TISTEN23's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TISTEN23 TISTEN23's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community SparkPeople.com http://assets2.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/logo_spark.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/ I did it!!! Injury occurred, bit I still finished!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6005048 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f11ca313-0859-4cef-bc7b-f41822cb2c77.jpg"> Yesterday I ran Race the reaper with my beach body coach and a few girls from our team. We all completed, and we all placed, 1st through 5th!!!! About halfway through I landed wrong and hurt my ankle, but adrenaline kept me going strong!!! My very first obstacle race and I got 4 the out of 7... Not the best but I'll take it!!! It was amazing!!! Sun, 27 Sep 2015 17:51:59 EST Getting fit and healthy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5998822 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e81b3b02-1b7e-4047-8c48-02610d70238d.jpg"> I'm back and ready!!! I never stopped my journey, just haven't been on spark for a while!!! I'm here and ready to help others with everything o have leaned while I was gone!!! Wed, 16 Sep 2015 22:29:03 EST MIA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5997322 Hey guys! Sorry I have been MIA for so long! I was working a job where I had no access to internet during the day, and I try to keep evenings for the family. Now, I have a desk job (ICk, I know!!) but its better for my health! I really enjoy it here! <BR> <BR> I have been working hard on my journey lately. Finally almost to maintenance weight and am training for Race The Reaper in 2 weeks. On top of all that, I have decided to become a beachbody coach and really help inspire people!!... Mon, 14 Sep 2015 13:50:13 EST Im still here... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5206881 Still here!!! Didn't go anywhere! Just don't have time to be online all day anymore. Im tracking most of my foods still (dinnertime is just too difficult since I don't put all my recipes on spark. But still track water and fitness! Cant comment on all blogs I read anymore, or leave goodies much. But want you all to know I am still here for you if you need me. You can find me on facebook more than here, just send me a message and I will give you my info! !! Lots of love and support!!! ... Mon, 14 Jan 2013 14:36:08 EST I will NOT quit..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5056808 Wednesday, September 12, 2012 - Fitting pledge for today! <BR> <BR> "Today, I promise I will not quit. <BR> <BR> I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey. <BR> <BR> I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself. <BR> <BR> I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations. <BR> <BR> I pledge to treat myself as I would... Wed, 12 Sep 2012 21:58:27 EST Need a job...Please advise!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5053388 I am in need of a job. Just to help pay the bills and extra costs of school pictures/soccer stuff, etc. I can only work limited hours.... Do any of you know where I can apply at or an at home job I can do? I volunteer in class a lot, do soccer practice and games etc... <BR> <BR> Anything you can do to help would be much appreciated! Thanks! Mon, 10 Sep 2012 21:20:49 EST My baby is in 2nd grade now!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5045998 Where has the time gone? He just had his first day of 2nd grade today!!! Wow!!! <BR> <BR> The mother in law is driving me crazy though! She is saying that its not normal for him to play by himself at recess. Nothing has changed. He has always played by himself on some days and played with friends on the other days. Just depends on his mood. He is very shy, and I am not concerned, but its causing us to argue. <BR> <BR> Is this normal? What do you think? <BR> <BR> He is almost 8 y... Wed, 5 Sep 2012 19:00:36 EST Busy Busy Busy....The life of a Soccer mom...litterally!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5044785 My oldest has started soccer and has his first game on Saturday. He starts school tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Hopefully things will slow down and life will get back to normal. Regular schedules again! YAY!!! Cant wait! <BR> <BR> Soccer practice...school....homework....clean house....workout....make breakfast/lunch/dinner....soccer games....ya know...soccer mom stuff!!! Tue, 4 Sep 2012 22:57:19 EST Camping pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5038627 <link>kristensparkfriendspics.shutterfly.c<BR>om/ </link> <BR> <BR> So this is the link to see all my pictures from camping. 661 at this point, still waiting for other people to give me their cameras!!! <BR> <BR> Some names you will want to know: <BR> Me - Kristen <BR> Natey and Joey - my oldest and youngest <BR> Gabby - Natey's best friend <BR> Hayden - my nephew <BR> Pagey- My cousin <BR> Tara - sister in law <BR> Jason and Miriam - Gabby's dad and mom <BR> <BR> Enjoy!!! Fri, 31 Aug 2012 10:16:05 EST In pain...? NO gain...at all!