SENIMMO's SparkPeople Blog SENIMMO's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Making changes So, I'm shifting gears and making a LOT of changes in my life. (I'm keeping the Hubs and son, though <em>246</em> ) <BR> <BR> I'm starting to get hours in at the shop making products, even though I haven't been keeping shop hours extended (yet). I'm working on getting son to help start clearing stuff out of the house. I'm going to throw away a bunch of the ratty "fat clothes". I've given up on my friend going to the pool with me, her mom keeps making excuses and my friend cant afford the ... Wed, 22 Mar 2017 11:17:33 EST I'll get there... Eventually, I'll manage everything that needs doing. Yesterday, I spun for a few hours. I'm feeling good about that, so I'll do more of it later today. <BR> <BR> I ordered pizza Hut last night, I've got enough leftovers for 3 or 4 more meals (1 pizza, 4 or more meals, not bad!). I ordered a half and half instead of 2 separate pizzas. Half veggie and half with pork and beef. I count their big slices as 2, too! Progress. <BR> <BR> Of course, being up at 330 am is NOT progress. I'll fix that ... Tue, 21 Mar 2017 04:35:53 EST Choices- I made a few this weekend. I'm praying they end up being good ones. <BR> <BR> I dropped all my late starting classes and am at a 13 hour courseload for the rest of the semester. Which isn't really 13 hours, because 4 hours of it was accelerated courses that are already done. But, I'm needing to have time to do things I need to do for myself and my business. <BR> <BR> I need to have time to run the shop, make products, still do homework, make healthy meals instead of being so rushed I grab... Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:03:19 EST Please Read and share, you may save a life!! This is from Dr. Geetha Krishnaswamy, Please give your 2 minutes and read this: <BR> 1. Let’s say it’s 7.25pm and you’re going home (alone of course) after an unusually hard day on the job. <BR> 2. You’re really tired, upset and frustrated. <BR> 3 Suddenly you start experiencing severe pain in your chest that starts to drag out into your arm and up in to your jaw. You are only about five km from the hospital nearest your home. <BR> 4. Unfortunately you don’t know if you’ll be able to make it ... Tue, 14 Mar 2017 10:56:53 EST NOT amused- For whatever reason, when I logged on through my mobile yesterday, Spark didn't record anything I did!? So, my 10 week streak is in the toilet and I'm starting over on day one again. This on top of the changes that put the million post thing where it covers nearly my entire start page and makes it take several minutes to scroll past all of that to get to anything I actually want to see or do. SO frustrating! <BR> <BR> It kind of defeats the purpose of an encouragement when this kind of thing... Sun, 12 Mar 2017 18:34:14 EST Too tired to blog The last couple of days is catching up to me. I'm absolutely exhausted, so I'm going to crash for a nap, then worry about dinner later. <BR> <BR> <em>593</em> Fri, 10 Mar 2017 17:17:31 EST And another blindside slam?! Yeah. Just when things were looking up and I thought we had it under control? Hubs admits that he's been sitting with no work for over a week and there is still no pay coming in. Sigh. <BR> <BR> I've got three weeks to get this turned around. I'm thinking it's only going to take about three seconds to boot him in the rear, lol. He's not terribly happy with me, right now. I reminded him that this happens almost every time he takes freight to texas. in the past 6 years, he has had ONE texas lo... Thu, 9 Mar 2017 12:00:22 EST Fitbit problem solved!! Well, I KNOW how to solve it, I just have to get it done. <BR> <BR> I'm not having problems with mine, but a lot of people have problems with the band irritating their skin. I've got a product for that! I'm going to be making fabric bands to wear UNDER the fitbit (or other activity tracker) that will keep the band from actually touching your skin! They're not going to be terrible expensive, (probably about 4.99 plus shipping) and they can mail in an envelope! So, shipping won't cost an arm ... Wed, 8 Mar 2017 10:38:12 EST HA! I got two grades back today. One 69, let's not talk about that. I knew I wasn't understanding that class for that chapter. It is what it is. <BR> <BR> The other was my computer ledger project for last week. I got 100%!!! And the tutor didn't have to help as much. Once she explained what they were asking for, I got all of the formulas, additional