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  • it's thursday

    11/27/2014 10:38:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    i will be going over the rest of the information i noted about the company i had a phone interview with last week. they want me to come in tomorrow morning to do some computer testing and for an in person interview. i will spend some time today reviewing what i have and on reading more about the co... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/26/2014 11:11:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have some errands to run. my daughter is back at school and she feels much better. all of the birds say cheep,cheep! i will be working on my online courses today, as i want to get more caught up and be a bit ahead. here, it is cool and not too windy. yesterday, when i went to look after my good fr... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/25/2014 10:22:43 AM, by MOMMY445

    not as windy here today. my daughter has come down with a slight cold. she was off school yesterday and she wants to go back this afternoon. she is resting lots so we can go out this saturday. all of the birds are doing well and say hi. i am busy working on both of my online courses today and i will... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/24/2014 9:42:37 AM, by MOMMY445

    a very windy and mild day here today. my daughter's sooo excited about the kids/family event that is happening this coming saturday. now she has me excited about it. it's in a different city than where we now live, so we will be taking a train to get there. she likes travelling by train. when i am i... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/23/2014 2:27:58 PM, by MOMMY445

    today is my dad's birthday! happy birthday,dad! my uncle is treating him and my mom, along with my daughter, to lunch today. i will be hearing this week whether or not i go for an interview for the same company that called me on friday afternoon. i will continue to work in both of my online courses ... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/22/2014 9:28:09 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am catching up on some computer work today. then i'm off to spend some time with my daughter. all of the birds say hi! my daughter is enjoying the weather these days. a great day to get outdoors and have some fun! have a terrific day,everyone!... Read more

  • Another difficult week...

    11/21/2014 7:38:09 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Ok, who am I kidding, it has been a difficult month! Things just aren't going great and it is real hard to stay positive. The only time I feel "right" is when I am out on my run. The rest of the day I hide under the covers waiting for bedtime. Money is tight so I couldn't eat right if I wa... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/21/2014 11:52:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from my good friend who is overseas today. I gave him a brief update of what I have been doing and how I am doing. earlier, I was thinking about him and how he is doing. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep, including two that one of my good friend's neighbours are minding t... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/21/2014 11:52:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    i heard from my good friend who is overseas today. I gave him a brief update of what I have been doing and how I am doing. earlier, I was thinking about him and how he is doing. my daughter says hi. all of the birds say cheep,cheep, including two that one of my good friend's neighbours are minding t... Read more

  • Time Goes By Crazy Fast!

    11/21/2014 1:16:15 AM, by ARUNNINGKAT

    Does anyone else feel like time just goes by crazy fast sometimes? The first two weeks of November have slipped by almost like a shadow... here and then gone in an instant. Since it has been so crazy around here I am going to skip the point-by-point report for this blog and just give you a ge... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/20/2014 10:29:53 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am spending some time reading up,making notes on the company that contacted me for a phone interview. that will take place tomorrow afternoon and it will take about twenty minutes to complete. i am getting prepared now so that when i hear from the company tomorrow, i will not be surprised to lear... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/19/2014 11:27:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    i am helping out my good friend who went overseas, by looking after his place while he is away. i spend a lot of time there lately. my daughter says hi. i found out that a company wants to do a phone interview with me on friday. so i said yes and i let them know which time is best for me. i will mak... Read more

  • This is where I am... aka my health journey bio

    11/18/2014 4:49:48 PM, by DANIELLESAUTUMN

    I need to write this out, this is a current assessment of me right now. Good and bad, I wanted to touch base with myself and get some things in order. My Sparkpeople photo gallery starts with the most recent pictures and works backwards to my beginning of journey. My name is still Danielle. I a... Read more

  • burrito and ice cream.

    11/18/2014 1:36:51 PM, by DANIELLESAUTUMN

    I am a little nervous for weigh-in tomorrow morning. I did not have a great weekend. I ate/drank over my calories for the weekend probably a total of 3000, so there's that pound I worked hard to burn the last week. I actually tracked everything on MFP, which was good. I was saying how I didnt think ... Read more

  • Grandma passed away Friday night at 11 pm

    11/18/2014 10:03:35 AM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    My grandma passed away Friday night at 11 pm. We got a call from Uncle Bob that she had died at 11 pm. The funeral will be tomorrow morning at 11 am. We set up funeral arrangements Saturday morning at the funeral home. She died without dignity. She was in a lot of pain towards the end of her life. I... Read more

  • Just Like Peddling a Bulldozer Fat Bike Riding in the Snow

    11/17/2014 10:10:30 AM, by SPEEDYDOG

    Part 1: No Offseason Most of my riding buddies have put away their bikes and are doing offseason conditioning. You know, boring stuff like, elliptical trainers, treadmills and indoor cycling. I have a good indoor cycling trainer and an elliptical machine. I only use my boring indoor trai... Read more

  • more snow

    11/17/2014 9:45:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    it is snowing some more here today and my daughter loves it! she enjoys playing in the snow. all of the birds say cheep,cheep. my self esteem workshop went really well. i would do it again in a heartbeat. i will have to find my other boots that i can wear in the snow later on today. i have already ... Read more

  • it's snowing!

