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  • May 22, 2015 (Friday)

    5/23/2015 1:18:07 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Rushing again tonight. I haven't been long very long, and this is the first time that I have been online today. So I have quite a bit of catching up to do. Thank you all for responding to my yesterday's blog. It was much nicer today; not COLD like yesterday. It is supposed to be a little wa... Read more

  • End of spring challenge

    5/21/2015 11:03:59 PM, by CANDOIT54

    Neon Ninjas 10 week update My goal was to lose 10 pounds but lost 4. Good part is I am in the 160's. My tracking has been almost perfect everyday I did have a couple days where I completely binged and overate. I really need to try to plan more meals ahead of time. Ben and Jerry were supposed... Read more

  • May 21, 2015 (Thursday)

    5/21/2015 9:24:05 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Another long day, but not quite as long as yesterday. No rain in site although it has turned cool, so for now, and unless we get heavy rain (which is not predicted), the races are ON for Saturday. I will have to take my portable heater unless it warms up a lot tomorrow. I still have to go out and... Read more

  • Taking photos but not seeing too well to post.

    5/21/2015 9:23:35 PM, by NORASPAT

    Today I had to change one of my shoes. One eyelet was loose and it came out. They exchanged the Men's variation of my shoes, even exchange. 40 miles and on the way back I had my eye appointment. I had talked to another eye Dr. earlier in the year. Today she was thorough and she told me the glasses... Read more

  • 3 Day at home Retreat - Successful!

    5/21/2015 9:20:46 PM, by PACEKA1

    378 126 87 My husband is an artist - or at least an artist in his heart. Unfortunately, he has a hard time staying focused and even though he has a fairly nice studio, it's a challenge for him to work without distraction. So this week we decided he would go up north on a mini artist-retrea... Read more

  • May 20, 2015 (Wednesday)

    5/21/2015 2:11:13 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Just about a full day of work from 8:30 AM until 9:00 PM. Add two hours of driving time, and that is a very long day. Anyway, it was a good and fun day...just long. I am very tired now, but I did want to say "Have a GREAT THURSDAY!" HUGS Pam... Read more

  • We had an EXCELLENT gardener for the day-Our son.

    5/20/2015 8:52:20 PM, by NORASPAT

    This week he has been helping me in the yard when I needed to pick up heavy garbage cans we use to take to the dump. We use the heavy duty bags and so they are filled to the top. He was busy picking up their basement rooms. His wife is working so till now he has been taking care of the domestic... Read more

  • May 19, 2015 (Tuesday)

    5/19/2015 10:53:08 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    OK Everyone, IF the 'housework fairy' ever visits me, I will definitely put in a good word for all of you. 334 Have a GREAT WEDNESDAY! HUGS Pam 90... Read more

  • May 18, 2015 (Monday)

    5/18/2015 10:34:14 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for your responses. Nothing much going on around here. I just got home from my evening work. I am trying to get everything logged in before I start working on my nightly housework. I was hoping the 'housework fairy' 188 would surprise me and drop in today, but no... Read more

  • A nice day out. I insisted DH would look at the ocean.

    5/18/2015 10:02:09 PM, by NORASPAT

    My appointment was short. My Dr. just came back from vacation. I took some old X-rays with me and he said he was certain it was not Neuropathy--big relief there. He examined my back and he wants to verify his diagnosis with an MRI. Since this was his first day back he needed to find an appointment... Read more

  • Be flexible

    5/17/2015 11:37:51 PM, by RENATA144

    Keep an open mind. You may learn something that need to know.... Read more

  • Senior college Concerts are over. I like the next three months for myself.

    5/17/2015 11:23:34 PM, by NORASPAT

    I love doing it but Summer is short in Maine so I am hoping to get out for some sightseeing. I am planning a few meets with some of my Spark friends. I open it happens. I have the yard looking better and I keep trying to do some photos. I put them in to DH lap top and then I send them to my ... Read more

  • May 17, 2015 (Sunday)

    5/17/2015 6:50:37 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Rain again today, but only scattered showers. I guess it depends on where one is located. It rained here earlier this morning, and more is predicted here and/or in other areas. Just have to wait and see. The good news for no rain is predicted for Friday or Saturday, so maybe we will get t... Read more

  • Time to restart the program!

    5/17/2015 8:50:18 AM, by PACEKA1

    521 My first days on Spark People were so successful, I was really proud of myself. But some time in the past month or so life seems to have gotten in the way. I've stopped tracking my foods, I haven't cooked a decent meal in over a week, and I have really cut back on exercising. And I don't e... Read more

  • Very little time to blog tonight.

