RD03875's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=RD03875 RD03875'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/ My Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6243005 Once again, this blog post is for ANYONE that needs it~! THIS IS NOT ABOUT ME OR ANYONE IN PARTICULAR, I JUST LIKE THE SAYING. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e2418a89-9602-4acb-87c9-51119e634d64.jpg"> Wed, 28 Sep 2016 06:40:02 EST My Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6236036 Posted with Permission from RANDOM THOUGHTS N' LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aeb41283-b2e7-41c0-879c-185998c16203.jpg"> Wed, 14 Sep 2016 22:48:53 EST My husband is in the hospital http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6235308 My husband is in the hospital in Jeddah, he was taken to the ER a few days ago after he fell in our house. I will be going back to Saudi on Saturday and will be there on Sunday. We do NOT know what all happened but he is in ICU and hooked up to monitors etc. The Drs have been doing tests, MRI, EEG, EKG, CT and the like. As soon as I find out his total condition and prognosis I will post. He is alert, coherent, awake, he can talk, he can see, he can hear. We have friends who have been taking ... Tue, 13 Sep 2016 18:12:25 EST My Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222714 THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE FUNNY, IT'S A JOKE, IT DOES NOT PERTAIN TO ME, I AM NOT MAKING FUN OF ANYONE. I NEEDED A SMILE TODAY. IF YOU DON'T LIKE IT, JUST BACK AWAY., <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be0a2956-a0b3-42e0-8d5a-e4b673ce14e0.jpg"> Mon, 22 Aug 2016 19:58:35 EST My Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6222008 POSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM RANDOM THOUGHTS N' LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> This is not about me or anyone else, I like the verse. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d4857c8e-1dbe-48ea-98d3-014362896fb9.jpg"> Sun, 21 Aug 2016 14:39:22 EST My Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6221079 POSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM RANDOM THOUGHTS N' LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> Another good inspiration thought. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/642aa2f2-06a5-4292-a2cf-a6ed5a99e67f.jpg"> Fri, 19 Aug 2016 18:56:55 EST My Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219787 POSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM RANDOM THOUGHTS N' LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> I post these because I like them, not because they pertain to me personally. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b0b21942-1c06-4430-9a8b-b3528e514d33.png"> Wed, 17 Aug 2016 16:01:17 EST My Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6219293 Posted with permission from Random Thoughts n' Lotsa Coffee <BR> <BR> I love this, it is just so funny! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b9af7535-c753-4386-8269-23d4acee5939.jpg"> Tue, 16 Aug 2016 21:25:51 EST My Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6218046 This is posted with permission from RANDOM THOUGHTS & LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> This is something that I personally like. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8f8302a7-13e4-49ec-bb6c-1233c495c27c.jpg"> Sun, 14 Aug 2016 22:12:43 EST 8 years with SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6211513 Last month was my 8 year Spark anniversary. I've read a lot of articles, learned how to eat better, learned to like exercising, found great recipes, made friends, lost weight and gained some back. I'm still a work in progress. <BR> <BR> <em>507</em> + <em>505</em> Wed, 3 Aug 2016 10:54:03 EST SPARKPEOPLE PREMIUM IS HERE!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6210925 ADD FREE!!! <BR> <BR> <link>www.sparkpeople.com/blog/blog.asp?po<BR>st=say_hello_to_sparkpeople_premium_re<BR>move_ads_email_coaches_get_advanced_re<BR>porting_and_help_us_in_our_mission_to_help_you </link> Tue, 2 Aug 2016 11:03:28 EST My Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6204861 PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS POSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM RANDOM THOUGHTS N' LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/848a9417-35f5-4508-961a-6109c7c23876.jpg"> Fri, 22 Jul 2016 11:53:31 EST My Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6193665 PLEASE NOTE, THIS IS POSTED FOR HUMOR, IT IS NOT POLITICAL, SIMPLY FOR A LAUGH. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/af8f92e7-eb4c-4616-a68a-499a162dc38a.png"> Sat, 2 Jul 2016 15:18:35 EST My Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6191152 POSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM RANDOM THOUGHTS & LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4cf54e3b-299c-4f20-af52-3e0d09a3ba58.jpg"> Tue, 28 Jun 2016 11:22:05 EST My thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6187791 POSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM RANDOM THOUGHTS N' LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/89882fce-25f2-4cd6-b5ff-be9b4ae098c2.jpg"> Wed, 22 Jun 2016 18:48:48 EST Busy summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6186276 This blog is posted on JUNE 20, 2016 <BR> <BR> I've been home for a little over a month and where has that month gone? Why is it when I am enjoying myself being HOME in the USA that the time whizzes by? <BR> I've been busy going on short trips with my daughter, went to NY to visit my Mom, spent time with my son and grandson and now it's almost time for my DH to come home. Mon, 20 Jun 2016 12:11:51 EST The long trip HOME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6159813 THIS BLOG IS BEING POSTED ON TUESDAY MAY 10, 2016 <BR> <BR> It is 8:20AM local time on Tuesday morning in Jeddah Saudi Arabia, 01:20AM Tuesday morning Eastern daylight time in New Hampshire USA. I board a plane in less than 24 hours for the 13 hour, non-stop flight across the Atlantic taking me HOME for my 4 1/2 month vacation. I will go to the airport at 02:00AM Wednesday local time (7PM Tuesday eveninig New Hampshire time) to begin the check in process, go through immigration and wait unti... Tue, 10 May 2016 01:23:45 EST My Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6159318 I LOVE this one, it may not apply to you but it does to ME! <BR> <BR> POSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM RANDOM THOUGHTS N' LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19cc57ab-450e-4c87-b008-6f4a80a18888.jpg"> Mon, 9 May 2016 10:46:52 EST Happy Mother's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6158565 For those that OBSERVE/CELEBRATE Mother's Day, have a nice, relaxing and loving day. <BR> <BR> I can't be with my MOM today but I sent her a nice fruit arrangement from Edible Arrangements. I will call her later. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/867b163f-2115-47f1-8c95-c096ad9b5983.png"> Sun, 8 May 2016 04:16:47 EST My Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6155366 Posted with permission from RANDOM THOUGHTS N' LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f33b03c3-19a5-4f81-926d-a93226e7018d.jpg"> Tue, 3 May 2016 07:52:45 EST My Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151962 POSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM RANDOM THOUGHTS & LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ef41f114-211d-4cb9-ab44-12584d291da0.jpg"> Thu, 28 Apr 2016 07:43:11 EST My Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6151279 Posted with permission from RANDOM THOUGHTS & LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f4c01247-a63e-4e7c-a630-14b6cab40d48.jpg"> Wed, 27 Apr 2016 08:07:25 EST Snow on April 26 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6150788 My home is in the rural back woods of New Hampshire, almost on the Maine border. Today it started snowing in the early morning hours and as of 1PM, it is still snowing. <BR> I am not in New Hampshire today and while it is snowing heavily at HOME, we had a VERY sudden sand storm roll in like a wall. Everything turned orange real fast. I don't have any pictures of the wall of sand but here are a couple pictures of what my backyard looks like. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeo... Tue, 26 Apr 2016 13:41:13 EST My Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6146951 THIS IS SUPPOSED TO BE A FUNNY, LIGHT-HEARTED SAYING. I AM NOT SAYING FOR YOU TO GO GET AN ICE CREAM IF YOU ARE A NO FUN FOOD PERSON OR A STRICT EATER. THIS IS FOR FUN AND A SMILE. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/def830da-e2d6-41ef-bcb0-cd830abb2898.jpg"> Thu, 21 Apr 2016 02:19:13 EST My Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6143971 I know some of you don't understand these messages I post, they are not about me, I like the saying, thought, or the saying motivates me. Some may be funny, some may inspiring to me or you, some may be just something to think about. I like the way this lady thinks and what she says. <BR> She has written 2 books and has a blog as well as a Facebook page. Here is a link to her blog: <link>www.randomthoughtsandlotsacoffee.com<BR>/index.html </link> <BR> <BR> POSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM ... Sun, 17 Apr 2016 03:17:29 EST My Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6140772 Posted with Permission FROM RANDOM THOUGHTS & LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c25e3992-bbd2-4783-9d73-b0ecc2195a5c.png"> Tue, 12 Apr 2016 14:00:46 EST My Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6139581 POSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM RANDOM THOUGHTS & LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bbc9eb3f-cc9c-462d-ae3e-06822a79117b.jpg"> Mon, 11 Apr 2016 03:46:56 EST My Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6137197 POSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM RANDOM THOUGHTS & LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/813f3963-fd7a-4a96-b69f-a7a03f573218.jpg"> Thu, 7 Apr 2016 14:03:57 EST My thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6135344 POSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM RANDOM THOUGHTS & LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c09e73b7-e966-4b45-9337-64e67fe356be.jpg"> Tue, 5 Apr 2016 07:52:35 EST My Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6131076 POSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM RANDOM THOUGHTS & LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8307eb31-5c79-4243-bea6-ed2a398cbac5.jpg"> Wed, 30 Mar 2016 15:55:28 EST Dust off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6128035 POSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM RANDOM THOUGHTS & LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/101c74bb-19ad-48fa-8d08-32ae40fcf112.jpg"> Sat, 26 Mar 2016 12:54:15 EST My thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6127487 POSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM RANDOM THOUGHTS & LOTSA COFFEE: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de1f7572-4753-4b09-afc5-ebccb705a8af.jpg"> Fri, 25 Mar 2016 15:48:42 EST Don't give up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6119031 POSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM RANDOM THOUGHTS & LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c2ed9d82-6576-4dd4-8540-b99538b2a3f0.jpg"> Mon, 14 Mar 2016 13:12:53 EST Lemons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6116920 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2b54ab6e-8769-42de-901d-48de67c9f8c0.jpg"> Fri, 11 Mar 2016 16:03:18 EST My streak continues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6115825 Almost didn't today, I just could not do it. The a/c unit is dying again, it's that time of the month for it, the temps are warming up outside and the a/c just can't keep up. Should have had a new unit years ago but they will just keep repairing this one until they can't anymore. <BR> I dragged myself onto the treadmill this afternoon and did my 15 minutes and got my 3100 steps in. <BR> <BR> DH is on his vacation time now, think it's a week again. We're not going anywhere but we will prob... Thu, 10 Mar 2016 08:15:46 EST How far you have come http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6114436 POSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM RANDOM THOUGHTS & LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0c27cf88-380c-40a5-aab3-563eccfe05dc.jpg"> Tue, 8 Mar 2016 15:26:25 EST Losing my motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6113406 Today was the first day I just didn't want to walk, at all. I managed to drag myself out and do my bare 11 minutes but not the steps yet. I have a streak that I really am proud of but have not seen any results, no loose fitting clothes, no increased energy, no pounds gone so I need to let DH know that our menu will be changing. I just hope I can get the ambition to get on my treadmill before bed and get my steps in. <BR> <BR> THIS PICTURE IS POSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM RANDOM THOUGHTS & L... Mon, 7 Mar 2016 11:50:35 EST Step calculators http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6109977 Today I went OCD with counting my steps. I had on my SparkTracker, my Viviofit2 on my wrist, my Samsung "smartphone" in one pocket and my Nike+ fob in my shoe and the app running on my iPod. I went for my walk, the results: <BR> <BR> SparkTracker 22 minutes, 2,286 steps, 0.91 miles, 68 calories burnt <BR> <BR> Garmin Viviofit2 : 21 minutes, 2985 steps, 1.1 miles, 615 calories <BR> <BR> Samsung Smartphone: doesn't give minutes 2629 steps, 1.15 miles, 82 calories <BR> <BR> Nike+ 1.01 mile... Thu, 3 Mar 2016 02:46:35 EST Not going to worry about my fitness minutes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6108175 I was an honest SparkPerson but now, I don't care. I got concerned a couple weeks ago when my Garmin Viviofit2 recorded every single arm movement - when I pull up my pants when i go to the bathroom, when I pet my cats, when I chop, slice, dice, stir, mix and make my dinner (I walked 2,000+ steps while fixing dinner without leaving my stove) and various other non-calorie burning movements. Then today, March 1, I SEVERAL people who already have 900+ fitness minutes for March and after reading... Tue, 1 Mar 2016 02:59:56 EST An accomplishment for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6107731 A streak too! <BR> Damn proud of having my 29 day streak of 3,000+ steps every day and almost every day of 10+ minutes of exercises. <BR> <BR> YES that is a WONDERFUL accomplishment for a lazy person like me! Will I give myself a reward, NO, I need to keep going and not stop! <BR> <BR> POSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM RANDOM THOUGHTS & LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/935e993d-8075-44f3-b6e5-371dbf290530.png"> Mon, 29 Feb 2016 15:06:10 EST Way to go Robin! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6102569 Wow, I am so proud of you Robin, you are doing an awesome job of getting off your butt and walking every day and getting your step per day goal! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>306</em> <em>386</em> <em>242</em> <em>380</em> <BR> <BR> I know it was difficult sticking with it but you have so far, hopefully it will be come a habit for you soon. You know it will lower your blood glucose numbers, help with weight loss and help you feel better! Tue, 23 Feb 2016 03:44:01 EST Look up at the sky http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6102070 Posted with permission from Random Thoughts and Lotsa Coffee <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dcbd084f-7deb-4d23-b606-5fff4af8626e.jpg"> Mon, 22 Feb 2016 12:52:58 EST Advice from a Moose http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6100495 I love this one! Posted with permission from Random Thoughts & Lotsa Coffee <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f17cfb7-37c0-41b2-a2f7-67769643f7f1.jpg"> Sat, 20 Feb 2016 11:06:30 EST Spring Training is here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6098724 Aaahhh, fresh grass, fresh leather gloves, brand new baseballs!! In the USA it is the sport of Baseball Spring Training. today is the day when the Pitchers and Catchers report for work to get their throwing arms limbered up and ready to throw. In April the baseball season starts, can't wait!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/16ca8984-ef0c-42f8-ae90-e18f9e6cdc6c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/27b56339-6360-4255-97a8-7056e1b73315.... Thu, 18 Feb 2016 04:11:54 EST My streak continues http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6096145 I am a lazy person, I will admit it, lazy, period. But lately I am on a 3 1/2 week walk streak which I am damn proud of! I may not get in 10 minutes EVERY day, but I've missed my 10 minutes a day 2 times in the last 2 weeks but I make sure I get at least 3,000 steps in per day. Yes I know you are thinking, "ONLY 3,000 steps a day? Boy she IS lazy" But my blood glucose numbers have come down and I can walk better, faster and further than I did when I first started this crusade 3 1/2 weeks... Mon, 15 Feb 2016 03:14:47 EST Saying this quietly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6092395 <em>244</em> <em>521</em> <em>304</em> <BR> SShhhhh, quietly saying I am on a good streak and I am proud of myself. Walking every day with my cats. Yes the cats. My cats are mostly indoor cats but they like their outdoor time daily. (there are NO dogs, NO skunks, NO other animals here, NONE) They won't come back in unless I go outside and take them for a walk up and down the road a couple of times and around the back yard. Mind you, they grumble all the way and screech and howl i... Wed, 10 Feb 2016 03:08:43 EST Motivation for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6086769 Posted with permission from Random Thoughts & Lotsa Coffee <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/61ecf6e1-0415-49b3-a9fe-f4493b2b0dae.jpg"> Wed, 3 Feb 2016 12:00:26 EST Remembering 30 years ago http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6081451 30 years ago today the Space Shuttle Challenger blew up shortly after take off. I was (and still am) in Saudi Arabia but they broke into the tv show to broadcast the news about it which is very rare for there. Back in 2000 we bought a home in New Hampshire where Christa McAuliffe was a high school social studies teacher in a Concord high school. Today there is a McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord that I will have to make a trip to see it. <BR> <link>www.starhop.com/ </link> ... Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:03:28 EST One Day at a time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6080628 My status posts from this morning: One day at a time, one step at a time, one foot in front of the other. <BR> <BR> This afternoon my favorite blogger/motivation poster, Random Thoughts & Lotsa Coffee posted this: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1a579571-e090-4f8e-9985-681da048d505.jpg"> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 12:42:23 EST Advice from a Waterfall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6077845 POSTED WITH PERMISSION FROM RANDOM THOUGHTS & LOTSA COFFEE <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/84b9200d-bfd7-4585-a852-0b3d2ade85a5.jpg"> Sun, 24 Jan 2016 12:52:26 EST