OHANAMAMA's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=OHANAMAMA OHANAMAMA'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/ Wreck --with Updates http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6260300 On the morning of October 21st, my youngest son, age 20, was in a very bad car wreck. The car was upside down in a ditch. The driver's side was basically shoved to the passenger side. He was wearing his seat belt, as he always does, and the airbag deployed as it should have. Between those safety devices and the grace of God, he survived the wreck, but not without great injury. He wears glasses, so when the airbag deployed it slammed his face hard, he had cuts and lots of bruising around his e... Tue, 1 Nov 2016 11:29:04 EST BLUE HAIR PIC :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6205471 Ok, this is a daughter approved pic showing her gorgeous blue hair I told y'all we were going to have done! We did it! I don't think the pic does it justice. There are also shades of purple and a hint of greens in it as well as the couple shades of blue. I'm glad I let her go through with it, she loves it, too. I did buy her some shampoo and conditioner for colored hair, and also they told her to use cold water. I hope it lasts quite a while!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeopl... Sat, 23 Jul 2016 17:27:46 EST heatwave, blue hair, stuff like that http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204273 Baby, it's HOT outside! <BR> <BR> Here's what we are facing today. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ffdb2da9-cfb2-4b79-9aae-ccd380987102.png"> <BR> <BR> I'm down south between Pine Bluff and Monticello. Ugh. Tomorrow I'm planning on traveling to Little Rock, and I'm doubting it's going to be any cooler. I wish another storm would come through, not a damaging storm, but one that would cool things off. <BR> <BR> So, yeah, I'm off work tomorrow because I'm taking m... Thu, 21 Jul 2016 10:34:20 EST daydreams, sailing, stuff like that http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6203297 I spend a lot of time daydreaming... I dream about sailing, I dream about downsizing our home, building a small cabin in the woods, perhaps on a mountain. I dream about taking daily walks in the woods, or at the beach, painting, reading, and lots of other fun stuff... on a sailboat, or on my cabin front porch. The ocean is just so beautiful, and when I think about being out on it... traveling place to place, and the peacefulness of the woods... places I really need to be. <BR> <BR> This is p... Tue, 19 Jul 2016 16:38:48 EST blog responses, books, stuff like that http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201893 Thank you all for posting your comments on my last blog! Y'all have such good ideas!! <BR> <BR> I keep all my smaller clothes because I think about how much money I spent! How cute I once-upon-a-time looked in them :) and that I will wear them again.... probably... hopefully... someday! <BR> <BR> I'm wanting to downsize so bad. I draw little house plans all the time trying to come up with the perfect floor plan. I even dream of those little tiny houses. They're so hot right now. LOL! <BR> ... Sun, 17 Jul 2016 09:20:30 EST Rain, coffee, stuff like that http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6201416 So, woke early this morning to an overcast sky. By the time my coffee was ready, it was raining... gently this time. :) I sat in my living room by the window in the quiet and just enjoyed the warm coffee, cool room and falling rain. <BR> <BR> Now I'm trying to decide what I want to tackle today... my closet, perhaps? That will be a huge undertaking and it's overwhelming every time I go in there to begin. My closet is basically a 12x12 divided room and it's packed. What will be most difficult... Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:48:00 EST Storms, quick trips, stuff like that http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200979 So yesterday I got my storm, and I mean ... did I ever!! Trees blown over, downpours, debris everywhere this morning. Strangely enough, though, While driving we remained just behind it. We had to travel a distance to pick up my daughter who was off camping with her friend, and ready to come home... it was quite a drive, left at 2:30, got back with her at 8. All the while this storm raged on, but luckily, we never were in the thick of it. <BR> <BR> When we got home, a tree was blown over in... Fri, 15 Jul 2016 13:21:37 EST feeling better, hoping for rain, stuff like that http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6200359 Yesterday I was sick. Left work early to just go to bed, be really still, and not throw up. It worked. Don't know what brought that on though... and it lasted nearly all day. But, today I am better. <BR> <BR> I'm even in a decent mood. Not all blue and pouty like the other day. <BR> <BR> I am at work, getting stuff done, listening to rainymood.com and hoping for some real rain from our overcast sky today. <BR> <BR> ... time for more coffee. :) Thu, 14 Jul 2016 10:52:19 EST Monday blues. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6198622 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/46358fe3-af4d-4a14-a9bd-abbb8471775f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Yesterday we had an awesome thunderstorm and a nice down pour of rain to go with it that lasted full-on for over an hour. I was alone at home, it was quiet other than the rain and thunder... I felt so relaxed, so at peace with myself. <BR> <BR> Today the sun is shining, and it was even cool-ish this morning when I left for work, yet I'm feeling so blue and down in the dumps. <BR> <BR> I ... Mon, 11 Jul 2016 11:14:51 EST The New Sparkpage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6167707 UPDATE 5/29/16 I see that you can now click preview and remove all the editing links from our own page. That is a plus. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/31702df4-39cf-4c42-bacd-0a7bf0281f3f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's been 3 days or so since the change and yeah, I still hate it. <BR> <BR> Things are in better perspective for me... My first posts were reactions to the invasion of my personal space, but now I'm more reasonable. It is just a webpage, not really my personal... Sat, 21 May 2016 18:26:50 EST It's one of those days. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6154825 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1f0d09fc-f2de-455c-bec8-db58904e3cfd.jpg"> Mon, 2 May 2016 13:24:00 EST St. Pat's Day in my Planner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6118773 This is my cover for March: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/73005490-18a8-479e-8af0-e647dafd458e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and this is this week's spread before the pen: <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4bfea7b7-da6c-4a56-96a0-3b95f50e5ecd.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Does anyone else keep a planner? Mon, 14 Mar 2016 07:30:20 EST Just a big Thank You! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6117990 To those who have commented on my last 3 blogs. It's great to know that I'm not alone, and I sensed no judgment whatsoever from anyone, just understanding and suggestions that may help and acceptance. Thank you all. <BR> <BR> Came across this quote by John Green and it's so true. I don't really have any "fleshy" friends that I am open with. I've tried, and every time I just feel judged, belittled, or just completely unaccepted. Thank you for just letting me be me. <BR> <BR> <img src="http:... Sun, 13 Mar 2016 09:06:04 EST Today's plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6117390 I got up this morning feeling like I need to delete my stupid blog I posted last night. Then I got on here and read it again and the responses it has already (wow, didn't expect that!.) One person mentions menopause... yep, that could definitely be it or at least part of it. Average age is 51... did I mention I just turned 51? <BR> <BR> Others mentioned that this sounds normal, we all go through days like this. I'm sure that is true, and thank God I'm not the only one. But it has me frustrat... Sat, 12 Mar 2016 10:41:16 EST So what's my deal today? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6117070 Ok, so yesterday I turned 51. I own it. <em>218</em> <BR> My daughter said, "so you're 39?" I said no way! I'm fifty-onederful! <BR> She fell out loving that! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>38</em> So my deal today is... do I have some sort of bi-polar disorder? I've been reading about bipolar 2. Hmmm... sounds a lot like me. I hadn't even heard of bipolar 2 before, until today, googling some of my issues. <BR> <BR> Oh... let me say this up front... I'm not on meds right now. <em>... Fri, 11 Mar 2016 21:09:26 EST I Am Random and Erratic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6115344 So, I'm depressed. Out front and in the open I said it. But I'm also paranoid to a small extent, which goes hand in hand with my anxiety. I mean, yesterday I posted a blog, then deleted it not too long after because I thought, "no one wants to read your boohoo crap." in spite of a few responses already (thank you) but still, I kept thinking it looked like I was fishing for sympathy, and I'm not. I was having a really really really super sh!tty day, and it didn't get any better. Today might be... Wed, 9 Mar 2016 17:11:12 EST Dare to Be http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6058245 Dare to Be <BR> <BR> When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully. <BR> <BR> When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light. <BR> <BR> When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it. <BR> <BR> When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway. <BR> <BR> When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back. <BR> <BR> When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some. <BR> <BR> When you're feeling tired, dare to keep going. <BR> <BR> When times are toug... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 18:40:16 EST Never Quit Pledge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6056801 I reblogged this from CERIUSLY who copied this from JAZZEJR's blog from today. She re-blogged it from June 30 2012, when she got it from BBONET who got it from Musolf6, who got it from...... <BR> <BR> <BR> Never Quit Pledge <BR> <BR> Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of mysel... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 10:56:29 EST Cardinals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5783896 These are the cardinals I watched build a nest outside my window at work earlier this summer. It appears there was only one chick hatched. I don't know how many eggs she laid... perhaps it was just the one... anyhow, this is a video I took of the parents feeding it. I apologize for the shakiness of it... I had it zoomed in quite close. They have since left the nest and now it's empty... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:39:30 EST Aquarium http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5776732 This is our 125 gallon freshwater aquarium my hubby has been working on. It's not 100% finished, but it's looking quite pretty already. Also I included a quick look at my classic horror movie posters hanging above the aquarium. The lighting is bad, so forgive me for that. Perhaps I'll show them again another time. Hubby redid the base in a mahogany stain, which is dark, and doesn't show up on here, but it really looks great. And yes, that's my cat, Juju you hear voicing her opinion about not ... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 18:08:16 EST Sacrificial September http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5771098 Sacrificial September Challenge... what am I going to sacrifice on a daily basis in September???? SUGAR! I have been overindulging on the sugar lately in SPITE of all the negative stuff I know about it... just google why sugar is bad for you... and you will see. Scary stuff. So September is my month to get back OFF sugar... cold turkey. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1407748642.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Does this mean no sweets at all forever? No way! That's no way to ... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 11:35:02 EST My Wine Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770367 Yes, I enjoy a glass of wine now and then... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l668005061.jpg"> <BR> <BR> but, then again.... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/9/l694389315.jpg"> <BR> <BR> all offices should install one of these, right next to the coffee pot. :) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l250364888.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I love this one.... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l873427643.jpg"> <BR> <... Sun, 31 Aug 2014 09:40:29 EST In a terrible funk, stuck in reverse. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769394 August started out on one of my biggest highs of the year. It was fabulous. My family and I traveled to Texas, all because I bought tickets for my daughters and I to see Fall Out Boy (and to meet them again) that long weekend was awesome. I blogged about it below, but to summarize... I went to Texas for the first time ever, stayed in a really nice hotel, met my favorite band again, was up front in the pit to watch them, drove out of our way to see the ocean ... it had been about 17 years sinc... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 12:37:00 EST It was an awesome weekend!! (several pics) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5757806 My long weekend... August 1 - 4 <BR> <BR> August 1 we left for a long drive to Austin, TX <BR> <BR> So, back in January I bought tickets to see, meet & greet Fall Out Boy in Austin, Texas... the whole family said they wanted to go, too... even tho they would not be going to the concert, just a trip to Texas would be fun, so off we went! We stayed in a really nice hotel at Round Rock. It was called the Homewood Suites... if you're ever there, I recommend it. :) We were pooped, so we just ord... Mon, 11 Aug 2014 20:29:29 EST June 2014 review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5729235 June has been a big disappointment for me diet and weight wise... It was a month of a good day offset by many bad days and so on. It was also so full of stress as it came to a close, that I nearly just let myself fall into all my old habits. Luckily, that is already all better. <BR> <BR> While my weight has not changed much this month, my fitness has. I started walking a mile per day on June 10th because a friend kind-of challenged me to, very simply, and I rose to meet it. (thank you, sweet... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:12:32 EST Exercising, Consistency, Accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716501 Aloha Sparklers! :) <BR> <BR> This little blog is to share with y'all something I'm kinda proud of... I hope I'm not jinxing myself by sharing this, and I hope this makes me, all the more, to get with it on a daily basis... <BR> <BR> For anyone who knows me, even a little bit, you KNOW what a helluva time I have with exercising. I admit, I have a lazy streak. I wear my fitbit almost always (I do forget sometimes) and it enters my daily fitness minutes... and I do try to walk a little more, ... Thu, 12 Jun 2014 12:39:31 EST Always wear your invisible crown. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709382 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l1170240173.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l276571479.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and hold your head up princess, if not the crown might fall.... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 23:51:14 EST May 2014 Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708516 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l733341890.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I made some progress again during the month of May... although during the first couple of weeks I had a slight setback. Gained a few pounds due to water retention that was stubborn. Extremely stubborn. I had such good success with the Fast Metabolism Diet the first round... however, the second round I just barely held my ground. I don't think it was the diet... I think it was hormonal issues accompanied by extreme ... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 00:19:34 EST All Gave Some, Some Gave All.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703750 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1225910698.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=ydWhRObVxrM&<BR>feature=kp </link> <BR> <BR> Please take a moment click the link and listen to this song. Yep, it's Billy Ray Cyrus, don't let that deter you, if you're not a fan... He wrote and sang this and it is very good and touching and perfect for today. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l799345214.jpg"> Mon, 26 May 2014 18:48:20 EST 7 Gerard Way Quotes I Love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703182 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1730578963.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1832651278.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l117074142.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l812777150.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l364183251.