NJJ-EXERCISE30's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NJJ%2DEXERCISE30 NJJ-EXERCISE30'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/ GD was in her first dance recital yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6168652 good Morning; Seeing my GD up on stage in her first performance. She was so proud. I brought flowers for her. I made a big deal about her and thanked her for inviting Nana and grandpa. The performance brought back memories of her mother. Afterward, we were invited to lunch. I made good choices the best I could at a buffet which we did not know. We thought we could have ordered from a menu. Today, I am eating much cleaner and tracking. I have much to do. Have a good day!!! Mon, 23 May 2016 09:20:10 EST thunderstorms - lots of rain -but just staying mellow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6166223 Good Morning; guys working on cable installation working in the rain. It was not as noisy yesterday as I had expected. they are doing the street. It was garbage day. Their trucks would leave and come back. They kept parking in front of our garbage container. So finally, I moved it across the street.. There are paint marks all across our grass. <BR> At one point, they moved in the ditch witch. I went and talked to them b/c where they put the string across my front yard, our tree roots wou... Thu, 19 May 2016 10:47:27 EST I have much to do today in my house today but http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6165401 Good Morning; we woke up this morning with a ditch witch in front of our house. They are putting in cable and knew they would get to our home sometime. The neighbors have informed me that the noise is deafening. Oh well, I want to work on one of my bedrooms which I use as storage to down size things again. I am going through a phase which I want to get rid of stuff that I do not use. Some one told me that I should sell the stuff. We are not allow to have garage sales except twice a year her... Wed, 18 May 2016 08:28:55 EST just got back from gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6164699 Good Morning; My DH has changed his exercise routine. He goes in the morning. He likes to talk in the morning b/4 he leaves for work. I got up and went on my regular gym routine. I am not changing for him. I have to exercise when and how it is beneficial to me. He gets needy but I have to come first. I talked to him on the phone just now. I think he is starting to be aware that he is wearing me out with all his complaining about work. <em>104</em> I am proud of myself. I am doing w... Tue, 17 May 2016 08:48:46 EST wonderful HB for DS but found out some news about a friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6163957 Good Morning; The small HB party for my son went well. He is more positive that he is getting a Cpap machine. I wish he could get one tomorrow but it will be over a week more. He looked so exhausted. He was cordial and very social with the family. DD came and was very nice to her brother. The grand kids were wonderful. <em>104</em> My friend called- I have known this person for 30 years. She tells me she is having an affair and her husband knows and approves. What kind of deal is tha... Mon, 16 May 2016 08:44:08 EST what a fabulous day yesterday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6160642 Good Morning; I went to my GD dress rehearsal and it was wonderful. I was one of only 2 people to have come. My GD was over the moon. My GS saw me there and went to his teacher and pointed to me. I went into his room b/c he wanted to come with me. Teacher released him so he joined me to watch his sister. He was wonderful. I video taped parts and sent them to my DD. My GD was very good for her age. <em>250</em> Then at my DD's home, I get a call from my DS. He got the results finall... Wed, 11 May 2016 08:00:34 EST Been to gym & feeling good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6160146 Good Morning; got a call from did. GD is having a dress rehearsal of her dance recital coming up soon. Since I am already picking the grand kids, I have decided to go early and see the dress rehearsal. I remember when I was working, I did not come to all the activities b/c of work. Same is true about my DD, she has to choose the activities that she can see. My grand daughter is very appreciative of me coming. In fact, she looks for me and then waves when she sees me. I am proud that I ... Tue, 10 May 2016 13:18:21 EST had a wonderful weekend and workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6159335 Good Morning; it is amazing when I put myself first and take care of me, everyone around me fall in line. I have noticed this time and time again. So why do I not keep them up and fall off the wagon and put myself lower in pecking order. The answer is the way I was raised. Even though I have been through counseling which I am very proud of, there are times I regress usually when I am stressed and do not stay in