NYKIMMIE's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=NYKIMMIE NYKIMMIE'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/ Gym Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5665950 Yesterday am I got up early,like 4;30am early,did laundry n got ready for the gym n work. I packed all my bags and left the house by 5;45,to be at the gym by 7 when it opens. Well it didnt open til 7;20,but,i had to be at work by 8;30 not much time. I did stair stepper,stretched,showered n left for work. But i did hit the gym :) i felt good for getting up early ( i love my beauty sleep). I'll hit the gym a more local one tomorrow then run errands on my day off. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://p... Sun, 6 Apr 2014 20:07:11 EST Day 33 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657328 Day 33 and doing great,i'm still doing workout dvd's in the am. I for comfortable,sort of in a large t shirt i have to wear for an event. I was so excited,i'm always an xl girl,but they are getting too loose. Its cold and windy here tonight,i'm hoping it warms up so i can go biking. <em>126</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1788899984.jpg"> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 21:14:17 EST Day 31 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655593 Today is day 31 of my journey. I'm down 10 lbs and 17 1/2 inches :). I did a 30 minute work out this morning and walked 2 very cold miles into the wind. Plus got my nails done,lol,silly to mention,but it makes me happy getting my nails done. I had outdoor event this weekend,wind,snow and very cold temps,and i did awesome! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/5/l856862652.jpg"> <BR> this is what i have for breakfast every morning,2 multi grain waffles,peanut butter and an apple Mon, 24 Mar 2014 17:49:13 EST Day 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5650283 I made it 24 days on advocare program,no dairy,alcohol,sugar or soda. I will weigh n measure myself tomorrow. I eat 3 healthy meals a day and 2 healthy snacks. Today was chilly but the sun was out,its nice driving home from work and its light out. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1126311215.jpg"> <BR> I seen this pic on another site,yes i admit it,i'm a crazy cat lady. <BR> Today is St Patrick's Day,4 years ago today i came home from the hospital. I had a hyster... Mon, 17 Mar 2014 20:57:56 EST Day 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649301 Today is day 23 on Advocare. Tomorrow i will weigh n measure myself. As of last week i'm down 9 lbs n 15 inches :). I'm so excited and happy on this program,its a learning process for me,life is,everyday is a new adventure. Plus it looks this week the temps might be spring like. I cant wait to go for a bike rie,or to see ground instead of snow and ice. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l380250194.jpg"> <BR> This is me ready for work,i hate driving with a heavy winter co... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 17:35:09 EST 1/19/14 Hike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5600364 I walked 2 miles yesterday in the snow. I love it,was a little chilly,but great to be out and have a day off. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2006938246.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1845588621.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1608525848.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2064197635.jpg"> Mon, 20 Jan 2014 17:10:48 EST 12-25-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571797 My day started off a little rough,but so much better. I made 2 diabetic apple pies,got the house warm (it was 10 degrees outside). We had some family stop by (i wasn't dressed yet),nice visit. The showered went to my parents,where we all we were going for dinner. I took my new sewing machine with me,i had bought it black friday,my first sewing machine,couldnt get it working. My sister sat down and said this what your missing,lol,and she sewed with it all afternoon. I played Wii dance with my... Wed, 25 Dec 2013 19:50:17 EST 12-24-13 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571297 Its already the end of the year,so soon. I spent the day baking peanut butter cookies with Hershey kisses. My sister called asked if i wanted to go to the movies. We went to see Frozen,it was really cute,i liked it. The movie place was crowed,full house for our movie and the parking lot was full. My best friend got me 2 amazing gifts,he knows me too well. I'm spending the evening home relaxing with the wood stove going. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l831300925.jpg"... Tue, 24 Dec 2013 20:17:11 EST Saturdays Snow Storm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5564494 I worked today,hubby came and picked me up,a half hour trip took over an hour tonight. We were very busy,the snow storm and holiday shopping brings everyone out. Tomorrow shoveling will count as exercise. Tonight we have a nice fire in the wood stove and 2 out of 3 cats are sprawled out i <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1416194465.