SUNSHINE192DAY's SparkPeople Blog SUNSHINE192DAY's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community This Week... Well I'm sick-ish with pharyngitis. It's viral so I still have to go to work on Friday but I feel absolutely horrible with the sore throat and the sniffles. I hope everything is well with you guys. Right now I'm off to study some more... Wed, 3 Sep 2014 23:21:09 EST Hi Again! How are you guys doing? I have part of the week off so I'm doing ok. I've been trying to just focus on school. I just wanted to pop in and say hi to everyone! Thu, 28 Aug 2014 16:43:31 EST One-derland! So I have all sorts of exciting news including that this past Saturday I FINALLY REACHED ONE-DERLAND! I'm 199.2! <BR> <BR> Also, I got my first 2 college classes done and got my grades. I got an A in Intro to Online Learning and in my really tough Psychology class I got a B. I was just praying for a C lol. <BR> <BR> Other than that nothing exciting has happened. What are you guys all up to? Tue, 26 Aug 2014 16:58:53 EST Well... Thanks to work and my fitbit I've reached my 10,000 steps a day twice so far this week! I have to work today and, everyday until Monday, so I think I'll make it a couple more days at least! I walk a LOT at work lol. <BR> <BR> So what have you guys been up to? Let me know in the comments. I read EVERY comment to my blogs! Have a blessed day everyone! Wed, 30 Jul 2014 07:14:17 EST I got a Fitbit! Any advice on how to use it or connect it to sparkpeople is very welcome! And here's a funny to go with it! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 11:09:57 EST Bear Silly! The National Game warden put out a warning to all hikers in his area. Warning that they should wear small bells on their boots so not to startle the bears. To distinguish the grizzly bear the notice read-- small bears droppings are small with nut and berries in it. Grizzly bear droppings are much larger with nuts and berries and little tiny bells in it. Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:32:20 EST Sabbatical... Sorry for my absence for the last few months. I have been working very hard and have advanced to manager at work. Also, recently I got a new boyfriend who treats me rather well! I have still lost a little bit of weight, going from 208.0 to 200.6! I'm so excited about hitting One-derland again! I weigh in tomorrow so we'll see how close I am then! I hope everyone's ok and enjoying their summer. I plan to be on more often now. See you soon! Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:07:44 EST Contractor Joke! Three contractors are bidding to fix a broken fence at the Rhode Island State house in Providence, one from Cranston, and another from North Kingstown and the third, Exeter. They go with a State house official to examine the fence. <BR> <BR> The North Kingstown contractor takes out a tape measure and does some Measuring, then works some figures with a pencil. "Well," he says, "I figure the job will run about $900: $400 for materials, $400 for my crew and $100 profit for me." <BR> <BR> The... Tue, 10 Jun 2014 10:45:15 EST Flying Funny! A pilot landed a plane with a rather bumpy landing. As part of his job he was required to stand by the terminal door and say goodbye to the passengers as they exited the airplane. He was afraid that someone might say something about his rather less than perfect landing, but everyone left without saying a word except for one passenger, an elderly lady, she slowly approached the pilot after most passengers had exited the plane and asked, "Did we land? Or were we shot down?" Fri, 6 Jun 2014 14:30:12 EST Beer Joke! Three leaders of the big beer companies meet for a drink. The president of Budweiser orders a Bud. Miller's president orders a Millers and the president of Coors orders a Coors. When it is Guinness turn to order he orders a soda. "Why didn't you order a Guinness?" "Nah" Guinness replies. "If you guys aren't having a beer neither will I." Thu, 5 Jun 2014 14:10:49 EST Student Silly! A student comes to a young professor's office hours. She glances down the hall, closes his door, and kneels pleadingly."I would do anything to pass this exam," she says.She leans closer to him, flips back her hair, and gazes meaningfully into his eyes. "I mean," she whispers, "I would do anything..."He returns her gaze, "Anything?""Anything."His voice softens, "Anything?""Anything," she repeats again. His voice turns to a whisper. "Would you ... study?" <BR> Wed, 4 Jun 2014 10:22:47 EST Drunk Times (Joke) An obnoxious drunk stumbles into the front