SparkPeople Member Blogs These are the most recent public blog entries from SparkPeople Members. SparkPeople Member Blogs Training <img src=""> <BR> Rode the bike for 2 hrs today, not too bad. Sat, 25 May 2019 11:29:59 EST Weigh-in: May 25, 2019: Calling It 06-Apr: [ 205.6@22% ] <BR> 13-Apr: [ 201.8@21% ] <BR> 20-Apr: [ 201.6@20% ] <BR> 27-Apr: [ 200.4@23% ] <BR> 04-May: [ 198.2@22% ] <BR> 11-May: [ 199.6@20% ] <BR> 18-May: [ 197.8@22% ] <BR> <BR> <BR> ==This Week <BR> Ate out once (Lunch Wednesday). Have been drinking 1-2 gallons a week of... Sat, 25 May 2019 11:28:13 EST 2019 BSL STILL DOING GOOD hey sparkers hope all are doing ok had great workout this morning bsl still doing good 100 this morning had great workout still working on me hope all having great weekend for the Memorial weekend salute the veterans living and deceased all the armed forces enjoy your day love and blessings to... Sat, 25 May 2019 11:26:41 EST Taking care of me I haven't blogged in forever . I am having difficulty seeing clearly lately. I have an eye disease that is getting progressively worse, and it makes typing much more challenging .I do love a challenge though, The best way to describe how I see is ... imagine how you see when you are crying. My... Sat, 25 May 2019 11:24:46 EST 5/25/19 Work this week was exhausting (I worked 9 hour days), so I am thankful for the 3 day weekend. <BR> <BR> Today, I am going to spend the entire day with my best friend. We are going to eat out, and see "Aladdin" (the live action remake). I love Disney! We heard that there's going to be a new ... Sat, 25 May 2019 11:24:25 EST Proud Geek <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Geek Pride Day <BR> Geeks and geek culture are celebrated and promoted today. The day began in 2006, but various precursors came before it. The Geek Pride Festival, organized by Tim McEach... Sat, 25 May 2019 11:01:35 EST Stray Dog Turns Into Foodie <link>blog.theanimalrescuesite.greatergood<BR>.com/popeye-dog-foodie/?gg_medium=fk&g<BR>g_source=fk-c4m&gg_term=5242019&gg_cam<BR>paign=popeye-dog-foodie&gg_content=blog-link </link> Sat, 25 May 2019 10:53:53 EST Flood photos We live between 2 rivers. The first group of photos are from the farthest river, 7 miles south. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> This is the vehicle parking lot with a boat ramp to access the river. You can see t... Sat, 25 May 2019 10:49:40 EST More visits Family is coming down. Need to grocery shop and get ready. Lots to do. Sat, 25 May 2019 10:42:27 EST Doing it together My husband and I have decided to do the weightloss goal together. I want to lose 50 lbs and he wants to lose 30. We both have family coming to visit at the end of summer so we have 2-3 months before they come. It's time to do this! Sat, 25 May 2019 10:41:55 EST Making Healthy Choices... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning All, <BR> <BR> Wishing you all a Blessed Day and Weekend ahead.... <BR> <BR> Yesterday is gone and today is a brand new day. The decisions and choices you made yesterday will carry you through today and ... Sat, 25 May 2019 10:39:09 EST Day 20/138 Happy first full day of summer vacation!! Day 20/138 I didn't sleep very well last night. Rolled out of bed a tad later then usual because well, I didn't want to get up. LOL Had my coffee and then set out for my 3 mile walk. Got my walk done in 50 minutes, not bad for 3 miles and sleepy l... Sat, 25 May 2019 10:38:55 EST Quote for Saturday <img src=""> Sat, 25 May 2019 10:35:31 EST Bible Verse for Saturday... Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself. <BR> <BR> Matthew 22:37-39 Sat, 25 May 2019 10:34:29 EST Cravings Today, Spark Coach is asking me to blog how I deal with cravings. I will be totally honest with you- I cave to my cravings! Yesterday, I was craving chocolate BIG time! I bought oreos and had a ton of them, and then after dinner gave myself a chocolate sundae. It's ok though- I know that is NOT h... Sat, 25 May 2019 10:31:36 EST Underbutt and Wedding Cake Today was the next-to-last weigh-in for the 5% challenge. It looks like I'll be a couple of pounds short of my challenge goal, but I'm still happy with my progress overall, especially with all the eating I did while on my US trip and then, last weekend, at the wedding here in Germany. <BR> <BR>... Sat, 25 May 2019 10:24:33 EST Something to think about This whole thing is to stay healthy on my own terms, I must do whatever I can do to be as well as possible. Sat, 25 May 2019 10:23:55 EST Satisfied Saturday Summary <img src=""> <BR> It's Saturday. And like my status said, I'm glad I started early. I was at Lowe's at 6am. The accident happened at 7:01. I was gone by 6:30. The early bird gets the deals I guess. <BR> <BR> The pictu... Sat, 25 May 2019 10:19:27 EST Memorial Day; missing, remembering and learning I'm probably feeling melancholy as Memorial Day was something my dad proudly honored. Here he is all of 19 years old in 1942. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> He marched in the annual parades while active in the Amer... Sat, 25 May 2019 10:19:17 EST 05/25/19 Fearless <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Be fearless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire." <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Are you kidding me... Sat, 25 May 2019 10:12:27 EST No kids today I'm not used to having an empty house. Not sure what to do with myself. I could relax. I know I don't do that enough. I have a few little chores to do. Maybe take a long bath. I could watch an entire movie. I did really well on calories and fasting yesterday and so far today. I should definitely ... Sat, 25 May 2019 10:02:41 EST Friday Saturday Learned of new Smart Redesign updated structure at work (Ford), not much change for me. Sat, 25 May 2019 09:44:39 EST SPECTACULARISTICACIOUS SATURDAY !!!! day of success yesterday !!! let's go for today ! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! <BR> <BR> You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember... Sat, 25 May 2019 09:40:12 EST Resilience There's a great long article in my Saturday Globe and Mail newspaper on resilience which I cannot link here, unfortunately. <BR> <BR> Fostering resilience has been, of course, a hot topic in the self-help world recently. We SHOULD be more resilient. And we have responsibility for cultivating ... Sat, 25 May 2019 09:29:38 EST Good Morning <img src=""> Hope you all have a blessed day. Keep Sparking 😁 Sat, 25 May 2019 09:28:34 EST Back to SP I feel like I'm starting at square -10. The last couple years my life has gone through some significant changes & I keep gaining weight. Coincidental? My new job requires me to wake up super early but my home life isn't conducive to early bedtime. I have a significant other who makes sure he gets... Sat, 25 May 2019 09:25:30 EST We all have times like this- Good Morning; yesterday we took our grand kids out. They both had constantly running noses. My DD who can not wait for us to take the kids so she has down time did not warn me. Both kids were low energy; they are usually not. Nothing was a joy for them. DH & I did not know what to do with the... Sat, 25 May 2019 09:23:09 EST May: Life is Good This month has been flying by so fast. I was supposed to start my new job on Monday 5/13 but the background check and drug test were completed quickly so I was given the option to start on Thursday 5/9. My benefits won't start until my 31st day and I wanted to start earning money sooner, so I c... Sat, 25 May 2019 09:21:18 EST Daily Highlight 84 Highlight - <BR> <em>387</em> <BR> Checking my calories with Calorie King and MyFitnessPal makes it easy because of the search option. I don't have to flip through pages of a book to find mushrooms, cukes, etc. <BR> <BR> I think what has been holding me back about my dinners is that I am lo... Sat, 25 May 2019 09:17:52 EST saturday cake deliveries till about 2 then i have some free time. hit with a huge blow last night. the person i hired to take care of my dog and deliver cakes for me when i'm working at horse shows got a full time job and cant..and the first one is next week!!! <BR> what a mess. my carefully laid... Sat, 25 May 2019 09:17:34 EST It doesn't stop them... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Even though we woke up to thunderclaps and heavy rain... <BR> <BR> I could heard and smell my coffee pot beckoning to me to get up. <BR> <BR> I also could hear the chorus of many birds as they... Sat, 25 May 2019 09:14:04 EST Saturday Humor <img src=""> Sat, 25 May 2019 09:12:22 EST A Compliment goes a long way! <img src=""> <BR> Yesterday, a LADY MADE MY DAY! <BR> Yu see, forever (or so it seems)-- I try to look --well, NOT old! <BR> But, I really am (well, sorta)---old----well---I'll be ---even older in December-- <BR> <BR>... Sat, 25 May 2019 09:05:22 EST Day 144: Today’s Recipe –Patriotic Fruit and Yogurt Parfaits Enjoy a little red, white and blue with these festive yogurt parfaits! <BR> Recipe serves one, but can easily be tripled or quadrupled to serve at a cookout or party. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Patriot... Sat, 25 May 2019 09:03:22 EST Day 144: Get Ready for Full Push-Ups with This Modifier Push-ups are one of the best exercises you can do without any equipment. <BR> Modify yours the right way until you're strong enough to try them from your toes. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Modified P... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:55:24 EST Moving Day Not really moving until Wednesday. This weekend is pre-moving stuff like building shelves at the new house. <BR> <BR> Fun! Fun! Fun! (And daddy didn't even take the T-Bird away!) Sat, 25 May 2019 08:10:32 EST Always Remember <img src=""> Sat, 25 May 2019 08:08:34 EST Time for a change Today is the day I get off the merry go round and get out of my own way. It has been obvious to me that I am not giving anything my best effort. I deserve better. I have dreams that I want to fulfill. Just because they have been out of reach doesn’t mean they aren’t attainable. Being independent ... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:04:06 EST First week of a long road This was my first week of trying to get my health on track. I wasn’t perfect everyday, but I tried to learn from those days. <BR> <BR> I went to the doctor for a thyroid checkup and we discussed my weight. I need to loose at least 90 pounds. It was definitely a wake up call. <BR> <BR> Now th... Sat, 25 May 2019 08:02:52 EST Cape Henry, part one of our getaway. My daughter and I just completed our second annual beach trip, last week. <em>298</em> <BR> <BR> This all started as a way to have something to look forward to, instead of dread, as my oldest son's anniversary date was approaching. (It was 5 years, since he passed away on May 18th). We always... Sat, 25 May 2019 07:50:58 EST Let's see if this works Now that the youngest has returned to the nest. We must all adjust to a new normal. She works very strange hours, so we can go for days without seeing each other. The problem is, I can't handle all the extra clutter that comes with a new college graduate! She is cleaning and purging as much as sh... Sat, 25 May 2019 07:47:01 EST Back to church It’s been three months of traveling and now we’re home for four months. Time with the kitties, time to go back and put our focus on God. Sat, 25 May 2019 07:46:07 EST Glad I've started! Sat, 25 May 2019 07:45:04 EST Do you hear what I say? Woke up yesterday and dragged myself out of bed to #cko for my Friday morning fix.. I knew for certain that I would walk out of there feeling invigorated and happy. Tully's classes are high intensity and fun. He brings a bit of silly to each class and you can't help but grin as you are pummeling... Sat, 25 May 2019 07:33:41 EST 4 Point Accontability & Week's Reflections Ah, the scale. Makes you or breaks you.... if you let it. I used to live and die by the scale, but I now only see it as a tool in my journey. I have to weigh in every Saturday during the challenges, and sometimes the scale get me very upset or very happy. But, from this point on, I'm not going to... Sat, 25 May 2019 07:32:58 EST Thought and Prayer for Saturday, May 25, 2019 May 25, 2019 HEALTHY MINDS <BR> <BR> Since a healthy lifestyle begins in our minds, we should work on our mindset for a healthier life. Worrying is possibly the greatest thing that consumes our thinking. However, 85% of what we worry about never even happens! Worrying about things can cause many... Sat, 25 May 2019 07:16:06 EST Saturday Plans 5/25 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Saturday Goals: <BR> Walk 30 minutes or more. <BR> Earn 10,000 steps. <BR> No sweets. <BR> Kitchen Closed by 7:30 p.m. <BR> <BR> Updates later. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>88</em> <em>88</em> ... Sat, 25 May 2019 06:53:35 EST Kiddo and the allergist We had the dreaded appointment yesterday. There's been no significant changes in her allergy. We were told that there is a 20% chance she could out grow it. We don't expect her to outgrow. she was certified for self carry for the school. She's self carried for a while, just not at school. They ... Sat, 25 May 2019 06:34:45 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY 5-25-2019 <img src=""> Sat, 25 May 2019 06:34:06 EST Ice, Ice Baby <img src=""> <BR> Oh, then you get old and do the same when you are busy knitting or crocheting. Sat, 25 May 2019 06:13:39 EST It's been a while Hi there it's been a while. <BR> <BR> The last few months have been a bit tough. My stress levels got way too high and I ended up panicky. Thankfully they have started to come down again and I'm getting things under control. <BR> <BR> I've been trying to walk when ever I got stressed but its be... Sat, 25 May 2019 05:58:19 EST Ninja! <img src=""> <BR> best blender ever- mine is 2+1/2 yrs old and going strong <BR> pulverizes dry, swap out blades to puree wet <BR> $65 at Walmart <BR> Ninja 900w Professional Blender includes <BR> three 20 oz & one ... Sat, 25 May 2019 05:40:33 EST Good morning <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> Sat, 25 May 2019 05:35:57 EST My Early Morning Walk <img src=""> <BR> I love going out early on my weekend mornings for a "wog". It's not quite a full jog, and it's faster than a walk. Today I won't run into many black flies, but the "wog" keeps me ahead of any that I... Sat, 25 May 2019 05:34:03 EST Saturday Funny I was signing the receipt for my credit card purchase when the clerk noticed I had never signed my name on the back of the credit card. She informed me that she could not complete the transaction unless the card was signed. When I asked why, she explained that it was necessary to compare the si... Sat, 25 May 2019 05:30:13 EST NAMES <img src=""> IN THEE, O LORD, do I put my trust; let me never be ashamed: deliver me in Thy righteousness. Psalm 31:1 (KJV) ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,<BR>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,<BR>,,,,,,,,,,,,... Sat, 25 May 2019 05:27:10 EST SP advice : Do a hard task early in the day..... As Mark Twain once said, "Eat a live frog every morning, and nothing worse will happen to you the rest of the day." Start each morning by identifying your "frog"—whether it's finishing a presentation or making a difficult phone call—and conquer it before the rest of the day gobbles you up. <BR> ... Sat, 25 May 2019 05:24:45 EST How to Keep Diabetes at Bay Through Pow Wow Dance! Article coming soon. Sat, 25 May 2019 05:02:12 EST National Missing Children Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When : Always on May 25 <BR> <BR> National Missing Children Day is your chance to play a part in finding missing and exploited children. There's a whole lot of reasons why a child goes mi... Sat, 25 May 2019 05:01:59 EST Great Grandma embraces new technology My mother in law, who is 89, doesn't want to change her wall light. It's been broken for at least 8 years. The mechanism on the pull cord is broken. I tried to fix it a year ago. <BR> <BR> So she's been screwing the bulb a little in, a little out, on and off. It's hot. Yesterday she left it on, ... Sat, 25 May 2019 05:01:31 EST Saturday Getting new Cricut excited! Sat, 25 May 2019 04:58:37 EST Ugh Ate late at night. Not because I was hungry but because it was there. Not good. Yeah it was salad, chicken shawarma and roasted beets ... not overly bad for me. It was the fact that I are when not hungry. Just because it tasted good. Need to be more mindful. Sat, 25 May 2019 04:45:07 EST Sugar, Sugar.. It's day two, well- day three of no sugar and the withdrawals are starting to hit now. Currently having a mega migraine and yearning for something sweet. :( I turned to a small serving of almonds but yikes! I bought cookies before I had this great idea (lol) and now I'm pawning them off on everyo... Sat, 25 May 2019 04:25:25 EST What went well in the past year? No, this is not meant for New Year or creating resolutions! <BR> <BR> It is a question inspired by the book 'De Vibe' by Mark Verhees (in Dutch). It's meant to see, like the question in my previous blog, what we really want to spend our time on and how to make our activities more succesfull. <B... Sat, 25 May 2019 03:59:23 EST Daily Affirmation for Saturday, May 25, 2019 " I am a blessing to the world." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, <BR> with link to Sat, 25 May 2019 02:44:36 EST Sick and tired I am the heaviest I've ever been,without notice. I just wish i weighed as much as i use to when i thought i was just fat. I looked at a picture of myself today and i am certified fat. I feel like something needs to change and this is my last ditch attempt before i become morbid obese.When i lose ... Sat, 25 May 2019 02:43:49 EST START OVER <img src=""> Sat, 25 May 2019 02:41:46 EST Walk to Rivendell: Day 24 + 1.91 miles walked today <BR> <BR> You have walked 54.02 miles. <BR> You have passed Stock. <BR> It is 11.98 miles to the next landmark. <BR> You have 403.98 miles to reach Rivendell. <BR> <BR> 'All right!' said Pippin. 'I will follow you into every bog and ditch. But it is hard! I had counted... Sat, 25 May 2019 01:56:14 EST 5-24-19 Oh, joy! The sun came out. The clouds went away. It was very nice. I had to go outside for a bit to get some sunshine. I do feel better when the sun shines. I am so ready for summer, t-shirts, shorts, sweating while I'm sitting still, being warm again, bare feet. It almost enough to make me wish ... Sat, 25 May 2019 01:18:50 EST River life <BR> Tonight my husband and I went for a walk to look for the boat launch, turns out it's less than a five minute walk from our front door. The spot will be great for getting a canoe into the water, there's no motors allowed. I watched the fly fishermen and noticed a older couple sitting down th... Sat, 25 May 2019 01:08:35 EST Friday’s Words to Ponder <img src=""> Sat, 25 May 2019 00:48:16 EST A beautiful day... I had my doubts that the sun would shine here today, but it just took a while for the clouds to move out. Once that happened, it warmed up and was a wonderful day weather-wise! Too bad we had rain all day yesterday or the garden might be tilled. The neighbor said if all was well, he'd try it t... Sat, 25 May 2019 00:47:45 EST FEELING MUCH BETTER ABOUT MY FIT BIT If you remember, I posted yesterday that I couldn't get my Fit Bit to sync with Spark People. Made a trip to Walmart to get some help with it. Wasted the trip and my time. The guy that waited on me said they wasn't helping with people's phones anymore and he obviously knew nothing about the p... Sat, 25 May 2019 00:41:30 EST I need a vacation from my vacation! Oh dear. Well, the x-rays show that I fractured my ankle while in France. It happened during the last two weeks. I injured it twice, and have the bruises and swelling to prove it. I can hobble on it, but walking and biking are not recommended for the next few weeks. I will see a podiatrist next w... Sat, 25 May 2019 00:38:07 EST Catechism in a Year <BR> <BR> <BR> 523. What is forbidden by the eighth commandment? <BR> <BR> The eighth commandment forbids: <BR> false witness, perjury, and lying, the gravity of which is measured by the truth it deforms, the circumstances, the intentions of the one who lies, and the harm suffered by its vic... Sat, 25 May 2019 00:32:18 EST Saturday's Silly <img src=""> Sat, 25 May 