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/ 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 Sticking to the Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6010230 Picked up my niece and on the way to the PT my Mom calls. She has asthma and I thought she was having an attack. But she was upset because Soursop had gotten outside and she couldn't find him. So I dropped my niece off and headed home. My Mom is driving around the neighbourhood in the car. I parked my car and got out and started to walk. I hadn't gone 100 feet - here comes Mr. Soursop waddling up the street. Such drama. <BR> <BR> Day 4 of weigh and measure. I bought some grapes and I ... Tue, 6 Oct 2015 07:13:14 EST Mountains to Climb http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6009552 Still measuring and weighing my food using the portion fix containers with 21 day Fix. Used the equipment to pack lunch today. Today is my ST day - taking niece to PT and have to lift the wheelchair. <BR> <BR> We had some rain early this morning. When I took Soursop for his walk at 5 a.m. the rain was holding up. Came back and fooled around with a laptop I planned to give to my niece - her other one needs a keyboard. The challenge with the one I plan to give her is it has no storage c... Mon, 5 Oct 2015 07:26:28 EST Cooler Days http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008952 Saturday was a really beautiful day. After the clouds cleared, there was a coolness in the air and the sun was shinning and it was breezy. The seas were calm. Took Soursop for his walk this morning and again the air has a coolness to it. <BR> <BR> Yesterday because the weather was so nice - I did some work in my garden patch. I planted snow peas, cantaloupe and turnips. I also tended to my 2 basil plants and 1 beet plant that survived my last foray into gardening. My mom has some see... Sun, 4 Oct 2015 08:02:47 EST Beach Body Portion Fix http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6008420 Used the beach body portion fix and did measure ALL of my food yesterday. So that meant - no snacking. I was terribly short on the protein. I had to watch the carbs. I made lentil soup and that is measured as a carb. I also read the manual that came with. Anyway, this morning I resume these activities and that is the goal today. <BR> <BR> Because of hurricane Joaquin (who I spelled incorrectly yesterday) we were let off work early. I wanted to stop by the foodstore but it was crowded so ... Sat, 3 Oct 2015 08:01:16 EST Weigh & Measure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007866 This weekend's challenge is to weigh and measure my food. I have a beach body kit, a serving plate and two scales - one electric and one old fashioned. Oh yeah, and the measuring spoons and cups. I must can use one of them. So this morning - I measured my breakfast and lunch using the beach body kit and I marked them on the log. I had actually begun by eyeballing than I decided let me measure so I used the kit. Yes, my eyeballs were a tad big. <BR> <BR> Weather is breezy and overcast. No... Fri, 2 Oct 2015 08:06:14 EST Welcome October 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6007254 welcome to October 1 <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I talked to some young people. It was a luncheon meeting. The lunch menu was a crostini (tasted like crab something on top) and pasta with vegetables, vinagrette dressing, vegetable platter, cheese platter and a rice salad. The plates were small - dessert size. I took a little bit of a couple of things - but trying to log the calories is challenging. For dinner- spaghetti & meat sauce (leftover). Had dinner about 5 p.m. I did measure that. Af... Thu, 1 Oct 2015 08:29:35 EST Remember not to forget http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6006662 Yesterday was productive. When I got to work I made a list of things to do. There were about 5 things and I got 3 of them done. I got the business plan to the point where it has the information and structure but now need to work on style. I sent it to my partner and he has to supply some content information. I was challenged because I had interruptions. <BR> <BR> Because of the interruptions I had to work a bit late. Came home and took the dog for his walk. Then it was seeing about dinn... Wed, 30 Sep 2015 08:48:03 EST B Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005973 Fitness - went for my bike ride. It was a solo one and amazingly it's been about 2 weeks since I did a bike ride. Gotta get the gears check on the bike, they were slipping. I finally got it into a gear that was hard but once you pedalled the bike would go fast. <BR> <BR> Diet - did a C I ate my planned meals. Did have some wine in the evening (not scheduled). Meals are planned for today. I logged all except dinner <BR> <BR> humanity - took my niece to her therapy. They are struggl... Tue, 29 Sep 2015 06:15:33 EST 3rd Anniversary http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005375 Goodmorning Sparkies <BR> <BR> Yesterday I played the keyboard. I haven't done that in about two years. I'm a beginner. I've been beginning for many years now. I took piano lessons when I was about 8 for probably a year. So I have the basics. Back in 2001 - 2003 for Christmas I would