NILLAPEPSI's SparkPeople Blog NILLAPEPSI's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community A great Christmas! <img src=""> <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!! <img src=""> <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!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 24 Dec 2014 07:49:52 EST Holiday Tip #37 <img src=""> <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:: <img src=""> <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!! <img src=""> <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 . . . . . . but this might work. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <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!! <img src=""> <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!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 18 Dec 2014 04:14:49 EST Ride with it!! <img src=""> <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 . . . <img src=""> <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 . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 15 Dec 2014 04:19:48 EST Huh? <img src=""> <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!! <img src=""> <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. <img src=""> <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! <img src=""> <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. <img src=""> <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!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 9 Dec 2014 04:06:00 EST About blessings . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 8 Dec 2014 04:09:51 EST Be careful out there!! <img src=""> <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!! <img src=""> <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 . . . <img src=""> <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 Hahahaha!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Too funny!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 4 Dec 2014 04:08:52 EST Wednesday's words of wisdom. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Make it a great day!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 3 Dec 2014 04:13:39 EST Helium diet. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> If only . . . <BR> <BR> Spark it up a notch today!! <em>529</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 2 Dec 2014 04:10:11 EST Monday morning. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Monday mornings are so hard for me, especially in the winter. I keep trying to get my agency to institute 3 months of hibernation leave, but it hasn't quite caught on yet. Bummer!! <BR> <BR> Have a Spark-tacular day!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> Mon, 1 Dec 2014 04:11:55 EST Walking, walking & more walking! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My friend Jen (one of The Walking Curvy Girls) & I have been walking at a park near my house. It's been a bit chilly, but that makes you walk a little faster & burn more calories, right? <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> We walked 5 miles on Friday & 5 miles yesterday (Saturday). <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> I have had between 12000 & 14000 steps since Monday. Yay!!! <BR> <BR> Today: Get your walk on. If it's yucky... Sun, 30 Nov 2014 07:45:59 EST Um . . . could you repeat that? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Get moving today!! We probably all have a little bit of turkey to work off. <BR> <BR> Keep smiling, ya'll!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Sat, 29 Nov 2014 08:08:53 EST Hope you had a great Thanksgiving! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We had an awesome time! I wish all of my siblings could have been there, but I have 4 sibs & there are just so many of us to try & fit all into one place. <BR> <BR> Pat (mom-in-law) had a great time. I'm so glad she was able to come with us. She doesn't care for turkey, but she loves BBQ ribs, so my mom had some ribs for her to eat. She was in rib heaven. LOL!! <BR> <BR> I didn't eat until I was in a food c... Fri, 28 Nov 2014 07:48:03 EST Happy Thanksgiving! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I hope you have an amazing day with family & friends. I am so thankful for all of you -- for your friendship & your support. <BR> <BR> My blood work was good yesterday, except for my Vitamin D. So I need to take some high-powered supplements for a while. My cholesterol & my blood pressure were amazing! I've had to work hard for that. A lot of folks in my family are on cholesterol & blood pressure meds. <BR>... Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:57:02 EST Busy, busy, busy! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Busy day ahead. I'm off from work today. Yay!!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I have a doctor's appointment at 9:30 to go over the results of my blood work from my physical. <BR> <BR> Hubby usually cooks for me because he gets home before me, but I'm making him a special dinner tonight. I have it all in the crockpot & its doing its magic. <BR> <BR> We are going to my parents' house for Thanksgiving tomorrow &... Wed, 26 Nov 2014 08:05:52 EST Joy in the journey . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have to admit, I've been struggling & haven't seen much joy in the journey lately. I'm looking to change that today. <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 25 Nov 2014 04:08:11 EST Look for the light . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 24 Nov 2014 04:13:42 EST Perceptions . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Do an evaluation & see if you need to adjust your focus. <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Sun, 23 Nov 2014 08:05:29 EST Fat-free, sugar-free, calorie-free treat! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Let's all lick our paws!! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Have an amazingly wonderful day, SparkFriends!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Sat, 22 Nov 2014 07:34:40 EST Enjoy where you are . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday!!! <em>244</em> <em>353</em> <em>354</em> <em>355</em> <em>356</em> <BR> <BR> Weekend is almost here. Yay!!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Fri, 21 Nov 2014 04:06:02 EST Ridin' the waves . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I don't have to tell you how hard it is to go to work when things there are difficult. This week, it's just been one thing after another. Ugh! I'm getting pretty good at riding these waves. <BR> <BR> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 20 Nov 2014 04:05:21 EST LDL & the evil laugh. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Have a great day, everyone!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> Wed, 19 Nov 2014 04:17:42 EST Patience and time . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 18 Nov 2014 04:04:47 EST Don't miss what's in front of you. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Had a great weekend with hubby. Now . . . back to work. Grrrrrr! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 17 Nov 2014 04:16:11 EST Road trippin'! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hello everyone! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Make it a great day & a great weekend. Hubby & I are leaving today to go road trippin'. No blog until Monday. <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 13 Nov 2014 07:43:24 EST The best place to begin . . . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 12 Nov 2014 04:07:26 EST Home of the free . . . . . . because of the brave. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Tue, 11 Nov 2014 08:32:40 EST Gravity. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> If only!! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Mon, 10 Nov 2014 04:20:52 EST Your day will come! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Sun, 9 Nov 2014 07:34:00 EST Unexpected paths. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Sat, 8 Nov 2014 09:24:58 EST Plus, there are dogs! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Friday!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> <BR> Fri, 7 Nov 2014 04:07:08 EST Three choices. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Something to think about today. <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Thu, 6 Nov 2014 04:08:55 EST This would be so cool!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> If y'all are anything like me, you have to deal with people daily who are really high maintenance. By the end of the day, I'm wiped out. <BR> <BR> If only this were true!! <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 5 Nov 2014 04:13:23 EST The benefits of gratitude. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What are you grateful for today? <BR> <BR> Me: <BR> <BR> 1 - My sweet hubby. <BR> 2 - My wonderful family & friends. <BR> 3 - That I have a job. <BR> 4 - I have clothes on my back, shoes on my feet, a roof over my head & a car to drive. <BR> 5 - My carpool. <BR> 6 - That I found SparkPeople & all of you. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> The list is endlesss!!! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>3... Tue, 4 Nov 2014 04:09:32 EST