SHASHEE71's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SHASHEE71 SHASHEE71'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/ Good times to DRINK YOUR WATER throughout the day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5228486 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l580142153.jpg"> <BR> This is more of a note to self because I have GOT to be the world's WORST about drinking water. <BR> <BR> I hate it! I hate it! I hate it! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1645790231.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Does anyone else have to force themselves to drink water? So, lately I have been sneaking it in, in the form of Green Tea. Loving it, if I may add! <BR> This is alllll water!! So there! It ... Tue, 29 Jan 2013 09:47:28 EST Thank God for Yogi; Who Does That??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5222965 Yogi Green Tea take me away..... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1521927196.jpg"> <BR> I have been loving this stuff!! Really gives me that little push when I get the sleepies at work! <BR> <BR> This has been one of those, oh so "different/strange" mornings... I kind of like it in a weird way, does that make me weird? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1572619290.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The weather here in Nashville is just crappy!! All day yesterday ... Fri, 25 Jan 2013 11:45:40 EST Starting OVER Bloggity Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5212929 Well, here I am! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l200262747.jpg"> <BR> It has been 12 days since I logged back on to spark. I decided to give it a good little bit before I posted my first blog. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l555500618.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The last few times that I thought about getting serious about getting back to my Sparking and eating healthy, I would post this sob story blog about how this is it... and (now I know) it rea... Fri, 18 Jan 2013 11:41:58 EST The Good the Bad and the Ugly http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4999326 I don't know where to start guys! <BR> First let me start by saying that I am well...things are great and maybe that is why I am in the predicament that I am in..... <BR> <BR> Predicament: I have put on every last pound that I lost. All 30 LBS!!! I am back at square 1. One Hundred and Sixty Five Pounds.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/5/l753847982.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The good news: They are happy pounds... If I may.... <BR> The bad news: I have 30 pounds of ... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 10:10:09 EST ***Public Service Announcement*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4594656 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l411938905.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just a quick note to let y'all know that if you leave me a message either on a blog, or status update or my inbox....or in the form of a goodie... Whatever way, shape or form it may be; it may take me a bit longer to get back with you. <BR> <BR> Work....ughhh... has decided that I am spending too much time online, so I will have to use my own personal time (yeah, I know) to blog and huddle and track my nutrition. ... Mon, 21 Nov 2011 22:27:19 EST I Know My Spark is Back When..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4593984 .....I can get off track one day....and get right back on the next and not feel bad about my choices! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/8/l381733599.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I got off track juuuust a wee teensy bit yesterday! <BR> <BR> It was my dad's birthday and I just couldn't help it. <BR> <BR> I'm going to be honest....I didn't even START the day off right. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/1/l919740567.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I had 3 Pillsbury Cinnamon rolls ... Mon, 21 Nov 2011 13:14:22 EST Friday Thisn' and Thatn' ***Whaaaat?*** http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4590091 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l114598363.jpg"> <BR> This blog entitled: Friday Thisn' and Thatn' is allowed, as the author, Sheryl aka Shashee71, is just a southern girl from Nashville, TN and doesn't know any better. Actually, she does know better; she simply does not care. <BR> <BR> YAY! It's Friday! Woo Hoo! This has been a long week. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l497439852.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Update: <BR> <em>347</em> <BR> I have had a 7 ... Fri, 18 Nov 2011 12:24:24 EST DO NOT (Donut) Enter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4583620 I think I smell something burning..... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l301167201.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Could it be a little Spark? <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l682499918.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I JUST SAID NO to the Donut they call Dunkin!! <BR> I haven't turned down a doughnut....Dunkin or otherwise in months!!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/5/l952580100.