WORKOUTWITHPAM's SparkPeople Blog WORKOUTWITHPAM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community December 5, 2016 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Not much has been going on in my life, so I've not had much news to write about. I still like to check in though, but I have actually been getting more sleep, although not intentional. I sit down for what I plan to be a short time in the den or even at the computer or the dining room table, and within a few minutes, I am sound asleep. A couple of hours later I will awaken, but I am too tired then to get online. I had planned this month to not miss one day of Tri... Tue, 6 Dec 2016 01:27:10 EST December 2, 2016 (Friday) Thank you for responding to my last blog. I hope everyone has a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 3 Dec 2016 02:29:09 EST November 26, 2016 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for commenting on my Thanksgiving blog. Yesterday was pretty busy at the Y with everyone trying to 'burn off' the calories that they ate on Thanksgiving. At another gym, I was scheduled to teach a class, but when I got there only one person showed up. Quite a few had said they would be there when I had asked earlier in the week. I guess they were either too tired or too busy to get up that early and exercise. The one lady who DID show up said that she... Sat, 26 Nov 2016 20:23:40 EST November 24, 2016 (THANKSGIVING) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am very THANKFUL for all of you and all of the members and staff here at Spark People. It is so nice to be a part of such a friendly, caring, supportive, and encouraging group. My day was GREAT, and I hope yours was too! <BR> <BR> I was totally OFF today with nothing to do other than show up at my sister Shelby's house with a container of store bought slaw! <em>590</em> Shelby and her husband, Ray, did it all. Actually, Ray did it all, but Shelby did the... Thu, 24 Nov 2016 20:42:40 EST November 19, 2016 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding on my last blog that was posted several days ago. I have worked a lot of extra hours this past week, so I've not been around as much as I would like to be around. Suddenly there are not as many working the Fitness Floor at the YMCA as were expected to be working there. Our coordinator broke her foot a few weeks ago, and her return date continues to get moved forward by her doctor. As of now, I think she will be back the week after Thanks... Sat, 19 Nov 2016 17:40:06 EST November 13, 2016 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for commenting on my last blog. It is always nice to hear from each of you. The races went on and on last night. The evening started out OK because it was a nice sunny day, but since it gets dark so early now, by 6:00 PM it was starting to get COLD. As the night wore on, it got COLDER and COLDER. There were two portable heaters in the area where I was working, but they cannot really compete with OUTSIDE. It was OK as long as I stood right by one of t... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 01:17:25 EST November 13, 2016 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for commenting on my last blog. It is always nice to hear from each of you. The races went on and on last night. The evening started out OK because it was a nice sunny day, but since it gets dark so early now, by 6:00 PM it was starting to get COLD. As the night wore on, it got COLDER and COLDER. There were two portable heaters in the area where I was working, but they cannot really compete with OUTSIDE. It was OK as long as I stood right by one of t... Mon, 14 Nov 2016 01:17:18 EST November 12, 2016 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your comments. It is a beautiful day for the races, and hopefully there will be a big crowd there for this BIG race (the last race of the season). I don't have much time because it is all beginning earlier today (at 3:00, rather than 5:00). So I have to get there two hours earlier than normal. One reason for that is that there are supposed to be A LOT of race cars, PLUS the temperature is getting down to 40 tonight. Maybe we will get out of there ... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 13:02:20 EST November 11, 2016 (Friday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your comments, especially the "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" wishes for my sons. You are all so kind and thoughtful. <BR> <BR> DEB...You are always so 'on top' of things around here. You are a wonderful Leader of our Dealing With Depression Team. Thank you for all that you do. Recommending the "NEW MEMBER CHALLENGE" to our new Team members is an excellent idea! I wish I would have thought of that! <em>41</em> <BR> <BR> LESLIE...I am so sorry to hear th... Sat, 12 Nov 2016 01:20:48 EST November 10, 2016 (Thursday) Thank you for your comments on my last blog. The truck is gone again because I am getting new tires put on it. So, I gave it back to my mechanic, and he will get the tires in and on it in a couple of days. He said tomorrow, but that is IF the tires come in. It doesn't really matter to me because I wasn't planning on driving it to the race track this weekend anyway. I