SPARKLE1908's SparkPeople Blog SPARKLE1908's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community Saturday... Busy up early to go to a youth college fair that my Sorority conducted...about 70 teens came and heard from officers from the Dallas Police Dept., learned about voting and civic duty, and they got to visit with several colleges... It was a great event but I'm tired!! Hope you had a great day! TTYL Sat, 13 Feb 2016 21:35:02 EST Friday... Leaving work early so I can go pay my respects to my classmate...her wake is tonight...I won't be able to attend the funeral tomorrow...still hard to believe that she is gone but she is short for sure...makes you question your own mortality when you are about the same age... <BR> <BR> I'm thinking about rejoining a "main street" gym so I can get some classes...I enjoy Golds Gym but I go to an "Express" so there are no classes...I miss spin class...decisions, decisions... <BR> <BR>... Fri, 12 Feb 2016 15:19:17 EST Thursday... Mild headache this morning...ate breakfast, took an Excedrin to stop it from getting worse and drinking water...let the day begin!!! <BR> <BR> Thursdays are normally my busiest day at work...had a 7am conf getting ready for the start of 4 back-to-back calls...yay me!!! <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Thu, 11 Feb 2016 09:47:11 EST Hump Day... Not feeling 100% today...about to go home and rest...hope I am not coming down with anything...UGHN!!! <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Wed, 10 Feb 2016 16:34:28 EST Tuesday... about to go hang out with a friend for Fat Tuesday... <BR> <BR> hope you had a great day!! <BR> <BR> TTYL Tue, 9 Feb 2016 20:17:30 EST Monday Working from home today...have an errand that I need to run before the place closes at 5... <BR> <BR> My boyfriend and I are planning to go to the gym when he gets off'll be nice to have some motivation and an accountability partner...he does weights more than I do, so I'll get my strength training done and then hit the cardio...I <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Mon, 8 Feb 2016 09:58:30 EST Sunday Superbowl party... Hope you had a great day! TTYL Sun, 7 Feb 2016 21:44:52 EST Saturday!!! Busy appt early, then ran to the Post Office...then lunch with a I am resting before we have our SuperBowl get together tomorrow...gotta go to the store and all that but it might wait until the morning... <BR> <BR> Hope you had a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Sat, 6 Feb 2016 21:48:58 EST Friday <img src=""> <BR> About to go to a meeting with my Sorority...since this Heart month, we have an event with the American Heart Association! Hope you had a great day! TTYL Fri, 5 Feb 2016 23:08:51 EST Sad day... Woke up this morning to find that one of my classmates passed away overnight...she was only 42...although we weren't "close", it hit home that life is unpredictable and short...I last saw her at our 25th class reunion last is believed that she had a heart attack... <BR> <BR> After I found that out this morning, I had thoughts (off/on) about my own health...and while I am not experiencing any health issues, I can do better with my overall I was pretty pleased when I... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 22:49:02 EST Hump Day Sleepy...goodnight! <BR> <BR> Hope you had a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Wed, 3 Feb 2016 22:55:25 EST Tuesday.. Almost forgot to blog!!! <BR> <BR> Nothing new today...goodnight! <BR> <BR> Hope you had a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Tue, 2 Feb 2016 23:16:10 EST Monday... Tired...about to eat, shower and wind down for the evening... Hope you had a great day! TTYL Mon, 1 Feb 2016 20:46:38 EST Sunday... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Getting ready for the work week!!! <BR> <BR> Today was an absolutely beautiful was almost 80 degrees...I enjoyed it...because Wednesday is only supposed to be in the 40s...gotta love this Texas weather... <BR> <BR> Hope you had a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Sun, 31 Jan 2016 19:53:36 EST Saturday! Busy day! Time to relax before heading out to dinner with my friends! Hope you had a great day! TTYL Sat, 30 Jan 2016 22:47:24 EST Friday... Just had dinner with my he's gone with his buddies and I'm relaxing! I have a busy Saturday ahead! Hope you had a great day! TTYL Fri, 29 Jan 2016 21:03:52 EST Thursday Hope you had a great day! TTYL Thu, 28 Jan 2016 23:03:47 