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5038194 Back from camping and been super busy ever since!! As if Im not busy enough already! We are having a Labor Day BBQ/swim party. So much to do! <BR> <BR> Clean and put away all camping gear....clean the house....set up new patio furniture (BY MYSELF!!! No thanks to anyone else, who sat and watched me, or just watched tv instead!)....still have to get in some type of workout...take care of the boys and hubby who isnt feeling well....grocery shopping....All while my sciatica is in FULL SWING... Fri, 31 Aug 2012 00:03:57 EST Going MIA for a few days... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5027755 Sparkers, <BR> <BR> I am headed out to Mt Hood to go camping with the family. Hiking, Kayaking and swimming? YES PLEASE!!!!! <BR> <BR> There will be TONS of pictures...I will let ya know how it turned out when I get back!!! Have a great weekend!!! Thu, 23 Aug 2012 11:03:25 EST Exercises...dont waste your time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5026718 I came across this article. It was interesting, just thought I would share it with you!!!! <BR> <BR> <link>quickiechick.com/2012/08/not-worth-i<BR>t/ </link> Wed, 22 Aug 2012 17:03:42 EST My New running route http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5024987 So as I was running yesterday I took right turn just to see what would happen instead of going on the route that I had originally planned on. It was great! Running along the river...just beautiful...If I wasnt running, I would definately take pictures!!! <BR> <BR> Here is a map of my run... <BR> <link>www.mapmywalk.com/routes/view/127311<BR>485 </link> <BR> <BR> I really hope the link works!!! The only part I dont like is the discrepensies between the SP Map, map my fitness and my pe... Tue, 21 Aug 2012 13:44:28 EST Summer Heat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5018878 Here in Oregon we have been right at 100 degrees for a couple days...Its hot, but not muggy. <BR> <BR> I have AC in my car, and havent even used it. Its not that bad...at least to me! I love the sun, and its great to have hot days, especially with a pool in the backyard! <BR> <BR> If it was humid and muggy, I would be miserable, but thank goodness, I was born in Arizona and can handle the heat! The rest of my family is miserable, but I AM LOVING THIS!!! <BR> <BR> We dont get hot very of... Fri, 17 Aug 2012 01:04:21 EST Finally.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5015963 Summer can finally start for me now!!! <BR> <BR> Our swimming pool and deck project are complete! We can swim in an almost full size pool!!! With a gorgeous cedar deck to jump off of!! <BR> <BR> We made plans to go camping...YAY!!! Been waiting all summer for this! Camping on Mt Hood is the best ever....AND I get to play in my kayak!!! Couldnt ask for more, except if we had sand up there that I could ride my quad too!!! <BR> <BR> That might be a little too much....But I will take wh... Tue, 14 Aug 2012 23:47:54 EST Multnomah Falls pictures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5009086 The View from the bottom.... <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/4/l24690249.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The kids playing at the creek looking for crawdads..... <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/8/l683460864.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Reading the map (Natey and Payton (son and neice) <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/9/l896705341.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This is part of my family.... My mom and nephew Mason in stroller, Joey (son), Payton (neice), Natey (son) and me in ... Fri, 10 Aug 2012 00:52:20 EST Walk vs Jog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5007547 I am unsure of the difference right now!!!! LOL <BR> <BR> <BR> This morning, I jogged the neighborhood and got 3.12 miles in 38 minutes. Tonight I walked 3.10 miles in 40 minutes. Either I jog really slow, or walk really fast...? <BR> <BR> Is this normal? Anyone else have this happen to them? Wed, 8 Aug 2012 23:51:30 EST Day with my mom... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5005115 Today I am spending the day with my mom, my boys and my neice and 2 of my nephews. We are going to go to Multnomah Falls and hike. Gets us out, spending time together and having fun. I hope we have fun. Havent spent much time with my family lately... <BR> <BR> Pictures will come in a few days.... <BR> <BR> But for now.....Gonna get my hike on!!! Tue, 7 Aug 2012 13:20:18 EST Woohoo!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5000221 Im back!!! <BR> <BR> I feel so great now! I have beat my shoulder/neck injury!!! Still taking it kinda easy so I dont reinjure it, but all is going well. Beat my ear/sinus infection and was finally able to get outside and run again! It was wonderful!!! <BR> <BR> I just wanted to go for a walk tonight to blow off some steam. Got my music and started walking, before I knew it, my body decided it was time to run! Not on the track like usual though, I actually was able to run up hills and... Fri, 3 Aug 2012 23:47:50 EST 50 fitness facts....great article! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4996547 <link>www.coachcalorie.com/fitness-facts/ </link> <BR> <BR> Fitness Facts <BR> 1.Carbohydrates, protein, fat, and alcohol have 4, 4, 9, and 7 calories per gram respectively. <BR> 2.It takes a 3500 calorie deficit to lose 1 pound. <BR> 3.Insulin and growth hormone have an inverse relationship. <BR> 4.The average person can store 500 grams of glycogen. <BR> 5.Only fat and protein are essential macronutrients – carbohydrates aren’t. <BR> 6.Muscle glycogen is about 3 parts water to 1 pa... Wed, 1 Aug 2012 14:31:17 EST Improving slowly but surely!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4981123 I am almost at my 2 week mark for my doc. My arm is feeling much better, and I even was able to start my stretching. I have been doing a walk/jog around the track for my cardio, lower body lunges/squats/etc for strength training. I rode the sit down stationary bike for 2 days just for a change in pace. Didnt use the handles that are up high because that would hurt my arm. So I just kept them down and shoulders back. <BR> <BR> I had the mom in law walking for a few days, but she quit a... Sat, 21 Jul 2012 23:32:35 EST Crystal Light....its OVER!!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4976157 I have always had a super bad sweet tooth. Just recently I have decided to take things into my own hands and try to solve my issues myself. (breakouts on my face and upper back). My mom said it was something in my shampoo, but I didnt agree. So I cut off crystal light, cold turkey, just stopped. It was hard. OMG, so hard. Couldnt get enough water down for a few days. Then it got easier. Now I cant even drink bottled water, it just doesnt taste right! But since I stopped drinking cry... Wed, 18 Jul 2012 12:48:48 EST Ok...I gave in and went to the doctor..... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4965321 But only after I had a great 4 days of riding my KFX 700 quad on the beach!!! That is such a stress relief...almost wish we lived closer to the beach, I could totally do that EVERY DAY!!! Had a great time with the hubby and one of his best buddies. Made a few new friends who are much younger, and much better than we are!! But its all good, all fun!!! <BR> <BR> So I went to the doctor yesterday. She said I either have a pinched nerve in my neck or did something to my rotator cuff. She t... Wed, 11 Jul 2012 10:51:36 EST Adventures with the Kiddos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4951930 So I have a few minutes to be on the computer....should be working out, but my shoulder is still hurtin... <BR> <BR> We went to the puppet show...pictures didnt turn out so well, but after the show we came home and played in the kiddie pool..... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/4/l942696042.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/9/0/l906327735.jpg"> <BR> This is some of the kids we have around....My 2 boys, my nephew, cousin and my son's bff. <B... Mon, 2 Jul 2012 12:40:24 EST Been busy with the kids.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4945561 Hey!! We had a great anniversary!! We had my son's best friend over for a sleep over. They have been best friends for 3 years, despite many moves from both families!!! So Saturday morning (anniversary) I woke up and went shopping for breakfast foods. We had our family breakfast, turkey bacon, turkey sausage, scrambled eggs, whole wheat toast with low sugar strawberry jam and kids had waffles too. <BR> <BR> Then I got bored. Wanted to do something...anything! So, we went to the mall. ... Thu, 28 Jun 2012 00:12:05 EST Anniversary.....hmmm... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4933051 So the hubby and I are celebrating our anniversary this weekend (5 yr wedding ann, but 10 years that we have been together) and we will have our 2 children (7.5 and 4) with us. We wanted to go to the beach, but weather is looking like rain. Any ideas? Tue, 19 Jun 2012 11:40:59 EST Today...a lil motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4923041 Today is your day. YOUR mountain is waiting, so get on your way! Man, nothin like some Dr Seuss to get motivated in the rain! <BR> <BR> Have a great day Sparkers! Thanks for stopping by!! Tue, 12 Jun 2012 10:08:14 EST I hate my sinuses.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4916850 Recovering from a horrible last 3 days. Been somewhat down due to sinus pressure in my ear...of all places, really?!?! Like I have time for that!!! LOL So its the first day I am actually feeling normal and did 3 miles with Leslie Sansone. Felt so wonderful!! Finally getting my energy back. Gotta get up super early tomorrow to work out so I can attend my nephew preschool graduation then load up for a day at Sandlake with the hubby and some close friends/family. Woohoo.... Thu, 7 Jun 2012 20:52:34 EST Great Weekend! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4902970 I had a great weekend...Started with staying the night at my brother in laws house so the hubby and I could go to the beach and ride our quads for the day. Came home and spent Sunday with the father in law and Monday (Memorial Day) was the Mother in Law's 61st bday. A bunch of the family came over and we had the healthiest BBQ we have ever done! Mostly fruits and veggies, turkey burgers, bbq chicken and lemonade. It was a great day. <BR> I talked to a few cousins and we all decided that we... Tue, 29 May 2012 14:55:33 EST IM back.