MIAJOEB's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MIAJOEB MIAJOEB'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/ cannot find my fitbit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5759274 I put it in a safe place.... it is so safe but I cannot remember where I put it. <BR> I cannot believe I am such a dork. What is worse is it is a replacement and It will not sync when I move the computer around. I cannot get my old computer to take my fit bit. <BR> So If I ever find it I will take my HP and go to Best Buy and get them to sync it with my fit bit. <BR> Getting old is heck. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1593346585.jpg"> Wed, 13 Aug 2014 23:01:56 EST Son not feeling well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757911 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l414577361.jpg"> <BR> Son not up to company so will have to put off our visit. <BR> Went to Auburn, California. Had Lunch at Awful Annie's . <BR> Food always really good. <BR> Walked around and hubby got me more earrings. <BR> He knows what I like. <BR> Came home, had a nap and then made fried eggplant. <BR> No it is not on my food plan but it was fresh out of the garden. Mon, 11 Aug 2014 23:02:34 EST August 10 Going to visit my heart in San Francisco http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5756980 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l579400393.jpg"> <BR> This little monkey is so excited when he watches the top twirl but cannot manage it himself yet. <BR> He has a nautical steering wheel he chews. Has a rat he carries around in his mouth. <BR> He has two kitty sisters. Maybe he has been hanging out with them too much. <BR> <BR> I am going to visit him on Monday or Tuesday... wanted to stay at a hotel but the summer rates at our favorite hotels in San Francisco are outra... Sun, 10 Aug 2014 15:58:34 EST August 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5753278 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1220428715.jpg"> <BR> Capital building in Sacramento. <BR> Really beautiful building <BR> Love to visit the gardens around it too... <BR> <BR> Having a great Monday.... <BR> Cleaned up the house. <BR> took a water aerobic class <BR> Walked 10,000 steps + <BR> Watched the green lantern with hubby, he loves super hero movies. <BR> Need to shut off the water. <BR> I know it is a drought but I do not want to loose my ten year or less trees b... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 23:23:58 EST doing it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5752429 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1128354607.jpg">So I am not blogging as much as I should. <BR> Getting my exercise every day. <BR> 10,000 steps or 8,000 plus a water aerobics class. <BR> I am able to take less medication. <BR> But I have to keep on loosing more weight. <BR> I don't eat enough one day and make up for it the next but I really am not eating things like cake, candy and cookies, coffee cake etc. post ing if I do....Just have to work the process and expect the c... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 19:36:36 EST pariesra c; http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5742472 NO it does not make sense but I am just off and running and not able to get to the computer this weekend. I am so busy doing and then going and then doing again. <BR> It is a good way to be .... Started a new needle point kit I purchased at a garage sale for 50 cents. <BR> How do I fill in the leaves and still have the whole background white? <BR> Need to keep my hands busy so I am not cooking or eating ..... Went to see grand baby. <BR> He is a joy. So grateful to God for his many blessing... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 01:57:41 EST Have not been bogging for a while http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725783 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l111657951.jpg"> <BR> so I have been a little distracted. <BR> I have been doing four or five water aerobics classes every week. <BR> I have been taking care of things that have gotten out of hand in the garden. <BR> I took my aloe vera garden out and gave away as many as I could, <BR> Put a lot in the dumpster and the rest are going to me my gift to everyone this year. <BR> Cut of a leaf and the little horns and slice the leaf and a nice pa... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:13:46 EST Keep on http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700971 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1388147363.jpg"> <BR> somewhere over the rainbow things are simple. <BR> I worked early today and got off early and ended up mowing the lawn including my favorate patch of ivy that is taking over a tree ..... not a good idea. So I have plenty of compostable stuff. <BR> I hope It is ok to compost mowed and chewed up ivy. ) <BR> <BR> <BR> Today I have a sad task. <BR> My friend will be having the Rosary for her mother, who passed last wee... Thu, 22 May 2014 18:35:38 EST Bad thing about not knowing what to say. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5697373 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l804612542.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1572431386.jpg"> <BR> Is sometimes you have to say it with pictures. I need to take a class on taking the pictures of my phone and putting them on my computer so I will be able to show you my humming birds and my yellow and red finches. I would also like to share pictures of my fat cats. But just for today this will do. My allergies are horrible and I can't wait till things ... Sun, 18 May 2014 00:04:51 EST Glad I paid for the insurance at Best Buy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691479 I paid for the insurance ( for two years) at my Best Buy store. <BR> As a result the fit bit that has stopped charging is now replaced with a brand new one. <BR> They were lovely! I kept my receipt and the packaging. Was treated nicely and since I have tracked 750 miles since October of 2013, it has been worth the 99 dollars price. <BR> <BR> Here is the last picture I have of my beautiful grandson and daughter in law. <BR> Aren't they incredable! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw... Fri, 9 May 2014 18:17:57 EST Finally feeling better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5682410 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l748298561.jpg"> <BR> I have been feeling off and coughing for two weeks now and finally yesterday I took my first really good walk. I met someone walking in the other direction......he said" you are really trucking." He saw me when I started. Made me feel good and encouraged me to continue. <BR> My roses are going crazy! But the daffodils are all gone. The fruit trees are in bloom and I have some small asian pears on my tree. Got the tomato... Mon, 28 Apr 2014 12:50:50 EST Hubby's birthday and I am sick http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5671261 Hubby and I have been married && years and this is the first time I have been sick on his birthday. I have a cold, cough and no energy. I suppose if I had to I could work, but ... <BR> I really am just staying in bed and coughing. I went for a walk yesterday but it seemed to get worse last evening . This cannot be allergies. So no trip to San Francisco. No seeing Jasper and no wonderful meal on the wharf. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1917413514.jpg"> <BR> Oh well somew... Sun, 13 Apr 2014 15:36:43 EST doing great http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652705 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l6362596.jpg"> <BR> Well as of ASH WEDNESDAY, I started a fast from meat. I Don't eat between planned meals and i have only had one popcorn chicken bite. Oopse! Stopped right away and got back on the horse. <BR> Have not weighed so not sure if this will have me loosing any weight. But I am not having any expectations because I am not eating less calories or exercising any more... Just not eating any meat. Both my sons eat very little meat and... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 20:43:02 EST Goodness Gracious http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5648751 I have been busy and I have a new addiction. <BR> I have gotten to playing games on my phone while waiting in line or what ever. <BR> So now I am playing every time it gets charged up again. <BR> I am on candy and jewel and farm hero. OMY goodness! <BR> I have straightened up the kitchen, weeded the garden and took in the garbage cans. <BR> Because after I do my chores I can play... Not eat, not watch TV or visit with friends. <BR> ( which i did do today also} but to play children's games on... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 22:47:22 EST Good Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643247 Went out to Denny's for free birthday meal and could only get breakfast. <BR> Paid for broiled fish and vegetables. <BR> No birthday cake or candle. <BR> Won't do it next year but had the best time with hubby. <BR> watched a Tom Cruz movie,, still think he is hot. ONE SHOT <BR> and spent a little "quality time" with hubby. <BR> Going out with Older son and his wife tomorrow. <BR> Got a cal from younger son. Jasper smiled at him. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2016519429.j... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 22:58:06 EST holy canoli http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624796 I am sitting here eating two cups of popcorn as if I were starving. <BR> I had an orange and instead of a nutritious breakfast I made myself some popcorn. <BR> I do not know why, but I just love corn bread and tortillas and any way. <em>474</em> <em>427</em> <em>427</em> <em>427</em> <em>427</em> <em>427</em> <em>427</em> <em>427</em> Going to see mini dude. Number two son made me a room so i could stay for more than one day. it is only a couple hours of driving if the... Sat, 15 Feb 2014 13:23:05 EST Rain is really nice but will it be enough to stop drought? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5618080 So we have had very little rain this year which means that we have had almost no snow pack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains where we catch the water in Dams down stream. <BR> We have gotten a nice rain for the first time this winter and we are really enjoying it. <BR> Bishop Soto called to pray for rain so we will be able to use the water for homes, farms and the environment. <BR> Looking forward to spending a couple days in San Francisco to visit the Mini Dude <img src="http://photos-ak.s... Fri, 7 Feb 2014 18:31:54 EST Today BUSY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5609229 I do service at church on Wednesday mornings. Then go and serve food and clean up at my local school. But I also am studying for my Serve Safe Test which gives the rules for appropriate restaurant service. <BR> I hope never to go back to full time work but I like to see the children at the school where I work and see them smile when I say, " Have a good day", or " what a great shirt", Or " Cute earrings." <BR> Then I go home and take care of hubby and my garden and the Cats. <BR> I am plannin... Wed, 29 Jan 2014 13:21:27 EST Life has it's little ups and downs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5605553 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1586549529.jpg"> <BR> <BR> All I wanted to do this last weekend was visit little dude. <BR> But I got the flu, and I hear it is the H1N1 that killed so many young people the last time it was here and it did not change. So I did not want to go there and get little dude sick. Think I am planning to go Presidents' weekend in February. <BR> <BR> So I stayed home and made the BEST banana bread with sesame oil instead of butter and pecans and ra... Sat, 25 Jan 2014 18:55:49 EST Got