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  • They’re Not Going To Take Our Independence Day From Us...

    7/4/2020 11:48:29 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    The media claimed fireworks were to be viewed from car or yard/neighborhood. Well we don’t live close enough to watch from home so it was our van. Very few showed up. We were able to park along the edge of a parking lot adjacent to a shady grassy area. The weather was perfect and the cousins played ... Read more

  • I need to see a change on the scale

    7/4/2020 9:49:18 PM, by MCHOPPER

    I walked around Walmart for 45 minutes and then later had a 20 minute walk. My legs are hurting now. I was doing kitchen work and it was hard to stand. So no bike today. Summer hasn't arrived here yet. It seems like its been raining forever. There is flooding all around us. I need to see ... Read more

  • Happy Independence Day!

    7/4/2020 6:48:31 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Heading out for a bbq/party in about an hour and won't be home until late so just saying Happy 4th of July to my U.S. friends!... Read more

  • A warm and humid day

    7/4/2020 10:13:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's going to be another warm and humid day here today 🌞. My daughter and I will stay hydrated and cool here today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Happy Independence Day to all American spark people members! Have a great day, everyone and a great weekend! Keep cool and stay ... Read more

  • My Sister Is Visiting...

    7/4/2020 8:38:22 AM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    She arrived late last night. Sure is wonderful to see her again!... Read more

  • 25 minutes

    7/3/2020 11:02:32 PM, by MCHOPPER

    My uncle died today. He was 90 so it didn't come as a shock. The sad part is his son. He is 62 and is mentally challenged. Its a difficult time for him. I did 25 minutes on the bike today!!! Amazing. I am building muscle which is great. I tried to walk after supper but my legs wouldn't work. I... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Grateful

    7/3/2020 7:29:47 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    This day has been as close to a "me" day as possible since I'm home with only Isaac. He's been so kind to allow me space. 102 extended sleep 528 paid work 341 grocery shopping 252 Sparking Won't be long and it's time to make supper (easy -- spaghetti) and then I'm sur... Read more

  • A warm and humid day

    7/3/2020 1:02:39 PM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today 😊. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a long walk indoors today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe! Have a great weekend!... Read more

  • Fasting stories please

    7/2/2020 10:11:40 PM, by MCHOPPER

    My legs have been cooperating the last few days. It is exciting for me. Can you imagine if you woke up tomorrow and couldn't walk? Its devastating. Do any of you do fasting? I am curious as to why and how long and what are the benefits. I could look up fasting, but that won't give me the perso... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Restful

    7/2/2020 7:15:15 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Loving that this day began after a sound sleep overnight and been very quiet and I've had a lot of alone time. I needed it! I was able to finish the project I was working on for paid work although I still have 1-2 small questions that need an answer, but it's close enough. I then shi... Read more

  • Testing And Taco Bell...

    7/2/2020 3:23:12 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Testing day 4:4 is over. We are done! 244 Yesterday my daughter was stressed out about going to work. She works at…Taco Bell. She has been working for two weeks and the stress has been building up since day one. A few days in she texted from work to say that she didn’t know if she could do it ... Read more

  • what's up

    7/2/2020 12:17:33 PM, by AMSHARK

    So, here's what's up. Work & homelife if overwhelming... but also, just one big blurred thing. Anywho, I started back up on SP yesterday, and here's what I did well: Tracked food & stayed in range Blogged Increased my water intake (not sure if I reached my goal) Here are my misse... Read more

  • Another hot and humid day here today

    7/2/2020 8:38:59 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. We are keeping cool and staying well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. I will be doing some yoga this morning and some indoor walking this afternoon. It's going to be hot and humid here for the next few days. Have a great day, everyo... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Truth

    7/1/2020 11:44:05 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    That's a good reminder for me today as I found myself mired down in a dark place today. When I sat down to do my Prayerful Planner everything kept pointing to remembering that all those emotional things I was feeling are not truth. I spent extra time naming my "rocks" and then looked in my j... Read more

  • July is here…

    7/1/2020 11:00:42 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Day 3 of testing…one to go! Did a major grocery shopping trip to avoid the stores over the holiday weekend. I thought every one else might have the same idea but the store wasn’t bustling. For dinner Maeve sautéed colored peppers, Fiona pan-fried chicken tenderloins, and I tore up romaine... Read more

  • July goals. Salad dressing suggestions?????