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l143064797.jpg">n front of it. Sat, 14 Dec 2013 20:57:07 EST Thankful for Thanksgiving http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5552972 Its the day after Thanksgiving,and all is quiet here. I took the day off to relax and reflect on things. My family is loud,noisy and fun. We sat after dinner at a large table and decorated Christmas things i picked up a craft store,something we do every year. It started being a kids thing,then the adults got into to,so this year i bought enough for everyone attending. <BR> I finished sewing a small quilt for my daughters cat :). Then started another quilt,when completed will be a Christma... Fri, 29 Nov 2013 19:28:40 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5547167 I had a day off today,yeah,,,. I went to ra dr,weight 193,not bad,bp was very high,i have to see primary. A week from today is our 5k Turkey Trot,i cant wait. My 10 year niece is walking with me and maybe a few coworkers. I havent walked in a few weeks,i have done a few nights of wii dance. Time to hit the gym again. Thu, 21 Nov 2013 19:18:32 EST Camping Trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5468860 We went camping this past weekend,had a great time like the last time. If i was asked a few months ago if i went camping i would say NO. At 44 yrs old,i found i enjoy it. I bought myself a good tent,sleeps 6 (really 4). We cooked hot dogs n smores over the campfire. Had the best turkey bacon n eggs cooked on the coleman stove. It was fun! Best part,lots of exercise,walking the bathroom,to the beach and outlet shopping,lol. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l481132237.jpg"> Wed, 28 Aug 2013 11:34:18 EST Summer Rain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5407676 Didnt get a walk today,i know i wont melt,but,downpours don't excite me,lol. The indoor pool was closed due to thunder n lightening,sigh. Today was my day off,i did get a 30 minute yoga dvd done,feel better,sort of. <em>381</em> Mon, 1 Jul 2013 16:40:28 EST Gym Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5199406 This morning i hit the gym,30 minutes on the arc trainer and 60 minutes on the treadmill. Treated myself to a healthy Subway 6 inch sub,it was yummy. Came home and brought wood in. That i count in exercise as heavy cleaning,i'm walking a slight hill to the back yard,up the back stairs then inside carrying wood. That took about a half hour. Then got a wicked headache,no idea where it came from. Laid down n slept it off,the cats took care of me,lol,i'm loved. I hope everyone had a great day li... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 20:19:30 EST Today's Hike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5193616 Today's hike was at Bash Bish in Copake,NY. Got some great pics,played in the snow and had an overall awesome day. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1649587350.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l452576335.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1092990129.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1866118284.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1837905038.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeopl... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 18:44:43 EST Little Things About Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5192031 "Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you <BR> and help your SparkFriends get to know you. <BR> <BR> Where is my cell phone? <BR> between me and my kitty <BR> <BR> Spouse? <BR> Snoring in the bedroom <BR> <BR> Your hair? <BR> long,,,,, <BR> <BR> Your mother? <BR> might take her to the fabric store tomorrow with me <BR> <BR> Your father? <BR> shoots every Sunday with the grandkids (they each have thier own BB gun) <BR> <BR> Your favorite thing? <BR> me... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 19:01:16 EST We have Snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5149778 We got about 2 inches of snow yesterday and last evening,this mornings walk was slippery. I own yak trax for my shoes for walking ,but didnt even think of it until it too late. BUt i got out in the cold and cleared my head. I'm posting pics from the fall of a stick bug. He looks like a leaf,but if you look close you can see legs and he did move,he didnt like his picture taken i guess ,hehehe. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1091417265.jpg"> <BR> SUnrise Veteran"sDay <BR> <... Wed, 28 Nov 2012 18:14:42 EST Its Snowing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5148196 I got my walk this morning in the snow,we have about a half inch so so. I live in a hill,so i walk down hill,then flat road,then back up hill (cardiac hill). About 2.5 miles,not bad,need a longer route with hill,but i wont walk on our main road,no side and the traffic travels about 60'ish mph. I'm posting more pics form the parade the other night,enjoy. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1376302243.