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3739184 But far from being at par! We looked at the house, got it! We move in November 21 (yay, more strength training!!! LOL) But then had to drive 45 min up the interstate to have a tooth extracted yesterday. There was sooo much infection they had to give me 3 numbing shots. My jaw is still super sore. Can barely move. Eating soup, yogurt and applesauce gets boring. I can barely open my mouth to talk or eat...at least Im done with the gause! Pain meds, antibiotics, motrin...its horrible! ... Mon, 25 Oct 2010 13:37:33 EST MIA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3733780 Sorry spark friends but I will be mostly MIA this weekend...We are looking for a new home and wont be near a computer much....Hope you all have a great weekend and keep on sparkin!!!! Fri, 22 Oct 2010 18:37:14 EST "I love boobies" http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3716208 I have done everything I can to support Breast Cancer awareness...this is just another small thing that a friend sent me.... <BR> <BR> <BR> Fake (+)(+) Perfect (o)(o) Perky(*)(*) Cold (^)(^) and even Grandma's \./\./ Big ( o )( o ) or small (.)(.) SAVE THEM ALL! Repost for Breast Cancer Awareness! Thu, 14 Oct 2010 22:49:14 EST My cousin went to Texas to meet the donor.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3701430 That saved her daughters life. This is part of their story: <BR> <BR> http://cbs11tv.com/local/avarie.giles.do<BR>nor.2.1952538.html <BR> <BR> and another: <BR> <BR> http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/Local-Don<BR>or-Meets-Oregon-Child-Saved-by-His-Bon<BR>e-Marrow-104544604.html Fri, 8 Oct 2010 10:52:37 EST Saturday Market http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3670487 Took the max train from Clackamas Mall to the saturday market today. The kids did great! They had so much fun! It was great to walk around downtown with them. Saw all kinds of cool bikes all different types of people and music. It was great. Havent been there since I was little! The ship museum was free today, the kids made cup telephones! I cant put into words how great it was to be with my boys, sister in law, nephew and father in law. No fighting, crying, whinning, anything! The ... Sat, 25 Sep 2010 22:33:47 EST The answer for food cravings.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3635815 I found this on the net. Not sure how accurate it is, but its worth a shot, right?!?!?! <BR> <BR> Craving: You Need: Try This: <BR> <BR> Chocolate Magnesium Raw nuts and seeds, legumes, fruits <BR> <BR> Sweets Chromium Broccoli, grapes, cheese, dried beans, calves <BR> liver, chicken <BR> <BR> Carbon Fresh fruits ... Mon, 13 Sep 2010 23:52:16 EST Not sure whats going on!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3634517 Help! Lately I have been way over my calorie count. I am not snacking a whole lot but I just always feel hungry. I try to eat high fiber and high protein, but it doesnt seem to help. I am at the high end of my fiber needs and over my calorie needs. I havent increased my fitness much. I just dont get it. I am not beating myself up over it, I just cant figure it out. Mon, 13 Sep 2010 16:31:35 EST Way over calorie count! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3620231 WTF? I havent been eating all day...I havent been mindlessly munching but I have gone way over my limit. I dont get it. I look at my food list of what I ate, it is all good for me. Nothing too high in calories, but dang....I dont get it! Its so frusterating!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wed, 8 Sep 2010 22:26:05 EST Food....OMG http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3602227 I have been having "one of those days" for the last 2 days. I just seem to be eating...cant stop! Its crazy...luckily today, it was only 1800 calories. But I worked out a little more to try and make up for it! Oh, I hope everything is ok. I havent had days like this for a while. Its crazy. I just dont know!!! Thu, 2 Sep 2010 23:09:57 EST Pool almost ready... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3592891 So nearly all summer my mother in law has had her yard all ripped up and is putting in stairs, a deck and a swimming pool. It has been fun watching the transformation, but I really just want the pool up before our wonderful Oregon weather turns to fall and its too cold to swim!!! I love to swim and have so many water exercises that I really want to try..... Tue, 31 Aug 2010 12:56:05 EST Crazy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3580340 My sister in law is supposed to walk with me everyday...she has cancelled the last 4 days...I am bummed. I still go with my boys, but wish my nephew would be there!!! <BR> <BR> My sister is having her baby shower tomorrow, and I cant wait to see her! Dont see her much, we both have kids and she is working still and lives an hour away. I know its not that far, but it is a 2 way street!!! <BR> <BR> My hubby wants to take our son, 6, to see Avatar special edition, just got to find a sitte... Fri, 27 Aug 2010 12:45:26 EST Its been a while............