play a couple Christmas carols. I made so many mistakes. I haven't done it for years. But periodically, I would peck out a piece. It's just for my entertainment. Like the hula hoop - can I learn to do... Mon, 28 Sep 2015 07:56:51 EST Cold Water Hot Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004981 Went for a 20 mile run/walk this morning. Left at 4:30 a.m. I completed 14 miles. The route I chose I call 'Torture'. Torture because the 1st 3 miles are flat and nice than the next 6 miles are very hilly. Then you have to do this part 2x and then I have to run/walk pass my house out for 3 miles. So having to do the route 2x is like taking cod liver oil mentally. The hills wear me out and then to pass my house is mental abuse. Anyway, I didn't complete the full dose of torture. It ... Sun, 27 Sep 2015 14:46:28 EST Courage http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6004267 The skies cleared about 4 p.m. yesterday. Had I not been deterred by the earlier weather, I would have had my bike on my car and could have gone for my Friday bike ride. <BR> <BR> I did do some of my decluttering yesterday. I donated about 3 boxes of textbooks to a church. These were my college bound son's high school text books. <BR> <BR> Courage <BR> Poet: Wish Belkin, From Wish Belkin's "Diurnalis" © 2000 <BR> <BR> When evening comes the shadows grow, <BR... Sat, 26 Sep 2015 06:58:28 EST Rainy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6003860 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a7e82fa5-a652-4748-a577-234752f681ab.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/92fac605-63b6-48b8-aef7-f44535f69cf8.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fa501691-2136-4bd1-9092-654771b11132.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fri, 25 Sep 2015 11:00:31 EST Own Goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6003191 Yesterday, I went over calories by 30. <em>244</em> . I actually met my goals in everything except on calories. I did get snacky yesterday. I ate grapes and some peanuts. This was a tip from the fibre challenge. I did all the task for the fibre challenge - which is a rare feat for me. I had black beans for dinner and cornbread. I have this mix from Cracker Barrell. When I make it again, I will significantly reduce the butter. Today, breakfast and lunch have been logged. <BR> <B... Thu, 24 Sep 2015 09:03:39 EST Fit & Fibre http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6002507 I'm struggling at work as the countdown is on for my departure. 82 days before I leave. I understand what a lame-duck president or anybody now means. I have gotten a new challenge - I'm assisting with a business plan. The research was interesting and is now complete. We are now putting it into business terms for the bureaucrats. It really helps pass the time at work and keeps me out of the fray of work politics. <BR> <BR> Did a really short workout today - hula hoop and skipping rope. ... Wed, 23 Sep 2015 07:04:16 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001909 Got up this morning and went old school with my music. I have this run/walk (do you call them tapes, cds) I guess download would be accurate from Deektron the fitness DJ. It features some coaching from Jeff Galloway. It is 45 mins and it's 1 min run, 1 min walk intervals. The run gets faster and tops out at 175 beats per minute. So I decided to do that today. Believe you me by 160 bpm I'm tapped out. So I do the best I can for the remainder. I had to use an old Ipod which is not bluet... Tue, 22 Sep 2015 08:07:01 EST Good Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6001258 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3e5f3c38-5fa3-4193-9e42-8e8d11127561.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0feac8f7-3e65-4b66-9224-b3a9a549a111.jpg"> <BR> Mon, 21 Sep 2015 08:12:20 EST Nothing Profound http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000810 Went for my long run. I was good until 16 and I walked the next 2. No profound thoughts today. Took Soursop for his walk afterwards and gave him his weekly bath. So that was cool down and stretch. Took a cold shower cause it was hot. When I finish here - nap time while I watch the american football. <BR> <BR> Dinner is steak and .... I ate the nectarine dessert but I didn't like it. So that does it for the dessets. Got a couple drinks to try. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.... Sun, 20 Sep 2015 12:57:28 EST Bubbles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6000413 The weather was wonderful today. I opened all the windows in my house and the cross breeze was awesome. It's so nice not to be enclosed. Mind you, it was sunny outside. I took Soursop for his walk at 6 a.m. and again at 6 p.m. The breeze is still now, the sun has gone to bed. <BR> <BR> Did a little bit of decluttering and some reading. I cooked two desserts from the Runners' World article. I've eaten the jello one - it's okay. The other one is the nectarine with balsamic honey sauc... Sat, 19 Sep 2015 19:36:53 EST Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5999573 Oh TGIF. I was cranky yesterday. I had to devote myself exclusively to the job. At 4:30p.m. I left and took one of my bikes to the shop for a minor repair. Came home and Soursop and I went