SparkPeople Member Blogs These are the most recent public blog entries from SparkPeople Members. SparkPeople Member Blogs My husband inspires me I'm not really losing or gaining weight at the moment, which is okay because there are so many other moving parts right now, I just don't have it in me to judge myself at the moment. There is a pandemic. I have some lingering health issues from the delivery that I need to deal with. I'm trying to... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:18:30 EST Just 50 Years Ago <img src=""> Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:15:11 EST Quick update I haven't had much time to Spark. We put my brother in a nursing home. He has cancer. Hospice is working with him as well. I have been getting a few things out of his home to get it ready for winter. I have adopted his dog and the neighbors have taken in his kitty. Our mom is having a rough... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:06:35 EST Frigid Fridat Hubby and I opted to stay home from the football playoffs. <BR> We have been baking breads for market and I still had to <BR> move the stewing hens into the freezer and cook up the 2 <BR> we saved for ourselves. Staying warm trumped standing in <BR> the cold and wet. <BR> I listened to the debate... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:04:44 EST Happy Friday It’s Friday and I'm feeling very blessed... Family, kids, grandkids, and great great-grandkids are all doing very well, they are healthy, working and/or going to school whether in person or virtually... It isn’t what you have, or who you are, or where you are, or what you are doing that makes you... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:04:22 EST Weekends are the hardest part of my week as far as weigh loss is concerned Another weekend is here. I am worried again that I will gain weight this weekend. I have to make a change if I am ever going to make it through to Monday without a gain. I need a plan. I always let up on my efforts once Friday hits and I am "off" for the weekend without caring what I eat or getti... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:02:43 EST 10/23/2020 Quality is everyone's responsibility. <BR> W. Edwards Deming <BR> <BR> Quote of the Day <BR> All wish to possess knowledge, but few, comparatively speaking, are willing to pay the price. <BR> Juvenal <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> Love and fear. Everything the father of a family says must... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:02:31 EST Focus On Your Life Reset. Refocus. Readjust. Restart as many times as you need to. - Unknown Author <BR> <BR> Happy Friday! Let's focus on ways to feel inspired about living our best life today. Decide that today you will look for reasons to feel excited about your future. Think about all of the positive outcomes ... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 08:01:52 EST TGIF 10/23 Work wasn't so long yesterday. I got the urgent stuff done and today I can start testing the not-so-urgent files. These will be trickier since these are existing and I have to be careful not to impact production since these changes won't be going live until December. <BR> <BR> After the storms y... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:58:30 EST On the lighter side <img src=""> Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:52:00 EST Footwear <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National Croc Day <BR> Crocs came onto the casual footwear scene in 2002, after being created in Boulder, Colorado, as a form of a boat shoe. Known for bringing comfort and style together, their... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:50:48 EST In the middle of the night... Morning friends.. yesterday I awoke to the dinging of my message notification which has been going off a lot lately due to some upcoming events... but this was not one of those.. <BR> <BR> Some residual anger from a recent incident still lingers even though I am trying to work towards forgivene... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:44:31 EST Raining Cold Morning I finally snuck a workout in yesterday. I decided that I had enough time from the ending of my kids remote schooling to me making dinner. So I video called my best friend and I walked on the treadmill for 15 min. My best friend and I usually call enough other every day. She lives in Michigan and ... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:41:01 EST Preparing for Winter on the Lake and Remembering our COVID Summer Our power boat is winterized so now we can only experience the lake in our “quiet boats” <BR> <BR> For me that will mean bundling up if I don’t want to freeze. We are not as sturdy as our Canadian friends. Once a visitor from a town called “Medicine Hat” went swimming here in October. Our nei... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:39:20 EST Your Prayer Life. Your Prayer Life. Psalm 5:1-12. October 23 2020. <BR> <BR> <BR> ‘Give ear to my words, O Lord, consider my meditation. Give heed to the voice of my cry, my King and my God, for to you I will pray.” <BR> Psalm 5:1-2. <BR> <BR> <BR> As we continue to... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:36:57 EST Foggy... for a day. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning... Lots of fog this morning... <BR> <BR> We're going to have a rare but warmer day today, but our Fall weather <BR> will return once again tomorrow. This warm air is causing the ... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:34:44 EST How my week went with planned meals <em>490</em> <em>492</em> <em>551</em> <BR> <BR> I said that I would write how my week went with planning my meals ahead of eating them and I am. It went well! I would put all of my food in the tracker before I ate them and then I would try very hard to only eat that. It was a challenge... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:28:12 EST Refocusing Starting today, I'm going to recommit to my goals. I feel ready to start again and get back to tracking and doing what works for me. I had lost 30 pounds but slipped up and have gained almost half of it back. So I'm doing this for me, going to get back to tracking consistently and moving more. I ... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:27:38 EST Can short workouts hurt soooo bad!? I've discovered a few new youtube fitness channels, but today, I only tried Pamela Reif. <BR> <BR> I was thinking 20 minutes? I can do that, easy peasy! <BR> <BR> I did a 20-minute booty and thigh workout and........ <BR> <BR> My thighs were burning! I thought it would never end! My butt was h... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:23:57 EST JOKE FOR FRIDAY <BR> <BR> What part of the highway always freezes first? <BR> <BR> The cold shoulder Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:19:09 EST Thought and Prayer for Friday, October 23, 2020 October 23, 2020 BRAIN PROTECTION <BR> <BR> Our brains are created to hold a massive amount of information. Our brains our powerful but we only use a fraction of them. Whatever we put into them determines what we do in life. If we choose to put negative things into our minds, we will look at lif... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:17:03 EST Friday's Laugh - Already There <img src=""> Fri, 23 Oct 2020 07:07:59 EST Who is this Jesus the Bible talks about so freely? He said that His sheep(followers) know His voice. “The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him, to show unto his servants things which must shortly come to pass; and he sent and signified it by his angel unto his servant John: Who bare record of the word of God, and of the testimony of Jesus Christ, and of all things that he saw. Blessed ... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 06:54:52 EST TRUST YE IN THE LORD=GOD'S BLOG=10/23/2020 Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH (is) everlasting strength: Isaiah 26:4 (KJV) ====================================<BR> PRAISE YE the LORD, I will praise the LORD with (my)whole heart, in the assembly. Psalm 111:1 (KJV) ************************************<BR>********** Jes... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 06:41:12 EST TGIF! Happy Fri-yay! Have a great day everyone. <BR> <em>386</em> Fri, 23 Oct 2020 06:34:38 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY HALLOWEEN 10-23-2020 <img src=""> Fri, 23 Oct 2020 06:29:37 EST TRUST YE IN THE LORD=GOD'S BLOG=10/23/2020 <img src=""> <BR> PRAISE YE the LORD. I will praise the LORD with (my) whole heart, in the assembly of the upright, and (in) the congregatio. Psalm 111:1 (KJV) <BR> ========================================<BR>== <BR> ... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 06:13:09 EST Thu 10/22 quiet day Last night we had dinner at Kauai Ramen for our grandson's birthday. After that we had "brownie cake" at our house. Our grandson doesn't like "cakes," however, he loves brownies. So we had our favorite bakery, Ko Bakery, make him a brownie cake. He loved it! Anyway, we had a nice family gathering... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 05:47:09 EST Dream World I had a dream last night that I was in a beauty competition and won the swim suit portion. This is a really weird dream for me because I don't have a really great relationship with my body image, if you can imagine. It felt so good though. I think it's enough to motivate me for awhile. :) Not... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 05:42:27 EST Beaver Brook Nature Walk <img src=""> <BR> Wednesday’s nature walk was very enjoyable. Watch out for the acorns under the leaves. I felt the earth move under my feet a few times. Sometimes, the acorns can act like ball bearings and move whate... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 05:13:53 EST Surfing the urge (to overeat) Yesterday I had a phone appointment with my dietician who encouraged me to try to learn to 'surf the urge' when it's about cravings. It means that when I feel cravings or other impulses to (over)eat, I can just sit with the feeling and see it as if it is a wave, it comes, it becomes bigger, it re... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 04:49:12 EST Friday, October 23, 2020 I wasn't too active yesterday I was feeling so drained and for some reason my whole body is numb. I can't feel myself touch myself at all. I had a video doctor appointment already set up for this afternoon as a follow up from my ER visit a couple of days ago. My WBC was quite elevated at my ER vi... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 04:03:03 EST Friday jam I did get some nice Autumn pictures yesterday But I will give you a rest today. I hope the get you moving with this selection. Have a great day. <BR> <BR> Just to get you going <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </lin... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 03:55:06 EST STAY IN THE MOMENT <img src=""> Fri, 23 Oct 2020 03:37:03 EST jokes day 239 A programmer is someone who solves a problem you didn't know you had in a way you don't understand. <BR> <BR> This customer comes into the computer store. "I'm looking for a mystery adventure game with lots of graphics. You know, something really challenging." <BR> "Well," replied the clerk, "... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 03:14:13 EST Day 2: Moving Forward I'm in the most pain when I first wake up these days. My condition seems to improve as the day wears on. I'm trying to do a bit more, although admittedly it's not a lot yet. However, I feel I've made some important steps forward. My focus has been where it should be and I am seeing good results. ... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 02:58:18 EST Day 297: Halloween Cartoons <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "You achieve much once you stop telling yourself you can't do things." (Elizabeth Kadetsky) <BR> <BR> Hello, my lovely friends! <BR> <BR> You know I love the holidays and I was the same way wh... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 02:40:59 EST October 23 Woke up feeling restless, drank water, read a blog written by Annie's Adventures about her list of things to be grateful, did some chair moves then the Community Feed where KRISUA posted that avoiding some people for emotional is not a weakness but wisdom. DIVAGLOW chooses to be happy as its bett... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 02:29:20 EST I'm Gonna Bust This Plateau Even if It Kills Me Day 6 I was so sore after yesterday's medical massage. As in I have some very very painful places. I tried to help my husband move something for the kitchen remodel and I simply could not lift it. My muscles just hurt too much. I am hoping that I will sleep better tonight (last night was less than ... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 02:24:25 EST 10-22-20 They changed my antibiotic. The one I was taking didn't seem to be working. This one is stronger, with lots of side effects. It did knock out the larger infection, so I'm willing to take it again. For good news, we think we are seeing new skin in places. I will be so glad when this is healed. Fri, 23 Oct 2020 01:19:19 EST Overcast No sun today nice and kool Fri, 23 Oct 2020 01:08:19 EST Trainwreck Seriously. <BR> <BR> I’m like OMG. The WORST Presidential debate ever! <BR> <BR> Speechless right now. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:51:09 EST D47 R2 blogging - the bad Things did not go to plan today. Overslept - good(and bad??). Not eating with no morning plan for day - bad . Poor water intake plan-bad. Dentist appointment to clean teeth- good. Fast food and lots of it after Dentist- very bad(broke 4 week no fast food streak). Blogging about my day- gr... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:41:16 EST Friday's Funny <img src=""> Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:32:04 EST 22 of October My day was good. .I drank 64 oz. of water. I tracked my food and I walked outside for 40 minutes. Opportunity for appreciating Thankful Thursday. Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:31:45 EST 10/23/2020 TODAY'S TIP 10/23/2020 TODAY'S GUY TIP <BR> <BR> Dine With a Dude <BR> <BR> Want to stay on track with your diet while dining out? Leave your lady at home, guys. <BR> Strange but true: When men dine with women, they eat up to 93 percent more, according to researchers at Cornell University. <BR> "These find... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:28:27 EST A real Concert this Saturday My orchestra will be playing a real in-person concert this Saturday. We will not be our normal full orchestra but will be playing chamber music instead. Our venue is normally a lovely concert hall but they have closed down because of covid. A Baptist church graciously has opened its doors for ... Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:22:23 EST Weather Warmed up to 73 after 66. It is 69 outside and 70 inside. Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:18:19 EST Mean It <BR> When you say, 'I Love You,' <BR> <BR> Mean It. <BR> <BR> <em>26</em> Fri, 23 Oct 2020 00:09:58 EST Bible Study Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I sometimes feel as though this message has been long forgotten in our Covid-19 culture. Many seem so quick to assume, choose negative behaviors and decide that only their viewpoint is correct.... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 23:47:06 EST Northern Colorado Wildfires I have been very heavy hearted today more so than the last couple of months. The states largest fire in Colorado state history, the Cameron Peak fire is now at 206,000 acres for the time being it has slowed down a bit. Last week the Left Troublesome fire began yesterday it was 19,000 acres. With ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 23:40:34 EST Day 134 <img src=""> <BR> Cloud has been in a very annoying mood all. day. Eating plastic, throwing fruit, getting into the cupboard, stepping on my keyboard during class... Pretty much every annoying thing he ever does. I dis... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 23:30:38 EST 2020 Goals More rock laying and cement work Thu, 22 Oct 2020 23:29:58 EST Cozy coop My youngest got the chicken coop heater screwed into the wall so it's fully fixed now. The girls thanked us by giving us two eggs. They seem to like the heat and were not in a big hurry to leave the roost this morning when I let them out. They are girls after my own heart in that way. I am gl... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 23:24:16 EST 😢 It’s been 3 weeks since I’ve got to see my sweet Kenzleigh....... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 23:20:56 EST Thank you! <img src=""> <BR> I really appreciate the tips for working out in chilly weather that you all provided. <BR> <BR> I am extremely grateful for such a vast, welcoming community that is always willing to hear me out and ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 23:03:34 EST growing up politics never used to be like this I am so tried of all the politcal junk mail each day <BR> <BR> the phone calls <BR> <BR> text messages <BR> <BR> television and radio adds <BR> <BR> but most likely I am tired of the name calling and lies Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:55:35 EST 10/22/2020 🌦️. Walks, plank, Wii sports and marching in place, 3 of 12 wall push-ups, 2 of 10 core and upper body workout, 3 of 5 standing quad stretch, and chair yoga. 15,000+ steps. Today was a busy day. On top of that I slept in which was nice but threw my day off a bit. Chores took a back seat to my wo... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:50:55 EST Thankful Thursday My oncologist gave me good news -- don't need to see him for 6 months. <BR> Start each day with Church. <BR> Able to get exercise in the pool. <BR> Had a ZOOM painting class tonight. <BR> Temp to be in the 70's tomorrow. <BR> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:29:50 EST Hello friday - where have you been! I've started a blog post nearly every day since last week. <BR> So much going on in my head, so many thoughts and doubts about all things, me, work, my weight loss. Lordie. <BR> I haven't been sleeping well this week, brain is working overtime on all the things it thinks it needs to solve. <BR> ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:25:50 EST What I have been doing <img src=""> <BR> So I started changing my routine overall to stay busy. But at the gym I have made it so everyday at the end of my whole workout, I do my push ups and the plank. For now it is 10 push ups and hold pla... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:25:03 EST Woops 40 minute walk <BR> <BR> We had Burger King for dinner. I didn't know before hand so didn't save enough calories. Oh well. Whats done is done. Tomorrow is a new day. <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:23:39 EST Oct 22-A nice and getting cool day A quick trip to the grocery store..twas an adventure cause...they were re-arranging all of the produce displays. Produce was stacked in boxes with NO one knowing where anything was! <BR> We managed to wade our way thru stockers in almost every aisle..and get gone! Everyone was nice and pleasant b... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:21:50 EST Finding my wall This morning I popped my head into my husband's office and said I was heading out for a hike. When questioned I said I was going to do loops around the lake until I didn't want to go any further. <BR> <BR> It was a very crisp morning, those great fall mornings with just a hint of chill in the ai... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:20:09 EST Weaving runners Today I remembered the weft yarns and started weaving. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> An overall shot. This seems to be going well. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:16:25 EST Camping--a Time of Not Munching [Yes it's that time again for a weekend of camping. This week's temperatures: 70 high, 45 low. Next week: high 50, 31 low. Somehow I don't think I want to camp in the cold, even if the dog sleeps with me instead of his kennel. (I'm allergic, so even thinking about having him sleep near me makes m... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:15:23 EST When We Get What We Want, Is It Really What We Want? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Had my follow up with my surgeon today. I was hoping to be rid of the binder, but at least they gave me a new one, so now I can always have a clean one. Have to wear it for a few more weeks. ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:14:42 EST C.S. Lewis, the Great My favorite author is C.S. Lewis, and apparently I’m not the only one who loves his writing... <BR> <img src=""> Neil Gaiman, really??? <BR> <BR> And I’ll bet you would have never paired Stephen King’s name with his ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:10:08 EST DODGING LANDMINES Did a bit of that today and went back to some things that help me dodge those landmines: <BR> 1) Boiled eggs, peeled and refrigerated (ready for high protein snack on the run if needed), <BR> 2) Sugar-free Jello made (when I need to confuse the sweet tooth), and <BR> 3) Overnight oatmeal made. <B... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:10:04 EST Day 3 - St. Jude Novena In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> Most holy St. Jude – apostle, martyr and friend of Jesus, today I ask that you pray for me and my intentions! <BR> <BR> (State your intentions here) <BR> <BR> You are the patron of the impossible. Pray for me an... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:06:31 EST Hi Spark Friends. <em>524</em> all my Spark Friends. <BR> It's been a few good weeks with this challenge. <BR> <BR> I started the challenge at 206.00 pounds, today 195.00 pounds. <BR> My goal was 198.50. <BR> <BR> I'm eating in my calorie range most every day or very close to it. <BR> <BR> The <em>192</em>... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 22:01:19 EST Nice day to work outside We had a large cedar tree cut down this week and I was working on reducing the stump this afternoon. Getting a paver released from the trunk was hard, had to use an axe and remove the ones all around it. We planted this tree a year or so after we moved into the house from a small plant grown from... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 21:52:45 EST The Note. A woman, cranky because her husband was late coming home again, decided to leave a note, saying, "I've had enough and have left you...don't bother coming after me”. <BR> <BR> Then she hid under the bed to see his reaction. <BR> <BR> After a short while, the husband comes home and she could hear... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 21:49:40 EST Thursday Night I am very late today as I had an appointment and a rehab session after which we went to Destin and had a great lunch.. Things are looking up. Keeping focused for continued success. Hope all are having a great fall week! Thu, 22 Oct 2020 21:46:44 EST Thursday... Hope you had a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Thu, 22 Oct 2020 21:44:14 EST A Hidden Perk I found out about a "hidden" perk today. I guess one to the gals where I work has a therapy dog. During non-covid times, she takes him to a nursing home once a week. On that day, she brings him into the office. About once a week a therapy dog will be in the office since no one is allergic or ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 21:36:59 EST How much is too much The name calling is driving me crazy and it's not all at the national level. There is plenty of it going on locally and at the state level. Don't and do are the most confusing words they are all flashing around right now. <BR> <BR> I worked on the baby quilt and made some changes today but a... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 21:29:35 EST New Outlook On Life Good Evening and welcome to my blog today. <BR> <BR> Well as I am sitting contemplating what I should be writing about a few things c0me to mind. First it’s about exercising. We all agree a mild routine to keep our body moving is not a bad thing. But how do you make it exciting enough to keep ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 21:04:44 EST Day 52 Day 52 - 1.44 miles <BR> <BR> I didn't go for my walk until the supper dishes were finished. Because it was getting dark, I stayed on sidewalks. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The little white dot near the top is... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 20:57:10 EST Cold snap...or is this winter? We had such beautiful warm days this fall and suddenly it dropped below freezing last night. I walked both outdoors and indoors today. First, I met a friend for coffee and walked a bit....cold and windy. Later, after two zoom meetings I had to get out and walk again. The sun helped, but my bo... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 20:53:38 EST Today! Did okay on eating today. Emotional eating, but did not over do it. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 20:39:13 EST Thursday We had a very nice day of 78 degrees. Sunshine was out. Sat outside and enjoyed this evening. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 20:36:03 EST Sparked by my Spark Friends This has been a monumental week for me because I decided to become team leader of our team that was beginning to wane. I love my spark friends because they have been not just good friends but because they inspire, motivate and support me. As a team we all support one another. I am blessed to be o... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 20:34:37 EST 102220 moments Getting some light exercise done in the afternoon. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 20:32:41 EST The Senior Version <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> "Here for you now is a Senior version of Jesus Loves Me": <BR> JESUS LOVES ME <BR> Jesus loves me, this I know, <BR> Though my hair is white as snow <BR> Though my sight is growing dim, <B... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 20:20:02 EST A Week of Journaling: Exploring Mindset One thing I think I learned from this journey so far... is mindset really is key. It's the key to success. When your set on what you want, and work for it every day, another piece of your billion piece puzzle falls into place. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 22 Oct 2020 20:14:47 EST I won't quit I am going to keep at this. I lost 30 pounds and gained it back after injuries side lined me. I gained another 20 pounds when started quarantine. I have lost 14 pounds and have 8 pounds to go to get back to precovid weight. I am at my first plateau since starting. My goal is lose a pound a week s... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 20:08:59 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for October 22 and 23 Daily Inspiration: Start an "I am grateful for..." list and read it when you are feeling low. <BR> <BR> Lord, help me see things in a new light and understand that with a little effort I can turn my complaints into something positive. <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: For You, Lord, are ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 19:50:05 EST Thursday October 22nd Well, this sure got a workout today! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today I made: cooked soaked black beans, made brown rice, made soup stock from leftover (frozen vegetable peels, ends, etc of potatoes, onions, celery,... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 19:37:32 EST It's Not Just Covid Covid stinks! I think everyone can agree on that. And while I am sure that some of the weight that I have gained can be attributed to being hunkered down during the pandemic, I didn't get to being about a hundred pounds overweight overnight. This weight wasn't just another result of the pandemic.... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 19:32:10 EST Exercise Day 45 Leslie's Advanced Walk After posting this sign on my Feed I couldn't back out today: <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So I pushed myself and did was hard for me today, I feel worn out and it took me all I had to do it but I did. <BR> ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 19:29:30 EST Smile 4 Thursday <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 19:19:30 EST Imagine Thursday Before you fall asleep tonight.... <BR> <BR> ..IMAGINE <BR> <BR> IMAGINE.... a tomorrow filled with success <BR> <BR> IMAGINE.... how happy you will be <BR> <BR> IMAGINE .... eating healthy and drinking your water <BR> <BR> IMAGINE.... Exercising outside in clean air <BR> <BR> IMA... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 19:08:27 EST Calendar Girls Calendar Girls bloomed in theater screens in 2003. It was based on the actual incidents around .the local Women’s Institute (WI) local in the village of Knapely, Yorkshire, England. John, the husband of Anne, had leukemia & died of it. Her best friend Chris was close to both of them, & the ladies... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 19:07:23 EST Moving More I finally stopped coughing, sinus not Covid. So I was able to move more today. I was able to pinpoint specific areas of tightness. After looking up PT exercises, I found some ways to stretch that out. Now I'm moving more easily! I climbed 3 flights of stairs, correctly, instead of 1 step at a ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 18:56:38 EST October 22, 2020 Happy Thursday! <BR> <BR> It's been a nice quiet day. I didn't have to go anywhere, so I was able to just enjoy being home. <BR> <BR> Mike wanted to get up at 4:30, so I had the alarm set. He started tossing and turning before that, so I finally told him to get up. He supposedly had no covers.... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 18:50:22 EST Physical therapy Had some great therapy today. Circulation is so much better. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 18:44:48 EST Carpe diem Yesterday I was reminiscing and feeling happily nostalgic with fun and favorite childhood memories, so thank you for letting me just write away and sharing your own favorite childhood memories! I enjoyed reading them. Someone left the comment "Carpe Diem," and I thought....absolutely! What a posi... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 18:40:31 EST 46 Weeks, 2 days out All green on my Versa 2, achieved my steps per hour goal and have well over 18K steps today. Macros were better today but still need a bit more carbs. Great training session this morning. Tomorrow's training session is Legs/Glutes and 30 min walk on the mats since it's supposed to be cold in the ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 17:53:34 EST Proud I am drinking water daily without prompting myself. I am exercising at least 15 minutes a day. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 17:40:41 EST AWOL My local convenience store/Post Office is literally two minutes walk from my house.  My front door doesn't lock when you close it.  You have to use the key to lock it.  Not my decision - that's just how it was when I bought Base Camp.  The upside of course is you simply can't lock yourself out.  ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 17:33:49 EST Wednesday Thursday Easy week for work, getting some catching up done Thu, 22 Oct 2020 17:13:26 EST National Color Day Isn't it amazing how many national days we have to celebrate? Each month have a National Day for every day of the week. National Color Day focuses on the impact color has on each of us. The observance takes place each year on October 22nd. Color is powerful. It can affect a mood, draw attention... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 17:09:00 EST Weigh-Ins and Measurements I'm posting my weigh-in and measurements as I start anew and attempt to begin a whole new kind of weight-loss and rehabilitation program. It won't be like anything I've done before because my capability isn't the same as it has been in the past. I'm moving slowly and gently at first and being min... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 17:03:28 EST Beautiful Fall <BR> <BR> <em>479</em> The Fall leaves are getting beautiful here in Ga. They keep falling down making the lawn so pretty. <BR> <BR> <em>479</em> Today is national Pretzel day. They became popular here in the late 18th century, when Southern German and Swiss German immigrants introduce th... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 16:45:26 EST WooHoo! I am taking a vacation day tomorrow. Not doing anything but cleaning and laundry. Our oldest Daughter and Her Daughter are coming to the farm tomorrow evening and staying the night. <BR> Looking forward to that. It is suppose to get cold by tomorrow evening. Everyone stay weather aware!! Enj... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 16:32:53 EST Just another day sparking I tracked ALL my food I was under my goal again. <BR> I only did 2 chair exercises <BR> And I have just got 500 points on the bonus wheel <em>334</em> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 16:29:02 EST Good Bye Protein Powder! I used to drink protein powder shakes all the time. Throughout the years I have used vegan protein, Pea Protein, whey protein, soy protein, rice, organic and mixtures of these and others. <BR> <BR> When I went off the protein powders and then would go back on them for several days in a row, I ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 16:21:42 EST Covid is getting closer to home... Our son-in-law, who is a police officer, learned today that the son of a person he works with every day has tested positive for Covid-19 and has to quarantine for 14 days. Everyone in the office is being tested... we will just have to wait to see what happens. <BR> <BR> Then I talked to our dau... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 16:17:30 EST Day 1: Feeling A Lot More Optimistic & Making New Plans So I'm at the point right now where I'm feeling a little stronger and a lot more optimistic. I have a lot more motivation and ambition and I feel ready to begin again. There's going to be a lot of small gentle steps, but that's okay. I can't expect my body to be where it used to be and can only w... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 16:13:27 EST Spark has always meant a lot to me--all good things must end-- I just took the blog down titled "Yung No MO"---- <BR> Apparently it upset people--- <BR> I am so sorry-- <BR> I never ever meant it to be that way--- <BR> It was not meant to upset anyone -----I am part of a Chinese Family so it wasn't meant to be a "slight " to anyone--I do feel very bad!-... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 15:38:04 EST SKELETON SLAB PIE <link><BR>e-533518 </link> <em>423</em> <em>426</em> <em>423</em> <em>465</em> <em>333</em> <em>424</em> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 15:28:10 EST Reading It was heavily researched, on a weighty topic, and structured oddly. I don’t normally read historical novels, but this one won awards, and after 100 pages it began to come together. Never mind the title, it might put you off and that would be unfair. Today my husband sorted through a pile of ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 15:24:06 EST Odds and ends Groceries are taken care of for the week. Dad generally goes by himself unless I have An appointment in town in the morning. Then we go together. I am going to be having someone come in for a couple of hours each week and help with things like laundry and whatnot. It is through an agency, so the... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 15:21:27 EST Thursday I increased my bicep curls to 55 reps each side and it went well. I will continue that until I feel no stretching or effort. <BR> <BR> The annual furnace maintenance is tomorrow, so check that off for another year. My furnace had an expected life of about ten years and it is past twenty years... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 15:00:24 EST My wife and I verses the telemarketers My wife is very quick with thinking when someone calls. <BR> <BR> A number of years ago, as I've said before, a real estate agent called and said he'd like to sell our house. She said that we weren't interested, and told him she practically felt violated because he'd sell the house from under he... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 14:46:07 EST Day 296: Bike + Wind = Ughhhh I have nothing on my work calendar today, woo hoo! That almost never happens! <BR> <BR> <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> Annoyingly, my Garmin was acting up yet again this morning, I just couldn't get it to work right...then I realized it was at only 5% charged. Huh? I plug it in overnight, every ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 14:38:41 EST Thoughtful Thursday Working on my mindset. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ❤️ Grateful - <BR> Noise cancelling earbuds. <BR> Online ordering. <BR> I can name someone who loves me. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 14:33:33 EST Thursday, yuck. What a miserable day we are having, it has been heavy misting all morning and still in the 30's so it is really cold and damp out there. Here it is 1pm and I haven't even done the outside chores yet. The main reason is that we are going to open up some gates and let the horses and goats all in ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 14:29:18 EST Smile of the Day A woman answered her front door and saw a little boy holding a list. <BR> "Ma'am," he explained, "I'm on a scavenger hunt, and I still need three grains of wheat, a pork-chop bone and a piece of used carbon paper so I can earn a dollar." <BR> "Wow," the woman replied. "Who sent you on such a chal... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 14:20:28 EST painted rocks -glow in the dark <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 14:17:01 EST Walk-in tub! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here it is, freshly finished. We can’t use it till Saturday when the sealant is well set. I have a feeling that I won’t be the first one to use it. Husband can’t wait to try it with all the bel... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 14:10:04 EST Relaxed Woke up feeling pretty gpod Thu, 22 Oct 2020 14:02:05 EST Yearly check in! I had to go to the doc for my yearly check in for bloodwork, etc. I was so pleased that things are good. I may be unable to do the things I used to do, and carry more weight than I like, but medically things are good, better than last year, despite pain and other changes. That's something to reli... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:57:31 EST Super hero day <img src=""> <BR> Joy of working at an elementary school. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:49:44 EST Unintended day off ...... Woke up with an unrelenting migraine in the works. That explained my cold nose for the past week. It had gotten worse each day, and i tried to head it off .... and now I think the nutritional yeast may have triggered it. After researching the pros and cons of nutritional yeast, i learned that tyr... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:42:55 EST WELL, well, well.... I finished a 7 day cleanse and I feel pretty great. Here's the thing though, I love coffee, it transports me to being human. I did go through some nasty withdrawal but I was also very happy to see some good things coming from the cleanse, like my skin is looking great. I drank a small cup of jo... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:34:26 EST Today Well, I'm losing the pounds I regained, which is less fun, but at least the right direction. I tried a pilates video yesterday that was WAY too advanced but motivating. Then this morning in my email there was a 10 minute SP video for pilates for beginners, so I've saved that and am doing it tod... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:32:59 EST Control What You Can I'm finishing up Week 8 of teaching 8th grade during COVID-19. I'm in Wisconsin, which might set off some red flags for people who follow hot spots. In general, I'm a laid back teacher who is really flexible with plans changing, etc., but this year has pushed me to the limits. Sometimes I need to... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:24:57 EST Touching Base <img src=""> <BR> I've been experiencing some physical issues. I can't exercise and I have not been in the mood to communicate or share. I have a MRI scheduled for Nov 3rd. Im on nerve pain meds. It seems the symptoms ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:18:51 EST Eating Plan Evolution I'm gonna eat more. I've tried everything else. Why not? I ran around so much yesterday that I wasted calories on snacks that I keep stashed in the car. Pistachios and Pick me ups are for emergencies - not meals. So of course, I ate over my calorie range when I got home because I was HUNGRY. <BR>... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:18:30 EST POT OF SOUP Well, we are having some cooler weather and we have been eating a lot of heavy richer foods so I am making a pot of fresh homemade vegetable soup tonight. I have plenty of veggies in the bins. Hubby told me he wanted something really simple tonight. This will do it for us.. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:17:06 EST A new day I had to go get my great granddaughter; she needs me as much as I need her. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 13:14:01 EST Happy Thursday it's Thursday, sunny and still hot and humid in Southern Texas... <BR> <BR> Today is the birthday of my Mother and my first husband...both are no longer with us.... my mom has been gone 17 years, it just doesn't seem possible, just yesterday I had a fleeting thought I needed to call her for a re... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 12:57:53 EST Calorie Range Success! Okay, I'm at two days (Tuesday and Wednesday) of being in my calorie range. I cannot tell you how amazing this feels. It feels like a super big thing to me. <BR> <BR> I became best pals with ice cream for about 8 months this year and not only are the consequences of my best pal choice hangin... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 12:45:34 EST Word of the Day: adduce adduce \ uh-DOOSS \ verb <BR> : to offer as example, reason, or proof in discussion or analysis <BR> <BR> Examples: <BR> "She was tranquil, yet her tranquility was evidently constrained; and as her confusion had before been adduced as a proof of her guilt, she worked up her mind to an appearance... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 12:29:37 EST October 22 Tried calling my uncle in Pakistan he is 97 today. Only sibling of my parents who is alive, but no luck spoke to my aunt. Spoke on their answering machine several times. ALLYLIZZYY posted that she woke up, has clothes to wear, has running water & food to eat, so life is good. JUDY 1976 wrote abou... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 12:27:53 EST Again Spark Friends what are your answers? Is it feeling like fall in your area? Yes. We still have sunny days where we sit outside in the afternoon, but the highs are in the 50's F. It's dark in the morning and early sunsets. <BR> <BR> Are you doing anything different this month? I seem to be more tired, so I cut back on projects aroun... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 12:10:36 EST Red Berries - 10-22-20 There is an old wive's tale that if there are lots of red berries, it will be a harsh winter: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> J. S. Gamet got the photo above, and there are just enough berries to be a little concern... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 12:08:31 EST Oct 22, 2020 I was going to on and on about more problems since last blog but why bring them up. Things happen, that's life. What I have to learn is to let go and move on. <BR> The cup is half full, tomorrow is not promised, and you cant change what has happened in the past. <BR> I turned 62 on the 19th. ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 12:06:12 EST Homemade is Always Better Homemade chicken and egg noodles for supper the night before last when the high was 59 degrees. More carbs than I should have but my daughter and grandson really wanted me to make them. I only ate about a cup....they tasted so good...and it wasn't too bad when I logged them. Yesterday and today t... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 12:05:14 EST Thursday Trying to get some things done at work. Grateful to be available for His purposes. <BR> <BR> Blessings Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:56:09 EST Daily Affirmation for Thursday, October 22, 2020 " I Live a Life of Bold and Courageous Action." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie <link> </link> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:50:41 EST Day 42: In A Lot of Pain <img src=""> <BR> Nothing has been easy to accomplish lately. I have kind of been taking it one day at a time. I wear out easily since it takes a lot of energy just to do basic tasks. I do feel I am making some progres... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:37:28 EST Thursday October 22, 2020 Thursday October 22, 2020 <BR> Journal/log entry <BR> <BR> Weather: Cloudy, dark and dreary outside, but warm for October. Temp 63 degrees with a warm wind blowing. <BR> <BR> Wednesday's log: Wednesday went pretty well. Although I woke up and talked myself out of going swimming. I just d... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:26:37 EST Thursday’s Words <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:26:04 EST just sayin’ … are you a victim??? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So far … so good on the well. The hauled in water has stayed level with the pump working just fine. <BR> <BR> More from Steve #61: <BR> <BR> Fat people see themselves as victims. <BR> Fit peop... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:22:25 EST A Favorite Family Hike - amid covid The family would find ways to keep active and out in the fresh air amid this pandemic. <BR> Most places being closed or restricted -even the play grounds roped off- we would find crazy paths or trails to follow ... see where they led us .. <BR> This is one of our longest and most interesting hik... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:18:37 EST Caramel Pecan Pie Hello Sparkfamily, The holidays are upon us so remember, you can enjoy all things in moderation! And with that in mind...Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 1 (9-inch) unbaked ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:18:28 EST Snow Snow and more Snow 2nd snow fall is here and I am thinking it will be going all day. Translate that to: my exercise for today will be shoveling. <BR> <BR> I am bummed that so much has fallen, first snow fall was close to 6 inches and this morning there was at least 4 and it is still coming down. <BR> <BR> Fresh ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:15:03 EST My Adventures in Spark Land....Learning they should be fun. 'Steer me to an autumn path to travel all alone. Falling leaves the finest company, wrestling in my heart like home." ~Angie Weiland-Crosby <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was reminded of a saying I've heard a lot. What I was reminded of it's Not the journey that is important! What is important is the adv... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:11:35 EST KIDS... it takes all kinds. LoL <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Yes... this looks so familiar... doesn't it? <BR> <BR> I was "The Middle Child"... <em>18</em> <em>43</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 22 Oct 2020 11:11:24 EST Shooting Stars Thought for the Day <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:56:35 EST 4.5 months Sparking, feeling great This is my first blog post, but I realize I want to track this journey. I’m 4.5 months into Sparking, I’m down 16 pounds. The 5% challenges have been amazing for me. I love the accountability, team aspect, and competition. Nothing motivates me during a tough workout quite like imaging my name com... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:47:45 EST The Extra Mile One of the most important principles of success is developing the habit of going the extra mile. <BR> Napoleon Hill <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:45:49 EST Ooops! Slam on the brakes As I might have mentioned before, my discipline for diets or challenges is usually short-lived. My motivation goes out after a week or 2. Well I am now on week 3 of the 5% Fall Challenge. For some reason this seems to be a tough week for me. Not sure is going good and so far I like my... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:45:44 EST Oh deer, oh deer! I'd rather see these deer in the woods or farmers fields but unfortunately they have become suburbanized. The two grayer colored deer in my feed picture were born here this year on my street in the backyard of the "hoarder house". I may as well give them names as I recognize individuals. <BR> <B... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:43:33 EST Thursday Treadmill and dog walk complete (DH came on the walk with me and the dogs). Furnace people are on their way to fix the heater that has been out since last Friday. I have my granddaughter until 4 p.m. (She is at pre-school now from 8:45 to 12:30). Hope you have a wonderful day. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:43:02 EST Blessed Most people know that my husband was diagnosed earlier this year with prostate cancer. Then the pandemic hit so his treatment was out on hold. In June he had radiation seed implants placed into the prostate. They basically give off a little bit of radiation everyday for 10 months. <BR> He had so... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:39:40 EST 10/22/20 You Make a Difference <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Even if you don't always feel quite in the swing of things, remember that you are beautifully unique and perfectly suited to make a difference right where you are." Theresa Sanders <BR> <BR>... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:36:06 EST Bounce Back from Tough Times October 22, 2020 By Jane Powell <BR> <link><BR>from-tough-times/ </link> <BR> <BR> “A lesson from the lawn.” <BR> <BR> Imagine if a blade of grass decided it had had enough. It was done with having its head snipped off every weekend and its seeds – its f... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:26:49 EST Thursday's Words of Wisdom <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:10:15 EST Candy watkins <img src=""> <BR> Yes. All I need. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:08:21 EST Could have been worse I suppose After a week of far too many poor choices it came time to pay the piper. I stepped on the scales this morning (Thursday) and saw a net gain from a week ago of 1½ lbs. <BR> <em>39</em> <BR> <BR> Oddly enough this has motivated me. <BR> <em>521</em> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:07:24 EST Candy Hello everyone. Todays a great day. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:06:07 EST On the lighter side <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:03:56 EST 10/22/2020 Got up and did it anyway! We got home later than usual last night so I ended up oversleeping this morning. I thought about skipping my workout because I was running behind schedule, but I decided to exercise anyway. Having a short workout time helps because I ended up telling myself "it's only 15 minutes, and I don't want... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:03:37 EST 2020 HEY SPARKERS GREAT THURSDAY WORKOUT CHECKED MY MACHINES TODAY hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had good workout stayed away from the ab and leg extension they hurt my hernia left them alone today feeling lot better not hurting what are you all doing today let me know then came home fixed hubby breakfast plates 4 then fixed my turkey burgers now eating lun... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 10:01:27 EST My morning errands... ...are done. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:59:48 EST Tub day! Windows are open, fans running, mask on, keeping my distance. Woohoo, we’re so excited. We ordered this deluxe walk-in tub months ago but put off installation due to Covid. I finally decided just to go ahead and get it done since things won’t likely be better for a long time to come. Lol, one o... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:38:35 EST day 2 of no sugar wow I cant tell you how tuff it was on day 1. hubby eating candy cookies donuts and me wishing and thinking I cant do this but did. today looking for vegies and a few fruit I have maybe 10 dollars to spend <BR> sun is out first day in a week so jogging this morning tempts in the 60's <em>590</em... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:35:23 EST Standing abs & Cardio Pilates!!! I really didn't feel like exercising today! I was thinking just do a dance workout or just settle for Leslie Sansone but my eyes fell on a 10-minute standing ab workout, so I started with that. <BR> <BR> Then I felt maybe I should do another shorter workout but my eyes fell on an Ellen Barrette ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:27:05 EST Weather Another warm start high 50 sun is out and the morning fog is going away will be a great day in NEPA to get outside and enjoy Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:21:59 EST Thankful Thursday !!! Wonderful day yesterday .. Hoping for a good day today !!!! <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... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:14:12 EST Thankful Thursday I am thankful for so many things and today I will reflect on my blessings. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:13:21 EST weight and BF% update, notifications I weighted myself today, and both weight and body fat % are down a bit. Weight is 64,1 kg and BF% is 27,5 - first time since I gotmy smart scale when that number goes below 28%! <BR> <BR> I still want to get the latter down, not sure where I will be happy, but I assume I need to get is at least ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:13:12 EST I am back as a calorie counter! After being vegan, whole food plant-based, keto, I am back counting calories. I have been on track for over 22 days and have lost 20 pounds. I won’t be tracking my food on Sparkpeople but will be occasionally blogging. Want to build a support network of like-minded people. People are not eating a... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 09:01:47 EST Knowing Your Value and Self-Worth <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Knowing Your Value for most is an emotional subject, and when asked people are often confused as to how to answer. It is far easier to identify when you don’t feel valued, respected, or apprecia... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:57:56 EST Worthy of Love Hi 👋 Spark ⚡Friends 👫- I am worthy of loving myself. My self - care of drinking more water, eating healthier lighter wholesome foods re ignights the playful, joyous singing loving living child worthy of unending smiles, curiosity and courage to be. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:55:50 EST 10/22/2020 morning run 1,28 miles <BR> <BR> I keep at 8 laps twice a day with this and my morning run it totals to 4 miles a day. my husband doesn't want me to go over that. <BR> <BR> 8 lap walking round 1: 1.57 miles <BR> <BR> 8 lap walking round 2: 3.07 <BR> <BR> calories burned 975 <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:55:03 EST Thursday's Advice - Fluff Out Your Tutu! <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:49:10 EST A beautiful day It's a beautiful day here today. Even though there is no power due to some electrical work being done in the building, that is okay with me and my daughter. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Thank you for your well wishes on my day in the spotlight! I will definitely be enjoy... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:47:03 EST Small victories I made it on to my stationary bike for 33 minutes last night. Oh I am out of shape. I picked a 30 minute program I had no trouble doing before which gradually increased resistance to 5 and then back down. I made it to 4. That in itself is a small victory but also showed me the work I must do. My ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:45:45 EST Being Content <img src=""> I went for a ride with a friend yesterday to look at fall colors. (SHe is tested weekly for covid and we wore masks the whole time) It rejuvenated me to see the beauty so close to home. <BR> As I have men... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:27:47 EST Zoom meeting <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:27:09 EST Halloween fun <img src=""> <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:26:40 EST Now for a little politics . . . <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:26:28 EST Kneaded this <img src=""> my daughters complex has its first covid case and not saying who or what floor. I’m thinking if one more person gets it moving her back here again for awhile until the wave passes. our Governors orders we... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:19:40 EST A Love Story-Tragedy Turned Triumph Actors are those who portray real life stories of ‘real people.’ It was 2004. The phone rang. It was our youngest, our ‘miracle baby.’ "Mom--come up and spend a night--there is a movie that you have to see but I want to watch it with you!" <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:15:26 EST Cat litter & eggs All that’s on my grocery list for today! Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:11:20 EST Just going with the flow Morning friends. Yesterday was a backwards day. Did a split shift at work, then did a night time #cko class. Had a townhall call for work, the longevity of our company has been confirmed.. we will make it through this mess.. but my current reduced hours will last well into the new year for sure... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:10:42 EST Day 151: Reflecting <img src=""> <BR> This post is less about my weight loss journey and more about my journey through life over the past 5 years. September and October are hard months for me. Late September 2015 we were in Texas buryin... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:03:48 EST And then it was Thursday .. Hmm .. the week has flown by .. a whole bunch of stuff .. that really didn't matter much .. meetings at work trying to breathe life into our business .. <BR> <BR> meetings with my friend the candidate for mayor in our city .. <BR> <BR> meeting with the lawyer to transfer the title of moms hou... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 08:01:48 EST Cold hangs around So glad we butchered the last chickens yesterday despite <BR> the rain and cold wind. Hubby says we are done for the year. <BR> He and oldest son cut the last of the cabbages and I have <BR> 45 heads or so on the front porch. At least they should keep <BR> as we covered them last night. <BR> A ve... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:50:09 EST 10/22/2020 There is nothing permanent except change. <BR> Heraclitus <BR> <BR> Quote of the Day <BR> Of all human activities, man's listening to God is the supreme act of his reasoning and will. <BR> Pope Paul VI <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> Love will find a way through paths where wolves fear to ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:49:38 EST COVID & morning part 2 good morning - what a day yesterday. DH is very stubborn and spent most of the day in his office watching TV - not talking. In the evening, he calmed down. I reassured him that COVID is a threat to our lovely future of traveling during the twilight of our lives. He says he just wanted to hel... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:33:49 EST I peeled my apple shape! After maintaining my weight for several years going up and down 4 lbs at a time and not getting close to losing by God’s grace I have lost 23 lbs since January 2020 and maintained it for two months! <em>334</em> How was I finally able to do it? First of all the Lord gave me victories day by day... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:28:03 EST COFFEE CUP THEOLOGY <BR> <BR> In everything give thanks! Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:28:03 EST Life Changing Prayer. Life Changing Prayer 1 Corinthians 3:10-15. Oct 22 20. <BR> <BR> <BR> “Each ones work will become clear, for the Day will declare it, because it will be revealed by fire, and the fire will test each one’s work, of what sort it is.” <BR> 1 Corinthians ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:23:39 EST ~ WELCOME to a THOUGHTfilled NEW DAY ~ <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>542</em> <em>424</em> <em>542</em> <em>424</em> <em>542</em> <em>424</em> <em>542</em> <em>424</em> <BR> <em>424</em> ~Waving Hi~ ITs a BOOtiful Thrilling T... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:22:44 EST BUT WITHOUT FAITH=GOD'S BLOG=10/22/2020 But without faith (it is) impossible to please (Him) for He that cometh to God must believe that He is, and (that) He is a rewarder of them that diligently seek Him. Hebrews 11:6 (KJV) ====================================<BR> Oh that (men) would praise the LORD (for) His goodness, and (for) His... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:15:41 EST Thursday Thunderstorms I was woken up before the alarm by the thunderstorm this morning - luckily, not too far before. <BR> <BR> Work continued crazy yesterday - at first it looked like I had fixed all the issues, but when I ran some data dumps, I could see something was wrong. Took me most of the morning to find the... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:08:18 EST insurance we are going to do the counseling bit. our intake is in December. I tried calling health provider and long wait times for appointments. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:05:24 EST Purple <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Wear Purple for Domestic Violence Awareness Day <BR> Taking place during National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, the goal of the day is to raise awareness about domestic, spousal, and teen d... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 07:04:20 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY HALLOWEEN 10-22-2020 <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 06:51:53 EST BUT WITHOUT FAITH=GOD'S BLOG=10/22/2020 <img src=""> Oh that (men) would praise the LORD (for) His goodness, and (for) His wonderful works to the children of men! Psalm 107:21 (KJV) ====================================<BR>====== Ye are the light of the worl... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 06:47:28 EST Get the Sass on-- <img src=""> <BR> I am off to Sudbury--- to the Eye DR.--- <BR> Son #4 will drive me there and back-- <BR> <BR> I hope that Himself can manage here alone , with the Germans and Sushi-- <BR> If you see him, when yu l... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 06:44:29 EST Happy Thursday I'm really looking forward to the weekend... already. <em>40</em> <BR> <em>386</em> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 06:43:31 EST Bibimbap I made Bibimbap for dinner last night. I took me a good part of the day and 613 calories but boy was it worth it. I had this once when I was a kid in a Korean restaurant and remembered it fondly. My family enjoyed it to but didn't have the extra boost of nostalgia to throw it over the top for... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 06:30:43 EST Thought and Prayer for Thursday, October 22, 2020 October 22, 2020 OBEDIENCE <BR> <BR> Why is it so hard for most people to obey? Maybe because of human pride. Maybe because we think our way is better. Maybe we believe we will not get caught or suffer the consequences. Whatever the reason, we see others (and ourselves) living in disobedience fr... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 06:28:55 EST National Nut Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always October 22 <BR> <BR> Many of the October holidays center around Halloween and pumpkin themes. However, there's ample room on the October calendar for plenty of ho... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 06:09:57 EST Sad, but funny!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Let's do what we can to spread random acts of kindness everywhere we go. Help restore faith in the human race. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Thu, 22 Oct 2020 05:57:31 EST Lost count on "I Quit Sugar" <img src=""> <BR> Because it's a habit!!! 350/210 Thu, 22 Oct 2020 05:54:59 EST Joke time Strange new trend at the office. People putting names on food in the company refrigerator. Today I at a tuna sandwich named Linda😂 Thu, 22 Oct 2020 05:25:30 EST 7 Proven Reasons to be Thankful! <img src=""> <BR> It's Thankful Thursday- <BR> Every day there is so much to be thankful for. Here are 7 proven reasons to be thankful: <BR> 1. Gratitude opens the door to more relationships. No one wants to be aroun... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 05:25:23 EST Thankful Thursday Good morning... If you are reading this, it means that you have been blessed with another day; another day to be thankful; and another opportunity to show love, appreciation, and compassion to those around you without fear… Fear, overcoming it isn't just about doing what scares you, but having th... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 05:00:16 EST Rattle <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 04:02:39 EST DON'T BE THE REASON <img src=""> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 03:33:09 EST More music and fall <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeopl... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 03:10:33 EST The body of Christ needs YOU, and YOU, and YOU! We are incomplete without God, and one another. “Diverse weights are an abomination to the LORD, and a false balance is not good” (Proverbs 20:23). <BR> <BR> “There is desirable treasure, and oil [very fruitful] in the dwelling of the wise, but a foolish man squanders it [to be led astray]. He who follows righteousness and mercy finds life, ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 03:04:35 EST I'm Gonna Bust This Plateau Even if It Kills Me Day 5 I had a medical massage today. Or as I like to call it, medically sanctioned torture. ;) Extremely painful but I managed to suck it up. I felt so depressed afterwards . I guess this is normal for some people. An emotional release, I guess. I am pretty sore tonight. It didn't hit me until m... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 02:46:18 EST D43,44,45&46 R2 Adjusting Feel like I have made no progress since getting home from vacation Saturday morning. It was super active 3300 hay bale throw 7 hay delivery's the first three days. Fatigued, just six hours sleep the first two nights. Making some poor nutritional decisions not having time to prepare meals. Wint... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 02:27:46 EST jokes day 238 The function of a computer expert is not to be right about more things; it is to be wrong for more sophisticated reasons. <BR> <BR> Why is Christmas just like a day at the office? <BR> You do all the work and the fat guy in the suit gets all the credit. <BR> <BR> Son called this morning while w... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 02:21:13 EST Thursday, October 22, 2020 I had an okay day today, other than going to Lowe's to buy a thermostat I stayed indoors. I got a few things done around the house. <BR> <BR> My thermostat was saying replace batteries. I had no idea it needed batteries to begin with. I replaced the batteries and it still said to replace the bat... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 02:06:44 EST 10-21-20 I've been taking things slow today. I'm glad I don't live in the mountains. Generally, that is because of the snow and extra cold up there. This year it's wild forest fires. I don't think I'd do well evacuating and living in a shelter. Been there, done that, have bad memories. The leg did what it... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 01:35:45 EST Day 296: My Love For Witches <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Stop talking yourself out of the life you want most." (Terri Trespicio) <BR> <BR> <BR> Hello, my spooky friends! <BR> <BR> Why witches??? While some people might think of witches as evil, I ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 01:18:05 EST Passengers <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Passengers crashed into theaters in 2016.The movie is set in the future ... how far? No information. All we know is the Avalon sleeper transport to planet Homestead II. It carried a crew of 258... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:52:54 EST Peepers Leaf Peepers to be exact. We decided to drive the river road north to south and see the leaves. Even though it was cloudy/overcast it was our last chance. <BR> <BR> A fast, but legal, drive north about 2.5 hours to Effigy Mounds National Park overlooking the Mississippi. <BR> <img src="http://p... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:28:33 EST Thursday's Thought "Non-violence leads to the highest ethics, which is the goal of all evolution. Until we stop harming all other living beings, we are still savages." <BR> <BR> <BR> Thomas Edison Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:28:21 EST Day 133 <img src=""> <BR> I'm starting to feel like my normal self again! My legs feel normal again, so I did 35 mins of dancing and it only felt as difficult as usual. I went on my usual walk, but my boyfriend came with me an... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:25:18 EST 10/22/2020TODAY'S TIP 10/22/2020 TODAY'S TIP <BR> <BR> Add Coconut Oil to Rice <BR> <BR> Good news for carb lovers: Scientists discovered an easy way to slim down any bowl of rice by as much as 60 percent! And the best part is that you don't need a fancy lab or a PhD. to make the slimmed-down dish. <BR> Here's how t... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:23:39 EST Weather Warmed up to 73 after 66. It is 69 outside and 70 inside. Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:23:18 EST Help! I just can’t get this! It’s 9pm and I’m giving myself a pep talk. Tomorrow is a new day, you will sticbto the plan. Log what you eat, stay within the calorie range, exercise... Morning comes and I begin with the excuses... too many to write. I just cannot get started and cannot stick with it. How can I change my ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:16:16 EST Don't Believe...................... <BR> Don't believe all you hear,---------- <em>525</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> spend all you have,---------- <em>528</em> <BR> <BR> or sleep all you want.---------- <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> <BR> Think of the consequences if you do---------- <BR> . <BR> <BR> Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:10:36 EST Turning cold This morning as I was getting ready for work there was a torrential hail storm outside. I'm not one to enjoy cold weather so I wasn't pleased. I let the girls out of their coop and fed them their breakfast. With 2/3 of their run covered I was glad they would have shelter from the storm. As I ... Thu, 22 Oct 2020 00:09:40 EST Wonderful Woman Wednesday Wisdom <img src=""> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:46:21 EST 21stof October Had a nice day. I walked 45 minutes outside and 45 minutes inside now I drank 64 oz. of water. I tracked my food and I completed a successful day. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:38:33 EST 21stof October Had a nice day. I walked 45 minutes outside and 45 minutes inside now I drank 64 oz. of water. I tracked my food and I completed a successful day. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:38:33 EST 102120 moments 2 more squash, cooked up, frozen and mess is cleaned up Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:38:33 EST My Favorite Book’s 70th Birthday <img src="">Last week commemorated the 70th anniversary of the publishing of C.S. Lewis’s “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe”, the first of the Narnia books to be written, and probably my favorite book of all time... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:28:29 EST The sun came out! We have had rain all week so far but it was so nice this afternoon when the rain had stopped and the sun actually came out. Guess what I did......I headed out for a power walk. I only wore a long sleeve running shirt with a vest bit 15 minutes into the walk I had to unzip the vest and wrap it aro... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:28:02 EST WooHoo October 21st and my Ballot is counted <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I received an e-mail this morning saying my mail in ballot (sent from Canada) has been received and will be counted in the elections. So glad they started providing this service so you can find ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:26:15 EST Getting frustrated by my doctors lack of response 50 minute walk <BR> <BR> We walked up and down the aisles of the grocery store. It is flat so easier on my legs. I just go back and forth. <BR> <BR> My doctor didn't call like she was supposed to. My appointment was for 2. At 2:15 the office girl called and said it would be closer to 3. Then n... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:16:30 EST Newest drama but also good stuff lol <img src=""> Okay I'm not sure what I should write about first the good or the bad? I guess I'll just start talkin. So if anyone has been following my blogs or me in general you would know that my son's father and I ar... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:11:42 EST NSV Had a great day yesterday and was able to stay within my calorie range. That probably sounds small but I haven't been successful with remaining mindful enough to get there. If I was within my calorie range it wasn't by much. There were struggles and the cheetos were talking to me but I kep... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:10:42 EST Oct 21-Whadda day! It would take hours in the telling and ya'al would be rolling on the floor laughing..but I am so tired I can barely tis a tale for another day! <BR> Suffice to say it was a day when every turn had a twist to it. <BR> I spent too much of today in the car ..although a necessary evil at tim... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:07:43 EST Week 5 - Weigh-in: Went to Utah and weight still going down! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Evening! <BR> <BR> It's the end of week 5 and had a lovely visit to Salt Lake City, Utah. Salt flats or Mountains, seems to be no in-between in that area, but well worth the visit! Act... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:05:19 EST Guided Meditation - On Living Fearlessly - 15 min. <link><BR>27YjwIY&feature=emb_logo </link> <BR> <BR> Take care! Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:04:03 EST Determined I have started losing again. I am determined to get down below 200# by Christmas. I have a plan. DH hasn't sabotaged me in well over a week. I will do this! <BR> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 23:01:22 EST Happy Birthday To Me!! Well, I am officially in the last year of my 40's. It has not be a kind or easy decade for me. <BR> I keep waiting for things to get better, but so far each year has gotten progressively worse. <BR> <BR> I want my 49th year to be the year that I shed a good portion of my excess weight, if not... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:51:19 EST DRAGON <img src=""> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:50:35 EST 10/21/2020 The reward for work well done is the opportunity to do more. <BR> Jonas Salk <BR> <BR> Quote of the Day <BR> If the world seems cold to you, kindle fires to warm it. <BR> Lucy Larcom <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> Love has a tide! <BR> Helen Hunt Jackson <BR> <BR> Art Quote of the Day <B... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:30:44 EST Grateful and Blessed I am grateful and feel blessed that I was able today for the first time make my own low calorie, low carb chicken meal. It turned out great. I feel good that it is good for me as well as taste good. <BR> I am grateful for the changes I see in my clothes with the way they fit. I have come down ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:29:51 EST 10/21/2020 Day 351 - 🌤️. Rest and weigh day. Gained 3.8#. Walk, Wii sports and marching in place, 3 of 5 standing quad stretch, and chair yoga. 15,000+ steps. Was not to happy with this gain. But am excepting it and moving on. Calories are high. But this is normal as I allow myself things I try not to eat ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:29:14 EST Thursday Right now I am so tired. <BR> Tomorrow we go for our flu shots... our grocery store is only doing them by appts <BR> <BR> then go across the street and hope the line is not to long so we can vote. <BR> <BR> pharmacy to pick up monthly meds <BR> <BR> and if I am lucky, to the hardware store to... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:26:36 EST 😎 Today I voted and got my address and last name in my license changed. I walked 8000 steps; I’ve really been slacking on that. Idk why. I’ve really gotten lazy about that. So far so good this week on food! Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:24:06 EST Water Fast Day 8 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today was very calm for me. I got my Bible study video watched and other needs ready for study group tomorrow and then got some paid work done. Mostly just trying to get some solid dates... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:23:19 EST Halloween Countdown October 22nd <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:19:41 EST Hang on, which one was the dream? <BR> Last night my head was pounding, my cold was annoying me so I did what I shouldn't do. I took a cold tablet. This would be fine if I hadn't of take one four hours previously. I medicate well, or too well, depends on how you look at it I guess. <BR> <BR> When I woke up this morning three ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:19:12 EST Golf Played some golf today. The back nine came with 3 new players in our foursome. One was a physician, one a lawyer and tax attorney, and I didn't get the occupation of the other. Sounds like a great start to 3 guys walk into a bar. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:01:42 EST Smile of the Day At my granddaughter's wedding reception, the DJ polled the guests to see who had been married longest. It turned out to be my husband and me. The DJ asked us, "What advice would you give to the newly married couple?" <BR> I said, "The three most important words in a marriage are, 'You're probably... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 22:01:31 EST Pumpkins I arrived home from work today to find my daughter and her friend carving pumpkins. They got me one too. I had the joy of carving a paw print in "my" pumpkin. It is actually Thor's. My daughter found a white pumpkin for him. We keep the seeds in my house and roast them. I will do that tomor... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 21:59:43 EST Frustrated with my phone After church tonight I was checking my phone and had a voice mail from my doctor that I visited last Tuesday to call and come back for more tests this week. The call was made at 8:52 this morning. Maybe I need lessons on how to use my phone because the voice mail wasn't on my phone at 10:00 this ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 21:55:25 EST hurray wednesday Ever since my senior dog miss misha died weeks ago , I have <BR> been getting better sleep. Even though I have been ultra sad <BR> I have stuck to my healthy routines. <BR> <BR> I have cut back on heavy workouts recently but I am still walking <BR> daily. I have been eating less and more h... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 21:37:11 EST ok I quit I want to blame my mother, who ordered a batch of stuff from Priester's Pecans. But it's not her fault. The fault is that I was totally discouraged with the lack of progress. I've been on about it for a while. So, this evening, I went ahead and had "Fiddle Sticks". In other words, I broke Keto ba... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 21:28:28 EST Wednesday Had a nice warm day here in Ohio. Got out and did my walk. Suppose to have another nice day tomorrow. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 21:24:57 EST Are you in the zone? Am I pushed to exercise by my own motivation, or by the push of another person or a device? That’s easy ... by ME! <BR> <em>386</em> <BR> This week, my Fitbit asked me to sign up for a new tracking piece - in essence, time in the cardio zone. Will this motivate me? Honestly, no. <BR> If you... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 21:17:34 EST Epic Battle - Election or Weather You need to know what the weather is doing but when you go to watch the weather you always get some kind of weird political crap. Today I heard the Russians and on of the middle east counties broke into our voter registration files and is sending nasty letters to Democrats warning them to change... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 21:12:25 EST 24 points I have been walking regularly almost each day now for quite a few weeks. At first I could hardly make it around the block but now I am walking 2 miles and just had my physical and cholesterol is down 24 points from last year! That excites me, but haven't lost much weight. Can anyone tell me why? ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:53:58 EST Friends and Five <img src=""> <BR> <BR> When it comes to our physical and mental health, friendship may truly be the best medicine. As author Edna Buchanon put it, “Friends are the family we choose for ourselves". Having a best frien... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:46:29 EST 2020 Goals Four hours stone work, mixing cement, lifting stones. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:43:42 EST Weight Loss Surgery I've tried everything and failed. Now I am considering weight loss surgery, the gastric sleeve. Has anyone here had this type of surgery or any other surgeries to assist in weight loss? I know that wls isn't a quick fix but a tool and will be a new lifestyle for the rest of your life. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:41:43 EST Coloring Page <img src=""> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:40:43 EST Day 2 - St. Jude Novena In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> Most holy St. Jude – apostle, martyr and friend of Jesus, today I ask that you pray for me and my intentions! <BR> <BR> (State your intentions here) <BR> <BR> You are the patron of the impossible. Pray for me an... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:40:10 EST Fancy Watch Devastation For 2 hours my fancy fitness watch deleted 2 days worth of activity and wiped out a 6 month streak of me closing all my rings. I have diligently made sure I have moved for at least 1 min for 12 hours a day, burned at least 500 cals and recently upped the goal to 600, and did 30 mins of exercise. ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:28:41 EST Today I said goodbye Today we buried my mother; rest in peace Janelle until JESUS CHRIST return. Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:28:23 EST Good Evening from Sunny Florida 10/21/20 Checking in. I think I missed last night? <BR> <BR> CALORIES ALLOWED: 1230-1580 <BR> CALORIES EATEN: 1121 <BR> <BR> CARBS ALLOWED: 154-198 <BR> CARBS EATEN: 123 <BR> <BR> FAT ALLOWED: 41-53 <BR> FAT EATEN: 44 <BR> <BR> PROTEIN ALLOWED: 62-79 <BR> PROTEIN EATEN: 70 <BR> <BR> ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:26:51 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for October 21 and 22 Daily Inspiration: Do not take any action until you've prayed and listened and then you will have guidance to reach the understanding necessary to complete the things you need to do. <BR> <BR> Lord, I know that there is no obstacle for You and ask that You will guide me along the right path. <B... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:21:09 EST Wednesday (Day 51) Day 51 - 1.39 miles <BR> <BR> Today was a walk to the post office with a stop at the discount store and the grocery store. <BR> This afternoon was quite mild for October. I pulled out the tomato plants for the yard pickup on Saturday - another sign that Winter is coming. <BR> <BR> October mi... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 20:15:30 EST Tuesday Wednesday Busy homework evening Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:47:28 EST Getting With the Times <img src=""> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:46:16 EST This 'n that plus photos My youngest great-granddaughter is so sweet, she's 8 mos old now. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Cuddling with her 3 year old sister. <BR> <img src=" Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:43:06 EST Oh, deer! I didn't have to go far today to see our cloven-hoofed friends. <BR> They appeared directly across the street looking for their dinner. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Not a buck in sight although the 6 PM New York ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:24:37 EST Childhood Memories I have many favorite kid memories! I was born in a tiny town in Texas and was blessed to have my parents, grandparents, six aunts (my dad's sisters) ranging from 9 to 19 years old and a few cousins in the same west Texas town. The older aunts played basketball and the younger ones toted me aroun... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:12:37 EST October 21, 2020 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> I really hope that I can sleep well tonight. I am definitely ready to crash. I woke up at 4:30 and just went ahead and got up. I had my Energize, read my Bible and devotional and did my workout. I took my shower, made the bed and woke Jacob up to take his shower. <BR> ... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:12:07 EST Wed 10/21 Grandson's 10th birthday We are celebrating our grandson's 10th birthday tonight with a dinner at Kauai Ramen and a brownie cake from Ko Bakery. Our grandson doesn't like "cake" (funny he eats those little tea cakes, oh well), so we get him a brownie cake for his birthday. <BR> <BR> We will be going to Kekaha soon. Dau... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 19:07:39 EST Bankspiracy Some of you may recall I'm renting space in Elaine's garage to store some of my stuff.  Tbh I've moved most of it now but there's still a few bits there.  Of course neither of us thought it would continue for this long but then who could have predicted the frigging Fizzy Flu and its consequences?... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:58:16 EST I am back It has been a long time, but I found my way back to SparkPeople. My weight is 250 lbs and I am ready to start shedding the pounds. I had my thyroid removed last year and I am going through so many health issues, but time to get strong. Wish me Luck. My goal is to lose 2 pounds by October 31, 2020... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:25:06 EST Smile 4 Wednesday October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month <BR> Here is an easy way to see problems <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR>... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:17:49 EST 46 Weeks, 3 days out All green on my Versa 2, achieved my steps per hour goal and have well over 18K steps for today. Macros were good today but need to figure out how to get more carbs while keeping fats at or below 40 grams. Coach replied pretty fast this week and he wants carbs a little higher. He's happy that my... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:09:57 EST National Hagfish Day <img src=""> <BR> Isn't this the ugliest thing you have ever seen? Hagfish are widely considered the most disgusting animals in the ocean, if not on earth. The eel-shaped creatures use four pairs of thin sensory tenta... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 18:02:17 EST Wednesday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> stay strong... we will get past this....praying for those who are ill and the people who are taking care of them.... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:47:15 EST A little 'rah rah' for myself today <em>521</em> <em>386</em> <em>593</em> Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:33:42 EST Atypical It's mid-week. <BR> The weather today was dreary, windy, rainy AND ~ 10 degrees WARMER! <BR> Yesterday the high was 52. Today it was 64. <BR> As so many things in 2020, atypical seems to be becoming the norm! <BR> I still am challenged with the expectation to accept the different as the expect... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:30:30 EST Hi! Ho! Luv You Guys!! ((HUGS)) Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:26:22 EST Incredibly Inspired <img src=""> I feel incredibly inspired to stick with these healthier food choices and move goals I have accomplished each week for the last 7 weeks. 5 days a week at the gym has immeasurable benefits. So pumped!! Hope... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:19:13 EST 5%FALL Challenge - FALL colors- so what happened to Fall temperatures? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> So -Calendar says Fall, Middle of week 3 in the 5% FALL Challenge ...... <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> My favorite neighborhood tree is showing fall colors ...... <em>574</em> <BR> <BR> Today'... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:07:40 EST Wednesday Today I worked in the yard. I mowed grass and mulched a LOT of leaves. The red(crimson) maple tree has huge leaves with thick veins, so they can wind around the axle and blade assembly, so I do them when it is relatively dry. <BR> WE got a real downpour last night, but it dried up nice... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 17:01:29 EST Day 295: Perking Along This day is perking right along, can't believe it's already 1:30! Of course, I was on zoom for a conference all morning - I had to speak on a panel at 11, the rest of it I just watched. Never thought I'd miss in-person meetings but oy, zooming does get old. <BR> <BR> <em>198</em> <BR> <BR... Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:37:50 EST Weather Warm start about 60 sunny blue sky and now up to 75 about 15 above average in NEPA get out and enjoy the day before it gets cold Wed, 21 Oct 2020 16:29:14 EST