WORKOUTWITHPAM's SparkPeople Blog WORKOUTWITHPAM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community April 15, 2014 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Not a lot going on around here, but I did want to say "HI" and wish you each a great day on Wednesday. It was still cool today, but I guess I shouldn't complain since some of you are getting SNOW! Hopefully, it will begin to warm up in ALL of our locations soon. <BR> <BR> Take care, and keep in touch. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:45:39 EST April 14, 2014 (Monday) Just the usual busy Monday, with tomorrow being a busy Tuesday, and so on and so forth. Nothing newsworthy about THAT. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> What IS newsworthy is that it is WINTER here again, or at least it feels like it. I imagine some of you are dealing with the same thing. How very disappointing that we've had such nice days, and now it is COLD again. It is supposed to be like this through the end of the week. So that means if it doesn't rain out the races, it will be cold over... Tue, 15 Apr 2014 02:54:11 EST April 13, 2014 (Sunday) It was a nice day, but it has been storming here this evening. Kobe, my 4 year old male cat, hates it when it storms or even if it is only raining. He walks around scrunched down really low, and tries to find a hiding place. None of my other cats seem to care one way or another what the weather is outside. <BR> <BR> Nothing of interest going on around here. I think I will go to bed soon. This is a very early bedtime for me, but I've done all that I wanted to do around the house. I co... Mon, 14 Apr 2014 00:39:25 EST April 12, 2014 (Saturday) No racing for me today. I got a call yesterday that today's races were being rescheduled for Sunday. I don't want to work there on Sunday, so it will be next weekend before my work at the race track will begin. That was fine with me because last week, my son and I did my taxes almost to the finish, but not quite. Today, we were able to finish the taxes and get it sent in and off my mind. Every year I say I am going to do a better job of keeping my paperwork organized, and do the taxes in... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 21:19:20 EST April 11, 2014 (Friday) I have either been rushing in here to blog (like I am again this evening), or I have been falling asleep at the computer before blogging. This has been a very busy week for me, and I guess by the time I get online in the evenings, I am 'pooped.' <BR> <BR> When I returned home this evening, I was happy to see Cricket getting down from the dining room table. He has always loved to lie on the table, and today was the first time that he's been up there since he was so sick. He is much stron... Sat, 12 Apr 2014 02:58:21 EST April 9, 2014 (Wednesday) Too late to blog. Almost cut off. Have a GREAT DAY! <BR> <BR> Hugs <BR> Pam Thu, 10 Apr 2014 02:59:02 EST April 7, 2014 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Cricket is still holding his own. Thank you so much for your prayers. LESLIE asked about my sister, Shelby. She is doing really well. She's lost about 10 pounds since she went to the hospital. From there she went to Rehab which is probably where she lost the weight because she didn't much like the food there. Her husband, Ray, attends my zumba classes at the YMCA, and today she came with him, just to watch. She isn't able to get up and dance. I wish she coul... Tue, 8 Apr 2014 02:58:11 EST April 6, 2014 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> Again, I want to thank you ALL for you continued prayers for Cricket. He is about the same today. No better and no worse than yesterday, but MUCH better than he was last week. I really didn't think that he was going to make it, but for now, he is still hanging in there with the help of all of the prayers that are being said for him. <BR> <BR> I need to get busy because tomorrow is back to 'business as usual' which means a full day of work until 8:30 PM tomorrow night.... Mon, 7 Apr 2014 00:08:34 EST April 5, 2014 (Saturday) Cricket is about the same today as yesterday, but that may be the best that he is going to be. He is kind of stiff in his back legs but that doesn't stop him from walking around, it only slows him down. Thank you for continuing to keep him in your prayers. I know our prayers are helping him to get stronger. <BR> <BR> The race track was scheduled to open today, but due to rain on Thursday night, the opening was canceled. I remember last year, the opening was canceled for quite a few wee... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 17:08:19 EST April 4, 2014 (Friday) Cricket is much better now. He still looks frail, but he is walking around, going to the litter box, eating, and drinking. Your prayers are so appreciated, so please keep praying for him to continue to get stronger each day. He's lost a lot of weight, but that began gradually a number of months ago. However, since he was eating little or nothing for a few days, I can really notice how small he has gotten. <BR> <BR> I am going to close for now, and get this in before the cut off. Have ... Sat, 5 Apr 2014 02:58:20 EST April 2, 2014 (Wednesday) Thank you ALL so much for remembering Cricket in your prayers. He actually did seem sort of interested in eating a small amount of food today. That is a good sign that our prayers are working. He'd not been eating, and he'd gotten very weak. He wasn't quite so weak today. Thank you, again so much. <BR> <BR> Take care, ALL, and keep in touch. <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>220</em> <em>239</em> <BR> Pam Thu, 3 Apr 2014 02:56:48 EST April 1, 2014 (Tuesday) I have a little more time to write this evening than I had last night when I rushed in to say NOTHING really. Anyway, today was a beautiful day with sunshine and warm weather. It is hard to believe that less than a month ago, I was SNOWED IN. I know some of you are still getting snow. I hope you will soon be getting this beautiful Spring weather like what we've had today. <BR> <BR> I guess things would be looking good for me except my 18 year old cat, Cricket, isn't doing well. Althou... Wed, 2 Apr 2014 02:00:46 EST March 31, 2014 (Monday) Rushing in with a last minute blog. Have a GREAT TUESDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Tue, 1 Apr 2014 02:55:31 EST March 30, 2014 (Sunday) I am late getting here, so I am getting out of here as soon as I wish everyone a GREAT WEEK. I hope it is beginning to really feel like SPRING in your neighborhood. It has been sunny here, but still a little cool. I long for HOT weather, but I am patient, so I will wait. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam <BR> <BR> <em>67</em> <em>259</em> <em>298</em> Mon, 31 Mar 2014 01:51:25 EST March 29, 2014 (Saturday) This was supposed to be a busy day, but it turned out not so busy. The racing season begins next weekend, so this will be the last 'not so busy' Saturday that I will have for the next few months, unless it rains out the races. It did that quite a lot last year. <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a 'not so busy' day. Since I've had a 'not so busy' day, I do have a busy evening to get caught up on things around here. Have a GREAT EVENING! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 29 Mar 2014 20:07:32 EST March 28, 2014 (Friday) Warm day, but a lot of clouds and rain showers, and tonight we had a full blown thunderstorm. I think it is over now, and hopefully tomorrow the sun will be shining again. Nothing much going on around here, other than tomorrow I go to get my CPR certification renewed. That is the last of my certifications that I either need to get or have renewed. I will be so glad to get all of that behind me. <BR> <BR> I hope your weekend is GREAT! Take care, and keep in touch. Thank you ALL for ALL ... Sat, 29 Mar 2014 02:39:29 EST March 27, 2014 (Thursday) Still rushing around with a lot to do. Never enough time in a day (or night) to do all that I want, need, and/or plan to do. I think I just may have TOO MUCH to do! I am always doing something, but there is always more to do. I guess that is just the way it is in today's world. <BR> <BR> I remember my mother used to do her morning work, and then she was free to do 'whatever' in the afternoon until time to cook dinner. She cooked dinner, the dishes were done, and then she was free unt... Fri, 28 Mar 2014 02:20:19 EST March 26, 2014 (Wednesday) Late night blog with only a few minutes to 'get er done.' I don't remember anything exciting or newsworthy happening around me today. I hope all of you had a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY, and that your THURSDAY is TERRIFIC! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Thu, 27 Mar 2014 02:55:10 EST March 25, 2014 (Tuesday) Early blog for me. I am waiting to get my truck back from the repair shop. Something about 'Rods' or something is wrong with it. Whatever it is, it is costing $1,500 to get it repaired. I am not happy about that, but I have to have it fixed, and $1,500 is a lot less than the price of getting another vehicle. Besides I LOVE my truck. When I DO get another vehicle, I plan on keeping the truck because having a truck is so handy. <BR> <BR> Other than that, not much going on around here. ... Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:33:21 EST March 24, 2014 (Monday) It was a good day with lots of sunshine, but still cool. I hope you all had a good day, too. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Tue, 25 Mar 2014 00:41:13 EST March 23, 2014 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> Nice day, but cool. I am glad that we did the outside work yesterday because there is no way that I would have gone out today and stayed for three hours. I like warm weather, actually HOT weather. I am not at all a fan of cold or cool weather. Just about all that I accomplished today was to teach my two classes at the YMCA. I did not review any of the new material for the classes, nor did I study or even listen to any zumba music. I took the day off from studying an... Mon, 24 Mar 2014 00:24:42 EST March 22, 2014 (Saturday) Another beautiful day! This nice weather has been going on now for several days, so maybe it is here to stay. I am not getting too excited though, not yet anyway. I will give it a few more days, and then if it is still warm and beautiful, I will begin to believe that our cold weather is officially gone until late fall. <BR> <BR> My oldest son is here with me for a few days, and he went outside early this afternoon and began clearing the flower beds in the front of the house. I don't do f... Sat, 22 Mar 2014 22:44:07 EST March 21, 2014 (Friday) Today really felt like a spring day. We've had those kinds of days occasionally, and they've lasted two or three days, but then it has turned cold again, even SNOWING! I am hoping that doesn't happen this time since spring is now officially here. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a great weekend. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 22 Mar 2014 02:48:21 EST March 20, 2014 (Thursday) Another rushed night for me. I am working very hard to get the changes made in three of my exercise programs. This is a result of the changes that were taught in the workshops last Friday. I still have a ways to go before the one for tomorrow is organized, so I am just jumping here to say, "HAPPY SPRING TO ALL" and "HAVE A WONDERFUL WEEKEND!" <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Fri, 21 Mar 2014 02:50:24 EST March 19, 2014 (Wednesday) Busy day for me, but nothing out of the ordinary. We are having beautiful weather, so I can't complain at all about that. Shelby is enjoying her at-home therapy. She seems happy with the person who is working with her. She misses her friends whom she met at the Rehab Center. She has received calls from several of them. <BR> <BR> I don't have much time to write, so I am out of here. Have a GREAT THURSDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Thu, 20 Mar 2014 02:53:21 EST March 18, 2014 (Tuesday) I have so much to do tonight that I only have time to Thank all of you who respond to my blogs, and wish each of you a WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY! I am hoping I will get a break from so much going on sometimes soon. Take care, ALL! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam <BR> <BR> Tue, 18 Mar 2014 23:07:03 EST March 17, 2014 (Monday) I hope you all had a great day. Mine went well, and I DID wear green. <em>334</em> I have like two minutes or so to get this blog in before cut off, so I am rushing. Just wishing everyone a HAPPY TUESDAY! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Tue, 18 Mar 2014 02:56:56 EST March 16, 2014 (Sunday) Whew! What a weekend! I DID complete all of the required 'Homework.' I did one assignment on Friday evening, three on Saturday, and one early this morning. So, I have that behind me. All I have left to do is begin applying what I've learned into my classes. That may take a little while, although I found that I was including some of the new 'stuff' in my two afternoon classes. It probably won't be as difficult as I am making it appear. I do not respond well to change, but I know CHANGE... Sun, 16 Mar 2014 18:13:59 EST March 15, 2014 (Saturday) I sort of feel a little bad because my sister asked if I would keep Scott tonight, and I turned her down. They weren't planning to do anything special, just doing something without having to keep both of their eyes on him at all times. Last weekend, he was away for a "Respite Weekend" that he attends once a month. He was gone from Friday night until noon on Sunday. So, they do get a free weekend at least once a month. <BR> <BR> She didn't notify me until around noon today, and I have... Sat, 15 Mar 2014 18:49:26 EST March 14, 2014 (Friday) Well, the workshop is behind me, but there is online work that follows the workshop, so I will have to get that done this weekend if possible. Nothing much to write about tonight because my mind is 'clicking' on how to make the changes to my programs that were introduced today at the workshop. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 15 Mar 2014 01:46:40 EST March 13, 2014 (Thursday) Very busy tonight, or I will be. I haven't made much effort yet to get started, because I've been watching our Memphis Tigers get 'blown out' by UConn in our Conference Tournament games. Anyway, I am 'popping in' for only a couple of minutes because I need to get to bed real early because I have to get up real early to go to a workshop. I am riding with someone else, and I am known for being a little late, maybe not late late, but certainly not early for anything. She comes across to me ... Thu, 13 Mar 2014 23:34:37 EST March 12, 2014 (Wednesday) Thank you all for your kind and thoughtful comments. I have only been home for a few minutes, and I have a lot to do, so I wanted to get online before my son