WORKOUTWITHPAM's SparkPeople Blog WORKOUTWITHPAM's Blog on SparkPeople, home of free diet plans and a healthy living community October 19, 2014 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you all for your comments on my last blog. Thank you also for your concerns about my knee. It really has progressed very well. Actually, it feels fine, but I am still being a little cautious with it because I imagine it is still a little weak. <BR> <BR> The races went well. There was not as many people there as the owner expected, but there was a lot of other events going on this weekend around town. PLUS, it was pretty chilly once the sun went down. We... Sun, 19 Oct 2014 18:15:28 EST October 17, 2014 (Friday) I don't think we've had ANY rain this week. The races are on as scheduled for tomorrow, and since no rain is predicted, I guess that is the final word. It will be cold again, only in the 60's during the day, and in the 40's at night. This is a BIG race (the one that was scheduled for last Saturday but canceled due to so much rain), and the race that was originally scheduled for tomorrow will be held on Sunday. I have never worked there on Sunday. They will have to find someone else to do... Fri, 17 Oct 2014 20:18:11 EST October 11, 2014 (Saturday) Too much rain, so the races for today/tonight were canceled. I have mixed emotions when the races are canceled because I really need the work there, BUT it was so cold last Saturday night, that there were not that many in attendance. Tonight would be the same way, cold again. Nothing much going on other than I did do a few things on my 'to do when I have time' list. That is such a good feeling that before the night is over, I may do a few more of those things. <BR> <BR> I hope all of you... Sat, 11 Oct 2014 18:19:10 EST October 9, 2014 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am a little disappointed in myself because it was almost midnight before I got online to log in my Spark Stuff. I only had about 3 minutes, and that only gave me time to spin the two wheels. I had been on the site, but I had not read any articles or done anything earlier in the day other than do enough to earn only about 50 points. I always get over 100 points, and more often close to 200 points (if the wheels are friendly). I fell asleep in the recliner. Toni... Thu, 9 Oct 2014 22:12:09 EST October 7, 2014 (Tuesday) Lazy day for me. I had things to do, but I did not do them. There is still time for me to do them though, or at least some of them. <BR> <BR> Morticia, I hope Baxter is doing OK. Why did he have surgery? <BR> <BR> I have one more class this evening, so I am out of here to get ready for that. While I am out, I have a couple of errands to run that I should have done while I was out earlier today. Always something. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> to ALL <BR> Pam Tue, 7 Oct 2014 17:36:24 EST October 6, 2014 (Monday) Have a GREAT TUESDAY! I hope you are all doing well. I didn't see any rain here today, but I think it was predicted. I think it is predicted again for tomorrow. Two of my cats are scheduled on Thursday for their yearly check up. The other three will go prbably next week. My son is taking the two on Thursday, and I will take the others. <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT DAY, ALL! Tue, 7 Oct 2014 02:12:20 EST October 5, 2014 (Sunday) Warmer and nicer day than yesterday. Rain is predicted for all or most of this week. I hope you all have a GREAT WEEK! Busy one for me with vet appointments, and my son (the teacher) on fall break. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Mon, 6 Oct 2014 02:36:10 EST October 4, 2014 (Saturday) Sunny and beautiful day, but too CHILLY for me! Anyway, the races are on, but it is going to be COLD there this the 40's. Last week, I took my fan, and this week, I guess I will take my portable heater. <BR> <BR> Have a GREAT DAY, ALL! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 4 Oct 2014 12:01:17 EST October 3, 2014 (Friday) No rain today, so I guess the races will be running. Someone will call me in the morning if the track is too wet. <BR> <BR> I hope you all have a GREAT WEEKEND! I am tired and need to get up early so I am going to bed. <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 4 Oct 2014 02:24:29 EST October 2, 2014 (Thursday) THANK YOU ALL for you comments and birthday wishes. It was a very nice day for me. <BR> <BR> This week has been about the same as my usual weeks, but next week I will start having a little more free time in the afternoons on Tues and Thurs. The schools in the area where my son teaches will be closed for Fall Break, so I would like for him to go with me to look at vehicles. However, that may not happen because I am sure he will still be involved with football at his school, and also on Thu... Thu, 2 Oct 2014 20:44:37 EST September 28, 2014 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> It has been a very busy weekend for me because my birthday was on Friday. I don't say much about my birthday in advance, but it seems like all of my classes were made aware of the date. I got a lot of really nice cards, gifts, and even money. So it was a very nice day. On Friday evening, my oldest son and his girlfriend cooked dinner for me, and that was also nice. <BR> <BR> So, I was very busy on Friday, and then I had a class on Saturday morning and then the... Sun, 28 Sep 2014 20:14:28 EST September 25, 2014 (Thursday) WOOHOO! Tomorrow is Friday! Hope you all have a GREAT WEEKEND! The Elvis impersonator is performing in this area again this weekend, and several of my family members are going to the show. I can only go IF it rains out the races, and I do not see that any rain is predicted for tomorrow or Saturday. I have seen him twice, so I am OK with not going. <BR> <BR> Nothing going on for me. I hope your day was GREAT! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Thu, 25 Sep 2014 18:32:31 EST September 21, 2014 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank You for your continued responses to my blogs. On the topic of my vehicle. I think it is very close to reaching retirement age. It is 14 years old, and has over 220,000 miles. I have kept it so long for several reasons, but one being that it is a truck, and I have grown to love driving a truck. I know I will not be buying another truck for several reasons, and one being they cost too much. That is why I have kept getting this one fixed although it has co... Sun, 21 Sep 2014 19:51:24 EST September 19, 2014 (Friday) Another week down! Although it is the weekend, of course, I am still working, but I still look forward to each weekend. <BR> <BR> This was a normal week without any unexpected drama. WOOHOO! I did have vehicle problems which began the week before (in the drama filled week). I ignored them that week because there was too much going on to try to work getting the truck to the shop into any of my days. <BR> <BR> I got it there yesterday, and picked it up today. Thank goodness the fee was... Fri, 19 Sep 2014 19:37:24 EST September 15, 2014 (Monday) My kind of day...NO DRAMA! PLUS, our weather was warmer today, and it was more like summer than winter. I am not ready for winter yet, but it seems we start getting very cool weather each year shortly after Labor Day. <BR> <BR> I will be starting another new class tomorrow afternoon. I canceled one of the classes that began a few weeks ago due to lack of participation. The class tomorrow is one that I am taking over for an instructor who is pregnant and leaving for that reason. She sa... Tue, 16 Sep 2014 01:56:54 EST September 14, 2014 (Sunday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I hope you are all doing well. Thank you for your responses on my last blog. The races WERE rained out for last night. The rain was so heavy on Thursday, and with the cool temperatures and not one ray of sun on Friday, the track and the pits were too wet. <BR> <BR> I am hoping for a week with much less drama. I hope you have a no drama filled week, too. <BR> <BR> Take care ALL, and keep in touch. Have a WONDERFUL and DRAMALESS week! <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR>... Sun, 14 Sep 2014 23:24:33 EST September 12, 2014 (Friday) What a busy week with lotsa 'drama!' I was not the one who started the drama but it seemed to be coming at me from several different angles. I tried to handle it the best that I could, but later I always wondered if maybe I said too much or didn't say enough or whatever. That's just me though. I like to keep EVERYONE happy (I AM a Libra, and we like to keep things peaceful, and to always avoid drama). <BR> <BR> Heavy rain on Thursday and flooding in some of the nearby areas. Not