    5/16/2015 11:25:52 PM, by NORASPAT

    Today was a busy day in the yard again. I planted my pansies. I added a border at the back driveway and it came out nice, well much nicer than it was. Our yard was never landscaped we never thought about all those things 40 years ago, We did put in a pool and now it is not being ... Read more

  • May 16, 2015 (Saturday)

    5/16/2015 6:37:58 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    More rain today, and more rain on the way tonight. I believe you are correct, WILLOW! I don't think April did get the memo stating, "Your showers are to be OUT OF HERE once May arrives!" 334 Have a GREAT WEEKEND, ALL! HUGS Pam... Read more

  • May 15, 2015 (Friday)

    5/16/2015 1:56:31 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    More rain, so no races tomorrow. Sooner or later, I am guessing the rain will stop. Hope you all have a GREAT WEEKEND! HUGS Pam... Read more

  • I am so happy with new shoes again. DH was not well so I went on my own.

    5/15/2015 11:06:54 PM, by NORASPAT

    I did not want to go but DH was not feeling good at all. He was given a new RX and he is not taking it well at least his stomach is. These things seem to always happen at the weekend so since our son was at home they both encouraged me to go alone to get my shoes. I drove up and there they were... Read more

  • May 14, 2015 (Thursday)

    5/15/2015 12:23:43 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Well...The Grizzlies lost the game tonight. Now the Warriors are 3 and the Grizzlies are 2. There will be another game tomorrow night, and if the Grizzlies lose again, they are out of it. If they win, there will be the 7th and final game on Sunday night. The game tomorrow night is here, and Sund... Read more

  • DH and I did almost 200 miles, I never anticipated that.

    5/14/2015 10:07:38 PM, by NORASPAT

    My appointment was early 9:15 a.m. so we were on the road early since it is commuter traffic at that time in the biggest city in Maine. This Dr. is my foot Dr. in Portland Maine. I have had way too many instances of pain and pins and needles in my feet, on Monday I hope to get an E.M.G. I need ... Read more

  • DH and I took most of the day off.

    5/13/2015 11:16:01 PM, by NORASPAT

    My throat is still; sore so I am hoarse now for three weeks. I wanted to walk the rail trail but the rain was heavy and I did not want toy walk inside. I stayed home. When the rain stopped I went out to dig up the dandelions . I like to get the whole root. It takes time to get to them. I ... Read more

  • May 13, 2015 (Wednesday)

    5/13/2015 10:16:44 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    I learned a little more about my phone today, although I still know very little. No time to work with it tonight because I have just gotten home. I want to do all of my logging in here, and then watch the Grizzlies in the NBA playoff games. Thank you all for your comments, and I hope you ha... Read more

  • So many days have passed; where have they gone?

    5/13/2015 9:57:49 AM, by PACEKA1

    257 It's interesting to me how there often seems to be a connection between my mood and/or my particular circumstance and what I happen to read on Spark People that day. Today I listened to Spark Guy Chris talk about recovering after setbacks - which is such a coincidence because this morning wh... Read more

  • Today was another day in the yard.

    5/13/2015 12:01:37 AM, by NORASPAT

    We have most of it done. I do most of the work I love doing it. Our son is still un-employed so he makes all the meals for his family. We do not eat anything hot-never did. Our son has been cooking South west and hot sauce whereas I only eat and cook for people who visit with us. I do love to c... Read more

  • May 12, 2015 (Tuesday)

    5/12/2015 10:23:58 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, I love your comments about your phones. I am about the same as everyone else who responded. I have house phones that I prefer to use when at home, and I don't like to use the phone much when I am driving because I find that I am driving way under the speed limit when I talk on... Read more

  • May 11, 2015 (Monday)

    5/11/2015 5:18:33 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    334 Looks like most of us are on the same page about the 'fancy smancy' phones. This one is an I-Phone 6, supposedly the latest and greatest one around. Of course in a month or two, there will be an even GREATER one around. I did answer a call on it today, so I have mastered answering phone calls... Read more


    5/10/2015 11:58:44 PM, by RENATA144

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  • May 10, 2015 (Mother's Day)

    5/10/2015 11:48:48 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY! I hope everyone had a GREAT DAY. I had a very good day. I had two classes and after that I had dinner with my son and his girlfriend. We had planned to take his paddle boat on the lake, but it was looking like rain. We decided to save that for another time. He only lives ab... Read more

  • Trying to get to the photos of my amazing shoe box.

    5/10/2015 7:35:00 PM, by NORASPAT

    My closet was full of shoes on the floor. We have a lot of clutter in the room. things we will not give away but with our family living with us we have to find some alternative spaces. I had a sewing room on the main street and I did alterations. I bought a very large three way mirror. I wan... Read more

  • May 9, 2015 (Saturday)

    5/9/2015 5:18:16 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Thank you for your responses to my yesterday's blog. Thank you for the Happy Mother's Day wishes. A lot of rain this morning, so the races are canceled for today. The sun came out this afternoon, but the rain was so heavy earlier today that the track is too muddy for racing. It's OK, maybe next ... Read more

  • I had agreat day in the yard, There is a lot of progress. Woo Hoo!!!