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am the bomb diggity! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.... Mon, 14 Nov 2011 11:24:49 EST Somebody Spark Me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4579754 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/6/l368565623.jpg"> <BR> So I have been putting off posting a blog. Thinking that ...Oh...I'll start blogging again as soon as I get back on track, so that I have good news and not be such a downer. But then I was like...why put it off, Sheryl? This is what Sparkpeople is all about, right? Put it out there and write it down.....hold yourself accountable....you need all the help you can get. So here I am. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Fri, 11 Nov 2011 15:27:28 EST Back to the Basics! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4441375 Well I've really done it now guys! I have managed to gain 16.8 pounds of the 30 that I lost last year!!! That is MORE than half darn it! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l412625432.jpg"> <BR> Yeah.....the little devil WON out more times than not!!! <BR> <BR> So it's back to the basics for me starting today. I am going back to low carbing, at least until these horrible sweets cravings go away! It's the only way I know how to curb them. Two weeks should do it,... Mon, 22 Aug 2011 09:27:27 EST Summer Survey ~ Just for Fun! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4325966 This one has been floating around Spark….. I love it! <BR> <BR> Here's my answers: <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>464</em> <em>298</em> <em>67</em> <em>464</em> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Summer Survey <BR> <BR> 1. What do you look forward to most about Summer? <BR> My birthday is in June!! And I love the warm weather. And I love having a tan!! I just feel better/healthier (and thinner, if that makes sense?) with color on my skin. <BR> <BR> 2. Are you going anywhere? <BR> Yes, we are fina... Mon, 27 Jun 2011 13:32:04 EST Just Need to Try Harder is ALL!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4320004 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l140589204.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So I just don't feel like I am even trying.... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l961511974.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I do just OK during the week. Breakfast and lunch are usually on point. Dinner...some room for improvement. And then.... I usually have a little something sweet after dinner. This is new. I never used to want dessert... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/2/l92319... Fri, 24 Jun 2011 12:05:28 EST Damn You, Blueberry Scone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4304846 Day after day I pass up the Blueberry Scones in the bakery at Kroger. And really... just because they didn't look all that great, to be honest. In appearance, they looked hard and dry and bland as all get out. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l97165258.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well...I walked into work today and SOMEone (evil) brought in like 5 boxes of these lil' suckers in all different flavors! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l994377615.jpg"> <BR> O... Fri, 17 Jun 2011 11:49:41 EST Bought a Bathing Suit Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4276805 ....and you know what? I didn't just hate the whole experience. <BR> <BR> The worst part was the little kid who kept peeking at me underneath the stall. I was soooo P.O.ed!!! That is one of my biggest pet peeves! At one point, I said (very loudly) EX-CUSE-ME! UHMM...YOUR CHILD IS LOOKING UNDERNEATH THE STALLS!!! I'm sorry, but when I am trying on clothes, especially bathing suits....I really like to be ALONE! People that don't control their children in dressing rooms makes me mad.... ... Sat, 4 Jun 2011 13:33:22 EST Up Ahead: Lazy Weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4274789 It's Friday and thanks to the long Memorial Day weekend, it actually rolled around quite quickly. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l889843714.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So, I live in Nashville... and I am about tired of the Cicadas....they are doing some big time damage here at the airport!! See...Cicadas loooove loud noise, so as soon as they fire up the airplanes they instantly swarm the jet engines and the APU (Auxiliary Power Unit). These lil' suckers are definitely keeping... Fri, 3 Jun 2011 12:33:21 EST Keeping it Real http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4272186 So if you EVEN read my last blog...you know the long one! Eeee gads... you saw where I said I was up 10 lbs. In keeping it real, I WAS actually up 12 pounds to be exact. OUCH! <BR> A bit of lycra and spandex will help some in the interim, but no amount of band aids will cover up that Oweee!!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/1/l112759441.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I said was...because I lost one pound. And I never want to find it again! I am tired of playing lost and found wi... Thu, 2 Jun 2011 10:20:32 EST Warning: LONG Blog Update w/ Pics!