for a 2 mile walk. This morning I got up and had an early run and then Soursop had his walk. My spirit is buoyant what percentage is due to the day and what percentage is due to the wonderful run <em>38</em> . I also hula hooped and skipped rope. My ipod nano (7th generation) is not working and t... Fri, 18 Sep 2015 08:31:25 EST Edgy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5998945 Yesterday was not a good day for me emotionally or food wise. I had a lot of office work to do and that didn't set me in a good mood. I indulged in emotional eating by having four digestive milk chocolate cookies and a bag of Cheetos the king size bag. Mind you I had packed my lunch and I used the Beachbody containers. I also packed my breakfast again using the Beachbody containers but I just didn't stick to the plan. When I came home I made my dinner which was a hamburger with french frie... Thu, 17 Sep 2015 05:59:56 EST Haste Make Waste http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5998370 Confession time: When I last wrote I was having a sweet craving. I did make the pistachio sorbet. It was okay - my mom loved it. However, I did make a cake. But some Spark Angel was protecting me - because the cake did not turn out right. I've made this recipe like 1000,000 times and it's prefect. But there were a couple of things against me. 1. the butter was not soft - so I put it in the microwave and nuked it. It was like liquid margarine after that. 2. the eggs were not at roo... Wed, 16 Sep 2015 07:34:01 EST WILL POWER http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5998076 Today I had the presentation that was postponed back in August. The presentation must be hexed. I exercised very early today so that I could take Soursop for his walk and get to work by 7 a.m. That all went well. The presentation began at 10 a.m. - there are 4 presenters and I am the 3rd one. The 1st presenter started and spoke for almost 2 hours. Then we had to stop because someone got ill. We were rescheduled for 4 p.m. At 2:30 p.m. it was postponed to a date to be arranged. So in ... Tue, 15 Sep 2015 17:51:59 EST Believe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997120 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/56807c56-7d4a-4fac-bb04-2fabe7014458.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mon, 14 Sep 2015 08:53:54 EST The Road Less Travelled http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5996587 Something told me I wouldn't get out yesterday evening to exercise. With all those college football games on and such good ones - I had my doubts. I am still reeling from Serena's loss at the U.S. Open that I didn't watch the women's final and not sure I will watch the men's. Plus there is NFL football. So while my conscience pricked me about not going out to exercise - I got up this morning and put one foot in front of the other - sometimes in a run and sometimes in a walk and completed ... Sun, 13 Sep 2015 11:49:30 EST Stars come out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5995976 The Watermelon-Basil Cooler I blogged about yesterday comes from Runners World August 2015 in the column called Fridge Wisdom. It also has the ideas on Nice Ice. <BR> <BR> The fruit desserts I blogged about yesterday comes from Runners World June 2015 in the column called Fridge Wisdom. I just got the ingredients to try the Zesty Thai Fruit Salad or the Apricot "Gello" with pistachios. I hope I do at least one of them this weekend. <BR> <BR> The recipes using nut butter I blogged about... Sat, 12 Sep 2015 10:29:39 EST On your mark, Get Set, Exercise http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5995206 I'm up too early this morning and I said that when I become sleepy again it will be when it is time to go to exercise. But I am thinking that the morning exercise yesterday really set me on a very good emotional track for the rest of the day & I should bear that in mind - how good I felt.. I had a relatively quiet day at work yesterday I was very calm internally. i ran/walked & hula hooped. <BR> <BR> On the eating front I did well I came in within calorie range. I got home and I was munchy... Fri, 11 Sep 2015 03:46:32 EST Serotonin http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994550 Up this morning and about to head out for my exercise. It's been 2 weeks. I'm heading to work today. Hoping the exercise will lift the dread I'm feeling. The serotonin released I am hoping will make me mentally level for the day. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I continued with my decluttering project and putting things back in place after the painting. <BR> <BR> I made a shrimp & sausage something (my own creation) and ate it with a whole-wheat pita bread. I also had a salad. I pretty good y... Thu, 10 Sep 2015 04:59:34 EST Simply Put http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5994102 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4d1d2211-8a56-486a-8fc8-50baaa0655ed.jpg"> Wed, 9 Sep 2015 11:47:15 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5993253 Yesterday, was spent cleaning up my place. The decluttering project in the house wasn't completed as planned for the end of August. so I have to add to the project the stuff that was moved due to the painting of the rooms. Today, I