WORKOUTWITHPAM's SparkPeople Blog WORKOUTWITHPAM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community February 6, 2016 (Saturday) Lazy day for me. Only one class, and all errands completed. Tonight I am going to watch a couple of basketball games with my oldest son who is coming over (to watch basketball games). He doesn't get the basketball station on his TV so he likes to come over to watch the games here. <BR> <BR> Other than that, I don't have any plans. WOOHOO! <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT EVENING and a WONDERFUL SUNDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 6 Feb 2016 16:53:17 EST February 4, 2016 (Thursday) Have a GREAT FRIDAY and a WONDERFUL WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Fri, 5 Feb 2016 02:49:49 EST February 3, 2016 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding to my last blog. I really am trying to write something everyday, but sometimes I just don't have an opportunity to get in here. I do like to keep in touch with those who respond regularly. I think you are all very kind and thoughtful to read what I write when it is pretty much the 'same old, same old' every time. <BR> <BR> The new Circuit Class that I started in January at the YMCA is doing GREAT! I think I mentioned that I would be a... Thu, 4 Feb 2016 02:15:37 EST February 1 2016 (Monday) Thank you for responding on my blog of yesterday. Already February! Imagine that! Time is flying by very fast. <BR> <BR> Early blog today because my son is coming over tonight, and I don't want to run the risk that I may be unable to get back on here later. <BR> <BR> I hope your day has been great and that your evening will be wonderful! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Mon, 1 Feb 2016 18:26:21 EST January 31, 2016 (Sunday) Not quite so busy today. I am going to bed a little earlier than usual for me. I do not want to be so exhausted tomorrow. I hope you all have a GREAT WEEK! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Mon, 1 Feb 2016 01:36:45 EST January 30, 2016 (Saturday) What a busy and exhausting week! I worked until 9:00 PM last night, got home around 10:00, sat down to dinner around 11:00, fell asleep at the table, and woke up around 3:00 AM. I have fallen asleep at the computer a number of times, but NEVER at the table! I may need to cut back a little. Actually, there are a lot of changes going on at one location where I work most of my hours, and it is causing me to have to work more hours at work and also at home. I've mentioned the 'homework' befo... Sat, 30 Jan 2016 15:40:47 EST Jauary 27, 2016 (Wednesday) I am going to have find more time in my day or early evening hours to get online at Spark I am once again checking in at almost cutoff time. Have a GREAT THURSDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Thu, 28 Jan 2016 02:51:50 EST January 26, 2016 (Tuesday) Yikes! TWO MINUTES until cutoff! Have a GREAT WEDNESDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Wed, 27 Jan 2016 02:58:42 EST January 25, 2016 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Again I am rushing in before the cutoff. Really nothing much to talk about. I do want to thank each one of you for your response on yesterday's blog. I hope you all have a GREAT TUESDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS Pam Tue, 26 Jan 2016 02:53:19 EST January 24, 2016 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Rushing in before the cutoff! Thank you for responding to my last blog. I really didn't have to make too many trips up and down THE HILL because things were almost all clear on Saturday. I had driven down on Thurs. night, so I had to walk back up; then I walked down on Friday afternoon to check the status of my truck and the street (that cannot be seen from the house). It was mostly just a powdery snow that was easy to clear off the truck. Then I walked up aga... Mon, 25 Jan 2016 02:30:16 EST January 22, 2015 (Friday) Whew! What a busy week for me. I am just noticing that it was Monday when I last posted here. Actually, a couple of those days, I was only online for a few minutes, and I did not get to do much of what I like to do on here. I think it is 3 days of Trivia Questions that I have skipped. That irritates me with myself. <BR> <BR> All week, we've been hearing about the winter storm predicted for today. Yesterday the announcements began coming in on the TV that schools were closed for today... Sat, 23 Jan 2016 02:34:03 EST January 18, 2016 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your responses on my Saturday's post. Fortunately, Scott was very good. He was already asleep when I arrived. He did wake up about an hour after they left, but Kay had told me