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/ Helped my DD greatly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923544 Good Morning; Spending the morning just relaxing. I went to DD new house and arranged with a painter to paint the interior of house b/4 she has actually moved. DD was very appreciative. It really needed to be painted from last owner. DD was very involved over phone. <em>224</em> The house will be painted next week. <BR> It will be all ready for her when her furniture arrives. The paint fumes will be gone before the children arrive. <em>243</em> DD has much to do and arrange. Pr... Wed, 6 May 2015 08:39:57 EST another good day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5923038 Good Morning; got up early to go to the gym. Have a busy day. I feel good b/c I put myself first. Just got a phone call from my niece, my siblings are fighting over the will from my mother. There is a house involved which I told the lawyer that I do not want any part of the estate. But they are harassing my niece b/c she is now part of the estate on her mother's behalf. She is going to her late mom's lawyer now. I told her to get to him and ask his advice on various issues. I feel ba... Tue, 5 May 2015 11:49:26 EST Went to see DS yesterday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5922327 Good Morning; DH & I took both DS and Fiancée to lunch. We talked and I feel that they have a handle on his health. I gave them a list of medical providers in his area. DH was grumpy yesterday. I had a talk with him. What is your problem now? Please do not turn into an old F. There is no reason for this moodiness. You are in good health..... I think he forgets, he has much to be grateful. I insisted that he go back to the gym after work. <em>306</em> <em>243</em> I am fe... Mon, 4 May 2015 09:53:48 EST when it rains it pours http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921799 Good Morning- already been to the gym. Our house looks like a home now instead of a daycare. Got an email from sister-in-law. MIL been in ER 4 times in the last 2 weeks. FIL is still driving and can hardly see. SIL wants us to come out and help out. <BR> We are going for a long weekend soon. This kind of stuff my DH hates. He says I just want to have a relaxing day. I told him to wake up to reality. FIL will go kicking and screaming. Not so sure MIL will not be fussy about leaving he... Sun, 3 May 2015 12:24:43 EST what were we thinking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921222 good Morning; my DD is gone. My DH and I said what were we thinking- watching and playing with 2 young children was a walk in the park? I never had a hot cup of tea or coffee all week long. My arms and shoulders feel that I worked out every day. <BR> I got 10,000 steps without even trying- walking up and down stairs. This part I do not mind. But the part where you do not get good sleep, the constant attention you have to be on guard. No down time- when one child was sleeping you had the... Sat, 2 May 2015 09:13:10 EST today is a better day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920663 Good Morning; I was over tired yesterday. I have been spending literally most of the day with GS. He is going on 8 months and wants to be held all the time. I have a large play pen and wonderful wool rug which I give him time to learn to crawl. He has made much progress. B/c of my DD living in graduate housing, GS does not have any room to crawl. He has developed a whining that he wants to be held. I do see my DD putting him down more and more. Today I was up at 5am - having coffee wi... Fri, 1 May 2015 08:44:11 EST tag team again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920290 good afternoon; DD leaving soon to go back home. It has been great but such a challenge to get enough sleep- get to the gym - cook food - stay on program. DD is not eating healthy yet. She says she is too stressed. GD is a sweetie but a challenge b/c she has such a vocabulary and is very opinionated. GS is such a poor sleeper. <BR> <em>521</em> DD is not getting much sleep. <em>386</em> dh is exhausted too. <BR> I can not imagine someone who has twins, etc. Just got a text fro... Thu, 30 Apr 2015 15:10:08 EST Holding my own http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919617 Good morning; GS did not sleep much last night. GD got up and got herself dressed. We made pancakes but no sleep for GS. He is so happy when his mom or sister is around. I am doing good b/c I had a good night sleep. I am hoping GS takes a long nap. I have not had any time to grieve for my sister. I will probably do that after they leave. This is one busy family. DD exhausted. I took over at 5 am, but GS only slept 15 minutes so far. he laughs and then crashes. He is a poor sleeper... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 10:37:36 EST got a call my sister died yesterday - my grandkids are here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919123 Good afternoon; My niece called. It happened so fast once the staff started giving her more pain medication. I talked with my niece- she is clearing out the hospice room. My brother and his wife are helping her. <em>234</em> My sister requested not to have a funeral- just a quick cremation. GD is visiting her new daycare and I am watching GS. What a pistol. He is teething- been fight taking his morning nap. He just went down after fighting it all morning long. I have forgotten how w... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 13:02:49 EST so far a very complicated day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917910 Good Morning; DH is back from conference - tired but very crabby. I told him to just go and do what you want today. I do not want to be around your moodiness. DD coming today. I am going to get them and DH is staying home. He says can you handle it. I said of course. <em>521</em> DH has boxes and boxes of his stuff that he needs to go through from us down sizing the attic. He has so much junk. I told him that if he keeps any of the stuff you have to contain it in your office. I... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 11:29:00 EST Found out today more about my sister http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917049 Good Morning; My niece called me and said my sister is doing worse. they did a cat scan - and found out she has rectal cancer too. The doctor is coming in weekly and the nursing staff is giving her meds so she sleeps. She was not sleeping at all. <BR> My niece says the end is near. My siblings are fighting over the will of my mother who died last October. I told the lawyer that I do not want any part of the will. I was named in the will. <em>234</em> Just found out my other 90 old... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:12:54 EST just got back from the gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916263 Good Morning; I really do miss the gym when I am not able to go. I always find another way to exercise, but I have gotten very attached to my routine. I can tell that I am more fit than I was just a few months ago. <em>247</em> I am eating clean and sleeping much better than last week. <em>243</em> I am feeling tired right now but a good tired from a good workout. <em>247</em> Hope everyone has a positive day and gets some exercise in some form today. <em>306</em> Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:28:07 EST Having a positive day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915717 Good Morning; Had been running low on sleep and energy. Spent the weekend in SF. DH has a conference. We had a wonderful dinner and a Giants ball game. <BR> Came home and just slept gloriously for the last two nights. I feel rejuvenated. I think I was running on a low tank of fuel. We did much walking in SF which I love to go to cities where we do not have to have a car b/c the cities has local transportation and you are able to walk to places. <em>243</em> DD is coming again soon... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 10:30:16 EST What a difference a good night sleep makes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912267 Good Morning; Already been to the gym. I feel refreshed and positive. Talked to DD yesterday what a wonderful person. She is going to a wedding where my 3 year old grand child is the flower girl. She was given this gorgeous dress that bride gave her for GD. The perfect color and style the bride wanted. My DD says the dress has so many under skirts that my GD can not sit in a chair properly - she sort of bounces off the chair. Bride wants all these photos for her album and GD must pose... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 09:06:12 EST still uncluttering http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911762 Good Morning; I have thrown away a box of appraisals from my old job. Why I kept them I do not know. I also found my DS baby quilt my MIL made for him. It was in a plastic tub for safe keeping but I had forgotten where I put it. <em>243</em> <em>521</em> <em>247</em> My DS is very happy that I found it. DH just called and there was a reorg and he has a new manager. He hates things like this. Things were going so good- so I expect him to start this anxiety he gets when things li... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:14:35 EST My house looks like a daycare http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910621 Good afternoon; DH has been bringing down boxes from our 5 moves with our jobs. <BR> we saved quite a bit from our kids childhood toys. My Grand children can play with them now. They are quality toys: trikes, little tikes all sorts of toys. I am washing them. I have a sandbox that has a cover with all the toys, a wading pool. These quality plastic toys look like brand new. I am giving much to charity too. going up and down stairs to bring down boxes and sorting is burning calories. <e... Mon, 13 Apr 2015 14:53:30 EST what difference a day makes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909887 Good Morning; DH is inspired to sort out boxes in attic. I just did a very good workout at gym. DS called yesterday and we had a wonderful talk. He