    7/1/2020 10:57:12 PM, by MCHOPPER

    July 1st. Canada Day. The beginning of a new month with new goals. Goal 1 - lose 10 pounds Goal 2 - ride the stationary bike for at least 20 minutes, at least 5 days a week Goal 3 - Prep Goal 4 - Find a salad dressing that I like that isn't high in calories I usually aim for more protei... Read more

  • Still kicking

    7/1/2020 12:14:59 PM, by AMSHARK

    Just a note - I'm still kicking. Just back into tracking. At the start of social distancing in March, I was actually down 5lbs, but then I don't know exactly what happened and I blew past that 5 and added 10 more. Ok, I know what happened - baking calms my nerves, ok? Walking around just my... Read more

  • Another warm day here today 🌞

    7/1/2020 11:14:30 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a walk later. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe! For all Canadian sparklers, Happy Canada Day!... Read more

  • Testing, Visiting, and Walking/Talking...

    6/30/2020 11:16:02 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Day 2 of testing. 2 to go. This afternoon I visited the house I grew up in for the last time on the inside. I know I’ll drive down the lane every once in awhile. Tonight a friend messaged me and asked if any of us wanted to take a walk. I told her to come on over with her daughter and a fe... Read more

  • My day (just like all the other days)

    6/30/2020 7:48:17 PM, by MCHOPPER

    My new goal is to get on my stationary bike first thing in the morning. It is in my bedroom so thats the most convenient time. Otherwise I procrastinate all day long. I did 16 minutes today!!! Made a casserole for the family today, but I am having one of the ground beef, rice and veggie cassero... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Calm

    6/30/2020 4:56:24 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    This has been a very calm day once again. 102 slept in 528 paid work 272 watching a Hallmark movie while 252 Sparking Next up is PT exercises and then it should almost be time to change gears to supper prep and the evening begins. Tomorrow Isaac will spend a few hours wi... Read more

  • A warm day

    6/30/2020 5:39:24 AM, by MOMMY445

    Another warm day here today. My daughter and I will keep cool and stay well hydrated. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. In a while, I will be doing some yoga. Later on in the morning, I will be going for a walk. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Testing...

    6/29/2020 11:53:54 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Testing Day 1 is over…3 days to go. Enjoyed sweet potatoes for lunch. Love that they cook quickly in the microwave in three minutes or less. A bit of butter. A spoonful of brown sugar. Delicious and nutritious. Uploading video submissions to youtube is taking forever! Glad we budgeted tim... Read more

  • Word of the Day: Hope

    6/29/2020 11:05:34 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Hope is a word that has kept coming up today in random places so I'm taking that as something I need to focus on and keep in place. I just "hope" it isn't because of something new and unexpected that is coming my way, but rather just because of the way things are right now. My day was... Read more

  • How do you deal with hunger pangs????

    6/29/2020 10:39:19 PM, by MCHOPPER

    Today was a successful day!!! I am down 10 pounds!!! I rode my stationary bike for 15 minutes, with no breaks!!! Went for a 30 minutes walk at an increased pace!!! Eating was good and I even saved enough calories to have some potato chips before bed. Not a healthy choice, I know, but the last few da... Read more

  • A warm and sunny day here today 😎

    6/29/2020 11:52:02 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I went for a walk this morning. I will go for another walk in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Had A Heart To Heart...

    6/28/2020 11:34:43 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Had a heart to heart today with my husband of all people. Well, sort of. My distress caught up with me after online church and I headed to bed to cry. He pursued me rather than leaving me alone. I’m sure he doesn’t completely understand but he listened without interrupting. Hope shines through. ... Read more

  • Letting myself down

    6/28/2020 7:03:33 PM, by MCHOPPER

    I haven't been able to use my bike since Thursday. My legs have just been too sore. Walked around Costco this morning, but the rest of the day was spent on my butt. I am worried what the scale will say on Wednesday. I have only lost 8 pounds all month. So depressing. I know - its 8 pounds gone and t... Read more

  • No COVID here!

