WORKOUTWITHPAM's SparkPeople Blog WORKOUTWITHPAM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community June 17, 2017 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding on my last blog of long ago. Nothing much has happened or changed for me. My phones and Internet service has been doing fine after being disabled for 9 days. <BR> <BR> My son, the teacher, is out of school for the summer, but he is like me and does not take a break. He is teaching summer school five days a week and helping the football team stay in shape by working with them daily in weight training. <BR> <BR> My summer fitness class s... Sat, 17 Jun 2017 18:37:47 EST June 4, 2017 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am now seeing that I did not blog even once during the month of May. Actually, I did not even check in to Spark People on a few of those days. I worked late on many of those nights, and after doing all that I had to do after I got home, I was too sleepy to get online. Occasionally, I would sit down at the computer and fall sound asleep within five minutes, or less. <BR> <BR> The last two weeks of May were troublesome because I lost my phone AND Internet Servi... Mon, 5 Jun 2017 01:29:19 EST April 29, 2017 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I appreciate your comments on my last blog. It has been a little over two weeks since KOBE passed away, and we are doing OK. We sure miss him though. He was my best behaved (least spoiled) cat. <em>41</em> Anyway, I know he is also doing OK over the "Rainbow Bridge" and with his beloved CRICKET again. I will get KOBE's ashes on Monday and place them along side CRICKET's ashes. <BR> <BR> All of the other cats are doing OK, too. I can't tell if they miss hi... Sat, 29 Apr 2017 19:47:45 EST April 16, 2017 (EASTER Sunday) Hello Everyone and HAPPY EASTER! <BR> <BR> Thank you for your comments on my last blog. I have just now read those comments, and they are very helpful and supportive. <BR> <BR> This past week was pretty much like all of my weeks until Friday when my 9 year old cat, KOBE, suddenly passed away. My two sons and I are extremely heartbroken over his loss. He was fine, or so I thought, when I left for work at 8:00 AM. My son, the teacher, was out of school for the holiday. He was getting read... Sun, 16 Apr 2017 13:43:08 EST April 8, 2017 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding to my last blog. As you can tell, I am not doing too well reaching my goal of blogging every day. Not much really goes on in my life other than my sons, my cats, and my work. My sons are both grown with my oldest living in his own home. My youngest son lives here, but about all I can share about him is that each of his days go "Fine." So they don't provide me with much to talk about. My 6 cats don't say much either. <em>239</em> T... Sat, 8 Apr 2017 18:40:21 EST April 2, 2017 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> It is so nice to hear from all of you. I hope all of you are doing OK. <BR> <BR> MORTICIA....I am so sorry to hear that you lost PORKIE! How is BLOCKER doing after the dental surgery? I will keep you and your babies in my thoughts and prayers. <BR> <BR> Those of you who might remember 'Sophie's Story' will probably be surprised to hear that she is now ONE YEAR OLD! Seems like only yesterday that I found her on my walkway. She weighed less than a pound. She i... Mon, 3 Apr 2017 02:27:36 EST April 1, 2017 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am embarrassed because it has been so long since I have written anything here. I have checked into SparkPeople on most days, but I did miss a few days. I also missed several days of doing the Trivia questions. It seems like it is around midnight before I get a few minutes to even get on the computer. I hope I can change that during the month of April. <BR> <BR> I have missed corresponding with those who have so faithfully responded to my blogs. I hope you ... Sat, 1 Apr 2017 16:35:04 EST March 11, 2017 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for reading and responding on my last entry. I have totally been 'out of order' this past week. One day, I didn't even get online. That is very unlike me. Anyway, I am getting caught up now, but that takes much longer than when I check in daily. <BR> <BR> MORTICIA, I hope you were able to get PORKIE to the vet! LESLIE, I hope the cold passed you by and that you are feeling OK. <BR> <BR> I am not real sure that I am a fan of the changes made to o... Sat, 11 Mar 2017 20:25:42 EST March 7, 2017 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your most recent comments. I did not write on Monday because I kept putting off getting online because I had so many other things to do when I arrived home from work. It was my intention to log in to SparkPeople and do all of the tasks, but I fell asleep, and it was after 3:00 AM when I woke up! <BR> <BR> Tonight I am hoping I can get it all finished before falling asleep. <BR> <BR> MORTICIA, it is wonderful that Runtster has never been sick. ... Wed, 8 Mar 2017 01:54:46 EST March 5, 2017 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding to yesterday's blog. It is always good to hear from each of you. I hope I will continue to be alert enough in the evenings to continue to get online. Last month, I missed a couple of days mainly because I was too sleepy to get out of my recliner and get to the computer. I hope that will not happen this month. <BR> <BR> Another pretty day, but a little cooler, however, not bad for March. It doesn't seem like we've had much winter. I a... Mon, 6 Mar 2017 02:13:00 EST March 4, 2017 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, Thank you for reading and responding on my last blog. It is another sunny, beautiful day and much warmer than yesterday. It would be a great day to take the garbage to the dump and the recycles to the bins. I might do that, but first I want to finish here and take a nap. <BR> <BR> MORTICIA, I am sorry that PORKIE is still have problems. I will keep both BLOCKER and PORKIE in my thoughts and prayers. Please keep me updated on how they are doing. All of my cats are do... Sat, 4 Mar 2017 14:41:18 EST March 3, 2017 (Friday) Thank you all for your comments on my last blog. I hope you are all doing well. It was a sunny day, but windy and cool. My day was busy, but nothing unusual happened. Just one of my 'days' with 4 classes and 4 hours on the Fitness Floor at the YMCA. <BR> <BR> I hope you have a GREAT WEEKEND! Take care, and keep in touch. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 4 Mar 2017 01:12:50 EST March 2, 2017 (Thursday) It was great to hear from each of you. I hope that we will continue to keep in touch. It was a very nice day with sunshine and warm temperatures. It has been like that for several days with unseasonably warm weather. <BR> <BR> I went to lunch today with members of my early morning class. It was nice and the first time that I have gone with this group. I had to rush out though because I had a class at 2:00 PM and then hours on Fitness Floor. Anyway, I am getting ready to get offline. ... Fri, 3 Mar 2017 01:32:05 EST March 1, 2017 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope you are all doing well. I apologize for my absence. I have continued to be active on the site, but I've had to reduce my online time. I hope I can get back to regularly blogging starting TODAY! Actually, I've not been able to get online until very late in the evening, and by that time, I am so tired that I feel very rushed. So, I've had to let a few things go. <BR> <BR> Nothing much has happened to write about. Both of my sons and all of my cats are do... Wed, 1 Mar 2017 23:45:29 EST February 4, 2017 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I appreciate that those who read my blogs are staying in touch when I am blogging so infrequently now. I hope everyone is doing OK. I am fine, just working a lot which causes me to be more rushed (and tired) when I get online. I really don't have much going on that is worthy of writing about. Our weather is really weird, 70 degrees one day and 30 degrees the next day. Fortunately, just that one snow is all that we've had. I hope that is ALL that we have. <BR>... Sat, 4 Feb 2017 16:44:14 EST January 24, 2017 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> Once again, I have been sort of out of touch with blogging. I am very busy at work, and when I get home in the evenings it is late. I have a lot to do when I get home, which makes it late when I get online. This causes me to have to rush. It is late tonight, and I still have a ton of things to do, but I wanted to stop by and say "Hello" to my Spark Friends who are so faithful in responding to my 'same old, same old' blogs. <BR> <BR> I hope all of you are doing well... Wed, 25 Jan 2017 02:06:20 EST January 18, 2017 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> Thank you for responding to my last blog. I just saw the weather forecast for the next few days, and while the temperatures will range from the 50's to the 70's....rain is predicted for every day. We haven't seen much sunshine in days. Ever so often, it MAY peek out for a few minutes, but other than an occasional glimpse it continues to dreary, dark, and damp. <BR> <BR> I hope you are all doing well. Nothing of interest going on here that I can think of at the momen... Thu, 19 Jan 2017 00:16:41 EST January 15, 2017 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> It has been a whole week since I have posted anything here! The 'rush' of people in the gyms where I work has had me pretty busy. So many with New Year's resolutions to 'get in shape' has increased attendance in classes and also those working out on the Fitness Floor. Of course that is GREAT and what keeps the gyms in business, but it has made me more tired than usual when I get home. So, I've not had the time nor the energy to do what I normally get to do on Sp... Mon, 16 Jan 2017 02:53:12 EST January 8, 2017 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding on my last blog. I finally got out today, and tonight I was able to get the truck up 'The Hill!' Schools are still closed tomorrow because so many of the children live on the back roads. The main roads are fine, but the back roads are still covered in ice. I do not live near the main road, but I was able to get to work by driving very slowly on the back roads until I reached the highway. From there on in, it was smooth sailing. <BR> ... Sun, 8 Jan 2017 20:51:02 EST January 7, 2017 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> YES! We did get snow! Fortunately, I am parked at the bottom of "the HILL" but I still haven't been anywhere since Thursday night. The snow began in the early AM on Friday. All classes were canceled for Friday. I only had one class scheduled for today, and I had to get a substitute to cover the class for me. For those who live near the main highway, the roads are fine, but for those of us who live further out, the roads are anything but fine. Hopefully, I wi... Sat, 7 Jan 2017 17:44:29 EST January 4, 2017 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> Thank you for reading my last blog and for your responses. Unfortunately, the Grizzlies did NOT win or even come close to winning in last night's game. They are an unusual team this season. They can win when playing top of the line teams, and then lose to teams that are weak. Personally, I think when they are playing a team that is weak that they 'assume' they will win, and then 'blow it!' They play the Clippers tonight, and maybe they will win this one. <BR> <BR> B... Wed, 4 Jan 2017 17:47:51 EST January 3, 2017 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a GREAT DAY! We are still having those cold, dreary, rainy days. Can't wait for a little sunshine around here. Thank you all for responding to my last blog entry. I see a few new names listed, and it is nice to have new members stop by. I am checking in early tonight because the Grizzlies are playing basketball at 9:30 PM Central time. They are playing in Los Angeles, and of course when they play teams in that area, they are played here lat... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 21:40:24 EST January 2, 2017 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Today, it was back to my full work schedule. I was sort of dreading it since I've had this sinus/cold/allergy thing going on for a few days. However, today I felt almost well, and the symptoms were almost gone. It was a dark, dreary, and rainy day, but still the day went well for me. <BR> <BR> Thank you all for the "Happy New Year" wishes. I really hope it is a GREAT YEAR! Last year was OK for me. The only bad thing that I can think of was the wreck that I ... Tue, 3 Jan 2017 02:17:12 EST January 1, 2017 (New Year's Day) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> HAPPY NEW YEAR! <em>411</em> <em>407</em> <em>408</em> <BR> <BR> BEST WISHES for a FANTASTIC 2017! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sun, 1 Jan 2017 12:16:11 EST December 31, 2016 (Saturday) HAPPY NEW YEAR to ALL! I hope you all have a wonderful evening and a great day tomorrow! I think I mentioned that today is my sister's birthday, so I am taking care of her son, Scott, tonight while they go out to celebrate her birthday and the new year. I don't much like going out partying on New Year's Eve, so I am happy to stay at her house and watch Scott. I am hoping he will sleep most of the time that I am there . <BR> <BR> MORTICIA, I am sorry you've been sick. I hope you are mu... Sat, 31 Dec 2016 14:31:32 EST December 29, 2016 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for reading and responding to my last blog. Seems like I am not having very much time to be online during the past couple of weeks. Last week, after working long hours, I still had to get out and do errands and Christmas shopping. The weekend was busy with work and two family get togethers. I thought this week would be less demanding, but NO, I have been fighting off a cold that has slowed me down. Things I really wanted to accomplish during last week... Fri, 30 Dec 2016 02:47:52 EST December 25, 2016 (Christmas) Hello Everyone, <BR> Thank you all for your responses on my last blog. I hope everyone had a GREAT DAY! I was happy to see several family members today that I haven't seen since last Christmas, and a great-nephew that I haven't seen in over 20 years. He is grown and married now with children who will soon be teenagers. Hopefully, it won't be that long before I see him and his family again. <BR> <BR> Now we begin to look forward to the New Year! My sister's birthday is Dec. 31, so I wi... Mon, 26 Dec 2016 00:39:11 EST December 24, 2016 (Christmas Eve) Wishing you ALL a very MERRY CHRISTMAS, and a HAPPY NEW YEAR! BEST WISHES in reaching all of your 2017 goals. <em>593</em> <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sun, 25 Dec 2016 02:09:36 EST December 21, 2016 (Wednesday) Every day this week has seemed like Friday. I guess that is because every day this week has been filled with happy people who are looking forward to Christmas. So people are in their 'TGIF' mode or now it would be their 'TGIC' or "Thank Goodness It's Christmas!" Both Friday AND Christmas will soon be here! I still have quite a bit to accomplish before Saturday, however, my workload is getting reduced for now, so I can get it all done, or most of it anyway. <BR> <BR> Still dark and dreary... Thu, 22 Dec 2016 02:53:54 EST December 18, 2016 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> Thank you for your responses. Thank you for the 'Sunshine' that was sent to me. Actually, today we woke up to a frosting of snow. Nothing major or anything that would have me stranded at the top of "THE HILL," but the ground was scattered with snow, and there were icicles hanging on the house. At least the sun did come out for a few hours, so that made it a better day than these dark and dreary days. <BR> <BR> Very cold tonight, in the teens. My son has one and a ha... Mon, 19 Dec 2016 02:20:35 EST December 17, 2016 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> It is good to hear from you. I always appreciate that you read and respond on my blogs. Lately, I've been working so much that I really haven't had anything to write about other than 'working so much.' <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> This has been an easy weekend though because the Y is getting a new floor in the Wellness Center (Weight Room), so the Wellness Center is closed until Monday morning. The cut out my Friday night 5-9 PM shift and also my Sunday afternoon ... Sat, 17 Dec 2016 18:58:54 EST December 13, 2016 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Late again getting online, so not much time to write. Thank you for your responses on my last blog. Really dark, damp, and chilly here. We've had one sunny day in what seems like FOREVER! The Temperature hasn't been so bad, but the dreary days have been mood altering. <BR> <BR> Two of our fitness floor workers are vacationing this week, so I am getting more hours than what I have regularly scheduled. I am OK with that because I will lose a lot of hours durin... Wed, 14 Dec 2016 02:55:04 EST December 10, 2016 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding on my last blog which was written several days ago. The extra work hours and the Grizzlies basketball games are cutting into my online time. <BR> <BR> My oldest son came over this afternoon, and we watched some of the High School All Star football game. Several of the young men who my youngest son coaches were on the team. The game got off to a very slow start, so I slept through most of it, and I think my oldest son did, too. My you... Sat, 10 Dec 2016 20:02:17 EST 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