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/ Golden Hours http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921691 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/1/l612308807.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The weather is exceptional here. Not too cold not too hot just right!!! <BR> <BR> Sun, 3 May 2015 08:37:12 EST Wisconsin Marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5921456 Completed the Wisconsin marathon in Kenosha Wisconsin. It was a very very scenic. Quite a bit of it proceeded along Lake Michigan and then went by some very styllish houses. I didn't do as well but I completed it in 6:49. This marathon will be remembered as the first time that I got a blister on the bottom of my foot and also the first time I've ever had problems with my tennis shoes and my socks. But Wisconsin is in the books. Something else that was noteworthy - Jen, Jill & Ju finishe... Sat, 2 May 2015 19:08:12 EST Rain Run http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920669 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l157551709.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Went for a run in the rain - light rain - nice run. Gotta complete the strength and stretching later. I'm travelling today - again. Yes, going to do a marathon. But I feel better not so disjointed. Thinking about the eating strategy - I really liked the Cobb Salad. <BR> <BR> So exercise streak still intact. Eating is still a challenge. 300 over. But I did weigh and measure food yesterday. I logged but n... Fri, 1 May 2015 08:57:34 EST Cheatin' on the Streakin' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5920261 Did a little cheatin on the streakin. Inside of exercising at 5 a.m. I went out about 8 a.m. Took advantage of cloudy skies and the threat of rain. Rode my bike to the park, did my workout and rode back home. 1st time on a bike since March 8 - that Bike MS must have been traumatic <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l2033686276.jpg"> Thu, 30 Apr 2015 13:50:09 EST Streakin' http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5919683 Day 3 and it was accomplished in the face of insurmountable odds. <em>345</em> Got up at 4:30 a.m. went outside to start my routine (which is some stretches) it was sprying. Decided better get the walk in before the rain comes, so I set off. As I neared the end of the walk the rain came down harder and harder. Went inside to stretch and do my Gimme 5 challenge. Got 1/2 way through it and had to stop because I ran out of time. I was leaving the house around 7 a.m. to take my niece to he... Wed, 29 Apr 2015 12:36:53 EST Blessing to come http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918946 Got a streak going Day 2 of getting up in the morning and going out to exercise. When I woke it was raining but after about 40 minutes it stopped and I headed out. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I ordered a hamburger with fries and a coke for lunch. That was not planned. I ate 1/2 the fries and had an open hamburger sandwich. I went over my calorie goal by 300 calories. In the evening yesterdayI actually went for a walk (10 mins) and then did a Gimme 5 challenge. That was more than I expected... Tue, 28 Apr 2015 07:58:35 EST Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5918371 I working to get out of this malaise. Yesterday, I kept active. I knitted, researched, reviewed plans, cooked and forgot to water my garden. Watered them this morning after completing my exercise. Broccoli and Radishes were planted on Friday. But this morning I was awake at 4:30 a.m. and exercising at 5 a.m. I've packed lunch and prepared dinner for this evening. So I've started well. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1343949861.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Mon, 27 Apr 2015 08:20:16 EST Status Quo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917829 It's 8 a.m. and the a/c is already on. The positives of yesterday. I had a yearning for KFC the fried version. I had the opportunity to stop at it several times, chauffeuring DS up and down, but I didn't (laziness). Instead I cooked a steak and ate 1/2 a baked potato with sautéed onions and garlic ( sautéed in butter). I had a salad ( <em>198</em> ) with a vinaigrette dressing (good on the fat side bad on the sugar side probably). But didn't drink water quota. <BR> <BR> no physic... Sun, 26 Apr 2015 08:33:11 EST Plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5917437 Eating was good yesterday, exercise was non-existent. Mentally I feel foggy about my Spark journey. I think I used to have a sharper focus - I was more enthused. It's like there is an obstacle that if I can just get it out of the way, there'll be an tidal wave of progress. I feel like I'm just marking time, treading water. Decided to sleep late - until 8 a.m. <BR> <BR> I had strawberries and banana salad for breakfast this morning. Quite unplanned because I was too lazy to 'make' breakf... Sat, 25 Apr 2015 11:19:33 EST No Plan No Worries http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916855 The longer I'm exposed to temptation the less willpower I display, Yesterday at the seminar even though I did the plate trick, the real trick was staying away from the desserts. The desserts got better as the week went along or I got weaker as the week went along. And they are small servings probably what would be within acceptable guidelines for weight loss if you had one. I had 3 additional. <BR> <BR> Came home and let