ROX525's SparkPeople Blog ROX525's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Baby Announcement.... <img src=""> My daughter's announcement on FB yesterday that she is pregnant.... These are my two precious granddaughters that I babysit. <BR> <BR> 100 Minutes treadmill (45 minutes of it running), took granddaughter to pre-school and back, took other granddaughter to dental appt. and now I am following my daughter's female dog around for a urine specimen (which is quite a few steps...LOL). Have a wonderful da... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 14:09:59 EST Thought Of The Day Your value does not decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth!!! <BR> You are beautiful!! Wed, 7 Oct 2015 08:09:28 EST Tuesday... 90 Treadmill (50 min. of it running) and 45 dog walk. Dropped my granddaughter off at pre-school and picked her up in between this workout. Caesar chicken salad for lunch. So far, so good. Have a great day. Tue, 6 Oct 2015 12:24:26 EST Monday 110 Treadmill (25 minutes running), 40 minute dog walk, and 60 minutes raking. Heading to the grocery store as making chicken Caesar salad for dinner. Sun is shining and life is good. Enjoy your day. Mon, 5 Oct 2015 10:02:34 EST Sunday... Church, 105 treadmill and short walk. Now on to fix dinner. Have a relaxing Sunday. Sun, 4 Oct 2015 15:15:01 EST Saturday 90 Minutes treadmill and 3 hrs. yard work (raking/picking up walnuts/bringing in yard ornaments, emptying sand box, etc.) and now I am going to do some paperwork. I feel like I have accomplished something today! Have a great one. Sat, 3 Oct 2015 12:14:02 EST Friday 105 Treadmill (25 running), 45 minutes dog walk and going into volunteer at the hospital to volunteer for 4 hrs. Today is my middle child's 33rd birthday. Wow... Have a wonderful Friday. Fri, 2 Oct 2015 10:18:16 EST Spiritual Inspiration... Always pray to have eyes that see the best in people, <BR> a heart that forgives the worst, <BR> a mind that forgets the bad, <BR> and a soul that never loses faith in God. Thu, 1 Oct 2015 10:12:07 EST Wednesday 105 Treadmill (50 minutes of it running), vacuumed and grocery shopped. Making unstuffed cabbage rolls for dinner. Hope you are having a great day. Wed, 30 Sep 2015 14:09:32 EST Tuesday 105 Treadmill & 30 minute dog walk. Have a lovely day. Tue, 29 Sep 2015 12:37:53 EST Monday 2 hrs. treadmill (60 minutes running) and 45 minute dog walk. That concludes my exercise for the day! Have a great one. Mon, 28 Sep 2015 11:16:13 EST Oh Boy... Watching the series Zoo on Netflix...Dreamed I had 2 litters of puppies after the rat episode last night and the details of my dream were disturbing. Don't like the series but my husband wants to watch. Can't get that out of my mind. Hope you have an enjoyable Sunday. Sun, 27 Sep 2015 07:42:48 EST Saturday 90 Minutes treadmill (30 minutes running), watched a soccer game, shopped a bit and now going on a dog walk. I am having a nice day and hope you are also. Sat, 26 Sep 2015 14:48:16 EST Friday 105 Treadmill (30 minutes running), 45 dog walk and volunteered as a messenger at hospital for 4 hours. It was a lovely day. Fri, 25 Sep 2015 20:27:27 EST Thursday 100 treadmill (30 minutes of it running), 60 minutes dog walks, dentist appt. and picked up the yard a bit. It is a gorgeous day. Hope your day is great. Thu, 24 Sep 2015 12:24:51 EST Wednesday 105 Treadmill and 60 minutes dog walks. What a beautiful day! Think I will start getting the Halloween decorations out today. Have a great Hump Day. Wed, 23 Sep 2015 11:32:35 EST Tuesday 90 Minutes treadmill and 45 minute dog walk with a couple friends and then picked my granddaughter up from pre-school (or "pretty school" as she calls it). I am having a nice day and hope you are also. Tue, 22 Sep 2015 12:24:36 EST Food for thought What you say and what you “don’t” say are both important. To use proper speech you must not only say the right words at the right time but also not say what you shouldn’t. Examples of an untamed tongue include gossiping, putting others down, bragging, manipulating, false teaching, exaggerating, complaining, flattering, and lying. Before you speak, ask, is what I want to say true? Is it necessary? Is it kind? Mon, 21 Sep 2015 06:44:00 EST Top of my foot hurts?? So my foot hurts by the ankle bone, side of foot and a bit on top...Wonder what this is. I need to lay off the running for awhile. Have a lovely Sunday... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 14:18:59 EST Saturday... 