NKING1982's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NKING1982 NKING1982'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/ Day 1.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899512 Well here goes nothing, starting over with day 1 <BR> <BR> Start eating healthier and track food <BR> Breakfast- Turkey stick, cheese, OJ and plain waffle <BR> Lunch-Salad with turkey and light dressing, diet pepsi <BR> Dinner- eerrr......not sure yet...... <BR> <BR> Control my drinking, no more 6+ drinks per night <BR> Tonight i'm going to try for 0-3 beers only (just to start) <BR> <BR> Exercising.......eventually my starting goal is at least 4 times a week 20-40 min... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:53:03 EST It's good to be back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899499 It has probably been over 4-5 months since i have been on SP.....or exercised....or ate healthy.....or went more than a couple of nights without drinking. <BR> I have gained 20 lbs! None of my clothes fit anymore. I have stretched and ripped just about everything i own. And i have decided that it's time that I make some changes. <BR> I still use my vapor instead of smoking cigarettes (one of the best decisions i have ever made....so far). But it's time to start making other changes. <BR> -I ... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 14:23:39 EST New September Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5773341 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2074973954.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is me every time! September goal.....SLOOOWWWW DOOOWWWWNNN!!!! <BR> Maybe drink 1-2 times a week in moderation (1-3 drinks) versus 6+ drinks every night. Thu, 4 Sep 2014 12:29:58 EST New Hair Color http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724088 Yes, i know, i still don't have any pics of myself on here. I will someday. <BR> <BR> So i haven't dyed my hair in over 11 years, but i really wanted a change. So here is what i came up with. The dark hair is natural, i just added some red Ombre. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1893472011.jpg"> Mon, 23 Jun 2014 11:56:14 EST Minecraft Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720573 My daughter is turning 7 this year and wants a Minecraft themed birthday party. She is obsessed with Minecraft and i do mean obsessed. I have some really great ideas. And since everything is square it's going to be easy to make decorations instead of buying them. For those that are familiar with the game, this is what i have for food: <BR> <BR> Sticks-Pretzel sticks <BR> Gates-Pretzel (the square ones) <BR> Wood Planks-Graham crackers <BR> Fish-Goldfish crackers <BR> Lava-Red Jello Blocks <B... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 10:57:41 EST Happy Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714283 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l256666072.jpg"> <BR> (as much as i don't "love" exercising, it still feels great afterwards) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1707280916.jpg"> <BR> (this made me smile) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1326901670.jpg"> <BR> (a couple of years ago, i started P90X and started seeing results within a couple of weeks. Some day i will have the time and energy to do it again) <BR> <BR> I... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 14:36:24 EST Everyday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5712021 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1362674596.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I think i do this everyday. I really need to get motivated to get my ass off the couch and move. Fri, 6 Jun 2014 10:48:13 EST Feeling Great!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710595 Been AF and Cigarette Free since Friday. And i feel awesome! <BR> <BR> Breakfast=426 calories <BR> Homemade Protein Coffee drink (so yummy) <BR> Some regular coffee <BR> 2 turkey meat sticks (where most my calories came from) <BR> (i will work on getting fruit in next time <em>24</em> ) <BR> <BR> Lunch=580 calories <BR> Homemade fruit salad (so yummy and i got my fruit in) <BR> Homemade Italian pasta salad (never thought i would ever eat black olives) <BR> Cheddar Bratwurst (okay, not to... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 13:50:47 EST Wish i was a stay at home mom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709881 Had some issues with finding daycare for my oldest. (my youngest goes to my MIL's, but long story short, my MIL doesn't watch my oldest) Anyway, we got it covered now, but i had to take yesterday and today off to stay at home with them. <BR> <BR> It's been AWESOME! House is clean, dishes are done, laundry is done. Been planning healthier snacks and meals. Even tried some new things. Yesterday, i made cinnamon and sugar chips in the oven using tortilla shells. Made fries in the oven out of p... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 16:20:15 EST Spread the laughter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705323 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1899825675.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l113550687.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1803862927.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l681399108.