was upbeat and positive. <em>104</em> <em>243</em> <em>521</em> <em>306</em> I got into a pair of capris yesterday which was an entire size lower. What a mental boost! <BR> for today, I am having a wonderful positive day. Hope you are having a wonderful day!!! Get some exercise in today!!! Sun, 12 Apr 2015 11:31:57 EST Have a relaxing day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909363 Good Morning; I finally got DH back to Weight Watchers. He has gained 7 lbs. He has this bad habit of when we travel his plan goes out the window. I have learned that I can travel and stay on my program. I see him make bad food choices and I do not say anything, but it is so annoying. I thought with me being on program he would follow suit, but so far he has not followed. He just called from WW and said he is going to start again. I know I am not my brother's keeper, but it sure is a... Sat, 11 Apr 2015 11:04:53 EST Having a relaxing morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908808 Good Morning; Having a wonderful relaxing morning. I got a facetime call from DD and GS. He is such a smiley baby. DD is so excited b/c she is coming back for a visit. Since they closed on the house, she wants to start planning paint and she has to buy some furniture. She wants to do some shopping and planning trips. I know this visit will be easier on me. They were gone so much last time that she will help with kids. Her hubby will not be coming- he has other commitments. <em>22... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 10:04:51 EST saw my son's daughter this past weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908154 Good Morning; my son's daughter was wonderful to see. DH & I had a strategy to keep the visit positive so son could spend time with his daughter. I went over to ex and hugged her and thanked her for letting us see our grand daughter. This disarmed her immediately. My son thanked us. I told him that is what mature adults do is work through any angry feelings for the child. You are there to see your child not to fight with your ex. You need to keep a neutral environment to accomplish ... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 08:40:27 EST new low http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904078 Good Morning; I am at a new low in weight. I have not lost much but every oz counts. But the joy that I finally got beyond this weight range that I have been on for over 5 years. I would lose this same pounds over and then gain them back. But on the scale today, I went beyond this weight level. I am working the program the old fashion way: consumer less food than I do physical activity. I usually use stress as my excuse to break program. I have had lots of stress in this time, but I a... Thu, 2 Apr 2015 08:52:45 EST busy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903510 good Morning; Yesterday I cleaned, washed and sprayed every thing my grand kids touched. DH & I did not get pink eye. In fact the pink eye that my grand kids had was a mild form the pediatrician said. I have much to do to organize. <BR> Neighbor still sending emails about 3 per week. She must be so bored with her life. <BR> I did another 6 bags of leaves off my lawn yesterday. I know I am keeping busy b/c I feel better when I move. I am putting my program front and center. I read th... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 11:03:49 EST got a good night sleep http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902832 Good Morning; Got a wonderful night sleep. I am continuing my cleaning of my house after my kids left. I am doing a deep cleaning. My DD sent me text that they arrived home. I really admire how my DD chooses her "battles" with her DH. At the airport, SIL wanted to take the baby through pre-check TSA lines when he did not have the clearance. He wanted to try anyways; DD says to him I am going this way - the correct line for them. He soon sees that she is not going to follow so he com... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 09:15:36 EST so exhausted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902456 Good afternoon; daughter is gone until next trip near summer. I have been washing so much b/c of pink eye. Someone told me - why are you do all of this. by the time, they come back no virus will be alive. I did 6 loads yesterday but I still have to do all the toys, etc. Have you every heard that to just wait it out for a few weeks and the virus will be gone. <em>521</em> I am still on program and have lost weight. have a good evening. <em>521</em> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 16:33:26 EST I see my daughter juggling like I did http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900526 Good Morning; My DD has her hands full. The difference is that my DH was more helpful and easier to train. My SIL is not there yet. I stay out of their discussions but I know my DD will succeed with him. He wanted them to go to so many more daycares to check out when DD had already picked one out. Her criteria a challenging daycare-preschool for her children. SIL was closest to work. <em>243</em> DD got her way which was the right decision. But he is not satisfied but the paperwork... Fri, 27 Mar 2015 09:00:07 EST things very busy today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900079 Good afternoon; I went to the gym very early this morning TG. I came home and DD says baby has pink eye. We have gotten all the bedding and toys he touched disinfected and washed. I did not have a cup of coffee until 10:30. We took DD to urgent care b/c she said her eyes are red and itching. She got drops but they would not even look at baby too young. I am home with baby. DD and SIL looking at daycares. I am so glad that I did my exercise first thing this morning. Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:56:26 EST sister was sending me texts last night http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897946 Good Morning, this is the happiest time of my life with my grandkids. My sister last night starting sending texts that I do not care and nobody loves her. I responded kindly at first but then got impatient. I told her that I have my daughter here with grand kids here. I can not text now. But when you act like an adult and stop sending snotty texts, please contact me again. She says then I will not contact you again and when I die my daughter can tell you. <em>220</em> i do not f... Mon, 23 Mar 2015 07:30:25 EST watched a DVD about the area James Herriott loved http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897385 Good Morning; I got a DVD about the area in Northern England where the James Herriott books and TV series were located. What a beautiful area! I told DH we have to take a hike there some day. There are walking trails. <em>224</em> <BR> DD called and says every one is excited to come. We have our family room set up like a daycare. DD & SIL have many appts to do. I will have GD and GS. I plan to get to the gym b/4 they even wake up. I have to get to the grocery store and get stuff ... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 08:18:16 EST Having a low key day and feeling good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895339 Good afternoon; I been doing chores all morning. Now I am going to paint my bathroom cabinets with oil based paint. They need a new look. The original paint is oil based but white. It has yellowed some. I am going to replace it with oil based dark brown color. Any hints before I start. Have a good day. <BR> <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> Wed, 18 Mar 2015 15:17:06 EST yesterday was such a happy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894029 Good afternoon; DH and I went with my DS and his fiancée to see the venue for their wedding. My DS is engaged and really coming up with such great ideas and watching the cost. My DD called this morning. She offered her kids to be part of the ceremony- ringer bearer and flower girl. My DS was so pleased but DD did some things which I really appreciated. She wants her kids to be dressed up in Korean Hanboks. They are having a Korean wedding. My DD even offered to buy their wedding cake. ... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 14:37:58 EST busy day but going to gym first http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893192 Good Morning; Yesterday DS and fiancée put a deposit down on a venue for their wedding. He came back proud. I saw a happiness that I did not expect, but was glad I saw it. I was beginning to wonder if he would even get emotional about the wedding. The MOB is going overboard. She is paying for it and inviting most of the guests. They are her friends. I told DS that he will need to set boundaries on future MIL if she keeps this up. He says he knows. <em>337</em> Fiancée is a very ... Sun, 15 Mar 2015 07:49:02 EST about to go and do yardwork http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5892738 Good Morning; After my physical end of last month- My doctor put me on a weight loss program. She said you are not getting any younger-even though you exercise up to 6 days a week, you need to get weight off your joints. I have been on her diet for 1 week- doing good. I think she gave me the discipline to get going. She also told me that I have to work on reducing my stress. <em>247</em> DS is here. I put my foot in my mouth, when he announced his choice for his best man. He named a... Sat, 14 Mar 2015 10:47:44 EST Having a hard time waking up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891641 Good Morning; I have already been to the gym, but my mind is in a fog. I normally wake up really good and mind awake. I have to work on taxes today. I am still yawning even after a cup of coffee. <em>334</em> I am working hard to keep my stress level down. When I had a physical - my doctor told me to work on lowing stress this next year. I am going to just chill and wait for my mind to unfog. <BR> DD called last night she is coming soon and made plans for another trip before they mov... Thu, 12 Mar 2015 10:00:35 EST Asking for advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5891014 Good