KIM22211's SparkPeople Blog KIM22211's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community this weekend........ I may not be around too much on here with company coming to town, but I hope you all have a wonderful safe weekend. <BR> <BR> Get out and enjoy the end of summer! Fri, 29 Aug 2014 02:42:39 EST making an appointment for a man me: Sir there is an appointment available at noon on that date. <BR> Him: noon? <BR> Me: yes sir, noon. Would you like me to schedule you for that time? <BR> Him: is that is the afternoon? <BR> crickets...............I don't even know how to answer his question without making him look completely ..........utterly............unbelievably.<BR>.........I can't say it. I was told if you can't say something nice then keep your mouth shut. I am opting for keeping my mouth shut! <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 28 Aug 2014 03:31:09 EST doctor doctor give me the news! I got an A on my lab reports! EVERYTHING looked great! <BR> diabetes check <BR> blood pressure check <BR> iron check <BR> everything that was in the red or yellow is in the green! <BR> So happy! Now just gotta get this extra weight off! <BR> Have a wonderful evening all! Wed, 27 Aug 2014 23:16:32 EST this kinda thin I didn't have in mind! For all you late 40's and above, are you noticing your hair is getting thinner? I am totally noticing! I have always had the thinnest hair in my family but it doesn't show because of the natural curls! <BR> I am really trying to baby my hair more now. Less heat styling, less blow drying, and coloring it less frequently! <BR> What's a girl to do? I will be the old lady in a wig! I will own several different styles depending on my mood! lol <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 26 Aug 2014 15:02:17 EST keeping up! Spark people seem to be getting face lifts and making changes often! I guess they are always improving,huh?! Can't complain! I love my spark people!!! Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:11:26 EST Easy way to add some steps! I was brushing my teeth this morning and I thought, why not, I am in here alone, nobody will see me, so I started jogging in place! Why not get in as many steps as you can,right? The more calories I burn the better! Sun, 24 Aug 2014 09:12:32 EST talk about bad timing when everything is in disarray, it is just depressing. Hubs told me yesterday to be prepared to call the carpet people and push the installation date back. ugh. ugh. ugh. It is okay though because they dont start the billing until the carpet is installed so it has its benefits. But we could not have made a worse time to decide to do this! <BR> His daughter might be coming in town in 2 weekends with her 2 little ones. My mother in law is coming up for a one night sleep over because she has a ... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 01:53:23 EST It is the little things Hubs and I were having a discussion. I told him how I enjoy doing things for him but I like to hear he at least notices and or appreciates the effort. Sometimes I swear he was raised by wolves. Please and thank you go a long long long way with me! <BR> Although he is this neat freak of sorts, he has never cared about the bed being made. For me, even if my room is a mess, just seeing a nice clean well made bed just makes it all better. <BR> Tonight he got in the bed and said" thank you for ma... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 02:22:42 EST these boots are made for riding Hubs said he wanted me to get riding boots for when he takes me on a spin on the Harley. He doesn't like that I where heels! lol <BR> And wouldn't you know it, HSN has some awesome boots on the todays special......should I? should I? They make it so appealing to put it on your HSN card for 6 easy flex pays. lol <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Vince Camuto is a really really great brand............ugh! <BR> Trying to remember I am going to have ... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 04:32:44 EST A work in Progress It is truly unbelievable how expensive it is to redo a simple bedroom! We are painting it, so hubs wants to put new base boards up, new light/plug covers, paint the ceiling, the trim, new carpet, new ceiling fan,new window treatments....when does it end!!! And by the way, why does one bedroom need 7 plug socket thingy ma jigs?? SEVEN! There are two to each one of course so a total of 14! The other room we are working on has 5 in it! Our bedroom has 8! The people that built this must have rea... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 22:00:36 EST family get togethers When my family comes together it is usually like comedy hour at the house! Tonight my youngest son was in town so we all went over to my parents and had the best dinner!! I had too much to eat but dog gone it, it tasted so good. <BR> Was that blueberry pie worth the 364 calories? Yes!!!!! At least I skipped on the ice cream! <BR> All beef hotdog, skipped the bun....turkey bun. So even though I went over, I am counting the positives too! <BR> There were other pies there as well, ... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 23:31:38 EST first day back today was my daughters first day back to school. I didn't get a pic! ugh! But here is a pic of the last day of school last year with one of her fav teachers. <img src=""> The teacher doesn't look much older than the student! <BR> Not ready for her to grow up so fast! Junior this year. <BR> Went for a ride yesterday. Came upon a little carnival going on. It was cute. Snapped a pic and got our shadow in it! <BR> <img src="http://photos-... Mon, 18 Aug 2014 11:54:58 EST riding with some friends Went out on the Harley today with some friends and she wanted to take a snap of the two of us together. Total dread. I thought, oh no, she wants a PIC??? lol But I survived and had a great time out on a ride. <BR> Beautiful day to ride too! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> When I came out to the bike, she said I looked like I was headed to the glamor mall! lol! What a sweet heart! So I quickly braided the hair to give me a little more casual loo... Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:12:09 EST Mom's birthday dinner! Tonight we went out to dinner with my family for my moms birthday. It was hard. I chugged a ton of water. I manage to keep the day until 1600 calories but need to go for a walk now to work off some of these not so good choices! <BR> Have a cozy evening all! Sat, 16 Aug 2014 21:52:29 EST Here's my Randoms Someone posted a challenge for us to tell a few unknown randoms about us, so here it goes! <BR> <BR> 1. I am a nail biter. ugh! I do not like it at all! Working on breaking that habit! <BR> <BR> 2. I have 3 sons and 1 daughter There are 10 years apart from the youngest son and the daughter, who is the baby. <BR> <BR> 3. My boys are all 12 months apart almost to the day. Their birthdays are all within one week of each other <BR> <BR> 4. I have no brothers but 3 sisters. I am the 2nd one <B... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 04:11:50 EST Where did it go??? Where did the time go?? My baby is turning 17 on Friday! I am not ready for this! She was my sassy little bitty 3.8lb preemie and now has grown into this young lady! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> sassy! <BR> <img src=""> growing up too fast! <BR> <BR> Last week she got her drivers permit <BR> <img src="http://photos-a... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 03:10:13 EST I am going to pay for this tomorrow Today was so stressful with working on the room. Where do you put everything while you are working on it??? <BR> I have suddenly realized this home is going to be a mess for about 2 months! ugh! <BR> Depressing! <BR> Have a great night all! Tue, 12 Aug 2014 22:34:32 EST Daughters room Got some paint off Craigslist for the up stairs bedrooms and got the ceiling paint. Ready to get the painting start tomorrow. <BR> So much work moving furniture and covering things to protect from all the sanding and dust! <BR> Yes I will be happy to have this all done! <BR> Going to bed! Have a great night all! Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:43:10 EST Simple Plan for Simple minds I seem to get easily overwhelmed at times when it comes to things that really need to get done. <BR> I guess that is why I felt I could really exhale when hubs took over the bill paying department! whew! <BR> But what I do when I have so much to do around the home is I will do one of two things: <BR> 1. I will set a timer. Just go to work on what ever I see needs to be done. Work constantly until the timer goes off. That lets my mind know I have an end time. I don't have to keep going and goi... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 06:14:10 EST Don't play with your food! Well, I love to play with it and make the presentation adorable! We had breakfast for dinner! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> pancakes 110 calories <BR> 1/2 an orange <BR> a few dried blueberries <BR> sugar free syrup <BR> parkay spray butter <BR> turkey sausages <BR> <BR> very filling and low calorie! <BR> Today I saw this sticker on my bananas that said grilled them........hmmmm okay! <BR> So I looked around, found a recipe, some nutmeg, cinna... Fri, 8 Aug 2014 21:18:48 EST Game Day YES!!!! NFL IS BACK!!!! I love my KC Chiefs and they played tonight at home for the first pre season! <BR> Game isnt over but we are leading 41-31! What an exciting game! <BR> Do you have your game on??? Thu, 7 Aug 2014 23:00:50 EST Rainy Day!! Well the rain hit and it hit hard!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So hubs is painting the ceiling in our daughters room. He is doing a great job! But expects me to be right in there with him while he does his thing! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hope you have a wonderful night all! Wed, 6 Aug 2014 22:55:14 EST tomatoes tomatoes tomatoes today I picked 136 tomatoes. It is like this daily. I didn't stay out there because it was just too hot and I felt the sweat dripping off me. Ya, I am a city girl. I know. <BR> We have given a ton away so now I guess I am left with no choice but to make some salsa! <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day all! Tue, 5 Aug 2014 18:39:52 EST Monday remodel I decided to change the living room around and shampoo the carpet. ugh! I was aching all over! But it looks awesome! Tomorrow is the kitchen double dread! Mon, 4 Aug 2014 23:26:09 EST When I get bored Had to take the daughter to the Dr the other day and we waited forever in the office. I got bored. She has long hair. I started playing with it. Just for fun! It looked really cute! <BR> Have a great evening and Make Monday Count!!! <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 4 Aug 2014 00:17:23 EST 2 down! Two pounds down this week! Lets hope I can at least maintain it since we had to go to a birthday dinner tonight. It was one of those impossible meals. They pre ordered and so, well, you know, the rest is history! <BR> Have a wonderful relaxing evening! Sat, 2 Aug 2014 20:37:24 EST like a good neighbor <img src=""> my wonderful neighbor brought us some corn on the cob fresh from the garden! You know I will let you know how wonderful itis!!! Have a great day Fri, 1 Aug 2014 16:06:06 EST what a man! Hubs grilled us some shrimp and chicken for dinner and it was so delicious! I could get real used to his cooking dinner always! <img src=""> <BR> Have a healthy day! Thu, 31 Jul 2014 19:56:54 EST That terrible moment I knew...... That moment we all have probably experienced. I knew I had put off weighing in because of careless eating habits creeping in. <BR> Hubs and I were sitting at the dinner table and he randomly said, "hey, where are the scales?" Instant panic. I didn't know for sure. I knew if I admitted (out loud) that I had no real idea it would be admitting I have not been weighing regularly. <BR> I quickly said up stairs in the bath room (the old one was there for sure) He said, "Ya, but the batteries are d... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 16:59:50 EST bacon wrapped hotdogs I used turkey dogs and turkey bacon. The recipe called for a bit of brown sugar sprinkled on them and wow! They were delicious! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Go find some healthy recipes today! Sun, 27 Jul 2014 16:01:19 EST Rainy Day Tons of tomatoes. <BR> Got 2 boxes of mason jars at a garage sale for a buck. <BR> Guess what is next????????? <BR> SALSA!!!! <BR> and some apple butter for my apples. <BR> Looks to me like Christmas gits! How dare I say Christmas in July! <BR> Have a happy weekend! Sat, 26 Jul 2014 14:00:21 EST headed for Malibu well not me but my son is. My daughter had this stuffed animal in the car when we were dropping him off at the airport and I told him to hold it while I took his pic! lol!!!! I said "All ready to go!" <BR> <img src=""> he was a bit nervous traveling because he was going solo and changing planes in Denver. So any Denver friends out there, stop by the airport and look for my lost son! lol <BR> Have a great night all! Wed, 23 Jul 2014 22:52:28 EST 11 years! Today marks 11 years with my job. That is a long long time! For me it is. Got my review and I got an excellent review! yipee! Have a great night! Mon, 21 Jul 2014 23:19:08 EST smoked chicken tonight! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> yum yum yum yum yum Sun, 20 Jul 2014 23:50:02 EST just Gi n me My girl and me. <BR> Having a day. <BR> Hope you all have a great one <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 19 Jul 2014 19:44:11 EST my applesauce From my apple orchard (wow, now I am referring to a few apple trees as an orchard! lol) I am making some homemade apple sauce. My house smells so good! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Getting bombarded with the little tomatoes too! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> UPDATE!! Hubs lost interest in going out of town!!! Am I terrible for being excited?? We spend so much money when we go down a... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:39:42 EST my applesauce From my apple orchard (wow, now I am referring to a few apple trees as an orchard! lol) I am making some homemade apple sauce. My house smells so good! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Getting bombarded with the little tomatoes too! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> UPDATE!! Hubs lost interest in going out of town!!! Am I terrible for being excited?? We spend so much money when we go down a... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 13:39:41 EST This weekend It looks as though we are headed down to my in laws for the weekend. It is my mother in laws birthday so hubs wanted to go see her. <BR> We have this one issue when it comes to going down there. <BR> I want to have a game plan. Kinda know who we will go visit type thing. There are so many friends and family of his I have never even met! We are told all the time by the friends and family, "let us know when you will be down, we would love to get together with you" <BR> <BR> Hubs' way of doin... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 19:05:09 EST dinner tonight! I made salmon patties. So delish! Also some home made applesauce from the apple trees out back! And some tomatoes and cucumbers fresh from a garden. Tomatoes were from ours and cucumbers were from a friend hubs works with. I let them sit in some zesty Italian dressing for a bit! what a delicious meal!!! <BR> <BR> Hope you had a good healthy one! Wed, 16 Jul 2014 21:14:46 EST New Habit <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Make this a habit Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:34:21 EST Breakfast on the patio what an awesome morning! I had my breakfast outdoors. <img src=""> Hubs joined me. <BR> Dad came by and I helped him unscrew so old fence he is going to use the wood for something. <BR> Got to relax, got the green beans and new potatoes started. Mom said they have to "cook down" as she puts it. They are from a neighbor friend from her garden. <BR> Planning on relaxing in the cool wonderful summer breeze today! <img src="http://photos-ak.... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 14:05:59 EST No Partridge though Well it has been brought to my attention that not only do I have the apple trees, one of the trees my son was inspecting more closely, and he said these are some weird shaped apples. My mom looked at it and sure enough, it is a pear tree!!!! wow!! I know what you are thinking............I do need to get out more often! lol <BR> So I will have some pears it looks like by the end of August according to my mom! <BR> <BR> Have a great one! Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:15:18 EST Wozer I told you about my son Kyle aka Wozer, that is my little nickname I have for him, He has been really working his weight loss and it sure is paying off! <BR> Him with his lovely gal, Abigail! Yes, her hair is long!! <img src=""> <BR> His clothes are getting so big on him! Time for him to do some shopping! Yay! Wozer! Love my baby boy! Sat, 12 Jul 2014 22:03:16 EST death of a cell phone well, the day has come. It has been 4 years. That is a lifetime record breaker for cell phones. My dear old friend has bit the dust. <BR> Actually, it is the battery. It will not keep a charge. Last year I ordered one, in fact it wasn't even a full year ago. It was cheap enough but sure didn't hold up like the first battery did. I could see this was going to be an on going problem and the older it got, I knew the batteries would get older too. <BR> These days they are updating so fast that ... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:44:20 EST new discovery! Hubs does the yardwork around here and I felt froggy and went out to do some mowing with him. I grabbed the push mower and he jumped on the rider. I was getting my sweat on and lo and behold, I see our apple trees in the way way way back! Sure enough, they are all loaded with apples! I am going to have some serious fun with apple makin and bakin! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> side note. My precious daughter is gone for the week and so she... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 13:18:07 EST What a Beautiful day! Took the Harley out for a ride. Headed downtown to a restaurant to meet some friends and have lunch with them. The guy we were meeting was on the bike ahead of us. <BR> Just gorgeous outside! I could get use to this kind of July! It is about 82 degrees out! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Enjoy your day! Wed, 9 Jul 2014 17:01:18 EST Pics from the weekend There were so many pictures taken and fireworks were like at a professional place. They were amazing! But here is some of the fun we had!! <BR> <img src=""> hubs getting the sun for me! <BR> <img src=""> swimming at my sisters <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> some ... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 13:57:38 EST Did I read that right? Went to a little town drug store while we were in the country. They had an old fashioned soda shop inside. Just like on Leave it to Beaver! (yes, I am telling my age!) Ice cream cones............5 cents!!! Sodas were also!!! <BR> <img src=""> had to snap a picture of it on the menu! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> and yes, I indulged! I paid for it this week! But I am glad I did! Tue, 8 Jul 2014 00:22:49 EST safe and sound Made it home safe and sound. Now for the part everyone hates. The dreaded unloading and putting everything back! ugh! Thank goodness I am off tomorrow. Today is catch up on my spark! <BR> Hope you all had a safe holiday. Take care! Sun, 6 Jul 2014 18:08:39 EST A Picture is worth a thousand words...... A good friend of mine is a firefighter and he sent a text picture of a fire they put out today. The only thing left was just pretty amazing........... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> If the picture doesn't show up good on here, it says Jesus is Lord in the yellow boxed area on the bus. This has not been touched. Wish I could get it to show better on here! <BR> Pictures are worth a thousand words........ <BR> <BR> Be safe. <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Jul 2014 02:40:54 EST