ROX525's SparkPeople Blog ROX525's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community August 1, 2015 Wow...time flies when you are getting old. I will be 60 on November 3. Here's to a month of good eating, exercise and paying it forward. Sat, 1 Aug 2015 06:51:45 EST Early to Rise Since I woke up 2 hrs. before my alarm, I was on the treadmill for 105 minutes. Going to do a few things and then volunteer at the hospital from noon to 4 and then straight to the dealership to get my tire replaced as I hit curb at end of driveway bringing my dog back from vet when she jumped over in my lap. That is a $300 jump. Could have always been worse. Hope your Friday is great. Fri, 31 Jul 2015 08:26:56 EST Thursday 100 treadmill (55 running at 5) and 20 minute walk. Babysitting all day today. Hope your day is lovely. Thu, 30 Jul 2015 14:07:49 EST Wednesday Have a potential root canal at 8:30. Am hoping it is just a filling. Have to have my car in at noon for brake pads because when it was taken Monday, they forgot the mechanic was off that day, seems Tess has busted one of her stitches from being spayed last Wednesday so I may have to run her in and get it re-stitched after the car and did I mention my son wants to go shopping later for his son's birthday party Sunday??? Phone woke me up at 3 with an Amber Alert and I couldn't go back to sle... Wed, 29 Jul 2015 05:22:27 EST Riding Day No pedometers today...Heading to Canada for a funeral. Leaving at 6:30 a.m. and hope to be back before dark. Tue, 28 Jul 2015 05:40:00 EST Monday 90 Minutes treadmill (55 was running at 5), going out to water and then off to volunteer as a messenger at the hospital for 4 hrs. Stay cool and have a great day. <em>104</em> Mon, 27 Jul 2015 08:59:42 EST Couldn't sleep at all... I was laying in bed most of the night to get a call early this morning that my BFF's husband's mother passed away early this morning. They have been visiting all week from Michigan in this area and are on their way to Canada right now. God speed to them. Sat, 25 Jul 2015 08:21:11 EST My Shepherd Tess came through her surgery yesterday. Yea! They gave her 3 bags of plasma and she had an allergic reaction to it and when they got into spay her, her uterus was deformed. Perhaps that is the reason why she had a clotting issue when blood work was done on 2 prior attempts to have her fixed and this led us to take extra precautions with the plasma. She is on pain meds and moving slow but moving! No stairs, running or playing for 10 days. So happy she is okay. Thu, 23 Jul 2015 10:29:15 EST Prayers today... Up early to walk on the treadmill and to have my Shepherd to the vet by 8:30 as she is getting 3 pints of plasma before being fixed as she has a clotting issue. Prayers please for her safe return to my arms tonight. Dental appt. at 9:30 and then picking up my BFF to spend the day with her. Have a lovely day. Wed, 22 Jul 2015 06:21:58 EST Tuesday 105 Treadmill, park and nature walk with all 4 grandchildren, just got my hair colored by my daughter, dinner and then 6 to 8 p.m. Vacation Bible School with grandchildren. Have a lovely day. Tue, 21 Jul 2015 15:00:54 EST Daily Spark Points.... I don't understand how to get those 2 daily spark points for the "Verify Nutrition Information in our Food Database".... Can anyone help me? Mon, 20 Jul 2015 07:33:56 EST Sunday 105 Treadmill. We have a wonderful new Pastor at our church. Sad that someone broke into the church barn Friday or Saturday and took a riding lawn mower, 2 push mowers, 2 blowers & 2 snow blowers along with some smaller items. Someone also broke into my daughter school last week and stole the smart boards. Going to see a play called "It Runs in the Family" at 3 with my DH. It is a comedy. Then my son will be here with the 5 kids for dinner and a romp in the park. Hope you are having a ... Sun, 19 Jul 2015 13:48:27 EST Saturday 2 Hours on treadmill, bathed the 2 dogs, did a bit of yard work, going to grocery store now and then heading to a 5 p.m. birthday party. Turned on the air as it is supposed to be 90 today! Yea. Have a lovely day. Sat, 18 Jul 2015 13:00:02 EST Friday 120 Treadmill, laundry, volunteered at hospital for 4 hrs. and going to visit a friend around 7 p.m. It has been a lovely day. Fri, 17 Jul 2015 16:34:03 EST Thursday 90 Treadmill, 25 & 30 min. dog walks...It has been a beautiful day. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 15:49:11 EST Wednesday...Not a happy camper... 