TYEASLEY's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=TYEASLEY TYEASLEY'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/ Crossfit anyone? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5385884 Lately, I've been walking my tush off. But I really want to step up my workouts and thinking about Crossfit. Any experienced Crossfit addicts out there? Tell me your thoughts, tips, recommendations and visible results. <BR> <BR> Thanks. . . never give up <em>247</em> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1515901725.jpg"> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 13:27:14 EST MOD - I'm Motivator of the Day!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5143013 I'm thankful for the recognition and for all things good in the world, in my life. <BR> <BR> <BR> What an awesome honor that put me in the BEST mood. <BR> <BR> <BR> Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/5/l1556483867.jpg"> Wed, 21 Nov 2012 23:37:14 EST Husband after surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5094662 Thanks to all prayers and well wishes. The surgery was a success and hubby is doing well. Wed, 10 Oct 2012 23:07:55 EST Resilence, persistence and determination. . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5080672 My husband recently learned that he's going to need surgery. Two years ago, 10/13/2010, the date he had his cancerous bladder removed. He's much better than he was then. Everyday he meets the challenge to live his life on his terms. <BR> <BR> He's an inspiration to me and exemplifies how tough the human spirit is. They say God doesn't give you more than you can bear. I think God chooses people who have a certain stubbornness and fight mentality in their personality because they are less lik... Sun, 30 Sep 2012 14:17:35 EST Polyp found during colonoscopy is Benign!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5072059 I just wanted to spark by and share the result of my biopsy. It was benign!! <BR> <BR> Thanks for your concern and prayers. <BR> <BR> I never doubted that it would be benign. My glass is always HALF FULL!! <BR> <BR> Have a great week, everyone. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/0/l402244330.jpg"> Sun, 23 Sep 2012 21:31:27 EST By Popular Demand. . . Take Shape for Life- How I Lost 40 #s http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5061050 Since my last blog about my weight loss, I have received several private emails requesting more details about Take Shape For Life. <link>tyeasley.tsfl.com </link> <BR> <BR> Let me just add that I waited a year before I started this program. I was waiting for the right time, the motivation, the finances, a weight loss buddy, I waited for a sign. . . . and finally I realized that was living in wait/weight and I just had to find a way/weigh to JUST DO IT!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://ph... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 23:49:31 EST Colonoscopy at 50 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5059906 Today, I got up at 4:40 a.m to get dressed for a 7:00 a.m. colonoscopy procedure. <BR> <BR> The prep was uneventful. I drank two 32 oz. bottles of Gatorade and took 5 Ducolax laxatives with lots of water. I ate popsicles and jello all day. I was never hunger or uncomfortable, at all. <BR> <BR> I am not a morning person. I walked out of the house into pouring rain. Got the facility and the nurse put needle in my arm to prep for the anesthesiologist and it started to bleed like a faucet. Bl... Sat, 15 Sep 2012 01:05:19 EST Quotes that make me smile. . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5055121 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/7/0/l702807993.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My favorite partial quote: "The woods are lovely dark and deep, but I have miles to go before I sleep." I also have an illusive weight goal to meet. <BR> <BR> Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening- Robert Frost <BR> <BR> "I have been driven many times upon my knees by the overwhelming convictions that I had nowhere else to go. Quote by Abraham Lincoln <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you have a favorite quote? Tue, 11 Sep 2012 21:27:42 EST I've lost 40 pounds with Take Shape For Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5051866 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/4/l846096830.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/3/4/l345541603.