need to do some banking and go to the foodstore. <BR> <BR> It's okay in a weird knd-a-way without DS in the house. A lot of my activities today have to do with him (school fees). I am using some of the space his room has created to set up some creative space... Tue, 8 Sep 2015 08:20:33 EST Happy Labour Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5992484 While I was away, I several rooms painted and stuff is still out of place. So in addition to my decluttering project - I've got to put stuff back in its place. I've got a couple days before I go back to work. I did straighten out the linen closet. <BR> <BR> I cooked wild rice yesterday and had that along with some pork that I cooked in the pressure cooker and frozen broccoli. I craved dessert but I don't have anything in the house. I did have a bottle of sparkling wine. <BR> <BR> Took ... Mon, 7 Sep 2015 06:23:07 EST Little bit bout me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5992153 I found this on a friends blog (TerraCottage) and thought I would do it as well! <BR> <BR> <BR> Copy and Paste into your own blog, change the answers to suit you. <BR> <BR> <BR> Where is your cell phone? charging on one of the many laptops I own. <BR> <BR> Spouse? None - I'm a lone ranger. Maybe I go courting now that DS is off in school. <BR> <BR> Your hair? dyed brown with streaks of grey (they are natural). <BR> <BR> Your mother? 81 and active <BR> <BR> Your father? ... Sun, 6 Sep 2015 15:58:39 EST Language http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5991416 I think I'd like to speak a language other than english fluently. I studied french for 6 years and have visited France several times I can communicate but I want to be fluent. I also think in this hemisphere spanish is a necessity. So I'm going to look into pursuing that. I think 3 months in a french speaking country speaking french exclusively should get me fluent and probably a year in a spanish speaking one (I have no spanish background). However unless I hit the lottery I probably ca... Sat, 5 Sep 2015 09:43:31 EST College Bound Catepillar http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5991118 DS & I had our final bonding session. We both laugh about it - he says he's had enough bonding. I am satisfied with the college, the accommodations but he wants to play varsity soccer and I'm not sure that will work out. But I told him he should chase his dream (hence my SPfriend's Kipster's post - were so apropos) and I am prepared to support him within reason. But he's off to college now and I think my role is to gently nudge but I can't command. I hope I speak to him more like an adul... Fri, 4 Sep 2015 20:09:10 EST Smiles http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5990225 Got my laptop from the Geek Squad and so it's easier for me to blog now. <BR> <BR> I made a C on my eating yesterday. We had lunch at Ruby Tuesday. I had the Cajun Jambalaya Pasta. I ate 1/2 of the meal and left the rest in the restaurant. I was tempted to have dessert but I passed. So today's goal is: 1500 = A 1501 - 1600 = B 1601 - 1700 =C <BR> Still not exercising. Walking is getting less and less as my time in Michigan comes to an end. I leave on Saturday. I'm having the feelin... Thu, 3 Sep 2015 10:47:22 EST Destiny http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5989482 Okay, DS is moved in. Destiny had it that I haven't exercise since I got here. It was having me conserve my energy for move in day. At the end of the day, my limbs ached. Even DS was exhausted. He is on the 4th floor. Count ground, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th. Then figure the elevator in the middle was not working (DS is in the middle). The stairs are closer to his room, the other elevator is farthest from his room. What do you do? Take stairs for shortest but hardest route or take elevator f... Wed, 2 Sep 2015 09:50:20 EST Moving On & In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988563 The massage and facial were <em>345</em> . Today is move in day for DS. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cc7a81d6-0a6a-41bb-b155-6ee8350fc4ff.jpg"> Tue, 1 Sep 2015 06:36:18 EST Me Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5988022 Good day Sparkies. It's a challenge using the tablet to post & my phone is out of the question. <BR> <BR> Went to Bonner Christmas Wonderland in Frankenmuth, MI yesterday. It was about a 90 ims. drive each way. That's long for me. The place is awesome if you are into Christmas decorating. It is also expensive. Mind you I saw a outdoor yard decoration there for $37 and a person is selling it on Ebay for $100. But if you have a theme for your x-mas tree you can make it a reality at Bonn... Mon, 31 Aug 2015 10:58:50 EST Checking In http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5987309 Th weather in Dearborn is lovely. It's not hot or cold. It's overcast but not muggy. There were sporadic showers. I don't think I've sweated yet. There's no traffic congestion. Only congestion was at the airport when we came in. I went to get the car while DS waited on the bags. There was alot of traffic when I drove back to the airport. <BR> <BR> I've not done any intentional exercise. We've walked alot shopping. I'm exercising vicariously through the IAAF World