    6/28/2020 6:57:54 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today is nice and quiet and mainly a "do whatever comes" type of day. 102 slept in 288 online worship 542 finished 2 loads of laundry (all towels) 528 helped Maegann get organized for her budget and bill payments 593 Sparking Our big news is the COVID test was negative! ... Read more

  • A new day

    6/28/2020 2:43:54 PM, by MOMMY445

    A beautiful sunny day here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a walk in the morning. I will be going for another walk in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Mom And Pop’s...

    6/28/2020 12:23:48 AM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Moving day! Fiona helped move everything with her dad. Maeve helped unbox kitchen stuff. I made the beds and settled linens. Also talked to my older brother (who was helping with the move, too) when my mom decided the work day ended.... Read more

  • Adam's Day (he asked me to use that title)

    6/27/2020 8:51:35 PM, by MCHOPPER

    My legs are still throbbing so no bike today. Definitely tomorrow. We shopped at Walmart. I consider that exercise since its a workout for my legs. We shopped for an hour, but I count it as half an hour. Tomorrow, we are going to Costco so it will be another indoor walk. We let our youngest tak... Read more

  • Lack of Energy

    6/27/2020 4:32:20 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Our house is in "does she or does she not have COVID" mode. Doubtful she will hear back with results any earlier than Monday. What negatives this has brought so far: 126 M cannot start her new salon job tomorrow 126 M isn't able to work at her Walmart job 126 Isaac can't go over ... Read more

  • Plenty of sunshine

    6/27/2020 12:15:36 PM, by MOMMY445

    Another warm and sunny day here today 🌞. In a while, I'll be going for a walk. My daughter says hello to everyone. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care.... Read more

  • My Food Day...

    6/26/2020 11:22:34 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Started the day with an omelet courtesy of my dear husband. He even served it with a whole wheat English muffin, a bit of butter, and strawberry preserves. Fixed a honeydew-red grape-strawberry fruit salad for lunch. Fixed a grilled chicken romaine salad with radish-carrot-yellow pepper-t... Read more

  • Same Old Routine

    6/26/2020 10:06:51 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Today was very quiet once again. 102 slept in a little 542 straightened up the kitchen 528 paid work 401 PT exercises 579 made supper 272 watching "The Core" while Sparking Tomorrow there is nothing firm on the schedule, but I do know that the bathrooms are first on m... Read more

  • Peanut butter sandwiches

    6/26/2020 8:59:34 PM, by MCHOPPER

    Didn't get on my bike today. I ended up meal prepping for 1.5 hours and standing is really hard on my legs. After that there was no way I could have biked. Tomorrow, I will. I made some ground beef and veggies soup/stew again. I love them for lunches. Then we made some more ground beef, rice an... Read more

  • Sunshine

    6/26/2020 10:23:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    The sun is shining brightly here today 🌞. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm going for a walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe! Have a great weekend!... Read more

  • Highlights…

    6/25/2020 11:27:57 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    spelling with Isla nap badminton with Gillian and Maeve peanut butter kiss cookies baked by Fiona... Read more

  • A good day

    6/25/2020 7:16:55 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    This morning I was able to sleep in a little as I did not need to set an alarm for the first time in ages! Woke up to find Auggie next to me so "conference call" done for the day! LOL Once up I straightened the kitchen and got busy on the finances. Wanted them caught up before the first... Read more

  • Trying

    6/25/2020 6:24:39 PM, by MCHOPPER

    I did 12 minutes on the stationary bike today, without stopping. I am happy about that. I hope to raise it as my legs allow. I would like to get to a point where I can eat more calories. I am supposed to consume 1200 - 1550 per day, but i have found that I only lose if I stay at the low end. I am sh... Read more

  • Day Of Introspection...

