SWEETNEEY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=SWEETNEEY SWEETNEEY'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/ I feel ACCOMPLISHED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6038468 I feel like I really accomplished something yesterday. I got the major room decluttered, the backyard and and the garage. They guys came at 7:30a and I threw in the towel at 3 p.m. One will return today there is a small area I have targeted, which shouldn't take long. I've got an appointment at 10a after which I'll head to the gym. It feel thankful for having gotten this done. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/eb6a75ee-956c-4309-b965-5b1aacbbe54f.JPG"> <BR> <BR... Fri, 27 Nov 2015 07:22:31 EST Ready Set... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6038067 Wait... The dumpster came at 1:30 p.m. So good thing only 1 guy showed up. Knocking off time is 2:30 p.m. The company said the truck had a flat tyre. Anyway, put up the yard decorations. So HOPEFULLY, today junk will move from inside the house to the dumpster. The workers (plural) have showed up and stuff is beginning to be moved. Some photos is 1 of 3 rooms that need to be decluttered. After which there are repairs. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/071cb2eb-... Thu, 26 Nov 2015 08:00:53 EST The Main Event has begun http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6037578 I had a really nice day yesterday. I went upstairs and started the decluttering project. It was made easier because my Mom had removed the stuff she wanted - so really the remainder is junk. So the dumpster is due this morning. However I thought I had 2 guys to help - so far I have 1 so I'm looking for someone else. The devil is busy. <BR> <BR> I sorted out the christmas lights on the roof. They need some adjusting. I had planned that while the guys lift I was going to put out the Chr... Wed, 25 Nov 2015 07:54:23 EST Happy is http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6037041 Monday was a delightful day. I took my niece to therapy and it had been cancelled. But we still used the time to go to somewhere she needed to go to get a letter. I did a couple of errands and then headed to the gym. Did an hour there - 30 minutes on the treadmill and 30 mins doing weights which included 2 exercises for the abdomen. You should see me doing planks - 1st = 30 secs, 2nd = 17 secs & 13 secs 3rd = 7 secs, 8 secs, 6 secs & 9 secs (& I had to modify these last sets). <BR> Cam... Tue, 24 Nov 2015 06:38:32 EST Joy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6036500 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/256086c8-43d3-42a7-a449-47c70d901fb5.jpg"> Mon, 23 Nov 2015 06:28:35 EST Housework - A necessary evil http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6036035 I feel my central point beginning to focus again. I'm going to relax some more today. Took a long walk today with Soursop. The weather is breezy and cool. The sea is rough. It must have been a very rough night sea-wise cause seaweed is strewn along the sea wall. As we walk along the seaside there were points where the waves smashed against the seawall and sprays leaped into road. <BR> I have to do some housework - wash clothes. Mum usually in charge of the washing machine but she's away... Sun, 22 Nov 2015 08:02:26 EST Reset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6035817 Wow, the presentation is finished and I got what I wanted. I delivered the news to the client. I thought my 1st week of vacation and transition would be about decluttering. I spent it all on the presentation. So today, I just had a real good lie in. It rained in the afternoon but I was tight in my bed. I need to get control of my time. I had a plan and I need to get back to it. <BR> <BR> I am now up cooking dinner and some meals for tomorrow. I need to get back on track with my eati... Sat, 21 Nov 2015 19:16:38 EST TGIF http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6035129 It's currently raining. I have to do this presentation this afternoon - I hope that the rain will hold up so I can get there and leave. <BR> <BR> Looking forward to the weekend. Plan to go for a long run. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/575c5428-4452-4457-8ff2-f444d4f867e6.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b168cffb-cd0d-4441-a533-f20afcf68f43.jpg"> Fri, 20 Nov 2015 08:28:26 EST Best laid plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6034575 We'll the presentation was interruptus <em>234</em> . The report that was needed was not ready. The presentation is at 1:30 p.m. and the person is telling me this at 1 p.m. 3 of the 4 parties are already at the location. Anyway, it's rescheduled for Friday. <BR> <BR> My eating was atrocious yesterday. I started off with lentil soup that I'd made. I took my water with me on my journey but didn't drink it until I came back home. I ate 9oz of cheese doodles and I I had cake. When I f... Thu, 19 Nov 2015 06:22:28 EST Hectic Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6034080 Today is gonna be hectic. My niece has her physical therapy appointment and then I have the presentation. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5bd89f75-35aa-4c44-ac8b-9366a64df846.