SHERYE's SparkPeople Blog SHERYE's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Biggest Loser isn't LOSING!!!!!!!! Wow where to start. <BR> Guess I should probably start from the beginning and work thru this with your help. <BR> I'm overweight okay obese, and like a yo-yo I keep going up and then down! <BR> My health has been suffering because of this and you would think that I would smarten up.........OH NO NOT ME. <BR> I've got high blood pressure and have been on med's for over 5 years. <BR> Went to the Dr. last Thursday for a follow up to find out what the exray's told her - I've been having serious ... Sat, 13 Oct 2012 17:33:40 EST ITALIAN TOMATO GARDEN Your gonna love it !!!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Italian Tomato Garden <BR> <BR> An old Italian lived alone in New Jersey . <BR> <BR> He wanted to plant his annual tomato garden, <BR> but it was very difficult work, as the ground <BR> was hard. <BR> <BR> His only son, Stevono, who used to help him, was in prison. <BR> The old man wrote a letter to his son and described his predicament: <BR> <BR> Dear Stevono, <BR> I am feeling pretty sad because it looks like I w... Sun, 17 Jun 2012 20:52:22 EST FRIDAY'S SMILE . <BR> A woman walked into the kitchen to find her <BR> husband stalking around with a fly swatter. <BR> <BR> "What are you doing?" she asked. <BR> <BR> "Hunting flies," He responded. <BR> <BR> "Oh! Killing any?" she asked. <BR> <BR> "Yep, 3 males, 2 females," he replied. <BR> <BR> Intrigued, she asked. <BR> <BR> "How can you tell them apart?" <BR> <BR> He responded, <BR> "3 were on a beer can, <BR> 2 were on the phone." <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> ((Hugs))..................... Fri, 15 Jun 2012 14:10:25 EST The Deaf Italian Bookkeeper The Deaf Italian Bookkeeper <BR> <BR> <BR> A Mafia Godfather finds out that his bookkeeper Angelo has cheated him out <BR> of $10,000,000. <BR> His bookkeeper is deaf. That was the reason he got the job in the first <BR> place. <BR> <BR> It was assumed that Angelo would hear nothing so he would never have to <BR> testify in court. <BR> When the Godfather goes to confront Angelo about his missing $10 million, he <BR> takes along his lawyer who knows sign language. <BR> <BR> The Godfather t... Thu, 5 Apr 2012 16:13:38 EST MAN OF THE HOUSE!!!! <BR> <BR> A husband had just finished reading a new book entitled, "You Can Be the Man of Your House". <BR> Finding new courage that he never knew he had, he stormed into the kitchen and announced to his wife, "From now on, you need to know that I am the man of this house and my word is the 'Law'! You will prepare me a gourmet meal tonight, bring it to me, and when I am done eating my meal, you will clear the dishes and serve me a scrumptious dessert. After dinner, you are going to go upst... Tue, 27 Mar 2012 20:21:24 EST HOW FIREMEN DEFINE THINGS!!!! This should give you a giggle for the day! <BR> <BR> <BR> A man and his wife moved back home to Tennessee , from Indiana . <BR> <BR> The husband had a wooden leg, and to get insurance on it back <BR> in Indiana it cost them $2000 per year! <BR> <BR> When they arrived in Tennessee , they went to an insurance agency <BR> to see how much it would cost to insure his wooden leg. <BR> <BR> The agent looked it up on the computer and said: $39. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 24 Mar 2012 18:35:46 EST An Email Error A Scottish couple decided to go to Spain to thaw out during a particularly icy winter. They planned to stay at the same hotel where they spent their honeymoon 20 years earlier. Because of hectic schedules, it was difficult to coordinate their travel schedules. So, the husband left Glasgow and flew to Barcelona on Thursday, with his wife flying down the following day. The husband checked into the hotel.. There was a computer in his room, so he decided to send an email to... Fri, 23 Mar 2012 19:14:40 EST THE FEMALE DENTIST A guy goes to a female dentist to have a tooth extracted. <BR> She pulls out a numbing needle to give the man a shot. "No way! No needles. I hate needles" the patient said. <BR> The dentist starts to hook up the nitrous oxide and the man says: " I can't do the gas thing. The thought of having the gas