SparkPeople Member Blogs These are the most recent public blog entries from SparkPeople Members. SparkPeople Member Blogs Satisfying Saturday MISSIONS I made more progress on my to-do list: deposited some checks, picked up a prescription, shopped, and shipped one of my mom’s paintings to younger daughter. I’d found a nearly perfect shipping box in a trash bin at work that took only a little effort with a box cutter and packing tape. <BR> <BR>... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 19:25:17 EST Day 320: New 'Do! I keep saying on and off that i need to whack my hair, but I generally change my mind or chicken out once I actually get in the chair. But today I followed through! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Took off a good f... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 19:24:47 EST Saturday’s Words to Ponder <img src=""> Sat, 16 Nov 2019 19:20:56 EST Roasting a chicken I am thinking of roasting a chicken either tomorrow or Tuesday. I have looked up recipes for one but it calls for a 3 to 3.5 pound chicken. The chicken that I have is a 5.94 pound size. The time that saw for the smaller size is anywhere between 1.25 to 1.5 hours to cook. How long should I cook th... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 19:18:51 EST Don't wanna go <img src=""> Bowling, that is. Elbow is whiny. Kinda don't feel like going out. But I told my friend I'd go, when I saw her at the comedy club yesterday, so I'll eventually drag myself off this couch and wander out. Be... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 19:15:13 EST Next Gen <img src=""> <BR> Re-watching Star Trek Next Gen on Netflix, and noticed Riker goes to New Orleans to hit on girls. Sat, 16 Nov 2019 19:00:04 EST Saturday November 16th Cannot believe November is now half over! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This is the ideal..... <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> This is the reality! <... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 18:58:58 EST My Adventures in Spark Land. ..Day 105 of Doing the New : Snow people <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Snowflakes are one of natures most fragile things, but look at what you can do when they stick together." ~Snow people <BR> <BR> When my son was born, my friend gave me the totem pole snow peo... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 18:47:31 EST Ate too much and not exercising. So I weight 181. Not bad and am not going to complain since I am not exercising. Tonight I ate too much for dinner and also had a breakfast out this morning. <BR> <BR> So my appointment with the car mechanic was at 7:30 am. I got there a little early and I ended up waiting there for over 3 ho... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 18:39:29 EST MAYBE SOME ONE KNOWS I have a question for all you readers. <BR> <BR> I must admit I don't know very much about Chihuahuas. <BR> As I have had Yorkies for some 43yrs.. <BR> <BR> But, Sadie Mae is maybe 12 - 18 mos. Old. <BR> But the Vets agree she is a White Chihuahua. <BR> But, we noticed a ltitle sprinkling of ... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 18:21:36 EST 2019 Goals Very cool morning, decided to remove more leaves. Used trailer that hold 12 -40 gallon trash cans filled with leaves. Hauled off 5 loads or 2400 gallons of leaves. This is 3rd time this year, and about half of the leaves have fallen. Something to look forward to do outside in the future. Sat, 16 Nov 2019 18:19:58 EST 2019 Goals Very cool morning, decided to remove more leaves. Used trailer that hold 12 -40 gallon trash cans filled with leaves. Hauled off 5 loads or 2400 gallons of leaves. This is 3rd time this year, and about half of the leaves have fallen. Something to look forward to do outside in the future. Sat, 16 Nov 2019 18:19:57 EST Weather Great weather. More yardwork today. Very windy still. Leaves are still being blown everywhere. Sat, 16 Nov 2019 18:01:39 EST 2019 emoticon for how you feel today <em>213</em> Sat, 16 Nov 2019 18:00:30 EST Water Fully hydrated Sat, 16 Nov 2019 18:00:03 EST soup day Just a little chill in the fall air. so it was soup day. Cabbage, potato, carrots and a little bit of ham. yum Sat, 16 Nov 2019 17:37:41 EST Thankful Thought for today – Be kind. Be thoughtful. Be genuine. But most of all, be thankful. <BR> <BR> I am thankful for life itself. Here’s to another week that our Heavenly Father has given us. Take a moment to think about how blessed you are on today. Did you thank God for waking you up this mornin... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 17:24:18 EST 116 Days to Go <img src=""> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Before I turn 21 on Saturday February 29, 2020! <BR> <BR> It all started Saturday February 29, 1... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 16:47:06 EST Fasting Plans <img src=""> I am doing intermittent fasting. I read an article here on Spark People that was for doing them. I talked it over with my nutritionalist, my doctor, and my therapist. We are all in agreement that it would ... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 16:44:25 EST Daily Highlight 259 - Hungry Highlight - <BR> is past dinner time. Should I stop and grab something or wait until I get home. Let's see. so many places to choose from. Greasy. Not too healthy. Most of the fast food options were not appealing. I didn't want a burger. Nor fries. So I opted for a really late suppe... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 16:42:51 EST Getting back in the habit. <img src=""> <BR> I was doing so good. Had a good routine, both sleep & eating. I had to help a family member out for a few days & it threw everything off. I've had such a hard time getting back into my routine. I'm su... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 16:30:33 EST A Sense of Purpose as I Near a Goal This week each day I wake with a sense of purpose, to make progress towards my interim goal the 180's. I am doing better staying in my calorie range, so my weigh-in this morning 190.6 pounds, thrilling so close! I am optimistic that I can lose .7 pounds in the last 2 weeks of the challenge. I am ... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 16:27:47 EST success <img src=""> Sat, 16 Nov 2019 16:06:59 EST Weight Watcher My sis and mom re-started WW today, and I've been thinking about getting back to the goal of losing weight. I haven't really done much other than maintain my weight for the last year. At least I haven't gained it!! There are two problems I'm wrestling with -- #1: I need to lose the extra pounds. ... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 15:58:25 EST Hype vs. fact: The reality behind 2019’s most popular nutrition trends <link><BR>ogether/live-well/hype-vs-fact-reality<BR>-behind-2019s-most-popular-nutrition-t<BR>rends?wt.tsrc=email_pih&cat=l36&elqcst<BR>=272&elqcsid=7169 </link> Sat, 16 Nov 2019 15:53:55 EST Acceptance vs. Approval (of your body) <BR> This morning I watched short video from the November “My Mind My Body” newsletter, with the topic of accepting your body. This has been an ongoing challenge for me, as I know that the body I have now, and the body I hope to have someday, will never be the body of my dreams. <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 15:48:02 EST 16th November <img src=""> <BR> <link><BR>edia/817311/november_2019.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> "Learn a new skill from a friend, and teach them one of yours" <BR> <BR> I didn't do this one today. Sat, 16 Nov 2019 15:46:12 EST Conference I went to a Sacred Heart conference today. <BR> All 3 speakers spoke from the heart of Jesus' love for us. <BR> Jesus desires us to express our love for Him. <BR> Sat, 16 Nov 2019 15:37:54 EST Shasta magic <img src=""> <BR> <BR> One of the luxuries I now allow myself is having Shasta come clean once a month. Today was her day. I note that I took another post-Shasta visit shot last year, after I put up the tree, but it... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 15:29:14 EST Challenge Day 55 I had thought hubby would have to walk the dog today, but I had a chance to come home after the 10K and 5K races, so I did. The dog and I got our challenge day 55 walk in. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> I ha... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 15:19:59 EST Overcoming Obsticles My status states, "Your body can overcome almost anything, it's your mind you have to convince." <em>381</em> Right now, with a foot injury I am discovering this. My trip for school as well as my prep for school really limited my physical fitness although I managed to get some in. <em>387</em... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 15:12:48 EST My Weight I've been trying to reduce my weight; but lately I've been waiting for my weight to cooperate with me. For the last two weeks or more, my weight has not changed much at all. In fact, it has stayed at 150.something. Yes, 150.0, 150.6, 150.4, 150.0, 150.2, 150.2, 150.6, 150.2. Thankfully, it didn't... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 15:06:43 EST One day it will be you! <link><BR>?__xts__[0]=68.ARCqQJcSmO1pLvR4R5siY78<BR>-eIYDEkQZr8_J2svSzxRk58lGLoKUCUXJ21QmJ<BR>oUgY9c8UynWX9tKtHzuakjCJG7CYPSvtSabwqN<BR>6zOJrct00Cvk3b_mHtmy5ofxKnqtpjSN7eT0Us<BR>EZ6pBcfkdFoG-smqNgd8oFhns9tFKVetwpmhDn<BR>5klr_rP8DqUSFOrDR0yalCJcGw_6rB98QeuKu2<B... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 15:03:46 EST Happiness <img src=""> <BR> Past, present, future! Sat, 16 Nov 2019 14:58:31 EST Saturday it's a cold and windy day here in Frederick. I managed to get outside for a run this morning, but it felt more like late December than mid-November. <BR> <BR> Hope your Saturday is going well. <BR> <BR> Blessings Sat, 16 Nov 2019 14:36:39 EST Going out for a late lunch We are going out to Outback Steakhouse to celebrate both sons' birthdays. <BR> I will have no appetizers, just a 6oz steak , a loaded baked potato and a side of sautéed mushrooms. I know there are a lot of calories in the loaded part of the baked potato, but today I am indulging just this one me... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 14:29:58 EST Day What ? <img src=""> Oh Oh ! Two weeks gone just like that - poof. A modest hike is our plan for today. That means no elevation. It will be back up in the 90’s range agsin so a little caution is needed. Lots of sunscreen and m... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 14:29:03 EST Saturday I did finally get more than three hours sleep last night. I know it is not good for the organs. No, I did not have any peanuts either. I will only eat les than a quarter cup at a time from now on. I need the protein and will test the waters with just a couple nuts this afternoon. <BR> Ever t... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 14:28:29 EST Day 320: Thanksgiving Movies <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Until you make peace with who you are, you'll never be content with what you have." (Doris Mortman) <BR> <BR> <BR> MOVIE TIME! The holidays are here and you know I'm watching the holiday movi... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 14:27:09 EST Supermom <img src=""> <BR> So sad today looked at myself in the mirror and i had some many bulges it makes me sick to my stomach Sat, 16 Nov 2019 14:21:20 EST Today's lesson/visualize a healthy body and mind Visualize yourself as a completely healthy person, inside and out.Do one thing that brings you closer to achieving that state.YOUR GOAL:DO WHATEVER IT TAKES TO BECOME THE HEALTHIEST YOU POSSIBLE-----caroline Myss(wisdom for healing cards) Sat, 16 Nov 2019 14:18:42 EST Disappointed With My Paycheck Today is payday, but my paycheck amount hasn't changed. :( On Monday, I'm going to contact HR to find out why my raise hasn't taken effect. I hate this! <BR> <BR> That said, my best friend Denise is interested in another house. I'm confused as to whether or not I want to still live with her. ... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 14:14:54 EST Starting for the first time....again I feel like this is the 1000th time I have started, the difference this time is a diagnosis and a plan. Binge eating disorder is not fun, but at least now I can put a name to the force that has controlled my life for so long. Big changes have happened in the last 6months, all for the better, no... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 13:50:24 EST Special Blessings-November 16, 2019 Today I am especially blessed for the following: <BR> <BR> 1. Jim and I went to the coffee shop this morning. <BR> <BR> 2. JIm and I both got our hair cut. It is nice to look like myself again. <BR> <BR> 3. Ohio State plays this afternoon. <BR> <BR> 4. Jim and I are going to the jambor... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 13:33:48 EST SMILE OF THE DAY <BR> Richard a village doctor was awakened at 4 a.m. to make a house call. He reluctantly got dressed and braved a snowstorm. After the examination, he told the patient to send immediately for his lawyer and relatives and friends and make a will. <BR> <BR> When he got home and told his wife ask... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 13:23:19 EST Sewing today I'm making sanitary napkins Sat, 16 Nov 2019 13:18:09 EST the whole sleep thing <img src=""> <BR> What's the word about sleeping a couple of nights for 5 - 7 hours, then really not sleeping at all on night three? Well, it's pretty common for many reasons for lots of people. My reasons do not qua... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 13:17:00 EST Saturday Treadmill and dog walk for exercise today. Going to a pre-school fundraiser at 6 p.m. It is a good day. Hope yours is as well. Sat, 16 Nov 2019 13:14:03 EST 11/16/19 Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you becaus Immature love says: 'I love you because I need you.' Mature love says 'I need you because I love you.' <BR> Erich Fromm <BR> <BR> Quote of the Day <BR> The undertaking of a new action brings new strength. <BR> Richard L. Evans <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> Only love interests me, and I a... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 13:08:29 EST Our poor Dog Hi everyone, <BR> It has been a long week and some. <BR> Our dog Tushie is getting better. She can't walk yet but can push herself up and stand a bit (like a new born colt) but we are hopeful. <BR> She actually wasn't on the meds long because she kept throwing them up. She didn't eat for 3 day... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 13:00:21 EST Negativity I am doing away with activities that do not bring me or others joy. <BR> <BR> <em>789</em> <BR> <BR> I am also studying more. I hope to bring my art and life to a much happier level this year. If it doesn't make me happy it can't make anyone else happy. So much joy to share and no need t... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 12:34:34 EST Saturday and not doing much, Yet. Another nice day here, in the 40's but oh so windy. About to blow the green off the grass, lol. <BR> BIL and niece were here for awhile this morning bringing the wagon here to store for the winter. Niece, Cassie and Sally, SIL, sent us so chocolate cake. I know Sally is doing a lot more baki... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 12:25:12 EST The Good Liar Movie.... <em>213</em> Happy Saturday everyone, yeh!!! <BR> <BR> <em>272</em> I was thinking of going to see this movie in the movie theater today... <BR> <BR> has anyone see it yet? <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> ... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 12:11:45 EST it's saturday my daughter says hi to everyone. it is a much cooler weather day here today. a relaxing day is in store for me and for my daughter today. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone! Sat, 16 Nov 2019 12:09:17 EST From 40's to 90's from Sunrise to Sunset Predicted Today Crazy weather. Will have to change out of this sweater shortly. Some people have heat on in the morning and a/c in the afternoon. Not me. <BR> <BR> Well, I "think" I'm about 95 percent finished with decorating except for a few finishing touches. Inflatables will go out during Thxgiving wee... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:53:01 EST 11/16/19 Be <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Be strong enough to stand alone, smart enough to know when you need help, and brave enough to ask for it." <BR> <BR> <img src=" Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:49:12 EST What I Should Be Doing I SHOULD be cleaning my house <BR> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> But instead of cleaning house, I’m going with friends 2.5 hours away to attend a college football game.... not just ANY game, but my beloved... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:45:32 EST And ... back again Back on Spark, back from the Middle East, back from the year's course, back in the UK. I'm feeling rather discouraged (all the rain in Manchester doesn't help) but keep picking myself up and trying again. I love being near my new grandson, and my Arabic study is steadily progressing. I'm climbing... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:43:48 EST St Pete Run Fest <img src=""> <BR> Here's a shot of the finish line from our team tent. It was an awesome party atmosphere with some running involved. I finished the 10k several minutes faster than the one 2 weeks ago, so I accomplishe... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:27:48 EST November It's already November. I cannot believe we're here already. I feel like we should be in April! Not ready for the snow either. <BR> <BR> I'm getting frustrated here this week. I've been pretty much maintaining these past couple of weeks. Going up or down within a pound. Usually after a co... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:22:40 EST Goals & Gratitude 11/16/19 I woke up at 4:15 this morning, and when I couldn't get back to sleep, I decided to get up. I have been super productive, which is great. I cooked breakfast and part of dinner, did laundry, and did the dishes already. I am going to the market to pick up the things I forgot to get yesterday (does ... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:19:14 EST Blog <img src=""> He who says he doesn’t need help, most does. By: Malcolm Forbes Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:13:37 EST Blog He who says he doesn’t need help, most does. By: Malcolm Forbes Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:11:51 EST Emmanuel or Icabod Ichabod or Emmanuel? Matt 1:22-23. Nov 16 2019 <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> “Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter, fear God, and keep His commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.” Eccl. 12:13 <BR> <BR> <BR> Eli the high priest in Israel during the time of Samuel had two sons who... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:10:25 EST Not Recommended <img src=""> <BR> <BR> National Fast Food Day <BR> National Fast Food Day celebrates fast food restaurants and the food that they sell. Fast food usually consists of prepackaged and ready-made food that can be quickly... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:08:51 EST Saturday 11/16 My buttons are bursting. I heard from my brother that Tyler has made Specialist. He wasn't a very good college student thinking that he was going to get a degree in partying. <em>211</em> He decided to quit college and go into the Army. He wants to make a career of it and loves it. There ar... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 11:00:51 EST Friday Saturday Full evening, saw JoJo Rabbit, up late with theatre. Jog this AM, some chores, dinner theatre this evening. Sat, 16 Nov 2019 10:54:26 EST International Tolerance Day <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Date When Celebrated : Always November 16 <BR> <BR> International Tolerance Day is an annual event, celebrated around the world. It was created and is sponsored by UNESCO. The United Nations i... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 10:48:48 EST Daily Spark News I'm back after a long absence. I've recently lost a bit of weight after going through a slightly stressful time in my life. Now I want to do things properly so here I am. Today I feel strong and already healthier. Sat, 16 Nov 2019 10:40:12 EST Pushing Ahead... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Good Morning All, <BR> <BR> Food for Thought: The Body Achieves what the Mind Believes... Step by Step.... <BR> <BR> Let's Keep Focused and Push Ahead.. <BR> <BR> And have a Great weekend fil... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 10:38:06 EST Snacking - 11-16-19 Jeff Welton found this elk snacking on the shrubbery! <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I think our neighbor has some tasty landscaping.... Each winter the moose seem to hang out at their house, snacking on the bushe... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 10:37:47 EST Quote for Saturday There is no more blessed way of living, than the life of faith based upon a covenant-keeping God - to know that we have no care, for He cares for us; that we need have no fear, except to fear Him; that we need have no troubles, because we have cast our burdens upon the Lord, and are conscience th... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 10:36:29 EST Bible Verse for Saturday... He who follows righteousness and mercy finds life, righteousness, and honor. <BR> <BR> Proverbs 21:21 NKJV Sat, 16 Nov 2019 10:35:27 EST Great escape We don’t go to a lot of movies but this week we went to two excellent ones. Midway and ford vs ferrari. Both over 2 hours and both were so impacting I was actually able to get into the movie and escape our real life for awhile. Our family does not do Christmas presents but I do group games with ... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 10:30:49 EST Weekend rambling and menu plan! <img src=""> <BR> (witches butter, a type of jelly fungus) <BR> <BR> First – I got my top choice classes yesterday! I’m looking forward to a Geology plus lab class and an ecology class, and I’ll suffer through next ca... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 10:23:42 EST 2019 HEY SPARKERS KNEE DOING BETTER GOING BACK TO GYM MONDAY hey sparkers hoppe all are doing ok just taking better care of myself knee feeling better to much stress and driving dealing with my mom three years my body dont know what to do been going for so long you really dont know how to act caregiving will mess you up love them to death but your body tak... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 10:19:41 EST Grateful for Medical Care AND Kindness!! As it happened, DH was meeting with his ophthalmologist yesterday at the hospital clinic for a glaucoma check up and treatment. And yes, he did ask about how we "see" and his doctor confirmed -- following up on my blog topic yesterday -- that it's reasonable to allocate 20% to retina and 80% to... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 10:13:36 EST Saturday Realizations/ Goals <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "LIfe is tough my darling, but so are you." <BR> I never thought of myself as tough. I never thought of myself as strong, not physically, emotionally, or mentally. But looking back... I am. Per... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 10:13:34 EST November - Diabetes Awareness Month Fact # 16 November is Diabetes Awareness Month. <BR> Educate, Advocate and Cure <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For the month of November, I will be posting a fact a day to help raise awareness of Diabetes. <BR> <BR> Fact ... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 10:10:42 EST Saturday <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Have a wonderful Saturday Sat, 16 Nov 2019 10:02:46 EST Bazaar Bazaar today. Lot's of walking Sat, 16 Nov 2019 09:59:32 EST Meditating every day When our Grammy and Papa day-care ended this year (after ten years!), now that all three are in school all day, I thought I would have a hard time filling my days. <BR> Hahahahaha ha! <em>198</em> <BR> <BR> So I rolled my sleeves up and re-retired and discovered ME time again. <BR> We get to ... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 09:57:35 EST Letting Go of Alcohol <img src=""> <BR> <BR> As part of this process of letting go, I have come to the realization (for the 100th time) that I need to let go of my proclivity to drink alcohol alone. I have often convinced myself of the nee... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 09:51:49 EST Finding Peace Today <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Isn't this a peaceful scene? This farm is not far from my house. IN the autumn with the rich colors it looks beautiful. The sheep grazing look so content. <BR> This is something I want to find... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 09:49:42 EST I highly recommend physical therapy for many reasons Who knew at the ripe age of 65 I'd find I was moving incorrectly? I noticed I was starting to sway when I walked. My hips and hamstrings were hurting and some of my exercises were suspect in these aches. <BR> <BR> My therapist worked with me to change some of these old habits and I am happy to s... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 09:48:27 EST Too Hot To Handle? <img src=""> <BR> I dislike clothes shopping. I detest having to take off my clothes, put on clothes, take them off, put them on, take... I'd rather get my teeth pulled. But recently I had to get a few new nightshirts... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 09:15:36 EST Saturday Some quick errands this morning then a bite for lunch and football, glorious football! Sat, 16 Nov 2019 09:12:00 EST a coworker a coworker snapped at me the other day. I talked to her about it yesterday at the end of the day and we worked it out. I think she was at least halfway correct. The two of us have been the responsible ones about locking the doors at the end of the day and I asked her if she had the keys at... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 09:00:23 EST Guilt is an ugly thing. I have been trying to get back on track for a little over two weeks now. As the holidays progress, I know it will be even more difficult to get back on track. <BR> <BR> I had been doing so well a few months ago. I had been making progress and seeing results. Now? I'm so far off track and I am ... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 08:59:02 EST What CAN you do?/ The Mental U Turn <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Okay, okay... so you’re in bad shape. Me too. It isn’t easy. I just fell and messed up my new shoulder and my hand- it will require 2 more surgeries and I’m sick of pain. I have neuropathy a... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 08:54:33 EST Overspending Spun the Bonus wheel this morning, and it landed on 500 Sparkgoodie points! Thought I'd go spend them right away on something for myself, since I've been down in the dumps, and not being active enough while smashing unhealthy foods into my mouth like my mouth is an important race track or someth... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 08:53:42 EST Peace. Peace has been on my mind a lot this week. It kept coming up in conversations and these thoughts keep repeating within me. (Warning: Long post, I needed to type it out.) <BR> <BR> When the disciples were in the boat and in the storm, Jesus slept. He was at Peace. He was Peace, the very Prince of... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 08:52:33 EST Happy Saturday Have a healthy and happy Saturday all! <BR> <em>386</em> Sat, 16 Nov 2019 08:45:59 EST What a great Idea... <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Now I'm not a sewer, never really was... BUT... <BR> <BR> Here someone retro-fit an old, stand-up piano into a fantastic sewing center. <em>250</em> <BR> <BR> I can imagine what a wonderful... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 08:40:37 EST Saturday Morning Sunshine A coo start to the day on the Gulf Coast. We spent most of yesterday driving from Pensacola to Destin searching for a certain type of storage container to fit on my tables and computer areas. I did find some and have placed them in the proper areas to be used as storage in a camouflaged type of... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 08:37:01 EST Tragedy and Spark Impact I dreaded stepping on the scale this morning. I know we've all been there. This time was a little different. I dreaded it not because I overindulged in delight this week. It was because I really didn't focus a great amount on diet or exercise this week. Now, I did stick to my 10 minutes of yoga e... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 08:28:42 EST A trip to Seoul, Korea <img src=""> <BR> Son #2 , the Air Canada Pilot, is en route, from Seoul. Korea, to Toronto-- <BR> This was his plane loading up, to go there--- <BR> <img src=" Sat, 16 Nov 2019 08:19:55 EST Surprising Non Scale Victory The Fall 5% Challenge has been a little harder for me than I expected. Of course, I try not to let the scale and numbers rule my feelings but sometimes things are easier said than done. I do make excuses for myself such as maybe I am closer to that weight my body likes or it may just be the seaso... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 08:18:18 EST Saturday's Laugh - Free Air <img src=""> Sat, 16 Nov 2019 08:14:48 EST saturday up early finished all cakes. now i have to start the thanksgiving house cleaning. i have a huge amount of orders for thanksgiving week so i wont have time then, so now it is!! <BR> <BR> extra cold here today..3 below when i got up. i so love it!! have a cup of tea..then i'll get to work! Sat, 16 Nov 2019 08:12:14 EST Well, well, well... Deep subject, hey? HA!! <BR> <BR> I guess I finally have my stride back afterall. I came up with a new plan and new motivational goals for not eating at or well into the night. It's called wanting to be really healthy so I can enjoy my retirement once it gets here!!! <BR> <BR> It's called - ... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 08:11:59 EST Saturday Humor <img src=""> Sat, 16 Nov 2019 07:55:03 EST New presentation today To at least 9 clients at the domestic violence organization on how to take back the holidays and not overspend, prepare for next year, manage their credit cards, and protect their identity! All in 3 20 minute sessions.....Lots of info to convey. <BR> <BR> But, what's cute is that their children... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 07:46:09 EST Personal 14 Day No Chip Challenge When I found out that I had a couple of food allergies. The doctor said to give up those foods for 14 days and then to re-introduce. So, I gave up potatoes and chocolate and felt awful when I re-introduced. Now, I live without those foods. <BR> <BR> When I looked back at some of my tracking dat... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 07:38:31 EST Finding what works for me So I have worked so hard the last few months that I think a person really burns themselves out. I decided that I was going to loose weight and that I should research research research. (that is the type of person I am!) I read online, went to the library, talked to friends, watched videos, made l... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 07:33:02 EST Head and shoulders above the rest Good morning.. got a double dose of #beastmode yesterday.. started and ended the day with a #cko #kickboxing class. Every so often they do an evening class called no shower happy hour, you box in the dark except for the strobe lights and glow in the dark body paint, you work out then go the loca... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 07:28:56 EST A man and a woman were involved in a collision. A man and a woman had a car accident, both of their cars were completely demolished but somehow they both managed to escaped unharmed. <BR> <BR> “Thank goodness we’re alright!” the woman said. “You know, I think this is a sign from the universe that we should just be friends and not try to pin t... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 07:27:01 EST 16/11/19 just a quick one as i have to go to work soon.. running late because of sorting out the dog's medication online <BR> expensive hobby <BR> feeling quite achy today .. in my hands and the only thing i have had that i don't usually is pineapple so i guess that is off the menu for good now <BR> work... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 07:21:58 EST DID YOU KNOW??? <BR> <BR> The first Thanksgiving was a three-day celebration. <BR> November 1621, the settlers' first corn harvest proved successful and Governor William Bradford invited he Plymouth colonists' Native American allies to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Members of the Wampanoag tribe came beari... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 07:21:19 EST Devotions for Dieters - November 16th <img src=""> <BR> <BR> November 16th <BR> <BR> Psalm 146:1, 8 <BR> Praise ye the Lord, Praise the Lord, O my soul. The Lord openeth the eyes of the blind: the Lord raiseth them that are bowed down: the Lord loveth t... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 07:09:42 EST Thought and Prayer for Saturday, November 16, 2019 November 16, 2019 NEVER GIVE UP <BR> <BR> So many times when we have a dream or vision for the future, we get frustrated and give up. Life happens. We get side-tracked. We may not go for our dreams or visions for the future because of the uncertainty of what could happen. We get comfortable in o... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 07:05:03 EST November 16 2019 Good morning Spark Freinds I have a lot of things on my mind this morning. From paying bills to working and getting extra hr and finding time for exercise. Trying to keep my focus on the moment. It’s going to be a good day at work. I’m going to get off do a good workout and enjoy my evening... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 06:59:24 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY 11-16-2019 <img src=""> Sat, 16 Nov 2019 06:32:41 EST On the lighter side <img src=""> Sat, 16 Nov 2019 06:28:04 EST Survival Tactics It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is the most adaptable to change.... Charles Darwin Sat, 16 Nov 2019 05:59:14 EST Confessions of a food addict The last few days I have been doing horrible with my eating. I have been overeating and to make things worse, I have been eating all the wrong foods. I am not giving up. But I have to remember that being a food addict is just like any other addiction. I cannot have a little. I have to cut ou... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 05:58:15 EST Week 405 ... MB 189 ... Hi Sparkies, <BR> <BR> It has been a really hot week for us over 38 deg C into 42.5 deg C Beauty is finding solace in the fact that the flies are dying and leaving her alone. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Weigh... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 05:50:01 EST My Morning Blog <img src=""> <BR> Every morning I sit down and write about the good, bad, beautiful and ugly parts of my life. <BR> I make the ending as possible as I can, and I find that this has helped me in my journey. I've gained... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 05:45:22 EST IF JESUS-GOD'S BLOG-11/16/19 <img src=""> <BR> MAKE A joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands. Psalm 100:1 (KJV) <BR> ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,<BR>,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,And what I (Jesus) say unto you I say unto you all, Watch. Ma... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 05:27:49 EST Saturday Funny This is what happens when your child is exposed to too many commercials on TV. <BR> <BR> A Baptist pastor was presenting a children's sermon. <BR> During the sermon, he asked the children if they knew what the resurrection was. Now, asking questions during children's sermons is crucial, but at ... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 05:07:15 EST Daily Affirmation for Saturday, November 16, 2019 " I am a Master of Alchemy ; I Transmute Fear and Hate Into Love." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, <BR> with link to Sat, 16 Nov 2019 05:04:19 EST Fri 11/15 house clean We cleaned today. <BR> <BR> Good night! <BR> <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 like to acknowledge every sparker who visits my blog, so that being ... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 04:47:17 EST My post yesterday I posted yesterday about walking with a filled bottle of water. Someone told me that it might not be of use & to ask before doing so. I got this idea from a Spark article where they mentioned it using kettle bells & that would be TOO heavy for me so I thought of killing 2 birds with one stone by ... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 04:40:46 EST ALWAYS BELIEVE <img src=""> Sat, 16 Nov 2019 04:32:29 EST Honey Lemon Sunshine Goodness <img src=""> I don't know why but lemons always makes me think of sunshine and happiness. Just the smell of it brightens me up instantly. My throat's been feeling rather dry and scratchy, especially in the mornings wh... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 04:10:45 EST Sit down, lay back and relax Thanks for all you nice comments this week. <BR> Here are 6 to relax or dance to too. <BR> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR> <link> </link> <BR> <BR>... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 03:38:47 EST How will we follow our Creator’s plan if we are not following Jesus? Do you know the voice of the Bridegroom? (Matthew 25:1-13; Hebrews 1:1-4; Revelation 19:7). <BR> <BR> Jesus said, “And which of you, having a servant plowing or tending sheep, will say to him when he has come in from the field, ‘Come at once and sit down to eat’? But will he not rather say to h... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 03:01:15 EST Say this sentence 7 times, craziness of the English Language <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Stress a different word each time. <BR> <BR> You get 7 different meanings from the same sentence. <BR> <BR> Pretty brain bending stuff. <BR> <BR> And remember this when we read things onli... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 02:54:48 EST 15 November 2019 Coaching Notes - Day 2 <BR> <BR> {Daily Visualization <BR> Today, imagine that you decline someone who offers you a tempting treat because you know it won't fit into your food budget for the day. What do you say? How do you remain firm? How does it feel to know that you are in control of what yo... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 02:23:42 EST Carol's Caregiving Corner Whew! had some hard days as a caregiver lately, my client has been agitated and angry, taking it out on me. <BR> her routine has been altered, making transitions difficult. What has not changed is she offers me chocolates every day, which I think is wonderful because she occasionally can be a h... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 01:59:38 EST Warning... RANT! The CT Scan results are back! So I had the total shoulder replacement surgery on Nov 7 2018... last year. 53 weeks ago. <BR> <BR> It’s still not working after 9 months of Physical Therapy, 2 or 3 times a week and Countless massage treatments (not covered by insurance). <BR> <BR> Orthopedic Dr tells me “it should by working... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 01:18:18 EST 11-15-19 I have things ready to take to the toy drive, thrift store and used book sales company. I wasn't sure I would get to the stuffed animals. I have gotten closer to some more audio books. I will need to sort them to the same three piles. That will give me enough to go to the sales company again this... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 01:12:27 EST Day 11 of no sugar no flour / 3 things I am grateful for to day November 15 2019 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Have had a great day and so far the week has been good to. I am so grateful that I have made it this far along on the journey of no sugar and no flour in my food plan. The cravings are not as ... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 01:09:39 EST Long flight back to South Carolina It’s after 1am but we finally made it home. American Airlines out of San Francisco was delayed, no reason given, then delayed again. Finally got to our seats and a woman sat next to me with a “comfort puppy” but puppy didn’t want to be on the floor so beloved offered to move across the aisle so ... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 01:09:32 EST The kitchen Yesterday I had purchased some Old English at Lowe's & so today I tackled the kitchen cabinets. Since I hate housework & used to either hire a housekeeper or had my stepdaughter helping, I was trying to recall if I had ever before cleaned & polished wooden cabinetry. Now w/ the house repainted ... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 01:00:24 EST Take time to dance! Today, while walking down an aisle in a store, an all-time favorite song of mine came across the speakers. Without thinking about it, my feet started to dance. I did a little fancy footwork right there in the toy aisle. It got me thinking as to what songs I will always stop and move my feet t... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 00:55:33 EST To The Astroid Belt, and Beyond! We now leave the inner, rocky, terrestrial planets (generally not called all of the adjectives at once). Did you know there is more than one asteroid belt? Neither did I. Wonderful what we can find strolling through articles. Anyway, the inner belt is located between Mars and Jupiter. The entire ... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 00:52:49 EST A day touring the Grand Prairie The area south of the White River and somewhat centered around Stuttgart, AR, is called the Grand Prairie and rice is the main field crop and Duck Hunting is the top cash crop. Stuttgart claims the title of Rice and Duck capital of the world. Well ducks and geese are clogging the flyways now. A f... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 00:50:05 EST NOVEMBER 15th~Yawning big! Today was a cool and cloudy day. Do those kind of days bring out the wanna just take it easy in you? Sure did in me today. I was going to get that Dog Yard done till I walked outside. Then I decided it was time to get in a few more nice logs and keep the home fires burning! <BR> Did a bit around... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 00:45:16 EST November Been absent from here for awhile. I've peeked in a time or two to catch up on a few folks but haven't taken the time to post. <BR> <BR> So the news in my world: <BR> <BR> My husband has been battling a foot injury of some sort. They THOUGHT if was plantar fasciitis but he still hasn't been ab... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 00:44:57 EST Yippeee!!!! My new hair clip arrived today!!!! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I will have to grow my hair longer again in order to use it though. <BR> <BR> I cut my hair shorter than usual for the first time in years! <BR> <BR> I love that it's easier to manage now tha... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 00:41:10 EST #41 - Pope Zosimus ope from 417-418 A.D. <BR> Died: 418 A.D. <BR> pronounced ZOH-sih-muss <BR> <BR> Give me the scoop on Zosimus. <BR> St. Zosimus was born in Calabria (the toe of Italy’s boot), but little else is known about his life prior to him being pope. Known for having somewhat of a quarrelsome temper, Zosi... Sat, 16 Nov 2019 00:35:57 EST Weather It was another nice day in the high 60s. It is 60 outside and 69 inside. Sat, 16 Nov 2019 00:28:27 EST Saturday's Silly <img src=""> Sat, 16 Nov 2019 00:16:23 EST It would go so much faster..... If I didn't insist on doing a deep clean before I put everything back in place, Sat, 16 Nov 2019 00:00:09 EST Shabbat Shalom from California~November 11, 2019 <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Let's sing: <BR> <link><BR>GXJJRy4 </link> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 23:48:44 EST 🤓 🤓 Fri, 15 Nov 2019 23:43:27 EST Another week to go It’s been a week since the fur child’s surgery. Everything is going good but he is not allowed to climb the steps or jump up on our bed. So I am still sleeping downstairs in the recliner. Not the greatest sleep but better than sleeping on the sofa bed matress Fri, 15 Nov 2019 23:41:56 EST Friday Frenzy Okay I thought some of the exercises that I do really gave me a workout but I was so wrong. There is not an exercise out there that is harder on a person than a 4 year old. <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Now don't... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 23:35:11 EST Spunky Interesting Word Someone at block class called me spunky today. I don't think I've heard that word in a very long time. I keep trying to decided if I remembered to say Thank You. It is not always something remember to do when I get a complement mostly because one of those stupid rules in my brain don't think I... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 23:30:18 EST Friday Happy Friday to you all. Hope you had a good day. Hope you haveva great weekend. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 23:13:17 EST Are You Happy? <BR> At the end of the day, <BR> <BR> It doesn't matter who's stronger, smarter, prettier, or richer. <BR> <BR> The only thing that matters is...……….. <BR> <BR> Whether you are HAPPY or not. <BR> <BR> <BR> <em>410</em> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 22:47:59 EST Praying for Survival MAMADEE's Blog: SP ~ Day 4957 <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> TGIF! <BR> <BR> This Friday is one of those days I'd rather forget. Right now, I can't think of a single good thing that happened all day. <em>46</em>... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 22:47:36 EST It's been a while So, it's been a while since I last logged into the Sparkpeople community or attempted to use it on a regular basis. The fact of the matter is, I need it. I'm just not feeling healthy. I want to lose weight and gain energy. I want to wake up every morning and feel healthy and ready to tackle the d... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 22:33:23 EST Thankful In Threes 11.15 I am thankful... <BR> <BR> <BR> that my husband was able to find a ride to the repair shop to pick up the van before it closed for the weekend <em>244</em> . This meant my daughter didn’t have to cancel her counseling appointment which was especially needed today. <BR> <BR> <BR> for my dau... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 22:15:17 EST Just Like That, We’re Back to Shorts This, THIS is the kind of day that rocks my world! After a few frigid days we were back to glorious sunshine and lovely warm temperatures, and I even noticed quite a few trees blazing in fall colors which doesn’t happen very often in our dry mostly hot climate (not every year do we have fall colo... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 22:14:17 EST Friday November 15th <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 22:11:28 EST Things are looking better financially with new Medicare supplement plan. Also was approved for a program that will pay for two months eye shots. Their payment will cover my $3000 out of pocket so it’s even better than I ever imagined. Someone is watching over me and I am super grateful. Not so stressed out about finances now as I was 2-3 months ago........still work... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:56:23 EST Day 319: That was Pricey <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "Show kindness whenever possible. Show it to the people in front of you, the people coming up behind you, and the people with whom you are running neck and neck. It will vastly improve the quali... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:55:53 EST Exercising Day 1 of exercising: feel accomplished, but all over the place. I need something to follow to target my trouble tummy and my inner thighs...aka flab central... If I do something each day, I will be excited to develop a fitness plan and be able to see some actual results...My flexibilit... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:54:32 EST 11/15/19 Today has been a wonderful day! I got up when the alarm went off got dressed and did my morning exercise. Boy did I feel this one (Biggest loser 2 dvd). Then started cleaning the living room and started decorating for Christmas. I got part of that done. Finishing it tomorrow. Before dinner I got ... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:41:32 EST Sabotage As I'm making progress in my goals, I've noticed some strange behavior in some of the folks that I know. They are suddenly feeling the need to hang out when I'm trying to exercise, and just sitting there watching me. Sometimes, they go get ice cream and eat in front of me. When we eat together, t... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:29:54 EST Where Are The Fall Tree Colors? <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I don’t know about where you live, but where I live the trees all seem to be missing their new vibrant fall colors. You may have notice that this year’s fall foliage season appears to be missin... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:25:25 EST Tired Was up early <BR> Packed <BR> Church & ministry <BR> This involved driving ~ 4 hours <BR> Spending the night with my sister and her husband Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:22:35 EST Life is great 22 I am so grateful for my hiking group . I have 20,000 steps today <BR> I am grateful for my husband who always invites me to go to for a walk or do exciting things <BR> I am grateful for my Grandkids I love every single one sooo much! Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:12:37 EST Thrilled <img src=""> <BR> I am down to 255.6lbs from 312lbs I started my journey June 3rd 2019 so about 5 months. I am doing slowly by counting calories, I also go to the gym every other day for just over an hour and half. Wei... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:10:27 EST Trying to Re-enter Life in the USA I arrived back in Texas on October 29th. I didn't have any plans or any ideas of what I was going to do after seeing my doctor on the 5th of November. I had lived most of the previous 4 1/2 years in Zambia, and had been planning to live there longer. I knew that eventually I would have to return ... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:07:28 EST Changing focus Lately my only focus is to get in shape and lose weight to have a career as a Paramedic or the health care field. I have been fearful that I won't lose the weight in time for classes next August. I have also been fearful that no one is going to want to hire a 50 yo EMT or a 53 year old Paramedic.... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:07:24 EST Idea <img src=""> I bought this journal today. I thought if I wrote down my exercises, steps, calories, carbs, etc in it daily it would help me. Just an idea. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:07:13 EST 2019 Goals Cold morning warmed some lots of leaf removal Fri, 15 Nov 2019 21:04:28 EST Those pesky "is" days Yesterday morning I awoke with an OLD body. I ached all over, and ended up canceling my session with the coach. My body wasn't just requesting, it was DEMANDING a rest day. So... I took it. Ya wanna know how MUCH of a rest day? Would you believe Fitbit credited me with less than 2000 steps? ... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 20:52:52 EST Friday’s Words to Ponder <img src=""> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 20:52:26 EST What I did right Ordered smart at restaurant - twice! No snacking at work Portion controlled and tracked snack at home Walked to run my errands Didn't have seconds just because others were still eating Baby cuddles Big kid playdough time Got my daughter to do her laundry without a fight Goals for tomorrow: Wate... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 20:48:00 EST DAY 2 ON MY WW PURPLE PLAN I ended my day yesterday with points leftover and a full belly! I felt good about what I had put into my body. <BR> <BR> Today my breakfast stayed the same, 2 eggs, 2 turkey bacon & one slice of thin Dave's Killer bread. <BR> <BR> Lunch was a Spanish chicken & rice bowl. Brown rice, chicken... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 20:40:10 EST Today I Hated My Job Today I hated my job. Managing other people's emotions and behaviors all day long is draining. Just draining. <BR> <BR> I didn't sleep well, but I did run this morning. I tried REALLY hard. I tried to go with the flow, stay positive, get stuff done, break the day down into segments, stay "up... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 20:34:20 EST The Magic of Music <img src=""> <BR> I love music! It has a magic to it! It's amazing how listening to a particular song can bring back a special memory or make you feel happy, calm or energized. I am grateful for the lyrics and melodi... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 20:33:30 EST Day 319: Halfway Through November?! How the heck is November halfway over already? <BR> <BR> <em>40</em> <BR> <BR> I'm kind of sad because I'm wrapping up a week off, but I definitely don't feel like I've had a week off. Too much Dad crap to deal with, plus I've been unable to avoid being looped in on a lot of work email. S... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 20:21:50 EST 11/15/19 SIGH~~~~~ I am trying to be upbeat and positive today. Even though I still have a lot on my mind. I have been up since 3 am crying. So much happiness to so much sorrow in such a quick time. I put make up on today in an effort to not cry today. It didn't work but I was better. I did get th... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 20:14:16 EST November 15, 2019 Happy Friday! <BR> <BR> It's been a pretty good day overall. I'm tired, but I've made it through... <BR> <BR> I started the day with my workout. Then it was the usual - get the boys up and out the door, shower, breakfast, wash dishes and make the bed. Once I updated the checkbook (I had to make... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 20:14:00 EST 2019 emoticon for how you feel today <em>465</em> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 20:10:21 EST Yardwork Blew leaves all around today. Our of the gutters and the backyard. Garbage cans are full for pick up. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 20:09:36 EST Grandkids Grandson went to the Doctors today. He was diagnosed with a double ear infection. Saw him through the use of facetime, he seems to be doing better with his medicine. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 20:07:38 EST Friday November 15, 2019 Wanted to get in a few shots of our local Veteran's Day events and the cold winter weather we have had. A mixed week of fun and most weeks! <BR> <img src=""> <BR> The reading of names and other stuff was... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 20:06:47 EST Believe is the Word <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> My day went pretty much as I planned other than throwing a couple loads of laundry into things. After a bit of extended sleep and cleaning up the kitchen I pulled out all my Bible study m... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 19:42:05 EST DAY WITH COCO well, cold and rainy today. So Miss Coco and I spent another day together. She had to go out in the misting rain this morning so it was a hurry up for her She came back in and curled up on the end of my throw while I was doing things in the kitchen. When I sat down and turned on the tv she wa... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 19:29:37 EST Choir! Choir! Choir! ~ Sing! Sing!! Sing!!! <img src=""> I luv to sing, always have. My family growing up had four girls all close in age. Mom would often - embarrassingly - get us to sing together whenever company came over and it was great that the Beatles wer... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 19:15:40 EST Blog They who give have all things; those who don’t have nothing. By: Hindu Proverb Fri, 15 Nov 2019 19:15:39 EST STRESSFUL WEEK It's been a STRESSFUL WEEK. Other girl at office has been of sick for three days. Doing two jobs is hard. YOGA I need you. <em>414</em> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 19:15:37 EST Daily inspiration and Birth verse for November 15 and 16 Daily Inspiration: Life is a challenge so accept it for what it truly is. Lord, help me face what today brings with energy, determination and a joy that allows me to take control. <BR> <BR> A Time to Think: I’ve often thought, I’m nobody. Why would God answer my prayer? But God’s not impressed... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:51:21 EST Do you have a favorite holiday movie? Here is a list to jog your memory... <link><BR>s-list/ </link> <BR> <BR> I like the Grinch movie. <BR> <BR> chris Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:45:55 EST Day 204 All green on my Versa, achieved my steps per hour goal and have over 15K steps for today. Got in a great Legs/Back and 20 min treadmill walk this afternoon. Work schedule for next week was published early but waiting until tomorrow afternoon to make sure it's right before putting it in my calenda... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:26:29 EST My Adventures in Spark Land...Day 104 of Doing the New: 40 days of Christmas activities starts! 