NILLAPEPSI's SparkPeople Blog NILLAPEPSI's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Encourage one another... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> In this day & age, it is commonplace to see people tearing each other down. I challenge you today to encourage someone. <BR> <BR> 1 Thessalonians 5:11a says: So encourage each other and build each other up.... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Think of how you feel when someone is kind to you. <em>224</em> ... Wed, 16 Aug 2017 04:23:39 EST Let's work together... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 15 Aug 2017 04:08:22 EST Our biggest teachers... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So true!! I think difficulties are opportunities for building your character. What do you think? <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 14 Aug 2017 04:11:42 EST Oh so true!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is true for me during the work week. No one else is crazy enough to get up at 3:45 a.m. <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Fri, 11 Aug 2017 04:23:26 EST Indeed!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 10 Aug 2017 04:14:38 EST Haunted pancakes? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> <em>4</em> <BR> <BR> Howdy y'all!! I am at home today. Work has been super crazy busy & so has life, so I am taking the day off to rest, but also to prepare for a class I am teaching next week. <BR> <BR> Every year for the past several years I have gone to a Ladies Retreat in the mountains with one of my sisters in mid-August. Earlier this year I began using essentia... Wed, 9 Aug 2017 07:26:38 EST Liquid Zoo... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 8 Aug 2017 03:59:47 EST How cool is that? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> Happy Monday!! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 7 Aug 2017 04:04:31 EST Breast cancer awareness... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I know breast cancer awareness month isn't until October, but I am sending out a reminder that early detection saves lives!! <BR> <BR> As most of you know, I am a breast cancer survivor. I had "the girls" checked yesterday using the new 3D mammography technology. It can detect cancer better than the previous 2D mammographies, resulting in fewer call-backs. If you have very dense breast t... Sat, 5 Aug 2017 07:40:43 EST Asparagus funny... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Hang in there! The weekend is coming!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 3 Aug 2017 04:18:53 EST Ack!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 2 Aug 2017 04:11:28 EST Ding Dong!! LOL!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 1 Aug 2017 04:00:25 EST Mystery solved... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It seems that everywhere I go, there is roadwork. It seems to take forever. Now I know why. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 31 Jul 2017 04:12:53 EST Our share of Goliaths... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hubby & I have had our share of Goliaths lately. We have faced many challenges over the last 3-1/2 years -- sick parents, the death of hubby's mom, extremely difficult situations at work, opportunities that looked promising but they fell through the cracks, and so many more. I have been asking God why, but deep down, I already knew why & I have known for a long time. I received confirmati... Fri, 28 Jul 2017 09:00:02 EST I don't recommend this... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> <em>198</em> <em>20</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 27 Jul 2017 04:07:15 EST Sounds about right...LOL!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> Just kidding. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 26 Jul 2017 04:14:32 EST Sadness... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> One of my childhood friends passed away yesterday. She leaves behind both of her parents, her husband, two kids (18 & 13 years old), an older brother, nieces & nephews, aunts & uncles, other extended family and countless friends. <BR> <BR> Her death could have been avoided, but she chose not to take care of herself & diabetes was out of control in her body. <BR> <BR> If you are diabetic, ... Tue, 25 Jul 2017 04:28:29 EST It's hot here, is it hot there? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 24 Jul 2017 04:13:24 EST LOL! Just kidding... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> <em>20</em> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 20 Jul 2017 04:09:45 EST Spidey & Thor... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 19 Jul 2017 04:16:17 EST How about you? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 18 Jul 2017 03:59:40 EST No negativity! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 17 Jul 2017 04:00:35 EST My gym is open today!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Three weeks ago yesterday, my gym closed because a sweet lady accidentally ran her car thru the front door after jumping the curb. <BR> <BR> I am so excited that it opens back up today. I have missed it so much!! <BR> <BR> Happy Friday, y'all!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Fri, 14 Jul 2017 03:53:21 EST Words of wisdom... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have always been taught that the trials of life help build your character. Mine should be getting pretty good. LOL!! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 13 Jul 2017 04:20:43 EST I choose to be in a good mood today... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Work has been nuts lately, so I downloaded some new music to my Kindle to help me get through the day & keep me in a good mood. I love music, so it is good therapy for me. <BR> <BR> What are some of your secrets to staying in a good mood? I can't wait to hear from you! I can use all the help I can get. <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <B... Wed, 12 Jul 2017 04:14:02 EST Breathe... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Life is so short!! Take time to breathe. Live in the moment. Do not worry about tomorrow. Focus on right now. Make sure you LIVE your life...we only have one shot at this. <BR> <BR> One of my co-workers unexpectedly lost her daughter last week. The young lady was in her mid-20s. My heart is heavy & sad for this sweet family. <BR> <BR> We are never promised tomorrow, so make sure yo... Tue, 11 Jul 2017 04:20:51 EST The simple things... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 10 Jul 2017 04:06:07 EST Me at work yesterday... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ugh! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 6 Jul 2017 04:06:58 EST Mid-week funny... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 5 Jul 2017 04:10:39 EST Independence Day!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> In the truest sense, freedom cannot be bestowed; it must be achieved. ~Franklin D. Roosevelt~ <BR> <BR> Have a great 4th!! <BR> <BR> <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>195</em> <em>283</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> <BR> Tue, 4 Jul 2017 07:27:08 EST Friday funny!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I am so glad it is Friday. It has felt like a really long week. I am off Monday, Tuesday & Friday next week!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Fri, 30 Jun 2017 04:15:11 EST "Old-school" tablet... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> Thu, 29 Jun 2017 04:07:22 EST The key to change... <img src=""> <BR> ~Unknown~ <BR> <BR> Something to think about today. We always view failure as a bad thing, but how many times did our great people of history fail before their inventions came to be? <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> Wed, 28 Jun 2017 04:15:49 EST Something new... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Since my gym is closed for a while, I decided to try something new, so I did some yoga last night. Just some general stretching & simple poses for beginners. I found a 30-minute yoga workout on youtube. <BR> <BR> It was wonderful!!! I felt so good afterwards because it worked out all the kinks...kinks that have been there a while. The workout I chose was in a series, so tonight I am goi... Tue, 27 Jun 2017 04:08:42 EST Know anyone like this? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> Mon, 26 Jun 2017 04:17:24 EST Walking at the park... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I got together with a few of the ladies from the gym (including the owner) this morning at the park near my house...Government Island. It's such a neat place to walk. This park contains the quarry where they got the sandstone used to build some of the buildings & monuments in Washington, DC...the White House, Capitol Building, and the D.C. Boundary Stones, to name a few. The path is extre... Sat, 24 Jun 2017 10:09:42 EST Oh my gym!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> While I was at work yesterday morning, one of my friends from the gym txt'd me & let me know there was a mishap at the gym yesterday (she included photos). A sweet lady, who also is a member of that gym, accidentally hit the gas instead of the brake. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> Praise the Lord that no one was hurt!! There were 7 ladies in the club at the time. The owner's desk is up front... Fri, 23 Jun 2017 08:39:48 EST Snack? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> Thu, 22 Jun 2017 04:22:43 EST Wanna make someone's day? Sing their praises!! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Give someone a compliment. You'd be amazed at how it can lift someone's mood, even yours. Try it today!! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> Wed, 21 Jun 2017 04:19:33 EST Uh oh! LOL! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> Tue, 20 Jun 2017 03:58:00 EST Here we go!!! <img src=""> <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> <BR> Mon, 19 Jun 2017 04:17:00 EST Happy Friday!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 16 Jun 2017 04:06:09 EST Chicken shaming... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It says: "I terrorize the tiny human for fun." <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 15 Jun 2017 04:17:26 EST Put on the hat... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hahahahaha!! <BR> <BR> Make it a great day, SparkFriends!! <BR> <BR> <em>232</em> Happy Flag Day!! <em>232</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> Wed, 14 Jun 2017 04:29:52 EST Yes!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Too cute!! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> Tue, 13 Jun 2017 04:20:17 EST Happy Monday... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 12 Jun 2017 04:19:31 EST There's no place like home... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My mom was able to go home yesterday!! <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> God is so good! <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 11 Jun 2017 07:19:39 EST Thank you for your prayers... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Mom had her gallbladder removed yesterday. Normally it is about the size of a lemon & hers was the size of a cantaloupe!!! She has been having gastro-intestinal issues for years, but she always chalked it up to receiving radiation treatments for uterine cancer many years ago. Apparently not. She is going to feel so much better!! <BR> <BR> I talked to her for a few minutes this morning u... Sat, 10 Jun 2017 07:36:54 EST Mom... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> After consulting with some other doctors, it has been determined that mom & her heart are strong enough to withstand gallbladder surgery. She is having her gallbladder removed at 10 this morning. <BR> <BR> The doctors are confident that they can fix the heart issue with medications rather than doing an ablation or putting in a pacemaker. Her doctor promised that he would have her home by ... Fri, 9 Jun 2017 06:45:33 EST Update on my mom... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It appears the primary reason she ended up in the hospital is a bum gallbladder (gallstones). But at this time, her heart function is not good enough to withstand gallbladder surgery. <BR> <BR> Sooooo....the plan is to put in a tube & try to drain off the fluid & hopefully some of the gallstones & give her some antibiotics. Then, she will have something done to her heart. As of last nigh... Thu, 8 Jun 2017 04:08:05 EST