NOTSOFLUFFYDAD's SparkPeople Blog NOTSOFLUFFYDAD's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community A new beginning It was so great to meet my nutritionist yesterday. Kari is a great person with a wonderful personality. I know she will be an iintegral part of my weight loss success after my surgery. Tue, 24 May 2016 13:58:57 EST International Convention of Jehovah's Witnesses PIctures Here are some pictures I have from our International Convention in Seattle, Wa. USA from July 4-6, 2014. Some are just delegates, some have my daughter with delegates, one has my oldest son and my youngest daughter and then there is one of me with a hat I borrowed from my friend Johnathon who is a spanish brother. I hope you enjoy them! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 15:54:22 EST House Pictures <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 16:58:56 EST Still Alive It has been a long time since I have logged into SP and a LOT has changed and happened in our life. <BR> <BR> End of June, we made a huge move, ,a whole 55 miles LOL south, to a little town in the foothills of the cascade mountains smack dab in the middle of Mt Rainier and Mt St Helens. We are absolutely THRILLED with the decision! Our new house that we are buying is for the most part great. There have been a few minor things that have had to be fixed so far, but that's what you expect when ... Fri, 20 Sep 2013 00:35:28 EST Day 247-249 Just checking in to let everyone know we are doing fine. Very tired!! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is our moving sale and then next Saturday we move to our new house. Sat, 22 Jun 2013 01:07:45 EST Day 246 Been another busy day. <BR> <BR> Went and did a little shopping. Vame home and did some more sorting and packing. <BR> <BR> I am sore and ready for bed though. Wed, 19 Jun 2013 00:47:35 EST Day 244 and 245 Done some packing and today we got the paperwork for our new house. SO EXCITED! <BR> Tue, 18 Jun 2013 00:46:59 EST Day 243 Sorting, Packing, Laundry, Sorting, Packing, Laundry, Graduation Party, Laundry...... Have a great night Sun, 16 Jun 2013 01:29:14 EST Day 242 I went to school for the last day with my daughter and said goodbye to all the staff that I have enjoyed working with this year. Came home and started working on the garage to get ready for our move. Tami works tomorrow so me and the kids have the day together, so I will see what I can get into to get packed while Tami is gone. <BR> <BR> Have a good night! Sat, 15 Jun 2013 00:54:12 EST Day 241 Well, I know some of you are waiting..... WE GOT THE HOUSE!!!! We will have the contract on Monday and will be moved in by July 1st, yep just that fast!! We are super excited, super nervous, super scared and super every other emotion. <BR> <BR> Will keep you posted as we progress!! Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:36:00 EST Day 240 Ministry check <BR> <BR> Play date at the sons school check <BR> <BR> homemade chinese food check <BR> <BR> exhausted check <BR> <BR> have a good night <BR> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 01:03:16 EST Day 239 Well... it was bound to happen.... my streak ended yesterday at 238 days. I don't know why I didn't log in and spin the wheel because I tracked some things yesterday. It's ok though. <BR> <BR> Things have been so busy around here!! Between ministry, my wife working, school getting out this Friday and looking for a new place to call our home, time has just flown by. We are going tonight to meet with the owner of the house we hope to get and to see the inside of it to make sure it will fit our... Tue, 11 Jun 2013 16:38:00 EST Day 237 Not a lot to report today. Meeting was wonderful, did some studying, went to the store. preparing my mind for Tuesday when we meet with the homeowner, have a good night Mon, 10 Jun 2013 00:16:07 EST Day 236 So today, The family went for an adventure drive. We drove over to the town of Morton, which is zn hour and fifteen minutes south of us. It was a most beautiful, peaceful drive that we all enjoyed immensely. Wonderful scenery!! We went there to look at a house that we have been looking at online for a week now. The pictures were nice, but seeing it in person was so much better! We fell in love with it and will be driving back on Tuesday evening to meet with the owner. We are not getting our h... Sun, 9 Jun 2013 00:55:41 EST Day 235 I was really tired today...All the stuff going on makes me tired. Between my physical issues, my mental issues and stress looking for a simpler house, I am thoroughly whipped! Now I'm ready to head to bed, tomorrow we're taking a drive to somewhere we've never to been to check out a house that looks interesting on line. Should be a nice adventure! Sat, 8 Jun 2013 01:22:45 EST Day 234 Down for the count with my back for the day today. Looked at a couple houses. Hope tomorrow I am feeling better Fri, 7 Jun 2013 01:13:39 EST Day 233 Haed another great day in the ministry.... until the headache hit like a freight train..... pushed through it for the last 2 hours though. Came home and fiddled around for a bit then went to the grocery store to get a few things. Went for a walk to the bus stop and by the time I got home, I could barely walk from the pain in my back. I pushed through it