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/ Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6430371 I am enjoying my week-end. This usually would be my week-end to get groceries but since I got groceries Wednesday I don't have to leave my apartment. It snowed a lot yesterday and there is sheer ice underneath the snow, it is so icy and hard to walk. I ordered ice grips for my shoes but they aren't here yet I hope they are here next week-end. I have lots of housework to do but I do that in increments as I can't stand for any length of time and tire very easily. I am going to the Dr. w... Sat, 11 Nov 2017 11:54:39 EST Dr. appointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6429558 I am sooo tired. I had a Dr. appointment out of town today, so because our greyhound service has drastically cut services I rented a car. So I picked it up early, got groceries and went to the mall to pick up next year's calendars. Unloading groceries was a chore and a half. Make a long story short it took me 30 minutes from the car to my apartment. Lets just say that this does include stairs. By the time I was done I was so sore and tired and i hadn't even left town yet. I also smas... Wed, 8 Nov 2017 20:55:54 EST Just biding my time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6425950 I made the week, didn't think I would. Wednesday I was so upset that on Thursday morning when I went to work I thought it would be my last day. I was waiting for my supervisor to harass and bully me again and I was just going to get up and leave. I have had enough, but he didn't come near me all day. I think he knew I was furious. Friday he joked and smiled at me but I know that won't last. That place is psychotic. One week you are the best thing since slice bread and then you are the ... Sat, 28 Oct 2017 19:11:39 EST One of those days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6425038 Well it was one of those days at work and I am just about at the end of my patience. I have just about had my fill of that place. I am seeing what other options I have, I just want to try and leave on good terms but it is getting harder and harder. If I could afford it I would take time off just to catch my breath and decide what I am going to do. Oh well, it is what it is and this too shall pass. Wed, 25 Oct 2017 19:33:08 EST 10/22/2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6423981 Well I did get more done today, not as much as I wanted but better than nothing. I am going to do more housework in the morning before work and a little after work so that next week-end I can get more deep cleaning done. <BR> <BR> One of my favorite shows starts tonight: The Walking Dead. Love that show. <BR> <BR> Well have a great week sparkies. Sun, 22 Oct 2017 18:04:07 EST 10/21/2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6423694 The only constructive thing I did today was laundry and change the kitty litter. I did walk to my pedicure appointment which technically isn't far but farther than what I usually walk, when I walked home I stopped for lunch at a restaurant. The food was soooo good but the calories were soooo bad. My knees were so sore and I was so tired by the time I got home. Didn't sleep all that well either. I hope I am more productive tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I have been coloring lately and it does se... Sat, 21 Oct 2017 19:16:49 EST 10/9/2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6419705 I went to my son's for Thanksgiving yesterday. We had turkey and all the trimmings, though DIL forgot the stuffing, didn't matter though. Still ate too much. <BR> <BR> The last few days have been typical fall days. Windy, leaves falling, cooler temps. Nice to sleep, I like it cool to sleep. <BR> <BR> Back to work tomorrow but having today off makes it a shorter week, which is always good. <BR> <BR> Have a great week everyone. <em>593</em> Mon, 9 Oct 2017 11:21:33 EST 10/6/2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6418795 I got to leave early today as I had 2 hours overtime and 2 hours for my birthday. I thought I might have to pick a different day but my boss let me choose Friday. Monday is our Thanksgiving so it is a long week-end, making it even better. <BR> <BR> I am not going anywhere, just going to do laundry and get my apartment cleaned up. <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has a great week-end whether it is a long one or not. <em>428</em> <em>574</em> Fri, 6 Oct 2017 17:26:18 EST 10/1/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6416791 I worked 2 hours overtime this past week. Since my employer won't pay overtime I will get 2 hours off this week, actually I will get 4 hours as I get 2 hours off for my birthday and since I couldn't take it the week of my actual birthday since we needed the hours at work, I will take them this week. I would like to take the 4 hours this Friday but so will everyone else so I doubt I will get to use them Friday. It would be extra nice too since next