KO1215's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=KO1215 KO1215'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/ Quit Banging on the Door! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585611 So things get crazier and crazier sometimes. <BR> <BR> I read a great quote the other day. <BR> <BR> ‘If God shuts a door quit banging on it. Trust that whatever is behind it is not meant for you.’ <BR> <BR> What a great quote! I really took it to heart. Twice now I have attempted weight loss surgery. Twice something stopped the process. <BR> <BR> I finally settled on that answer and said okay. Things are going okay at WW so let’s just continue on that track. <BR> <BR> Until y... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 12:27:04 EST A twist on an old Standard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575435 Twas the day after Christmas, and all through the house <BR> Nothing would fit me, not even a blouse. <BR> The cookies I'd eaten, the eggnog I'd taste <BR> The holiday parties had gone to my waist. <BR> <BR> When I got on the scale there arose such a number! <BR> The scale must be broken, I said with a thunder. <BR> I'd remember the wonderful meals I'd prepared; <BR> The gravies and sauces and beef nicely rare, <BR> <BR> The wine and the pastries, the bread and the cheese <BR> And t... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 09:40:14 EST Sometimes you don't have to say anything. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568826 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1072841778.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1870545932.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l525369035.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> <BR> Keri Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:34:26 EST Focus for the Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567356 Changing your mindset is not an easy thing. Discovering I couldn’t have the surgery was a setback. But….it was not a deal breaker. I am determined to make the weight loss happen. Heaven knows I’m not perfect at the process…and the truth is I probably won’t ever be….. but I am making progress. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1533845788.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So what is helping? <BR> <BR> • I’m not keeping any junk in the house. It helps. (But is quite annoying when y... Wed, 18 Dec 2013 14:44:42 EST It's in Gods hands... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550852 It’s been such a rough couple of weeks. I wrap my head around this surgery idea and now it’s been taken away from me. All that work for nothing! And you will never guess why……..I’m not fat enough. Trust me….my doctor says I am double my ideal weight but not according to insurance standards. <BR> <BR> Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought that would happen… <BR> Don’t you just love insurance companies? So in order to have surgery, I have to gain 25 lbs. and hold it for a year…... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:00:06 EST Back on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5531445 I sooo owe you a couple of entries! It's been a little crazy here. <BR> <BR> DH joined Weight Watchers and I have to say...I'm glad he did. Watching him learn the program has really made me step back and re learn a few things myself. So that has been really good. <BR> <BR> My friend had her surgery and is doing really well. It makes me sooo jealous. So I mentioned to DH that she lost 8 lbs. this week and he asked me if I still wished that it was me. I asked him if he wanted the trut... Sun, 3 Nov 2013 23:34:56 EST Torn...anyone have words of wisdom? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513177 Very confused today. DH sat me down yesterday and told me he did NOT want me to have the surgery. Now I'm really confused. He hates the idea of how they cut the stomach. <BR> <BR> Ultimately, it's my decision. He has offered to join Weight Watchers and monitor each other......which would be supportive. <BR> <BR> I wonder if I should give his way a try for 6 months just to satisfy our concerns...what's the worst that can happen? <BR> <BR> I wrapped my head around the fact that I wante... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 11:42:23 EST Vacations, Hospitals, and Protein...oh my! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497726 Hey fellow Sparkers! I owe you all visits! It’s been a while. Things have been very busy this month. <BR> <BR> DH and I took a mini vacation over the Labor Day to Wisconsin. We spent some time at the House on a Rock in Dodgeville. It took 4 hours to complete the tour and it wasn’t easy walking for me. But I was proud of the fact that I completed it! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2136092544.jpg"> <BR> <BR> When we got home, DH got really sick. It started wit... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 11:41:30 EST It takes a village..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5447608 It takes a village…. <BR> <BR> You’ve heard this phrase before; especially in regards to raising children……but how about using it when you think about losing weight? <BR> <BR> Why not? You are following my journey and asking some pretty good questions. So I want to take this time to share some information and my philosophy with you. <BR> <BR> Deciding to do the surgery was a big decision…..not one a person takes lightly. It sounds so easy….have surgery…be thin…piece of cake. But we kno... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 11:55:32 EST First Steps completed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5446400 First steps are complete! <BR> <BR> I had my initial breathing test; they were pretty normal; so now I get to have a more extensive test today. Not looking forward to it! <BR> I had a meeting with the surgeon last week and now I am on track for gastric sleeve surgery. I have a lot of prep work to do first. <BR> <BR> • I have to lose thirty pounds <BR> • I have to have a psyc evaluation <BR> • I have to take some classes <BR> • And I have to have a stomach scope <BR> <BR> Yikes! That is ... Tue, 6 Aug 2013 11:53:23 EST Your journey is the flavor..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5432905 Our journey is the same…..yet…it is not. What makes the journey so unique is that the individuals in us shape our path. My situation is not the same as yours…..and thank goodness! What really works at Sparkpeople is support we get from one another. Today I’m talking about support that isn’t as obvious. <BR> <BR> We read each other’s blogs….comment on them….offer our support. And surprisingly….we get support from that….the shared experiences…being able to find one nugget of informatio... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 09:55:56 EST The first Countdown! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430798 So next week is a big week. I’m having a breathing test on Monday…..an appt with the surgeon on Tuesday…and an appt. with a pulmonologist on Wednesday. Yikes. <BR> <BR> My mind is so full of different emotions….fear….excitement …nervousness….did I mention fear? I just want to get the show on the road. Now that I have made a decision…I just want to run with it….and there are soooo many steps yet to take. And I have no idea what half of them are. (And the fact that my deductible is paid... Tue, 23 Jul 2013 16:03:18 EST Time....why are you slowing down? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5421743 I am patiently waiting for the end of the month and my appointment. <BR> <BR> Unfortunately, I have had to add a couple more appointments in there. I have started to have some breathing problems. The horrible humidity we are having has added to the difficulty. <BR> <BR> So I get to have a breathing test the day before weight loss surgeon and an appointment with the pulmonologist the day after. Oh joy….I am praying that it is just seasonal asthma and not COPD. (I always assume the wo... Mon, 15 Jul 2013 11:22:22 EST Down but not out… http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5409596 Yes, I have failed yet another attempt to lose this weight. It’s not that I don’t want to….it’s just that I don’t seem to have the motivation to get it done. <BR> <BR> I’m tired of messing around. I can’t continue on this path. Things are getting critical for me as my health has really been nose diving in the past couple of years. <BR> <BR> So…I made a decision. <BR> <BR> I need another tool to achieve my goal. Sparkpeople will still be an important part of my choice but the choice is ... Wed, 3 Jul 2013 11:59:00 EST Harder than it looks.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5364039 I lost 7.4 my first week. I'm thinking this week isn't going so well so far. I went to the cities last weekend and walked the Mall of America....I know I walked for two hours. I didn't even go in any shops. I just walked. DH and our kids were at the Twins game. I didn't want to squish into a seat....hmmm... <BR> <BR> I'm still not following all my rules. I am hoping to do better this week. <BR> <BR> Track food!!!! Why can't I do it???? <BR> <BR> Any suggestions? <BR> <BR> <i... Tue, 21 May 2013 23:12:58 EST New Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5351401 We are starting a new wellness challenge at work. I had my initial weigh in today. All we have to do is lose weight every week. If we do that we get 5 points a week. If we gain, we lose 5 points. We can cash out at 5 weeks or continue on for 10. For every 5 points we get, we get a $5 gift card. Pretty good incentive….we have over 50 participants. I’m going to work really hard at this one. <BR> <BR> My goals: <BR> <BR> · Steer toward ‘real’ foods. <BR> · Eliminat... Thu, 9 May 2013 21:06:11 EST Never ending winter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5332319 Can't believe we are getting snow again. Took me an hour to drive home from work....yuk! <BR> <BR> This picture was posted by the local news station.....sums it up! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1928283145.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> <BR> Keri Mon, 22 Apr 2013 22:35:55 EST Different perspective.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5325149 I saw this today...posted in regards to the tragedy in Boston...how fitting. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1892140043.