here ... Fri, 12 Sep 2014 21:19:01 EST September 5, 2014 (Friday) Hello Everyone, I hope your week has been a good one and that your weekend will be GREAT! <BR> <BR> No rain around here, so for now the races for tomorrow are on. I went to the football game this evening. It was a close game, but my son's team lost. They are getting better though, and they are having a good time. That is what counts. They looked all 'spiffy' in their new uniforms. This was their first game to wear them. <BR> <BR> I was tied up in classes all day and early evening. ... Sat, 6 Sep 2014 00:51:27 EST September 2, 2014 (Tuesday) Thank you all for responding to my blog of yesterday. Cloudy all day, and raining tonight. Not much going on around my place. I am back from teaching my last class of the day/night, but I still have to go out to pick up a few things at the grocery store. I should have stopped on the way home, but I just didn't want to stop then. The store is only 2 miles from my house, and after doing several classes back to back, all I really want to do is GET HOME! I will be here about an hour, and th... Tue, 2 Sep 2014 21:02:46 EST September 1, 2014 (Monday) I hope you all had a great day. It was a nice day here. My sister, Kay, had the family at her house for a pool party and cookout. It was fun. I haven't been to her house but a couple of times this summer. I used to go there a lot and relax by her pool, but we are both so busy now that neither of us gets very much time to relax. <BR> <BR> Monday is behind us, and now we only have a four day work week. I sort of like starting the work week on a Tuesday because Tuesday is one of my 'lig... Mon, 1 Sep 2014 20:58:55 EST August 31, 2014 (Sunday) Have a GREAT LABOR DAY, ALL! <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Mon, 1 Sep 2014 02:38:37 EST August 29, 2014 (Friday) Hello Everyone, <BR> Thank you for your comments on my blog of yesterday. THAT GUY did not show up tonight either, and the schedule of his workouts that was posted in the entry to our YMCA had been taken down. I guess he is finished with all of that. I never really knew all of the details. I was just told that he was doing a workout every other day or so one of the YMCAs in the area. There are 8 or so YMCAs, and the list showed the day and time that he would be at each location. My 5:30... Sat, 30 Aug 2014 00:13:40 EST August 28, 2014 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, Thank you for responding to my last blog. <BR> <BR> MRS_TOAD, I sort of chuckled when I read your response. The statement you made was "You always have such a positive attitude when plans change." Well...maybe in some cases, BUT when the news guy was a NO SHOW for my 12:15 Zumba class, I was pretty agitated. The reason for my agitation was mainly because I had accepted that he would be there on Friday evening, and I have been announcing for TWO WEEKS to ALL of my partici... Thu, 28 Aug 2014 14:35:19 EST August 26, 2014 (Tuesday) Thank you all for your nice comments on my yesterday's blog. <BR> <BR> MORTICIA, you and your husband put much love and care in Reekie's final resting place. He knows how much he was loved. <BR> <BR> Oh, it really is OK about the news guy not coming to my class on Friday evening. I would rather have him at my Zumba class on Wednesday. This will be more fun because well...Zumba is more fun than the class that I teach on Friday evenings. PLUS the Zumba class is a large group, and the Frid... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 20:36:39 EST August 25, 2014 (Monday) Thank you all for commenting on my blog of yesterday. <BR> <BR> We've not really had much HOT weather, just for the past few days. Actually, this has been a mild summer for us. I guess that is why this sudden 'heat wave' is so surprising. <BR> <BR> MORTICIA, I am saddened and sorry about Reekie's passing. I hope you and your husband finished with his casket and that he is buried in a 'special' place in your yard. I am keeping you and your husband in my thoughts and prayers. <BR> <BR... Mon, 25 Aug 2014 22:48:50 EST August 24, 2014 (Sunday) Thank you all for your responses on my blog of yesterday. <BR> <BR> DOLLYHOLLY, it is wonderful to see you commenting here. I am glad you are recovering from your surgery and on your way to grad school. That is some kind of AWESOME accomplishment. <BR> <BR> Another HOT