long enough to water my flower garden. Cooked dinner for the fam, Pork Ribs, Mashed taters and corn on the cob. Now I am getting ready to tak... Thu, 6 Jun 2013 00:47:42 EST Day 232 Been a long day, very successful, but long. Time to go to bed, ministry bright early again tomorrow Tue, 4 Jun 2013 23:57:08 EST Day 231 Not much doin today. did laundry and not much else. Lots of ministry the next 3 days! Tue, 4 Jun 2013 00:31:30 EST Day 230 As this Sunday evening comes to an end, I am in constant prayer. We are searching for a single story home that is in this same area. This would be better for my back and keep our kids in the same school district maybe. I know God's will has always taken place in our life and it will again. Gonna call it a night as tomorrow starts a new week. Mon, 3 Jun 2013 00:03:47 EST Day 229 Have my son and grandsons here for the weekend... helps me forget about what ails me for just a little while Sun, 2 Jun 2013 00:11:22 EST Day 228 Well... it was a busy day. <BR> <BR> The morning started getting the kids off to school, then off to see the pain dr. The stimulator tech was there to adjust my settings again. He gae me two additional settings so I can o back and forth. I have coverage, but im still hurting. I added to that pain when I weed eated the yard today, but it had to be done. Anyway, after the adjustment, the dr came in to talk to me. questions, answers, and him poking at my back, neck and hips. I told him about th... Sat, 1 Jun 2013 01:27:05 EST Day 227 Can I get a side order of major depression added to my plate please? UGH!!! I did go to the meeting and I feel a little better. See the pain dr tomorrow Fri, 31 May 2013 01:55:43 EST Day 226 I was not able to go out in my ministry today. My back has taken a turn for the worse. The feeling I use to have prior to getting my implant is slowly re-introducing itself. The extreme fatigue is also setting in. Been under a lot of stress as well. I now have no feeling in my right foot and my lower right calf. I see the pain dr on friday and have a nerve test on the 24th. I need all the prayers i can get. Thu, 30 May 2013 01:07:58 EST Day 225 Great day in service. As the day wore on, the body started revolting. see day 226 Thu, 30 May 2013 01:05:49 EST Day 224 Been a lazy day except for laundry, tomorrow it's back to normal schedules. Make good choices and have a great day tomorrow! Mon, 27 May 2013 23:16:05 EST Day 223 Another rather lazy day. Had a great spirtual feeding today, tomorrow not doing much either hoping my back eases up. Sun, 26 May 2013 23:48:34 EST Day 222 Had a wonderful anniversary day with my wittle Boo! We thoroughly enjoyed our day alone!! Sun, 26 May 2013 01:17:26 EST Day 221 Today was my relax as much as possible day. <BR> Tomorrow is our wedding anniversary. Sat, 25 May 2013 00:24:03 EST Day 220 Today was my third day in a row of getting up 430am for early morning ministry. I need a day off, so tomorrow I am sleeping in if possible. kids are out of school for a 4 day weekend. Saturday is our wedding anniversary. I'm exhausted, so i will stop here, good night. Fri, 24 May 2013 01:21:35 EST Day 219-Not again I didn't blog last night, frankly because I was kind of out of it mentally and yesterday was not a very good day. <BR> <BR> The day started out yesterday with early morning witnessing and then it was off to the dr where things took a turn. As you all know, I had the pain stimulator put in almost exactly a year ago and I have been able to accomplish so much since then. However, my pain is returning after having to leave the gym early on Monday. Also, my right foot has gone numb. So I went to ... Wed, 22 May 2013 23:56:27 EST Day 218 I was too out of it to blog last night, so I will catch you up tonight Wed, 22 May 2013 17:11:04 EST Day 217 Today was another mixed bag of tricks. <BR> <BR> Went to the gym and ad a good workout going until I felt a twinge followed by pain in my back. Came home and got cleaned up, then headed out to run some errands. Suddenly, Tami says she has to pull over because she cant see. I drove to finish our errands although I wanted to bring her home first, she insisted we finish what we needed to do. By the time we got home, she ran in the house with the worst migraine and lost her breakfast. She has sp... Tue, 21 May 2013 00:20:53 EST Day 216 Wow how did that happen??? It says I didn't blog yesterday, but I was active on SP so my streak continues!! I have been so busy with spiritual responsibilities, studying, ministry and meeting, I just don't have time for much else anymore. Today was another great day!! Tomorrow is gym for me probably by myself because Tam is still pretty sick. Ministry this coming week on 4 days and preparing for this weeks responsibilities. Have a good night! Sun, 19 May 2013 23:30:13 EST Day 214 Today was my day at home. <BR> <BR> A lot going on in the household today, was definitely going to be a busy day! Day started with the kids getting off to school and my wittle Boo leaving to go take her mom to the doctor. The house all to myself, taking the day off and just relaxing sounded great..... for those of you who know me, you know that wasn't happening! It lasted all of 5 minutes, then I got up and got busy. Friday is always laundry day, but today I only had 5 