mask on suffocates me!' <BR> The dentist then asks the patient if he has any objections to taking a pill. "No objection," he says. "I'm fine with pills." <BR> The dentist gives him a couple of pi... Tue, 13 Mar 2012 22:00:16 EST After 50 years of marriage - Priceless! <BR> <BR> 50 years - Priceless! <BR> <BR> <BR> After being married for 50 years, I took a careful look at my wife one day and said, "Fifty years ago we had a cheap house, a junk car, slept on a sofa bed and watched a 10-inch black and white TV, but I got to sleep every night with a hot 23-year-old girl. <BR> <BR> Now ... I have a $250,000 home, a $45,000 car, a nice big bed and a large s... Sat, 10 Mar 2012 07:32:55 EST Lipstick and Mirrors <BR> YOU GOTTA LOVE IT !!!!!!!!! <BR> <BR> According to a news report, a certain private Catholic school was recently <BR> faced with a unique problem. A number of 12-year-old girls were beginning to <BR> use lipstick and would put it on in the bathroom. That was fine provided it was <BR> of a natural or neutral skin tone, but after they put on their lipstick they <BR> would press their lips to the mirror leaving dozens of little lip prints. <BR> <BR... Fri, 9 Mar 2012 00:02:02 EST RECIPE FOR LOVE RECIPE FOR LOVE <BR> <BR> Ingredients: <BR> <BR> 2 Hearts Full of Love <BR> 2 Heaping Cups of Kindness <BR> 2 Armfuls of Gentleness <BR> 2 Cups of Friendship <BR> 2 Cups of Joy <BR> 2 Big Hearts Full of Forgiveness <BR> 1 Lifetime of Togetherness <BR> 2 Minds Full of Tenderness <BR> <BR> Method: <BR> <BR> - Stir daily with Happiness, Humor and Patience <BR> - Serve with Warmth and Compassion, Respect and Loyalty <BR> <BR> Sat, 3 Mar 2012 10:35:45 EST OLD CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS OLD CEMETERY INSCRIPTIONS <BR> <BR> A truly Happy Person is one who can enjoy the scenery on a detour. And, one who can enjoy browsing old cemeteries... Some fascinating things on old tombstones! <BR> <BR> Harry Edsel Smith of Albany, New York: <BR> Born 1903--Died 1942. <BR> Looked up the elevator shaft to see if the <BR> car was on the way down. It was. <BR> ============================= <BR> In a Thurmont, Maryland , cemetery: <BR> Here lies an Atheist, all dressed up <BR> and no place t... Tue, 28 Feb 2012 16:45:02 EST Frustration Okay, I'm a little bit frustrated right now with the company that I work with. <BR> I have been off for over a month for medical reasons, and on Tuesday my Dr. finally. So on Tuesday I called the office to let them know that I would be able to return on Friday - I got their answering machine so I left a message with my phone number asking them to call me back and let me know what time to go in on Friday. <BR> Well it is now Thursday evening and no response, so 2 hours ago I called again, and ... Thu, 2 Feb 2012 20:55:05 EST Coming to Terms First off I want to thank everyone who took the time to read my blog and to thank you for taking the time to give me encouragement and suggestions. <BR> <BR> Last night my daughter and I talked, but everytime she tried to tell me what happened she broke down crying - I told her to tell me another time when it does not hurt so much. We talked about my reactions to her and her's to me, I really think I got thru to her as she did to me, we both realized that we were reacting to the situation an... Thu, 26 Jan 2012 19:26:48 EST WHAT WOULD YOU DO? What would you do if your 23 year old daughter came home after visiting a friend, and asked if she could use your cell phone as she had just been robbed at GUNPOINT? <BR> This is exactly what happened last night to my youngest daughter. <BR> And to make matters worse we got into an argument! After her announcement, I went to comfort her - at the same time our dog Noel reacted to what was going on and started jumping and barking, my daughter yelled and told us to leave her alone, needless to ... Wed, 25 Jan 2012 10:48:27 EST It's Time Well I really haven't been around all that much due to a lack of computer, job, depression and self loathing. But reality has finally sunk in that if I don't get myself out of this slump and back to the land of the living I am going to miss out on so much. <BR> So today is the first day of getting back on track, and being more supportive to my friends, and learning to like myself once again. <BR> Tomorrow I will once again get back to physical activities and watching my calories, and hopeful... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 17:54:01 EST OH NO My dear friends, I am really sorry that I haven't been around very often, but we are with out the use of a computer or internet these days! (and it is near impossible to get to use the computers at the library as everyone else has the same idea) Hopefully things will turn around, but until then I promise to try to get on line somehow. <BR> I really miss all of you. <BR> <BR> ((HUGS))................Sherye Sat, 30 May 2009 13:55:36 EST Do You Hear My Heart Breaking? Well my daughter is still not in rehab. And life around here has gone from horrible to beyond belief!!!! <BR> The first evening home she informed me that she HATES me! (as I am always sad) Hates living here and finds her life very depressing. She has also told me that this was why her sister spent so much time away from home as she also hates it here. <BR> She plans on moving in June to live with her boyfriends family, which she has never gotten along with (over 7 years now) but feels the nee... Sun, 26 Apr 2009 16:31:42 EST SORRY I'm sorry for missing and not being here for my teams and friends, but life has dealt us a difficult situation to deal with. <BR> My eldest daughter was a witness in a domestic dispute, I discovered this when the police called to know if she was safely home as they were concerned for her well being. This is when it all came to light that she was missing! She had been abducted. After 3 weeks of looking for her, having the police here searching my home for clues and neighbourhood, her best fr... Sun, 19 Apr 2009 13:08:26 EST DAY 1 Today was interesting, the job is easy and is basically common sense, and if I follow the info sheet I should be okay.........but you never know LOL I spent 4 hours listening to someone else making money and learning the different ways of answering questions, and tomorrow I am going to be sitting with someone else doing the same thing. Then on wednesday I will be given the opportunity of working on the phones and hopefully earning some sales. It is amazing how many phone calls they are receiv... Mon, 19 Jan 2009 19:13:52 EST Sunday Well tomorrow I will try the telemarketing job with the hopes of making at least one sale. I really don't want to go, but know that I need to pay some bills soon (not to mention the minor detail of getting some groceries) <BR> I hope that everyone has a good day tomorrow. <BR> <BR> <BR> ((HUGS))...........Sherye Sun, 18 Jan 2009 22:49:21 EST Saturday Today was a quiet cold day, I spent most of the day job hunting on different sites, took Noel for a walk in the snow, and just basically had a nice day. <BR> Hope everyone also had a good day too. <BR> <BR> <BR> ((HUGS))................Sherye Sat, 17 Jan 2009 19:03:07 EST Friday This morning I went for my 2nd interview, found out that I did really well with the tests and felt that I answered the interviewers questions well. So now they will be checking with my past employers to find out what kind of employee I was and a police check. I will find out within the next 2 weeks if I have the job or not - The job is working for Enbridge Gas for a 6mnth contract with a possibility that it might be extended! It would start Feb1, with a 4week training process (PAID) when the ... Fri, 16 Jan 2009 18:28:53 EST Thursday OMG I can't believe what a loser I can be sometimes! I was in such a rush to get to the bus (yes I procrastinated yet again) to get to my interview that I forgot my wallet and phone, then when I was waiting for the bus to arrive realized that I had also forgotten the address and phone number for the place I was going to!!! But being the smart person that I am (NOT) I realized that if I were to go home I wouldn't be going for the interview. So I went knowing where I was going and fully knowing... Thu, 15 Jan 2009 19:16:06 EST Wednesday Today I had to really push myself to go to the interview! It is amazing how many excuses one can come up with to not go-but go I did, the math test was so easy and would you believe they even supplied a calculator!! and the email part