be fine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284677 When going through bad times I usually tell myself this too shall pass. I found this on a website and it pretty well sums up what I mean. Does it always work, no of course not, but it sometimes brings me just a tiny bit of hope and that is what I need to hang on for just a little while longer. <BR> I had to change a couple of words as it wouldn't let me post. <BR> <BR> Noel Gallagher <BR> <BR> “Everything's gonna be fine. <BR> Stay optimistic. <BR> If there's dark clouds coming, they'l... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 22:33:50 EST Low carb eating http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284579 I got my groceries today and shopped "low carb". Now I have to figure out my meal plans and how to figure out how many carbs I am allowed in a day. This should be interesting as I have never did this before. I love carbs but decided to give this a go as I need to get rid of this weight one way or another. Fri, 23 Dec 2016 15:28:03 EST 12/23/16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6284576 Well I think I have finished all my errands for a while. Yesterday I got my prescriptions filled, had my hair straightened and then renewed my license and bought a new shower stool. My other one broke months ago and (this is funny) I have been sitting on a kitty litter pail. It was hard to stand up from and I always worried it would break but those things are strong. (obviously to hold my weight). I just used my cane yesterday and though it doesn't sound like I did much walking yesterda... Fri, 23 Dec 2016 15:19:35 EST tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6283104 I had a really nice visit with my sister yesterday. I am so glad I went. <BR> <BR> The weather is so weird sometimes, yesterday was bitterly cold, like -30 c something. <BR> today -2 c. <BR> <BR> I had a Dr.'s appointment this morning and she told she is pregnant and will be off work around the end of February, beginning of March for 6 months. She is hoping a Dr. will come and take her place while she is gone, but she doesn't know yet if she has someone to replace her or not. Sh... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 21:38:51 EST lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6282447 I am going to my sister's for lunch today. I haven't seen her in months, but we talk on the phone about once or twice a month. She is 22 years older than I am, yeah I know a big age difference. My oldest sister was 24 years older than me. She passed away a few years ago. I have a sister 10 years older, she lives about 2 1/2 hours away. We have the same parents, all I can say it is complicated. <BR> <BR> It is brutally cold today. I am going to walk to the bus terminal which isn't... Sun, 18 Dec 2016 11:11:44 EST Finally http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6281885 My last day at work today until the New Year. We close down for the holidays as most people are out shopping and are not interested in new services until the new year. We got to go early (2:00 p.m) and I couldn't get out of there fast enough. I have lots to do these days off and lots of thinking too. <BR> <BR> I also need to set my goals per previous blog but am still deciding what goal to do first. Fri, 16 Dec 2016 22:48:50 EST Set a goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6279506 I am going to set a new goal every 2 weeks. I thought of doing it every week but for me anyway I think I will stick with each goal if I do it for a while first before adding another goal. I haven't decided yet what my 1st goal will be so will come back later when I know what it will be. Sun, 11 Dec 2016 15:02:44 EST Decisions decisions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6279469 I found out my bike has a weight limit. I am over that limit so am scared to use it until I get to that limit or below. I have used it a couple of times before I realized there was a limit and it seems ok but I don't want to break it. <BR> <BR> One more week of work and then we close down until the new year. Yeahh, I can hardly wait. I have some decisions to make about my job. I am very unhappy there but would have to move if I decide to quit there. I wouldn't mind moving to another c... Sun, 11 Dec 2016 13:36:49 EST recumbent bike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6272869 I am just waiting for my bike to be delivered. It is 2nd hand,. I haven't even seen it yet, just a picture. It was advertised on a local web site. Since I don't have a car and it is Sunday it makes it difficult to go look at things and the owner said he would deliver it so am taking a chance it is ok. I will see it before he brings it in so I can say no if I don't like the look of it though it would be better to try it first. <BR> <BR> I had to make room for it and kind of just threw ... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 15:32:14 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6265773 I cancelled my order for the IPad. I just can't afford it right now and if I go for surgery in January I will be off work for a few weeks. Also one of the companies we work for might be bought out so not sure if the new company will hire my company to do the calling for them. Time will tell. <BR> <BR> I went grocery shopping today, I am going to change things up to see if my weight will start dropping again. My knees are both so sore right now as I did quite a bit of walking. I als... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 16:41:10 EST IPAD Pro http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262825 I have both a laptop and an Ipad. Both are starting to give me trouble and I am scared I will end up with no computer. I do most everything on my computer. I have decided to order a new IPAD. It is the IPAD Pro. It has great reviews and should be here in a couple of weeks. Sun, 6 Nov 2016 14:37:21 EST fire/smoke http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262491 I live in an apartment building and someone or more tried to start a fire in our entrance way. My apartment is right next to this area. I heard the alarm and when I opened the door I did think I smelt smoke but wasn't sure, when I checked a few minutes later it was all smoky in the hallway. I put my cats in their kennels and when I looked again the smoke was even heavier. At this time I didn't know where the smoke was coming from. I thought it came from someones apartment. I grabbed ... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 21:18:27 EST Morals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6262120 WARNING !!! This blog is for me to vent so please ignore if you don't want to "listen". I am writing this blog to get things that are bottled up out. <BR> <BR> I work at a place where we call people who have services with a company and offer them other services they don't yet have. (yes, I am the hated telemarketer) <BR> <BR> Basically my company is hired by 2 other companies to call their customers to sell more of their services. I admit I am not as "persistent" as they would like but... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 01:16:43 EST Dr. appt yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6260169 I saw the Anesthesiologist yesterday. He was a very nice Dr. he explained things and answered any questions I had. He said it was great how I had lost weight because not many people do even though it makes recovery easier and the results last longer. He figures I will probably have the surgery in a couple of months. Now I am getting nervous and scared. I will be glad when it is over. Tue, 1 Nov 2016 07:26:50 EST Blog challenge 30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6259275 Day 30: Free Day. (Write about anything you choose.) <BR> I am going up and down 2-4 pounds for weeks now, so basically staying the same. I think I will have to change things up a bit, like move more and start weighing my food. Really watching my food portions. <BR> I have an appointment for the anesthetist tomorrow ahead of my surgery. It is just preliminary as I am not yet scheduled for my knee replacement. I am guessing I will have the surgery sometime in the spring. I am trying ... Sun, 30 Oct 2016 13:10:52 EST Blog challenge 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6258629 Day 29: Write About Something/Someone You Can't Live Without. (Explain.) <BR> My response to this Day will be will be sort of like my response to Day 16. I couldn't live without my children. There is nothing or no one I love as much as them. I couldn't imagine life without them both in this world. I had them both by the time I was 18 so they have been in my life a lot longer than they have not by far. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 22:48:54 EST Blog challengge 27 & 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6258626 Day 27: Write A Letter To All Of Your Followers On SparkPeople <BR> I don't think there are many people who follow my blogs, but I do appreciate the people who do at times read my blogs and comment. So to you I thank you and wish you much success on your journey in life. <BR> <BR> Day 28: Write About Your Favorite Memory. (Explain why it's your favorite.) <BR> My favorite memory(ies) are the days my sons were born. There is no better memory than that. Fri, 28 Oct 2016 22:41:39 EST Blog challenge 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6258106 Day 26: Explain Why You Chose Your Username(s). <BR> I love cats and I like the name Katrina because it sounds like "cat" and 23 is my birthday. Thu, 27 Oct 2016 21:17:41 EST Blog challenge 25 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6257120 Day 25: If Your Could Meet/Have One Fictional Character Fall In Love With You, Who Would It Be? (Explain.) I think it would be Phil from Modern Family because he seems to adore his wife. I did have that at one time but it was a long time ago. Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:41:41 EST Blog Challenge 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6256649 Day 24: Write About Your Day. <BR> I walked to work, it is only about 2 1/2 blocks but that is enough with my bad knees. I use a walker so that helps a lot. After work I came home had supper then got ready for aqua fit. Watched The Voice until my friend picked me up at 8 to go swim. Now I am finishing watching The Voice and unwinding then I am going to bed. Mon, 24 Oct 2016 23:22:42 EST Blog challenge 22 & 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6255892 Day 22: What Is Your Style? <BR> My style is very casual. I wear mostly black pull on pants, sometimes jeans, tops, sometimes a top with a shirt. I either have my hair pulled up with a clip or pony tail. Sometimes I wear it down with barrettes. <BR> <BR> Day 23: Write About One Of Your Guilty Pleasures. (It doesn't have to be sexual - don't worry, mine won't be!) One of my guilty pleasures is ordering take out. Usually pizza. I don't do it often, thank goodness. Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:48:28 EST Blog challenge 20 & 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6255890 Day 20: What Are Your Hobbies? Why Do You Like Them? <BR> I have a few adult coloring books and occasionally color. I like it because it occupies my mind. I don't do it enough though. I should do it more often. I would like to learn to crochet but don't have time now to learn. <BR> <BR> Day 21: Write About Your Most Embarrassing Moments. <BR> I don't think I will answer this one, because if I do then I will be embarrassed all over again. hmmm no thanks. Sun, 23 Oct 2016 14:43:28 EST Gratitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6255498 I am feeling out of sorts for various reasons so thought i would write about what I am grateful for to get out of this mood I am in. <BR> <BR> Today I am grateful for : 1. My cats being cuddly. 2. Today I got a few errands out of the way. 3. Relaxing on the couch. 4. Got exercise in by doing some walking. 5. Got my laundry done last night. Sat, 22 Oct 2016 17:22:11 EST Blog challenge 18 & 19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6255470 Day 18: Write About Your Favorite Book, Movie, Song, Food, Color, Animal. (Explain each answer.) <BR> I have read so many books it is hard for me to pick one or even really remember a particular book. I actually remember reading a non fiction book about the novelist writing about what is was like to live in Greece many years ago. I read this book so long ago I can't remember if it was actually about himself living there or his family. It was a very thick book but it was so interesting a... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 15:31:12 EST Blog challenge 16 & 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6255331 Day 16: What Is Your Biggest Fear? (Explain.) <BR> My biggest fear is losing one of my children. I could not and would not want to live without them. I had both sons by the time I was 18 and it feels like I've had them all my life. I love them more than life itself. <BR> <BR> Day 17: Write About Someone/Something You Miss. <BR> I miss my Dad. He died when I was 12. My mom had mental issues and my 3 sisters were grown and out of the house so I was then left alone with her. My Dad ... Sat, 22 Oct 2016 09:52:48 EST Aqua fit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6254695 I went to aqua fit last night with my friend/co-worker. I am really enjoying it. They have different instructors and my favorite was last night. He is a young man (kid to me) and is very involved and makes it fun but you get a good work out with him. The 2 women that taught the other 2 nights were no where near as good as he makes it. They just kind of go through the motions it seems and are not really interested. Oh well, I will still go, it is better than sitting on the couch watching... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:59:57 EST Blog challenge 14 & 15 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6254693 Day 14: Explain What Your Favorite Holiday Is, And Why. <BR> I don't really have a favorite holiday anymore. It used to be Christmas for many reasons. Family getting together, watching my children opening their gifts and yes even opening my gifts. Now it has just become another day. <BR> <BR> Day 15: Write About Your First Kiss (If you haven't kissed anyone yet, that is perfectly fine. Just write about your first love/crush.) <BR> I cannot remember my first kiss. I don't know why I c... Thu, 20 Oct 2016 21:54:07 EST