a spry deter me from exercising. But I spent 10 minutes fooling ... Fri, 24 Apr 2015 09:09:53 EST Growing Hope http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5916265 Felt energized yesterday. After the seminar, I went for a walk. I also hula hooped and skipped. I then did some gardening. I planted my herbs. It is amazing that last year this time I had a lovely herb garden but something ate the leaves and it's like the garden never existed. So I bought some $1 packet seeds and said I'd try again. I'm also going to plant some in pots indoor to see if the problem is confined to that area outside or what. I planted, parsley, anise, chamomile, chives a... Thu, 23 Apr 2015 08:34:53 EST Redo Better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915628 My niece did get to the clinic and my friend helped me out alot on that. Apparently, my niece's pressure is high and she has to go back on Thursday. <BR> <BR> The seminar was okay, but I didn't feel well so I was restless. I finally went to the back and stood up. For the mid-morning break I did have a fruit, croissant and a danish. For lunch, my plate was 1/3 salad and the remainder was protein and carbs. I had to leave the seminar and walk to another meeting which was about 1 mile aw... Wed, 22 Apr 2015 08:16:00 EST Hectic Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5915009 Eat well yesterday, but no exercise. Went to the grocery store to gets some necessities and found myself eating supper when I realized that I was supposed to go and exercise before this. <BR> <BR> Got up this morning and went for a 10 minute stroll. Didn't feel well so I came back in. I have a seminar to attend for the next three days. So that means eating challenges. I asked a friend to help me get my niece to the clinic and pick her up. <BR> <BR> Goals for today: <BR> Drink 8 gla... Tue, 21 Apr 2015 07:33:56 EST Return to Routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5914360 Good morning - time to get ready for the routine to begin again. Yesterday, after arriving home I slept alot. I have sore spots not from laying down but from the marathon. <BR> <BR> My lunch is packed and so is my exercise bag. Since I didn't go out this morning, the next available time is in the evening. It will be a stroll. I purchased a hula hoop which can be dismantled. It's quite heavy but it stays up really well. In reading reviews about hula hoops there were comments about t... Mon, 20 Apr 2015 07:33:57 EST Early & Out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913758 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1256725673.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l88423904.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Headed to Nassau. Flight is 6a.m. Sun, 19 Apr 2015 05:26:23 EST Carmel Indiana marathon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5913533 Carmel, Indiana marathon is in the books. I walked very very fast and managed to finish 6:35. The road had slight hills but not overly so. Its more the construction of the road rather than the terrain itself. The weather was warm but not sunny it was actually overcast. The predicted weather was a hihg of 73 degrees and when we started it was predicted to be about 51 degrees. Carmel is a very cosmopolitan I guess thT is the right word.. It is designed to incorporate opportunities for e... Sat, 18 Apr 2015 16:22:55 EST Improvements begin with I http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912855 I am traveling again. Today I am in Indianapolis Indiana I am going to participate in the Marathon on Saturday April 18th. <BR> <BR> I left on Thursday and. the flight was scheduled to leave at 8 a.m. and left at 10 a.m. But they had sent out texts emails and voice messages indicating the new departure time so I didn't arrive at the airport prior to the new sheduled departure time. However they gave you a $10 voucher for the inconvenience to have breakfast. I had had breakfast before I left... Fri, 17 Apr 2015 10:01:00 EST ReDo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5912196 I ate at least 3 freggies yesterday. Went over calorie goal by 500. Will retry again. Didn't exercise yesterday - eventhough I put on my clothes. During the day, I went to visit an old friend (she's actually my niece) she's like 45 and has had a stroke. She's recovering, but she is on government assistance and is facing some challenges in getting her therapy and medication. So we chatted for a good while. Did some good and did some not so good. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sp... Thu, 16 Apr 2015 06:50:51 EST Deliver me from temptation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5911539 Yesterday was a controlled eating day. Later on in the evening I had a yearning for something sweet. The only thing I have in the house that are sweet juices and apple s. But that is not the kind of sweet I was desiring. Well because I have none of my desires in the house I could not indulge my sweet yearning. So it was drink water and go back to bed. I guess that is the key don't have your weaknesses available to temptation. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l15... Wed, 15 Apr 2015 01:50:57 EST Cookie monster http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910980 Went to exercise on the park yesterday evening. I waited until 7 p.m. because it's hot and humid here. I had to go into the city center to do some work, so I parked a fair distance from the venue and walked. I went up and down the stairs at work about 3x. So by 7p.m. I was just focusing on getting 10k steps in . That took about 25 mins. I then went to the grocery store to stock up the fridge. By the way, I could not get the rhythm on my hula hoop. The hoop I have here is very light w... Tue, 14 Apr 2015 06:56:10 EST Back to Work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5910707 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l1308638630.