2019 00:32:09 EST Read it and Read It Again The following is a blog I wrote in 2013. That's quite awhile ago, but what I said now, I still believe. So, what has changed along this road? My mother is still living; 91 and kicking. Making me and my sibs crazy, but it's all good. <BR> <BR> I was laid off in 2017. Almost 2 years ago, and I wis... Sat, 25 May 2019 00:20:18 EST The Sopranos The Sopranos, 1999 - 2007, on HBO. New Jersey based Italian American is a family man and mobster. He’s feeling conflicted, and starts seeing a psychiatrist. We meet his family (wife and children, & his mother), mafia associates and rivals. We’re going to the dark side here! I saw a few episodes,... Sat, 25 May 2019 00:15:08 EST Weather It was a nice sunny day. It is 61 outside and 68 inside. Sat, 25 May 2019 00:10:49 EST Fri 5/24 May Day The school had its May Day program today. It was a very nice program, and the children's parents took them home so we had a free afternoon! <BR> <BR> Our granddaughter is in the fifth grade so she goes to middle school next year. Our grandson will be in the 3rd grade, with the baby entering kind... Fri, 24 May 2019 23:47:05 EST ANOTHER IMPROVEMENT Cardiologist says he believes the stint will help my breathing and he will check in four weeks. I think I will schedule an exam by a pulmonologist (if that is how you spell it) while I wait. Still coughing and I don't know if blood restriction causes the cough. Fri, 24 May 2019 23:39:26 EST My Minnion <img src=""> <BR> <BR> And what would I do without all my wonderful, beautiful SparkPeople?? Lost and not losing! <BR> Have a wonderful weekend of celebrating our Military Losses. Fri, 24 May 2019 23:38:24 EST Friday Funnies for Memorial Day Weekend <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> I get up early this morning to take my mom to her old hometown cemetery and think it's Satu... Fri, 24 May 2019 23:31:44 EST 30 Days of Reflection: Day 22 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> “People want their reason for living to be a singular thing, like a career or a relationship, because this makes an individual feel secure in the physical world. We don't fare well in the ... Fri, 24 May 2019 23:29:08 EST Day 55 - In the kitchen today.... Sirloin Burgers - (no fat literally 98% lean) <em>489</em> <BR> I prepared sirloin burgers with special seasonings and mixed with egg so they would hold together and stay juicy on the grill. I measured each patty at 4 ounces with my kitchen scale so they would grill evenly and finish at the... Fri, 24 May 2019 23:28:22 EST Holiday Weekend <img src=""> <BR> This is not one of MY photos but it DOES show the giant bubbles that I want to make this weekend just in case the grandkids come for a visit on Memorial Day.... and my good friend gave me her excellen... Fri, 24 May 2019 23:20:04 EST 5/24/19 - Bedtime When she saw me in the garden, my neighbor came out of her house, and we talked about the bindweed that is now growing in her yard. Since chemical weed killer and vinegar do not discriminate, I told her that I haven't been zapping the bindweed, so I've been digging it out. She has a landscaping... Fri, 24 May 2019 23:19:45 EST Friday Beautiful day, got plenty done and enjoyed the day. Baby you God for the beautiful weather. Fri, 24 May 2019 23:16:28 EST I will stay with my Mother at the end of July! My sister and brother-in-law are going to a wedding then, Mom has a heart condition so can’t be left alone! They will come get me on the 20th of July so I can get used to everything there before they leave! I am looking forward to seeing my Mother again! Last time she was in town she had a ba... Fri, 24 May 2019 23:14:09 EST each day, give yourself <img src=""> Fri, 24 May 2019 23:13:06 EST Friday! Hope you had a great day! TTYL Fri, 24 May 2019 23:07:24 EST Everyone would gather on the 24th of May... Reference is to a line in the song Lakeside Park, by the band Rush, where their drummer/lyricist Neil Peart waxed nostalgic about his younger days in and around a carnival at the titular Lakeside Park in St Catharine's, Ontario, not too far away from Niagara Falls. The 24th of May was originally ... Fri, 24 May 2019 22:59:08 EST Does This Sound Like You??? Consider This: <BR> <BR> Your kids are becoming YOU...……….but your grandchildren are perfect! <BR> <BR> <BR> Going out is good......…..Coming home is better! <BR> <BR> <BR> The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don't care to do them anym... Fri, 24 May 2019 22:33:09 EST Finished Those pesky flying geese are all in their little bag marked I. Now there are some pieces sewn together in some of the bags and some are just piece but they go from A to I. Can't wait to see what goes next. But it's time to put it away and get my blocks of the month done before I go on vacation... Fri, 24 May 2019 22:28:42 EST Tuck was born this evening <img src=""> This is Tuck 8 lbs. 10 ozs. and 20 inches. Now have 6 great grands—4 girls and 2 boys. You can tell I am not great at posting pictures—its kinda upside down or something. LOL Fri, 24 May 2019 22:28:05 EST LEGS GETTING BETTER Well the dressings on my legs changed today and they are getting so much better. There are really tender as the skin is shedding and new skin is really tender. A the doctor told me this is going to take time but on the good side Fri, 24 May 2019 22:13:51 EST Day 131 Happy Friday! I had a great start to the day 8+ miles again and beautiful weather then at work my computer gave me all kinds of problems 😒 ran around a good portion of the day then I had to go to the store which was very busy due to the holiday 😣 enjoyed some grilling with my hubby now sitting... Fri, 24 May 2019 22:07:21 EST Day 34 Haven't done a great job at posting each day...but it is not something I'm going to stress over. Life is stressful enough, and stress triggers my desires to eat foods that are not very healthy, like chocolate or chips. Today was another fast day. Someone brought in boxes of doughnuts that were s... Fri, 24 May 2019 21:58:16 EST Starting Vacation: Leaving Las Vegas <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I am sitting inside the airport in Las Vegas. Why is it so darn cold in this airport? <BR> Well I got dropped off early today, so I have been at the airport for quite awhile. <BR> <BR> I final... Fri, 24 May 2019 21:47:25 EST Friday Weights/Cardio (05/24/19) <img src=""> Friday Weights/Cardio: An amazing day of workouts. First I did Bulk Back then I did Sagi’s Challenge. I’m seeing so many improvements & area I need to work on, ever forward to a healthier me. #beastett... Fri, 24 May 2019 21:34:03 EST Hiatus I have a 3 day hiatus from the radiation treatments due to Memorial Weekend. <BR> I’ve been less fatigued the last couple of days. <BR> I believe everyone’s prayers are assisting me on this journey. Fri, 24 May 2019 21:06:55 EST Meeting Goals <img src=""> <BR> Today I met all of my Fitbit goals! I'm super proud of myself. I also did my Jillian Michaels workout and discovered a new walking cardio workout! Here's to meeting goals and accomplishments! 🌹😃🏆 Fri, 24 May 2019 21:06:45 EST Goals & Gratitude 5/24/19 Yesterday was a very long and exhausting day and I didn't get to blog. I didn't sleep the night before last-- at all. I hate it when that happens! I got up at 5 AM because I was hungry and made myself a good breakfast. I went back to bed around 8 AM and slept for 2 or 3 hours. Then I got up and d... Fri, 24 May 2019 20:58:06 EST Have a Blessed Memorial Day Weekend <img src=""> Fri, 24 May 2019 20:55:07 EST May 24th~ Sunshine kind of day Pups woke me at 6...I got to sleep in, hurrah!! Then kind of a slow start as I had started a book I couldn't put tucked in with my morning cuppa till the mystery was solved! I love it when I can find a book that will grab my interest and hold it like this one did. <BR> Then out to feed..... Fri, 24 May 2019 20:51:15 EST Shabbat Shalom from California May 5th, 2019 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Peace Challah! <BR> <BR> Grant us peace, Your most precious gift, O Eternal Source of peace, and give us the will to proclaim its message to all the peoples of the earth. Bless our country, tha... Fri, 24 May 2019 20:39:19 EST 2019 Goals Brutal heat and humidity. Cleaned chicken coop and later worked in the garden. Had to change my clothes both times because they were soaked. Came in with back spasms, hot shower and heating pad did not work, had to take pain med and muscle relaxer. Fri, 24 May 2019 20:33:02 EST Friday - mulling over my options The end of the school year is arriving fast. I went to the doctor yesterday and got mixed assessment. My diagnosis was spot on - my little pinkie toe was broken and is healing just fine. My ankle and my knee were both sprained and I tore the ligament on the inside of my knee - again, healing and ... Fri, 24 May 2019 20:26:41 EST WI Friday Well finally a kind of a decent weigh in... <BR> I lost a pound .. <BR> It was hard fought... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I went shopping today and bought more things I can eat when the family are eating fried foods .. <B... Fri, 24 May 2019 20:19:42 EST 2019 emoticon for how you feel today <em>91</em> Fri, 24 May 2019 20:15:30 EST Water Fully hydrated Fri, 24 May 2019 20:15:06 EST Health Went to a prospective provider to attend a diabetic class. As it fortunately turned out, I was able to chat about my process. The speaker was very informative. Fri, 24 May 2019 20:14:42 EST May 24, 2019 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> It has been one of those days and I'm just ready for it to be over. <BR> <BR> We woke up to storms - I actually slept through the ones overnight. Our power apparently went off at some point, so I'm glad that I have a battery in my alarm clock. I was awakened around 4:15 ... Fri, 24 May 2019 20:10:34 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for May 24 Daily Inspiration: The best way to guide your own behavior is to make a commitment to always be a good example. Lord, may I be a reflection of Your love. <BR> <BR> A Time to Think-- Just pray for a tough hide and a tender heart.