2 hrs. on treadmill (60 minutes running). Took my 1 1/2 year old Shepherd into the vet to be tested before going into get fixed and she still has the clotting issue. The vet will call us with info. on putting her in day before to have a transfusion and then see if they can spay her the next day and there will still be a risk. The breeder asked that we not get her spade until she went through her first heat, and now we have this issue. I do not like the idea of keeping my Tess indoors two ... Wed, 15 Jul 2015 09:46:16 EST Tuesday 120 Treadmill (50 mins. running), park with my granddaughter for an hour and it is only 11 a.m. Other 2 grandchildren didn't come as they have strep and a high fever and their mother stayed home with them today. Have a lovely day. Tue, 14 Jul 2015 11:10:22 EST Monday 110 Treadmill (40 minutes running) and volunteered at hospital as a messenger. Looking forward to watching Scandal later on TV but right now it is occupied by Wizard of Oz. Hope you had a lovely day. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 17:11:30 EST Sunday 40 Minutes treadmill, 20 min. walk, church and chilling. Going over my daughter's for dinner shortly. Hope your Sunday is great. Sun, 12 Jul 2015 16:12:06 EST Saturday Spending the day with my B FF in Michigan! Sat, 11 Jul 2015 07:56:15 EST Friday... Traveling to South Lyon Michigan to pick up our BFF's and heading to Frankenmuth to shop for the day, spending the night and be home late tomorrow. Yea...a getaway! Have a great weekend. Fri, 10 Jul 2015 05:47:20 EST Thursday.... 135 Treadmill as it is raining "cats and dogs" out there and shows no signs of letting up with flood warnings all around Ohio today. Packing for a 2 days trip today and straightening things up in here. Taking my son and daughter-in-law to dinner for her birthday tonight and they are watching the dogs and house while we are gone. Have a lovely day and stay dry. Thu, 9 Jul 2015 10:58:35 EST Wednesday 105 Treadmill, 20 dog walk, doctors with granddaughters, geocatching with my son and then came home to a fallen limb that required a lot more steps in the clean up. Time to watch an episode of Scandal!! Long and great day. Hope yours was wonderful. Wed, 8 Jul 2015 21:09:59 EST Tuesday 1 Hr. treadmill and long dog walk. 5 Year old granddaughter has a 100.8 fever and her stomach really hurts. Trying to decide if I should take her to emergency room. That tummy ache is bothering me. Will wait until my DH gets home from work. Tue, 7 Jul 2015 14:20:38 EST Monday 40 Minutes on treadmill, a nice long dog walk through the woods for 50 minutes and now I am going in to volunteer at the hospital as a messenger for 4 hours. Have a lovely day. Mon, 6 Jul 2015 11:40:15 EST Did you also know? The Earth gets 100 tons heavier every day due to falling space dust. <BR> <BR> Due to earth's gravity it is impossible for mountains to be higher than 15,000 <BR> meters. <BR> <BR> Mickey Mouse is known as "Topolino" in Italy. <BR> <BR> Soldiers do not march in step when going across bridges because they could set up a vibration which could be sufficient to knock the bridge down. <BR> <BR> Everything weighs one percent less at the equator. <BR> <BR> For every extra k... Sun, 5 Jul 2015 08:19:50 EST Happy Independence Day! May your day be festive and spectacular. Happy Birthday America. <em>232</em> <em>283</em> <em>236</em> <em>104</em> <em>334</em> Sat, 4 Jul 2015 10:25:36 EST Did you also know?? The Swine Flu vaccine in 1976 caused more death and illness than the disease it was intended to prevent. <BR> <BR> Caffeine increases the power of aspirin and other painkillers, that is why it is found in some medicines. <BR> <BR> The military salute is a motion that evolved from medieval times, when knights in <BR> armor raised their visors to reveal their identity. <BR> <BR> If you get into the bottom of a well or a tall chimney and look up, you can see stars, even in the ... Fri, 3 Jul 2015 07:36:16 EST Did you also know? Nine out of every 10 living things live in the ocean. <BR> <BR> The banana cannot reproduce itself. It can be propagated only by the hand of man. <BR> <BR> Airports at higher altitudes-require a longer airstrip due to lower air density. <BR> <BR> The University of Alaska spans four time zones. <BR> <BR> The tooth is the only part of the human body that cannot heal itself. <BR> <BR> In ancient Greece tossing an apple to a girl was a traditional proposal of marriage.... Thu, 2 Jul 2015 07:19:07 EST Did you know? <BR> Glass takes one million years to decompose, which means it never wears out and can be recycled an infinite amount of times! <BR> <BR> Gold is the only metal that doesn't rust, even if it's buried in the ground for thousands of years. <BR> <BR> Your tongue is the only muscle in your body that is attached at only one end. <BR> <BR> If you stop getting thirsty, you need to drink more water. When a human body is dehydrated, its thirst mechanism shuts off. <BR> <BR> Zero... Wed, 1 Jul 2015 07:29:07 EST Tuesday 105 Treadmill, 30 minute dog walk, went to splash-pad & park with my daughter and 4 grandchildren. Meatloaf is now in