MYAKAYAH's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=MYAKAYAH MYAKAYAH'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/ Hi friends, June entry! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6376776 Its round 80 degrees today and sunny. Went to service this morning and did okay with my lower back being a pain. Such is life, the minister spoke about his trip to Cambodia and Thailand the past 3 weeks and it was interesting! We were supposed to begin a study of Romans but that will start next Sunday. If I am not back in Denver by then I will listen online on Sunday evening for the first lesson in the series. <BR> <BR> This Friday at 3pm I am leaving work early so I can fly to where my Mom ... Sun, 18 Jun 2017 19:31:33 EST Summer Camp Info... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6355714 REGISTRATION IS OPEN NOW - join the REGISTRATION team for future notifications! <BR> <BR> www.sparkpeople.com/mysp <BR> ark/team_messageboard_thre <BR> ad.asp?board=0x68423x66641053 <BR> <BR> BLC34 - SUMMER CAMP SCHEDULE - 8 Week Challenge <BR> <BR> Summer Camp runs from June 7 with the first weigh-in through August 2 <BR> <BR> Initial weigh-in - June 7 <BR> <BR> Week 1 - June 7 - 13 <BR> Week 2 - June 14 - 20 <BR> Week 3 - June 21 - 27 <BR> Week 4 - June 28 - July 4 <BR> Week 5 - July 5... Sun, 30 Apr 2017 17:46:29 EST Trying to post in my blog once a week at least.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6354074 I'm trying to make it 2 days more and then I will have a proper weekend. Working 11 of 12 days straight is no joke! Like I said it had to be done that way. Looking forward to Friday at whatever time gets me to my required time worked in a week and then I am done. I will not even think of work until I come back Monday morning, trust me there. I have more than earned my days off. <BR> <BR> Today had a meeting and cleared things up with a co-worker and we are already working for 4 people, with ... Wed, 26 Apr 2017 23:21:31 EST I made it through my work day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6352153 I did round 645am-2pm at work basically; had a vegan lunch and came home and took a nap lol! That is how it went! I fed the cat, fed the kid and SO Middle Eastern food from a joint near my work. Interesting for sure. <BR> <BR> Got up and it looked like it had snowed a bit overnight. At work I made a pot of coffee and then ate some breakfast, sat down to work and cleaned up the mess from the "misunderstanding." Next week it will be the end of Tuesday or beginning of Wednesday before I feel li... Sat, 22 Apr 2017 21:10:18 EST Happy Friday-a bit of ranting involved http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6351770 HI, Happy Friday Night for all of you. <BR> <BR> Even for me even though I have to go into work tomorrow to fix a huge mistake that my Supervisor made this week. That it took all week to correct really makes me angry. His second language is English. However, if I repeat back to you what you said for me to follow and then you affirm and then say YES, I have just followed your directive which was completely wrong the entire week. The only thing good about this situation is on my next paycheck ... Fri, 21 Apr 2017 23:16:18 EST Its getting warmer here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6347766 almost done with snow watch from this winter and spring. Its pretty much mid-70's all this week and next. Its near 80 Friday so its about sunscreen weather for me sooner than later. Sunburns aren't my thing. <BR> <BR> Work-I feel like I have finally caught up today. I just put in my earphones and off I worked from 830am-5pm mostly. I like those days where there are minimal distractions, so much nicer! I had ravioli for lunch, salad for tomorrow and maybe a sandwich to go with it. <BR> <BR>... Thu, 13 Apr 2017 00:07:09 EST Happy Thursday~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6344834 Tomorrow is Lovely Friday! <BR> <BR> Its supposed to be low 70's tomorrow and Saturday. Fun times after the snow Tuesday and melting off yesterday! Saturday night around 5pm we are supposed to get together with some work mates for getting to know you time! If it doesn't go well, no more of that, lol! I like to keep work and other activities private and not working into my weekends. I'll try it though and jet out round 730pm-8pm so it doesn't take up a huge slice of my evening. Plus I am alw... Thu, 6 Apr 2017 21:10:48 EST Finished 21 Day Vegan with Dr. Barnard http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6320571 I did well, only had chicken and fish once during those 21 Days. I thought I had to because both times I was lightheaded. I can give up dairy quite easily because i use soy milk for milk, Daiya for cheese and eat Soy Yoghurt that the SILK brand makes. I don't like red meat or pork etc so chicken is really the only meat I like with regularity. <BR> <BR> Today it snowed so took more than an hour to get home. It was slippery though since its round 18 degrees here in my city. Had a chicken hambu... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 22:06:38 EST Vegan day 14, V-Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6316259 Happy end of Valentine's Day! No more candy and chocolates at work in my face! (Well not directly anyhow) <BR> <BR> For V-Day the SO brought me purple roses he stashed at work for a day or two and left in water and plant food in a really nice vase. I also received a new FitBit Charge in rose gold. I am a lucky lady. I think the SO was tired of me complaining the battery life in my FitBit was abhorrent so he figured a charging type would lessen the time he needs to hear about my complaining. ... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 00:59:58 EST Vegan day 11, ST and Yoga http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314640 I did my hair earlier today, went to get my vitamins from Walgreens (it was buy one get one free) so I capitalized there. I went to Plato's Closet after and spent $24 on two shorter length sweaters and had lunch at Chick-Fil-A. What does a Vegan eat there you may say? <BR> <BR> A coffee, side salad and a fruit cup pretty much, lol. I ate a protein bar and my crackers as well. I had some cubed tofu on me so I had the tofu and salad together with vegan ranch dressing and faux cheese. I was go... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 21:52:09 EST Vegan day 10 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6314207 I have been doing well being Vegan. Yesterday I was lightheaded after work though. My sister had a PT appt so I went with her. (No not watching the PT made me lightheaded.) <BR> <BR> At work today I moved to the other side of the building. (Or the floor really is what I meant.) <BR> I need headphones and very low music so I can block the noise all around me. Where I used to be I only dealt with noise on one side so it was easier to deal with. I have noise all around me where I am now so it ... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 23:25:30 EST Cardio & Yoga, Vegan day 4~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6310784 I am doing alright being Vegan here. The other day I had a bit of a headache. It could have been from the pressure drop a little but my body was rebelling slightly since when I first Vegan it did this. I needed to put more fat in my diet is what the issue was. I don't particularly care for nuts and fruit so I have to find other foods to compensate. Thinking avocado and hummus, some yoghurt and fruit drink-Odwalla. Pita bread and crackers etc... <BR> <BR> I did Yoga and Cardio already today, ... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 16:04:21 EST Cardio exercise day, Vegan Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6309867 Hi friends. I am on the 21 Day Kick Start with Dr.Neal Barnard! Day 2 and I am fine. Eating more of a grazing style but also eating meals. I take my Vitamins everyday as always. This started from work but some people on day 2 seem like they are suffering without Dairy and Meat a little. I think before you go Vegan you have to taper off meat and dairy gradually if you love those things. I tapered off meat for 2 weeks before so my body didn't go HELP starting yesterday. <BR> <BR> I have soy m... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 21:34:20 EST A shorty because I am doing housework http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6293879 I decided to skip service, no not because of football, but, because of not wanting to go to school for service. The chairs are uncomfortable the way my back is now so I stayed home and doing housework. Ever since i had my scoliosis surgery when I was 15 this is the case with auditorium type seating where you push the seat down. I also have trouble sitting on hard bleachers in Gyms. Such is life and usually I don't mind it but right now, No Thanks. I did go to my niece's concert back in Decemb... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 13:12:07 EST Hi friends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6272967 I know its been a while, so busy with too much to accomplish. I am considering taking the bus in to work now instead of driving with my sister it is too much stress on me wondering if i will make it on time most days. It will be a much longer day but such is life. Packing a flashlight is a brilliant idea I do believe just in case of issues. I like traveling by bus and it takes the stress off of driving in. After the New Year I will look for a new job and stay until I get a new one then move a... Sun, 27 Nov 2016 20:06:46 EST Hi its Sunday... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6266342 I can write a few times a week now I do think. <BR> <BR> I did church, a class and now I am home. Tomorrow starts another work week and then the next week is Thanksgiving. Then the week after is our Christmas Party! I have figured out my outfit already, its bronze. Its a long skirt and sweater blouse of sorts, maybe a picture on the night of will show it better. This week I will do my hair, needs a colour job really and some shape and trim then all will be well. <BR> <BR> Next week is the... Sun, 13 Nov 2016 18:32:09 EST Monday blog catch-up! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6263592 Its been a few weeks no! That is what happens when you do Monday-Friday 8-5pm. It takes a few weeks to get back into the swing of things! Tonight we went out for dinner since i didn't pull out the crock for dinner this morning. Paolo preferred Mexican anyhow so we went to "On the Border" I had never been there before. I had a chicken bowl and He had a combination plate. I had peach tea and He had a water along with his soda laced. (A bolt, shot of espresso with soda.) The young lady had a ste... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 23:43:07 EST Been busy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6253242 Wednesday I start a new position and in the fall I am fairly busy but not to this degree mostly. <BR> Need to post up TnT 7-8 tomorrow early so I can push ahead there and not have my team think I am a flakey cake! Doing fine with nutrition over exercise but exercise is in there as well~ Tue, 18 Oct 2016 00:39:00 EST Its Cold & Anger Management http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6246917 Today is a hard day for anger management so I am trying to lay low with people! Maintaining while doing this therapy is a little hard but I knew that it wouldn't be a cakewalk. Decision-I decided to take my library books back tomorrow because I needed to wash, dry and flat iron my hair. Exercise was the important part really, to contain the beast within. I am in control no doubt, just very angry and irritated! So enough of the irritation and anger! Yes, one has to feel but not so much its lik... Wed, 5 Oct 2016 18:10:54 EST Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6244206 I am working until 1pm then I have time to have lunch and do my hair! Time for some colour and a bit of a trim. Need to do some shopping afterwards and then a meeting. Won't get home until after 9pm likely and then I need to post up the TnT's I have prepared for my Lady Panthers! TnT 5-7 will go up. Altering 8-10 and those will post on the site in the next few days! <BR> <BR> Feeling much better, (I'm not fine though, just better. More functional and not morose and morbid.) It can take a min... Fri, 30 Sep 2016 13:13:28 EST Odds and Ends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6240730 Made a bet last night on The Patriots and Texans, I won yes! $50 cash in my pocket. Means I can buy a few toys for the Santa Closet in a bit! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is a Women's Day and its at a place I haven't been before so that will be lovely! Need to be there fairly early in the morning. A friend was going to go with me but I saw her yesterday and she is sick. She has 2 young ones and they gave her a bad cold! <BR> <BR> Working on journaling, exercise and eating right so I can fully come o... Fri, 23 Sep 2016 15:27:45 EST On next week~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6236993 So this was this last week on exercise <BR> <BR> Sunday--Pretty much a resting day, smart move! yes! <BR> Monday--TnT#3, stretching, Cardio Videos Leslie Sansone & Bob Harper yes! <BR> Tuesday is an LCW day, no exercise hurting day! <BR> Wednesday--Walk, Yoga, TnT #1 all body yes! <BR> Thursday--Walk, Yoga, TnT #2 Lower Body yes! <BR> Friday--Walk, TnT #3 Upper Body, Yoga, Jessica Smith walking yes! Fri-Mon is WEC! <BR> Saturday--Yoga, Walk <BR> <BR> Tentative ... Fri, 16 Sep 2016 16:46:19 EST Monday NFL week #1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6234728 A pretty exciting first Sunday of football. A lot of close games won so far. Raiders, Giants, Seattle, Cincinnati, Detroit, New England, Baltimore....Best game of the day Chiefs defeating the Chargers. So Chargers are one back of the Broncos already, heheeheheheehe! Chargers were soundly defeating the Chiefs but the Chiefs were not going to let them come into Arrowhead and toss them down like that! I watched DISH TV's Red Zone and it exhausted me all the switching around of games lol. It was ... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 17:05:38 EST Football http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6232617 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bd694502-1750-4068-8229-24b8165974e2.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Denver defeated Carolina 21-20. A lucky win for sure. 9 seconds to go Carolina lines up to kick a 3 pointer. Denver calls time out. Line up again and the snap is high, the kicker heads left and we win! A W is a W no matter how you do it! <BR> <BR> Its week one though so we'll see where we need to handle it more. Basically offense and defense both need to step it up! Fri, 9 Sep 2016 01:27:38 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6231404 I took a day to work at home since I was waiting for a new laptop to come, it did finally at 8pm so I missed the midweek lol. Actually not funny but it could not be helped! <BR> <BR> Made mahi mahi, brown rice and broccoli for dinner, i liked it! Helped niece with Algebra and World Geography homework earlier. Made sure the cat was still breathing today. Woke up this morning and it looked like a storm would come but by 11am it looked fine out! <BR> <BR> Fall is a busy time for me so I need ... Tue, 6 Sep 2016 23:47:29 EST Bad Kitty! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6230820 So tonight the cat decided he liked corn on the cob. He jumped up to the island and tried to eat through the bag it was stored in. BAD BAD BAD KITTY! <BR> <BR> He loves the vegetables apparently. We know he likes strawberries and watermelon as well. Tue, 6 Sep 2016 00:13:44 EST Tired but up for a bit longer~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6228683 I had 15,000 steps today, did yoga and ST so that could be why I am a bit tired out and ready for bedtime. <BR> <BR> Getting my TnT's in order for my Lady Panthers and may post up a questionnaire to see where everyone is at right now! Cardio and Strength Training are paramount for a well functioning body. Along with very good nutrition and healthy habits! <BR> <BR> I will post up a new reply in chat tomorrow and go at it almost every day so I am in the groove for 15 weeks! <BR> <BR> Happy ... Thu, 1 Sep 2016 23:38:03 EST Hurtin today a bit... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6226606 physically but I shall be fine! <BR> <BR> Anyhow, BLC-32 doors open Wednesday have 1/2 of my TnT's done, 7 more to handle then I will coast like a girl who is on top of her game in life! <BR> <BR> Working 7-5pm Monday-Thursday this week. Friday I am doing 9-1 and then kicking back this weekend, not doing a thing except for what I want to do~ <BR> <BR> Exercise~ <BR> Sunday-walk videos, cardio, yoga <BR> Monday-Walk, Yoga <BR> Tuesday-Walk, Yoga TnT <BR> Wednesday-Cardio, Yoga <BR> Thursda... Mon, 29 Aug 2016 15:28:09 EST Men Geez Paolo~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225506 He texted me about a half hour ago since he is home now with the cat! <BR> <BR> "Where is the cat food? I can't find it dahrling." Paolo <BR> "Where it usually is in his closet with his supplies." Me <BR> "Where is the cat food?" Paolo (Seriously? kayah asks herself) <BR> "On the main floor?" Paolo <BR> "Yes, very good. I knew I married an intelligent fellow." Me <BR> "So where is the closet now?" Paolo <BR> "There are not that many closets on the main floor. So how did you survive before ... Sat, 27 Aug 2016 17:09:14 EST Please Don't Take It Personal~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225449 When I don't respond to messages <BR> When I shut myself into my cave <BR> Where I feel at peace <BR> Where I feel safe <BR> <BR> Sometimes I need quiet <BR> So that I can stitch up <BR> The fragments of myself <BR> I leave along the way <BR> <BR> Often times I need to scrape <BR> My heart from off my sleeves <BR> Place it beating <BR> Back inside my empty chest <BR> And just breathe~ <BR> <BR> Vera Valentine <BR> <BR> Sat, 27 Aug 2016 14:38:01 EST Update, thinking about BLC starting pretty quick here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6225035 What name would I like people to call me? kayah~ <BR> <BR> What is your weight loss goal for this round? none, maintenance~ <BR> <BR> What is your height? 5"6 1/2 & 115 pounds as of today~ <BR> <BR> List 1 or more NSV (Non Scale Victories) you want to accomplish during BLC32: <BR> Tone and strengthen the arms, get back to a 15-20 minute plank, keep my weight in range of 113-119 and journaling my physical and mental progress~ <BR> <BR> We like to celebrate birthdays, when is yours? 22nd J... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 18:13:18 EST Crossposted from a group! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6224932 Hello my friends- <BR> <BR> Hope the week went well and the weekend brings joy and happiness! It feels like fall here this week but I do live in Colorado so getting used to the different weather from any other place that i have resided in. It is supposed to warm up this weekend so there is that, back to the 80's thank you! <BR> <BR> The husband just texted me and round noon he is headed to the hotel to check in and stay for a few hours. I get off at 4 so he will pick me up then; he knew I w... Fri, 26 Aug 2016 13:29:43 EST Thank you to my work! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6223219 They knew I was more concerned with my close friend who was having her kidney removed this morning. (Yes, it was a Nephrectomy). So they said go be there for however long it takes. I left at 7am and got there round 730am when they took her to surgery. The surgical team was fabulous about keeping us updated and she was out of surgery at 10am. It went very well and they did remove her kidney and now we are just waiting on the biopsy to come back to see if the cancer had spread (she was in stage... Tue, 23 Aug 2016 15:45:09 EST Hi Monday night! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222803 Yesterday at the BBQ, there was steak grilled so tonight I cut up that steak into thinner Julienne like pieces and marinated it further and heated it through on my cast iron grill! I used the roasted vegetables from last night, made canned black beans, Spanish rice and had cheese, cilantro, sour cream and pico do gallo with tortillas for dinner...EASY~ Had a salad with that and done! The other two made pound cake (I make pound cake every other week, 2 loaves so the 2 can have different desser... Mon, 22 Aug 2016 22:28:44 EST Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221576 Its in the lower 70's but sunny so that is nice! Did my hair yesterday and it looks good but I may have to ask the stylist to colour the front a bit more because I can see some white hairs. She did a very good job otherwise! Exercise today is yoga, cardio and ST. Maybe some walking but I have gotten in a fair amount of steps this week. If it is not too cold later I will walk. Had dinner at Olive Garden last night. I had a rum and coke with lime before dinner while waiting for a table. It was ... Sat, 20 Aug 2016 18:38:31 EST Words for today~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6220021 It was busy and I am glad this is an easier week in the evenings! Needed that because when you work, take care of your people and cat it can get a bit atrocious with time. I am not feeling getting cranky with anyone unless it is a necessary thing! I made over 10K steps for the day so I am getting back to active steps not just walking around at work etc... <BR> <BR> Last weekend I rearranged my office space a bit so it was more functional to do yoga, strength training and cardio there. The tr... Thu, 18 Aug 2016 00:02:42 EST Doing well today, its warm, sun is out! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219110 Yesterday was just one of those days where it feels like nothing was going right, people were cranky with me because I am a logical straightforward person. Not given to deal with others on an emotional level in any manner, I get for some people that can be frustrating when conversing with me...I had 2 people yesterday call me Spock and House lol. I mean what do you want me to do fake it. I am so bad with faking emotion so I stay true to the character and personality the High Power gave me! <B... Tue, 16 Aug 2016 14:59:58 EST Went to dinner had Mexican http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6216445 Paolo was in the mood so we went. My chicken burrito, black beans and rice tasted a bit salty but it was good! Paolo had a Carne Asada plate! The young lady pork soft tacos! <BR> <BR> I have had back pain in my lower back for a few weeks now so the doctors and I are conferring for the best course of action. I use Advil as needed but an MRI is likely needed to see what is going on and what to do....The pain is just annoying really but aggravating enough to make me take notice and not ignore i... Thu, 11 Aug 2016 23:31:00 EST Hi again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6215590 Having fun watching the Olympics in the evenings. I wish they would show one event from start to finish though. That has always annoyed me with coverage. I would like to see more than Americans in the Olympics as well. There are other athletes in the games. I'm as patriotic as the next person but I would think the coverage could be better at night! <BR> <BR> Doing well getting more rest and relaxing. Feeling a bit better but still dealing with a little pain so I am considering a Doctor visi... Wed, 10 Aug 2016 13:17:01 EST Customer Service is bad these days~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6212803 I go to Panera near my house and the register person hands me my change, Panera card, receipt and cup for my drink all at once. Yeah, no one is behind me so you can wait a few seconds young lady before acting all huffy stuff. (This is regular standard not just isolated incidents.) <BR> <BR> If I would ever own any business proper cash handling would be observed. Asking if receipts need to be thrown away or placed in a bag... or GASP waiting a few seconds for people to put away their cash wou... Fri, 5 Aug 2016 14:23:02 EST Tuesday~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6211311 It has been busy since my last entry! Tonight I started dog sitting until Sunday. A Pug Myles, friends going out of town and I said I could do most of the dog watching until Sunday with brief periods of letting my nieces handle him! My sister and brother in law are going to California from Friday-Sunday for a wedding so I have the nieces Friday-Sunday. <BR> <BR> Uh...after my meeting earlier I had a bit of marketing (grocery shopping) to do so I handled that pretty quick and came in. The do... Wed, 3 Aug 2016 01:44:16 EST Just now had chance to lunch~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6208317 it has been a busy day with 2 essential meetings this late morning. Customers galore and taking care of counting out the drawers of 2 employees. They were both even thankfully. <BR> I will be happy for 530 because it is when I am off until next Monday at 730am! <BR> <BR> I have already bought the 2 backpacks I need and wrote what supplies I need to get in the morning so I can take care of that. I am not doing anymore for the drive since I have no more time for it. Other people need to get i... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 17:16:35 EST BLC summer round ends! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207709 WEEK 8 - SUMMER CAMP (July 20-26) <BR> Personal goal this week: Yoga everyday, drink more water, walk 4 days! achieved~ <BR> WEC July 22-25 : 100 (Out of 100) <BR> FINAL WI July 27: 113 (holding steady) <BR> <BR> This was a busy enough summer round for me so I may not do summer rounds since I have a lot on my plate. Granted we are still finishing up the move in certain ways but we worked in our spare moments to get everything done. Paolo is working on his shelves in the garage and in a few ... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:14:04 EST Tuesday night, 2 more work days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6207349 The birthday went fine over the weekend, I received lovely presents and a tiramisu cake. I ate one small piece and it went quickly since the nieces love sweets and coffee. My husband gave me a Hawaiian bracelet in silver and another bracelet in rose gold. He gave me 2 gift cards and the dinner out Friday night so he did more than his duty. <BR> <BR> My stepdaughter (the young lady) gave me a journal since she knew I am running down on the one I have and the type of mechanical pencils and pen... Wed, 27 Jul 2016 00:05:50 EST Monday Money matters~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206526 I like to take lunch from 1230-130-ish. Feels like the rest of the day zooms by when I do that! 7-4 is a good schedule to have. I work round 40 hours a week which is nice since I seem to always be moving about and dealing with customers and their various issues. I work Monday-Thursday from 7-530 this week since I took Friday off to have a 3 day weekend. I have a doctor appointment then and Paolo has one in the afternoon. My appointment is in the morning so I can be at the house at 1 so he can... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 15:53:47 EST Well Happy Birthday to me ya! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204955 I realised even more this morning what a truly fabulous, wonderful husband, Significant Other I have in Paolo! He woke me at 545am, he put a new silver Hawaiian bracelet round my arm that was fitted. (He understands my need to not wear loose bracelets on my small wrist, drives me crazy!) It is thicker than my slim gold bracelet I have had since I returned from Hawaii eons ago. I suppose the man really put on his thinking cap and said now what would kayah like to have? <BR> <BR> Its true I am... Fri, 22 Jul 2016 15:45:23 EST birthday to a legend~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204619 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4692b4c6-12cc-4217-aebb-bce8a7626af1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy Birthday to Robin Williams! Still as funny as ever! RIP~ Fri, 22 Jul 2016 00:03:43 EST 2 things, DonorsChoose.org &... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203264 A bit of reorganization with Fitness and Meals this week, its normal lol! No big deal. Sometimes the schedule dictates a change in the plan for the night~ <BR> <BR> Meal plan for the week! <BR> Sunday-Quinoa, Chicken, Broccoli (yes) <BR> Monday-Mahi Mahi, Red Potatoes, Vegetable Soup (Wednesday) <BR> Tuesday-Taco Salad with Rye bread maybe (Thursday) <BR> Wednesday-Black Beans, brown rice and chicken with cornbread likely (Monday) <BR> Thursday-Chicken or Pork Fajitas with Spanish Rice, Bl... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 15:09:36 EST Update to schedule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202641 Monday-Friday 7-4pm. I like a fixed schedule, different hours is not my cup of tea. Having lunch right now for 45 minutes then back to work! <BR> <BR> Paolo noticed my phone beeped so he woke me at 6am and said you have a text. I texted back and said I could make it by 7 since I only live 10 minutes away so I made Paolo's breakfast and jumped in the shower and had my breakfast and made coffee to go. The young lady makes her own breakfast and she was off to work with her Dad. I put dinner in ... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 14:13:02 EST Plans for this week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6202291 Working Tuesday-Saturday this week. A bit of an odd schedule but not too bad~ <BR> Tues 11-6pm <BR> Wed-Fri 7-4pm <BR> Sat 8-2pm <BR> <BR> My question for the introverts is Have you ever had an introvert birthday party? I saw that on Facebook. I think I will do that Friday night when I get back from being taken out to dinner lol! I can have a tea, read a book, put the do not bother me sign on my door etc... <BR> <BR> I use the nutrition tracker to make sure I am drinking enough water, stayi... Mon, 18 Jul 2016 00:18:54 EST