pages, and conditional formatting done by myself! And got a perfect score!! <BR> <BR> Holy crap, I may survive this after all!! <BR> <BR> I'm not... Tue, 7 Mar 2017 17:42:41 EST I can do this- At least I keep telling myself I can. I just really need help right now with the excel stuff. Eventually, it will stick, but right now? It just really stinks. Thank God I've got a great tutor and friend who's helping me with it. Once I "get it" I've got it for good. It's just figuring out how to make the steps from the excel text do what I need the ledger projects to do. I know what, I just can't remember the "how". I've done the project five times this past week. I just deleted it for the fi... Mon, 6 Mar 2017 13:28:04 EST 6 am and already busy! I've been up for over an hour and a half. I've done my homework that's due before midnight today. I didn't do it the way they want it done. I sent an email explaining why I didn't follow the requested format. I used to talk to people the way they want us to in the assignment. I really need to not go back to looking like the condescending, obnoxious person that speaking that way makes me appear to be. <BR> <BR> I don't like the person I was then (no one did!) and I really don't appreciate i... Sun, 5 Mar 2017 07:00:05 EST 9 Weeks and counting! I've logged in spark every day for 9 whole weeks now. I'm going to start working harder on my food choices and exercise next. I've been doing more walking already, so that's an improvement. And I went to the grocery tonight and got salad mix and shred lettuce to add to sandwiches. <BR> <BR> My hands aren't working well enough to write for school, do all the typing I need to for spark and homework, make my crafts, and be able to cut produce (among other things). I've got my fitbit on the cha... Fri, 3 Mar 2017 21:52:05 EST Almost- Tomorrow will be 9 weeks I've managed to remember to log in and spin. I think that may be the longest streak I've ever had...At least in the last few years. <BR> <BR> I can't say I've been having much success in the weight loss or exercise, but I'm doing the best I can. My highest priority right now has to be my education. At least until May, when I graduate. I'm trying to get my meals and exercise in sync with it, but it's not going well. <BR> <BR> if my friend gets her Y membership, tha... Thu, 2 Mar 2017 16:13:11 EST 3"-5"?? Yeah, my...Well, let's just say there's over EIGHT inches on the ground and more coming down! <BR> <BR> Weather man said clearing by noon. Campus closed at 4pm due to inclement weather, blowing and drifting snow! I am NOT amused. I did get it cleared with my accounting instructor to take my test late, since the weather was so bad today. I'll get it taken on Friday, tomorrow I'm going to do all the other classes. Ok, I may or may not get them finished, but I will get a good start on them. <B... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 20:27:04 EST Tuesday Nothing actually HAS to be done today, but I'm going to go to school and get this week's projects started and work on my accounting text for my test that's due by Wednesday at closing. <BR> <BR> My knitting needles came for the shop!! I only have one set of each, because I can't afford to order tons of stock, but they are gorgeous! The circulars have bamboo points and colored polycord that connects them. The DPN's are also bamboo and in sets of five. That's nice. I'll work on packaging for t... Tue, 28 Feb 2017 07:48:49 EST Oops- I was so busy with getting assignments done and turned in, I forgot to post my blog yesterday. Oh well. I did log in, so at least my streak is still going. <BR> <BR> I really get annoyed when I log in and do blogs and message people and log stuff and forget to do the daily spin to get credit for being on. I think the login should be automatic just for doing stuff on the site, but it is what it is. <BR> <BR> Apparently, my mother is going to be going home on oxygen. Which means she's most l... Mon, 27 Feb 2017 09:11:07 EST I wish Excel was my friend- But it's not. Not even close. I loathe having to use it. It's totally confusing to me. <BR> <BR> BUT, I want my accounting degree. Which means learning to use it. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> I had an assignment nearly done, then went to work on it today and realized I had read the instructions wrong. I tried to go back to a previous save and it's not there. Sigh. I evidently only saved it on the memory stick instead of on the laptop and memory stick. I really hate computers. <BR> <BR> Paper,... Sat, 25 Feb 2017 13:01:30 EST Friday- It's not even 10 am and it's already been the day from he##. I woke up early to about 6 inches of snow, we weren't even in the warnings when I went to bed last night! I checked bank balance to see what payroll was. Pay hadn't posted, but an overdraft had! I had made a math error and compounded it by paying a bill out of my personal account that I had subtracted from my business balance. OOPS! It's fixed. It only cost me $35 and a bit of pride. Payroll ended up posting when the bank actually o... Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:57:56 EST Eight weeks and counting- I've been on spark every day for Eight whole weeks today! I've logged in, blogged most days, and logged some of my stuff. <BR> <BR> The next one is getting my food logged, but I'm content with what I'm doing now. I'm getting the steps in, so that's progress, too. <BR> <BR> Today, I'm trying to catch up homework as soon as I'm done blogging. There's community stuff going on at the college, so it's a freaking zoo. They took over the lobby for a "Seniors Class" and I'm not leaving. I'm not b... Thu, 23 Feb 2017 11:56:04 EST And the "mama drama" continues... My sister texted me. My niece told my mom she is not coming to visit her every day this weekend while she is in town. My mom called leaving a literally screaming voice-mail for my sister that she was going to the hospital (screaming, mind you. No gasping, no wheezing. Screaming.). <BR> <BR> My sister was at work (she cares for disabled end elderly people) and called her back within EIGHT MINUTES. Mother's nurse was there (she called, my sister minutes before he was due to get there) and she ... Wed, 22 Feb 2017 16:44:22 EST Why are college grades dependent on social media?? I'm not kidding. And if you're reading this and are willing to lend a hand, go on Facebook to my business page SENsational@SturgeonBayWI and like/share it. <BR> <BR> My grade in THREE classes is depending on how much of an increase I can demonstrate in my use of social media to "network for your profession" and "market yourself and your business". <BR> <BR> While I "get" that most of the people in my classes are in nursing or IT fields and social networking and internet use is important to ... Tue, 21 Feb 2017 10:00:02 EST And so it goes- My mother called yesterday, out of the blue. (I was rather enjoying the absence of her drama, alas!) She was whining and complaining about my sister again. My mother is not following Dr. orders and is wanting attention. There is honestly nothing wrong with her (She's claiming she can't breathe, but she doesn't gasp or wheeze and has plenty of breath to yell at her dog and talk on the phone without having to stop), she just wants attention. <BR> <BR> She was telling me that her Dr said to use... Mon, 20 Feb 2017 08:49:20 EST This week's goal- Was to hit 3,000 steps 6 days out of 7. The fitbit says I missed it-BUT I wasn't wearing it for half of the one day it said I was short by a few hundred steps. Considering that was the day we went shopping in green bay, I'm sure I did more than 400 steps! So, I'm counting it at goal met. <BR> <BR> I will try to do the same this week, then the following week, will shoot for 3500. Eventually my legs and lungs will let me get back to a "normal" amount. For now? Baby steps are good enough. <BR> ... Sun, 19 Feb 2017 19:25:03 EST Fire and Ice- It's the tourism event we have at this time every year. It's the first time I've had access to a place to sell my stuff, so I'm pretty happy. <BR> <BR> Of course, the only things I sold today were consignments, but that's ok. We got a lot of exposure and people are learning we are there. Only bad thing was one of my son's parents came in with a couple of their friends while I was working in the back area. They couldn't see I was there. The were talking to (at) my son, making rude comments "w... Sat, 18 Feb 2017 20:57:45 EST Getting things ready- The first tourist event of the season is this weekend, so I'm doing my best to get ready for it. The budget didn't allow for things to get done in advance, so today is it. I'm heading to Green bay in a couple of hours with a friend to get a bunch of shopping done and I'm going to treat us to steak dinners at texas roadhouse. It's no more expensive than fast food (less, if we want health salads in addition to dinner) and much better for us. <BR> <BR> I'm getting there! I better get to it, I'... Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:15:10 EST Holy Cr*p-grades!! My two accounting class grades came in. I got a 100% on my intermediate accounting homework (still waiting on the test grade) and I got a 97% on my computer ledger project!! <BR> <BR> I'm holding my own in everything else, have assignments done, am working on my marketing plan, and my logo for the business is in progress now!! <BR> <BR> Which reminds me, if you're reading my blog, please go on Facebook and like my business page. It's SENsational@SturgeonBayWI. The more likes and follows I c... Thu, 16 Feb 2017 23:45:45 EST Planning to fail- That's kind of what I did yesterday. And then didn't do it. <BR> <BR> I had a decent day with school stuff, then personal issues (son's valentines day drama, friends with problems, the usual) and I decided "I'm doing ok with exercise, I did a LOT more than I thought I could, WAY more than I SHOULD have done, and I'm going to get junk food and go home to binge on TV and food." <BR> <BR> So, I got dinner with fries and onion rings from culvers, chicken nuggets (20) from McD, and ice cream f... Wed, 15 Feb 2017 05:18:00 EST Happy Valentine's day! It's going to be an odd day. Hubs is on the road, but MIL is feeling better and out of the hospital. I've got a test today, but the homework wasn't bad. I'm floundering in two classes, but the local tutor is having open lab on Tuesdays now, and is meeting with me on Wednesdays, so I don't have to pick one class to get help in and let the other slide any more. <BR> <BR> In the last week, my lowest step day was almost as high as my goal was at the first of the year (1,000 steps and that was a ... Tue, 14 Feb 2017 08:52:53 EST Victory Pants! If you've never been over 300, you probably won't "get" this blog. If you're my size, or bigger, you'll totally understand. <BR> <BR> I got into a pair of 4x jeans today. A little snug, but comfortable. No danger of busting seam. The waistband is AT my waist, not down in the middle of my butt or under my fat folls. <BR> <BR> This a victory, because I haven't been on the scale in months (I stopped when it went over 350 again) and I haven't been tracking foods or doing much exercise, I've be... Mon, 13 Feb 2017 09:00:19 EST Sunday- And not a whole lot good about it, other than I got my assignments finished and turned in on far. Accounting is due tomorrow, I'll work on it then. <BR> <BR> Hubs called a few hours ago, his mom is on her way to the ER. The neighbor is taking her in.(what a difference from MY mother and her drama!) His mom has congestive heart disease, and she's having major problems right now. Unlike my mom, who calls an ambulance to get attention, HIS mom waits until she's critically ill and usua... Sun, 12 Feb 2017 19:45:54 EST Sick and tired- of BEING sick and tired. I've got that horrible deep chest cough and keep sneezing green yuck. As soon as payroll comes in, I've promised Hubs I'll call the Dr. There's no sense calling when we can't afford to get the meds or make the copay for the visit! (affordable health care, my butt! Don't even get me started.) <BR> <BR> I've still got a bunch of schoolwork to get done, but I'm really too sick to leave the house to go to campus to work on it. I'm trying to get son to bring my books in f... Sat, 11 Feb 2017 09:20:29 EST TGIF? I'm not sure. I've gotten some of my work turned in ok, even early (computer ledger), but there's still a ton to do! (Career planning paper to write, interpersonal comm to do, a test to take online for that, my marketing plan to get started, and a chapter of balance sheets to work out and submit. Most of it before midnight sunday!) <BR> <BR> I did get a lot more walking in yesterday. I left the wrapping off the toe so I could get it fit into a shoe without squishing it more. It's not happy, ... Fri, 10 Feb 2017 12:30:15 EST Finding a new workout friend- has been taking longer than I'd thought it would. There is literally no one local I can depend on to actually show up to work out with me, which means I don't go either. I know I can and should, but when I have no one else to be accountable to, I don't go. <BR> <BR> I had a lot of success a few years back when I had a couple of sparkfriends that also swam. We would message and email each other and had friendly competitions going. Then life got in the way, one just quit being on sparkpeople ... Thu, 9 Feb 2017 07:30:08 EST Winter Wednesdays- Ugh. The weather isn't horrible, but we've got really heavy snow supposedly coming in later. I'm not holding my breath, but am prepared for a