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  • Hospice

    1/31/2015 5:37:13 AM, by SNUZSUZ

    They called hospice yesterday. She will be going home to her daughters. She is able to talk and interact with people and make her own decisions and she doesn't want any life saving treatments. They are taking her off the Bipap and removing the catheter today. She can't breathe for very long without ... Read more

  • Update on my sister.

    1/30/2015 9:51:08 AM, by SNUZSUZ

    Thank you all for your prayers! God is hearing our prayers and yesterday she sat up and was awake for about an hour or more. She had a few sips of liquids and was interacting with us. She even corrected me when I said she used to be a LVN, and she said "no I wasn't, I was a nurse's aide for awhile",... Read more

  • Update on my sister.

    1/29/2015 10:30:56 AM, by SNUZSUZ

    We were so excited that she was responding to us yesterday then they said her lungs are so bad she may never come off the Bpap machine. She can't breathe on her own with just oxygen and she is not interacting with us, she will respond then fall back asleep. They said we will have to put her somewher... Read more

  • Sister is improving!

    1/28/2015 6:55:19 AM, by SNUZSUZ

    She has not responded to anyone or anything in over 24 hours but her CO2 levels were going down and her color was returning, and then last night, her son said, "Mom" a few times, and she said, "What?"! We didn't know if it was purposeful or not so the nurse came in and called her name and asked he... Read more

  • Update on my sister.

    1/26/2015 11:33:31 AM, by SNUZSUZ

    They called us in the middle of the night and said to come and say our goodbyes. We all showed up around 2 this morning. The doctor came in and she said she didn't know if she would make or not but there was still a chance of it going either way. the nurse that told us to come in, kept telling us sh... Read more

  • Weekends with the girls over are difficult

    1/25/2015 3:37:03 PM, by SEAOFCARNAGE

    I got a small victory this weekend. I wanted to do something fun and active so we went bowling. Unfortunately we had dinner at the bowling alley as well. That means nothing but junk food. I could feel like a failure about that, but I do not. I do feel a twinge of failure due to not being a... Read more

  • Sister is ill.

    1/25/2015 9:25:58 AM, by SNUZSUZ

    My sister has severe emphysema and has had a cold or flu for the past few days. Last night she was in respiratory distress and had to go to the emergency room. She refuses to be intubated or to be put on a ventilator. They said she may not make it through the night. Jesus has heard our prayers becau... Read more

  • Hello SP!

    1/20/2015 9:06:39 AM, by SNUZSUZ

    I tried to post the video of my friend getting her award for her work with the Glass Slipper but it the file was too large and it wouldn't post. I was able to post it on FB though so I'm happy about that! I didn't have to work yesterday after all, they said it was slow so there was no point in c... Read more

  • So much to do/lose in such a short amount of time!

    1/19/2015 1:20:21 PM, by SEAOFCARNAGE

    So I leave in a month and a half, about. I refuse to start packing until mid February. I did, however drop all the items that are never going to be used for anything but Peace Corps into a suitcase. Things like my hammock, steripen and my solar chargers. These are things that I never look at whe... Read more

  • Great Sunday!

    1/19/2015 11:50:56 AM, by SNUZSUZ

    I went to church yesterday morning and they had a really good motivational speaker there! I was so glad I went. My friend Jackie was getting an award for her community service with the Glass Slipper that she founded back in 1997, and it is growing so big now, that it's about time she was recognized ... Read more

  • Self Control-Baby steps

    1/16/2015 4:36:07 PM, by SEAOFCARNAGE

    I am that person that cannot buy things in bulk. I just sit and eat them all. Yesterday was a day from hell for me. I ate a ton of toffee peanuts. I bought them thinking I would just nibble. It turned into a binge. I also bought these delicious caramel praline truffles. I ate two of the five... Read more

  • Another great day!

    1/13/2015 8:53:28 PM, by ANDREA1254

    The prepping of my foods on the weekend is really making a difference in my day. Because I have the foods right there at my desk, I don't go to our office version of the vending machine or the cafe down the street. I ate my celery and carrots for more snack and then almonds for afternoon snack and... Read more

  • What a great day!

    1/12/2015 10:06:12 PM, by ANDREA1254

    I recently learned a co-worker brings a DVD to work out with so I jumped (pun intended) at the chance to join her and get some exercise on my lunch at work. Today was an aerobic workout. I did what I could which was more than I expected. It was fun working out together and I plan to join her agai... Read more

  • Bad day at work!

