MYAKAYAH's SparkPeople Blog MYAKAYAH's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community just killed a big spider he was big and red and moving quick so i flushed him down the toilet. no i didn't scream or anything like that i don't scream with bugs or things like that but i am glad he is away from me. <BR> <BR> apparently we are having weird weather but Sunday and Monday should be really nice~ Fri, 1 Jul 2016 01:49:13 EST Working life~ Next Monday I start at the bank and my accounts were already designated as free lol! The benefits and other niceties were a cool thing as well. I am going to try both jobs but if its too much bye bye research position. I've had enough with the young workers making my life much too difficult in that position. As much as I love the work being solitary its too hard when others don't pull their weight! <BR> <BR> I checked my credit report today and everything is quite fine and swell right now, s... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 00:54:41 EST Getting to the point of not liking my work I am thinking of finding another FT gig even if I get the bank. I am past the point of tolerating these young people not pulling their weight and being lazy with work. They need to go work for themselves and get the stars out of their eyes. Very few are successful because they don't have a work ethic. I hear "but Warren Buffet, Steve Jobs and Bill Gates did it." <BR> Yes they did over a period of many years it wasn't instantaneous by any means. When you are lazy and entitled you affect everyo... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:22:46 EST Interesting busy day! This morning was up early to head to services with the SO and Young Lady. That went well and we were done at noon. Had a 90 minute walk, did Yoga already and 2 cardio videos which was enough for the day. We just had a hailstorm here and we won't be worrying about a drought anytime soon. <BR> <BR> I should of had a nap when I got back but I made a lunch for everyone of chicken tenders made with Doritos. Pretty easy to make and not so labour intensive. Made everyone have some vegs before desse... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 22:16:08 EST Had an eye exam earlier! I did the Visionworks deal for an exam and 2 pair of glasses and it came out to just under $200!(I do mean just under $200 though.) I have one pair of glasses for just reading and that type of work. The other pair is for everything else and those were made into sunglasses with a grey tint! Hallelujah. I have clip-ons for the glasses I have now! I may get one or two more pair online in August if these work alright for me. <BR> <BR> Get this, Doctor lady said I am ready for bifocals-sigh! I ... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 00:39:17 EST Thoughts? A quote from Baltasar Gracian's "Art of Worldly Wisdom." <BR> <BR> "Limit familiarity when dealing with people. The stars, precisely because they remain so distant, maintain their splendor. Divinity demands respect, familiarity breeds contempt. It's not advised with anyone: with your superiors, because it's dangerous; with your inferiors, because it's unseemly; and especially not with the rabble who, being stupid and so insolent, will not recognize the favor shown them and will take it as t... Thu, 23 Jun 2016 02:19:33 EST Another warm day a bit cooler round 85 and I made spaghetti and salad for dinner. Getting annoyed with the where is the meat. If you want meat in it cook it okay is about to be my answer. LOL. <BR> I had some cool carrots with that since I skipped the salad. Tomorrow is cucumber avocado chilled soup and tacos~ <BR> <BR> I washed my hair earlier and I have not flat ironed it yet. Tomorrow I will tame the wild beast~ Thu, 23 Jun 2016 01:47:09 EST Cleveland and Denver win in the same year? A championship? Miracles do happen indeed! <BR> <BR> So what does LeBron need to do now? The man has won in 2 cities! <BR> <BR> Can't sleep for some reason so I'm fooling round till 530am! <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 20 Jun 2016 06:53:23 EST My sister and her husband are looking to buy a house~ and they are looking at homes in their preferred school district for my niece who is going to the high school next to her middle school, capice? <BR> <BR> I have looked at some houses with them over the past few months and its all running together for me honestly. They really want what Paolo and I bought but I said you can't afford that right lol. You can afford some of it but not all of it? They like that in the kitchen we have a large walk in pantry, we have all black appliances, a wine re... Sun, 19 Jun 2016 19:40:57 EST Managed 11K steps today! I feel like I am back on track with the walking! <BR> <BR> This weekend, tomorrow we are going out on the water in a friend's small yacht like boat. Starting round 9am or so, will be out until 2 or 3! Then we may hit the Cherry Blossom Festival for a period of time then probably eating out for