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  • Food galore!!!

    8/20/2017 11:38:49 PM, by CARTOONB

    Sunday is generally my prep day and today was no different. I made taco soup and corn bread (for dinner), gluten-free macaroni and cheese with h... Read more

  • Harder today

    8/19/2017 11:46:52 PM, by CARTOONB

    I'd like to start by saying that I didn't do it. But today was harder than it has been. I started with yoga and went right into working around ... Read more

  • Love meeting SP friends in person!!!

    8/18/2017 11:08:59 PM, by CARTOONB

    Met Cheryl today for lunch and a little bit of shopping. We talked the whole time and it was like we had been hanging out for years. Thank you ... Read more

  • Meeting a Spark Friend IRL!!!

    8/17/2017 11:54:38 PM, by CARTOONB

    One of my Spark friends is in my neck of the woods for a concert. She came in early enough that we can have lunch tomorrow!! I'm so excited! L... Read more

  • Why do I want it more?

    8/15/2017 10:52:56 PM, by CARTOONB

    When I tell myself I can't have something, it weighs on me. I want it more. Even when it's something that I know is not healthy. For example, I... Read more

  • Starting another goal/streak

    8/14/2017 10:50:33 PM, by CARTOONB

    I just recently completed a 90+ day streak of no Monsters (an energy drink). I still haven't had one, by the way! Since I completed that streak... Read more

  • The long national nightmare is over!!

    8/12/2017 11:46:37 PM, by CARTOONB

    The NFL pre-season has begun! And it is time to start selecting players for my Fantasy Football drafts. The first one is tomorrow. And, I appa... Read more

  • Finally! Pictures from white water rafting!!!

    8/11/2017 10:59:08 PM, by CARTOONB

    On Monday, my work had a team building activity - white water rafting. We met at the edge of town and carpooled about 45 minutes away to get to ... Read more

  • Finally! Pictures from white water rafting!!!

    8/11/2017 10:38:06 PM, by CARTOONB

    On Monday, my work had a team building activity - white water rafting. We met at the edge of town and carpooled about 45 minutes away to get to ... Read more

  • 1000 days +

    8/8/2017 11:25:24 PM, by CARTOONB

    I currently have a streak of logging into Spark People of 1001 days!!! That's dang near three years!! Only 94 more days (excluding leap years!)... Read more

  • I did it!!!!

    8/7/2017 11:11:07 PM, by CARTOONB

    91 days ago I decided to stop drinking Monsters. And, I did it!! I haven't had a Monster since!! And I did it with three Monsters in my fridge... Read more

  • A little nervous about this

    8/6/2017 11:08:54 PM, by CARTOONB

    Tomorrow (Monday), my team at work is going on a team building activity - white water rafting. There are different categories of rapids and this... Read more

  • Nice, busy day

    8/6/2017 12:40:23 AM, by CARTOONB

    Today was one of those rare days where all I did was play. Got up early and took my son to the range. We met some guys from work, including a c... Read more

  • Have to make your own fun

    8/2/2017 11:07:16 PM, by CARTOONB

    At my work, I sit in a relatively small bullpen - about 34 people. Because it is so small, almost half of us have a window seat. The "view" is ... Read more

  • Back to Basics

    8/2/2017 12:01:08 AM, by CARTOONB

    I'm one of those people who weighs themselves every day. I use it as a data point. This is what I did and these are the results on the scale. ... Read more

  • Sigh...Dramatic changes

    8/1/2017 4:39:43 PM, by AWYEAGLE

    It's been 7 years since I've "sparked" it; yep 7 years since I held myself accountable for my eating, exercise and other bad habits. It seems li... Read more

  • I don't understand managers

    7/31/2017 11:13:44 PM, by CARTOONB

    On Friday, I went in to work for a meeting with managers and one of the VP's in my company. At the end of the meeting, the VP left and the manag... Read more

  • I quit!

    7/30/2017 10:36:08 PM, by CARTOONB

    I work four ten-hour shifts per week. Then, on my days "off" I do all of the grocery shopping, DH's and my own laundry, plan menus for the rest ... Read more

  • Painted some furniture!

