QUEENESTHERP's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=QUEENESTHERP QUEENESTHERP'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/ AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5582166 I am ready to try AGAIN! This is the best site for me, I just need to do it! No better time than now! Hope you all are doing well, Happy New Year! Sat, 4 Jan 2014 18:20:59 EST OK...Here I go AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5379442 Let's try this again....I went to the Dr. yesterday for just a follow-up appointment and I have gained back 7 POUNDS!!! I knew I wasn't doing as good as I was and was avoiding weighing....now I am trying yet again! <BR> My favorite quote is <BR> "It isn't over, till it is over!!" So I am still here and I am not giving up! SO, Here's to extra chances to get it right! <BR> <BR> My blood pressure was amazing though! <em>345</em> Wed, 5 Jun 2013 18:22:16 EST Happy Monday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5331603 Going fishing today! My husband has today off so "off we go" with the bass boat! <BR> Sent AVON order in early and getting ready now for a fun day in the sun :) Mon, 22 Apr 2013 10:48:25 EST Back AGAIN! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5328506 Here I am again...resolved to do Spark again. My eating has not been so bad during this break and I have been walking, but I miss the SparkPeople element. <BR> I am between clients for my work... <em>39</em> But will be back at it as soon as someone in my area needs me! My little lady is in the hospital and then to assisted living....missing her! <BR> Have a blessed day! Fri, 19 Apr 2013 09:43:17 EST March! Back at it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5268215 Ok, it has been a month since I have been on Spark...WHY? I don't know! I think it is because I hit that place where I was frustrated with what I was eating, and didn't want to face up to my bad choices! BUT I am over that and ready to get back on track! I love my fitbit and have continued using it everyday. <BR> My new job is wonderful! What a blessing to be a blessing to my 90 year old little lady! She makes me laugh and I do the same for her. Laughter is the best medicine <em>... Fri, 1 Mar 2013 08:51:21 EST First FitBit day not meeting my goal... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5225524 <em>39</em> Well, I had one day not meeting my 10,000 step goal.....busy day, just not with lots of steps. Went to a Bridal Shower (ate a little too much), went for a ride on the Harley with the hubby, then some shopping, but didn't add up to enough.....today will be better. <BR> Got to get ready for Church! <BR> Have a Blessed day! Sun, 27 Jan 2013 11:45:27 EST Enjoying my new job! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5224415 I have a client to take care of! The sweetest 90 year old lady, my commute is 4 miles....what a blessing! So my new chapter really has begun! <BR> <em>345</em> Sat, 26 Jan 2013 13:23:36 EST Inauguration http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5217061 That was a very moving inauguration this morning....and I wasn't even going to watch it! I didn't see the whole thing, but what I did was wonderful. Every American needs to be proud of our nation, no matter what political party...we are One Nation, Under God! The songs "My Country Tis of Thee" and "The Star Spangled Banner", always bring tears to my eyes, and today was no different! <BR> <BR> <BR> GOD BLESS AMERICA....LAND THAT I LOVE! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>652</em> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 12:43:36 EST Sunday, My Favorite Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5215427 Good Morning! I love Sunday! Up early, going to get ready for church....where else can I go and get hugs, fed from the Word, sing to my heart's content, and just plain get my "tank" filled?! <BR> <BR> Hope your Sunday is a very BLESSED ONE! <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 10:45:49 EST FitBit motivation! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5214331 For 2 days in a row, my FitBit step totals motivated me to get moving so that I could reach my goal of at least 10,000 steps a day. I am loving it! It is so small and fits so snuggly to my clothes ( my old cheaper ones would always fall off), I can wear it from morning to night and not feel it there! I am excited to think of the results of keeping it up! <BR> Have a blessed day! Sat, 19 Jan 2013 13:14:57 EST Blood Donation number 112!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5213125 Yesterday I was blessed to donate blood again. So far I have given 112 times! If you have never donated blood, consider the fact that for each pint you give, 3 people are given a chance to live...SO, if you are healthy enough to give blood, think about it. It is a wonderful thing to do and doesn't take that long. <BR> Have a blessed day! Fri, 18 Jan 2013 13:54:34 EST I got a job! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5209846 After over 23 years of being "at home"....I start a job today, at least training is today! I will be a caregiver/companion here in my area. My daughter has worked for this company for almost 3 years and I finally decided to do something outside the home since I don't have anyone here that needs to be cared for! <BR> My Mom lived with us for 14 years and then in a assisted living center for a little over 2 years, so I am well acquainted with caregiving. My problem was that I didn't really h... Wed, 16 Jan 2013 10:46:21 EST FINALLY!!! FitBit time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5208009 Well, the first FitBit got lost in the mail.....re-ordered.....got it yesterday! So, I got it set up and linked to Sparkpeople and today will be day one. I am excited to have a pedometer that is good quality. All the ones I have had in the past were cheap ones. Tue, 15 Jan 2013 09:01:30 EST Still WAITING! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5185551 FitBit still not here! <em>46</em> With holiday mail and all, I sure hope today is the day! Not too good at waiting for some things! <BR> Happy New Year!!! Wed, 2 Jan 2013 08:17:12 EST Waiting for FitBit! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5179810 I am still waiting for my Christmas gift from my daughter....a FitBit! Everything I hear about it sounds amazing! So, hope it comes today... <em>311</em> Sat, 29 Dec 2012 12:08:52 EST Now back to business! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5176870 Now that Christmas is over and life back to normal (whatever that is!), I will be getting back to really tracking food and workouts! My FitBit is on its way....must have been the hot item this year, I am excited to get back on track. I didn't really do THAT bad over Christmas, but not THAT good either!! <BR> <BR> Here's to finishing the year with a FLOURISH!!! <BR> <em>244</em> Wed, 26 Dec 2012 16:37:28 EST Peace http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5172028 Isn't peace a wonderful thing to have? It is amazing to me when I hear of all the drama in peoples lives....my grandkids have lots of it! I am so very grateful for the peace in my heart, mind, and body! <BR> <BR> Joy to the world and PEACE on Earth!!! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day and breathe!! <em>389</em> Thu, 20 Dec 2012 12:16:48 EST Merry Christmas! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5171067 My husband called me from work yesterday and actually asked me...."DID you know CHRISTMAS is only 1 WEEK away?" I said, Yeahhhh, that is why I have been so busy and wondering why you keep saying to wait in picking out gifts for the "kids" (they are in their 40's)......he thought we still had 2 weeks!!! <BR> Welcome to the world of husbands!!! <BR> Have a blessed day and remember it isn't about Things anyway!!! Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:08:47 EST Another week! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5132655 Good Morning! Monday is here and back to sewing again....another open house this Saturday for Avon and Aprons! People are starting to think about Christmas and that is good for business! I have been putting together some really cute aprons using scraps! I have huge bags of scraps leftover from aprons I have made in the past. I will post pictures of some soon. <BR> Have a blessed week! Mon, 12 Nov 2012 11:49:03 EST Feeling Good! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5126563 We went out for dinner twice this last weekend and I was very happy that I made pretty good choices for my meal. Not too much food, more calories than I would have liked, but much better than I used to do before I came back to Spark! Happy Girl... <em>334</em> Tue, 6 Nov 2012 19:46:02 EST Happy Tuesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5117732 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l676069060.jpg"> <BR> Happy Halloween....this was last year, Katie's first Halloween.....she isn't sure yet what she will be tomorrow. We need to get costumes for both her and our "grand-cat" Mayhem. Tue, 30 Oct 2012 10:02:01 EST Happy Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5113519 This has been a very good week! Back to normal routine and getting LOTS done! I am a happy girl! Creativity is very good for my mind and keeps me busy and not putting food in my mouth without thinking about it! That is one of my problems, grazing in the kitchen. SO, off to my sewing machine. <BR> Have a very Blessed Day! <BR> <em>465</em> Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:25:19 EST A great day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5110504 I had a very productive day! Sewed costumes for two young girls, cleaned house, visited with some friends in their new home, went to Walmart and returned a few things....and still had time to walk the dog! Feeling good! <em>465</em> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 21:48:49 EST Remember the 2 pounds lost? I found them... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5109341 After one week of being off schedule because my husband was on vacation, I regained 2 pounds, but I am not discouraged! I can do this! In fact, I was happy that it wasn't any worse than that. You know, going out to eat, not on regular schedule for work-outs.....but now back to normal! <em>311</em> Tue, 23 Oct 2012 01:13:19 EST WOW! Two more pound off! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5099896 It has been years since I have had results like this! I have lost 6 pounds in the last 6 weeks. Doesn't sound like much but for me this is monumental!!! I am fitting in my jeans without feeling cut in half! Feeling better and looking better. <BR> My mother lived to almost 96 years old and I am thinking that with the possiblity of living many more years, I need to take much better care of me than I have been! <BR> Heres to a life blessed with good health! <BR> <em>389</em> Mon, 15 Oct 2012 12:44:47 EST Back at it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5093335 It was a difficult weekend to stay on track. I don't really know why, but it was. Good news is I didn't gain any and when I measured, I have lost 2 inches from my waist!!! I can't believe how good it feels to be going down instead of up!! Tue, 9 Oct 2012 22:45:06 EST SUNDAY! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080582 Ok, now you know that SUNDAY is my favorite day! Got ready for church and now it is too early to leave...so a little bit of Spark before I go. I am so blessed to have a church family that loves and accepts me! I really don't know what I would have done without them when I was going through the losses of family members and other stuff. <BR> Hope you have a BLESSED DAY! <BR> <em>288</em> Sun, 30 Sep 2012 12:49:33 EST Christmas...?! Already? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5079493 Going to Avon's "Come Home for the Holidays" Open House....when you are in sales, you are never on the regular calendar! Another Rep and I are going together, along with my daughter. Sounds like the making of a nice morning! <BR> Have a Blessed Day Sparks!! <em>446</em> Sat, 29 Sep 2012 12:04:40 EST Grand kids Summer is over! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5077225 My summer of the Grand-kids is now officially over. Took my Grand-daughter to the airport this morning after a 2 week visit. Wonderful to have her visit, but also wonderful to be back to normal. Easier to eat right and do the extra walking and work-outs....I did pretty good though even with company. I lost 4 pounds!!! <BR> Here's to even more results! Have a Blessed day! <em>315</em> Thu, 27 Sep 2012 14:21:44 EST Friday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5069233 Today is going to be a great day! Looking forward to a brisk walk with my pup, Katie (look at photos....big pup!) and then puttering around the house catching up on stuff! I love actually planning my meals, not just letting things "happen", which usually is not good for the waistline! Fri, 21 Sep 2012 13:23:14 EST Back again! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5067210 I have been away for almost 2 years and since then I have not made any progress! Since I really need some improvement on my health, here I am. Lots has changed, the main one is that my Mom passed away almost a year ago. I sure do miss her but she is so much better where she is! She almost made it to 96 years old, just one more week... <BR> I am excited to get back on track! Keep an eye on me, I want to shine! Thu, 20 Sep 2012 00:59:04 EST Back to the real world! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3756029 Our family has been dealing with the sudden death of our last Uncle on my husband's side of the family. The memorial is over, family is going back home, and we can get back to our lives! It has been so very hard to stay positive in such a sad situation, but I know that God has been my strength and will continue in the days and weeks ahead as we deal with the legal stuff now. My Spark plan sort of went out the window for the last few days, I wasn't totally off, but not able to keep up with ... Tue, 2 Nov 2010 02:03:46 EST Mom's 95th Birthday today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3746084 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l342441088.jpg"> My Mom lived with my family for 14 years until a little over one year ago. Today she turns 95! So, today I have her day to celebrate and then my husbands family is starting to gather for a memorial service for the last of his Mother's generation that died last week....sounds like an emotion packed week! My biggest challenge on this "Spark Adventure" is going to be fitting in FITNESS! Both for my body and my mind. Thu, 28 Oct 2010 11:08:25 EST So Far So Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3738085 I am still amazed that I am losing weight!! All the years I have walked and exercised and still stayed the same, and now with just a short time of watching what I eat and focusing on my workout I am seeing results. I LOVE IT! <em>285</em> Mon, 25 Oct 2010 02:27:44 EST