that he might wake up since he'd been asleep for awhile. I fed him a sandwich, and he went right back to bed. That was all that I heard from him. He takes medication every afternoon around 4:00, and MOST nights he goes to bed real early. That is what he did on Saturday ... Tue, 19 Jan 2016 02:27:35 EST January 16, 2016 (Saturday) Busy, busy, busy. That's ME! Still adjusting to my January schedule that has included LOTS of planning and working on new programs AT HOME! I do not get paid for HOMEWORK, but in order to do the GREAT job that I demand of myself, that is what it takes. <BR> <BR> I am sort of rushing in here now because I am watching Scott again tonight for my sister and her husband while they go out. The last time I kept him on New Year's Eve, he was a handful and did not want to go to bed. I had plan... Sat, 16 Jan 2016 13:33:14 EST January 13, 2016 (Wednesday) Two minutes until cut off so I am just saying "HI!" Talk to you tomorrow! Have a GREAT Thursday! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Thu, 14 Jan 2016 02:59:16 EST January 12, 2016 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding to my last blog. It has gotten warmer, so no chance of snow for at least a couple of days. We have really weird weather here, so we really never know what to expect. Honestly, it can be in the 60-70 temperature range one day, and then snow on the next day. I do think snow is predicted for sometime this weekend. I will have to wait and see, but I won't take any chances. Again, I will get the truck to the bottom of "The Hill" if I hear t... Wed, 13 Jan 2016 01:11:27 EST January 10, 2016 (Sunday) Just now getting in here tonight, and it is almost cutoff time. Thank you all for your responses on my yesterday's blog. It got really cold here last night, and snow was predicted. I took the truck down to the bottom of THE HILL, hoping I could get up our street today. However, it did not snow other than a few snowflakes mixed with rain. That is what it was doing when I moved the truck down. So I was prepared for the worst, and was I surprised when it was bright and sunny with NO SNOW. ... Mon, 11 Jan 2016 02:36:57 EST January 9, 2016 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your 'get well wishes' for Max. He seems to be totally well now. He is back to his climbing, running, playing, chasing Jade, and begging for treats. <em>239</em> <BR> <BR> This week has been really busy especially at the YMCA. They have the new equipment, there is no January joining fee, new classes have started, and other classes are resuming after the holiday break. So there is a whole lot of 'action' going on there. That is GREAT, but it ... Sat, 9 Jan 2016 16:59:52 EST January 5, 2016 (Tuesday) Late getting in here again tonight. Story of my life. Anyway, thank you for your comments on yesterday's blog. We have the liquid medicine technique down pretty well now. The first dose that we gave Max on Saturday mostly landed on my son who was holding him. Saturday evening's dosage wasn't much better. However, on Sunday, it was getting easier, and now we are pretty much pros at it. <em>334</em> He's not had nausea so we haven't had to bother with the pill (Thank Goodness). A pil... Wed, 6 Jan 2016 01:28:05 EST January 4, 2016 (Monday) Hello Everyone, Thank you for you well wishes for Max. He is still on the liquid medicine which he hates, but we've gotten it down him anyway. Oh, the 'looks' he gives my son and me right after he's been given the medicine. The vet said the medicine was 'chicken flavored.' I guess Max doesn't like chicken. <em>30</em> Actually, Max has never eaten anything but dry food. My other 4 eat both dry and wet...not Max. He won't touch the wet food or even tuna. My other cats love tuna. ... Tue, 5 Jan 2016 02:37:40 EST January 3, 2016 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your comments on yesterday's blog. Max is much better today, and we did a pretty good job getting the liquid medication down him. The pill was optional, but we were supposed to give him one yesterday. The rest of them were to be given if he had nausea. He did not have nausea or at least I didn't see any signs of nausea so we didn't bother with the pill. I am so glad that I got him to the vet yesterday because today he seems almost back to his 'norm... Mon, 4 Jan 2016 02:44:01 EST January 2, 2016 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your responses on my yesterday's blog. It is so good to hear from everyone. <BR> <BR> Last night is when I first began to suspect that my 10 year old cat, Max, was 'under the weather.' Thinking back though, I realize he may have been feeling bad for a couple of days. My son and I took him to the vet, and he has a