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c91cf5c3-3a16-4d92-a9d4-ce5e017a91a4.jpg"> Wed, 18 Nov 2015 07:49:15 EST Myles Standish Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6033575 It was a hectic weekend. I flew to Boston, MA on Saturday and drove to Plymouth to participate in a marathon on Sunday. Flew out of Boston on Monday and landed around 2 p.m. The presentation that I have to redo I needed to work on that and get some information from people. So I did that when I got back - not my usual transition of unpacking and resting. This morning I'm putting the finishing touches on it. <BR> <BR> Also had to take my mother to the airport. She's gone for about 2 we... Tue, 17 Nov 2015 09:08:25 EST Runny Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6032339 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aba79fce-6de1-4e38-b512-57c0a288a78b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a6ce523e-9a77-4725-8cc1-895515290a84.jpg"> Sun, 15 Nov 2015 04:44:19 EST Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6031896 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/da5b3652-7c16-40ec-bca5-9ff5088eb95e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d77550a3-2038-452c-9dd7-6a6d80d59a25.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ed495f89-9c0b-422e-9cb8-db3dd70c6dd2.jpg"> Sat, 14 Nov 2015 08:12:55 EST BE Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6031348 We'll today is my final day on the job. My boss has been exceedingly nasty as the end has come. We are feuding over how I exit. I want to take vacation - he wants me to work - to the exit date. I'm ready to move on. <BR> <BR> My presentation did not have the results I wanted. I've got to re-do it and I need to get some advice. I'm going to focus on doing that today. Plus I travel tomorrow (Saturday) and I need to get packed for that. Heading to Plymouth, MA. <BR> <BR> I've been ea... Fri, 13 Nov 2015 06:18:09 EST Let Go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6030816 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5ab13218-7fc4-4510-8d75-bdc75a903a36.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I intend to conclude my time at my present job. Monday I will start vacation and that will be me there. I am going to let go. Letting go is something I've been trying to get the knack of. I guess this is now practising something I've been trying to do in marathons now in life. <BR> I remember in my early marathon life I would see runners discarding clothing on the road and I would be l... Thu, 12 Nov 2015 07:20:51 EST Be Strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6030671 It's interesting that you can be 97% there and the 3% is the hardest part. You tend to rush or become impatient for the remaining part. I have forced myself to be patient for almost a year now and as I come to the last steps for exiting my job and I can hardly wait. I want it to hurry up and happen. I've done 305 days so how come I can't do 60 or 50 days? It's like I am ready to jump. I guess I'm also stricken because as you move from one base to the next there is a limbo period. I can... Wed, 11 Nov 2015 22:34:13 EST Be Brave http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6029688 Monday started off wonderful. I took my niece to her therapy and thinking that I'd be on vacation I ran some errands. My boss however had other ideas and I had to report to the office. While he had an idea he had no plan of action. So I'm going to be proactive and I'm going to have to let go. <BR> <BR> I ate in control and within calorie range. I did not get up on Monday morning to exercise thinking that I'd do it during the day. It didn't work out that way. Monday evening I wasn't in... Tue, 10 Nov 2015 07:36:44 EST Good Day Everybody http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6029093 Sunday was very active. Besides my usual Sunday chores, I tended to my small garden - a pepper plant, snow peas, cantaloupe, turnips, a beet and a basil plant. I read, fooled around with the Audacity programme and went for a run. <BR> <BR> I snacked on some cookies, drank a bottle of sparkling wine and ate one sensible meal. I did drink a lot of water. It was really hot here. I went for my run about 5 p.m. and man I sweated and felt really hot. The sun went down around 6 p.m. and tal... Mon, 9 Nov 2015 06:58:12 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6028509 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fe220c15-38b2-4a4b-9de9-e1c255f1e9a8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5e2b8a9d-acdf-4724-adbd-a173cf39c0a9.jpg"> Sun, 8 Nov 2015 01:58:47 EST Quick chat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6028052 Did some decluttering - resuming a stalled project. <BR> <BR> Bought dinner out but did measure the meal even though I overate. <BR> <BR> Took a long stroll. <BR> <BR> Decided nor to weigh myself this week. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/123cb524-144a-4b12-b77e-d05cca04ec8f.jpg"> Sat, 7 Nov 2015 03:00:00 EST Ham Hock Adventure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6027642 This week has gone so quickly. The podcast is an audio one and it's an issue relating to bahamian law. It's about the rights of a single father to be the guardian of his child (a child born out of wedlock). Can't get the URL for the tumblr site but this is another one I put it on PodOmatic. http://stratford-law13750.podomatic.com. <BR> <BR> Had an adventurous dog walk this morning. Soursop is becoming more and more contrary. So I let him off his leash and he went into the neighbour's h... Fri, 6 Nov 2015 08:58:06 EST Necessity http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6027159 While I'm home I've been experimenting with this programme called Audacity. It's a software programme that you can mix recordings. I am interested in podcasting, so I went to youtube and there was a blog about basic podcasting. For the amateur one of the programmes suggested for recording a blog was Audacity. I'd downloaded Audacity several years ago when I wanted to create a mix of my music that let me run at a steady tempo and or run/walk. So in fooling around with podcasting, I am lea... Thu, 5 Nov 2015 10:50:11 EST Optimistic http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6026440 My sweet tooth is acting up. Monday I had a craving for a piece of cake. I debated buying a slice or making a cake. I decided to buy a slice because I was not going into work and if I baked the cake, then the temptation would be all mind. With a slice of cake - I would still be in control. So I went to the bakery and purchased a slice. It cost $2.69 (same U.S. equivalent) and it was no huge slice either (not a cheesecake factory portion probably a quarter of that). The portion size was... Wed, 4 Nov 2015 06:50:54 EST Cane or Corn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6026167 Read an article in the newspaper where the issue being litigated is whether the corn industry can use the name 'corn sugar' (replacing high fructose corn syrup because of the bad pub). The sugar industry is resisting this effort. One of the interesting points I found is that an independent expert says that the body digest both - cane sugar and corn syrup or high fructose corn syrup - the same. "the two products are nearly identical and are metabolized the same... Sugar is sucrose which is ... Tue, 3 Nov 2015 18:01:44 EST Weekend Awry http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6025183 Well, It's November and as time proceeds to my leaving my job, it gets awkward at work. I call it a lameduck period some people call it garden leave. So I've got to manage the transition. <BR> <BR> The weekend - on Saturday I participated in a Fun Run/Walk. My GF who I took with me said we'd walk together. But she got competitive and had a mission so she left me. I then decided to run and do speed work 'Ju-style'. In the evening I went to a banquet which was a formal affair. The food... Mon, 2 Nov 2015 07:28:01 EST Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024665 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/86e38bed-de3d-4875-b8c1-4f9c003d599e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d3b8e75-510d-4d66-ba10-bc06602fb024.png"> Sun, 1 Nov 2015 11:05:33 EST Happy Halloween http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6024009 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2aa26880-9e1f-4402-b130-116cd87da420.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f4ea1b8e-f67e-4565-8ea5-65f2339c6fad.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/94749360-a9d4-4355-87fa-d25c2a924f7c.jpg"> Sat, 31 Oct 2015 03:57:49 EST Mustard Seeds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6023910 Today, I went to the gym during my lunch. I am checking out this motion traxx app and you get 5 free programmes to try. So I did a cycling and a treadmill programme for 25 minutes each. I must say it helped pass the time in the gym cos those stationary machines and the static view is a challenge for me. I then did one weight machine - the squat machine. I did 3 sets of 10 and I'd had enough beside time ran out. <BR> <BR> I showered at the gym and when I looked at my phone - all kind of ... Fri, 30 Oct 2015 21:25:13 EST Fall Down Get Up http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6022477 I exercised control up until 7 p.m. At that time I was in the foodstore and I purchased some cheese doodles. When I look at my log - I'm 300 calories over and funny enough - if I didn't have the cheese doodles I'd come in on target. After the cheese doodles I did have my planned dinner. <BR> <BR> So I'm back on the horse and trying to ride it. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be610c96-a59c-4805-ae15-4a0807fc438d.jpg"> Wed, 28 Oct 2015 08:44:15 EST Repeat Behavior http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021836 Stuck to plan. Refused an offer of KFC twice. Gotta repeat it today. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/22a07f40-d97f-4eff-9557-2ec6153cc3f3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8142f410-d7d3-4eeb-9582-f85a6f73a6ce.