LEXONE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=LEXONE LEXONE'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/ Be Patient.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5530304 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1243399210.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sat, 2 Nov 2013 19:28:49 EST New start.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529481 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1559699739.jpg"> Fri, 1 Nov 2013 18:08:54 EST Don't miss out... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528391 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l552256586.jpg"> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 13:10:29 EST There's really no excuses left.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526770 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1767839121.jpg"> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 19:20:31 EST Monday Blessings.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5525839 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2124980480.jpg"> Mon, 28 Oct 2013 18:34:23 EST A few positives to share.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5524138 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1622205976.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1133397039.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1322927142.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1421132833.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sat, 26 Oct 2013 20:15:05 EST This says it all.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5523419 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1686782997.jpg"> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:46:13 EST Follow up to yesterdays post..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5522540 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l587646024.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 24 Oct 2013 19:15:04 EST It's your choice.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5521608 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1785409424.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Every thing is up to one person....and that's the one looking at you in the mirror...are you ready to choose...only you can answer that question. Wed, 23 Oct 2013 19:10:57 EST Exciting day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520652 Day 1 of Orientation for my pharmacy technician position....should be working within the next week or so I hope...had to finally go talk to my bus supervisor and fill him in and see if he would be willing to adjust a run so I could take on this new job....I have to say as much as I dreaded it...he listened and simply said ok this is what we could do...and everything has been worked out so I can have both jobs and still benefit from both positions....very happy about the outcome....now just to... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 19:51:48 EST Frustrated day.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5519677 Well it started off good....had almost 3000 steps before 8 am, lots of extra steps this morning....only to realize half way through the day...my stupid pedometer reset itself...I apparently hit the button and lost everything...couldn't remember what it was on the last time I looked but it went from 3000+ to 800...made me sick..by this afternoon I had just over 3000...ready to hit the rest button on everything and start over...throwing this thing away...Friday buying a new one and better one..... Mon, 21 Oct 2013 19:41:55 EST Outside Play Time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5518518 This is me.... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2063909891.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and my son... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l132502366.jpg"> <BR> <BR> throwing the ball back and forth while enjoying the sunshine and cool temps...what a beautiful Sunday we have been given..I remembered how to run and catch, dive and side, and jump and lunge today...awesome fun... <BR> Sun, 20 Oct 2013 13:03:23 EST You fill in the blank.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517725 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l466723150.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I'm gaining control of my health and life..... <BR> <BR> I came across this on the internet..thought this would be a great daily reminder. Sat, 19 Oct 2013 12:15:27 EST Surprise visit today.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517285 Got to meet our new little granddaughter...her name is Maddie, she weighs 6 lbs 3 oz....so tiny felt like holding a baby doll....she was born on Monday 10/14/2013 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l899769914.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:15:38 EST Surprise visit today.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517284 Got to meet our new little granddaughter...her name is Maddie, she weighs 6 lbs 3 oz....so tiny felt like holding a baby doll....she was born on Monday 10/14/2013 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l899769914.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fri, 18 Oct 2013 20:15:15 EST Be Patient... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516362 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2126047616.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Note to Self: <BR> Changing my life style of eating and exercise habits, aren't going to happen over night, it's an ongoing daily progress that will come together as good choices are made each day...choose to be happy, eat healthy, and make time to exercise. Thu, 17 Oct 2013 19:53:00 EST Today's funny... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5515199 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l542381514.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Lol...guess that is why it's more important to change your lifestyle than just go on a "diet". Wed, 16 Oct 2013 13:09:52 EST I will get there... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5514577 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2011010437.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I may not be where I want to be....but I will be one day...every day is a chance to try harder to meet goals and make better decisions...one step at a time! Tue, 15 Oct 2013 20:22:21 EST Today's events... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5513504 @ 550 am this morning I had a <em>200</em> (German Shepard) climb aboard my bus, he ended up trying to get in my lap before the owner could get him off the bus. Luckily it was fully loaded and he was friendly. <BR> <BR> My hubby got his call back about his blood work <em>39</em> it's not good his numbers are off the charts, so back to dr. office he goes, for new plan and new meds...but fully willing to make the necessary changes. <BR> <BR> @ 3 pm my step daughter blesses the family wi... Mon, 14 Oct 2013 18:47:06 EST Simple Thought... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5512286 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2057061379.jpg"> Sun, 13 Oct 2013 12:07:52 EST Keep Pushing Forward... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511651 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1475626015.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sat, 12 Oct 2013 16:12:54 EST Ok after the week I've had..