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I WANT TO BE THE POSITIVE CHANGE THAT I WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD. <BR> <BR> Last year, a co-worker of mine lost 50 pounds with Take Shape For Life. She told me about this program and paired me with her Health Coach. I've lost 40 pounds and I feel great. I've shrunk from a size 22 down to a size 16 in pants. I now wear a size large blo... Mon, 10 Sep 2012 00:42:10 EST DR. OZ MENTIONED THIS MOVIE ON HIS SHOW, FORKS OVER KNIVES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4262374 I saw this movie tonight, if you get a chance, please check it out. <BR> <BR> <link>www.forksoverknives.com/ </link> <BR> <BR> It just might save a life. Let me know what you think. <BR> <BR> It was very thought provoking. If you haven't seen it please do. If you have saw it, please share your thoughts. <BR> <BR> This movie is about a two physicians who have done extensive studies on the impact of a plant based diet vs. an animal based diet. on the human condition. The more animal b... Sat, 28 May 2011 23:28:39 EST I got my mojo back. . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4166678 <em>247</em> <em>311</em> <em>247</em> <em>311</em> <em>247</em> <em>311</em> <em>247</em> <em>311</em> <em>247</em> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> It was a good day to walk. I walked 14.117 steps, 3.56 miles. I've been walking since Tuesday and averaging 10,000 steps. I've finally got my jojo. I hope you have yours too. <BR> <BR> Happy Friday!! <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>311</em> <em>247</em> <em>311</em> <em>247</em> <em>311</em> <em>247</em> <em>311</em> <em>247</em> <e... Thu, 14 Apr 2011 23:10:24 EST Hubby Update 5 mos. . . back on the saddle again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=4097216 <em>104</em> <em>345</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>334</em> <em>104</em> <em>345</em> <em>244</em> <em>243</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/9/l198639890.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Thanks for all of the support and prayers. Over the past few months several of my sparkbuddies have asked about my husband's progress. I just wanted to update everyone by a little show and tell. Seeing is believing, MIRACLES happen everyday. What a difference 5 mo... Wed, 16 Mar 2011 22:06:09 EST Positive Thinking, Mind, Body and Soul = WEIGHT LOSS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3923165 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z6hr_rg6YbE </link> <BR> <BR> I saw Patricia Moreno on Dr. Oz's Show. What an inspiration and a motivator!! <BR> <BR> Good luck this year reaching your heart's desire, the illusive healthy life you deserve. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/8/l281225813.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> Thu, 13 Jan 2011 22:40:07 EST Inspiration. . . Find it, Use it, Live it http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3895163 <link>www.people.com/people/archive/articl<BR>e/0,,20146515,00.html </link> Wed, 5 Jan 2011 23:46:54 EST One in a million! Did you see this? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3762528 <link>news.yahoo.com/s/yblog_upshot/201011<BR>04/od_yblog_upshot/nicest-canadian-cou<BR>ple-in-world-doles-out-lottery-winnings </link> <BR> <BR> This is a story that I read on Yahoo.com where an elderly married couple who won the lottery and gave most of the money away. They are one in a million. The wife is currently battling cancer and Alzheimers. They are such good people. Enjoy reading it. Thu, 4 Nov 2010 18:50:24 EST You're ALL Invited!! Muah!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3736906 One of my sparkfriends was in the dumps and this was my response. I wanted to share with all of you. I have had my days in the dumps but I was never able to stay there due to all of the loving support that I have received from my sparkfriends. Thanks to you, I can see through my pain, sorrow, stress, angst. This is my way of paying forward. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/2/l622345903.jpg"> <BR> The Warm and Fuzzy Zone. . . . Hokie, I know. <BR> <BR> My sparkpa... Sun, 24 Oct 2010 14:51:37 EST The Biopsy Results and Surprise @#!@#!@#!@# http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3731524 Today is the day for the results of pathology findings. My hubby's bladder, prostate and lymphnodes were removed during surgery on Oct.13, 2010. That was eight days ago. <BR> <BR> Doctor said that bladder muscle was invaded with cancer in first layer only and had not spread outside of bladder. No cancer was found in the lymphnodes that were removed from the pelvic area.SURPRISE!