Morning; I finally got 3 emails from my niece who is caring for my sister who is dying of cancer. She is overwhelmed. Her mom is bitter and angry. she throws tantrum and calls names and yells at my niece. She has become more violent and starts throwing things. She has always been verbally abusive. I am so far away. She now resents me for getting out of a very abusive home life at 18. She took care of my mother for decades who was very abusive. I left home and never looked... Wed, 11 Mar 2015 10:08:10 EST got a call from doctor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5890326 Good Morning; I now have a UTI. From my physical the results came back, but I thought I had a yeast infection. Oh, well, now I am taking meds. I feel better but really never felt bad b/c I had this cold for over a week. I did go to the gym this morning. I was given a very powerful antibiotic. I remember a time when drugs were not so powerful. You were given less stronger Rx. I worry about a trend that seems to do the nuclear attack for everything now. <em>220</em> DD has been ... Tue, 10 Mar 2015 08:08:15 EST I am almost back to normal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5889092 Good Morning; This cold or whatever my GS gave me just took for a loop. My DH said to me that you are never sick. I am back going to the gym. Daylight savings time did not give me any problems this morning. I am taking Vitamin C supplement which helped greatly. <em>224</em> My niece and my sister are not answering emails, phone calls or texts. I do not have a problem with this b/c we just met this January after no contact for over 2 decades. I have learned that some people want hel... Sun, 8 Mar 2015 08:50:57 EST Feeling much better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5886166 Good Morning; I am feeling much better. I still have a little cough on occasion. I went back to the gym and did a light program. It felt good to be back. I still have no taste buds so I am not very hungry. I am drinking tea. My DD called and said they put a contract on a house. One my SIL found the last day. It never even came on the market. They are hoping things work out for this one. It will be nice to have my grand kids local. Have a good day! <em>224</em> <em>247</em... Tue, 3 Mar 2015 10:44:41 EST not feeling too well http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884725 Good Morning; GS came with a running nose and congestion. Now Nana has the same. I had a cough last night. I did not get much sleep. Was planning to start exercising, but have decided to stay in and stay warm. <em>24</em> I am going to take a hot bath. I want to wash all the baby stuff and get ready for their return. They are coming back to look for a house in the future. It is going to be a busy time. My neighbor has stopped sending emails. I was feeling guilty b/c she does no... Sun, 1 Mar 2015 10:14:39 EST What a past couple of days? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5884213 Good Morning; My GS came into town with his dad - 6 months old. what a delightful baby. I had forgotten how exhausting a baby can be. I did not get a chance at all to go to the gym when he was here, but just carrying him all over was a strength training. He is 19 lbs. I was busy from 5 am until 7:30 pm while he was here. His dad would stay up late and talk with DH. He asked if I would come and get the baby in the morning so he could get more sleep. I told DH that next time they com... Sat, 28 Feb 2015 11:19:20 EST continuing marathon deep cleaning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5880426 Good Morning; Just came back from gym. taking a break and then back to the deep cleaning weekend. DH is helping and doing a great job. Too great- he likes to keep showing me what he has done so I have to stop what I am doing to give him praise. <BR> Whatever! He is cleaning and doing the bathrooms which I hate. They are no where near the level of dirt when my kids were living at home. But I like to do a really deep clean every so often. I am not OCD or anything. I lived in Europe fo... Sun, 22 Feb 2015 10:35:29 EST women's heart disease http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879902 Good Morning; I was watching a video yesterday. Rosey O'Donnell had a heart attack some months ago. She is trying to get the word out for heart disease in women. She says the symptoms are different than men for heart attacks. <BR> She came up with a way to remember. HEPPP Heat, exhaustion, pain, pale and puke. She goes into a routine to remember this. She did not know the symptoms and her doctor does not know how she survived. I thought I would share the symptoms. have a good day.... Sat, 21 Feb 2015 11:49:26 EST Doing much house work today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5879308 Good Morning; I have a huge list to do to get ready for GS. I have to get the crib, high chair and playpen out. This is stuff would have had to do in about a month or so, but my SIL is coming much sooner than we expected. <em>243</em> I am really looking forward to babysitting my GS. I wish my GD was