foot or more. <BR> <BR> My tutor emailed, she's not feeling well. I told her to stay home and take care of herself, I'll figure out the homework. I just have to get off my lazy butt and get to it. This is the problem when you know you can pull stuff out of the fryer at the last second and still do well with it. <BR> <BR> Sigh. I know I do it, I just h... Wed, 8 Feb 2017 10:38:43 EST Having to depend on the undependable- Stinks. I've been waiting for my son to help me with some fiber dying for almost 2 weeks now. Between my asthma, the knees misbehaving, the broken toe, and the hands not wanting to function, I just haven't been able to do it myself. <BR> <BR> I managed to do all the shopping and budgeted and bought all the materials and supplies and tools. He's just being one. Lol. <BR> <BR> Like a friend of mine noticed, why is it usually the *MEN* who are such pains in the ***about helping get things do... Tue, 7 Feb 2017 12:33:54 EST Caught up! I've gotten all my assignments turned in for now, so I can breathe. Tomorrow will be a different story, but for now? I'm taking a well earned break for the rest of the day. And I'm deciding what I want to have for dinner. It's going to be something worth the calories, that's for sure. <BR> <BR> OOH! Baked potato with sour cream and a sub of some kind with lettuce and tomato. Or a salad with hard boiled egg and bleu cheese dressing (I got some pretty good light dressing at the store last wee... Mon, 6 Feb 2017 17:23:21 EST Whew, that's done! I was able to figure out the homework and get it turned it. I "think" it's correctly submitted, but who knows. I've decided that I don't care if I get a D for this class, because they are the ones who are totally off track, not me. <BR> <BR> It's an Oral and Interpersonal Communication class. Online. WHO is the genius that decided a totally IMPERSONAL INTERNET CLASS was a good idea for teaching us to communicate IN PERSON VERBALLY?!?!?! <BR> <BR> Yeah. Not amused. SIGH. It is what it is. <B... Sun, 5 Feb 2017 12:48:51 EST So-So Saturday There are a couple of events in the county, so we're starting to get a few tourists in. Had a small sale to one of the ladies in one of the two groups that actually came into the shop instead of just standing in the hall and complaining that there weren't more stores in the building. <BR> <BR> I spent the whole day at the shop. Son had plans and Hubs needed to get his stuff ready to repack the rig to head out tomorrow for freight. (Thank goodness <em>334</em> ) <BR> <BR> I've got a ton of... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 19:00:57 EST TGIF Sort of. It's the end of the week, but that just means no access to campus to finish homework and most of the assignments are due by midnight sunday night. So, I'm working ahead, like it or not. (NOT). <BR> <BR> Son's not in love with his classes, but I gave him the choice college classes we pay for and he works at the shop, or get a "real" job. He really wants to get his credentials, because in hotel and tourism, it actually does impact their salaries. The same workload WITH the degree gets... Fri, 3 Feb 2017 09:48:36 EST Is it spring yet? Nope. It's 4F here. which is cold enough, but it's also windy. My goose bumps have goose bumps! <BR> <BR> Hubs is still home, making me crazy. I'm working on stuff for the shop in between working on schoolwork and he's playing games and putting stuff off. Sigh. It's a good thing I love him! <BR> <BR> I get that he needs a break, but I wish he'd get stuff done BEFORE he takes the breaks! I guess the good thing is that it's making my son nuts this time, too. I told him, um, you DO realize tha... Thu, 2 Feb 2017 12:39:45 EST Never give in, never surrender I'm not sure why I've got that song line in my head, but it's a good one for me today. I'm on day three of the semester and already swamped and anxious. Our of 21 credit hours, only 3 are absolutely vital to my May graduation. The others are going towards my next credentials. 