the present. For today, I am present in my life and enjoying me. I am organ... Mon, 9 May 2016 11:11:29 EST Happy Mother's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6158676 Good Morning; I got flowers and a facetime from my grandkids this morning. My DH gave me a poem. I am going to the gym today. I will also take a lovely bubble bath later. I do not want to go out to dinner b/c I am doing so well on my program. Going out for a meal locally does not have the bang that it used to for me. When we travel, I eat out enough so I would rather have a cooked meal or food of my choice. Dh loves to cook for me, but he uses spices that I do not like. So it has happe... Sun, 8 May 2016 09:22:10 EST Just received flowers from my DS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6158238 Good Morning; What a day so far! My DH is running errands and giving me the day to myself to watch horse racing. It was a thing I did with my grand father. As a child, I liked the attention. But as an adult, I found out that my grandfather was a scum bag. He had two families living with in blocks of each other. I found this out when my sister died a year ago. Any way I like the day alone to just enjoy something nobody in my family likes besides me. <BR> I just had a talk with my DS an... Sat, 7 May 2016 12:44:57 EST Added more water to my day and I lost weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6157461 Good Morning; sometimes, I expect stress to stop. My life is stressful, but I do not have to take ownership of it. I have accepted stress as a partner but I need to let go sometimes daily. My DH came home with information that his manager who was wonderful was moved into another organization. DH has got a replacement who he does not like. I had to let go. <BR> there is always something. <em>243</em> I have come to realize that taking on another's stress is not an asset to my program... Fri, 6 May 2016 08:30:35 EST been to gym and heard from DS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6156866 Good Morning; DS sent a text to his dad telling him that he and his wife are doing much better. I am not sure what has all happened. He is supposed to be in counseling and so is his wife. I do not ask questions. He acknowledged that he is coming to his HB later this month. Good sign that he remembered. I am just praying that things are going much better for him. I know his Ex has been a big problem in their relationship. I hope the counseling is giving him and his wife skills to have ... Thu, 5 May 2016 10:24:39 EST Been to gym already & feeling good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155408 Good Morning; Slept well. Had a long talk with DH about handling stress better at work and with his health problems with his parents. We got word that MIL is having breathing problems. She has been home for a week. This is not a surprise. She does not have a health nurse visiting her or any social services. Much of the problem is them - when she first had health issues she had a nurse coming to the house. But she told them not to come any more, she was a nurse. At the hospital, she wa... Tue, 3 May 2016 08:57:59 EST SP is sending tracking information http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6153991 I have noticed messages saying that the information from my id is going to advertisers. I never saw the messages before. Sun, 1 May 2016 11:45:26 EST just came back from my GD's Spring recital http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6152923 Good afternoon; I just came back from a recital of my GD. She was a flower. DD made the costume for the recital. It was wonderful!! I got there early and soon as my GD saw me she waved at me. Her parents came in much later. They also left early so I went over to GD and told her how wonderful she was. SIL was very strange - he did not even say hello to me and then he left so fast. I did not know where he went. I know his daughter was wondering where her dad was. I understand my DD and ... Fri, 29 Apr 2016 14:27:37 EST Got the best night sleep in over a week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151355 Good Morning; yesterday even though I exercised, I just felt so tight and not able to relax. <BR> I scheduled a massage. I slept like a baby last night. I feel so great. The miracle of sleep. <BR> Going to my GD spanish recital soon. We are watching my GD & GS this weekend b/c DD & SIL want the whole day to just do things together. Since DH has been having so much stress at work and then his parents problems, this will be a nice change where he has to get out of his head. Since I had ... Wed, 27 Apr 2016 09:55:44 EST Just got back from seeing MIL and her situation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6149819 Good Morning; DH & I walked into her long term care room and visited all day. MIL was in a wonderful mood. Why? Besides us visiting- the facilities were fabulous - staff was so pleasant, she had friends where she could socialize