am still going there on Saturday, just not on Friday. <BR> <BR> Today is my youngest son's birthday. He is 32 years ol... Thu, 10 Nov 2016 23:21:41 EST November 8, 2016 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I appreciate your comments on my last blog. Good News! Tonight, I got my truck back, and it looks GREAT! The new dashboard was a MUST, and it looks GREAT, too. The truck was gone for almost 4 months, so I will have to get adjusted to driving it again since I've been driving my smallish car for that length of time. I like my car, but I like my truck better for the work that I do. David (the mechanic) will still get it back another time or two because I am getti... Wed, 9 Nov 2016 00:42:25 EST November 6, 2016 (Sunday) Hello All, <BR> <BR> Thank you for reading and responding on my last blog. Yes, the 1 point loss of my son's football team was heartbreaking. This was a playoff game, and one loss means you are out of it. Anyway, like I said, there is always next year! <BR> <BR> Still fairly nice weather here at least during the days, but the nights get much cooler. I am still waiting for my truck to be finished. One of the BIG disadvantages of having work done by a friend is that you are on THEIR sc... Mon, 7 Nov 2016 02:58:21 EST November 5, 2016 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your comments on my last blog. I have been 'tied up' this week with the extra work hours, the World Series, and the beginning of the NBA season. There are no races today so I am trying to catch up on all that I've let go this past week. <BR> <BR> I hope you are all doing well. The weather here is cooler, but not too cold YET! My oldest son and I sat out at the football game last night, and it wasn't too bad. My youngest son's team was in the play... Sat, 5 Nov 2016 14:39:24 EST October 30, 2016 (Sunday) Thank you all for commenting on my yesterday's blog. The races went OK. I was late getting home, but it wasn't because of the trick or treating or crashes. It was mainly because something was going on with the computers, and we were running an hour late getting started. Then there was the trick or treating and the usual crashes, so it was late when I got home. It never did get cold though, so at least I wasn't freezing while all of that was occurring. <BR> <BR> Today was hectic due to s... Mon, 31 Oct 2016 02:52:09 EST October 29, 2016 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for commenting on my last blog. Today is a very nice day for the races. I am still taking my portable heater because it will be getting much cooler later this evening. For now though, the weather is GREAT! <BR> <BR> I have a feeling this night might go on for a long time because during intermission the kids in the stands will be allowed in the pits (along with their parents) to 'trick or treat' the race car drivers. However, they may only allow about ... Sat, 29 Oct 2016 14:15:14 EST October 28, 2016 (Friday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> GREAT hearing from each of you. No rain in sight so the races are ON for tomorrow. Fortunately, it isn't going to be as cold as it was last Saturday night. That will be a BLESSING! No races are scheduled for next Saturday, and the following weekend, the races will be on both Friday AND Saturday nights. I've already written about this, so I won't go into it again. <BR> <BR> To answer a couple of questions that were asked in your responses, MJ...'cut off' is a... Sat, 29 Oct 2016 02:18:35 EST October 27, 2016 (Thursday) It is not long until the cut off on here, so I am rushing in tonight. Thank you for your comments on my last blog. <BR> <BR> About the new shift at the YMCA, I am already there teaching a class from 6:30 - 7:30. Usually, I don't get away from there on Monday and Wednesday nights until 9:00 PM anyway, so since the 5 - 9:00 PM shift on Monday is open, I decided I may as well take the shift and get paid to be there. It will be a little inconvenient getting there at 5:00 when I usually do n... Fri, 28 Oct 2016 02:34:06 EST October 25, 2016 (Tuesday) Hello All! <BR> <BR> Good to hear from you. Your comments are always appreciated. <BR> <BR> LESLIE..I haven't given my truck a name. It has just always been called "The Blue Truck!" Everyone knows it, and until I wrecked it, my fitness class participants always knew that I was at the gyms when they would see my truck. I also like my car, but it is very 'non-descript.' It is smallish and light silver. Since there are so many 'smallish light silver' vehicles, I have to make a big effort... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:51:45 EST October 24, 2016 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding on my last blog. It is always nice to read your comments. <BR> <BR> truck is a 2001 Dodge Ram extended cab. We bought it new in 2000 when our youngest son turned 16. At that time, I was driving a 1993 Chevy van (that I also loved...I really get 'attached' to my vehicles). Not long after we bought the truck, the van started giving me problems. Since my son was only 16, a new driver, and didn't take good care of the truck, ... Tue, 25 Oct 2016 02:43:14 EST October 23, 2016 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding on my short blog of yesterday. I didn't get back last night because it was 2:00 AM when I got home from the races. It was very cool, and there weren't that many people there. However, there were a lot of cars and drivers there, and the cars kept getting involved in pile-ups. That always delays everything. <BR> <BR> I had a great surprise today! David (my mechanic) brought the truck over for me to see if I was pleased with the work and ... Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:50:52 EST October 21, 2016 (Friday) Thank you all for your supportive comments about my computer. I got another message when I tried to get online after the "Repair" thing was partially successful. It was about a 'disc' and I could click on the one that was to 'check the disc.' I did, and after all sorts of 'jibbery jabbery' came across the screen, the computer has worked fine since then. Viola! <BR> <BR> Cutoff is NOW, so I will have to get back on this tomorrow! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 22 Oct 2016 02:58:44 EST October 18, 2016 (Tuesday) Still here, but just barely! Continuously plugging and unplugging the computer. It will stay on for a few seconds, and then it clicks OFF. After doing that dozens of times, it stayed on long enough for a message to appear asking me if I wanted to start "Start Up Repair?" I clicked 'YES,' and after that ran for about 20 minutes, (with the computer staying on the entire time), I got online, and I am still here. I don't think it is fixed but it is working for the moment. Wish me luck that ... Tue, 18 Oct 2016 23:36:44 EST October 16, 2016 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding to my last blog. Just in case, I am not around for a period of time, I am having a horrible time with my computer. It turns itself OFF, and it doesn't want to turn back ON. I may have written about this already. Anyway it did it once a couple of weeks ago, and then I didn't have any problems with it again until this weekend. It is doing it more and more now. I will probably have to get a new one, and that will involve time and $$$$$$, ... Sun, 16 Oct 2016 19:42:30 EST October 15, 2016 (Saturday) No races today! Rescheduled for tomorrow afternoon. I can't work there tomorrow afternoon, because I already work at the YMCA on Sunday afternoon. Wish I could figure out how to be in TWO PLACES at once! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT SUNDAY! <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 15 Oct 2016 19:00:41 EST October 15, 2016 (Friday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Just a quick check in because cut off is in 5 minutes. Thank you for stopping by my last blog and leaving a comment. We had rain today, so the 'word' now is that a decision will be made for tomorrow's races by noon. I will have to wait and see. No more rain is expected so all may be "ON" for tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 15 Oct 2016 02:56:24 EST October 11, 2016 (Tuesday) Thank you for your responses on my last blog. MORTICIA, I am so happy that your fur babies are doing well after their surgery. Beautiful weather here so far this week. It is supposed to be nice for the rest of the week unless something changes. <BR> <BR> Just busy doing my usual 'stuff' that I do every day, so nothing new to report about. I hope you are all having a GREAT WEEK, and I hope your WEDNESDAY is WONDERFUL! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Wed, 12 Oct 2016 00:31:04 EST October 9, 2016 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your responses to my blog of yesterday. It did get pretty chilly last night at the races. The temperature was predicted to be in the 50's late in the evening, and I am pretty sure that it did get that low. It was a LONG night because of the frequent interruptions of cars running into each other or the fence. Everything was OK though, and I didn't feel too tired on the drive home. There are only a handful of races left, and next Saturday is suppose... Mon, 10 Oct 2016 01:41:43 EST October 8, 2016 (Saturday) RACE DAY! So I am rushing in to post before I leave. Very cool here today, so it will be COLD tonight. I am taking warm clothes though, so I will be fine. BIG RACE, so it may last a long time, however, it depends on the crashes, Hopefully, all will be driving well with no major wrecks to hold things up. <BR> <BR> I hope your weekend is GREAT! Take care! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 8 Oct 2016 13:37:40 EST October 6, 2016 (Thursday) Thank you for your posts on my most recent blog. Of course I will keep PORKIE and BLOCKER in my thoughts and prayers, MORTICIA! I wish them both a successful surgery and a speedy recover. 1 Minute until cutoff so I am out of here. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Fri, 7 Oct 2016 02:59:00 EST October 5, 2016 (Wednesday) Thank you for reading and responding to my yesterday's blog. My computer is still doing well, so I guess it was just a 'freaky' thing that happened. I really don't have anything new or exciting to write about tonight, so I will just wish everyone a TERRIFIC THURSDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Thu, 6 Oct 2016 00:44:22 EST October 3, 2016 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope you have all had a GREAT DAY! Things started sort of 'rocky' here because last night when I first got online, my computer cut off. I had only done a couple of things on SparkPeople at that time. I did the usual things that one does when her computer does something weird, but I got no results. It would NOT come back on again. So, I had to go to bed leaving much undone. I was hoping all would be well when I got up this morning, but NOOOOOO such luck. Eve... Tue, 4 Oct 2016 23:27:30 EST October 2, 2016 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your comments on my last blog. You are all so much appreciated. <BR> <BR> What a surprise last night that the races were over by 10:30 PM! I was back at the house before midnight and asleep by 1:00 AM! I don't recall that ever happening before. It all depends on the number of crashes that occur and what damage is caused by those crashes (such as running into the fence and tearing half of it down). I think there are only 5 more races and maybe few... Sun, 2 Oct 2016 12:15:09 EST October 1, 2016 (Saturday) HAPPY OCTOBER! My how this year has flown by! I am not a fan of the rest of the months of this year, so I am already hoping for SPRING! I am OK with it though because our winters are not very bad here in this area. I always have that "HILL" to deal with though, and the fear of getting stuck at the top when we have one of our totally unpredicted SNOWSTORMS! <BR> <BR> Anyway, today is nice and the weather is great for the race track folks. I am out of here now to get ready to leave. H... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 14:06:15 EST September 30, 2016 (Friday) I am just now noticing that it has been a lot of days since I have written anything here. I have been so late getting online that I've been too rushed or too sleepy to stay here very long. <BR> <BR> I hope you are all doing well, and thank you for your responses on my last blog. ZOEY, that is a coincidence that we both have cats named KOBE. <BR> <BR> I went to my son's football game tonight. This is his first year at this school, and he helps coach the offense. I left after the thir... Sat, 1 Oct 2016 02:46:58 EST September 25, 2016 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Great to hear from all of you! The races were over EARLY for a change last night. I got home around midnight. I did not get online at that time though because I was tired, and I knew I would quickly fall sound asleep at the computer. All of the cats were waiting for me. <BR> <BR> Sophie does like Kobe, and all she really wants is for him to play with her. She just goes about it the wrong way and comes on too aggressive. She doesn't bother the others much. ... Mon, 26 Sep 2016 02:51:28 EST September 24, 2016 (Saturday) Rushing (as usual) but I did want to thank all of you for your comments on my last blog. Sophie is pretty 'frisky' today. Kobe is just going to have to stand up for himself. He is much larger than her, but such a nice little boy that he doesn't seem to want to defend himself. Anyway, I gotta get going so I will check back in later tonight or tomorrow. Have a GREAT DAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 24 Sep 2016 13:48:14 EST September 23, 2016 (Friday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your comments on my last blog. I picked Sophie up on Wednesday afternoon. She wasn't too happy on the ride home, and she made the first sounds that I have ever heard her make since the day that I found her in my yard. She was making small "Meows" then because she was only about 2 weeks old and scared. Since that time, she has made no sounds. She was surely making 'sounds' on the ride home, but once we got to the house, which is only about 4 mi... Sat, 24 Sep 2016 02:03:57 EST September 20, 2015 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for commenting on my last blog. Your responses are very much appreciated. <BR> <BR> Sophie is staying overnight at the Animal Clinic. She was spayed early this morning. The vet called after the surgery and said she was in 'Recovery' and that she had done just fine. I sure miss her, and I will pick her up tomorrow afternoon. I hope I can keep her settled down for a day or two when she gets back home. She is usually a 'ball of energy,' but I hope she ... Wed, 21 Sep 2016 01:58:09 EST September 18, 2016 (Sunday) Thank you all for your 'Hopes that it wouldn't rain last night!' It worked because it did NOT rain. Actually, I don't believe there had even been any rain in that area. It had rained in my area for a while, but nothing serious. Anyway, all went on as planned. <BR> <BR> Cut off in just a few minutes, so I am going to have to make this a quick post tonight. Getting ready for the week ahead. I hope yours is a GREAT ONE! <BR> <BR> Take care, and HUGS! <BR> Pam Mon, 19 Sep 2016 02:52:50 EST September 17, 2016 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your comments on my last blog. I am rushing today to get finished with all that I do on here before I leave for the race track. Misting rain, but as of right now, everything is going on as scheduled. I don't know if it is raining in West Memphis, but if things cancel, someone will let me know in advance...