a new lap top http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5591629 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l523343307.jpg">Don't know how to print, or add pictures or do much on my new H P windows 8 lap top. <BR> I am attaching my old keyboard and mouse because it is at least familiar. <BR> the learning curve from a Mac to Windows 8 is quite steep for me but the price of a new Mac is really steep so I got the HP ... but the frustration in getting things to work the way I want it to work is quite daunting. The HP is harder to get to do what I wa... Sun, 12 Jan 2014 20:45:32 EST Alternatives http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588118 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l739878209.jpg"> <BR> I just figured out that I could be seeing the baby sleeping if we made arrangements to do a skype type Face time etc. feature. Every couple days they could connect up and I could just watch what baby is doing like sleeping or whining etc. Now why would they do this? <BR> It might cut down on Grandma whining. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l157089501.jpg"> Thu, 9 Jan 2014 13:12:40 EST Kind of tired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581161 I hate having to explain when I take off a day from fully exercising but I feel when I have a special heavy two days like I just had on the first and second I need to give my body a rest. <BR> So no walk, no aerobics, no treadmill ... i just did what I had to do as far as house work. <BR> took my friend Doris grocery shopping and started chopping on my apple tree which needs to be trimmed and spayed this month. Want to get all the tender branches off for the bunny before I spray. Met with a... Fri, 3 Jan 2014 19:43:45 EST 24th http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571201 So Merry Christmas Eve. I am planning to go to Mass this evening and have a restful day tomorrow. Will visit our older son and his wife and then spend the evening at home. <BR> Plan to make a turkey and take the meal tomorrow to his house. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l929273272.jpg"> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 15:49:25 EST Dec. 16,2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5565597 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l375711314.jpg"> <BR> Just cannot get enough of him. <BR> So I keep track of everything posted on face book and on email. <BR> I want to head back but just know the little family wants to be alone right now. <BR> I will be able to stay in a week when son is working more. <BR> I need to work also. But I just want to hang with little dude. Mon, 16 Dec 2013 11:21:45 EST Dec. 14,2013 Little Dude is here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564340 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1099109808.jpg"> <BR> So he was born on Thursday morning, his mom and dad are fine. <BR> Some grandparents and aunties came.We all put the seal of approval on our little 5.58 pound bag of sugar. Now they want a little time to get used to him before we visit again.... This is really hard. <BR> Sat, 14 Dec 2013 16:15:57 EST Just go the first frost 12.5.13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5557583 Just got the first frost in Sacramento. So Now I have to decide to go swimming with the air really cold. I need a waterproof swim cap and a hold the warmth in vest but i just hate to spend the money on something I can do without. So I am walking, doing more gardening <BR> ( got over a hundred daffodils in the soil and if they are viable.... some were dead,) I waited too long to purchase but I could not resist half off. <BR> I am also walking my neighborhood in the afternoons, walking the... Thu, 5 Dec 2013 12:08:42 EST Dec 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5555825 Have been having a little trouble with the quality of my food. <BR> I have the salad in the fridg but.... I eat the rye bread and burger instead. <BR> My choices seem to be a little off.. But Iseem to be craving protein. <BR> I am sore so I have cut back my exercise to 8000 steps a day because I would rauther be consistent than go up and down. When I am very sore I would rauther take a day to heal And have a lower base below which I do not allow myself to forgo. <BR> My water aerobics is... Tue, 3 Dec 2013 10:15:57 EST Who HOO http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5553688 So I am working my spark people program and doing the water aerobics four times a week which if there are steps ... i include them in the steps I take but as you know the water exercise is not as intense as even just walking. ... So I am doing both... I am afraid to hurt myself so I am resisting anything that involves weights out of the water. Using the water for resistance is like using a weight. lifting my legs to my chest in the water has made all my pants too big and I cannot afford to ge... Sat, 30 Nov 2013 20:29:29 EST No weight gain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552761 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l887595322.jpg">Well number one: I took a water aerobics class yesterday morning. And have walked and taken classes all week to bank the burn for anything extra i might eat on Turkey Day. <BR> two: I walked most days over 10,000 steps last couple weeks <BR> <BR> three: I had an apple for breakfast, a vegetarian burrito for lunch. <BR> <BR> four: Went... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 11:58:16 EST It should be easier to get to here. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551028 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l329378005.jpg">In order to get to my spark page I have to go to community, Push the drop down, go to spark pages, then go to blogs and then I finally get to where I can start my blog rant. <BR> TOO MANY ADVERTISEMENTS THAT MOVE AND GET IN THE WAY! <BR> I WANT TO BRAG ABOUT MY 10,000 STEPS in spite of a not very bad fall. ( I seem to be OK but am really mad at mysel for not being more careful. just a skinned knee and a sore thumb.) <BR> But ... Tue, 26 Nov 2013 21:22:40 EST I made it to 10,000 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550241 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2136276608.jpg"> <BR> so I walked in the pool because they had changed the starting time, <BR> took the class, <BR> walked to and from my chiropractic appointment, <BR> Went to the store, <BR> Had 22 very active minutes ( my current goal is 33 minutes a day.) <BR> And now I my friend came over ...... <BR> Mon, 25 Nov 2013 21:24:58 EST Feedback is really helpful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5549423 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1036981683.jpg"> <BR> So I decided I was sore, I was tired and I am not pushing myself more than the short walk I took this morning. I will be happy with what I have done but tomorrow.. either at 9 or at noon or at 12 I will be at water aerobics and walking and back to work but for today I am just watching the view. Sun, 24 Nov 2013 21:38:21 EST Over 10,000 steps every day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5548668 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1615900568.jpg"> <BR> I have done my four water aerobics and walked 10,000 or more steps every day. <BR> Now I have to admit I count what steps I get during the water aerobics so I am not posting the classes so I will not double dip on points. <BR> I did yard work and walked and they were the times I got into the highest level of exercise .I am trying for at least 33 minutes a day. <BR> Hubby walked with me tonight it was wonderful to be a... Sat, 23 Nov 2013 20:57:13 EST Another week on plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5542693 So every day I am doing my exercise, but my food absolutely <BR> ( explitive deleted ) <BR> I am not always posting all my food especially the chocolate chip cookies and brownies I have from the pot luck last Sunday. <BR> Good thing is I had to take in two pairs of pants that were too expensive to just donate. <BR> But I am going through my clothes and am going to donate some things that I just dont wear and that don't quite fit correctly. <BR> I got a really cute sweater from eco thrift... Sat, 16 Nov 2013 12:57:42 EST I cannot believe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5536099 we are a week into November. I am not ready for the changes. I have been enjoying the walks in the evening and the evening water aerobic classes. I am not ready for all the events and holidays that are just over the horizon I miss all the gardening and picking of tomato and green pepper ( though I got a cup full ) instead of a basket. <BR> So tomorrow we are going to the railroad event in Roseville, California at the Placer County Fair Grounds. We like to walk around and my older son and ... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 20:44:45 EST Getting together and Sparking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528626 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1423566369.jpg"> Some members of the <BR> Sacramento spark team got together and got into the Spark People spirit. <BR> We are planning to start meeting again more frequently. <BR> I think next time may be another of the walking meetings we have had at local parks. <BR> But it was one of our members birthday so we celebrated. <BR> Mis_Viv thank you for remembering Snuzsuz's b'day. <BR> Also in attendance was Getdone looking smashing. <BR... Thu, 31 Oct 2013 19:54:17 EST Everything old is new again. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5523425 I found a Spark menu choice board that I used when I started five years ago. <BR> I am going to start choosing my food from that for a while. <BR> I do not know how I found it but I have it on my bookmarks. <BR> Less guessing and easier to find. <BR> Don't you just love the new spark start page?!?!? <BR> It is such a kick. I will be able to lavish my spark friends with Goodies. <BR> I am so glad the staff is keeping spark people fresh. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 25 Oct 2013 19:53:13 EST Food plan is elusive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520337 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l845905596.jpg">I have been a failure at the food plan. <BR> I have been eating the way I eat for so long, it is difficult to change <BR> I am eliminating the things I should not eat. <BR> I have a way to measure and weigh my food.... something I do. <BR> I post my food, even if I cheat. <BR> But trying to eat the things on the monthly food plan just takes more than I am able to deal with. <BR> Sometimes the items on the menu are more expensi... Tue, 22 Oct 2013 12:26:19 EST Wish I could take a picture... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5516070 I still do not know how to take a picture with my I phone and transfer it to this site. <BR> I am going to talk to my friend who will know how to do it. <BR> then I can take a picture of the headboard my son found which matches the 1944 dressers my mother and dad had when they got married. We have the original headboard but it fit a double bed and we have a king. I could never find one I liked. Well he is the wood working king and it looks so nice when I enter my bedroom. <em>334</em> <B... Thu, 17 Oct 2013 12:25:24 EST Found my tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5509882 I was searching all weekend for the tracker I misplaced and sourt of gave up. <BR> I just sort of let it go. <BR> WELL I get my car washed and vaccuumed about every week or so and I was past due so I took it to the car wash and they found it while vacuuming the back seat. I do not know how it got there . <BR> So I took the time yesterday to do a ten minute" work out " by walking back and forth while I was waiting for an appointment. I ended up walking over 20 and