—Ruth Graham <BR> <BR> A Time to Act-- Rely on your faith during... Fri, 24 May 2019 20:05:06 EST WO Schedule <em>67</em> Getting too hot here to go out and do this in the sunshine. <em>67</em> <BR> <BR> Day 1: Do the 8-Minute Upper Body Workout with Ball Video <BR> <link><BR>/videos-detail.asp?video=60 </link> <BR> + 30 minutes cardio of your choice. <B... Fri, 24 May 2019 19:53:22 EST May 24 - The Longest Day! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Is bedtime ever going to come? I am so thankful days like this do not happen often. Every time I look at the clock it is unbelievable how little time has passed and it's still only 5:30p... Fri, 24 May 2019 19:41:22 EST Friday update All is well on the Northwest Florida Gulf Coast. We went food shopping after lunch at Panera Bread today. It is a beautiful warm sunshiny day on the Gulf Coast. Keeping focused for more successes. Thanks to all for the encouraging comments. Hope all ar having a fabulous start to the Holiday w... Fri, 24 May 2019 19:39:16 EST ""DID YOU KNOW"" facts about "Human Body~Part #1?" "Did you know" these facts about the "Human body?" <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> 11% of people are left handed. <BR> Unless food is mixed with saliva you can't taste it. <BR> The average person falls asleep in 7 m... Fri, 24 May 2019 19:33:42 EST Learning new terms I've been doing the reading recommended by the doc and have learned a new term: Post-exertional Malaise (PEM). <BR> <BR> Post-exertional malaise (PEM) is the worsening of symptoms after even minor physical, mental or emotional exertion. The symptoms typically get worse 12 to 48 hours after the a... Fri, 24 May 2019 19:19:38 EST Day 153 - good progress Finishing another great week. Did well all week, stayed the course. Great energy, and back to losing weight. Down almost 73lbs, and well on target to meet my weight goal, if I can (I will) stay on track. 2lbs peer week will do the trick. <BR> <BR> A bit concerned about the upcoming trip all of n... Fri, 24 May 2019 19:15:56 EST Happy Friday Have a healthy Holiday week end.. <BR> <BR> Stay safe.... <em>334</em> <em>244</em> <em>104</em> Fri, 24 May 2019 19:12:08 EST Come Alive WHAT AN AMAZING GOD WE SERVE. ALL THINGS ARE GONE, THE NEW HAS COME, WE HAVE A REASON TO REJOICE!!! <BR> <BR> Just thought I'd mention, all of these I wrote myself, so please consider them trademarked :) <BR> <BR> Come Alive <BR> --------------- <BR> <BR> 1. Burdened by fear, hiding in shame,... Fri, 24 May 2019 19:07:24 EST "All Is True"--movie review <img src=""> <BR> <BR> As it seems only the British can do, there are 2 scenes in "All Is True" that are master classes in acting which would be expected from Kenneth Branagh, Judi Dench and Ian McKellen but a much yo... Fri, 24 May 2019 19:03:40 EST Race ya “there will always be something <BR> to make you hesitate <BR> convince you of bad timing <BR> deflate your heart <BR> make you do math <BR> over and over again <BR> some crushing sinking feeling <BR> um you ain’t good enough <BR> you ain’t sh*t <BR> you do not get that <BR> not now <BR> mayb... Fri, 24 May 2019 19:02:29 EST Mammoth Mountain...Good news for them! I have Channel 5 News set to pop up with the "latest news" on my computer. Today Mammoth Mountains popped up. The Mountains and Lakes are about a 4 hour drive North from here. <BR> Every year they get snow, and usually plenty of snow, but this year they had a ton of snow. They announced today tha... Fri, 24 May 2019 18:45:35 EST Awesome progress!! <img src=""> Made it to the gym 2x this week!! Victory!! Fri, 24 May 2019 18:41:46 EST My life <img src=""> My Bike ride was Interrupted today got runoff the road I’m in the emergency room getting checked out I think I’m OK knucklehead drivers Fri, 24 May 2019 18:39:43 EST Woo-Hoo! 52 weeks of exercise Ok -- some good news! 52 weeks of exercise over 90 minutes -- I would like to thank my puppy Gemma. My walking partner, my reason for getting out of bed in a timely manner, she who will bring me a sneaker when she wants to go outside for a walk -- I could not have done it without you! Fri, 24 May 2019 18:34:11 EST Progress I'm having more good days with my food by shopping for healthy food on Sunday. Over ate two afternoons and reflecting what went wrong. Thursday seems to be a hard day, I guess tired from work so a quick breakfast of toast didnt sustain me then worse I ate baked beans which had sugar, then had ... Fri, 24 May 2019 18:29:20 EST Beachbody....Shakeo....Coaching, OhMy!!! So I follow a few BeachBody coaches and they are really convincing. I want to make that commitment. I want to change my life. Just not sure if BeachBody will help me do that. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts, experience, feelings on BeachBody/Shakeology/Coaching??? Fri, 24 May 2019 18:27:29 EST Beachbody....Shakeo....Coaching, OhMy!!! So I follow a few BeachBody coaches and they are really convincing. I want to make that commitment. I want to change my life. Just not sure if BeachBody will help me do that. <BR> <BR> What are your thoughts, experience, feelings on BeachBody/Shakeology/Coaching??? Fri, 24 May 2019 18:27:28 EST When do you brag... I was watching Family Feud the other night and one of the questions was "How much weight do you need to lose before you brag?" The #1 answer was 30 lbs. As of today I have lost 31 lbs and this is the thing,I shouldn't have gain it in the first place so why would I brag. The first time I lost 120 ... Fri, 24 May 2019 18:24:59 EST Day 29 of 30 day transformation All green on Versa today well almost and achieved well almost steps per hour goal and will have over 13K steps before bedtime. It's after 5PM and the schedule for next week still isn't published yet. So unsure if i'm working Sunday or Monday yet and hoping to get into the gym all 5 days weather p... Fri, 24 May 2019 18:23:11 EST Friday afternoon Did you know that when you cook penne pasta, it looks like conduit, and is nearly as big? Fri, 24 May 2019 18:15:56 EST Today I did another thing <em>524</em> Today I did a little cross stitching. Not as much as I would have liked cause I kept having to rip out my stitches but I got a little done. It's a new hobby so I still figuring out the best way for me to do it. It's weird, last night I was thinking about yesterday's post about 222... Fri, 24 May 2019 18:02:06 EST 7 Pet-Friendly Herbs That Can Help Treat Ailments <link><BR>ypets/archive/2019/05/21/herbs-for-cat<BR>s-health.aspx?utm_source=petsnl&utm_me<BR>dium=email&utm_content=art1&utm_campai<BR>gn=20190521Z1&et_cid=DM289092&et_rid=620147760 </link> Fri, 24 May 2019 17:39:47 EST Friday <img src=""> Fri, 24 May 2019 17:38:05 EST May 24, 2019 Update and Grandson Pic I've spent the last several weeks in Pulmonary rehab and am back in remission. Now I'm ready to take on the Biggest Loser Flab-U-Less Summer challenge. The Dr. gave me the okay, but did remind me that when I feel better I tend to forget I do have limitations so baby steps at first! <BR> <BR> On ... Fri, 24 May 2019 17:34:47 EST SORRY <img src=""> <BR> I can not get to all of all 15 of my teams, from my phone right how I been trying all day, I can do God's blog right now I will be doing that for right now. Fri, 24 May 2019 17:21:12 EST Wonderful day! Had a amazing day! Fri, 24 May 2019 17:16:29 EST Home Woking out at home today Fri, 24 May 2019 17:14:24 EST Day 144: Sunshine has Returned <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Beauty is about being comfortable in your own skin. It's about knowing and accepting who you are." (Ellen DeGeneres) <BR> <BR> Happy Friday!!! <BR> <BR> Many of us are now on a four-day weeke... Fri, 24 May 2019 17:10:44 EST Beautiful Day! This is my second week coming to a end, have some aches and pains from activity, but also feeling more energetic and meeting some small and big goals.. Hoping next week to put in some big goals: walking workout, sign up for a boot camp with my daughter, measure all food!!!! Fri, 24 May 2019 17:08:40 EST "First Day" of summer Our required work days are over. However, we still must go in for 1/2 days today, Tuesday and Wednesday. Luckily, we can go in whenever we want in the mornings. We just have to get the 3 1/2 hours in. <BR> <BR> I did a short walk around 6:30 this morning to get in some hill work and then did a ... Fri, 24 May 2019 17:05:43 EST FWord Friday... Turn Failure Into Fabulous... <img src=""> <BR> So, my Facebook F-Word Friday show was a failure this morning. Some technical issues involving ghost in the machine some say. I don't. I say it's because my partner on the things refuses to do any pla... Fri, 24 May 2019 16:57:04 EST 24th May <img src=""> <BR> <link><BR>edia/783725/may_2019.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> "Notice all the amazing wonders around you in the world today" <BR> <BR> I've had a day full of wonders..... Fri, 24 May 2019 16:32:26 EST 214. 2 biked the Highlands and walked with my wife 3miles 2beers Did a quick ride to Highlands and back 8 miles! My wife wanted to go for a walk and lunch. I did both and we enjoyed an new trail and pub. 12500+ steps Fri, 24 May 2019 16:32:00 EST Memorial Day ~ Remembering those who came before <em>232</em> in gratitude for those who came before... <BR> <BR> I was talking with my grandparents one time about the world changes they endured and celebrated in their lifetime... from getting electricity wired into the city to seeing us go to the moon... from precious beribboned postcards f... Fri, 24 May 2019 16:31:59 EST Three things I am grateful for today ( May 24 2019 ) Three things I am grateful for today are <BR> <BR> (1) great lady that takes care of my feet - saw her this morning for a brace on the big toenail and am so thankful she was able to do this for me <BR> <BR> (2) so grateful for the love and care my dear husband bestows on me as he is my main ca... Fri, 24 May 2019 16:29:54 EST BIBLE VERSE FOR FRIDAY THE BODY <BR> <BR> Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep. <BR> Romans 12:15 <BR> <BR> When the human body is injured, blood carries different cells to the wound--white blood cells to fight off infection, platelet cells to stem the flow of blood, an others. Or if you ... Fri, 24 May 2019 16:28:41 EST Overwhelmed <img src=""> <BR> Oh my, I'm overwhelmed! Not from one thing in party, but lots of little things....some over time and some in the past week. First of all, the past week was really good. I got lots of really good musc... Fri, 24 May 2019 16:24:01 EST June is the end of May Effectively anyway given she is resigning as the Conservative party leader from 7th June. The slogan was originally coined for the 2017 General Election but hey, better late than never. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <... Fri, 24 May 2019 16:09:23 EST Up date Hi everyone, <BR> We went to the hearing yesterday and of course the tenants were a no show. At first the judge thought they were on a lease instead of month to month but my son showed the original paper work were they were told the first time that they had 30 days or whatever it was and the judg... Fri, 24 May 2019 15:53:19 EST Google Home Another pound down. Woo! <BR> <BR> Yesterday my husband set up our GoogleHome. The sound quality on it is pretty good! <BR> <BR> This weekend my husband's sister is coming to visit with her daughter and her fiance. We plan to visit the Philadelphia Zoo tomorrow. All of that walking will be sure... Fri, 24 May 2019 15:29:57 EST The doc gave me homework ... Recently, my Primary Care Physician (PCP) referred me to a specialist. She'd read some recent research regarding a particular condition and kept saying to herself, "This sounds like Jeanne." <BR> <BR> Turns out she was correct. I have received a diagnosis for a condition that afflicts 0.25% to... Fri, 24 May 2019 15:21:00 EST RE-Tired <img src=""> I was awake at 4 a.m today and it's flipping amazing how much I have gotten done. Here goes: balanced checking account called tree trimmers to arrange trimming bought dental insurance did my sparking s... Fri, 24 May 2019 15:11:07 EST 05/24/19 - The "D" Word I want to tell you how much I've come to dislike the "D" word - diet. <BR> <BR> My DM has never been a very healthy person. I remember her going to the gym and using a contraption that was supposed to "shake" the fat away. She also did an aerobics class very briefly. She was not a healthy eater... Fri, 24 May 2019 14:59:55 EST it's friday i had an enjoyable session with my personal trainer at the gym this morning and i feel great. it feels good to know that i can do so much more exercise wise than i thought possible. i am learning along the way. i find that i mostly drink water now and i have pretty much given up soda. the health... Fri, 24 May 2019 14:40:27 EST Gratitude 1. Chance meeting with a dear old friend 2. My first successful risotto (mmm asparagus) 3. Gorgeous weather for walking Fri, 24 May 2019 14:39:36 EST Trophy Minutes <img src=""> <BR> Got my trophy, thanks to gardening, heavy housework, walking, dancing with dumbbells, <BR> and a little extra time put to cleaning my car <em>433</em> Fri, 24 May 2019 14:28:13 EST Medical irritant I have been squawking all this time about not working out when I should without letting on that I am also dealing with something annoying but also scary...I have a subaecous cyst in an awkward place that my doctor diagnosed as an ingrown hair. I can never make an appointment at my clinic that is ... Fri, 24 May 2019 14:21:33 EST Blog Assignment from Premium Coaching! May24, 2019 Blog today about all the signs you are getting healthier, happier, and fitter that don't involve the scale. I really don't have alot to blog about in any of these areas. I have always been a happy person and self confident. I attribute that to my father and my relationship with God. I have ha... Fri, 24 May 2019 14:20:03 EST Change takes time! 👑💪 <img src=""> <BR> I want results immediately but I must work hard and patiently wait. 👑💪 Fri, 24 May 2019 14:19:48 EST bad cycle: Feel failure, binge eat, gain weight, feel failure depressed again and repeat Long title but I was thinking about it during my workout today. Crazy how such a vicious cycle is hard to break. I haven't lost weight in a while because of this cycle. I said NO MORE and pushed myself out the door! It was a great day today. Got out for a gorgeous jog/walk with the baby in the st... Fri, 24 May 2019 13:59:17 EST "Keep pushin', keep pushin' on..." In the almost-month since my last update my weight loss has been plugging along at roughly 2 pounds per week. After cutting ties with my trainer, I've put together weekly workouts based on some of the routines he put together for me and do 45 minutes of cardio before each strength training sessio... Fri, 24 May 2019 13:50:29 EST In the groove (hopefully) I am not a born runner by any stretch of the imagination. I was on the track and field team in high school. I did shot put. During warm up when we had to run on the track I goofed around and did not run. <BR> <BR> I few years ago I decided that I wanted to give it a try. I was never very goo... Fri, 24 May 2019 13:47:35 EST Friday It’s a warm and sunny day to start the long weekend. Hope your day is going well. Blessings Fri, 24 May 2019 13:44:31 EST Final part of book review After introducing us to the four presidents as children, and helping us to understand their character development, Doris Kearns Goodwin then describes the major crisis that each man faced during his presidency. In response, each of them undertook bold action - and in doing so, succeeded in makin... Fri, 24 May 2019 13:39:47 EST On track and feel great! I know it is not much for some of you, but working out daily 40-60 minutes is getting to be an awesome habit! 😳😊💃 Fri, 24 May 2019 13:34:59 EST 16 pounds down Hi. I’m down 16 pounds this month from doing the Keto diet. I started it because I’m borderline diabetic and I just had hernia surgery on May 1st. Then I was admitted to the hospital on the 5th because of multiple blood clots in my left leg. Now I’m on blood thinners for at least 6 months but I’m... Fri, 24 May 2019 13:11:32 EST Follow Ups I signed up for more piano lessons starting June 4th! Looking forward to it. Shoulder is still an issue, but playing piano does not make it hurt worse. Dd is going to help me try kinesiology tape. She brought me the tape; now to find time she can do it. Doctor had said ace bandage would be good, ... Fri, 24 May 2019 13:09:24 EST friday got the grill all put together and grilled a small steak last night!! it was heaven..i like grilled food SO much better than fried!! <BR> <BR> just finished the last wedding cake. tomorrow will deliver most of the day then i can take a small break sunday thank goodness. <BR> <BR> right back at... Fri, 24 May 2019 13:07:30 EST Weekend! My Sister is healing. She is just very tired. We will have storms off and on for several more days. Stay weather aware!! Take care! Luv U Guys!! ((HUGS)) Fri, 24 May 2019 13:07:26 EST Exercising Indoors Where has this month gone to. It seems it flew by. I sure am happy that I have indoor exercise equipment, for I do not believe I could take the heat outdoors. Exercise makes me feel more alert and less lazy, not to mention how good it is for the body. So I must keep moving. <BR> <BR> The older y... Fri, 24 May 2019 13:06:52 EST May 24th 1/2 lb lost this week so better than I thought it would be. Fri, 24 May 2019 12:58:27 EST Test Results back In. <BR> I got the Call Yesterday about the Lung Tests i had Done. I have COPD. Not what i What i wanted to Hear. But at least its not Cancer. I have Research The Causes of It. and what to Expect. <BR> <BR> I Will not let this beat me. I have Come to Far to Quit Now. I know i will have some Bad Da... Fri, 24 May 2019 12:43:57 EST On the lighter side <img src=""> <BR> <em>211</em> <em>334</em> <BR> <em>386</em> Sparkers Fri, 24 May 2019 12:29:17 EST Starting again ... again I haven't lost a pound since the beginning of the year. The good news is that I haven't gained anything either. <BR> <BR> My BMI is 27. My blood sugar and blood pressure are fine (I check them here at home). <BR> <BR> I'm feeling pretty good right now. This past winter I struggled a bit ... Fri, 24 May 2019 12:26:25 EST Kitchen Remodel DONE!!! So for all that have been following my Kitchen remodel here are the latest pictures. I am very happy with the work and do enjoy it very much! I do not wish any of that on anyone! It was worth it in the end but it was starting to wear on me for sure!! <BR> <BR> <img src="http://photosaws.sparkp... Fri, 24 May 2019 12:20:03 EST Bonus blog: Views on my walk That felt gooood! Runkeeper called it 5.22 miles. I call it long and slow, as if I want to do another half marathon come September, I have to start building the base. I have a 10K a week from tomorrow, which I hope I will complete with jogging intervals included. <BR> <BR> As I was walking, I... Fri, 24 May 2019 12:15:06 EST Inspired! Plans for a healthy weekend Check out what a member posted to the feed: <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> With these tips in mind, here are some plans for my weekend. <BR> <BR> Saturday <BR> 7:30 Get up and weigh in for the Rowdy Rebels challen... Fri, 24 May 2019 12:13:46 EST 268.73 workout miles so far This year I'm keeping a running total of the miles I walk, run, and swim during workouts. I'd like to start biking too, maybe later in the year. <BR> <BR> Walk: 190.03 miles <BR> Run: 70.5 miles - rookie running program week 8 <BR> Swim: 8.2 miles (14400 yards) <BR> Bike: 0 miles Fri, 24 May 2019 12:10:01 EST An Owl's Gotta Do - 5-24-19 ....what an owl's gotta do to stay warm these days! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Kevin Dietrich found this owl sitting on a heating vent to stay warm on a cold and snowy Steamboat Springs morning! Fri, 24 May 2019 11:58:04 EST Daily Highlight 83 Highlight - <BR> I'm getting stronger in my walking. <BR> <em>311</em> <em>244</em> <BR> Still working on the menu stuff. Checked out some apps, they were not my cup of tea. This is a process. I WILL get there. <BR> <BR> Grateful - <BR> Garage doors are wonderful when you can push a but... Fri, 24 May 2019 11:55:58 EST NYC 9-11 Reflecting Pools I was in New York City for about a week recently. On my trip I thought I would go to the 9-11 Memorial. I wasn't sure how I would feel about going there. I have some history with the World Trade Center and the Port Authority. My dad worked as an electrician when the trade center was being buil... Fri, 24 May 2019 11:41:15 EST Officially Stressful Ok. It's officially summer break. I have officially accepted a position at a new school. I officially survived my first year on the teacher/district negotiations committee. I think I am officially ready to let go of some major stress! And so I'm also officially ready to get down to business with ... Fri, 24 May 2019 11:39:49 EST Question What would you be doing if you knew that the following year is your last? How would you spend that time? <BR> <BR> Editing to add: the question was inspired by the book 'The Vibe' by M. Verhees and it is meant to realize which things are worthy of our time and which are not. So it's not so much ... Fri, 24 May 2019 11:34:11 EST My Adventures in 294 days out of 365 days...LIIS or Steady State Cardio It's Friday!!! Every Friday I had a new habit from the pin '52 Healthy Habits'. This is week #42 which is entitled LIIS or Steady State Cardio. I am going to cut and paste the authors inspiring words: <BR> <BR> This week we are answering the oldest question in the book. What is the best type... Fri, 24 May 2019 11:26:56 EST I Cut Down My Friend List Having been on Sparkpeople since 2008, I realized I collected quite a list of "friends". Some I used to interact with, some not. I remembered some, not others. <BR> <BR> Many have not posted in a long time, so I assume they just quit Sparking and forgot to end their account. <BR> <BR> Somet... Fri, 24 May 2019 11:24:10 EST 2019 MOM GROCERY DAY hey sparkers hope all are doing ok no gym until in the morning grocery shopping for my mok today she hanging in there back to the gym in the morning feeling pretty good took my new meds yesterday i hope my body can tolerate them what are you all doing today tell me what your days are like love to... Fri, 24 May 2019 11:12:16 EST 5 mile pack walk Started the day with a pack walk-my 2 dogs and 1 that is staying with us while the owners are on vacation. We did 5 miles. The sun was shining, it was windy but, that was welcome because we worked up a sweat. I hit 11,000 steps on my fitbit before 10:30a.m. i love days like this! Fri, 24 May 2019 11:10:57 EST Thursday We made it all the way to So Cal and this is the first chance I have had to write. Obviously, we are having a good trip and a had a great visit with my neice. Oh my she is such a special girl and so much like her mom. She now lives close enough that I can visit her often and really get to know... Fri, 24 May 2019 11:04:07 EST 05/24/19 Words <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Be careful with your words. They can only be forgiven, not forgotten." <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Legal ... Fri, 24 May 2019 10:54:36 EST May 24th, 2019: Long Weekend <img src=""> <BR> <BR> It's been nothing but rain lately. My depression and anxiety just keep getting worse. The weather is certainly not helping. I did call my doctor to let her know what is going on. I've been r... Fri, 24 May 2019 10:54:07 EST The Lovely and Busy Month of May! May is a mixed bag of blessings, for sure! So much going on in the garden - So much going on in my house! <BR> <BR> First, what's new in the garden. The cabbages have been harvested and canned, the sauerkraut harvested and canned, and the green beans are just about done. I'm still picking a f... Fri, 24 May 2019 10:49:52 EST So much for the Engine2 diet... After rhapsodizing (is that a word?) on end about the Engine2 diet, I'm here to report that I dropped out already. I made a couple of their recipes and they weren't good, in my opinion. I went to the Online Coaches who are supposed to be ready and available, and it took 3 hours and an additional ... Fri, 24 May 2019 10:29:33 EST What if I didn't quit? This morning, I've been thinking. A few things I read here and there as I hopped and bopped around Spark inspired me, reminding me of something very important to my journey here... <BR> <BR> What if, right when change is just about to happen, I go off plan, decide to quit, or convince myself tha... Fri, 24 May 2019 10:26:27 EST FANTASTICALISTIC FRIDAY !!! Beware .. Sally's thinking and analyzing again !!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good morning to my friends ... old and new.. that stop by for a visit .. WELCOME !!!! <BR> <BR> You know the drill .. I supply the snacks, and you enjoy them to your hearts content .. remember... Fri, 24 May 2019 10:17:32 EST SNAIL TO BUMBLEBEE <img src=""> <BR> Life has a funny way of passing us by. I'm remembering this morning of the journey I started in 2016. I got the phone call at work that my mother was unresponsive, and that she was simply gone. It was... Fri, 24 May 2019 10:17:00 EST Keep it moving! <img src=""> <BR> 55 to go! Fri, 24 May 2019 10:05:19 EST Need a new salad dressing I like salads and I love ranch dressing. But so many calories in it. I have to find a new dressing. Maybe a Greek viniagrette or pick up some of that yogurt ranch. Fri, 24 May 2019 09:44:47 EST Dancing! “When you dance, your purpose is not to get to a certain place on the floor. It's to enjoy each step along the way.” <BR> ― Wayne Dyer <BR> <BR> Fri, 24 May 2019 09:43:20 EST Day 143: Today’s Recipe –Memorial Day Grilling While this burger tastes like a meatball sub, it's far lighter and healthier. <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sun-Dried Tomato, Pesto & Mozzarella Turkey Burgers <BR> <BR> <link>https://recipes.sparkpeople.... Fri, 24 May 2019 09:37:27 EST Friday Day 48 Forest of Stars <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Here's my artwork from last night's class at Painting With A Twist, Clearwater. I'm so ple... Fri, 24 May 2019 09:29:13 EST Dogs ;-) 05/24/19 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Perfect Puppy Setup <BR> <link><BR>FbqXpO24 </link> <BR> <BR> <img src="">... Fri, 24 May 2019 09:28:04 EST Day 143: Prevent Shoulder Injury with This Important Strengthener An important exercise for strong and stable shoulders <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Internal Shoulder Rotation on Cable Cross Machine <BR> <BR> <BR> <link><BR>/e... Fri, 24 May 2019 09:27:54 EST Morris went to get a physical Morris, an 82-year-old man, went to the doctor to get a physical. <BR> <BR> After thoroughly checking over the man, the doctor gave his diagnosis and sent Morris on his way. <BR> <BR> A few days later, the doctor saw Morris walking down the street with a gorgeous young woman on his arm. <BR> ... Fri, 24 May 2019 09:24:10 EST Today <img src=""> <img src=""> Fri, 24 May 2019 09:20:32 EST Psychological Voo-doo <BR> This dieting thing is getting hard. I am hungry all the time! And I know it isn’t “real” hunger. It is that ravenous feeling that comes just before I throw in the towel and quit. <BR> <BR> I have had some slips at night lately. So far, I haven’t been totally failing. The weight loss has be... Fri, 24 May 2019 09:20:27 EST Two seasons: Winter and construction There's an old saw about the US Midwest that we have two seasons: Winter, and "road construction". As a homeowner, and with a new Mayor who has made infrastructure one of her high priorities, that "road construction" expands to include "sidewalk repair". <BR> <BR> Last week a flyer showed up i... Fri, 24 May 2019 09:09:45 EST When you call yourself up to the carpet! Have you ever called yourself up to the carpet? You know how you didn't appreciate it when people did it to you but find yourself doing it to hold yourself accountable? I have put so many important things ( to me) off in lieu of house cleaning, tv, etc. I know I feel better when I take care of t... Fri, 24 May 2019 09:03:19 EST It's Time To Fly! As the earthbound beings, we are, as humans, we have always had a fascination with winged creatures of all kinds. The idea of being able to spontaneously lift off from the earth and fly is so compelling to us that we invented airplanes and helicopters and myriad other flying machines in order to ... Fri, 24 May 2019 08:56:34 EST ~Welcome to a LOVEly New Day~ ~FRIENDly FUNtastic Friday~ Friendly FUNtastic Friday ......... APRIL 12, 2019 <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>223</em> <em>312</em> <em>223</em> <em>312</em> <em>363</em> <em>223</em> <em>363</em> <em... Fri, 24 May 2019 08:53:36 EST LOL <img src=""> Fri, 24 May 2019 08:47:33 EST Just for you... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For me it's already started with a hot pot of coffee. <em>271</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 24 May 2019 08:43:45 EST Friday... Well what do you know! Recorded my weight on Spark this morning and today is the 9 year anniversary of reaching goal weight of 145 and today I weighed 145! I have been up and down a few over the last 9 years but stay within a few pounds. Treadmill complete, off to water my flowers, take my two dogs on a walk and then... Fri, 24 May 2019 08:40:29 EST Life <img src=""> Fri, 24 May 2019 08:38:00 EST Morning ... got a lot on my mind .. Today a lot on my mind and thinking of my identity and health and all the things about weekend summer long term and the emotional and stress and night eating ... hoping to continue running and reaching goals one step at a time ... Fri, 24 May 2019 08:36:34 EST try <img src=""> Fri, 24 May 2019 08:26:58 EST 5/24/19 Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind. Johannes Brahms Without craftsmanship, inspiration is a mere reed shaken in the wind. Johannes Brahms <BR> <BR> Quote of the Day <BR> Either move or be moved. <BR> Ezra Pound <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> The love of our private friends is the only preparatory exercise for the love of all men. <BR> John... Fri, 24 May 2019 08:20:43 EST Have a Safe Memorial Day weekend. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="">... Fri, 24 May 2019 08:20:38 EST Queen for a Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> International Tiara Day <BR> International Tiara Day is a day for everyone to wear a tiara and have the opportunity to feel like royalty. It is also "a day when all women embrace and celebrate ... Fri, 24 May 2019 08:17:42 EST Father Time <img src=""> <BR> He got me by 30 today, just wait till next time. Fri, 24 May 2019 08:16:23 EST Remaining in control Yesterday's plan was to sleep in until 730pm to catch up on much needed rest, but at 548am I shot up ready to start the day, but I knew that less than 4 hours was NOT good, so I closed my eyes again and did drift off for about 30 more minutes, and woke up again and at that point, I was up. <BR> ... Fri, 24 May 2019 08:08:09 EST Finally Friday It’s been a rough week. I’m President of our 174 houses HOA, and the first woman. A few homeowners complain loudly and on the neighborhood app about everything...they don’t want Basketball goals on the street, another threatened to sue because she wanted basketball goals, one wants more color ... Fri, 24 May 2019 08:01:33 EST Doctors and Women I was reminded again today that doctors don't always take women seriously. It's not just male doctors; I've had it happen with female doctors. This makes me sad, as my personal experiences involved my Mom (with dementia) and my infant granddaughter as well as myself. <BR> <BR> These experience... Fri, 24 May 2019 07:56:43 EST Getting healthy. Getting healthy means to be careful not only what we eat but what activity we do & how we get on with our life. Fri, 24 May 2019 07:54:10 EST Talking to my nephew.... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> My nephew joined the Air Force earlier this year & we are so proud of him. <BR> <BR> I jumped on FB this morning to put up my daily quote & he was on. I was able to chat with him for a few min... Fri, 24 May 2019 07:49:09 EST So tired Up at 4am with baby, tired but gonna keep it going. Hopefully he will nap when sister naps so mama can nap. Fri, 24 May 2019 07:36:32 EST Very short blog so yu can gert out and move yer body! The Germans, as in big dogs, go to the groomer this morning-- <BR> They have not been there for 2 mos., BECAUSE I FORGET TO TAKE THEM LAST MONTH! <BR> So far, they have not clued in that this is their SPA DAY--- <BR> As soon as I back out the car, all the crying will begin-- <BR> And Himself wil... Fri, 24 May 2019 07:32:53 EST Spinning wheels My engine is revved up but all I seem to be doing is spinning my wheels. <BR> Every morning I spin my Spark wheel and log my good breakfast. <BR> Exercise and log that. <BR> The smoke I've stirred up at my starting line screens out the rest of my day! <BR> <em>24</em> <BR> I certainly haven't... Fri, 24 May 2019 07:24:15 EST The Golden Rule -- Gloria Steinem <link> </link> <BR> <BR> Yes yes yes: it's important to be kind. <BR> <BR> And to do unto others as we would have them do unto us. <BR> <BR> But: says Gloria Steinem, for many women the golden rule might need to be reversed. <BR> <BR> She thinks that ... Fri, 24 May 2019 07:16:55 EST TGIF! Have a great Friday. <BR> <em>386</em> Fri, 24 May 2019 07:13:04 EST Sacrifices & Trade-offs Well everyone, you will be happy to know that I've reached my raft. Partly, I moved towards it with my life rings, and it also kind of drifted back to me. But, I've climbed back on. It's now time to navigate, with my two tools: sacrifices and trade-offs, my oars. My motor is motivation, but I hav... Fri, 24 May 2019 06:48:14 EST First weekback Get a three day weekend Fri, 24 May 2019 06:27:05 EST Thought and Prayer for Friday, May 24, 2019 May 24, 2019 THOSE WHO DO EVIL <BR> <BR> With all the wrongdoing in this world, it is hard not to worry. We see so many people doing things that are just evil. In the news, we see so many evil things going on. Even in our own communities and homes, we see those who do wrong and those who worry a... Fri, 24 May 2019 06:16:22 EST Don't Fry Friday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated: Friday before Memorial Day <BR> <BR> Don't Fry Friday is a very important day for you and your skin. It occurs just as the Memorial holiday begins, and at the start of sum... Fri, 24 May 2019 06:16:12 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY 5-24-2019 <img src=""> Fri, 24 May 2019 06:11:01 EST Thursday Cardio/Weights (05/23/19) <img src=""> Thursday Cardio/Weights: Powerful day of workouts. I did Sagi’s Challenge first, I went way beyond what I thought I could. Blew my mind!!! Then for my workout I did Body Beast: Beast Total Body. 100% gave ... Fri, 24 May 2019 06:03:09 EST Not giving up! I often feel like this weight loss journey is a never ending cycle of screw ups. Some days are great and some days are okay. I have days that are horrible. I seem to have struggle to stay on track. What upsets me more is that I know what to do. I know what I should do, but do not always do i... Fri, 24 May 2019 05:49:39 EST To weigh or not to weigh <BR> The first few days back have been going great! It feels good to be eating healthy again. I spent a few days getting organized for weight loss. I tried on clothes. I made piles of things that don’t fit and that I want to get back into. I cleaned out the refrigerator and pantry. And fin... Fri, 24 May 2019 05:46:35 EST Friday Morning walk once the sun comes up. Red Lobster for lunch as a treat Fri, 24 May 2019 05:26:33 EST Friday Update Been meaning to write a new blog post, but it just seems like my time flies by without me being in control of it. I've been very tired, I got a few good nights sleep, then started waking up very early again. I even stopped setting my alarm for an hour before the kids get up, and set it for 10 min... Fri, 24 May 2019 05:25:47 EST SMALL HELPINGS & SHRINKING STOMACH <img src=""> <BR> I love to eat. Food brings me comfort like nothing else. Eating good tasting healthy food is a satisfying experience. Eating lots of icecream is even more satisfying for me. More enjoyable than ea... Fri, 24 May 2019 05:20:20 EST Friday Funny! PREGNANCY Q & A <BR> <BR> Q: Should I have a baby after 35? <BR> A: No, 35 children is enough. <BR> <BR> Q: I'm 2 months pregnant now. When will my baby move? <BR> A: With any luck, right after he finishes college. <BR> <BR> Q: What is the most reliable method to determine a baby's sex? <BR> A... Fri, 24 May 2019 05:08:16 EST BELOVED NEVER <img src=""> But I trusted in Thee, O LORD: I said, Thou (art) My God. Psalm31:14 (KJV) ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,<BR>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,<BR>,,,,,,,,,,,AM I a God at hand, saith the LORD, a... Fri, 24 May 2019 04:36:53 EST BELOVED NEVER <img src=""> <BR> But I trusted in Thee, O LORD: I said, Thou (art) my God. Psalm 31:14 (KJV) ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,<BR>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,<BR>(AM) I a God at hand, saith the LORD, and ... Fri, 24 May 2019 04:29:07 EST Looking forward The Spring 5% challenge is heading towards its final week which is always a little bitter-sweet. I enjoy the discipline of the Living the Good Life challenges and logging food and exercise regularly but usually by now I'm looking forward to taking it a bit easier for a couple of weeks too. <BR> ... Fri, 24 May 2019 04:18:33 EST Believing you Can... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning <em>524</em> <BR> <BR> Wishing you all a fantastic Friday & Weekend ahead! <BR> <BR> Let's get Inspired, be Successful and set some Goals today... <em>104</em> <BR> <BR> There's no telling what yo... Fri, 24 May 2019 03:48:01 EST Quote for Today <img src=""> Fri, 24 May 2019 03:43:37 EST Bible Verse for Today For if when we were enemies we were reconciled to God through the death of His Son, much more, having been reconciled, we shall be saved by His life. <BR> <BR> Romans 5:10 Fri, 24 May 2019 03:42:23 EST Portion <img src=""> <BR> I live spaghetti. As in when I eat it I poy way way way too much will just eat like there's no tomorrow and then feel uncomfortably stuffed. Well I just made some and instead of putting half the box i... Fri, 24 May 2019 03:32:33 EST THREE SIMPLE RULES <img src=""> Fri, 24 May 2019 03:17:48 EST Happy But Tired <img src=""> <BR> Day 12 - I've been having a blast at my new job. They require workers to go on animal encounters with different animals at the safari(zoo). Today was my first time and it was SO FUN! First I got to ... Fri, 24 May 2019 02:48:25 EST 5-23-19 I believe I will not meet the goals I set for May. I was going to have the video room cleaned out. That hasn't happened. I know I have a week left in May, but the cols wet weather has damaged my sleep patterns. The morning have been gloomy, and I haven't been sleeping as well as I should. My ener... Fri, 24 May 2019 02:24:40 EST Daily Affirmation for Friday, May 24, 2019 " I do my best and accept life as it comes." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, <BR> with link to Fri, 24 May 2019 01:45:24 EST What Day Is It??? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> Do either of these pictures give you a clue? If Wednesday is Hump Day than Thursda... Fri, 24 May 2019 01:35:25 EST Walk to Rivendell: Day 23 + 2.25 miles walked today <BR> <BR> You have walked 52.11 miles. <BR> You have passed Stock. <BR> It is 13.89 miles to the next landmark. <BR> You have 405.89 miles to reach Rivendell. <BR> <BR> 'All right!' said Pippin. 