SparkPeople Member Blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_recent_blogs.asp These are the most recent public blog entries from SparkPeople Members. SparkPeople Member Blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/assets/nav/nav_logo_v3.gif http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_recent_blogs.asp Dogs ;-) 10/23/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627770 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fb76b318-8102-42ad-b30d-614a9a3bade1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Cincinnati Zoo's nanny dog to retire <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?reload=9&v=E5V<BR>xLoJJG_8 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b79b493-fec5-4f9e-8208-0... Thu, 24 Oct 2019 01:33:08 EST Unwanted fat http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627769 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4da27e3a-3006-4ce5-be95-6d85d71d21e6.jpg"> <BR> Somehow I dont think this will ever happen, but one can still wish... Thu, 24 Oct 2019 01:32:09 EST Plans for the coming week. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627768 What I need to work on the next few weeks <BR> <BR> For now, eating breakfast in the morning is a no go <BR> <BR> Morning sunlight and walking will continue to improve <BR> <BR> The lemons are so much less will try to only put small amount in 3 glasses of green tea <BR> <BR> Will work more o... Thu, 24 Oct 2019 01:28:33 EST 10-23-19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627767 I started moving books. That is tiring work. My arms are glad I stopped for the night. Unfortunately for the big organizing job, these books were in the kitchen. I need to vacuum parts of the kitchen that I haven't been able to reach in a while. Kitty Kaine has been watching closely. Thu, 24 Oct 2019 01:20:43 EST Knock On Wood -- No Drama Today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627766 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e815be2b-536f-4a63-a11c-980beed02eef.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> It's been a drama-free day! I am almost afraid to put that in print! Here's how it went: <BR> <em>296</em> Ladies Bible study <BR> <em>551</em> treated myself to a Wendy's salad <B... Thu, 24 Oct 2019 01:10:53 EST October 23rd,,,SNOW's Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627765 Started today with plans..you know what plans are...those ideas of what you might get done , maybe if nothing else happens like it usually does! Jim used to say ..Plans are only made so you can change them! So it is. I had a couple of things I wanted to finish up outside before it broke loose...... Thu, 24 Oct 2019 00:54:36 EST Better running pace today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627764 Today during my run, I ran my fastest average pace since July! And I didn't feel too tired or sore, either. I haven't had access to my normal scale so I don't know my current weight, but I find I like measuring my progress by my exercise and how I feel during my runs and afterward. <BR> <BR> I s... Thu, 24 Oct 2019 00:54:08 EST Day 5 - St. Jude Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627763 Day 5 - St. Jude Novena <BR> (Audio/Video Version) <BR> 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> <... Thu, 24 Oct 2019 00:32:53 EST Better Days? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627762 MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4934 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/06399b1b-caa8-4661-8ac7-6814d387ce15.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Better days are coming! <BR> <BR> Checked in with some of my medical team, via MyChart messaging, and heard back from one suggesting we suspend trialing... Thu, 24 Oct 2019 00:25:44 EST Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627761 It was a nice day here in Columbia MO today in the 70s. It is in the high 60s tonight, but it is forecasted to be in the high 40s tomorrow. Thu, 24 Oct 2019 00:18:38 EST Thursday's Thought http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627760 “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” <BR> <BR> <BR> Abe Lincoln Thu, 24 Oct 2019 00:17:07 EST 23th of October http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627759 Good Morning! Up early showered dressed and make up. DH had dentist appointment I went and enjoyed sitting in the car with the beautiful sun shining and reading my Bible study. Had a great day and enjoyed church tonight.Still made it happen to drink 8 glasses of water. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 23:54:47 EST BIBLE VERSE FOR THURSDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627758 FOLLOW HIS VOICE <BR> <BR> My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. <BR> John 20:27 <BR> <BR> Before the days of video chat services, the telephone was the link between far-flung loved ones--and still mostly is. All anxious parent calls a child at college,, "I just needed t... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 23:45:29 EST The Incredible Hulk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627757 The Incredible Hulk, 1978-82 (with a 2 hour intro movie 1977), CBS <BR> Dr. David Bruce Banner (Bill Bixby), The Hulk (Lou Ferrigno) & tablet newspaper journalist, Jack McGee (Jack Colvin) were the major actors. Dr. Banner was a widower & physician, believed to be dead after an explosion in his l... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 23:44:55 EST Wednesday already? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627756 This week is flying by and I haven't paid as much attention to the challenge as I mean to. <BR> <BR> I've still measured and journalled everything, and I got my fitness minutes in every day but one, but I just don't feel as focused as I did the first two weeks. I'm making do with whatever health... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 23:44:47 EST What a Day........... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627755 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c79432ba-76ba-4525-81df-0efd2408ecbd.gif"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today was a day that I accomplished everything on my to do list... <BR> <BR> <BR> After being sick for several days with no energy and feeling very weak and shaky, sweating one min... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 23:28:41 EST Day 32 (Day 1 of Month 2) of making changes / 3 things I am grateful for today (October 23 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627754 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dcdb8371-2b37-4e8f-b7fd-3bb1f861afd3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Day 32 of making changes (means I am on Day 1 of 2nd month). Have learned lots this past month and now am going to start putting it into practice. <BR> <BR> For instance tonight I used a new s... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 23:24:27 EST Motivational List http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627753 This was in a Sparkpeople article, and I liked it so much that I saved it by emailing it to myself... unfortunately I don’t remember where I saw it: <BR> <BR> “Break it down: <BR> <BR> One step. <BR> One minute. <BR> One mile. <BR> One workout. <BR> One choice. <BR> One bite. <BR> One meal. <BR... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 23:21:13 EST Yeah, the entry system got fixed today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627752 They went around to all the units and tested everyone's wall jacks. But I did not know if it had actually been fixed until my evening care worker came at 6. It works! I am so relieved. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 23:20:53 EST It's beginning to look a lot like... - 10-23-19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627751 Ski season! It pounded down snow a good portion of today. Jeff Hall got a shot of snow clinging to pinecones: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d507062c-612f-49fc-8859-e29c8dafc643.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Last I heard we had 30 inches of snow on the mountain, and that was BEF... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 23:15:34 EST Craziness http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627749 Back on my tablet today because my laptop says it's not connected. Grrrr <BR> <BR> Always e excited about new machines Fran. I didn't get around to the pumpkin today but there is hope for tomorrow. I did work on Josie's quilt a while. <BR> <BR> Lunch was great. Always a pleasure to be wi... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 23:03:10 EST carbs are not equal, do you know the difference & which are of benefit? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627748 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=1E6rLW_Q-WQ </link> <BR> <BR> hope you can view this <BR> learn about gut benefits <BR> <BR> cheers richard Wed, 23 Oct 2019 22:50:05 EST Enjoy Your Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627747 <BR> Enjoy your life while you can. <BR> As long as it is physically possible, visit places you wish to visit. <BR> <BR> When there is an opportunity, get together with old classmates, old colleagues and old friends. <BR> <BR> When it is time to spend, just spend, treat yourself well as you're... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 22:47:29 EST A better day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627746 Wooot! I did better on food. It feels good. Even got closer to my water goal. I am impatient but I am taking it step by step. I am so happy to see progress in myself. I am not even worried about the weight yet. I wanted to embrace some changes. Healthy changes. I have started going to b... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 22:44:40 EST OH, IT HAS BEEN QUITE A WEEK http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627745 After a fantastic trip out west, I returned on the 15th. My skin was so dry, due to the low humidity. Living in the Midwest, and living in Florida for several years, high humidity is what I am accustomed to in my world. The dry skin has finally cleared up. I did drink a lot of water on my trip. T... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 22:35:09 EST Today's motivation http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627744 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/df89a66d-15ae-47b7-b038-621bb2bfe744.jpg"> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 22:33:47 EST 10/23/19 accountability (did horrible) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627743 Calorie goal: 1100-1400 Calories eaten:1731 Carb goal: 120 or under Carbs eaten: 164 Protein 101 Water: 9 servings Positive saying: "I take responsibility for my actions and will strive to do better." ☹😢 Wed, 23 Oct 2019 22:25:38 EST Latest MRIs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627742 Gosh, I haven't posted anything in a very long time! Not really my intention, but I get busy, and my perfectionist tendencies keep me from starting something I don't think I can finish and do a good job on. So here goes a brief update. <BR> <BR> Danny's last two MRIs looked very good - no sign... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 22:25:18 EST An Important Dialogue http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627741 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/58c3c281-1e56-42da-b65b-d0d4c136ff96.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> (regular reader w/o permission to use his name...he is on this site to so it is anonymous) <BR> 11h ago <BR> <BR> Thanks again Kate for posting something ( see the bottom link)... <BR> th... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 22:25:05 EST Dr appt http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627740 My dr had me take a blood test for cancer today. I have a cyst on my right ovary. Now I'll worry till that comes back. I also have to have another test done. Please my spark friends, I could use some prayers. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 22:24:04 EST Playdough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627739 At our Women in Faith session tonight, we were discussing from Jeremiah about the potter and how it relates to God. <BR> We were all given a tiny can of Playdough to prayerfully mold (& remold, if desired). <BR> Some of us shared our reflections. <BR> Then we went to the chapel to offer oursel... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 22:12:11 EST Wednesday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627736 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6f4c0ec5-bb3d-4033-a3e0-87e5dc2b5a61.jpg"> <BR> My life!! Hope you had a great day!😂😂😂 Wed, 23 Oct 2019 21:55:59 EST 20 Years http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627735 My husband and I got married 20 years ago today! That’s just crazy! Time flies! He grilled us steaks and shrimp tonight and it was so good. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 21:49:19 EST 10.23.19 continued http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627733 I ate pretty well today. 1700 calories. 9500 steps. Good day, especially for how crumby I've felt. Let's have another great day tomorrow Wed, 23 Oct 2019 21:46:33 EST Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627732 <BR> Prompt: "Create a mask. (Bonus: Get a picture of yourself wearing it in public!)" - The shadow wears it well, does that count?! [Mask = Playing Cards Box + Photo Props] <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/53d76b93-1b44-486a-b156-e2d423cb19ea.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 21:37:56 EST Overcoming! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627730 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a78aa9fe-9537-4ae6-bf42-42b73cd65743.jpg"> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 21:26:28 EST Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627729 Last night my brother was really short of breath. The charge nurse called to let me know that they did a chest xray and he had fluid on his lungs. They gave him emergent dialysis and put him on oxygen. Today I find out they moved him to another room. Plus they scanned his legs and discovered a D... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 21:20:27 EST Sitting on the Plane.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627728 Right on time, then what happens! We have to wait for a late connection.