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Tue, 27 Oct 2015 04:56:51 EST Reset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6021346 Today I will resume my weighing and measuring and logging. I've been off course since Friday. I had dinner out on Friday (I had a big salad for lunch to allow me some calories for dinner). Dinner was tapas-style. So my 1st tapas-style dinner. I learned that tapas is alot of small dishes for everyone to share. We tried the creamy asparagus (it was okay). Fried broccoli (really nice - but of course it's fried). conch fritters (really nice - but of course it's fried). lobster rolls (not... Mon, 26 Oct 2015 08:36:01 EST Banana Hill http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020900 Got up early went for my long run. 1st quarter was run/walk. Then did the next half steady/tempo run. Remaining quarter was run/walk. I had to force myself to stick with the plan. <BR> <BR> Measuring & weighing has been off this weekend. I made a banana bread. I gave 1/2 to my mother & ate 1/4 of it. I had a workmen in the house so he got what was left. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f7affe8c-a46e-4111-bbad-4cb6553fda2d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http:... Sun, 25 Oct 2015 12:53:08 EST Organic Eggs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6020328 Eggs here are like $4-$5 dollars (roughly the same in US). So a colleague of mind took me to a way out place which is not a commercial farm but they have a number of chickens and they sell eggs. She called the eggs organic. They sell them $2.50 a dozen. They sell chicken but I did not buy any. A girlfriend of my mind mentioned that these eggs boil differently. She says it's difficult to remove the shell from the boiled egg - I guess there is not alot of membrane between the shell and th... Sat, 24 Oct 2015 10:22:42 EST No Drama http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6019918 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/39575e9e-dfe2-4a11-a960-e14ccb4d2a5d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Today I'm struggling with a friendship. I am pondering why it takes 10 days to plan to do something after work with one of my friends. Her birthday was 20 October and I suggested since the October 14 we could celebrate. I thought she'd want to do something last weekend but she said no she'd prefer this weekend. So we are now at Friday (d-day) and we've gotten as far as a day ... Fri, 23 Oct 2015 14:11:39 EST Highs & Lows http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6019239 The Struggle is real <em>2</em> . I received information on a windfall - <em>43</em> . <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3368d41c-974d-420f-8732-8a8fa383352b.jpg"> Thu, 22 Oct 2015 08:54:50 EST Struggle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6018651 Got up early and went out for a long walk- my meditation during the walk was very angry. The thoughts were very active. Then took Soursop for his walk and then he had his bath. Between the walk and bath I did my hula hooping. <BR> <BR> The gym is having a week of activities for Breast Cancer Week - yesterday was a mega dance workout for 2 hours. I did 1.5hrs. I enjoyed myself. I was really hungry by 4 p.m. and there was a raging debate about eating something before I went to the gym. ... Wed, 21 Oct 2015 09:08:12 EST Life is Interesting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6017973 Life was very interesting yesterday. Reported to work and had my list of things to do. Around 3p.m. got a call about an opportunity. Met with the person to discuss it around 5 p.m. It interrupted my plan to go to the gym. But at the meeting I ordered grilled salmon with vegetables. Had one slice of bread with butter and a glass of wine. (I really wanted some fettucine with cream sauce). <BR> <BR> The weather is very windy and about 75 degrees farenheit. So it's nice but not good for rid... Tue, 20 Oct 2015 04:54:09 EST Monster Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6017365 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2698de67-f2d0-4ae7-a513-91307aad9f20.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mon, 19 Oct 2015 06:52:24 EST Dessert Rule http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016887 There is a steady rain this morning. Saturday, I made a coconut cream pie - delicious. I cut half and gave it to my Mom - I've been munching on the other half This is why I usually make desserts on Sunday evening, so that Monday morning I can share them with my co-workers. I also made a tomato bisque and a salmon & spinach quiche. That should be at least until Wednesday. In making the tomato bisque I used my immersion mixer which I bought probably 2 years ago. This probably the 2nd ti... Sun, 18 Oct 2015 08:43:25 EST Did Not Finish http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6016402 Didn't get to go to the gym yesterday. I got engrossed in some private work and left to late. I must have been really into my work because I didn't eat the entire day and I didn't feel hungry. (I hope I'm not ill or have a turn the corner on appetite???). Anyway, I went to the foodstore and then parked on the beach and did some more reading. It was a rainy day. Met up with my friends and one of the girls, we split the entree. It was a seafood dish that was fried came with rice and a sal... Sat, 17 Oct 2015 08:21:08 EST Close - Desire http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015916 Soursop had his long walk today. Nothing like taking a dog on a walk to locate