LALATIDAH's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LALATIDAH LALATIDAH'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/ lost count! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6170216 Well,I lost count and don't really feel the need to go back and figure it out. Just got my Mac set up with Chrome and I am on my way to ending my relationship with my dying PC. I just need to get a flash drive stick thingy to transfer some files from my PC to my Mac (hoping they convert as everyone has told me will happen!) <BR> I guess we shall see.... <BR> have a great day! <em>334</em> Wed, 25 May 2016 14:48:23 EST Day 137 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6164252 Well, I've missed about a week of blogging. I lost my SP streaks in all areas due to being busy with fam, out of state, no cell service at times due to location, etc. <BR> But... I'm back!! AND... getting back on track!! My hubs and I will be going to the gym tonight! FINALLY!!! <em>334</em> Mon, 16 May 2016 15:57:06 EST Day 137 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6164251 Well, I've missed about a week of blogging. I lost my SP streaks in all areas due to being busy with fam, out of state, no cell service at times due to location, etc. <BR> But... I'm back!! AND... getting back on track!! My hubs and I will be going to the gym tonight! FINALLY!!! <em>334</em> Mon, 16 May 2016 15:56:56 EST Day 130 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6159359 Taking some time for vacay is awesome, but I lost my streaks here in SP! Oh well... Mon, 9 May 2016 11:38:53 EST Day 126 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6157491 Going to Reno! Bowling & fun to be had!! Fri, 6 May 2016 09:20:13 EST Day 126 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6157152 GRRRR!!! Computer issues make me <em>18</em> Thu, 5 May 2016 20:36:27 EST Day 125of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156274 I don't know what happened to my blog yesterday!! I posted one, but it's not here!! oh well... <em>247</em> Wed, 4 May 2016 13:13:08 EST Day 123 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154879 Our trip to Denio's flea market yesterday was a complete success as far as spending money goes! The ONLY thing we bought was produce! For $23 we got a watermelon, guavas, mangoes, oranges, cucumbers, apricots, eggplant and caramel... what a haul!! Mon, 2 May 2016 14:56:49 EST Day 122 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154025 It's FUNday Sunday! We're going for a walk.. a long walk!! We're going to Denio's - our local flea market! I love browsing thru the "garage sale" section. Maybe I'll find some purple things! Then we go thru the produce and buy yummy homegrown fruits & veggies! <BR> Hope you enjoy your day! <em>334</em> Sun, 1 May 2016 12:27:58 EST Day 121 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153406 This wind is driving me nuts!!! <em>40</em> Sat, 30 Apr 2016 11:56:40 EST Day 120 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152934 Well my baby girl was a lil unhappy yesterday. Roommate situation... but, I am so proud of her! She thought long and hard about different solutions and one panned out! I am very excited & happy for her! <BR> Today, I am going to get my baby Kia Soul washed... it better not rain! <em>334</em> Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:52:00 EST Day 119 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152222 YAY! No leg cramps last night! I think the salt did the trick! Sunflower seeds! YUM! <BR> Today is errands day - the ones I didn't get to yesterday cuz it hurt too much to walk! What a crybaby!! <em>198</em> <BR> Gonna take my baby Kia Soul through the car wash now that the rain is gone for a while. She needs a good vacuuming too! I'd like to get my window decals applied to the back window. and finally use my magnetic door signs! <em>104</em> <BR> I hope you have an awesome day! ... Thu, 28 Apr 2016 14:23:07 EST Day 118 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151472 Today is an errand running day, but I won't be doing any running! I had some cramps in my shin last night and today, I can barely walk!! OUCHIE!! <em>198</em> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:09:18 EST Day 117 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6150717 It's Tuesday and my day will be filled with makeup! I'm sitting down and making makeup samples packets. FINALLY! <em>334</em> Tue, 26 Apr 2016 11:48:56 EST Day 116 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149987 Are we there yet? <em>198</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> <em>381</em> <em>386</em> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 12:34:18 EST Day 115 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149306 It's FUNday Sunday. I'd love to say I'm going golfing, but I'm not <em>39</em> but that's okay... we're still going to have an enjoyable day! <em>334</em> It's too windy for golfing anyway! <BR> Sun, 24 Apr 2016 14:30:07 EST Day 114 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148574 All I wanna do is.... GOLF!! <em>278</em> Sat, 23 Apr 2016 11:13:26 EST Day 113 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6148014 Well, the rain <em>27</em> has once again interfered with my plans of playing golf! <em>278</em> <em>39</em> <BR> Oh well... I guess I'm supposed to be getting some work done! <em>334</em> Fri, 22 Apr 2016 13:36:23 EST Day 112 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147318 It's a day of appointments! I guess ya just gotta have them once in a while! <em>334</em> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 14:40:45 EST Day 111 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146624 