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 Ideal ab day - with intense laughing finisher http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465544 It's late but wanted to quick recap my day because it was great. I made it to my 5am bootcamp and it wasn't quite as pathetic as day 1. It was a cardio/ab intense day, but I made it through and even managed to do the burpee finisher without face planting. <BR> <BR> Accomplished some projects at ... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:14:38 EST A little humour http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465543 Have a few grins, , lighter days and warmer weather, as spring draws near!! <BR> A bookseller conducting a market survey asked a woman, “Which book has helped you most in your life?” <BR> She replied, “My husband’s cheque book. <BR> <BR> A prospective husband in a book-store enquired, “Do you... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 03:08:39 EST The way we were http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465542 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=kxRpq_6kjg8 </link> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:47:41 EST Day 780 ~ A Very Busy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465540 Today's Sparkpeople - February 21, 2018 Sharing what I am committed to do along my journey... 1. Blog daily and record... 2. Calories consumed: 2,520 3. Calories over/under: +530 4. Calories burned: 1,107 5. Steps taken: 11,700 6. The number on the scale: ? 7. Minutes of Exercise: 33 minutes ... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:58:45 EST Rainy Day Off http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465539 Cold and rainy here in central Texas for the past couple days. But I am jazzed to have the day off. Grocery shopping is an adventure to stay within my allotted calorie intake. More fruits and vegetables today! I'm still figuring out my calories--max to eat and still lose before hitting maintenanc... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:41:18 EST Is It Possible to Teach THIS Old Dog New Tricks? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465538 So My goals for the year are: <BR> <BR> 1) Feel better and have more energy. <BR> <BR> 2-Run a race...any race. <BR> <BR> 3-Increase my strength by functional fitness or weights. Especially back and wrists. <BR> <BR> 4-Get my diet under control! I have multiple things that I can't digest.... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:35:45 EST Day 32 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465537 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fdf9f7e9-558f-433f-aa25-6639f54622b8.jpg"> <BR> Chair Based Workout for Diabetes by glucosezone was my exercise today. <BR> I did start another workout but it... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:34:32 EST Back again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465536 Well, I managed to lose all of my weight the first time (see the bottom picture on my sparkpage). Then I got hypothyroidism and put on 60lbs. Then I got pregnant and put on 60lbs more. I lost 20 of those pounds, but that means I need to take off 100lbs. I don't know how I let myself get so bi... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:27:04 EST Daily Affirmation for Thursday , February 22 , 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465535 I congratulate myself warmly for each accomplishment, <BR> then ask, " What's next ? " <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, <BR> with link to jlh@sail7.com Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:22:11 EST 2-21-18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465534 Am I glad I didn't have to go out today. The temperature was minus when I would have had to be driving. My hip would have screamed at me the entire drive, and wouldn't have let me forget that I went out in bone chilling and implant chilling weather. Instead I got to stay in my nice warm bed. Very... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:21:03 EST Excited http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465533 I can't wait to start this new lifestyle Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:16:54 EST Day 9 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465531 I thought I was on day 8, but looked at my planner and from Ash Wednesday Februaru 14th, it's actually day 9, of which I've been AF for 5 solid days and today will be day 6, yay! Feeling good. <BR> <BR> Had a great interview with a winery in New Zealand to work at their 2018 vintage, which star... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:10:35 EST My Morning Cup Of Solitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465530 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/70004378-fc44-4237-a631-27cd04ce4e16.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Perhaps they are not stars, but rather openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:01:52 EST Another benefit of Anaerobic exercise . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465529 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0ebfa43c-549b-49c0-93f1-53906d20ed79.jpeg"> Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:58:18 EST Taking a long time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465528 Taking me a long time but very slowly & surely I am getting back to some sort of exercise just have to keep on keeping on Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:51:23 EST Daily Affirmation for Wednesday, February 21, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465527 " I chose to release all my attachments." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, <BR> with link to jlh@sail7.com Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:50:15 EST Day 2 - The St. Michael the Archangel Novena http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465526 In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. <BR> <BR> St. Michael the Archangel, we honor you as a powerful protector of the Church and guardian of our souls. Inspire us with your humility, courage and strength so that we may reject sin and perfect our love for our H... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:37:09 EST Let go of those that made you feel insecure.You Deserve to be treated like a queen NOW http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465525 I spent my whole life feeling insecure, ugly, and not “good enough” <BR> The worse I felt about myself, the more I hid under baggy clothes, sitting at home, eating my feelings <BR> I gained more weight, all of my baggy clothes got tight <BR> I was depressed, suicidal even. <BR> I picked fights wi... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:31:52 EST Weight No More: LCHF Specifics & Macros; Homemade Sausage Recipe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465524 This is post number 3 of Why/How I do LCHF, IF . For this post I am going to show details of what I actually eat and give my thoughts about macro-nutrients. <BR> <BR> By far LCHF is the tastiest and most satisfying diet I have ever been on. <BR> <BR> General shopping list/pantry stock:... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:31:35 EST Weather http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465523 We had a cool day with a high about 60. It is 52 outside and 64 inside. It will be in the mid 40s tonight. Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:21:28 EST Special Blessings-February 22, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465522 Today I am especially blessed for the following: <BR> <BR> 1. I had time to spend my morning reading. I finished my book and have my next one ready to begin before I go to bed tonight. <BR> <BR> 2. I did the laundry this afternoon. <BR> <BR> 3. I made a few business calls and paid the bill... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:07:27 EST Day 49 - Productive Procrastination http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465521 I had great plans for the time spent at my Dad. I was going to organize my papers and clean out my work and personal emails and organize his bills. Well that didn't quite happen. What did get accomplished was writing some sympathy, get well, and baby expectation cards. I am surprised how long... Thu, 22 Feb 2018 00:02:20 EST Sometimes you can say Never .. Day 52/365 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465520 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee33758b-0a20-4367-ae8a-de9a8ad5aefc.jpg"> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:59:01 EST Keep Moving Forward: Crazy Fast Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465519 What a day! <BR> <BR> Homeschooling: <BR> Bible <BR> spelling <BR> biology <BR> math <BR> writing (only D11) <BR> reading (only D13) <BR> <BR> Packing and loading the van <BR> <BR> Awana: <BR> flood video <BR> verses <BR> gaga ball <BR> soccer <BR> <BR> Trip in the car across the state to fat... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:57:54 EST 2/21/18 Too sleepy to Spark... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465518 ... how come I am so very tired? body is just getting sleepy and lazy feeling - but immune system is tired and I need it at max for all the local viruses so toddling off to bed - night night - tomorrow is another day! Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:55:39 EST Done with my spark team http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465517 Welp, my spark team I was on just gave me the boot. I didn't do enough posting. I thought that I was just supposed to enter in my weight. Nope. I was supposed to do all these other things to post my points and such for certain activities. Yeah, no. Not happening. I did do that in the beginning- I... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:48:18 EST Back to the Grocery Store (A DIFFERENT One) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465516 After yesterday's mortifying experience I went to a different grocery store for a bunch of really great specials, perhaps for even too MANY specials.... I loaded up on some great buys: <BR> <BR> seedless red grapes 99 cents / lb <BR> 2 green peppers for $1 <BR> 2 avocadoes for $1 <BR> beefeater ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:47:55 EST Cats ;-) 02/21/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465515 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/daa5a2e6-c3c3-47c4-81c5-210f8cddf36f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Cat Videos <BR> <link>cheezburger.com/4283653/5-adorable-c<BR>at-videos-from-instagram?utm_source=fe<BR>edblitz&utm_medium=FeedBlitzRss&utm_ca<BR>mpaign=FeedBlitzRss&utm_content=5+Ador<BR>able... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:47:50 EST Day 78 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465514 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/14e1038f-4191-4875-b39c-4679998cc444.jpg"> <BR> Finally felt a little better today!🙌 <BR> Actually went out with Hubby to Goodwill and to pick up a few things for our fur babies. <BR> My diet was pretty good, ate lunch at Wendy's, but didn't over ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:39:12 EST Saxenda Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465513 So I got a call from my Saxenda Care advisor today. How weird is it that I needed to confirm that I could skip my snacks if I wasn't hungry? I should just learn to trust myself. Eat when I'm hungry, and don't eat when I'm not. <BR> Today I took hubby to a craft brewery to pick up some beer. We w... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:32:36 EST WW really works for me http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465512 I never knew the point system was so much easier than calories. I’ve lost close to 20 lbs. since early December. <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/fd0efa21-7b28-4ab5-a38e-559c20b57930.jpeg"> I felt like wearing a white blouse today. My closet is fun now rather than a roomful of reg... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:29:36 EST Pleasant Dreams - February 16 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465511 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e4cb56e5-a416-402c-bf4e-1f0eab1ec062.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "The ebb and flow of will is like the movements of the tides....If you cease your vain struggles and lamentations long enough to look away from the personal self...we realize life is going well ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:28:29 EST Wednesday’s Words to Ponder http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465510 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/66888386-ed54-4891-8074-53cbe24b3d55.jpeg"> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:16:38 EST Day 52: I Don’t Know What to Do http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465509 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be2d94df-0327-449c-8fb0-e05be9c54ffa.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "Treat everyone with respect and kindness. Period. No exceptions." (Kiana Tom) <BR> <BR> Hello my lovely friends! <BR> <BR> Winter is here and staying around for a week. It is cold outside an... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 23:04:45 EST HEART OF THE MATTER, DAY 21!! Uneventful Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465507 Wednesday’s Whoosh: Let go of what’s gone.~Jules <BR> <BR> Luck is the by-product of busting your fanny. ~Don Sutton <BR> <BR> Did you hear about the hungry clock?~It went back four seconds!(TeeHee)*If Mississippi bought Virginia a New Jersey, what would Delaware?~Idaho... Alaska!*What do you ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:55:37 EST Last Week of the Heart Month Challenge http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465506 So, tomorrow starts the last week of the Heart Month Challenge at work. <BR> <BR> Goals are: <BR> <BR> Fiber: Consume 25 grams each day <BR> 50 minutes of physical activity each day <BR> Take 5! 5 Deep Breaths 5x a day - I do this a lot in the classroom, lol. <BR> <BR> This should take me ri... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:52:44 EST Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465505 Wednesdays are my "busy" days. Not that Im actually busy, but we spend all morning in the car. Today was even more. I dropped off my daughter at school and then we head out right away to get my son to his OT appointment. After his appointment we headed back home and both used the bathroom. I load... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:50:50 EST Post surgery http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465504 Cataract surgery went well(everyone there was great). Eye feels pretty good. Tomorrow is the eye check up...thanks for all the well wishes. <BR> <BR> Trying to not be restless, at least my body is getting some extra rest. And, yes, I miss Zumba.... <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:48:24 EST Food tracking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465503 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f3568514-b858-4fa0-b66e-90c1f67e6501.jpg"> Boy, I'm grateful to be tracking my food again. I didn't fully realize, like most people don't, how many calories I'd been eating, especially how many sweets. We have these chocolate orange and chocolate c... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:46:42 EST Harlon Block Day 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465502 A humid and light mist for today's walk, legs were cramping up several times. <BR> <BR> 10:33 am - 80 degrees - humid and large clouds rolling in for the anticipated cold front. The skies are rumbling as I'm typing at 9:29 pm <BR> <BR> Becky and I walked the track twice today. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:46:31 EST Week 4-Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465501 Well, we went to Solvang this weekend and when my husband said “let’s go drink some wine” I decided, ya, why not?! And threw all my hard work out the window in what became 3 days of eating and drinking “whatever I wanted”. You know what sucks the most about it? The food quality wasn’t even that g... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:46:18 EST Today's smile http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465500 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d5285621-de22-49e0-8ffe-19a2b94e4c1b.jpg"> <BR> When life gives you pandas....dress them up and give them tacos! 🌮🐼😅 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:43:47 EST Motivated http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465499 Gym...5 days per week for cardio...yoga 2 times a week for sanity. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:39:34 EST Beware Cookie Dough http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465498 In one 2017 outbreak, 56 people---aged 1 to 95---were diagnosed with Shiga toxin-producing E. coli infections, which can cause bloody diarrhea and may lead to kidney failure. A quarter had to be hospitalized. <BR> <BR> The culprit: contaminated flour that the people tasted as unbaked dough or ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:39:23 EST Another year older http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465497 So today is my birthday 🎂. I’ve been gone forever, or so it seems. It’s been an interesting time for me. After 6-8 asthma flares in the last 2 years I was finally sent to a pulmonologist. I am slowly getting back to being able to walk without getting out of breath. I am also working at cutt... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:37:31 EST Wednesday, 2/21/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465496 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f5bab82d-5bfe-402d-86de-2f753847e627.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> I got my quiet day!!!!! <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/67bb91c7-5843-42b9-9f11-e6f031245422.png"> <BR> <BR> Dropped Isaac off at 10 this morning and he didn't retur... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:32:07 EST 2/21/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465495 Well, it has started. Had a lunch meeting with a recruiter for a new job. And he might have one. Sounds good, the only problem is that it is quite a ways away from where I live. About a 30-35 minute commute, but could be worse. It is a 10-18 month project, which could work well and take me t... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:26:56 EST Wednesday!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465494 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8289951f-594d-4efe-baac-f1a455d1923c.jpg"> <BR> Hope you had a great day! TTYL Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:23:20 EST 93 days! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465493 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9e7e2dde-22b4-4b67-90f9-1952221788ea.jpg"> Very excited to be counting down the days to my 2018 Disney World Trip. Hoping to be a few pounds lighter and in better physical shape for the trip. Picture is from 2 years ago. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:20:53 EST Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465491 Credit goes to Delish for this recipe..and in fact it is ..I need to plug it into the Spark calorie calculator and see what the values are..but sure was good on Race Day! <BR> Hint...make sure the peppers are tender..ours were a wee bit tough. <BR> <BR> Best Cheesesteak Stuffed Peppers.. <BR> <... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:15:23 EST #316 Winds of change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465490 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7d3ddd67-665b-425b-a3aa-5ace78c9b01f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b406102-3699-4a99-b334-69065d05970a.png"> <BR> <BR> Who would think that one program on line would effect so many people and allow us to ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:12:33 EST Less Red Meat!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465489 I’ve have this problem for a while. Whenever I eat red meat my stomach hurts like crazy one or two hours after. So I’m going to try and not eat so much and see if helps with some of my stomach problems. Also been thinking bout going to the doctor and getting an allergy test. Just so I can make su... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 22:04:05 EST Weird Wednesday - more clarity and also more confusion http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465488 I have been stressed about the strike that was to start tomorrow. Good news, no strike, bad news, we're starting a "work stoppage" tomorrow and Friday. You may well ask huh??????, what's the difference. Well, by calling it a "work stoppage", they are closing the schools and we will not have our p... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:58:01 EST February 21, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465487 Happy Wednesday! <BR> <BR> What a day. The boys had a late start, so they were able to sleep in a bit. I did get up at normal time and managed to do a double workout today. I got my shower taken and when I got out of the bathroom, Jacob was up so he went in and took his shower. While he was in t... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:54:08 EST Keto Day 37 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465486 Can't believe I have gone 37 days with really no sugar, bread, pasta, ice cream and other processed junk! I really thought it would be impossible, but honestly it's not as hard as I thought. I am reading labels constantly, which I advise everyone should do no matter what weight loss journey you'r... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:47:11 EST Over my steps everyday! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465485 The hubby got a promtion so we have to move by March 26th. Needless to say things are super hectic. Ive managed to go over my steps everyday!!! Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:43:24 EST Tomorrow is a great day to recommit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465484 I have fallen off the wagon once again. So meals are all prepped for tomorrow. Time to brush off my knees and get things back in track. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:38:20 EST Day 47 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465482 Today’s NSV is my shoes are looser, my daughter and I share shoes regularly I’m finding several of her flats are now to big for me. I didn’t notice it as much in my tennis shoes but even they are cinched a little tighter than normal. Also I’ve had the first compliment on my weight loss today a... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:34:24 EST 12,000+ Steps & 100 Weighted Squats & It's Arm Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465481 I rounded out my fitness today with various activities : strength, cardio, core work and it's arms day so my body is worked out for real. Yoga before bed & that's it. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a3d27eb6-e93a-42ed-a80a-b403120a8212.JPG"> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:32:40 EST Weign in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465480 2/21/18 Wednesday <BR> <BR> Lost 3.6 <em>185</em> <BR> <BR> Ahead of schedule!! Passed March 14 goal!! Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:31:19 EST Incentive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465479 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/118c06fd-a32a-493f-876d-55e439dcfcdb.jpg"> <BR> My girlfriend's son is also getting married so we are encouraging each other.Nothing like unflattering pix to keep us on track.(not that this pup isn't lovely.I just prefer being leaner) Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:27:33 EST Affirmation 2.21.18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465478 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/92c79e31-af49-4e62-ba13-02bd03cf76d0.jpg"> Have a lovely evening! Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:17:58 EST Long day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465477 Its been a long day today. I am fine but my back is hurting. Is it the weather, age, or overdoing... I don't know but I am home and kicked back relaxing. <BR> <BR> Sparking along. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:07:27 EST Goodbye Faithful Servant http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465476 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d1550f0f-84c7-4ee0-bbfe-13b036be1e11.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 21:02:34 EST Life offers opportunities for disappointment or having a positive attitude. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465475 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2228065e-96d4-4e36-a1a8-2bcdfda53389.JPG"> <BR> Yes, my guardian angel arrived with a broken wing and a broken base. I could have allowed my mood to plummet but was able to turn around the negativity. I'm being issued a full refund which helps. ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:57:34 EST Too much excitement for one old lady today. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465474 Since my sleeping is rough to say the least I don't like to do a lot of things outside the house all in one day. I like to stretch them out so that I can leave the house a couple of days in a row. But considering the snowfall tomorrow and Sat. I decided I needed to do it all today. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:57:15 EST Laugh when a booger ruins your money shot http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465473 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/44782887-b86c-48d4-92ab-fd6d2488b3ad.jpg"> <BR> Bearwaller Gap Trail <BR> <BR> <BR> Yes, life is serious but not everything is going to turn out as planned, so be prepared for things to go wrong and be able to laugh at yourself. <BR> <BR> <im... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:56:07 EST Wednesday Weigh-in http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465472 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4de84c25-5a1a-4449-95e8-99778a674202.jpg"> <BR> Had my morning weigh in today. I'm down 8 pounds in the past 3.5 weeks. While it is progress, I still need to lose 5 more pounds to hit my 4% goal for February. Today I kept a tight eyeball on my c... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:53:19 EST Higher Frequencies 2/21/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465470 February 21, 2018 Higher Frequencies <BR> <BR> I’m using Dr. Joe Dispenza’s Pinterest page quotes to help me write my new blog for the BL CHALLENGE, BLOOMING SPRING Purple Team Challenge. <BR> <BR> 1. The Universe doesn’t speak English, it speaks frequency. I match my energy to the Universe’s e... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:34:33 EST my toxic relationship with techology http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465469 I am desperately trying to reduce my screen time. Yes I realize the irony of typing this on a laptop while watching a basketball game and monitoring my cell phone. <BR> <BR> baby steps - I can't exactly go off the grid because I'm paid for some of this and I'm pretty good at is so meh I do what... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:32:57 EST Quote for Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465468 I am physically, mentally and emotionally ready to enter a new phase in my life. <BR> <BR> I'm ready to grow and get better. <BR> <BR> <BR> I want to be the best me Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:29:10 EST Wowzers! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465467 Today I pushed myself WAY passed my previous limits. And boy am I ever feeling it. <BR> <BR> I’ve discovered Leslie Sansone and her YouTube videos and last Saturday I found two of her DVD’s at Walmart on sale for $5. Naturally I snapped those babies up! <BR> <BR> So, today I popped one of the... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:27:31 EST BIBLE VERSE FOR THURSDAY AND SORRY TO SAY FAREWELL TO BILLY GRAHAM http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465466 OPPORTUNITY <BR> <BR> Don't you have a saying, "It's still four months until the harvest?" I tell you, open your eyes and look at the fields! They are ripe for harvest. <BR> John 4:35 <BR> <BR> Praying generally for the salvati... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:21:42 EST Wednesday, 02/21/2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465465 Half way there!!!! 17 radiation treatments done, 17 to go! <BR> <BR> Getting pinker and pinker by the day, a little puffy and a little ouchy, but hey... it beats the alternative! <BR> <BR> I hate my seatbelt! NO way to get comfortable with that but I'm not about to go without it. Have tried ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:18:59 EST Positive http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465464 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9c5b38d5-c689-4fb3-b488-ea4a948b3e56.jpg"> <BR> Staying positive can sometimes be hard. ..but let's remember. ..nothing happens without a little effort! We got this!! Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:15:04 EST Every Day Grateful http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465462 Today I am thankful for deep pink colors that tickle my eye. <BR> <em>248</em> <BR> <BR> I did not walk my mile today. I had a very good morning exercise bike ride, but a head cold is sapping my energy, so tonight I rested. <BR> <em>324</em> <BR> <em>102</em> <BR> <BR> I imbued tha... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 20:00:50 EST Five minute cake in a mug http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465461 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5906526f-3a62-4cdc-89be-00a14fe0ff52.jpg"> <BR> I usually grab a quick desert after dinner but the hubs wanted me to make brownies tonight. I DID NOT want a pan of brownies tempting us for the next few days so I browsed Spark recipes and found thi... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:44:15 EST Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465460 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0958bf36-897f-47fa-bd14-542536d95e77.jpg"> <BR> Didn't feel well today but had lost 4 pounds My first week so that has definitely put a smile on My face. I really appreciate your help with Your Blogs, Your Post, Your encouraging words, and friends... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:29:25 EST It's not a home http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465459 If all the nice things you have are ruined by the dogs. So frustrated again. Came home from work and found pillows that I'm still paying off from rooms 2 go tore open. I will not purchase another thing for this house. Fortunately the lamp still works. How to cope with the anger: clean it all up... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:24:05 EST What ya thunk 2/21/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465458 The only way of discovering the limits of the possible is to venture a little way past them into the impossible. - Arthur C. Clarke ~ 2/21/18 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:22:42 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for February 21 - 22; Praying the Scriptures http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465457 Daily Inspiration: Through the power of God within me, I am stronger than any of my <BR> circumstances. Lord, I seek, I knock and I ask and You are always there and ready to give me the miracles that I need <BR> <BR> Daily Scripture & Reflection: Generous persons will prosper; those who refres... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:17:16 EST New Beginnings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465456 Spring is not here yet, not really. It is the middle of winter and the wind is blowing cold today, as it has for the past several days. The sun is shining brightly; the bitter wind has blown the clouds away, at least for the moment. And, deep inside I feel a tug, a pulling, yearning to have… m... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:14:52 EST Idk http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465455 Not a blogger.. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:14:42 EST Weigh In - Week 3 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465454 Last night was my Week 3 weight in. I know that going by the number on the scale is not the only thing that we are supposed to look at... I was JAZZED this past weekend when I was able to buy a pair of size 18 jeans from Torrid. <BR> <BR> Last night, I got in the scale at my trainers house... <... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:12:08 EST Master Bath http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465452 We painted the master bath this past weekend. <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/6cf74274-5439-4eeb-8d75-17f2a6495eb9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Bath before painting <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/19e05d92-4122-4e45-b191-d0a580485309.jpg"> <BR> ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:08:46 EST Day 4 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465451 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0bb90496-7aca-49d2-994f-819472f14025.jpg"> <BR> Really trying to be committed to healthy lifestyle. It's easier said than done. Been buying everything healthy. But have to get an Exercise routine for my days. I walk but need more. Any ideas Wed, 21 Feb 2018 19:01:54 EST Celebrating my Birthday today! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465450 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7b8ac7fe-abf9-4df6-94c5-5fd641b91ea4.jpg"> <BR> We are celebrating my birthday as we travel to Spokane, WA. We had some snow to travel through, which we managed fine, then we had some vehicle problems so we are at the Chevy dealership getting our t... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:58:08 EST Pitter Patter, I hear baby footsteps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465449 Today my son and daughter in law dropped by for an impromptu visit. It was early in the day before noon. I was so happy to see them as visits from y boy are only about once every few weeks. <BR> <BR> He had a concerned look on his face and I had a feeling he needed to get something off his chest... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:57:26 EST Screaming clients; must be tax season! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465448 I am retired, but volunteer at a nonprofit that does tax returns for low income families for free. Right now we are getting slammed with people seeking help. Some are nice; some not. It always gets interesting when we ask for photo id and social security card. I could retire again if I had a nick... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:55:56 EST Kattobfab http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465447 I am unstoppable, we all are unstoppable. No matter what just keep on keepin on! Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:55:24 EST We Evolve http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465446 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b7cf23ff-26ff-4de9-8698-9721b9fb0cb9.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> “Exercise is an important part of my weight loss journey.” If you had told me two years ago, when I started at SparkPeople, that I would make this statement I would have called you crazy. <BR>... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:54:03 EST Next day same weather! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465445 We had round one yesterday-rain and freezing rain! Today it has been freezing rain and sleet. Tonight more freezing rain and sleet and the same part of tomorrow! Then warming and rain Friday! We needed the rain but not all in 4 days. : ) Stay safe and warm!! Luv Y'all!! ((HUGS)) Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:45:52 EST Daily goals day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465444 Read 2 SP articles, one was 21 motivational movies. <BR> I watched: Pumping Iron and Fed Up from the list today. <BR> <BR> Notes of interest: <BR> only 10% sugar daily recommended <BR> <BR> Goals for this week: <BR> Sleep hours: goal 6 hrs. <em>134</em> <BR> 32oz. of my water daily <em>134... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:36:38 EST Thoughtfully cleaning out files and such. Are you prepared? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465443 A few nights ago we attended a funeral service for the mother of our niece's husband. The father survives but has Parkinson's, early dementia and cannot live on his own. Now these kids, with 3 of their own, have to figure out how to manage this nice man and all the belongings that went with the h... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:30:45 EST Interesting article http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465442 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/8f251e8c-2d01-457e-8750-74d3f0895896.jpg"> *from Food Network Magazine Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:24:05 EST A Celebration! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465441 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f4b6fd9b-0caf-413e-a153-6a8b30466bcb.jpg"> <BR> Yay... it's a day of Celebration! This is the first day of my changed way of living. My fat percentages our way up high and the protein is way down low making for challenging Corrections. I can't wait... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:21:21 EST I Want To Be The One http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465440 I Want To Be The One <BR> <BR> I want to be the one to set goals and work to make them happen. √ <BR> I want to be the one among the 5% who keeps going after February 1st. √ <BR> I want to be the one among the 1% that reach goal weight. <BR> I want to be the one among the 0.001% that stay there... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 18:02:50 EST okay so I am upset http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465439 with myself. I don't want to go into how long I have been with Spark People (over 10 years) and how long I have been "dieting"., I am thiinking of this. I went to my Weight Watcher meeting on Monday--I went to a different meetting than I normally go to. There was a woamn in this meeting who... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:57:45 EST In the pink http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465438 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/883963f1-3ec2-4d18-89e0-ba6340d373be.jpg"> Busy day, now it’s time for bed. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:56:16 EST I did it. And it was painful to face - Kept a food diary, and included the bad stuff http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465437 Today I logged everything I ate. Had a huge battle with myself. Along with the excellent food choices I made, I ate 1.5 cups of dried chickpeas (@700 calories). I could barely make myself record it. Oh? Does that mean I didn't eat it? Hmmm? Cuz I ate every single little one of them, and they're l... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:56:04 EST One day at a time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465436 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0786532d-64b1-4a17-8585-21964219ad28.jpg"> <BR> Keep on going, no matter the way you feel this moment,never quit, you got this!! Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:55:24 EST Lost in Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465435 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d7a7902a-ed51-4cde-b538-40fcebfe050d.JPG"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/17371dce-2600-4e37-8210-bb4fa43ae01e.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Since February 14 - Lent - I've been strict;y gluten-free, again, and no sugar. I can se... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:46:24 EST My life http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465434 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/bee7ab94-e4aa-4edc-bf7a-8f8c27719367.jpg"> Cardio workout today Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:40:25 EST Just count me out now http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465433 After being positive with myself last week, getting to the gym, I succumbed to the illness going around. Starting Friday, sick in bed Saturday, and am not well enough yet to go to the gym. And now, whatever the crud is, is settling into my lungs. And....well....enough said. <BR> <BR> So, I fe... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:38:24 EST I'm still here and on track! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465432 The beginning of this year has been like a blur....we've had overnight guests exactly half the days since January 1st...it's been like one big party! Fun, but maybe a little tiring. LOL I've done my best to stay on track during these crazy days and that's good because the craziness isn't endin... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:36:28 EST Death http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465431 Hi, <BR> <BR> I know death comes as the end (I think Agatha Christie actually entitled one of her books that) but this has been a rough two weeks. <BR> <BR> My beloved aunt’s mom died. One of our rescuers had to put her dog, Toni to sleep. The dog I sit (Abby) had surgery plus her owner’s son-i... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:34:13 EST Wednesday February 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465430 Well, surprise again....it is snowing here today. <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/09bee139-2297-444f-a471-2e09c8afa392.jpg"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/244a37c1-7825-406b-9e38-fc9acad2c3d2.jpg"> <BR> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:21:05 EST National Sticky Bun Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465427 February 21, 2018 <BR> NATIONAL STICKY BUN DAY <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d0eac62c-8c39-46d8-aa1a-5aa9964e3d8b.jpeg"> <BR> I’ve got nothing for a song here - just picked a random songI like <BR> <BR> Letter to Me, Brad Paisley, 2008 <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sp... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:15:31 EST Hello! I'm ready to spark it up~! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465426 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/294cf951-e8b0-4b51-a2bb-5926d0bf49a9.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Hello I am very excited to get on with my life and start getting things back in order!. Today is all about familiarizing myself with the all the Spark tools and getting things organized to get g... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:14:53 EST Here we go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465425 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/1b1e456a-d730-4096-b9f4-e4548f557070.JPG"> <BR> <BR> May every act of loving kindness be multiplied, telescoped, magnified, celebrated, expanded and repeated endlessly right now. May we find the courage to take a step. We are so ready for a new wa... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:13:42 EST Bad Humor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465424 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a9bc211b-0daa-4f9b-9197-9af7f405879f.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5f6ae4b7-375d-409c-9b4c-535e2bb53420.jpg"> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 17:11:23 EST A little quote for the day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465422 Never look down on anyone unless you are helping them back up. Easy to criticize but until we walk in other people's shoes we don't know the whole story. Have a good day! Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:43:52 EST Wednesday Is Weigh In Day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465421 I'll admit it. I look at the scale more often than I probably should.. maybe. <BR> <BR> I'm a very logical sort. I not only log in my food and activity here on SP but I also take that info and transfer it to my Bullet Journal where I am tracking all sorts of things.. Like: <BR> <BR> --What I a... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:37:14 EST FUN COOKING http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465420 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e6f53155-fbcd-4bed-a247-c32e2215b889.jpg"> Doesn’t this look both beautiful & delicious? *From Food Network Magazine Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:27:38 EST Back At It for the Last Time! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465419 Week 2 on Nutrisystem, (returning customer), and so far I'm 7 pounds down. I followed the Nutrisystem plan in 2007, and lost a total of 65 pounds, but because I can be a bit hard headed, I didn't use what I learned and gained it all back plus more. I'm feeling better than I've felt in years, ev... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:23:05 EST Wednesday, February 21, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465418 Breakfast: 250 cal <BR> Hot water with lemon/ginger <BR> Coffee, 1% milk (25) <BR> 3/4 c Kefir (90), 1 c mixed berries (60), 1/4 c oats (75), cinnamon = 225 <BR> <BR> Snack: 150 cal <BR> 1% grande London fog, half-sweet (150) <BR> <BR> Lunch: 450 cal <BR> Rye bread (two slices) and peanut b... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:22:05 EST Happy Wednesday (hump day) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465417 Half way there to weekend. I have a very important wedding to attend on Saturday. So I have been doing really good this week. Hope you all have too. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:13:58 EST Hump Day Happy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465416 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/5c56af54-b171-41bf-bfa5-3ba8a342601e.jpg"> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:11:32 EST Say It Isn't So http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465415 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7b0fc5f4-f790-49a6-9f09-62931b06c4e1.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Text No Evil? Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:10:48 EST MY NEXT WEEK ALMOST GONE AS WELL.... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465414 WELL.... <BR> My next week is almost done and dusted..... <BR> How could that happen..... <BR> I am starting to miss the fact that we haven't had a holiday this year and although on one hand it has been awesome being here at this time of the year.....connecting with the students in my halls from ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:09:43 EST The Evil Hot Water Heater http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465413 Husband and I are attempting to move one HEAVY hot water heater out and another Heavy one in. (Why oh why can we not just call a plumber I ask. Yes-repeatedly!) HOURS LATER: Thanks to two furniture dollies, a hand truck & an engine hoist we managed to get the old water heater out without injury.... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:04:51 EST Update on making changes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465412 Last night, I logged everything I ate. I have been fizzing out after lunch. I see an old pattern emerging. Too many snacks, adding anywhere from 500 to 800 calories. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, in my seemingly endless quest to find appropriate clothing that I like, I stopped at Walmart and got legging... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 16:00:28 EST Get Rid Of The Pebble In Your Shoe http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465411 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/726f6891-6b46-4404-97ff-fa72c7b2398d.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Meditate On <BR> <BR> let us go right into the presence of God with sincere hearts fully trusting him. For our guilty consciences have been sprinkled with Christ’s blood to make us clean... <BR... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:55:28 EST THE GIFT OF NO CONDEMNATION http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465410 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e99bfaac-49af-4a51-bb6f-df766c45eccc.jpg"> <BR> <BR> … “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” <BR> <BR> John 8:11 <BR> <BR> THE GIFT OF NO CONDEMNATION <BR> <BR> When Jesus was on earth, a woman caught in the act of adultery was brough... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:50:17 EST 210 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465409 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/48d34f71-0af1-462a-a642-287fb776c2e8.jpg"> <BR> Lost a pound Bike 30 mins Walk 30 mins Full body workout Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:46:04 EST Fear, with some peace attached http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465407 I talked with one of my primary providers a couple weeks ago about the fear around food, the lack of weight loss, though really trying, the fear of reactions/cross-reactions, trying *so* hard yet seeing no real progress... <BR> <BR> I was referred to a nutritionist. I saw her almost 2 years ago... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:42:32 EST Spring must be coming soon! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465405 Look at this randy Tom, who was following one special hen around my yard all morning! <BR> No luck, that I witnessed anyway, but they did wander off into the woods. <BR> <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d11827d7-f4d7-417a-b5dd-2a22cddcb397.jpg"> <BR> <... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:27:02 EST Saying Good-bye to a friend http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465404 This last Sat. lost a friend and a neighbor, Joyce's memorial was this morning. I am glad the rain had finally stopped this morning. Going to miss walking down the hall to visit with her. <BR> <BR> We got our taxes done this afternoon and we were happy with what we are getting, it will almost pa... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:18:59 EST The struggles of pain http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465403 For about 8 months I have had a problem with my right leg going numb and cold. I suffer from bad hips so just assumed things had progressed with that. So after a few months with no change I called my specialist and she was like that is not your hip. So I was at square 1. My GP sent me to a s... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:14:45 EST Numbers http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465401 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/3e97222a-d908-49c2-af63-9455d4a267bb.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> Yep!! And numbers on the thermometer...winter weather advisory posted again for tonight...more ice and snow predicted...spring cannot get here too soon. <BR> <BR> <BR> Spring Countdown:... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:10:34 EST Heading West http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465399 In LA at the moment on my way to Phoenix. No workout this morning because my flight left at 6am, will do something tonight when I get to my hotel. <BR> <BR> Nutrition is back on track. Had a protein shake at 4:30am for breakfast, followed by coffee. Did not accept any of the snacks during my 6.... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 15:01:47 EST Wonderful onderland! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465398 I had an awful case of the flu - actually two strains of the flu - A & B, along with a sinus infection. It knocked me clear off my feet and had me sleeping on the couch for two days straight. I was unable to eat, and lived on sipping Gatorade and water. If I drank more than a couple sips, I wa... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:57:43 EST Oceans away! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465397 I'm dying for some vitamin sea! 2 more days and I'll have my ties in the sand. It's going to be cold, but long walks and soothing sea sounds are just waiting for me ❤ Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:54:00 EST Hand in Hand... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465396 <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.com/nw/1/2/l127313246.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Good Morning All <BR> <BR> Wishing you all a Blessed and Productive Wednesday ahead... <BR> <BR> Encouraging you today to keep pressing forward, even when the road is tough and you think you have no more strength, Go... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:52:09 EST Quote for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465395 When you can't do nothing but pray--you've done a whole lot. <BR> <BR> T D Jakes Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:50:38 EST Bible Verse for Today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465394 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. <BR> <BR> Hebrews 4:9. <BR> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:49:47 EST More Running & Races http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465393 <em>312</em> <BR> So, what did I do with my newfound freedom yesterday, now that my run streak is over and I don't have to run every day? I went running of course! Haha. It was a beautiful day, 60 degrees and sunny, and I managed to get 2 miles in. They were very slow, my legs were tired a... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:48:57 EST 2.21.18 - Day 30/300: Success! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465392 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/faa09819-4206-4eb9-a448-b8f74e28ebd5.jpg"> <BR> Day 30 of 30! 😎 (Day 30 of 300): Success! Woke up at 5:46am *Compiled before and after pics* Work Out at 6:30am (- Running late today postponed this post!) *Swipe to see #beforeAndafter pics! Left s... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:45:09 EST My Adventures in Spark Land...find happiness daily http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465391 Remember.... <BR> You and only <BR> YOU <BR> hold <BR> the <BR> Key <BR> to <BR> YOUR <BR> happiness. <BR> ~Heather Stillufsen <BR> <BR> Here are some happiness in my life yesterday: <BR> <BR> <em>129</em> A while back I found on face book this post entitled Kitchen skills by age. Since I d... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:40:36 EST Day 29: Feb 21, 2018 FUNNY COMIC 29 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465390 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d679ffed-4d09-4fb5-ab2b-93e08e2db1f6.jpeg"> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:31:59 EST Day 29: Feb 21, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465389 UGH! That’s really all I want to say. Just UGH! I’m behind on everything. Somehow life became a tornado and I’m still spinning out of control. Every single time I mark a task off my list, at least 3 other tasks comes out of nowhere and shoves me down. I’m tired, I’m cranky, I’m stressed, an... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:29:43 EST Week 4 Wrap Up (LATE) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465388 Well yesterday was the end of week 4. I’m losing my zest. I’m behind, I’ve gained 2 pounds back, my eating habits are off, and I’m tired and stressed with life. So I guess my goal for week 5 would be to get down to a total of 10 pounds lost, get my encouragement back, and eat right. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:25:59 EST Day 28: Feb 20, 2018 FUNNY COMIC 28 (LATE) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465387 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2698ccb8-9eeb-43ec-8bc5-783edf637770.jpeg"> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:24:38 EST Day 28: Feb 20, 2018 (LATE) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465386 Late again! Ugh! I’m never having enough time for myself or my health plan. I really need to find some sort of balance. This is making me feel like crap! It’s now the end of week 4. I’ve gained back 2 pounds. I’m feeling distraught and discouraged. I need to find a way to pull myself up by t... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:23:41 EST Spin Wheel Zeros again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465385 Hi Spark ⚡️ Friends I keep getting spin wheels here with 0 Zero nada now 4 days in a row. Am I doing something wrong or can this just happen? I guess not that important but curious. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:22:46 EST I’m so confused! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465383 I have come back to SparkPeople because I love the community. I love the spark point “game”. And I love the mega amounts of informative articles. But I have never been able to stick with counting calories for more than a few days at a time. I have been a weight watchers point counter on and off f... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:18:55 EST Weight frustrations... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465382 I had such a great day yesterday. I worked out and felt great! But my 15 pound loss turned into a 12 pound loss as I had suddenly gained 2-3 pounds over night for no good reason. I drank lots of water yesterday and had zero junk! Zero! I had one small square of dark chocolate towards the end of t... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:13:04 EST Baby Steps - My First 4 Weeks http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465381 I've made the decision to lose weight several times over the years & never stuck it out. What makes me think this time would be any different? <BR> <BR> On January 25th, I woke up & knew.. today is the day. In December I had won a free month supply of Thrive. A friend had lost a significant amou... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:10:46 EST Each Step http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465380 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f8a5f402-5fe7-40ff-8a8e-0f6f6ec1b25e.jpg"> <BR> I'm starting over again, and it's okay by me! That's step one - done! :) (Current picture : 246.6lbs) Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:04:36 EST Day 1742 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465379 Rest Day. Feeling good. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 14:01:19 EST Today's Smoothie http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465378 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/420b5cef-f5f6-47bf-a89f-1387f90cd786.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Here's today's smoothie. Now that mom is getting better...I need to get back on track and LOSE THIS WEIGHT! <BR> <BR> I did post this recipe and a couple other smoothie recipes in the SparkRec... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:58:56 EST Day 30 - Self Care http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465377 I'm excited to have hit my 30 day spark streak! I'm finding that SP is a much better and healthier social media outlet when I'm looking to waste time compared to facebook and the rest. I love reading the articles, reading people's stories, and sharing in the journey of others who are going throug... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:52:18 EST It is so hard to say Good-Bye http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465376 Sister "M" has been living with us for 16 months...she will be rolling out in a big U-Haul in one week, Feb 27th. She is going to California and it is likely that I will not see her again. <BR> "Separations" began early in my life and have been frequent and painful. <BR> <BR> Occasional up to... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:47:41 EST Weds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465375 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d46d2193-2025-4ad4-abb6-0cd9353ddd47.jpg"> Lucy is napping. MA’s birthday cake is finished. Went to the church sale got some great bargains! Got a good walk in...about to go put a beef roast in for supper! Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:46:00 EST Midnight snack http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465374 I controlled my urge for a midnight snack last night...🖒 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:43:48 EST bjk1961 - 02/21/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465373 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2afaaa68-5c7a-41bb-aeff-d078c1da1432.jpg"> <BR> 02/21/18 - Only one week to finish my current puzzle if I want it to count in the World Puzzle Days challenge. So far, I've assembled 8 puzzles (10,000 pieces). Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:41:13 EST Stars over Sleeping Giant - 2-21-18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465372 Rod Hanna got this beautiful shot of the Sleeping Giant under a starry sky: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/d6ce9133-61e9-4682-8aeb-60136d4e748c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I don't know if this posting will do it justice. We were cold last night - 12 below here at the house - an... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:30:22 EST Hump day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465371 I've got the day off from schoolwork. I got caught up and a little ahead! <BR> <BR> My niece and her husband posted on FB Yesterday, so I can finally talk about the new baby girl coming in july!! <BR> <BR> She's due the 16th, but from pictures of niece's baby belly, she's not going to last that... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:17:24 EST One week and counting... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465370 I was diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes a week ago (Tuesday, February 13th). I have gone through several emotional ups and downs in this past week - depression - shame - fear. I believe that the stress I was under over the past few years played a big part in my body not processing my blood sugar c... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:12:16 EST Working out!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465369 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ed3bd852-a98f-408b-b614-d4fac5ee8e73.jpg"> Had a great workout today!! Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:11:09 EST Hump day... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465368 Having a good day today so far. Hope you all enjoy today. The weekend is almost here :) Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:05:28 EST Day #57- Job done brings a good feeling http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465367 I keep firewood stacked in my garage, it has been split by the person I buy it from but I like smaller pieces so today, with the temperature just above +10C I spent an hour using the splitter and got the job done. A half cord, super dry and ready for my airtight fireplace. Feels good. <BR> Feel... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:03:40 EST W7D5 Countdown http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465366 Ten more days of winter 5% challenge. Today's plans: donate blood so eat well, drink lots of water, and take it easy on working out. <BR> <BR> Work is finally winding down some for the moment, and I finished a project yesterday so it's off my desk and filed away. I'm not yet counting down to ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 13:02:44 EST Quietly reclaiming maintainer status http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465365 Sometime in the past couple of weeks, I quietly changed my ticker back to the "maintenance range" model. Discouraged last Fall when I was having trouble I had changed it back to weight loss model to show / remind myself how far I'd come over the years. I wasn't liking how far it was getting fro... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:59:15 EST Not Alone http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465364 Losing weight has been a lifetime journey for me. I'm learning that food comforts me. My family enjoyed hanging out, cooking good food, and eating. I go to food when I'm sick, when I'm overwhelmed, and especially when I walk in the door after being away from home. Food is a stability in my life. ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:57:19 EST Listen... what is your body saying? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465363 So.. hard for me to listen. My mind over powers my body. I see the clock hit noon and I think.. lunch time... then.. snack time... it is a viscous cycle! <BR> I am trying to listen to my body.. it will tell me when it need something.. right? <BR> <BR> I have lived in this body for almost 1/2... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:56:37 EST New Goals http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465362 When I was in highschool and early college, I struggled with anorexia. I then got on antidepressants and they blew me up. Ever since then I’ve had such a hard time keeping the weight off. My biggest problem currently is that every time I start a diet, I end up skipping meals and becoming obsess... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:53:20 EST “Don’t be a toddler” and other good advice http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465360 Last week I participated in an online seminar about organizing. I was able to watch most of the videos; 3 each day for 5 days. Participants had 24 hours to view the videos for free (which is what I did), or purchase an unlimited pass. I got some great tips, and a couple of them came from Beth Ann... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:47:56 EST I Ain't Dead Yet!! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465359 Through watching a video and talking with my "diet coach," I just realized that I've been a victim of "stinkin'-thinkin'" for a long while! I started to think like an OLD person. <BR> <BR> I have become afraid of taking risks and driving in traffic and speaking out when I'm verbally abused b... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:45:45 EST 2/21: Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465358 Documenting my Journey. This is my accountability journal. <BR> <BR> Afternoon workout, 2 Miles Walk N Tone with 2 lb wts. (Very controlled, slow bicep curls for now). <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/615b9636-3668-4f43-b697-3ea7ae8cbf71.JPG"> <BR> <BR> Steps b... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:45:05 EST I learned how blessed my life is http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465356 Today I went to the gym . I saw a young man in a wheel chair with a leg boot on. He looked like he was recovering from an accident. My heart went out to him. I learned I have no reason to complain about exercise. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:44:05 EST Which Is Smarter, Your Cat or Your Dog? Here’s What the Latest Study Says http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465355 <link>healthypets.mercola.com/sites/health<BR>ypets/archive/2018/02/20/dog-cat-intel<BR>ligence.aspx?utm_source=petsnl&utm_med<BR>ium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campaig<BR>n=20180220Z1&et_cid=DM187511&et_rid=219350692 </link> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:42:44 EST NIght time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465354 Night time does not equal snack time. Night time does not equal snack time. My poor husband works a very odd schedule. Dinner to him is around 11. I feel awful because I haven't been fixing up dinner for him like I used to. If I make food, I eat food. Maybe someday that won't be the case, but for... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:40:22 EST More Veggies! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465353 I've recently watched the film "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead" and am halfway through the sequel. In the first film, Joe Cross, an Australian, does a 60 day juice fast. The second film is more about the overall benefits of eating more fruits and vegetables. It's inspired me to add more fruit and veg... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:35:31 EST Brave is the New Beautiful... day four http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465352 Chapter four of the book was a difficult one for me to read because of the subject matter and its timeliness to recent headlines. Lee shares the story of a young girl, Amy, who was a talented gymnast and who loved the sport. She trained with this coach for several years and he sang her praises. H... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:31:47 EST 02/21/18 = Weight Check ******************* http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465351 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 258.6 = photo verif = 01/10/18 = Wk. 1= joined BLC DDT <BR> 251.4 = photo verif = 01/17/18 = Wk. 2 <BR> 251.4 = photo verif = 01/24/18 = Wk. 3 <BR> 249.0 = photo verif = 01/26/18 <BR> 247.4 = photo verif = 01/27/18 <BR> ..........= 02/0... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:28:04 EST February 21st http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465349 Pete is away overnight with work so I'm 'Home Alone'! I'm making the most of it by catching up with the new series of 'Endevour' which I don't normally get chance to do because each episode is over an hour and a half long. <BR> I'm going to have a lovely steak salad for my evening meal after havi... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:25:15 EST #cold http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465347 Spring is getting closer! I'm ready to start up daily walks! Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:20:11 EST Spark Coach Assignment--3 accomplishments http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465346 I got out for a walk despite the knee pain. <BR> I got 3 things knocked off my to-do list. <BR> I figured out the next steps to deal with the pain! Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:17:40 EST Pounds By Medication http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465345 I've gained back 1.5 pounds this past week even though I'm eating the same amount. I figured out why - it's the medication I'm on. It's been a bad week for my health, so I've had to adjust my dosage. I adjust it as needed for a violent, neurogenic, chronic cough. This cough will actually kill... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:17:15 EST Day 52: The Difference a Dog Makes http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465343 This morning I took Bam-Bam out, but she's still a little gimpy so I kept the walk short and then went back out on my own for another loop. So funny to look at the numbers on the Garmin for the walk with her vs without her! 1 mile in 23 minutes, vs 1.5 miles in 22 minutes. <BR> <BR> <em>246<... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:12:50 EST 2/21/18 Direction http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465342 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/9201b9f8-4871-4606-9690-02758da9096a.jpg"> <BR> <BR> "You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose." Dr. Seuss <BR> <BR> <BR> One day, a boy was walking down a road when a frog cal... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:09:32 EST busy busy http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465341 have a busy day today with a lot of running (walking LOL) around. Need to find my pedometer, as it's buried somewhere in my past. Can't wait till I meet with my nutritionist to discuss my many issues. Doing my best in the meantime. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:03:47 EST What a Legacy of Faith http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465340 God has a wat if putting life in perspective. Along with many other believers in Jesus Christ, we mourn the loss of Dr. Billy Graham, and joyously celebrate his life and legacy that was totally given over to the proclamation of the life-transforming truth of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. <BR> <BR>... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:02:37 EST Day 2 so far http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465338 Last night our precious 3 year old wanted to watch a movie to go to bed to. Usually it's a story and lights out but she's been having good study days and helping around the house (as much as a 3 year old can) so we said ok. We've let her do it twice before and she fell asleep right away. Never a... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 12:00:41 EST Differences In Waist Sizes. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465337 I have noticed one thing about buying pants lately. That one thing is the differences in waist sizes. Right now most of my pants are 33x32 and 34x32. My goal size is to be a 31x32. I have 2 pairs of jeans in the 31x32 size. One pair I can button but they are snug but the other I'm not yet able to... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:57:35 EST Words of Wisdom http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465336 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/881863aa-32c8-475f-bbe9-217ce6a3d8b0.jpg"> <BR> Note to self: Results come with Change and Change comes with Results. 