PICTUREME40's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PICTUREME40 PICTUREME40'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/ What a Month http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722281 <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1552544411.jpg"> <BR> Today we are getting ready for vacation with family. So will MIA until next Saturday. This will be the first time in 4 years that I don't feel as strong in choosing good food for vacation. Will see what I can do about that by taking my foods with us. <BR> <BR> I also hope that by next week I'll be more consistent with journaling food daily. That will be my goal on vacation as well. No matter what it is. Fri, 20 Jun 2014 16:57:09 EST Brushing myself off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706709 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1965561608.jpg"> <BR> Today I will continue toward my goals in spite of the challenges Satan is throwing my way. So brushing myself off and will persevere with Jehovah's help. Food is planned and ready to get going at staying on track all day. <BR> Fri, 30 May 2014 10:31:31 EST Trying even harder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5672661 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l372083283.jpg"> <BR> I'm determine to run the race toward better health. Depression side tracked me for a while but I caught my second breath(so to speak) and ready to keep moving forward toward my goals. Plus I want to fit back into my skinny jeans and I refuse to pack them away for good. Tue, 15 Apr 2014 09:17:22 EST Lost 2 lbs of stress!!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5668087 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l446458319.jpg"> <BR> So yesterday I was still struggling getting my house work done. I did a couple of things about it. I prayed for acceptance that I would not be doing a perfect 100% cleaning of house and that it would be good enough for now. Second I Asked for help from my physical sister and I took action. And this morning scale show 2 lbs lost. <BR> <BR> Workout is in for today and its a good day no matter what happens. Wed, 9 Apr 2014 09:34:12 EST Dust, Dust and more Dust. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5660325 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1225216810.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Looks like it will be a week of clean up from bathroom remodel. So will take this challenge one day at a time and one room at a time. Plus will ask for a little help from DS and DH. <BR> <BR> At least tonight I have a real bathroom once again. Boys did a great job. Sun, 30 Mar 2014 20:54:19 EST Enjoyed my day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5649464 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l899851578.jpg"> <BR> Got great counsel from OC and can see where I can go from here. To meet and set realist goals for myself. <BR> <BR> Grateful to Jehovah to provide such great shepherds. Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:05:07 EST Being Assertive is never easy for me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5645770 But I'm so glad when I take action. There are some family problems acting up and to took what action I needed to remove myself but protect a person who can't protect her self. Now the rest I will rely on Jehovah to give me what I need to go from here. It will be what it will be. <BR> <BR> Was also reminded by the OC visit and talk tonight about how to keep things in balance with personal study of the bible. It was very encouraging to say the least. Tue, 11 Mar 2014 23:04:14 EST Packing for my trip http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5634474 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1756066449.jpg">Today I'm very relaxed about the trip I leave on tomorrow. I am determine to not focus on the food (which is on everyone elses minds. I will take my food along and stay focused. I'm not even stressed about the packing. Getting it done before bed is soon enough for me. It will be what it will be. <BR> <BR> I am so grateful that DH doesn't mind me going away with the Sisters and that he doesn't put great demands on me before ... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 15:01:01 EST Getting ready for a relaxing afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633462 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/7/l876573371.jpg"> <BR> Well almost relaxing. <BR> Massage is on the schedule and a chiropractic appointment. Got me some movies from Library to veggie out with once I get back home. <BR> Will be leaving on thrusday for Girly weekend with some of the Sisters. So resting up so I can make the trip. Hip is slowly getting better. <BR> It's a good day. Tue, 25 Feb 2014 12:55:12 EST Helping DS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5628275 Today I got a call bright and early that DS is sick and needed me to open his business for him. I hope he goes to Doctor and get's something for his cough. And wouldn't you know it I forgot how to schedule appointments on his computer. Guess this way I won't over book him. I can at least answer phone calls and hope DS is well enough to come in for a little while or not. Either way I'm here for the day. DH is out splitting wood. It will be what it will be. The good news is I brought a lot of ... Wed, 19 Feb 2014 11:25:34 EST Out side my comfort Zone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5624632 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1752934418.jpg"> <BR> It's a bit nippy out there 2 above 0. I will brave the temps and get outside to take some pictures. Grand kids are coming tonight so will be doing some babysitting tonight. Sat, 15 Feb 2014 10:03:37 EST Good use of my time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5623035 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1324970662.jpg"> <BR> Nice slow day to appreciate Jehovahs gifts. And sit in front of fireplace and study for tonight. <BR> It's a good day. Thu, 13 Feb 2014 10:51:43 EST It's a good day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5622250 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1212246187.jpg"> <BR> On track with workout and personal study. Now on to drinking my water 4 today. <BR> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 12:20:43 EST Will Keep Going http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5621200 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1573057178.jpg"> <BR> Scale has finally stopped climbing and exercise was a little bit easier yesterday than the day before. So far so good. Later start to my day so ended up eating before exercise so have to wait a bout an hour to exercise. Okay! Where is that timer? <BR> <BR> It's a good day. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 10:24:24 EST On the move http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5617736 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2068194563.jpg"> <BR> Not breaking any of my old records on steps but it was better than my last workout and that's a win in my book. <BR> Fri, 7 Feb 2014 10:38:18 EST Being productive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5616844 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1664706710.jpg"> <BR> Working on being prepared for meeting. So light day is planned other wise. Thu, 6 Feb 2014 11:28:36 EST Addressing the most important things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615827 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l494675277.jpg"> <BR> Today I got workout done first thing this morning. It was longer than the day before so I'm on the right track. I so love reading in the year book seeing how Jehovah's organization is able to reach so many congregation at one time is exciting. <BR> It's a good day no matter what. <BR> Wed, 5 Feb 2014 11:12:07 EST Doing my best. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5615149 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1988481798.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday I did better than I expected with my steps. And I remembered to stretch after we got home from shopping and stuff. <BR> <BR> Today it was all about addressing things I was putting off because of procrastination. It's so interesting how that can stop me in my tracks. Until I address that one spiritual thing that was important for me to finish I can't seem to move forward. Grrrrrr!! I hate when that happens. ... Tue, 4 Feb 2014 16:11:32 EST I was stuck but now I'm not http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5613771 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1648325270.jpg"> <BR> I think I have a game plan for accepting changes in my routine. (With Jehovah's help) <BR> Will see how it works this week or if I need to make changes. Still having to accept shorter workouts because of a fibo flair-up. Need to do the best I can for today and tomorrow will be what it will be. <BR> <BR> <em>521</em> Goal : exercise 5X's this week. <BR> Mon, 3 Feb 2014 09:14:35 EST Son moving back home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5608159 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2086758786.jpg"> <BR> Son called and he will be moving back home this weekend. He got a new job. So looks like I'll be giving up my exercising room. Just when I was enjoying my quiet time. Life as I know it will be changing. Talked with DH to discuss what will be a good time for me to exercise in TV room. Not that he is demanding. But I don't want to be demanding or taking away from his TV time. Having to ask everyday will be mentally exhaus... Tue, 28 Jan 2014 11:40:35 EST So far so good. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5607207 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/3/l839689533.jpg"> <BR> So far we are weathering the cold really well. Spending most time in office doing spiritual things. Did my 10 mins of workout with out pain. Maybe tomorrow I can 5 min more. Slow and steady Wins the race. Or so I've been told. <em>334</em> Mon, 27 Jan 2014 13:08:10 EST Getting ready for deep freeze http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5606455 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l804803390.jpg"> <BR> Talking about - 50 below O by tuesday. Add LP shortage and will pray that our fuel holds out until things change. Brrrrrr!!! Sun, 26 Jan 2014 18:54:35 EST It will be what it will be. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5604341 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2108499201.jpg"> <BR> Still moving slower. Workout will not look pretty but I'm determine to do my best even if that means only a 1/4 of what I normally do and the rest will be what it will be. <BR> <em>521</em> Fri, 24 Jan 2014 11:35:02 EST IT's one of those kind of days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5602382 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1582376218.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Monday's busy day set me back so having to scale things back for a day or so. Just because I can doesn't mean I should. Lesson learned that I'm not 26 anymore so need to scale down that to do list a little. <BR> <em>198</em> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 13:26:59 EST Extra busy today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599807 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l746055873.jpg"> <BR> On the run (so to speak) today with lots on my to do list. <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> Workout is done, now I'm off to start my day. Mon, 20 Jan 2014 09:15:48 EST A Day with the friends http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5599397 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2085233922.jpg"> <BR> Took time for Jehovah and spiritual things. Than fellowship with one of the friends we finish our visit in front of a fire in a fireplace at our favorite Restaurant with a cup of tea and good conversation. <BR> Sun, 19 Jan 2014 21:06:22 EST All the hard work paid off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5597988 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l505008972.