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/1/l2129988608.jpg"> Mon, 13 Apr 2015 17:53:19 EST Easy Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909996 Today's is my mother's Birthday. We celebrated yesterday. I did eat a slice of cake and I ate vegetables probably 2 servings and had a cup of juice so that got in 3 servings of Freggies. But I had 2 hamburger. We had to sample a beef from a grain fed cow and a grass fed cow. We also had alot of wine to drink. So good on the left bad on the right. Didn't drink enough water. <BR> <BR> We are in the Bahamas now. I have no goals today. Drink lots of water. It's really hot here. I've un... Sun, 12 Apr 2015 15:50:28 EST I'm responsible http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5909290 Gotta C for Goals yesterday. I got 6 glasses of water down, exceeded calories by 400, <BR> Today <BR> - 3servings of Freggie <BR> - one slice of cake (celebrating Sis & Mom's b-days) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l1709706260.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/0/l307512278.jpg"> Sat, 11 Apr 2015 08:57:56 EST the dog ate my lunch http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908699 I get the big F for achieving goals yesterday. This is case of the dog ate my lunch. <BR> <BR> # 1 - the blog posted twice yesterday. I deleted one of them eventually after I could get back on the internet and it happened to be the one with comments on it. Don't know how to retrieve it. <BR> #2 - not able to log meals because the internet was not working initially and by the time I got down to Maryland I was exhausted and just didn't log the meals. So I can't say yet whether I stayed withi... Fri, 10 Apr 2015 07:07:24 EST Small Steps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5908172 Well I feel pretty good about my daily goals set yesterday. I did achieve them. So today I am going to add to them to the positive ones - I will log my food. The negative one not going over calorie range. <BR> <BR> We are leaving the resort today so we're in the process of packing up, cleaning up and will be heading back to my sisters house. We still have a few more days in the USA we leave on Sunday. So we've got a couple more things to planned for the trip and must say I'm enjoying it qui... Thu, 9 Apr 2015 09:04:36 EST Daily Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907868 Today I decided that I would have daily goals - two things one that I will do and one that I will not do. So the goal was to drink 8 glasses of water and the will not was to not drink soda. So far so good. So I think I will try to do the daily goals and then each day add to them. <BR> <BR> I didn't go to water aerobics today instead I played tennis with my nephew. I was very honored to play with him because he's 17 years old and they tend not to like to fool with the old people as they s... Wed, 8 Apr 2015 17:43:26 EST bad for health good for spirit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5907353 Well I guess I should've known today was not going to be a very good Spark day. I went to do the water aerobics but I went to the wrong pool. I'd asked the attendance where the water aerobics was and she directed me to the pool. I got there and I thought something was wrong because this pool didnt look like the pool that was in the picture. I said you know how they doctor photographs so I guess this is it. I waited until 11 and nobody was made to come out of the pool or I didn't see the ins... Tue, 7 Apr 2015 21:58:57 EST Excess in the right places http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906267 I was just thinking about how much food my sister has at her house. For the meal yesterday that served 12 persons all of the stuff was already in her pantry or in her fridge. so it wasn't really a planned get together it was sort of impromptu and to think that you have that kind of food stored in the house it's really amazing. It's also interesting in the selection of food that she has. She has whole milk whereas at my house I have skimmed milk. she has more potato chips and cookies and crac... Mon, 6 Apr 2015 08:56:22 EST Happy Easter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5906073 Well today was a wonderful day I spent a whole lot of time with my family. The day started with me preparing brunch for the family who all went to church. So I started about 8 a.m. and by 1 p.m. the meal was ready. My cake didn't turn out very well. But I guess that's a good thing that way those calories were'nt consumed. I had alot of red wine so my heart should be well taken care of for a while now. <BR> <BR> I don't mind cooking because I can control the contents or the the ingredients... Sun, 5 Apr 2015 22:17:38 EST Doing Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5905377 I am being very regimented since I've been on my vacation which started on Thursday. I got up this morning and organized DS. then while he was doing an activity I went to the food store. Bought some fruit and other good things for me and the family. I put food in the slow cooker for later. I then went for a run around the block and I skipped rope