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4270761 Hey gang....just me...again.... <BR> <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> So this is a bit long....please read at your own risk!! ha <BR> <BR> I think all of my parties and events have come to a halt for a little bit. It has been one crazy Spring. With one thing after another going on I just had a terrible time controlling eating habits. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l457608337.jpg"> <BR> <BR> In a (not so brief) recap (please don't feel obligated to read, this is more a lo... Wed, 1 Jun 2011 18:38:58 EST Spark Reignited! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4183600 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l430127261.jpg"> <BR> Well I am coming out of hiding. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l452060874.jpg"> <BR> Back in March was Spring Break and at that point I was right at good place; 136. Not my goal weight, but I was feeling good! While I was on vacation in Gatliburg, I gained about 6 pounds. I knew I would and it didn't scare me. I always gain weight on vacation...I call them party pounds. I am not scared of ... Fri, 22 Apr 2011 10:58:59 EST Ride for Reading Acoustic Benefit Show @ 3rd and Lindsley http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4027687 Tomorrow night Allan and I are having a date night. We are going to a fund-raising event at a little bar in town called 3rd and Lindsley. One of Allan’s close friends heads this non-profit here in Nashville called Ride for Reading and all of the ticket proceeds go to this organization. It’s their 2nd Annual Acoustic Benefit Show. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l849224107.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And here are some pics of last year’s show. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Fri, 18 Feb 2011 11:13:04 EST Calorie Counting actually Works when You Do It!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4019161 Sooooooooooooo...... <BR> <BR> After SB Ph1, I transitioned over to my modified version of Phase 2.... You hard core Beachers probably don't like my method, but it seemed to work last time for me, so what they hey... I'm trying it again. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l458595569.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I basically follow some of the SB Phase 2 rules.... in the fact that I will only eat the whole grains (in moderation), whether it be brown rice, oats, breads (I do kind of ch... Tue, 15 Feb 2011 09:45:39 EST Self Pep Talk! Say NO to the Cookie! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3989843 Yesterday one of the maintenance guys asked me if I was going to bring brownies in today. Of course, I told him, "Sorry, but no." He always asks me and the answer is always the same. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l284634424.jpg"> <BR> <BR> So I was getting ready for work and I had just had an awesome weigh in.... so I was feeling really high off of that and I thought to myself...."Self...why don't you stop at Homestyle Bakery and get the guys some of their favor... Fri, 4 Feb 2011 11:18:55 EST My Big Fat Greek Lunch Finding http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3988154 Just a little story to tell you about my finding today. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l817081590.jpg"> <BR> <BR> There was a fair maiden.... ha... <BR> <BR> So yesterday I had to pick up a few items from Publix and I spied a pre-made Greek salad in the deli that I thought would be perfect for lunch today. It looked absolutely yummy in the little plastic container that it came in and it was just calling my name. Upon closer viewing I noticed that it had a bunc... Thu, 3 Feb 2011 19:25:51 EST One WHOLE Month Without a Ciggy! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3979925 Hot Dang....I can't believe I have gone a whole month without smoking! <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> So, I am over the craving for one now. I really don't think about them much anymore at all. Except to tell people that I'm not doing it anymore! HA! <BR> <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> But, I really don't feel any better, so to speak. Everyone keeps telling me that, "Oh, just wait...you will feel so much better when you quit....." But I don't feel any different really. I have a feeling that I... Tue, 1 Feb 2011 09:47:27 EST Why Can't I Learn to Just Bite My Tongue??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3969029 We all have that one co-worker that just gets under our skin! This is a little story about my morning with mine. <BR> <BR> Well this morning I had a very uncomfortable conversation with a co-worker. <BR> <BR> So this guy just rubs me the wrong way anyway. He's one of these guys that sneaks up behind you and scares the bejesus out of you ALL OF the time!!! I am constantly looking over my shoulder...paranoid. I hate that feeling. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5... Fri, 28 Jan 2011 12:36:53 EST South Beach Yummy-ness! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3962639 So I started back on the South Beach Phase 1, as some of you already know. <BR> <BR> My problem has always been about breakfast. I get so tired of eggs.... Especially since I eat my breakfast at work, it's hard to whip up an egg. I do bring hard boiled, and never tire of those, but sometimes a girl just needs change! <BR> <BR> Well let me tell you... I found this recipe on sparkrecipes and it has renewed the way I look at South Beach breakfast! I am in love! Thank you NURSEHOPE, whomev... Wed, 26 Jan 2011 11:48:44 EST Body Puzzlement and SB Ph1 Day 2! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3958958 Good morning Spark Peeps! <BR> <em>223</em> <em>448</em> <BR> <BR> So I've had it! I am sick and tired of fantasizing about sweets all of the time, so I decided to take action this weekend! Starting at dinner on Saturday evening I started back on Phase 1 of the South Beach way of life! Notice I did not say diet. I had to do SOMEthing to get rid of my craving for sweets...it was just so out of control. <BR> <em>227</em> <em>18</em> <em>471</em> <em>475</em> <em>468</em> <em>49... Tue, 25 Jan 2011 09:55:05 EST Team Changes (Not Crazy About the Scroll) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3924543 Is it just me, or am I the only one who really dislikes the changes in the Teams? <BR> <em>234</em> <BR> <BR> <em>42</em> I absolutely can't stand the scrolling of the blog posts of team members. You have to sit and wait for the one you are looking for to come back around if you miss it. Grrr... <BR> <BR> The scrolling of the huddles isn't so bad because as soon as you go in to huddle yourself, it actually shows the list of huddles instead of the scrolling.... but the blogs, VERY irr... Fri, 14 Jan 2011 11:26:20 EST Holy Cow, I've Got to Get a Grip!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3913356 So ever since the holidays I've noticed bad girl habits creeping in. Just little ones that after a time I know will add up and sabotage these 30 pounds that I have lost over the past 10ish months!!! I've got to stop this stupid trend!!!! I have gained 3 pounds <em>15</em> and my lil' size 10 jeans are feeling it! I WILL not...WILL not buy bigger!! <BR> <BR> Okay things I need to stop doing that got me to that ugly place to being with: <BR> <BR> <em>227</em> Eating bread at almost ever... Tue, 11 Jan 2011 10:04:29 EST Third Day Smoke Free http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3888195 Hey there my New Year Sparkies!! <BR> <em>408</em> <em>236</em> <BR> <BR> I hope everyone has survived the holidays!! It was rough going, but I made it. Maintaining with my 30lb loss, but just not going down. I am okay with that! I actually planned for it a little bit...knowing that I would be eating yummy treats throughout the holidays. Gaining and losing the same 3-4 pounds....It's been fine. <BR> <BR> <BR> So I had my last cigarette on New Years Day. Woop woop!! It's really not... Tue, 4 Jan 2011 11:30:35 EST Christmas Message http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3835991 I was just browsing through friends blogs and feeds and came across this one and just had to share it... as requested. I hope you do the same. <BR> <BR> <em>446</em> <em>442</em> <em>446</em> <em>442</em> <em>446</em> <em>442</em> <em>446</em> <BR> <BR> T'WAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, <BR> <BR> HE LIVED ALL ALONE, <BR> <BR> IN A ONE BEDROOM HOUSE, <BR> <BR> MADE OF PLASTER AND STONE. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I HAD COME DOWN THE CHIMNEY, <BR> <BR> WITH PRESENTS TO GIVE, ... Fri, 10 Dec 2010 10:20:27 EST PET Scan Results :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3828359 I got my results today. <BR> They were so good. So good! <BR> Happy dance time for Sheryl!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l678698275.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The good Dr. Wudel delivered the good news, saying that the nodule on my lung did not "light up' on my PET Scan. That as of now he is ruling it as scar tissue, but it's still not something that he wants to just dismiss. So I have to go back in 3-6 months for another Cat scan to compare it with the first ones. If the... Mon, 6 Dec 2010 19:27:03 EST PET Scan - The Appointment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3821595 So I had my PET scan appointment on Wednesday. It was a long process. I thought I would be in and out of there quickly, but didn't anticipate the length of the visit. <BR> <BR> For those of you who have never had one, I will lay it all out there for you.... <BR> This is not a PET scan or a CAT scan!! ;o) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l288576853.jpg"> <BR> <BR> PET stands for Positron Emission Tomography. It is a test that combines computed tomography (CT) and nu... Fri, 3 Dec 2010 11:33:27 EST Worried about PET Scan :( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3814045 Hey y'all, <BR> <BR> I am not too thrilled about a doctor's appointment that I have tomorrow. Frankly, I am so scared about it. <BR> <BR> Remember my little "dehydration" episode that happened in Gatlinburg? Well while I was in the hospital there they did a Cat Scan to see if I had any blockage in my heart (which I did not).... but in doing so, they found a little spot on my lung. After a follow up visit with my primary doctor here in Nashville, she didn't seem too concerned, but wanted... Tue, 30 Nov 2010 09:56:25 EST Oh Deer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3801307 This morning has not started out very well. I hit a deer on my way into work. <BR> <BR> I feel so bad. <BR> <BR> It is pouring down rain this morning, so I was already driving pretty slow, when a doe trotted out in front of my car. I slammed on my breaks and swerved a bit and she got across the street safely.... When poof, another little one came out from behind her. I had no time to register that there was a second one and, like that, I hit her....or him...I don't even know if that was ... Tue, 23 Nov 2010 09:06:34 EST Photo journey of my New England/Gatlinburg trip! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3783676 Here are just a few of the pictures from our vacation in October.... I hope you enjoy. <BR> <BR> Hanging w/ my brothers Doug and Mark, my sis, Nancy and my mom at the hotel bar on our first night in CT. Had so much fun...WAY too much fun! And the party pounds begin! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/3/l630420842.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just got ready.... Me before leaving the hotel for the wedding... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l992465617.jpg"> <BR>... Sun, 14 Nov 2010 19:22:42 EST Here in Spirit, Just not Feeling too Social these Days. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3779497 Oh my Sparkfriends.... I feel like I have abandoned you all. I have not, I assure you. You have all been in my thoughts and I have been keeping up with you through your status updates and your blogs. I just haven't been participating, and I am sorry. <BR> <BR> I have just had a rough couple of weeks and haven't been in a socializing kind of mood. <em>39</em> There has just been a bit of drama in my life that I am dealing with, that I would actually not like to go into, but I want you a... Fri, 12 Nov 2010 12:17:57 EST Oktoberfest Pics (just a few) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3705148 Just a few pictures to share of our day at Oktoberfest. We had a great time. The weather was just amazing. Very HOT but gorgeous! <BR> <BR> Here's me on the way to Oktoberfest riding with the top down! WooHoooo! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/8/l189746401.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My sweet Allan and I enjoying the day.... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l211265881.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Some of the peeps I work with.... Bob, Bryan, Angie and me... <BR> <i... Sun, 10 Oct 2010 10:17:46 EST Chocolate Turnovers...Dangit Arby's!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3701706 Well, I didn't blog last Friday. I guess I really just didn't have anything to say. <BR> <BR> <em>465</em> <em>67</em> <em>465</em> <em>465</em> <em>67</em> <em>465</em> <BR> <BR> So another Friday is upon us...YIPPEE!! Tomorrow is Oktoberfest here in Nashville, so we plan on getting out for that. Which means lots of good eats <em>4</em> and lots of beer! <em>439</em> I am Sooooo looking forward to it! The weather is supposed to be gorgeous all day. I plan on wearing a new outf... Fri, 8 Oct 2010 12:55:00 EST TGIF ~ Anyone with me on that? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3667411 <em>67</em> <BR> Good morning! <BR> <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> I am just so happy that it is Friday. Not that I have anything special planned this weekend, just looking forward to a couple days off. <BR> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> Mom, sis and I are going shopping again tomorrow.... it may be more of "window" shopping for me, since I have NO money at the moment!! I hate that!! We've only got a couple of weeks before our trip to New England, so we're trying to finish up with everything. I'v... Fri, 24 Sep 2010 11:52:59 EST Camping pics.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3647993 Cast of characters: <BR> My parents, Art and Barb... <BR> My sister and her hubby, Nancy and Byron <BR> Their 3 boys, Matt (17), Nick (12) and Sam (10) <BR> Allan and I <BR> and Trey <BR> Oh...and Nancy and Byron's dog Roscoe! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/1/l810029884.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l16893366.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l997636677.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l5558... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 19:33:22 EST MIA for a bit, but I'm back!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3646783 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/7/l272553815.jpg"> <BR> Wow….it’s been a while since I have blogged and I've missed you all terribly. <BR> <BR> Well as most of you know I was down for the count a couple weeks ago with what I thought was strep throat. It was the worst pain that I have encountered in so long! I was a big baby too. I couldn’t eat or drink. It hurt so much to swallow. I consciously had to prepare myself each time I felt the need to swallow. I cried like a ... Fri, 17 Sep 2010 11:21:43 EST Strep Throat ~ Please go away, I can't take you anymore! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3603172 So I haven't been very active, the past couple of days, on my Sparkpeeps blogs and feeds and what not and I am sorry about that. I also want to thank anyone and everyone who has left me messages on my blogs and photos. <BR> <BR> This Blog is nothing more than a "feeling sorry for myself" pity party blog....so please don't feel obligated to read any further! Sometimes it just feels good to get it out! <BR> <em>24</em> <em>39</em> <em>46</em> <BR> <BR> I went to the Dr. on Wednesday be... Fri, 3 Sep 2010 09:33:14 EST All Jokes Aside...now here's the real deal! Shopping pics from today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3584076 My mom, sister and I had sooo much fun today trying on dresses! I tell ya, I tried on probably 50 dresses and liked about 49 of them!!! That is so rare for me and it felt so incredible. And guess what? They were 10s and 8s!!! WoooooHooooo!! I even tried on a 6 that I loved!! <BR> <BR> So we went to Belk first and I didn't realize how expensive that store is!! Now, if it's a sale item not too bad, but not on sale and whooo wheee! <BR> <BR> This first dress was my favorite and mos... Sat, 28 Aug 2010 21:31:10 EST My Ultimate Portfolio http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3581781 Okay so I compiled some photos for my portfolio and I thought I would share them with you!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l582607312.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l907075773.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/0/l601199787.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l246010379.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l769176507.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.s... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 22:33:31 EST Another One Bites The Dust http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3579753 And another one gone and another one gone..... <BR> <BR> <em>55</em> <em>193</em> <em>55</em> <BR> <BR> So I weighed in this morning 1 lb lighter!! A whole pound!! YAY me! Nice start to the weekend, I think!! <BR> <BR> I also had a very surprising day yesterday so I thought I would share. <BR> <BR> I am on a hunt for the perfect dress. My oldest niece is getting married in October. She lives in CT, so we are making the trip North East to attend her wedding and I am so excited!!... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 10:11:02 EST iPod Survey! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3578014 I'm stealing this from SP friend KATRENIAH! Thanks for posting this!! <BR> I love this little game...It's fun fun! <BR> <BR> Rules: <BR> <BR> Put your music player on shuffle. <BR> Press forward for each question. <BR> Use the song title as the answer to the question. <BR> No cheating! <BR> <BR> How am I feeling today? <BR> Please Forgive Me by David Gray <BR> <BR> Will I get far in life? <BR> Another Brick in The Wall by Pink Floyd <BR> <BR> How do my friends see me? <BR> Listen to Her... Thu, 26 Aug 2010 19:28:28 EST Time Flies!...Will Life Slow Down, Just a Bit, please? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3557252 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l436348197.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I guess summer is "technically" over since Trey is back in school. He's a senior this year. Where oh where does the time go. It seems like yesterday that I was dropping him off on his first day in Kindergarten! Now he is about to graduate high school and move on to the next phase of his life ....as an adult. <BR> <em>198</em> <em>58</em> <em>224</em> <BR> <BR> This was his first week of school and also his... Fri, 20 Aug 2010 13:27:28 EST Welcome Back 130's! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3533048 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/7/l971991126.jpg"> <BR> So I worried for nothing! <BR> Thanks to all of your suggestions, support.... limited grains and much better with my water intake, this week I brought my weight down to 139.6!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l966609959.jpg"> <BR> Just 4.6 pounds to reach my initial goal weight of 135! WooHooo! Then I will set a new one. The final one before maintaining. I am not sure yet what it will be. Do ... Fri, 13 Aug 2010 10:38:21 EST I'm Not Yolkin' Around! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3529533 For breakfast I have a hard boiled egg….EVERY morning! But today’s egg was a bit different. This is what I found when I sliced it in half! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/4/l44735050.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It was a first for me! This isn’t my pic…but it looks identical to the one I found. <BR> So I looked it up and learned something new about the ole’ double yolk! <BR> <BR> Wikipedia entry: <BR> <BR> Double-yolk eggs occur when ovulation occurs too rapidly, or when one ... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 11:50:06 EST Short Lived 130s :-( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3517438 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l61938797.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Well...it happened! I was so darn excited on Saturday because I unexpectely had an awesome weigh in at 138.8!! That all went down the drain REAL FAST!! I did go way over my calories on Saturday at dinner. I honestly don't think that the dinner at The Spaghetti Factory did me in. But I didn't feel too bad about that because in the back of my head I knew that starting Sunday morning I would be right back on track... Mon, 9 Aug 2010 09:27:04 EST