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/3/l7369444.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photo... Mon, 26 May 2014 00:25:49 EST Saturday's Reflections http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702128 I got a card in the mail yesterday from my dear friend, Jan. <BR> <em>218</em> It has a beautiful Hawaiian woman on the front with flowers in her hair and holding a huge basket of delightful tropical fruits and flowers. <em>184</em> There is a verse at the bottom: <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> Today a new sun rises for me. <BR> everything lives, everything is animated, <BR> everything speaks to me of my passion, <BR> everything invites me to cherish it. <BR> ~Anne De Lenclos <BR> <em>18... Sat, 24 May 2014 12:13:09 EST Apr 2014 Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5684923 April has been a good month. My oldest son turned 23, my youngest daughter got her hearing aids for the first time... she is completely deaf on one side and hears perfectly on the other, her hearing aid is a cross-over, allowing her to hear sounds on the deaf side in her hearing ear. The look on her face was precious the first time her daddy whispered in her deaf ear and she heard him. <BR> <em>129</em> <BR> <BR> April was a month of dieting success and gaining strength. I began this mo... Thu, 1 May 2014 12:34:39 EST How to lose weight and gain health. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5678714 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l475375694.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 1. Want it. You have to want it more than anything... more than cheesecake, more than pizza, more than coffee or chocolate, more than any food or obstacle. Staying committed, dedicated, focused. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1397244834.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l246424920.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 2. Believe in yourself. You must believe that you can achie... Wed, 23 Apr 2014 13:13:57 EST Fast Metabolism Diet 1st 28 days complete... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672038 Yesterday was my last day of my first cycle on the Fast Metabolism Diet. <BR> <BR> Over the past few weeks I have stuck to this diet, doing my best to follow it as written. I did make mistakes here and there... eating foods that weren't on that particular phase's food list, and not exercising... not hardly at all... but I did make sure to follow it as best as I could, and I drank all the water... 10 to 12 cups per day. <BR> <BR> The results are: <BR> March 17 - started at 223 <BR> March 24 ... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 13:02:10 EST Mar 2014 review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661859 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/2/l420390992.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Progress. That sums up March in a single word. <BR> <BR> This month I turned 49. I started a new diet. I lost a few pounds. My weight-loss-mode switch has been flicked "on" and I have been focused and motivated daily. I will not turn 50 still needing to lose weight! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1241084586.jpg"> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 14:53:20 EST Fast Metabolism Diet Week 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5655477 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l802029246.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Aloha friends! <BR> <BR> Many of you know that I decided to try the Fast Metabolism Diet... due to the success of a couple of friends on here who have tried it... so I decided to give it a go as well. I'm committed. <BR> <BR> I bought my book on Amazon and started reading it on March 12th. Wow.. it sounded so good. I am going to fix my sluggish metabolism in 28 days and eat plenty of food in the process... but wa... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 14:54:48 EST Blue Orchid http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5643565 Aloha! the advice I need is... how do I keep orchids alive? :) <BR> Yesterday while we were out and about, my hubby bought me the most beautiful tropical blue orchid I have ever seen, actually the only blue orchid I have ever seen... is it the real color? I don't know, can they alter colors in orchids like they do carnations? Anyhow, I just want to keep it alive, but I don't have a green thumb, so any help and advice is most welcome! Here's a pic of it but keep in mind, this pic does not do t... Sun, 9 Mar 2014 12:16:52 EST Feb 2014 review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5636873 More stress. I gained this time, though ... not all I had lost in January, at least. Not much else to say. I'm bummed, but determined and keep telling myself to not look back, only forward. This is where I am NOW. I'm visualizing where I'm going to be in one month. <BR> I'm going to make March a success. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/9/l295299542.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l550987338.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://phot... Sat, 1 Mar 2014 11:57:36 EST Jan 2014 review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5611189 This has been one stressful month... <BR> <BR> I changed from working part time to full time, same job. I went from 24 hours per week (3 days) to 40+ and not having the couple extra days home to get things done is stressing me still. Also, since I'm considered "new" I don't have any vacation yet. You have to work full time for a year to get that, so my hubby is having to take kids to doc appts and other things and I'm not used to missing those. <BR> <BR> I am still working my other part tim... Fri, 31 Jan 2014 13:11:03 EST Breathe in... Breathe out... Move on... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582056 First of all... <BR> <BR> Many thanks and deep appreciation to all who posted on my New Year's Day blog. I haven't had the time to thank each of you individually, but I hope you all know that the thanks is there!!! <BR> <BR> I am feeling very overwhelmed lately!!!! <BR> <BR> I am trying really hard to keep up with my challenges... and it's been hard lately. I know it's just been a half a week, but during that time I have gone full time (not looking for a pity party, just understanding beca... Sat, 4 Jan 2014 16:04:39 EST Happy New Year! Goals... and a realization that I don't have to be perfect... just me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5578440 Happy New Year! <BR> These are a couple of my favorite Happy New Year pics... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1597875481.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1250557609.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And a couple good pics on goals... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l662044357.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2104534273.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have such high expectations for myself th... Wed, 1 Jan 2014 19:28:02 EST Question about resetting goals. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573764 I was wanting to reset my goals for 2014 here on sparkpeople... I mean the complete reset from the account page that removes all past entries... <BR> <BR> it says "Delete all your goals and results. You will keep your favorites and food groupings, but all goals and anything you have tracked will be removed. (Some people find this helpful for reading their reports if they have tracked inconsistently in the past.)" <BR> <BR> My question is, has anyone ever done this? What all did it reset? Di... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 12:22:42 EST SparktheSeason - shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573651 I don't really like shopping when there are huge crowds, so most often I do as much shopping online as possible... and this is my favorite place: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l627483974.jpg"> <BR> <BR> when I do venture out... I usually will go to Sam's, Target, Dillard's, Walmart, &/or Sears. Didn't want to put tons of pics of those places on here, tho. LOL! Sat, 28 Dec 2013 09:52:28 EST SparktheSeason - Comfy/Warmth/Something Red http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573635 I think these pics will cover both of these days: :) and my warm, comfy blanket also happens to be something red. :) <BR> <BR> this is my old leather couch with a super soft blanket, pillows, and a hot cup of coffee right next to me. This is where I'm usually at when I'm on the computer... very comfy and warm. :) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2135976064.jpg"> <BR> <BR> and this is NOT my house. it's just a pic I found online a long while back and have always loved... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 09:34:13 EST SparktheSeason - decorations/home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573622 From my house this year... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1687453333.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l951287479.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l579206857.jpg"> Sat, 28 Dec 2013 09:17:54 EST SparktheSeason - Relaxation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573619 Nothing, to me, would be more relaxing than being able to spend unrushed time in these places right here... with a good book (preferably Stephen King), a delicious drink (ice water is a favorite, although something fruity with an umbrella would be nice, too) and a nice breeze, with these views and the ocean waves being the main sounds I hear... ahhhh.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2123982336.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/9/l398... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 09:12:28 EST SparktheSeason - Someone I Love/Family http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573610 I am so far behind on the SparktheSeason photo challenge. I am so sorry! <BR> <BR> Someone I love... can't put just someONE, and Family... these picture will cover both of these SparktheSeason days: <BR> my beautiful girls <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l755716928.jpg"> <BR> <BR> my handsome boys <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l899786810.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My mom and my sis <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1961027080.jp... Sat, 28 Dec 2013 09:03:48 EST TSO Concert, one more... this was SO COOL! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571098 If you ever get a chance to see Trans Siberian Orchestra live, you must do so. They are awesome. The singing, music, lights, everything ... all together made for a fabulous show. I saw them in 2010 ... but couldn't go in 11 or 12, But I will not miss another in my area if I can help it! You really need to see them live to fully appreciate all that goes into it. <BR> <BR> This concert tour is their last performances of The Lost Christmas Eve. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/n... Tue, 24 Dec 2013 11:44:58 EST TSO Concert Wizards in Winter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570397 One of their more popular songs... so often used in home light displays. :) Mon, 23 Dec 2013 10:07:23 EST TSO Concert Opening Song http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570379 TSO is amazing. The show was amazing. They ROCK!! This is the opening song. I am the worst about knowing the names of a lot of these songs. Forgive me. :) And none of my videos do them justice. You really have to see the show in person! They are extremely awesome! Beyond Awesome! Mon, 23 Dec 2013 09:37:51 EST