    5/9/2015 12:01:54 AM, by NORASPAT

    I began raking at 8.00am. I am glad I did it was a very nice time of day. I might do it again. after noon DH and I finished my shoe box, I had a massive baking spree so there are some home-meter goodies in the freezer. OOPS!! Midnight Too late again HUGS Pat in Augusta Maine. Cat... Read more

  • May 8, 2015 (Friday)

    5/8/2015 11:20:32 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    This week just flew by! No rain until today, and it was short-lived, so as of now the races are on for tomorrow. There is a 50% chance of rain in the early morning hours tomorrow, so I will have to wait and see if the rain actually occurs. Nothing new or exciting going on, just the 'same ol... Read more

  • 6 computers in the house and NONE was working well.

    5/7/2015 10:46:40 PM, by NORASPAT

    I could not get anywhere with Spark today. I was so frustrated I asked DH if he would help me finish my shoe box. It is made. We bought handles for each end since it s heavy. DH has our vision close up so we did it together with him doing the bulk of the wok. I measured and marked all the woo... Read more

  • Our last Lecture for the University Senior College lecture series.

    5/5/2015 11:48:02 PM, by NORASPAT

    We had a great lecture series from our own university. University of Maine in Augusta. We have sent students to HAITI from our university and those students are trying to help with starving children, very sick children and children whose parents died in the earthquake. We were surprised... Read more

  • May 4, 2015 (Monday)

    5/5/2015 12:46:10 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, Thank you for your responses on my blog of yesterday. It was another beautiful day, and while nothing out of the ordinary took place, the warmer temperatures and the bright sunshine made it a very FANTASTIC Day! Hoping YOUR day was FANTASTIC, too. HUGS Pam... Read more

  • I added a bit more rug to my kitchen floor and I love it.

    5/4/2015 11:02:52 PM, by NORASPAT

    The living room floor has a triangular area of rug coming in to the kitchen. I liked it but it seemed odd. I decided I wanted the other side of the kitchen entry way to have the same feature, I could visualize it and I was certain it will be what I want. I asked the installer if he would come ... Read more

  • Moving forward one step at a time

    5/4/2015 10:38:46 PM, by PACEKA1

    214 Spark People tells us to look at ways that reflect our progress other than just focusing on the scale. I have had an amazing indication of that in the last couple of days. I have always loved gardening. At one point in time I had an indoor greenhouse and started all my own seeds - ... Read more

  • Took a Spark Break. !!

    5/3/2015 11:03:20 PM, by NORASPAT

    DH and I went to the Public Theater in LEWISTON Maine. Friends from Senior College go with us to 4 plays in the season and this was the last one. In the summer there are kids productions. They have acting camp there and the kids are given auditions and some do become part of the pl... Read more

  • May 3, 2015 (Sunday)

    5/3/2015 8:54:02 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Hello Everyone, The first racing event is behind us, and it went very well. The weather was great, and there were a lot of people in attendance. So, I am glad to get that first night at the races behind me. Today was also beautiful, and it looks like it will be nice all week. Busy we... Read more

  • Today was more productive for sure-

    5/2/2015 10:26:21 PM, by NORASPAT

    I must get to bed I did not slept well yesterday. I was behind for a client I have sewn for so many years I forget. I Had sewing to finish for a lady--96 years young. I had to clean our furnace room to get rid of the fumes that had accumulated in there. Now it is cleaned again so I could ... Read more

  • We are finally getting our bedroom just right.

    5/1/2015 11:18:07 PM, by NORASPAT

    It is just right since there was too much furniture and clutter. As soon as the clutter has gone maybe still going, it has definitely helped my mood. I still have too little sleep. I need to catch up. DH and I are now working together. We add some more light so he can see things better and wor... Read more

  • May 1, 2015 (Friday)

    5/1/2015 4:58:53 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    No rain this week or in the forecast, so there will be racing tomorrow. I won't be around much from now until the early hours on Sunday morning, SO have a GREAT weekend all! HUGS Pam... Read more

  • Be the solution

    5/1/2015 9:32:13 AM, by RENATA144

    You know the right thing to do So do it 306 362... Read more

  • Lost last nights blog---WooHoo!

    4/30/2015 10:37:53 PM, by NORASPAT

    We had a BUMP in the road today. A very smelly day with fumes so I stayed away from the House. Our Grand daughter said "the basement smells funny, I think our fridge is smelling bad". I went down stairs and the whole place smelt of fumes, The fridge was fine. It was 7:45 am and I called ... Read more

  • It's been a good day!