    11/16/2014 12:44:08 PM, by MOMMY445

    it has been steadily snowing here since this morning. my daughter is out enjoying it just now at her friend's place. i am at the workshop and i am really enjoying it! all the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/14/2014 9:41:56 AM, by MOMMY445

    i have a self esteem workshop to go to this weekend. my daughter will be staying overnight on saturday at one of her friend's homes. so i will have some extra time on my hands. i may not get to be on spark much over the weekend, as the workshop goes all day on saturday and on sunday. all of the bird... Read more

  • it's thursday

    11/13/2014 2:43:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    i enjoyed the day the other day. i got to spend quite a bit of time with my daughter and i got some errands done,too. today, i did some volunteering through the other college i was at in the spring. i really enjoyed it. i have a workshop that goes on saturday and sunday at the other college. i still... Read more

  • Day 10...keep on keepin on

    11/12/2014 10:48:48 PM, by DANIELLESAUTUMN

    Okay- so it's day 10. Balls it feels like it should be longer than that! But I guess ive done a lot in these last 10 days. Im comfortable with saying that only...2 of those days did I go overboard. A Saturday and a Sunday, go figure. I do have to remind myself every day that I am not going to ... Read more

  • update on treatment for pain and sad news

    11/11/2014 11:41:58 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    Yesterday I went to Advanced Pain Management to see Dr. Araujo for my 2nd trigger point injection in my right foot. He asked me if I had talked to a podiatrist about orthotics yet. Since he doesn't want to be doing trigger point injections every month for me because of the cortisone. This time the s... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/11/2014 10:53:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    it's rememberance day here in canada. time to reflect on those who have participated in helping to protect canada and for those who are helping other countries. my grandfather was in the second world war, so i got to hear about that quite a bit as a child. he has since passed on and is dearly missed... Read more

  • Little bumps in the road

    11/10/2014 2:26:57 PM, by DANIELLESAUTUMN

    My god this week is already better than last week! I finally am able to have a bit of breathing room at work. Im not swamped, im not stressed and I feel like im doing well in most areas of life. But let's get real, its only 1:15 on a Monday. Either way im feeling good coming out of the weekend... Read more

  • it's monday

    11/10/2014 9:31:04 AM, by MOMMY445

    my parents had a great day yesterday! my daughter really enjoyed her sleepover the other night. today, back to working on both of my online courses. all the birds say cheep,cheep! have a wonderful day,everyone!... Read more

  • Update on Foot Pain and Pain in General

    11/9/2014 3:21:04 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    Hello everyone, I thought I would give you an update on what is going on now. I know i haven't updated in a while. I went to see Rita last Thursday afternoon. I told her about my foot hurting at night. She wants me try another trigger point injection with Doctor Araujo. I will be going in tomorrow ... Read more

  • it's sunday

    11/9/2014 1:54:19 PM, by MOMMY445

    it's my parent's wedding anniversary today! they have been married now for 48 years. when it is their 50th, in two years, they really want to celebrate it.we will all be on the east coast in canada that summer, to celebrate a family reunion on my dad's side. they want to celebrate that special anniv... Read more

  • Logging Miles for Charities

    11/8/2014 1:01:12 PM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    Over the past year I have been using the EveryMove app and in August I also started using the Charity Miles app. This apps make donations to charities for activities that I am already doing. Why not use the activities you are already doing towards a charity donation. https://ev... Read more

  • it's saturday

    11/8/2014 12:45:09 PM, by MOMMY445

    a windy and mostly rainy day here today. spending some solo time with my daughter before she goes on a sleepover at her friend's place tonight. we are at the local library, then we have to run a few errands. cheep,cheep from the birds! have a great day,everyone!... Read more

  • Saturday!! Day 6.

    11/8/2014 12:23:32 PM, by DANIELLESAUTUMN

    ITs been such a great week so far! My November goals are going strong. Im probably going to drink just 4 times instead of 3. We had a spontaneous group dinner date come up tonight with our friends. Dinner should be fine, but after, Josh and I are taking them to a martini bar we love. There are over ... Read more

  • Lost Blog: Weight Loss Gimmicks

    11/7/2014 11:26:13 AM, by SPEEDYDOG

    Introduction During the five years that I have been on SparkPeople, I have composed several blogs, that for one reason or another, I never posted. I have decided to post a few of the "Lost Blogs". Lost Blog: February 9, 2010 - Weight Loss Gimmicks It is always nice when someone ... Read more

  • it's friday

    11/7/2014 10:22:18 AM, by MOMMY445

    hurray! the weekend is here! i have signed up to do some volunteer work through the previous school i attended. i like to learn new things and helping people. these two volunteer opportunities combine the two. my daughter says hi! all of the birds say cheep,cheep! have a terrific day,everyone and an... Read more

  • Only 538.3 Miles to go

    11/6/2014 7:48:04 AM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    On March 1st, 2010 I decided to start my journey to a healthier and happier me. I decided to log my miles using an exercise log exercise.lbl.gov/loginSt
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  • Moving on to November!