loads to do... only he... Sat, 18 May 2013 00:21:05 EST Day 213 Site was down all day yesterday, so I had to write something to keep my streak going!! I will write tonight to catch up on stuff!! Fri, 17 May 2013 10:26:07 EST Day 212 I am not as young as I used to be anymore!! <BR> <BR> I am sitting here trying not to fall asleep in my chair at 3 in the afternoon. I am definitely starting to feel my age creeping up on me! I woke up for no apparent reason at 1:55 am, looked at the clock and said UGH and went back to sleep. I woke up again at 4:27 am, which was ok because my alarm was set for 4:30. I haven't gotten up that early in a coons age! I did have a good reason though, I went out in early morning ministry work this... Wed, 15 May 2013 18:02:16 EST Day 211 Got up this morning and got things going downstairs. Tami had to work today and the kids went to school got myself ready and went in the ministry until almost 3 this afternoon. Came home, changed and went to get Isaiah from the bus stop. Then Tami and I tag teamed making dinner, green chile chicken enchiladas...ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!! Tomorrow is early morning ministry, then take the daughter to the orthodontist, then come home and do some stuff around the house. Have a good night! Tue, 14 May 2013 22:38:09 EST Day 210 7 months in, things are back on track now. Went to the gym today and got a great workout, been a while since i had an exhausting but rewarding workout, it felt good. Over 8 miles total today. Tami works the next 2 days and i will be out in the ministry the next 3 days. Have a great night! Tue, 14 May 2013 01:01:22 EST Day 209 Well let's see: <BR> <BR> Son is doing much better <BR> Daughter is now not feeling well (11 year old PMS i think) <BR> Had a wonderful spiritual feast today <BR> Tomorrow is gym day <BR> <BR> That sums it up shortly and sweetly, Have a good night! Sun, 12 May 2013 23:35:00 EST Day 208 Three days in a row of very physical activity plus caring for a sick six year old = INSANELY TIRED! <BR> <BR> Our little guy must have felt very energetic for a saturday morning, because instead of sleeping in, he got mommy up at 630. Daddy on the other hand could not wake up from sleep meds and slept an additional 2 hours, poor wittle boo. When I got up, we had some breakfast and got ready to take little man to his dr appt. We switched him back to his original pediatrician a couple weeks ag... Sun, 12 May 2013 00:51:14 EST Day 207 I am absolutely exhausted! Caring for a sick 6 year old will take it out of you. Fever is finally down for now, tomorrow we see his dr. Tami and I have spent the last two days doing yard work, rearranging, cleaning and we are both tired. gonna call it a night Sat, 11 May 2013 00:59:43 EST Day 206 Helped with the yardwork, check <BR> Helped with cleaning of some of the house, check <BR> Took care of a sick little boy while mommy and daughter went to a mommy/daughter event, check <BR> Tired and ready to call it a night, check Thu, 9 May 2013 23:33:15 EST Day 205 Today was another busy busy day with ministry and spending some time with a dear friend. Tomorrow is mine and tami's day for chores and time together. Have a great night! Wed, 8 May 2013 21:56:05 EST Day 204 Today was a busy busy day of ministry, studying, charging my back implant and meeting tonight. Tomorrow is another full day of ministry. Have a good night! Wed, 8 May 2013 00:54:59 EST Day 203 Tami said it so well, I ust decided to steal her blog LOL <BR> <BR> Made it to the gym today...The routine I did today was great! We decided it was time to take it back to the basics, back to where we were when we started and I loved it! <BR> <BR> Started on the elliptical for 30 minutes and was able to get 3.25 miles in and I didn't feel like I was gonna die from pushing as hard as I was with the PT. Then it was time to do some strength training for 30 minutes. Finished off our workout wi... Mon, 6 May 2013 23:46:05 EST Day 202 So my back still is not where it should be, but I am going to the gym tomorrow anyway. I will go back to doing my routine that was working for me before and I hope it doesn't upset the PT too much. But it's my body, and I know what I have been through the last 7 years and I REFUSE to go back to where I was 202 days ago! <BR> <BR> Tami had to work today, so the kids got to go to the meeting with me which was a thrill for me. I so love being able to serve Jehovah with my family at my side. I ... Sun, 5 May 2013 23:48:51 EST Day 201 Ministry was good, kids were good while mommy was at work, now its time to make my eyes good by going to close them Sun, 5 May 2013 01:12:02 EST Day 200 The weekend is here. <BR> <BR> Today, Tami cooked breakfast while I started my full day of doing laundry. In total, I have done 8 loads of laundry today, the last load is in the dryer. After we got the kids off to school, Tami and I went to the AT&T store to look at some phones and tablets. The phone I have is having major issues and I want to upgrade next month to a better phone. Shopping ahead of time gave me a chance to see what I would like and what would work for me. Those things are so... Fri, 3 May 2013 23:50:00 EST Day 199 Busy Busy Busy day!! Ministry and meeting and I am whipped!! Fri, 3 May 2013 01:52:47 EST