PRINCESSPP's SparkPeople Blog PRINCESSPP's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Success begins with me ... <img src=""> <BR> Feeling sore and pooped this morning, and have another day to work at the dugout .. but feeling good that I made it for 4 hours working the dugout, on my feet and nowhere to sit down .. :? Good news is there was a big worker turnout .. so it wasn't as harried, bad news is there was a big worker turnout, and I don't do well in spaces where everywhere you turn around you are bumping into someone .. so I stayed close to the... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 08:43:01 EST A whole new chapter ... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> A new chapter has opened up in my life .. I am ready to move on... <BR> <BR> This weekend is the perfect time to do so. It seems EVERYTHING is thrown on the same weekend. I work the dugout (a soda stand in the middle of a park for baseball tournaments) today and tomorrow for 11-3. It's a volunteer position, and trust me .. there is NO sit down time .. and "usually" the people that are working work well together... Sat, 12 Jul 2014 08:26:16 EST It's over.....officially It has become apparent that it’s over .. 15 years of friendship thrown out the window on a misunderstanding. A group email that was sent earlier this morning was relayed back to me. I am no longer on her “email list” .. <BR> <BR> On my ANNIVERSARY, I received a deep dark email, and that’s where it started .. Happy anniversary to me .. I still haven’t heard HOW it was that this person “left me down” .. but now I have come to the conclusion it no longer makes a difference. I had just come ... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 14:27:01 EST SUCCESS !!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> SUCCESS! Made it to Friday and haven't lost ANY extra hair in the process. The picture is NOT my little girl, but it definitely shows how happy I am ... things have come into place the last couple of days .. until the next "mass confusion", I am taking advantage of it. <BR> <BR> I slept good last night <em>102</em> , and had a WONDERFUL lunch with my friends - 2 I haven't seen in quite a while. It was so nic... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 10:25:52 EST Off kilter night sleep ... ... Fell asleep really quick and sound, but at about 1 this morning, my brain kicked into overdrive with all the stuff that's banging around in it .. I hate when that happens .. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I am going out to lunch with friends today, and looking very forward to that. I already know what I am going to have .. <BR> <BR> Puppy keeps getting better every day. Yesterday when I got home, hubby had the staircase open, while she basically stays where we are, we decided still whi... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 08:13:11 EST Sally's "to die for" pasta salad .. :) Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 box Betty Crocker™ Suddenly Salad® ranch & bacon pasta salad mix <BR> 1/2 cup ranch dressing <BR> 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed <BR> 1 1/2 cups small broccoli florets <BR> 1/2 cup thinly sliced red bell pepper, cut into bite-size strips <BR> 1/2 cup cucumber slices, halved <BR> 4 medium green onions, sliced (1/4 cup) <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> <BR> 1 Empty Pasta mix into 3-quart saucepan 2/3 full of boiling water. Gently boil uncovered... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 12:43:02 EST Had a wonderful ..... ..... night with friends last night. I went to a pot luck dinner, and I must admit .. My pasta salad was 'TO DIE FOR' ... it was yummy (and very very pretty :) ) as was all the other food that was there .. Thankfully this is a very small group and so there isn't enough food to feed an army anymore .. We've all scaled it down .. lol .. <BR> <BR> I'm happy to say that puppy was chipper this morning. We still have the staircase blocked off when we are not there .. so she's getting her rest t... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 11:36:47 EST Got a good night sleep .... <em>102</em> ... thankfully .. because it appears as if I need to carry the blame for quite a few things .. It's getting rather thin being pointed to for blame .. ?? Whatever ... Daddy used to say you wouldn't get blamed for anything if you didn't do anything .. :) So -- I guess I do a heck of a lot .. and thankfully I have all my bases covered .. but it's getting rather thin having to have to prove myself .. :? *sigh* .. <BR> <BR> BUT I got a good night sleep, and my little girl's eye app... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 12:01:35 EST Stressed big time today ... .... on very little sleep .. Puppy now has an appointment tomorrow for her eyes .. The vet did something on Wednesday when she was there, and she's been squinty every since .. almost like she has dry eye .. :( .. So -- tomorrow we go see what is going on .. Poor little girl .. :( <BR> <BR> Been busy this morning, so "missed my mid morning snack" .. this is a good thing because once that starts .. my morning snack runs into lunch, early afternoon, mid afternoon, late afternoon, dinner, early... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 13:22:24 EST Wow ... just read my last post from over a year ago .. ... ... ......and life hasn't really changed much .. but I'm working on it .. <BR> <BR> Since then things have changed ... some for the better ... some not .. <BR> <BR> ---I am heading for retirement at my job .. however, it will be at least 1-2 years before that happens .. and my boss made note to tell me; to write down my job duties .. I doubt that they will get one person to be "stupid" enough to take over my 6 positions .. but when I give my final notice, I will have all of my "how to's" note... Sun, 6 Jul 2014 12:02:12 EST My REVISED goals ....I can't do it all !!!! <img src=""> <BR> Time to set back and smell the coffee !!!! :) <BR> <BR> I went to a 1 hour seminar yesterday on weight loss, and slowdown. Granted it was a promotional for their clinic, but all of a sudden a light bulb went on .. <BR> <BR> I have a very PACKED life .. and I know it. I thought I could do it all .. and then some, only to find out I was mistaken (not wrong .. lol .. just mistaken .. lol) . <BR> <BR> I reached my ... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 10:51:47 EST Yet another snow day .... <img src=""> <BR> and this is getting really thin !!!! lol .. <BR> <BR> I seriously do feel bad for those in Kansas City, and south .. .. they appear to be getting hit bad, and they don't have the equipment that Wisconsin does .. So my prayers go out to those that are getting hit down south... Stay safe ... <BR> <BR> I'm having another "cant find the road day" .. which is a good thing .. I truly enjoy the peace and quiet of home, and ... Wed, 27 Feb 2013 09:38:36 EST Glue .... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Where does GLUE come from .. I have GLUE on my chair at work, which is preventing me from getting up and moving around for 9-10 hours a day (with the exception of lunch and potty breaks), then I go home and have glue on my chair there in front of the TV .. and then I go upstairs and I have glue on my chair in front of the computer ?? <BR> <BR> Why is everyone practical joking with me and putting GLUE on all my c... Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:50:35 EST How do you train a brain !!!!???? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How come .. My brain KNOWS the drill, but when I am having a bad streak, it feels the need to turn on and attack BAD things .. It KNOWS food is not a source of comfort .. ?? it only ADDS to the problems !!! Why can't my brain understand this !!!??? All it does is sits and laughs at me when it "wins the arguement" .. Chocolate issss gooooooodddddd ... Chocolate will solve ALL of your problems !!!!! Chocolate will m... Thu, 14 Feb 2013 08:51:49 EST Complainer coming .. BEWARE !!!!! Release in process !!! :) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Exhaustion ensues !!! Why is it that people can't figure out ... I don't cotton to "take my ball and go home" attitudes .. Someday people that I "think" know me at least enough to figure this out .. would figure out .. when you start talking like that .. it does nothing but tick me off further .. <BR> <BR> Why can't people be responsible for their own actions ??? Why do people have to INSIST on pointing fingers ... Mon, 11 Feb 2013 12:02:03 EST My house is clean(er) again !!!! YAY !!