the oven. Getting my hair cut at 7 p.m. and then I can relax. Hope your day was lovely. Tue, 30 Jun 2015 16:04:31 EST Monday 75 treadmill, short walk with my Shepherd, laundry and now off to volunteer at the hospital for 4 hours. Have a lovely day! Mon, 29 Jun 2015 11:43:28 EST Sunday 105 Treadmill so far and a wonderful sermon by a past minister today who came to our church as the new Pastor isn't starting until mid July. Going to watch my two granddaughter's for a couple hours and then home sweet home. Have a lovely Sunday. Sun, 28 Jun 2015 12:56:08 EST A Letter to My Daughter As An Old Woman I had a thought yesterday that made me very sad. <BR> <BR> I'll never know you as an old woman. <BR> <BR> My job as a mother is not to teach you to be an amazing kid, but to teach you to be an extraordinary adult. I want to guide you so that when you are an old woman, you will look back on your life and feel that it was well lived. <BR> <BR> These are the things I wish for you when you become an old woman: <BR> <BR> When your hair turns silver and your skin turns a bit sallow, I hope th... Sat, 27 Jun 2015 13:34:11 EST Thursday 65 Minutes treadmill, a slow dog walk and 1 hr. weeding before the rain hit. Hope to get back out there later. Guess I will have lunch now and watch an episode of Orange is the New Black. Plan is to go to a Crushers game at 7 so I hope the weather is nice. Have a lovely ay. Thu, 25 Jun 2015 12:54:40 EST Wednesday 75 Treadmill, lunch with an old friend, hair colored and 3 hrs. pulling weeds. Time for dinner. Woohoo! Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:06:58 EST Tuesday Non-sleeping night. Up before 3 a.m. Getting all 4 grandchildren today also. A storm is a-brewing outside right now as I hear the thunder out in the distance. Praying for a good day for all of us. <BR> Tue, 23 Jun 2015 04:30:43 EST Monday 75 Mins. treadmill, some housework, bathed the German Shepherd and volunteered at hospital for 4 hours (over 8,000 steps) and now pork chops are in oven. Mon, 22 Jun 2015 16:57:21 EST Happy Father's Day My 3 children, spouses/significant other and 4 grandchildren will be coming for dinner today (and perhaps my one son's father-in-law). Have a blessed, happy and safe day. Sun, 21 Jun 2015 06:52:05 EST Saturday Just finished Season 2 of Orange is the New Black. On to Season 3 maybe tomorrow. Off to a picnic now. Have a lovely day. Sat, 20 Jun 2015 15:04:20 EST Friday 100 Treadmill, some housework and going into volunteer at the hospital for 4 hours and see all my Friday buddies. I am so blessed. Today is a happy day. Fri, 19 Jun 2015 10:52:03 EST Thursday.... Treadmill, 2 1/2 hrs. pulling weeds, grocery shopped and just got caught in the rain on a dog walk. LOL. Hope you have had a wonderful day also. Thu, 18 Jun 2015 18:05:29 EST Is it my computer? It took me so long to get through Spark People just now. Even to type this, there is such a delay. Have to wait for all the pop-up ads or is it just a slow computer?? Is there a time to get on here that it runs faster? Tue, 16 Jun 2015 07:20:17 EST Monday Day off from babysitting. Did the treadmill and now I am off to window shop for the first time in a long, long time. Have a great day! Mon, 15 Jun 2015 10:12:43 EST Sunday 75 Treadmill, church with DH and 2 granddaughters, church picnic afterwards since our Pastor is retiring and then went to daughters to return granddaughters and help her hang a shelf. Just put the beef brisket on to marinate. I need to get some more exercise in but a nap is calling me??!! We are expecting a storm today also. Hope you are having a joyful Sunday. Sun, 14 Jun 2015 14:21:31 EST Saturday Did so much yard work yesterday that my right hand was numb last night. It is raining this morning so I hope that keeps me from doing more yardwork today. Getting my 3 & 5 year old granddaughter's around 9 a.m. as my daughter and her husband are going to an out-of-town wedding. They are such a joy. Have a wonderful weekend! Sat, 13 Jun 2015 06:30:55 EST Thursday Spent all day with my BFF! Fri, 12 Jun 2015 08:07:09 EST Friday Major, major work in the yard today so will be too tired to blog later. Laying stone in some of the beds after they get prepared... Fri, 12 Jun 2015 08:02:55 EST Wednesday Woke up with a migraine so took meds and went back to bed until 10 a.m. Stayed up and watched the Cleveland Cavaliers and then couldn't sleep. Don't know if it is the rain, lack of sleep or almonds that gave me the headache but plan is sometime today to get outside for a couple hours and weed and prepare large bed for 2 dump truck loads of rocks coming Friday. Wed, 10 Jun 2015 10:40:52 EST Tuesday 105 Treadmill and walked to park with 3 of the 4 grandchildren. Perhaps a dog walk will come later. Enjoy your day. Tue, 9 Jun 2015 15:39:31 EST