Monday is Thanksgiving so a long week-end.... Sun, 1 Oct 2017 01:48:56 EST 5 Mantras For Reducing Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414692 5 Healing Mantras for reducing stress: <BR> <BR> 1. All situations are temporary. Nothing lasts forever. We know this intellectually. Plants die. Hot cups of tea grow cold. Everything is always in transition. <BR> <BR> 2. When you've done millions of pro/con lists and you've flipped coins hoping that you'll know which choice is the one you want before the coin hits the ground, but you come out empty handed, you might need to know that there is no such thing as a wrong decision. <BR> <B... Sun, 24 Sep 2017 22:19:11 EST Lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414336 Today is my birthday and my oldest son and 3 grandchildren took me out to lunch, which was so nice. My DIL had to work. I am going through some "stuff" right now so am feeling depressed but today it did cheer me up, for awhile anyway. I got to see my oldest granddaughter as well as she was at work in the mall where we went for lunch. After lunch I bought some books from the bookstore though I think now I have read one of them. Also stopped at the drug store to pick up some sleeper earri... Sat, 23 Sep 2017 21:36:39 EST This too shall pass http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6414043 I just have to remember that this too shall pass. Nothing stays the same, bad times come and bad times go but I can hardly wait for the bad times to go. Fri, 22 Sep 2017 22:45:30 EST Air conditioner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6409681 Well, I did something dumb this morning. I have a portable air conditioner and I have it sitting on a tv stand so that it sits higher up facing my bed. I noticed that it was right on the edge, so I just reached over and tried to push it up a bit and it came crashing to the ground. I don't know if it still works or not as it is very heavy, so I am waiting until my son can come and look at it. I won't set it up again this year as it is just about the middle of September though 2 days this w... Sun, 10 Sep 2017 13:21:14 EST Peaches http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6402020 I bought a small basket of peaches on Friday. They are so juicy and so good. I wish I lived closer to the grocery store to go buy more but it is too far to walk and major pain to take the bus so only get them when I do my grocery shop for 2 weeks. <BR> <BR> I found my 2 lb dumbbells this morning so I lifted them for 50 reps. I might also get on my recumbent bike for a bit too. <BR> <BR> Have a great week sparkpeeps. <em>593</em> Sun, 20 Aug 2017 16:14:26 EST Over ate today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6398778 Geez, wrote a blog and poof it disappears just as I am going to post it. Very annoying. <BR> <BR> I went over on my calories today. I ate healthy just ate too much of it. I was hungry though. Oh well tomorrow is a new day. <em>593</em> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 18:50:55 EST 7/8/2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6384859 I have been tracking my food, but I am doing something a bit different. I am not tracking my fruits and vegetables. I will see how this goes and if I see little or no difference then I will track them as well. I am eating more fruits and veggies. <BR> <BR> I couldn't see if I was losing or not as I lost the back to my scale when I went to put in new batteries, can't find it anywhere, so finally bought another scale yesterday so will see how my experiment is doing. <em>593</em> Sat, 8 Jul 2017 13:23:29 EST 7/3/2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6382985 My sister is recuperating from her surgery. She is now starting to feel better, so I feel relieved it is over and she is doing ok. <BR> <BR> I had today off as Canada Day was Saturday so we got today off. I only work 3 days this week as we have Fridays off during July and August. The only downside is I am working 9 hour days but is will be nice to have 3 day week-ends. <BR> <BR> I have been tracking my food and it sure helps to keep track as I can see where I need to change how muc... Mon, 3 Jul 2017 21:40:04 EST 6/28/2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6380972 I am just waiting to hear word on how my sister is after surgery. She had surgery for an obstructed bowel and she is quite elderly so it is kind of scary. She is 22 years older than I am, she is the second oldest and I am the youngest. I am counting on that old saying no news is good news. I left a message for my nephew to call me so hope he calls soon. <BR> <BR> I have started tracking my food. It helps to keep me accountable and to see where I am over doing it. I am watching my f... Wed, 28 Jun 2017 20:53:47 EST 6/9/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6373108 I am glad it is Friday. It was a hard week at work. I have to go to Walmart tomorrow to buy a present for my gs birthday. He will be 5 on the 14th. They had a birthday party for him last Saturday but I will go for supper on his birthday. Not sure what to get a 5 year old. <BR> <BR> I need to do some de-cluttering. I just never seem to have the energy during the week and before I know it the week-end is over. But I will get some done this week-end come hell or high water as the sayin... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 22:11:17 EST 5/22/2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6365136 I got my first week back at work and it did go a lot quicker than I thought it would. I got off early on Friday. We played a game that we play when we are getting close to getting our hours in. It is called, get ready- game Friday. When we get our sales for whatever project we are on we get to go home. Friday it was whenever our lunch time was and mine was at 1:00 so I got to leave then. I went and got groceries and then picked up a card sent from my son at the bus depot. <BR> <BR> S... Mon, 22 May 2017 11:14:15 EST 5/21/2017 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6364793 The greatness of a nation and its moral progress can be judged by the way its animals are treated. <BR> <BR> - Mahatma Gandhi - <BR> <BR> I find this to be a true statement. I know some countries don't value animals like we do. I am not judging them as I don't know their circumstances or why they believe the way they do. I am just hoping that some day all countries learn to treat animals with respect and kindness. Sun, 21 May 2017 15:35:31 EST Back to work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6362114 Today it has been 3 months since I had my surgery. The dr. has me off until June 1st but I am going back today because I don't want my hours changed at work and was told if someone is off for more than 3 months they will change your hours at work. Not too happy about it, I sure liked staying home. Mon, 15 May 2017 07:43:48 EST Being a better person and being happy is closely related http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6336962 Being a better person and being happy is closely related. Here are everyday's essentials, kind of like a "Best of" list. Remember these things! Write them down if it helps. <BR> <BR> Faith <BR> Trust that everything happens for a reason. It always does. Sometimes you are lucky enough and get to find out why something happened a certain way, other times it won't be as obvious. The reason is there none the less. <BR> <BR> Awareness <BR> Try to be aware of the special moments, no matter how sm... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 21:41:47 EST Busy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6332491 Well I got my stitches out last Tuesday but I ended up canceling physio on Wednesday as I couldn't get a cab for my Tues appointment, I had to get my son to take me for my appointment and as the roads were still terrible I figured it would be difficult to get a cab Wednesday, so I rescheduled for today. That was very painful, I had to keep telling myself don't cry and I didn't, I managed to get through it. The therapist told me they don't do individual therapy anymore, just the 1st one as t... Mon, 13 Mar 2017 17:53:08 EST blizzard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6328910 Wow, Mother nature is not done with us yet. We have a blizzard right now. Ugh, and of course I have a Dr. appointment tomorrow to get my stitches out. Then Wednesday I have my 1st physio appointment, though I am sure the storm will have passed by then, just that the roads will be treacherous. <BR> <BR> Yesterday when I was still in bed I started to think was I supposed to make my appointment last week to get my stitches out? and then I had to laugh at myself, cause I realized, well if ... Mon, 6 Mar 2017 20:03:02 EST 40 questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6323027 Learn 40 things about your friends and let them learn 40 things about you. <BR> <BR> 1. Do you like blue cheese? <BR> I'm not sure, don't know if I have eaten blue cheese. <BR> <BR> 2. Have you ever smoked cigarettes? <BR> 3 packs/day and quit 15 years ago in June <BR> <BR> 3. Do you own a gun? <BR> No, terrified of holding one <BR> <BR> 4. What is your favourite sweet drink? <BR> Iced tea <BR> <BR> 5. Do you hold any diploma(s), degree(s) or certification(s)? <BR> Administrativ... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 20:04:32 EST 2/26/17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6321805 Well I have been home for a few days now after surgery. Surgery went well but did have a few issues in the hospital. I am glad to be home and just have to brave the outside but I don't have to go out for a few days anyway. <BR> <BR> I still haven't been able to apply for unemployment as my job hasn't sent me my roe, they also haven't sent my last check, They keep telling me Monday, which was the last 2 Mondays, but nothing yet. I am not impressed. <BR> <BR> I still have quite a bit ... Sun, 26 Feb 2017 13:29:16 EST 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