with people her age- they have activities. She had wonderful meals. She seems more in control of herself. She walked up and down the hall to get back more of her strength. At home FIL is a angry man who is very controlling. She even mentioned it to one of her... Mon, 25 Apr 2016 08:56:07 EST Got an update about in-laws from several emails yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6147161 Good Morning; MIL still in hospital kept telling doctor that she wants to go home. She is in Physical therapy and occupational therapy and is fighting it. She feels she does not need it. Normally, MIL is very passive but not now. Both FIL & MIL on waiting list for assistant living and very unhappy about the future living there. They only have one option for keeping them together. they have been married for 70 years and MIL is so dependent on his husband. She never learned to drive. She ... Thu, 21 Apr 2016 10:14:13 EST rainy morning but sun has come out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146534 Good afternoon; MIL's recovery is not good. She is not allowed to go home. She has had too make attacks and her heart can not take any more. FIL is lost without her, but he is holding his own. FIL can be difficult at the best of times. <em>24</em> I am having a positive day and getting chores done. Have a good day!!!! <em>224</em> <em>244</em> Wed, 20 Apr 2016 13:11:34 EST Had a wonderful work out this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6145760 Good afternoon; I am feeling very up beat today. I got some new books to read. I love books. If any one has any great titles to share, please post. I am reading a book about the TV series of the "Golden Girls" and another one about the Broadway play "Hamlet", I love paperbacks. <BR> After I am done with them, I donate them. Have a very good day!! <em>104</em> <BR> Tue, 19 Apr 2016 13:36:20 EST Calling in-laws today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6144700 Good Morning; planning to see in-laws. DH is going to see what the status of his mother. We are not sure if she is still in the hospital or home yet. His family does not call and give us an update on her status. One time they told us we put her status on FACEBOOK. <em>28</em> Had a huge thunderstorm last night. It woke me up at 3 am and not able to go back to sleep. I am going to try to take a nap. I will exercise in the house today. It is supposed to rain all day and very heav... Mon, 18 Apr 2016 07:34:55 EST I hate when my DH competes with me in weigh loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143406 good Morning; I have called my DH a braggart b/c he goes overboard at times about how fast he can lose weight. Well today he has lost 3.8 lbs this week. I actually have plateaued due to stress. I sometimes tell him to keep his lost to himself. But today I am in a good mood, my grandkids are coming over and I do not want words. When I have time, I will mention the bragging. He just does not learn. Women do not lose the weight like men. He knows that. <BR> Oh well my grandkids are comin... Sat, 16 Apr 2016 09:05:30 EST doing much better this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142767 Good Morning; I got word that my brother died on Wednesday afternoon. When my SIL called, I think it had not hit her. She sounded so relieved and even lighter in her demeaner. <BR> I do not know how I would react in her shoes. She saw her husband of 29 years die before her eyes since October last year. Brother was cremated yesterday. Service will be Saturday. <BR> He went very peacefully. TG. <em>247</em> He is in a better place than he was. Have a good day. My day will be busy. I ... Fri, 15 Apr 2016 08:33:29 EST I need to cut my DS off again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6142011 Good Morning; with all the stress from my brother dying and then my MIL in health crisis. <BR> DS and DIL going crazy. she throws him out of the house and his MIL comes to the rescue. He is coming to me for sympathy. DIL is a mess but so is my DS. Just found out that neither of them are in counseling. But I am not answering his calls or texts any more. He is an adult. I have my plate full. DS has resources but like most kids now they want things immediate. He has to wait for weeks fo... Thu, 14 Apr 2016 08:22:05 EST where do I begin? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6140792 Good afternoon, My brother doing worse - day by day at the most. I have made collages for the service. they are finished but are drying. I have to package them and send them to Georgia. Got a call MIL in intensive care. Family says not to go up there yet. She is holding her own. DH moody and found it why. It is about this reunion of his. He still has not made the decision - it has been many weeks. I had forgotten about it. Now we have to plan going up to see MIL in the near future. ... Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:30:24 EST what a morning- I am handling things better b/c I got a good sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138987 Good Morning; I talked to SIL and my brother yesterday. Hospice nurse says he will not last much longer. I then spoke with SIL for over an hour. I was glad that I Face Timed said good bye to my brother. 50 years old next week. My DH says you sure have had a lot of death in your family: Your mother 2 years ago, your sister 1 year ago and now your brother. I contacted my niece whose mother died last year. She got depressed so I talked with her. she is 22 and is having a hard time dealing ... Sun, 10 Apr 2016 08:59:24 EST got a text from my sister in law about my brother http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6138432 Good Morning; I called right back but she did not answer. My brother is dying of cancer. I spoke with him a month ago - he could hardly speak due to chemo. I was told he probably would not be able to speak more due to where the cancer is. I expected to go and see him but my hip injury put the stop to seeing him due to the fact I am not suppose to drive long distances for quite some time. I can do short towns trip but nothing long. Since the physical therapy, I am much better but still n... Sat, 9 Apr 2016 11:01:10 EST had wonderful time with grand kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137086 Good Morning; We played - we read. DD was there for about an hour. I spoke again to DD. Normally she defends her DH, but she told me some things that I feel she is getting worn down. I sent them a set of glassware for her b/c they still have jelly jar as glasses. The glasses were sitting on her cupboard. She had thanked me when she got them and told me they needed them. But they were just sitting there unused, I told her that I would put them in the dish washer and start the dish wa... Thu, 7 Apr 2016 11:41:08 EST Having a busy day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6136156 Good Morning; My GD facetimed me and asked to pick her up from school. Mommy needs help. I talked with DD and she has a committment at work and her DH is on business trip. <BR> I am looking forward to it. GD tells her mom - Nana is my best friend. I was watching a morning show yesterday about what benefit grand parents are giving their grand children b/c their parents are so busy. I am glad to help b/c I am healthier since my injury. Since I have been back to the gym full time now, I a... Wed, 6 Apr 2016 08:50:20 EST yesterday did my full program http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6134607 Good Morning; I was told by my physical therapist to watch as I exercise. Yesterday was the first day I did a complete program as I used to do. I am just doing everything at a lower weight. I have to build up again slowly. <em>380</em> I will get my steps in today. I am doing strength training every other day. <em>247</em> I got a FaceTime from my granddaughter yesterday. she wanted me to pick her up at her school. DD came on and asked if I could help pick up the kids this week. ... Mon, 4 Apr 2016 09:48:48 EST had a talk with DD with unexpected information http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133829 Good Morning; I know my DD and when she asked me to go to the movies. I knew she wanted to talk with me. She told me there are problems with her marriage. SIL does not like his job at all and has talked about moving again. I listened but did not comment much. They are having normal strains when having small children and two working parents. SIL is traveling more with his job. I told her that if she needs helps with kids lets us know. I maybe picking up the kids from daycare again th... Sun, 3 Apr 2016 09:34:46 EST DD called and invited to the show to see Big Greek Wedding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6133155 Good Morning; DD is a busy lady. she asked me if I would go with her. I said yes. She chose a time which is compatible with her family. DH wanted to do something else, but I found something to do today while I am gone. Our car insurance went up. He had a fender bender about 2 years ago. He is taking an safety course test online today. I had to take it too to get a discount. So he will be doing the test today, I will be enjoying afternoon with my daughter. One of my good friends starti... Sat, 2 Apr 2016 10:20:31 EST Been talking with neighbor whose husband is taking PT http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6132509 Good Morning; My neighbor has been texting me all morning about her DH who is taking PT due to parkinson possible diagnoses. Doctor wants to see how he does with take PT 4x a week for a month. His wife is telling me he is so stiff like a board. He retired 3 years ago and just sat down. She on the other hand would just ignore him if he did not want to do something. My DH was not doing any exercising or dieting a few years back. I did not give him a choice. I just told him if you want to ... Fri, 1 Apr 2016 11:33:20 EST Trying other stuff to keep DH