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l796035647.jpg"> <BR> Wed, 28 May 2014 15:24:24 EST Camping this weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699110 Every year i try to drag my kids and hubby out to go camping for memorial weekend. And this year we have lots of friends and family going too. <BR> But it's kind of hard to eat healthy when everybody has snacks, pop, alcohol, treats,....pretty much all junk. So this year i am making a menu plan (that is somewhat healthy) and sticking with it. Here is what i got so far: <BR> <BR> Friday Dinner-Light Beef Hot dogs, Turkey Hamburgers, (pre-sliced) grilled potatoes, Beans <BR> <BR> Saturday Br... Tue, 20 May 2014 10:00:08 EST Starting over...again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693311 Last drink of alcohol: 5/10 <BR> Last cigarette: 5/10 (still using vaper) <BR> Last time i stayed within my calorie goals: so long i can't remember <BR> Last time i exercised: so long i can't remember <BR> <BR> It's a new day, a new week, making changes <BR> <BR> Hope everyone has a great day! Mon, 12 May 2014 10:56:29 EST This is not moderation... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5691313 5/1 MOD <BR> 5/2 MOD <BR> 5/3 DD <BR> 5/4 AF <BR> 5/5 MOD <BR> 5/6 MOD <BR> 5/7 MOD <BR> <BR> I say MOD but what i really should put is DD. I know that moderation varies for everyone. And everyone has their own definition of DD. To me it was Dead Drunk. But just because i'm not hung over doesn't mean i drank in moderation. I really need to cut down! My drinking has gotten worse. My idea of moderation is around 6 drinks....okay most the time it's more. When it really should be 1-2 drinks. Eno... Fri, 9 May 2014 12:41:26 EST I hate Doctors http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5683188 So i really hate going to the Dr.s but i still go once a year for my physical. I usually show up with a l long list of issues. One of my main issues was the bloating and stomach issues. Well i had a gluten test done, and good news, no gluten allergy. So i can't help but to wonder wth is wrong. We did other blood test too and everything came out good. <BR> <em>15</em> <BR> <BR> I have been on the depo shot and haven't had a period for about a year. Until recently.....I had one that laste... Tue, 29 Apr 2014 13:10:04 EST Decisions Decisions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5677922 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1717874579.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1106569392.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I hope everybody is having a great day! Tue, 22 Apr 2014 13:05:06 EST Need new clothes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5673497 So my dryer has decided to shrink my clothes and my scale is broke.....okay so maybe it's just me. <BR> <em>15</em> <BR> Well I am now down to two good pairs of jeans that i wear at work. I have been wearing my old holey jeans on the weekends. We are a little tight on money right now, so i'm trying to make them last until summer. <BR> <BR> Today me and some friends were out smoking a cigarette on break and the wind was very strong. We were all finished and started walking back inside, wh... Wed, 16 Apr 2014 10:53:17 EST Stressed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672726 So my car was pretty much falling apart and wasn't safe to drive, especially with kids in it. So we bought a new car. It was more than what we planned, but we are happy with it. Even though it's $300 a month. <BR> <BR> Saturday, I got a letter saying they are garnishing my wages. Ahhhhhhh! This is from a Hamilton's Funeral Home bill from 2005. (my mom had passed away and i was a 23 year old single mom at the time, and no help at all from family) So there is another $275-$300 out of my payche... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 10:44:11 EST Need a laugh? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672094 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l356682323.jpg"> <BR> Been a stressful day, hope these put a smile on your face too <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l326330581.jpg"> <BR> But it really does help... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1526507548.jpg"> <BR> This one is totally me! Mon, 14 Apr 2014 14:24:42 EST Every damn time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5667288 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/8/l78997728.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I know im not the only one. It seems like i do so great during the day at work. I plan my meals, i walk my steps, make good choices. But as soon as i get home, i eat too much (most of it junk) and somehow my ass gets stuck to the couch for the rest of the night. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1921968522.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yes these are def my top 5 exercises! <BR> <BR> <img src="http... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 10:51:33 EST Guilty http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5652328 I was AF since Saturday, this was a big step for me. So last night i decided to have 1 or 2 drinks. This turned into 4 very strong drinks.....on an empty stomach. Not a smart choice at all. <BR> This morning i said screw it and stopped at Burger King and got a meal. Not a smart choice either. I'm still pretty hung over, but i WILL exercise today, at least get some more stair stepping in. Tonight i had plans to go out with some friends, it's a kid free night, but i'm not so sure now. <BR> <... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 11:03:20 EST Getting back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646854 So far so good? well, not too bad anyway...One step at a time <BR> Day #2 of Alcohol Free <BR> Day #4 of Gluten Free <BR> (still working on cutting back on smoking) <BR> <BR> Exercise: <BR> 3/10-I walked steps for 10 minutes. Well i haven't done this since January, so it didn't go as planned. Two minutes into it, i was already coughing, sweating and out of breath. Then got a cramp in my leg at 10 min, so i stopped. (this is pretty sad considering i used to go 20 min 3 x a day) I also did a 1... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 10:20:49 EST I'm back http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5644541 Well i haven't been on SP since January. It's been kind of a rough last few months. I have been slacking big time, so it's time to get back on track. Mon, 10 Mar 2014 13:59:25 EST Getting to Know Me- the ABCs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5601172 A is for Age: 31 <BR> B is for Booze: Wine (lately) <BR> C is for Car: White Cavalier (getting a bigger better call this spring) <BR> D is for Dad's name: Kenneth <BR> E is for Ego: not sure what to say <BR> F is for Favorite song or music: Alternative <BR> G is for Goof off thing to do: Just hanging out with my silly friends is goofy enough <BR> H is for Hometown: Des Moines, IA <BR> I is for IQ: no idea <BR> J is for Jam or Jelly you like: neither really <BR> K is for Kids: two girls, Alan... Tue, 21 Jan 2014 11:27:33 EST Weekend plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597063 Tonight my nephew is spending the night. Then tomorrow my daughter is going to his house for the night. We both needed sitters, so we switched days with the kids. My daughter already has all the meals, snacks and activities planned lol. <BR> Saturday is my work holiday party. It starts with drinks and appetizers, then dinner and more drinks, then opening presents and prizes and more drinks. Soooooo..... i will have to limit myself on food and drinks. It makes it really hard when everything i... Fri, 17 Jan 2014 13:38:01 EST Gluten Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586702 I have been gluten free since Sunday, and I think I can see a difference already. My stomach swells after eating meals, and it hasn't ever since. I switched from my usual 6 beers, to 2-3 glasses of wine and I didn't wake up looking 5 months pregnant. I have NOT noticed a difference in my tiredness or fatigue yet, but I will give it 2 more weeks. So far so good. <BR> <BR> This is a very busy week at work, so we get food catered to us. Today is a pasta bar (not gluten free). So my boss is lett... Wed, 8 Jan 2014 10:18:03 EST Stomach Issues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585806 So i have always had stomach issues since i was a kid. When i was 14 i had ulcers. A few years ago i found out i had H-Pylori. And I still have issues with my stomach to this day. Every time i went to the Dr they would tell me i was just bloated and/or constipated and it was nothing to worry about. Well I realllllly hate going to the Dr., so i only go once a year (usually for my free physical and a pap) The last time i went, they said my blood sugar level was really low but I tested negative ... Tue, 7 Jan 2014 15:04:10 EST Goals and New Years Resolutions....no thanks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579292 Every month and sometimes days I make a list of goals that i never follow. So when it came to making a list of New Years resolutions, I said screw it. Making goals may work for some people but not me. I need to just take it day by day, even hour by hour and just make better decisions. <BR> <BR> This is our busiest month at work, so for the rest of this week and next week, we have the option to eat what is catered and get right back to work. This means we get paid overtime for working throug... Thu, 2 Jan 2014 11:21:49 EST Time to get moving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575562 Well I am back to work from my little vacation. I didn't eat healthy. I didn't control my drinking or smoking. Didn't track any of my food. And i didn't exercise once. So it's time to get back into the routine of things and get my ass moving. No excuses! Mon, 30 Dec 2013 11:18:46 EST Happy Holidays http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571089 Happy Holidays, no matter how you celebrate! <BR> <em>442</em> <em>443</em> <em>444</em> <em>445</em> <em>446</em> <em>460</em> <em>447</em> <em>499</em> <em>500</em> <em>501</em> <em>425</em> <BR> <BR> Everyone have wonderful week! Tue, 24 Dec 2013 11:33:05 EST Friday...oh how i've missed you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5568649 Woohoo it's Friday! Well i told myself i wouldn't drink during the weekdays anymore. I usually drink a 6 pack of beer every thursday. Last thursday i was able to stay AF, but last night i bought 6 pack, but only drank 4 instead of the normal 6. I didn't reach my goal, but it is an improvement. <BR> Next week i work Monday then i have the rest of the week off. I have never taken more than 2 days off of work at a time and that