EST Wednesday... Pretty good day at work...not too busy,not too slow!!! Looking forward to the weekend though...but that is always the is great...supposed to be in the 70s the rest of the week through the weekend...definitely looking forward to that!!! <BR> <BR> Back to work I go...hope you are having a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Wed, 27 Jan 2016 14:41:19 EST Tuesday Early blog because I have a busy day ahead of work and have meetings, then have to go to the grocery store when I get off...then a Sorority conf call tonight...hope I remember that one, LOL!! <BR> <BR> Anywho, I hope you have a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:03:42 EST Monday... Quiet day at work...but I will be busy the rest of the I better "enjoy" this day...going to try and hit the gym after work...and then run a couple of errands... <BR> <BR> Hope you are having a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Mon, 25 Jan 2016 15:27:24 EST Goals... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Summer is around the corner...I still have a lot of work to do!!!! But I haven't given up! <BR> <BR> Hope you are having a good weekend! <BR> <BR> TTYL Sat, 23 Jan 2016 22:12:44 EST Thursday... Sooooo glad to be off tomorrow...nothing like having 36 hours of carryover PTO to burn off before major plans either...gym, errands and that's all... <BR> <BR> Now back to work so I can leave on time... <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Thu, 21 Jan 2016 14:12:38 EST Hump Day Busy day...time to eat and relax! Hope you had a great day! TTYL Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:27:07 EST Busy day Had a late meeting at work...then a committee time to relax and enjoy the evening! Hope you had a great day! TTYL Tue, 19 Jan 2016 22:18:41 EST Martin Luther King Day Got up and went to the gym...then took my boyfriends truck in for an oil change...then home, grabbed a shower and a sandwich and met up with my sorority sisters to help with donations for the tornado back home, about to rest for a minute and then fix a meatloaf for tomorrows dinner...we at Chik Fil A <BR> <BR> Hope you had a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Mon, 18 Jan 2016 21:05:34 EST Sunday... I'm off tomorrow...but I will be going to volunteer at a center for those impacted by the tornadoes last month...will be with my Sorority sisters... Then no plans for the rest of the day! Hope you have a great day! TTYL Sun, 17 Jan 2016 22:42:52 EST Saturday Busy day but I'm about to relax and have fun with friends! <BR> <BR> Hope you had a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Sat, 16 Jan 2016 19:46:20 EST Friday... Quiet day on tap at work...for now...guess people took off today since we are off Monday and they wanted a 4 day weekend...I should have done the same...LOL...gonna be a long afternoon!!! <BR> <BR> About to grab some lunch...hope you have a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Fri, 15 Jan 2016 13:08:48 EST Thursday Out at dinner with my boyfriend...hope you had a great day! TTYL Thu, 14 Jan 2016 19:33:19 EST Hump Day! We are closed on's the first place that I've worked for that is closed on Martin Luther King day and Presidents Day....woohoo! 3 day weekend on the way! Hope you had a great day! TTYL Wed, 13 Jan 2016 21:25:22 EST Tues Goodnight! Hope you had a great day! TTYL Tue, 12 Jan 2016 22:56:20 EST Monday... New week...I'm at work blogging this because I might not be able to get online later...have errands when I get off and plan to hit the gym so I might be too tired...LOL <BR> <BR> Brought all my food for the day so I should be on track to be within my calorie range and not need to buy anything.. <BR> <BR> Anywho, back to work I go...hope you have a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Mon, 11 Jan 2016 10:40:15 EST Sunday... New plans... <BR> <BR> I am going to get at least 3 days in at the gym...because of work, I have been tired when I got off but that is not going to work for my I will have to bite the bullet and get it in!!! <BR> <BR> Meals will be planned (not perfect) but more mindful about what I eat and how steps!! <BR> <BR> Water intake has been good so I will keep that up... <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Sun, 10 Jan 2016 18:47:59 EST Saturday Busy day....but I am home now...and I am relaxing!!! <BR> <BR> Hope you had a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Sat, 9 Jan 2016 21:39:47 