from coming home & complaining with job http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131853 Good afternoon; I got the board games out. We started last night. I told him that I do not want to stay up all night playing the board games. I set a time limit. we used to play them much when we first got married, but DH did not like to quit. It became no fun after a while. But I put down the ground rules b/c I need to get some sleep so I can exercise in the morning. He was fine with that and we had fun. We will pick up where we left off last night. Have a good day!!! <em>224</e... Thu, 31 Mar 2016 15:44:30 EST I feel whole today and very positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6130757 Good Morning; we got word again that DH's mother is having health issues again. DH does not deal with these issues well so I usually take over and stress myself out with making phone calls etc. But this time, I said hope your brothers and sister work together for your mom. I let go. I think my DH was surprised. I was proud of myself b/c being a caretaker is not fun much of the time. I did 3 years with my DS while Dh did not do very much. I know I have a very strong caretaker instinct and... Wed, 30 Mar 2016 09:01:07 EST Did my first full program since injury http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6130170 Good Afternoon; this has been the day that I have been waiting for over 2 months. I feel that I can now resume my program and lose the rest of my weight. I could not burn enough calories just doing Physical Therapy exercises. I have been in a plateau mode. I still have to be careful. I am watching my form during exercise but most of all I am doing stretching that I was taught at PT. I feel privileged to get my body back mentally and physically. It has made a great difference to my spir... Tue, 29 Mar 2016 13:25:32 EST went out of town for the weekend. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6129299 Good Morning; DH is off today and trying to find things in the garage. I had suggested him clean out the garage, but I have to be careful. On the plane he kept telling me how he is going to read all day today. Grandkids and parents are coming over for dinner. Had to go and get food for dinner today. DH wants to grill steaks and he gets so anxious to make sure the steaks go well. they always do, but he likes to please people who enjoy eating steaks. I am having salad tonight. I am not... Mon, 28 Mar 2016 10:59:28 EST Easter weekend coming up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6126542 Good Morning; there is storm hitting many parts of the country. Please be safe. Travel safe. <BR> Whatever your plans this weekend, stay safe! <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>451</em> <em>449</em> Thu, 24 Mar 2016 09:16:47 EST been working in my garden http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6125995 Good afternoon; I put pinwheels in my garden. I have been raking leaves, It is a never ending. It gives me cardio. I am sending my grandkids a video of all the pinwheels going at once. Have a good day!!! <em>448</em> <em>449</em> <BR> Wed, 23 Mar 2016 14:40:54 EST Prayers for the people of Brussels http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6125090 Good Morning- When hearing where the effected areas were, my DH and I have been in these areas visiting the beautiful and magnificent city. I send my prayers to the people of Belgium. As my DH & I travel, we are more aware than ever the days of just having fun and enjoying an area without a watchful eye are over, <em>198</em> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> Tue, 22 Mar 2016 11:26:18 EST DS came home and went to sleep study http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6122748 Good Morning; We had a nice evening with DS & DIL. Each of them were very calm. Had a nice conversation with DIL. She says she went back to counseling b/c she needed the support. She is exercising and taking care of herself. This was a surprise b/c this is not what I picked up two weeks ago. I do not hold that against her. She has been organizing DS through the process and I think she is an angel. He can be very trying. She told me that VA wanted to change his meds and she told them n... Sat, 19 Mar 2016 08:50:19 EST DS did not come - I just went on with my day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6121972 Good Morning; One thing I have learned is that my children have their own lives as do I. <BR> DS was welcome home but he did not show up. I did not wait for him or call him up and ask what happened. I just did what I had already planned. I got much done. I spent some time with my neighbor on the phone. Her husband has just been diagnosed with parkinson's. I exercised in the house- physical therapy exercises but lots of others. DS has his sleep study appt tonight so he should be comin... Fri, 18 Mar 2016 06:08:36 EST DS calls & he is on his way home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6121277 