*@# The prostate'was determined to be cancerous, 20% of right lobe and 5% of left lobe. What?!!! I asked him to r... Thu, 21 Oct 2010 18:47:36 EST The Power of Positive Thinking. . . Revisit My Blog on Aug 16, 2009 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3726942 <link>www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo<BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=2320468 </link> Tue, 19 Oct 2010 21:07:46 EST He's home, happy and pain free!! This is good day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3721855 Thanks to everyone who reached out and supported my husband. You were the wind beneath my wings that kept me untirelessly supporting my husband through this journey. <BR> <BR> I brought him home today. When he got in the car and seat belted in, I started to drive and he started crying. He was so relieved that this part of our journey was over and so very glad to be going home. I didn't see that coming. He later said to me, that those tears were a long time coming. I thought to myself that w... Sun, 17 Oct 2010 21:43:21 EST Update on Hubby, HAPPY Friday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3718320 Hubby had a bad night. He got a pill stuck in his throat. He didn't choke but the pill was competing with the hose that was inserted in his nose and down in his stomach. So he took the hose out. It was supposed to stay in until tomorrow. So he was reduced from his ice chips to no water and no ice chips, only his IV to make sure he didn't get a stomach infection or become nauseous from drinking broth and jello. <BR> <BR> He said he also go tangled in his hoses and sheets, poor guy. This sou... Fri, 15 Oct 2010 23:34:42 EST Update on Hubby http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3716337 Today doctor wanted hubby up and walking. He walked further than the nurses expected he would. It could be all that walking that we did before he got sick. Props to SparkPeople. He can not have any food. He's eating ice chips. Talking a lot about WhiteCastles burgers, steak and pancake breakfast. <BR> <BR> Did you know that when you have surgery on your gut, the intestines go to sleep. During the surgery, the doctor manufactured a spout (for lack of a better word) to connect the kidneys/ur... Fri, 15 Oct 2010 00:10:00 EST Hubby's surgery day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3713952 <BR> According to the doctor surgery went well. DH will be in Hospital for 5-6 days. They did pathology on bladder to see how extensive cancer was and if spread outside of bladder and if in lymphnodes. Results will be ready in 5-6 days. Chemo in 4-6 weeks to kill anything lurking. Keep him in yours prayers. <BR> <BR> Thanks Sparkers for your continued prayers. <BR> Wed, 13 Oct 2010 22:32:58 EST Bladder Removal Surgery is scheduled for Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3703775 Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> Please keep my family in your prayers. After much deliberation, prayers and soul searching, my husband has decided to have the surgery recommended by all of the professionals to avoid the cancer spreading. <BR> <BR> He just got home for the hospital today. He went to the emergency room by ambulance this past Wednesday with painful blood clots and excruciating bladder spasm from his surgery on 09/22. Thursday, the doctor did surgery to clean out blood and installed a... Sat, 9 Oct 2010 14:26:50 EST Cancer is in the bladder muscle http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3692642 I just want to update everyone on my husband's condition. I was premature in my celebration when I indicated in my previous blog that the doctor got all of the tumor. We got the biopsy results last week. The cancer is in the bladder muscle. This means it has the potential to spread to other organs. We're planning on consulting with an Oncologist. We're hoping that he/she will determine that radiation therapy is an option. If not, the bladder will have to be removed to avoid the cancer spreadi... Mon, 4 Oct 2010 21:47:03 EST Hubby Surgery Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3663407 Thanks everyone for your kindness and prayers. The surgery went well. The tumor was small but in a difficult place. Husband is doing well and will start treatments to discourage regrowth of any tumors in 30 days after he heals from the surgery. <BR> <BR> Now since he won't be taking ACTOS, hopefully he'll remain cancer free. <BR> <BR> It was a long day but we made it. Thanks to all of my sparkfriends with their super dose of prayer and kindness. <BR> <BR> Back to work I go. Have an awe... Wed, 22 Sep 2010 22:35:27 EST Diabetic Medicine. . . Actos http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3659674 <link>www.newsinferno.com/archives/24155 </link> <BR> <BR> My husband has been on this medicine for two years. He has diabetes. Tomorrow will be his second bladder surgery. The first surgical biopsy confirmed as bladder cancer. <BR> <BR> He had a 3 mos appointment last Wednesday where he was told they found a blemish in his bladder. Over the weekend DH found this article on GoogleNews. <BR> <BR> The FDA has on ongoing safety review of this medicine and the high incidents of Bladder Ca... Tue, 21 Sep 2010 21:14:37 EST KINDNESS. . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3617044 You mean the world to me. Thanks for sparking by and lifting me up. I saw this on a Hallmark Card over 10 years ago. Thought I'd share it with you. Continued success on your journey. <BR> <BR> KIND HEARTS ARE THE GARDEN <BR> KIND THOUGHTS ARE THE ROOTS <BR> KIND WORDS ARE THE BLOSSOMS <BR> KIND DEEDS ARE THE FRUITS <BR> THANK YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS. <BR> <BR> PASS IT FORWARD. . . Tue, 7 Sep 2010 23:58:25 EST MOTIVATIONAL SPARKER NOMINATION!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3611797 Wow, word moves fast on SparkPeople. I saw CHELLESDOINGR8 message on my sparkpage about nominating me as a SparkPeople Motivator and now there's a motivational symbol on my page. You guys are the best and evidently have a lot of influence. LOL!! Never under estimate the SPARK. <BR> <BR> Thanks for your vote of confidence. I'm shocked and honored. I clicked on it and I'm on the page with several others. What a great birthday weekend this has been. The support and love here is like no other!!... Mon, 6 Sep 2010 14:08:08 EST HAPPY BIRTHDAY THANK YOUs TO MY WONDERFUL SPARKFRIENDS!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3610008 <em>304</em> <em>244</em> <em>107</em> <em>410</em> <em>19</em> <em>304</em> <em>244</em> <em>107</em> <em>410</em> <em>19</em> <em>304</em> <em>244</em> <em>107</em> <em>410</em> <em>19</em> <BR> <BR> Friday, September 3, was my birthday, but I'm still celebrating. I celebrate ALL MONTH. I love life and living it. Thanks to all who stopped by and WISHED ME a great big thought HAPPY BIRTHDAY. <BR> <BR> No cake was involved with this celebration but I did have lots of sweets... Sun, 5 Sep 2010 21:46:47 EST SUCCESS, WANT IT LIKE BREATHING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3587086 <link>www.facebook.com/rockinstephhale#!/v<BR>ideo/video.php?v=1524731795634&ref=mf </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> When you want to succeed as bad as you want to succeed, YOU WILL BE SUCCESSFU!! Don't cry to QUIT, Cry to Keep GOIN!! I look for inspiration everyday and it's never to far away, if you just open your eyes and ears!! <BR> <BR> I love this!! I got this from my friend and had to share it. ENJOY!! PLEASE SHARE THIS WITH EVERYONE YOU KNOW. <em>104</em> <em>345</em> <em>306</em> <em>... Sun, 29 Aug 2010 22:41:05 EST NEVER EVER GIVE UP. . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3539216 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=0t-NAum8kY8&<BR>NR=1 </link> <BR> <BR> <BR> This made me cry. . . <BR> <BR> God Bless Derek Redmond and his dad. Sun, 15 Aug 2010 13:10:09 EST Kindness. . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3539052 <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> I got an email from a friend this morning and noticed this quote at the very <BR> bottom. <BR> <BR> “Guard well within yourself that treasur... Sun, 15 Aug 2010 12:11:42 EST YOU CAN DO IT!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3507755 <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <BR> <BR> "Ability is what you're capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it." <BR> <BR> . . . a friend had this quote at the bottom of her email. I Googled it and it's a quote by Lou Holtz. He's a cool dude. <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em> <em>306</em... Thu, 5 Aug 2010 21:53:17 EST Repeat after me, I love my big butt. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3489390 With time, women gain weight because we accumulate so much information and wisdom in our heads that when there is no more room, it distributes out to to the rest of our bodies. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/4/l146164086.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> So we aren't heavy, we are enormously cultured, educated and happy. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/8/8/l887955618.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Beginning today, when I look at my butt in the mirror I will think... Sat, 31 Jul 2010 19:30:53 EST WALK IN FAITH. . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3466158 Revelations 3:8 <BR> <BR> When God leads you to the edge of the cliff, trust Him fully and let go, only 1 of 2 things will happen, either He'll catch you when you fall, or He'll teach you how to fly! 'The power of one sentence! God is going to shift things around for you today and let things work in your favor.. If you believe, send it. If you don't believe, delete it. God closes doors no man can open & God opens doors no man can close.. Sat, 24 Jul 2010 23:00:34 EST ZUMBA http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3412918 I LOVE ZUMBA!!! ANYBODY ELSE?? I had my second Zumba class yesterday. It was a Zumba/Toning class with the use of the shakers. <BR> <BR> It was awesome. If you haven't tried it, please check it out. Thu, 8 Jul 2010 22:36:02 EST Diabetes meds. . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3412912 I think my Diabetes meds are making me fat. Anybody else have this experience? I have a larger belly than usual. I take Metformin. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Now on a lighter note, HAPPY FRIDAY!! <BR> <BR> Thu, 8 Jul 2010 22:34:34 EST QUEEN OF NAG- Diabetic Success http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3330009 This is a follow up to my 04/15/2010 Blog just after seeing the Diabetic Nutritionist. <BR> <BR> It's been a long road. I was diagnosed 04/2008 as Prediabetic. My husband was diagnosed 1999. Everything happens for a reason. When my husband was diagnosed I had no idea what a diabetic should do to counter this health issue. <BR> <BR> It wasn't until I was diagnosed that we began to actively learn. All that time wasted. Until I was diagnosed I ate what I wanted and my husband ate what I ate... Sun, 13 Jun 2010 15:22:08 EST Diabetic Progress Update. . . GREAT NEWS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3157281 DH and I have been following the Diabetic Nutritionist Caloric intake instructions. We have both made substantial progress. Both of our blood sugar readings have dropped significantly. <BR> <BR> DH numbers usually are very high 190-200 range. My numbers, of late, have been creeping into the 130 range. He's struggled with his blood sugar since 1999 and every year, the medicines have been increased in dose and quanity. <BR> <BR> The "general" goal is above 70 and below 130. <BR> <BR> We h... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 23:26:55 EST Can't have, Don't have and Shouldn't have. . . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3157122 Got this from my Sparkfriend ELAINEKIDO who posted this on my page and I just had to share it. <BR> <BR> May we never let the things we can't have, or don't have, or shouldn't have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we value our happiness let us not forget it, for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have. <BR> ~ Richard L. Evans <em>247</em> <BR> <BR> Here's a reference to more of Richard L Ev... Sat, 24 Apr 2010 22:28:08 EST Get something you never had. . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3128332 I borrrowed from Sparkfriend, JOHNHARNEY who has lost 162 #s. <BR> <BR> <BR> 'To get something you never had, you have to do something you never did.' <BR> <BR> When God takes something from your grasp, He's not punishing you, but merely opening your hands to receive something better. <BR> <BR> Concentrate on this sentence... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/7/l171082520.jpg"> <BR> <BR> 'The will of God will never take you where the Grace of God will not pr... Fri, 16 Apr 2010 23:04:12 EST Diabetic Nutritionist Visit, Bad News -Good News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3123286 My husband and I had joint appointment with our nutritionist today. <BR> <BR> BAD NEWS: Well, I've gained weight. . . darn it!! <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/2/l229791122.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sad to say that it really wasn't a surprise because I felt my close getting tighter. By the way even fat she is still smaller than me. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/4/9/l495330921.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I was diagnosed in 04/2008 as a PreDiabetic. That was a ... Thu, 15 Apr 2010 14:30:39 EST MORAL OF THE DAY. . . EVERYDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3120918 MORAL FOR TODAY <BR> <BR> One day a farmer's donkey fell down into a well. The animal cried piteously for <BR> hours as the farmer tried to figure out what to do. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/2/5/l256608024.