3 credits for 2 classes. <BR> <BR> Career planning is one credit. Seriously?? At my age and being a business owner?? Yep. Required for all students. Period. Not a big deal. I've done all the stuff required in the class... Wed, 1 Feb 2017 14:41:57 EST I can do it... It's going to take serious effort and it may feel like it's killing me, but I will get through this semester and get my first two credentials at graduation in May. <BR> <BR> It's the second day of the semester and I've already put in over 15 hours of work. That's what happens when you take a double course load!! <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <em>334</em> <em>593</em> Tue, 31 Jan 2017 21:29:55 EST Here we go again- Classes start tomorrow, Son's being a booger, I have a new fitbit, and we changed hours for the shop. <BR> <BR> I enrolled Son in a couple of 1 credit classes that he has to take that I'm stuck taking this semester too. I went three weeks ago and got our books, asked him to bring them in the house and sort them so we could get our bookbags ready for the semester, and told him what homework to get done for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> He put most of it off. We're having to do everything tonight at th... Sun, 29 Jan 2017 20:21:10 EST Well, crud. I had plans for all of us first thing this morning. I told Hubs and son to make sure they got up and got their showers and got me up in time for us to all go to breakfast before son goes to business mixer and I go to work and Hubs does whatever it is Hubs is going to do today. <BR> <BR> It's an hour after I planned to leave the house, Hubs is still in bed, playing on his smartphone and son is still in the shower. Sigh. They're killing me. <BR> <BR> I showed my flyer I made to a friend (that... Sat, 28 Jan 2017 09:01:28 EST So much to get done! Between work and classes starting Monday and on top of which Hubs came home for a few days- I have zero time to binge. <BR> <BR> That's good. Hubs also got me a new fitbit I have to set up as soon as I can find time. <BR> <BR> And I added 8 more credits to my spring semester...sigh. I guess I'd better get some sleep tonight to get on things tomorrow!! <em>593</em> Fri, 27 Jan 2017 21:50:32 EST HA! I'm getting on top of things, even with the broken toe. If you want to know what I've been up to, check out the business' Facebook page- SENsational@SturgeonBayWI <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Please, feel free to like and share it!! The more people who look at it, the better ratings and ad placement I get. So, thanks in advance! <BR> <BR> Anyway, I spent three and a half ours on campus today doing the flyer (which is on the business page) and printing some to hand out at the business mixer o... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 17:36:32 EST Well, THAT changed my plans! Somehow, I'm not really sure exactly HOW, I managed to drop a chair on my middle toe on my left foot last night. <BR> <BR> It's broken at the end of the toe, the nail is purple, and it shoots pain up my foot when I walk. Sigh. <BR> <BR> All because I lifted the recliner to pick something up that had gotten partly under the chair. I'm not at all sure how I had my foot under it! Nor can anyone figure out how I managed to only damage the MIDDLE TOE??? <BR> <BR> Talent, that's all I can say. <... Tue, 24 Jan 2017 07:50:54 EST So much for football! The games weren't terribly entertaining. Ok, the packers losing that bad did amuse me, I'm not going to lie about that. But the steelers game was a serious disappointment. Oh well, there's always next year. <BR> <BR> And then tonight, I dropped a chair on my foot and broke my toe. Somehow I managed to break the end of my MIDDLE toe. Not a mark on any other toe or part of my foot!? Sleeping tonight is going to be interesting. <BR> <BR> It's going to be a long several days/weeks for it to hea... Mon, 23 Jan 2017 23:29:52 EST I'm ready for football! I'm having one of "those" days. Son has been saying all week that this, that and the other either was done, or is getting done. So, today he went to run the shop. After being home all day yesterday finishing stuff around the house for me. <BR> <BR> None of it is done. I don't mean just not as well as I would have done it, or not the way I prefer it. I mean flat out NOT DONE. I am SOOOO annoyed with him and I just called and we had a "discussion". Well, I MEANT to finish it, but my bf texted ... Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:34:17 EST Looking up- Even though I had the wrong date for the business mixer, it ended up being a decent day. Had a sale, which was better than the past week. One of the new designs sold in a sweatshirt. That's always good for my ego. And I have an order for a small rug. I'm going to be working on that shortly after I finish on the computer. <BR> <BR> I THINK I have enough materials for the rug, but if I don't I will just have to go get some. It's for a friend, and she said let her know if I don't have the color... Sat, 21 Jan 2017 19:49:37 EST