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> <BR> Keri Tue, 16 Apr 2013 11:52:07 EST Winters return...crazy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5319574 It’s so crazy! There are so many homes without power! We were without power for a day. Thankfully I have a handy DH who owns a couple of generators. So we were able to power our furnace, refrigerator, our TV and computers and our kids house. <BR> <BR> A lot of employers in the area don’t have power either, so people aren’t working. I work at a 24/7 facility. Fortunately, they have a great generator situation and we have been able to work. It has been on a very minimal staff since a ... Thu, 11 Apr 2013 11:28:14 EST What we are dealing with right now.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5318636 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1487029278.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Spring! <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> <BR> <BR> Keri Wed, 10 Apr 2013 16:16:27 EST The little guy who could.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5276658 Well, I've been really sick since the beginning of January. I haven't gained any weight and I have been losing some. However, I have no energy and can't breathe well enough to do anything. <BR> <BR> I am slowly getting better after antibiotics and steroids and two trips to the ER in one night. And as I am patiently waiting to recover....I have a lot to look forward too. <BR> <BR> I'm pretty sure I told you about Barney..... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l5... Wed, 6 Mar 2013 22:33:24 EST Beginning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5183575 2013…. <BR> A time for new beginnings. I’m not going to waste my time on resolutions that I’ll never keep….I know myself too well. Instead, I’m going to start with some simple goals and keep improving on those goals. <BR> Here goes: <BR> 1. Read wellness related books. I started “You on a diet”. I will read for at least 15 minutes per day. <BR> 2. Take time out for exercise every day. At least ten minutes, I have a dog now so it shouldn’t be so hard to take him for a walk. <BR> 3. Concen... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 10:48:38 EST I just don't understand..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5129664 I just don’t understand……. <BR> <BR> One of my favorite Sparkpeople said goodbye yesterday…… <BR> <BR> He said he was called out as a fraud for blogging when he is in a rut with his weight loss journey. What?????? <BR> <BR> I don’t understand…..where does it say you can only be here and participate if you are perfect? If that’s the case, I guess I need to go too. The last two years have been the worst of my life and I don’t know what I would have done without Sparkpeople and the friends... Fri, 9 Nov 2012 14:43:25 EST Not great.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5128644 Ya know.....it's not been to great of a month..... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1327307686.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Plus: <BR> <BR> New grandson!!! <BR> Husband got a puppy! <BR> <BR> Minus: <BR> <BR> Father in law died <BR> Uncle died <BR> Hubby left me for a week with 6 week old puppy...who's not potty trained! <BR> Oldest grandson went to jail...will probably go to prison. <BR> One of my favorite Sparkpeople is leaving us.... <BR> <BR> Probably gained 5 ... Thu, 8 Nov 2012 16:05:35 EST A little inspiration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118949 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l154639325.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good and simple! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1165826989.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1809619855.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1548622747.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> <BR> Keri <BR> Wed, 31 Oct 2012 10:43:07 EST One Word Answers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5109842 <BR> <BR> Not as easy as you might think! Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. It's really hard to only use one word answers. <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? <BR> Purse <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> Will <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> Shiny <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> sad <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> tired <BR> <BR> Your favourite thing? <BR> reading <BR> <BR> Your dream last night? <BR> none <BR> <BR> Favourite drink? <BR> water <BR> <BR> What roo... Tue, 23 Oct 2012 11:40:07 EST Hope http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5092671 Hope <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l969982926.jpg"> <BR> <BR> You’ve heard the story of Pandora’s Box. Curiosity led to opening the box and unleashing all sorts of horror on the world. And what remained in the box was “Hope.” In the scheme of things it was the most important thing in the box. So what does “Hope” have to do with us here at Sparkpeople? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l388221504.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Turns out …. Eve... Tue, 9 Oct 2012 12:47:42 EST I DON'T Care!......or do I? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5046942 I obviously don’t care about myself…..no it’s true. Why else would I make the choices I make? I know when I am making a bad choice, I know it is a bad choice and that I shouldn’t do it, but I do it anyway….I don’t care…. <BR> <BR> All the good intentions in the world don’t matter when I find myself craving something that isn’t good for me because…..I don’t care….. <BR> <BR> I get determined to work out after work and I get home and take a nap because I tell myself I am really tired……I don... Thu, 6 Sep 2012 11:00:52 EST Reminder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5035879 Me: God, can I ask you a question? <BR> <BR> God: Sure. <BR> <BR> Me: Promise you won't get mad? <BR> ... <BR> <BR> God: I promise. <BR> <BR> Me: Why did you let so much stuff happen to me today? <BR> <BR> God: What do you mean? <BR> <BR> Me: Well, I woke up late. <BR> <BR> God: Yes. <BR> <BR> Me: My car took forever to start. <BR> <BR> God: Okay. <BR> <BR> Me: At lunch they made my sandwich wrong and I had to wait. <BR> <BR> God: Hmmm. <BR> <BR> Me: On the way home my phone went ... Wed, 29 Aug 2012 10:30:27 EST So...what have you done today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4917644 So…what have you done today? <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l4326384.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Everyone knows that things go better when you have a plan. You eat the right things, you get your exercise in, and you feel that rush of accomplishment. <BR> <BR> What happens if you fail to plan? Does that mean the whole day is a failure and everything gets thrown out the window? It happens…be honest. <BR> <BR> It doesn’t have to be that way. When you find yourself with ... Fri, 8 Jun 2012 11:45:41 EST Meds and railroad cars! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4913883 So I had something interesting happen to me the other day. I was getting ready to go to a funeral and I had the TV on....noise....all of a sudden I hear one of those commercials by lawyers looking for people who have suffered from a problem caused by a medication. <BR> <BR> I did a double take because I realized it was a medication that I'm on. It has supposedly caused strokes and kidney failure. SCARY! But it has only caused that in people who have diabetes and I don't have diabetes. S... Tue, 5 Jun 2012 21:41:24 EST Ponderings redux... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4862769 Funny thing happened after I posted the last blog. I was listening to the radio on my way home from work. Dr. Laura was on and I get a kick out of her. She can be so abrasive sometimes that as a people person, it just causes me to cringe. <em>2</em> <BR> A lady was talking to her about the exact issue I was talking about earlier. And Dr. Laura in her no nonsense, no sugar coating it way, told the lady that she was making a choice. (paraphrasing somewhat)“You don’t WANT to be healthy, yo... Wed, 2 May 2012 09:58:05 EST Ponderings... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4861354 My DH loves to look at Craigslist. He is always looking for a bargain. I find the whole thing a little dull. I would rather look at Amazon or something like that. I have been considering getting an exercise bike for awhile now. The problems with my legs are stopping me from walking too much and I can’t accomplish my goals like this. <BR> So I asked the expert (DH) to hunt for on one on Craigslist. I didn’t want to pay new price for sure and I didn’t want to spend more than $100. No, it... Tue, 1 May 2012 13:56:37 EST A stronger Woman in me.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4823225 I heard this song by Jewel this morning and it sounded like something I would want as a mantra! Thought I would share. I think a lot of us could use this: <BR> <BR> <BR> I'm going to love myself <BR> More than anyone else <BR> Believe in me even if someone cannot see <BR> There's a stronger woman in me <BR> I'm going to be my own best friend <BR> Stay with me till the end <BR> Won't lose myself again, never, no <BR> 'Cause there's a stronger woman <BR> A stronger woman <BR> There's a stro... Fri, 6 Apr 2012 11:39:36 EST Everything in moderation....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4811460 Taking this journey with you has been a wonderful thing. I have learned so much about myself and others struggles and joys. Some of the things I have learned have been very hard to stomach. <BR> <BR> I hate when I hear about abuse in families….spousal abuse….child abuse. It breaks my heart. And while these things don’t occur in my house or life….I realize that I AM guilty of abuse…..to myself. <BR> <BR> I have been having a great struggle with my legs lately. I am in a lot of pain. ... Thu, 29 Mar 2012 22:42:55 EST Checking in.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4774625 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l520611573.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l232878106.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I miss checking in with you all....I hope I have some time soon. I have lots to share. I'm doing fine! I NEED to catch up with all of you! <BR> <BR> Soon.... <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> <BR> Keri <BR> <BR> Tue, 6 Mar 2012 22:34:59 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4706185 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l584000868.