Wow! What a fun biz trip we had in Reno! Worked a little, played ALOT! Came home with a lil $$ <em>244</em> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 16:23:38 EST Day 110 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6145671 This is Tuesday, but it feels like Friday! Perhaps, cuz we have an overnight business trip in our happy place, Reno! <em>334</em> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 11:24:26 EST Day 109 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144973 109? I think I got the number right?!?! Hmmm... I'll take the point! LOL Mon, 18 Apr 2016 13:23:36 EST Day 108 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144263 It's FUNday Sunday! and it's a beautiful day!! <em>334</em> Sun, 17 Apr 2016 14:40:22 EST Day 107 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143606 YAY! It's the weekend! Well, that makes no difference to me since I work my 3 businesses from home M-F 24/7/365.. but it does mean I get to see my friends! <BR> It's BBQ <em>302</em> weather and we're getting together with friends to enjoy these beautiful days! <BR> <em>334</em> Sat, 16 Apr 2016 14:44:22 EST Day 106 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142895 It's FRIDAY!!! <em>334</em> What are YOU doing this weekend??? Fri, 15 Apr 2016 11:58:29 EST Day 105 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142233 Thanks for stopping by! I wish you an awesome day! <em>334</em> Thu, 14 Apr 2016 13:36:14 EST Day 104 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6141462 <em>244</em> I WON!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> So, I did something NEW yesterday. My friend does a lot of bidding at an online auction and she came across something I have wanted really badly! A makeup trunk. She told me about it yesterday, so I went to the site, registered and started bidding. The bid was at $10.25, so I bid $10.50, but someone else had put in a proxy bid, so I tried in increments of $.25 until it hit $12.50. I then placed my own proxy bid at $25 (the trunk is val... Wed, 13 Apr 2016 12:31:46 EST Day 103 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6140761 I'm having breakfast today!! YAY!! Back on track!! I can't believe I forgot yesterday! <BR> Today's breakfast is Multi-Grain Cheerios with 1% milk and some fruit! YUM! <BR> I have a busy day of administrative duties... UGH! <em>198</em> But it has to be done! <BR> Have an awesome Tuesday! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4ee083e9-cf1d-45c2-b4b7-9a2921fcf1f5.gif"> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 13:44:41 EST Day 102 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139997 I just realized... I forgot to eat breakfast!! I got so involved in my biz stuff that I forgot!! I'm really hungry... so I guess I'm having brunch!! BACON <em>487</em> over easy eggs <em>490</em> toast <em>467</em> and some fruit <em>277</em> <em>265</em> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:38:35 EST Day 101 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139251 Well, it's been OVER 100 days!! Wow.. triple digits! I really need to get my butt outta my chair! <em>231</em> Sun, 10 Apr 2016 16:33:03 EST DAY 100 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138635 WOW!! 100 days!!! Time is flying by!!! <em>334</em> Sat, 9 Apr 2016 16:59:02 EST Day 99 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137932 GAH!! I forgot to blog yesterday!! How did that happen??? I have been so busy!! <BR> Oh well.... and speaking of busy.... again today! have a great day! <em>334</em> Fri, 8 Apr 2016 14:18:29 EST Day 97 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6136346 Here it is Wednesday... Hump day... mid-week.... whatever you wanna call it. <BR> I'm busy with administrative duties today. Took some pork <em>496</em> out of the freezer for dinner. Gonna bake up some pork steaks. Not sure what to serve as sides yet. <BR> I do have some anticipation anxiety going on right now. <em>198</em> I'm waiting to hear from two ladies who are thinking of joining my Younique team! I am sooo anxious to hear from them sometime today! <em>334</em> Wed, 6 Apr 2016 12:54:15 EST Day 96 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135546 Blah, blah, blah... HAHA!! <BR> So today from 9am-11am, I cannot use anything that requires the sewer or drains.... no flushing of toilets, no showers, no sinks. It's only 2 hours, I think I'll survive! AND I'm stuck at home. Our driveway is blocked by heavy equipment while they are putting in the new sewage system. Lucky I have enough to do right here at home. I can't wait until they finish this project. It's scheduled to be done by 3/31... oh wait!!! They MISSED their deadline!! Imag... Tue, 5 Apr 2016 12:16:04 EST Day 95 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6134743 I know my Blog Title is quite boring, but I am one of those who has trouble finishing what I start so I am DETERMINED to continue with the Day # til 365!! If it doesn't draw attention, well, so be it... no worries. I don't write here to get attention, but it's nice when someone comments! <BR> Anyway... it's Monday and the start of a new week. The first Monday of the month.. and I am hoping for an AWESOME week! I hope yours is good too! <em>334</em> Mon, 4 Apr 2016 12:39:23 EST Day 94 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133871 YAY!! Daytrip today to Reno for service calls! Have a great day!! <em>334</em> Sun, 3 Apr 2016 10:26:39 EST Day 93 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133275 WHEW! I made it thru April Fool's Day with no pranks! <em>198</em> Sat, 2 Apr 2016 13:08:30 EST Day 92 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6132584 