bacterial infection. He was checked for diabetes, kidney and thyroid problems, and all of those tests came back negative. That was g... Sat, 2 Jan 2016 17:38:00 EST January 1, 2016 (Friday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for the "HAPPY NEW YEAR" wishes. You are all so thoughtful, and you are all so special to me. <BR> <BR> Everything was OK last night with Scott, (not GREAT, but OK). He was up and down. Finally around 11:00 PM he was down for the night. Right after that, I crashed in a recliner, and I slept until my sister and her husband returned. They were surprised that he'd stayed up that late, and so was I. <BR> <BR> Today has been lazy for me. I have work... Fri, 1 Jan 2016 22:23:10 EST December 31, 2015 (Thursday) Just saying "HI" and "HAPPY NEW YEAR" before I start loading my stuff up to go over to Kay's house to watch Scott. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a GREAT 2016! <BR> <BR> Talk to you NEXT YEAR!!!!! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Thu, 31 Dec 2015 16:23:17 EST December 30, 2015 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> It seems like everyone is having weird weather. It has turned cool here now, so we may have seen the last of our 'spring like' weather, until spring anyway. I remember earlier this year when it took FOREVER for it to warm up and actually feel like spring. Now we are experiencing the same thing for winter. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is my sister, Kay's birthday. I am keeping her son, Scott while she and her husband go out. I haven't kept him in a long time, so I am lo... Thu, 31 Dec 2015 02:34:33 EST December 28, 2015 (Monday) Late night check in because I waited too late to get online. Things went OK today, other than it rained for most of the day. I think the rain is over for now. I also think our days of temperatures in the 70's are over. It is cooling up over the next few days. <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a great day. More tomorrow.... <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Tue, 29 Dec 2015 02:54:42 EST December 27, 2015 (Sunday) Lazy Day! Rain, but still fairly warm. I did not leave the house at all today. One son was here until around 3:00 PM, and a minute before he left, the other son came over. So, I really didn't accomplish anything that I had on my agenda for today other than the 'rest' part. I guess that is OK though. I can do that other 'stuff' tomorrow! <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a GREAT day and that your tomorrow is even better! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Mon, 28 Dec 2015 02:20:10 EST December 26, 2015 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> All confused about what day it is today since yesterday felt like Sunday. Today doesn't feel like Monday, but it doesn't feel like Saturday either. <em>198</em> Not a big deal though, as long as I can remember that it really IS Saturday. <BR> <BR> I worked 4 hours on the Fitness Floor this morning, and in a couple of hours I will be going to Shelby and Ray's house for their Christmas dinner. There will be a few people there who were not at Kay's yesterday, so... Sat, 26 Dec 2015 15:39:29 EST December 25, 2015 (Christmas) Hello Everyone, and Merry Christmas! Thank you for responding to my blog of Wednesday. I was so busy yesterday that I didn't have much time to get online. <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a great day. My two sons and I spent all afternoon at my sister, Kay's house. Tomorrow evening we will be going to my sister, Shelby's house. So today was busy and tomorrow will also be busy. I don't have any classes this Sunday, so I hope to NOT be busy. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a GREAT SATURDA... Sat, 26 Dec 2015 01:32:06 EST December 23, 2015 (Wednesday) Really weird weather we are having. High temperatures in the 70's which is unusual for this time of year. So today, our weather has flipped flopped between sunny and no wind, to dark skies, high wind, and heavy rain. More heavy rain, wind, and hail is predicted for later this evening. Tomorrow is supposed to be clear, but another day like today on Christmas. <BR> <BR> I hope you are all having a GREAT DAY! I got two important things done today, so I am happy to have that behind me. I h... Wed, 23 Dec 2015 17:31:18 EST December 22, 2015 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am rushing so I am only going to say, "Have a GREAT WEDNESDAY!" I will write more tomorrow. Thank you for your responses on my yesterday's blog. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Wed, 23 Dec 2015 00:49:10 EST December 21, 2015 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a GREAT DAY! I had a very good day. I only had two classes, but I was still busy because I did a lot of 'running around' after the classes were over. <BR> <BR> I took the gift basket to the two classes. Actually, I had TWO baskets because it was easier for me that way. The two classes are in different locations, and there are a few men in the second class. I only had a few gifts that could be for both men and women, and I didn't want the w... Mon, 21 Dec 2015 23:44:08 EST December 20, 2015 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Late night check in, so I am going to have to make this quick. I taught two classes at the Y this afternoon, and after that I did a little shopping. I finished up the gift basket, and I will be taking it tomorrow, Tues, and Wed. I still have two classes each of those days, and the same schedule next week. I didn't get any bikini panties yet, but I will still be taking the basket in on Tues. and Wed. so I may still do that. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I hope you... Mon, 21 Dec 2015 02:47:24 EST December 19, 2015 (Saturday) Hello All, <BR> <BR> Thank you for reading and responding to my blog. Yes, all kitties are back to their normal routine today. No one is climbing into cabinets, or hiding behind or under furniture. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I only had one class this morning so I have had free time this afternoon. I didn't accomplish much other than get a nap and take a lot of things to the recycling bins. I still have tonight though, and I intend to get out for a short time and do a little shopping. ... Sat, 19 Dec 2015 18:29:39 EST December 18, 205 (Friday) Hello Everyone, Thank you for your comments on yesterday's blog. The roofers did come, and the job was all completed yesterday. I am very happy with the new roof, and I am also very happy that I don't have to worry about leaks anymore. <BR> <BR> The cats were terrified of the loud noises that were being made. Kobe loves to hide in a cabinet in the laundry room. Yesterday, Max was hiding in there with Kobe. I don't know where Jade was hiding, but she was out of site while I was here a... Sat, 19 Dec 2015 02:52:07 EST December 16, 2015 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding to yesterday's blog. We had rain earlier today, but it cleared up by afternoon. The roofers are coming tomorrow, and there is no rain predicted. I won't be here at all tomorrow, so I hope it all goes well. <BR> <BR> More training tomorrow evening, and I think that is all of the training for now. I wish I could say that I have learned an enormous amount of information from the training. The information has been given to me, but for no... Thu, 17 Dec 2015 02:10:06 EST December 14, 2015 (Monday) Just another Monday. Cooler today than yesterday, but not bad for December. I hope everyone had a GREAT day. Thank you for responding to my blog. I really do not have anything new to talk about today, so I am out of here. Take care, all! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Tue, 15 Dec 2015 00:59:22 EST December 13, 2015 (Sunday) Hello Everyone! HAPPY SUNDAY! Thank you for responding to my yesterday's blog. It is another mild day, but it is dark and dreary AGAIN! That's OK....I would take this any day over COLD or SNOW and/or ICE! <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> I am just about finished logging in everything for today. I got up early and started working on it then. I have two classes that will begin in a couple of hours and a few errands after that. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a GREAT DAY and a WONDERFUL week!... Sun, 13 Dec 2015 13:13:53 EST December 12, 2015 (Saturday) I am really glad this week is over. The training for the new computer system was a concern. That is over now. The new fitness floor equipment arrived this week, and I sort of know how to explain to others how to use it. THAT was a concern for me, also. Learning a lot of new stuff is hard for me. However, this was not as difficult as I had it built up to be. <BR> <BR> Two more trainings coming up this week, but they are on something totally different, and I am not very worried about t... Sat, 12 Dec 2015 17:13:55 EST December 11, 2015 (Friday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> In the 70's today, and more of the same for tomorrow. Have a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 12 Dec 2015 02:37:44 EST December 10, 2015 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your supportive responses on my blog of yesterday. <BR> <BR> I was "OFF" this afternoon because the Y was having new cardio equipment delivered. The Fitness Center was closed due to the setup