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well I didn't break any speed records on the house work but it is finally caught up and behind us now. Last room (the bathroom) was painfully slow in completing but the last step is now done. <BR> <BR> Happy with my steps for this past week. Now I want to see if I can keep it up. One day at a time. <BR> <BR> Monday will be my day off from exercise (to many things on to do list). <BR> <BR> Finally came up with ... Sat, 18 Jan 2014 12:45:38 EST Most important things done first http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5596889 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1424895905.jpg"> <BR> Workout is behind me. <em>244</em> <BR> Will do some bible reading on the way to an appointment. It's a good day inspite of the cold weather. Anything else done will be a bonus. <BR> Fri, 17 Jan 2014 11:03:39 EST Taking care of the most important things http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5594601 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l1898047627.jpg"> <BR> Seeing the light at the end of the tunnel. Another room thoroughly cleaned and baking is done as of yesterday afternoon. Sad to say DH was stuck with my baking stuff because fibo flair left me with no energy to wash the dishes. I grateful he is a good sport when it comes to this. <BR> <BR> It appeared we were in a donut hole where the snow did not dump on us. DH didn't even have to plow the driveway. You won't here us... Wed, 15 Jan 2014 10:42:38 EST Make good use of my time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5593316 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1547248923.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Workout is in and back on track. Finish house work and baking some healthy cookies are on the to do list as well. They say we could get 5+ inches of snow today so what better thing to do than put my time to good use. Tue, 14 Jan 2014 09:24:24 EST I will complete what I started http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5590016 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l82781536.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I'm determine with a lot of help from DH I will complete cleaning the rest of the house. No "If's , "and's or "But"s. <BR> I accept I can't do it all by myself and that's okay!. I can explain to DH how I would like it done and we will work at it together. I accept it may not be done as perfect as I would like. And that's okay. Sat, 11 Jan 2014 09:28:37 EST Tomorrows Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5588703 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/0/l1051731251.jpg"> <BR> Time to have a check up with new Doctor. Not quiet sure how I'm feeling about that appointment. He seem like a okay doctor anyway trying to breath thru this appointment. We may have some slick roads so have asked DH to drive me if they prove to challenging. And last but not least Insurance Comp want me to wait to have yearly blood work done after my yearly check up. So I'm not going to get to eat until close to 11am tom... Thu, 9 Jan 2014 23:26:01 EST Keeping busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5587889 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l227895769.jpg"> <BR> 2 rooms bit the dust and are clean and sparkling this morning With DH's help. Will be spending time with a Sister from our Cong. If things go well her organizing of paper work will be completely up to date. You should see her smile it warms my heart. House work was my workout for today. It's a good day. Thu, 9 Jan 2014 09:57:47 EST Setting myself up for Sucess http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5586831 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2058462467.jpg"> <BR> Workout is in but I'm not done yet. Want to thoroughly clean house. Taking one room at a time and will see how much we get done. Also pre cooked food so I'm all set for staying on track with my food. Feels good to see those items check off the list. <BR> <BR> I'm making progress Wed, 8 Jan 2014 11:53:20 EST Warmer today!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5585770 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l208089050.jpg"> <BR> Son's water pipes froze last night so I opened his shop this morning so he could unthaw them. Yap! I bundle up just like this to keep warm. Wind has died down and house is almost in the 70's. Ah!!! much better. <BR> <BR> Getting a lot checked off to do list. Tue, 7 Jan 2014 14:22:37 EST No workout for next 2 days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5584102 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l90056800.jpg"> <BR> <BR> All bundles up house just won't get warm. Furnace just keep staying on. I feel sorry for anyone who is homeless right now. House is just to cold for me to do workout so I might dance in office to keep warm but that about all for me today. It is what it is. Mon, 6 Jan 2014 10:05:38 EST My day is complete http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5583519 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1480127134.jpg"> <BR> We could see temp reach -40-50 below 0 tomorrow into Tuesday. <BR> So staying close to home as the temp's drop. <BR> <BR> Got my Fitbit yesterday so took time to set it up so I'll be all set for tomorrow's workouts. Will see if I'm going to like using it or not. I'm keeping a open mind. <BR> <BR> Great comments were made at the KH today and just loved the WT study on Prayer adding highlights from it to my tablet for... Sun, 5 Jan 2014 20:45:50 EST Quiet day here http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5581843 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1519710877.