No April Foolin' here and I'm hoping AT&T isn't pulling a prank.... my internet is going in and out every "2 seconds"... so annoying!! Luckily, I can work my biz from my phone! <BR> I hope you have a great day and don't get pranked too much! <em>334</em> Fri, 1 Apr 2016 12:55:42 EST Day 91 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131796 So, I felt a cold coming on last night. I took some Nyquil (my hero) when I went to bed. Woke up all stuffed up! <em>527</em> So, in my errand run today, I will be stopping by our favorite Chinese restaurant and pick up enough hot & sour soup to last three days. It is amazing how it works and takes a cold away in 2-3 days! and it's YUMMY!! <em>334</em> Thu, 31 Mar 2016 13:47:31 EST Day 90 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131002 Day 90? WOW!! Time is flying by!!! <em>334</em> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 13:55:30 EST Day 89 of 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6130200 Yesterday I talked about how I learned to drink water... well, not how I learned, but how I got myself to drink water.... <em>91</em> <BR> today's topic.... BREAKFAST! <em>4</em> I used to rarely eat breakfast... well at least not during breakfast time. I still have a lil trouble with it. I don't sleep well, as you may already know, so I am NOT a morning person. I get up anywhere between 8am-10am.. thank God I don't have to GO to a job! I usually get my cuppa coffee (with CoffeeMa... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 14:17:02 EST Day 88 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6129514 <em>194</em> I used to NEVER drink water.... EVER! Okay, maybe a lil sip at the drinking fountain during school just to get a glimpse of the cute guys standing around there, or during gym class... but not nearly as much as one should drink. Then, I grew up into adulthood, learned about why we need to drink water. Then I joined SP and started a journey into good (better) health and weight loss was one of my goals. When I first started forcing myself to drink water, I would literally GAG! ... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 16:36:08 EST Day 87 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128646 Happy Easter! <em>450</em> <em>449</em> I hope you are spending this day with family &/or friends. Don't forget to tell them you love them! <BR> Enjoy your day! <em>334</em> Sun, 27 Mar 2016 12:42:36 EST Day 86 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128075 HOPPY Easter! Sat, 26 Mar 2016 14:12:27 EST Day 85 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6127352 It's Friday!! <em>224</em> A busy weekend ahead. Joining up with karaoke friends tonight, bowling with our oldest grandson, his GF and their kids, Easter brunch at my BFF's and a movie with another BFF! ALL FUN!! <em>334</em> <BR> I wish you and yours a Happy Easter! <em>450</em> <em>449</em> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 11:44:25 EST Day 84 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6126755 YAY!! The cinnamon works!! NO ANTS!!! and the kitchen still smells wonderful! I don't usually like food smells lingering around, but the cinnamon smells fresh & welcoming. <BR> Well, I've got to run... nail appt, post office, groceries...busy busy! <BR> AND... I'm soooo excited! My BFF joined my Younique team as a Presenter! YAY!! After a year and a half of not wanting anything to do with my business, she finally tried the makeup and is HOOKED! and wants to sell it! Her FT job is the p... Thu, 24 Mar 2016 14:26:31 EST Day 83 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6126030 YAY!! No ants today!! I think all the vinegar and cinnamon did the job!! Washed down everything with vinegar, then sprinkled cinnamon along every nook & cranny! Sure smells nice in the kitchen! <BR> Going on a double date with my Hubs and friends. Always have a good time with them. The boys chose Hooters. I LOVE their wings and it's all you can eat night... but the good thing is I don't order their drinks, so I'll be drinking H2O! I'm not looking forward to the poor service. That's why... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 15:31:13 EST Day 82 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6125215 There aren't many things that make me mad, but one of those things is ANTS! It's been a year now, but we are infested again. They've found my spice cabinet. I've been wanting to go thru that cupboard to update my spices and now I guess I have to stop procrastinating and get it done... TODAY!! Garbage pick up is tomorrow... so good timing! <BR> Have a great day! <em>334</em> Tue, 22 Mar 2016 14:26:25 EST Day 81 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6124436 I sure hope the tile guy comes by 5:00 like he said he would! I really want to cook dinner on my new stove & oven!! I have chicken thighs to bake and stovetop mac & cheese. Gotta figure out what veggie(s) to make.. hopefully, hubs will stop at the store on his way home! <BR> I hope you enjoyed your weekend and have a great week! <em>334</em> Mon, 21 Mar 2016 14:05:30 EST Day 80 of 2016 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6123647 How can it possibly be day 80? I just added it up... just to prove to myself! No, I did NOT use common core math! LOL <BR> I'm feeling much better today... my abs hurt from vomiting all day yesterday (YUCK!!) <BR> Well, the electrician came to remove the old outdated electrical wiring of the old drop-in stove. He got the electrical up-to-date and he even offered to put the new stove in place...well.... it doesn't fit!!! GAH!! His brother does tile work, so the landlady is having him come... Sun, 20 Mar 2016 14:42:28 EST