    6/25/2020 1:55:40 AM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Kept to myself today after spelling with my youngest daughter and listening to my two youngest daughters sing their audition pieces 2x. Put items on the counter for dinner and went for a drive and then a walk. And what do you know? Dinner was made, eaten, and cleared before I returned.... Read more

  • I want to eat

    6/24/2020 6:51:35 PM, by MCHOPPER

    I want to eat. Not healthy. I want chips and pop, etc. I don't feel hungry. I just want to eat. The thoughts running through my head are "maybe I am just meant to be heavy", "does it really matter if I'm fat?". I have been overweight since I started school. I am now 54. My weight is at an all time h... Read more

  • Procrastination is the theme of my day

    6/24/2020 2:58:10 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    I did not get enough sleep last night but was able to get an extra hour on the sofa with two very compliant dogs. Some days Auggie just snuggles into the crook of my arm and doesn't move and today was one of those days. Next I straightened up the kitchen before heading to my work space to... Read more

  • A cooler day

    6/24/2020 8:51:58 AM, by MOMMY445

    It's not too hot here today. a beautiful cool breeze is blowing. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm heading out for a long walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe.... Read more

  • Spelling, Chatting, Cooking, Cleaning...

    6/23/2020 11:29:25 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Isla was awake before 7. I was awake and ready to work on spelling with her by 8. Took Fiona to Taco Bell to work and then I made my way over to a friend’s house to chat for a few hours. Nice to get away for a bit. Picked Fiona up from Taco Bell after her five hour shift and made an early dinner..... Read more

  • Tuesday was calm

    6/23/2020 11:26:54 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    My day began with groceries and then I did some cleaning/straightening in the kitchen before heading to my Prayerful Planner and paid work. About 3 I did another set of my PT exercises and rested for an hour. Tonight we are watching "Beyond the Mask" and it's a good movie. Isaac was ... Read more

  • I am trying

    6/23/2020 11:03:11 PM, by MCHOPPER

    I have given my legs two days off in hopes that they will work again tomorrow. My fingers are crossed. My dad turned 82 today. I passed on cake and ice cream and came home and had some strawberries instead. I prepped a nice meal that made three serving. It was ground beef, rice, onion gra... Read more

  • A beautiful day 🌞

    6/23/2020 11:30:48 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a walk in a while. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Theatre and A New Home...

    6/23/2020 12:00:45 AM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    My two youngest daughters are gearing up for another theatre 103 season. Broadway auditions for the 20-21 season are by video submission this time around and are due by July 1st. The only show from the broadway series this season for those under sixteen is The Sound of Music. They chose their contr... Read more

  • Negative day

    6/22/2020 9:59:16 PM, by MCHOPPER

    I am having a rough day. I am struggling to deal with my legs and trying not to let it get me down so much. I don't know how to not let it bother me though. I thought if I weighed myself today instead of Wednesday and if I was down I would feel better. Well, not even an ounce different than last wee... Read more

  • Sore Knee Day

    6/22/2020 4:47:25 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Began my day with a 30-minute massage to work on my very stiff/sore leg. It was helpful and the therapist was able to identify that the I-Band is what is causing the extra pain. Just wish it would stay loosened up! Once home I got laundry started and then took a short nap as I couldn... Read more

  • Hot and humid day

    6/22/2020 1:34:16 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's the last hot and humid day here for the rest of the week. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Take care and stay safe, everyone!... Read more

  • Celebrating Father's Day...

    6/22/2020 12:30:43 AM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Woke up at 5 am with swollen feet. Literally feels like summer is here again! So I got up so as not to wake up my husband by tossing and turning endlessly. Went back to bed by eight when he was waking up for the day. No one woke up for the church lifestream because I am the one who usually wakes all... Read more

  • Quiet Father's Day

    6/21/2020 11:12:04 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Another great message from Ephesians this morning. Afterwards I headed to my little corner to my Prayerful Planner. The view out the window was peaceful today. I then did some paid work (3 plans edited), went through personal email and some SP time. After supper I did some read... Read more

  • Let down

    6/21/2020 6:20:46 PM, by MCHOPPER

    My legs didn't work today. I am so depressed. I thought they were improving. Maybe I just need to accept that this is the way things will always be.... Read more

  • Happy Sunday

    6/21/2020 8:26:34 AM, by MOMMY445

    Happy Father's Day to all of the dads out there. My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today. It's going to be another warm and humid day here today 🌞. I'll do some exercise indoors today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • A better day and flattery

    6/20/2020 10:32:11 PM, by MCHOPPER

    It went better today. In the morning I made ground beef and veggie stew/soup. I made a big batch that made 9 single servings which I can eat all week. It's very good. Lunch was tuna with celery and onions wrapped in a romaine leaf. I had a tuna sandwich as well. I am trying to get my protein up. ... Read more

  • Life is Always Changing...