    11/6/2014 12:44:13 AM, by ARUNNINGKAT

    November???? I can't believe it! It's already time to start thinking Thanksgiving, Christmas and all the rest. Yikes! My last blog pretty much summed up my end of October so I am not going to bore you with any further details. For the most part, I feel the month was a success and I know I acco... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    11/5/2014 10:37:13 AM, by MOMMY445

    a beautiful fall day here today! woo hoo! i heard about another job opportunity from the same agency that told me about two others. i will know more about it later on. my daughter says hi and gives hugs to all! all birds say cheep,cheep! i know there is a job out there. i will keep on trying until i... Read more

  • Day one is always easy.

    11/4/2014 1:52:38 PM, by DANIELLESAUTUMN

    Its day two- feelin like a boss! Last night I caught myself thinking that some cookies would be tasty. But I shut that sh*t down real fast. The first day is always easy, motivation is high, things are planned and you're super ready to do things right. Days 2-9 is really tough. So im glad my day two ... Read more

  • it's tuesday

    11/4/2014 9:35:26 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to catch up on some errands and to continue to work on my online courses. my daughter is now learning french at school. she knows some words i have forgotten and some i do not remember learning. so i am refreshing my french skills as she learns the language. all of the birds say hello,hello! h... Read more

  • Crunch time.

    11/3/2014 2:04:19 PM, by DANIELLESAUTUMN

    Lets get this out real quick- work is so busy! Just ate tasty pasta leftovers- Alfredo, but healthy portion. Had some scrambled eggs w/ cheese this morning. Got the week off to a good start! Tonight we're having grilled chili-lime chicken breasts w/ peppers and side of corn. OMNOM! SO I have s... Read more

  • a new day

    11/3/2014 9:37:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    a cool day here today. so i will do things mostly indoors. my daughter went to a swim party at the local ymca yesterday for a few hours and she loved it! i have some catching up to do on my online courses. i am not behind and i want to stay that way. all the birds say hi. have a wonderful day,everyo... Read more

  • a new week

    11/2/2014 11:57:56 AM, by MOMMY445

    a very full week is coming up for me. i'll have my online course work to do, appointments to keep, errands to run and continuing my job search. i will not give up until i get something. even when i get something, i will not give up. when i set my mind to something, i give it my all and get it done. ... Read more

  • happy saturday

    11/1/2014 10:55:45 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter decided to go as a zombie for halloween. we covered quite a bit of ground when we went trick or treating last night. she is off now with her grandpa while he gets some work done on his car. i am with my mom at the local library for a while. all of the birds say hi. have a great weekend,e... Read more

  • Unhealthy Relationship with Food

    11/1/2014 7:49:47 AM, by FINDINGBOBBIE

    I tried the whole track everything I eat again and it just doesn't work for me. There are some many things that are being pushed these days for a "healthier lifestyle" but the more I try to control what I eat the more I lose control. In 2009, when I first started my life changing journey I did ... Read more

  • happy halloween!

    10/31/2014 3:28:25 PM, by MOMMY445

    i still do not know what costume my daughter will be wearing for halloween! i heard from my good friend who is overseas. he told me he will help me to prepare to take the assessments again once he is back, if i still need help. all the birds say cheep,cheep. i am leaving shortly to pick up my daught... Read more

  • Update on crutches

    10/31/2014 2:58:17 PM, by PHOENIXREBIRTH

    This is officially the last week on the crutches and boot right now. I know I haven't kept you updated all the time. I have been swamped with course work of late. I however have found so far no relief from foot pain. It has actually gotten worse or stayed the same most of the time with the boot and... Read more

  • it's thursday

    10/30/2014 10:08:14 AM, by MOMMY445

    my daughter has a halloween party at school tomorrow. she told me that i will be surprised when i see her halloween costume. she won't tell me what it is. today, i am back in the swing of things. i will get even more completed in my online course today. every day, i work on it for a while. all the b... Read more

  • well, screw you too scale

    10/29/2014 9:58:29 AM, by DANIELLESAUTUMN

    Im writing this while hanging my head low and eating a danish. I'm pretty down today because I weighed in this morning and am a super-awesome 242.7. Yeah, that's 3 lbs heavier than last week. I knew I had a bad weekend, but come on. This is just ridiculous. Alright, I can't get mad at the stup... Read more

  • it's wednesday

    10/29/2014 9:24:46 AM, by MOMMY445

    a day to get some errands done, including getting some much needed groceries. my daughter is soooooo excited about halloween! on the weekend, she went to a halloween party that was held at the local ymca and she loved it! all the birds say cheep,cheep. my friend that moved out of town is doing so mu... Read more

  • Still working hard in October!

    10/29/2014 1:26:50 AM, by ARUNNINGKAT

    Time has so gotten away from me on this whole blogging thing. Oops! I am still involved, still active, still here, still striving, just slacking on the blog updates a little. It is almost time for my end of month summary, but in the meantime I will give you all just a quick update on what has... Read more