MYAKAYAH's SparkPeople Blog MYAKAYAH's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 Its a busy week We submitted an offer on a new house earlier today and sometime tomorrow we will know if our offer was accepted. We were pre-approved so that was in our favour seriously. We did not low-ball the house either but we went in a bit lower than the list price, this house is less expensive than our house in the Southwest. We are going to put 30% down on the house so we can avoid PMI as well. One less thing to deal with. <BR> <BR> The house is a 3 car garage, 5 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom, office, good s... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 01:31:37 EST Saturday I'm getting my strength back, did pretty well with food today! <BR> <BR> Its a bit cold tonight, my hands always seem to be the coldest or my feet! <BR> <BR> So do you like updates? Here we go with one!!! <BR> <BR> So we sold the house in Las Vegas and for a very good price! It was a 60 day close so in the beginning of May we will be out and the new owners take possession. So we have enough to purchase a really nice house here. The young lady is a little nervous but she knows the schools ... Sun, 6 Mar 2016 00:53:20 EST Okay I need to get back on the horse! I'm lazy for exercise after being sick, gotta regain the motivation. So 10 minutes of exercise in a bit! I know it takes some time to get my strength back and then I will be with it again~ <BR> <BR> I lost 7 pounds being sick which is not the way you want to deal with losing weight. I don't need to lose anymore weight anyhow. 115 is kind of low for me so if I gain a few pounds back its not that big of a deal to me. <BR> <BR> I will be happy as a pig in dirt or mud when I am totally rid of ... Thu, 3 Mar 2016 18:17:29 EST So I may be getting better yes? I think my cough broke yesterday. I don't like being sick at all! I could handle having a flu but a prolonged cough really sucks a big one! Its apparently unseasonably warm here and I'll take it. Cold weather is not the most fun for me to deal with. I'm just glad I am starting to feel human again. I think I will see if I can take a walk in the afternoon and figure out what is for dinner later. <BR> <BR> Work is progressing along fine. I have been working since last Thursday, I stay far ahead... Tue, 1 Mar 2016 13:09:58 EST Bear with me for a few days I'm pretty sick, doing the best I can until I feel stronger~ Wed, 24 Feb 2016 23:31:18 EST Say hello to Yang <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 19 Feb 2016 22:54:15 EST Tomorrow is my niece's birthday~ She wants a baked potato bar for her birthday dinner, broccoli and chicken or fish! Her party is on Saturday at a local place where you can play games and all that fun stuff. I think she will have many presents and friends for her party. She was a little stinker with her attitude today I must say though, very rude. So she needs to work on that ideal but she does fairly well for being autistic. <BR> <BR> My parents bought her an Amazon EGC and for my gift I said we can go to lunch and a movie... Thu, 18 Feb 2016 01:17:39 EST lately i am way sensitive... to perfumes and body sprays, whew! <BR> <BR> Okay women you don't need to bathe in the stuff~ Wed, 17 Feb 2016 01:41:30 EST I'm awake and walking today~ looks like we may be a little overcast for a few days here! Saturday is my niece's birthday party, 18 years old! <BR> <BR> This last weekend was pretty busy for me definitely! Shopping, handling a bunch of things and talking with the SO! <BR> <BR> Visited with new friends, I have been here almost a month, I'll head home in the beginning of March I do believe. <BR> <BR> Had some internet issues this past weekend, hoping they have abated now. Need to finish up and go post in the Panther sit... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 12:05:39 EST I'm back had internet issues some of Friday and all of Saturday just about, problems solved (we think) <BR> <BR> Had a busy but interesting weekend! My nieces are off for 2 days because of the holiday and a teacher's day so it should be fun. Working on my WEC just haven't been able to post it up on the Panthers Chat, after I finish this entry I will do so. <BR> <BR> My sister bought me a Broncos long sleeved shirt for Valentine's Day. I was at Costco yesterday and I found a Broncos jacket for $35 a... Sun, 14 Feb 2016 22:34:07 EST Okay, I get the hint now~ "For the Thrill of It: Leopold, Loeb, and the Murder That Shocked Jazz Age Chicago by Simon Baatz" <BR> <BR> I will read this next.....Earlier this week I watched American Experience on PBS. I think since I have not really studied this trial in depth, its time to handle this part of History! <BR> <BR> Did everything with exercise today except walk so that was a good day...It was sunny and fairly warm today, I crock potted dinner and did a little cleaning but it was mainly a working day. <B... Fri, 12 Feb 2016 19:20:25 EST Favourite Thursday~ I'm doing fine, had a worry with my parents this morning but it should be alright I think...My niece who is 13 has