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5511017 it's all funnies.... then on to some much needed rest and relaxation. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l89932896.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1639138327.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l801251646.jpg"> <BR> <BR> ok that's all for tonight...time to erase this bad week off the slate and enjoy my weekend! <BR> Have a great weekend spark friends. <BR> <BR> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 19:00:43 EST My day wasn't the best............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510148 so I'm going to end it with this and then say good night all.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1582224154.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have a great weekend! Thu, 10 Oct 2013 20:05:14 EST This was worth a second blog today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509178 at least I thought so.... <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l718554178.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Don't focus on what you didn't do....focus on the good things that you did do....and then do better tomorrow... Wed, 9 Oct 2013 18:13:33 EST The five "W's" of Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5508559 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1990607878.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wed, 9 Oct 2013 02:56:04 EST Time to change my thinking... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507973 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1722729491.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Everyday is a chance for me to make better choices whether it's eating or exercising...so instead of focusing on what I didn't do yesterday....time to focus on what I can still do today. It's gloomy and very breezy here so inside plans are on my agenda...homemade chili is on the menu for today to warm the joints that are aching today...and I'm breaking my house rules tonight...THERE WILL BE BOUTS OF SPRINTING/RUNN... Tue, 8 Oct 2013 12:43:04 EST Try, Try Again.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5507032 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1088963633.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Frustrated with my numbers today at the dr's office....now trying to figure out what to change and where to go from here... <BR> <BR> Weighed in at 193 <em>46</em> Mon, 7 Oct 2013 13:16:16 EST Sunday Morning Thoughts... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505820 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1908720650.jpg"> <BR> <BR> oh wait here's what I need to get the day going.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l29508707.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hope you all have a great Sunday, were under dreary gray clouds, but spending the day with my two favorite people. Sun, 6 Oct 2013 09:30:30 EST Prayers being answered... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5505103 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l313697621.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> After a year of finishing my pharmacy technician courses, becoming nationally certified, and state registered.....and a whole lot of prayers, I'm finally landing a position in my local Walmart pharmacy, they are willing to work with me on the hours so that I can keep my full time bus job until I am fully trained and a full time position opens up in the pharmacy. I can't believe I will be working two jobs but ... Sat, 5 Oct 2013 10:29:39 EST Yeah the weekend is here.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504195 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l967394359.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Oct 2013 08:57:53 EST Good Morning Sunrise..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5503280 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l430256080.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Took this on my way home from my bus route....one of the perks of being up before daylight... Thu, 3 Oct 2013 08:52:33 EST Just for giggles... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5502765 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l803760318.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My husband and I tease each other about chasing each other around when we get old...hopefully we'll be physically fit enough to do the chasing...lol Wed, 2 Oct 2013 19:02:30 EST October Blessings... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5501150 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1903847562.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Make this an amazing month... Tue, 1 Oct 2013 08:35:15 EST Morning Coffee http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5500046 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1640383511.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day! Mon, 30 Sep 2013 08:50:27 EST Today's funnies... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5499172 Felt the need to change some things about my blogging....I need more giggles each day..a friend posted these so thought I'd share them.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l991619253.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and here's another one....lol <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1796800143.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have a great day and coming week Spark Friends! <BR> Sun, 29 Sep 2013 09:58:56 EST Breakfast time.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498430 I'm kind of proud of myself this morning...my hubby wanted his new favorite fried egg and cheese sandwiches on regular white bread with mayo...but son wanted his favorite pancakes with syrup...I love both of these choices as well...usually I just give in to keep from making so many different things but today for whatever reason just wasn't in the mood for either so I made the healthy choice of a bowl of cheerio's with a banana cut up in 2% milk...a much better choice and not feeling hungry 2 ... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 10:41:55 EST Sinus cold creeping in..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5497996 Got up this morning with a sinus headache...along with other symptoms as well. After yesterdays busy day drained my system what a perfect time for a cold bug to latch on....next week my son and me are scheduled to get our flu shots...will be the 1st time for us both...last 2 yrs he has gotten sick with signs and symptoms of strep throat only to come out with a negative on that but positive for the flu...being that I'm in constant contact with kids that will get sick and parents will still put... Fri, 27 Sep 2013 18:42:43 EST Today's the day.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496687 Ok well it looks to be a rainy day...which makes for a yucky day to be out in....My schedule for today: <BR> <BR> Am Route: 5:20 am-7:20 am~ completed <BR> Shuttle: 9:35 am-10:20 am <BR> Interview: 11:30 am- not sure maybe noon or so <BR> Middle School: 1:00 to pick up son..going on filed trip with me/ no child sitter <BR> Pm Route: 1:55 pm- 4:00 pm <BR> Field Trip: 4:00 pm- 9:00 pm <BR> Back to School/Bus lot then home....and straight to bed so I can awake at 4 am :( <BR> Thu, 26 Sep 2013 09:02:47 EST Big Day....Busy Day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5496155 Ok well tomorrow is going to be just crazy......I've got all my regular bus routes to do, my interview at 11:30 am, then after I get back from my last route I have a field trip that leaves at 4:10 pm to take a bus load of girls volleyball players to their game...I have no idea where I'm going yet or what time I will be getting home...taking my son with me so I won't be completely alone with people I don't know....kind of makes me wonder if my interviewer called my boss because this trip was o... Wed, 25 Sep 2013 18:32:43 EST Terrific Tuesday.