coming too. DD could not coming due to work so SIL bringing baby to give my DD less to do b/c she still commutes to the city. <em>521</em> My exercise is going to be my housework to... Fri, 20 Feb 2015 10:23:56 EST setting boundaries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5878819 Good afternoon: What a busy time coming up! SIL coming with my GS - he is coming to look at houses. DD can't come due to her job so she is sending her DH with my GS. He was planning to come at a time that DH & I had plans already. We told DD about the plans so she moved the trip to another time to accommodate our plans. <em>224</em> I am looking forward to it. It will be a short time but I will have my GS to babysit while he is here. We are organizing a grocery store for my GD when... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 14:18:56 EST when you see a disaster blooming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877930 Good Morning; just got an email from my niece. My sister is now planning a wedding for her daughter b/4 she dies. My niece is 21 and boyfriend is really not very motivated. I was not impressed when I met him. But her mom has been married 3x so she is following the pattern of her mom. I just have to stay out of the decision - it is their lives. To break the cycle - one needs counseling. <em>220</em> I guess I will be the person she will go to when her life turns into something th... Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:33:23 EST Oh well I tried to help - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5877342 Good Morning; You can not tell old dogs new tricks. I went to see my sister who is dying. I met her daughter. For the last two weeks, it has been like pulling teeth to get any feedback from them. they do not answer their phone - texting is short with no information. I have decided to pull back. Both of them have such poor communication skills. I have a full plate at home so I am going to let them come to me. I was going to visit again. I have decided to just drop the situation. ... Tue, 17 Feb 2015 10:22:21 EST Very busy weekend with more secrets coming out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5876659 Good Morning; Have been exercising daily. today I am taking a day off from gym. <BR> I am doing much needed household chores. DS and GF came home this weekend. <BR> My DS is doing much by my standards. DS can not see it yet. I do. Dr changed his meds about 3 weeks ago and it took him for a loop. <em>198</em> He has adjusted. <BR> DD did not get the house they put a bid on. They will have to keep looking. <BR> DH was in a mood yesterday so I made him go on a walk. He was much bet... Mon, 16 Feb 2015 10:01:13 EST Program good and strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5873751 Good Morning; I can tell that stress can get me down temporary, but I can recover when I put myself and my program first. I have decided that stress has to become my friend - maybe a bad friend at times, but I learn from each stress occurrence. <BR> Latest is my DS and his ex. She is such a wacko. I told DS- I am not spending the rest of my life trying to deal with her b/c of your child. He wanted me to call another lawyer for him. I told him it is his call to contact a lawyer. It ... Wed, 11 Feb 2015 09:31:37 EST That scale!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5872366 Good Morning; I awoke very positive and I wanted to weigh in. I do not weigh daily. I have been doing exercise and had a very active weekend. I have been tracking. I know I should not worry about the scale of the results. <BR> I got on the scale and I gained - nearly 2lbs. It took me for a loop. I know it could be muscle and it probably is, but I was hoping to see a movement downward. Why do I get my hopes up on that ridiculous scale. I have regrouped and just will try to ignore ... Mon, 9 Feb 2015 09:16:41 EST Today is going to be a great day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870552 Good Morning; I know I have much stress, but I also have much joy. I do not let myself get down too long. DD called and told me that SIL taking job locally in our area. DH & I are planning a surprise for GD for her birthday. Now that they are moving here, we are getting her a BBQ grill set for her birthday and we will not have to mail it. We were discussing what to get GD for her birthday just last night. <em>104</em> DD has an offer on a house near us. DH & I love it, but we are g... Fri, 6 Feb 2015 09:04:18 EST Things calmer with sister http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5870082 Good afternoon: got to gym already. Talked with niece. Sister calm, but bored. <BR> Niece is taking her out for a ride this weekend. when I was there, she did not want to do anything except watch TV. The trailer issue did not come up so niece dropping subject. Trailer in isolated country area and my niece does not want to be that far from civilization. I told her to take one day at a time. <em>243</em> Sister has no taste buds from all the radiation she has been through. She ... Thu, 5 Feb 2015 13:00:52 EST