SparkPeople Member Blogs These are the most recent public blog entries from SparkPeople Members. SparkPeople Member Blogs Happy Easter! Happy Easter all my Spark friends! Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:09:32 EST Living Obese - The Ugly Truth Living obese isn't pretty, it's ugly and hard. Yes, there is a sense of comfort after awhile because that's what we've gotten used to but it is still hard. And the older you get the harder it is. You wake up in the morning and everything hurts. You struggle to get out of bed, physically and m... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:05:21 EST so far so good Increase energy. Better mood. Haven't been at it long enough to see any new or other changes in anything yet. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:05:20 EST Sweaty!!! Feels so good to be so sweaty and tired! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> I just did the three mile fast Walk Away the Pounds workout on Youtube, then did a whole 3 minutes of a 10 minute ab video. Maybe tomorrow I can do another minute of it, but I feel very good about what I did today. <BR> <BR> I... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 12:02:33 EST I FEEL IT IN THE AIR I Feel It In The Air <BR> <BR> I know it's Easter time again, <BR> I feel it in the air. <BR> The breath of spring with woodsy tang, <BR> And new life everywhere. <BR> And spring glides on with magic touch <BR> O'er mountain side and glen; <BR> And wakens all the sleeping plants <BR> For Easter ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:54:38 EST Day 347 Rest Day. Feeling good. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:54:25 EST SPOILER: EASTER IS...<BR>er_embedded&v=bAuaSpJ7zGs <BR> <BR> All about His sacrifice... emoticon Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:51:11 EST Happy Easter!! <em>452</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <em>453</em> <BR> <BR> Only a short walk today due to rain, but still made it to Denver on Road Trip USA! Onto Yellowstone National PArk for the next leg. I've started walking intervals again, restarted on the Week One programme - 1 min of 4 spe... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:50:00 EST Blessed Easter! <em>214</em> I went to church and took my friend with me. It was a different service this morning, there was a skit, and some people came up during the service and spoke (scenarios) asking "What can your Jesus do for me". It was an awesome service though with the Holy Spirit was so sweetly ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:45:42 EST Second Chances. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Easter is very important to me, it's a second chance." --– Reba McEntire <BR> <BR> Today I awoke with such joy and hope in my heart and it's not by accident… It's Easter. This day holds so much meaning for me, besid... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:45:38 EST yes IN DEED HE HAS the reply that should be given when someone say He Has RISEN Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:44:17 EST Gonna have a dance night with a special girl!!! Bethanee loves to dance so I am gonna do Zumba with her later for a little bit. <BR> <BR> I love Zumba because it works everything. Cardio and muscles. A full work out!! I just need to remember I do need to do the machines atleast 2 times a day. <BR> <BR> So my schedule... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:43:09 EST Enjoying being more active. <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> Happy Easter! <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <BR> <BR> It took forEVER for me to get to sleep last night. I finally fell asleep around 3am. I don't know what the deal is. I go through phases where this happens. I'm trying really h... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:42:53 EST Dh Home Today - Great Easter Blessing Some Basket are just not big enough to hold all the Lord gifts of Life ! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> DH returned home this morning after a extended Life Saving Surgery - as I write I have tears of Joy that we have been given a new Beginning o... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:33:42 EST Day 8 - Happy Easter I am 55 years old and my sweet mom still makes me an Easter Basket. Really sweet of her. The only problem is that now I have to find a listing for Easter Candy Corn. It's a bit embarrassing to track candy when you are trying to lose weight, but then again, if you don't track everything, it doe... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:32:22 EST Mayday Madness Challenge This is the blog about the weekly royal maintenance weigh-in & the Mayday Madness Challenge Festival, taking place in Queen AmQ's Maintenance Queendom from Easter (April 20) to May Madness Day (May 25, a newly declared holiday in the realm). <BR> <BR> Having morphed back from a bunny queen to a ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:32:06 EST Bad Week But I'm cool with it! <BR> <BR> Have to re-evaluate my plan. I was expecting this to happen, kind of. Tomorrow starts a new day - the house is full of good food, I just need to plan my eating better. Working a lot this week, so I need to plan my exercise better. We'll see how it goes. I have 8 ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:29:37 EST What I Saw This Morning <img src=""> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:27:17 EST The greatest... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:27:00 EST HAPPY EASTER <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> As I watch the morning sun rise, I am grateful for another day. Another chance to celebrate this wonderful life. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:25:44 EST Day 16 rowing in the morning -wonderful way to enjoy the world in all its glory! <BR> <BR> I just might be getting the "backing the oar in" component locked in. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:23:14 EST It's Four Day Weekend It's a four day weekend and I seem to do better when I am at home. There are so many distractions from food, that I can keep from over eating. <BR> <BR> I feel very proud that we have done a lot of work around the house this weekend! Moving around and burning calories!!! <BR> <BR> Hope ev... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:22:56 EST Easter Candy I just have today and tomorrow (as it's grocery shopping day and candy will be on sale) to make through the temptation of Easter candy. Jelly beans are one of my favorites. I did buy one bag several weeks back but have not had the desire to buy more and several times I have stood in front of th... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:22:46 EST Why do they call them "Deviled" Eggs? <img src=""> <BR> These are the "Deviled" Eggs I made today for Easter. But I'm not sure where the name "Deviled" comes from. I don't know if that's appropriate for EASTER ! LOL Maybe they should be called "Angel" Eggs. <BR> <BR> I Hard ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:21:41 EST Such a BUM! ( A majorly rambling catch-up) Man, what a bum. Looked at my goal and it was from LAST YEAR??? <BR> <BR> So, good morning from the least consistent person on the planet. (Or, at least a very competitive second. ) <BR> <BR> A goal I remembered did bring me back here, even though this has been a very slow getting-with-it morni... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:20:34 EST So Focus <img src=""> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:19:28 EST FOLLOW UP ON GROWING VEGGIES AND A HAPPY EASTER <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> It has been a little over 3 weeks since I bought 4 packets of seeds at The Dollar Tree, brought them home and planted them. I reall... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:18:40 EST Animals 4/20 :=) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:16:03 EST happy easter to all those who celebrate. <BR> <BR> Easter Sunday or not, got out the kick boxing DVD and worked my way through it. Last time I did this one, only got through the punch routine (10 minutes). Today made it all the way through punches and core energizing, about 40 minutes. and my legs hurt!! ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:15:07 EST Happy Easter!! <BR> Well, I hope everyone is enjoyed their Easter I know I am not only is a holiday but it is my Birthday!!! Happy Birthday to Me!! Lol!! Well, I let you go and everybody stay safe and have a wonderful day so sorry I haven't been on here lately. <BR> <BR> Your <em>223</em> Jennifer <BR... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:12:57 EST Holiday eating and a new lifestyle I got up early this morning to hide Easter eggs and to start prepping for the upcoming meal. As I was chopping away on some rosemary, contemplating the calories of the dishes I chose, I thought, "Meh, it's a holiday. I can splurge! I can just enjoy the day without worry." But, really, can I? <BR>... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:12:12 EST Honesty. I can't believe it's been two years since I've been on Spark People. I would love to sit here and say I'm at my goal weight and my health is amazing, but the reality is I'm back to square one. I'm lost. So I decided to be honest with myself and come back. This is not easy. <BR> <BR> Here's wher... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:11:50 EST Grateful for a New Day I am grateful for a new day to live. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:09:54 EST Happy Easter to all! What a beautiful day. Big bummer though, after going all winter without getting sick, I get sick THIS weekend! I just can't believe it. I told my husband that we were fine before we went for our yearly physicals. It was the doctors' offices that made us sick! I just hope it doesn't last the ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:07:54 EST Happy Easter FRIENDS!!!!!!! I hope you have a very blessed Easter Sunday. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:01:05 EST OMG this chicken is soooooooo good!<BR>il.asp?recipe=2725185 <BR> <BR> or if that doesn't work, try this <BR> <BR><BR>s/Grilled-Chicken-with-Mustard-Tarrago<BR>n-Chobani-Sauce <BR> <BR> The top link is my slightly edited version of the recipe, ol... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 11:00:20 EST BL Spring Challenge Progress Review - we're halfway! It’s hard to believe, but the week 5 weigh in for the BL Spring into Action 10 Week Challenge took place last Wednesday – it’s more than halfway over! So I decided it was time to revisit my goals for the Challenge and see how I’m doing. <BR> <BR> Here they are: <BR> 1. Train for and run at leas... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:55:22 EST Tatooine Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:53:31 EST Easter Compliments I've lost enough weight that my few nice tops are baggy (I never wear dresses...always pants and tops) , so I decided to look for a nice top for Easter. I work at a church and we have a service both on Saturday night and two on Sunday morning. So ideally -- I hoped to find two tops. <BR> <BR... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:51:59 EST Body Reset Diet I was using Spark People pretty frequently gathering recipes. I found it a great resource for someone who loves to cook, but doesn't always make the right food choices. However for the past 6 days now, I have being doing the body reset diet. Today I am on day 7 of 15. <BR> <BR> This first 5 days... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:51:36 EST Happy Easter! Wishing everyone a happy Easter. I am reminded of how important it is that Christ rose from the dead. If he didn't, my faith would mean nothing. <BR> <BR> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:49:45 EST Lost A Ridiculous Amount of Water Weight This is why I hate scales. A few days ago (I mean like two or three), I weighed 177 pounds; granted I was on my period. I didn't let the number get me down, and I kept on working out and increasing my protein/calories. <BR> <BR> Yesterday, I weighed 169 pounds (with shoes) on the digital scale ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:49:05 EST memorial We held the memorial for my nephew yesterday (Easter Saturday). It was very nice and went very well. Organizing and preparing have require quite a bit if time and I think been a useful diversion and activity for my brother and his wife. There is a measure of healing in projects such as this, howe... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:48:48 EST 4/20/14 Happy Easter everyone <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a good day Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:48:32 EST This made me chuckle .... <img src=""> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:48:06 EST 1GT#36 Today's 1 Good Thing was walking about 4 miles, despite the rain :D <BR> <em>311</em> <BR> <BR> Today, Easter Day, there was a vintage bus rally around the local area; with vintage buses from 1947 onwards running all day for free. As I had the day off, I took a couple of buses to another l... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:47:42 EST A beautiful day It simply is. <BR> <BR> The sun is shining, the grass is becoming green and I threw out my dead hot tub. A good 10 years of winter star gazing, snow removal to access- sometimes 2 feet! I enjoyed it immensely but one day was done. My electric bill is much lower now. <BR> <BR> I now have a patio... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:43:38 EST Happy Easter from me and the "bunnies"!!!! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Wishing you all a very blessed day. I am back but my spark time i... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:43:26 EST Happy I'm on vacation and I've noticed some NSVs <BR> I smile more in pictures and am not wary of getting a picture taken of me <BR> I chose to go for a walk in the crisp mountain air this AM instead of a heavy breakfast (that used to say "vacation" to me) <BR> We went to a state park yesterday and wal... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:39:33 EST HAPPY RESURRECTION DAY/HAPPY EASTER! "CLEAN AND NEW" <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> HELLO MY DEAR SISTERS AND BROTHERS IN CHRIST! <em>220</em> <BR> <BR> We are SO blessed! Relax in Jesus Who is Our Life! He's ALIVE! Celebrate that TRUTH daily! He LOVED Us with ALL He was! YET He ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:36:01 EST Happy Easter! So, I may not be blogging much. Or tracking my food. Or logging on to Spark. Or even working out. But I did hit a new "low" today. My weigh in this Easter Sunday is 138.8 pounds! <BR> <BR> I haven't been working out because I got some weird cold thing that decided it was going to move down ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:35:59 EST EASTER SUNDAY Took a weekend off from the book & the back on Monday to continue.. <BR> For coming & food to fix so I can visit! <BR> I hope all are celebrating the day..the weekend or just a lovely day! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:33:49 EST Happy Easter <img src=""> <BR> It's a bright, sunny Easter morning here in Eastern Ontario. There patches of blue in the sky overhead, the air is warm and the breeze is soft and gentle. It's so lovely, I've opened the windows to let in a bit of fresh a... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:33:27 EST week 16 This had been an interesting busy week. <BR> <BR> To make sure I will be on time for all the homework I have left to do. I have decided to stay at work 1-2 hours every night to do some. the environment in my office is a lot better to work than home. Mostly because there are less distractions.... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:31:55 EST Eating Less - enjoying it! An aspect of gaining control over food addiction, is to enjoy the food you eat. <BR> <BR> Today I enjoyed a lovely chocolate rice-crispy cake served in a sea-side cafe, with soft cusions, good music and a great mug of coffee - with sea and sky to look out on. There was an array of Easter cake... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:31:34 EST Jesus Is For Real! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The Resurrection of Jesus Christ is very real ........ In His resurrection, we as believers find redemption .......... His wonderful gift ......... Believe and ask Him into <BR> your hearts if you have never done ....... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:26:42 EST I can help myself feel better today. I woke up feeling low... <BR> <BR> Action steps: <BR> <BR> 1) Hug my daughter = check <BR> <BR> 2) Drink water = check <BR> <BR> 3) Eat breakfast = check <BR> <BR> 4) Get in a good walk = that is next on the agenda <BR> <BR> 5) Stay present. <BR> <BR> It won't help to focus on what I hav... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:20:44 EST Lost: Motivation I knew this would happen eventually. Over the past few weeks, I've lost my motivation. I just didn't expect it to happen now. Usually, the snow melt and approach of spring revs me up and my spring "high" hits. Not this year. <BR> <BR> For several weeks now, I've been struggling. I log in to... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:20:42 EST Party Pictures from Last Week on this Joy-filled Easter Pictures from last week's Galloway end of the running season party are now available. Although there are dozens, I'll share just a few. <BR> <BR> 1. Proud to be in this picture. It's for those of us who set a new PR (personal record) in the half marathon this year: <BR> <BR> <img src="http://p... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:20:08 EST I was SPA dayed!! My Son owns 2 Planet Beach day spa's <BR> <BR> Yesterday every nerve ending I had hurt! I asked my Son if he had any openings for me to do message. He texted me back yes come at 2:30, So I show up and he SPA'D ME! for 3 hours! <BR> <BR> I did water message, it hurt like heck but I did it anywa... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:19:10 EST Happy Easter!!! =) <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:18:29 EST Ephesians 6:9 (WEB) <BR> You masters, do the same things to them, and give up threatening, <BR> knowing that he who is both their Master and yours is in heaven, <BR> and there is no partiality with him. <BR> <BR> Promise #110: I do not show favortism in My family. <BR> <BR> In today's Scrip... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:17:25 EST Easter Sunday Happy Easter! What a special day! <BR> <BR> I will give a better update tomorrow, but we made it through the 5K! It was tougher than I though, but a lot of fun! We are both banged up a little and hurting but nothing major. I faired better than my husband who landed wrong on one of the obstac... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:17:00 EST Fresh Start & Other Things <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Today is day one of my streak! <BR> <BR> Actually, its day 41... but I'm going back to day one because I just felt like I needed a fresh start. I've been on track, but it feels like I've gotten a little careless ove... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:09:49 EST Days The greatest day in the history of the world - what a wonderful day my Creator is risen Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:09:06 EST I'm so Dizzy! As the song goes Yes I just dated my self! <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Just as the song says, I am spinning out of control! It has been one heck of a week. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I seem to have lo... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:07:55 EST First Snafu I didn't lose any weight last week, but a quick glance of the calendar explains that... the scale just isn't a good judge at some times during the month, if you know what I mean (especially you ladies). So I have no doubt that everything will balance out if I just keep going - that's not the sna... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 10:02:26 EST Happy Easter! Easter is many things to many people. Unfortunately, to many it is no more tha n colored eggs and chocolate bunnies. We should all take a few minutes and reflect o n what Easter is and if your culture does not embrace Easter, take a few minutes and find out what it is. Similarly, take a few mi... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:56:44 EST Happy Easter! I was completely surprised to see a .4 weight loss this morning. My hormones are ruling the roost right now and I have no doubt I'm dragging around water weight. Mentally, I was all set to record my gain into my Weight Watchers app. Imagine my surprise to see a loss instead, no matter how smal... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:54:26 EST Day 1: Setting today's intentions After a great food day yesterday, I want to begin today by setting intentions for staying in control of my diet. It is Easter. My SIL is having a large family gathering. There will be a lot of what I call "food bullying" going on. <BR> <BR> I re-read Spark's article on how to deal with food pus... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:51:50 EST I Wish This For You......... No matter where you are or who you are with or what you are doing today, I wish you the Peace and Hope and Beauty of Easter. <BR> I am going to be with my Mom (who is turning 90 and we are celebrating her birthday today), My Brother and his wife, My Nephew and his Girlfriend and his Son, our olde... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:51:17 EST Wishing everyone a happy Easter! <em>450</em> <BR> I have a busy day today so I am getting an early start on doing as much of my SP items done so I won't have as much to do tonight when I may feel to sore or tired to log on to the computer. I plan on getting my walk in early today and it looks like it's going to be a sunny a... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:48:52 EST Indeed! <img src=""> <BR> Wishing all SparkPeople a Blessed Easter and gratitude for the love of your Savior. <BR> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:48:50 EST Happy Sunday/Happy Easter May you all have a blessed day!! Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:47:14 EST Happy Easter Easter is always bittersweet for me. I revel in the coming of Spring and God's promise of eternal life, but it still miss those who are already gone from me. Eventually, I will be with them again. That gives me great peace. <BR> <BR> I still haven't found a place I feel welcome for services, I m... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:46:11 EST Sunny Day Sweeping the Clouds Away It is day 39 in the BLC 77 day countdown! Happy Easter <BR> <BR> I really enjoyed my rest day yesterday. I got in all my steps, had a stroll at the Arboretum by the canal, got my errands done with hubby's help and had a visit with friends. The only thing I did not get was early to bed so tha... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:45:17 EST Count Blessings The past 30 days have been so busy. Sometimes when so much is wrong it is hard to count blessings. On March 20th my husband had what is called A-V fistula creation surgery. That was done to start developing a means for one type of dialysis. We have known for 10 years that he was in renal failure... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:41:24 EST Sunday's Motivation <img src=""> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:40:51 EST Making Progress! I am finally getting over my plateau and hope that this puts me on the road to get to my next 10 lb goal on time! <BR> <BR> As of April 20, 2014: <BR> <BR> Weight: 166.2 (DOWN 2.4 lbs for a total of 23.6 lbs) <BR> Waist: 31.25 ( DOWN .25 inches for a total of 2.75 inches) <BR> Lower Ab: 41 (... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:37:16 EST Home Is Where The Heart Is " You can never go home again, but the truth is you can never leave home ,so it's all right. " Maya Angelou <BR> <BR> <BR> Today is Easter . A day for celebrating with families . A day to follow traditions and make new ones. <BR> <BR> Today we think about sacrifice, renewal ,and resurrection... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:36:04 EST Happy Easter I hope that everyone has a wonderful day today. For those of you who celebrate, Happy Easter! Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:35:43 EST A Beautiful Sunday Bright Sunny and going up to 17C. A day truly sent from Heaven. Out come our walking boots, and sticks, taking the dogs, and heading for the Bruce Trail for a long hike. <em>67</em> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:33:30 EST Happy Easter My Sparking Friends....Apr. 20th <img src=""> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:31:36 EST Health Means Energy When what I call feels healthy, I feel like I can do anything. This extra weight is work to carry around and I need to put that work and energy into an active life. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:28:42 EST We Deliver The owner of a small deli was being questioned by an IRS agent about his tax return. He had reported a net profit of $80,000 for the year. <BR> <BR> "Why don't you people leave me alone?" the deli owner said. "I work like a dog, everyone in my family helps out, the place is only closed three da... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:28:14 EST turn the Good morning <BR> <BR> My name is Greg I am a grateful recovering COE, I was abstinent yesterday. Not really much to say this morning, I am going to focus on accomplishing my program goals today as well as straightening up my area. I deservie to live in a clutter free and neat living space yet... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:27:43 EST its an excuse but its a good one Cant believe its been a week since I blogged. <BR> I havent been on the scale this week, I skipped it, and that is a mistake. Because I have fallen back into some bad habits this week....not a hard fall, but enough that I know its going to be a bad day when I do get on the scale. There will be no... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:25:01 EST snack attack yesterday I weighed in and measured - lowest I've been on both counts in a while. <BR> <BR> then... I proceeded to eat. everything. <BR> <BR> likely partly due to the fact that I hadn't eaten much the day before, but seriously?! I was feeling so good; why did I just take on a 'whatever' approa... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:24:37 EST Easter Happy Easter Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:23:26 EST Worship Do we keep Gods day Holy or do we use Sunday for fun Sleeping in Shopping Working Is that how God ask us to keep his Day We are so lost So much to change We are to keep Gods day holy Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:22:10 EST Funny thoughts I woke up this morning to the alarm of my phone and looked at my notifications and one was a sparkpeople email. I didn't give it much thought but then after I went to put the washing on I thought I should log on sparkpeople to receive some motivation. I watched a clip and then thought "OK I shoul... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:22:05 EST Easter sunday morning I am up early again this morning. It is cloudy with temp at 61 degrees. Glucose reading for this month was 93. Great seeing as I have been off all diabetic meds since January 5th. Exercises going well. Now attempting to do some yoga on the Wii fit. Weight is constant. Trivia is at 97%. Ge... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:22:04 EST Carb overload....... Ok, so I don't get to spend very many full days with my hubby (he works crazy hours), so I really wanted to enjoy the day with him and do whatever he wanted to do -- which included eating out! <BR> <BR> We had lunch at Carl's Jr -- we never go out for "fast" food -- and he was craving a big fat ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:21:49 EST Streaking 'Til School Ends: Week 1 (4/20-4/26) Last week I did pretty well with my streaking goals. I got in my exercise and water every single day of the week, and stuck to my no drinking alcohol goal six days, only having two glasses of wine on the day I purposefully allowed drinking. I expect this week to pan out about the same. A frien... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:16:51 EST Maintaining Focus with a New Plan <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am refocusing on my eating plan. I have heard about food combining before but never truly understood what it is all about. A girlfriend recently said she has purchased materials with a plan and will be implementing i... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:14:10 EST Hope you have a few laughs this Easter <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:11:17 EST Starting over I'm starting over in so many ways...Up until now it seemed impossible! <BR> <BR> Thrown into a life that I don't want and that doesn't make me happy. I've always battled weight issues and depression but this time is worse than any other time in my life. 17 months ago I lost the kindest, most ge... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:08:53 EST Happy Easter! Christ is risen! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Last night I went to the Vigil mass It was the first time I have been to the Vigil Mass and I will do it again because it was so beautiful. There was the Ceremony of Light. The entire Church was dark. The Paschal c... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:07:17 EST The Temple was torn <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I like what Joel Osteen said," The temple was torn from top to bottom" not so God could get out but so we could get in. He is alive! Praise God! I live because...He lives in me... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:04:10 EST Still Losing Weight I have lost 25 pounds since January 3. I feel great and my running has improved tremendously. Hard work and calorie counting are paying off. I set a goal weight for August first and I only have two pounds left to reach it. This is the first time, in a long time, I have been able to stay motiv... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:02:43 EST Sunday April 20, 2014 The sun is out and the sky is blue Getting things done today. I'm still not 100 percent better, but I'm getting there. At least I'm up and about. I'm trying to clean my apartment as well. It looks like a hurricane hit it, and I'm the only one that lives here lol. <BR> <BR> Last week didn't work very well on any of my ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:02:16 EST Small victories 4-20-14 <BR> Happy Easter! On this holy day, I'm giving thanks for all the blessings bestowed upon me. Not the least of which is starting on the path of good health. Since 4-4, I've lost 17.5 lbs, I am no longer taking insulin and my blood glucose is within normal limits almost every day, I c... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 09:02:05 EST Easter Sunday Short a quick today. All the glory to GOD!! Please honor him today for his Son Jesus Christ and dying on the Cross for OUR sins and raising from the dead on his day over 2000 years ago to give us victory over death. Praise the Lord for he is GOOD!!!! <BR> <BR> Happy Easter everyone and may Go... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:59:21 EST Positive Thought For The Day~April 20, 2014 <img src=""> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:58:08 EST Happy Easter <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am terribly sorry I have not been on my blog for some time. I am here , just not blogging. Time is so short trying to get everything in in the morning. Today is Easter and I'm not really doing anything for it. No sp... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:53:29 EST To All My Spark Friends, Happy Easter! Dear Friends, <BR> <BR> I am sending a wagon full of wishes to all of my Spark friends. May your cups overflow with great joy and plenty. May you be surrounded by love and those you love. Peace to you all! <BR> <BR> Hugs, <BR> Cyndi Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:52:28 EST Happy Easter Greetings Have a Very Wonderful Happy Easter and Resurrection Day. Our Lord Has Risen. Spring is Here. A Time for New Beginnings and to Renew Our Goals. May Everyone go Outside and Enjoy the Fresh Air and Sunshine. Time to Enjoy with Family and Friends doing Things Outdoors with Everyone. Going Places and ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:50:30 EST Happy Easter! Happy day! Looking forward to spending the day with family! Cooking up a storm and also taking my walk this morning! Hope everyone has a happy day and a happy week! Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:50:02 EST Day 167/168 - a new normal I have developed really good eating habits over the last several months! I am just getting ready to come back to my reality, having spent the weekend in Toronto and eating all my meals from restaurants! A weekend of excesses, which was once normal to me! Once upon a time I ate whatever I wanted w... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:48:48 EST ETL Day 31& Happy Easter! This past week was a pretty good one overall, I completed the four week mark of my ETL program, staved off attempts of my secretary to tempt me into having frequent off plan days, and completed my first 5k ( I walked it but that still means I was moving so yay!) I stayed relatively on plan while ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:47:42 EST Musings For Sunday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Coming up this week: <BR> <BR> Earth Day, Tuesday <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Cardinal Grand Cross on will look something like this: <BR> <BR>... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:47:31 EST Workout Stress reducer <BR> Get out with pups <BR> ^endurance <BR> Toning <BR> Look better Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:47:00 EST Sunny out Easter Sunday....I am continually amazed at the complexity and the simplicity of Jesus Christ...God has blessed us with the freedom to choose - to turn to turn away from call ourselves Christians and make decisions that glorify call ourselves Christians and make decisi... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:44:57 EST Great Day on the Mountain! Mt. Washington has perfect conditions for skiing! 10 degrees and 10 MPH winds. Clear skies. <BR> Yesterday, conditions were very poor. <BR> I am the Information Volunteer at the base, working to keep everyone safe on the mountain. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:44:43 EST ~HAPPY ~ EASTER~ <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> ~*~ HAPPY EASTER EVERYONE ~*~ <BR> <BR> ...... May we all find time to reflect this <BR> Easter Sunday.... in our own way...... and... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:41:50 EST Weekend coming to a close Sometime this afternoon or early evening, my son Ben will be here again. Yesterday, the landlord was out in the garage, putzing around. He had told me earlier in the week that he thought he might have to replace the dryer. Since I had just done laundry, I went out to tell him that I thought it... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:40:46 EST Family The family is one of nature's masterpieces. <BR> <BR> George Santayana Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:38:15 EST Marathons: then and now! <link><BR>e-macdougall-why-we-run-or-do-we/ </link> <BR> <BR> I knew of course that the original marathon was a Greek concept and related to the name of the town of Marathon -- but didn't know it was a place where fennel was grown. <BR> <BR> Also intereste... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:34:06 EST Low Carb Sandwich Buns The other day on Low Carbing Among Friends Facebook page I saw a post by someone who learned how to satisfy their craving for a sausage biscuit. What the person used was the recipe for Peggy's Sandwich Buns. I thought I would try them, and I was pleased with the outcome. After all, who doesn't wa... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:33:45 EST Started last night Husband and I started Easter early with a beautiful Easter vigil service last night at the church I used to sing at. The Great Vigil of Easter is truly my favorite service, starting in darkness lit only by the Pascal candle lit with new fire. I love the long chant; done right, it's a dramatic s... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:33:02 EST clothes shopping I am the shipper receiver in an automotive company where I move heavy car parts around in the mornings and get boxes ready to ship out in the afternoons. Yesterday the underwire of my bra snapped. <BR> <BR> Man I hate bra shopping. <BR> <BR> Popped into my favorite plus sized clothing store t... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:26:38 EST SUNDAY GREAT NEWS! ................................!! HE IS RISEN !! <BR> <BR> ..............................!! HAPPY EASTER !! <BR> <BR> ............................... <em>345</em> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:23:18 EST The Resurrection Painting&#8207;&#8207; The Resurrection is a 12 foot x 40 foot mural, oil on canvas. It is a depiction of the moment of Jesus emerging from the tomb.This mural was commissioned by the Museum of Biblical Art in Dallas, Texas. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:20:11 EST Easter Sunday Easter Sunday <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Easter Date April 20, 2014 <BR> <BR> The real meaning of Easter, is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. To Christians, it is the most special day of the year. Yes, the birth of C... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:19:35 EST Happy Eater to those of you that celebrate I was so excited this morning looking at the grandchildren's Easter Baskets. They only had one piece of candy....a white Easter bunny. Then lego's for grandson and other little toys and such. Wow, so totally impressed. I was prepared for a lot more junk but I guess some of the things we have ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:18:46 EST Blessings, Easter morning My goal is to list at least three blessings every day. <BR> <BR> Here are today's blessings: <BR> <BR> 1. Happy Easter. <BR> <BR> 2. I am spending the day with my family. <BR> <BR> 3. I have an amazing family. <BR> <BR> 4. Family, friends, and faith. <BR> <BR> Feel free to list your ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:18:32 EST Happy Holiday -- Easter/Passover <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It is a Gorgeous day...and today it really feels like Spring. <BR> <BR> I made a fantastic pot of Chickpeas last night that reminded me of my Grandmother. As a kid I never liked the beans themselves, but I loved t... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:14:26 EST Four Mile Hike I went on a 4 mile hike to the Cascades with my sons and their Boy Scout troop yesterday. Although I had to take a Valium (prescribed by my doctor for the dizziness), which I don't like to do, I was able to make the hike. I am glad I did since we will be moving in June and with all the activities... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:08:54 EST Happy Easter! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hallelujah! He is Risen! <BR> <BR> Blessings to you!! <em>247</em> <em>390</em> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:08:09 EST Easter Blessings <em>449</em> <em>172</em> <em>145</em> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:07:18 EST Then Came The Morning! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Christianity is unique to all religions in the world in that the Savior, Jesus Christ, who was crucified, buried for three days as He conquered death, hell and the grave, and is risen to new life. Our Savior is the o... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:06:14 EST HALLELUJAH! CHRIST IS RISEN! Luke 24:1-6:"NOW, upon the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came unto the sepulchre bringing the spices which they had prepared, and certain others with them. 2. And they found the stone rolled away from the sepulchre, 3. And they entered in and found not the body of the Lor... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:04:55 EST Wow! 20 pts on my first spin of the day...Happy Easter <em>450</em> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:04:50 EST Estate Planning Ugh! Every one dies, but we live in denial for a long time. I knew my cancer was out of my life when I once again entered denial. <BR> <BR> And now I'm opening that denial door and stepping outside again. I hope it's for a brief period. <BR> <BR> Estate Planning with young children was basical... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:02:07 EST Runner Angel I have had some self-doubt about being able to run a Half Marathon. They say comparison is the thief of joy. Well I sometimes feel like I don’t run fast enough or I am not “really” a runner. Not sure why, but sometimes I have these thoughts. <BR> <BR> Last weekend really changed that for me. ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 08:01:49 EST WORDS OF WISDOM! WORDS OF WISDOM! <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> 4/20 Sun <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> I remember that as a child I would hear adults speak of these things. I remember being terrified by them. I remember seeing that big, red, harvest moon as it hung on top of the hills. I remember thinking that th... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:57:33 EST Runniversary Yesterday, I ran the Kentucky Derby Half Marathon. My goal was to run a sub 2:30. I ended up running an official 2:24.02. I was so ecstatic & proud of myself. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I came to the realization that this month is my ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:53:43 EST Wee blog-but huge thought! <img src=""> <BR> We are alive--- <BR> We CAN make a difference-to-day--to our body----IF....we try to eat healthy! <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:53:00 EST This Will Brighten Your Day: 681 <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <img src="">My Sadie <... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:51:00 EST Easter Jesus has risen Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:49:58 EST Made Me Laugh Part 14 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photos-ak.sparkpeople.... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:43:25 EST Happy Easter <em>448</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <em>448</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <em>448</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:41:31 EST A night out, morning exercise and Happy Easter! Last night I went out with a group of friends to a free concert celebrating the local radio station's 17th birthday. It is called the BOB Birthday Bash. It was a great time! Awesome performers. I saw one of my favorite new artists, Chase Rice! If you like country music and haven't heard of hi... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:38:45 EST Happy Easter Wishing all of my Spark Friends a HAPPY EASTER. Hope you are having a special day and celebration with your families. <BR> <BR> <em>448</em> <em>449</em> <em>450</em> <em>451</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <em>288</em> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:37:14 EST Easter 1975--calories <BR> 45 min. elliptical <BR> 1 smoke <BR> <BR> A day of preparation for Easter. I never did mop the floors, but other than that, I'm ready. <BR> My two daughters drove in from Chicago about 10, but I'd already fallen asleep on the couch. Instead of candy, I bought legos for the ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:37:02 EST Thought and Prayer for Sunday, April 20, 2014 FOCUS ON FAITH <BR> <BR> From our faith in God, we will grow. From our trials, we will flourish. From our struggles, we will learn. From bad, God can create good. When we focus on our faith in God and how we know without a doubt that He will get us through all situations, we will become stronger... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:34:09 EST Easter beauty for you to enjoy. <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="http://photos-a... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:32:45 EST Going for a Virtual Jaunt So, the last time I was on SP I was part of a group that did the "virtual walk", which is when you choose a destination and then "walk" towards it using the mileage you're walking in real life. :DAnd then you reward yourself when you reach your destination! <BR> <BR> It was pretty exciting. I'm ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:31:22 EST 20 miles or bust! Meeting my sister in a little while to run with her - she's planning on 10-15, and I want 20, so I'm getting started a little bit early and hoping we both end up happy. It will be good to run with her - I ran with her quite a bit when she was training for her first half in OKC - was that 2 years ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:29:47 EST DAY 110 of 2014: HAPPY EASTER!!! I have always loved Christmas and Easter. As a child, that meant toys and/or LOTS of candy. I remember a basket full of candy, and not the cheap crap they pawn off now as chocolate. At least that is one good thing I can say about my mom is that she made those two days very memorable for us. I... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:20:07 EST Happy Easter <em>449</em> <em>451</em> <em>448</em> <em>453</em> <em>450</em> <em>452</em> <em>449</em> <BR> <BR> Happy Easter to all my dear Sparks Friends!!! <BR> <BR> Happily, Easter is not a food-fest for me. There will be no Easter baskets, no chocolate bunnies or eggs. I'll be v... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:19:17 EST Easter Wishes <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Hope each of you has an amazing day Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:14:38 EST Day 19 + 20 OF APRIL CHALLENGE ! I must be honest with you sparkfriends yesterday was weigh day and i am up another lb making me 193 lbs ! I AM NOT HAPPY ! I stayed in my calorie range and walked 10 minutes a day but my meds are making me gain no matter what i do . I won't give up GOD ANSWERS PRAYER and if the best i can do is m... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:13:51 EST Active Life I have been around Spark a LONG time. This is my 3rd account, and I know I came back when my weight peaked in 2008, so that is over 6 years. <BR> <BR> And one of the things I have taken away from all of this ......... <BR> <BR> Exercise that is just part of your life is Activity, and you don't ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:03:04 EST FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Sun, 4/20/2014 FOLLOWING IN THE FOOTSTEPS OF FAITH, Sun, 4/20/2014 <BR> A Biblical View Of The End Times - <BR> Matthew 24:1-31 <BR> THE TIME OF JACOB'S TROUBLE, Lesson 52h <BR> <BR> The Vial Judgments <BR> <BR> The First Vial – (Rev. 16:2) - Some kind of vile cancerous sore is poured out on mankind. <BR> Th... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 07:00:26 EST ESATER=PSALM OF THE DAY AND MORE=4/20/2014 THIS IS GOD'S BLOG NOT MINE. <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="">Psalm 103:2-4 {{KJVB}} Bless the LORD my soul, and forget not all His benefits: V:2 <BR> <BR> ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:58:22 EST Day 40........morning post (weigh in) First of all Happy Easter from our family to yours! May you have a blessed day full of fun and happiness making memories that will last a lifetime!! <BR> <BR> <BR> Second....drum roll please... <BR> <BR> 229.2 <BR> <BR> 2.6 lost this week <BR> <BR> grand total 10 pounds!!! <BR> <BR> <em>... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:57:21 EST HAPPY EASTER! <img src=""> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:49:16 EST ...thankful.... ...for my wonderful life.... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:42:41 EST Christ is risen'. Indeed He is risen! Happy Easter to all of you! Charles F. Stanley, Pastor and founder of “In Touch Ministries” <BR> <BR> Today is a very special day. Across the globe, young and old alike are wearing their finest clothes, attending church, and sharing delicious meals with loved ones. But Easter is so much more than festivities and traditio... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:42:20 EST Happy Easter! <img src=""> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:36:58 EST Good Day I just wanted to wish everyone a Happy Easter <em>244</em> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:35:54 EST Long Day yesterday After going to hospital to see my cousin. We drove around because DH wanted to. I so don't like to drive for 6 hours on my day off. especially when today will be a waste and we have so many things to do. <BR> I ate Chinese yesterday and it must have more carbs in it than I thought because m... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:34:07 EST April 20th Pete's gone out for a bike ride this morning then if the weather bucks up a bit we hope to go to the St. Georges Day festivities in the local park taking my mobility scooter out properly for the first time. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:09:40 EST Happy Easter! Happy Easter Everyone;-) Have fun! <BR> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=" Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:07:39 EST He Has Risen ! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> On a hill far away stood an old rugged cross, <BR> The emblem of suffering and shame; <BR> And I love that old cross where the dearest and best <BR> For a world of lost sinners was slain. <BR> <BR> <img src="http:... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:07:19 EST No Matter How You Spend Today <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I wish you all a blessed day...whether you celebrate Resurrection Day/Easter or if you're Jewish I wish you Shavua Tov (please correct me if I am incorrect here...I would LOVE to learn Hebrew) <BR> <BR> <em>247</em>... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:05:36 EST Easters past and present <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Easter to all... the above photo is from back in the day... the two little girls in front are my big sister and me. It is a significant day in my personal memory because it was the day I was given back to my Mom... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:01:46 EST struggling It's been a hard last couple of weeks with eating and other issues that have come up, but i'm usually on my bike nearly everyday of the week. Food wise has been hard, I think I need to go back to basics and remember the rules. <BR> <BR> A good weekend, some personal set backs last week, but have... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:01:25 EST Yesterday's Bike Ride Yesterday my daughter and I went on two bike rides. It was nice, a little chilly, but nice. Today we are going to go to dinner at my mom's place. Nothing elaborate, just time spent with family!! Yesterday I also did the kettle bell. It was a nice workout! Tiring, but nice. <BR> <em>332... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:58:42 EST Break the cycle I miss writing blogs and getting comments to help from my beloved spark friends. Hi everyone. <em>524</em> I miss you all <em>220</em> <em>247</em> <em>382</em> <BR> Happy Easter everyone <em>452</em> <BR> <BR> I don't know how I came into this unhealthy cycle. I was struggling... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:52:27 EST Inspirational Thoughts GOD's love is really amazing. I stopped saying Good Luck when I realized "GOD BLESSES" is more appropriate. Providence not coincidence. I stopped calling myself Lucky when I realized I am not lucky, but "BLESSED'. I am not perfect, but I was forgiven. How GREAT AND WONDERFUL is our LORD JESUS CHR... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:50:41 EST Easter Symbols <em>126</em> <em>451</em> <em>184</em> <em>449</em> <em>125</em> <em>450</em> <BR> <BR> Easter Symbols <BR> <BR> ~~"You won’t find them in the Bible, but many cherished Easter traditions have been around for centuries. The most prominent secular symbol of the Christian holiday... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:48:20 EST Sunday, April 20 Well, tennis was fun and it was windy. I didn't win one set. Denny and I lost to Eric and hubby 6-2. John and I lost to Denny and Andrew 6-4. Andrew and I lost to Eric and hubby 6-4. <BR> <BR> We ate at Pho Tay Ho for lunch and hubby and I went to Costco (around 4:15 PM EST) to do our weekly... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:36:15 EST Happy Easter! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I hope everybody has a blessed Easter and is able to spend time with friends and family. Our neighbor stopped over last night to give Elijah an Easter basket. I wasn't expecting her to do that. She knocked at the door ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:28:16 EST Blessings! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Happy Easter as we walk the path together...... <BR> <em>247</em> <em>449</em> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:24:52 EST The HALLELUJAH Chorus! Happy Resurrection Day! Handel's Messiah - Hallelujah Chorus- a Hymn for EASTER SUNDAY: <BR> LYRICS SOURCE:<BR>ah-chorus-lyrics.html <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Handel's Messiah - Hallelujah Chorus <BR> <img src="ht... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 05:14:18 EST My God lives! Read Matthew 28 . <BR> <BR> In services all across the world today this chapter, Mark 16, Luke 24, and John 20 will be read. This is the most significant event for Christians. Our God took on the form of a man, died in our place then got up out of the grave. He said that we can too. Here is ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:42:21 EST BINGE AVOIDANCE Chew gum <BR> Go for a quick walk <BR> Sing to my favourite song Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:39:48 EST STARTING AGAIN again Yip, starting again. I turned 40 this week, and honestly all i want is to love , would even settle for like at this stage, myself again. I am therefore gonna start again, and stick with it this time Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:36:54 EST Easter breakfast <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Looks tasty, doesn't it? But I'm phenomenally disappointed to discover that I don't actually like star fruit. It doesn't taste as pretty as it looks! Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:17:03 EST I just want to be happy in my own skin... I wish i could be this kinda person again, to wear these kind of clothes like I used to...yet again I've lost who i am...conforming to an image that is appropriate & becoming dead inside once more.. With every relationship I'm in, I lose myself, and end up changing how i dress, how my hair is, I ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:11:43 EST Breaking through the barriers, setting myself up to meet goals It's time to re-evaluate. I've been stuck lately. The numbers show it and I can't deny it either. <BR> <BR> What's been wrong? <BR> <BR> Well, I have been blogging about already, but in the plainest way I can put it, these are my issues: <BR> <BR> 1.) I stay up to late. <BR> 2.) I get too litt... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:04:26 EST Happy Easter! Happy Spring! Happy, Happy Everything! Today we celebrate the renewal that is in motion all around us and in our own lives. With Spring now underway and Easter and Earth Day before us, it is truly a time of new beginnings, growth, and abundant flow. What a perfect moment to reflect and witness the sprouts that may be emerging from the... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 04:01:45 EST HalleluJAH! The tomb is empty!... <img src=""> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> The captives to sin have been set free!... <img src=""> <img src="http://pho... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:58:00 EST Moby: Why I'm Vegan Love this, just a few excerpts, you can read the entire article here:<BR>pinion-why-im-vegan-by-moby-20140318 <BR> <BR> "I would never in a trillion years think of hurting this cat. So why am I eating other animals who have four (or two) legs, two eyes,... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:49:52 EST Will Eating Papaya Make Me Lose Weight? (Physical vs. Mental Health) I am made of stress right now! I am moving in two months, and I do not know where. There is nothing I can do about it except wait for my employer to make a decision, but that does not make it any less stressful. There are just so many "what if's" that I am shutting down and caving into bad hab... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:30:32 EST THE RESURRECTION (Poetry) THE RESURRECTION <BR> <BR> We hold so close to our hearts <BR> The cross where Jesus died <BR> But so much more than the blood-stained cross <BR> Is that Jesus came back to life <BR> <BR> The stone's been rolled away <BR> The tomb lay open and bare <BR> They looked for Him, and then the angel s... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:25:41 EST Bible Verse for the Day "I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies" (John 11:25). Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:21:29 EST No weight gain! I'm home!! We cut our break short and only ended up being there 3 nights. I was glad though as I had way too many cheat meals! Including a McDonald's! Although I still stuck to working out every day, doing what I could and lots of walking! <BR> So I was expecting to be back in the 190s this week.... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:18:31 EST BLESSED EASTER TO ALL OF YOU !! A TIME OF CELEBRATION OF "LIFE". A NEW BEGINNING. AND TO ME, SPARKPEOPLE IS TO START A "NEW BEGINNING". I HAVE SAID THIS MANY TIMES, THE LORD GAVE US THIS BODY, A TABERNACLE. WE SHOULD TREAT IT WITH HONOR & RESPECT AND TAKE CARE OF IT. SO WHAT DO YOU SAY? TODAY IS ANOTHER "TEST DAY" HOW WILL YOU ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:17:46 EST Hallelujah, He is Risen... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> May you all have a Blessed Easter Celebrating our Resurrected Savior, He is Alive, He is Risen, just as He said...God's Blessings.. <BR> <BR> Easter is a celebration of... <BR> <BR> Easter is the celebration of the ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:13:36 EST Stress Log 4.20 I talked with a friend today about stress busting techniques .Just talking with her made a difference. Have a safe , relaxing Easter. He is risen indeed! <em>288</em> <em>43</em> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:06:12 EST Sorry for the Rant. I'm Sad and Disgusted. Yesterday was my mom's youngest child's 5th birthday. They had the party today. It was pouring down rain all day, so I didn't really want to go, but it's family and these kids are the only people in our family that are close to their age. <BR> <BR> As soon as we walk in (dripping wet), I hand ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 03:00:43 EST This is hard, but I'm up for the challenge I didn't plan what I was going to eat today and that made it difficult to the correct amount of fruits and vegetables into my diet. I mostly ate protein and carbohydrates. Normally I have a hard time with getting enough carbohydrates (now that I cut out ice cream), but veggies were not a problem.... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:59:15 EST tossing it up: day 19 1. i am grateful for my babies, because they remind me to be more present. <BR> ( in progress) Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:58:18 EST negativity It's bedtime and at bedtime I often have lots of thoughts about my weight and I think it will be helpful to write this down. Maybe be more helpful than intensive therapy. My husband is great except that he has a history of infidelity. He was ready to end his marriage when he had a tulmultuous ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:56:28 EST What about all the extra skin after a successful Weightloss? We all struggle with weight on a daily basis, but after all our hard work and dedication getting that weight off. What are we sometimes left with other then a goal weight that we made it too? We are sometimes left with all that access skin that we hide. All I can say is I know something that can ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:51:30 EST Post. 16310 was my step count on the treadmill for last night. Had to boost the workout for spring. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:50:40 EST Paving the Way with 10 Minutes Day... I Joined a Sparkteam recently to help me get into the routine of working out on a regular basis. I've been doing well these last few days. Got a little frustrated with myself and my inability to do some of the exercises properly, but like my wonderful partner pointed out, at least I'm trying. If ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:33:28 EST I smiled today because My smiled because I connected with my inner child and chuckled through Toy Story 2 last night with DH. The film is wasted on kids!! <BR> The mocked up out-takes at the end had us roaring with laughter. Hilarious !!! <link> </link> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:27:38 EST He is ALIVE! JESUS is ALIVE. He is ALIVE INDEED! <BR> Have a Blessed Resurrection Sunday! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:26:51 EST Disappointment Reigns Again <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Aarrrggh! I am so frustrated! I have had to work with that bunch of heathens for five days straight. Yesterday (Friday) was hellatious with just two of us RNs. Ashley had 2 units, I had three units AND campus and ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:24:59 EST What is It Works! The ItWorks! Naturally based, body contouring formula is mess free, paraben free, and will have you looking and feeling years younger <BR> with firmer, tighter, smoother, and more radiant skin. <BR> <img src=" Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:21:22 EST Should I be worried? A friend comes with me to the pool. We've known each other for 40 + years; she's a lively outgoing extrovert who wouldn't have fun going to the pool alone, and so she would not go. I don't get as good a workout when I go with her but she's my friend and it's important that she gets some exercis... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:10:23 EST Recovery and the damage done... So my c-section recovery wasn't so great. It could have been a lot worse, so believe me no complaining here. Just really, really slow. They stapled and stitched me and after a week took the staples out. I was split open in half for a month which meant ANOTHER month of bed rest. UGH. My belly was ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:07:34 EST The Gambler The Gambler started out as a song by Kenny Rogers, (1978, written by Don Schlitz) and developed into a TV movie series. The Gambler (1980); The Gambler: The Adventure Continues (1983); The Gambler, Part Three: The Legend Continues (1987); The Gambler Returns: The Luck of the Draw (1991); and Ga... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 02:01:53 EST Charlotte It's been so hectic here...forgive me for not keeping up. <BR> Charlotte is 3 months old, almost 4! We are having so much fun with her! I am truly so happy and feel so blessed to have her in my life. I'll post some Easter pics later. <BR> <img src=" Sun, 20 Apr 2014 01:49:02 EST A different kind of Saturday... On the last Saturday in March I went to the dietitian with the intention of starting the program I am now on. For the two Saturdays after that I was happy to report continuous weigh loss and in a good amount. <BR> <BR> This Saturday was different, I did NOT go to the dietitian. You see, in M... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 01:48:34 EST DAILY QUOTE The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones . <BR> <BR> ~ Chinese Proverb <BR> <BR> <BR> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 01:27:02 EST Happy Easter! <em>449</em> Happy Easter Spark Friends! <em>448</em> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 01:19:19 EST Time to hit the ground running. So I just purchased a Yoga subscription for a year. Something that is easy on the body but at the same time works you over more than you think. I've got a whole ton of workout stuff at home but a lot of it I just can't do at my current weight. <BR> <BR> After finding myself in the ER again bec... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 01:12:15 EST Needing to Vent! I normally like to write positive, motivating blogs but sorry, I really need to vent right now. I am so mad right now, as Bonnie Tyler puts it "Living In a Powder Keg & Given Off Sparks". That pretty well suits how I am feeling. After working back to back shifts, tonight is the first night I h... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:47:15 EST HAPPY EASTER Just wanted to wish all my wonderful Spark friends a Very Happy Easter. <BR> He is risen!! He is risen indeed!! <BR> <BR> <em>449</em> <em>126</em> <em>448</em> <em>450</em> <em>453</em> <em>452</em> <em>451</em> <BR> <BR> God bless you all. <BR> <BR> Darlene Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:42:49 EST TODAY WILL BE DIFFERENT Good morning all you wonderful people, <BR> <BR> BUONA PASQUA AND HAPPY EASTER <em>172</em> <BR> <BR> Yesterday I was doing fine, then sadness filled every part of my being that I all I could do was cry. In the past I would have retired to bed, and vegetated there, but instead tried going f... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:42:14 EST 150Days2Fit: Day 4 I am currently munching on a very yummy salad as I write this. I often make a little salad right before bedtime when I'm just a little too hungry to go to sleep content. <BR> <BR> Today was a good day. I resolved things with my boyfriend, and we got back together. I am so happy, and I feel so m... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:40:56 EST The Lord is Good Taste and see that the Lord is good. He's a forgiving God. He loves each and every one of us. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:39:39 EST Crazy in a Box Crazy Cat Lady Starter Kit <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:31:00 EST 260 Man so stuck in weight. I've been eating really bad. <BR> <BR> Breakfast - 3 egg - 210 <BR> 2 mini tortillas - 200 <BR> some whipped cream cheese - 50 <BR> <BR> Blueberries - 75 <BR> wheat thin pops - 150 <BR> <BR> lunch: <BR> pad thai with tofu - 980 <BR> small thai curry soup - 230 <BR> <BR... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:28:13 EST 4/20/14 Happy Easter to all ALLELUIA ALLELUIA OUR LORD JESUS CHRIST IS RISEN ALLELUIA ALLELUIA <BR> <BR> <BR> Hope everyone enjoys their day Happy Easter to All and for my other friend have a wonderful day and for those Celebrating Passover enjoy Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:22:09 EST We celebrated Easter and 4 birthdays Saturday was a full day with family. We had one birthday at the end of March, one a week later and two (twins) in April, and to celebrate all at once was the idea- plus the best way the family could all get together for Easter was to do it the day before Easter. So it was a full house and a good ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:19:00 EST Remember Why! <img src=""> <BR> Peace & Blessings <BR> Lynn-loveslife7 Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:16:47 EST Special Blessings-April 20, 2014 Today I am especially blessed for the following: <BR> <BR> 1. I made it to the coffee shop this morning for the first time in a week. We had a good time visiting with those we know. <BR> <BR> 2. I finished up the laundry. <BR> <BR> 3. We took Jamie to his favorite restaurant for dinner ton... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:13:57 EST Keep on keepin' on! Happy Easter! <BR> <BR> This can be a tough season, and only partly because of the candy! The celebration of Spring, no matter what your religious beliefs, can bring up so many memories, both pleasant and unpleasant, that can induce self sabotage. <BR> <BR> A friend recently gave me a poem to... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:11:29 EST 3 Good Things 1. I was able to meet with a friend and we did yardwork then went out for Pho. <BR> 2. Walking on cobblestone streets at night. <BR> 3. Talked to a friend on the phone. Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:10:23 EST Gods Day Be blessed enjoy your day sending prayers light love and joy to all hugz Happy Easter Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:10:07 EST Happy Easter Everyone! <img src=""> Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:09:23 EST Springtime <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I LOVE the springtime!!! The weather is perfect for me and I LOVE watching things bloom. I have a patch of Primrose growing in my front yard flower bed and they have really come alive this year!!! So much so that I'm ... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:09:16 EST Today's Inspiration " Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. <BR> I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, <BR> believe in them, and try to follow <BR> where they lead." <BR> <BR> - Louisa May Alcott Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:08:29 EST Good day today even with two employees missing!!! I had a good day today at work. Very quiet with the one trouble maker taking the day off even though he already had one and one employee on vacation so that just left me and the 2 bosses. But it sure was nice not having someone complaining, moaning and making everyone miserable just by being ther... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:04:57 EST 4/19/14 - Bedtime Although some of the batter escaped and ended up on the floor of my oven, I'm happy I decided to make the cake in the lamb mold. I'll frost it tomorrow. <BR> <BR> I hung onto the TRX for dear life, but am pleased to report I did some single leg squats. <BR> <BR> I pedaled for 20 miles on the r... Sun, 20 Apr 2014 00:03:03 EST Facing Harsh Realities My husband suggested that I buy a new dress as I haven't really bought one in a VERY long time. I went to the store with the intention of getting a new Easter suit for my son and the hope of finding a dress or a little ensemble for myself. <BR> <BR> I didn't want to spend a lot on the dress as I... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:59:14 EST It shouldn't matter but it does! Okay, I tried telling myself that the numbers don't matter. Usually, this is true. BUT, today and yesterday I found that the numbers mattered a lot! I got on the scale yesterday to weigh in but I did not like the number. SO, I waited til today and I still did not like the number so I wrote it dow... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:57:47 EST What Went Well 4-19-14 Number 1: I survived my first Parent Association Meeting this morning. Japanese school is having some growing pains and not going wasn't really an option. The school director pulled me aside before class and strongly suggested that I skip my class to go to this meeting. Anyway, I survived it.... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:57:08 EST A nice day in NYC <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here I am with a lion in front of an upscale antique store in Manhattan. <BR> <img src=""> <BR> On the plaza <BR> <img src=" Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:53:51 EST What Goes Around... A few years ago my neighbor was duly impressed by my health efforts and getting into bicycling. So he reclaimed what was once an interest of his in the past (cycling) and got back on the bike himself. Soon he was biking with his son and other friends and relatives. His forte is mountain biking wh... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:51:44 EST Day 6 of Food Lovers for Life “Opportunity may knock only once, but temptation leans on the doorbell.” ~Unknown <BR> <BR> As I mentioned yesterday, I have two Easter meals this weekend. One at my inlaws today and then the other at my parents tomorrow. It is hard to eat when others fix the food. But, I did it. What was ... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:51:07 EST Day 39.....evening post Well....I MADE IT! <BR> <BR> I went to the gym and worked hard, I ate clean ALL DAY! I did not eat anything at the game (we won) and I did not eat any candy when putting the baskets together. Whew....the game was the hardest. The smell of food surrounded me and I really wanted popcorn, a hot... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:48:02 EST Peace, Sparklers, Peace. That's all. <BR> <BR> sending Peace to you all. <em>532</em> <BR> <BR> G'night, Sparklers Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:44:23 EST A long day on the road again but it is worth it to me. DH and I had to take our Grand daughter back to her Dad, he met us in New Hampshire. He drives about the same time as we do. Today we were able to go fast because the rural rods are not busy. <em>450</em> <em>453</em> <em>448</em> <BR> <BR> Before I left our GD asked me to hem her jeans I h... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:42:22 EST Spring is here What a gorgeous day. Washed car. Preparing for Easter dinner at my house. My special cake flopped so had to go buy one but everything is coming together. Both grandkids have been a big help. Grandson helped hubby trim bushes and plant a few new ones. Fixed fence that got hit by blade on snow blow... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:42:09 EST Without Jesus We Cannot, Without Us He Will Not Meditate & Believe Right <BR> From Joseph Prince <BR> <BR> Meditate On <BR> <BR> I am the vine, you are the branches. He who abides in Me, and I in him, bears much fruit; for without Me you can do nothing. <BR> John 15:5 <BR> <BR> Without Jesus We Cannot, Without Us He Will Not <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:39:32 EST Too many supplements! I've been taking supplements religiously for the last year. When I went on Lupron Depot in September, I doubled up on my Calcium/Vitamin D (to help against the bone loss many experience while taking that drug. I also live in Seattle, where Vitamin D deficiency is common.) I've been taking turmeri... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:37:57 EST Resurrection From all the sadness, there will rise a phoenix. <BR> <BR> I feel that I am finally prepped to meet the challenge of my future. I need to be brave. To shake my own fears. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:37:44 EST Beuatiful Day Yes it was a beautiful day but not quite long enough. Michael did not get over here as early as he wanted to, as his wife had to go mushroom hunting. Once she got back he came and the two of us got busy. We did not take too many breaks and even when we got out of the sun and got something to d... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:37:09 EST DAY 2: Day out shopping Today I went to the local mall to buy a dress for Easter Sunday. I love shopping and I love fashion. Unfortunately, the styles I like don't necessarily look great on me at my current size. For example, I love Banana Republic dresses but what looks great on a Size 6 figure, doesn't look as hot ... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:36:44 EST Beautiful Day Started the day with my ministry, then I attended a funeral to support my husband. Attended a gathering with friends, and ended with a movie at home. Way past my bedtime. Good Night. <em>252</em> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:32:37 EST happy hoppy Been a long day! Did OK with eating but I still need to work on the stress snacking. My husband just ask me what was so interesting on my phone...its not that I just restless watching TV no matter how good the show is and want to eat. Nope...don't wanna do that! So I blog And scroll and read. It... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:30:02 EST Finally.....entering the Dynamic Duo Days! Well it has finally started to happen! What I refer to as the dynamic duo days. A day where excellent eating AND exercise happens within the same 24 hour period. It's fantastic. It is like that first taste of success. Starting out tracking my food and staying within the recommended limi... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:28:55 EST another pound lost I lost another pound this week, I wonder where it goes, maybe to someone who could use it. 5k training is going well. Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:27:14 EST RE-DOING BED ROOM AND MUSIC ROOM. Hi everyone. Thanks to those who have commented on some new BR pictures. It had been 10 yrs since we updated our bedding and decided it was time to do so. All Arjay asked was that he NOT be asked to re-paint. No problem. Looked on line and found <img src=" Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:24:43 EST another pound lost! !!!!!. Well, I lost another lb this week, I wonder where it goes, maybe to someone who could use it. 5k training is going well. <em>43</em> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:24:18 EST Dangers of Winging It-UPDATE I was NOT perfect, but instead of all the snacks & treats loaded with fats & sugars I had an apple, two Brazil nuts & a 1" square of the tiramisu I'd made, which I'd entered on my nutrition tracker. All in all....... <em>250</em> evening!!! Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:21:42 EST I won a half marathon! Today was an important day for my buddy, Dick. After months of preparation Jen's Bunny Hop 5k took place today without a hitch, 167 registered, 131 finished and I was 23rd. <img src=""> <BR> 1st in my age group again and this time only by 7 s... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:17:08 EST Day 108 of 365 <img src=""> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:13:08 EST Shingles Update Week 4 day 2 Walked 5.53 miles in 113 minutes (2.9 mph), the strain from the sun was great and I can not wear sunglasses. I also had to try to create lesson plans for Monday for my students. My eyes hurts and my head still inches from time to time. <BR> Bedtime 11pm <BR> Sweet dreams my friends and God bles... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:13:01 EST Day 7 - revealing The Spark Activity Tracker is really an eye opener. I found that today, while I was at home, I actually got workout minutes that I didn't get yesterday when I was at work. I also noticed that I only got a pitiful 1/6 of the steps that I got yesterday while I was at work. I really do need to ki... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:12:55 EST Weekends Weekends are my low points. I wait for the weekend all week for a break but when I get to them I dont know what to do with myself and fall into a detrimental pattern without enough structure. <BR> I tend to get sad, negative and tired. <BR> This weekend was a long one for the Easter holiday whic... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:09:08 EST Saturday's Words to Ponder Here is the amazing thing about Easter; the Resurrection Sunday for Christians is this, that Christ in the dying moments on the cross gives us the greatest illustration of forgiveness possible. <BR> <BR> T. D. Jakes <BR> <BR> Hope you all enjoy a wonderful Easter/Passover. <BR> <BR> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:08:25 EST If you are interested . . . I just found another Spark team -- Grain Brain & So Much More -- by other members who are on this program. <em>247</em> Roberta Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:08:20 EST Seeing Triple, or maybe Quadruple Did I mention that the San Antonio Botanical Gardens was set up for a wedding yesterday? I wouldn't have thought that Good Friday would be a perfect wedding day, but perhaps it WOULD, at least in San Antonio where the whole city is in party mood already for their annual Fiesta celebration... <BR>... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:07:07 EST Messier and Messier After 2 months of watching people working on remodeling my kitchen and dining room into a more open space. I can see the end coming. We are looking at paint samples and the ceiling is here to be installed. <BR> <BR> Add this to being the secondary caregiver to my mom....well the stress is wa... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:06:25 EST Happy Easter! Just wanted to wish all the Sparklers and their families a Happy Easter! Hope you all have wonderful days and safe weekends as we enjoy this reminder of hope for all humanity! <BR> <BR> Christ has risen! <BR> <BR> God bless you all, and with lots of love, <BR> Yulsunny Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:03:47 EST Back to Basics I left SP one year ago after I lost 50 lbs. I thought that I could maintain it on my own, but in the past year I regained 17 lbs. <BR> <BR> I was tracking my calories and fitness using MyFitness Tracker on my iPhone, but it didn't help me to make better food choices. In addition, all of the exce... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:03:23 EST Progress! I have come leaps and bounds! The last 2 weeks I have mostly offed the nasty habit of snacking on sugary sweets at work that come in the form of baking, or gifts. It was hard at first and I got a little pressure from co-workers at first but people are slowly getting used to me not using sugar as ... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 23:02:06 EST Have a Happy Easter! We had a lovely, busy day. GC helped us plant the potatoes <BR> today and we had a wonderful dinner tonight. The weather <BR> was perfect. <BR> I have gotten everything ready for Easter breakfast and <BR> DD will be helping me in the morning. All the extra work <BR> was worth it. <BR> We baked Ru... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:58:51 EST Saturday and everything is in boom... There has been loads of rain this spring. So all the grasses and the wild flowers are in bloom. The grass has grown so much and so much needs to be mowed. So with a suggestion from our neighbor, we found a young man that is willing to mow the ditches and we have 1/2 mile of ditches. A very nice y... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:55:05 EST Nice family time...for a change. We've had a really rough time with the in-laws. Husband's parents are basically crazy, and so is his sister and her husband, all of whom live here. Through a lot of work, we've salvaged and repaired the relationship we have with the other two sisters -- one lives here, one lives about 3 hours awa... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:54:15 EST Day 1: Re-re-re-starting It's been a rocky six months. <BR> <BR> Countless times I've stated on this blog that I'm "hitting the reset button" or "starting over" or "beginning again." And here I am today, saying I'm re-re-re-starting. <BR> <BR> At first when I considered my recent inability to "get with the program," I ... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:52:23 EST Good Good Saturday <img src=""> <BR> What a great day today was! I always wake up earlier than my hubby, especially on the weekends, so today I woke up at 6 am. I got my coffee, had some alone time, then my youngest woke up. I decided to bring him on my morning... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:51:09 EST just dropping by just wanted to say hi! still out of town but hoping you all have a wonderful Easter. had to make some eggs and have had a good time hope you all have a wonderful Easter <BR> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:50:32 EST Oh, I want a drink! (The exhausing part of making it through a craving.) Oh I want a drink. I want a drink. I want a drink. I want a drink! <BR> <BR> Whose idea was this anyway, being AF? Can I just have one drink? I promise I'll just have one drink. Just one. To take the edge off, to take this fear away, this panic....something take this worry away. <BR> <BR... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:50:20 EST Mother-in-law turned 97 today! Had a great party for her I spent a lot of time on the road today so my exercise was limited to 10 minutes on my exercise bike tonight. Today was my Mother-in-law's 97th birthday so we had a birthday party to celebrate her big day. <BR> <BR> I did a fairly good job on my eating. I ate good before leaving town this morn... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:49:56 EST Ramblings of Saturday 4/19/2014 I have double checked my math and cleaned up my weight loss goal a bit more. Seems my previous calculations were a bit off due to the fact I was using the wrong BMI range. OOPS! <em>2</em> <BR> <BR> I put my new goal plan on my spark page but wanted to also put it in my blog as well. <BR> ... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:44:38 EST stress journal #3 I'm a little out of sorts tonight. The move is going really well, but I feel like I'm stalled. There's a good deal of everything packed, and our rooms are cleared and ready for us at the house, I'm kind of stuck at the "I don't know what to do next" stage. The obvious answer is PACK, but I c... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:42:39 EST Week 115... Sooooo........................anyway... <BR> <BR> This week started out well weight wise and I dropped to 75.5 mid week- so glad to see the back of 77 kgs at last. <BR> <BR> Monday the builders came to measure up for the colourbond to replace the damage done by the "willie-willie" tornado in D... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:41:02 EST Resurrection Cookies & Free Online Easter Movies Resurrection Cookies <BR> <link><BR>l.asp?recipe=265554 </link> <BR> Submitted by: BUFFCESSNA <BR> <BR> Ingredients <BR> 1 cup Pecans <BR> 1 tsp Vinegar <BR> 3 Egg Whites <BR> 1 pinch of Salt <BR> 1 cup Sugar <BR> <BR> Directions <BR> These are to be mad... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:40:48 EST Today's Thought: Saturday I have learned over the years that when one's mind is made up, this diminishes fear. -Rosa Parks <BR> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:39:24 EST For the first time in years! I put on an actual pair of jeans! One size smaller and NOT stretchy fabric! Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:38:21 EST Where Have I Been?! Good evening Sparkpeoples! <BR> <BR> First of all, it has been WAY too long! I apologize for dropping off the face of the earth, I kind of just got to this weird point that I just couldn't handle it anymore, any of it, all of it, everything. I am now sitting at about 290lbs (as of last weigh in... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:37:55 EST Eating out... impossible to stay on track? Eating out is not an excuse to overeat, however, it may be a REASON if you don't know the nutrition facts behind your restaurant choices. Virtually every restaurant posts their nutrition facts online and if we want to succeed in our quest for health, we need to research these facts. In fact, it w... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:37:32 EST Made a big goal what a change a day makes. For the first time I met my 6000 step goal!!!!! Yeah me! I'll say it again I exercised the equivocal of 3 miles and 6000 steps. I went to water aerobics an hour early and walked the pool for an hour before the aerobic class, then got on the elliptical 3 times (3 minutes... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:36:46 EST control eating at work Going into work tonight. When it comes to lunch I will make an effort to control my portions. Wish me luck! Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:36:27 EST Finally got my FitBit ! So I finally had enough money to buy myself the fitbit I wanted. <BR> <BR> Any who are interested... <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Add me and I'll do the same! <BR> <BR> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:31:40 EST A year of my body @ a glance... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I quick made this up this morning, because I *need* to see where I use to be, to keep pressing on to what I *want* to be. <BR> <BR> It scares me that earlier this week, I was struggling to control my eating--well, sc... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:25:00 EST Beautiful Day Spent the morning doing some shopping that I needed to get done. Even before I walked into the first store and my purse strap broke. You should have seen me trying to pick things up off the parking lot. Leave it to me to not zip my bag.......... <em>334</em> <BR> But I did replace it and buy ... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:24:31 EST Saturday Night Rambles I had long considered myself a "glass half full" kind of person, and in many ways I was - when the focus was shifted outwards, but when it came to myself and what I could do, I was less likely to be quite as positive. <BR> <BR> I have taken a major leap in this area. I EXPECT more of myself, an... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:23:16 EST Didn't call doctor yesterday but will Monday Dad started to feel better yesterday but he told me this morning that he had a hard time getting his boots onto his feet because they were bloated. He says that his legs are the same way. Going to watch him until Monday and then call the doctor to tell him about the bloating. Reminds me when the ... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:22:28 EST Body hurts but I didn't let it hold me back With a great deal of positive "I can" talk I did all my exercises and keeps close track of my nutritional intake today. I still have one planned snack yet to figure out that I know I need to have a vegetable of some kind. I just made up a fresh batch of chick peas so maybe I'll have some of tho... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:22:06 EST Saturday! It's been a nice day, but didn't get out much just for a little while. Been having computer problems and things still aren't quite right, need to have it cleaned but don't think I can afford that. Hope you all have had a nice Saturday. I will be going to the sonrise service tomorrow morning and t... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:12:08 EST Week 5 update, Hello my name is- In case I forget who I am, here's my fight song of the week- Matthew West- "Hello My Name Is" <link> </link> <BR> <BR> I lost a pound, then I gained two, then I lost three, then I decided to call it zip and put the scales away for the rest of the week. Its hard to trust n... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:11:16 EST week 1 So my first week has been trial and error. i see im taking in too many calories pretty much every day. i try to make better choices each day, but implementing such a cut down without feeling resentment is hard. seeing others make and eat junk in my home is very hard as well. this week coming is... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:10:51 EST He is Risen I wasup early this morning with the grandsons. My oldest and I did some Wii fit together with my wife. The lawn treatment man was over and sprayed the area after I was done digging up some trees that were killed this winter. All is well. I did get to Church tonight for the third evening of th... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:10:00 EST The Way I Make Cole Slaw <img src=""> <BR> I like to put pineapple in my cole slaw. There was a Florida restaurant years ago called "SHELLS" that had pineapple in their cole slaw. It was terrific. Is that common in other parts of the country? I'm not sure. <B... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:07:30 EST HAPPY PESACH !!! HAPPY PASSOVER <em>181</em> <em>44</em> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> <em>77</em> <em>279</em> Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:07:23 EST Neighbor Drama.... I should have added to my story that when they first moved in one of the neighbors brought them a welcome gift. Husband comes to the door, our nice neighbors introduce themselves and their adorable 6 and 5 year old daughters, give them their gift. Nasty man takes it and says thank you. Nice neigh... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 22:04:26 EST Early holiday get together Worked in the yard and did one load of laundry and then we went to my sister=in-laws for an early Easter get together with a few members of my husband's family. <BR> A niece in law cooked a wonderful meal. <em>4</em> I was sort of reasonable on portion control. I need to step up my cardio an... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:58:08 EST Nice day Went to the garden fair this morning at the college. Lots of people, long line of cars trying to get to campus. Got in through the back and parked by the tennis courts. The egg hunt was a blast. Granddaughter got six eggs (all with candy). She was happy. We had vegetarian burritos for lunch... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:55:01 EST D Week, Forking left <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's been one of those years with many balls up in the air, crystal ball broken and complete uncertainty how things will work out. <BR> <BR> If we wait long enough, at one point or another, decisions have to be ma... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:54:56 EST Random stuff <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I've just seen an ad for a new "reality" show. It's a bachelor knockoff in which the twelve women competing all believe the winner will marry Prince Harry of England! Okay, I'll admit the "stunt double" looks remarkab... Sat, 19 Apr 2014 21:52:57 EST