SparkPeople Member Blogs These are the most recent public blog entries from SparkPeople Members. SparkPeople Member Blogs 1 pound burger ! Last night my husband and I went to have our 1 pound burgers that I won from our local radio station.. I was quite impressed with my will power,,, no bun, healthy toppings, and a to go container! <img src=""> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:35:17 EST 23 & 24 Mar 2019 Yesterday afternoon a friend and I got dressed up a bit and took ourselves out to see a movie and then we stopped at a place called Churros and each had a treat. It was a great way to have 'date' night without an actual date. Loved it! <BR> <BR> Today I took another walk at the beach, but it wa... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:34:46 EST Changes in the Air I was chatting with my DD on Facebook last night. She asked me to consider helping her come back. Back, not only to this city, but to my house. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> Now, I have been enjoying having the place to mysel... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:34:18 EST Not Feeling It Ok I'm not feeling like a happy camper these days and I don't know why. I feel like I have to push myself to do everything, eat healthy, staying within my calorie intake, or even exercise, which I love to do. Not sure why. <BR> Ok I tell myself: in about 2 pounds down I'll hit one of my major ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:17:35 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY 3-24-2019 <img src=""> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:12:33 EST 24th March <img src=""> <BR> <link><BR>edia/767738/march_2019.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> I thought I'd post this one early today - because I'm off to work this afternoon and won't be back until... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:12:08 EST Why is it different this time? I normally would say I don’t know. It’s not really different. It’s always the same. <BR> <BR> This time is not. This time is different because I am different. Me. That’s the key to the door that always seemed locked to me. I always hit a road block and stumbled. I jumped off the wagon and ran as... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:04:17 EST Fitfy..... A Midlife Story about Starting Over <img src=""> I turned 50 last week. I turned 50 without attaining last year's "Fit by Fifty" goal. Ugh. My bday was fun, but it also sucked. My amazing boyfriend made it as special as possible...a fun day at our city's... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 07:04:11 EST Weekly Status and Goals #4 for March The Goal for this past week was: <BR> <BR> At the end of this week I want to feel I've done everything I can to get well. My home scale will say I'm AT my WW goal and I want to feel proud of how much art practice I've done. <BR> <BR> Starting with the things I did not do this week (to get that ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 06:36:02 EST I don't eat sugar, white flour and meat - but what DO I eat then to get carbs and protein? Sugar, white flour, meal and highly processed foods used to be staples in my diet. <BR> After years of search for a healthful and pleasant way of eating, I have replaced them with better versions. <BR> <BR> Ten years ago I would have been horrified by the idea to stop eating sugar, flour and mea... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 06:31:06 EST Thought and Prayer for Sunday, March 24, 2019 March 24, 2019 HOW TO REST <BR> <BR> Most of don’t rest because we don’t know how to rest. Resting is not scanning the computer or looking through our phone. We take a break from work only to check our personal emails and social media. That is not rest. We are still using our brains when we do ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 06:24:43 EST FORTUNE COOKIE FIND <BR> <BR> Do it now! <BR> Today will be yesterday tomorrow, Sun, 24 Mar 2019 06:19:13 EST Active Rest Day What does Active Rest Day mean to you? <BR> <em>189</em> <BR> To me it is cardio during the winter, with the program I am on now it is 50 minutes of cardio right now. To me, that is a long time to be on a treadmill so I mix it up with some Tabata workouts as well. <BR> <em>334</em> <BR... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 05:36:38 EST Spring break Headed to the beach for a week, looking forward to sun, sand and surf. I'm hoping I can resist the urge to veg out on the chair and walk the beach instead. I hope the grocery store has healthy foods I can get for the week. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 05:27:33 EST Staying Alive and Going Strong! <img src=""> <BR> This is my mom at 97 years old! I took the photo yesterday when I took her out for breakfast. I'm amazed at how she got to be 96 and still going strong. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 05:24:46 EST Themes You ave an extra one today as the last two are my favorites <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 04:54:46 EST Happy Sunday! Good Sunday Morning! After days of no sleep, I got some sleep yesterday, and then almost 6 hours last night, woohoo! I may be in the market for a new p-doc though. He said he would respond and did not. If I'm having a crisis, I need a doctor who is going to get back with me. Sleep deprivation for... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 04:48:18 EST A little math... I've been thinking about numbers and decades and ages.... So just did a little math. <BR> <BR> Today I lived for 19.781 days. (I'm 54 years old). That sounds weird somehow, doesn't it? To look at days not years. <BR> <BR> It will be another 7670 days until I am 75 years old. <BR> <BR> I'll do ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 04:36:08 EST VICTORY <img src=""> <BR> Oh salvation of Israel (were come) out of Zion! when the LORD bringeth back the captivity of His people, Jacob shall rejoice, (and) Israel shall be glad. Psalm 14:7 (KJV) ................................ Sun, 24 Mar 2019 04:21:07 EST Soothing Sunday <link> </link> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 04:19:19 EST Because of you, there is a better me Motivation comes in all forms for each of us, but you can almost guarantee that the next spark buddy over has the same need to be part of something bigger than him or herself and that's why they're here on Sparkpeople. <BR> <BR> Ultimately we don't want to be alone running this race and even i... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 04:03:42 EST Sunday Day two of controlling my eating. It has been a settled weekend. I am worried grief might consume me but it hasn't. I am stronger than I know, braver than I thought I could be and as compassionate as always. My beautiful daughter has been so kind to me, it puts tears in my eyes just talking about... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 04:00:41 EST Daily Affirmation for Sunday, March 24, 2019 " I love myself as I truly am." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, <BR> with link to Sun, 24 Mar 2019 03:48:32 EST Prayer Power According to God’s Word – 46 Have you ever prayed without seeing results even though you have faith? <BR> <BR> “Therefore we also pray always for you that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfill all the good pleasure of His goodness and the work of faith with power, that the name of our Lord Jesus Chris... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 03:30:47 EST Sunday Blessings and Reflections <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning All, <BR> <BR> Wishing you all a Blessed Sunday, hope you have a good day and enjoy your morning Church services & your time with Family... <em>459</em> <em>288</em> <BR> <BR... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 03:19:17 EST Quote for Sunday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 03:18:10 EST Bible Verse for Sunday Hebrews 12:14 <BR> <BR> Pursue peace with all people, and holiness, without which no one will see the Lord: <BR> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 03:15:16 EST 3-23-19 Dropped off all that stuff, so my trunk is empty and waiting for the next load. That means I will have to start sorting again. I know just where to start. My old video room is filled with things that have layers of dust on them. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:59:29 EST My Vacation Plans! I am going to be attending the Daytime Emmy Awards in May with a friend of mine. We are both so excited and looking forward to it. Wish me luck trying to find something to wear. I want to look my very best. <BR> BLC is almost over and I was thinking about taking a break. I can't make up my m... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:48:51 EST National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always March 24 <BR> <BR> National Chocolate Covered Raisin Day is a day to enjoy this tasty combination of chocolate and fruit. Chocolate lovers who like raisins, find ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:06:26 EST Yeowch It's not a word, but it oughta be. I think I made a sound like that when I went bowling Saturday night, and on my second throw, using the 13 pound ball I usually use, I stepped funny on the left leg and that knee tweaked out and at the same time, the right elbow whined massively as I released the... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:02:28 EST Week 1 Day 4 (March 23 2019) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Getting close to the end of Week 1 for me = today was not the best = mind was not focused so went off the rails but will be back on track tomorrow <BR> <BR> Don't have pictures of food today bu... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:02:21 EST Doing exercise in shorter sessions Find that exercising in shorter sessions of at least 10 minutes at a time does not tire me out & I can concentrate on what I am doing. I also am more aware of my workouts Sun, 24 Mar 2019 01:01:01 EST Bible Verse of the Day: <img src=""> <BR> Trust in the Lord Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:58:49 EST Walked for miles I didn’t sleep at all for the 18 hour flight. Beloved did! The car picked us up at 6am, took us to the hotel where they held our bags. We walked hours, then grabbed a bus to explore. Fabulous day! Bed tonight by 7pm! Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:52:56 EST Checking in... Today was a good day! Hubby went out and gifted me with a Samsung Gear Fit Pro 2 smart watch! And, I in turn, sent my babies to Best Buy to get him one, too! <BR> <BR> So, world, here we come together starting tomorrow! Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:49:53 EST Not a Total Waste I didn’t get done all the things that I wanted to get done today, but I DID get SOME things done, so I have THAT going for me.... <BR> <BR> Last week, in response to a question, I told my Japanese friend that ”sometimes you’re the bug, and sometimes you’re the windshield” which puzzled her no en... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:44:33 EST So Hungry and Other Observations <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> For years, I have struggled with my weight. I went on just about every diet that was featured in the magazines. I have starved myself and even exercise three times a day. I knew I did not... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:44:23 EST Goals & Gratitude 3/23/19 This weekend is working out to be wonderful, but very busy. Today was the annual Ladies' Tea at church. We have wonderful little finger foods with our tea and a speaker. One of our priests spoke and it was very interesting. And I didn't go for seconds and kept within a reasonable amount of food, ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:26:39 EST Excuses and Counters Today's premium coaching task is to list excuses I make to avoid exercise and counters to them to keep on track, so here goes... <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Exercise makes me sore. -- It sure beats the fibromyalgia that comes with being sedentary! <BR> 2. I'm too tired to exercise -- Exercise will give m... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:22:26 EST Sunday's Thought <img src=""> Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:14:53 EST Super Saturday Well, today I could not be sorer, I feel it in my glutes hard. I'm going to bed early tonight. I'm excited for tomorrow we're driving to Ocean Shores to my folks' house to visit with them and my brother and his girlfriend. I'll be making banana pancakes for everyone and I'm so excited for them ... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:13:16 EST Weather It was another nice cool day in the mid 60s. It is 59 outside and 67 inside. Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:08:47 EST Beautiful Bugs ;-) 03/23/19 Funniest Insects and Spiders <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="http:... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:07:36 EST Morning Has Broken Morning Has Broken, Cat Stevens, 1971 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Morning has broken like the first morning <BR> Blackbird has spoken like the first bird <BR> Praise for the singing <BR> Praise for the mo... Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:04:19 EST Oh Nola................You Always Make Grandma Laugh For those of you who don't already know, Nola is our 6 year old Grand-daughter. There is never any doubt of what she is thinking, because she will let you know in her own inimitable way. She spent the day with us yesterday and while we were cutting out pockets for her book bag (which her 11 y... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:58:18 EST Day 11 Got my 10,000 steps today. In that 45 min I was able to eke out a small run. Muscles tired from yesterday's activity and treadmill/elliptical workout. I'll see what tomorrow brings! Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:55:59 EST Finished Temp. Blankets Hi, <BR> <BR> For those who followed along with my temperature blankets, I thought you might like to see them finished. I've started two for 2019 that will not be in rainbow colors. They will be so different. I'll post those colors sometime. <BR> <BR> For some reason the pictures are posting ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:51:50 EST Sat 03/23/2019 three good things 1. I found someone to cover a couple shifts next week so i can help my mom <BR> 2. I had good snuggle time with my boys <BR> 3. I had some time with my kid <BR> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:40:17 EST reminder <img src=""> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:28:21 EST Week 371 ... MB 155 ... Morning Wonderful Sparkies :), <BR> <BR> A lovely sunny morning here, a casual breeze :) . <BR> <BR> We skyped the wee boy on Wednesday and watched him open his pressies. His Uncle wanted to be the first one to give him a ferrari :), it had a button that put the headlights on and made the car n... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:27:08 EST Me and the garden It started out simply enough. All I wanted to do was to spray the weed killer to keep the weeds from completely taking over. I mean, weeds were growing in my artificial grass! That's how bad it was. <BR> <BR> I should have known what would happen. Just spraying the weed and grass killer stuf... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:25:43 EST Saturday’s Words to Ponder <img src=""> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:22:47 EST Day 69 Went out to dinner with my friend and her husband tonight they enjoyed the restaurant then we came back to our house my friend really wanted to go out but her hubby didn't so we ended up playing yard yatzee. I was good and didn't over eat and I actually stayed within my calories for the day!! Y... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:20:18 EST .. Day 82/365 <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I was online doing family history research and linking with 'family' members <BR> <BR> To my shock I found that my brother passed away mid February. I sent out a couple emails and text ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:16:52 EST Saturday! Just another busy Saturday...time for relaxation! <BR> <BR> Hope you had a great day! <BR> <BR> <BR> TTYL Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:13:47 EST WORK DAY well it was a workday for mw. Hubby took ,e to work and came back to pick up. He I not over being sicj as he went into te restroom an was throwing up for 6 minutes of course he did not taie his prescription today Sat, 23 Mar 2019 23:09:16 EST #705 Happy Day. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful day tomorrow. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:57:43 EST why? what is my why? I have always said fit and healthy but I have decided to look deeper of course I want to do this but I know have an element of vanity in my why .looking good ,fitting smaller clothes and in my mind being normal <BR> beyond this of course I want to reduce the insulin I need to use... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:55:59 EST 2018 Grabbed Me By My Sensitive Bits 446 days ago I composed a blog making a lot of haughty promises to myself about what 2018 would be for me. I wrote it with passion and conviction and this assurance that 2018 was going to give birth to a new me. <BR> <BR> Heh. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:38:26 EST The Importance of Being the SOS Cross-posted from <BR> <BR> I’m nine days in to my newly reset Noom curriculum and already I’ve needed my SOS – three times. For me, my SOS is a person and another person and a plan and then more people. <BR> <BR> I’m confused. Hang on. Let me start over. <BR> <B... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:33:35 EST Day 82: One Thing Done <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Don't rely on someone else for your happiness and self-worth only you can be responsible for that. If you can't love and respect yourself - no one else will be able to make that happen. Accept ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:29:27 EST I'm a crier--and who is Nathan Gunn?--but I didn't binge! Someday I'll have to dig into why I am such a crier!!! (but not today!!) <BR> <BR> I bought the fire stick Tobisha TV and with thousands of channels since there wasn't anything on TV I wanted to watch tonight I decided to ask Alexa "Musicals" and she took me to so many I was in theatre and/or m... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:17:57 EST Getting a few things done in spite of this cold I am much better than the first part of the week, but still avoiding events where I know people are a bit compromised - age, illness, chemo, etc. <BR> <BR> While I was waiting for Board meeting to start on Thursday evening I did manage to get a bit of work done on table runner two. <BR> <img sr... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:15:03 EST Spring Fever So today I did all ten of my physical therapy exercises. I think the rotor cuff ones are working. Not sure about the hip yet. Started my daughter's tax return. Got outside and raked up do and cat poo from around the deck. I think the cats were using under the deck as their own private litter box.... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:13:32 EST The Highlight Of My Day #22 Today's highlight was a visit with a nice friend. We've know the man and his wife for eight years but have never been to their home. Today he called and asked us over. They have a beautiful home. We brought Zeus (the super dog) with us, after clearing it with our friend first. Zeus knows our ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:10:24 EST 6th week in 2nd week #6 goal Lost 2 lbs this week. Starting the plank next 6 wks. Going to keep doing the same thing this last week. I got fired from my job after just 3 weeks. Wished I would've stayed at my last job! Feel really sad tonight. 😢 But it's not going to help to not take care of myself. I hope I find a new job s... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:09:56 EST Party Day Today was my GS's birthday party with his friends.. <BR> Invitations were sent out with RSVP but only 2 people responded ... so we did not know what would happen..what is wrong with parents these days... sigh.. <BR> My son paid for 8 boys to do laser tag.. bowling... arcades and then food -pizza ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 22:02:42 EST Motivational quote of the week Hi Everyone <BR> <BR> Who is loving this early spring weather -- Woohoo!? I hope it's good in your location. <BR> <BR> This week's motivational quote comes from a comment on Quora about The Beatles. Someone questioned their talent by saying none of the four had major success after the band br... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:54:09 EST Yay!! The Three good things that happened to me today are........ that I biked for 15 min. three times when usually I had only biked once. I'm gonna trying do another 15 before bed, trying to do something new everyday. But right now I feel a Warm Bath Calling in Drenched in sweat, ugh. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:49:37 EST we had sun it was a nice day. sun was out and it was warm enought to be out without a coat. should have but sunscreen on my face. i did get a little pink faced but my arms did not seem to get color. <BR> <BR> my nieces came over so we were outside playing. Bonus- they played with the neighbor kids. ok so, ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:45:46 EST Cooking day Today I finished up the last of the cleaning things. Cooked some food. Spent time with the boyfriend and the little guy Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:37:17 EST Gold creek Alaska <img src=""> <BR> Getting my steps in hiking along Gold Creek out of Juneau Alaska beautiful day to get in outdoors. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:35:42 EST Great Dr, Appointment <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Wow, I had a dr. appointment at 2:30 this afternoon for the past few days I struggled with depression and feeling useless. It comes from my family not thinking I can be useful. That sounds bad... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:33:12 EST Happy National Puppy day!! March 23, 2019 <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> Our baby Thor, he is missed <BR> <img src=" Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:30:32 EST Think Before You Eat Been sedentary for a long time and challenged myself to a goal of walking 3500+ steps after '21 days', which would help me get into a walking routine at the same time. The first day was killers and I wanted to lower my step goal to 2500 but as the days went on, found myself doing more and not fee... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:24:11 EST Today is National Puppy Day. Today is National Puppy Day. Celebrating by posting puppy pics of my 2. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img s... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:23:03 EST And the lost is found I opened the drawer that I thought might have the passport in it and it did indeed have a was my 2nd husbands not mine. So on went the search. I actually found it in the file box where it belonged. Very odd for me to find things in places they should be from a long time ago. I a... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:22:05 EST Am I Driven? I guess you could say I'm driven, at least my wife says I am. Now in semi-retirement I love to work in my woodworking shop. When I get a project going I can't stand to leave it I have to get it finished. Sometimes, though, I have to talk myself into giving up a day or two and do some things she ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:15:08 EST 2019 Goals A good, cloudy but warmed into 60s. Yard work and work on roof. Burned lots of calories. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:10:58 EST Good day But ..... It's been a good day weather wise. It's been a good day being with my husband BUT...... My food choices were not the best. I was still 15 calories under. I am still hungry at 8pm which tells me yes my choices weren't the best. Tomorrow is another day. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:03:41 EST Sat 3/23 nice day.... This morning we went to a presentation on HiRUC which is a way that the state is proposing to charge those of us who drive a new way to tax us. Currently the gas tax provides the state and county funds to "supposedly" pay for upgrading the roads. With the trend to higher mileage cars, electric ca... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 21:02:17 EST Reminder <img src=""> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 20:50:26 EST March 23, 2019 Happy Saturday! <BR> <BR> It's been an okay day. I'm just tired and now it's raining. <BR> <BR> I tried to sleep in, but that doesn't always go well. I got up and did my yoga then took my shower before I fixed my Shakeology. I got Matthew up so that I could take him in to get his tux ordered fo... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 20:41:49 EST Percy's journey <img src=""> <BR> Mom bought a new leash coupler and was able to take BOTH me & my little brother for a walk today. She even made us jog a bit....I think we had fun. Haha Sat, 23 Mar 2019 20:39:39 EST Letting it out. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hi everyone. Mixed emotions day for me. We took my drapes in to be hemmed and they'll be ready on Monday so my niece will come back to town and pick them up for me - all will be good there, t... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 20:26:29 EST Day 1 I did my check-in. Today I am 299.4. My BG was 293 mg/dL, but I think that is just residual glucose from eating so many carbs yesterday ( last meal ). My BP was good at 96/79, with a HR of 64. That's normal for me. I am on meds, so if this drops more, I cut a pill, or lower dosage. That's great. ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 20:24:10 EST Looking for a Spring forward idea? Hi, SparkFriends, <BR> If you've not already mapped out a journey to celebrate spring, why not join a 5% Challenge team for the spring challenge? We've not yet started, so still time to join a team. <BR> The teams are VERY active and require participation but the effort sees returns. Stay the c... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 20:09:12 EST 3/23/19 Almost all green today just going to miss floors and maybe active minutes too. Came up shy 2hrs sitting in a restaurant eating my b-day lunch and 1hr shy sitting in church tonight of achieving my steps per hour goal but will have over 13K steps by the end of the night. Plan for the week is to get... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 20:03:35 EST Day 11: Write a note of appreciation to someone you really care about. I wrote a note to my DH - I don't do it enough and will change that going forward! Sat, 23 Mar 2019 20:01:29 EST Discovering new things While browsing around SparkPeople today, I noticed that I could change to a new start page. So far, I’m liking it. I think it will keep me on the road to success. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:57:07 EST Saturday I was up early to finish some outside chores and get exercises done before Church today. All went well with doctor appointment yesterday. Preparing for eye surgery on Monday morning. Keeping focused for more successes. Hope all are enjoying the first spring weekend! Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:51:35 EST Day 15: First Two Bites Oops! I somehow skipped a day. I thought something seemed weird when I was caught up with Jade... haha. ANYWAY! <BR> <BR> I really like this exercise. I thought I already did it... so I'm confused, but I like it! <BR> <BR> I chose to have the only dessert item around which was a 150 calorie bag... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:51:16 EST Doesn't qualify as a new food review...? I sometimes do what I call "New Food Reviews"--not necessarily about product that is new on the market, just one that is new to me that I have never tried before. I am not sure whether this qualifies or not, as I did not purchase it from a store. Instead I got it from a food pantry this morning... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:48:41 EST Spring Break - Day Two <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> This has been a strange day since the alarm went off at 6:00 a.m. <BR> <em>8</em> Saw everyone off to their activities beginning at 8. <BR> <em>8</em> Slept for another 30 minutes a... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:45:45 EST I am grateful for, 3.23.19 1. My babies, because they are barometers into our lives. <BR> 2. A decent night, because it’s not my area. <BR> 3. Rest, because it was short but decent. <BR> 4. Tools, because it helps with calm. <BR> 5. My coworker keeping the kids, because I know they’re well cared for. <BR> 6. Turning it ove... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:31:48 EST Don't let the negative get you down Felt like I started off on the right foot over the last few weeks.... exercising 6 out of 7 days, working hard at staying between 1200-1500 calories but only seeing minimal progress. This last week I stated having trouble with my foot.... tendon on my left foot started feeling like a rubber band... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:27:24 EST Lisbon, Sintra and intuitive eating It was snowing here in Central Oregon when I left for vacation a couple of weeks ago. And I really enjoyed our vacation in sunny Portugal and Spain. The weather was delightful, in the mid 60s to low 70s. We walked all over and I enjoyed healthy food. My friend Linda and I joined a tour group. Our... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:27:20 EST I'm feeling better than ever On March 1, 2019, I decided to give up eating fast food. I have an addiction to it that started over 20 years ago when I first started working in the industry. I haven't went longer than a week without it. It has been three weeks and I haven't looked back. I know lots of people say they won't go ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:17:08 EST Old Wisconsin Turkey Bites bit me back! Old Wisconsin Turkey Bites: 6 pieces, 80 calories, 7 grams of protein. Not a bad calorie to protein ratio for an easy, ready to eat snack. Not bad, IF you don't eat the whole bag. <BR> <BR> Last night, those little bites got the best of me! All was going well and I was sparking right along... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:08:53 EST YogaFest 2019 in Raleigh, NorthCarolina Well, I did it! I made it through the entire day of YogaFest 2019! Here's how the day went: <BR> <BR> 6:00 AM: Wake-up and get breakfast <BR> 6:15 AM: Get dressed and put my hair in a braid <BR> 6:30-6:50 AM: Work on SparkPeople while waiting for the right time to leave for the YogaFest <BR> 6:5... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:06:55 EST Show a little respect Huge March in London today requesting a second referendum now we have more information regarding Brexit. I was for 'remain' anyway. Last night I found myself stuck in a discussion between my gung ho Brexiter youngest son and and my equally gung ho Remainer Worker Friend who was staying here so ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 19:03:09 EST Learning day by day I choose to see my "mistakes" and "poor choices" as learning opportunities: <BR> <BR> - if I don't prep veggies in advance, then they don't make it into my lunch (and it is more challenging to get my 5 servings of freggies in) <BR> <BR> - if I don't pack my lunch, it is challenging to find som... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:43:16 EST Taxes, Schmaxes. My appointment with my CPA this morning was a little bit surreal. For the first time since I was 17 years old, I got no Federal refund. It is the first time in 49 years that I did not work, so nothing paid-nothing returned. Brian laughed when I told him how weird it felt. <BR> <BR> Last yea... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:26:43 EST Day 91 - it‘s all about choices Day 91, almost 52lbs down this morning, spot on on my targeted trajectory to reach my target weight in 509 days. I am down to about 2-3lbs loss per week on average, which sets me up to be at 225lbs August next year. <BR> <BR> Super excited about having been able to be focused and consistent fo... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:24:32 EST Wk 8: Walk #4 of 4 Saturday 3/23 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Goal: Walk indoors or outdoors 4 times a week for 30 minutes or more. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Mall wal... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:18:50 EST Spring showers! It has rained off and on all day! I have done nothing today!! Enjoy Your evening!! Luv U Guys!! ((HUGS)) Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:08:36 EST Join Me In the Challenge <img src=""> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 18:00:40 EST Tracking <img src=""> <BR> Do some volunteer work for a local group. They are needing their website moved to a new server--lots of prep work for this...wouldn't you know, a big hiccup right in the middle of it. So, I'm tracki... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 17:36:57 EST Things Got things done around house. Drank water, exercised, and had good day Sat, 23 Mar 2019 17:33:01 EST Assertive, Supportive, Vulnerable Read the following earlier today and really like it. So, tucking it her in a blog: <BR> <BR> "'You can be assertive without being aggressive, supportive without rescuing other people, and you can be vulnerable without expecting people to save you,' Karen Meager, a life coach." Sat, 23 Mar 2019 17:30:56 EST First Blog Well, here I am to start my weight loss journey. I've gained too much weight and I'm ashamed of myself. I've also developed a PE and have to get this weight off. I'm not looking to go crazy but would like to lose around 100lbs. The difficult part will be getting back into the habit of taking care... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 17:12:17 EST March 23rd We should have been going out to watch our friends doing a gig at the Pub tonight but Pete's had a bit of a tough day and his AF is playing up again so I've decided it's best if we have a quiet night in. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 16:59:20 EST Yourself........... <img src=""> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 16:28:05 EST Saturday Got a run and bike ride in this morning. got to see Captain Marvel with my daughter this afternoon. Great movie! <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 23 Mar 2019 16:25:40 EST 23rd March <link><BR>edia/767738/march_2019.jpg </link> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Bring to mind all the people you love and care about." <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> <em>26</em> <em>26... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 16:21:04 EST World Peas Brand Healthy snack's i have not yet tried has anyone? Better then junk food. <BR> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 16:11:30 EST Who says you have to be ‘off plan’ to enjoy a social life? We had six friends round for dinner last night. <BR> <BR> One of them doesn’t eat meat, one of them doesn’t eat shellfish, and the others eat pretty much everything. <BR> <BR> Since early November, Laurie and I have been following a low carb eating plan, successfully, including two weeks away i... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 16:07:34 EST 23 March 2019 Had a really super birthday, if a little synful, before that I have been 2.5 weeks sugar free (ish) for Lent (sort of) and think I maybe overdid the sugar a little! Really enjoyed it though! <em>243</em> <BR> <BR> Back to 'semi normality' today. It has been really challenging at moments tod... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 15:41:16 EST Your heart <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Blessings on everything we do with love. <BR> <BR> Extra credit for the hard work of letting your heart break open. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 15:39:15 EST Friday Saturday Took oldest to see Us good choice! Chores and groceries done so now fun for the rest of the day Sat, 23 Mar 2019 15:29:54 EST Weekly Goal Met <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I wasn't sure I would meet my fitness goal this week since I had to be away from home for 5 days in a row - but I did it and my back gate is finally clear! <BR> <BR> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 15:22:17 EST Words of Wisdom <img src=""> <BR> 🌺 Life is a Balancing Act. 🌺 Sat, 23 Mar 2019 15:15:58 EST Freshly Mowed Gave myself a haircut today, chopping the moss atop my skull down to a quarter inch on top and an 8th of an inch around the sides. Easier this way, don't have to worry about combing it to get ready in the morning, saves on shampoo costs, et cetera. Besides, I like how it looks. <BR> <BR> I actu... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 15:13:19 EST Sat, Mar 23. '19 Hey! I'm not exactly sure how I'm supposed to set up this blog...So I guess I'll just....Do me! I'm 29 years old and I've been overweight my entire life. I've tried weight watchers and got as much as 50 lbs of weight off but... I have always fallen back to bad habits. This time things are diffe... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:57:01 EST Plan I plan to walk a little today Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:56:22 EST Day 82: Stay Away, Sickies! Just got back from a 13-mile bike ride! Nice to have a break in the rain so I could actually get out, wasn't sure if I'd be able to ride this weekend. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And yesterday, I hit 100 miles ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:50:10 EST Arrived New Zealand Yes, I lost my daily log on streak and a bunch of points but after 18 hours of flying we are in Auckland, New Zealand. Stopped in at the hotel to stour bags, wash our faces, and brush our teeth. Now we’re out hiking! Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:40:26 EST Mood: <img src=""> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:30:28 EST Garden Helper <img src=""> I keep asking Miss Bella La Boo to get it in gear and go dig me some holes so we can get these seedlings in the ground, but neither of us are feeling it today. A nap sounds better. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:29:42 EST Tired Not enough sleep. Can't find my scale. Walked for a while. Just tired now. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 14:24:43 EST MARCH 24-->30 workouts etc. MARCH 24--> <BR> <BR> MARCH 25--> <BR> <BR> MARCH 26--> <BR> <BR> MARCH 27--> <BR> <BR> MARCH 28--> <BR> <BR> MARCH 29--> <BR> <BR> MARCH 30--> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:50:02 EST Back on Track I let my eating fall by the wayside the past few months. Between things being crazy busy at work, online school, taking care of my home and son and being sick off and on since right after Christmas, I stopped taking care of me. I fell back into using sugar to keep myself going, knowing it's like ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:43:54 EST Saturday's Silly <img src=""> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:43:07 EST How fleeting Luck is? My last blog was about how ‘lucky’ i was feeling. Will today while exercising I got knocked down. I guess I’ll live - I am thankful it wasn’t worst. I was heading east on a one-way eastbound road. So I’m not facing traffic. I feel this bump and I’m tumbling forward. I just hoped the car woul... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:37:20 EST Focusing on a 5 Pound Short Term Goal Today I made the decision to log onto SP and set myself a serious short term goal. I weigh 5 pounds less than I did a month before Christmas. I dieted before Christmas and lost approximately 7-8 pounds. After Christmas I went back up, teetering around that 5 pound mark. I got a little serious an... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:35:51 EST Heading in the right direction! I started my new life change to become healthier, I start this change the end of January 2018!! I have been journaling my food since the and using portion control and I have been eating healthier foods too. I alway start my day with a good breakfast and then head to work! I have had some things ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:24:47 EST Healthy pregnancy goals: 29 weeks I've been seriously slacking on my blogging but want to get back to it. To catch up, I am 29 weeks pregnant with my husband and I's first child. We are so excited! That being said, my use of Spark now has changed from trying to lose weight, to just trying to keep track of nutrition/fitness to b... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:20:47 EST Stuck in a rut? <BR> When I began selling my jewelry creations, I noticed that as I would create the jewelry pieces, there was a way that just seemed right to me.... balanced, symmetrical.... <BR> <BR> As the months and years rolled by, I decided to break out of my “rut” and make something different, a new s... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:16:43 EST paint-by-numbers When I was a child, I did several paint-by-numbers - all of them bought from the local dime store, and less than 8 1/2 by 11. I loved doing them more than keeping them. <BR> <BR> I have recently started another, rather larger(perhaps 16 by 20, which is of a French walk, and which came all the wa... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:12:02 EST carrot kohlrabi celtuce curry stir fry for two <img src=""> <BR> This stir fry is one of my favorite vegetable dishes. <BR> 1 kohlrabi (300 grams), shredded <BR> 1 carrot (80 grams), shredded <BR> 1 celtuce (280 grams), shredded; you can find them in Chinese groce... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:05:27 EST I'm plateauing :( I've decided to lower my caloric intake back to 1300 from the 1400 I'm currently at. <BR> <BR> I've been stuck since February jumping back and forth between the same 3 lbs. I thought going back to the gym would budge the scale in the right direction, but is not. <BR> <BR> I'm feeling slightly... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 13:02:01 EST Let's Talk about Visceral fat! We have two layers of fat; especially in our stomach region. That is the dangerous fat that can send us into a whirlwind of problems. It keeps our liver fatty, leads to Type 2 diabetes, and a chronic inflammation response. <BR> <BR> I'm sure some of you read some of my comments about how obese p... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:59:32 EST Is Your Pantry Poisonous? The Best Pet Safe Cleaning Products <link><BR>-health/is-your-pantry-poisonous-the-b<BR>est-pet-safe-cleaning-products/#utm_so<BR>urce=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=dog </link> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:53:39 EST Overwhelmed but heading for the surface! Since last October so many changes have happened in my health I thought I would drown. I was diagnosed with increasing gastropoesis, CKD stage 3b, and a collapsed vertebrae under my cervical fusion that is impinging on my spinal chord. The last one has caused bad headaches and arm, shoulder and h... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:43:33 EST Today I joined the YMCA Yeah I am so excited. My husband and I are sign up so we can exercise. Now we will workout together. We are going to be a team! So excited we will be able to do this together. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:38:22 EST Triggered....Red Light! STOP!!! So as part of the 5% challenge I need to look at a few things that may be triggers or Red Light Foods. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Triggers can be a place/thi... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:32:19 EST Help I am not losing weight again I am on a plate. I need some advise Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:29:56 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 23: Daily Inspiration <BR> A house becomes a home when it is filled with love and friendship. Lord, bless my life with laughter and many shared moments that I may in turn be a source of sunshine to others. <BR> <BR> A Time to Think I expect to pass through life but once. If, therefore, there can b... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:27:16 EST 03/23/19 It will pass <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Never give up; never lose hope. Always have Faith, it allow you to cope. Trying times will pass as they always do. Just have patience, your dreams will come true. So put on a smile, you wil... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:16:48 EST Spring is coming Much is happening in our household, all good. <BR> The elderly parent in our care is awaiting approval and placement in an assisted living community in the north part of the state. There are three of her children there and she was a life-long resident of that area until moving south to live wit... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:16:26 EST Perfect start to the weekend.... <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I cry a lot over something and had another meltdown yesterday. This morning I awoke to face my re... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:15:46 EST funny <img src=""> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:14:53 EST 3/23/19 Truth is strong, and sometime or other will prevail. Mary Astell Quote of the Day <BR> The man who is swimming against the stream knows the strength of it. <BR> Woodrow Wilson <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> Passion is momentary; love is enduring. <BR> John Wooden <BR> <BR> Art Quote of the Day <BR> A drawing is simply a line going for a walk. <BR> Pau... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:13:48 EST My Scale, the Liar The scale is not down this week - yet I have gone down another 3.5 inches. I am excited about losing inches, and I can feel it on my body. <BR> <BR> Even though I know it is not the only measurement of loss, I am starting to feel frustrated that my weight is not going down. <BR> <BR> So, I am ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:10:08 EST Lunch on a lazy Saturday <img src=""> <BR> Relaxing & enjoying my veggies & cottage cheese Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:03:52 EST Too late I was so busy last night trying to beat Frank on my fit bit challenge that it hit 12:00 and I didn't get to put in that I had my most steps in one day 28,200 and for the week 121,369. But Frank beat me with his 123,000 steps. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:01:53 EST March 23..Sat AM Yesterday...fell in a big ole hole (mentally) then tried to get out and slipped face first in mud.. <BR> Well that is how it felt! I think it was the barometric pressure as I saw notes from several others that kind were sliding on that same slippery slope. But that was Yesterday!! <BR> Today the ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:01:29 EST Fragile Darn it! <BR> <BR> Energy has definitely taken a hit. I slept 10 hours even again last night. I looked at that fitbit number this morning and thought has the fitbit synced? Because I remembered sleeping 10 hours and 0 minutes the night before. It had synced. Ten hours even for two successiv... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 12:00:13 EST Love the Non-custodial tax credit for NY! I had my taxes done as usual by H&R Block and I had to call ex to get my daughter's SS#s. He amazingly gave them to me! So I was able to get a good amount of money back because of this! So the guy told me I could come back and also do 2016 and 2017 and get the NY state tax credit as well. So... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:59:48 EST Because. It’s a quiet morning. Coffee, fluffy slippers, and my dog waiting patiently for his morning walk. I had a great week, a lot accomplished, friendship gatherings and a trip yesterday to see my daughter who is now 15 weeks pregnant. Her baby is a size of a navel orange this week. <BR> <BR> I don’t... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:49:38 EST Mediterainian Pyramid <img src=""> <BR> I posted the dash diet pyramid here recently. Now I've researched the mediterainian diet as well and have included it's pyramid here. I like both plans, both include such healthy choices!!. I'm enjoyi... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:45:57 EST What's your must-have food? <img src=""> <BR> I posted this in community feed, but wanted to put it here, too! What food is a *requirement* for your life? One of mine is nonfat plain Greek yogurt (PGY). If you're doing a high-fat diet, you co... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:44:01 EST Highlight for 3/22/19 Yesterday was a good day. Titus and I walked three miles in the morning. The morning temperature was warmer that any day in February so that was a very nice change. <img src=""> The sun looked like it was shooting a pi... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:42:25 EST Progress. Finally. After making great choices and being stalled at the same weight for what felt like FOREVER (about a year... not joking...) things are finally moving forward. Or backwards, I should say, if we're talking about weight. <BR> <BR> Since starting the HGC plan on March 8th, I am down 16 pounds and a ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:40:00 EST Yucky day Today is kinda a yucky day. On a good note I lost 2 more lbs. Golo is teaching me to be more accountable for my eating habits Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:32:49 EST Plateau Busting Day 1 I have joined the Plateau Busting Coaching program with Spark. I am excited to go through the 28 day content and be motivated to make some adjustments in my diet and exercise. I have watched the coaching session for Day 1 and know I need to track everything that I am eating. I haven't got this ha... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:31:10 EST Just Start: shout out to MARTHA324 <link><BR>urnal_individual.asp?blog_id=6574949 </link> <BR> <BR> Really liked MARTHA324's blog this morning about the importance of "just starting". Even if it's absolutely obvious that I've already screwed up AND that I'm quite likely going to screw up ag... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:22:27 EST question 5 Got as much about dogs as travel on last blog. It's all good. Right now we are getting siding put on our house. I am hoping that it gets finished today but who knows. Guess having a good job is more important. <BR> <BR> What has been your best or worst experience having work done on your hom... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:19:25 EST My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 232 out of 365 days...seasonal veggies and fruit Happy Spring! <BR> <BR> I wanted to blog yesterday about the healthy habit I added this week because it was Friday. When I looked at #2 of the 31 Spring Rejuvenate ideas, I didn't feel it fit in with my blog yesterday but rather #2 and #3 went together well! <BR> <BR> #2 is seasonal vegetables ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:18:40 EST One step forward, two steps back...sigh It's the story of my life with my health issues. I get a program that works well, I'm feeling good and achieving my goals, then BAM! An injury out of nowhere. No matter how careful I am, it happens. I know it's going to happen and it's really hard to stay motivated when I know I'll have to take a... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 11:16:14 EST Slogan of the day There's a pickup parked across the street at one of the neighbors'.... <BR> <BR> "Pete's Pest Control. Bringing Joy & Happiness by Spreading Death & Destruction" <BR> <BR> <em>526</em> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:52:55 EST Just do something (I am not going to get fit sitting on the couch) Starting weight 173 (12/2016) <BR> Goal weight 145 <BR> - I need to get in a routine of exercising everyday <BR> - still trying to get back to where I was before surgery <BR> - I pay for gym membership I haven’t used since November 🙄 <BR> No more excuses <BR> <BR> Today - walked 1.5 miles with... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:47:51 EST 2019 AMAZING DAY GOT EVERTHING DONE TODAY hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had great workout this morning did lot of floor exercises they really help you feel better and your inches all over then came back home and chilled all my cooking done now all clothes washed will do bathroom tomorrow what are you all doing today let me know i lo... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:45:55 EST Sat I've had three really good food days! <BR> <BR> I'm working on meal planning right now. Then I have a community acupuncture appointment (everyone gets a fully clothed treatment with focus on points in hands, feet, and heads, arms and legs when possible). I'm hoping to have time to get grocerie... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:45:34 EST Saturday March 23rd <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:42:54 EST Show Gratitude Let's show gratitude on today! I don't know about you, but I am grateful for all that I am, for all that I have and for all that I experience in life. Despite the challenges I face from time to time, I remember to find the positive out of everything that I experience. I release everything that no... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:34:34 EST Cuddly <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Cuddly Kitten Day <BR> Kittens are social animals and enjoy the company of humans, which makes Cuddly Kitten Day a perfect holiday because on it we give kittens extra cuddles and love. Tod... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:26:48 EST Mini-vacation It is such a treat to be in the southwest with our DS and our DGS. <BR> Seeing the world through this seven-year-old's eyes is great fun. <BR> He has boundless energy and enthusiasm. Nothing is ever 'too much'. <BR> <BR> Sure we want to swim in the pool, even though it's been a five hour fli... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:26:19 EST s@@@ just got real at work The department I work for has been dysfunctional for some time. It turns out that there is an active HR investigation going on. We're all meeting with HR and I'm afraid that I sang like a canary. I even provided names for witnesses and vowed that I have not nor will I speak with them about it so ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:18:17 EST Close to my goal As the week comes to an end, my week starts on Sunday, things are looking up. I'm going to complete my steps and stairs goal today. The stairs seem a little high but I'm going to do it. Yesterday was the last day of school for my daughters before spring break. So happy to know that we have a ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:13:43 EST Daily Highlight 21 Highlight- <BR> Completed the 5 Day Clean Eating Workshop. Ate for me. I still am shy about working out in front of family, but asked them to leave. Modified the workouts. Not eating after dinner was much easier. I was amazed to see how supportive my family was. <BR> <em>590</em> <BR> Grati... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:05:59 EST Expectations, great or otherwise... Had some friends over last night, did burgers on the grill to mark the end of winter. And, as expected, I went a little overboard on snacking during the evening. In my defense, I shifted the fresh-fruit-to-cookies ratio in the right direction, but still.... <BR> <BR> The numbers this morning--e... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:05:01 EST 10 Reasons I Want To Lose Weight 10 Reasons I Want To Lose Weight <BR> <BR> This list is part of an exercise in the 2019 Spring 5% Challenge Community. It is a great community and a lot more active than many of the groups. They do these 5% challenges four times a year and the Spring one is getting ready to kick off soon. <BR>... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:04:21 EST National Puppy Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always March 23 <BR> <BR> National Puppy Day, also called International Puppy Day, celebrates puppies! It is a special day to recognize the unconditional love puppies gi... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 10:03:13 EST Saturday <img src=""> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:56:08 EST Well, our City survived... move focus to statewide recovery The City of Lincoln rolled up their sleeves and were on voluntary water use restriction for one day, mandatory for two more, back to voluntary for another day, and now it's been lifted entirely. <BR> So we can now wash our cars if we want, even. <BR> <BR> Of course with 200 miles of road damag... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:53:05 EST Saturday Exercise complete. Off to shop with my daughter today. Have a wonderful day. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:52:29 EST Help! My house is NUTZ! I’m babysitting today ! My daughters crazy border puppy and my springer puppy! <img src=""> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:49:47 EST The People are coming! "The People are Coming---The People are coming!" <BR> -and, it's our daughter with her 2 children!" <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This is her, with Himself, out in Vancouver, a few years ago- <BR> <BR> I have been busy, pick... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:37:37 EST Big Change = Pay Off! If you know anything about CrossFitters, we tend to be loyal to our boxes/gyms. I've been a member of a gym for four years now, but I just have been able to make it consistentely (like went a couple of times in January and haven't been since). My job has sucked up my life and I've been in a not s... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:31:35 EST Now what was that thing I was doing? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Not that this 'ever' happens to me nor my hubby... 'daily'. <em>20</em> <em>246</em> ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:18:15 EST Making Progress I have been so frustrated lately because I was eating junk and not exercising, but with the warm weather coming (*knock on wood), I seem to be getting back into the swing of things. It has been about 10 days since I last recorded my weight and I was surprised to see that I was done a bit since th... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:14:18 EST Our case is continually gaining attention Yesterday at the warrants hearing the judge asked why this case has taken this long. The detective explained the parents are not at fault and the system failed them and especially their daughter. Because of her handicap the complaints were not handled efficiently. The calls Her mom made to the po... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:10:22 EST Training myself Training myself to be more aware of my needs for a healthy lifestyle. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:08:41 EST Enjoying vacation <img src=""> Went to Epcot yesterday afternoon and evening. I had made plans and reservations to eat at The Rose & Crown in the England pavilion. My big splurge was to have 1500 calories instead of 1200. I actually had... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:03:56 EST Road trip... Hubby got gift cards from our adult children for Christmas. Going on a road trip for him to spend them. Sunny and beautiful out today. Have a fantastic weekend!! Sat, 23 Mar 2019 09:01:32 EST Little Johnny had an ear infection. Little Johnny had to go to the paediatrician to treat an ear infection. <BR> <BR> The doctor directed his comments and questions to him in a professional manner. He asked Little Johnny, “Is there anything you are allergic to?” <BR> <BR> Little Johnny nodded and whispered in his ear. Smiling, th... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:52:26 EST On the lighter side <img src=""> <BR> <em>198</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <em>386</em> Sparkers Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:48:50 EST Springtime No rain forecast. Mild temperatures, welcome spring! Alas, in the ATL winter awaits, one more time. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:47:05 EST Saturday's Laugh “Nice dog. What’s its name?” I asked my friend’s 10-year-old son. <BR> <BR> “Bob,” he said. <BR> <BR> “And your cat?” <BR> <BR> “Bob.” <BR> <BR> “How do you keep them straight?” <BR> <BR> “Well one is Bob Cat and the other is Bob Barker,” the boy answered. <BR> <BR> “Tell him your rab... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:44:56 EST I didn't want to do it . . Yesterday was a struggle from the minute I woke up. I am recovering from a foot injury that was followed by a viral illness that left me fatigued. So when I woke up on Friday feeling tired, my first thought: Text the trainer and cancel your workout. <BR> <BR> I really wanted to cancel really re... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:40:51 EST Row Your Stress Away Who would think of buying a rowing machine and putting it right in the living room? I figured that if I was going to watch TV, I might as well be exercising at the same time. I get to sit down and slowly relax into my rowing.before I know it, I'm zooming as fast as the speed of action on the TV.T... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:40:21 EST Wearing jogging pants I have to admit that I may have been a bit of a snob when it came to comfortable wear. It always has been fitted clothes because the style makes you look thinner. When at home and needed to relax I would put on pyjamas and stay inside the house all day and reset my peace of mind. Today, I am wea... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:40:20 EST 84-YEAR-OLD POLE VAULTER, NO KIDDING! Just when you think you've seen it all, check out this woman and be prepared to be amazed. <BR> <BR> <BR><BR>orts/pole-vaulter-84-sets-her-sights-o<BR>n-more-records/ar-BBV51jJ?ocid=spartanntp <BR> <BR> <BR> It's 5:40 a.m. and I'm headed out to Home De... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:39:24 EST I've heard it all LOL <link><BR>ller-vows-to-stop-brexit-telepathicall<BR>y-in-open-letter-to-theresa-may/ar-BBV<BR>7P1k?li=AAnZ9Ug&ocid=mailsignout </link> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:38:26 EST Thank You Thank you to all who have commented and those that have visited my blog. I am honored. <BR> <BR> When I got the award from SP that my post was a featured blog I had no idea of the love and support I would get. No idea. Your words and kindnesses really touched and inspired me. <BR> <BR> Each da... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:33:20 EST Calories in movie snacks--WOW! Way more than I thought! An SP article has this in a nice chart. chris <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Check out the following chart to see how your movie favorites compare. Pay particular attention to the sizes, which v... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:27:39 EST A sunny day <img src=""> <BR> I ate too much <em>15</em> last night and woke up feeling not hungry at all. So I decided to skip breakfast for a 16/8 intermittent fasting. Very convenient <em>28</em> . Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:24:08 EST Saturday Humor <img src=""> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:12:04 EST Superistic Saturday !!! Another great day yesterday .. this is becoming a habit !!!! :) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! <BR> <BR> You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:08:28 EST Saturday March 23, 2019......helping with flood relief today Good morning everyone! Happy Saturday. It's a beautiful crisp morning here in NW Iowa. I am headed out with some of the youth group to help with flood relief efforts. Please say a prayer we are all safe and we are the hands and feet of Jesus Christ! Amen! <BR> <BR> Have a blessed day! <BR> ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:04:49 EST 5% Spring Challenge Looks like I made it on a team for the Spring 2019 Challenge! Still waiting for confirmation and a start date, looking like April 6.... <BR> <BR> I’m excited to have the weekly accountability these challenges offer and to make some new like-minded friends with similar goals! <BR> <BR> I’ve don... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 08:03:26 EST I think I'll be happy... Yesterday I tried jackfruit for the first time. Fridays in Lent, no meat... except fish.. and I love fish.. but last week I posted a meal that said meatless and a friend posed the question but fish is an animal so isn't it meat. Well, yes and no.. <BR> <BR> Technically, yes, but in the eyes of ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:55:40 EST Saturday Enjoy your day! Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:54:08 EST Crazy Hair Day!!!👩🏽‍🎤 <img src=""> My baby’s hair for Crazy Hair Day at school!! She was simply beautiful and cool too!!😎 Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:53:22 EST Gratitude 23/03/19 I was so glad to see the scale go down a fraction of a pound this morning! I was beginning to think that my goal weight might never happen. Now I feel encouraged again & all because of 1/2 pound! It has been a good week. Our daughter stopped by several times & each time I think her tummy was ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:46:01 EST A Crazy Hunch and a High Hope by Max Lucado We don’t know her name, but we know her situation. According to the 5th chapter of Mark, she “had been bleeding for twelve years. She suffered very much from many doctors and had spent all the money she had; but instead of improving she was getting worse.” She was physically exhausted and socia... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:28:36 EST March 23, 2019 Where to start! I have finally decided to put my fitness journey down on paper, so to say, and share it with whomever wishes to read it, so why not here. Of course, looking at the ads that surround this blog entry is very distracting because they are all for Reebok sneakers, which I have a weak... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:27:28 EST Thought and Prayer for Saturday, March 23, 2019 March 23, 2019 JUST SAY NO <BR> <BR> If we are like most people, we have a hard time saying no. When we see opportunities to do something we believe will be enjoyable or helpful, we want to get involved. When someone asks us to do something, we don’t want to say no because we don’t want them to ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:26:22 EST Too funny! <img src=""> Made me lol! Have a great Saturday. Another baseball tournament that is most likely going to get rained out but for now it is on. We shall see! Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:25:16 EST Happy Saturday. Hope everyone's weekend gets off to a great start! <BR> <em>386</em> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:18:24 EST It's always something.... I've tried two times to write this blog and both times it disappeared. Now I know that I'm technologically challenged! LOL <BR> <BR> On March 13th, I saw my primary care doctor and I had the follow up visit to all of my testing and my previous two sinus infections. The good news is that my th... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:13:47 EST First Weigh In <img src=""> Success! Down 3.4lbs! I know it's only the first week, but I am already feeling the benefits of eating healthy. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:07:40 EST Head And Body!! Good Saturday Morning to all, <BR> With all this crazy weather we been having lately, I am surprised I haven't gotten sick sooner than now. Right now I battling a massive head cold. And it is not pleasant and it couldn't pick a worse time to rear it's ugly head. <BR> <BR> <img src="ht... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:05:09 EST Saturday Was going to be in the bakery at 6 but I only have to build and flat Frost this morning so I’m headed over now. Looks to be about 9 or 10” of snow..sadly most will melt tomorrow :( <BR> Better get to it have a great Saturday! <BR> <BR> edited to add..i was wrong. there is well over a foot of sno... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 07:02:20 EST 21 Days of Gratitude -- Day 10 "Think of someone who makes your days better and invite them out to lunch." That's my Bug. This weekend we are redoing our floors, but this morning I've asked her to go to the planetarium and then to grab lunch before we came home to work. I know this probably means a friend, but Bug is the pe... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 06:23:36 EST restart Day 1 I have been off plan for about a year, and just got news from my doctor that doing so has caused my A1C to jump to 11.3. I have been off meds for 8 years, but have to go back on Januvia, test my BG levels again, once daily, and eat properly, of course. <BR> <BR> I will be doing 3 months at a ti... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 06:14:36 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY 3-23-2019 <img src=""> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 06:06:09 EST JUST JOKING... A lady goes to the bar on a cruise ship and orders a Scotch <BR> with two drops of water. <BR> <BR> As the bartender gives her the drink she says, "I'm on this cruise <BR> to celebrate my 80th birthday and it's today." <BR> <BR> The bartender says, "Well, since it's your birthday, I'll buy you... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:58:26 EST Morning thoughts <em>362</em> <em>521</em> This is what I keep telling myself, everyday. <BR> <BR> <em>306</em> <em>594</em> Never, ever give up even when you backslide. This is just part of your journey. <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> <em>220</em> Good friends will cheer you on. <BR> <BR> <em>311<... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:52:23 EST Saturday Funny <img src=""> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:49:20 EST Moratorium on Pants I have declared an official moratorium on buying pants for awhile. (Does it seem like I'm obsessed with pants?) <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> Today I weighed in at 150! I was so encouraged that I decided to try on a bunch of size-10 jeans, etc. that have been hanging in my wardrobe (or rather on my ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:42:17 EST Fri 3/22 Spent day in Lihue Since we didn't have to watch the grands today, we spent the day in Lihue today. First we filled up gas in hubby's car, then we dropped off some packing material at UPS, then to Longs to pick up some items. After that we picked up daughter and my good friend and had lunch at Mariachi's. We had a ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:24:50 EST Take Care Of Yourself! <img src=""> <BR> No one will always watch you when you are tempted to eat unhealthy food. You have to be the one to take care of yourself. <BR> <img src=" Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:17:58 EST Daily Affirmation for Saturday, March 23, 2019 " Like a Rose, I Thrive - <BR> Blessed With Both My Thorns and my Blooms." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, <BR> with link to Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:10:14 EST Prayer Power According to God’s Word – 45 Have you ever prayed without seeing results even though you have faith? <BR> <BR> “Now we exhort you, brethren, warn those who are unruly, comfort the fainthearted, uphold the weak, be patient with all. See that no one renders evil for evil to anyone, but always pursue what is good both for you... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:10:06 EST Some things to consider from doctor appointment When I was at my heaviest weight and almost completely sedentary I developed a DVT which in turn shattered and moved to my right lung resulting in a Pulmonary Embolism, the result of which was that I was tested and found to have inherited from the maternal side of my family Leiden Factor Five, a ... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 05:05:37 EST Innocense <img src=""> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 04:56:21 EST Gardening project is coming on well 4 of 4# We’ve not had the right conditions to dig foundations for the summerhouse in the rear garden- too much rain so soil too hard to work with. <BR> <BR> some of the foundations have been dug- but we've a way to go (far right corner) <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 23 Mar 2019 04:29:00 EST Gardening project is coming on well 3 of 4# Pete’s made some real progress on the pebbled section replacing the weed matting and pebbling back over. <BR> We’ve had a lot of interested neighbours stopping to ask about our plans. <BR> We now have 2 semi-circular beds shaped up against the wall (still to have the neat edging put round them)... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 04:25:29 EST Gardening project is coming on well 2 of 4# We’ve spent about 18 hours out there this week; I’ve been clearing up after winter, as you do -weeding/removing dead wood/pruning etc. All ship-shape now bar cutting the lawns, still too wet to even attempt it! <BR> <img src=" Sat, 23 Mar 2019 04:22:12 EST Gardening project is coming on well 1 of 4# I thought I’d post some up to date pics of the garden and show you guys Pete’s handiwork- the new double gates made from the slightly damaged fence panels delivered last autumn. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 04:19:05 EST Dogs ;-) 03/22/19 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Tuxedo the Therapy Dog <BR> <link><BR>s-bring-joy-to-hospice-patients-confro<BR>nting-death/ </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 23 Mar 2019 03:53:16 EST God's Strength for Today <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning All, <BR> <BR> Wishing you a great Saturday, I encourage you to keep pushing ahead, reaching for the top and striving for your very best. <BR> <BR> Remember, We Can with the Strength of the Lord; no matt... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 03:31:42 EST Quote for Saturday <img src=""> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 03:30:23 EST Bible Verse or Saturday Psalm 62:1 (NKJV) <BR> <BR> Truly my soul silently waits for God; <BR> From Him comes my salvation. <BR> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 03:28:18 EST Progress <img src=""> <BR> I've been doing very well this week at exercise, and much better than usual with my eating. It's nice to have some success under my belt. It's a good start, with having turbulent eating. I'm battling... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 03:15:51 EST WARN THEM! <img src=""> <BR> When I say Sat, 23 Mar 2019 03:09:29 EST CAUTION <img src=""> <BR> THE FOOL hath said in His heart, (There is) no God. Hhey are corrupt, they have done abominable works, (there is) none that doeth good. Psalm 14:1 (KJV) ....................................<BR>.......... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:31:35 EST Not feeling guilty one bit I have been diligent this week logging my nutrition and keeping within range on most days for carbs, fats, protein and fiber. This is a big step forward as I have had trouble getting enough protein without the fat and getting enough fiber. I have got at least 10 minutes of exercise every day an... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 02:06:42 EST i am grateful for, 3.22.19 1. my babies, because it's nice to have the cuddling. <BR> 2. getting the med records sorted as far as I did, because it was time. <BR> 3. getting bug's reading in, because it will make the rest of the weekend easier. <BR> 4. extended sales, because bug hasn't sold any yet. <BR> 5. email, becaus... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:55:04 EST Today For the past 3 weeks my town has been under a fine particulate air advisory. As a result, I have no voice, I am constantly coughing/barking and I am often out of breath. My eyes water as if I am constantly crying and the asthma attacks are exhausting. The snow is melting, which means snow mold... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:43:40 EST Encouragement <img src=""> <BR> YES YOU! Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:22:29 EST 3-22-19 I have the trunk full, so I can go to the thrift store tomorrow. Once I drop the stuff off, I find it's best that I don't go back for a month or more. That way I shouldn't see my stuff on the shelves and be tempted to buy it back. It's supposed to rain and maybe snow tonight. Fortunately, it's to... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:22:13 EST Saturday <img src=""> Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:12:00 EST Sloths Should Not Lift Barbells. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I had the energy level of a sloth, this morning, I woke up hangry and horrid headache. By two o'clock I could not focus, I felt like my inner five year old was coming out to play. I finall... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 01:04:47 EST MRI Canceled ,Cold Affecting My Legs And WEC Challenge Well the MRI that was scheduled for Monday has been cancelled because insurance has not authorized it yet. I went to see the chiropractor and he just worked on my left side the upper half not the lower back. i am scheduled to have a shoulder injection on the 29 which is my daughter's birthday. Sh... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:37:06 EST Spring Break - Day One <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Plan B for Spring Break: Watching basketball on CBS in our own living room and having pizza and rootbeer delivered. Isaac had a good first day off from school. <BR> <BR> Here was our day: <BR... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:22:07 EST TAXES GOT IN THE WAY AGAIN I have been sitting most of the afternoon running reports and doing what I need to do to get these taxes completed and to the accountant by Monday. I know it sounds like an excuse but it has to be done and I am the only one to do it. It's closer to being completed so if I can get some time tom... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:21:33 EST Prayer, Penance & Almsgiving: Reordering Our Lives to the Gospel – Lent 2019 Prayer, Penance & Almsgiving: Reordering Our Lives to the Gospel <BR> By Jon Leonetti <BR> Click here to download audio file. <BR> <BR> Click here for a transcript of the video presentation. <BR> <BR> Click here for the printable study guide. <BR> <BR> Not Registered for the Pray More Retreat?... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:16:37 EST Weather It was a nice cool day in the mid 60s. It is 59 outside and 67 inside. Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:10:35 EST I Will Always Love You I Will Always Love You, written and recorded by Dolly Parton, 1973. It actually hit #1 on Billboard Hot Country Songs twice - in 1974, and after being in the movie Best Little Whorehouse in Texas in 1982. I knew Whitney’s version in The Bodyguard movie in 1992 - it hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 10... Sat, 23 Mar 2019 00:08:02 EST Starting Out <img src=""> <BR> I just started playing around with SparkPeople yesterday. As a general rule, I don't believe in diets and I'm not a huge fan of counting calories, but I do need to learn more about portion control an... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:57:31 EST Frustrated Well beyond frustrated actually. I have been having severe abdominal pain now for 2 months without any pain medcation for relief. They have no idea as of yet of what is causing the pain Last night I went to the Urgent Care clinic because I was really dizzy and came close to passing out, my vision... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:57:04 EST Making it real. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When you have a lot of weight to loose it can be really hard to see your accomplishment. It is hard not to look at the long road ahead and forget what you have accomplished so far. For me weight... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:48:31 EST # 704 Another Spring Spring: <BR> <BR> S-Snow has melted away and <BR> P-Pretty flowers begin to bloom. <BR> R-Raindrops fall throughout the season <BR> I-In showers that go as quickly as they come. <BR> N-No other season is as beautiful and <BR> G-Green as this time of the year. <BR> <BR> <BR> If we had no wint... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:41:42 EST spring <em>244</em> Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:38:35 EST Joy of napping...Friday, March 22 Happy it is Friday! I danced with two of my classes today, walked the dog without incident(I am not discussing the deer bone that he found that he proudly ran around with like a trophy), and had a good visit with friends at our favorite watering hole! <BR> <BR> Came home, had a good dinner(salad... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:36:02 EST Day 10 Made it to the gym this morning for a quick workout, 10 min running, 10 min elliptical then 10 min stretching. Feels really good to move! Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:35:25 EST a bit more done i did 2 more drawers in my kitchen. a few more left till i am done i wth all drawers/cabinets in that room Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:29:29 EST Week 1 Day 3 (March 22 2019) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Well another day is coming to an end - and all is well with my goals. <BR> <BR> Breakfast <BR> <img src=""> He... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:06:16 EST Friday’s Words to Ponder <img src=""> Fri, 22 Mar 2019 23:05:53 EST Day 81: Out and About <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Most people are so busy knocking themselves out trying to do everything they think they should do, they never get around to do what they want to do." (Kathleen Winsor) <BR> <BR> Happy Weekend!... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:54:53 EST Day 90 - ready for a break Reached 50lbs weight loss this morning, actually earlier than expected. All good, had a really great week. Finally end of the week and I am having a week off. Plan to be super productive this week and get cleaning around the house done. Plan to clear out the garage and fix stuff around the house.... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:49:36 EST Setback!! This morning I had a wicked wipeout! No serious injury but I skinned my knee pretty good.. 😞 Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:48:04 EST Day 2 of 30 Today rested my foot from hurting it earlier. Got in a few short walks. Still having craving for junk food. Was able to keep it under control. Have been waking up with headache the last few days. Hope Saturday is better. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:42:08 EST Wrapping up the week Today I've been trying to work on some engineering transcription. It's a presentation that's badly recorded and the guy has an accent and talks fast. I've been talking breaks after every paragraph or so, so I'm not making diddly on it between the breaks and looking up what the guy is talking abou... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:39:06 EST 185.5 and 40 min outdoor walk/jog/run Getting better at fitting it all in Got in my workout On a 16 week streak of 5 workouts in a week It’s still not enough to make my goal of 179.0 And I’m soda free since March 5 Not super happy but I’m committed to a year of working out 🏋️‍♀️ Need to increase my water. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:33:11 EST Be present <img src=""> <BR> <BR> In my on-going search to find and work through all the junk in my head I'm going through a series of questions from a couple of different books and websites - I just randomly pick a question tha... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:32:30 EST Working out So who knew constantly moving for 3.75 hours could burn so many calories. I work at a pizza place and am constantly movie by making pizzas, cutting and boxing pizzas, or grabbing ingredients for those making the pizzas. I swear I didn't stop moving once tonight. I am thinking of putting a step co... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:29:28 EST Negative thinking....again It was a very good day but now that I'm home and sitting here in silence the negative is bothering me. <BR> <BR> My list was long. Hair dresser...lots of fun. Apply for passport...can't until I find my 25 year old one to turn in...get oil changed....a lovely hour of sitting and reading in a ... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:23:20 EST What a Week <link><BR>videos/10218487872378881/?t=2 </link> <BR> <BR> I don't know if this will work - I am not very savvy when it comes to social media. But if it does, this is my daughter Lauriellen working out with little Jake! It's true Lauriellen. Two weeks ago... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:21:09 EST Keep Laughing........... Be well, stay safe, and SMILE (it makes your face feel good), <BR> <BR> and if smiles are good, laughs are even better. <BR> <BR> It's been said, "You don't stop laughing when you die, <BR> <BR> You die when you stop laughing!!!" <BR> <BR> It truly is the <em>285</em> medicine. <BR> <BR>... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:16:35 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for March 22: Daily Inspiration <BR> How foolish it is to focus on our weaknesses and troubles, thereby giving them more power than they deserve. Lord, I ask for your wisdom and guidance in what I put into my mind. <BR> <BR> A Time to Think Do not wish to be anything but what you are, and try to be that per... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:13:03 EST A Cool Community Service I had a meeting at a local community center, and was surprised at a special deal that was going on there in the gym part.... it was set up as racks and racks of fancy dresses, long dresses, short dresses, chiffon dresses, sequin dresses, all KINDS of dresses, that allowed girls who needed a prom ... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 22:01:29 EST Friday March 22nd <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hope you each have a wonderful weekend! Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:51:56 EST Me - 1 Snacks - 0 I did it!! Let me explain! My supervisor likes to bring in unhealthy treats (bf sandwiches, donuts, pizza, candy, etc...) for everyone in the dept and she gets upset when people don't eat them. When I decided to take my journey I told her so she would not be offended if I didn't eat any of her tr... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:48:14 EST Day 17: Stop Wasting Food I didn't actually throw food away. Mostly because I only saw this now and I'm done eating for the day. Also, I don't think wasting food is the best thing when money is limited. I did make popcorn and stop eating it halfway through and bag up the rest. I have never bagged up popcorn before so I do... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:46:51 EST "Gloria Bell"---movie review <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> There are a few actresses that are a delight to see no matter what picture they are in or no matter how bad the movie might be and in the case of "Gloria Bell" it is a delight to watch Jul... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:46:26 EST Friday's Laugh An Irishman by the name of O'Mally proposed to his girl on St. Patrick's Day. He gave her a ring with a synthetic diamond. The excited young lass showed it to her father, a jeweler. He took one look at it and saw it wasn't real. <BR> <BR> The young lass, on learning it wasn't real, returned to h... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:45:53 EST Reaction I woke up this morning with redness and tenderness from the bandage. <BR> I called the doctor's office and was advised to remove the clear outer layer. <BR> Fortunately, the tenderness is reducing. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:37:11 EST Finally Gettin' the Hang of This Plow Attachment Now, who would have thought that just changing the blades on the wheel hoe could make such a difference. Most of us, even avid gardeners, don't really think about how very useful something can be until we actually try it! <BR> <BR> For those of you who don't garden, just know that there are man... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:33:34 EST Friday weigh in day #16 Well 2 months of trying to be good by exercising and eating pure... sigh... the scales said a gain... <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> After my heart attack I was sent to a heart dietitian.. and was told never to drink my ... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:26:45 EST Fri 03/22/2019 three good things 1 i got positive feedback from shift lead at work <BR> <BR> 2 i took a nap <BR> <BR> 3 im caught up on laundry Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:08:52 EST APRIL HI EVERYONE. IT IS ALMOST APRIL AND ONCE AGAIN I AM UP FOR BLOODWORK AND THEN TALK TO MY DOCTOR. AND ONCE AGAIN I HAVE BEEN NOT DOING AS I AM SUPPOSE TO. IT HAS BEEN TOO COLD TO WALK OUTSIDE . 30S AND 20S. I NEED TO EAT BETTER I KNOW BUT I AM TOO TIRED TO COOK. I AM GOING TO TRY TO CUT... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 21:07:52 EST 2019 Goals Lots of running around most of day. Then lots of yard work I neglected to do in fall and winter. Exhausted with back ache. Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:57:53 EST Daily Highlight: Exercise bike Hello SparkPeople! <BR> <BR> How was your week? My highlight today was a simple one -- hopping on the exercise bike for 20 minutes near the end of the day. It's fun that this doesn't feel like a big deal anymore and is just a normal part of my routine after I've built my fitness level back up ... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:42:19 EST Saturday blog will be later <img src=""> <BR> I have breakfast with my friend and will blog later .... She's the one getting my last quilt .. My pic is one from my walk yesterday... er today (Friday).... Enjoy your day!!!! Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:37:56 EST March 22, 2019 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> It was another beautiful day in Iowa. The sunshine (plus the boys back at school) has helped my mood tremendously. Yay! <BR> <BR> I had a busy day today. I started with my workout - tough one today. I got the boys up and fed then I got in the shower. Jacob got on the bus... Fri, 22 Mar 2019 20:34:55 EST