2 Hours treadmill (30 minutes running). Only had a gyros sandwich at the Apple Festival yesterday. Yea! Getting the 2 granddaughters around 3 and they are spending the night and going to Rally Day at church with us tomorrow. They are having a magician for the kids who has been on shows like America's Got Talent. Looks like a rainy day today but that is okay. Have a great weekend. Sat, 19 Sep 2015 10:31:55 EST Happy Friday Forced myself to stay in bed until 7 this morning. Going to go down on treadmill shortly. I am taking the day off of the hospital today as my ankle, knee and ribs are hurting a bit after my fall Tuesday and I shouldn't be pushing or carrying for a few days. Going to drop my daughter off at the Rapid Transit around 1 so she can meet her husband and go for a sonogram. Praying all is well there. Apple Festival tonight through Sunday in downtown Elyria so will check that out. Have a great w... Fri, 18 Sep 2015 07:47:57 EST Another beautiful day.... 105 treadmill and then my dog walking buddy couldn't make it. Was just going to walk with her without my dog(s) today. Will ask my DH to go with me for a walk after my granddaughter is picked up as my dog pulls to much for me right now. Have a lovely day! Thu, 17 Sep 2015 12:09:14 EST Wednesday Exercise 2 Hours walking on treadmill. Taking it easy today due to hurting my ribs yesterday. Hope it is a slight bruise and doesn't take weeks to heal. Have a great day. Wed, 16 Sep 2015 08:58:19 EST Tuesday 90 Minutes treadmill (50 min. running) and 50 minute dog walk. I fell back on the rocks on the dog walk and skinned my knee. Just vacuumed and can feel soreness on my right ribs. Just call me clumsy today! Another simply beautiful day. Make your day great! Tue, 15 Sep 2015 10:38:18 EST Monday 2 Hrs. treadmill (50 running), 80 minutes gardening and now to relax for a bit. I sure hope I lose a couple pounds this week. It is beautiful out. Not a cloud in the sky. Have a great day! Mon, 14 Sep 2015 11:36:36 EST Sunday 50 Minutes treadmill (40 of it running), church, going on a nice dog walk now and then I have leftovers from Memorial Service so no cooking today! Hope your day is great. Sun, 13 Sep 2015 12:37:22 EST Read this today...Make today a good one! Never take someone for granted. Hold every person close to your heart because you might wake up one day and realize that you’ve lost a diamond while you were busy collecting stones … <BR> <BR> Life is short, especially when you are getting old...60 years...where have they gone? life to the fullest.. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! Blessings to you. Sat, 12 Sep 2015 06:21:26 EST Which one will you feed today? An old Cherokee told his grandson, "My son, there is a battle between two wolves inside of us all. <BR> <BR> One is Evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, inferiority, lies and ego. The other is Good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy, & truth." <BR> <BR> The boy thought about it, and asked, "Grandfather, which wolf wins?" <BR> <BR> The old man quietly replied, "The one you feed." <BR> <BR> - author unknown Fri, 11 Sep 2015 06:24:51 EST Quote I saw today and loved! Did I offer peace today? Did I bring a smile to someone's face? Did I say words of healing? Did I let go of my anger and resentment? Did I forgive? Did I love? These are the real questions. I must trust that the little bit of love that I sow now will bear many fruits, here in this world and the life to come. <BR> Henri Nouwen <BR> Thu, 10 Sep 2015 08:31:11 EST My Shepherds <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> First picture is of Hailey...she passed at 9 yrs. old in 2013 <BR> Second picture is of Tessa... she will be 2 this November... <BR> I love my dogs! They think I am wonderful!! Wed, 9 Sep 2015 11:44:58 EST Tuesday.... 70 Minute long dog walk before the hot temps hit. Actually dusted the entire house after that! Went and visited a 2 week old baby and mother for a little bit and now at home to make meatballs and spaghetti for dinner as my oldest son is coming with his two for dinner. Hope your day is lovely and you are staying cool. <BR> <img src=""> My youngest grandchild's first day of school today....It would have been t... Tue, 8 Sep 2015 14:05:36 EST Happy Labor Day.... Treadmill 80 min., and hot dog walk 40 min. Having a cookout here with the kids today. Supposed to get up in the 90's and it is already 84 at 11 a.m. Will watch my intake today as overdid it yesterday at another cookout/birthday celebration. Mon, 7 Sep 2015 11:47:20 EST Happy Labor Day... Going to church with with DH and leaving around 1 p.m. for a cookout/birthday celebration with family. Learned this yesterday at almost 60 yrs. old. My sister-in-law has a lot of deer in her yard, and was sitting in the back watching them, and they squat to go to the bathroom like a dog! Always thought they just stood there like a cow. I am not being inappropriate, just fascinated that a big deer could do that. Have a lovely Labor Day and great week. Sun, 6 Sep 2015 09:06:03 EST New Diet Program.... <img src=""> Have a great Labor Day weekend. We don't need to sample everything! Sat, 5 Sep 2015 07:40:47 EST Start of Day 4 100 Min. Treadmill (40 run at 12 MPH). Down 3 lbs. since Tuesday a.m. weigh in. I am sure it was mostly water weight. Have been