of the test where you were given (quickly) the basic of instructions and you had to figure out the rest was a no brainer (I pretended I was chatting with one of you LOL) the 2 men that were there before me have interviews for tomorrow and I was told that someone... Wed, 14 Jan 2009 21:04:48 EST Tuesday Well today I lucked out and actually got a call from someone who I had sent my resume to in Dec! The job is with an agency and tomorrow I have to go in and be tested on my skills, then if I pass (I'm terrible with tests so I'm not very hopeful, but if I don't pass I will ask them what I can do to improve or if they can help me find a job anyways) then I will need to go in for another interview, and upon passing that they will be doing a police check! So I'm guessing by all of this that it ise... Tue, 13 Jan 2009 23:51:10 EST Monday The beginning of the week has begun. <BR> Job hunting has resumed. <BR> It is smowing outside yet again. <BR> And I am sitting here trying to figure out what is going to happen! <BR> <BR> <BR> ((HUGS))...........Sherye Mon, 12 Jan 2009 23:35:23 EST A DULL DULL DAY Well I had the house to myself and it was wonderful except....................I missed the noise of the girls going thru the house! I spent the day watching an old movie, got the laundry done, dishes done, supper is ready. And I am so bored with being home by myself. Noel has even been bathed and brushed (I even put clear nail polish on her nails LOL) <BR> On the other side of things I have gotten my water in, done my exercises, and okay I did eat a little more than I should have (okay a lot ... Sun, 11 Jan 2009 18:47:10 EST Snow Storm Well today I started to look on the internet for another job, then I decided to take my dog for a walk, which I had no trouble talking her into it hahn, we had so much fun walking thru the snow and we also had a fun snowball fight (she loves to eat snow) we met lots of people with their dogs and had so much fun, then the snow started to really come down heavy (how was I to know we were expecting another snow storm?) well needless to say I had a really hard time convincing Noel to come inside ... Sat, 10 Jan 2009 23:05:12 EST OMG Well when I made that promise yesterday to have a better day today I fully intended to do just that! But life has a way of making changes!! <BR> I got up had my shower headed downstairs to get my water going for tea and me (of coarse) and had NO WATER!! What the heck? So I phoned management to ask what happened to the water and was told that a pipe had burst and they needed to turn off the water, and not only that they had also turned off the heat as one of my neighbours furnaces was being re... Fri, 9 Jan 2009 19:22:31 EST Here I go again Well today I spent it looking on different sites for another job, and it seems so hard to believe any of those ads after that interview yesterday! But I do have an on-line interview tomorrow for a job at home, not sure if this is legit, but we will see if I get the phone call and what is said. <BR> Needless to say I have been mindlessly eating anything and everything, I know, I know that is not the answer, but right now it is helping me deal with getting thru the day. I promise tomorrow I wil... Thu, 8 Jan 2009 23:30:10 EST NEXT TIME Well I struggled thru the ice/snow storm today to get to the interview, and when I arrived there was one other person waiting to be interviewed, so I took a look around and noticed how cold it looked, no pictures on the walls and the furniture all looked new (and ready to move on a moments notice) Then it was my turn, I was asked several questions and the less she told me the more nervous I got about the whole thing. Bottom line is this job is a scam! The want people to go out and canvas home... Wed, 7 Jan 2009 18:21:15 EST WOOHOO Tomorrow I have a job interview!! <BR> <BR> I'm so scared! <BR> Why you ask? <BR> Because I am so unsure of myself, lack of self confidence, worried about the weight gain and lack of wardrobe to wear. And to make matters worse there is a weather warning for tomorrow..............ICE STORM! <BR> Oh well I am going to go and hope for the best. <BR> <BR> ((HUGS))..........Sherye Tue, 6 Jan 2009 20:56:53 EST WOOHOO Well all the self talking I have