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Finally, he decided the animal was old, and the well was dry and <BR> <BR> needed to be covered up anyway it just wasn't worth it to retrieve the <BR> <BR> donkey. <BR> <BR> He invited all his neighbors to come over and help him. They ... Wed, 14 Apr 2010 23:11:12 EST Have you ever heard of a Neti Pot?? Achoo! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=3107554 Over a year ago, a co-worker mentioned to me, that she had heard about a Neti Pot that was supposed to help with sinus issues. She tried to describe to me how it worked and that was enough for me, I thought to myself NO WAY am I using such a contraption. <BR> <BR> Well, recently I have had serious itchy eyes, scatchy throat that almost felt like a sore throat, uncontrollable sinus drainage and relentless sneezing. This is the first year that it's ever been this bad. I tood a day off from wo... Sun, 11 Apr 2010 21:42:30 EST Greet and meet at the mall. . . soldiers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2578027 <em>428</em> <em>428</em> <em>428</em> <em>428</em> <em>428</em> <em>428</em> <em>428</em> <em>428</em> <BR> <BR> I saw two male soldiers today in the mall and walked over to them with an extended hand. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/6/b966366057.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I said to them, Thank your for your service and be safe. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/6/1/b617820421.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've seen soldiers before I never walked over to t... Fri, 20 Nov 2009 23:59:35 EST Game face and butt kicking action http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2561593 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/7/0/b70731852.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Getting back to normal and the day to day <BR> <BR> Raked leaves today. We have so many leaves. <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/9/9/b993626894.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Starting to get back into workout routine <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/5/7/b573051138.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/6/4/b647106445.jpg"> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/0/b807426115.jpg"> <BR... Sat, 14 Nov 2009 19:54:08 EST Day 2 at work and Happy Veteran's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2554529 Happy Veterans Day, everyone. THANK YOU VETERANS FOR ALL YOU DO!! <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/2/4/b248333291.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I went to work today and actually felt much better today. <BR> <BR> Santa was at work. My boss was dressed as Santa so that employees could contribute to the 100 Neediest by taking photos with Santa. <BR> <BR> We had fun. He's such a good guy. Last year he was fighting Prostate Cancer. He's cancer free this year. <BR> <BR> All of the departm... Wed, 11 Nov 2009 21:17:37 EST Back at work. . . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2551172 I went to work today.I''m still a little weak and dizzy. <BR> <BR> Things that I missed: <BR> <BR> My noon day nap, my PJs and my comfortable warm bed. It will be an early night. <BR> <BR> Everybody at work welcomed me back. I work with great people. I tell you coming in and leave everyday, there's so much warm welcomes and good byes, it like a scene out of The Walton's going to bed for the evening. Good night John Boy. <BR> <BR> DH made dinner. He's so good to me. I've turned my el... Tue, 10 Nov 2009 18:59:45 EST Sick. . .no not the swine flu and not the regular flu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2543119 Ty is under the weather. Not the swine flu, not even the regular flu. Doctor says it's a viral infection that's going around. Symptoms: Slight sore throat(not full blown), fever for 5 days or so, headache and fatigue. The last two days, I've slept all day. Totally not like me. Anybody else, know someone going through this?? <BR> <em>282</em> Sat, 7 Nov 2009 23:04:32 EST Why dogs hate Halloween. HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYBODY!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=2477349 After my last blogl, I figured I would lighten the mood a bit and share these photos that my girlfriend sent to me. Hillarious <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/4/b448635395.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/3/0/b305645297.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/8/8/b881511939.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/4/1/b414181053.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Have you noticed how I always work a bikin into my blog... Tue, 13 Oct 2009 23:04:31 EST