ONESPOTLEFT's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=ONESPOTLEFT ONESPOTLEFT'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/ How Will Getting Fat (Again) Help? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5663994 I read this question on another blog and can not stop thinking about the answer... <BR> <BR> I think if I post this message on the frig it will help me keep the door closed <BR> <BR> If I think about it in the grocery store it might help keep me out of the cookie aisle <BR> <BR> my mind has to have an answer for this question and for me there is none . <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Apr 2014 05:20:31 EST spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5661339 bit windy yesterday but warmer today <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l882862522.jpg"> <BR> <BR> more weeding tomorrow <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1408738594.jpg"> <BR> <BR> even the fish are starting to swim <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l38973410.jpg"> <BR> Tue, 1 Apr 2014 00:44:56 EST my Jen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5659133 My eldest daughter came to visit the first in a long time; she has lost over 100 pounds over the past year. I am not use to seeing her so thin. <BR> <BR> She is stage 4 with her cancer now and I struggle with hearing her talk of her death she has come to terms with it; but I have not. <BR> <BR> I have meditated quite a bit and prayed for her recovery but it may not be part of His plan <BR> <BR> The only comfort I can find in all this is that she will no longer be in pain and suffering. <B... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 08:05:31 EST gardening http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654137 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l757508160.jpg"> <BR> lots of weeding today <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2027776133.jpg"> <BR> <BR> tried to take these with the ipad i got as a retirement gift <BR> tomorrow they say snow Sat, 22 Mar 2014 20:25:13 EST bluebirds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5646098 My husband put up a screen net over our pond to protect the fish from the predator birds that love the bay and rivers that surround us. On each post he put up bluebird boxes and waited awhile and the bluebirds came as did the wrens and song finches. They are quite chatty in the morning now. I sat out near our pond yesterday and hear a frog crocking already it was peaceful after my weeding <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l975925942.jpg"> <BR> this is last summer this yea... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 10:50:32 EST mall walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5642688 spent the day at the mall just walking and relaxing when I got tired. Great vendor show and only spent 6.00 Sat, 8 Mar 2014 08:10:03 EST snow covered http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5639278 all the new sprouts are snow covered <BR> with sleet and then snow <BR> <BR> the gardenia is burnt <BR> the magnolia and azalea have swollen buds <BR> and the tips of the lilac are a bright green <BR> <BR> the sun is out and so am I to look at the Lenten roses poking out of the snow <BR> Tue, 4 Mar 2014 08:23:20 EST t shirts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5638318 yesterday in the 70s today waiting for snow! I spent a few hours in the yard working the flower beds <BR> <BR> next week putting sweet potatoes in Mon, 3 Mar 2014 08:25:50 EST Retired day one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633365 <BR> <BR> so many well wishers yesterday was the last day at work and it was just really busy and a pure joy <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1619535128.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 11:09:55 EST almost retired http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621663 just a few more days to get through before I kick back and enjoy mytime <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1664690198.jpg"> <BR> <BR> more time for the veggies too <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1963288968.jpg"> <BR> <BR> it's not been warm enough to sit and sip my tea yet but soon <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1953212424.jpg"> Tue, 11 Feb 2014 19:23:56 EST melting snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5612410 our snow is almost gone already; it was almost 50 here today <em>67</em> <em>30</em> Sat, 1 Feb 2014 19:52:55 EST 2013 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572075 a busy spring led to a beautiful flurry of summer color,,,I have not been able to work in the yard as much as I have wanted. a car wreck put me out of commission but I am more mobile now I have managed to exercise some but not enough.. The yoga has helped me recover from the car wreck. I feel blessed to be able to return to work Thu, 26 Dec 2013 08:46:48 EST busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5250695 have been working in the garden over the winter trying to redo some of the beds and put in another waterfall on the pond...still a work in progress. <BR> <BR> daffodils in bloom and the pink camellias Thu, 14 Feb 2013 17:52:00 EST Camilla Parker Bowles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5086112 Our little sweet dog has joined Prince Charles she was the light of our days and