SparkPeople Member Blogs These are the most recent public blog entries from SparkPeople Members. SparkPeople Member Blogs JOLLIES FROM JUDY 10-18-2019 <img src=""> Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:40:16 EST Spa Day on the Home Front-- It is "Spa Day " for the Germans--as in dogs-- <BR> Already they both are crying--whimpering in the front hall-- <BR> -pure bedlam- <BR> I will write when I get back- Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:23:20 EST Will we ever deserve an invitation to God’s Royal feast? Do you know the voice of the Bridegroom? (Matthew 25:1-13; Hebrews 1:1-4; Revelation 19:7). <BR> <BR> Jesus said: <BR> “But when you are invited, go and sit down in the lowest place, so that when he who invited you comes he may say to you, ‘Friend, go up higher.’ Then you will have glory in the... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:17:29 EST Along Came A Spider and Sat Down Beside Her... During one of my walks yesterday, here's what I encountered. <BR> <BR> Have a good day, friends <BR> <BR> <BR> . <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you." Carl Jung Fri, 18 Oct 2019 07:14:14 EST JUST JOKING... The boss walked into the office one morning not knowing <BR> his zipper was wide open. <BR> <BR> His assistant walked up to him and said, "This morning <BR> when you left your house, did you close your garage door?" <BR> <BR> The boss told her he knew he'd closed the garage door, <BR> and walke... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 06:53:13 EST Thought and Prayer for Friday, October 18, 2019 October 18, 2019 PEOPLE WILL SAY (AND DO) ANYTHING! <BR> <BR> It is so sad to see the path this world is taking. It is sad but it is not new. Since the beginning of time, the world has gotten out of hand with evil and corruptness and, yes, even fake news. There are still those who twist the trut... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 06:43:02 EST Brother David is coming home (Finally) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Just got a call from Northcrest Nursing Home yesterday Oct 17. David will be home by Wednesday. We are working on finalizing appointments, arranging home health, meals on wheels, transportation,... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 06:35:01 EST 46/365 So this has not been the best week, but i didn't let it defeat me. I twisted my ankle on Monday, not bad just some pain. I am giving it rest, didn't want to do any damage. (Husband had surgery, right leg, can't drive, off work so far for 7 weeks , not sure when he will go back could be another mo... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 06:08:26 EST Self Worth Each man is good in his sight. It is not necessary for eagles to be crows... Sitting Bull Fri, 18 Oct 2019 05:56:45 EST SUBMIT YOUR SELVES-GOD'S BLOG-10/18/19 <img src=""> <BR> O GIVE thanks unto the LORD; for (He is) good: for His mercy (endureth) for ever. Psalm 118:29 (KJV) ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,<BR>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,He that believeth and is baptize... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 05:37:27 EST A Masterpiece in the Making! <img src=""> <BR> Each one of us is an incomplete masterpiece! We are also the master painter with the brush in our hands. Others may paint along with us, but we hold the masterstroke. <BR> What will you add to you... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 05:28:43 EST Thu 10/17 another busy day Another busy day...we went to Lihue for hubby's eye appointment. Waited over an hour for him to get checked. Then we did a quick Costco shop (3 items). Then we headed to Kukui Grove where some of my retiree friends from Kauai Community College got together and had lunch. It was very nice to see t... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 05:22:35 EST Starting the process over I am back again trying to lose the weight I have gained back since I was last properly using this site as a tool to being healthy. Having got on the scales today and having had twinges etc I know I need to get my excess weight gone and continue on my goal to eventually being in the healthy weight... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 05:02:54 EST DON'T LOSE HOPE <img src=""> Fri, 18 Oct 2019 04:52:04 EST Williamsburg, VA (3)... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Above is the beautiful pipe organ in Bruton Parish Episcopal Church, which is located in Colonial Williamsburg. Many of our founding fathers visited this church, but it was a church home to two... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 04:34:14 EST Dogs as personal trainers <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My niece’s dog, Sweet Pea, likes to do this to my Cooper-dog... usually right after she bops him on the head with one of her paws because he is playing too rough for her. She is probably twice h... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 04:22:41 EST Cats ;-) 10/17/2019 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Swing and Maru <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <img src="http://... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 03:59:41 EST Relax it is Friday again Sit back relax and just listen. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> ... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 03:21:04 EST Thursday 10/17/19 Eating breakfast & having more fat earlier in the day is helping my cravings. Upping my veggies is also working. Yesterday it was chinese ginger beef w/ when onions & snow peas. Today following PT we ate Salvadoran food. Pupusas & a type if empanadas de pollo. I had fried plantains afterwar... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 02:57:48 EST No Structured Workout But...I Obtained 7,596 Steps I didn't complete a structured workout today, I just kept my body from sitting idle in which I ultimately obtained 7,596 steps. I feel good, I feel good all over !!! Tomorrow, I'm focused on structure and maintaining a routine. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 02:31:12 EST Flyin high on life <img src=""> <BR> So I live my life with the mind set of LOA [Law of attraction] so I use affirmations and visualization etc... To manifest things as well as meditate. Anyways I was watching this video on IG this lady ... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 02:23:09 EST BIG thank you to Spark people 4 helping me... seriously ty <img src=""> <BR> <em>26</em> if you already read this blog from today, scroll to the UPDATE section please. <BR> <BR> The struggle is real seriously and thank you ALL for real ************* <BR> <BR> <img src... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 02:10:10 EST Eating fiber Adding fiber rich foods is making it easier for me for exercise more. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 02:00:51 EST 10-17-19 Did a bunch of small jobs that needed to be done but weren't big enough to get on the chore list. Opened up two days worth of mail because I got home too late yesterday to do more than bring the packages in. At least my meds were delivered today. Our book clubs tea is this Saturday, and I'm almos... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 01:20:07 EST Today Thursday I turned another year older. It have accepted that I am dying. I am dying faster than I should be. It is my fault. No one to blame but me. I haven't taken care of myself. I have made excuses. <BR> <BR> I have to fight. I have to take back my life and slow the progression of dyi... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 01:13:07 EST Been gone too long I'm glad I came back to SparkPeople. I had some health issues that I haven't been taking too seriously until now. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:59:19 EST Day 26 of the journey I am on = 3 things I am grateful for (October 17 2019) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have been compiling some new recipes and tomorrow I will be printing them up to put into my new cookbook that I am making. It is starting to look good and am looking forward to trying some of t... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:55:46 EST Thankful Thursday MAMADEE's Log: SP - Day 4928 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Thankful Thursday! <BR> <BR> Each day in itself is something to be thankful for! <BR> There is so much to be thankful for! <BR> The sunrise! <BR> The sun... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:53:39 EST Friday's Funnies img=318767] <BR> <BR> Isn't he a lady killer! <BR> <BR> <BR> Acquitted <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> You have gone too far. You have married Fester, you have destroyed his spirit, you have taken him from us. ... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:34:47 EST #21 - Pope St. Cornelius Pope from 251-253 A.D. <BR> Died: 253 A.D. <BR> Pronounced cor-NEEL-ee-uss <BR> <BR> How do we know he was pope? <BR> The Liber Pontificalis lists Cornelius as the successor of St. Fabian. His reign is also validated by writings that still exist from St. Cyprian of Carthage (a bishop during Corn... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:30:52 EST Medication to weight Gain...NO NO...STOP <img src=""> <BR> I am on a new med and weight gain is a side affect. Oh wo, just one more thing to battle. I seem to want to major eat or snack after taking medication so to help combat.... I first of all sabotag... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:30:06 EST This week has gone surprisingly well Coming up on the end of the second week of the 5% Fall Challenge, and I have yet to feel deprived or unmotivated. I've met my fitness commitment and my LTGL challenge daily, and it hasn't been toooo much of a stretch. Tomorrow I'll make a new list of NSVs for the week in advance of weigh-in, b... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:22:11 EST Weather It was a nice cool day in the low 70s. It is 65 outside and 68 inside. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:17:03 EST October 17th~Yikes..watching the news..Yikes again I was a caregiver for an elderly lady for some time . She never watched the news nor read the newspaper. Her comment was why, is there something I can do about it, other than get upset! <BR> I am almost thinking she had the right idea! I know you cannot live in a cocoon, but ahh it is a crazy wor... Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:09:17 EST Blog Whenever you see a courageous person, it must have been a great decision made. Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:07:13 EST Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 17 <BR> Prompt: "Create a house or shelter for a very small creature". <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Fri, 18 Oct 2019 00:03:53 EST Cute story I wish I could share the picture that does with this <BR> <BR> An old tired-looking dog wanders into a guy's yard. He examines the dog's collar and feels his well-fed belly and knows the dog has a home. <BR> The dog follows him into the house, goes down the hall, jumps on the couch, gets comfort... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 23:56:19 EST The struggle is real and TY for real ************* <img src=""> and <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The struggle is real seriously and thank you ALL for real ************* <BR> <BR> <BR> Good ev... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 23:54:57 EST BIBLE VERSE FOR FRIDAY PRAYER WARRIORS <BR> <BR> If you abide in Me, and My words abide in you, you will ask what you desire and it shall be done for you. <BR> John 15:7 <BR> <BR> Pearl Goode, 65, a nurse in Pasadena, saw a newspaper clipping about an evangelistic meeting in downtown Los Angeles in 1949. She drove t... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 23:51:07 EST Magnum, P. I. Magnum, P. I. (Reboot) <BR> The original Magnum, P. I. starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, ran from 1980-88 on CBS. Loved the show & man candy. It was rebooted in 2018 on CBS. I just found it a couple of weeks ago. We have Jay Hernandez as Thomas Magnum. In both shows, Thomas is a well-traine... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 23:34:03 EST Normal should return tomorrow My monitor is scheduled to arrive tomorrow. Things should get back to normal. I'll be really glad. I've spent too much time in front of the TV. Not one of my favorite activities. <BR> <BR> I did sew on Josie's quilt today. I think I've even figured out how to put the name of her high school... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 23:23:55 EST Who knew? Who knew getting a new phone and letting it update would screw up my fitbit?? Apparently, though, that is what happened. I got a new phone in August and the update in September. Until September my fitbit was snycing regularly and I had current postings through fitbit. Then, in September, I ha... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 23:21:55 EST Are Supplements Good For Your Immune System????? <BR> Some of these products can help your immune system, but more research is needed to know for sure if they're really good for you. <BR> <BR> Because they can interact with other medicines, let your doctor know if you want to try them. He/She can help you decide which ones are safe for you... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 23:18:01 EST CLASS TODAY Well I had class this morning. I managed to complete and take the assessments on 3 sessions today. This leaves two to complete and then tax the exam on the sessions. I am ready to get on to the other manatory sessions that I will have to take Thu, 17 Oct 2019 23:15:00 EST Family Events I’m in South Carolina, surrounded by family and soon-to-be family ...the wedding this weekend will link us to a large and loving clan mostly from Albania, some of whom braved their first airplane ride ever to get here for the festivities... and the groom’s mother has baked what sounds like severa... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 22:56:13 EST Eventus That’s the sponsor of the Pickleball tournament I’m playing in on Friday and Saturday. Planning on going to my brother’s house after the Friday play, because it’s half the drive from there to Grand Blanc, MI, where the event is being held. After Saturday’s play, I might go back and spend the rest... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 22:42:55 EST 17th of October Good Morning! What a beauiful day. The sun shone and just a mild wind. I enjoy walking and enjoying God's beauty. So glad to be alive on this beautiful day. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 22:39:44 EST The Weight On My New Driver’s License My current driver’s license doesn’t expire until 2021, but it’s not REAL ID compliant. <BR> <BR> My healthy action for today is that I took time to get a new driver’s license that is REAL ID compliant, you do this at your State Motor Vehicle Department. <BR> <BR> In the event you may not know,,... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 22:37:39 EST October 17, 2019 Happy Thursday! <BR> <BR> Another one of those crazy days and I am ready to crash. I'm just waiting for Matthew to get home. I'm not even in to watching my football game tonight. Of course, the fact that Patrick Mahomes is out with a knee injury.... <BR> <BR> Anyway, I started with my workout a... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 22:34:02 EST Do More of What Makes Me Happy! New Puppy! We went to the Portland OR area for 4 nights in our RV. The first 2 days we rested, shopped at Woodburn Premium Outlets with 114 stores (only shopped at 6 or 7), ate authentic Mexican food in the #1 restaurant twice. It was a holiday weekend so traffic to the shopping center was insane. Fortunate... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 22:26:58 EST Atkins Endulge Candy Stressful week ssss, due to upcoming move tomorrow. Ran to Walmart for garbage bags and paper towels. Picked up Atkins Endulge Candy m&m's. I've been relying on them since my friends told me they snack on them once a day. He has lost 60lb since March and his wife 50lb. On keto. She has reached he... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 22:25:07 EST Bitter sweet So I was worried about spending to much time with others this weekend. They backed out. I’m a little mad cause I worked Sunday to be able to arrange for tomorrow off. She says she’s sick but I don’t believe her. Well I’ll just try this to a positive for me. I’ll exercise a bit more and not go ou... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 22:21:41 EST Today Challenge Is to listen to a Song and Dance. I found my New Song Taylor song Shake it Off. I love that song <BR> Went to tops tonight and i lost 2 lbs and at the End of the meeting we Did a Dance to that song I Think that will be a part of our meetings from now on. <BR> <BR> WE are Suppose to get more Rai... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:54:43 EST Babies <img src=""> <BR> Babies are so sweet and innocent. They are so easy to love. This is my newest grandson, he s 4 mos old. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:52:19 EST Thurs Dr Appt Went to the Dr today He was Really proud of me Except I have Gain Some Weight. I know what to do and How to do it. I just got to do it. He Took me off some Meds and Hopefully i can get on the road to losing again. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:50:44 EST Halloween block party Going to our cabin this weekend! Yea! We are having our block party! Yea. We have property in southern Missouri. Very remote. Only a couple others have property by us. We have started a new tradition of block parties. It is soo much fun. Close to national scenic river ways. Good food a bonfire a... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:49:54 EST not even a cloche could help this mushy mess We made stir fry tonight. I've experimented with ways to still have stir fry without going off the healthy eating rails. <BR> <BR> What doesn't work - I chopped up chicken and tossed it in a wok with some simmering chicken broth and white wine. <BR> <BR> I was trying not to use oil but the ch... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:46:25 EST I didn't so much fall off the wagon, as I curled up in the back and took a nap.... I am really bad at being sick... I just don't know what I am actually supposed to do with myself? <BR> i have basically had no appetite (it finally came back this week... which is an odd relief because it was hard to make sure I was actually eating enough for the last 2-3 weeks), no energy, and ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:45:17 EST Who Let the Drama Back In? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This time the drama creator is named Isaac. Last night he came back from open gym frustrated because the coach put him with the group who hadn't made a team last year. Now, it isn't the coache... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:41:40 EST May We Meet Again <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Mom, <BR> <BR> Many things have reached into my mind during these 7 months apart. When you got sick, I cried and blamed myself for failing you. I have worried and been so stressed out try... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:40:26 EST 10.17.19 So yay, I reached all of my daily goals yesterday! <BR> -8,204 Steps out of 8,000 <BR> -1490 calories out of 1500 <BR> -80 oz of water out of 60 oz <BR> -41 active minutes! <BR> <BR> As it's 9:30pm right now, I can also say I've reached my daily goals today too! <BR> -8,039 steps out of 8,000 <... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:37:19 EST Thursday taking a break Today wasn't a bad day. It was a busy one though. <BR> <BR> Getting packed for my weekend away from home. I am headed to our State Diocesan Convention. I look forward to the trip and expect it to be spiritually uplifting. I really enjoy my small church but at convention, we are blessed to worshi... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:33:41 EST bad news and unrelated bad behavior Got letter from son and I quote this part: 'I have six stress fractures and two shin splints.  The stress fractures are located in both knees and both heels.  There are two in each knee, they are in the tibia and femur.  It sounds a lot worse than it actually is.' He goes on to say he could have... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:33:19 EST sugar reduction crabby I've been crabby the last few days. i thought it was a 1 day thing but i have been mentally off lately, part of it is i have been doing something different at work and i dont enjoy it and i am off my normal mental routine so i struggle to concentrate. <BR> <BR> another option is from having less... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:27:38 EST 50+ social club The 50+ social club I attend had a speaker today who gave a history of Rock and Roll, Allan Freed and how it related to Cleveland. <BR> We also prayed, had Arby sandwiches and played Bingo. <BR> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:14:14 EST A Favorite to share <img src=""> <BR> If you are feeling down, lonely, empty weary..... I hope you listen to this song and follow along the words. There is a place that will fill every need; no matter how many come there, it will never r... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 21:11:07 EST Close Call June 18th 2019. I went into the ER with breathing issues. I ended up being rushed into emergency open heart surgery due to a massive 23" saddle clot in both lungs. I also had one clot in each leg and one side of my heart wasn't working. The surgeon told my family that he didn't expect me to survi... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 20:38:39 EST Supermom207 I'm a fat f. So discussed with myself. Can't control myself. Everyday is a battle. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 20:32:26 EST Goals 30lbs is 30lbs. I am so proud of myself and so motivated to keep going. Down another size in my clothes. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:59:55 EST Okay, Jessica Smith, I'm on my way! <em>348</em> I ordered a Jessica Smith video from Amazon, 10 Lbs down with Jessica Smith. It should be here Monday. Wish it would be here sooner but......oh well, good things come to those who wait, right? <BR> <BR> I have limited mobility because of my herniated disks in my back but I try ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:59:49 EST Intuitive eating I've been following the general principles of intuitive eating which are to follow your body's signals and eat exactly when you're hungry and stop when full. It's interesting because after years of either being on a diet or feeling like I should be on a diet I had stopped actually listening to ve... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:58:01 EST Regular Doc!! My Doc said He wants Me to see a pulmonologist just to cover all the bases. If that is OK He said We will work on the weight and fitness! I hope You have had a great Thursday Dear Friends!! Luv U!! ((HUGS)) Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:51:49 EST Day 175 Almost all green on my Versa just going to miss active minutes but achieved my steps per hour and have over 15K steps for today. Macros were a little off today but had fast food for breakfast then ate at a Mexican resturant on the way home after my eye appointment we went to Pawhuska OK then to ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:47:57 EST Habit forming Well we lost power at 1 am and did not get it back til 7 pm. I am so proud of myself, I did one of my workouts that know very well by heart. Set my 30 min timer it would take in video and got it done. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:36:34 EST Habit forming Well we lost power at 1 am and did not get it back til 7 pm. I am so proud of myself, I did one of my workouts that know very well by heart. Set my 30 min timer it would take in video and got it done. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:36:26 EST 214.5 no ride no walk no gym 0 beers ate breakfast out and had lunch with friends. no exercise Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:29:02 EST Moose on the Trail - 10-17-19 You have to be alert this time of year, as you may be sharing the trail with a moose! Carlos Ortiz encountered a moose on the Spring Creek Trail: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And Mary Korch got the side-eye from... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:27:02 EST Here again I’ve tried, stopped, and tried again. But I’m here again. Hoping to succeed this time. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:25:42 EST Dad Is Gone Well I got a call from the hospice nurse around 3:30 am yesterday l morning - Dad is gone. I’d been expecting it - he looked just awful the prior few days, so bad that I could hardly stand to be with him. But of course even when you’re expecting it, it’s still a punch in the gut to hear those w... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 19:12:41 EST New foods, new tastes <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I like trying new food items and each month I do just that! I haven't had snails in years and usually it was in a French restaurant where the best part was dipping the bread into the garlic and ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:49:39 EST SMILE OF THE DAY <BR> Faith in Humanity Restored <BR> <BR> After shopping for most of the day, a couple returns to find their car has been stolen. They go to the police station to make a full report. Then, a detective drives them back to the parking lot to see if any evidence can be found at the scene of the cr... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:43:22 EST Thursday October 17th <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It was lovely to be in the spotlight today for the 5% Fall Teddy Bear team challenge. Thanks to everyone! <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:40:26 EST Grandkids Playing with grandson. He was sleeping for part of the day. He enjoyed playing with my wife too. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:35:07 EST Blood sugar readings Good reading this morning. Nurse coach called and it was a pleasant phone call. Lab work next month. Thanksgiving early. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:34:12 EST WaterF Fully hydrated Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:32:53 EST A new beginning It's been nearly 3 months since my last blog entry. My husband's Crohn's is better controlled in terms of his symptoms, but not healed enough for the next phase of his cancer treatment. I feel stressed and worried a lot of the time. I crossed over the 350 pound mark not too long ago and weighe... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:25:35 EST Loving the Fitbit app Recently I got a Fitbit versa and I love it, it pairs with SP which is an added bonus. It is definitely helping me stay focused! Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:23:37 EST Thursday's Laugh <img src=""> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:17:29 EST 7 Haunted B&Bs Where Guests Have Ghostly Encounters <em>423</em> <link><BR>rs/bnb-getaways/haunted-bbs </link> <em>423</em> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:09:18 EST Crazy Day # 3 AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH <BR> I FEEL BETTER. DO YOU? Thu, 17 Oct 2019 18:06:06 EST It's electrifying The electrician turned up this morning as arranged.  Amazingly he didn't call and ask if he could arrive early.  Mind you, he wasn't Welsh so maybe that explains it.  He was here about 3 hours or more testing everything.  I'll get the written report over the next few days but he told me that the ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:56:18 EST Day 209 Today isn't too epic. Slept in with hubby and Charleston. I went to the grocery store and got the shopping done for the week and then came home to put it all away. Charleston and I then went on a 3-mile hike and then I vacuumed the house because somehow that little guy tracks dirt in (I think he ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:46:53 EST ABS-olutely AWESOME AUTUMN BL Challenge Week 6 ABS-olutely AWESOME AUTUMN BL Challenge Week 6 <BR> <BR> THU 10/10 cal in: 3469, cal out: 3782, carbs: 26, pro: 244, 69%/28%/3% <BR> FRI 10/11 cal in: 1942, cal out: 3576, carbs: 11, pro: 65, 84%/14%/2% <BR> SAT 10/12 cal in: 2265, cal out: 3960, carbs: 10, pro: 89, 81%/17%/2% <BR> SUN 10/13 cal... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:38:46 EST Happy Mulligan Day Mulligan Day is a day when people redo something that didn't turn out the first time. It is a day when people give themselves or others a second chance. It is celebrated every October 17th. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:28:13 EST My Adventures in Spark Land. Day 76 of doing the new: went to a new store. Proud of me day! 'Putting my healthy first today means peace of mind for the rest of the year! <BR> <BR> Today I am proud of myself and I feel like kid who did something huge! <BR> <BR> I didn't sleep well last night. I got up not feeling the best but after a shower, I drove 1 hour and got my oil changed in my... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:18:48 EST This picture makes me feel good <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I have looked at hundreds of "images" for "pat on the back." Only this one actually makes me feel good. <BR> <BR> chris Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:18:05 EST Guidepost #6: cultivating creativity My mother used to define boredom as the space between "busy-ness" and creativity. Brene Brown actually juxtaposes creativity against comparison and competition in this chapter of "The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are". <BR> <BR> Well!... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:10:31 EST Noom? I've been out for a while; not sure why. My weight is depressing and my eating hasn't changed much. Our season is changing from summer to fall and my old body is letting me know. The aches of old age is not fun! <BR> <BR> I have been walking 1-3 times per workday with my co-worker. If the ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 17:00:28 EST Clearing, Cleaning and Letting Go Another (remodel) project. Feels almost like moving. Again. Shades of last year and the pre-wedding whole house painting project. I decided to be cheerful and upbeat about it; to see the opportunity to 'downsize' and clear our space of items that we no longer need or use. I mustered the attitude ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 16:42:49 EST Today in Emoticons <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> <em>355</em> <BR> <em>549</em> <BR> <BR> <em>335</em> <BR> <BR> <em>91</em> <BR> <BR> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> <em>401</em> <BR> <BR> <em>23</em> <BR> <BR> <em>550</em> <BR> <BR> <em>551</em> <BR> <BR> <em>492</em> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 16:39:16 EST Just where I am at Right Now! Recently I've been riddled with high anxiety. I tend to be anxious anyway, but it's gotten worse. My obsessive thoughts and sense of dread have increased too. My depression finally is getting better, but the anxiety is making day to day living difficult. I hope it won't exacerbate the depression... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 16:06:45 EST cha cha cha <img src=""> <BR> I haven't been diligent about losing weight, but I've been consistently 183-182# <BR> And I'm not unhappy about it (surprised?) <BR> Yes, I do want to be slim again, but no- I'm not going to thumb my... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 16:03:44 EST Weight loss WON'T MAGICALLY change these things about YOU. DARN. I (Chris) altered the SP article. But the info is the same. When I first lost weight--years and years ago--I was still unhappy and eventually gained the weight back. I am now pretty happy --but very overweight! <em>24</em> <BR> <BR> By SparkPeople Guest Blogger, Kirsten Nunez 2/14/2019 <BR> I... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:38:30 EST Sparkblog Thursday 10/17/19 misc thoughts <img src=""> Good Afternoon Sparkpeople!! I am in the process of regaining use of my left arm after the fall that broke not only my rotator cuff but also wiped out my HSA - and then some. Therapy x2 a week with arm e... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:36:11 EST Its been 3 years. Widowhood, new love, and life I cannot believe it has been 3 years since I have been on here... time has flew by. So much has changed. I have changed... I am a completely different person than I once was... not just physically, but mentally. The girl that had this sparkpage many years ago is gone. I have been through... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 15:14:57 EST Is it only me? Well, just in case, here's something I discovered that helped a lot! Hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I could never figure out a quick way to get back to the Sparkpeople pages after looking at a recipe. FINALLY I figured out that if you click on the "SparkRecipes" logo at the top left of the specific recipe page to get back to the main "RECIPES" page, then scroll down to t... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:55:25 EST I so enjoyed watching this Can't really say why. But this guy - the stuff he says - pleases me... <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I love the way he insists on figuring out what is right and true, and what isn't. His insistence cheers me up! Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:53:34 EST Daily Affirmation for Thursday, October 17, 2019 " I boldly paint my dreams upon the canvas of my life." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, <BR> with link to Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:43:01 EST my chart ie grocery list (iT IS A CHART, NOT A LIST LIKE THIS) <BR> <BR> DATE________________ <BR> <BR> <BR> USE UP THESE THINGS <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> TO MAKE THESE THINGS <BR> (RECIPES/WHATEVER) <BR> _________________________________ <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> MEATS/FISH/PROTEINS <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:42:23 EST Hubby is going to the Dr. Another bad night for sleep, and hubby finally suggested going to the Dr. so got him an appointment for this afternoon, what ever this is it is keeping us both from sleeping well. So hopefully he can get some relief. So far I have been able to avoid getting whatever it is. So I imagine that be... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:30:43 EST Eureka! An easier make my grocery list. I take hours usually to make a grocery list. -if I do it "right"-meaning plan meals and get the ingredients I need for the week. This takes too long and too much thinking and looking for recipes! So I don't usually get the right stuff to make the great recipes I found. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR>... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:19:28 EST Old Faithful Packed Away This morning we packed away our "old faithful fan" that has kept me cooler while I walk the treadmill. We use it year after year. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This "old faithful fan" was bought years ago. In fact... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 14:13:00 EST Day 74: Thursday thoughts- holding myself back during stressful moments Today is a great day. I'm finally finding a daily routine that kind of works for me. I can fit exercise in, meals, chores, and actually finding time to get actual paying work done! Some days need tweaking but I'm on it! Thought I'd share this image that kind of relates to this: <BR> <BR> <img s... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:57:45 EST Thursday... Hope you are having a great day... <BR> <BR> Busy day at work once again but it's all good...beautiful weather outside today...glad fall is here!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> TTYL Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:44:48 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for October 17 and 18 Daily Inspiration: It is hard to be upset with yourself when you are being nice to someone else. Lord, bless me with a giving spirit be I know that all I give comes back to shine on me in many different ways. <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: All our goodness is a loan; God is the owner. —Saint John o... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:44:17 EST Thursday's Thought "One's philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes... and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility." <BR> <BR> <BR> Eleanor Roosevelt Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:31:01 EST October 17, 2019 - Daily Affirmation "I flow freely as the rhythm of life unfolds before me. I trust in the universal laws that create my experience daily and know that I am blessed." <BR> <BR> I'm not having the best of days. I am not feeling all that well and Mom is also not feeling well. my back was hurting me last night due t... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:30:48 EST Who would have thought! I was doing my daily perusing of the Interwebs for interesting stories and whaddya know pops up on Yahoo! <BR> <BR> <link><BR>selling-fruit-drinks-for-kids-deemed-u<BR>nhealthy-in-new-study-parents-tell-me-<BR>theyve-been-tricked-230453403.html </link> <BR... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:22:55 EST SP link Picture Perfect Portion Sizes <link><BR>/slideshow.asp?show=12 </link> <BR> <BR> boy do I need to know portion sizes! <BR> <BR> I also found these graphics: <BR> <img src=""> <img src="http://photosaws.spark... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:21:26 EST When It Rains, It Pours! So my life has been in a season of shambles as of late. I've been indirectly affected by news from my daughter and directly affected by news concerning me. Had a doctors appointment today. Good news: Lost 5 pounds. Bad news: I gained an additional 13 pounds since my last Spark posted weight BEF... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:16:52 EST Perceptions on Aging <link><BR>qIpi6sg </link> <BR> <BR> Rows and flows of angel hair <BR> And ice cream castles in the air <BR> And feather canyons everywhere <BR> I've looked at clouds that way <BR> <BR> But now they only block the sun <BR> They rain and snow on everyone <BR... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:15:38 EST 17th October <img src=""> <BR> <link><BR>edia/810489/october_2019.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> "Share your most important goals with people you trust" <BR> <BR> I have different goals for differen... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:11:17 EST Starting my Depth Year I read another member's blog the other day who mention a "depth year" (I apologize I don't remember the name or I'd give you credit). This involves diving deep into your self to determine what is worth keeping in your life. This involves decluttering, recycling what you can, not buying useless ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:06:00 EST Needing Rest. Needing Rest. September 07 2019. <BR> <BR> “ Are you tired? Worn out? Burnt out on religion? Come to Me. Get away with Me and you will recover your life. I will show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me——-watc... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 13:02:34 EST Defeated I stepped on the scale today. I have undone nearly all the work of the past year. <BR> <BR> What's going on with me? Yes, I have a cold this week that has wiped me out, but I cannot put all the blame there. <BR> <BR> I have been grazing without tracking, eating so much and so often that my bod... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:40:22 EST A New Beginning - October 17 I had wanted to follow Chris's challenge to do 10 minutes of exercise each day and then to post a new picture. Even put my camera in my purse so I would have it - if I saw something photo worthy. <BR> <BR> However, have been struggling the past couple of weeks with leg cramps. Had a desk job ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:39:06 EST A New Beginning - October 17 I had wanted to follow Chris's challenge to do 10 minutes of exercise each day and then to post a new picture. Even put my camera in my purse so I would have it - if I saw something photo worthy. <BR> <BR> However, have been struggling the past couple of weeks with leg cramps. Had a desk job ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:36:01 EST Special Blessings-October 17, 2019 Today I am especially blessed for the following: <BR> <BR> 1. I got my laundry done early this morning. <BR> <BR> 2. I did some personal accounting this morning also. <BR> <BR> 3. I am getting ready to start cooking for a special Spark Friend who is coming to visit for a couple of days. Sh... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:32:31 EST October 17 2019 Well this week has been busy. I haven’t exercised all week 😬. I weigh in every Thursday so today is like a new week for me. I need to focus on exercise and what I eat this week. I only gained 2 pounds but I don’t want to be seeing more. Just a bad week. I’ve been forced on getting more he in at ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:31:03 EST A Slow Pace Day Woke up this morning with tummy ache and nausea continued from yesterday. Also my 3 year old granddaughter have similar symptoms with a 104 temp. I have the pleasure of taking care of her today too. No problem we will lay around and watch television. I just hate missing my exercise class. S... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:22:13 EST October Smiles “October, baptize me with leaves! Swaddle me in corduroy and nurse me with split pea soup. October, tuck tiny candy bars in my pockets and carve my smile into a thousand pumpkins." ― Rainbow Rowell <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:19:31 EST Wine helps <img src=""> <BR> Lol Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:13:09 EST My funny guy <img src=""> <BR> This guy and I had an awesome walk this a.m. Blinding sun and just about perfect temperature. Then.... I go to the basement to get bath towels and.... Somehow he just knows it's bath day and willin... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:05:20 EST Hello again...hello! Wow! They say the joy is in the journey...I'm waiting! LOL!! I think I can feel it...just around the corner...I'm hoping anyway...ya have to go through trials to make the good times that much sweeter, right?! Just for today...I can do anything just for today... <BR> <BR> Well, let's see...wh... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:04:41 EST Party On! Yesterday didn't go as planned... you can say I had a "bad day". But the only bad thing about yesterday was the food I ate. Other than that I really enjoyed my day yesterday. <BR> <BR> It was so great seeing people I've never met in person, but always talk to on the phone. It was also great see... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 12:04:40 EST What I did to Start Losing My weight had been the same for a long time. I walk, eat healthy most of the time, etc, etc. Yet the scale never moved. I decided that I needed to do something to speed up my metabolism. I have a very slow metabolism. I even had a test for that. I decided to jog for one minute for every 5 ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:58:57 EST Missing My Loving Mom.... Well, it has been already a little over a week and I am sitting here at my office desk working and going thru the motions. Sometimes I just want to run out of here and scream. People say they are sorry for my loss - I reply "Yes, so am I!!" <BR> <BR> Mom was such an important part of my life ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:58:47 EST Wednesday night Great time with children. Another lady came in to help. Barbie is such a sweet person, she has a special needs son 16 yrs old. She has not missed church that I know of in all the time I have been going unless for doc. She helped with the younger children, girls that like to play with each other w... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:54:43 EST How to Feel <img src=""> <BR> Not knowing how to feel is pretty scary. September 27th 2019, I ended up being admitted into the hospital. I was discharged October 1st. What was done Right left heart catheterization diagnostic. To ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:46:15 EST St Maarten They asked that I not go to the nude beach so we are staying on board today. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:44:37 EST The American Museum in England - yes, it's a thing! Not far from us is the American Museum which they say is "the only museum of American decorative and folk art outside the United States". <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's a beautiful place, set in the countrysi... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:36:41 EST 10/17/19 Be Useful <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "When I wake in the morning, I make a wish to be useful to others." Dalai Lama <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR>... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:36:40 EST 100 Weeks of Maintenance! I'm a few weeks away from my two year anniversary of reaching my goal weight (again) but this time, I was determined to maintain my weight loss and I HAVE DONE IT FOR 100 WEEKS! <BR> <em>244</em> <em>590</em> <BR> <BR> I've made maintenance mistakes before and I think the biggest one wa... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:36:37 EST Back in the saddle I am about two weeks back after a five month depression (I let our Buffoon-in-Chief get to me). I am starting with simple dances and just five bodyweight exercises. When I can churn out 50 reps on one, I'll increase the resistance on that one and add something else. Yesterday while doing box s... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:36:03 EST Tried egg tofu. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> We saw this in the Chinese supermarket and decided to try. <BR> <BR> Soft texture but more solid like an egg white than tofu normally is. Tasted of egg too. Was nice, had with the Beet'n'sour ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:32:31 EST Daily Highlight 229 - Oops! Highlight- <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> Went to my 9:30 meeting, but it is next week. Went to the grocer's to see when a seasonal item is coming in, not this year. It is said things come in threes, now I was waiting for the third item to show. So openings in my day were created. Lemons turned i... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:28:02 EST Never Ceases to Amaze Me.... How good it feels to go swimming! <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I finally went and got a membership for the pool. <BR> <BR> This morning, I walked the dogs earlier than usual, and then headed up to the pool and had my first swim in a very, very, very long time. <BR> <BR> As soon as I got into the... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:27:23 EST Week Three - Good, Bad and Ugly - 10/17/2019 Struggled with controlling where and when I ate. Birthday party and work obligations took some priority. I kept pretty good calorie count early on but Tues and Wed didn't even log into Spark. I really missed it and am glad to be back. <BR> <BR> I still lost a pound this week. Considering my s... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:24:27 EST 1st of 144 things I want to change - Bible reading - 1 chapter or 10 I've decided the theme for my 144 blogs (which may not be as frequent as I originally said) will be Things I Want To Change. <BR> <BR> The first change I want to make is to do with reading my Bible. I'd been feeling quite down recently, and it occurred to me that I'd not been reading my Bible e... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:22:56 EST Thursday Almost Friday. One more day! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:21:15 EST Making Better Choices <img src=""> <BR> Today Is a new day! I over ate a small amount over my goal yesterday, and that’s okay! Evening munchies is what did me in – I got a carb & fat craving right before bed. I was too tired to make anythin... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:18:45 EST Living Well... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Wishing you all a great Thursday... <BR> <BR> Let's remember today that God is our source and He desires for us to be healthy and strong, He also desires for us to "Live Well", let's pull toge... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:16:22 EST October 17, 2019 - Fighting off feeling poorly Developed a horrible sore throat driving back from the Great Central Valley of California after visiting family & friends and attending my 50th High School Reunion. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The Valley is home to Va... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:05:22 EST Quote for Today <img src=""> <BR> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 11:01:22 EST Bible Verse for Today Enter into His gates with thanksgiving, <BR> And into His courts with praise. <BR> Be thankful to Him, and bless His name. <BR> <BR> Psalm 100:4 (NKJV) Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:59:09 EST 2019 HEY SPARKERS MY MOM GOING TO NURSING HOME TODAY THANK THE LORD hey sparkers hope all are doing well went to gym this morning did a lot better my mom in nursing home today now i feel so much better now getting her apartment cleaned out please keep us in your prayers love hugs and blessings to all of you <em>247</em> <em>593</em> <em>386</em> <em>594... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:58:26 EST Day 109 - Feeling Good I got up a little early today and hit the gym. Even though it's dark and dreary out my mood is light and positive...I think the gym helped with that. I'm off to get my hair done today - say goodbye to the gray! I'm under 50 (barely), but I'm SO gray now. Once I color my hair I look almost 10 year... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:46:26 EST thursday cakes are in good shape. two pickups today are finished and ready. one wedding cake built and chilling ready to be painted. second wedding cake have 3 of 7 tiers done. will do the rest tomorrow!!! <BR> <BR> have a cake meeting shortly with a bride for next year. then i'ma gonna relax on this yuc... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:44:04 EST weight I have been exercising more lately. I exercise 1 hour on my elliptical, 25 minutes of cardio dance or basic step by Cathe' Friedrich or 43 minutes of Turbo Jam. Some days I also do 35 minutes of Walk On by Jessica Smith. After I track my food and exercise there are red words saying you have to e... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:40:29 EST Snowstorm and beachcombing.. We are back home from the three-day vacation. We saw one ship preparing to go through the SOO Locks, but the weather was cold and rainy most of the time. <BR> We did go beachcombing at two places: Monocale lake at Brimley State Park and Point Iroqouis Lighthouse in Brimley,MI. <BR> We went in... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:39:47 EST Thursday Update I am up early this morning as my wife had to go and get her flu shot at the doctor's office this morning. It is a cool 55 degree start to the day on the Gulf Coast. We have received a lot of rain this week. More is on the way later this weekend. The birds are busy at the feeder. I was able t... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:28:30 EST Thursday After another crazy busy Wednesday, it's time to catch up on some things here in the office, and hopefully get ready for whatever the father has in store. Hope you're having a great week. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:09:42 EST My birthday: Bellybutton and 7 yes on Sparkpeople <img src=""> <BR> Busy day at the Mayo Clinic. So grateful for this opportunity to find answers and learn. I will post picture of the cake my daughter brought me. The flowers were from my wonderful husband Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:08:14 EST Whole lot of nothing... <img src=""> The Cooper-dog slept in this morning. It is a damp, cold, windy, gray day... so I definitely don’t blame him! I got up early and did an elliptical workout (which the pup slept through completely). Then I... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:06:28 EST Wonderful things <img src=""> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 10:05:24 EST Human Guinea Pig (Exercise Experiment Begins) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I went to see my doctor yesterday afternoon. I've known her for years. She's seen me through different life changes. I wanted to talk to her about options for my anxiety. <BR> <BR> In April... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:58:46 EST Bad News, Good News The bad news is that I have just been off the rails for months now, with many attempts at trying to get back on track but with none of them sticking. Then, after some huge holiday eating, visiting with friends, etc. I stepped on my dusty scale and saw some numbers I have not seen in YEARS. I gai... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:50:23 EST Daily starting over I’ve been pre-tracking daily then completely blow it at night. Today I’m staying on track by: planned evening snack and checking off chores done ✅ changing this evening noshing bad habit I believe will get me on the ‘losing train’. Anyone else have this issue and what’s been your success? Have a... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:44:07 EST The Benefits of Moving This article in the NYTimes caught my eye today; not just because it discusses the benefits of exercise for the majority of patients undergoing cancer treatment but also the fact that regular exercise can help us avoid cancer in the first place. The takeaway is to get and keep moving! <BR> <BR>... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:38:17 EST Aftermath looking back this past year we are where we are. I can now see because of that - now this. Because of the non responding police report the department has re-evaluated and changed their procedures. Because of cmh placing her where they did they are now looking into safer living possibilities. Beca... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:32:20 EST Strees/FODMAP/5 years from now Spark Blog requests have so many asks! <BR> 1- I am trying to list stressors. Work stays at the top. I am really not liking the change to my job responsibilities. I am trying to stick it out, but it is getting harder to stay positive. <BR> 2- FODMAP- I did better choosing FODMAP foods yesterday.... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:30:07 EST On the lighter side <img src=""> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:28:23 EST Happy Thursday Feeling pretty good today. My sleep has been all messed up this week, so last night I gave up and stayed up later but didn't get up at all. My actual time in bed was about the same, but the quality was better according to my FitBit. I feel more rested, whatever the FitBit says. I don't like i... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:23:10 EST Wednesday Thursday Easy evening even with orchestra concert. Stayed after to help clean up since oldest had to stay anyway. Gotta have some adult conversation with oldest this evening Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:10:58 EST Healthy Thursday <img src=""> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:08:15 EST I will Survive There have been many times where challenges have seemed insurmountable but somehow I muddled through, problem solved got things to improve even if just a little. I have been so tormented lately over the situation with my challenging elderly parent. (Thus the blog posts I keep writing and deleting... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 09:00:49 EST Used books anyone? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Doing a run around day today... doctors, bankers, and groceries. <BR> <BR> Maybe have time to look through the Used Books Store while we're at it. <BR> <BR> Here's one of my favourite ones... ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:53:56 EST My daily walk. How can I be bored with this? This will be kind of picture heavy, as I want to show you my walk. Somehow I got bored with this ha ha. Out around my house I can do about 3 km before I get bored. If I go into the city, I can walk the downtown streets and hit 10 km before I realize it. Guess I am really a city boy. <BR> <BR... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:51:37 EST Challenge Day 25 <img src=""> Casey and I got in our challenge walk before Senior Dance this morning. I notice in the picture that pinch collar looks like an implement of torture, but it works really well and doesn't seem to bother him... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:46:24 EST Day 64 to 69 I wasn't able to update the blog daily like I was doing. I had a few things I had to take care of, then I got sick due to stress and now I feel like new. I won't be uploading the days individually as I didn't write what I did or eat those days, so I don't remember exactly what I did. <BR> In gen... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:38:50 EST Cold and clear 2 log on points and all my team points were a 1! Guess I won’t buy a lottery ticket today! 😀 Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:36:32 EST 10/17/19 Where there is no vision, there is no hope. George Washington Carver Quote of the Day <BR> They're only truly great who are truly good. <BR> George Chapman <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> People happy in love have an air of intensity. <BR> Stendhal <BR> <BR> Art Quote of the Day <BR> Insight is the first condition of Art. <BR> George Henry Lewes <BR> <BR> ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:34:05 EST Day 17 Today I travel to homecoming. !st time I can recall packing with a focus on what I’ll be wearing. <BR> The little dog reinsured herself. She gets so excited when we are going to walk. She and the mongrel rip and romp. She seemed to reinjure her back. So I gave her the medication from the V... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:33:22 EST Today's motivation <img src=""> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:32:31 EST CBC radio and Spark keep me moving! <img src=""> <BR> I have to remind myself everyday---that I Am Worth the time I spend to exercise-- <BR> -because I don't have a planned time to do this-- <BR> -because if I don't exercise, I don't sleep well-- <BR> -a... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:31:12 EST Wish that the work I do made me slimmer Wish that the work i do made me slimmer but its not happening, I feel so much fitter & know I am healthier so that is the positive part. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:28:12 EST National Pasta Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always on October 17 <BR> <BR> Today is National Pasta Day. Choose your favorite pasta shape, there's over 600 of them, add your favorite sauce, and chow down! For many o... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:24:37 EST Having my cake and eating it too! Good morning friends.. boy yesterday was a wet, windy, weary day.. but I thoroughly enjoyed it. <BR> <BR> Early morning #cko was on point, had a meeting late am so I was out and about but made it back home before the torrential downpours.. stopped at shoprite to pick up some beef to make stew ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:21:16 EST Doctors want FDA to Warn Women About Cheese and Breast Cancer Correlation I read this article the other day on the internet and it's not the first time I've read warnings about the hormones from cows being in cheese and correlating with breast cancer. I'm a cheeseaholic and wonder if I should cut down on my intake. Does this make you think twice about eating cheese? ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:16:31 EST Day 5 I was up early today, decided to go ahead and do my 10 minutes on a stationary bike and drank two cups water! I’ve been planning to complete 7 days of 10 minutes on the bike then edge up. My bike has a resistance setting. I think I’ll up the resistance knob a notch each week till I reach t... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:12:28 EST Do-Over <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Mulligan Day <BR> Mulligan Day is a day when people redo something that didn't turn out the first time. It is a day when people give themselves or others a second chance. Mulligan is a term used... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:11:25 EST Very relaxed and ready to go good morning- have the house in order - planning to send a letter to my son giving him support for this doctor visit on Monday. He will get the knowledge if he needs another surgery and lose his ear. It will be a very hard visit for him. I am sending him prayers. He does not need any more str... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:07:18 EST 10/17/19 Keep on sparking! <BR> I stepped on the scale out of curiosity and saw it went down again. 179.2 down another 6 ounces! I am still not believing what I am seeing almost 61 pounds down. This is just crazy I found what works for me. I have that fear in me that I will hit a wall and it wont go... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 08:05:50 EST THE THIEF COMETH NOT, GOD'S BLOG- 10/17/19 <img src=""> <BR> Thou (art) my God, and I will praise Thee: (Thou art) my God, I will exalt Thee. Psalm 118:28 (KJV) <BR> ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,<BR>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Little children, it is the ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:58:54 EST Two days until the walk! The Richmond Out of Darkness Walk for AFSP is in two days, Saturday October 19th. Our team is doing great and getting closer to our goal! <BR> <BR> Suicide is a national health problem. The impact suicide has on the lives of family members, friends, co-workers and the community is devastating. T... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:57:53 EST Pot Luck We had a pot luck at work. It's fair to say this caused me a little anxiety. Would I eat too much? Would this throw me off my game? It was going to be a pasta bar with salad, appetizers, and dessert. <BR> <BR> I did great. I was hungry at 11:30 which is 45 minutes before my lunch hour. Ins... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:51:48 EST So much pain So I'm in physical therapy for pain. It isn't helping. It seems to add to my pain, but still I go and hope for the best. I'm supposed to get a membership to the local YMCA and use their pool to walk. I'm not sure how since walking is very painful. <BR> <BR> How is everyone else? Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:48:56 EST Focus on what needs to be done first Medicare signup time has begun and so many seniors <BR> to talk to before the enrollment period ends. And then <BR> there is all of the service work that also needs to be done. <BR> I need to focus on the most important goals first but not <BR> lose sight of the rest. <BR> That includes taking ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 07:39:59 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY 10-17-2019 Ready for Halloween-For-A-Champion? Here are 33 funny Halloween questions and answers you might want to use on Halloween day. Some are funny while some will make you laugh for their dumbness. <BR> <BR> Halloween Question: What do you get when you cross a werewolf and a vampire? <BR> Answer: A fu... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:57:27 EST Good Morning Well, here it is 7:30 a.m. I just woke up and Wee Pooch is looking at me bleary-eyed from the foot of the bed and probably thinking, but mom, why are we awake now! My old 100 year old house is quiet this morning... it must be calm outside, where usually the wind is blowing. It is so calm that I c... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:56:13 EST A widower went to a dance. A widower named Alex went to a senior citizen’s dance. There he met Ruth, a woman also advanced in years, and the pair danced every dance together. <BR> <BR> Afterwards they went out for coffee. As they walked home, Ruth said: “You remind me of my fourth husband.” <BR> <BR> Alex said: “Really? ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:46:35 EST Expect the Unexpected! I'd no sooner clicked the POST button on yesterday's blog when I remembered that DH had a doctor appointment in the city - at 8:30. We were already late but managed to jump in the car and hit the road within 15 minutes and then spent the rest of the morning in a waiting room - at least - I did. ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:45:27 EST I'm liking me So major steps this week and a small step back. I survived the sweets week. I didn't eat one doughnut. They hunters in our family enjoy them though. I think I'll bake some banana bread today instead. So they can have a slightly healthier option on the way out the door. Instead I had 1/2 raisin... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:31:33 EST Breaking the Floor!! Wilma, my scale and I are finally working together once again! I’m so excited! My weight had been creeping up all year. This morning I busted through the 250 lb barrier to 249.8. Never in my lifetime did I once think I’d weigh over 200 lbs yet here I am significantly more. <BR> <BR> Like so m... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:24:02 EST Happy Thursday Let's make this a great day and sail on into the weekend. <BR> <em>386</em> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:23:30 EST Thursday Funny I go to KFC to get the kids something to eat. They wanted the kids meal with a leg, so I said, "Kids meal with a leg." And the lady says, "Which side?" <BR> <BR> ME: complete silence as I heavily contemplate such an odd decision. <BR> "I guess the right side, I don't know what the difference is.... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 06:14:23 EST Thought and Prayer for Thursday, October 17, 2019 October 17, 2019 DISCOURAGED MINDS <BR> <BR> There are many ways we can get discouraged. We lose our confidence. We lose our enthusiasm. We allow someone or something to take away our courage. We lose heart. When discouragement happens, it slows us down and sometimes even stops us. Allowing our ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 05:56:25 EST Taking Action The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are....J. P. Morgan Thu, 17 Oct 2019 05:49:59 EST Sadness yesterday was a very sad day for me. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> My mother is not doing well with her health. She has pneumonia and a UTI. I could not be with her today, and I'm very sad. I wish that I could be by her si... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 05:23:57 EST I am nothing without you all! Do you know the voice of the Bridegroom? (Matthew 25:1-13; Hebrews 1:1-4; Revelation 19:7). <BR> <BR> “So Jesus said to them, ‘Because of your unbelief; for assuredly, I say to you, If you have faith as a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, move from here to there, and it will move and... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 05:22:29 EST Rotten, rotten, rotten night's sleep So windy last night that walnuts hit the roof all night long. I got up at first to see if something was going on in the house....Must try for a nap later. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 05:09:45 EST Keeping Fit, Mind and Body/Sewing!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Now I just need to buy a pair of boots!! Annnnnd... it's time to start making those scarves and scoodies and hats I've been meaning to make (crochet)!! First I'll make the kids and DH's, then I'... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 05:03:39 EST Day 7 of 28 Today is rest day. I did the recommended stretches. <BR> We are going to a Spa - short family holiday. Will stay there over night. Guess the breakfast buffet and cocktailparty in the pool will be a challenge... I can resist the cocktails, but not the breakfast. So tomorrow will be a cheat day <... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 04:49:45 EST BRING OUT THE BEST IN EACH OTHER <img src=""> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 04:16:30 EST Williamsburg, VA (2)... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Old windmills are just so cool!! <BR> <BR> Carpet from the ballroom in the Governor's Mansion: <BR> <img src=""> <... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 04:09:05 EST Back again to Lindsey Stirling <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 03:45:39 EST 16th October A retrospective! As this was yesterday's prompt <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <link><BR>edia/810489/october_2019.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> "Remember that things can change for the better" ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 03:44:35 EST Be thankful, get out and walk! <img src=""> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 03:35:05 EST Day 290: Favorite Halloween Cartoons <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do." (Eleanor Roosevelt) <BR> ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 03:08:38 EST Calories Within Range I'm on point and always aware of everything I do at every moment, everyday. That's truly the way to go !!! Thu, 17 Oct 2019 02:58:21 EST Stuck At Work Again It would be great to live in a world where people show up for work so I can go home. Stuck at work an extra 6 hours tonight. My check is going to be pretty sweet though Thu, 17 Oct 2019 02:55:46 EST So far, so good My strategy is working I think. Eatweeing protein earlier & distributing fat thruout the day is allowing me to stay just under limit. Won't know until football again this weekend. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 02:51:25 EST 10/17/2019 It has been well over 10 years since I signed up for this. Met a great group of ladies on the rosie o'Donnell site even longer ago than that. That was when we were in Florida, went to Iceland lost touch found them found spark people... moved to Germany same thing. Got regular with spark people... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 02:20:29 EST Good Old Days Follow Up I found this by accident. Just had to add it. <BR> <link> </link> Thu, 17 Oct 2019 02:09:40 EST Day 25 of this journey / 3 things I am grateful for today (October 16 2019) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today was shopping day - as our daughter was out with her worker I was able to go with hubby to Walmart to do this (was nice using my new walker and got in 1,200 steps !!) <BR> <BR> We got so... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 01:48:53 EST Good Old Days My Dad always had music playing in our home. I grew up hearing all types of music. Mills Brothers, Benny Goodman. All the band music. Dean Martin etc. Out of all the music I listened to, Mills Brothers were my favorite. They were way before my time, but that didn't matter. <BR> Here is one of th... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 01:44:25 EST Dogs ;-) 10/16/19 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Nanny Blakely & Tiger Cubs <BR> <link><BR>0Mbw1Sp0 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 17 Oct 2019 01:20:18 EST Beauty <img src=""> <BR> The beauty I see on my walks #oahu #islandlife #blessed Thu, 17 Oct 2019 01:18:08 EST Today is the Colour Blue It happens from time-to-time. Let us see if a good night’s rest will fill the bill. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 01:15:45 EST 10-16-19 Went up to Longmont to see the folks and celebrate Dad's 95th birthday. The people in my family live a while, that is true. I'm planning on being here that long or longer myself. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 01:15:03 EST Self control <img src=""> So I tried to snack on some Cheetos but almost ate the whole bag. 900 calories check ✅ yyyyyyyy😭 Learned a lesson... no need to be adventurous with the tastebuds. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 01:01:12 EST Rushed Wednesdays Wednesdays have now become my day of no exercise. <BR> <BR> I have a Bible study that meets for 2 hours, from 9-11 a.m. I get home, check the mail, fix lunch, eat, and then catch up on whatever reading I still have not finished for my night time Bible study group. All of this eats up another 2... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:44:46 EST #20 - Pope St. Fabian Pope from 236-250 A.D. <BR> Died: 250 A.D. <BR> Pronounced: FAY-bee-uhn <BR> <BR> How do we know he was pope? <BR> The Liber Pontificalis (“Book of Popes”) lists Pope St. Fabian as the immediate successor of Anterus. Church historian Eusebius, writing around 325 AD, confirms the same and lists h... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:35:23 EST BIBLE VERSE FOR THURSDAY IRREVOCABLE CONVICTION <BR> <BR> I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death blessing and cursing, therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live. <BR> Deuteronomy 30:19 When someone is convicted of a crime and sent to pr... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:34:51 EST 64 day countdoun to 6 years no added sugar(not one piece of pie, bowl of ice cream or cookie) and ar Its also 64 day countdown until my 2nd hip replacement surgery, 16 day countdown until my first ever international trip to Europe first 17 days in November celebration my 30th anniversary with my wife who is dealing with cancer very courageously. Good news so far as chemo treatments have worked... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:26:06 EST Cheating Well today I really wanted to cheat. It wasn’t going to be a cheeseburger or pizza kind of cheat, but a cheat none the less. Then I get a text from my coach remind us of the new diet orientation and weigh ins will be done on Saturday to see how we did on our 21 day detox..I swear I think this la... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:25:13 EST Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 16 <BR> Prompt: "Have someone teach you how to do something you've never done before today." <BR> <BR> [Teacher = Google! The new lesson = Find ways to recycle rubber gloves - Food bag tie, Finger puppets, Hair tie]. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:21:59 EST Weather It warmed up to the low 80s today. It is 69 outside and 74 inside. Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:17:30 EST BLOGGING AGAIN I was reminded today that I have not been blogging as much. As most of you know, I took a hard fall and was in the hospital for a week plus rehab for 3 weeks. I landed on the back of my head with a fractured skull (and many other things I won't go into). I came home last Wednesday and have ... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:14:40 EST Halloween Party So I will be attending a 50's party for Halloween at a memory care center. Dressing my father up with a leather jacket, white shirt, and jeans. <BR> I didn't have anything, so I went to Goodwill. I looked around for something like a poodle skirt and couldn't find anything. So I asked another wom... Thu, 17 Oct 2019 00:07:10 EST Wonderful Wednesday MAMADEE's Log: SP - Day 4927 <BR> <BR> HAPPY WEDNESDAY! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> With each new day comes <BR> new strength <BR> and <BR> new thoughts. <BR> (Eleanor Roosevelt) <BR> <BR> She sure had a way w... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 23:55:33 EST Blog <img src=""> A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. By: Albert Einstein Wed, 16 Oct 2019 23:53:24 EST The garmin is working well I've made my step goal each day for the last 8 days. I think it is cool that it makes some goals for you to reach as it learns your activity levels. I absolutely love not ever having to charge it. I don't have to take it off to charge, or remember to put it back on after. Good for a year, two lit... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 23:34:46 EST The COKE This whole thing started when we went to Cedar Point last month. I haven't been there in 20 years, but I was a HUGE roller coaster fanatic. There is NOT a roller coaster I will refuse. I expected some of the bigger coasters to not work this time because of the seatbelt that clicks into the ove... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 23:13:50 EST Small changes Sometimes with small changes it doesn't seem like I'm doing enough however that is my plan for getting fit, healthy and empowered..drastic overnight changes aren't always sustainable or honoring of the need to take it a step at a time.. <BR> <BR> Today's small changes: <BR> <BR> 1. Green tea wi... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 23:03:31 EST Revenge Revenge, 2011-15, ABC <BR> This show had everything - night time soap opera, psychological thriller, drama, over the top REVENGE. Picture this, the Hamptons, summertime. A beautiful, wealthy young woman, Emily Thorne, whose reel-real life name was Amanda Clarke (played by Emily VanCamp) shows up... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 23:01:11 EST Wed 10/16 hump day It's hump day. The weather is kinda funky. We have some sunshine, but there are also sprinkles coming down to shower us. The powerwall is at 90% right now, and I'm not sure whether it will go up further. Well, I hope it will, but... <BR> <BR> Have a great hump day today! <BR> <BR> *************... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 22:59:01 EST Thought for today 10/16 <BR> Take some time to rest and recover. You don’t always have to be so busy, pushing yourself so hard. Step back and take care of yourself. Those moments of self-care will add value, energy, purpose, and creativity to everything you do. Find a healthy balance and enjoy your life. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 22:56:47 EST 16th of October Good Morning! Start my day having a meal replacement shake and 16oz. of water. Then to do my Bible study. Did errands with DH. Spent time on computer visiting Spark People. Then to church and reading the Bible.Now home and finish catching up with Spark friends. Also must drink my last 3 glasses o... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 22:55:37 EST Correcting my thinking and Reinforcing Self Care We all know what we do wrong. Wrong behavior is often followed by negative feedback. That’s when my mind tells me that I was stupid, weak, lazy etc. I learned to stop the negative comments with counter punches. <BR> <BR> Negative thought. I didn’t exercise today. I’m just lazy, unmotivated and a... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 22:27:08 EST Wednesday Happy hump day, half way to the weekend. We have bad a very big change in temp, cold and rainy now. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 22:19:12 EST October 16th~Midweek already Molly had a great day today..after she got in trouble! Did a little computer time this AM..then decided it was time for her to go out with me to do water tanks and such. Well we got to the front door and she bolted for the bedroom , put herself in her kennel. Well ..if that is where you wanna be.... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 22:12:59 EST Fellowship Went to a Women's Fellowship tonight. <BR> We are discussing the book 'Love Is Patient But I'm Not'. <BR> It's a very accepting group as we recognize the humaness in each of us. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:57:47 EST Wednesday October 16 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> OK...big deal around here. We are in the process of purchasing a used 2018 Honda Clarity plug in hybrid with only 15,000 km on it. (Owner was on Salt Spring Island) We are trading in our two red... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:57:19 EST For A Stronger Immune System, Eat The Rainbow <BR> Eat The Rainbow <BR> <BR> Colorful Fruits and Vegetables are full of anti-oxidants. <BR> <BR> These Nutrients guard against free radicals, molecules that can harm your cells. <BR> <BR> To get a wide range, go for Oranges, Green Peppers, Broccoli, Kiwi, Strawberries, Carrots, Watermelon... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:47:37 EST It's All in My Mind I am really struggling with my eating this week. <BR> <BR> My mom is here, and we are having a good visit, but she is such a strict healthy eater. <BR> <BR> Even though I have been eating very carefully lately, I still feel myself rebelling. <BR> <BR> When she's not here, I know I have the fre... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:36:23 EST Need for peeps I am doing it. I have lost 36 pounds, but put back on 7-9. I have revamped my diet again to break through this plateau. I'm trying to eat healthy fats and proteins, which can be tricky as I don't eat meat. I'm taking my vitamins and notice a difference in my energy. I just need the motivation to ... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:32:43 EST Wednesday’s Words to Ponder <img src=""> Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:26:13 EST Fitness program I met with the fitness trainer at the gym and drew up my program. I worked out upper body and abs tonight. Legs will be next. It really has helped my confidence now knowing how to do it the right way. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:26:00 EST Furry friend confusion My babies are thinking that something is going on here. I'm not sitting where I belong and they all think they need me to pay attention to them only. I worked on a quilt I've been promising one grand daughter since she started high school. The top is already half done.... And of course I'm w... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:21:10 EST Every Diet Works For Somebody- Do You Want To Diet Your Whole Life? <img src=""> <BR> Every single diet out there works- for someone. My question is “Why do people go on deprivation diets unless they have an illness?” <BR> <BR> I found for myself and many of my clients that have los... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:17:56 EST Medical Diagnosis and My Journey Well, today was the day. I finally got a diagnosis of a DVT and a severe infection in my left calf. They've been treating me as if I had both for several days, but there was always hope that the condition would improve by itself and I could be on oral antibiotics. <BR> <BR> I was so upset afte... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:17:49 EST flip the negative to a positive i had a conferance call yesterday and mondy and there was a lot of negativity. the worst part it was all the whining and finger pointing. a few bad apples were spreading the attitude to others. i and a few others spoke up to change the direction but it did not work. my supervisor had to end the ... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:16:57 EST Better today... Went to bed early last night & slept straight through... much help. Funny, it's almost as if I don't have as much energy as I did 30 years ago... but it can't be that I'm getting older, I'm not old enough for that.... <BR> <BR> Anyway, got more done today. Wasn't a whirlwind of activity, but cl... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:11:28 EST Wednesday Work was crazy today but I made it through. Tomorrow is our celebration for our case managers and then halfway through today we realized we forgot Boss's Day!! So we'll present our 2 bosses gifts tomorrow during our luncheon. Then my daughter has her video EEG at 3:00. Ready to just get some ... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:10:24 EST October 16, 2019 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> I am so tired tonight. I slept okay last night, it's just that it was a later night getting to bed since I waited for Matthew to get home. <BR> <BR> My day started as normal with my workout. I had to get Jacob up early so that he could take his shower and then Matthew... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:05:15 EST A good week! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Though all weeks are good some good weeks are better than others and last week was just that! Before seeing "Les Miserables" we had dinner at Cafe Vico, needless to say one of my favorite restau... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 21:04:03 EST Cold Day We had another cold day taday. I wish it wouldn't be time winter. At least, tomorrow and Friday are gonna be in the high 60s ta the low 70s. We are gonna take the dogs ta the doggie park. Then go ta the lakes for a while. <BR> Jessie finally told me that bein' with Wade makes him think of ... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:59:58 EST Over Under Sideways Down (Am I the only one here old enough to remember that song?) <BR> <BR> it has been difficult in a lot of ways. My best friend's father passed away two weeks ago. But then online friend passed away, totally unexpectedly. She just had a baby less than two weeks before. She'd been through a lot and h... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:58:51 EST One and half weeks!! Joined 5% Fall Challenge on October 5th. I'm on the Firecracker Team. And the challenge has been great. My team mates are also Great. It's been fun, and what's even greater is so far I've lost 10lbs. The accountability as been the motive behind this weight lose I've been the same weight for ove... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:47:22 EST 2019 emoticon for how you feel today <em>524</em> Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:42:15 EST Water Fully hydrated Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:41:33 EST Blood sugar readings Good number today Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:41:08 EST Choose Your Hard <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm sure every one of us has heard or read this saying: 'Being fat is hard. Losing weight is hard. Choose your hard. <BR> <BR> 'And I'm like...Um, being fat wasn't as hard for me as they are su... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:35:16 EST Overweight & diabetic I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in March 2019. I fell & could not get up, the paramedics took me to the ER where I was diagnosed as septic from a bladder infection blood sugar of 599 & anemic. I was in ICU for three days then in a regular room for 2. Then I was transferred to a rehab cent... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:32:44 EST Wordless Wednesday - The brothers & me at the river. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:09:55 EST Wednesday's Laugh My husband was going on a diet, but when we pulled into a fast-food restaurant, he ordered a milkshake. I pointed out that a shake isn't exactly the best snack for someone who wants to lose weight. He agreed, but he didn't change his order. <BR> <BR> The long line must have given him time to mak... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:08:55 EST It's taking forever. Why is gaining weight effortless while losing weight seems all consuming????I've been losing weight for almost four years now and I'm down 105 pounds.the rub is I still have 150 left to lose.hopefully that doesn't mean another 6 years. How do you keep on keeping on? I know it's a journey... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 20:01:35 EST Whoohoo 10/16/19 First off..... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I did it! I got into the 170's! I am so happy for myself. For the first time I actually feel like this just might happen. <BR> <BR> I have been messing around with ... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:53:41 EST Send More Days Like This My Way Please! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wondering what may come tomorrow as today has been completely drama free! Just enjoying it while I can. So, here's how the day has gone: <BR> <em>296</em> ladies Bible study <BR> <e... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:36:50 EST Thinking caps One of the things about staying at Elaine's which concerned me [before I went] was a lack of internet connection.  Truth be told I didn't miss it.  The second thing that worried me was knowing she likes to watch TV whereas I don't.  I haven't had TV for years [by choice].  And yet it was quite fu... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:24:32 EST Does belonging to a team really help with weight loss? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I'm on 2 teams. The AWESOME A team, which is a part of the 5% Challenge. It runs for 8 weeks at a time, during the breaks these teams now stay active (though not it's usual fashion, but most t... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:21:44 EST Day 174 Almost all green on my Versa just might miss active minutes but achieved my steps per hour goal and have over 15K steps today. Got in a great double workout today went to the gym early enough to get both workouts in today. Macros were better today just a little bit more carbs than protein and fat... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:19:05 EST 2019 Goals Another beautiful day out. Treadmill and yard work. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:15:45 EST A New Car My old car was a 19 year old Subaru Outback. <BR> I really enjoyed that car. It had all the amenities for it's time. <BR> But when you know the car is on it's last's time to say farewell. <BR> <BR> So I went back to Subaru and bought the lower end SUV ....a new car. <BR> I was awed ... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:12:00 EST Sad coda to yesterday's blog entry A few hours after contemplating my mortality, as described yesterday, I was in my car, with the radio tuned to the local NPR station (it's either that, at 91.7, or sports radio at 97.1 on the dial, I rarely listen to radio stations playing music any more) and there a local story about a kid who s... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:11:45 EST Getting hit on before we even meet with the group on meetup? ugh! Getting hit on before we even meet with the group on meetup? ugh! THAT was in poor taste. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> hi everyone, <BR> <BR> I just joined yet ANOTHER New meetup group, 60 Fun and Single group... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:09:35 EST book shopping <img src=""> <BR> Books, I live to read fiction with my morning coffee. I go to the used bookstore. They give credit on my trade ins towards a fresh bundle of books. <BR> <BR> Here's what I bought today: <BR> <... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:04:14 EST Wednesday <img src=""> Wed, 16 Oct 2019 19:03:16 EST The life and times of Leighbunnie Day 1, here we go. I haven't worked on my diet in forever let alone use an app! However I've tried spark people before and I like it. I also quit smoking today! Lofty goals! Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:55:52 EST Weird, wonderful, whacky Wednesday Today was a much better day than yesterday. Yesterday was challenging but today things were back to normal! <BR> <BR> Getting ready for my weekend away from home. Looking forward to this trip. <BR> <BR> Yesterday I ordered some technology equipment for my classroom that seems to be something ... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:54:47 EST Day 11, 12, 13, 14, 15... A Rollercoaster of a Few Days Day 11 Was weigh in day, and I lost 1.7 lbs. I was super pumped, and proud, so I celebrated by going to the gym and running a 5k on the elliptical machine. I hit the 3.1 mile mark at 43:36. <BR> <BR> Day 12 was another good day. Stayed in my calorie range, turned down sweets, and ran another 5k ... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:52:43 EST it's wednesday a cool fall day here today. my daughter says hi to everyone. I had an incredible workout at the gym this morning. both budgie birds say cheep ,cheep! have a terrific day, everyone! Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:48:14 EST New Thing I Tried Yesterday I work at a University, and every year around this time I see an email offering 1-2 weeks of a free exercise class for women over 40. I always intend to do it, but I either procrastinate or forget until it's too late. Now that I'm doing my Couch to 5K training program, I rest on Tuesdays & Thurs... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:15:53 EST Crazy Day # 2 How can some one email me 10 times in one day. Driving me crazy. It's work related so I have to answer, but if I could, I would just delete them. Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:11:01 EST Hi <em>524</em> Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:51:38 EST Day 16 Been so busy today, I'm hungry and II could eat a cow. I have been sipping water all day. I am travelling tomorrow so trying to get things in order for when I leave. I guess I'll rest on the plane. I'm going to homecoming at Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. That's where I got my u... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:46:57 EST A Little Update Hey Sparkfriends! <em>213</em> <BR> <BR> I wanted to thank y’all for all the well wishes, advice and fussing at me (lol) about my recent health drama. I appreciate y’all so much. At my cardiologist appointment today, there were no ill findings. I’m calling my episode a MYSTERY. I’m both pe... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:34:36 EST Change of Venue There is safety in staying home, and having all your standard support props in place for a successful lifestyle and eating plan.... But sometimes you just have to leave home and live life, even if it means straying from what seems comfortable and/or easy to live a healthy lifestyle... <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:23:00 EST Hump Day Happy <img src=""> Wed, 16 Oct 2019 17:21:29 EST