day...100 degrees with a heat index of 115. That's what I've been told but I've not heard an official word on that. I am inside and cool, so I am not affected by the heat, but for those who are working, even on a Sunday... Sun, 24 Aug 2014 18:44:27 EST August 23, 2014 (Saturday) Thank you ALL so much for your comments on my yesterday's blog. The Silver Sneakers program, and other programs that are designed for seniors and/or those with limited mobility are making a difference in a lot of people's lives. I teach Silver Sneakers at the YMCA. There are a lot of gyms that seem to be more interested in only the newest, latest, and highest level forms of exercise. Those exercises and classes are GREAT for some, but one isn't going to find too many 'seniors' doing thos... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 13:53:57 EST August 22, 2014 (Friday) Thank you ALL so much for those supportive and encouraging comments about Shelby's progress. I have really seen a change in her during the past few weeks. It seems her usual attitude was, "I CAN'T Do THAT!" Now it seems like her attitude is starting to change to, "Just Look at what I CAN DO!" <BR> <BR> Actually, I see that attitude change in many of my participants. It is really noticeable in those who attend Silver Sneakers though because some start the classes after a serious health ... Sat, 23 Aug 2014 02:01:10 EST August 20, 2014 (Wednesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> The fitness class for the teachers went well. I had a great time, and they had fun, too. They want the class to run, so I will be teaching there on Tues and Thurs afternoons. <BR> <BR> A few weeks ago, my sister, Shelby, started attending the Silver Sneakers classes that I teach at our YMCA. When she first started the classes, she had to use a walker. After a couple of weeks, she graduated to a cane. Today, she walked several feet on her own without a walker... Thu, 21 Aug 2014 02:48:29 EST August 19, 2014 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Thank you for your comments on my blogs. You are all very much appreciated. Nice day with cooler temperatures, although I thought I saw that it would be very hot as the week went by. I guess enough of the week hasn't 'gone by' yet. <BR> <BR> I have enjoyed having a week or so of FREE time on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons and evenings, but I am pretty sure all of that will soon change. I am doing a Demo class this afternoon at a school for the teachers. Th... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 14:57:25 EST August 14, 2014 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, I hope you are all doing well. I am doing OK, no complaints. No rain this week, and the weather has been a little less humid. Seems like the races will go on this weekend as scheduled. Actually, tonight and next Thursday night, they are having special races. I was asked to work, BUT I knew that I couldn't do my long Friday's work if I worked at the race track tonight. I had to turn down the offer. I get up at 5:30 AM, and I have a full day and evening of classes on Fri... Thu, 14 Aug 2014 21:42:13 EST August 11, 2014 (Monday) I have just enough time before the cut off to wish everyone a TERRIFIC TUESDAY! I am going to get my hair done tomorrow, and I have a late afternoon sub position for another instructor, so tomorrow will be busy. <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Tue, 12 Aug 2014 02:58:39 EST August 7, 2014 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> Thank you for your comments on my previous blog about the ELVIS impersonator. He is doing a show Saturday night in this area, and IF it rains, I can go. Several of my family members and friends will be going. I don't know how many of those from my class will be attending, but I've heard them talking about going. Of course, if it doesn't rain, I won't get to go. It is out of my hands, but rain IS predicted for today, tomorrow AND Saturday. So, if we get all of that,... Thu, 7 Aug 2014 15:02:01 EST August 5, 2014 (Tuesday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> I am sorry to have kept you in suspense for an extra day, but I was so exhausted last night that I didn't get around to blogging. <BR> <BR> So here is what went on in my Silver Sneakers class (designed for older adults and those with