🤦🏼‍♀️😳😂😂😂 Wed, 23 Oct 2019 21:20:14 EST Annabelle Grace Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627727 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9d80b597-694a-4998-8230-836b78b0ed19.jpg"> <BR> Yesterday, October 22nd, my great grandniece Miss Annabelle Grace celebrated her 1st birthday. Thank you to all of you who were praying for her as we went through those early weeks and months. <BR>... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 21:05:11 EST Support each other http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627726 Make sure you give The way you want to receive. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:59:29 EST 10/23/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627725 Today has been a great day! I went to my TOPS meeting. When I weighed in the scale has informed me that I have lost 5.5 lbs this week. I also had me measurements done. Here is what I have gone done in inches since November 14th 2018: Bust 3.25, Waist 5.5, Hips went up 2, Upper arm 0.25, Wrist 0.5... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:57:17 EST A 'very hungry caterpillar' kind of day. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627724 So, today was a munchy day. A 'very hungry caterpillar' kind of day. <BR> <BR> Perhaps because it was an unexpected work-from-home day (automotive drama), and I hadn't planned for that. The foods that normally satisfy me just weren't doing the trick. And away from work - I didn't have my 6 fligh... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:55:11 EST Feeling Confused!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627723 Was having a great week. ☺Yesterday my lead gave me a project to work on. I felt really good helping out and I got so much accomplished! 😀 What a great feeling...and in doing so I was helping out one coworker who is on vacation and another coworker that is out on funeral leave do to the loss o... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:51:24 EST True story! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627722 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2ed649e5-5f88-47b3-ae41-6e1ffad81733.jpg"> <BR> Lol Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:48:12 EST Happy Fall http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627721 Well, here I am again. Pounds very slowly melting off. 13 pounds this time. Has to be a lifestyle, not a diet. Love SparkPeople. It does help me stay honest! My dogs help me exercise. Get a puppy and you never stop walking! 🥴 Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:42:02 EST When you cant get your head in the game http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627720 So I am not a big dress person, never have been, last week we had family pictures done, and normally I can not stand to see pictures of me...well this time I could see some happiness in my body language, and face. I could see the beauty in my eyes of a life lived, and obstacles overcome. I could ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:37:10 EST Bonus: Day 31 Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627719 Casey and I got our 10 minute challenge walk this eve. Very pleasant day. No problem with the walk. Casey is getting better and better at walking nicely on the leash. I had problem getting the watch and Casey in the same documenting picture. Oh, well. I have several pix from today. <BR> <BR> Cas... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:36:31 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627718 Wow. So long since i wrote. So much good in my life. So many bad habits to reveal. I'm up almost 50# since my low from Feb. 2019. I'm on Lithium. Weight gain is a side effect. I'm drinking.again. I'm depressed but that seems to be under control. But i miss sharing in here. I carry around so... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:26:33 EST October 23, 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627717 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> It's been another quiet day that was mostly at home. I did have to pick Jacob up from school to take him to get his hair cut, plus I took him in for Confirmation and I will head in to pick him up in a little bit. <BR> <BR> As for the rest of my day, I really haven't d... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:24:15 EST Day 3: Goal Valentine's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627715 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8fb618b6-93a5-45f2-a1dc-ace30bb94de5.jpg"> <BR> I did manage a full body workout and a half hour jog today. Also stayed within my calorie range. Things are still unusual with the husband gone. My 7 year old fell into a stock tank with a cast on his... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:18:08 EST BUSY DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627714 Well I got up this morning and was planning on an uneventful day here at home. I need to get through my Session 10 by tomorrow and have not done that as of yet. I was doing some laundry, picking up all the little things that have been laid around this week. Got a phone call from my insurance a... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:16:35 EST I should be exercising http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627713 Did get Pebbles to groomer and nails cut this morning. Younger son had said would go to gym tonight so I was planning to go to evening water fit class. Younger son hurt his knee at school so decided not to go to gym. I planned to go until it was time to get ready and changed my mind. Thought ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:02:47 EST What ... getting old and confused???? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627712 Today after getting the Grandkids off to school I got back home to get ready for my doctor's appointment. Off I went ... <em>198</em> <BR> Got to the office the receptionist asked if she could help me... Well the gist of it... the office was closed.. I had my appointment date mixed up.. It w... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 20:01:02 EST picture imperfect http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627711 Oh silly me, that title should read I’M PERFECT. Yupp, I’m perfect the way I am. I am picture perfect, wonderfully human, beautifully flawed, outrageously silly, kind to a fault, way too forgiving, awfully forgetful and so much more than you would EVER see in a picture. New to my blogs? My na... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:57:47 EST JP is Me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627710 Hello, it's amazing to me how easy it is to fall back in step with what I am supposed to be doing. I'm not eating the way I should but tracking is easy. I didn't exercise today but the past two days were logged. I've already told myself "it's okay, tomorrow you will do better." <BR> <BR> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:53:46 EST 10/23/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627709 Well the surgery went well. He has a nasty cut on his abdomen that I think will leave quite a scar. They gave him a nerve block in the abdomen before the surgery so he didn't feel much pain. Surgeon said everything went well and as planned. They had him up last night and walking as soon as th... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:40:55 EST Building Character http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627708 My Dad used to say "Character is who you are and what you do when no one is looking." <BR> <BR> No wonder I have such an overdeveloped sense of moral rectitude. It often made it hard to fit in with my peers who were not so constrained. Either there is a genetic basis for this quality or we manag... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:36:20 EST back to normal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627707 for work. I am bound and determined to lose this weight. I have been eating about 1300-1350 calories a day---not a lot admittedly. but it is more than my body can handle to lose weight so I need to cut out about 100 calories a day and up protein and cut carbs Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:28:45 EST A little bit lower now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627706 214.6 on the usual Wednesday morning weigh in. Crisis not everted, as there is a social weekend ahead, but as expected, the 217 from a couple of days ago was, while an eye opener, not entirely reflective of reality. Still, whatever it takes to kick your butt into gear, right? It's a touch under ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 19:23:08 EST What's that saying? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627705 What's that saying? I'll never get that hour back. Traffic was crazy. I just don't understand people. I know the traffic is slow, but can't you atleast pay attention. Everywhere I looked, people were on their phones. Can't you wait until you get home? Technology sucks sometimes. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:55:53 EST 2019 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627704 Nice weather again. Treadmill early, some yardwork. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:54:51 EST Here's my excuse http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627703 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5a3d49c5-2345-4b18-a672-7377d869a068.jpg"> <BR> I finally realize why I haven't been exercising like I need to... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:53:05 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627700 Hope everyone has had a really good day! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/596af1d2-7740-43c1-aa15-57f5b21e241e.jpg"> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:36:59 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for October 23 and 24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627699 Daily Inspiration: Do not be discouraged if it seems that there is no response to your prayers at this time. God always responds. Lord, Your wisdom always responds to my needs with unceasing peace and love and when I listen and give thanks I am blessed with results that bring goodness to me in b... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:29:22 EST Back on track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627698 I had a little set back this last week. My arthritis got so bad and allergies that all I did was come home, rest, drink juice and 7-up and sleep. I finally came out of whatever "It" was that had a hold on me. During this process, we tried changing my arthritis medications, got my flu shot and my ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:26:06 EST Word of the day: Ersatz http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627697 Ersatz <BR> word of the day <BR> <BR> [er-zahts] <BR> Part of speech: adjective <BR> Origin: German, 1870s <BR> Describing an artificial substitute for something, usually of inferior quality <BR> Simulated or imitation <BR> Examples of Ersatz in a sentence <BR> It may have been on sale, but the ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:25:07 EST Daily Commitment 10/23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627696 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/25e6f280-ac56-484e-95af-85e7dbadf99e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Today I went over my calories for the first time this week. It's been a busy day and I've been super hungry, so I will give myself a pass. <BR> <BR> On a positive note: <BR> I did two wa... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:10:32 EST 10/23/19 Quality is everyone's responsibility. W. Edwards Deming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627695 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 inspire one or the other. <BR> Joseph Joubert <BR> <BR> Art Quote of t... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 18:07:08 EST Self Sabotage! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627693 In the past two weeks I lost 7 pounds, but today, I've eaten everything in sight!!! This is a common problem for me and one that I need to conquer. In the past I would begin to go downhill, but not this time. Okay, I blew the eating program today, but I got a good workout in, prepped my novel for... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:57:35 EST Day 215 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627692 Today has been slow for the most part. Charleston and I sept in, then had breakfast. We went out and got our 5-mile hike in and then came home to hubby and had some salad for lunch. I am going to head to the basement and do some ST, core, and then stretching. Then I will make chicken and rice cas... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:55:13 EST Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627691 Drank lots of water today. Had a wet sauna which helped the excreting of toxins hopefully. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:46:37 EST 2019 emoticon for how you feel today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627690 <em>4</em> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:45:02 EST Blood sugar readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627689 Decent reading today. Hoped it would be better. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:44:32 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627688 Busy day. <BR> <BR> Blessings Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:40:14 EST Job Search http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627687 I'm feeling a lot of stress in looking for a job. I've actually been able to stay pretty calm. <BR> <BR> I quit my last job without having another job lined up. I thought I would just be able to start temping and find something quickly, but it hasn't been AS quickly as I would have liked. Also,... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:28:39 EST Day 181 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627686 Almost all green on my Versa, achieved my steps per hour goal and had over 15K steps for today. Got in a great double workout this morning since I work till 6PM tomorrow and the gym will be busy after that. Macro's were balanced again today since Coach changed my macro totals. Friday's workout pl... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:20:17 EST Day 296: Still Here! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627685 Well, it's been kind of a crazy couple of weeks. For those who didn't see my last blog, my dad passed away last Tuesday night. His last months, and particularly his last few weeks, were really tough so I am very thankful he is at peace. Which puts me in kind of a weird place, because I think s... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:17:48 EST February is coming! Part 1 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627684 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/307e129c-6e92-4739-9c67-afde42c57795.jpg"> <BR> Only 129 days to go!!! <BR> <BR> Some of you laughed when I said at this time last year I have to get ready to celebrate my 21st birthday on February 29, 2020--well, in spite of all I got done I st... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 17:16:43 EST Those following my fight http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627683 Today we met with an x employee of the department and tomorrow an attorney. We’re Going against the grain which is never easy but my daughter is worth more than just doing nothing. I am on target with my thinking on how can you put her in a group home with the thousands that it cost requiring 2... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 16:53:54 EST My Adventures in Spark Land. ..Day 82 of doing the new: 1st self-help book. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627681 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1d315a85-0f46-40bb-8c3e-2d9176c82d43.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "You are capable of your healthiest and happiest life." ~Unknown. <BR> <BR> OK day 82 of doing the new I am doing a little deep. <BR> <BR> This Autumn I decided to watch the show 'Home and Fam... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 16:47:06 EST Around the Block, Jello http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627680 Rebel is getting stronger, and yesterday did her first walk around the block, which equals 4 blocks. Today she has done it twice. She is very social and wants to greet everyone. <BR> <BR> Food - still working to automate my decision making and effort for my meals. Last night I made 16 servings o... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 16:41:41 EST SMILE OF THE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627679 <BR> A Texan was taking a taxi tour of London and was in a hurry. As they went by the Tower of London the cab driver explained what it was and that construction of it started in 1346 and was completed in 1412. <BR> <BR> The Texan replied, "Shoot, a little old tower like that? In Houston we'd h... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 16:26:04 EST My life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627678 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5cce2d27-b5ea-48e9-b135-803f7d7de32b.jpg"> Round one cardio workout today Wed, 23 Oct 2019 16:23:22 EST Base Camp http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627677 Now that work has started on the house I have named it.  Base Camp - because it's just the starting point.  PT arrived at lunch time as agreed.  Unloaded his van.  He's got quite a few tools with him! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/200edf67-e134-433b-a62e-eddcc8542021... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 16:20:32 EST Daily Highlight 235 - Keys http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627676 Highlight - <BR> All went well at the weigh in. I am still down 20 pounds since my start in April. <BR> <em>321</em> <BR> Credit should be given to my recent illness. Otherwise, I would have been up a couple of pounds. <BR> Maybe getting sick is the answer. Heck no! Yes it did help, but hav... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 16:06:01 EST LONG WEEKEND http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627675 We have a long weekend here.....woohoo.... <BR> Hubby and I are going away tomorrow till Monday.....am so looking forward to doing absolutely nothing....lol <BR> Having said that there is a market on this weekend 10k's from where we are staying so we may go and look at that OR we may not!!!!! <BR... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 16:03:58 EST Fall or Winter! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627674 It is Fall but when the cold front comes in it will be more like Winter! Stay safe and warm!! <BR> Luv U!! ((HUGS)) Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:56:50 EST Empty Nest http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627673 Our granddaughter is home with her parents and our house suddenly seems very empty. Just four months old and we cannot remember life without her. It was the same when our grandsons were born but not I am semi-retired and can babysit more. Our grandsons are smitten with their cousin and one of ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:56:45 EST Wednesday Wonderings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627672 Yes the Stars have done it again!! We landed in Lisbon yesterday 6 hours before our scheduled arrival!!! Here is our Landing Star Badge... <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/24721e82-bb7d-4e9a-954c-41fe8cb918a4.png"> <BR> <BR> When I started to write my blog today I star... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:52:49 EST Way-back Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627671 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48c0f6df-0656-4858-a204-0a29136c2fe6.jpg"> <BR> For Wayback Wednesday my most loved graduation photos from when I was at school for years in New Orleans. I always get sentimental this time of year. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:38:23 EST Day 13 of 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627670 Towel workout - I hated it! Did not understand what to do exactly. And it was too challenging for me. First workout in the challenge that I could not do completely. Feeling bad and frustrated. <BR> <BR> Went shopping for vegetables with my daughter. She insisted on buying broccoli <em>30</em> ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:35:18 EST Fresh Apple Crumble Bars http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627669 Hello Sparkfamily, If you love apples as much as I do well then...Take  peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c096dfc9-8115-4f27-aaad-d95c79887fdb.png"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Crust and Topping: <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> <BR> 1 cup all-purpose flour <BR> 1 cup old-f... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:32:08 EST Travel http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627668 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/25be5329-0ed6-4e3f-b431-7396e2f8f548.jpg"> <BR> Many thanks to my family for helping me with supplies to see my friends out of town for a couple of weeks. It will be great to see my school friends! Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:15:49 EST 23rd October http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627667 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/79e8ffd7-97ce-412d-b480-e397d01b0082.jpg"> <BR> <link>https://www.actionforhappiness.org/m<BR>edia/810489/october_2019.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> "Share an inspiring idea with a loved one or colleague" <BR> <BR> This kind of happened without me thi... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:07:28 EST It wasn't broken....I shouldn't have fixed it. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627666 Well, here I go again! Years ago I was a member of The Spark, and at that time I had the biggest weight loss, and it also stayed off for the longest time. That being said, it's time for me to return home to the Spark Community. I've tried other fitness apps, but The Spark seems to have the bes... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 15:03:15 EST Fresh Start - Day 17 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627665 Well the ick hit our house hard ... I was sick first, then the hubs, then both kids ugh. My daughter is still coughing pretty bad but no fevers at least. <BR> <BR> My mom is doing fairly well from her first knee replacement surgery. I cooked all tons of food for her to just heat and eat (my aunt... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:39:39 EST Wednesday and a wet one. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627664 It started raining here at 10:30 this morning has rained ever since, and it is on 1:15. So it has been a really messy morning. Sure glad I didn't have to go any where. <BR> <BR> This morning I make a terrible mistake, and I know better, cause it happens every time I do this. I ATE BREAKFAST... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:37:36 EST Goals and Aspirations http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627663 I am a believer in all the trackers here. I have been faithful in putting in my food intake these couple of days since starting this journey. I'm not able to consume the amount of calories allowed. I'm trying. <BR> I really don't make a lot of bad food choices. I am not a bread eater, nor do I c... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:29:24 EST super model of the 🐄 world http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627662 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fcaa12c7-df81-4e94-88db-67f3abadf510.jpg"> <BR> my son sent me this photo from South Africa Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:28:29 EST Count My Blessings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627661 I recently found this poem that reminded me to be thankful for all I have been blessed with. The poem was called "When I Whine"; it was written by Red Foley. Red Foley was a singer during the post-war era who sold some 25 million records between 1944 and 1965. He was born in 1910 and his real ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:25:43 EST Going Strong http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627660 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b2bb765e-d6e2-4c40-97b7-b819bc23f5f5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> My priority was to improve my health by improving my lifestyle. <BR> I wanted to LIVE - not diet or "be on a plan." <BR> The ultimate test was a 3 week vacation . . . <BR> HERE I AM DOING GREAT... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:16:24 EST Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627659 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/389387bb-8d5e-4078-ab60-2ca6e0377fd1.jpg"> I always think I drink enough water, certainly I drink far more than when I was obese. My mom has never drunk water and growing up we never drank something that mom considered as boring as water unless may... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:13:57 EST That slope is slippery! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627658 I have committed to not drinking soda during the week. For those who know me, I am a Mt. Dew fiend, so this is a big deal for me. I've actually been doing really well! So well that I can't remember how many weeks it has been. But last night I broke down and had one. <em>39</em> <BR> <BR>... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:11:09 EST Special Blessings-October 23, 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627656 Today I am especially blessed for the following: <BR> <BR> 1. My Dad flew to Fl. to visit his brother and made it safely. When we called to see how he was doing, you could hear the smile in his voice. <BR> <BR> 2. My brother and his wife came for a visit and we had a very nice time. <BR> <B... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:06:33 EST Seeking Balance http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627655 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c50ba0b-8808-4c55-a5ee-b5c5a9386d5e.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The quarter is ramping up and the stakes are getting high! I sat down last night and came up with a pretty intensive daily study plan. The goal, though, is healthy – to be done with school and w... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:06:03 EST I went to the doctor. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627654 And he said "Open your mouth and say oink." <BR> <BR> Well, he didn't really say that. But we agreed that I need to get on track. <BR> My blood pressure is high. <BR> <BR> The doctor said, "You haven't been in here for 5 years! You must be feeling all right. But I have a lot of tests for you... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 14:02:07 EST 17 of the Creepiest Haunted Bars and Restaurants in America http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627653 <link>www.thrillist.com/eat/nation/haunted<BR>-restaurants-and-bars-in-america </link> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:58:49 EST I Am Not Plus-Sized Anymore (Duh) (Original MFP Posting 07/22/19) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627652 This past Friday, I met up with these ladies for a Craft Night at a friend's house. At one point in the conversation, weight and clothing came up - one of the other friends commiserated about finding a swimsuit that would fit her plus-sized body. I totally felt her disgust and dejection about fin... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:58:40 EST Reforming Hunger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627651 One of the biggest issues lately is eating, both when hungry and not hungry. When I'm hungry, I'm really hungry and I'll gorge. The problem is less that I'm waiting too long, but rather I believe that my body is feeling hungry on a timer, but also because I've gotten too used to eating too much. ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:53:10 EST Wild Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627650 Not really a wild Wednesday, but that gets attention. <BR> <BR> Things are going really great here..I've been watching my potions and getting a lot more exercise. <BR> I'm doing really good with my 10 servings of veggies per day...I'm really loving the baby zucchini. grape tomatoes with mushroom... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:43:38 EST Faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627649 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/dc01087b-d525-4c7d-b196-06f8c25c5a32.jpg"> <BR> Just keep the faith, and believe in yourself!!! Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:35:50 EST 2019 Fall 5% Challenge Commitment Weight Tracker http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627647 Copy and paste this tracker to record your weight values. <BR> **Please be sure to post your starting weight on October 5, 2019** <BR> **To calculate your 5%, multiply your start weight by .05. Ex: If your starting weight is 200... 200 x .05 = 10... Your 5% goal for the challenge would be 10 lbs.... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 13:21:23 EST Back to low carbing, Paleo, Keto http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627646 Changing my woe yesterday and tracking everything I'm eating again. Lost 20 lbs in last 6 month's then put on 5 lbs. I can do this. Another 20 lb loss goal. My daily carb goal is 50 Carbs or less. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:59:33 EST stumbling into wk 8 ~ L is for Life ~ Better than dead so Rock it! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627645 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e4d59257-1301-4863-ad88-428b8f9c0616.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Boo! Rough week with strong urges to overeat... because I eat when I'm mad, bad, sad or glad! And the last week, yesterday, last night were tuff stuff.... and oopsie daisies, I overate.... <BR... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:56:33 EST My lunch today: making an effort. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627644 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7a284ef9-ecea-4eb6-a09c-5fd4b90c5494.jpg"> <BR> <BR> On this lunch, I suppose there could be some improvements. However, not too bad in the calorie department. <BR> <BR> Lunch consisted of tomato soup which contains lycopene. Lycopene prevents s... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:55:39 EST 50 Pounds down, 50+ to go http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627643 So happy to have reached the -50 mark! <BR> <BR> I have less sleep apnea <BR> I snore less <BR> I can walk to work and back (2.5 miles each way) <BR> I don't get out of breath on hills or on stairs <BR> I have healthy blood sugar <BR> I have more confidence in my appearance and my abilities <B... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:55:25 EST 10/223/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627642 Well, back to the gym today. I wanted to do the elliptical or the up right bike. But I did the good 'ol recumbent bike again. But the point is, I went, I got my work out on, and I have a new best. 11.26 miles in one hour. I wasn't in the mood to go but I am glad I went. <BR> <BR> <em>59... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:53:45 EST STEALING THE SUN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627641 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5b9b6669-0c6c-4323-b630-803ac5aa139a.jpg"> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:52:38 EST The rest of the story. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627640 Without going into details - I got a lot of people praying for me and God sent me some new insights which have me on the right road - the road to recovery. <BR> <BR> I thanked you all individually for your prayers and now I am thanking y'all again because my prayer request was answered in a most... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:23:37 EST Lucy watching football http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627639 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f46b92ca-5aef-4891-9b53-7844795831db.jpg"> She leads a ruff life 🤣 Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:22:14 EST Happy Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627638 Happy Wednesday Wed, 23 Oct 2019 12:11:00 EST Day 115 - New Milestone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627636 The longest I've ever stuck to SparkPeople is 113 days. I've just passed that mark and I'm still going strong! I'm still very involved, blog several times a week, track my food, and exercise daily. I've lost 35 pounds and I'm nearing a new lowest weight I've reached in almost 20 years. Things are... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:42:09 EST Day 296: Fall Q &A http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627634 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f5f884cc-1361-41d2-913c-456dfd543357.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Learn the art of patience. Apply discipline to your thoughts when they become anxious over the outcome of a goal. Impatience breeds anxiety, fear, discouragement and failure. Patience creates c... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:24:53 EST CPAP! Gotta' Use It http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627633 I am thinking there must be an epidemic of sleep apnea. Every time I have been to the sleep center (4 times now), it is crowded. <BR> <BR> Finally, I got my CPAP. Last night was my first night with it. <BR> <BR> Here is what happened. I set up a reading lamp next to the bed and took some mag... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:22:36 EST Stall Progress and 285 Days Until AUG 3 2020 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627632 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0d9cdf93-bdb1-401a-8b57-9b1722a9859a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> As promised! A stall pic update! <BR> Also as stated; I hit the elliptical twice yesterday, <BR> once was only for 10 minutes while dinner was in the oven <BR> and then later in the night for... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:20:45 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627631 Treadmill and dog walks complete. Off to Costco to hopefully put 3 things in my cart! Have a lovely day. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:15:18 EST Feeling much better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627630 I'm feeling much better today. My knees don't hurt as much and my back and hips feel good. How about you? Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:13:38 EST On Track http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627629 After partying all weekend I really need to get fully back on track. The party did not throw me fully off but I know the choices I made weren't going to lead to weight loss. I was happy to see that at least I didn't gain. <BR> <BR> Yesterday was a good day. I did get attacked by the leftover ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:13:15 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627627 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/593b9e84-47f6-4855-8f76-2c7778a2484f.jpg"> <BR> Going to hit it today. The rains have finally moved on through so we, that german and I will hit the walking routine. <BR> <BR> Then I am back to digging out the basement and getting it ready for ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 11:07:22 EST MORE TRAVELS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627624 We just returned from our annual autumn trip. We left October 1st going to central Texas to visit friends, then on to the Hill Country of Texas to ride motorcycles, and wrapped up the trip with the Fall Nationals NHRA drag races in North Texas. Roughly 1000 miles in the Motorcoach and 600 on th... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:46:33 EST It's Not Enough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627623 It's not enough to have lived. We should be determined to live for something. May I suggest that it be creating joy for others, sharing what we have for the betterment of personkind, bringing hope to the lost and love to the lonely. <BR> ~Leo Buscaglia <BR> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:39:29 EST National Boston Cream Pie Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627622 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4d10eb58-a8c1-4e26-ad7e-cef372f6336d.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> National Boston Cream Pie Day arrives on October 23. If you’ve never heard of Boston cream pie before, it’s a yellow butter cake, filled with custard or cream and topped with chocolate glaze. (... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:39:07 EST 10/23/19 Failure http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627621 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2f016f8e-ec79-45bb-93af-bec7359f7a42.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. Failure is delay, not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead end." Denis Waitley <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:23:33 EST 2019 HEY SPARKERS GROCERY SHOPPING TODAY FEELING BETTER PRAISE THE LORD http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627619 hey sparkers hope all are doing ok no gym this morning went to grocery store brought chicken wings at the deli spicey for my hubby and son mild for me i love them every now and then they are fried enjoy your day love hugs and blessings to all of you <em>247</em> <em>304</em> <em>593</em> ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:15:51 EST Travel Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627618 Travel for a funeral tomorrow. I'm not to worried about getting my walks in, but I am worried about emotional eating. <em>550</em> There will be sadness and food! It's probably a good thing that I will weigh in tomorrow. My DSIL doesn't believe in having a scale and that's okay. <em>192</em>... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:13:47 EST Wonderful Wednesday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627617 Good Morning Spark Peeps! I'm so glad to be feeling better and migraine free this morning!! I'm letting breakfast settle and then I'll go to work out. Planning a longer cardio day (30 minutes, I'm slowly working my way up!) and today is leg day! Plus Pilates and Yoga/stretching. I'm working on fi... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 10:08:27 EST Standing Together http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627614 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/6/7/l675178052.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good Morning All, <BR> <BR> Wishing you all a great Day ahead. Let's keep pushing on together, we need each other, when one is down the other lifts that one up! <BR> <BR> I am so aware of that, especially the past fe... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:56:19 EST Believe and Declare - Joel and Victoria http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627613 It is written: "I believed; therefore I have spoken." Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak." (2 Corinthians 4:13, NIV) <BR> <BR> I know a man who was believing to pay his house off. It was a standard thirty-year mortgage, and he had twenty-three years left... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:55:24 EST Wednesday's Laugh http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627612 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3f6002a9-5ffd-432d-b7fc-b03be29da6da.jpg"> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:55:09 EST And I was right http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627611 I was a naughty girl this morning. Because yesterday's weigh in was so disappointing, I weighed myself again today. There is much better news. So not all the way back since last week wasn't a good week with 2 trips to Billings, but much more encouraging. Not sure what I read wrong yesterday or wh... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:49:38 EST Quote for the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627610 God's mercies are new every morning. Receive them. <BR> <BR> Max Lucado Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:48:48 EST Bible Verse for the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627609 Lamentations 3:22-23 <BR> <BR> 22 Because of the LORD's great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. <BR> <BR> 23 They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. <BR> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:47:21 EST Wednesday fall weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627608 Fall weather has finally arrived on the Gulf Coast. Keeping focused for more successes. Getting ready for my scheduled echo cardiogram this morning. Hope all are having a great day! Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:33:18 EST Hump Day Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627607 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/41272853-321a-4272-bd42-ca04538520a8.jpg"> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:23:35 EST Chasing Waterfalls 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627606 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/aba9804f-fd77-453d-9a1c-de713f49852c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> This was taken in Ithaca NY. I just love the way the fall colors pop around the beautiful waterfall. <BR> <BR> Sometimes our surroundings impact our decisions and attitude. But we have a choic... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:22:53 EST Thought for today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627605 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d4094fda-72cc-44db-87e7-c504ddd3712b.jpg"> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:22:08 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627602 I woke up with a headache, so I know that the barometric pressure has changed dramatically. I NEVER get headaches anymore unless the pressure changes. We continue to have to have kind of high winds, (28 mph) so driving will be less than smooth out on the expressway, but by the time we need to l... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:19:56 EST Tuesday Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627600 Still another busy evening but momma is back from her trip now. Looking forward to more relaxed evenings Wed, 23 Oct 2019 09:09:52 EST My Pet-Peeves... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627599 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/03d92673-eaff-495e-ba6a-b0f7fdca21a9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I've bitten my tongue so many times restraining myself that it's a half inch shorter now. <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/30298ae8-5d10-44f0-8a81-b5b1... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:52:02 EST Liar! Liar! Pants on Fire! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627598 I’m working hard at exercise and tracking. I’m a bit disappointed to have gained 3 pounds. The old me would give up. Now, I realize that muscle weighs more than fat, exercise retains water, it takes 3600 extra calories to gain a pound. I have not eaten 3600 extra calories. Water and muscle i... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:51:52 EST Who Do We Blame? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627596 Ever had a time when you felt fat, ugly and totally miserable? Did you wonder how did this happen ? <em>198</em> And the answer is ..... <em>204</em> . Of course, I know who is looking back at me from that mirror! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f3853cfd-80d5-... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:42:25 EST Incentive - Not Reward http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627594 Hmmm. I'm feeling the stirrings of mojo these days and it feels so good. For this whole year I've been kinda meh about my health, size and energy level. There were a few reasons I got started down that slippery slope of sloth but the actual sliding downhill was shockingly easy and suddenly I'm ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:36:44 EST Not going to Beijing--but walking on the back road-- http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627593 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0f8f67dc-1788-4a6f-8419-26e9e77bc2ff.jpg"> <BR> It's raining-Tess and I walked between the drops --very fast--- <BR> -plus I have been on the Dreadmill--only 12 minutes, but hopefully I can get back on there around noon- <BR> <img src="http://phot... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:33:55 EST Yes, I Count My Chips! Haaaa :) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627592 I get to have 12 chips! I love potato chips, and they LOVE me...in all the wrong places, of course! Haaa :). That's okay, though, I don't have to give them up, completely, just put them in their place, with good healthy boundaries and limits. <BR> <BR> I have successfully tracked my food and ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:33:22 EST Bacopa http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627591 This is the 3rd of the four herbs I recently found and researched. Unlike the other two, this one and the last (which I'll blog about tomorrow), are not anything I would try as they don't directly apply to my issues. But I thought I'd share the info fyi. <BR> <BR> "Bacopa is a genus of as many... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:31:12 EST On the lighter side http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627590 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fde8bcb9-0ded-467c-b972-18e2a530137b.jpg"> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:30:48 EST The Problem with Quitting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627588 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5af71e88-21f8-4223-aee0-56296cb9eafe.jpg"> <BR> The Problem with Quitting <BR> <BR> One of the best decisions that you could ever make in your life, is to vow to never accept quitting as a final answer. ― Edmond Mbiaka <BR> <BR> I’ve been thinkin... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:14:07 EST JUST JOKING... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627587 An old man is lying on his deathbed. <BR> Slipping peaceful away, he is half aware of one sense after another <BR> fading, his sight growing dim, a blessed silence falling... and then <BR> something half-forgotten teases at his nose and he twitches it as it <BR> registers. It's a delicious savour... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:08:21 EST Something New http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627586 My diet needs improving, but I have been creating a good exercise habit. One step at a time. I haven't totally given up on nutrition, but I've had too many sweets and made poor choices eating out. I know (for me) tracking is the best way to lose weight, yet it's the first habit that I drop. W... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:00:56 EST Getting back in a groove http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627585 I've gotten better about staying on a running/walking regime. I even went for a run last Thursday when I got home from work. It was a great way to spend time with myself and the fall colors. Although my legs were screaming at me to stop, I loved it. I went my furthest distance (3.5miles) in about... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 08:00:05 EST Car registration today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627584 Then an HOA Drive-through of the neighborhood, and a board meeting tonight. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:58:13 EST Making plans http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627583 As we work through the Part D enrollment period, we <BR> also have to make plans for a funeral. DH's aunt, who <BR> had been in a care center for several years, has died <BR> and we will need to be gone for a day. Thankfully, we <BR> had seen her in August when one of her granddaughter's <BR> was... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:52:40 EST Weds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627582 Cakes in oven Weights and walking done Starting applesauce Pork chops out for supper Lots to do!! Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:52:28 EST A Lost and Dying World. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627581 A Lost and Dying World. October 23 2019. <BR> <BR> <BR> “ And He said unto them “ Go into all the world and preach that gospel to every creature. He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned” Mark 16:15-16. ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:51:02 EST Sugar...ah honey, honey.. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627580 Good morning friends.. Feeling pretty good this am, woke up before the alarm for #cko and got in a great workout. Yesterday started off rough, but quickly leveled off luckily. <BR> <BR> Breakfast was fat free greek yogurt with a tbsp of peanut butter and some slivered almonds. Lunch was shri... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:45:43 EST RETRO: Walking Killer vs. Running Victim: A theory about survival from a fitness perspective http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627579 ---This is lifted from a blog post I wrote a couple of years ago on my TheChattyIntrovert site. Since it's nearly Halloween, I couldn't resist revisiting some tips and observations I made after watching too many teen slasher flicks growing up (but also others)--- <BR> <BR> Anyhoo, would YOU surv... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:33:30 EST Tea and Sympathy, NOT Cake and Apathy. ~ Beth Donovan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627578 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e60914fa-affa-43ca-a32f-5e522a5cfb2f.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> I think I first made up this saying when I had depression and kept emotionally eating. It really helped, but now I’m a tea addict lol! <BR> <BR> There is literally a medicinal tea for everyth... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:30:08 EST My Plan http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627577 <link>nationalpost.com/category/health/obe<BR>sity </link> <BR> <BR> Yes, there are a couple more rather sobering articles on that National Post obesity resource website. <BR> <BR> One is about the prevalence of opioid addiction among the overweight and obese. Being overweight puts strain ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:29:48 EST A New Beginning for a Shaky Starter http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627576 Today I weighed myself for the first time since beginning this quest three days ago. Officially today is my 5th day but I have only tracked for 3. I am beginning to feel more positive that I can do this. At first I really thought I could only lose weight with calorie numbers in the hundreds. ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:21:11 EST Wednesday Reflection 10/23/19 - BLC 41 Week 7 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627574 Wednesday Reflection 10/23/19 - BLC 41 Week 7 <BR> <BR> <BR> 1. Was your weight up, down, or the same and why? Up - I am okay with that natural fluctuation. <BR> <BR> 2. Did you meet your weekly self goal last week? Not really - I am struggling for a balance that seriously doesn't stress me ou... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 07:14:25 EST Happy hump day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627573 Have a great Wednesday everyone. <BR> <em>386</em> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 06:58:51 EST Mental Health Just As Important As Physical Health http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627572 Actually, the go together in tandem. Yesterday I took the day off, I played hookie, I admit it. I've been working long hours and even on my off time I'm still "working" because I'm teaching adjunct this year. We've got a pending doom of my husband's company shutting down but not sure when. (He's ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 06:58:07 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY 10-23-2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627571 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3d840cf1-fd5f-472f-9b33-d9f9e344d929.jpg"> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 06:55:02 EST portion control containers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627570 I woke up at 4:30 a.m. I don't think I fell back asleep this morning. I went to the thrift store a few days ago and bought the Fixate Volume 2 cookbook, the Ultimate Portion Fix Daily Logbook, and the Ultimate Portion Fix Workbook. I had bought the 21 day Fix Eating Plan before that at the thrif... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 06:54:18 EST Reset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627569 Yesterday was reset day and getting back to the programme. I did very well on the eating. I actually cooked a meal. I made a local rice dish, steamed pork chops and a salad. It turned out very well. I haven't made the local rice dish in years. <BR> The exercise hasn't happened YET. I comm... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 06:49:17 EST Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, October 23, 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627567 October 23, 2019 ANGRY THOUGHTS <BR> <BR> There is sometimes something inside of us that builds up over time. It doesn’t always come out because we tend to hold it in. However, the more we hold it in, the more it will want to come out. It could actually come out in the wrong way to the wrong per... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 06:34:51 EST 3rd of 144 things I want to change - Snacking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627566 Today is the day - I have given up snacking - it makes sense - the most unhealthy foods that I eat are eaten as snacks - so giving up snacking not only reduces calories by reducing the amount of time spent eating, but also by changing the type of food I eat. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 06:28:02 EST Complete http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627565 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6a4ea4cc-679f-4d91-9c65-d583f9d4eba3.jpg"> <BR> Dropped Wed, 23 Oct 2019 06:21:24 EST 10.23.19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627564 I dont even want to talk about my eating yesterday. Let's just say yesterday morning I weighed 242.2, and this morning I weigh 243.6. All with 13,000 steps yesterday. Ugh. What is wrong?! I have been doing so great and all of a sudden. I'm going to start with taking it one day at a time again. ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 05:57:38 EST Canned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627563 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5a475606-30df-4c33-817f-46938d992987.jpg"> For a Spark Friend who cans. <BR> <BR> <BR> Canning Day <BR> To be fair, there is actually no fixed agreement on when Canning Day actually is. Some people celebrate it around the third week of November... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 05:55:14 EST What Really Matters http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627562 What's the subject of life---to get rich? All of those fellows out there getting rich could be dancing around the real subject of life....Paul Volcker Wed, 23 Oct 2019 05:53:39 EST THEREFOR I WILL LOOK-GOD'S BLOG-10/23/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627560 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6b317fe5-4eab-495b-aeae-feebf3ef8d68.jpg"> <BR> For ever,O LORD, Thy word is settled in Heaven. Psalm 119:89 (KJV) ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,<BR>,,,.,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,But when the Comforter is come, whom I (Jesus) will send unto you ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 05:47:55 EST UNTITLED http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627559 <BR> <BR> <BR> Chocolate won't solve anything <BR> but it's a fine place to start. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 05:25:44 EST Thankful with Thorns http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627558 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c774a29e-eb55-429b-89ce-a7d31fd6c8df.jpg"> <BR> Some days, the world seems to be tearing me apart. I'm seeing the angry side of my loving and kind family right now, and it doesn't feel good. Thorns hurt and even draw blood at times. Still, I'm t... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 05:17:51 EST REGRETS http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627556 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bf400c3f-4aa0-4054-ba64-165202e2ce48.jpg"> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 04:45:49 EST Got egrets? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627555 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/39fe5593-ff6b-4d9e-a229-d799e9fc2a81.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Wed, 23 Oct 2019 04:23:28 EST Wake Up Call http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627553 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=3FybVapyAts </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=6XGRZdwBAzw </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=HWOEW8szs7A </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncOQACVViyk </link> <BR> <BR> <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=ocxyqL... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 03:23:44 EST Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, October 23, 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627552 " Merely to avoid harming others is not good enough. <BR> Earn your place in this world by doing good. <BR> Be a pillar of goodness." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, <BR> with link to jlh@sail7.com Wed, 23 Oct 2019 03:23:13 EST God is forever revealing the mysteries of His kingdom. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627549 Do you know the voice of the Bridegroom? (Matthew 25:1-13; Hebrews 1:1-4; Revelation 19:7). <BR> <BR> Jesus said: “To you it has been given to know the mystery of the kingdom of God, but to those who are outside, all things come in parables, so that ‘Seeing they may see and not perceive, and hea... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 03:17:29 EST Tuesday 10/22/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627548 Got a good workout today @ PT. She's been mixing up some of my exercises to try & get results. Today we skipped heat or ice & electrical stimulation therapy to see how I do. Have an idea I'll be sore in the morning; just starting to feel it now. Been very busy, the organizer cancelled again (... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 02:43:51 EST Cats ;-) 10/22/19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627547 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b7e65a74-1a51-47f9-93f4-dfa8694e38ff.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Possible Causes Of Stress In Cats <BR> <link>cheezburger.com/91697921/11-possible<BR>-causes-of-stress-in-cats?utm_source=f<BR>eedblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_c<BR>ampaign=FeedBlitzRss&ut... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 02:35:45 EST Back on the wagon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627546 I'm not sure why, but I logged back into SP a few days ago again after a long time away. I logged my meals, exercise, and water yesterday and today. <BR> <BR> I had forgotten how emotional it can be to see how many calories I've eaten and my nutrition breakdown. In some ways it's motivating and ... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 02:25:12 EST BIBLE VERSE FOR WEDNESDAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627544 SUSTAINING JOY <BR> <BR> Do not sorrow, for the joy of the LORD is your strength <BR> Nehemiah 8:10 <BR> <BR> The apostle Paul is the classic example of discovering and experiencing joy in difficult circumstances. "Joy". and "rejoicing" are mentioned twelve times in his short letter to the <B... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 01:35:49 EST Life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627543 I read a blog that said: life would be boring without me. I told my daughter this and she agreed. 😊💜 Wed, 23 Oct 2019 01:17:43 EST 10-22-19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627542 The weather guessers are talking snow again. I'm not sure I'm ready for it yet. Looking at my calendar, I see that it is time for the monthly bills. I'm not sure I have all the bills yet. I went shopping Saturday, so Kaine has a new toy. He's been busy playing with it. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 01:15:27 EST 3s & 2s & ASL http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627541 MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4933 <BR> <BR> Three! I know it's Tuesday, and my mind easily goes to sayings like, "Taco Tuesday" or "Two for Tuesday" and no doubt there are many others. But 3 is what came to mind as soon as I saw it was Day 4933 (my number of days on SparkPeople)! <BR> <BR> Now, don... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 00:58:07 EST TOO MUCH HAPPENING TODAY ... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627539 I worked today mostly at my desk so only made 3786 steps. I didn't leave work until 2:45 and then came home to eat lunch and actually fell asleep. I did a little housework but not enough to bring my steps up. I'll do my best to do more tomorrow. <BR> <BR> We had our Tuesday night meal whi... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 00:26:49 EST Day 4 - St. Jude Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627537 Here are the prayers for today: <BR> Day 4 - St. Jude Novena <BR> (Audio/Video Version) <BR> 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>... Wed, 23 Oct 2019 00:22:42 EST Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627536 , It was in the upper 80s today, only in upper 40s when we arrived in Columbia, MO. It is about 45 outside. Wed, 23 Oct 2019 00:16:37 EST Confidence http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627535 What a crazy busy couple of weeks it's been! Getting ready for the busy fall and winter market season has certainly been eating up what would normally be my downtime but I have stayed focused on my goals. <BR> <BR> Sunday I ran my race, I was happy with my decision to reduce to the 5K instead of... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 23:42:18 EST I am a New Person http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627534 The black cloud lifted, I didn’t have to force myself to stay on track...it just happened as if last week never was. <BR> <BR> Thank you all for the encouraging words. <BR> <em>213</em> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 23:38:14 EST Weigh-In #24 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627533 Well doing another weigh-in a day later but oh well. Lost the bloat. Had nothing but yogurt, fruit, and alcohol (and soda) today since it was a busy day and wasn't home all day. So ended up losing a huge amount of weight all at once. So the weight I gained from the binge probably wasn't a real ga... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 23:35:30 EST My Favorite Martian http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627532 My Favorite Martian, 1963-66, CBS <BR> Ray Stevens* starred as “Uncle Martin”, Bill Bixby as Tim O’Hara. Martin, a Martian anthropologist, nearly collides into a USAF X-15 with his small space ship. Tim sees him crash, & takes him home. Martin has many abilities, such as becoming invisible whe... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 23:26:31 EST add extra veggies http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627531 i like buying salad kits. normally i dont use all the dressing but now i started adding extra greens or other fresh veggies to bulk up the salads. and then it becomes an easy add on to meals. even if i only take a small portion, it is still an easy extra veggie serving Tue, 22 Oct 2019 23:24:05 EST Day 2: Goal Valentine's Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627530 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/810249d4-7af7-4fe0-8791-8aa4506f3fdd.jpg"> <BR> Today was my second day "back on track". I stayed within my calorie allowance but didn't get in any exercise. Between homeschooling four kiddos and work, today got away from me. I walked as much as I ... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 23:22:44 EST 10/22/19 accountability http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627529 Calorie goal: 1100-1400 Calories eaten: 1455 Carb goal: below 120 Carbs eaten: 132 Protein: 113 Water: 8 servings Exercise: 0 Positive saying: "I only fail if I give up" Tue, 22 Oct 2019 23:12:28 EST Day 31 of this great journey I am on / 3 things I am grateful for (October 23 2019) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627528 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/cf779cab-5a56-4d76-9530-e1b9394461e1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> It is official that it is now 31 days that I left Sparkpeople (closed my account) and rejoined making up a new Sparkpage. Reason: I just felt I was getting nowhere, though I did have a lot of ... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 23:01:42 EST Thanks for the love!❤️ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627527 I truly appreciate those of you that take the time to read my blog! There are so many good ones out there that I am amazed you found me! Those of you that have made the time to encourage me, please believe that I read them all and they keep me going. If I do not respond to everyone all of th... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:58:55 EST BEFORE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627526 <BR> Before Middle Age- - - Do Not Fear. <BR> <BR> After Middle Age- - - Do Not Regret <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>381</em> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:51:37 EST Tuesday’s Words to Ponder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627525 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0c78c968-4319-4bbf-9f6e-7ba768d96ee3.jpeg"> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:48:17 EST 5% Challenge Days 16, 17, 18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627523 I'm finding this daily blog less motivating than I thought - like most of my attempts at keeping a diary or a journal, I begin to perceive it as a nagging chore. So here I am, trying to catch up for 3 days. <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> Sunday - a rest day <BR> <BR> Monday - a walk after running e... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:44:40 EST TWO TEST TODAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627522 I finished to of my assessments today. That leases 3 more and the final for this section of the studies. Hubby and I decided to have BLTs for dinner. We are cutting up some beef and making a small pot of beef stew for tomorrow. I have 2 more chapters to complete in this study and then the fin... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:43:49 EST Gross http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627521 Haven’t posted in a long time <BR> Have regained 30 lbs <BR> Cycling through shame, self-loathing, self-doubt and feeling hopeless <BR> Really tired of feeling fat and not looking after myself as I should <BR> Lifelong struggle for me Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:39:05 EST October 22nd~Snow in the forecast http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627520 Time for that famous Winter song <em>335</em> Snow in the forecast,,ice on the road..been driving but now I am towed! <em>339</em> It amazes me every year the first few snows everyone drives like they never saw snow before in their lives..Snow snow everyone wishes..then we watch them head ... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:38:33 EST Creative Sprint, Oct 2019 - Day 22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627519 <BR> Prompt: "Create a functional musical instrument or noise maker." <BR> <BR> Fun Times!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bc8e353c-ce5a-4ef6-97db-1526f93e804b.JPG"> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:31:26 EST And then I found I'd be stuck at work until 2AM again... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627518 Really getting tired of this. I show up for work every night no matter how I feel or what's going on in my life. I'm here because I don't want someone to be stuck here. This is just getting ridiculous. Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:31:17 EST Home Sweet Home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627517 I’m home! I’m home! I’m home! <BR> <BR> From Charleston to Dallas is about a 3 hour flight, and then from Dallas to San Antonio is about an hour flight, and then the drive home was about another hour drive.... but I’m home! And I get to sleep in my own bed! Happy! Happy! Oh, Joy! oh Frabjous Day... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:16:30 EST Living with myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627516 This is getting harder and harder. I just spent half an hour in the living room playing with Peanut and now that I'm sitting in the computer room with the laptop Buck thinks it's playtime. <BR> <BR> I did get to the dentist today with the wind feeling like I was going to get pushed off the ro... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:11:46 EST A sad reality that is hard to admit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627515 I fell into the statistics that I prided myself on beating. After 7 years of weight maintenance (with ease) i regained a large amount of weight back. In just 2 short years I gained over 100lbs. I went thru some trauma 2 years ago and developed binge eating disorder. I stepped on the scale today a... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 22:03:08 EST 22th of October http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627514 Good Morning! Start the day with Bible study. Dressed went out to lunch with DH. A pleasurable time together. Got errands achieved and came home to a pleasant rest of the day. Made it happen to drink 8 glasses of water, track my food and stay within my calorie range also was active for 35 minutes... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:53:05 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627513 Work was actually ok today although it seemed I couldn’t keep ahead. Tonight my daughter had Girl Scouts but I left early and my husband stayed with her and I went on to Knit Club which was a good time too. Started the sleeve s on my daughter’s sweater and am so excited to be so close to being do... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:49:18 EST Vacation over http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627512 We were gone for 5 weeks. Back home. I feel more motivated for my fitness plan & nutrition Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:48:41 EST Busy as a Bee! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627511 Physical Therapy this morning, then at least four hours of paperwork to complete this afternoon. it was more government papers. My anxiety level is sky rocketing. My worker was 20 mintues late and I was very harsh with her. I apologized after my PT was over. I have so much going on I am jus... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:48:01 EST SPARKPEOPLE comic relief! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627509 Recovering from a migraine today. I suffered from head pain all night. just not good. <BR> <BR> after a day of resting I go to my team and read the topic of conversation, my favorite was from HAPPE-CATHE whew! she cracks me up! <BR> <BR> it gave me a laugh, i felt good and want to tha... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:29:18 EST Marriage advice from 1886 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627508 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2fb9703d-8b6b-4fa3-bb74-4607a9261ff2.jpg"> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:26:00 EST Working on my attitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627506 I have really been trying to have a better attitude. I am just at the beginning but I feel like when I look at things more positively or have embraced my feelings on something it is better. I did struggle a bit today with beating myself up for struggling with food and a decision that that I am ... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:17:19 EST My drive home from work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627505 Today on my way home from work, I was hyper aware of my surroundings. It was just one of those rare fall days with temperatures around 60, some sunshine and lots of torrential downpours. I left work a bit late because I was finalizing the first marking period grades. The light was the muted tone... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:15:38 EST Inappropriately banned from Facebook; SPARKPEOPLE is universally healthier! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627504 Yes. I got WIPED OFF THE MAP on Facebook. I'm not even sure why, but my 9/11 stock photo post as my profile picture on 9/9 apparently didn't meet community standards. No I wasn't ranting and raving, but yes I can get appropriately political at times, less any foul language or name calling. Re... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:09:03 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for October 22 and 23 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627503 Daily Inspiration: Start an "I am grateful for..." list and read it when you are feeling low. 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> A Time to Think: Plant a word of love heart-deep in a person... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:06:08 EST Cortisone Knee Injections http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627502 Today, I had Cortisone injected into both knees. They feel a lot better. The shots were excruciatingly painful. I didn't remember the pain, but man, I remember it now. It was like a pinch and a push together--extremely uncomfortable! <BR> <BR> I finished five weeks of physical therapy yesterday... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 21:05:54 EST Snowstorm - 10-22-19 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627501 Noah Wetzel, a professional photographer, got photos of the approaching storm from Willow Creek Pass: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c2078194-5375-4803-999f-6808b5f4f02c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> And the aftermath on the Elk River: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkp... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:58:33 EST My life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627500 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d7bb7b2-76bd-465b-8d51-652d455d3d15.jpg"> Today I did rowing 20 minutes weights workout 60 minutes floor workout 40 minutes Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:49:09 EST My life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627499 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8d7bb7b2-76bd-465b-8d51-652d455d3d15.jpg"> Today I did rowing 20 minutes weights workout 60 minutes floor workout 40 minutes Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:48:59 EST Haircut and pedi http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627498 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/06e899ef-bd31-4ff0-91dd-65184714b9d4.jpg"> <BR> I had an haircut and pedi today. Got 2 inches taken ofg this time. It's nice to get pampered at times. We all deserve it. Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:45:50 EST Was so uncomfy, but it WORKED!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627497 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c91a9c5-866b-4da2-a8ec-bc4ee5fc9e55.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I have my weeks goal to lose a lb (or very close to it, I've been losing ounces) and I am SO FOCUSED in on it this week!! <BR> <BR> So today I knew I'd be going out to eat with a client (she lo... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:44:59 EST Beautiful Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627496 Getting ready to keep my granddaughters for 10 days! I’ll get my steps in going to the airport for sure!!!!!😳💃😂😂😂😂 Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:33:46 EST Outside the house http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627495 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/95711ae4-b514-4661-aba6-c89d36eca63a.jpg"> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:26:37 EST Day 295: More Hallo-decor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627494 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4ae0c7e3-6821-433c-9c53-0c17d594165b.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Love yourself enough to set boundaries. Your time and energy are precious. You get to choose how you use it. You teach people how to treat you by deciding what you will and won't accept." (Anna... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 20:09:43 EST Getting Ready for Halloween http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627493 Monday I got out some Halloween decorations. It was so beautiful out I thought I would get started... Glad I did not get anything out .. Today it rained and was so so windy.. <BR> <BR> BUT I did spend Monday putting together this animated witch. She is tall - her eyes light up .. she stirs h... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:59:19 EST Knee Rehab http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627492 Thought this video playlist for Knee Rehab may be useful to someone <BR> <link>https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis<BR>t=PL0vo0ueEmWf0bVluXf3hlbSG99u2UFdWz </link> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:54:28 EST 10/22/19 - Why Am I losing weight? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627491 Well here we go. It has been a while since I have blogged. In the past several months a lot has gone on and the stress and changes messed with me. I lost 2 friends, a great uncle and a dog that originally belonged to one of the friends that past. I also had a couple friends staying with us a cou... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:40:57 EST October 22, 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627490 Happy Tuesday! <BR> <BR> It's been a pretty good day, I'm just grumpy. I'm not sure why because I've had a wonderfully quiet day at home. <BR> <BR> I had another night of tossing and turning, so it was a very restorative night of sleep. It definitely made me grateful that I really didn't have t... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:38:55 EST Pumpkin Season!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627489 Option 2: We recognize a favored autumn decoration and food on October 26th that is used in a variety of recipes, competitions, and festivals. It’s National Pumpkin Day! Do you like to eat pumpkin in any form? Do you have any good pumpkin recipes? Have you ever been to a pumpkin patch? Do you dec... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:29:02 EST Tuesday Afternoon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627488 We were up early so my wife could get to her mama gram appointment. We then went into fort Walton to pick up an order at J C Penney. We then went to lunch at BJ's on the bayou which was fantastic. We picked up some needed items at the Ross store there and in Destin. We found out that our two ... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:15:03 EST Back to square one http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627487 I can't believe I'm back to where I started. <BR> I'm working out again. I'm working on the diet. I'm hopeful once i reach my goal it will be the last time I'll be here a square 1. Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:12:56 EST it's tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627486 it is a cooler day here today. it did rain for a while this morning, then the rain stopped. my daughter says hi to all. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone! Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:10:47 EST Tuesday October 22nd http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627485 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7b22778c-b8d6-4fc1-9425-75d4b45e1c8d.png"> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 19:03:54 EST Tue 10/22 Tai chi practice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627484 We went to tai chi practice today. No new qigong lessons as our sensei (teaher) is away for two weeks. It was just a small group of us, but it was a great workout. <BR> <BR> Have a great day! <BR> <BR> *************** <BR> Note: If you are a sparker who does not allow comments, please note that... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:59:02 EST Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627483 The day finally warmed up enough for a nice walk in the park Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:57:35 EST Blood sugar readings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627482 30 point improvement over yesterday. I still think the granola was part of my Achilles heel Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:56:49 EST Water http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627481 Fully hydrated and then some Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:55:25 EST Anyone Want to Take a Turn with the Exhaustion? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627480 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fd1e37c2-f845-40a9-ac4d-71418cf10396.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Woke up exhausted today so I allowed myself to sleep for about 90 minutes once the house was empty. It helped, but I'm still dragging. I chose to get my errands done first and then once home I... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:48:38 EST Tues What a Wonderful Birthday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627479 Just Wanted to Say Thank You For the Birthday Wishes and Goodies. I had a Wonderful Day. I Work And Had a Great Time. My Clients Gave me a Surprise Party and Gifts. <BR> <BR> My Dear Husband Got me a Waffle Iron So I can Make Some Chaffles. It Takes the place of bread its keto and Low Carb. I al... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:46:42 EST Formally Peanutsmom96 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627478 Making changes beginning with myself. <BR> Making things about myself. My health. <BR> <BR> I've been using peanutsmom96 for over 20 years. <BR> It refers to my child, Peanut, who was born in 96. <BR> <BR> I'm choosing unto use my initials and say it's me cuz I didn't know what else to use lol... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:35:03 EST New Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627477 It's a new day. I will not be stressed out at work. Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:26:03 EST Day 180 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627476 Almost all green on my Versa just might miss active minutes but achieved my steps per hour goal and have over 15K steps for today. Great Chest Giant Set and 5 min turf sprints today. Tomorrow's workout plan is Back and 10 min turf walk and Shoulders Giant Set and 5 min turf sprints. Macro's were... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:19:56 EST 2019 Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627475 Tgym and treadmill. New meds make me drowsy all day. Take it twice per day. Think it is affecting my appetite. Will try it for one month, then may ask Dr to change. Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:18:28 EST My new love http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627474 Lets face it - they come and go.  You get to a stage where you don't really notice them any more.  And certainly never give them a moments thought.  Then suddenly you actually look at one of them and something stirs deep within you........... <BR> <BR> So it was with Frank.  I first saw him some... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:16:00 EST SMILE OF THE DAY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627473 <BR> True Horror Story <BR> <BR> Writing a horror screenplay. <BR> It starts off with a ringing phone. <BR> The person answers and it’s their mom saying, <BR> “I have a computer question...“ Tue, 22 Oct 2019 18:09:19 EST Daily Commitment 10/22 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627472 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b69ceb34-e217-40b4-9b11-0ba0d6fbae9a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Still doing well with my eating, within my daily calories. <BR> <BR> 35 minutes of walking/exercise for today. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/09d9a88e-f567-4bb8-85... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:54:22 EST Improving little by little http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627471 Walked lots today, not for exercise but at a huge aquarium in Springfield. My hips are so sore & I'm ready to get off my feet BUT I just realized I didn't get out of breath or have to stop part way through. Going to the gym agree a couple years of "nothing" is already helping. Now if I can just ... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:40:05 EST October 22, 2019 Daily Affirmation & News http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627470 I am Beautiful. <BR> I am Confident. <BR> I am the Perfect age, the Perfect size, the Perfect Woman. <BR> <BR> I just found out the rumors are true... one of the MOST difficult people I have ever worked with is leaving. His knowledge is invaluable but his delivery method needs work. Good-Bye a... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:35:39 EST Accomplishment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627469 Thank is the day I begin my journey of 50lb weight loss. I am doing this for myself and my health. I know it will not be easy but I will be happy when I achieve it Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:34:30 EST just another day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627468 I went to water fit class today. I felt like I was on the verge of having heartburn for some reason but never really had any true heartburn and fine after class was over. Older son mostly playing video game since being home but plans to watch a movie with me a little later. We had talked about... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:33:15 EST Health Expo http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627467 Had a good day at a Health Expo. <BR> Yoga and Zumba demonstrations. <BR> Did an art canvas (art therapy). <BR> Had Smoothie demos (sampled 3) <BR> Met former Cav's player, World B. Free and got a signed mini-basketball. <BR> Interacted with various vendors. Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:22:25 EST My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 81 of doing the new : Halloween cards http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627466 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2daf789b-2b3f-4d3a-8e69-7b0036de2c1f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Linus: "You've heard of the fury of a woman scorned, haven't you?" <BR> Charlie Brown: "Yeah, I guess I have." <BR> Linus: "Well, that's nothing compared to a woman who has been cheated out of t... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:21:05 EST Cool! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627465 I do believe that Fall has finally made it!! Enjoy Your Happy Hump Day!! Luv U!! ((HUGS)) Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:15:17 EST Rumination Yields Insights http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627464 Not sure why my thoughts have been rummaging through the past. Maybe because I feel like I am not doing what I want/need to be doing at any given moment. For example, I start by making a list of the key things I want to accomplish today. This is clear, concise, not overly hard or unrealistic. The... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 17:07:13 EST Day 12 of 28 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627463 Today I did my SP workout first thing in the morning. <BR> After work and after my daughter was sleeping I went to the gym for 40 minutes cardio. <BR> Cal range is ok for today Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:32:34 EST October 22 in my history http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627461 7 years ago today was the day my MIL had 4 way bypass at the age of 85. She's now 92 and still doing good for her age. Sometimes she has troubles esp. with her eyesight and her walking, and becomes tired easy. Hard to explain to her she can't do as much as she use to do. <BR> <BR> 1 year ago tod... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 16:16:33 EST 5 Creepy Haunted Dolls Who Want To Play With You Forever And Ever And Ever http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627460 <link>www.bustle.com/articles/180212-5-cre<BR>epy-haunted-dolls-who-want-to-play-wit<BR>h-you-forever-and-ever-and-ever </link> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:59:30 EST 10/22/19 = HOW to eat... Part 2 yeh!!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627459 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e7e9a4d8-43c4-41ec-baa0-ced58bcddbae.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Become a SLOW Mindful Saucer Eater <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> I have MAJOR news... I finally learned HOW to eat and what I was doing wrong when it came to eating... thats what my blog is about... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:57:14 EST Fulfillment http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627458 This blog will most likely be all over the place as it's been so long since I've posted and so much has happened!! First.. I went from 311 pounds to 275 pounds in a matter of 4 months with no exercise. It may not work for everyone but I've found that for me one large meal or two small ones are e... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:44:12 EST Life Force http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627457 That would be water, of course. I am not a water drinker. So I have gone from going to the bathroom a couple times a day, to 8-10 times a day. I dread it! But the thought just occurred to me, I need to change my attitude about drinking the water. If I could look at it as something other than a bu... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:40:29 EST Decision Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627456 Saw my oncology surgeon today after a CT scan. He said another tumor on my right lung is ready to be dealt with. Chemo is out due to other problems, so it is either surgery or radiation. I am aiming toward radiation as the local hospital now has a new type of radiation machine that pin points whe... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:29:27 EST Daily Highlight 234 - Que Será, Será http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627454 Highlight - <BR> A monthly weigh in is coming. I am not concerned. It should be going down, but I am happy with not gaining. At least I am not stressing, 😉 I'm more interested in taking a nap. <BR> <BR> Que será, será <BR> Whatever will be, will be <BR> The future's not ours to see <BR> Que... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:19:25 EST Spark people 10 min. challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627453 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6501d533-d77e-42a3-98da-f051fc311c86.JPG"> Found this at a local Salvation Army thrift store 1/2 price sale. While I was looking around a clerk came up behind me and put them on a table. there was a $4 sticker on them which meant that day they w... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 15:18:10 EST 22nd October http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627452 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/af2f0370-70ad-43c0-9f41-f8ea79fe7075.jpg"> <BR> <link>https://www.actionforhappiness.org/m<BR>edia/810489/october_2019.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> "Write down three specific things that have gone well recently" <BR> <BR> 1. connecting a friend who ... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:59:21 EST Pecan-Crusted Sweet Potato Casserole http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627451 Hello Sparkfamily, The holidays are upon us (can you believe it!) and I am ready! This is a sure hit at our family gathering! Take a peek! <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6eb77fcc-7165-4082-a0ca-f3c677c2a5f3.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Filling: <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> ... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:51:32 EST Oct 22, interesting article about CBT for weight loss http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627450 The SP article I chose to read today was about cognitive behavior therapy to help with weight loss. <BR> Here's the link: <BR> <link>https://www.sparkpeople.com/resource<BR>/motivation_articles.asp?id=2471 </link> <BR> <BR> Then I read a follow-on article about binge eating disorder. <BR> ... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:47:05 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627449 Today feels exhausting, drink 8 cups water,track your food,exercise 30mins, call a friend,some days are so easy.we choose are hard do I want to put in the hard work and be healthy or blow it off and just do whatever?I choose my hard.blowing off my program is easy but later much harder so just f... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:43:07 EST Wellllll - UGH! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627447 I finally stepped on the scale again. I had been avoiding it for far too long. I did not realize I had not been logging in my weight on SP for months. It shows nearly a 10# gain since I last weighed. Knowing that I had been losing, I had been below 150 for a minute....welllllllll. My aunt us... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:40:18 EST Tuesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627446 Today I did some house cleaning and batch-cooked some venison stew from the venison Troy gave me a couple years ago. It is from Wisconsin bow and U.P. rifle. This meat was tender, fat-free and so mild I cannot tell the difference between it and cow beef. <BR> <BR> I have some cooling in freezer... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:36:38 EST Special Blessings-October 22, 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627445 Today I am especially blessed for the following: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b764165e-2fd7-475d-8b79-8b6812157e5e.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> kathy <BR> Believe Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:26:45 EST Workout view from the ship anchored off Monterey. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627444 Finally made it to the fitness center. Since it is a port day there were not very many people there. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9213a2e6-e9d1-456c-8fdf-93642fde69d7.jpg"> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 14:18:17 EST Feels like cheating, a bit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627443 Talking about using Duolingo, and how trying out new languages allows one to easily rack up experience points, because the basic lessons at the start of any course are rather easy, even if you're unfamiliar with the language. I've been doing two or three lessons of either German or Spanish for a ... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:57:19 EST Better Than Before http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627442 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c9cb624d-d54e-40d9-ae89-235dbc7fa698.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Character is built as we live and grow. There are so many sides to this , our honesty, courage, willpower and we show character by the challenges we face (or the ones we create) each day. We p... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:53:35 EST Been down this road before http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627439 Officially started my Personal Lifestyle Makeover (PLM) yesterday, Monday 10/21/19. I always tell myself I'm going to start Monday because that's the beginning of the week, but rarely pull that off. Success this time! Ha! Maybe that's a sign! <BR> I attended a friends wedding this summer. It was ... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:17:26 EST Keeping Promises to Myself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627438 Yesterday I met up with a friend of mine from college - which astonishingly was over 10 years ago at this point (where has the time gone?!). You see, we've been trying to meet roughly monthly to discuss books - it all started after one supposed book club meeting where we spent 10 minutes discussi... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 13:06:19 EST Day 79: Going through the motions http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627437 Just checking in. The party was fun on Saturday. My son won a jumbo amount of tickets. I've never seen him win so many before! The hostess ordered food for everyone and refused to let me pay for anything....so yea, I wasn't able to get the salad bar I wanted... <BR> <BR> Basically, pizza and cak... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:59:52 EST Turning my discouragement around with self care http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627436 After being sick last week, I was excited to get back to my routine this week. Then I woke up this morning, and my lower back issues decided to say hello. It was pretty rude, to be honest 😂. <BR> <BR> I was feeling really down at first. I’m trying so hard to stay on track, and some days it feel... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:39:38 EST Tuesday and going to keep busy. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627434 Well, at least the <em>67</em> is shiny but it was only <em>259</em> 34 while I did chores this morning, and it <em>27</em> rained again over night, and it is so windy again today. Just a typical Iowa Fall day. Of course with the rain hubby can't be in the field helping brother with... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:29:16 EST Journey http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627433 You can't go through this life without going through several challenges and road blocks. Some of my challenges are living with lupus and weight gain due to the medicines I have to take to function. Then doctors say you need to get the weight off, but the lupus and the medications make you feel ... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 12:09:53 EST ONE DAY AT A TIME http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627431 I love the concept of ONE DAY AT A TIME! Sometimes it can even be one minute at a time. Either way I try to embrace the idea. Never planning too far ahead so that I avoid getting myself into a panic. <BR> <BR> Even the best laid plans don't always produce the results you want. I haven't be... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:57:15 EST We CAN in God's Strength... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627430 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/6/l1603105433.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good Morning All. <BR> <BR> Let this week ahead be great... We can with the help and strength of the Lord... <BR> <BR> Think About This: <BR> <BR> 1. I cannot do it alone; I’m depending on God’s Faithfulness in my... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:47:55 EST Quote for the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627428 Keep walking the walk one step at a time. <BR> <BR> Joyce Meyer Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:42:03 EST Bible Verse for the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627427 The earth, O Lord, is full of Your mercy; Teach me Your statutes. <BR> <BR> Psalm 119:64 <BR> Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:40:47 EST October 22, 2019 - Turning the corner http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627425 When one is embarking on any course of action, whether it be to lose weight or get over an illness or achieve financial freedom, one reaches a point where they fell they are <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/80e88071-daa2-41f3-9e11-8377e25b8cbb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> What does that... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:30:25 EST Car Trouble for the Rumpkin Family... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627424 or just Halloween in the Wild West! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/937679e9-e0a8-4c8b-b718-5663d4119b37.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Love the patient enthusiasm of the passengers <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/17c7e3d8-ee05-4f0f-ade9-... Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:27:04 EST a http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6627423 a Tue, 22 Oct 2019 11:22:35 EST