enjoying my summer, daily exercise, but not having wise food chooses at all. This is the month to get back on track. I have been in maintenance since 5/24/10. I used to weigh myself weekly, then bi-monthly and last couple months, monthly. I need to weigh weekly to hold myself accountable. Have a great weekend and September. <em>386</em> Fri, 4 Sep 2015 09:57:56 EST As I sat... Always remembered this saying... <BR> "As I sat sad and lonely and without a friend, I said to myself, smile things could be worse, so I smiled, and sure enough, the very next day, things got worse." <BR> All three of my kids (ages 29,32 & 35) are giving me a bit of heartache. What helps me keep my sanity is that no one is dead or dying, no matter how good or bad it may be, it will change, and what is going on now is only here on earth, it is the eternity that I always can look forward to. ... Thu, 3 Sep 2015 15:00:22 EST Happiness <BR> "Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude."-Denis Waitley <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wed, 2 Sep 2015 05:13:55 EST September 1 Treadmill...2 hrs.! Weighed myself and measured my waist for September 1. Getting back on track. Have a great month. Tue, 1 Sep 2015 09:19:11 EST Quote It all begins and ends in your mind. <BR> What you give power to, has power over you, if you allow it. <BR> Have a great week! Mon, 31 Aug 2015 07:06:18 EST Really Nice Sunday 75 Minutes treadmill, church and brunch with our BFF's from Michigan, shopping at Stein Mart with my BFF and now my son and his fiancée and their combined 5 kids will be here for dinner shortly. How blessed are we?! Hope your Sunday is lovely and blessed as well. Sun, 30 Aug 2015 16:08:51 EST Saturday Up late doing laundry and fought to sleep last night but I managed to get it in. Computer is running slow. Going down to treadmill shortly and going to try for a good dog walk. Going to a yearly cookout around 5. It will be a great day. Hope yours is also. Sat, 29 Aug 2015 08:59:16 EST Just got wonderful!!! news... My BFF moved away 10 years ago to Hamilton Ohio and then to South Lyon Michigan. Today is her 67th birthday and her DH gave us the most wonderful present this morning...he has told his employer he is retiring and is accepting a job 45 minutes away from me!!! and starts November 1!!! He is getting a physical at this new company right now! <em>104</em> <em>334</em> Fri, 28 Aug 2015 09:36:58 EST I am a Seenager (Senior teenager) I have everything that I wanted as a teenager, only 50 years later. <BR> I don't have to go to school or work. <BR> I get an allowance every month. <BR> I have my own pad. <BR> I don't have a curfew. <BR> I have a driver's license and my own car. <BR> The people I hang around with are not scared of getting pregnant <BR> and they do not use drugs. <BR> And I don't have acne. <BR> Life is great. Thu, 27 Aug 2015 10:43:32 EST Tuesday Feeling very blue today because of my youngest 29 year old son. Feeling scared. I give it to you Lord. Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:21:45 EST Monday, good to me... A close friend had a 9.5 oz. baby boy yesterday a bit after 6 p.m. after being induced since early Friday morning. My daughter has taken 8 pregnancy tests since Friday night that have all shown positive so there will be another delivery in April. I hope it has sunk in for her and she doesn't go for blood work at the hospital today like she said she was going to do Sunday morning. The test she took last night was not the test with a lines but a Yes / No test and it said "Yes+". Have a love... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 07:53:09 EST Sunday.... It is going to be a great day. That baby that we were expecting Friday from a special lady to me, is about ready to be delivered this morning. Found out my daughter who has 2 girls (3 & 6) and was done having children, is unexpectedly pregnant (she will do good as soon as the shock wears off). Have a great and blessed Sunday. Sun, 23 Aug 2015 07:46:17 EST Level: Expert ...Wish I had this self control! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a successful weekend! Sat, 22 Aug 2015 07:01:04 EST Friday 80 Minutes treadmill and off early to volunteer at the hospital. Looking forward to a baby delivery in the next 24 hours! :) Have a lovely Friday. Fri, 21 Aug 2015 09:33:42 EST Thursday 90 Minutes treadmill and then mammogram. Watching 2 granddaughters until 4ish. My eyes are very stressed today. Might be the weather. Have a wonderful day. Thu, 20 Aug 2015 11:15:09 EST Wednesday Tomorrow my 6 year old granddaughter starts first grade so I have both of the girls today. 90 Minutes treadmill and went to the park with the girls. It is way too hot (90 degrees) for me. Made a nice bunch of stuffed peppers for dinner and dropped the pan on the kitchen floor. Hope that is the worst that happens today. Have a lovely day. Wed, 19 Aug 2015 12:59:51 EST