(I hope). Of course, we could get over there, get set up, and THEN it rain. That is the worst scenario. <BR> <BR> Anyway, I hope you all have... Sat, 17 Sep 2016 12:42:59 EST September 15, 2016 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Still nothing much going on around my house. Oh, Sophie will be spayed next Tuesday, so that is news! I have the option to pick her up in the afternoon or leave her overnight. All of my others stayed overnight, but there was no option then. That was normal procedure, and there is no extra fee for the overnight. I think I will leave her overnight mainly because they will be giving her at least two doses of antibiotic before I can get there on Wednesday. I have ... Thu, 15 Sep 2016 23:13:24 EST Sptember 13, 2016 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for leaving responses on my last blog. It is almost cutoff time so I don't have much time to write. I really don't have anything important to write about, so I will just wish you all a GREAT WEDNESDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Wed, 14 Sep 2016 02:27:42 EST September 12. 2016 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I appreciate your comments very much. Yes, I was glad to meet the little boy and his parents. They all seemed happy, and even though he had a long scar down the back of his head, he was playful and curious. <BR> <BR> Nothing much went on today, so I do not really have anything to write about. Nice weather today, and that's about it! <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT Tuesday! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Tue, 13 Sep 2016 02:44:18 EST September 11, 2016 (Sunday) Thank you for your responses on my last blog. All went OK at the race track. No rain, and I got to meet the little boy who had his "Wish" granted. He looked to be about 7 years old, and he had a smaller brother around 5 or 6. Both boys (and their parents) had a GREAT time! <BR> <BR> I got home around 1:00 AM, so it wasn't so bad. I was pretty alert all of the way home. <BR> <BR> I am getting out of here to get a little earlier start on my bedtime tonight. I hope you all had a GREA... Mon, 12 Sep 2016 00:08:06 EST September 10, 2016 (Saturday) Thank you for responding to my last blog. I really enjoy reading your comments. Thank you for the well wishes for Sophie and the 'Congratulations' to my son for his team winning the game. <BR> <BR> A rain shower just passed through my area, BUT I am located an hour away from the race track, so I don't know if it rained there or if it is raining there now. So, for now, the races are still ON! I won't leave for another hour, so unless I hear something in that hour, I will be heading on ove... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 14:40:20 EST September 9, 2016 (Friday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I just got home a little while ago from my YMCA job. It was pretty busy there tonight with a Swim Team practice, a Water Aerobics class, a baby's swim class, and also a Special Olympics Swim Team practice all going on at the same time. <BR> <BR> MORTICIA, I am glad that Porkie is doing better. I hope she continues to improve. I continue to keep her in my prayers. <BR> <BR> I have to schedule Sophie an appointment in the next few days to be spayed. She is 5 ... Sat, 10 Sep 2016 01:33:25 EST September 8, 2016 (Thursday) Hello All! Good to hear from you, and thank you for your responses. Another day with nothing unusual happening. Everything went fine in the classes, and there was no drama <BR> <BR> There is a football game tomorrow evening, but I am skipping this one. I would have to miss working 4 hours in order to go. Since I missed 5 hours of work on Monday due to the holiday, I really think that I should go to work instead of the game. <BR> <BR> There is a 60% chance of rain on Saturday, so the... Fri, 9 Sep 2016 01:44:03 EST September 6, 2016 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for reading and leaving responses on yesterday's blog. I am rushing tonight because of the early cut off. <BR> <BR> MORTICIA, I hope you and your husband can soon get your truck on the road. That is very low mileage, so it should last a long time. LESLIEJEAN, I like to keep 4 litter boxes available for the cats. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a GREAT Wednesday. I don't have anything out of the ordinary to do, so I am glad about that. <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 7 Sep 2016 01:20:41 EST September , 2016 (Monday - LABOR DAY) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding on my last blog. The race track job went OK on Saturday night. There were quite a few in attendance, and the weather was cooperative...not too hot, and not cold. I got home around 1:00 AM, which is about the time I expect to get home. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, the couple came over and cut my grass. I was glad to see them since it has been awhile since they've stopped by and the grass was getting pretty tall. The guy, David, is the one wh... Mon, 5 Sep 2016 17:01:00 EST September 3, 2016 (Saturday) Off to the races! Have a GREAT WEEKEND! Take care, and keep in touch. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 3 Sep 2016 14:40:21 EST