NILLAPEPSI's SparkPeople Blog NILLAPEPSI's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community I can relate . . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Make it a great day, SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 27 Feb 2017 03:57:33 EST Friday funny . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Make sure you laugh several times today. Laughter is good medicine. <BR> <BR> Happy Friday!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Fri, 24 Feb 2017 03:58:56 EST Twitching . . . LOL!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 23 Feb 2017 04:23:54 EST Small, large, or . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I think I'll have the IV drip today. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Make it a great day, SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 22 Feb 2017 04:03:59 EST Uh oh! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I had a dental appointment on my day off yesterday. Boy do I know how to have a good time. <em>20</em> I had a very small cavity -- haven't had one in years. There is something to be said for brushing & flossing every day. <BR> <BR> Back to work today. Oh joy!!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 21 Feb 2017 04:18:31 EST A work in progress . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 14-1/2 pounds gone since November 28! WooHoo!! I am feeling stronger & more healthy every day. I just love this eating plan. I am rarely hungry, but if I am there are lots of veggies I can eat until they come out of my nose. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I went to & did another picture of my progress: <BR> <BR> Here's where I started: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 09:38:46 EST Yes!!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> With all my coffee posts, you all probably think I'm a caffeine addict. Most of the time, I have one cup of coffee & one cup of green tea a day, then I drink water the rest of the day. If I'm really tired when I get to work, I will have another cup of coffee instead of the green tea. I just really, really like coffee. <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> Today is my "... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 04:19:58 EST Adjust your focus . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Something to think about today. <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 15 Feb 2017 04:20:16 EST Happy Valentine's Day!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> Make it a great day, SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 14 Feb 2017 04:03:25 EST Monday chuckles . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> It's hard for us to do anything on a work night, so Hubby & I celebrated Valentine's Day on Saturday. We went to lunch & then saw the movie Hidden Figures. What an awesome movie!!! Add it to your "must see" list. <BR> <BR> Make it a great day, SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 13 Feb 2017 04:03:36 EST Aloe? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Aloe, SparkFriends!! <em>20</em> It's FRIDAY!!!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Make it a great day!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Fri, 10 Feb 2017 04:17:23 EST Poor Siri!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Thursday is connected to Friday!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 9 Feb 2017 04:18:04 EST Beware of the refrigerator!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> You can't exercise your way out of a bad diet. ~Mark Hyman~ Trust me, I've tried!! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 8 Feb 2017 04:15:07 EST Smart kids . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Make it a great day, SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 7 Feb 2017 04:17:39 EST Time & place . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 6 Feb 2017 04:12:06 EST Coffee . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> You all know how much I enjoy my coffee!! <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 2 Feb 2017 04:14:15 EST Rebel war reenactment . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Oops! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 1 Feb 2017 04:24:12 EST Before . . . . . . Instagram <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 04:07:00 EST How beautiful . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Make it a great day, SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 30 Jan 2017 04:10:26 EST Drum roll, please . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I had a weigh-in (with measurements) this morning. <BR> <BR> Since Nov. 28, I have lost 21-1/2 inches & 12 pounds! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Almost all of the 12 pounds has been body fat, except for about a pound. Yay!!! <BR> <BR> Thanks to all of you for your support!! <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Sat, 28 Jan 2017 09:47:47 EST Watching . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday!!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 04:02:08 EST Life is short . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> <em>26</em> <em>88</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 26 Jan 2017 04:09:35 EST Just in time for winter . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 25 Jan 2017 04:28:42 EST "Standing" in line . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What a clever idea!! <BR> <BR> My Aunt is doing great! She has been at home since Friday evening and is settling into her new routine. She still says that she is not in any pain. Yay!!! <BR> <BR> I hope you all are well, SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 24 Jan 2017 04:11:19 EST Password protected . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Make it a great day, SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 23 Jan 2017 03:58:26 EST God of wonders . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Let me tell you how truly awesome God is!!! My Aunt Doris had a heart transplant on Saturday, January 7, & they plan to release her to go home today!! God is still in the miracle business. The Great Physician has been all over this situation from Day 1. <BR> <BR> My family and I cannot thank you enough for your prayers. Y'all are The.Best!!! <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!!... Fri, 20 Jan 2017 08:41:23 EST Cute & funny . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> No new news on my Aunt this morning. My sweet cousin who keeps us informed had a date with her hubby last night. <BR> <BR> Most of my co-workers showed up yesterday. Yay!! It was still busy, but not crazy busy. <BR> <BR> I bit the bullet last night & ordered me a FitBit Alta. I got hubby one for Christmas & one of my sisters got one for her birthday on Mo... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 04:17:39 EST Laughter is the best medicine . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a bit difficult. On Monday, I came into contact with some very stinky perfume when I went to pick up a new pair of sunglasses from my eye doctor's office. I was miserable for the rest of the day. I felt better yesterday morning, so I went to work. Oh my gravy! All of my co-workers on my team called out sick, so I was by myself to take care of 7 judges. What a day!!! But ... Wed, 18 Jan 2017 04:24:24 EST Never stop trying . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 17 Jan 2017 04:10:40 EST New cologne for men . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My brother would prefer "new car smell." <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday!!! I am so excited that I have 2 long weekends in a row coming up. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I have to thank all of you so very much for praying for my Aunt Doris, who had a heart transplant last Saturday. It was touch & go there for a few days, but yesterday, they successfully woke her up (they tried a ... Fri, 13 Jan 2017 04:08:33 EST Zombie apocalypse preparedness . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Just in case you ever wanted to know. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Make it a great day, SparkFriends!!! <BR> <BR> Slowly and surely, Aunt Doris is making progress. Thank you all so much for your prayers. <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 12 Jan 2017 04:11:38 EST Or maybe too much coffee? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> My aunt has met with a few challenges & we could use your prayers. Yesterday, they found she was losing some blood, but they are not sure where. It was not around her heart, so that's good, but it was causing her heart to be out of rhythm & they had to shock her. They also gave her 2 units of blood. At my cousin's last update (11 p.m. last night), my aunt's he... Wed, 11 Jan 2017 04:12:04 EST Yes, I want coffee . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> No new news on my Aunt. She is doing well, but still getting her beauty sleep. The docs are cutting down some of her meds & will try to wake her up slowly over the next few days. In the meantime, she isn't in any pain while she's out, which is a good thing. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was emotional & kinda crazy. We were having issues with the nursing home where m... Tue, 10 Jan 2017 04:24:41 EST Tree of life . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Update on my Aunt Doris. She is stable but progressing a little slower than they had hoped (she's 66, so you have to give her a break). <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> They woke her up for a short time to see if she would progress while semi-awake, but she did not, so she is fully sedated once again. The new heart is beating strong at 119, which is normal. <BR> <BR> The photo above shows all t... Mon, 9 Jan 2017 08:07:17 EST A new heart . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My Aunt Doris (Doey), got a new heart yesterday after spending less than a day on the Priority One transplant list. She is in a medically induced coma, but they plan to wake her up today. Her new heart began began beating on its own at 5:30 p.m. Eastern Time yesterday. One of her daughters (my cousin) got to put her hand on her mom's chest & feel it beating. Wow!! Wow!! Wow!! <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 07:21:34 EST The gift of life . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Many of you prayed for my Aunt Doris after her heart attack a few years ago. Here's an update: <BR> <BR> My dear Aunt Doris (we call her Doey), who suffered a major heart attack 3 years ago, has been kept alive by a pump implanted in her chest. Just yesterday she went on the Priority One list for heart transplant. Last night the medical center called to tell her they had a compatible donor... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 09:30:19 EST What a week!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I am sooooo glad I'm off from work today. Off to see the eye doctor for a check-up in a bit. <BR> <BR> Happy Friday, y'all!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Fri, 6 Jan 2017 08:44:05 EST Back in the day . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yep! That's exactly how it was done!! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Today is my "Friday!" <em>244</em> <em>593</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 5 Jan 2017 03:57:18 EST 5 years . . . and counting!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Early detection saves lives!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 4 Jan 2017 04:13:23 EST Fairy tales ARE real . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yes!!! Coffee!!! <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> It's my first day back to work in almost two weeks. Three thirty came soooo early this morning. Today might be a 2-cup kind of day. <BR> <BR> Make it a great day, SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 3 Jan 2017 04:03:57 EST So, so, so excited!!!!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I had a weigh-in & measure scheduled this morning at the gym. I was a little disappointed in my weight, but I did go off my plan a bit the last 2 days & I had some salty food for dinner last night, but . . . . <BR> <BR> I started the program on November 28 and as of today, I have lost a total of 12.1 inches & 6 pounds. Of the 6 pounds that I have lost, 5.76 of that has been BODY FAT!!! ... Mon, 2 Jan 2017 10:52:21 EST Write a good one!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> Happy New Year's Eve! <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <BR> <BR> Be safe!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Sat, 31 Dec 2016 09:04:46 EST Merry Christmas . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hello everyone!! I want to thank everyone for supporting me over the years. I am so blessed to have such great SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> I wish each of you a blessed time with your family & friends. <BR> <BR> Check out this cool photo I found on Google images. I <em>26</em> to look at old cars & trucks!! I love going to car shows & looking at the craftsmanship of days gone by. <BR... Sun, 25 Dec 2016 08:58:11 EST Melted snowman . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I can't believe it's almost Christmas. It seems like I blinked & the entire year was over. <BR> <BR> I had a great time visiting with some family yesterday. I don't get to see 2 of my sisters very often & I got to see one of them yesterday. <BR> <BR> I am so grateful to have some time off to rest, rejuvenate & reconnect with family. Just what I need! <BR>... Sat, 24 Dec 2016 10:44:14 EST Oh Christmas Tree . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I am so excited!! Today is my last day at work until January 3. <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I need this break so badly!!! I am burned out & exhausted. I am excited to visit with some of my family that I don't get to see often. <BR> <BR> Make it a great day, SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 Dec 2016 04:15:06 EST We all know someone . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Did I post that out loud? Oops!! <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Make it a great day, SparkFriends! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 21 Dec 2016 04:09:40 EST It's not that icy . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My mom got this from FB. Oops!! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 20 Dec 2016 04:03:34 EST C.S. Lewis . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Monday!!! I am so excited that I only have to work 4 days this week, then I'm off until January 3. <em>244</em> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Today, work on being the best YOU that you can be. No one can do it any better. <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 19 Dec 2016 04:05:48 EST That's so punny!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Two more pounds gone!! <em>244</em> That makes 7. Yay!!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Sat, 17 Dec 2016 09:53:22 EST Friday!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Oh my goodness! It has been soooooo cold!! If it had happened gradually, it probably wouldn't be so bad, but it just happened all of a sudden. Brrrrrrr!! <BR> <BR> If it's cold where you are, bundle up!! Layers, layers, layers!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 16 Dec 2016 04:22:17 EST