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l505008330.jpg"> <BR> <BR> No real news on my legs. I go into the hospital tomorrow to have a doppler ultrasound. Will let you know how it turns out. <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> <BR> <BR> Keri Thu, 26 Jan 2012 23:01:32 EST Ummm....that would do it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4692174 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l465975517.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Scary as that thought is...sometimes that what we need! I'm doing well. Weight is slowly coming off. I've had some health issues lately....flu....cold...and now I have really swollen feet...don't know why. I can't tell you how painful it is. I have a doctors appt in the morning. I hope they can tell me what's going on. It's keeping me back from that giant dinosaur!!!! <BR> <BR> Till then, <BR> <BR> Hugs! <... Thu, 19 Jan 2012 21:36:35 EST Think about it...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4683056 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l324552902.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My new motto.....for sure! Sun, 15 Jan 2012 21:45:01 EST Hee Hee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4663039 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l958714490.jpg"> Fri, 6 Jan 2012 22:49:43 EST The one where she actually wrote something.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4660337 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/6/l560990616.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l962839489.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l708967537.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l42512274.jpg"> <BR> <BR> To say I have been inspired lately...doesn't even cover it. I discovered a website that has provided me a lot of interesting things plus the inspiration I have been sharing with you... Thu, 5 Jan 2012 19:24:50 EST They just keep coming! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4658295 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l959092384.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l524179864.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l654298102.jpg"> Wed, 4 Jan 2012 22:36:14 EST Ancient secret...... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4655656 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l652966713.jpg"> Tue, 3 Jan 2012 23:01:15 EST Great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4647450 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l370473865.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Things to inspire you until I have time to write! <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> <BR> Keri Sun, 1 Jan 2012 00:01:14 EST Hang in there! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4639068 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l350995308.jpg"> Mon, 26 Dec 2011 17:33:26 EST Change.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4634203 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l20894149.jpg"> Wed, 21 Dec 2011 15:31:18 EST How it's going..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4613918 Ginilee4 asked me a question the other day that I have been trying not to answer. But since she asked, I decided that I would put the answer in my blog. She asked how my job was going and if I was still enamored with it. <BR> <BR> Here's my answer.....I'm sorry but it's going to be a somewhat lengthy one.... <BR> <BR> I have about 20 year in HR. I have been a manager for at least 10 years of that time. Now one of the things that is well documented is what is called a "Honeymoon" stag... Mon, 5 Dec 2011 20:49:04 EST Gluttony and Greed! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4608588 The title got your attention, huh! <BR> <BR> I admit it….I watch TV while I’m getting ready for work. This morning I was watching an episode of Cake Boss. I get a kick out of Buddy and his family. I think it would be great to go to New Jersey and visit that bakery. (Not sure that I would want to wait hours in line to get in but…..details…details!) <BR> The episode they had on this morning really struck a bad chord with me. They had a young lady come in and order a cake for her party an... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 22:19:29 EST What is making the difference for you today.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4529364 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l920178601.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just saw an episode of Little House on the Prairie tonight. It was about a young boy named Elmer who was battling with his weight. There is a moving scene in which he looks around his room at various snacks he has hidden all over. One by one he finds them and crashes them to the ground. <BR> <BR> When he feels like eating......he takes off running out the door. <BR> <BR> That little guy was my inspiration to... Mon, 10 Oct 2011 22:23:33 EST WOO HOO, WHAT A RIDE! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4485591 Had to share this cute phrase: <BR> <BR> Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a well preserved body, but rather skid in sideways, chocolate in one hand, wine in the other, body thoroughly worn out and screaming....... <BR> <BR> WOO HOO, WHAT A RIDE! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l222742516.jpg"> Wed, 14 Sep 2011 23:01:42 EST