done for myself is finally paying off. I had an awesome day today. I ate within my calorie range, got 8+cups of water in me, and most importantly stayed away from coffee (I usually drink 8+cups) I didn't stop eating early, but then again I didn't have that baked potato smothered in butter that I was craving either. Tomorrow I will stop eating earlier and get some exercise in which I didn't do today. I can do this! <BR> <BR> <BR> ((HUGS)).........Sherye Mon, 5 Jan 2009 22:22:37 EST THANKYOU I just wanted to thank everyone who has stopped by my blogs for their time in reading these blogs, your wonderful opinions and suggestions. And most importantly your encouragement and love. <BR> <BR> ((HUGS))...............Sherye Sat, 3 Jan 2009 23:59:59 EST ALMOST Well the day started really well, got out and went for a walk with my dd, and actually enjoyed it with the snow swirrling around us. But then the evening came.....................and so did the mindless snacking. <BR> Tormorrow should be better. <BR> <BR> ((HUGS))............Sherye Fri, 2 Jan 2009 23:17:00 EST Another Bad Day Well I got up today with all of the best of intentions of getting back on track, but it soon became apparent to me that all was not going as planned. It could have been that hot chocolate (or more) that changed everything, or maybe the fact that I didn't want to exercise! Well tomorrow is another day and hopefully a better one than today turned out to be. I really need to work on my motivation as well as why I want this so badly. <BR> <BR> ((HUGS))..............Sherye Thu, 1 Jan 2009 23:23:45 EST GOODBYE 2008 Well 2009 is quickly approaching, and with it comes a new hope of happiness and success. Life has been rough but do-able, I still have my 2 beautiful girls and know that they love me unconditionally every day, yes they do challenge me sometimes but I really believe it is with kindness and caring. <BR> So my wish for 2009 is that everyone knows unconditional love from their families - friends and most importantly self. <BR> <BR> <BR> HAPPY NEW YEAR <BR> <BR> ((HUGS)).....................Sh... Wed, 31 Dec 2008 17:52:44 EST Frustrated Well you all know that I was in a car accident a month ago, but what you didn't know is a week later I was laid off of work! And the worst part of it was that when I was hired it was only as a contract person for 3-4 days, so therefore they never took deductions from my pay, so needless to say almost 2 years later I am not entitled to unemployment insurance while looking for another job. So now we are not only out of a car but also money to buy one or to pay our rent and bills!!!! I have been... Tue, 30 Dec 2008 21:15:51 EST No Car in the distant future Well we finally found out that the insurance company has discovered that we are not covered for collision by our policy, so now that the gas price has finally come down to a normal price we don't have a car to fill (nor will we in the near future) Mon, 29 Dec 2008 21:06:25 EST CAR ACCIDENT Last night coming home from work I had a car accident that was a hugh eye opener. <BR> <BR> There was a snow storm happening as I was driving home, I turned down a side street which is very curvy and up and down hill, I noticed a parked van and decided to slow down even more, as he was blocking one of 2 lanes and with my luck there would be another car coming in the opposite direction, as I tired to slow down the car skidded into the right curb........then it picked up speed! At the same ti... Thu, 20 Nov 2008 21:49:14 EST It's Not Easy <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Okay when I last wrote it all seemed so simple and easy to change! But the reality of it all is overwhelming. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> One thing that I have learned is that I should be grateful that I have a job to go to, even though it is causing me problems with my tax's and is a long drive (an hour in the morning if I'm lucky and longer to drive home) but it is paying my rent, and a few bills which is a whole lot better than the alternative. <BR> <BR> As for fri... Mon, 13 Oct 2008 13:35:03 EST HERE COME'S THE SUN <em>67</em> Smile and the world smiles with you, laugh and everyone else will too, Cry and you stand alone! <BR> <BR> Okay the job hasen't changed and probably never will, so I have to get real and find another one, hopefully closer to home. <BR> <BR> Friends hmmmm gotta work on that one as it has been a real long time since I have had one. <BR> <BR> Weight, Yikes that is a toughie, I need to be honest with myself and start believing what I tell everyone else, and most of all get up and ... Sun, 24 Aug 2008 19:18:25 EST THE ROYAL BRUSH OFF! Sorry not to have told you what happened when I asked for a permanent full time position, but I'm sure you have figured it out by now and by the title of this blog. <BR> When I went into speak to my boss (1 of 3 owners of the company) I was told that he couldn't give me an answer at this time due to the fact they were still working on their year end (which by the way ended March 31), and when I explained that Tax's would be tough on me due to the fact that they weren't deducting any from me, ... Sun, 3 Aug 2008 16:23:53 EST Enough is Exactly That. ENOUGH Well for starter's I won't be joining Curves due to the fact it is way out of my budgets league sighhhh <BR> <BR> As for my job! Well perhaps after tomorrow I won't be worrying about that either, as I have decided that I have had enough of mixed signals. First thing tomorrow I am going in to THE Big Boss's office and calmly tell him that it is time he made the decision to either Hire me or let me go! And before I leave work at 5pm I will need an answer. <BR> <BR> By now your probably asking... Sun, 13 Jul 2008 20:51:30 EST WOO HOO CURVES Well yesterday I went to the drug store and much to my surprise, I discovered that there is a new Curves opening a few doors down! and according to their sign outside they are offering the rest of the summer free for new members!!! <BR> My daughter who was with me at the time said she would join with me and we could walk there (15minutes there and back) so we went to see about registering but they were closed, so I wrote down the number and called it when I got home, and left a message for s... Sat, 28 Jun 2008 12:39:50 EST (no title) Well today is another stormy day, there is nothing like a good thunderstorm to make one stop and think about how stormy my eating patterns are these days. I have been on such a roller coaster ride of emotions and binge eating sighhhhh <BR> Everyday I get up and decide that this is the day it will all come together, then by noon I realize how I have set myself up for failure, and failed is exactly what I have done. <BR> Thank goodness there is always tomorrow. <BR> <BR> ((HUGS)).............S... Sun, 15 Jun 2008 13:31:38 EST Mixed Signals Currently I work as a temp, it started off (In August 2007) as just being there for 2 or 3 days, then turned into a couple of weeks, then they decided to keep me on till April 2008, at which point they would decide to either renew my contract or hire me! Well a little over a week ago I was told that I would not be kept on and the owners would let me know when they were going to be letting me go. <BR> But I keep being given new responsibilities and more work than I can keep up with! So is it m... Sat, 24 May 2008 20:38:58 EST SCHNOOKUMS Thursday evening I took my daughter and her cat to the vets to find out why he was acting so strange, we were told that we needed to get him to the emergency animal clinic as they didn't have the room to take him in, he was suffering from a lung infection/cancer. <BR> WOW <BR> We never saw that one coming! <BR> We learned that it was very probable he wouldn't get better and the treatment expense would be extremely high, so it was decided that it was time to say good-bye. <BR> Honestly I don... Sun, 4 May 2008 21:19:47 EST PERSONAL CHALLENGE - PART 2 Woohoo it's working! the first week of using my dd's treadmill for 5 minutes helped me obtain a 6.4LB weight loss (there were times that I wanted to do more than 5 minutes, but then I remembered that is how I always get myself into trouble and lose interest!) <BR> <BR> The second week I increased my time to 10 minutes everyday, with some days trying to get out of it haha (okay old habits take time to die hehe) and when I weighed in on thursday I was down another 1.6LBS!!!! How awesome is tha... Sun, 20 Apr 2008 17:10:40 EST