    1/12/2015 3:25:47 PM, by SNUZSUZ

    My coworker is so rude that I ended up coming home from work early. I told my brother that I am not going to stay there and have him be rude and condescending to me all day. I just could not deal with it today at all. On Friday, I walked in and started to say something to my brother, not knowing h... Read more

  • I got through it.....

    1/11/2015 10:04:29 AM, by ANDREA1254

    The last few days have been.... challenging. Between not feeling well and all the interesting things life threw my way, I found it hard to stick to my plans and goals, so I did what I could. I am not going to list all the challenges I experienced, although how I wound up with coffee flavored ... Read more

  • Matthew 7:1-2

    1/9/2015 7:30:42 AM, by SNUZSUZ

    7 “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. 2 For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.... Read more

  • Matthew 6:19-21

    1/8/2015 10:26:59 AM, by SNUZSUZ

    19 “Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moths and vermin destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. 20 But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moths and vermin do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. 21 For where your treasure is, there yo... Read more

  • I don't wanna!

    1/7/2015 3:06:23 PM, by ANDREA1254

    I got up this morning with a bad case of I don't wanna. I don't wanna get up. I don't wanna go to work. I don't wanna workout. I don't wanna meditate. It was bad. But I pushed through it and I did it. I did it all. Now I am proud of myself and I have found that pride carries me through t... Read more

  • Fitting in a 10 minute workout

    1/6/2015 6:39:52 PM, by ANDREA1254

    I knew I wouldn't have time to do a lengthy workout today so, after my morning meditation, I logged into the Spark videos and found a yoga video that was perfect for me. Other than contending with a demanding cat who thinks if I am on the floor I should be petting her, it was a great workout. Now ... Read more

  • Broken Promise...

    1/6/2015 5:40:00 PM, by MONICASSPARK

    Yeah, I gain more weight, So Be It! Is what I posted... In my last post I made a promise to do better for my kids and myself. I didn't keep it. I been on an emotional roller coaster with this foster kinship stuff. I need to take care of myself and not worry so much about that child that has di... Read more

  • Swedish Proverb-from Lisa Ryan, Gratitude Thought for the Week.

    1/6/2015 7:20:03 AM, by SNUZSUZ

    “Fear less, cherish more; eat less, chew more; whine less, breathe more; talk less, listen more; hate less, love more; and all good things are yours.” Swedish Proverb... Read more

  • 63 days!

    1/5/2015 10:47:21 PM, by SEAOFCARNAGE

    Thats right, in 63 days my next adventure begins. I am certain there are many things that need to be done before I go, but last time I was packed for 3 months ahead of time and still did not pack the correct items needed. This time I know a bit better what is needed, also my job is different so my... Read more

  • The best laid plans...

    1/5/2015 6:43:42 PM, by ANDREA1254

    I had a hard set plan to walk at lunch but then work got in the way and I spent my lunch at my desk. However, the universe found a way to provide exercise. The elevator went out in my building and I am on the fourth floor. Down four floors and up four floors. Woo Hoo!!! I wish I had acces... Read more

  • Picture of new rug:)

    1/5/2015 10:28:32 AM, by SNUZSUZ

    I bought a new room size rug for my studio apartment and it makes the feel of the room so much brighter and happier! I have been wanting one for a long time and they are just so expensive. This guy was selling them on the street... Read more

  • Sometimes it is simply about the joy of the ride.

    1/4/2015 5:07:14 PM, by SEAOFCARNAGE

    I started the 28 day boot camp challenge way back in September. I did not realize I needed to do videos daily and due to my noise nazi neighbor downstairs just did not do it. Last week I went ahead and started it as though I had just signed up. Today is day 5, I think, with the New Year I lost a ... Read more

  • Adapting

    1/4/2015 10:45:32 AM, by ANDREA1254

    So last night the honey asked if we were going to go out to breakfast Sunday morning like we have so many times. My initial response was "No, I can't". That would mean too many calories. I found my self feeling guilty because we both enjoy our Sunday mornings out and I felt a bit resentful ... Read more

  • Looky, looky who is blogging!

    1/3/2015 10:24:38 AM, by ANDREA1254

    After several years of being a Sparker, with great success when using the website and not much success when not, I have decided to try yet another wonderful option provided by I have read many of the suggestions about how to stick to healthier living using SparkPeople (and oth... Read more

  • A little de-railed!

    1/2/2015 9:21:30 PM, by SEAOFCARNAGE

    Today I got up and had great intentions, until my feet hit the ground. I did a sugar scrub and got in the shower, which if you have never done is fantastic. I knew laundry needed to get done, I have no yoga pants, I have yoga capris but this weather calls for pants! I try not to turn the heat up ... Read more