door of a bar and orders a drink, the bartender says, "No way, buddy, you're too drunk." <BR> <BR> A few minutes later, the drunk comes in though the bathroom. Again he slurs, "Give me a drink," and the bartender says, "No, man, I told you last time -- you're too drunk" <BR> <BR> Five minutes later the guy comes in though the back door and orders a drink, again the bartender says, "You're too drunk" <BR> <BR> The drunk scratches his head and says ... Fri, 30 May 2014 18:32:19 EST Horse Joke! <BR> A champion jockey is about to enter an important race on a new horse. The horse's trainer meets him before the race and says, <BR> <BR> "All you have to remember with this horse is that every time you approach a jump, you have to shout, "ALLLLEEE OOOP!" really loudly in the horse's ear. Providing you do that, you'll be fine". <BR> <BR> The jockey thinks the trainer is mad but promises to shout the command. The race begins and they approach the first hurdle. The jockey ignores the tr... Thu, 29 May 2014 14:24:26 EST Woman Silly! Q: What do you call a woman who knows where her husband is 24 hours a day/seven days a week? <BR> <BR> A: A widow. Wed, 28 May 2014 09:19:28 EST Employment Joke! A suggestion from a Human Resources Manager: <BR> <BR> HOW TO PROPERLY PLACE NEW EMPLOYEES . . . <BR> <BR> 1. Put 400 bricks in a closed room. <BR> <BR> 2. Put your new hires in the room and close the door. <BR> <BR> 3. Leave them alone and come back after 6 hours. <BR> <BR> 4. Then analyze the situation: <BR> <BR> a. If they are counting the bricks, put them in the Accounting Department. <BR> <BR> b. If they are recounting them, put them in Auditing. <BR> <BR> c. If they have messed ... Tue, 27 May 2014 12:06:26 EST And the depression is creeping in... I can feel it like a disease creeping in. I don't want to do anything, even eat, and I just want to sleep. Nothing matters to me like it did even a week ago. The worst part is that I just had a doctor's appointment a week ago today and I told them I was doing great, because I was. Now the question is: What the heck do I do now? I think I can just ride it out but then again, is that just the depression thinking? Oh man, this sucks! Any words of encouragement or advice is welcome as long as it'... Mon, 26 May 2014 15:20:48 EST Calorie Funny! <img src=""> Sun, 25 May 2014 18:19:16 EST Cats and Love! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> (She wouldn't let me see her bright blue eyes in the pic. Lol cats) <BR> <BR> It's often easy to spot when cats are being finicky or feisty. But what about when they are showing pure feline affection? What does that look like? <BR> <BR> We spoke with Dr. Allen Schoen, a veterinarian, behaviorist and author of the best-selling book Kindred Spirits... Sat, 24 May 2014 11:48:48 EST Teacher Silly #2! Teacher: Now, Sam, tell me frankly do you say prayers before eating? <BR> <BR> Sam: No sir, I don't have to, my mom is a good cook. Fri, 23 May 2014 11:39:07 EST Teacher Silly! The children had all been photographed, and the teacher was trying to persuade them each to buy a copy of the group picture. "Just think how nice it will be to look at it when you are all grown up and say, "There's Jennifer; she's a lawyer,' or “That’s Michael, he's a doctor.'" <BR> <BR> A small voice at the back of the room rang out, "And there's the teacher. She's dead." Thu, 22 May 2014 10:42:43 EST Hi Again! So in starting my new job, which is on my feet and active much, MUCH more, I have been neglecting sparkpeople. BUT I have lost a little weight, down to 203.8 as of this morning, and I'm eating better to feel better while I'm moving all day. <BR> <BR> I'm still trying to learn to balance everything in my life with my new job. I even quit my old cleaning job because working 2 high activity jobs was killing me quickly lol. I start school next month, June 23, and I will be taking 2 classes over... Wed, 21 May 2014 06:26:34 EST A Princess Blog! (Thank you to ASOBFALLS for letting me repost her blog, which is beautiful!) <BR> <BR> Reprinted this Blog for National Princess Week 2014. originally: Wednesday, May 01, 2013 <BR> <BR> As a child I was taught to pray to my 'Heavenly Father' using both my own words and The Lord's Prayer. <BR> If my Father is the King of Kings, then I am a Princess. What qualities does a Princess have? How about the 'Fruits of the Spirit': love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentl... Sun, 27 Apr 2014 18:49:39 EST Accountability Day! Well I did weigh in on Saturday and I went down to 295.4 which is almost a pound in 1 week! I wasn't able to do all of my workouts last week because I have bronchitis, a sinus infection, AND a bacterial throat infection. Good thing I don't start my new job until next week. <BR> <BR> Since my doctor told me to take a week off from exercising I'm cutting what I eat and eating in moderation. I'm really thinking about what I'm putting in my body BEFORE I do it! Now for some motivation! <BR> <BR... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 11:41:16 EST Job Update! I got the job I was interviewing for and I feel a bit better today! Thank you all for your prayers! Fri, 4 Apr 2014 19:39:29 EST Prayers Please! I have a bacterial infection in my throat. I can't spread it unless someone comes in contact with my saliva but I have a job interview that I need to feel better for tomorrow morning so please pray for me to feel better and, if it's God's will, that I get the job. Thank you all! Thu, 3 Apr 2014 18:48:06 EST Farming Funny! A city slicker moves to the country and decides he's going to start farming. He goes to the local co-op and tells the man, "Give me 100 baby chickens." The co-op man complies. <BR> <BR> A week later the man returns and says, "Give me 200 baby chickens." The co-op man complies. <BR> <BR> Again, a week later the man returns. This time he says, "Give me 500 baby chickens." <BR> <BR> "Wow!" the co-op man replies, "You must really be doing well. " <BR> <BR> "Naw," said the man with a sigh. ... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 15:30:12 EST April Goals! I want to make a list of goals for myself for the month ahead. I'm going to chose just 3 and see where that gets me! <BR> <BR> 1. Exercise at least 3 times each week. <BR> <BR> 2. Abstain from fried foods when I eat out. <BR> <BR> 3. Read at least one chapter of the Bible every day. <BR> <BR> Not all of these are fitness related but I figure I might as well keep myself spiritually healthy too! I'm going to take my measurements today and on the 30th and see a difference! (I just know it!) Tue, 1 Apr 2014 11:27:34 EST Accountability Day (Finally!) I weighed in 0.8 pounds heavier at 207. I just can't seem to break the 200 mark but I will! I weighed in after eating (forgot again) and with clothes on so I actually didn't do bad this week! I exercised twice this past week but I ate better. This week I plan to exercise 4 times Sunday (heavy cleaning,) Monday (belly dancing,) Thursday (gazelle,) and Saturday (yoga.) Now for some motivation! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="h... Mon, 31 Mar 2014 16:02:19 EST Stop me if you've heard this one... One day a genie appeared to a California man and offered to grant him one wish. <BR> <BR> the man said:” I wish you'd build a bridge from here to Hawaii so I could drive there anytime" <BR> <BR> The genie frowned" I don't know. It sounds like quite an undertaking,” he said. "Just think of the logistics. The supports required reaching the bottom of the ocean, the concrete, and the steel! Why don't you pick something else?" <BR> <BR> The man thought for a while and then said, "Okay, I wish f... Sun, 30 Mar 2014 21:33:35 EST A Cannibal Joke! (I forgot to weigh in this morning so Accountability Day will be tomorrow!) <BR> <BR> A cannibal entered the meat market to buy something nice for dinner. The owner greeted him and told him to look around. The cannibal began to inspect the meat case and noticed the market specialized in brain. <BR> <BR> Upon further inspection he noticed a marked disparity between the costs of brain meats. A carpenter's brain sells for $1.50 per pound. A plumber's brain sells for $2.25 per pound. He notice... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 16:03:01 EST Vacation Funny! Mr. and Mrs. Thorne had just reached the airport in the nick of time to catch the plane for their two-week's vacation in Majorca. "I wish we'd brought the piano with us," said Mr. Thorne. "What on earth for?" asked his wife. <BR> <BR> "I've left the tickets on it." Fri, 28 Mar 2014 10:02:39 EST Doctor Joke! A doctor calls his patient and says, "The check you gave me for my bill came back." <BR> <BR> The patient replied, "So did my arthritis!" Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:32:46 EST Unga Bunga Joke! Three men were shipwrecked on a desert island and where captured by the local natives. They were brought to the chief native. The chief gave the men two choices; they could have death or submit to unga bunga. The first man decides he does not want to die, so he chooses unga bunga. Ten of the natives took him into the woods, when he came back one hour later he was all beaten up. The second man chooses unga bunga and he was taken out the woods for 2 hours where the natives beat him up. The thir... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 09:57:40 EST Accountability Day and Other Updates! Well I exercised 3 times this week but I forgot that I had promised my boyfriend that I'd help him move some stuff out of his shop and that my bedroom was getting moved downstairs this weekend. So all of my exercise was spent moving boxes lol. But I lost a little over 1 pound last week! <BR> <BR> This week I'm planning more exercise than just moving things yesterday. I'm also planning on getting in exercise Monday (Belly Dancing,) Thursday (Gazelle,) and Saturday (Yoga.) I'm actually going t... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 10:40:15 EST A Friday Salute! I thought I'd share a tiny salute to all our emergency responders! Thank you all so much! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 09:12:38 EST Deep Hole Funny! Two men were walking through the woods and came upon a big black, deep hole. One man picked up a rock and tossed it into the hole and stood listening for the rock to hit bottom. There was no sound. <BR> <BR> He turned to the other guy and said "that must be a deep hole...let's throw a bigger rock in there and listen for it to hit bottom." The men found a bigger rock and both picked it up and lugged it to the hole and dropped it in. <BR> <BR> They listened for some time and never heard a so... Thu, 20 Mar 2014 08:49:41 EST Penguin Funny! A police officer sees a man driving around with a pickup truck full of penguins. He pulls the guy over and says, "You can't drive around with penguins in this town! Take them to the zoo immediately." <BR> <BR> The guy says okay, and drives away. The next day, the officer sees the guy still driving around with the truck full of penguins -- and they're all wearing sunglasses. He pulls the guy over and demands, "I thought I told you to take these penguins to the zoo yesterday?" <BR> <BR> The g... Wed, 19 Mar 2014 09:56:37 EST Accountability Day! So I just realized I hadn't reported last week. Probably because we had a lot going on this past weekend at church and the fact that I'm hating my weigh in. I weighed in 3.6 pounds heavier at 207.6 pounds. The big no no that I did was pop drinking. It's hard to imagine that you can gain that much from soda but that's the only thing I did wrong. I had to skip 2 workouts because I was ordered to by my chiropractor. But now I'm back in action! <BR> <BR> So it's Tuesday (gazelle,) Wednesday (bel... Tue, 18 Mar 2014 14:50:56 EST Friday Funny! A widower who never paid any attention to his wife while she was alive now found himself missing her desperately. He went to a psychic to see if he could contact his late wife. The psychic went into a trance. A strange breeze wafted through the darkened room, and suddenly, the man heard the unmistakable voice of his dearly departed wife. <BR> <BR> "Honey!" he cried. "Is that you?" <BR> <BR> "Yes, my husband." <BR> <BR> "Are you happy?" <BR> <BR> "Yes, my husband." <BR> <BR> "Happier th... Fri, 14 Mar 2014 08:53:49 EST Working Out Update! I flat out forgot to exercise Tuesday...just plain forgot. So I went to do my gazelle training yesterday and found that all I could do was 15 mins...disappointment doesn't even start to describe it. Today I'm going to belly dance and tomorrow will be at least 20 mins on the gazelle. Then yoga Saturday! I'm still moving! Thu, 13 Mar 2014 13:34:30 EST A Computer Joke! True story from a Novell NetWire SysOp: <BR> <BR> Caller: "Hello, is this Tech Support?" <BR> <BR> Tech: "Yes, it is. How may I help you?" <BR> <BR> Caller: "The cup holder on my PC is broken and I am within my warranty period. How do I go about getting that fixed?" <BR> <BR> Tech: "I'm sorry, but did you say a cup holder?" <BR> <BR> Caller: "Yes, it's attached to the front of my computer." <BR> <BR> Tech: "Please excuse me if I seem a bit stumped. It's because I am. <BR> <BR> Did yo... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 15:00:31 EST M.I.A. and Accountability Day! I'm sorry that I was MIA for a few days. I had a VERY busy weekend and Monday and now I'm back! I missed accountability day so here goes! <BR> <BR> I missed exercising last week because my schedule was so crazy (it should be calmer this week) and I didn't track a thing. I lost 0.2 pounds which is probably water alone. I'm not trying to make excuses here and I'm not trying to gloss over anything. It is what it is and that's not exactly a great week. <BR> <BR> The next 2 weeks I'll be aiming... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 09:36:53 EST Memory Funny! Two elderly couples were enjoying a friendly conversation when one of the men asked the other, "Fred, how was the memory clinic you went to last month?" <BR> <BR> "Outstanding," Fred replied. "They taught us all the latest psychological techniques: visualization, association, etc. It was great." <BR> <BR> "That's great! And what was the name of the clinic?" <BR> <BR> Fred went blank. He thought and thought, but couldn't remember. Then a smile broke across his face and he asked, "What do... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 13:00:36 EST Borrowed Joke! Traveler Needs a Room <BR> By the time John pulled into the little town, every hotel room was taken. "You've got to have a room somewhere." he pleaded to the last hotel manager, "Or just a bed--I don't really care where. I'm completely exhausted" <BR> <BR> "Well, I do have a double room with one occupant," admitted the manager, "and I'm sure he would be glad to split the cost. But to tell you the truth, he snores so loudly that people in adjoining rooms have complained all week. I'm not su... Wed, 5 Mar 2014 09:06:02 EST Marketing Funnies! You see a gorgeous girl at a party. <BR> You go up to her and say, "I am very rich. Marry me!" <BR> That's Direct Marketing. <BR> <BR> You’re at a party with a bunch of friends and see a gorgeous girl. <BR> One of your friends goes up to her and pointing at you and says, <BR> "He's very rich. Marry him." <BR> <BR> That's Advertising. <BR> <BR> You see a gorgeous girl at a party. <BR> You go up to her and get her telephone number. <BR> The next day you call and say, "Hi, I’m very rich. Marr... Tue, 4 Mar 2014 13:46:37 EST Accountability Day! Well I did ok and lost another pound. I only exercised once but I did really well with my tracking. I now weigh in at 204.2! I'm happy that I've lost 3 pounds since I restarted and I'm praying that it will continue! <BR> <BR> This week it's 3 days of exercise; Tuesday-gazelle, Thursday-gazelle, and Saturday-yoga. I always seem to miss yoga day so I'm really going to try it this time! <BR> <BR> Now for some motivation! <BR> <BR> <img src=" Mon, 3 Mar 2014 13:26:08 EST Cat Silly! A famous art collector is walking through the city when he notices a mangy cat lapping milk from a saucer in the doorway of a store and he does a double take. He recognizes that the saucer is extremely old and very valuable, so he walks casually into the store and offers to buy the cat for two dollars. <BR> <BR> The storeowner replies "I'm sorry, but the cat isn't for sale. <BR> <BR> The collector says, "Please, I need a hungry cat around the house to catch mice. I'll pay you twenty dolla... Fri, 28 Feb 2014 09:12:24 EST Heaven Joke! A woman who died found herself standing outside the Pearly Gates, being greeted by St. Peter. <BR> <BR> She asked him, "Oh, is this place what I really think it is? It's so beautiful. Did I really make it to heaven?" <BR> <BR> To which St. Peter replied, "Yes, my dear, these are the Gates to Heaven. But you must do one more thing before you can enter." The woman was very excited, and asked of St. Peter what she must do to pass through the gates. "Spell a word," St. Peter replied. "What word... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 09:19:56 EST Silly Wednesday Joke! Having shot a moose two Antartians began dragging it by the tail to their pick-up. <BR> <BR> On the way they were stopped by a game warden. "Let me see your hunting licenses boys," he said. When he saw that everything was in order he asked if he could give them some advice. <BR> <BR> "Sure!" the hunters agreed. <BR> <BR> "Well boys, I think that you would find it a lot easier to drag that moose by the horns and not the tail." <BR> <BR> "Aye, O.K. and thanks," said the lads. <BR> <BR> Aft... Wed, 26 Feb 2014 14:21:23 EST Cemetery Silly! A man placed some flowers on the grave of his departed mother and started back for his car, parked on the cemetery road. His attention was diverted to a man kneeling at a grave. <BR> <BR> The man seemed to be praying with profound intensity, and kept repeating, "Why did you die? Why did you die?" <BR> <BR> The first man approached him and said, "Sir, I don't want to interfere with your private grief, but this demonstration of hurt and pain is more than I've ever seen before. For whom do you... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 09:57:31 EST