    6/20/2020 9:45:59 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    My oldest daughter, Maeve, will be moving in with her brother for the last year of his PhD program. Their apartment application was approved yesterday so she notified her current workplace. Now to find a job. Today she sorted all of her clothes to lighten her load. While she was trying on stuff I de... Read more

  • Checked another to-do off the list!

    6/20/2020 6:40:03 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Last night we had an unexpected game night with M&M, but it was good. Kept me from finishing up my SP time as it was after 11pm when we finished and I was tired. M&M are doing very well and they are definitely taking the time to share all that has happened in the past 1 1/2 years - go... Read more

  • Another warm and humid day

    6/20/2020 9:58:15 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated today. It's going to be a warm and humid day here today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll go for a walk indoors today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • One bad day isn't going to beat me

    6/19/2020 10:54:00 PM, by MCHOPPER

    I started my day with a trip to the doctor. It wasn't my regular doctor. I am able to talk to him about anything. I trust him completely. He is well respected in the community. His sub wasn't so easy to talk to. We raised my Wellbutrin to 300 mg. I had already discussed it with my doctor over the ph... Read more

  • Rather Productive Day...

    6/19/2020 9:55:42 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Started working toward balancing the checkbook at midnight and called it a night a little over an hour later. Woke up before eight to take a shower after my husband but before my two daughters who need to be to work by 9:30 and 10. Hate waiting until the whole lot of them is off to work so I s... Read more

  • A hot and humid day

    6/19/2020 1:32:06 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's very hot and humid day here today 🌞. My daughter and I are keeping cool and well hydrated. I already got in a long walk today. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Relationships...

    6/18/2020 11:35:47 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    They really matter in life. They take work. They are definitely worth all you put into them. As you can see pondering life once again.... Read more

  • Please Help. Lots of questions

    6/18/2020 9:57:47 PM, by MCHOPPER

    Hi everyone, I have been wondering a few things and am hoping you can help. 1. I am on 1200 - 1550 calories a day. Does it matter when those calories are consumed? I have found that I am eating two meals a day at about 500 calories and then a snack. Should I be spreading my calories out over th... Read more

  • Lack of Focus Once Again

    6/18/2020 3:58:09 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    This morning I started the day by going for groceries and then cleaned up the kitchen as the little gremlins were in there again overnight. I then decided to keep on cleaning out my computer files and tackled some of the work folders. Couldn't stay focused so I finished one group of them ... Read more

  • Hot and humid day here today

    6/18/2020 10:32:23 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. We are prepared for the weather. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I will be doing some dancing indoors after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care!... Read more

  • From Morning to Evening…

    6/18/2020 12:49:40 AM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    67 Spent the first part of the morning doing food prep: fruit salad for dinner and strawberry shortcake popsicles for cooling treats. Then Isla and I worked through a half hour of spelling. We really have been setting the timer and stopping at time. Before the morning was over I too... Read more

  • Will I ever learn?

    6/17/2020 9:14:02 PM, by MCHOPPER

    I got busy today and neglected to put dinner in the oven in time. Well, my teenagers wanted Dominoes Pizza and I helped them talk their father into it. I erased my planned dinner from my tracker and added the pizza. It was NOT worth all the calories. Back to planned tomorrow. I did 10 minutes o... Read more

  • I get to be home today!

    6/17/2020 4:40:11 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Let me just say it has been wonderful having a full day home! First up was having Faith come over to clean our windows and screens. They are all so clean now I can't even see the screens when I look through them! Such a blessing to have this done each year and she is very affordable.... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    6/17/2020 8:29:27 AM, by MOMMY445

    Lots of sunshine here today. It's supposed to be very warm here this afternoon. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be doing some dancing after lunch today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Spelling, Chatting, Cooking...