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Workout is done and I have the house to myself. Lot's planned and a little TLC as well. It's a productive day. Sat, 4 Jan 2014 11:58:46 EST WOW! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5580470 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/0/l801860030.jpg"> <BR> Today is starting out on the right track. I got up earlier and workout is behind me. Great to check that off my to do list . Moving on to the rest of my day. Fri, 3 Jan 2014 09:05:16 EST Busy day planned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5579396 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2134091008.jpg"> Time to bundle up really good. Another cold day here. Brrrrrrrrr!! <BR> <BR> Going to be out and about today. Took care of the most important things so anything else completed will be a bonus. Thu, 2 Jan 2014 12:27:13 EST Moving a head http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5576337 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/7/l476031054.jpg"> Today I continue to set myself up for success. Just a few small changes and I'm almost at the starting line for 2014. <BR> <BR> It's a good day. No matter what happens. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 07:28:23 EST Getting back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5575558 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/2/l326030165.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Lot's of layers needed for today -15 degrees. brrrrrrrrrr!!! Grand kids were here for 3 days. Had lots of fun but I'm warn out (but in a good way). Didn't make it to meeting yesterday and was disappointed in myself for that but it's behind me and I can't change yesterday but will strive to be more assertive next time they visit on a meeting day. <BR> <BR> Took time to tweak my favorites and get rid of any double ... Mon, 30 Dec 2013 11:15:44 EST Learned something. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5573029 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2042137092.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I learned this week that I need to schedule appointments from this time on ward for later in the day. With new meds added for depression I'm just not able to get going very fast in the morning and still get my workouts in. So point noted and will put a reminder in my date book as well. Already shared this with DH so he can help remind me not to schedule any to early in morning. It will be what it will be. <BR> ... Fri, 27 Dec 2013 12:12:57 EST Laying low http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5572196 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/7/l773369792.jpg"> <BR> <BR> On track with daily exercise. Will need to lay low today after helping a sister from our congregation yesterday. She was dealing with some plumbing problems so a lot of mopping was needed. Fibro not happy with me today. <BR> <BR> Grand kids come in a couple of days and we have all this new snow. Can't wait to play outside in it with them. <BR> <BR> It's a great day in spite of pain. Thu, 26 Dec 2013 11:11:30 EST Need to move a little faster http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5571082 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l668280133.jpg"> <BR> Workout in and food is journaled. Will need to work on getting up earlier if i plan on having time for exercise each morning before appointments start. Grateful I have a week to tweak this new goal. <em>198</em> Tue, 24 Dec 2013 11:16:58 EST On track with my goals for the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5570475 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/0/l503310796.jpg"> <BR> Workout is behind me and food & Exercise is journaled, so I'm moving on to the next thing on my list. Feels good to be on track. <BR> <BR> It's a good day. Mon, 23 Dec 2013 12:06:05 EST Good use of my time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569750 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l9513060.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It's a winter wonderland here in WI today. Meeting canceled but it sure looks inviting to walk around in all of the snow. Now where are the grandkids when you need them because Boy! could we have fun. <BR> <BR> Got all appointments recorded for Next month. So doing a happy dance about that. Baking is also on the list for today. I'm also filing in office as well. It should be a productive day for me. Sun, 22 Dec 2013 09:52:07 EST Removing the old to do list http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5569267 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/9/l791455807.jpg"> <BR> Had a very nice time with on of the friends,plus I survived driving in rush hour traffic. We are about 2 days away from having all her paper work filed. I'm so proud how she went out of her comfort zone to address this task. She doesn't know it yet but I bought her a mini tablet/mp3 player so she can listen to magazines on it. I hope to set it up as simple as I can for her. A fitting gift for all her hard work. <BR> <... Sat, 21 Dec 2013 11:25:11 EST A fun day is planned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567925 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l465249614.jpg"> <BR> Time to get ready and check some things off my to do list before company comes. A friend is coming for a visit. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 10:38:16 EST Glad this day is almost over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5567420 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l307221334.jpg"> <BR> <BR> We have been on the go all day. DH is off to the farm and I'm going to pour myself a nice cup of tea and veggie out for a while. <BR> Doctor appointment went fine and I think I can work with him. That's what matters most. Very grateful for Jehovah's help on this matter. Wed, 18 Dec 2013 16:36:42 EST