had a very smart mouth lately...I need a walk in a bit here so I need to get moving shortly...I have some episodes of TV I recorded so I will look at them later I do believe... <BR> <BR> I think I am getting rid of the winter blues, getting in more activity, Colorado is nice enough definitely so far... <BR> <BR> Maybe more later~ Thu, 11 Feb 2016 18:13:39 EST Wednesday mid point~ I think I need to take a rest day but a walk may help ease out the wrinkles for me...It is sunny and warmer today so that is quite nice, a little breezy though...Have gotten a fair amount of work done today...I woke up and I was pretty stiff and I know sitting too much is a bad thing but work takes precedence over other things some days...I need to shake off the winter lazy mentality, I wish I had my weights here with me, just body weight and resistance bands! Videos help out as well. Walking... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:39:16 EST Watched the Broncos parade earlier today and it was a madhouse! Loved it! <BR> <BR> I made a dinner of gringo enchiladas, so simple and really tasty! <BR> <BR> Just came back from my niece's concert, she sings in her school choir! It was really very nice and lovely~ <BR> <BR> Just did my taxes the last few days, refunds are nice but I would rather have a zero if you understand what I mean.... <BR> <BR> Not sure what is for dinner tomorrow though~~~ Tue, 9 Feb 2016 22:27:14 EST Doing well this early afternoon! I am on top of the world after the Broncos won last night! I couldn't have asked for more, the #1 defense really showed who was boss. Granted Carolina didn't show up to play the game and Denver capitalized big time. If Carolina can get themselves together mentally and adjust where they need to, they will be unstoppable next season. They would likely win the Big Dance finally. Ron Rivera and his staff are very good. Just need a few refinements is all and don't underestimate their opponent. Den... Mon, 8 Feb 2016 14:32:54 EST It was a good day! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> DENVER BRONCOS WIN 24-10! Love it so much~ <BR> <BR> Thank you my team, especially the defense!!!! Mon, 8 Feb 2016 00:10:46 EST my favourite quote lately~ learn to be comfortable in uncomfortable situations~ Sun, 7 Feb 2016 00:46:50 EST Friday before the Super Bowl Just finished 2.5 hours of housework doing things like cleaning my room, dusting, sweeping etc...Now I am resting. Housework gets the calories burning but steps are not very high since I decided to stay on one floor. Tomorrow I am going to make certain the toilets are clear and clean and everything is set for Sunday. Its the best I can do. Here Super Bowl is at 430pm so I think I can manage it to head to church round 10am. I have to, no need to pray for my Broncos to win. LOL! <BR> <BR> In a... Fri, 5 Feb 2016 15:00:26 EST A duh moment Family Feud here... <BR> <BR> Sudden Death the question is "Name something Americans buy that starts with the word Swiss." <BR> <BR> The guy on the left rings in when Steve Harvey says "Name something Americans buy." He says a House. Steve looks at guy and thinks he should have not rung in before I finished reading the question. <BR> <BR> The other family wins to play Fast Money with the correct answer of Swiss Cheese~ <BR> <BR> We all know the moral here!!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 19:56:54 EST Introvert 101~ Weigh-In~ Because you're an introvert, do you find that you are more careful about intruding on others' personal bubble and life? Examples below... <BR> <BR> - I make an effort to be a quiet neighbour <BR> - I don't like to ask questions and bother people until I've exhausted other options and rehearsed what I want to say in advance <BR> - I never drop in to people's home/spaces unannounced <BR> - I'll always give people advance notice when organising things <BR> - I always listen to music with my ear... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 02:59:49 EST Happy Tuesday finishing up a little later than I wanted tonight! It is full of snow here but no more is expected so snow day should be over tomorrow for the girls. Go back to school please lol. Too many loud cartoons for teenagers to be watching okay.... <BR> <BR> Just had a sandwich for dinner tonight, no coffee today, had chai instead and it was lovely and much nicer than the coffee. I'll likely have coffee tomorrow!!! <BR> <BR> Its cold and I did not need the heat fireplace until now. I think it was b... Wed, 3 Feb 2016 00:20:47 EST It is snowing here! UPDATE-I fixed the toilet because I had a plunger, hot water and a bucket, AMAZING how that something simple works wonders :)~ SARCASM <BR> <BR> I took out the trash this morning because no one else did it and the can was super full so if it didn't go out trash would stack up. I swear people here are so freekin lazy, the irresponsibility is amazing. Makes me appreciate how disciplined and organised I run my life! I am done with the complaining though because its wasted energy really and unpr... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 14:46:04 EST