TISHTOES's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TISHTOES TISHTOES'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/ Where did September go? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5789178 Seems like this month has flown by! Still waiting for autumn in so Cal. Maybe October will bring cooler weather. <BR> <BR> One more day to make 1000 points thus month! I can do it! <BR> <BR> <em>147</em> <BR> Or turn into a pumpkin! <BR> Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:41:16 EST Who Has an Empty Nest? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5770087 There must be some new empty nesters with college starting... If so, come join the Empty Nest Team. We are a small team but I kinda like it that way. We get to know each other better instead of being lost in a crowd. Anyway, if you are an empty-nester, tell us how you are dealing with it. Do you like it? Or not? <BR> <BR> See you there at Empty Nest! (There are some games going on too with me and Wanaka) <BR> <BR> At home... <BR> Just me and the husband and dog now! :) <BR> <BR> <... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 19:22:25 EST Can 10 minutes make a difference? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5766194 Gonna try ten minute projects throughout this week to see what I can get done in "no time". Hopefully it will be more than usual. <BR> <BR> Ready <BR> Set <BR> Go! <BR> <em>56</em> <BR> <em>311</em> <BR> <em>521</em> Sun, 24 Aug 2014 17:55:56 EST Feeling Down http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5765066 There have been too many deaths lately. I am really feeling down. Hard to get myself back to motivated and upbeat. Been stress eating a lot lately too. :( <BR> <BR> I'll come around (I always do). Just "not feeling it" this week. Ugh. <BR> <BR> What do you do to get rid of this feeling? <BR> <em>39</em> Fri, 22 Aug 2014 16:58:14 EST A New Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5747050 Every day is a new day with no mistakes in it (yet). <BR> Sat, 26 Jul 2014 17:00:38 EST Oh Where Has July Gone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5746108 Wow, it disappeared quickly! For that matter, how can 2014 be over half gone? And how did it get to be 2014 anyway? Time goes so quickly anymore. Must be getting old. Sigh... <BR> <BR> <em>56</em> Fri, 25 Jul 2014 03:37:13 EST Change is Good http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5745790 Doing a lot of changing up of routines. Eatng better more CONSISTENTLY and getting more activity in my everyday life. Also, major work on decluttering. Wow, it's amazing how much STUFF accumulates through the years. Gah! <BR> <BR> <em>12</em> Thu, 24 Jul 2014 14:36:50 EST Time for Review and Re-Do! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5743561 Did some clearing out of emails and reviewed my Spark Teams. Many of them are inactive so I am clearing them out too. :) Getting back on track with proper foods and back to goals for the year. <BR> <BR> <em>87</em> <em>67</em> <em>52</em> Mon, 21 Jul 2014 16:07:24 EST Lost More Than An Hour (daylight savings) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5654115 Wow, half of March is gone already! Where DOES the time go? I feel like I lost more than an hour with the transition to Daylight Savings Time. Spent the last 6 days in jury duty, so lost an entire week! Wow, who knew how much that would make me feel behind on everyday things? <BR> <BR> <em>12</em> <BR> <BR> I like it being light later in the day but I dislike getting up in the dark. The days are getting longer so the sun is almost up soon enough, haha! <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <B... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 19:43:51 EST Hello, bye Summer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5453120 End of summer is near, school is starting.... is that a good thing or bad thing. I like the Staples commercials: "It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" haha. <BR> <BR> Just got back from vacation with some awesome food and drinks so time to get back to plan and being more disciplined. <BR> <BR> Good luck to you! <BR> <BR> Bye bye summer! <BR> <em>67</em> Mon, 12 Aug 2013 17:19:38 EST Losin' It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5442925 Finally having a good few months. Have lost 23 pounds since May. Yay! <BR> <BR> Miss you guys but don't have time to check in regularly. Think of you often. <BR> <BR> Sat, 3 Aug 2013 04:03:21 EST Do you have a Valentine? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5241032 Just made my page red and pink to celebrate Valentine's Day, coming up soon. <BR> <BR> Hope yours is happy!!! <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>129</em> <em>26</em> Thu, 7 Feb 2013 01:28:10 EST Aw, the ocean.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4865712 is always so rejuvenating! Spending a week on the Oregon Coast with friends. The sea is crashing and it is raining. Good company, so enjoying watching the storm from the window. <BR> Fri, 4 May 2012 02:59:53 EST Brief Check-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4841950 Whew! On overload still from my concert prep. The event was last Sunday so hopefully I can recover now. <BR> <BR> Yikes, I miss you guys! <BR> Thu, 19 Apr 2012 03:08:20 EST Happy Easter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4824768 Sorry I've been gone from SP forever. Miss you guys! <BR> <em>449</em> Sat, 7 Apr 2012 16:34:36 EST Check out my new background... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4752584 It says, "Don't step on it, it makes you cry!" <BR> <BR> I still think they need a Goodie that is a kick in the butt! <BR> Thu, 23 Feb 2012 06:18:56 EST Today, today, it's on its way! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4749754 Can't wait til my missing Kindle arrives at last. I am missing my calendar and to-do lists so badly (& messing up my schedule, big time). Please Fed Ex, arrive soon so we can be reunited.... (& organized once again) <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> will turn to <em>334</em> Tue, 21 Feb 2012 15:01:26 EST Kindle update, yay! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4740297 Got a call from the airlines today--they found it! Yay! And they are shipping it back to me. <BR> <BR> (I was going to give it another week. So glad it turned up.) <BR> <BR> Now the bad news..... gaining weight--too many goodies this week. <BR> <BR> <em>30</em> <em>39</em> <em>40</em> Wed, 15 Feb 2012 14:30:07 EST Arghghgh! I left my Kindle on the airplane! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4728047 I'm sooooooooo bummed. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> My brains <em>40</em> are in there. I sure hope it turns up. All my scheduling is in there and lots of other info besides the books I'm reading. <BR> <BR> I called the airline and baggage claim in 3 airports. Hopefully it will turn up somewhere or an honest passenger will contact me. <BR> <BR> They said, give it 5 days. <BR> <BR> It will be 5 really loooooooooong days for sure. <BR> Tue, 7 Feb 2012 22:53:20 EST Contemplating 20... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4707257 20 lbs <BR> 20 min exercise <BR> 20 things to do instead of eating <BR> etc. <BR> <BR> <em>207</em> Fri, 27 Jan 2012 14:13:24 EST ooh bad, but oh so good... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4697262 To celebrate my concert I had a pomegranate martini and chianti with dinner, out with friends. It was sooooooo good. <BR> <BR> But back on track today. Occasional splurges can be worth it. <em>334</em> Sun, 22 Jan 2012 17:04:47 EST Where the heck is January 2012 going??? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4692641 Good grief! Time is going fast! First month of the year is almost over already. <BR> <BR> Do you feel the same? <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> Fri, 20 Jan 2012 05:01:05 EST An Empty Nest again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4661192 Took my daughter to the airport to go back to college. It was so nice having her home for awhile. Last year she was only home a couple days, this year a couple weeks. <BR> <BR> If you have an Empty Nest, join our Empty Nest team. <BR> <BR> Happy New Year to all! <BR> <BR> <em>236</em> Fri, 6 Jan 2012 04:23:25 EST Happy Birthday to me, Happy New Year to you! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4647313 that about says it all.... <BR> <BR> Here's to 2012 being a great year! <BR> <BR> <em>144</em> <em>44</em> <em>179</em> <em>411</em> <em>412</em> <BR> <BR> What are you doing at midnight? Will you be awake? <BR> Sat, 31 Dec 2011 22:03:35 EST Year end letdown http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4645033 Feeling VERY down yesterday and today. It's the year-end letdown after being so "up" for all the performances in December. My mother and brother left yesterday and that started it. Tomorrow is my birthday and I am feeling that too. <BR> <BR> Feeling old <BR> Feeling poor <BR> Feeling listless <BR> <BR> But.... <BR> <BR> Grateful for my SP friends and musician friends. <BR> <BR> Today is another day, tomorrow starts another year, New Year's after that. Are YOU ready for 2012? <BR> <BR... Fri, 30 Dec 2011 14:08:45 EST Another day, another gig http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4630434 Last night I played what I thought was my last gig until Christmas Eve.... but I got recruited to play one this morning. They were short an oboe player so I played oboe parts on flute for a cantata this morning. So beautiful to play live music with orchestra and choir to start your day..... ahhhhhh. <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> Sun, 18 Dec 2011 18:09:01 EST Fa La La, TRILL La La http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4628191 Whew! Coming up for air today. It's been a busy week of concerts. Beautiful music. Have a small respite before another rehearsal today and more tomorrow... <BR> <BR> Love it! Tis the season to toot the flute! <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> <em>446</em> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 14:05:30 EST Delete Cookies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4620433 Delete cookies from what you eat this month. <BR> <BR> Sat, 10 Dec 2011 16:31:24 EST Worth repeating: My Mother's Fav Bar Drink :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4617753 My mother's favorite bar drink is "H20 on the Rocks" <BR> <BR> That is a good strategy for all your holiday parties and entertaining. Have water or at least alternate H20 with your regular drinks. <BR> <BR> And the other strategy? Delete cookies! (ha, ha, did you see my background pic?) <BR> <BR> No <em>495</em> more <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> <em>244</em> <BR> <BR> Move more, eat less! Thu, 8 Dec 2011 12:08:41 EST Time for Christmas Cheer http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4615846 and counting my blessings! <BR> <BR> <em>445</em> Wed, 7 Dec 2011 04:24:49 EST Blood Orange Cosmo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4612725 It was soooooo good. Had one at Macaroni Grille tonight. 200 calories but worth it now and then. <BR> <BR> <em>211</em> Mon, 5 Dec 2011 03:18:41 EST Doing better... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4610187 Within ranges today and nothing over. Just a few things slightly under. <BR> <BR> December is underway, whew, already! This is gonna be a marathon/sprint! Musicians are sooooooo busy this time of year, but I'm not complaining. So happy to have some work. <BR> <BR> Shssssssssssh, don't tell my husband I ordered him a Pbone red trombone for Christmas. Hope it arrives in time. <BR> <BR> (yeah, I'll admit it, I like to cyber shop) <BR> <em>446</em> Sat, 3 Dec 2011 04:26:22 EST Ack! 3 lbs in the wrong direction! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4607032 Thanksgiving was great, my "plan" worked but then I succumbed to leftovers. Arghgh. 3 steps back. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> But I'm back on track now so next weigh-in should be a chunk! <BR> <em>48</em> <BR> <BR> On a more happy "NOTE" <em>339</em> !!, I played two gigs this week already! Tuesday night solo concert for a retirement place (piano/flute duo) and a church gig Wednesday night. That burned some calories and kept me from eating! <BR> <BR> (Chris, if you're reading this, th... Thu, 1 Dec 2011 01:13:25 EST Help, spilled wax on a tablecloth http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4604671 Do you know any methods for removing candle wax off of a tablecloth? It dripped during dinner and it is stubborn. <BR> <BR> Thanks for help if you have some to offer. It was a new tablecloth! <em>39</em> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 16:03:56 EST My mother's favorite bar drink.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4597557 Mom played pool and when she went to a bar to play pool, her drink of choice was "H20 on the rocks". So healthy! I've adopted that myself and it's fun to order and see the look on the server's face as they realize what that is... <BR> <BR> So, drink up for Thanksgiving! More H20 with my Cosmopolitan or Lemon Drop on the side. <BR> <BR> <em>194</em> <BR> <BR> Thu, 24 Nov 2011 04:05:53 EST I've got the music in me! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4593342 I did it! Another concert today. It was pouring rain but we got a good crowd anyway. Now back to my regular week and getting ready for Thanksgiving on FRIDAY! (husband has to work Thursday and my daughter is coming in that afternoon) <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving to one and all. Remember to take "samples" and not helpings and use a small plate. Load up on veggies too as my SP friends have reminded me. <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Mon, 21 Nov 2011 03:29:30 EST Samples instead of helpings, happy thanksgiving! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4591985 and a small plate. that's my strategy. <BR> <BR> I hope next week I can post that.... <BR> <BR> "I did it!" (this month's theme) <BR> <BR> <em>426</em> <BR> <BR> worst case: it's only one day, back on track the next and a little extra exercise! <BR> <em>24</em> Sun, 20 Nov 2011 01:31:17 EST The Kindle is here (music reference too) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4589153 So far I have been enjoying some word games while I finish my real book. and..... I Did It! I finished the real book so now I have read one of the samples I got and purchased the rest of the book and am reading it on the Kindle. <BR> <BR> It's nice. But, it's like a real book in that you have to have light. It's not like an Ipad or laptop. So I guess I can't use this thing in an Orchestra Pit (MUSIC REFERENCE FOR MUSICMAKERS, haha) without getting a small reading light. Oh well. The p... Thu, 17 Nov 2011 19:57:18 EST I Did It - I lost the dog, oh no!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4579863 We have been dogsitting this week for a friend, a very cute little black dog. He has been so good and my dog plays with him all day, a bit too much. He doesn't know when to stop so the visiting dog will hide behind the couch. <BR> <BR> It was really windy and when I came home yesterday the wind caught the door and both of them wenting running out and down the street. Did not come when I called, kept running. The little black dog ran to the curve in the road and into the neighbors' yards ... Fri, 11 Nov 2011 17:17:26 EST I did it (this weekend), the good and the bad.