    7/29/2017 11:56:27 PM, by CARTOONB

    My DH has a pawn shop in a nearby town. On Fridays and Saturdays, he goes to yard sales finding things that can be sold at his shop. In the las... Read more

  • Meeting went okay

    7/28/2017 9:07:36 PM, by CARTOONB

    Met with the VP today, along with a bunch of other leaders. Got a much better idea what the VP wants to see in his weekly updates and we have a ... Read more

  • Not a whole day off after all

    7/27/2017 11:01:14 PM, by CARTOONB

    Generally, I have Fridays off. I work four ten-hour shifts, Monday-Thursday. I really enjoy having three days off every week. This week is a l... Read more

  • DS is making progress

    7/26/2017 11:23:56 PM, by CARTOONB

    Thank you for the encouraging words on my blog yesterday. DS did apply for the closer college today and *promises* to follow up with them tomorro... Read more

  • Things are changing...or not changing as much as expected

    7/25/2017 11:25:50 PM, by CARTOONB

    My youngest graduated from high school in May. He plans to be an accountant, possible an auditor, with a Finance dual degree. His plans were (n... Read more

  • Here we go again...

    7/25/2017 9:14:05 AM, by WONT-GIVE-UP

    It has been a long time since I've been on here but I need to make some changes and need some accountability. In the last few years since I disa... Read more

  • Just an update tonight

    7/24/2017 11:25:29 PM, by CARTOONB

    The scale is still a big fat liar, but I am on track to make it start telling the truth. Here's my streak update... Streak report (week ... Read more

  • Feels good to be productive

    7/23/2017 11:03:11 PM, by CARTOONB

    But, it feels good to sit too! I took a walk around the block this morning (three-mile block) and then spent 30 minutes on the treadmill at the ... Read more

  • Trying to get extra done tonight so that tomorrow is better

    7/22/2017 11:42:27 PM, by CARTOONB

    I have certain things that I "need" to do each weekend. The more I get done on Friday and Saturday, the easier Sunday is. For tomorrow, I have ... Read more

  • Your hair looks nice.

    7/21/2017 10:50:32 PM, by CARTOONB

    That's what my son told me when I was talking to him about what chores needed to be done. He was trying to give me a compliment so I would back ... Read more

  • Today was better

    7/20/2017 11:12:25 PM, by CARTOONB

    I'm still a little sore today, but not as bad as yesterday was. Walking was almost normal! LOL! We'll see what tomorrow brings! Streak re... Read more

  • Sooper Dooper Sore

    7/19/2017 10:21:49 PM, by CARTOONB

    My legs and bum are sooo sore!! Every time I got up from my desk today, I groaned! LOL! And I looked really funny going down the stairs. ... Read more

  • Two topics, which one should I talk about?

    7/18/2017 11:18:19 PM, by CARTOONB

    Topic #1: So sore! Topic #2: So exhausted! What the heck, I'll tell you about both! If you read my blog yesterday, you saw that I... Read more

  • Holy cow! Changing it up keeps your body guessing!

    7/17/2017 11:12:54 PM, by CARTOONB

    I have a workout partner that is a great match. We are closely matched in ability and we can meet three to four times per week. She is fantasti... Read more

  • It's been a while!

    7/16/2017 11:19:30 PM, by CARTOONB

    It's been awhile since I blogged. I've been busy!! Bunco twice, SB, and work. Plus normal life stuff. I'm ready to have another weekend, plea... Read more

  • 2nd it is!

    7/12/2017 11:37:18 PM, by CARTOONB

    Checked the standings for our SB league today and we are definitely ranked 2nd. Out of 6 (not out of 2! LOL!). Seems fair. Hoping to play the... Read more

  • Tied or 2nd

    7/12/2017 12:28:24 AM, by CARTOONB

    Our last game of the Spring SB season was tonight. Going into the game, we were in first place and we were playing the second place team. A los... Read more

  • Don't know what to say

    7/10/2017 10:20:25 PM, by CARTOONB

    I really don't have anything to tell y'all tonight. Busy day, but aren't they all? Did pretty good on my eating. Didn't give in to the offer o... Read more

  • Not ready to go back to work!!

    7/9/2017 11:21:31 PM, by CARTOONB

    I've had the last week (plus) off from work and I've enjoyed every minute! But all good things must end and it is time to head back to work. Th... Read more

  • Almost green

    7/8/2017 10:18:41 PM, by CARTOONB

    Started off the day right. Had a healthy breakfast, went to the gym and even walked to the library. Healthy lunch, healthy snacks. And then DH... Read more

  • A Green Day for me!

    7/7/2017 11:49:37 PM, by CARTOONB

    One of my Spark Teams has a thread asking us what kind of day we had (see descriptions below). Today is the first time since we started the thre... Read more

  • Busy day!

    7/6/2017 9:35:12 PM, by CARTOONB

    After my workout (a walking 5k outside before it got hot), DS and I headed to the storage unit to finish cleaning it out. It took us about two h... Read more

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