'I will follow you into every bog and ditch. But it is hard! I had counted... Fri, 24 May 2019 01:27:35 EST Thursday May 23rd <img src=""> <BR> <BR> You mean it doesn't? Fri, 24 May 2019 01:25:18 EST Another day in paradise! Didn't sleep very well last night. Not sure why...the full moon is over! LOL!! I think it's because I was needing to get up early to exercise so I'd have time to shower before everyone came to the house. Very restless night. Surprisingly enough, I didn't get a nap in today! <BR> <BR> It rai... Fri, 24 May 2019 00:45:40 EST Catechism in a Year <BR> <BR> <BR> 521. What is one's duty toward the truth? <BR> <BR> Every person is called to sincerity and truthfulness in acting and speaking. Everyone has the duty to seek the truth, to adhere to it and to order one's whole life in accordance with its demands. In Jesus Christ the whole of ... Fri, 24 May 2019 00:40:05 EST Friday's Funny <img src=""> Fri, 24 May 2019 00:38:28 EST Weather It was another nice day after cool in the morning. It is 61 outside and 67 inside. Fri, 24 May 2019 00:10:15 EST First graders - 90 of them! <img src=""> <BR> This was the loom house pre-kids. I had been told there would be 20-24 kids in each group so I moved display tables and had the woven blanket full out, not folded in half as for a previous group. It g... Fri, 24 May 2019 00:07:15 EST May 23rd~Life is interesting Another day of sorting out my son & DIL computer issues. What seems so simple to me is just mind boggling to them. A simple action makes a difference on a computer I understand that..but to get so frustrated as quickly as she does just amazes me. But she is who she is and I love do... Thu, 23 May 2019 23:57:53 EST Life goes on! Tonight, I attended the 8th grade graduation farewell of my great-nephew. He lives about ten miles away from me and I spend a lot of time with him and his brother. They are both very special to me and I love being part of their lives. As they grow older, I hope they will feel free to come to m... Thu, 23 May 2019 23:53:48 EST Have to Laugh <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="">... Thu, 23 May 2019 23:46:40 EST 1 week post sign up Well today was 1 week of going back to the gym. Did my visit with my trainer, got my cardio goals for the week. See how I do next week when I meet with her. Not sure if it’s possible but I think my fat hurts, haha well my abdomen hurts but still think it’s the fat. But I am doing 30 minutes of ca... Thu, 23 May 2019 23:43:49 EST 213.4 Wed. biked 8-10 miles with VSS 2 beers no cramping I have not been recording well. not weight not walking nor biking. I am still at it and not doing badly. No over arching goals that are written. Just a vague do some exercise daily, but nothing solid. <BR> <BR> I know better, but didn't do anything about it. <BR> My buddy and I are pl... Thu, 23 May 2019 23:41:36 EST Going keep keeping Day one try again need my life Thu, 23 May 2019 23:33:34 EST National New Friends, Old Friends - May 19-25, 2019 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src="">... Thu, 23 May 2019 23:24:38 EST always remember <img src=""> Thu, 23 May 2019 23:22:08 EST Thurs Well, my face is a lot more swollen today than I was yesterday. I've rested extra and did more ice and the swelling seems to be going down now this evening. I may try to stay up a tad later this evening so I can take an extra (yet timed appropriately and within my dose range) dose of my anti infl... Thu, 23 May 2019 23:20:06 EST 5/23/19 - Bedtime I am so proud of myself. This morning I took part in a three-hour insurance ethics webinar, and not once did I doze off. <BR> <BR> I took a short stroll at lunchtime and managed to get back to the office just before my lunch hour ended. No one really cares if I walk in late, but I think it's b... Thu, 23 May 2019 23:15:02 EST Thursday Daughter still hasn't had her baby, due any day. Her last day of school. Thu, 23 May 2019 23:14:03 EST Drama-Less Day #2! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I was moving a bit slower today, but I got the "need to do" things finished. I was able to watch/listen to a couple episodes of Cedar Cove while I worked on documentation. Here was the d... Thu, 23 May 2019 23:12:09 EST DINING ON DASH Dinner tonight: Linguine with Mussels in White Clam Sauce. Sweet Potato Cake with Cucumber Salsa (cucumber, red bell pepper, red onion, cilantro, sesame oil). Peach. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Sweet Potatoes a... Thu, 23 May 2019 23:11:34 EST Hungry Day & Fun Today was a hungry day. Breakfast an asparagus and aged Havariti cheese omelette (one egg) and one toast. Lunch 1/2 Greek salad which seemed large. Snacks - 2 WASA & blueberry goat cheese. Dinner - Marie Callender Turkey with Stuffing & Mashed Potatoes & big side of green beans, 2 WASA, liver pas... Thu, 23 May 2019 23:09:38 EST Daily Inspiration and Birth verse for May 23 Daily Inspiration: Do not be upset by events of the past, rather be upset by the time and energy you are devoting to them. Lord, help me to enjoy each moment by completely letting go of the past. <BR> <BR> A Time to Think-- God can pick sense out of a confused prayer.—Richard Sibbes <BR> <BR... Thu, 23 May 2019 22:41:19 EST Need a do over day Today was a total bust. Woke up this morning with swollen feet. Now they were not hanging down all night so I have no idea why they are swollen. So off to the clinic I go. Hate the walk-in clinic but they ran a blood panel and took my blood pressure and that was all good. So I have a couple ... Thu, 23 May 2019 22:32:22 EST A Visit to the High Line - NYC I was recently in New York City seeing the city perhaps for the first time as a tourist. I grew up in the city and moved out some 30 years ago. This was really my first visit back to see my old stomping grounds and take in all the city has to offer. It is amazing how much you take for granted ... Thu, 23 May 2019 22:30:11 EST May 23, 2019 Happy Thursday! <BR> <BR> I've had to keep telling myself it was Thursday. I don't know why, but it felt like a Friday. I suppose that is the exhaustion talking <em>246</em> <BR> <BR> It was a busy day and my stomach has just felt off since this afternoon. I'm guessing that it's just from e... Thu, 23 May 2019 22:10:15 EST An urgent prayer request... Greetings! <BR> my sister in law is in surgery right now for a brain tumor. I would appreciate any prayers and positive thoughts! We love her so much and can't stand the thought of anything going wrong with the surgery. She has lots of support and we were able to visit her last weekend which ... Thu, 23 May 2019 22:09:57 EST What An OMG Day... <img src=""> <BR> I can't even begin to tell you about it. It was that.... <BR> Ok. I'll tell you. <BR> Gym was weight day. I've got an app called "Seconds" that allows you to setup a circuit workout. So basically you... Thu, 23 May 2019 21:52:20 EST Thursday (yea my fri!) Lite day today. 56 min cardio 26 min strength training 15 min walk later Less than 2lbs away from my mini goal! Thu, 23 May 2019 21:41:57 EST Day 63 Thankful Thursday! <BR> <BR> My 3 thankful for are: <BR> <BR> 1. My legs. They work and I am putting them to use. <BR> 2. Hydrocortisone. It is helping me to not itch my hives. <BR> 3. My health. I am so happy that after everything that has happened, I am here and alive. <BR> <BR> Have a great... Thu, 23 May 2019 21:39:17 EST Crazy Weather Thursday This morning it was foggy out .. <BR> Then the skies got black and thunder clapped . <BR> Just when it is time to walk the kids to school the rain just poured down.. the wind was so strong... we got a doozy of a storm. <BR> I drove the kids to school ... <BR> It was around 11:30 the sun came o... Thu, 23 May 2019 21:36:47 EST Day 3 of Couch to 5k It feels so good to be done the first week of 5k training. I feel like I must look absolutely ridiculous running up and down our city’s sidewalks at my weight, but the time I get to spend with my little ones in awe of their capabilities and the hope of what the future holds for me if I just conti... Thu, 23 May 2019 21:27:41 EST Interview went well today! Today was my interview at Aacer Flooring. I would have to say that it went better this time around. The interviewer talked about my wages, benefits and other possible things I may get. <BR> He showed me around the place like before. However the questions I was more prepared for. He was impress... Thu, 23 May 2019 21:27:01 EST brain swimming to mentally busy and unfocused. i am starting to gab more with some people so i am getting some mental release. last few days i was working on a project so a little less stress and variation in my day. Thu, 23 May 2019 21:24:34 EST Thursday <img src=""> Thu, 23 May 2019 21:19:59 EST My Journey to find me again. Well, I made the decision last night to wake up and begin my journey to a healthier me. I made it through work today without drinking Mountain Dew lol (huge step for me). I ate a lean cuisine and kept my calories to a minimum. I feel good about my first day, tired as heck but good 💗. Looking fo... Thu, 23 May 2019 21:08:56 EST Life Is A Gift To You............. "Life" is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it <BR> <BR> a fantastic one. LIVE IT WELL! ENJOY TODAY! DO SOMETHING FUN! BE HAPPY! HAVE <BR> <BR> A GREAT DAY! Remember, "It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver... Thu, 23 May 2019 21:04:09 EST Thursday Berry Day I was up early with my wife who had to go to her exercise class at the senior center with her neighborhood fiends. I finished morning prayers and cleaned both bathrooms and while she was gone to have her hair done I did all my exercises. We then went to Jay at Blue basket Farms to pick blueberr... Thu, 23 May 2019 20:56:19 EST Memories This holiday weekend always gets me reminiscing about days past. Mostly about my sweet mom. This will be my 2nd memorial weekend without her. In the almost 3 years since her passing my life has changed so much. I will never forget the day she came home for hospice care. I had quit my previous jo... Thu, 23 May 2019 20:50:58 EST Thu 5/23 Luau It's Thursday, library day. We are going to a luau first then to the library. <BR> <BR> Have a great afternoon. <BR> <BR> *************** <BR> Note: If you are a sparker who does not allow comments, please note that I appreciate your stopping by my blog. You're welcome to leave a comment. I lik... Thu, 23 May 2019 20:45:03 EST Thursday’s Words to Ponder <img src=""> Thu, 23 May 2019 20:44:15 EST Ouch a lot of calories today Geez! I'm not gonna suffer or grieve over it, but yipes 2085 calories seems like an awful lot for one day!! Birthday cake pressure - potato salad - probably should have skipped that and the baked beans. Oh well! That's why I need one meal a day. One. Maybe I'll go for a 24-hour fast. I definite... Thu, 23 May 2019 20:35:05 EST MAY <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src=""> <img src="http://photos... Thu, 23 May 2019 20:31:59 EST Day 28 of 30 day transformation Almost all green just going to miss active minutes but achieved my steps per hour goal and have over 13K steps. Change in plan for tomorrow instead of going to workout after work I'll be going to take flowers to the cemetaries for Memorial Day. Won't know until tomorrow late afternoon my work sch... Thu, 23 May 2019 20:28:50 EST