always a joy to see us. Thu, 4 Oct 2012 06:19:37 EST shopping http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4744369 I went shopping with my daughter the first time in a very long time and the poor thing was just wore out after only a dozen or so clearance racks. I try to encourage her to use the electric go chairs but she is worries about her driving skills. <BR> <BR> But she did find some new sweat pants and a Hello Killy bank <BR> <BR> I did not reward myself at the store since I have endulged in brownies, pasta, bread all the stuff I try to avoid and even had ice cream with the brownie, <BR> <BR> it... Sat, 18 Feb 2012 06:05:11 EST snow http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4734682 late Saturday afternoon the wind roared in and dumped hail down on us. I was out covering the patio shrubs with their blankets and kept an eye on the sky for a funnel. <BR> <BR> Then the snow began to blow in and swirel around; the grass and sidewalks were quickly covered. <BR> <BR> The storm is still passing over us this moring it is 24 and a lot less windy but still snow. there are little drifts everywhere I will be out there soon with the broom, <BR> <BR> I will peek under the blan... Sun, 12 Feb 2012 04:59:40 EST rainy day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4695509 It is a rainy day this winter day mid 40's lots of robins in the yard today . <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l875323190.jpg"> <BR> We adopted Prince Charles from the pound after my husbands heart attack so he could get some extra walking in. <BR> <BR> We had to put him to sleep he had cancermy husband was so upset and our little Camilla dog was sad <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l506844034.jpg"> <BR> <BR> so I am planning on a little memorial pa... Sat, 21 Jan 2012 16:43:30 EST scattered thoughts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4665600 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l583021504.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The tree is still up and I am still enjoying it <BR> it's on my goal to take down and get it put up this week. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l193787894.jpg"> <BR> <BR> our dog is getting on in years and in poor health my husband is heart broken but I am determined not to rush out and get another one. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l982004526.jpg"> <BR>... Sun, 8 Jan 2012 08:02:14 EST almost 2012 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4644437 my Christmas was wonderful not because of all the great stuff I got but because I came to realize how blessed I am <BR> <BR> a big goal for me this coming year will be to organize my home and to declutter <BR> <BR> I also want to do more for others Fri, 30 Dec 2011 07:32:10 EST Christmas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4637845 I know I am blessed this Christmas day having so much when others have nothig but <BR> <BR> what I want for Chrismtas is for my family to have better health this coming year. Sun, 25 Dec 2011 12:03:39 EST Christmas Eve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4636822 Wishing all the many blessings of our Lord and Savior this Christmas Eve. I am more than thankful for all that I have but most appreciate the husband that tends to my every need. What I really want for Christmas is his health to improve so that we might have many more years together <BR> <BR> <em>220</em> Sat, 24 Dec 2011 05:43:54 EST Breakfast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4550814 There was a breakfast at work this morning and of course they had the chocolate scones, bagels, muffins, crumb cake along with some lovely fruit trays. In the old days I would have went all out on the cakes and sweets but I put only fruit on my plate and wanted to wait to pick my sweet treat. <BR> <BR> The fruit selection was great, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, grapes, pineapple, orange slices, pink grapefruit sliced, strawberries, and my fav kiwi <BR> <BR> I cut and ate each ... Mon, 24 Oct 2011 13:08:06 EST windy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4450914 I awoke early to the sound of thunder and was happy to hear the driving rain knowing it would put out the Dismal Swamp wildfire and that our pond would fill again. <BR> <BR> I am amazed that the humming birds are at the feeders today with the hurricane blowing through at 50-60 mile an hour wind gusts. <BR> <BR> I cut the zinneas that were laid overand put them at the kitchen window I hope the ginger survives they smell so heaveanly I have a photos posted in my pictures Sat, 27 Aug 2011 08:46:37 EST August 23rd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4443234 My wonderful husband gave me a lovely anniversary card this morning; it is our 9th! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I feel so very blessed to have him in my life he is a very thoughtful person and I needed that; someone who does things for me and cares about how I am doing. He is more than just a husband he is my friend <BR> <BR> It is also his birthday he is 59 and his sister is 58 today. Michael said I married him on his birthday so he would not forget our anniversary Tue, 23 Aug 2011 06:27:28 EST weeds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4412933 I have a huge mess of weeds that took over most of my flower beds when I went on vacation but I am getting ready to to again at the end of this month to visit the grandchildren and take them school shopping Sun, 7 Aug 2011 20:08:57 EST July http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4349785 I have been busy visiting my children this month. The first week was a wonderful time with the youngest daughter and her family. The gandchildren are grown and are busy making their own life plans and as always my son in law's family had the most wonderful cookouts everyday. I stayed away from the homemake blackberry cobbler and cheesecake and did eat mostly salads while I was there visiting. <BR> <BR> This week I am back in Glasco, NY and it is just as lovely here with my oldest daughte... Fri, 8 Jul 2011 15:43:20 EST vacation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4332108 I am off to visit my daughters and won't have access? I hope so but I am not sure so I will be back in a couple weeks <BR> <BR> I will try to stay on track with the veggies Thu, 30 Jun 2011 05:50:09 EST Good news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4283170 The pathology results were the best news ever; no chemo, no radiaiton. <BR> <BR> Such a weight has been lifted off me. Tue, 7 Jun 2011 12:39:04 EST Glasco http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4278241 I did walk some last week in Glasco, NY and took some pics <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l445352968.jpg"> <BR> This is the boat launch on the Hudson River where I walked twice while visiting my daughter and son in law <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l925244101.jpg"> <BR> The park had a lovely picnic shelter <BR> To get to the park was about a mile which would not have been bad except for the hill; going down was a breeze back up was a s... Sun, 5 Jun 2011 10:30:27 EST June 1st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4269207 Tomorrow I leave my eldest daughter to battle her cancer alone; well not alone with her dear husband that is very attentive to her. I had hoped to hear the results of the biopsies before I left but I must return to work. <BR> <BR> But I am already planning my return visit to see them in late June by then her treatment will have started <BR> <BR> it will be many moments of thoughtlessness and just sitting and praying Wed, 1 Jun 2011 07:52:20 EST pray for us http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4259258 I am with my first born this morning getting ready to go to Albany for surgery and all I can do is pray and I hope you will include us in your prayers this day, thank you. <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day. Fri, 27 May 2011 08:20:03 EST solitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4249087 it was a good day in the garden pulling weeks and watering the new plantings <BR> <BR> it feeds the soul to grow things from seeds Sun, 22 May 2011 16:09:04 EST to the dock http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4240268 walked to the dock at the lake and back in 30 minutes a really quick clip and calculated out as having burned less than 90 calories! The woods were cool and the birds calling to each other delightful. Wed, 18 May 2011 06:27:22 EST Tornado http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4171274 we had a tornado touch down about four miles up the road in Grove, Virginia . Then it jumped over the York River and hit Gloucester Virginia and so far there are three deaths and the Page school had a lot of damage. <BR> <BR> We were lucky in the Lee Hall area to just have had the wind. Sun, 17 Apr 2011 08:19:16 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4121306 I am glad I covered the peonies and bleeding hearts we had sleet last night and may have snow tomorrow. I used clear plastic bags and bobby pins to secure the bags to the grow through I looked everywhere for the closepins but had to make due with the bobby pins. <BR> some of the bags were white and even black bags I was wondering about opque bags and if it would harm the plants to remain covered for a few days until the the storms passed. we will start having warmer weater late in the week... Sun, 27 Mar 2011 11:19:39 EST gray day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4119170 it is mid 30', overcast and gray skies <BR> <BR> we put out extra bird seed this morning and the flocks swarmed; seem to be growing everyday. <BR> <BR> mostly grackles, cowbirds, and starlings. dotted about the black moving mass are the spots and flashes of the red on the red wing blackbirds <BR> <BR> The smaller spotted sparrows, juncos, song sparrows, carolina wrens, darted in and about the larger mass snatching up the crumbs <BR> <BR> But the bright flash of the cardinals was more p... Sat, 26 Mar 2011 08:42:50 EST 30's http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4116135 back in the 30's tonight! but no snow in the forecast thank goodness. I made a tent of the tarp over the table so the plants would be protected. I hope the bleeding hearts dont frost over. the lilac buds look like little berries. the peonies are almost 12 inches tall already. so the frost would not be good. But some years we have frost as late as Easte, but soon we will be over the frost and onto the roses of summer <BR> Thu, 24 Mar 2011 20:28:57 EST tempted http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4095265 I went to a meeting on Monday and in the center of each of the tables there were a dozen or so of the mini chocolate bars; milk chocolate, my favorite. <BR> <BR> I sat through the meeting which was two hours and did not eat one. <BR> <BR> I did take 6 home and put them away and so far have only eaten one as a reward for doing a good job of watching my calories. <BR> <BR> I was able to resist and not eat them all in one setting like I use to. <BR> <BR> small steps to improvement along the... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 06:56:57 EST walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4079703 I have been walking more and marching in place and that has been helping me get more mobile but still the bootcamp videos are tough at least for me Wed, 9 Mar 2011 18:14:01 EST Boot camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4068961 i am still doing very poorly with the bootcamp day 1 and day 2 I've decided to not go on to the other boot camp videos until I can do the begining ones better. Sat, 5 Mar 2011 19:13:14 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4061788 a sunny warm day perfect to clean up the flower beds. transfer the plants out of the garage to enjoy the day and back into the garage we are still having frost at night. Lots of birds out in the yard even with me out there working in the flower beds Wed, 2 Mar 2011 21:53:18 EST almost summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4050222 little burst of green spot the brown curly leaves leftover from winter <BR> <BR> life is slowly coming back <BR> <BR> the stubbly branches on the trees are swelling, ready to burst open in an array of colors <BR> <BR> life is slowly creeping back <BR> <BR> and the most delightful chorus of chirps serenades the sun up into the morning sky <BR> <BR> life is coming back <BR> <BR> another spring soon to be summer <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Sat, 26 Feb 2011 20:43:48 EST slipper camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4033399 I am still trying day 1 and day 2 of bootcamp exercises and feel like I am somewhat successful just because I am still trying to do all the moves as demonstrated but it is difficult at best Sun, 20 Feb 2011 20:27:56 EST Bootcamp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3993861 bootcamp is not easy I guess that is why it is help you reach your goals. I can tell I am not physically ready for the intensity of the workout but I like the added variety. it has made me try new exercises some I did well and some I was not able to do. So I will have to modify the moves and routines to fit me until I get healthy enough to do them right. Sat, 5 Feb 2011 22:50:13 EST bootcamp day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3985151 the day two video was not as hard as I thought it would be it just took me longer to do the routine...I am just slower at things but at least I am trying Wed, 2 Feb 2011 20:31:04 EST boot camp day 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3981749 I tried the boot camp video for day 1 and could not keep up; it was more than what I expected. <BR> <BR> so I will try the day 1 video for a few days until I can get it Tue, 1 Feb 2011 19:22:14 EST 1/30/2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3974588 I spent the weekend working in the yard cutting back the weeds and clearing the dead leaves away. And I found just the nubs of the daffodil's starting and there are bulbs on the bushes and even the trees are starting to get buds on them. It was in the 50's both days. <BR> <BR> The koi are up and about and I was out there at the pond cutting the grass back and managed to cut the wire to the solar rock lights. Thank goodness my husband can fix it. <BR> <BR> I looked at the video on Day 1 of... Sun, 30 Jan 2011 16:43:57 EST weekend plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3948504 I would love to do the 7am bird walk but it will be in the 30's tomorrow morning. <BR> <BR> So my second choice might be the flea market; I'll get a walk in and maybe find some bargains. Part of it is indoors and part is outdoors. <BR> <BR> I want to scrub out my sprout pots so I can start some pepper and tomato plants; I saved the seeds from last year. And I want to start some marigolds and zinnias. I only have a small warmer pad to put the pots on so I can't start to many. <BR> <BR> A... Fri, 21 Jan 2011 20:01:35 EST Thursday, January 20, 2011 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3945065 It has been pleasant; it is 40 now at 6 p. m. and mostly overcast with sprinkles. It will be around 35 tonight. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow we are expected to be in the 40's again. <BR> <BR> I spent some time outside after work to gather up flower pots and bear statue from the pond gave the potted plants a haircut. <BR> <BR> We're still bringing in the Christmas decorations and putting them away for next year; we are already talking about our displays and how we want to change them. <BR> <BR> I ... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 18:19:03 EST early spring http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3931390 It was a pre spring day in the mid 40's here so I set out the potted plants from the garage <BR> <BR> I have a few daffodils and pansies in bloom <BR> <BR> I walked out around the pond but it is still iced over with a thin sheet <BR> <BR> I want to work on the raised beds today and tomorrow' <BR> <BR> it is 8:30 in the evening and its 37 with a slight breeze Sun, 16 Jan 2011 20:32:09 EST