NILLAPEPSI's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NILLAPEPSI NILLAPEPSI'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/ Amazing Opportunity!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5861434 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l845712444.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Ok. so you all know work has been kinda stressful & crazy lately. I really do love my job. I have not had a promotion or a real raise in over 14 years because I like my job so much & I love my boss -- she's the most awesome boss ever!! It's just the commute that stinks & even that is better with the addition of high occupancy toll lanes. We do have a new upper management team that is wreaking havoc, too, which ... Sat, 24 Jan 2015 08:27:45 EST Swiss Cheese Diet!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5860850 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l365431891.jpg"> <BR> <BR> LOL!! <BR> <BR> Have a fun Friday! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Fri, 23 Jan 2015 09:04:22 EST What you do . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859996 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1432724769.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Do something today to take you closer to your goals. <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 22 Jan 2015 04:08:29 EST Look in the mirror . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5859229 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1776949008.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's too big a world to be in competition with everyone. The only person who I have to be better than is myself. ~Colonel Potter, from M*A*S*H*~ <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 21 Jan 2015 04:17:49 EST That look . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5858431 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1395301538.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 20 Jan 2015 04:21:44 EST Balance . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5857693 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l886391738.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 19 Jan 2015 07:58:24 EST The gift of today . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856944 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l803022142.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Sun, 18 Jan 2015 08:22:52 EST And still counting . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5856225 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l738796865.jpg"> <BR> <BR> God has been so good & merciful to me. I am incredibly blessed. <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Sat, 17 Jan 2015 07:25:56 EST Friday!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5855514 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1206328491.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Long weekend coming! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Fri, 16 Jan 2015 04:25:20 EST What catches your heart? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854769 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2138114559.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Something to ponder today. <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 15 Jan 2015 04:13:33 EST Livin' off the fat . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5854003 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1901097611.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hahahaha! <BR> <BR> Have a Spark-tacular day! <BR> <BR> <em>425</em> A bit of snow on the ground this morning. Really, really pretty. <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 14 Jan 2015 04:33:06 EST Be careful how you think!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5853204 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1457530143.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 13 Jan 2015 04:21:21 EST Nooooooo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5852382 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1189911724.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I don't recommend that course of action. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 12 Jan 2015 06:20:53 EST Winter is not my fave . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850836 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1471814815.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Brrrrrr!! <BR> <BR> If it's cold where you are, bundle up today. <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Sat, 10 Jan 2015 07:32:52 EST Choose your own adventure! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5850073 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1144275886.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My adventure today is another movie, popcorn & Diet Coke with my mom-in-law at the assisted living facility. I'm looking forward to it! I hope to get some steps in as we watch. <BR> <BR> Have a Spark-tacular day!!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Fri, 9 Jan 2015 07:58:50 EST Don't wait . . . start TODAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5849165 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2002928518.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Today is the perfect day to start. Who says you have to wait until Monday? <BR> <BR> If you mess up the morning, start in the afternoon! There is no time like the present. <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 8 Jan 2015 04:17:22 EST 2015 To-Do List . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5848257 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1852764813.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Repeat daily!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 7 Jan 2015 04:19:54 EST Benefits of exercise . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5847288 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1047205683.jpg"> <BR> <BR> First day back at work was busy, but I survived. I'm headed in for another day of fun & excitement. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Get some exercise today (see benefits above). <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 6 Jan 2015 04:15:06 EST Do the things that count!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5846280 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1739721234.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Make it a great day, SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> Back to work today. Oh joy!! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 5 Jan 2015 04:12:19 EST The best is yet to come!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5845396 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l694350531.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Sun, 4 Jan 2015 08:08:06 EST Walking Curvy Girl Guest. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5844521 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1337236645.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was so excited yesterday that my youngest sibling could go on a Curvy Girl walk with us. Kacey is now an honorary Walking Curvy Girl. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> There is a blue heron that we see nearly every time we walk there & yesterday, we were not disappointed. <BR> <BR> Just some neat gee whiz info -- I am the oldest of 5 & Kacey is the youngest. She & I are 20 years apart in age. <BR> <BR> Blessings t... Sat, 3 Jan 2015 08:21:23 EST New days and new chances!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5843608 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2054465539.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Something to think about today. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Fri, 2 Jan 2015 07:40:50 EST Happy New Year!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5842537 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1334610469.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Happy New Year, SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> <em>411</em> <em>408</em> <em>409</em> <em>408</em> <em>411</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 1 Jan 2015 07:59:59 EST Just one more time!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841729 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/9/l599901128.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 31 Dec 2014 07:33:23 EST Don't forget to stretch!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5841062 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1952248456.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Had a great visit with my mom-in-law yesterday. I'll have to do that again soon. <BR> <BR> Make it a great day!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 30 Dec 2014 07:46:38 EST A fun day planned!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5840388 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l554080074.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My mom-in-law (Pat) loves to go to the movies, but since she gets tired very easily & doesn't like to use a wheelchair, getting her to a movie would be a bit difficult. Pat also loves baseball. <BR> <BR> Soooooo, I have an exciting day planned! I have this fancy-dancy Kindle Fire now that I can download movies to (thank you Amazon Prime). So yesterday, I downloaded the Jackie Robinson movie, "42." <BR> <BR> I... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 08:07:45 EST Turkey, fruitcake & mixed nuts . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839712 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2052623363.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Have a Spark-tacular day!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Sun, 28 Dec 2014 07:19:17 EST Having a great attitude . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5839173 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2001302150.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello, SparkFriends!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Did I tell you that hubby got me a Kindle Fire for Christmas? My little Kindle reader that I've had for so long was acting up. I used it every day & I guess I'd nearly worn it out, poor little thing!! Did I also tell you that one of my co-workers told me about Candy Crush? Now I knew about that game & I had never played it . . . until yesterday. <em>246</em... Sat, 27 Dec 2014 07:51:52 EST A great Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838704 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1036655795.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We had a great Christmas!! A lot of my family was sick with some creeping crud, so there weren't many of us in attendance, but we had a good time. As always, my mom made a great meal. <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a good day yesterday. There is a lot of sickness going around, so wash your hands thoroughly & often. <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09:28:58 EST Merry Christmas!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5838295 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1205013035.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I wish each of you all the best, now & always. <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Merry Christmas, SparkFriends!! <em>26</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 25 Dec 2014 09:31:44 EST Happy Christmas Eve!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837846 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l467934414.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 07:49:52 EST Holiday Tip #37 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5837341 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1056359346.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Make it a great day, SparkFriends! I'm headed to the gym shortly. Do you have some exercise in your plan today? <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> Tue, 23 Dec 2014 07:52:04 EST ::Gasp:: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836695 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1177580205.jpg"> <BR> <BR> At least he was looking in the veggie section. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Have a fantastic day, SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 22 Dec 2014 07:54:51 EST Fruitcake!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5836206 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1220479531.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> This is toooo funny!! <BR> <BR> So, do you like fruitcake? <BR> <BR> I don't care much for the commercially-made fruitcake, but my Grandma used to make some that was really, really good. <BR> <BR> We did a new workout at the gym yesterday. We have been doing a Jillian Michaels workout for nearly a year, so I was a bit skeptical when the ladies wanted to do this yoga-type workout yesterday. ... Sun, 21 Dec 2014 08:05:04 EST I don't usually run . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835754 . . . but this might work. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1067751218.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have a great day!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Sat, 20 Dec 2014 07:56:07 EST WooHoo!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5835227 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l941024824.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Almost!!! Last day in the office until January 5!!! Yay!!! <BR> <BR> I plan on sleeping a LOT!! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Have a Spark-tacular day, y'all!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Fri, 19 Dec 2014 04:19:32 EST No cheap imitations!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834727 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l967056567.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:14:49 EST Ride with it!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5834221 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l36247394.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As expected, work has been quite nuts!! But I have 3 days left, counting today! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I'm still smiling, see?! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I'm just gonna ride with it!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 17 Dec 2014 04:11:41 EST Maybe Christmas means a little bit more . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833708 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l328763989.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Something to ponder today. <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 16 Dec 2014 04:23:34 EST Use your wings . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5833182 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1640804247.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:19:48 EST Huh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832712 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/6/l267099351.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Oh my! <BR> <BR> Hubby & I went to Costco yesterday & were kind of laughing at all the people waiting for parking spaces up near the front of the store. Not to judge or anything because I'm not thin, but some of them needed to park way in the back of the parking lot & walk like we did. <BR> <BR> What can you do everyday to increase your level of activity without much extra effort? <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!!... Sun, 14 Dec 2014 07:38:56 EST Ohhh! I need to try this! LOL!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5832270 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l195470683.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Bwa ha ha ha ha ha!! <BR> <BR> Have a great day, y'all!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Sat, 13 Dec 2014 07:47:05 EST Work: The Roller Coaster Ride. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831789 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1703515924.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have never cared much for roller coasters. My sweet hubby, on the other hand is a roller coaster junkie. I don't like my stomach to feel like it's in my throat & I often get a headache after riding them (sometimes a migraine), so I haven't ridden them for years -- technically. <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Then there's work -- that other crazy roller coaster. Yesterday was crazy busy again, but I handled it pr... Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:39:51 EST Many thanks! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5831173 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1997605382.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thank you all so much for your notes, SparkGoodies, prayers & support. Yesterday was a much better day at work. I felt your prayers. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 11 Dec 2014 04:07:00 EST What the storm is all about. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830635 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l275727319.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We can become better, or bitter. <BR> <BR> You guys, I am so grateful that I have a job. I know I am blessed beyond measure, but Oh.My.Gravy!! Work has been BRUTAL the last couple of weeks & it looks like it might stay that way until I go out on Christmas leave after next Friday. My job isn't normally all that stressful, but the "powers that be" have put us in a difficult situation & we're scrambling to get thi... Wed, 10 Dec 2014 04:14:52 EST Preserve your health!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5830060 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1337723429.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 9 Dec 2014 04:06:00 EST About blessings . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5829438 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l763226304.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 04:09:51 EST Be careful out there!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828977 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l671368132.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I live about 50 miles south of Washington, DC & work near the city, so I'm on I-95 most every day. I drove my carpool on Friday & we witnessed a road rage incident right in front of us at speeds of about 60 mph. I didn't see the entire incident from start to finish, but we witnessed a car trying to run a truck into the jersey wall by swerving repeatedly into his lane. <BR> <BR> I have never witnessed something l... Sun, 7 Dec 2014 07:51:35 EST Saturday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5828479 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1692952980.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am so grateful that I do not have to go to work today. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Sat, 6 Dec 2014 07:16:47 EST Tired . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5827908 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l864732091.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It has been super crazy busy at work this week and I'm tired! I wish today was my Friday off . . . but alas, no. ::sigh:: <BR> <BR> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <em>106</em> <BR> <BR> Make it a great day!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Fri, 5 Dec 2014 04:12:03 EST