EST Friday.... Sooo glad it's Friday...looking forward to the's supposed to be cold (we are at 64 degrees today)...expected highs in the 40s tomorrow....yay for Texas weather...LOL <BR> <BR> Work is pretty busy today...a lot of impromptu conference calls...we are about 2 months away from the launch of our new HR System so things are going to be even more hectic! <BR> <BR> Back to work I go! <BR> <BR> Hope you are having a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Fri, 8 Jan 2016 14:05:33 EST Thursday... We are having our date night tonight...we both have something to do tomorrow, our normal night...trying to think of something GOOD to eat...that isn't pricey!!! <BR> <BR> Glad I am feeling better and will be able to enjoy getting out of the house tonight... <BR> <BR> Oh well, back to work...wanted to blog before I forgot...LOL <BR> <BR> Hope you are having a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Thu, 7 Jan 2016 15:54:39 EST Hump Day Glad it's Hump Day...looking forward to the weekend!!! <BR> <BR> About to have dinner and some mindless TV with my boyfriend! <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Wed, 6 Jan 2016 19:31:29 EST Tuesday Long day...tired...hope you had a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Tue, 5 Jan 2016 22:12:17 EST Monday New week...1st Monday of the new year...still not feeling 100% but have every intention of going to the gym for at least 30 minutes...I have to get my motivation back because Spring/Summer will be here before you know it! <BR> <BR> Also, eating better today...brought my food and my snacks to stay on track...and drinking water!!! Plenty of it! <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Mon, 4 Jan 2016 09:36:49 EST SUNDAY Back to work tomorrow....feeling better though...plans include getting to the gym finally!!! Hope you had a great day! TTYL Sun, 3 Jan 2016 22:21:51 EST Saturday... Well battling a cold isn't how I wanted to start my year but it's what's happening...I haven't been to the gym but want to go for at least 30 min tomorrow...fingers crossed For now, it's medicine and bed! Hope you had a great day! TTYL Sat, 2 Jan 2016 23:05:37 EST Happy New Year Hope you had a great day! TTYL Sat, 2 Jan 2016 00:57:31 EST Tuesday... boyfriend has been battling a cold and now I think I am getting sick...about to eat lunch and take some medicine...this ole crazy weather doesn't help though... <BR> <BR> I am off NYEve and I can't wait for my 4 day weekend!!! No plans at this time...just going to ring in 2016 (God willing) remembering how blessed I am to see it... <BR> <BR> Hope you are having a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Tue, 29 Dec 2015 13:33:55 EST Sunday... Weather still gloomy and rainy but thankfully nothing severe happened's really "shocking" (if that is the word to use) to see how quickly things can change...we were celebrating Christmas and 24 hours later, we have people that died from is fleeting and is thankful for each day!!! <BR> <BR> Hope you had a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Sun, 27 Dec 2015 19:58:09 EST Bad weather So after a beautiful Christmas, we got slammed with severe weather...tornadoes, heavy lost, lots of damage and 7 fatalities... Most of these storms were in my immediate area and I am THANKFUL that it spared us...praying for those impacted... Hope you had a better day... TTYL Sat, 26 Dec 2015 23:30:14 EST Christmas 2015 It's a wrap for me! Been over visiting family, ate a lot of good food, enjoyed the kids opening their I'm home was a good day! <BR> <BR> Hope you had a great day too! <BR> <BR> MERRY CHRISTMAS! <BR> <BR> TTYL Fri, 25 Dec 2015 20:15:41 EST Christmas Eve! Got my gift cards this morning so I am done with my about to head over to my moms to chill for a bit...then running around this evening dropping off gifts with my boyfriend... <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Thu, 24 Dec 2015 14:07:52 EST Wednesday One more stop to make!! Hope you are avoiding the crowds...I'm not, LOL! Hope you had a great day! TTYL Wed, 23 Dec 2015 17:22:15 EST Tuesday... Looking forward to the long weekend...I am off tomorrow and have a few errands to run...plan to get up and get out early!!! <BR> <BR> Hope you had a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Tue, 22 Dec 2015 21:41:50 EST Sunday Short work week ahead...hope it's not TOO busy...about to go get ready! Hope you had a great day! TTYL Sun, 20 Dec 2015 20:54:47 EST