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> A day like today it feels good to be inside, and cozy ... <BR> <BR> I have already done a MAD SCIENTIST stirfry, to take me into the week, and I'm anxious to have for lunch. I actually got a chance to clean at least my downstairs .. Body ran out of steam once I reached upstairs .. (still has big OUCH behind it) .. <BR> <BR> I am sooo proud of myself from yesterday. The company brought in Fried fish, Fried chi... Sat, 9 Feb 2013 12:33:36 EST Still Suffering from OUCH !!!! <img src=""> <BR> While the weather outside is frightful .. I could not BELIEVE how absolutely BEAUTIFUL it was driving to work this morning. Really picked up my "I don't want to go out" mood .. <em>20</em> The snow on the trees and bushes made it a white wonderland of beauty !!! <BR> <BR> I had my "pity party for my OUCH" yesterday .. and have to admit, I over ate !!! <em>15</em> "BURP" .. but today is yet another day .. If I was ... Fri, 8 Feb 2013 11:24:42 EST Ohhh dearrrrrr aaammmm IIIII ssssooorrrreee !!!!!! :? <img src=""> <BR> Ohh dear .. I spent the day yesterday at the office, moving file boxes, and "spring cleaning" to get rid of my feeling of slothyness, and frustration .. People KNEW I was not in a good mood, and just stepped back when I entered the room .. Nobody even looked at me wrong ... (I work with some smart people ... lol) <BR> <BR> I did alot ... and it really helped .. It settled my stress level, and I could sit down (maybe not ... Thu, 7 Feb 2013 12:12:28 EST Having struggles here ... HEEELLPP!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm peeking from the cracks .. I don't want to crawl out of bed in the morning... Life is becoming very overwhelming, I'm loosing ME times, I can't seem to "do it all" .. my battery is running dry really fast .. and we're only into February .. :? <BR> <BR> Did you ever find that when you become overwhelmed .. what is the first thing to suffer .. YOUR self support .. That's where I am now .. Things are being shot... Wed, 6 Feb 2013 10:46:18 EST After a weekend of having a cold ... ... I am back to the living. I have survived yet another ICK, and fell into the syndrome of "poor sally ... " and temper tantrums of "I don't wanna track" .. but I had no urge to "eat totally naughty" .. <BR> <BR> Follow that ?? Good cuz I didn't .. :) I'm back in the living, and look forward to getting back to success of each day !!!! <BR> <BR> I wish everyone a wonderful day even if it IS Monday .. :) Mon, 28 Jan 2013 10:07:53 EST Whoops .... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ARE YOU IN THERE ????? <BR> <BR> He was just way too cute to pass up .. :) <BR> <BR> It's been a couple of days and I'm still on track .. I've been fighting with a dang nabbit headache the last couple of days .. I think it's stress. The good news is the stress hasn't affected my eating .. THAT has been right on the mark. <BR> <BR> Even Tuesday .. I was soooo overtired, I almost fell asleep at my desk a coup... Thu, 24 Jan 2013 10:10:40 EST As promised .... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> .... to myself on getting myself back on track from my "FREE" meal on Saturday and proud to say I KEPT MY PROMISE !!!! <BR> <BR> If and when I make it through tonight, I will be back to my "analness" on making my life have better surroundings, and more abilities to cope with the stress of every day living. <BR> <BR> I have a night tonight that I really am not looking forward to, <BR> <BR> Here's my story fro... Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:40:41 EST Yesterday I had an "I don't care" meal .... <img src=""> <BR> ... and I wanna tell you a secret ..... <BR> <BR> I have a very hard day ahead of me tomorrow, that I have been trying to put off .. There is a situation I need to take care of that has my nerves and emotions so horribly raw I don't even know where to turn....I hate when my ONE release from the week becomes part of my "stress" .. but I will get through it .. <BR> <BR> I did go up a bit from yesterday's "one meal I don... Sun, 20 Jan 2013 07:30:23 EST It's been a good day ... and ..... ...while I got alot done at work this morning, I'm proud to say I finally figured out a big problem I've been working on for the last 2 months .. Today my project was a SUCCESS!!!! <BR> <BR> Hubby was so funny ... he left a note on my phone asking if I had "extra points" left, because he wanted a special lunch. It was one of my favorite buffets, and I did eat more than I anticipated; I played the estimate game for lunch and calculated a very fair 25 points for my lunch. I don't foresee usi... Sat, 19 Jan 2013 19:32:43 EST I'm finally .... <img src=""> <BR> ... feeling like I have a bit of control today .. from fighting this whole week. My eating has been right on the mark .. that I'm not complaining about .. and yesterday I exercised again .. the first "organized" exercise session I've had for about 2 weeks .. and it felt good. I did nothing more than Peddled my bike through Big Bang Theory .. 