dinner. Sunday is service at 10am for Father's Day. We come back to the house for brunch with my sister and her family and then the girls will go swimming at the pool. My sister is doing the brunch and... Sat, 18 Jun 2016 01:20:34 EST Managed 10K steps today finally got off my duff and went to walk, it was fine! Its blazing hot here but I like warmer over colder weather for sure! <BR> <BR> Too many cat pics on Facebook makes for a bit of a time waster today lol! <BR> <BR> Hi Lady Panthers, trying to get more being sick please! <BR> <BR> That is all~ <BR> Fri, 17 Jun 2016 01:10:19 EST Feeling better now finally its about time really. Need to go shopping this week for groceries and the necessities~ <BR> <BR> Paolo really has never seen me sick and he was like you need to go to the Doctor. I said for what? To let me know what I already know, I have a cold. Let it run its course etc... <BR> <BR> These shootings need to stop here, honestly its feeling like all the time. I live where there were 2 very high profile attacks. The Aurora Theatre Shooting and Columbine in Littleton! What is it going to take... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 01:57:15 EST Cold is hanging on what can you do? Annoying! <BR> <BR> My nieces and the young lady are leaving tonight to head for camp for a week, fun times for them certainly. I wish them a lot of fun and learning. <BR> <BR> Back to work and tonight will take care of Paolo since he claims I gave him this cold. Probably did but not on purpose because when I am sick or have a cold I carry anti-bacterial wipes with me and wipe down everything I touch! Wed, 8 Jun 2016 15:05:28 EST I have a cold fun times, but not really. it is not too bad but annoying since back in February I had a nasty flu! I had not been sick in years so this year I guess its 2 for 1 lol! <BR> <BR> Its nice and sunny today and I may take a walk later if i feel up to it. I don't feel sick but under the weather certainly. I won't make 70K this week like I wanted I don't think but maybe, if I feel up to 10K steps I can make it lol. I just don't have the energy for it though I don't think. <BR> <BR> My brother in ... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 15:07:21 EST Today's exercise is walking, cardio and yoga~ <BR> <BR> Paolo is doing well in his new position and he likes it better so far than his previous work! He works from 730am-5pm most days but usually Monday-Friday. He doesn't mind an occasional Saturday though. I work from 8am-430pm or something similar but I prefer to take off Sunday and Monday just because Tuesday-Saturday suits me better. I usually only wind up working 4 days. I am considering getting another position but keeping this one. <BR> <BR> In the ... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 10:53:09 EST Moving is no joke it can tire one out for a spell and you have to get your energy back for your routine again. <BR> <BR> I have been quite busy here, there and everywhere. Colorado is nice but the jumping through hoops to get your ID or Driver's License etc is unnecessary in my view. Basically Paolo wasn't pleased at all with that process. It's an intentional hoop crossing in my view. 2 verified pieces of address in Colorado are needed. Ridiculous! <BR> <BR> Anyhow, the weather is pretty nice and it can rai... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 01:08:25 EST Tired tonight hope it was a good Holiday for everyone~ Tue, 31 May 2016 00:30:55 EST Eating Right And Exercise When Moving! Secret of Success (Does this go alright or does it suck lol?) <BR> <BR> I do think when one is moving across state lines or making a cross country move, it is important to stay hydrated and eat as well as you can so you don't get too far off your healthy lifestyle plan. Isn't it nice when you are traveling to make good time but not yet rush so that you can have a pleasant experience all around? <BR> <BR> For example, I just completed a move that was over 700 miles and took about a day and a... Fri, 20 May 2016 18:45:03 EST Friday Been working hard and smart to get this place put together! We have all the furniture where we would like it, clothes put away, the kitchen and pantry are set up, the exercise equipment is in place and ready to go, did grocery shopping, had the DMV taken care of....You know the important stuff!!! <BR> <BR> Anyhow, minus a few minor things today is a rest day of sorts. Its good to have a period of rest when you are settling in. Paolo is hanging pictures later on and I am putting together a fe... Fri, 20 May 2016 10:40:57 EST We are here made it into Denver round 1pm, unloaded the car and tonight we went to celebrate my niece's birthday dinner. We left this morning round 430am, stopped for breakfast round 9am and made it with hours to spare before we needed to head out for dinner. My sister and her family picked us up and dropped us off from dinner because the chosen restaurant was about 20 minutes from our place. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we will head to church and after do some work, of which there is plenty! The young lady made ... Sat, 14 May 2016 22:18:45 EST Well we decided to leave last night since we were all packed up and ready, all was taken care of and we are in Utah for a day before making it in to Denver tomorrow sometime. We are resting right now because the last week was a whirlwind of activity. Paolo wanted to stop in Utah for a bit so I said alright then. <BR> <BR> The young lady graduated school Wednesday night and had time yesterday with her friends. One of her friends will come to the house for a few weeks in August before school starts. <BR> <BR> I flew back into Vegas Tuesday and everything... Fri, 13 May 2016 16:00:30 EST Monday! Hello, update on everything! <BR> <BR> Basically 2 friends and I drove the truck here a few days back and unloaded everything and returned the truck this morning! I am flying back to Vegas tomorrow afternoon and Saturday morning start the drive back with the SO and young lady! <BR> <BR> Pretty much all the big items are in place in every room. All of the kitchen was unpacked and put into place so that is the big thing. I went at it like a woman possessed. I just wanted it to be done. A lot... Mon, 9 May 2016 16:23:25 EST Well, its sunny and warm! So yes in a bit I am going for a walk out! Get those steps working for me lol! I've done a fair amount of housework today so that is some good activity and moving around. Yes, I am home but we are 95% packed up so the other 5% is basically ready to go when we load up next week. We have a plan of attack and everything is set in Colorado for when we arrive over there. We are living out of a suitcase and a few boxes but its for a short while, no big deal for the 3 of us. <BR> <BR> The young one... Wed, 4 May 2016 16:14:19 EST Its finally sunny again today 50's! It felt good while I was walking honestly! It was a few days since I walked outside though and I was creaking pretty well! Now I am uncreaking nicely. <BR> <BR> I am so not cut out to be a mom lol. My nieces are lazy and ungrateful and their parents have contributed to it by being lazy themselves and pushing off child rearing as much as they can to others, I'm done with it though. I have made a decision I am not dealing with them anymore, letting their parents handle their insolence, stress... Mon, 2 May 2016 20:44:25 EST So this thing called insomnia is back~ Official Sleep Challenge time again yes! <BR> <BR> Its sunny today and having dinner with a friend! I had a nap this afternoon so I am alright to do that. I think I can sleep later on and be okay to right myself. That usually cures the insomnia and I don't watch much TV so that helps. <BR> <BR> Changing gears here! <BR> <BR> So this weekend I am bringing my Smokey cat to Colorado right! I'll be here from Friday-Tuesday because I have to be at the house to receive the washer and dryer! It... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 18:23:30 EST More steps today! Over two days I have had 14 miles and 27K steps I was tired earlier let me tell you. I'll be pretty busy tomorrow so I am not sure I will get in much exercise. Maybe just cardio and stretching! Dinner was quinoa, eggplant, zucchini and a bit of chicken! I made Chinese for 3 people but my Mom had my food to try out and she liked it! <BR> <BR> I need to get a new copy of Microsoft Office but not thrilled with the prices. Using OpenOffice to get into my Office files for now! I may be a little m... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 23:52:20 EST 16K+ steps! I must of been nutty thinking of all these steps today but I have had a little insomnia this last week so I needed help to get back on track! <BR> <BR> It was pretty warm so I decided to go for it! I had salmon, couscous and broccoli for dinner! <BR> <BR> Watching Purple Rain the movie on MTV! LoL, when they knew what music was and is! Ah, Prince love ya always~ <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Mon, 25 Apr 2016 00:52:10 EST Article from Vox on why we grieve celebrity deaths! <link><BR>rity-death-grief </link> <BR> <BR> Basically its an easy day for me minus laundry and chilling out! Happy weekend~ Sat, 23 Apr 2016 15:56:05 EST Crossposted from Inner Journey! Moving info! This is more moving info, some of it may be redundant for my BLC'ers but some new details! <BR> The last few posts deal with moving in more detail for those who like moving stories~ <BR> <BR> Yes, I am moving permanently from Sin City to the Denver area for my SO's job. He likely would have passed up the career defining role but we discussed it and the positives outweigh the negatives. Plus our teenager will be in a fabulous school for her high school years. That factored into our decision g... Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:47:06 EST Saturday's happenings or something like it! Right now I am having a block of time just to myself and music! Writing and resting since this morning was quite busy. So it started snowing last night and it has not stopped yet, it may continue into early tomorrow. Not sure the brother-in-law can get out tomorrow to head back to Microsoft for the week but we'll see. We may be able to get over to church tomorrow but we'll see how treacherous it may be. The main roads are clear and we have salted and shoveled one time already this morning. My... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 17:59:51 EST A few things... Its round 75 degrees here today, the weekend will bring rain and maybe a little snow but we'll see. I'm heading home Monday and will be there until the end of the month and then bring my cat back here by airplane. I feel bad but I'll have to sedate him for that trip because 2 hours would be too long for his patience. He'll be alright though because I'll have everything set up and ready for him here. (Food, water, toys, litter box, his own rooms to be in so that he can adjust to being here. He... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 15:33:48 EST Catch-Up! What i have been up to! I am in Denver for the week which is fine because I have house issues to handle. The keys will be in my possession this weekend so Paolo and I decided I should stay. I can do a few things before I go back home for the last time pretty much. I'll have a few weeks to finish packing up the house in Vegas which is pretty much packed up anyways lol. Only the essentials are not packed at this point. The young lady needs to pack her room but she said she will start this week I said I hope so because... Mon, 11 Apr 2016 14:06:04 EST Pictures get some~ <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 9 Apr 2016 00:29:22 EST Internet being a bear again it gets tiring to deal with! Only about a month more here then its time for moving. <BR> <BR> In Colorado the house is about done! Paolo is ready to leave here as is the young lady, <BR> <BR> Its 84 here today and nice dinner is leftovers tonight since i have been busy and with the internet being naughty today I'm not in the mood for any crazy! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 7 Apr 2016 18:50:32 EST Reposted from EARTHSEAME's post! Stop Negativity! Investigating Your Thoughts! Are you sabotaging yourself with negative thought patterns, break out of this finally! <BR> <BR> <BR> From "The Kind Self-Healing Book: Raise Yourself Up With Curiosity And Compassion" by Amy Eden: <BR> <BR> Choose a negative thought or judgemental thought that has been running through your head. Write it down. Then explore it, in writing, by posing questions to yourself about the situation. Here are some examples of questions you might ask: <BR> <BR> Would ... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 14:25:13 EST Lists, get some lol~ TnT #12 posted! (AR style) <BR> <BR> Inner Journey Journaling Questions for April! <BR> <BR> Digestion issues, working on that so I can eat normal for me! <BR> <BR> Taking niece to get her game this weekend that I promised for her birthday, we are shopping now for seriously! She is with me for a few days, sending her home Sunday! <BR> <BR> One year reading plan for bible! Prayer and QT working at! <BR> <BR> Working on feelings more! Writing more and not dwelling in negative feelings! <BR... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 02:47:28 EST This posting is from the group "Working Out at Home." Basically you cannot out train a bad diet! Coach Kyra gives you vital information here! I would suggest joining this group if you need and want good information on nutrition, exercise and cultivating a Healthy Lifestyle for yourself! This Spark Mail resonated with me because I have seen so many people wonder why they are stuck in their weight loss plan. The information is very helpful and food for thought. <BR> <BR> <BR> "So many times I hear women say they have to go run off that extra pr... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 17:56:34 EST HI friends! Rain today, did outdoor walking this morning before the crazy weather started! It was sunny then, now not so much lol. Did all my other exercise early since tomorrow i a rest day I do believe for me. I may do it Friday depending upon how I feel though. <BR> <BR> Didn't eat so much today, basically had a coffee and fig bar for breakfast, ate a little bit ago. I had Minestrone soup and Triscuit. I go through phases on not eating as much as usual. May eat a sandwich a little bit later and make ... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 20:39:00 EST Back to normal visitors gone from the holiday, regular work going on! <BR> <BR> Doing a bit of laundry today and cleaning regular style! <BR> <BR> Exercise is going strong because there shall be rain Wednesday & Thursday so those days may not have any outdoor walking. I can do exercise videos those two days and 1 day will be resting I'm certain. <BR> <BR> A lot to do this week and we'll see how things go in terms of moving tasks! Tue, 29 Mar 2016 15:02:07 EST Did a fair amount of exercise today 2 miles and 6000+ steps already! Did everything you can think of for exercise it felt like today! Snow forecasted for Wednesday and Thursday this week so walking has to come Sunday-Wednesday I do believe. I can do walking videos if necessary! Leslie Sansone! <BR> <BR> Ham was for dinner but I had one small piece only because pork and cow are not my thing. I had broccoli, red potatoes and a small slice of bread for dinner! No dessert because I don't care for coconut or cream cheese in the cak... Sun, 27 Mar 2016 21:26:13 EST Internet is wonky certainly~ its being weird the past few days, working on getting it proper again! Sat, 26 Mar 2016 16:10:53 EST Blizzard conditions today we are all here together today because no one could go to work or school! Can barely see out of the windows and it is fairly cold! <BR> <BR> Doing some reading and doing little work today, I am ahead by a great deal so I can do this! <BR> <BR> At the store last night we bought ice cream and staples, food for a few days to last through Easter. Not sure what they are eating for Easter time. If I can't get back Paolo said I can come next week and its fine. I may just do that instead! He just ... Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:19:53 EST Nieces are arguing about food! Its annoying, basically I am glad I didn't have anyone annoying me about food and my portions when I was growing up. I didn't need that supervision though. My 13 year old niece does though, she is more than overweight, she is obese level now. My 18 year old niece rides the younger one about eating too much and its likely making her a little more self conscious. (Not that she isn't already.) <BR> <BR> Enough about that though, its sunny and a bit warm today but much colder weather is coming s... Tue, 22 Mar 2016 18:23:47 EST Saturday the snow is melting off and its pretty clear in many places. The temperature should be back up tomorrow so I am glad for that! A week until Easter whoa, time flies when you are having fun! Flying out on Thursday to go home for a spell.... <BR> <BR> Working on getting my things together for leaving on Thursday early afternoon and the SO will pick me up when I get into town! Will be back here round April 23rd to start to get things in order for the house! <BR> <BR> Didn't make the 25 miles t... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 22:50:38 EST Friday Its snowing here this evening and its sticking as well so the commute in the morning for everyone may be a bit rough in nature! <BR> <BR> Next week will have more money so can give it all out again, of course lol! <BR> <BR> Had a good dinner and my eyes are adjusting to my glasses, still need a new exam and lenses made after that. May have a spare or two made just so I am safe from not having a pair again! <BR> <BR> More tomorrow~ Fri, 18 Mar 2016 01:58:28 EST Yes eyeglasses fixed~ that makes me quite happy. A little tired tonight will write more tomorrow~ Thu, 17 Mar 2016 01:28:48 EST fixing eyeglasses tomorrow good luck then hopefully they can be fixed for a nominal cost but i should be alright! <BR> <BR> will report in tomorrow after i take care of business~ Wed, 16 Mar 2016 01:24:14 EST uh yeah my glasses are needing major repair! It wasn't just the screw needing to be replaced at all! It is the frame needing to be put back together, yikes! That may cost round $50 but its okay. I've had these glasses for quite awhile. When I get new glasses in May then I will make sure to have a backup pair. I used to have a back up but I can't see out of them at all so I donated them to charity! I should be able to deal with this tomorrow but if not I may be without glasses for a few days lol! I'll be happy when I can get a new prescr... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 00:30:09 EST Very good news~ We can move into our home as early as May 5th because they will be finished round April 25th. The house is built and the first floor is complete, the garage is finished, the basement is finished and just the bedrooms are being dealt with to our specifications. I love the kitchen and walk-in pantry, so much room. It really is a very nice house. I enjoy having a fireplace but we have a heating system as well. Plus we have nobody behind us and we never will which is quite nice. The house next to... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 17:52:53 EST Yes its good news! We received the house here at the price we wanted to pay. The Realtor said out of 10 offers that were put in only 3 were accepted yesterday because of 7 offers being too low ball in nature. I let Paolo know after our guy let us know we were ready to move in on the date we wanted. Paolo will be here this weekend with the young one so that they can get more of a sense of the area. They will come after the young lady gets out of class at 1pm. Their flight is at 330PM and should be here by 530pm ... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 17:13:25 EST