of the equipment. So I got into the dentist for a checkup and into the hair salon for a trim. I was glad to get those two things marked off my 'to do' list. I still have two other things that I hope to get taken care of at least by the end of January. <BR... Thu, 10 Dec 2015 19:57:13 EST December 9, 2015 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Very late checking in for today. So much going on right now that it has me 'frazzled.' My calendar pages are full with additional 'sticky' notes stuck to the calendar. Sooner or later I hope things will begin to settle down. I may actually begin to look forward to a few days off during the holidays! <BR> <BR> I hope things are going well for all of you. Take care, ALL! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Thu, 10 Dec 2015 02:06:23 EST December 7, 2015 (Monday) I keep falling asleep at the computer, so I guess I should sign off and get to bed. Have a GREAT TUESDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Tue, 8 Dec 2015 01:26:21 EST December 6, 2015 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, Thank you for responding to my blog of yesterday. <BR> <BR> It was another nice and sunny day. Very light jacket weather. Of course it cooled off as evening approached, but the day was GREAT! <BR> <BR> Two classes at the Y for me today. I came home and then went back out to the grocery store. When I got home from there around 8:30 PM, my youngest son was already here and ready for bed. <BR> <BR> The Grizzlies DID win their game today, so that was good. The roofer i... Mon, 7 Dec 2015 01:11:45 EST December 5, 2015 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, I hope you've had a GREAT DAY! Thank you for your responses on my last blog. I have been so busy that I've not gotten in here to blog as much as I want to get in here. Today I worked the extra shift and taught one class. I haven't done anything other than that, but I do plan to get out to the store in a short while. <BR> <BR> The day was very nice. Not very cold and very sunny. It was a good day for those who wanted to work outside. I am not one of those people thou... Sat, 5 Dec 2015 20:02:38 EST December 3, 2015 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Sunny day, no rain, but a little too chilly for me. Two morning classes, and 4 hours working the Fitness Floor. I am getting a little extra work on Saturday because I am 'subbing' for another employee who is going out of town. I may be able to pick up a few more hours during the holidays, and that will be good. <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a GREAT DAY! I am going to rush out of here to get to the grocery store in a few minutes. Then I want to watch the Grizzli... Thu, 3 Dec 2015 20:31:49 EST December 1, 2015 (Tuesday) Last minute check in, so again rushing. Have a GREAT WEDNESDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Wed, 2 Dec 2015 02:29:34 EST November 30, 2015 Rushing tonight, so I will just say, "Have a TERRIFIC TUESDAY!" and try to do a few more things before going to bed. I hope you all had a GREAT DAY! More rain here today, but not cold, so that is good. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Tue, 1 Dec 2015 02:11:14 EST November 29, 2015 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for the birthday wishes for my sons. My oldest was 42 and my youngest was 31 earlier this month. Our outing was really nice, and the food was delicious. <BR> <BR> Both of them came back to the house and we watched the Tennessee Titans and the Raiders football game. Unfortunately, and AGAIN, the Titans lost. Later we watched the Memphis Grizzlies and the Sixers basketball game. Fortunately, the Grizzlies WON! <BR> <BR> My oldest left after the ga... Sun, 29 Nov 2015 21:55:46 EST November 28. 2015 (Saturday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding to my yesterday's blog. I think all of you are in agreement that during my time off, I should do something fun and take some 'me' time. I won't be totally off work. The Y is the only gym that reduces their class schedule drastically. The other gyms and locations where I work will run their regular schedules through Wednesday of each of those weeks. It is only on Th-F-Sa-Su that I will have NO CLASSES. So I will probably still be rushed... Sat, 28 Nov 2015 21:27:30 EST November 27, 2015 (Friday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for responding to my yesterday's blog. I wrote a blog for tonight, but I deleted it since it was all venting about the many hours I am OFF during Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's, and the NO WORK=NO PAY thing. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Fri, 27 Nov 2015 23:35:29 EST