PLAYFULLKITTY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=PLAYFULLKITTY PLAYFULLKITTY'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/ This Weeks Fitness Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5769163 Well I am on day 5 of the Whole30 and so far I feel great. Thus far I'm not craving anything I shouldn't be...the only thing i am really missing is the snacking...i'm a snacker...especially when stressed, so this has been the biggest change for me. Today will be a challenge as dd1, her g/f and i are going to go to a concert. We will be heading out for lunch then hitting the casino. Will be fun, but since for 30 days one of the no no's is grains...i can't drink...which i'm not normally a drink... Fri, 29 Aug 2014 06:50:18 EST This Weeks Thankful Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5768540 Well it's been a couple weeks since I've been able to post my thankfulness...not that I haven't been thankful though. Even on my worse days, when all I wanted to do was curl up in a ball and lock the world out, i still had so much to be thankful for. I am so very truly blessed and I do not forget that. This week i'm not going to break it down but give an overview. My son and I have been working on our mother/son relationship. It's was rough right after I kicked him out, but it's getting bette... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 07:30:02 EST This Weeks Wednesday Weigh In Plus Whole30 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767869 Well took the plunge and weighed myself this morning. I haven't for a couple weeks with everything that had been going on. And I was actually shocked that I had not gained weight. Didn't lose, but that's ok, I knew I wouldn't. <BR> <BR> I am on day 3 of my Whole30. It's both easier and harder than I thought...lol. At this point I kinda miss my processed carbs but more of because how convenient they are not because at this point do i really want them. The hardest part was last night when mak... Wed, 27 Aug 2014 07:33:20 EST This Weeks Try It Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5767152 Well, I know I have tried new things the last couple of weeks, but for the life of me can't remember them...lol. That's what i get for not writing it down. I had been starting to check out the workouts on the treadmill at the gym instead of just jumping on and hitting quick start...i had mastered workout 1 which would move the incline at random times to 2.0. Well last night and this morning I decided it was time to move on to workout 2...which does the same as 1 but goes from zero incline to ... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 07:24:01 EST This Weeks Menu Monday Plus A Whole Lot More http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766502 Well it's been a crazy 3 weeks. Son started drinking again...kicked him out. Hardest most heartbreaking thing I ever had to do, but it had to be done. I could not help him nor was I going to enable him. This started a whole new journey and new chapter in my life also. I went through a period of anger...which led to me cleaning his old room out awfully fast...lol. Then came the depression...it something i had to work through myself...my poor daughters tried to help, but anyone that deals with ... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 07:21:29 EST This Weeks Fitness Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5751024 Well I have been hitting it pretty good this week. Been right on schedule. Tonight I plan on adding in the yoga part of it, so we will see how that goes. <BR> <BR> This weeks playlist includes: <BR> Take A Chance On Me by ABBA <BR> Ain't No Mountain High Enough by Marvin Gaye <BR> All I Want Is Everything by Victoria Justice <BR> Beggin On Your Knees by Victoria Justice <BR> Pour Some Sugar On Me by Def Leppard <BR> Hot Stuff by Donna Summer <BR> Fighter by Christina Aguilera <BR> Genie In ... Fri, 1 Aug 2014 11:26:56 EST This Weeks Thankful Thursday-And End Of Month Review http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5750454 Well it's been a tough month...both good and bad things going on...either way...just stressful...lol. I did not lose any pounds this month at all...but i did somehow manage to lose 1 inch...i'll take it ;) i do need to work on my stress and will be adding in yoga to help with that and burn calories at the same time... <BR> <BR> This weeks thankfullness: <BR> <BR> Thursday-Got to bed close to on time...which considering the last couple weeks...is a true blessing :) <BR> Friday-Found out my n... Thu, 31 Jul 2014 14:38:48 EST This Weeks Wednesday Weigh In-Plateau http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5749712 Yep...i'm there!!! Plateau city :( Time to shake things up a bit maybe. Starting Sunday, I will be going back to eating whole foods again...none of the processed...like i did last month. It was hard, but doable...and I felt so much better...and maybe that is what my body is needing to kickstart it...I've also got to refocus my energies...it's been a busy and stressful month... some bad stress, and yea, some good stress...but regardless...the body still sees it as stress... so thinking about a... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:56:04 EST This Weeks Try It Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748737 Well it's been a busy week in general, just not for the trying new things though...lol. I did manage to try 2 new things. First of all the blue velvet cake for the gender reveal...not too sweet and not too dyed flavored as a red velvet cake. Not something though that I would really eat alot...which is a good thing...lol. I then tried a new recipe...sausage pancake muffins. I loved them...and was glad i only took out the serving size and froze the rest...lol. Not something I could eat everyday... Tue, 29 Jul 2014 07:43:41 EST It's A... and This Weeks Monday Menu Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5748239 Well it's been an exciting weekend. I found out on Friday the gender of my next grandchild. After work I went home and baked the appropriate color of cake. Son was home and this was a top secret mission, so just going home to bake it was no simple task. But somehow I managed without ds seeing. Had to get up super early to decorate said cake. Here is a picture of this finished cake: <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l860406716.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And pic below of said approp... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 12:25:02 EST This Weeks Fitness Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746398 Well getting back on track has been rough, but I'm doing it. Started back to the gym Sunday morning for 30 minutes cardio, 15 strength training and 5 flexibility. On Monday I started back with 60 cardio divided between the treadmill, arc trainer and bike each day along with 5 minutes of flexibility each day. On Tuesday & Thursday did strength training. <BR> <BR> My playlist for the past 2 weeks has been: <BR> Don't Stop by 5 Secons of Summer <BR> We Are Tonight by Billy Currington <BR> The ... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 13:03:52 EST This Weeks Thankful Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745665 Well last week I didn't post my blog for the previous weeks blessings...though don't get me wrong...it was a week full of blessings....and trials...and more blessings. Which brings us to the current week...and the blessings and trials and yes, more blessings still abound. Here is a highlight of my blessings for the week. <BR> <BR> Thursday-Son out of hospital, and though I cannot say I agree with the doctors, he is home and seems to be doing better. <BR> Friday-The local festival that kids a... Thu, 24 Jul 2014 11:39:20 EST This Weeks Wednesday Weigh-Blah!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5744982 Ok, after not getting the chance to weigh in last week...and knowing full well how awful i stuck to plan last week...eating terrible and working out was worse...i have gained a full 5 lbs...uhg!!! it sometimes still amazes me how fast bad habits return so darn quickly....along with the weight. Thankfully I have been getting back on track before even hitting the scale today...for the little picture...OMG...i gained 5 lbs!!! The larger picture...i only gained 5 lbs... 2 weeks of not keeping acc... Wed, 23 Jul 2014 13:10:19 EST This Weeks Menu Monday & Update On Son http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743242 Well, I'm not going to repeat everything I said on Friday, but I did want to update those that are praying and thinking of us during this difficult time. Son, family and myself are taking one day at a time, one step at a time. He at this point doesn't want to quit the drinking, thinks he can "control" it. BUT, he is willing to wait for 21 days to "break" the habit AND he won't drink until he has had his first meeting with a professional. He has an evaluation on the 31st, from there they will ... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 08:29:28 EST The Past Repeating Itself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5741509 Well on an upbeat note, the menu I posted on Monday will be repeated next week since I didn't have the time to cook any of those meals...so next Mondays Menu is already made out. Now for the rest of the story...which is not as upbeat. Warning....depressing and possible triggering blog. <BR> <BR> Tuesday had been a busy busy day. Got to bed a bit late but was sleeping actually pretty good for me. My body must of known that would be the last good sleep I would have for a couple days. At about... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 12:34:58 EST This Weeks Menu Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5738407 Well here we are back at Monday :) It's been a busy but good weekend spent with family and friends. Didn't get much work done around the house but amazingly enough...it's still there waiting for me <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Here is what's on the menu for this week: <BR> <BR> Monday <BR> Breakfast-Bagel thin, strawberries & egg <BR> Lunch-Tuna salad sandwich w/tomato slice and corn <BR> Dinner-Dinner w/mom <BR> <BR> Tuesday <BR> Breakfast-My McSandwich, grapes <BR> Lunch-Salad <BR> Dinner-... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 08:12:24 EST This Weeks Fitness Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736682 Well the past week was uhg...not so good. I did go to the gym for a short work out on Friday the 4th...but had skipped then Saturday & Sunday. But I was back to it come Monday morning. I have been trying to do 30 minutes moderate cardio...the treadmill. And then 30 minutes intense cardio...gazzelle and bike. Yesterday I fell short on the intense cardio..but only by 10 minutes... I have also been keeping up with my 45 minutes strength training each week... 15 minutes 3x a week...and my flexibi... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 11:29:15 EST This Weeks Thankful Thursday-With Pics http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736041 Last Thursday was the last day I would need to cover for the other girls vacation...at least for now ;) Boss bought the office people lunch for record pick ups the last of the month. Also dd1 & g/f and mom and i went to get mani/pedi's...which led to dinner and shoe shopping :) <BR> <BR> Friday was the 4th and spent with family. My mom, both girls and their partners and my grandkids met at the park for a picnic. Always fun when the grandbabies get together. We then later went to my grandma's... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 12:14:34 EST This Weeks Wednesday Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735299 Well, I have not lost anything in 2 weeks. I have no one to blame but myself. Last week was a hormonal mess and I expected it anyways. This week I was just hoping I had enough control of some of the good habits that I didn't gain..which I did not :) The scale is such a dreaded part of my week, yet because of it, I think I am more aware of my daily habits. No, it doesn't mean I automatically stop over eating...this weekend proved that...uhg...and it doesn't mean i keep going at sonic speed for... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 11:28:08 EST This Weeks Try It Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734549 I am including things I have tried the last couple weeks since I did not get a chance to post last week. <BR> <BR> I tried Arnold's Sandwich Thins 100% Whole Wheat Flax & Fiber Rolls. It made a yummy sandwich and toasts up nice for a quick morning breakfast. <BR> <BR> We also tried Bertolli Carbonara Sauce w/chicken and angel hair pasta. We were not a fan. <BR> <BR> Also tried Arugula for the first time. Raw it was pretty good, but wasn't a fan of it being saute'd. <BR> <BR> Couple of... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 12:23:30 EST This Weeks Menu Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5733772 Wow it was a busy busy week last week. Other full time girl was off and it being a holiday week...it got a little crazy. This week should be a little better at getting in here and checking in :) <BR> <BR> As for my menu for this week: <BR> <BR> Monday-Date w/mom <BR> Breakfast-pancakes, grapes, boiled egg <BR> Lunch-BBQ Chicken & Potatoes from last nights dinner <BR> Dinner-date night with mom <BR> <BR> Tuesday <BR> Breakfast-Raisin Bran Cereal & boiled egg <BR> Lunch-half of last nights o... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 11:42:32 EST This Weeks Fitness Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727084 Well this week I have kinda been lazy on the fitness end of things. I am keeping up with 45 minutes cardio 5 days a week, and 30 minutes the other 2 days. I have also keeping up with my strength training for 15 minutes 3 days a week. I am also continuing to do my 5 minute stretching daily. So no, I have not been completely lazy either...lol. <BR> <BR> The last 2 weeks I have had the same play list. But since I didn't blog last week...here goes: <BR> <BR> Let Me Go by AAvril Lavigne <BR> Pop... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 11:34:44 EST This Weeks Thankful Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726385 This week has been busy on the Thankfulness front :) So let's get straight to it. <BR> <BR> Friday-Dinner with dd2 and grandbabies. Also she was babysitting and the kids grandma who just happens to be my best friend came to get them...wohoo...bonus :) <BR> <BR> Saturday-Got to spend the evening with most of my family. dd1 told her grandma that she was gay...went better than expected actually. <BR> <BR> Sunday-Another guy at the gym's last day was Sunday. Took him a cake and said my good by... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 12:40:32 EST This Weeks Wednesday Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725470 Well needless to say I was a very excited girl this morning. First of all, I didn't really want to get up. It's rainy and dreary and all I wanted to do was cuddle my blanket...lol. But up I got. I started my morning ritual of arguing why I need to get to the gym..and then I hopped on the scale...then got off and got right back on...did my eyes deceive me? NO no it didn't...I had lost 3 lbs this week!!! Wohoo!!!! Needless to say, I got to the gym and got a pretty good work out in :) One of the... Wed, 25 Jun 2014 09:04:30 EST This Weeks Try It Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724890 Ok, I will admit to being lazy in the try it fields lately. Just meeting everyday challenges has been about all I've been trying lately...lol. Though I did buy myself a 0X shirt...not sure what size that is really but I know it wasn't a 3X 2X or even a 1X...and guess what...it fit...perfectly...wohoo!!! Now if I could just get my bottom half to shrink like my first half is doing...i will be totally ecstatic...lol. I know I will never have thin thighs...i was blessed with an over abundance of ... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 12:50:10 EST This Weeks Menu Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724169 It's been a crazy busy weekend, and looks like it's going to be that kind of week also. <BR> <BR> Monday-Date w/mom <BR> Breakfast-Cherries and cream oatmeal, boiled egg <BR> Lunch-Hamburger stroganoff from last nights dinner <BR> Dinner-date night with mom <BR> <BR> Tuesday <BR> Breakfast-My McMuffin and strawberries <BR> Lunch-half of last nights order <BR> Dinner-Dirty Rice and corn <BR> <BR> Wednesday <BR> Breakfast-Cheerio's, banana, egg <BR> Lunch-Leftovers from last night <BR> Dinne... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 13:39:53 EST This Weeks Thankful Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721387 It's been crazy busy lately, but someway somehow we all keep getting up and striving to make it a better day :) This weeks thankful list :) <BR> <BR> Friday-dinner with dd2 and time with my grandbabies <BR> Saturday-for dd1's g/f who not only brought over my freezer stuff that i had stored over there the previous week but gave me $20 for gas...which i was in much need of :) <BR> Sunday-me time and my gym time, also got to see the gym manager who I hadn't been able to see for a couple weeks d... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:10:42 EST This Weeks Wednesday Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720470 Well not quite sure how i did it...but another 2 lbs is gone gone gone :) i'll take that and am happy about it :) but i still have to wonder how...lol. My eating has been off the walls for last 5 days...getting home late and eating not so healthy foods, though i will say it's been in moderation also...so that is a plus...then less exercise...been trying to keep up with round 1 at the gym, which is my cardio...but haven't been able to do round 2 for 3 weeks...which is my strength training...an... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 09:01:40 EST This Weeks Menu Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719048 Well here we are again, start of the week. I was blessed to have some alone time this weekend, which means I could get back to a more normal week....this however does not mean it will be!!! lol. Life as we know it is always just on the edge chaotic...and the start of this week has proved just that. I normally get up at 3am...this morning I got a call from dd2 asking me to listen to my lil man...he sounded awful! I could not go with her to the hospital, but I was up just the same. Thankfully i... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 11:06:49 EST This Weeks Wednesday Weigh In Plus Forgiveness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715792 Well, since posting my Friday Fitness blog, things have gotten a little crazy. One week ago today I posted my normal blog plus about needing to schedule a nervous breakdown...lol. Well that is still in the making. Hoping for Saturday to be the day to do it ;) Friday evening, had planned on spending the night with dd2...actually, the lil man...lol. All was going good, then my son called...no electric....wha???!!! Uhg. I guess they kinda like to be paid. Yes, my idiot self forgot to pay the alr... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 13:04:22 EST This Weeks Fitness Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711975 Well fitness has been off this week due to a very painful Sciatic nerve :( I did exercise through it most mornings, but that wasn't working for me either...lol...and by the time i was off work, i was in too much pain to walk across the parking lot to get to the gym! Much less work out. This morning I am hoping that I have made the break through...it was especially painful through the night and this morning...so i started the morning with a stretch, then the first thing at the gym I hit was th... Fri, 6 Jun 2014 09:32:11 EST This Weeks Thankful Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5711344 Well it's been a stressful week, but yet, so much to be thankful for. So let's get it rolling... <BR> <BR> Friday-my dd1 bought me a huge blizzard and I had the blessing of sharing it with my 3 wonderful grandkids :) <BR> Saturday-got the chance to go out of town with dd2 to meet her sister in law for lunch and then some shopping. Had a wonderful time. <BR> Sunday-mom and i had to take dd2 to hospital. hospital trips with the 3 of us is actually fun no matter how sick the one going might be.... Thu, 5 Jun 2014 13:15:12 EST This Weeks Wendsday Weigh In + A Nervous Breakdown Please http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710539 Well let's start with the good news...lost 4 lbs!!! This would normally be the week I don't lose any due to my wonderful hormones...but i did...and 4 at that :) <BR> <BR> Now for the rest of my craziness. On Saturday, ds texted me and said he thinks his car is getting ready to breakdown...he