gets home (with another movie). I hope you all had a great day! Mine was OK. <BR> <BR> Shelby did go home today, and I have talked with her on the phone. She is glad to be home. Ray asked her what she wanted to eat for dinner since she's had such horrible food at the Rehab Center (the residents and the staff agree with her on that)... Wed, 12 Mar 2014 23:25:14 EST March 11, 2014 (Tuesday) Ah, Today! Our high is in the 70's! It is very hard to believe that last Tuesday, we were snowed/iced in, and although I didn't know it then, I would remain in that 'state' until late Thursday afternoon. Our street would have been perfect for ice skating or sledding. Today, all sunshine and warmth. How AWESOME is THAT? <BR> <BR> I am blogging early because I may not get a chance to get back on here again until much later this evening. I have two more classes and a visit to Shelby, plus... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 15:29:41 EST March 10, 2014 (Monday) Back to 'business as usual' today, and I was so glad to be back into my routine. It all went well, and by the large number of participants in each of the classes, I could tell they were glad to be back also. We are still having the nice weather that began here on Friday. Last Monday, we were all snowed/iced in and everything was closed. Today it was short sleeve weather, and a lot of the schools are out on Spring Break. My son, the algebra teacher, is one of those out of school. The sch... Tue, 11 Mar 2014 02:44:08 EST March 9, 2014 (Sunday) Two classes and a visit to see Shelby at the Rehab Center. Thank you all for your care and concern about her. She will be leaving to come home on Wednesday. She will have been there almost 6 weeks. She has improved a lot, but she will still have to be careful around her house. Ray is busy getting everything ready for her. <BR> <BR> This still won't be a full work week for me because I need to attend an all day workshop on Friday, so I will miss all of those classes. Anyway, that will... Mon, 10 Mar 2014 00:45:33 EST March 7, 2014 (Friday) It was a good day for me. I had no trouble getting out of the driveway and getting to work. The temperature was in the high 50's or low 60's, so much of the snow and ice melted. We are expecting those same temperatures for the next few days. "THE HILL" is still frozen at the top, but about half way up (or down) it is thawed. I am able to get closer to the house now since I can park about half way up. Less walking up and down "THE HILL" is enough to make me feel a little more cheerful. ... Sat, 8 Mar 2014 01:50:50 EST March 6, 2014 (Thursday) After being SNOW/ICE bound all week, I finally got out today. Oh, I wasn't staying in by choice. I wasn't able to get my truck out of the driveway. The driveway was (is) solid ice, and where I was parked at the bottom of "THE HILL," there was no way that I could get onto the street (that was iced over until today). Seeing that I wasn't going ANYWHERE today unless something changed (I've told myself that every day this week, and NOTHING changed), I decided to take action. I called a wreck... Fri, 7 Mar 2014 02:58:24 EST March 3, 2014 (Monday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> The situation did NOT get better, it got WORSE during last night and today. Everything in this area was canceled. The two gyms where I was scheduled to work today were both closed, and the gym where I work that is open 24/7 was open but there was no staff there or no classes being held. So, I've been home alone all day. I slept off and on throughout the day, and I really didn't accomplish anything other than catching up a little on my sleep. I am OK with that s... Mon, 3 Mar 2014 20:11:42 EST March 2, 2014 (Sunday) When I drove by the bank yesterday, I looked at the sign out front that shows the time and the temperature. SEVENTY Degrees! How GREAT is THAT? I have mentioned how 'WEIRD' our weather is, haven't I? <BR> <BR> OK, so for most of the afternoon today, and it is predicted to continue on through the night and until around noon tomorrow, we've had freezing rain and sleet. The trees were covered with ice (AGAIN) when I left from visiting with Shelby. I had to cut my visit short because I kn... Sun, 2 Mar 2014 20:31:08 EST March 1, 2014 (Saturday) Early blog! Got a busy day with classes, studying, errands, and a visit with Shelby, but I wanted to be sure to get in here and wish all of you a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> Thank you for your comments on my last blog. You are ALL such supportive friends. You are the GREATEST! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 1 Mar 2014 10:45:51 EST February 26, 2014 (Wednesday) I did not get to visit Shelby today or tonight. I had planned on going tonight, but I had to substitute for another instructor, and it was too late by the time the class was over. It really wasn't TOO LATE, I mean, I could have still gone, but I talked with her on the phone, and we both knew the staff would be coming in to help her get ready for bed. I would just sort of be in the way, and also, she is tired by that time because the staff comes in and wakes her up around 5:00 AM. I guess t... Thu, 27 Feb 2014 02:46:52 EST February 25, 2014 (Tuesday) Early blog today. I still have more classes to teach this afternoon and this evening, and sometime or other, I will visit Shelby. When I finally get home, I have to study for a certification test. I may not have a chance to get back here before the cut off, PLUS I know the site is usually down late on Tuesday evenings. <BR> <BR> A nice day with lots of sunshine. It would be pretty warm if it wasn't so windy. I finally am marking some of the 'business' stuff off of my 'to do' list. I ... Tue, 25 Feb 2014 15:39:22 EST Febraury 24, 2014 (Monday) Rushing in here tonight. Not much time left, and I still have finish the Spark Points page, so I am not going to hang around. Just wanting to thank you all for posting comments. Best Wishes to ALL in reaching ALL of your goals. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Tue, 25 Feb 2014 02:49:43 EST February 23, 2014 (Sunday) OK. It doesn't seem like any of you have figured out a way to 'add more hours to each day,' so I guess we will have to be content with what we have. How did the days, weeks, months, and years...or LIFE, I guess, get so busy? <BR> <BR> Have a WONDERFUL WEEK ALL, and let's try to find time to do something relaxing or just to do NOTHING each day. <BR> <BR> Take care, and Keep in touch. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sun, 23 Feb 2014 20:43:58 EST February 22, 2014 (Saturday) My usual 'Saturday, loaded with things to do, but taking a nap instead' kind of day. I still have several more alone hours here at the house, so I have time to get a few things accomplished. I guess if the truth be known, and I hate to give in to it, but by the time Saturday rolls around, I am tired. The days come and go during the week with things being put off until Saturday, but there just aren't enough hours IN Saturday to accomplish all that I need to get done. That gives me the "Why... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 19:44:06 EST February 21, 2014 (Friday) What a busy day! Classes until 12:00 noon, and then two of my participants and I visited Shelby when I had an hour free before my next class. Normally, I would have been teaching Home School P.E. during that hour, but the kids are on a break this week, so I had an hour free between two classes. Shelby was in the dining hall with several other residents when we arrived. She said the lunch had been OK, and that she'd eaten most of it. <BR> <BR> Shelby had a really good time with the ladi... Sat, 22 Feb 2014 02:07:00 EST February 19, (Wednesday) Posted too late, showed up on Thursday! <em>244</em> It appears that my Internet Service is 'back in business' again. I've only had time to be online a couple of times today, and each time, the AOL page opened right up, and I could get to my mail with one click. I did not see any of those "CANNOT DISPLAY THIS PAGE" notes that I was previously getting. So, it sounds like I am 'up and running' again. <BR> <BR> Actually, when I called Shelby on Tuesday afternoon to see what she wanted me to bring her to eat, she said that she on... Thu, 20 Feb 2014 03:00:14 EST February 18, 2014 (Tuesday) Early blog for me while I have Internet Service. A beautiful day here with sunshine and a temperature in the high 50's or low 60's. I don't know for sure because I usually check the temperature online, and today that page "Cannot be displayed!" It might 'display' by clicking on it several times (which is how I get to Spark People), but I really do not want to spend any time doing that to find out the temperature. I know it is a beautiful day, and warm. That is all that I need to know. ... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 13:44:46 EST February 17, 2014 (Monday) Another busy day, and another day with lousy computer service. I did make another call to our Internet Provider. They are STILL 'working' in this area. So I guess I will have lousy computer service until they finish 'working' in this area. The phone, cable, and internet service where I live was all owned by one man who died a year or so ago. Then a fancy smancy out of state big company bought the whole thing. I guess they are updating everything or something. All I really know is that... Tue, 18 Feb 2014 02:47:52 EST February 16, 2014 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope everyone is doing OK. I know some of you are still getting snow. My friend in New Jersey sent a picture of the snow they'd shoveled off their driveway, and the pile of snow was at least 4 foot tall. There was ice under the snow, so she is not too happy about that especially since more snow is predicted for Monday. <BR> <BR> No snow here. It was another nice day weather wise. The computer is still not working correctly. That is so frustrating. At lea... Sun, 16 Feb 2014 21:42:43 EST