disabilities) yesterday. I had told the classes all of last week that we would have a "SPECIAL GUEST" on Monday. I did not say a word to anyone other than my boss at the Y about our guest. He agreed that it would be OK, so all I had... Tue, 5 Aug 2014 19:32:08 EST August 3, 2014 (Sunday) Thank you all for your comments. It was a good night at the race track. It was warm, but not too hot. I have a fan nearby, so that helps a lot. There was a large crowd there, and it all went well. We were done before midnight, so I wasn't so late getting home, although it usually takes me about an hour to clear up and get out of there, and another hour to get home. Since I had slept late, I didn't feel so 'groggy' on the trip home. <BR> <BR> Busy week, especially tomorrow. Remember,... Sun, 3 Aug 2014 19:53:07 EST August 2, 2014 (Saturday) Just stopping in for a few minutes to get a few things logged in before leaving for the race track. Great day, sunny and HOT! <BR> <BR> THANK YOU for your HAPPY BIRTHDAY wishes for Shelby and Ray! You are so kind and thoughtful. <BR> <BR> Gotta run, still a lot to do on here and also around the house before leaving in about an hour. <BR> <BR> HUGS, and have a GREAT WEEKEND! <BR> <BR> Pam Sat, 2 Aug 2014 13:15:20 EST August 1, 2014 (Friday) Already August? How CAN that be? Where has this year gone? I can't believe that I have been having so much fun that this year should have flown by THIS fast! <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is my sister, Shelby's birthday. Her husband, Ray's birthday is near the end of August, so today a lady in one of my classes (who loves them both) and I took Shelby and Ray to lunch. It was fun, and the servers there sang "HAPPY BIRTHDAY" to them both. <BR> <BR> Nothing much going on around here. No rain, so ... Sat, 2 Aug 2014 00:02:16 EST July 28, 2014 (Monday) Since I didn't get but a couple of emails from Spark People for several hours, I KNEW something was up with that since I usually get close to a gazillion emails. I went to my Email Preference Page, and the boxes had been UNCHECKED, and the box "SEND NO MORE EMAILS" had been checked. Isn't that weird? I knew to check there because that has happened before several times. Something about the Internet Provider refusing emails, and once that happens, no more are sent. Weird, but 'fixable' if ... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 22:48:49 EST July 27, 2014 (Sunday) Nothing special going on today. Last night was so long and busy at the race track that I am taking it easy today. I did have two classes at the YMCA, but other than that, I haven't accomplished anything YET. I still have time to do all that I intend to do tonight. <BR> <BR> This week is not filled with so many 'off the wall' things for me. I do have one BIG thing happening next Monday. It is a fun thing though, and after I get it all planned out, I will tell you about it. Right now i... Sun, 27 Jul 2014 18:47:00 EST July 26, 2014 (Saturday) Races are ON for today. I don't think we've had any rain all week. This was a very trying week for me, so I've not had much time to be around. Lots of things that were on my list of "To Do's" have been done now. That makes me happy, but it was certainly a lot of work, thought, and time involved. Of course, I didn't accomplish enough to give up my "Queen of Procrastination" crown, so I hope no one gets her/his hopes up of taking that title away from me. <em>30</em> <BR> <BR> Gotta r... Sat, 26 Jul 2014 12:28:49 EST July 19, 2014 (Saturday) Hello, it's ME! <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Normally, I would not be here at this time of day on a Saturday, BUT again the races were rained out, so here I am! Actually, this is the THIRD time this particular race event has been rained out. I mentioned it several weeks ago, 'The Hooker Hood Classic" which is in memory of Hooker Hood who raced at the track for years. It is rescheduled for next Saturday night. Hopefully, it will not get rained out again. <BR> <BR> More vehicle 'woes a... Sat, 19 Jul 2014 20:40:24 EST July 17, 2014 (Thursday) Hello Everyone, <BR> <BR> Not much going on around here today or tonight. It started to rain earlier, but it didn't last very long. There is a 70% chance of rain for tomorrow. That will probably rain out the races for Saturday IF it actually happens. I will have to wait and see. I have a ton of things to keep me busy if the races are canceled, so I won't be bored. Actually, I am never bored because I ALWAYS have a gazillion things that need to be done around the house. I just don't wa... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:47:25 EST July 16, 2014 (Wednesday) Thank you all for you comments. I got the truck back today, and it did not cost an 'arm AND a leg,' just an 'arm OR a leg,' but not BOTH. <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> Other than that, today was an uneventful day other than dealing with all of the normal events that I deal with every day. <BR> <BR> Tomorrow is Thursday, my favorite day, and fortunately, it is not filled to the rim with miscellaneous running around and things that I have let pile up on me. Of course it is still a full day,... Thu, 17 Jul 2014 02:38:32 EST July 15, 2014 (Tuesday) I took my truck to the shop today for them to fix whatever it takes to stop it from leaking oil. Long story short...They are keeping it overnight. Fortunately, my sister, Kay, has an old Saturn that I borrowed because I have work tonight and tomorrow. <BR> <BR> Oh, I am 'ON' to this business which is a national chain. But what do ya do, other than use another company. Well, this place is positioned right next door to the gym where I work on Tues and Thurs mornings, so I can leave it th... Tue, 15 Jul 2014 19:07:09 EST July 14, 2014 (Sunday) Last night was a LOOOOOONG night. It was a BIG race, so there were a LOT of people there, and I was busy, busy, busy. That's OK though because during the times when I am NOT so busy, since I can't see anything from my location, it can get boring. <BR> <BR> It was very HOT there, too. I did have a fan in there with me, so it wasn't so bad, but it was really hot on the spectators and drivers. They love it though, so I don't guess the heat bothers them too much. They keep coming back for m... Sun, 13 Jul 2014 20:23:47 EST July 12, 2014 (Saturday) Busy day, and the races this afternoon/evening. Since this is a BIG race, I need to be there early, so I am just stopping by to say "HI" and "HAVE A GREAT WEEKEND!" <BR> <BR> HUGS <BR> Pam Sat, 12 Jul 2014 12:06:10 EST July 9, 2014 (Wednesday) Nothing much going on around here. It did not rain today, but it stormed last night. A lot of people were without power, but fortunately, I was NOT one of them (this time). <BR> <BR> The Elvis impersonator will be returning for a show on Saturday night. This time, in addition to Elvis, he will do Johnny Cash, and Roy Orbison. Shelby is going but her husband said he would take her. I will go if it rains out the races. My oldest son and his girlfriend are going. I think the 'word' has... Thu, 10 Jul 2014 02:47:12 EST July 5, 2014 (Saturday) No rain in sight, and none for the past few days, so it looks like we have an "All Clear" for the races tonight. <BR> <BR> I haven't been 'talking' too much this week because I have had all of those additional classes that have kept me 'meeting myself going and coming.' <BR> <BR> I hope you all had a nice day yesterday. The weather was very nice here, and it is nice again today. Just now I saw that it is 78 degrees. That is way cooler than normal. However, MOST people are happy with... Sat, 5 Jul 2014 13:20:49 EST June 29, 2014 (Sunday) More rain and thunderstorms last night and today until around noon. What a LOT of rain we've been having, but we also had a LOT of rain at this time last year. Max and Kobe were both on 'Storm Alert' this morning. They are scared of thunder and heavy rain, so Max spent a lot of his morning in my son's sock/underwear cabinet, and Kobe stayed tucked away inside the cabinet along with the kitchen things that I never use. The rain was gone a couple of hours before I got home this afternoon, a... Sun, 29 Jun 2014 21:11:59 EST June 28, 2014 (Saturday) It rained out the races. There was no rain during the night, but it came a downpour early this morning and it went on and on and on. Guess Hooker Hood will have to be remembered on another Saturday. I got a text around 8:00 AM that everything was canceled. It has rained off and on most of the day. It really depends on where one happens to be at a certain time. I guess that is why they are called 'Scattered Thunderstorms.' <BR> <BR> MORTICIA...How exciting that the driver won the race... Sat, 28 Jun 2014 18:57:50 EST