WILSHAR7's SparkPeople Blog http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal.asp?id=WILSHAR7 WILSHAR7'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/ Exercise first thing in the morning before your brain figures out what you are doing. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6093926 I am doing the Small Changes Challenge and this was todays challenge of the day. I think it's funny to try to trick your brain or to wake it up. I do this every morning. When I start exercising, I wish I was still sleeping, but by the time I am done, I feel like I can do anything. Thu, 11 Feb 2016 22:32:14 EST 3 snow days in a row. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6093171 I just found out that it has to snow at least 6 inches for an NTI (non traditional instruction) day to be implemented. I thought whenever there was a snow day the kids could work on the PC and turn in work so that the snow days are not added to the end of the year. I don't know where I got that info from, but I was wrong. I thought I understood how the NTI days worked. I have a senior and apparently graduation can be pushed to a later date because of snow make-up days. <BR> <BR> I haven't e... Thu, 11 Feb 2016 00:13:02 EST My birthday lunch. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6092312 I had Rock and Maine Lobster tail. I also had a small salad with grilled shrimp and 3 cheddar bay biscuits. I had lobster and shrimp linguini alfredo. Of course I couldn't finish it all, so I took about half of it home and I will finish it tomorrow for lunch. Mmmm Tue, 9 Feb 2016 23:55:37 EST Happy birthday Kemper. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6090176 Today is my granddaughter's 2nd birthday. Happy birthday Kemper. <BR> <BR> I blogged about this because when I change my status, it posts to Facebook and Kemper's mother (my daughter) would show it to her. Sun, 7 Feb 2016 16:05:55 EST The Kentucky Wildcats are playing Florida today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6089388 The cats are playing at 3 central time. Maybe they will win their 17th game. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 15:39:25 EST The Kentucky Wildcats are playing Florida today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6089387 The cats are playing at 3 central time. Maybe they will win their 17th game. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 15:39:25 EST Day off of cardio. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6088982 I usually exercise on Fridays, but I got a phone call that kept me on the phone for about 3 hours. After 2 different phones dying on me i didn't have time to exercise because I had other things to do. I will fill in the lost time of cardio on Sat. Have a good night everyone. Sat, 6 Feb 2016 00:29:35 EST Joined a new challenge yesterday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6087612 Small changes. I need to realize that things don't happen over night. They take time. Thu, 4 Feb 2016 11:29:12 EST MOM!!! What a job!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6086897 Thee's no telling what she may have to do!!! It's not a 9-5 job. It's a never ending job! Sometimes, it's a 24 hour job! Wed, 3 Feb 2016 14:48:41 EST Mom and baby home safe and sound. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6086351 Mom was released early this morning, but waited for the pediatrician to release the baby. There seemed to have been a problem with the baby's weight. Babies usually lose weight after they are born, but because Kylen was on an IV, she wasn't nursing well and lost more weight than she should have. She was weighed today before she ate and after she ate. The Dr. told Kim this had to happen at least 3 times today and her weight had to increase by oz. a little more each time she ate. This DID happe... Tue, 2 Feb 2016 23:21:42 EST Prayers lifted up, heard, and answered. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6084988 Thank you to everyone that read my blog about my new granddaughter and my daughter. There has been MUCH improvement in Kylen's condition. She is now in the room with my daughter Kim. Kim's Dr. didn't release her today because she wanted Kim to be able to take Kylen home with her. Kim will be released tomorrow by her Dr. and Kylen will be released tomorrow by the pediatrician. They can both go home together. <BR> Thanks again for your prayers. And Thank you to the one who made this possible. T... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 15:00:28 EST Prayers for Kylen. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6084427 Please pray for Kylen. She is still in the Special Care nursery. She is improving. She is off the IV, but still under special care. Mom is going home tomorrow and she does not want to go home without her baby. She is not nursing like they want her to. If she doesn't spend tonight in the room with Mom, Mom will be going home without her. Mom is NOT happy about that. I have been praying most of the day and I told my Sunday School class about her and the baby. We prayed for her. Thanks for your ... Mon, 1 Feb 2016 00:15:46 EST New Granddaughter. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6083037 Her name is Kylen Jayde Ramcke. She needs prayers. She is in Special Care Nursery with an IV. She swollowed amniotic fluid and it's in her lungs. They won't let Mom nurse her. Mom is pumping her milk and they are bottle feeding her. <BR> It must be worse than they thought or it's not expeling like they thought it would because they told Mom that she would have her back last night and the baby did not come back. Mom went down in a wheelchair this morning so she could hold her. <BR> The rest ... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 11:23:57 EST I have my 7th granddaughter and 9th grandchild. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6082315 She was born this morning at 9:30 a.m. eastern time. 7lbs. 6oz. 18 inches long. No name yet. I am soo excited!!! I wish I was there to see her. I won't see her until my daughter's graduation in May. I just get to look at pictures. My daughter is doing great after her C-section. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers for her safe delivery and quick recovery. <BR> Fri, 29 Jan 2016 11:47:47 EST Excited that my 9th grandchild will be born tomorrow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6081496 My 2nd oldest daughter will be having her 5th child, my 9th grandchild, tomorrow morning. Another girl, making that the 7th. I wish I could be there, but I am in KY and she is in CT. Prayers from her for a safe delivery and speedy recovery. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 12:55:07 EST Graves county is remaining a dry county. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6080581 With about a 40% turn out of voters, Graves county will remain a dry county. With 54% voting a dry county and 46% wanting a wet county. The Lord knows whats best for us! Thank you Lord. <BR> Wed, 27 Jan 2016 11:55:31 EST Graves county is voting today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6079770 We are voting today on whether to stay a dry county or become a wet county. I pray and vote that we will stay a dry county. Tue, 26 Jan 2016 14:27:51 EST Needs to get out of the house. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6079120 I have been in the house since last Sunday, Jan. 24th. My car has been snowed in and since I have had no where to go since then, I have not shoveled the car out. The snow is melted now around my car, so maybe one day this week I will get out. Mon, 25 Jan 2016 20:30:41 EST The snow should be melting today. I hope there will be school tomorrow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6077814 My daughter was out of school on Monday because of Martin Luther King Jr. day. There was school on Tuesday, then it snowed Tuesday night. There has been no school the rest of the week. The snow should be melting today and therefore school should resume tomorrow. Sun, 24 Jan 2016 12:20:08 EST Syncing a Vivofit to Sparkpeople. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6077097 I just got a Vivofit (Garmin) for my birthday. Can someone please tell me how to sync it to SP? Sat, 23 Jan 2016 14:12:10 EST Several inches of more snow last night. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6076301 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4faa2878-7f6e-421d-be8a-be9e64cfb063.JPG"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8b3d5bd1-eacb-4de0-88ef-088e84b64e08.JPG"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8095799a-234f-47e5-9e6e-00ab430ec838.JPG"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/404f4524-735b-4ab3-90a7-0bf6f9fd5014.JPG"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6c4a9f94-1e87-45da-aa58-9503ab5432e2.JPG"> <BR> I wonder how much more we will get t... Fri, 22 Jan 2016 13:14:10 EST More freezing rain and snow coming tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6075722 Snow day 2 today and snow day 3 tomorrow. I sure am glad that they put the website in place for these kids to have some school work to do while they can also play in the snow. That also means, "no snow make-up days" at the end of the school year. Thu, 21 Jan 2016 20:04:24 EST Snow day 2. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6074551 Today is snow day 2. No school today for our kids, but luckily during the summer the school board put a website in place for the kids to access when there is a snow day so that they don't have to make up for snow days. Wed, 20 Jan 2016 12:34:43 EST Fitbit or Vivofit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6073609 I just found out yesterday that I am getting a Fitbit or Vivofit for my birthday from one of my daughters. She asked me to watch a video about the difference between the 2. I watched a couple of videos and it looks like for I'm looking for, the best one for me would be the Vivofit. i don't think I need one with a heart monitor. Am I missing something? Should I pay the extra money for the heart monitor? Tue, 19 Jan 2016 11:58:16 EST 9 degrees this morning. BURRRR http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6072712 I turned the PC on after my morning workout and the temp was 9 degrees. It's 13 right now and the high for today is only 26. Rain for the rest of the week. Depending on the temps, maybe snow flurries. I'm staying inside!!! Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:55:55 EST Church day, but snow coming in tonight. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6071875 I'm not sure how much snow or what time it's coming. Not looking forward to the COLD temperatures! Sun, 17 Jan 2016 14:59:35 EST Seeking God's face. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6070965 What does it look like? I'm looking to Him for answers to my prayers. Sat, 16 Jan 2016 12:30:54 EST Defiance - bold disobedience. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6070283 I have an 18 year old daughter that is a senior in school. She gets a child's portion of S.S. every month. It is my ONLY income. She knows that she can move out any time she wants and take it with her leaving me with nothing to pay my bills. She is being DEFIANT when I tell her to do something and doesn't do it or does it when shes wants to, but when SHE wants to do something she asks me and expects me to let her do it. <BR> <BR> There was no church on Sunday because of the snow. I told her ... Fri, 15 Jan 2016 14:26:10 EST Needing prayers for my daughter. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6069325 My daughter Heidi, is 26 years old and has been diagnosed with Narcolepsy. She has a 5 year old daughter in school and a soon to be 2 year old. She is self employed and can make her own hours for her job. <BR> She is in the care of a Dr. and has run into a wall trying to get her daughter to school on time every day. She is having a problem waking up to get Zoey ready for school and getting her there. It doesn't happen everyday. She has given the school a letter from the Dr. letting them know ... Thu, 14 Jan 2016 12:03:57 EST Eating healthy isn't always easy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6068937 Sometimes I just can't resist the urge to eat something that is not on my healthy menu. Why does the food that is not healthy for you taste so good? It must be the sweet? I don't know. <BR> Wed, 13 Jan 2016 23:31:30 EST Kids are back in school today after a snow day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6067606 Yesterday there was a snow day because of the snow fall Saturday night. I live in a suburban area and the buses are not allowed to travel on roads that have not been plowed. They don't plow coun try roads in my area. There was still snow on the ground Sunday night, so the school board called for a snow day on Monday. <BR> Over the summer, the board set up some kind of website for the kids to do school work at home on the internet should there be a snow day so they don't have any make-up days... Tue, 12 Jan 2016 11:57:26 EST 2nd week of cardio. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6066981 It doesn't get any easier when you add more cardio to your workout, but you have to change things up in order for you to trick your body and not let it get used to what you are doing. Mon, 11 Jan 2016 19:11:41 EST No church today because of the snow. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6065733 Since the snow fell so late last night, no one was able to plow the church parking lot, so church services were canceled for today. Oh well! I'm staying in today. Sun, 10 Jan 2016 11:57:01 EST The SNOW is falling! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6065329 Our first snow of the winter season. It started about 2 hours ago. It's only a light snow, but we already have accumulation. It's not supposed to stop in my area until about 5 a.m. I'm not sure if my daughter and I will go to church in the morning because I live in a suburban area and my road does not get plowed. I guess I'll see in the morning. Sat, 9 Jan 2016 23:27:36 EST 5 days of cardio. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6064004 I started on Monday and 5 days of cardio. My arms are burning. I want to double my time next week, but I'm not sure how that's going to work out. I will do it anyway. Fri, 8 Jan 2016 11:19:18 EST Cardio is hard! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6063452 Cardio is hard when you first start out. I am motivated to keep going because I want it for me!!! Thu, 7 Jan 2016 20:14:43 EST Looking for a job I can do from home. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6062155 My husband passed away 2 1/2 years ago with no life insurance. I can't apply for widows benefits until I turn 60. I will 54 in Feb. I need an income for the next 6 years. I have an 18 year old daughter at home that will graduate in May 2016. Her child's portion of S.S. will stop in May. Then I have no more income. My house is paid off and I have no car loans. I don't owe anyone any money. I just have to pay my monthly bills that amount to about $1400 a month. I have very little in my savings ... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 12:47:48 EST Help! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061080 Can someone please tell me how to get points on the "like a community post." I can't figure it out. Tue, 5 Jan 2016 12:20:49 EST Lost 2 lbs. but I think it was water. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6061037 Usually when you start eating right (not diet), the first couple of days you lose weight, it's usually water, but I'll take what I can get. Tue, 5 Jan 2016 11:40:48 EST Back to lose more weight! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6060464 I haven't done a good job of maintaining the weight I lost 4 years ago. So here I am to lose more. Mon, 4 Jan 2016 20:57:47 EST Trying to lower my monthly bills. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5973248 I'm trying hard to lower my monthly bills. I'm looking at all the money I spend by writing a budget. I'm looking at my budget to see where I could cut costs. It's a lot harder than I thought it was going to be. I called the insurance company today to lower my car ins. and the premiums weren't that much of a difference, so I elected to keep it the same. Now onto another bill. Thu, 6 Aug 2015 16:21:08 EST More painting to come. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5972211 I have to trim the bedroom in white. I am having tile laid in my house. In Kelleigh's room, the tile is laid. Next I need to nail 1/4 round on the baseboards. Then, I can put the furniture back in her room. It's getting there slowly. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 21:22:16 EST Got part of my lawn mowed today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5971758 I mowed some of my lawn tonight before it got too dark. I'll mow the rest tomorrow. I also spent 4 hours painting my daughter's room. I have been a busy girl today. Tue, 4 Aug 2015 00:49:54 EST Poison ivy? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5966242 When you get poison ivy, how long does a person usually have it? I have never had it before so I don't know. I went to the Dr. and he gave me a cream to put on it and wherever I put the cream, that part of my body heals of the poison and then it seems to pop up in another area. This has been going on for about 3 weeks now. Any help? Sat, 25 Jul 2015 00:37:30 EST Boy breaks wrist at church softball game. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5961997 Last game of the night and last hit of the night. Ian Sevic caught a fly ball awkwardly and came up with what we think is a broken wrist. Prayers for him for quick healing. Thu, 16 Jul 2015 23:27:53 EST Cutting down small trees. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5960424 Today I cut down several small trees in my back yard that were hovering over my pool. I also cut down a small tree in my front yard right by the porch leading to my front door. The branches were in the way to get on the porch so I cut ALL of the limbs off. A friend of mine told me I had poison ivy on the other side of my front porch, so I cut it down too. Of course, I had thick gloves on while I did all of this work. <BR> A friend of mine that came and cleaned my air conditioning unit for me ... Tue, 14 Jul 2015 00:08:58 EST VBS started tonight at Sharon Baptist Church. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959857 VBS for school age children. It's called Journey on the Map. It goes from Sunday- Wednesday. Mon, 13 Jul 2015 00:50:43 EST Day out. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5959328 Kelleigh and I went to Paducah today just to get away and she came home with new clothes. I got nothing, but that's ok. Sat, 11 Jul 2015 23:38:38 EST Feeling better today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5958379 I went to the Dr. yesterday and the cream he gave me is making me feel better. I think the rash is a little lighter too! Thanks for everyone's concerns. <BR> <em>30</em> Fri, 10 Jul 2015 00:34:11 EST Dermititis? How did I get it? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=5957814 I got it from the cement board that's being cut to fit exact spots in my home for a tile job being done in my home. A friend of mine is doing the job and I'm right in there to help. It started popping up on me last Monday and I started treating it with hydrocortisone ointment on Wednesday. It keeps popping up on different areas of my body so I went to the Dr. today and he gave me a more powerful hydrocortisone cream and told me I should be feeling better by tomorrow. I sure do hope so!!! Wed, 8 Jul 2015 23:47:58 EST