40 days until Christmas! <BR> <BR> For years I didn't like the holiday season. A few years ago, I was able to unlocked why thanks to a counselor. A rounds that same time I watched the Christmas Hallmark movie, 'Let It Snow' which was made in 2013. It became my 1st favorite Hallmark Christmas m... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 18:05:30 EST fall Just had a blast of early winter. We got about 3 inches of snow and with the wind chill factor it was 0 degrees. Today it did up to about 42 degrees and melted most of the snow. Sometimes I am so glad I work from home. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:57:29 EST Healing work is hard but well worth it! Going through memory work is not fun, but on the other side it is so healing and freeing. Still going through bouts of crying but almost there. I know this all had been the root of my weight issue. Praying it is the end of it now. Its so hard but so well worth it. <BR> <BR> I pray before each s... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:53:16 EST "The Good Liar"--movie review <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Go into the theatre, buy your popcorn (or not) sit down for 109 minutes and be entertained by two charismatic, professional stars as they do their job. When you leave the theatre don't start que... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:51:22 EST Week Update & Untapped Tools Week Update: <BR> <BR> Sat - Nordic Trac, walk, prep for craft show <BR> Sun - Walk, housekeeping, prep for craft show <BR> Mon - Nordic Trac, creative projects, organize book shelf <BR> Tue - strength training, lunch walk, work on a puzzle, bonus stretching, <BR> Wed - lunch walk, reading, ate ... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:39:48 EST Friday's Laugh - All About the Name My wife and I run a small restaurant where we often name our specials after our employees, dishes like “Sally's Chicken” after our maitre d who gave us the recipe, and “Rod’s Ribs” after a waiter who had his personal style of barbecue. <BR> <BR> One evening after rereading the menu, I broke with... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 17:39:10 EST STILL HAVING EYE PROBLEMS THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE AND PRAYERS <BR> <BR> I am still having problems with my glaucoma and also headaches and Vertigo this past week and have been housebound all week. Thank you for being patient with me. I feel bad that I can't get back to my Blogs. I miss everyone, but am listening t... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:58:16 EST Friday!!! I wish I could have spent more of the day outside. It was a very nice day. I did get out at lunch and do a few errands. I hope tomorrow is as nice as today was. Enjoy!! Luv U!! ((HUGS)) Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:23:50 EST the brownie and the nap Some days, like today, life feels far too hard. Maybe I am just being dramatic.... I can get that way, not remember how very, very blessed I am and just think of what is "wrong" in my life. My losses. My worries. My resentments. Regrets. <BR> <BR> Some days, it's hard to know what it should look... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:07:14 EST SMILE OF THE DAY <BR> My wife is incredibly smart. <BR> When I called her from my buddy’s phone she answered, “Hey love!” <BR> She already knew it was me. <BR> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 16:03:53 EST Wow! Weather And SparkPeople matter to me! Living in the high desert of California we see the sun about 340 days a year. Today is one of the cloudy days and I am amazed at how much it affects my mood! I grew up in Northeastern Ohio and saw most of the winter it seemed without the sun. But when I came out here, p I started getting used t... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:37:40 EST Wow! Weather And SparkPeople matter to me! Living in the high desert of California we see the sun about 340 days a year. Today is one of the cloudy days and I am amazed at how much it affects my mood! I grew up in Northeastern Ohio and saw most of the winter it seemed without the sun. But when I came out here, p I started getting used t... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:37:39 EST Friday it's been a busy day. we had a funeral this morning followed by a luncheon, now i'm trying to catch up on some stuff for the weekend. <BR> <BR> blessings Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:36:02 EST Applesauce Crumb Pie Hello Sparkfamily, Applesauce pie you say??? Take a peek! <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> Ingredients~ <BR> <BR> 2 cups unsweetened applesauce <BR> 1 cup light brown sugar <BR> 3 tablespoons butter or margari... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:20:18 EST Life on life's Terms " We don't live life on our terms. It's life on life's terms or not at all." Alex O'Loughlin <BR> <BR> That one statement gave me so much peace . It gave me hope . It was a huge light bulb that exploded in my head with YES that is the answer, <BR> <BR> You see I have been fighting , fightin... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 15:00:00 EST 15th November <img src=""> <BR> <link><BR>edia/817311/november_2019.jpg </link> <BR> <BR> "Look at life through someone else's eyes, and see their perspective" <BR> <BR> Today I took part in... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:38:54 EST Quote You are the master of your destiny, you can influence, direct and control your own environment. Napoleon Hill Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:35:11 EST 11/15/19 It's been a while since I wrote. Not a lot has changed. I've been having more pain in my back, lower back and I think it's nerve pain. I started Collagen today. I hope it helps but not sure it will on my back but if it can help the rest that would be good too. <BR> <BR> With the pain it's be... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:26:12 EST JUST STARTING OUT I feel that, for me, it is important to get my food intake on track and better in control first... before I implement an exercise regime. I am currently in my 4th day at Spark and have been tracking my food each day. It has been so hard to stay within my calorie range given how I ate previously.... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:14:14 EST Here I am I’m a great full soul it has been a good year onwards and upward Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:08:33 EST emotions!!? Gained weight by going to a birthday party. Also my friend diedd couple days ago. I felt very sad & ate a lot. As a result I gained several ppounds😢8 Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:05:47 EST BRR San Antonio Texas 31 degrees Walked kids to school bus this morning but still cold! Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:04:46 EST Vertigo has to go! My exercising has stopped for now and it’s killing me!!!!!😡😢 Fri, 15 Nov 2019 14:01:53 EST Friday <img src=""> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:57:00 EST Starting Earliest Ski Season Ever - 11-15-19 In the last two days we've opened up for ski season in Steamboat Springs! Howelsen Hill, which is the oldest operating ski area in North America, opened yesterday. Jason Lacy, president of City Council, and Rob Perlman, president of Steamboat Ski and Resort Corporation, were the first ones up t... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:53:13 EST Decluttering Kitchen and Getting Ready for Sock Hop One of my Spark teammates let me know she has joined TOPS too. It's nice to get feedback and I wish her all the best. I've been Sparking for years and joining this group has given a little push to try harder. <BR> <BR> Last week I kept seeing on youtube about people losing their minds over Pope... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:43:27 EST Friday : Desert Day 12 It is simply perfect here, cooler and we-even have a breeze. I am finishing my breakfast coffee on the covered common patio and thinking about all our family back home. The east is still cold and snow has collected on the streets. One has a tire issue , another a transmission problem. A friend,... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:35:34 EST traveling my cousins son plays in the state playoff game tonight. dh and i are driving there tonight. it is about 3.5 hours away. we are giving my aunt (his grandma) a ride. it should be fun to see some realtives. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:31:38 EST Just a short note. Yes, just a short note today to clear up yesterdays blog. I am not leaving here, it is the other sites that I am leaving behind, take for instance FB, there isn't really any good there any way, just always stuff that is forwarded, and no long do the jig saw puzzle, and the Mah Jong, as they get ... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:28:35 EST Friday It's less than 2 week to Thanksgiving....I need to go get my Turkey....I'll be making our dinner on Dec. 1st. we have other plan for Thanksgiving do, but I can't go with out making a turkey ...I love turkey and the trimmings, we are going to have a friendsgiving on that Sunday..... <BR> <BR> Hav... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:27:37 EST Day 104: Weigh day Happy Friday! This morning it is cold and foggy outside. Still got out for a jog with the baby. It was pretty cold at first but I warmed up by the end. I bundled the baby up with 2 blankets, pants and a cover on the stroller to keep the wind out! Saw this picture and could relate this morning! I ... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:15:30 EST Gonna renew my efforts Looking over my last blogs reminded me that life has continued with more of the same. Another stroke, more discomfort, more excuses, and lack of follow through. I am deciding this day to renew my efforts. I have had lots of positive things occurring too. I want to focus on those things and try to... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:12:47 EST Busier than Busy I want to apologize to all my Spark friends who have sent me messages and or spark goodies lately and I have not responded. With my mother getting closer to death, I am now at her home every other day and night . I have not had much time for posting on line although I try from time to time to pos... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:07:33 EST GYm change Work changed my hours so I am trying a few different things. I am trying to get to the gym before work. My workplace also has a gym set up--not the best quality, but it is there. So I have been going to work at the same time as my previous hours and using the equipment there. A step back in the r... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:01:04 EST Blind Senior Pit Bull Can’t Contain Her Excitement When Dad Puts On Her New Contact Lenses <link>blog.theanimalrescuesite.greatergood<BR>.com/dog-contact-lenses/?gg_medium=fk&<BR>gg_source=fk-c4m&gg_term=11152019&gg_c<BR>ampaign=dog-contact-lenses&gg_content=blog-link </link> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:00:56 EST Keeping on Thank you, fellow Sparkers for routing me on these past few days. I'm back on track so far and down 2 pounds. Slow!y but surely I'll get there with your help. Please wish me luck. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 13:00:46 EST November - Diabetes Awareness Month Fact # 15 November is Diabetes Awareness Month. <BR> Educate, Advocate and Cure <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> For the month of November, I will be posting a fact a day to help raise awareness of Diabetes. <BR> <BR> Fact ... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:55:06 EST How I feel when a friend asks me to go out to eat at a restaurant <img src=""> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:53:46 EST Life's bump is the road November 1 - I am blessed to live in rural Montana <BR> November 2 - I am blessed to have this beautiful home <BR> November 3 - I am thankful for all volunteers especially volunteer firefighters. <BR> November 4 - I am thankful for my wonderful husband who I should treat better. <BR> November 5 -... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:45:20 EST 64th in 4th Cookery Challenge: Red not yellow pepper sauce. <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I REALLY wanted to make the bright yellow sinshine sauce 🔆 <BR> But no yellow peppers in the store! <BR> <BR> So red sauce instead. Which certainly isn't as interesting to look at! <BR> <BR... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:34:15 EST Day 73 - Another bad day I think I need to find a way to not let "HER" bother me. I am in the dog house again because she said she was "aching all over" which I was supposed to understand she was sick. I just got off a 30 minutes emotional abuse session on the phone here at work because I didn't show the "correct" amou... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:23:45 EST Beaver Moon, Xmas Decorating, Misc. Have you noticed the beautiful full moon the past few nights? As always, throughout my life, I am often affected by a full moon and just have to hold on tightly for the roller coaster of internal churning it produces. <BR> <BR> "The full moon that appears in November is called the Beaver Moon.... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:19:30 EST 12 Weeks Later I don't even know where to begin. This is the last day of Week 12 of my healthier lifestyle. I have lost about 27 pounds. I'm in the 170's for the first time since college. I'm feeling more energetic, more confident, more like these are my new normal habits (aside from the flu sidelining me t... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:18:59 EST No pop or Starbucks since Sunday I have had no pop or Starbucks drinks since Sunday. It has not been as hard as i thought it would be. Of course it is day 5 so that could change but so far so good. I also have been walking more and eating more salads. Slowly I am changing my habits. It didn't help I was dealing with a sick ... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:10:49 EST Morning Sun - Rising and Shining .... into Today.... (the Moonlight Shines too).... Everything's Co Oh gosh. This hour of the morning. Coffee on the stove... golden light on the windows and bouncing off of leaves outside and wood inside. The quiet hour of solitude. Leaf blowers audible in the distance. Women with little dogs headed for the trail nearby. (I sometimes think a dog would be So so... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:04:09 EST Friday Saturday Looking forward to the weekend! Fri, 15 Nov 2019 12:03:33 EST Thing I am thankful for My blog entry today is things I am thankful for. There are so many as we come upon Thanksgiving and ponder everything we are thankful for. As I am going through a bit of stress of the issues of my grandson's mom trying to step in for the wrong reasons and a battle in court (at 6 1/2 years he does... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:53:59 EST I have been stuck but I turned the page... if you have been stuck you can adapt to You wouldn't expect it after losing 100 pounds I struggle. Its a mental one. I was very open with my weight loss and there was a shame that came on me when people say how much do you have to lose still after losing so much. The answer is I still have 101 pounds to lose. I didn't want to be honest... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:53:44 EST Hey All Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:53:09 EST Friday, November 15 Have had a productive week. <BR> <BR> Stocking up some for winter - have a few more items to pick up. <BR> I just do not go out much when it snows. Do not want to risk falling. That would not be good! <BR> <BR> Today will be baking bread and fixing a new recipe for dinner. <BR> I do love my b... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:52:03 EST Friday Pretty laid back morning so meetings today (thank God)...but I do have a busy Monday on deck so I am getting things in place for that... <BR> <BR> Busy Saturday planned...Sunday will be my relaxation day! <BR> <BR> Hope you have a great day! <BR> <BR> TTYL Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:48:22 EST On the lighter side <img src=""> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:47:46 EST Procrastinating Friday... I really should be getting my clothes together for work, hopping in the shower and thinking about heading out but here I am, sitting at the computer, watching the birds, listening to Wendy, with my buddy sitting next to me, tail flicking me in the head as he watches the squirrels at the feeders,... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:46:36 EST Chairs Chairs suck. I hate that I don't fit in all of them. I have 8 chairs on my porch that I don't fit in. I can't sit in the cafe chairs in the lobby at church. I get nervous at theaters. I saw a show in Vegas and was uncomfortable the whole time as my thighs were pinched. My motivation today is chai... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:43:58 EST Busy day ahead! <img src=""> <BR> I have a math exam and today is winter registration. Fingers crossed I get all my classes! After, the boy and I head to the mountains for some rock hounding, then home to do the grocery shop. I'm l... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:21:36 EST Weigh-In #37 I wanted to do a quick little weigh-in just because I realized that I should be comparing my stats from my starting weight of 296.6 instead of where I had been comparing them which was somewhere in the middle. That changes my progress somewhat and I want to be as accurate about progress as possib... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:17:27 EST Friday progress Thanks to taking the afternoon off yesterday, I feel better about the things to do. I was able to make inroads on all but one MISSION yesterday, and that one will be a phone call today to find out what I have to do. <BR> <BR> I also rescheduled some of my own medical appointments I'd had to c... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 11:10:14 EST Saying Goodbye A sweet lady died Sunday evening & her funeral was yesterday. One "buddy" of mine has gone to be with her son, closer to drs & another will leave Sunday after church to stay with her daughter until after the holidays. I guess that's what I get for having such special friends who are 30 yrs older ... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:53:42 EST The Plan I know that I'm not getting anywhere on this journey without a plan. So yesterday I sat down and created one! It is my new GPS - Getting Planned (with) Spark! <BR> <BR> So first part of my plan is to make sure that every meal contains one fruit or vegetable. I will also track what I eat (I was d... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:47:45 EST 2019 HEY SPARKERS TAKING CARE OF MYSELF hey sparkers hope all are doing ok stayed in today but i am doing a lot better three years of taking care of my mom really brought me down so i am taking much better care of myself so caregiver please take care of yourself take the time i ran myself down now i am paying for it love hugs and bless... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:37:36 EST it's friday in a while, i am off to spend some time at the national women's show that happens every year. my daughter says hi. she did really well on her midterm report card and she will continue to do so. she enjoys learning so much. both budgie birds say cheep, cheep! have a terrific day, everyone and a gr... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:36:20 EST I think I finally have a real handle on this... I am proud...not bragging...just proud and grateful for my success this challenge. I was the only Pink Flamingo still standing for maintaining or losing each week. I lost 11.6 pounds overall in 10 weeks. I was the biggest loser overall with this loss. I couldn't have done it without my team's... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:25:54 EST 11.15.19 I've been kicking butt this week. But my scale is not cooperating. It should definitely be going down. But it's not. I'm eating under my calories. I'm drinking water. I'm getting way more exercise than I usually do. I'm walking atleast 8,000 steps. What is the deal. Frustration. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:22:14 EST Letting Go <img src=""> <BR> <BR> I have so much to cherish (a devoted husband, healthy children, a good education and an amazing life already led.) But as I get ready to hit the milestone that many dread (age 50) I have begun t... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:14:29 EST Prayer and Attitude "When you pray for anyone you tend to modify your personal attitude toward him." <BR> ~ Norman Vincent Peale <BR> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 10:01:07 EST funny <img src=""> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:53:05 EST By the Breath of God - Joel and Victoria "Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit," says the Lord Almighty." (Zechariah 4:6, NIV) <BR> <BR> In the original Hebrew, the word “spirit” in today’s verse literally means “breath.” This Scripture is saying that the breakthroughs that are coming in our lives are not going to happen just by... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:43:15 EST Same Distance From The Ditch Keeping in the theme this week of 12 Step Sayings, my all-time favorite is: “No matter how far down the road you are, you’re always the same distance from the ditch.” <BR> <BR> What does this mean, for me, a compulsive overeater? <BR> <BR> My experience has been that sometimes I fall into the ... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:41:34 EST Keeping It Simple On My Own, a week or so later My last blog was on Nov.1. It just so happened that my life had a tremendous upheaval when my brother passed on Nov. 2 while visiting my sister out of state. The days since then have consisted of trying to maintain some sense of normalcy at home while wading through what needed to be done as w... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:38:32 EST November 15 2019 Today is going to be a relaxing day. Both my hubby and I have the day off and kids are at school. We found a new show I think we are just going to hang out together and binge watch this new series. It’s star War tv show. Seams pretty good. Nothing to exciting just enjoy the day just the row of... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:37:29 EST What's for Breakfast <img src=""> Breakfast on a new plant-based diet is a bit different. I have never eaten breakfast cereals or sweet breakfast items. If I ate breakfast, I was eating eggs usually w/ chili or eggs chili and tortillas... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:32:56 EST Friday Morning Up early after a restful night's sleep. All is going well. Had a great Romeo day lunch with the neighborhood guys yesterday. We went to Burlington last night and picked up some items for the grandchildren. We are planning to do house chores today. Keeping focused for more successes during th... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:30:15 EST Daily Highlight 258 - Ladies Lunch Highlight - <BR> Lunch with the ladies actually ended up being breakfast as they were still serving. Ate until full, there was still over half of what was served on my plate. Lively conversation slowed the pace of eating so I noticed when I was full. Now if it could only be like this all the tim... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:26:41 EST Getting ready for a move Since Bobby passed away in June, it seems like it has been a roller coaster of feelings. One minute missing him so much, that I cry all day. The next minute, knowing I can get thru all of this and go on. The pain has eased up some. I try getting out to go see patients in the nursing home and ... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:21:26 EST Friday Two hours treadmill completed at 8:30. Volunteering at hospital from noon to 4 and then setting up for a fundraiser at 6 p.m. today for tomorrow. Have a lovely day. I pray mine is uneventful. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:17:17 EST 11/15/19 Opportunities <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "In the middle of difficulties lie opportunities." Albert Einstein <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> "The good n... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 09:08:32 EST Are Ya Stuck? Sometimes, on the way to a dream, you'll get stuck. You were so excited when you first started. Things were happening; you started to see results and began thinking that maybe this could really happen after all. <BR> <BR> <img src=" Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:56:08 EST CAN DO We CAN accomplish anything we put are minds to. I had a coach that never allowed the word can’t in his presence and i believe in him totally. We CAN do it if we really put our mind body and heart into doind it. So throw away the can’ts and starting we the CANs❣️ Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:50:12 EST FAIL - BACKSLIDE - 10 Steps in reverse 261 days until August 3rd (my goal is to stay on point and reach fitness/weight by then) <BR> <BR> SO- as I said in previous post; I knew there was a rough patch ahead, and I failed to navigate it- wound up in the ditch. <BR> <img src=" Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:47:42 EST Minion Opinions... LoL <img src=""> <BR> <BR> Ummmm... well maybe that was me. <em>100</em> <BR> <BR> <img src=""> <BR> <BR> What? People put stupid stuff o... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:45:16 EST Joined a Christmas Trimmings program At the local Y! So fun. I feel more hopeful. Plan to try some new things like classes. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:43:47 EST TGIF! Another week in the record books! Have a great Friday. <BR> <em>386</em> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:39:03 EST Challenge Day 54 <img src=""> <BR> Casey and I got our challenge walk done in the sprinkles. The watch is now charging. I leave soon for the Run Fest weekend in St Petersburg. My 10k event is tomorrow. Supposed to be nice temp. Hope th... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:38:34 EST Food plan for today Detox tea and multivitamins First meal at 12 Vitamins Qunioa hamburger bowl Smoothie Apple pb Vitamins Dinner Last meal 8pm Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:29:46 EST Prayer Prayer. Acts 2:1-19 November 15 2019. <BR> <BR> <BR> <BR> “ So Peter was kept in prison, but earnest prayer for him was made to God by the church.” Acts 12:5 <BR> <BR> <BR> Do you believe in the power of prayer? Why is it that in Canada, in the evangelica... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:24:22 EST Walking Saw in some post about walking with a weight in one hand I have now changed it to walking with a filled water bottle as there is a place where we keep them in our dining room after filling the bottles at the filter. Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:19:58 EST friday up really early. decorated a bass guitar cake. then baked some gluten free and regular cakes and cupcakes for a pickup that just ordered. <BR> <BR> on the docket today..clean more..then knit on a present i started last night. got almost half done with this kind of project!! supposed to... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:15:45 EST Got in my workout I try to be out the gym at 830am but ran late so i did 30min cardio and 15min sauna Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:15:31 EST When given the chance, just show up!!! Good morning friends.. woke up yesterday with sinus pressure and a mean headache.. and decided to not go into NYC for an event that night that had been on the books for a few weeks, I also pushed my 2 miles off until later in the day.. <BR> <BR> Since I went to Weight Watchers Wednesday night an... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:09:54 EST Still On Track--Measurements! So I was 269.4 this morning and still feeling on track. Didn't wake up till 5AM though, for some reason none of my alarms went off. Wasn't feeling good again when I woke up, not sure why though. I made some comparisons from last year at this time and found out that I am five pounds lighter this y... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:04:59 EST Allergy? The past two days I ate unsalted dry roasted peanuts instead of dinner. <BR> Within a few minutes both times, I got heart palpitations, slight S.O.B., but did not figure out the connection until last night. <BR> I took one non-drowsy Benadryl and it took a couple hours before my heart calmed ... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:02:56 EST How We "See" . . . ???? I've finished and DH is currently reading a fun book: The Queen's Corgi by David Michie. Both of us love books written from the point of view of a dog . . . and this one features a floppy-eared corgi, Nelson, who shares with us many more-or-less profound conversations he overhears in the Queen'... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 08:00:43 EST STAND UP/Wear Pink <img src=""> <BR> <BR> <BR> International STAND UP to Bullying Day <BR> International STAND UP to Bullying Day is a semi-annual event that takes place in both February and November. The November event coincides with ... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:58:01 EST Whole Lotta Lotta Goin' On And blog ideas shoot past my consciousness only to fade into the clouds as they speed on their way. I wonder where they are going .... <BR> <BR> Opps - there goes another one. <BR> <BR> But there is a whole lot going on at the House of Bess. Like a little open house for arty friends tomorrow -... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:53:44 EST Balancing Act <img src=""> <BR> I saw this statue at Grounds for Sculpture and feel i love with it. How beautifully it portrays the elegance and grace of the dancer. I was also struck by the sense of balance. <BR> As I grow older,... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:51:41 EST Devotions for Dieters - November 15th <img src=""> <BR> <BR> November 15th <BR> <BR> Luke 1:49 <BR> 'For he that is mighty hath done to me great things; and holy is his name.' <BR> <BR> Al sat in his chair, looking around the living room at all the peo... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:25:11 EST The days just fly by Another productive day in the office and soon I will <BR> need to check my list and see how many seniors <BR> we will have to see before the deadline. I am thinking <BR> it is less than 50 by now but that is only a guess. <BR> I will be going to DD's early this afternoon to babysit <BR> the GC un... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:25:02 EST Friday Funny! Farmer Brown and his wife went to church every Sunday. And when the sermon started, Farmer Brown would fall asleep. So his wife decided, this Sunday when he fell asleep, she would stick him with her hat pin to wake him up. So sure enough, the sermon started and Farmer Brown fell asleep. <BR> The ... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:16:33 EST 11/15/19 It's kind of fun to do the impossible. Walt Disney Quote of the Day <BR> Hindsight is always twenty-twenty. <BR> Billy Wilder <BR> <BR> Love Quote of the Day <BR> Tell me who admires and loves you, and I will tell you who you are. <BR> Antoine de Saint-Exupery <BR> <BR> Art Quote of the Day <BR> If it can be written, or thought, it can be filme... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:14:20 EST Lazy Friday Mornings I have a toddler and the weeks are long with back to back full days of daycare Tuesday through Thursday. Daycare also equals lots of germs and sickness, With both of us feeling a little sick, we slept in. Just seems like there is always guilt around taking some down time, even though it is nee... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:06:23 EST Special Blessings-November 15, 2019 Today I am especially blessed for the following: <BR> <BR> 1. I had a very early start to my day so I am using this time to Spark. <BR> <BR> 2. After Jim gets up and has breakfast, we are going to clean house. <BR> <BR> 3. After cleaning, we have groceries to buy today. <BR> <BR> 4. This ... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:06:07 EST JOLLIES FROM JUDY 11-15-2019 <img src=""> Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:05:39 EST One Week Later <img src=""> <BR> After starting fresh a week ago after losing Fatso the rat last friday November 8th i lost a total of 8.6 pounds so far. I had weight myself last 3 or so days about 3 different times to see the weight... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:01:59 EST I'm Back----with 2 eyes--happy to be home! <img src=""> <BR> We made it to the Opthalologist--- <BR> Why on earth do I worry about the weather so much? <BR> Son #3 the Policeman, drove us, in his huge super-duper truck--and the roads were just wet and slushy in... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 07:00:25 EST Thought and Prayer for Friday, November 15, 2019 November 15, 2019 SERVING OTHERS <BR> <BR> We can have great relationships with family and friends and that is good. However, it is also good to give to those in need. To serve. This time of year is when people feel the most alone. Setting some goals to be an example and work hard to serve will ... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 06:43:51 EST Getting Back in Shape after being lazy and complacent <img src=""> I went to my Doctor appointment last Friday and unfortunately I had to get weighed. I literally felt 🤮sick as I was staring 😱at my horrible current weight😫😭. How could I let this happen🤷🏽‍♀️? Fyi- I'... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 06:13:10 EST True Grit The greatest weakness of all weaknesses is to fear too much to appear weak....Jacques Benigne Bossuet Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:54:17 EST Daily Affirmation for Friday, November 15, 2019 " I love myself as I truly am - and live courageously." <BR> <BR> - Jonathan Lockwood Huie, <BR> with link to Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:48:31 EST Dog personality Yesterday I was hustling work. So by the time I got home 8pm I read the newspaper and went to sleep. Thursday night football was watching me after the 1st half <BR> I took the small dogs for a walk yesterday, I took them individually, cause I wanted to walk longer, plus I wanted to walk in the a... Fri, 15 Nov 2019 05:45:08 EST