SEWINGMAMACDS's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SEWINGMAMACDS SEWINGMAMACDS'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/ Day 52 of 100 - "Finding Your 'Want To'" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5736386 I am so glad I pulled out Made to Crave again. Yesterday I read Chapter 10 where I had left off last year, but I decided today that I needed to start over. I am glad I did. <BR> Today's quotes... <BR> <BR> --"Getting healthy isn't just about losing weight. It's not limited to adjusting our diet and hoping for good physical results. It;s about recalibrating our souls so that we want to change--spiritually, physically and mentally. And the battle really is in all three areas." <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 23:34:20 EST Day 51 of 100 - "This Isn't Fair" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5735650 I started back reading Made to Crave today. I had ended with Chapter 9, so I read Chapter 10 "This Isn't Fair". Boy did it home!! I had made brownies to take up to the cabin last weekend. I had some left over. They were calling my name <em>20</em> Well, I gave in and had one this afternoon with some Peanut Butter Cup ice cream. <BR> Then I read Chapter 10. Here is a couple of quotes... <BR> <BR> --"Our flesh buys right into Satan's lie that it's not fair for things to be withheld f... Wed, 9 Jul 2014 22:19:16 EST Day 50 of 100 - Halfway http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734951 I am halfway through my 100 Day challenge. I have lost @ 7 lbs. I am adding another daily goal - Made to Crave. I had started the book last year but I never finished it. I want to finish it now and apply what I learn. I will be starting it back up tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- Day 50 -- 7/8 <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Ea... Tue, 8 Jul 2014 23:17:25 EST Day 46-49 - Cabin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5734103 I was gone for the last three days. We took a mini vacation to our family cabin (my great grandparents bought it in 1949). It is a rustic cabin with no running water. It was nice to get away and "relax". <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- Day 46-48 -- 7/4-7/6 <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>42</em> , <em>42</em> , <em>42</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>42</em> , <em>42</em> , <em>42</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> ... Mon, 7 Jul 2014 21:05:32 EST Day 45 of 100 - More Baking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5731592 I was able to work out on the elliptical for 45 minutes this morning, then I did a couple of SP videos plus some stretching. <BR> <BR> I made brownies and Chocolate Pudding Cake for my daughter's birthday celebration on Saturday (that was her request). <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- Day 45 -- 7/3 <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servi... Thu, 3 Jul 2014 23:02:54 EST Day 44 of 100 - Laundry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730867 Today was just a normal day of daycare & laundry. I almost finished quilting the Cherry Pickin' quilt. <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- Day 44 -- 7/2 <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>248</em> <BR> 5. High protein breakfast <em>248</em> <BR> 6. Eliminate morning snack <em>248</em> <BR> 7. Blog Dai... Wed, 2 Jul 2014 21:18:37 EST Day 42 & 43 of 100 - Hectic Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5730187 These last two days have been hectic. Yesterday I had fun with the grandkids. I finished the two oldest girls dresses. They were so excited to wear them. We made Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins and Pumpkin Oatmeal Cookies. I had too many of them - they were so good right out of the oven. <BR> <BR> Today, the computer wasn't working (until my husband came home to fix it). So, I did a lot of misc. things. I did the end of month bookwork. I loaded and started quilting the 2nd Rise & Shin... Tue, 1 Jul 2014 23:19:38 EST Day 41 of 100 -- Sleepover http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728706 After church we headed down to my son's for my granddaughters two year old birthday party. We ended up bringing five of the grandchildren home for a sleepover. <em>30</em> <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>248</em> <BR> 5. High protein breakfast <em>248</em>... Mon, 30 Jun 2014 00:02:16 EST Day 40 of 199 - Busy Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5728037 I got up early and worked out on the elliptical for 45 min, then headed to the gym for a session with my trainer. He put me through quite a tough workout...upper body, abs and PT exercises for my knees. <BR> <BR> Afterwards I went to Cost Cutters for a haircut. I was badly in need of one. <BR> <BR> When I got home, I had breakfast, then got ready to go on errands...Thrift Store, Michaels, Sprouts, Wal-Mart, and King Soopers. We found a nice Lazy Boy recliner at the thrift store for only ... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 23:08:52 EST Day 39 of 100 - Dr Appt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5727423 This morning I had a follow-up appointment with my orthopedic doctor. The cortisone shots he gave me three weeks ago helped a little, but not 100%. I probably won't get anymore because I didn't like the side effects. It made me feel real weird and I had some heart palpitations. He said he doesn't like to give injections less than 6 months apart. Next time I want to try for Supartz again. <BR> <BR> This afternoon I worked on sewing dresses for my two oldest granddaughters. Every time th... Fri, 27 Jun 2014 23:04:30 EST Day 38 of 100 -- Dress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5726691 My granddaughter turned two this week and today I sewed up her birthday dress. I also finished embroidering a saying onto my sister's 50th birthday quilt.. <BR> <BR> Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>248</em> <BR> 5. High protein breakfast <em>248</em> <BR> 6. Eliminate morning snac... Thu, 26 Jun 2014 22:11:33 EST Day 37 of 100 - Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725985 I reached my June goal this morning. Now to lose some more. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>248</em> <BR> 5. High protein breakfast <em>248</em> <BR> 6. Eliminate morning snack <em>248</em> <BR> 7. Blog Daily <em>248</em> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 23:05:23 EST Day 36 of 100 - Gym Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5725172 The girls were picked up early, so I headed to the gym. I did some strength & cardio. <BR> When I was at the gym, I saw my trainer. He said that another client who saw me last night told him that I looked like I have lost some weight. Nice NSV! <BR> <BR> I finished quilting one of the "Rise & Shine It's Cherry Pickin' Time" quilts. I got frustrated at the last row. I ended up having to take out the whole row of stitching. However, I didn't go snack out of frustration, but just took it... Tue, 24 Jun 2014 21:29:58 EST Day 35 of 100 - Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5724459 It has been over a couple of weeks since I have been to the gym. As soon as the kids were picked up I headed to the gym for a 30 min workout on the stationary bike. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>248</em> <BR> 5. High protein breakfast <em>248</em> <BR> 6. Eliminate ... Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:59:34 EST Day 34 of 100 - Church Picnic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723726 This was another busy day. My husband had to take some pipe and drape to my daughter's church (45 min away) and be back to our church by 9:30. We still had the granddaughters and I needed to get them ready and get to church too. We taught elementary Sunday School. After church was a church picnic. The girls fell asleep on the way home. I ended up taking an hour nap too. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food <em>42</em> & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glass... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 23:08:12 EST Day 33 of 100 - Celtic Festival http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5723123 We had a wonderful day at Pikes Peak Celtic Festival. It was fun to be with family and listen to bagpipe bands. After the festival we went to my dad's to celebrate Father's Day. We brought 3 of my granddaughters home for a sleepover. <BR> <BR> It has been a long day, I'm a "good" tired. Good Night. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food <em>42</em> & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum ... Sun, 22 Jun 2014 00:09:21 EST Day 32 of 100 -- Productive Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5722393 I accomplished a lot of little projects that have been on my to do list for awhile. Plus, I planted flowers I got this week in the front and back gardens. <BR> <BR> I'm still working on that pesky .2 lb., but I know it will come off plus more! <BR> <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of fregg... Fri, 20 Jun 2014 21:29:37 EST Day 31 of 100 - Piano http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721680 I was tired today, so I was glad that it was a quiet day. When I am tired and a little more munchy, so I ended up eating a couple of Pumpkin Oatmeal cookies this morning. <BR> <BR> This afternoon I loaded a quilt. Then I planted a couple of flower pots. <BR> <BR> When the girls got picked up a little earlier, I sat down at the piano and played for half an hour and played praise music. It was just want I needed. <BR> <BR> I am .2 away from my June goal and there is still a week and a h... Thu, 19 Jun 2014 22:11:36 EST Day 30 of 100 - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5721007 This was one of those days where I felt like I got nothing done. My day started off with another daycare Food Program inspection. It went okay, but it wasn't a fun way to start the day. At least the next one won't be until the Fall. Also, the kids were crabby. But I can say I accomplished my challenge goals and did do the laundry. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals- <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Ex... Wed, 18 Jun 2014 23:08:09 EST Day 29 of 100 - Ladies Night Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5720255 Tonight was our church's Ladies Night Out at Panera Bread. I had planned for it, looked at the menu online before I got there, so I knew what I was going to order. I was able to stay within my calorie range for the day. <BR> <BR> I finished the quilt top this afternoon. Now I need to do some embroidery on it before I quilt it. <BR> This morning I got up at normal time, but since I knew the kids weren't coming until later, I did 45 minutes on the elliptical instead of my usual 30. <BR> <B... Tue, 17 Jun 2014 23:36:11 EST Day 28 of 100 - Mowing http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5719434 This morning weigh-in I was 239.6.... <em>244</em> I am out of the 240's and not going back!! <BR> <BR> This afternoon I finished the main portion of my sister's 50th birthday quilt top. I just need to put on the border. <BR> <BR> Tonight I spent an hour mowing the front and back lawn. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals--Day 28 of 100 <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes... Mon, 16 Jun 2014 22:31:42 EST Day 27 of 100 - Happy Father's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718758 Happy Father's Day! <BR> <BR> This morning I got up early to be able to exercise and shower before the granddaughter's got up. <BR> <BR> This afternoon when the girls were napping, I laid down and ended up taking almost a two hour nap! <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals--Day 27 of 100 6/15/14 <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings ... Sun, 15 Jun 2014 23:15:41 EST Day 26 of 100 - Clean Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5718143 I went to my Grandparents house today to help my Aunt with a clean out and getting things ready for when the family will get together to divide things up. The main thing we worked on today was the garage - and was that a dirty job! <BR> <BR> I didn't do any formal exercise today since I was gone all day. I didn't meet many of the other goals either. I am tired and ready to go to bed. <BR> <BR> My son called tonight and asked his to keep his daughters another night. He and his wife hav... Sat, 14 Jun 2014 23:24:28 EST Day 24 & 25 of 100 -- Grandkids http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5717504 I am a quarter a way through my 100 Day Challenge, and I am on track. <BR> <BR> Yesterday my grandkids came over. They will be here until tomorrow. I so enjoy playing, snuggling and being with them! <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals--Day 24 of 100 6/12/14 <BR> 1. Track ALL food <em>42</em> & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>248</em>... Fri, 13 Jun 2014 22:41:10 EST Day 23 of 100 - Stress http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5716091 Stressful day: surprise daycare inspection & extended family stressful situation <BR> <BR> My daughter made chocolate chip cookies this afternoon and I ended up eating 5 of them. I got to work on some way to stop emotional eating! <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>248</em> ... Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:15:47 EST Day 22 of 100--Gym http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5715285 I enjoyed today. It was nice and quiet. I was able to make 12 log cabin blocks and 8 wreath blocks. Now all the blocks are made for my sister's 50th birthday quilt. I just need to put them all together now to complete the top. <BR> <BR> The daycare kids were picked up early so I was able to go to the gym and do 30 minutes on the stationary bike. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 21:45:41 EST Day 21 of 100 - Down 3 lbs! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5714551 This morning I weighed myself and I am down 3 lbs. which is one pound a week and that is what my goal is! <BR> <BR> I had almonds this morning for snack. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>248</em> <BR> 5. High protein breakfast <em>248</em> <BR> 6. Eliminate morning sna... Mon, 9 Jun 2014 22:26:44 EST Day 20 of 100 - Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713731 I took a much needed day of relaxation. <BR> <BR> This morning was a great time of worship and fellowship at church. On our way home it began to rain. After lunch I took a nap. When I woke up, I finished working on my checkbook from where I left off yesterday. Then I worked on my sister's 50th quilt. Tonight I have been working on burying threads in one of the Mahan memory quilts. Now I am going to start on sewing the binding on another. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals <BR> 1. Track ALL f... Sun, 8 Jun 2014 21:59:00 EST Days 17, 18, 19 of 100 - Crazy Busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5713127 The last few days have been crazy busy. <BR> <BR> Thursday night, I had my 4 granddaughters. We had a lot of fun playing. When their parents came to pick them up at 9:30, it began to rain and hail. So, they decided to wait out the storm. They didn't leave until almost 11:00. Needless to say I didn't get my sparking & blog done that evening. <BR> <BR> Friday morning I say my orthopedic doctor about my knees. The appeal to the insurance company for Supartz injections in my knees was den... Sat, 7 Jun 2014 23:29:06 EST Day 16 of 100 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710885 Good Day! <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>248</em> <BR> 5. High protein breakfast <em>248</em> <BR> 6. Eliminate morning snack <em>248</em> <BR> 7. Blog Daily <em>248</em> Wed, 4 Jun 2014 22:56:56 EST Day 15 of 100 - Frustration vs Accomplishment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5710128 I have a good routine set now of getting up half hour early to get 30 min on the elliptical. This morning while the kids were playing outside I pulled weeds in the rocks. <BR> <BR> I have been trying to get approval from the insurance company for Supartz injections in my knees. It has been a long drawn out process. This morning I found out that they had rejected it. I will be seeing my doctor on Friday and we will be discussing what else we can do. <BR> <BR> Needless to say I got frustr... Tue, 3 Jun 2014 23:21:28 EST Day 14 of 100 - Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5709266 I had a good day. First thing I exercised on the elliptical. This afternoon I finished quilting another Mahan memory quilt. After the daycare kids left I mowed the lawn. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>248</em> <BR> 5. High protein breakfast <em>248</em> <BR> 6. Eli... Mon, 2 Jun 2014 21:36:49 EST Day 13 of 100 - Rest Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5708457 I took today as a rest day and it ended up not keeping many of my goals. Back on track tomorrow! <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>42</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes -- rest day <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>42</em> <BR> 5. High protein breakfast <em>42</em> <BR> 6. Eliminate morning snack <em>248</em> <BR> 7. Blog Daily <em>248</em> Sun, 1 Jun 2014 23:04:42 EST Day 12 of 100 - Relaxing Saturday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707760 The day started out with getting up early to exercise on the elliptical. Then I headed to the gym for a workout with my trainer. <BR> <BR> AT home I just relaxed and sparked. Then I loaded a quilt onto the frame. Then we went out and celebrated our anniversary at Red Lobster. My meal was high calorie, but I had a light breakfast and lunch so I was able to stay within my calorie range. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 ... Sat, 31 May 2014 23:13:36 EST Day 11 of 100 - Project Pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5707094 Our 25 year old stairs have spindles spaced at 5" - daycare regulations require a maximum of a 4" gap. We took down the old netting and installed pool noodles covered in fabric to reduce the gap to 4". The most expensive part was the noodles which we got on sale. The material was a bolt I got at a thrift store for $5. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1216800939.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l1485325214.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I fi... Fri, 30 May 2014 21:40:06 EST Day 10 of 100 - Project finished http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5706383 I worked all day on the spindle bolster project. I got it done! I will have pictures tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I worked through lunch and we ended up ordering pizza since I wanted to finish. Therefore I didn't get my freggies in. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>42</em> <BR> 5.... Thu, 29 May 2014 22:27:53 EST Day 9 of 100 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5705632 I had a good day today. It was nice and quiet. I was able to work on a project. I am making fabric spindle bolster covers. We are going to replace the netting on the stairs with bolsters which will look nicer. I will have pictures when finished. <BR> <BR> I am staying focused. I really wanted to snack today, but I stayed out of the kitchen -- working on my project and also we were outside playing in the morning. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>2... Wed, 28 May 2014 23:39:58 EST Day 8 of 100 - Anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5704688 35 years ago I married my sweetheart. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1518332061.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I took the day off from daycare. I slept in until 10:30. My husband has been very sick the last few days, so we just had a quiet day here at home. I planted flowers in our front flower garden first thing this morning. Then this afternoon I did some quilting. We were going to go out for dinner but he still wasn't feeling good, so we had leftovers for dinner. <BR> <BR> My... Tue, 27 May 2014 21:16:06 EST Day 7 of 100 -- Memorial Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703903 It was a very busy day! This morning I exercised first thing for 30 min on the elliptical. Then I headed to my daughter's new house. They just bought it on Friday and are painting the interior before they move in. I spent the morning taping the molding and scraping the kitchen wall. <BR> <BR> I had a shopping date with my grandson. We went to King Soopers and picked out some flowers. Then I also went to Home Depot and picked up some more flowers. <BR> <BR> When I got home I quilt... Mon, 26 May 2014 22:24:12 EST Day 6 of 100 -- Birthday Party http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5703064 I got up early enough to do 30 min on the elliptical before going to church. I didn't have time to make eggs for breakfast and just had cereal and blackberries. After church we went to my daughter's for my granddaughter's first birthday party. I had my hamburger on leaf lettuce instead of a bun. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minute... Sun, 25 May 2014 21:21:23 EST Day 5 of 100 -- Wedding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5702432 We went to my niece's wedding this afternoon. It was 1.5 hours away, therefore it was an all day event. <BR> <BR> I did get in 30 minutes on the elliptical before we had to leave. I didn't track my food but I think I stayed within my calorie range. <BR> <BR> Today was also my granddaughter's first birthday, but we will be celebrating it tomorrow after church. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Track ALL food <em>42</em> & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of ... Sat, 24 May 2014 22:47:06 EST Day 4 of 100 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701759 I got up again to exercise early and then did some SP strength videos. The rest of the day went well. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (minimum of 64 oz) <em>248</em> <BR> 3. Exercise a minimum of 30 minutes <em>248</em> <BR> 4. Eat 5 servings of freggies <em>248</em> <BR> 5. High protein breakfast <em>248</em> <BR> 6. Eliminate morning snack <em>248</em> <BR> 7. Blog Daily <em>248</em> Fri, 23 May 2014 23:01:43 EST Day 3 of 100 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5701145 Well, my class I was going to go to last night was cancelled because of severe thunderstorms & hail. So I did get my freggies in for the day. <BR> <BR> I got up early again this morning for 30 min on the elliptical. I had Bible Study & potluck tonight. So I didn't track my evening meal -- potlucks are hard to track. But I did well and had salads, veggies and chicken. I prepared myself by eating light today. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>42</em> ... Fri, 23 May 2014 00:13:11 EST Day 2 of 100 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5700192 I got up half hour early so I could exercise on the elliptical for 30 min. It was good to exercise first thing in the morning again. I know it will be tough to do some days especially when I have my grandkids come at 6:45 am ( I might end of doing the elliptical in the afternoon when they are napping.). <BR> <BR> I made a yummy vegetable & scrambled eggs for breakfast. <BR> <BR> My Daily Goals: <BR> <BR> 1. Track ALL food & exercise <em>248</em> <BR> 2. Drink 8-10 glasses of water (mi... Wed, 21 May 2014 17:44:59 EST My 100 Day Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5699485 It has been almost two months since I last blogged. These last two months have been some of the hardest in my life. Between knee surgery and a fatal incident I lost focus. I still sparked which helped me not to totally lose it. I am grateful for my SP friends and all their encouragement. <BR> <BR> I am ready to get back on track. My birthday is in 100 days. So I am starting a challenge for myself to lose 15-20 lbs. My goal is to be at 225 or below by my birthday. <BR> <BR> Many of th... Tue, 20 May 2014 19:53:37 EST New Granddaughter's Surprise Entrance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5657290 My newest granddaughter decided she wanted to be born and quickly... We got the call Tuesday morning at 6:00 that they were on the way to the hospital. We were to watch the three older girls. 45 minutes later we got the call...baby was born on the side of the highway. We have a new granddaughter. It has been an exciting couple of days! <BR> <BR> <link>www.denverpost.com/news/ci_25415544/<BR>baby-born-side-highway-83-larkspur-ear<BR>ly-tuesday </link> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 20:07:59 EST Week After Surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5641693 Well, it is 10 days after torn meniscus repair knee surgery. I am able to walk without a cane now. I was only on the crutch for 3 days. Yesterday I went without a cane, though I use it when I am tired or if I go out. My doctor said to weight bear as tolerated. <BR> <BR> My knee still aches quite a bit. I am icing it every couple of hours and keeping it elevated. It is still swollen twice the size of my other knee. Plus it is very bruised all the way around above and below. <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 6 Mar 2014 21:50:58 EST Surgery Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5633732 This morning I had arthroscopy knee surgery to repair a torn meniscus. It went well. I have been sleeping most of the day. It is very hard to move around. I can barely lift my leg -- my husband has to help a little. I am using crutches. <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your kind wishes and prayers. <BR> <BR> Tue, 25 Feb 2014 20:17:48 EST Cardio Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5631179 I have had a very busy day. I am finally sitting down tonight to relax and spark a little <BR> <BR> This morning I got up and worked out on the elliptical for 75 minutes. Then I headed to the gym for an official weigh-in. I was down one pound! I then worked out on the stationary bike for 30 minutes. Big cardio day! <BR> <BR> At home, I worked on scrap pumpkin quilt blocks. After lunch my husband and I went out to run a couple of errands. When I got back home I finished the quilt blocks -- ... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 21:42:42 EST Memory Quilts http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5630146 Since last July, I have been working on making memory quilts from my grandparents clothes. I have made 12 tops so far and am working on 3 more. Plus, I have at least 4 more planned. My four aunts and uncles will get to choose which one they want and then I will start quilting. The rest of the tops will go to my sisters and cousins (I will keep a couple myself <em>30</em> ). <BR> <BR> I have so enjoyed the process. As I have worked on the quilt tops, good memories have flooded my mind.... Fri, 21 Feb 2014 13:27:16 EST