WORKOUTWITHPAM's SparkPeople Blog WORKOUTWITHPAM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community 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 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