for 3 minutes and did a hula hoop for 3 minutes. The rope is a much better quality than the one that I use at home. So I was able to tell the diff... Sat, 4 Apr 2015 14:05:21 EST Good Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904604 As I thought about what I wanted to blog my mind went back to yesterday and what I did. DS, my mother and I went shopping and we had lunch at Cheesecake Factory. I ordered a spicy chicken Chipotle pasta. I ate all of the meat out of it and the asparagus but left half of the pasta. My mother ordered some cheesecake to carry home for my niece n nephew who did not go shopping with us. And as I was thinking about what to blog I remembered the cheesecake in the fridge. And I'd love Cheesecake Fact... Fri, 3 Apr 2015 06:49:46 EST thoughts for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5904095 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/7/l376337106.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/3/l133479902.jpg"> Thu, 2 Apr 2015 09:08:23 EST Back to the Beach http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5903392 Hey Guess What <em>223</em> I'm travelling again. <em>33</em> My Mother, son and I are going to visit my sister and her husband and 2 kids in Maryland. I will go to work and leave from there. I am exhausted and would love to stay home in my bed and rest or vacation. But family pressures. We'll be there for 10 days. One of our longest trips yet. I hope I can survive. <BR> <BR> Got up this morning and went for workout. I felt fresh and I RAN. The air was cool and at the end th... Wed, 1 Apr 2015 08:14:10 EST Ying and Yang http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902807 We arrived back in Nassau and home around 7:30 p.m. yesterday. DS check up was good and so he's out of the cast and he has some exercises he is supposed to do to get the arm limber. i'm feeling much better because he can write (means he can do his exams) and he's getting more movement in the thumb (one of the exams is playing a trumpet). We go back in a month. <BR> <BR> The travelling is stressful and it's disruptive. It breaks up my day alot because you basically have to dedicate 2 days... Tue, 31 Mar 2015 08:39:15 EST Miami Open http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5902103 Had a wonderful day with DS. We had breakfast then did some shopping. Rested and then went to the Miami Open tennis tournament in the evening. I walked a lot but also ate a lot. It's cold for Miami. The Miami tournament was on my list & as fate would have it I was in Miami while it was happening. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l587339592.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/4/l545242570.jpg"> Mon, 30 Mar 2015 06:43:17 EST Perfect happy Sunday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901739 hello Sparkfriends. I had to get up early today to catch the flight. DS is having a check up tomorrow so I thought we would come early so we wouldn't have any anxiety about traveling or the plane etc. <BR> DS seems to be improving. this will only be a short trip me overnight and then we go back to the Bahamas I am the afternoon on Monday. We have a big holiday coming up in the country its Easter and we get Good Friday off and what we call Easter Monday. Really looking forward to that time off... Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:21:48 EST Live your Best Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5901196 Live Your Best Life <BR> <BR> It only takes a moment <BR> To stop and take a breath <BR> To take in all the sights, and sounds <BR> To enjoy all life has to give <BR> <BR> Don’t take time for granted <BR> Because it quickly slips away <BR> Years cannot be promised <BR> So enjoy every single day <BR> <BR> Time and life are precious <BR> And we only get one chance <BR> To live life to its fullest <BR> To live in happiness <BR> <BR> Live your best life <BR> Starting with today <BR> Make su... Sat, 28 Mar 2015 13:02:47 EST I Ask http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5900441 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l15375587.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I am thankful that yesterday I was: <BR> - peaceful <BR> - productive <BR> - proactive <BR> <BR> Today I ask for: <BR> - patience <BR> - money <BR> - healthy family <BR> <BR> I have a social setting today, so I have to give an performance worthy of an Oscar nomination. But today is Friday and that is a good thing. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/5/l350657748.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Fri, 27 Mar 2015 06:08:44 EST Lessons to learn http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899929 My family is not the tightest but we seem to have a 'fair' approach to money. I am dealing with a family whose mother passed and she left her insurance to her estate. This means that the family has to probate the estate in order for the insurance company to release the proceeds. There are 6 children. To start the process you need to get birth certificates. The oldest sister refuses to give information on herself - she mad at the oldest boy. The oldest boy doesn't know the birthdates of ... Thu, 26 Mar 2015 08:50:49 EST Made the Call http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5899294 Alas or At Last - I called a senior friend and a relative (that's 2 different people). Had a long chat with my senior friend. My relative she is so cheery - she suffered a stroke - I found out last year and I kept planning to call her and I couldn't believe that a year past before I actually did it. That made me feel plenty bad. So I admitted this to her and she responded positively. I felt really good about calling these people but then thought that is very selfish of you - Ju - you doi... Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:09:58 EST Consistency http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5898661 I went for a RUN yesterday evening. I did laps around a track. In between laps I would hula or do jumping jacks (my skipping rope wasn't in the car). My first lap was slow and I could hardly hula. The second lap I was warmer and then I really got the abs working on the hula. Each lap I did a bit faster and each hula had more revolutions. I then switched to jumping jacks and I managed 40secs non-stop and then 45secs. I really enjoyed it. My legs felt fresh. Often when people see me wi... Tue, 24 Mar 2015 08:42:32 EST Routine http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897983 Today, we try to resume our normal routine. This means going to work and working on other goals. It's an overcast day and there's a light breeze. <BR> <BR> I still haven't reconnected with my senior friends. I plan to do at least one today. Lent is coming to an end. Got a lot to do to get a pass grade. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1571757210.jpg"> <BR> Mon, 23 Mar 2015 08:20:15 EST Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5897746 I am blogging from the Bahamas. DS is fine and he says he wants to go to school tomorrow. I told him 'no horse playing' - I need that arm to heal more than he does. Our flight was at 7 a.m. so by 8 a.m. we were at home (30 mins flight). After unpacking went to sleep. Then got up and made a salad and then a chicken pot pie. Watch tennis - both of my choices won - Simone Halep and Novak Djokovic. I didn't watch all of Djokovic's game because I decided to go for a walk. Went for a walk a... Sun, 22 Mar 2015 20:40:53 EST Long Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896936 DS surgery is over, he came through. He was discharged so we'll travel home tomorrow. He broke his arm and had to have surgery to set the bone. It was a long day, yesterday. <BR> <BR> No exercising and limited eatimg yesterday. Today it's a wonderful day, we'll go outside for some walking . <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l197893339.jpg"> <BR> Sat, 21 Mar 2015 10:49:00 EST Arrow Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896296 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1522528924.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l627426246.jpg"> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:06:52 EST Plan A then B http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5896146 When I woke this morning I was in Nassau and the plan was to go to work. At 12:30p.m. I was boarding a plane to the U.S.A. to take DS to a drs. appointment to get a second opinion on his arm. He will have surgery tomorrow and I trust all will go well. <BR> <BR> I made my sourdough bread last night at midnight I put it in the oven. I couldn't sample it or make my bread-bowl because I had to rush and leave home to go to the airport I'm due home Sunday. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photo... Thu, 19 Mar 2015 21:21:53 EST Juggling work, me and parenthood http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5895083 So my daily job got in the way of being productive. <em>334</em> I had to read a document at work and make edits so that took the entire day. I was only able to get a couple things on my list done. I did manage to review some finances and things look positive. I wished I'd seen $1mm there but I'm a thousand-naire. Hopefully today will be different. <BR> <BR> Must have strained a muscle doing that exercise video on Monday cos it's hurting. The limbs ain't what they used to be. I'll ... Wed, 18 Mar 2015 08:07:49 EST Another Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5894405 Got a lot done yesterday personally. So it was a productive day. I now have to wait on others to respond. Did a circuit workout and a Jessica Smith video. I'm doing he Spring Forward series. <BR> I ate according to the plan - so I think I should come in within calorie goal. <BR> <BR> Well today, another list to go through. More discipline to exercise and happiness to pursue. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/2/l821034685.jpg"> Tue, 17 Mar 2015 06:54:52 EST Planning for Goal-filled Monday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893764 We had electricity all day yesterday. My girlfriend in the western part of the island did not though. At work we have a generator so I hope by this evening the problem will be resolved completely. <BR> <BR> I did a lot of cooking yesterday, so I should have food for the week. I am also trying a sourdough bread. It takes a couple days to do it. I used my bread maker to make a wholewheat bread. I think the next time I will cook it in a conventional oven rather than in the bread maker. I... Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:40:16 EST Intermittent Light in the forecast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5893139 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l1228409386.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Remember this game - no electricity needed <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l661195333.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l1930314633.jpg"> Sun, 15 Mar 2015 02:45:23 EST