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5495173 Though I am currently a school bus driver, I am also a certified pharmacy technician and registered with my state. I have spent the last two years taking classes and exams to become certified in hopes to better myself and better provide for my family. I went to speak with a pharmacist today after so much confusing emails with my school adviser, I am now scheduled for my second interview this coming Thursday. I so hope and pray this works out for so many reasons.....I'm ready for a career chan... Tue, 24 Sep 2013 18:44:46 EST Where did yesterday go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5493420 Ok well I completely missed yesterdays tracking and points, spent the day watching movies with my hubby and son. We have weekly shows we record and series that we watch on Netflix. I can however report that I didn't snack throughout the day. I made healthy choices and I did tidy up the house from the weekend visitor being at our house. Dishes are done, laundry is done, trash has been removed, every thing was gathered and ready to go for this morning...now to relax a few minutes before heading... Mon, 23 Sep 2013 04:47:54 EST Goals for this week.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5492252 Saturday: Do some yard work gathering pine needles and stray broken branches, start working on my flower beds around a few tree bases.......ok well didn't get to this one, rain came in so was inside most of the day so had to improvise...did a lot of jogs/sprints through the house, walking in place while moving about...still managed to get 10,000+ steps with an equivalent of almost 5 miles... <BR> <BR> I think I embarrassed my son in front of his friend this weekend...between sprinting here a... Sat, 21 Sep 2013 21:06:29 EST Goals for this week.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5491419 Friday: Walk at park... <em>248</em> <BR> Remove trash, personal items that need washing from bus..... <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> So glad the weekend is here, my son has a friend over tonight, have yet to figure out why guys find farting so funny...but it's going to be a very long farting night with these too...I'm just grateful it's just hand noises and not the real thing...I might be in trouble otherwise their pretty steady going... <BR> <BR> Any ways yard time tomorrow, so they won't w... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 19:21:19 EST Goals for this week.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5490486 Thursday: Walk at park... <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Clean drivers area/front panels on bus....well actually done that yesterday along with the front window...but did have to transport another bus to our main lot while bring my stepdaughters back from the other day....since my bus was down for most of the day I didn't get to really do much cleaning...did sweep before leaving today and picked up what little trash was on there....after being on these other buses the past couple days...I really ... Thu, 19 Sep 2013 19:08:00 EST Goals for this week.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5489596 Wednesday: Walk at park... <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Swept bus twice today, cleaned front windows, removed trash, done housework, and redone come paperwork for work. Very productive day......sad day too my bus was supposed to go on a field trip on to break down with another driver...tomorrow I will be on a dreaded spare bus...which is like putting your very nice SUV or Sports car in the shop only to end up with a small piece of crap that is hard to maneuver, dirty, smelly, and can only go ha... Wed, 18 Sep 2013 19:59:05 EST Goals for this week.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5488570 Tuesday: Walk at park... <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> Clean seats inside bus.....found one of my high schoolers on my shuttle was eating on the bus this morning...kids are so funny, they sit in the same places every day, I check my bus after every route, which means I know who it was who crams their trash in between the seat and the side of the bus...write up waiting on them tomorrow...I have kids with allergies on my regular route can't have these kids getting sick because someone else can't w... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 19:02:38 EST Goals for this week.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5487547 Monday: Walk at park....clean windows inside bus. <BR> <BR> <em>248</em> for walking....had to drive stepdaughter's bus to our main shop for her annual maintenance service and bring back another bus so it cut into my early time to clean the windows on my own bus..my supervisor had to pull my video tape for a behavioral issue today asked if I parked my bus at the very end of the lot on purpose...he looked surprised when I replied yes it adds to my daily walking. <BR> <BR> Having to redo ... Mon, 16 Sep 2013 18:53:16 EST Goals for this week.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485982 Today: Mow the grass (push mower), go through and remove box's from sons room..... <em>248</em> <BR> Monday: Walk at park....clean windows inside bus. <BR> Tuesday: Walk at park...clean seats inside bus. <BR> Wednesday: Walk at park...or help stepdaughter wash her bus...same 40 ft long, 11 ft high as mine. <BR> Thursday: Walk at park...clean drivers area/front panels on bus. <BR> Friday: Walk at park...remove trash, personal items that need washing from bus. <BR> Saturday: Do some yard wor... Sun, 15 Sep 2013 08:33:09 EST Not what I planned, but not a complete waste.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5485248 Last weeks goals for the week was to walk all 5 days, which meant going to the park after my route.... <BR> <BR> Monday = as planned :) <BR> Tuesday = breakfast with co-workers for my bday, payday = bill errands <BR> Wednesday = morning bus meeting, half day of school, time spent with stepdaughter walking through Walmart & Goodwill, then unloading/ lugging books to her storeage building <BR> Thursday = stomach issues mad dash home after route, then power walking through Walmart with hubby b... Sat, 14 Sep 2013 10:07:07 EST Not your typical workout... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5484869 I spent an hr and 20 minutes washing my school bus this morning, felt like an all over body workout...from stretching to reach the top, scrubbing tires, windows and lights....so wish I didn't have dirt roads but this is going to be a once a month goal to wash my bus. I sweep the floors twice a day, wipe down seats and panels once a week, along with inside windows, think I'm going to have to apply some "FlyLady" methods so it's not so overwhelming to keep clean....I hate a dirty bus! <BR> <BR... Fri, 13 Sep 2013 19:30:10 EST