30 minutes of mindless peddling because I was enjoying the TV program (which ... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 12:22:23 EST Whoops ... I did it again .. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Should say "is this WEEK gone yet ??" .. lol . .. <BR> <BR> I had a meeting with friends at McD's last night .. and I just LOVE LOVE LOVE McDs french fries .. and with the knowledge that I was going to do it .. I had a medium order .. Small would have made me want more, and Large would have been overkill, but it would have been all eaten up without a second thought .. so Medium was the safest .. <BR> <BR> Then,... Thu, 17 Jan 2013 10:59:46 EST All I can say is YAY !!!!! I CAN AND I WILL!!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We'll just start todays' ramblings while I'm putting my day together in my head to say yesterday was an absolute slam my head (not bang mind you) against the wall... and you know what .. not ONCE did I turn to food !!!!! <BR> <BR> I am SOOOOO proud of myself I can't even tell you .. <em>213</em> HI FIVE TO ME !!!! <BR> <BR> Can this mean that FINALLY after 2 years of struggling again .. I may have the idea b... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:40:05 EST A new day .. another WW week beginning .. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Perfect for what ail's ya .. :) Puppy club was really good last night for being the first week of the year ... It is a busy session; and we had alot more sign up .. Time to shut the session signup off .. :) <BR> <BR> Today I went to WW and weighed in .. I'm proud to say "I'm DOWN .8 pounds" .. I'm down .. that's what's important, especially since last night was a busy night .. I sat down quietly very little .. w... Tue, 15 Jan 2013 11:02:05 EST A life lost ... a friendship that never will be ... ... a little off the beaten path here .. <BR> <BR> I learned over the weekend, an ex-friend passed away this weekend. <BR> <BR> She used to be my best friend until the bottle took her over. She became a liar, thief and backstabber. <BR> <BR> I'm sad for the memories of her happier days .. she would give you the clothes off her back if she could to help you... <BR> <BR> I'm glad that finally I hope she's found the peace that she so deserves, away from the alcohol crutch that sent h... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 10:50:39 EST I'm back to the world of the living .. :) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> There must have been an aura around me yesterday, as my little angel stuck closely by my side all day .. :) <BR> <BR> I have had a siezure disorder .. and way back 20 years ago, when they were horribly uncontrolled and still in the research stage .. I was having 5-6 grandmal's a day (dannnng talk about ACTIVITY POINTS ??? lol) .. 2 was a good day .. :? and the only catch was medication was NOT working... I had... Sun, 13 Jan 2013 07:34:30 EST After a good solid night sleep .... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ... I think I'm feeling better .. I haven't been hit with any dizzy spells yet ... <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Something tells me this is more nerves than flu ... because it came on when I received some disturbing news at work .. and has just escalated because I haven't really found a solid solution .. ... Nothing TERRIBLE .. but upsetting ... ?? .. so now what do I do .. <BR> <BR> This morning I WAS going to go i... Sat, 12 Jan 2013 08:18:39 EST Came home early From work.....feel really weird....mega dizzy spells. I'm hoping I'll shake this after another good night sleep. I do know I'm not going in tomorrow and I'm thankful that tomorrow is a voluntary day. <BR> <BR> Since I can't seem to stand up for any length of time Xbox and Wii are kind of out of the question....can we say "fall into the TV?" <BR> <BR> To tomorrow....and definitely feeling better... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 18:50:18 EST I'm proud of me !!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I went through a day of being tired; and I didn't reach out for sugar .. NO SUGAR FOR ME !!!! <em>224</em> .. I also made it a point to do my exercise last night .. So -- my 30 minutes of biking during Big Bang Theory turned out to be 45 minutes of biking .. 15 before dinner because my hubby was being nice to me and making "french fries" for dinner .. (yup --- that's dinner ... He had a plate of fries, and I ha... Fri, 11 Jan 2013 11:48:35 EST Oh my .. dragging my butt this morning .. ??? .... is that because I'm tired, or is it because I blew off exercise last night, or is it because I'm coming down with something (I really hope it's not because of the third one) <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> That's what I need this morning .. I was soooo tired last night; I just crawled into bed last night at 8 .. Did not pass Go, did not collect $200.00 .. No exercise .. nothing .. <BR> <BR> and it continued this morning .. I n... Thu, 10 Jan 2013 10:52:10 EST Social butterfly done for the week .. :) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I had a most wonderful dinner with friends last night ... The only one that wasn't there was Chris .. the small one with the short blonde hair farthest right .. We lost her last March to Cancer :( ... but it was a wonderful dinner ... and I am proud of myself .. I went for my hour walk that I had planned .. and nothing got in my way .. <BR> <BR> I drove to the mall that is about 1/2 mile away from where we were ... Wed, 9 Jan 2013 08:31:33 EST Well it's all official .... "Up 5.4 from my last visit to this meeting back at Halloween, but DOWN .6 from the meeting when I was down in Kentucky visiting my friend I'm happy and have a starting point again" ... <BR> <BR> It will be down down DOWN from here .. I feel really rejuvinated .. I'm so hoping that this new plan will stay as exciting as it has started out .. I so thank my best friend from "too far away" Kentucky :( for buying me the "tool kit" .. I LOVE the new tracker, I LOVE the new tools in the boo... Tue, 8 Jan 2013 10:05:44 EST Time to restart..... I feel like a schoolgirl the first day of school... I packed my breakfast and lunch last night and filled out next week's pre-questions in the tracker. I picked out my new official weigh in clothes and laid them out.... <BR> <BR> Being this excited for my meeting is a good thing...I'll be back later... <BR> <BR> Until then..wish everyone a good day Tue, 8 Jan 2013 06:55:24 EST Break time is over ... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Back to puppy club tonight .. :) <BR> <BR> We've been on winter break since the end of November .. and it's over now .. :( I'll have to start "planning" my ME time .. but plan on continuing with it !!! Its a number one priority for me to do for 2013 !!!!!! <BR> <BR> I volunteer at my local dog training club helping put on classes to the public .. so I get my doggie fix every Monday night .. (good way to begin th... Mon, 7 Jan 2013 07:22:16 EST My special ME time... My day of fresh air and fun !!! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Started out .. goofing .. I thought the zoo opened up at 9:00 .. well -- I get to the gates and it's 9:30 it's open .. Ohhh dear .. so in stead of standing in cold 25 degree weather, I decide .. I could walk back to the car (west) .. probably get there in time to turn around and come back .. or I could take a 15 minute walk east and a 15 minute walk back, and be here with little "sta... Sun, 6 Jan 2013 07:47:40 EST It's a Tigger type day !!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Magic can make it happen ..... <BR> <BR> And of course determination .... but I never ever last year thought I would be having FUN finding exercise routines, and tracking and eating right ?? What's wrong with this picture !!!??? <BR> <BR> Yesterday -- at the office, I set a timer for 30 minutes, and made myself do physical jobs for 30 minutes .. Right now .. it's easy ... it's changing out files .. Lifting, bend... Sat, 5 Jan 2013 07:59:07 EST Things are looking up in my world .. how 'bout yours !!!!!???? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> IT'S FRIDAY !!!!!! YAY !!!!!!! <BR> <BR> I'm looking forward to my last Saturday off in quite a while .. :( ... but feel good. Just had a long talk with my "big" boss, and he is in agreement with my plans ... I already told him that he WILL help me on a big project .. he has nothing to say about it .. <BR> <BR> My attitude is really good again, and I feel less overwhelmed. WAY LESS overwhelmed .. I will do t... Fri, 4 Jan 2013 09:39:57 EST Back in line with the world !!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Work was overwhelming yesterday, but I think I can honestly say; overseeing the panic, it was actually a good day ... Things seemed to fall into place ... <BR> <BR> and to top it off .. it didn't mess me up with my eating .. I was so busy I literally blew by my morning and afternoon snack ... The clock kept ticking and I didn't need either.. go figure !!! <BR> <BR> I tracked everything .. Including the frenchfr... Thu, 3 Jan 2013 05:43:18 EST What you just witnessed ...... Was a full fledged panic attack.... I'm once again sitting with my head screwed back on straight.... <BR> <BR> Thankfully they don't happen often but when they do, I wish I could still run....maybe it's good I can' <BR> <BR> Wish you all a wonderful evening....I'm off to Xbox for 30 minutes activity pointages... <BR> Wed, 2 Jan 2013 20:09:29 EST And here starts 2013 .... <em>39</em> Its back to work .. ... I must have to come clean .. I am SCARED CRAPLESS !!!! Before the new computer system, which ran me down into the ground last year .. my days were full to the brim .. Now with the new computer system; not only do I need to come up with some kind of process ...but also squeeze in yet MORE work .. <BR> <BR> Keeping in mind my goal, resolution, need .. to make sure I cut out at least 1 hour a day for MYSELF ... I'm scared .. I'm scared because not being a... Wed, 2 Jan 2013 09:31:25 EST I'm bored....... ....just saved one of my Christmas cards that got eaten by one of the solvents I had to change my plan of action....Saved it, but noticed boredom setting in.....sooooooo instead of going downstairs to see what there is to eat...decided rolled go into the bedroom.... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> ....sit on the bike, and talk with friends.. orrrrrr.... <BR> <BR> <img src=" Tue, 1 Jan 2013 16:19:48 EST Practice session done and over .. now's the real thing ! January 1 ... Practicing is all done and over .. As of today .. I bring out my daily journal; my 3 month tracker, and start my journaling/tracking. I've worked the last month or so on REcreating my healthy(er) habits .. Now is the time to put all the practice to use ... <BR> <BR> I will dig out all my stickers (so I can have even more fun with my journal and tracker), and put them where they will be accessed easily .. Hmmmmm that will not be an easy task since dustbunnies jumped in wheneve... Tue, 1 Jan 2013 09:02:03 EST FYI....Mad Scientist Pastaless spaghetti bake.... <img src=""> <BR> THIS is ONE 9 (or 8) point portion....filling ...uh yea ?!?!?!?!? Mon, 31 Dec 2012 12:36:43 EST Oh what fun...... <img src=""> <BR> is to recycle Christmas cards.... <BR> <BR> Here's what I have done so far...Wonder how many people will recognize that it's their card coming back to them......hmmmm this doesn't include the ones that are still I'm the "drying" stage.... <BR> <BR> Having lunch now and than going to change gears a bit....*teehee* <BR> <BR> Hope you are having some fun as well.... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 12:22:59 EST HAPPY NEW YEARS EVE !!!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Mom said it was time to start our new years resolutions .. so even though mom doesn't have hers written in stone yet; I decided to start practicing .. I'm 10 years old, and need to keep me limbered ... what better place than to start with a treadmill. <BR> <BR> Mom and dad can't turn it up too high, because my little legs are only 7 inches long. ... Sometimes they walk with me .. (no not really because they are ... Mon, 31 Dec 2012 08:06:45 EST experimenting...blogging from my phone....... Will inspire more spontaneity..... <BR> See I told you it was going to be a dust bunny day..... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Ohhhhhh yea....this will work well.. <em>100</em> Sun, 30 Dec 2012 13:13:55 EST