was because my kids were sick. So I am realllllly excited! But i ha... Fri, 20 Dec 2013 11:25:42 EST Failed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562914 I give up. I thought i could quit drinking and smoking cold turkey. But it doesn't look like it's gong to happen. The nicotine gum i got is giving me tummy aches, turning my mouth yellow, taste like crap and doesn't fill the need like i though it would. I have been so stressed lately. My husband and i are not getting along. And i feel like I'm going crazy. I haven't had a cigarette since monday, but i think i might have one today and start over again. I haven't had a drink since Saturday, but... Thu, 12 Dec 2013 13:06:54 EST Last drink 12/7 Last cig 12/9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5562019 So i got to thinking, and maybe i am trying to quit too much at once. I'm starting to get the feeling that i am going to cave any day now. BUT I'm still sticking with my plan. I am keeping myself busy at night so that i dont drink. And i bought some Cinnamon Zonnic Gum to help me with the cigarette cravings. So far so good. <BR> Thursdays are usually my drinking days because we have no kids. So i need to come up with a plan. And both kids will be gone all weekend which means my friends and f... Wed, 11 Dec 2013 10:06:47 EST The jokes on you http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5561242 So i told my friends and family that i have decided to quit smoking and drinking. The reaction from everyone was pretty much the same. They all laughed but when they found that i was serious they all said "good for you, i will support you no matter what" (while they were still laughing). I know i have made this promise before, but i am determined to stick with it this time. And their laughter will only make me push harder to achieve my goals. <BR> <BR> Last drink-12/7/13 <BR> Last cigarett... Tue, 10 Dec 2013 11:40:30 EST I QUIT! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5560445 I obviously cannot control myself and can't learn to moderate, so I QUIT! (but in a good way) <BR> <BR> 1. I am quitting smoking <BR> 2. I am quitting drinking <BR> 3. I am quitting fast food <BR> 4. I am quitting pop <BR> 5. I am quitting junk food <BR> <BR> This is not starting tomorrow or next week or the 1st of the month. This is NOW! <BR> I think drinking is the hardest bad habit for me to quit. I can't do it in moderation, so i need to quit. The day after drinking i am so regretful. ... Mon, 9 Dec 2013 11:06:51 EST Drinking in moderation? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5558299 What is moderation? I know it differs with everybody. And for me it was always less than 6 beers. I can drink a 6 pack and still feel fine the next day. But here lately that is not the case. Maybe it's just me getting older,i'm really not sure. <BR> But last night after my 4th beer I was already starting to feel drunk. So i decided to eat some food. (not the best choice of food) but my hubby and i were doing some shopping and decided to get Popeyes Chicken on our way home. I felt much better... Fri, 6 Dec 2013 10:43:16 EST Another month, another clean start? again.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5556920 Goals are pretty similar to every other month, hoping that i actually reach them this time: <BR> 1. At least 15 AF days and no DD days <BR> 2. Exercise at least 5 days out of the week, at least 20 minutes a day <BR> 3. Cut back on smoking, still trying to quit <BR> 4. Track all foods, including weekends <BR> 5. (new one) cut back on pop, been drinking a lot since turkey day <BR> 6. Go back to making healthier choices (no more candy, chips and fast food) <BR> <BR> It seems like ever since Tha... Wed, 4 Dec 2013 15:49:17 EST Happy Pre-Turkey Day Everybody! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5551386 My sisters are coming over later tonight to help me prepare some food. I'm sure we will have a few drinks, so hopefully i can limit myself.....NO I HAVE to limit myself. It's Thanksgiving tomorrow and i will NOT be hungover on a holiday. <BR> Tomorrow me, the hubby and kids are going to visit my dad and his family. Then we are going to visit my sister. Then possibly my in-laws and maybe another family. I have a feeling I am going to be verryyyy tired. <BR> And i WILL also limit my food intak... Wed, 27 Nov 2013 09:41:30 EST This is so me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5550674 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l18180579.jpg"> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 11:24:25 EST Ooops did it again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5546993 I did it again <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> For some reason, yesterday i really wanted a beer, so i stopped at the store on my way home from work and bought a 12 pack. I stuck with my goal of no more than 6. But then i got hungry. So i had a couple of beers then had dinner, had a couple more beers and made pizza rolls. Then had a couple more beers and just started snacking on everything. I stopped myself when my husband came into the kitchen and saw me rolling up slices of bologna and cheese and ... Thu, 21 Nov 2013 13:48:31 EST Enough with the music, it's not even Turkey Day yet! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5545335 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l158659293.jpg"> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 14:28:52 EST alcohol+munchies=regret http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5535856 So I have been AF for 5 days in a row, so i figured last night (our night without kids) i was going to have a few. Well of course a few turned into 5 (better than my usual 6+). But i was okay with this. But i didn't really eat dinner (just went straight for the bottle) so after 5 beers i was quite hungry. I told myself I would just have a little snack. Well a little snack turned into much more <em>39</em> <BR> I don't know what happened. I started off with a serving of Sanitas (tortilla c... Fri, 8 Nov 2013 13:51:55 EST November Goals-Get Motivated! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529336 -at LEAST 15 AF days (more if possible) <BR> -track food on the weekends (every single drop, dip, sip and bite) <BR> -make healthier choices on the weekends (I need to make a list of substitutes and put it on the fridge) <BR> -exercise at least 15 minutes a day, EVERYDAY (including weekends, I need to start taking my dog for walks/jogs again) <BR> -cut back on smoking......again (eventually quit, might try using the patches again) <BR> -no more fast food or gas station junk (I'm addicted to c... Fri, 1 Nov 2013 14:16:15 EST No Motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5529092 I was walking steps for 20 minutes at a time, 2-4 times, every day. But then i got sick and took a few days off. That was a couple of weeks ago and i have lost the motivation ever since. I need to get back into the routine of working out too, im slacking big time. Fri, 1 Nov 2013 09:50:28 EST Happy Halloween http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5528259 I just love halloween, had so much fun taking all the kids out trick or treating last night. And today everybody at work is having a costume contest. Hope everyone has a fun and spooky Halloween! Thu, 31 Oct 2013 11:08:42 EST Birthday/Get well party for my niece http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5526610 In March of 2012 I got a life changing message from a sister i never knew i had. We had the same dads but different moms. My dad says yes it's possible that he is the father but we will never know, and has nothing to do with her. Long story short, me and my sister have grown very very close. They have been there for me more than my own family have ever been. When i met my newly found family for the first time my sister explained that her daughter has Sickle Cell. At the time, i knew nothing a... Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:43:17 EST Sober Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5523802 Woohoo, i didn't drink last night and i made it to my goal of 15 AF days in a month for the first time. I feel great not being hungover. Last night me and the girls went to visit my mom and dad. They got costumes for the girls for halloween and had to show them all the cool halloween stuff they got. Then we went to my sisters (who has 5 kids) and they all got to play together. It was pretty late by the time we got home, and i decided i wasn't going to drink. And they wore me out so much i dec... Sat, 26 Oct 2013 10:31:46 EST ADD?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5522376 Both of my kids have always had an issue with staying on track. They get distracted very easily. A few years ago i got a call from my oldest's (angelina) teacher hinting at putting her on medication to help her concentrate. This really ticked me off because i do not believe in giving kids meds for something like that. <BR> So last week i had a conference with Angelina's 4th grade teacher and she said the same thing. I was very upset but i kept my cool. She is getting A's and B's in every sub... Thu, 24 Oct 2013 14:30:12 EST Some day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5520532 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l145675101.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Some day i will get to the point where they dont clap, or wear out all my jeans Tue, 22 Oct 2013 16:16:00 EST New Barcade-can't wait to go again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5517032 My oldest daughter went to her dads last night and my youngest went to Nana's, so my hubby and i tried something new, a barcade. It's a new place that opened up downtown and it's a Bar/Arcade for adults. They had all the old games like space invaders, original kong, original mario, pacman, Knock out, house of the dead, pinball machines, and just tons of old games. They also had 2 giant sized Jenga games and a huge connect 4 game. (And when i say giant, i mean the pieces are huge) They have an... Fri, 18 Oct 2013 14:01:25 EST Another busy weekend..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5510661 Well here we go, another busy weekend. And i have some kind of cold type sinus thingy. I never get sick, in fact nobody can remember the last time i even had a cold or anything. It's been years! <BR> <BR> Today i work from 730am-3pm then I'm going to the hospital to visit my dad (well kind of like my dad). Him and my mom were doing a poker charity run on their motorcycle and they crashed. They are okay but he shattered his shoulder and having surgery today, so I'm going to visit him after wo... Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:42:35 EST