all the dogs in the neighbourhood - confined and loose. Met a friendly one today - but I made sure he didn't follow us because we don't need another pet. Just as we completed the walk, the rain came. It's been raining off and on since Monday. <BR> <BR> I'm supposed to go out with some girlfriends this evening. We'll see - it's dinner. I'll sprint to the gym and then if we go or don't go my workout will be ta... Fri, 16 Oct 2015 08:36:09 EST Recovery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6015368 I am feeling better today. I left work early yesterday. I must have really been sick, because all I had was water. Anytime I refuse food - I know I'm sick. This morning had some raisin bran with milk but I'm very cautious. (yes, I weighed and measured). I need to use this as a reminder when I want KFC again. <BR> <BR> Below are the items I donated to the office kitchen on Tuesday. Too bad the KFC wasn't in there. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/44db40b5-d5f4-4ec4-b71... Thu, 15 Oct 2015 08:59:08 EST 1st gear http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014876 Yesterday, gave notice of my resignation - effective December 1, 2015 = 1st gear. Went to my Zumba class and gave it all I could. I ate poorly - had a craving for wings and had KFC. I packed lunch and when I got home I ate it. It was delicious and I was so made that I made that KFC choice. Had some mixed nuts for dessert. <BR> <BR> This morning, my stomach is feeling upset. I took Soursop for his walk and I also bathed him. I then went and lied down. I began to feel a bit better and ... Wed, 14 Oct 2015 10:54:45 EST Phone Photos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6014152 This is a photo in the airport in Wichita. I took this on arrival. It's a new terminal - quite nice. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cbf3e317-dc33-41c4-a5d7-82a7d6671234.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The route for the marathon went through many residential areas and parks - so there were no long sections were you were in the countryside. There is a smattering of spectators throughout the course. Lots of volunteers - and as back runner - you notice that because sometime wh... Tue, 13 Oct 2015 06:01:16 EST Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013512 Up early to travel. Completed Prairie Fire marathon in Wichita, Kansas. Legs are sore - moving very gingerly. Have blisters on both feet. So have to wear slippers. <BR> <BR> It's a holiday in the Bahamas. National Heroes Day or Discovery Day - changed the name to the former recently. Canada enjoy your holiday. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aead6e2c-ca88-48bd-a981-2207bb5dde4d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0f97c901-b428-4efa... Mon, 12 Oct 2015 04:16:10 EST Running http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6013007 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a374fc3f-9300-4693-b6ac-24857e8dcdf0.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9dbd9ee4-c271-4535-aa3a-61e9ee88121c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b8294507-cf31-4451-a077-4f53ac0bd1fd.jpg"> Sun, 11 Oct 2015 06:51:12 EST Courage in Kansas http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6012561 Travel went smoothly. <BR> <BR> I had a huge meal for lunch - 3 bellins, salmon, jasmine rice, salad and tiramisu. Had a soda on the plane and in the hotel. I chose the cookie on the plane, but it was too sweet and left the other half. I remember when I loved that cookie. Didn't drink my water quota. But I did walk the airport to get my steps in. <BR> <BR> I read a book - The Ebbie Jackson Story yesterday. It is a story about a woman who had breast cancer and her struggle to deal with... Sat, 10 Oct 2015 08:57:27 EST Dreams http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011993 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/537f7501-1202-4487-bb8f-e68cb95cb54b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Off to Kansas. Fri, 9 Oct 2015 06:03:24 EST Timeless http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6011472 I'm doing the Lone Ranger marathon. No not running, but watching episodes. The story line is so simplistic I don't have to even be in the room to follow it. It has a dated feel. The Lone Ranger is corny. All these years later two sitcoms that don't seem corny. Newhart (the one where he & his wife are running an inn in Vermont). I love the theme music and the name of the inn Stratford. And the Mary Tyler Moore Show. I love her theme music too and I even have it on my workout playlist. I... Thu, 8 Oct 2015 08:12:56 EST Hurricane Joaquin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6010883 The reports are coming in on the impact of Hurricane Joacquin. The Bahamas is a chain of islands that stretch from the southern tip of Florida down to Haiti. There are about 17 inhabited islands and cays. Most of the population lives in Nassau and then Freeport, Abaco and Eleuthera in that order. Nassau is the capital of the smallest inhabited island in the chain - New Providence. We have some very large islands but the population on those islands are very sparse. One of the problems is... Wed, 7 Oct 2015 08:57:12 EST