TIME4ME-CHERYL's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TIME4ME%2DCHERYL TIME4ME-CHERYL'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/ How To Start A Fight... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3993532 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/9/l999010743.jpg"> <BR> One year, I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a Christmas gift. The next year, I didn't buy her a gift. When she asked me why, I replied, "Well, you still haven't used the gift I bought you last year!" <BR> <BR> And that's how the fight started..... <BR> ________________________________ <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/4/l642242289.jpg"> <BR> My wife and I were watching W... Sat, 5 Feb 2011 20:25:52 EST THOUGHT FOR THE DAY... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3966168 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/4/l74787352.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I don't want to brag or make anyone jealous or anything, but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school. <BR> Thu, 27 Jan 2011 13:39:27 EST Dearest friends and relatives: http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3944309 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l867388441.jpg"> <BR> Just wanted to say thank you to all. As we progress into the year 2011, I want to thank all of you for your educational e-mails over the past year. I am totally screwed up now and have little chance of recovery. <BR> <BR> I no longer open a bathroom door without using a paper towel, or have the waitress put lemon slices in my ice water without worrying about the bacteria on the lemon peel. <BR> <BR> I can’t use the ... Thu, 20 Jan 2011 13:43:35 EST Letting Go and Saying No... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3921375 I struggl with this a lot but spent yesterday doing it... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/3/l432380972.jpg"> <BR> I know I have a LOT to do but yesterday was a good start. <BR> I just have to remember... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l49826300.jpg"> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 12:42:27 EST The Importance of Walking... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3893160 The Importance of Walking <BR> <BR> Walking can add minutes to your life. <BR> This enables you at 85 years old <BR> to spend an additional 5 months in a nursing <BR> home at $7000 per month. <BR> <BR> I like long walks, <BR> especially when they are taken <BR> by people who annoy me. <BR> <BR> The only reason I would take up walking <BR> is so that I could hear heavy breathing again. <BR> <BR> I have to walk early in the morning, <BR> before my brain figures out what I'm doing.. <BR> ... Wed, 5 Jan 2011 14:30:48 EST Let Every Day Be Christmas... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3862043 Christmas is forever, not for just one day, <BR> for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away <BR> like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf. <BR> The good you do for others is good you do yourself. <BR> <BR> (Written by Norman W. Brooks) Sat, 25 Dec 2010 20:13:53 EST Help me make it thru today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3859477 Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm. <BR> <BR> God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. Living one day at a time; Enjoying one moment at a time; Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace; Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it; Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will; That I may be reasonably happy in this l... Thu, 23 Dec 2010 15:17:04 EST Help me make it thru today... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3859476 Serenity is not freedom from the storm, but peace amid the storm. Thu, 23 Dec 2010 15:16:58 EST "What Letting Go Really Means".... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3850631 To "let go" does not mean to stop caring. It means I can't do it for someone else. <BR> <BR> To "let go" is not to cut myself off. It's the realization that I can't control another. <BR> <BR> To "let go" is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in my hands, but in God's. <BR> <BR> To "let go" is not to try to change or blame another. It's to make the most possible out of myself. <BR> <BR> To "let go" is not to care for, but care about. <BR> <BR> To "let go" is not to fix... Sat, 18 Dec 2010 10:46:18 EST Feeling Blue? Vitamin C May Be For You... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3847504 By Susan McQuillan <BR> Reviewed by QualityHealth's Medical Advisory Board <BR> <BR> If your mood is not as good as it could be, and you can't figure out why, take a good look at your diet. You may be able to change your frame of mind by eating foods that are rich in vitamin C. <BR> <BR> Past research has shown a link between psychological disorders and Vitamin C deficiencies. Most recently, a Canadian study, published in a 2010 issue of the professional journal Nutrition, found that the em... Thu, 16 Dec 2010 13:15:34 EST Tips for Exercising in Cold Weather... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3834651 We all know that exercise is important for staying healthy. And that's easy to do when the weather is nice. But how about those cold winter months? <BR> <BR> You can work out safely when the temperature drops—just exercise some caution. <BR> <BR> Cold air has been known to trigger asthma attacks and chest pain in some people. But the asthma may be more from the dry air than from the cold itself. <BR> <BR> Two things to keep in mind when you're out in the cold: <BR> <BR> Hypothermia can oc... Thu, 9 Dec 2010 15:56:20 EST Don't Forget The Turkey... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3801780 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/1/l713916271.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/5/l458900745.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/6/l968141441.jpg"> Tue, 23 Nov 2010 12:29:56 EST Baby Porcupine Lesson.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3724144 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l199211439.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Fable of The Porcupine <BR> <BR> <BR> It was the coldest winter ever. Many animals died because of the cold. <BR> <BR> The porcupines, realizing the situation, decided to group together. This way they covered and protected themselves; but the quills of each one wounded their closest companions, even though they gave off heat to each other. <BR> <BR> After awhile, they decided to distance themselves, one from t... Mon, 18 Oct 2010 18:56:37 EST "The Garden Of Your Daily Life" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3710486 PLANT THREE ROWS OF PEAS: <BR> 1. Peace of mind <BR> 2. Peace of heart <BR> 3. Peace of soul <BR> <BR> PLANT FOUR ROWS OF SQUASH: <BR> 1. Squash gossip <BR> 2. Squash indifference <BR> 3. Squash grumbling <BR> 4. Squash selfishness <BR> <BR> PLANT FOUR ROWS OF LETTUCE: <BR> 1. Lettuce be faithful <BR> 2. Lettuce be kind <BR> 3. Lettuce be patient <BR> 4. Lettuce really love one another <BR> <BR> NO GARDEN WITHOUT TURNIPS: <BR> 1. Turnip for meetings <BR> 2. Turnip for service... Tue, 12 Oct 2010 13:42:02 EST Surviving another challenge... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3625504 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/5/l550697611.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Dealing with optical neuritis isn't fun...can't do much when you can't see. Thank goodness for music and books on tape. <BR> <BR> I'm not as bad as Mr. Magoo, but it's very hard to focus for long periods. <BR> <BR> Anyway, just wanted to let you all know that I'm still around <BR> <BR> ...STARTING FROM SCRATCH, but I haven't given up. <BR> <BR> My husband bought something for my bike so I can pedal away in the... Fri, 10 Sep 2010 14:21:12 EST Camping/Fishing trip... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3543898 Had a nice family weekend away last weekend. Guided fishing started off slow, but once the fish started biting things got better...could have done without the bugs though. I survived 5 hours on the boat, but took a nice nap once we got back to the cabin. Thank goodness for the guide who cleaned this fish which my stomach can't handle. We aren't big fish eaters so my husband tookour catch to work for the staff to take home. Mon, 16 Aug 2010 19:10:32 EST I can do this.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3509356 I'm preparing for weekend camping/fishing trip with family. I'm hoping the bugs will leave me alone this weekend or I'll be in the cabin. I don't get why I am the only one that gets bit, my husband & kids never have a problem. I'm hoping we catch our limit early but just in case I've charged up my ipod & I'll have a book. I'll be on the boat with a fishing pole <em>40</em> but it's been years since I've been fishing so it will be interesting. <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 11:20:02 EST Feeling Better... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3495370 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l529197979.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Just wanted to say <em>304</em> to everyone for their prayers, well wishes, goodies, etc. since my MS flare up. I'm getting better and did some much needed cleaning around the house & had no additional problems. I'm still taking it slow & hanging out on SP & will try some cardio at the gym tonight with my kids by my side just in case. <BR> <BR> I always try to find something good from a "bad" situation and bef... Mon, 2 Aug 2010 14:08:43 EST 30 Day Shred update... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3461241 Just wanted to update you on my status. I have TEMPORARILY stopped my 30 Day Shred workout. I think because of recent events - niece giving birth, great-nephew in the hospital, HOT weather, and not resting like I should - I have had an MS flare up. I'm doing O.K., but those of you familiar with MS may know that it causes fatigue which is what I'm experiencing. I am resting as much as I can and sleep when I feel tired. Fortunately my family took care of the meals except for one evening wh... Fri, 23 Jul 2010 09:43:06 EST New baby has arrived... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3438734 My niece gave birth unexpectedly on Monday night. She was 38 weeks and had been having contractions off and on Monday morning, but 20-30 minutes apart. She went in just for a checkup and was told she was dilated to 9 and she didn't have any pain until 30 minutes before he was born which was good because for the 2nd time she was not able to receive any pain medication. <BR> <BR> I left my 13 yo daughter with my niece while I went to pick up the baby's father just in case she delivered befor... Fri, 16 Jul 2010 14:23:35 EST Day 8: 30 Day Shred http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3428894 I am noticing improvements on each move <em>104</em> I found out yesterday that I need to rest before my workout. I spent about an hour outside cleaning & then inside to do my workout, but it was a bit much for me. It was probably because it was too warm outside, but just in case I will at least relax for 30 minutes before my workout. Tue, 13 Jul 2010 19:56:14 EST Day 7: 30 Day Shred http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3424384 <em>244</em> I made it one week last night!! My son still wants to try level 2 on day 11 and I am willing to try it, but definitely with some modifications. <BR> <BR> My one major accomplishment is that I was able to do crunches the entire time during the first circuit without having to take a 5 second break. By circuits 2 & 3 I needed to take a break, but still, that was a baby step for me! <BR> <BR> Tonight is day 8 & I'm thinking if I can do the workout between 7 & 8 pm that is good ... Mon, 12 Jul 2010 15:31:54 EST Day 6: 30 Day Shred... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3421259 I made it another day on this program and I like the jumping jacks & jump rope better with the side step modification. I do enjoy the workout earlier in the day, but I noticed I didn't sleep as well last night, so tonight for day 7 I may try it around 7pm & see if that is better for me. I got on the scale today but there was no weight loss, but a pound gain so hopefully that won't happen again, but I did have too many calories last week. <em>2</em> Sun, 11 Jul 2010 19:47:55 EST Day 5: 30 Day Shred... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3415595 I love my son...with that said...HAS HE LOST HIS MIND!!! O.K. I completed day 5 this afternoon and the only down side is that I'm so tired afterward that I want to take a nap, but I'm trying not to. Because I made the comment that I'm finally able to do the quad stretch (I think that's what it is <em>246</em> ) that my darling son seems to think I'll be able to start level 2 by day 11 <em>40</em> I politely reminded him that his mother has a few medical issues and altho "HE" may be read... Fri, 9 Jul 2010 18:38:35 EST Day 4: 30 Day Shred... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3415460 I made it thru day 4 last night and I'm still making modifications, but that's O.K. I'm happy to be able to do what I can w/o modifications, but to avoid an E.R. visit because I fell, I must make some changes. I did notice that some things were getting a bit easier for me so that's good. <BR> <BR> I'll blog later with my day 5 which is actually today, but we are going to try to workout before 9pm to see if that's better. <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Fri, 9 Jul 2010 17:31:27 EST Day 3: 30 Day Shred... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3413090 I did day 3 yesterday & I did notice a few of the moves were a little easier, so I'm hopeful. I was too tired to post about it last night. <BR> <BR> Wish me luck for day 4 tonight! <BR> <BR> I've got to plan my days better so I'm not "shredding" at 9pm every night. <BR> <BR> Have a good night all, my son is calling me so we can start our shredding! Thu, 8 Jul 2010 23:28:59 EST Day 2: 30 Day Shred... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3406385 Well I survived another workout with the help of my son. I sure was feeling it in my legs and arms this morning so I put off the workout until the evening. I worked up a sweat and made a few more modifications and didn't need to lean on the furniture as much for support. <BR> <BR> After this workout, I expect to sleep well tonight. <BR> <BR> Day 3 shred...BRING IT ON!! Wed, 7 Jul 2010 02:11:10 EST Day 1: 30 Day Shred... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3402061 OH MY GOSH!!! I had a hard time with Level 1 beginner <em>246</em> But I hung in there & completed the workout. My son was by my side although he wasn't thrilled at first, but he wanted to support mom. My husband watched us while he drank his coffee and helped as I was trying to do the moves they were doing. <BR> <BR> I thought it was funny how some exercises allowed for modification, but others didn't so I improvised. I have terrible balance due to my MS and the jumping jacks and jump... Mon, 5 Jul 2010 21:48:36 EST Happy 4th of July... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3398766 “Let every nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, we shall pay any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any friend, oppose any foe, to assure the survival and success of liberty.” ~ John Fitzgerald Kennedy <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/6/l6624202.jpg"> Sun, 4 Jul 2010 19:27:08 EST Busy day, but a nice evening... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3394527 It was a busy day for us, lots of running around and it didn't seem like we accomplished much, but we took care of a lot of little things. The nice thing was we were all so busy that I started cooking later than normal so we were all home to eat together. Sometimes we can wait for my husband to get home from work so we start and finish before he gets home. We tried to wait, but then we "snack" too much and then aren't hungry, but fortunately he doesn't mind. <BR> <BR> Have a safe and happ... Sat, 3 Jul 2010 01:28:07 EST No more hiding... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3389475 Kind of <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> Well, today I decided I was ready to post an "actual" photo of myself, but because I always HATED to have my picture taken, this was a hard task for me. I did the best I could for now. I am going to take more pictures of myself and my family no matter how we may think we look at our larger sizes. It will also be a good photo documentation of our progress. <BR> <BR> This is a family photo we had taken several years ago. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-... Thu, 1 Jul 2010 12:21:53 EST I will act now by Og Mandino... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3382808 Today was my first day of doing cardio at the gym, I wasn't able to make it the full hour like I wanted to but 45 minutes for me was good after not being at the gym for 5 weeks. <BR> <BR> The following quote was sent to my email & I thought it was appropriate for me today.... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/8/l987155380.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "I will act now. I will act now. I will act now. Henceforth, I will repeat these words each hour, each day, everyday, until the w... Tue, 29 Jun 2010 14:12:27 EST Date night with my husband... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3378449 My hubby took to me dinner and we had a great time. It was last minutes and he NEVER knows where we are going until he is driving, but I didn't care, I would do the best I could when we got there. Well I'm slowly getting out of my habit of ordering something "safe" that I've had before so I know I would enjoy my meal. We went to the Outback & my usual has far too many calories so it took me awhile to decide. I ordered my glass of water and my hubby said, so you aren't going to get a marga... Mon, 28 Jun 2010 11:01:55 EST To do list... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3374129 It got shorter, but not a short as I had hoped it would because I didn't get much done from my outside list...too hot so the outside chores will have to wait. <BR> <BR> I am happy for what I was able to get done the past few days and no matter what I am going to my aquatics class on Monday. <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> Sat, 26 Jun 2010 22:12:43 EST There is hope... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3371205 I'm on day 2 with trying to add some organization to my life. So far it is working, but it takes most of my day to get my tasks completed, but I am not giving up. With every day I am hopeful that it will take less and less time. I've discovered over the past few weeks that if my life is "cluttered" I can never really accomplish what I want. <BR> <BR> After watching my great niece and seeing how she made some accomplishments, I will follow her lead and take baby steps to reach my goal. On... Fri, 25 Jun 2010 18:45:10 EST In memory of my dad, who I love and miss dearly. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3352701 My Dad <BR> © Leah Hendrie <BR> If I could write a story <BR> It would be the greatest ever told <BR> Of a kind and loving father <BR> Who had a heart of gold <BR> <BR> If could write a million pages <BR> But still be unable to say, just how <BR> Much I love and miss him <BR> Every single day <BR> <BR> I will remember all he taught me <BR> I'm hurt but won't be sad <BR> ‘coz he'll send me down the answers <BR> And he'll always be MY DAD <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com... Sun, 20 Jun 2010 13:06:53 EST I'm ready to restart... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3348313 This is my last week for full time babysitting and I already have my gym bag packed! I'll start back at the gym on Monday, and I have made a grooming appointment tomorrow for one of my dogs and I can walk her (or she can pull me) to the groomers for my Saturday cardio. Sunday I can walk to the store to do some light grocery shopping. Unfortunately my aquatics class isn't in walking distance so I can't go this weekend, but I'll be back in the water the next morning class <em>244</em> Fri, 18 Jun 2010 17:19:45 EST My computer isn't happy :-( http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3345269 Not sure what the problem is, but it doesn't want to connect to the internet. I use any available computer when I can, but it isn't very often, so I may be absent for awhile, but hope to return soon. I'm almost certain, Friday is my last day of babysitting so I can jump start my program again & I will definitely need to use the trackers. <BR> <BR> I'm hoping it's a simple fix that my hubby can take care of but I know better than to ask him to look at it tonight with the final game of the p... Thu, 17 Jun 2010 19:28:15 EST Is there something on my forehead... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3328007 You're Being Treated Like A Baby - A Tiny, Defenseless, Little Baby With 'Sucker' Written Right Across The Middle Of It's Forehead ... And You Don't Even Know It! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/6/l469795519.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Apparently that's who "they" thought I was. Without even thinking how FOOLISH "they" sounded with the different explanations I was told, they expected me to believe "their" latest "problem". After hearing a different sob story for over six months ... Sat, 12 Jun 2010 20:37:37 EST 3 months and I'm still here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3325016 I've been so busy that I just realized it was my 3 month SP anniversary today. I'm happy to be able to report that I am thrilled with the weight that I have kept off since I started back in March. My engine is warming up and I'm looking forward to the days ahead. Looking forward to leaving 230-ville by the end of the month. (even if it's 229.9, I'll be happy!) <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/1/l415565788.jpg"> Fri, 11 Jun 2010 16:46:33 EST I'm so happy... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3318305 I went to see my cardiologist yesterday & I'm always hesitant to get on the scale, but since I started SP in March I know I lost some weight, but with the babysitting I haven't been on task like I used to be. I'm now getting her on my schedule so I can rev up my weight loss engine again with her by my side. Anyway, I'm happy to report that I was 6 pounds lighter since the last time I saw her! <em>244</em> I was hoping for 15, but I'm happy with my 6. She was also very encouraging becaus... Wed, 9 Jun 2010 17:17:29 EST I haven't decided what is worse... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3307333 Thanks to everyone for their comments about my great-niece that I'm watching over night. It starts all over again tomorrow, but the funny thing is that I'm not sure what's worse... <BR> a crying baby or my husband yelling at the T.V. <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/0/l206596692.jpg"> VS <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/6/l765312457.jpg"> Sun, 6 Jun 2010 21:19:08 EST I'm tired, but she's worth it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3304926 I have been MIA for a few weeks now, but I have the evening off so I'm trying to play catch up on SP. My nutrition tracker will have to wait because I haven't been good about writing down what I eat, but I can track my minutes from all the walking I've been doing. I hope all of my fellow SPARKers had a great month of May & I wish you all a better month of June. <BR> <BR> Here's a picture of the little princess I'm watching over night. She was about a month old when this was taken, she's ... Sun, 6 Jun 2010 00:54:51 EST Only One Pound... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3263320 Only One Pound <BR> <BR> Hello, do you know me? If you don't you should. I'm a pound of fat, and I'm the happiest pound of fat that you would ever want to meet. Want to know why? It's because no one ever wants to lose me; I'm Only One Pound, just a pound. Everyone wants to lose three pounds, five pounds or fifteen pounds, but never only one, so I just stick around and happily keep you fat. Then I add to myself ever so slyly so that you never seem to notice it, that is until I've grown to ten... Mon, 24 May 2010 15:22:33 EST ? of the day...who do I love more http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3238945 O.K., no matter how much disinfecting I did, the kids are sharing their illness with us. I go to the store to purchase meds because everyone's symptoms are a little different and because of my heart condition I am only allowed to take Benedryl which SUCKS for me. Anyway, I go to check out & the register is beeping and with a smile the cashier asks if I'm over 18 & I smile back & then I ask what did I buy since I also did shopping for the next few days. She looks back to tell me it's the Ny... Mon, 17 May 2010 13:36:12 EST Woo hoo, cardio times two... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3236252 After a day of this yesterday from both dogs... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/6/l86143824.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Since both dogs were over due for baths I gave my queensland a bath 1st because she will get in the tub willingly. I washed her good & then she took me for a walk so she could air dry. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/8/l586535913.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I come home & have my husband help me trap my lab in the bathroom so I can give him a bath... Sun, 16 May 2010 20:11:58 EST Summer colds... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3233841 Of course it's gorgeous outside & I am inside <em>39</em> I've tried to make the most of it while tending to my daughter and hoping the rest of us don't get what she has, but I at least I got most of the laundry done, and I'm hopeful that I'll be able to get some outdoor time tomorrow...my dog missed taking me for my walk today <em>211</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/5/l656441008.jpg"> Sat, 15 May 2010 23:35:11 EST Oh, do I love my kids... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3230638 I love it that they feel I have nothing better to do than to wait in the car while they hug EVERY one of their friends goodbye...it's not like they aren't going to see, speak with, or text them as soon as they get home anyway. HURRY!!! Mom is tired. Thank goodness for leftovers, cuz it's not like I can expect them to make dinner for me tonight. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/2/l526298809.jpg"> <BR> <BR> O.K. that's my Friday evening vent...Mommy is allowed to ... Fri, 14 May 2010 19:41:33 EST Bad day yesterday, but I made it... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3227203 I had a really bad day with my MS yesterday, but I told my kids I would take them to the gym last night so I made myself go. I did all of the leg exercises that I could & then told them I had to go home & go to bed. I had a rough night with very little sleep, but I am feeling much better today, but taking it easy & just doing walking for today & will try to make it to an exercise class tomorrow if all goes well for me tonight. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l6... Thu, 13 May 2010 19:58:41 EST 2 month Sparkversary... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3218604 I celebrated today by making myself go to my aquatics class even tho I was tired again. Glad I went and I'm looking forward to another month on SP! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/5/7/l570564552.jpg"> <BR> FYI: Not my class Tue, 11 May 2010 14:02:00 EST