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/ in grocery store - some nutrition questions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6208235 I was looking at labels - <BR> <BR> Whole grain flour and oat grain flour having protein in various products. <BR> <BR> i understand soy, whey protein but never knew there is protein in whole grain products which are from whole grain. <BR> <BR> <BR> Thu, 28 Jul 2016 13:35:36 EST Having a positive morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6208106 good morning; I got a great night's sleep. It is so refreshing to have a clear brain, calm emotions and a relaxing planned day. I am going to color my hair and give myself a facial. I need days like this b/c I usually need to just stop all activities and listen to my body. DH has been much better emotionally. this helps greatly! My DS is making progress. My DD seems to be busy so we will finally have a weekend to ourselves. No baby sitting this weekend. DH really needs a break from ... Thu, 28 Jul 2016 10:18:35 EST just got back from gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206911 good Morning; boy am I getting strong. I love it. I was one of these kids in school that did not do good in gym. I was the last one chosen for a team. I love exercise and it makes my physically, mentally and spiritually feel much better. I get cranky if I can not get my exercise in. this is taking care of me!! Have a good day!! Tue, 26 Jul 2016 09:25:06 EST Getting much done - and staying on food plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6206407 Good Morning; I got good sleep. I have written letters, did household chores and running errands. DH is making arrangements to see his mom - they are moving into assistant living apartment. The apartment is pretty expensive. DH is going to check things out. They only have money for 5 years of living there. SIL made the decision where they are going. I am not going up with DH b/c we have been spending much money this year on travel to in-laws. Dh feels that he can handle this trip b... Mon, 25 Jul 2016 11:59:43 EST needed more support so I took action http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205740 Good Morning; when I was in my 20's I got into Overeaters Anonymous. Where I was living I went to actual meetings. But since I had lost contact, the organization now has gotten very global with telephone meetings. they are fabulous. there were people from all parts of the country and world on the call. It really gave me a boost. A person in Sweden called in and her problem with food and life. Problems with stress and family issues are expressed. I have missed the community. As long ... Sun, 24 Jul 2016 09:16:14 EST went to see DS and his wife http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205491 Good evening; went to see the museum of his division. I was surprised that he could handle it. Things were going good when we went into the museum store, there was a print of two pilots in a helicopter he used to work on. They were asking for donations for the children of the pilots since they died in Iraq being heros to save the troops which were in danger on the ground. My son was on the ground. DS saw the print and immediately walked out of store. I was giving a donation. There was... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 18:23:45 EST got the call to come up next month for in-laws http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203904 Good afternoon; we live so far away. DH was called to come help with moving in-laws in apartment and out of their home for 70 years. With angry words from DH out of frustration, I am staying home. He is going and does not understand why he needs to come up at this time. <BR> they have plenty of family up there. We are over 1500 miles away. I told him that I am not going every time they call. We have been up there 4 x already this year. I think the moving will not take long so not sure... Wed, 20 Jul 2016 17:08:17 EST both grand kids here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201927 Good Morning; My GD is not always so happy to have her brother here. She is getting better but she likes Nana and grandpa by herself. GS came here for breakfast. He is so busy and excited. He is having so much fun. We are going in the pool soon. It is a little chilly yet. It will warm up to triple digits. GS is a water baby. Grandpa stayed up late. GD would not stay in room by herself last night. GD slept on a cot in a sleeping bag. It allowed me to get some sleep. DH wants som... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 10:31:05 EST blowing up inflatable pool for grand kids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200876 Good Morning; grandkids coming over this weekend. first my GD for the day. We are having a day of children's games, pool and tea party, etc. It will be a sleep over for my GD. the next day brother is coming. He is a water baby. We wanted my GD alone so she has all of our attention. GS is a bit overbearing at times with her. I see her stepping back and letting him have his way. She likes to play by herself, writing, read her books, tea parties and dance almong many others. GS is a to... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 10:06:08 EST I have had to set boundaries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6199704 Good Morning; I had to do some soul searching for multiple issues in my life concerning my family. I have set boundaries with my DS, DH and my DD. My DH and I have been talking since this weekend - I told him that I expect him to be a partner and not a kid. It has been going on too long and I have just accepted his behavior as an aging thing. But I told him that he needs to step up, it is taking me down. He needs to control his behavior and not regress when he does not want to deal with ... Wed, 13 Jul 2016 09:14:45 EST meditated and went to the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198104 Good afternoon; feeling very good this morning. DH did act up. I stayed quiet and then I blew and told him to go take a walk and use up his emotional out burst. He worked last night and I know he is tired but his working on weekends is rare. Today is DD - HB. I told him he can be nice to his daughter today. We are watching the kids for her today. <em>383</em> I am not going to get involved with his outbursts. I suggested he go to counseling if he can not control himself. I have h... Sun, 10 Jul 2016 13:08:51 EST stress and losing weight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6197604 Good afternoon; I do not lose well when I am stressed. I read an article about Oprah and not being able to lose weight until she worked on her stress. I have the same problem. I meditate in the morning. I get up in a wonderful mood. I stay in a good mood. But my family member goes on and on until I just want to go and tell my family member- Do you like acting like a child? Why do you have to show your negative emotions all the time. DH has to work today - it has been on our calendar f... Sat, 9 Jul 2016 14:20:12 EST Recovery from trip - feel so much better today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195796 Good morning; Going to see the in-laws - all of their furniture is years old and not comfortable. DS survived. I talked with him and he is glad that he went to visit his grandparents. <em>244</em> I am working on getting more movement in today. I was so stiff yesterday I could not go to the gym. For today, I am very relaxed and I am enjoying the rest. Have a good day!!! Wed, 6 Jul 2016 10:15:13 EST Back from seeing the in-laws - took DS & wife http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6195066 The weekend was great. DS charmed them all. DIL did great. She said that I like your family better than mine. She talked to them all. DS only went one day with family. They do not have comfortable chairs or even any place for DS to lay down. He was a champ & hung in there. The next day DH & I went down. We got thanked over & over for bringing him. Last time, DS saw grandparents was just before he went in the Army. DS was afraid of their reaction to his disability. <BR> <BR> DH had ... Tue, 5 Jul 2016 08:10:24 EST sleep well and very positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192892 Good Morning; I am ready for my day. I have a busy day with a list to check off. I like staying busy. I will be using my pedometer to measure my steps today. I am ready to keep positive and calm with confidence that this day will be a success. I am ready to let go of stress and just go with the flow. TY Have a good day!!!!! <em>244</em> <em>104</em> Fri, 1 Jul 2016 09:05:28 EST so proud of DH http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6192299 Good Morning; DH really stepped up and talked with siblings about their parents. I told him that I was so proud of him. that is the man you are a strong, decisive and cooperative, I saw the man that I admire. I am hoping with encouragement from me I will see this side of him more and more. My sister in law needs skills if she wants to keep caring for her parents. We found out that her father will make comments and then she says something and then there is an escalation. SIL is a martyr ... Thu, 30 Jun 2016 09:15:50 EST Just got clarification about in-laws problem http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191898 good afternoon; FIL is losing reality - he is 90. He goes to the grocery store and buys hotdogs and hamburgers for himself. Does not buy any food for his wife b/c she is on a special diet. MIL really does not care to be on diet- she is tired of the diet and even living- she is 90. Her mom has histamine attacks if she does not eat special prepared food. Their daughter buys the mother's food herself and cooks it special for her mom. <BR> Her mom will only eat the specially prepared food if... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 16:35:38 EST did not sleep well - mind too active http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191681 Good Morning; I am tired and will take a nap soon. I am eating well and plan to exercise in the house. I have been walking around the house getting steps in. But I think I am ready for a nap. DH is calling sister and trying to get some understanding of what is happening fiancially b/w his father and sister being the caretaker. I think she needs to understand that she can withdraw on his account to pay for things that they need. Sister is living on retirement which is not much due to the ... Wed, 29 Jun 2016 09:29:26 EST great workout this morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191108 Good Morning; I have a habit to exercise early so other unexpected diversions do not interrupt with my exercise. I have gotten DH to do the same. We got word from 90 year old in-laws. FIL is not giving his daughter money to buy for my MIL food. His daughter spends money from her own pocket which is not much. DH got involved due to an email. He says he will have to talk to his father. 