    6/17/2020 12:25:18 AM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Enjoyed spelling practice with Isla today. We reviewed four spelling strategies and unpacked a few new ones. Talked to a friend for over an hour today on the tele. She got back the results of her daughter’s testing for autism. So nice that she chose to call and share with me. Also made a ... Read more

  • Felt like Monday all over again

    6/16/2020 10:48:28 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    This morning did not go at all as expected as I got in the van to run a quick errand and the "low tire" light was on so off to the tire shop I went thinking it would just be a 45 minute event. Boy was I wrong. This was my view from an outside bench for 2 hours! They finally too... Read more

  • Date day

    6/16/2020 8:19:58 PM, by MCHOPPER

    We went on a date today. We drove to a town about 2 hours away. It was very nice. We saw 4 deer, one bear and a golden eagle. It was the first time I have ever seen a golden eagle. It was huge. We didn't take a picnic and couldn't find a tempting restaurant so we ended up getting a large fries at KF... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day

    6/16/2020 10:58:21 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! After lunch, I will be going for a walk today. I'll do some yoga after supper today. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • My Top Two…

    6/15/2020 11:59:01 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    Websites this month are wretched.org and Rickthomas.net. Learning so much about the Gospel and relationships.... Read more

  • Met one of this weeks goals but it was disappointing

    6/15/2020 8:24:43 PM, by MCHOPPER

    I finally did it! I got on my stationary recumbent bike. Sounds like a big step, but I disappointed myself. I only lasted 5 measly minutes. I will build up to a better number. I did a 20 minute walk at a strip mall. I needed to go to the dollar store so we walked the strip while there. I made ... Read more

  • Massage Therapy Day

    6/15/2020 6:45:53 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    My day began with a wonderful massage. Very thankful that my regular therapist was back as it was so relaxing compared to last month. I thought I'd be home the rest of the day, but had a message from Maegann that she had forgotten her paperwork for the JCPenney orientation this afternoon so ... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day

    6/15/2020 9:56:41 AM, by MOMMY445

    I'm off for a walk in a while. I feel great. My daughter says hello to all. both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • A Nice Sunday

    6/15/2020 12:36:10 AM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Our online worship did not happen as the download wasn't working. We will try again one of these evenings. Instead Tim got busy with the floor and actually had to go to the store to buy the bags of grout and a different tile cutter for the precision cuts he needed before he could do much.... Read more

  • My Sunday In A Nutshell...

    6/15/2020 12:20:49 AM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    288 Listened to a great online church service with my family 374 341 Shopping for hardware and dinner items with husband 53 210 369 Made chicken vegetable rice soup 102 41 Took a long nap to get emotions in check... Read more

  • Goal setting - what do you do?

    6/14/2020 6:48:12 PM, by MCHOPPER

    New week. New goals. My 2 goals for last week were to ride my stationary bike and eat more protein. I accomplished the protein but not the bike. I will try to ride this week. I need to force myself. I don't even know why I am so afraid. Maybe, its a fear of failing. I had 2 really good days las... Read more

  • A new day

    6/14/2020 10:13:49 AM, by MOMMY445

    I'm heading out to do some errands in a while. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'll be going for a walk in the afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Stay safe and take care!... Read more

  • Putting An End To Winter…

    6/13/2020 11:21:54 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    I washed the winter gear from the hall closet and took down the magical snowflakes . All that’s left of the winter feel in the house is the Christmas boxes that STILL need to be carried to the attic AND the chill in the inside air today from a day in the 50s outside. Tonight the six of us went... Read more

  • How much? Is this my new normal?