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1504195741.jpg"> <img ... Tue, 27 Nov 2012 10:03:21 EST Winter Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5147392 Friday evening we went to a Parade of Lights in the next town over,cold but fun. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/8/l486749389.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1875621004.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l454505679.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l845788348.jpg"> <BR> <BR> On Sunday we went to the Poughkeepsie Walkway to see Santa. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l975615158.jpg"> <im... Mon, 26 Nov 2012 17:06:28 EST tgif http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5121802 Thank goodness its friday,i filled my gas tank after my nail appt. We live several hours from nyc,gas stations within an hours drive are out of gas and its coming north. NOw with the chance of more snow this week,we need more gas for the generator,just in case. I believe the more prepared you are,the less you get hit (fingers crossed). As most of you know,i'm a pharmacy tech,we had very busy days this week. Trying to help this from nj and nyc with their meds. I love my job and love helping pe... Fri, 2 Nov 2012 18:49:16 EST We Made It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5118247 We made it thru the night. What a night, i dont think i slept more then an hour the entire night. Wind able to take a wood pile over including moving cement blocks,wouldnt believe it if i didnt see it! We lost 2 huge trees,thankfully fell opposite of the house. We had a alot of yard work to do this morning. Including getting creek water for toilets,up a steep incline. I did all that after getting a 3.25 mile walk in. The rail trail had a few trees down,lots of branches,which i made into a ... Tue, 30 Oct 2012 18:35:14 EST Storm http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5116995 I got a 3 mile walk in on the rail trail this morning,thru wind and rain,burned more calories. We have a wood stove,generator,and plenty of water. We will just ride it out. We live on a mtn,so we worry about wind not flooding. Both cats are sound asleep in front of the woodstove,they watched wind n leaves all morning,rough day,lol. I hope every is safe and sound. <em>465</em> Mon, 29 Oct 2012 16:19:18 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5111530 Great news,my biopsy was non cancerous,its awesome! What a relief. I had the day off,still fighting this head cold. I hope everyone has a great night! Wed, 24 Oct 2012 17:17:28 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5107496 Today i did house work,lots of it,got in a great walk. I walked my hill,those of us that walk it call if cardiac hill,straight up n down,few turns. It bites walking up it in the winter if you can make it up and the plow hasnt come thru yet. I now drive an all wheel drive i havent 'had' to walk it in a few years. I got to see everyones Halloween/fall decorations. I hope everyone had a fun Sunday. Sun, 21 Oct 2012 19:46:12 EST It's Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5105157 I took the day off from work,didnt sleep good at all. I slept on and off all day. It rained hard and the wind blew,good day to stay in and cuddle with 2 warm kitties. Tomorrow i might try a walk,see how i feel. The dr office called ,my mammogram was normal. *woot*woot* Now just waiting on the biopsy. I hope everyone has a great weekend. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1656527766.jpg"> Fri, 19 Oct 2012 16:16:19 EST Day Over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5104029 My day went good,the biopsy wasnt fun,but its over. I had a fun lunchwith my sister,we spent the whole day together. I'll find out the results in 3 to 5 days. <em>380</em> Thu, 18 Oct 2012 17:18:03 EST Day of Appointments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5103433 This morning is my thyroid biopsy,this afternoon is a pelvic ultrasound and i finish with a mammogream. I'm stressed,i'm a worrier,but so far so good. I'm looking forward to getting this all over with and coming home and enjoying my day off. I hope everyone has a great day! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1671601045.jpg"> <BR> My 'grandson' Diablo,a ferret,sleeping,he is a ball of energy when not asleep. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 08:00:26 EST Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5077409 Ihad a great day. I hit the gym firt thing,got all my laundry done. There are 3 of us living under one roof,where does all this laundry coem from,lol. I did all my windows inside and out,we have all new ones that pop on to clean,very nice. Then i put some fall decorations. Overall a very productive day. Nervous energy,my nephew was having surgery,tonsils and adnoids,he did fine,i still worry. I hope everyone had a great day! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l224015791.j... Thu, 27 Sep 2012 17:18:48 EST Balloon Fest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5071900 Had an awesome weekend at the Balloon Fest. I walked everyday,just like the car show,it helps we stay at the same hotel for both and i have my walking routes panned. It did get cold there,but we made it fun walking to the fireworks in glow bracelets and necklaces. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l942872531.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l138505545.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l732228426.jpg"> <BR> <img src="ht... Sun, 23 Sep 2012 19:20:19 EST Busy Day Off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5058109 I took my daughter to work early,went and ran errands,got my blod work done. Walked 4 miles with my sister. Spent time at the library,learned how to buy on ebay and use paypal,lol. Something i wont be doing again,lol. Picked up my daughter at 3,came home and layed down just to rest my eyes,slept for 2 hours! Now having a quiet night and ready for bed again. Tomorrow my day will begin with my job at 9am and end at 10pm picking up my daughter from work. With a walk in between. Night all,sweet d... Thu, 13 Sep 2012 19:53:48 EST Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5052876 Home from being on vacation 7 days. It feels good,but dont like all the laundry we come back with. I walked 3 miles this morning and will walk 2 tonight. Loved the car show,already have the room booked for next year. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l956871455.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l529757428.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l821660180.jpg"> Mon, 10 Sep 2012 16:05:07 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5050809 Tomorrow we go home from vacation,had a great week. We walked minimum of 3 miles every morning then walked down town and thru the car show. This is my favorite vacation of the year,can't wait til next year. My in laws bought a 69 mustang,we will enjoy the show more. <em>30</em> Sun, 9 Sep 2012 10:27:48 EST Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5047369 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l84225567.jpg">Day 3 we had no internet. This morning we walked 5 miles,felt great. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l289754104.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l702668697.jpg"> <BR> Having a great week,its going by fast. We walked over 4 miles yesterday am. Thu, 6 Sep 2012 16:43:13 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5044471 Day 2 of vacation ; walked 4 miles this morning, we hit the outlets,i only bought a cute walking jacket. Had healthy meals,another great day evening though it was over cast. Tue, 4 Sep 2012 19:38:21 EST Vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5042978 Day 1 vacation; 30 minutes swim <BR> 2 mile walk <BR> loving life right now,eating right on track <BR> <em>67</em> Mon, 3 Sep 2012 20:28:59 EST Blood Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5033448 I dropped my daughter off at work this morning and went to the lab for blood work. Now the last time at the dr's, the nurse couldnt get blood. Stuck the needle in and kept moving it around. I broke out into a cold sweat and told her to stop! Since then i hate going,so today was the day. I sat there for 40 minutes,listening to a kid trying to get blood from 2 different people,both telling him it hurt. He explained he is new. He was the only one there,why do they put new ones by themselves? Any... Mon, 27 Aug 2012 16:06:02 EST Weekend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5022443 Tomorrow is my day off,I might go for a bike ride :). I got up at 6,did all my laundry and house cleaning so Monday is mine! Yes i'm be selfish,giggle. I hope everyone had a great weekend. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/1/l316027412.jpg"> <BR> Here is the kitty who went to the vet,who is still sleeping in the cat carrier,lol,she wont let me put it back in the shed. Sun, 19 Aug 2012 22:05:16 EST Biking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5018558 I got an 80 minute bike ride in today on the rail trail. The weather was perfect.nice breeze. I got some more housework done and took the cat to the vet. Good day! Thu, 16 Aug 2012 20:01:06 EST My Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5017206 I got up at 4:30,took my daughter to work half hour one way by 6am,then home. Did 3 loads of laundry,cleaned the bathroom and puttered. Picked her up at 10:30,came home,changed laundry in dryer/washer. Brought in cat carrier,kitty has to go to the vet tomorrow afternoon. Then i got ready for work,half hour different direction,12-8. Now i'm home*sigh* n sitting. i cut up peppers,pepperoni,cheese,and grapes for dinner,not healthiest. Busy day,glad its over,i'm tired yet wide awake. Wed, 15 Aug 2012 21:05:44 EST Tuesday Hike http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5015737 I hiked today,perfect day no humidity,and very few bugs. The water was low,we need more rain. Then again i do this hike all winter and spring lots of water then. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l688753994.jpg"> <BR> the falls after a good rain <BR> Tue, 14 Aug 2012 21:19:55 EST Beach Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5014103 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l580142600.jpg">I had a fun day at the lake,too busy in the water to swim. Walked 4 miles and kayaked. Had a good lunch wth friends andlaughed the day away. I use soray sun block well i missed 2 strips,one down the backside of each arm,lol.Oh well,i got sun. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l61845396.jpg"> Mon, 13 Aug 2012 19:46:02 EST Pool Mouse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5011289 I got up this morning,fed all my spoiled pets before i could make coffee,anyone else do this? I got ready for the pool,i bought a new swim top,t back,no more worrying about straps. I arrive on time,9am,everyone is standing at the door. No keys,no janitor either. We stood there til 9;30 when the keys arrived,yeah. Its a public school,with a pool and fitness center open to the public. I get in the pool,its freezing! I warm up,get in a lane. I swim the 25 yards to the end. Prepare to do my turn... Sat, 11 Aug 2012 19:57:44 EST My Monday,,,, http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5003918 Today was my day off. I went for a 12 mile bike ride,stopped halfway,ate my peach and some crackers. Seen lots of people for aMonday,very popular bike path. Took a 2 hour nap this afternoon,the cats and i. I love my days off. Tomorrow maybe laps inthe pool. Mon, 6 Aug 2012 18:48:21 EST Another Day on the River http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4975068 I had another awesome day on the river,over 2 hours of hard paddling battling 10 mph wind and the river current. I would focus on a certain point or land mark to make sure we were moving at all. We had a nice picnic lunch on a beach area. There was no river traffic again today,it was very quiet. By the time we got back to the vehicles i was exhausted. Just means i need to spend more time on the river in the sun enjoying. Here are some of today's pics. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Tue, 17 Jul 2012 19:18:17 EST Canoe Trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4973414 I went on the Hudson River today in a canoe. Amazing,you see things you dont see from the sides,going over the bridges. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l47378457.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We paddled around a small island,stopped and walked around watching a younf bald eagle. It was very hot out,but it was so nice being out on the water in nature. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l701453895.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l52... Mon, 16 Jul 2012 20:00:46 EST July 3rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4954095 I got another great bike ride in today. I have been getting a minimum of 60 minutes of exercise everyday and loving it! I havent lost any weight in the past week,but lost 3 inches. I have everyone has a happy and safe 4th. One thing i wont have to worry about over eating,i work 9-6. <em>283</em> <em>232</em> <em>652</em> <em>283</em> Tue, 3 Jul 2012 20:08:45 EST Kayaking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4945367 Tomorrow is my day off,i have a long bike ride planned,before the heat settles in. Friday i'm going kayaking,i love being on the water. We have a state park close enough to home we can swim, rent kayaks,canoes,or row boats. Summer is favorite time of year for outdoor activities,except for the heat. I have some blueberries n raspberries i will pack for my snacks,along with my water. Maybe i'll get some good pictures i can share. I hope everyone has a great night. Wed, 27 Jun 2012 21:35:09 EST Weekend away was great! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4942254 I went away for the weekend,with my sister,her kids,my daughter and my nephew. Busy weekend,always is,lots to do. My sister refers to our weekends as 'fat camp'. We walk to town every day,sometimes twice,its a mile one way. I eat healthy,apples,grapes, and multi grain cheerios with peanut butter. We all come back refreshed and ready to take on life again. <BR> We walked,played lazor tag,(my favorite),bumper boats, and swam in the pool everyday. I'm ready to take on summer and the heat u... Mon, 25 Jun 2012 20:50:16 EST It's Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4928320 Its Friday,my day off. I went for a great walk,did 4 loads of laundry. I bought new shoes,cute summer sandals i have been waiting to go on sale. Silly,but the new shoes was the highlight of my day,giggle. Yup,i'm a girlie girl. <em>26</em> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 21:38:43 EST Charlie Horse pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4926679 I had 2 awful charlie horses in my calf last night,same calf. Woke up this morning with a bruise and a knot. I laid down today with the cat for a nap,(her nap my reading time),i got another one. I did start methotrexate last week,took my second dose yesterday. I read on line its a side affect,in the long list of them! Hopefully tonight i wont get any. I got them one night last week,before that it may have been years since i have had one. <BR> Thu, 14 Jun 2012 17:25:52 EST