Track & Field Ch... Sun, 30 Aug 2015 09:47:22 EST We still need radio http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5986520 Well we are in Dearborn Michigan. I am struggling to keep up with the World Championships of athletics and I'm having to listen to it on the radio broadcast from the IAAF site. I also have an 'on the go' version of my cable subscription at home so I can watch it on my tablet using that application. It is just that sometimes the bandwidth in the hotel is not sufficient and you will only get audio. But thank the Lord for the radio at least I can be aware of what's going on in a relatively time ... Fri, 28 Aug 2015 20:13:54 EST Weather Whether Whenever http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5985656 Weather in Ft. Lauderdale means we arrived here (FLL) late & missed connection. Will resume travel this evening so hopefully we'll arrive Detroit tonight. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2ec49026-3dcb-48f1-8d89-361e5a2d1b36.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d104d054-1ed4-4819-b5c9-a27eb2add846.jpg"> Thu, 27 Aug 2015 09:24:03 EST We're off late http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5985249 There's a Hurricane in the neighbourhood- expected to viist on Sat. <BR> Looks like the plane out of Nassau will be late. Maybe the weasther is causing it. The clouds r dark & thick. Its raining sporadically. The temperature is nice mindy you. <BR> <BR> We had a farewell lunch Grandmother, me & DS. DS says he's ready to go. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/77c70129-c191-4076-bac2-91251b265a6a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/g... Wed, 26 Aug 2015 16:14:55 EST The College Talk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984349 The past 2 weeks have been very busy. Work responsibilities and preparing for DS to go to college my have contributed to some of my fatigue. Work demands have been discharged, my full team is back so it's not all on me and the time draws nigh for DS to depart I feel things are manageable. I must say DS college life is still causing me anxiety. It's new and you hope all will go well with him. Also I wonder what my life is going to be like with no roommate. Freedom - can I rejoice in it ... Tue, 25 Aug 2015 08:17:22 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5984156 Enjoying the IAAF World Championships alot. The Bahamas has not medalled YET!! <BR> <BR> - It was a busy day today. Got car fixed, made a brief presentation and got through it and went for the Bike Ride today. Colleagues are back in office. Everything is coming up roses. <BR> <BR> Had quiche for breakfast this morning and the next meal was at 9 p.m. I was that busy. I had some chicken with rice and steamed cabbage. I measured the rice but not the meat and cabbage. <BR> <BR> <img src="... Mon, 24 Aug 2015 22:34:19 EST Be Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5983309 Went for the walk with my friend and took Soursop so I could kill 2 birds with one stone. <BR> <BR> Came home - I missed the 100m Finals in the IAAF World Championships. Congrats Usain Bolt. Gaitlin did well too - so did the 20 year old third place finishers (there was a tie). I fell asleep and woke around 3 p.m. I've done no decluttering this weekend. I cancelled the tennis because I had a problem with my car. So I've got to deal with that in morning. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://ph... Sun, 23 Aug 2015 17:34:27 EST Patience http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5982863 Friday - I felt really tired at work. I did my errands, had my hair done and when I got back to work I wanted to leave. It was about 3 p.m. but because I had the tennis date at 5:30 p.m. I struggled to stay at work. I was very tempted to call and cancel tennis but I was focused on getting the exercise in and not giving in to my fatigue. So I changed at work and headed to the tennis court got there at 5:30 p.m. My partner texts she's on her way. At 5:45 p.m. she text she's on her way, t... Sat, 22 Aug 2015 22:01:40 EST Weekend loading http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5981956 Slept well last night. Awoke at 5 a.m. and took the dog for a walk. As a result of walking the dog, my Mom has taken to walking 2 of her poodles. I hope she keeps it up. They don't go far but at 81 any few steps is wonderful. <BR> <BR> I'm supposed to play tennis this evening. I hope this comes off because the organizer has been trying to get this organized since Tuesday. I also have a pampering session with my hairdresser today. <BR> <BR> I have some personal errands to run - so I ... Fri, 21 Aug 2015 08:46:38 EST Hot & Bothered http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5981737 I was in a very sour mood today. The presentation did not take place because one of the four presenters was not ready and we were only advised of this until the night before. I really wanted to get this presentation behind me so that I could continue my plan to exit the company. Anyway I think I managed to compartmentalize the disappointment as much as possible but I know that I didn't feel good. I left work and came home ate and then to sleep. So by 6 o'clock I was asleep. It's now 9:30 p.m.... Thu, 20 Aug 2015 21:28:11 EST