    4/30/2015 10:16:19 PM, by PACEKA1

    376 I feel like I always dwell on the not-so-good days and I am working hard to change that. Today was a good day and I want to acknowledge that. I did all my exercises, I ate well (and even cooked) - in fact today was the first day that I met all my nutritional goals. This afternoon I work... Read more

  • Disgusting..

    4/30/2015 6:01:50 PM, by NETTESPAGHETTI

    Has any one else tried Mamma Chia? It doesn't taste bad but the texture makes me gag. I can barely drink it.. Lol I'm trying to try new things. I'm an extremely picky eater and drinker..... Read more

  • Starting over yet again..

    4/29/2015 1:33:36 PM, by NETTESPAGHETTI

    I told myself that I would never let myself get back up to my heaviest weight, about a week ago I weighed myself and I was right back at my heaviest weight. I am so mad at myself. In 2012, I was down 60lbs and just quit. Now its 2015 and I have officially gained back all that weight. I am so angery ... Read more

  • Finally feeling like myself today!

    4/29/2015 1:08:26 PM, by PACEKA1

    334 First night in a few that I actually had a good night's sleep. I woke refreshed and ready to tackle the day. And even better than that - it's going to be a beautiful day in Minnesota. I've been off my game for so many weeks with illness (infection, flu, cold) that today I'm celebrating ... Read more

  • April 28, 2015 (Tuesday)

    4/29/2015 12:34:45 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    The day was filled with classes and a 3.5 hour shift on the Fitness Floor. Tomorrow will be more of the same. Keeps me busy. Rain was predicted for today, but we did not get any rain in this area. Too chilly though for this time of year. Spring is officially here, but we've only had a few days ... Read more

  • Today was a good day.

    4/28/2015 11:05:47 PM, by NORASPAT

    I went out in to the yard and raked all the Spruce needles off my Spring bulbs. This year they were well frozen so my bulbs are doing great. 376 I never knew they like to be frozen in the winter, Daffodils are clumping so I will have even more after I split the big clumps. Crocus are all... Read more

  • How great to be home!

    4/27/2015 10:28:23 AM, by PACEKA1

    436 Going away for even an overnight is a pretty good way to appreciate what you have at home! We went north on Saturday to visit with my son and his wife. We were lucky enough to have beautiful weather for both the drive up and the drive home - and it was warm & sunny both days. In my past li... Read more

  • April 26, 2015 (Sunday)

    4/27/2015 1:39:36 AM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    I hope everyone has a GREAT WEEK! No rain predicted here this week, except on Tuesday, so for now it looks like the racing will go on next weekend. Busy week for me, but that's nothing new. Take care all! HUGS Pam... Read more

  • A better day and a better idea for the bed-room.

    4/26/2015 9:07:18 PM, by NORASPAT

    I always awake with the bright light. We needed to change our bedroom around so we could get my Gazelle in the room. The bed was in the middle of one wall and when Daylight savings time there was sunlight in the room. We tried new curtains we already have cellular shades but above the window I wan... Read more

  • My First Winter in Mammoth Lakes, CA

    4/26/2015 4:46:36 PM, by ALFA_SUNSHINE

    I may have had the best time of my life this past winter, but there are more winters to come so it's hard to say. I've been a leader on the SparkPeople Ski/Boarding team for ages. Now as an ASIA level one certified alpine ski instructor with my first full seaso... Read more

  • Checking the raking in the yard

    4/25/2015 10:38:48 PM, by NORASPAT

    I did get a lot of raking done this week but boy it was cold. Then I felt cold too. I am still under the weather but I had to come back to say goodnight. Hopefully I will be better tomorrow. It is just a weariness with so much going on. We have a sleep over for our granddaughter. One of th... Read more

  • April 25, 2015 (Saturday)

    4/25/2015 3:46:54 PM, by WORKOUTWITHPAM

    Another Saturday OFF because it rained out the races again. This is the 4th week that the track was supposed to open. Due to rain, it hasn't happened YET! Maybe next weekend. It has been a busy week, so I really don't mind the time off. I am sure the drivers and many of the workers are gr... Read more

  • Not my best week.

    4/24/2015 10:47:16 AM, by PACEKA1

    I started this week encouraged, excited and motivated. I was finally feeling better after a bacterial infection that left me taking two pretty heavy-duty antibiotics for two weeks! I was just starting to feel better when I was hit with flu-like symptoms keeping me in bed for nearly a full day and ... Read more

  • Hi there, our son was able to add all the updates.

    4/23/2015 10:41:03 PM, by NORASPAT

    We were able to get the water up and it is drying very well. We do have basement entries and so it dried well. I have not been able to do much on the computer. Son our had and so far so good. DH spent the night on the recliner and I have to say I bought OTC and I had used it a lot. It wa... Read more