90 years old and set in his ways. He is getting senile. Going up to see them in awhile and taking DS... Tue, 28 Jun 2016 10:31:28 EST having a wonderful day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6190675 good afternoon. Weighed in and still losing weight. I am getting much done, but still in a very relaxed mood. My vitals were great this morning. DH was moody all day yesterday. We spoke about his moods. He denies he has them. He is trying harder today. His dad is like this all the time. He was the most ornery person. DH only got ornery for the last year. I still think it is his aging process. He went on a reunion to see his fraternity buddies. From what I gather, they (9) are all... Mon, 27 Jun 2016 15:44:34 EST What happened- blind slided? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6189950 Good afternoon; Had a wonderful day with my grandkids yesterday. Dh & I babysat and had a wonderful time. we entertained them from 9 am - 6:30 pm. DH & I had a nice evening. We got up this morning. Had a marvelous conversation about various topics. We both went to the gym. I had a marvelous workout. I came home hoping that this day would continue with the great morning. I went to talk with him and I could tell from his face and body his mood had changed. I asked what is wrong? He sa... Sun, 26 Jun 2016 12:17:22 EST read an article on Activity tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6188755 Good Morning, the article goes on about technology is taking over one's life. But I use an app <BR> which tracks my food and my physical activity and it helps me greatly. But I do have a problem with FITBIT and all others that attach to your wrist. I got a FITBIT for Christmas a couple of years ago. I was rocking my grandson while I was feeding him a bottle, FITBIT was increasing the measurement of my wrist rocking. I did a couple of miles while rocking my grand son. I do use a pedometer... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 10:21:20 EST Having a wonderful day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186991 Good afternoon; boy did I exercise this morning. It felt so good. DH exercised b/4 work too. <BR> this past weekend, DH went to a reunion of his fraternity buddies from 40 years ago. He was so excited to go. He had plans to do this and that. It was going to be a big weekend. When he came back, he has been more centered and quiet. they talked about what they all did in college and reminisced. We talked some when he got home; but I think it opened his eyes. He has been having problems wi... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 14:22:24 EST having a wonderful day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6185229 Good Morning, I am having a day full of exercise and clean food. Hope all of you get some movement in and eat well. <em>104</em> Sat, 18 Jun 2016 14:39:25 EST dh having a rough day and evening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6184225 Good evening; I am trying to be quiet. DH had a rough day at work. He announces that I am going to open a bottle of wine and just relax. He says lets put on Netflix and watch a movie. His amplifier for his system goes out. He take an old back up amp and tried to hook it up. He has been doing this for 2 1/2 hours and not successful yet. The problem he has a very complicated system. When he has problems with it, he has to think about how he wired it up. Now he is testing his speakers a... Thu, 16 Jun 2016 20:39:23 EST DS is home from NYC and survived. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6183459 Good afternoon; DS sounded confident and proud that he survived NYC. He had a couple falls on the way home. Some buddy pushed him and he fell off wheel chair. Once again no one offered to help. He stopped a pick pocket. He says he felt like a Sgt again. He had to hail cabs - herd the MIL & family to keep them moving through crowds while watching for danger. He visited Korea town and China town. He was amazed how big the area was. <BR> Over all he survived. I told him - it was like ... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 14:03:00 EST down sizing again and loving it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6182704 Good Morning; I have been downsizing for sometime. Due to the emotional aspect of this task, I can not do it full time. I see that I am making a difference. I just gave to charity my business suits which I wore and were in fabulous shape. I held on to them b/c it was a time in my life that I enjoyed and I felt powerful, but very stressed. I never thought I would retire and stay retired. I found wigs in my closest which I bought when my hair was thinning. I am sending them to a charity ... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 11:32:26 EST DS is NYC and fell out of his wheel chair no one helped him http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6181842 Good Morning; I am sad that we had another mass murder in Orlando. My prayers go out to their families. <em>220</em> DS took his wheel chair which is a sport model. DS wanted this wheel chair which helped him with his image of not being helpless. Due to the uneven side walks and holes with construction, he fell out of his wheel chair more than once. He said "Mom NO one helped me." Every one just walked around me. One of the times he fell in the street, a taxi, went around him so clos... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 06:36:28 EST Belmont race day today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180938 Good Afternoon; this happens every year. I do not ask for much but I thoroughly enjoy watching the races. I do not bet but have watched them since childhood. My Dh knows that but today he is doing chores. But he can not do things quietly or without asking me this or that. Now it is the sandbox, he wants to get rid of it. He says the grand kids do not play with it. We live in a very young neighborhood. I told him to ask our neighbors if they want it. The sandbox is in excellent shape.... Sat, 11 Jun 2016 15:40:39 EST DS should be on way to NYC http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6180168 Good Morning; I have deliberately not initiated contact with my DS in the days after knowing he was having problems with his wife. I just said enough. I know he was anxious about the trip but both of them had dropped out of counseling and I thought enough is enough. I am not spending any assistance in their relationship. I do not contact him but he starts texting me. I do not respond. They are adults and I am sleeping better. Young people expect immediate cures for everything. they ar... Fri, 10 Jun 2016 09:27:38 EST just got back from gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6179541 Good Morning; I walked 2 miles and did my strength training program. I feel so good doing my exercise in the morning even before breakfast. I have also included in drinking more water. It took until memorial day to know that my body is full recovered. Now I have the knowledge I can go full speed ahead to get my body in shape. I feel great!!! Have a good day!! <em>213</em> <em>104</em> Thu, 9 Jun 2016 09:13:00 EST got to get back to taking care of myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6178066 Good Morning; I have not had a good meditation process since my injury this year. I lost it and I am going to get it back. I have not taken the time. My family is a series of stressers. <BR> Each of them have impacted my life with their problems. I push back, that is your problem to work it out. I have to focus on me again. I had a long talk with DH. He says why can't you sleep. The lastest is us taking my DS to see his grandmother for the last time. We are spending a fortune on thi... Tue, 7 Jun 2016 05:24:30 EST ds is supposed to go to NYC to see his wife's sister graduate http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6177764 Good afternoon; DS and wife are not getting along again. When he told me that he would going to NYC for the graduation. I thought he will never make it. With PTSD, you need to take baby steps b/c her family insists DS he must go. I stayed out of it, but it got huge today. I told her to go and leave him home b/c with PTSD NYC is overwhelming. She dropped out of counseling and so did my DS again. They will not make it. Too immature and nothing much in common. She comes to visit with a... Mon, 6 Jun 2016 17:06:59 EST going to take my grand daughter to tea tomorrow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6176347 Good Morning; My DH just came back from WW. He is near his goal. I just wish he would learn to enjoy life more. I am taking my GD to tea and wanted to check out the café to see the layout b/4 tomorrow. I told him that we go and have some tea. He makes faces and then says he had so much to do this weekend. Give me a break. He is turning into such an old man set in his ways. I am going to ask again. I think with this enhanced internet speed there must be a baseball game that he wants t... Sat, 4 Jun 2016 11:55:48 EST enhanced our internet so it was down for hours. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6175980 Good evening; we finally got the internet back. DH wanted to stream his baseball games. It was a tough reboot of our system. DH started getting really hyper. I told her to settle down and just relax - deep breathe. He gets upset and says he is going to his office. I said to him your ballgame is coming on in one hour. He comes back down. I told him remember the talk we had this weekend. You do not need to get all hyper. It is not life and death. I just feel it is a bad habit he has gott... Fri, 3 Jun 2016 19:17:29 EST WOW what a workout this morning! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6175017 Good Morning; as many of you know, I had a severe injury earlier this year. I can tell I have fully recovered in the amount of exercise I am able to do now. I do strength training, treadmill with much incline, dancing at home and also using the fit board to do twisting exercises. In NYC, I climbed to the pavilion area (3 levels) on the Statue of LIberty. DH climbed to the crown. We walked the High Line round trip which was 5 miles. I love to walk and exercise. I used to hate it. But I h... Thu, 2 Jun 2016 09:24:48 EST update in what is going on - some positive and some oh dear http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6174298 Good Morning- this morning I am sorting out my filing cabinets. What a lot of paperwork that I have kept. I am shredding everything b/c it has personal information on the papers. I am taking a break since I have been doing this for two hours. <em>243</em> DH and I spent the weekend celebrating our anniversary in NYC. We walked every where. i was getting over 20000 steps a day. I am so glad that I am back from my injury earlier this year. I had a heart to heart with my DH. I told him ... Wed, 1 Jun 2016 09:18:15 EST honor all the vets this weekend - DS finally got his C-Pap machine yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6171336 Good morning; Hope the weather holds. I have some plans. DS is going to call me later to tell me about his first night with C-PAP machine. He was excited. I think there will be some adjustment - he is not used to sleeping with a mask. He really has been sleep deprived for years. I have prayed for him to get some relief for so long. He is someone I admire b/c he chose to go to Iraq - honored his country and his unit. But as his mother, I knew there was such a great possibilty he would c... Fri, 27 May 2016 10:58:50 EST 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