use to have a job where in case of emergency like that, he could use my car...not so much anymore. Though he was able to take it Sunday to help out. Then on Sunday dd2 needed to be taken to the emergenc... Wed, 4 Jun 2014 12:49:03 EST This Weeks Tuesdays Try It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709942 Well not much on the try it spectrum...though i have done a few things... like try Tai Chi... interesting exercises...and good for balance. Then tried a couple new recipes that I love... <BR> <BR> Bacon Buffalo Ranch Chicken <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2743609 </link> <BR> <BR> And then my Inside Out Baked Omelet <BR> <link>recipes.sparkpeople.com/recipe-detai<BR>l.asp?recipe=2746927 </link> <BR> <BR> So that is it for the past few weeks :) Tue, 3 Jun 2014 18:39:48 EST This Weeks Menu Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708919 Ok, so this week should be interesting. I've decided for 1 week...just 7 days...that I will will not eat bread, noodles, etc...i'm not going low carb or anything, just not eating over-processed carbs such as above listed. I never really thought about how much bread played in my eating...and yet...try to live without it, even if only for a short time!!! Like, I'm still allowing myself oatmeal and rice...but meal planning was a bit challenging for the upcoming week still...I decided to do this ... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 12:31:27 EST This Weeks Fitness Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706602 Well, nothing really to report this week. My playlist is the same from the past 2 weeks as my weekends have been too crazy to change it up, thankfully I liked the music I had put on....lol. And same work out schedule as last week...i'm liking it and think i will stick to it for a couple weeks and see how it goes :) I would like to add some non scale victories...though, yes, i did have a scale victory this week...still like to look at the other things...like the clothes being looser...or my he... Fri, 30 May 2014 08:16:30 EST This Weeks Thankful Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705999 As always, I have so much to be thankful for, that I decided to break it down into days... this may be the new format for Thursdays blog :) <BR> <BR> Friday-Dinner with my dd2 and all 3 grandbabies. Love the extra time I got :) <BR> Saturday-Was date day with my mom and 2 grandsons (2 1/2 and 1 1/2), also thankful that they found out what was wrong with the lil lady and then dinner over at dd1's <BR> Sunday-dd2 and family came over for dinner <BR> Monday-dd1, dd2 and all grandbabies got to g... Thu, 29 May 2014 11:43:34 EST This Weeks Wendsday Weigh In And Some Catching Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704958 Wow...even for me, it's been crazy this holiday weekend...the plan was to do some major cleaning and organizing and try to get back on track with my life...um...yea...well that didn't happen!!! Friday night was over to dd2's for dinner, as is every Friday night...the lil lady was very lethargic...but not really running a fever...and no other symptoms...on Saturday I got some dishes done and then to the gym...mom, both grandsons and me all had a date planned... carousal at the mall, then lunch... Wed, 28 May 2014 07:44:52 EST This Weeks Fitness Friday+Catching Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701299 Well, it's been a crazy week. As you may have read in Monday's blog, I was sick over the weekend plus had 2 of my grandbabies...well that set me up for a crazy week as my weekend is usually when i prepare for the week...then work has been crazy busy...not sure why...but uhg!!! Tuesday I didn't have any new "try its" then Wednesday...well...i gained 2 lbs...yes, i had the flu...and chased babies around...and i gained!!! lol. only i could do that... thursday i had and have a lot to be thankful ... Fri, 23 May 2014 08:21:53 EST This Weeks Menu Monday+The Flu and Grandbabies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5698486 Well to say this week was interesting is an understatement. I don't normally feel "old" but this weekend I felt my age. I am no longer in my 20's...that was quite obvious this weekend...lol. So I get up on Saturday morning, did my sparking and headed out the door for the gym. All packed up to get ready there for a mother daughter banquet at my mom's church. I just couldn't seem to get my motivation to get all that great of workout in... but i did do my stretching and 30 minutes cardio...then ... Mon, 19 May 2014 13:33:10 EST This Weeks Fitness Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5696353 Well this week had been kinda sucky for my exercise routine...too much talking and not enough action!!! I am still doing more though per day than i was a couple of months ago, and at least maintaining my 30 minute a day goal of cardio, most days going above...so am happy about that at least :) and I know my efforts are paying off...i bought a new shirt the size i was in before starting to have my babies over 20 yrs ago...i put it on today...and wohoo!!!! It fits perfectly...wtg me :) I also k... Fri, 16 May 2014 11:29:37 EST This Weeks Thankful Thursday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5695874 