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4573202 Had a great Saturday, played a concert and then went to see some jazz with friends. <BR> <BR> Sunday was not such a fun day. Went to a funeral. <BR> <BR> Got really tired and took a nap then went out to dinner with my husband and ate too much. <BR> <BR> Today is a new day and a new week. <BR> <BR> Onward! <BR> <BR> <em>2</em> Mon, 7 Nov 2011 16:13:45 EST I did it! (posting a music challenge blog) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4569053 Music makes me happy: <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7kw5zXVFVQ&<BR>feature=channel_video_title </link> <BR> <BR> Glen Campbell has Alzheimer's but he is still performing and has a new CD out. This is tragic, however, his music still makes me happy, and I'm VERY happy that it's making him happy too, to be on the road, and performing with his family. <BR> <BR> (And so ends my MUSICMAKERS post music blogs challenge for the week.) <BR> <em>335</em> <em>276</em> Fri, 4 Nov 2011 23:27:53 EST I Did It - I stayed within ranges today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4567701 I have been staying within my calorie range more consistently lately. I did binge on some cookies yesterday but the scale looked pretty good. I think I have lost a couple more pounds. Tomorrow is my weigh-in so we'll see about that. <BR> <BR> Fri, 4 Nov 2011 03:28:19 EST I Did It! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4567208 I ordered a Kindle. Got free shipping, plus I had Amazon gift certificates for $50 so it only cost me $29. Definitely worth it. Hasn't arrived yet. I'll let you know how I like it when I get it set up. <BR> <BR> The "free" offerings put me over the edge to go ahead and get it. I think it will be fun. I have my eye on some books to purchase too. <BR> <BR> <em>41</em> Thu, 3 Nov 2011 19:43:48 EST Halloween Dropout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4560770 Rather than buy a big bag of candy that may not get collected..... This year Halloween is Monday so I don't think we will have a good turnout of trick-or-treaters. I'm thinking instead of going to a movie. That should be a slow night at the movies and I can avoid the crowds. <BR> <BR> We'll see what REALLY happens. It really depends on what time my husband gets home from work. <BR> <BR> Do you get lots of trick-or-treaters? <BR> <BR> <em>431</em> Mon, 31 Oct 2011 01:58:47 EST Ugh, why did I eat that candy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4559479 It wasn't even that good. What a waste of calories. <BR> <BR> I've been on track lately and tonight I succumbed to the chocolate my husband was having. Tomorrow is a new day. Not gonna do that again. <BR> <BR> Sun, 30 Oct 2011 04:13:41 EST Still pondering the Kindle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4555045 But decided not to get one just yet. I am reading a couple "real" books at the moment so don't need it. I'm thinking I will go check them out first and see if I still have the urge to get one when I'm done with my current books. The price is sooooooo tempting. I'd really like to have an IPad but those are so expensive. I think I could have fun with a Kindle in the meantime. Very busy right now so will check it out in a couple weeks. <BR> <BR> <em>203</em> <em>149</em> <em>17</em... Wed, 26 Oct 2011 22:46:37 EST Pondering a Kindle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4541019 I've been seeing some ads for Kindles at a good price. Anyone have one and love it (or not)? Advice/insight requested. <BR> <BR> Thanks SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> <em>252</em> Tue, 18 Oct 2011 04:19:25 EST RIP Roger Williams http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4527846 another musician has died. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> he brought joy to many and his recordings live on~! <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> Mon, 10 Oct 2011 04:04:52 EST Inspirations (kinda random) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4524907 Disappointed that my weigh-in did not show a loss today, only a 0.4 gain. <em>39</em> But I feel good about my choices this week. I actually got more exercise and made good food choices but the scales did not show it! <BR> <BR> This morning I played for a Hospice patient (alto flute music) and it was wonderful to see the effect of the music. This man was very grumpy and used bad language toward the staff. I started playing and he sang along. I brought a smile ato his face and many m... Fri, 7 Oct 2011 23:28:45 EST Did you read "The Art of Eating Naked"? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4504113 That is today's Editor's Choice article. Very good ideas. It's about your food being naked, not you! (made you look!) <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> I have my coffee naked every day - I drink it black. I don't like sugar in my iced tea. It is more thirst quenching without. <BR> <BR> I don't like mayonaise but it seems the only time it was acceptable for me to ask to leave it off was when I was pregnant. In general, I don't like my food smothered in sauces--I prefer to taste the food! <BR> ... Mon, 26 Sep 2011 03:05:57 EST