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3560477 I havent 'blogged' for a while. Been kinda busy. <BR> <BR> My MIL is home from the hospital. She is doing very well. She is moving, baking and trying to clean. She can shower by herself again. Its great to have her almost back to normal - now begins the weightloss journey for her. <BR> <BR> As we started baking today, we searched the house up and down and inside out and cant find our favorite recipe. Blackberry cobbler. It is an old fashion cobbler, with a cake like mix. Very litt... Sat, 21 Aug 2010 16:59:24 EST Hum Dum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3533930 As you can tell, if you read my blogs, I am in no means good at it. I dont know anything about it. I am interested in learning how to make them better, more popular and also how to make my discussion boards more popular. If you have any adivce, I am totally open!! Thanks! Fri, 13 Aug 2010 14:17:32 EST Curious http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3529919 I dont have motivating stories like most people have. I am not a "blogger" type of person. <BR> <BR> I was just wondering, what is your favorite: Snack, junk food, healthy food, workout, secret or tip of any kind... <BR> <BR> Thanks! Thu, 12 Aug 2010 13:15:44 EST A day of GREAT news http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3528084 So my MIL does NOT have cancer of any sort. They still dont know what the fluid was or why it was there. They are looking into it being a viral infection as the neighbor used to have chickens right outside her backdoor where the AC is. She is off the oxygen and moving on her own again! YAY!! We are all ready for her to come home, but she cant yet. Soon, I hope! <BR> <BR> The kids and I have been very busy lately. We walk at least 2 miles a day (they sit in a nice wagon as I pull them) ... Thu, 12 Aug 2010 00:59:28 EST On a more fun note.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3522102 A - Available or married? Very happily Married!! <BR> B- Book? The Chronicles of Narnia <BR> C- Cake or Pie? Pie (fruit) <BR> D- Drink of Choice? Crystal Light or Propel flavored water <BR> E- Essential Item? My phone and my kids <BR> F- Favorite Color? Purple <BR> G- Game to play or watch? ... Tue, 10 Aug 2010 13:36:13 EST Good News about MIL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3520442 So, just heard. Conny is getting better. She is getting color back in her skin, she is sweating her fever out. She is still in ICU but getting better from earlier today. She had all IV's removed and 1 big tube put in. She hasnt eaten anything yet, but Dustin says she looks and feels better. Such a relief! Message me for more details. Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. We really need them right now! Thanks! Love you all! <em>304</em> <em>224</em> Tue, 10 Aug 2010 01:46:08 EST New ways http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3515366 Ok. So in light of all the drama that is going on in my family right now, my Mother In Law being hospitalized, I have a new outlook on my eating habits. I used to think a doughnut or some chips were ok to eat when my kids eat them. But now, with all this, I dont even look at it the same way. I see it and think, do I really want that? Do I really want to be in the hospital and make my family go thru this all over again, except having me in the bed not my mom? My husband is not taking it... Sun, 8 Aug 2010 14:38:32 EST What to do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3512826 So my mother in law just called me and told me how much she loved me and how proud she is of us. It made me cry so much, now I feel sick to my stomach. Dont feel like doing anything. <BR> <BR> Maybe I should take the kids for a walk now, instead of later. Listen to music. I dont know. I just wanna sleep, cry, cry and sleep. Sat, 7 Aug 2010 15:08:46 EST Mother in law hospitalized.............. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3511461 Sorry, I just have to vent. My mother in law was hospitalized today. She has fluids around her heart and the doctors dont know why or how. Her heart is pumping fine, just causing her pain. Blood pressure is a little higher than normal, but that is expected from this. She is a bit overweight, but fairly healthy. I dont understand why this is happening to her! My hubby is doing anything and everything to stay busy and try to not think about it but he hasnt eaten all day....is super stres... Sat, 7 Aug 2010 01:58:50 EST Its Lifestyle... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3509738 As I have been trying to help my husbands side of the family lose weight and get healthy as I started 2 years ago they are always asking me how I do it, why I did it and how i keep it up. <BR> <BR> I am always thinking about healthy eating and habits. Since we recently moved, I rarely drive anymore. Just put my kids in their Radio Flyer wagon and we are off!!! <BR> <BR> It is a lifestyle change. Its a choice I make everyday. I can choose to be lazy and do nothing and eat junk, or choo... Fri, 6 Aug 2010 12:59:47 EST