This week I am thankful for the 2 lb loss, the time i spent with the family this past weekend, seeing a red bird outside my kitchen window while doing dishes today and for the guy at the gym's baby girl was born and doing good :) I am also very thankful for my friends at the gym...each one mean so much to me. Thu, 15 May 2014 18:07:47 EST This Weeks Wendsday Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694750 Well, needless to say I am doing a happy dance...2 more lbs gone. For those that have been with me a while, you know me losing is rough enough...and 1 lb almost torture...but when i can hit that 2 lb loss...and then to do it 2 weeks in a row...wohoo!!! So I took a look at my past numbers...I started SP in 2008 at 305 lbs. I weighed in on 2/1/13 at 270. That is only 35 lbs in 5 years...but I was at least moving forward. During those 5 yrs I had a hernia surgery w/bowel reconstruction, had mrsa... Wed, 14 May 2014 09:20:32 EST This Weeks Try It Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5694158 Last week I had tried some Special K cracker chips in the Sour Cream and Onion flavor. I wasn't sure of them at first, but a couple bites into the bag, i started to enjoy them. At 110 calories per bag, it was worth it when i needed a quick bite to get me through. <BR> <BR> This past week I tried Hydrive Energy Water. Was feeling kind of sluggish but wasn't willing to spend the money or the calories on an energy drink either...then at Walmart I ran across the Hydrive for $1...and only 30 cal... Tue, 13 May 2014 12:15:22 EST This Weeks Menu Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5693368 Wow, it's been a crazy busy weekend. It started Thursday night with baking a cake for one of the guys at the gym. He is leaving to pursue another career and I wanted to do something for him. I took that into him on Friday morning. Friday after work i went home to make 4 lbs of pasta salad and 4 layers of cake. Then went out out with dd1 and her friend to dinner and a movie. Had a good time but didn't get home until late. Saturday it was up and get the car packed with all the party things, inc... Mon, 12 May 2014 11:55:15 EST The Princess' 1st Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5692416 Well, it's been a busy and crazy couple of days...for those that have just started reading my blog, I am the family cake baker and decorator...It's something I started when my kids were small to save money...then it turned into a hobby...now it's just turned into crazy...lol. I do love doing it...but I'll be honest...it's kinda rough to stick to a healthy eating plan and my exercise routine...especially when it's 1st birthday cakes...because they are usually more detailed...more special...mor... Sun, 11 May 2014 06:56:36 EST This Weeks Wendsday Weigh In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5689727 Well I'm gonna start by saying..i am seriously losing track of time...lol. Yesterday was a normal day...get up, read bible, go to gym, go to work, at lunch ran to store, after work hit the gym again, then home, cook dinner, do dishes, check emails and record food and exercise... this is where i then would post to my teams...um...that is where i kinda got lost... decided to eat before doing this and then...just forgot...lol. I wondered how i had time to watch 2 tv shows in fast forward instead... Wed, 7 May 2014 11:25:03 EST This Weeks Menu Monday And Getting Back To Normal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687998 Well, last week I started out this days blog entry with this is going to be a crazy....and that ended up being quite the understatement!!! Today is an attempt to getting back to "normal" I have come to work, and left my ds alone for the first time since the incident happened... I am not scared that he will try anything...quite confident that he is going to be just fine... but the mother in me really didn't want to leave for work either...Lots to do here at work...keeping me busy catching up..... Mon, 5 May 2014 12:05:20 EST Today Is One More Positive Step http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5687177 Again...graphic and emotional blog ahead. Just need to get this one thing out. On Tuesday, I walked into my home to the unthinkable....my son had tried to commit suicide. One of his best friends kneeling beside him, already on the phone with 911...what I, nor he, knew... was that same day, that friend would have a cousin that also decided to take his own life... except he succeeded in his quest to end it...as i stood at that funeral home today for that man... a man that left behind a wife and... Sun, 4 May 2014 12:44:16 EST Update On DS and Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5686566 I was just going through and catching up with my SP...and noticed my status..."PLAYFULLKITTY is almost ready to take on the day...almost...lol" That was written on Tuesday morning... the day my son attempted to take his own life....a day that would forever change a lot of lives. As any parent can agree...I never could be ready for what i faced that day...don't get me wrong, i am so very thankful that my son did not complete the job he had set out to do...but still the same, you can't be prepa... Sat, 3 May 2014 15:39:37 EST