🌞 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:56:43 EST 2018 BILLY GRAHAM AWESOME MAN http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465335 hey sparkers hope all are doing ok i am doing all kind of different things at gym going out of my comfort zone kettle bells stairmaster wow i feel it but getting better the world lost amazing man Billy Graham he spreaded the word i remember him filling up all places that he preached he with his ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:48:51 EST So begins my journey to 60... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465334 It's time...time to pack up and head out of the cold, stark, beauty of Mount Charleston and wend my way back to the only slightly warmer city. After getting a bit of breakfast, I'll head home to unpack and try to make some sense of my poor room, which is in dire need of straightening up. This wil... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:47:48 EST 2-21-18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465333 Heavy barn chores are helping me to regain some fitness lost through sedentary winter months. Lifting and carrying 5 gallon buckets, shoveling manure, hauling the cart through the snow to dump it - not cardio but strength. The first few days, everything hurt. Now I don't hurt so much. Being out i... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:46:40 EST Treated Myself To Some Forbidden Fruit http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465332 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e8497743-c7ce-43fb-a26e-de0b49c127a7.jpg"> Treated myself to a little decadence! Half an apple, sliced & microwaved for a bit. Sprinkled a little cinnamon & a tiny bit of stevia.... mmm such a treat! Very Low Calorie Snack... Worth the 6 netCarbs!... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:46:08 EST Yesterday, A Beautiful Day! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465331 It was an unusually warm day for this time of year. It was in the 70's F. and normal is usually in the 30's F. The sun was shinning all day, something we haven't seen much of either. Just thinking on Sunday morning we woke up to 2 inches of snow. it did melt off and creeks, streams and any bo... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:45:19 EST Day: 5 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465330 Hi <BR> My day started a little slow. It is amazing how weather can affect how I feel. We have had lots of rain yesterday & over night, enough to cause flooding. Because of only being a block from the river the roar of water was very loud during the night and a few roads closed. This is only th... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:42:01 EST Believe in yourself http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465329 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0acb0158-6588-4f31-befa-dd76eb04129c.jpg"> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:28:21 EST This Works For Me. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465328 What’s gone is gone. Nothing stays as it was. Do it right but not too often. <BR> <BR> And then there is this: Usually the first choice is the right choice. <BR> <BR> I am one of those people that make decisions quickly. I don’t “hem and haw,” I don’t hesitate, I don’t fret if I am going to re... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:27:46 EST Level 12 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465327 I made it to level 12 today. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:26:34 EST 47 Days of Better Nutrition Choices! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465325 I've been doing very well at staying with my nutrition goals. I try to log everything, so I can be as honest as possible with myself, and so I can see when I need more fiber, less carbohydrates, etc. <BR> <BR> I still need to work on exercising. I am trying to walk 5 miles a week, but haven't ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:20:50 EST Short Sweet Wednesday. http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465324 Well, hump day for you 9-5ers, just another day here. Did see Finn this morning, he has been missing again since Monday morning. He looked pretty good, at least I didn't see any blood, but he was having a disagreement with another Tom. He will show up at my window sometime wanting something to... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:20:22 EST Wednesday Check-in (2-22-18) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465323 The scale moved! Last week, I reported my weight as 179.4 and today it is 178.6! Yesterday as I was thinking about today's update, my weight loss was minimal to non-existent. I had 4 good days last week & 3 bummers. Bummers: Friday fish fry, Sunday homemade sweet rools made by yours truly, Mon... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:18:36 EST Look to the future! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465322 I'm counting the days!! As we all are , I'm sure, to meet our FINAL GOAL! We must be patient though or we'll find it easier to give up! Loosing weight is work! There's alot of planning, moving, refraining and modivation that goes into loosing weight! It's not an overnight success! Let's stay focu... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:17:40 EST Day 2 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465321 Ate breakfast again, felt a bit better. Ok so I want to exercise, but I can't imagine this big, old, sore body doing a lunge or jumping jack. Any advice? Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:13:13 EST Sick of being sick! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465320 This is a very bad flu--- <BR> I still hurt everywhere-- not too hungry (which is good)-coughing is the worst part as you cough and yer lungs are so sore--Anyway, yesterday Himself stayed home because of the freezing rain falling outside--but it sure worked out well for me, as he kept up the ho... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:12:09 EST STOP......(Feb. 21st) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465319 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/de7cacb3-e0d4-4ed7-ba51-86dd37f395ab.jpeg"> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:06:59 EST it's wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465318 i have yet to go for the x-ray and ultrasound tests because i came down with what feels like the flu. this is the first time i have been out of the house since last friday. i am finally feeling well enough to be outdoors and to run some errands. once i am feeling even more better, i will go for t... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:02:39 EST Ready... Set... Go! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465317 Well, I'm back to SparkPeople after a year of being on "my own". Do you know what that means??? I'm back because old & poor eating habits are beginning to surface again. I'm gaining weight rapidly! Ugh... <BR> <em>198</em> I lost 70 pounds and have gained 21 back. <BR> <BR> So... her... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:02:31 EST "Forget Counting Calories" (in the news today) http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465316 The "latest" news this morning (which we know is always iffy as there are so many conflicting opinions on every health topic under the sun), states that we should forget about counting calories. Instead, concentrate on the quality of food we are eating. Primarily, get rid of all processed food.... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:57:49 EST 1,500 mile goal http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465315 Heavy rain today and expected for the next five days. Guess I will pick up an additional 15-20 minutes on the exercise bike. If I get the chance to walk I will. Good luck to all. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:50:41 EST This trend is more realistic...but I did not take advantage of my earlier momentum http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465314 <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/21260468-8fc3-490b-bc70-2e04983e1e64.gif"> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:49:24 EST Change in Pattern http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465313 <BR> Life is hard. You find and lose things all the time. Same goes for motivation. Sure is what has happened to me a lot over the last couple of years. I do great for a couple of days, and even a few weeks at times, but then I lose all that built up motivation and end up regaining all the weigh... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:49:15 EST Sparks friends rock http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465312 Today is my second day back eating clean so grateful for your support . i got invited out to eat met my calories already and did not indulge. Ty for helping me do it god bless you all Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:48:47 EST Self sabotage and lessons http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465311 The weight loss has slowed. A lot. But it is still moving in the direction I want it to. <BR> <BR> This morning I finally broke a psychological barrier As of today, I am down to 169. I started Keto Dec 3/17 at 186 pounds (nearly an all time high) and lost 9 pounds in December. For January, ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:45:27 EST shortcomings http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465310 Not in me! with Weight Watchers. Have lost 14lbs in one month with their program and have no problems with the eating portion of it; its easy, nourishing, satisfying, comfortable. <BR> <BR> Have learned the real way to lose weight is to adapt the foods you like, and drop the things that do not... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:45:03 EST Grateful for Life Humor http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465309 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b5ad5dd6-a17f-47e7-8763-e86edf43f8f5.png"> <BR> dont' you love the fun memes that make you smile over something silly? Having a sense of humor about weight loss and even just about life, has changed my perspective so much!! when I remember that it ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:38:26 EST Keto "diet" vs. hunger http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465308 Folks have been asking me IRL about "what diet I'm on." It's not. It's a change. But it sounds weak and complicated, so I just say "I'm doing keto." <BR> <BR> Keto is about keeping the carbs down REALLY low. And while a 95 gram carb day is rare, they happen, and depending on weight that's really... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:32:55 EST Change of menu today http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465307 No weight loss for a week so going on kefir smoothies today <BR> The good news 5 inches gone 3 off abs so wow I can take that <BR> Rain today so probable walking tape or treadmill <BR> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:25:02 EST How STRONG are you? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465306 How STRONG are you? Now, when I see the word STRONG I immediately think about my physical strength, but it is not always physical. Take a moment and think about your life and the challenges that life throw at you sometimes. I know, I love finding thought provoking quotes to make you think about w... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:17:38 EST Wednesday morning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465305 I did not do much yesterday. It was severe fog and rainy weather all day and night until now. We have flood warnings for most of the lower peninsula here. <BR> I have never appreciated a home improvement as much as I do that B-Dry system and state-of-the-art sump pump with backup system! Whe... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:15:05 EST Re-reading my Blogs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465304 Feeling a little down because I've started to obsess about the scale again. <BR> <em>192</em> <em>39</em> <BR> I read a blog today by an SP member who has lost & is maintaining a 100-lb weight loss. He listed 100 things he's learned & or is greatful for due to the weight loss & the journe... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:14:39 EST Heffalump Traps http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465303 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/223c46e9-e6e3-442b-aa92-12b1cdaf2839.jpg"> <BR> <BR> I met with my therapist last week; we are now on a 2x a month schedule. For the last 18 months I’ve been meeting with her weekly to work on my depression. <BR> <BR> Now that I've improved in t... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:11:33 EST If only http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465302 I must have been supremely awesome recently. I'm finally standing without being dizzy, YAH!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/c25feca9-4088-4e15-b76e-2aecc9361620.jpg"> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:08:43 EST Icy Wednesday = more Biology work http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465301 Yeah... I'm that mom. They don't like it when I dole out extra work on days like today but they DO like the benefits of having a slow day or instead of a "snow day" we have a "sun day". <BR> <BR> Ok, here is a legitimate question. <BR> <BR> My son, Silas, 14 is extremely smart. A professor at... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:06:52 EST Romeo Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465300 It is my turn to drive and choose the location for our Romeo luncheon today. It is a beautiful 69 degree sunshiny start to the day today. I had a good dentist appointment yesterday. MY scheduled crown was done successfully with no complications this time. I also learned that my B3 molar needs... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:06:02 EST So much has changed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465299 Hubby left me in July of 2017. <BR> I got promoted at work. <BR> Going through this mental/spiritual awakening and understanding of my anxiety and how to manage it. <BR> <BR> Instead of this yo yo-ing with my fitness goals, I have stepped outside my comfort zone and started at Orange Theory Fitn... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 10:05:11 EST I cannot have it both ways! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465297 My little motivational card that I made when I attempted to follow the Beck Diet Solution that I read this morning is: I cannot have it both ways: I can be loose with my eating or I can be healthy. I cannot be both. <BR> <BR> I really needed to read this today because yesterday, I was loose with... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:55:54 EST City Girl http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465296 Amy, a city girl, marries a farmer. <BR> <BR> One morning, before he goes out to the fields, the farmer says to her, "The artificial insemination man is coming to impregnate one of our cows today. I drove a big nail into the two-by-four over the cow's stall. You show him where it is." <BR> <BR>... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:52:15 EST Fair warning http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465295 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/a92aa0c6-fd38-4d26-90f1-239670fdbdde.jpg"> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:48:23 EST Grammar Lesson http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465294 <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <BR> From now on, ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put. <BR> <em>665</em> Sir Winston Churchill <BR> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> <em>36</em> ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:48:09 EST Tea Time http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465293 So over the past 4 weeks, eating out has gone from being a part of my general eating pattern to a bit of an exception from the norm. <BR> <BR> It's gone from being larger meals (mostly dinners) to grabbing a quick snack (slice of pizza or small order of wings) <BR> <BR> Under the category of pr... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:41:59 EST Starting out http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465292 I just wanted to loose a little weight, be a little fitter. So I downloaded the app. Only I couldn’t just the app unless I first entered my weight. So I had to drive to the shop to buy batteries for the bathroom scales that I usually try to avoid. And yes, I was shocked with the results. So now I... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:30:29 EST The Winds of Change http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465290 <BR> Most people shiver when the winds of change blow their way. They are blinded by the strong winds hitting their face and making their eyes water and sting, knowing that things are shifting, it just can’t be good! The comfort zone is going to be invaded and it won’t be pretty! They can’t see ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:24:49 EST 2/21/18 workout http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465289 Spinning: 67 min Circuit training: 30 min arms, legs, abs, cardio I sweat so much today, the sign of a great workout! Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:15:10 EST Feb 21 2018 Mom Update http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465288 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2a36e9be-7224-4bbf-835e-75d6d00bc44b.jpg">Talking with mom right now. The procedure yesterday afternoon seems to have worked. The bleeding has stopped and the swelling in her leg seems to be going down. She is able to get up and slowing walk using ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:11:04 EST Frustrated - how long can I keep convincing myself to keep going regardless of seeing reversals for http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465287 It was working for 5 days then once again it started going rapidly in the opposite direction for no reason. <BR> <BR> For the last 3 days my scale has jumped nearly a pound a day, I am now higher that I was when I recommitted to tightening it up in January. Now I realize this could all be water... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:09:38 EST Homeless http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465286 I've been homeless/couch surfing for a few weeks now. One of the relatives I was staying with attacked me, unprovoked, and landed me in the hospital. Thankfully, I was okay in the end. My diet has gone to crap. I need things that are cheap, filling, vegan, and able to be stored in my car. Basi... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 09:05:55 EST It's A Rainy Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465285 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/59cfd91c-6aa1-46f9-8766-a92638d69c99.JPG"> <BR> <BR> I don't swim well and my kayak is up at our cabin so I was glad that the mail lady made it down our driveway to deliver my package. What was in the package? <BR> <BR> Yarn! <BR> <BR> Like I n... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:59:18 EST Back on SparkPeople http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465284 I just rejoined SparkPeople yesterday. Looking at my page today, I can't believe it's been over 7 years since I was last on here. This time around, I'm going to try to be more active and focused. With age and increased health issues, I really need to turn things around and it really helps to h... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:54:31 EST Cut and Paste... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465282 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0a13267c-a0e3-409a-a04d-f32023062bab.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Now this IS funny... don't you think? <em>198</em> <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> Still raining; windows open and the birds are singing. <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> I can handle 'this' Canadian Fe... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:53:26 EST SHORTEST OF NOTES http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465280 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2ad80a98-08c1-45d6-a30f-4f5c1e0f0db4.jpg"> <BR> E <BR> Happy Hump Day Just a really short blog that took 2 days to type. I found out yesterday Ia have Vertigo. I had it before and simply put means your dizzy. My problem is the shaking of my hand... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:47:47 EST re leeway http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465278 well got it back off 2.6 lbs off yesterday at tops <BR> <BR> so am back down to 154.8 <BR> <BR> now working towards my 146 bottom leeway goal <BR> <BR> 8.8 lbs to go this one gonna be harder <BR> <BR> oct 23 will be my four year of being a kops <BR> <BR> never thought l could do it <BR> ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:45:48 EST OSCAR WILDE QUOTE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465277 <BR> <BR> <BR> Be yourself, everybody else is already taken! Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:45:35 EST Stressed http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465276 Hoping to stick to my life changes during a stressful day today. My hubby is having a biopsy and I have to not deal with it with the contents of the fridge. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:36:47 EST had a bad night - http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465275 good Morning; I am going to the dentist this morning to work on a crown. I could not sleep last night for a few reasons- my anxiety - the appointment is going to be rough, son and DIL going at it again- anxiety from in-laws health issues. Weather is getting bad again up there. We did find a foo... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:31:51 EST A Bumpy Week http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465273 Weekly check in.... hoping to get blogging more often but this will suffice for now. <BR> <BR> Had a rough food week, a lot of self sabotage going on. Wed was Valentines day and I think i was feeling a little sorry for myself.... made a gorp of peanuts and chocolate chips... <BR> <BR> Thu... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:29:36 EST It's Raining Again http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465272 We've had some storms and lots of thunder and lightning the past couple of days. More is predicted over the next 4-5 days. The alarm went off this morning and it was drizzling, so I did a half hour walk inside in the afternoon. <BR> <BR> The sage of the back problems remain. I feel better in the... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:18:58 EST Making it ~WONDERfilled~ http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465271 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7f198caf-e8a5-4abe-9713-d29ae1fa81f4.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <em>8</em> <em>585</em> <em>8</em> <em>586</em> <em>8</em> <em>588</em> <em>8</em> <em>589</em> <BR> <em>188</em> ~Waving Hello~ & ~Wishing Everyone~ <BR> ~a WONDERfill... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:14:11 EST Happy Wednesday .. Downhill slide to the weekend !!!! WHEEEEEEEEEEEEEE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465270 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/16881d85-1385-4921-a4cc-4e518a043dfc.png"> <BR> <BR> Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember .. magic ho... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 08:13:37 EST Wednesday February 21, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465268 Off and running early for work today! <BR> <BR> Everyone have a blessed Wednesday! <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Kammy Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:57:09 EST Don't Look Down... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465267 I noticed this morning on the way to work that I only look at the floor. I hate that. But then without really paying attention to it I have been doing that for most of my life. Hiding behind my Mum as a toddler, burying my face in her skirt. Being a painfully shy teenager because from a young ag... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:56:26 EST Determined to do this! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465266 I got my determination back that I'm going to stay on track with eating smaller amounts and more excercise. I'm doing this for me to be healthier. I have osteo arthritis and my joints have really been hurting. Not a young chicken anymore. I just want to be able to be more active and feel better. ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:55:56 EST Wed Weigh-In 2/21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465265 2/21 <BR> 206.8 <BR> GAINED 1.2 lbs.! <BR> <em>386</em> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:49:59 EST 2/21/18 To the mind that is still, the whole universe surrenders. Lao Tzu http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465264 Quote of the Day <BR> Ideas shape the course of history. <BR> John Maynard Keynes <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> First love is only a little foolishness and a lot of curiosity. <BR> George Bernard Shaw <BR> <BR> Art Quote of the Day <BR> Paint the essential character of things. <BR> Camil... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:46:34 EST On the lighter side http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465263 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/473b2f45-991e-4c39-b573-a9bb4caca725.jpg"> <BR> Gee girl, I didn't eat your cookie. <em>334</em> <BR> <em>386</em> Sparkers Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:43:41 EST February 21 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465262 I did a 38 minute Yoga for Weight Loss session this morning --- that felt good. I will now get ready and go to work. One day at a time, I press on, I keep trying to take care of my body and mind ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:42:28 EST The 5 Pound Drop - Day 8 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465261 So far so good. I've been staying within all my ranges of calories, carbs and fats. It's gives me such a good feeling to look at my pie chart at the end of the day and see that. Success can be measured in many ways and seeing that nutrition report and pie chart make me feel super successful. <B... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:36:11 EST Eye check up today for beloved http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465260 Always so stressful Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:33:53 EST 30 days of Keto! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465259 Now this isn't my first 30 days of Keto. I have been doing Keto for over a month now. So far I am loving the results and how I feel. I still have a lot to learn, but I am taking it day by day. I have decided to start a 30 day blog and record my activity, food intake, supplement intake and anythin... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:32:17 EST Intermittent Fasting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465258 So over the past few months I've heard all sorts of things about the benefits of fasting. I love food. I love food a LOT. Restricting calories has never been fun for me. So the idea of fasting was definitely not appealing. And I kept thinking... starving yourself is not the answer. You put your b... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:26:27 EST It feels like the first time... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465257 You know that Foreigner song, It feels like the first time.. describing how sometimes the first time you try something (in that case fall in love) it is so amazing.. something special, like it's never felt before.. kinda had that feeling this morning at kickboxing.. <BR> <BR> I love kickboxing, ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:22:03 EST When your WLJ turns into a Mystery Ride http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465256 As a kid, ( number 6 of 7 children) I remember being put in the car at the end of a long day, with my siblings and heading out for what My Father called a " Mystery Ride." The memory is sweet and if I could get a visual of my Parents I am sure they would look exhausted and that exhaustion fueled ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:21:58 EST WHY? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465255 Do you ever just sit and wonder why? I know there’s been some awful stuff going on in the world lately and I don’t mean to be disrespectful of those things. But...sometimes I wonder why about things much more personal and, quite frankly irrelevant, to anyone else. 1) Why do I stop doing things t... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:20:22 EST Wednesday 2/21/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465254 Wednesday Reflection <BR> 1. Was your weight up, down, or the same and why? down - Back on track <BR> 2. Did you meet your weekly self goal last week? Yep - workouts even if I didn't want to do them <BR> 3. What is something you did well this week? Managed to get my workouts in <BR> 4. What is so... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 07:18:07 EST Card Reading Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465252 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ee13fc00-8abf-4376-8b75-3891606b2440.jpeg"> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always February 21st <BR> <BR> Card Reading Day is a fun day. It's a day to read cards..... no more, no less. <BR> <BR> Beyond a doubt, the stationery and Ecard compani... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:59:14 EST Wednesday - Day 52 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465251 Yesterday I walked on the treadmill and took a long dog walk in the 73 degrees. It is pouring out there now and will be most of the day. I need to watch my calories more today. Off to the grocery store this morning. I can picture myself putting them in and out of the car with my raincoat. Ha... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:40:09 EST Thought and Prayer for Wednesday, February 21, 2018 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465250 February 21, 2018 DAILY LIVING <BR> <BR> Family, work, and hobbies are just a few things we seem to be involved in. We get up, go to work, come home, get everyone fed, bathed, and homework done. We get everyone in the bed, finish up our lists, and get in the bed ourselves. Next day. Do it all ag... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:38:52 EST Best Treadmill For Big Guys http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465249 What is the best treadmill for big guys – a question in the minds of many plus size people who want to add fitness into their lives… <BR> <BR> Minute for minute, treadmills are the ultimate fat burning machine, eliminating up to 900 calories an hour. <BR> <BR> Heavy duty treadmills provide an e... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:38:34 EST Caesar: In Memoriam http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465247 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4b3c53f6-89cc-4f25-a5f5-47d1274f1567.JPG"> <BR> <BR> A year ago today, I had to say good-bye to my pug Caesar. <BR> <BR> He was almost 15 and had been suffering from crippling arthritis for years (not to mention he’d gone both deaf and blind). It... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:35:15 EST PSALM OF THE DAY AND MORE=2/21/2018/THIS IS GOD'S BLOG NOT MINE http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465246 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/00ba3486-2b8b-4424-8a9e-2f6cdf600946.jpg"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ece3ee3f-9c8d-40d8-888e-1959959e692a.png"> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e97c83c8-3585-42f5-9c3f-c80ef009ab16.jpg">Bow down Thine ear to me... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:31:53 EST Really mad http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465245 I was doing really well with my food yesterday, packed my lunch. Was logging everything and then BOOM! I had three pieces of Valentine candy😟 New day. Starting again Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:27:20 EST 2-21-2018-JOLLIES FROM JUDY http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465244 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/be2fa2c8-05e1-41b4-86a3-4318224b1ef5.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Sad, but true. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:23:38 EST My Morning Cup Of Solitude http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465242 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/2fe56386-b9c8-4f96-a37b-65e8b1db3a29.jpg"> <BR> <BR> The greatest asset in life isn’t money, it is time. Be sure to cherish it before it runs out. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 06:14:33 EST One day down - 3 more to go....... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465240 The worst thing about extended time is that when one returns home, there's no energy (or interest) in doing anything other than preparing for the end of the day - only had a cup of yogurt for "dinner" (no real appetite for a formal meal - that has been an issue for me lately)....... <BR> <BR> Oh... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:53:28 EST Tuesday Wednesday http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465239 Relatively busy day at work yesterday and evening at homewith a short time with the family, then they left and I went to exercise. Getting ready for our monthly meeting with directors Thursday. Going to be really sore from cardio kickboxing! Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:48:00 EST Setup for a Comeback - Joel and Victoria http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465237 Today’s Scripture: "For though the righteous fall seven times, they rise again…" (Proverbs 24:16, NIV) <BR> <BR> Life is full of things that try to push us down. We all face disappointments and setbacks. Maybe you got some bad news concerning your health, or maybe a relationship didn’t work o... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:43:51 EST Fasting http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465236 The biblical concept of fasting is a good breakthrough for me. I have more will to eat less, even for short periods of time. Done safely, I think it can help to learn new eating habits very effectively. I am going to ask my nutritionist next week what she knows about fasting. Amen! Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:18:01 EST 2 Cookies Too Many http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465234 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ed12860c-d094-4bb8-9df0-59c112a3c675.jpg"> <BR> The other day I walked into the Teacher's Room and saw the most delicious chocolate brownie cookies sitting there, unattended. I was alone with temptation, and what did I do? I gobbled down 3 cookie... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:15:14 EST Take a break and listen http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465233 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCdneDxFRYQ </link> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 05:00:49 EST February 21, Read Mark 8. What was the crowd doing for 3 days? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465231 There are a lot of places in the bible where I simply wonder what was happening. The text says the crowd was with Jesus for three days and it implies they hadn't eaten. So I wonder what they were doing to not even eat. I also wonder what Jesus and the disciples ate? I suppose it doesn't really m... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:31:52 EST How clever... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465229 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/0e1fe963-b29d-4dae-93df-e3f3cc63cc98.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Your morning brain teaser. <em>20</em> <BR> <BR> <em>334</em> Keep smiling!! <em>334</em> <BR> <BR> <em>247</em> <em>390</em> <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:15:37 EST Karma Chameleon http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465228 <link>www.youtube.com/watch?v=JmcA9LIIXWw </link> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 04:04:48 EST Seeds http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465227 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b8509b24-a2db-41e5-ab4f-90b3a046a275.jpg"> <BR> Today was a good day! I started some bell pepper plants from the peppers that grew last year! We'll see!?! Its icy outside, I was scared to go anywhere. Cleaned the bathroom. DH was tired of all my... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:39:09 EST Sayonara, Facebook! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465226 It's hard to admit sometimes that what's in your life doesn't satisfy quite the way it did before. <BR> <BR> Sometimes the changes were purposeful, chosen, for example my New Year's resolution to avoid fast food (defined as so called restaurants with drive-up windows or carhops, places that ser... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:37:52 EST Wed 21 Feb 60,5kgs http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465224 Fluffy and his toy mouse <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/ce422e2b-67aa-4a5a-899e-a8873b8b358a.JPG"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/b4bb3fbe-68aa-4295-a9cd-7e916dca7c46.JPG"> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/380de105-4ed1-4cff-a2ed... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 03:06:21 EST Another Cold Day: Freezing Temps... http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465223 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/916eca97-ce9e-4d71-89df-9a290ac9137c.jpg"> <BR> <BR> Evening Hello my Friend's <BR> <BR> Today was another freezing day, temps below zero, still icy and snowy but today we were blessed with some sunny skies... <BR> <BR> I am finding it hard to k... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:51:27 EST Bible Verse for the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465222 John 1:12-13 <BR> <BR> 12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: <BR> <BR> 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:43:00 EST Quote for the Day http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465221 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/227ade68-06b4-4493-8462-6785d6ace861.jpg"> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:41:39 EST Relapse or triumph?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465220 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e2f34ea3-733f-4beb-9c3b-0313073259ac.jpg"> <BR> I concuded today i'm ridding a fine line between relapse and success in the best possible way. I have has mixed emotions due to physically feeling the best in over 25 years regarding my joint heath... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:37:36 EST Relapse or triumph?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465219 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/4ba00c2e-004b-4cef-841b-0481479eb816.jpg"> <BR> I concuded today i'm ridding a fine line between relapse and success in the best possible way. I have has mixed emotions due to physically feeling the best in over 25 years regarding my joint heath... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:36:32 EST Relapse or triumph?? http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465218 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/046ba593-a532-4c28-ba8b-001561c89d2f.jpg"> <BR> I concuded today i'm ridding a fine line between relapse and success in the best possible way. I have has mixed emotions due to physically feeling the best in over 25 years regarding my joint heath... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:35:45 EST Week Five Didn't Go As Planned http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465217 How is it that time flies so quickly and you look up and days and days have passed. Well that is what happens to me--a lot. But I don't let it get to me. <BR> <BR> Week Five was going to be all about the walking video and then I did some walking. Too much walking in one day. We went to this RV s... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:27:56 EST Laughing, swimming and traffic lights http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465216 I’m on spring vacation so I have time to do things I can’t do in the term time. It’s a good rehearsal for retirement. <BR> <BR> I have a relatively new friend - about a year or eighteen months - and I don’t know her very well, but she has been one of those people who come into your life at the r... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 02:20:15 EST Eating right isn't cheap http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465215 Having trouble planning meals, healthy stuff tends to cost more😓 Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:56:32 EST Carbohydrates are hard on the liver. All will be converted to fat or cholesterol . http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465214 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/f29ac7fe-f12f-401f-8f96-347331e650dc.jpeg"> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:55:05 EST 2-20-18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465213 I have a big happy today and a little sad. The sad was going outside to clean off my car and scrape ice, in case I had jury duty in the morning. My big happy is they didn't call my number so I can stay home and stay inside. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:43:29 EST Walking http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465212 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/e4d4629b-db20-49c8-9b3e-77461b57caf1.jpg"> Its been 6 months if walking 3 days a week. It is now my lifestyle. I don’t debate it any more I just do it without thinking. It’s wonderful. Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:21:37 EST Feeling better http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465211 Walked 10 minutes this morning & once I leave here will try walking 10 more Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:21:26 EST The Weight Is Over! http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465210 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/80457076-e678-4925-8c4b-a8a06fae16e0.jpg"> <BR> the goal dress <BR> <BR> I gained two pounds this week. I went from 176 lbs to 178 lbs. I've been eating well enough, getting plenty of fiber. I think I'm where I need to be right now, as far as the ... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:19:38 EST 20 Feb 2019 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465209 Have not posted for a couple days and likely won't till I feel better, Down with Sinus infection and bronchitis. <BR> <BR> Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:08:07 EST Swimming http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465208 Oh no, it is not easy to get going. After last mondays first swim for more than six motnhs, I kept postphoning the second until friday. Then I decided to try to visit the indoor pool the last open hour for the day - to swim between 19.00 20.00 when they closed. I thought that maybe people like to... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 01:00:21 EST Compromises http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465207 I didn't make it to the gym, but I compromised and did a 30 minute yoga app right before bed. I feel nice and loose and ready for sleep. My favorite part of a healthy lifestyle routine! <BR> <BR> Had lunch with my boss and a colleague who always eats super healthy. I have never seen him eat a ca... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:57:59 EST Tuesday, 2/20/18 http://www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_journal_individual.asp?blog_id=6465206 <img src="http://photosaws.sparkpeople.com/guid/7f2aedc7-703f-43c7-b2c7-5792ac6f6290.jpg"> <BR> <BR> <BR> My day didn't completely go as hoped, but lots of good came out of it other than a very sore knee and foot due to the lack of getting my PT exercises done again today. That is now schedul... Wed, 21 Feb 2018 00:52:17 EST