I did a routine my water ae... Thu, 10 Oct 2013 13:06:40 EST Lost my activity tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5504383 I had the activity tracker on a hair tie that I put in my hair when I do water aerobics. <BR> put it by my phone and when I came back it was gone. Kitty likes to play with my hair ties and I have a feeling it will show up but in the meantime I am really sad that i cannot participate. <BR> I was having a great time with the device.. I was having low low's and high high's. I learned things about working a computer. I learned about being careful where I put things. It is not a diamond ring or a ... Fri, 4 Oct 2013 12:10:18 EST I just do int know what to say http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5498905 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l503217868.jpg"> <BR> I got the new tracker and it is working better on some days than others or the water aerobics are more vigerous with some instructors than others. It seems to be when we walk across the bigger pool than when we do exercises in a smaller pool that are not walking based. <BR> Treading water and doing suspendid water exercises . I have a feeling that it is a tool that will be of use to me in choosing who to pick for a trai... Sat, 28 Sep 2013 22:55:18 EST I AM CELEBRATING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5488526 It has been 5 years that I have been with spark people. <BR> There is a picture of me in 2007 and one in 2009 and both show me over 180 on my spark page picture gallery. <BR> I have only lost 40 pounds but I am now walking and doing water aerobics regularly. <BR> I am feeling better and I have lost 28 inches over my body. <BR> check out my new picture and the old ones in my spark page photo gallery. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l576574281.jpg"> <BR> I still do not kno... Tue, 17 Sep 2013 17:43:06 EST So here is the picture of the author. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5471969 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1636832663.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l453714255.jpg"> <BR> This my hero who can write books and talk about local history and get people excited about what is happening in the local area to make it more liveable . I get to go see him talk and encourage his sources to get some of the spotlight. <BR> <BR> William Burg invited you to his event: <BR> "Sacramento Renaissance" Book Signing and Talk <BR> Thursday, Sep... Sat, 31 Aug 2013 20:20:16 EST I like to brag about my sons equally http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5460263 So son number one has written a book about Sacramento from the point of view of an ordinary citizen. it is due out at your local book store in the Sacramento area later this month. This is not his first book. It encompases the experiences of the normal working people instead of the very rich or famous. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l990352821.jpg"> <BR> I just cannot wait to explore it. <BR> Mon, 19 Aug 2013 19:22:41 EST THinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5457249 I have been exercising and eating better and I take off pounds then I have one day when I go out for chinese or vietnameese and have a normal portion but end up putting on 5 pounds which takes me a week to take off. Of course the cookies instead of dinner didn't help either. <BR> Then I am back on my plateau. I just feel like I am not keeping my goals in sight. <BR> I will be due for another talk with someone at the gym but I also think I need to cut down on my calories because one bad m... Fri, 16 Aug 2013 13:12:15 EST stop the suffering http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5447935 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l799544766.jpg">Every year millions of pounds of produce are grown tied to stakes, lashed to trellises or confined to small cages like this poor guy here. Although no official studies have been conducted it is estimated that vine crops like Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Gourds etc. account for most cases. Help end this suffering and plant your own "Free Range" veggies or purchase certified "Cage Free" produce from your local market;) <BR> <BR> Found ... Wed, 7 Aug 2013 17:42:46 EST The nest is better and better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5444276 My son and his wife are getting their house ready for the family they are sure will come. <BR> Here is the next installment. <BR> This is the stairs that go to the lower level of his house which has a laundry room and a bedroom and a rest room. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1586700569.jpg"> <BR> He has started a new set of stairs <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/3/l233775449.jpg"> <BR> These are the next steps to get to the " in - Law " suite. <BR> It is... Sun, 4 Aug 2013 15:51:11 EST Spending time with a friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5433598 I spent the day cooking with a young friend who was willing to make macaroni and cheese and lemon bars and apple pie. Now it was 105 in my car and I really did not want to bake but sometimes you just do what you need to do. <BR> I really enjoyed it and watching most of Tooth Fairy Two. ( not so much) <BR> But she is going to school and will become a teen ager this year. <BR> It was fun playing 12 with her .... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1872446476.jpg"> <BR> I wan... Thu, 25 Jul 2013 21:41:02 EST So i went to my water class and http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5430058 Yes I did my class, took a nap and then walked 60 minutes.. the weather was cooler which made me think that I could get an hour walk in this evening between 7 and 8 before the sun went down. <BR> It was wonderful. Hope you had a pleasant day. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1728758803.jpg"> Tue, 23 Jul 2013 00:02:01 EST