KIM22211's SparkPeople Blog KIM22211's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community To Dread or not to Dread that is the question! lol Going to a "reunion" of sorts today. It is a place where my husband use to work (for 20 yrs) and every year they put on a big get together of past and present employees. <BR> I am thinking this won't be too bad, because let's face it, we all know that when we haven't seen someone in years we will automatically have an opinion of them. i.e. Bob sure has lost his hair. Did you notice Dorothy has a few more wrinkles? Looks like Sue has really slimmed down/gained weig... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 05:59:20 EST Ironic Well, it has been a while. But my last blog was on our Sturgis trip and I posted a pic of the Full Throttle place we went to. Sadly, it burned to the ground this week. I am glad to have the memories but very sad for the town of Sturgis. <BR> Hope all is well. <BR> Take care <img src=""> Fri, 11 Sep 2015 00:19:59 EST Sturgis Wonderful trip. Wonderful time. Wonderful weather. Snapped a pic at the famous Full Throttle place. I have never heard of it before but I guess it is a show on tv? Don't know. I forgot to take my motorcycle goggles off so they are sitting on my forehead! lol <BR> I am paying for the weight gain but really focusing this week on getting back to pre vaca weight now! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a great rest of the wee... Wed, 5 Aug 2015 00:45:53 EST BEAUTY TIME I have a friend coming over that is going to color and cut my hair and we are going to do some facials! Scrubs also and try to sneak in a pedi! <BR> Love days like this! <BR> Have a great one! Wed, 1 Jul 2015 21:22:58 EST eating out Well I had a pretty good feeling we were going to get to go out to dinner and I was right! So I planned the day accordingly! Planning makes ALL the difference! And having the right foods in the house also is a must for me! <BR> Have a great night all! Sun, 28 Jun 2015 23:35:26 EST It is nighty night time! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My son sends me pics daily! lol I love it! <BR> Good night all! Thu, 25 Jun 2015 00:12:56 EST to brighten your day, <img src=""> <BR> <BR> life it good! Sun, 21 Jun 2015 22:55:02 EST Always looking for something different to make for dinner. Hubs is hard to cook for because he doesn't hardly do veggies. I have to really work at getting things healthy and good and he will eat. Tonight I am making a sp recipe Coca cola chicken. No need for the oven! It is turning hot here quickly. AC went on Saturday <em>39</em> Hate that bill but thankful for the AC! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=617 </link> <BR> <BR> Here is the link. I will let you know h... Mon, 8 Jun 2015 11:44:19 EST all day we spent all day scooting around on the bike and visiting the grandbaby! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> we were playing around saying we were going to strap him on the back of the Harley and take him home with us! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> have a sweet Sunday Sun, 7 Jun 2015 12:46:18 EST Working gal! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Crazy little girl went and got grown up on me! She just got her first job! She will be a lifeguard at a big water park in our city. <BR> Really proud of her! <BR> <BR> Love you Gigi! <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 31 May 2015 08:51:13 EST Grow grow grow!!! All this rain has been wonderful for our little garden. <BR> The onions are coming up <BR> I have had 2 red pretty strawberries so far <BR> Tomato plants taking off <BR> Blueberry bushes are still alive! <BR> Pumpkin and watermelon seem to be doing good, no signs but at least they are not dead <BR> same for the cucumbers <BR> Mint is going like crazy! <BR> flowers are all doing great too! <BR> I think that is about it. <BR> Looking forward to seeing what this summer brings! <BR> Have a wonder... Thu, 28 May 2015 23:32:46 EST Eating it up! The kids got in town and got to meet me for the first time. They loved me! I am eating it up! They can have anything they want as far as I am concerned! lol <BR> <img src=""> <BR> 2 of the 3 ! <BR> Have a great day! Thu, 21 May 2015 05:47:34 EST Company My husbands son and his wife and kids are moving from Washington state to Georgia. He is in the Army and will be stationed there now. They will be coming thru our city and we will get to see them today! <BR> Hope all goes good! This is the first time I have met them! nervous a bit! <BR> Have a wonderful Wednesday! Wed, 20 May 2015 04:14:18 EST my little love <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I seriously can't stand it. I had to pinch the cheeks off! lol Sun, 17 May 2015 16:36:19 EST Changes For 13 years I have been using one main perfume <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Caught a sale on some Lancome and decided to give it a try. Figured it was time for a change! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hope I am going to like it! I have heard a lot of good about it. <BR> Do you have a fav perfume? Fri, 15 May 2015 05:34:20 EST Perfect Weather for a garden. We are getting plenty of sun and plenty of rain as well! Really looking forward to seeing what new things hubs is successful at growing! <BR> We have a small garden so we will just have more like samples I am guessing this year. <BR> We planted <BR> blueberries <BR> watermelon <BR> pumpkin <BR> strawberries <BR> cucumbers <BR> tomatoes <BR> onions <BR> and my mint plant as well. <BR> Cant wait to see how things turn out! Thu, 14 May 2015 05:53:03 EST oh dread Time to tackle the frig! ugh! Cleaning it out is just ick! There are disadvantages to having a huge frig. One is it stores entirely too much stuff that gets lost in it. <BR> I am not ready to take on the freezers just yet. I know I need to. I never can tell what it is that I have froze in my containers! I will sometimes take a label and write on them but I am not consistent with that! <BR> Here's to a surprise dinner! Not even the cook is sure what we will have! lol <BR> Have a wonderful day Tue, 12 May 2015 13:30:13 EST Cleaning! My laundry room is just off my bedroom. Although we have a large closet in our bedroom, the bar is hanging too high for this petite gal. Plus my hubs has entirely too many clothes! So my "closet" is now in the laundry room. It is rather convenient for me really. It is like a dressing room for me. <BR> Today I am spring cleaning it out. ugh! Man! The things one can accumulate over a short period of time! It is going to get out! <BR> Love my productive Mondays! <BR> Have a great one! Mon, 11 May 2015 12:52:43 EST My mothers day Tyler my oldest, making me a first time mom January 1986 <BR> Beau almost exactly 1 yr later (within 5 days) February 1987 <BR> Kyle Almost exactly 1 yr later (1 day between!) February 1988 <BR> Alexandria only daughter almost 10 yrs later August 1997 <BR> <BR> These are the ones that call me mommala! <BR> <BR> Happy mothers day to you all? <BR> Who calls you mom? Mon, 11 May 2015 00:43:00 EST new roof We got the new roof on today. It started raining as they were working. Poor guys. They really hustled to get the job done! Looks wonderful! So happy with the job. Hubs said he is very impressed! <BR> Hope you all have a wonderful weekend and for all you women have a happy mothers day! Whether or not you are a mom of kids or furry friends, in some way or another we have mom traits in us all! <BR> Take it easy this weekend! Fri, 8 May 2015 02:09:29 EST young guns! My son came in town this last weekend and he and his girlfriend went to a dinner play that was on a train and held in the "wild west". They had the guests dress up for the event. The guests are all part of the murder mystery that takes place on the train. They looked really cute. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> They had a great time! <BR> Hope you have a great day! Wed, 6 May 2015 03:59:47 EST a sight rarely seen <img src=""> <BR> <BR> working outside. no make up. no glam girl just me and the dirt and sweat! I am tuckered! That takes a ton of work. I am learning to enjoy yardwork. It seems to make hubs happy! <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 4 May 2015 17:00:11 EST A new need! I tried to be good and not make a big purchase but this was a really great deal! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I decided with a new baby around, I must have a good camera to capture the moments! <BR> Plus it will come in handy dandy on vacation! Can't wait to get quality shots! <BR> <BR> Meanwhile, I will settle for my cellphone pics! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Got to go see... Sun, 3 May 2015 18:37:12 EST Can't help myself! <img src=""> <BR> my little boy <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Sometimes it isn't all about weight loss! <BR> Have a wonderful day! Fri, 1 May 2015 04:12:06 EST this is what perfection looks like God is so Good. He is so good to me! <BR> My friends, I would like to introduce to you my new grandson! <BR> Perfect in every way! <BR> 7lbs 14 oz 21 inches long! born at 1:01am! <BR> I think they are going to name him Finn. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 04:35:47 EST changes but no changes changes with hubs schedule are going far. <BR> No changes with the daughter in law and the baby! He is 6 days late! I am losing my patience! <BR> Will keep you posted! Wed, 29 Apr 2015 06:55:12 EST ugh ........changes.again! Hubs has a schedule change at work, thus making my little routine all messed up.........again! This time it looks like about 2 months worth! <BR> I will make the best of it but not a real happy camper! <BR> <BR> Planting my blueberry bushes tomorrow and the tomatoes too. I think he is going to only do 2 tomato plants this year because last year we did 4 and got so many it was crazy! <BR> <BR> I also want to start some herbs. Keep it simple. This is all new to me! <BR> <BR> Still no baby ... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 02:18:58 EST Handbags Do you have a fav brand? <BR> Are you a purse snob? <BR> Is there a fav color for you? <BR> Do you change out with the seasons? <BR> Is there a style you are drawn to? <BR> tell me more!!!! <BR> <BR> Have a fantastic Friday! <BR> <BR> Fri, 24 Apr 2015 03:43:39 EST Official due date today is the official due date for the grandbaby! Keeping my phone close to my side! <BR> Good weigh in today. Lost 1.8lbs. 8lbs away from my mini goal! woohoo!! <BR> Have a great day all! Thu, 23 Apr 2015 15:27:52 EST NEW THINGS! I have a new skirt that is waiting for me to wear! <BR> I told her to be patient and I would wear her in about 10 pounds from now! <BR> New goal: skirt for the family reunion in June! <BR> <BR> What goal have you made? Wed, 22 Apr 2015 00:17:14 EST First picture of the grandbaby <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ha! Gotcha! <BR> <BR> no word yet! <BR> My son has been working on the nursery. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> He is getting closer and closer to all finished! <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a great weekend! <BR> Sat, 18 Apr 2015 02:56:18 EST so good I had to repeat! Made that cauliflower again! So easy and oh so good! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Lost my Easter 2lbs! yay!!!! <BR> I have set a mini goal and I am 9.2 lbs from it!!! The lose this week rekindled my motivation. I can't say I really "earned" the loss really but I am going to graciously accept it and run with it! <BR> Hold me accountable PLEASE!!!!!! <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful Friday! Fri, 17 Apr 2015 04:35:36 EST It always seems to happen at the same time I start my "day" off great. Healthy eating. No hunger, Then as the night goes along, it hits me. I want to snack. Lately it has been on peanuts or nuts of some sort. I don't go too over board but it has put me over my daily range I try to stay in. <BR> Now to figure out how to stop this would be habit!!! I am not hungry, just wanting/craving that protein I guess. Today is weigh in so I will find out how much damage was done from this aggravating urge! <BR> <BR> How do you fight the urge? Thu, 16 Apr 2015 03:44:56 EST My son the prankster...... My oldest son and his wife are expecting their first baby this month. April 23 is the due date but we all know how that goes........... <BR> So he calls me tonight. I can hear that they are in the car...he proceeds to say, hey mommala (that is what they have always called me!) we are headed to the hospital (pause.insert a moment of silence) to go on a hospital tour they are giving for new parents! <BR> I wanted to ring his neck!!!! <BR> Then he says but ya, when we really do have to go, do y... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 04:09:19 EST Weekend Wedding Went to a "biker" wedding this weekend. Weather was perfect. Wedding was,well, let's just say quite different. But it was a great ride going there. Today is raining and cooler so they got married the perfect day! <BR> Hope you have a great rest of your weekend! <BR> Gotta go track! Sun, 12 Apr 2015 16:07:48 EST It was divine! Made the healthy recipe and hubs won't touch it and daughter wasn't home so I cut the recipe way down and I got to eat the WHOLE thing!!! So yummy! <BR> It was rated incredible and now I know why! Wed, 8 Apr 2015 14:27:32 EST new trys One of my goals is to try new things in healthy eating. <BR> <BR> This recipe has rave reviews. Gonna try it tonight! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=1936767 </link> <BR> <BR> Healthy poppers! Why not?! <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Tue, 7 Apr 2015 15:50:44 EST Team Challenge We were challenged to post a blog on ten new things we want to "change" or do. Forming new habits and time <BR> <BR> Here is my list <BR> <BR> 1. always meet my step count goal for the day! <BR> 2. do a treatment to my hands at least weekly <BR> 3. skincare routine down pat daily <BR> 4. healthy new recipes for dinner daily <BR> 5. each day a new different smoothie for breakfast <BR> 6. make my bed DAILY <BR> 7. clear clutter DAILY <BR> 8.get fully dressed DAILY (including shoes!) <BR> Mon, 6 Apr 2015 16:19:49 EST clarifying I said I had 20 people for Easter dinner BUT dear mom and one sister did the vast majority of the cooking. I only had to provide the place for the party! I made a couple of things is all! Unfortunately we have several left overs. I told my hubs he had until the end of today to finish off (both our favs) my moms coconut cream pie. <BR> I said, honey, you have to. Take one for the team! There's a fluffy girl out there you are saving with every bite! lol <BR> So far there is one hefty size pi... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 14:13:19 EST Made it through the day Had a wonderful Easter Service and and wonderful Easter Dinner. Ate entirely too much but tomorrow I am all over it! <BR> 20 people total for dinner! Sun, 5 Apr 2015 18:36:29 EST Have a Wonderful Easter Because He lives I can face tomorrow! <BR> I hope you all have a Blessed Easter! <BR> Getting preparations done around here. Expecting about 18 is all for dinner. <BR> That is a small amount for our clan! <BR> Gotta go! Duty calls! Sat, 4 Apr 2015 18:54:10 EST Dear Old Mom <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My mom...........making all of Easter dinner, took time out of that cooking schedule to make these cakes. One was just for a friend of ours that loves pineapple upside down cake and has always asked for one, and my daughter saw her making it and said, hey wait up! What about me? So she made her one too. I have to set and look at these bad boys! Well, okay, I sampled my daughters. lol omg! They taste better than the... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 04:03:15 EST In a nutshell <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> yup! Wed, 1 Apr 2015 02:10:35 EST it's coming!!!! Spring is sooooooooo in the air! I actually opened the doors and left them open! awwwww! Tue, 31 Mar 2015 12:33:08 EST It's all in the way you think I was thinking today as I was getting dressed and I was realizing this and thats of things I don't have and then thought to myself.....'it doesn't matter what you don't have or do have, what matters is what you do with what you have" <BR> <BR> Many people HAVE treadmills, but if they are not using them, then what's it even matter? This goes for really just about everything. <BR> May not make sense but it sure enlightened me! <BR> <BR> Go and do with what you have! <BR> Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:27:24 EST Turning Point soon, I am going to get up the guts to post a blog with my official "before" pic when I decided it was time to lose weight. <BR> The turning point for me was when, at the time, my new husband had weighed one morning and said his weight. I realized then WE WEIGHED THE SAME AMOUNT!!!! <BR> We had been married about 8 months and both had gained weight. You know, the whole happy and eating out a lot kinda thing....... <BR> He is 6feet tall and a big brawny man. There isn't one dainty thing about ... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 01:26:06 EST Decluttering! Hubs said this week is the "tight" week for spending so I am going to be careful not to be a spendy spenderson this week! Instead,I came across a great article one of my team mates shared on decluttering my home! That should keep me busy! <BR> Hubs is going to try to work on the yard some this weekend if weather permits! <BR> Here is the link to declutter your home <BR> <link><BR>st=declutter_your_home_in_31_days </link> <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful pr... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 02:00:15 EST that's no bull! First time ever............I tried bison! We had bison hotdogs for dinner. As I was cooking it, I was hesitant to be honest but when I took my first bite..............I fell in love. Wish I would have ate much slower! lol It was just that good! <BR> High in protein <BR> Low in fat <BR> Delicious!!!! <BR> <BR> Have a great Thursday! <BR> It is weigh in day for me! <BR> Hoping to at least be back down to last weeks weight! rough rough weekend! Thu, 26 Mar 2015 03:44:44 EST Hard to say goodbye Got some sad news today. My Dr is heading to Germany to be there with her son for quite a while. She notified us today that she will be closing up shop as of May 1. We have one last visit the end of April. <BR> She is the best Dr. She does crazy in depth labs and really focuses on cures and prevention. <BR> Well, my goal is to become so healthy I won't even need a Dr! I know, I am going to have to get a new one but she did give us a great referral of one. Guess I will check that one out. <... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 04:59:06 EST Big Picture! 2 days until weigh in and I have been playing make up for the last 2 days. Bad bad weekend eating. But at least I am right back in the game. Might not show a loss, might even show a gain, but I know it is only temporary! It's all about the big picture! <BR> Added more protein to my morning shakes and smoothies and it has REALLY helped with warding off the hunger! <BR> No matter what, make it a good day! Tue, 24 Mar 2015 18:36:48 EST