    6/13/2020 9:47:56 PM, by MCHOPPER

    Managed to walk a bit today. My food allotment was pretty much all one meal but I managed to fit in 2 very small pieces of pizza and some cream of wheat.I try to stick closer to 1200 but a lot of the time its closer to 1550. I want to get my fitness up enough that I can eat a bit more but still lose... Read more

  • How I Love a Rainy Day

    6/13/2020 5:04:09 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Woke to a windy, rainy day and I've been enjoying the cooler temps and the smells/sounds of the storms. I ran across this photo someone took this morning about 10 miles north of us. I'm glad that mega lightening storm was not right over us! Whew! I didn't get to sleep earl... Read more

  • Bad day

    6/13/2020 4:14:54 PM, by MCHOPPER

    Bad day. My legs are back to slow motion. I had two goods days and was so excited. I'm hoping I have just over done it and they will get better again. I really enjoyed those two days. Walked through Walmart today. Combining grocery shopping with walking. It was slow going. Then on the way home, my h... Read more

  • A beautiful sunny day 🌞

    6/13/2020 11:27:05 AM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I'm heading out for a walk in a while. I feel great. Have a wonderful day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • A Tiff Yesterday...

    6/12/2020 11:02:05 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    A tiff was brewing here yesterday so no blog post because I set my mind on positive music and fell asleep early. When I tell my husband I need time alone to process, I usually need an hour at most, it takes him a day or two to start talking to me again even if I try to start to talk with him before... Read more

  • Tile is going down!

    6/12/2020 10:47:07 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    Some days a picture says it better than words ever could. At home the day was fairly quiet. I spent time cleaning out more computer files and making the necessary trips to the vet. Ellsworth still shows too much infection inside his mouth at the site of the cyst so he is now on a strong... Read more

  • Two day streak for legs and protein. Picnic ideas?

    6/12/2020 6:34:22 PM, by MCHOPPER

    Last night, I was able to walk quite a ways without my legs stopping. The pace has picked up as well. I am so excited that my legs are working again. Thats two nights in a row that I have walked a lot easier. I am extremely short so even a fast walk for me is still slow to everyone else. lol To... Read more

  • A windy day

    6/12/2020 1:01:51 PM, by MOMMY445

    My daughter says hello to all. It's a beautiful windy day here today 🌞. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've been for a long walk outside and I feel great. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Small miracle

    6/11/2020 3:28:06 PM, by MCHOPPER

    So I set a goal for today - eat enough protein. If I follow my meal plan as I have laid out I will have 76 grams of protein. That is 3 times what I normally get. The majority is from the 5 ounce turkey breast I will be having for supper. My youngest helped do prep work again today. We made potato sa... Read more

  • Broken Pieces

    6/11/2020 3:03:30 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    A timely message for this mom's heart today. It has helped me take a deep breath, straighten up my shoulders and tell God I'm ready for whatever this day brings. Now to stay in that place is the goal. We had a good Bible study and family meeting last night with Isaac. His choice of goi... Read more

  • A cooler day

    6/11/2020 12:42:00 PM, by MOMMY445

    It's a much cooler day here today and I am okay with that. My daughter says hello to all. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep, cheep! I've completed a yoga workout this morning. I'll be going for a long walk this afternoon. Have a great day, everyone! Take care and stay safe!... Read more

  • Bean recipes PLEASE

    6/10/2020 8:58:35 PM, by MCHOPPER

    My son helped me make a hamburger stew/soup today. Onions, celery, carrots, potatoes, peas and ground beef in a nice gravy with tons of black pepper. We made enough for 7 single servings.It should last me a few days. I have to have foods that I like. If I have to eat salads all day I cheat really fa... Read more

  • The "Ouch" Factor

    6/10/2020 6:52:58 PM, by DETERMINEDJANET

    I find myself working to put a new concern in His hands because there is absolutely nothing I can do except pray, but my heart is troubled. All started with one question from Maegann as she was getting ready to leave for work: "How would you feel about me spending time with Michaell?" My fi... Read more

  • A Postfix?…

    6/10/2020 4:01:07 PM, by KOHLRABIGIRL

    149 Spelling review with Isla has its funny aspects. Today when asked the question “What can we add to the end of a base word to make a new word?” she replied a postfix rather than a suffix. This was too funny for both of us and we had to giggle. Technically she was right and the word does appear in... Read more

  • A beautiful day

    6/10/2020 8:37:47 AM, by MOMMY445

    There's a chance of rain this morning and some rain this evening. I am okay with that and so is my daughter. It's going to be the last hot and humid day here for a few days. I'll be heading out for a walk in a while. Both budgie birds are doing well and say cheep,cheep! Have a great day, everyone! T... Read more