REMEMBER2BME's SparkPeople Blog REMEMBER2BME's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Happy Monday morning <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Easy for me to say, now that my days in general are much better. It is not that they were bad before. Traveler just helps to put things back in perspective for me. Interesting huh?!? <BR> <BR> <em>27</em> <em>27</em> <em>27</em> and more <em>27</em> <BR> Goodness we are getting a good amount this break. So be it. Just so I am able to get <em>313</em> my walks in with Traveler I am good <e... Mon, 29 Dec 2014 06:57:37 EST I am good :) Today started off well... for the most part. <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> Almost every day of the year starts with the scale. I am a few lbs over where I want to be. The equally or more important thing that hit me yesterday was ... <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> that I have just been eating so poorly it seems/feels. Not 'real' meals and much more sugar than usual. Luckily I am not eating a tremendous amount otherwise I would be wayyy over weight. <BR> <BR> <em>313</em> The walking is help... Sun, 28 Dec 2014 08:29:11 EST Yikes a second blog <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I saw these and it just really made me think. My DH has had tremendous loss in his live before I ever met him. It is a part of him. I never had loss, not really. I suppose this helps me understand what he has gone though and maybe some day, he will see and better understand the unspeakable benefit to opening up and letting love tru... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 11:22:31 EST Traveler and Christmas <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yep, that's my boy. That seems t be his favorite position on the couch. It is a share he is still so uptight and uncomfortable. LOL We are waiting for him to come put of his shell. :) <BR> <BR> We went the vet at 8 this morning. He is 74.4 lbs. She thinks he is at a perfect weight. She thinks he is younger than 18 months, closer to 1yo. He got his last shot and she has no concerns. He was great at the v... Fri, 26 Dec 2014 11:11:51 EST Have I mentioned that I got a new pup?!? Just maybe. LOL :) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Wow, I look at these pictures and some look so much like Utah. I was and am in no way looking for a Utah replacement. Nothing could replace my unique and wonderful boy. However, it has been really weird. Traveler is himself, his own being, no doubt about it. I am happy to have him as our new addition. However, at times it is spooky/odd. It feels like Utah is speaking to me through him. I feel like a kook. ... Mon, 22 Dec 2014 12:48:33 EST Chester <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yes, we will rename him. My DH asked that & I spoke with the foster Mom and she said the rescue group gave him the name and he does not seem like a Chester. My DH will come up with something. He has named all of our pups (Kanyon, Aspen, Sierra, Utah). <BR> <BR> We are scheduled to pick him up on Saturday. We are meeting the foster parents somewhere I think. I need to better puppy proof the house. Luckily I a... Thu, 18 Dec 2014 06:18:29 EST Oh my goodness a baby. Chester! I am blessed. I was up at 4:40. <BR> <em>192</em> Weigh myself, starting to slowing slide back after this weekend. <BR> <em>48</em> Let Sierra out <BR> <em>106</em> Get coffee & a bar <BR> <BR> same ol', same ol' <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Meet Chester.... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>46</em> <em>334</em> <em>46</em> <em>334</em> <em>46</em> <em>334</em> ... Tue, 16 Dec 2014 05:08:13 EST Wow, so long since I have blogged. It feels like forever since I have blogged. I have loads to say but spend all day on the computer and simply do not feel like blogging after that. Maybe I can hit the high points. <BR> <BR> Sierra <em>30</em> <BR> I am still not walking her and only allow her to go up & down the stairs once a day. She doesn't even get to get the mail as often as she likes. In other works I have limited her activity greatly and I am happy to say that her limp is MUCH better. It was 3 weeks ago last... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 06:17:14 EST My crazy thoughts and a Sierra & pup update I have lots to blog about only because there has been a lot flowing through my mind. You know me, I think s much. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Too funny, this is not the picture I planned to post but as I was looking for my Happy Sunday picture, this jumped out at me. I think this is it. I have not been thinking right. I can talk my self in or out of anything, including happiness. Goodness, my mind is all over th eplace. I ... Sun, 23 Nov 2014 07:51:29 EST Still not myself but moving forward What does that mean, not myself? I'm not sure. I am just in a bit of a funk here and there. I miss my Boy. I was thinking earlier that is like living without my crutch, my crutch that made life so very much easier. <BR> <BR> I am focused too much on weight something and not enough at other times. I need to find a balance and continue to see what works. I dreamed last night that I had a cookie, how sad is that. I hate when I dream about food. I think it is a bad sign. <BR> <BR> Ut... Sat, 15 Nov 2014 07:08:33 EST Wow, me again I finally did good today. My weight has been bothering me so much I did not even get on the scale the last 3 days. I weigh myself each morning. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I drank much more <em>194</em> water today. I have not been drinking much for quite some time now. I did not munch or at least when I did I chose fruit and nuts and not too much. Now I just have to make it through dinner. A salad is what I plan to have. NO chocolate today either and no grabbing a pringle here or there. ... Fri, 7 Nov 2014 16:32:47 EST Hello again Hello. I think of you all often and it helps me. I have been a bit moody lately and not getting enough exercise or eating my best. It is not like me. <BR> <BR> Yesterday and today were goof though, for the most part. <BR> <BR> Things did not go exactly as I wanted yesterday, the timing of things but it ended out working out for the best. It reminded me that I really do in fact need to ... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today... Wed, 5 Nov 2014 18:25:28 EST Finally blogging I figure if KEKEIKO can take the time to check on me and BLESSED2BEME can type two days in a row (great blogs btw). Then I can get off my lazy rear and type. <BR> <BR> I think of you all, all the time. I am just on the computer all day long and don't feel like blogging at night. I am a bit too rushed maybe in the morning. EXCUSES, EXCUSES. I really should blog it helps. <BR> <BR> OK the most important thing... NO pup. It ended up being a weird and stressful situation. I think BLE... Thu, 30 Oct 2014 18:41:38 EST Trying for a super quick blog update <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I want to blog but also want to walk Sierra, have time for the treadmill and get to work early today. Anyway... It hit me yesterday that I was feeling really happy. I was feeling fulfilled in what I was doing for work. <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> This scared me. Does this mean a shoe is going to drop. <BR> <BR> Then this morning I thought maybe not necessarily. The last time I felt this fulfilled and useful ... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 04:52:15 EST Week 1 on the new job & life in general <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hello. Hello. I have missed you... however I am happy I have been able to keep up some on reading blogs. I just have not blogged myself. <BR> <BR> <em>313</em> I waked Sierra every morning and 3 evenings <em>48</em> <BR> <em>315</em> I got on the treadmill 4 morning but my peak day was 1.25 miles <BR> <em>331</em> I am getting in steps. Lowest day was 10,623, highest was 14,402. <BR> <em>4</... Sat, 4 Oct 2014 07:19:34 EST Limbo and odd day I think my funk is because I feel a bit like I am in the waiting game. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> I am excited to have the new job/consulting gig starting on Monday. I however order my Organizational Change Management stuff a bit late. It was expensive and I was dragging my feet. I really do think this can be a new beginning for me... a good one. <BR> <em>30</em> I just receive the binder in the mail today a... Thu, 25 Sep 2014 15:53:49 EST Feeling some stress <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yes indeed, I jinked myself by documenting my plans for the week. LOL <BR> <BR> Saturday - - was good, it was an easy day working on supports for the shed. <BR> <BR> Sunday - - we ended out not going to the acreage. We took the Harley out. It was a real nice ride. I also read some of my Organizational Change Management materials that I had purchased. <BR> <BR> Yesterday - - <BR> <em>315</em> <em>3... Tue, 23 Sep 2014 09:12:04 EST 2 blogs in 1 day :) Tattoo? What do you think? NOTE THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH SPORTS. THIS HAS TO DO WITH MY GOLDENS PASSING. <BR> <BR> 1st where to put it? This might not be bad or maybe around front on my ribs. Thoughts? <BR> <BR> 2nd What? Which do you like or do you have other thoughts? I am not sure about writing. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> ONE <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> TWO <BR> <BR> <... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 10:17:19 EST Sunday and plans for next week <img src=""> <BR> <BR> How am I? <BR> <BR> Pretty darn good. You know my one downfall, weight on my shoulders... my missing Utah. I saw a Great Dane on our walk this morning and noticed that Utah jogged just like him, all clumsy. Adorable. It does not go away. I decided on my walk with Sierra that I should be patient and give it a year. Utah passed March 29th. I was wondering how people get passed loosing a loved one. <BR> ... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 07:49:55 EST YIPPEE!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yes, I received a consulting gig on Friday for Ingersoll Rand. It is however 45 miles away. <BR> <BR> TODAY, I got a different job offer! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It is a contract to hire job at TIAA CREF. <BR> It is better pay. Good pay. <BR> It get me more experience in Banking, which makes it easier for me to find my next position. <BR> ... Mon, 15 Sep 2014 12:35:37 EST I can handle this right? Thoughts? Happy Sunday! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow will likely be a big day for me so I figure I need to blog before I lose my mind or eat a cake or something. <BR> <BR> Sorry this will be a boring blog. <BR> <BR> I realize this is not losing Utah or rocket science or anything. I just have difficulty letting people down. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> HUM? <BR> <BR> I have a consulting gig through RGP, the company I "work" for. I got the t... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 16:39:55 EST Crazy week with mixed emotions - Happy Saturday! So much craziness. I am not sure where to start. I could go on and on forever. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have a mix of emotions. It has been a crazy week. <BR> <BR> <em>313</em> <em>315</em> I have done very well with walking Sierra & getting on the treadmill. <BR> <em>4</em> Eating is fair. I am eating more fruit and paying attention to my snacking. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 13 Sep 2014 07:44:57 EST Wednesday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We can try right?!? It is what it is. <BR> <BR> <em>304</em> to Puppywhispers - You are right. I did 4 miles mostly walking on the treadmill after walking Sierra and I threw in some jogging intervals. <BR> I think it helps. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Recap... <BR> - - Still waiting to hear back what seems like a good Wells Fargo opportunity. I will follow up again today before my 2:00 doctor's appointmen... Wed, 10 Sep 2014 10:58:11 EST Hangin in there :) I am doing better today. <BR> <BR> Yesterday ended on a wonderful note, or more accurately on the perfect note. <BR> I received a WONDERFUL reminder. <BR> PMA - Positive Mental Attitude. <BR> <BR> It has helped me today. <BR> <em>313</em> I walked Sierra before breakfast. <BR> <em>315</em> Got on the treadmill for 3 mile walk after breakfast. <BR> <em>48</em> Laundry <BR> <em>313</em> Then... I took Sierra to the "River Walk". I think we both really enjoyed it. <B... Tue, 9 Sep 2014 14:38:43 EST Not quite the update I want to give... Well, I definitely need to blog. <BR> <BR> Last Friday I had 3 "meetings". <BR> - - First was a meeting with a really nice guy I may work with. Bla Bla Bla. <BR> <BR> - - Second ended out just being a phone call, but it ended out going great, at least from my point of view. It was with a person from Mindseekers, a consulting group I met with the other week. Anyway, she is a high level consultant at Wells Fargo and she needs help. She has a team of 4 I think but she needs sometime to ... Mon, 8 Sep 2014 14:08:36 EST Hello Tuesday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> In response to my good friend WINE4Girl... how am I? Good question. <BR> <BR> I am hanging in there. I am trying to remain positive and trying to not think too much. This can be a challenge for me. I am definitely a thinker. <BR> <BR> Saturday - We went to the acreage. We got a bit of work done on the shed but had to stop because out last 2x4 was very warped. It was a good day. <BR> <BR> Sunday - We to... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 11:09:29 EST Friends <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Make it a great weekend! <BR> <BR> Maybe pictures next blog on today's progress :) Sat, 30 Aug 2014 06:10:39 EST Patience and updates <img src=""> <BR> I am being patient. It seems that things on the job from just might be popping. I have met with & spoken to several recruiters this week. Below are potential opportunities. <BR> <BR> 1 - - TIAA CREF - PMO Lead - I think I am most interested in this position. They are submitted my resume today. <BR> <BR> 2 - - Duke Energy - Mgr. Proj. Change Management -- I applied for this position on-line. I don;t even have a co... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 11:32:55 EST The latest and greatest Well the weekend was not as productive as I imagined but it was good with some relaxation mixed in. <BR> <BR> DH and I put together another sign for the acreage. <BR> <em>259</em> It was cookin' Saturday. <BR> <BR> Sunday was much better but my DH's back was really bothering him. He has purchased a trailer thing that attached to the 4-Wheeler. It took a while to put it together but we did it together so that was good. <BR> <BR> Sunday evening I ended up having to take the trail... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 12:13:17 EST A good day :) Today was the good day that I was waiting for. I read on someone blog or somewhere the power of positive thought or actually I think it was a reminder of envisioning the positive. I thought about that today. <BR> <BR> I tried to slow myself down from time to time to think, to make sure I was not forgetting anything. I decided to go to the acreage and pick up the small trailer this morning rather than stick with my normal routine. So after Sierra and my morning walk I got ready and we (... Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:28:56 EST Hangin on this roller coaster ride <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <em>304</em> <BR> <BR> I have such wonderful Spark friends. I thank you for checking in on me. Yes you, PuppyWhispers and Kekeiko. I truly appreciate it. I was actually feeling alone earlier today and thought to myself, 'you have your spark friends. You are not alone.' <BR> <BR> I am not 100% sure how I am. I continue on this roller coaster ride. <BR> <BR> I should start from the beginning but t... Wed, 20 Aug 2014 12:43:20 EST What NOT to do if you want to lose and updates :) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> Because your DH is having his usual dose of ice cream... be creative for yourself and heat up some chocolate then add some vanilla ice cream on top. It is great. No worries about developing this new craving. (What was I thinking and right before bed too!) <BR> <BR> My DH is on a crazy schedule and sometimes skips dinner soooo I am thinking... I am not that hungry, just eat a meal bar (180 calori... Fri, 15 Aug 2014 06:43:49 EST How am I? I am hangin' in there. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> NOPE, this does not really apply to me at all but I just saw it and thought it was great. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I am getting better in terms of dealing with the wall I ran into the other day missing my boy Utah. I am home alone now with DH back to work starting yesterday. I used to love when I could just spend time with him. <BR> <BR> ANYWAY... How am I? <BR> <BR> I am slowly... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 15:47:03 EST A bit of a rollercoaster I am starting out in a bit of a funk so I should blog and I should get on the treadmill. I only did 1 mile on the treadmill yesterday, that may be why I did not fully get out of my funk. Who knows. <BR> <BR> So many things going on in my head. <BR> <BR> YESTERDAY <BR> <BR> We went to look at shingles for the shed. Sunday I did some pretty good research on how to move forward with the roof. Sheeting, drip plates, felt, shingles. All sorts of fun stuff. I need to do more research t... Tue, 12 Aug 2014 06:32:49 EST Happy Saturday and updates Well, where to start? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>27</em> It's raining. I was not able to get in my walk with Sierra. I went upstairs to put my hair up and came down and it was already raining. I must say it is kind of a peaceful noise though. Sierra is laying right beside my desk here. She hates thunder. None of that yet. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a new day. <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> Thursday was good in that I ... Sat, 9 Aug 2014 07:33:17 EST Good and nutral news <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My first mammogram is done. I did not notice the no caffeine recommendation until today so caffeine yesterday. I was in the door and out within 30 minutes. It was a super nice facility and I luckily ran into no issues. I know some have had very significant issues and other have had none. I am grateful that my procedure was uneventful. I should hear back results within 2 weeks. No issues just 46 now and past ... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 10:42:56 EST Updates... kind of Well, where to start? Let's start with the fun stuff. <BR> <BR> Yesterday we got the new spreader loaded onto the tractor but we were missing a tool so the actually spreading of lime had wait until today. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It was quite cool. My DH spread eight 40lb bags I think. <BR> We then shifted gears to the shed. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>3... Wed, 6 Aug 2014 16:14:18 EST Updates and Potential Opportunities <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today may be different than I envisioned. DH mentioned last night that maybe he will just go out to the acreage today and mow and spread whatever it is he is spreading. I forget. <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> This means I would be able to catch up on things around here. <BR> <BR> - Fold and put away laundry <BR> - Run a load of la... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 06:26:09 EST Work (none), shed, and thinking too much :) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It is Monday right? I loose track these days without work. Ug. <BR> <BR> <em>387</em> I checked this morning, it had been 4 weeks sense I ended my last project. I was starting to feel the stress yesterday. It really feels longer than 4 weeks. <BR> <BR> Prior to yesterday, I have had the general feeling that I am getting this time off to work with my DH on the shed AND.... that I would get a new assign... Mon, 4 Aug 2014 06:21:37 EST Lost last blog, maybe a simple picture blog... LAST WEEKEND <BR> <BR> We spent a good deal of time figure out the center beam for the rafters on the shed. Part of the figuring was slope and such. Also, we decided to use a 2x8 rather than a 2x6. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> MONDAY <BR> We took a road trip to Chattanooga, TN. LONG day. We left a 6AM and did not get home until 11PM. It took fo... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 07:52:34 EST Happy Saturday - Other updates Just a few updates I think. <BR> <BR> <em>313</em> Up around 5:15. Went to bed early. Took Sierra for her walk this morning. Foggy out there. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> We are off to the acreage today to work on the rafters. This is totally new to us. Hope it goes well. We only have 2 days of good weather. <BR> <BR> <em>52</em> I forgot to update you on the puppy situation... there are no updates. DH has stopped looking I think and I have not looked either. I am giving i... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 06:47:15 EST Hello - Quick update Just thought I would check in. <BR> <BR> <em>313</em> I am still consistently walking Sierra each morning. I can't imagine this changing. Aspen taught me this so many years ago. They are what is most important to me. Therefore, I need and want to show it. :) <BR> <BR> <em>315</em> I am touch and go with this, every other day mostly. Not bad, not perfect. I do find (as usual) that I feel better when I get in 2 or more likley 3 miles. <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> This is still up ... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 09:51:15 EST Get it together please. I needed to blog yesterday. I think I would have gotten more done. I have the habit of following my DH's lead and he has days where he does not accomplish much at all. Other days he moves mountains. I am the person who need to typically stay at more of a constant balance I think. I was thinking yesterday that I need to blog about my plan. I always need some sort of plan in order to move forward. <BR> <BR> Not a big deal. I am ok with taking days off but I would like to accomplish a ... Sun, 20 Jul 2014 06:56:33 EST A HUGE Spark Benefit - Thank you Friends! I am all over the place. Doing well spending more time with my DH and growing a stronger relationship with Sierra. <BR> <BR> <em>4</em> FOOD choices however have been really poor. This is NOT like me or I at least like to think that this is NOT like me. <BR> <BR> I felt bad this morning and yesterday morning feeling guilty for overeating each day prior. I did better yesterday until it came to dinner and I could not keep myself from teh stupid dinner rolls. <BR> <BR> ANYWAY, bac... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 18:21:57 EST Stress, Weight gain & Remaining Positive Let's see where to start. <BR> <BR> <em>102</em> For the past several nights I feel as though I am working in my dreams. It may be project management work for building or who knows what. It is not necessarily bad dreams. It is simply tiring. <BR> <BR> <em>193</em> My weight is definitely up. <em>46</em> <BR> It is frustrating but definitely not unexpected. I am grabbing <em>493</em> and yesterday even <em>495</em> . This is not my typical behavior. We went out fo... Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:10:44 EST Our project. Too many pics. :) A long time ago my DH had a vision. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am missing adding in the pictures where we dug for the foundation and the poured. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkp... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 17:56:15 EST If we see stress coming can we control it? Woke up at 5:30. Not bad. I would like to stick to a good routine and not start sleeping in. As soon as I do, I will be back to work needing to get up earlier. <BR> <BR> <em>313</em> Took Sierra for her morning walk. Super humid but ok. I got back to find an e-mail regarding the Greensboro project. "I spoke with the client late yesterday and it looks like they are going with a candidate from another firm that is local." <BR> <BR> Then same... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Fri, 11 Jul 2014 08:57:12 EST Happy Thursday - Another all over the place update <em>313</em> Only one dog walk so far <BR> <em>315</em> 2.5 miles walked on the treadmill <BR> <em>52</em> I scheduled a dental appointment for Monday. I know I need a crown but my last dentist wanted me to get something done in addition. Very $$$$. We'll see what this new dentist says (referral from a guy at work) and go with it. <BR> <em>52</em> My DH schedule a colostomy for the 21st. This is what got me going with scheduling my appointments. Poor thing. It can't me fun... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:09:01 EST All over the place & a smile for you too This really made me <em>334</em> I love, love, love it. <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Ok now onto business. <BR> <BR> <em>24</em> Day 3 not working; between assignments. I checked in with the woman who is checking into the Greensboro assignment. She said her contact was out yesterday. She is meeting with him this afternoon. I was pleased that she responded. I like to know what's up. <BR> <BR> <em>313</em> Sierra and I took two walks, 5000 ste... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 10:42:23 EST Walking helps - Pondering Work Sorry friends, I need to blog through this I think so the initial topic and maybe only topic today will be work. <BR> <BR> I joined RGP, Resource Global Professions just over 2 months ago in Charlotte, NC. I was consulting more or less independently prior to that. Years ago I worked for PWC, Price WaterhouseCoopers for 8 years. That required loads of travel (4 days a week every week). This took a huge tole on my marriage without my even knowing it. My DH was always super supportive so... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 07:36:01 EST