Good Morning; I thought today was going to be a spa day. A bubble bath and a facial with lots of soft music. I automatically answered the phone. DS & DIL had a fight. Yesterday in a conversation, DS was so mature and positive. DS has his sleep study this weekend in my town. He chose this place b/c he could get in faster for them to determine what C-pap machines he needs. <em>247</em> DH is going to take him to his appointment. I told DS I do not want to hear about their troubles. H... Thu, 17 Mar 2016 08:57:01 EST just got back from physical therapy - I am exhausted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6120529 Good Morning; physical therapy can push my thyroid to the point in which I am totally out of energy. she knows that I have a thyroid issue, but she does not know what that means. I explained at the beginning. This does not happen at every session. But this is about the 3rd time in 6 weeks. I am taking a break from physical therapy. She wanted me to continue when the other therapist told me that I was done. When I am at the gym, I am very conscious of my thyroid and I manage it very w... Wed, 16 Mar 2016 10:41:56 EST Finally I have a day to get my taxes done http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6119614 Good Morning; this injury has taken from me my organization or normal schedule that I took for granted. I have gotten very tired of going to physical therapy. It has been 6 weeks. this will end soon. TG. I still have to be careful. Trainner yesterday told me that you are at a critical time- you have no pain- you are anxious to get back to your strength trainning. He said you have to start slow and work up. I will try very hard to be moderate at this time. Did not sleep well. DS was te... Tue, 15 Mar 2016 06:51:58 EST just got back from physical therapist!!! - I have a new one this week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6118917 Good Morning; This new therapist gave me new exercises that I can do when I travel. I really appreciate this. Other therapist was off due to Spring break and her kids are off from school. <BR> This therapist this morning was great. He worked on my balance. It was a positive experience today. Have a good day!! I am going to have a busy day!! <em>243</em> <em>244</em> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 10:46:04 EST my ds is a constant source of irritation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6118193 Good afternoon; I have a tone on my cell phone and when it goes off I just take a breath and pray. Every two weeks, there is this constant fighting that has been going on. But not today, I get a call about his dog and her dog. He has a pit bull who is nearly 200 lbs and untrained. She has a small dog - cute but wet the floor. His dog has on numerous occasions nearly bowled me over. DH & I have paid for obedience training but DS never follows through. This dog is 3 years old and is not ... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 13:44:14 EST did my first strength training since injury - 6 weeks ago http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6118064 Good Morning; I was a bit nervous and shaky at first. But then I settled down and was very careful to do the exercises correctly. I am glad I started back. I need to regain my muscle that I have lost in this time. It has been such a trying time. I have learned to love exercise to maintain a healthy life style and help me greatly with weight control. I missed the freedom that exercise gives me. I need to work with low weights for a while, but I am back. I still have two more sessions wi... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 10:55:30 EST Got up early and ready to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6117276 Good Morning; watched grand kids last night until their dad came home. He came home close to 7 pm. He said there was traffic - he was at a festival for his job and then Obama was in town. I was glad to help and in a position to be available. I have seen my DD tell her DH that we can handle this. B/C of his upbringing, SIL has the tendency to take advantage of us. I love seeing my grand kids. We have his number so we manage him very well. I have learned to say no when we are busy. Wit... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 07:34:43 EST Just came back from watching grand kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6117068 Good evening; I had a course correction this afternoon. SIL called me and asked me get my grand kids from daycare. He was tied us and would not be able to get to them in time. I did not mind. I got them and fed them and played with them, luckily I brought food so I could eat want I wanted. It was a great time. <em>104</em> Both my DH and I are tired. DD is out of town. <em>224</em> I am really tired. I had a huge physical therapy session today. I was doing squats. I am going ... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 21:08:49 EST